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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LV11, NO. 280. Abilene -WITHOUT, QR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1938, -TEN PAGES. STIRS EXCITEMENT- PR ICE 5 CENTS Oplin Discovery's Potential Placed Above Bbls Enraged Nazis Cry For Scalp Of Chancellor Proclaim 'Fight To Finish' After Defiant Address VIENNA, Feb. Nazis, seining with dissatisfaction declared tonight they planned a light to the finish against chan- cellor Kurt Schuschnigg and his determined stand (or a free and independent Austria. Fatherland front members of Austria's only legal party, pleas- ed as .they were by the chancel- lor's defiance of Nazi hopes to unite Germany and Austria, ndmlttcd the situation, was 'critical." DID IL DVCf MEDDLE? The forthright speech of Echus- chnlgg to parliament last night led to wide conjecture somebody or something had given him the assurance to speak so boldly of Independence and freedom in the face of German support of Aus- tria's Naais. One widely believed report said BchuschnlgB had talked to Italian Premier Benlto Mussolini by tel- ephone before the speech and was told to speak right out. It was also said Britain had hinted to Mussolini that Ihe Anglo- It a 11 a n friendship negotiations might proceed more smoothly If Mussolini kept a friendly eye on Austria's independence. DEMONSTRATIONS LIKELY Austria's Nazis considered con- ditions were returning to the status of a month Schusch- nigg and Hitler met at Berchtes- gaden and Nazis were admitted into the Austrian cabinet. Then the Nazi's weapon was ter- terror that was rightly suppressed by Schvschntgg. In any case radical are known to want to stage demon- '.strations over this threat .which may itself be a test of strengthcof their, leadership and dls'dpftrie" within the Nazi ranks. Germans Say Speech 'Wor, His Swan Song' BERLIN, Feb. official German reluctance to com- ment on Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg's defiance to Nazi ambitions for union of Austria and Germany there is no doubt not actual re- felt. The two Austrian-born leaders of the German Adolf Hitler and farther apart today than they ever have been. A number of leading Nazis in Berlin said Schnchnigg had failed to seize an opportunity in his speech yesterday to the Austrian parliament to support Hitler and, therefore, must go Into the discard. They said the "address was his Sec NAZIS, Pg. 2, Col. 4 The Weather ABII.KXK AMI VICINITY: Parti' lloady lo rloinly KAST TEXAS: Parllj tlmidv s.lurrt.. .w. Fair Saturxlaj mnd Sun XKW MFA'fCfl: Rpnfrallj fR1r S.ltirdaj warmer pnrllon Sail 1 ss 53............. i.............so i' Jj ilhr'h'rti i 3J( _5 fn Wool Trading Lively In San Angela Area SAN ANGELO. Feb. proximately pounds of wool changed hands in this section the past two days, with the largest sale accredited to the Eldorado Wool and Moliair Co. The Eldorado firm sold pounds to A. S. Baker at 22 cents R ixmnd and Reynolds clip, to Leonard Murphy at 22 1-2 cents. Joe Skinner purchased pounds of fall wool from the Joe Blakcney wool warehouse and pounds of the fall clip in Ozona. lie paid 20 cents a pound for the entire lot. The Wool Growers Central Stor- age company sold pounds of 12-months wool to Joe Hunter. The price was 22 1-2 cents a pound. This was the J. M. Lackey clip, for which an offer of 36 1-2 cents a pound was made some time ago. Still Undecided DALLAS, Feb. Gov. James V. Allrcd said here tonight he still didn't know whether he would be K candidate for re-ekc- tlon to a thin) term. The govern- from late night train to and Aus- or flew cnught a tin. Plan Safety Council AUSTIN, Feb. to organize traffic safety councils In seventeen Texas colleges were plac- ed before the Texas student gov- ernment congrc.w today nt the opening session ot the group here. JUST LIKE DAD GENERAL PERSHING PLACED IN OXYGEN TENT AFTER RELAPSE Physicians Report Veteran Warrior Sinking Rapidly At O'Clock As Blood Test Planned; Little Hope Left TUCBON, Feb. from the hospital room where Gen. John J, Persiiing lay gravely il] tonight said the World War commander had been placed in an oxygen tent and was sinking rapidly. Dr. Roland Davisonannounced at p. (Central Standard Time) that his patient was going rapidly. He said there seemed to be little the physicians could do to check the relapse. He called a local lab- oratory for equipment to take a chemical test of the general's blood. BRIEF HOPE Physicians earlier In the day had expressed the hope (hey could pre- vent a recurrence of last night's sinking spell when Ihe old warrior sank into a coma from which he did not revive until heart stimulant; had been administered. They said another such relapse would be serious If not A sick room bulletin Issued by Dr. Roland Davison and U. Col. S. U. Marietta at 6 p. m. (Central Stand- ard Time) disclosed the general was on the downward grade again. It said his condition was "not so good as at one p. and reported two degrees of temperature and a decrease in blood pressure. That bulletin was (he first indi- cation the ailing commander, suf- fering from a critical heart condi- tion brought on by a rheumatic at- tack, had begun to lose the ground gained earlier In the which caused the phj'siclans to ex- press encouragement. The general had rallied early in the day from what was believed to be a death coma after intraven- ous injection of a stimulant. He continued to make for several and. had been partly coa- brief periods. world war command- er took 'no food during' the day except that administered intra- venously. 'He was well nourished, however, three days ago when dif- ficulty in swallowing caused him to eat more sparingly. Sure, and he's his lather's son, is James A. Farley, Jr., pic- tured above with his dad as they vacationed at Miami, Fla. James, Jr., looks a great den! like his of course, Ihnt he hns considerably more hair on his head than the post- master-general. Colorado Banquet For FFA Draws 140 Essentials For Happiness Told BV HARRY HOLT COLORADO, Feb. 25 _ C. C. Thompson, attorney, was principal speaker tonigln as HO persons gathered in the Colorado hotel din- Injr room for Ihe annual father mother and son banquet of 'the local Future Farmer of America chapter. "Tile FFA motto, 'learning to do doing to learn: earning to live, liv- ing to is most lilting to the organization gathered here to- salrt Thompson, pioneer ol this section n member of (he first -t-H club in Mitchell county In urging the boys to become great farmers, the speaker listed four essentials for happiness on the farm, namely: honesty, work, eco- nomy and conltmtmcnt Around these four things he wove the liis- Scc FFA BANQUET, Pg. 2, Obi. 4 HAD IT NOT McCraw Hearing 'Make-Or-Break' BV RAYMOND BROOKS (Special Correspondent) AUSTIN, Feb. 25.-TMC Allrcd- McCraw ruckus at Dallas got close to the point of being something de- cisive and something unusual. But the senate committee deflated the best "build-up1' of recent political campaigns. Land Commissioner W. H. Mc- IXmalrt dirt not long remain the screen for Ihe shoot tug, and ttic Mc- Craw target got clearer and clear- er. The way the row shaped up at Dallas was on the point ot the mnke-or-break play of the cam- Pi RVi such dcci5lvo tum should have come np ahead of the campaign-even ahead of Ihe an- iimmccmcnls ot the principals. was unprecedented. Thai, sallsHcrt with any At Dallas Might Have Been Play Of Governor' Race i, mlo the third-term race clear That a conspicuous failure would have "made" McCraw has been the comment of scores. Including some consistent friends of the man who Is an announced Thompson, It was n case of everything on a single throw of the political dice, d the senate committee wrecked whole party, by backing out and allowing a week for the super-pres- sure to deflate. In the background of n historical lc, one that In Iticlf will react over the whole course of the caro- Wen, it is recalled that at least four out 0[ of the committee i 1rc cltllcr men to Allred. c! ls Scn Joc HIH- 'ins r.M is on admlii- stralion leader. Indeed, when the pernwnent senate inquisitorial both- named, the qwslion was raised that the administration was entitled lo at least one definitely-aligtud friend on It. After debate as be- Iween Sen. Tom DoBerry rmrt Scn Ben Oue.M.. Sen. DcBrrfy accepted the burden. When DeBrrry quit the senate. Oneal was proffered the Place, but he declined. A oricf glance will show the fact [hat the committee would not be likely to tote wood for flic governor Senator Holbrook Is chairman. Ren Albert Stone of Drcnham and Sen- R. A. Welncrl. both conservatives of [he old school, are members. Sen. Wilboume Collie of Eastland has been an Independent. Lnnd Commis- sioner McDonald is a constituent of his. Sen. Joe Hill of Henderson has his own battles to fight, his own nay-by-dny conflicts nnd hostilities. See ME.UIING, ff. Z, Col S Officers Fear Missing Rotan Man Murdered Auto Wrecked, Found On Bridge Across Brazos Tty BRUCE FRANCIS BOBY, Feb. Holder, 42 Rotan cafe employe, left Wichita Falls at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, February 21, with 5130 worth oi whiskey, in money, and has not teen seen since, District Attornej Otis Miller said tonight after in- vestigating Holder's disappearance the past 24 hours. Holder left his home in Solan at 10 o'clock Mondaj morning, drove to Wichita Palls In a Plymouth coupe belonging to Jim Gallagher, fonv horn he worked and was known to have started his return trip at 4 that afternoon. The district attorney, sherifl Frank Terry of Fisher county anc Gene Campbell, county attorney are conducting their investigation oi Ihe theory that Holder was hijack- ed and murdered. However tliej hold to the possibility that the miss- ing man disappeared of hi? owi: volition. The missing man is 6 feet, 2 in- ches tall, has black liair, dark brown eyes and when last seen was wearing khaki trousers, white hat blue serge coat, khaki shirt and a gray, long-length overcoat. EARLY MORNING CRASH At Tuesday morning a far' mer by th2 name of Jarnagan whose home is on the banks of the Clear Fork of the Brazos three miles east of Roby, heard a terrific crash Jarnagan thought the noise was caused by sleet and snow falling of his house but upon investigating discovered that it was caused by an automobile plowing into the con- crete sidewalls of a bridge 150 yards from his home. He went to lend what assistance he could but when he scene of the, he saw two men climb in one of two waiting cars, both driving off toward Anson. Further investigation disclosed that the wrecked car was the one Holder had driven to Wichita Falls. Before Jarnagan reach the wreck, Grady McCall, a farm youth who works for the Tom Gar- land wrecking yard in Roby, passed the scene of the. crash. Today Mc- Call told the district attorney, Sheriff Frank Terry and County Attorney Gene Campbell, that three men were around the car when he drove by, OTHER CARS NEARBY McCall said too that two other cars were nearby and gave officers a description of them. One, lie said, was a tan or dnrk colored Dodge pick-up, the other a light truck with a dump bed. One of the three men was dressed in a gray suit and was wearing a white hat, the youth told officers. Another wore khaki trous- ers, a lumberjack and a cnp and the third, who was standing by the wrecked car, was bareheaded, had dark hair and had on n maroon or wine colored sweater with a large while letter "H" on the left front. Although the car Holder was driving was wrecked early Tuesday morning, his disappearance was not reported to officers until late Thurs- day. Gallagher had claimed his car a few hours after the crash but thinking Holder would show up at any time, said nothing to officers. When he had failed to report Thurs- day nfternoon, Gallagher informed officers of his strange disappear- ance. Mrs. Holder also was greatly disturbed by her husband's failure to return home. She and Gallagher have assisted officers in every way, District Attorney Miller stated to- night. Holder, his wife and their three children live at the Boss Edwards' tourist camp in Rotan. Officers learned that Holder's route from Wichita Falls to Rotan wns by Seymour, Albany, Anson and IJoby Instead of the more direct route by Hnskell and Stamford to Anson. thence to Roby and Rotan. ORDOVICIAN WELL BLOWS WILD Suspect Held In Tourists' Mystery SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. Investigation into the mysterious disappearance nearly three years aso of four Illinois tourists was kept alive here today when n federal grand Jury indicted a man suspected of participation in the case. The indictment, charged J.imej Sullivan, alias John Doe, with viola- tion of the Dyer act in transporting tlic automobile of Mr. and Mrs. Al- bert Heucrer and Mr. and George Lorius from New Mexico lo Dallas, where it was found aban- doned. Sullivan was a name given by a sandy-hatred, thin-faced man 're- ported by several persons to haic been seen driving the Lorlus-irrbcr- rr automobile after (heir disap- pearance. Coleman Man Dies COLEMAN, Feb. Cnimlfy. 33 of Coleman riled at noon Friday at the home ol his parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Crum- ley of Pear Valley. services are to be held Saturday morning, Drdovician Pool First Found In Abilene Sector Collation County Wildcat Sends Steady Flow Of Crude Through Two-Inch Tubing The town of Oplin Friday buzzed with excitement over ths ihowinf of CaUahan. county's first Ordovioian poc! discovery, -he Hal Hughes et al No. 1 Poindexter, three miles to the north, Estimates on probable potential of the new well ranged up. wards from barrels per day after it had been opened several times to flow steadily through two-inch tubing. Built np gas pressure from the time the well had been clos. ed down late Thursday until it was opened Friday afternoon was thought to be about icmnds per square inch on the HEAVY PRESSURE Opened, the well blew off excess gas, then began a steady stream of rude through the tubing. Thirty minutes after it had been opened, he well was gauged with a pressure f 875 pounds on Ihe tubing, with n estimated pounds on bot- omhole pressure. Tanks have not been erected at he well. A tank Is to Opening the first Ordpvician oil pool between Easlland coun- ty and the Permian. Basin of West Texas, Hal Hughes et al No. 1 Tom Poindexter, three miles northeast of Oplin, was flowing at a steady rate es- timated upwards from barrels dally yesterday. The picture above was snapped by a Reporter-News cameraman as the discovers1 was opened Thursday afternoon following an 18-hour shut-in. Oil was blown "more than a quarter of a mile. JAP 50LONS, CABINET IN HOT FIGHT ON WAR CONTROL BILL Representatives Decry Measure As 'Nazi' Situation Termed Very Grave TOKYO Feb. bitter controversy on lines of against dictatorship pitted Japan's house of representatives against the cabinet today in a critical struggle. The issue was over the drastic war control bill which the cabinet was determined to make law am which members of parliament re aisled as an Innovation of fascism DEMAND REVISION The house which was recessed yes terday when hoots and howls In tcrrupted debate on the measure again assailed It and sent it bacl to a M-member committee for re vision. Leaders of the opposition wer cheered widly when they s'tormet asainst the legislation's "nazl charging It would emasculat Hundreds Feast On Kiwanis Pancakes Banquet Goes On 4 And Half Hours For four and a half hours last night pancakes were consumer) at the rate of 11 servings per minute at the Hilton hotel. It was the Kiwanis' club pancake supper for benefit of the milk fund that brought n horde of between 1.200 and the fes- tival. And after the parly the Kiwanlaus counted already in their milk fund with' more yet to be reporicd on. At the door 1.243 tickets were taken up. but many children from the schools were admitted without tickets. A corps of 50 Kiwanians did the serving, while Ihe Hilton's coots prepared the food. Seventy-five gnllons of coffee was consumed In cups, with 480 half pints of milk going lo the child- ren. Nineteen gallons of syrup was used. In all there were 2.000 servings. Dress Rehearsal Ror Rodeo Tonight As nearly as the feat can be ac- complished, a nrcss rehearsal will be held tonighl for the West Texas Fair association's rodeo boys' livestock show. Boosters who marie trips In four- directions tills week lo Invtlc Abl- lone's neighbors to the twin event will gather al 7 o'clock this eve- ning on the iwtoffice lawn. With a band pitying in the stand on the northeast corner of Ihe federal building plot, they will stars of the rodeo which begins Tuesday. Except for an opening day raraoe. the muss meeting will be the last preliminary to ihc the constitution, nnd rob the Japa nese people of their basic rights. "The situation is very said General Gen Suglyama, th war minister, urging pasage of th bill. Cabinet members, defending th genrral mobilization bill both legal and as a war necessity, had t shout their arguments above th taunts of hecklers. fROVISIO.VS The pivotal articles of the bill each beginning. "In time of when it is found necessary xxx arc: 'xxx The government may. In ac cordance with provisions of an im pcrial ordinance, expropriate sub jccts of the empire and cause thei to be engaged In a general moblllza lion of business." "xxx The government may re strict or prohibit export or Impor. order export or import, assess ex port or import tariffs, or increas or decrease export or Import tariffs The government may use o expropriate goods for a genera mobilization.'' "xxx The government may pro Mbit the establishment or Increas of mrrgfrs. the notation o debentures of business and In. trial companies or Issue nccessar orders concerning the opposition profit, depreciation, or issue order to those handling finance concen ing the use ot capital. "xxx The government my sus pend newspaper publication i cases where newspaper sale or tils Iributlon has been prohibited twli Set JAPAN, tf. I, Cui. 7 erected as soon as possible in or- der for an accurate gauge to be aken. The discovery is located approxi- mately 30 miles southwest of Abilene n the southwest corner of Callahan ounty. Owners yesterday announc- ed plans for the drilling ot a second est to the northeast of the new well. It will be northeast of a lest drilled in 1924 by H. H. Adams and. he Moody Interests and. will be ocited on the Tom anil Charlie Slraley land. BEGIN IN TWO Hughes will move his rotary ma- chine from the N6.-I Andrejt Straley, and will begin operations within the next two The test will be near the center of the north line of the southwest quarter of section 369, George Hancock survey. The new pool Is the second Or- dovician area opened In the past year lor West Central Texas, the first to indicate commercial pro- duction between the Eastland county Van Farmer area and the Crane county Waddell pool opened by Gulf Oil corporation. FEET DEEP Production is from a sandy lime :opped at feet, drilled to a total depth of feet. Five-Inch casing had been cemented at a depth of feet. No. 1 Poindexter Is located 350 feet from the northeast corner of section 350, George Hancock sur- It Is In the center of a block of about acres owned by Hughes and associates. Interested in the well are the following from Los Angeles: Eugene Clarlc, W. Tracy Oaffey, H. F. Alexander, W. E. Ball. Louis Cass, J. H. Bloch. H. D. Carey and F. P. Graves; and from New York-. Oscar Cooper and Harold Weeks. SECOND HUGHES TEST The No. 1 Poindexter is the sec- ond drilled In the area by Hughes, veteran Abilene contractor who moved to Abilene In 1930. from Electra. The first, drilled more water In the Ellenburger. approx- than a year ago, found sulphur imately 80 feet lower than the new well, and was abandoned. Loraine's Founder Expires In Dallas DALLAS, Feb. M Waterman. !0. of Dallas, retired capitalist, lumberman and rancher who built two Texas towns, dice here today. Funeral services will be held Mon- day. He built the town of Waterman near Timpson. and. subscqucntl> the town of Loraine in Mitchell county. He also engaged in the brick and tile business. Rodeo Boosted In 4 Counties City's Neighbors To West Receive Bid From Lions BY FINIS MOTHEKSHEAD Both farm and city folk in fouf nore counties knew last night about Abllene's world championship rodeo and boys1 livestock show. They were residents of the area west of here, the last in this city's Immediate trade territory to re- ceive personal Invitations to March 1-3 event. Forty-odd members of the Abi- lene Lions club spread the word yesterday a 300-mile goodwill jaunt vhic... Carried bus'to 15 towns.-They halted for visits in Inadale, Hermleigh, Snyder, Dunn, Btg'Sprlngl'Coahoma, latan, Colorado, Roscoe, Sij'ee (water, Trent, Merkel and Tye. V'lV Travelj.for the' day livestock siiov. ,pthsr ganlzatlons which have made "slmi- v lor excurslonsUre the Kiwanis ami Rotary clubsAand, the American, Legion. JEFF PARTY IEADER D. H. of the West Te.vaj fair association and by now a veteran microphpnist, again, was leader of the.goodwill envoys. Others who spoke at various were J. c. Hunter, appearing in the double capacity of chamber of :ommerce president and vice-presi- dent of the Lions club; Deputy Sheriff W. R. (Ruck) Sibley, rodeo director; c. if. Calda'ell, rancher- lawyer; Will Watson, an annual rodeo booster; County Judge Lee R. York, Russell Stephens and T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager of. the chamber of commerce. Entrlatners for the trip were members of a German band drawn from the Abilene high school band. Hits in every town on the itinerary, the musicians were Bill Amis, Diet Owens, Homer Chapman, Paul Clarlc and Jimmy King. In rollicking good humor, the rodeo ambassadors visited first at Inadale, Just north of Roscoe, pull- ing up before the Ohlen Busch store. There the party was temporarily See TRIP, Pj. 2, Col. 4 Work Teachers Of Area Parley Here Teachers from a dozen northwest Texas high schools are in confer- ence In Abilene with James R. D. Eddy of Austin, state director of industrial education. The teachers are coordinators of diversified occupations, under which program students work part time ond attend school part time. The meeting opened at noou Friday, and will continue until noon Saturday. Teachers attending are C. M. Allen of Amarillo, J. M.1 Rooks of Dalhart, E. c. Pennington ot Pampa, J. P. Stark of Midland, Charles Hatchett of Lamcsa, Seth Parson of Big Spring, H. D, .Bear- den of Sweetwater, O. McGahy of Ranger, C. C. Duff of Cisco. W. C. Hooper of Brownwood and, A. M. Jameson of Breckcnrldge. Talent Committee Named By Civic Music Ass'n Directors The Abilene Civic Music Associa- tion last night announced that its directors had selected the Talent Committee that will chose artists to be brought here next season. Each director cast his individual ballot, each listiiig five names. The association, operating in co- operation with Civic Concert Ser- vice, Inc., a subsidiary of National Boardcastlng company, selected a committee composed of three musi- cians and (wo latter to Insure presence of audience appeal. They received the largest number of votes of all persons balloted on. The rrs'jlt of Ihe balloting by directors was Ihe following committee; Mrs. Robert B. Wjlie, Leon- ard Rurford, Annie Bess Cham- bers, Elmer Moore, Mrs J. M. Radford. Today is the last day that mem- bers may enroll tn the Civic association. At 10 p. m. today the books will clcse. The amount of money In the association's treasury, under guardianship of E. E. Holllngshcarl, treasurer, will determine the num- ber, and calibre, of concerts to presented in Abilene next season. The entire NBC list, plus all other nationally and Internationally es- tablished artists will be available to Ihe local association through the talent committee, ;