Abilene Reporter News, September 1, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

September 01, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas WISTJIXAS' Sfolene Reporter VOL. LVI11, NO. 93. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORN ING7SEPTEMBER 1, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS WICGA Starts Making Cotton Loansloday Portion To Be Withheld Until Forms Arrive West Texas Cotton Growers' as- sociation v-'ll, begin making govern- ment loans on 1933 cotton today, E. L. Dorn, manager announced last night. Dorn said that loans would be made at all West Texas points where the WTCGA has represen- tatives. Since forms to be signed by farmers placing; cotton in the Joan not arrived, the WTCGA will, advance amount due minus 100 he said. When proper forms are received and filed, the remain- Ing cent per pound will be paid, he said, forms are expect- ed as soon as printed and dis- tributed the within two or three weeks. The agricultural adjustment ad- ministration announced Saturday that a cotUm loan program oJ BJO cents per pound on 7-8 Inch midd- ling cotton, of ths 1936 crop, hac been recommended to the commod- ity credit corporation by the sec- retary of agriculture. This loan has been approved by the commodity credit corporation and the presi- dent. Differentials will be made for other grades and staples oE cotton varying both upward and down- from the 8.30 base. For ex- ample, loan vaiue of low middling 13-16 Inch cotton will be only 5.30 while 1 1-8 inch good middling will bring The loan will be available only to co.lon producers who have not knowingly planted or permitted the planting of cot- ton in 1938 on any farm In ex- cess of the cotton acreage Allot- ment established for the farm In connection with the farm marketing quotas for the 1939- 39 marketing year. Loans will be made directly b) commodity credit corporation, ant by banXs and other local lending agencies, under arrangements sub- stantially similar fo those pertain- ing to previous cotton loans. The corporation has allocated 000 for loans on the 1538 crop. The (loans will bear four per cent in terest and mature July 31, 1939. Banks and other lending cies may make the loans to pro ducers upon cotton stored in ap proved warehouses and sell the notes to commodity credit corporation Irom time to time prior to 30 days Irom the maturity of such notes at par with accrued interest at th rate ol 1 1-2 per cent. Jones County Treasurer Dies Funeral For Frank Powell Set For 4 Today ANSON. Aug. Powell, 63. sen-Ins his first lerm as Ireasurcr of Jones county, dl Bt his home here this afternoon Funeral for Mr. Pon'ell will b held at p. m. Thursday at th Anson Avenue Baptist church. Th Rev. L, A. Doyle, pastor, will con duct the sen-ices. He will be as sis ted by the Rev. Joel V. Grimes Baptist minister of Avoca and com mteioner of precinct two, Jon county. Mr. Powell was re-elected count treasurer without opposition in th July 23 democratic primary. He was born November 13, 187' in Lewisburg, Tenn., and came t Texas. Hunt county, in 1895. H remained there until moving t. Jones county ln 1001. He has en gaged in farming and the irrocerv business since. Mr. Powell ha been a member of the Baptls. chvirch f'ince boyhood. He married Elizabeth Harris of Hunt county in Old Kentucky town. Grayson county, December 29. 1506. Survivors Include his wife, three children. Mrs. John Sylvanus and Roy Powell. Anson: end Mrs. Mil- ton Lahoytt Parker. Big Spring; four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. ACCUSED WIFE-SLAYER AT HEARING Dr. William LaMance, La- clede, Mo., osteopath, appeared between hij evangelist lather nd mother, Mr. and Mrs. William N. LaMance. at a pre- liminary hearing on ji charge of murder for the death of his wife, whose body was found In a cellar at their home. (See page 5 lor additional details.) (Associated Press Nazis Report Officer Fired On; British Envoy Arrives In Berlin Promising Oil Company Gets Lease On Pike Peak-When It's Moved To Texas AUSTIN, Aug. James V. Allred disclosed today he has awarded an oil and gas lease on Colorado's Pike peak to the Promising Oil company of Colorado, Texas. It's on condition, however, that Pike's peak be moved to the state of Texas. Allrcd "won" the peak In a wager with Governor Teller Ammons of Colorado when Rice Institute defeated the Uni- versity of Colorado in the Cottonbowl football classic at Dallas last New Year's day. To date the only portion of the towering peak moved to Texas Is a bit ol rock which rests on a book case In the governor's office. Rebuke Warden In Oven Deaths N Prison Chief Puts Blame On Guard For Turning On Cell Heat PHILADELPHIA. Aug. for "ridiculous" manage- ment of the Philadelphia county prison, Warden William B Mills today blamed subordinates for the "baking to death" of four convicts In "sweat- box" punishment cells. He named Guard Sergeant James Hart as responsible for turning on the killing heat and said Deputy Warden Prank' Craven, knowing of conditions, should have ordered the steam shut off Jn the battery of radiators that lined a corridor ot the "IciondUce" isolation building where the .men were confined. He denied all personal responsibility Hart acted Here Comes Tom "Here comes Tom." That Is the saultation that rises about once a week at police headquarters. Tom is a M-year-oW Abilene man. The police sergeant made out an arrest report for drunkenness for the 45th time yesterday in about four years. Tom has spent so much time in the city Jail that all the officers call him by first name and have officially and per- manently proclaimed him fore- man of the work gang. Ellen M'Adoo To Marry Musician LOS ANGELES, Ajig 31 Ellen Wilwn ifcAdoo, daughter of Senator William G. McAdoo alia Sranddaughter of the late President Woodrow Wilson, announced her engagement tonight to William A. Hinshaw. 22-ycar-oM musician. he said, rrithout his knowledge or permission. The firm-Jawed warden WES the thief witness at an inquest punc- tuated by a spectators' demonstra- tion when Coroner Charles H. Hersch interrupted Mills' testimony and scolded: "You don't know how to run that prison. This Is the loosest, most peculiar situation I ever heard of in an institution that houses prisoners, where there are no rules and regulations and no or.c seems to know what's going on." The crowd In the city hall court- room applauded. One spectator shrilled: "He's the killer." Mills hung his head while bailiffs shouted "Silence! The warden had electrified the hearing when Assistant District Attorney John A. Boyle asked him who actually ordered an ssjLsiant prison engineer to sen-i steam niss- ing into the "klondike" radiators. "Sergeant he said reluc- tantly. The sergeant sitting with a score of fellow guards in the front of the courtroom, remained still. Dispute Flares On Seized Oil Sadler Offers His Services To Stop Confiscation Suits AUSTIN. Aug. 31. In support and condemnation of the sale of confiscated bv the state because it was produced in excess of authorized allowables new in the capital today. On one side was Attorney Gen- eral William McCraw who asserted the cry about confiscation was "largely Imaginative." Gov. James V. Al.'red and Jerry Sadler, railroad commissioner nom- inate, had somewhat different op- inions. The governor said he was con- cerned over the threatened loss to the state and to the welfare of the oil Industry if confiscation suits were pressed this fall as they were a tew months ago. Sadler offered his services without pay as an as- sistant district attorney in Travis county to "stop confisca- tion." The verbal storm broke two days before scheduled trial In district court here of four confiscation suits Involving nearly barrels ot Britain Moves For Accord In Czech Dispute U. S. Ambassador Keeps In Touch With Situation LONDON, Aug. Great Britain applied stronger pressure tonight on both sides of the German-Czechoslovak dispute for conciliation, but Europe waited a decision from Adolf Hitler which might mean jeace or war. HITLER HOLDS S.Ay Whether this answer might come hrough a Sudeten German reply new Czech proposals for setlle- lent of the minority Issue or a renouncement next week at the Nurnberg nazi party congress was incertaln. Sir Neville Henderson, Britain's imbassador to Germany flew back o Berlin with Instructions believed to call for warning Hitler Britain might not remain neutral if a Cen- European war breaks out. Some diplomatic quarters believed in Britain that with Hitler rests :he final decision whether the pres- tnt crisis, gravest since 1914, will lead lo another major war. The parade of foreign diplomats lo the foreign office showed the gravity with which all nations con- sidered the situation. United States Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy was keeping in close :ouch with developments. Through JOth Foreign Minister Viscount Halifax and Jan Czech minister to London. POLISH ENVOY CALLS Another significant caller wajs the Polish charge d'affairs. Anton) Jazdzewska, whose country lies be- tween Germany and Soviet Russia possible corridor for Soviet troops to go to the aid ot their Czech allies. Charles Corbln. the Trench am- bassador, brought Halifax a full report of decisions of the French cabinet yesterday to prepare the nation for any emergency. British officials still hoped calm counsels- among the nazis of both Germany and the Czechoslovak Sudeten area would prevail in fa- vor of conciliation. A warning came from authors- live British quarters that failure of any party concerned in the dispute to show a "real desire to contribute toward settlement" would be "crim- inal folly." TRAMP, TRAMP FRENCH TROOPS ARE MARCHING AGAIN Palestine Banker Is Shot To Death PALESTINE, Aug. les J. Crane. 62, directofof Ihe Firs! National banfc here and p, wel. fcnown local business man. was found shot u> death near the gar of hts home here tonight. Justice of the Peace Ira G. Coot who holding inquest plan- ned to return no verdict lonight. O'Doniel Fair Day DALLAS, Aug. Lee O'Danlel, gubernatorial nominee will attend the state fair of Teias as guest of honor on W. Lee O'Daniel Day. Otto Herold. presi- dent o( the state lair, said todiy The date will be set later. 13 Too Young lo Wed, Bride Goes Back To Parents PORT WORTH. Aug. Blonde, barefooted Jessie Ruth Mullins. sister of Tarrant coun- ty's youngest father, went horns without her husoand today be- cause her parents and the Juven- ile court decided that 13 years old is too young to be married. A ireelc ajo, Jessie elop- ed to Oklahoma and married A. J. Paul, 19. "I love him." the tiny wife told the court. "I want to live with my husband. Paul said "I know I love her." Jessie Ruth's father thought differently. "She's just a kid." he declar- ed. ''She doesn't know what marriage i.- about, i want to Uke her home." The court allowed his request. Czechs Shoot From Ambush Press Claims Custom Official Jumps Behind Cover, Escapes EUROPE AT A GLANCE By The Aooelated Press Berlin Brlttih ambassador flies from London with Impor- tant communication on Ger- man-CieehMloTak crijia ap- parently BrtUln'i admonition resort to annc. premier amres parliamentary army committee France-i armed torca ire atronc enough for any ener- Thts picture, flown to Lon- don and transmitted by radio to New York, shows French troops in maneuvers ai Val- danon, France, not far from where the French, Swiss and German borders meet as Prance Instructed her diplomats to make the French stand against German aggression in Czecho-slovakla. The Valdshon maneuvers are part of the French war games involving 30.000 troops. (Associated Press CUT TERMED 'INEVITABLE' Rail PayJVlediation Fails Brotherhoods To Take Vote Both Sides Asked To Submit Issue To Arbitration CHICAGO, Aug. 31. national mediation board announc- ed late loday it had failed to set- tle the dispute between the na- tion'j major railroads and their employes over a proposed 15 per cent pay cut. A spokesman for the rail lines, terming a reduction "inevitable." announced a 35.per cent pay cut would be put into effect on Oct. 1. In a quiet counter-move George M. Harrison, chairman of the Rail- road Labor Executives association, disclosed the presidents of 18 bro- therhoods had decided to take a strike vote among their members at once. William >f. relserson. chair- man of the mediation board, in staling that It had exhaojted its efforts to terminate the con- troversy, pointed oul, however, that both sides most maintain status quo in their current re- lations for the neat 30 days. If the workers agree upon a strike after that period, he said, me medi- ation board can still prevent inter- ruption of rail service by notifying President Roosevelt that a "national emergency" exists. Mr. Roosevelt then can appoint a [act-Iinding commission to Investigate the problem. For 60 days after the nam Gulf of Mexico. Bankful, and over roads In some low sections of the Hlo Grande val ley, the river still was rising for a distance o! 100 miles upstream The crest of the flood had been reached at Rio Grande City western outpost of the lower valley, and the swirling waters rolled giu'fwird Das rich trrnvmc ____ GUARDS PATROL GRANDE LEVEES AS Crest Is Reached At Rio Grande City; Pile Sandbags Along Weakened Spots BROWNSVILLE. Aug. tonight watched for threat ened breaks in lining both sides of the Bio Grande as the swollen nvcr poured floodwaterj that drowned ten In Monterrey, toward th citrus groves threatened with inundation If levees should break. Five floodways, ordinarily farm lands, diverted, 100 yard-wide streams toward the gulf as drainage engineers opened the flood control units. Still the river rose at a steady clip. Debris and drift wood clogged the stream. Guards on the upper reaches kept a sharp lokour for the bodies of drowning victims who were swept away when sudden flood wa- ters reached through Monterrey smashing 400 houses and damaging many others. LAKE IMET OPENED The Granjeno and Hackcny lake iniels In Hidalgo county and the Rancho Viejo floodway in Cameron Mouthpiece Puts Finger On Hines Davis Recounts Payments For Protection KEW YORK, Aug. Richard (Dixie) Davis, the broke: mouthpiece of the once powerfu TICJU uuuuwtty in ijumevon Schultz policy racket, awor county drained the river on the in supreme court today that Tarn American side. The Retamal and I many District Leader James the Us Russlas inlets on the ile.i- James lean side were opened. I thousands of dol Mexican workers piled sandbars! a.rs along a weakened spot in the levee near Las Russlas to prevent col- lapse of the earthen barriers. the mob court cases transferred. The cocksure little disbarred gang had paltcemi London Britain Inereues Preowe on both ridei of Sude- ten Geraan dispute MB- clHallon, poinrlnj folly" ot rtabberaeu. imr. Ml declares "concerted pnetl- esl by peat neeesnr; lo Prevent Ger- man afiresmnn In CzMhmlo- me it Ue-nft." Praha-Mediation efforts continue is jplll Grr- canfc minority Mmptftatei is. rax BElLnr, Aug. DNB, official German news agency, in a dijpatch from Saxony, slid tonight that frontier toards fired from anbnih (crou border on a wutoms officer. INCIDENT 'INCHED fBlF agency uld. the officer was not Injured. The agency j account of the dr. described incident i would be higher than the July flood In; of Ihe commission, he added, [which broke holes In the levee at no change m working conditions I two places on the American side. can be effected except by mutual agreement. Lelserson said he had asked both The flood was caused by torren- tial rains that followed a hurricane which struck Mexico over tne week- sides to submit th- controversy to er.d. it rained in some sections of a board of arbitration. The repre-1 the Rio Grande valley tonight sentatives of the mznasemer.ts agreed to such procedure, he ad- S Stranded In but the 19 brotherhoods con-1 m cerntd had rejected the suggestion, i Reach Thf dispute stemmed from the! railroads" decision to cut 15 percent. on Sciiullzs behalf when the gang- ster was a fugitive from income tax evasion charges. The brilliant "boy who ww Indicted iritj, Mines and pleaded lullty. gate Justice Ftrdinand Petora and Ihe Jury comprehensive picture of Ihe of the cunnlnjr Schnlli who turned an old Hir- lem gambling tame Into a racket. 'A'enitami officer named Gcriaeh whita patrollinj. 'noticKt Si- Catto don to border- line on the outfcek, DKB When Oerlach approached boundary stone one of me dechs fired a rifle horn behind a but the customs officer had Inmo- behind cover. Henderson To See Nazi Minister Soon BERLIN. Auff. Britain's ambassador, Sir Neville Henderson, reached Germany by plane tonight bearing what nail officials considered an Important communication from the BrtUati gorernment concerning central European war tension. frtsh from with the British offctals, Henderson was expected to see Foreign Mfalater Joachim von Rlbbentrop loon, Whether he would see Adoil Hitler apparently had not been decided tonight and exact whereabout! of the Reichsfuehrer remained a mys- tery. Presumably Hitler was stffl in the French frontier region where he started a fortifications inspection tour five days ago. While German officials awaited Henderson's report on his hurried trip to London. H was dlscloeed that Germany's current naval ei- ercises In the North sta are far more inclusive than was at first announced. Field Marsha] Hermann Wilhelm Goering's mouthpiece, the National Zeltung. lermed the exercises big- gest since the World war. (Britain's home fleet also nai been ordered out for autumn man- See EUROPE. PI. It, Col C Parking Meier Take i High During August Parting meter collections durina. month or August totaled 11313.- 30. Bryan Ball, city treasurer, said last night. The collections are sev- eral hundred dollars ahead of usual monthly total. July collections were The proposal vantcd last May 12, was ad- CRACKERS AND TOOTH BRUSHES TAKE SPOT TODAY IN SALESMEN'S CRUSADE Br JfAliRtNE ROE paw the crackers, pap- And how about a replace- ment for tint old, limbered-up toothbrush, too? hist two reminders ihat today a donSle special day In the Abilene Salesmen's cru- and House- hold Dental Needs Bay. It then behooves every Abl- Irnian to pay a visit to the gro- cMckers, and to the a tooth brush. At the gr'CTry. no one will lin-'lr-d to soda crackers After all. Ihcrc an- jalt-rf crisps, but'.cr trackers, cheese crackers, sweet crackers in great variety. Nor could ihe toothbrush be considered the only household dtntal need. For consider tonlh pule, tooth poir- dtr, dental floss. Ihe great var- iety of moult) antiseptics. There's even some Bummy pow- der to make the false teeth hold In better. The drajrlu ran ?dit a lot more suggestions ask him. Drutglsts on setting House- hold Dental Needs dav hat) planned to precede the observ- ance oith a breakfast for (heir employes. They had in mind t surprise feature, which Just could not on surii spur-of-the-moment planning. But that surprise was booked for one week later. September 8. and the breakfast will be stag- ed on that date. Furniture men of the city met yesterday. The resoK the .wlllnf of Matlrev Day for Monday, to be on the nm Monday by Floor. Corer- Inj Day. Cafe owners met loo. They put Chirken Dinner Pay on the Calendar for Sunday. FrtriiT And Sfltnrrfay are Cof- fee Saturday Is tie. Day. A pcislmislic ;oul raised in? question yesterday ithere are knockers even in Abllfnn as to whether a .-ales crusade co'jJd be a success. How's this for an First special was slaved my. Crusarte Director J. E. McKinzlf took a census. Abilene merchants sold stockhisrs. ThAt's cover- In? up a lot of ankles, and won't somebody send Mr. Pessimist a compHn'.cntary pair? Or jlull we up a collection' Hosiery day ju.i j Rtnninr.. As the campaign gains momentum it approach the ulnpU of communitr-co- operatlon. Cracker and Dental day Ij rjperled to enlhl a ireat many more coopentors. By the time these specul are over. Ihe protram jhonid hare touched every man, wo- mir. and child in the city. HOT far-rrachiTi? that can be is emphaized In the slogan on all the.se red. white and blue pennants flung from the ar.d the placards In the windor.s of scores of business ho'.is's. ThaT slogan? "SALTS MEAN' JOBS." BROWNSVILLE. Aug. Five who weathered Satur- day's tropical hurricane in an au- i tornoblle trailer on the Mexican i coast 50 miles of here, reach- ed town late today. The live. Mr. "and Mrs. R. p. I Jones Sr.. o[ Saratoga. Tex. Mr. R. P. Jones. Jr.. of Neder- Isnd. Tex and Mrs. Alice Flason jot Del Rio. said they left the coa.st i Saturday afternoon when storm clouds gathered. Their Uatier bogged five miles from Laguna [rire for a Beer Rejected "The meters were Installed _._ i 28 of list year and have recorded corroborating the testimony olltoui of beiween J15W ind George Weinberg. the mob's bust-! each month ness who likewise td guilty to conrpiracv irA racket! Davis testified: PRISONERS SFRVNG That Htnes. at the gangs behest.! obtained Ihe release of policv eie-! ItndanLs before MasiMrat? Hu'on t. r Ihe Weather other policy lale Magistrate Frar.cia J F.-w-.a: the Mm? in an- heard before trie 1 they' storneyshlp in the 1333 election b.-- cause Dodge was A. M That m pursuance of this support of Dodie he collected 1 HO.OOO or more from Ihe i Scbulti mob lo help [itunce ;i Dodit's campaign, and also l( brazenly asaeii tbit Schuttt tn- jaje "floaters" lo cast ihousindj i JJ ot voles for Dwtjt. j That MOO week or mott paid almosl nwnlj lo Hints for "prttectton." i i MEXICO-, i GRAHAM. county voters rejected today a pro- .po.'al to legalize the sale of beer and wir.e containing up ti U per :ceni alcohol. V'lth atout 200 votes uncounted In niral boxes where the i sentiment In the nnst hu fx-en dry 'the ccmnl tonfpht ,-tsxyi at 1.13; i for and 1.615 against. o( Irmneratnrr HOI R ;