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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM NEWSPAPER VOL LVII I, NO.'162. Abilene Reporter- OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS LEHMAN BEATS DEWEY; GOP'S MAKE GAIN Huge Armistice Parade Planned Address By John Lee Smith Will Be Carried Through. Downtown Section Plans for the gigantic Armistice Day parade, sponsored by Parramore post o! the American Legion, were completed yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the parade committee at (he chamber of commerce offices Ruck Slblcy. general chairman of the day's celebration, presided. The mammoth parade, with be- tween 75 and 100 separate organ- izations of Abilene, Taylor county and San Angelo participating, will form on Oak street between South First and South Fifth at Fri- day morning. Promptly at Hon. John Lee Smith ol Throckmor- ton will deliver the Armistice Day address, his message to be carried by a loud spe.iker system throughout the downtown business district, both north and south of the Texas and Pacific, railroad. Smith's address will close exactly at 11 o'clock, after which one minute of silence and prayer will be ob- served. Following this, laps will be lilayed and Ihe parade will start wending Its way down Oak street to South Fifth, west to Chestnut, north to North Fifth on Pine, west to Cypress and south to dismissal at the T. A: p. passenger station on North Plrst. The parade v.'lll inaugurate a busy day for Abllentans, especially ex-service men. At noon Friday Par- ramore post of the legion will be host to all ex-service men of the county and their families at ft bar- becue to be given at the Taylor County Veterans clubhouse on South llth. FOOTBALL FEATURE 1 At Friday afternoon the chief attraction will be the San Angelo- Abllcne high school football game at Eagle stadium. Concluding the day's gridiron menu will be a clash at Hardln-Simmons university stadium between the negro teams of Abilene and Brownwood. Featuring the nfght entertaln- See AUMISTICE. PS. 12, Col. 4 fexans Elect ielBan Oath On Duels Demo Nominee Polls In Light Voting By The Associated Press. Texas voters. In sparing num- bers, elected W. Lee O'Danlel gov- ernor yesterday and agreed to let a citizen hold office without swear- ng he had not participated In a Kentucky Election Tabulators Refuse To Take Pay Cut, Block Vote Counting BEDFORD, Ky., Nov. county's vole counting In eleven precincts was blocked tonight by a sit-down strike over tabu- lators' pay. The tabulators refused to work for 25.cents an hour, the rate recently set by the fiscal court In an economy move reducing the pay from a flat for the job. Election commissioners refused to unlock the ballot boxes claim- ing the fiscal court failed to' notify them of the pay cut. California-Bound In PLANS FOR WEST TEXAS GRID PARTY MOVE INTO HIGH GEAR Just a week from today, the West Texas party bound for Los Angel ES and the Hardln-Simmons Cowboys' game with the Loyola depart for Ihe west coast invasion, and from now on trip plans arc expected to be In high Bear. Jack Simmons, H-SU alumnus directing a movement to send the school's Cowboy band on the trip, to add color to the descent on the City of Pageantry, said last night he already has "several hundred dollars" In sight, and more coming in dally to underwrite the needed expenses for this enterprise. "Before we get through we may have funds enough to help send a representation from -the Cowgirls said Simmons, who Is receiv- ing many offers of financial help. Meanwhile, from Los Angeles it- self, came assurances of a typical "Tc.vas welcome" awaiting the Abi- lene trippers, from Abilene Chris- tian college's colony of former fac- ulty members and students, now as- sociated with George Pepperdine college in Los Angeles. H-SU alumni on the coast, loo are preparing a welcome for the visitors, with a breakfast scheduled for the arrival morning, at the Ho- tel Hayward, Cowboy headquarters for the stay In Los Angeles. G. B. Sandeter, H-SU graduate manager, In Dallas Tuesday, was expected to make further arrange- ments for the prospective movie See SFECIAL. Pg. n, Col 4. Cotton Forecast Reduced Board Estimate Tor Crop Set At Bales WASHINGTON, Nov. The federal reporting board reduced Its last previous estimate of this year's cotton crop by bales today, but agriculture depart- ment officials said the total sup- ply for the cintent season still would be more than twice the amount consumer last year. The board estimated this year's crop at bales. Coupled with tills forecast, however, was an estimate that there were bales on hand when the season opened Aug. 1. This would rnaKe the supply W.OOD figure approaching the 1932 record supply of bales. The board's forecast for this crop compared with last year's rec- ord praduction of 18.S46.000 bales. The Indicated yield per acre was 219.1 pounds compared with 266.9 in 1337. Veteran Conductor Of TOP Succumbs MARSHALL, Nov. W, J. Inkman, 78-year-old veteran con- ductor on the Fort Worlh-BIg Spring run of the Texas and Pa- clltc. railroad, died here last night. Born in Mauch Chunk, Pa.. Ink- man came to Texas many years ago. H> was on the retired list. He fell and broke his hip several weeks ago at Fort, Worth. Atoturk is Worse ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. quarters today satd Presfdent Kamal AtatUTk of Tur- key had taken a sudden turn for (he wrts5 Bt 5.35 p. m. (10 n. m.. C.S.T.) today and that h'.r, illness was regarded as "serious'." Jews Blamed In Reich's Collapse Wilson 'Apostle Of National Hitler Declares MUNICH. Nov. lor Adolf Hitler. In a 73-mlnute speech on the 15th anniversary o his bloodily repulscf1 Munich bee: cellar putsch, tonight bitterly Warn ed Jews for Germany's collapse a the end of the <var. The chancellor's words colncldec. with a sharp German, press at lac; and'scattered nazl reprisals agains Jews because of the shooting yes lerclay of Ihe German legation sec retnry In Paris by a young Polish ,'ew. Hitler hims-lf did not men tioh the Incident. Tne fuehrer blamed the Je for German post-war Inflatlc. which he called "one of the great- est of Jewish swindles." Hitler described President Wood- row Wilson as "a grea' American and apostle of national whose fourteen points, which while not carried out, contributed to the German collapse. Hitler fald the German collapse would have been avcrated "If des- tiny had put me In the place which I am holding now.'1 duel. Democrats swept the campaigns :or state offices and for represen- .atlves In congress, piling up the usual tremendous majoriUes, Returns to the Texas Election bureau from 194 of 254 counties, ncludlng 25 complete, showed O'- Daniel leading Alexander Boynton, republican, to Homer Brooks, communist gubernatorial candidate, polled 123, and Earl Mil- r, socialist, 150. Repeal of the auellng provision, placed in the state constitution drafted In 1876, was carrying o Since nomination on the demo- cratic ticket Is tantamount Ui election In Texas, the voting amounted only to a formal sign of approval for the party's nominees. TOTAL The interest and balloting, con- sequently, were light. Election bu- reau officials said there probably would be no votes cast. 5 7 Axe Slain As Kentucky Votes Two Reported Dying In Bloodiest Election Day Since 1933; Guardsmen Called Out On Harlan Mayor's Request LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. persons were dead and two reported dying tonight in the bloodiest election day in Kentucky since 1933 when 18 were slain. Three were killed in Harlan county, two in Owsley and one each in Bell and Todd counties. One person involved in the Owlsey shooting was reported dying and a fourth man found walking along the highway near the scene of the Harlan shoot- more than 250.000 O'Daniel, the flour salesman who campaigned with a hillbilly band, had asked the electorate to turn out tn large numbers. "Let's have a million votes next he said last week. O'- Daniel asserted It was necessary to keep alive the Interest In democ- racy to'stop the spread of "foreign Isms.'1 "Out here in Texas where the wide- open spaces permit breathing .and free .thinking, Texas' democracy stand llkf free let the rock of Gibraltar ta this disastrous political storm which Is tiristtng Ihe world he said. The voters Ignored him so far u the balloting was con- cerned. More (nan million ,Toled in Ihe hot primary (Ijht 'and yesterday's election was an anti-climax. ,0'Danlel was as undisturbed over the election as anyone tlse. He couldn't vote, anyway, be- cause he didn't pay his poll tar, arid spent part of the day In Dallas. ing was in a critical condition with two bullet wounds in the abdomen. Two other persons were in hospitals with less serious wounds. GIRL IS WOUNDED The dead: Harlan naerby Clover Splint; Willie Wynn, 38, Clover Splint; Sherman Howard, former deputy sheriff. Bell Cooper, 30, Greasy creek. Owsley Mclnlosh, 42, Sidney Gabbard, both of Sebas- tlon. Todd Parrlsh, 27, ?alrvlew. THE WOUNDED: Owsley Moseley, 22 reported dying; Brown Gabbard; 27, son of Sidney, shot through left breast, and Charity Deaton, 4-year- old granddaughter ol Sidney, wounded in right leg. Harlan P. Hounshell. sheriff, shot twice through :he abdoruen and reported near death. Rowan E. Proctor, for- mer Rowan county attorney, shot through the right hip. FOUR HARLAN INCIDENTS Four separate shooting Incidents were reported In Harlar. county Six men were jailed at Harlan in two of the shootings In which none was injured, The three men dead were slain at, EvarU-elght miles east of Harlan. National guardsmen were ordered to headquarters for emergency duty The tabulating of votes was post- poned until 9 a. m. tomorrow as the suardsrnen and representatives ol the democratic and republican par- ties guard the ballots boxes In the courthouse. Mrs. Ruby Middle ton, the clerk; sat nest to the boxes. Women's Federation Votes Refinancing AUSTIN, Nov. Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, as- sertedly faced with loss of its 000 club home In Austin, today un- animously voted to refinance the indebtedness and then learned Clara Drlscoll o! Corpus Christ! had iiiade the plan possible through a loan. The plan included limiting Ihe federation's budget to a year! for five years, creating a sink- ing funr with each member club paying an additional a year to regular dues to empowering the executive committee to proceed Im- mediately with refinancing. Winston Hereford Sale Slated Today SNYDEH, Nov. 8 The sec annual auction sale of Winston Brothers' choice Herefords will start at a.m. Wednesday when ISO head will be 'offered. Included in the offering of Dom- ino Return Herefords are 30 bulls 56 cows; 30 heifer-: and u calves! Earl Gartln. auctioneer, will In charge of the sale. The sale -Mil be held in a tent at tne Winston ranch headquar- ters In the southwest edee ol town. H-SU Band Leads Arkansas Parade LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Nov. 8 by the Hardin-Simmons university Cowboy band of Abi- lene, Tex., and Gov. Carl E. Bailey on horseback, a parade of rodeo performers, beauty contestants and civic leaders marched through Lit- tle Rock and north Little Rock to- day, officially opening Arkansas first annual livestock show. Officials estimated opening day attendance at the show .would to- tal and looked for fair weather to bring the total attend- ance foi the week to Ihe Weather ARH.E.VI: am VICINITY: ilrmrr VYrdnt.'dav and ThntKflai TKX.tS: fair and wanner Wrd fjulaj' and Thursday. Modrmte ilndj co-vl, brcominr variable b; HK.ST Fair and uarmtr ifsilar: ThuTsda yfalr. wEnner la sooll NEW MUMCO: Valr Wrdntjiday. 'harttlayj wartnfr I. M. IHHR r. M an-l .W: jonrl-ft loday. 7.03; dale rml'rrli tod A Roton Announces Holiday Program ROTAN. ICov. public prog- ram, a dinner flnd a football game arc highlights of the Armistice Day observance planned here. The American Legion, will pres- ent a program from 10 to 11 o'clock at the high school auditorium. lovlng that, legionnaires will go tc the armory JOT a bean dinner. The Rotan-Roby football game at o'clock will climax day. The Yclkwhammers need R win over RVsy to cinch the district 6-B DO IT If you receive (his-newspaper BY MAIL, and I' you have not ahcady renewed for next IT NOW! I Even though your subscription doe.! not expire until next month, you will do the circulation department a big favor by renewing NOW, as our office lorce will be swamped with work next month. PROPER DATING GUARANTEED Your subscription will be dated up one year from your present expiration dale, It you take advantage of the BAnOAIN RATE of SW5 for one year. INCLUDING SUN- DAYS. (Thi.i rale clfcclive in West Texas only, and by mall only.) The Abilene Reporter-News "West Tevas' Own Newspaper" Voters Go fo County Polls 5 To 2 Majority Favor Junking Oath On Duels. Taylor county people paid com- aratively little attention to ytsler- ay's general election but approx mately last) went to the polls, voted Imost unanimously democratic and y majority of 5 to 2 favored stri- ng from the state constitution the equlrement that public officials wear they have never fought a uel. Heturns were tabulated unofficlal- y from 19 of the 31 voting precincts. Trie 19 included boxes which polled ine-tenths .of the votes cast Jor !h the county last July, ncldentally more than ballots were cast In the first democratic jrimary this year. Yesterday's vote was approximate- y two-thirds as large as that polled n the last "off-year" general elec- Jon in 1934. In 19 boxes, including all Abilene boxes and those at Mer- :el, Trent, Tuscola, Bridshaw lawn and Ovalo ballots W Lee O'panlel, .the democratic., gov- ernatorial totaled" The Republican nominee, Alexander Boynton. received 46 votes In the ]9 wxes. No communist or soclalis ballots were .cast. While most boxes returned majorities in favor of the constltu- Uonal amendment deleting the duel- ing oath, some went against the county-wide trend. In one box, View he voters were unanimously against the to 0. Total vote on the amendment In the 19 boxes was: for, 523; against 5T7. Ballots cast in the seven city boxes totaled 798. While the total of all ballots cast in the 19 boxes was only rated for governor and there were a !ew more votes for the republican nominee for governor than for any other republican candidate. In the 19 boxes only 14 voted the stralghl Republican ticket, while several splii the ticket, voting for Republican candidates for state or district of- fices or both and for the unoppos- ed county and precinct democratic candidates. Number o[ ballots cast in each box reported was; Cedar street 118; Butternut st, 144; Ex-service :lubhouse. 11; Orange st.. 89; cour house. 160; Hamby, 15; Pair Park 109; McMurry, 66; Merkei, 202 Brodshaw, 80; Sfceiton-Webb, 113 North Park, 79; Ovalo. 58; Lawn, SO Trent, 55; Tuscola. 137. view 13 Buffalo Gap, 56; Caps-Mcrkel, 18. Ingrowing Toenail Hurls All Ihe Same Whether In Or Out Ray Dicksci. genial custodian and curator of the resource and museum Institute at the West Texas chamber or com- merce. Is a-onderinj if his own surgery isn't a bit crude. Dickson.' suffering from an Ingrown toe-nai! Monday night, grew exasperated and decided to remedy the plague once and for all. He look a big pair of pliers oft a nearby workbench, grabbed hold of the otfendlng toe-nail and savagely gave It the works. Yes. the toe-nail came out. But yesterday Dicfcson specu- lated that maybe he hid rath- er have tt back. "Oh. he sure hurts." Dickson moaned, pointing at the swol- len toe. "But you know. 1 haven't got an Ingrown toe-nail any he comforted himself. OUT IN FRONT Miner !s Slain And Companion Wounded WELCH, W. Va, Nov. Shan Dillon, 33-year-o'.d miner, was falally wounded as he walked along the main street of Bradshaw tonight and a companion. Charlie Carter, 21, a WPA timekeeper, was wounded. Authorities said they were able to learn any cause for the shoottne. FRANK D. FITZGERALD (R) Michigan Governor ROBERT J. BUtKLEY (D) Ohio Senator 1.EVERETT bALTONSTALL .Massachusetts Governor Murphy Trails Republican Foe GOP Governor And Senate Candidates Leading Democrats In Pennsylvania; New Deal Senator Behind In Kansas NEW YORK, Nov. re-eleclton of Herbert II, Lehman was conceded at 1 i. m. today by Thomas E. Dewey, his republican opponent. By The Associated Press Governor Herbert H. Lehman, Democrat, apparently won after a terrific struggle in New York yesterday, but epublican candidates for major posts took leads in such strategic states as Pennsylvania, Kansas, Michigan and Wis- consin. Incomplete returns indicated a strong upsurge of republi- can strength in several areas. Thomas E. Dewey, young prosecutor, carried the republican colors into the lead ia early returns from New York state, hut later a rush of ballots from New York City indicated a slim margin of victory for Lehman. Senator Robert F. Wagner and Eep, James M. Mead, demo- :rats, also were ahead for the two senatorial seats of the Empire tate, whose 47 votes in the presidential electoral college It the nation's major battleground. All were supported publicly by President Roosevelt, In Pennsylvania, second ranking state, the story was dif- ferent. In the senatorial contest, Senator James J. Davii, republican, enjoyed a substantial advantage over Governor George H. Earle, sponsor of the "little new deal" pat forward atHarrisburg. Red-thatched Arthur H, James, a republican aafL a superior court judge, likewise was ahead of Charles Alvin Jones, democrat, in the governorship fight. In Kansas, where tobogganing wheat prices created farm unrest, republican candidates pulled ahead. Former Governor Clyde M, Reed, running for the senate, led Senator George He-' new dealer whose name is on the crop control law For the governorship, Payne H. Ratner topped the democratic incum- tj Walter A. Huxmaa. Frank Mnrphv, Michigan's new deal governor, fell behind his republican former Governor Frank D, Fitzgerald. However, the re. turns from Detroit, which has been a Murphy stronghold, were slow in coming in. CONTEST WATCHED The Michigan" contest -had! .been cJosely .watched by analysts because President Boosevelf, had in- tervened to deJehd Murphy against "treason" charges brought by critics Collegians Nab srs PODGHXEETSIB, N. Nor. President Koosevelt's home county ol Dotehess went strongly (or Republican Thomas E. Dewey lonisht. Complete re- turns gave VfVf; to 1MJ1 for Governor Lehman. of the governor's handling of. sit- down strikes. Senator MUIard Tydiugs, w'nojs defeat Mr. Roosevelt personally sought In the democratic primary, was returned to the senate with votes to spare. From Onio came reports that the seat of Senator Robert i. Bulkley, new deal democrat, was In danger in Ms race with Robert A. Taft. First counting In Wisconsin put Julius P. Hell, republican, ahead of. Governor Philip P. LaFolletJe, pro- gressive, in a gubernatorial contest which may have an Important bear- ing on "third 1940 Harry Bolens, democrat, was well behind. Similarly, In the senatorial contest, Alexander Wiley, republl- PHILADELPHIA, Nov. (Wednesday) (API Gover- nor George H. Earle, democrat, conceded at a. m., today defeat for the U. S. senate by Senator James J. Davis, re- rjublcan. can, topped Herman Ekern, progres- sive, and the democratic incumbent F. Hyan Duffy, was a weak third. BENSON BEIIt.N'D A 31-year-old "liberal" republican Harold StaMen, got the Jump on Governor Elmer Benson, farmei laborite seeking re-election in Min- nesota. If this trend continued U meant a break In the farmer-Iaboi party rule which besan in 1330 when the late Floyd Olsen captured the governorship. W. Warren Barbour, former re- publican senator and former pugilist, pulled Into the van In New Jersey' senatorial race. His opponent See ELECTIONS, Pj. 12, Col. 3 Of fleers'Find 50 Articles In Highway Stash' Six McMurry college studenti started out-list nfght to gather wood for Uje traditional homecom- ing boolire Friday night. They ended up by capturing youths In the act of stripping auto- mobiles. The bonfire building expedition, composed of J. S. Solomon, Weldon Edwards, R. B. KenoMci, J. G. Hollls, G. W. Dickey and Tommy Brabham, waa recpnnoitering down Hickory street In search of corabiu- Ubte. At the corner of Second and Hickory "they spito three suspicious characters. They circled. the block and came back. The suspects were caught In Ihe act of tearing- a war view mirror from a car. With one accord, the collegians sounded the riot call. One of trio went to the pavement on a flying tackle. The other two raised their hands and pleaded for mercy, When the police arrived, the car- strippers were huddled In and ready for protection of the law. .The bonfire builders released. custody and dtove off.- Intent on, free and fuel. At police the threg Merkel, Trent and Two car-strippers said they were from were IS years of age and the other, Set CAR STRIPPERS, tt. Robbery Suspect Held In Odessa ODESSA. Nov. 18-jear- old suspect was held here today In connection with a mall truck .-obbery In Arizona in Sep- tember. Constable CIvdf Ray and Police Officer W. A. arrested him last night at a atght club. H. H. was Smith, postal Inspector from Phoe- nl.x, Ariz, was rfported en route fo assume custody of the suspect. SERIAL STORY LOVERS AWEIGH BY BETTY T TT bilVJI I COPTRIOHT, Mli NIA JERVlCt. !N CAST OK CHARACTERS JUDY ALCOTT admiral's daughter. She faced a choice be- Iffcen two navy suitors. mVtCHT CAMPBELL ambi- llous lieutenant He faced a choicr between his wife and duly. JACK sailor. He faced a test of a patient !ovr. JUKVEf. navy wife. She faced the test of beinjr a ?oc-cl CHAPTER I Judy Alcott stood by She chain rail of the huge battle wagon. look- Ing down at the black water. Tlie dccX was solid under her feet. Over- head, there were stars in a deep blue sky. From the open butterfly hatr'i over the wardroom, the sound of a piano stole softly into the nigbt air. She was a slim girl. Sne wore a new evening from which her shoulders rose white lovely. Besid-! her. a tall young man in the blue of a .aval lieuten- ant, with wings on his breast, was looking down at her. And she knew that he her beautiful, and she knew this was <ioKlcaHy was quarrel- Ing with her. Her har.d touched the cold chain. She said, without looking at him. "1 don't know you mean. What if I do sec Dwight Campbell a lot? What if ve have dates and go danc- He's nice. I like him. He likes Jack had been her friend a long time, and she often jcr him a- a sturdy, dependable bis brother. But now he had changed. it jealousy? All this hatred of Dwight Campbell. Alt this to her busi- The's brown eyes were ed. His face was grave. looked down at her, standir.j there, her pale go'.d hair alive in the moon, light. He had said a lot of things In this miserable half hour since they had left the others in thd wardroom, after dinner. Vague, roundabout things. didn't quite kjio- what he was ij.lvlr.g at. Xpw. suddenly, he burst out. 'Tm trying; tc you this. Judy Alcott! He's not yovj. kind! You mustn't jo witii him! He's Just a Navy politician, with his eyes fln the main chance. He's after pull. Influence, quiet pro- motions. And your fatter ts an id- fee SERlALj Pj. S, Col. 7