Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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PRICE FIVE CENTSBritish Warning to Germany Causes Widening Ripple of War Fears
To Get Her Money Back—
EMBATTLED MAMA STARTS SIT-DOWN AT OFFICE OF FILM TALENT FIRM CHARGED WITH FRAUD
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 29 — (UP) — Mrs. W. M. Smith of Memphis, Term., one of a group of mothers and teachers who brought children to Hollywood in answer to advertising that promised movie careers, today began the third day of a sit-down strike at the National Talent Pictures corporation offices.
"I’m sitting here from now
on,” she said as she rocked vigorously in a comfortable chair. “I want my $150 back, and I’m going to get It”
Officials of the corporation have been charged with false advertising and petty theft. Allegedly they appealed to parents and promised
with her daughter, Mary Jane, 19. who runs a dancing school in Memphis. She complained that her daughter paid the corporation $150 for a “franchise” entitling her to bring her prize pupil to Hollywood for a movie test and screen career. They brought along eight-
movie try-outs for children at fees year-old Beverly Floyd Murray, the of HOO and up.
Mrs. Smith camp to Hollywood
urday. For a time Mrs. Smith had company behind the sign which announced to passersby:
“Sit-down strike. We want our money—paid for franchise guaranteeing our students an appearance in a motion picture —that was never made.”
Mrs. Smith answers telephone
mansion that houses the talent offices. Hollywood police are ignoring the strike. The corporation’s officials have not disturbed her.
“Now and then one of them shows up, and always assures me ITI get my money back,” she said. “And you can bet I certainly will
“No, I haven’t the slightest idea just how this is going to get my money back — all I know is that I’m just sitting here waiting.”
Opera tews of the talent corporation, Ira C. Overdorff, 55, president; his wife, Myrtle, 43; Edward
—I’ll stay her until I do. This is Rose, 32, vice-president; and W. A. a comfortable chair to rock in I Garrabrant, 44. assistant instruc
star of Miss Smiths studio. (calls and otherwise makes herself day-times, and I’m sleeping in "it I tor''are "at’liberty onbaiY awaiting
The sit-down strike started Sat- at home in the colonaded white nights. a mint tsarina
CANDIDATE JUST FOR 'HONOR —
O’Daniel to Serve
Assails Building For Reelection
Flour Man Says Political Office Means Sacrifice
FORT WORTH. Aug. 29.— (UP)—W. Lee O’Daniel, democratic nominee for governor, announced today that he planned to serve only one term.
Tm going down there to Aua-tin with blood in my eye to try to do something,” he said. ‘It don’t mean a thing in the world to me to get a build-up for a second term.”
O Daniel s statement came after a reporter had pointed out that loss of control at the Beaumont democratic convention September 13 might embarrass the nominee In a second-term campaign. The reporters question was prompted by possibilities growing out of the defeat Saturday of two O’Daniel-endorsed candidates in the runoff election. ‘SERVING AT SACRIFICE’
“The only thing that made me run for governor was the honor involved.’ ’O’Daniel continued. “I will get that in one term. As far as the financial end goes, I will be serving at a sacrifice I am in position to make a sacrifice and am willing to make one .
“Whether they want me for a second term is something for the people to decide. I shall do nothing toward it. I think one of the worst things a nubile official ran do is to build up for reelection.”
O Daniel announced he was discontinuing his daily press conferences. effective today, because his study of governmental conditions "Is of no Interest to the people until I have reached definite conclusions.” He will hold a press conference each Monday morning in the future. he said.
O’Daniel said he has given no thought to recommending to the legislature the creation of a separate oil and gas commission. Some of hts close advisors are advocating such a move, and may ask the state democratic convention to Indorse such a plank.
WORLD MOURNS DEATH OF MAY YOHE, MADCAP OF GAY 90 S
BOSTON. August 29—(UP) — To the humble back bay apartment of a $16.50 a week WPA clerk today came cablegrams and telegrams of condolence from persons the world over who remembered her as May Yohe, madcap of the gay nineties and once owner of the ill-omened but coveted Hope diamond.
Funeral services for Miss Yohe, who died of a heart attack yesterday, will be held Wednesday at a Roxbury fu
neral parlor, followed by cremation.
“I don’t know what ITI do with the ashes,” said her third husband, Capt. John A. Smuts, British veteran of the Boer war and nephew of the famed Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts of the Boer army.
Near the deathbed of the 72-year-old woman who once likened her life to a rollercoaster, rested the choice possession of her late years of ob
scurity. It was a photograph of a bearded man who had inscribed it ’To May, 1898,” and signed it “Edward.” King Edward VII, who entertained May at dinner when he was Prince of Wales and she was the musical comedy favorite of London, Paris and New York, had given it to her.
Then May was Lady Hope, bride of Lord Francis Hope, wearer of the 44-karat Hope diamond, vivaciously beauiful and unconventional, toasted in
all the baroque pleasure spots of two continents for her wit, charm and daring.
Soon afterward society was scandalized. Lady Hope eloped with the handsome, dashing Capt. Putnam Strong, son of a former mayor of New York, and in IO years she threw away a fortune in jewels in a vain effort to hold his love.
She married Captain Strong in 1902, divorced him in 1910, and In 1914 married Capt, John A. Smuts.
AFTER PREY'S FLIGHT-
FOUND NAILED TO A CROSS
I Laborer Tells Of His Escape
a court hearing Wednesday.
Crusade Finds Early Favor in Abilene’s Eyes
Merchants Report Mild Increases in Business Volume
Although it is only one day old, the Abilene National Salesmen’s Crusade has been declared a success by participating merchants, who credited the drive with causing mild increases in business Saturday and this morning.
They expressed particular pleasure over the “improved morale" of their salespeople. They seemed to feel that if the public is aa favorably affected by the mass meeting tonight at Hard In-Simmons stadium as salespeople were at the
NEGRO CLAIMS RECORD LEAP FROM PLANE
Trans-U. S. Air Record Sought
AMARILLO, August 29— (4*) — Maj. Alexander p. de Seversky, on an east-west speed flight, passed over Amarillo shortly after noon
Found stripped of clothing and nailed to a crude cross on a Reno, Nevada, roadside, Ed Collins, above, 27-year-old ex-convict, told officers two onetime pals attempted to crucify
him because he refused to help them “pull a job.” Pressed to describe the two. Collins said “Skip it; I forgive them.” He is shown in a Reno hospital, for treatment of nail wounds in his hands and feet.
PILOT TO SCAN MEXICO COAST FOR LOST TEXAS FISHERMEN
KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 29—
(UP)—Maj. Alexander P. de Sev- j ersky, trying for an east-west transcontinental speed record, re-1 fueled here today and immediately 1 took off again on the second leg -of his trip. T
Seversky, who left Floyd Bennet,1 radioed here today he had sighted
Sportsman Says Party May Have Found Refuge from Tropic Storm
BROWNSVILLE August 29 —(&) near flood stage at Mercedes and A Pan-American airlines pilot
CHICAOO, Aug. 29.—(UP) — William (Suicide) Jones, Memphis, Tenn., negro, today claimed a new unofficial world's record for a delayed parachute jump.
He said he had jumped from an altitude of 29,400 feet before an altitude of 29,400 feet at an airshow' at Markham field yesterday and had fallen to 3.000 feet before he opened his parachute.
“I was going about 140 miles an hour and got an awful jerk,” he said.
The official world record is held by a Russian who leaped from an airplane at 26.500 feet and fell to 650 feet before opening his parachute.
Sir John Simon, Great Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, is shown in this radiophoto as he warned Adolf Hitler—without mentioning him — in a speech at Lanark, Scotland. that Great Britain might have to fight lf Germany started a war In central Europe.
In event of rain tonight, the sale* crusade “kick-off” will be held in the Hardin-Simmona university chapel building instead of the atadium, J. E. Mc-Kinzie, executive secretary announced at noon today.
Detectives Take Ma n Giving Lead On Office Search
CLEVELAND, Aug. 29 —
(AP)—Police searched today for a “doctor’s office’’ in which a volunteer told them he was drugged and barely escaped being a victim of Cleveland’s “torso slayer.”
The queerest story thus far in the trial of 12 killings by a surgical maniac, came from Emil Fronek.
Chicago waterfront worker, who formerly frequented the district in Cleveland where most of the butchered bodies have been found i TELLS POLICE STORY
Detective Peter Mcrylo brought Fronek here and reported his story as follows:
"The doctor invited me to come in and sit down. He said he would give me some shoes. He told me first he would give me something to eat. He brought out meat and potatoes and coffee.
“I was hungry but while I was eating I got sick. All I could see was the door. I jumped up and ran out. NEW YORK. Aug. 29.—(JP~>—A
’ The doctor said 'Wait a minute; state witness who swore he saw wait a minute. Let's have some James J. Hines sitting at a coffee more to drink ' But I kept going un- room table in Bridgeport. Conn., til I crawled in an empty box car.” with the notorious racket czar
Hines, Schultz Linked Again
rally Friday night, complete success of the crusade is assured.
PARADE THIS AFTERNOON Until today, attention of the cru- the" third well for the pool and
sade organizers and leaders had about a half mile northeast exten
been concentrated on educating j sion.
business executives and salespeople to possibilities and practices of the crusade. Today, the center of at-
Tomorrow will be “Hosiery Day” in Abilene. Throughout the city, salesmen in dry goods and women's wear shops will be politely sugg«- ting that madam buy a pair or two pairs or a full season supply of hose.
“Hosiery day” Is the first of a series of commodity days being sponsored by the Abilene National Salesmen's Crusade. It is the day on which merchants will push the sale of hose, because every woman needs hose. If she doesn't need hose today, she will soon, because women's hose are fragile things which wear out quickly.
She might well buy the hose on “hosiery day,” because when she buys hose she not only bura a commodity which she needs, but completes a sale, and “Sales Mean Jobs.”
Fronek said he memembered nothing until three days later when he was aroused by transients who thought he had been drunk.
”1 went back to find the doctor, to fix him but I couldn't find him,” Fronek said.
Dutch Schultz and a group of Schultz mobsters, admitted late today under prolonged cross-exam inatlon that he “wasn't sure” about his identification of the Tammany district leader.
tention changed to tne general public.
Probably the most picturesque event of the crusade will be the downtown parade at 5 o’clock this afternoon. More than 109 of the participating firms are expected to be represented in the parade, and approximately 200 students of the Vandercook music camp, now in progress at Hardin-Simmons university, will form three bands to march with the parade.
But the parade will be only the
Powers Unite In Firm Stand To Keep Peace
U. S. Gunboat's Peril on Yangtze Almost Unnoticed
By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent
Europe staged a dress rehearsal for war today to warn Nazi Fuehrer Adolf Hitler against the danger of starting another world conflict.
Great Britain appeared lo hav« assumed an aggressive leadership in rallying Europe's democratic bloc-backed by a vast military power— to bring their combined moral influence to bear as a curb against any sudden Nazi explosion that might touch off a war in Czechoslovakia.
ALL CAPITALS REACT
The London government was understood to have warned Berlin directly of the possible consequence* of attacking the Czechs. Parti hammered home to the Nazi leaders that she would fight lf her Czechoslovakian ally is attacked. So did Soviet Russia. So did Jugoslavia and Roumania.
In an electric atmosphere reminiscent of 1914. th» firm stand of the so-called democratic powers was emphasized by a series of developments over the weekend that rang one danger signal after another. Probably at no time in the last generation had there been impressive indications of such a powerful and concerted international effort to ward off an explosion. For the moment, at least, the democratic blot that In effect links the British Empire, France, the Little Entente and Soviet Russia was busy and united.
In every capital the signs were apparent. Cabinet ministers met urgently. The stock market dipped. Ambassadors hurried home to make secret reports. Soldiers massed along the frontiers of a frightened Europe, U. 8. GUNBOAT IMPERILED Nor did the United States escape CORES SATURATION I the danger. The U. S S. Monocacy.
In southwestern Haskell county. *5 officers and men aboard,
Indian States Oil company No. I was ^ P*r‘l In the Yangtze river Jones, about four miles northwest npar the Klukiang sector of th# of Rule, was drilling Sunday below China war. The little gunboat, 3 640 feet caught in a Japanese blockade and
Forest Development Corporation refused Japanese permission for No. I Preston Morrow, east offset normal activities, reported that sev-to the new western Fisher county ,er*) mines had exploded near it
Haskell Area Test to Final
Pardue Northeast Outpost to Drill Out Plugs Today
Northeast outpost to the southern Haskell county Pardue pool, Texas Pacific Coal & Oil company No. I R. L. Llvengood. was scheduled to drill out cement plugs today after coring one foot of saturated Adams Branch lime to indicate a commercial producer.
The outpost. In section 8-H&TC survey, is bottomed at 2.802 feet, where six-inch casing l» cemented. If production Is obtained, it will be
Noodle Creek pool discovery wrell, was drilling ahead tday below 4 380 feet In shale and lime. No. I Morrow's north offset, the Daube Brothers No. IR S. Hardy, cored six inches of saturated Noodle Creek lime to a total depth of 3.730 feet and took a drillstem test yesterday without results.
Both tests are about three miles southwest of Rotan. Twelve miles north of Rotan in southern Stonewall countv, General Crude OU romnanv No. I J. D. Smith was
and that it had been shaken.
There was grave danger that the awirl of war around the Monocacy might result in sudden disaster for the gunboat and lead to another explosive incident such as shocked America when the U. S. 8. Pansy went down under a hail of bombs from Japanese war planes.
But for the moment the march of events in Europe overshadowed everything else along the world's trouble fronts
. .... . ... . ocn .... i Usually unimpeachable sources
"»t th- London government, uncertain whether Sir John Simon’s speech had been effective had warned Fuehrer Adolf Hitler directly of the possible consequences of
a five-inch hole.
In eastern Jones county. Craig Morton No. I John T Harris w’as drilling past 1.540 feet. In the
Noodle Creek field area of routh- ,„reMlon agalnst Czechoslovakia, western Jones county, Humble Oil „
A Refining company ON. I L. L. ‘’“ANCB WARNS REICH Huddleston found some oil and wat- Eve" more important in many
er in the Fisher county lime horizon ff81*0!8’ wfs a bori a e \°,r^ from which Its east offset. No. I \nmern\n^ chif5
Irwin, is producing, and is drilling
ahead below 2,500 feet.
Louis discusses the Tuesday.
Highest temperature yesterday ....OS Lowell temperature this morninit . .71
field, N. Y., at 5:37 a.m., (Abilene time), arrived in Kansas City at 9:51 am. and left at 10:22 am. This was the fastest time ever made on a westward flight from New York to Kansas City.
Seversky took on 354 gallons of gasoline and said he would fly the remainder of the distance nonstop. Flying conditions were excellent, he said.
Try Airport Robbery
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.— (UP)—An unexplained attempt to break into buildings at Crissey field, iii. which a sentry was slugged after he fired two shots at his assailant^, alarmed the San Francisco army presidio today.
Speed Test Delayed
BOONEVILLE SALT FLATS.
Utah, Aug. 29.—(ZP)—A rainstorm 'orced a postponement today of John Cobb’s attempt to break the vorld land speed record of 345.49 niles per hour set Saturday by 2apt. George E. T. Baston.
two automobiles and several men on Fourth pass off the Mexican coast, near where IO Texans were marooned yesterday by a hurricane.
The men were running around the Island waving sheets at his plane, the pilot said. The plane continued on to Tampico without making an attempt to land.
Las Mauldin, aviator, planned to take off after lunch for the sand dune area in search of the missing men. Mauldin said he would fly over the sand dunes off the northeastern Mexican coast. A Pan-American airlines ship which took off from Tampico on a regular commercial flight also will pass over the territory where the storm swept inland yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Lower Rio Grande valley was threatened by rising waters in the Rio Grande. Heavy rains which followed the hurricane sent the San Juan and Catarina rivers in Mexico, tributaries of the Rio Grande, on rampages, and caused the international stream to rise 14 feet at Rio Grande city, IOO miles west of here.
The weatiler bureau here predicted the Rio Grande would reach
flood stage or higher at Browns- I Mar experience Ville during the next 12 to 24 hours.
Relatives here of the marooned men hoped clearing skies would enable Mauldin to locate the fishermen.
.. _. . , - — —-- ABILENE and vicinity:
The witness. Charles W. Hughes, caliope for the show. The main at- *n<i Tibias.
U I0' Gardn'r; “*«■ assistant traction alii bs tbs ms.-s meeting
Detectives took Fronek on a tour manager of the Hotel Barnum In at the Hardin-Simmons stadium •n<1 Tuesday. .
?lrethHePrs0.btvb!.e Lb “ Hna°f f‘S° ."'J’ad b”n ' t0n“ht 8 “Clock, when W H *£*,'„ ]?*£ SS
■ ice. He saw a church he remem- reluctant to come to New York Bryan of St ~
bered and narrowed the search to testify against Hines. progress and benefits which will be
«n ♦ 1/ Ilvp‘bl°c,c area ';prbaUm testimony, with felt rn Abilene if the public joins
He told of meeting another man Chief Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul whole-heartedlv in the crusade in a hobo camp here whose body Stryker cross-examining, went as The rallv is tn be nrefnreH hv was scarred and who told of a aim- I follow.: band coneen trot the rnuiic^mp
“wo , vt J°Vr relufUncf to comp t0 at Hardin-Simmons. H. A Vander-
Hp talked too crazy for me to New York was due to the fact that Cook director of the camn will
believe him.” Fronek mid. on the fir,, occasion that you talked ; direct Ute band. TTte concert’ la Lo
with Mr. Danworth tan investiga- begin at 7 45 tor for DLst. Atty. Thomas E. Dew-
Victim of Wreck Is Unconscious
See CRUSADE, Pg. 9, Col. 7
RALLY TEST TUESDAY e^L >ou were not sure, isnt that “We are holding this mass meet-A e,., a a j ing at the stadium tonight.” J. E.
I A T? Ii.? e ’ yes’ I M CK in ale, executive secretary of Tile IO men. Walter Matthews. 1 E; °austad of Houston still J- not Mr. Danforth the crusade commented today, “but
O. N. Robert., Jr.. Rayford McNabb. *as t ;C,Tw°U5 "°Cn ,<xlay at rn HrMae^rt ind TLI- I” we are hopln* « n"<! “en
and Griffin Heath, a1! of Corpus! Lh' "tn,drlcfk Mtmor‘al h“P“» « his nMur^ y°U lt'r8,'r placf W« woul(i 'or
Christi- Rav Phi nos Rnv K inaon- a resu!t of an automobile acct-, nus Picture?
Hermann Richards ’ Vie Stewart’' dent Sunday morning at South A. No sir, he did not.
C E Moore and Ro n First and °ak' Hughe-S had testlfied that ®«t of a
Brownsville went fishing on’ the1 HosPital attendants said that tozen-odd pictures shown him bv islands Fridav Gaustad apparently was in serious Danforth, he had identified Dutch
As Diane went fnrwarA „ condition, although a complete ex- Schultz and several of “the Dutch-
plane dowm thJ enxxt tn cf J f amination could not be made. A mah's” henchmen including “Lulu”
them Vlncent SMv^ Brown? braln lnjury "as ,he rau" O' hla RO’*"8™* Oeorge Weinberg, end
?! S' unconscious state J. Richard (Dixie) Davis, the mobs
mjssibirnV thp me , wT WaS “ Police identified Gaustad b- a lawyer risibility the men might have es- driVer's license
caped from the islands to the homes
of the French air force, had told German Field Marshal Hermann Goering that France would go to the aid of the Czechs if they were attacked. That action, s'.nchro-nized with similar warnings from
See WAR FEARS, Pf. 9, Col. 7
Sixteen Summoned As Grand Jurors
Notice that they are wanted for grand jury service for the term of 42d district court to begin next
THM per ATt'HES Monday had been given to 16 citi-
■n, zens of Taylor county today.
Summoned for service are S. M. Ii PUler, 765 Ross; Ernest Nichols, 1601 73 Chestnut; Leu C. Smith, 1220 South -2 Twelfth; E. E. Hollingshead, 1918 7i Swenson; M. A Williams, Rt. 2; 73 J H. R. Clemmer, Rt. 5; V. W. Young, Mingus, 1628
7 p rn. 7 * rn- 12:3# pm Dry thermometer 97 rn Hi Hamilton,
Wet thermometer 70 «7 70
Relative humidity 42 74 67 Arent.
74[ 918 Orange; W. C. io Swenson; J. O. Yoes, Ovalo; W. H. so pillion, Wingate Rt. I; W. L. ; *? Oshield, Rt. 2, Lawn; R. T. Reid, •« 11 Lawm, Rt. I; Earl Sanders, Abilene
Rt. 3; J. R. Collins, Merkel; J. D.
Rt. 5; Rufus Tittle,
of Mexican fishermen or to one of the few Mexican ranch houses in the area.
SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 29.— (UP)—Five persons were killed and four injured today when an airliner crashed while attempting to land at Innisfall airport, Queensland.
attached to the Q- Well, when you said you were steering gear of the Packard car, not sure that was In response to
His Honeymoon Over—
JOHN ROOSEVELT STARTS PUNCHING TIME CLOCK
BOSTON, Aug. 29.—(/P)—His two- hour earlier. He paused briefly a1
which bore the Oklahoma license number 235-504 The drivers license gave the Houston address as 612 Woodland.
The accident occurred when the Packard, going east, and a Fort Worth truck going north collided at the Intersection. Walt Jekins was driver of the truck. He and
his various questions regarding Mr Hines, wasn’t it?
A. I wouldn't say that. No.
Q. Well, what were you not sure about?
A. He gave me a group of pictures to identify the man that I had
month honeymoon at an end. John A. Roosevelt, youngest son of the president, settled down today to a business career with a Job as a stock clerk—at 118 a week—in a Boston (Filene’s) department store.
A tall young man with a familiar smile John had orders to report
seen at the hotel, and among these for work—through the employes’
pictures I picked out Mr. Hines' pie-
the two men riding with him were; ture and I told him at that time
wa* driving | that. “I think I have seen that man at the hotel before.”
entrance where he was to punch a time clock—not later than 9:20 a. rn.
However, John reported about an
the door as news cameras snapped, but good-naturedly declined to pose.
“No foolishness this time,” he said. “This is serious business.”
And for a half hour after sales clerks have left for the day. John will continue to push a merchandise truck through the long aisles qf the store, replenishing stocks for the next day’s business.
In September he will be initiated into night work—when the store starts its winter program of adver
tising classes two evenings a week. John has said he wanted to make advertising his life work.
He told his new employers he wanted no favors or special privileges. The management assured him he would get none.
His ont-hour lunch period won't permit him time to go home for lunch, but at night he will join his bride, the former Anne Lindsay Clark, in a Brookline apartment in a building where rents average $100 a month.