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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS! rn HEWSPiPER Wqt Abilene Reporter “WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORL P EXACTLY AS ) COLS, Byron VOL LYU I, NO. 68 AnotiiM Pre** (API ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES Unites PrMi (L’P> iEVEHIHa PRICE FIVE CENTS Ruo :Yrros Ti--Ssapmoc Oot .Kouts NEW YORK, Au jr. 5.—(AP)—Even Corrigan-minded readers of the New York Post, glancing at the eight-column headline on the front page, today, blinked hard and wondered if their eyes had gone wrong. Then thev grinned. " 1NAGIRROC YAW ONORW OT LIAH,” it said By JOHN FERRIS NEW YORK, August 5— Cool and brash, young Douglas Corrigan rode triumphantly up Lower Broadway today, grinning infectiously as the temperature rose and sweltering thousands cheered his progress, indifferent to the heat. All the enthusiasm for his adventurous solo flight from New York to Dublin was let loose In a continuous roar that dinned upon his ears from the Battery to city hall. Brokers and business men, bankers and stenographers, clerks and other office workers weren’t slowed down a bit by the devitalizing humidity and the heat of the swarming sidewalks. Tons of torn paper and ticker tape fell, perspiring crowds yelled and shoved and Corrigan grinned, sitting on the back of an open Love Letters Read in Trial Of Boy Lifer LAYING DOWN ROCK BARRAGE — Thwart Boys OLYMPIA FIELDS GOLF COURSE, Chicago, August 5.— (UP)—J. Smith Ferrebee, young Chicago broker, reached the half-way mark at 11:05 a. rn. today in his 144-hole marathon golf match. He completed the first 72 NEW YORK. Aug. 5.— (UP)— Before Douglas Corrigan awoke today a palmist telephoned the McAlpin hotel and asked for his hand print.       „_ “I can tell how far the young man will go the caller said. The clerk who answered the telephone asked: “In what direction?” The palmist slammed the receiver.    ___ car with James M. McGurrin. chairman of Mayor LaGuardia s reception committee and the mayor's secretary, Stanley Howe In the second car rode Corrigans brother. Harry, of Baltimore, and his wife. Anita. In the next car were Walter and Steve Reich, friends who helped Corrigan service his plane at Roosevelt field. The imperturable Corrigan grinned. Just as he had grinned earlier in his hotel suite when he insisted anew he had made an honest mistake in flying to Ireland instead of to California. He grinned and the crowds roared, trying to picture him alone, thinking thoughts in the dark mist the time his old crate was thundering through the crowds to soar above the shores where the galleys of the Lochlanns, prows a bloody red, reached in quest of prey. '    . Or crossing the glades of Thomond. the dark mutinous waters of the Shannon, seeing women below filling their creels with turf as he sped towards Baldonnell.    _ He might have been, to all the Irish In the crowd, another Cor-mac Mac Art of Connaught making his way across the plains to meat, a red buckler with stars and animals of gold and fastenings of silver upon him and a crimson cloak with precious stones. For the Irish were in high glee today and were claiming the hero as their own, Texas birth notwithstanding. But Corrigan, to the ones who were not Iriah, was the simple mechanic who flew the wrong way and Injected the vitality of great adventure into many a humdrum existence. From the moment he was escorted from his hotel by police and detectives *ho made themselves a flying wedge through the jammed lobby and sidewalk the roars of the crowds were in Corrigan s ears. Around the Hotel McAlpin in the Broadway midtown area there were thousands. They packed the windows of the hotel and nearby buildings. They waved Irish flags, handkerchiefs or anything else that was handy. Some of the men In the crowd waved their needles and their coats. The crowd was so dense Corrigan virtually was lifted bv the police and placed in the automobile for the ride down the west side Express highway ta the Battery and the start of the parade    ,    , .    __. Such crowds, such boisterous enthusiasm had been unseen in New York for years, perhaps not since the frenzied tribute to Colonel Lindbergh.    . And on Lower Broadway It was the same tremendous thing, a multitude of shouting, screaming men and women, bent on J*!*"®* Inc the energy stored up through all of yesterdays wait whie the Manhattan, bearing their hero back from Europe, moved slowly through a fog to a late arrival. Fully a hundred thousand persons gathered at the Battery Thev let out one mighty roar after another as the parade, headed by mounted policemen and flanked by officers on motorcycles, start- ** UTh^rroars*went up blocks In advance of the little flier and continued long after he had passed. Under his grins he looked a Utile upset after the pushing and shoving of yesterday and this morning, but he still grinned, bravely waving to the crowdy Through all of his triumphal passage along the street where New York parades heroes, he grinned The ticker tape fell ^“dily* ^ tooning skyscrapers, flagpoles, and entangling Corrigan himself. Tn graves of Trinity churchyard at Wall Street were white with •'“’"Wct.r    F. Coburn. Mid thoro WW lion pooplo watching Corrigan In the It* block, (rom the Hotter, ‘Vi^ovjuon to cerris,n ot city hall lasted a full two minute.. He faced the crowd grinning.    d gooke Mavor LaGuardia gave him the freedom of 'he city and spo pleasantly and lightly of the "prepared impulseeness of your gra flI8lWhen the mavor had finally finished and the crowd was roaring SM gSSsnesi.WM    « *hUe % SSE? JR    -*» St" hate    «t    ta    r"“tSn direction and yon il get not. of .lane,., he added: Apparently* th* ££ !m*e£V I. expired with laughter. The mayor looked surprised, then he, too grinned.  _ Defense Continues Cross-Questioning Of Convicted Boy SOUTH PARIS, Me., Aug. 5.—*£) —Love letters written by Barbara Carroll, 18, to Paul N. Dwyer, 19-year-old "lifer,” were read today at the trial of the girl s father, former Deputy Sheriff Francis M. Carroll, for the murder of Elderly Dr. James G. Littlefield. Existence of the letters, in which Dwyer testified the girl revealed she had been seduced by her own father, and Dr. Littlefield s knowledge of their contents, brought the doctor's death, the prosecution contended. BOTH EMOTIONLESS The letters arere found in Dwyer's bag when he was discovered asleep ■ In Dr. Littlefield's car, w’hich also j contained the bodies of the physician and his wife, at North Arlington, N, J., last fall. Dwyer admitted he at first took full responsibility for their deaths, but at the current trial placed the entire blame upon Carroll. In one of the letters Barbara expressed regret for "intimacy” with Dwyer, but also termed the pale youth "the sweetest kid in the world” because he ‘‘still loved me after everything hasbeen done..” In another, she said she loved Paul "with every part of my body.” Dwyer displayed no emotion a.*    It was the most sweeping he was called upon to identify the m0ve yet taken in the new Ital- missives. , „    .    ian    “aryan”    racial    campaign. Carroll also followed the proceed- MARATHON GOLFER SWINGING AT STROKE-A-MINUTE CLIP holes in exactly six hours. Ferrebee shot a 90 on the first round and an 82 on each of the second, third and fourth rounds. OLYMPA FIELDS GOLF COURSE, Chicago, Aug, 5. «UP> — Robbery of Bank Cashier Ducks, Sounds Alarm; Gunman Flees J. Smith Ferrebee, young LaSalle] street broker, started out today at J a stroke a-minute cUp in his dawn-to dusk golf marathon with a $30.- j OOO share of an old Virginia planta- | 1 tion and $2.5000 in side bets at stake. Ferrebree. 31. already owns half the plantation. His partner, Fred Tuerk, agreed to give him the other half if he could play 144 holes on the tough Olympia links, each round under 95 strokes, between dawn and See GOLFER. Pf. 13, Col. I REDUCING TO POPULATION RATIO— Italy Restricts Activities Of Jews Guarding Purity TRAVELS BY AIR OVER OLD TRAILS Of Race Blood Duce's Government Denies All Intention Of Persecution ROME, Aug. 5.— (UP) — Italy intends to restrict the activities of Jews to the ratio of their numerical representation among the total population, it was announced today. ings impassively. ADMITS PACKING BAG Dwyer, who previously testified to a great fear of Carroll, asserted he expressed the hope, upon his arrest in New Jersey, that the then deputy sheriff would not be sent to bring him back to Maine, because "I was afraid he would throw me out of the plane.” While under cross-examination, Dwyer admitted he packed his bags the day before Dr. Littlefield was slain. The pale youth declared, however, the reason he packed his luggage was that he lntoudod ta visit his widowed mother, Mrs. Jessie Dwyer, who was employed at the time as a nurse in another Maine town. Dwyer's testimony was given at the fifth day of the trial of Carroll for the country doctors murder, which was attended as usual by the defendants wife and his daughter, Barbara, 18, Dwyer's former sweetheart, named by Dwyer as the Indirect cause of the murders of Dr. Littlefield and his wife last autumn. NEW STATEMENT A hitherto unrevealed 17-page statement, laboriously penned In prison by Dwyer to describe what he called late yesterday. It described Carroll as a "terrible drinker” who "horribly” assaulted his pretty brunette daughter Barbara when she was 12 or 13 years old. The state contends the girl, now 18, told Dwyer of the alleged as- See DWYER TRIAL, Pg. 13, col. 4 The announcement was understood to mean that the proportion of Jews in any given walk of life, say law or medicine, must be in the proportion of one to 1.000 compared to Italians engaged in it. WOULD PRESERVE RACE Thus, for example, if there were only 1.000 doctors in Italy, only one Jew could engage in the profession, and so In proportion. The note said that Italian racialism was not new, because it started in 1929. Now that Italy possesses an empire, the note said, “to avoid the catastrophic plague of nittftjffelness for the creation of a bastard race, neither European or African, which would foment disintegration and revolt, it is not sufficient to promote severe laws but also necessary to develop strong sentiment, pride and ever present consciousness of race. "To discriminate does not mean to persecute. The Italian government has no special plan of persecution against the Jews as such.' The note charged that Jews have been "the most integral, most intransigeant and most ferocious apostles of racialism," and accused Jews of having too close a connection with Masonry and international BoLshevism. Name Crusade Committeemen Athenians to Attend S'water Sales 'Kickoff' Heat Wave Holds Grip Over Nation Mrs. C W McConnell, right IOO. settles back for a plane ride from New York high over the trails she once traveled in a prairie schooner Her daughter, Mrs. Grace E. Sharp, RO. left, of Kansas City accompanied her. and Atmostea* <TWA> Shirley Hafemeister sees to their comfort. Mrs. McConnell was returning to her Turner, KAOS., home to spend her last years,___ Zoos Escaped Grizzly Killed Vicious Animal Rips Bars of Zoo Cage, Flees in Pittsburgh Residential Area Trustees Elect New Teachers By the Associated Press Ship Blast Kills Fifteen Italians Boiler Bursts in Fireroom of Cruiser Stationed Off Spain; 20 More Injured ROME, Aug. 5—(AP) Fifteen Italian .ailor. ware and 20 injured in a fireroom explo.ion altaard^elta.Uanonu ser Quarto in the port of Pollens, island of Mallorca, announcedjoday.^ ^ ^ accident occurred last Monday as the warship was about to sail on “a brief mission. A bursting boiler caused the accident.    i. Seven members of the fireroom crew were killed instantly. Eight others died in a hospital. Bandits Escape With $35,000 WOODRIVER, 111.. August 5— (UP)—Three men today held up a payroll messenger for the Shell Petroleum company and robbed him of $35,000. The messenger, Ralph Welsch, payteiler for the First National bank of Woodriver, was just entering his automobile to drive to the plant when the three accosted him. Woodriver police said possibly the robbery may have been perpetrated by Floyd Hamilton and two companions, members •f the notorious Barrow gang. in Palma, Mallorca. The 20 injured were receiving hospital treatment. The Quarto, one of the older units of the Italian fleet, was not damaged seriously. She was built in 1912 and has a normal displacement of 3.442 tons. She has been assigned to duly in Spanish waters for the ia.«t 18 months. Mallorca is held by the Spanish insurgents. Two new teachers were elected for Abilene schools and four transfers of present teachers were made last night at a meeting of the school board. L. E. Dudley, Abilene school system superintendent, announced this morning. Clarence C. Baley. graduate of Abilene Christian college, and Harold Wendell Holmes, graduate of Hardin-Simmons university, were the new teachers elected. Holmes was assistant physical education and mechanical drawing instructor at H-SU last year. Ealey will assume principalship at College Heights grammar school, taking the place of M. M Sheffield who was transferred to Locust street school. Holmes will take the place of Vaden Hiner at Central. Hiner goes to high school to teach science in the absence of Tom Brown who was granted a year s leave of absence by the board. To fill a vacancy at Alta Vista, Holmes Webb will take over the principalship The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Roy Skaggs. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5.—(AP)—An ill-tempered female grizzly bear, * too tough to have a name, was shot and killed Great areas of the United states    today six hours after she had ripped out a    special iron-barred continued to swelter today in the    cage at Highland Park zoo. grip of a moisture-laden heat wave I a heavily armed police posse poured bullets from a sub-Severai deaths and numerous    machine gun and a rifle into her    body after the animal    had prostrations were reported as tem-    lunged for Leo Dippeold, 35. Highland Park was closed to    visitors    and traffic as    the posse of IO picked police marksmen conducted a thorough search of the park area. The grizzly ripped out three two inch bars from the roof of her cage. Then standing on her hind legs, the animal bent * I the bars down until they pull- Crucial moment for organization of a Sales Crusade in Abilene will i come Tuesday morning at IO o'clock at the city hall auditorium when heads of businesses in the city meet to decide their next move. G. W. Waldrop, chairman of a committee to acquaint merchants with details of the crusade, this morning announced his complete committee. The group is made up of representatives of every business type in Abilene and will be present Tusday morning to speak for their phase of business. Complete list of the members and their affiliation is:    Caleb Reed, men's clothing stores; Mae Miller, Womens clothing stores; Bob Parnell, shoe stores; Opal Malley, music j and Instrument stores; Leroy Jennings, electrical appliances; Rex Smith, jewelry; H. H. Pender, print- ! ing; Herbert Ingram, wall paper and glass; R. G. Cogdell, plumbing. Dub Wooten, sporting goods; C. A. Dick, barber shops; Bob Rankin, ice plants; W. P. Wright, filling stations; Christine Doyle, restaurants, E. P. Mead, bakeries; Gilbert Pechacek. hardware; Roscoe Blankenship, implements and tractors; M. M. Meek, banks; T. Bone Winters, tires and accessories; J. M. Shelton, automobiles. J. R. Fielder, lumber yards; W. S. Wagley, real estate; D. M. Cran-fill, insurance; T. C. Campbell, dry goods; John Ray. drugs; Clyde Nichols, grocers; O. E. Radford, wholesale grocers; H. J. Moreland, bottling plants. F. A. Sharp, furniture and L. B. Jackson, traveling men. Tonight upon invitation of the Sweetwater city officials a delegation of businessmen will attend the •kick-off of a Sales Crusade in Sweetwater. Those to attend from here will include G. W. Waldrop, H. J. Moreland, Max Bentley, Howard McMahon. M. V. Wttbeck, H. H. Iamb and J. M. Gray. Police Overtake Bandit, Hastened In Running Battle CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 5.— (UP) —Four small boys helped thwart a bank robbery today by chasing an armed bandit down an alley and throwing rocks at him. The boys saw the gunman start to run down the alley after leaving the First National bank. Someone on the street shouted to them: “Stop that man.’* They went into action. They picked up rocks and threw them. They pursued him as rapidly as their legs would carry them for several blocks. Finally a patrol wagon overtook and captured the bandit. The bandit, later identified as James McKimnin, 36, entered the bank alone and pointed a pistol at the cashier. The latter dropped to the floor and sounded the burglar alarm. The bandit fled out the front door into the alley, where the youngsters took over. The boys were Eddie Johnson, 9; his brother. Paul, 7; Don Campbell, 8; and Virgil Kidd, 7. peratures resumed their relentless climb after a night cooled in some sections by rain. Seven deaths were attributed to the heat in New Jersey. Two occurred in Washington. D. C . before a heavy rainstorm brought relief from oppressive temperatures. New York City's millions steamed in humidity of 98 per rent, two degrees below the saturation point, RS the days work started. Scattered rainfall was reported in Maryland, Minnesota, Idaho, and Indiana. Kansas City, where the temperature has risen above 90 every day except one since July 22, expected a maximum of IOO degrees. Favorable Report On Mava Miracle Green Hopes to Oust Foes 'From Power' WORCESTER. Mass . Aug. 5 — (Upt—William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, said today that he would lead the federations membership in a campaign to drive the national labor relations board “from power.” Three Cleared In Kidnap Case Jurors Exonerate Dallas Physician Of Imprisonment DALLAS. Aug. 5. (JPh-Dr. F. H. Newton, prominent Dallas physician, his brother, Will Newton, and Maurice Jackson, negro cook at tha Newton Highland Park home, were exonerated by the grand Jury today of kidnaping charges in connection with the alleged confinement of Mieke/ Ricketts, former yard boy at the Newton home. Grand Jury Foreman H. A. McCain told District Judge Grover Adams the body would act tomorrow morning in kidnaping charges also filed against four others, including Dr. Newtons wife, Mrs. Cosette Faust Newton. He indicated the charges of kidnaping would not be pressed. A kidnaping charge in connection with the case was dismissed yesterday against Larry W. Reed after a hearing before a Justice of the peace. Dallas er.d Highland Park officers removed Ricketts from the attic of the Newton home July 29. Two charges of theft in connection with the dlsappeai ance of a Chinese jade ring from the Newton home In February had been dismissed I against Ricketts. Mrs. Newton was I in Denver today, seeking the ring. The Weather Partly cloudy probably southwest ABILENE and vicinity; tonight and Saturday. West Texas: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers In portion tonight and Saturday. East Texas: Partly cloudy, probably scattered thundershowers In south portion tonight and Saturday. Highest temperature yesterday ..,.91 lowest temperature this morning 7:t TEMPERATURES Thurs.    Eft Condition of Mava Miracle, high school student and 16-year-oid daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Miracle, 1830 North Third, was considered .slightly improved this morning, attendants at the Hen-Mrs. Holland Hope will come from j drick Memorial hospital said Miss the Wylie school to teach in the Miracle entered the hospital July 2 first grade at College Heights. A and underwent an emergency ap-teacher for this position was elected pendix operation. For the last week Dry thermometer at the last meeting but the offer doctors have considered her in a Wet thermometer was not accepted by the applicant, critical condition.    Relative    humidity ed out at the ends. She splintered a wooden roof and squeezed out of the hole. As the police posse spread out fan-shape, Dippeolo spied the hear sitting on her haunches under an arch near the park reservoir. The bear lunged toward him. Police Sgt. Ralph P. Barton arrived on the run. He poured 18 shots from his sub-machine gun into her body. Still the bear fame on, bellowing with rage and pain. Zoo-Keeper Schaumann fired the fatal shot with a 30-3') rifle. A few minutes before she wa* cornered by searchers at the reservoir, the bear had been sighted by a park workman in a clump of bushes near the boundary of the park. He ran to the zoo and the bear ambled off in the other direction. Tragic Death Follows Newcomers; Infantile Paralysis Claims Child Tragedy came with R U    | Wprk^^ funeral rites were held former Texas League pitcher for the    this morning, and the body of Oklahoma City Indians, to his new the chlld wiU be sent to Fort Abilene home.    Stockton, home of his grandfather, Infantile J)arali.sis vear^ld ^Thomas*’ West also became ill claimed the life of his four-yeai old shQrtl after ^ family arrived here. son, R. L. Jr., and another chil , physicians diagnosed the illness as Thomas West, 3, was critically ill. poliomyelitis, and the two children Mr. and Mrs. Duncan and their    isolated. James West, twtn ;hree children, moved to Abilene brother of Thomas, is under obser- little more than a week ago. They vation, but he has developed no had planned to come here earlier, sypmptoms of the dread disease. but R. L. had been 111—not very sick, * At Kendrick hospital, little but not well enough to move. They had decided he was better, and they moved as they had intended A week ago the little boy’s condition grew serious; he died early yesterday In Hendrick Memorial hospital. He rallied in the iron lung, and might have lived had his heart not Thomas alone except for a special nurse, who enters no other part of the hospital. Strictest rules of Isolation are being enforced. Only the family attended the brief service for R. L. Jr They will not he allowed to go to Fort Stockton for the burial. Nogro to Choir CHICAGO, Aug. 5— (UP)—Robert Nixon, 18, a Louisiana negro, who has confessed he killed four women and a girl In Chicago and Los Angeles during the past two years, was under sentence today to die in the electric chair. NATION S BUSINESS VOICES OPTIMISM OVER HEARTENING PROSPECTS OF IMMEDIATE FUTURE (Copyright, 1938 by United Press) CHICAGO, August 5 — (UP) — Business in general Is optimistic about the immediate future and from almost every section of the country there is a heartening upswing in trade, a nationwide survey by the United Press showed today. I Leaders reported the downward spiral of the first six months of 1938 had leveled off and a distinct upturn is noticeable—although business generally is below 1937 levels. From the textile loams of New England to the motion picture studios of Hollywood came reports "pretty good." "more encouraging.” “promising” and "unusually favorable.” The principal dark spot was # in the coal fields of Pennsylvania Steel, the nations No. I heavy industry, is operating at 39 8 per cent of capacity, the best showing since last November. Optimism manifested itself in these developments: 1. A brisk rise in security values. 2. Continued advances on the New York stock market which have stimulated buying. 3. Definite signs of expansion of consumer purchasing during July. 4. Improved position of inven-i tories of consumer goods in the I hands of retailers. 5. Large influx to New' York and Chicago of retail merchants and buyers in a ‘buying mood." 6. Appreciable pickup in textile manufacturing, particularly in New England. 7. A spurt in steel mill operations. 8. Depleting new and used automobile stocks, presaging a good demand for 1939 models. 9. Increased building, indicating confidence in (he future. 10. Favorable crops and crop conditions. ll. Checking of the unemployment spiral and absence of widespread wage cutting in 1938 following Increases In 1937, according to the American Federation ti Labor. Increased attendance at major sports events, indicating people have more money tc spend.(s,®®    ® ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 5, 1938