Abilene Reporter News, August 16, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 16, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS? PWM MEWIMKR VOL. LVI11, NO. 77. Pe Abilene ____r "WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS.JT GOES" ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1938. PAGES -Byron Area Druggists Arriving Here ForCondave Registration Set This Afternoon, Banquet Tonight Vanguard of the 500 or more druggists who will attend the three- day convention of 'the West Texas Pharmaceutical association, open- ing here today, began arriving last night. Hilton hotel Is convention headquarters. Registration Is sche dulcd to begin 'at this after noon and starting tonight with a banquet and dance, the visiting druggists will be oil tor Ulree days of business and pleasure. Frank Myers, chairman of the convention program committee, an- nounced last night that all Is In readiness. A convention feature will be the Wednesday -afternoon program which will be devoted to genera discussion of the fair trades bill In Texas. Bryan Bradbury, representa- tive of (he Abilene district In the lower house of the Texas legisla- ture, and State Senator Joe Hend- erson of Henderson will explain the bill from a legislative standpoint. J M. Penland, prcslden} of the South- western Drug corporation, will pre- sent the views of druggists and other independent merchants. All merchants of this section o the state have been extended cordi- al and urgent Invitations to attend the Wednesday afternoon cession and hear, all angles of the fair trades bill discussed. Opening business session of the convention Is scheduled Wednesday morning. Meeting of executive committee of the druggists, and.a drug clinic also are slated tha' morning. Another banquet ant dance will be held Wednesda night and the final business sessio Is scheduled Thursday morning this to conclude the convention. Select 6 Jurors Dewey, Defense Counsel Predict Completion Today Bj E. C. DANIEL NEW YORK, Aug. men adept at financial transac tions were selected today for the "blue ribbon" jury to hear the tria ol Tammany District Leader Jamas J. Hines on charges of conspiracy growing out of the Intricate money maze created by the slain Dutch Schultz's polfcyracket. After a day of legal maneuver- ing which Indicated an important part of the trial would be testimony by confessed policy operators. Dis- trict Attorney Thomas E. Dewey sod Defense Counsel Lloyd Pau Stryker agreed on the first six jur- ors, including a securities broker' as foreman, a stock broker, two In- surance men, a sales manager and a salesman. They were chosen from an origin- al panel of 300, described as a "blue ribbon" group for fhlr past Jury experience and for their intelli- gence. Dewey and Stryker predicted the Jury arid two alternates would be coVnpleted tomorrow. Those chosen were Elliott R. Brown, foreman; Don'N. Caldwdl, Hugh-C. Harle, Frederick D. Suydam, Walston B. and Ernest G. Hapgood, Jr. They were locked up for the nlghl. Prepare To Dedicate Rogers, Post Shaft BARROW, Alaska, Aug. i In the face of a" threatened Ice blockade, a memorial expedition prepared to leave My Boat late to-' day for Walakps, 15 miles couth, to dedicate a monument erected on the bleak tundra where Will Rogers and Wiley Post died.in an airplane crash three years ago. Ice threatened this afternoon to drift Inshore and block progress of the boats, but plans went forward to have the ceremony start at 8 p -m (10 p. rrt. half an hour be- fore the time Rogers and Post met death three years a'go tonight. The Weather AnH.KNF, and firtlr flttndr Tucidfijr And Clondj. thnndtnhowm In "nlral mid portion! Taridir; partly r.UT rr.vi.v: pnpotir local In MM porUim end Wtd- (Q fmh SODlTwrlr wlndi 1MXSI tliraSr Twidjr of CM M i 100 II s n M K 86 10 _ DO !l _ Miliirelil HlKTifM nft.1 lonTil Irmptrarrire to t t. m. inlrnlxv. 100 and date If.ir npn, anil T6, YOUTH In The News READS A Galveston librarian reports that this 17-year-old high school graduate, Arthur Gorton, reads between two and three books every psy- y, history. LOSES PARENTS The I3-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bird Is living with his grandparents In Cleve- land. His father, "PutUc Enemy No. was arrested In .Baltimore and charged with committing several robberies. Mrs. Bird was held for harbor- Ing her husband after a Jail break. GOES OUT THE WINDOW When Patrick Oppenheim'j mother stalled her car on a rail- road crossing near Des Molnes as a train approached, she tossed Pat through a window and Jumped out the other side. The boy recalls, "Choo choo broke mama's car all up." GETS A MEDAL Cadet R. W. Bentley of the Thames Nautical College In England received the King's Gold Medal for being the cadet "most likely to become a per- .fect officer." Navy Bomber Crashes, 3 Die SAN DIEGO, Calif, 15-W) -----Three navy men were killed to- day when a torpedo bomber from north Island crashed one mile east of Rosedale field, on Camp Kearny mesa, navy officials reported. The dead: Mike Frank Mosckkl. pilot, avla- lion machinist's male, second class. Don Fay Smith, radioman, third :Iass. Ralph Thomas Carter, aviation chief ordancenun. The crash occurred at p. m. All three them were killed In- stantly, it was reported. A naval court of Inquiry was'called to in- vestigate the crash. Wracked By Pain From Dynamite Blast PRICE FIVE CENTS n i Uaniel u. Dodge, heir to a Dodge automobile fortune drowned in Georgian bay today as he was being taken hospital for Ircatiqcnt for injuries received in a dynamite explosion. Dodge, honeymooning witli his bride of 13 days i.l Kagnwong, summer camp 20 miles west of here, suf- fered a skull fraclure and loss of his left ami when a slick of dynamite which he had picked up from the beach ex- ploded. Mrs. Itodge, the Latirine MacDonald, a tele- phone operator at Gore Bay when Dodge met her in a. north vacation romance three years ago, was injured ser- iously by the explosion. Doctors at Jlindemoya hospital, 28 miles inland from this Jlaiiitouliu island port 200 miles northwest of Toronto, said she would recover. Hoyd Bryant, another member of the party, who was employed to work at the camp, also was injured and doctors said he had no chance to recover. Jfrs. Bryant and Frank Valiquette, the other members ot the party escaped injury. They also were employes at the camp. Mrs. Bryant and jaid that as the- motorboat in which Dodge wu being conveyed to Little Current near- ed the shore, Dodge anddenly aroae from the bottom of the ir Drowns Self AS PIONEER IN SOCIAL SECURITY- boat and jumped into the bay. He evidently suffering from intense pain, The body sank immediately, and rest of the party dazed and injured, made only a brief search before pro- ceeding here. Mrs Bryant and Valiquette said Dodge picked up a slick of dynamite which apparently had lain in the sand for years. lie turned it about in his fingers and broke it open it exploded. The rest of the party got-Dodge and the other two in- jured persons aboard the motorboat and started a desperate attempt to reach medical help 20 miles away. Here the in- jured were taken by automobile to the Red Cross hospital at Mimlemoyg. Foe ARMISTICE CALLED IN WAR GAMES TO FIGHT FOREST FIRES CAMP BULLJS, Aug. 15 WV-The lives of several hun- dred Texas, national guards- men were threatened late today by a rapidly spreadjng forest fire Ujat set off unexploded ammunition dropped on former maneuvers by regular troops. A temporary armistice in the third army war games was cal- led by umpires to permit all hands to fight the fire, which crackled through tinder like grass and trees. Rifle bullets and occasional artillery shells exploded with regularity. One lieutenant re-, ported a French 15 millimeter dud exploded within a few feet, of his troops. Captain Leslie Young of the intelligence de- partment, said one big shell exploded In the area. Scattered through the sector on Liscum hill was a wing de- fense troops of the blue army which expected a momentary attack by opposing brown army troops coming into the hill country. The troops hid be- neath trees and the exploding shells endangered many of them. The absence of water in the area forced the national guards- men to fight the raging fire with the branches of trees. The fire, caused by an, open fire started by served to tip off brown forces of tt.i presence of the blue contingent In the Liscum area. Activity in the war games had slowed down after, some machine.gun straffing and cav- alry clashes early today] The brown army captured a part of the 36th division command post on Liscum hill today, slowing up the movements of the Texas- guardsmen. AFTER SEVERAL VIEW PRISONER- New 'Angle' In Frome Suspect Quiz Key Witnesses NAZI RESERVISTS REPORT FOR Pair Jailed In ConfronlMan Salesman Held In Assault On Hobbs Aug..- Johnnie' Sartaln of Seminole, Games county, said tonight "we're going "on another angle now" In connection with the questioning ol a possible suspect in the slaying of Mrs. WestonN O. Frome and her daughter, Nancy, near Van Horn last April 3. The shariff declined to elaborate. He admitted that several persons had viewed the prisoner, who was arrested at Seminole and brought here for questioning and possible Identification. Nothing definite had developed from the efforts to Iden- tify the .man. EL PASC, Aug. former patent medicine salesman ras con- ironted at Texas, today by two men believed to be the last persons to have seen alive Mrs. iVeston G. Frome of Berkley, Calif., and her daughter, Nancy, whose cruelly tortured bodies wsre found In the West Texas desert last April 3 In one of (he -iwuthwesrs most, baffling murder mysteries. Texas Ranger Frank Mills look the men to Pecos in a suddenly re- newed Investigation of the six- months-old slayings, on the possi- bility the prisoner there may have been the mysterious scar-faced motorist seen following the Frome automobile on the desert east of El Paso. Before his departure, Mills said he expected "very important" evl- i dence. The suspect Girl Drowned In San Saba River BRADY, Aug. Ma- ne Long, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. b. R. Long of ML vernon, drowned In the San Saba river here today whlic- she was fisti- ng and wading with a group ol elatlves and friends. The body was ccovered a half hour later. was arrested at Plains, Texas, Friday for 'criminal assault upon Uiree Hobbs, N. M., night club entertainers, and held at Seminole, Texas, fte was taken to Pecos today to be confronted by Jim Milan, El Paso truck driver, and H. M. Bradford, both of whom reported seeing a mysterious man following the Frome automobile eastward from El Paso March 31. The ranger described the assault upon the lluobs night club girls the "mast brutal" he had ever in- vestigated. He stated they were subjected to Indignities for two hours the suspect's knife and pistol, and all were slashed and beaten. Confronted by the victims, ac- cording to Mills and Sheriff W. Kerley of Lea County, N. M the man signed an admission of Ihe attacks. Mills said a knife had been recovered from a place In the desert near Alvarado. Texas, where the girls were assaulted and left nude. Officers were also searching for a pistol. 1 Killed, 4 Injured As Truck Upsets TAYLOR, Aug. 1S.-HV-C1CO Wilson. Williamson county em- ploye, was killed ami four other per- sons were Injured seriously when a gravel truck in which they were riding swerved off a bridge nnd overturned In Boggy creek. A. A. Berry, about 50, serious bruises and possibly Internal in- juries. M. B. Boyd, about 60. broken jaw severe bruises ind possibly Internal injuries. Stanley Havelka. 25. the driver broken leg and other Injuries George Kalslir, 49, bruises about the chest, and cuts. REGULAR ARMY MANEUVERS' Hitler Witnesses Start Of Operations As Germany Seeks To Allay Fears BERLIN, Aug. upon :thousands of German Reservists dressed-up to aid for "p ururorms.today and reoorted for nationwide maneuvers with the regular army-operations whicffmlll- tary observers estimated would nut men under arms. tions on er Hitler____ to Jueterbog, half-million and a million ---------part of the first day's opera- miles south of Berlin. The terse an- mes sou of B nounoement of his presence gave no further details. There, was no longer any attempt to hide public misgivings over the forthcoming demonstration of mill- over tne tary power. Such misgivings, said the corre- spondence service Dienst Aus Deutschland, were but natural in view of the facts that: for the first time since "the World, war was drafting reservisits for maneuvers with the regular army, and government for the first time had invoked a law authoriz- ing requisition'of private equipment and goods. The correspondence service, which usually reflects government views, spoke approvingly of the effect abroad of a statement Saturday is- sued, through' DNB (German offi- cial news agency) which asserted "interested foreign circles" had tried to "stirvup uneasiness in the European general public" over the fall maneuvers. Reports from Praha, Czecho- slovakia, bore out-a belief (hat Brit- ain and France last week Inquired formally In Berlin concerning the maneuvers. The Praha reports said Paris and London were to'.d that the ma- neuvers were not aggressive. This, to some extent, allayed 'fear in Czechoslovakia that Germany plan- ned'the demonstration to "intimi- date" her in the dispute with the Sudeten German minority. Candidates To Speak Here Woodul First On Program Three state candidates are to ap- pear In Abilene this week. Waltur Woodul, Houston, candi- date for attorney-general, will speak on Ihe federal lawn at B. rn. today. His address will be broadcast over KRBC. Woodul opened his West Tens drive In San Angelo Monday, and was heard in Coleman last night. C. v. T'errel, candidate for re- election as will speak on the federal lawn In a Wednesday night rally.- Gerald C. Mann, Dallas, will speak over KRBC from to p. m. Thursday, as a part of a West Texas campaign. He Is a candidate for attorney-general. 500 Chinese Slain In Jap Air Raid SHANGHAI, Aug. hundred Chinese were reported iilletl and 800 Injured to- day in a Japanese atr raid on Yangsin, a town in Ihe path ot Japanese forces driving toward the Canton-Hankow railroad. Many of ihe casualties were In- Ulctcd 'when bombs struck a hospl- Irl occupied by wounded Chinese soldiers. Chinese reports said 100 bombs were dropped on the town 55 miles west of Kiuklang. Japanese-cap- tured port on Ihe Yangtze river 135 miles below Hankow. Incendiary bombs were said to nave set fire to many houses whose occupants were trapped in the re- lentless attack. Mercury To 33 YELLOWSTONE PARK. Wyo., Aus. 15. was the coolest August 15 on record here as the official ther- mometer at Mammoth Hot Sptings dropped to 33 degrees. At Tower Falls an imofllclal recording was 27 degrees. Trolley Kills Tot WEST, Aug. IS.-MV- Two-year- old William E. Monthie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Monthie, near Glasgow, was killed today on the tracks of the Texas Railway trolley lines. Oscar Wright of Waco, mo- torman, sak! the. child was stand- ing on the track. of the word." he declared. "Th know his own personal choice of the candidates whom he felt were ed. Brutal Slaying Witnesses To Be BroughtTppqllas To See Suspects DALLAS. Aug. Inspector Will Fritz said woiiid be brought to Dallas tonight In an attempt to tdentlfy two sus- pects held here In connection with the slaying of' Adolph Laake, 27, service station operator 'at Paige, near Austin. y Fritz said the 'two men arrested by. himself and Detective Jack Archer denied they had anytriing to do with the''Brutal slaying of Laake. One of the suspects said he had served a year to a Georgia prison and the other said he "owed" Geor- gia 16 years on a robbery sen- tence. Fritz 'said their records had not been checked, but he was In- clined to believe that one of them was a. former convict and the oth- er an escaped convict. They gave their ages is U and 15. They were armed with pistols and were traveling in an automobile which .officers said was stolen re- cently In Dothsn, Ala. Laake's body was found In his filling sta- tion early today. Description Tallies AUSTIN, Aug. po- and medical services lice here tonight said a description M "Mme Protection again of two suspects arrested In Dallas losses arising out tallied "pretty well'" with the re- hwuh" ports given Sheriff Ed Cartwrlght of Bastrop.county of men-seen In the Paige community shortly before the jlaylng of Adolpne Laake, 37- a. m. Not Dictating To Voters-O'Daniel FORT WORTH, Auj. An emphatic dew! Ihst he was try- ing to dictate to the people of Texas whom they should vote for was Issued today by W. Lee O'Dan- iel. democratic nominee for govern- or- manmg [onay when 11 was an- The charge c-f "dictator" has been nounced that two government made from several sources since his scientists had perfected a process 'ndorsement list week of sU candl- for converting by-i-oduct for stale offices. of sUm a synthetic fiber "I am not dictating, in any sense' "Mmbling wool nuurgjue ijaaie, an publicly as I year -old servicevstatlon operator at have often thanked them prl- New Industry Seen In Wool Substitute Aug. new American Industry appeared i the making today when it was an- Lewis Rushes To Radio To Assail Rival Little Doubt Left As To President's Choice For Seat WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (AP) President Roosevelt spoke ont strofigly in a radio address tonight for representa- tive David J. Lewii, .who is campaigning to nnmt demo- cratic Senator Mfflard Tydinn of Maryland. NAME NOT MENTIONED Without mentioning Tydings u he did Senator Walter f. George when he read him out of the dem- ocratic party in Georgl. ]ut Mr. Roosevelt praised -Lewis u one or the American pioneers In the cause of social security." The way he emphasized the name of the Maryland renresentattre who; has been campaigning aa a 100 per cent new dealer, left little doubt Jn mind be would like u. m him elected to toe ienate. Tydings has opposed some major administration proposal vigorous- ly, and voted "present" when the so- cial security bill was pissed. Immediately after Ihe president compteted his address, in agnation-' ally-broadcast observance ol. tne social security law's third birth- day, Representative Lewis hurried from a dinner ol social security of- ficials to a microphone nearby, and broadcast to Maryland voters a de- nunciation of Tydings' voting rec- ord. Mr. iwosevelt told the nation In Us address that, had there been a reactionary administration or a 'do nothing- congress" the put three yean., "social security would sun be In the conversational stage beautiful dream that might come_ true In the 'dim distant fu- MTJST EXTEND LAW "will extended to provide old- age Insurance, and unemployment compensation for" those now eluded from-those provisions. Expressing hope that congress would broaden the statute at 'its next session, he slid federal offi- cials had been studying ways to ex- tend to Ihe people "more adequate health and medical services" and against the -W B. Ulljg OUt Of 111 health." Mr. Roosevelt's concluding words In the text given to newsmen, were as follows: "Finally, I thank publicly, as ...j.u, iic ueciarea. jne P Gould choice of whom they shall vote for and Earl o. Whlttter of the depart- for every office Is still In the hands nf i----- of each Individual voter." All that his Indorsement did, The P Could .nd Earl o. Whlttter of the depart- ment of agriculture, have applied Is being produced for patents. Casein fiber v.t.1 casein noer is being produced M to "f the r0te" In Italy. Holland. Po- w his own nArennal i-_j _ -1 land, Austria and England, Whit- tier said, but the Americans' proc- i.. i. "iu, nut me Americans proc- besl qualified to help him carry out ess differs somswhjU from the the platform on which he was elect- European. niiure of the dif- ference was not disclosed. em pr- 'our men whose long careers In the public service have been marked by continuing and success- ful efforts to help their fellow man David J. Lewis of Maryland and Robert Doughton ot North Carolina, who fathered the bill through the house of repre- sentatives: and Senators Robert P Wagn-r of New York and Pat Har- rison of Mississippi, who carried the bill through the senate. "They deserve and have the gra- titude of us all for this service to er Governor Eugene Tilmadge, He gave strong endorsement to Law tomey to Atlanta. 'BLESSED' KET. DAVID J. LEWIS Pick Veterans Hospital Site 'Selection Awaits" Final Approval By President COLORADO, Aug. 15.- (SplV- Site for the tl.ltt.ooo veterans' tos- pital, in West Texas was selected a Monday morning meeting of the federal board of hospitallzatian in Washington; and the selection has been submitted to' President Roosevelt for flnaj approval, ac- cordlpg to Information given Con- gressman George Mahbn of Colo- rado In a Monday noon telephone conversation with Col. Oeo. L Jais, assistant administrator for the vet- erans' administration in Washing- ton, D. C.' CoL I. Jams declined-to divulge the site chosen by the board, how- ever, until the choice is given presi- dential approval He said an, an- nouncement would probably be made within the nejrt few days. Locations injperJM by engineers as possible sites for hospital were at Houston, San !Angelo. Abilene Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth Dallas, and Big Spring. O'Doniel On Air At Today PORT WORTH. Aug. W. Lee O'Daniel, Texas democratic gubernatorial said today he would speak over the radio (Tex- as Quality network) at p. ml tomorrow. He also was arranging for broad- casts Thursday and Saturday, he said, but would not say what subjects of his talks would be. There was speculation whether he may not either endorse additional candidates for the run-off election, or campaign for the six he has al- ready endorsed. He has said, how- ever, that he planned to endorse no more candidates and to make no more addresses for those he fa- vored. Corrigan To Visit Austin August 25 AUSTIN. Aug. 15. W) ia..Rwiu; AVOALN, AUg. GOV His address tonight followed by V. Ailred lite today received only a few days the president's In- telegram from Douglas Corrigan, terventton In the hard-fought dem- famed New York to Ireland "wrong- ocratlc senatorial primary in Geor- way- flier, stating he would arrive gla. There, the president asked for the Austin airport at 11 a. m, the defeat of Senator Walter F. Thursday, August 25 for a few hours George, the Incumtent. and Form- visit here. Corrigan will leave here at 3 p. m. on the same date for San Antcnio a viiuviac.ucm, w uu uie same aaie ior can Antcnio rence S. Camp, federal district at- arid arrive in Dalveston Friday morning, his telegram added. UNLESS BUSINESS little Fellows' May Have To Pay M ore Taxes, Senator Predicts WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. Aug. business Improves, Senator Harrison (D-Mlss) said today, congress mjy have to require more "little felloes- to Income taxes and Increase rates In the middle brackets. Harrison, who Is chairman of Ihe powerful senate finance committee, declared, in an In- terview that he hoped It would be unnecessary for the next congress to enact new taxes or Increase extstlny ones. But unless business activity Increases so that present taxes will produce more revenue, he added, congress might be forc- ed to lower Income tax exemp- tions and Increase the middle bracket rates. Senator LaFoIlelte ip-wis) a miner finance committee member, has tried unsuccess- fully for several years to per- suade congress to broaden la- come levies along these lines, and treasury experts have been studying the advisability of such action this summer. "It we feel Impelled to get more money, which I hope that we will not have >o Har- rison asserted, "congress of course will consider broadening the base of the Income tax and Increasing the rates." The finance committee chair- man noted, however, that a business pick-up had fol'owed enactment of the 1933 tax law. President Roosevelt, criticiz- ing congress for taking some of the teeth out of the undistri- buted profits capital gains taxes. Indtctted when he sign- ed the bill he might the next congress to restore some deleted provisions. Harrison said he saw no rea- son for distributing the present form of these taxes. ;