Abilene Reporter News, September 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

September 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas RETIRINO-To private business after more than H years as of the Abilene chamber ol commerce. T. N. Carswell was honwed at Die Lions club luncheon Thuiiday He was presented a golf watch as a, tribute from fellow citizens, Tom K. j-.picn irlght) making the presentation. CRUSADlNG-For a greater sale of Christmas seals this year, these workers met Monday for lunch- eon at the HIHon hotel. They art Miss Wilson secretary of Ihe Taylor county Tubercu- losis association: Isealed .left to right) Dr. Erie D. Sellers, association physician; Pansy Nichols, Austin, secretary ol the stale association, and Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, president of the Taylor county asso- ciation since its organization. ITS MATTRESS DAY -Monday, This happy youngster (a thirty- pounder stripped) has spent most of his 18 months In (don't nil and by the time he is 70 ne will still be avcragli g one- third of his life in bed. It's a lot of good sleeping pe'll do "too if ell his beds are as comfortable as the mattress he bouncii.g on here. He's ytmnig John Russell Mayhew. younger son of Coach Dewey Mayhew of the Abilene Eagles and Mrs. Mayhew. Hf posed b" re- quest, for this picture-to remind Abtlenian? tha! Monday Is mat- tress day in the Salesmen's crusade. MORE CRUSADING-Not for tales, but for old clothes. This committee got together last week to plan Used Clothes Week for 1J-I7, a program slated by Abilei.e Boosters tn assist United Welfare association in caring for needy persons. Pictured, left to light, Mrs. Benno Schmidt, welfare secretary; Dub Wooten and Newell Thompson, publicity chairmen for the drive, and E. G. Wood. Boosters club seoietary WIST rim' NEWSMKR CHICKEN DINNER OAY-Ar.d [fi fingers for real enjoyment of n crispy brown drumstick. This is Gladys Alli- son dining at Doyle's and proving that fingers, not forks, will be used in ob- serving Chicken Dinner the Abilene SAlesTien's Crustdt. (Reporter-News Slat: VOL. LVI1I, NO. 96. IT Last Rites For T. P. Davidson This Afternoon Leading Member Of Bar Succumbs After Hemorrhage Funeral of T. P. Davidson, an outstanding member of the Abilene bar 33 years, will be held today, be- ginning at 5 p. m. at the Kiker- Knight Mr. Davidson died about 11 o'clock yesterday morning. He had suffered a brain hemor- rhage about five hours earlier. Death came at Hendrick Memorial hospital, where he was taken a few hours before he died. Officiating for the funeral will be Mrs. Helen P. Patterson, Chris- tian Science reader. Burial will be T. P. DAVIDSON in the family lot In the Masonic cemetery, Thomas Pope Davidson was born In Oonzales. He would have been 57 years of age September 26. He was a member of a family long distinguished among lawyers of, Texas. His father, the late W. L. Davidson, was a member of the state court of criminal appeals 30 years and lawyers of the state point to the opinions he placed In the records as among the most bril- liant in the history of Texas juris- prudence. T. P. Davidson and his brothers followed in their father's footsteps. The Abilene man enjoyed great respect of fellow members of the bar and the citizenship of his home city for his high personal and pro- ?na' 2andards and h" public office. A brother. W. H. Davidson of Beaumont, who has served 10 years on the dUlrict court bench there, was one of the two candidates who won places in the state Demo- cratic run-off primary of Auz 27 candidate for tsnclrt, of the supreme court of Texas Davidson Came [o Abilene In the tall of 1906. He had attended u..uu- i i iij i i ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1938 THIRTY-El'QHfpAGEsTN'THREE SPANNING CONTINENT IN 10 HOURS AND 7 MINUTES- PRICE FIVE CENTS Aviatrix Wins Bendix Race, Sets Flight Mark K4 ft D A MORE SALES CRUSADE SPECIALS HASH DOESN'T COME 'TIL MONDAY-IT'S CHICKEN DINNER DAY The Abilene Salesmen's Crusade moves ahead. Today Is Chicken Dinner day, "Dine on chicken" is the of cafes and co'fu ihopx. Monday Is Mattress Day, first of the special observances planned by furniture men. Other special days announcements to dates approach. are ahead, follow as the Abilene manufacturers _ Urge and due for recognition shortly. Early this week there will be a meeting of the heads of all these concerns, probably a break- fast. Crusade Manager .J. E. Mc- Kinzle has asked that representa- tives of the manufacturing con- cerns contact him, suggesting the date. The is lo designate Abilene Manufactured Goods day. Monday, the Salesmen's Crusade will be one week old here. Last week's observances Included Hoisery Cracker day. Dental Needs two Coffee Days. Tie day. day, day, Manager McKlnzle yesterday start- ed a "census" of sales made on those special days; he plans to have that ready for announcement Monday. Meanwhile the business houses flying the "Sales Mean Jobs" pennants continue to Increase In number. Yesterday, Atkinson Drug, Mar- tin Drug, Shipman Motor com- pany, Franklin Motor company, and O. B. Chambers grocery and mar- ket were added to the list of co- operating firms. WITH HUNT AT STANDSTILL- Sought New Styles Are On Parade Today In Guards G-Men Reporter-News Fall Fashion Edition merchants, announcing authentic fashions forJall Son twn features a resume of style Influences and trends for ine new season based on clothing now being shown In Abilene; of i" AW lenlans modeling 1938 fall fashions from Abilene' era store, 6 Killed As Bus And Car Crash BELMONT, N. C.: Sept. 3-WV- An Ashevllle-Charlotte passenger bus collided with an automobile on the highway tonight and the bus plunged down art embankment and over- turned. Marshall Walker, a filling sta- tion attendant working near the scene of the wreck, said six oc- cupants or the automobile Midland Rodeo Plays To 4, MIDLAND, Sept. 3.-A near en- paclty crowd of 4.000 howling spec- tators greated the opening per- formance of the Midland rodeo here tonlRht. Past times In all rop- ing events, thrilling rides In steer riding and bronc 'busting' featured Ihe program. The days program openw with a parade In which 230 mounted horses participated reported killed, but that he did not think any of the bus passengers were among the fataltles. Some of Ihe passengers In the bus were hurt, he said. Two Injured were rushed to a Charlotte hospital, and two were taken to x Gastonii hospital. were gettng 161 Display Advertisers Silhouette Contest Page wfll'kro'-vrf AW? your knowleder of the cash 4PS my (vm able lo wln The Abilene Reporter-News OVER DAILY micy Branch. Big Lake, was sec- ond with seconds, and H E Espy. Fort Davis, was third wflh jfj seconds. All times are subject to assaults by IS more Sunday morning. One of the day's features was the ol! man's calf roping event won by Sam Goodberry, Odessa in seconds. Jess Hildreth. wink was second with 29 seconds and ,D. Bonncr. C'ane, was third with, a lime of second.'. Jewell Duncan. Toyah. won Ihe el.-ls' calf ropin? In 24 5 seconds.: Helen Gray. Andrew, was second with a time or 23.5 and Sidney Yoakley. Canadian, wa., third in. 364 seconds. In senior calf ropinu and belling Buster Cole. Midland, was] first in 11.4 Giles Lovtajton, and Jack Kransv Dei' Rio. took- second and third honors i respectively. Billy Wyche Jr. Mid- land, took off top honors in lunlor' twys calf roping, belling his calf] In seconds. Mack Cook. Mid-l tand. was second, and Roy Stoker. Steer riding, saddle bronce ridin? and bareback riding events were no; completed tonight Next scheduled performance be at 2 Sunday afternoon'1' with another ot follow at g that r4g.ht. j 'Lines Clear' For New Contact Says Victim's Husband TUBA CITY, Calif., Sept. 3 (AP) William K. Meeks tonight issued an "appeal to kidnipers" of his 55-year-old wife saying he feared to con- tact them because of publicity and asking them to arrange a new means of contact. The statement, designated for newspaper publication, said: "Appeal to to contact due to publicity. Arrange new contact. Lines clear. Awaiting. W. R. MEEKS." Meeks did not amplify on the statement but the "lines clear' phrase was taken generally to mean that he was ready for a meeting. Several hours previously the of- ficial hunt for the missing woman was brought to a standstill and shortly thereafter Meek said law enforcement agencies hid retired from the picture to permit him to contact the abductors and Iry to meet their demands, which he said was for by midnight tonight. The abrupt withdraival of Justice department agents and 120 national fuardsmtn from the rase late list night fol- lowed liter bj a statement frcm a well-to-do Ihit he had requested Ihrir re- tirement In order to harr a fret opportunity lo ne5ollile. KIDNAP VICTIM MRS. W. R. MKEKS 42d Court To Open Monday A. W. Hale Death Will Be Probed By Grand Jury Miss Cochran Takes In Race Prizes Tomato Juice Only Food On Perilous Flight CLEVELAND, Sept. 3 (AP) Bed-haired Jacqueline Cochran- not- only >.mm-- the eighth Bendix trophy derby to- day to triumph oyer ten ex- perienced male pilota, Irot let a new traracontinental air record for women, the National Aero- nautic association announced. HGHTS STORM Flying from Burbank, Calif., to Bendix, N. J., In 10 hours, leven minutes and 10 seconds, Miss Cochran clipped nearly three and a half hours from the former rec- ord set by Laura Ingals Sept. 12, Miss Cochran. 27, wife of finan- cier Hoyd B. Odium and an orphan who started to work at 11, shoved her silvery plane across the coun- try at 246 miles an hour to take down in prize money In the Bendix race. She fonfh( limndir jlormj and klnt conditions u ihe it t helfht or to feet from Burbaak, CaL, to Cleveland, paused to peel her hulund hear the cheers at thousand] >t the liorul air rices, and sped on over Bendli, N. J. It was a triumph the slight young woman had earned, other -pilots agreed. She had finished third In last years Bendii and in the 1935 race she had been forced down at Kinsman, Ariz. She flew alone, with tomato Juice her only nourishment on the 10- hour. grind In a. l.JOO- horsepower Severjky plane equip- ped with twin Wasp motors. Her plane carried the rxclnf number "13." She whtped the closest of her rivals. Frank Puller, into Cleveland by 23 mlnutej to win Jll.500 rt here an elapsed time of eight vi b hours, ten minutes and three minutes slower AVIATRIX IN BENDIX RACE PLANE Jacqueline Cochran, who set new transcontinental air record for women yesterday In winning the Ber.dlx trophy race, is pictured, here with Capt. Alexander de Seversky as the latter turned over to her the plane she used, to race. SeTersky established a new east-west record la fly- ing tlw ship to Burbmnk, Calif. 5 Left Dead By Colorado Floods Two Resort Towns Virtually Swept Away By Mountain Canyon Torrents DENVER. Sept. raglnj down mountain canyons on zoo-mile front of the eastern slope ot the Rocky mountains killed at least five persons, left three missing, virtually destroyed two resort Mwni and caused vast damage that'armles of workers started to repair today Officials reported several missing and expressed fear some hire perished. Pour victims of Colorado.': widest spread deluge In decides drowned r ..o miuuiM 10 win IH.JOO. near Morrison, a resort town 15 miles southwest of Denver snvshed last MISS cocnran, wife of financier night by converging flood torrents in Bear creek canyon and JSjiint Ver- fioyd Odium, reached the airport non canyon. victim died in the plunge of an automobi'e into 20-foot sec- hole cut by surging flood waters in an oil-surfaced trunk highway. ol a erand jury by .Judge Milburn S, Lonz. Coiiniy Attorney EJCO Walter said See KIDNAP, Fj, 11. Col 6 COME fhe Weather .AB1I.F.NF, TKAVS: n MIAHrt: VM :A :i Jo burslary. four for swindling five or six for wife and child rteertion. and one for disposing ot mortgaged property. Civil docket for the term will bf Mlled by .iudcr> Lonz at 10 o'clock Tucjdiy morninj. A civil docket awai's the eojrt. The term will figh; wces.1. tn cnnin to :nal durinj the tTm i.> R I, charged murder ir. rirath ol1 E. E. Turkey. Mcnisomery Is aiso rd rnnnn.il. is cnt alre ,'portsman. I of 200 population northwest of She averaged miies an I Denver, between 13 and 20 houses! Ill' TCVAC hour for Ihe distance compared I "re 5wePl dance hall' Vyrjl j LAflj with the 238.604 posted today wrecked by flood waters of! ;r. whose second place was good i South Bculdcr creek. Damage was (3.000. estimated at nearly half a million dollars. The flood front extended along the eastern ridges of the Rocky Ior Then Miss Cochran continued on to Bendix to plcfc up another Sl.OOO for the fastest time between Bur- bank and Bendix. Mjjj Cochran received See BENDIX. Pr. 1 L Col 7 mountains from Pueblo northward to Fort Collin.v A bridge that wlth- See FLOODS, Ff. II. Col. S ciU- Jens will vote September 15 on suance of 134.DW in bonds for con- struction ot a municipal sys- tem, A mass meeting for discussion nf hfr d e suit as.iiris: an toiirbt camp ar.n hotel. inar.d ;..ry a.ior I ra.iy bes'.n work an 'V HSely I-ioor Day 'p ,n m, ra., ir, mo. Iin ,h divrir, TMH S School News On Tuesday Besinning Tiiejdjv morninir. Sept. :alj superintendent, principal.', coun- 12 and on each Tuesday mornlni ty superintenrtent.s other Iciri- thercafter through the school ses- Vrs. tn each school district, i.< a weekly page or West Tiir- Reportrr-News -o a'.ier.ition This new weekly feature will be phases o! aci.vltv in li'.e schools I' Stfi.Wjrtevo'cd to Ihe neas schools o! is especially '.ha', it will no of the issue will be held Septembtr !8. BAIRD.-First Callahan county fair will be hsld September 24, un- der sponsorship of the Ollihtn county lur.chren county fair will be he'd Ccrober 13 to 13. nf Pecoa will de- cide at September 17 on tl're-j bond n: auditorium and Abilene thLs section of the sutc. outside of anv ,i w p.rt of school life AM'.cr.e. The Rcportcr-SewV weekly in favor of another. page of city school news will be Mr- Officials and pupiU each schcol ried each Saturday af.ernoon. be- are invited to s-na r.ews tor this ginning Sept. 10, It should be mailed by SV- To make the Tuesday mornln? urday of each schwl I school pise representative of ths also are reminrfert that they ro.v. get entire rcslon ot nuxlmism bene- In touch with Reporter-Sews cor- concerned lhe pupils, respondent, In each town and Chapm-1n lo send KhoSl new, throush ilem and newspaper -cooperauon ol, Ihem If they wish. M- s-tr r- v ''COLORADO.- Ca do Frontier d September ROSV.- Fifth anm.-i- Fisher coun'.y J.ick Kd stali'oa show I-.eW Sopvmb-T i SWFCTWMES Mirf held irl (Sweetwirtr September U-IT. ;