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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OVVM MEWSMKR VOLLV1II, NO. 69, CAREERS AT STAKE City Commission Hikes Minimum Rates For Water Committee Defers Report On Plans For Building Recommended Junior School In line wltft a "clllzen's committee recommendation earlier this week, the city commission yesterday passed an ordinance setting the water minimum at for The minimum previously has. been gallons for U The change goes Into effect with the September billings. The rate for all water over the minimum will be 15 cents per thousand. Supplement! lo a recornmenda- Calor lion lhat Ihe city school congestion JnCClWOICl jOtCi be relieved by construction of a 12- _ Crusade Delegates Report Enthusiasm ALBEN BARKLEY PAT HARRISON Nation Watches Kentucky Senatorial Race Will Determine New Deal Leader By KIRKF, L. WASHUJSTON. Aug. The sutf of national Interest will on befn studying for .days the mans by which the city roar W5.000 In warrants to srect (he new school lulldlnj. No re- fin I wax made yesterday, but ihc recommendations ire ex- peiltd lo be ready early Tlie plan is to limit the school buildmfc expenditures to the rit) to seek a, grantfof W5.00T from the Public Works Administra- tion end the city to provide ABATTOIR ORDINANCE An .ordinance setting up Inspec- tion standards for the municipal abattoir and requiring that all meats to be sold for food in Abi- lene be slaughtered at an abattoir meeting certain standards was pass- ed on first reading. There are' two erally Inspected meats, and meat butchered by the farmer who owns the animal, kilts It on nls own farm and brings It to the abattoir to be inspected. The.ordinance will come'up for second and final reading next Fri- day. CAR DEALERS On motion of Commissioner George E. Morris, ah ordinance pro- Posed last week by a group of a; tomoblle dealers, to require M< enslng of all dealers; was laijltd. Twenty nine dealers In used care, -ajp Uie meeting, most of them In protest proposed regulallon, C. A. Dlekenson offered s. letter from Ihe Dallas mayor, In which he cited amendments which had been necessary In connection with the automobile dealers ordinance there and In which it was stated that Abilene was too small a city to need the regulation. ..Others charged the proposed ordinance was "unfair" and "clannish." 'Tom. McMahon, who presented the ordinance last week on'behalf of M dealers, also referred to the Dallas amendments. He suggested that.the matter bo passed until'the changes could be studied forged with the signature of Louis B. Mayei, movie cxecuUre. JBUtxl Oj B Single ullLkull vote lo be elected senate majority municipal court. Britton was a former football player at Hardin-Siromons univers- ity. Judges Withhold Bond Rote Action .....______...... WORTH, Aug. 5-6n-The as leader. That is the real stake county Judges and commissioners President Roosevelt has In Ken- voted unanimously today tO WlthhftlH rmmql 'anltAn No other new deal Issue of major pla nportance is Involved In Ihe strug- standing cou gle between Barkley and Governor at loser 01 interest until A. B. "Happy" Chandler for the members were given si least thirty Kenlucky senatorial nomination. days to study the plan. to withhold f 01 ma I acllon' on proposed plan for refinancing out- and rotes of Interest until Judge Hoy Hofheinz would "'e thi: organlzstion" go on rec- proposed Leading Big Spring Merchant Dies Of Heart Attack On New York Trip BIO SPRING, Aug. was received here this afternoon of' Ihe death. In New York where he was on a business and pleasure trip of Albert M. Fisher, 53, a leading merchant of Spring snd mem- ber of or.c of the city's most promi- nent pioneer families. He suffcrfd a heart attack earlier in tne day. Although his health had not been the death was unexpected and came as shock to this city where he was bom and where he had been known as a successful merchant and cMc leader for many years. Mrs. Fisher and thetr two sons. Albert Jr., and Edward, were with him. family left here July ZT on what had planni-d as an tour. Olher survivors sre a brolher, Lester Fbher of Big Boring, aod a 'ttttr, UK, AJcx tf er of Henderson, Ky. Arrangements were for the. body to be sent to Terre.Kaulc. Ina.. for burial beside the graves of his parents. No other details were known here. Mr. Ffcher was the s on of the 1st: Joseph Fisher, member of the mercantile firm of J, w. Fisher established In the then frontier toivn of Bis Sprnig in 1882.'a con- cern known widely over Wtit Tex- as. -For years it served ranch In- terests of a vast teiTitory reaching Into New Mexico and the Pan- handler Mr, Vlsher was Identified with the company for many years, then es- tablished his own department store, The Albert.M. Fisher company, In 1923. A Shriner and member of the Rotary club. Fisher was active 1 to the city's pivlc, aiialrs. Abilene delegates to a mass meet Ing to inaugurate the Idea of a Salesman's crusade in Sweetwater came back from that city lasl night reporting in enthusiastic re- ception. Twelve hundred or more- persons gathered on the football field to hear Ihe Salesman's crusade ex- plained. Sweetwater merchants were Jubilant over prospects, reported G W. Waldrop, Head of Abllene's dele- gation. Waldrop said last night that pro- cess of contacting all Abilene biut- Callahan Fete Attracts All Officers Of Association Will Serve Next Year, By HAKRV HOLT .DENTON. of the callahan county old'settlers re- union were renamed today as 4000 persons gathered at Kendrick park here for the third annuel pimple -TBe-Sfliters' whS'.Sm "contffiiie'fo" serve In the same capacity since the organization was formed fol- low: I. S. Hart of Balrd, pruident; R L. Russell of Balrd, president; Mrs. L. L. BUrkhurn of Balrd, second Tiee president and Bh- fortan; Eliza GilUlamt of Balrd, sec- retary. Jack Scott, Cross Plains news- paper publisher, served as master of ceremony for the program which consisted principally of informal chats by the many pioneers on hand. B. K Hussell made the In- .trodustory speech In the morning and was followed by Shields Heyser of Wichita Falls. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Heyser of Putnam, one. of the earliest settlers of Cal- lahan county, During the afternoon there was an old fiddler's contest and square dance with Bob Sumerall of Abi- lene doing the calling. Congressman Cljde L. Garrett of Easlland was a visitor appeared on the program short- ly ifler noon for. a brief speech. He spent remainder of the day visiting with the pioneers. President Hart, who settled in the Dudley community in 1869, was named the earliest cowboy in the county. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wind- ham of Oplin. who were married In 182, have lived longest In thecoun- ty according to data taken from the rejislratlon list. Honors for 'the couple living longest continuously In the county went !o in. and Mrs. J. E. Scott of Denton. Tom Smartt of Admiral was the first boy bom in the county and Mrs. Mattie Txsnlee of Abilene the first girl. All of these persons were introduced.1 REGISTRATION Those registering: as residents of Callahan county 50 or more years See Pr. 7, CoL C West Texan City Physician At Austin AUSTIN, Aug.- Dr. D. L. Dodd of Aspermont, member of Uie staff of Hendrick Memorial hospital, Friday accepted an ap- pointment as Austin city physician. Mrs. Dodd was formerly Ernes- line Brannon, a teacher in the Abilene schools. The posittan carries a salary of per year. Polio Sufferer's Condition 'Good' Condition of Thomas West Dun- can, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Duncan, who Is in the Hendrick Memorial hospital with infantile paralysis was reported us "fairly good" by hospital attend- ants late last night. R. L. Duncan Jr.. 4 year old brother to Thomas, died Thursday from the disease. TerrelJ To Launch Campaign At Center AUSTIN, Aug. c. V. Ter- rell, railroad commissioner run- ning lor re-elccllon, announced to- ho would open his run-off In Center tomorrow. CORRIGAN He's dreamed- about parades like this at New York and he was m the middle of one himself entirely-.. Clouds of ticker tape and (om paper tloat down on Broad- ay. Douglas Corrlgan circle) waves to his admirers. Famous old Trinity church Is at the right. AT TEXAS PRISON F.ARM- Convicts Slug Guard, Flee Houston Man's Auto Taken As Youths Escape Ditrhdigging Crew Marched On Road .For Stopping Gars HOUSTON, Aug. Four central prison term convicts this afternoon slugged .a guard with a heavy shovel, commandeered a piss- ing Hous Ionian's automobile with the guard's pistol and escaped to- ward Houston.' ptHec and Harria eeiuity aMitffa, -wttk state hlfbway pUnloKo, te. mediately oraanfaed a ttardi. A cwdon ef effleera, iMwenr, fail- ed to Intercept the ronrkU In their toward the ttty, they famed tat, a (Merged before reactor UK MbUrU, The Houstonlan, who lost his au- tomobile, together .'with his pocket- book. J15 to cash and In cheeks, la W. R. Kalliche. The guard was slugged, los- ing his pistol In the is U 6 Cline of Huntsvllle. He was not Injured seriously. ONE FROM RASKELL The four youtWul convicts who staged the escape are Maxie Lett, 33. serving lo years from Bowie county for robbery by firearms; Gil- bert Sanderson, 33, serving 15 years tram Hardin and Dallas counties for assault to murder and felony theft, Homer King, 33, serving four years from HaskeU and Parker counties for burglary, theft and theft by bailee; and John 19, fire years from Dallas anct Hoik- wall counties for robbery and auto- mobile thtlt. Some 50 or more with the four who escaped in a ditch digging crew near the HouaT tag-WeSacnd- highway, took no part, In. the! attack. on._ the the tav aald the.etaniet hkl .latol tmOn After' taking toe pocketbook, Kallseneaald, the armed convict Joined hit companion In automobll, and they depart- ed alga toward oJ the other motorists tunwd his car about, was joined by Kal- lsche, and two set off In pursuit of the fleeing prisonen. Kaltehe. said they wen outdistanced about five miles from the scent of the robbery, after Informing two high- way, patrolmen of the escape. The highway patrolmen flashed the alarm to Houston. Abilene Band At Johnson City Fete JOHNSON, cmr, Tex., Aug. record'attendance'of 8.000 marked the opening of the 13th an- nual Blanco county fair here today. Three bands.-one from Abilene, one froir Freo'ericksburg and (an- other from San Antonio, led the parade of 28 decorated floats. WestTexas Chamber Of Commerce Fights Against Freight Rate Hike A strong case was presented by the West Texas Chamber ct Com- merce at an Interstate Commerce Commission hearing in El Paso this week In behalf of the organization's contention that railway freight rates should not be raised in differential territory, according to D A Sand ten, WTCC manager, who re- turned from the hearing today. Testimony was presented by about 30 witnesses, representing private businesses and various West Texas communities. "In my opinion, we made a very good cast, showing that In the differential territory a. raise in rates would rt'ult in the loss of revenues for the railroads Instead of a gain In revenues. All the West Texas wilnesfs testified that raised rates would drive business to the Irncfcs." Bandeen said. The case will KOW be briefed by R. C. Fulbright, nationally known raffic attorney employed by the WTCC and cooperating agencies on this case, and E. R. Tanner of il Paso. AVTCC traffic manager. t will bo argued before the Inter- tate Commerce Commlslon In Vashington and a decision Is ex- pected this fall. The WTCC inlerver.ed In the El Faso hearing in behalf of the Poxas Railroad Commission's re- usal lo authorize interstate freight ate increases, previously authorlz- d by the ICC. in the West Texas: differential tcrltory. Spring, and San Angelo to Sari This territory, which Includes 701 Antonio. West Texas counties, bears a 15 per cent penalty above the basic rate on Its shipments. Increases sought are-3 per cent on UvestocS. 5 lo 10 per cent on cottonseed and products and 15 per cent on class traffic whjch includes merchandise and goods. If the regional organization Is successful in Us figM la de- ffat Ihe proposed Increase In thU area. It will result in prac- tically eliminating the differen- tial territory and will iman the savlnr of millions of dollars (o Ihc farmers, livestock business men and other eitiicm nf the area, Manager Bandeen Mid. Among the towns in differential territory which sent witnesses to the hearing in response to request of the WTCC were Del Rio. Sonora, San Angelo, Odessa, Ltibboclc Plainview. Dalhart and The cMfferer.tial territory Includes all wesl of a 'jne rur.nlnr approximately from Amarlllo through Phlnview, Lubbocfc. Big Smooth Way For Jap ArniY To Withdraw Quietly TOKYO, Aug. [ordjn office rt- Tealcd today that Japan had proposed (o Soviet Russia that the present Soviet-Japanese clashes on the SiberUn-Jhn- cJioukao border be sttiled but that Russia's viewpoint favored arbitration of the entire border question. MOSCOW, Aug. R'issia circles tonight believed for- eign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff had smoothed the way for to withdraw from the far eastern border war zone without loss of prestige, thus easing Soviet-Jap- anese tension. Litvinoff referred to Japanese troops vccupying the disputed Changicuteng heights, on the 51- bcrian-Manchoukuo-Korea frontier, merely as "SUC.T remnants of their troops us might illil remain on Soviet Thus It was considered Ihe Jap- anese quietly could withdraw with- out losing face. TOKYO. Aug. 5 Soviet artillery blasted at Japanese posi- tions along the Siberian frontier while the Japanese foreign office 'ontjrtt radiated optimism that the "vrst pocicf border war soon would be settled by arbitration. Employes Stage Sales Contest On Special Ads Reporter-News Employes' Month now beginning. Through the next four weeks a race !s on. It Is the Brown Derby. There are two sides, Reds and the Blues. All of the 75 psrsons on the full-time payroll of the Re- porter Publishing company are on one side or the other. The object of the race is ty sell more "card" advertising to the Re- porter-News than the other side. That Is, advertising up to a limited space to run in all issues for a month, or a weefc, or more at a spe- cial rate. In other words, the employe? just "choose up sides'1 to carry on their own Salesmen's Cru- sade, with Knowledge that "Sales Mean Jobs" and that adver- tising in August, usually a quiet month, win mean more to them, Ihelr advertisers, and their company lhan It might when business Is eas- ier to for both the ad- vertiser and the newspaper. The Blues are captained by Maur- Ine Eastus Rce. the Reds by Si Ad- dinston. The field is employe, or any of employes may solicit any person or firm. v r The reward: a comEilsjJon to the individual employe, for every dollar's worth of advertising sold, and at the end of.the four-weeks period, a feed for the winning side at the expense Of tne losers. The Weather ABILENE VldniCr! OKF.UIOMA: S.HHij ftnlj rftnir, frtofcr In ww< por- tion. E.IST TEXAS: firtlj ctaUr. fttowcri urtr leprr WMl dM fMHE; tfevdjr. Modmle It tn4 wlndt en the WfcST r.rtlr In the Rio vaUry SAtvt- 4ny aa4 tMkr hi NEW MEXICO: flrtlj .TosJr Ma4 ponUm nitlc thjnxt In trni- k. M. JV 77 HOIK I