Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS NEVBMKR Reporter Tl in ITtl I n n V I n yn ji intnitrin VOL 101 VHUi rnu I UP OR WJTJJ OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKKICIl YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER SIXTEEN PAGES ron PRICE FIVE CENTS SCHOOLBOY FLIER TAKES CITYS HEART BT GARTH JONE3 Eyes of the city turned westward yesterday morning shortly alter 11 oclock for one last look at the JftOO crate of Dougles Wrong Way Cor tig a n Bui In of the cllizeni a neir nickname for the famous filer was They remembered a shy and retiring Charles and his visit in They tried to compare Lindbergh and But there was no Lindbergh left them awed and amazed at his heroic Corrlgan left a feeling o friendliness and youthhis Hying ability almost To the last Corrlgan maintained hli reputation of backward As he took off from the Abilene municipal airport he headed hU ship to Ihe vest Instead of lotrard the nouth into the A aide wind hit his It heeled over and he pulled It up and over toward the The crowd at the airport The procedure could have been an example of Corrlgans own type of flying and again it might have been another of his schoolboy At only 12 minules later than the time he had estimat ed for the flight from Fort Corrlgan set his plane at the local Close to curious spectators rushed forward am swamped the pilot and his The Lltllc Mick stepped out He was whisked to the car of the official welcoming Auto graph hunters detained him but he kept Behind an escort of Abilene police and Texas highway patrolmen he was brought to fresh as a fourleaf clover when he stepped from the silver said his eyes were a little tired and his face warm when looted straight ahead and didnt have to force mud grin lor They gave him a watch simper and like a curious boy he grins as he in spects Then the famous Corrigan comebAk lower Heft and smile Nolhlng backward about the welcome he fumbling the big gold watch in the big leather IStaff photos by Miurine He asked to wash his face In cold but he wasnt tired Are you Ihe who ran fa for days on a little sleep since you keep awake so well on those long distance ilo jon asked slwp whcn in lht he Days he Yon mean I fiavcnl had much more than couple of hours regular any nlsht since I came Reports from his Pott Worth stop said had zonf to bed at See S j Hts name and his grin dub him a tnie son of old this Douglas Good Luck Cor How near that comes to never wearing oil Is suggested In these camera studies Thats the laugh upper left that accompanies the story about expecting to be over the desert second day The praise got pretty thick for the little Mick lower leltl the Abilene but he Colorado Roundup Plays To Opening Day By HARRY HOLT ReportcrXcws Staff Wriler than persons gathered tn Colorado this afternoon for a gigantic par ade which officially opened the threeday Frontier Afterwards spectators attended the oclock rodeo performance They relumed to overflow the new ly completed grandstand for the nleht TWOMILE PARADE The huge downtown most colorful in history of was two miles Tile Colorado high school directed by led the procession by Dick chief of nnd Dick Mitchell county sheriff then Charles western mvic Mayor Sadler and Next came Earl president of the George Mi president of the chamber of and other officers End directors of the Roundup Cum were present from Stamford and Prvst 10 compete Icr KO Firs glvin to Ihe Post A creditable rodeo was whirled off as 93 cowboys went Into action working for a slice o the premium The night perform ance was even faster than the ma which went off In two hour and 15 FAST TIMES IX Lanky Cook of Dora topped all roping performances by tyrn down a jalty Brahma calf In H Second time in the utter noon calf roping was seconds made by Wesley Jay of Brady Leo Huff of Dora and Frank Mil ler of Colorado each posted 26 jcc onds In the wild cos milking con test for tops In the Nu merous sood ropers were golnc inst that time In the night Elmo Walls flopped lealherv ncck stcrr In seconds for first in the steer bulWojumi Alvln Smith finished first In the wild horse race and Joe Blood worth was Broun of Houston mean frcm Thunderbolt m the See CoL S PEACE TALK RENEWAL ORDERED Goering Confer On Crisis Baird Receives Utilities Survey Report Warning Campbell Advises Promised Action Outside Contract In reply to statements attributed to the Balrd city council the coun cil does not bind Itself to abide by the Cornell report If adverse to municipal Price Camp president of the West Texas Utilities last night releas ed a letter to Mayor Schwartz and Balrd councilmen stating tnat such action would void the ajree ment by which the service com pany Is to pay the expense of hiring an unbiased engineer to report on feasibility of a competitive munic ipal electric plant In My attention has been called to n article In the Abilene Reporter News which In substance represents the council as stating they would go ahead with the promotional en gineers Camp bell regardless of whether the unbiased engineers report verifies or refutes our findings of misrepresentations or facts and the Balrd city council tonight called an election for September 30 to II In bonds be issued to finance con itruclJon of a municipal electric unfeaslblllty of the Albert Moore and whether or not he shows It to be for the best Interests of the citizens of CITES BOND LAW Campbell said that the purpose of employing the non promotional unbiased engineer was to have the city become Informed of the many and serious conflicts of tacts In the Moore and the unfeasibility of such a project be fore proceeding further with the promoters He also iald that the councils Intention to Jure Ibe engineer call upon our cus tomen and see haw many would take service from a competitive oU engine plant upon promised rate reductions wllh out compliance with or con sideration of the state bond and warrant Article would put the engineer in a promoters class and be unfair to We know the promoters do such he and for that reason we have been forced to contact our customers In de fense and better Inform but to have the supposedly unbiased engineer used to assist the pro moters in such a manner would not meet the conditions of our pro nor would such a canvass In dlcate what the actual division o business would VOIDING THREATENED Such he woulc not meet the conditions which the company agreed to pay for the engineer and would be in direct opposition to the purpose of the agreement which was to hav the city become reliably and ac curately informed on the Issue at Those backing the proposed plant in Balrd have hoped to sell tin voters on the premise that such plant would be patronized by con siderable more than 50 per cent of the considered necessary before It might become selfsup said Engineers for the utilities have cited figures showing that customers In towru with competi tive plants are about equally divid he The report by an outside engineer Campbell as outlined in our agreement must be in line with competitive experience in this the area we such in the cities of Spur and Vernon Rhere customers are divided on a 5050 His letter concludes Such action as interred in the as outlined would completely void our agreement and we would not be obligated to pay any ot the engineers Our findings and statements regard ing the Moore report are the most essential thing to be verified or refuted for the engineer to cam his OPPOSING OWN HE STICKS TONGUE OUT AT BABIES Thomas Lea campaigning against his election as a delegate lo the democratic state reported loday he made faces at 16 babies and asked 21 voters adding these tactics to his Be Wary of Leary cam Leary said h got only two very bad which he would give citizens who promised him Leary has sought his own de feat since his name was placed on the ballot during his absence from the It is against the rules of the police department to seek elective ENDING HONEYMOON Texan Dives Four Floors To Death HOW TO SAY EUROPEANS TWISTERS By the Associated press Heres how to pronounce the names of key figures and places In the Czechoslovak dispute accent on the second Eduard president of Ben Milan premier of Hod Konrad leader of the Sudeten German rat Ernest Ger man member of Arnst capital of Czechoslo where a Sudeten German deputy alleg edly was struck with a Mayrhh Floods imperil Juarez Area EL rains which fell in the vicinity of 35 miles east of inundated the town and left hundreds of per sons Juarez civil au thorities were advised Farm lands n the Juarez valley covering an area of approximately 100 miles were reported under water by Manuel Mexicos consul general in El WORST HIT Colonel Esparza made an in spection of the flooded area in a coast guard plane piloted by Thursday He reported Guadalupe as the worst flooded No flooded conditions were reported in the American The towns of Trej Jacales and Colonla afrarun communities south of were reported under Pedro Juarez official sent io Investigate the returned late Thursday afternoon and re ported Guadalupe under three feet of In some platen water rnns as hifh the he reported lo Mayor OcUvIo Es He said several adobe houses had collapsed and furni ture and animals were carried away by the flood A truck with clothing and medical supplies was sent Thurs day afternoon by the Mexican con tn The towns Diaz report had taken temporary refuge in the Guadalupe church and olhers had fled to the No casualties had been Leap Follows Wifes Plunge San Antonian Wife Breaks Back In Illinois Tragedy 8 oil company execu tive plunged to bis death from a fourth floor hotel window to day a few minutes after his young bride had broken her back in a fall from the same The tragedy ended the brief honeymoon of vice president of the Coast Line Oil corporation and the Lincoln Pe troleum company of San Antonio and his wife of three months BOTH PERCH ON SILL Coroner Schilling of Coles county expressed the belief Lake had committed but officials declined to comment on the case of his wife pending further Investi She was In critical condi tion tn the memorial Prom stories of eye witnesses in vestigators gathered that Lake climbed out and sat on the Sill Shortly afterward she John a taxicab saw Lake appear on the window He begged him to return to the but the oil man plunged to the His skull was States Ryan an nounced he would investigate the report of a man in the next room who said heard the couple quar reling and Lake pleading with his wife not to Officers found blood on the win dow but reported there was no Indication of disorder within the I NOSE THUMBER SLAIN Chinese waded bluejackets riV by a parv of Japanese The Japanese marines warned him He turned back me cordmt one but halted to put bis thumb to his nnse and flnrert In the direction of the His punctured by was on a morgue slab Ihe Weather WKST In rjirrme portion Krttaj ftnr EAST TEXAS Viir fiCTpt vjHtrrM a rttrrritt writ porllon Friday anri EAST mosMy rloud nllh oral on Ihr Irliiy la an thr rout brcnm OKLAHOMA Fair Federal Court Term Set For October 3 Ida deputy has been informed that the fall term of federal district court will begin here October Judge Whit field Davidson of judge of tbe northern dis trict of will sit for the term It was Judge Davidson who became ill the second day of the spring court forcing its postpone After recovering from his Judge Davidson went to New York to hear the nazi espionage case during the middle of the Roscoe to Dedicate New High School new Roscoe high school building will be opened officially with open house Superin tendent Huchlngson announc Featured speaker will be Cong Clyde Special musical numbers are to be arranged for the Knife Assistant Kidnaps Woman 8 A man armed with a butcher knife today kidnaped Edith and forced her to accompany him to a Maryland where he disrobed and attacked The nude girl finally escaped and fled through the woods to sum mon she gave police a good description ot her Check Suspect Eludes Officer Charged With Anson Prisoner Sought By 38 Counties Strolls Free Carter under charges of forgery In sev eral West Texas escaped custody o Jones county officers here inis Carter had riven DUt Otis Miller a statement coneemiut actMtles of what Miller aald waj a forgery had paued In Carter and another prisoner were JSUr ta of the CHARGED AT ALBANY The Jailer gave Carter permission to go Into a Glancing into the room a few minutes the jailer that Carter had fled through a jury out a window and down a fire es He last was teen hurrying across the courthouse Miller laid Carter waa wanted by alflccn In M West Texai A resident be recently was charged m tbe courts aloof with font as open ton ot a large Ktle forgery had been written on a check writing maehfaie and passed the Son Oil corporation ani ether big Miller said he would ask the 104th district court grand jury to Indict Carter as an habitual crim He said he had transcript of records showing that Carter had been convicted of felonies In Mat Taylor and Shackel ford Purchase Of Power Lines Up To Counties Sept Public Works Administrator Harold Ickes said today It Is primarily up to 16 Texas counties Involved whether they accept the offer of the Texas Power and Light com pany to sell Its facilities In the area of the Lower Colorado River auth He he believd PWA would have to approve such a transaction because of the large PWA Investment In the Bad Man Shoots Up Sweelwafer Dynamite Bandit Fails In Robbery NEW man who threatened to blow up a branch of the Emigrant Industrial bank with 3 sticks of dynamite was arrested In the build Ing After he was police said they found the explosives in a satchel ne man Thepris oner said he was Louis of WPA Workers Want Saturdays To Rest OP I workers today were circu ij Dating petitions to have Saturdays I off so they can have a full wecit Icnd of Days not unlike those of the open range were revived here last night when some gunman shot up the town1 and escap ed under cloak of There was no blood spilled and there were no And officers practically helpless In running down the gunman they have no j elf Today hundreds of curious crowded around show windows In Levy Brothers department store to see the four bullet holes made some time last Officers Mid the gun was a 35 Bullets entered the glass about 12 feet above the pave Several bullets were re covered in the Cox Jewelry next door to They entered above the front door and lodsed In back ot the Nines Escape Avenue Opens NEW twytu premt court Justice Ferdinand Pecora expressed doubt tonight that prosecution In the policy racket trial of Tammany District Leader Jimej Hines sup ported a conspiracy charge able within the statute of UmlLa Justice interrupting a long debate on a defense motion for dismissal of the InoUctmenl against told Presecutor Thomas R Dewey the evidence left doubt In his mind as to whether the numbers racket con spiracy etxended to May Unless the conspiracy extended to that date the conspiracy count in the indictment would be out lawed by the statute of limitation Pecora adding that he would study the record Justice Pecora also expressed doubt of whether a or charge could be merged under the law with felony The indictment charges with both conspiracy and with con Wvtng a Pecora asked Dewey and Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul Stryker to furnish any legal authority on the and then recessed the protracted argument until 3 Negotiations Go Into Carefully Secret Stage Heniein Returns To Nazi Congress After Trip Home Bj The British ambassador to Sir Kevile Hen jpent most of this af ternoon conferring with Field Marshal Herman Wilieim Go 2 British em bassy sourcea disclosed Greatest significance was attach ed to the field marshals talk Henderson at this critical Juncture of the GermanCzechoslovak con flict over autonomy rights of Sudeten German minority In Czech Royburns Brother Charged In Death Henry Chancy of Ffcnnln county to day filed a charge of murder against Will brother of Sam In connection with the automobile death of Bliss The sheriff said he was told who died early waj Injured as he attempted to crank his stalled automobile here Sunday Sheriff Chancy said Raybum was released on J150 bond on a charge of failing to stop fin der aid after the Dickens Commission Appointment Made ty Judge Marshall Formby today announced appointment of iJim Ollield as county commis sioner of Preclnc took the oath of office in n specia meeting of the Dickens county commissioners He succeeds the late John 4ho died August 23 while serv ing his 10th year as commissioner trom tnat HrrtEB TALK Negotiations here over Czechoslovak question have reach ed the extreme secrecy It Is reported unofficially that the Sudeten Hou nd hut talked with Hitler this afternoon after re nrnhif from an overnight trip to Heniein had hurried home after receiving reports an alleged whip ping of Sudeten German deputy by a Czech policeman had caused rupture or the negotiations between the Czechoslovakia government and the Hitler was understood to have Instructed the minority leaden the neighboring republic to renuna their talks to convince the world he wu leaving nothing undone find a peaceful solution of the dijV pute and to enable rum to prestt upon the British to demand maxi mum concessions from Prajue for the Germanic minority DrmomzKTB routcAst raiovmg is composite picture of the developments erpeeteil in r aa gshied fn a crossaction of both German and of delegates and visitors to the tenth annual nut party Viscount unoffi cial British mediator In needs must draw the conclusion that complete autonomy it the leut the Germans will He therefore must recommend to President Eduard Benes and Pre mier Milan Hodsa the granting of They will not accept Lord Runciman therefore win be compelled to admit his media tion mission has proved With Runcimans Great Britain wfll assume an atti tude of neutral such as that at where a Sudeten German deputy allegedly was struck with a will prove unavoid Germans might be Hitler then will consider that people of his own blood have been attacked and Germany must hurry to the rescue of the Sudeten Ger Sudetens Say Czechs Locking In Authority 8 The Sudeten German party tonight Issued a statement accus ing the Czechoslovakia government of being unable to prevent mis treatment of political and Intimating that the government lacks effective At the same time the govern ment announced President Eduard Benes would make a radio address lo his troubled nation tomorrow afternoon Observer believed Benea declare Czechoslovakia could make no more concessions to the Sudeten German minority than those al ready covering virtually ill of the Sudeten demands originally Difficulties of negotiating the CtechGerman dispute were in creased by the Sudeten party state ment which hinted the autonomy demanding minority could have Uttls confidence In any commit ments the government might Waging Own Sales Count Buried simple rites arid few the Count of former heir to the Spanish wts interred today in a cyrpt in land memorial pars POSTMASTER SOLICITS BUSINESSEVEN IF THEY CANT BUY STAMPS ELSEWHERE Bet He Found Wox Nineyrarold Dan Enyder com Dlainrt a in his A doctor looked into Ihe boys far and found a live hcnev Abilene postal official a thing or two themselves about tales j and are conducting a sales crusade of Iheir The manaccr of a new business opcnini In Abilene xithin the past 10 days was surprised when Post master Hale called on him and solicited his stamp Not that HaV feared the business i man might buy stamps but the postmaster encouraged him i to use he mails j Further promoting Uncle Sams I Postmaster Hale has checked the volume of mail re ceived by general delivery and has prepared letters lo those receiving tile most sussesl Ine that they nnt Hale and of the Mails Eugene Peirce are encourag ing patrons to mail more first September Is first class mail and the following i sign has Vcn erected tn a promi nent place In the postoffice lobby First class mail Build up yoir and our Write mere letters this Letters also have been sent to larger business firms of the city I urging them to mile more use of the first sikgctin5 that advertising nuuer and rnwth ly statements be dispaiched first Poslmaster Hale borrowed the sales crusade motto to applv to Ms own Silfs he and the more stamps we sell and the more increase we have ia postal the more rmpJrjces we can add to our I Hal pciried cut that eight ad ditional cleric have been i at the pcstotfwe within the piit j two during pericxl postal receipt have shorn sizeable He also called itfentJcn ro the postnl payroll In and Ihe annual postal receipts is proof that the pcstolficc U me of the citys Urs j est and most valub bosincss Li
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.