Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1938. TWELVE PAGES
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Wholesale Polioy Discussion Likely In FD’s Message
'Good Pals' Help Milk Fund-
CARNIVAL BY KIDS RAISES FIFTY CENTS
Chicago-Backed Aspirant Ahead In Illinois Polling
Senate Race Lead Unsafe As Lucas Gains Downstate
_ _ CHICAGO, April 12—UP)— Mich-
buy milk for their more fortunate Most of the members are nine years only boy); and Alma Jean Finley ael L Kelly-Nash endorsed
brothers 1-*— “ i- --
TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
Seven grade school youngsters, only two of whom are over IO years old, did some pretty careful thinking about the FTA milk fund situation.
And unlike many of their elders, they didn't stop at thinking about it. Last week they gave a carnival at the home of thp club president’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Neely, 258 Ross. They had games, and sold flowers and candy, and this week turned over to Mrs. Edith C. Smith 50 pennies with which to
Children are usually democratic young things, and they didn't feel that they were doing a favor for the youngsters who’ll get the milk. They were simply offering a helping hand when it seemed a helping hand was needed. And the fact that it was 50 cents instead of *50 didn’t make it any less a generous thing.
The youngsters in the club call it the Good Pals club, and they all live in the Neely neighborhood
, child who is receiving milk from the milk fund.
j They meet every Saturday with 11-year-old Nell Marie Neely presiding. There are only seven members, but Nell Marie explained that Sandra Hanks, who is only 4, is a visitor at practically every meeting.
Othei members are George Anna Hanks, 9; Barbara Neely, 9; Joy Dana Williams, 9; Ruby Jo Smith, ll; Burns Smith, Jr., 8 (he’s the
of age—the same age as the average SJvley, IO.
FOR ANGLO-ITALO FRIENDSHIP—
Duce s Move Seals Pact
Rome Welcome Awaits Briton
Official Gesture To Honor Belisha Assures Accord
LONDON. April 12.—of*) — Italy virtually has sealed in advance a British-Italian fried ship pact w-hich diplomats said tonight •’might avert an otherwise inevitable major war within two years."
Premier Mussolini did this by promising a welcome to British War Minister Leslie Hore-Belisha, who is to arrive in Rome April 22 to round (Hit the new aligiment.
Great Britain's cabinet was expected to give final approval tomorrow to the pact designed to alter radically the course of world diplomacy and reduce European tension. The agreement is to be signed LiftUiQitv.
SIGNAL VISIT When Here - Belisha reaches Rome it win be the first time lr nearly three years that a British cabinet minister had visited Italy.
Mussolini's promise of a welcome came as a quick response to Britain’s pledge yesterday to work through the league of nations for recognition of Italy’s two-year-old conquest of Ethiopia.
Reliable sources said it was es-: sential for Britain to sell British-1 Italian cooperation to Mussolini before Reichfuehrer Hitler visits Rome in May.
Hore-Belisha will be able to stress
Membership Of WTCGA Grows
Up 2,400 In Year; Leaders Reelected In Annual Session
Officers of the West Texas Cotton Growers association were reelected yesterday at the annual membership and directors meeting here. One new director was named.
Those renamed were J. L. Wilkin-1 165.000. This would mean the demo-son of Coleman, president; C. W. critic vote ratio was about six to
candidate for the democratic stilt torial nomination, held a lead tonight of 340,647 votes to 257.370 for Scott W Lucas, Horner supported candidate, in primary election returns from 3.009 precincts, including 723 downstate, out of the
state’s 8.286 precincts. His position was menaced, however, by the Horner candidate's growing downstate plurality.
Igoe led by less than three to two in Chicago, stronghold of
Mayor Edward J. Kelly and national committeeman P. A. Nash, while Lucas enjoyed a clear-cut two to one margin in the counties outside the metropolis.
If the ratios were maintained,
Lucas, spearhead of Gov. Henry Horner's fight to “sma'h the Kelly-Nash machine,’* could overcome Igoe’s lead.
HORNER’S MEN IN VAN
In the other major contests of
the factional fight for supremacy in the state's democratic party the governor'* aspirants swung into the van.
Of a total estimated vote of 998 « 456 in Chicago, the republican total wa.1? figured at only approximately
City Manager H. F. McEJroy of Kansas City appeared somewhat fussed much to the delight of his daughter. Mary (right), when this picture was made. McElroy was well into a speech accepting reappointment as the
new city council took office. He was interrupted by laughing and realized suddenly he was accepting the job to which the council had not yet elected him. Yea, he was reelected later.
L. L. Wilkinson of Coleman, above, was reelected president cf the West T * > Cotton •row ers association it) the annual meeting here yeeterday.
Mexico Spurns Anglo Demands
MEXICO CITY. April 12—It
was learned authoritatively tonight that Mexico delivered a note to the British legation this afternoon relive' advantage* of* aT "it allan-Brit!1jectinR F’!'*1 Britain’s request that
tsp understanding. He is the one British cabinet member who rivals Mussolini himself in dynamic energy-
FRENCH PACT NEXT
expropriated oil properties be returned to their former owners.
The note was in reply to a British protest sent to Mexico last Friday and made public last night,
Diplomatic observers said the charging the Mexican government meeting of Mussolini and Hitler wa« motivated by “political desire” which is to follow may decide Eu- 111 taking the properties. rope’* fate. I Mexico’s note, informed quarters
A French-Italian pact supple- sa^> agrued that expropriation was menting the one between Britain "'ithin her rights and rejected the and Italy would be easily attain- British contention the action was able. The resulting three-way un-! "political'’ and not in the public derstanding among Britain, Italy interest. The not also pointed to and France would be the only hope the government’s expressed inton-of averting a war which Hitler j tion to pay the owners for the pro-would be ready for in two years. perties.
■*—--—-- The reply will be made public
Opera Star Dies here and 411 London tomorrow
' was announced.
PARIS, April 12.—VP>—Feodor Meanwhile, a finance ministry Champion, 65, whose great basso ?°urce said Francis M. Rickett,
Bartlett of Anson, vice-president; and E. L. Dom, manager and secretary-treasurer. L. B. Patterson of Munday succeeds G. A. Branton of Knox City as a director.
Other directors attending the session were Ed Gist of Abilene, E. Barber of Colorado, G. Y. Lee of Eden, J. L. Carroll of Snyder. J. C. Simpson of Roby and B. Walters of Rule.
O. M. Lowery of Dallas, editor of the Texas Cooperative News, principal speaker for the meeting, talked on cooperative marketing. Other speakers were Lee and Wilkinson, who presided.
Manager Dom made his annual report to the directors at the morning session. He pointed out that the membership has increased 2.400 during the past year and now stands at 10.300. Of that number, 4.800 delivered cotton during the past sea- I son. Dom further added that 52.000 • bales of cotton were handled j through the association and that 80 percent of it belonged to members.
The membership passed a resolution condemning a continuation of investigation tactics practiced in the past against cotton cooperatives. Another resolution was voted expressing hearty approval of work by the WTCGA in handling business and cotton.
Although republican chieftains had urged the party faithful to vote in the G, O. P. Primary as show of strength, it was indicated that many switched to the democratic side temporarily to take a hand in the battle between the Kelly-Nash and Homer groups.
Th* total vote In Illinois was expected to approximate 2.000,000 against 2,134.203 in the 1934 primary and 2,674,713 in the 1936 primary.
One death and minor violence were reported today to a n^ar record outpouring of voter* for an off-year election.
Babe Perry, negro, was slain in a
; Deputies Vote Daladier Power
Premier's Plea Given Overwhemling Approval; Senate Endorsement Seen
Nabobs Of Deal Talk President
Solons May Hear Roosevelt's Views On World Outlook, WPA, Pump Priming
WASHINGTON, April 12—(AP)—A presidential conference with cabinet members and administration spenders led to widespread belief tonight that President Roosevelt would outline his future course in many fields, including foreign affairs, to congress and the nation Thursday.
Roosevelt summoned five cabinet members and the chiefs of his major spending agencies to the White House to discuss a special message to congress and a radio address. The message is scheduled definitely for Thursday, the radio talk tentatively for Thursday night.
MAY REPLY TO C RITICS
From a high administration official came word the president would discuss a wide range of subjects, including international aspects A recommendation that SI 250 000.000 be appropriated for WPA s work relief project is likely, | and the president is expected generally to disclose his decision on ! additional expenditures to “prime the business pump.”
There was some speculation that tho chief executive might reply to critics who have urged him to reassure business by announcing a moratorium on “reform” legislation. I The possibility that he might discuss the sidetracked wage-hour and government reorganization bills also was discussed by newsmen.
Those called to tonight's conference included;
Secretary- of State Hull, Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Secretory of *
Agriculture Wallace. Postmaster General Farley, Secretory of the Treasury Morgenthau, Harry Hopkins, the work relief admiinstrator,
Jesse Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
Stepson Slays Scurry Farmer
Says His Mother Beaten And Own Life Threatened
SNYDER. April 12— <Spl>— Blenard Owens. 38. farmer, was shot to death this morning, outgrowth of a family quarrel.
Deputy Sheriff “Pop” Galyean and Constable Ather Chandler of Snyder, said the mans stepson, Daniel Odell Arnold, 15, told them he did the shooting after Owens had threatened to kill him and had beaten his mother, Owen’s wife.
The shooting occurred at the Tom Arnold farm nine miles northeast of here at 11:40, Five minutes later Gahean and Chandler arrived on the scene. They were accompanied by Mrs. Owens, who had gone to Snyder to file a
JnnV -, r,rfR,>,i ;eVf,lt' th* ]’re*ideat's complaint "against her husband on son and secretory, and Stephen
PARI3, Apnl 13. t W tuesday)—(^P»—1The chamber of deputies by a \ot** of 508 to 12 today approved Premier Edouard Da ladlers request for power to govern France by cabinet decree for three months.
The bill was presented to parliament yesterday as an emergency political argument with fnaJ?Ie lhf Pnvrrn™rn? to cope with troublesome financial
negro in Ch™ic A free for an — ^”* •PPreM--‘h0rUy a,t,r
fight in which several women parti-
Earlv, Ms prcM «ec; clr NO TIFF WITH GARN*! R
President Roosevelt had interrupted his work on new relief spending recommendations today to deny that he and Vice-President Garner had engaged In a “tiff” about “pump-priming” exjendi-turcs or anything else.
In answer to the questions of newspapermen, he said he had
cipated developed in a south side polling place over a vote challenge. Several precinct workers were assaulted
ICC Worker Proposes Rail Consolidation
voice raised him from obscure poverty to world renown, died today.
British promoter, took with him when he left yesterday a draft of a contract for the purchase of “many millions” of barrels of oil—another source said between 20,000,000 and 25,000,000 barrels—at a price not yet fixed.
aruim and vicinity: wntafMii., Howe Town Speech
partly cloudy. *
WEST TI VIS: Tart I) cloudy Wcdne*- List t Lit T O Thl*PE*
da>; Thursday no nil I, cloudy, cooler In *-,al 1 D inrCC
KA.st tkaas; inrrra^inK cioudin>*<« Abilene’s representative in the
We.lnpMlaj ; Thur»da> cloudy, probably
local phoner*. Certie to fre-h southerly
WASHINGTON, April 12.— J*)— Senator Wheeler iD-Mont) made public today a memorandum pre-, pared by an interstate commerce lt | commission employe and transmit tod to him by Persident Roosevelt setting forth an argument in favor of consolidating all railroads of the country under a single, privately-operated sj’stem.
Court Told Texas Was Green's Home
MIAMI, April 12.—(VT —Two witnesses at a hearing to determine the legal residence of the late Col. E. H. R. Green today told John S. Flannery, special master for the United States supreme court, that the multi-millionaire considered Texas his home.
Texas is contending with Florida. New York and Massachusetts for a $5 000 000 inheritance tax on Green's estate The fourth and final hearings here followed others held in the other states.
Five Seriously Hurt In Wreck
The vote was the second huge called Garners attention to a pub-majority the chamber had given lished article saving the vice-presi-
Daladier in 24 hours. The premier dent thought the administration
declined however, to make it a should let business alone. Gamer
question of confidence. denied having given such an Inter
view, the president added, and that was all there was to it.
Ballinger Man Made State Ass n Director
DALLAS, April 12.—<£*>—J. Rav
Black. Houston, was elected presi-, ., .. , dent of the Texas retail furniture
heeler said the memorandum, association in convention here to-which was delivered to the pres!- day,
SSS1 b,y ,uCo™issl0ner Carro11 1 Vice presidents include Willard
Miller of the ICO, asserted many Widley, Waco. New directors in-
economies would be attained under Frank Collier. Corpus Christi and
a single-system consolidation. (elude J. B. Ri>i»r.nri E1 pas0-
elude J. B. Blaugrend,
E E. King. Ballinger.
Dallas Doctor Dead
Hind* on lite coast
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Highest and lowest temperature to 0 P. in. yesterday, Sd and 4S; same date a J ear ago, 78 and SO.
Hansel yesterday, 7.-U6; sunrise today, 6:12; sunset lodaj, 7:07.
Dam Bonds Approved
TEMPLE, April 12 — (*>) —Issuance of $690,000 in bonds was ap-
"My Home Town' oratorical con- the Brazos river conversation and
tost at the West Texas chamber of proved here today by directors of
commerce convention in Wichita reclamation district. The bonds are
Falls will be selected in final con- to take care of financing require- medicaT"^^^
tests beiore the Kiwanis club at menus incident to construction of died tonightat* hl n conce™*
noon today. I the Possum Kingdom dam in Palo 2!i., \hospit.al heie Dr-
DALLAS, April 12—A1—Dr Whitfield Harral, 67, of Dallas, one of the organizers of the Southwestern Life Insurance company and former of the
Three out of state men and a Fort Worth man were in the Hedrick Memorial hospital last night suffering severe lacerations and fractures resulting from a head-on automobile collision near Albany,
Another was being rushed to the hospital last night about 11:30 o'clock from Albany in an effort to stop blood flowing from a severed vein in his wrist.
The injured were:
B F. Allen, district official of the Snowdcn-McSweeney Oil company of Fort Worth—lacerations and X-rayed for fracture of left leg.
Ben Draper, Cookville, Term.,— severe laceration on left leg, possible fracture.
A. D. Prtdmore. New Ark Ark..— j severe lacerations on face, arms, X-! rayed for fractures of left arm and right leg.
V. A Fields, New Ark,'Ark. —deep lacerations on forehead, weak from loss of blood.
W. E. Julin, New Ark, Ark .—on way from Albany with deep gash on : wrist, weak from lass of blood.
Few details of the ivreck were f available Only person able and willing to talk last night was the (
I Tennessee youth, Draper.
SEC OND CONFIDENCE VOTE
The bill now goes to the senate Last night the chamber gave the premier a 576-to-5 vote of confidence, while the senate greeted his outline of policy with almost unanimous applause.
The measure gives the government authority "until the close of
Flunkies Strike But Show Goes On
NEW YORK. April 12
_____# ui a treat flourish of trumpets, ’ the
the present session of parliament S^0W on earth"—the Ring-
and not later than July 31’’ to deal' «—•-
with national defense, finances and
grounds of mistreatment, i The boy’s -raj account of the slaying was r otto bor a ted by a written statement, made by Mrs, Hazel Kirkland, Owens’ stop* daughter. She said that she had taken a shotgun from Owens earlier in the morning after he had threatened to kill young Arnold and another stepson
Daniel Odell said that hr fired a single a shot with a 32-20 rifle through a screen door at the back: of the house as Owens approached. Struck in the diaphragm, Owens fell dead.
Taken to Snvder by the officers, the boy was released on bond this afternoon.
Owens’ body was brought here to the Odom Funeral home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete tonight.
Sherman Burial For
rebuilding of the national economy by decree.
Such government decrees must be ratified, however, by parliament sometime before Dec. 31.
With 140.000 workers out on a strike, the premier told parliament the destiny of France was at stake and insisted that in the face of rearmed Europes war dangers, every one of Fiance s internal weaknesses undermined the nation’s defenses.
PROMISE STRIKES’ END
The first reaction from Daladier's declaration was the anonuncement i
by Jacques Duclos, secretary of the; French communist party, that strikers in the nationalized aviation ' factories—numbering about 20,000— were ready to return to work.
land Brothers and Barnum & Bail- ■ « ■/• ■ ■ • i
ey circus—went on tonight d^pit- A K ITR A S
a last-minute strike that sprouted **• *»'■ «V|^QIl ILiVf UJ
picket lines around Madison Square
Garden. j ^ Kirkpatrick. 83, native of
Just 45 minutes before the sched- Crockett county, died yesterday aft-u. d beginning of the evening per- ernoon about 6 o'clock at the homo formance members of the American ; of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Bickley, Federation of Actors 'AF) employ- 1225 Sayles. He had been ill some ed in technical positions and as time.
roustabouts and the like struck for A brief funeral service was held higher pay. last night at IO o'clock at the Kiker-
John Ringling North, the young Knight chapel with the Rev. C. A. head of the big show, accused the, Long, pastor of St. Paul’s Mcthod-union of violating a contract pro- 1st church, and the Rev. J. H Ham-vision calling for a 10-day period of bien. pastor of the First Methodist
arbitration before any strike.
Lumbermen Warned Of Gov't Meddling
The body was to be placed aboard an eastbound train at 2:35 o’clock this morning for Sherman. Funeral rites will be held there this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the King Memorial Methodist church. Burial
Lubbock Autoists Stage Meter Strike
LUBBOCK. April 12.—i/p — Engaging rn what they termed a “sit-
Number of contestants was re-duced to three by semi-final contests held Tuesday at Abilene high school, under direction of Comer Clay. Remaining in the race are Wanda Mae Clements, Eleanor Bishop and Katherine McDaniel.
Others advancing to the semifinals were Marl0 Stubbs. Claude Stewart, Jay Witback and Lucille Rucker. The seven semi-finalists were winners over a group of 50 in the preliminaries.
So Nice Of Her
TOKYO, April 12—((Pi—Japanese correspondents with the armies in China today received a signal honor in Japanese eyes when the Empress Dowager Sad ako made their work the subject of her monthly poetry contest. Four princesses of the imnerial hltwi fit FA rnmrvAt
toil mc what its all! down strike against parking me-about,” he pleaded, "I was asleep ters.” a group ot Lubbock automo-when we hit : bile owners parked their cars in
J. L. Castleberry, ambulance driv- meter spaces this morning without er of Albany who brought part of depositing their nickels in the dottle injured to the hospital, said vices.
that all he could see at the scene I They declared further that if was two ruined cars with men and Rhould be prosecuted and fined, parts all over the road. :thev w111 "carry the fight to the
According to Draper, there were highest court six men in the car he was in. Two *P°kt sman for the group were L. Lincoln said late today a Monroe'I of lhe men only slightly hurt and I. or,HPriet2r,0f Vust0!??s
La., negro. Tommie Wells, 25 Md | ^ayed in Albany with Julin. The qato Anrif 5 ^ Candi"
■ others were brought to Abilene in '
the ambulance and a private car. in ownership of Ahen said **e ^as rn his car by Joining them were himself.
DALLAS. April 12.— P —S. La ... _____
mar Forrest of Lamesa, president of follow in the family lot beside
the Texas Lumbermen’s association, grave of his wife, who died in
! urged a convention meeting of the Sherman in 19^6. group here today to organize Kiker-Knight Mortuary is in against “harmful” government in- charge of all local arrangements, terference with private enterprise, Mr- Kirkpatrick has made his and against excessive taxation. home with the Blckleys ever since Forrest named trade associations the deatl1 of his wife The Rev. as organizations through which Blclcley is presiding elder of the business men should make their Abilei?e ^ Methodist;
Harral retired from business in : 1926 and had spent much of the last twelve years in foreign travel.
TEXARKANA. Ark , April 12 — (fl»)—District Attorney Elmer L
voices heard by the government, saying they were thoroughly democratic Institutions which can be made the sounding boards of primate enterprise.
Not To Show Quins
confessed to a criminal assault on a Texarkana white woman. A charge of criminal assault was filed against Wells.
for Hie city commission, and Jim Johnson, associated in ownership of a barber shop.
E T Burdett and Cliff Harvey, also barbers.
church. The family moved here from Big Spring in November. Tho Bick leys will accompany the bod# to Sherman.
Born July 30. 1855. Mr. Kirkpatrick spent most of his life around Sherman and in Crockett county. In 1878 he married Amanda Diggs > sit Crockett
AirCKS todly^'an un- JS££ cto
off.ml suggestion that tho Dionne of Sherman" survives.' tIo
worid^Pit^i-P*ofar ml h»rfW h°rk T M' Kirkpatrick of Brownfield ‘ ' ’ , , . u a n a:id Luther Kirkpatrick of Ranger*
promptly iejected by their guardian grandchildren and seven great!
grandchildren also survive.
BY MARION WHITE
Copyright, 1938, NEA Service, Inc.
CHAPTER I Joyce moved one of the suitcases aside and sat down on the narrow berth to read the letter from Aunt Martha, she glanced at the envelope a second time just to assure -herself that it belonged to her.; There vrr.i no dc *’r. that it came from Auut MJ*;ha; cue could never I
mistake that fine, precise handwriting, even were there no Fall River postmark. The surprising fact w'as that it should be addressed to her in such a way. The words danced before her eyes:
Miss Jo’ce Milner 8 S. EMPRESS Pier 82 North River
New York City And then, down in the lower lefthand corner: “Sailing Saturday. April 9.”
It was altogether true. She was here on the Empress, in her own cabin: the steward had already nicked up her ticket, and in about 15 minutes she would be on her
way. To the magical islansd of the south on her Easter cruise’
8he turned the envelope over and tore it open.
A blue slip fell to the floor. It was a money order for $25.
She out the money order and the letter back into the envelope and slipped it into her pocketbook. Fe: ,
A Gripping Story pf a Cirl Who Plunged Into a Caribbean Trip of Strang Intrigue and Love Cis Fascinating as the
a Bett" Seriaiji^B I is
just fleeting instant, she was sorry that she was going. She might have spent a few weeks up in Fall River with her aunt and uncle, the only two relatives she had in the world, instead of embarking on this wild adventure But it was more than that. If the blood of two centuries of sea
faring ancestors runs in your veins, if you re a stenographer in a tiny little office overlooking the river, where you can see gallant majestic ships sail out to sea every ten minutes of the day, and if you’ve never been on anything bigger than a ferryboat in the entire . 25 years of your life—well, then
its time to go. Even though it does take your last dollar, and you have no job when you come back.
Of course, she wasn’t1 going to spend every cent she had. She was sure about that. In her bag there w'ere still six crisp $20 bills, j And now this money order. The tickets for every shore excursion J See EASTER CRUISE, Pg 6. Col ]
were bought. Suppose she spent $50 on bingle-bangles, as Aunt Martha called them, she would still return with almost $100. That would take care of her for five* or six weeks, if she were frugal, and in that time she could find