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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS’ OWN NEWSPAPER ®fje Abilene Reporter ~ ★★★ EVENING '‘WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS VOL LYU I, NO. 88. DMM Presa (UPI ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1938—EIGHT PAGES ilMtUtd Prat* (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSHE 'USED HIS HEAD' WRONG WAY PICKING RUNOFF WINNERS— T exans V ote on O’Daniel Endorsements A fireman uses a hack saw to liberate 9-year-old Joseph Cus-imano of Gloucester. Mass,, after he “used his head” in the wrong way and got It caught between the gate and ran of a bridge. It took IO minutes of hacking to free the youngster, who went his way apparently unhurt. Eyston Shatters Speed Record British Army Captain-Speed King Roars Over Salt Flats at 345 MPH BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah, Aug. 27—(AP)—Capt. George E. T. Eyston smashed the world's automobile speed record to shreds here today, boosting his own mark to 345.49 miles per hour. Roaring through the measured mile in two directions within one hour, the retired British army captain far exceeded his own world land speed record of 311.42, chalked up here last November. Eyston s mighty “Thunderbolt,” painted black to overcome a glaring sun which robbed him of a new record last gan to fail.” Wednesday, hit 347.49 miles per hour on the outward trip and 343.51 miles per hour on the return jaunt. By carrying out the computations to a remote decimal figure, the average of 345 49 was reached by American Automobile official tim- GOP Keynoter Blames Demos 'Cornfield' Rally Credits Backslide To Court Wrangle WASHINGTON. Ind., August 27 —Rep. James W. Wadsworth (R-NY> declared democratic administration forces had plunged the nation into economic depression and are-“gambling with the fate of the nation” in the keynote speech today at the republican “cornfield conference’’ on the Capehart farm near here. The meeting, held in a 120-acre tent city near this southern Indiana town of 10,000 population, opened the republican campaign in ll midwestern states and the fall campaign to elect a republican congress BLAMES FDR MOST Thousands of party workers were present, including republican nat- J ional officials, leaders from the Midwest and Indiana adherents j from precinct committeeman up Party leaders urged election of new republican congressmen this fall to i set the stage for a strong presidential campaign in 1940. Rep. Wadsworth, 61-year-old upstate New York gentleman farmer, said President Roosevelt “more than any other person or group of persons’’ was responsible for what he termed the “second or Roosevelt depression.” He said the country was on the road to recovery when, In February, 1937, the president sent congress a message “urging the passage of legislation which would enable him to pack the supreme court.” “Instantly the whole picture changed,” ne said. "The shock was too great to be endured by a people beginning to recover their breath. From that very moment prices be- COMMITTEEMEN DESIGNATE SPECIAL DAYS Should anyone doubt that Abilene’s Sales Crusade Is underway with a real bang, take a look at the confident smiles flashed by the special days committee. Yes. it's by their decree that next Tuesday is hosiery day; that special * days are set for crackers, coffee, etc.; and they’ll be doing a lot more date setting as the campaign progresses. Any group with a “special day” idea will find three sets of listening ears and plenty of assistance from these three men — Chairman J. E. Grissom. center (Ernest Grissoms); M. 7. Witbeck left, (Abilene district manager of Safeway Stores), and Howard McMahon, right, < Reporter-News advertising manager). The committee, appointed by Crusade Chairman G. W. Waldrop. will work with J. E. McKenzie, crusading campaign manager. iReporter-News staff photo). • • • SINCE 'SALES MEAN JOBS'- Crusaders Launch Drive I Movement Gets Its First Test WHO BOSSES WHO IN THIS RINDA SETUP? Grandma Baker Dies at Merkel was st ars, COBB CONGRATULATES i He traveled the first mile In 10.36 seconds and the final lap in 1048 seconds. Last November, when the old record was established. Eyston made 305.34 miles per hour on the outward lap and 317.74 miles per hour on the return. His second average was 11.56. Eyston. his face and coveralls begrimed. laughed and shook hands with everyone within reach Among the first to Congratulate Eyston was John Cobb, London fur broker, whose smaller yet powerful car is poised for a chance to exceed the new record. Cobb expects to go after his compatriot's mark Sunday. Eyston said he would remain in nearby Wendover and that his car would not be packed for shipment. “Ill be around for a few days," the lank speedster said. “Will you run against any record that Cobb might make?" he was asked. ‘TTI be around," was ail Eyston would say. “Thunderbolt’ was by no means at full throttle on either run, Eyston said. RALLY COSTS 125,000 He said the president tempting to "subdue the and the courts to the executive ; will.” He called on his party to ' stop him. “The administration is iamb- . I ling,’’ he went on. “The fate of the nation U the stake. The gambler lost on his first throw of the dice and the nation will lose on the second throw — if we do not return to sanity and that mighty soon.” Homer E. Capehart of Buffalo, N. Y., Hoosier-born vice-president of the Wurlitzer company, was the More Firms Join As 'Kickoff' Nears In City's Campaign A united front of more than IOO Abilene business firms and 1.000 salespeople, to Impress Abilenians that “sales mean jobs, Jobs mean congress, production and production means Resident of Area Since '85, She Succumbs at 93 MERKEL, Aug. 27. <Spl>—Death came this morning to Mattie Yokley Baker. 93. known throughout this host. The rally was held on his 400-acre farm. Indiana leaders estimated the New York phonograph manufacturer would spend $25,000, section for many years as “Grandma ' Baker. She was the widow of the late wealth.” was given Inspiration last night by W. V. 'Smoke'’ Ballew of Dallas. Speaking at the high school au- 1 ditorium, Ballew. general sales manager of the Dr. Pepper company and president of the National Sales Managers association, characterized the National Salesmen's Crusade as “the greatest sales tonic compounded in 251 years." FIRST TEST TODAY In later conversation. Ballew insisted that th° sales crusade is not new. “It is just the emphasis of a plan which we all know, better salesmanship,” he said. He pointed HARTINGTON, Neb., Aug. 27. — (AP> —Janies Hepert, 13. publisher of Hartington'* “third newspaper,” tells the world his is a one-man staff. The masthead: James Hegert. editor. James Hegert, assistant editor. James Hegert, reporter. James Hegert, cartoonist. Cab Fare Hike Hinted to City Justice Too Swift For Local Lassie Traffic justice proved too swift for a 15-year-old Abilene girl yesterday. She ran a stop sign In the family car and was given a traffic ticket. Then she drove downtown and was so excited % over the ticket that she forgot to put a nickel In a parking meter. She got another traffic ticket. Judge Overshiner excused her for the dead meter ticket in corporation court this morning but fined her $1 for running a stop sign. Rev. A. A. Baker, founder and first J on the affair in his avowed 'effort1 OUt that when an individual busi' pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church organized here January 3. 1886. They came to Merkel on December 19, 1885. Despite her age, Mrs. Baker remained active until her death. She arose this morning, ate a hearty breakfast, then lay down for a short nap. Soon after she rlosod the bedroom door, “Aunt” Mollie McCuily, 80, her companion for 15 years, heard her groan as if in pain, Mrs. Baker died before the doctor arrived. Mattie Yokley was born at Camp-; bellsville, Tenn., December IO, 1844. She was married to the Rev. Mr. Baker, an army chaplain in the j War Between the states, soon after I It ended. Together they came to Texas in 1884. settling first at I Tehuacana Hill, and moving to Merkel in 1885. The Rev. Mr. Baker died in 1922 and was buried in the Rose Hill cemetery here. Funeral arrangements were incomplete late this morning, pending word from Mrs. Baker's daughter. Mrs. J .B. Warnlck of Phoenix, Ariz. Other survivors are a son, James L. Baker of Merkel, 13 grandchildren. 14 great grandchildren and one sister. Mrs. Jennie Caruthers, { 80, of West Point, Miss. to “kill the New Deal.” No Election Calls Tonight, Please! No calls for election returns tonight, please! The Reporter-News will have no election party, but returns will be broadcast until ll p. rn. by Radio Station KRBC, the Reporer-News statiton. KRBC will furnish returns from all county and district races in this section and total vote for candidates In state races. Taylor county democratic precinct committeemen are reminded to call the Reporter-News as quickly as possible after the polls close at 7 p. rn. Probability of a cab fare Increase was voiced at yesterday s city commission meeting. O. B. Fielder, bus and taxi open ness wants to Improve It starts a sales campaign, enlarging the business and thereby creating more Jobs    .    ,    f    _______ „ — .— —---- ---- in that particular business. By the ’ "ad appeared before the com- out$ide pressure off the dispute in     «     _ ii   a    _ j _ a _ rn ' c ti    cvn « «aH ak    *     t___v _    ...u        *    u    _    at.. Simon Voices War Warning Chancellor Serves Notice Britain May Be Forced to Fight (See Page 7 for more on war fear*.) LANARK, Scotland, August 27— —Sir John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, served notivc on an anxious world today that Great Britain might have to fight lf Germany started a war in Central Europe. The former foreign minister repeated. “as holding good today,” Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's declaration before th*' house of commons March 24 that “if war were to break out it would be unlikely to be confined to those who have assumed such obligations"—to aid Czechslovakia against aggression. ANXIETY REFLECTED Sir John coupled a firm warning that there “is no limit to the reactions of war" today with an unmistakable plea to Chancellor Adolf ' Hitler to do his “duty” and take Governor-Eled Broadcasts Plea For His Choices Ballot Also Picks Congressmen for Two of Districts Bv the Associated Press Gubernatorial Nominee W. Lee O Daniel s endorsement of six candidates for state office was the paramount Issue today as Texans voted to finish the democratic slate for the November general election. Until O'Daniel made his declaration the second primary bade fair to reach a low ebb in Texas political Interest, but a sharp pick-up immediately followed his endorsement of the following candidates: Coke Stevenson. Junction, for lieutenant-governor; Lleut.-Gov. Walter Woodul, Houston, for attorsey general; C. V. Terrell, Decatur, for re-election as railroad commisaioner; Bascom Giles. Austin, for state land commissioner; Richard CHU, Taylor, for reelection as asso-ritte justice of the supreme court; and Harry N. Grave*. Georgetown, for a place on the court of criminal appeals he now holds by appointment. Opponents of these men are; Pierce Brooks, Dallas, for lieutenant-governor; Gerald C. Mann. Dallas, for attorney general; Jerry Sadler, Longview, for railroad commissioner; Land Commissioner William H. McDonald, Eastland, for election; W. H. Davidson, Beaumont, for associate Justice of the supreme court; and James A. DEATH AND A DOG This note on a fence, behind which sat a dog. led police In Portland, Ore., to the body of Mrs. M. A. Williams, killed, police said, in a scuffle with her husband. Williams said two vicious bulls and eight dogs, all kept by his wife, made his life miserable. He also said she attacked him with a hammer. Voting in Abilene primary waa running lighter than usual this morning, according to reports from seven election boxes. The total number of votes east at mid-morning was 563. Here's the balloting by boxes:    Butternut    street,    107;    court house, 75; Shelton-Webb motor, 79, Cedar street fire station, 78; Fair park, 92; McMurry, 38; and Orange street fire station, 95. Voting strength of the county is estimated at approximately 10.000. In the 1936 runoff, a total of 8,359 votes was cast. Stephens, Benjamin, for the court of criminal appeals. Brooks and McDonald led their races in the first primary. SEMI-NEW DEAL ISSUE Two congressional races also are to be decided. In Northwest Texas incumbent Rep. W. D. McFarlane of Graham is opposed by Ed Gossett, Wichita Falls attorney, for the thirteenth district seat. In East Texas Brady P. Gentry of Tyler, Smith county Judge, and Lindley Beckworth of Gilmer, former state representative are contesting for the seat left vacant by defeat of See ELECTION, Pg. 7, Col. 7 Dies to Broadcast NEW YORK. Aug. 27.—(ZP)—The NBC Blue network announced today that Rep. Martin L. Dies of Texas, chairman of the house committee investigating un-American activities, will discuss the testimony already offered on the radio forum Monday at 8:30 p. rn., C. S. T. The committee Is in recess. Anson Law Firm to Assist in Land Suit The Anson law firm of Thomas and Thomas was retained by the city commission yesterday to assist in the Lindsay land condemnation suit. The case, involving approximately 75 acres of land needed to complete the Fort Phantom Hill reservoir site, gomes up before a Jones county jury of view in Anson September I. Thomas and Thomas same plan, a national crusade to increase all business will of a necessity create more jobs and thus enlarge the consumption field, he said. First test of the plan In Abilene was being made today as the cooperating firms and salespeople launch their first day of the drive. Added impetus is to be given the crusade Monday with an elaborate "kickoff” program which will feature a downtown parade at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and be climaxed by a mass meeting of all Abilenians at the Hardin-Simmons stadium Monday night. THREE MAN VIRTUES Tire mass meeting Is to open at 8 o’clock. W. H Bryan, sales manager of the Eureka Vacuum Cleaner company of St. Louis, Is to be chief speaker. Three chief virtues of the crusade, Ballew said last night, are that it will increase sales, create jobs, and stimulate constructive thinking on the part of the American buying public. “The United States is producing IO per cent less goods this year than in 1929.” Ballew said. ‘ yet the population Is much greater than in 1929 and should consume more products.” SIX-POINT PLEDGE To stimulate the buying urge, cooperating business men and salespeople are signing a six-point pledge to help make Jobs, to make IO honest efforts each day to make will assist City Counsel Edmund Yates In the case. Their fee will be sales, to ask IO people to buy each 1 b*s taxes mission on another matter. SET BY ORDINANCE However, before the discussion ended the matter of cab fares was brought up. At present, the fare is 15 cents up to 20 blocks. “A taxi company can't come out ai that rate," said Fielder. Discussed was a rate of 25 cents for 20 blocks, one passenger; IO cents for eacn additional passenger; and 35 cents beyond the 20-block zones. There was no action proposed. The present rate is set by city ordinance, passed several years ago when 10-cent taxis flourished. The ordinance was passed at that time to provide also for inspection of machines, and for insurance protection for passengers. INSURANCE DISCUSSED Insurance was one of the matters brought up yesterday. The company in which Abilene cabs tall companies* have been insuied has gone out of business, said Fielder, adding that the rate for cabs in Abilene is $175 per year each. “We haven't been able to find another company we can Insure with," Fielder also stated. On his buses. Fielder has $2,500 in trust In a local bank to insure payment in event of injuries to passengers He had come before the council yesterday to request a loan from the fund, in order to pay Mayor Hair advised Czechoslovakia where the Nazi-supported German Sudeten party de-dands autonomy. The chancellor of the exchequer spoke at a conservative party demonstration in this Scottish town after significant conferences during the week with Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax. His speech dearly reflected Britain's grave anxiety lest Chancellor Hitler come to a point where he is ready to thrust armed migh’ across the German frontier to help his Sudeten followers get land and power by force of guns. Reports, persistent but unconfirmed. that Germany already had warned other capitals that such crossroads might be near gave Sir John's speech added point. $200, authorized yesterday commission. by the See CRUSADE, Pf. 7, Col. 7 him against such a policy, and he withdrew the request. LOOK OUT, CALIFORNIA! DOUG CORRIGAN'S FLYING EAST TODAY By OLEN W. CLEMENTS GALVESTON, Aug. 27.—iJP) —Lookout,    California, Doug Corrigan's heading east today. The smiling little Irishman, who originally scheduled a flight from New York to California and wound up in Dublin. Ireland, planned to tak* off about noon today for New Orleans. He admitted last night at a banquet that one of the compasses in hi/ ship was awry and the other pointed both east and west when it was set on certain courses. The transatlantic flyer, who flew down to this island—his birthplace—from San Antonio yesterday, said he planned, and expected to hit New Orleans about 3 p. rn. today, and, after the usual parade and dinner and night of rest, to take off for Atlanta Sunday morning. Meanwhile, Galveston prepared to say farewell to the Irishman who drew crowds yesterday from all walks of life. A doorknob fell off his ship when he landed it here at the airport that now bears his name, and a pickpocket in the crowd assembled to greet him got to Lawrence Regini, municipal auditorium building superintendent, for the kays to the auditorium. But Galveston claimed him as Its own—the bright-eyed lad who 30 years ago was adjudged the prettiest baby in Galveston. Tile populace whooped and shouted and poured more ticker tape on the streets than Galveston has ever accorded any other man. Mayer Adrian F. Levy said he was so impressed that he had Corrigan’s name written on the municipal register right up there alongside those of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. Rescue 3 From Blazing Yacht SCITUATE. Mass, Aug 27—(^t— The Eastern steamship liner New York last night rescued a crew of three from the blazing Schooner Yacht Liria, of Gloucester. Radio reports from the New York to coast guard headquarters at Boston indicated there were no j son. Ray; fatalities or injuries. The liner ad- Eddie Jay H. T. Carlisle Rifes Sunday ASPERMONT. August 27—Funer-a1 for H. T. Carlisle, 60. Aspermont farmer who died yesterday of selfinflicted razor wounds is to be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Swenson Church of Christ, of which he was a member Burial is to be In the Aspermont cemetery. Carlisle came to Stonewa! county about 30 years ago settling on a farm five miles north of Pecock. He was owner of the farm or. which Stonewall count.vs first producing o" well was drilled in a few days ago and was generally regarded as wealthy. Relatives said that hi had been in failing healcn for several years. His wife was to have been taken to the hospital yesterday morning. Justice of the Peace E. B Feath-erston gave an inquest verdict of suicide following investigation into the death. Carlisle slashed his throat with a razor as he apparently prepared to shave yesterday morning. Survivors are his wife and the three daughters, Mrs. of Hamlin Mrs Sam Appleton of Ok' Glory and Mrs. Cotton Loan Set WASHINGTON, August 27—(AP) —The Agriculture department announced today it would make loans on 1938 cotton at the base rate of 8.30 cents a pound. The department also announced it had revised the loan program on last year’s corn by raising the rate from 50 cents lo 57 cents a bushel— the rate which officials said would be made available on the corn crop now being grown. The 8.30-cent loan rate will apply to 7-8-inch middling cotton, with differentials for other grades and staple lengths. This compares with a base rate of nine cents a pound on last year’s crop. Loans are made to growers desiring to hold their crops off the market for possible better prices in the future. The loans actually wilt range from 5.30 cents a pound on 13-16 inch or shorter low middling to 10.75 cents on I 1-8 inch or long good middling or better cotton. Coast Braces For Hurricane Tropic Storm Due To Center Force On Brownsville HOUSTON. August 27—< UP)—A tropical hurricane menaced the lower Texas and Mexican coasts today from a point 250 miles southeast of Brownsville. The United States weather bureau here said that ethe storm would reach gale force apparently at Brownsville. The bureau issued this advisory: “From reports available at 6:30 a.m. Abilene time, tropical hurricane was apparently central about 250 miles southeast of Brownsville, moving west, northwestwar J 15 to 16 miles per hour attended by hurricane winds near center and gales over a considerable area. “The front of the storm is already showing squally conditions on the coast and winds will increase today on the lower coast of Texas reaching at least gale force at Brownsville, and hurricane winds on extreme northeast coast of Mexico with center reaching the coast probably south of Brownsville late this afternoon, attended by considerable tides at the mouth of the Rio Grande and on extreme northeastern Mexican coast. “All interests in path of tne storm urged to safeguard life and property. Pleasure and fishing craft along Texas coast south of Galveston should remain in port and all persons should stay off exposed coastal islands south of Matagorda bay.” • • • BROWNSVILLE, August 27—(VR) —Brownsville braced today for a tropical storm due to strike somewhere between here and Tampico, Mexico. Residents were taking early precautions though there was no cause for real alarm as yet. A mass meeting was called tnis morning to discuss plans for coping with a possible disaster of the proportions of the 1933 hurricane Raps Freight Rate WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 .-<*>— Representative Jones (D-Tex) had assailed today the present freight rate structure as discriminatory against the South and Southwest, and called on farm and business leaders In those areas to appeal to the interstate commerce commission I fur revision. TO LIFT TRADE BARRIERS— Wallace Proposes World-Wide Principles To Assure Farmers 'Fair' Income Share ST, ANNE de BELLEVUE. Que, | fair share of the national income vised she would put the crew ashore at the Cape Cod canal.    i    Herman Hulsey of Stamford; and ; which will Coast guard said the Liria was a I two other sons. Marvin Carlisle, and which 65-foot schooner yacht. August 27.—{/Pt—Secretary Wallace] of the United States Department of Agriculture proposed today that farm officials of all nations meet to formulate a set of principles designed to assure farming classes a “fair” share of the worlds income. Such principles, he said, should eliminate barriers to international trade and should assure each agricultural exporting nation its proper share of the world markets. Wallace spoke before an international conference of agricultural economists at MacDonald college. “I am convinced,” he said, “that all nations could agree on the desirability of systems of agriculture maintain soil fertility will tend to give the The secretary, urging abandonment of trade barriers, said: “In the realities of 1938 we find numerous countries pursuing their programs of price-fixing and export subsidy with little regard to the fact that when carried to an extreme they have been mutually self-defeating. “Such programs, when carried out by a number of countries at the same time, bring about an excessive increase in the supply of products on the international market and waste human effort which had best be devoted to producing something else.” Describing export subsidies as a “type of economic warfare,” Wallace declared they would do more harm than good to the nation using them if used on a large scale and I Roby banker; and Howard Carlisle. L farm section of the population a (for a long period of time. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 27, 1938

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