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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 13, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas Firemen Check Flames in Raging Oil Village Inferno but Million-Pollen Blaze Still Roars — See Page 3 abilene Sporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL. LVIII, NO. 135. Pr**» (IT) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1938—TWELVE PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS CZEGH-HIINGARIAN PARLEY FAILS DEAN CELEBRATES 'We're Ready,' Say Students— PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR STAGING MILK FUND BENEFIT SHOW OCTOBER 27 AT FAIR PARK EVERY PENNY Riven th# PTA Milk Fund buys MILK. Abilene high school students this morning signaled "we’re ready" to th' Boosters club and oiling of machinery was started to assure a full house for the club's PTA Milk Fund benefit show October 27 at Fair Park auditorium. President Bill Tippen of the high school students’ association announced the student house of representatives had approved the project. Tippen then named co-chairman for the ticket campaign—Jimmy Barlow and Dorothy Gene Shaw. Newell Thompson, Boosters club milk fund chairman, conferred with the students, then announced they told him they were anxious to begin this effort to help provide milk for undernourished school children. Mrs. Edith C. Smith, PTA milk fund secretary-treasurer. announced receipt of two cash gifts—$5 from Delta Theta $1 from Harry Goltz. Thompson asked that chairmen I of all the Boosters club milk bottle I committees adopt every other I Thursday as regular time for collecting coins from milk bottle '‘selfcollectors’’ the club has placed in more than 300 stores, offices, lobbies, etc. He requested that on these days the committees make collec-■ tions early enough to get the money into the Boosters club office in I time to get it into a safe for the night. First collections from these bottles netted more than $170 for the milk fund. Wtyen the committees take the money from these bottles it is done in presence of the proprietor of the place, who helps count the money and signs a card attesting accuracy I of the count. The money then is turned in at the Boosters office and that organization reports the deposit to Mrs. Smith at the school. She is city-wide secretary-treasurer. Sale of benefit show tickets probably will begin Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. The Boosters club also expects to announce all numbers then. HUNTER CALLS MEETING- Area Oil Men to Fight i Disaster Seen lf Production Shutdown Lift STUDENT RESCUED FROM CAVE Protected By Army—    s TRIO DIGS FOR TREASURE ON TEXAS RESERVATION Hugh Monroe (above), and T. K. Treadwell vere rescued from a cave near Sulphur. Okla . after they became last while seek ing zoology specimens. Monroe is shown in exhausted sleep after he was rescued. Hijackers’ Trail Growing Cold ® Oil Company's Agent Shot in Poker Game Holdup Resting; Suspect Not Identified Two hijackers who staged a bold holdup at a hotel here yesterday afternoon and seriously wounded John E. Pilkmgton, petroleum products company attent, apparently had made good their escape today. A suspect arrested in Fort Worth at 8 o'clock last night—four and half hours atfer the stickup here—and rushed to Abilene for identification failed to fit the description given by ^re-witnesses However, the car which he was driving—a 1938 Oldsmobile sedan, fit the description of the one in which the two gunmen and a driver who remained at the wheel fled, said officers to day. PILKINGTON RESTING Meanwhile Pilkington, in a local hospital w.th a .38 calibre pistol bullet wound, was reported "resting as well as could be expected" Attendants said he had a fair night The bullet entered the left side of the back and ripped diagonally across the body. X-ray examination indicated an operation likely would not be necessary. The shooting .'ocurred when two armed men raided a poker game on fourth floor of the hotel (Hilton). The robbers, admitted after knocking on the door, pulled their guns and said, "hand over your money." The victim rushed to an adjoining room. He was followed by the taller of the two bandits, according to witnesses, and it was there the shot was fired at close range. Hurriedly the pair grabbed money on the table, about $135 in bills, and fled via the hotel’s rear exit. In the alley next to Hughes Motor company a third man was waiting in the car. They raced up Walnut street, but not befori an employe of the motor company caught the license n nbee which led to recovery of the car an4 capture of the suspe< * being held in Taylor county jail. How the hi-jackers escaped the quickly formed net of officers remained a mystery today. Within minutes after the shooting every highway and inland road was being patrolled, - but Mimewhere there was # slip. Cit* Poli?*mnn Britt Morgan and City Detective W W. West were on Pine street across from the hotel ahen the shot was fired- They rushed to the scene and sjitead the alarm. *    ® After turning east Cfi the Albany tiighway, the robbers doubled back through the A. C. C. campus,^hen •ast on*a country road. Tom Newnan was^he last person reported to lave seen the car, In the vicinity of lls farm home. From there the trail vanished. It wad not picked up See SHOOTING, Pf. ll, Col 7 Ivy Deep Test Hits New Show STAMFORD, Oct. showing of oil in sand was reported today from th* J, G. Hammond Inc. No I Velma Coker Mansker, north outpost to tile Ivy pool in northwestern Shackelford county, Control Gone Differential Rating Of Cut for Section Branded Unfair I Officials of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas association today mapped plans for a fight ! against proposed lifting of the Saturday and Sunday oil field shutdowns in Texas. J C. Hunter, president of the association, said this morning that he had called a meeting of independent operators of the district and directors of the organization for 8:30 o’clock Saturday morning I in the Stephen F. Austin hotel, j Austin, before the monthly statewide proration hearing of the Texas railroad commission. TO HEAR IP A LEADER "The association will demand that a tight rein be held on Texas production and that adjustment of the crude price structure be sought ' in some other manner. "To lift the shutdowns at this time," Hunter said, “would play directly into the hands of those who are to blame for the break in the market." Charles F. Roeser Fort Worth, a direct©* of the district association and president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, will meet with tile West Central Texas delegations in Austin before the proration hearing. Groups of operators from this area will leave Friday night and early Saturday morning for the meeting. Hunter pointed out) that a big increase in production by Texas now would only serve to make theoproblem more acute. "We believe the refining and marketing end of the business is to blame for the crude price reduction, and t1 those branches of the industry should set their house in border rather than in placing the penalty on the producer. "The price cut will have a disastrous effect on not only the oil business in West Central Texas, but upon land owners, royalty owners and business in general. If Texas 13.—Another should loose an additional flood of SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 13 — (UP) — Two white men and a negro, protected by the U. S. army and cheered on by the treasury department, dug for buried treasure on the Ft. Sam Houston reservation today. They hoped to find riches where Frank Shepperd, the negro, in 1917 dug up three bushels of what he thought was brass but which he now is convinced was gold. Shepperd did not know what he had when he found those three bushels of shiny met*! bars, so he took them to a Junk dealer. The Junk dealer told him the bars were brass, and paid him $500 for the lot. Shepperd retaining Just one bar. That $500 looked good to the negro, but he got suspicious when the Junk dealer suddenly showed signs of affluence and opened a department store. The suspicions wete confirmed when a jeweler who made trinkets out of the bar Shepperd kept told the negro tha^the bar was gold. CONDEMNING DICTATORS—5 AFL Still Boycotts Toking His Flute— WIFE DISAPPEARS —But Nothing Else NEW YORK, Oct. 13.—'UP)—John Oresky put this notice In the personal columns of an afternoon newspaper today: "My wife (Jonnie Oresky) hatting left my bed and board and absconded with my flute. I am not responsible for her debts. John Oresky, musician." Oreskv, who claims to have played with some of the best bands in the country, said it was the third time his wife had disappeared, and had taken only the instrument with her. "It's no good to her but she hates it," he said. "She is very jealous of my flute and my music."    © Cox Condemns Fair Carnival ACC President Deplores Effect on Youth Of 'Gambling Devices, Immoral Shows' In strong language. President James F. Cox of Abilene Christian college, speaking to the student body in a radio broadcast chapel program this morning condemned "gambling devices and immoral shows" on the midway of the West Texas fair in Abilene last week. His 10-minute talk on "proper thinking’ was cheered by students. President Cox emphasized that “proper thinking is the purpose of education" and told the 600 students their thinking was influenced greatly by the things with which they came in contact through the five senses. He appealed to them to take part Humble Oil A Refining company No. I Mrs, Rozilla Graves, east outpost to the new extension area of the Noodle Creek field in southwestern Jones county, was reported flowing today from the Swastika sand —deepest pay of the area— which it had topped structurally high at 2.963 feet and drilled to 2,972 feet. The test was to cement five-inch easing at 2,962 fe^ to complete. It was believed to be a larger producer than either the company’s No. I Horton or No. I Huddleston, both natural flush wells. deepest active test in the area east of hgre. The outpost found oil saturation in sand at 5.080-89 feet and was preparing*1 to test. It was slated to See OIL SHOWING, Pg. ll, Col. 2 oil bv lifting of the shutdowns now, the fesult would approach a debacle,” Hunter said. Texas first felt the effect of the crude market break this week when Humble—major purchaser in the Abilene area—cut crude prices. West Central Texas average price was lowered 17 cents per barrel, returning it to a figure of about 99 cents per barrel, or a top figure of S1.03 a barrel. Hunter said the association believed the differential rating of the cut for West Central Texas was discriminatory, and said the association would seek a readjustment of the price. The area, he said, has alway* carried a five-cent per barrel differential and the present scale of reduction increased that? figure. The Weather in that which is “enriching and uplifting" instead of that which "demoralizes and poisons." DEPLORES BRINGING CARNIVAL    © Regarding the fair carnival. Cox said: "What is surprising and disappointing to me is the reedit action of some of our leading citizens in bringing to Abilene a carnival made up almost entirely of gambling devices and immoral she vs For a few paltry’ dollars, these leaders in our community endangered the souls of their own sons and daughter^, those of their neighbors, md hundreds of young people here in college, who come from Christian homes scattered all over our nition. "Any man or woman with a mediocre moral standard is bound to say that the carnival was a disgrace to the good citizenship of this community. ...    © "We must have the cooperation *>i all leaders to keep out of    our I    southeast of    New Orleans, community those things that    {ill I    The latest    advisory, timed 8 40 the minds of youth with evil jam. said the storm, moderate and thoughts. Remember, the contents causing strong wind squalls up to or ideas that are in the mind    de-j    48 miles per    hour east and    north termine the thoughts of the    in- j    of the center, was showing a    slight Fresh Winds Kenew Forest Fire Danger <§) fort Frances, Ont., Oct. 13. —(UP)—A weary army of 5.000 firefighters battled to prevent brush and forest fires in the Minnesota-Ontario birder region from spreading I. day a* fresh wind*»raused the fires to flare up In half a dozen sections. Authorities sal. the fires* which had raged for three days over 700 square miles would go on another I rampage if winces increase. Twenty-one .persons already wore known dead and others were reported missing. ABILENE and vicinity; Fair, not much change in temperature tonight and Frldav West Texas Fair. not much change in temperature tonight and Friday. Fast Texas Fair. not much change In temperature tonight and Frtdav. Highest temperature veaterday ss Lowest temperature this morning fit temperatfres V Wed Thurs pm  «2 I  SS f AIR n ....... 12 ...... Sunrise ,. Sunset 8:30 p m fi 30 a rn Dry thermometer    SI    SS Wet thermometer fifi ' fin Relative humidity    TS «G 85 82 78 75 73 72 71 71 am, 70 70 Tropical Storm Blows in Gulf JACKSONVILLE. FU.. Ort 13—(AP)—The weather bureau reported today a moderate trop leal disturbance in the Gulf Mexico would move over Florida during the next 24 to 36 hours, causing rains and a general squally condition. NEA# ORLEANS. Oct. 13.—(/Pl— The Gulf of Mexico tropical disturbance which formed in the midgulf yqfcterdav was reported by the United States weather bureau today central at 6 a rn . Central Standard time About 275 miles south of Port Eads. La. Port Eads is located at the south of the Mississippi about 90 miles Nazis © DidatorPower Fears Ridiculed rn Andrews Replies To Frey's Charge In Convention Talk CONVECTION HAW Houston, Ort. 13.—(UP)—The American Federation of Labor convention today reaffirmed its boycott of nazi products and condemned the "brutality of dictators” but opposed united action by the democracies to quarantine war-makers as "not the ways to peace.” The delegates branded as "unsound," "unworkable," and in some cases "undesirable," proposals made In two resolutions which would have placed the convention on record as favoring United States participation in any joint move by the democracies to quarantine aggressor nations. HOUSTON, Oct. 13.—(AP) —Elmer F. Andrews, wage-hour administrator, expressed the hope today that organized labor soon would settle its internal differences. He told the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor that he. "like millions of other Americans," hoped the Federation- Powers to Hear Cession Claims, To Avert War Ultimatum Expires As Czechs Submit # Counter Proposal KOMAROM, Hungary (On the Czechoslovak Border), Oct. 13.— (AP)—The Hungarian delegation to the Komarom conference declared t o n i g ht that negotiations on Hungary’s demands for cession of Czechoslovak territory had been broken off. Koloman von Yanya* Hungary’s foreign minister, read a declaration to a final session of the conference stating that the Budapest government would hand over its claims on Czechoslovakia to a four-power conference for decision. ULTIMATUM EXPIRES came about one hour after expiration of a Hungarian ultimatum (railing for Czechoslovak ac- TESCHEN, Poland, Ort 13. — (AP)— Ord*** were posted throughout the Teschen district today for all Czechs who hare settled since N S/ember, 1918, in this area, newly acquired by Poland from Ciecho-slovakit, to leave by November I. I ceptance of Hungary's territorial demands—said to cover some 8.000 square miles—by 6 p. rn. (ll a. rn., Abilene time.) The Hungarian spokesman said that his government saw no way to bridge the existing differences between the two nations by continuing the conference. The Hungarian delegation immediately left the conference hall, on the CzechoslovrfV side of the border and crossed over the Danube bridge into Hungary at 7:25 p. rn. (12:25 i p rn., Abilene time.) I The delegation did not indicate immediately what nations would be included In the four-power conference. but it was believed they would be the same as those at the historic Munich conference which agreed to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia—Germany, Britain, Italy and France. Before expiration of the ultimatum a high Hungarian source asserted that Hungary probably would order army mobilization tonight if her demands were not accepted. However, the announcement that her demands would be referred to a four-power group was believed to indicate that immediately military action was not contemplated Shortly before 6 p. rn a Czechoslovak delegate disclosed that his country had made a The dean of congress. Sen. Morris Sheppard (D-Texas), celebrated an anniversary by (working at his desk. Thirty-six years ago the first district of Texas el 'ted him to congress to complete the unexpired term of his father, who had died in office. Railroad Ills Remedy Filed President Given 4-Point Program By Brotherhoods HOUSTON Oct. 13.—(API — —William Green, president of the .American Federation of Labor. today called on labor in Wisconsin to reelect Gov. Philip LaFoilcttc "by an overwhelming majority." dividual anc' ’as one thinks in his heart, so is he ." London, Rome Resume Spanish War Talks ROME, O't • 13—(UP)-Great britain and Iial\ resumed negotia- movement apparently toward the northeast during the put six hours after, moving very little during the previous six hours. Small craft from the mouth of the. Mississippi river to extreme Southern Florida should remain in port until further notice, the advisory sa id ...    .    ,    , Storm warnings remained dis- „ I lions tonight for » quick Httlenunt    kjUyrt from Carrabfllf, FU., to „ I of th* Spams war problem, so th a [J,    c ^ d „    , fifi Pritisji-Italian pact m friendship1 651 and #o-operation can be put into «4 effect. # «81 Lord Perth. British ambassador, made an unexpected call on Count Galeazzo Ciano, foreign#minister. Since no appo* .tment had been made for the meeting, it w-as assumed Lord I erth had received instructions from London regarding C I O disputes could be© ended with no more bitterness. HE DISCOUNTS FEARS ^ “I have good friends on v oth sides of these arguments and I want to be able to ask the advice of both of , them without each- fellow thinking I'm going to get the wrong idea,” Andrews said in a prepare', address "I am fully aware that men of principle, even when they are friends, often find it hard to reconcile thcig differences. But just look at the gains organized labor has made in this country in the last few years and think what ft could do for itself and the nation if it were again one great united force!" Andrews sought to quiet fears he See LABOR, Pg. ll, Col. 3 but details were not disclosed. It was indicated, however, that by further bargaining on the basis of this proposal Hungary might obtain about 40 per cent of her demands. 'Incidents' Spread Near Soviet Border PARIS, Oct. 13.—(vP>—A Havas (French news agency) dispatch from Prague today sail! a s'ate of siege. a form of martial law. had been proclaimed ta Ljktcevo (Munkacs) See CZECHS, Pg. ll, CoL 3 ^   ■  - Burns Fatal to Thrifty Youth BROWNWOOD. Oct. 13-Interest in simulating oil field activities today cost the life of 15-year-old Charles Burroughs of the Thrifty oil area of Brown county. The boy died this morning at a Brownwood hospital of burns received when his home-made crude oil still exploit I last night at the home of nis parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. K White, after the . boy's burning clothing had been extinguished with sand thrown by a 14-year-old sister. He ran a half mile to the home of an uncle who rushed him to Brownwood WASHINGTON. Oct. IS.—(UP) — George M. Harrison, president of the Association of American Railway Labor Executives, today presented to President Roosevelt’s fact finding board a four-point program for rehabilitation of the $26,000,000,-000 railroad industry. Harrison's program called fort 1. A genuine attack on the problem of competition 2. A rate policy, taking into cdn-sideration both good and bad times. 3. Financial reorganization. 4. Consolidations. Harrison, who is a member of President Roosevelt's management-labor advisory board on the railroad problem, said the president has proposed to assist in obtaining congressional approval of a broad seal* rehabilitation program. The initial meeting of the special new proposal, advisory board, comprised of equal representation of management and labor, ended in an impasse when both sides agreed no substantial program could be evolved until the railroad wag. controversy is settled. The carriers are demanding a flat 15 per cent reduction in wage rates—a cut which would represent approximately $250,000,000 annually- "The railroads," Harrison said, “in my judgment, should withdraw this request for a 15 per cent wage cut and ought to begin an attack on the fundamental situation since we now have a promise from President Roosevelt himself that he will sympathetically assist in getting a broad scale program for reabilita-tion of the railroads." Harrison said that his program had the approval of the 18 organisations in the railroad labor association. Focussing the question of competition, he said all forms of ‘rans-portation—land water and air— "should be subjected to substantially the same character of federal regulation, with favors for none and handicaps for none." New Catholic-Nozi Incidents Reported VIENNA, Oct. 13.—IJPY—Catholics today reported three new Catholic-nazi incidents in the midst of a nazi campaign against Theodore Cardinal Innitzer and what nazis called "clerical agitates." opening Friday— Dozens oT Booths Ready for Scurry Products Show JPS 81 84 87 8 41 fi 09 12 .39 pm SO ate 35 \ some new aspect of the problem. warnings were displayed east and south of Carrabelle to Miami, Fla. WPA Charges Hurled WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—(UP) — Sen. Wheeler, D., Mont., charged today that in some instances the Works ‘Progress adm nisi rat ion has become "little less than a racketeering' organization.'’* SNYDER, Oct. 13—(Spl.) — With 13 community booths. 12 home demonstraticnv^exhibits, 18 4-H club boys projects and many needlework projects among early ^tries Scurry County’s Free Fall Products Shqjv 'is slated to start at 11:00 o’clock Friday morning. E. J. Anderson, chairman of the 1 central committee, stated Thursday original space of 45 stalls, six open pens for range cattle, and IO pens for exhibit hug; been more than doubled to af it- for increased entries Wednesday and Thursday. vision of home economist Texas Tech; R. O. Stengel, animal husbandry* department, Texas Tech, JUQging livestock; and "Feather’’ Pritchard, Rotan. Judging poultry, are the Products Show Judges. A highlight of the Friday and Saiurday Products Show will be a continuous free entertainment pro- Ellen Kl opp*, food instructor, di-l%ram. under directorship of E. O. Wedgeworth of Fluvanna. Practically all county schools, radio entertainers, and local quartets will take See SCURRY FAIR, Pf. ll, CoL I ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 13, 1938