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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' NEW5MKR VOL. LVII, NO. 74 Inn IVf> REVERSING 'HANDS OFF' POLICY- "WmfOLiT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, FOURTEEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Lee O'Daniel Endorses Six State Candidates IN FIRST DIRECT FD Calls For Georgia Senator's Defeat BACKED BY FD President Roosevelt, In a speech at Warm Springs, said he hoped that Lawrence S. Camp (above) of Atlanta, running on an administration platlprm against Sen. Waller P. George, would be the next senator from Georgia. Sales Crusade Plans Launched, Committees For Campaign Named ;At Board Meeting Committees tor-make, further plans -for Abllene's Salesman's Cru- sade were named by the board of directors at a round-table meeting at Hotsl Woolen last night. The group discussed general aspect! of the crusade, then select- ed the committees to begin detail work immediately. T. E. Kuykendall, Howard Mc- Mahon, W. V. Witbeck and J. B. Grlssom were named to a commit- tee to select a sales director, who will receive a salary, to execute the campaign. It will re-convene to- day. Work WM itarted last night by a committee composed of Witbecli, R. C. Clark, Rarrey Hayes and W. S. Wagley, ap- pointed to make arrangements for the printing of ban- ners, stickers and other sup- plies. They agreed to have all this work done by Abilene firms. H. J. Moreland, W. P. Wright, E. P. Mead and Clark comprise a committee to arrive at the assess- ment to be asked each merchant participating In the .crusade. Last night it was roughly estimated that only 'S600 would be needed, this to be divided among all businesses of the town in proportion to the size of their establishments. O. w. Waldrop was elected gen- eral chairman of the crusade, and L. C. Jennings was named secre tary- treasurer. Presiding for last night's meet- me responsioiuiy of a legislate ing was T. E. Kuykendall. Another to the president, when that presl meeting was slated lor Monday dent is his party chief. "To carry out my responsibility as president H'is clear that there should be co-operation between members of my own party and he said. "That Is one of the essentials of the psrty -form of govern- ment." evening. The directors decided to post- pone setting c! the opening date, which will likely be some time In the week after next. Shanghai Feels Terrorist Raids SHANGHAI. Aug. agitators today opened a terrorlsllc celebration of uy ,lls parcnis "Mickev" ihe anniversary of the outbreak of the zoo's two-day-old Indian wafcr Chinese-Japanese warfare In Shang- buffalo, was an unwanted baby un "I keepers remembered Two bombs, thrown at a Japanese Jersey cow. They moved the-lilt! cotton l back Into Uie street wni-. killed and la injur Asserts Senior Solon Is Not Of Liberal School Incumbent Quickly Accepts Challenge For Primary Race BARNESVILLE, Ga., Aug U- Roosevelt for the. first time called vigorously today for for the defeat of a democratic senator he feels does not meet the tests of llberallsm-and his chal- lenge was promptly accepted. SITS ON PLATFORM Mr. Roosevelt told cheering thou- sands here for a rural electrifica- tion celebration he felt Senator Walter P. George should not be re- turned to the seat he his occupied 18 years and added firmly "I most assuredly would vote for Lawrence Camp" In Georgia's September 14 primary. Senator George sat on the plat- form through the president's speech and at Its conclusion walked to the party chief, shook hands with him and said: "Mr. EcKWvelt, I regret that you have taken this occailon to question my democracy and to attack my public record. 1 want you to know that I accept the challenge." In making the young federal dis- trict attorney from AUanta his choice for the office, the chief executive frowned also on the can- didacy of former Governor Eugene Taunadge. He did not mention the fourth man in the race "Wil- liam G. McRae, Atlanta attorney and Townsend plan advocate SEPOND SPEECH (It was the second Georgia tpeech of the day for the oound president who-is returning from a cross-country vacation and s Pacific.fishing cruise. At Athens he received an honorary doctorate of from the state university, renewed previous appeals for a sharp Improvement In southern economic standards and called for "constant progressive action" In the national government. Mr. Roosevelt fretfuently caUed George "my friend" and said he "is beyond doubt a jen- tleman and a scholar" bat I am Impelled to make It clear that on moit public questions he and I do not speak the same tan- nage." Senator George fought the su- preme court reorganization plan the executive department reorgan- ization and the wage-hour bill as well as some lesser administration proposals. Camp as well as George sat on (he platform while the chief execu- tive look the offensive for the first time In this year's primary battles. Heretofore he has said good words for administration stalwarts but has not publicly sought tho defeat of Incumbent dissenters. EXPLAINS ACTION After saying "my friend, Ihe sen- ior senator from this stale, can not in my Judgment be classified as Mlonging to liberal school of the president proceeded to an exposition of his conception 5f the responsibility of a legislator Farmers Cheer Attack On Tariff Extension Service Economist Speaks To 400 On Current Agricultural Problems Paul G. Haln'es. economist and organization specialist for the Texas extension service, drew the applause of WO Taylor county farmers-Thurs- day In a discussion of current problems facing agriculture" United SUtes tariff laws were the principal targets of his blasts Ginners Praise Pact fow Adopts Orphan PHILADELPHIA, Aug. II.-W- by his parents, "Mickey; buffalo to the dairy farm and gave him lo the cow. She took to him right away and vice versa. Houston Man Sits On Window Ledge, But He Doesn't Jump HOUSTON, Aug. Wells, 26, sa: on a window ledge on the 31st floor ot skyscraper here today and threatened for 30 minutes to Jump before he was talked out of the leap. Thousands gathered In Ibc street as Welts and his rej- cners argued. "It's no use. I'm going lo die he said. "I can't get a Job and they won't even let me in to sec my sick wife and new baby boy." Detective Lieut. L. B. Morrison pleaded "come on down. We won't take you to you will Just come inside jnd not we will ft you a will lake you to we your nUc and Arguments finally won. He crawjed baclc Into the building. The rescuers look him lo the hospital. Wells was permitted to visit his wife 30 minutes, but noth- ing was said about the Incident on the ledge. "I'm glad now I didn't do tt" Welts said as he left his wife's room. Tomorrow Lieut. Morrison Is go- Ing to keep his word about the Job going out with Wells to find one so he can take care of the little fellow at the hospital. It was explained at the hospital Mrs. Wells had been loo 111 to have even her husband visit her until today. FDR TAKES PART IN GEORGIA RACE President Roosevelt, returned only this week -from his vaca- tion cruise, again stepped back into the national political pic- ture more forcefully when yesterday he urged defeat of a Georgia senator who opposed the New Deal. Anson Man Named New President Of West Texas Ass'n ByHARRV HOLT The much discussed high tariff of the United States was bitterly assailed yesterday by speakers at the annual West'Texas' GJnners as- sociation which convened at the Hilton hotel. Bumis Jackson of Hlllsboro. :hairman of the statewide cotlon mprovem'ent committee, led the attack by terming the tariff a "two- edge sword" that Is pointed at cot- on growers. He added that the so-called barrier against limits Bit ex- ports. The reciprocal trade treaty with Secretary Hull has been (ottering was praised by Jack- sod, who said the only Amer- ican oposillon in the manufacturing areas of the North "that have profited off the South long enough." H. A. Roland of Anson was named iresldent of the glnners associa- lon to succeed W. J., Ely of Sny- der, who was named a state direc- tor. Buck Komcgay o( Winters, ust vice-president, also was named o the state board, and hLs place was filled by the election of Aubrey Kaufman. Ray Grisham of Abilene was named secretary, replacing Will Dom of Colorado. Other speakers at the session See GINNERS, Tf. 3, Col. 5 The Weather ABrLCSE and VklrUly: Tartly etorjdy, OKLAHOMA: Generally lair Friday FAST TEXAS: faltly cloudy, local Hindrrahoners exrfpl eslremt wialh por- 01 FTIdaj'; Saturday partly clflodj'. Cen- k moderate, easterly on the UE3T Tr.'.VAS: Partly rlonrfy, scalfer- d Ihandersrmwers In south portion Ftl- Saturday, partly cloudy. M.W MEXICO: Scattered Krtrtay. Saturday partly eloady; oarm- 1 portion Saturday. Kanie at tcmperalnre yesterday: M. IIOVR r. M. 1 M n i U 10 M '9 llrtrt-tfil and M 9; 78; dare 10J 73, x-M'rdir. (or si VoaVs tiKllnr m m> .01. He was cheered -in his unreserved condemnations'of the tariff wait "We've been taught that tariff laws have been passed to improve the American standard of he said. "They help only the 60 families.that control 90 per> cent of the nation's wealth. "The schbolboolu you studied and the ones jour children are studying told you that tariff b necessary. "Those teachings are S5 58 per cent lies." ftalnes defined a tariff as a law to keep out foreign .goods, keep In home goods, stop production of agri- cultural products, and throw pwple out of work. "European countries) have only two ways to buy American raw ma- he said. "Those are (1) with gold and (2) with their goods. "They don't have enough gold altogether to buy one 'American cotlon crop. And our tariffs make it impossible for them to send rood] here, "If you were to take a shipload of your cotton over to Europe and trade It to them for their goods, you would have to give the customs collectors'S3 per cent of your receipts when bringing them back into-the United states he This condition, he said, kills for- eign markets for American goods, although those foreign markets are See FARMERS, Pg. 7, CoL 6 Brief Showers Give Respite From Heat Biief showers fell from heavy skies yeslerday evening In Abilene leaving .M inch of moisture, and re- lieving Abllenlans from Ihe heat The temperalure dropped to 16 degrees. High for yesterday was M degrees. Stamford reported midafternoon showers totaling .42 Inch. No other showers were reported in this terri- tory. Buchanan Dam Blame In Flood Denied By PWA Soys Propaganda Used To Discredit Federal Project WASHINGTON, Aug. The Public Worlts administration denied ioday operation of .Buch- anan dam had contribute! ta recent flood on the lower Colorado river near Austin, Texas, and simultane- ously charged propaganda had been disseminated to discredit the fed- erally financed power project. A preliminary report of the situation by Harry W. Baahore, reclamation bureau engineer, said operation of the dad had "actually reduced the recent flood by one foot and did not contribute ta the inundation." The Bashore report, made public by Acting PWA Howard A. Gray, declared If the Buchanan dam gates had been op- ened two days earlier It would have reduced the flood by two feet end It the reservoir had been emptied the Hood level at -Austin would have been reduced by three feet, still leaving an eight foot flood. The estimate was based on the fact the flood stage at which dam- age begins on the lower Colorado river at Austin Is 21 The July flood reached a maximum of 32 feet. "While better preparations should have been made for emergency op- erations of Buchanan Ba- shore reported, "It Is doubtful If any careful forethought would .have had much effect in reducing the damages caused by a flood having volume W great as that of July, 1938 Commenting on the report, Gray, declared "original water flood .In Julj hardly reached the of propaganda lowed by peraoni with axes to Gray expressed sympathy for residents of Colorado river low- lands who suffered property loss, and added that they had been "vlc- :lmized by deliberate campaigns of distoriton, engineered by persons with their own purposes to serve." He declared Individuals and or- ganizations to public power distorted facts In an attempt to dis- credit federal participation'hi aid- ing public ownership ot the utility. "I he asked, "If the propaganda wootd have been as loud If the dam bad beta com- pleted and operated by the private utilities they planned It and started the pro- duello n of power for private In his report Gray, Bashore concluded the completed Inks dam and partially completed Marshall Ford dam on the lower Colorado river had no effect on the July flood depth at Austin. AUSTIN, Aug. ll.-flrV-Lower Colorado river authority officials expressed gratification today at re- ports from Washington in which the Public Works administration denied operation of Buchanan dam's gates caused the recent Colorado river flood. "We are very glad Uley were able to- study the flood and" make a re- Mrt so Ularente Mc- Donough, the authority's manager. 'It will give the public correct In-, formation as to operation of the dam." Corrigan, Plane 'Alone At Last' NEW YORK, Aug. M.-Wv-Alone .it last, with the roar of welcoming receptions behind him, Douglas Corrigan went baclc to his first love wlay tinkering with his trans-Atlantic flying machine. The 31-year-old flier returned rom Washington, D. c., as an alr- ine passenger and hurried to Roosevelt Field. SETS TEXAS POLITICAL PRECEDENT The amazing W. Lee O'Dan- lei, who rode Into the Texas democratic nomination for gov- ernor on the strains of a hill- billy band, set another political precedent last night when'he endorsed a slate of candidates for offices. He said "Thousands of my friends have uked who I fa- vored for these Atlantic Flight Taken Casually German Transport 1 n Non-Stop Berlin To New York As Demonstration was explained, the feasibility of all service, between Germany and America. But so unheralded and casual was the flight it had been under way -hours before It came to the public's notice. By'one of atliiirm'i Iponttr, Al Williams, the feat waa de- scribed as "one of the most significant developments in modem He stressed that Alfred Henke, the skip- per; and his crew of three had made the trip In a land plane, not a seaplane or flylnt boat. A scheduled immediate relum trip __ was postponed because of minor trouble with the cowling and hydraulic propeller brake on the Inboard starboard motor. Henke said the motor trouble was minor and he hoped to get away on the easier return trip, with all winds speeding his plane home- ward, in a couple of flays. Deutsche. Lufthansa, the German airline company, aaM Henke had brought the 19-ton plane over merely to demon- strate the ease with which the flight could be made. The ma- chine carried extra fuel 'tanks and no It had three hours of fuel left. The transport U not unlike the American manufactured Douglas 'DC-31 21-passenger plane In ap- xarance. except that U employs four gasoline motors Instead ot two, sung In wing nacelles. Not so well streamlined as American transports, the Wulf Is 18 feet long and has a wlngspread of 168 feet. The top of the cabin Is 24 feet above Ihe ground. New Texas Drivers AUSTIN. Aug. driver's licenses bureau officials said today 243334 permits have been issued since last September when enforcement or tt-.a law requiring examinations for applicants began. Grass Growing Over Dust Bowl, But Rain Needed WASHINGTON, Aug U Grass is growing In much of the "dust bowl'' region of Ihe western plains, but agriculture department officials are not ready to accept this as a sign that "better days" are here for the area. A year the bowl was scorched and hot winds whirled tons of rich soil skyward to torment much of tlie midwest with blinding dust storms. The "black blizzards" left desola- tion and despair In an area embrac- ing nearly acres ot Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming. Neb- raska, the Dakotas and Monlani. Then came winter snows and spring rains to replenish subsoil that had been deficient In mois- ture for five or six years. Grass, some native and some man-planted, began to thrive. Wheat seeded in Ihe fall developed and grew Info fair crops. Pastures provided feed supplies for livestock herds. Smiles spread over faces of those dust bowl fami- lies who had dung to their farms. For the first time In years, they had a little extra cash and high hopes for more. During Ihe first five months of this year the amount of precipita- tion in the region was much high- er than a year ago and slightly above normal. But then the rains stopped. Dur- ing July and the first week of Aug- ust, there were signs new drought might be developing. The weather bureau reported this wek that mois- ture was badly needed In Kansas and some other areas In Ihe south- ern plains. "It Is too dry for farmers to do plowing for fall seeding of wheat." said J. B. Klncer, crop specialist. "However, there Is plenty of time vet. Farmers can plant wheat as needed rains will come before that tune." Taylor County .State Agent Talks Before 3QO People At Buffalo-Gap BUFFALO GAP. Aug. hundred persons participat- ed In Rally Day activities lor county's home demonstration clubs today In the Presbyterian en- campment Mildred Horton, vice director of the .Texas extension service and state home demonstration agent was main speaker. Paul G. Hatoes economist and organization special-' tst for the extension service, ad- dressed the women during tie' aft- emon on the subject of farm or- ganiallon. Miss Horton discussed the factors that.make country life enjoyable. "People have begun to realize the Importance of country life, that country life answers the demands of the people, and that ths country offers the most satisfactory way of life and the best place for whole .amily cooperation." she said. "Happiness b not a matter material ponmlonj, but a state of mfnd or a feeling of ac- complishing the continued "Each day we lee something beattlfil, hear something some- thing useful or beaillfa] ant read somelhtar beantlfBL" Opening the rally In mld-morn- Ing, Mrs. Jack Huchlni of North Park led the group In a singing session. Mrs. J. M. Hamilton made a talk of welcome and Introduced visitors, Mrs. WUlle Henderson led an afternoon sing song. During the afternoon session, stunts were presented by Ovalo, Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, Salt Branch Colony Hill, Wylle. Merkel, Union Ridge and North Part clubs. Salt Branch's stunt WM adjudged best, Buffalo Gap's second and merkel's third. Those present Included club women, their husbands, and several special guests. Music was given by the Joy Bors orchestra. Barksdafe Rites Re-set Saturday Funeral for T. H. Baritsdale. who died Tuesday afternoon, will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday instead of Friday afternoon. Laughter Funeral home, in charge ot arrangements, announced postponement of the service last night. The funeral will be held at Fairmont Methodist chvrch. t's Says Nominee, 'Not Polities' Next- Governor's Announcement In Radio Broadcast 70ET WOETH, Aug. In what he described "his first important W, O'Daniel, democratic nom- inee for gfoveraor, tonight -Ja a radio talk pive hU nnquali- titd indorsement to candi- dates for legislative, and judicial in OM runoff primary to htWArig.27. BlfSSQlGS i Those >ho were given the bleai- of the gubernatorial were: Stevenson for Heaten- Walter WoodaL attaniej, V. Temll for railroad ectmmiMian- er; Gifes lot UM com- flower; Jndfe Hichanl Crlti {or lie supreme Adn Itarrr for criminal anneals. In .Indorsing TJuilel completely reversed h3 previously announced "hands offr policy. is my first, Important O'JXnlel M lib announcement ot mi Indorsements over a state-wide net. "There will be mudi cnoelsai, but you wanted a bud- new administration, and tills is the we do things in business." Of Judge Crib and Judge OTJBtel "It U rny JS they have aerved well and that tiiey are fully qualified. I beller. tfcat our rtaie win be better terred bf re-decant them." into effect thin., Vr'. IliS Old Glory Farmer STAMFORD, .Aug. bolt of UgUniiig- struck Mta Stitt, 33, In the .mouth'this afternoon u prepared to go home ftSit work. Ing In a field, ran; down his spine, tore off shoes and killed him was cutting In a fleM four miles north of old Glory.when a thunderstorm came up. He had started to go home when the light- ning struck. He lived two and a half, mijea from Old Glory where he was born April ,H .1905. His body was taken to the Kinney Pimeral home here where It is being held pending rangementj. Survivors are the wife and five) children. His father, two brothen and two slsterj also.survive. TO BE MARRIED Aug. 11. Nfarle Wilson who plays dumb roles on tha screen, today announced that she would be married Oct. 51 to Nlclc Grtnde, film director. Miss Wilson met Orinde eral years ago when she an extra. Her auto ran out of guollne !n front of the direc- tor's home, blocktrg hi? drlvr. way. He came to her   

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