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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 3, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' |    OWN iMEWSMMR Hty ^ttitlene Reporter “WITHOUT, OR VV ITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE FCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS If GOES, •Bvron VOL. LYU I, NO. 66. Ammi*ta* recta <Ar> ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES (ta IIM IMM (UPI ★★★I EVEHIHOl PRICE 5 CENTSGripping News Pictures Spotlight Terror and Grim Drama of Warfare in the Orient Japanese warriors hit the dirt all together, as shown in the dramatic photo above, when a Chinese shell burst in line of their advance in the Wu Chu AAA Nippon Airmen Blast Chinese Out of Skies Machine Guns KilU Britisher Aboard Chinese Launch Bv ROBERT BELLAIRE SHANGHAI, Aug. 3 —(UP) —Japanese combat planes shot down 32 Chinese planes near Hankow, a Japanese naval communique said tonight. The Japanese communique said 54 Chinese planes, mainly of British, Soviet and American build, clashed with a Japanese squadron and were touted. BRITISHER KILLED Japanese aircraft blasted rail and river traffic in the Yangtze valley. Their activities included setting afire a Chinese maritime customs launch and killing J. T. C. Crawley, British customs officer, and two Chinese. Officers of H M. S. Gnat, a Brit- district, the smoke of the blast pluming up to resemble a great tree. Although the village was destroyed as Japan's Nanbu en gineers approached, the Chinese, supported by heavy artillery, continued to hold their defense lines. More evidence of the determined resistance of the Chinese to Japanese encroachment is this gripping photo showing Chinese advance guard defying even the turgid overflowing waters of the Yellow river and enemy fire to hold their lines against the enemy, whose advance was greatly impeded by the turbulent flood of the great stream. When cavalry horses could not breast the swirling waters of the flooded Yellow river, Japanese boatmen had to help them struggle across the stream, as shown in this graphic picture direct from the scene of fighting in the Orient. BLIND AMERICAN GIRL BEGS KING GEORGE TO ADMIT GUIDE DOG Completion Date Convicted Youth LONDON. Aug 3 Hazel Hurst. 22-year-old blind American, appealed to King George VI and American Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy today to waive British animal quarantine restrictions which prevent her from taking her Alstian dog guide into England. She rejected the offer of a one-eyed man to have his eye transferred to her by surgical means. She also refused the offer of a British guide dog.    .,    _    ,    . The blind girl telegraphed King George: “Making my last appeal to your majesty to permit me and my ‘Seeing Eye’ to enter your country. Mv dog is my eyes. I know you can help me. The argument was advanced meanwhile that the British law provides quarantine regulations could be relaxed on Miss Hurst s behalf. "What seems to have escaped attention is that the law regarding the importation of dogs provides for quarantine except in the case of performing dogs, exhibition and breeding dogs or dogs imported for other special purposes,” the News Chronicle declared “Could not guidance of the blind be considered as a special purpose?” the newspaper asked. JAPAN GIRDING LOINS— < Wax Soviet Denies Bombing Raids Workers Demand Fatherland Resist Any Aggression Inevitable’ - - Russia Tokyo Orders Strict Caution Set for Range Finding Station Eight Such Units To Give Maximum Flying Protection Names Officer As Real Slayer Former Sweetheart, Accused Mon's Daughter, Hears Murder Described JOHNSON’S ALASKA TRIP HINTS HUGE AIR BASE DEVELOPMENT Assistant Secretary of War to Study Feasibility Also of All-Weather Road WASHINGTON, August 3—(TP)—An aerial trip to Alaska by Louis MOSCOW, Aug. 3—(AP) —    Johnson, assistant secretary of war. provided a hint today the adminis- A Soviet Russian communique    tration was considering development of a great army air base in the Par declared today that under ex-    Johnson said he would leave about August 15 to inspect army posts onf    u    Kl    9    Omit ft    Brit- listing conditions of the conflict    and projects in Alaska, and at the same time would study the feasibility '    ,    .    '    with Japan along the Siberian    of both the base and of a projected all-weather road from the Ameri ish gunboa’,    reported    six    Japanese , border "further continuation    ! can Northwest through Canada to Alaska.    ..... airplanes bombed and machine-gunned the customs boat, which was anchored 35 miles below Hankow. The Japanese planes flew low over the Gnat but did not at-tark it Crawley was hit while ashore. A Japanese spokesman said he had no information about the bombing of the customs launch. However, he declared, customs vessels in that vicinity "are operated by servants of the Hankow regime and we never have any responsibility for assurance that customs ships do not. serve military purpose." RAIDS WIDESPREAD (The Chinese maritime customs, while purely a Chinese institution, long have been largely under British control because the receipts guarantee British loans to China Many officials of the service ar; British nationals in the employ of the Chinese government J Air raids were launched at many points as Japanese troops moved into Nanchang and Yingshan and attempted to take up positions for a three-sided attack on the Chinese provisional capital at Hankow. The Hankow airdrome was torn by bombs and many hangars were wrecked. The Peiping-llankow railway was bombed. A Japanese com-munqtir said that direct hits were made on warehouses, stations und the tracks. The Japanese also bombed warehouses and tracks along the Canton railwa >. of hostilities, fraught with extremely serious consequences, is regarded inevitable.” The communique, issued by Tass (official Russian news agency' >. coupled    this prediction    with a statement that “since the very beginning of the conflict the Soviet WASHINGTON, August 3— (ZP)—Tokyo reports that six Soviet Russian divisions were thrown into the battle for Changkufung hill indicates possibly le0.000 OI more men were engaged in the border conflict. Wa; department information is a Russian division numbers about 14.000 officers and men, so that six divisions would represent 84.000 or more. Presumably a comparable number of Japanese faced the Russians in the disputed area. Russia's semi-autonomous Far Eastern army numbers 400.000 or uore, according to information generally accepted in military circles. Japan's Kwan-tung army has been put at 250,000 government has declared that it intends only to defend territory indisputably belong to the Soviet union x x .” DENY AIR RAIDS A newspaper which reliably reflects official opinion recalled that the government had indicated a See Pl SSO-JAP, Pg. ll, Col. 7 Such a highway. In addition to drawing tourists, might prove vital in rushing men and munitions to Alaska in time of war. The only regular link now is by water, although an airline is considering establishment of regular service. Congress authorized the air base in the 1936 Wilcox act, providing for frontier aerial defenses such as the one already started a? Tacoma. Wash. The navy has projected a $5,000,000 base at Kodiak. Alaska ana lesser establishments at Sitka, Alaska, and Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutians. but the army has taken no action. One objection to construction of an army base has been an administration desire to avoid arousing Japan's concern. Another was the prevalence of fog, making flying hazardous. Cost of completing a road to Alaska has been figured at $12,000,000 to $20,000,000. The major difficulty is that most of the burden would fall on British Columbia. Prime Minister 0T. D. Paauilo has been negotiating for American assistance.    ______ Seventh Faces Kidnap Charge Cook for Dallas Couple Added ta List Of Attic Imprisonment Case Suspects DALLAS, Aug. 3. (UPI—A seventh person was chargtd with kid-naping today in connection with the abduction and holding of Micke> RlC^MauricV'VJ^ksonn30rOnegro cook in the Highland Park residence of Dr Casette Faust-Newton and her husband. Dr F. H. Newton, where Ricketts was found in the attic after he had been held several days, was newest defendant to the I-- AFTER NOTE'S EXTENDED— Grand Lodge Sues Odd Fellow Members For $14,000 Due on Abilene Building Suit has been filed In San Antonio against the Abilene Odd Fellows lodge by the grand lodge. Hermann Sons of Texas, for collection of $14,000. plus accrued interest. Citations were being served here this week on individual members of the lodge. Since the Odd Fellows lodge Is not a corporation, the suit has been brought against individual members, according to George Haeusler of San Antonio, grand president of the Hermann Sons. The Hermann Sons hold a note "Tor $14,000. executed in 1923. with n the Abilene I. O. O. F. building as j to Abilene. security. The note has been extended, and interest Is due since 1934. Signing the note on resolution of the lodge, were building trustees. The I. O. O F. building was erected here 15 years ago, at a cost of more than $25,000. The structure* three stories, is located at Second and Sycamore. The case is set for district court in San Antonio Monday. August 15. Several Abilene attorneys, representing members of the lodge here, indicated a motion would be presented to have the case transferred charges. PROBE CONTINUES The Dallas county grand Jury continued investigation of Sheriff R A. Schmid's charges that    Ricketts was kidnaped, taken to a farm near Hillsboro, then brought    back to Dallas and held in the attic of the Newton home five days    before a party of officers found and released him last Friday night.    He was I Monday—:Bradshaw, Bradshaw First School to Open First of the Taylor county schools to start the 1938-39 session opened Regulations Fixed In Use of Lights Over Korea, Japan TOKYO, August 3— (AP) — The Japanese government directed Its second protest in 24 hours to Russia today, in an effort to end bitter fighting along the Russian Siberia-Jap-anese Manchukuo frontier. The fighting still was in progress early today between large forcer of well-equipped troops, with airplanes and tanks, and it was felt In authoritative riffles that the exchange of gun fire marked the first round of the Far East's second unofficial war. Bv H. O. THOMPSON TOKYO, August 3.—(UP)— Emergency light control regu-ations were ordered in Eastern Japan, including Tokyo, and in all of Northern Korea today as fighting continued on the Siberian frontier. In Tokyo, the regulations, which are effective tomorrow, will exempt street lights, traffic signals and lights necessary for work outdoors for the present. In Northern Korea, however, strict regulations were imposed effective forthwith as a precauii rn against air raids, and inhabitants of Keiko, on the Korean frontier near the coast, began evacuating the acy Extension of the air defense precautions was ordered as a foreign office spokesman asserted that Russian artillery opened up a bombardment of the Jtp- 1 See JAP CAUTION, Pg. ll. Col 6 SOUTH PARIS, Me , Aug. 3. (Ab—Paul N. Dwyer, 18-year-old convicted slaver of a country doctor, today named former Deputy Sheriff Francis M. Carroll as the man who committed the murder for wh'cn Dwyer now is serving s life sentence    ,    , Asked by Prosecutor Ralph M. Ingalls if he had murdered Dr. James O. Littlefield, Dwyer answered "no.” "Did you see him murdered?" Ingalls asked. “Ye* sir, I did.” “Who did murder him?” “Francis Caroli.’    ,,,, Dwver sent to prison after confessing the mulier of Dr. Littlefield, was said by Prosecutor Ingalls to have taken the blame after death threats bv Carroll, whom he described as a "vicious killer The room was packed with an audience which included Dwyer s former sweetheart. Barbara Carroll. 18. daughter of the man on tnt!. Dwyer testified Carroll threatened to "ruin him and his family unless he relinquished letters    from    Barbara,    which    he said disclosed -    allegedly improper relations between    the    former    deputy sheriff and    his tions in Texas would be the main daUehter.    ....    i part of the program the bureau is    Dwyer, under questioning by Ingalls, related the uneventful history pushing,    and    that    one of the eight1 of his small town boyhood    and , would    be    located    here.    high school friendship with    Bar- | The building and some of the bara. equipment for the Abilene sta’ion    "Did you become intimate?” Ingalls asked. Abilene's radio range finding sta tion—‘the ultimate in protection from hazards of flying—is scheduled to be completed January 24. An executive of the bureau of air commerce told the Associated Press in Washington today that air travelers in Texas soon will have maximum protection from hazards which might be encountered during bad weather or night flying. TYLER S FIRST TO OPEN The official said installation of ! eight new radio range finding sta- bound, his face covered with heavj bandages. Kidnaping charges already had been preferred by Schmid against Mrs. Newton and Dr. Newton, L. WI Reed, W. R. Newton of Hillsboro, brother of Dr. Newton, Charlie Blair, the Newton’s yardboy, and William Earle Harrison, 19, their hauteur. All but Reed were free on bonds. Ricketts twice was no-billed by a Supt. O. A. Faith said this morning there were 220 pupils enrolled, which will be as good as if not better than during the winter months. The school will run six weeks, then dismiss six weeks for the cotton season Work will be resumed about the last of October. September 5 Is opening date of the Trent school, the Supt. R. L. Fortune, has announced. County Supt. Tom McGehee said State, Nat'l Pecan Growers to Convene Joint meeting of the State and National Pecan Growers associations will be held in Breckenridge Monday and Tuesday, announced J. H. Burkett, veteran Clyde pecan grower. The session will be under direction of S E. Easley of Waco, member of both organtzations. have been constructed and installed, and await the remainder of the equipment. Washington officials said January 24 had been set as completion date of installation work here and in Dallas and Wichita Falls, and February 8 at Corpus Christi. Schedule for completion and operation Wednesday was the first of I the eight stations—at Tyler Another Is to be finished at Austin by August 9. Installation of radio beam equipment in a recently finished building at Galveston is to start at once. ! Total cast of the average range station, including building and rase* RANGE FINDER. Pg. ll, C ol. 7 Autos Collide, Two Are Hurt COLEMAN. Aug 3 — <Spl)— Bert Low, Sweetwater insurance and land loan dealer and former Abilenian. and W E. Wainwright, Dallas oil man. were in the Overall Memorial hospital here today for treatment o* injuries received in an automobile accident on the Coleman, Abilene highway. Tile mishap occurred about 9 a. rn., four miles west of Coleman. Low received bruises and cuts on I the face and body, and Wainwright has .‘evere bruises, j Bot ii men were en route to Coleman. each driving alone. As Wainwrights car passed the Low automobile, the bumpers caught, the Judge William H. Fisher struck out his low answer, and explained to the pallid youth that he could I answer if he wished, but did not have to “incriminate” himself. DESCRIBES SLAYING Ingalls again asked the question “I’d rather not answer that,” | Dwyer said. Dwyer testified Carroll killed the elderly physician in the bathroom of the Dwyer home after the doctor had informed Carroll he knew "all about you and Barbara. Dwyer said the doctor told Carroll:    “I    think    you    belong    in state prison and lf there is no one else in South Paris who is man enough to send you there, then I will" Dwver testified Carroll followed the doctor upstairs to the bathroom, shouting "What do you mean?" Just what I said,” he said the doctor replied. “And then what happened?” asked Ingalls. ‘I DON’T MEAN TO* "I heard sounds of a struggle I ran up the stairs, grabbing a wrench and a hammer as I went. “At the top of the stairs the doctor was stooped over, leaning against the wall, and moaning “I tried to hit Carroll with the wrench but it came part. Carroll grabbed the hammer from me and hit Dr. Littlefield with it. "And then?” "The doctor reeled and fell after two or three blows." “I shouted to Carroll, ’You’ve killed him ,” Dwyer said. "I don't mean to kill him,” he Hospital Site Options Taken Three Selected From Five Seen By U. S. Engineer Option.", have been obtained by the chamber of commerce for purchase of three sites, all within a mile of the city limits, for erection of a proposed $1,435,000 veterans’ hospital. These options were airmailed yesterday to Washington, where the veterans’ bureau is considering sites in eight Texas cities. Of the five tracts viewed by C. H. Stratton, government engineer in his inspection here several days ago. the following were picked for further consideration: 1. A site on the Buffalo Gap road, south of McMurry. Once offered to the state of Texas for location of a state Insane hospital. 2. A tract east of Abilene and bordering Abilene Christian college property on the south. 3. A tract south of the municipal airport. Other documentary material also was mailed the veterans’ bureau Tuesday by President J. C. Hunter of the chamber. inuour, mr uuiupcia mugui, mc    ,, Lew car overturning twier and th, <,U£e'ClrroU im the holts, to other auto going into a ditch, over ; The Weather large rocks and through small mesquites A westbound car was approaching but escaped the collision. get some whiskey from his car to revive the doctor, and that meanwhile he tried to hen? the groan- roaening oui escapee me cuuibiuu. iQf physician J J. Caldwell of Abilene, passing CHOKE WIT shortly after the mishap, brought the Dallas man here, while another passer-by carried Low to the hospital. 1 ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly    cloudy tonight and Thursday, cooler Thursday. West Texas: Partly cloudy, cooler ta Panhandle tonight: Thursday, partly cloudy I and ct*oler lo north portion. East Texas:    Partly cloudy tonight and -------     inc    Thursday, possibly scattered showers ta house," Dwver continued, "and ran southeast portion except rn lower Rio i Grande Valley:    cooler    in    extreme    nortn- See MURDER TALE. Pg. II, Col. «! P°rUon Thursday. CHOKE WITH BELT “Carroll again came into II MUST'VE HURT. BUT HE COULDN'T EAT IT BEHIND BARS Highest temperature yesterday . Lowest temperature this morning TEMPERATURES Tues. Wed. grand jury last February on charges the general rule over the county of stealing a Chinese jade ring and would be for all standardized other jewelry collected by Mrs schools to open in September, with Newton, former dean of women at September 12 the date for most of Southern Methodist university, tray- \ them. The terms will be nine eler, lecturer and author.    *    months. *’ EL PASO. Aug. 3. (UP>—Game Warden R. A. Stubblefield prides himself on his ability to catch game law violators, but he told this one today on one who got away. Stubblefield came upon a negro fishing in a canal. A few feet away a sleek three-pound bass was tied to a stick in the mud. The warden likes to give a man a little for his money, so he asked about the luck, which isn t so good when a man is about to be arrested The negro put down his pole and took the bass out of the water. He squatted on the canal bank, working with the string while he talked. "You know, boss.” he said. "I’ve had an awful hard time with this bass. I been fishin’ for perch, and this bass has been stealin’ my bait all day. "So I just tied him up here on the bank to keep him off my bait so I could catch some perch—-but I’m through fishin’ now, so I might's well turn him loose again.” And before Stubblefield could do anything about his evidence," the illegally-caught bass swam away. TTie negro took his perch and went home. Si % & is- * f® © <s> (1:30 pm 6:30 tm Dry thermometer    92 Wet thermometer    tit*    IU Relative humidity    31    V <*> ii ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 3, 1938