Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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Miller Rolls Up 776 Lead Over Davison
Latter Concedes Defeat; Barber And Dendy Win
Otis Miller of Anson will go into the office of district attorney, 104th judicial district, for his third term next January I. He was leading Howard Davison by 776 votes at midnight, count practically complete.
Incumbents in the 119th and the 32d judicial districts didn’t fare so well, and the 70th judicial district also has a new district attorney, Cecil Collings of Big Spring having advanced in a successful race from district attorneyship to the 70th district judge's post. The new district attorney is Martelle McDonald, Big Spring.
Truett Barber of Sweetwater defeated the 3 2d district attorney, George Outlaw, also of Sweetwater District Attorney Wm. A. Stroman of San Angelo, 119th district, was defeated by O'Neal Dendy, also of San Angelo.
Almost complete returns from the three-county 104th district at midnight gave Miller 6,536 votes to 5.760 for Howard Davison of Fisher county, representative of the 117th district, who battled unsuccessfully
WITH FOUR OTHERS LEADING—
MANN AND SADLER DEFEAT O’DANIEL CHOICES
MEET FIVE OF THE WINNERS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
GERALD C. MANN Attorney General
COKE STEVENSON Lieutenant Governor
RICHARD CRITZ Associate Justice
JERRY SADLER Rail Commissioner
HARRY N. GRAVES Criminal Appeals Court
42,000 Margin Over Brooks
Giles, Ctitz And Graves Out In Front On Partial Returns For 246 Counties
DALLAS, Aug. 27—Despite the Irish smile of W. Lee O’Daniel for his opponent, Gerald C. Mann of Dallas late Saturday night was sweeping to a victory over the present Lieutenant. Governor, Walter Woodul, of Houston, who led him in the July primary race for attorney general.
In the Texas election bureau’s tabulation of 747,032 votes from 231 counties, Mann led the the democratic runoff ticket with more than 58 percent of the ballots.
In the July primary Mann polled 31.6 and Woodul 32.8 per
IN COUNTY HEADLINER—
DEFEAT AIDS BRADBURY'S BID AS SPEAKER
Prospects that J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene will be elected next speaker of the house of representatives were materially improved yesterday with the defeat of Rep. Bob Alexander of Childress.
Alexander s loss leaves Bradbury and Rep. Emmett Morse of Houston as leading contenders in the race for speakership.
Bradbury announced himself as an aspirant to that office shortly after his election nomination in July, without opposition. to a third term.
Alexander, who had served three terms from the Hall, Cottle, Childress and Motley counties district, last night conceded his loss to Allen Harp,
M'Millon Retains Commission Job
Motley county school teacher.
Incomplete returns gave Harp 4.694 and Alexander 3.485. Harp carried all counties except Hall, and lost it by only a small margin. Childress county, Alexanders home county, gave Harp a 300-vote majority. Harp was also well known in Childress county, having formerly lived there.
IN UNINHABITED WASTES
Hurricane To Hit Mexico
through the two primaries for the
district attorney's post.
Taylor and Fisher county returns were complete. Davison taking a lead In his home county but falling behind in both Taylor and Jones. All votes were in except about 175 in a few small Jones county boxes.
By telephone to the Reporter-News last night, Davison conceded the race to Miller when the tabulation reached that point: Said he:
“I congratulate the district attorney for his successful race. I have enjoyed meeting the people of Threatening to move inland over the this district during the campaign, sparsely settled northeastern sec-and am pleased at the large num- j tion of Mexico. ben of friends that I found in the | Black, lowering clouds that ex-tflree counties. I hope that these friendships will continue in coming years."
Results by counties:
Jones ............ 1977
Fisher ........... 1251
For Hard Blow
Allred Orders Mobilization Of Guafd Company
BROWNSVILLE. Aug. 28—(AA— Hurricane winds roared toward the Texas-M e x I c a n coast tonight.
tended along the Texas coast from
Totals ...... 6536
BIG SPRING.—(SPD—Cecil Collings, district attorney, had the race won tonight for judge of the 70th judicial district, defeating Paul Moss of Odessa. In the district attorney's campaign, Martelle McDonald of Big Spring had a winning lead over Boyd Laughlin of Midland.
Howard. Ector and Midland county returns were complete, and two boxes (about 60) votes were out in Martin county. The fifth county in
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EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
ROGERS, Taylor county (old Jim Ned) community homecoming, Sept. 4-5.
JAYTON, Kent County Fair, Ort 7-8
GILLILAND, Knox County Singing convention, today.
SWEETWATER, Midwest Exposition. Sept. 13-17
COTTONWOOD, Callahan county, Golden Anniversary meeting of the Callahan Missionary Baptist association, Sept. 6-7.
ROBY. Fifth annual Fishn County Jack and Stallion Show Sept. 9.
MILES, Runnels Missionary Baptist association meets Aug 30-31.
STAMFORD, Rotary club's annual barbecue for farmers Texas Cowboy Reunion grounds, Tuesday evening, Aug. 30.
BALLINGER, Runnels County Soil and Water utilization conference, Aug. 29-31.
BALLINGER. Turkey growers of Runnels county meet Sept 3.
DOUBLE HEART RANCH. 19 miles south of Sweetwater annual Round-up (rodeo), Sept 3, 4 and 5.
MIDLAND, World Championship rodeo* Sept. 3, 4 and 5.
COLORADO, Frontier Round-Up, Sept* 6-9-ID.
to exist Freeport down 400 miles to the
1 southernmost tip of Texas, crept i Brady P. Gentry 1 inland like giant feelers for the blow expected within a few hours.
The wind here at IO p. rn. was blowing at SO miles an hour. Rain squalls drenched the streets frequently. The barometer had risen from 29.80 to 29.84 since dusk, leading observers to believe the hurricane would strike nearer Tampico. Mexico. 400 miles south of here, than on the Texas coast.
The Rio Grande valley, hard hit by a similar storm five years ago, battened down for the strong winds expected on the outer-fclnge of the storm. Some business houses 65 miles up the rich valley, in which 225,000 persons live, were boarded up. A few residents moved their families further inland.
Apprehension was felt for IO Texans reported marooned > on the Mexican coast some 75 miles below here. Eight of the men were reported at the eighth pass, a fishing resort and the other men two were at Boga Ciega, the third pass along the coast.
An abnormally high tide sent gulf waters coursing across low-
conceded by Smith county Judge
GOSSETT LEADING MCFARLANE IN 13th CONGRESSIONAL RACE
349 Of 354 Precincts In District Complete; Beckworth Beats Gentry
WICHITA FALLAS, Aug. 27.—VP)—Returns compiled by the Record News tonight in the 13th district congressional race from 348 precincts complete out of 354 gave Rep. W. D. McFarlane 27,469 votes to 29,767 for
GILMER. Aug 27.—(Af*>—A young man who takes his politics seriously tonight was named by the voters of the third Texas congressional district j to succeed veteran Rep. Morgan Sanders of Canton.
He is 25-year-old Lindley Beckworth, born on a rented farm In Kaufman county, whose victory was -.
Woman Dies In 1 Pecos Mishap
Auto Overturns 3 Times; S'water Pair Also Injured
PECOS. Aug. 27— (SpD —Mrs. Earnest Jackson, 65 of Natchez, Miss , was killed about 12 o'clock Saturday in an automobile accident IO miles north cf Pecos.
The accident occurred when the automobile in which Mrs. Jackson and two companions were making a pleasure trip overturned three times I after a blowout. Mrs. Jackson was thrown on the pavement and then struck bv the car as it overturned again. Her body was horribly mangled. Death was attributed to a fractured skull.
Other members of the party, Mrs W. O. Williamson and Mrs. Ollie Williamson of Dallas, suffered
Beckworth served one term in the state legislature after defeating five men in a first primary. He never missed a day s attendance during a regular and two special sessions of the legislature He campaigned on a platform urging sweeping reforms in social security legislation, especially old age pensions. He criticized the present federal farm act. but spoke his complete support of the administration.
Beckworth worked as a farmer, and as a highway employe. He labored In a tailor shop and a cafe. He attended Baylor university, the University of Texas, and Southern Methodist university, working his way. He received his law degree from Baylor.
John Cunningham Runs Away With Precinct 3 Race
(See Page 4 for Taylor county’s complete returns by boxes.)
Young J. D. Perry Jr. was elected justice of the peace in precinct I, place 2. yesterday, with a lead of 1.990 to 1,739 over his opponent, Tom A. Bledsoe.
Bledsoe had led in the first primary by approximately 170 votes. Perry led in IO of the 13 boxes In the precinct yesterday.
Luther McMillon held his Job as commissioner in precinct 4 by nudging Hulen H. Webb. 533 to 445. unofficial returns show. McMillon also led In the first primary.
In precinct 3, John O. Cunningham practically doubled Guy W. Hawkins, 396 to 201. In the first primary Cunningham had lacked but one vote of getting a clear majority.
Two constable's races were decided in south Talor county. In precinct 4 (Bradshaw), John E. Sw-ann beat Sam F. Kirby, 195 to 159. In precinct 6 (Lawn), L. L. Wright appeared to have defeated S. H Blankenship. 267 to 259.
Otis Miller out-polled Howard C. Davison in Taylor county In the district attorney's race, with a count of 3,308 to 2.663.
The vote in the county was considerably below that of the 1936
cent of the votes, three other candidates receiving 35.6.
STEVENSON RACE CLOSE
O'Daniel’s nod seemed ineffective also for C. V. Terrell, veteran railroad commissioner seeking reelection. The incumbent, from Decatur, trailed Jerry Sadler of Longview, who had slightly less than 55 per cent of the votes.
In July, Sadler had polled only 25 9 per cent while Terrell polled 28 6 of the 1,009,235 votes cast.
In the four other state races, candidates favored by the gubernatorial nominee were in the lead. The
DALLAS, Aug. 28.— (Sunday) —Returns to the Texas Election Bureau at 1:30 a. rn. from 246 out of 254 counties in the state, including 146 complete, show the following totals for candidates In Saturday’s Democratic primary election:
Lieut.-Governor—Brooks 386,-909, Stevenson 428,915.
Attorney General — Mann 475,981, Woodul 348,075.
Railroad Commissioner—Sadler 449,686, Terrell 373,231.
Land Commissioner — Giles 432,801, McDonald 366,041.
i^rtme Court—Critx 470,-655. Davidson 324.272,
Criminal Appeals — Graves 425,216, Stephens 357,095.
HE TOES OFF
Pick New Faces For Legislature
115th Legislator Renamed; 6 Other Districts Change
only contest it all close was that for lieutenant governor, in which Coke Stevenson of Junction former speak er of the house, had more than 52 per cent, leading Pierce Brooks, Dallas real estate dealer.
In the first primary Brooks led with 30 7 per cent of the votes, to 27.7 per cent for Stevenson.
The most astounding race staged by a run-off candidate for state office was that of Bascom Giles of Travis county, for commissioner of the general land office. In July W. H. McDonald, of Eastland, running for his second term, polled 455,724 to 328.548 for Giles—a lead I of 205,873. These figures repre-I sen ted 411 per cent of the vote for McDonald and 25.7 per cent for Giles. The 12:30 a. rn. tabulation this morning gave Giles 425,325 to
There will be some new faces from West Texans in the Texas legislature lower house next year.
The 115th district (Jones and (363.523 for McDonald; 54 per cent Shackelford counties) renominated for Giles.
Abilenian Boomed For Legion Post
run-off primary. Two years ago the Representative Travis 17th district congressional race drew a total of 8,359 votes. Yesterday tfye attorney general's race drew top interest, with 6.026 votes.
STATE RETURNS The unofficial tabulation, complete. showed these results in state offices:
LIEUTENANT - GOVERNOR:
Brooks 2.629 Stevenson 3.280.
LAND COMMISSIONER: Giles,
2,816, McDonald. 2,925.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Mann
3.836. Woodul 2,190 RAILROAD COMMISSION: Sadler 3.313, Terrell, 2.715 ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SUPREME COURT: Davidson 3,145,
JUDGE. CRIMINAL APPEALS:
Graves 2.240, Stephens 3,419.
B, Dean of
Hamlin in the second primary yesterday. but six other districts will have new representatives as the result of yesterday's ballot.
R. Temple Dickson, young Sweetwater attorney, and Marshall H Pior. farmer-business man, now a rancher of Sweetwater, contested hotly for Howard Davison's seat from the 117th district 'Fisher. Nolan and Mitchell*. Dickson won by a margin of 293 ballots.
In the 107th flotorial district (Callahan and Eastland), Omar Burkett of Cisco was the successful candidate. His opopnent was Wayne Sellers of Rising Star. The incumb
In the race for associate Justice of the supreme court, the incumbent. Judge Richard Critz of Austin, had 58 percent, giving him a strong lead over W. H Davidson of Beaumont. Judge Harry N. Graves of
FORT WORTH, Aug. 27—(AP) —W. Lee O'Danirl who endorsed four of the six candidates nominated in today's primary issued a statement at midnight congratulating the two successful men. Gerald C. Mann and Jerry Sadler, who had not received his blessing and pledging his cooperation with them.
Georgetown, with 53.5 percent led ent was not figuring in yesterday's James A. Stephens of Benjamin,
Knox county, in the contest for a place on the court of criminal appeals.
W. H. BRYAN
Sales Crusade Boosts Trade
Morale Improved More; 'Kickoff' Rally Monday
Mild increases in sales were reflected at the end of business Sat-i urday—opening day of the Abilene I Salesmen’s Crusade, a survey of merchants indicated.
The report of Pat Campbell, of Campbell's Inc., was typical.
“The first day s push stimulated our business somewhat, but the most notable effect was the improved morale of our store personnel,” Campbell said.
leaders of all firms and their sales forces were eagerly looking forward to Monday’s parade and kickoff rally Monday night, and to the first commodity day Tuesday. Tuesday has been designated hosiery day.
Indications Saturday were that the parade Monday afternoon would attract automobiles representing most of the firms in Hie crusade, and there are more than IOO in tho campaign.
Music will be made by approximately 200 students of the Vandercook school of music now in session at Hardin-Simmons university. The group will be divider1 into three bands—A, B and C, by H. A.
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AUSTIN, Aug. 27.—A*'—A parade
of the 40 and 8. social organization within the American Legion, and election of officers by the auxiliary i minor injuries.
I Killed, 3 Injured In Head-On Crash
t he Weather
ABIUCNtf an* vicinity* Fair Hands,; Mattered shower* Monda>,
E AST TEX AS: Seal terrd shower* In
northeast portion, occasional rains in south portion Sunday; Monday (neatly cloudy scattered thundershower*. Moderate to fresh east to southeast wind* on the roast escept strong on eatreme lower routs Sunday.
WEST TEXAS: Generally fair Sunday: Monday partl> cloudy, probably showers In southeast portion.
NEW MEXICO. ARIZONA : Partly cloudy to unsettled Sunday and Monday; chanar In temperature.
Range of temperature yesterday:
group, the 8 and 40, featured the first day’s program for the annual state legion convention here today. I The three-dav convention of the legion proper will open tomorrow. Four persons were mentioned as contenders for the position of national committeeman. They were Dr. I W. J Danforth of Fort Worth, now state commander. Larry Daniels of Abilene, Lewis Fields of Amarillo and William F Murphy of Palestine
AUSTIN, Aug. 27—./TV-Earnest Hasler, 50, prominent business man Both were brought Bastrop, was killed and three oth-
to a Pecos hosi Pal for treatment cr persons were injured seriously in
Corrigan Compass Is Right For Once
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The three were en route to Carlsbad to visit Mrs Jackson s sister there.
Two Sweetwater residents were slightly injured In another car wreck which occurred Friday night about midnight. The two Charles j Stamps. 27, and a Miss Madson. 21. were en rout* to Carlsbad also. Stamps had a broken arm and Miss Madson minor bruises and cuts, j Neither was confined to a hospital here.
Both accidents were investigated by Texas highway patrol.
Elect John Coolidge To COP Convention
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Aug 27.— (A*)—John Coolidge was elected a delegate to the Connecticut republican convention today, but promptly disclaimed any desire to follow ,
in the political footsteps of his fa
mous father, the late President Calvin Coolidge.
Young Coolidge said he was going to the convention here next introduced by Chief Justice Charles i month, but as for seeking public of-
A. O’Nicll of he Louisiana supreme flee or a full-time career in politics
court. I “that * not for me."
a head-on automobile collision on the Bastrop highway near here today.
The injured were Carrol Green, 47, of Bowie, haed injuries; Mrs. Carol Green, 32, fractured jaw, and Orland Green, 42, of Bastrop, frac-tued jaw.
Grady Roberts, Munday newspaper publisher, had a safe lead over B W. Snody, Benjamin ginner, for the place as representative of the 114th district, formerly George Moffett's post. Moffett was named to the state senate in the first primary’.
In the 92d district (Coke, Runnels and Concho), James M. Simpson Jr., of Concho county had lost to J H. Reaves of Coke county.
Lester Clark, Breckenridge high
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In July Critz had polled 38.7 per cent and Davidson 38 1 per cent while Graves had polled 38 per cent and Steohens 35 per cent. WOODUL GRABS LEAD The 7 p. rn. totals reported by the bureau showed Stevenson leading Brooks 10,455 to 6.288; Woodul leading Mann 8,724 to 7,844; Terrell leading Sadler 8.908 to 7,821; McDonald leading Giles 9.275 to 7,340;
school teacher, will fill the post Critx anfad of Davidson IBM to
formerly held by J. Carroll Mc- an(T Graves ahead of Stephens
Connell of Palo Pinto, not a candi- j 10.602 to 5.859.
beat J. T. Ranspot of At 7:30 p. rn. Mann had risen to
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date. Clark See LEGISLATIVE, Pf. 12 Col. 4
Fugitive Is Under Kidnaping Charge
AMARILLO Aug. 27—(A*)—“Bob McDonald," held in jail here on charges of robbery with firearms, following the wounding of a Castro county justice of the peace here Wednesday afternoon, is revealed by fingerprint records to be Theodore Carver, who is under a kidnapping indictment at Dallas. He escaped jail at Longview on May 14. 1937
Carver and Carl Patton were arrested near Hereford Wednesday
COMPETITION AT LOW EBB GENERALLY—
HOT RACES CROP OUT IN WEST TEXAS COUNTIES, PRECINCTS
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27-Douglas Corrigan, "wrong
rn*1*1 flier of the atlantic, had his compass and watch working perfectly
today, and landed at Shushan airport from Galveston, Tex., for a reception in which thousands took part.
Corrigan said he would be here at 4 p. rn. He made a surprise stop at La Fayette, La. and arrived here 1 almost on the hour.
A parade formed to municipal auditorium, where Corrigan was
Competition for county and precinct offices of West Texas in general was at a low ebb yesterday in the August run-off primary. However, several “hot” races were staged.
Perhaps most spectacular of all was the sheriff’s race of Runnels county with Calvin Roberson winning from a former sheriff, Jim Flynt by a narrow margin of 2,153 to 2,011. Sheriff W. A. Holt was not a candidate for reelection.
Other counties to elect a new sheriff were Callahan, Kent, and Haskell. The present officers of
the first two counties did not seek reelection.
The Mitchell county tax assessor-collector race was close with Bruce Hart receiving 1,306 votes compared with 1.238 for Jack Helton.
A “house cleaning” was nearly complete at Roby with only one present officer, W L Barker, commissioner of precinct 3 returning. Lee Moore, another commissioner, was defeated, and R. E. Parker lost in his race for reelection as assessor-collec-tor.
Haskell county was sit* for another close finish. Mike Watson
was reelected assessor-collector with 1,923 votes to 1,878 for B. T Clift, Curtis Winn won rhe nod as clerk of Stonewall county over the incumbent E M. Lawrence by a narrow margin of 39 votes Results by counties follow
BIG SPRING, Aug. 27—(Spl.>— Mrs. J. L. Collins defeated T. P. Shepley, incumbent, for county treasurer of Howard county in today's primary. The vote was: Collins, 2,250; Shepley, 3,050. Arch
Thompson w;as re-elected county commissioner of precinct 2 over H. T. Hale. 618 to 594: J. L. Nix displaced Ed Carpenter for precinct 4 commissioner, 556 to 541: J. H. Hef-ley wfas named justice of the peace over Errott A. Bance, 2,253 to 1.384. Carl Mercer defeated Jim Crenshaw 2,025 to 1,634.
ROBERT LEE Aug. 27—(SpU— With 725 votes, Mrs. B. M. Gramling was elected county treasurer.
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