Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Big Spring OilMOCCASIN VENOM STOPS BLOOD SEEPAGE FROM RUPTURED CAPILLARIES IN SKIN OF THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY
Man, Rancher Is Found Dead
Field Discovery Well Brought In On Chalk Tract
KANSAS CITY, Mo, Dec. 6 UP)—Fifteen drops of poison from a cottonmouth water moccasin—enougn to kill an adult— were injected today into the bloodstream of three-year-old Donald Richardson, who is suf
fering from rupture of tiny capillaries beneath his skin.
For two weeks physicians had been giving Donald Increased amounts of the poison, building his resistance to the point where he could receive the 15 drops.
He showed no ill effects.
Donald was given three drops at his first Injection, physicians decided that it was necessary to strengthen Donald's blood vessels if he were to live. They studied methods of coagulating his
blood, finally deciding that snake venom would be the most executive remedy.
The dosage was increased with each new injection As the poison circulated through Donald s system, the tiny spotches which
speared as the physicial manifestations of the unusual malady —technically known as pupura hemorrhagica—began to disappear.
Today they were almost gone.
With today's injection, physi
cians believed they had succeeded in strengthening Donalds blood to ’he point where it would not be necessary for him to receive further treatment.
A cottonmouth watermoeeasin Is poisonous because its venom
coagulates the blood. Just enough was given Donald to put
his blood in normal condition and stop the seepage from the tiny capillaries Donald had been subject to hemorrhages.
Physicians said he would be ready to go home within a week.
BY TEXAS DEMOS AND OLD CRONIES
SON JAMES STARTS ON MOVIE JOB
BIO SPRING, Der 8 On the land he had owned for more than ♦0 years, land which brought him urn!th in livestock and oil, George Otis Chalk, prominent rancher and oil man died this afternoon, victim of a heart attack. He was found by his car in a field near his home. 17 miles southeast of Big Spring, and a verdict of death from a heart complication was returned by Justice of the Peace Joe A. Paucett.
Mr. Chalk. 85. had been in failing health for a year, although he remained active in managing his business affairs.
It was on his land, in 1926. that rom mer rial oil production was developed to lead to the opening of the lloward-Glass-cork field, and the original well, the Owen-Sloan No. I ( halk, still pumps out about five barrels of oil a day.
Chalk came to this section in the nineties, going to work for the HS ranch In Mitchell county He home-stefdcd two sections of land, sold it to the HS to get the money to buy other land. The ranch he eventually developed is one of the largest in this county.
Chalk went through the ‘hard times'’ periods of many a West Texas rancher, but became wealthy when his land yielded oil. A few years ago he began drilling wells on his own, and last year sold one half section lease for 6500,000. Scores of wells dot his acres now, and one portion of hts ranch has been included in recent development.
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Ranching remained his first interest, however, and he devoted much of his time to his livestock.
He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Earnestlne McGhee and Doris Chalk Cole, all of Big Spring Two sisters, Mrs Sarah Minna Hyman and Mrs. R. L. Dalton, both of San Antonio, and two grandchildren also survive. Mrs Dora Roberts, wealthy property owner whose land also is in the Howard-Glasscock field, is a sister-in-law.
The funeral servtW “has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Other arrangements were incomplete tonight.
Garner In 1940’ Boom Launched
Languishing In County Jail—
NEGRO BLAMES BLACK MARK OF VOODOO IN WOMAN S SLAYING
BY RAY DAVIDSON tell you It was because she took h.s
Six feet four of chocolate colored money and wouldn't give it bark; negro rolled white eyes and told and next time hell say It was betide story of two women who had cause she placed the black mark of • messed him up.” voodoo on him.
He was sitting on the edge of a! She was a black negro, this Car
ed in the Taylor county Jail, where he is being held on a murder charge.
He ll readily tell you he shot one of the negro women. One time he'll
ey Wooderts, and Robert Jackson was a chocolate brown. To chocolates the black women are devils; witches to be avoided. But when lion. she began playing up to him a few Under
months ago—this is Jackson's story —he thought nothing of it.
Then one day she invited him to her house to eat a cake. He ate it and from then on he was ‘ messed up ” He lost his resistance to the black woman. In his
says the negro, he began "fooling around with her." First he noticed wrong was a sweet odor about her home—a sort of haunting smell that wa.s sometimes weak and sometimes strong.
Then came more discoveries: that
Club Formed By Opponents Of Third Term
Jail cell hell tell you that the cake she wore a magic belt of white
must have contained a magic po- chamois around her waist; that
influence of the cake,
See NFG RO, Pf. IO, Col. 7.
Cactus Jack Not Present; Tribute Paid By Friends
EVEN TO INCREASED TAXATION-
FDR Favors Paying For Arms
Goodbye To Texas University' Barred For Aggies Except At Football Games
COLLEGE STATION. Dec 6—YJPi— No longer will the strains of "Goodbye to Texas University’' sound from the Texas A and M. band.
The Aggie "war hymn," long the battle tune of the cadets, has been sold by Pinky Wilson, lyricist of the song.
Wilson, student at the college from 1915 to 1920 and now a Florence rancher, wrote the words and later obtained right* to the music, which he recently sold to a New York music publisher. The latter Informed Lieut Colonel R. J. Dunn, bandmaster, that while the song may be played at football games and yell practices, it cannot be played elsewhere, which includes radio broadcasts.
The Aggies will choose another song by vote of the student body.
Arms Not To Be 'Pump Priming/ President Says
Davey Blushes As He Receives Trophy
NEW YORK, Dec. «.—lf —Little Cavey O’Brien, the pigskin passer from Texas Christian university, who never gets flustered on a football field, blushed furiously tonight when he had to stand up before a crowd of 1.200 New Yorkers and receive the john Heisman memorial award as "the outstanding football player of the year.”
The Heisman trophy, given annually by the downtown A C. in memory of it* former athletic director, is awarded on the basis of a nation-wide poll of sports writers.
Tax Cut Called Business Spur
Edsel Ford Opposes Special Credits For Plant Expansion And Equipment
Oil Closings Test Suit Is Postponed
AUSTIN. Dec. 8-— .Ti—Trial of a suit challenging legality of saturday and Sunday oil well closings in Texas was postponed bv agreement to Jan. 16, in district court here today.
The suit was brought by C. R. Starnes of Gladewater, an East Texas operator, who agreed with state attorneys a 30-day test of marginal wells Involved should be made to determine whether their allowance had been cut below the statutory limit.
WASHINGTON. Dec 8.—(JPS—Business, as represented by Edsel Ford a half dozen other employers, told a senate committee today that lower taxes would go a long way toward promoting industrial recovery.
Ford, president of the Ford Motor company and son of Henry Ford, its founder, said he believed a reduction of taxes would be "as good an incentive to business as any."
Testifying before the senate profit-sharing committee, he expressed opposition, however, to granting special tax credits for plant expansion, purchase of equipment and regularization of employment, asserting they might lead to consequences difficult to handle
, The committee is studying the question of allowing such credits in the hope of encouragirg production I and the sharing of industrial profits with employes.)
Walter Schwartz, Philadelphia textile machinery manufacturer, expressing views similar to Ford's,
Hull Has Plan For Pan-American Meet
suggested that taxes be lowered immediately to a rate which would balance government revenue and expenses if the national income were $80,000,000,000 or $90,000,000,000 a year.
(Officials have estimated that the national income will be $65,000,000,-000 this year.)
Ford said the Ford Motor company believed in the principle of sharing profits directly through high wages. Largely as a result of that policy, he said, there has been no •‘serious’’ labor troubles In the Ford plants.
ABOARD THE S. S. SANTA CLARA EN ROUTE TO LIMA, peru, Dec. 6 —(/Pi—Secretary Hull said tonight the United States delegation had prelected several concrete projects for presentation to the Pan-American conference opening Thursday in Lima.
Hull declined to discuss the proposals.
Sweetwater Lake Projects Approved
The works progress administration's state offices in San Antonio yesterday announced approval of a project providing general improvement to spillways at Lake Sweetwater and Lake Trammell. The federal expenditure authorized is $122 -572; the county will furnish $23,091 Workers quota Is 248.
AS PRESS RELAXES-
Fascists Demonstrate In Italian Cities For Tunisia And Corsica
ROME, Doc. 6—OP)—Fascists met French protests against their Tunisian claims today with noisy demonstrations in which they shouted their demands anew.
Blackshirts and university students marched through the streets of Rome, Genoa and Turin shouting "Tunisia and Corsica for Italy."
The Count of Turin, cousin of King Vittorio Emanuele, became entangled in a Milan crowd which watched young fascists parading to the cry of "Tunisia.’’ Recognized and cheered, he made a brief speech expressing sympathy with the dem-OHstrators.
In Rorae, the demonstration
reached its climax when provincial fascist party Secretary Andrea Ip polito answered a crowd's cry of "Tunisia” by declaring: “There is no need of talking of Tunisia—we will go there.”
Several hundred students agitating in support of Italian claims to French-controlled territory, were turned back by police before they reached the French embassy in Rome.
In other cities French consulates were the scenes of demonstrations.
Newspapers, however. relaxed their campaign for realization of the '‘aspirations of the Italian peo-
Poison Slayer To Die Tonight
COLUMBUS. O, Dec 6 — (ZP — Ohio's governor today blasted Mrs. Anna Marie Hahn’s hope of escaping the electric chair tomorrow night.
"I have decided not to intervene," Gov. Martin L. Davy announced. "There are no grounds upon which I could intervene."
"Oh, my God!" Mrs. Hahn exclaimed. "I didn't think he would do that to me."
A few minutes later her 12-year-old son Oscar came to her Ohio penitentiary cell to visit the convicted killer of Jacob Wagner. 78-year-old gardner.
She embraced the boy and both cried.
Preparations got underway in the prison for the first electrocution of a woman in Ohio's history.
At Cincinnati, Philip Hahan, telegrapher-husband of the 32-year-old convicted poisoner, commented only “I am very sorry, friend, I have nothing to say" when a newspaper man advised him of the governor’s decision. Ile has not visited Mrs. Hahn since she entered the pententlary last December. Wagner was one of four elderly Germans blonde Mrs. Hahn was accused of killing for their money
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 —
(AP)—A pay-as-you-go policy for the forthcoming vast armaments program was laid down today by President Roosevelt, but he indicated a hope this might not necessitate in increase in the federal Ux h,ir den.
He said, in answer to a question at a press conference, that he favored the pay-as-you-go policy even if it meant increased taxa- i tion, but quickly added that because certain government expenditures are self-liquidating, the total tax revenue irv not have to be increased.
Stephen Early, presidential secretary, said afterward that tax increases for defense might be avoided through "budgetary adjustments."
The president disclosed that when he makes his recommendations to congress to reinforce land, sea and air defenses, he will not link them with attempts to stimulate business and employment through pump-priming. National defense is national defense and nothing else, he commented crisply.
TALKS WITH DIPLOMATS The chief executive earlier had reviewed European developments with three of his key ambassadors and Sumner Welles, acting secretary of state, At the meeting with newsmen he gave no explanation of the subjects touched on.
After declaring he did not know yet whether an attempt should be made to meet part of the cost by taxes, he added that it was a long and difficult subject, which was being studied.
The three envoys the president consulted today were William Phillips, Hugh Wilson, and William C. Bullitt, ambassadors to Italy. Germany and France, respectively.
DETROIT. Tex., Dec. 6 — (AP) — Old cronief of Vice-President John N. Garner today joined with Texas democrats at the log cabin where his mother was born and form ed the firit official “Garner for president in 1940“ club.
400 TURN OUT
The vice president, who was stalking deer near hi* Uvalde home in Southwest Texas, did not attend. But men and women who admired him when he played shortstop on the Coon Soup Hollow baseball dub, heard Texans opposed to a third term for President Roosevelt, boost Garner for the presidential nomination in 1940.
Few young folk were noted among the crowd of 400 persons who drovj five miles off the main highway to park their automobiles in a cottonfield near the hewed log cabin where the ceremony was held.
A sagging porch served as a speakers' rostrum while from a crombling brick chimney hung
Starting out on his new job ss vice-president of a movie
concern, Jimmy Roosevelt, ex-secretsry to his father, President Roosevelt, Ss shown in
Hollywood as he got his first tips about the motion pictures business from his new boss, Sam Ooldwyn (right). (AP
GERMAN JEWS APPEAL TO FDR FOR TEMPORARY U. S. REFUGE
Reich Newspapers Report Anti-Jewish Iron Guard Strengthened In Rumania
BERLIN. Dec 8—(A*—An appeal j grift published the caption
starlet is shown on the witness stand in Los Angeles at a hearing on her divorce suit against Myron Butterman, wealthy dress manufacturer, whom she wed 18 months ago. She said they disagreed about "flirting.” raising a family, spending of her film income and comparisons with his former wife. (AP Photo.)
to President Roosevelt to help
hard-pressed German Jews by of-
huge portrait of the vice* president. J100,000 of them temporary
Members of the Garner family refuge in the United States was present said s state centennial com- published today by the Juedisches mission marker designating the Nachrichtenblatt, only cabin as the birthplace of the rice Jewish organ
president was erroneously placed. Simultaneously several German The best information available was newspapers assured their readers that the house in which he was that an anti-Jewish campaign in born had been torn down years Rumania had only just started, ago. that the anti-semitic iron guard or-
Dr. Nowlin Watson, elected per- ganlzation there was stronger than manent chairman, announced that ever and that Corneliu Zelma Cod-every man. woman and child in Red reanu, iron guard leader who was River county automatically had shot dead by Rumanian guards been made a member of the club, i Nov. 30 would be avenged EDITOR VICE PRESIDENT Propaganda Minister Paul Jo-
J. J. Taylor, editor of the State aeph Goebbels’ newspaper Der An-
Press column in the Dallas Morn- .......
Jews" with a picture of Magda Lupeacu. clote friend of King Carol of Rumania, and her father. Only 13 days ago Carol was the honored guest of Adolf Hitler The Juedtsehe.s Nachrichtenblatt remaining J called its plan “constructive" and said other nations ‘‘would certainly follow suit” if the United States took the lead by giving 100.000 of Germany’s half million Jews a haven for a time.
"If states possessing th# possibilities were to decide to grant provisional refuge to Jews from Germany." the semi-weekly said, "tho transfer from temporary shelter* into the countries of final destination could be executed according to carefully considered plans, xxx"
Muny Trec To Be Set Up On T-P Lawn
5118 Added By Goodfellows •
ing News and a boyhood friend of
Garner, was named honorary vice president of the club.
Mrs. E. B. Lyle of Detroit was chosen active vice president and
See GARNER. Pg. IO. Col. 6
Sheep, Goat Meet Goals Are Cited
Fund At $432.75 Just Fourth Of Amount Needed
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 8— (Pi — More favorable legislation, including tariffs; better freight rates and the promotion of the use of wool and mohair and the consumption of mutton will be among the aims of sheep and goat raisers of Texas
Mine Cars Run Wild, 18 Killed
Brown Man Hurt In Auto Accident
Train Piles Up Against Wall At Mile Minute Clip
John Spence, 40 Receives Possible Skull Fracture
SYDNEY. Nova Scotia, Dec 8 — (Canadian Press)—-A string of 26 cars carrying 250 miners to work
was indicated today.
You're doing better. Into the Goodfellow fund Tuesday came $118 more, bringing the grand total to $432.75. That is nearly a fourth. of the needed amount. ,
And it IS needed. More unfor- Bela IO fl Premier lunate children are wanting toys than ever before.
when delegates attending the 24th in a coal mine north of here were annual convention of the Texas precipitated downgrade for a mile Sheep and Goat Raisers associa- d quarter today when the haul-tion convenes here Thursday, it ,t .
age cab e snapped, and 18 of the
men were killed.
The tram crashed into the shaft wail at a mile a minute speed
STAMFORD. Dec. 8. - (Sp!.) — With * possible skull fracture, and still unconscious at a late hour tonight. John Spence, about 40 of near Brownwood, was in a hospital here, the result, of an automobile accident at 5:30 p. rn.
The mishap occurred near Radium, halfway between Anson and Hamlin. .Spence was driving alone m a 1937 model car, and the cause of the crash was unknown. He was
Germans Saved As Big Plane Sinks
MANILLA, Dec. 6 —(ZP> — Luck rode with six men aboard Germany’s big Condor good-will plane, when It sank in Manila bay today, after flying 1.863 miles from Tokyo. All aboard were saved.
Three of the planes four motors failed after the craft was over the bay, and it was brough, down within 200 feet of shore near the vil-
. . found m the overturned and badly
Thirty-one of the miners were In a damaged automobUa oy Burl Scott
BRUSSELS. Dec. 6 —<JP'—Social- hospital tonight with critical injur- and Roy Robbins of Anson, who
Remember when you were a kid? ^t premisr Paul Henri spaak won a and a score of others had minor ook him to Stamford.
Plenty o! good food to fill up with. vote of confidence in the chamber of hurts. Several stitches were taken in a
Perhaps the toys’ in lhe sock were deputies tonight on Spanish insur- accident occurred in the Prin- gash under Spence's chm. Scott and
not so expensive: but there was gent policy and thereby adverted the c//‘c0“7erTof TVTova Scoua’steel Robbins said‘also that he had lost always something to remind you threatened resignation of his coal!- and coal company at sydney mines several teeth
See GOODFELLOWS, Pf. IO. C ol. 6
U. S. Manufacturers' Convention Opened
Hon cabinet. | when the train broke loose from Sper.ge hart been to Peacock, hav-
The premier's plan to exchange the cabie &nd began t0 move faster j mg left his wife in Abilene at noon, commercial agents with the Spanish df)Wn ,h„ I0Q wr cent grmde of the When he failed to return there on
insurgents had been under attack
NEW YORK, Dec 6 -JR—Executives representing America’s 50.000 biggest industrial corporations gathered today for the largest attendance recorded for an annual convention of the National Association
Iago of Rosario, 20 miles from Ma- of Manufacture*s—"The Congress of nila, about 4 p. rn. <2 a. rn. central! American Industry.
Californian Will Offer Rail Bill
scheduled time, she started inquiry and learned from the highway patrol of the accident. She arrived here at about IO o'clock tonight.
standard time). Filipino, in row- The convention met in a harmon
boats rescued the five crewmen and lous atmosphere, with leaders mdi-the one passenger.
Abilene's 40-foot Douglas fir arrived Tuesday, and will be unloaded from a railroad siding today for erection on the T. and P. lawn on the northwest side of the Pine street underpass.
Robert Cray. Abilene freight agent for the railway, has given permission for that site to be used. Previously it was planned to put the tree on the postoffice lawn, but Uncle Sam has been mulling over the matter for more than a month and has not made up his mind to say yes or no.
The tree will be decorated by the Abilene Garden club and a crew of
almost two-mile-long shaft some aboard leaped to safety. Others! who leaped later were hurt or killed
The shaft is only ll feet in
diameter and many who jumped Husband
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of the and were thrown back under the (3ranfe<j Divorce
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Others were decapitated by the LOS ANGELES, ’Dec. 8. —.**>— low. jagged roof of the shaft Home life with Belle Davis, screen
There were many still In the cars star. was gloomy, lonely and silent.
Lea said he had "no pet theories” I when the train piled into a heap Band Leader Harmon O Nelson
cating that speeches and resolutions I and that his primary purpose against* the wall In its final crash, j testified today in winning a divorce.
toned on the keynote of would be to get the carriers’ prob- Rescue workers had difficulty ex- “Bette thought :er career aas
to make America lems before congress early in the moating bodies from the wreck-! more important than marriage.
session age Nelson told Judge Thurmonc Clarke.
WASHINGTON. Dec (
Chairman Lea »D-Calif> house interstate commerce mittee said today he would introduce a railroad bill soon after congress convened.
will be “Co-operation
pie” to concentrate on accounts of I electricians. Several programs of anti-Italian demonstrations in Tun- ; Christmas carols singing around the isia and Corsica. tree are scheduled.
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AS EARLY ARRIVALS FOR WCTOG CONCLAVE
~ FORT WORTH AND DALLAS OIL M EN COMING IN SPECIAL CARS
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Two Pullman carloads of oil oper-1 is required by the Texas Si Pacific
ators from Fort Worth and Dallas railroad
are due to head the list of early ar-1 J. L Lancaster, president of the rivals for the annual convention of railroad, offered services of th? the West Central Texas Oil Si Gas special cars as a manifestation of
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association, an all-day session here Saturday.
The delegation is due here late Friday night. The cars have been chartered by about 30 oil men from each town, it was reported here
ntinri,c t<wia«, I:J7: »un*ct today, tuesday, although no special quota
his cooperation with the association and its president, J. C Hunter Lancaster also will attend the convention,
The special cars will return early Sunday morning. Walter Jarret*, chairman of the transportation
committee for the convention, said his committee would have automobiles to meet the tram as a courtesy to the visitors.
The association headquarters also received word Tuesday that Col. Ernest O. Thompson, chairman of the Texas railroad commission and speaker for the Saturday program, will arrive here Friday afternoon.
merce Tuesday morning, members of the convention’s registration committee, headed by Harold D. Austin, made plans for reception of all visitors and delegates All who have tickets to the banquet Saturday night are asked to register at booths In th® lobbies o' the Wooten and Hilton hotels sometime during the day. whether they are members of th® associa-
In session at the chamber of com-1 tion or not.
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