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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS* OWN SPARER ®fic Abilene Reporter ★★★ EVENING"WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEND*. OR FOES WE    YOUR    WORLD    EXACTLY    AS    IT    G()ES,”-Bvron VOL LYM I, NO. 75. United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1938—EIGHT PAGES Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS May Reconsider Water Rate Shift Fear of War Hangs Heavy Protests Lead City Commissioners To Study Substitute for Ordinance Over Europe Diplomats Strive To Put Coherent Picture Together By JOHN W. CULMER all Britons holding military rank that they must get special certificates in order to avaid “trouble” if and when they travel in Germany. Almost simultaneously France City officials and water department employes have met a great deal of dissatisfaction over the increase in water rates by reduction of the minimum bill from 5,000 to 3.000 gallons for $1. The result: There probably will be a reconsideration at next Friday’s session of the city commission. Substitution of a new ordinance, to become effective in October instead of September, is being studied, with a view to making vhe minimum 4.000 gallons for $1, and raising the rate per thousand gallons over that amount from 15 cents to 20 cents. “That is the idea running through my mind,” said Mayor Will W. Hair adding “I’m not wholly committed to it as yet.” “There seems to have been a great deal of dissatisfaction over the change made last Friday, because the increase is 30 cents to all alike, whether the water user takes 2.000 or a half million gallons," he stated. Earlier in the meeting Commissioner Beasley had brought up the subject: ‘Everywhere I go they are getting on me about these water rates,” he said. Commissioner Webb grinned and said he had really run into some protests. Water Superintendent Grimes, who stepped into the room about that time, said there was much complaint at the water office about the general 30-cent raise. The reconsideration will not be Just to rescind the action of last German Chancellor Adolf week, it was indicated. “We must have additional revenue—there is no italian visit last May. need to mention here again the reasons,’ said Hair.    ^pirirn man'fi:vvrs The ordinance, passed last week by a unanimous vote wou d add    * J ”A*luvers only 30 cents to any water billing, in that the minimum is cut from The French foreign 5,000 to 3.000.    _    ,    .    , Here is some figuring on the basis of a 4,000-gallon minimum ani 20 cents per thousand, as compared with the present 5,000 gallons and 15 cents: 5.000 gallons, 81.20, as compared with the SI minimum. 8.000 gallons, $1.80. instead of $1.45, an increase of 35 cents. 10.000 gallons. $2.20. instead of $1.75, an increase of 45 cents. AFTER ANOTHER 'EXECUTION — Police Hunt Gang Murder Squad LONDON, August 13—UP)—While alarms sUlk^ through Europe to-.    resolution    adopted    at day, the British war office warned „____  1=rt____ Accusing Power Companies—    SldYCrS    BfillQ TEXANS ALLEGE ATTEMPTS ON RIVER PROGRAM Seven Weeks Toll Up to Eight 'CATERPILLAR' BURNITT, Tex., Aug. 13. (UP)—A i river near here with federal funds, compete with public-owned dams.” justice department investigation of alleged attempts of power companies to destroy the Colorado River Authority power program was de- a mass meeting of 150 people here last night. Speakers at the meeting charged that power companies have taken advantage of the July flood on the Colorado to release a flood of prop- It was Burnet’s answer to testimony before the senate committee investigating pauses of the flood that power generation and flood control are antagonistic. “We know dams can be operated both to retard floods and generate The resolution, adopted by a unanimous vote, was addressed to Secretary Harold Ickes of the Interior department and asked him to have the justice department “dispatch to Texas immediately one of its ace attorneys, with such assist- clamped down regulations virtually'^ agalnst the development of forbidding French citizens to go to po^.pr from dams being built on the Italy, whose relations with France steadily have become colder since Hitler's power.” said Tom Ferguson, Burnet ants and investigators as he may lawyer, who offered the resolution. | require to collect all available in-“I think I can put my finger on the formation on activities of private instigators of this movement to and political interests attempting to drain our lakes. They are the power hamper, retard and confound the companies, which do not want to i progress of these projects.” Mobsters Blast Latest Victim as Small Boy Looks AMID ANNIVERSARY TERRORISM — Tho reduction in minimum, to take’phice with September billings tn France. The French foreign office an nounced special visas and special reasons must be had before Frenchmen can visit Italy. This was in retaliation for an enexplained Italian refusal or reluctance to give Italians papers needed for traveling unless the action is rescinded, was recommended IO days ago by a chamber of commerce advisory committee. The purpose to be to increase revenues approximately $15,000 annually so that a $100,000 school building program could be undertaken. The school building committee had a few weeks earlier worked out the city's $3,800,000 bond refunding pro- Diplomats in European capitals strove, meanwhile, to make a coherent picture of the international situation from developments and disclosures in the past 36 hours, such as Ihe following: Germany hastened preparations for giant maneuvers next month of the regular army, already capable of overnight action, reserve units Japs, U. S. Marines Clash Nipponese Call Incident 'Grave' Members of the commission, on the other hand, have found little disapproval—almost none at all—of the newly nroposed ordinance to forbid the sale of anything but inspected and stamped meats for food in Abilene.    ____ The ordinance passed on second and final reading by unanimous vntp vpsf^rdav It will become effective following publication. H F Cousins was employed as a night man at the Lake Abilene which have not participated in such purification plant, replacing Gus Seastrung. resigned. The salary re- maneuvers with the army since the mains the same. $60 per month.    .    I    World war, and , possibly World f ugenia Pickard is a    very small negro woman, but she can    tain    aar veterans    between 35 and 45 convincingly. When she    has    troubles, she brings them    to the    city    ypar| commission and she was on hand again yesterday.    frovtifb    inurtsv “I hope you all catch the significance of what I m goin to    get    at.    FRONTIER    ITNEAbY she said explaining in a most pleasant way that perhaps somebody had j The Nazi government decreed the I overlooked the fact that    her    property on the far east    end of    South    requisitioning    of Third is in the city limits    She    was asking that the street    from the first    r0Oms for the railroad track cast be worked. “I can hardly walk over it now. I can’t drive my car over it    at all.” She added: “I just want it so I can go about IO miles an    hour.’ Street Commissioner Webb promised to look into the matter immediately.    ...    „    .. “I sure thank you for this privilege of meeting with you, said Eugenia Pickard as she departed.    ...    »    j On motion of commissioner Beasley, Mrs. Bessie Myers was granted a permit to operate the Abilene hotel, South Third and Chestnut streets. Rp Brvan Bradbury was a caller at yesterday's meeting, not as representative but as an attorney. He was presenting the case of Hugh Ta vier, whom he said was injured the morning of Julv 25 when he was thrown against the side of a truck in which the city of Abilene was conveying emergency workmen to the Fort Phantom Hill clam it was the morning that high waters threatened the dam Bradbury said Taylor's back w as hurt when Hie truck skidded in the mud. Efforts to Involve Foreign Nations in War Are Charged SHANGHAI, Aug. 13.— (AP) — Widespread disorders, including an encounter between three Japanese and United States marines, swept storage shanghai today on the first an- • or-rvy a r\    O of the outbreak of TWIN SISTERS BEAR SONS SAME DAY grain bumper German I crop; officials announced anyone niversary disclosing industrial secrets to for- fighting in the metropolis, signers w’ould be imprisoned; under Japanese authorities described a law of July 18 horses, trucks and the ‘marines incident as “very buses and Nazi buildings have been grave" and refused to permit news requisitioned.    of the encounter to be disseminated. Residents of the area on both I THREE CHINESE SLAIN Bradbury proposed that the city have X-rays made to determine the extent of Taylor's injuries, and the commission concurred with the suggestion. Tavlor came here about a month ago from Donna; he and his family are living at a tourist camp. He is not employed bv the city, but was offered an emergency job the morning of the flood threat. Manager L. E. Derryberry of the Abilene airport might take another bow. A letter commending Abilene on its port was read to the commission by Commissioner Lucian Webb. It was from Major Rav G. Harris, air corps of Santa Monica, Calif., who recently stopped here. “Air corps officers have a high regard for the personnel and facilities at your airport." the communication !*ta e . officer s society that there could be i new automobile for the police department was purcha. ed_ yester- H|Uk    —«- sides the German-Czechoslovak frontier were worried over the German preparations for the giant maneuvers. Some said 1,-000,000 men would participate in them. In London the continuing demand for gold mirrored European tension as buyers tried to get greater measures of security for their property. The gold price soared. FROWN ON MANIFESTO The Czechoslovak government tried to prevent publication of a declaration by the Czechoslovak army day—a Plymouth sedan from the Dickenson Motor company. That bid WSC $556 difference on the trade-in of a Chevrolet Hie city of Abilene believes in living up to its own ordinances, in particular the sanitary ordinance requiring sewer connections. To this po*    I j t rsf a hathrnnm for the end figures are'being studied for the constructon of a bathroom for the small house of the cemetery sexton and for tying all fixtures onto the ^ '^ Commissioner George Morris and Water Supt L. A. Crimea, who already have their hands full with repairs to the Lake Abilene^ dam. the Fort Phantom Hill dam construction, the preliminary details of the Fort Phantom Hill pipeline and pumping project, the enlargement and improvement of the sewer farm, etc., have another prob-lm now. In the area around Thirteenth and Fifteenth streets.and Hickory, residents have been reporting sewer gas leaks. The problem is to work out a plan for eliminating the gas. Tr,vLtio-atinn has indicated that 25 to 30-fcot vents in the sewer main and installation^of private traps in the sewer system may eliminate military equality and perhap the bu. TW bids for the building of the vents were presented yester- er favors in efforts to reduce no retreat” in keeping Czechoslo vakia s integrity. The manifesto, an apparent warning to Nazi-supporters, autonomy-seeking Sudeten Germans in Czechoslavakia, was officially said to have been issued without the government's approval. Members of the little entente, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, were uneasy, too. Balkan diplomats believed the trio would offer Hungary non-aggression pacts, military equality and perhaps oth- grow At least three Chinese were killed and 17 injured in terrorist bombings and other dlsordesr. Arrests during the first few hours of the day totaled several score. Shortly after daylight heavy machine gun and rifle fire was heard in Pootung, industrial area across the Whangpoo river from Shanghai. This appeared to bear out recent Chinese reports the guerrillas in that area would stage an anniversary attack. Most of the incidents, however, occurred in the international settlement, despite precautions of 15.000 police and international patrols. Settlement authorities charged the Japanese army was behind an organized effort to use the anniversary as a means of involving the foreign areas in the conflict. SERGEANT THREATENED The encounter between the United States marines and the Japanese occurred when gunnery Sgt. Milton C. Marvin of San Diego, Calif., came upon a defense force On the same day recently, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, left above, and her sister, Mrs. Francis T. Varmody, right, twin daughters of former New York Governor Nathan * L. Miller, gave birth to sons in the same New York hospital. Mrs. Robinson’s son, Theodore, arrived first, and sixteen hours later, Mrs. Carmody's son, Terence. was brought into the w-orld by the same phystcian who attended her sister. FREIGHT RATES, TARIFFS GIVEN BLAME FOR MOST SOUTH'S ILLS 'No One Simple Answer/ President Says, to Solving Economic Problem day by5 plumbers/but * were passed pending further study of the problem, mg German influence in Hungary WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. UP)—The National Emergency council olamed disadvantageous freight rates and high tariffs today for much of the failure of the South to keep abreast of the rest of the country economically. “On the one hand,” the council asserted, “the freight rates have hampered Its industry; on the other hand, our high tariff has subsidized industry in other sections of the country at the expense of the South. ...    .    ...    ,    ...    .___,    ,    "Penalized    for    being    rural, and handicapped in its efforts to lndus- autcmobile halted in a side street trialize. the economic life of the South has been squeezed to a point in the United States defense sec- where the purchasing power of the Southern people dees not provide an adequate market for its own in- CHICAGO, Aug. 13—(AP) —Gang style execution of Joseph La Porte, 24, shot five times through the head, forged another link today in the gris-1 ly chain of death that has claimed eight victims in seven weeks. In a manner reminiscent to the sensational St. Valentines Day massacre of nine years ago, three gunmen stood La Porte against the brick wall of a garage on the west side last night and fired a volley of bullets into his head. MAY BE HIRED KILLERS Policeman John Racek said La Porte was once a member of the old “42” gang, which ruled a portion of the southwest side in prohibition days, and this year he had taken an active interest in politics La Porte’s execution followed by four days the assassination of James G. Dugan, 39, business agent for the painters and decorator union. He w'as stain by three gunmen In front of his home Monday night and the following morning the bullet-packed body of Sam "Frog Legs” Pl cc lotto was found across the street from the White Sox ball park. Lieut. Archie Cain, squad supervisor of the detective bureau, said that an underworld murder gang, killing for hire, may be responsible for the current wave of gangster slayings. SMALL BOY WATCHES “Motives seem to be vastly different In each case," Cain said, "but the method of execution is the same. Nickel-jacketed bullets were used in almost all cases. Evidence points to a murder squad selling its services to anyone who has the price.” An eirht-year-old boy, Edward Davis, was the only eye witness to the La Porte shooting. Frightened and stammering, he told police that “a car drove into the alley and four men got out. One was told to walk to the garage walL Then there were a bunch of shots snd the men drove away.” La Porte, dressed in white shoes, summer gray trousers and white shirt had his back to the killers when they opened fire. A passing elevated train. 50 feet away, muffled the shots. tor. CARROLL GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER YOUTH CONFESSED President to Speak Over Radio Monday Daughter, Key Figure in Maine Drama, At Movie When Jury Returns Verdict SOUTH PARIS, Me., August 13. —(UP)—Francis Carroll, former scoutmaster and church worker, was to be taken to state prison today to begin serving a life sentence for a murder to which another man confessed and is serving life. Convicted by a jury of the murder of Dr. James C. Littlefield, he will renew in prison his acquaintance with Paul Dwyer, 19, sweetheart of his daughter, Barbara, who pleaded guilty and accepted a life sentence for the Littlefield murder. Once in prison, however, Dwyer accused Carroll. MAY ASK PARDON Whether Dwyer will receive a pardon was problematical. His counsel, E. Walker Abbott, announced that "1 11 take care of Paul Dwyer when the proper time comes.” This was taken to mean that he would apply for one. Dwyer testified that Carroll so intimidated him that he decided to sacrifice his freedom and con-f»>s a murder he did not commit. Even though Dwyer should petition for a pardon, three weeks must elapse before the governor and council could act on it. After a 10-day quarantine. Carroll will be permitted to exercise and eat with the other convicts, including Dwyer. Asked if there would be an appeal, Defense Counsel Clyde R. Chapman said: “The defense is without funds and without funds an appeal is difficult. The husky 43-year-old former deputy sheriff heard the Oxford county jury’* verdict without Betraying a trace of emotion, but his 38-year-old wife Ruby, sitting IO feet away in the packed spectators’ section, shook her head in disbelief and dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief. But the key figure in the strange drama of murder and incest—Barbara Carroll—was at a movie. While the jury was debating her father s fate, she signed a contract to appear in a New' York night club nightly for at least one month for $1,000. Carroll was sitting in the courtroom, awaiting the verdict. His wife whispered erratically to him: “Babie just signed a contract for $1,000 a month in a night club in New' York. Isn’t that pretty good for a Carroll?” Carroll chuckled, said it was. He relayed the news to his former colleague, Deputy Sheriff Robert Milton. who was guarding him. Barbara's romance with young Dwyer indirectly motivated the murder of Dr. Littlefield last October 13. When “Buddy” suffered remorse for having seduced Barbara, he testified she told him that she had been seduced before—by her own father. Dwyer passed on this confidence to Dr. Littlefield and the physician threatened to expose Carroll. Carroll in a rage bludgeoned and strangled him. WASHINGTON. August 13—</P>— President Roosevelt's decision to make a nation - wide broadcast Monday—the third anniversary of the social security act—stirred speculation today as to whether he would use the occasion to press his campaign against reelection of congressmen not meeting his standards of “liberalism.” Aides said the speech would be addressed primarily to a banquet of social security employes. Roose-I velt will speak from She White House, beginning at 8:30 pm. (Abilene time), for 15 minutes. Three Japanese, brandishing pistols, stood in the automobile, demanding that Chinese of the neighborhood lowrer the Chinese nationalist flag, hoisted in observance of the war anniversary. Marvin reported he drew his own gun and ordered the Japanese to sit down, but that they refused, training their weapons on him. Then a marine sentry appeared with an automatic rifle and the Japanese turned over their guns. Crack Mexican Trains Collide dustries nor an attractive market for those of the rest of the country.” PRESIDENT STUDIES The statements were contained in a 60-page report which the council compiled at the request of President Roosevelt, who declared recently Plane Crashes KEHL, Germany, Aug. 13. (AP)—A Czechoslovak passenger plane crashed here today, killing ll persons and seriously Injuring one. Details of the accident were not available immediately. Air ministry officials, however, denied reports from Paris that a German transport plane en route from Cologne to Strasbourg was down, saying there was a confusion with the Czechoslovak plane disaster. German Monoplane Starts Return Trip ! that Southern conditions constitute QUERETARO, Mexico, Aug. 13— "the nations No. I economic prob-(UP)—The American International lem.” A score of Southern business. “Sunshine special” train collided educational and labor leaders aided head-on early today with the in preparation of the study, northbound section of the same di- It was made available to Roose-vision. A number of Americans es- velt before it was released for gen-caped serious injury.    eral    publication. The chief execu- Three peasants walking along the Live referred to it in his speech at j q Ballew, principal of Lamar tracks were crushed to death. Many Barnesville. Ga., Thursday.    warcj school, received word late foreign travelers were aboard the There Is. he said, “no one simple iast njght of the death of his fath-south-bound train but they escaped answer ’ to questions of what can er. Dr. J. M. Ballew, in Kansas. Dr. injury when all pullman cars re- be done to improve conditions of Ballew, a resident of Memphis Abilene Teacher's Father Succumbs Soldier Shot Fatally SAN ANTONIO. Aug. 13. (UP)—j The first night-life casualty of the Third army maneuver concentration here happened last night. Private Donald R. Sutherland. 25, of the 12th cavalry, Fort Ringgold. Texas, w'as shot in the abdomen during an altercation which took place at a beer bar in the downtown district. I He died five minutes after reaching I an emergency hospital. NEW YORK. Aug. 13. (UP)—The German land monoplane Branden-    maimed on the tracks. Among them    the South although ’it    Is true that    since 1901, died unexpectedly    in a burg took off from Floyd Bennett    were delegates to    the city planning    many obvious needs    ought to be    veterans’ hospital near Kansas    City field early today for a non-stop    convention which    opens in Mexico    attained quickly—such    as putting a    yesterday afternoon, flight to Berlin over the Atlantic    cjjy on Monday.    floor under industrial    wages, such    Funeral arrangements are    ingreat circle route.    acci£jent    occurred    shortly    af-    85 continuing to raise the purchas- complete but the rites will be held Capt. Alfred Henke, commander    trains    hart    naCsed    their    P°*er    of    the    farm    population.”    at Memphis. J. O. Ballew and his of the crew of three, said he ex-Iie.,    grains    nao_passe<i    uinr    Thp    ri%nnrt    a    u,ifp anrt daughter .loon Wt ptcted to reach Berlin. 3,950 miles 1    ,    ^!rst'    r?°rUi said that there had been a mix-up away, in 20 hours if there was a tailwind. The Brandenburg landed here Thursday afternoon completing a non-stop westward flight from elal Berlin in 24 hours and 58 minutes cific against the prevailing east winds, now The report presented a picture of a 13-slate area rich in natural resources and manpower whose people _    ,.    ,,    ..    ,“as a whole are the poorest in the '    *i    w.!    fw„    w^fS^’ country.” States covered were Vir- ”    *    —«*—    - ginia. Kentucky, Tennessee. North in dispatchers’ instructions. is owned by the Missouri Pa- Loyalists Routed PROBE WITNESS— AFL Leader Promises to Identify Several Officers of CIO as Communist Parfymen Actress Marries LONDON. August 13—(UP) — Sylvia kidney, American motion picture star, and Luther Adler. Broadway actor, married today at Caxton hall register office. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. (YEA— John P. Frey, veteran American Federation of Labor leader, said today he would identify “several national officers” of the C. I. O. as communists in testimony before the house committee investigating “un-American activities.” Prey made this statement to repeaters before the cmmitfee re- I sumed hearings today. He was the only witness called for the second day's hearings of the special committee which heard testimony yesterday that nazi propaganda is be- ; J ing disseminated and nazi spies are | operating through German-Ameri-can organizations in the United States. “I have a list of presidents and other national officials of C. I. O. unions who are members of the Communist party,” Frey said. Frey is presided of the metal trades department of the A. F. of L He long has been an outspoken opponent of the Committee fox Industrial Orranization railroad within Mexico, it is operated by the labor- pjoncja managed National railways—Ed.) The engineer of the northbound xexM train set his brakes and jumped His leg was broken. The engineer of the southbound train, remaining at his past suffered severe burns. Two baggage cars were smashed when they plunged over a steep embankment. Many federal troops in j the coaches suffered cuts from broken* glass. All passengers were sent by re-! liet trains to the station on the ; outskirts of Queretaro. Alabama, Mississippi,1 Frontier, August 13—( UP) —Nat-Louisana, Arkansas. Oklahoma and ionalists asserted today that two loyalist divisions which crossed the In those slates, the report said. SeSre rlver ln northeastern Spain Five-year-o!d Tommy Blade, whose ambition is to be a parachute jumper, “bailed out” of a second-story window in New Orleans. His error was that he had confused parachutes and life preservo j and had a cork life preserver around him when he jumped It didn’t open. His wrist was flamed. Ripley Party Costs $50,000 wife and daughter, Joan, left for Memphis immediately on receiv* ing word of the death. * bu‘ Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. HENDAYE, French - Spanish the people are hampered in their See SURVEY. Pf. 8, Col. 8 NEWPORT. R. I., Aug. 13.—(UP) —The Henry B. Ripleys will spend $50,000 tonight on their daughter, Lesley's coming out party. A $15,000 ballroom haw been built onto their mansion for tonight. Tomorrow workmen will start tearing it down. Ten thousand robin blue light bulbs, fed by electricity over special lines, strung across specially-erected poles, also for one night’s use only, will illuminate the scene in Riviera splendor. Moonlight will trickle through the specially-latticed ceiling onto the ballroom floor, clouds or no clouds. An artificial moon is ready should it be needed. The champagne came especially from Italy—the whole affair having an Italian Riviera theme. There    will be 800    guests,    in cluding all the Newport debutantes, and all    the    Newport    swains    w'ho will see    little    of Lesley    Hyde    Rip ley after her debut because she Is going to Europe next    week    with her parents. Mrs. Ripley informed the press that “it will be merely an informal party for a few friends of the family and the debutantes of the season.” She said the cost was not worth estimating. Her friends who have paid for less magnificent parties said it would cost at least $50,000. Some believed it would be $75,000. Miss Ripley, the honored heiress, is plump, reserved, devoted to the theater and private bathing beaches, and a frequent companion of her cousin, Lesley Bogert, who came out in similar splendor in 1934 and who, in addition to being the best big apple dancer in Newport, is the envy of the season because Prince Berth of Sweden accepted an invitation to be entertained in her parents’ home during his recent visit to the United into insurgent-held territory had States. been driven back with tremendous The Ripley fortune came from losses.    soda    pop. After Arkansas Burglary— HAMILTON AND WALTERS TOP FBI WANTED LIST FHA Man Killed Asked if he would mention John I.. Lewis, C. I. O, chief, in his testimony, Frey replied: “How could I avoid it?” WILTON, Ark, August 13—(UP)! that in all likelihood the outlaws —The Federal Bureau of Investiga- would surrender without a gun bat-tion today marked Floyd Hamilton j tie. From Washington came word SAN FRANCISCO. August 13 — and Ted Walters, the latest of the from J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the (UP)—Walter G. Vibret, executive    long list of southwestern despera-    G-men, to “get    Hamilton and Wal- assistant director of the Federal    i does, as the most sought criminals    ters.” Housing authority for Northern    in the United States. Last night j    Not    since    the    days of Pretty    Boy California, was found dead on the    Hamilton and Walters entered the    Floyd    and    Clyde Barrow has    the floor of his hotel room early today, j Wilton Coca Cola plant, took $100 Southwest been so conscious of Police said there was evidence that and fled in a stolen automobile. a struggle had gone on in the room Dwight Brantley, FBI agent in j shortly before they were called by a Kansas City, sent out a blanket I hotel clerk.    • warning to officers instructing them continued depredations. Hamilton and Waiters have roamed the country from Louisiana and Texas to Missouri and iowa, stealing cars, robbing banks .engaging in gun fights and kidnaping motorists. Their robbery of the Coca-Col* plant was typical of the tactics they employed originally as less spectacular members of the Clyde Barrow-Bonnie Parker gang. After taking the $100 from an attendant they jumped into their automobile and headed west, toward the rugged Cookson hills in Oklahoma where for years Floyd kept himself secluded from the law. <§> ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 13, 1938