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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WISTJEXAS1 HEWSMKR ut Reporter- VOL. LVIII, NO. 61 Strawn Pool Assured For Novice Area Coleman County Wildcat Filling From Deep Zone Colenwn county Thursday was assured the opening of a new oil pool from the same pay horizon as that producing. in the widespread KMA field of North Texas. It is 35 miles south of Abilene near Novice. 'the wildcat discovery, H. O. Woolen. S. M. Jay and J, c. Reese others No. 1 W. R. Stockard, filled with oil at the rate of about feet per hour in seven-Inch casing Thursday after cement plugs were drilled at a total depth of 3 622 feet. The (est had previously cored less than a foot of oil saturated Strawn sand at feet and had cement- ed pipe. It was drilled In with cable tools. Owners planned to run two- Inch tubing in Ihe well and move in two 150-barrrl storage tanks for initial test- ing. It was estimated jood (or 300 In 500 barrels daily qf 41 crude. After cement had been drilled, 11 feet of sandy lime were taken, then five feet of pure sand show- Ing free oil. It was drilled to a present total depth of feet, the last 12 feet being pure soft sand highly saturated. Oil began rising shortly alter noon and at 4 p. m. the well had 1.650 feet of oil In the hole. H was expected to fill to the surface and flow during the night. Contractors Price A: Wilson of Wichita Falls indicated the upper II feet of sandy lime may be shot with a small charge of nitroglycerin if the well fails to make Its expect- ed production. The well is feet east of an old well drilled by the Slates Oil Corporation of Eastland, No. 1 Goodson, bottomed at feet, is 11 feet lower on structure than the No. 1 Stockard. M. G. Cheney, Coleman jeol- opist and operator who worked Ibe structure for the discovery from surface and subsurface correlations, estimated the should cover about acres. new well is about i mile northwest of the town, of Novice and about six miles south of the Goldsboro pool, also producing from the Strawn scries. The Goldsboro pool, however, ts defined as a dif- ferent structure because of a dry hole between. Centennial Oil company of Dal- las owns six producers in the Golds- boro pool which have produced about 500.000 barrels of oil since its discovery in 1929, alt flowing. Owners of (he strike are Woolen, Jay and Abi- lene, French Kcberson of Has- kell, Price Wilson of Wichita Falls and F. L. Cooper of Ada, Okla. Koberson recently pur- chased interest of Ed Cooper, also of Alia, Okla. Coleman Refining company, near Coleman, has agreed to take up to SOO barrels of oil per day from the area, trucking it at a price of ten cents less than posted at the well. No. 1 Stockard was drilled with rotary tools to the top of the show- Ing. It is located 330 feet from the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of section survey. W-Texas Utilities Hearing Continues SAN ANGELO. July TJie national labor relations board hearing on an intervention com- plaint, being held Jointly with one alleging unfair labor practices by the West Texas Utilities company, dragged on here today as attorneys questioned two witnesses, a union olficial nnd nn employe of the util- ities firm. The intervening parties contend that those claiming "unfair prac- tices" do not represent the majority oMhe employes and an appro- priating bargaining unit. W, L. Ingram, vice president of Ihe International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at Fort Worth, and Jim F. Longlcy. Abilene, trans- mission superintendent of the company, testified today. Ingram will be returned to the stand for cross-examination by utilities at- torneys us Ihe hearing resumed Friday morning. Humble Employe Succumbs At Cisco CISCO, July Reginald Henderson, M. for 17 .-ears an employe of the Humble Pipe Line company, with whom he a died Ihls morn- ing from what was believed to be a heart attack. Mr. Henderson Joiner! the Hum- )le company at Corslcana. Noveni- 3fr. 1921. and shortly afterward was ransfcrred to Cisra where he has Ken since. Immediate survivors arc Mrs. Henderson and a four-year-old laughter. Cisco. July n. p. :Iouse. 37, employe of the Phillip.! 'etroleum company, was found dead n bed at Pioneer today. Heart rouble was believed Ihe o.iuse. He lad hem living at Pioneer only I short time. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKKlVIl YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE7TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, July 29, 1938 -SIXTEEN PAGES -Byron PRICE 5 CENTS What Would YOU Do If You Were Governor Of Texas By BROOKS PEDEN Apparently, a great many Abllenlans have either been sold on the idea that the gov- ernor of the slate of Texas' can't dc anything, or they're Just congenltally lazy. The situation came to light yesterday after some 50 per- sons had answered the question "What would you 'do if you were governor of The consensus seemed to be "I'd pretend I was the president and go Maybe It's just the hot weaih- er, or possibly they weren't serious, but anyhow, lhat's what they said. Only one-person had a definite program which he would put Into effect and It was all of a destructive nature. This man would: abolish the liquor control board, abolish 'the electric chair, abolish the poll tax, maKe everyone work eight hours a day, no more and no less, and promise old age pensions of WO per month without Intending to make It effective. But at least he had a plan. However, perhaps the others were hitting nearer the truth that the man with a plan, for a politician friend Insisted that there was nc use planning lo do anythlne if you became gov- ernor because the governor couldn't do anything anyhow. One young laoy secretary re- plied to the statement with: "I imagine I'd get put out about the first time 1 tried lo do any- thing." A man, exhaling a sigh of pleasant dreaming said "I'd sink down In that easy chair in the governor's oillce, plant my feet on the desk, and let the other boys do the work." MAKFA, July 28. Two soldiers marooned on a canyon ledge over the floodinc waters of the Rio Grande were rescued and were en ruule back lo fort O. A. Russell here tonlghl. Col. Robert Lewis, In charge kj I Marooned Pair the rescue, tele- phoned the fort I C t I the men were Darn brought un safely IXCQU I JO I C I from their perch pe in late afternoon. They were expected here about mittnlfht. Lale (oday plans had been laid to use a block tackle lo rescue the pair, Serjeant Clyde Ryberg and Private Clarency Ilansen, who had remained an the ledje In dangerous Santa Helena cayon for five days. Even definite ntwt they wire en route home wai received hopes were raised by the report of an army plane, which slid It had htea able lo find no trace of the men or the rescue party. The. soldiers, in company with Private Harry Buckman, had at- tempted last Sat- urday to ride the treacherous water throujh the sorje on inner Buckman was drowned at tubes. the head of the canyon, and (he rising waters forced Rjbcrc and Hansen on Ihe ledge. The army plane reported H did not sight the body of Buckman. The men were on leave from Fort D. A. Russell here. Farmers To Get Cotton Checks Cooperative Association's Partial Payment Totais More Than The Texas Cotton Cooperative Farm bureau, is making a partial p I ii "On E. L. Porn, manager of the West TURNS TABLES Edgar E. Waybright. In front of whose establishment team- ster union pickets carried "un- fair" signs, retaliated by carry- Ing this sign in front of the Spokane, Wash., labor temple. association, successor to the Texas layment on the one per cent reserve- Texas Cotton Growers association' announced Thursday. BEGINS SATURDAY The payments, amounting io ap- approxlmately Z5 per cent of the total due farmers and totaling more than will be made by check, with, distribution beginning Saturday. Checks, will be distributed In this territory by Morris Sayles. repre- sentative of the ..West Texas Cotton Growers association. All members from Taylor and Catlahan counties, and those Iran lonrt count; who receive their mail oat of Hawltj or route 1, Hawtey, 'may obtain (heir checks at the Abilene or- flee from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday and Monday. At 10 Saturday Saj-les will' pass 'out checks in the city audi- torium at Stamford; at J p. m. in the county court room at Anson. Other representatives of the WTCOA will distribute checks at the following places: Roten gin, Saturday, 8 to 12; Roby cooperallve- gin, Saturday 1 to 6; Colorado Farmers gin. 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Saturday; Coleman, 10 a. m., Saturdaj', county agent's office; Hamlin co-op gin, Monday 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.; Snyder, coopera- tive gin. 8 to 6 Monday: Brown- wood, county agent's office, Mon- day 10 a. m.; Sweetwater. county agent's office, 8 to 6 Tuesday; Brady, county agent's office, Tues- day 10 a. m. Boy Drowns In Lake On .Ranch SNYDER, July (Spl.) A A mid-afternoon swim at the old swimming hole ended disastrously for 12-year-old Dorwin Wilson to- day at a lank on the W. L. Miller ranch, 25 miles west of here. The boy and his brother. Bonnie, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Obc Wilson of Gall, wanted to go swimming In a tank several hundred yard's from the ranch house. Carl Pcllit, ranch foreman, gave hls-permission but Instructed the boys to stay In the shallow water. Neither of the boys could swim. Dorwin slipped off into a hole as he waded into the tank. His brother ran to the ranch house for help. Pcttlt pulled the youth un- conscious but still alive, out of Ihe waler and told Bonnie to run to a highway about a mile and a half away and bring help., Pcttlt and a crew of highway maintenance workers applied arti- ficial respiration for more than two hours but Dorwin dicxt without gaining consciousness. Besides his parents, survivors of the boy are four brothers. Bonnie Bobble. Obe Jr., and Marshall and one sislcr. Margaret. The mater- nal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs C. C. Cannon of Dallas and the paternal grandparents arc Mr and Mrs. Sam Wilson of Hcrmlcijh. Funeral arrangements had not been completed today. Odom Fu- neral home is in charge of the body. Lodge Reopened AUSTIN, July SS-urt-Rcopcn- Ing of Ihe Indian lodge In Davis mountain slate park, closed for several reasons. Is planned for Aug- ust l. Ihe slalc parks board an- nounced today. Flood Takes Fish To Buchanan Lake AUSTIN, July generally, are bad news to fisher- men, but an Hem which should bring grins. While the raging Colorado dump- ed thousands of fish out of Buchan- an lake, the swollen Concho car- ried in about flngerllngs from the San Angelo hatchery. Will J. Tucker, game commission secretary, said the entire hatchers- output, Just about ready for de- was laVen by high waler.i to the Colorado north of Buchanan lake, restocking the losses. "And we wved the costs of de- Tucker said, "although the fish didn't go exactly where we'd have placed them." Peace Efforts In Europe Gain Ground Again Anniversary Of World War Finds Prospects Bright By J. C. STARK LONDON, July Efforts to rid Europe of her chief menaces to peace were gaining; ground 24 years after the first world war declaration. In MH when Austria- Hungary, backed by Germany, launched a war on Serbia that brought on the general conflict- Britain and Germany are the key powers in the European situation. A friendly turn in the relations of these two powers Bolstered Eu- ropean statesmen's hopes of avert- ing a repetition of events of 24 years ago. Britain's move to mediate the Czechoslovak quarrel with German to lead to broader political talks between the two biff powers. An air pact, limiting armament in this field upon which both na- tions have been concentrating, was believed in some quarters to be high on the- agenda of negotiations. Such was hinted by Prime Minis- ter Chamberlain himself "when he praised the British-German naval agreement in parliament Tuesday and called it proof the two coun- tries could reach an understanding on vital problems. Reports that Captain Fritz Wiedemann, Adolf Hitler's adjutant, was returning: to London this week- end to resume talks with Foreign Secretary viscount Halifax led to beltef In some quarters he was com- ing to discuss prospects for an air pact. Britain rave new evidence, however, that her present vast rearmament will not slacken until threatening Span- ish Civil war and Cuchoslovak problems are nearer a solution. Hore-Belisha, war secre- tary, promised faster promotions and other features to attract more men into the army he Ls revolu- tionizing. Progress in another phase of Britain's defense program was re- ported by sir Samuel Hoare, home secretary, who promised speedy ac- tion on plans for evacuating the civilian population of London and olher cities In the event of war. On the diplomatic front, Britain's new armed strength is leading to bolder course. Mediation in the Czechoslovak question has been declared entirely unofficial, but observers considered it evidence Britain is taking a more active part in continental problems. A stiffened attitude toward both Japan and Italy was seen in parlia- ment speeches this week by Cham- berlain and Lord Halifax. Collohan Builds 40 Trench Silos BAIRD, July 1M7 Cailahan counly had H trench silos and this year lo date plans arc complete for 40 more lo be In use, according to Ross Brison, county agent. "We need 400 more in the coun- Brison said. "Let's build them." Tort Griffin Fandangle Will Be Presented In Albany Tonight A rather cynical young man replfed "I'd sen out to the 'monled Interests' and go home Perhaps llw most logical ans- wer to the question rame from a clerk who replied; "Well, I'd Just line up with Ihe legis- lators and do the best I could." Still another person, a serious minded, rather settled man, seemed to have absorbed some- thing of O'Daniel's program of genera! conferences. "I'd spend a lot of time talking things over with different was his idea. "Whenever anything came up I'd talk to first one person and then another, get their Ideas on it, and maybe I'd work out something pretty good." A young woman became quite excited at the prospect of being governor because then she could "lake a vacation and see a I' of sights." She was also quite en- thusiastic over the prospects of getting to dedicate things like monuments and new posloffl-es. A practicing politician ans- wered the question by saying "I certainly wouldn't go around promising people I would do things (hat I knew 1 couldn't. Like paying everyone over 65 a pension of a month when we don't have the money." A tired looking old man lean- ed back In his chair and said "nothing, son, nothing. That's all any governor can do. About all a governor U good (or Is to go around making campaign promises during election year. They know Ihcy can't keep 'em and we know they can't keep 'em, but we like to hear 'em Just Ihe same. A governo son is klnda like a king, he can't do nothin but put on a good show for the people." But just at that point, an of- fice holder walked- up to re- mark that "maybe the governor can't do so much, but a gov- ernor with the legislature be- hind him can do plenty. Be- tween them they can put more taxes on you in a week than you can pay in the rest of your life. And then figure out a way to spend the money." But It would be nice to be governor right now. It's a swell time of year to go fishing. ,c. wntn Kooert Nans original paaeanl -SK n Friday night at the high school .tadium. win be produced only one block from the childhood horns where he first was bitten by the bu? of theatrical ambition As a 12-year old youth. Nail had his first theatrical experience In the backyard playhouse which he had named Theatre Intimc. As a se- nior in Princeton university he be- came president of another organi- 7.atlon. the highly regarded Theatre Intime. Nail was hailed Ihe author of the best play the Princeton group pro- duced. "Time of Their writ- ten while he was an undergraduate. Since that time he has been called back lo direct this play again. Student of New York and Phila- delphia theaters, Nail has also been director of the Fort Worth Utlle Theater, the Abilene Little Theater, and several particular asslgnmenLv He was named a member of faculty, of Uie high school last winter in the English and dra- matics department. Mall's latest work Is "The Fort Qriffln Fandangle." a humorous- historical sketch In pageant form and set to music dlplclini; the early da.vs of the first In Shackclford county. Fort Griffin was declared by Dr. Robert T. Bill, historian, as one of the wildest frontier towns in Ihe Southwest. More than 200 characters lake part In the production on the large outdoor stage provided by the sta- dium. Ticket sates have been push- ed by Ollfe E, Clarke, secre- lary-manaRer of Ihe Albany cham- ber of commerce, and a committee lor that purpose. IN VALLEY MEETING- Dam Operation Protested Soviet Russia Starts 'Purge' In FarEast To Rid Siberia Of Japanese Spy Threat MOSCOW, July The Siberiar newspaper, Pacific Ocean Star, tells of a "great purge" in the Soviet Russian far east to frustrate what the newspaper terms Japan's ef- forts "to destroy our strength from the outside." "The bolshevlsls of Prlmorsk province will smoke from their holes all spies, wreckers and terrorists lo the last the paper says. The newspaper, published at Khabarovsk, near the scene of recent border incidents between red sollders and detachments of the Japanese army of occupa- One Change In Primary Votes Correction For Commissioner's Race in Canyass Official canvass of votes in the first primary, made yesterday by the Taylor county democratic pri- mary, changed results on only one. race, In the contest for commissioner in precinct 3. it was found that John Cunningham must face Guy W. Hawkins In the runoff. Unof- ficial returns had shown Cunning- ham to have obtained a majority over the entire field. The changed status was a re- sult of two ToU correction in the total received by D. Mc- Mahan. Unofficial returns had shown him to have polled el rolct, while the official canvass gave him 63. Unofficial tabulations showed Cunningham lo have received 318. against 317 for his opponenls. The canvass of ballots showned the five opponents to have 318 votes, thus necessitating a runoff with Haw- kins, who polled 125. In the closely matched county judge's race, the official can- vass gave a riightly more de- cisive victory la Carl P. Hul- Hii margin over the incum- twnf judge, R. York, was widened from 93 lo 143 votes. The official count showed Roy Fuller, county treasurer, to have gained the most votes of any can- didate. His following numbered Pat Patterson, assessor-col- lector, was second with 8.192. Vivian Fryar polled 8.167. Tom McOehee J. R. Black 8.137. Sid Mc- Adams 8.131. Esco Walter and Bryan Bradbury S.W1. The Taylor county vole lor 104th district attorney was: Miller. 3.179, Shlpman and Davlson, 1.600. Then Ash. unopposed Justice of the peace, polled the highest num- ber of votes in precinct 1. receiving 5.448. W. T. McQuarv, constable, re- ceived J. D. Perry Jr. and T. A Bledsoe will be in the runoff for justice of the peace in precinct 1. place 2. Bledsot !cd with 1.593. Perry had 1.417. Scudder 917, Ward 803 and Bell 532 lion in Manchoukuo, says the purge was started "on (M ini- tiative" of Joseph Stalin, sec- retary general of the Russian communist party. (Diplomatic exchanges be- tween Moscow and Tokyo In a renewed dispute over the Si- berian Manchoukuoan border were marked by Russian rejec- tion of a Japanese protest that Soviet soldiers had occupied Manchoukuoan soil nearChang- kufeng July 11. Japan since has taken a conciliatory Tie Pacific Ocean Star says: "Jf Japanese rabble poke their noses Into Primorsk province they have only themselves to blame for the consequences." The newspaper declares the purge necessary because "Jap- enese imperlaliftlsts resorted to their favorite methods of es- pionage' and terrorism first sending lo Prlmorsk province fascist agents and Trotskyism and Biicharinlst spies and Ter- rorists. "They tried to break the Iron unity of our party, shake Its discipline and ruin the military effectiveness of our army and navy. They wanted to destroy cur strength from the inside. "But they have not succeeded and never will succeed." BURMA STREET FIGHTING LEAVES 40 BUDDHISTS, MOSLEMS DEAD RANGOON, Burma. July days of street fighting between Burmese Buddhists and Indian moslems reached new severity today when 40 persons, including live Indian women, were killed. Armored cars have p-itrolled the streets since Tuesday when disor- ders broke out following publica- tion of a book by j Mohammedan allegedly offensive to Buddhism. More than 250 persons have been wounded. Late tonight fierce fighting flared out again in several Indian and Burmese parts of Rangoon. Most of the streets in tncse areas hastily were barricaded by natives. A state of alarm existed in this city of almost population with Indians and BurmeK roaming the native localities armed with weighted sticks and daggers. All British shops and businesses were closed. Strategic streets In the center of Rangoon were barri- cated by reinforced British troops who have mounted machine guns. Only Shy Of Quota Yesterday, Abilentans donated of Taylor county's Red Cross relief ijuota for the fJood ravaged cities of Brady. San Saba and Men- ard, Louis Montgomery, local Red Cross olflcial reported. Tolal need of the area is estimated at The donations came from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon, S2; Wyltc Turner, II; ca.-h, JI: cash. II. Pre- viously reported was a gift from Ihe Victory Men's Bible class. Two More Counties Enter WTCC Contest Eastland and Archer rounlies have Joined Ihe parade of Texas counties officially entering the soil and water conservation con- test sponsored by the West Texas chamber of commerce. Edwin Spacclc director, announced last night. aUry of these two counties swelled the total to 35. San Saba. Llano and Menard counties, all Ihe Central Texas flood area, en- tered the conlttt Wednesday. Io Stop Public Fund 'Shopping' System Devised After City Turns Down PWA1 Grant WASHINGTON. July Officials In charge of federal lunds for relief and public works estab- lished a committee today to prevent cities and towns from "shopping around" between government agen- cies for money. Secretary Ickes said three WPA representatives had been appointed by WFA Administrator Harry L. Hopkins to check applications for Public Works administration funds to prevent any duplication of re- quests filed wilh the twe> agencies. The new system he explained, was adopted after Mayor Mau- rice J. Boston turned down a FWA (rant for a new city Tobln announced he would econ- omize by obtaining WPA funiis for Improvements to Ihe building, which R former Boston mayor characterized as "dangerous. Inad- equate and unliquidated" in appeal- ing for PWA funds. The PWA approved the Boslon project recently. Ic'ses said, assum- j ing the city still wanted It. "We didn't make Boslon file this Ickes continued. "Tne city had money to match federal funds, but Instead of going ahead with the project Mayor ToWn kicks xis in the face." At press conference, Ickfs railed Tobin "discourteous" for f.illlnn to reply lo WPA In- quiries a.i lo whether the city Mill winled Ihe project. Ickeo said that "Tobin was going to economize and save money for the taxpayers, and inslcad of the new city hall which we had been told was falling down, he was going to Harry Hopkins arid repair it, refurnish It and shine It up at Ins expense to Boston, but more ex- pense lo the government." Ickes added "we don't deal with Individuals. we deal with communi- ties. We thought that especially In Boston a government Is A continu- ing thing not dependent on in- dividual officials." Hepburn Safe, Plane Delayed Party Had Been Feared Lost On Canadian Flight SKAGWAY. Alaska. July 28 himself "fussed because of all Ihls Premier Mllchell Hepburn of Toronto arrived late to- day from Carcross. Y. T., by train after an eventful 24 hours In which anxiety was felt for his safety on an aerial tour. "I do not care [or any more pub- he said at the depot. "We were never lest. There was no cause for all this fus-s." Hepburn arrived with Bernard E. (Sell 'Em Benl Smith. New York City broker, said to have made mil- lions by selling short In the de- pression. Hepburn's 8.000 mile aerial In- spection trip was interrupted yes- terday by stormy weather, and the plane sat down at Carcross. Be- cause the Hepburn party was not alarmed, no word was sent of Its whereabouts. When t! partv failed to'appear at Juneau five and a hall hours after leaving Whilehorse, Y. T.. 200 miles distant, it was feared the plane was lost. A Carcrors dispatch said Hep- burn's pilot. Jimmy Towne. former Canadian nir force flyer, took off for Vancouver, B. C.. via Haiellon, B. C., but was forced back to Car- cross tonight. J. P. Blckell. Toronto financier. was member of Ihe aerial party. The Weather Brownwood Man Feared Drowned BROWNWOOD. July Waters below the spillway at Lske Brownwood were searched totiav for the body of Frank Williams. 32, of Brownwood, be'.lcvcd drowned Wed- nesday night. Negligence In Colorado Flood Control Blamed Investigation Of Ickes Denounced As A 'Whitewash' By OLEN C. CLEMENTS COLUMBUS, Tex., July and business men, aroused against the lower Colorado river authority be- cause of crop-ruining floods, tonight heard charges the au- thority was negligent in its operation of Buchanan darn and that the investigation ord- ered by Secretary Ickes would amount to a "whitewash." TO MEET SATURDAY Speakers at a mass meeting de- manded an Independent, Investiga- tion and picked Colorado county representatives lo a meeting Sat- urday at Austin which will discuss the flood situation. Farmers along the Colorado belltvejju. flood was heujhlen- fd by tie release of flood waters from Buchanan lake. They charge the lake was al- lowed to remain ful! as the flood danier approached, and then released to add to the hurden of the swollen stream. J. D. Seymour of Columbus, member of the board of directors of the lower Colorado river control district, said m his opinion, based on an Investigation made by E. O. Taulbee of Bay City and himself, the authority officials were negli- gent in not opening the flood gates two or three days earlier. He said he and Taulbee, president of the Bay City chamber of com- merce, recently visited Buchanan dam. "All they talked about up there when we were there was power, and they didn't mention flood control except to tell us that we need never worry about floods again on the lower Colo- rado; that the floods were de- finitely over, f just can't see. that this flood was caused by anything but negligence.11 Seymour charged Secretary Ickes believed in power only, and said many farmers favored a system of levees to protect the lowlands. County Judge E. A. Arnlm, Jr.. of La Grange, said the investigation ordered by Ickes would not amount to anything because the department of the interior operated the dam and "will whitewash it" He said the general manager of See PROTEST, Vg. 10, Col. 5 Demo Convention Slated Saturday County democratic convention will be held In the district court room at o'clock Saturday after- noon. Chairman J. p. stlnson an- nounced Thursday. The convention had previously been set for September 3. but it was found advisable to move the time up. said Stinson. At the delegates to the stale convention will oe named. Delegates to the county convention were named at precinct conventions Saturday, but other dejnocrals may be seated as members of the con- vention when it meets Saturday. Abilene Employers 95 vimt rial inrl ,J. IV. j COI.EMAX. July "As a reward for the work they hare done for me, I am giving mr employes some W. R. Stobausri, Cole- man Vftggly grocer, saM loday. Ross Russell, cashier, was given A house and lot on Colo- rado street, Everett Clifford, butcher, was given a house and lot on Llano stretl, Clyde Me- Clellan. clerk, was given a house and lot on Elm, and Jim Wal- fon, clerk, who already Ms home, was 13 small hruscs In the Mexican section of Cokman,   

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