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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 3, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' OWN NEWSPAPERie Hbtlene Reporter -interns"\V1THQUT, OR    WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR    FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,"-Byron VOL LYU I, NO. 156. Cato* Praia (i’P) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1938—TWELVE PAGES. Associated pRis (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSABILENE RECEIVES .90 INCH 'General Rain Breaks Grip of West Texas Drouthl . Heaviest Falls-- Benefit Wheat, * Cattle to North Wind Tears Roof Off Warehouse, Breaks High-Line West Texas’ severe fall drouth was broken last night. A general rain was accompanied by high winds and hail that wrought small damage. The section to the north of Abilene received thf most beneficial downpour More than an inch was recorded in the wheat and cattle counties of Haskell. Clay. King, Knox. Young. Archer and Wichita. The precipitation was sufficient to bring up an already late small grain crop, revive grass and fill fast-drying stock tanks. WAREHOUSE UNROOFED In Abilene the downpour brought .90 inch between midnight and 4 a. rn. for the fall’s most appreciable benefit. The year’s total rose to STAMFORD. Nov. S.—(8pL) —Mrs. Elsie Wolsch, 40, of the Sagerton community, is in a Stamford hospital with serious injuries received last night when her farm home was demolished by a driving wind that preceded rain. Mrs. Wolsch suffered a fractured jaw and both legs were broken. Her husband, Curtis Wolsch. suffered body bruises, and their son. Ken Maynard, 4, received severe scalp lacerations. Force of the wind which wrecked the house, two miles north of Sagerton, hurled Mrs. Wolsch IOO yards into a cotton field, where a son, R. Q., 14, found her. When the storm began, Wolsch opened the door to an adjoining room to see if Buford. 18, and R. Q.. had returned from their aunt’s home, and Mrs. - Wolsch started to light a lamp. The three-room house was blown into bits before either finished. When Wolsch regained consciousness, he started for help and met his sons returning home. Shortly they found Mn, Wolsch and the four-old boy. 'IN-AND-OUTERS' AIM AT AIR MARK By ERNEST G. FISCHER Associated Press Staff Cut and Shoot, Tex., with its fox hunt this week, urged Texas newspaper readers to scan the map for that Montgomery county community. But Cut and Shoot is not the only peculiar name. As the late Thomas W. Jackson, dean of day-coach literature, was fond of saying, “You’re not the only pebble on the beach, for there’s a Little Rock in Arkansas.” So Texas, in Stephens county, has the town of Gunsight; in Lamar county, Razor, and in Red River county, there is Cut-hand. And if there is any shooting to be done, don’t for get Point (Rains county) and Pointblank (San Jacinto county). On the other hand, there is Sweet Home (Lavaca county). Welcome Is found in Austin county. If one wants more than Comfort (Gillespie county), there are Joy and Jolly (both in Clay county); Happy (Swisher county): Sunnyside (Waller county), and Welfare (Kendall county). But Tom Green county offers Veribest; Lynn county has the OK community; Hopkins county has Peerless, and Sherman county has Ideal. If weather is considered, Frost is in Navarro county, Zephyr in Brown county, and, by some quirk of fate, Mud and Sprinkle both are in Travis county. Come to think of it, it probably was not fate because Fate See NAMES, Pg. 12, Col. 6 YOU'RE NOTTHE ONLY PEBBLE ON THE BEACH -THERE S LITTLE ROCK IN ARKANSAS STRIKE CANCELLED- Tobacco Plant Opens with Troops on Guard Leader in CIO Her pilots bail out in parachutes and climb back in with rope ladders, but a tiny plane seeking the endurance flight record above Dosamond Dry Lake near Lancaster. Calif., flies on. Here you see, in a stunt reminiscent of Hollywood's most daring efforts, Pilot Tommy Smith clambering from a speeding auto, up a rope lad der, and back into the plane from which he bailed out at 2.000 feet four days ago when he became ill. Harley Lang relieved Smith at the controls when Smith bailed out, and Clyde Schlieper, who had been alternating with Long and Smith at the controls for nearly a week, also bailed out shortly before Smith re-boarded the plane. 3156 inches, much of which was recorded in July, and far ahead of normal. The normal November rainfall is 135 inches. A fierce wind unroofed a cotton warehouse at Haskell and broke down a high-line between there and Welnert, interrupting service several hours. Repairs had been completed this morning. The light hail did no damage. A general .93 inch rain was recorded over Haskell county. Olney reported rain that exceeded an inch over Young county, greatly boosting winter conditions for that cattle country, where thousands of steers are carried The weatherman forecast colder weather tonight with probably Jury Considers Sally’s Modesty Nine Women, Three Men to Decide lf She May Defend Herself from Photography HOLI.5 WOOD, Nov. 3.—(UP>—Nine women and three gray-haired men today considered the modesty—that's the word she used—of Sally Rand. clothed only in pink grease paint and the comfortably dim rays of a Number 37 moonlight-blue spotlight. The women, mostly wearing glasses and frowns, and the men, looking as disinterested as possible under the circumstances, composed the jury hearing the celebrated rase oft he arm Sally bit. (Or did she?) They were to decide whether, for the sake of modesty, she might defend herself from too-candid cameras. Ray Stanford, a farmer whose testimony was as candid as his camera I told in cietail how Miss Rand I clawed his neck with her sharp fin-1 Remails after he photographed her I dances of the fan and the bubble upon the stage of the Paramount Hunter Offers Land for Park Donations Add To Milk Fund But Only Half City Undernourished Pupils Cared for Most encouraging was this morning’s report by Mrs. Edith C. Smith, secretarv-treasurer, of gifts to the PTA Milk Fund totaling $53.43. Unlike last fall has been this year's response to the appeal to provide milk for undernourished school children. A great portion of the money that went into the fund last school year came from gifts of individuals and organizations. This fall the fund would have been entirely unable to make a weak beginning toward furnishing milk to more than a few dozen of several hundreds w’ho need it. ONLY HALF ENOUGH Thanks to the Boosters club’s interest, more than $600 has been raised through use of milk bottle “banks” scattered throughout the city, and through last week s benefit show at Fair Park auditorium. Until today donations from other sources had amounted to only $79.90. Even with this splendid start by the Boosters club, less than half of the children known to be undernourished are receiving milk. The supply available with money in hand is going to the more serious cases. Contributions reported this morning by Mrs. Smith are: Masonic lodge, No. 559, $2; J. D. Miracle, $10; Fair Park Parent-Teachers association. $13.43; Woodmen of the World, $2800. The Fair Park P-TA gift repre- DEAR UNCLE SAM: PLEASE FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE Christmas ^ptrit"^ ** * S&m* °laUS *°    P^P10-    but t0 Abilene today he appeared to be lacking in For Uncle Sam. through his spokesman. Postmaster O. A. Hale, has turned thumbs down on erection of year munlclpal Christmas tree on the federal lawn at North Third and Pine streets, where it stood last The chamber of commerce committee for Christmas decorations yesterday voted to recommend that a similar tree be placed at the same spot for this year’s holiday season. They were a little hasty, Postmaster Hale ruled. They neglected to inquire about the location and fix tmngs with uncle Sam. And, the postmaster said, they forgot about the matter of destruction of shrubbery which occurred last year. He said the decision was out of his department and suggested that the committee write a letter requesting use of the law*n so that it could be forwarded to Washington. This morning Dusty Rhoades, chairman of the Christmas committee, met with Mrs. John R Dressen and Mrs. L. W. Hollis, representatives of the Abilene Garden club, and Merl Gruver, manager of the chamber, to discuss the problem. The Garden club has charge of erecting and decorating the tree, as well as sponsorship of a residence lighting contest as a part of the Yule festivity. The four called on Postmaster Hale and framed a request to be sent to Washington asking use of the lawn. REPORTED IN LONDON- Lindy to Renounce U. S.? Paper Says He Is to be Briton EL PASO. Nov 3—(UP)—J C theater    I pvening. Mrs. George Harris, chairmen VT.    man and Mr?. Charjje Geore_ . DANO ER TESTIFIES    L. T. Nance, members of the Fair Hazel Drain, his girl friend. Park carnival committee, and Mrs. brought the story of the prosecution 1 E. C. Thompson, PTA president, toto a climax with her account of < day expressed their appreciation Hunfcrof Abu™ offered tod.y To ,h™ £7    cill! P'rPn'S "nd ’"Ch'r! “nd ,ht Publication Claims Lone Eagle to Take Civil Aviation Post LONDON, Nov. 3— (UP)— The West End and Soho Weekly will say tomorrow that Col. Charles A. Lindbergh is about to take out British citizenship for himself and family and ac-sent* 10 per cent of proceeds of its cept a high civil aviation post Halloween carnival, held Saturday in England. The weekly will Judge Understands All, and Bridegroom s Failure to Pay Parking Meter is Excused When a man is about to get married he Is apt to forget a lot of important things that do not concern his marriage. A young man yeserday parked his car while shopping for “wedding supplies.’ He forgot to put a nickel in the parking meter. He explained it all to Chief of Police T. A. Hackney this morning. Hackney recommended leniency. Judge E. M. Overshiner presented the with an "excuse” as a wedding present. prospective bridegroom MrKiriTk acres 0f lard 1“clud,n* the film in Stanfords camera McKittrick canyon. Signal peak. and part of ASPERMONT. Nov. 3-A three-quarter inch rain here will not interfere with the Stonewall county golden jubilee, t« open at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon with a parade led by the Old Glory band. There was to be a rodeo performance at 2:30 o'clock, and another at 8. At IO o'clock tonight there will be a dance. Practically the same schedule will he followed Friday and again Saturday. • light frost, and partly cloudy Friday. Wichita Falls received I 63 inches of rain and at 8 a. rn. it was still spi inkling. The temperature stood at 51 degrees. Overcast skies promisee addition-Aa1 precipitation at /marillo, where ▼ .22 inch wa gauged last night. The downpour was general and extended to the Sou til Plains and Lubbock with .14 inch. The temperature dropped to 42 degrees. g heavy also to west • Cha. ley Moorhouse, Benjamin ivestockman, reported l l inches in that parched ranching country. Scurry county also was in the receiving line for tho weathermans welcome visit. Three-quarters of an a inch fell there. • Colorado City reported 1.15 inches and a heavier downfall to tile west, Big Spring had .69 inch The Renderbrcok ranch in southern part of Mitchell county received 70 inch. according to Otto Jones, ranch f manager. High w iuds and a heavy sand storm were forerunners of a See WEATHER, Pg. 12, Col 5 the old Butterfield trail to the state of Texas for $6 an acre if the area will be used as a state park and game preserve. The offer followed an inspection trip of state highway commission and park board members of the proposed park site, which is 120 miles east of El Paso. Hunter offered to give the state Miss Rand testified in rebuttal that the pictures frankly put her in a ludicrous and lewd position: that her fingernails were pared to the quick so not to break the bubble; that she did not bite Miss Drain through the sleeve of the latter^ white sweater. Miss Rand, who consistently has worn more clothes than merchants of the city for their splendid cooperation in making the carnival an outstanding success. a 1,000-acre tract in McKittrick ' eke'mTourt'told 'how"'she“cov^d R 5ark' Pr0Vlded the I her body with grease paint and did state highway department would! her fan dance while stjinforn c build an eight-mile road to the can- i camera clicked from the first row y0£nhrTiCarl£bad h‘8hway.    J    Then came the bubble dancc lhe e hffi    chairman    of    .    sensation    of    the    matinee.    Stanford h£eKSi,tie £igJlWay commission, said I she said, poked his camera around wmUH h i    the    state    !    the    end    of    the    Bauze    curtain    and would be justified in purchasing ! snapped th* shutter. JiP^T*jy 350 Plk liVP in thC U^buUle^Toos^* through'1 me hlaH V™ w nWaS *tarted with 10 air. Miss Rand swooshed after it m 1928 Wild ut? »7m Wyoming | suspended by plan, wires, and as 1928 Wild life also includes she swooshed, she said she herds of mountain sheep and an- I the camera still going abundant bird 1 click. telope, bear, and life. Hunter said the price of $264,000 included all improvements and water systems. heard clickety- Mayor La Guardia May Support Lehman NEW YORK, Nov. 3.—(/P)—New York's fusion mayor. F. L. La-Guardia, was said by the New York Times today to be ready to throw his support to Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, democratic candidate for reelection. In so doing, the mayor wmuld sever political relationships with a member of his official family. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey who is campaigning for the governorship on the reublican ticket. Laguardia would not comment. Japanese Report Seizure of Puchi SHANGHAI, Nov. 3—(Ab—Smashing tile first major Chinese defenses above newly-captured Hankow, the Japanese invaders tonight reported the seizure of Puchi. a strategic point 80 miles down the Hankow-Canton railroad. Several days of artillery bombardment, which tore a hole in Puchi’s north wall, was followed up by a bloody Infantry assault along the Lu river flowing through the town. Forty-five miles up the Yangtze river from Hankow the Shot Fells Girl At Goldthwaite GOLDTHWAITE. Nov. 3.— (AP)—Seventeen-year-old Jea-sie Mar Sheppard was shot and critically injured at the rural home of her father, Amos Sheppard, in the Big Valley community today. The girl, i Big Valley high school student, wa* hurried to Santa Anna hospital, where physicians described her condition from shotgun wounds in the hip as critical. Sheriff J. H. Harris of Mills county brought Sheppard, a World war veteran and farmer, to the Mills county jail for questioning. The girls 15-year-old brother, Ira, was in the house at the lime of the shooting, Sheriff Harris said, but has not been questioned. He was at the bedside of his sister. Oil Scouts Hold Meeting In Anson ANSON, Nov. 3.—(Sp].)—West Central Texas oil scouts held their weekly check meet here today with 16 scouts present This is the third meet here, all held recently. Scouts were present from Abilene San Angelo. Wichita Falls, Breck-, ,    Japanese    enridge, Cisco and other points announced the Kiayu forts had fal- The meeting was at the Ansford Jen*    hotel. say: “From sources of the highest authority. the West End Weekly is able to reveal that Colonel Lindbergh, internationally famous airman who has been a resident of England several years, will shortly be given a high position In or connected with the British government. STORY RIDICULED “Our correspondent also informs us it is predicted that Colonel Lindbergh and his family will also become British subjects by naturalization in the near future. “The position which will be offered is one similar to director of civil aviation. There may also be an official connection with the reorganization of the Royal air force. “During the last few months Colonel Lindbergh has played an increasingly important role in international aviation circles, and his many trips to Berlin, Prague, Moscow, Paris and Rome have caused him to be regarded in the light of an unofficial agent of the British government, rather like Lawrence of Arabia. “It is reported that his letters to the British foreign office at the last crisis, in which he related the immense air preparations of Germany and Italy compared to the inefficiency of Russia and the waakoew of F.uuw*. were very important factors in deciding eh# pre- SHEEPMEN SECOND RANCHERS IN FIGHT ON FREIGHT BOOST I ORT WORTH. Nov. 3.— (UP)—An Interstate commerce commission hearing on proposed increases in the interstate railroad freight rates on stocker and feeder cattle adjourned here today. It will reconvene Monday at Kansas City, Mo. Assails Davey Governor Called America's Chief 'Strikebreaker' MIDDLETOWN, 0, Nov. 3. —(AP)—Under the protection! of troops ordered here by CIO-baiting Gov. Martin L. Davey, I the P. Lorillard Co. tobacco I plant resumed operations to-day. Closed since October 3 by a Committee for Industrial Organizatior strike, one shift of approximately! 500 workers entered the plant at 8| a. rn, without interference. The! plant employs 1,100. STRIKE CALLED OFF Five hundred guardsmen wen ordered nere by Davey after citj officials warned that reopening the plant while the strike was ii progress might result in noting and bloodshed. The pioneer tobacco worker union, which struck Oct. 3 for closed shop and the checkoff, agre* shortly before midnight to end th* dispute and return to work. C. I. O. Organizer Sam Sponsellei said the vote was 557 to I. The plant was scheduled to reopen today. As troops were en route from Columbus, Paul W. Fuller and Johr Owens, regional C. J. O. directors,! urged the strikers to return to their| Jobs “in orderly fashion.” • "We do not intend to have our people murdered by a lame duck governor xxx who bu proven himself to be America’s notorious No. I strikebreaker,” Fuller wired Sponseller. Fuller said he would file charges with the National Labor Relations board. Owens said the troop order was “the most Inexcusable of the many vicious acts by Governor Cavey during his term of office.” FORT WORTH. Nov. Southwestern sheep raisers today seconded pleas registered by cattle producers and shippers that the Interstate Commerce commission refuse an application to increase rail rates and impose greater restrictions on movement of stocker and feeder cattle and sheep. It appeared likely the session would end this afternoon unless witnesses from the Missouri river markets appeared. FORESEE HEAVY BLOW The railroads seek to increase the minimum weight of shipments of feeders and stockers from 20.000 pounds to the 22,000 minimum already set for fat animals, thus in handling that fat stock going to market requires,” Cunningham said. Ranchmen In the area around San Angelo were unable to stand a rate Increase, testified E. S. Meyer, San Angelo. He said ranch profits have been curtailed considerably in recent years. Earth Tremors MEXICO CITY. Nov. 3 —(UP)— Strong earth tremors, felt just before midnight last night in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Vera Cruz in southern Mexico, were be-creasing freight charges. They also! lieved today to have done compara-wish to charge on all stocker ship- j tively minor damage. Tacubaya ob- mier’s attitude at Munich. Well - Informed sources In London and In Berlin, which Lindbergh visited recently, derided the story, TOO SMALL TO EARN LIVING, TEXAN OFFERS SELF FOR SALE Student Travels 12,000 Miles to Enroll in A.C.C. SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 3.— (UP)—Little Narcisco H. Guerra, 33, was for sale today—in one piece or in portions. Guerra, complaining that his size was a handicap in his efforts to find employment so he could support his wife and three sons, offered to sell himself for $3,000. Individual parts would come higher in proportion, though. Guerra demanded $1,000 for one eye. one ear or one arm and $1,300 for one leg. Guerra said that his 130 pounds and height of five feet four and one-half inches prevented him from finding steady employment, even with the WPA. When Collin Smith, 28-year-old native of Breamcreek. Tasmania, Australia, stepped off the Greyhound bu here at noon today, he ended a 12.000-mile trip that began October 6. Smith, who is to become a ministerial student at Abilene Christian college, was met by Don Morris, vice-president of ACC. James Reynolds, senior ministerial student, and Loyd Blxler, senior. menu the full IOO per cent rate, now applied on fat animals, granting a 15 per cent rebate only if a second haul is made on the animals within a period more than 30 days and less than one year after original shipment. The sheep raisers testified that any increase in rates would be a blow to livestock industry in Texas and New Mexico because the bulk of shipments, they said, consists of stocker and feeder animals. “I don’t believe a carload of fat sheep or lambs has been shipped from my territory in five years,” said Con W. Jackson, Las Vegas. N. M . rancher. "Most of our stock is sold as feeders in middlewestern and northern states. Sometimes I buy stockers from other points to replenisn tne Hocks.” C. W. Cunningham, Fort Stockton. secretary of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ association, testified: “In my area fewer than one per cen: of the sheep are finished for market. Our stock depends on natural forage, and some of us are in bad shape on that.” Ranch operations in West Texas have become more expensive and the recent spread cf such poisonous plants ss bitterweed had added another problem, Cunningham declared. “The reduced stocker and feeder rates are justified because this class of stock doesn’t require the careful and rapid servatory recorded the tremors at 11:43 p m. (12:43 a. rn. today EST) and estimated the epicenter to be about 400 miles southeast of Mexico City in the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The Weather A?,1 LENK *nd vicinity: Partly cloudy, Srt'y ft y *ht frt,St tonlght: Frl<1*> VVe»t Texas: Fair tonight and Friday ‘n «*«t *nd north; froat in west and DOMS S 0".1 t2rV?ht warmer in west and .PO«i°n* Friday. •v, TfIU:    Partly cloudy to cloudy, *h?w',r* 'n    portion, colder, probably I ® As^ro*L. 'n extrame northwest oortlon aaa!    Ay P*rt'y cloudy, colder in east and south-central portions. RAINFALL: Sine* fir., ln? * m Thur«- 90 Inch Sari,* SflSJ , y?ar ...........31 58    Inches Same period ,aat year ........15.17    inch*. No™«- *'nce first of year    22 61    Inches Highest temperature yesterday ....84 lowest temperature this morning ..SO TEMPERATURES Wed. Thurs. pm.  SI Baird Election Trial Friday BAIRD, Nov 3—Hearing on ani application for an injunction and! trial of the suit styled. “The Citl-| ame Committee vs. City of Baird,’I contesting the September 30 election! that authorized issuance of revenue! bonds for construction of a munici-| pal light and power plant, alii! open in 42d district court Friday! morning.    | The citizens’ committee seeks to| enjoin the city from proceeding with| construction of the municipal plant! while the suit contesting the elec~| tion is being fought out in the! courts.    [ W. E Martin and Ben L. Cox, Abilene attorneys, represent the plaintiffs. Scarborough and Ely, Abilene! law firm. represent the city of Baird. Test Proves Slain Doctor Fired Gun SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 3.—(UP)-J. H. Amette, chief chemist for the I State Department of Public Safety, said today that a paraffin test “proved conclusively” that Dr. David H. Carson fired a gun a short! time before he was found dead yesterday. FROST Sunrise .. Sunset 6:30 p m. 6:30 a.rn Dry thermometer    78    Si Wet thermometer    64    RO Relative humidity    48    93 a m. Si SO 50 so so 51 51 52 53 56 39 59 6:58 .5:48 12 39 p m. 59 48 44 84 84 S3 SO 78 77 76 76 72 72 60 Ex-Capone Gangster Taken for 'Ride' HAMMOND, Ind., Nov. S.—(UP) —Walter Leonard, 35, Chicago, onetime Capone gang lieutenant, was found shot early today. He was in his automobile in a residential district. Police said he apparently had been taken on a gangland “ride.” British Ship Hit MADRID, Nov. 3.—(A*)—An Insurgent air raid on the Valencia waterfront today blasted a hole in the side of the British freighter Stanwood and caused an unknown number of casualties. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 3, 1938