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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®be Abilene porter-Setoff'WITHOUT, OR W ITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE/CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES/’-Bvron VOL. LYU I, NO. 84. Gaited mn (DP) ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1938—TWELVE PAGES AlMCUted PKN (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSONCE FIGHTIN' JIMMY SLATTERY WORE $185 SUITS—TODAY HE’S A SHABBY BUM IN POLICE COURT WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. (UP)—Three unshaven, unkempt men stood before the desk sergeant in a Washington police court. One kept his lips grimly shut. “What’s your name?’’ the desk sergeant asked. “Jimmy Slattery.** Hi and two other men, seen drinking in a public park, had been brought to the court by Policeman Albert Kreuger. His name rang familiar to the sergeant. A Jimmy Slattery, he recalled, once fought Light Heavyweight Champion Tommy Loughran to a standstill and lost two close decisions to Maxie Roeenbloom for the same title. But that fellow wore $185 suits, with a bankroll of several thousand dollars stuffed lh the pockets. Slattery admitted his identity but declined an offer of money. He also refused to telephone Jack Dempsey, here on business, for help which the officers insisted the former heavyweight champion would tender. Jimmy chose instead to stand up in a long line of drunks and petty thieves. “Five dollars or five days,” said the judge. A girl reporter stepped forward: "Well. Jimmy, this is on the press," Jimmy mumbled his thanks. "I’m here looking for a job,” he said, “and just had to have a drink when the policeman spotted me. I’m only 34 and healthy. There ought to be some way I can make a living." Then he shuffled off—his head high, hands thrust deep in shabby pockets. Texan Predicts IDENTIFIED FROM PICTURE— Bloody Quilt Is Clue to ‘Mad Butcher’ Amendments To Farm Act Jones Discusses Discriminations In Wheat Set-Up SPINNY THE SPIDER READY TO BARK FOR RADIO JIM*]* SLATTERY. . . As He Looked in Palmier Days. SAN ANTONIO, August 23.—(UP)—Spinny, a sleek young barking spider who it appeared might become a mother at any moment, got her first glimpse today of the broadcasting microphone into which she is scheduled to bark. She reared back on her hind legs in amazement, and looked pleased. Spinny is slated to make her radio debut before the week’s end, provided the stork in his unerring flight does not arrive before the time for her program. The odd-looking anachrid. one of several of her species found within the past year by Dr. J. A. Rickies, Eagle Pass dentist, made the trip to Radio Station WOAI last night by bus—in a fruit jar. Dr. Rickies claims that Spinny and her predecessor, Spike, who died last year en route to the city and a radio audition, usen his home at night for a concert hall with their musical barking “They swing from the wall by their hind legs,** Rickies said, “and bark like this: ’Awk-yak-awk.’ They appear usually after some tropical disturbance on the Gulf of Mexico, and they do their best stuff in a darkened room, just before a rainstorm.” BREAKING TREATY— Little Entente Lets Hungary Arm Adion Follows Balkans’ Step Detedives Hail .I A Best Lead Yet KIDNAPED AND BATTERED Barber Reports Selling Coverlet, Never Collecting QUAKES ROCK JERSEY TRENTON, N. J., August 23.— (UP)— Southern New Jersey and ad jacent parts of Pennsylvania near Philadelphia were jarred by a series of four minor earthquakes last night and today. Hitler and Horthy Talks Center on Czechoslovak Fate BLED, Yugoslavia, Aug. 23. —(AP)—The Little Entente swept away military clauses of another World war treaty today and gave Hungary the right to rearm ‘in the interest of peace.” Centers of the four shocks were within five miles of each other, Ford-ham university, New York, seismologist reported. The last shock, the least severe, occurred at 5:11 a. rn. (Abilene time). One at 1:04 a. rn. was more severe and shook buildings In Camden, N. J. Another shock rocked the 22-story city hall and the West Jersey hospital at Camden, sent residents of Mount Holly running from their homes to the streets and broke windows in several communities. There were no casualties, although both shocks were the severest of a series that have been felt on the New Jersey coast at intervals of about three weeks all summer. Crusade Gains More Members With Participants Totaling 49, Plans For Parade Made CLEVELAND, Aug. 23.— (UP)—A tattered quilt in which parts of the 13th torso-murder victim of “the mad butcher of Kingsbury Run” were wrapped, was identified today, and police detectives started a hunt for a swarthy-complexioned junk collector. The three    nations—Czechoslo vakia. Rumania and Yugoslavia— agreed to abrogate arms restrictions in the Trianon treaty and grant military equality to Hungary. The action followed a similar move by the Balkan Entente, which includes Rumania and Yugoslavia, on July 30 wiping out military classes of the treaty of Neuilly which limited Bulgaria's rearmament. Dr. Milan Stoyadinovitch, premier and foreign minister of Yugoslavia, made the announcement at the close of a three-day conference of Little Entente foreign ministers in this little resort. He said the principle of an understanding had been reached with Hungary also on bilateral nonaggression pacts and minority problem details which would be negotiated betw een Hungary md the three nations individually. Conversations on Danubian navigation, he said, also would be held in Belgrade “in the fall.” ALLRED TO CALL LEGISLATIVE SESSION IF PM GRANT MADE Adopting the slogan "Sales Mean Jobs," six more Abilene merchants joined the Salesmen s Crusade this morning. Added to the 18 firms lined up yesterday, the total of participating businesses now stands at 49 firms. Police regarded identification of the quilt as the best lead yet in the four-year search for the killer. BARBER RECOGNIZES Charles Damyn, a barber, who lives in a neighborhood where the 12th and 13th victims were found a week ago. said that he recognized a picture of the quilt as one he previously had owned and had given to a junkman. He said he had given It to the man five weeks ago when he saw him prowling in the rear of his apartment Damyn said the junkman was a man about 5® to 55 years old, weighing about 150 pounds. “I saw this fellow prowling around and asked him what he was doing,” Damyn said. “He told me he was Irving Baker, 37. former coast guard oficer, is shown in a hospital bed at Olympia. Wash., after he was kidnaped and beaten. Baker was taken from his home by four men. Charges •    •    a were filed against a doctor, a taxi-cab driver, a former town marshal. A fourth suspect, member of a prominent pioneer family, was taken into custody today. • • • WASHINGTON. Aug. 23.—(UP)— Chairman Marvin Jones, D., Tex., of the house agriculture committee predicted today that there will be perfecting amendments to the farm law at the next session of congres* but that the act deserves further trial before major changes are attempted. “Some complaints have been made as to operations of the farm act," Jones said, "but there are complaints about virtually any kind of a farm bill. "The farm act neers a further trial. It seems to be working reasonably well. In wheat, for instance, there was less produltion in 1932 than this year, yet in my part of the country wheat was about 20 cents a bushel In 1932 compared with about 52 cents now." Jones said he had returned to Washington to discuss an apparent discrimination against the southwest in the agriculture department’* wheat plan program. The discrimination, he said, arises out of unequal freight rates and the practice of fixing a loan price as at an export port. In Galveston, Texas, Jones said, J the wheat loan is 77 cents per bushel, but from this sum a grower in Amarillo, 641 miles away. must subtract 21 cents for shipping and 4 Cents for loading. The result is that his plan amounts only to 52 cents. But the wheat grower in the Chicago area, Jones said, can ship to New York, some 800 miles for IS cents a bushel, and thus get a larger loan. He said agriculture department officials had asked him to present some statistics on the subject. Those joining the crusade this ...    .    .    t    .    ... morning were 8 dr Q. Clothiers. I 1^°    ...    scil-    I    him Thom McAnn Shoe store. Piggly Federal Loan Asked for Construction Of $2,600,000 State Office Building AUSTIN. August 23 —«UP)—Gov. James V. Allred announced here today that if the Public Works administration makes a loan and grant af 45 per cent to construct a $2,600,000 state offlce-court building here, he will definitely call a special session of the legislature to raise funds for 55 per cent of the building's cost. Gov. Allred refused to say when the special session might be necessary, except to say that he would call it lf and when the PW A loan and grant become effective. The building’s plans have already been drawn, Gov. Allred said. Allred himself made application to Hines Credited With Protedion Fort Fuehrer, Hungarian Leader in Accord KIEL, Germany, Aug. 23. (Af*)— Czechoslovakia's fate was listed as one of the chief conversational topics between Adolf Hitler and Admiral Nicholas Horthy today as the German and Hungarian leaders went to inspect heavily fortified Helgoland. Informed nazi quarters said the two statesmen saw eye to eye on the problem whose “satisfactory'’ solution might enable Hungary to grant Hitler and Premier Mussolini of Italy their wish for an Hungari-an-Yugoslav reconciliation. ALSO SEEK AUTONOMY These sources pointed out that Hungary would like the autonomy of Hungarians in Czechoslovakia, if not their return to Hungary, Just as Hitler wants the autonomy or return of 3,500,000 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. It was said, too, that should See REARMAMENT, Pf. ll, Cot 8 The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Mostly fair »nd continued warm tonight and Wednea- continued day. West Texaa:    Mostly    fair, warm tonight and Wednesday. East Texas: Mostly fair. continued warm lonight and Wednesday. Highest temperature yesterday ... 87 Lowest t—'t>-a this morning 72 temperatures Tues. NEW YORK. Aug. 23. George Weinberg, 36, ex-convict and once business manager of the multi-million-dollar Dutch Schultz "policy empire," testified in supreme court today that Tammany District Leader Jam es J. Hines promised "protection" from police raids on Harlem policy banks. “I paid Jimmy Hines $500 a week and higher for protection," Weinberg said. The witness testified that during one of his frequent "pay off" meetings with the politician, he talked to Hines about the police. "What did you say to Hines?" asked Dist. Atty. Thomas E. Dewey. "I told him there were too many arrests,” Weinberg said. "Hines promised he would try to do something about the police," Weinberg went on. "Before our talk, the arrests averaged about 20 a day. Afterward they dropped to maybe four, five or six a day." Weinberg said Hines' name was listed on the "master sheet” of the Dutch Schultz racket combine as I "Pop" and "J. H ,” with each entry i covering payments for alleged protection. “The arrests started going up again in September, 1932,” Weinberg testified, "and I again went to Hines and complained about it, on Schultz’ instructions, and the arrests soon dropped way down again. We had no more trouble that year and I never had occasion after that to speak to Hines about the police." the regional PW A oof flee in Worth for the loan and grant. The building designed to give "needed" office space and court rooms, would have 19 stories. Should PWA make the grant, a special session of the legislature would be needed before Allred's term expires since all PWA pro jets in the current program must be under construction before January I. Allred's term expires January 17, but it has been reported that he will resign earlier to accept a federal judgeship tendered by President Roosvelt. I Wiggly Grocery company. Western Chevrolet Motor company, Simmons Shoe shop and J. C. Penney company. Three signed up late yesterday afternoon were Thornton’s Department store, Dickenson Motor company, and Texas Coca-Cola bottling company. Meanwhile, plans for launching the crusade in a way that will arouse the most favorable attention occupied the attention of crusade leaders. Monday is to be a big day in Abilene Sales Crusade history. It is "kickoff" day and as such is getting much attention from the crusade leaders. One of the Monday features will be the parade to begin at 5:30 o’clock in the afternoon. The parade committee met this morning at the chamber of commerce office to make plans and recommendations for the march. The following recommendations were submitted: The parade is to form at 5 pm., four divisions. Division I, T. in O'Daniel Continues His Radio Crusade FORT WORTH. Aug. 23.—(UP) — W. Lee O'Daniel continued his radio crusade today in behalf of six candidates he wants in state office with ridicule for "band-wagon riders." Chief objectors to his endorsements, he said, were those who became “original O'Daniel supporters” after his first-primary nomination A. Hackney, marshal; forms on South First street east of Oak. Division 2, Sid McAdams, on South Second, east of Oak. Division 3. Dr. T. Wade Hedrick, marshal; on South Third. Division 4, Ruck Sibley, on South Fourth. The parade will proceed from South First to Fifth street, on Fifth to Chestnut street; then down Chestnut through the Pine street underpass. Pine to Fourth, Fourth to Cypress. Cypress to the railroad station and disband there. O'Daniel Colled 'Little Dictator' the quilt and some oth.tr things and he said he would be back the next day and give me 67 cents for 1 the lot. SUSPECT REAPPEARS ‘The fellow didn't come back the next day, but two days later I went. out on the back porch and saw him J at the trash barrel again." Damyn said that he asked the man why he had not paid him and he said he had not been able to raise 67 cents, but would return the next day. Damyn said that he never saw the man again. The torso of the 13th victim—a woman—was found in the folds of the quilt on a dumping ground less than one-fourth of a mile from downtown Cleveland last Tuesday. The head, wrapped in brown paper, and the legs and arms stuffed in a biscuit box, were found nearby. EIGHT HEADS MISSING A short distance away, hidden partially by debris, were the skull and dried bones of the 12th victim —a man. Detectives said after tracing the biscuit box that it would have been impossible for the woman's body to have been placed where it was found, earlier than July 15. Only two of the killer's 13 decapitated victims have been identified during his four-year reign of terror. One was Edward Andrassy, 20, the other Florence Sawdey Polfl-lo. Reads of eight victims never have been found. Fourth Charged In Kidnap Case Wife of Respected Physician Admits Husband Hod 'Reason to Be Jealous' The West Texas chamber of commerce agriculture commfttee was on record in Abilene yesterday in opposition to the government's wheat and cotton loan regulations. In a resolution adopted yesterday the committee said that the regulations were "discriminatory to West Texas producers." "West Texas farmers will be penalised by freight rates and handling charge* in excess of those paid by producers in other regions,” the resolution said. OLYMPIA. Wash., August 23 — <UP) —Police today arrested Robert Smith, 34. member of a prominent pioneer family, as the fourth suspect in the kidnaping, assault and attempted mutilation of Irving Baker, 37-year-old former coast guard officer. Smith was taken into custody at his farm home near Montesano, Wash., where one of the other suspects, a former town marshal, was arrested. Authorities said Smith had declined to say whether he was in Olympia last Friday night when Baker was beaten Charges of kktnaoinr and assault, already preferred against three men, including Dr. K. W. Berry, a well known and respected Olympia physician, were filed against Smith. Smith was aroused from his sleep. After conferring briefly with officers, he said goodbye to his wife and three children and announced that he was ready to go. Typhoid Claims Dam Laborer SWEETWATER, AUS. 23— <UP) _    _    ..    ,, , , .    ,    George    Bennitt,    co-publisher of the democratic ticket for gov- the Sweetwater Reporter, said in j an editorial todav that W. Lee Final Rush for Absentee Ballots ernor. O’Daniel's first big teest of future powers will come In the second democratic primary Saturday. Bandits Arraigned O'Daniel was a "little dictator." Bennitt sent a telegram to O'Daniel. asking him to "name the professional politicians you refer- The absentee ballot business of the Taylor county clerks office finally became rushing today after weeks during which there was almost no demand for the slips. Following a lengthy illness with typhoid fever .Huddle Narramore, 24, worker at the Fort Phantom Hill dam, died this morning about IO o’clock at the Hendrick Memorial hospital. He had been ill since July 4, and confined in the hospital since August 8. Born January 14, 1914, at Mount Pleasant, Narramore had been a resident of Abilene only a year. Surviving are hi* wife, two children, Hetra Lou, 3. and Evelyn, eight months: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Narramore of Mount Pleasant; three sisters, Mrs. G. M Scott and Mrs. Dean Garrison of Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. L. A. Paine of Houston; five brothers, E. S., F. W. Hubert, and V. J. Narramore of Mount Pleasant, and J. P. Narramore of Muscokee, Okla. The body will be taken overland in an Elliott's Funeral coach to Smith's arrest came aa Mrs. Elisabeth Berry, attractive 27-year-old wife of Dr. Berry, said her husband had “reason to be jealous" of Baker. Other than to sa yshe would “stand by my husband," Mrs. Berry declined to elaborate on her statement. Dr. Bern', 54, William McAloon, once town marshall at Montesano, and James Reddick, taxicab driver, were taken into custody yesterday and charged with the kidnaping and attempted mutilation of Baker. Coleman Bandit Escapes Prison BAKER RECOVERING Dr. Berry told officers that the other three men had assisted him in getting Baker to a gravel pit where the beating occurred last Friday night, but that they did not help him in administering lashes with a leather strap and in beating Baker with the butt of a pistol. red to in your campaign and “to Nineteen persons cast ballots in the Mount Pleasant for burial tomor- A pair of pliers was used in an attempt to mutilate the former roast guard officer. Baker did not suffer permanent injuries, however, and today he was recovering. state what definite plan" he had in mind to pay old age pensions. Stomp Thief Steals 'Detective' Camera *1:30 p rn. 6:30    a m.    12.39    p.m. Dry    thermometer im    72    93 Vet    thermometer ss    m Relaflv# Humidity 26 •I To RALEIGH. N. C., august 23.—(A*) —The state department of education thought somebody was stealing its stamps. So Raleigh officers rigged up a camera and flash bulb outfit and connected it with the department’s vault, to get any action picture of the theft. Bu today the officers were considering different methods. Not only were more stamps missing. Gone as well was the $180 cam- DALLAS. Aug. 23—UP) — Eight robbery-by-firearms charges were Employment Up filed today against Floyd Hamilton and Ted Walters, captured here Sunday after a four-month search. The crimes charged included robberies ranging from $1,200 to 15 cents. WASHINGTON. August 23—(UP) —Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins reported today that factory employment Increased 40.000 in July and that weekly factory pay-I rolls Increased by nearly $500,000. office this morning and a number of others were received by mail today, Vivian Fryar, county clerk, reported at noon. Despite the last minute rush, the total for the election is expected to fall far short of the total cast for the primary. Today is the last day for casting the ballots, but final count will not be made until tomorrow morning. row afternoon. Quints Reappear CALLANDER. Ont, Aug. 23. (UP) —The two daily "personal appearances" of the Dionne quintuplets will be resumed today, it is expected, after a two-week interruption due to slight sore throats. McAloon was in a hospital, where attendants were attempting to sober him after three days of drunkenness. Mrs. Baker, mother of a 12-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl, said she did not believe her husband had been friendly enough with Mrs Berry, former University of Washington co-ed, to arouse Dr. Berry's Jealousy. COLEMAN, August 23— (Spl.)— John Newton, of Chickasha, Okla* who helped rob the First Coleman National bank February 2. 1934, kept a jump ahead of South Texas peace officers today. He escaped from the Imperial prison farm Monday with another convict. Mabry Holland. They tied up C. B. Honeycutt, an oil company worker, tied him to a tree and took his truck. Newton was sentenced to serve 15 years for the bank robbery. He was captured the day after the robbery near Austin. In his possession was much of $24,000 loot taken from the bank. Only last June a second man in the robbery was given 15 years. He was George Dewey Shipley, who pleaded guilty after being brought here from Emporia. Kans, by George Robey, then chief deputy now sheriff of Coleman county, and A. L. Barr, senior criminal investigator for the state. A third man Indicted for the robbery was killed in a gang fight in Arkansas before be mg brought to trial. He was Henry E. Robards. Three men took Robert Dendy, negro porter at the bank, from his home here at 6:30 a. rn., the day of the robbery. They forced him to open the bank building. As officials and employes appeared for work they were forced to sit with their faces to the wall. Charles Woodruff, who was assistant cashier, was ordered to open the safe. He refused and was struck on the head with a pistol. After the safe was opened by Jake LeMay, another employe, who worked the combination almost by accident, eight of the bank staff were forced into the bandits’ car. E. C. Edens, cashier, jumped out a few yards away. All the others, except Woodruff, were put out a few blocks from the bank. Woodruff was forced to jump from the moving machine about 15 miles east of here. Dr.’ Charlie McCarthy, with Bergen Tagging Along, Pays Abilene Call DR. a era. By GARTH JONES “Puh-lease! The name is Charlie McCarthy." “Not that Charlie isn't stuck up now," Edgar Bergen said this morning, “but he is certain to be after Sunday.” Bergen, along with his manager and secretary, stopped in Abilene a few minutes this morning en route to Fort Worth aboard the Sunshine Special. He and Charlie, his ven triloquist’s dummy, will give two performances at Casa Manana tonight. From there the party will proceed to Detroit for a personal appearance and then to Chicago for the weekly radio broadcast Sunday. “Papa" Bergen was sitting in his drawing room taking things easy. He was dressed comfortably in a loose-woven lounge suit. He had been dictating a letter to his secretary. She had kicked her shoes off and furtively tried to hide her feet under the seat. “Sorry,    I can't    show    you Charlie,”    Bergen    said,    “but we’ve just    finished    oiling    his hair and    dressing him up    and put him to bed.” He patted a small, luxuriously decorated wardrobe trunk at his side. "Charlie will be a changed man thi*. week. Tonight he is going to be made a Texas Ranger and will ride a steer. They said something about making me a Texas Ranger, but I’m not riding any steers." “Sunday in Chicago, Charlie’s name will be changed to Dr. Charlie McCarthy, M. I. S. C. Those letters stand for Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback. The honor will be conferred on him by Northwestern university. Bergen looked out the window at a crowd of about 25 persons, mostly women and children, waving at him. “It's nice to have a following wherever you go." He nodded at two attractive young girls. “Is that an example of your famous Texas beauty? I hear about them everywhere.” This is not Bergen’s and Charlie s first trip to Texas, however. They have played twice to Houston audiences, several years ago. “I tike Texas," he said. “It is modern and not as old as the deep South. Still it has all the charm of the South.” The train started to move. “Glad to have sene you,” Bergen said. “Come back to see Charlie and me some time. Better rim now or you’ll have to go to Fort Worth with us.” ’ ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 23, 1938