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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS1 porter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOl'R WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVIH, NO. ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 12, PAGES. Caitrd PBICE FIVE CENTS. BUSTER DOGS DOLLARS WITH FABULOUS FEET CLAIMING By WATT EXTREMITIES NEA Service Phenomena Editor SNOWBALL, Ark., Dec. are the biggest feet In the in the opinion of the fellow -who pushes them up and down Alps of Searcy county, Ark. Bus- ter Scoot is the name and 26 sum- mers and winters have passed since he first planted these phenomena on the rocky soil of his home state. A traveling salesman with an eye for big problems has es- timated that Buster would wear a size 42 shoe. Truth is Bus- ter gets his shoes from a man here in Snowball, Ark, which is just five miles from the flinty acreage of the Scoot family. There are four stores, a black- smith shop and a hitching rail in Snowball, and Buster doesn't say whether he gets his shoes at the store or at a blacksmith shoo. The Scoot scion has no scientific ex- planation for the size of his feet. "They just growed that says he. But he has high hopes and as- pirations for them the next two years. At the end of thau time he wants to return to Searcy county for the squirrel hunting. In the meantime he would like to exhibit his pair of pedals at both the New York and San Francisco expositions, thereby giving people at both ends of the nation an op- portunity to educate themselves on what can be done with a pair of feet in Arkansas. Buster also hopes to add a lit- tle something to the Scoot pocket- book, for possible purchase of new shoes and other incidentals. Five generations of the Scoots live in Searcy county and Buster isn't sure how many earlier gen- erations lived there. Buster is 6-foot-3 and weights 170. He can run faster than most- men, jump as high as any normal person and claims he "can jig- dance with the best of 'ein." Chinese Guerrillas Rout Japanese in Shansi SHANGHAI, .Dec. {others west of Hankow. (The casu- major setback to the long-heralded alty reports could not be confirmed Japanese mop-up campaign in Shan- from Qther si province was reported today with the statement by Chinese that The Shansi setback was said to Japanese had been killed there by have been inflicted by China's fam- Chinese guerrillas. ed Eighth army, using day and night Chinese sources also reported vie- i harrassing tactics to fprce the Jap- tories in two other sectors, recaptur- anese to withdraw after a successful ing cities on the Sinking river against.. Wutaisha, .the [Eighth army's fortified base at the I foot of Wutai mountain. I Foreign reports said the Chinese ihad seized large supplies of arms land ammunition., by .means, of a j ceaseless hit-and-run camapign aimed at regaining control of the I northeast uprovince. Chinese leaders told of their gains in an interview in a Shanghai j tea house where they had come after ja hazardous journey through the Japanese lines to obtain needed medical supplies. They produced photographs, to. substantiate .their claims. I Other Chinese guerrilla successes the Fourth army in Anhwei. Chekiang, and Kiangsu provinces described. The leaders declared i guerrillas had lost only one major i battle out of 50 engagements since I they took the field. I Meanwhile a Kuomin (Chines fnews agency) t dispatch from Linh- isien said a major Chinese offensive st to attempt recapture of Canton was I expected momentarily. AFTER MEMEL VOTE Britain Fears Nazi Bite in Baltics BOCkS Deploring White Men's Ways Stand on Area I SCIENTIST RECORDS SLOW 'DEATH' OF Now Lithuanian POLYNESIANS Buster Scoot puts on his shoe (size SHOT AT Grid Star's Mother Killed Accidental Gun Wound Fatal Mrs. Andy Jones. 33, was ac- cidentally shot to death this morning at o'clock at the family residence, 136 Sycamore street. She was struck below the collar bone by the full charge of a small gauge shotgun as she handed the weapon to her husband. Mrs. Jones was 'dead when an ambulance ar- rived. The gun was one of three that had been borrowed for a hunting trip yesterday. Her husband was preparing to take the gun back to its owner when it was discharged. No inquest had been held at noon today. Mr. and Mrs. Jones for years j had been active members of the North Side Church of Christ. Both have been prominent in local sing- i ing circles. j Mrs. Jones was bom February 1920. in Gorman. Texas. The young married Andy .rones February 8. 1920. in Gorrnamnm. Texas. The couple moved to Abilene later that year. She is survived by her husband; j two sons. Ellis, a member of the 1938 Abilene high school football team, and Max; her father. J. E. Barton of Shreveport. La.; two sis- ters, Mrs. Floyd Johnson and Mrs. Ben Bethany of Shreveport: and two brothers. Artis and Oren, both of Shreveport. Funeral arrangements were in- complete early this afternoon. The j body is at Elliott's funeral home. APPEALS FLOOD Balmy Weather GOODFELLOWS Chased by Cold College Forced To Admit Negro WASHINGTON, Dec. The supreme court ruled today that a state must grve "equality" in edu- cational privileges to white and negro law students. It gave this opinion in holding that the University of Missouri law school must admit Lloyd L, St. Louis r.egro. as a student. j Among other actions, the court. refused to review a National Labor Relations board contention that the Peninsular and Occidental steam- ship company should reinstate 145 seamen dismissed from two ships. This, in effect, was a defeat for the labor board. The court postponed at least un- til next Monday a decision on whether a state which once re- jects a proposed constitutional amendment to abolish child labor can later ratify it. Tickets for the American Legion and Auxiliary Goodfel- low benefit dance are on sale at Sloan's drug-. Second and Pine streets. The dance will bs given Wednesday evening at the veterans' clubhouse. Tickets are 50 cents per person, SI per couple. All proceeds ex- cept a modest sum for orches- tra hire will go into the Good- fellow fund. On the Goodfellow editor's desk this morning was a stack of letters. 15 or 20 of them. Each was a re- minder to the Goodfellows. Each told a little story of some family that would like to have a nice Christmas for by its own members. But, misfortune has made that impossible. So. parents, their love for the children stronger than any kind of pride, wrote to the Good- fellows in the hope enough money will be put into the Goodfeilow fund by Christmas eve to include their children on the list that will receive baskets of Christmas dinner. as well as toys and things. Also on the Goodfellow edi- tor's desk was a list of today's gifts to the fund. They were far fewer than the appeals, al- though each represented a lib- eral gift, greatly appreciated. Does anyone realize jusz how near Christmas is? Only 11 more business days re- main. The fund today is less than half the sum needed for the Goodfei- lows to do their job completely. Only two or three groups of employes of stores, offices and See GOOFELLOWS. Pg. S, Col. 4 Bill Cunningham Released on Bond Bill Cunningham this morning waived examining trial in the court of Justice of the Peace Theo Ash on charges of driving while intoxi- cated and speeding and was freed on bond of SI.000. He was arrested Saturday night by Deputy Constable George Bosley on the Baird-Abilene highway. A chilly wind bore down on Abi- lene from the north last night, blasting Sunday's balmy weather and dropping the mercury to a minimum of 35 degrees at 8 o'clock this morning. Still lower temperature with freezing is the official forecast for the area tonight, with the cold wave expected to moderate Tuesday. The weatherman added partly cloudy to the prediction but would commit- himself no fur- ther as to tlie likelihood of snow. A thick haze of clouds this morn- ing concealed the sun that had obliged Suncay with ideal autumn weather and a high mark of 76 degrees in the afternoon. The cold wave was general over the state, with the Pan- handle and South Plains, as usual, bearing the brunt of the wintry visit. Coldest point this morning was Amarillo. where the mercury dived to 25 degrees. Snow fell at Borger. but none See WEATHER, Pg. S? Col. 7 Way to Annexation Cleared by Reich's Election Plurality By The Associated Press British Prime Minister Cham- berlain told the house of com- mons today Britain and France had expressed the "hope" to Germany that she would not annex Meniel. Chamberlain's statement followed elections yesterday in the former German territory, now under sov- ereignty of Lithuania, which gave naziisrn an overwhelming ITALY SEEKS DJIBOUTI The nazi election victory in Mem- j el apparently strengthened de- I mands by followers of the "horse doctor fuehrer." Ernst Neumann, I 50-year-old veterinarian, for a re- turn to Gemany. Simultaneously, Virginio Gayda. Italian editor who often speaks I Premier Mussolini's views, declared j Italy's need of French Somaliland j for development of Ethiopia. France, Gayda charged in the home newspaper, Giomale cTtalia, was hindering Italian colonial de- velopment by holding the French Somaliland port; of Djibouti, ter- minus of the railroad to Addis Ababa. Chamberlain also told parliament Britain was nor obligated to go to France's aid in event of an Italian attack on France or her colonies. A possible slight let-up in Ger- many's anti-Jewish program was indicated today by announcement in Berlin that restrictions on Jews entering hotels, restaurants ana stotres owned by non-Jews would be relaxed after January 1. The announcement reiterated that no ghettos would be establish- ed but, it was indicated, the Ger- man government expects in return that foreign Jews will provide mon- ey to finance the emigration of German Jews. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. Peter H. Buck revealed today that he was recording the slow but sure "death" of 200.000 Polynesians scattered over a thousand islands in the Pacific. The Polynesians, he said, are not dying the physical sense but are disappearing as a race under the pressure of modem civilization. Every steamer that touches an Hawaiian island, every radio, phon- ograph and imported American "wisecrack" is completing the de- struction of a culture that once al- lowed island natives to live in peace and plenty. Dr. Buck, professor of anthrology and director of the Bishop museum in Honolulu, an affiliate of Yale' said the "decline" of the race began around 1800. Missionaries, he said, introduced new ways of living but did not change the Polynesian culture as drastically as did later arrivals. "White man's diseases spread through the islands and left only about half of the original inhabi- tants living. Then followed changes in the natives' ways of life. Dark-eyed girls danced in the moonlight on the islands in cere- monial dances. But the hula as it is known in the United States was imDorted. Instead of communal life with all families and tribes sharing in bumper crops and large catches of fish, the words and "sell" entered the languages. Silk stockings and the Jitterbug- rage have struck the natives now, Dr. Buck said. It wan't be long be- fore all trace of the Polynesian cul- ture will be gone. Half-Irish, half- Polynesian himself. Dr. Buck sighs for the "good old days." FOR UNITED STAND- U. S. and Argentina Agree at Lima World Warning To Be Sounded Continued Curb On Oil Favored Santa Claus' Visit Tonight to Launch Officially Anson's Christmas Season The Weather p Dry thermometer Wet Thermometer Relative Avoca Offset Flow Gauged Flow of 580 barrels of oil in nine hours and 40 daily po- tential rating of 1.440 reported by the district office of the railroad commission this morn- ing as official gauge on the Iron Mountain and Humble No. 1 J- T. Taylor, second producer for the new Avoca field in northeastern Jones county. The gauge was made through three-quarter-inch choke on tubing, natural from 3.215 to a total depth of 3.226 feet, corrected. Pressures were 75 pounds for the casing and 100 pounds for tubing. Crude tests 42.5 gravity. The well is a north offset to the discovery and is in section 199- survey, half a mile east of Avoca. In Southern Jones county, offi- cial gauge on the Luther A. Hed- rick No. 1 Dorotha Akard showed 137 barrels of 39.4 gravity oil pro- duced in 24 hours, pumping and agitating, from sand at 2.147-54 feet, total depth. Casing was ce- mented at 2.147 fest. sealing off an upper showing of oil at 2.137-39 feet. It is in Guadalupe Martinez survey. TVA Director III WASHINGTON. Dec. J. A. Krug. chief of the Tennessee Valley authority power planning di- vision, revealed today that TVA di- rector David Lllienthal is seriously ill here. AUSTIN. Dec. tion of the current strict curb on oil production through the first quarter of 1939 was advocated by Dr. Joseph Pogue of New York, na- j tionally known economist, in a talk today before the Texas railroad commission. Pogue and other witnesses said 1939 should be a much better year for the oil business than 1938 but warned against too great a pro-! auction increase until gasoline con- j sumption picked up in the spring, j They asserted that as a result i of the proration policies of the Tex- j as railroad commission and con- j servation agencies of other states j the statistical position of the pe- troleum industry was far better than a year ago. Crude oil stocks. witnesses continued, are almost as low as they can safely go. Ernest O. Thompson, commission chairman, considered the session the most important in months be- cause it was intended to answer the question of how much longer two-day-a-week shut- downs should continue in Texas. FORT WORTH. Dec. Two sub-committees of the Inde- pendent Petroleum Association of America met here today to discuss policies for oil market stabilization in 1938. J. C. Hunter of Abilene was chairman of a sub-committee that considered the possibility of nam- ing an "umpire" to allocate oil pro- duction by states. ANSON. Dec. Claus is coming to Anson to- night with bells on, his visit officially to open the joyous Christmas season. The old gentleman, beloved by young and old alike, is scheduled to arrive promptly at 8 o'clock. The city's entire populace is to be on hand to welcome him. He will have candy for the youngsters. The evening's program will begin at o'clock with a con- cert by the Anson high school band. Other entertainment will be offered. i A window shopping contest be one of the program's features. This novel contest will start at 6 o'clock and end at 9. Prizes are to be awarded winners. Comedian Guilty NEW YORK. Dec. (API George Burns, tbe radio comedian, pleaded guilty in federal court to- day to a charge of smuggling. Fed- eral Judge William Bondy deferred sentence until after the trial of Al- bert Chaperau. also named in two indictments with Burns. Accountant Dies WICHITA FALLS, Dec. S. Myles. 66. Wichita Falls accountant, died in a hospital here this morning of pneumonia. Promi- nent in siks circles in both Ken- tucky and Texas. Myles was also a participating member in all Texas organizations. Gaston Means Dies in Prison SPRINGFIELD. Mo.. Dec. B. Means, arch swindler, master liar, and gifted de- tective, died early today. He died a GASTOX B. MEANS Gift of 55 to the PTA milk fund by Lester L. Higgs was reported this morning by Mrs. Edith C. Smith, secretary-treas- urer. Postponing Dinner- Lindys to Paris Flat PARIS.. Dec. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh are mov- ing to a Paris flat for the winter be- cause of cold and stormy weather on the Britanny isle of- Illiec, where they4 have been living, it was disclos- ed O'DANIEL PREPARES TO TALK INDUSTRIALIZATION WITH FORD FORT WORTH, Dec. Gov.-Elect W. Lee OTteniel is go- ing to see Henry Ford about indus- trializing Texas. O'Daniel announces yesterday that he planned to confer with the motor magnate at the latter's home in Dearborn, Mich., on Wednesday. That means that a dinner in honor of Deacon O'Dan- iel and his family at the Magnolia Avenue Christian church, sched- uled for Wednesday night, will be postponed until December 28. the pastor of the church announced. Proceeds are to be applied to the church debt. In the meantime, a 40-pound tur- key sent by an admirer found its way TO the O'Daniel table. Next day came a letter from the donor, Ross Perot of Texarkana, explain- ing that the turkey was sent for the dinner. In his sudden decision to go to Dearborn, the governor-elect ex- plained that his industrialization plan for Texas has "struck such a responsive chord that I want to dig in and get all the information I can on the subject, so the thought occurred to me that Henry Ford is possibly the greatest industrial de- veloper that this nation has pro- duced." O'Daniel said he was ready for Hereford Sale Buyers Gather BLACKWELL. Dec. breeders from half a dozen states and all points in Texas gathered at Jack Frost's White Hat ranch, 10 miles west or here, today for the auction sale of linebred Anxiety 4th Herefords of straight Gudgell and Simpson oreecmg. j Fifty head of choice animals were to go under the hammer of Auc- tioneer Earl Gartin. beginning at j 1 o'clock this afternoon. Assisting I him were Frank Farley. O. R. ?et- erson. Mason King, John Kazeltor. and Frank Reeves. Breeders visited the ranch yes- terday to look over the consignment and returned early this morning: for last-minute inspection of the i richly-bred animals. prisoner of the government, serving time for defrauding Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, wealthy owner of the Hope diamond, of S104.000. He was 57 years old and his giant frame had been withered by illness extending over several years. He was brought here from the fed- eral penitentiary at Leavenworth, Sans., a week ago for a gall blad- der operation. He succumbed to a hear- attack. In his prime, he weighed 230 pounds and very little of it was fat. SEARCH FOR CACHE Mean's career was one of the oddest and most spectacular of his generation. He had been indicted for such crimes as murder, espion- age, forgery, bribery, larceny, em- bezzlement, violations of the na- tional prohibition act, conspiracy. and was a self-confessed master crook. But he was convicted only twice. His death caused Immediate speculation as to the where- abouts of some of his ill-gotten gains, for he was known to have swindled an assortment of I victims out of hundreds of j thousands of dollars. None or j very little of it was ever re- I covered, and, as he usually lived j on a modest scale, many believ- i ed that somewhere the wily j confidence man had a fortuse j cached. j Mrs. McLean never received ar.y 1 of her A wealthy Wash- i ington. D. C.. newspaper owner and i society woman, she was deeply i touched by the kidnaping of j Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. Means! went to her with a story of being j in touch with the kidnapers, who j were willing ;o surrender the baby i to him for She gave him! the money plus for expenses and he conducted a party to Aiken, i S. C-, for the pay-off. The kidnap- j ers, of course, didn't appear and i he sent Mrs. McLean on a wild goose chase :o E! Paso, Then he j asked her for and she j started the proceedings which end- I ed in his conviction in May, 1933. j when he was sentenced to 15 years j imprisonment and fined j LIMA, Peru, Dec. United States and Ar- gentina agreed today on the outstanding objective of the eighth Pan- American confer- Jose Maria Cantino, Argentina foreign minister, will leave for Buenos Aires tonight after in- j struciing the Argentine delegation to the conference so as to permit rapid translation into action of the agree- ment for definition of a common American defense front. Developments of the past 24 hours brought the United States and Ar- gentine viewpoints together after a short period during which they dif- fered over how far the terms of a defense accord should go. Secretary of State Cordell Hull submitted a proposal to various del- egations which seemed drafted in a i manner to constitute a definite pact 'of defensive alliance. Cantilo re- peatedly has announced that Argen- tina refuses to sign any pact or al- liance. However, Cantilo informed Hull that Argentina is to join a de- fense accord if it is put in the form of a declaration or resolution of the conference. 1 Hull therefore was obliged to ac- cept Cantilo 's viewpoint, which some leading members of the conference feel to be equally as effective as a pact or alliance signed by the Amer- i ican nations. j The United States-Argentine j agreement is so complete, it was J learned, that Cantilo assured Hull i that if unforseen obstacles arise at i the conference, he will return to Lima to help smooth them out. The assurance was regarded as an, indication that the Argentine dele- gation has instructions to cooperate j closely with the United States on the basis accepted bv Cantilo and Hull the fray over payment of old-age pensions. "I hope January 17 (date of his inauguration) hurries up and gets j here so the big fight can start" he said. "I understand some big shots j are all cocked and primed to pluck my feathers every time I open my i Lawshe confessed, j mouth after I become governor, and j G-men said today, to killing Virgil j that tickles me. If there is anything j A. Vtughn. Baldwin, Kans., book j I like it is to the wrecking agent near Solomonville. Ariz., last i crew hop on to me." August. He extradition. Killing Confessed SHREVEPORT. La.. Dec. More days to BUY and USE CHRISTMAS SEALS PROTECT YOUR HOME They show that tuberculosis Is spread from the sick to well through ctntact. Freight Rates Changes Asked AMARILLO. Dec. Aboli- tion of alleged unequal freight rate zones would be the aim. of an or- ganization proposed here today at a district meeting of West Texas chamber of commerce directors. Shippers, producers and con- sumers of 20 Texas towns attended the meeting, called by H. S. Hil- burn of Plain-view, president of Jhe regional, organization. Based on a report made by its traffic committee, the West Texas chamber of commerce charges freight rates in this area are criminatory and recommends a legislative mandate to the Ir.ter- state Commerce commission as the remedy. "We are not fighting the rail- roads or attempting to deprive the railroads of needed de- clared D. A. Bandeen of Abilene, manager for the West Texas group. Jim Wilson of Floydada. a direc- tor, introduced the resolution call- ing for organization of the Na- tional Freight Rate Equality fed- eration, because ''the problem of freight rate discriminations in var- ious degrees affects 85 per cent of the territory of the United States." Bandeen, Jed Rix and Clark Coursey, all of the West Texas chamber of commerce staff, are ex- pected to return to Abilene some time tonight from the Amarillo meeting.   

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