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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' 9WM Abilene Reporter irt-sr r _ __._.. VOL, LVIII, NO. 191 "WITHOUT, OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1938-FOURTEEN PAOE8. AiuxllUi (ATI FnM PBIOE FIVE CEKTS, FDR May Beat GOP's To Call For Economy Federal Spending First Object For Republican Attack WASHINGTON, Dec. President Roosevelt's statement that there Is no pump-priming mo- tive behind national detente program gave observers new food (or thought as to whether he may call for a tapering off on govern- ment spending when he discloses his budget plans for the next year. Mr. Roosevelt's classification on national defense outlays as among those which should be on a pay- as-you-go basis supplemented the no-pump-prlmlng remark. Both intimations as to his frame of mind follow cumulative attacks by repub- lican spokesmen on new deal spend- ing policies. On the word of such party lead- ers as Senator McNary of Oregon, and Senator-Elect Robert Taft of Ohio, administration spending will be the first object or attack for the republcan party when congress meets In January. Behind thai lies Ihclr belief that It was not only a reaction among farmers which led to democratic upsets in the Novem- ber elections but that there also was much "small town" sentiment against mounting federal deficits. TO INFLUENCE BUDGET That view Is reflected also In many business circles. It may have art Important Influence on budjet recommendations In January since a clash among presidential advisers of the pro-spending and anil- spending schools appears to be tak- ing place, with Secretary Morgen- thau heading the antfs and Gover nor Eccles of the federal reserve board voicing public warnings against too precipitate reversal of the "pump priming1' machinery. It Is not yet clear Just how the republican leadership will reconcile the apparent conflict In party ranks between the balance-the-budgetcry and endorsement by so many re- publicans-elect of expanding and accelerating old-age pension pay- ments. All the straws-ln-the-wind create a growing Impression Mr. Roosevelt may, in his budget message, reach out to steal republican anil-spend- ing. thunder and indicate a-; taper- Ing off policy. least, was I he Implication read "ob- servers Into his "no pump priming flat in connection with national de- fense outlays. Baptist Chinese Missionary Dies Rev. J. W. Moore Here On Furlough; Funeral Friday The Rev. J. Walion Moore, for 16 years a Baptist missionary in China died last night at his Abilene home HOI Sandctcr street, after a long Illness. Funeral will be held at the First Baptist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with burial In Cedar Hil .cemetery. Officiating for the tins' service will be Dr. M. A. Jcnkens pastor of fhe church, the Hev Charles A, Powell of University Baptist church, and Dr. E. B. At- wood. of the Hardln-Simmons Bible department. Laughter Funera home is making arrangements. The Rev. Mr. Moore was a gradu flic of Hardin-Sfmmons, and a for- mer student of Southern Baptls Theological seminary at Louisville Born In McDowell county. North Carolina, September 29. 1889. he came to Texas when three years old. living in Pannln and Bell coun- ties. He was married to Minnie Foster See MISSIONARY, 6, Col. 3 ILLNESS FATAL ON DOMESTIC ALLOTMENT AND AAA- Taylor Farmers Blast WTCC's Stand FRANK WEAVER Local Business Man Succumbs Funeral For Frank Weaver This Afternoon S. Frank weaver, 56, business man of Abilene for 25 years, died yester- day afternoon about o'clock at ils residence, 2418 Russell, follow- ng a three months Illness. In poor health for several years, Mr. Weaver was taken critically 111 the first of September with a bron- chial infection. The first of Novem- ber he was taken to Lamcsa for Ircatment under a physician there. Two weeks ago he returned to .Abi- lene, Born March 3, 1S32, at Hlc'o, he lived there until he entered the University of Texas. In 1901 he was graduated from pharmaceutical school In Galveston. for several yaers he was employed as a druggist and In 1907 came to Abilene to become associated in the shoe business with his brother-in- law, c. E. Yager. The two operated shoe stores In Abilene, Lamesa and Lubbock. Mr. Weaver was manager of the local store. He was associated with Yager for nearly 25 years. Until stricken 111 In September, was employed at Ackers shoe store, on Cypress. Survivors are his mother, Mrs.E. P. Weaver.of.Henrietta; three sis- ters, Mrs. C. E. Yager of Buffalo Gap, Mrs. Tom Burnslde of Laraesa and Mrs. W. j. Nevill of Henrietta; two brothers, B. A. Weaver ol Henrietta and Ted L. Weaver of Haskell. Mrs. Lctcher D. King of Abilene Is a niece. Funeral will be today at 4 p. m. at the Laughter Funeral chapel with the Rev. Willis p. Gcrhart, rector of the Heavenly Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be In a local cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bates Thatcher Walter Manley, Alfred Mulr, Bob Parnell, Bob McFall, Gerard Ores- well, Henry K. Bass and Henry Sayles. Laughter Funeral home is in charge of all arrangements. More Equitable Payments Goal, Bandeen Says WTCC Not Trying To Destroy AAA, Asserts Manager D. A. Bandeen, general man. flger of the West Texas cham- >er of commerce, last night is- .ued the following- statement: MORE BENEFITS "Folia who think (he West Texas of commerce is trying to lestroy the agricultural adjustment program are badly misinformed. The West Texas chamber of com- nerce Instead for years has tried to strengthen (hat program and to get a ralrcr share of Its benefits for our West Texas farmers. "We want the government to give lore benefit and subsidy payments o farmers Instead of less and we now and always have been for In- Teased appropriations. We have avorcd the domestic allotment plan because we believe It will jrovlde larger and more equitable icneflt payments. "Under the old Bankhead bill, which allotment formula still ap- plies, states In the Old South got allotments enabling them to pro- duce more cotton than they had in '.he past, while we In West Texas ;ut cur production 52 per cent. We do not believe It Is fair for West Texas farmers to cut their produc- tion drastically while other sec- :lons Increase production. We have fought to give our farmers a fairer share of production. "Jonei county In'West Tens Ellis county In East Texas have approximately the same of farm land, yet Ellis couulj gets almost (nice (be amount o( AAA payments u Jones county. We want both counties on a par. "Fighting for more payments, larger appropriations and fairer al- lotments for our'West Texas far- mers; fighting for an amendment to the .old Bankhead bill to ex- empt drouth years from" the" base period wijlch amendment resulted In an Increased allotment of at least 150.000 bates of cotton for West Texas farmers; fighting legis- lation which was proposed to keep our farmers In West Te.vas from using their home grown feeds for dairy cattle; fighting regulations which this year would have de- ducted freight rates from cotton loans and greatly penalized Wast Texas for all these things Is not, we believe, try- Ing to destroy the Agricultural Ad- justment program. Rather, all these things have, been done to strength- en the program and aid the 'far- mers.'1 West Texas Women Badly Hurt In Crash HARLINGEN. Dec. L. O. Blocker, 52, and her daugh- ler, Lois, 20, both of Breckcnridgc, were critically injured in a head-on crash with a truck six miles north ot Brownsville Wednesday after- noon. Mrs. Blocker suffered compound fractures of both arms and legs and scalp wounds. She was not ex- pected to live through the night. Miss Blocfcer had a broken leg, face and eye cuts. Dewey Henderson, 35. Harllngen auto salesman, suffered a broken right leg and broken left ankle and several fractured ribs. Big Spring Jail Breaker Captured BIG SPRING. Dec. Zarl Hicks, one of five who escap- ed from jail here Sunday, today was arrested by Sheriff .less Slaughter near Ban Angelo. Hicks, under a five year robbery sentence, gave no Information conr ccming the four others still at large. Texas Wants Lab PORT WORTH, Ewe. as will go the limit in doing every- thing possible to get the cotton re- search laboratory soon to be estab- lished by the department of agrlcul- lur, Governor-Elect w. Lee O'- Daniel telegraphed Secretary Agriculture Wallace today. Race Players Jailed DALLAS. Dec. al- leged horse race players and six men said by officers to be bookies were jailed today after a raid here by police and Texas rangers. What Type Is Muny Yule Tree? Curbstone Experts Stumped Abllcncs Christmas tree went up Wednesday afternoon, while the curbstone superintendents watched It well done. Speculation was varied RS lo the kind of tree It was, and as to where It came from. Some said it was Just ordinary pine, r-ome called It a spruce, while weight of opinion called It a fir. iiome said It came from Washington, others Colorado, others New Mexico, and some- body wlio said he ought to attributed It to plney .woods of southeastern Texas. At any rate It was a treat lo folks in thij pit! cf Iht -jrorli who are more to down at Ircer lhanupatthem. It towers 40 or 53 fret high. Ol course there are some big trees Just as (all c-i the T. p. Lawn, but the folks are used to them. The tree came all bundled up in a box-car, with the blanches sort of folded toward the top. In a day or so 111! straighten out all and Frank Irvine of the Abilene hatchery will paint It white. After that the Abilene garden club will decor- ate it. and elaborate lighting tf- fsct.i will be arranging. Lights will 50 on with a pro- gram December 15. BOYHOOD FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS LAUNCH GARNER FOR PRESIDENT BOOM 400 Gather In iourthouse To Voice Protest Four Resolutions On Controversy Adopted By Meet Four hundred Taylor county armera, in session at dis- net courtroom yesterday, >assed a resolution condemn- Dff ths West Texas chamber f commerce for its stand on domestic allotment plan nd the AAA program. RIICHASD PRESIDES The meeting was called bj 3. H. Shep farmer, who said Is purpose was "to protect actlvi- es of those trying to defeat the resent farm program" and to-dls- uss the triple-A in'regard to ths aturday election. Farmers wttl go Bayhood friends and neigh- bors of Vice President John Nance Garner started a move- ment Tuesday at his old Red Elver county home aimed at .pushing him Into the presidency of the United States to succeed President Franklin D. Roose- velt. This picture shows the log house In the back country six miles from Detroit, Texas, 'Ahere president's moth- er was bom.-Here the first Garner-for-presldent club In the United states was formed. A short distance away stands a marker designing the location of the log cabin, burned, many year ago, In whfch Gamer was born 69 years ago. (Associated Press Telemat) WITH LORD'S PRAYER ON HER Poison Slayer Dies In Ohio Chair FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES PLEA FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS Goodfellows' Largest Donation, Check, Made By Oil Operators The Goodfellows are going good. Wednesday's contributions total- ed the largest day of good work since the drive began, yester- day also marked receipt ot the big- gest single receipt to dale, a check from Ur.gren and Frazier oil operators. Grand total now stands at In two more weeks the Ooodfellows need another Contributors Wednesday: Bob and Glenn Poster Eunice Parramore 2000 E. R. McDantel 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Hills 300 C. M. Tucker 200 Veterans or. Foreign Wars 500 Dr. and Mrs. J. M. p. Gill 3.M Ungren and Frazier .........50.00 Abilene Jewish 5.00 A. A. Tate i.oo Abilent Plumbing Supply co. 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Frost 2500 Employes of S. Q. clothiers 3.50 Total ....................S139.50 Previous Grand total Open Jones County Poultry Show Today ANSON, Dec. annual Jones county Poultry show will open Thursday In conjuncllon with an antique an-' quilt show to be held the .same days. In the poultry show 500 entries are expected. Show officials are J W. Pritchett, superintendent; Her- man Propst. assistant superintend- ent; o. D. secretary-tress- iircr. Raymond c. Lee ot Waco will judge the show. County Agent Floyd Lynch Is superintendent ot the 4-H boys' division. The quilt and antique show In- cludes the following divisions: o u 111 s. bedspreads, embroidery kulttlng. water color drawings pencil drawings, curios and an. tiquEs. Mrs. Harm Placed In Chair By Guards After Collapsing At Death Chamber COLUMBUS, O., Dec. The electric chair took'the'life of Mis. Anna Marie Hahn, 32, to- night for the poison murder of Tacob Wagner, aged gardener. Cur- rent coursed into the chair at p. m. central standard" time.' Mrs. Hahn. clad'In blue pajamas with a brown top, moaned and pleaded as she stumbled, to the door of the execution chamber and collasped. She was picked up and placed bodily in the chair by two uards and tiro matrons. She cried, "Mr. Woodzrd (the warden) "Don't do this to me. Think of Jny Can't yon think of my baby." Seated in the chair, the ac- cused poison slayer of four men spread out her arms to the witnesses and mumbled, "Isn't there anybody who will help nobody going to help She beckoned, "Father, come to the chaplln, Father John Sullivan. He intoned with her the Lord's prayer. In the mMst of the recital, the current was applied. Her voice was stilled as the current arched the small disheveled blonde's body. Dr. George W. Kcil, prison physician, pronounced her dead at p. m. Mrs. Hahn's last words of the prayer were: x x x and de- liver xx" She never finished Ihe rest of the sentence: x x x from eril." Federal District Judge MellG. Underwood denied shortly before the execution her attorney's plea for'a writ of .habeas corpus.- After a conference with at- torneys which lasted all afternoon and into the night, the court held that there were not' sufficient grounds for Interference with her sentence. STAY REFUSED The court also refused to con- sider a temporary stay of execu- tion to permit an appeal to the U. S. circuit court of appeals. After the court's decision, Mrs. Harm's attorney then went to her cell for a last visit, accompanied by Warden James C. Woodard. Wilh tears streaming from his eyes, Warden Woodard went to hfs otflce 20 mtnutes liter. A .chaplain took her son, Oscar, to the prison chapel. Mrs. Hahn was corn-feted In the death of Jacob Wagner, 78-year- old Cincinnati gardener, one of four men she was accused of killing to gain mpney after losing bets on horse races. Besides the death of Wagner, the prosecution Introduced evidence seeking to link Mrs. Hahn with the deaths under similar circumstances of three other elderly Germans, Albert Palmer, George Gsellman, and George Obendoerter. All Ohio courts and the IT. S. supreme court turned down her appeals for a new trial. Gor. Martin L. Davcj, In refusing to Intervene, termed Mrs. Hahn See HAH.V, fg. 3, Col. MRS. HAHN DIED IN THIS CHAIR Warden Janws c. Woodward Is shown with his hand on the button with which he signaled the execution last nrght in Col- umbus, Ohio, of Mrs. Anna Marie Hahn. (AP Photo) Pattern Maker Weds Daughfef-ln-Law After Twice Being Refused License PITTSBURGH, N. Roll; his dsughteplri-lsir; Helen El Roll. 31, were married it Cumber-, land, Md., today after they hid tried unsuccessfully to rtage license In West Virginia and :Fenh5yIvanla. Mrs. Roll's first husband, John 8. Roll-sson of Roll-rwai" drown- ed on a vacation fishing trip In Bata, Ontario, July 1. 1MO it ttint" when their son, Robert, was four months old _ The wife of the senior Roll died of a heart aliment a year Deciding to marry recently, Roll and hfs daughter-in-law went to; the license bureau in Pittsburgh" but were denied a license under' i" law of 1840 vhtch states that a "man may not marry his son's wife, ills father' wife, or his'son's'daughter." i Knife Wielder Slays Girl, 19 Body Discovered In Gully Near Lane; Victim's Girl Friends Are Questioned OAKLAND, Calif, Dec. Leona Vlught, 19-year-ol beauty parlor operator, was found stabbed to death on a hillside near a "lover's lane" here today. Prom friends, police sought a clue to the slayer, who dragged the tall, auburn-haired victim's body from an automobile ah left It in a gully 15 yards from a road leading to the isolated-spot. Stanley Jones of Oakland, one ot Uie horrified" discoverers of th body, said "at first I thought It was a wax model. It was so still and beautiful and white." The body had a stab wound in the right breast, and ttiree round- shaped holes'at the base of Uie throat. The girl's black dress and underclothing had been cut and torn open to the waist In front, but police said she had not been crim- inally attacked. Mrs. Cleo Vlught, mother of the victim, made the identification. She said her daughter had told her yes- terday she might spend the evening with girl friends. "Yes, she had a boy Mend; a fine young the mother de- clared. Police Chief Bodle Wallman said several girl acquaintances had been questioned. He declared he was un- able to determine "just how much any of them may be implicated. If at all. Nobody has been charged with Plane Runs Wild At Electro Field ELECTRA, Dec. airplane owner gof, out to crank when the starter failed and his machine ran wild on the ground for 2 1-2 hours until Its gasoline was exhausted at the airport hen today. The owner, H. C. Barrow, es- caped injury as the plane swept by him, struck his car and then whir- led in circles. Firemen stood by with extin- guishers but were not needed. Bar- row estimated the plan traveled 300 miles In a twenty-foot circle. Constitutionality Of AAA Attacked BROWNSVILLE. 1.-MVJ.A. Troppy. Raymondvll'e fanner, to- day attacked the corstitutlonallty of the agrlcu'lural adjustment act o! 1938 in a lederal court suit asking restitution of penalties assesed against him for co'.ton sold tn ex- cess of his allotment. The farmer also asked an In- junction restraining the Wiiijcy county AAA committee from Inler- 'fering with his farming operations. Find Man, Girl Slain In Auto JANESVILLE. Dec. Coroner E. J. Oyerton sought pos stbl- motives tonight.for the fata shooting-of a. bashful 15-year o' high school girl and a 35-year o! farmhand which he said 1 all.ev dence Indicated was a murder an suicide. The bodies o( Mary Cunning- ham and Curtis Hansen, miss- In; since they left her home at Milton Junction Monday for Christmas shopping trip to JanesTille, were found In the front seal of an automobile In woods near here late todar. There was a single bullet wo'un In the forehead of each. At the feet lay a sawed-off target rtfl which had beer fired twice. The coroner said apparently Han sen, who worked on the farm the Cunningham family until was sold three years ago, shot th girl before she knew what h planned, and then killed himself There was no Indication of struggle, and Uie coroner said h doubted whether he would call a inquest. He Mid the pair hart bte dead since Monday night. Seek Propaganda Ban In Americas LIMA, Dec. tenliti Argentine proposal to ban politic propaganda In all American rcpu lies by foreign residents was pr pared tonight for Introduction the eighth Pan-American confe ence opening Friday. This development came soon af er Secretary of State Cordell Ku arrived at the head of the Amer can delegation. The United Stat delegates found that German nalists had preceded them active with unofficial nits slonaiy work among South Amert can represcntatr.-es. A committee ot Taylor counlT H. Pritehud at Shep, J. Walter Hammond of Tjt, and Baker of Abilene laat' night Uut ISey would present two pro- (ranu over radio itaUon KKBC to dixm the cotton referen- dum of Saturday, The IS-ralnnte premm an fttatai frmn to to- ntfht and the same time Fri- day alfht Only one speaker been definitely nameoV-Mn. J. M. Hamilton of Colony Bin, a 'leader in women's home dem- onitraUon work. The programs are hetaf paid .for by d o the polls that time to vote tn the. cottori to whether" they wish to continue participating to the of ths program or to to away wlti t program. he: resolution which .was 'sub- tod.bj E. D. Thomas, Tye far- merv-and approved, by tae body fol- Icrws: t. the AAA was piued.Jar' congress to aid agriculture and no orje'askid or allowed to vote De- cember 13 except farmers, we assembled In the court-. of 'Abilene pus the follow- ing r it Is 'no1 one's business if vote or if we vote De- 10, except our 'own; "J. We resent 'the of any iroup of 'people not farmers, that tries to tell us' how to "vote. "3. the Weat Texas, chid- ber of commerce -Is sponsoring andi paying for 10 dally broadcasts over the radio, Intended to destroy Uw AAA and Influence the voting Sat- urday, we consider "the act lin- frlendly. We also consider It un- fair In is much .as we farmere See FAKMEBS, ft. Col Veteran Employe Of Succumbs BIG SPRING, Dec. H. 56, member of a pioneer Big Spring family and -veteran Texas and pacific railway employe, died unexpectedly at his home this evening, victim ot a heart-attack. He had completed his regular run from Toyah and apparently was In sound health. Be vas stricken as he sat talking to his mother. Mis. Dell HaUh. T" Other survivors are two brothers. Ebb and R. C. Hatch of Big Spring, and two sisters, Nell Hatch b; Big Spring and-Mrs. H. B. Rcbb of Pasadena, Calif. -Hatch had been In the employ ol the T. p. since 1907, as> fire- man and engineer. Funeral ar- rangements were incomplete to- night, Trio Fatally Hurt In Rest Home Fire COLUMBUS, O, Dec. Thrc-e persons ware fatally Injured and at least a half-down others were Injured tonight when fire trapped 11 elderly persons In the Kern rest home In the nothern sec- tion of Columbus. Patients were carried from flaming building and firemen stretched them on a sidewalk and used Inhalalors. All were brought out bu! two wo- men and a man died later of smoke suffocation. The Weather AM) VICIMTV: Thindajr: Imlr. oKHHO.u.i ixn nssr TE.XAS: rat and r TT.X IS: Partlj XTiftndkT; FTldftr fair. fit portfun. UiM In mMrrktc northeriy the HOIK r-. H, i t   

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