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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' OWN NEW5MKR VOL. LVIII, NO. 15. "WITHOUT. OK WITH OFFENSE TO FKfJWDS.OR FOES WE SKETCH WORLD'EXACTLY AS-W From Giggles To Gigolo Wynn's Bride Lilies To Dance, He Doesn't; So She Hires Partner ABILENE, TEXAS. _SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1938, -TEN PAGES PRICE FIVE GENTS "Ed Is old 'and I'm young. It's making a wreck of de- clared the 27-year-old wife of Ed Wynn, left, explaining wh'f she separated from the giggling comedian, who Is 52. She llket to dance and Wynn doesn't. Shi hired a gigolo. One result Is the bandaged, blistered feet she dis- plays In the photo at right. The H-monlh bride of the bespect- acled funnyman Is pictured as ahe relaxed after a strenuous round of dancing. CAPITAL'S WHIRLING- And What Next, O'Daniel? 'ni Blessings Of Chief Pondered O'DANIEL 'Hand Of Esau, Voice Of Jacob' ABILENE _ Hr RAV DAVIDSON "The hsnil of Esau tut pi-Jacob." Abl- Iri the morning papers of the recent action'of the governor-nominee. It was but one of many remarks made by Abilene people after the flour man's unprecedented action. Majority of the people Interviewed last night reacted unfavorably to llw next governor's action. Etheridge, tor example, showed his disapproval by placing a big sign on the front ol Ms- Oak street store. It read: out sale on Hill Billy flour." Last night he disapproved of his action and was taking his flour off slock. He said other merchants' were doing likewise. Roy Kendrlck, Callahan county chairman, also referred to the scripture In stating his disapproval. 'The people here, and I'm sure all over Texas, are wild with and disappointment and feel that they Veen clearly betrayed by you as was our Savior betrayed by Judas." he said In a letter' to Men on the street were at a loss for words-In many cases. Most of them could only say, "I saw anything like One man said he was going to start a have Tom Hunter run on an independent ticket In the general election. Another, when asked If he thought O'Daniel was bought, shook hts head rather sadly. "No, I don't think he was he said. "But he might is well have been." There were quite a few Atilenlani to say that they felt it to be O'Danlels complete rijht to express his preferences In the run-off primary. Among them were persons who did not support him in the first primary. Others said that they would make It a point to scratch the names of the six men approved by O'Daruel. Heading the Taylor county delegation to the state convention will be tour W. Wilson, W. E. Martin Lindsey P. Walden and Eth- trldge. One of that quartet said list night they would, as a group, Issue 1 statement to the press. Indications were' that they will not disown O'Daniel. Etheridge, only one of the'group contacted last night, said O'Daniel Is "politically dead." He added that It was useless for the nominee to 'try to dictate to the and wired O'Daniel to that effect Commission May Reconsider Hike In Minimum Water Rate .The city commission may recon- sider the Increase In water rates effected a week ago by reduction of the minimum from to 3 000 for ?l. Discussion around the council table yesterday Indicated as much the Increase may be worked out on another basis r.nd made ef- fective with October billings, instead of September. The mayor and commissioners were agreed that there has ocen much dissatisfaction over the In- crease, which amounted to 30 cents per meter for all persons using 5.000 gallons or more. Under th2 ordi- nance pissed last week, only the minimum was changed, the rete remaining at 15 cents per ftbove the minimum. Declaring that he is not wholly committed to this Idea. Mayor Hair discussed this proposal: mini- mum for II, a 5 cent raise per gallons above the minlmu.n. The commission sessio.) was hardly underway beforj Commis- sion erBcasley brought ur the matter. "I'm against taxing every meter 50 cents a month: I believe Ite raise should be In proportion to the amount of water said Beasley. "Everj-whcre I go, some- body Is fussing about water he declared. Passed on second and final read- Ing yesterday was the ordinance to require the butchering of all melts tn the municipal abatloir or an ab- Utolr meeting similar standards of sanitation, the Inspection ol all meats sold as food in Abilene and I creating the office of municipal meat Inspector. will become effec- tive following publication car- ries a penalty for persons found guilty of selling uninspected meats In Abilene. Yeor's First Bale Ginned At Bailinger BALLINGER, Aug. The first bale of cotton ginned in Bailinger this season came out of the gin this morning about -11 o'clock. The bile was from JS30 pounds of snap cotton and after ginning weighed pounds. The cotton was raised on the MIddlcton and Crockett farm near Balllnjer and was brought Into the Ballinger Cooperative Gin Thurs- day afternoon. Late today it had not been sold, because the govern- ment tags required for selling the cotton have.not ten Lksaed here. German Fliers To Return Saturday NEW YORK, Aug. Germany's long-distance fliers "do not disturb" signs on their bed- room doors tonight In preparation for 21-hour return flight to Ber- lin tomorrow. Their four-engincd monoplane, awaited them at Floyd Bennett field where they ar- rived yesterday after a night of 24 hours, 56 minutes froai the German capital. On Will Be Elected'''' By HOWARD C. MARSHALL AUSTIN, Aug. .head whirling, the capital leaned back tonight and 'wondered what next would be forthcoming from the astonishing Port Worth flour mer- chant, W. Lee O'Daniel, democratic nominee for governor, .His action last night in endors- ing six candidates for Important state offices aroused Interest In political and governmental circles surpased this year only by his nomination in the July 23 primary over 11 opponents after a six-weeks campaign. The speculation considered whether the men to whom he had given an approving nod would be elected and the effects on his political position and leglilallve program. Opinions.by government officials, members of Ihe legislature and other polilicians were varied wftli few found willing lo be quoted. Some said the O'Daniel "bless- ing" would mean election for. the six chosen ones and an harmonious relationship with the legislature; others took' the position his en- dorsement did not mean certain election for the sestet and would lead to stormy dissension.. His action was by a senate leader; "courageous In the extreme" by a high govern- ment official. Others commented It was "a serious political mistake" and a "blunder." Ramors of all sorts were fly- ing. By long distance telephone from Ms home In Fort U'orth, O'Danlel said he knew nothing about a reported conference attended by Cm P. Collins ol Dallas, O'Danlel's campaign manager, and six senators at which asjertediy the sUle of six runoff primary candidates was picked. In Dallas. Collins said the re- ported conlcrence was "news" to hinv Caplta! commentators expressed opjnions: That he had gained friends among the senators, without whose cooperation he could accomplish little. That If he could elect his choice for lieutenant-governor he would have a powerful nlly because the lieutenant-governor also is presi- dent and presiding officer of Ihe senate, appoints Important senate ccmmltlecs and often exerts much Influence on leglslalion. That If all the men he endorsed were elected he would have friends In key positions of the government and he would be possibly the first governor In Texas history to have real power. On Ihe othtr hand, persons believing he had erred suggest- ed that whereas before the en- dorsement "everyone for him and pledging coopera- after It he had a rtady- made set of enemies, that he had furnished for Ihe first time a real basis for (hat If his choices were not elected his presilje would suf- fer seriously. French Suspicious About Feverish German Army Maneuvers PAKIS, Aug. French government, alarmed by reports of huge military move- ments under way in Germany, today sought Information on Relchsfuehrcr Hitler's Inten- tions through French diplo- matic representatives abroad. THE REPORTS: That Hitler's army had requi- sitioned private automobiles, trucks, furniture vans and even municipal buses In Bavaria In connection with forthcoming autumn maneuvers. That more than German reservists had been called to the colors. That Germany was speeding up construction of fortifications on her French and Polish fron- tlers. things led lo fear (hat the nazls were greasing their war machine for use in case they to receive quick sat- isfaction from Czechoslovakia In the dispute the future status of Czechoslovakia's German minor- ity. Such ostentatious military preparations were In contrast with tlie nazl precedent ol swift and fact which paradoxically tended to ease French fears. Foreign- circles and most diplomats voiced a belief that the preparations were de- signed "intimidate" Czecho- slovakia, Fraice and Britain, but watched carefully the ad-' vires from Fremh diplomatic and secret agents In Germany. Thus, two possibly Interlock Ing explanations of the German manifestations emerged iii Paris; 1. 'The nazts wish to Impress the world with Sheir military power. 2. They wish to have their machine read? for use. In cisc. of trouble over the Sude- ten Germans' demands for autonomy In Czechoslovakia. At the same time, the French minister of interior, Albert 8ar- laut, wade known he taken measures to reinforce, the French counter-espionage serv- ice to deal with an Increasing number of spy cases, especially in the German frontier region where France's Maginot line of fortifications lies. DELIBERATING FIVE HOURS- Maine Jury Convicts 'Carroll In Slaying Of Aged Physician U.S. Marines In Encounter With Japanese Incident Starts Off Anniversary Of Chinese War SHANGHAI, Aug. An encounter between three Jaoanese and United States marines In the American defense sector of the in- ternational settlement today started off Shanghai's first the outbreak of Chinese-Japanese warfare here. Guns were lot there was no shooting. The marines disarmed the Japanese tamed them over to the settlement police. Gunnery Sergeant Milton C. Mar- vin of 'San Diego, Cal., patrolling a street deep within the United States defense sector, came upon a Shanghai defense force automobile halted In side -street. in the automobile, de- rnandlng of the neighbor- hood lower tile kuomlnlang (Chi- nese nationalist) flag, hoisted in observance of the war anniversary. Marvin reported he drew his fun and ordered the Japanese to sit down. The three Jap- anese trained their weapons .upon the sergeant. Then a marine appeared with an automatic rifle and the Jap- anese tamed their {runs. The Japanese denied connection with the Japanese army or navy. Yesterday bombs of .Japanese terrorists exploded In first dem- onstrations on the eve of the an- niversary. Two Chinese were killed and 15 injured when terrorists set off two bombs in a Japanese cotton mill In the Italian defense sector of the international settlement Two Chinese were injured in three other bomb attacks on Japanese prop- erty in the settlement. After one year's bitter war- fare in the YangUe ralley, Ihe Japanese hare fought their way 500 miles up the rivtr, iboul 300 miles from Hankow, the Chinese provisional capl- lal. Violent fighting- was reported to- day near Kongkew, 18 miles above Kluklang, where the Japanese have made a landing and seized heights. A bitter hand-to-hand battle en- sued and still was raging tonight. Kluklang Is 13i miles downriver from Hankow. TOKYO, Aug: (Saturday) Tension between Soviet Rus- sia and Japan increased today with a new -border incident born within 48 hours alter settlement of the dangerous Cnar.gkufens affair. The new trouble broke out on sparsely-populated Sakhalin bland, north of Japan, where Moscow and Tokyo divide con- _ trot At an isolated corner of Russo-Japanese boundary, Dn_ mtl (Japanese news agency) reported. Infantrymen of (he NKVD, Sorlet secret police, shot and wounded two Japanese po- Ifcemen. Adding lo the gravity of the In- cident, the policemen, one of whom was hurt seriously, were escorting RyuMchi Tashlrogl. a member of parliament, and "inspection party" near the border. Dome! said. The agency repotted the Soviets opened fire without warning. Hurricane Howls On Cuban Coast' Fla.. Aug. 12. small but "very danger- ous" hurricane roared through (he Caribbean sea off the western tip of Cuba tonight. The weather bureau reported the storm would move through the Yucatan channel tonight and enter the Gulf of Mexico. At 8 p. m.. Eastern Standard Time, the bureau reported. (lie dis- turbance was centered some 75 miles south of the extreme western tip of Cuba and was movin? west- northwestward at 18 to 20 miles an hour, an unusually fast pace for such storms. PRINCIPALS IN MAINE'S SENSATIONAL MURDER TRIAL Francis' E. 'Carroll, ex-deputy sheriff last night was found guilty In the .piurder of Dr. James G. Llt- tlefield in South Paris, Maine. Car- roll h shown at the right as he ap- peared on the witness stand to offer a lengthy alibi defense.. He was accused of the murder of pr. LittlefieW's. wife by Paul N. Dwyer, former sweetheart of .Car- roll's daughter, who Is a life' sentence for ihe crime. Dwyer Vshown at. the left. Barbara former peace. officer's daughter, Is shown below sunning'herself on the lawn of the Carroll home as the was recovering from a''momentary nerv- ous :collapse.- It was n- >iv the strain of the sensational revela- tions made at the .trial. his charge which re- pudiated a .previous confession of' the, j double slaying, said .Carroll's motive vts .the fict that Dr. Uttle- fieW knew of letters in which-Sar- purportedly MM her father had seduced her Schooley Speaks At Press Meeting SEYMOUR. Aug. Schools of journalism have an im- portant responsibility In training newspaper writers to "humanize knowledge" for their, readers, Herschel Schooley, head of the Journalism department at' Hardlri- Simmons university, said today. "The press Is the only agency for gathering and disseminating Information that is free froni gov- ernment control or regulation, en- tirely free of censorship or licens- he pointed out in an address for delivery before the West Texas Press association. Journalism schools are doing an effective job In leach- Ing the next generation of news- paper editors and workers the priv- ileges and responsibilities of this uncurbed freedom ss the real, true bulwark of our democracy. "Journalism as a profession, or social science, must have a depth of understanding of contemporary affairs, to have It mean more than a craft, trade or technique." Schooley. a newspaper editor in .Missouri before he became a teach- er, said that the best" Journalism courses were those that "teach stu- dents to thin? straight ibout what Is going on In the world." Outlaws' Women Companions Held ST. LOUIS. Aug. 13. arrest of two women companions of Floyd Hamilton and Huron Wal- ters. southwest outlaws tfing hunt- ed for (he M4.000 holdup of a Woodriver. 111., bank messenaer August 5. was announced today by tne federal bureau of investigation here. The announcement named the women, born divorcees, as Ruby May Roberts. 20. Vivian. La., and Lois Weber. 20. Dupo. III. FBI agents said each woman had nkadeil guilty to violation of the Dyer ucl in connection with the escapades of Hamilton and Wal- ters. They wtre taken Into custody at Summit. July 2S. but their arrest kept secret, agents said. lo aid in the of the two desperadoes. Are Always With Us PHILADELPHIA, Aug. (IPh-Today, as for many days, a IHtle woman In a Uttered brown sweater and billowy'black skirt stood on. a .busy downtown street- corner, stretched out a thin hand and piped a plea, for alms. But this time 'Policeman John Smith strolled over to her, took her by the arm and led her away to a police station. A police matron searched her clothing. A gold coin fell out; then another, and another. The matron's e'rpert hands found bulges In the old .black skirt, coins and bills had been care- fully stitched'In. Total resources of trie poor beggar-woman: 36 cents clenched lightly in her fist. Tot Hides From Searching Party ARKANSAS CITY, Kans., Aug. Don Earl Dellsle thought 15 searchers were playing a game with him, he ex- plained today, so he remained hid- den In brush. He was found six hours after he wandered away from his home. The Weather Aim.r.M; .n< r, iilirdij-. OKLAHOMA AMI URsT Tl f cloudy Saturday tat band EAST rimy MJlh portion SanilBi! Mo4cn lay. "Cl .MIAICO: Parity DiJ KM- rnnntr In trmmmarr, of tfRiptnlarr I- M. IIOIR Id A mt ramt todaj, l: r. si. fll 91 M 91 "7 Mandatory For Crime Verdict Must Join Dwyer, First Confessor, In State Prison SOUTH PASI8, Me., Aag. 12 Trancw IT. Car- roll, former (Upnty Aenfl, to- night wu pwricted of feit de- murder in the brutal "death tour" garrotmg of eld- G. LitUefield a for 'which 16-ywur-old Paul H, Dwyer ii wring a The verdict, returned after nearly six hours deliberation, carries mandatory Mntence of life Im- prisonment, The jury, wfifch ttchided wren fankiri, took the cue, one of ktTMtMt in. Ibdne criminal Jarfc- I U p. m, jreturatd Ita rerdict at M p. It cW In to ruwe portions! of testimony the court iterkfrapher CmrnO, white fteir.tkc wwfe tfcat UM to jtto Dwyw U. jfaiBt-, state friM it Day Opens ODESSA, Aug.' annual pioneer celebration' and frontier day's rodeo opened here late today' with a bang. The three day celebration starled with a street parade at p m This was followed by the opening psrformance of the rodeo held at the baseball park on the new Mid- land highway. Bill.Till of Deadwood, South Da- kota, came the greatest distance. Other well known rodeo stars who are here are Bill NUc, champion calf roper, and Allen Holder of Rankin. B. Hunter and M. E. Saun- ders of champion, Johnny Dov.ns and B. T. YVtlkerson of the Double Heart ranch in Nolan county, Mayes, Bill Barblin and Gerald Derrick, all of N. A.' Fli- cock, cait roper from Aspermont, and Wayne Burroungs, calf roper from Water Valley, Tom Orecn county. The only woman entry listed this evening was Mrs.- Brown Todd. Clown for Ihe rodeo was W. H. Dub Phillips from a ranch near Sheffield. On tap for Saturday are two rodeo In the aftemono and the other tomorrow night. The concluding performance Is slated Sunday afternoon. A big darce Is planned Saturday night after the rodeo for Ihe cow hands and old timers who have gathered for the celebration. Ruby CmrroU, eonstont to loymfe to her hiulxuKl, bowed her ind oorst into sola. Justice William'H. Fliber ta- mediitely pronounced sentence, aeadJof Carroll la prison to serre lit hard labor -for your niton! life." Prior to ptaing lentence, Justice the nauil for- mal ojjetttoQs retarding Carroll's family Ues ind Mi record, asked him If he hid anything to sty before sentence wu impowd. nfM Cir- nS, -except I ut tsmecnt." Mrs Carroll, still weeping, put her inn1 -irounrj her' husbind's he pliced an inn 'on ner shoulder. they walked down trie back stairs courthouse, to the Jiil In which he told at the killing ind deputy- sheriff. The Jury returned to the court and one half hoiirj after- taking the case, court stenographer to read part of the youth's testimony In which h etold of the killing and removal of the doctor's body to a car.'. ll also asked about ilght and weather conditions that night list Oct. but Judge William H. Plsher said the evidence was In and "you'll have to get along with- out It." Foreman E. L. Sfetssn urt fee eri- a Hwl TarWt, wto UM W sedng Ite 43- yeir-oU CunO new Dryer1! M the morder nltht. Dwyer, who last December ed guilty to the strangulation of Dr. IJttlefleld, will remain In state prison, his only hope an executive pardon. A morals charge against Carroll, involving Barbara, reoaeaed Ihs See CARROLL, Tf. U, Col FDR To Speak On Broadcast Monday WASHINGTON. Aug. President Roosevelt Intends lo ad- dress Ihe nation by radio Monday night crnccming the social secur- ity law which will be three years old Sunday. The directed the social security board last April to de- velop a propos.il for l.berallzinss 'the old aje Insurance system establish- ed under ths act. and Chairman Arthur J. said at that time that it would have recom- mendations ready before congress reconvened in January. Suicide Verdict In Midland Death MIDLAND. Aue. t-n-A. E. (Budl Taylor. 26, was found shot to death here tooay and Justice of the peace J. H. Knoalej rendered a coroners' verdict ot suicide. Taylor, a Firestone employe, had been hire three months ccirin? from DftUas. He was graduated from Texas Christian university in 1334. He was found, a bullet wound In hts head, at the station where he worked. His body will be sent tonight to Austin and burial will be there to- morrow. A mother, three and a sister wtre surrtvors,   

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