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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas WE3TJEXAS' HIWSKWR gttttlene Reporter D r fc. rirt r mn ._.__ ____. _ VOL. 1VIII, NO. 193. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1938-TWENTY PAGES IK TWO SECTIONS DnllH fRH IIP) PRICE FIVE CENTS. TWO DIE IN'MORE HUMANE'GAS CHAMBER SAN QUENTIN, Dec. "more hu- mane" execution In San quenlin's new gas chamber killed Wesley Eudy nnd Fred Barnes today. They died more quickly than two companions In an attempted prison break Albert Kcssel and Robert execution week ago was the first "death by gas" in California. A fifth convict convicted of murdering Warden Clarence LarMn In (he attempted Folsom break two years ago will go Into (he gas chamber nlone ntxt Friday. Ht Is Ed Davis, leader o( the break, whose confession to on robbery may free from Okla- homa prison a man he says Is innocent. Barnes died In ten minutes. Eudy lived two min- utes longer. It took 12 minutes for Cannon to die and 15 1-1 minutes for Kessell. Davis Is the only surviving convict of seven who made the desperate attempt to escape Two were killed In the break. A guard also was killed Davis has confessed a Clinton, Okla. bank robbery for which Walter Phtlpot Is serving a 25-year sen- tence. In his confession Davis Implicated kidnaper Harvey Bailey, now at Alcatraz penitentiary, Dig Boy Braciy, Wilbur Underhlll and Jim Clark WITH TEXAS OFFICIALS Oil Men Assemble In City it HERE'S CONVENTION SIATE WCTOG Meet Registration, In lobbies of Die Hilton and Woolen hotels will begin at 8 o'clock and last until 6 o'clock In the afternoon Director's breakfast, 8 o'clock, will be held at the Colonial suite of the Wooten hotel, foi directors ol the association only. Business meeting, at 10 o'clock, will be held at the Colonial suite of the Wooten hotel, open to the public. Addresses- Charles f Roeser, Lon A. Smith, Wm. R. Boyd Jr. Luncheon for ladies, o'clock, will be in the ballroom of the Wooten hotel. Luncheon for men, o'clock, will be In the ballroom of the Hilton hotel. Addresses: Col. Ernest O. Thompson. Gerald c Mann i Business meeting, nt o'clock, will be In Ihe ballroom' of the Hilton hotel. Addresres: Russell B. Brown, Harold B. Fell G A Sadler. Annual banquet-program. Include music by the Abilene high school band, Hardin-Slmmons university band "Variety entertainment, addresses by Coke H. Stevemon and J C Hunter, presentation of new officers and directors Dance. 8 o'clock, will be held in Ihe ballroom of the Woofcn hotel Test New Avoca Field Producer No. 1 Taylor Is Estimated Good For Bbls. Dec. good for to barrels dally natural, the second producer for the new Avoca field of northeastern Jones county was turned into tanks this afternoon Immediately after it was drilled Into pay [o begin a rail- road commission potential gauge. The well, Iron Mountain Oil cobi- pany and Humble oil Refining company No. 1 J. T. Taylor, was washed in with oil and headed to clean itself out through two-inch tubing. To clean itself of dead oil. the well was allowed to flow the first hour through both tubing and cas- ing, and put 15 barrels of oil into tanks. Gas-oil ratio was tested at 151 1-2 cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil. It will be flowed until the battery of Ihree JOO-barrel tanks is full, pay is from Palo Pinto lime at 3.- feet, total depth. Location of the No. 1 Taylor, a north offset to the Ungren yrazler No. 1 Griffin estate which opened the new pool, ts 465 feet out of the southwest comer of the north half of section survey, half a mile east of the town of Avoca. In the townsite of Avoca, Fred Browning et al No. 1 Avoca Inde- pendent School district had set 73 feet of surface casing and was scheduled to resume drilling Satur- See WELL, Pj, 3, Col. 5 Colorado's 'Most Valuable' Named COLORADO, Dec. Chadwick, senior quarterback of the Colorado high school football team, was acclaimed most valuable player of the season tonight In a contest sponsored by a local theater. He re- ceived an award of a MOO subsis- tence fund to be deposited In any Texas college of his own choice next year. Jack Smith, fulback, was second in the contest and Curtis Wood, center, was third. RIGHT NOW Before You Forget It Renew your subscription lo this newspaper at the Bar- gain Rales .VOW IN EF- FECT. M AIL R A T J] Kit. 1KCLUD- SUNDAYS, by EditiOl trrirr Ii Rates By Carrier In ABILENE MOp.xiN-n "i-; f Abilene Reporter-News "Wesl Tens' Own Newspaper" (Both Wfrj Morr.inf, Goodfellows' Aid Requested Funds Boosted To By .Day's Donations Friday night's mall brought no new contribulions to the Goodfellow fund. But It brought three-reports for aid from unfortunate Abllenl- is. Earlier In Ihe day there were B few contributors to the taling This brought the grand total to J674.32. This Is against a total of last year, and a needed total of this There arc only 13 more business days before Christmas. Buying of food for the baskets must be done three or four days before that. Ten days or less remain, therefore, for Goodfellows to do their good. Contribulions Friday: Mlntcr Dry Goods 10.00 Third grade class of Eliza- beth Cox, Central school___ 1.07 Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McDavid.. 500 Mrs. J. G. Dodge............ 2 SO Thursday Sewing club........ 130 R. F. Babb.................... 300 J. W. Babb................... 2XX) Morgan Jones 15.00 Pangburn's Creamery [OOQ Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Douthit.... s'oo Friday total Previous Grand total Fog Halts Search For Crash Victim SAN DIEGO. Calif.. Dec. Whlle a naval court of inquiry con- vened at North island today to probe Ihe crash which cost Ihe lives of two naval fliers, a dense fop halted efforts of searchers to find the body of one of the men, alter their planes collided in mid-air. The accident, which occurred 15 miles southwest of Point Loma. re- sulted In the death of Ueut. John Duke, 35. and of George M. Mad- dux, aviation machinist's mate. Lieutenant Duke's body was recov- ered by nearby surface craft. Retail Buying To Year's Peak Leve! NEW YORK. Dec. buying-, stimulated by Christmas shopping, climbed I- (he highest level of Ihe year (his week at lead- Ing centers of distribution, although sales for the country as a whole shaded 2 to 8 per cent under a year ago. Dun "land, calif, Ser body Ml lying on Uw ground. Police said Rodney Greig, 21, railway clerk, told them he stabbed trie girl lor the thrill oi "seeing her while on a "date" witi her: