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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 18, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVI11, NO. 79.Wf)t Abilene import cr-firms_"WITHOUT. UR WITH OFFENSE TO FRONDS OR FOES WE SKE I CU WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES,'-Byron DHM Pmi (CP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 18, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES AiMdaM Pre** (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Eleven-Year-Old Croesus, Pals Go on Spending Spree Alter Pickle Jar Yields Riches CHICAGO, Aug. 18.—(UP)— Little George Kosir, ll, and his gang—Big George, Willie, Mattsie, Jerry and Smokie— tearfully explained today the cause of South Throop street’s recent boom which rivaled, on a juvenile scale, the glamor of the Klondike gold rush. The boom started July 8 aft- er little George found a pickle jar beneath the rear porch of his home. Instead of pickles, the jar contained $940. Little George summoned his pals and the boom was on. A few of their expenditures, which Little George recalled for his parents; Two bicycles, $70; twelve bill folds tor friends, $42; one hundred dollars offered in $10 lots to boys who could walk across the top of a huge sign biard; twelve flashlights, $7.80; a day s outing at a Jackson park, $45; rental for horses at Lincoln park, $32. little George learned yesterday that the money had belong ed to his father. He appeared before Juvenile Judge Lambert K. Hayes to testify at the arraignment of Big George, 19, the eldest of the boys, who was charged with larceny for his part in depleting the jar. Little George's other pals were there, too. Judge Hayes recovered $263 from them, then continued the case to give the boys’ parents a chance to obtain a complete accounting. But before he recessed court he called the boys before the bench. “Can’t you tell me what you did with the money?” he asked. Little George, Willie. Mattsie, Jerry and Smokie recalled only a few minor items'. Big George, who had declared himself bookkeeper when half the money had been spent, said he had kept a record of some expenditures. For example: August 7.—(Boat excursion to Milwaukee): Boat fare, $6; stateroom, $12; taxis, $5; food $13; gingerale, whiskey and wine, $5; slot machine on boat, $28. “I was the only one who drank liquor,” Big George said. “The others had milk.” Little George stepped forward. “Once,” he said, “I got $60 changed to nickles. The other boys stood along one side of the drainage canal and I pitched coins across to them.” APPEARING BEFORE GRAND JURY Sheriff Says Convict Slain Begging For Life Offering First Suggestion— TRAFFIC SAFETY BODY RECOMMENDS THAT CITY ADOPT MODEL ORDINANCES By unanimous vote of members present, the Abilene chamber of commerce traffic safety committee today decided to recommend to the city commission that the “model traffic ordinances” of the U. S. Department of Agriculture be adapted to Abilene’s local conditions and adopted as the city’s traffic rules. “By adopting this ordinance,” Sim Shelton committee chairman, commented “we not only give Abilene the best type of traffic laws that have been evolved, but include Abilene in the national program for uniform traffic laws. "The time is coming when all j sent a skeleton ordinance form by which traffic rules and regulations can be changed from time to time without thd necessity of repealing existing laws and writing new states and cities of the nation will ones. adopt uniform traffic laws. By > “We can take the rules which adopting this form now', we will have already been drawn up localise the city of Abilene from hav- ly,” said Don Morris, “fit them into ing to do again the work on which this model ordinance form and have this comimttee has already spent an ordinance which not only meets much time and effort.”    our local needs, but conforms with The model traffic ordinances pre- the national trend.” The recommendation of the committee is to be submitted to the Abilene city commission for approval. The committee was appointed to make a thorough investigation of the local traffic situation and present recommendations for improvement to the city commission. The ordinance adoption recommendation is the first of a series of suggestions which the committee expects to make. First business to come before the committee today was a report from Roy Marshall, chairman of a subcommittee to investigate and make recommendations regarding traffic congestion, hazards, and marking of through streets. Marshall reported rank growth of weeds had blocked the view on several street intersections, but that he had reported the condition to the city commissioner and several See SAFETY, Pg. 13, Col. 6 CAUSES FURORE Says Probe Witness— AMERICANS Youth Recounts Fighting There Bostonian Blames Communists For Enlistments Here WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.— (AP)—Abraham Sobel, 23, of Boston, who saw service in the Spanish civil war, told the house committee investigating un-American activities today that between 1,600 and 1,700 American toys were “virtual prisoners in armies in that country. “If those boys were allowed to return to the United States, would they come back?” Chairman Dies asked. “Every one of them,” Sobel replied. “Are they prisoners over there?” “Virtually prisoners.” Repre.sentative Mason (R-Ill). a committee member, asked whether those boys would make good American citizens if they returned “I would say 999 out of every 1,-000 of them.' Sobel answered. JOINED CAUSE IN BOSTON Sobel. a law student, told how communists approved the list of Americans who went to Spain to serve the loyalist cause. He aLso related how he had to salute the Spanish flag and demonstrated the communist salute. “The communist party and its affiliates were largely responsible for the American boya going over ,” Sobel said. He said he had Joined up with the loyalists at the Ukrainians Workers club on Causeway street, Baston, and obtained his passport after being instructed by the recruiting agent to tell officials he would not go to Spain. My story was that I was going to Australia,” he said. Sobel testified the ship on which he sailed from Marseilles, France, for Spain, was torpedoed FIGHT FOR BAUBLE’    terrorist gang, “The Yellow He escaped, he said, by swimming ; Way Society.” l£vtnie?hlan!l WhiCh had been COn'l The terrorists emptied two auto-Das.serisers 2’.    .    the    matic mausers Rnd three revolvers Chairman Dies rn    “ Loh stePP®d out of his automo- rman Dies (D-Tex) read in-I bile in front of the Central hotel. PRISONERS IN SPAIN NATIONAL GUARD TO GET FLYING 'SHOWCASES Immediately dubbed “flying showcase” was the new army air corps observation plane pictured above, flying in recent maneuvers. Complete visibility in all directions is provided for the crew by the unusual cockpit, the sides and top of which are glass panes. It is reported that all national guard air squadrons will be equipped with the “showcase’’ planes. IN SHANGHAI TERRORISM— Kill Chinese Police Chief Death Follows Japs’ Apology Fusillade Mows Down Marines' Settlement Aide SHANGHAI, Aug. 18. — (UP)—Loh Lien-Kwe, Chinese superintendent of the international settlement police, was assassinated today by five Chinese gunmen believed to be members of the pro-Japanese Federal Clerk's | Office Closed Ida M. James, United States com- J mLssioner and deputy court clerk. is vacationing in Plainview. Her office in the federal building will be closed until September I. During her absence, all bank- ! ruptcy papers are being filed with 1 R W. Haynie in the Mims building. Mrs. James asked that any other pressing court matters be taken up directly with George W. Parker, U. S. northern district court clerk, Fort Worth. Drug Men Pick New Officers Gerald C. Mann Campaigns Here Declares 'We've Got Opponents on Run' in Radio Talk Gerald C. Mann, candidate for attorney general who polled over 328,-001 votes in the first primary, brought his vigorous runoff campaign here in a radio speech Thursday afternoon. He spoke over KRBC. Mann opened his address with an expression of appreciation of the support he received from this section in the first primary and he solicited the help of those voting for the three unsuccessful candidates "We’ve got them on the run," Mann declared in referring to his oppasition. “There is a panic in their ranks. They don’t know which j way to turn. They grab here and I they grab there for something to tie to. But all efforts will prove fruitless. “They cannot understand an organization such as that of Gerald C. Mann, built on friendship and mutual respect that has existed through the years. I In their consternation they can 1 find but one thing—talk about Gerald C. Mann. Most every night some speaker of my opponent has taken up an entire radio program talking, not about their own candidate, but about Gerald C. Mann, ’ They represent a candidate with a long political record, 21 years to be exact. They cite nothing from that record as a recommendation on board would    make    its own investigation of the    whole    break    and its resultant six deaths and one wounding "I know the board plans an in-of    him.    Twenty-one years    of poli-    Vftstigation," h*    said heal    life    they    pass over,    and    talk    barker, about    40, has been    an em- WTCC Charges Farm Program Discrimination Agriculture Board Called to Meeting Here Next Monday Serious discriminations against West Texas farmers which the West Texas chamber of commerce contends will result if recently announced    agricultural adjustment program regulations are carried out will be studied by the agricultural board of the WTCC at a meeting here Monday. The meeting, to be held in WTCC headquarters at IO a. rn., was called by Manager D. A. Bandeen on authority of President H. S. Hilburn of Plainview and Clifford B Jones of Spur, chairman of the agricultural board. West Texas farmers will receive smaller wheat loans per bushel than farmers of any other state under the formula announced by the AAA for making the loans, WTCC officials declared. The loan is to be made on the beala of 77 cents, less handling charges. The handling charges in the West Texas amount to approximately 28 cents, leaving a loan of only 49 cents for West Texas wheat farmers. WTCC officials say Kansas farmers will get about 58 cents. North Dakota farmers about 65 cents. Kentucky and Ohio farmers about 70 cents. A course of action in protest to the formula for making the wriest loans will be studied by the com-i mittee. Use of the same formula for j making cotton loans, which again it I is believed would result in , serious I dlscriminaton against West Texas : cotton farmers, also will be protested. The committee probably will consider plans to renew activities of the organization in behalf of the domestic allotment plan for agriculture launched by the Plainview convention of the regional organization held in 1935. State Commissioner of Agriculture J. E. McDonald has been invited to attend the meeting. Members of the agricultural (board, in addition to Chairman Jones, are Hugo Haterius, Lueders; J. O. Gukrke, Amarillo; r. C. Hop-j ping, Lubbock; R. E. Dickson, Spur; J. A. Crump, Paducah; J. J. Steele, Anson; R. E. Patterson, Lockney; Omar Burleson. Anson; Kncx Pitted, Anson; and W. J. Ely, Snyder. Machinery Set Up For Cotton Loons WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—(JP)— Machinery for making a 1938 government loan on cotton was set in motion today following word from Secretary Wallace that a loan program would be announced within a week. The agriculture secretary told a press conference yesterday the rate of the loan probably would be near the minimum set in the new farm law, or somewhere between 8 25 and 8.30 cents a pound. He expressed hope as small amount of cotton aa possible would come under the loan program, ---- -    I will add to the government’s Lusk said he was certain the pris- Richarci Cruz, received 372.000 while present holdings of 7.000,000 bales Guard is Held Without Bond After Killing Authorities Believe King, Still Loose, Drowned in River CROCKETT, Aug. 18— (UP) —Sheriff Archie Maples went before the Houston county grand jury today and told its members why he filed charges of murder against Rob Parker, Eastham prison farm dog sergeant held without bond in the killing of John Hendrix Frasier, 21, Dallas convict. Maples story to the grand Jury | was kept secret, but both County Attorney Leon Lusk and Dr. C. W. Butler, Texas prison board members, quoted Maples as saying that Frazier was shot to death at dawn yesterday as he pleaded for his life, with his arms above his head. Both those officials quoted Maples as saying that he saw Frazier step from behind a tree approximately IO feet from Parker. They said Maples told them that Frazier had both arms above his head. “Sheriff Maples told me Frailer was begging and praying to HUNTSVILLE. Aug. 18.— (API—General Manager Q. J. S. Ellingson, prison head. said this morning that Convict J. M. Pickett, 35, of Dallas, escaped from No. 2 camp of the central state prison farm near Sugarland last night Pickett, who is serving two life sentences plus another 99-year sentence from Bexar and Travis counties for rape and murder, ran from his squad while they were poisoning cotton, Ellingson said. Parker not to shoot—but he shot anyhow,” Butler said. Lusk gave virtually the same quotation from Maples. “I’m    positive that    Chairman Joseph Wearden. of Victoria, of the prison board, will call an investigation of the entire Eastham farm break and the shooting of four prisoners.” Butler said. "The grand jury probably will act later today on the charge against Parker.” Lusk said Here’* the bronze statue of a tomcat which roused a furore of protest in St. Louis after directors of the art museum bought It for $14,400. Critics conceded that the statue might be all right from an art standpoint, since it was supposed to have been made 2400 years ago in Egypt out contended that museum authorities showed poor Judgment In buying it. especially when “relief needs are so desperate.” W. H. Davidson Visitor in City Candidate For Supreme Court Meeting Voters W. H. Davidson of Beaumont, candidate for associate justice of the supreme court of Texas, spent today in Abilene and was busy meeting members of the bar and scores of other voters as he extended his campaign into Central West Texas. Judge Davidson polled 366,000 votes in the first primary. His opponent in the run-off race. Judge to the record a letter the witness had written from Paris, telling his family of his experiences, in, which Sobel said he had had “some very foolish ideas about communism” before he left the United States. Asserting he had been robbed by his comrades. Sobers letter said he realized that what he had gone to fight for was just “a bauble—a band of dirty, rotten crooks.” Earlier, Margaret Kerr, patriotic society worker, identified for the committee photostatic copies of an affidavit declaring that Harry Bridges, west coast labor leader, attended meetings of the communist party as “Harry Dorgan.” a by-stander assassins es- Active Court Term Likely Next Month Prospects are good for an active term of district court here next month, Deputy Sheriff Wade Willis reported today. “For the past few days we’ve been kept busy serving various papers in connection with cases to be tried in September,” Willis said. Not only local service, but many out of county trips have been made necessary by the activity. “Anyhow,” Willis commented, “the courts will have plenty to work on from the first day of the term.” His chauffeur and were wounded. Tile caped. INVESTIGATING RIOTS Loh was recently appointed to head an investigation into the activities of pro-Japanese    terrorists. Yesterday he issued to the press police records and photographs of Zang Yu-Chin, 350-pound leader of the society, dubbed    the    “Baby Blimp.” Loh’s duties as police superintendent included aiding United States Marines and other foreign troops in rounding up Japanese and Chinese terrorists. Shortly before Loh was killed. Col. Senruko Kusomoto, chit f of the Japanese army’s special service branch, called at marine headquarters and apologized for an Incident in which some of his men tangled with the American troops. year were installed and recommended resolutions of the executive committee passed. J. W. Bryant of Lamesa was named president. Leroy Clark of San Angelo, vice-president, and Frank Myers of Abilene, secretary- Quins Better CALLANDER, Ont., Aug. 18-(UP)— Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the Dionne quintuplets’ physician, said today the babies continued to make “satisfactory progress” toward recovery from the sore throats which have kept them from the public gaze for two week*. Judge Named In Hines Trial NEW YORK, August 18—<**)—’The name of a New York City magistrate, now dead, who was listed by District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey as having been "intimidated, influenced or bribed” in connection with the multimillion-dollar Harlem policy racket, was injected today Into the conspiracy trial of James J. (Jimmy) Hines, Tammany political chieftain. Six-year-old records of a hearing before the magistrate, Francis Erwin, were introduced to show that Erwin peremptorily discharged a group of 42 prisoners captured in a raid on a Harlem policy "bank” conducted by “Joe Joe” Ison and his brother. Masjo or “Little Joe.” One of the defendants at the heal ing WiLtred Brander, 43, a were elected to supplement the four "» — lr'?' IZ “f*r j T JESS* ™'dy WvT U 8horl San Angelo wa* awarded the March meeting of the West Texas Pharmaceutical convention early this afternoon In a post-convention session of the board of directors. Exact dates will be set at a later time. The three-day convention of the West Texas Pharmaceutical asso- mnminrW«\S    r°    *    clase    this    I    and    his    speakers    to cite any~lega! firM Wilkerson then Frazier, wa* Hor IJL?«?♦-ii * J    or    governmental    accomplishment    of    shot    down hig many    public    office    at Austin that about Gerald C. Mann.’ Mann then referred to the Texas Securities Act,’ “which I wrote and which has given to Texas her first real protection against a set of racketeers, the fraudulent stock and bond swindlers.” I have challenged my opponent ploye of the prison system of Tex as for 16 years, but had been at Eastham farm only the last 30 days, Lusk said Frazier and Raymond Wilkerson, 24. Fort Worth, w’ere fleeing from Eastham farm on the Lovelady road eight miles from here when Judge Tom Smiley received 221,000. SEES BROTHER The campaign visit In Abilene wa* also a reunion of brothers. Judge Davidson’s brother, T. P. Davidson, has been practicing law In Abilene 33 years. They are sons of the late W. L. Davidson, who was Judge of the court of criminal ap- J peals of Texas for 30 years. W. H Davidson has never served in any public office except in the judiciary. That was as presiding Judge of the 58th Judicial district.! a position he filled IO years. He I began the practice of law at Sour on which loan* have been made in past years. Wallace said the cotton loan program would be similar to the 1938 wheat loan program. This would offer premiums on better qualities of cotton and make compliance to AAA acreage allotment* necessary for eligibility for loans. The Weather It pays to advertise. A delegate to the West Texas Pharmaceutical association convention believed that slogan and put it in practice, He had large poster board ' painted with the following words: "A good druggist wants a job. Please see me in room $38, Hilton hoteL” A small boy was hired to carry the board around among the convention body in the hotel. might compare with the securities act, but they have not replied.” FAVORS PENSIONS The candidate then discussed old age pensions, stating he is for them, voted for them, while his opponent, as a candidate now, is tell- Parker denied that the convicts had offered to surrender peacefully. He said he shot after he had commanded them to halt and they had not compiled. Lusk said that Frazier was unarmed .and had SI IO in his pocket. BELIEVE KING DROWNED Frazier and Wilkerson were two Lake and after five years, went to Friday partly cloudy, continued ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tonight, treasurer. Out-going officers were Gerald Allen of Robert Lee, president; Bryant, vice-president, and Clark, secretary-treasurer. Two new executive committeemen ing the old folk "how mucn he loves of eight convicts who broke out of them, but a,s lieutenant-governor, only two years ago, "he ruled in favor of the amendment deliberaliz-ing the old age pension act, causing many thousands of names to be stricken from the pensions list.” The candidate also promised a constructive administration and cooperation with the governoi and other department heads, saying, “we shall work as a team, shoulder to shoulder, in the interest of and for the welfare of the state of Texas.” the prison farm Tuesday. Six of the eight are dead A seventh surrendered and one. Roy King, 26, still is at large. Authorities believed King might have drowned in the Trinity river, meeting the same fate as two of his rom panions, Frank Johnson. 23. and Leonard Smith, 25. Jack Kinsley, 25, and Elmer Aaron, 25. like Frazier and Wilkerson, were killed by officers’ gunfire. Beaumont. There he has practiced 20 year* and besides serving on the district bench IO years. In an interview this morning the candidate for the state's highest See DAVIDSON Pg. 13, Col. 6 Humble Operators In Session Here Thirteen service station Operators gathered at the Wooten hotel this morning for a three-day lubrication school, sponsored by the Humble Oil Sc Refining company. * Paul Drummitt of Texas A. Sc M. college is conducting the school. Attendants from many surrounding towns are here and the public is invited to attend classes. L, ^ Partly cloudy, somewhat unaimed In welt portion, probably acat-tered thundershowers in aouthwest portion tonight or Friday. Last Texas: Fair tonight; Friday partly cloudy, continued warm. Highest temperature yesterday ... ga Lowest temperature this morning ..Ti TEMPERATURES Wed. Thurs. 6 30 p.m. *:3o a m. 12:39 p m. Dry thermometer    92    7*    91 Wet thermometer    <17    67    70 Relative humidity    26    70    34 the current Magistrate Erwin discharged them, “we went right back to the same work ’—operating the policy “bank.” Death Is Probed BROWNWOOD, Aug 18. (UP) — Officers investigated today the death of Elijah J. Krlnkley, 42. cafe owner, who was found yesterday with a pistol wound in his head. Officers found a gun lying besidt the body. B. Cobb of Brady Old members of the committee are J. A. Weeks of Ballinger. Burt Pinson of Lubbock. Allen, and Charles Frost of Big Spring TO SELECT SITE The executive committee went into session immediately after lunch Cease /War/ in Hill Country— BROWN ARMY CLAIMS VICTORY BY VIRTUE OF DARING RAID By OLEN W. CLEMENTS CAMP BULLIS, Aug. 18.—(AP)— The order to cease fire came down at    11:05 a. rn. today ending the    that covered the entire 273-square- Third army maneuvers with both    mile battlefield went the word that to select    the convention    site    for    next    i    Blue and Brown armies locked    stopped the “war.” Troops threw year    Delegations    from    Mineral    Iln    combat on a far flung front.    down their arms and began to pack Wells. San Angelo and Sweetwater    Gen.    Lesley J. McNair, chief up their belongings for the long trek will present invitations.    1    umpire, gave the order stopping the back to the army camp here and Approving the recommendations battle, which had raged in the hill a bath, a shave and a bed. country since dawn yesterday when lie Blue army bivouacked in the i Tomorrow morning the army gen-rough and rocky upland.    erals and emeers will j.Y’S.ettSr Over a network of telephone wires in a critique and figure out who won and why. Nevertheless, the Brown army claimed victory. They asserted Lieut. Edgar J. Treacy, who has been dubbed the “Brown Raider” because of dally the battle ended in stalemate, portion of the Brown army’s objective, a huge ammunition depot and got away before he was killed, theoretically, by a road mine. The Blue army claimed victory by virtue of having stopped the Brown army main line from penetrating far into their own lines. Brown army artillery never reached a po se* DRiir.r.ifiT« 9m ie r-i a Ll    —I J    ucnuHusiws    c»a not ren- terea the Blue army general hea See DRUGGISTS, Pg. 1$, CoL 4 I the Brown army began sn attack on‘der a decision in the battle. Off! J quarter. and shot it upiombed his scout car activity, had sneaked iTm_,A    ter behind the Blue lines, boldly en- jsition to hurl big shell* on the -un um pi ie headquarters did not ren- ■ tered the Blue army general head- , munition dump, the Blue leaden a I said. J ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

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Issue Date: August 18, 1938

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