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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' OWN NEW5MKII NO. 68 gpbtlew Reporter "WITHOUT. OR OFFENSE TO FRIKND1 OR FOES WE SKIftaj TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT UP ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1938 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Election Leaders Strikers Back To H 1, 000 Workers Go On Governor's Order NEWTON, la., Aug. May- tag Washing Machine company of- ficials tonight said approximately men had reported (or work be- fore quitting Ume today as the roar of a f actory in production broke stillness of a i3-week-old strike. A. H. Taylor, plant superintend- ent, said he expected an additional JOO workers to report lonwrrow to Increase the force to within 200 of the factory's capacity. Both C.I.O. unionists and back-to workers streamed Into the plant af- ter noon today following a union decision lo capitulate to the terms of Gov. Nelson G. Krucliel's order for resumption of operations under martial law. The union, however, roundly criticised the governor in a set of resolutions and promised to open negotiations with Ihe company for a final settlement after the leave. I Workers 'left the faclory quietly. The cordon of national guardsmen was reduced considerably from the precautionary force which watched from riot formation the return of the men to the plant at noon. Fate of the 12 union members barred from the plant was one of the problems confronting the union. The company sent discharge notices to the men today. The workers were charged with "unlawful activity and untoward and insubordinate ron Manufacturer Dies here three weete. The Weather ABlLKNi: anr! Vlrinllr: Purtly OKLAHOMA: Fulr Friday In4 TEXAS; Tarlly clondv, port In Ihf FriiUr And j, stmlh xr.w MEXICO'AMI ARIZONA: xll? A, M. ;i Hotn Him M MlrfnUM tojuet ;ijj.' Swings Ballots In Tennessee Cooper Climbs To Lead Browning As Memphis Reports NASHVILLE, Term., Aur. 4. Returns from precincts out of in Ten- nessee's democrallc primary at midnlfht rave: For U. 8. Stew- art Sen. George L Ber- ry Rep. Ridley Mitchell For jorernor pre- Cooper 990; Cm-. Gordon Browning NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. slowly tabulated city vote began late tonight io swng Tennessee's democratic primary lead In favor of three candidates bacited by the strong organization of National Comnllteeman E. H. Crump, Mem- phis political leader. After a seesiw battle on the face.. of early rural rtlorni, Frentife Cooper oi Shelbyrllle ont In front of Governor Gorton seekinj; re- nomlnatlon, and Tom Stewart forced ahead of junior Senator Georrc L. Bfrry and Rep. Rid- ley Mitchell in the rare for the' United stales senate. Cnuip'i candidate for the public utilities commission had nbtUrillal The election was regarded as vir- tually without national significance from the.new deal standpoint, as the campaign was fought largely on personalities developing from a break between Crump and Brown- Ing. The governor had Crump's support "two years ago but they split later. Returns from out'of precincts showed: For utilities commissioner (Ml W. D. Hudson, 45.112; W. H. lurner, Incumbent, One election day fatality was re- ported, but oiflcials said it' had no connection with the balloting Alton Richardson, 20, was cut fatal- Av at Englewood durinz fight. Colorado Building Damaged By, Fire COLORADO, Aug. Fire which caught in trash and blrcisT nests in the downspout and traveled up to ignite ,tar roofing threatened for a time to do serious damage to the C. H. Earnest busi- mss and office building in down- THRIFTY GRAFT- oddities -MAIL SERVICE EL PASO, A panhandler with an eye to the future made the rounds of the State National, bank here today, appealing with success for "coffee money" from. tell- ers and clerks alike. Amazed employes then watched him walk to the sav- ings department, open an ac- count, and deposit the ?2.15 he had collected, Bank officials declined to reveal his identity. DISNBV, Okla., Aug. (ff) booming town ol beside the Grand river dam- Eite, wanted a. postoffke, so civic-minded residents went out to gel It. They began writing thousands of -them. They an- swered all the advertisements in the newspapers and magazines. Shortly after Disnay launched Us ambitious project, the rural mall carrier staggered under- bales or literature extolling the merits of frog: raising and horse training, music by mall, etc. They got the postolfice. CLEVELAND, 6., Aug. Dr. Charles F. Gillmann, national president of World Vigilance, Inc., rented. a, large hotel.'ballroojn-to plain f. h'ls H-poiiiV program lor "making the United States and, the world safe lor democracy." Then he; invited' Industrialists and civic leaders. Formally dressed, Dr. Gillmann appeared at the appointed hour, ex- hibited; voluminous charts and gave a .detailed address about the move- ment. His audience: A locomotive engi- neer, who sat in the front row. Navy Abandons Clipper Search MANILA, ,AU2. 4. W) _ The United States navy today aban- doned Its search for the missing Hawaii clipper, which disappeared over the Pacific with 15 occupants one week ago. Ail navy ships and planes parti- cipating in the hunt, which cover- ed over square mites of street ocean and shoreline east of here Meeting Called For Decision On Sales Crusade Abilene Business Firms To Be Asked To Give Opinions Final decision as to whether Abi- lene will hold a Salesman's Crusade will be made at a mass meeting ot businessmen In the city hall Tues- day morning nt 10 o'clock. In the meantime, beads of every business in Abilene will be con- tacted if possible, and asked to it- tod (he meeting. G. W. Waldrop, apopinted chairman of a commit- tee for advancement of the move- ment, reported last nigfit that sev- eral business men had accepted positions as contact men for their Industries. Contacting department sttfre heads will be T. c. Campbell, bot- tlers, K. J. Moreland; 'furniture men, P. A. Short; druggists, John B. Hay; grocers, E. C. Nichols; automobile dealers, J. M. Shelton; real estate men, W. S. Wagley. These are ini- tial acceptances. Other lines of business may be added later. This plan of approach was agreed at a mttiine at merchants and the board ut di- rectors.of the chamber, of com- Jtnerse.Thursday .jnofnlnx. the time' first meeting: promoting. crusade in" Swjetwaier. MtUy'.rught. Mem- bers are Max Bentley, Howard McMahon, 'w. V. .Witbeck, H. H. Lamband, J. M. Gray. .Concensus of opinion at the meet- ing yesterday was that the project Is'feislble, but no moves toward or- ganization will be taken until mere merchants can be acquainted with the idea. It. wu felt that there b plenty of buying power In Abi- lene, but that the.public Li not mint it. It fa hoped th. I the crusade will fcreak torn tbii lethargy. Several, business men expressed the opinion that the project was not intended so much lo enthuce the public as to improve the art ot salesmanship and bring about re- sults through better selling and ad- vertising. W. E. Bilheimer of Fort Worth will be speaker at Sweetwater's meeting tonight, to which Abilene bases In Manila bay. Naval authorities said they were halting the setrrti only after ex- hausting every probability the fly- ing 'loal was afloat or would he found. Wood To Support Terrell Campaign AUSTIN. Aug. 4. John Wood, of Timpson, who ran third uu.ii.- VYUOU, oi iimpson, wno ran inira town Colorado Thursday morning. ln the recent democratic primary M K About 10 or 12 of the tar contest for railroad commissioner. ncepUon covering on the building roof burn- announced today he would snpport graphed Ses ed before the blaze was n i_ fraPnfa ed by iho Colorado fire department. Ihe Incumbent, C. Ihe run-off. ixxian ana nnoreime east ol nere, luuigni, 10 wnicn ADllene were ordered to return to .their nas been Invited to send a delega- tion Arranging for the trip are Nib Shaw and Russell Stephens. Hughes Invited To Help Greet Corrigon NEW YORK, Aug. V. Terrell, In help us honor the little Irish- man who landed in Ireland." NYA SAYS IT SO THIS AIN'T NO BIG CITY, YAH, YAH, YAH AT MAINE MURDER TRIAL This picture shows Mrs. Jessie Dwyer (left mother of- Paul Dwjer, Mrs. Ruby Caiiolt (right rear) and'her, daughter, at tht Dr, James LlWefleld' morder- trial i" In Soulh.Parii, Me. roll and Barbara 'are the wife and daughter of Francis Car- roll, charged with murder, ftr.whkh Paul Dwyer .already _ientenced ta UJe'lif prison "v T _ Until In Prison, Youth Declarer Maine, Aug. N. Dwyer acknowledged late today that not until he became a'prison "lifer" tor the stranzula- Uon of Dr. James G. Uttleffeld did he attempt: to Implicate I'rancis M Carroll in the crime. The admission from the one-time !nreetheart of Carroll's 18-year-oid daughter, Barbara.- came In cross- examination at the deposed deputy sheriffs trial for Uw doctor's mur- All day, Defense Counsel Clyde R. Chapman struggled against BwyerV calmness, tiring to shake the youth'ti accusations that Carroll garroted the country doctor and his wife, Lydii, 63. The fratl youth liai onfesaed both erinxs, mttrlbal- inj- ant to anier at a de- murk Dr. Little- field made about M> and the trfher Mra. LittJefteldi fate. Chapman went over minutely with Uie 19-year-oM boy the con- A fession he made after his arrest i! him -has ,t North Arlington, N. J., last Oc- teen inviied to participate in the homecoming celebration tomorrow for Douglas Corrigan, the lad who made ocean-flying look, simple. _t. _... the tele- be happy tooer-after a "death tour" within automobile .containing. Iht elderly couple's bodies. Cross-e'xamlnalion centered on Dwyer s fourth confession, first made In prison, the boy said, in which he laid both siayLigs to Carroll. Earlier, Dwyer had eoncedet he mentioned neither Carroll nor Barbara ta New Jersey po- lice who had taken from him It (ten written by Barbara which, the proMciUon alleged, related >he had been Mdared by her father. Re >Uo had tlned Ihrrata agalnit his life by Carroll the latest con- fessifln.. The prosecution lays'the motivc to the doctor's knowledge of the letlers. Infantile Paralysis Strikes First Time In Abilene This Year, Leaving One Dead the Hendrfck yesterday. Robert Because they live in a "bigger KYA workers In San Angelo get better wages than Ihose in Abilene. In lacl. all of TJHI Green county's national youth LEBANON, Term., Aug. adminlslration laborers arc paid four cents per hour John E. Edgerton, S3, former pres- more than those In Taylor county, regardless of Ident of ths National Association of whether they live In Ihe city limits of their lown. died at hts home This Is revealed in Ihe new wage scale adoplcd tonight after an illness of for the state. Tom Green county workers, because Ihe principal city in (heir county lias more than residents, according to the 1930 census, receive 29 cents per hour. Taylor county workers, because the principal city in their county has Jess than population, 'ac- cording to the eight-year-old census, receive 25 cents per hour. Assumption is that the cost of living Is higher in the larger metropolises of the- nation. Under the new wage scale, Taylor county youths work 48 hours per month at 25 cents per hour, thus earning Previously they made 30 cents per hour for S3 hours each month, or a total ot S9SO, To meet 'iving costs in the big city, NYA workers In San Angelo and in the whole county Influenced by it, receive 29 cents per hour for 48 hours each month, a total of In some West Texas countiu, unbiest by cities, the rate is even lower than in Taylor county. The new rate gives girls working in sewing rooms 22 cents per hour for 55 hours per month, a tola! of They were making 20 cents per hour for 40 per month. Aibiene's first contact with the dreaded Infantile paralysis 'ills year left a four-year-old boy dead and ha brother near tlw borderline si Memorial hospital Duncan Jr., son of Mr. and. Mrs. R. L. Duncan, 602 Pecan, died yestreday morning >t 2 a. m. alier a two His brother, Thomas West, three years old, was hovering between lite and death late last night the local hospital. Attending physicians said that both cases had been Isolated before the contagious infection had a chance lo spread. James West, twin brother of Thomas, Is under obser- vation although he Is apparently in healthful condition. Funeral for Robert Lee Jr. will be held Stockton. Survivors are his twin brothers; parents; (he mater nal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.Edwards of Port Worth; and the paternal grandfather, w.JR. Duncan of Fort Stockton. A physician last night said that every precaution had been taken to Isolate the cases. Early, symptom of the disease is a run-down, tired feeling. Sometimes the infected per- sons complains of aching all over and having a sore throat. Japanese Offer Compromise In Border Dispute Proposal Suggests Mutual Withdrawal Of Troops From Scene Of Frontier Row By Associated TOKYO, Aujr. today offered Russia compromise peace terms for ending border that holds tht threat of an additional major conflict in troubled Far East, Reliable sources jaid the proposal suggested mntul withdrawal from the battle zone where frontier of sian Siberia joins those of Japanese Korea and Mancaoukuo scene of bitter fighting for the past five days in culmination Russians Okay Peace Only On Own Conditions of tension that started July 15. Then Japanese troops bombarded Changkufeng Hill which Soviet forces had started to fortify July H. It d-eated the most serious In- cident of almost four years Intermit- tent frontier friction between the Soviet Union and Japsn, The disputed territory remain a neutral tone pendlBf settlement ot the tanadar; which the Soviets assert already is definitely marked by a Rua- JO-Chfnese airerment of Jaw 26, IMS, but wbkb Japan eliiau fa A Japanese army communique sakf (he battle zone, 140 miles southwest of Vladivostok, Ssviet Pacific seaport, was' comparatively quiet "although occasionally Soviet artillery direct shots Japanese positions.' The the Korean accounts from Korea ConunijMr Mixlm Lltvlnoff told t' fen.! 1 _ ;i _____ __ reported that maw ouYicb-vruops re- Japanese Ambassador Mamotu treated from the battle ame but Shlgemitsu that If Japanese soWleri that heir gunj were eonlnulng to got back where they belonged, Bat- bombard Japanese posliona Thurs- day) Japan's offer lo withdraw u Domel news agtucy) ported. wntim'enl'iiaj growlnf both in Tolj-o ,and Moscow for .local- ization of the fighting and for dip- lomatic effort to find a peaceful solution. newspaper! fea- tured similar peaceful sentinunta., capital iW dartna mlcfal and early Friday n- mtl tbe'lrmOtr ffettot which Corfct pteytd a part. ting cognizance ot the prad- ol Vladivostok, only 700 miles to the west, and other Soviet sea bases authorities ordered "partial as precautionary The foreign office announced that Japan's peace offer was made by Vice-Minister Ptreign Affairs Kensuke Hbrtaouchl in a two-hour meeting with Constant in Smetanln, Soviet charge d'affaires; Hie Japanese, foreign off ice. an- light control' measure.'' Jo transmit the Japanese terms to a proposal the Japanese said could be accepted by both sides without loss of: prestige. It was" uhderaibod Soviet KuaaU was asked to agree not to attempt re-occupation of territory which Ja- pan offered lo evacuate while a commission studied, i the frontier problem. Action Deferred In Oil Trial Motion MADISON, Wls., Aug. Pederjl Judge Patrick T. Stone took under advisement late today a motion by government counsel that he reverse his ruling of July 20 which granted acquittal to one corporation and 10 officials in oil conspiracy cases. announced he would defer action ar- guments by government counsel and attorneys for the defendants who disagreed on the question of wheth- er Judge Stone had authority to set aside the verdict of a jury, which nad found 16 comuuiilra sr.d 30 Individuals guilty of gasoline prfce-fLxing. The court granted new trials to 18 defendants and sus- tained the conviction of 11, lining them SSj.OOO. Callahan County Old Settiers To Meet In Program Today At Denton Community Old Settlers of Callahan county as- meeting wiil be held Fri- djy at Kendrtck Grove in Den- ton community, about U miles southwest of here. A crowd of 1.500 is expected to attend. AVERAGE TOURIST: A CURIOUS WANTING CAN OF BEER By Sf AHDINGTON' Abilene 'caves a favorable im- pression on tourists as far as Ihe friendliness of the town Is con- cerned, but It gets a black eye whenever Uoned. entertainment is men- At least thai Is what employes of five service slaiions on South First say when Interviewed. Majority of tourists coming through Abilene usually break tlic ice with scrvite station op- erators by commenting on how and clean the toirrt looks. Every man that was Intcrviewfd made Ihe preceding- sUlcmcnt ax to what tourists Ulk about. The conversation usually drifts to tiie population of Abilene and the most of the tourists who haven't been throujh this Wtst Texas town are surprised at its size. The next question asked ts the business resources. Again the tour- ists arc surprised to learn that three colleges, Haro'in-Simmons. Abilene Christian, and McMurry, arc located in Abilene. A large majority's questions Is "Where u that, good phce lo Tourist.-, like soldiers, travel on their stomachs apparently. other iwennlal question Is: 'riow far is It to the next The majority of the tourists like Texas as a whole, the operators said. None of them had ever heard any tourtst complain about the trifiic regulations. No kicks have been registered, at least to the service station men. as lo the operations of the stole highway pal.ol or local Officers. Most of the cars bear. California licenses. One emplojt Mlimaled that 50 per cent of the loarista trade that stopped in his station hid California licenses. The through traffic, persons making Icnj Urips, are usually go- ing lo Wllfornia or from that state. California seems to hold a special light for tourists. One operator said that the tourist traffic Is less now than it ts at Christmas He was borne out by another operator at a different sta- tion who uld that this summer are traveling only com- paratively short distances, as com- pared to last summer. Wone of the men couW find an explanation for this. One thing that all agreed on Is that no estlmatt can be placed on the number of tourists going through Abilene. One station nun- tger said he averaged between M and 75 tourists a day. That esti- male would make a fair total when multiplied by all the sen-Ice stations TOURIST, It. 14, Col with an address by Shields Heyser of Wichita Falls, pioneer ot this county. He will _, Judge B. L. Russell, vice president of the Callahan organization. Introduction of all old wttlers county will be made. To be mem- ber of the organization, one must have lived here prior lo 1890. The group will gather in both morning and afternoon for sing- ing. Entertainment in the after- noon will Include a baseball game between east and west Callahan county, old fiddler's contest and square dance. A basket lunch will be served on the grounds. Section ot officers will be held at p. m. Present officers are J. S. Hart of Balni, president; Ruisell of Balrd. first vice-presl Next Move Agai'n Left Up To Japs In Oriental Fight- By WADE MOSCOW, Aug. t-W-Sovtet Russia Informed Japan tonight could have peace on the Manchou- kuoan border but could not the terms. Ambasudor Mamoru let military activity, la the disputed area would end automatically. (To- kyo dispatches said Japan suggest- ed mutual withdrawal from tIM area.) i UtTiaotr atnrtJ repreicnUtive that the Snfet [Olenuatnt alwatarwaa wiflimf dlKM jvacefal settlement tl s, bit any nth. Japan t ,oonqueit of be anpnadjtxf, was no valid rexoa for kuosn 'border: The tone of LlMaoffs reply wu regarded In foreign drdes u an tn- dlcation that Hoxow not only WMI the legality ot tta claim to the disputed area but confident of the ability of the red army to repel any attack; on tie far extern frontier. lit TO JAPAN again, the next more la- the" course of the ChiEjkiifeng Ulllles was left to 'Japan. submitted Japan's peaceful settlement. Shlgunltsu proposals for KtuemoiE of the Intensified renewal of bonier warfare in the Changkufeng area at the junction of Russian Siberia. Japanese Korea and tnitsd Japan's terms for the hostilities were understood. -to have Involved: 1. Ceuaiiett at 2. SeUkntnt of the txmadarr w lie bwk o( nenti and naleriab to at bclniUea, Maps attached to Russlan- of_JuneOy. ISM, wouid be studied along documents in the ot cesotla- tions, under the JiipaneM propoial, Theis are tie aitfs upoof whfca Russia bases her. to Changkufeng hills, occupied by Soy- let troops July It, and 'where there has been heavy fighting stoce Sun- IJtvlnoff "replied; that the lovernment would be Trilling to op- en negotiations for peaceful settle- ment on the following conditions: Thai Ughllnjf cease, that artillery be that all Japanese soldiers evacuate Soviet and that Japan recognize tht Chi- nese-Russian treaty and attached border maps, The outcome of the conference and Ihe fact that the Changkufenf fighting had not spread Indicated the Incident would nsi develop into a major conflict. Shlgemltsu1 slid he would com- municate the Soviet reply to Jap- anese peace proposals to his gov- ernment at Tokyo. pioneer ot this c be Introduced by U. S. Mfly Alter Mexican. Policy WASHINGTON, that Mexico's present policy might result In the withdrawal o! ail United States capital from thai country and the termination of this government's purchases of Mexican silver. Lewis, a member of the senate commit'fe on forcijn relations, made the statement in an the Mexican gcvemraent had rejected Secretary Hull's pro- posal for arbitration of ctoura growing out of toe seizure of Amer- ican farm lands to Mexico. At the department, ofvltiak gave no indication as to what their gave no indication as to wna dent; Mrs. L. L. Blackburn ot Baird, future course toward Mexico second vice president ind historian; be. Further diplomatic GlllUand of Balrd, fecrelarj'. appeired Jikeiy.   

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