Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1938 THIRTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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Russians Stage Night Attack On Border Citadel
Soviet Planes In Series Of Raids On Korean Towns
By J. D. WHITE
YUKI KOREA «NEAR THE SIBERIAN BORDER», Aug. 7.—(Sunday)—f/P)—A aJpanese communique said today Soviet Russian troops staged a night attack on disputed Changkufeng hill but were repulsed with heavy losses.
The communique said three Soviet regiments began advancing shortly before dusk Saturday, accompanied by many tanks.
They charged Japanese positions and by midnight were repulsed after severe hand-to-hand fighting, the communique
Japanese reported today that about IOO Soviet airplanes were Involved in yesterday's invasion of Korean territory.
In addition to two Soviet planes said to have been downed by antiaircraft fire, four heavy Russian guns were said to have been silenced by retaliatory Japanese shelling.
A reliable eye-witness reported 24 Russian planes bombed the Tumen-rashin railway at a point 15 miles northwest of Yuki as well as a highway running from Yuki. It was termed the most intensive aerial attack ever made against a Korean objective.
Railway communications were interrupted. The railway runs within a few miles of the Changkufeng sector, scene of hostilities in the Soviet-Russian-Jap-anese dispute over the Siberian-Manchoukuoan border.
The communique, issued by the northern Korea army headquarters, said the Soviet raiders also attacked Korean villages. Korea is Japanese territory. Manchoukuo is a Japanese protectorate.
EVENTS TO COME-
Highway designed For Traveling Coast To C oast In 23 Hours Now SsCHCll FOI
Clipper Pushed South Of Japan
By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor
NEW YORK. Aug. 6.—(£*)— Prom coast to coast, by auto, in 23 hours.
A highway on which this can be done has been designed to be shown at the world’s fair here.
It shows cars running IOO miles an hour with more safety than possible today. It is
called the highway of the future.
Science has made all necessary "parts.” Cars and materials are either on the roads today or in experimental shops. The highway, a nearly straight line that passes all cities, was designed by Norman Bel. Geddes.
Many authorities have ap
proved it as an exhibit of what can be done.
The first of these *new roads which may ultimately web the the country is designed to s’art in New Jersev and head into California north of San Francisco 2,300 miles in length.
Two scenes would strike the motorist as extraordinary.
One would be traffic lanes
separated by three-foot high wa.Is curving concavely outward and upward from the roadbed. He would recall that in many places he had driven over miles of roads bordered by similar structures only six inches high. And that when at 70 miles an hour he veered dangerously close to the outside edge of the road, the "concave”
turned him back to safety automatically.
The other would be at night. No headlights lighted. But on the pavement, ahead of the car 400 feet, and moving at the car's speed, a flat sheet of light.
The moving light would come from tubes inlaid at the tops of
See HIGHWAY, Pf. 9, Col. 2
IN SENATE BATTLE
FDR’s Choice Leads In Kentucky
THE SIGN OF MR. CORRIGAN
The jerked thumb has been taken away from the hitchhiker to become the sign of Douglas "All Directions” Corrigan, and here Corrigan on the right and
Mayor LaGuardia demonstrate over their melon at the luncheon for the transatlantic flier at the Advertising club in New York.
Corrigan Sees ’Fighting Irish' Regiment And Attends Banquet
BUFFALO GAP. — Annual 4-H club boys encampment for Taylor * and Callahan counties will be held in the Abilene state park Tuesday I and Wednesday. NEW YORK. Aug. «.—<*»>—Still wearing his oil-smeared brown
Annual home demonstration rally leather Jacket. Douglas Corrigan forgot his slight chest injury todav and for Taylor county will be held in the motored to Camp Smith at Peekskill. N. Y., to review the "fighting Irish” Presbyterian encampment grounds of the famous old 69th infantry regiment Thursday. I “
SANTA ANNA. — August 16 has been set aside for the city-wide Pet show to be held in Weaver Park.
BRADY—Brady country club will hold its annual invitation golf tour- I nament August 12,13 and 14, despite
Barkley Sees Sure Win Over Happy Chandler
Governor Blames Roosevelt And WPA For Defeat
LOUISVILLE. Kv.. Au*. 6— (AP)—Sen. Alben W. Barkley's lead on returns r.'om today’s democratic senatorial primary over Governor A. B. Chandler was 32,244 at 11:30 p. rn.. Central Standard Time tonight.
The report at this hour was from 3,106 of the state’s 4,-313 precincts. Eighty counties were complete. Kentucky has 120 counties.
The tabulation gave Barkley 208.804 and Chandler 176,560.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Aug. 6—
With 320,081 votes counted Senator Alben W. Barkley was leading Gov. A. B. Chandler by 20.963 on returns from 2521 precincts out j of 4313 in today's democratic sena-1 torial primary. On this tabulation Barkley had 173.522 votes to 152,-559 for Chandler.
Fifty four of the state’s 120 counties were complete and only four had not reDorted.
The first report from Jefferson (Louisville) county of 36 precincts gave Barkley 3247 votes to 849 for Chandler. The counting in the county did not begin until after 9 p. rn. (Central Standard Time.)
EVEN KIDS JOIN IN VOTE DRIVE
Japanese Nary Asked To Hunt Missing Transport In Area Of Probable Drift
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -i/Pi—The state department issued the following statement tonight concerning the search for the missing Hawaii clipper:
‘‘The state department this afternoon informed the American embassy at Tokyo that, the Pan American Airways believes the Hawaii clipper may be in the vicinity of Parece Vela (Douglas Reef), 20 degrees 25 minutes north and 136 degrees and [ '
5 minutes east, which is in the approximate area of probable drift and would greatly appreciate a search. ’
The junior Barkley club, foimed bv Louisville youngsters who are fond of slogans and signs, paraded for Senator Alben W. Barkley prior to yester-
days elections One banner showed Barkley's opponent. Governor A. B. "Happy” Chandler in the "dog house.”
'Dollar Diplomacy’ Working To Combat Influence Of Germany
NEW YORK, Aug. 6— P)—Pan American Airways officials said tonight they had not been informed officially of the reported sighting of the missing Hawaii Clipper near Douglas reef.
A spokesman of the company suggested that the report that the giant flying boat had been found might have arisen from a request made through the American embassy in Tokyo that a Japanese ship, the Canberra Mary, be enlisted in the search for the Clipper.
Pan American learned that the Canberra Maru was en route from Australia to Kobe. Japan, and could explore the area around Douglas reef without deviating greatly from its course The reef is only a short distance north of the course which the Clipper was following when it vanished.
TOKYO, Aug. 7—(Sunday)—-(/Pi —The Japanese navy today radioed the steamer Canberra, en route from Australia to Japan, to go by way of Douglas reef to look for the missing Hiwaii Clipper.
The navy’s announcement of the order said the United States embassy had reported the big plane found and asked aid. The embassy later denied this.
Douglass reef is just north of the 1 route the Clipper expected to fol- J low from Guam rn Manilla when she took off July 28.
Boys Camp Opens Monday At Lueders
LONDON. Aug 6.—<>P>—^Great Britain and France are strengthening
their diplomacy with hard cash to combat nazi Germany s economic ad-A check of the votes ov districts vance down thP Danube through southeast Europe — Europe s brand of "dollar diplomacy
Sales Crusade Plans Growing
Abilene Business Representatives To Meet On Tuesday
Outlook for a Salesmen’s Crusade in Abilene shone brighter last night COLORADO—The Colorado Citv than 11 has since :he Prop****™
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the recent floods HASKELL —A revival meeting will begin in the Methodist church the third Sunday in August, with the Rev. C. A. Bickley, presiding elder of the Abilene district, and the Rev. john Crow of Merkel preaching.
SPUR.—The Motley-Dickens county Old Settlers reunion will be held August 25 and 26 at Roaring Springs
showed Barkley leading in five of
The 31-vear-old aviator, who set his compass for California and The nine congressional districts. lr ments in three spheres tied closely
1 landed in Dublin, Ireland, in his the sixth district, embracing Ken-; the Berhn-Rome trade svs
tucky’s famous bluegrass region, the vote was Chandler 20.120 and Barkley 19 994 Chandler had slight leads in the eighth and ninth districts in the mountainous region of eastern Kentucky. Barkley was
See KENTUCKY. Pf. 9. Col. 3
Frontier Round-up will be held September 8. 9 and IO.
Nugent Couple Hurt In Highway Mishap
Mr. and Mrs. Raz Mullins of Nugent were injured in an automobile accident yesterday afternoon on the highway between Nugent and Anson.
Mrs. Mullins received a broken right ankle, lacerations around,’the head and face and severe bruises. Her husband received lacerations on the head and bruises.
The couple were going to Nugent from Anson when they collided head-on with a truck. Both cars were badly damaged. The truck driver was uninjured.
FD To Florida
ABOARD U S S. HOUSTON. OFF OLD PROVIDENCE ISLAND, BAHAMAS. Aug. fi.—</!*)—President Roosevelt headed toward Pensacla. Fla , tonight on the last leg of a vacation cruise, which started three w'eeks ago today.
What A Heat Ware
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6.—i/Fl— Captain Johannes Gebrielson of a Norwegian freighter, arriving from Greenland, reported the "heat wave'’ there "was unbearable,” "The temperature was 55 degrees," he said.
Death Prophesy Becomes Reality
BEA CIMON I, Aug. 6—(UP) —
Three weeks ago, Mrs. Mollie J. (Mother) Faggard said she would lie tw’o days before her 78th birth-lay.
"Instead of gifts on my birthday this time.” she had said, "my friends jvill bring me flowers.”
Mother Faggard died late yesterday, aer prediction of death fulfilled. Tomorrow, her friends will
Members of a temporary committee to promote the movement reported that large representations of each of the 36 different phases of business in Abilene would be present Tuesday morning.
At the meeting Tuesday morning at IO o'clock at the city hall auditorium businessmen will decide if the crusade will go Into effect.
G. W Waldrop, chairman of the temporary committee, said last J night that the Tuesday meeting would be strictly informal. Several businessmen who investigated the crusade will be asked to explain it and then everyone present will be given a chance to ask questions.
If the decision is made for the crusade a committee will be appointed to work out the details and the movement will probably go into effect about the middle of August.
W. E. Bilheimer of Fort Worth, specialist in promoting the crusades, visited Waldrop yesterday morning and enthusiastically urged Abilene to adopt the movement.
"With Abilene's location,” he said, "and the large trade territory there is no reason why the Salesmen’s Crusade would not be an immense success.”
The Salesmens Crusade was inaugurated in Sweetwater Friday night making it the first town west of Fort Worth and the 703rd in the United States to adopt the measure. The crusade was organized only 64 days ago.
8900 "old crate." was escorted by high army officers.
After the review, Corrifan returned to New York to rest before attending a testimonial dinner sponsored by the Dublin society of New York. Fifty-seven Irish organizations were represented.
Mayor LaGuardia who expressed regret at Corrigan's chest injury and invited him to be his guest
JSZ! £ n'T* ^WN' Aug. «-Howard Davison.
r it, n u; k Ne,*ark candidate for district attorney in
Baltimore and Washington. D C. , ]04th district, tonight branded as
Somehow in the crush of wild- j unfounded reports being circulated
cheeting thousands during yester- that he had withdrawn from the
day s parade and reception Corrigan race,
suffered his injury, diagnosed as a
Davison Denies He Has Quit Campaign
After leaving New York en route west, except for receptions in Milwaukee, St. Louis. San Antonio, Galveston, Long Beach,
See CORRIGAN, P*. 9. Col. 2
In his eleventh speech today Davison said fhat the man for district attorney should have a knowledge of the law and should enforce it alike Davison will announce his schedule for next week Monday or Tuesday.
1. A British trade delegation arrived in Bucharest for trade talks designed to bring King Carol into closer British commercial cooperation.
2. Bulgaria—Brought into the widening circle of London and Paris sway by a British-French loan of 375.000.900 francs (910.357.500) mainly for rearmament—may receive even more money from Britain than they granted Aug. 5.
3. Belgrade reports indicated Premier Mussolini's economic ally. Yugoslavia, may be weakening before the temptation of British and French financial facilities.
today quickened with develop-
School Transfer Protests Made
Action Of County Board Puts Appeal Into Dis t Court
LUEDERS Aug 6.—"Following the TYail” will be the theme of a boys camp to be held at the Bap-i tiat Encampment grounds here Monday through Thursday.
Mrs. Dick O'Brien, district leader of Baptist young people, and the Rev. J. Henry Littleton, ramp manager, will direct activities. A background of Indian lore will be featured. District missionary B. N Sheppard will be camp pastor, the Rev. J. 8 Tierce. Clyde, director of games and recreation J. D. Riddle, Abilene, chorister, and the Rev. Dick OBrien pianist.
Faculty will include the Rev. Phil McGahay Breckenridge; Bill Gaddis, Alamogordo. N. M ; Leroy
Texas-New York Trip On Bull To Start Sept. 15
ASPERMONT, Aug. 6.—The Texas-to-New York trip on a bull by two Stonewall county men will. start September 15, according to N. A. Springer, publicity man for the excursion.
An enthusiastic reception to announcement at Austin of the proposed trip has caused original plans to be altered and enlarged. At first it was planned for Newt Moore, the fiddler, and Texas Jack Hill, the Old Glory steer rider, to make the trip.
Under the present set-up, the pair will be accompanied by Springer and Pauline Strapp, a singer who is known as “girl of the Golden West.” Assurance of accommodations at the W'orid Fair has been received, according to Springer.
The trip over a distance of 2,100 miles is expected to be made in 20 days.
While plans are progressing, there is work to be done at home. One of the first things was to break the Hereford bull selected by John Selman, SMS Flat Top ranch foreman.
Sheriff Brooks Ellison has taken the bull in hand and has made him |rjg'« to ride. The animal is traveling well and should be in good condition by September IS.
The starting point baa not been definitely selected, but Springer says it will be somewhere in Wert Texas.
German Plane Poised For Hop
Non Stop Flight From Bremen To New York Planned
BREMEN. Germany, Aug. 6.—<4*, —Germany's latest .fastest and larg* Stone. Blackwell; Broughton Har- est all-metal landplane, a 26-pas-
Tr a nil cr protests were plentiful F
at the monthly meeting of the Tay-
Oder, J. D Pace Jr, and David
lor county school board Saturday 5^°*', Abilene The Rev w L-
Daniels. Stamford, will conluct devotional*. and Clara Mav Wilson.
General policy taken by the board wa* to approve all transfers, exception being made only in the
The new moves tollowed Britain’s thrPe children in one fam
ily attempting to transfer from Tuscola to the Wingate district in Runnels county.
will relate missionary stories.
successful 16.000 000 pounds ($80,-000.000) loan and credits July 4 to Turkey—Europe’s Balkan outpost
Labor Hearing At Angelo Suspended
See DIPLOMACY. Pg.9. Col. 3
JACKIE COOGAN AND HIS MOTHER, FACE TO FACE
Action of the board of trustees brought an appeal to the 42d district court from the Rogers school district, out of which 19 students are seeking transfer
Rogers trustees protested the transfer in a petition drawn by an i Abilene attorney and filed before the county board Thursday.
SAN ANGELO. Aug UP)—The national labor relations board hearing on unfair labor practices charged against the West Texas Utilities Co was adjourned here to- message, day until Aug. 15.
Testimony on a supplemental complaint, filed by an attorney for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and charging
senger four motored monoplane ol the Condor type, stood in its Bremen hanger tonight poised for a nonstop flight to New York.
Its departure originally was set for Sunday morning, hut was postponed, st Isast until Monday.
The delay gave rise to two un* confirmable rumors, one that som« exceptionally distinguished German was considering flying as the only passenger, and the other that tbs plane would carry an important
Nineteen scholastics sought trans- thf company with dominating or fer from that district to Ovalo and ! n^rferln* ,wi^ functioning of a Lawn schools. Virtually all of them abor organ1ization. will be taken at gave as a reason that they wanted 1 tlme-
to attend a ‘ better school ” I Harlow Hurley, trial examiner.
Preparations for the flight had been made in secrecy, and leaked out only after word came from Washington that the flight was about to be undertaken.
The director of the Focke-Wulff, astonished that anybody knew about the plans, said. "I cannot tell you anything about it; there has been lots of talk about a flight around
TO HALVE ENROLLMENT
Rogers trustees protested
said that he would make an inter- the world, which simply is not true;
that mediate report on the case finished
their school was qualified to care for the students. They contended that the arge number of transfers would halve their total enrollment, and cut the number of teachers from two to one.
The petition was addressed against lorn McGehee, county superintendent. who had approved the transfers. McGehee said he approved all transfers as a matter of
today in about a month after he had studied the record. He will leave tonight to resume a continued hearing in Fort Worth.
there has been gossip, too, about a flight aeross the Atlantic.”
Tosses Son From Car, Escapes Train
Father (21st Time) Too Shaky To Vote
GREENUP, Ky, Aug. «.—<*»)— Bunion Thacker, 74-year-old farmer, became a father for the 21st time today and was so nervous he had to ask an election clerk to mark his primary ballot for "Governor Chandler for senator.”
Thacker thanked the clerk and apologized because his 52-year-old second wife was unable to vote.
Avn s. ai uiur lie ins tem, rignt, confronted her son, Jackie Coogan. left. "The Kid” of
silent film fame, when he testified in a deposition in his *4,-000.000 accounting suit in Las
Angeles against her and his step-father. Center Is Gladys OKelly. couit reporter.
JACKIE ADMITS DAD WARNED HIM ABOUT MONEY
DES MOINES. Iowa. Aug. 6.— OP) Mrs. Harry Oppenheim. 25, tossed form and In accordance with the her son- Patrick. 2. out of her automobile just before the car was I struck by a train here.
The boy received only a few scratches. Mrs. Oppenheim, leap-j ing out seconds later, escaped with a bruised back.
Little "Pats” only comment on his narrow escape was: “Choo-choo i break mamma's car all up.”
See SCHOOL. Pf. 9. Cd I.
Charge of rape filed against Earl Adams. 1002 Cherry, has been withdrawn, according to County Attorney Esco Walter.
He said the charge was withdrawn by request of the complaining witness.
Adams had been arraigned before Justice of the Peace Theo Ash, and bond had been set.
Polio Patient Better
Thomas West Duncan, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Duncan, suffering from infantile paralysis at the Hendrick Memorial ;ake flowers to her grave—on her j hospital, was reported improved by
fr^m which he was
hospital attendants late last night.
I LOS ANGELES. Aug. 6—*/P>—
| Jackie Coogan. trying to regain at ; least some of the fortune he earned as a boy in the old silent movies is ready to go to court in his $4,-000,000 accounting suit against his mother and stepfather after admitting in a deposition that his dead father, John Coogan, once threatened he might not receive the money.
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his suit against Mrs. Lillian Coogan whether Coogan used intoxicants “No. I never have,” the actor re- J*mr in **»«!••?«.
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ager. Arthur L. Bernstein. I varsity,
Charles J. Katz, attorney for the palled Bernsteins, asked:
"Didn't your father tell you during a conference at Santa Clara:
*’ ‘You can’t live on past performances. Jackie. If you continue to live this way, we can cut you off.
We can give you just as much or as little as we wish. If you go on this way .it will be the latter.’ ?”
"Well, not in just that language,”
Frank Doherty, attorney for Coogan, now back in pictures and the husband of actress Betty Grable, interrupted the deposition at one point to ask Coogan if he did not later visit a church with his mother and take a pledge never to drink liquor again.
"Have you ever indulged in the use of alcohol since that time?'
ABILENE And Vlrtnltj: Generally fair Nunda* and Honda*.
OKLAHOMA: Partly flood* Munday and Mnnda* .
KART TEXAS: Generally fair Nunda,
and Monday, Gentle to fresh southeast and south winds on the roast.
WEST TEXAS: Parti.* cloudy Sunday
and Monday, probably scattered thunder PX- showers In south weal portion.
NEW MEXICO. ARIZONA: I nae!tied
Nunda *, Monday fair; little titanic In tempera tor*.
Hance of temperature yesterday:
County Clerk Dies
PALESTINE, Aug. Harry
E. Bassett, Jr., 36-year-old Anderson county clerk, died here today of a lingering illness.
Katz also asked questions as to Doherty continued.
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Rescued After Being Mired In Bog Six Days, Unable To Speak
BELLEVILLE, Ont., Aug. 6.—(UP)—Hugh Jones, 44-year-old fanner, today was rescued from a bog in which he had been mired to the neck for six days.
Clinging to a log with one arm. Jones was forced to watch searchers pass within a few feet of him. With only his head visible above the muck and prevented from crying out by the pressure of the mud on his chest, he was unable to attract their attention.
The efforts of,several men were required ta extricate him from tho ’ t morass^ He is suffering from exhaust^! and starvation.
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