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   Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 28, 1936, Big Spring, Texas                                THE BIG SPRING DAILY HEBALD MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VOL 281 SIX PAGES TODAY BIG SPRING TEXAS TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 28 1936 PRICE FIVK CENTS Beneficial Rain In Most Sections Of State MOTHER ON TRIAL FOR MURDER Voters Of 2 States Go To Polls Today Roosevelt Has Opponent In Presidential Primary In Pennsylvania Mrs Patterson sat calmly between her lawyers While a jury at Greenville was to try her for the al leged poison death of her daughter Dorothy McCasland 12 She is also accused of fa tally poisoning another daugh ter Billie Fae McCasland 11 Associated Press Photo Borden County To Get New Oil Test Will Submit City Budget Commission To Hear Avia tion Committee Re port Tonight City commissioners were to con vene in one of the most important sessions of the year today at p m to consider the proposed bud get submitted by City Manager E V Spence and hear a report from the chamber of commerce aviation committee The chamber committee will ask action on a petition requesting mu nicipal ownership of the airport Date for an election on the propos al will be urged It was learned on good authority Tuesday that the tentative budget to be submitted by Spence will be more than under the budget for the past fiscal year ending March 31 Takes Death Otis Thornton Funeral For Filling Station Operator Set For Wednesday Otis Thomtoa1 Mites station op erator and resident of Big Spring for six years succumbed at his home 1000 West Third street at a m Tuesday victim of ill ness He had been ill for about three weeks but his condition had not been regarded as critical until he took a sudden turn for the worse Monday Thornton is survived by his wife two sons Otis Jr 11 and Lonnie Cleon 7 three daughters Susie May 12 Nelf Monette 9 and Theda 2 and a brother Gearry Thornton of Big Spring Funeral services are to be held from the Eberley Funeral chapel Wednesday at 4 p m Other funer al arrangements have not been completed was born on Aug 5 1899 in Montague county He came here in 1930 JOHNSON STREET IS OPENED TO TRAFFIC After being closed since Decem ber Johnson street between 10th and llth was opened to traffic Tuesday morning The road was closed for cutting grades pouring of curbs and plac ing of sixinch caliche base Traffic will be routed over the road until the base has thoroughly packed WPA crews under city supervis ion were moved to the projects on Seventh between Scurry and Gregg and the alley between Johnson and Nolan streets on the 300 block When base has been packed on all three they will be given a two course rock aggregate asphalt sur facing CONTINUE DISCUSSION ON CEMETERY PLANS A committee composed of repre tentatives from several fraternal and civic organizations today con tinued its deliberations on a plan ior cemetery The committee met first Monday af ternoon hut elected to continue its discussions Tuesday Ed Merrill R head of the group Several Wildcats In This Area Being Watched Oil fraternity of this area Tues day looked with interest upon sev eral wildcat tests being drilled ic the Big Spring territory as it was announced that Borden county would get another oil test John I Moore active in this area in blocking up acreage for the un successful deep test in Glasscock county and the East HowardSny der wildcat has completed arrange ments for a test his No 1 Clayton Johnson in the center of the north east quarter of section 29 block 32 T4N survey in Borden coun ty Shallow Test in Glasscock It is located 5 12 miles east p the last illfated wildcat the C E Hyde No 1 G M Dodge in section 27 block 33 T4N survey It centers among several other tests some having gas shows in the area among tnem tne West Hyde No J Looney in section 15 blook 33 Phillips No 1 Good in section 46 block 33 in Borden county and the Magnolia No 1 Jeter in section 1 block 24 T4N survey Daw son county Monday M B Stanton was rig ging up for an interesting shallow test on the Edwards ranch in Glasscock county It is scheduled to drill to 1000 feet in search of sand production past 900 feet Pro duction in the area is obtained in the 2200 feet horizon in lime It is located in section 11 block 34 T 1S survey Tuesday the Southern Oil Corp No 1 Edwards section 23 block 30 TlS survey was drilling at 1860 feet in lime It is located be tween the East Howard and the discovery Chalk pool and is on the same general trend as was the John I Moore No 7 Snyder 330 feet from the west and south lines of section 28 which swabbed 42 barrels of oil for six days but which never was converted into a pro ducer Pike Test Drilling Drilling continued Tuesday ofl the D C Reed et al No 1 Pike 660 feet from tlie south and east lines of section 24 block 33 TlN survey just two miles north west of Big Spring The test being 1936 platform began to emerge to day as voters went to the pollsin presidential primaries in Massa chusetts and Pennsylvania Bit by bit President Roosevelt has roughed in the platform out line adding the latest touches in his New York City address Satur day night More details are expected in oth addresses within the next six weeks with the full platform taking formal shape at the democratic national convention at Philadelphia June 27 New Platform Principal plans in the 1936 plat form included work week limita tions minimum wages stabilized employment and an effort to raise working age minimums and lower maximums national approach to economic and social problems wid er income distributions and main tenance of policies Increasing price levels The Pennsylvania primary today matches for the first time Presi dent Roosevelt an his antinew deal opponent Col Henry Breckenridge on the democratic preferential bal lot Sen William E Borah is the only entry in the republican presi dential poll No Names On Ballot In Massachusetts voters are af forded an opportunity to write in their presidential preferences but no names of candidates will be car ried on the ballot Delegates for the republican and democratic con ventions will be named Another political development ac centuated the split between Presi dent William Green of the Ameri can Federation of Labor and Presi dent John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers Green issued a warning to state and local A F of L oorganizatipns to stand aloof from partisan poli tics until the occasion seems ap propriate Greens advice was in direct con flict with that of Lewis who has pledged his union and its efforts to the candidacy of President Roosevelt Continued On Page 6 TANKER WITH CARGO OF ALCOHOL SEIZED ELIZABETH N J April 28 agents said today that capture of a former oil tank er laden with worth of al cohol had broken one of the largest bootlegging gangs found in the United States since prohibition Five customs men boarded the tanker the 206ton Charles D Lef fier of Wiimington after she had docked in Arthur Kill yesterday The crew of seven fought with fists and clubs before they were sub dued The Charles D Leffier obtained its alcohol customs men said from another ship beyond the 12mile customs limit BETTER BUSINESS IN SWEST IS SEEN KANSAS CITY Mo April 28 S Sloan president of the MissouriKansasTexas rail road tjday saw better business robins in the southwest The Katy executive headed a group of 50 directors and officials in a survey of conditions in the territory served by the line MKT revenue is 20 per cent above a year ago Sloan said freight and passenger equipment is being improved to meet the increas ed business By United Press The outline of the new deals Liquor Sales Are Checked By State Men Permit Holders Warned To Observe Provisions Of Statutes Is Tried For Third Time J E Terry Faces Charge Of Driving While Intoxicated For the third time in six months J E Terry went on trial Tuesday morning on an indictment for driv ing while intoxicated He was first tried on the count in the November 1934 term and again on a similar charge in the January 1936 term Tuesday he was tried on the original count one of three against him Both of hia previous trials resulted in hung juries The alleged offense on which he was being tried Tuesday occur red May 16 1935 on South Main street Tuesday at 3 p m the case of Robert Ray charged with assault on J R Bond his fatherinlaw with intent to murder was tocome to trial Pleas of guilty were heard by the court Monday afternoon Harry Loftis admitting to a forgery charge was sentenced to serve two years in the state prison J R Mc Clellan indicted for forgery in 1934 entered a plea of guilty and was given a twoyear suspended sentence J B Dean who entered a similar plea to a similar charge drew a twoyear suspended sen tence R V Fuqiia Bert Chandler and Monroe Ashley pleaded guilty tc an indictment charging theft on person and were assessed fiveyear suspended sentences CENTENNIAL GROUP DISCUSSES PLANS FOR WTCC DISPLAY Centennial committee of tlie chamber of commerce was to meet Tuesday p ra in the chamber offices to discuss the exhibit of WTCC district No 6 in the frontier centennial celebration at Fort Worth W T Strange chamber mana ger and chairmar of the district committee Tuesday announced he had resigned his commission as ad visory architect for the WTCC Strange had been asked to design an exhibition booth for the region al chamber and had submitted an original plan based on the lone star design This was rejected by he Fort Worth centennial group Livestock and agricultural com mittees of the chamber of com merce will meet next Monday at 2 p m to discuss some important proposals it waa announced by Strange Ethiopians Pour Into Capital Ahead Of Advancing Fascists KING FUAD OF EGYPT DIES King Fuad of Egypt left succumbed today after a long illness Tiss 55yearold mon arch has ruled Egypt since a British protectorate was de clared ended hi 1923 His son Faronk right 16yearold crown prince will accede to the throne ruling under a regency Associated Photos Deputy Supervisor L E Morris of the state liquor control board men arecheck ing liquor sales in this district Headquarters have been establish ed in Big Spring Morris warned permit holders to adhere to the state liquor laws m sale of their products and caution ed wine and beer dealers against sale of hard liquors He said that a close check would be kept on all dealers as to clos ing hours and suspension of busi ness on Sundays and election days Negro Accused In Attempted Attack Is Slain By Mob ROYSTON Ga April 27 Lint Shaw negro farmer today was shot dead by a mob of 40 men eight hours before he was sched uled to face trial on a charge of attempted criminal assault The negros body was found at dawn tied to a pine tree in a creek bottom near the scene where two white girls reported he attempted to attack them after their car broke down The mob broke into the Royston jail at midnight cornered officers and smashed the lock en the pris oners cell door WOODMENS CIRCLE WILL HOLD MEETING TONIGHT A business meeting of the Wood mens Circle has been called for tonight at 8 oclock at WOW hall Important items to be considered and all members have ben urged to attend Outlook For Crops Range Much Better 4 Killed Several Hurt In Storms Accompanying Downpours By The Associated Press Two persons were killed today by a tornado which ripped through r farming section six miles north west of Rockdale during a heavj rain and hail storm Six persons were injured when another twister struck Cuero blowing severe1 houses off their foundations and littering the city with debris A negro woman and her son were the tornados fatally injured vlc Jms Two other negroes were killed and several persons were injured in the entire war moved southward when a freak twister struck in the Italian Troops Con tinue Uninterrupt ed March By the Associated Press Thousands of warworn exhaust ed hobbling Ethiopian troops be jan to stream into Addis Ababa to day from the northern front They were famished and gaunt from lack of food and water Many were wounded Italys northern army comman der Marshal Pietro Badoglio re ported his troops had covered two thirds of the distance from Dessye to Addis Ababa In a final drive to complete the conquest of Ethiopia A gigantic motorized column one of the most formidable assembled To Speed Up Payment Of Age Pensions First Remittances May Be Made In June By July At Latest AUSTIN April 28 Carpenter director of the old age assistance commission todaysaid night shifts would be inaugurated in some divisions of the commission to speed early pension payments He said it was hoped initial re mittances would be made in June and that he was confident pay ments would start by July 1 With federal aid assured Carpenter said it will be possible for Texans to re ceive the maximum age benefit of monthly High School Paper Will Publish Only Two More Editions With the present school term drawing to a close the high school paper The Wheel will make issue two more editions This week the paper The Wheel will issue class and the senior class edition will be published May 8 The sen ior edition be similar to those of former years in that it will re count all the major events of the term The Wheel is finishing its second years work as an independent mimeograph paper On the staff are Jeanne Hostetter editor Dixie Stuteville business manager anf Winell Fischer circulation manag er Reporters are Lola Mae Hall Maureen Montgomery Frances Stamper Mrs Milton Reeves Hal lie Watson and Mary Ink man Ralph Houston is faculty supervisor On the publication committee are Principal George Gentry Mrs W O Low Nell Brown and Ralph Houston on the imperial highway to Addis Ababa Final Advance Not alone the impressive size of the column but the record number of white Italian troops included made it appear certain this ad vance was the final one with which Marshal Badogllo intends to end the war on the northern front be fore the heavy rains begin in June The consolidation of the front at Dessye in preparation for the drive has outdone in rapidity and extent anything done in the cam paign Armored cars bristling with ma chine guns and whole squadrons of heavy and mountain artillery made it certain the column would be able to give battle to even larg forces than the Italians have far The presence of many white troons was taken to indicate they have been selected to march to the Ababa and plant the Italian tricolor in the emperors capitol In Germany Adolf Hitler made General Herman Wilhelm Goering reich air minister premier of Prussia and supreme dictator on raw material and foreign exchange questions The move was apparent ly designed to curb the power of Dr Hjaltnar Schacht who incur red Nazi wrath by his open criti clgfii of Hitlers policies despite bis position as the reich est leader More Favorable Comment On Edition Many Copies Mailed To Boost Spring Compliments and congratula tions on The Heralds 108page decade of development edition of Sunday continued to reach the newspaper staff Tuesday as addi tional orders were placed for extra copies of the paper Many Big Spring residents wore mailing copies to friends at other points to let them know of the citys development through ten years of oil production Some com ments on the paper follow Mrs Noel special edition Sunday was marvelous The Herald gave the city of Big Spring and the oil fields nice and the historical infor mation was very gcuu Kin special wa excellent I spent all Sunday after noon reading the many interesting stories John sure was a dandy I havent finished reading all of it yet W Kirk paper special edition was the best I ever seen Congratulations Wendell Bedichek j hlds and roses ou your special plenty nifty and I dont mean may be F J Akesson didnt realise Big Spring the big city it is as reflected in that pa per W A edition was splendid It represents a great deal of effort in showing Big Spring and its resources W E sure was s good paper Joe L special edi tion of Tlie Herald was a splendid piece of work Mrs C S cer tainly deserve a lot of credit foi publishing such a marvelous pa per Mrs J M suro liked the paper I want to send some away to friends and rela tives G C is a credit tc this community and should go t long way in advertising this city and its assets Delia K want to com pliment The Herald on its wonueij ful special edition of Sunday It certainly gave the historical n formation in an interesting man ner as well as showing the re markable growth since tle discov tiry of oil You deserve a great deal of credit for this edition W S tine edition 1 am going to send some to my folks Texas Leads In Months Trade Gains Dollar Volume In South west Shows Increase Of 16 Percent 1935 This report which the larger independent WASHINGTON April tail sales in the Gulf Southwest as reflected by reports from 903 in dependent stores in Texas Okla homa and New Mexico reporting to the bureau of foreign and do mestic commerce department of commerce in cooperation with the bureau of business research Uni versity of Texas according to pre liminary estimates increased aboul 16 percent in dollar volume for March 1936 as compared with March covers stores with the exception of depart ment stores represents 21 kiuds of business 9 of which due to an in sufficient number of reports are included in miscellaneous or group totals The greatest increase was shown for Texas where reported sales for 636 stores were 16 percent above March a year ago The sales of 212 Oklahoma merchants showed a 15 percent increase and 55 stores in New Mexico recorded a gain of about 12 percent When adjusted for the number of working days March sales for the 3 states showed an increase of about 10 percent from February 1936 There was one more work ing day in March than in Febru ary Without adjustment either for the number of working days or for seasonal Influences March sales were 14 per cent greater All of the kinds of business rep resented except food stores which recorded a decline of almost 7 per cent registered gains from last year The greatest increases were shown by lumber and building ma terials dealers with a 40 percent and furniture stores with a 31 per cent increase in sales over March a year ago Weather eastern part of Wharton county In Houston houses were wrecked and trees aud power lines were blown down in a severe windstorm Drouth Ended General rains worth millions tc Texas ranchers and farmers drenched all of Texas except the extreme southwest portion and a strip along the New Mexico border The long spring drouth ovel thousands of acres of crop and pas ture lands was ended Steady showers drenched Nortl Texas missing only the Panhandle Brisk rains struck Galveston bringing 109 inches Agriculturists hailed the rains vastly beneficial to cotton corn oats wheat and vegetables Scattered rains fell over West Texas but the Big Spring sector remained in the dry belt In Abilene Area Abilene was in the approximate center of the West Texas precipl tation heavy showers falling there last night Stamford aad Bslrc had good rains The Coleman ranching asd farm ing area reported big rains Brady San Saba and Kerrville reported precipitation while Del Rio re ceived more than an inch following an electrical storin The Panhandle Texas greates wheat producing country bad crop outlook heightened by show ers Monday with the South Plains sharing in the heaviest fall Two and onehalf Inches fell at Aber nathy Rains extended from Can yon to Lamesa and from Muleshoe to Sweetwater The fall was light at Sweetwater The precipitation was lighter ir Central and South Texas Indian Chief Is Speaker At Club Session Davis Talks To Students Original Features Of Texas Declaration Of Inde pendence Cited J H Cyclone Davis colorful figure in state and national poli tics here for a week to make ad dresses in connection with a Cen tennial education program spoke to high school students Tuesday morning Accompanied by his son Arlon Davis he was to speak at Forsan this afternoon at 3 oclock Davis 81 first entered the Texas political arena in 1876 He became a nationally known figure in 1884 when he wae tendered the vice presidential candidacy on the Bry an ticket Later he served in con gress Davis in his address to the stu dents recounted clauses in the Texas Declaration of Independence that were in no other documenl before that document was issued He also told of his numerous ex periences with the slaves on his fathers plantation in East Texas Davis plans to make several talks here before various groups SCOUT GROUP WILL MEET HERE TONIGHT Executive board of the Buffalc Trail council will hold its bimonth ly session at 7 p m today from the Settles hotel with President Charles Paxton Sweetwater in charge Ths board will consider plans for the annual spring RoundUp whlcl is due to attract upwards of 800 scouts and scouters hero May 89 C S Blomshield will report on lo cal arrangements Following the board mesting A Williamson area executive will discuss plans for a leadership train ing course starting here May 11 Famine Victims In China Driven To Cannibalism CHUNGKING China April Z8 terrible Zamine sweep ing the Szechwan and North Honan provinces today assum ed proportions of a national die aster with estimates of the number of dead and dying rang ing from ten to thirty millions An earthquake this morning added to the misery although none was reported dead Chinese newspapers reported that hungermaddened were resorting to cannibalism and that parents were selling thebr children to gain food mon ey The appalling conditions were attributed to floods followed bj drouth and the chronic pillag ing of Cbiiese communist mn dlers during the past two yean Cyclone9 Davis Also Heard On Program At Rotary Meeting Tuesdays program at the Rotary club in charge of Walton Morri son was brimfull of entertainment from start to finish Openjg num ber was vocal solo by Miss Wanda McQuain If You Pass My Door accompalnied by Mrs J H Kirk patrick OB the piano An encore number Indian Lcvs Call was given Chief Red Fox of the Sioux In dian tribe a native of the Dakotas was a guest of the club and spoke in the interest of American youth Outlining his early history Chief Red Fox told of the educational facilities afforded the Indians by the United States government said theYe were 211Iteaian reser vations in the United States at the present time caring for over 250000 Indians with educational and other facilities available Indian Dances Chief Red Fox pleaded for adult leadership in the interest of the American youth of today for the future citizens of tomorrow At the conclusion of his talk the chief favored the club with a series of Indian dances with tomtom ac companiment which brought forth much applause Arlon Davis introduced his fa ther J H Cyclone Davis who spoke briefly to the club on What Might Have Been tracing the ear ly day history of the American col onies with special emphasis on the founding of the American constitu tion He also alluded to the slavery question and the plan as offered by Thomas Jefferson to solve it before the civil war Forsan Meeting Superintendent Leland Martin of the Forsan school invited Rotarians and their wives to attend the an nual juniorsenior banquet at For san school next Thursday Proceeds from the banquet he said would be used in defraying ex penses of a trip planned to the west coast by Forsan students Announcement of the district conference of the fortyfirst district was made by President M K House who urged all intending to attend the meeting to make reser vations The conference will begin May 8 and continue through May Clyde Tingle was introduced as a new member Visiting Rotarians were Randy Randerson Abilene W B Mann and C E Bebnam Midland Pascal Buckner H S Fatheree Wyatt Eason Galveston Arlon Davis Cyclone Davis Sul phur Springs and Chief Red Fox were guests for the day i Farmers File Work Sheets Transaction Necessary Participation In Soil Program Filing of work sheets prerequis ite for cooperation in the federal soil conservation program con tinued Tuesday on eight sectors with all community committee men busy accommodating appli cants Throughout the week committee BIG SPUING AM VICIMTY Generally fair tonight and Wednes day IVEST ILLNESS FATAL TO KING FUAD OF EGYPT CAIRO Egypt April 28 King Fuad I of Egypt 68 ftiend of j men wiil assist producers in filing he British died today after a the work sheets which carry no illness aggravated over the weekj obligation but which arc necessary end when a gangrenous throat for participation in the new federal condition prevented him from takj program in event the farmer elects rg nourishment fah Crown Prince Faroufr 10 j to cooperate Wednesday these comwifteemen tonight and Wednesday slightljj tending school in England wilJ will meet their constituents n the cooler in Faniwndle Wedncsdaj come to the throne under a regency following places Wallace Bly urttl his eighteenth birthday Knott T 20 Robinson Vealmoor Shortly before his death Fuad JU H Thomas Fairview A L Stal afternoon EAST Ihundershowers in Cloudy loca south and easl Continued On Page portions tonight Wednesday unset tied showers on coast rallied and called for his ministers lings Elbow C T JVaney Coa insisting on transacting busi homa Albert Heckler aest Point Willis Winters Luther gU   

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