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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas In Answer to Red Attack,Viscountess Astor Denies Lindy Made Light of Soviet Air Force - - See Page 3W)t Abilene tootler ★★★ EVENING'WITHOUT, OR    WITH OFFENSE    TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,”-Byron VOL LVI11, NO.. 133. IWM mn IUD ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER ll, 1938—TEN PAGES Associate* rim (AD PRICE FIVE CENTSLEWIS. GREEM HAY AIR ISSUE TOHIfiHT Without Landlord, Noah Didn’t Know What Trouble Was* LOS ANGELES, Oct. ll—(UP)—They had a new batch of trouble today out at zoopark. where the animals are about to be evicted because the rent hasn't been paid. Mrs. Usa Johnson, the explorer, informed zoo officials she was sending six African cheetahs to them as a gift. She said she knew officials would be happy to add them to their collection of animals. ‘‘Certainly,” Lawrence Larriabee, president of the zoo organization, said, “the cheetahs are nice. And we appreciate Mrs. Johnson’s kindness. But how are we going to keep those cheetahs unless we’ve got a zoo?” The sheriff didn’t take over yesterday as he had threatened. The eviction was delaved until city officials decided whether they wanted to make the zoo a municipal enterprise. Mayor Fletcher Bowron said it was a good idea for the city to takfc over; the only drouble seemed to be that the city doesn’t have much money it could use to operate a zoo.    * But there were plenty of persons willing to help. There was the California woman who would like to have a pair of monkeys the size of an organ grinder s. A man in Cincinnati wanted a boa con-* strictor, provided it was less than seven feet long. The man in Cincinnati is certain to be disappointed because zoopark doesn ’t have a boa constrictor.    #    • Pennsylvania republicans would appreciate it if they‘could get an elephant. But it was the man in Washington who bowled ’em over’. He wants a giraffe to use as a fruit picker. PENETRATING DARK DEPTHS— Rescuers Find Pair Lost in Cave Flashlight Lost, Angered at 'Standup'- Boys Stranded HUSKY SHOWGIRL SOCKS CROONING PUGILIST ON CLASSIC SNOUT Both to Recover Despite 48-Hour Underground Stay DOUGHERTY, Okla., Oct. ll Two college students were taken, alive and unharmed, from the mysterious caverns of the Arbuckle mountains today. They had been lost in the dark, pitch-black underground wilderness almost 48 hours. NEW YORK. Oct. ll.—(UP)— Jack Doyle, who Is considered a singer by fight fans and a fighter by music lovers took it on the nose early today in a night club fight. The soccer was a six-foot show girl. Doyle was punched on his classic nose in full view of scores of revelers In “Ehe Midnight Sun,” a Swedish late spot, as he sat with Michl Taka, a Japanese dancer in the night’ club revue. The socker was Elinor Troy, who accompanied her swing with a loud: •Stand me up. will you?” After the blow Miss Troy ran from the club and locked herself In her hotel room. Later she explained that Doyle had announced their engagement Sunday at another night club and had made a date for last night which he neglected to keep. WHIPPED BY WINDS- Raging Forest Fires Take 14 Lives Parents and friends had feared that they had drowned or were hopelessly lost in unexplored caverns so extensive that men. according to legend, have entered them and were nevre seen again. WAIT FOR RESCUERS The youths were Thurman K. Treadwell Jr., 18. and Hugh Glen Munroe, 17, students at the East Central State Teachers college. They put on their bathing suits, crawled Int" the cave, swam and waded across a subterranean pool a quarter mile long. They lost their flashlight, and. believing their only chance of rescue was to walt for a searching party, they stayed there in the cold and blackness until a party arrived early today. When they had not returned last night, Treadwell's father organized teachers and students of the college into a searching party. Finally they came upon the youths’ clothes near the tiny cave mouth high up on a mountain slope. College students and state highway patrolmen crawled into the hole There was no response to their shouts. Searchers took off their clothes and swam and waded across the quarter-mile length of underground lake and there, waiting for them, were the boys, cold, hungry, suffering from exposure, but otherwise unharmed. New Chittenden I -THEN CAME THE DELUGE Test Swabs Oil Official Gauge On Outpost May Be Delayed Week DISNEY, Okla., Oct. ll.—(AP)—It was tough when Disney was without water. It was Just as tough—or tougher—when water came. Short of supply since mid-July, residents left their faucets open constantly to catch every drop that entered the mains. City engineers found a good flow, hooked it on without notice. The new r-ater supply boomed into the mains, the faucets, the homes. Disney suffered a miniature flood. Flames Trap Two Families Parents Burn to Death Trying to Shield Children Fair Prexy Asks Accounts Be Paid A request for payment of all accounts owed the West Texas Free fair association and final bills on all accounts owed by the association was issued this morning by President D. H, Jefferies. “There are a number of advertisers in the catalogue and exhibitors at the fair who have not yet paid for their space.” Jefferies said. ‘ Probably $1,500 is outstanding and will be needed to pay off the fair premiums. We are also anxious to get final bills on all accounts owed by the fair so that we will know exactly where we stand.” According to the catalogue, premiums are to be mailed within IO days from the closing of the fair. Merle Gruver, secretary, said this morning that the prize winners were being re-checked and premium checks will be made out by Friday. ANSON. Oct ll—(SpD-West of Anson the Humble Oil and Refining No. I Chittenden today swabbed 44 barrels of oil in seven hours but it will probably be ten days before an official gauge Is obtained. Operators have encountered difficulty with drilling rn since moving off rotary rig used rn drilling the well. On the basis of this swabbing the well shoe11 be considerably better than pool discovery. Mack Hays and Monteur No. I Chittenden. Production is obtained from 3,010-22 feet, it is in subdivision ll, L. Kratz survey 335. Rig moved from the Chittenden well was placed in the Noodle area for Humble No. 2 Irwin, a twin test to its No. I Irwin and spudded last Friday. Today the operators were drilling past 1,800 feet in section 48-18-T&P. Southeast of Anson six new locations have been made for Ungren As Frazier on the Lon Stef fins traqt. All are in the southwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 32-15-TAsP. The same owners’ No. I Stef-fins hit production five feet higher than the pool discovery well producing from 1883 to 1909 feet. Test has been delayed due to pipe trouble. In the same area the Sandy Ridge No. 2 Steffins struck pay zone and operators estimate production to be better than in the No. 1 Steffins without being shot. Location is 440 feet east of the No. I. No Western Moyie- Rustlers Roaming Again? ■It's Serious Business British Airmen Die in Collision PWLLHELI, Wales, Oct ll—(Pi— TTree flying officers were killed today when two bombing planes of the Royal air force collided in midair near here. The Royal air force since January I has lost 167 officers and men killed in 90 accidents. Destruction of North Park School By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer ALBANY. Oct. ll-High-pitched voices rose and fell over the bellowing of disgruntled cattle that kept milling about in the circular corral, kicking up dirt to leave the earmark of the usual fall roundup. Big hats bobbed up over the corral fence, there was the familiar sound of boot heels encased in clinking spurs, and cattle were drifting from one lot to another. Yep, they’ve been branding cattle see those fresh brands and earmarks Wait a mrnute, what goes on here! see that fellow with a pistol swinging at his hip and a bright badge on his coat. He's an officer. And there’s a stockman from Merkel . . that fellow over there fingering those brands. What s that he is saying? it is something like I this: “Those are my cattle. I d swear I they are, but they are carrying I brands they didn’t have when stol-l en from my place in July. And I there's my calf too, why I would know it anywhere. But his right ear has been cut off, look the place hasn’t even healed. That s my cattle just as sure as God made little apples ” ‘‘Yeah. and look here,” said a Hamlin rancher, ‘‘if that splotched brand isn't ours. then I never saw one that looked more like it. I'd swear that heifer belongs on the ranch, and there is another one I'm not so sure about.” And on goes the conversation which is overheard at two ranches east of here where Shackelford county officers have confiscated more than IOO heac of cattle in a rustling racket that promises to be the biggest in modern West Texas history. Already two Shackelford county officers have recovered 52 head of animals stolen from their pastures. They have * made proper identification and moved the animals. Several dozen unclaimed animals continue to run the inspection line as scores of stockmen, officers and sight-seers visit the ranch with faint hope they may find just a few of the animals stolen from their places over a period of time. Yesterda,/ tentative identifications were made by ranchers from Hamlin, Merkel. Cisco, Putnam, Moran and Palo Pinto. Three suspects of the rustling racket are being held in jail at Albany, Breckenridge and Graham while local officers and six Texas rangers continue to crack down on an “airtight'' case. The arrests were made a week ago, but not until Sunday did the news begin to leak out via the grapevine route. Then began the long stream of visitors, most of whom came with faint hope. The sight in the corral Is a pathetic one. Little calves are unclaimed by their mothers because they arc branded and splotched beyond recognition. Their ears have been cut close and they are branded on the sides, on the hips, shoulders and some »ven on the ahead. There must he at least two dozen different brands, making identification almost impossible. For New Building Starts Thursday Razing of the old North Park school building is to begin Thursday morning as first step In construction of a new building and extensive improvements to the school grounds, Area WPA Engineer B. C. Rogers said this morning. Work order on the project has been received and Rogers met Monday night with the North Park school board to discuss final plans for the program. Classes are being held in private homes until the new building is completed. Plans call for demolition of the old building and salvaging its materials, cutting down the steep hill on which the old building stands, and construction of a new building and improvements to the grounds. The work will require six or seven months, Rogers said and is set up for expenditure of $27,134 federal and approximately $8,000 school funds. Funeral Today for Victim of Shooting One is reminded of the aftereffects of a cyclone or destructive fire as mother cows hunt in vain for their '•'’vcs, maybe even passing them up unknowingly. Such is cattle rustling of today! Reduced Pecan Crop Forecast The Weather Partly cloudy ABILENE and vicinity: tonight and Wednesday West Texas: Partly cloudv tonight and Wednesday East Texas: Partly cloudv tonight and ' Wednesday: showers near upper coast tonight; warmer in northeast portion tonight. > RA I.Nr AM.: 24 hr* ending 6 30 a rn Wed. OK inch Since first o( year ...........So    .so    inches For same period last year ....14 46 Inches Normal since first of year 10.78 Inches Highest temperature yesterday ... 7# Lowest temperature this morning aa TEMPERATURES WASHINGTON. Oct. ll.— Prospective production of pecans on October I was 48.737.000 pounds compare with 76.893,000 in 1937 and the 10-year average of 61,274,000 pounds. The crop reporting board's estimates for principal producing states,- included':    Oklahoma, 13,- 824,000, an Texas, 27,000,000. Safety First BUT HASKELL, Oct. ll.—Funeral of John Yancey Sr., 54-year-old Haskell well driller who was shot to death Sunday, was to be held at the graveside in Willow cemetery st 3:30 o’clock this afternoon. The Rev. R. N. Huckabee, Haskell Methodist pastor, was to officiate, burial under direction of Holden Funeral home. Yancey is survived by his wife and two sons. George and John Jr.. both of Dallas. Tues. a rn 83 84 83 Be Prepored ss 3 78 8 4(1 8:12 6 30 p m 6 30 a m 12 39 p m Dry (hc-momc'er    73    64    79 Wet fh#rm''m»(cr    63    *2    67 Relativt humidity    RS    90    34    1 CLOUDY DALLAS. Oct ll.—i>pv—City Traffic Engineer Charles Beck-enbach ordered a pictur-* taken of a new safety island in downtown Dali s. A commercial photographer was assigned to the job. Beckenbach winced when he looked at the finished picture. The city’s latest safeguard for pedestrians stood in bold relief against the longest, blackest hearse in town. CIO Chieftain Fan Felony Charged- Offers to Quit lf Green Will AFL Convention Asks Wage-Hour Law Amendments She d Strip Sally —Dancer Demands Damage TORT FRANCES, Ont., Oct. ll—(UP)—A: least 14 persons were dead, perhaps a score injured and several missing today as the result of brush and forest fires on both sides of the Minnesota-OntariD border. Whipped by rising south winds, the flames crept within a short distance from Fort Francis, International Falls, Minn . and other towns Thousands of men were on the fire lines on both sides of the border TWO FAMILIES TRAPPED Members of two families were trapped and burned to death as they sought to escape from their fire-encircled homes. They were identified tentatively as Mr. and Mrs. Noah LaBelle and Mr. and Mrs William LaBelle and children of the two couples. Ten persons were brought to a hospital here suffering from burns. The fires disrupted communications in the area and names of the injured could rot be learned immediately. Several ctners were reported missing and it was feared the death toll j would be higher. A searching party found bodies of the La Belle families on a blocked road where falling timber had halted their attempt to escape. A Royal Canadian mounted policeman said adult members of the families apparently had attempted to shield the children from the flames with their bodies. HOUSTON. Oct. ll—(AP)— President William Green of the American Federation of Labor and John L. Lewis, CIO chairman, bitter antagonists in labor’s civil war, mav place issues of the A. F. of L.-CIO strife before the public tonight. Associates of Green, who Is presiding over the federation’s 58th annual convention here, announced that Green would make a radio speech from 5:45 to 6 o'clock (Abilene time) tonight. LEWIS ANSWERS AFL They said Green was offered the 15-mtnute period on a National Broadcasting company network after being informed that Lewis would speak on the same network from Washington between 5:30 and 5:34 o'clock (Abilene time). Prospects of a radio debate between leaders of the rival labor organizations followed a tumultous debate over labor's peace policies at the A. F. of L. convention yesterday, and Lewis’ quick comeback today with an offer to resign as CIO chairman lf Green would step down as president of the federation. Green declined comment on Lewis’ proposal, saying delegates to the convention would “answer” the CIO leader before adjournment, It was understood Green referred to the forthcoming election of A. F. of L. officers In which he will be a candidate for reelection without opposition. Daniel J. Tobin, a federation vice president and head of the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters. who led the fight in the convention for immediate action looking toward a united labor movement, said today he expected increasing public agitation for peace would follow his efforts. Delegates to the AFL convention voted today to give their executive council blanket authority to devise and present to congress amendments to the federal wage-hour law. Without debate or a dissenting vote the convention adopted a resolutions committee report which contended that the authority given the wage-hour administrator to accept or reject the minimum wage recommendations of industry committees made “puppets” of the committees and "subjugates them to the absolute wish and will of the administrator.” SAYS ISSUE ‘BILATERAL* In outlining his proposal. Lewis said today that lf he and Green quit their respective posts: “Ii then may be possible for the remaining leaders of the federation of labor and the remaining leaders of the CIO to conclude a peace pact, in which event the contribution made by Mr. Green and myself would be of some value.” Speaking to newspapermen, Lewis said that there may    be    "some    virtue” behind the    A.    F.    of L.    suggestions that he    retire    from    official participation    as    a    peace    ges ture and added “obviously the CIO could function without the benefit of my services and conceivably with increased efficiency ’’ “Manifestly, that is not a unilateral problem,” he said. “Obviously it Is bilateral. The same suggestion wnu.d apply to Mr. Green whose recent ferocity seems to know no bounds. "In any event, I think it is worth By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press Hollywood Correspondent) HOLLYWOOD. Oct ll.—(UP)—Faith Bacon, once billed on Broadway as the most beautiful woman in the world, demanded in court today that Sally Rand be deprived of her fans. Miss Bacon handed the superior Judge a complaint wherein she said that she had originated the fan dance in 1930 to help Earl Carroll get around New York s indecent exposure statute—and tha* Miss Rand stole the idea. She asked for $375,000 damages and an injunction that would prevent her rival ever again from using a pair of five-foot fans to save her from appearing In the nude. “I'm an artist and shes a business woman.” Miss Bacon said. “My dance was one of ethereal beauty. It really was. And that woman turned it Into an animated French postcard. "She s been going around the country the last few years In vaude- FAITH BACON—She invented the fan dance. Ville using fans And not to fan herself, either And what happens? come along a little later and the people who have paid to see her dor want to see me. I figure her use of my dances has netted her $1,000,000 Miss Bacon accused her rival of wearing Invisible clothing. “Of course." she said, “the fan dance should include nothing but the fans. When I do It, I wear only talcum powder, except in Kansas City. That s the one city where I have to wear a brassiere and flesh-colored pants. I always feel hampered in Kansas City.” The story of the development of the fan dance, she said, never ha been told. “I was working for Earl Carroll    as    a nude.”    she added.    “I    stood still on the stage, like a statue, while    the    lights played on me.    That wa* on account of the law. As soon as a    nude woman    moved she    was    indecent. So long as she stayed still she    was    okay. “That didn't suit Mr. Carroll. He wanted the audiences to see rn# from all angles. We tried everything I'd cover myself with the fans white dancing and as soon as I’d reached the proper position I'd stop and hold It. The show was raided on account of my dance, and when I was exonerated by the grand jury, the Vanities was a real hit. I had to do my dance before the Jury to prove it was art. When I went back to work, the foreman sent me a dozen white roses and a note saying he thought my work was lovely. “Later I played in vaudeville. There was a comedian on the bill who had an assistant named Sally Rand. I let her hold my fans for me In the wings when I started my dance and every night she watched my performance. "First thing I knew she was doing It herself. I didn’t mind because I was playing on Broadway in the Follies and one thing and another, but when I went into vaudeville a couple of years ago I discovered exactly what she had done to me.” Reich Releases off SALLY RAND—Instead of stripping down to her fans, she cools for hot court fight by sipping tall, cool one. Racquet Star Crude Prices Cut BERLIN, Oct. IL—(AP)—The ministry of justice announced today that Baron Gottfried von Uramm, Germany’s great tennis player, would be released on parole October 16 with suspension for two years of the remainder of his one-year prison sentence. It was explained that good conduct was responsible for opening prison doors to Von Uramm approximately six months ahead of time. Von Uramm was arrested March 5 on his return from a tennis tour of the United States and Australia. He was convicted of immorality May 14. Blow To District Riots Protested BERLIN. Oct. ll.— <UP)_Msgl'. Cesare Orsenigo papal nuncio to Germany, formally orotested to the foreign office today against anticatholic riots in Vienna. Predictions and rumors of several weeks standing were brought home to add further confusion to the oil industry today with announcements of crude price reductions by major companies. The cut came as a severe blow to this district. Foremost among the purchasing companies was Humble Oil A: Refining company, which posted an average crude price cut of 13 % cents per barrel over the entire state of Texas. The cut means an average price reduction of 17 cents in West Central Texas—the Abilene territory—and Humble is the major buyer of crude from this immediate vicinity. That announcement was followed by posting of a 20-cent per barrel cut by the Standard Oil company of Indiana, largest crude buyer in Oklahoma and Kansas. The prices, effective today, were for those states. Humbles reductions sent the price of crude back to approximately $1 leve’ for the West Central Texas, the lowest it has been since 1935. Top price for crude in this area for the past three years has been $1.20 per barrel. The price slash became effective at 7 a. rn. Low gravity production in West Central and East Central Texas, West Texas, New Mexico, and other Texaa fields was lowered 25 cents a barrel. West Texas and New Mexico ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 11, 1938