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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTTfXAS'l VOL LV111, NO. 86. 'T, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FMKNDS OK FOES WE SKKTCH YOUR WORLD KXACTLY AS IT rrtM IVT> ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, PAGES PRICE FIVE CEN1 _ t rraei r r i V t Informed Japanese Believe End Of Conflict With China Approaching And Predict Undeclared Peac -iTSwawr-'-'-'------ eW h.3 put it, military men say they will chase Chiang clear Military men believe that army eeaaet TOKYO (Correspondence of the Associated Press) Well- informed Japanese believe the war In China Is nearly finished. "The Is thick with one high-ranking governmen cial has put It, For home consumption, however. Japanese officials make such statements as that of Lieutenant General Selshlro Itagaki, war min- ister, who asserted recently that Japan would continue lighting as loni as Chiang Kai-Shek remained head of the Chinese government, M'MURRY GETS DEED TO N. M. FARM OFFERING NO RESISTANCE- J. N. Saye of Lerors Wednes- day gave a 160-acre farm In New Mexico to the McMurry college endowment fund. Above, he Is shown handing deed to the tract lo W. M. Murrell, Abi- lene, right, president of the Mc- Murry board of trustees. Bob Wylie, Lhalrman of the Abilene district committee charged with raising KOfiOO in endowment, loolcs on. Saye lived in Buffalo Gap In 1898. The donor said the land, located 30 miles northeast of Tucumcari, Is surrounded by ranches and is well situated for oil play of the future, although it Is not now under lease. (Reporter-tfews staff photo by Harry Holt.) Hints Extension Of Union Fight Green Refuses To Join CIO In Setting Up Latin American Labor Organization ATLANTIC CITY; N. J., Aug. William Green of the American Federation of Labor declined tonight to Join the rival CIO In setting up a new Latin American labor organization and hinted broadly at possible extension of the CIO- A. F. of L. fight Into an international arena. Green said he had turned down an invitation from Vlncenlo Tole- dsno, jenenil secretary of .the Conference of Meidcan Workers, to attend prassions of sorrow and tributes tot BeetlBi'Sept City labor leaders from North and South Amrica have been summoned to er' ganlze the Latin American Trade Union congress. "I regard It as a meeting of ex- tieme leftists and Oreen said at s press conference. of this type of leader- he added, "The American Federation of Labor could not sub- scribe to the economic and political philosophy which they proclaim, and which will be sponsored and approved at the conference." John L. Lewis' CIO also has been Invited to the conference and. it Is understood, may be represented there by Lewis and several aides. "We are of the Green declared, "that It Is being promoted for the purpose of advancing the cause of communism In Latin American countries. The CIO, In all probability, will be there to rep resent Its membership." Hawks' Ashes Will Interred Today BUPPALO, N. Y.. Aug. A friend of Lieutenant Commander Frank M. Hawks made ready to- night for a sorrowful flight back to Connecticut with the ashes of Am- erica's famous speed ace, who was killed in a plane crash late yester- day. Mack R. Carlin. Hawks' room- mate and flying companion, will take off tomorrow for Hawks' home town of Redding, Conn., where the 41-year-old flier's widow lives and where he will be buried Friday. Hawks' body vras cremated today In accordance with his request. Corrigon To Fly To Austin Today AUSTIN. Aug. WV- Douglas Corrigan advised Governor James V. Allred this afternoon he would arrive In Austin at A. m. to- morrow and remain In the capital until iibout 3 p. m. He planned to go from Austin to San Antonio, arriving In the lat- ter about p. m. He said he would go to Galvcston Friday morning. Rodeo To Open At Santa Anna Three Bands Will Lead Parade At 5 P. M. Today SANTA ANNA. Aug. The stage was set tonight for opening of this town's most elaborate cele- bration of the the second annual Santa Anna rodeo which goes into action at a p. n, Thurs- Preceding the opening perlor- iHar mance will be a downtown parade at 5 o'clock. Leading the session I p rnobllUatlon" would come to a quick end If Ihe mar. on Ihe" utreet thought the war were nearly over. It was an undeclared war, and Informed Japanese believe i( will be an undeclared peace. In their view (here never will be formal cessation of hostilities, eeting of diplomats to draw up The war simply will peter out. Publicly, Japanese military men say (hey will chase Chiang clear to the borders of Tibet, if necessary. Privately, they are saying that "It may be possible to hilt the offensive" after capture of Hankow and a drive toward the .south. VYbat they plan Is to carve out a chunk of China, afonj the coastline, then stop. Once (hey the defensive. Military men believe that when the Japanese army eeuef attack, the fighting gradually will slow down, then stop entirely. this plan of inaction Japan would find two fighting Is cheaper both In blood and money, and Japan would AH an opportunity to start reconstruction of tlie occupied to 1 regain from them some of the money has spent. A j-iiiiaiv4 Fugitives ShootingjOfjiicer Recaptureq Abilenian, 79, Succumbs To Long Illness Isham G. Harris Son Of Former Tennessee Chief Isham G. Harris, 19. resident of Abilene since 1902, died at his home, 1658 Hickory, yesterday at p. m. after more than two months of serious Illness. Mr. Harris became seriously June 17. For the past three days he had been in a coma. Mr. Harris was born in Memphis, Tcnn., September 13, 1S58, the youngest son of Isham G. Harris Sr., three times governor of Tennessee and four times United states sen- ator. Governor Harris brought his two sons, Edwin, now of California, and Isham Jr. to Texas on a vacation They came by railroad to Ft. Worth and then by covered wagon to Belle Plain In Callahan county. Mr. Harris' father liked West Texas and purchased land around Belle Plain. In 1902 Isham G. Har- ris Jr. moved to Abilene with his family and entered the real estate and transfer business. He was a member of the Methodist church TRIBUTE PAID Mr. Harris' passing brought ex- WHERE FRANK HAWKS DIED IN PLANE CRACKUP This was all that remained after fire swept the wreck- age of a small plane in which Commander Prank Hawks, inter- nationally-known speed filer, and J. Hazard Campbell were fatally Injured. Hawks gave up speed flying Just a year ago and was cruising In thU small craft when It struck a high tension wire and fell to earth near Bast Aurora. N. T. (As- sociated Press Photo.) his memory from many Abllenlans who had known him throughout the years of hts residence here. Said W. J. Bryan, a West Texan since the '70s: "Mr. Harris was one of the best loved and honored citizens of Abilene." Jinks McGee "deeply regretted the loss'' of Mr Harris, and declaied, "All who knew him appreciated his integrity, hU honesty and hLs congeniality." Speaking for a younger genera- tion, Mas Bentley, a native of Abi- lene, said "Mr. Harris represented the finest citizenship of the city" Funeral will be1 held at 5 p. m. today at Laughter Funeral home with Rev, c. A. Long, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist church offi- ciating. Burial will be in an Abilene cemetery. Survlvi are his will be bands from Coleman. Santa Anna and Bangs.- Rodeo performers also will participate. George Johnson i.s president Ihe rodeo association. Oscar L. i Cheaney. assistant cashier of the Sanla Anna National bank. Is sec- retary. Earl Sellers of Del Rio. who Is furnishing the bucking horses, is arena director. VV. Lee O'Danlel will be unable te sons, I- G. Humphreys. T.J. Humph- reys Jr. and Cummins Harris and rxmald Boyer, BUly Dee King and to attend the opening rodeo per- formance as he originally planned. However, the Light Crust Dough- toys will be on hand the second dsy and will make, their noon-day broadcast from this town. They will play at the Friday night pcrfor- Timing Device Robs Eyston Of Record BONNEVILLE SALT PLATS Utah. Aus. George E. T. Byston drove hU ponderous automobile nearly slx miies a utes today but a blazing desert sun threw the delicate liming device out of gear, depriving him ot an official record. The tall, lean Englishman Hash- Top rodeo hands of Texas will i "I his "Thunderbolt'' once through vie for J2.000 In prize money. They Ithe measured mile at HI 155 miles will participate in steer riding. I P" hour, faster than man has ever bronc riding, calf roping, old timers traveled before on land. calf roping. boys calf roping, cow! On the return trip, required to belling, cow money grabbing contest. I strike an average and make the Special act< are to be presented by Curley seale Donaldson of IN DRAMATIC TRIAL Hines Calls Accuser 'Liar' Pay-Off Denied By Defendant Pecoro Orders Court Recess After Apology NEW YORK, Aug. J. Hines, veteran Tammany dis- trict leader accused of accepting money to protect the Dutch Schultz policy racket, stood In su- preme court today and cried out that George Welnberg, one of the state's principal witnesses then on the stand, was lying. The dramatic moment came late today after Lloyd Paul Stryker, chief defense lawyer, had begun cmis examination of the witness. Weinberr, a henchman of Schultz, had testified he paid Bines 5500 a week or more for protection, starting in the spring of 1933. The payments, he testified, took place frequently In Hints' apartment. Strjker asked If he was sure he hid paid Hines there In the summer of 1932. Weinberg insisted he had. "Didn't you Stryfcer sud- denly shouted, "that Mr. Hines never moved into that apartment until the lirst day of October The witness, apparently undis- mayed, shook his head. DEWEY SURPRISED District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey and hLs associates looked K. little surprised. For a day and a halt Dewey had led Weinberg H-SU Musicians Wafch Senators lick Browns As Guests Of Clark Griffith Pair Held In Theft Flee In Captor's Car Justice Loses Finger From Right Hand AMARILLO, Aug. <AP) Two who fled from Amarillo in an automobile be- longing to Sheriff Garland Brown of Dimmitt after the wounding of J. F. Easter, Cta- tro county justice of the peace, there this afternoon were cap- tured in Deaf Smith county to- night. IN HEREFORD JAU Neither of the men offered re- sistance. said, although one was taken after a hectic 20-mile chase on highway M. The men, Bob McDonald and Carl Fatton, were being held to Jail at Hereford tonight. Easter, who suffered the loss of one finger on the right hand when shot by one of the two men. wu In Northwest Texas hospital here. His condition was reported as good. The atuotlnf tn front of the real estate rfflce of Louie E, Jotorwm abort after one tt Mr a while Easier unVtlu atta A were sealed hi sheriffs' WASHINGTON. D. C., Aug. Coyboy band from Hardln-Simmons university, Abilene. Texas, visiting in Washington as convention music makers this week, were guests of President Clark Griffith of the Washington Senators as the home team de- feated the St. Louis Broirns today. The visiting musicians, from the Griffith box, played state patri- otic songs for the Texans on both clubs. In the limelight was Sammy West, Lubbock. Senators center gardener, who had a field day at bat and afield. Clyde Milan. Wash- ington coach, halls from Clarksville. A- Buster Mills, Ranger, former Oil Belt grid star, second sacker Pred Johnson, Port Worth hurler, and Beau Bell, slugging left field- ers, comprise the Brownies' Texas contingent. During the day, the H-SU band played at morning and after- noon convention sessions. Tonight. Washington alumni of the uni- versity entertained the band at a picnic given on Potomac river grounds. Sales Crusade Will Be Talked Abilene businessmen will gather at the city hall auditorium at 3 o'clock this afternoon to hear a dis- cussion of the sales crusade, its purpose and possibilities, by Bed- ford Brown of Port Worth, chair- man of the movement In that city. The time was Incorrectly stated in the Wednesday afternoon issue of the as 4 o'clock. While the meeting Is primarily designed for operators of businesses, members of the board of directors of the crusade said salespeople were welcome to attend also. Injures Worker PBCOS, Aug. Garner, about 33. was In a critical condition In a Pecos hospital today following an explosion of a box of dynamite caps at McDonald ob- servatory Tuesday afternoon about six o'clock. The accident occurred as a group of workmen were preparing to quit excavating activities for the day A cap Garner held in his hand ex- ploded, sftting off the box. Three of the caps hit the injured man. one tn each arm and one In the thigh. London, Texas, the observatory. :os with him. The pair were arrested by Deputy Sheriff Wallace Cox of Deaf Smith county and Carl HiU, Jr, employed by the county office there. "We arrested Patton on the street here In Hereford." said Cox. "He had come here to get some cloties he had left here. en use "McDonald by In Sheriff Brown's car to pick up Patton, and when he saw us he took out. We chased him about JO miles, or with- in three miles of Prlooa, before we were able to bring him to a halt We turned on our siren and he pulled to the side of the road and gave up." Cox laid thai McDonald of- fered no resistance, though he js In an effort to save hi< I we. Dr Holioway Bush assistant county health officer took samples of Hamilton's blood [or laboratorv lr.sf.s .o if hjd developed. Yorborough To Speak For Mann Judge Ralph Yarborough o( Aus- tin, who ran third in the first pri- mary In the race for attorney-gen- eral, will speak tn Gerald C. Mann's Sehalf In that race today. He wtil talk over a Columbia radio network, including KRLD at Dallas, a; tomjht. Mann Is heard on the same network it p. m Thursday, and over the Texas Quality Network at o'clock Thursday Friday evenings. Mrs. H. C. Foster, Odessa, Is Buried ODESSA. Aug. CSpl -1 neral for Mrs. H. C. Foster W. held Tuesday afternoon st Jlou Hill cemetery n.inh of Abilene. Mrs. Foster was one of county's wealthiest residents was a pioneer of this section. had been ill f-.r the past weeks and died i her home here The'oJd Fssfer 'the, ourned a< early this year. The i landmark of the city and mous this section as a.final orchard area for such an arid eaun-j The Foster oil pool was on land owned by A siirrlTlng son. Another son per. also survives. hiisoand cued several Cisco Producer CISOO. Aug. Cisco area, when iu CleiBtY2 rile