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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas BEFORE KILLING Assassin Shoots Down Bulgarian Army Commander L Bulgaria. Oct i dav bv man believed to be m wounded. No reason for the committed suicide immed-! m. Abilene 'was described by this source as a change Telegraph, British news' Police were investigating I lately after the attack) The slayer, whose name was giv- I former Bulgarian army major, who agencies said the assassin turned theory that the assassination was Ivan Peeff, 70-year-old chief j Macedonian. j aer was known. i Tne was by en by one vassoff, was two months ago was released from his on himself and was taken j part of a plot in which others of staff of the Bulgarian army, was Major Stoyanoff, an aide aceom- 1 (A- Sofia dispatch to Haras, police as Stoiu Yossiphoff. The as- said to have 15 shots from prison. i 1o a hospital seriously wounded but uirolred, but neither police nor mil- shot and killed in a Sofia street to-j panying the general, was badly 1 French news agency, said the as-j sassination occurred at p. two revolvers at General Peeff. He (Dispatches to Reuters and conscious.) iitary authorities gtve details. WEST TEXAS' t Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'JCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron VOL LV1II, NO. 132. Cmttti ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS GENERAL RAIN ROUTS DROUTH OVER AREA BLAMES HIS EARS ON TEACHERS DESPITE CUBS' LOSS IN SERIES, JOHNNY ENGLISH STILL CLINGS TO LIFE CHICAGO, Oc'. j dition by Mercy hospital au- i spent a restless night. Johnny English, 14, who is dy- ing from cancer but whose in- terest in the Chicago Cubs has been one factor in keeping him alive was reported in "fair" con- thorities today. His nurse said he had been downcast yesterday after the Cubs' final loss at the hands of the New York Yankees and had He was stricken by neuroma last April. A month ago phy- sicians said he had only three weeks to live. But he became interested in- the Cubs' drive for the National league pennant and continued to live. His physician had said his will to live apparently had been strengthened by their pennant victory and hoped that he would live long enough to see them win the series. The physician holds no hope for Johnny's recovery, neuroma, a cancerous disease which fol- lows along the nerve, usually is fatal within a few weeks. IN 'DOUBLE FEATURE' FIGHT- High Court to Hear Movie Chain This young chap, who calls himself Philip Shafer of Boan- oke, Ya., has big ears. That's the point. Philip showed up in New York the other day. ex- plaining that, his ears stand out because his teachers used to pull them. He was goinsr tn have ?em remodeled, he said (that's the plastic surgeons" hand, pull- ing tiie and then campaign everlastingly to make school beards make teachers stop pull- ing pupil's ears. Maybe it sounds pretty screwy, but Philip him- self is very serious abo'-t it- KNIFE IN BACK Russians Brand Lindbergh liar Airmen Claim Data Given Chamberlain Caused Surrender of Czechoslovakia MOSCOW, Oct. Russia's leading- airmen today solemnly denounced CoL Charles A. Lindbergh in a state- ment accusing him of spreading lies about Soviet air strength to give Prime Minister Chamberlain of Britain arguments for the surrender of Czechoslovakia, The Soviet statement apparently arose from unverified re- ports in two London newspa- j pers that Lindbergh had been j critical of the Soviet air force. 3EEXTIONED IX COMMONS (Lindbergh has made no comment on the reports. It -Eras not known immediately whether he had ever ret-umed to England after his visit to Moscow in August. (His visit to Russia figured in a guarded statement during; house of commons debate last Thursday. Ellen Wilkinson, la- borite, said that "influential people" had told Chancellor Hitler thai in no circumstances would Britain fight for Czecho- slovakia, and added that "it is a very serious thing that when a very prominent Ameri- can airman" was being lunched by these people, "they assured him it was impossible for this country to do anything" because Germany's airforce was "better than the Russian. British and French The Moscow statement was signed oy 11 Soviet airmen, including Civil LE BOURGET, France, Oct. (AP) Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, and Mrs. Lindbergh took off in their plane from Le Bourget airport at p. m. today a. m.. Abilene time) and airport officials said they were bound for Berlin. Aviation Chief Vasily Molokoff. Ten of the group had been designated officially as "heroes of the Soviet union." Published in the communist party newspaper, Pravda, the statement called Lindbergh a "stupid liar, a lackey and a flatterer of German fascists." It accused Lindbergh of telling guests of Lady Astor in London that Germany's air fleet was power- ful enough to defeat the combined air strength of Prance. England, the Soviet union and Czechoslova- kia. His purpose, the statement said, to provide Chamberlain with arguments for handing over parts of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler. The statement characterized Lindbergh as a "has been" an.ong aviators, who recent- ly took advantage of Soviet hos- pitality toward Americans by barging into Moscow "without an invitation." A long-bladed knife plunged in his broad back, Sana Thomas stood like this for 20 minutes in Los Angeles while he waited for a doctor to remove the blade. A drunk, whom Thomas had refused a dime, stabbed him in the back as he turned to walk away. Doctors said Thomas had an even chance to live. Baptist Leader Dies BEAUMONT, Oct. Julian Harrison Pace, 60, president the executive board of the Baptist convention of Texas, who 3ied suddenly yesterday, will be Duried here tomorrow. McMurry Exes Meet Tonight Call for a meeting of all Mc- Murry college ex-students for to- night at o'clock at the Woo- ten hotel was emphasized this morn- I ing by Wiley Caffey, president of Abilene alumni and "exes." The call was issued Saturday, in Caffey's absence, by Earl Harris, vice president, and came in the wake of the resignation of Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, McMurry president. This win be the first meeting of Abilene ex-s udents since the spring commencement season. It was also pointed out that discussion of a successor to Brabham will be the paramount topic. Ex-students f-om other towns in this area have been invited to join in the session with tht Abilene group, said Caffey. Bench Refuses Mooney Review Action Taken on Approximately 300 Petitions Today WASHINGTON, Oct. supreme court to- day agreed to hear argument in the appeal of major picture distributors from a northern Texas federal district court de- cree prohibiting1 them from en- forcing- contractual clauses barring exhibition of their films on "double feature" pro- grams.. _ The action was one of approxi- mately 200 petitions for review up- on which the court acted today. MOOKET LOSES LAST PLEA The decree, issued by the district court in an anti-trust action brought by the government, en- joined the distributors from en- forcing clauses in their contracts j wiiich bar showing of'their pictures j which previously had been shown as first-run attractions, in theaters j charging less than 25 cents for adult admissions at night. The government contended that the clauses were put in the distributors' contracts at the behest of heads of the In- terstate Circuit, Inc-, which op- erates a chain of more than 100 theaters. Karl Hoblitzelle and H. J. OTton- nell, heads of the two chains, in- sisted that the distributors insert the prohibitions in their contracts so that films shown as first-run attractions in the Hobiitzelle or O'Donnell theaters would not in the future be shown in houses charging less than 25 cents or as half of double-feature programs. WASHINGTON. Oct. The supreme court today refused to review California state court de- cisions denying freedom to Thomas J. Mooney. serving a life sentence for conviction on charges of parti- cipating in San Francisco's 1916 Preparedness day bombing. The high court's action ap- parently terminates finally legal action in one of the most celebrated civil liberties fights of the century. Mooney's peti- tion to the high court was re- garded as a last resort in his battle to the conviction reversed. The notation of the court order list, denying the petition said that Justices Black and Reed" dissented. Specification of the dissents was almost, .unprecedented in the recol- lection of veterans court observers. j Only avenue now remaining j open to Mooney, it was believ- i ed, is a-further plea to the ex- See HIGH COURT, Pg. 8. CoL 3 In Air 45 TEXAS PILOTS LAND WITH. ENDURANCE RECORD TYLER, Oct. (UP) Rinefrock and W. B. McCuHough brought their damaged airplane to earth today after setting an unof- ficial endurance record for airplanes of less than pounds. They landed at a. nx, when the covering ripped off the fuselage of their plane. They had been in the air 45 hours and 17 minutes. This was more than eight hours better than the official record for planes of this class, which Finefrock and a companion set last November by remaining In the air 36 hours and 48 minutes. Finefrock hoped that the new record would be accepted as official by the National Aeronautical asso- ciation, although other pilots have claimed times ranging up to 105 hours. AFTER NLRB AFL Demands Revisions Body Opposes Smith on Board A TAIL-END GOES ROLLING ALONG BLACKE'S hind ore was hit by an he places just the same. His owner, Russell Stevens, of Danville, HL, adapted a lit- tle red cart to put Blackie's 'tonneau' on wheels and it didn't take the pup long to learn how to get around with only his front lees for motive power. Committee Lists Nine Proposals to Alter Wagner Act The Weather Texas May Lift Oil Shutdowns AUSTIN, Oct. Ernest 0. Thompson, chair- man of the Texas railroad commission, today bluntly notified the oil world that Tesas will not give up its oil markets to others, hy Saturday and Sunday closing-. He called for evidence at next Saturday's monthly oil pro- ration hearing on outside oil "usurping" Texas markets and "particularly whether the situation---------------------------------------------- could be corrected by lifting Sat- in December, 1337. urday and Sunday shutdowns. East Texas: Mostly cloud v scafered Highest temperature vesierdav _I.oxve5t temperature this aorriir.j? J -TEMPERATURES MOP.. p.m. S3 S3 S3 i. 79 74 74 73 73 Sunrise .....fi p.m. a.m. D Drv thermometer 79 68 TVst thermometer 61 B I :13 6fi 1 I "Just now oil is being im- ported into Texas from Mexico. South America, Louisiana and Arkansas." Thompson said. "This is 'shipping: coal to New- castle.' It is done only be- cause these oils have been made more available than Texas crude. We can correct this sit- uation by making Texas crude oil available in larger quanti- ties. More oil can be produced from Texas oil fields without physical ivaste." "We need the employment this extra production will Thompson said. "Labor needs lie pay that two additional days of production will bring them. Let's put these men back to work." Rodessa -was excepted because its pool extends across the state border. is a food demand for Thompson said. "AH that is worrviiig anybody is price. Fortunately this commission has never considered price in proratior, of oil. Price changes to meet competitive conditions. The reason control has been successful in Texas is that we have confinrd our efforts solely to the prevention of physical Markets not readily met are driven away from Texas and are hard to recover. Once lost they may never regained. We must not lose our establish- ed and rightful market. "The commission has always raised allowable production any- CONVENTION HOUSTON, Oct. American Federation of Labor delegates today demanded nine sweeping changes in the Wag- ner act and ordered a show- down with President Eoosevelt in the U. S. senate over his re- appointment of Donald Wake- field Smith to the National Labor Eelations board. The action came after President William Green vigorously assailed the National Labor board's admin- istratiqn cf the act. insisted upon changes in its personnel and de- manded a "square deal" under the New Deal's major labor agencv. REPLY DUE FDR Previously the convention had gone on record unanimously de- manding an immediate pardon for Tom Moor-sy, serving a life term in a California prison in connec- tion with the San Francisco Pre- paredness day bombing in 1919. Delegates were to give their re- ply later in the day to President Roosevelt's appeal and the demand from Daniel J. Tobin. head of the teamsters, that labor "make and keep the peace." It was to come on the report or tr.e -resolutions com- mittee on that part of the report of the executive council dealing with the rebel Committee for In- dustrial Orgo.r ization. The committee's report on the XLRB and its administra- tion of thr Wayner act was filled with bristling condemna- tion, It accused the agency of being "biased" toward the C. L O. and of seeking to des- troy A. F. L. unions. "Its primary consideration has been directed toward unwar- rented assumption of great pow- ers, reaching out and grasping for more and more jurisdiction, until the rights and privileges of free trade unions have been invaded, usurped and the report stated. Tr.e manner and method of ad- ministering the act has brought administrative Justice "into disre- pute." the committee saio. Typo Unionists Entertain Chief Delegates to AFL Convention Here- For District Meet Members of the North Texas Typographical conference, composed of members of the International Typographical union, in their semi- annual meeting here Sunday, were hosts to the president of I. T. U.. known throughout the world as a keystone of the American Federation of Labor since its inception, and as one of the world's strongest labor organizations- Claude M. Baker, I. T. U. presi- dent and three or the five U. delegaters to the American Federa- tion of laor, motored here from the A. F- Ij. convention in Houston, to attend the conference. It was held at the Taylor county veterans' clubhouse. Baker, the principal speaker, followed his appearance there a radio appearance over KRBC. VOICE PEACE DEMAND The conference voiced a demand that action be taken immediately to end labor's war between the AFL and the committee for industrial organization. This sentiment dove- tailed with that of President Baker, later expressed in his address, as well as that of N- M. DiPietro, Tar- rytown, N. Y.. who also spoke. L. H. Kreigbaum. Wichita Falls, confer- ence president, and E. L. Wliitaker, Except for July and August. Tex- where and at any time anybody as oil fields other than Rodessa, i had a customer or a market if the have been on five-day schedule oil could be produced without caus- since May 14. Prior to that, Sun- day closing hao been in effect since January 22, 193S. In East ing any excessive drop in reservoir pressure. Shall we let the store across the street take our business? Texas there were two Sunday shut- I Tt is up to Texas producers to get downs in November, 1937, and two j this business." Plane Crash Kills Two Hobbs Men HO3BS. N. M., Oct. Marshall Franklin and Andrew Al- len fell from a plane to their deaths on a couf course yesterday, their ship crashing apparently because of a downdraft. Both victims were Hobbs busi- nessmen and were about years old. Golfers witnessing the crash said the plane circled the golf course, plunged downward sudden- ly throwing Pilot Allen and Fran- Un out of their president of the Abilene Typograph- ical union, presided. Besides Baker. ITU delegates to the AFL, convention who ware pres- ent were DiPietro. D. Manning of Minneapolis, Minn., and G- L, Mitchell of Indianapolis, Ind., pres- ident of I. T. U. local No. 1, Indian- apolis is the ITU headquarters city. Baker's remarks bore largely upon ITU's future policy regarding oth- er elements in organized labor. "Confusion has been dissipat- ed, but much bitterness remains and there is little chance of any appreciable decree of unity." said Baker, referring to the conflict between John L- Lewis' CIO and the AFL. "In the past three or four years there has been opportunity, such as never existed before, for the labor movement to grow and achieve. Achievements have been spectacular but they would have been much greater "with he declar- ed. PREFERS JOIXT ACTION "I submit that there is only one national organisation of workers in the United States. A committee is not an organisation. The name com- mittee denotes an appointive body. We of the international Typograph- ical union are still a part of that national labor movement, and I See TYPO MEET, Pf. 8, CoL S Abilene's Fall .72 Inch, First Since July 24 Downpour Nearly Inch North Here, Moving to South The season's most serious drouth threat was cracked this morning by a slow-falling rain in a dozen West Texas conn- ties. While the amount of precipita- tion was too low to bring complete relief, it "was of immediate value and left hope for more as heavy clouds threatened to break wide open. FAR ABOVE NORMAL HERE By 9 o'clock this morning tht downpour in Abilene had amounted to .72 inch, the first appreciablo rain since July 24 when flood wat- ers threatened Port Phantom Hjri dam. The weatherman forecast more rain. The 1338 rainfall to date is 29-52 inches, far Ahead of the 13.74 inches for the same period in 1937. Normal precipitation for the year uj> to October 10 is 20.71 inches. Prospects for better conditions boomed as the downpour, varying from as prinkle to as much as two inches, spattered over the area. Perhaps the greatest benefit was to ranchmen who have ix.-eA faced with 'marketing their I'imbs arid, calves at below-par values. With a dry winter in prospect, many live- stockmen were preparing to sell lambs at the low price of 5 and 51-2 cents per pound. With plenty of rain now they will be able to hold on until the prices stride a stout medium. WHEAT ACREAGE CUT West Texas farmers who have harvested three-fourths of the coun- try's shortest cocton crop in years are turning their attention to the planting of small grain. Thousands of acres of land has been ready for fall planting since August, but growers have waited for rain. Some have "dusted in" the seed how- ever, and the rain is sufficient to bring that; crop up. The wheat acreage this fall, nevertheless, will be lowest in years in compliance with the government program to control over-production Where Taylor county farmers have been plant- ing approximately 50.000 acres, the qualified allowable in 1939 will be only acres, ac- cording to figures released from the county agent's office. In compliance, fanners will plant more oats, barley and rye, those crops not coming under the farm program. There also will be a larger row crop acreage. Pine grasses in pastures, withered in recent weeks, will be revived by the precipitation. Seep springs probably wi.1 stand water now and earthen tanks, already well sup- See RAINFALL, Pg. Cot 5 Haskell Death Charge Filed HASKELL, Oct. H. Tysinger. Kaskell filling station operator, was charged with murder in complaints filed Sunday after- noon after John Yancey Sr., 54- year-old well driller, was shot to death near Tysinger's filling sta- tion. Yancey died almost instantly af- ter 3. bullet from a .38 caliber re- volver penetrated his chest, just above the heart. Witnesse told of- ficers only a few words passed be- tween the men before the shooting. Mrs. Yancey told officers Tysinger had threatened to kill Yancey be- cause of his failure to pay Tysinger an debt. The Yanceys lived in a house belonging to Tysinger near his filling static- Tysinger's bond was set at after preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Pmre Clift Sunday afternoon. Bond had not be-n posted this morning. Grand jury investigation of the complaint will be made early next week. Disk Atty. Ben C" Chap- man said. Funeral for Yancey will be held Tuesday afternoon. The body is be- ing held at Holden's funoral home. Survivors are his widow and two sons, George and John Jr., of Dal- las.
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