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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 11, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®fje Abilene Reporter“WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETOH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Byron ★★★ EVENING VOL LYM I, NO. 73. United Prni (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST ll, 193b—TWELVE PAGES AlMlltNI PMM (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Despite Congregation's Faith— BOY DIES IN CHURCH SEDALIA, Mo., August ll.—(UP)—Members of the congregation of the Rev. C. W. Swanson’s Pull Gospel church weie confident today that Lawrence Olson soon would rise to walk among them again, but the coroner and physicians who found the youth’s body lying upon the church altar shook their heads and said he was dead. Olson, a 14-year-old deaf mute, had lain on the altar 25 hours before the coroner, Dr. Gordon Stauf-facher, ordered that his body be taken to an undertaker. "But his body is yet warm,” the Rev. Swanson protested. "He will live again.” “He is dead,” Dr. Stauffacher said. The youth came to the church from his farm home near Warrensburg, Mo., 30 miles away. He had heard that the Rev. Swanson and his congregation possessed healing powers, and he asked that they Bray lo bring him speech and hearing denied him at irth. For more than a week he had met with the congregation each afternoon and they had prayer that "the demons that possessed his body be spirited away.” Then in the heat of the afternoon, with 50 members of the congregation praying in unison, Olson collapsed. Prayers rose to shouts in the little gray stucco church. “The demons are leaving his body,” said the Rev. Swanson. The youth went into convulsions. Six men fought to hold him rigid. Soon he became inert. Blood trickled from his nose and ears. The congregation continued to pray. The Rev. Swanson opened his Bible to the ninth chapter of Mark. He began to read Word spread through the town that the youth was lying dead upon the altar. Curious throngs crowded into the church, but the congregation continued to pray. The members remained through the night. Finally Dr. Stauffacher called an undertaker. “I could tell at first glance the boy was dead,” he said. "I believe he died a few minutes after his attack yesterday. It apparently was an attack of epilepsy.” AFTER SECRET TAKEOFF IN RAID BY JAPS- American School Bombed GINNERS'GUEST In keeping with a precedent established last year, L. B. Jackson, chairman of the program committee, arranged to have the Goddess of West Texas as special guest at the West Texas Ginners association luncheon at the Hilton hotel today. The guest is Wynona Keller of Snyder, shown here, who was accorded her title at the Sweetwater water festival. nese. Adjacent rivedside structures were set on fire by the bombs and the blazes were brought under control only after a three-hour battle by firemen. A Reuters (British news agency) dispatch from Hankow to London Girdler Assails 'Legal Barrier' To Labor Talks Steel Executive Criticizes Civil Liberties Probe WASHINGTON, Aug. ll.— (AP) — Tom Girdler, telling Republic Steel corporation’s version of last summer’s steel strikes, bemoaned today what he described the legalization of barriers between labor and management. “Back in 1919,” the corporation chairman told the senate civil liberties committee, "you were commended if you had close relations with your men, if you let them tell ; you what they thought and told ' them what you thought. HE DEMANDS PROBE “Now It’s an unfair labor practice if you tell them what you think.” Girdler, chairman of the board of Republic Steel, demanded a senate investigation of "violence and intimidation” by the C. I. O. in last summer’s "little steel” strike. Criticizing the senate civil liberties committee investigation of the strike as being “onesided,” the blunt-spoken steel executive declared it would be only fair to subpoena C. I. O. records to show to what use the steel workers organizing committee put a 11,500,000 fund. said Girdler, last of more than 300 witnesses examined in connection with the widespread 1937 strike, said in a prepared statement he had heard “an undercurrent of rumor for months that because our company signed no contract with the C. I. O., the real purpose of the present session was to ’smear Republic Steel corporation, crucify Tom Girdler and whitewasn the | C. I. O. Girdler asked Chairman LaFol-lette (prog-Wis) for permission to read his statement before being questioned by committeemen. La-Follette denied the request, saying such permission had been refused other witnesses. The chairman added, however, Girdler could offer the statement later for introduction into the record. DEFENDS CONTRACT STAND The board chairman said he aa*, filing with the committee the record of 550 cases of "violence and intimidation by the C. I. O.” Republic, he said, is “prepared to produce hundreds of witnesses to support these charges." "In view of these facts," he said in the statement read to the committee. “I    respectfully insist that the committee investigate the violations of the civil rights and liberties of American citizens by the C. I. O.” Girdler vigorously defended his action in refusing to sign a contract with the S. W. O. C. last year. It was this action, coupled with similar refusal by other "little steel” companies, which brought on the 1937 strike. He said    Republic officials were .    * convinced that, (Ii a majority of tlOTS *ealn6t rr,ncls C,rr0" f ” their employes "did not want us statement read today to the jury to sign ’; (2) that such a contract hearing Carroll’s trial on a charge was “the first step toward a closed of murdering a country doctor. be the    closing    event.    W.    J.    Ely    of    growers    should decide    on    one    var-    [ shop    and    the check-off," and (3)    The    statement by Dwyer    said    that Snyder, president    of    the    association.;    iety    that    has the    following    quali-    that    the C. I. O was "not under I Carroll    once    tried    to    extort    $50,000 Nazi Plane Reaches U. S Chinese Fear Toll Over 500 Casualties Count Impossible Until Wreckage Cleared HANKOW, China, ugA. ll. — (P) —Japanese air raiders killed an undetermined number of Chinese today on the campuses of the American Church (Episcopal) mission’s Boone university and St. Hilda’s Girls’ school at Wuchang. Twenty-seven planes heavily bombed Hanyang and Wuchang, across the Yangtze river from Hankow. provisional Chinese capital, in the afternoon raid. 500 FEARED DEAD Preliminary' estimates placed the total casualties in the two cities at more than 500 but it was feared the toll would be much higher as rescue squads dug desperately in the wrecks of buildings. One bomb scored a direct hit on the Boy Scout building of Boone university, where a number of Chinese civilians had taken refuge. Another missile exploded outside St. Hilda's, the concussion bowing in the walls. Preliminary estimates of the casualties placed the toll in Wuchang at 400 and in Hanyang at IOO. Of the three Wuhan cities—Wuchang. Hanyang and Hankow escaped punishment. An accurate count of the dead and injured was Impossible until rescue squads and completed the task of clearing the wreckage of a hundred houses and a large school building in which it was feared 200 civilians took refuge during the raid.    !    All attendance records for the grow all the cotton we want to Hanyang s crowded waterside boat    Wes* Texas Cotton Ginners asso-    and we ll get    on    the    right colony suffered heavily as bombs    elation were broken this morning    foot,” he said, falling at the confluence of the as 321 Sinners from all sections Disadvantages of cotton pro-Han and Yangtze rivers sank more of state gathered at the Hilton duction in this section are, briefly, than a score of junks killing and    ^otel f°r th* annual convention.    lack of moisture,    and    short    grow- wounding approximately IOO Chi- I The Previous mark of 240 was es-    ing season, he said. tablished in 1937. Election of offi- Too many varieties of cotton are cers, to be held this afternoon, will oeing planted. Heard said, and Considerable mystery made of preparations for the non-stop flight from Bremen to the United States of Germany's largest and fastest land plane, of the Condor type shown above. An unexplained delay, whifh postponed the departure, produced rumors that a highly distinguished German planned to fly as the only passenger and that the plane would carry an important message. The Condor planes are all-metal, 26-passenger, 4-motor Diesel-powered, monoplanes. They have roomy accommodations with the latest conveniences, such as the comfortable double seats and table service pictured in the interior view below. ATTENDANCE BREAKS RECORDS AT ANNUAL GINNERS' PARLEY Delegates to Pick New Officers After Hearing Improvement of Cotton Urged AU attendance records for the Extortion Try Laid to Carroll Paul Dwyer Says He Typed Letters For Ex-Officer SOUTH PARIS. Me, August ll. —(UP)—Paul (Buddy) Dwyer added extortion to his list of accusa- was in charge of the morning session. SANDEEN, HEARD SPEAK D. A. Bandeen, manager of the ties: Quick growing, storm-proof, J responsible leadership and that from_a former employer uniformity of staple, spinning qual ity, and 15-16 to one-inch staple. communistic influences were dom!- | nating its activities today said five employes of the wpst Texas chamber of commerce, American Boone college in Wu- and M E Heard, head of the textile chang were killed when a Japanese en8*n<*ring department of Texas bomb landed in the school s com- I Technological college, were princi- pound. Russian Guards Fight Prisoners- SHANGHAI. Aug. ll. (UP)- Predict Rain Here Tonight pal speakers this morning. Burrus Jackson, chairman of the statewide cotton improvement committee, was to be prinicipal speaker at the afternoon session. Mayor W. W. Hair, who gave the _    address of welcome, drew a round    er were predicted tonight    for    Abi- Russian “guards    fought with "more    of aPPlause frpm thp ginnprs when ’ lene and West Texas, than    200    members    of the    Chinese ;    Le_ 8fresf*d !m^tanCe,.?Lre~am"    Rainfall ranging frorfl light    sprin- Thundershowers and cooler weath- It's Elegant Name . WOCUS Ore., August ll —(UP)— Yesterday this town’s name was Rabbit Flat. Today its name is Wools, which means “Water Lily.” Residents thought Rabbit Flat too vulgar. Woe us, they decided, gave the town the elegance it deserved. “last battalion” today in the concentration camp of the International Settlement. The uprising was quelled after three Chinese were killed and more than IOO injured. A number of Chinese prisoners were said to have escaped. Sports Writers to Dine Here Tonight ing foreign trade for West Texas fcies ^ a half inch had been recotton The response was by Rome- ; ported north and WPSt of AbUene gay. W. W. Porter of Colorado said | morning the invocation. Three "needs" of the cotton industry were pointed out by Bandeen, namely: To conserve and reserve the water supply in West Texas; to overcome certain discriminations afflicting the cotton industry, and to improve quality of cotton. URGES CONSERVATION He stressed the need of a far-j reaching conservation program. Sports writers who are in Abilene adding that the contest sponsored this year by the WTCC is a step in that direction. Already 70 counties have entered 55 million acres of land in that contest and will demonstrate 24 types of conservation. Bandeen said. ABILENE and vicinity:    Mostly    cloudy, probably cooler tonight. WM! Texas: Partly cloudy, probably scattered showers    in Colorado, Hermleigh.    Roscoe and    north and east portions tonight and Fri- gwpeta'nter Hart    thnii'er?    oarlv    trvinv    tlay. cooler in extreme north potrton    to- Qweeiwaier naa    snorers    early    toaa>,, mKht w*rmfr in panhandle Friday. While Slightly heavier fall was reg- East Texas: Mostly cloudy, probably lo-istered at Snyder, Ralls and eros- c*> thundershowers In north and e*t*me 1 east portions tonight and Friday; cooler In northwest portion tonight byton. to cover the state boxing tournament of the TA AF will be guests of the Sportsman club at a dinner tonight at the Hilton. The affair starts at 6:30 o’clock. Reservations had been received this morning from a number of scribes. The program xviii be informal, announced M. Shaw, president of the Sportsman club. The suggestion that West Texas be allowed to work out its own problem was made by Heard in his discussion. * Turn us loose and * let us It was sprinkling in Rotan and heavy clouds brought threats of more moisture. Hearing Ordered On Fisher Field AUSTIN, Aug. ll.—(^1—The railroad commission today had ordered a hearing Aug 23 in Austin to determine whether special field rules are necessary for oil conservation in the L. G. Bennett area. T. T. & C. ► survey in Fisher county. The area is known as the Forest Pool, three gjr ti>*n*0,*etfr miles southwest of Rotan . Highest temperature yesterday ....96 Lowest temperature this morning . .76 temperatures! the defendant. Wed. Thure. ! __ p.m. a.m. 04 Dwyer previously had charged the ousted deputy sheriff with rommitting the murder for which Dwyer himself is serving a life term, and on incest with a daughter before Dwyer seduced her. The statement was identified by Atty. Gen. Franz U. Burkett as having been given to G-Man Charles P. Pelletier by Dwyer at Thomaston state prison last June 7. Dwyer In the statement admitted typing two extortion notes to George R. Morton, president and manager of the South Paris Manufacturing company, for whom Carroll formerly had worked 15 years, but said he did so only when Carroll threatened his life. Special Prosecutor Ralph M Ingalls objected to introduce mn of testimony about the extortion plot as extraneous to. the murder case, but Chapman said it was necessary to show Dwyer’s "animus” toward Wife of Crowley Sues for Divorce 11.Karl A. 79 79 78 78 77 76 ™ DALLAS. Aug so Crowley, defeated candidate for M governor, faced suit for I'.ivorce to-*9 day. Mrs. Annie Crowley of Dallas, .. ss wife of the former postoffice solici-”'*27 tor, filed the suit yesterday asking a so p m. 6:30 a.m. 12 39 p m i $100 a month support for their 11- Wet Thermometer 12 Relative humidity    43 90 74 48 year-old .son until he reaches the age of 16, 'ONCE THERE WERE TWO IRISHMEN-' BUT THIS IS ANOTHER PAT AND MIKE SAN ANTONIO, August ll-.— (UP)— The Texas National Guard is plus two recruits today for the Third army training and maneuvers now going on at Camp Buhls The recruits are Pat and Mike O’Daniel, 18 and 19-year-old sons of W. Lee O’Daniel, the future governor of Texas. It all happened yesterday when the two boys accompanied their father to the big ceremonial proceedings on the maneuver grounds, when “headquarters’’ was visited by the governor-to-be of Texas, and the future governor of Oklahoma, Leon C. Phillips. Pat -and Mike were idly loafing around headquarters of the 16th division of the Texas Na tional Guard when Maj. Gen. Claude V. Birkhead .commanding, stepped up and commissioned them second lieutenants in the outfit. The commissions won t become effective until they are 21, but there’s nothing to keep them from participating in the maneuvers, so just as soon as they go home to Fort Worth, make a few "arrangements.” and ask mother, they are scheduled to return to Camp Buhls, as soldiers in the mock war which will break out at dawn Sunday. Pat and Mike will have to join the Texas National Guard as rookies, however, before they can become second lieutenants, the adjutant general’s office said. They need not be privates long. In fact the instant they sign the enlistment papers and take that status they are eligible to promotion, if they meet age requirements. They returned to Austin last night from Camp Bulbs and left early today with their father, mother and sister for Fort Worth. Sales Crusade Session Tonight Directors to Fix Campaign Dates, Select Manager Organization of a Salesmen’s Crusade in Abilene will be made tonight at the Hotel Wooten by a board of directors appointed Tuesday morning. They will meet at 7:30 o’clock. First duty of the directors will be to elect a permanent chairman to serve throughout the campaign. T. E. Kuykendall was appointed temporary chairman to arrange the first meeting. TO ASSESS STORES In all probability the directors will select a salaried manager to handle the crusade. Starting time of the crusade and termination abo will be derided. Several board members indirsted this morning the move would start within the next IO days. After the permanent organization is formed assessments alii be fixed for all stores joining and a membership drive begun. Figured on the number of members, the assessments per store will raise the estimated $600 needed for expenses. At a meeting Tuesday morning, more than 125 heads of businesses in Abilene voted unanimously for a Salesmen’s Crusade. Directors elected were O. E. Radford, Howard McMahon, Ernest Grissom, Harvey Hays, Leroy Jennings, Ray Clark, John B. Rav T. E. Kuykendall. M. V. Witbeck, V. E. Behrens. W. S. Wagley, W. P. Wright. E. P. Mead, G. W. Waldrop, j Jack Simmons. Carroll Rogers and J. H Moreland. J. c. Hunter as president of the chamber of commerce agreed to act as an ex-officio member. Stowaway Locked Aboard Steamer KINGSTON. Jamaica, August ll. — (UP)—Because he was locked in a cabin of the steamer Santa Elena. Robert Stapp, 13-year-old "professional’’ stowaway, was unable to see the sights of Jamaica today. The boy said he had a good time at sea, however, because he had the run of the ship. Robert stowed away on the Santa Elena in New York a week ago, the third time he had stowed away on ships. Reich Reveals Flight Hours After Begun Mother Ship Waits To Service Plane For Return Trip NEW YORK, Aug. ll. (AP) —Completing the first nonstop flight between Berlin and New York westward over the North Atlantic ever attempted, the four-motored German transport plane "Brandenburg” came to rest on Floyd Bennett airport today at 1:53 p. rn. (Abilene time). BOSTON, Aug. ll.—(AP)— Nearing the end of her projected non-stop flight from Berlin to New York, the German airplane Brandenburg reported her position to the Radio Marine corporation at noon (Ahi lene time) today as 30 miles northeast of Boston. This position meant the plane had covered approximately 3,700 miles of the 3.942-mile air distance from Berlin to New York. CLOUDS HIDE PROGRESS The ship would not reach her destination as early as expected. An air ministry spokesman in Berlin had estimated the plane would arrive in New York at about IO to ll o’clock (Abilene time). The plane was no* sighted along the New England coast because of low hanging clouds. The Brandenburg reported she was flying at a height of 2.000 feet. Her last reported speed as about 155 miles an hour. If maintained, this would bring her Into New York about 1:30 p. rn. (Abilene time.) It was not until this afternoon in Berlin when the plane had been in the sir more than 18 hours, that a flight intended to show Americans the efficiency of nazi aviation was announced. GROOMED FOR WEEKS For weeks while the four-engined Foeke-Wulff plane of Condor type was being groomed at Staaken airport, officials denied stoutly that a New York flight was intended. Every effort was made to keep information from leaking. Officials at Floyd Bennett airport were prepared to receive the monoplane within 22 to 25 hours after its take-off. It was authoritatively announced in Berlin that the German fliers planned to return to Germany aa soon as possible after landing here. The German surface vessel Frtesen-land, mothership to the catapult planes with which Deutsche Lufthansa has been making commercial survey flights of the North Atlantic, was cooperating with the Brandenburg fliers. German officials at WARDEN'S— Traps Work —TOO WELL (By the Aaociated Press) HOLT MO.—A flustered bride-groom, late for his wedding, waited impatiently for the marriage license to be filled out. Finally he grabbed a paper from the Clay county recorder and rushed to the home of his intended bride. The waiting minister opened tha folded paper—it was a chattel mortgage on a sow and seven pigs. RALEIGH. N. C. — Game Warden J. Y. Eller of Pisgah national forest, seeking to count the number of deer In the forest, set out traps to catch and hold the animals — without harm—until they had been examined. The traps yielded: An irate hunter. A lady's handbag. Two em harassed young women in search of apples. BETHANY, Mo—The Rev. John Ward, Methodist minister, didn’t object when a couple routed him from bed at 3 a. rn. or when they told him after the marriage ceremony they couldn't pay him. But when the bridegroom asked to borrow money for a 500-mile trip to Illinois, his generosity ended. The answer was—no! KRBC in Texas Radio Network Mutual System Will Include 23 Other Stations KRBC. the Reporter-News station, today prepared to offer West Texas listeners a better service. The local station, on September 15, will join 23 other radio stations in Texas as members of the Texas State Network Inc., and the Mutual Broadcasting System. GRANT CHARTER From Austin last night came the announcement that a charter had been granted Eliott Roosevelt, Harry Hutchinson and Raymond Buck as incorporators of this all-Texas radio network venture. Hie deal had been developing for several weeks following a meeting in Wichita Fails attended by Max Bentley, KRBC manager, and Bernard Hanks, president of the Reporter Broadcasting company. With its culmination, stations In the following cities are ready to go as co-networkers and co-members of the Mutual Broadcasting System: Fort Worth, Dallas. Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, Beaumont, Corpus Christi. Weslaco. Austin, Waco, Tyler, Longview. Corsicana, Sherman. Paris; and in West Texas: Abilene San Angelo, Big Spring, Midland. Lubbock and Amarillo. Washington j Wichita Falls will be added when said the flight was sponsored by legal difficulties there are straight-Lufthansa and would replace one ened out, said Bentley. of the 12 catapult plane flights scheduled between the Azores and Port Washington, N, Y. WEATHER FINE It was 6:05 a. rn. Abilene time (1:05 p. rn. Berlin time) when the German news agency announced that the plane had left Staaken airport at 12:53 p. rn. yesterday (7:53 p. rn. Berlin time). In the first announcement, the agency said that the plane even then was over Newfoundland. The news was received after the plane had reported it was 'bout 450 miles 17 HOURS DAILY "These stations will be tied together 17 hours daily, with each an originating station.” reported Bentley. "The programming will be all live talent, much of it to be supplied from the Mutual basic stations, such as WOR in Newark, New Jersey; WLW, Cincinnati; WON, Chicago; WSM. Nashville, Tenn." The Texas key stations will be Roosevelt’s KFJV and Raymond Buck’s KT AT, in Ft. Worth; and WRR, in Dallas. “The No. I objective of the Texas was excellent, Capt. Alfred Henke and Capt. Ru northeast of Cape Race, Newfound- I state network,” Bentley pointed out, “will be to find Texas artists, to develop them, to offer them facili-dolph von Moreau, co-pilots of the | ties for their talent, to bring in plane, reported that flying weather timely programs from all sections was excellent and that they were of the state designed to exploit and foster its incomparable resources— to tell the story of Texas to Texans. No better ‘Salesmen’s Crusade' has ever been devised than that.” flying at 2.000 meters (6,560 feet). Murder Charged STEPHENVILLE, Aug. ll—(UP) —Mrs. Undree Phillips. 39, was charged with murder today in connection with the death of her husband. Charlie, who was killed late yesterday by a shotgun blast that struck him in the chest. The shooting occurred at the couple’s home. Volencio Bombed MADRID, August ll.— iJPb- Five insurgent bombers today raided the harbor district of Valencia. Fifty bombs fell but there were no casualties. Not o 'Big Shot' Yet— CORRIGAN DUE CO PILOT S JOB —After Being Forgiven Rain Halts Tennis MONTREAL, Ang. ll—(UP)— The inter-zone Davis cup matches between Australia and Japan were postponed today because of rain. WASHINGTON. Aug. ll. <£>)— Douglas Corrigan said today he By EDDY GILMORE WASHINGTON, Aug. ll. (AV Atlantic-spanning airplane and then to prepare for a regular job. Feted at a breakfast by Oswald Ryan, member of the civil aeronautics authority, Corrigan told a group of government officials he intended soon to accept a co-pilot’s job with an airline company (American Airlines). “Co-pilot?” an official asked. "I thought you’d be a bigger shot than that.” Corrigan to an Irishman named Dennis Mulligan: "I didn’t do anything for aviation, but my plane did.” Beamed Mulligan, director of the federal air commerce bureau, to the man whose flying license he had suspended “what about explaining your conduct?” Corrigan: "There’s nothing much to explain except that I flew on the wrong end of the nettle of the “No.” smiled the unassuming compass and got to Ireland instead flier, “I guess it’ll be a long time before I'm a bit shot.”    I    See    CORRIGAN,    Pf.    ll,    Col.    5 *> S ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 11, 1938