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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 6, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS TF GOES.’-Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL LYM I, NO. 69. AoMclatrd Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1938—EIGHT PAGES Tnlted Press (VT) PRICE FIVE CENTSTENSION UP WITH SHOOTINGS— Kentucky Voters Pass On FDR’s Plea For Barkley I Vote Provides Hopkins Moves To Bulge WPA Work In South Speech Follow-Up On FD's Remarks Concerning Dixie MEMPHIS. Term., August 6—(API —Harry Hopkins arranged conferences today with southern state and regional WPA directors to lay before them the initial step in President Roosevelts ‘‘frontal attack’’ designed to eradicate causes retarding the south's economic development. The Works Progress administrator said the first move would be inauguration of a betweert-seasons employment program for needy farmers to “provide supplementary income to workers at a period when income from private sources would be at its lowest ebb.” He said he had given administrators authority to “add a total of 200.000 persons to the WPA rolls pending the time when labor would be needed for picking cotton.” In a nation-wide broadcast from Memphis last night, Hopkins listed the south's grea‘est n#eds as: 1. Increased farm Income. 2. Equalized educational and health opportunities. 3. C heaper power to attract industry. Lauding the south's economic struggle as a "saga of human accomplishment,” he described its immediate problem as a “lack of purchasing power.” He asserted there were thousands of southerners in rural areas whose diet consisted of “grits, greens and gravy." Handicaps to the south's development. Hopkins said, are: 1. C oncentration of financial power in too few people, most of whom live outside the south. 2. Penalty of the existing freight rate structure. 3. Tariff policy. 4. The one-crop agricultural system and the credit system it entails. In Washington last night, Representative White «R-Ohio< referred to Hopkins’ trip south as a Journey to “knock down a straw man" created by "vicious economic meedling by New Deal theorists " WARM DAY AND WARM WELCOME FOR 'WRONG WAY' CORRIGAN Here is how New York defied a sultry day to get out and give Douglas Corrigan (waving in first car) a tumultous welcome on his triumphal parade up Broadway on his return from that wrong-way flight to Ireland. Corrigan Still Spurns Riches LaGuardia Traps Wrong Way Flier On Direction Alibi With the broadest smile thus side of Cork county. Douglas G. Corrigan says he is glad to be back in New York. The photograph taken of him aboard the Manhattan shows him in the same leather jacket that he wore when he flew eastward Meat Statute Passes Reading An ordinance to prohibit the sale of any but inspected meats for food consumption in Abilene was passed on first reading yesterday by the city commission. The statute also sets up the standards to be met by abattoirs where animals are to be slaughtered for Abilene consumption, creates the office of municipal meat inspector, and sets up a rigid set of rules for meat inspections. All requirements are in line with standards of the state health department. The city Inspector is required to inspect the animals before slaughtering and the meat afterwards. Conditions under which carcasses must be condemned are set up. as well as those under which parts of the carcass must be condemned. All persons working at the abattoir must dress in white washable garments, must pass health examinations every three'months. The farmer who grows an animal on his own farm may kill that animal and sell the meat in Abilene, provided that the carcass is inspected and passed by the meat inspector at the Abilene abattoir. The ordinance likewise makes an exception of meats which have passed the federal meat Inspection, allowing these to be sold here. "We believe that Abilene meats under thus ordinance will measure up to any federally inspected meats—in fact, the man we have on the job as inspector can qualify as a federal inspector. Hes as good as any in the county.” .said Commissioner George E. Morris. Ad Contest For Paper's Employes For the next four weeks employes of the Reporter-News will stage an adret Using contest as their part , of the Salesmens Crusade The 75    guards and    a    trusty    told police    in    cash    and    $100    in    checks,    and the workers in every department have    j there they had    followed    the four    four    drove    off    toward    Houston. Quarantine Placed On Kleberg Cotton away from New York and landed In one hop at Dublin, Ireland. Dropping Russian Bombs— AIRMEN RAID TEXAS FELONS PROVE ELUSIVE AFTER DARING FREEDOM DASH KOREA Japs Promise Quick Reprisal (See Page 3 for additional Raaso-Jap stories.) HOUSTON, August 6—/Pi—Four blockade, fugitives from the central prison | W. R. Kalische of Houston, whose farm who hit a guard with a heavy automobile the quartet command-shovel, took his pistol, and used a eered, said they blocked the road squad of fellow-convicts to block with two files of prisoners, with highway traffic which they secur- I the helpless guard at their head, ed an automobile in which to flee, j and stopped four automobiles, were elusive quarry before state and county officers today.    on the convict with the gun fore- . »    „orW    fn An island-wide search developed ed Kalische out of hic automobile.    Korean tern tory .early at Galveston last night when two another convict robbed him of $15 night and bombed the Tumen- By J. D. WHITE KOOI, Korea (Near the Siberian Border, by Courier to Yuki), Aug, 6.—(AP)—Reliable eyewitnesses said today While terrorized motorists lookedj 24 Soviet Russian planes raid i U a a Att iii a# n-i f it (Vin Alin f AfA    • been divided and the Reds will be contesting the Blues. The object of the race is to sell more "card” advertising in the Re-porter-Nevs than the other side. That Is, advertising up to a limited space to run in all Issues for a month or week at a special rate. Captain of the Blues is Maurlne Eastus Roe and SI Addington heads the Reds The reward \t, a cash commission to the individual employe for every dollar of advertising sold and at the end of the contest there will be to the Galveston causeway A report that the quartet had headed to Houston had officers on the alert, but no trace apparently had been found of the men, identified as Maxie Lott, 24; Gilbert Anderson, 23, Homer King 25, and John Parish, 19. As they worked with 23 others on a ditch-digging crew, one of the four struck Guard L. C. Cline of Huntsville from behind, one snatched his gun, and then with NEW YORK. Aug. 8 (UP)—Douglas Corrigan, a weary and battered hero, spurned a dozen fortunes to-da yand decided to remain just an- | other young man in search of a flying job. Offers were accumulating by the hour for him to -xhiblt himself on a stage or talk over the radio at prices of $12,000 to 520.000; to become a movie actor for even larger sums; to write stories of his life and endorse products he doesn’t use. MAD OVER REER AD But Corrigan shook his head, demanded with a trace of Irish anger to know who used his picture in a beer advertisement without permission .and said he'd just wait until somebody offered him a steady Job. It will have to be a flying job, he said, and if it wasn’t forthcoming soon (he had only $15 when he landed his $900 airplane in Dublin after an ocean flight July 18) he would pick out a few products to endorse for profit, but they would be only tho.se he actually used on his flight. He had to have an X-ray made today to determine how badly the cartilage in his chest had been torn by the shoving around he took at yesterday's wild celebration in his honor. His program for today included a trip to Peekskill, N. Y . to review a "fighting Irish" regiment at the national guard encampment, and a dinner of the Dublin Society of New York at the Hotel Astor tonight. LAGUARDIA EVADED His most cheering news today was contained in a telegram from Den-nLs Mulligan, head of the Bureau of Air Commerce, at Washington, announcing that his five-day suspension for flying across the ocean without permission had expired and he could fly again any time he wanted It remained for Mayor F. H. LaGuardia eventually to trap Corrigan in his “wrong way” alibi. He said that since Corrigan “flew above the clouds” when he crossed the Atlantic ocean “headed for Los Angeles," he must have seen the sun snd It should have seemed strange to him that the sun “rose in the west.” Corrigan blinked and grinned, and evaded the point. The mayor, speaking at an advertising club luncheon after the Mother Takes Stand In Case Of Paul Dwyer Mayor Testifies Youth Expressed Fear of Carroll SOUTH PARIS, Me., Aug. 6 — (UP)—-Paul (Budciy) Dwyer's mother testified as a state witness today at the murder trial of former Deputy Sheriff Francis M. Carroll, who is accused of the crime for which her son is serving a life sentence. The World war nurse, Mrs. Jessie L. Dwyer seemed complacent as she entered the witness box where her 19-year-old son had spent 12 hours during the past three days. MAYOR RECOUNTS FEAR Mrs. Dwyer was the sixth of 30 witnesse. scheduled to testify for the prosecution. Preceding her on the stand was Mayor Alexander Allen of North Arlington, N. J., where Dwyer was arrested last Oct. 16 at the wheel of an automobile, the tonneau and trunk of which contained the bodies of Dr. and Mrs. James G. Littlefield, elderly South Paris couple Mayor Allen testified that he was at police headquarters at 10:30 a. rn. on October 16 when it was brought to his knowledge that Lawyer had made a confession which was being typed and which the youth had agreed to sign. Then, the mayor said, he overheard Chief George Shippee tell Dwyer that the Maine officers were going    bO    fly    to New    Jersey and take him back by plane. BOY FRIEND* CALLED “Dwyer wanted to know who was coming." the mayor testified, “and Chief Shippee said, ‘I don't know. Why?’ and Dwyer said ‘I hope it isn t    Francis    Carroll.    He ll throw me out of the plane.’ ” It was learned from defense counsel today that the new boy friend of the defendants 17-year-old daughter, comely Barbara Carroll, had been summoned as a defense witness. The name of the youth, who supplanted Dwyer In Barbara’s affections, was not disclosed. Dwyers mother testified that when    he    first    told her    of the murders    of    Dr    and Mrs. James G ANT ALARM- on Firemen Sandion'Defeat For New Deal —HORSY HOIST WABASH. Ind. (ZP)—A mysterious false alarm forced firemen here to begin a methodic check of the town's 26 fire alarm boxes. They found the trouble—in the 25th box. Anta had crawled up through the ground pipe and packed three inches of sawdust into It. Working through the damp sawdust, they caused a short circuit that sounded the alarm. KANSAS CITY, Kans. (AF) — Four big cigars protruded from Melburn Huffman’s pocket as he told Judge A. J. Herr od he was unable to support his estranged wife and child: “If you have no rtcney, where did you get those cigars.” an attorney asked. Huffman flushed. Finally he said: “My mother gave them to me.” “Any man who can afford cigars ran contribute something to his family,” commented Judge Herrod. He ordered Hu'Tman to jail until he complied with a court order to aid his family. 8ALT LAKE CITY, UP)—'The quip—“that s a horse on you — doesn’t sound very funny to city firemen. They've Just had two real ones on them. Two heavy draft horses fell into a deep hole. Because of cramped space, firemen couldn't rig up block and tackle rescuing equipment. It took 25 men to pull the animals out by hand. City’s Water Minimum Cut Effective with September billings, the minimum water consumption for $1 will be 3.000 gallons in Abilene. All over that amount will cost 15 cents per thousand gallons. The minimum is being reduced from 5.000 to 3,000 for $1. but there is no change in the price above the minimum. The change was made by ordi-Littlefield he made no mention of nance, unanimously passed chi both Carroll—the man he now accuses I first and second readings at yester- as th* ’ real slayer.” Local National Guards to Camp Three Units Off For San Antonio More than 125 officers and men of Abilene's three units of the national guard left this morning about 7 oclock for a 16-day camp and army maneuvers at Camp Bullis. near San Antonio. Headquarters Battery. First Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, in command of Capt. J. Frank Hobbs and Battery E, 131st Field Artillery in command of Capt. T. E. Williams are en route to the camp site in mobile units. The infantry unit, Headquarter Battery. Third Battalion, 142nd Infantry, left by train for Sen Antonio. Principal purpose of the camp is participation in Third day s session of the city commission. The cut in minimum is expected to produce about $15,000 additional revenue annually. The reduction was made on recommendation of a citizens committee, which also outlined two months ago a refunding program for the city's bonded debt of $3,800,000, and which last week recommended a $100,000 school building program W. J. Fulwiler was chairman of the committee of fourteen. A sub-committee has been studying means of issuing $55.-000 in warrants as city’s part of the school program, should a Publics Works administration grant become available, and a report is expected about Monday. C. M. Caldwell is chairman of this group, composed of two commissioners, city attorney and four members of the advisory group. Hankow Bombed maneuvers, largest peacetime maneuvers ever to be staged. Approximately 27.000 officers snd men will take part. LONDON. Aug. 6. (^-Fifty-Army three Japanese planes raided Han kow, Chinese provisional capital, at noon today, a Reuters dispatch said, bombarded the airdrome and shook the city with terrific explosions. Although Neither Owned It- PLANTATION SWAPS HANDS •And Golfer's Feet Are Sore AUSTIN, Aug. 6. (/^—Restrictions on movement of cotton and cotton products in Kleberg county, reported lightly infested by pink boll worms, was ordered in a proclamation Issued by Gov. James V. Allred today. The emergency measure requires the j that all cotton and cotton seed must armed convict in charge the entire be certified as free of the worm a feed for th° winning side at the crew was marched to the Houston- before it can be sent out of the gxpense of the losers,    J    San Antonio highway to form a , county.    ® • * • • ® ®    ®    •    e®    • > Rashin railway 15 miles northwest of Yuki. The Rashin railway Is a vital line which parallels the Korean border and connects the seaport parade, hailed Corrigan as typifying with Kirin and Hslnking, Manchu- J “the daring, courage and imagina tion of American youth.’ New Panama Roads To Be Constructed kuo. It was the first time Soviet Russian planes made so intensive a raid upon Korean territory, across the disrupted finger of territory from Siberia which has been the STL*'    Incidents .Inc.    CHRISTO!}AL. C Z, Aug.    6- rotntnunic.tion    on    tho cllw.y    ^-President    Roosevelt said    yes- was reported partly interrupted. terdav more road construction to The situation    was    believed to    strengthen the    Panama Canal    zone :    defences would    be included in    next |pe RUSBO-J AF, Pf.® J, Col t I year's budget. ®    ■    s    ®    ® CHICAGO, August 6--'UPi—That old Virginia plantation for which J. Smith Ferebee. a broker, played 144 holes of golf in 13 hours and 32 minutes was owned by neither him nor the man who bet he couldn’t do it, it was revealed today. It was owned by Mrs. Ferebee end Mrs. Fred Tuerk, wife of Fere-bee's business colleague who entered the all-or-nothing bet after a disagreement over managerial methods. And at ‘least one of the wives—Mrs. Ferebee—knew nothing of the wager which was settled amid blistered feet, thundershowers, and enthusiastic galleryites yesterday. Rut there will be no difficulty in Ferebee's collecting his winning, any more than there would have been if Tuerk had won. Winner and loser explained that they had put the property in their wives names for convenience. Ferebee was a little worried, though, as to his wife's reaction when she learns that he spent a day playing golf and risking his half share in the plantation which has been in his family for some 300 years. Tuerk was a good loser. “I guess Smith ought to be the one to have if, anyway,” he said. “That place has been in his family for a long time. Its value may be a little bit over-estimated. We paid $30,000 for it in 1933 but I guess he feels its worth more now.” They bought it from Ferebee's uncle. Ferebee won with only minutes to spare as the last bit of daylight was fading. He limped in. his feet blistered, his back aching from lumbago, but with his eighth round a stroke better than his first. Tuerk took Ferebee’s boast that he could do 144 holes in one day, but added a stickler—each round had to be 95 or under. Still, Ferebee won in a walk with rounds of 90, 82, 82, 82, 87, 87, 88, and 89. a total of 687. “Sure, I hurt all over,” Ferebee grinned at the finish. “But it was easy. I could have gone further if it hadn’t rained me out of 97 minutes playing time, but I guess gettin’ the plantation was enough.” Rules on Counting May Keep Result Secret Few Days LOUISVILLE. Ky„ Aug. 6. (AP)—With “XV’ in small squares on ballots, Kentucky democrats today wrote the answer to the torrid U. S. senatorial nomination primary campaign, already marked by bloodshed. The eyes of Hie nation were centered on the bluegrass state as the outcome of the battle between Sen. Alben W. Barkley and Gov. A. B. Chandler that involves a severe test on New Deal leadership was awaited. Barkley, supported by President Roosevelt, is the senate majority leader and ha* been mentioned as presidential timber in 1910. EX-SHERIFF KILLED Because of vote counting regulations the answer might not ba determined until early next week, Tabulators begin their work immediately after the polls close at 4 p. rn. (Abilene time) and continue until midnight. Counting then is halted until Monday morning. The long, heated Barkley-Chandier campaign was heightened by a shooting Thursday night In Jackson, in "bloody Breathitt” county. Former Sheriff Lee Combs was killed and his brother, Lewis Combs, county campaign chairmar for Chandler, and Sheriff Walter Deaton were wounded. The shots were fired on the stairway leading to Barkley county headquarters. FIVE FACE CHARGES Five man are sought on charges in connection with the shooting, which followed a meeting of precinct committeemen. Lewis Combs said in an interview from his hospital bed tai Lexington that the meeting had been called to oust his father, S. L. Comhs, as county democratic chairman. Sheriff Deaton saki County Judge Pearl Campbell, uncle of tho Combs’ brothers, had called him to the building housing Barkley hea^” quarters because the judge feared trouble. The democratic party’s senate leadership would shift to other shoulders in event of Barkley’s defeat and would mark the passing from the Washington scene of a veteran of more than a quarter century of service for his state In national affairs. Early last month President Roosevelt made a one-day stump tour across Kentucky in interest of Barkier's candidacy. SANCTION OR SETBACK In his principal address at Newport. the president tempered his praise for Barkley with good words for his younger opponent. In subsequent speeches that day. the chief executive did not mention the governor by name. Thus, today's primary result will be either a sanction or setback for the New Deal. The opposing candidates have been warned by the senate campaign expenditures committee that the successful candida ' after passing the November general election test, may face a hearing before he Ukes his seat in the councils of the nation. EXCHANGE ATTACKS The committee, after one report charging federal and state funds were being used in the campaign, returned its investigators to Kentucky where they are to remain until after the voting. The committee did not call names In the report. Few campaigns in the history of red hot Kentucky politics has been more heated than the one Just closed. Both candidates have repeatedly attacked the public records of the other. Barkley charged old age pensioners had been told personally to vote for chandler, while the governor claimed WPA workers had been assessed to aid Barkley. Five More Enter WTCC Soil Contest Additional entries today brought the total to 65 counties in the West Texas chamber of commetce soil and water utilization contest New entries and their county officers were K^cx, W. E. Braley, Munday, chairman, and E. L. Covey, Benjamin, secretary; Hudspeth, J. B. Bean, McNary, chairman, and Jess T. Moseley, Sierra Blanca, secretary; Upton, E. B. Van Zandfc, Rankin, chairman, and C. G. Forrester, McCamey, secretary; Blanco. Leslie C. Gates, Johnson City, chairman, and Ross B. Jenkins, Johnson City, secretary; and Bosque, Criss L. Rhone, Cranfills Gap, chairman, and E, L. Lawrence, Meridian, secretary, I (S) <*) $ ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 6, 1938