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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas IWIfrTIXJtf "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL, LVIII, NO. 204. ABILEKZ, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, PAGES. PKM 'PRICE FIVE OENTfl. Goodfellows- More Baskets lo Be Needed 800 Families On Approved List This Year Investigations of needy families, being completed by the United Wel- fare association, Indicates that 800 Goodfellow baskets will be needed Christmas, Mrs. Margaret Schmidt, executive secretary, said Tuesday, Last year 127 baskets'were dis- tributed, but already nearly .BOO families have been put on the 1938 approved list, with some others to be (nvestlsated. .Dozens of requests for baskets arc received by mall. Most or these persons are found to be In real need, but since some arc not, all cases are fully Investigated. each of the families, full de- scription of needs Is prepared. Thus when baskets are prepared, each family Is given toys suitable to the children in the family. Contributions Tuesday: Policy holders and officials of the Praetorians Allison-Stevens Motor Co. 1000 W. T, Crier 5.00 Dr. and Mrs, w. R. Snow 10.00 Louis Montgomery.......... 2.50 Boulhwest Products, store employes 2.50 Western Grove Ko. 239 2.50 Cash 500 Total Previous Grand total JU05.62 Lions Whip Empty Baskets; Game Over The Lions club called off Its game with Empty Baskets Tues- day afternoon at p. m., having thoroughly beaten the latter, 70 to 0. In scoring ten touchdowns on the miniature football field by laying down 10 rows of dimes 10 yards long, the Lions took In for charity uses. The game had been scheduled to last through Thurs- daj', but since the playing fiek was pretty well covered with dimes the quota reached, and the weather cooling, the game was called. Bellinger Man III At Legion Hospital BALLINGEK, Dec. JO (Spl) Linlc L. Williams, shoe repair shop operator here, is critically 111 at the American legion Leg- Ion, where he was taken last week Willjams was injured tn an auto accident several days ago in which Charles w. Northing ton suffered fatal injuries. Ita. Williams has gone to Legion to be with her husband. He suf- fered a heart attack Sunday and is reported to be growing weaker. HEADS MUSICA SWINDLE PROBE 1HARGED WITH VIOLATING U. S. LAWS- Fifth Arrested In Musica Swindle Probe Brlen McMahon as- sistant attorney general, leaves Washington New York to direct the federal Inquiry Into the amazing Coster-Mustca-Mc- Kesson it nobbins case. With him is W. K. Hopkins, chief of the trial section of the depart- ment of justice. (AP Panhandle Gets Heavy Snowfall AifARILLO, Des. clouds, with fog, gave prom- ise tonight of more moisture In the panhandle, whcih today received snow In varying degrees. The northwest corner of ihe Texas panhandle and the Oklahoma panhandle, known as ihe "dust received from four la seven Inch- es of snowfall, and other sections got from a half inch upward. TexlUie reported a sertn inch fall, Dalharl five Inches, while Stratford and Boise City, Okla., received slightly less. Tucumcari and Clayton, N, M, each reported about four inches. An Inch of snow fell between Clovls, N. M.. and Hereford. Tex. while about a half inch fell from Canyon to Pampa. A similar fall was reported from Amarillo north oh the Boise City line of the. Santa Fe. Light rain and sleet were reported at south plains points. Grain dealers and county agents The Weather Tuscoia FFA's Hear Bradbury attended'the annual FFA father-and-son banquet here to- night, with girls of the home eco- nomics department serving the meal in the high school. Rep. Bryan Bradbury of AbSIene was principal speaker.. discussing "The Economic Condition of the South." Taking much of his ma- terial from the president's report on that subject, Bradbury parti- cularly emphasized economic con- ditions of southern agriculture. The program was opened with a ceremony by FFA oficers. Welcome was extended by Norrts Anders, and response was given by H. B. Williams. Invocation was oifered by J. C. WIHalms. Clovls Sanford read "My Dad.'' Billy Sayles discussed FFA project programs, and Eddie Sprinkle out- lined the Future Farmer creed. The speaker was introduced by Lloyd Stcphenson. said that generally 'the moisture was of little benefit to the drj wheat. Wheat In the western por- tions of the panhandle, however, is reported In excellent to good shape Mercury Skids To 34 Degrees, Here Temperature had dropped to' 3 degrees late last night, giving a promise of wintry Christmi weather. The mercury had been falling steadily since early afternoon, as a norther blew In. Forecast for Wednesday is clouds with occasional rains and colder. Older Kennedy Girl Slightly Improved SAN ANGELO, Dec. 29 (ff) Imogens Kennedy, 13. rcbo with her sister, Faye, 4, received brutal Injuries with an axe Thursday in the murder ot her parents, Mr. and Ms. Paul P. Kennedy, near Miles, was reported as slightly improved at a hospital here tonight. Faye's condition was unchanged. Both are critical. Ship's Survivors Hike For Juneau JUNEAU, Alaska. Dec. "Juneau by Christmas" was the hope of 16 shipwrecked seamen who hiked atong the bleak Alaskan coast toda' toward a rescue party awaiting then at IJtuya bay, 30 miles from wher Ihe molorship Patterson groundei in a storm eight days ago. While two survivors rescued b airplane yesterday, boarded a steam er here for Seattle, the others pre pared to spend another night in beach camp. They may reach Lltuy bay tomorrow. Fechner Urges Permanent CCC WASHINGTON. Dec. (ff) Director Robert Fechner rccom mended to President Roasovelt lo day In his annual report that th civilian conservation corps a permanent government agenc so that its work would be planne< on a lonc-rango basis. n Arms Contract Links Defendant Pirated Millions Frittered Away, Federals Say NEW YORK, Dec. 20 Simon, who ives at the address in the 3ronx which appears on fak- ed birth certificates filed three rears ago in Washington by :he Musica brothers, was ar- rested tonight on a "genera! conspiracy" charge in connec- .ion with the McKesson Bobbins drug firm scandal. QUESTIONED BY SEC A man named Ben Simon was questioned last Saturday by inves- tigators of the securities and ex- change commission who are delv- ing into the case and a Ben Simon was mentioned also In testimony concerning purported munitions deals of F. Donald Coster-Musica, nead of the drug llrm who killed himself. Simon was seized by federal and local officials at the direction of Assistant U. S. Attorney General Brlen McMahon. They found him at 1840 Grand Concourse, the address given on the Coster birth certificates for "Adele nho was listed as midwife when the pa- pers were filed in August, 1935. No trace of Adele Virnard could be found and none recalled that she lived at that address. Taken to police headquarters, Simon was booked as a salesman 43 years old, and charged with vio- lating section 88, title 18 oC the federal laws. The name Simon was broughl into the slate attorney general's In- quiry by Frederick Wingersky, Bos- ton lawyer and vice president In charge of law and labor relations for McKesson Bobbins. Winjenky testified before fu- siitant state Attorney General Ambrose V. McCaU that he hid' drifted a proposed contract for the sale of arms and ammuni- tion and tbat he had tamed the papers over to. Ben Simon at the order of Coster-Musical Winkersky said that, so far as he knew, the contract never was consummated. Taken to the federal courthouse where he was detained overnight Simon was photographed and fin- ger-printed. Federal agents 'pursuing their investigation of Coster-Musica's op. erations, meanwhile, indicated tha1 the millions pirated from McKes son and Bobbins mostly had been frittered away. Great sums mulcted from the firm, they added, were sunk In lobbying activities in vir tually every state and In Washing- ton. The three surviving Musica brothers, all masquerading unde: assumed names along with Coster Musica, who resigned the McKes- son Bobbins presidency by sul cIde last Friday, are held In defaul of ball each. Christmas Bonus BALTIMORE, Dec. Commercial Credit Co.. today an nounced a Christmas bonus of 5 per cent on the annual basic pay of employes received So.OOO or Jess THE YEAR 1938: FOREIGN DEMOCRACIES PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO STRONG-ARM SQUAD The year 1933 has produced a bewildering succession of biz