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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWN NEWSPAPER VOL LVIII, NO. 87 CmlUt wrm OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES SKE-K-H VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS rr GOES ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1938 -FOURTEEN PAGES J S ELECTION INTERVAL NARROWS TO DAY- Forecast Stage O'Daniel Says Foes Stirring Dissension JS BOX FIRST IN IEW'5 ELECTION CHAIRMAN GUI TO HOLD REPORTING LAURELS SATURDAY On VAlir Itift nreMriPi- Chairmen, Notef On your iocs, precinct c .Saturday: Y. Landingham, veteran emocralic chairman at olds the first primary honors (t reporting first election re- ims to the Abilene Reporter- lews. His box came In seconds after 1 o'clock, to claim the first place lltle held for more Ilian six years by the big Fair box In Abilene. He's hop- ing to be first asaln with re- turns in Saturday's primary. Mr. Landfngham is Just as proud ol his record as he can be, for in spite of the ram on July 21 election day. his box polled almost total strength, and many of the ballots were cast closing lime at (he polls. The counters, however, kept right p. and at 1 o'clock he went the voting place on second .oor o( the brick business T. V. l-ANDINGHAM building at view to the crocery on first floor. From, there, he telephoned the Importer-News, 7271 collect. That's Just gotten to be an election day habit with Mr, Landingham. He has been view precinct chairman since 1018, that making him amon? the oldest In point of sen-ie: in ;'ie county. On every democratic primary vole since 1913. he has seen that the newspaper receiv- ed returns as early as possible. He's lived at View for 31 years; He has 103 acres and his house, about a half mllo from the View store and on Highway 158. For JO years, he was a school trustee at view, but he retired when the Butterfield consolidated district was orcan- Ized several years aso. His chil- dren were practically grown by that time. He was born In Freestone The democratic precinct chairmen of Taylor county ire asked by James P.' Stinson, county chairman, and the Re- porter-N'ewj to rive their usual tine cooperation Saturday eve- ning in reporting returns of the democratic run-off primary. The ticket nill be much shurt- tr than in the first primary and it is hoped that complete returns from all counly bo.te.l "111 be reported quickly after the polls close at 7 p.' rn. Taylor county commllteemrn have established an untuual rec- ord of efficiency and prompt- ness. Because of this, compete returns of Taylor county usually ran be stnt to the Texas Elec- litin Bureau earlier than of other counties ot comparable voting strencth. county, Feb. 12, 1875. He was married there to Lull Welch Dec. 4.. 1898, and they moved from Freestone to Limestone, thence to View. Their six children are Mrs. Jim Chllders, 19 miles south of Baird; Ella Landtngham, at home; Mrs. Eugene Hall, wife of tlie Baptist pastor at View- Kyle Landingham. Abilene- Ne- ville Landinsham. Houston, and Bryant Landingham. at home. They have six grand- children. Mr. Landingham doesn't claim to be the oldest precinct chairman in point ol service In Taylor county; but County Chairman James p. Stinson says he's certainly among that group of veterans that started serving on the county committee back In 1018. In Abilene, there's Z. D. TRIAL See LANDINGHAU, PH. 11, Col. 7 Hines Placed With Racket Lord Defendant Gang Manager Admits Changing Date On Pay-Off flSW YORK, Aug. Vppearance of a witness who Tammany District Lead 'James J. Hines in the com pany of gang lord Dutch .SchnlU ia 1935 sensationally climaxed today efforts of HiHes1 counsel to apart testimony that the democratic served as paid political Vctor of Schultz' policy i iet. 1 ENTITIES BODYGUARD j 'ive- minutes before Hines' trial conspiracy and contriving a lot- t adjourned fn supreme court, I Irlct Attorney Thomas E. Dewey o :d Dudley Brotlreell, riding n .ter of Fairficld, Conn. I rothwell Identified a photograph o Schultz, recalled the racketeer a a customer at his riding school B, Identified "Lulu" Rosenkratz, 3 tultz's bodyguard. "I ask von to look around Ibis lourlroom said Dtwey, "and Me If you see anybody here you recognize as ever hav- Inj stcn with he said, "lhat gentte- r an rijhl there." He pointed i Hines' direction. Drolhwell testified that Hines, Schultz and a woman came to his Fairfield stables to look at the Dutchman's horse "Sun was boarded there, In the i.raer of 1935. Jrnse counsel postponed cross- ilnatlon of Brothwcll until to- He came to the stand George Weinberg, business ger for the Schultz racket, was ed until tomorrow. 3er cross-examination, Wein- bJ admitted today that he chang- c< rte date at which he had said h net Hines and Schultz in 1932 K irrange protection for the pol- mob. B..PS MEMORY' The lean gangster, who swore on Monday that-he paid the Tam- m. ny district leader a week at more lo safeguard the policy w. iers against police raids and ju ges, conceded he was rn error vi en he told the New York county gi.md jury May 24th that the meet- in took place "somc'.ime late in N< xh." I Incs' chief difense counsel, M ;d Paul referred sar- castically to Weinbcrs's memory (or TRAIN RUNS PILOTLESS1HREE MILES AFTER CAB EXPLOSION XENIA, O.. Aug. engineer and scalded by an explosion in the locomo- Hve of the Pennsylvania's St. Louisan, Jumped or were hurled, to their death today and the fast express thundered pilotless nearly three miles before stop- With ifeam (rushing from empty engine cab. the. train sped through the town ol Ce- darulle, six miles east ot here, and rolled to a halt at the west- ern town limits. Railroad section hands, who heard the explosion a.s the St. LouUan passed, followed the train and found the bodies of Engineer John L. Breen. 54, and Fireman B. B. Mtchell, 4fl. both of Columbus, along the right-of-way. Coroner H. C. Schlck said that while the roen were horri- bly scalded, skull fracture] caused death. He expressed Che opinion the trainmen jumped as the live sieam made an in- ferno of the cab. P, Henry, superintendent of the railroad's Cincinnati divis- ion, said an investigation show- ed that the crown shest came releasing a blast of steam into the firebox and cab Passengers did not know of the tragedy In the cab until the loss of steam caused the train to stop on a curve. PRIMER FOR CRUSADE OPENING- past. -i and occurrences six years Ihe Weather IT "id SUturd) 1ST ly rl.iarlv n< rly to nnrllifi P.rtlr spoke for Dsvtson. Bryan Bradbury presided. individual small EFFECTIVE HERE The sales crusade. Broiri de- clared, "would be a., effective In the cross roads siore as in the city.' and likewise, in the small stores of Abilene as well as In the larpe ones. can get everyone in your WASHINGTON, Aug. Washington star said today a group of emotional re- porters had very red faces be- cause a man who gave his name in police court Monday is Jim- my Slattery. former light- heavyweight boxing champion, wasn't "the real Jimmy." When the man who used Slatterys name was fined 15 on a petty drinking ci-jrtre. he said he couldn't pay it. The reporters felt sad. thinking the former champion was out of funds. So they paid the fine themselves. Hujh Woods (above) was of a Chinese transport plane which he reported he was forc- ed to land after being attacked by Japanese warplanes near Hong Kong, Woods a former Kansan, said that the Japanese machine-gunned the occupants, killing or wG-jnuing fourteen' (Associated Photosj. Stamford Feast Draws Throng Former WCTOG President Gives Chief Address By C. M. ELLIS Reporler-Newi Oil Editor STAMFORD, 35.-There far more oil men In West Central Texas than I ever suspected. The Stamford chamber of eora- annua! barbecue and banquet for the crowd which at- tended ran close to it was held in the open, at the Teiaa Cow- boy Reunion grounds. Main speaker was Paul Pitxer of of the_West Central Texas till Gas association. He spoke In place of Harold Neely of Port Worth, who waj unable to attend. C. E Coombes was master of cere- monies. Responsible In a large way for the success of the occasion was a committee composed of D. T Per- kins, chairman, p. w. Peckham chairman of the oil and gas com- mittee, and Lloyd Adams, publicity manager for th. Stamford chamber of commerce. Dancers from the Irene Jay stu- dio at Abilene presented a floor show. Festivities continued well Into the night, with a_ square dance at the Reunion bunkhouse, and a regular dance at the sponsor's hall. Santone Welcomes 'Colonel' Corrigan SAN ANTONIO. Aug. San Antonio forgot the serious busi- ness of making a living for more than an hour today and gave Doug- las Corrijan, smiling Irish "wrong way" conqueror of the Atlantic one of nosiest receptions ever accorded a notable here. At Austin earlier, he became "Colonel" Douglas Corrigan. He was made a lieutenant-colonel on Governor James V Allred's personal staff as part ot a welcoming cere- mony. PRICE FIVE CENTS Broncs Thrill Rodeo Crowd At Santa Anna Spectators Attend Opener Of Three-Day Show By HARRY HOLT guff Writer SANTA ANNA, Aug 25-Three thousand five hundred spectator held their breatlis on two different occasions tonight aj it appeared cowboys had come out on tht loslnz end of Ulte with wiry In first of three night rodeo perform- here, Guy Dodglon, Port Stockton, had a narrow escape when his bronc, Spike, kicked him in the head sev- eral times as he hung dangiinc from the saddle with his foot In the stirrup. Doctors treating Dodgfon said his condition was sat- isfactory. Joe Coker, Houston cowboy, hurled to the ground by his brone and landed on his neck, knocking himself unconscious for a time. regained consciousness and was to walk under cwn power. A third performer. Peewee Semles of Coleman, suffered gashes ibout the eye kicked by a. calf hehmd ridden. Several stitches were taken to close Oie wound. The youngster had Just completed two-rides vul was accorded a titg hand from tht audience when the second kick- ed him while dismounting-. In the feature event of the pro- gram. Jack Sellers of Del Hlo took a long lead over Roy Matthews of Port Worth in matched calf rop- ing. Sellers made Kve loops fan true on five calves roping them In m seconds. Matthews', 1937 Madi- :on Square Garden champion calf roper, needed nine loops to mam his five calves and wound up with a total time of 194.7 seconds, TO mm than Sellers' figure. The two will rope each night, add- ing their totals on the last night determine the winner. Money winners fetujht In various contests were: Cair SpUUbury. Fort Stockton. 17.5 seconds; Earl Sellers, Del Rio, 17.8; Tom Taylor, Sonera, V nce-rCude? Smlt, AfcU Joie, winner oTtto. motif't con- test M the recent Waco rodeo. IU; Patsy Blair, COIeouin, Trade area roping (open only to cowboy in Immediate John w. Taylor at Santa Anna ww the only man who caught hli laif. His time was seconds. Wild cow Pride- more, Coleman, ja.4; Tom Taylor, 31.1; S. G. Russell, Merkfl, 40.7. Boys' breakaway calf roping: Rex Beck, TaJpa, 9 seconds; Hal Beck. his brother, 39.5; Tom Kfngsbery. Santa Anna, 30.2. Slim Mattler of Pinon, New Ma- Ico, turned in the best bronc ride, according to Judges' decision. To- night's money winners will not announced unta Friday nijht how- ever. A big crowd thronged An- na, all day today In anticipation ot the rodeo opening. A big paradft was staged at 5 o'clock, led by Mayor Brown and the rodeo ouetn. Carolyn Klngsbery, Santa Anna, high school sophomore. The Santa, Anna and Coleman bands marched. Only the home town band played at the rodeo tonight, however. The rodeo is being held at tin high school sfadfum. It will con- ttnue through Saturday night. RODEO SPONSOR Pair's Death Ruled Murder And Suicide PALESTINE. Aug. Juut of ihe Peace Joe Martin entered a organization sales minded, and i of murder and suicide today jour fellow mer.-hant docs
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