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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 26, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas Cf)c Abilene Reporter ~33lrtD3"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron ★★★ EVENING VOL LYM I, NO. 87 Halted Free* (UPI ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 1938 —FOURTEEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS IN FACE OF HULL'S NOTE—Seizures Threaten Americans’ Holdings in Mexico CALIFORNIA'S PROPOSED S30-A-WEEK PENSIONS SHORT CUT TO UTOPIA, PRESIDENT SAYS HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 26.—(ZP) I sions to all persons over 50 can be j tem was being talked about in Cal-—President Roosevelt said today described as a short cut to Utopia, ifornia, referred reporters to his The president, told at hts press recent address on social security, conference that such a pension sys- I In that address, the president said that a proposal being discussed in California to give $30 weekly pen-•    *    a Full Agreement, Says Roosevelt Of Jim Farley President Frowns On Relief Gifts For Campaigns HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 26.— (AP) —President Roosevelt said today that he and James A. Farley "were in complete agreement as usual’’ during a political conference yesterday. The president made this direct statement in response to questions at his press conference. MAY GO TO MARYLAND He and Farley were understood to have gone over the political situations in every state where the New Deal is an issue. Farley reportedly urged the president to go personally into Maryland bi an effort to defeat Sen. Millard Tydings, an administration opponent aeek-ing renomination. The president did not comment on thLs, however, saying only that he had no engagements besides two already announced for patriotic observance in Poughkeepsie, N. Y„ and Chattanooga, Tenn. Asked for comment on reports that the Workers Alliance, an organization of WPA workers, is seeking to raise a $50,000 campaign fund from WPA employees, the president gave reporters this reply: ‘*1 hope very much that people on relief will not contribute any money for the purpose of aiding any party.” The president expressed approval of a statement by Harry Hopkins, the WPA administrator, regarding the ratting of camplgn funds from relief workers. Hopkins vigorously condemned the practice. The president and Farley were reported to have discussed many other subjects beside? politics during their talk yesterday. Farley, who was an overnight guest at the summer White House, left for New York this morning. he hoped the social security system The reported California pension could be developed year by year. But plan would provide for the issuance he warned “against those who ad- of warrants to which stamps would vocate short cuts to Utopia or an- have to be attached until they were tastic financial schemes.”    retired. This system, the president said would represent nothing less than a tax on all the people. The tax would fall particularly heavily on the poor, he added. Blind With Jealousy— CRAZED SEAMAN KILLS SWEETHEART PANTS AFIRE. DIAMOND FAN SHUCKS 'EM PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 — (UP)—Bud Hamilton was recovering today from painful burns and acute embarrassment. Hamilton was watching the St. Louis Browns-Philadelphia Athletics ball game at Shibe park yesterday—ladies’ day— when a box of matches ignited in his hip pocket. Torn between propriety and pain—since nearly all of his neighbors were women—Hamilton decided propriety meant less to him, so he tore off his trousers and dashed up the stairs. But the flames found new fuel in his shirt tail. A quickwitted concessionaire soaked Hamilton with orange juice and he fled pantless through an exit. Penitent Slayer ! Direds Police To Gory Scene 'She Ain't Dead, Is She?' He Sobs After Confessing SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26. — (UP)—Ramon Lee Hughes, 36-year-old seaman, told police today that he mutilated and killed his sweetheart because "she wouldn’t stop running around with guys.” Crazed by liquor and jealousy. Hughes staggered through downtown crowds for five blocks before ; he encountered a police officer and told him: “I’ve just killed my wife.’’ NOOSE ABOUT NECK Traffic Patrolman George Mil-dahn was skeptical until Hughes’ drew' from his pocket a piece of bloody flesh. Five minutes later the homicide squad, led by Hughes to an apartment, found, almost nude, her head crushed by a rolling pin and a hangman’s noose around her neck the body of Jean Montgomery, 30. Written on her body in indelible pencil was: “Honey I Love You." There were other notes around the room written by Hughes after he killed her. While police studied the death scene, Hughes sat dejectedly, holding his head between his hands. “God. she ain’t dead, Is she?” he said, “How I love that woman!” Mrs. John Keith, 24, was found asleep in an adjoining room. She told police that the slain woman came to San Francisco five years SHE LOSES A FOOT FOR HER COUNTRY This seven-months-old Chinese girl, screaming with pain, lost her left foot when she was struck by a shrapnel fragment during a Japanese air raid on Canton, August 8. The picture was made in Sun-Yat-Sen Memial hospital in Canton. Federal Work Relief Rolls of New Peak WASHINGTON. Aug. 26.—^— Federal work relief rolls, containing 3,038.908 name?, are at a ew peak. Harry L. Hopkins, works progress administrator, reported last night that 3,038.908 persons were enrolled on work-relief projects Aug. 20. compared with the previous record of 3,036.000 in February. 1936. He added, however, that in relation to the national unemployment, this number was lower than that of two years ago. He did not estimate the number of unemployed. “In relation to the volume of unemployment,” Hopkins said, “the number on WPA is actually lower than it was in 1936 when the previous peak in WPA rolls occurred. Landowner Dies Of Razor Slash Inquest in Death Of H. T. Carlisle This Afternoon ASPERMONT. Aug. 26 — < Spl > — Despite efforts of a son to prevent it. H. T. Carlisle slashed his own throat with a razor and died a few minutes later this morning at his home five miles north of Peacock The son. Ray Carlisle, received deep cuts on one hand. The elder Carlisle, about 60, was owner of the farm on which Stonewall county's first producing oil well was drilled in only a few days ago. Mrs. Carlisle entered the room where her husband was preparing i „ .    —    •    —    --------—— j- intr to shave about 9 o'clock to discover l!5    ^er    w^h    funds    for IN PRISON 'BAKING — Death Laid to Coroner Seeks 'Higher Ups' Terrorists’ 'Too Bad,' Says Walters of Fired G-Men, But You Gotta Take Breaks--Look at Me' Autopsies Reveal Hearts of Victims Shrunk Half Size PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26. — (AP)—A group of "tough" guards, whose duties Coroner Charles H. Hersch said includ- ago from Toledo, O, where her fa- ed punishing unruly convicts, ther is a paceman.    wag blamed today for the Phil- he financed divorc e    adelphia county prison’* deaths She said Hughe? met her while in the "Klondike”—a stuffy she sun was married to a Centralia, j steam-heated isolation build-Wash., logger, James Montgomery. DALLAS, August 26™(£*)—“Too bad about them two G-men getting a rap for fumbling me and Floyd the other night—but you gotta take the bad breaks when they come . . , look where I am.” Thus Ted Walters, desperado captured last Sunday, commented today on the reported resignations of Tom Neal and D B. Daviss, Federal Bureau of Investigation agenta who let Walters and Floyd Hamilton escape from a trap last week. The officers had covered Walters with their guns wher he walked into a darkened house where they had kept a vigil for the fugitive pair. But Walters managed to talk his way out by claiming he was someone else. The G-men didn t recognize him. Hamilton later came to the house but fled when he saw the officers. Ranchers Fear Little Hope Left For Properties Hearses Land in 5,000,000 Acres Illegally Invaded (See Page 3 for more on Mexican situation) Bv WILLIAM DANENBARGER EL PASO, Aug. 26 —(UP)— A new surge of land seizures harassed American owners of $25,000,000 worth of cattle property in the Mexican stats of Chihuahua today, in the face j of Secretary of State Cordell1 Hull s request that Mexico desist from further expropriation, A source at the American consul- I ate in Juarez revealed that nearly every American holding in Mexico's largest state had been “affected" by agrarian Invasion within recent months, several of them within the past few weeks. HEARST MAY LOSE Some of the agrarian activity has amounted to outright invasion described by the informant as "illegal” under Mexican agrarian laws. In these cases, Mexican farmers have invaded American property without filing claims, and have taken possession before seeking "legal” right to expropriate the land. American rattle companies hold title to 5,000.000 acres of grazing land In Chihuahua. One of the largest of these holdings is that of William Randolph Hearst, American publisher. whose Babicora ranch totals a million acres. Sources in Chihuahua City said that within the past few weeks. Mexican peasants moved new tractors and farm equipment onto MEXICO ClTY Aui 26.— (UP)—Section No. 5 off the Railway union will take over two railroads, the Northeastern Railway of Mexico and the Kansas City, Mexico and Oriente, the newspaper Universal reported today in a dispatch from Chihuahua. The auditor of the Chihuahua unions, Rafael Pineda Leon, arrived on an Inspection tour preparatory to taking over the roads. Both companies had offered to give the roads to the workers rather than grant their demand for wage increases, as they were losing money on operations. PEPPER UPPER SMOKE BALLEW • • • The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. West Texas: Generally fair tonight and Saturday. East Texas: Partly cloudy in north, cloudy in south portion tonight and Saturday with rain near lower coast tonight and in south portion Saturday. Highest temperature Yesterday ... SS Lowest temperature this morning . 89 his intent. She screamed and Ray Carlisle attempted to wrest the razor from his father. Others rn the house at the time were Mrs. Eddie Jay of Hamlin, a daughter, and Pete Trammell, the Carlisles hired hand, and his wife. Relatives said the elder Carlisle had been in declining health several years. His wife was to have been taken to the hospital this morning. Already regarded as financially independent, Carlisle was considered in w’ealthy circumstances with completion of the oil producer on his land. a divorce, Mrs. Keith said, and had been living with her with the inten-tion of marrying her. She described Hughes aa “awfully jealous” and said he had accused her of going with other men while he was at sea. Hughes gave police a statement after he had been charged with first degree murder. He said he could not remember rutting off one of her breasts, but said he recalled hitting her over the head with a rolling pin. ' She came at me with it during a quarrel," he said. “I took it away : from her.” E. B. Featherston, Aspermont justice of the peace, prepared to hold QUARREL ONLY MOTIVE an inquest this afternoon.    |    Police    said    Hughes    gave    no    mo- Hersch called this class of guards a mob of “terrorists,” and said: “We’re going after members of the mob, and find out how they operated.” He said deaths of four men Monday in the "Klondike,” a 15-by-50-foot building heated by a long line of large radiators, indicated that the building had been used intentionally by some of the guards as a "roaster" for disciplining prisoners. HIGHER UP’ BLAMED He said his investigation indicated that a "higher up" also was responsible for the deaths. It was this official, the coroner U. S. AMBASSADOR PROTESTS PLANE DESTRUCTION TO JAPS Envoy Insists Such Attacks Imperil Lives of Americans in Fighting Zone TOKYO. August 26— ^—United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew tonight protested to the Japanese government against the destruction of a Chinese-American airliner by Japanese warplanes near Canton. South China, Wednesday. The ambassador s representations were made during a half-hour conference at the foreign office with Kensuke Horinouchi, vice-minister for foreign affairs. It was understood on good authority that the United States envoy took the position that such attacks were likely to Jeopardize American lives and that this attack contravened Japan's previous assurances that the lives and property of neutrals in China would be respected by the Japanese forces. temperatures Thurs. * KH. Carlisle's other survivors are two live in his slened at.h.T.„?° ,T‘ declared' *h0 “ave the order lo Sr.;rc”arlU'' \TorewtU^vm8    ‘",ar”r''1'    In ?«•««-»« S    h.    heard'"^^* hw^e from Cidilorma in answer    '“ttr*Uy    ^ the death message; Marvin Carlisle, Roby banker; Mrs. Sam Appleton of Old Glory, and Mrs. Herman Hulsey of Stamford. Final Check Shows 236 Absentee Votes p.m. . 95 • .rn. 75 1    •• 2      95 3      98 4      95 5      93 8      91 7      89 8      85 9      82 10      80 11      78 Midnight ... Noon ....... Sunrise ..... Sunset ..... 8 30 p m 6:30 • rn. 12.39 p m~ Dry thermometer    90    70 Wet thermometer    88    84    89 Relative humidity    39    Ti    28 CLOUDY The predicted light total of absentee votes cast in Taylor county was realized this morning when 7:i j final check showed only 236, little 72 more than half as many as for 7n the last second primary and consdi-*9 i erably below' the number cast for ll the first primary this week. ss County Clerk Vivian Fryar said this morning that the absentee vot-9i | ing for this election was the most •^ apathetic in several years. Not only did few people request the ballots, but many of those mailed out were not returned. I warned her—I warned her I’d kill her if she didn t stop running around with guys.” One note was on a dresser. It was stained with blood and read; Sweetheart from darling. I love you and only you. I hope to go the same way as you for I love you. I am going to give myself up right now and will see you wherever you may go for I love you I love you. Your daddy Ray. Davisson to Speak George Davisson Jr., unsuccessful j candidate for lieutenant governor in the first primary, will speak over radio station KRBc tonight at 7 1 o'clock in the Interest of Pierce 1 Brooks. Brooks is in the runpff ^gainst Coke Stevenson. taking part in an organized revolt against a "monotonous” diet. “We have definite information as to the identity of the higher up who was responsible for the incar -cernation, punishment and death of these men,” Hersch said. Although he declined to discuss names, the coroner said he had warrants for the arrest of “four I to six guards and officials” and promised he would “break the case wide open.” I GUARDS CONFESS Hersch said his information concerning the “higher up” was given by four guards during six hours of questioning last night. He identified two of the guards as Francis Smith, 43, and Alfred W. Brough, 39, held In $2,500 bail each as material witness** in tile deaths. Before going to the prison, See JAIL DEATHS, Pg. 13, Col. 8 Lewis Refusing To Testify— DIES WANTS TO KNOW WHY CIO DOESN T PROBE CHARGES WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— (UP)— Chairman Martin Dies (D-Tex) of the house committee on un-American activities said today he was “at a loss to understand” why CIO officials have not Investigated charges that the CIO has “numerous communists” on its payroll as organizers. Dies, in a letter to E. L Oliver, head of Labor’s Non - Partisan League, political affiliate of the Cit), said John L. Lew’is had ignored repeated invitations to testify at committee hearings at which the charges were brought out. He suggested that Oliver investigate them before leveling charges against Committee Investigator Edward Sullivan. Oliver accused Sullivan, in letters to Dies, of being “a central figure in subversive activities" prior to his employment by the committee. Dies said he found "misstatements” in Oliver’s protest which made him “naturally suspicious” of the charges. "But, notwithstanding this, a careful consideration of all the charges made by you will be given,” Dies wrote, "as we have no desire or disposition to do anything except establish the truth.”. Dies told Oliver that Sullivan soon would answer his charges. “Whether there Is any basis for your charges. I do not know,” Dies said. “But this I do know, that some of your statements are wholly without foundation.” Home Towners Hail Corrigan By OLEN W. CLEMENTS GALVESTON. Aug. 26. — -.4*)— Douglas Corrigan, the Irishman who flew the wrong way to fame, today came back to the town of his birth and the scene of his first triumph—a baby show'. The island folk he left as a lad years ago turned out en masse to give him a welcome as befits a hero. Whistles blew, horns tooted and hats sailed in the air as the $900 airplane he flew from New York to Dublin, Ireland .landed on the western side of the island after flying across Galveston bay from the mainland. Townsmen presented Corrigan with a bronze plaque commemorating hts wrong way flight—the trip to Ireland he claimed should have been made to California. Atop the plaque was a compass. The compass needle pointed west Instead of north. “That's all right,” the smiling flyer said, “sometimes it s hard to read the compass right.” A few seconds late he hopped out of the old plane which he flew here from San Antonio, Corrigan dedicated the municipal airport which the Galveston city council will be known henceforth as Douglas Corrigan airport. RAIDERS DEFENDED i The American pilot of the plane, H. L. Woods of Winfield, Kans., escaped injury, but 12 Chinese, passengers or members of the crew, are believed to have perished The plane was operated by the China National Aviation corporation owned jointly by the Chinese government and private American interests.) A Japanese foreign office spokesman suggested today Chinese aviation companies should notify Japanese naval officials of intended passenger flights as a "possible” means of avoiding attack. He defended Japanese pilots wno forced down a Chinese transport near Canton yesterday. HONGKONG, August 26—\fP) — Four bodies were recovered today from the wreckage of the Chinese-American-owned airliner forced down near Canton Wednesday by Japanese machine gun fire. Chinese boatmen extricated three and the fourth, apparentlv washed out of the bullet-riddled plane by the strong. 40-feet-deep current, was found by the crew of the British gunboat Cicala. AU bore bullet marks. Hearses ranch, and later filed claims to 20.000 acres of grazing land which they hoped to farm. Sixty aavs before that, another group of peasants    seized 12.000 acres. Those seizures brought to more than 80.000 acres the amount of land expropriated    from the Babicora ranch within the past year. BELIEVE HOLDINGS LOST Mast of the land in Chihuahua is held by American stock companies, with stockholders throughout the United States. Managers of the ranches and    consular authorities were reticent    about discussing spe cific examples of expropriation, fearing unfavorable reaction in Mexico. Despite Secretary Hulls recent stand on further land seizures, ranch managers believed that only the most drastic action by the state department would save American land holdings from complete confiscation. Cattle men said that agrarian groups were “out of control” of the Mexican government. WATER SHORTAGE Recent expropriations in the Juarez valley along the Rio Grande river have brought ar. acufe water problem to Mexican land owners whose irrigation needs have not been included in water treaties with j the United States. The new land 1 seizures have necessitated intensified farming foi wh‘ch there is scarcely half enough water Among American companies that have been affected” by agrarian seizures are Hearses Babicora Development company; the Palomas Land and Cattle company; the San Rabel company; George Douglas company; Corralitos company; Casas Grande; Santa Domingo; the estate of Ed Norris; Cornell Land [company; the Chihuahua Land and Investment company; and Cordova island. Sales ’Pep Talk' Slated Tonight 'Smoke' Ballew, Dallas Business Leader, Is Here Tonight is to be a big night for sales people and business men who are cooperating in the Abilene version of the National Salesmen’! Crusade. The crowd will coneen* trate at the high school auditorium where at 8 o'clock W. V. “Smoke" Ballew of Dallas, general sales manager of the Dr. Pepper company and president of the National Sales Managers association will be chief speaker. Ballew's Job will be to explain to the salespeople and business^ men the technique and details of the crusade and inspire them to go out with tremendous drive to make the crusade a success. EMPLOYES TO ATTEND Employes of all particlpatini firms are expected to be present, singly and In groups to make final prparations for the beginning of the drive Saturday morning. Traveling men, too, will be represented at the meeting L. B. Jackson, president of the Abilene Traveling Mens association, said this morning that all traveling; salesmen who are in town tonight will attend the session. The final crusade educational program began yesterday at noon when a group of the leaders met with Bedford Brown of Fort Worth, for lunch. Yesterday afternoon. Brown addressed a gathering of heads of businesses at the City Hall auditorium. Monday night comes the mass meeting of all citizens at the Hardin-Simmons university stadium. : SPECIAL DAYS | For this gigantic “kickoff” session, W. H Bryan, sa*es manager of Eureka Vacuum Cleaner company, St. Louis, will be guest speaker. The mass meeting is to be preceded by a downtown parade at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon Already tentative special days have been recommended for next week, Tuesday will be known as "hosiery day” of the sales crusade, Thursday as “cracker day.” Friday and Saturday are "coffee days” and Saturday also is also to be “tie day.” New members of the crusade are Doyle's cafe. Doyle's Pine Street cafe, Abilene Printing and Stationery company, ACC. Cleaners, and Community Natural Gas company. Lindberghs Leave To Visit Czechs MOSCOW, Aug. 26.— (ZP) —Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh left Moscow by airplane today for Czechoslovakia after a nine-day visit packed with intensive study of various phases of Soviet Russian i civil and military aviation. They planned to see something of the Ukraine, in Southwestern Rus-J sia, on their way. Their intention was to visit Rostov-on-Don, Kharkov, Viev and Odessa. Th^ said they might land briefly in Rumania, so they are expected to arrive i in Praha, Czechoslovakia, not ear-! lier than September I. Longevity Recipe NEW YORK. Aug. 26—August Heckscher, financier and philanthropist who was 90 today, gave this recipe for longevity; “Get married eat less and, if you drink, drink less.” Critically Hurt CLARENDON. Aug. 26— (UP)— Four-year-old Jo Ann Hitter was injured critically today and eleven other persons were hurt less seriously when two automobiles collided head-on four miles south of Clarendon. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ritter. PLEASE DON’T CALL Do not call the Reporter-News Saturday evening for election returns— please! Returns will be broadcast untU ll p.m. by Radio Station KRBC* the Reporter-News station. There will be no ‘election party” at the Reporter-News building, no flashing of returns on a screen across the street. KRBC will furnish returns from Taylor county boxes, from other counties in this section on the local races, and also the total vote for candidates in races for state offices. Taylor county democratic precinct committeemen are asked to call the Reporter-News as quickly as possible after the polit close at I p.m. It is believed that, because of brevity of the bsUot in Taylor county, complete returns from aU boxes should be tabulated earlier than usual. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 26, 1938