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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS’| •WM NEWSPAPERtEfje ^toilette Reporter ~,&eto£‘WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO    FRIENDS OR FOES WE YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS    GOES,"-Byron VOL LV111, NO. 155. CiJM rmi (UFIABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 1938—TWELVE PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS Fugitives Taken Near Eden Face Hijack Charges Two Men, Woman Surrender Following Night-Long Chase Over Concho County DALLAS, Nov. 2.— (AP)—Two young men with a fast-growing police record and a woman officers identified as the sister of the late notorious Clyde Barrow were captured near San Angelo today and charged in 13 cases of robbery with firearms. They surrendered to Texas rangers, highway patrolmen and West Texas officers after a four-mile dash through the brushy country near ECien. They were charged as Joe Carson, 24, ex-convict; Ollie Smith, 23, a minor police character until recently; and Marie Frances Barrow, 21, youngest sister of the gunman shot to death several years ago. Dallas police said the woman was not Marie Carson, wife Walking Last Mile— TURKEYS' RATIONS FATTENED —For Skinny Market REVEALING OTHER ABDUCTIONS— G-Men Hold Four in Kidnap Death Red-headed turkeys on Taylor county farms no doubt are wondering why their ration has been “fattened” so much lately. And little do they realize they are walking the last mile—to the Thanksgiving market that at 13 cents per pound is much lower than anticipated by growers. The decrease In Texas' turkey population will bring little benefit to Lone Star state growers because the national crop is greater than last year's. Production of turkeys has never been commercialized in Taylor county, but as a side issue it does play a big part in the economic set-up. It is the income from the birds after cotton season that sparks a Thanksgiving and Christmas buying campaign for growers, loosening as it does, several thousand dollars. Buyihg was started by one produce house here yesterday, and the real campaign opens tomorrow' when all houses will be in position to handle the supply. Activity will hum for two weeks as dressed turkeys leave for Northern and Eastern markets. The new wage-hour law will not hamper dressing activities in Abilene plants, it was apparent from comments of operators yesterday. Quality of Taylor county birds is expected to be splendid, according to Leon C. Ranson, assistant county agent. This is in view of the abundant supply of insects during the growing season and the tremendous feed crop. Due to the hot weather, however, many birds have ..NEW YORK, Nov. 2—(AP)—The mystery of Arthur Fried, young business .man .who .vanished .ll months ago, was cleared today with the disclosure by J. Edgar Hoover that Fried was kidnaped, held prisoner four days, then shot to death and cremated. Hoover. In a dramatic statement last night, laid the death of Fried, 32. head of a Bronx sand and stone company, at the hands of a four-man “kidnap syndicate” which tried for weeks afterward to collect a $21)0,000 ransom. The chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said “certain ones” of the quartet also had confessed they collected $14,900 in two hitherto unrevealed Brooklyn kidnap- ings and said they are Under suspicion in two other kidnap cases and three holdups. The men, Hoover, said, shot Fried to death in a lower East Side apartment and burned his body In a furnace. He named the suspects as Deme- : trius Gula, 30. a pinball operator; William Jacknis. 27. a WPA play- J ground Instructor; John Vlrga, 34 a clothes presser; and Joseph S Sacoda, 27, now in Sing Sing prisor for parole violation. Hoover said all four have polio records and will be turned ewer t< local authorities for prosecution They were arrested over the week See ABDUCTIONS, Pg. ll, Col. 2 MISSING 24 HOURS— Doctor Found McMurry Plans To Greet Exes not fattened as expected, and for that reason many may be carried to Of the captive, as San Angelo the Christmas mart with expectations of a stronger price. identified her earlier. Southwestern Grid Battle to Be Climax Of Two-Day Fete Program for the 15th annual homecoming, November 11-12. of McMurry college was announced this morning by school officials. At -1 tendance of 1.000 or more ex-students is expected. Climaxing the two-day celebration will be the annual football battle between Southwestern university and McMurry, t h e oldest and youngest Methodist colleges of the state, at 3 o’clock the afternoon of the second daw TO BEAT DRUMS ALL NIGHT Officially opening the homecom- > ing will be the Alpha Chi initiation tea at the woman s club at ; 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, November ll. At 6:15 o’clock Friday evening, around the Totem Pole circle, the annual Wah-Wah Tavsee pep rally : and bonfire will be held. At this program the frosh will start beat- j inf tom-toms, continuing until game J time the following afternoon. Hugh Fellows, head of the col- ( lege dramatics department, will give a repeat performance of “Noah" at 7:30 o’clock Friday night, for benefit of ex-studpnts and the Mothers and Dads club. Final arent of the opening day will be the annual TTP homecoming dinner at Hotel Wooten at 8:30 o'clock. Starting with the annual Wah-Wah Taysee homecoming coffee at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of Janie Alice Parish, a day of continual activity awaits home-comers. Registration of all ^x-students. Mothers and Dads is scheduled from 9 to IO o'clock Saturday morning on .he third floor of the administration building. Coffee will be served and tickets for the noon barbecue will be issued. The annual homecoming program, with the Rev. C- R- Hooten of Plainview as principal speaker, will be presented at 10:30 o'clock in the college auditorium At 11:30 o’clock the annual business meetings of McMurry Ex-Students association of which Amon Johnson. Winters, is president, and the Mothers and Dads club, H. B. Hamilton, president, will be held. The annual homecoming barbecue is slated at 12:30 o'clock in the McMurry gymnasium After that comes the gridiron argument between the Pirates and Indians. Special invitation is being sent the Southwestern student, bodv to be guests of McMurry. Invitations also are to be sent Southwestern exes residing in this part of the state. sources In Dallas the two men were charged in IO robberies which netted them about $500. The charges were filed charges were filed here this morning. The woman companion was not named in the complaints. The suspects were identified positively by victims of five Dallas robberies. The trio surrendered to officers after they abandoned a stolen car. The car they left behind, officers said, was stolen from W. Stuffle-bcam of Grand Prairie. The Dallas robberies were speedy affairs. On October 8 two men held CHILD BRIDE CLINGS TO MOTHER SAN ANGELO, Nov. 2—(AP) —Marie Carson, self-asserted wife of Joe Carson, continued at noon to deny she was a sister of Clyde Barrow, slain Texas desperado. The 20-year-old woman said she and Carson were married May 19 but Carson said they were married about two months ago. The name “Marie Barrow Francis” was on a social security card found in the woman's purse. A driver's license in the purse carried the name “Mrs. Marie Francis.” MURDERER'S EYES MAY RESTORE SIGHT OF TWO SAN FRANCISCO. NOV. 2 — (UP)—An anonymous specialist was ready today to attempt to restore the sight of two persons with the eyes of a dead man. The surgeon reportedly found that the eyes, from the body of John W. Deering, 40-^ear- old Utah murderer executed by a firing squad, were in “excellent condition” after their trip here by plane. They were packed in ice and Murdered Body Inside Car Near Santone, Bullet in Head later frozen in a hospital refrigerator. The corneas will be sliced carefully and transplanted in the eyes of a youth and an elderly woman. Names of the patients were withheld. OFF BRITISH COAST— Spanish Fight Sea Battle Roar of Cannon | Shakes Houses Sheriff Believes Missing Ex-Convict May Be Implicatec SHE PLAYS IT CAGEY NOW rKfc^iUAtiihG, ivy., Nov. 2.— (ll*)—A six-man jury in Hoyd county court today declared 10-year-oid Rosie Columbus, child-bride of Fleming Tackett, 34, a “delinquent child.” The finding was a move to send the girl to an orphans’ home. up an ice house and escaped with $25. A few minutes later they visited a service station, fired a shot through the floor and escaped with $75 On October 22. records showed, the pair robbed a drug store of $300 and IO minutes later took $109 from another pharmacy. Dallas police said the pair was well known here and in West Texas and that one of the men had been seriously injured in a Sin Angelo fight four or five montiis ago. State highway patrolmen agreed to bring them here immediately. North Sea Mist Cloaks Identity Of Two Vessels The marriage of Rosie Columbus Tarkett. shown by medical records to be IO years old, to 34-year-old Fleming Tackett, brought warrants putting Rose and her mother, Mrs. Grace Columbus behind bars at Pres-tonburg. Ky. Here the child seeks the arms of her mother as they sat on a jail cot. Mediators Fix Czech Border Drouth Menaces Midwest Areas \ IFN NA. Nov. 2—<SP'y—Hungarian quarters said today mediation bv German Foreign MinLster Joachim von Ribbentrop and Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano had given Hungary all the Czechoslovak cities and towns she demanded except Bratislava and Neu-tra. These sources said Hungary was awarded territory around Munkacs I and Deregszas7, which would give I her control of the only railway con-necting the autonomous states of j Slovakia and Ruthenia. Other cities said !to have been Condition Taking Severe Effect on Winter Grain Crop WASHINGTON, Nov. 2—up'—'The weather bureau said today “one of, the most severe and widespread fall j drouths of record'* has developed | in a wide Midwestern area, extending from the Appalachian to the Rocky mountains. The bureau's weekly bulletin said drouth conditions were having a severe effect on the winter wheat crop. Except in Eastern Nebraska ceded to Hungary included Rassa. anc^    Texas    Panhandle,    early    disintegration    of    the    Texas    cattle CROMER. Norfolk, England, Nov. 2.— (AP) —A    Spanish warship attacked a Spanish freighter off Norfolk today, bringing the civil war within sight and sound of England's east coast. Identity of the ships and the out-| come of the one hour bombardment was shrouded in the night mists of the north sea. SHIP UNREGISTERED Reports from fishing trawlers and other vessels differed on whether the warship—apparently an armed trawler—flew the insurgent or Spanish government flag. The freighter s name was reported as the Carthagena, but no such ship was registered with Lloyds. A Cromer fire brigade officer said the sound of heavy gunfire at sea could be heard for about an hour, starting at 3 p rn. (9 a. rn Abilene time). The British steamer Monkwood sent out the following message: “An armed cruiser ha* been firing on the Spanish steamer Carthagena for over an hour. “The steamer appears to be considerably damaged and the cruLser is flying flags saying, ’Hove to or I fire’.” The Monkwood's message, which was addressed to the admiralty, add-FORT WORTH. Nov. 2—iUP>— ed that the attacking warship was a J. C Peyton. El Paso meat packer, Spanish government armed auxil-testified today at an Interstate iary. Commerce commission hearing that Smoke poured from the cartha-an increase in railroad freight rates, gens, which was described as being about seven miles off the Cromer light vessel. Playing bandmlnton proved bad luck for Andrea Leeds, above. Hollywood movie actress, recently, for she fell and broke a bone in her right foot. Now she is being literally and fig uratively cage.y, for as pictured here, she has the injured member enclosed in a cage, while she confines her athletic activities to playing the marble game seen a right. Threat to Cattle Industry Cited NLRB Opposes Change In Law WASHINGTON. Nov. 2—(A*)—Members of the National Labor Relations board told President Roosevelt today they were opposed to any changes In the labor relations act. After a conference at the White House, Chairman J. Warren Madden told reporters in response to question: "We don’t think the aet needs amendment." He and his fellow commissioners. Edwin S. Smith and Donald W. Smith, he said, had expressed this along with the shifting of cattle grazing to other states, would cause The Weather ABILENU AND VICINITY cloudy tonight and Thursday Thursday. WEST TEX AS (West of 100th Meridian) - Fair tonight and Thursday. Cooler Thursday and In west and north portions tonight. EAST TEXAS (East of IOO Meridian) - Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday cooler in northwest portion Thursday. Highest temperature yesterday 81; lowest this morning, es. TEMPERATURE Ungvar, Losong and Rozsyno, The two mediators, after going over the whole problem with Czechoslovak and Hungarian diplomats.  besan deliberating alone at 4 p. rn.  a bi. Abilene time) to draft their i final decision. I Count Ciano in a speech opening I the deliberations, said fascism ex-—— ■ | PGC ted a new order and a new era Partly in Central Europe” to issue from Cooler | the decision. Von Ribbentrop announced “our task is to find a solution on an ethnographical basis.’’ and added, “the viewpoints of the two governments already are well known but it is important that they be given a final opportunity to restate them.” CLOUDY Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity seeded wheat was said to be at a standstill, while late planted grain was reported to be deteriorating. There is a general need of rain which has become urgent in many places, it added. The bulletin said in the midwestern area as a whole. October was one of the driest, if not the driest month recorded. The only Midwestern sections not affected were Eastern Nebraska. Southern Minnesota, Northern Iowa, much of Wisconsin, Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. In Kansas, the nation's major wheat producing state, the grain crop was said to be in fair condition. •Lloyd's and other shipping reg-industry.    isterers fail    to list the    Carthagena. Pox ton was    one    of several    wit-    but Lloyd's    lists a Cartagena, 2,643 nesses presented    bv Southwest    tons, owned    by Robert    M. Bloman, ranch groups    in    opposition    to a    registered at Hamburg,    Germany)- In gathering dusk watchers on Senator Nelson's Brother Killed JEFFERSON. Nov. 2.—(JP)—Henry T. Nelson, 23. brother of Lubbock's State Sen. G. H. Nelson, died early today of injuries suffered in a car accident yesterday. Funeral services were to be held late today at Hughes Springs. Senator Nelson arrived from Lubbock today. M. L. Strange of Dallas, occupant of the car, was not seriously hurt. Rehearing Denied For Leola Holmes Texas court of criminal appeals today overruled a motion for rehearing by Leola Holmes, alias Red Claybourn, alias Leola White, convicted in 104th district court November 17, 1937, on an indictment that grew out of the theft of a coat. The appellant was sentenced to serve two years in tile state penitential’. Tile court also affirmed the conviction of Dave Brown, negro, on a liquor charge, tried In Taylor county court in August. to a proposed rate increase on shipments of stocker and feeder cattle to fattening pens in other states. The cattle-grazmg business has become a “sick child.” Peyton said, as a result of government programs to reduce the wheat and cotton crops. “Farmers naturally turn to the production of livestock.” he said, j “The result (of a freight rate in- I crease) would be to build up a much greater production of cattle in other areas. Within the past two years, there has been a large movement of stockers and feeders from the Southwest \o Northern, Eastern, and Southern territories, which I am told is to take care of the change from other crops to grass and grazing.” Navy Program Into High Gear shore plainly saw the gun flashes, while the roar of the cannonading shock windows and houses. Swing is Branded Musical Hitlerism Prodigal Son Wins WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—(ZP)— John Janson. 16, of Phoenix. Ariz , pocketed $1,000 today fo winning a national oratorical contest for young republicans, but he may have to do some explaining when he gets home. Both his parents are registered democrats. NEW YORK. Nov. 2—(UP) -Prof. Harry D. Gidense thinks swing music is a bad thing for the country. He told undergraduates at Barnard college: “Swing is musical Hitlerism. There is a mass sense of 'letting oneself go.’ * He said that the attempts of educators for detachment from emotion, the intense specialization of society and the habit of “spectatoritls” have led to emotional starvation. This, he concluded. opens the way for a dictator who will promise to give people genuine mass thrills. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2— (UP) — President Roosevelt's billion-dollar naval expansion program swings into high gear today when the navy department* opens bids for construction of three 35.000-ton battleships. The ships are expected to cost approximately $75,000,000 each. Bids on them will formally open Ihe heavy armament phase of the nava. building program approved by the last congress. The last battleship built by the United States was the West Virginia, completed in 1923. Two ships, the North Carolina and Washington were started a year ago and are about one-fourth completed. The new battleships, to be named the Alabama. Indiana and Massachusetts, will be completed by 1942 view to Roosevelt. Madden said they talked about operation of the act, but did not go into any proposed amendments. Among those who have suggested changes in the act are the American Federation of Labor, which has accused the board of CIO bias, and Donald R Richberg, former NRA administrator. The AFL also has sought to prevent confirmation of the reappointment of Donald W Smith, on the ground he is non-judically minded and is prejudiced in favor of the CIO. Richberg recently suggested, after a White House call, that the act be amended to give greater protection to employers. SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 2-(AP)—Shot through the head the body of Dr. David H. Car son, 61-year-old Kerrville phy sician who was believed t( have been kidnaped at Kerr Ville yesterday, wa* fount three miles from here today ii his car. parked 150 yards fron the San Antonio • Kerrvill highway. Dr. Carson had been shot abov his right eye. What appeared to b powder burns were found on hi right hand and on his forehead, i .32-caliber pistol lay at his feet ii the car and his glasses, unbroker were on his eyes. DRUG FIEND SUSPECT Justice of the Peace Raymon< Gerhardt said the doctor, for whon Hill country and Bexar county of fleers had -been searching for a1 night following his reported kidnap ing, had been dead three or fou hours. His body was seated up right in the driver’s seat of his cai Alfred A. Schubert, driver for milk company, found the body an notified the sheriff's office. Sheriff Will Wood said marks on the right side of the car Indicated that a passenger in the car had become ill while the automobile was in motion. This passenger is believed to hare been the former Legion hospital patient with whom the doctor was seen in Kerrville Wednesday. The patient was said to have been a paroled Kansas convict. Officers said the doctor might have been murdered by a drug-erased fiend. Dr. Carson's automobile and bot tics, gun and hypodermic syringe found in the car. were being ex amlned by identification experts fo fingerprints. Justice Gerhardt sal these, if any are found, would hav an important bearing on his in quest verdict. BELIEVE KIDNAPED A driver’s license in the car gav Dr Carson s agt as 61 and his ad dress as the Secor hospital at Kerr Ville Four dollars and thirty sevei cents were found in his wallet. Sheriff Frank Moore of Kerrville expressed the theory that Dr. Carson was kidnaped and slain. The Kerrville officer said the doctor was last seen in the Schreiner bank there Tuesday See MURDER. Pg. ll, Col, 3 Fair Meeting at 2 This Afternoon FDR fo Hyde Pork WASHINGTON. Nov. 2—(UP) — President Roosevelt leaves today for his New York country home to deliver a campaign speech and vote in next Tuesday's general election before returning to the capital next week. Members of a volunteer commit tee were to meet with directors the West Texas fair association thi afternoon at 2 o’clock to complet plans for raising enough money liquidate the 1938 deficit of the fair Method of securing the necessar funds will be decided upon. Com mittee members are F. L. Brumil Ernest Grissom, Ernest Nicholi John Ray, Eddie Cockrell, Dust; Rhoades, Dave Barrow, Knox Parr Roscoe Blankenship, Ed Stewart R. H. Gray, Frank Myers, Leor Ranson. D. H. Jefferies, Fleminj James, B. L. Ellis, Grover Nelson. AGAIN SPLASHING EARLY- If You Like Travel- Troops Called REPORTER-NEWS COWBOY SPECIAL TO LOS ANGELES PROMISES THRILLS GALORE COLUMBUS, O.. Nov. 2—(AP) —Gov. Martin L. Davey today ordered Ohio National Guard troops to Middletown tonight to preserve “law and order” in .connection with a strike at the P. Lorillard Co. tobacco plant. Abilene Christmas Decorations Display to Be Unveiled Nov. 2$ The Christmas spirit will splash j Tuesday, regular meeting date. If you like travel, and football—and who doesn’t?—opportunity to enjoy buth at startlingly low cost is offered right now! Just reserve a place on the Reporter-News Cowboy Special train to Loa Angeles, and re turn, with the Hardin-Simmons Loyola football game in the coast metropolis as the ''Umax of the trip. The train will pull out of the Abilene Texas & Pacific station Wednesday evening, November 16, about 6:30 o’clock. It will arrive in Los Angeles Friday morning. Departure will be Saturday night, following the game in the afternoon, and the party will reach Abilene Monday morning. It will be not only a fine trip with a party af friendly folks Arrangements also have been made for movie colony tours and other entertainment in Los Angeles. Basic rates are as follows for the round trip:    $38.19    coach fare; $43.05 intermediate class; $51.62 first class fare. Reservations may be made at The Reporter-News, Frank Myers’ drug store in the Hilton hotel, or with Gib Sandefer, graduate manager of athletics Haiti Revolt Smashed See SPECIAL, Pg. 4, Col. I that they were implicated PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. Nov. 2 —(UP)—Government sources said today that a plot to overthrow the regime of President Stenio Vincent ; was quashed last Saturday. One; senator was arrested, and he and four others were deprived of their : senatorial credentials on the charge I •a • Abilene in holiday adornment early this year if plans advanced this morning by a chamber of commerce committee are carried through. The committee on holiday decorations, under chairmanship cf Dusty Rhoades, voted rn match last year’s spectacular downtown display with a similar program of festivity, to begin Monday, Nov. 28.    a Recommendations passed by the group will b~ placed before the board of directors of the chamber of jpmmerce for approval next These included ihe erection another giant. 40-foot silvered cedai tree at the corner of North Thii and Pine on the fedtral lawn, the decoration of downtown streets with a criss-cross pattern of colore lights, placing of cedar decoratior on 40 light standards aion* the business thoroughfares and suggestion of uniform stori decorations building faces. The group said that the street See CHRISTMAS, Pg. ll, CoL * ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

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Issue Date: November 2, 1938

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