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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 17, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' IWN NEWSPAPER Abilene Reporter VOL. LV III, NO. 78. Called Presa (UP) WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FR WNI* OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ,T COES,"-Byron ABILENE, TEXAS. V/EDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES EVENING FOUR SLAIN, TWO DROWNED- Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Stamford Mon Only Escap©d Convict Still at Large HE SEES AFTER 44 YEARS WEATHERFORD, Okla., Aug. 17.—i/P)—Earl Duncan, 24-year-old imember-elect of Oklahoma’s house of representatives, had determined today to stake his life in what he said was a fifty-fifty gamble he could throw away his crutches and walk again. Duncan, a student at Southwestern State Teachers college here, says physicians told him a delicate operation might successfully relieve pressure on his spinal column and cure his disability. But the physicians also said, if the operation is unsuccessful, it may prove fatal or further impair the use of his legs. Duncan was injured in a fall from a tower at Butler, Okla., three years ago. He was paralyzed below the waist and physicians told him he never again would walk. In a year, however, he was able to hobble about on crutches. “Since the election, I’ve been studying it almost every hour,” Duncan smiled. One eye still covered by a bandage, the Rev. U. E. Harding. Portland, Ore, minister, is shown with his wife in San Francisco after an operation had restored partially his sight. The cornea from the eye of an 80-year-old woman, left for the purpose on her death, was placed in his left eye. Eight Officials Labelled ‘Reds’ Peace and Democracy League Chiefs Deny Their Organization Communistic ^fA?5.I1l®TON’ Aug\ 11 ■ (^—Representative Mason (R-Ill), a mem-‘ t Jiri15! committee investigating subversive activities, named aernment officials today as “acknowledged members" of the ti£7Vna8Ue ^eace and D^ocracy wb<-* he said had connections with the communist party. « «# TlIf of,(fi*,s1 n*med are Harry Lumberton, natant Rural Electrification administrator; Dallas W. S my the, of the Central Statistical «    -    Silcox head of the Forest service; Robert Marshall, an official of the Public Lands service of the Agriculture department; Oscar Chapman, assistant secretary of the interior; John Carmody, Rural Electrification administrator; Mary Anderson, director of the Womens bureau, and Alice Barrows, In the office of education lean *°n mSde ^*iS- cbarge durin& testimony by H. L. Chaillaux. Amer Legion official, concerning communistic activities in the United States. •RIDICULOUS,’ SAYS ONE Smythe, who said he was vicepresident of the American League for Democracy and Peace, was the first of the eight named to comment on Chaillaux’s statements. ‘‘It is a matter of common knowledge,” said Kmvthe, “that our organization is not communistic and our records are always available for proof.” Lamberton. said . M a s o n’s charges were "ridiculous.” this be treason make the most of it.” Earlier in Chaillaux’ testimony. Committee Chairman Dies (D-Tex) and the witness agreed that public funds are being used indirectly to promote communism in the United States. The witness declared that the communist party controls the Workers alliance, an organization which has some WPA workers among its members. “Then public funds are being used indirectly to promote communism In the United States,” Dies interrupted to say. “Yes,” Chaillaux agreed. Terrell Rally Slated Tonight Representatives Of 15 Counties Will Be Present .... .    .    One    of the city's most elaborate It hardly is necessary to say ! rvui«„.i there is nothing secret about the pohtical rallies of this election year league." he added. “Many Washing- I ^ scheduled to begin at 7:30 tonight ton people belong to it and among when representatives from 15 surreal are several government offi- rounding counties and speakers from thi/hc t    IL Pf    ll    flve counties gather at the Federal lawn for a “Reelect Terrell” rally. Chief speaker for the program is to be C. V. Terrell, present chair- j man and candidate for reelection to J the Texas Railroad commission. In | addition to Terrell’s speech in his own behalf. Judge B. L. Russell of Callahan county, L. D. Ratliff of Haskell, and Guinn Williams, former member of the congress from the 13th district but now of San Angelo, will pay tribute to the commissioner. J. c. Hunter of Abilene is to preside for the program. Williams’ talk is expected to rival Terrell s in interest as he discusses the candidate from the standpoint of a neighbor and pays tribute to his honesty and ability in public him as public and private citizen OTHERS INVITED But the rally Is not to be limited to the one candidate. All candidates for local and district offices have been invited to participate In the rally and e^ch man is to be allowed ll "ll T« ll . rn ■ MW ■ DEQUEEN, Ark., Aug. 17. TA**)—The "hottest lead” of a five-day hunt sent peace rfacers of three states into a clump of woodlands 12 miles east of here today in the belief that Floyd Hamilton and Ted Walters, Southwestern bandits, would be apprehended or killed before nightfall. Murder Charged AUSTIN, Aug. 17. (UP)—Sheriff Ed Cartwright of Bastrop county today filed charges of murder in Bastrop county court against Willie Otis Smith and Frank Leonard Keeling, held in Dallas as suspects in the Monday morning killing of Adolph Laake, Paige, Texas, filling station operator.    8 Spanish Rebels Cast Lot With Germany, Italy Loyalists Survive Ministerial Crisis For Fight to End By TAYLOR HENRY PARIS. August 17.——Spanish insurgents were reported today definitely to have cast their lot with Germany, perhaps thereby ending hopes of Great Britain and France to withdraw foreign volunteers from the civil war. While Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s answer to the British plan for sending foreign fighters home from Spain remained a secret insurgent informants in Paris predicted its terms may mean the end of the cherished nonintervention screme designed to halt Europe’s little World war.” MINISTERS OUSTED The Spanish Barcelona government on July 23 accepted the plan, which provides for a census of the volunteers and then proportionate withdrawals from each side. Insurgent sources here expressed the belief that the insurgent note, given to Eritain’s representative. Sir Robert Hodgson, in Burgos yesterday, would raise so many technical objections to the London plan that the reply might as well be an out and out ’’no.” The Spanish government, meanwhile, came out of a ministerial crisis apparently stronger than before, with Premier Juan Negrin firmly in control of all factors and pledged to fight the 25-months-old conflict to the end. Two ministers ousted belong to the Catalan and Basque factions which were reported to favor an armistice FRANCO NEEDS AID They are Manuel Irujo, Basque nationalist minister without portfolio, and Jaime Aguade, a Catalan left republican. Tomas Bilbao Hospital, a Basque and the Spanish consul at Perpignan, France, and Jose Moix Regas, mayor of Sabadell, near Barcelona, replaced them. Moix, member of the unified socialist party of Catalonia which adheres to the communist party, became labor minister. Bilbao is without portfolio. The stretch shown by the government’s armies. which have taken and maintained the offensive for more than three weeks, was believed by Paris observers to have convinced General Franco he would be unable to win the war without the continued support of Premier Mussolini’s Italian blackshirts. "I finally decided Id rather take the risk.” With his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Duncan, he left for Los Angeles, Calif., to enter a hospital for a period of observation before, the operation. AFTER PARIMUTUELS PLEA— ODoniel’s Mind Governor-Elect Asks All Fads ROASTS CIO ‘Open’ on Racing Honest-to-Goodness Runaway Horse and Buggy Leaves Baird Old Timers Aflutter BAIRD. August 17—<Spl)—Reckless pioneer days vere re- runR^v fh!flaHLnlKht^When a real bUgKy and nors* were ln a ,    “*    darna^f‘    An    itinterant    castiron stove vendor tied up to an improvised hitching rack Dack of Alexander’s modem motorcycle began a ‘put-a-put’ and the horse, evidently out of vintage, broke, dashing down Highway 191 in eastern Baird at breakneck speed A youth far down the street ran out, arrested and drove the horse back to its hitching rack.    “ Old timers remarked the spectacle made them “homesick” Hillbilly Candidate To Concentrate on Pensions, Industry FORT WORTH, Aug. 17.— (AP)—W. Lee O’Daniel said today he had an “open mind’' on the question of re-legalization of horse racing in Texas, after the Texas Horse, Jack and Mul Bereeders association here yesterday had asked hilt to consider reinstating parimutuel betting. He sard he was not a racing fan and had attended only one race, at Arlington downs, when he was invited by a civic group to the track. ‘‘I have an open mind on this subject, the nominee for governor     —    —____—......1iriTt eaid at his press conference. “Before I cfrnmg th€ recent Colorado river flood had reached the mass meeting I can express an opinion I would *tage’ f°rmer Gov- ^ Moody told the investigators today owners of MOODY SAYS FLOOD SUFFERERS' CHIEF AIM FUTURE PREVENTION Spok€sni6n for Lowor Colorado Land Owners Claim Probe Utilities Inspired * lenat* c°mmittee’s inquiry con- like to get all the facts. damaged property were interested primarily in °’Dtn‘eJ sald he presumed “it Is |    not    how    much    Metric    power    *the    Colorado    fRiver    ^n^ti Guards Shoot Two Following All-Night Hunt Bodies of Pair Recovered From Trinity River HUNTSVILLE, Aug. 17.— (AP)—nix of the eight convicts who escaped the Eastham state prison farm yesterday were dead today, four killed by posse bullets and two found drowned in the Trinity river. > A seventh, W. E. Gamer, alleged leader of the break, was reeaptured. One was still at large. He was Roy King of Stamford. TWO BODIES IN RIVER Prison guards, after an all-night search for five of the eight who By United Press Prison authorities corrected their announcement of yesterday that Charles Aaron, 24, Houston, was a member of the escaping gang and that Charles Aaron was killed yes-| terday when Jack Kinsley, 25. Oklahoma City, was shot to death by possemen. The man shot to death with Kinsley was Elmer Aaron, 25, sentenced to IO years for burglary and robbery from Gray and Haskell counties, the prison announced. Authorities said that Charles Aaron also was at the Eastham farm and that their identification* were confused. stabbed Guard John Greer and attacked his companion. Mounted Guard Clyde Starnes, to escape yesterday. early today snot Convicts John Hendrix Frazier, 21, of Dallas, and Raymond Wilkerson, 24, of Fort Appearing before the Congressional committee, headed by Rep. Martin Dies, of Texas, which is investigating un-American activities, John P. Frey, above, old-time A F. of L. leader, declared that communists or communist-sympathizers held many key positions in the C. I. O., arch-rival of the A. F. of L. Frey listed over 200 alleged communists connected wit hthe CLO. (See story in Col. I.) a two-sided proposition,” adding authorltv generated, that he proposed to try to obtain all    **    <l’ the facts before the meets. legislature Pioneer Colorado Woman, 80, Dies COLORADO, Aug. 17.— (Spl.) — Mrs. Tom Smith. 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Mann Sr., near Colorado, Tuesday night at IO o’clock. She was a pioneer of Mitchell county. Funeral will be held at the Jones and Russell chapel this afternoon at 5 o’clock with the Rev. T. A. Patterson, pastor of the First Bap-two minutes in which to introduce I tlst church, officiating. Burial will himself and present his candidacy he in the Colorado cemetery. The local and district candidates have been requested to advise Terrell headquarters, Room 1214, Wooten hotel if they wish to appear on the program. Opening feature is to be a concert by th. Abilene high school band from 7:30 until 8 o’clock when the rally proper wijl begin. Last night Terrell attended a rally at Lubbock, and today he was scheduled to make a number of talks at intermediate points on his way to Abilene. He is expected here shortly before the beginning of tonight’s program. Hamilton's Girl Companion Held TEXARKANA, Ark., August 17.— (UP)—A girl who identified herself as Audie May Beckworth, 16. and reportedly told officers that she was the “girl friend” of Floyd Hamilton w’as held in jail here today. Authorities said that the girl told them she accompanied Hamilton and Ted Walters when the two Tex- Defense Denies Hines Charges Tammany Leader Paid $500 Week, Prosecutor Says By JOHN FERRIS NEW YORK, August 17—/P>— Dist. Atty. Thomas E Dewey told a supreme court jury today that James J. (Jimmy) Hines, 61-vear old Tammany district leader,' was paid "$500 a week, always in cash,” in return for political protection for the late Dutch Schultz’ multi-million-dollar policy racket. Dewey’s statements, made in his opening address at Hines’ trial on conspiracy charges, were de-Paul Stryker as “diabolical fannounced by defense counsel Llovd hoods.” ACCUSATIONS DENIED I shall show you that James Hines never conspired with anyone,” Stryker told the jury.” “The whole case,” he said, “is saturated with the rankest perjury presented to a jury in New York county." The defense attorney also vigorously denied Dewey’s accusations that former Dist. Atty. William C. Dodge. a Tammany man, and Magistrate Huian Ca pshaw had been "influenced, intimidated or bribed” by Hines. lh his opening address, Dewey vividly sketched the. operations of the policy racket and charged that the notorious Dutch Schultz mob had boasted to the underworld that Hines was the political protector of the “pennies from Harlem’’ racket. Dewey charged that Hines was He will not, however, drop everything else to study horse racing. He said his efforts will be directed chiefly toward industrializing Texas and paring the old age pensions.    * O Daniel said he heard nothing about the horse racing issue while the campaign for governor was being conducted. “They must have gotten their idea from the governors race," he commented, smiling. He recalled he In the Trinity river they found Moody    and    other    sookestnen for land owners In    the Lo**r    of tw© others. They were Colorado valley    who    suffered    losses asserted there had    been some identified as Frank Johnson. 23 of intimation the Inquiry was Inspired bv power cTmwniea    ftnd    L>0nard    *«Httl. 28, The former governor said he was authorized to sav for several of_,Tyler-county Judges along the lower stretches of the river that resident there * Conv,cts J»ck Kinsley and Elmer merely    „<£    ** yf would make no effort to prevent    I?    I payment of the authority’s obliga-    J    at    large was lions to the federal government.    holdup    in the woods    between Lovelady and Crockett. OTHERS IOLLOW’ SUIT    Frazier    and Wilkerson were shot, This statement and others fol- Bob Parker said, when search-lowed the appearance    before the in-1 ers ““fht up with them as the quisitors of Welly K.    Hopkins, rep- I convlct« were attempting to kill resenting the Department of Jus-    j bloodbounds employed    in    the chase. Semi-annual    convention    of    the    tice’ who exPlained he had been as-    sald tbe fugitive*    resisted ar- West    Texas    Pharmaceutical    asso-1 !^ed.-^0.observe the investigation    ,.reAt- Fair Trade Bill Will Be Aired was a dark horse in the race “and I ™    r...,BKeuu«i    wo-    and    report .. questionsGUARD’S guns taicwv ™1.*..P.reKy.‘'ood ™<*. »o folk, ciatlon «* "> ‘on *«»« today J that might tend to impair payment' P., J! .    “ of the authority's ot federal government. have told me. The govemor-nominate said he was not familiar with the proposition of return mg horse racing on a parimutuel or other betting systems. O’Daniel, in indicating he will not spend all his time on the question of horse racing, said he believed that by concentrating on the main Issues of industrializing Texas and paying the pension* it will be possible to develop Texas tremendously in the next two years. I federal    ‘    ,0    ln*    'h*    of Guards Starnes and Greer by a group of 13 convicts as a hoe squad was being escorted to the fields. Starnes’ horse kicked off the He declare h*    .    Afternoon speakers were Brvan Eastern industrialists intl™*?, BradburV' Taylor county represen-Texas hora ne * fw Ult€reste<l lo tative, discussion "Fair Trade Bill and Dubl eifv hiI ' ,<l.V*rtls‘n« ln Tex,,;- Joe Hill, aute“ natir Riven R    campaign has from Henderson, slated to discuss IL.    “17*0 tv    Tai    ti    a____ ...I    -    -    impair    payment with registrations    ------ mark. On the heels of a morning bus- j    lhe    •“d toes., session ms luncheon fes- j miUXV^Tf U "h^e tivities, druggists went into a study I E. A. Amim Jr., Fayette county this afternoon of the Fair Trade ' judge, and State Sen. L. J. Sulak of bill which they are backing for LaGrange were quick to reflect Texas. Similar legislation is a1- Moody’s sentiments with CRA or its    ---------- ready in effect in 44 states, said program. Sulak said he believed a CaPtain Hamilton, who has been Dr. W. J. Danforth, secretary of Plan for joint flood control Drotec-C    a,n investl8atl°n, said "    -    -    don and power generation could    SSLTY be evolved. A. J. Wirtz, attorney for the authority, urging that the committee get down to facts, said the authority’s position was no different in spite of impassioned speeches. the Texa* Pharmaceutical association, who is the feature speaker tonight for the banquet program attackers and he fired his rifle, causing five of the number to five up the escape attempt. stabbed by Leonard Smith. The chase spread northward into See FEN BREAK, Pf. 13, Col. 5 Ex-Editor Dies CHILDRESS, Aug. 17. (UP) L E. Haskett, 78, agricultural editor of, the Childress Index, died here today ^ ‘NOT pR*C'E FIXING’ Uo HfMa .JU.    *    I    *    ‘    A    f    IN    i    «    mc    ^    ^    LUI    J    nr Fair Trade Bill from a Senator’s Standpoint,” and J. M. Penland, president of the Southwestern Drug corporation, from Dallas, to talk on "Fair Trade Bill from a Wholesalers Standpoint.” Snyder Boosters Advertise Rodeo He was editor and publisher of the Index from 1889 to 1928. A fair trade bill in Texas would permit the right of contract be- The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday.    y Thursday™*^ Partly c,oudy tonight and Ttaurlday XM! P,rt,y c,ou<ly tonight and Highest temperature yesterday u* Loweat temperature thl* morning73 TEMPERATURES Tuea.    Wed. p.m. am. as fugitives committed several hold-ups near Dallas, one in Texarkana present with Graham Bo Wein- Advertising the Scurry County ro- tween the manufacturer and 2” w.h,c*; T™ Fjlday ,or * two* ..... daJ stand at Snyder, a motorcade of boosters stopped in Abilene yes Richard Critz Visitor Here wholesaler,” said Dr. Danforth. is not a price fixine mpasur* I    rn    nunene    yes- buy it would do away with loss- It K *J}*rnoon on the Junket leader, or bait, selling.”    ^UgbJ;hLs    arwi- However, Dr. Danforth will be    boosters    came    here    from    An- discu&slng another subject tonight, j ^"a”d c°ntinued Merkel,; thPougnout the day. *He“Is at'“the He is to be tile after-dinner speak- i    Roscoe    and Snyder to > Wooten hotel, er for the banquet, for which e a *wo*day 800-mile tour of James J. Stinson will be master West Texas of ceremonies.    While    in    Abilene    the    delegates Associate Justice Richard Critz of the Texas supreme court was in Abilene today greeting friends who are supporting his candidacy for re-election to a first full term on the high court. Judge Critz arrived late Tuesday night, and will remain here His stop here will be largely one of personal visits, the judge said. He will attempt to confer with all vwiui d. nay, Aouene druggist. T ......HU», un a lo-mmuie lawvprc ann    u called the morning session to or- broadc^t over Radio Station KRBC ' and other JJ,.,    merchants der. and Mavor Will w uai. «... with Carl Yarbrough as master of    pe    sons    on downtown ceremony. The Rainwater brothers string band furnished musical num-    L    u    ^    “    winding    up    a hers.    through    the    Panhandle and Enthusiastic tended the official welcome to the fjj drug visitors. Shine Phillips of 7- Big Spring made the response. 7*    ' The annual address by the presi-dent. Gerald C. Allen, was followed 73 b.v the naming of committees. Then the Drug Travelers of Tex-g4 as, sponsoring a drug clinic in con-87 nection with the convention, took ... si over. • • • I Presiding was J. L. (Buck) Free- and another in Kansas. Undaunted by Gross Fires- See HINES TRIAL, Pg. 13, Col. 5 Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity 74 87 70 90 72 42 BS ARMY forces slow blue retreat as mock war big push starts By OLEN W. CLEMENTS CAMP BULLIS, August 17—(A*)— Up the valley of the Salado today Brown troops advanced 1000 yards ?n hour as the big push of the third army maneuvers started. At the crack of dawn the Brown army s 15,000 Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona National Guardsmen and the famed second division of the regular army swept from the southern edge of the Camp Bullis military reservation. Blue army outpost units retreated toward Neutze Hill, where the main action of the day was expected. The 26,000 soldiers of the two armies apparently were glad to get out of the brush country In which they have been hiding since Sunday. They biased away with blank cartdidges while regular army attack planes and bombers droned overhead. Skirmishes had been halted by grass and brush fires, three of which sUll blazed today atop hills. The three fires weie under control and were being allowed to burn out. Last night Texas National guardsmen were called upon to stop a grass fire that spread close to a huge arsenal on this 20,000-acre military zone. The flames were turned back a mile and half from the arsenal as a strong wind sprang up and whipped the blaze from dry grass to tinder like trees. Two more fires, one in the Texas area and one in the sector occupied by Oklahoma. New Mexico and Arizona National Guardsmen were flaming today. Fifteen Texas guardsmen from a San Antonio infantry company last «.3o p m *“30%.rn.' 12:3* p.m' f™0 °* Da,las- general sales direc tor of Southwestern Drug and president-elect of Texas Drug Travelers. Joining with him in his feature of the program, a study of merchandising, were Arch Beasley of Dallas, district manager for Bauer and Black; Dave Collings of ; Dallas, district manager for Coca (Cola; and Marshall Terry, general nioHf    w    ^    .    **les mana8*r of the Miller Rubber k rusbed to the Fort Sam company of Akron, Ohio Houston base hospital at San An- Druggists were guests of Banner receptions for the group were reported at stops along the route. Monday Uiey swung over the western section, going to Lubbock, Tahoka. O Donnell, Lamesa, Brow'n-field, Big Spring, Post, Colorado and Westbrook. Yesterday they went to Roby, Rotan, Hamlin and Stamford before circling south to Abilene. There were 40 members of the delegation which stopped here. Two rodo peerformances daily will be held at the rodeo and prize money is approximately $1,000. tonio after they had fallen while fighting the fire that approached the arsenal. Army doctors said none of them were dangerously ill but all were suffering from fatigue or ptomaine poisoning. The 15 men joined 320 comrades who have been adnitted to the hospital since the guard encampment was opened on August 6. out Creamery, Pangburn company and the Snowwhite Creamery at the luncheon. Last night’s banquet was staged by the Southwestern Drug, McKeeson-Crowdus Drug company, and Behrens Drug company, followed by a dance courtesy of the Hilton. A dance will banquet, follow tonights Fighters Weigh in NEW YORK. Aug. 17. 'TPi—Lou Ambers, defending champion, held only a quarter-pound advantage over Challenger Henry Armstrong when they weighed in for their lightweight title fight tonight. Ambers weighed 134 1-4, or 3-4 pounds less than a week ago when the fight was postponed; Armstrong gained 3-4 pounds to tip the scales at 131 South Plains area, was optimistic over his runoff campaign He will visit South Texas, East Texas and tne Rio Grande Valley before the Aug. 27 election. Hi also will make several radio talks. Judge Critz was appointed to the supreme court commission in 1927, and later was re-appointed to the commission by members of the court. In 1935, after the tragic slaying of Judge William Pierson, Judge Critz was appointee to the bench. He was elected in 1936, without opposition, to fill the unexpired term of Judge Pierson. This year, he is a candidate for a full term. Judge Critz came to Abilene last night from Lubbock. Monday, he participated in the Amarillo celebration dedicating the Will Rogers Memorial highway, and Tuesday he visited at Tulia. Plainview and other towns between Amarillo and Lubbock. He will leave here tonight for Fort Worth, where he will be honored at a reception Thursday. He also will make a radio address from Fort Worth. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 17, 1938