Abilene Reporter News, August 1, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas TEXAS' OWM NEWSPAPER t Abilene porter 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS H EVENING VOL LVIil, NO. 64. ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1, PAGES PR ICE 5 CENTS DEFENDING Japs Shoot Down Soviet Planes Raiding on Border WIFE INHERITS NEGRO CULT HELM FRO M HARLEM SWAMI, KILLED IN PLANE Bulletins Give Impression Big Battle in Offing NEW YORK, Aug. The spiritual and earthly legacy of Sufi Abul Kamld, Harlem cult leader, passed today into the hands of his wife, Mme. Pufutam. and leaders of his Un- iversal Koly Temple of Tran- quilly believed Harlem was about to have its first black prophetess. Sufi Abdul Hamid, believed by his flock to have been born in the shadow of an Egyptian pyramid but known to police only as Eugene Brown, born in Philadelphia, was killed yester- day when his airplane ran out of gas and crashed on Long Is- land. Fred Burkhardt, his white pilot, died and Catherine Price, his white secretary, was serious- ly injured. Last night Hamid's flock ga- thered in the temple, and a ceremony resembling the Bud- dhist was performed vwhile, not far away, hundreds of follow- ers of another Harlem prophet, Father Divine, were shouting, "peace, it's wonderfulf" Their ejaculations arose over the clamor of negro pic- nickers, the rattle of thousands of dishes and eating utensils, four bands and an orchestra. Kair.id was an aggressive spiritual leader. He dabbled at times in the Bible and Koran and several occult faiths. He was not displeased with the title he earned four years ago as "the black Hitler of Harlem." He and his followers boycotted Jewish shops in Har- lem that did not employ ne- groes. He was sentenced to 20 years in jail for almost creating a riot by his anti-Jewish speeches. IN DAY'S SECOND Two Joilbreakers Shot, Captured Hounds Track Down Another Officers Directed To Pair Fugitives Bound, Gagged GLADEWATEK, August 1. Willis, fugitive from the Grayson county jail, was tracked down by "blood- hounds and captured today af- ter two gun battles with offi- cers. Two companions of Beesling and Arthur captured earlier, after being shot "by policemen. FOURTH STILL FREE A fourth bandit. Bill TJmphres. still wag missing. He last was seen at the southern edge of Gladewater. Willis was caught by blood- hounds brought here from Dan- gerfiela by Sbleriff Ben B. Garrctt of 3Iorris county. Willis, whom officers expected to put up a after the two previous battles, surrendered In Canine 'SICCUM' UNCULTURED Told SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y., August J. Funk, who started something last week by announcing that dogs of average in- telligence had a vocabulary'' of 60 words, disclosed to- day that further research had enabled him to compile a dictionary of 204 words understood by dogs in the higher I, Q. brackets. The lexicographer said he compiled the list after talking to dogs of all breeds and mixtures. He said it was easy to determine a dog's present or past social category by talking to it. At the A. S. P. C. A. shelter in Manhattan Funk said, he could tell for- mer family dogs from the hoodlums because the latter had no vocabulary at all. Funk's list started with and ended with "your." There were or "Z" words. The longest was and the shortest "I." None of the words had more than two syllables. Most of them dealt with food or conduct. Funk admitted to get the best understanding out of a dog, "he has to be your dog." Of the six in the Funk household, Trusty, half German police and half hound .responded most intelligently. Dynamite, a small black French poodle, paid no attention to the lexicographer because "he's strictly my wife's dog and I'm scared of Mrs. Funk disagreed with her husband's estimation of Su- zanne, a white French poodle which just started when spoken to. "She's said Funk. "She's not; she's said Mrs. Funk. Many persons have written to Funk since his preliminary an- nouncement last week, suggesting words he failed to include_in the original 60. One woman objected to "siccum." She said it was a low word which no dog of culture would respond to. found him. In the party that trapped him i were Giacewater police, state of- j ficers. Sheriff Garrett, and Gregg countv ueputy sheriffs. ADMIT HIJACKING Willis, Whetten and Geesllng were i-aken to jail at Longview. Wheticn and Geesling were woundad in a fight with Policeman Earl Laroe and George Duckworth after the robbery of a sandwich stand. Questioned while on operating: tables at a hospital, the wounded men said that they held up Ben Terry, elderly oil lease watchman, and his wife at Kilgore, stole their automo- bile, and left the elderly couple tied up anfl locked in a build- ing. The couple was rescued. The fugitives escaped from the Grayson county jail at Sherman last Thursdav. AMERICANS REPORT LOYALISTS CLAIMING REVENGE IN SPAIN Insurgents, Government Deadlocked In Bitter Fighting for City of Gandesa HENDATE, French-Spanish Frontier, August 14th In- ternational Loyalist brigade, including Americans, suffered heavy losses and was driven back across the Ebro river today by a violent nationalist counter-attack, according to nationalist reports to the border. By HENRY C CASSIDY ____ AT A SPANISH GOVERNMENT BASE HOSPITAL BEHIND THE EBRO FRONT, August first Americans to return from the front after fighting in the government offensive across the Ebro river said today the international brigade was taking "plenty of revenge" on the insurgents for its previous defeat in the same sector. Volunteers who had." been wounded slightly in action said they had won a smashing victory, driving deep into insurgent territory before coming back across the river on stretchers. I found the wounded men on cots in a long, cool ward in a former monastery on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. They were talking INEW YORK, August gunmen held up a branch of the Banco di Apoli Trust company at First avenue and Twelfth street early this afternoon. Police said they fled S50.000 in cash. An armed guard, usually on duty at the bank, was at lunch when the gunmen entered. They cowed 14 customers and nine employes. The cash they seized was to have been transferred later in the day to the banking firm's main branch on lower Broad- way. The branch bank is in the heart of a pushcart district on the lower East side. School Transfer Deadline Tonight and laughing and the sound of a j harmonica came from the patio. i {WE CAN STILL FIGHT j Three Americans were there, i Leonard Lamb of New York, who j had a clean rifle wound through j his right side; Saul Weliman of j New York, who had a shrapnel i wound in his left leg: and Wilbert' Wheeler of Seattle, who had blis- tered feet. Welhnan said the advance "was a demonstration to the world we can still fight. Now TTC are going to take Weliman spent an hour with James Lardner. son of the late j Ring Lardner. in a first aid sta- j Allred Holds Fate of Boss AUSTIN. Aug. (UP> James V. Allied today waited a re- port from the Huntsville prison psy- i chiatrist before deciding if he will i grant a reprieve for Vince Boss. sentenced to be electrocuted after Albert. March 21, 1936. A report- adverse to clemency was On Wide Front Sixty Lose Lives In Jamaica Wreck, Others Over Nation HOBART. Ind., Aug. automobile collided with the loco- motive of the Pennsylvania rail- roads Broadway limited at a cross- ing here today and five persons in the car were killed. Deputy Coroner Lowell T. Dupes he believed the dead included one man, three women and a child. The bodies were mangled and iden- tification was not Immediately es- tablished. KOCKT RIDGE, O., Aug. rails and a crowded schedule were blamed today for a train accident in which 34 persons were injured; several so seriously they may die. Approximately 50 persons were treated at the scene for slight cuts, bruises, and shock. The Commodore Vanderbilt, de- luxe passenger train of the New York Central operating between Chicago and New York, crashed into the Mercury, a stream-lined train of the same road, operating between Detroit and Cleveland, from behind. The trains were .running only five minutes apart. Both operate at high speeds. The Mercury an automobile at a crossing here and stopped to investigate, as required by regulations. It was raining and when the Commodore Vanderbilt i came roaring along, her brakes i wouldn't hold. She skidded into the i Mercury's observation car. wrecking it. i KINGSTON, Jamaica, August sought today to fix responsibility for a rafl- road wreck that killed approx- j imately 60 persons and inured j more than 70. It was feared more would die. I The wreck occurred late Saturday I on the main line from Kingston to i Monetgo bay, about 70 miles from j here. i The five-coach train was crowded with about 300 persons, many of them bound for the country on ho2- i idays. The train was being drawn 1 and pushed up a steep grade by two i locomotives, one at the head and the other at the rear. i NEW YORK. August SHIP 'NIAGARA' ROTS BY LAKE ON BIRTHDAY ERIE, Pa., Aug. olid on whose shot- torn, blood-washed decks Com- modore O. H. Perry wrote "we have met the enemy and they are lay rotting on the shore of Lake Erie today as the 125th anniversary of Perry's victory over the British ap- proached. A proposal of an Ohio com- mittee to tow the boat from port to port in celebration of the anniversary Sapt. 10 drew attention to the flight of the historic craft, little larger than a lifeboat of a modern battle cruiser- Pennsylvania authori- ties refused to permit her re- moval in her present condition. The served as flag- ship of the 28-year-old com- modor'e fleet of eight tiny ves- sels after he boarded her from the sinking She settled to the bottom of Misery bay a few years battle, but was raised in 1912 and tow- ed around the lake in 1913 as part of the centennial observ- ance of Perry's triumph, which gave the United States control of the lakes and forced the British from Detroit. tion. before they were sent by am- _ bulance, boat and train to differ- maaejf tjie and ent hospitals. i rcues boart Lamb told story about anoth- er American, Howard Goddard of Los Angeles. "He was riding up to the divi- sion on a motorcycle." he said. "when a party of about 30 fascist Colorado's Flood Waters Reach Gulf ______ _.______________ WHAHTON. August County Superintendent Tom Me- i behind our lines cut across the The Colorado river whose Gehee was busy today checking the j r roll of transfers of pupils between j Taylor county schools. "It's a long j list and a big job." he said. He could give no estimate of the number of children who will L f j. J.J. r Rebels Counterattack change school districts. August L is the last day for mak- ing the transfers. The Weather Partly cloud "He had to stop and they captured him. But he per suaded them all to To Check Offensive flood during past week has caused approximately damage to fertile farmlands, dumped its bur- den into Matagorda Bay today, 40 miles south of here. Flood waters which inundated two-thirds of this city and made 500 persons homeless receded slowly from streets here and residents be- gan repairing damaged property. As the flood made its way into the Gu.f of Mexico, it covered the HENDAYE, Prance (At the Spanish Spanish insurgents launched a counter-offensive today on the j streets of Matagorda and forced southern end of the Catalan front} families to leave their homes, in an attempt to cross the Ebro but the situation was not critical. -car train con- 50 passengers early today and injured 10 persons. The crash occurred on the Inter- i borough rapid transit line at a place I known as "dead man's curve.'' be- cause dozens of persons have ed to the street, more than 100 feet i below, in suicide leaps there. Levee Breaks BROWNSVILLE, Augnst fought against a flooding Rio Grande here Monday attempting to check with sand bags a widening levee break through which flood waters poured to inundate a section of the military highway nine miles west of Brownsville. and vicinity: tonight and Tuesday. west Texas; Generally fair tonight and j nver near its delta ana outflank j Tuesday. East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight Tuesday; probably scattered thundershow- ers near COAM. Richest Temperature yesterday ....98 r-a j nver near its delta ana outnanK 1 T I fl-Crt nd government forces driving on Gan- i DOndlt TOKCS see WAB ix SPAIN, pg. s, coi. 8. From Coleman Mon Lowest temperature mormns ,.74 TEMPERATURES Sun p.m. Men a.m. 94 95 97 97 97 97 90 S3 XI SI Midnight...... 80 Noon CLOUDY Dry thermometer XVst, thermnrnct'rr ftelatiae humility 93 S p.m 7 a.m. p.m. 96 74 ?4 fi3 72 32 34 Lamour Gets Scar HOLLYWOOD. Aug. Dorothy Lamour, the sarong-wear- ing sta: of tropic pictures was rest- ing well today after an operation for acute appendicitis. Miss Lamour was stricken yester- day while rehearsing for a radio program. Dr. William Branch said she came through the operation "very well." Her husband, Herbie Kay. orches- tra leader, was flying to her bedside from San Antonio, COLEMAN. Aug. Local officers today are seeking a masked bandit who shortly before midnight last night held up J. L. Nixon, local filling station operator, and took The man walked into Nixon's sta- tion, located near the business dis- trict, and said, "I want it." Nixon handed over the money and replied, "You have it." It was the second stick up here by a masked man in two weeks. The other one was at a filling station on the north side of town. O'Daniel, Lee Not To Attend Conclave Other pressing business made it necessary for W. Lee O'Daniel. gubernatorial nominee, to decline a speaking date in Abilene at the West Texas Pharmaceutical Asso- ciation's convention, August 16, 17 and 18. Announcement also was made by Program Chairman Frank Myers that Senator Josh Lee of Oklahoma will not attend the convention be- cause oi a previous speaking en- gagement, "We are attempting to line up anothe; outstanding said Myers, and probably will be ready for an announcement by tomor- row. Victim Is Dead Double Funeral For Prominent Coioradoan, Son COLORADO, Aug. for father and son, victims of an auto- mobile-truck collision Saturday on highway 28, nine miles south of Plaihview, will be held at the fam- ily home here this aftirr..on at 5 o'clock. James H. '.Tuita: Jr., 24, was killed instantly and his father, James H. Guitar Sr_ 60. died this morning about 1 o'clock in a Plain view hospital. Both were promi- nent citizens of Colorado. The youth's head was crushed, one arm mangled and several bones in his body broken when the car in which the two were riding crashed into a truck and then into another car. His father received a skull fracture and severe cuts about the head. Persons in the other automobile and the truck were un- injured. James H. Jr. was a June 3aw graduate of Texas university and this summer had been practicing law in the office of Harry Ratliff here. He" was a graduate of Colo- rado high school and of Kemper military academy at Booneville, Mo. COMPEESS 31ANAGER James H. Sr. was manager of the Guitar compress, an oil mill and the Guitar gins of Colorado. Members of the family surviving; are Mrs. Guitar. Don Guitar of Colorado. Hunt Guitar of New Or- leans, and Sara Guitar of Colorado. Mr. Guitar Sr. has two surviv- ing brothers and three sisters. They are Fred Guitar of Merkel and Will Guitar of Abilene. Man- Gui- tar. Mrs. Virginia Crispin and Mrs. Adeie Guitar Lockett, all of Abi- lene. Al! will attend the funeral with the exception of Mrs. Crispin. Mitchell County Pioneer Is Buried COLORADO. August An illness of several weeks claimed the life of Wm. Arthur Dozier, 75, resident of Mitchell county for 40 years, at the home of a son, Boyd Dozier. in Colorado Sunday morn- ing at Funeral services were held Sun- DEATHS, Pg. 8. CoL 7. Moscow Reports Repulse of Japs j In Frontier Fight j i HSINKING. M a n c h oukuo, j Aug. Japanese j army announced today 50 So- j i viet warplanes inflicted slight j i damage on railways in an af- j I ternoon raid on Chanisrkuf eng I and vicinity in the disputed j i border region. i It said four Soviet aircraft were brought down on Korean territory while one was believed down in Manchukuo after the raiders drop- ped nearly 30 bombs. It added that Japanese used only anti-aircraft fire as they were too near the border to use defensive planes. (A Tokyo announcement of the same incident said Japanese planes were used to repel the reported at- tack.) Communique Claims Russians Withdraw TOKIO. Aug. Korean army communique reported today Soviet warplanes bombed Japanese positions heavily in the disputed area on the Siberian-Manchoukuoan frontier. The communique said Soviet squadrons, flying In formation, in- cluding heavy bombers, thundered over Changkufeng at 2.30 p. m. I aon. Abilene bombing {the contested hill and other points along the Korean boundary where Japanese were concentrated. NEWS GUARDED j Japanese were stated to have been j j without casualties. j The communique, as the others before it which announced a clash Sunday in which Japanese were I stated to have wrested Changkufeng j hill and other positions from the j Russians, were couched in guarded j phraseology. Cautious statements, however; appeared to jive the impression a major battle was developing: in the disputed area. (In Moscow dispatches Japanese were reported to have been "strong- ly rebuffed" in a clash on the Si- berian frontier zone. They were said to have losses both The Japanese and the Rus- sians are having another one border disputes that keep the alarm gongs sound- ing. Japan protested when Russian troops marched up a. hill in the Changkufeng area, claiming the hill for her own. Russia denied the claim. The question is complicated because the borders of Korea, Man- choukuo and Russia converge near the disputed area. Near- by Possiet bay is one of the few points on the coastline suitable for a submarine base. Business Scene Grows Brighter 'Feeling Grows Worst Been Optimistic Bank Report Asserts WASHINGTON, August (UP) banking and government- agencies today surveyed the national business scene and discerned creasing indications of an accelerating recovery trend. The American Federation of Labor reported multiplying signs of bus- iness improvement, including an estimated employment gain of in June and arresting of, the unemployment spiral and said trade union reports "forecast still further improvement in employment." The federation conditioned its predictions, however; with the asser- tion that although business executives are "more hopefuY' and confi- Publisher Dies At Ballinger Services Are Said For J. M. Skinner, Veteran Teacher BALLINGER. Aug. neral for J- M. Skinner, 82, lor many years a teacher in the public schools of Texas, was held at 10 o'- clock this morning from the First Methodist church here. Mr. Skinner died at o'clock! were published.) j JAPS Ojf DEFENSIVE i A Japanese armv communique i which preceded the Korean ansy j teacu- j KEEps PLUGGING i announcement said that Russian j career at Mineola. He was su- general survey of bu- troops were withdrawing northward i of the Ballinger pub-; conditions, the National City from Changkufeng. on the schools from 1917 to 1925. of New York said the brisk kuo-Siberian border, where a clash for ssveral -rears to thai; had rise security values has been an. dence is growing, "we omanot yet say surely "that the comer hai been turned." JOBS SHOW WAT "Sie commerce .department's weekly business survey saw optim- ism in a wide range of reports, in- cluding moderate improvement in wholesale markets during the week ended July 27. of gradually in- creasing- employment from scattered points brightened the background of the general bus- iness the department said. "Reports also indicated a continued favorable reduction in the stock sales ratio of wholesale firms, although mer- chants are generally somewhat curious on fall commitments. "There are indications from wide- ly scattered sections of the coun- try of some slight improvement in situation. Relief i rolls in Pennsylvania decreased He had besn critically ill for a week.! 653 persons in the week ended July Mr. Skinner was a native or Mis- 116- Famines on relief in Boston _ declined by about for the soun. born near Salisbury. He came; to described as a "terrible fight" took place yesterday. The report of the Russian withdrawal followed a Japanese assertion that Soviet forces had been driven from the dispnted frontier territory. Both the war office and the for- eign i ready had no intention of advancing further, Pioneer Fisher Stockman Is Dead i ROTAN. Aug. for J. X. Adair. 91. farmer-stockman of Fisher county for 63 years, will I be held at at the commun- icy tabernacle-; a-. County Line. 13 miles north west of nere." The Rev. J. C. Parks. minister, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Coitonwood Grove cemetery. Bom February 6. IS47. Mr. Adair came to Fisher county in 1875. Ee i was one of the earliest settlers of I the county and often related frierxis otories of hunting buffalo i i on the plains when the county was; sparcely settled. j I He died at his home near County j i Line early Sunday morning. He had! j made his home at County Line; I since he settled there in 1890. i Survivors are his widow, two j brothers. Will Adair of County Line j and Tom Adair of Rotan, and one i sister, Mrs. L. B. Allen of Roby. be2n the high school. He came to Ballinger in 1903 and event of outstanding importance, spreading hope and encouragement See RECOVERY, Pg. 8, CoL 3. taught at several schools near here; He was a stockholder of tile Bal- linger Printing company, publisher} of the Ballinger Ledger, and had j Hamilton Itt S4T9pferest in the compaBI Theory Discounted oAiii-C J Survivors are his wife: son, crry. Mo., August !__ james Scanner. Ballinger; two j highway patrolmen to- daughters. Mrs. George McCulley. day discounted a theory that three and Mrs. Crawford wno kidnaped and robbed Lemburg, Menard; a sister, W. Patison. Fort Worth. C- P. Shepherd, a local attorney. and T. D. Shephsrd, Coleman. are Mrs. J. i ja rural Jackion county yesterday were members of the Parker-Bar- row gang. Robert Kaiousek. 17 year-old half brothers; Mrs. Gus Lehnhoff, Greenwood youth kidnaped by the n Dallas, j trio, cold patrolmen one of the ban- Turner, Metho- i dits used the name of a Missouri penitentiary inmate who bad. been transferred from the Boonviiie re- fonnatoiy to the prison. Earlier it was believed that two of the three men were Floyd Ham- ilton and Ted Walters, Texas fugi- tives who are warned in four states. The Rev. Fran dist pastor, officiated for the fu- neral, with burial following in the Evergreen cemetery. Gandhi to Undergo Rejuvenation Care LONDON. Aug. ma M. K. Gandhi soon may under- go a rejuvenation treatment, the newspaper The People reported yes- terday. The newspaper said that Gandhi, under the care of Raj Vaidya Anand Swami to take an ancient Hindu yogi treatment as part of which he would live alone for 60 days in an Stifl in BOSTON. August Temple, nine-year-old film star, spent third day in bed at a Boston hotel recuperating postponement of a trip to Mont- real planned for today. Shirley's physician, Dr. Leo Madsen who flew here from Santa Monica, Calif., underground cell, living on orange said the illness "was not serious at and lemon juice and receiving three doses a day of a secret remedy. all.'7 but he ordered of the Montreal trip. postponement; FANS VETO SHEARER CHOICE FOR BEST SELLER FILM LEAD By HUBBARD HEAVY HOLLYWOOD, August public never will know how of its letter writers became indignant over the cast- ing Norma Shearer as Scar- lett The number was sufficient, anyway, to cause Miss Shearer to tei2 Producer David Shelz- nick, as she formally announced yesterday, she thought her- self unsuited as the leading lady of his "Gone With The Wind." In making and breaking stars, Hollywood has learn- ed that fan mail must be taken into account. It has been that the naming of Miss Shearer might have been a straw in the wind. If it was, it jot results. Between ihree and four mil- lion letters year are addressed to Hollywooders, big and little. Miss Shearer obviously took her cue from her fan mail. She in- dicated two weeks ago she would consider pretty carefully before agreeing to bring Mar- garei, Mitchell's heroine to cel- luloid life. Yesterday she said she had received "Quite a few letters. Many of them were surprisingly And so, the public baring spoken, the nominations list for Hollywood's most dis- casting again is open. Your guess as to who will replace Norma in Selznic's favor is as good anyone's. Tallu- lah Bankhead may be in the running again. Many still like Katharine Hepburn and hun- dreds once voted for Margaret. Sullavan. Miriam another. ;