Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1938. -SIXTEEN PAGES
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LaFollette Discloses Birth Of New Political Party
Vaughn Saved By Court Order
PENNIES PAY FOR THIS BABY
Temporary Injunction Granted When Brother Swears Condemned Man Mad
HUNTSVILLE, April 28.— AP)—John VV, Vaughn, 37-year-old killer of a ban Antonio policeman, tonight aas given a 24-hour stay bv Gov. James V. Allred a few minutes after he was to have been executed in the < electric chair.
HUNTSVILLE, April 28—(AP)—Judge Fountain H. Kirby of Groesbeck tonight issued a temporary injunction restraining Texas prison system officials from executing John W. Vaughn, 37-year-old San Antonio upholsterer convicted of killing a policeman.
Judge Kirby issued the writ upon presentation of an affidavit signed by Homer Vaughn, the condemned man s brother, alleging that the death house occupant had become insane since " —— jje escape(j the chair last week
Leasing Fever High At Anson
Completion Due Early Today On Chittenden Well
ANSON, April 28— tSpl.)— Leasing fever ran high here tonight with storage tanks being moved in expectation of completing Mack Hays and Montour Production company No, I Chittenden early Friday,
Oil had risen 2,750 feet in the 3.000-foot hole with more than 1.000 feet rising Wednesday night. Reports said tnere was much leasing of property in the western and southwestern parts of the county.
when the electrocution chinerv broke down.
The injunction was made returnable to the criminal district court in Bexar county, where Vaughn was sentenced.
George Palmer, local constable, presented the writ to Warden W W, Waid at the prison.
Judge Kirby said a hearing would have to be held upon the question of Vaughn’s sanity, and that the date would be set by the San Antonio court.
Homer Vaughn said in the affidavit his brother had become insane
West Texas Oil Slash Nullified In New Hearing
HE SWATS TIGER
Commission Sets May IO, Allowable In Force Till Then
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feldman of Philadelphia saved 10,000 pennies to pay for their infant daughter, Lots Sandra, shown
with the mother and lather. Feldman, holding some of the pennies, saki he would call the baby “Penny"' for short.
HUNTSVILLE, April 29— (Friday)—,v—Humming an old spiritual. Johnny Banks, Brazoria negro preacher, was electrocuted shortly after midnight for slaying his 13-year-old sister-in-law in a scuffle over a gun.
FOR CONSIDERS NEW 'INNER COUNCIL' OE BUSINESS AIDES
Industriolists Would Form Advisory Group For Study Of Economic Ills
of preparing for
ainee the ordeal death last week.
The affidavit was taken to Judge Kirby, Mack Gates, attorney for th
tho TrrfrTI,NG7°N' ApT 28 ~/r'— President Roosevelt is considering ™ a new inner council’ of business men to study and
mao? ec ommenoations on economic problems, some of the more con-
Members of tile on fraternity condemned man. said, because
servant e advisers cf the chief executive said today.
were watching closely the Joe H. Worsham No. I Commons well as It passed the 2.900-foot mark drilling in water. Contract calls for a Palo P'nto lime depth News from the Ne,,. re
flected increased act! illy. Humphrey No. I R. G. Young was drilling past 1.700 feet,.
The pool discovery well, Walter K Jones No. I Neas. was rigged with a sputider cleaning out a cave-ln.
S.M.U. Dean Dead; Has Relative Here
L. B Richards of Abilene yesterday evening received a message informing him of the death of Dean E D. Jennings of Southern Methodist university. Dean Jennings’ j wife U a sister-in-law of Mr. Richards.
not possible to reach Judge McCrory of the San Ar.’onio court in time to present the petition there and return to Huntsville before the time of the scheduled electrocution silo. lr a .or mfcxv.’s. ..
It would have meant a trip of < 500 miles, Gates said.
Gates contended Judge Kirby had the authority to issue the injunction. but officials of the prison sys- j tem conferred tonight over the pos- i •Ability that the Judge did not have jurisdiction.
A prison board member emerged from the conference and said it did "not look like" they would defy the order.
Vaughn, the condemned man, was not informed of the action.
Shortly before, he had told reporters "I still trust in God.”
He had contended toe breakdown of the machinery last week was ’’an act of God."
No action was taken in the case
u «... Whether he actually would decide to set up such a council was W W DOt to0Wn’ but Jt salf1 that "great pressup I £ brtSTSLK
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Ford SaysiDR Doing His Best
both from within and outside the | administration'* in behalf of the 1 idea. ’
k ‘Right wing" elements among throe president's friends were arguing that such a step would tend to bring business men and the ad-l ministration closer together for a
'Too Many Half Asleep/ He Says; Foresees Change
commem attack on depression problems.
By JOHN FERRIS
NEW YORK, April 28. — Henry Ford predicted today an economic change for the better in the United States when industry and business generally begin revitalizing themselves.
Those reported to be under con-I sui erat ion for the proposed ‘'council’’ include: Brig. Gen. Robert E. Wood, of Chicago, president of Scars, Roebuck and Co.; Frank C. Walker, millionaire New York attorney who was formerly a director of the National Emergency council; and Robert W. Woodruff, president of the Coca-Cola company.
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AUSTIN. April 28— IID— The scheduled 10.000-barrel daily cut in Texas oil output for May virtually nullified today when the railroad commission rescinded reductions it had ordered for nine West Texas fields.
The proration agency called a hearing May IO on how large a reduction, lf any, should be Imposed on the affected pools and said that pending the hearing they could continue to produce on the April basis.
This action meant the allowable May I, counting Sundav shutdowns, would be around 1.318.000 barrels dally, approximately the same as at the start of April,
Many operators in the West Texas areas had protested that the cuts, based on decreased demand, were too drastic. They requested a ! new hearing to determine what reduction was warranted and how It should be divided among the many fields in the West Texas district.
The commission three days ago had decreed cuts for the affected pools as follows: Bennett, 1,544 barrels daily; Dean, 50; Duggan. 200; Foster. 938; Fuhrman, 594; Harper, 4.260; Seminole, 70; Slaughter, 200; Wasson, 2,223.
A second experiment was authorized to determine feasibility of reinjecting salt water into the producing sand in the giant East Texas field for the purpose of maintaining bottomhole pressure. The Sun company will be permitted by the commission to make experiment in one of its wells on the H.
A. Pace “B” lease. Smith county. The Ohio Oil company is conducting a like test.
"Approximately 100.000 barrels of salt water are being produced daily in the East Texas field,’* said Chairman C V. Terrell of the commission, 'and this la an increasing problem which must be considered at this time.’*
Some engineers have predicted the flowing life of the famed field will end within two years unless salt water production is curbed. i
WISCONSIN GOVERNOR BREAKS WITH FDR BUT PAYS TRIBUTE
Moss Meeting Of Liberals In Madison Is Not Told Names Of Other Leaders
By KENNETH HOPPING MADISON, Wig., April 28.—(AP)—Gov. Philip F. LaFol-Jette of Wisconsin announced to the nation tonight formation of a new political party—the National Progressives of America, —dedicated to a philosophy of preserving the “right of a free people to work, and by their work add to the wealth of the country.”
The Wisconsin governor, son of the fiery late “Old Bob’’ LaFollette who failed in a campaign for the presidency on an independent ticket in 1924, told a mass meeting of liberals that the democratic and republican parties never can unite on a fundamental program to restore economic equilibrium and that the time had come for an entirely new movement to go forward, The decision to create a new party, which he said had been joined by liberals the country -—---——
Frank Harumpo, three feet high. smacked this tigress on the nose when she escaped from her cage during a circus performance in New York. The animal soon was returned to her cage and here snarls at Harumpo who plays the dwarf "Sleepy'’ in the show, aa he rapped her with a mallet.
over, was announced in these dramatic words;
“A beginning has been made, here and now. not In 1944, not In 1946, but now, In 1938.
"The National Progressives of America are now organized. State by state we shall build as rapidly as firm foundation can be laid. Definitely and irrevocably we are in the lists to stay until the American people recapture their heritage.
"Make no mistake, this Is not a third party. As certain as the sun rises, we are launching the party of ‘our’ time."
TO START IN IOWA The governor announced that active organization would begin in Iowa tomorrow.
He departed from his prepared text to make this disclosure. LaFollette was believed to ha*e
AFL To Invade Lewis’ Precinct
Illinois Mine Body Arrayed Against Foe Of Six Years
WASHINGTON, April 28.—. The bitter war between the A F of I and the C. I. O. moved Into John L. Lewis’ own back yard today when the A. F. of L. executive council chartered a new coal miners' union to fight Lewis’ United Mi no Workers.
referred to a national broadcast he I m(iners ?f Amer"
‘ca, an Illinois union which
Young Bride Fatally Shot At Weinert
is scheduled to make at Des Moines tomorrow. He also la booked to ad
No Motive For Tragedy Advanced
A hearing was called here May IT on whether the commission’s regulations affecting natural gasoline plants should be strengthened. The agency will consider specifically:
j fought the U. M W. for six years,
dress a meeting of farm-labor groups * nucleu, of the nfW
at Cedar Rapids Saturday. lon* . . . 4 ,
In a final break with the national' ln*bIoodsh*d- t.ain-wreck-adminlstration, Governor LaFollette ‘a*'r mJ? I*? w RT1 sabotage hum paid tribute to the "brilliant lead- *twwn th«
ership of President Roosevelt but 1° , J* Labor ob~
declared that learership alone, no ‘ ^ encounters bemata how great, "cannot mix*Qli- ere ml*ht Pr°-
Ucal oil and water." I Tl™"(
He said that if the task of re-1 Jlnr°r®«« the council s dec!-
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and hamstrung the administration, chicago, and the Illinois nroare,-LEADERS NOT NAME., ,lv„ £ !0 *
LaFollette did not disclose the n0. I of the union
Gilliam Four Square church north
Saturday morning at
Mrs Garrett was found critically wounded early this morning at her farm home three miles east of Wei-
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still completely reticent about f?rmer 8ovemcr Nor:b Carolina. J
Tile funeral will be held in Dallas of Johnny Bank. . Brazoria negro
at IO a. rn. Saturday, with burial In Stephenville at 3 30 p rn. Dr. C. C. Selecman. president of S. M. U. Dr. E B. Hawk, vice-president; and the Rev. Marshall T. Steel, fellas Methodist pastor, will officiate.
Dr. Jennings, prominent in educational, civic and cultural affairs there many years, was first stricken while in Europe attending the international convention of Rotary clubs at Nice last year.
preacher who also was scheduled to die early tomorrow. Banks also received a week’s stay of execution when the breakdown occurred last wee*
LaFollette Flays Big Naval Expansion
WASHINGTON, April 28.—(AT— The government should build prosperity at home instead cf embarking on a "huge program of armament expansion.” Senator La Follette told the senate today.
Opposing the administration’s $1,15(3.000,OOO naval expansion bill, the Wisconsin progressive expressed the opinion that the program had I been originated by President Roosevelt instead of the navy department. He said that naval officers never had requested the expansion during past testimony before congressional committees.
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his Whit* House conference with President Roosevelt, the automobile manufacturer was asked lf his genial mood was traceable to the Washington visit.
WAKE I P GO TO WORK i ’’Well," he smiled, ‘you never heard nip say anything about the president did you? What’s the use? He’s trying to do the best he can, j like everybody else."
A slender man with gray hair and bright eyes which narrowed quizzically at times and again with quiet good humor, Ford lounged in a deep sofa in a private dining room cf the Ritz Colton, surround-| ed by interviewers.
Sometimes he dismissed questions with a wave of the hand, once or twice with a grunt of contempt or j | indifference. At his elbow sat W. J. Cameron. Ford Motor company | executive and on the other side of the room, behind the reporters sat his son, Edsel Ford. smiling with amusement every time his father I parried a question.
also was mentioned. Although primarily a lawyer, he is in touch with business problems as general counsel for the cotton textile institute.
President Roosevelt devoted part of today to conferences about his forthcoming message to congress on monopoly. It was reported that j the framework of his recommendations, and a bill to carry them out. had been completed.
There were some indications that the message, expected to request alterations in the anti-trust laws, I might call for some action at this session of congress. Previously there had been predictions that the message would merely rah for in- J vestige tion for the purpose of legislation next year.
Former Ector Tax Officer Found Dead
nert, and died a short time later In an ambulance enroute to a Stamford hospital Her husband, Leroy Garrett, w-as in an adjoining room at the time of the shooting.
Justice of the Pea ce S. L. Coggin of Weinert said late tonight he had not completed his Inquest, but that his verdict would likely be suicide. He said he would give his verdict Frida v.
identity of “Important leaders" his secretaries previously had announced had Joined the new party movement.
One, it Is believed here, is his brot her. Senator Robert M. LaFol-i Jette Jr.
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of
"Our policy will be to afford tho
widest opportunity to all miner* who wish to become affiliated with this new- organization to do so." said William Green, A. F. of L. pi evident, in announcing the council’s decision.
"The American Federation of La-
Peace Justice's Verdict Suicide
Chinese Bandits Shoot American
WASHINGTON, April 23.— p._
Chinese robbers shot and killed James Dempster, an Ammono of i New York City and a major In the
"People must wake up and go to j Salvation Army, the state depart work," said Ford. "Too many pro- ment announced today.
EACH ONE YEAR OLD—
Two Little Girls Celebrate Their Birthdays By Having Photos Made In 'Cutest Kid' Derby
pie try to live off money. Money isn’t wealth. It’s a token of wealth. We must create wealth and we must do it by doing something. People should be their own leaders.
‘PLENTY TO BE DONE’
"Too many people are half asleep. They’re looking for security instead of making it themselves. And so
ODESSA. April 28—'Spin—Lona One Al, 33, former Ector county tax collector, was found dead here this afternoon with a ,38 caliber pistol wound through his head at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Oneal,
Justice of Peace J. B Crowley returned a verdict of suicide.
Oneal was a candidate for city secretary in the recent city election He was a native of Ector county, and was currently employed by the city of Odessa in collection of delinquent taxes.
Survivors include a former wife. Mrs. E. R. Walts of Odessa; a son, Jimmie Le**, a student at Schreiner Institute in Kerrville; the parents,
, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services are pending Kendrick Funeral home has charge I of arrangements.
Relatives could not advance any reason for the tragedy.
Holden's Funeral home will be in charge of the funeral. Burial will be in the Munday cemetery.
Surviving the victim are the husband, her parents. Mr and Mrs. J. A Ford of Haskell; two sisters. Mrs. Bill McKinnon of Haskell and Mrs. Victor Davenport of Weinert; four brothers, Paul Ford of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fred Ford,
New York has spoken sympathy- bor will give this nee union its full-ically of the governor s plans, cat support."
The governor declared there are Green showed reporters at a press vast resources to be put to use for conference a sheaf of letters which the benefit of all classes and that I he said contained requsts from min-the n*w trend In government must erk now in the U, M. W. for an
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Heart Trouble Takes Aged Clyde Man
A F. of L. union.
Some of the letters, he said, came from Pennsylvania anthracite miners The progressives would invade that field soon, he added.
Green once loudly denounced the union which is now part of the A. F. of L. family.
Green and his father. Hugh, were
CLYDE. April 28 -Funeral for B. F Hand. 81, victim of a heart charter members of the United
attack Thursday, will be held FTI- Mine Workers. He rase from pit
day at 4 p. rn. at Merkel with the committee chairman to interna-
j * Rev-Tierce. Baptist pastor at Clyde, Uonal secretary-treasurer of the
Weinert. and WI.lard and Jack officiating. Burial will follow In the union, and resigned his membership'
Merkel cemetery. just two months ago when the A.
Mr. Hand died unexpectedly about noon Thursday While a: the dinner table at his home here in Clyde.
He was born in Louisiana Sept. 23,
1856. and moved to Texas in 1880.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters. Mrs Edith O Haver of Sweetwater and Mrs. W. H. Beam
Bids To Be Taken
F. of L. expelled the U. M. W. for belonging to the C. I. O.
On New Road Work
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WITH PETITIONS OUT_
Commissioners To Decide Status Of Beer Vote Tomorrow Morning
Two little girls, born the same day, celebrated their birthdays yesterday—by entering the "Cutest Kid" contest.
They are Mable Ka th reen Goodwin, 902 Ll ll us street, and Roberta Jane Hamilton, 933 North Seventh street. Both were born April 28, 1937; to celebrate their birthdays, their mothers brought them to the Thurman studio to have their portraits made.
Thirty-seven children had their pictures taken yesterday to bring the total to 196 That's an average of 49 entries a day for the first days cf the contest; there are five days to go now, and at that rate the total will run nearly 450.
The $1 entry fee entitles each child to have a portrait sitting at the Thurman studio, a picture in the May 8 baby edition of the Re-porter-News and a live-by-seven,
Taylor county commissioners Saturday morning wCl determine the exact status of the May 14 beer election, County Judge Lee R. York said yesterday afternoon
black and white photograph This. Acidization Slated not to mention a chance at special C_ n A \aj ii
prizes In one of three ate divisions 'Or rd fa UG inrell and a Glance at a $15 cash award
as the "Cutest Kid " HASKELL, April 28—(Spit—De ...... ,vol^.
Out-of-town as well as Abilene decision to acidize the For-| The court has bepn adviso^ tho.
chUdrm are competing .or honors. «t-MoMUltn No I a k Perdue, one or more Lmi„„. IL. !
\esterdav s entries included: Billy promising pool opener south of Has-Roy Williams, Trent. Feb. 8. 1938; krl! was announced today by A. VV.
Mary Binyon Berryman. Winters. McMillan. Operations will be started Oct. 9, 1937; Jimidene Kingfield, Boon Friday.
Rotan, March 17. 1936; Patricia Tim well was cemented and seal-
Louise Rector. McCaulley, Aug. 4. pd Tuesday at bottom depth of
1936; Nancy Grace Williams. Put- , 2.853 feet shown In correction by
nam, Aug. 30. 1936; Gayle Rae Wil- steel line measurement A L.ane
hams. Nov 29. 1937. Putnam; Peggy well gun will be imod to perforate oKerVf,r’ An»on- Sept. 3, 1935; seven-inch pipe at 2.810-57 feet pre-fTwafforrt- Merkel. June 27. paratory to acidizing in three stages Jfan*Hcxige. Merkel, with 3.000 gallons to be used in
Aug 24, 1933, Patsy Joyce Betcher, the first operation. Dowell Chemi-
26, 19,36' ■ cal romPany basotho acidizing con
che fourth set of twins also was tract.
andCrAim»eSnI?u«i 1)011 I tank5 w ?h a capacity of I event the county votes for the sale
5 born «!ent a lim G avens» routc harrels have been erected on cf beer. However, there is a legal 5. born Sept. 9. 1937, , the site. j point m <fgards to the possibility
AUSTIN. April 28—YP>— Highway engineers labored today on plans for projects costing an estimated 3 500.000 most of which, the said, probably would be submitted to bids May 24.
They included, by counties, the following items on which the federal government would pay half the cost:
Runnels, feeder road, 9 6 miles flexible base and double asphalt surface treatment.
The following state financed projects were included;
Howard, highway 80, 4 4 miles grading and select material.
Mitchell. Scurry, Nolan, Taylor. Haskell Shackelford. Fisher and Kent, highways 80. 84. 16 120, 283. 15, 380. and 70, 81.2 mile* seal coat and 4 9 miles reshaping base and double asphalt surface treatment I McCvlloch Ar Coleman 24.1 miles 16.
Explosion Burns Gas Well Worker
AMARILLO, April 28
of Kilgore, and a son by a former George Pritchard, 52, father of eight marriage, M. F Hand of Trent, cnildren, was gravely injured today Twenty three grandchildren and when a gas well near Amarillo ex-nine great grandchildren also sur- ploded and caught fire for the sec-vlve- fond time this week.
New Mexico State Police Abandon Revived Search For Abductors Of Peter Levine
one or more petitions for precinct elections on the beer question will be presented w-hen the commissioners meet tomorrow. These petitions will ask that the dry' or wet status of various precincts* be determined May 14 in the same county wide election the court ordered Monday at its regular meeting.
LEGAL PARADOX According to courthouse reports, the petitions for precinct elections are being circulated by dry forces in effort to assure that their respective precincts remain dry in
of precinct elections in connection with the county vote.
Judge York and others said that under Texas supreme court inter-
(mutton, of the ^precinct, »lfc I * coat on hlghw„ tions cannot be called in dry coun- 1 ties because sale of beer cannot be n,,-legal an\ where in dry counties. On ^UOGOlUpe KlVCr the other hand, the law’ decrees that there can be dry precincts in wet counties. CUERO
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., April 28. — P—A Colorado Springs sandwich shop proprietor identified a photograph of Peter David Levin* as that of a boy, accompanied by a woman, who ate lunch in hi* establishment today, Police Inspector I. B. Bruce disclosed.
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SANTA FE, N M , April 28.- 4*) -New’ Mexico state police virtually abandoned tonight a theory that
Should Taylor county citizens by Guadalupe river continued to rise tw;° men Tuesday at Taos. 75 their votes legalize the sale of beer, here and at Gonzales as two flood m^es south of here, were the kid-
precinct elections could be ordered I cesta oved immediately, Judge York said. If today, the county remains dry by decree cf the voters May 14. however, there cen be no other election on the beer question for six months.
DRYS ORGANIZE First step toward an anticipated heated battle between friends and foes of legal sale of beer was taken
along the stream late naP<>rs of 12-year-old Peter Levine of New Rochelle. N. Y.
The river was at the 26.25 feet State Trooper T. A. Griffith, after stage here at 4 p rn today. interviewing Jose Valdez, who re
state highway 29 between Hoch- Ported seeing the two men with a helm and Gonzales remained block- boy resembling pictures of the Le-ed by flood waters as the second youngster, said the men “were
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crest bore down on Gonzales Traffic was moving over U. S. highway 87 although 18 inches of water covered the western approach to the bridge at the Guadalupe.
probably Oklahoma farm hands.” He indicated he placed little credence in the possibility they were related in any way with the Levine case. •
Interest in the search for the abductors of young Levine, missing since February 24, was directed here last night with the statement of John Karavonis. cafe operator, that a boy resembling Peter had been in his eating place with two men Tuesday.
Both state police and legal authorities, who launched the Inquiry or a Santa Fe cafe proprietor's tip last night, expressed doubt that the boy reported seen was the New Y$rk kidnap victim.
Latest information was the report of Valdez, brother of the Taos postmaster, that he had seen two men and a small boy standing outside a store there early today.
His statement closely followed the declaration of John Karavonis, Santa Fe cafe owner, that a police picture of young Levine resembled a boy who came to his eating place fast Tuesday with two well-dressed men and consumed a hasty lunch of two sandwiches.