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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' I    OWM NEWSPAPER VOL. LYM I, NO. 127.®be Hbtlme Reporter"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE!OH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT «OES"-Byroif (MIM PNM ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES AMMtoM PRM (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSAS DEVELOPMENTS MOVE FAST- fiiJ ¥ uiiVriuuiiiM f u a nuA    •»    •    $    » • * #Serve Injunction Papers To Halt Promising’s Oil Test On Midway • • J. P. Orders Case Hearing For 5 OCIock Contract Depth Of 60 Feet For Test Is Reached Developments moved fast1 this morning in injunction proceedings to halt operations on the Promising Oil company No. I City of Abilene Fair Park, exhibition test well on the midway of the West Texas free fair. SIGN TO GO UP A. J. cArt) Frazier, contractor for the test, was served with citation papers this morning by Constable W. T. McQuary before he could leave his office for his Jones county shinnery hideout. Frazier previously had announced he would be at the rig location this afternoon to meet any and all comers. He was defiant in announcing, also. that the contract depth of 60 feet had been reached by the crew last night. Lon A. Smith, member of the Texas railroad commission, was guest today at the Abilene club for a noon luncseon given by local oil operators. He was Invited to attend the West Texas free fair today to appear on program for oil men's dar. M. L. Bird was in charge of an Informal program for the luncheon. It's Horst Racing Day Again- ACTION-HUNGRY FANS EAGER TO WATCH THE BANGTAILS CAVORT BEFORE GRANDSTAND AT WEST TEXAS FAIR This Is the day tor hor se races. That was the word going around this morning as Abilenians penciled the star-studded West Texas ■fair program preparatory to celebrate Abilene Day, ©eglnmng at noon. All week the action-hungry fans have been waiting eo see the bangtails cavort around the fast five- eighths mile track In front of the grandstand. Horsemen have caught the spirit and have cooperated to give a fine card, entering their best horses in the six races beginning promptly at 2 p. rn. One of the feature races of the afternoon will be the cow pony race with nine crack roping horses ready for the starter s signal. Many of the horses that galloped last year are back at the stables this year and practically the same jockeys are back. They are J. Meeks, D. filcher, A. Perry, E. Mercer. L. Hamilton, W Parker. S. Warren, L. Slape and B. Armstrong. Some of the familiar horses are Jesse James, Polly Shaw, Joe Taylor, Single Sue, Texas Tech, Dancing Diana, House Warmer, Dr. Jimmie, Grand Title, Scholar Girl and others. This afternoon's feature race is the fifth one which is a mile run for three year olds and up. Races will be again Thursday and Saturday afternoons beginning at 2 o’clock. Another rodeo of world championship caliber is slated at 8 o’clock tonight and a capacity crowd is expected with reduced admission prices and so many visitors in town. Customers attending the op ming performance repeated last night and again went away singing praise of the performance No performance of the western sport has ever been presented in Abilene before that afforded such thrilling riding events The Buetler Brother's show is tops and the entire program is run off in exactly two hours. Gene Hamilton of Silver City, N. M. won the steer bulldogging contest last night, recording a time of 9 seconds Second went to Bill Van Vactor with 10.4 seconds; and Bill Hancock of Roswell, N. M, and Roy Ross of Sayre, Okla., tied for third In 14 seconds. Special numbers were presented by Joe Williams and Rex Felker, trick ropers; Don Wilcox and Cecil Cornish, trick riders; educated horse and Brahma bull by Cornish. The Hardin - Simmons Cowboy band is playing throughout the show. CITY QUIET, FAIR GROUNDS JAMMED- Abilenians Take Off for Day At Free Fair HERE ARE FEW OF WEST TEXANS LOOKING OVER AREA'S FINEST HEREFORDS AT FREE FAIR EXHIBIT ^0]0g,Qt],OIlS DllG To Swell Gate Justice of the Peace Theo Ash said a sign would be placed on the test notifying of a cease and desist order. Ash also ordered a hearing on the case for 5 o'clock this afternoon in the “little supreme court.” justice court of precinct I. place I. at the Taylor county courthouse. He subpoenaed a list of 21 veniremen from which a jury will be chosen. They are:    J. C. Hunter, Mat Grisham. Tom Grisham, George Woodward. George Callihan. Sherwood B Owens. Hal Hughes. Charles Sanger, Jap Johnson. S C. Herring. Sam Hodges. Brooks Dozier, Curley Arnold, M. R. Kiser. Ralph G. Fleming, G. P. Crutchfield. Earl Guitar, Dale H Dom, P S Kendrick. Pete Booth and R. J. Jones. Aah said if anv failed to appear, they would he found in contempt and sentenced to three days in jail. Ed King, of Grisham A King, attorneys for the defense, said the Promising Oil company would fight to the last slush pit. Joining the plaintiffs this morning was Andrew M. Howsley, who said he represented independent operators of the area and also the Hardly Able Oil company. Howsley is an Albany attorney. Injunction proceedings were Instigated by the S. B Roberts company, the In and Out Oil company and others. The others included J M. Sheesley, owner of Sheesley s Mighty Midway, carnival at the fair. Dist. Judge Milburn S Long, as attorney for the plaintiffs, presented the petition to Ash shortly after the test was spudded Monday night. The injunction was granted. It alleged that Ungren & Frazier, contractors. and the Promising Oil company, are unfair to labor, producers, contractors, roughnecks, See TEST, Pf. 9, Col. I VISim’L. Roy Largent of Brownwood, left, took time out yesterday at the Hereford show to talk things over with John Sedwick. Albany banker and Hereford breeder. Both were exhibitors. FROM OUT OF TOWN They came to see the Herefords from surrounding counties. Dibrell Brothers of Coleman. left, were snapped at the showing here as they chatted with F. W. Alexander, extreme right, and W. T Magee of Albany. All were high in praise for the West Texas fair. THEY’RE INTERESTED T. E. Arledge, left, drove over from Roscoe with his youngest son, Billie. right, to see cattle from the Arledge Stock farm of Knox City. Roy Arledge. center, is a son and showed some prize winning cattle. WHITE HAT MEN Here are operators of the White Hat ranch, Blackwell, framing plans for the future. They are Wm. Gibbs, left, general manager, and Comey Engle, right, herdsman. The White Hat ranch has six animals at the fair. WAGING LOSING FIGHT- Benes Quits Czech Resignation Is Not Surprise FAIR PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 40,000 Out For Series Opener Sky Overcast And Cool; Lee, Ruffing Pitted 8core by innings: Yankees ........020    xxx xxx Cubs ...........OOI    xxx xxx WRIGLEY FIELD. Chicago. Oct. 5.—(iP)—Cheered on by a near-ca-paoity crowd of more than 40,000, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs met today in the first game of the 1938 world series. The weather was cool with the sky somewhat overcast, although the sun broke through intermittently. A brisk wind blew across the diamond, from the left field corner. Both managers stood pat on their previously announced pitching selections and lineups. Louisiana Bill Lee. 22-game winner and hero of the Cubs’ last-month drive to the Natienal league pennant, started for Chicago. Big Charley (Red) Ruffing, also a right-hander, who paced the Yanks’ . itching staff to the American league championship, hurled for New York. Augie Galan’s leg injury, suffered a week ago, forced Manager Hartnett to use the outfield with which the Cubs wound up the season. This shifted Frank Demaree. from right tai covet Galan’s left field position md brought the weak-hitting Paul Cavarretta into, right field. HORSE RACES, grandstand 2 p. rn. BEUTLER BROS, rodeo, grandstand. 8 p. rn. TEXAS COTTON CORONATION, auditorium. Rpm. GRAND COTTON BALL. IO p. rn., Hotel Wooten. THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS WEST TEXAS LIONS CLUB Day. Hardin-Simmons university Day. WOW Day. Veterans' Day, Callahan, Shackelford, Eastland, Throckmorton, Stephens County Day. Horse and Mule show, livestock arena, 9:30 a. rn. Horse Racing, 2 p. rn., grandstand. Beutler Brothers Rodeo, grandstand, 8 p rn. Exhibits, livestock show. Sheesley midway. Reich Demands Czech Payment Nazi Financial Experts Draw Up Bill For 'Damages Inflicted On Sudetens' (Copyright, 1938 by the Associated Press) BERLIN. Oct. 5—German claims for “reparations for injustices inflicted by the Czechs on the Sudetens since 1918’’ loomed today as a formidable obstacle to completion of a peaceful settlement of Germany's quarrel with Czechoslovakia. German financial experts were understood to be busy already drawing up a bill for such damages, and informed observers believed Reichs-fuehrer Hitler would press the reparations demands as insistently as his previous ones. A foreign office spokesman said this question was one of several difficulties confronting the international commission for supervision of the cession of Sudetenland, which |---- resumed its deliberations at the foreign office today. Others were delimitation of the fifth zone of German occupation and determination of a just basis for plebiscites in doubtful areas of Czechoslovakia. Neutral observers believed Hitler’s reparations claims would furnish a powerful incentive for Czechoslovakia to fall into line economically with Germany as soon as possible. It was considered sure Germany would make easier terms for payment of reparations if Czechoslovakia became part of her Danubian economic system. Benes Successor To Founder of Little Republic PRAGUE, Oct 5—(UPI—Eduard Benes, resigned president told the people of Csechoslova-kia farewell tonight In a message urging them to work with pride for “the great ideal’’ of a nation and a state. PRAGUE. Oct. 5.—(UP)— President Eduard Benes resigned today after a losing fight to prevent German absorption of the Sudeten area of Czechoslovakia. IN OFFICE SINCE 1935 The resignation of the chief of state, who had held his little republic together as long as possible under pressure of tremendous events, was not unexpected although It had been denied several times recently he intended to step down. Presidency M'MURRY, COCA COLA FLOATS WIN FIRSTS IN FAIR PARADE Cisco Takas Class A Band Contest, Santa Anna Band and Pepsters Win McMurry college’s float decorated by a led by Hugh Fellows, head of the speech department, and presenting famous dramatic characters carried off top honors yesterday afternoon in the decorated float division of the Royal Cotton parade through downtown Abilene. Serving on the float committee with Fellows were Jennie Tate, mathematics professor, Mrs. E. F. Connor, art director, and Mrs Robert B. Wylie, fine arts dean. The Coca Cola Bottling company book theme Merkel In the band and pep squad committee division. D. H. Jefferies, president of the fair association, and Merle Gruver. secretary’ of the association and new manager of the Abilene chamber of commerce, led the parade. Abilene high school s black and gold band (not competing) followed the leaders. First float was the horse drawn carriage sponsored by the National Thespian club of high school. In keeping with the festival theme King and Queen cotton of 1937 were presented on the float sponsored by Rodeo and Royalty Tops Day's Card; Lon Smith Guest of Westex Oil Men Abilene took off at noon today to take in the West Texas Fair. All was as quiet as the Fourth of July by noon, when downtown places of business closed, and managers, owners, clerks started moving toward the Fair grounds on South Seventh street. Professional men left their offices and went by home for their families. Druggists and their employes joined the procession. The picture was in reverse at the exposition grounds. After a morning that drew much activity    on    the    grounds,    the big    jam started. The crowds started surging    in    with    many    of    the visitors taking lunch on the grounds ( *---— at the concession stands, making ready to join in day’s events which will be topped off with rodeo and royalty. ITS ABILENE DAY This is ABILENF HAY. It also Is Oil Men s Day, Taylor County day. McMurry College day, IOOF day, Brown, Coleman, Runnels and Coke I county day. Visiting delegations wera due to swell the attendance. That has been true since the fair opened. Yesterday, more than 300 representatives of Haskell county were on the grounds. The guests also came from Stamford, Sweetwater, Colorado, Ballinger, Coleman. Albany, Hamlin, Aspermont, and all around. Aspermont was on the way here early this afternoon with guests for the Texas Cotton Festival. Odd Fellows and Reoekahs of West Texas were visiting together at the fair today. Mrs. H. C. Archibald had prepared to register guests by the scores, at the general information booth in front of the West Texas Utilities sound booth. Oil men were to have a? their guest Lon Smith, Texas railroad commission member. Oil men were all set to witness the drilling of the Promising Oil company No. I, city of Abilene, Fair park, spudded Monday. The Chemical Process company of Breckenridge had “promised’’ to treat the test with acid. HORSE RACFS TO START With Abilenians out on a holiday, attendance at the opening horse races of the week was expected to put hundrr s on the grandstand this afternoon. Likewise Abilene Honors Divided In Dairy Show F. E. Walker of Ranger Is Major Winner In Event Honors in the West Texas fair dairy show were well divided among half a dozen breeders It was revealed at noon when judging had been completed by Dr. Verne A. Scott of John .Tarlton college, Stephenville. F E. Walker of Ranger, a major 4 winner, showed Victor Sybil Dreamer. a three-year-old, to the championship for Jersey bulls. He also had the best young herd and aged herd and won the get of sire contest. Price Self of Tuscola showed the grand champion Jersey cow, Gamboge Bobbette Beauty, a two-year- old. Sam Kennedy is superintendent of the dairy show that drew 67 choice animals. Attack Rail Claim WASHINGTON. Ort. 5—(/Pl—Labor attorneys sought to refute today a contention by witnesses for the railroads that wages must come down 15 per cent to save the industry from bankruptcy. NOT ON BACK PAGE Because It is Impossible to print color advertising on any page except the back page. Campbell’s have graciously given their regular position to CONOCO in today’s paper. See CAMPBELL’S advertisement on Page Three. THE ABILENE R SPORTER-NEWS Daladier Wins Decree Power PARIS, Oct. 5.—i;P)—The senate today voted to grant Premier Edouard Dandlers cabinet powers to govern France by decree until November 15, powers already approved by the chamber of deputies. The senates vote was 286 to 4 The chamber had voted the decree powers by 331 to 78. with 204 abstentions, after a stormy all-night session in which the premier met much more opposition than in tr>e previous debate on approval of the four-power pact of Munich The chamber approved that accord for dismemberment of Czechoslovakia to save Europe’s peace by 535 to 75. Daladier did i ot pin the life of his cabinet on the senate vote, since hl3 demand for decree powers was assured of easy acceptance. up the music. Competing with the rodeo for won first in the semi-commercial the Abilene chamber of commerce, day was slated to boost rodeo at-j.    Princes* Grisham and Stevens tendance. After all, the show is float division. Santa Annas band presented on the Business and Pro-, tops, with Beutler Brothers sending and pep squad placed first in that fessional Women s club float. Visit- fast stock and fast cowboys into the class. Cisco won the class A band ing duchesses rode in 1939 model arena. There’s color In the event contest for bands only. Coleman led automobiles furnished by Abilene I too, with the Cowboy band pepping the class B group and Loraine head- dealers, and King and Queen Cotton ,    of 1938, their identities still unreed the class C g up.    I veftied rode maske(J in the parade. The mile long parade inaugrating Although not a prize winner, one the two day Texas Cotton Festival of the floats attracting much com- ment was that sponsored by the Ab- RodSO 50 CdltS ilene police department urging cooperation of all citizens in campaigns for safety and aaginst crime On the float under the captions “Mother was Driving 60“ and “Dad Didn’t Stop” were a group of chil- See FAIR, Pf. 9, Col. 8 * * * of the West Texas Free fair was one of the most elaborate and colorful ever presented In Abilene. More than 60 business concerns and civic j organizations were represented and 15 college and high school bands, pep squads and drum corps livened the line of march while groups of dren elaborately bandaged as if horsemen added a touch of the old they had been in an automobile west to the display.    wreck Other winners were Taylor Coun- A jail trailer captioned “The End ty Tuberculosis association. Bust- °t the Drunken Driver’’ was drawn I ness and Professional Women's club behind the main float, and Safeway Stores in the decorat- The Abilene Booster club float ed float division. West Texas Utili- j was dominated by a huge silver ties and the A. B. Robertson Imple- milk bottle, symbol of the drive for I ment company in the semi-commer- funds to supply undernourished cial float division. Sweetwater and school children with milk. Beginning this evening admission price for the rodeo performances before the grandstand at the West Texas Fair will be 50 cents, a reduction of 25 cents. Merle Gruver. Fair manager, announced this morning, the 50-cent price will be effective tonight. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. In view of the fact that the rodeo being offered at the fair is one of the finest available in the United States, it was hoped patronage of this feature would pick up greatly this evening. Probers Turn to Bund Rifle Ranges WASHINGTON. Oct. 5.—iffy—The house committee investigating un-American activities began study today of reports of use of firearms and rifle ranges by the German-American bund. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tonight and Thursday Writ Texas:    Fair    tonight; Thuraday partly cloudy. Fast Texas; Generally fair tonight and Thursday except cloudy on lower coaat. Highest temperature yesterday ... 93 Loweat temperature this morning 67 TEMPERATURES Tuea. 1 ...... 2 ...... 3    ...... i ...... 5 ...... 6 ...... 7 ...... 8 ...... 9    ...... 10    ...... 11    ...... 12 ...... Sunrise .. Sunset .., 6:30 p.m 6.30 a m. Dry    thermometer    *4    68 Wet    Thermometer    61    #4 Relative humidity    23    80 p.m. . 90 Wed. am. 71 FAIR 70 70 69 69 68 67 68 72 77 81 81 .6 36 .... 6.19 12:39 p m. 87 86 31 92 93 93 90 85 82 78 77 75 73 70 Britain Will Not Exclude Reds - LONDON, Oct. 5.—(JP)—Sir John Simon declared before the house of commons today that Britain had no desire to shut the Soviet union out of “any future settlement of Europe.’* EDI ARD BENES Benes became president of Czechoslovakia in December, 1935, succeeding the founder of the republic, the late Thomas G. Masaryk. The Munich agreement of the I four big powers, compelling Czechoslovakia to cede the Sudetenland to Germany, represented a complete failure of the foreign policy with which Benes had been closely associated since the founding of the state 20 year^ago. The pressure of Britain and Fiance to compel Benes and his government to accept submission to the terms of Adolf Hitler proved a tremendous blow. Benes, had been the target for bitter attacks by Hitler and other German leaders and for a scathing campaign of denunciation rn the German press. 0 U. S. Courtroom Goes On Air For the first time in the United ; States that Judge T. Whitfield Davidson, federal court judge, can remember, a program was broadcast from the United States courtroom. Judge Davidson admitted eight Central West Texas residents citizenship papers Tuesday afternoon, and the program was broadcast over KRBC, local radio station. The program was suggested by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the court gave Its consent. In his address Judge Davidson stressed this fact: “People sometime use the statement that The constitution of the United States is growing old and antiquated.’ This may betrue of laws or statues. It is not true of the United States constitution anymore than it is of the Ten Commandments for truth, honor, virtue or charity. The constitution only deals with these fundamental rights of man. These rights embodied I" the states are what make America great.” Judge Davidson also _watch the ^United an idea In his address he said: “The production of the States constitution is now handed down by idealists, but it is the the wisdom of the ages. America tried to exist without a president, senate or supreme court from 1776 to 1787, but found it couldn’t.” “Tile first constitutional meeting saw the big states givin" concessions to the smaller states, like in the senate where all states had can modify the government between the people and the general government except the people.” “The people have specific rights. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech,Hight of habeas corpus, protection of life, liberty and property, and no imprisonment by lebt.” “Under the constitution we .lave the richest nation on earth. We have more railroads, more highways, more public schools and more newspapers than any other two nations in the World. We have more equal strength^ * ....   “Nobody    can    modify    the    contract,______ . aliens applying for Citizenship j between the states and the federal j accumulated* gold than all the na-promise to “defend and uphold the government except the states. Con- lions together. And we are the cnstitution of the United ’States.” | gress can not do it. Likewise no on*1 [ most free, people in the world.” ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 5, 1938

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