Abilene Reporter News, July 31, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 31, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWN MEWSMKR VOL. LVIII, NO. 63. rttu i "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRILNDS OR FOES WE SKK 1 CII YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron ABILENE, TEXASTSUNDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 1938 THIRTY THREE SECTIONS. PRICE 5 CENTS Camera Records Week's Happenings In Abilene And Territory VETERANS HOSPITAL man tn (he center of the pic- ture probably knows the answer to that by now. He is c H[ stratton sent from Washington by the Veterans' administration, to Inspect posed sites tn Abilene and other Texas cities a new veterans' hospital for which the PWA has set aside Lett iT H j Bradshaw county engineer; right, Robert Wajstaif. member of the local hospital site committee. That map before them shows four sites oiiereo Dy Aoiiene. tv, i 01. far as eye could see. Monday morning, Por Phantom Hill reservoir held water so much that for a time it was feared that the level would rise above the unfinished portion of the dam shov.'n in the foreground. But an early morning rain ceased at the dam site, machines WCfl' siork' a !sv the dam was being built up much nimors quieted The" the C'eeks and Tennessee Polls To Be Guarded For Primaries Browning Orders Militiamen Out On Election Eve NASHVILLE, Term., July trains were ordered todaj to transport approximately na- tional guardsmen to Memphis for duty In Thursday's democratic pri- mary, In which Gov. Gordon Brown- ing and National E H. Crump are commanding opposing forces arrayed for a finish flgh over supremacy In Tennessee. The orders call for militiamen to remain until the polls close. Browning, seeking renomlnation has declined to reveal his plans but trains were ordered to lake officers and men ol the inth in- fantry. The Governor MM) he would make known his intentions Tues- day following; a campaign speech in Memphis, where Mayor Watklns Overton said "every possible police protection" would jrlven Brownlnr and that "propaganda he (s (o be hurt is, of tmnt, wild, silly talk." Crump, saying that Browning "wants to stick bayonets through called upon his felow Mem- Phlans, "with their moral bearing their perhonal fearlessness. Uieir love for our lo "say to this brag- earl, 'you'll never do it. The senate campaign expenditure-, committee, in a blistering report made after an Investigator had sur- veyed the senatorial situation in Tcnenssee. said It "Is of the opinion that the evidence already before ii respect to assesments of federa' employes by one grouu" in the pri- mary "and of slate employes by the other group points sharply toward an election contest In the u. "5 senate regardless ot which candidate triumphs." The committee reported "every scheme and questionable device that can be used" to raise funds and influence seem- ed to be "in full swinj." Two ad- ditional investigators were sent Into the state to make a ftnat check-up. In the senatorial race Browning is Billed with Junior Senator George L. Berry, whom he appointed, while Crump and senior Senator Kenneth D. McKellar are backing Tom Stew- art, of Winchester, n district attor- ney general. There are (hree other candldsles. Runnels County Will Remain Dry BALLINGER, July the second time within 15 months, citizens of Runnels couty voted to- day on whether or not'bcer could be legally sold within Ihe county, and again decided against the Is- sue. Complete reports from 16 of the 27 county boxes showed totals of against legalization of beer and for the sale. Most of the unreportcd boies are small and In, generally conceded, dry territory. Largest percentage of votes for beer wa-s reported from the Olfen box. where Ihc vole was 111 for to 1 against. Rowena voted 313 for to J2 against, Bethel 36 for to 20 against, and Cochran 35 for (o 22 against Voters or the Miles precinct voted 182 against 153 for. In Iht sur- prise result 01 Ihe county. Balllnger voted dry by a majority of out pi a total ot 9o4, and Winters by 355 lo 170. Last previous election was held April 24, 1937. Trains Collide McPHERSON, Kas, July 30.-W) -An east-bound Rock Island pas- senger train plowed through a Mls- wurl Pacific freight train at the In- of the roads' main line .rack's ntu here tonight, Injuring .he Rock Island engineer and shak- up a few CALLS GUARDS Governor Gordon Browning, above, of Tennessee last night ordered national guard troops out tor Thursday's first primary election. He said he would an- nounce his intention later. He -seeks reelection. CIO Favored By Utilities Chief SAN ANGELO, July Replies to a cross-examiner nt an heating here today led F. Schroeder of Abilene vice-president of the West Texas Utilities company, to say that he favors a CIO type of union for the vast system he represents. The opinion came after Harlow Hurley, NLRB examiner acting as "referee'' in a union representation case, undertook with "jtist a few questions" to clarify some of Schroedcr's cross-examination tes- timony. Echrocdtr had told Karl H. Mnri- ler. representing Ihe Imernatto.ia! Brotherhood of Electrical that he (Schroeder) didn't think his company would object to col- lective bargaining with a company- wide union. "From a geographical standpoint, you would tavor all your employes acting together In a bargaining ca- pacity Hurley asked Schroeder. "Yes, I believe so." "Then, disregarding the geo- graphical standpoint, do you favor all the workers bargaining together in an Industrial type' of "Yes, I think replied Schroeder. Scott Snodgrass of San Angelo, counsel for West Texas Utilities company, took the floor and di- rected his remarks to Hurley: "Now, listep, does this mean the Hurley, with characteristic grin, replied: "Well, the Committee for Indus- trial Organization does favor such a type of union." Houston Doctor Beaten To Death HOUSTON, ,tliy H E. Coger, 61. widely known Houston medical expert, was found dead In 'Is clinic today the peace was conducting an in- quest. 11 kMNG AROUND FOR GINNERS-Abllene Li host agaii- August] 11 to trie annual wnvention ol the West Texas Ginners association. This group of men arranged a that will include addresses by Burrus C. Jackson, Hillsboro, state cotton Improvement chairman, and Dr. M E. Heard, Lubbock, state tetter ginning chairman. In the pic-' lure, left to (seated) C. N. IBuck) Kornejay Winters vice president of the association; W. J. Ely, Snyder. president- L B 'jack- son, H. A. Pendleton: Islanding) E. D. (Dick) Free, and H 6 Jiaynle KLOOnflATKS. mott t h i n four days, this floodgate U Lake Attlltnt, away exeesa waters 13 the It. Itrvoir In Ihf u, nlstory. II !J Ihe Hrsl time that the lake has r-Kn full since the spillway was ral-ed stvinl yens tto ;atly cauarlty. did the water went through a. coiilult through the oam. Into Elm lh[ flood nude rnantim Hill Into A take too. Guitar Youth Killed Father Hurt In Crash Two Involved In Auto-Truck Wreck Near Plainview PLAINVIEW, July 30-James H. Guitar Jr., 24, of Colorado, Tex., June graduate o! the University of Texas, was kilted Instantly, and his father, also or Colorado, critical- ly injured at noon today when the automobile in which they were rid- ing was involved in a crash with another car and a truck. The ac- cident occurred on highway 28 about nine milts south or Plalnvlsw. The youth's head was crushed, one arm was mangled and his body broken and bruiied. J. K. Guitar Sr., about M. mana- ger ot (he Guitar compress, an oil mill, and the Guitar gins ol Colo- rado, received a skull fracture. His lace also was horribly cut. The father and son were thj only occupants of their car. Persons In the other automobile und'in the truck were uninjured. Members of the Guitar family ar- rived here tills afternoon. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. COLORADO, July H. Guitar Jr., killed: at Plsinview today, a native of Colorado, where he was graduated from high school.- Afterward he attended Kempei- Military' school it Boone- vllle. Mo., two years before enter- ing the University of Texas. This summer he had been prac- ticing law In the office of Him- Ratlift here. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Guitar. Two brothers. Don of Colorado and Kunt of New Orleans; and a sister, Sara Guitar of Colorado, sutvive. Mrs. Guitar. Don and Sara Guitar left for Plainview Immediately up- on being notified of the accident. Fred Guitar of Merkfl and Will Guitar of Abilene left yesterday af- ternoon for Plainview to be at the bedside of their brother, J. K Guitar. The injured man has three sisters, also, who reside In Abilene. They are Mary Guitar. Mrs. Vir- ginia Crispin, and Mrs. Guitar Lockett. DiHingham Named Delegate Of GOPs O. D. Dillins'nam was elected Tay- lor county representative to the Texas Republican convention, to be held in Houston in August, when precinct representatives met in county Republican convention Sat- urday afternoon. The convention was held in the office of Ihe countv judge. In lurther business. Craig Lynn was elected delegate to'the Rep'ub- lican district com- mittee and L. Cozins was elected John W. Plii'.ip of Ft. Worth was named alternate for DiHingham. Soviet And United States To Sign Trade Pact WASHINGTON, July 30 The United Slates Is about lo con- ic a commercial agreement by which Ihc soviet union will promise lo purchase at least {40.000 wo worth of American products In one year. The agreement will replace an c.t- stlng one exp'nng August 5. Negotiations have been conducleti at Moscow under direction ot the Amerlcar Charge D'Affalres, Alex- ander Kirk. By virtue of the agreement's statement of the Soviet's intention o purchase American products, the U. S. 3, R. will receive most-favor- Ni-nsJIon treatment from the Unit- ed stales, which it will be J mtilleti to tariff and olher conces- sions made by this government In reciprocal trade agreements signed 17 nations and soon to be signed nth more. Under Ihe existing asrcpment the sovieU agreed to purchase from thU counlry. In the year covered by the pact, American goods lo the value ot at least Statis- tics show that by August S their purchases Mil have exceeded this figure considerably. Consequently, there U a chance the figure will be stepped up in the new agreement. Trade with the Soviets has In- creased under tiie commercial treaties negotiated annually with that counlry. Japs, Reds Lock In Major Conflict honor graduates ol Ihe Bummer Km oi- AblUne school. T h a I i Valedictorian Fianeti daughter of MM. Nora HuRhfs. Silutatorlan. and s. Davis. Jr. Diplomas patented Friday night. (Repomr-Newi sial( Photos) LEADERS IN COUNTY CONVENTION W. E. MART IX The two Abilene lawyers shown above took a leading part in Taylor county's democratic con- vention Saturday. Ernest Walter Wilson, at right, who made the ERNEST W. WILSON' first speech for O'Daniel deliv- ered in Texas, was convention chairman. W. E. Martin, right, was a member of the resolutions committee and keynoter of the convention- County Demos Back O'Daniel New Regime Installed At Convention Votes To Push Bradbury For Speaker new regime, backing- O'Daniel to the man. took charge of the tinnwas heWCr Saturday, as the semi-annual Presided for Ihe convention. Ination by W. H. chapman, and W. E. Martin, delivered the keynote address. Floor leader was Undsey P. Wnlden. while Joe Eth __ eridge was chairman of the creden tials committee. I ICCIIIiy} RESOLUTIONS .ft. after Three Lose Harmony Flour Man Given Full Control Of Party, However By Assoctalfd Tress W. U-e O'D.inlcl von overwhelm- ing; endorsement of most of Sat- urday's democratic county conven- tions, but the harmony of three meetings shattered by bolting delegates. Thf great majorilr of tncel- injcs wrote promises of unqual- ified support into their resolu- tions, thereby assuring Ihe flour man and democratic nom- inee cor.trol of the stale con- vention In Beaumont. Hillbilly bsnris played O'DanLH tunes, nnd in the Rio Grande val- ley, even republicans endorsed O'Daniel. M turbulence, hotvcver. at Houston, Port Worth and San An- tonio. At Fort Worth, the convention illt into two group.1; each proless- g (o ihe nominee, tod each electing a sUte ot to the state gathering. In San Antonio, the O'Daniel group walked out and held a sep- arate meeting. Two slates of delegates were named at Houston as a result o[ the split. The "old guard" and an apposlng group, led by original supporters, each picked and delegates, and will contend at the state convention for seats. The meeting broke up In dis- order when O'D.inicl forces marched out and then returned with hillbilly band. Fists (fen and four police wrre or- derM to Ihe scene to maintain All four are ardent O'Daniel men. They will cast all votes for the Taylor county delejallon at the state convention in Beaumont. Tills was provided through a clause in the resolutions passed that allows Wilson to name a committee tor voting. Resolutions passed included one demanding abolition of the Old Assistance commission, an- other abolishing [he poll lax as a prerequisite of the right to vote, and a third to increase the load limit allowed trucks operating on the highways. Candidacy of J. Bryan Brad- bury, for speakership of the house ot was endorsed hy the convention, with applause for the jounj- IriijUlor. Height of O'Danicl enlhusiasm was reached when Wilson. In a See DEMOS. Fr. 12. Col S lokyo Claims Soviet Troops Thrown Back Bloody Battle On Siberian Border Heightens Tension TOKYO, July (AP) Japan and Soviet Russia came to grips today in what the Tokyo war office des- cribed as a "terrible fight" in which Japanese recaptured dis- puted territory along the Man- chouktto-Siberian border. ARTILLERY USED Trie situation was extremely tense. Large bodies of troops were de- ployed on both sides of the bor- der. Soviet Iroops were said lo be bombarding onc border point with heavy'artillery from the hills. The war office announcement declared tbal not only did Jap- anew recapture a hill near Chanskulene which Soviet troops occupied July IS, but all olhrr disputed points. Apparently yhat amounted to a major battle added a bloody new chapter to the Changkufeng fric- tion which began with occupation by Soviet troops of the strategic hilltop. Military regulations forbade dis- closure of the number of troops engaged, the casualties, or the size of forces now facing each other In the disputed territory, near the Junction of Siberia, Manchotikuo and Korea. A war oflice spokesman said: "TV0 days ago Soviet Iroops oc- cupied Shacholeng, approximately 1.000 yards north of Changkufeng hill, and began fortifying It as they had done at Changkufeng." "They clashed with border guards, but were repulsed and then return- ed with reiniorcements. The Japa- nese countered and a terrible fight ermufd both at shachofeng and Chang'icufeng. "The Russians used mechan- ized units Including tanks and heavy artillery. Chanskulenr was taken it a. m. and Shactiuteng at 6 a. m. "Soviet bij: Rims now are bombanlinic Kilchcnk which Is i nearby The Japanese attack came as a complete surprise since the gov- ernment's previous slatemenU in- dicated that only diplomatic means n-oiiH 'K used to settle the bitterly disputed border sovereignty. knonn became HOUSTON, July How- ard Huges, shy youni millionaire needing a haircut, came home today to receive the most tumultuous wel- come this oil rich town ever gave a man. It melted Hujhrs1 well aversion lo crowds and he almost boyishly (ay and excited under its warmth. The air was choked with flut- tering paper and tons of contelli as Hushes, sitting between the may- or and Ihe lieut- enant governor of Texas, rode down Main street be- tween miles of Houston Wildly ed at between and persons. Hughes brought hlj round the world plane from Chicago to the municipal airport at p. m. and climbed out to be greeted Major R. H. Fonville and from his brewery and oil well diill- ln- bit company.. The major's Ittl'le daughter, CUr- ila Ann Fonville, cracked a bottle ot champagne en. a post and named the airport "Howard Huffees air- port" tn honor of (he Texan and his four companion] who spoil around the world in three and 19 hours. Hmhes, spealtinr over a nation- wide radio hookup, first the laborers in his Industrial plant here, "I find it difficult for me be up here on this be Mid, "for I realize that if it wens not for jou men and women mud jour diligent work I would probably be pushing a plow." Hurhes f a i i tribute In hlj companions ant the designers and. manufacturers of his plane and then headed 'for the business dis- trict and a royal welcome. His companions, Ed Lund, engineer; Richard Sfoddard, radio operator, Harry P. M. Connor, co- narifalor and Albert I. Lodwick, Hoihes flight manager, hopped In Immediately hW: Hufho thai would take off from Houston tomorrow and head weit, arriving In IJM Angeles Monday. AAA Sends Officials Against Domestic Allotment Farm Plan CLIPPER CAPTAIN Hope For Lost Clipper Wanes Discovery Of Huge Oil Patch Called 'Significant' But Not Conclusive MANILLA, July huge and significant ell slick" found on the ocean surface led searchers with scant hope xodiy of finding the mUsinz Hawaii Clipper and its 15 occupants, but ths forlorn hunt conMnuea The ot! patch was found yesterday by the army1 trasport Meigs on -----------------------------------------the course the Transpacific Hying boat was followirft; between Guam and Manila when it vanished Fri- day (Thursday night, Centrjl NO WRECKAGE Samples dipped up by tht Mclja for scientific examination showed the "slick" contained lubricating oil and saso'ine. It lay only JO miles west by southwest of the spot where the plane list reported Its position. Aviation circles generally rejard- ed the find AS evidence the Clipper plunged Into the sea, but officials of Pan American airways conceded the slick was "significant, but not conclusive." The jpot In qaution, howeter, was not on any ship or arr route and experts concluded ihe-r. could been no other craft in that arei to halt caiued it. The Meiss, nearest vessel to the Clipper when ft made Its last radio report, searched the slick for pos- sible traces of wreckage but tn ihe first attempt found none. The transport stood to resume examination at dawn. Meanwhile warships were en route to the scene, three arrr.y bombers were ready to aid the search out of Manila, and two naval planes were to resume scanning the area. ANCHOR OIL? Some Pan American officials sug- gested the slick might have bc--n made by the voluntary dumping of Capt. Leo Terletzky. above, of Palo Alto. Calif., was in com- mand of the Hawaii Clipper when it vanished on a flight (rom Guam to Ihe Weather fair TKXAS: Tartly WASHINGTON', July The asriculliiral adjustment ad- ministration Is sending two of Its top-rankir.R otficials Into the cot- ton belt to make speeches against the "domc.itic allotment" "farm plan, advocated widely as a sub- stitute for the present crop control law. They are I. W. Duggan. director of Ihc AAA's southern division, and Walter L, Randolph, his assistant. Duggan will speak at Little Rock, and Randolph at Albany. Ala., Friday. Doth intend lo make other speeches also. Including talks (n Texas and Oklahoma, bctore re- turning to Washington. Officials said Secretary Wallace, who has expressed opposition lo the domestic allotment plan, also considering making a speech against H. Officials said the AAA strategy was designed to counteract cam- paigns bclnc waged in the cotton and wheat belli for the domestic allotm.nl scheme. The domestic allotment propcvsal would permit unlimited crop pro- duction, guaranteeing growers the cost of production, plut a margin of 01. that part of th; frops i consumed in Ihis country. The re- mainder would be sold" at world I "OIK J M and Murtl P. m. t: anj 13; jrar asn, unrf 19. "anchor oil" frora the plane prep- aratory to an unscheduled landing at sea, and that the built plane might have taxied or drifter! away thereafter. The plane presumably carried larfe supply of "anchor lor use In quieting turbulent waters In the event of a forced landinf. Naval searchers said Informally that It the plane had made any- thing like a safe unscheduled land- ing at sea she should have been able to respond In some manner lo the repeated radio calls, flares and rocket signals. Some company executives said a rcush but not disastrous Undinf could have put her radio apparatus commission. TM H In '.inve i ;