Abilene Reporter News, August 23, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' OWM Abilene Reporter- VOL. LVIII, NO. 84. OR WITH QWKNSR TO FIW.NW OR FOES WE SKKIL'M VOuK WORLD EXACTLY AS iT ABILENE, TEXAS" TUESDAY MORN ING, AUGUST 23, PAGES d.Mrw.ur, PRICE FIVE CENTS IDENTIFIED IN FIVE Outlaws Boast Of Breaking Jail As State Starts Trial Machinery If I Had A Walters Asserts Witnesses In 4 Other Holdups Will View Pair DALLAS, Aug. Floyd Hamilton and Huron Ted Walters, desperadoes clapped into jail only yesterday, talked of breaking free today as nine witnesses pointed them out as the men who committed five robberies here in the last few months. PAL'S TRIAL TODAY Al Ihe same time (he stale start- ed legal machinery to bring the two gunmen to trial. As a preliminary, the examining Irla! of Flnley Don- lea, 23, alleged to have been driver (or Hamilton and Walters when a filling station operator was robbed of July 22, was set for to- morrow morning. Inspector of Detectives Will FrKz said A. S. Mayr the filling station operator, was among the nine per- sons who identified Hamilton and Walters. Witnesses In four other hijackings will view the suspects tomorrow. Evidence implicating the pair in a scries of holdups piled up while Hamilton talked of freedom. "They've jot me in jail ill rlffht, but I'm not lolng to be here Ihe rest of my life. Thej don't make jails like that." Hamilton made this boast a mere day after he meekly sur- rendered to crulslnr detectives In the brushy Trinity river bot- toms near the edge of the city. "If I'd had a gun it would have been a different story." Walters told police. He was captured a few hours before Hamilton, but not un- til he had talked himself out of a trap set by federal bureau of inves- tigation men. POLICE CONGRATULATED The captured pair, whose widely published exploits had put officers In seven states on their trails, yes- terday were dubbed "small fry" criminals by Detective Inspector Will Fritz. Today John Edgar Hoover, FBI director, congratulated See OUTLAWS. Pj. Col. 5 Cowboy Musicians Play Al Conclave WASHINGTON. D. C., Auj. Thn Hardin-SJmmons university Cowboy band sent the 35th annual national rural letter carrier con- vention off to a musical start here tonight. The H-SU musicians, under the baton of Marlon B. McClure. play- ed an hour and a quarter concert In the grand ballroom at the May flower hotel at (he inaugural reception for the convention, open- ing formally tomorrow. "Beaut if ul Texas" written by Governor-Nominate W. Lee O'Dan- lel, as sunj? by Joedene Propst, Border, Cowboy tenor, and Phillip Cadcnhead, eleven year old band mascot, from Wclnert. Tex., proved an especial favorite. Convention attendance Is es- pcctcd to delegates, W. L. Fletcher Jr.. Hamlin. Tex., na- tlrmal treasurer, said tonight, E. E, Smith. Colorado, state president, headed a Texas delegation of more than fifty. The Weather ABM.RNF, nn.1 AFTER CAPTURE IN DALLAS Floyd Hamilton, left, Texas gunman, still had a smile alter ills capture In Dallas. Texas, but his companion. Ted Walters right, puffed on clgaret after clgaret and managed no grin. The pair had been widely sought through the southwest after escape from the Montague county. Texas, Jail four months ago. Press 5 Charged In Cattle Thefts Ffle Complaints Against Stockmen At Haskell, 2 Men And Youth At Lamesa HASKELL, Aug. Cook and Tom McLendon. well known farmer-stockmen of Haskell county, were free tonight under bonrts totaling on charges of cattle theft and receiving and concealing stolen property. Six complaints were filed against each and bonds were fixed at a preliminary hearing in Justice court this afternoon. The complaints were signed by Sheriff Giles Kemp. The sheriff staled that 17 head of cattle stolen recently from different parties in Haskell county had been recovered and identified by owners. Investigation of cattle thefts In the county was started test week. Sheriff Kemp was assisted by State Ranger L. M. Gault.. Wichita Falls, who came here last Wednesday-at Kemp's request. Officers found 14 head of the cat- (le In a small pasture H miles tast of HasKell and the olher three were located In Throckmorton county, about three miles from Cook's prop- erty in the northern part of Has- kell county. Sheriff Kemp .said today that ad- ditional evidence against Cook and McLendon will be presenled when the grand jury next convenes. Ad- ditional arrests are to be made within the next few days, the sher- iff announced after arraignment of the two farmer-stockmen. Fourth Suspect Is Sought At Lamesa LAMESA, Aug. of cattle theft against two Lamesa men and a Roscoe youth were filed here today. Sheriff Gus White said tonight. A fourth man is being sought. Men held on charges prepared by Vemon D, Adcock, Dawson county attorney, are Cecil McDaniel, 30. and Lester Ramsey, 13. both ol La- mesa, and Johnny E. Jones. 18. of Roscoe. Sheriff White raid. The men allegedly had stolen cat- tle here, at San Angeto. Canyon. Plalnview, Hereford and several other towns. Cattle were sold at Swcetwater. according to the officer. Sabotage Plan Laid lo Reds Leader Claims Influence Extended To Army MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF FOUR CONVICTS CLIMAX PRISON HUNGER STRIKE PHILADELPHIA, Aug. prison disturbance that started with an revolt against a "monotonous" diet of hamburger and spaghetti was climaxed today by the mys- terious death of four "hunger strikers." Coroner Charles B. Hersch .said the men "evidently met with a violent death." He or- dered an autopsy. Dr. Morion Crane, the coro- ner's physician, asserted the men died "violent deaths" and probably were scalded by hot water. "In the absence of an au- he said. "I am of the opinion that scalding water somehow got into their cells. "All four exhibited the symp- toms of nasal congestion that Is typical of death bv gas, steam or hot water. In the absence of a thorough post-mortem, J should say that death likely was caused by hot water." All the bodies were and wet. Warden William B, Mills of the Philadelphia county prison at Holmesburg said the four had been fig'ntlng among them- selves but that he knew of no rioting or other violence, "These men were not mur- he declared. Apparently before beJnf In- formed of the Stale Secretary of Welfare Charles I. Kngard ordered tflro Inspectors to Investigate Ihe "hunier strike" that began four days ago. The dead were: Henry Os- born, 22. serving a three-year sentence for burglary: James McQuade, 26. serving 18 months to three years for beating a policeman and threatening a detective; Edward Hayes, 46. serving a 10 to 20-year term for armed robbery, and Joseph Walters, a long-termer de- scribed as incorrigible They were among a group of !3 prisoners who had refused all food, even bread and water, In a subborn demand for ice cream every othe> Sunday, a voice In prison regulations, and banishment "now and forever" oJ hamburger, spaghetti, cheese, and fried eggplant AS 'UNFAIR AND DISCRIMINATORY' TO AREA WTCC Assails Farm Program Board Renews Campaign For Allotment Plan 0' Solon Support On Pensions Suggestions On How To Finance Plan Pouring In FORT WORTH. Aug. My- W. Lee O'Danlel, democratic nominee for governor, expressed confidence today the legislature would support his program for liberalizing old age assistance in Texas. "The citizens of Texas have be- come reconciled to the fact that payment of old age pensions Is a Just debt and must be he Mid. "I feel that the legislature will recognize that fact and find ways I and. means of meeting the obllga- tlon." Many suggestions on how his plan of paying the legal limit to all per- sons over 65 years of age can be financed have been pouring In. he said, but. he has not had time to study them. He indicated he hoped to begin soon a thorough study of all the suggestions, analyzing them care- WASHINGTON, J. B. Matthews, a Aug. former leader of fully and preparing recommenda- tions for consideration of the legis- lature at Its general session begin- ning next January. "I have observed most of the sug- gestions have one thing in com- mon." he said. "They provide for getting the money from the other ORT.AHOAi rnftr Ulr Tfl pnrtly Partly ith slt 1959 budget for Taylor county, after no one appeared In public hearing to protest. Tile budget was filed bv Lee R. York with the county cleri a month ago. The commissioners court, in .its monthly called meet- ing Monday, was prepared to hear protests, but none was presented. He reilerated he was opposed to a general retail sales tax, but did not respond to questions as to his attitude loward olher forms of such a such as a luxury lax. And for (he first lime, he spoke of an Income tax. Answering a question, he said he had given no thought to a state tax on incomes. An income Ux has been proposed from time to time In the legislature, but made liltle head- way. Advocates of the income tax have argued it was one of the fairest' ways to distribute Ihe tax burden, while critics have replied the fed- eral government had preempted this field ot taxation and the state should exploit other sources of rev- enue. Even as the democratic nominee for governor again was voicing op- position to a sales lax. officials of Ihe Texas Retail Grocers associa- tion, in Fort Worth for a stale con WRITE-IN ONLY MAVERICK BARRED IN BID AS INDEPENDENT AUSTIN. Aug. 22-----An at- tempt by friends of Congress- man Maury Maverick of San Antonio, ardent new dealer, to mn him for re-election this fall as an Independent suffered a setback here today. Secretary of State Edward Clark said he would not per- mit Maverick's name to be printed on the ballot because a person participating In a demo- cratic primary was under ob- ligation to support the nominees of that primary. Unless the courts should overturn Clark's decision. Maverick's only re- course apparently would be to conduct a write-In campaign. Maverick lost by a few votes In a 'hard-fought democratic primary campaign to Paul J. Kilday, who promised he would not be a "yes man" for Presi- dent Roosevelt. The democratic primary ballot In Texas con- tains that pledge that "I am a democrat and pledge myself to support the nominees of this primary." Petitions asking that Maver- ick's name go on the November ballot as an independent were filed In Clark's office Saturday with the consent of the con- gressman. Maverick, who was in Wash- ington, declined comment on Clark's action. He said he would leave for Texas in "a day or two." 40 HOUR WEEK French Laborers Protest Sales Crusade Daladier Heals Adds 16 Firms Salespeople To Gather Friday; Kickoff Monday Sixteen additional firms lined up with the Salemen's Crusade Mon- day, as directors continued prep- arations for its Inauguration Fri- day night. Forty-three businesses have joined the movement to date. Those cooperation Mon- day were Thornton's Department store, Dickenson Motor company, Texas coca Bottling company, Minter's Department store, West Texas Utilities, McLemore-Basi Drug stores. Walker-Smith Whole- sale grocery. Montgomery-Ward, Campwell's department store, Sloan drug store, George Shahan pharm- acy, A. G. Barry Auto Salvage, and P. A. automobile mechanic. G. w. Waldrop. chairman of the board of directors of the crusade, urged all firms to enlist in the campaign at (he soonest possible time in order that ils inauguration may be better planned. Waldrop reminded that stores must be dec- orated, advertising must be placed, and other details attended in be- fore the initial crusade Fri- day night. At that time, all salespeople of participating firms will gather in a rally at Abilene high school audi- torium Friday to hear an address by W. V. Ballew of Dallas, general sales manaucr of the Dr. Pepper company. Tnt big "kickoff" follows on Monday with a parade In the afternoon and public mass Max Bentley. pictured above, will deliver the commence- ment address lo McMurry col- lege's summer graduating class tonight. The program will begin at o'clock, in the college auditorium. Bentley. as man- ager or radio station KHBC. has gained wide prominence through his daily news commen- tary, "Swing Around the A native Abllenian. Bentley achieved success afield as managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, and In 1926 he a similar position with the Reporter-News. vention. sharply renouna-cTu also arternoori public, mass meet- declaring it was sponsored by out i university of state "foreign" ,o Texas. in will broadcast another speech sade by payin; their assess tomorrow at p. m, discussing i J. E. "McKlnile. manager, at the i his endorsements. j chamber of commerce office. -At th? semi-monthly luncheon of WOOten hotel Monday, more than 123 mem- bers of o-janixation unani- mously endorsed the crusade. Mc- Klnzle explained its purposes to Ihe club. Coleman Felon Ties Up Man In Flight Probe Slaying Of Etex Couple at tne i Leftist Parties In Parliament Ask Meeting PARIS, Aug. socialist, .communist and labor forces of Prance rose In protest to- night against Premier Edouard Da- ladler's proposal to drop the 40- hour week after a cabinet crisis over the plan was quickly stifled. Both socialist and communist parties demanded a meeting of leftist delegations in parliament. Including all deputies of the peo- ples front which hold a majority In the chamber, to tatte action Friday. The premier indicated1 he would call for an early showdown with a preliminary cabinet meeting at the end of the wselc to Install two new ministers named to replace two others who resigned today In protest. The "national defense" premier announced yesterday the 40-hour week must be scrapped to strength- en Ihe French war machine and spur French business. Appointment of Anatole de Mon- zie as minister of public works and Charles Pomaret as minister of labor quickly Ironed out the cabi- net crisis. Their predecessors. Ludavk Fros- sard and Paul Ramadler respec- tively, resigned in protest azalnst Daladler's broadcast speech to the nation last night. Arrest 'Fixer' For Mobsters Testifies Last Chance Today For Absentee Vote Today's the last day to cast ab- ballots for the run-off dem- I ocratic primary Saturday. When County cleric Vivian fYyar closes her olfice tonight, those per- sons wishing to vote absentee must have called at her olfice for a bal- lot or their letters asking that one 1 be mailed must have been re- ceived. Hirough Monday, absentee vot- ing was unusually slow. Miss Fryar reported. HOUSTON. i mad An? from prison farm near Sugar Land this afternoon, two convicts tied services were C B Honeycutt. Bavtown em-j The bodle PALESTINE. Investigation Into the fatal shoot- j Ins of Homer Goff, 21. and his 'bride of five Mrs, Lucille Eajgett Goff. 13. was held In Die Hickory Grove community tonight. Justice of the Peace Joe Martin j said he probably would enter a ver- diet tomorrow. w. G. crs said he wanted to return to about the case. Double planned tomorrow. pierced b- NEW YORK. Aug. lank, flashily dressed West Indian negro who "loolc csre" of all arrests for the Dutch Schultz numbers racket testified today at the trial of Tammany District Leader James J. Hlnes that a 1932 policy raid case ?.'as transferred from night court to day magistrates' court "where we could get a heller break." Attempting to show that Hlnes influenced Judicial officials w a paid political protector for the racket. District Attorney Thomas points E. Dcwey caJled the negro. Leo funeral Altman. to describe the mob's pro- cedure in handling court cases. Wheat, Cotton Loan Formula Draws Censure The agricultural board of the West Texas chamber of com- merce meeting here yesterday vigorously opposed the formula announced by the government for making wheat and cotton loans unfair and discrimin- atory to West Texas pro- C. B. JONES PRESIDES Subsequently the board voted un- animously to renew activities of organization In behalf of the do- mutle allotment plan for agriculture plan adopted by the body it Plalnview session In 1935. This .-J.n was outlined by J. K, McDonald, state comr'KsIoner of of apiculture, who has long advo- cated adoption of It. In this plan, McDonald flayed Secre- tary Wallace for his opposition. The meeting was at headquarters of the WTCC here. Clifford B. Jones of Spur, chairman of the agri- cultural board, presided at the ses- sion. President H. 3. Rilburn of Plalnview, Manager D. A. Bandeen, Ralph W. Moore, Granger, master of the Texas Grange, and J. Walter Hammond, president of the Taylor county agricultural association, also were speakers. "We avert that the formula, for asklni wheat loam to DOT (annen li unfair and discrim- inatory to our wheat a resolution adopted by the body dated. "Trils loan, we believe, is not inj made fri accordance with pro- visions of the agricultural adjust- ment act of 1338 wherein the secre- tary of agriculture Is charged with the responsibility of making wheat loans frotn 53 Per cent to 75 per cent of parity price, which is under- stood to be The loan, however, In accordance with recent regula- tions, Is being made on the basis of varying specified loan prices as dtf- See WTCC, PC. It, CoL 8 O'Brien Woman And Infant Hit By Auto 1LASKELL. Aug. Mrs. Pete Bimard of O'Brien suffered a double fracture of her ri'jht !ej and her three weeks old baby waj believed seriously Injured vrhen they were struck by an automobile Sunday t.ljht. Mrs. Barnard with. 'he baby In her arms, was crossing the highway in front ot her home. They were carried to the Knox City hospital. Driver o[ tne automobile dM not i s'op alttr the accident Constable. Ollle Kitley and City Marshall Bill Dunlap of Rule Investigated tfi- accident and Monday arrested a mm who Is being held pending further Investigation. Tne j man detainee; is employed on a. I building project ar Rochester RE-LEGALIZATION BILL BETTING ON PONIES WON'T BE REVIVED, 'GUESSES' ADVOCATE FORT WOnTJI. Aug. 2J- nun u-'-.o led the bitter unsuccessful fight last year horse race waifcrmq in Texas made a ''giirss" today that betting on .the would not be re- lecMlin-d by Ihe legislature which convene? in January. He Senator Frank H. Raw- o.' r'ori VAjrth. long A r-hnmpon in the .state legisla- ture of pari-muttii'l wagering en horse racing. He also a friend of W. r.ec ODamrl, the nominee for Rovcr- nor. Rawlings was not a candidate for re-election this year and avers he Is through with poll- tics. Nevertheless, when In the Tarr.int county democratic con- vention several n-ecxs ago he acted as floor leader for the O'Danicl forces, talk Immedi- ately developed over the powl- bility a move to bring bolting on the bangtails under wav. This speculation was stimu- lated by a statement from O'Danle! that he hid an "open mind" on the subject and by a resolution adopted by direc- tors ot the Texas horse, jack and mule breeders association asking ODanlcl to consider re- legalizing horse race betting. At the same time T. V. Law- son of Clcburne, president of the .i.-sociatra. .s.v.J the Iratisn would l-.v.e In trie legislature intro- duce a bill. Rawlt.igs said there w-u no connection between his friend- ship for men have knoan each o'.her many his participation In coumy rr.m-er.tlori. which selTfrd to the jiate convention, and of wagering on horse racing. 1 (heir farm honr1. 25 miles sou'h- been i Mst of "rl> todav bv Mrs John i 10-vear-oliI brother, Kenne'l j BJSgett. Mrs Clefts body bore six bullet wounds r.p.ir ihe heir: Onff had in the civ.-. hallway o( their pistol Justice Mirtln s.lid.w.i; a few from Gofi'. "battle t'V El Paso.' which theoretically captured bv cr.L-ir.v Invicl- en in third army war games. under 'martial UT." a'l El pa.-o vert (a remain theoretically indoors after 7 p. m. is bombers ano! observa- tion planes o! the dcfcndlnj Blue forces droneJ overhead In arivir.ce of on-mcvlr.ff Ircops. In the capture of the city, all rail faclhyes east ai-.il of El P.iso "destroyed" by the enemy Brown forces. The Browns today consolidated position b> moving up pjnj of the g.'nd field anil'.ery wndlns pa'-tvl cars, '.1th mrsqultr biuhf. to locale til Blues concentrated somewhere between .Manicsorcio Doming. N. M. Thn "battle" was to develop ion.'jM when the bodies ol make coniici near lioni Ann rifle ;