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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WUTJOA? HEWSMMR VOL. LVI 1 1, NO. 89. "WITHOUT, OR WWII OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR VOES WE SKfcTCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS Miller Rolls Up.776Lead OverDavison Latter Concedes Defeat; Barber And Dendy Win Oils Miller of Anson will go Into the office of district attorney, 104th Judicial district, for his third term next January 1. He was leading Howard Davison by 116 votes at midnight, count practically com- plete. Incumbents In the 119th and the 32d judicial districts didn't fare so well, and the 10th judicial district also has a new district attorney, Cecil CoUIngs of J% Spring having advanced In a successful race from district attorneyshlp to the 70th district judge's post. The new dis- trict attorney Is Martellt McDonald, Big Spring. Tructl Barber of Sweetwater de- feated the 32d district attorney, George Outlaw, also of Sweet- water. District Attorney Wm. A. Strontan of San Angeto. 119th dis- trict, was defeated by O'Neal Den- dy, aiso of San Angelo. Almost complete returns Jrom the three-county 104th district at mid- night gave Miller 6.536 votes to for Howard Davison of Fisher county, representative of the 117th district, who battled unsuccessfully WITH FOUR OTHERS LEADING- OTIS MILIEU through the two primaries for the district attorney's post. Taylor and Hsher county re- turns'were complete, Dartion tak- ing a lead In his home county but falling behind In both Taylor and Jones. All volts were In except about ns in few small Jones county boxes. By telephone to I he Reporter- News last night, Davison conceded the race to Miller when the tabu- lation reached that point: Said he: "I congratulate the district at- torney for his successful race, have enjoyed meeting the people of this district during the campaign and am pleased at the large num- ber of friends that I found In the three counties. ,1 hope that these friendships will continue to exist In coming years." Results by counties: Miller Davison Taylor............3308 2443 Fisher 1251 1659 Totals 653S 6760 70th Judicial BIG Col- llnjs, district attorney, had the race won tonight for Judge of the 70th Judicial district, defeating Pau' Moss of Odessa. In the district at- tomey's campaign, Martelle McDon- ald of Big Spring had a winning lead over Boyd Laughlin of Mid- land. Howard, Ector and Midland court, ty returns were complete, and two boxes (about 60) votes were out In Martin county. The filth county In See DISTRICT, ft. 12, Col. 1 EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS ROGERS. Taylor county (old Jim community homecoming. Sept. JAY-TON, Kent County Fair, GILLILAND, Knox County Sing- Ing convention, today. SWEETWATER, Midwest Exposi- tion, Sept. 13-17. COTTONWOOD. Callahan comi- ty. Golden Anniversary meeting of Ihe Callahan Missionary Baptist as- sociation. Sepl. 6-7. nosy. Fifth annual Fishfi Coun- ty Jack and Stallion Show Sept 9 MILES. Runnels Missionary Bap- list association meets Aug 30-31 STAMFORD, Rotary club's an- nual barbecue for Texas Cowboy Reunion grounds, Tuesday evening. Aug. 30. BALLINGER. Runnels County Soil end Water utilization confer- ence, Aug. 29-31. Turkey growers of Runnels county :nee'. Sept 3 DOUBLE HEART RANCH, 19 miles south of Swietwater annual Round-up Sepi 3. 1 and 5 MIDLAND. World Championship rodeo, Sept. 3. 4 and 5 COLORADO. Frontier Round-Up Sept, v' ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. PRICE FIVE CENTS MANN AND SADLER DEFEAT O'DANIEL CHOICES MEET FIVE OF THE WINNERS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC GERALD C. MANN Attorney General COKE STEVENSON Lieutenant Governor RICHARD CR1TZ Associate Justice JERKY SADLER Rail Commttsloner HARRY N. GRAVES Criminal Appeal! Court IN COUNTY HEADLINER- PERRY CHOSEN JUSTICE OF M'Millon Retains Commission Job DEFEAT AIDS BRADBURY'S BID AS SPEAKER Prospects that J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene will be elected nent speaker ol the house of representatives were materially improved yesterday with the defeat of Rep. Bob Alexander of Childress. Alexander's loss leaves Brad- bury and Rep. Qnmett Morse of Houston as leading contend- ers In the race for speakershlp. Bradbury announced himself as an aspirant to that office shortly after his election nom- ination in July, without opposi- tion, to x third term. Alexander, who had served three terms from the Hall, Cottle, Childress and Motley counties district, last night conceded his loss to Allen Harp, Motley county school teacher. Incomplete returns gave Harp 4.894 and Alexander 3.485. Harp carried all counties except Hall, and lost it by only a small mar- gin. Childress county, Alexan- der's home county, gave Harp a 300-vole majority. Harp was also well known In Childress county, havmg formerly lived there. IN UNINHABITED WASTES- Hurricane To Hit Mexico Brownsville Set For Hard Blow Alfred Orders Mobilization Of Guard Company BROWNSVILLE. Aug. Hurricane winds roared toward the Texas-M e x 1 c a n coast tonight. Threatening to move Inland over the sparsely settled northeastern sec- tion of Mexico. Black, lowering clouds that ex- tended along the Texas coast from Frceport down 400 miles to the S southernmost tip of Texas, crept Brady P. Gentry. G05SETT LEADING McFARlANE IN 13th CONGRESSIONAL RACE 349 Of 354 Precincts In District Complete; Beckworth Beats Gentry -WICHITA PALLS. Aug. tf.Hfl-Rttums complied by the Record News tonight In the 13th district congressional rac.Trom 3M preS complete put ol 351 gave Hep. W. D. McPSrlane votes to 39 for (jossett, GILMER, Aug. JT.-WJ-A young man who takes his politics seriously tonight was named by the voters of the third Texas congressional district to succeed veteran Rep. Morgan Sanders of Canton He is 26-year-old Lindley Beckworth, born on s renled farm to Kaufman county, Those victory was conceded by Smith county Judge inland like giant feelers Tor the Blaiiw lui me cecicworin served one term in tne blow expected within a few hours. Jtate lestslature after defeatln tln _ The wind here at 10 p, was blowing at 20 miles an hour. Rain iqnalla drenched the streets frequently. The barometer had risen from 29.80 to 29.81 since dusk, leading ob- (erven (o believe the hurri- cane would alt-ike nearer Tam- pko, Mexteo. 400 mllei Moth of here, than on Ihe Texas coast The Rio Grande valley, hard hit by a similar storm live years ago. batened down for the strong winds expected on the outer-fVnge of the storm. Some business houses 65 miles up the rich valley. In which persons live, were boarded up. A few residents moved their families further fnland. Apprehension felt for 10 Texans reported marooned on tbt Mexican coast some 75 miles below here. Eight of the men were reported at Ihe eighth pass, a fishing resort and the other men two were at Citfa, the third pan along the coast. ISLAND INUNDATED An abnormally high tide sent gulf waters coursing across low- See STORM, Pg. 12. CoL I men In a first primary. He never missed a day's attendance during a regular and two special sessions of the legislature. He campaigned on a platform urging sweeping reforms In social security legislation, espec- ially old age pensions. He criticized the present federal farm act. but spoke his complete support of the administration. Beckworth worked us a farmer, jiarne He Miss, (he Weather AB11.ENE and Vlclnllj: Till Tf.M.AS: .Hettlrrrd ih  Ittvd lllQ n oofllfl tlfMtlj TKVIN: GtiMnllr MMlriay parllr profit) Ronthri't portion NF.W MFAKO. ARIZONA: Compass 'Is Right For Once HEW ORLEANS. Aug. ,imi, Douglas Corrigan. "wrong way" j flfer of th( Atlanljc had com_ pass and watch working perfectly today, and Untied at Shushan air- port from Oalveston. Ten., tot Woman Dies In Pecos Mishap Auto Overturns 3 Times; S'water Pair Also Injured PECOS. Aug. Earnest Jackson, 65. of Natchez, about 12 o'clock Saturday in an automobile accident 10 miles north of Pecos. The accident occurred when the automobile In whlcn Mrs. Jackson and two companions were making a pleasure trip overturned three times after a blowout Mrs. Jackson was thrown on the navement and then struck bv the car as It overturned again. Her body was horribly man- gled. Death was attributed to a fractured skull. Other members of the party. Mrs W. O. Williamson and Mrs Ollie Williamson of Dallas, suffered minor injuries. Both were brought to 3. Pecos for treatment and observation. three were en route to Carls- bad to visit Mrs. Jackson's lister there. Two Sweetwater were slighUy Injured In another car wreck which occurred Friday night about midnight. The two Charles Stamps. 27. and a Miss Madson. 51 were en route to Carlsbad also. Stamps had a broken arm and Miss Madson minor bruises and cuts. Neither was confined to a hospital here. Both accidents were Investigated by Texas highway patrol. John Cunningham Runs Away With Precinct 3 Race (See Page 4 for Taylor coun- ty's complete returns by bcxes.) Young J. D. Perry Jr. was elected Justice of the peace in precinct 1, place 2. yesterday, with a lead of 1.S90 to 1.739 over his opponent, Tom A. Bledsoe. Bledsoe had led In the first prl- mary by approximately no voles. Perry led In 10 o! the 13 boxej In the precinct yesterday." Luther McMUlon held his Job as commissioner In precinct 4 by nudg- ing Hulen H. Webb, 533 to 443. un- official returns show. McMUlon also led In the first primary. In precinct 3. John O. Cunning- ham practically doubled Guy W Hawkins, to 201. In the first primary Cunningham had lacked but one vote of getting a clear Jority. CONSTABLE RACES Two constable's races were decid- ed In south Talor county. In pre- cinct 4 (Bradshaw) John E. Swann beat Sam F. Kirby. 195 to 159 In precinct 6 L. L. Wright ap- peared to have defeated 3. H. Blankenshlp. 287 to 3S9. Otis Miller ont-poiltd Howard C. Dsrfwn In Taylor county In the district attorney's race, with count of to Z.M3. The vote in the county was con- siderably below that ol the 1938 run-off primary. Two years ago the 17th district congressional race drew a total of votes. Yesterday th.e attorney general's race drew top interest, with votes STATE RETURNS The unofficial labuiatlon. com- plete, showed these results In state offices: LIEUTENANT -GOVERNOR: Brooks Stevenson 3.230. LAND COMMISSIONER: Giles McDonald. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Mann Woodul 2.190. RA1LHOAD COMMISSION' Sad- ler 3.313. Terrell, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SU- PREME COURT: Davidson Crltz 2.676. JUDGE. CRIMINAL APPEALS' Graves 3.240, Stephens 3.419. 1 Killed, 3 Injured In Head-On Crash AUSTIN, Aug. Hasltr, 50, prominent business man of Baslrop. waj killed and three oth- er persons were Injured seriously In a head-on automobile collision on the Bistrop highway near here to- day. The Injured were Carrol Green. 47. of Bowie, haed Injuries; Mrs. Carol Green. 32. fractured jaw and Orland Green, 42. of Bastrop, 'frac- tued Jaw. PEACE YOUNG JUSTICE j. D. rnurr, n. Pick New Faces For Legislature 115th Legislator Renamed; 6 Other Districts Change There will be some new faces from West Texas In the Texas legislature lower house next year. The 115th district (Jones and Shackelford counties) renomlnated Representative Travis B. Dean of Hamlln in the second primary yes- terday, but six other districts will have new representatives as the re- sult of yesterday's ballot. R. Temple DIckson. young Sweet- water attorney, and Marshall H. Plor, farmer-business man, now a rancher of Sweetwater. contested hotly for Howard Davlson's seat from the 117th district (Fisher. No- Ian and DIckson won by a margin of 293 ballots. In the I07th flotorial district (Callahan and Omar Burkelt of chco was the successful candidate. His opopnent was Wayne Sellers of Rising Star. The incumb- ent was not figuring in yesterday's race. Grady Roberts, Mundjy news- paper publisher, had a safe lead over'B. W. Snody, Benjamin glnner. for the place as representative of the 114th district, formerly George Moffett's post. Moffett was named to Ihe state senate In the first pri- mary. In the Md district (Coke, Run- nels and James M. Simp- son Jr.. of Concho county had lost to H. Reaves of Coke county. Lefter Clark. high school teacher, will fill the post formerly held by J. Carroll Mc- Connell of Palo Pinto, not a candi- date. Clark beat J. T. Ranspot of See LEGISLATIVE, Pj. 12 Col. 4 Stevenson Polls Margin Over Brooks Giles, Ctitz And Graves Out In Front On Partial Returns For 246 Counties saie W. LM 0 Daniel for his opponent, Crerald C. Mann of Dallas late Satnr- day night was sweeping to a victory over the present Lieuttnant- Governor, Walter Woodul, of Houston, who led him in the Jnlr primary race for attorney general. In the election bureau's tabulation of 747032 votw from 231 counties, Mann Jed the democratic runoff, ticket with more than 58 percent of the ballots. In the July primary Mann polled 31.8 and Woodnl 32.8 per cent of the votes, three other--------------------------------- candidates receiving 35.6. STEVENSON RACE CLOSE O'Daniel's nod seemed Ineffective also for C. V. Terrell, veteran rail- road commissioner seeking reelec- tion. The Incumbent, from De- catur, trailed Jerry Sadler of Long- view, who had slightly lew than 5S per cent of the'votes. In July. Sadler had polled only 35.9 per cent while Terrell polled 28.6 of the votes cast. In the four other state races, can- didates favored by the nomtaw were In the lead. The DALLAS, Aor. to the Election Bomn at a. m. from 248 out of 2M enontks In the attle, including 1M complete, ihow the followinj totals for candi- date! In Demoeratfe primary election: fW, Sterauon 42MIL Attaroe? General Mann 475.SM, Woodol 74S.M5. Railroad fcr Terrell Land Commbaioner Mcmmald MM4L Crart-CrH. WS, Datum titjm.______ Crlmteal AMub Gnra only contest was for lieutenant governor. In which coke Stevenson of Junction former er of the house, had more than 52 per cent, leading: Pierce Brooks, DiUas real-estate dealer. In the first primary Brooki .led with 30.7 per cent of the votes, to 27.7 per cent for Stevenson. The moat astounding race ttaged by a run-off candidate for state office was that of Bascora Giles of Travis county, for commissioner of the general land office. In July W. H. McDonald, of Eastland, run- ning for his second term, polled to for lead of These figures repre- sented 41.1 per cent of the vote for McDonald and 25.7 per cent for Giles. The a, m. tabulation this morning gave CJiles to 363.123 for McDonald; 54 per cent for Giles. In the race for associate Justice of the supreme court, the Incumb- ent. Judge Richard Criti of Austin, had 58 percent, giving him a strong lead over W. H. Davidson or Beau- mont. Judge Harry N. Graves of FORT WORTH. Aug. Lee (VDaniel wlu ea- aoned four of the tii unaMitci nominated In todaj'i primary hned aUtemnt at mUnfgbt congratulating the two fol men, Gerald C. Mann an4 Jerry Sadler, who had net re- ceived hli blMri.tf and tfedf- Ing his cooperation with than. Georgetown, with 53.5 percent led James A. Stephens of Benjamin. Knox county, In the contest for a place on the court of criminal ap- peals. Ir. July Criti had polled 38.7 per cent and Davidson 38.1 per cent while Graves had polled M per cent and Stephens 35 per cent. WOODtiL GRABS LEAD The 7 p. m. totals reported by the bureau showed Stevenson leading Brooks 10.455 to 6.283; Woodul lead- ing Mann 8.724 to 7.S44; Terrell leading Sadler 8508 to 7.831; Mc- Donald tea ding Giles 9.3T5 to Crltz ahead or Davidson 11320 to and Graves ahead of Stephens 10.602 to 5.859. At p. m. Mann had risen to See STATE, t, Col 4 HE TOES OFF W. H. MYAN Crusade Boosts Trade Morale Improved More; 'Kickoff' Rally Monday. Mild Increases In sales were fleeted at the end of business Sat- day of the Abilene Salesmen'] Crusade, a surrey of merchants Indicated. The report of Campbell, of Campbell's Inc., wu typical. The first day's push stimulated our business somewhat, but the mart notable effect wu Uie morale of our store Campbell said. Leaden of ad flrw art IMr aalea foreea wen eaftrir tMk- tag forward WooAty'i and kickoff rmUy T Bight, U lint modily Twaar haa beea Indications Saturday were that the parade Monday afternoon would attract automobiles representtaj moat of the firms In the and there are more than 100 in campaign. Music will be made br apprort- nutely 200 students of the Vander- Cook schoo! of music now In 'niilni at Hardln-Slmmons university. group will be dlvidn' Into tiam B and C. by H. A. See CRUSADE, Pg. IS, Col 1 Fugitive Is Under Kidnaping Charge AXfARlLLO. Aug. McDonald.'' held in Jail here on charges of robbery with firearms, following the wounding of a Castro county justice of the peice Wednesday afternoon. Ir revealed by fingerprint records to be dore Garver. who Is under a kid- napping Indictment at Dallas. Ht escaped Jail at Longvlew on Stay 14. 1937. Carver and Carl Fitton were ar- rested near Hereford Wednesday night. COMPETITION AT LOW EBB r. 90 IS reception in which thousands took part Corngan said he would be here at p. m. He made a surprise LaFayettc. La., and arrive almoft on the hour. I A pararte formed to municipal auditorium, where Corriian was Efect John Coolidge To GOP Convention NEW HAVEN, Aug. Ccolidge was elected a delegate to the Coimccllcu' repub- Introduced by Ciiicf Jtisllce Charles i A' c( he Louisiana supreme repuo- Itcan convention today, but prompt- disclaimed any tifsire to follow in the political footsteps of his fa- isrelmous father, th; President Cal- vin CoollrJee. Young Coolidge said he tas go- Ing to C.e convention here next HOT RACES CROP OUT IN WEST TEXAS COUNTIES, PRECINCTS nex month, but as foi seeking public of- fice or K full-time career in politics "that's not for me.1' Competition for coiinty and first two counties did not seek cinct offices of West Tc.vaj In gen- reelection was at a low ebb yesterday In The Mitchell county tax the August run-off primary. How- ever, several "hot" races were staged. Perhaps most spectacular of all the sheriffs race of Ronnelj county with Calvin Robfrson winning from a form- er sheriff, Jim Flynl a nar- row marirln of 2.IJ3 to Sheriff W. A. Holt was not a candidate for reelection. Other counties to elect a new sheriff were Callaban, Kent, ar.d MIWIJI were uauaMn, Kent, ar.d Hiskell county sue for an- Hajnell. The present officers ol other close, flnlih. Mike Watson colteclor race was close with Bruce Hart receiving i.306 votes compared with for Jack Helton. A wu nearly complete at Roby with onlj one present officer. W L Barker, commissioner of precinct 3 lurnint. Moore another commissioner, was defeated, and R. E. Parker in race for reflection ai awnor-collec- lor. Haskell county was site for an- was reflected with Thompson was counW commissioner of precinct J over H. 1.923 votes to 1.878 for B. T Clift. Curtis Winn the r.od as clert of Stonewall count) over the in- cumbent E M. Lawrer-.rr by i nar- row margin of 39 votes Results by counties follow Howard BIG SPRING. Aug. Mrs. J. U Collins defeated T. P Sheplcy. incumbent, for county treasurer of Howard county In to- day's primary. The vole Col- llru, Shepley, Arch T. Hale. SIS to 594: J. L. Nli dis- placed Ed Carpenter for precinct commissioner, ins to Ml: J. K. Hef- ley was named Justice of the over Errott A. Bance. to 1.3S4. Carl Mercer defeated Jim Crenshaw to Coke ROBERT LEE Aug. With 725 votes. Mrs. B. M. dram- ling was eltcttd county cowries,   

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