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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas IS ®fie Mime Reporter ~&cuis IMH“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRONDS OR FOES WE SKI. I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ll GOES”—Byron VOL. LVI11, NO. 65. rn** <Ar> ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1938 --TEN PAGES ohm rmi <ur» PRICE 5 CENTS URGING RIGID ADMINISTRATION ECONOMIES—Citizens’ Committee Recommends Building School Republicans of Kansas Ending Strange Race Naziism Made Issue By 'Down-the-Line' Leaders of Party TOPEKA. Has, Aug. 2— (**) — Kansas republicans passed judgment on a strange Issue of naziism in selecting senatorial and gubernatorial nominees in today’s primary to battle New Deal office holders in November. National Chairman John Hamilton, many state party leaders and ministers injected the naziism issue into the senatorial primary by 1 charging the Rev. Gerald B. Win-rod, one cf four candidates, with nazi-fascist sympathies and “racial and religious intolerance.” The Wichita evangelist-pamph-leteer branded these accusations “wild statements’’ and “fantastic rumors." Missouri Votes ST. LOUIS. Aug. 2— (*»! —Missourians stepped into voting booths today to select senatorial, congres- • sional and state office nominees after the state’s most bitter democratic primary campaign in years While charges and denials of , WPA political coercion reverberat- ; cd. United States District Attorney Maurice Milligan at Kansas City assured Gov. Lloyd C. Stark the full cooperation of his office and the federal bureau of investigation ' to prevent any WPA activity. The charges were injected into the heated democratic fight by Governor Stark in his battle with j T. J. Pendergast. Kansas City or-ganization “boss” over a state su- j preme court place. Harry Hopkins. | WPA administrator, investigated and announced he had found no evidence to support the accusations. 200,000 Democrats LOUISVILLE. Kv.. Aug. 2— (/PY— Approximately 200.000 Kentucky democrats are eligible to give the ballot test to President Roosevelt'* influence on benalf of senate majority Leader Alben Barkley. Governor A. B. “Happy" Chandler, the .senator's opponent for the party nomination, was back in the thick of the battle today after his illness from a stomach ailment, diagnosed by two physicians as “poisoning" from drinking water, with claims of gains in supporters. See POLITICS, Pg. 9. Col. 4 WRONG DIRECTION FLIGHT SAVES RABBIT CORRIGAN' FROM PYTHON IN ZOO HOUSTON, Aug. 2. (UP)—A zoo rabit than ran in the “wrong direction'’ and dubbed “Corrigan” today by Zookeeper Bans Nagel—faces a much brighter future than was intended for him. “Corrigan” was tossed into the cage of a 260-pound python last night to tempt the big snake’s appetite. Two other rabbits ran in the “right di rection” and were swallowed. Nagel says that pythons strike at moving objects. Two of the rabbits scampered around the cage and met their end. But not. “Corrigan.’’ He climbed on the snake's back and watched him go to sleep. Nagel promised a lite of ease—and carrots—for “Corrigan.’’ HEIGHTENING TENSION- Soviet Planes Drop Bombs On J ap Territory Trio Convicted In 75 Minutes LONGVIEW, Aug. 2 <UP>— It took just one hour and 15 minutes today to indict, convict and sentence three Grayson county fugitives who came out losers yesterday in a series of gun battles with Gregg county officers. The three bandits—two of them suffering from bullet wounds received yesterday—were sentenced to 60 years each in prison. The men were Jack Geesling, Arthur Whitten and Kid Willis. Geesling and Whitten were shot and captured by two Gladewater policemen yesterday after holding up Ben Terry, an elderly oil lease watchman, and his wife, stealing their automobile, and robbing a sandwich stand. Willis was captured in the Sabine river bottoms a few hours later. Bill Umphress, a fourth outlaw who escaped from the Grayson county jail with the others and participated in the Gregg county crimes, escaped. Army Searches for Youth's Model Plane EL PASO, Aug. 2— <UP) — U. S. army planes and private ships searched the desert today for a lost plane, believed north of El Paso airport because of lack of fuel. The plane, a model airplane with a six-foot wingspread built by Robert Moore. 16, took off yesterday with three and one-half ounces of gasoline. Young Moore said that would keep it in the air between 30 and 45 minutes. Two planes took off yesterday to follow the smooth-flying model, but lost sight of it. The model was last seen IO miles north of the airport. Army planes Joined today in the search. Wink Officer Dies WINK, Aug. 2.—(ZP)—W. A. Priest, sheriff and tax collector-assessor in Winkler county for the last 26 years, died here today from a heart attack. A previous attack had kept him bed-ridden three weeks. Japs Beat Off Earlier Attack Nipponese Receive Moscow Warning Of Consequences TOKYO. Aug. 2. (AP)—Soviet war planes crossed the Korean border flying in formation tonight, hovered over Kojo and dropped bombs, a Korean army communique said. It was the third time in history that Japanase soil had been attacked from the air. The other occasions were the bombing of Kojo yesterday and the Chinese attack on Formosa last Winter. RUSSIANS ATTACK EARLIER The Japanese islands proper have never been atacked, although Chinese planes flew over them early this year, dropping leaflets but not bombs. The Domei Japanese news agency, which carried the Korean communique had no Information on extent of damage or casualties. Tile raid sharpened tension between Soviet Russia and Japan over their border dispute in the Vladivostok region of Eastern Siberia, along the ill-defined frontiers of Siberia, Korea and Manchukuo. The Korean command In an earlier communique and Russian infantry and tanks attacked Japaness-Manchukuan troops in the disputed Changkufeng hill sector. The Russian forces opened the offensive with an artillery bombardment against the Changkufeng hills, an area claimed both by Japanese and Russians near the junction of the roughly defined Manchukuo. J Russian Siberia and Japanese Korea frontiers. | ATTACKS REPULSED Suddenly from a pall of smoke screen, eight tanks appeared, follow-i ed by infantry. Japanese returned the fire with anti-tank guns against the troops advancing from the north. At the same time, Soviet infantry surged from the south. Both attacks were repulsed, the war office said, with heavy losses among the Soviet attackers after sanguinary fighting. The war office asserted that civilians were slain in the air raids and “places are ready and we must answer.” Casualties Estimated I At Close to 1,000 MOSCOW, Aug. 2 (A*)—The Soviet government instructed its charge d affaires to Tokyo today to warn Japan of “possible terrible consequences’ ’of an invasion into Russian territory, a consequence of the most serious frontier fighting since the beginning in 1931 of a long series of boundary incidents. Foreign military observers had viewed the current border trouble as likely to be only another of indecisive disputes when it started July ll. but the large scale battle over the weekend inspired a far more serious outlook today. A Soviet communique said that more than 400 Japanese were killed or wounded, and 13 Russian soldiers were killed and 55 wounded. (Japanese versions estimated Russian casualties at 600). Two-Fingcred Typist— EDITOR BANGS OUT 8,000, China Captures WORDS OF COPY Fail to Take D. H. Talmadge. newspaperman of Salem, Ore., has written more than 5,000,000 words. His achievement was recorded in Robert Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Talmadge will have to oil his typewriter and step on it, however, V catch up with Frank Grimes, editor of the Abilene Re porter-News. Grimes, In the past 19 years, has batted out 8,060,000 words in editorials alone! That’s equivalent to about 65 fulllength novels. Heres the way Grimes’ lineage is figured. For the past 12 years he has written editorials for both the morning and evening editions.    That’s 10,000 words a week, or 520,000 words a year. For seven years prior to that time he wrote about 5,000 words a    week for the evening paper. Grimes became editor of the Abilene Reporter in 1919. He celebrates his    silver anniver sary with this newspaper next December 4. It was in 1914 that he came to Abilene as city editor. First business experience of the veteran newspaperman was as a newsboy at the age of IO. About three years later he set his first type in a newspaper printing shop.    He worked sev eral years as printer and operator of weekly newspapers, then joined the Temple Telegram staff as city editor. After a few months with the Telegram and with the Temple Mirror, a weekly, he became editor of the Brenham Banner Press in the fall of 1914. A short time later the way was opened for him to come to Abilene, where he's been since. Grimes figures he has written just about as much straight news copy ss he has editorials In his entire newspaper career. He’s worn out three or four typewriters. And, believe it or not, he uses two fingers to do his typing. Tokyo's Invaders May Lose Control Of Seized Areas SHANGHAI, August 2—(UP) —Japan threw 39,066 fresh reinforcements into the Yangtse valley battle today, hoping to occupy the Chinese provisional capital at Hankow as quickly as possible and meet the crisis with Soviet Russia in the north. SHANGHAI, Aug. 2. (AP)— The Japanese army is threatened with loss of effective control of areas captured since the war began July 7, 1937, a survey indicated today. Continued resistance by the Chinese, ambush and surprise offensives by Chinese communist and irregular armies, the Soviet Russian-Japanese border tension, and the need for all available forces in pressing the offensive toward Hankow are the reasons. REOCCUPATION SLOW Reports from widespread areas REDUCTION IN WATER MINIMUM FAVORED TO BOOST REVENUES New Committee Named to Investigate Legality of Issuing New Warrants Erection of a 12-classroom building adjoining the Fair park auditorium as the means of relieving congested conditions in th* Abilene public schools was recommended to the city commission this morning by a committee of 14 business men, the same group which worked out a municipal bond refunding program eight weeks ago. The committee’s report also carried recommendations that the minimum on water consumption be reduced from the present 5,000 gallons for $1, to 3,000 gallons to provide approximately $15 000 additional revenue annually, and that the most rigid economy be exercised in general municipal operations. The report set up $100,000 as the maximum for the school building program, the city to provide $55,000 and the remaining $45,000 to be secured as a grant from the Public Works administration. It was proposed that the $55,000 be raised by the issuance of warrants, assurance being given in this morning’! meeting that the warrants would be bought locally. That left the question of whether the city, with its present bond refunding program just underway and in view of its general financial condition, legal- MR. RIPLEY, MEET OUR MR. GRIMES Dewey Accuses Tammany Man City Magistrate, Former Magistrate Also Linked in Huge Policy Racket NEW YORK. August 2—(A*)—Dist. Atty. Thomas E. Dewey today named former Dist. Atty. William C. Dodge, an active city magistrate, and a former city magistrate as having been involved in bribes or intimidations in connection with the late Dutch Schultz’ multi-million dollar policy racket, In addition to Dodge. Dewey named Magistrate Hulon Capshaw and the late Magistrate Francis Irwin. The naming of Dodge came as a sensation. Dodge, a former district Hie Weather ABILENE and vfitnlty: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Wast Texas: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. East Texas: Generally fair In north, partly cloudy in south portion tonight and Wednesday. Highest temperature yesterday ....99 Lowest temperature this morning 75 TEMPERATURES Mon.    Tues. p.m. am  ......94 9ft 9* 99 VS *T 93 SS SS S3 sa River Covers Town at Mouth Matagorda Has Worst Overflow In Its History MATAGORDA, Aug. 2.—.**)—’The town of Matagorda, at the mouth of the Colorado river was flooded today in the worst overflow in history. Water stood from eight inches to several feet. “Water is about three inches higher than in 1899 when the dam above Austin broke, flooding towns all along the Colorado." said G, T. Kilbride, manager of the Bay City and Matagorda Telephone company. He added that the crest had not been reached here and that about two more inches of water is expected. Motorboats and skiffs were used to take groceries and other supplies to homes. It was virtually impossible tor cars to operate. WHARTON. Aug. 2.—/P‘—Peach creek continued to rise today and heavy damage was feared from floodwaters in this section. One person had been reported drowned. Justice of the Peace W. G. Davis entering a verdict of accidental drowning of Pedro Revera, 18. Charles Haizal, who had been reported drowned, was found safe at home. Searchers abandoned their hunt when advised that Haizal had not perished while attempting to cross the swollen creek. The Colorado river was receding gradually. attorney and magistrate, long has been a power in Tammany hall. DAVIS PLEADS GUILTY A special detail of police guarded the crowded courtroom as J. Richard ( "Dixie ") Davis, former Schultz attorney and co-defendant with James J. Hines, erstwhile powerful Tammany leader, appeared to enter his plea. They are accused of conspiracy in the policy racket. Dewey announced last week that Davis had agreed to turn states evidence and would appear as the prosecutions star witness. After Dewey had filed the bill of particulars, Davis stepped forward and said: “I plead guilty " The charge was conspiracy and contriving a lottery. In naming Dodge and the other two. Dewey asserted they had either been bribed, intimidated or “influenced" by Hines and other defendants in the policy conspiracy. The dapper Dixie Davis, surrounded by four detectives, appeared nervous as he entered the courtroom. Wedding Ring Dug Out After 25 Years AMMON, Idaho. Aug. 2.—1/P1— Shortly after her marriage 25 years ago. Mrs. Morris Brown lost her wedding ring in a sugar beet field When the ground was cultivated recently—the 25th time since the ring was lost—the gold band was found. “Its the best silver wedding anniversary gift any woman ever got,’’ said Mrs. Brown Peacock Wildcat Flows on Gauge In response to experimental acid treatment of 500 gallons, the Stonewall Oil company No. I H. T. Carlile, northwestern Stonewall county wildcat five miles north of Peacock, flowed 365 barrels in 14 hours on potential gauge. A. G Swanson, Abilene, of the Stpnewall Oil company, said the well was treated Sunday afternoon and made 64 barrels the first hour and 42 barrels the second through tubing. OPENS NEW FIELD A previous pumping and flowing gauge last week-end. Swanson said, netted 176 barrels of oil in 24 hours, the well flowing by heads, on agitation from the pump. No crude is being sold from the well, and it is likely additional storage will be moved to the lease Production is from the soft lune correlated as the Palo Pinto, basal Canyon, from which the Avoca field is producing. Saturation was drilled from 5.169 to 5,176 feet. The wildcat opens the most northwesterly production in the West Central Texas district and the first field for Stonewall county. The well location is in section 293, block D, H&TC survey. ly could issue $55,000 in war rants. A joint citixens-official committee was named to go into that, and started work immediately on adjournment of the morning’s meeting. Members are Commissioners George Morris and L. A. Sadler, City Attorney Edmund Yates and Auditor George Marsh, named by Mayor Will W. Hair; and W. J. Fulwiler, C. M. Caldwell, J. M. Wagstaff and W. G. Swenson, appointed by Fulwiler on motion of Henry James of the advisory committee. Caldwell was named chairman. SPEEDY ACTION URGED The need for imir. -dtate action waa emphasized by David 8. Castle, who was employed by the board of school trustees this year to work show that the Chinese already have out ®n application to the PWA for two junior high school buildings, a project totaling around $400,000. He said that revisions could be made in the project under the original number, but that no action could be secured from the PWA until the city eoukl show where the money was to come from. W J. Fulwiler. chairman, presented the following report for the committee: The Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners, Abilene Texas. Gentlemen: We. the committee appointed to investigate the requirements of the Abilene public schools for additional facilities with a view of making recommendations to you. wish to report as follows: It has taken considerable more time to accumulate the information necessary to make the proper study of the school requirements than was anticipated. but we felt that our report should not be made until after a careful and thorough study of all the prevailing conditions. We have had some seven or eight meetings, two of of which were with the school board committee and their architect. and we feel that the school committee is thoroughly in accord with the recommendations we herewith make. After studying the activities of the schools over a period from 1928 to 193S, furnished us by the auditor and the superintendent, Mr. Dudley, copies of which art herewith attached, RECOMMENDATION, Pf. 9, CoL 4 reoccupied many districts, sometimes without a fight, after tactical withdrawals by the Japanese and frequently after the capture of small garrisons. The reoccupations are Mattered, however, and the Chinese appear not yet to have j taken full advantage of the situation. There is some doubt whether the Chinese can press the advantage, or whether they must be content merely to continue to harrass the Japanese and interrupt supply communications bries. Starting with the initial Peiping clash, the Japanese during the last | year drove Chinese armies out and nominally occupied Hopeh. Shansi. Shantung, Kiangsu, Anhwei. North Honan and North Chekiang prov- * inces. Actually, however, the Japanese occupied only major cities and towns controlling railways and highways. The guerrilla armies were left in .smaller vilages, and it is these armies that now are slipping into the areas in which Japanese have weakened their garrisons. The Yellow river floods in June, foiling the Japanese offensive along the railway lines to Hankow, forced the withdrawal of troops in many areas to reinforce major port cities and communications centers —so that the present offensive could be started up in the Yangtze river. The Hankow offensive still centered today about Kiukiang. 135 miles down river from the provisional capital of China. Uptrend Here In Emplopent Job Placements In July Show 46 Per Cent Increase Job placements in private industry from July I to August I in Abilene showed an increase of 46 per cent over those for the same period last year. This optimistic note was part of the monthly report of H. L. Mau-frais. district supervisor of the Texas State Employment service. During July, the Abilene office foupd jobs for 516 persons in private industry, as compared with 354 placed during July, 1937. In all. 526 persons were provided work through the office last month, with 12 placed on public works jobs. There were 126 placed in permanent work, while the remainder were placed In jobs of temporary nature. Types of employment Included bookkeepers, collectors, stenographers. waitresses, nurses, housekeepers, yard men, sales persons, farm hands and various other classifications. During the month, the Abilene office registered 440 new applicants, as compared with 116 the same month last year. The increase in job placements indicates two trends—greater use of the employment office, but even more noteworthy, an improvement in conditions for securing work in private Industry. During the month. 4.568 persons came to the Abilene office in person for service of some kind, while employes of the employment service called on 179 employers. On the last day of the month, there were 4.387 persons seeking work opportunities through the facilities of the local office—that is the total registration as of Monday morning. Maufrais emphasized that the Texas State Employment service is an organization of community service; that there is no charge to either employer or employe- Octogenarian Finds Twenty-Sixth Child Beautiful-Just Like All the Others' WASHINGTON. August 2——George Boarman, 81-year-old steamship line employe, boasted today that his "twenty-sixth child," born yesterday, is “beautiful—just like all the others." The baby, an eight-pound boy. was born to Boarman s 21-year-old wife. Edith Williams Boarman, at Providence hospital. It was her first. “But Fve had 25 other children," Boarman explained at the dock where he helps berth steamers in addition to a night-watchman’s duties. "They were all by my first wife—she died 20 years ago,” he said. “About IO or 12 of em are livin" but I don’t just recollect where they all are. I ve been married twice since then, but had no more children until this fine boy." Boarman said he met his present wife while working at the farm of her father. James Reeder Williams. 50, of Charles county, Md. They were married last September “You know." Boarman Mid, “life isn’t worth living unless you’re married." I Governor Defies j NLRB to Proceed ’ NEWTON. la.. Aug. 2— UP) — Governor Nelson G. Kraschel today welcomed a test of states* I rights in a controversy between him and federal officials over his order closing the national labor relations board hearing into CIO union charges of “unfair labor > practices" against the Maytag Washing Machine company here. I The governor declared in Des Moines "I was fully aware of the rights of all parties. There will be no labor board hearings in the military district of Iowa without our permission. j “If they (labor board officials) want to test out the principle of states’ rights, here is a damned good place for them to do it." The governor, acting under martial law. ordered the hearing closed Saturday because he said its continuance might tend to delay a settlement of the Maytag company labor controversy. The dispute developed three months ago when CIO workers refused a IO per cent wage cut. ll ...... 82    s* Midnight ..... SO Noon ......  92 Sunrise .......5:55 3un*et ........7:35 7 o.m. 7 a rn. 12:39 n.ra. Pry thermomater    9«    7ft    93 Wet thermometer    75    ft9    72 •Re UU vt humidity    as    «9    aa rxiR Nearly Had a Wreck IPSWICH. Mass.. Aug. 2—(UP)— An automobile ran off the highway. mowed down 50 feet of fence, knocked over nine cement posts, crashed against a telegraph pole. Awakened at the wheel bv a passing motorist, driver William Hurwitz exclaimed: “Gosh! I’m a sound sleeper!" GABLE AFRAID HE'LL HAVE TO SAY YOU-ALL' IN 'GONE WITH WIND’ LEAD FORT WORTH. Aug. 2 — (UP)—Clark Gable, the motion picture star, wishes someone else would play Rhett butler in the screen version of “Gone with the Wind.” an interview published in the Fort Worth Press said today. Norma Shearer, chosen for the role of Scarlett OHara, al ready has declined the part which most actresses would consider the climax of their careers. Gable was selected as the principal male character of the story. “It seems that I’m going to be it," Gable told Mary Crutcher. Press writer, in Hollywood. “But I’m not at ai! happy about it” The actor dislikes the role “because everybody has his own idea about how Rhett Butler should be played.” Such an audience would be very difficult to please, said Oable. Gable reportedly has not signed a contract with Seiznick International, the studio that will make a motion picture from Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel about the Old South. Miss Crutcher flew to Hollywood to deliver a petition signed by Texas readers urging that genuine Southern accents be used by characters In "Gone with the Wind.” The resolution Southern speech, particularly such words aa “you-all,” had made many pictures distasteful to Southerners-"I don’t blame yen Southerners,” Gable was quoted. “But I’m afraid ITI have no cholee in the matter. If they tell me to My ‘you-all/ then ITI just have to say ‘you-all’.* ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 2, 1938