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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS? MEWSMKR VOL. LVIII, NO. 59. Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1938. -TEN PAGES. UnlKd frtu PRICE 5 CENTS OPENING NEW STONEWALL COUNIY GETS FIRST COMMERCIAL WELL Flow Of From 12 To 15 Barrels Hourly Expected After Hole Fills At That Rate Stonewall county's first commercial producer, opening the west Central Texas district, was drilled into lime pay yesterday and shut down after filling with oil at the rate of 12 to 15 bar- rels hourly. It was expected to flow near midnight last night, at the rate it was filling. Owners of the test, the Stonewall Oil company No. 1 H. T. Carlile, will likely decide today whether it is tg be deepened more into the Palo Pinto lime section of to be treated with acid as it stands. The No. 1 Carlile struck oil ten days ago, and after heading, was killed so that five-Inch casing could be underreamed and cement- ed atop the pay section at 'eel. P. B. Harriott, Tulsa Oklti., op- erator who with A. G. 'Swanson of Abilene formed the Stonewall Oil company (0 drill the test, was at the location Tuesday. The company IN A FLARE-LIT SCENE OF HYSTERICAL HORROR- NLRB Hearing WTU Charges Labor Practices Of Organization Told From Stand SAN ANGELO, July Evidence purported to show that certain employes of the West Texas s a solm block ]3.000 acres Utilities Co., 'hsd engaged In spy- 'ne well from which no Ing activities on the organizational efforts of the International Broth- erhood of Electrical Workers was within two miles of the well. Introduced when a hearing before onum iwo innes 01 me well Harlow Hurley, slalf trial examiner H. T. Carlitc, landowner, was re of the National Labor Relations Ported to have sold a quarter roy board, was resumed here this after- ally under the 160-acre drillsite noon. and an adjoining !60 acres for SI25 A complaint filed wilh the NLRB pcr acre base prior to drilling of charged the Utilities company with the cement plugs Tuesday, Operators complete! drilling out cement Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. unfair labor practices and union discrimination in the alleged dis- missal and transfer of five em- ployes from their jobs here. Lawson Wimberly, Austin, I. B. E. W. representative, testified under questioning by L. N. D. Wells, Fort Worth, labor board attorney, that he had been spied upon by various employes of the firm In San Angelo and Quanah. W. H. Wills. San Angelo. former switchboard operator and now ac- tive vice president of the local union said that he had been questioned organization Tie hearing will be resumed at o'clock' Wednesday morning with Wins as the witness. Started Monday morning the hearing rtas deferred four times W Rllow attorneys to agree upon Juris- facts. The case further complicated by filing of an intervention com- plaint by seven employes who al- leged they represent- the majority of utilities employes In the genera- tion, transmission and distribution departments of the San Angelo and McCamey area. by superiors on his work at McCamey. Two Giant Brothers Duel With Shotguns TTSHOMINGO, Ofcla'., July giant brothers who dueled in a pasture at dawn with shotguns nt close range lay near death to- night Ike McDonald suffered from revere shock and physicians at a hospital here said they were unable to operate to determine the extent of his wounds. In an Arrtmore hospital Nick McDonald regained consciousness after an operation showed he suf- fered 25 punctures of I he Intestines and a great Jagged hole in his lower chest and upper abdomen. Two straying ralves caused years of bickering to be climaxed in gun- fire. County Attorney Dennis Clark paid Mrs. ]ke McDonald told him. Vice Presidents Of UAW Being Tried DE7TROIT. July 25.....MV-Home Martin and the associates he charges conspired with communists lo disrupt Ihe CIO united automo bile workers aired their dispute lo- riay behind closed doors at UAW headquarters. Martin. International union presi- dent, marshaled 150 guards into eleventh floor corridors oulsid union offices to prevent inlcrfcr cnce as trial of four susrwnded vice presidents began. Maurice Sugar, their attorney, termed "a typical fascist set-up" the protective measure taken after opponents of Martin's policies yes- terday invaded the UAW head- quarters, engaged In fisticuffs and delayed Ihe trial with a sit-down demonstration. spreads have been sold. Little acreage trading ported, although some leases were By 2 p. m., the well had tilled 1.750 feet with oil. Tools were run again into the hole and was deepened another fool to feet, total depth at present. It then filled feet in oil in an hour and a half and was stand- ing with approximately feet of oil in the hole at p. m. The wildcat discovery is located five miles north of Peacock and about six miles northwest of Swen- son In the extreme northwest part of Stonewall county, it is 330 feet from the south and 990 feet'from the east lines Of the" southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 293, block D, survey. ASPERMONT WELL Five miles south of Aspermont in Stonewall county, the. Bert Pelds. No. 1 Pierson, in'M. D. Lee survey, remained shut down at feet[ but it was understood the test will be drilled on to the Palo Pinlo "me. In Scurry county to the west, the S. B. Roberts company N0. j c M. Wellborn, wildcat In section survey was shu) down at 675 feet "awaiting ten. inch casing whfclj cannot be trans- ported over muddy roads. First wildcat for western Haskell county and first wildcat to be started, in Haskell since the discov ery of the Pardue pool is sched uled to be drilling (his Indian States Oil company of Oklahoma No. 1 T. p. Jones, four miles northwest of has' been spudded to 80 feet and cemented ten-inch surface casing at that point. The wildcat is contracted bv Taubert fc McKee of Fort Worth and is scheduled for testing the Adams Branch and the Palo Pinto limes. It is located in Coryell See NEW Tg. 10, Col. 7 Runnels Votes On Beer This Week campaigns are being conducted this week by the "drys" and the "wets" seeking votes in the election next Saturday. July 30 on the question of legalizing the sale of beer in Runnels county. The last election held on this question was April 24. 1937 and the county remained dry by a small margin. Freddie Steele Loses Championship SEATTLE, July Al IlosUk, 15S 1-4. T.irom.l. won Hie world iniildlrnrisM fijlit title from Freddie Stctlr, Seattle, will! a knockout in the first round of their scheduled hcrr Inniflil. Sicelc wcijhcr! 15D pounds. Abilene Sites For Veterans Hospital Officially Inspected Hotel Guest Leaps To Destruction For a man who Is making his first visit 1o Texas, c. H. Slratton, representative of the Federal Vcl- erans administration is seeing a good portion o! the stale. Through East Texas. South Texas and West Texas he has already toured, In- specting proposed site's for a new telcrans' hospital, and he will visit the plains and panhandle before starting the return trip to his home in Washington D. c. Yesterday afternoon he Inspected five Abilene sites for the hospital, bolh from automobile and airplane. Approximately 150 miles ot the Abi- lene territory were covered In view- Ing the sites northeast, east, south- east and southwest of town as well ns ihc city's; three lakes. Straiten made no direct comment on Ihe desirability of Abilene as hospttn location, but, commended the people ot the. section for their hospilality and courtesy. He was a guest last night at the Price Campbell home on Lytle lake and was lo be flown to Lubbock early this morning. He has been connected with the hospitalization of veterans since 1919. when Ihe movement first started and long before the es- tablishment of the present system of organization. A small, wiry man Stratton has lived In Washington' for 20 years. He is now field man for the vclerans administration. PW.V MONEY ALLOTTED Already, of PWA money has been allocated to the constiuc- lir.a of a veterans hospital In the Texas district. U Is !o be a 350 bed hospital wllh facilities for con- Set HOSPITAL SUES, ff Iff, Col 6 SOLDIERS MAROONED IN CANYON FOUND MARFA, July soldiers marooned on a high ledge above the flooding Rio Grande river in dangerous Santa Helena canyon in the Texas Big Dend country were found by searching parties to- night. The .searchers, In charge of Sergeant Stephen Artel! of Fort D. A. Russell, the men's home post, dropped food and water feet to the men. but planned no attempt al rescue tonight. By lone distance telephone the parly reported to the post that a third soldier who en- tered the canyon on a week-end attempt to negotiate the Rio Grande in automobile inner tubes, was still missing. Search- ers feared he had drowned. The missing man. private Harry Buckman. and the two on the ledge, Sergeant Clyde Rybcrg and Private Clarence Hansent drove with two com- panions, John McGovern and David Wise, to the head of Hie canyon below Lajltas.Saturday. They were on leave from Fort D. 'A. Russell; It was planned that three of them would attempt to ride the Rio Grande through the canyon on Inner tubes. They estimated it would require 10 hours to make the trip. Buckman, Rybcrj and Han- sen set out on the dangerous journey. McGovern and Wise drove 10 miles downstream to awatt their companions, but the adventurers did not appear on time, and McGovern and Wise grew uneasy. Finally, an, inner tube was sighted. On It was a note say- ing Ryberg and, Hansen were marooned and could not com- plete the trip and Buckman was missing, possibly drowned. The two were found about 500 yards down from the can- yon's moulh, where its helghth Is feet- and where resi- dents of the place said was the jOnly break in the smooth can- yon walls of any account for the entire length. The rescue party planned an attempt to bring the men from the ledge tomorrow, and fall- Ing that, feared they would have to remain until the river went down. They said the two could climb up at the point as much as a thousand feet above the flood, and If supplied with food and water would be in little danger. The canyon, one of (he show places of the Big Bend country, has been successfully navigated a lev times In the past at low stages of the river by men in boats, but is considered one of the most dangerous canyons in the section. Martin Dies Opposes Alired's Appointment AUSTIN, July ment of Governor James V. Allred to a federal judgeship. by President Roosevelt has been attacked by Congressman Martin Dies of Orange who, friends here said today, would try to persuade the U. S. senate to refuse confirmation. Dies was quoted as saying he was not making a personal flghf on the governor but believed the principle of appointing residents of Judicial districts to Judgeships should be followed. Allred, from Wichita'Falls, is not a resident of the southern federal judicial district. Dies obtained adoption of an amendment 'providing the appoint- ment be limited to a resident when 'lle..SSL the judgshlpwas before tEe house! It was later stricken from the bill and Dies, friends said, claimed the given for removing the pro- vision was that it was unnecessary since a centry-old precedent called for appointment of a resident. Dir-s was en route to Washington tonight and could not be reached for a statement. REP. MARTIN-DIES Right And How- O'Daniei Texas Hero Number 1 FORT WORTH. July -rlust who Is Texas' number 1 hero? Postmaster Henry Young's answer is W. Lee O'Daniei, democratic nominee for gover-, nor. Worried post-office officials today invaded Ihe postmaster's office with a '.eltcr addressed lo 'Texas' Hero Number i. Fort Worth, Texas, care of Uncle Sam." One glance and Poslmaslcr Young said "Send it to W. Lee O'Daniei.'' Marland Blames FDR For Defeat AMARILLO, July E. Jlfarland of Oklahoma said here- tonight that "certainly Presi- dent Roosevelt was responsible for my and Murray's referring lo his failure to win the senate seat held by Eimer Thomas. "I was top man until the presi- dent's inlervcnllon." he said. "After that the- pro-Roosevelt men went to Thomas and the anti-Roosevelt men went to Gomer Smith. I was lelt with only my own following." He expressed surprise at the startling victors' of W. Lcc O Daniel In the Texas governor's race, and inquired if O'Daniei "has ever had any connecllon .vilh Ihe oil indus- try." En route to the interstate oil compact meeting at Colorado Springs, he said that at similar meetings "they" had been calling Ernest Thompson "governor" for six months. German, British Air Rivals Reach Azores HORTA. Azores. July Two Transatlantic air rivals, the German catapult seaplane Nord- and the British pickaback tea- plane Mercury, landed here this afternoon after uneventful survey flights from No-h America. Twc, hours and 10 minutes ahead of the Mercury, the German plane arrived from Port Washington. N. Y. The Mercury covcml the ap- proximately miles from Bot- wood. Newfoundland, In seven hours and 38 s Colorado Flood Moves South Fear Of Further Rise Fades; River Falling At Austin AUSTIN. Tex.. July 26-MV- Murky waters of the flood -gorged Colorado crawled across rich farm lands below Austin today as fear of a further rise upstream faded hourly, With most of its power held In check by barriers in the 65-mile stretch between here and Buchanan lake, competent observers foresaw Inundalion of the coastal plains area as the remaining Ihreat of the rampaging stream. The weather bureau predicted the river would continue to fall at Aus- tin for the ne.vt 24 hours. It was dropping about a foot every sis hours. At Bastrop. 31 miles beiow Aus- tin, the stage was feet and an experienced observer told the Colo- rado riier authority H apparcntly had reached a crest. Smilluille. 13 miles further down- stream. anticipated n maximum of 34 feet. Engelhard, chairman of the authority, said the situation was brighter than In several days. He said huge Buchanan a matter of lime until defenses col- lapsed. Occupation of Kluklang marked a gain of 15 miles In three weeks by Japanese forces who have driven Chinese from the great cllles of Pelping, Tientsin, Shanghai and Nanking. Despite the Kiukiang victory however, Japanese still faced lh< task of mopping up Chinese rear- guard units In hillside positions be fore attempting adfance 01 Hankow in force. At Kiukiahg, Japanese reporlec Chinese again put into effec their age-old policy of leaving in. vaders only "scorched earth broken tile" to conquer. Ail foreign property except the American church mission school the American Standard Oil com- pany and British Asiatic Petroleum company Installations was said to have been looted. One district was set afire and the railroad leading 90 miles soulh to Nanchanj damaged. Japanese Buying Mexican Crude MEXICO CITY. July Reports that a Japanese-chartered oil tanker was en route to Tam- pico and another was being loaded at the southern port of Minatit- lan today revived speculation that Japan is seeking a foothold in the Mexican oil industry. Informed circles said normally it was commercially impracticable for Japan to send tankers through the Panama canal and up the cast coast to ports such as Miatitlan be- cause of canal tolls and the time involved. Oil can be bought more cheaply on the coast. The Weather Thousands See Suicide Plunge 'I've Made Up My Mind', Youth Said As He Stepped Out Into Space And Death By WILLIAM S. WHITE NEW YORK, July a f Jare-lit scene of hyster- ical horror, John Ward, 26 and unemployed, leaped to death to- night from a 17th floor hotel ledge to which he had clung, inter- mittently threatening to jump, for more than 10 hours. His body landed on 55th street near; Fifth avenue amid icattered screams rising from among the thousands who for iours had stood morbidly he- mused. Many women fainted. The last of half a dozen expe- dients to bring down safely was all but completed when, calmly and with no single outcry, he casu- ally sleppec! from the ledge. The ot whom had been brought into the fashion- able mid-town area lo aid in the rescue and in pushing back the hauled up from Ihe stfeet a stout net of the sort used In loading cargo. They had intended to grasp one end at the 16th floor, another at Ihe 18lh and thus to enmesh Ward as a butterfly Is netted. Britain Acts To Preserve Peace Mediator Named fri Czech-Nazi Disturbance LONDON, July 26. _ Great Britain stepped into the explosive Just as the net crepl silently up- ward past the 16th floor, Ward came at last to his decision. He posed a moment then thrust his left foot forward, clear of Ihe ledge, and plummeted downward. First the body dropped head-on: around and end over end until with a high smash It struck a marquee. Below, the whole area wars alight with-photographic flares and noise broke from the crowd, first in a long moan and then In a series of sharp. Individual screams. Ward's last words were heard by Dr. G. C. Presaer, a city health deparlment physician who had talked with him frequently during the'day. said If we could promise him that life was worth living he would come the doctor "He said many people closf to him were against him. He said that he tried many ventures and failed. He said he knew he would be penalized." "There's no way out of Dr. Presncr quoted Ward as faying. "I have been up here many hours trying to convince myself of rea son living, mindi' "I don't think it was because of fear or .Dr. Prasner fald had made his decision. The poor fellow was irrational during the last half an hour." When word of Ihe Jump spread lo crowds milling In nearby side streets, thousands pushed the hotel breaking police lines and paralyzing traffic. .While the net was being hoisted in a last desperate effort to de- feat Ward's long delayed suicide spectators in the Immediate vicin- DEATH PLUNGE, Tf. 10, Col. 5 I've mada up my r y WEST r.rir, ann ThriMrfa j, TtXAS: Tartly eTondj, KJltewd SF.W- .MEXICO: Wrdix.day .nd TJIIIc In OhMHRMA; rlond, in nt trmpfratnrf Jfitridii" MOVR P. M. injured Snyder Man improves SWEETWATER. July 26-Condt- tlon of Edwin Sturgeon of Snyder, injured seriously In an automobile collision Monday night, was con- sidered improved tonight attend- ants at the hospital here said. The victim suffered severe head Injuries when the car he was driv- ing crashed head-on into a car in which three Roscoe youths were coming to Sweetwater Tor a soft- ball game. The boys were injured but were released from the hospital .this morning. Oil Prorotion Order May Be Postponed AUSTIN, July 26. Post- ponement, probably until next week, of a railroad commission for August oil production in Texas was indicated today by commissioner Ernest O. Thompson. He said the commission would Is- sue an order after completion of a study of probable market demand through winter months and pointed lo a meeting of Ihe Interst.itc Oil Compact commission at Colorado Springs. July 29 and 30, when a report will be made. Thompson, chairman of the in- terstate commission, said the oil Industry was prospering solely be- cause of the care taken by regula- tory authorities against surplus production. Sunday shutdowns for Texas oil fields are in force this month there has been demand from within the Industry to continue them through August and even longer. The chairman stressed the Im- portance of the impending rcporl as a future guide for regulatory bodies in member statce. Spur Woman Third Crash Victim To Die LUBBOCK. July Mrs. ILonnie Gllmore. 48, of Spur, third victim of a train-automobile colli- sion near here this morning, died In a hospital tor.lght. She had been preceded in death by a daughter. Jean. 12. who died this mornlrg an hour after the ac- cident, and a brother. Bernan Ncathcrland. 42. of San Antonio N. M., who -was killed instantly. _______ an u and assured ____ war was, farther away. Prime Minister Neville Chamber- lain put the main hope of dispell- ing Europe's war clouds In the Brit- ish mediator's success at solving the Czechoslovak problem and an- nounced Viscount Runciman, for- mer member of the cabinet, had been chosen for Ihe post. He [old the notice of commons it a solution (o the dispute between the Czechoslovak government and its autonomy-seeking Germanic and other minorities could be found, "I should feel the way ii open again to further effort fc gen- eral He declared Britain's policy had contributed to a better atmosphere In Europe and'added, "we intend to pursue It." :ln his wldress the prime minis- ter :Hlnted that .Britain might yet give some form of aid to China; Held out hope for an early agree- ment In British-American trade negotiations; Announced Spanish Insurgent authorities had agreed to a British proposal for investigation of bomb- ings of British ships; Gave an implied promise (a let the British-Italian friendship pact go into force when foreign fighters, Including Italy's, are withdrawn from Spain; Paid tribute to Adolf Hitler for "notable gesture .for pro- tection of peace'1 in the British- German naval agreement. Chamberlain said the govsfn- ment's aim was maintenance of peace through removal of all pos- sible causes ot conflict, but warned that "though we jcek peace" Brit- ain Is not willing "to sacrifice, even for peace, British honor and vital traditions." Day by day. he said, the armed strength of the country becomes more formidable. ".The tremendous power we are accumulating remains there as a guarantee.that we can'defend our- selves If we are he de- clared. Chamberlain disclosed appoint- ment of an unofficial mediator was in response lo a request from the Czechoslovak government. Defeated Senator Blames New Deal GAL.VESTON, July tional election returns today from counties of the 17th senatorial dis- trict increased the lead of ,W. E. Stone, Galveslon attorney, over T. J- Holbrook, dean of the Texas senate, who has represented this district for the past 16 years. Stone was leading by approxi- mately 3.676 votes in the six coun- ties. Friends of Holbroolc. in seeking lo explain the upset, attributed his defeat largely to his vigorous op- position to the New Deal and the Roosevelt administration, of which Bernard he was an outspoken critic, and also to the opposition ot organized labor. LOOKING INTO Anson Chamber Of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet; Murry Hudson Elected President By HARRV 1IOI.T ANSON." July Mirny Hudson was named president of the Anson chamber of commerce at tonight's banquet at the Ansford hotel, suc- ceeding Burl Scott. Directors named for the ensuing year were G. C. Bonner. George O. Harrell. J. H. Warren. Man-In Sose- bce, John Purifoy and Scott. Gilbert Smith was master of ceremony. Introducing speakers who took part In the round table discussion. "Looking Inlo Ihe Fu- ture" was Ihe theme ot discussion for Knox Plttard. He introduced the Rtv. Barney Maclean, ot the local Pirsbyterian church, the Rev. A. Doyle, paslor of the Baptist church, and Bowen Pope, publisher of Ihe Hamlfn rferald, all of whom made brief talks. Musical entertainment consisted of piano selections by Dorothy Cas- tles Mrs. Eugene Pittard. C. J. Thompson led the group singing. Secretary-manager of the local chamber. Douglas Trlplett, made his annual report of work during the past 12 months. Multiple accom- plishments were listed In the pro- gram which is only a little over a year old In Anson. Tate May, Hamlln banker and di- rector of Ihe West Texas chamber of commerce, asked that Ihe cham- bers of commerce In Jones county coopcrale with the West Texas or- ganiallon. He stressed the soil con- sen-atlon work as did other speak- ers. Other visitors from Hamlln In- cluded W, E. Benson secretary- of the Hamlin chamber'of commerce and Ear! Smith. Dr. T. w. Williams, president of the Haskell chamber of and Chesley Phelps were represen- latves from Hamlin. R. c. Land and Paul corley were here- from Stamford, and Lewis Ward of Abl- lent was visitor.
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