Abilene Reporter News, August 10, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 10, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM NEWSPAPER gfotlene VOL. LVI11, NO. 72. T. OH WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS iT I'dM rmi lVt> Ballinger Youth, Missing For Three Weeks, Returns After Journey Aug. Richard Zedllta; n, returned this evening from three weeks of so- journing In i far land. And the Joy of all parlies concerned was like that of Ihe characters in the Bible's prodigal son itory. Richard, recent high school graduate, son of Or. and Mrs. R. F. Zedlltz, had been missing since the nlfht of July 17, when he was last seen in Ballinger, The ZecilHz automobile was found the next morning, wrecked and abandoned on a highway north of Brownwood. Anxiety of the youth's parents mounted as days passed without ivord of him. Later, how- ever, thel: fears abated when his watch wcs received by mall from Meridian, Miss. At home tonight, however, Richard disclaimed responsibil- ity for wrecking the automobile end iold a story of a tramplnj eipedifion which carried him See ZEDLITZ, Pj. 3, CoL 7 BICHAKD ZEDLITZ Dean Unshaken From Stand On Cause Of Flood State Senate Investigating Committee Adjourns Buchanan Dam Probe To Aug. 17 AUSTIN, Aug. of queslioning before a state senate in- vestigating committee today failed to shake T. U. Taylor, dean emeritus of he University of Texas school of engineering, from his asserted con- v ctlons blunders In the management of Buchanan dam caused the recent disastrous Colorado river flood. Members voted to adjourn the investigation until Aug. 11. f" 111 REPEATS TESTIMONY HHmOrC MOOT Previously Senators T. J. Hoi- VlMIIUIj rlCCl Here Thursday Record Crowd At Convention Due; Program Outlined Ivance registrations indicate brook, chairman, Albert stone of Brenharn and Wllboume Collie of Eastland had -greed tentatively to set the next meeting for Aug. M. On the witness stand jnoit of the day, the inr-hzirtd dean reputedly uld flood control could be obtained only by keeping Buchanan lake nur- empty and that the Hood flits should have been opened earlier than they were, Taylor, under, cross-examination :iance by former Senator A. J, Wllz, at- st annual con- torney for the authority; admitted the West Texas Ginntrs data on the the he had no specific volume of waters imu me reservoir from the. San Saba river river and other swollen' streams but maintained the dam manage ment had sufficient their coming. warning of The Investigation was the result of the criticism of the lower Colo- rado river authority by river valley landowners who had lost crops es- timated to be worth millions of dollars. Wiriz, attempting to show a certain amount of reservoir wa- ter was necessary io prevent drouth, got from Taylor the admission he had seen the un- ruly Colorado river almost dry, "Until you knew the capacity of the Buchanan and Marshall Ford lakes, you could not properly operate the system of dams for flood control, power production and Irrigation purposes, could Wiriz asked. "Vou can't have your cake and eat II, Taylor asserted. "1 mean, you cannot have flood control and power production from one dam a{ the same lime. the factors are absolutely an- tagonistic." Taylor claimed the authority op- ened the flood gates only when the San Saba waters reached the Buchanan reservoir. He said op- erators should have discharged some of the impounded water earlier and thereby avoided the flood. Former Governor Dan Moody, representing county officials and residents in the valley below Aus- tin, asked Tayior whether he knew of any reason for storage 01 water in Buchanan reservoir except for power production. Taylor replied, "un- less it was to show fhe people of cities who might be prospective power purchasers how much water was impounded." Interrogations by WirU tended to infer the reason for permitting the lake to fill was to test the dam. Taylor admitted that was good practice. Ihe Weather ABILENE Vicinity; VVMnrsday, Tartly cloud: Wednesday. OKLAHOMA: Tartly clonSr. cooler In fi- Irtctlt northwest portion THiTl to be held in Abilene inursaay, according to L.'B, "Jack- on, chairman of arrangements. Four oil mills have donated prizes o-encourage attendance at'trie session. They are the West'Texas Cottonoll company of Abilene, Colo- rado Cottonoil mill (by John Gui- Sweetwater Cottonolt com- pany and Rule-Jayton Cottonoll company. Registration for the convention will begin at 8 a. m., with the meet- Ing called to order at 10 o'clock. Invocation will be given by the Rev Willis P. Gerhart, rector of Heaven- ly Rest Episcopal church. Mayor W. W. Hair will extend -the wel- come, to which C. N. Kornegay will respond. E. A. Bandeen, manager of the West Texas chamber of commerce and Dr. M. E. Heard, textile engi- neering department, Texas Tech- nological department, will deliver morning addresses. The usual surprise program will be given at the luncheon. During the afternoon addresses will be delivered by Burrls C. Jack- son, general chairman of the state- wide cotton committee, and John o. Thompson, secretary, Texas Cotton Ginners association. Model Conservation Form Demonstrated Aug. S.-W-SIx hun- area conservation-conscious Texans today inspected a block; ot farms under complete ero- sion control as a part of a soil conservation'field day held at the Elm creek project of the soil con- servation service. Erosion control practical being demonstrated on farms In this 300 000-acre area were explained to state legislators, bankers, business men, fanners snd farm leaders from all parts of the state. ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST PAGES Just A Dime Less? WASHINGTON, Aug. The average America had a dime less In his pockets on July 31 than a month earlier. The treasury said the July 31 to- tal of coin and currency in circu- lation was or an aver- 1. age of per person. A month ago the average was and a year ago IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES- PRICE FIVE CENTS New Deal Supporters Lead Ballots Japs Look To Extension Of Border Battle Soviet Continues Preparing Defense Of Siberian Area TOKYO, Aug. Rus- sian forces were reported to be constructing new defenses today In what a war office spokesman said indicated extension of the Siberian border incident front. The war office said Russia was concentrating cavalry, artillery and tanks' on the southwest shore of Posslet bay, several -miles east of the disputed Siberian -Manchou- kuoan-Korean border zone where the newest and most serious bordei Incident started July 11. A renewed Soviet attack believed imminent by (he war office, which announced that Russians had lost men in the disputed Chahgkuten; hill since July 25. It was expected that diplomatic negotiations for peaceful settle- ment of the dispute would be re- sumed, tat hostilities on the border dispute front continued with artil- lery Anj. The government of the Soviet union tonight liept a watchful ere on the Chantkufen; inci- dent and continued prepara- tions for a vigorous defense of Its territory if tht conflict should ODlfroir Hi present rest pocket .limitations. While Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvtaoff and Japanese Ambassador Mamoru Shlgemitsu had not re- sumed peace talks at a late hour this afternoon, there was another diplomatic exchange between the two powers. Funao.Mlyakawa, first secretary of the Japanese embassy, visited the talked with the chief of the'far eastern section. SHANGHAI, (AT) _ Twenlj thousand, Japanese relnforce- were ordered today Co the Yuifiie rirer battle front where sharp Chinese counter- attacks had stalled the Japan-' ese.driTe.cn Hankow, China's provincial capital The troops were on their way from HofCi, Anhwei province cao- Ital. Twenty-five miles north of Kiu- kianj Chinese .forces assaulting Japanese at Hwangmel said. Japanese were encircled but that Chinese could not dislodge them because it was Impossible to bring up artillery In the flooded Yangtze valley area. Work lo Start On New Abilene Show Contract Awarded For. Movie Theater Work Is due to begin today on a new moving picture theater for Abilene. John Lubbock theater man, yesterday awarded H. L. Rice Abilene contractor, a general contract for remodeling the build- ing now occupied by the Army Store on the east side of Pine'jtreet, on the 200 block. Hlce satd last night he was to start work as soon as the building was vacated. Remainder of the bankrupt Army Store's stock was being moved out yesterday. The building Is to be finished In 3o days, said Rice. Plans were drawn by Gaskill- McDaniel, local architectural firm. The new building will be of mod- ernistic- design, with a structural glass and concrete front. It was said that Blocker plans to tise new equipment throughout. Texas Republicans Choose Executives HOUSTON, Aug. new state executive committee cho- sen today by the republican state convention included: T. J. Lee, Houston, chairman H. man. Twenty fourth G. Hunt Jr., Eastland county, and Sy- bill Black Trimmel, Stephens coun- ty. Mine Misses Mark As Jap Gunboats Neor Hankow Taken from the deck of a .Japanese gunboat, part of which can be seen In the left foreground, this picture shows a mine explosion in the Yang- tze river as Japanese naval ves- sels neared Hankow. Although this explosion' missed the mark, the Chinese are using mines and bombs effectively to block, enemy progress up the river. Air of the vessels in this pic- ture are Japanese warioals. Sales Crusade Board To Meet Directorate Will Complete Plans Of Abilene Campaign Board of directors for Abllene's Salesman's Crusade will meet at o'clock Thursday night at Ho- tel Woolen, to finish plans for the event. More than 125 Abilene busi- nessmen, .voted "ananunooslj- Tuesday morning to organize the crnsade, and the directors were appointed from those present With (J, furniture merchant, Iri' rheeting opened with a talk by j. L. Khoades manager of the J. C. Penney store. He told-of details of organization of the national movement. "Expenses of the Salesman's Cru- sade iri he'; said, "have been outlined by the committee Tanging: around fSOO. This would Include man to direct the Crusade for 30 days and: Incidentals including banners, but- tons, pledge cards, Directors named were: O.'-E. Hadford, Howard McMahon, Ern- est Grissom, Harvey "Hays, Leroy Jennings, Ray Clark, John E. Ray, T. E. Kuykendall, M. V. Witbeck, V. E. Behrens, W. S. Wagley, W. P. Wright, E. P. Mead, G. W. Waldrop, Jack Simmons. Carrol! Rogers and J. H. Morjland. J. C. Hunter, presti dent of tf.e chamber of commerce, agreed to act as ah ex-officto mem- ber. Kuykendall was selected tem- porary chairman until the first meeting. Barbara Granted Her Separation COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. telegraph says Acting Minister of Justice Buhl of- ficially announced today that a pe- tition for the separation of Count Court Haugewilz-Reventlow and the former Barbara Hutton had been granted. The petition was granted on the basis of a private agreement be- tween the partfes announced In Ixmdon July 29. Jerry Sadler To Talk Here Tonight Jerry Sadler, candidate for slate railroad commissioner, win deliver a campaign speech in Abilene to- night, August 10. at p. m., according to word received from Sadler's headquarters in Longview. Local arrangements arc in charge of City Commissioner L. A. Sadlr Abilene. Monahans Election MONAHANS, Auj. P. Davis defeated Jlmmle Terrell 331 to 223 In a special city alderman election here today. Davis, former chamber of com- merce secretary, was backed by the Ward county progressives' associa- llon which recently sponsored the campaign to remove the county scat from Barslow Io Monahans. Stage Set For Odessa's Pioneer Day Celebration ODESSA. Aug. plans complete and the stage prac- tically "all set" for the grand'op- ening Friday night, the Odessa an- nual pioneer days celebration and rodeo, promises colorful entertain- ment by contestants coming from widely scattered sections of the western states. Texans will predominate In prac- iically all events but old 'heads n Kit rodeo world like Bill Till of Deadwood, South Dakota, are ex- pected to give a brand of compe- tition not to be easily overcome by the Texas cowboys. A herd o! 65 selected Brahma was supplemented early this week by 20 additional 3 and year old Brahma steers and a long list of outlaw horses and assorted buck- Ing bronc's assembled from West Texas ranches have been placed in the pens, ready for the three days show. Special attractions, booked -for the entire event Include. Parti McCro- rey, 12 year old champion kid roper from Deadwood. South Dakota, the Ross sisters, acrobatic stars from Wink. Texas, and Dub Phillips, clown, appearing with his perform- ing mule, both Dub and the mule coming from regions west of San Angelo in the vicinity of Sheffield. The celebration will open with a big street parade at Friday evening, followed by the first rodeo performance at i p. m. Caraway Has Slight Edge In Arkansas Poll Ohio's Senator Buckley, Endorsed By FDR, Draws Wide Lead Over By the Associated Press A close race between Senator Hattie W. Caraw.y of Ark- ansas, pro-Roosevelt candidate for renomination and Rep. John L. McCIellan, self-styled "independent developed last night as the votes were counted from Arkansas1 primarv election., At the same time, however, Senator Robert J. Bulkley of Ohio, who, like Mrs. Caraway, based his democratic primary campaign on a record of pro-administration votei, drew away into a comfortable and increasing: lead over former governor In Ohio another contest at first for the repub- lican senatorial nomination. But ballot counting proceed, ed, Egbert A. Taft drew away from opponent, Arthur H. In contests for democratic gubernational nominations, Oov- ernor Martin L. Davey of Ohio J _ _ i FD RETURNS, TALKS OF FISH, NO POLITICS PENfiACOLA, Fla., Aug. Hoosevelt re- turned to-the .United .-states of conversation about his fishing trip and not very talkative about- politics. The chief executive, -who left San Diego, Calif., 'iri mld-Jiily on a sesrch 'for fljhllnj. flsh of both oceans, held a press con- ference aboard the cruiser Houston before disembarking lor his train trip homeward. The actual landing was made .m., (Abilene time) when he disembarked' at the naval air'station to be greeted by city, and state officials and Governor Richard W. Leche of Louisiana. He inspected the station, nearby Port Barrancas and the navy's Carry -Landing' field be- fore leaving for his home at Warm Springs, Ga. The president transferred from the'Houston-to the de- stroyer McDouja'! outside the harbor. Mtv Roosevelt told about Ihe various species of marine .animals which were col- lected on the trip by Dr. Wal- do Schmidt, a scientist who accompanied the president. Asked for comment, on the renominatlon of Senator Al- ben W. Barkley in the president said It was Just about what he had expected. The president said he had been working on two speeches he will deliver at Athens and Bamesvllle, Ga., Thursday. He said hs .did not taow whether the -talks would 'be political, because-they were in' the rough draft stage. Two American Presidents Meet As Good Neighbors The presidents of two Amer- ican republics are shown to- gether m .a .display of "good- nelghborilaess" In the. above picture as the Cruiser Houston dock'J n Balboa, Panama, fol- lowing president Roosevelt's fishtv-lrlp visit to COT.OS Is- land. President Juan Demos- thenes Arosmena of Panama ij ihown it right greeting Mr. Roosevelt on the deck of the Housijn. A military aide looks on. Eyes That Saw 'Heaven' Bring Sight To Others SAN PHAKCISCO. Aug. 9 that for 80 years served their original owner to- day brought partial sight to a middle-aged man'and a youth, and the surgeon said complete vision might be theirs. The eyes' were those of Mrs. Margaret Carr, who died at Berkeley at the use of 80 last July 31 after murmuring: "This Is Three days later the corneas of her eyes, preserved by re- frigeration, were transplanted to the sightless eyes of the Rev. U. E. Harding, Portland, Ore.. Nazarene, minister, who had been blind 43 years, and Arthur Morion, Sacramento pianist, Today the surgeon, who would not permit use of his name, entered Mr. Hardtng's room, and removed the bandages from his right eye. "I can the minister cried. "I can see your fingers and count them! I can see col- ors.'' He trembled and wept for Joy. The surgeon strode to Nfor- lon's room and uncovered, the eyes that had been sightless since 1M2. Morton gazed up at the doctor. "Things are blurred red- he whispered. "But I can Then he fainted. For Nazi Children WASHINGTON, Aug. Arnold of Nuremberg, Ger- many, receivM an American patent today for "toy hand grenade." O'Paniel Prepares To Form Business Advisory Council PORT WORTH, Aug. conferences prepar- atory to formation, of a gover- nor's business advisory council will be started by him this W. Lee Q-Daniel the democratic gubernatorial nomi- nee, said today before.his de- parture for Austin and San An- tonio. Arrangements a suite of offices In a downtown build- ing are to be nude by O'Danlel upon his return, and soon as his headquarters have been moved the conferences are to get un- der way. People from all of life, and from all sections of the are to be invited lo the conferences, O'Danlel said, and will be asked to give the nomi nee their Ideas about any pr tem of slate government which they are Interested. O'Danlel Indicated Inn at least the skeleton of the bust- ness advisory council which He has promised to up after his Inauguration will be selected from among those who partici- pate In the Informal confer- ences. Corrigan Survives Minor Casualties NEWARK. N. J., Auj. Little Doug Corrigan survived his latest manhandling today with only minor casualties and, as he put It, hid a lot of fun but still no Job. Thf reception a affair by the city of Newark and SO organizations, wound through ten miles of city strech and five hours of Umi. It Serves 'Em Right, The Rats CHICAGO, Aug. bandits robbed Raymond Kahn of as he sat In his automo- bile and then broke his glasses so he couldn't see the license number of their car. But, they forgot to ask him if he had any more money, so he didn't mention hidden under a seat Hod To Get It Off His Chest FAIRMONT, W. Va Aug. Itvenc, 66-year-old miner blast- ed himself. to death In bed today by setting off several sticks of dynamite he had placed upon his chest. Coroner Guy Uttcrback said. traUed Charles Sawyer, and Governor Carl f. Bailey... of Arkansas held a. small lead over E. A, The figures nere; ARKANSAS Caraway, McCIellan, 17. id 526 precincts out of 2002. Bailey, coci In 81S precincts. OHIO Buckler, White in preeineu out of 8.SOI. Taft Day in precincts. Sawyer Dayey 058 precincts..' fragmentary from Idaho showed Senator James P.- Pope, pro-RoosCTelt candidata for democratic reno'mlnation ing D. Worth Clark 3.24S to la 52 precincts otrf ot'tpi Governor R.1 L. Cochfan of Neb- .rjfka term led c. Kidke in the there. Senator... B.ulkit} carried Presi- dent Roonvett's perswial endorse- ment' for renomlnation on the democratic ticket. Both he and his opponent, former Governor Oeorje White, conducted quiet based generally oh approval of ad- ministration policies. In ArkMM., Mn. ker, made ranch if UK (act that PreiMrat KMKreif referred to >sr_ "my M white vMUnr the recently. The Me iwie, the ttii, whether .Arkuau WMU the EowertU fratram. And ibe wetted iht hid beta the target eurftalgn U "indermine Her Rep. John L Mc- CIellan, pooh-poohed her interpre- tatlon of Mr. Roosevelt's {Utemect asserted he was Just 'as 'loyal lo the administration is Mrs. Cara- way. but that he woiild "not, be rubber, stamp." A third candidate J. Rosser Venable, In Ar- kansas the democratic nomination. U the same electfon. Out In Idaho Senator James P. Pope, democrat, made ihlj record: of importing administration mea- sures in. Issue In defending his seriate seat against Rep. D. Worth Clark, self-styled conservative 'dem- ocrat. Clark repeatedly asserted that he wu not a "blind follower" of the administration. There .WOT primary efccUna b Nebnika to., bit they were antrtaU; feiokt of national braes. Of. fint interest was the effort of drernor K. L. Caeh- raa, democrat, to abdtn a third term. He was opfoxd by C. Kadte, with the backing of former Governor Charto W. Bryan. Ohio's senatorial primary, despite ISs national was ail-but co- scured by a strenuous battle for the democratic gubernatorial re- nomination between Governor Mar- tin L. Dayey and Charles Siwyer. Davey. who was denounced by the C. L O. after sending troops Into the steel towna during last year'5 strike, pitched tls campaign on the maintenance of 'law and or- der." He called Sawyer a "puppet" of John L. Lewis. 108 New Advertisers In this issue are advertising: messages from 108 new advertisers that took space in this newspaper in response to solicitations from Reporter-News employes during their "Brown Derby" Contest. Many services and products not advertised reg- ularly in these columns can be found among tha s.ew advertisers. May we urge yon to carefully read each of the ads and respond to any that offer a product or service yon need. 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