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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' 9WM MEWSMKR ty 'Y "L   of Abllenf, fees to range upward from S2j to SoO for dealers hand- ling both new nnd used vehicles. Abilene U a bright spot the business map, (he used car market here Is being glutted automobiles from olhcr points, McMahon con- tended. The machines are sent in here from other cities where business is not so good, sold from lots where no mvrstmcnl is required, thereby hurling the local dealers who live and jmy taxes here, he slated. The ordinance also would "incor porate features requiring each to file records of sales wit' the, city, giving a closer check c stolen merchandise, said McMahon He said the ordinance proposed wa patterned after a Dallas ordinano but that similar regulations were Ir force in other cities, including Houston, Lamesa, Hamlin and Has kell. Eipht automotive dealers also al tended the session, with W. R. Alii son explaining needs for the regu lation. He and McMahon pointe out that they wanted the ordinance. but wanted the commission to hear both sides before any net Ion was taken. The mayor said that the matter would be gone into next Friday, affording closer study of the proposed ordinance. At this point Bob Sanderson came Into the meeting, to speak in pro- tect to the proposed licensing or- dinance. The mayor repeated his assurance that both sides would be heard before action would be con- templated. EXIA CHASE State highway patrolmen and leriff's deputies encountered the igitivus at Groesbeck and chased iem into the residential section In ic southern part of Mexia, Thcs convicts crashed into a telephone pole as thej turned around a comer. They spilled from the machine and ran. Deputy Charles Shreve shot Bruce Helms, 26-year-old Spring felon, wiih a charge of buckshot, but the other men escaped. Chief of Police A. B. McKenzie aid Helms would not identify the ther two men, and: would not say they had dropped the, fourth ugitive after their break tete to- iay. Helms and his companions. Will Mclntire, 59, of Hico; Joe Mason, 23, and Delbert Alton Bower, 19, wth of Dallas, bound sfrat Rich- ards, assistant manager o[ the state orison system, and Capt. and Mrs. A. C, Lflcewell of the Ferguson camp on the Eastham farm. The men obtained a shotgun, pis- ;ol and small caliber rifle from a .ocked drawer in the captain's lome and got the drop on him and his wife when they returned from a visit to town. The convicts bound the couple and then forced Richards, who had driven up. to submit to the same treatment. Chief McKenzie said Helms was "badly hurt." but that he did not consider his condition critical. He ivas sprayed with tiny shot from the small of his back io his head. "When we heard those men were nn the loose and possibly header! this way, went down toward Orocsbcck on a hunch, Sure enough, we jumped 'em.'1 McKcnzie declared he was doubt- ful if the two other escaped men could be caught tonight. "We've got lots of men after 'em. but of course they have plenty of chances to slip away.'1 County Tax Rate May Be Given Boost Complete Budget Not Complete But New Funds Needed Probability that the Taylor county tax rate will be set a1 65 cents for 1938-9 instead of the current 50 cent rate was suggested yesterday by County Judge Lee R. York after a special budget conference o: the commissioners court. CHANGE ESSENTIAL "Some.1 change in the rate-seem to be essential under present cir York said, "but unde a long-range plan the rate shouU be reduced to SO cents again nex year. There are already deficits ii two of the county precincts, bu the tax increase should put these precincts back on the credit side of the ledger by next year. "At the md of that time, iiie special Ui for construction of the agricultural building could be done away with, dropping the rale back to SO cents. Then in 1941. the last payment have been made on the court- house, so barrinp further emer- gencies. It should be possible lo further reduce the rate to 45 cents for 194J." Complete budget has not yet HAWAII CLIPPER LOST ON FLIGHT OVER PACIFIC The 26-ton Hawaii Clipper of Pan-American Airways, shown above in takeoff on one of ils regular flights across the Paci- fic ocean, remained unheard from last night after 24 hours had gone by with no reports from radio. It carried 15 per- sons, Including the crew. O'Daniel Men jrecian Dictator Downs Revolution ATHENS, July ilump little Prus.Man-trained die ator. General John Mctaxas, was eported to have smashed with ightninp speed today an anli-fasc- st revolt on the fabled island of Crete. Within four hours alter announc- ng the insurgents had seized Crete's capita] city of Canea. the "i.'t government in Athens snld t was nil over. 0' Daniel Press OLON'XELL. July W. G. editor of the O'Donnell Press, lost an election bet last Saturday when a flour broker from Fort Worth won the democratic nominalion for governor without the necessity of a runoff. Forgy paid off his bet today for all O'Donnell lo right on the front page. Instead of caryine the usual front page masthead, this week's issue of the O'Doncll Press i.s the "O'Daniel Press." Forgy, who supported the ran- riacy of Ernest O. Thompson, paid "I can take it." And "O'Donucirs OD.inich" agree. WPA Crew To Sew For Flood Needy COLEMAN. July 20.  and. Count- Court Haugwitz-Rev- handsome Dane, has .waiver ight to any part of his wife's huge ortune. The count is given "parental right" which "secures to him the ultimate decision with re- gard to education, religion, and professional career of his son." For Lance's "tender years" h mother "shall have the caye of th child for the greater part of th but "when he becomes of school age he will spend one half of ils school holidays with the count, and the other half with te coun- Oil Shutdown Hope Advanced That Plane Is Safe On Water Navy Throws 14 Ships Into Hunt Over Long Route MANILA, July day) (AP) Air sur- face craft scanned the jea in vain today for traces of the 26. ton Kawaii Clipper, which van ished yesterday with 15 per sons in the ocean stretches ap proximately 665 miles east o Habit Foils Theft By BROOKS PEDEN Allen Hatchett, West Texas Utilities company employe, is a careful man, but he has little confidence in banks. Several years ago, someone stole from Hatchett, but he did not ztart keeping his money in the bank. He bought a little black note book. Yesterday, HatcheH appeared at the Abilene police station with his note book to report that someone had stolen S77 from his Iccltcr at the plant. The money had been in his wallet instead of the bank. "I.osl commented the policemen, answered Hatched- you know who got uked the police. "No." answered Hatched. "Did you see anyone like jsked the police. ansnercd Halchctt, but If you can find the- money I can identify It. asked the police. "Money Is muney and you'd have a hard time proving it was yours." "Oh no I answer- ed Hatchett "One replied Hatchell, 'someone stole S3 from me." commented the of- ficers. answered Halchelt "And since thai dragging out the note book, "I always keep record of the serial numbers of every bill I get. Here they are for this week-" "Oh." said the police, completely Infant's Rites Set Funeral will be held at 3 p. m. today for Larry Don, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Morris, 1019 Chestnut. The baby was dead when born at the home yesterday after- noon at 4 o'clock. Allowables For August Cut Two Per Cent Lower AUSTIK, July rail- road commisison today ordered con- tinuation of Sunday shutdowns, in effect since Jan. 15, for Texas oil wells in August and reduced the al- lowable production all wells, ex- cept those in cast approx- imately two per cent uiider present allowables. The resulting basic allow- able for the slate In August will be barrels, or abort the July basic allowable. The reason (or the increase Is because there were five Sundays in July and there are only four in August Considering an average monthly underproduction for the year oi 1.65 per cent, the daily production will >e approximately barrels, or above the U. S. bureau of mines estimate of Texas' share of national market demand in August Tne factor by which production in east Texas Is determined, 2.32 per cent of hourly potential, was un- changed. He added gasoline and crude oil stocks hive continued to de- cline during the current high consumption period but an in- crease in production in July indicated supply may be some- what In excess of current de- hand. The Weather vtrinllr: Fartlr rloody trrrd thondfrshancM Saturday and K.HST TEXAS! Tirlty probibly In nnrlh j anj nrar Ihe npptr Satardaj Sunday. Moderate southerly on 1VKST TEXAS: Parity (fotidj. probably I vr.lttrrtt In north Saturday and Sun Jay M.W MKMrO: rnvlltfit SMiiMa He pointed_ to 117 wells .In the rich K.M.A. field of Wichita county which are now without connections and added the commission had re- ceived information that wells in other areas might be disconnected If the present level of production is maintained. Allowables by districts July 1, July 26 and August 1 respectively, not considering Sunday shutdowns, in- West Central Texas. TSW1. and West Texas, 217.506, 208 and The basic allowable for the K. M. A. pool will be 18.B17 in August compared to in July and 201 on July 18. here. SCAN COURSE Army and navy searching forces coursed back and forth over the water where the huge flying boat mysteriously disappeared, pausing briefly to report nonsuccess, then doggedly resumed the hunt. The army transport Melga, which was but B7 milw from the clipper's course last reported position, spent all nignt zig-rasglflg" across the plane's course. She continued the search by daylight Six heavy army bombers soared out over the area. In ex- cellent weather conditions, but after hours of flying messaged: "Found Tn e Pa n Am e ric an transpac ii ic plane last reported at p. m, Thursday (central standard time) saying she was 565 east ol Manila on regular night here from Guam. (Manila time is IE hours ahead of central standard time.) (In San Francisco, airways of- ficials were notified a Philippine long distance telephone co. employ heard a plane three hours late over Luhuy island, in the San Ber nardtno straits, at the southern tip of Luzon island. (The plane, which was not dis cernablc above clouds, was pro ceeding west on the course flown by the clippers, airways declaret Luhuy island Is approximately 25 miles southeast of The armj- bombers expected lo cover an area extending 160 miles north 2nd south and SOQ miles east and west in the reg- ion where the clippfr re- ported her position. With six passengers and nine crew members the clipper left Guam at flabbergasted, "Well that's dif- fetnr, who was around the plant uriflg the Yesterday afternoon, Frei Adams was in Taylor county jail charged with theft of from Allen latchett. PoHce said they had found 39 in bills In one of Adams1 shoes, 'olice reported the serial numbers on each bill corresponded with a number in Hatchett's note book. Examining trial for Adams is to M held In justice court this morn- Ing. Any unauthorized persons taking money from Allen Hatchett would do well also to take the Httie note wok. p m. (CSTj Thursday for a jump ttrManlla. terminus of her regular miles route from lalifornia. Radio listeners spread the alarm when four hours passed without a routine report hrom the plane. Fourteen warships sped out- ot Sec CUPrER, Fj. S, Col. R School Aid Same July board o! education voted Uxisy to give the public .schools the same per capita stale aid for the year starting nexl September 1 that hey arc receiving this year, 522 per scholflostic or a i total of around Flood Gnaws Way Into Lower Colorado As Farmers Plan Austin Protest Meet DALLAS. July Mrs. N'etttc Hamilton (lid not know to- day what was In tliat old can that she toiscrt on the trash heap, but she found It potent. When the can hit Hie ground it exploded. The- blast set off a pile of shells and bullets that were stored nearby, Mrs. Hamilton ran for cov- er. The shells and bullets set fire to the trash heap. The fire jumped to a nearby building. Kiremen estimated the damage at They guessed that maybe the had cleaning llulcl In It, Midland Man's Friend In Hell MIDLAND, July 29. Charley McClintic was shocked a year ago, while visiting a friend, Dr. O. O. Cooper, at Hinton. West Va.. when the doctor said he Intended to go to Hell on his vacation this year. This morning McClintic received a card from Dr. and Mrs. Cooper who were making a stop at Hell, Norway. The post card showed the railway station with a red the back ground, the realistic flames representing coal mines in full op- eration. The Midland man Mid he had been worried for a year about the trltnd's declaration and felt at ease I after receivirij? the postcard. Japs, Russians In Clash Again MOSCOW. July Jap- anese Mancuoukuo detachments were repulsed by Soviet troops today In t new Siberian border incident which prompted a Russian protest to Tokyo. A communique describing'the In- cident there were dead and wounded -on both sides but did not give extent of casualties. The skirmish was said to have taken place when Japanese-Man- choukuo forces attempted to occupy a hill near the junction of Siberia, Manchoiikuo and Korea. The communique, which asserted the hill in question was in Soviet territory, declared that as a result ot measures taken by Soviet fron- tier guards the Japanese-Manchou- kuo detachments were "decisively driven from Soviet territory." "Immediately after the news was received in Moscow." the communi- que- said "the (Soviet) charge d'af- faires at Tokyo was instructed to odge a vigorous protest with the Japanese agdnst these new provocations by Japanese- .lanchurian militarists, to demand exemplary punishment of the guilty, and to warn the Japanese govern- ment the Soviet government is placing the entire responsibility for consequences of these actions on or- gans of the Japanese government in Manchuria." By The Associated Press The Colorado river flood gnawed its way through crops and farm lands along Its tower reaches to the gulf Friday, while aroused farmers and officials converged on Austin for a protest meeting with Oov. Allred. Allred. Sen. Tom Connolly and Reps. Lyndon Johnson and J. J. Mansfiold will hear discussion Sat- Secretary of Interior Ickrs at Washington, was called a "white- at a meeting of farmers in Columbus Thursday nlsht. A sep- arate investigation was demanded after the meeting was told officials of the lower Colorado river author- ity were negligent In not opening flood gates at Buchanan dam above Austin two 01 three days earlier. Spokesmen for the Colorado urday ot responsibility for the J authority had replied that the flood est rampage of the river which has t was just loo great for Buchanan done millions of dollars damage to promising crops in counties along Its course- south ot Austin, pnc Investigation, ordered by dam to handle, and that the entire Colorado river flood conjrol plan. Involving several other dams, had not been completed. House Of Commons Goes On Vacation LONDON. July of Commons adjourned for a three- month vacation today after angry clashes were recipitatecl by renewed clashes were precipitated by renewed on the Spanish civil war. After breaking off acrimonious debate, started on an exchange over the bombing ot British ships in Spanish waters, house members cheered the United Stales for her cooperation on the Jewish refugee problem. Utilities Testimony Will End Saturday SAN ANGELO. Tex.. July Hurley, national labor re latlons board trial examiner, said notmccd appointment of M. H. at the close of todays hearing that Kelly, city secretary, as city man- City Manager At Eastland Appointed EASTLAND. July Mayor C. W. Hoffman today an- he expected to complete testimony In the tntervenors' case Saturday. The past several days have bven devoted to hearing an Intervention complaint in which a group of West Texas Utilities Co.. employes claim to represent a bargaining majority in place of another gronj of com- pany employes unfair labor practices :id union discrimination. Testimony in the complaint case wil be started Monday. agcr. Kelly's successor has not been named. Mayor Hoffman pointed out lhat the appointment is a promotion for Kelly and at the same time is rec- ognition of his capability as in re- ality in recent months he has per- formed the city manager work. Eastland has been without an oflicial city manager since resig- nation of J. f. Little several months ago.   

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