Abilene Reporter News, August 14, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 14, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas wmjrixAS' NEWSPAPER VOL. 16. rrtu tun r. OR WITH OFFENSE TO WENM OR FOES EXACTLY AS iT ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST H, 1.938 FORTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. O'DANIELYBLESSINGS' PRAISED, DENOUNCED If reactions In Abilene are a fair sample, W. Lee O'Dinid'5 mall box Is taking a cramming. Quite a Jew oj tlie folks here are writing him their approval or disapproval of his recent political venture. Many others are writlnjr this newspaper, so that ihe public In general may learn of their reactions, A. C. Scott, Abilene oil man, asked O'Danlel, In open letter, to solve Jor him a dilemma created by the (ravernor-nomlnate's new stand. x x x We are having a hot run-off here in Taylor county for the office of Justice of the peace, preclrict 1, place the letter reads. "One candidate is a young law student, the other in older practitioner xxx. The older man has been Jn politics before. "If I bide by your pre-campalgn doctrine, I would for the non-political candidate, if i abide by your post-campaign advice, which Is necessarily im- plied from the list you endorsed, I should vote the old time politician. "As one enfranchised citizen to a non-franchlsed citizen, what would you do, my dear Governor-Elect If you were in my A more serious letter was written to the Reporter- News from Jim Morrow, Anson. "I would like to. ask the public, a few See O'DANIEL, Pr. Cot S FORCED FROM Fugitives Hard Pressed Pair Escapes In Gun Battle Fleeing Before Hounds, Posse DEQUEEN, Ark., Aug. 13.-W- Trvo gunmen, one of whom wa Identified as Floyd Hamilton, south wcjstern desperado, were bellevet hiding tonight In a densely wooded mountain area alonj the Arkarug Oklahoma border 12 miles north o here. Hamilton and his eompanlon, be Uevcd to be Ted Walters, anothe outlaw, fled Into the woods on loo this afternoon after exchanging shots with Assistant Supt. Cliff At klnson of the Arkansas state polio and Deputy Sheriff hunty of DeQueen: Atkinson and DiUahunly ambush ed the fugitives at Ladd's bridge and forced them to abandon a stol en car under a hall of machine gun lire.' The car was riddle.with bul lels but there was no evidence to indicate that either" of its occupants had been wounded. Iri the car were found two sawed-off shotguns, a rifle and an automatic pistol with about 30 rounds ammunition. Offi- cers, expressed belief the men were not now heavily armed. brought here 'com Ashdown 'by. Sheriff Jim-Sandmen were' unable to pick up the trail Sheriff's officers from Dalngerfleld Tex'.; brought a pack- of hounds here for the hunt but "officers de- cided not to release them on the hunt until daylight. Nearly two score officers from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas were engaged In combing the woods am patrolling' all highways tonight. The car from which the fugitives fled had been stolen after the gun battle yesterday at Wilton. It was by the state police officers bullets. Hamilton and Walters have led officers of a half-dcten stales a merry chase since they, escaped from a Texas jail early this summer. They are wanted in Arkansas for the robbery of the bank of Bradley, Ark. Glenn Garrison, state revenue In- spector at Dcqueen, said officers there received a Up this morning that' Hamilton and Walters were sleeping on the bank of a creek near King. The officer! posted Ihem- selres abdit what Is known lo- cally as Ladd's bridge. A car drove onto the bridge. Atkinson said he recognized Hamilton and opened fire with a ma- chine sun. The two men in the car slopped their machine, re- turned the ffre and then jomp- ed out, leaped over the bridge rzilinf Into shallow water and ran Into the woods. EVENTS 10 COME IN WEST TEXAS oil men's roptng contest, with a representative from each town in the Permian Basin, will be a part of the Midland Hodeo, September 3. 4 and 5. SWECTWATER. Annual Nolan county 4-H club rally will be held August 25 and 26. LAMESA. An amateur contest will be held on the courthouse lawn August 19. SANTA ANNA. Annual Santa Anna rodeo will be held August 25 26 and 27. GORBE. Annual encampment of Haskell and Knox county home demonstration clubs will be held 81 Coree Park August 18 and 19 RISING STAR. _ Free will held In Rising Star Septem- ber 15, 16 and 17. MUNDAY. Floyd J. Spivey will preach for a summer revival nt the Munday Church of Christ, bcgln- Ing August 21. German Airliner Crossing Atlantic BERLIN, Aug. Ger- man airliner Brandenburg roared steadily toward her goal today on her nonstop return flight from New York to Berlin. In regular messages she reported "all well." At p. m. the plane's position was given a; 53.11 north latitude, K32 west longitude. approximaWy 175 miles from the Irish coast. Reporter-News Salutes City's Three Colleges In Special Section Today fti a special tectlon of today's Issue, the Reporter-News pays Its annual tribute to the three colleges which have played such rotes In the physically and Abilene Contained In this itctlon are two score stories which will Inti- mately acquaint you with these institutions of higher learnlng-their' plans for the future, their contributions to' Abllene's business pro- fessional and educational life, what their graduates are doing, prep- arations for the opening of the new sessions and, many o'.her things of Interest to every reader. It Is the colleges' opportunity to carry their messages to prospec- tive students each year, and an effort to make the citizens of Abilene more conscious and appreciative of the. Institutions' value .to the city. Also in the second section will be found stories and pictures as well as advertisements of Abilene merchants, affording prevues.of the newest fall styles, with emphasis on what the eds and coeds will wear when the school bells ring again. Although there Is no city-wide college appreciation observance this year, officials of each of the schools extend hearty invitations to Abilene and West Texas citizens to visit their campuses and meet their faculties. Because rains have fallen generously this summer the campuses are the beauty spots of Abilene today. Drive out and see for yourself during the coming week. CHARRED WRECKAGE OF LOST MEXICAN AIRLINER SIGHTED Eleven Persons Aboard Ship; Ground Parties Dispatched To Wreck Scene MEXICO crtY. searching plane reported It sighted jate today the hurried wreckage of a Villa Hermosa -Mexico City, air'liner by' Compania Mexfcanir'if operators' of the In Vera Cruz state, Just off the regular route of the plane. Ground parties were organized and started Immediately toward George To Reply To FD's Attack Georgia Senator Slates Radio Talk In Reelection Bid ATLANTA, Aug. Walter P. George (D-Ga.) takes the stump Monday for- the first .time since his unqualified acceptance of the challenge In President Roose- yelt's bid to defeat him. The gray-haired senator declined today to disclose what he would say In the address to be broadcast DEWITT, Ark., Aug., 13 (AP) The Arkansas county democratic central committee, meeting here to certify Aiur. 9 primary returns, unanimously adopted a resolution condemn- ing "federal officials" who "use their positions to influence vot- ers In democratic primaries in the Tirious Cover WSB) at a. m. (EST) from Waycross In deep southeast Georgia but acknowledged there would be "references" to the presi- dent's history-making speech at Bamesville last Thursday. George, who has opposed several Important administration bills' suavely took up the gage of battle from hU president and parly chief on the Bamesville platfrom by shaking hands with Roosevelt and saying, "I accept the challenge." Democratic voters will decide the wihner Sept, H. That same night, at Atlanta he :old supporters "we've Just begun to 'Ighf but beyond these two brief statements he has. not disclosed what strategy he will pursue In fighting the prestige of the chief executive. W. S. Thomas, 85, Dies At Loraine LORA1NE, Aug. neral services were held from the Methodist church here today for W. E. Thomas, age 85, one of the pioneers of this country. C. E Jameson, pastor of the Methodist hurch at Colorado, was In charge if the services. Kfr. Thomas Is survived by his wife and several children. He had been in failing health for several months. ZorroH Imprisoned THOMASTON, Me., Aug. 13 prison cell's barred door clang- ed shut today on Maine's prisoner lo. M. Carroll, 43, entenced to pass the rest of his lite" in the state pent- entlary here for the murder of Dr ames O. Llttleticld, 67. Political Skies PRICE FIVE CENTS 'Purge' Move Speech Monday Gives FDR Shot At Marylander By KIRKE L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, Aug. Uncertainty as to where the Koose- velt party primary lightning may strike next gives an atmosphere of expectancy to the two weeks of campaigning Immediately ahead. Otherwise, this period in which four states pick party tickets seems po- litically featureless. The president's radio address Monday night, observing the third anniversary of the Social Security act, affords him un opportunity to carry into Maryland the crusade he began against Senator George In Georgia. CALIFORNIA, CAROLLVA NEXT Rep. David J, who Is run- ning against Senator Tydlngs for the democratic senatorial nomina- tion In that state, had a big hand In framing and passing the social security law. Roosevelt could in effect endorse Lewis against Tyd- Ings without naming either, since Tydings voted "present" when the act passed the senate. Elsewhere, the poUIIttl situa- tion seems devoid'of national Interest and possible thrills un- til the California and South Carolina primaries August 30, in which Roosevelt pressure will be a factor in senatorial con- tests. He came out strongly for Senator McAdoo's renomlnatlon In Califor- nia. By implication, in a South Carolina trainstop talk, he seemed to frown on Senator Smith's candi- dacy, calling on his South'Carolina hearers to send. New Dealers to Washington to help rehabilitate the South. White House disfavor Jor Smith-has long been Indicated. PREDICTIONS UNCERTAIN Before August 30, nothing Is on the primary schedule to warrant national Interest except a Texas run-off August 27 In which admpn- Istratlon hopes ride with Represen- tative McFarlane's last-chance -ef? fort to reverse antl-Hew Deal trends which have- been read Into tils' the scene, about four miles east northeast of Tlacotalpam, .on Alva rado bay In southeastern Mexico. 2 Americans Die in European Disaster KEHL, Germany, Aug. Two Americans were among 16 persons killed today wnen a Czech- oslovak air .liner crashed on a mountain top here In a fog and exploded. Air line officials in Praha said the Americans .were Dorothy Cohen and Moritz Abeles, of New The only survivor was Martha Krentner, 23, stewardess, who was thrown from the plane and left hanging on a tree branch. 20 feel above the ground. The plane car- ried 12 passengers and a crew of four. Trouble-Makers Disowned By Japs SHANGHAI, Aug. chief of the Japanese army politi- cal service in Shanghai Insisted to- night that three Japanese seized as trouble-makers In a clash with United States marines were without military status. However, two of the men admitted they were army personnel. Col, Hltoshl Hamada said the men were "merely army employes" but he ad- ded there would be an Investigation and possibly punishment. Gulf Lashed By Small Hurricane NEW ORLEANS, Aug. The United states weather bureau tonight placed at about 400 miles nearly duo south of New Orleans a tropical storm which moved Into the Gulf of Mexico last night from the northwest Caribbean sea. Small craft were warned not to venture into the Gull in the area trom Pensacola, Fla, to Brownsville Tex., until further notice. The weather bureau described the storm as "small." Texas Couple On Skate Honeymoon PASADENA, Calif, Aug. here from Waco Tex was Just a Jaunt-a hraeymoon launt, said Jack and Pauline Hy- and when they arrived here on all 16 wheels today. They met In Corpus Tex where Hyland paused for relaxation after skating around the world ind they were married June 3 In After the American legion con- In Los Angeles, Hyland and his wife will start skating around he world. Hyland says he has traveled miles on sltalcs Echoes of President breath-taking surge into Georgia urge, the defeat of ator George, are still reverberating; The one thing Washington politicians scree on b that m one can predict certainly where or when he will strike af ate. He exhibi tea in Georgia the flair for political surprise Uc I lei which has marked his public career from the start Hunter Talked As O'Daniel Foe IONGVIEW, Aur. voters of Texas were asked In resolutions adopt- ed at a mass meeting tonight t> dlsrcgird the endorsements W. Lee O'Daniel, governor-nom- inate, gave to some of tie run- off election candidates. After the meellng, a move- .mcnt was begun tc draft Tom Hunter of Wichita Falls to run independently against O'Daalel in the general election. Three of O'Danfel's favorites V. candidate for re-eleclion state railroad commissioner; Coke Stevenson, candidate for lietzteiunt-rorer- nor, and Walter YVoodul, run- ning for attorney general, were named specifically as "profes- sional politicians" whtln O'Dan- iel had pledged from the stump to eliminate from governmental affairs In Texas. Army Officer Dies Of Wreck Injuries Dollos Men Will Chasten O'Daniel SAN ANTONIO. Aug. Corp. Clifford Lee Myers 3T. head- amonizea oy quarters troop of the !2th Cavalry, made a 0[ Port Brown. Brownsville, died In the Port Sam Houston station hos- pital at p. m. today cf Injuries suffered In an automobile accident. A report he was struck by an au- tomobile had not been confirmed. it was not learned whether he sus- tained the injuries during the Third army maneuvers at Camp Bullls or off the reservation The 12th Cavalary is participating !n the war games. Hospital officials said that Corp v day or Monday. BY A. F. OF L, LEADEH- CIO Called Communistic John a. Melcalfe, rfght, Ger- man-bom Investigator for the house committee probing un- American activities testified at a hearing In Washington that Hans Luther, former German ambassador, lost his Job for failing to cooperate fully with the German-American bund. Metcalfe Is shown with Rep. Martin Dies commit- tee chairman. OFFICIALS FIND WAGE-HOUR LAW MAY AFFECT it Better Working Conditions Await More Than Anticipated WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.-W-Labor department that as many a, workers-about i-it luc minimum takes in malned- unchanged at "upwards of l.OOO.OOO." Officials said the upward re- vlslon._of ,the number itp, receive i'" 1. A .narrowlni ef tie taitr- yentfon .of InSujtrlM :wkkh "are. nompi Uw'j rtfilitlon of 1 Indications that many MB- plorera, 'In i.: M-tiUed Illht e( uncertainty to whether they were. lubjtct U the taw, would amftj with IU proviiionl rather than risk the of TtoUtioh, which in- clude of doable the dif- ference between the wafes the amount required by Ihe The act, which becomes effective Oct. 24, requires generally that In- dustries In or affecting. Interstate commerce must pay not less than 25 cents, an hour and wort. their employes not more than 44 hours a week. The general wage minimum will Increase automatically to 30 cents at the end of the first year and to 40 cents at the end of years. The work-week will decrease to 42 hours after the first year arid to hours after two years. How- ever, minimum wages higher .than 23 cents an hour but not more than 40 cents may be fixed Immediately, in a given Industry, upon recom- mendation of a committee appoint- ed to study that Industry. UT Regents Foil To Elect Prexy AUSTIN, Aug. Unl- verslly of Texas will enter the new long terra without a permanent president. A member of the board of regents said the presidency was not discuss- ed at a board meeting today and consideration of the matter probably would not be resumed until Sep- tember. The board accepted a PWA loan and grant for constiuc- tion Of a new men's dormitory. The agency loaned the school to be amortized by bonds, announced held BrouP W Lee ODanlel supporters to voice opposition to ODanleVs endorse- lent ot a state ticket. "We hope to contact groups In other parts of slate, said Dalley. Lloyd. B. J. W.; Preacher- .Freed'On Bond HASKEIx, Aug. Iji-Uoyd B. Abilene has been-ieleas- ed on bond after having .been charged before Justice of Peace Bruce qillt of Haskell witli assault to murder and drunkenness and before County Judge Charlie' Con- nor with carrying a pistol." A companion. Preacher of Abilene, was charged with.drunk- enness and carrying- x pistol. He was also released on bond. The charges resulted from an In- vestigation conducted Wednesday night by Constable OUle Klttley of after two motorists reported that, their automobiles had been fired upon while driving.along the highway north o! Rule early Wed- nesday night. A Weinert youth told the Rule officer Wednesday night, he said, that two men attempted to halt his car several allies north of" Rule and when he failed to stop, they fired at him with a pistol. 'Pour young women reported an attempt to halt their car by two men just north of Rule. Klttley said. They told the officer that they failed to stop, and that one of the men fired at [heir car, the bullet striking a battery .cable under the Preacher and Thomas were ar- rested in Stamford. Troops Engage In Mimic Warfare CAMP BOLUS, Aug. 13.- troops prepared lo ride tonight as aero hour approached In the Third Army maneuvers. Army horsemen shunted to the background by motorized units since that day the Roosevelt Rough Aldejs galloped up San Juan hill, came Into their own tonight In this rough and tumble country where "brown" and "blue" armies' prepared to hornj In the first skirmishes of a lurnea a [ormai vera cl of ace dei four day battle with the rich south- death In the fatal shooting of west as a prize. The brown invaders, H.OOO regular army and national numbering morning. for their first agalrut the defending blvouaced near Boerne M nor Ih ward. House Probers Told 280'Reds' On CIO Payrolls Lewis Himself Anti-Communisf, Witness Asserts WASHINGTON, 13 (AP) John P. Frey of the American Federation of Labor charged today that John L. rival labor organization honey-combed with mem- bers of the communist party, whow purpose he said wai revolution. Informing a house Investigating committee that 280 communist par- ty members were or had been on CIO payrolls as organizers and of- ficials, he added "In fairness" that TOtEDo, O., Auj. Wrndltan, Mortimer, president ef the Unite! Antonwblie Workers of Ameriea who wu named as a communist part; official before a hooM In- TwUfilinj commltiee today, re- plied to the accusation tonifht with statement: a damn He." Lewis himself and the majority pf his followers were opposed to com- munism. Frey, chief of meli! trades department of the A. F of L, peered gravely over his spectacles wared an unlijhted cigar In' vij- onus emphasis as he told the com- mittee: "It's time UK public knew iko truth about effort. of the ew- nulst party In lie Stales to carry, out the ivpw of MMCOW and Use third teter. national, whjch pwrpoM ii ration." 'v CITES STRIKES i nwi 'imj vejiient. 0iri tjuned a foot- IX the munittee. Ofay tuiltt Ma Brapfer, CIO tfreelMv b a Bttlit, mi liuicil before ceralnc hold in recent charged throh hei through their In some cases dpmlniUonVof CIO unions. The rit-jcw'n Urikt max picketing have been by the eommgnirii in amr he said, -a. a train- ing camp In which cMnniaiftf can become famllUr wjth the tactics they are U apply when their KTotnUonary ynfraa b ant icUon." In addition to charging that 280 communists party members were or had been on CIO payrolls, he gave See PROBE, Pj, 1C, Col 5 Man Badly Hurt In Collision Of Trucks J. A. Brandon, route 2, Abilene, was seriously Injured' yesterday evening when the pick-up truck he was driving collided with the pick- up truck of Angus Wlnn, route 2, Abilene, near the colony Hill school house, about five miles south of town. Brandon was taken to the Hen- drlck Memorial hospital In a Klker-Knlght ambulance. He suf- fered a broken arm, a broken shoul- der, broken ribs ajid possibly crack- ed vertebrae. Wlnn was going east and Bran- don north when the accident oc- curred at an Intersection, M. B. Thomas and C. B. Reeves, state highway patrolmen, stated In a report. Mid land Shooting Held Accidental MIDLAND. Aug. lock of ihe Peace J. H. today re- turned a formal verdict of accidental E. (Bud) Taylor litre yesterday County Attorney Merrttt P HInes move [iclal ruling this afternoon, after an army Investigation had shown Taylor shot miles himself while removing a gun from la box. SUCCUMBS W. O. 8HACKSXF OBD Pioneer Civic Leader Passes W.p.Shackelford Served 'Abilene As Commissioner er similar circumstances that his father died 35 years ago, W 6. Shaekelford, 88, well-known AM-' lene civic leader, died yesterday evening at o'clock, apparently therlctlm of heart attack. Uke his father, Mr. Bhacieiford luffered a diary spell while workfajf to his tin shop at 10T3 South First. A doctor was called, and advised taking Mr.' Sracielford home.' Gathered at the bedside were wife and two sbai, Jack and W, O Jr1. He appeared to.be'.resteut wen until before hto dattb. at .his- home, fa Sbktti "it -Slty commissioner; for-- ,-tharf yeiri He a nfejaier of tbe 'and. i tod street commissioner. He.-'puiclmwi the first fire. engine trit Ablleiw bought, 'i.... He came to Abilene ii! IMS with his -parents '.from, countr where he bom; September M. IMS.: Iri he wu married to SalUs, Card. here. "Alter worUrig for the Ed 8 ugliia hardware .company and. a grocery. store, Mr. Shacltelford en- tered the tin arid roofing business 1 >t 1013 South First He had See' SIMCKKLTOKD, Fr. It, Col First Cotton fele" Ginned At Merkel A. J. Pannell Paid 10 Cents A Pound MERKEL. Aug. kei's first bale of 1938 cotton ar- rived shortly before noon today, four days later than last year.' Weighing 463 pounds and classed w strict middling, .It was raised by A. J. Pannell of the Union Ridge community north of town and was juined by the Farmers Cooperative Society Number 1 gin. The Farmers and Merchants Na- tional bank of Merke'. bought the' bale at 10 cents per pound. proximately two cents above the, ac- lual price If the market were Mtive. H took 25 to produce the' 1990 pounds of pulled cotton from which the bale was ginned. As customary tn years past, premiums for the first, second and third bales of cotton raised and Sinned In Merkel territory are be- ing raised by a committee from the Uons club with Bill Sheppard. chairman. Milton Case and Leon Toombs are warkln? with him but' y have not yet completed of subscribers. The Weather SEAMEN WORK FEVERISHLY TO RETRIEVE FORTUNE IN ATLAN1IC .NORFOLK. Vn. Alls. -A treasure hunt as fascinating as any ever conceived In the mind of a novelist was moving toward a climax today In the blue waters .of the Atlantic off old Hatteras. Trie crew of the little Italian ship ftlco raced against time and battled with fog to re- cover a vast treasure from the depths of the ocean. Unless they are successful before heavy weather sets in this fall the project must be delayed until next ytar. This ti the beginning cf the hurricane season in the south Atlantic and occasionally a storm deviates from Ihe reg- ular path strikes In Ihe middle Atlantic. One such blov would end operations for weeks, crew members said. The treasure-seekers, led by Captain Lulgl Fagglan. techni- cal director, and Dr. Mario Sll- vestrl, sons of two or Italy's most Imporlant families, depend in their work upon light that filters through 273 feet of murky water to the treasure that lies aboard the sunken liner s. s. Mcrida. Ions of sil- ver bullion and a fortune in gold was lost May 11. 1911, when the Merida, en route frvim Mexico, passed the treacherous waters cf Cape Hatteras on the last of a f j See TREASURE, Pi. 16, fol. I I, AMLK.NC Wnlln and MotHiaj. WtST TEXAS OUCVHOMA: CAST TCX.Us In" Bint, kadj U inulb. oftntloaAl li rartfoH nn Mronr ittrl'irAil NEW MKX1CU: Illltr ctiaect tn HiHR I ;