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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 20, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LYU I, NO. 81. ®be Abilene Reporter -Btu# " WITHOUT.OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES "-Biron Halted Presa (HPI ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20, 1938—EIGHT PAGES Associated Presa (AP) ★ ★★ EYEHIHQ PRICE FIVE CENTS DEATH PROBED Authorities sought to learn the cause of the .death of Mrs. Kila LaMance (above), whose body was found on a cot in a vegetable cellar at her Laclede, Mo., home. Her husband. Dr. William LaMance, was charged with her death. The doctor's mother said he had told her he was innocent. Stock Audion Site is Leased Abattoir Location Sought to Boost Slaughter There Site for a livestock auction at tile municipal abattoir has been leased by Bob McDaniel and Charles Morris from the city of Abilene. The lease, at $1 per year for IO years, was ratified by the city commission yesterday. CLAIMS MARKET AID The site is 200 feet south of the abattoir, and is 126 feet wide and about 250 feet deep. Commissioner George E. Morris (no relation to Charles Morris) has been working for several weeks on a deal to locate a livestock auction near the abattoir. Lubbock has. Committeemen Lay Last Sales Crusade Plans Sales Managers' President to Give Launching Speech Preparations began today for inauguration of a Salesmen’s Crusade in Abilene next Friday night. At that time all firms aligning themselves with the campaign will rally their sales forces at Abilene high school auditorium to hear an address on sales technique bv W. V. Ballew of Dallas, general sales manager of Dr. Pepper company and president of the National Sales Managers’ association. At a meeting last night, directors of the crusade completed plans for the campaign and made definite committee assignments to get the movement underway. KICKOFF AT H-SU Officially, the crusade will swing into force Monday. August 29. with a downtown parade and the “kick-off” address, which will be made by some nationally known speaker, at Hardin -Simmons stadium with the public invited to attend. An appeal was made by G. W. Waldrop, general chairman, for all merchants to line up with the crusade as soon as possible. To Join, the merchant has only to send his assessment to J. E. McKenzie, salaried director of the movement, and make sales plans for his own store. After Joining the drive the business firms will receive packages of window stickers and pennants, placards, automobile stickers and pledge cards PARADE ON SCHEDULE Classification of assessments was announced last night as the following: stores employing IOO or more persons, $25; from 50 to 99 employes. $15; from 25 to 49 employes, $10; from IO to 24 employes, 15; from five to nine employes, $3: two to four employes, $2. and individuals. 25 cents each. On the committee to plan the big parade Monday, August 29, are D. H. Jefferies, chairman, Walter Jarrett. J. T. Haney, Will Watson. R. T. Bynum, Walter Adams. H. C HUSBAND JEALOUS OF WIFE Rich M’Cormick Family Member Transfusions Given Victim To Save Life UNWILLING TO SLEEP ON DECK, HE DIVES OFF SHIP, SWIMS RIVER NEW YORK, Aug. 20. (UP)— ‘‘Turn back the ship,” Joseph Charlton demanded when informed that no cabin had been reserved for him on the S. S. Comet and that he and his wife would have to sleep on deck during the cruise to Providence, R. I. “No,” the captain replied, •‘we're already past Hell Gate and we don’t turn back.” “Okay! Come on Claire,” said Charlton, grabbing his 28-year-old wife by the hand. “Stop,’ ’the captain shouted. as Charlton peeled off his coat and shoes and climbed onto the rail. Charlton jumped. The captain seized Mrs. Charlton. The radio operator called for a police launch. Charlton, swimming resolutely up the East river, was hauled aboard a passing yacht. The police launch overhauled the Comet, took off Mrs. Charlton and her husband's clothes, returned them t othe 90th street dock. Charlton, drenched and triumphant, was waiting there. Police took him to a station, dried him out and let him go. He and his wife are here on vacation from San Marcos. Calif. through the consignments made to j    „ w the auction brought many cattle i ^‘i^^d^ R. 0LBoger^ Don Mot there, establishing an important Wetst Texas market, Morris declar ed. "It has more than doubled the slaughtering at the abattoir * there, anc*- I believe it will do the same here,” he said on one occasion. McDaniel and Morris will have ris. T. A. Hackney and D. W. Crain. Harold Austin, chairman, Sterling Wooten and Lee Gowan form a committee to arrange for the kickoff event that same night. Howard McMahon and Max Bent ley are to look after publicity. Leroy Jennings and Vie Behrens will arrange for the initial meeting of full chaw of tho auction, employ- ■“>« *«**»    °‘    next log the auctioneer with no interest *****    high    school._ In the business, terms of the lease contract state. All city rules of sanitation must be compiled with, it also was stated. SAUSAGE PLANT SOUGHT Commissioner Morris also Is working on another project for increasing activity at the abattoir— a sausage plant. Such a plant would probably slaughter IOO to 125 animals per month, in the abattoir, he pointed out. More than 50 residents of the North Ninth and Clinton streets area signed a petition asking that a drainage system for that part of the city be built immediately. The petition was presented to the commission yesterday. Street Commissioner Webb discussed a tentative plan for such work, estimating cost around 52,000. The city commission voted yesterday to pay the home telephone rentals each month of L. A. Grimes, water superintendent; G. Scogin and Doc Cannon, water employes. since these employes are on duty call day and night. Tile city has been allowing phones for the sem-etery sexton and for the zoo keeper for some time, It was pointed out. Bid of Allen Plumbing company to install the sewer vent in North Abilene and traps in an effort to eliminate sewer gas was accepted yesterday. Tile figure was $127 complete. TESTING OXYGEN MASK— Hughes Posts New Air Speed Mark Crosses Nation TRIAL RECESSED, POLICE PLACE GUARD OVER HINES WITNESSES May Be Perfect, But Is It Fun? LONDON. Aug. 20. (ZP)—'The magnificent health of a British lad whose vegetarian parents restricted him to a meatless diet has led one of Britain’s foremost physiologists to believe he has located the “mast perfect boy.” Sir Leonard Hill, director of research at St. John Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine, wrote in the British Medical Journal of the youth. Tile perfect specimen doesn't eat meat, fish, eggs or bread, walks IO miles daily before breakfast, then sits down to this—one slice of pineapple. For lunch he has baked spinach and onion pie with a thin crust, made of whole meal flour; cheese, and milk—IO ounces in all. For tea he doesn't have tea, but two apples, one orange and two small potatoes. Inside ll Hours Contrivance Saves Pilot Raw Throat, Airmen Explain By DEVON FRANCIS Associated Press Aviation Editor NEW YORK, Aug. 20.— (AP)—Howard Hughes, round the world and transcontinental record holder, hung up another record today but it was only incidental to a research flight. Winging non-stop from Los Angeles to New York to test a new type oxygen mask for high altitude flight, Hughes, in his ’round-the-world transport type plane, crossed the continent in IO hours, 34 minutes, beating the best previous transport record by almost 30 minutes. He flew at an average altitude of 20.000 feet. HE PRAISES MASK In January, 1937, however, he crossed the continent in 7 hours 28 minutes and 25 seconds in a special racing plane. D. W. Tomlinson, another research flier, held the previous transcontinental record for transport type planes. Landing at Floyd Bennett airport at 6:56 a rn. (Abilene time) Hughes and three companions said the new type oxygen mask held great possibilities for future flight at extremely high altitudes. “Ultimately,’’ Hughes said, “transport operations will be conducted at altitudes of around 30,000 feet. Our present equipment and engines will not permit regular flight at that height. The point I want to make is this:    That    as    an air plane leaves sea level the man at the controls becomes less efficient. He explained that passengers in high altitude transports would not be expected to wear masks but musical organization for the Texas would obtain added oxygen by di- Rural Letter Carriers association at rect injection of the gas into the the national convention of rural letter carriers, opening in the cap- Wilfred Briner (above), 43- year-old West Indian negro, told a dramatic story of “death ride" threats by the “Dutch” Schultz gang in taking over control of the policy racket in New York. He testified in the trial of James J. Hines. Tammany leader accused of participating in the racket. Cowboy Band To Washington Gib Sandefer and his famous and travelled Hardin-- Simmons Cowboy band pulled out aboard the Sunshine Special this morning for Washington to serve as the official Harlem's Former Policy King Tells Of Life Threats NEW YORK. August 20.—(TP)—A picture of Dutch Schultz as a vicious, profane, gun-toting racket boss was left today with the jury in the trial of Tammany District Leader Jimmy Hines. Still appearing a rf able after the first week of listening to charges that he served as a political guardian angel for Schultz’s $100,000,000 policy syndicate. Hines left the courtroom grinning yesterday as the trial was recessed Tor the weekend. The last witness of the week, Alexander Pompez, onetime policy king in Harlem, had just testified that the Schultz mobsters contributed thousands of dollars in tainted racket money to election cam-1 paigns 'in 1933. It was Pomp**, now guarded day and night by a squad of four detectives, who said he had felt the lash of the Dutchman’s venomous tongue, had seen the tough-talking gang lord draw a murderous gun out of his Jacket. Now 48 years old, prosperously dressed and gray-haired. Pompez entered the numbers business as a banker in 1930 after operating a Harlem cigar store 18 years, he said In 1932, he testified, henchmen of Schultz demanded that he pav “protection” money to the Dutchman. Finally after the henchmen took him in a bullet-proof car. **heavy as a truck,” to see Schulti and the gangster warned him he would be “the first nigger I am going to make an example in Harlem,” he capitulated. He reluctantly accepted a proposition that Dutch take over the bank and pay him (Pompes) $250 a week and 40 per cent of the profits. Eastex Crude Is Slashed to $1.20 Purchaser Takes 15 Cents Off Price In Surprise Move DALLAS, Aug. 20.—(UP) — The prico for East Texas crude oil was reduced from $1.35 per barrel to $1.2© today by one large purchaser. East Texas Refining company, with headquarters here, nosted Its new price effective at 7 a. rn. The conins nv buys between 6.500 and 7.000 barrels daily from 350 wells. Shot HOW TO SALUTE cabin of the transport plane. PREVENTS RAW THROAT Hughes explained that he used a Lovelace oxygen mask which, he explained, differs from other oxygen contrivances in that the air and oxygen are mixed before the user of the mask inhales. Tile other ital city Monday. The trip was arranged by the Texas carriers, 300 of whom contributed to the fund needed to defray expenses of the band. Members of theband making the AUSTIN. Aug. 20— (UP)—1Texas oil men todav anxiously awaited explanation of a statement made late Frida** by Col. E. O. Thompson sneaking for all three members of _ j the Texas railroad commission, that due to a lessening of market demand for oil. Saturday shut-downs of all nil production mav h- added to the Sundw clastng of Texas oil fields “possibly anv minute" M Col Thompson made the surprise statement last night here in an impromptu press conference atter the pommiaaion’s regular monthly oil allowable hearing and a report of the estimated September market demand for crude oil had been presented the commission by th*1 federal bureau of mines. Trompson. Chairman C. V. Terrell. and Commissioner Lon Smith emphasized strongly that all were in accord in making the statement Commissioner Smith had previously expressed disapproval of the “holiday program" of limiting oil production because of lessening—during oil wells’ idleness—of gas pressure used to produce oil. Stressing the fact that a period of lowered market consumption will begin around Labor Day, Col. Thompson said, “Oil is not finding a ready market. In the K-M-A field near Wichita Falls, the Cayuga field in East Texas, and in West Texas there is ‘pipeline proration.’ It look* like it may become necessary to shut down Saturdays as well as Sundays. We must keep production in line with market demands.” Pedestrians Duck For Cover During Shooting on Street HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20 — (AP)-A young electrician’s belief that another woman’* domination of his wife was responsible for his broken home was blamed by police today in the spectacular Hollywood Boulevard shooting of Mrs. Emita Krueger, wife of Karl Krueger, symphony conductor. While Mrs. Krueger lay in Good Samaritan haspttal, her condition described as critical, police questioned Charles E. McDonald, 30, husband of Frances McDonald, Mrs. Krueger s maid. Detective Lieut. George Whaley announced that McDonald confessed he fired the two shots which struck the former Chicago society girl as she ran for the safety of a dancing studio where her elght-year-old daughter, Theresa, was awaiting her. The shooting occurred at a busy boulevard intersection late yesterday, in view of scores of terrified pedestrians who scurried to cover. “Mrs. Krueger broke up my home,” Lieutentant Whaley quoted McDonald as saying, after admitting that he had followed her from her home in his car. “She pulled up at the curb and 11 drew alongside of her. I asked her ’Where are my wife and baby?’ “She got out of the car and said she was going to call police. I pulled out the gun and fired. Thats all I remember.” GIVEN TRANSFUSIONS The McDonalds have been involved in a divorce action and light for custody of their daughter. Mrs, With clenched fist, Abraham Sobel of Boston, who saw service for the loyalists In Spain, demonstrates to a house committee In Washington, the salute he said is given the communist flag in war-torn Spain. He testified that more than l.-600 American boys were “virtual prisoners” in armies in Spain. ¥    * rf Schools Next In Red Probe Universities of East Permeated, Dies Declares WASHINGTON. Aug. 20. (£1— The house committee studying un-American activities announced today it would produce evidence that communism “permeates’* some eastern colleges and universities. Chairman Dies (D-Tex) said McDonald filed the suit July 22, as-1 three of the prospective witnesses serting that her husband threaen-! were teachers, and addod that they ed to cause trouble to her employ- “will demonstrate how prevalent ers and prevent her continued em- ( communism is in thse schools, and ploy men t. masks, he said, "feed you raw oxy- trip were Marion McClure, direc-gen.” He said the mixture of the tor; Edwin Phy, Borger; G. A. LQvelac, mask eliminates the posai- Mlh)er> claud<,:    R1(.hard Sheriff Finds Still On His Own Farm TAPPAHANNOCK. Va. Aug. 20. (A*)—Essex County Sheriff S. S. Newbill went still hunting today and found three “moonshine” operations —one on his own farm. Maybe he wouldn’t have been so angry, the sheriff said, but today’s was the second discovered on his own premises. With the still he found 600 gallons of mash, but no attendants. Wheat Insurance Blanks Are Due BALLINGER. August 20—(§pl.) —Pete M. Davis. supervisor for Runnels county government's wheat insurance plan, announced today that blanks for the insurance on next year’s wheat crop should arrive here within the next IO days. Applications may be filed soon after the arrival of the blanks, he said. An accurate estimate of the number of wheat raisers in Runnels county next year could not be made, but the supervisor said most are showing interest in the plan. Nearly 700 wheat raisers were listed in the county last year. bility of the throat becoming sore as it sometimes does when the raw oxygen is used. “It is made of a sponge rubber composition and has a sort of a bladder on it that vibrates as you brothe in and out,” he described. The mask was developed by Dr. Tsinan, Shantung provincial capi tai. But the Chinese insisted the 42.-000 fight-and-run warriors in Marion WKilkes ®hantun8 were acMve and that    Funston    Farmers gin and obtained campaigns in other areas were    a    486-pound    bale. “continuing to be successful.” Guerrillas were said to have driven within 25 miles of Nanking. In Southern Shanti province, where the Japanese have been attempting a new campaign to carry IN HINT FROM ATTORNEY- May Ask Congress to Make Oil Industry Public Utility By G. W. STEWART Jr. WASHINGTON. August 20—(UP) —Asst. Ally. Gen. Thurman Arnold hinted today that he would ask congress to declare the oil industry a public utUity. In a radio address last night, during which he asked for a greatly increased anti-trust staff, Arnold compared the present trend for regulation cf monopolies with that of 1933, when “we were forced to take control of the financing end marketing of securities.” Today he said, “We are being forced to take control of inflexible price structures and coercion* in restraint of trade.” Young. Abilene; Rayford Wan, Panhandle; Bervin Harper, Wichita Falls; Ray Olivadoti, Abilene; Joe Dene Propst, Wichita, Kansa Amarillo; Joe Millsap. Abilene; Von Ceal Brantley, Dalhart; Alfred Boyd. Crane; Billy Fleeman, Dal-Richard Lovelace, of the Mayo las; Richard Gabler, Oklahoma foundation and tested recently on city; Cyrl Pingleton, Panhandle; a ^Hushes* average soecH with Bernard Kirkpatrick. Sweetwater; | them across the Yellow'river, Chi-hardly any following ‘ wind, was Rex Folkrr' Haskc11: PhllllP Caden- ^ 238 miles Der hour.    I head, Weinert and Bill Watson, booming increasingly confused His companions on the flight j Abilene. Herschel Schooley. H-SU chinese* tr000^8^1 irregulars11*5 °f were Glenn Obekirk, superintendent publicity director and professor of DESTROY RAILROAD of Hughes’ airplane company in Los: journalism, accompanied the band. -jTie defenders declared also they Angeles; Harry Connor, chief nav- | Paul Attaway. Big Spring, for- had destroyed again all the rail-igator of Hughes’ world flight; and mer president of the Texas carri- way trackage in Shansi that Japa-****    *    “    *    *    11    cis    association,    ^ss chairman of I had repaired the campaign that resulted in send-! Unconfirmed reports said the mg the band to Washington. At- high command of the Japanese ar-taway boarded the train here this mjes jn central China was removing morning with the band He was headquarters from Shanghai to accompanied by his two daughters,1 Elva and Eva Jean. R. L. Adcock. Merktl, also joined the group leaving from Abilene. E. E. Smith, state president of the carriers, was aboard the train when Chinese Halt Jap Advance SHANGHAI, Aug. 20-UP>—Chinese declared today their forces had checkmated tht Japanese on all fronts. The Japanese said a new large scale drive against Chinese guerrillas in Shantung province already had scattered 10,000 irregulars near and bolled cotton and obtained a Anson's First Bale Of Cotton Ginned ANSON. Aug. 20.    (Sp!)—First bale of 1938 cotton was ginned here yesterday for S T. Perez, who lives on the Willie Herndon place. He brought in 1.405 pounds of picked 405-pound bale at the Struve gin. A few minutes later Gabe Gentry. who lives east of Anson brought in 2.000 pounds of bollies to the Irater Gentry brought in a second bale at Funston, as did J. J. Steele. who ginned a bale there weighing 466 pounds from 1,345 pounds of picked cotton. Mrs. Krueger, daughter of Mrs. Lucy McCormick Jewett of the McCormick harvester family, wa* shot in the left side and left leg. Her husband, conductor of the Kansas City symphony orchestra, was in a dentist’s office at the time and was unaware of her injuries for some time. After two blood transfusions Mrs. Krueger rallied and gave police a statement. “Chuck McDonald is an insanely jealous man,” she said. “He was a trouble-maker all the time. I wa* kind to hi* wife despite this and I let her live with us as a maid and a companion to me over the objections of Mr. Krueger.” Trustees, Teachers Meet at Fair Park Approximately IOO trustees and leading teachers of Taylor county schools met at Fair Park auditorium at IO o'clock this morning for a get-acquainted program and discussion of plans for the coming school year. As opening feature of the program. Wendel Foreman led the group in singing "America.” after which Ben L. Graham, superintendent of Wylie school, gave the invocation. Welcome addresses were given by First bale last year was brought James E. Freeman, chairman of the in August 7. Charles Perrine, radioman. Nanking. 165 miles farther inland. The plight of IOO Americans and British who took refuge at Ruling a month age was uncertain. Chi- J. H. (Red) Stokes Raided by L-Men Complaint charging J. H. (Red) j Stokes with possession of beer for purpose of sale was filed in county court this morning. John W. Coates, j district supervisor for the Texas liquor 'control board, who signed the complaint stated that liquor agent* seized about 15 cases of beer in a raid last night on Stokes’ residence. 1102 Victoria. Liquor agents also seized a small i talk, the group engaged in round county school board and by L. E. Dudley superintendent of Abilene schools, R, G. Boger of McMurry college R A. Collins of Hardin -Simmons university, and Don Morris of Abilene Christian college. T. M. McGehee, county superintendent, presented the school calendar for the year and Mrs. Rate Casseaux gave a preview of the year’s work. Chief speaker was Dr. E. it’s plenty.” The witnesses will be brought before the committee next week by Rep. Thomas iR-NJ), wdo investigated subversive activities, particularly in New York City, befoxa hearings began a week ago. The committee called for further testimony today concerning charges that communists control some activities of the Federal Theater proj-et In New York City. Thomas said one of the informants was a man “who knows all the inside stuff” about the Communist party in the United States. Mrs. Hazel Huffman, a former WPA under-cover worker who said she represented about 900 rotors determined to keep all subversive elements out of the Federal Theater, testified yesterday that employes in the New York City Federal Theater were forced to join communistic organizations. Candidate's Twin Political Stand-In' COLUMBIA. S C . Aug. 20. iJP) —The “stand-in,” long a Hollywood institution, has appeared in one of South Carolina’s congressional races. Rep. Thomas S. McMillan of Charleston has been prevented by illness from making an active campaign, so his twin brother, John B. McMillan, a member of the state public service commission, substitutes for him. Except for a few pounds difference in weight, the McMillan twins are dead ringers for each other. The Weather As head of the department of jus-, has put the major oil companies in tice’s anti-trust division, he blamed 1 command of an economic toll bridge it"" a it I v’eCt "thT^'lnorning Abilene and Vicinity—Partly cloudy to-M. ; nitcht and Sunday; cooler Sunday. Shepherd (rom the state depart-    i2^«^ndS"£ ment of education. Following his night- Sunday, partly Cloudy, cooler U north portion. Kau Texas—East of moth Meridian nese said they killed or wounded IOO quantity of beer in a raid on an- table discussion of school problems, partly cloudy tonight and sunday; cooler Japanese and captured munitions industrial price fixing agreements and a and coercion for “gradually cliang-ng this country into an industrial autocracy.” He placed some of the most wasteful one, shot through with unnecessary duplication of filling stations, advertising costs and service casts. The Temp- blame on government because of its tation to use this toll bridge to co failure to provide adequate machinery for enforcement of anti-monopoly laws. Using the oil industry as an example, he charged major oil companies with standing between the independent oil companies and their markets. "No one can deny,” he said, “that the marketing system for gasoline erce others and to fix prices to turn that waste into a profit is often irresistible. “Congress might well consider that the marketing of gasoline has become a public utility. This goes beyond the anti-trust laws. Yet, I accompanied by his wife and three other Colorado carriers. W. L. Fletcher, Jr Hamlin, treasurer of the national association, left by auto for Washington early this week. Between 50 and IOO members of the Texas association are expected to make the trip to the national convention, either by rail or auto. He was near Ruling. other residence but charges had not been filed this morning. A barbecue luncheon was served in northwest ponton sunday. ; Highest temperature yesterday was 96; , in the park at noon.    I    lowest this morning, 74. Jews Ride’ Underground Railway to Escape By EDWIN SHANKE BERUN. Aug. 20. (JPh-More than 1,000 Austrian Jews, It was estimat-Texas has 1,679 rural letter car-    ed today, have been    smuggled into riers and the Texas Rural Carriers    Switzerland the past    month by the conceive    that    part    of the    duty    of    association has 1.685 members, six    modern versions of    the Scarlet an enforcing    officer    Is to    call    the    more than full-time carriers, dele-1 Pimpernel and the    underground attention of congress to cases where gates, going to Washington stated ! railway. the law* are inadequate.”    j    this morning,    | Three hundred Awls* frontier guards are trying to cope with the j and Austrians who, with earlier fu-problem and all available police in 1 gitives, supplied money and shelter the Northern Swiss cantons have I for fugitives on the way to the been mobilized to help. France reinforced her guards at border points. Germans, too, promised increased vigilance. The migration has been helped borders, much as negro slaves were aided secretly to reach the Canadian frontier by the underground railway in American Civil war days. Jews, fearing for their future un- by a secret organization of Germans 1 der the nazi regime, frequently are willing to take desperate chances to get away. Emigration from Germany has become increasingly difficult as a result of international border regulations and German and foreign laws, despite the expressed nazi determination that they must See EMIGRATION, Pf. 3, Col. I id ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 20, 1938