Abilene Reporter News, August 18, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 18, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' oww NEWSPAPER VOL. LVIII, NO. 79. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO PRlKNpe. OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Hulled (I.TJ WITH SIX OF EIGHT DEAD- ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, PAGES preu uld disqualify pensioners from voting, unaer Art. 8 of the constitution. .This question had been dis- cussed in the legislature before. Art. 6 says "the following class- es of persons shall not be allow- ed to vote Persons under 21 years of age and lunatics All paupers sup- ported by any county." A legislative committee once received the suggestion from a state official: "You ask a way to take the old-age pensioners i out of politics. The way is to disqualify, them from voting." He expressed or Implied the conclusion that the authority existed under the clause" for disqualification. The suggestion that the O'Danlel move, might end In disqualifying the aged pension- ers came from those supporting the campaigns of candidates omitted from the O'Danlel slate. The was made that, when it U shown the promised cannot be paid all old folks, because the federal government will refuse to match except in case of need, the retaliatory power of the pension bloc might be clipped. But, beyond discussing this possible decision, the question was raised that, If the poll tax law is repealed and some more universal system of voting In- augurated such an act'would be subject to court rulings that might take away the pensioners' votes, even without any In- fentlon on the part of officials to do It. AT A Name Hines Policy_Racket 'Protector' Witness Tells Of 1932 Conference TAMMANY CHIEF JAMES I. HINES Injuries In Car Accident Fatal R. 1. Of To Be Buried Today WINTERS, Aug. I: Collins- worth, 55, ,long time resident and land owner of the Pumphrey com- munity northwest of here, died in a Winters hospital early this after- noon of Injuries rtcetve'd In an auto- mobile accident one mile north of town about noon. Alone In his automobile, light coach, Mr. Colllngsworth was en home when a tire apparently blew out, causing the machine to crash in to a bridge railing. Victor White saw the mishap from his farm adjoining the highway. A passing motorist carried Mr. Collinsworth to the hospital, but he rtl'd two or three minutes after reaching here. The victim's boy was bruised badly, his leg bones were broken in several places and his face was cut severely. Born December 10, 1882, Mr. Col- linsworth was married there to Launa Rampy. They came to the Pumphrey community In 1912, and, with the exception of a three'or four years spent at a home on the edge of Winters, the family has lived con- tinuously since that time on a farm ille south of Pumphrey. Mr. col- worlh was a member of the Methodist church, with membership Winters, and was active in church and community activities. He Is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Colburn of Winters, Mrs. Garland Nance of Cisco, Launa collinsworth, who lives at the family home; four sons, Ger- ald, superintendent of schools at Rotan, Chester or Merkel, Rampy of Cisco, and R. I. jr. of Pumphrey; a mile Hnfwor hood. nwtji U1J tljg building was started early this year under contract to C. at Seymour. ,___ church bem "Ponded In constructlon'wwk cnurcn. Burial will be In the Fair- and material when a lone- view cemetery under direction Spill Funeral home. -Pallbearers will.be W. p. Garden- er, John Denton, Harris Mulln, B G. Owens, Ben Williams, Arthur Mitchell, John Shlpman, and M. E, Ult Hand Mangled OLNEY Aug. 17.-Mv_The hand of J. c. Estpr.Mge, is. amputated at a hospital here today shortly alter his arm was mangled In Ihe machinery of an oil test northeast of Olncy. He was visiting' Ihe well at the time of the acci- dent, Defense Counsel Asks Mistrial On Testimony NEW YORK, Aug. James J. Hines, one of Tammany's most Influential district leaders, was named by witness in supreme court today as the man who agreed to throw the cloak of political pro- a the operations of a multl-mllllori- dollar policy -syndicate headed by the late Dutch Schultz. The witness, George Welnberg, husky, tanned, former "business" associate .of the slain racketeer, Schultz, described a conference in 1932 at which he said plans were made to run the policy racket without too much police Interfer- ence. His testimony brought'-a' demand from Uoyd Paul Stryker, chief de- fense-counsel at Hines' trial 'on conspiracy charges, that a mistrial be declared.': who earlier had de- Attorney Thbm'as B, Dewey's prosecution of the.Tam- many chlel tain as being made ;ap of "diabolical falsehoods" arid rankest lost his motion. Dewey charged, in his opening address, that the Schultz gang had contributed Money and "thousands and thousands" of votes toward the election of former District Attorney William C. Dodge, Dewey's prede- cessor, a Tammanyite. .Weinberg, who was indictsd with Hines but who pleaded guilty and agreed to testify for the state, said KIDNAPED COUPLE BACK Pegiy; Gross and'Daniel Cox Fahey, Jr., St. Louis couple kidnaped by-IFO men :and re- leased near Minneapolis, are "shown after they 'relumed '-.home. former Missouri 'convicts, were charged with the Press Photo) the conference with Kines took Manhattan ----llfii------- place at Schultz's apartment early in 1932. During the conference the Tarn- j many district leader received from Schultz, the witness added. Welnberg said he was ordered to pay Hines a week, plus any additional sums, up to quired for protection. HOSE 'OPEN MIND'ON STIR Contract Awarded On Haskell Hospital Oklahoma s Firm Is Low Bidder HASKELb, Aug. Con- tract for completion of the Haskell county hospital building was award- ed today to HIggins and Higgins building "contractors of Lone Wolf' Okla. Their base bid of was the lowest of four submitted on the project. Confirmation of the con- tract awaits approval of the Port Worth district office of the public works administration. Originally planned as a county it application for a was approved. work on the build- ing was halted and plans for an en- larged structure drawn to enab.U the county to qualify for from PWA, increasing capacity of the building 50 percent. Total cost of the building is 000, leaving approximately' available for equipping the institu- tion. Discovered Slain BROWHWOOD Aug. 17.-W-E. J- Brinkley, cafe proprietor, was found falally shot at his home here today. A gun lay nearby. SALUTE TO SCURRY COUNTY New Law Against Bookmaking, Need For Revenue Seen As Aid To Ponies nt y Gove W. Lea Governor James V. Allred, friendly to O'Danlel since the fcSffi of the racing. Race bettlnj has been a highly controversial subject in Texas. The debate may flare again at the state democratic convention in Beaumont next month. In view of O'Danlel's remarks, enemies of racing may fight for a democratic platform plank declaring definitely against Its return. If the sport is brought back. It perhaps will be under local option. Counties desiring it can vote for it while those having a majority of citizens wth an view can keep It outside their borders. Even though O'Daniel should de- cide In favor of such a plan, ad- vocates probably would have a dif- ficult time pushing It Ihrough the legislature. When racing was out- lawed several of its friends said they did not see how It could be brought back for at least six or eight years. 1833 through priation bill. One thing which might operate in favor of the ponies is lhat Texas now has a stringent law against bookmaking. Another factor which might contribute to reopening of the tracks Is the ntcd for more revenue. it was legalized In a rider to an appro- Druggists Urged Two Legislators, Drug Corporation Head Speakers Two legislators and the head of a major drug corporation urged West Texas druggists In session here Wednesday afternoon to rally their support, and lhat of other Inde- pendent merchants, behind (he pro- posed fair trade bill which will come before Ihe next Texas legislature. 01V11 OI Don. Purpose of the law and its merits ham visited his colleague. Congress- The Weather Anil.FAK m. 98 a jrar mn. Ho find i tlrlmtr: Hill II for repeal were told by Rep. J. Bryan Brad 7 c oi Colorado, t bury of Aoilcne, Senator Joe Hill of nlgfit on the way to Fort Davis Henderson and J. M. Penland, prcs- Went of Southwestern Drug Corp.. Dallas. The purpose of the law. which Ihe federal government passed as an enabling act. Is "to preserve com- petition, but fair ReD Bradbury asserted. LAW DESCRIBED Becoming more specific, he ds- Ste DRUGGISTS, Pr. If, Cot. J Large Crowd Hears Terrell 'Did Not Vote For Candidate Says By RAY DAVIDSON Biggest political rally crowd for the year last night heard C. V. Ter- rell and his friends ask thit in- cumbent's reelection to the Texas Railroad commission. Beginning with a. band concert, the rally ended with production of criticisms of and derogatory'printed matter about Terrell's opponent, G. A. Sadler..' i Presiding for the program was J. C. Hunter, president of the West Texas Oil and Gas association, president of the Abuene chamber of commerce, and an Independent oil operator. 'T submit that we must not risk letting a new man into the railroad commission, who could, along with the. third member, throw the whole thing out 'of said Hun- Hunter present Gulnn Williams of San old friend of Judge Terrell. Alter tracing Ter- rell's career, tie .'.introduced the candidate. 'APPRECIATE Terrell began by saying that four or five candidates' for the 'office who were eliminated in the first primary were supporting him, In addition to W. tee 'O'Danlel. "I did not vote for Lee said Terrell, "But I appreciate his support. Mr. O'Danie! realizes that he will need careful handling of the railroad commissions affairs to help make his' pension program pos- sible." Terrell himself made only 'slight reference to his opponent. He challenged voters to take the rec- ord of hU private and public life and compare it with the private and public record of his oppose si. Principal portion of Terrell's speech was devoted to an outline of the duties of the railroad com- mission. He asserted that Te.ias. having per cent of the world's oil, is vitally interested in the proper handling of this resource. Under old, uncontrolled produc- tion methods, he said, only 26 per cent of the oil in a lapped pool was recovered. Now, he said, more lhan SO per cent Is being taken. He said that proration practices had raised the price of oil from 10 cents to per barrel, making it pos- sible-tor west Texas independents to continue operations. Proper safeguarding of oil re- sources. he said, protect the state fund's royalty Interests'. "As long as I am oh the commission. I will guard with vteilance that heritage left the children of Tex- See RALLY, ff. 15, Col. Ray burn Guest Of Colorado Solon Congr an Sarn Rayburn of Bon- man George Mahon of Colorado, to- Congressman Raybum, democratic floor leader in the house of repre- senlallves. had dinner with the local congressman and his wife tonight. He is staying in the Colorado hotel. Accompanying him Is his sls- ler, Luctnda Rayburn. and a nep- hew, Charlie Rayburn. The party will leave In the morning for Fort Davis where Raybum will spend a short vacation with his brother. For Stamford Felon Ended Roy King Only One In Escape Still At Large CROCKETT, Aug. of eight convicts who engineered a break from East- ham prison' farm lay dead to- night, the slaying of oae lead- ing to murder charges agaiast a prison guard and the promise of a prison board member to circumstances of bis death. FIND TWO DROWNED Posse's bullets slew John Hend- is Frazler, 21, of Dallas, and Ray- mond Wilkerson, 24. of Fort Worth, in the Trinity river bottoms early today. Two' convicts were found drowned In the Trinity river, and two were shot yesterday. Dog Sergeant Bob Parker said Frazler and Wilkerson were shot when searchers caught up with them as the convicts were attempt- ing to kill bloodhounds employed in the chase. He said the fugitives re- sisted arrest. Roy Ktaj of Stamford, serving time for robbery, was the only one of the eight who stabbed prison guard as they fled, to re- main at larie, and Capt. 3. P. Hamilton of. tie prison farm: said the'Intense iearch for him had teen abandoned. Another, W. E. Garner, of Beaumont, alleged leader of the break, was captured yesterday. At Crockett, County Attorney Leon tusk of Houston county said Sheriff Arch Maples had tiled a charge of murder in Justice of the Peace D. D. Long's court-against Dog Sergeant Parker of flit East- ham farm In connection'with the death- of JftizfiK' said a warrant had beep Is- sued for Lthe arrest of Parker.-, C., W. Butler-of Crockett, member of the prison board, said h'e was conducting a thorough inves- tigation into the slayirigs. The bodies of Leonard Smith and Prank Johnson, two of the fugi- tives, .were found In the .Trinity river between Ferguson prison camp and camp No. a, today. Capt. John Saston, thead of No. 2 camp, said he thought Smith, who could not swim, was being helped by John- (Buck) Aaron, were shot yesterday hours after the break, when Gamer was captured. Prison officials told today how See MANHUNT, tf. 16, Col E Ranch Employe Drowned, Fear KNOX CITY, Aug. More than 200 persons were search- Ing for Jack Bradley, about 25 and an employe of the Hugh Roberts ranch, who was believed to have drowned In the Crotort creek, about 16 miles west of here, this after- noon. Bradley, accompanying owner Hugh Roberts, rode Into the rising week on horseback. Roberts said Bradley suddenly disappeared. The uuappeareu. me COLORADO. Aug. horse gained the bank, but Bradley was ..not seen. Persons were stationed at bridges north and south of town to watch for the body. The Croton creek i the Brazos river and were stationed at the mouth of the creek. Row boats and a motor boat were being used In the search. The mo- tor boat was going down the creek making p. systematic hunt. H was about p. m. when Brad- ley rode Into the river. His body had not been found at midnight. He single and tr.j son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bradley, who live on a ranch near this town. HUSBAND MARY KING PENS 'PRAYER FOR A FLEEING CONVICT RECOUNTED nf qt a search for Roy fn T'S' SU" St h yi h'S Mary "'D' ln with her radio and the Reporter-News office. .h. ?Ck to manhllnt expression In a poem, which she submitted (or publication. In It she refers to the couple's smaU daughter, who'lives with her grandparent, In a nearby Texas cits The verse follows: PRAYER FOB A FLEEING CONVICT Somewhere, Cod somewhere! Somewhere In those moaning pines A hunted man with a haunted soul Quavers when a bloodhound whines, Jumps a leaf Is stirred by the air, Cowers as those thirsty bullets tear That have gotten the rest. Or does he know? Know that his blood-steeped pats are dead? or the one And the only one( As closely he's pursued and pressed- Hts life their goal. They demand their toll. Somewhere, God, somewhere I Condemned by Jaw and man He's starving while he's hloUng, Bruised and bleeding; And justly so For other blood was shed. But God, dear God, Be Tore he's dead Let him feel this tenderness: One baby's smile, One mother's love, .One heart'still held within his hand. These things no law could reprimand, Mann Woodul Race To Fore Former ignores O'Daniel Endorsement, Latter Cites Reasons For Runoff Picks I By the Associated Press -Bitterness of the race for began to hog the limelight Teias'ninoff campaign Wednesday. Youthful Gerald C. Mann; former Texts secretary of state time Southern Methodist university football hero. Ignored the ment of his opponent by W, Lee OXfcnlel with the assertion he was run- ning "solely, on the Gerald C. Mann "Experience in law Instead of In politics is in attorney generals he said at Quanah. "Consider the kind of experience my opponent offers When he set out to revise "the pension Dili next year. the t-.- pension law last and cut thou- sands of old people off the pension rolls Walter Woodul, blessed by O'Dan- iel, prepared a speech for delivery at Dentori in which he said O Daniel has the responsibility of carrying-out his program, and the people feel he Is is entitled to the assistance of-the candidate he be- lieves can best help him. On this same principle the organic law em- powers the president to appoint the attorney general of the United son when the .two drowned. They were, hard-pressed by the posse at the time. DIBK DISCOVERED Prison officials said a three Inch dirk, which they surmised was the one used In stabbing Guard John Greer when the group fled, was found on Johnson's body, it was made from a kitchen casekElfe. owvenson, croons' oppo- Convtcts Jack Kinsley and Elmer nent, said at Groesbeck. he ,would Buck) Aaron, were shot yesterday any reasonable tax meis- _ ure submitted by the new governor to pay old age pensions In full Bascom candidate foi land commissioner, said at Corsicar.a he was "proud of the endorsement; of Injured Pierce for lieutenant-governor, said at Dailas where he was removed after an automobile accident near CJuanah, he would remain In bed thfi remainder, of the week but would broadcast from his bed over a state-wide hookup.. CoXe Brooks' oppo the citizens of Travis county, who gave him xa majority of three. to one, of J. H. Walker, former land commissioner, and W Lee O'Daniet 3oy, Waits For 'God To Raise WOODWARD, Okla.. Aug. 17VA ieven-year-old, bed-ridden' boy waited tonight tor "God to raise him'' and mend his ailing leg. The Rev. James Winsttd of the Assembly of God church said his son. Carl Hay Winslead, slowly was Improving of a leg ailment which Mr. Winsted said he believed was rheumatism. Prayer will cure his son. the father said. Physicians, "permitted to examine the child but not not treat him, said the boy was suffering from a bone infection which might prove fatal If It spread to hts heart. CLIMAX AT NOON Cavalry Of Browns Scores First Major Gain In Mock Warfare TAMP RrrT.r.n; it ,n Search For Outlaws Turns To Oklahoma DEQUEEN, Ark., Auj. The hunt for Floyd Hamilton and Ted Walters, southwestern desper- adoes, turned to southeastern Okla- homa tonight when possemen re- ceived a report that two men had forced a farmer near Hochatown to give them food. Four carloads of officers started into the neighboring state. CAMP BUU.IS, Aug. hard charging fifth cavalry of the regular army' a rough riding bunch, crushed through the lelt flank of the Blue army tonight for the first major gain In the third army maneuvers. The 26.000 troops engaged In the maneuvers.. 15.000 Browns and 11.000 rMcndlnif fouvhl all over the 20.000 acre military zone at sunset with main lints established about the center. Umpire headquarters said neither side had an advantage but that the Blue army, de- fending an ammunition dump near Boerne. 12 miles from their main lines, had successfully, ac- complished their objective to- day. Broti-n Uoop composed of Ok- lahoma. New Mexico ami Ari- zona national guardsmen and the regular army second divi- sion and fifth cavalry, swept aside Blue army outposts and lale in the day were pouring troops, tanks and big guns be- hind their front lines, Fifty soldiers of tompanles C. and B. 143rd infantry, thir- ty-sixth division, who had stub- bornly held Leon hill for the Blue troops, were captured late In Ihe day by cavalrymen of the Brown army. A counter attack on the Brown wedge of cavalry that broke through Ihe Blue army left flank was started. THe situation at dusk In brief was a long battle line, running east and west, aboul 12 miles south of the Brown army's objective, an ammuni- tion dump near Boerne. Tnt maneuvers had less than 18 hours to g? tyf.Tc they slop a: noon Thu'sdiy. HERE TODAY GEBAID C. Mann Will Speak Over KRBCToday Other Cities Area On Route Continuing his fight against what he terms as professional politicians and political racketeers, Gerald C. Mann will brins his runoff cam- paign fov attorney general to Abi- lene with a speech today at I p. m. over station KRBC. Mann spoke Wednesday night at Amarlllo. His itinerary for today Is Seymour, S a. m.; Haskell, a m.; Abilene p. m.; Winters, 3 p. in.; Coleman, S p. m.: Brown- wood. p. m. His address at Brownwood will be delivered over the Texas Quality network. He will so to Waco for a rally Friday night. Information Sought On G-Mon's Victim MEMPHIS, Tfnn, Aug. of justice agents checked criminal records "in a large number of states" today for inforrcaUon concerning a man Memphis opcrar.vcs shot to death last night in a downtown gun battle. J. E. Clesg. asent-in-charge. identified dead man as Fred A. Tuttle, with a number of aliases, wanted ii Mobile, Ala., for striking a policeman in the face with pistol. The 30-year-old man, described aj a Texan. slain at a street after he had opened fire on FBI men sent to m "tip" from the operator of u apartment house In which he lived. ;