Abilene Reporter News, November 2, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

November 02, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas WHTTim' MEWSMPER VOL. LV! II, NO, 155. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS fT ,m ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, PAGES, ,UF, PRICE FIVE CENTS WITH DEMOCRATS AT PEAK OF POWER- Election Tuesday Shows Whether U. S. Political Tide Is Shifting j Voting Trend .Holds Steady For 9 Years GOP's Fortunes Touch Low For Party Since '60's WASHINGTOH, Nov. 1 (AP) A week trom tonight millions of American voters will hive rendered their deci- in w'iat may prove the moat significant political re- ferendum since the world eco- nomic crash of 1929. FOURTH CENSUS Thla year's congressional and gu- bernatorial elections constitute the fourth political cca-ms-taklng since collapse. The first, In 1930. the sweeping away of ten-year republican control o! both senate and house and a net gain for the democrats of seven Rovernorshlps. The trend against the republicans began before Franklin Roosevelt appeared on Hie scene as a 1932 candidate for thr White House. It has never varied up to '.his year. President Hoover's 1828 election was R high marl for the republi- can party. The party had captured electoral votes in the solid South. It overwhelmingly dominated both 1 ises of co.igress and held 30 ol i 48 governorships. -if THeii came 1932, Roosevelt and (he new deal The 73rd congress itood In the splng of 1834 with an- other off-year test Impending: sen- tte, '60 democrats, 35 republicans, 1 farmer-laborlte; house, 313 dem- ocrats, 113 republicans and 5 farmer-Iaborltes, wllh 4 seals va- cant. Another dozen governorships had been wrested from republican hands. The democrats held 31 of the 48! i Many experienced political ob- tervers 'regarded that 1334 showing as the probable democratic high- water, mark. Even those pred cling President Roosevelt's re-election expected party.loisej InTenate and house, It did not lurn out that way. ;The present congress, the 75th, In '38 with Roosevelt, stood .'In spring this year as the 1B38 cam- paigning started: senate, 77 demo- 'crats, 15 repub'.icans, 1 farmer-la- borltes, I progressive and 1 repub- llcon-lridependent; house 327 demo- crats, 90 republicans, 7 progressives and 5 farmer-laborites, with 6 va- cancies. The democrats also had picks! up In two more governor- ships, giving them 39 of the 4S. The republicans had seven while the progressives retained Wisconsin ana the farmer-laboriles Minnesota. This Is the story, politically jpeafcing, oJ the nine years since Friday" In October, 1929, where It all started. No political party has even before known the rational power Hie democrats ex- ercise today: nor has either major party ever before, since the '60's been at so low an ebb of political fortunes as the republicans. ;fRockf Inmates Key Witnesses In Jrial Five To Testify For Both Sides SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. Prosecution and defense attorneys Indicated today they would use the same five convict witnesses lo try to prove that Rufus Franklin and James O. Lucas, Albany, Texas, band robber, were, and were not, the prisoners who killed an Alcairaz prison guard In a futile attempt to gain Ihelr freedom. The five convicts, headed by Har- vey Bailey, midwest kidnaper and bank robber, were working in the model shop, next to the room In which Ouard Royal M. Cline was beaten to death May 23. Defense Attorney Harold Faulkner said he would question the five In an effort "lo show that erery man In that shop had Ihe opportunity to kill that suard x x x ve will con- tend that neither Franklin nor Lucas knew Cline had been killed until after they were back In cus- The Weather TEMrr.ii.m-Ri: M fs In I AT WHITE HOUSE John J, Pelley presi- dent of the Association of American Railiuads, and George M. Harrison head of the labor executives' association, are shown as they called at the White House at the request of the president, to discuss the railroad wage situa- tion. Harrison's big smile leaves no doubt that he was In a good humor, due possibly to the fact a special board recommended that the railroads withdraw their demand for a 15 percent cut In wages. (Associated Press Tysinger Jury Discharged, Trial Reset For January Term Nov. of W. H. Tj'slnger on a charge of murder In connection with the slaying of John Yancey on Octobe- 9, begun In 39th district court Mon- day, was halted Tuesday afternoon. Judge Bryan presiding, granled a motion for continuance, based on failure of a material de- fense witness to appear. Twelve jurors selected and sworn In Monday afternoon, were dis- charged and trial date for the case set for Ihe January term of district court. Appearance bond for Tysing- er was set at 17.500, returnable at the January court term. In supporting the plea for con- tinuance. Carl Tysinger, son of the defendant, and two defense attor- neys. L. D. Ratllff and T. R. Odell. took the witness stand lo tell that testimony which could be given by the mining witness was material to the defendant. The witness, Hasten carpenter and near neigh- bor of.Tyslnger, could not be locat- ed for service of court summons county officers testified. No other criminal cases are scheduled until Saturday, when the case of the state vs. Raymond Mc- Adams, charged with burglary, will be called, District Attorney B. C Chapman slated. The grand jury, recalled Tues- day afternoon, recessed after re- Porting one feKmy Indictment, na- ture of which was not divulged. The body will make f-'-.al report Saturday, court officials announce ed. 'Ghost' Firemen Extinguish Blaze a house inhabited by negroes. Ihe lire department's annual Hal loween ball. Stock Traffic Curb Seen In Rail Rate Hike Representative Of Associations First Witness In Hearing FORT WORTH, Nov. 1 (AP) Charles A. Stewart of Port Worth, manager of the Livestock Traffic association, testified at a hearing here to- day the granting of the rail- roads' application to increase rates on stocker and feeder cattle and sheep would restrict the flow of stocker and feeder livestock from Texas. EXHIBITS PRESENTED Stewart drew that conclusion after he had presented extensive exhibits at the opening of the joint Interstate Commerce commission WITH TWO OTHER ABDUCTIONS- ind Railroad here today. commission hearing Stewart was Initial witness in the hearing, one of about five bein? held over the United States. He represented the Texas and South- western Cattle Raisers' association. Highland Hereford association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' as- sociation and the Panhandle Live- stock association. "Any Increase In rates or any re- itriction of the present rules will result In no additional revenue to (he carriers, but a loss so far as livestock traffic Is Sis- wart declared. "Without exception, when there has been an Increase in railroad rates on livestock trans- portation, there has resulted a very material Increase In truck trans- WOULD VOID BENEFITS Stewart asserted the proposed rules will cancel the benefils of the present stocker and feeder rates. He said It would be impossible In most cases for the shipper ta maintain the Identity of. hlj, .slocker live- thai "lif'inany: Instances the shipment would not move within a jear and that shippers would never file claims for bslng Inex- perienced In keeping suitable rec- ords.. Tom Kingsvllle, a director ol the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers' association, was (o follow Stewart on the wltnessstand. The testimony which Is expected to continue several days, is being heard by examiners C. E. Stiles and D, T. Copenhafei of the ICC; Lon A. Smith, state railroad commis- sioner, and Amos A. Belts, Phoentx, Ariz., member of the Arizona Cor- poration commlsMon. Bond Election Suit Monday BAIRD, Nov. for trial Fri- day morning at 9 o'clock In 42d district court here Is t he suit brought by a citizens committee against the city of Baird, contest- ing a September 30 municipal bond election. It was incorrectly an- nounced Tuesday that the trial was set for Monday of next week. Judge Mllbum S. Long called the civil docket for the current term this morning. The trial of Lonnie Mitchell, negro charged with slaying, was set for next Monday at 9 a. m. Woolsey Rites Set MAUBU BEACH, Calif., Nov. 1. services for Robert Woolsey, diminutive, cigar- chewing film comedian who died yesterday at his home here, will ba held Friday at 2 p. m. Early-Day Sheriff And Cowhand Dies DALHART. Nov. E. (Scandalous John) McCanless. 75, a cowboy In open range days and an early day sheriff known lo be "greased Lightning" with a six-gun, SEBRIXG, Fia., Nov. 1. was found dead here today. Eyes opened wide early lodsy as McCanless body, his ten-gallon hat firemen attired in ghostly costumes and his boots on, was found by dashed out to extinguish a blaze In friend, W. A. Ketchum, in the on i.tgi uuuic iicie nu m eu Thet alarm was sounded during Death was due to natural causes. MOVEMENT ON TO TAKE COWBOY CALIFORNIA-BOUND DELEGATION OF H-SU GRIDIRON FOLLOWERS TAKES FORM The California-bound delegation, to accompany the Hardln-Slrh- mons university football team to Los Angeles, for the November 15 Interactional game with Loyola, aboard the Reporter-News Cowboy Special, Is beginning to form. The special train Jaunt, featur- ing attractive fares for the trip, Is a five-day event for the entire par- ty that Individuals may extend to 21 days as they wish. The Cowboys and their support ers are scheduled to leave Abilene, on the Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special schedule, Wednesday night, arriving in Los Angeles Friday morning, The relurn trip, alter scheduled movie colony visits, shopping and entertainment activities, and Sat- urday afternoon's clash with Loy- ola's Lions, begins Saturday night. Return to Abilene will be Monday morning. The movement to have the H-SU celebrated Cowboy Band accom- pany the fans and grtdders, to add color to the west coast invasion, gained Impetus Tuesday. Outspoken booster to take the band to Los Angeles 1s Jack Sim- mons, H-SU alumnus and Booster Club head, who made the trip to Los Angeles for the 1937 game with Loyola, wen by the Cowboys, 7 to 0. band Is Just what is need- ed to really put this trip on the map In Los Angeles. That city has never seen anything like the Cowboy band for plcfuresqueness and color, and the band must go, If at all Simmons said. Reservations already received In- clude those from Mr. and Mrs. Solon R. Featherston, Wichita Palls; Mr. and Mrs. Lance Sears, Sweetwater; G. P. Jones, Maryneal rancher; Cam Murray, and Phil- lip Cadenhead, eleven-year-old son of Dr. A. J. Cadenhead, of Weinert, who accompanied the H-SU band to Washington, D. G., last sum- mer. Basic rates for the trip are W8.19 for round trip coach fare, S43.05 for intermediate class, and 151.01 for first class fare. Hoover ReveglsjCidnap-Slaying GOAT IS BUTT OF THIS JOKE ABOUT A WELL KILGORE, Nov. of Merchant Joe G. McKellar Laird Hill believed today he could be Induced to sell a goat which has been a family pet for several months. They came to this conclusion alter considering McKellar's recent experiences in which the goat and the family watch dog figured prominently. A far.tly of frogs that took u A lar.tiy 01 rrogs that took up ledge in McKellar's well started it. nc upcucu uiz iney boarded up well and climbed to the ledge, Just above good one residence on He opened the 'lie water line, to evict the frogs. -While he was engaged in catching frogs, McKel- lar's doj started chasing the goat. And the goat; aiming for its usual haven of tafe- ty atop the well-covering, leaped accurately. The dog followed. First the goat struck McKellar, then the hot on the goat's trail. Neighbors pulted McKellar out. They also rescued the goat and the dog, explain- ing they did so because the well ts an unusually r Trade -Agreement Pro'gitfm'Will-Be Pushed, He Says NEW YOSK, Nov. Hall, secretary of state, declared tonight the world "is at a cross but has not lost its "power of choice" between rule by armed force and rule by law. He warned the nations that, 'if they place "increased reliance upon armed force as an Instalment of national policy they will be march- ing toward the final catastrophe of e new world war, the horror and destructiveness ot which pass hu- man imagination Speaking at the world trade din- ner of the twenty-fifth National Foreign Trade convention, Secre- tary Hull said nothing had.happen- ed in recent the "Peace of cause him to abandon his trade-agreements pro- gram. On the contrary, he he would "put redoubled vigor Into our efforts to enlarge its scope and effectiveness." He denied the contentions of some commentators that because ths totalitarian states, with their dras- ic trade controls and attempts to become economically self-sufficient, have extended their geographical sway, other nations will have to fall back on a system of Increasing economic isolation. This. Hull said, is a "counsel of o'espalr." At another point in his speech, Hull Mid that In the present slate ot the world (he United Slates must hate armed forces "adequate" for her own security, but must continue her efforts for world peace. Another speakei was Dr. Mario Pimcntel Brando Brazilian ambas- sador, who pledged his country to support the Roosrvelt "good neigh- bor" policy anu indicated Brazil would try to expand Its commerce with the United States by remov- ing exchange difficulties. Wogner Endorsed WASHINGTON, No.-. If, William Green, president ot thfi p ii IB. in4.il, m nit viic- o house where he lived alone. American Federation of Labor, en dorsed Senator Robert p. Wagner. Two sons, Albert and Harris of New York democrat, for reelection Big Spring, survive. today. ELABORATE PROGRAM VEI5 BID TO ARMISTICE CELEBRATION Plans for Ihe most elaborate Armistice celebration in Abilene wore well under way last night with the mailing of invitations to ex-service men In six counties. Scheduled for presentation Fri- day arc a speaking at the court- house, a parade, a luncheon, a band concert, 8 sham battle and fireworks display and dance. Trib- ute will be paid tx-servtcemen Sun- day at a specbt. program of the Victory Men's Bible dais. John Lee Smith, state repre- sentative from Throckmorton, will deliver an Armistice day address at the courthouse at o'clock Friday morning. Following his speech a one minute Interval of si- lent tiibute wtij be obse-vcd at 11 Included in the downtown parade will be the Sweetwatcr musicians post of the American Legion, the Hardtn-Slmmons university Cowboy band, the Cowgirls and the Cowgirl band, the McMurry band and drum corps, the Abilene Christian college band and pep squad, the Abilene high schoo) band, the pep squad, the Falcon band, the ele- mentary honor band and the San Angcio band and pep squad. At the noon hour all men and their wives arc Invited to. a noon luncheon at the Taylor county veterans club house. All visitors are invited to attend Ihe Angelo high school football game a'. Eagle stadium that afternoon. Climaxing the holiday celebra- tion will be a band concert and sham battle at the West Texas fair heavy ardllery. tanks and hand to hand fighting. Following the battle will be a fireworks display. Closing the dav's activities a dance Is scheduled at the Veter- See ARMISTICE, rf. 10, Col. 1 WITH 'WORLD AT CROSS ROADS'- Hull For Arms Secretary Talks At Trade Parley FEDERAL JUDGE PLEADS FOR SON Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamer (left, top) of Tulsa, is shown as ho appeared at Ok- lahoma City to plead for clem- ency for his son, Phil, sen-Ing 25 years in prison for the slay- ing of a chum, John Gorrell. At the right Is Charles Byrd. Judge Kennamers was op- posed by the slain youth's lath- er, Dr. John Gorrell, bottom. Tulfa dentist (Associated Press Photos.) t Kennamer Granted Six-Months Parole OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. Kennamer. wavy-haired son of a federal Judge, will be granted a six-months parole tomorrow fiom McAlester penitentiary where he is serving a 25-year manslaughter sentence for a sensational TuUa slaying. Gov. E. W. MirUr.d an- nounced late today. At the governor's direction, the state lunacy commission examined ILIU.IL.J CAailllJJCTJ grounds Friday night at the 23-year-oW prisoner today and o'clock. The scene will Include declared him sane. Federal Judge Franklin S. Ken- namer told the pardon and parole board yesterday his son, If released woulri accompany his mother to Arizona where Mrs. Kennamer, an invalid, will try to recoup hei health. Local Turkey Market Opens No. 1 Birds Bring 13 Cents; Mart To Hit Stride Thursday Turkey market In Abilene Is ex pected to hit full swing by Thurs- day. Buying was started by one house Tuesday, on a small scale, and at least one other will Join the pa- rade today. Price paid yesterday was 13 cents per pound for No. I birds. This Is the price generally offered on the opening market last year, although increase was noted later. Banner produce company bought a few head Tuesday, said 'Manager O. C. Williams, who announced that hij plant would really clear decks for action Thursday or Friday. B. B. Laughlln, manager ot West- ern Produce company, one of the biggest Abilene buyers, was stand- ing by yesterday for orders from centra! offices of the WILson com- pany In northern points. J. B. Hudson of the Hudson Poul- try and Egg company has advertis- ed for turkeys, and will begin buy- ing today on a large scale. This Is thi Hudson company's first year to buy turkeys for dressing. R. S. Walker of the Abilene Poul- try and Produce company said last night he was unsure when would begin, Indicating that he would follow the crowd. Produce hoiues will hum buying activity for two weeks, dressing turkeys for shipment to nurihern and eastern markets. The new wage and hour law will r.ot hamper dressing activities In Abilene plants, it was apparent from comments of operators yes- terday. Uughlin said that Western Pro- duce's Abilene house was already paying dressers by the hour at wages above those asked by Ihe law. In outlying plants the situa- tion ts different, and he was un- TURKEtS, Tf. 14, Col. S Captors Burn BodyOfN.Y, Business Man Ransom Paid In Kidnaps, FBI Head Says NEW YORK, Nov. The kidnap-slaying of a subur- ban business mm and the cre- mation of his body in New York, and the hitherto- un- known abductions of two Brooklyn men ransomed for a total of were announc- ed tonight by J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief. FOUR AKKESTED He said tour men were under ar- rest and that "certain ones had con- fessed." 'Hoover Mid the body of Arthur Pried, executive oj sand company In nearby disappeared last Dec. 4, had been destroyed. Those kidnaped and ransomed without, their disappearances being made public were Benjamin-Parber 33, ana Norman Miller, IS both of Brooklyn. The prisoners were identified by Hoover as Joseph P. Sacoda, Deme- trius Gula, William jacknis John Vlrga. Farber, a coal dealer, wis selied by kidnapers last April 18 In front of a national city bank branch In Brooklyn and released upon pay- ment of Hfloo Hoover said. Miller, son of the head of a steve- doring company, disappeared at mid- night last July and. was freed for Fried was manager of the cinder department of the Colon- ial Sand and Stone company. GET WRONG MAN "This gang had intended to kid- nap Pried's brother Hugo, but they made a Hoover said. They got a car and forced Arthur to a curb. The car was forced "to the curb at White Plains by Jo seph Sacoda and Gula. They took fried to 240 East an apartment. They arrived there early on- the momimr of. Dec. 5, a ransom o! was demand ed. The ransom was never paid.' "Although 31 telephone calls wen Set KIDNAPS, Tf. 10, CoL 8 Bridegroom, 80 Issued License A marriage license was ls< sued Tuesday to J. if. John- ston. 80. and Miss Clara Mitch- ell. 57, by County clerk Vivian Fryai The aged bridegroom came to the county clerk's office for the license, grinning a bit boy- ishly. He lives on route 2. Abi- lene. HE AIDS SCIENCE For the first tine; .the of the'human heart pierced by bullets, wu measured for when John W. Dccriag m ewcuWte Silt Lake' City, Utah; Doctors mat- ured an elecfroeantto- praph the heartbeat u Dewing was shot. (Associated Prea" Ickes Answers Dies Charges PWA Failure To Qkeh Jobs 'Half- Says WASHINGTON, NOT. If, Secretary Ickes accused tatlve Dies (D-Tex) today-of tell- ing "halt-truths" about PWA't fail- ure to approve two projects In Us district suggested the cocgRss- man stick to his to the future. Dies replied. Immediately', to the charge of "half-truths" with, a IAJ iycn slAtenient that "few who street (New York City) where Jo- taow the secretary would riri him seph Sacoda had an apartment, that score." The Texan yesterday, that a dam project at Rock- grant for a causeway at Port Arthur, Te.t., rescinded sicca the house 'committee of which is chairman began its invesUgatton of un-American (ictiviUes. While the committee has been criticized by President Roosevelt, Secretary Ickes and other admin- istration officials, Dies satd he was not prepared (o charge that cancellations were the result of this disapproval. In a statement, Ickes asserted, that Dies'- remarks "contained un- mistakable Implications" the proj- ects had been cancelled because of pressure." 3T- dialed Uiat the Hock- land project had been rejected. 'This project ts still on our list." ht said, "but we have not able to find the approximately that It calls for because of legitimate requests for public works funds from other parts of ON WPA Taylor Relief Rolls Grow During Year; Increased Use Of Tractors Get Blame Books ot works progress admin- istration the United Welfare association show that relief rolls have grown during the past year. In Taylor county, the certified WPA roll shows 1.215 persons need- ing relief work, as comptrc-d to SSI of the city and vear ago. Expenditures county through the United Wel fare association are running at H.- 000 per n-.onth now. while a year ago amounted to Those persons who handle relief funds, and the applications of the needy for relief, are slow, hovt- ever, to say that this condition Is due to poorer business. "In this case, the Increasing re- lief rolls cannot be attributed to business conditions." said County Judze Lee R. York in discussing matter. "It Is due to the increasing usa of tractors on farms, for one he pointed cut Xccordlns to Mrs. Bemice Lan- ders, case worker for the Teaxs Re- lief conditions srt worsp In all surrounding; counttea In Tay- lor county. A large part of the Increase In rolls is attributed to the fact that See RSLIEF, PI, Col. I ;