Abilene Reporter News, October 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas Deputy Seeks ‘Protection for Witness Ready to Recount Feeding of Wojnan to Alligators - - See Page 12 II WEST TEXAS! rn own I iMIWSPiPER ®fje Abilene Reporter “WITHOUT,    OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CII YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,"-Byroii ® «» VOL. LVIII, NO. 126. OIIM Press (UP)ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES AhwIMH PrtM I AF)    PRICE FIVE CENTSWITH CONTRACTOR HID OUT- Promising Oil Fights Injunction To Halt Test Drilling Bj CHARLIE ELLIS    * * ♦    *    *    *    *    * *    *    *    *    '«•*    *    *    *    AA* Bjr CHARLIE ELLIS Even bel ore Constable W. T. McQuary could find A. J. (Art) Frazier to serve citation papers in an injunction suit to halt operations on the Promising Oil company No. I City of Abilene Fair Park, attorneys for the defense mapped plans today to post $50,000 bond and file a counter suit. At the same time, no change in plans had been announced for continued drilling. Tom Clifton, driller for Ungren A Frazier, was scheduled to take the afternoon tour and deepen the test, exhibition on the midway of the West Texas free fair. With Dist. Judge Milburn S. Long j acting as attorney for the plaintiffs, j the S. B. Roberts company, and the 1 In and Out Oil company and others filed petition in the justice of the peace court of Theo Ash last night, and Ash granted the injunction against further operations. The petition alleges that the defendants, Ungrcn A Frazier and the Promising Oil company, are “unfair to labor, producers, contractors, roughnecks, roustabouts, swivelnecks, jar heads and others." '■ 150.000 BOND SET Ash set bond At *50.000, and “throw both the defendants in Jail < Officials of the Promising Oil company who appeared on the spudding ceremony program for the West Texas fair's exhibition test on the midway, are shown, left to right: Ranee Dockrey, president; Charles Landau, “spiritual advisor"; Jim Cantrell, vice president; Lay Powell, secretary; and Harry Ratliff, legal counsel. They ied a ten-car motorcade to the'fairgrounds Monday afternoon. When Supervisor Luther Belew of the railroad commission protested spudding of the test without a sign. Bob May, facing camera, and Earl Cypert, both members of the Promising Oil company, boosted him up so he could nail it to a beam. Pictured above, left to right, is the spudding crew on the rig floor of the Promising Oil company No. I City of Abilene Fair Park as ceremonies ended yesterday afternoon: Homer Simons, old-time driller who hailed originally from the Pennsylvania fields and who has been with Ungren Ar Frazier since 1925; E. A. Ungren; Frank Kelly, Magnolia chief at Colorado; and A. J. Frazier. COLORFUL FAIR PARADE DUE TUDAY threatened to plaintiffs and for contempt.” J. M Sheeney, owner of Shees-ley’s Mighty Midway, carnival attraction at the West Texas Free fair, was also a party with the plaintiffs. Sheeslfy protested because he was unable to buy IOO shares in the stock of the Promising Oil company below par value. The Promising. Oil company, has neither stock nor par value. Grisham A King, attorneys for the S. B. Roberts company, accepted the case for Ungren & Frazier and the Promising Oil company.    LEXINGTON,    N.    C.,    Oct.    4.—(UP) crimes attributed to the pair were Jack Wheeler, member of the —Blonde Lula Kimel, 18, daughter {committed. Cox - Hunter - Hall agency which holds Insurance on the test, said his firm would "promise'’ the *50,- To Prevent Execution— JAILER'S DAUGHTER LIBERATES DESPERADO PAIR ON PLEDGE TO GO STRAIGHT See INJUNCTION, Pg. ll, Col. 7 of the town jailer, confessed to-1 day that she aided two young des-peradoes to escape from her father s jail a few hours before several The desperadoes were James Godwin, 19, and William Wilson, 21. Police believed thai within a few houri of their escape from jail the pair fatally shot a mill worker, kidnaped an unidentified man and committed several holdup*. The girl today told her father and Sheriff Raymond Bowers that she enabled the youths to escape She said she gave them cell keys and her father's pistol. “I just coutdn’t stand the thought of Godwin going to the gas cha m ber," the girl was quoted as saying. Godwin was awaiting trial on charges of first degree burglary. If convicted he could be sentenced to death by lethal gas. “He promised me faithfully that he wouldn't get into any more trouble,” the girl said AS OCCUPATION PROCEEDS- Hitler to Rebuild; Daladier Hails Amity Henlein Named Commissioner Fuehrer Arranges To Supply Special Relief for Area KARLSBAD, Sudetenland, Oct. 4—(UP)—Fuehrer Adolf Hitler innounced plans today for the reconstruction of Sudetenland, which his troops are taking over. Hitler came to this historic Bohemian health resort shortly after the first of his soldiers arrived. The fuehrer reviewed his bodyguard and the soldiers and then acknowledged the cheers of toe populace from the balcony of the theater with Konrad Henlem, Sudeten leader whom he has named Reich comissioner of the territory. After a speech by the local nazi leader, the Sudeten Deputy Karl Hermann Frank, Hitler spoke briefly. stressing the necessity of burying all political differences and establishing a national community. Hitler announced that there will be special relief measures in the Sudeten territory, as well as a reconstruction program lo be begun immediately. Tile crowd sang “Deutchland Ueber Alles" and the nazi Horst Wessel anthen. then cheered for several minutes. Entry of the troops marked the push eastward Into Zone No. 3 of the territory given to Hitler under the Munich agreement. EYE FROM RABBIT MAY RESTORE LABORER'S SIGHT HAGERSTOWN, Md., Oct. 4. —<■?)—Frank L. Hoffman. 61, a laborer blind since last spring, can see dimly today—but whether his improvement is permanent depends on whether his body can keep alive the cornea of the eye of a rabbit which was transplanted to his eye socket last week. Dr. Paul N. Fleming, who performed the delicate surgery last week, said Hoffman could distinguish between light and dark already. But a Johns Hopkins specialist who preferred not to be named said that similar operations had been done in the past and the cornea of the rabbit “invariably” became opaque in a few weeks or months. WITHOUT WPA JOBS- Relief Prospect ( bloomy JUDGE PICKS HEREFORD CHAMPS Paving Ends, IN WEST TEXAS FAIR'S BARNS 107 Off Jobs Largent and Stevens of Brownwood and Wimberly of Sweetwater Divide Honors The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Fair toni«ht and Wednesday. West Te**s: Fair tonight and Wednes-lay. East Texas Fair in veal portion, partly •loudy In east portion tonight and Wed-ie aday. Highest temperature veaterdav .    94 lowest temperature (hi* morning    02 TEMPERATl’RES Mon.    Tues. 10 11    ...... 12 ...... Sunrise . Sunset .. •    8:30    p.m.    8:30 a m >rv thermometer    83    82 Vet thermometer ae    ss p.m. .    91 93 .    94 . 94 . 91 . 86 . 83 . 78 . 75 .• 73 .    71 . 88 a.m. 87 FAIR letatlve humidity 28 83 88 86 64 63 62 62 63 68 80 85 88 6.35 ... .6:20 12:39 p m 90 63 21 By HARRY HOLT Largent A Stevens of Brownwood and Wimberly Hereford farm of Sweetwater were principal money winners In the West Texas fair Hereford show this morning. Fred Wimberly showed his champion herd sire. leo Domino, to the championship over champions of the four divisions. Two of these belonged to Largent and Stevens and the fourth to Dorothea Griffin of Lawn. However, Largent and Stevens came back to win the female championship with Duchess Domino 13th, winner of the junior heifer class. Both monies for the best pair of calves went to Largent and Stevens and they got first on the get of sire, ‘ with second going to Wimberly. Hundreds of ranchers, Hereford breeders and cattle fanciers from many sections of West Texas gathered in the automobile building for judging of the classes that was not completed until I p. m. Geo. W. Barnes, animal husbandman of the Texas A. and M. extension service, was judge. He praised the 75 head shown highly. Placing of animals was difficult due to the number of outtsanding animals that filled the barn. The quality of animals -sr exceeded expectations. Dorothea Griffin of Lawn copped one blue ribbon in the senior yearling bull clast with the good animal, Ellison Domino 36th. Bill Brown of the Noodle Hereford Farm, Merkel, showed the cow, Mae West. to first place In the class for cows. D. IL Jefferies of Abilene was second with the cow, Miss Domino loth, and also stood third with Miss Modesty 2d. Frank Maberry of McCaulley won first in the senior yearling heifer class with Verona 4th. and the White Hat ranch of Blackwell was second with Ma-belle 30th. Largent A Stevens won the other twi classes with Miss Publican 9th and th* grand champion Duchess Domino 13th. Arledge Stock Farm, Knox City, Grissom A Smallwood, Abilene, and John Sedwkk of Albany also showed ribbon winners. Tickets on Sole For S'woter Come Reserve seats for the football game Friday between Sweetwater and Abilene high schools were placed on sale today at Frank Myers drug store. The reserved section, between the 40-yard on the west side. will sell for 75 cents. General admission I tickets bn mirchased at the stadium I for 50 cent*.    | Unto several new applications for WPA project are filed soon, Taylor county will be faced with the prospect of caring for more than 400 additional families by direct relief, B. C. Rogers, area PWA engineer estimated today. Failure of Abilene citizens to take advantage of the PWA street paving project yesterday caused the laying off of 107 men. despite the fact that See RELIEF, Pg. ll. Col. I Joe Reichman Not to Be Here Members of Joe Reichman’s band will play their engagement • here tonight • without their leader, according to a press dispatch early this afternoon from Dallas. Reichman, in the hospital, sine* an automobile wreck last l^day,1 is in Dallas for observation of his injuries The band was scheduled for a jitter-bug concert at 3:30 o'clock today:    for    the Texas Cotton festival tonight at t o'clock, and the royal ball at Hotel Wooten at IO p. rn. The musicians had not arrived at 1:30, but were expected shortly. France to Send Envoy to Rome Government Asks Dictator Power; Cabinet Approves PARIS, Oct. i—(AP)—Premier Daladier told the chamber of deputies today that his meeting with Rctchsluehrer Hitler at Munich last week marked the beginning of an jra of friendly relations between France and Germany. The premier, reading his ministerial declaration on t he four-power agreement over Czechoslovakia, declared Fi ance had decided to send an ambassador to Rome to resume cordial relations with Italy. France has not had an ambassador in Rome since 1936. due to her refusal to recognize the Italian conquest of Ethiopia. While Daladier started reading the declaration to a jammed rhamber of deputies, his finance minister. Paul Marchan-deau. said in the corridor the government insists parliament vote in full financial and economic decree powers tonight. He said the powers, which would amount to a virtual temporary dictatorship, would be requested until December 13, and that Daladier would stake the life of his government on the issue. Daladier, in the name of the entire government, paid homage to the I “courage of the Czechoslovak nation and Its leaders.” He declared Czechoslovakia's npre.s^nt trials enable it to "reforge HUBBY GAINS RIGHT TO TAKE DOG FOR WALK SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 — (UP)—Mr. and Mrs. William Hurd appeared here in a divorce action. There was no dispute over alimony or who should get the divorce. They quarreled, however, over who should receive custody of Bingo,” a fox terrier pup. It was settled in a compromise. Mrs. Hurd was awarded custody of the dog Hurd was allowed permission to take it for wa las on Sundays. President Begs Labor Accord ; Neighbor Cities Sending Entries For Procession Duchesses Arrive To Take Parts in Royal Cotton Fete By MAURINE ROE Tnrlo" {„ par!)da dav at the West Texas fair. At 5 o'clock, the mast colorful street pageant in Abilene's history will start rolling—the second annual Royal Cotton parade. Secrecy cloaks the design and decoration or the more than ®0 floats entered in the spectacle, but there s no doubt about the pep and musical entries. NEIGHBORS ENTERED Bands, drum corps, pep squads— these will be here from all the towns around, and hundreds of visitors are expected to Join the throng Grandstand Price Bargain in Force For Ladies at Fair CONVENTION HALL. HOUSTON. Oct. 4— (UP)—President Roosevelt today appealed to the warring far-1 tions of organized labor to make peace, warnvng that co.iiinued strife "Is bound to injure the workers themselves.” In a message to President William Green of the American Federation of Labor, read at the second day’s session of the organization’s annual convention, the president hoped that the A. F. of L. meeting “will leave open every possible door of access to peace and progress In the affairs of organized labor ” Without referring directly to the i rival Committee for Industrial Organization headed by John L. Lewis. the message said: “If leaders of organized labor can It, politic.! unity." He .ho p.,d    ‘“k«,p    *•» {**« »«*«>> r.u    opinions    and factions of la bor with the country and prevent WfPks..    •    — reaction which otherwise is The cabinet    toci.y un.nlmou*, S...“ ‘"Jur' the *'ork're ,hrn” approved Premier Dandlers plan  ......___. All business and professional mrn in Abilene will close down their businesses tomorrow at noon to attend the West Texas Free fair on Abilene Day. Eddie Cockerell, secretary of the Retail Merchants association, said the drugstores would probably close from 12 to 6 o’clock tomorrow. of Abilenians who turn out downtown for the parade, as well as for the record-breaking entertainment program doing on night and day this week at the West Texas Free Fair gornuds on South Seventh street. Sweetwater's colorful band and pep squad will be on hand. Merkel will be represented by both band and pep squad. Loraine has booked appearance of its band and pep squad. Coleman will be present with band and pep squad. Ranger on the east, is sending its band and pep squad. Santa Anna will be here— bandster* and pepsters. Roby has entered a drum corps and pep squad. Hamlin is sending pep girls for parade appearance. Cisco high schol band will be here. Local groups to appear are Abilene high school's black and gold band and pep squad. McMurry college drum corps, Abilene Christian See FAIR. Pg. I. Col. I Grandstand "bargain” for th* West Texas Free fair was announced today for women of West Texas. In this Issue of the Abilene Reporter-News, the fair association is carrying an advertisement which includes a coupon. Presentation of the coupon with a gentlemans paid admission will entitle his lady to free admission. The “bargain" goes Into effect with this afternoon's midget auto races at 2 o'clock. Admission there is 50 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. The same reduction holds for the Beutler Brothers rodeo tonight and the remaining evenings of the fair. The gentleman’s ticket will be 75 cents, the lady fr$e on a coupon. The “two for one” rate also will prevail at the hors* races, the fair association announced. Oil Suit Foes to Compromise AUSTIN. Oct. 4. —(UP)— The United Press was informed by a usuall yreliable source today that a compromise of the state’s *17,850,000 oil trust penalty suit for *450,000 will be recommended to State Dist. Judge J. D. Moore today. Forfeiture and permit cancellation proceedings will be dropped against the defendants except the Texas Petroleum Marketers’ association. The terms, said to have been agreed upon at lawyers' conferences, are in line witn suggestions from the bench by Judge Moore yesterday in asking that an attempt be made to settle the litigation without trial. Ship After Youth HONOLULU. T. H., Oct 4.-(UP) —The Coast Guard cutter Roger B. Taney was ordered on a 1,310-mile sea trip today on a radioed report that one of four colonists on Jarvis island in the South Pacific was seriously ill. tribute to British collaboration with France “during .these difficult ^ for decree t powers to ' §ebui^ France s ecfrhomy and finances.” The premier's proposal, whictj was to be submitted to parliament 'after two cabinet meetings, the second meeting with President Albert Lebrun. LONDON, Oct. Tax Collections Off to Good Start County and state tax collections for 1938 got off to a good start tilts )—Earl Bald-1    Assessor Collector Patterson dth $2,100 the first two days. In addition 4-^**    ______ v in, Neville ChambHPlaln's predeces- I reP°rted this morning, with sor as prime minister, today endors- j pald ed Chamberl#n's Munich accord 10 the Property taxes, the office is-while the angry opposition renewed sued 28 P°IJ receipts this week fits assault on that pact for the dis- "Tile collections have started memberment of Czechoslovakia. somewhat better than we had hop-^ While Baldwin spoke the labor ed’ Pierson said, “but we are ex-oppasition in the house of commons    them to show even more bitterly assailed Chamberlain for the imProvement as the pay period four-power Munich agreement. j progresses." FAIR PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS .    ®    TODAY Midget auto races, grandstand, 2 p. rn. Joe Retchmans jitterbug concert and audience festival, Fair Park auditorium. 3:30 p. rn. Royal Cotton Parade, downotwn, 5 p. rn Beutler Brothers rodeo, grandstand, 8 p. rn. Texas Cotton Festival and Joe Reichman orchestra, 8 p. rn. Fair Park auditorium. Cotton Festival dance, IO p. rn. Wooten. WEDNESDAY ABILENE DAY. Taylor county day, McMurry college, IOOF day, Brown, Coleman. Runnels and Coke county day. Jersey show at arena, 9:30 a. rn. Horse races, grandstand, 2 p. rn. Joe Reichman orchestra auditorium, 4 p. rn. Texas Cotton Festival coronation, auditorium. 8 p. rn. Beutler Brothers rodeo, grandstand, 8 p. rn. Coronation Grand ball, IO p. rn. Wooten hotel. ;

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