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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 <fc Refining company oN. 1 L. L. Hudcleston found some oil and wat- er in the Fisher county lime horizon from which its east offset. No. 1 Irwin. is producing, and is drilling ahead below 2.500 feet. Probably the most picturesque event of the crusade will be the downtown parade at 5 o'clock this afternoon. More than 100 of the participating firms are expected to be represented hi the parade, and approximately 200 students of the VanderCook music camp, now in progress at Hardin-Simmons university, will form three bands to march with the parade. But the parade will be only the caliope for the show. The main at- lhe Weather Powers Unite In Firm Stand To Keep Peace U. S. Gunboat's Peril on Yangtze Almost Unnoticed By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent Europe staged a dress rc- j hearsal for war today to warn Nazi Fuehrer Adolf Hitler i against the danger of starting another world conflict. Great Britain appeared to have assumed an aggressive leadership in rallying Europe's democratic bloc- backed by a vast military power- to bring their combined moral in- fluence to bear as a curb against any-sudden Nazi explosion that might touch off a war in Czechoslo- vakia. ALL CAPITALS REACT The London government was un- derstood to have warned Berlin di- rectly of the possible consequences of attacking the Czechs. Paris hammered home to the Nazi lead- ers that she would fight if her Czechoslovakian ally is attacked. So did Soviet Russia. So did Jugoslavia and Roumania. In an electric atmosphere rrminiscent of 1914, thf. firm stand of the so-called demo- cratic powers was emphasized by a series of developments over the weekend that rang one dan- fer sijnal after another. Prob- mbly at no time in the last gen- eration had there been impres- sive indications of such a pow- erful and concerted interna- tional effort to ward off an ex- plosion. For the moment, at least, the democratic bio-: that in effect imfc< the British Em- pire, France, the Little Entente and Soviet Russia was busy and united. In every capital the signs were apparent. Cabinet ministers met urgently. The stock market dipped. Ambassadors hurried home to make secret reports. Soldiers massed along the frontiers of a frightened Europe, U. S. GUNBOAT IMPERILED Nor did the United States escape the danger. The U. S S. Monocacy, with 45 officers and men aboard, was in peril in the Yangtze river near the Kiukiang sector of tfaa China war. The little gunboat, caught in a Japanese blockade and refused Japanese permission for normal activities, reported that sev- eral mines had exploded near it and that it had been shaken. There was grave danger that the swirl of war around the Monocacy might result in sud- den disaster for the gunboat and lead to another explosive inci- dent snch as shocked America, when the U. S. S. Panar went I down under a hail of bombs from Japanese war planes. But for the moment the march of events in Europe over- shadowed everything else alonp the world's trouble fronts Usually unimpeachable sources said that the London government, uncertain whether Sir John Simon's speech had been effective had warned Fuehrer Adolf Hitler direct- ly of the possible conseque-ices of aggression against Czechoslovakia. FRANCE WARNS REICH Even more important in many respects, was authoritative word that Gen. Joseph Vuillemin, chief of the French air force, had told German Field Marshal Hermann Goering that wouM go to the aid of the Czechs if they were attacked. That action, synchro- nized with similar warnings from See WAR FEARS, 9, Col partly cloudy ilar experience. on Fourth pass off the Mexican coast, near where 10 Texans were marooned yesterday by a hurri- cane. The men were running around the island waving sheets at his plane, the pilot said. The plane continued on to Tampico without making an attempt to land. Les Mauldin, aviator, planned to take off after lunch for the sand dune area in search of the missing men. Mauldin said he would fly over the sand dunes off the north- Try Airport Robbery SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.- eastern Mexican coast A Pan- As plans went forward to send a compiett unexplained attempt to American airlines ship which took i plane do4 "2 raade' tv-eal- intn TimlrtiYierc -it tltAx __ ivi j.Vi hrai" imizrv WAS tnp ville Your reluctance to come to; at Hardin-Simmons. H. A. Vander- ABII.ENS and vicinity r.Jcht and Tuesday. traction will be the mass meeting i "southeast" portion tonight I at the Hardin-Simmons stadium j part.iv cloud- Drot tonight at 8 O'clock, When W. H. i tor-igSt Bryan progress felt in I whole-heartedly in the crusade. The rally is to be prefaced by band concert from the music Sixteen Summoned As t 4X wanted c..ey .o. ryan of St. Louis discusses the t j inai fcvej rs ST" h-" h "n H K'Kheyt temperature yesterdav j gxanc jury service for tne term of -_" f TEMPERATURES Monday had been given to 15 citi- Relatives here of the marooned men hoped clearing skies would en able Mauldin to locate the fisher-i Is UnCOnSCIOUS 'ne talked too crazy for me to i New York was due to the fact that: Cook, director o' the camo will beneve mm." Fronek said. j on the first occasion that you talked j direct the band. The conceit' is to --------------i with Mr. Danworth van investiga- begin a: "Victim of Wreck men. The 10 men. O. I R Gaustad of Houston still i semi-conscious at noon today at i Christi; Ray Phipps, Roy Kingery, Hermann Richards, Vic Stewart, C. E. Moore and Roy K Brownsville went islands Fridax-. i a result of an automobile acci- i cent Sunday morning at South First and Oak tal attendants said tor for Dist. Atty. Thomas E. Dew- you were not sure, isn't that so? A That is quite true, yes. Q. Then did not Mr. banforth tell you that Eines must have been then show you break into buildings at Crissey field, "uj, which a sentry was slugged after he fired two shots at his assailants, alarmed the San Francisco army presidio today. Speed Test Delayed BOONEVILLE SALT FLATS, atah. Aug. rainstorm .'orced a postponement today of John Cobb's attempt to break the vorld land speed record of 345.49 niles per hour set Saturday by :apt. George E. T. Byston, rise 14 feet at Rio Grande city, 100 miles west of here. The weather bureau here pre- dicted the Rio Grande would reach s G K Was a i Police identified Gaustad bv a i lawyer. Possibility the men might have es-; driver's license attached to the i Q. from thp rn _ __ off from Tampico on a regular them, Vincent i commercial flight also will pass ville sportsman, said there was over the territory where the storm swept inland yesterday. Meanwhile, the Lower Rio Grande valley was threatened by rising waters in the Rio Grande. Heavy rains which followed the hurricane sent the San Juan and Catarina rivers in Mexico, tributaries of the Rio Grande, on rampages, and caused the international stream to A. No, sir, he did not. Hughes had testified that out of a f. isaiu dozen-odd pictures shown him .by s on tne Gaustad apparently was in serious; Danforth. he had identified Dutch condition, although a complete ex- ScMtz ancj several of "the Dutch- A henchmen including the cause of his: Kosenkranz George Weinberg. and J. Richard (Dixie) Davis, the mob's RALLY TEST TUESDAY "We are holding this mass meet- ing at the stadium J. R McKinrle, executive secretary of the crusade commented today, "but we are hoping we will need an even larger place. We would like for See CRUSADE, Pjr. 9, Col. 7 Dry Wet ihermometer Relative humidity Monday had been given to 15 citi- i zens of Taylor county today. Summoned for service are S. M. Pliier, 765 Ross; Ernest Nichols. 1601 i Chestnut; Len C. Smith. 1220 South i Twelfth; E. E. Hollingshead, 1918 j Swenson: M. A. Williams, Rt, 2; K. R. Clemmer, Rt. 5; V. W. 918 Orange; W. C. Mingus, 1525 H: Swenson; J. O. Yoes. Ovaio; W. H. so i pillion. Wingate Rt. 1; W. L. si i Oshield, Rt. 2, Lawn: R. T. Reid, Lawn, Rt. 1; Earl Sanders, Abilene "p.m! Rt- 3- J- R- Collins, Merkei; J. D. S2 j Hamilton, Rt, 5; Rufus Tittle, Trent. Well, when you said you were the area. Airliner Crashes SYDNEY. Australia, Aug. persons were killed and four injured today when an airliner crashed while attempting to land at Innisfail airport, Queensland, cense gave the Houston address as 612 Woodland. The accident occurred when the Packard, going east, and a Fort Worth truck going north collided at the Intersection. Walt Jekins was driver of the truck. He and the two men riding with him were uninjured. Gaustad was driving Alone. A. I wouldn't say that. No. Q. Well, what were you not sure about? A. He gave me a group of pictures to identify the man that I had seen at the hotel, and among these pictures I picked out Mr. Hines" pic- ture and I told him at that time that, "I think I have seen that man tt the hotel before." His Honeymoon JOHN ROOSEVELT STARTS PUNCHING TIME CLOCK BOSTON, Aug. two- hour earlier. He paused briefly at 4 tising classes two evenings a week. John has said he wanted to make advertising his life work. He told his new employers he1 business career with a job as a stock a a Bos- ton (Filene's) department store. A tall young man with a familiar smile_ John had orders to report for the employes' entrance where he was to punch a time later than a. m. However, John reported aiwut an "This is serious business." And for a half hour after sales clerks have left for the day, John will continue to push a merchan- dise truck through the long aisles qf the store, replenishing stocks for the next day's business. In September he will be initiated into night the store starts its winter program of adver- wanted no favors or special privil- eges. The management assured him he would get none. His one-hour lunch period won't permit him time to go home for lunch, but at night he will join his bride, the former Anne Lindsay Clark, in a Brookline apartment in a building where rents average a month.