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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 29, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TCX ASI I NEWSPAPER®t)e Abilene porter-Betoss“    WITHOUT,OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,”—Byron _ ★ ★★ EVENING VOL LV 111, NO. 61 AiMritM PNM (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1938—TWELVE PAGES Galt* PNM (UP) PRICE 5 CENTS Further Loss From Floods Is Threatened Farmers Demand Separate Probe In Use of Dam WHARTON, July 29—(UP) — Volunteer workmen and state highway department employes battled feverishly here today to prevent the $3,000,000 flood on the raging Colorado river from Isolating the city by highway and rail. By The Associated Press. The Colorado river roared southward toward the Gulf today, its crest spreading into the flat lands ; of Wharton county and threatening an additional $1,000,000 damage to crops. The city of Wharton, awaiting a crest of 38 feet, had water creeping into lowlying sections and chasing residents to higher ground. LEVEES PROTECT VALLEY The 38-foot stage would inudate 6.000 acres in crops, County Agent V. L. Sanding, who estimated possible damage, said. In the Rio Grande valley the Rio Grande had spread into some lowlands, but little damage had yet been reported The valley was depending on its $6,000,000 floodway system to protect lives and property. At Columbus, where a mass meeting of Colorado river valley farmers elected representatives to send to a meeting Saturday at Austin, with those of ther counties, to ask Governor Allred and Senator Connoallv for an investigation of the handling of floodwater at Buchanan dam, the Colorado river was falling. It also was falling fast at LaGrange. where Fayette County Agent J. C. Yeary estimated damage between LaGrange and the Gulf, a distance of 150 miles, would be between $3,000,000 and $5,000,-000. Allred, Connelly To Hear Protests COLUMBUS, July 28. — /P\— Planters and citizens whose crops were ruined by flood waters planned a finish fight today for flood control on the rampant Colorado river. They recalled in a mass meeting here last night how ruinous floods had engulfed their crops seven times in the last three years, and predicted freely the fight would be between landowners and flood sufferers and those who wanted the giant Buchanan dam to function primarily for hydro-electric power. FORTUNES VANISH Tales of fortunes wiped away were related by farmers and business men of five Texas counties below Austin. The Colorado, now a roaring flood, this year got the best crops grown in the river bottom since 1921. they declared. Twenty-five men from counties flooded by the stream will go to Austin Saturday to ask Gov. James V. Allred and U. S. Senator Tom Connally to launch an investigation into charges Buchanan dam officials were negligent in not opening the dam reservoir flood gates until high water from the San Saba and Concho rivers had reached the dam on the Colorado. Secretary of the Interior Ickes yesterday ordered an investigation of the charge, but landowners were demanding a separate investigation. WITH FIFTEEN FEARED LOST Big Hawaii Clipper Disappears Over Pacific Search Begins BRAZILIANS KILL ONE-EYED BANDIT W HO CUT OUT WOMEN'S TONGUES, MADETHEM DANCE NUDE RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29— (AV- There was rejoicing in Brazil today because death had ended the career of one-eyed Lampeao. For 20 years he robbed and killed, cut out the tongues of garrulous women, and made them and their menfolk dance naked in the streets. Lampeao, or Lampost, 38 years old, bespectacled and pint-sized, and his sweetheart and ll of his gang were slain last night in a battle with police near Maceio. Alagoas state, northeastern Brazil. One policeman was killed and several wounded. Villagers in the area celebrated in the streets, and joyful speeches were made hailing the end of the terrible bandit. In nearly a thousand previous battles, Lampeao always had managed to fight his way clear of • the law, to road through the northeastern hinterland, continuing to plunder and often cutting off ears or legs of those who fell into his hands. Cruelty was his pleasure, and it was said to be his particular delight to take over a village and force the leading citizenry to doff their clothes and dance before him. He had always a supply of women in his hideouts, and authorities said many of them bore him children, to fill the ranks of his bandit army. Many are the tales of fantastic orgies by the bandits af ter a profitable theft. Their tactics were to gallop swiftly into remote towns or attack small clusters of houses, to loot, violate, mutilate, kill and flee. Many of his victims never told of their terror. If they went to police, Lampeao always warned: "I shall return." FLUSHED IN ILLINOIS— Hamilton’s Pal Escapes Revenue Collector Here Saturday Will H. Talbot, deputy collector of internal revenue, announced Friday he would be in Room 302 of the federal building here Saturday from 8:30 a. rn. to I p. rn. to assist taxpayers In compiling their quarterly social security returns and their capital stock tax returns for the period ended June 30. Saturday is the last day of filing to avoid accrual of penalty for the period ended June 30. Talbot said he also would be glad to assist and advise any other income tax payers, or payers of other types of federal taxes. Quake in Greece ATHENS .Greece July 29.—(UP) —Three strong earth tremors were felt at Patras in the Northern Pel-ponneus last night, accompanied by subterranean rumblings. Damage was slight. EXAMINER RULES HENRY FORD VIOLATED WAGNER LABOR ACT 'Spying' and Discrimination Charged At One Plant; Fifty Ordered Reemployed WASHINGTON. July 29—(ZP)—A labor board trial examiner ruled today that the Ford motor company had violated the Wagner labor act by “spying" fcnd discrimination at its Buffalo, N. Y. assembly plant. The examiner. Francis M. Shea, recommended that the company rehire 50 CIO unionists and cease "interfering" with union activities. Shea, listing eight methods of alleged violation of the law, said the company's service men had spied on union meetings and on men at work --——- At    the    same    time,    he added, Barbara, Count In Agreement LONDON. July 29—< ZP‘—Barbara Hutton, heiress to $20,000,000 to $40,000,000 of the Woolworth fortune, formally separated today from Count Court Haugwitz-Re-ventlow, her second titled husband. Under Danish law their deed of separation can be changed into divorce after 18 months if both agree, or after 12 months if either of them disagrees. The Countess and her estranged husband, whom she accused of threatening to make her life “three years of hell with headlines," have decided to “live apart and separate." Thus they ended the wrangle This grief - stricken mother is comforted by a son and a neighbor as she learns that another son wa** killed when a cave he was digging with playmates in Cleveland, caved in. The mother is Mrs. Angela Kruczer and the son with her is Thomas, 18. The son. Edward, 9, and three of his young playmates were killed. Wildcat Fills, Flows Twice it “disseminated propaganda" to discourage membership in the United Automobile Workers of America. Coleman county's new oil discovery near Novice filled with oil and headed over the casing at 12:20 a. rn. Friday and again after dawn. The new well is producing from Fusillade Gunmen Head For St. Louis Four Companions Tell Police Bandits Unknown to Them SUMMIT, 111., July 29 — (UP)—Two men identified as members of the late Bonnie Parker’s band of southwest desperadoes sped toward St. Louis today after police here fired on an automobile in which one of them was riding with two other men and two girls. The girts identified the fleeing pair from federal bureau of investigation photographs as Huron Ted Walters, 25, of Collingsworth, Texas, and Floyd Garland Hamilton, 30. of Ponca City, Okla , both sought for a bank robbery at Bradley Ark , last June 7. The spectacular police chase started when the car containing the girls and three men sped past the police station. FLEES ON FOOT Summit Police Caph J. Van Ort spotted the speeding car and gave chase. He fired two shots and overtook the machine within two miles. The driver, identified as Walter*. leaped from the car with pistol in hand and fled across a prairie. Police learned that Walters later help up a tourist seised his machine and headed for a tourist camp southwest of Joliet where he picked up the man identified as Hamilton. The two fled toward St Louis with police in pursuit. State police guarded all highways in an effort to head off the pair. Seized in the machine fired upon After Playing Hookey Last Year, Shower Fulfills Pennsylvania Village's Tradition WAYNESBURG Pa.. July 29—(UP)—The 63-year-old rainy day tradition of this Greene county community of 5,000 was upheld today. A light shower, “Just enough to wet the roofs,” fell early this morning. The shower was the signal for a spontaneous celebration. Office workers, businessmen and merchants poured from buildings along main street and shouted happily at one another. Housewives and the boys and girls of the town stood in the streets. The rain found Druggist Byron Daily, official custodian of a tattered rain ledger, without a taker to his offer to bet a new hat with anyone who might doubt that rain would fall today. In the 63 years since “official unofficial" records have been kept. it has failed to rain here only three times on July 29. One of those times was last year. ABILENE MEMBER ENTERS RACE FOR SPEAKERSHIP OF HOUSE Temblor Rocks New York City The findings were based on a day hearing in Buffalo last winter on charges of unfair labor practice brought by the union. Shea held that 17 men were discharged for union activity and 33 others were not reemployed after a layoff because of their union membership. He dismissed discrimination charges with respect to 12 other workers. Among the findings of unfair practices, his report listed the participution by Ford serivce men in discharges, which the examiner said was an unusual procedure. The service men correspond to company police. They took charge of men notified of dismissal and led them from the NEW YORK, July 29 — (UP)— An earthquake shook this city of 6,-000.000 at 1:44 a rn. (Abilene timer I the Strawn pav, the same horizon j «*rzeu rn me maciwic «««    .    today. 12- a* that from whirl! the larce RMA I by Van Ort were Lorraine Wilson Two hours later no .serious dam- Bradbury Given Third Term With No Opposition Bryan Bradbury, Taylor county’s member of the house of representatives. today entered the race for speaker of the house in its next session. Bradbury won a third term, without opposition, in Saturday's Democratic primary. He was one of few second-termers of the house who were unopposed tor a third term. The Abilene member, whose district is Taylor county only, has led to enactment of some of the most important legislation of the past three and one-half years. In announcing his candidacy for speaker, Bradbury said: “I am convinced that the people of Texas are determined that the political underbrush must be removed and that the government must be operated on a straight forward, above-board basis for the benefit of all the people. If elected speaker, I will dedicate myself to the principles of progressive government for building a greater state and for the promotion of the high ideals of our Texas people.” By Air and Sea In Philippines Three Texans on Flying Boat Crew;^ China Fund Aboard MANILA, P. L, July 29 — (AP)—An intensive search by air, sea and underwater craft was ordered tonight for the Pan-American airways giant Hawaii clipper which disappeared with 15 men on a flight from Guam to Manila. Within 12 hours after the last radio call was sent by the 26-ton flying boat, the most intensive three-way search of the Pacific ocean ever undertaken in the vicinity of the Philippines was ordered by army and navy commanders. TRANSPORT SEARCHES Seven planes, eight navy ships, six submarines and an army transport were thrown into the hunt for the $450,000 (Martin) flying boat which literally vanished from the air midway on her 1,600-mile flight. Fears for the safety of the six passengers and crew of nine Increased as the hours dragged by without word since the last message flashed from the clipper’s radio at 10:09 p.m. Thursday (Abilene time). The army transport Meigs, nearest ship to the clipper’s last position. was within the area where it was believed the clipper was forced down. Shortly before IO pm. (8 a rn. Abilene time), she began sweeping the sea with powerful searchlights. Rockets were sent up every 15 minutes. Flares were lit hourly. Her radio continually sent the clipper’s call letters. Rain made visibility poor and a 15-mile-an-hour wind made it likely the clipper, if she landed safely, was blown far from the position. BUCKING HEADWINDS In her last report the clipper said ahe was bucking 14-mile-an-hour headwinds at an elevation of 9.000 feet between two cloud banks. She was about 500 miles out of entered the “I want to be the first member of the house to pledge my support to as that from which the large RMA I D> va“ 1 *n'    I 1WU UUUi* miri IJU aciWU*    Bryan    Bradbury    for    the    sp?aker- field of North Texas is producing. I and Nea! Hearn-    a    Jg°    age had been reported, although the ship," said. Rep Howard Davison of It is 35 miles south of Abilene. I of sh'‘evep°rl; ?nd    frfmor was felt in aU Parts of the oRtan today after learning his Ab- The wildcat discovery, H. O. I ren- 38 and T • Lee' both    0    i    city and in some of it* suburbs.    It Wooten. S. M. Jay and J. C. Reese j    111.    In    the    car police found W£US particular heavy in Bronx and and    others    No.    I    W.    R.    Stockard,    I    five    two    Pistol* and riore    QUeens boroughs and Westchester began    filling    with    oil    in    7-inch    cas-    :than    600    founds    of ammunition. , county, where two distinct tremors ' COMPANIONS QUIZZED    1    were felt. Police quoted the girls as saying police and fire stations were they    met    Walters    and Hamilton at    swamped with telephone calls from Shreveport, La.. Saturday night and    frightened residents awakened from ilene colleague, had speakership race. ing Thursday after cement plugs were drilled at total depth of 3,622 feet. The test had cored less than a foot of oil saturated Strawn sand at 3,622 feet and had cemented pipe. It was drilled in with cable tools. Operators were moving in storage today and running tubing. Hughes Takes Off On Houston Flight Only One Change In Votes Count were riding to Chicago with them. The girls told police they knew nothing about Walters and Hamilton and were not aware that the two were being sought as bank robbers. Warren and Lee likewise denied knowing the desperadoes. They said they met Walters and Hamilton at Downley’s tourist camp southwest their sleep by a rumbling, trembling earth. Father Joseph Lynch, Fordham seismologist, said that a sharp surface shock was recorded on his instruments. Its center he said, was from five to 25 miles from the university. The shock itself was instantaneous, Father Lynch said. He com- NEW YORK, July 29— (UP) — Howard Hughes took off in his around-Lhe-world airplane early today for Chicago on the first leg of a leisurely flight to Los Angeles. Three members of the crew—Harry Connor. Richard Stoddart and Edward Lund—accompanied Hughes today. The fourth, Lieut. Thomas of Joliet last night and merely were pared it to the dropping of a pebble Thurlow, remained behind. Albert I. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly cloudy to unsettled, probably local thundershower* tonight and Saturday. West Texas: Unsettled, probably local showers In west and north portions tonight and Saturday. East Texas: Partly cloudy to unsettled, probably local thundershowers In northwest portion tonight and Saturdav and 'n northeast portion and near upper coast Saturday. Highest temperature yesterday .,    415 Lowest temperature this morning . ,74 TEMPERATURES Thurs.    Frl. pm am. 92 7S which had carried police court. Their attorneys, in a formal announcement, said the couple had “parted on terms of complete mutual understanding.” The heiress made no settlement on her husband, they said. The arrangement provided for them to share their two-year-old son, Lance, and for him to share in both his parents’ estates. The Count was granted “parental rights" toward Lance, entitling him to make, certain final decisions affecting his sons education, religion and career. The deed of separation already has been signed both by the Count and Countess. It is subject to approval by the Danish minister of justice but would be valid both under Danish and English law. Count Court is Danish and the Countess has adopted her husband's nationality. into a dingy plant, testimany brought out. CLOUD* 3:3n p m 3:30 a.m. 12;39 p.m. Dry thermometer    ¥*:;    73    R9 Wet thermometer    72    70    73 Relative humidity    36    74    48 Demos Checkmate Pennsylvania Probe HARRISBURG, Pa.. July 29—tSP) —Key democrats in Pennsylvania's ™ j state senate today said they had ' ‘ lined up enough strength to enact Gov. George H. Earle's program to checkmate a forthcoming grand Jury investigation of the chief executive and 13 associates. Four of the five administration bills passed the house finally last night, cleared into the senate judiciary general committee were amended, and immediately were given the first of three readings. Pope Criticizes Italian Policies CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy. July j 29—t.P)—A Vatican city news ser- J vice today quoted Pope Pius XI as terming racialism and exaggerated nationalism “barriers raised between men and men—people and people." It said the pontiff’s declaration i was part of a long speech delivered yesterday at Castel Gandolfo to a i group of students of the college of propagation of faith. The pope also was quoted as de- j fending the Catholic action, saying j that someone had said that “between the Catholic action and the fascist party there exists an incurable doctrinal divergence.” His concluding remarks were reported as: "Who Injures the Catholic action, injures the pope and who injures the pope .lies.” GOP Convention Set Here Saturday Taylor county republican convention will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the county judge’s office at the courthouse A. John, county chairman, has announced. Delegates to the county meeting were named last Saturday in seven precinct conventions held by republicans. Runoff Slated In Commission Race accompanying the girls and Walters for a ride. Warren, a former roofer now employed as a bartender at Cole City tavern, and Lee, a salesman told police that Hamilton remained at a tourist camp at    Cole Official canvass of    votes in    the I City when they, the girls and    Wal- democratic primary    showed    one    tars started out on the ride.    They change of result from those found    did not know, they said, that    Wal- in the unofficial returns.    ;    ters and Hamilton carried guns or A runoff will be necessary in the were sought as desperate characters. in a pool, the splash representing the shock and the ripples the tremor that was felt for several seconds. The shock was felt distinctly in the Broadway night club district. Early morning revelers thought the rumbling noise was thunder and began making inquiries about the weather. Lodwick, manager of the world flight, went in his stead. The fliers planned to spend the night in Chicago, fly to Houston, Saturday and complete the Journey to Los Angeles Monday. race for county commissioner in precinct 3, where John Cunningham got 318 votes* and his five opponents 319 Unofficial totals had shown Cunningham 318 and his opponents 317. In the runoff with him will be Guy W Hawkins, who polled 125 votes. The official canvass widened the lead of Carl P. Hulsey over Lee R. York in the close county judge race from 93 to 143 votes. The largest vote received by any one candidate was 8.197, given Roy Fuller, unopposed as county treasurer. Pat Patterson, assessor-col-lector, ranked second with 8.192. County Demos to Convene Saturday The girls and their companions Jap Naval Patrol were held for questioning.    Cl    A Department of justice records re- 1 blOpS Americans vealed that both Hamilton and Walters have prison records and are    CHEFOO. China, July 2( wanted for bank robbery and auto- I Harry Clark. United States navy | P. Stinson has announced, mobile thefts. The Taylor county democratic convention will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the district court room. Chairman J- He Knew Better LANCASTER. Pa.. July 29—uP>« A burglar bruke into all but one of reservist, and Albert Wilkins, em- I The convention previously had ploye of a Chefoo hotel, reported been set for September 3, but it to change was found preferable the date, Stinson said. Delegates named at precinct conventions will attend, although oth- to the United States consulate today that they were halted and slapped by a Japanese naval patrol Tuesday. The two Americans    said they    had    er persons may be seated after the the houses in    one block    of a res-    violated the curfew,    requiring    a1]    convention is organized. Principal idential    street.    The house he miss-    to be off the streets by ll p.m.,    but j    business of the group will be to ed was    occupied by a    newspaper    explained they were    new arrivals    select delegates to the state con- editor.    and unaware of the regulation. 1 vention. Guam at that time. As nightfall approached, about four hours after her scheduled landing, persons waiting at the airways Cavite base across Manila Bay became worried and excited. For several hours after the clipper’s usual landing time, Pan-American officials insisted f ey were not worried. Six Passengers, Crew Aboard SAN FRANCISCO. July 29—(AV— Fifteen persons were aboard the Hawaii clipper, reported missing today between Guam and Manila in the South Pacific. The six passengers were: Major Howard C. French, Portland, Ore. K. A. Kennedy, Piedmont, Calif., Pan American airways division traffic manager. Dr. Earl B. McKinley, Washington, D. C. Fred C. Meier, Washington, D. C. E. E. Wyman, New York City. Wah Sun Choy, Jersey City. The crew: Leo Terletrky, Palo Alto, Calif., captain. M. A. Walker, Berkeley, Cal., first officer. G. M. Davis, Oakland, Cal., second officer. J. M. Sauceda, Oakland, third officer. J. W. Jewett, Oakland, fourth officer. H. L. Cox, Alameda, Calif., engineer. T. B. Tatum, Honolulu, assistant engineer officer. W. McCarty, Alameda, radio officer. I. Parker, flight steward. Chinese Passenger Carries 'Large Sum' JERSEY CITY. N. J., July 29.— (^—Friends of Wah Sun Choy, a passenger aboard the missing Hawaii clipper, said today the restaurant operator was reported to have in his possession “a large sum of money" to be turned over to the Chinese nationalist cause. McCarty, the radio operator, was See LOST CLIPPER, Pg. 12, Col. 4 ‘Another Day and We’d Have Had to Jump Back Into River MARFA. July 29—(ZP)— Two soldiers. brought to safety from a ledge in treacherous Santa Helena canyon on which they were marooned five days above the roaring Rio Grande, recalled today fear-stricken moments as the rising stream narrowed their perch each hour. "Another day and we d have had to jump back in the river." Sergt. Clyde Ryberg of Minneapolis said as he arrived at Fort D. A. Russell last night, hours after the rescue. He told a stirring story of how he, Priv. Clarency Hansen of Santa Fe, N. M., and Priv. Harry Buck-man of Paris, Tex., “buddies'’ on leave and attempting to ride the Rio Grande through the canyon on innertubes, were caught in a whirlpool just after they entered thp canyon mouth: Buckman was drowned, and he and Hansen struggled to safety. Hansen, his feet blistered, his strength almost gone, remained last night at the top of the cliff to which he and Ryberg were hauled laboriously with ropes from a shelf 1,500 feet below. Ryberg walked IO miles over a rough trail to the small mining ‘own of Terlingua. and was brought here by automobile. He was wearied, but otherwise in good shape. He told how the three entered the river seven miles above the canyon mouth early Sunday, inside innertubes and tied together, chain-like with a rope. 25 feet apart. Inside the mouth of the canyon a whirlpool on a ledge caught Buckman, Ryberg relater. Ryberg and Hansen made their way to a ledge 15 feet above the water. Sunday afternoon, with the water rising almost to the end of their iperch, they dried off the innertube Buckman had used, and wrote a message on it in pencil: “Stuck 500 yards entrance. Buck rone. Bring lots of rope.” John McGovern, David Wise, and Wise's father, J. C. Wise, chanced by accident on a Mexican who lived in the river bottom below the See RIVER RESCUE, Pf. 6, Col S ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 29, 1938