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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWN NEWSPAPER®f)e Abilene Importer-Setts‘WITHOUT. OR W H I! OFFENSE TO FIU/,NPS OR FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS <7 GOES,"-Bv TOTI VOL. LYU I, NO. 82. VatU4 Prw. <l)n ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. Amdild Prest (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Mid - August’s Pictorial Roundup Of Events Happening In Abilene HEAD DRUGGISTS — Abilene entertained the West Texas Pharmaceutical association last week, and these officers were chosen to guide the organization for another year: Prank Myers • seated) of Abilene, secretary-treasurer; J. W. Bryant (left) of Lamesa, president, and Leroy Clark (right) of San Angelo, vice president. San Angelo is the host city for the March get-together. HOPEFUL—Abilenians were more I so for the outcome of their $360,000 PW A application on the Port Phantom Hill waterworks since T. N. Carswell, above, flew to Washington and interviewed officials. The project is on the active list, has been studied by some of the highups with favor, he learned. GROCERS EAT TOO—And after a great big supper last Tuesday night, they chose these men as officers of the new Retail Grocers association, Abilene district. They are. left to right, C. W. Rogers, president; Ernest Nichols, vice president, and Lester Humphrey (his face almost hidden by a cup of coffee), secretary-treasurer. Rogers heads a delegation to the state convention at Fort Worth today. ti V « wsa v • COTTON PROBLEMS—That was the subject when these two men addressed the West Texas Ginner? association here August 12. Burrus C. Jackson of Hillsboro (left) termed tariff a “two-edged sword" aimed at cotton growers. He praised Secretary Hull’s proposed reciprocal trade treaty. More long staple cotton was urged by M. E. Heard (right), head of Texas Tech's department of textile engineering. POR NAUGHT?—Mayor Hair Aug. 9 signed school building warrants totaling $55,000. Building Committeemen L. J. Ackers (standing) and J M. Hooks look on approvingly. But the attorneys of the F&M and Citizens National banks, prospective purchasers, have not approved yet; the warrants still are in a city vault. Assign Guard To Witness In Probe Of Reds Name Of First Lady 'Exploited' He Tells Solons WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 —<&)— The house committee on “un-American" activities assigned a bodyguard to accompany Dr. J. B. Matthews, writer and educator. when he left the committee room today after telling how communists '‘exploited" the names of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and other prominent Americans. Tile plainclothes guard was assigned after Matthews had reported receiving threats bv telephone of bodily harm if he persisted in his testimony regarding the purported inner workings of the communist party. He is scheduled to return to the witness stand Monday. Dr. Matthews told the committee he was associated prominently from from 1932 to 1935 with the communist party's “innocents clubs" In this country, but severed his connections when he realized the party’s real purpose and grew to doubt soviet claims of social and { other advances in Russia. He charged the World Youth congress now meeting at Vassar, which was addressed by Mrs. Franklin D Roosevelt this week. was “nothing more nor less than one of the ‘United Front’ maneuvers dedicated to forwarding the aim of the foreign policy of the Soviet See PROBE, Pf. 12. Col. S CATCHES CHILD STOP! POR SAFETY—That sign ai anv Inter-section means "STOP" just as emphatically as though a traffic cop were standing on the corner, said Chief of Police T. A. Hackney. Twenty-five new signs have been placed at hazardous Intersections; 25 more are due from the foundry. When drivers respect these silent signals Abilene will be safe, and only then, Hackney declares. (Reporter-News Photos by Maurine Roe.) AT KERRVILLE AIRPORT- FDR Agreeable To Wagner Act Plane Crashes, Fatally Burns 2 Change-Green SHOTS BRING TRAGEDY TO KRUEGER FAMILY John Siejack of Baltimore, former wrestler, ran from his tavern across the street and caught five - year - old Mary Schorr as she dropped from a third-floor window, where she had clung, screaming, while a panic-stricken crowd gathered. The child was unhurt. (Associated Press Photo). Oil Men Sitting Tight On Price Refinery Posts Slash; Proration Order Pondered KILGORE. Aug. 20.—Texas oil producers sat tight today in I face of a possible two-way adjustment in the industry, affecting prices and Saturday shutdowns. The East Texas Refining company yesterday announced it was taking 15 cents off crude prices, lowering it to $1.20 a barrel. Meanwhile the Texas railroad commission pondered Its September proration order and the wisdom of ------    restoring Saturday producing shut- Special. an entertainment for Stam- downs over the state. The commis EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS BALLINGER—Runnels county turkey growers will have a meeting in Ballinger September 3. Each grower will bring an exhibit of turkeys. CISCO —Ex-service men and their families of West Texas will be honored at a celebration at Lake Cisco on Labor Day, September 5. LUEDERS —Tile annual Sunshine ford children, furnished by the Stamford Excshange club, will be held in Lueders August 26. STAMFORD. — Second annual party for oil men will be given at the Cowboy Reunion grounds August 25. Wives are also invited. ROBY.—The fifth annual Jack and Stallion show for Fisher county will be held in Roby September 9. COLORADO.—Plans are progressing for the annual Colorado City Frontier Round-up. September 8, 9 and IO. SANTA ANNA—W. Lee O’Daniel, governor-nominate, will attend the Santa Anna rodeo, August 25, 26 and 27. "if humanly possible," he said. MIDLAND. — Midlands annual rodeo is slated September 3. 4 and 5. ANSON.—August 22 to 27 has been proclaimed Safety Week in Anson by Mayor J. R. Reddell. aion has intimated it might order Saturday production to cease as it did for three weeks in May and all of June. East Texas producers, said an official who declined to be quoted, may meet shortly to discuss the situation. Most companies, however, indicated they would not slash prices Labor Leader Has Long Talk With President HYDE PARK. N. Y.. Au?. 20— President Roosevelt Is ready to seek changes in the Wagner labor act. William Green reported today. The president of the American Federation of Labor, after a lone talk with Mr. Roosevelt here, told reporters: "We discussed possible changes in the (labor relations) law thoroughly. We are in accord on the ncc*s-rity of making some changes in the law to overcome objections the A. IF. of L has offered regarding the boards administration." Green referred to the national labor relations board. He said its members should be “morp judicial ! minded" and asserted he had giv-end the president numerous specific complants against Its activities. Green did. not specify discussed changes in the labor act. but be sold possibilities included reducing the hoard's authority or a clarification of the law to define exactly the board’s duties. The board, he said, has not observed “the spirit" of the labor law. RECOUNTS STORY Tile A. F of L. head told reporters a story which Mr. Roosevelt told him: Miss Marion Diskerman. member of the administration commission studying labor relations in Great Brtain and Sweden, recently talked with Mr. Roosevelt, the chief executive asked her what had impressed her most during the commission investigation. Miss Dickcrman replied that she had been impressed bv two things: First, clauses In British labor contracts requiring employers to recommend that their workers join the union, and. second, "the extraordinary good manners employers and emploves maintain toward each other.*’ ‘The president thought that was very significant.’’ Green continued. “and I agreed with him." “They cooperate and behave themselves,’* he added, “while here in America we are still at war." Mrs. Karl Krueger (left) was shot and seriously wounded in Hollywood by the estranged hus band of her maid. This picture also shows Krueger, conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Or chestra. Theresa. Photo». and their daughter, (Associated Press AFTER TRANSFUSIONS— Socialite, Shot, Improving Maid's Husband Nat'l Guards Home From War Games Abilene un.ts of thele!!L^i!LneXl.week^..Most..of|Ruartl arrived home the national companies were lenin* the 1 STT JJT? cTmn and* niSJi ,USwkesmen °,n? IT    *    ,,on    *ar m»»««vers « Camp SteSSXnrt n.il H ’S'    ,    S, Bullis* near San Antonio. Stanolind, Gulf and Magnolia said | The two motorized units. Head- their companies had taken no steps to readjust prices. John Schroeder, ha*    mana8er    of the Danciger Oil    and na5    Refining    company    of Greggtown. said he    believed a    cut would    be come general. At Dallas, th7 Dallas Morning News reported that the Danciger Oil &    Refineries,    Inc,, had    an nounced at $1.20 posting effective at 7 a. rn. tomorrow. quarters Battery. 131st Held Artillery, in command of Capt. J. Frank Hobbs and Battery E. 131st Field Artillery, in command of Capt. T. E. Williams, arrived in Abilene about 2:45 o'clock. The Infantry unit. H^uaiters Battery. Third Battalion. 142nd Infantry. in command of Lieut. O. H. Bryant, arrived last night about IO o’clock. Gives Self Up Prisoner Blames Mr s. Krueger For Breaking Up Home HOLLYWOOD. Calif.. Aug 20-iXP>—Hope for recovery of Mrs. Emita Krueger from wounds inflicted in a strange "jealousy" shooting on Hollywood boulevard, was held bv physicians today as the socialite wife of Karl Krueger, noted Kansas City symphony orchestra conductor, rallied after blood transfusions. Mrs. Krueger was shot critically late yesterday as she attempted to flee from her maid s estranged husband. While Krueger paced a hospital corridor, his wife slept fitfully. Once she whispered an accusation against Charles E. McDonald, 30-year-old electrician, who surrendered to police and, Detective-Lieu-tenant George Whaley said, confessed the shooting. Whaley said McDonald declared: “I had to shoot the woman. . . . I had to. She employed my wife as a companion and nursemaid and then dominated her so completely that she broke up our home ” CANDIDATES SPUR CAMPAIGNS WITH FINAL DRIVES NEARING Mann Terms Expense Charges False As Woodul Claims Voters' Support ~    ...    .    ^    The    Associated    Presa nightannrei^naW iP^.^lr    thp    bol!ln*    Saturday Aug 27    e    ending    with    the    runoff    election r    PublL'hpd    concerning    his    campaign    expenditures.    Gerald L. Mann, candidate for attorney general, countered with-w * ,3hey clrcu,atfd * fraudulent story about mv campaign expenses but they say nothing about my opponent who declined to reveal to the senate the sources of his_ income while serving as a public official.' Craft Bursts Into Flames On Crackup Kin Of Victims Witness Accident From Automobile KERRVILLE, Aug. 20. — (AP) — Howard Fletcher, about 30, and Cecil Ghampen-ois, 36, burned to death here tonight when a plane piloted by Fletcher crashed and burst into flames. STALLS IN AIR Ike Zumwalt. attendant at the municipal airport, said the men had been on a short flight and were returning to the airport when the ship appeared to stall at an altitude of about 150 feet. The craft burst into flame* immediately after it struck the ground. Zumwalt said he rushed to the scent with a fire extinguisher and thought he had the blase under control when the chemical was exhausted and fire consumed the plane and charred the two men. Champenois' wife and Miss Winifred Fletcher, sister of the pilot, witnessed the crash from an automobile parked at the airport. Fletcher, a garage employe here, had been flying about three years and was a licensed pilot. Champenois, a business man of Bay City, had come here to inspect the plane, owned by Fletcher, with a view to buying it. It was a small, open-cockpit type. Fletcher s survived by his mother. Mrs. Clara Fletcher, three brothers and two sisters. Champenois' body was sent to Bay City tonight. FOR MAXIMUM PENSIONS_ O DANIEL URGES SUPPORT FOR PICKS, PREDICTS VICTORY FORT WORTH, Aug. 20.—(A*) —W. Lee O'Daniel democratic nominee for governor, fired another broadside today in behalf of candidates for state office whom he has endorsed and later expressed confidence they would be elected. In a radio speech he again asked the people of Texas to elect In the democratic runoff primary August 27 the men for whom he expressed preference and asserted that if they co operated with him in this respect he beloved old age pensions could be paid in full by early in 1939. Previously he had said in an Interview he intended to make old age assistance legislation “the first business" of the legislature. O'Daniel estimated that between 800.000 and 1,000.000 votes would be cast in the second primary. He predicted that all those who voted for nim in the July primary would also support the men he favoied for tho runoff. The plea for cooperation and prediction of early payment of the maximum in pensions was coupled with a warning that division among “the common citi-sens" would result in a divided legislature and a declaration “no progress is ever made in a house divided against itself.” He reiterated statements in previous speeches that his ac tion in endorsing the candidates was "one of strategy" in order that he might expedite the payment of old age pensions as promised, the establishment of factories and the creation of jobs. Texas citizens recognized a “new day” had come, he went on. and were "going to see this thing for two years.” “The idea is to get results, even if we do use new strategy that has never before been used." he said. In a Lufkin speech. Mann endorsed payment of old age pensions, unemployment insurance, teacher's retirement fund, relief of tenant farmers, th* right of labor to bargain collectively. Walter Woodul, lieutenant-governor and Mann’s opponent, said at Texarkana that “everywhere the old people have told me they see in W Lee O’Daniel^ program their first real hope of getting a full pension payment, and they’re going to vote for the attorney general candidate he believe* can beat help him, and who is pledged to cooperate whole-heartedly with him." O'Daniel endorsed Woodul. among five other runoff candidates. In the race tor railroad commissioner. incumbent C V. Terrell said at Georgetown “the entire business welfare of Texas hinges upon my race" He also spoke at Belton. Temple, Rosebud. Cameron and Marlin, with the latter a combined radio address and rally. G. A. Jerry Sadler was in Dallas for a big rally. Pierce Brooks, injured recently in an automobile accident, resumed his active stumping for the lieutenant governor at a meeting in Bryan. "I will continue to present my same platform which I submitted to the people when I opened my campaign during the first primary,” he said. He stressed his “business administration" program. Speaking at Waxahachie. Coke Stevenson, his opponent, emphasized that “the office of lieutenant governor is one that requires training." Interest Lagging In Politics Here With interest drooping, voters are entering toe last week of political handshaking. After Saturday, they will hear less of politics. There will be no more political speaking and card distributing for a couple of years. At the county clerks office, only 104 absentee ballots had been cast Saturday, with 102 more in the malls. This figure is considerably lower than that for the first primary. Deadline for absentee voting. Clerk Vivian Frvar warns, is Tuesday. Thus far there have been no political rallies scheduled in Abilene for the last week, but there probably will be before election day. All candidates have been invited to speak at Bradshaw Monday night. The Taylor county ballot will list these names: For lieutenant-governor—Coke R. Stevenson of Kimble county. Pierce Brooks of Dallas county; for commissioner of general land office— William H. McDonald of Eastland county, Bascom Giles of Travis county; for attorney-general—Gerald C. Mann of Dallas county, Wal- See COUNTY, Tg. 12, Col. 6 Dallas Woman Hurt1 In Toyah Mishap PECOS. Aug 22—(Spl )—Mrs. D Ground of Dallas was injured seriously and six other persons in a party of tourists suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when their car overturned a few miles west of Toyah. Mrs. Round received severe back injuries and face and body lacera-I tions. Others hurt were Mr s. C. H. Duke, Mrs. F. M Clayton, Bob Duke Harry Clayton, Jack Nix and Richard Flannagan The party was returning to Dal-last ofter a west coast vacation. They were brought to a local hospital by a Pecos funeral home ambulance. According to Texas highway patrolmen who investigated. the acident occurred when Mrs. Duke lost control of the car and it overturned. The Weather Tartly Hood v A Itll.RNK and VMolty Sun (I a, and Monda'. RAST TK.XVS:    Partly rtoudv Sunday and Monday. Grnllr lo moderate anntbraM and «oiith wind* on the roa«t. VV KST TKXSH: Partly cloddy Sunday and Mi ndn' . mimeo hat cooer In the aPn-handlc Siindat. NKW MEXICO:    Partlv cloudy Sunday and Monday; cooler *«uthca*t portion Sun-d* >. Range of temperature yesterday: A. M.    HOCK    p. M. 1a ............ I    ............. ll ............. 2      »4 ” ............. 3      M 27 ......   4      97 ............. S        941 ta ......   s      94 74 ............. 7      91 77 ............. H      :17 *i ............. »      pa    I m ............. in      -- SH ........ ll      — Noon . .. 3| Midnight ...... it® Highest and lowest temperatures to 9 p. tit. yeMerdn-. 97 and 74; tame dale a yenr ago. 9j and 74. Sunset ifV-frtu, 7 •»-:    sunrise today,! • '•ti ami aet today, 7:17. Navy Decides Marriage Not 'Misconduct/ WASHINGTON. Aug. 20—iJP) —The navy decided officially today that marriage was not misconduct. The decision was made by the judge advocate general In the case of a youthful ensign who lost his commission by taking a bride within two years after graduating from the naval academy at Annapolis. “A legal marriage should not xxx be considered as constituting an act of misconduct,” the decision said. The former ensign, not Identified. will receive a year's separation pay. A decision that he was guilty of misconduct would have meant losing it. 27 Firms Remit In Sales Drive Others Wishing To Join Urged To Send In Fees Abilene merchants responded In admirable style Saturday to initial efforts to enlist firms in the sales crusade. Last night 27 businesses had already remitted assessments to Director J. E. McKinzie entitling them to participation in the crusade. They were: The Reporter-News, Reporter Broadcasting compathy, Waldrop Furniture store, Citizens National bank, E. Earl Miller Vulcanizing shop. Sun Electric company, Behrens and Behrens Insurance agency, Dr. Pepper Bottling company, Mark Womack, Sinclair consignee; Mead bakery. Safeway stores, Carroll Rogers grocery’. Caleb Reed s men’s store; Popular department store; Ernest Grissom’s department store, Ben West Auto Works. W. P Wright, Gulf oil consignee; Robert R. Hunter, C. A. Henson, J. L. George, F. T. McMeans, J. O. Buster. George Jones, A. C. Bentley, W. E. Gentry, E. C. Woodlock and C. F. Mantooth, all Gulf oil company service station operators. Assessments are based on the number of employes in a firm. All businesses of the city have been classified in seven divisions for this purpose, as follows: Those employing IOO or more persons, $25; from 50 to 99 employes, $15; from 25 to 49 employes, $10; from IO to 24 employes. $5; from five to nine employes. $3: two to four employes, $2; and individuals, 25 cents each. The 27 businesses already enlisted in the crusade represent several hundred employes. Ail other firms wishing to cooperate are urged to send their fees Monday, or as soon as possible, to J. E. McKinzie, in care of the chamber of commerce. Initial gathering of sales persons will be held Friday night at the high school auditorium, with W. V. Ballew of Dallas, general sales manager of the Dr. Pepper company, as the speaker. A parade us set for the following Monday afternoon, and the big “kickoff" with the public invited, that night. Outlaws At Large BROKEN BOW. Okla., Aug. 20— —Outlaws Floyd Hamilton and Ted Walters, whose trail has led a three-state posse of peace officers on a chase through the wilderness of southeastern Oklahoma during the past week were still at large tonight. ;