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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 30, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas Cfje Allene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"—Byron VOL LYU I, NO. 62. Anilau* fun (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY SO, 1938—EIGHT PAGES OUM (HP) ★ ★★I EVENINGS PRICE 5 CENTS SAFE—AND GLAD OF IT FOUND ON SURFACE BY TRANSPORT Oil Indicates Clipper Plunged Into Sea Slick Sighted Happily drinking a cup of coffee. Clyde Ryberg of Minneapolis rests on his pack at Marfa after he had been rescued from a perilous p>erch on a canyon ledge, where he landed after a wild ride on an inner tube down the rapids of the Rio Grande. One companion was rescued with him, another was drowned. MARFA. July 30— .AN—P,vt. Clarency Hansen, one of two soldiers rescued from a ledge in Santa Helena canyon where he was marooned five days, planed to return by motor truck from Lajitas to Fort D. A. Russell today. His companion, Sergt. Clyde Ryberg, came here Thursday night, after a rescue party had used a block and tackle to haul the two up 1.500 feet to the canyon rim. but Hansen, his endurance wasted and his feet badly blistered, rested overnight at the cliff top. Ryberg told after the rescue how, with Hansen, and Pvt. Harry Buckman, he had started down the Rio Grande in the canyon Sunray on auto inner tubes. Buckman drowned when the three were caught in a whirlpool and Hansen and Ryberg found safety on a ledge 15 feet above the rising stream. Dealers Request City to License Motor Firms Attorney Presents Petition for Study By City Fathers An ordinance to require licensing of dealers in new and used automobiles, parts and accessories was proposed by a group of Abilene dealers at yesterday’s meeting of the city commission. Speaking for them w'as Tom McMahon, attorney, who presented a petition signed by representatives of IO companies and a copy of a proposed ordinance, similar iii form to a regulation in effect in Dallas since January I. CLAIMS THEFT REDUCED The ordinance would require each dealer to pay an annual license fee, would require the filing of records of bills of sale with the city within 48 hours after each sale, and the keeping of accurate and complete records on used cars, parts and repossession of automobiles. McMahon said that in Dallas the ordinance had reduced thefts of cars and parts 41 per cent since January I, as compared with the last six months of 1937. He emphasised, however, that the licensing law would cut down on the number of Itinerant used car dealers, those moving into Abilene with 50 or OO cars, leasing a lot and without any other investment doing business for a month or two and then moving on to another market spot. He pointed out that because Abilene has been one of the few cities HERE ARE SOME REASONS WH Y HE IS TOO BUSY TO WORRY' Dallas Pair Post Kidnap Bonds Doctor, Writer-Traveler Wife Arrested After Sound Negro Found in Home Attic DALLAS, July 30.—(UP)—Dr. Cosette Faust-Newton and her husband, Dr. F. H. Newton, were free on bonds of $10,000 each today after they were taken into custody here last night and charged with kidnaping a negro. The Dallas county sheriff’s office announced Mrs. Faust Newton, prominent writer and traveler, had made a statement of facts in the case. Officers last night found Mickey Rieketts, 24, negro, tier up in the attic of the Newtons’ residence in exclusive Highland Park, a suburb city adjoining ( Dallas. Ricketts’ face, except cMrn March 17—Tests a new tractor In Georgia . * * * *.>' •».- Ut* June 16—With soh, marks firm’s birthday, ♦ * ♦ Ed sci. NUMBER 10PTIMIST, 75 TODAY, PLANS TO KEEP ON TEACHING’ America's Future Rosy to Ford, Who 'Never Gave Thought to Making Money' (Henry Ford is 75 years old today. David Wilkie is well qualified to describe the great industrialist as he is now and tell the things he still wants to accomplish. As chief of the AP bureau at Detroit, Wilkie has been interviewing Ford for 20 vears.) Bv DAVID J. WILKIE (AP Bureau Chief, Detroit) “I hope that before I am finished I will have made of this place an institution for teaching—a bringing to the people through their own efforts of a knowledge of the best way of life.”—Henry Ford. 1^1,    v.wvo    Thus Henry Ford, observing today the 75th anniversary of his birth, ln*theaunited States on" the” brl eht dismisses abruptly the suggestion he might be considering actual “re- lirtof tllr industrial mans the tirement” a head of the great industrial empire he began building as part of the industrial maps, the hp approached his 40th birthday.    i ^ used car market here had been    ypars ^aVe been kind to Henry Ford Perhaps it Is because of OTHER ^iflE^ CITED    the    PhilosoPhY that enables hlm He cited ordinances similar to to avoid worry and permits him to the one proposed here in effect in 1 say: ' I never gave a single thought I don t give it a Hamlin. Haskell and Lamesa, and in Houston and other cities. “We want you to give this serious consideration; we want you to hear both sides. There may be change* needed — we are willing to eompromise with intelligent opposition,” said McMahon. Signing the petition were Alii- to making money, thought today.” has minutes conversation, that he any personal enemies. Ford, habitually wearing a gray herringbone suit and—in the summer—a sailor straw, frequently Were it not for the record In the roams unattended about the thou-. back of the old family Bible in the sands of acres of land he owns in parlor of the Ford birthplace in Dearborn. Often he takes the wheel Dearborn, you would be more like- Cf a car and drives about the scores ; ly to guess his vears at 65    of small farms with Mrs. Ford. ‘ Tall slender and stooping only INDUSTRY. AGRICULTURE slightly Ford reaches the three- There he visions the day, which quarter-century mark looking ahead he is confident lies not too far t.! enthusiastically as he did In ISM .head, when land and Industry will A1““n "J,H- B Stevens, West-    hL, fl„t experiments em Chevrolet company. R. C.    , combustion engine for his mouth, was bound with bandages held in place by adhesive tape. NEGRO WEAKENED Police said Ricketts was so weakened from being held in the attic five days that they had to assist him to an automobile. The sheriffs office mid that, in her statement, Doctor Newton declared Ricketts was held in her home on the advice of a private detective who had been hired to aid her in recovering some Jewelry, valued variously at between $1,000 and $3,000. which disappeared from her home last February. Ricketts, former chauffeur for the Newtons, was arrested following the Jewelry disappearance, but twice was nobilled by grand juries. Ricketts was taken to a hospital. Officers .‘aid his condition was serious. Doctors said he was suffering from malnutrition. A negro yardboy employed by the Newtons was held for questioning. Officers sought to learn the Identity of the private detective Mrs. Newton named in her statement. She also said that her husband, a prominent eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, did not know Ricketts was being held in their home until several days after he was brought there. New Clue In Zedlitz Case BALLINGER, July 30— (Spl/) — Dr. R. F. Zedlitz received a package today from Meridian, Miss.—it contained the watch which he had given his son, Richard, for gradua-| tion this year. This was the first definite clue to the whereabouts of the 17-year-old boy since he disappeared July 17. The father believes that the boy had the watch mailed home, because the package carried the correct name and street address, information which would not have been available to a stranger Both Dr. and Mrs. Zedlitz expressed relief, adding that they believe that their son is on the way to New Orleans, 200 miles south of Meridian and the home of relatives of the family. The package had been wrapped and addressed by a Meridian jeweler. The father said he believed the boy sent the watch home because he might be tempted to sci! or pawn it. The boy left home Sunday, July 17. in the family car. The auto.no-bi e w'as found wrecked the following morning, and the boy has net since been seen. Clark; Hughes Motor company, F. C. Hughes; Skiles Motor company, J. A. Skiles; R.    F.    St.    John    Motor company, by R.    F.    St.    John;    Shel- ton-Webb Motor company by T. R. Webb and Jas.    M.    Shelton;    E. M. Hilley Auto company,    by    E. M. Hilley; Shelton Motor company, by S. M. Shelton; Franklin Motor Car company, by C. B. Manly; and W. J. Fulwiler. SANDERSON OPPOSED The license fees would be set at $25 for new motor vehicle dealer, $25 for used car dealer, >25 for automotive rebuilders, $25 for sec- See HENRY FORD. Pg. 3. Cot I. which he planned to harness to w'heebs. For years he has kept his weight around 135 pounds He observes no particular diet, although he has certain food dislikes. He maintains an immaculate dairy farm and insisted upon showing this writer the intricacies of mechanical milking, pushing his wav between two cow-s and crawling Flood Leaves SOO Homeless -Ap- under a rail rather than walk the WHARTON. July 36 <UP> length of tile barn to a cross walk. pr0Xjmat*iy 500 persons, mostly ne- Npord°tru7hf’ny might by railed mw*. made hernia today aa the worlds Number I optimist. Al-    the rampaging Colorado river, its .na .....cnr"    *’avs he has predicted the return of    flood damage already in the mil ieu dealer *25 for itinerant dealer prosperity when business and eco- I lions of dollars, swirled over near-th.    2    SS    rnSiS;    nomk conditions have appears    ly two-thirds of Wharton, the last also to be    required    to make    d,rkest H„ relm to tht preaent | The devastating flood rut a swath as a "period of trial and doubt.’’ 13 miles wide through lowland farm-“When it has passed.” he adds, "we ian(j in this area. Crest of the flood will be ready for the things that was expected to reach here this aflare to be. I have too great a faith ernoon. The river stood at 37 5 feet. in the American people not to be- 11.5 above the danger mark, and lieve they will work their way out still was rising. of their present problems. It is all a There were no reports of drown-matter of eventual understanding ’ ings or injury to residents of rich Ii- bond of $5,000. Combination censes would total $3$ to $50. McMahon said there would probably be some objection to a clause in the ordinance to make it unlawful to aeli any demonstrator car without a tag designating it as such on the windshield. He pointed out that this already is a state law. a demonstrator being defined as any automobile that has been driven over 250 miles. Bob Sanderson came in near the July 2—mats staffe cdach'at -, Greenfield Village. County Likely To Hike Taxes Commissioners Figure Rate of 65 Cents Needed Taylor county probably will have a tax rate of 65 cents for next year, the commissioners court decided in a budget conference Friday. This would be a 15-cent increase over the present 50-cent rate, which j is one of the lowest county rates prevailing in Texas. MUST MEET DEFICITS York said that under a long range plan it would be possible to drop the rate back to 50 cents In another year, and later down to 45 cents. The immediate raise will be necessary to meet deficit# now existing. These shortages were brought about by heavy expenditures from the relief fund and from the road and bridge fund in matching WF A work. In 1941 the last payment will have been made on the county courthouse bonds, for which six cent* of the tax is used. This will allow reductions. ROAD TAX CUT A year earlier the special tax for construction of the agricultural building will be lifted. York indicated that only a two-rent tax will be necessary in the Taylor-Callahan counties special road district 7 to meet bond payments. When the $25.-000 bonds were voted a year ago, it was presumed that five cents would be assessed annually for five years, but it has been found that this much money is not needed. The budget has not been worked out completely, but tentative plans call for slight increases in the road and bridge fund, a $15,000 allocation for emergency WPA projects, and Increase of $6,620 in the fiftil class pauper fund. July 13—Entertains Sweden’s Prince Ber til. BEFORE EYES FAIL HIM, HE STORES VIEW DALLAS. July 30. <UP> — Lawrence Youngberg, 35-year-old Chicagoan, was the most avid sightseer in the Southwest today. He was storing up as many aight-memoriea as he could in a short time, for he knew he would have them only to depend on when he is stricken by the blindness doctors have told him is inevitable. Youngberg was guest of th* Dallas Athletic club for the week-end furnished him here after he had pleaded for an opportunity to see the Southwest before he loses his sight. From his home in Chicago, where he lives with his widowed mother, Lawrence wrote T. E. Braniff of Oklahoma City, president of Braniff airways, a plea for “a glimpse of the great open spaces” of which he had read. He explained to Braniff that he must see the open spaces soon or never. Youngberg arrived here aboard one of Braniff s planes last night. He was escorted by William Beattie, an official of the airline, who joined him at Oklahoma City. Today Youngberg was personal guest of John Erhard, president of the athletic club. They planned to spend the day and part of tomorrow seeing Dallas and what other parts of Texas they could. Ford believes "the world is full of wants.” “Did you ever think of that?” he asked. “There are all kinds of wants. When products are cheap we close of the discussion to protest anc* wa?PS a:P high we natural.^ nvw u. u,iKuasiu" w    into quantity production. We the proposed regulation. He was assured by the mayor there would , ..    . . „ be a hearing from both sides. That •    “    P^tv ox it. probably will come up next Friday.    ALP!^ce:, £ J* BONDS APPROVED    world, Ford said he ne\er worried Other business transacted by the I *b<wt anything “I have been too must use all the skill available and the See CITY LICENSES, Pg. 3, Col. 4. The Weather WEST TEXAS w«*t of 100th merthlan: generally fair except probable local show. era In Rio Grande valley tonight and Saturday. EAST TEXAS (east of tooth meredtan): Partly cloudy to unsettled, probably local showers tonight and Sunday except on lower coast. Higheat temperature yesterday, S3; lowest thla morning. 73. Rainfall for 24 hours ending 6:30 a m, Saturday, .01 Inch. Total ainee first of busy doing things to worry.” he explained. “A diversity of interests, a wide general curiosity about all life, will keep anv man from worrying.” ENGENDERS ADMIRATION ..That Ford is at peace with himself perhaps is most evident to the visitor meeting him for the first time. Quickly following comes a feeling of amazement at the simplicity of the man who from cash capital of $28,000 in 1903 built an industrial empire that reaches into the worlds most remote recesses and which $2,000,000,000 cannot purchase. Many disagree with the Ford year. to 6:30 a m. Saturday, 29.18 inch** J**1 I economic and business philosophies, 8.61 Inche*. Normal amount ainee first ,.    .    .    ,r ;    , of the >e*r, 14 9« inche*    ‘but you gravely doubt, after five Treated to Colorful Cavalcade- AUDIENCE ACCLAIMS ALBANY'S FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE ALBANY, July 30.—Before an en-thusia.stic audience the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a colorful cavalcade of West Texas from the days of the Indians to today, was presented 'in the Albany high school football stadium last night. Robert Nail directed the pageant, which had a cast of approximately 250 persons. Depicted by costumed players were the eras of the Indian, the early day settler, soldier, trail driver, buffalo banter, cowboy, dance ball girl at old Fort Griffin, beginning of the ranch industry and development of the registered Hereford industry. Members of the 1909 Albany band were featured. Three members of the band returned to participate. They were Shelton Manning of Fort Worth, L. H. Royal of Haskell and Buster Georgia of Baird. Albany people participating were A. W. Reynolds, Proctor Clark, Joe Clark, Director Jay Davis, J. C. Parnell, €> W. L. Hatcher, W. R. Biggs, and J. C McComb. > parade at 5 o’clock yesterday slternoon was several blocks long. It vss headed by two state highway patrolmen, followed by most of the p’ayers dressed in costumes. Back of them came decorated floats and trurks entered by merchants. The fandangle was sponsored by the Albany chamber of commerce, of which Homer T. Bouidln is president; W. H. Bullock vice president * © and Ollie E. Clark secretary-man-ager. Nail, who wrote the script and directed the show, was reared in Albany and is a member of a prominent ranch family in this section. He is author of the play. 'Time of Their Lives,” which is regarded as the best play ever written by an undergraduate in Princeton university. It gained him national recognition. He donated his services to the production of the fandangle. Wharton county, but V, L. Sandlin, county farm agent, said more than 60.000 acres of lowland cotton and corn has been inundated and ruined. Sandlin estimated the damage in excess of -1.000.000 in "Wharton county alone but others guessed it would be nearer $10,000,000. Todays flood waters came from the San Saba district, more than 250 miles upstream, where cloudbursts last week claimed four lives and damaged crops and property valued at $1,000,000. In the path of the ruinous flood— I Austin, Bastrop, Smithville. LaGrange Columbus, Wharton, Bay | City and Matagorda—came bitter criticism from hundreds of planters against the Colorado River Author- I ity which operates the $40,000,000 I Buchanan dam system above Aus- I tin, AUSTIN. July 30— (UP) — As angry farmers from communities on the lower Colorado river gathered here today to ask Governor James V. Allred, Sen. Tom Con-nally and Texas congressmen for an investigation of the river control, the river authority issued a statement welcoming investigation by “qualified and unbiased" engineers. The authority, by resolution, said that under the law it has a duty to conserve water against drouth equal to the duty to prevent floods. "The board cannot agree,” its statement aid, "that its reservoirs should be emptied after each flood, and its appliances be operated for flood control alone." The flood which recently passed down the Colorado river was described as "unprecedented.” Damage above Buchanan dam was cited as proof of this. To that flood, was added high water from streams that will be controlled by dams now under construction, the authority’s 1 statement said. Trent Man Jailed On Two Charges Party Conclaves Set Here Today Democratic and republican county conventions will be held this afternoon In the courthouse. Democrats named delegates In precinct conventions will meet in the district court room at 1:30 p rn., with republicans convening In the county courtroom at 3 p. rn. Presiding will be J. P. Stinson and A. John, respective county chairmen. The democratic conclave will be dominated by supporters of W. Lee ODaniel, gubernatorial nominee. This Is provided by law, Stinson pointed out. Chief business of the 200 delegates will be to name 22 delegates to the These delegates Officials Unable To Explain Ship's Failure to Radio MANILA, July 30.—(AP) — The army transport Meigs found a large patch of oil on the surface of the Pacific ocean today, indicating the missing Hawaii clipper may have plunged into the sea 500 miles from Manila. The Meigs made no mention of sighting any wreckage from the luxurious flying boat which disappeared with 15 men on a flight from Guam to Manila Friday. (Thursday night Abilene time.) NIGHT HALTS SEARCH Two lifeboats were put out by the transport to search the tell-tale oil slick but were recalled at nightfall. The transport stood by where the slick was found, extending to resume search at dawn Sunday. • Saturday afternoon in the United States.) Her searchlights played on the surrounding area but her captain said he did not expect much to be accomplished before daylight. The Meigs said the coat!ng of heavy oil was about 1,500 feet in circumference, which experts said was “quite large” for a plane the sise of the clipper. But marine men were unable to suggest any other source for the slick, an oil coating such as a plane leaves or. the surface of the water when sinking. SAMPLES TAKEN The slick was found directly on the course of the 26-ton flying boat. It was sighted approximately 50 miles west by southwest of the last position by the clipper. This would mean that, lf the slick were caused by oil from the Hawaii clipper, the flying boat remained in the air about 20 minutes after her last radio message. Life boats from the Meigs collected samples of oil from the surface to help determine whether it was from the flying boat. If the Hawaii clipper sank there, little hope wa* held of finding the wreckage; for the •lick lay over deep waters, ranging to a depth of 5352 fathoms. These waters, about 400 miles due east of San Bernardino strait, are among the deepest around the Philippines. Pan-American Airways headquarters in 6an Francisco held hope the oil was dumped on the surface by the flying boat for emergency landing and the clipper came down safely, subsequently drifting out to sea faster than the oil. MAY COMB FORESTS They said the clipper carried heavy “anchor” oil to calm the seas in just sue han event. Pan-American men here sa*! they did not know about any "anchor” oil but suggested the clipper might have dumped oil to lessen her load preparatory to alighting. Neither explanation accounted for the failure of the clipper to radio an emergency landing was necessary, or to report later by her wireless which was capable of communicating while the flying boat drifted on the J. F Hayes of Trent was in Taylor county jail this morning, state convention, charged with assault to murder in will be ODaniel men. instructed to one complaint and cruel treatment vote as a unit, and use of abusive language in an- Republicans are expected from other.    seven precincts of the county. They The assault to kill complaint w as I will elect a county chairman and filed before Justice of the Peace select delegates to the state con- Theo Ash here while the other charge was made before Justice of the Peace Bailey at Trent. It is alleged in the complaints that Hayes made al tacks on his invalid mother and a sister. Discovery of the slick brought no announcement of a change in plans for the search although one army officer expressed opinion that the water hunt would be left to the Meigs and 14 naval vessels. He suggested the planes might be ordered to comb isolated mountain forests on the Pacific side of Luzon island on the possibility the clipper pancaked into the trees. PASSENGER LIST Aboard the luxurious Pan-Amer- vention to be held in Houston August 9.    ,,    ..    ,,    ... • We ll have a state ticket lust to! ‘«n    clipper one of three keep the party organized and tom,,!*1" Planes in regular California- if for no other reason,” John ob- Set CLIPPER CLUE Pg. 3, Col, served.    1    *    *    * 8. MAP SHOWS ROUTE OF MISSING CLIPPER'S FLIGHT €> a • ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 30, 1938