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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas
WIST TEXAS' 9WM VOL. LVIII, NO, 190. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT rrni IAI'1 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, PAGES. L'DiUd Full (IP) Big Spring Oil Man, Rancher Is Found Dead Field Discovery Well Brought In On Chalk Tract HIO SPRING, Dec.' the land he had owned for more than 40 years, land which brought Win wealth in livestock and oil. George Otis Chalk, prominent, rancher and oil man died this afternoon, victim of a heart attack. He was found by his car In a field near his home, 17 miles southeast of Big Sprlns, and a verdict of death from a heart complication was returned by Jus- tice of the Peace Joe A. Faucett. Mr. Chalk. 65. had been in fall- ing health for a year, although he remained active In managing his business affairs. It was on his land, in 1S2C, Ibai commercial oil production was developed lo lead to the opening of the lloward-Glass- cock Held, anil the original well, the Otrcn-Sloan ,Yo. I Chalk, still pumps out about five bar- rets of oil a day. Chalk came to this section in the nineties, going to work for Ihe HS ranch in Mitchell county. He home- sleJEded two sections of land, sold it lo the HS to get the money to bny other land. The ranch he even- tually developed is one of the larg- est in this county. Chalk went through the "hard limes" periods of many a West Tex- as rancher, hut tecamc wealthy when his land yielded oil. A' few years ago he began drilling wells on his own, and last year sold one half section lease for Scores of wells dot his acres now, and one portion of his ranch has been in- cluded In recent development. FUNERAL THURSDAY Ranching remained his first In- terest, however, and he devoted much of his Ume to his livestock. He is survived by his widow and Iwo daughters, Mrs. Earncstine Mc- Ohee and Doris Chalk Cole, of Big Spring. Two ststcrs, Mrs. Sarah Minna Hyman and Mrs. R. Dai- ton, both of San Antonio, and two grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Dora Roberts, wealthy property owner whose land also Is In the Howard-GIasscock field, is a sister- in-law. The "TiVs" "heen scheduled for Thursday afternoon Other arrangements were incom- plete tonight. Dovcy Blushes As He Receives Trophy NEW YORK. Dec. Csvcy O'Brien, the pigskin passer from Texas Christian university who never gets flustered on a foot- ball field, blushed furiously tonight when he had lo stand up before a crowd of 1.200 New Yorkers and re- ceive'the John Helsman memorial award as "the outstanding football player of the year." The Hcisman trophy, given an- nually by the downtown A. C. in memory of its former athletic di- rector, is awarded on the basis of a nation-wide poll of sports writers. Oil Closings Test Suit Is Postponed AUSTIN, Dec. of suit challenging legality of Saturday and Sunday oil well closings in Tex as was postponed by agreement to .Ian. 16. in district court here lo day. The suit was brought by C. R. Starncs of Gladewatcr. an East Tex- as operator, who agieed with stat attorneys a 30-day test of margina wells involved should be made determine whether their allowance had been cut below the statutory limit. Hull Has Plan For Pan-American Meet ABOARD THE S. S. SANT. CLARA EN ROUTE TO LIMA, Peru Dec. Hull sale tonight the United Slates delega lion had prelected several concret projects for presentation to th Pan-American conference openln Thursday in Lima. Hull declined to discuss the pro posals. PKICE FIVE CENTS. MOCCASIN VENOM STOPS BLOOD SEEPAGE FROM RUPTURED CAPILLARIES IN SKIN OF THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY KANSAS CITY, MO., Dec. 6. drops of poison from a cotlonmouth water moc- to kill an adult- were Injected today into the bloodstream of three-year-old Donald Hlehardson, who is suf- fering from rupture of tiny capillaries beneath his skin, For Iwo weeks physicians had been giving Donald increased amounts of the poison, building hU resistance to the point where he could receive the 15 drops. He showed no ill effects. Donald was given three drops at his first injection. Physicians decided that it was necessary to strengthen Donald's blood vessels If he were to live. They studied methods of coagulating his blood, finally deciding that snake venom would be the.most execu- tive remedy. The dosage was increased with each new Injection. As the poison circulated through Donald's sys- tem, the tiny spotehes which apeared as the physlclal mani- festations of the unusual malady known as pupura to disap- pear. Today they were almost gone. With today's injection, physi- cians believed they had succeed- ed In strengthening Donald's blood to the point where it would not be necessary for him to receive further treatment. A cottonmouth watermoccastn Is poisonous because its venom BY TEXAS DEMOS AND OLD CRONIES- coagulate.! the blood. Just enough was given Donald to put his blood In normal condition and stop the seepage from the tiny capillaries. Donald had been subject to hemonhages. Physicians said he would be ready to go home within A 'Garner In 1940' Boom Launched Club Formed By Opponents Of Third Term Languishing In County NEGRO BLAMES BLACK MARK OF VOODOO IN WOMAN'S SLAYING BV RAY DAVIDSON Six feet tour of chocolate colored negro rolled white eyes and told he story of two women who had 'messed him up." He was .sitting on Ihe edge of a cot in the Taylor county Jail, where he Is being charge. held on a murder He'll readily yon he shot one of the negro women. One time he'll tell you It was because she took his money and wouldn't give It back; and next time he'll say it was be- cause she placed the black mark of voodoo on him. She was a black negro, this Car- ey Wooderts, and Robert Jackson was a chocolate brown. To choco- lates the black women are devils; witches to be avoided. But when she began playing up to him t few months Is Jackson's story thought nothing of It. Then one day she Invited him to her house to eat a cake. He ate It and from then on he was "messed up." He lost his resist- ance to the black woman.' In his Jail cell he'll tell you that the cake must have contained a magic po- tion. Under influence of the cake. says the negro, he began "fooling around with her." First he noticed wrong was a sweet odor about her sort of haunting smell that was sometimes weak and sometimes strong. Then came more discoveries: that she wore a magic belt of white chamois around her waist; that See NEGRO, Vg. 10, CcL 7. EVEN TO INCREASED TAXATION- FJD R Favors Paying For Arms Secretary Sees 'Goodbye To Texas University' Barred For Aggies Except At Football Games COLLEGE STATION, Dec. longer will the strains of "Goodbye to Texas University" sound from the Texas. A. and M band. The Aggie "war long the battle tune of the cadets, has been sold by Pinky Wilson, lyricist of the song. Wilson, student at the college from 1915 to 1920 and now a Flor- ence rancher, wrote the words and later obtained rights lo the music, which he recently sold to a New York music publisher. The latter Informed Lieut, colonel R. J. Dunn, bandmaster, that while the song may be played at football games and yell practices, It cannot be played elsewhere, which Includes radio broa'dcasts. The Aggies will choose another song by vote of the student body. Tax Cut Called Business Spur Edsel Ford Opposes Special Credits For Plant Expansion And Equipment WASHINGTON, Dec. as represented by Edsel Ford and a half dozen other employers, told a senate committee today that lower (axes would go a long way toward promoting Industrial recovery. Ford, president of fhe Ford Motor company and son of Henry Ford, its founder, said he believed a reduction of taxes would be "as good an in- centive to business as any." Testifying before the senate profit-sharing committee, he expressed opposition, however, to granting speelai tax credits for plant expansion, purchase of equipment and regulariutlon of employment, asserting they "might lead to consequences difficult to handle." (The committee is studying the question of allowing such credits In Ihe hope of encouraging production and the sharing of industrial profits with employes.) Waller Schwartz, Philadelphia textile machinery manufacturer, expressing views similar, to Ford's, suggested that taxes be lowered Im- mediately to a rale which would balance government revenue and expenses it the national income were or a year. (Officials have estimated that the national Income will be 000 this year.) Ford said the Ford Motor com- pany believed in the principle of sharing directly through high wages. Largely as a result of th.M policy, he said, there has been no "serious" labor troubles In the Ford plants. Sweetwater Lake Projects Approved The .works progress administra lion's slate offices in San Antonio yesterday announced approval of a project providing general Improve- ment In spillways at Lake Sweet- water and Lake The fed- eral expenditure authorized Is S122.- 572: the county will furnish Workers quota is 248. AS PRESS Fascists Demonstrate In Italian Cities For Tunisia And Corsica ROME. Dec. met French protests against their Tun- isian claims today wlfh noisy dem- onstrations In which they shouted their demands anew. Blnckshirts and university stu- dents marched through Ihe streets of Rome. Genoa and Turin shout- ing "Tunisia and Corsica tor Italy." The Count of Turin, cousin of King Vittorio Emanuele. became entangled in a Milan crowd which s-alched young- fascists parading to the cry of "Tunisia." Recognized ar.c! cheered, lie made a brief speech expressing sympathy with the dcm- OH ft raters. Ju Rome, the demonstration reached climax when provincial fascist parly Secretary Andrea Ip- polito answered a crowd's cry of "Tunisia" by declaring: "There no need of talking of will go there." Several hundred student.! agitat- ing in support of Italian claims to French-con trolled territory, were turned back by police before the> reached the French embassy In Rome. In other cities French consulates were the scenes, of demonstrations Newspapers, however. relaxed their campaign for realizallon o! of the Italian peo- ple" to concentrate on accounts of anti-Italian demonstrations in Tun- isia and Corsica. Poison Slayer To Die Tonight COLUMBUS. O., Dec. 6 OP) Ohio's governor today blasted Mrs. Anna Marie Harm's hope of es- caping the electric chair tomorrow night. "I have decided not lo Inter- Gov. Martin L. Davy an- nounced. "There are no grounds upon which I could intervene." "Oh, my Mrs. Hahn exclaimed. "I didn't think he would do that lo me." A few minutes later her 12-year- old son Oscar came to her Ohio penitentiary cell to visit the con- victed killer of Jacob Wagner, 78- year-old gardner. She embraced Ihe boy and bolh cried. Preparalions got underway in the prison for the first electrocution of a woman In Ohio's history. At Cincinnati, Philip Hahjn, fclcjraphcr-husband of Ihe 32- year-old convicted poisoner, commented only "I am sorry, friend, 1 have nothing to say" when a newspaper man advised Ijim of the irovcmor's decision. He has not visilcrl Mrs. Hahn since she entered the peritcntiirr December. Wagner was one ot four elderh Germans blonde Mrs. Hahn was accused of killing for their money Muny Tree To Be Set Up On T-P town Abilene's 40-foot Douglas fir ar- rived Tuesday, and will be unloaded from a railroad siding today to erection on the T. and P. lawn on the northwest side of the Pine strec1 underpass. Robert Cray. Abilene freight agen for the railway, has given pcrmis sion for that site to be used, Prc. viously it was planned to pnt tin tree on the posloffice lawn, bir Uncle Sam has been mulling ovc: the matter for more than a montl and has not made up his mind lo say yes or no. The tree will be dccoralcd by the Abilene Garden club and a crew electricians. Several programs Christmas carols singing around Ihe tree are scheduled. Budget Savings Arms Not To Be 'Pump President Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 pay-as-you-go policy tor Ihe forthcoming vast arma- ments program was laid down today by President Roosevelt, but he indicated a hope this might not necessitate an in crease in the federal tax'bur- dea. FOR DEFENSE He said. In answer to a question at a press conference, that he fa- vored the pay-as-you-go policy even if it meant increased taxa- tion, but quickly added that be- cause certain government expendi- tures are sell-liquidating, the total tax revenue rr-y not have to be increased. Stephen Early, presidential sec- retary, said afterward that tax in- creases for defense might be avoid- ed through "budgetary adjust- ments." The president enclosed that when tie makes his recommendalfons lo congress to reinforce land, sea and air defenses, he will not link them with attempls lo stimulate business and employment through pump- priming. Nallonal defense Li nat- ional defense and nothing else, he commented crisply. TALKS WITH DIPLOMATS The chief executive curlier had European developments with three of his key ambassadors and Eumner Welles, acting secre- tary of state. At the meeting with newsmen he gave no explanation of the subjects touched on. After declaring he did not know yet whether an attempt should be made to meet part of the cost by taxes, he added that it was a long and difficult subject, which was being studied. The three envoys the president consulted loday were William Phil- lips. Hush Wilson, and William C, Bullitt. ambassadors lo Italy. Ger- many and France, respectively. Germans Saved As Big Plane Sinks MANILLA. Dec. 6. If, -Luck rode with six men aboard Germany's big Condor good-will plane, when it sank in Manila bay loday. after flying 1.S63 miles from Tokyo. Ai: aboard were saved. Three of Ihe plane's four motors failed after the craft was over the bay, and It was brought down with- in 200 feet of shore near the vil- lage of Rosario, 20 miles from Ma- nila, about 4 p. m. <2 a. m. centra standard timcl. Filipino, in row- boats rescued the five crewmen anc the one passenger. The Weather WKST TKVIS .WANTS DIVORCE Cactus Jack Not- Present; Tribute Paid By Friends DETROIT, Tex., Dee. 6 (AP) Old cronies of Vice- President John N. Garner to. day joined with Texas demo- crats at the !o? cabin where his mother was born and form- ed the first official "Garner for president in 1940" club, loo TURN OUT The vice president, who was stalk- Ing deer near his Uvalde home In Southwest Texas, did not attend. But men and women who admired him when he played shortstop on the Coon Soup Hollow baseball club, heard Texans opposed to a thkd term for President Roosevelt, boost Garner for the presidential nomina- tion In 1940. Few young folk were noted among the crowd of 400 persons who droyj five miles off the main highway to park their automobiles in a cpttonfield near' the hewed log cabin where the ceremony was held. A sagging porch served as speakers' rostrum while from crpmbling brick chimney hung huge portrait of the vice president Wyrndn, young screen starlet i? snova on the witness stand in Los Angeles at a hearing on her divorce suit against Myron Fiitterman, wealthy dress manufacturer, whom she wed 18 months ago. She said they disagreed about raising a family, spending of her film income and comparisons with, his former wife.