Abilene Reporter News, November 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

November 04, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMKR VOL, 157. Abilene Reporter- "Wm.OUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'J UH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, SIXTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS Mercury Drop Follows Rains Winds And Hail Accompany Moisture; Three Hurt By Storm Near Sagerton Clear skies, low temperatures and the threats of a killing frost last night marked the second stage of a wintry outburst which earlier had brought high winds and general rainfall to break West Texas' drouth, The mercury at 9 p. m. had reached 48 degrees on a down- ward slide, with no immediate signs of a halt. Stars beamed brightly in almost an open welcome to frost. Hovevcr, if a heavy frost does not fall below dawn, the weather outlook will be brighter. Forecast for today mentions no lower temperatures, predicts partly cloudiness but no rain. Saturday will be fair and warmer. The rain Wednesday r.ight was accompanied in sections by high winds nnd hail that wrought small damage. More than an inch of rain fell in Haskell, Clay, King, Knox, Youngf, Ar- cher and Wichita counties, .90 INCH HERE In Abilene Ihe fall measured JO inch between midnight and 4 a. m. The yearly total rose to nich- es, far ahead of normal. High winds mroofed a cotton warehouse at Haskell and broke down a hlghlfne between there and WctnerL. A light hall and a -96 inch rain nccompanleu the wind, A sandstorm preceded rainfall of .72 inch at swoetwnter, Blnckwcll received half an inch atid San An- gelo reported .65 inch of tain. Heaviest rainfall in the sector xas at Ballinger during Ihe early momlng hours. The 1.22 inch rain was Ihe first beneficial moisture In about four months, Winters report- ed a quarter inch rain and Wlngate about the some Coleman county, needing a three or four Inch rain received .17 Inch precipitation. Brownwood and Brady got good showers. CAUGHT IN WRECKAGE was seriously hurt and two other less seriously hurt early yesterday when a twisting windstorm destroyed Ihe home ol Curtis Walsch Iwo miles north of Sasertown. Mrs, Walsch, caught In the wreck- age of the thre? room house was critically injured. Her four year old son was Wowu from the building into a cotton field, but was not se- riously hurt. Walsch was slightly Sec WEATHER, PR, S, Col. 4 Baird Vole Contest Suit Is Postponed Plaintiff Counsel Requests Jury BAIHD, Nov. on the application for an Injunc- tion and trial of the citizens Com- mittee vs. City o[ Baird suit, sched- uled for Friday morning, was post- poned in district court here today. The suit contests the re- sult of the recent municipal power plant bond election. The action was taken when plaintiff's counsel requested a Jury. Judge Mllburn S. rang urged an early Mat, not later than next week. It Is considered probable that it will be Thursday. The 42d district grand jury re- ported today, returning cloven In- dictments, n then recessed until November 13. Ten of the Indict- ments were lelony, one misde- meanor. Defendants already arrested or under heavy bond are Ed Putty, in R Brownwood Jail, charged with burglary; Loyd Wood, under bond, cow theft; A. C. Whitehead, drunk- en driving and burglary; F. D. Crabb, burglary; Charlie Shellon. under bond, drunken driving; J. P. Hendrlcfcs, Big Spring, under bond, drunken driving; J. c. Mc- Corley, under bond, drunken driv- ing. All of these cases were set for November 16. Japs May Denounce Nine-Power Trealy TOKi'O, Xov. Japan's fortijn office spokesman today disclosed that Japan considers obsolete the nlne-poirtr treaty, of which (he WnllctI Stiles Is a signatory, guaranteeing the Icrrllorizl in- fcgrllv of China, and intimated Japan may denounce it. The spokesman revealed Ja- pan is considering replacement of Ihe Ircaly, signed at Wash- ington in 1922, with a new Ihrcc-ptwr pact among Japan, her puppet-empire of Manchoil- kuo and a new regime in Chins, rnvisiomnj; displacement of the Chfanj Kai-Shek novcrnment. Building Permits Hit Season lop Issued; Largest Is For Private Hospital Issuance or In buldlng per- mits yesterday from the city en- gineer's office set a new high for the fall building campaign In AM- lenc. The afternoon's results brought the year's total to date to more than double the total for the same time last year. The 1938 aggregate now is as compared with last year'' 5385.01S. Largest of the permits went Rosabel De Berry for construction o fa private hospital at 1325 Cedar. The hospital will be a one story building of rock veneer finish and an asbestos slate roof. There will 24 rooms in the building In- cluding two operating rooms, a de- livery room, a sterilizing room and an X-ray room. H. L. Rice, contractor, said last night that work on foundations of the building started Tuesday. Con- tract calls for completion of the building in 90 days. Mtss De Berry was formerly oper- ator ol private hospitals In Sweet- water, Dallas and Me.xla. RESIDENCE PERMITS A permit for was Issued Mrs. w. c. Williamson lor construc- tion of two story brick veneer resi- dence at 1526 Washington boulevard Albert McAltster was granted a permit for erection of a frame residence at 1133 Albany Jn the Elmwood addition. A permit lor went to Harry Hays for erec- tion of a frame residence at 2425 Swenson avenue. Permits totaling ivent.lo the Abilene Home Building corpora- tion for the erection ol four frame residences on South Hlh street. Locations will be at 3201, 3209 3' and 3225 South lllh. The Texas and Pacific Railroad company took out a permit for erection oJ a tile storage building on the railroads' right of way on North first. HKY Moves To Curb Grid Game Drinking It wouldn't be wise to take bottled spirits with you to the Abilene-Blg Spring football encounter this af- ternoon. With today's garni', the Hi-Y, high school boys' orjarlzalion, starts a campaign to abolish drinking at home athletic events. The youths started the drive by Introducing a resolution to the AHS student body condemning the practlce- Thls morning, of the club will confer with Chief T. A. Hackney to get strong-r police protection nt today's game, and al! others this season. In an elfort to stop drinking. Marshall Mllsap. pres- ident ot the HI-Y and Curtis Owen, sponsor, are taking Ihe lead. Rogers Memorial Dedication Today CLAREMORE. Okla Nnv. 3 _ stone memorial (o her favorite son. Will Rogers, stood finished on Its hilltop site tonight, ready to receive tomorrow a ded- ication planned as a national tri- bute. At 2 p.m. (CST) President Roose- velt will speak over ths radio from Hyde Park. Jesse Jones. RFC :hatrman and treasurer of the Will Rogers National Memorial fund, will deliver the principal address icre. WPA Misuses Are Sustained Record Vote For Non-Presidential Year In Prospect By The Associated Press The 1938 political wars, fast ap- proaching a decision, produced these developments yesterday: A compilation by the Associated Press Indicated that 40.000.000 votes would be cast next Tuesday. This would be a record for a non-presi- dential year, though some below the vote ir. the 1S36 presi- dential election. The senate campaign expendi- tures'Committee said H sustained three charges thai democrats mis- used WPA politically in Pennsyl- vania. It also announced It was sending an Investigator to watch the elec- tion In Philadelphia because of democratic charges that republi- cans were seeking to manipulate Doting machines ROOSEVELT TO SPEAK President Roost veil worked at Hyde Park, N. y. on the address he will broadcast at p. m.. Abilene Time, tonight om the CBS and Mutual radio networks and the Blue" network ol NBC. Mayor Prank Hague of Jersey City. N. J., said the senate cam- paign expenditures committee's warning against perpetrating selec- tion frauds In that municipality was "ridiculous." "The accusations that 40.000 names would be added tn the registries Is absolutely Hague said. The republican national commlt- lee announced at Washington that il9 republicans, who are members of congress or candidates for such offices, have signed a pledge to work for an investigation of "poll tics In relief. At Kirksvllle Mo.. Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi urged that Senator Bennett champ Clark be reelected by ever given a sourl." Secretary of IN DOUBLE ELOPEMENT WITH SISTER, 13 Bride Starts Married Life In Hen House KOUDERTON, l'a.p Nor. (AP) Thirteen year old Frances Erb wenl back to school a bride today, while an older sister tt'llh whom she partici- pated In a double elopement began married life In a hen house. The sisters molored to Elk- ton, Md., yesterday in the five- year-old sedin of Martin Nace, 25, a pants factory worker, Jllriamn, 17, married Nace, while her high school freshman wfd to Robert Sou- der, 21, a WPA worker. Nace took his bride to a con- verted lien house that' has been bis home for three years. They had to clamher up n rick- ety, seven-rung ladder, the only enlrance. While Mrs, Mace continued al her job as a domestic, her bridegroom planned to fix Ills rented quarters up "a bit." Jfe said he would sod his front yard, a junk heap of uid auto. mobiles and ttn cans, and plant a fetr flowers. Ills "honeymoon cottage" needs paint, but It has a stove pipe and several pieces of furniture. It Is In the out- skirts of nearby Sellersvllle. Child Bride And Husband Charged ASHLAND, Ky., Nov. Kentucky child- "Peachj" Whitt ffoward, school records show to be n years her 60- rear-old husband since April, today freed legal proceeding. Rulh, face smeared with rouge and mouth with lipstick sat In the jail a' nearby Cat- leltsburg and chewed, tobacco. Wilburn Howard, the hus- band, neither read nor write, was at liberty on bond. A preliminary (a scheduled for Howard neit Wednesday. SaturrJa, Ruth Is scheduled IV before County Judfe Georje G. Bell al Calleitsburr and an- swer charges of juvenile delin- quency. H was same chirfe that took Rosle Columbus 10, from her miner husband Flem Tackel', 34. IN OAKLAND ESTUARY- Blast Rips Open German Ship BREAKFAST FOR H-SU EXES PLANNED IN L. A. 4 Aboard Craft Plans were underway Thurs- day for a breakfast reunion for Hardln-Eimmons alumni and ex-students when the Cowboy special train arrives In Los An- geles for the game with Loyola. Lewis E. (Honey) Adams, one of Hardtn-Slmmons' all-time football greats and a brother of Dr. c. E. AilarnF of Abilene, will be ta charge of arrangements. Adams played for the Cowboy teams of 1908 and 1909, before the game was barred by the school In 1909 Another member 'of the team at that time was Scott King of Abilene, Adams Is new a sr.hoo! execu- tive on the coast. Last year he not only attended the Loyola game, but also drove to Fresno for the Cowboy tilt there. The breakfast will likely be held at the Hayward hotel, headquarters for the Hardin- Simmons delegation riding the Reporter-News special. Harry H. Hayes, H-SU field representative, Is communicating rcith alumni and eses on the coast to organize the welcom- ing party. "the greatest majority candidate in old WITH BREAK REPORTED Spur Levine Kidnap Hunt Police Dig Up Hideout Cellar the Interior Ickes announced he would speak In Phil- adelphia tomorrow night on the "Curse of Two CiJes." He did not name the cities. Rail Stock Rale Hearing Closed Board Moves To Kansas City FORT WORTH, Nov. ditional testimony that Increase of railroad freight rates on feeder and stocttcr sheep and cattle would be a hard blow to Ihe cattle Industry In West Texas and New Mexico, brought to a close today four days of lestlmony before an Interstate commerce commission board. Examiner C. E. Stiles of the ICC said the hearing of protesting cat- tle raisers and dealers against the railroad request for rate Increases will be resumed Monday at Kan- sas City. Mo. and that, the exam- ining board will take testimony there for a week from cattle men and others In the Missouri river market area. The following week the board will move to Chicago for final tes- timony from cattte men In the northwest central area who have asked to be heard at Chicago. A record of the testimony gather jvitn recommendations of the examiners and briefs of attor- neys In the case then will be pre- sented to the ICC at Washington where arguments will be heard at a later date, stiles said decision of the ICC at Washington might be expected Intc nest spring or earlv next i all. The Weather VtKST TKV.1S: 1'rldajr and In nna M. SO so........___ .M Prove Bone And Teeth Fragments Those Of Animals NEW YORK, Hov. long unsolved skying of 12-year-old Peter Levine, kidnaped from his New Ko chelle, N. Y., home last Feb. 24, was reported near a "break" tonight as federal agents sought to link the crime with three captured members of an alleged "kidnap syndi- cate." Dwlght Brantley. New York FBI chief, dkclosed that federal sleuths working on the Levine case ran across clues which put them on the trail of another unsolved mystery the kldnap-slaylng of Arthur SYied, young White Plains, N. Y business man, last December. Meanwhile, police with picks and shovels diif up (he cellar of a low- East Side building known Ukrainian hall cited by as the hideout where Fried's body was cremated In a furnace in quest of new clues to support a theory it might been used gangland execution chamber. Fragments of bone and teeth which police first believed to have been parts of Fried's body, ex- humed from a freshly cemented "tomb" in the cellar, were analyz- ed and found to be n chicken, beef and rabbit bones from the refuse of banquets. Investigators had discovered dark stains, as of blood, on a coal chute leading to the cellar, as well as secret room and a machine-gun. The captured tiio, gave their names as William Jacknis. 27, John Vicga, 3J, and Demetrius' Oula, 28. They were arraigned on kidnap- ing charge.? in the ransom abduc- tions of Benjamin Farber, 33. of Brighton Beach, released for after an .original demand of 000. last April 18: and Norman Miller. 10. of BrooWvn. released for after an original demand of S300.0CO. last July 2J. Joseph Stephen Sacoda. 27. nam- ed by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover the actual slayer of Pried. Is now in Sing Sing for parole vio- lation. Fire Imperils Area ADEN7, ill., Nov. rag- ing forest and prairie fire threat- ened churches, farm homes and schools In acres of southern Illinois timberland tonight, but an army o! 123 men wcte advancing it. WITH EX-CONVICT FOUND FBI ASKED 10 SOLVE KERRVILLE DOCTOR'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH SAN ANTONIO. Nov clarlng that Dr. Divid H. Cnrwn 81. Kerrville physician, was robbed and Ihcn slain by an unknown as- sassin, Dr. K, Webb, superin- tendent or the Legion hospital at Kerrville psked Ihe Federal Bureau of Investigation today to enter the case and aid in "tracking down the person or persons responsible for ihe As Dr. Webb wa. presenting his rcouMt. complications In Uic mysterious ol the phy- sician developed at noon today when the tody of Olen C. Ireland 12. ex-convict, reported to have been seen in Kerrville with Dr. Carson a few hours before he was slain was found. Ireland, accord.ng to a coroner's Inquest verdict icturned by Justice of the Peace Raymond committed suicide In a rooming house by first slashing his wrists, cutting Rashes on his forehead and Sheriff Frank John J. ,'Jalhewj, anil who had been searching for him since it was re- ported he hart accompanied the slain doctor lo a Kerrville bank while the physician borrowed and then handed the money to Ire- land. Later, Dr. Carson and Ireland were reported seen together at a Mill county service station. The of- a man 1 answering ihe description of Ireland hours. the rooming house at a. m. Wed- nesday, five hours before the phy, sician s body vas found. A search of Ireland's room failed to reveal the which was report- to have been handed him by Dr. Carson. Deputy Wevenhagen re- ported in currency on the dresser. An fxaminng physician said Ire- land had been dead for a' least ten FOUR ACCUSED IN KIDNAP CASES Announcing the solution of a kidnap-slaying and two pre- viously undisclosed kidnapings, J. Edward Hoover, FBI chtef. said in New York that the four men shown above in of- ficial FBt photographs, were under arrest and that "certain ones had confessed." Upper left, William Jacknis; upper right, Joseph P. Sacoda; lower left, Dcmetrtum Oula; lower right, John VIrga. Hoover charged the victim of the kid- nap-killing. Arthur Fried, had been shot by Sacoda. Sally Convicted In Photo Scrap The dancer charged with biting and scratching Hay Municipal Judge C. A. Ball- relch hid instructed the jury that "the riicbt of privacy docs not exist where a pcrj.'tn has become so prominent tint by hts very prominence he has dedicated his life to Ihe pub- lic." MLw Rand testified she "went to ask them if I couid buy the films." but denied she wratched or bit Stanford or Miss Drain. The maximum penally for bat- tery conviction is ISO days in jail. Judge Bawlreich ordered Misj Sand to appear next Monday for sentence, at which time a motion for a new trial will be heard. The dancer, before the verdict was returned, said she planned to nvite the members to her opening lerlormance at a downtown hotel f they found her Innocent. "But If they find me guilty have to get ready for a long as ihe guest of the added. III she Slayer To Phoenix FORT WORTH., Nov. Phil Ker.r.amcr, Tui.-'a pang" slayer, left here by train this s.IKrnoon to: Pbocniv Ariz, meet his rvmlicr Sunday. Hurt; Explosion Cause Is Sought Sabotage Theory Given Credence By'Phone Call OAKLAND, J3a1if., Nov. mystery explosion, which injured at least four crew members, ripped open the German steamship Van- couver today and caused her beaching in the Oakland estuary, where authorities sought the cause of the blast. Police and District Attorney. Earl Warren boarded the vessel late to- day to aid. Captain w. Moesslnjer in investigating the blast, which tore a hole In the hull in No. 4 hold. Aboard the, ship were seven pas- sengers and the crew of 54. An- other 30 passengers were waiting to board at San Fianclsco. Captain Moessinger said the ex- crewmen listed as injured not hurt seriously. Captain Moessinver said the ex- j ploslo.i looked claimed a ofrfhe star- board side, followed by the jound of the blast. A telephone call ta the Oak- land Tribune lent credence a possible theory of sabotage. "Do jou want some (ood an unidentified pcnon told the. Tribune city editor. "A bomb went up on a German ship." He hung up immediately, and few minutti later the blait occurred. Harry A. Hutson, boatswain's mat.- on a. coast guard boat, wit- nessed the explosion. "I was proceeding up the Estuary, when I approached the Vancouver, which was outward he dt clared. "I heard the explosion, looked up and saw a great dump of steam and smoke come out of the stack awl of the ventilators. "The ship started settling immed- iately, Jumed in towards the ihore and let go both anchors. "I drew alongside and saw men hurry from the engine room covered with oil. "Some of the men appeared to be scalded." Other eyewitnesses reported see- ing steam billowing from the fun- nel and ventilators. The Vancouver had (aken on canned goods at Oakland and was en route to San Francisco, after which it wis to have left for Ant- wsrp. Chamberlain Upheld Again LONDON. NOV. 3- _ Prime Minister Kiville Chamberlain's gov- ernment tonight won its second vote of confidence when a motloi condemning Britain's inadequate defenses was defeated 355 votes to 130. The opposition motion asked the house of commons to censure the government's "admitted unprepar- cclr.css to protect the civil popula- tion when the country was brought to the brink of war'1 during the September Czechoslovak crisis. Commons thpn gave approval to government proposed ment to the censure motion sup- porlinif 'the government's deter-, minstion to complete with the ut-1 speed the measures necessary i to provide for (he country's needs." Government spokesman hid promised a triple effort alor? that line to the Snsniar secur- ity of Britain. UT Land Offered For Leases Today AUSTIN. Nov. -Fifty-one iracts of university-owned land In West Texas, some of them adja- cent to oil production, will be of- 'ered for leasing on ths auction block hero tomorrow. The tracts, approximating 160 acres each, are located In Crane, Ector, Andrews and Ward counties. Corneas Of Slayer Are Given Pair SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. A surgeon today performed' a dou- 3le transplantation operation on three year old boy and a 25 year old youth in which he used Iha corneas from the eyes of a Utah murderer who faced a firing-'squad earlier this week. The result of the delicate opera- tions will not be known for several days. The patients, their eyej Bathed In bandages, placed their hopes, tor a restoration of their sight on the skill of a surgeon who has been successful in similar operations in the past. The surgeon's name waa withheld. The healthy cornea tissue taken from the eyes of John W. Deerlng, executed this week at Salt Lake City. The corneas were- "frozen" and flown to San Francisco wiere they were kept at a temperature of 40 degrees. Father Facing harge :Big Valley Girl Felled By Blast. From'Shotgun' .GOLDTHWAITE, Nor. Lunacy charges were filed Jate to- against Amos Sheppard, 44-year-old war veteran and fanner, after the critical wounding of his IT-year-old daughter, Jessie Mae, In their rural Big Valley community home today. Aged J. W. SheppanJ, father of Amos' filed the in County Judge K. J. Gerald's court after the young high school student had been taken to Santa Anna hospital, where physicians said her hip bone had been shat- tered by buckshot from a-.13 gauge shotgun. The younger Sheppard, arrested by Sheriff J. H. Harris and con- fined in the Mills county Jail, made a statement. His son, Ira, IS, also a Big Valley high school student, was In room at the time of the shooting. Sheriff Harris said. No statement had been taken from young Ira, at the tedsfde of his sister. Judge Gerald set a hearing for tomorrow on the lunacy complaint but later said It was doubtful mate- rial witnesses could be present be- cause of the girl's grave condition. Loss of Mood and a long lapse be- fore treatment threatened the girl's life, physicians said. Eheppard, a farmer, recently applied for enrollment afc the Brownwood CCC camp but was re- jected because of a physical dis- ability, officers here learned. Plunges To Death NEW YORK. Nov. 3-WV-ViclCr T. Watson. 53. veteran Hearst edi- tor, died today in a plunge from his llth floor hotel room. Read The News! your community, your neighbors, yonr political events, your schools and churches in THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS community in West Texis is too small for this newspaper to carry YOUR TODAY at the Bargain Bate of for one year by mail in West T INCLUDINO SUNDAYS. The Abilene Reporter-News "West Texas' Own ;