Abilene Reporter News, August 29, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

August 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVIII, NO. 90. ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS WITH ALL EUROPE ATREMBLE- British Warning to Germany Causes Widening Ripple of War Fears To Get Her Money EMBATTLED MAMA STARTS SIT-DOWN AT OFFICE OF FILM TALENT FIRM CHARGED WITH FRAUD WARNS HITLER HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 29 Mrs. W. M. Smith of Memphis, Tenn., one a group of mothers and teachers who brought children to Hollywood in answer to advertising that promised movie careers, today began the third day her announced to passersby: on." she said as she rocked {with her daughter, Mary Jane, 19, urday. For a time Mrs. Smith had j mansion that houses the talent of- vitorousiy in a. comfortable j who rjns a Dancing scilool chair. "I want mv back, L, and I'm to get it.- I Sac complained mat Officials of the corporation ?aid lhe Corporation been charged with false advertis-1 a 'ifranchise" toj bring her prize pupil to Hollywood i i _ in j company behind the sign which fices. Hollywood police are ignor- j ing the strike. The corporation's' officials have not disturbed her. "Now and then one of them shows up. and always assures me ing and petty theft. Allegedly they j a rnOVie and scresi ca- i of a sit-down strike at the Nat- appealed to parents and promised j reer. They brought along eight- ionai Talent Pictures corporation! movie try-outs for children at fees j year-old Beverly Fiord Murray, the offices. j of and up. i star of Miss Smith's studio. "Sit-down strike. We want our for franchise guaranteeing our students an appearance in a. motion picture was never made.' Mrs. Smith answers telephone Tm sitting- here from now stay her until I do. This is a comfortable chair to rock in j calls and otherwise makes herself j day-tirnes, and I'm sleeping in it I'll get my money she said. Mrs. Smith came to Hollywood j The sit-down strike started Sat- I at home in the colonaded white nights. "No, I haven't the sliffhtest idea just how this is going: to get my money back all I know is that I'm just sitting here waiting." Operators of the talent corpora- tion. Ira C. Overdorff, 55, -presi- you can bet I certainly will dent; his wife. Myrtle. '43; 'Edward Rose. 32, vice-president; and W. A. Garrabrant. 44. assistant instruc- tor, are at liberty on bail awaiting a court hearing Wednesday. CANDIDATE JUST FOR O'Daniel to Serve Single Term Governor-Elect Assails Building For Reelection Flour Man Says Political Office Means Sacrifice PORT WORTH, Aug. Lee O'Daniel, dem- ocratic nominee for governor, announced today that he plan- ned to serve only one term. 'Tm going: down there to Aus- tin with blood in my eye to try to do he said. "It don't mean a thing in the world to me to get a baild-ap for a. second term." OTJaniel's statement came after a reporter had pointed out that loss of control at tne Beaumont demo- cratic convention September 13 might embarrass the nominee in a second-term campaign. The report- er's question was prompted by pos- sibilities growing out of the defeat Saturday of two OTJaniel-endorsed candidates in the runoff election. 'SERVTNG AT SACRIFICE' "The only thing that made me run for governor was the honor in- volved.' 'O'Daniel continued. "I will get that in one term. As far as the financial end goes, I will be serving at a sacrifice. I am in position to make a sacrifice and am willing to make one.. "Whether they want me for a second term is something for the people to decide. I shall do nothing- toward it. I think one of the worst things a nubile of- ficial can do is to build up for reelection." O'Daniel announced he was dis- continuing his daily press confer- ences, effective today, because his study of governmental conditions "is of no interest to the people until I have reached definite conclusions." He will hold a press conference each Monday morning in the fu- ture, he said. said he has given no thought to recommending to the leg- islature the creation of a separate j oil and gas commission. Some of hi? close advisors are advocating such a move, and may ask the state democratic convention to indorse such a plank. Trans-U. S. Air Record Sought i AMARILLO, August (JP) j Maj. Alexander p. de Seversky, on i an east-west speed flight, passed' over Amarillo shortly after noon today. KANSAS CITY, Mo., August Alexander P. de Sev- j ersky. trying for an east-west j transcontinental speed record, re- i fueled here today and immediately j took off again on the second WORLD MOURNS DEATH OF MAY YOHE. MADCAP OF GAY BOSTON, August To the humble back bay apart- ment of a a week WPA clerk today came cablegrams and telegrams of condolence from persons the world over who remembered her as May Yohe, madcap of the gay nine- ties and once owner of the ill- omened but coveted Hope dia- mond. Funeral services for Miss Yohe, who died of a heart at- tack yesterday, will be held at a Roxbury fu- neral parlor, followed by cre- mation. "I don't know what Til do with the said her third husband, Capt. John A. Smuts, British veteran of the Boer war and nep- hew of the famed Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts of the Boer army. Near the deathbed of the 72-year-old woman who once likened her life to a roller- coaster, rested the choice pos- session of her late years of ob- scurity. It was a photograph of a bearded man who had in- scribed it iJTo May, and signed it "Edward." King Ed- ward V1J, who entertained May at dinner when he was Prince of Wales and she was the mu- sical comedy favorite of Lon- don, Paris and New York, had given it to her. Then May was Lady Hope, bride of Lord Francis Hope, wearer of the 44-karat Hope diamond, vivaciously beauiful and unconventional, toasted in all the baroque pleasure spots of two continents for her wit, charm and daring. Soon afterward society was scandalized. Lady Hope eloped with the handsome, dashing: Capt Putnam Strong, son of a former mayor of New York, and in 10 years she threw away a fortune in jewels in a vain effort to hold his love. She married Captain Strong in 1902, divorced him in 1910, and in 1914 married Capt. John A. Smuts. AFTER PREY'S FLIGHT- Doctor Sought in 'Butcher Quest Laborer Tells Of His Escape FOUND NAILED TO A CROSS Detectives Take Man Giving Lead On Office Search NEGRO CLAIMS RECORD LEAP FROM PLANE CHICAGO, Aug. William (Suicide) Jones, Mem- phis, Term., negro, today claim- ed a new- unofficial world's rec- ord for a delayed parachute jump. He said he had jumped from an altitude of feet before an altitude of feet at an airshow at Markham field yes- terday and had fallen to 3.000 feet before he opened his par- achute. "I was going about 140 miles an hour and got an awful he said. The official world record is held by a Russian who leaped from an airplane at 26.500 feet and fell to 650 feet before open- ing his parachute. Pound stripped of clothing and nailed to a crude cross on a Reno, Nevada, roadside, Ed Collins, above. 27-year-old ex- convict, told officers two one- time pals attempted to crucify him because he refused to help them "pull a job." Pressed to describe the two, Collins said "Skip it: I forgive them.'' He is shown in a Reno hospital, for treatment of nail wounds in his hands and feet. PILOT TO SCAN MEXICO COAST FOR LOST TEXAS FISHERMEN CLEVELAND, Aug. searched today for a "'doctor's office" in which a volunteer told them he was drugged and barely es- caped being- a victim of Cleve- land's "torso slayer." The queerest, story thus far in the trial of 12 killings by a surgical maniac, came from Emi! Fronek. Chicago waterfront worker, who formerly frequented the district in Cleveland where most of the butchered bodies have been found TELLS POLICE STORY Detective Peter Merylo brought j Fronek here and reported his story as follows: "The doctor invited me to come in and sit down. He said he would give me seme shoes. He told me i first he would give me something to I eat. He brought out meat and po- j tatces and coffee. j "I was hungry but while was eating I got sick. All j could see was the door. I jump- ed up and ran out NEW YORK. Aug. j "The doctor said 'Wait a minute: i state witness who swore he saw j wait a minute. Let's have some j James J. Hines sitting at a coffee j more to drink.' But I kept going un- i room table in Bridgeport. Conn.. til I crawled in an empty box car." j with the notorious racket czar I Fronek said he memembered Dutch Schultz and a group of Schultz mobsters, admitted late to- day under prolonged cross-exam inatlon that he "wasn't sure" about i his identification of the Tammany district leader. The witness. Charles W. Hughes, Crusade Finds Early Favor in Abilene's Eyes Merchants Report Mild Increases in Business Volume Although it is only one day old, the Abilene National Sales- men's Crusade has been de- clared a success by participat- ing: who credited the drive with causing1 mild in- creases in business Saturday and this morning-. They expressed particular pleas- ure over the "improved morale" of their salespeople. They seemed to feel that if the public is as favor- ably affected by the mass meeting tonight at Hardin-Simmons sta- dium as salespeople were at the In event of rain tonight, the sales crusade "kick-off will be held in the Hixdin- Simmons university chapel building in- stead of the stadium, J. E. Mc- Kinzie, executive secretary an- nounced at noon today. rally Friday night, complete success of the crusade is assured. PARADE THIS Until today, attention of the cru- sade organizers and leaders had been concentrated on educating business executives and salespeople to possibilities and practices of the crusade. Today, the center of at- Schultz i I Linked Again Tomorrow will be "Hosiery Day" in Abilene. Throughout the city, salesmen in dry goods and women's wear shops will be politely sujgi-rting that madam buy a pair or two pairs or a full season supply of hose, "Hosiery day" is the first of a series of commodity days be- ing sponsored by the Abilene National Salesmen's Crusade. It is the day on which merchants will push the sale of hose, be- cause every woman needs hose. If she doesn't need hose today, she will soon, because women's hose are fragile things which wear out quickly. She might well buy the hose on "hosiery because when she buys hose she not only buys a commodity which she needs, but completes a sale, and "Sales Mean Jobs." Sir John Simon, Great Brit- ain's chancellor of the exche- quer, is shown in this radio- photo as he warned Adolf Hit- mentioning him in a speech at Lanark, Scot- land, that Great Britain might have to fight if Germany start- ed a war in central Europe. Haskell Area Test to Final nothing until three days later when he was aroused by tran- sients who thought he had been drunk. "I went back to find the doc- tor, to fix him but I couldn't find Fronek said. i of Gardner. Mass., former assistant Sportsman Says Party May Have Found Refuge from Tropic Storm his tnp. Seversky field. N arrived in Kansas City at Pan-Amer-can who left Floyd Bennet.1 radioed here today he had sighted v Y.. at a.m., (Abilene two automobiles and several men a.m. This was and the left at a.m. fastest time ever made on a westward flight from New York to Kansas City. Seversky took on 354 gallons of gasoline and said he would fly the remainder of the distance non- stop. Flying conditions were ex- cellent, he said. August 29 i'.npv near Hood stage at Mercedes and stage or higher at Browns- during the next 12 to 24 Detectives took Fronek on a tour i manager of the Hotel Banrjrn. in of the probable location of the of- Bridgeport, also said he had been fice. He saw a church he remem- "reluctant" to come to New York bered and narrowed the 'search to testify against Hines. down to a five-block area. The verbatim testimony, with He told of meeting another man I Chief Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul rhose body j Stryker cross-examining, went as i of a sim- i follows: Pardue Northeast Outpost to Drill Out Plugs Today Northeast outpost to the southern Haskell county Pardue pool, Texas Pacific Coal Oil company No. 1 R. L_ Livengood. was scheduled to drill out cement plugs today after coring one foot of saturated Adams Branch lime to indicate a commer- cial producer. The outpost, in section survey, is bottomed at 2.802 feet, wbere six-inch casing is cemented. If production is obtained, it will be the third well for tire pool and about a half mile northeast exten- sion. CORES SATURATION In southwestern Easkell county. Indian States Oil company No. 1 Jones, about four miles northwest of Rule, was drilling Sunday below 3.640 feet. Forest Development Corporation No. 1 Preston Morrow, east offset to the new western Fisher county Noodle Creek pool discovery well, was drilling ahead tday below 4.380 feet 'n shale and lime. No. 1 Mor- row's north offset, the Daube Broth- ers No. 1 R. S. Hardy, cored six inches of saturated Noodle Creek lime to a total depth of 3.730 feet and took a drillstem test yesterday without results. Both tests are about three miles southwest of Rotan. Twelve miles north of Rotan in southern Stone- wall county. General Crude Oil company No. 1 J. D. Smith was drilling ahead below feet in a five-inch hole. In eastern Jones county. Craig Morton No. 1 John T .Harris was drilling past 1.540 feet. In the tention changed to tne general pub- Noodle Creek field area of south- lie, western Jones county. Humble Oil j