Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Express Hope For Recovery Of Pershing
Physician Reveals General Takes Fluids
Through Mouth For First Time In 4 Days
TUCSON, Ari*., Feb. 28.—(AP)—The first bulletin from the bedside of gravely ill General John J. Pershing today said he had taken fluids through the mouth for the first time in four days.
The physicians last night had said they would become '“really hopeful” of the ultimate recovery of the chief of the armies if he could overcome his inability to swallow.
“Although General Pershing had a very restless night he seemed somewhat better this
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morning and took fluids by the mouth,” the bulletin given out by Dr. Roland Davison said.
• “He has been conscious much longer periods.' His body temperature has returned to almost normal level and the heart is still
’ TUCSON. AH*.. Gen. John J. Pershing, “definitely stronger." and “conscious most of the time” rallied so strongly this afternoon that Dr. Roland Davison found the outlook “quite promising.**
Missing Rotan Man Located
District Attorney To File Charges Against Holder
Lee Holder, Rotan cafe employe who disappeared last Monday, February 21, was located Sunday in Breckenridge, and was arrested by Sheriff Frank Terry. Fisher county. District Attorney Otis Miller, who accompanied Terry to Breckenridge, said here today that charges of driving an automobile while intoxicated. felony theft, wife and child desertion and willfully leaving a wrecked car on a state highway would be filed against Holder.
The district attorney, who is in Abilene for a seven-week session of 104th district court, said that Holder claims he was hijacked and held prisoner from early Monday night until after his car was wrecked near Roby at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning. According to Holder’s statement to the district attorney, he was stopped by three men between Haskell and Throckmorton about
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competent. Ne oxygen has been administered for 36 hours.”
Dr. Davison said the General's kidneys were ‘'functioning a little now and that helped to relieve the uremic poisoning condition. TO CHECK POISONING The physician, who with Lt. Col. S. U. Marietta, is attending the world war commander, said a chemical check would be made shortly to determine the amount of uremic poisoning in the blood.
The report was a direct reversal of one released about one a. rn. which reported the courageous warrior was losing ground again in his endurance contest with many complications.
At that time Dr. Davison said General Perching appeared tired and somewhat weaker. Four and one-half hour* earlier. however.
“We are more hopeful were last night.”
that he was held prisoner all night Holder also claimed that he was threatened with death if the hijacking and abduction were reported to officers, said Miller.
Holder's disappearance was reported to officers late Thursday, February 24, by Jim Gallagher. Rotan cafe operator, the missing man s employer. Holder was driving Gallagher's car at the time of his mysterious disappearance.
Holder had been unreported until Sunday when a telegram sent by a daughter of a Breckenridge was delivered to the cabin of Mrs. Holder at the Rotan tourist park where the family lived. Sherif Terry and the district attorney immediately drove to Breckenridge and found Holder, said Miller.
Fort Worth Jaycees To Call On Boosters
Joint Luncheon Mapped For Event
One hundred members of the Fort Worth Junior chamber of commerce will call on the Abilene Boosters club Wednesday, March 9, Accompanying them will be James H. Stewart of Dallas, national vice president of the junior chamber, and D. G. Liggett of Fort Worth, Texas president.
The trip of the Fort Worth delegation to Abilene will be made the occasion for a Joint luncheon of that group with Abilene Boosters. It will be held at 12:15 at the Hotel Wooten.
Today, leters of invitation were going out to junior chambers of commerce in San Angelo, Cisco, Colorado, Wichita Falls, and Mineral 1 Wells. Each of those towns were being asked to send delegations to join in the luncheon program.
Officials of all Abilene civic clubs burns attempting to aid him. and the chamber of commerce also Funeral services were held are receiving special invltalons to attend.
If San Angelo sends representatives here, it will be more or less a return visit from Abilene Boosters, since a group from the local club will be in San Angelo Tuesday night, March 8, to discuss affiliation with junior chamber of commerce. The Junior chamber of commerce state and national officials will be in San Angelo, having planned a tour of West Texas with the Fort Worth chamber.
Burkburnett Man Burned to Death
BURKBURNETT, Feb. 28— (JP)— M. M. Elliott. 61. former resident of Cotton county Oklahoma, burned to death in his home five miles northeast of Burkburnett yesterday when a can of kerosene with which he was attempting to build a fire exploded.
The nine room home was destroyed. Elliott's wife and his daughter, Mrs. E. Clow res. suffered serious
Burkburnett for Elliott this afternoon.
Morning Shower Leaves .11 Moisture
After an early morning spring shower, fluffy clouds at noon were clearing to let the sun through here. The moisture here amounted to .ll inch.
Similar precipitation was report-The Fort Worth group will, in the cd in the area southward from here, main, be boosting the Fat Stock Coleman receiving .12 inch and Mc-Show. Plans are being made, said Carney .16 inch being typical. Stam-Bob Cannon, Boosters secretary, for ford, Anson and Hamlin reported 285 guests at the luncheon. I light showers.
Court Upholds NLRB’s Power
Picketing Ban By U. S. District Court Is Voided
For Years 1938 And 1939—
DOUBLE GOOD WISHES EXTENDED LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY CLUB
By The AP Feature Service.
The British system presents an unusual opportunity for bright young aristocrats to return to po- | litical power after defeat. So it was no surprise when cheering crowds on London streets, soon after the resignation of idealistic Anthony Eden as foreign minister, called him a future prime minister. In all England there are few brighter aris-j tocrats—and fewer better dressed—
; than Capt. Eden. He has everything I —an excellent war record (including medals), an Oxford education, a I blue-blood family and a wealthy wife.
OPLIN STORAGE TANKS ERECTED—
Neas Pool Opener Establishes Daily Potential Rating Of 483
Discovery wells of two new areas held interest again today as initial gauge was completed on the new Jones county pool opener and tanks were erected at the southwest, Callahan county Ordovician strike near Opiin.
Tile Jones county discovery. Walter K. Jones No. I Ora Neas established a daily potential rating of 483 barrels with a flow of 322 barrels in 16 hours or. official railroad commission gauge.
Increase in the production was attributed to results of treatment with 3,000 gallons of acid in the Lower Hope lime horizon.
Pay zone depth was corrected by steel line measurement to place top if the lime at 1.967 feet and total depth of the well at 1,078 feet.
Ttu new well la located In the
Centerline vicinity, about five miles east of Hawley and four miles south of the Lewis pool. It is 506 feet from the cast and 1.113 feet from the south lines of the Neas 75-acre tract in D. Bushi’ s survey No. 189.
Two 500-barrel tanks were being set up at the Hal Hughes et a1 No. I Poindexter, southwestern Callahan county deep discovery three miles northeast of Oplin. Owners expected to have the storage erected by late this afternoon and were to begin an immediate gauge when flow-lines are connected.
The new well has been estimated at 1,000 barrels or more per day, although the heavy flow of gas hinders an accurate figure. Flow has been through two-inch tubing from 4,368-89 feet, total depth, the pay zone having been treated with 3,000 gallon* of acid.
Now he's out of a job as a result of his clash with Premier Neville Chamberlain over British policy toward Mussolini and Hitler. And Mrs. Eden (shown with one of their two sons), who once complained she was a "diplomatic widow.” probably will see more of her husband at home — but perhaps only temporarily.
Congratulations today to J. W. ■ Smith of Tye, who has reached the halfway mark between his 15th and ! 16th birthdays. To Dr. T. Richard Sealy of Santa Anna who is now approaching his 14th birthday. To James Moritz Lanford, Joseph Wallace Hughes and Jan Dee Arthur who will celebrate their first birthday in two more years.
And to all the other members of the Abilene Reporter-News Leap Year Birthday club. Today is February 28, tomorrow is March I— they will have passed another year, but no birthday, for it is only on February 29, which comes Mice |
every four years, that they have birthday celebrations. For that reason, double congratulations and good wishes for the best of everything in 1938 and 1939. In 1940 they will have another birthday.
J. W. Smith of Tye is the dean of tha Leap Year Birthday club, but at that he has observed only 15 anniversaries, with No. 16 coming up. He was bom February 29. 1860, making him 78 years of age. If 1900 had been a leap year—but it wasn't —he already would be “sweet sixteen.” Instead, he rtill has that to look forward to.
Dr. T. Richard Sealy at Santa
Anna Is the president of the club. I He was bom in 1880, but has had only 13 birthdays.
NO BIRTHDAY YET But think of James Mortiz Lanford. Joseph Wallace Hughes and Jan D. Arthur—they were bom In 1936, and they haven’t had even one birthday yet. Next Saturn-"*, James Mortiz will help blow out the eight candles on Big Sister Bobby Joyce's cake, and he will have one of his i own with two tapers on it. However, the candles will have to represent years, not birthdays. His home is 1506 North 17th street: his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Orin L. Lanford.
Joseph Wallace Hughes. 1643 South Fifth street, had a first-year cake wi*h a big candle last year, but no special celebration of his second year. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hughes, are saving that until he’s three and then four—he’ll probably appreciate parties more then.
Jan Dee Arthur will observe the beginning of her third year. Lub-bok was her home last year, and she is now living in Big Spring, but she was bom in Abilene. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Arthur.
See LEAP YEAR, Pf. IO. Col 7
Sun Shines For Spring
As protege, first, of Austen Chain-| ber lain, then of Stanley Baldwin,
became sc-: rf <£ngii.-2a Norman Davi:>. trotting all over Europe conferring with big-v.igs. Here he is trying to keep up with the i news while traveling.
Bright young idealists are not always popular with oldsters. Eden tangled in 1933 with Sir Samuel Scare < right), then foreign minister, after catching him and Laval of France in an act of practical diplomacy.—a scheme to partition Ethiopia. Ro.' "It: Heave went down
and E;’en went up to the foreign ministry.
Even while his handsome brow-furrowed over such matters cs what Italy was doing in Africa (he engineered sanctions but couldn't stop Italy). and over what Italy and Germany were doing in Spain, he still took time to bo an English gentleman.
Parade To Set Rodeo Stage
Anson Plans To Send Delegation Carswell Told
A large downtown parade at ll o'clock tomorrow morning will aet the stage for Abilene’s championship rodeo which opens at 2 o’clock at the West Texas Fair grounds.
Heading the parade will be D. H. Jefferies, president of the fair association. W. R. (Ruck> Sibley, rodeo director. Chief T. A. Hackney, and Mayor W. W. Hair, all riding horseback.
Next in line will be the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band, led by Will Watson riding a beautiful white horse. Joining in for the parade will be all rodeo contestants and those here for specialty numbers at the show, W’hich promises to be by far the most coloful of its kind held in Abilene.
The college bands and the high school musicians have been invited to participate in the parade which will start from the courthouse, then march to the main business sections. The bands and pep squads will be guests of the rodeo management on College Day, which is Wednesday. Directors said this morning they were looking forward to having band members from surrounding towns here as their guests.
H. O. Rowland of Anson sent word today to T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager of the chamber of commerce. that Anson will have a large delegation at rodeo one day. Previously, Coleman had sent word that its rodeo delegation, headed by Sam Cobb, president, and dressed in cowboy regalia, would be on hand for the Tuesday night show.
ACC Quint Invited To National Meet
Students Give Squad Ovation
An invitation to compete in the national intercollegiate champion-} ship tournament at Kansas City. March 7-12 was received this morning by Coach A. B. Morris of Abilene Christian college, for his basketball team, which Saturday evening cinched its first Texas conference championship.
Entry blanks were forwarded with the invitation by Al Baggett, Canyon. district director of the tournament. Baggett is coach at West Texas State, whose team expects to be a contender.
The A. C. C squad, home from Austin where its two victories over St. Edward's, assured the title, was accorded a great ovation at this morning's assembly of students. Coach Morris came in for a large share of congratulations. His teams have been strong contenders through all of his 14 seasons at A. C. C. “Often a bridesmaid, never a bride” had, however, fitted the Wildcat cagers until now. for this is their first championship, even though they have won a majority of games through the years.
Decision on entering the national tournament will be made presently, it was indicated at A. C. C. this morning.
Tile Reporter-News erroneously stated in its Sunday, February 27, issue that M. L. Barker had been sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary (two cases).
Tile erroneous statement read. “M L. Barker, child desertion, on hearing defendant held in con empt of court, fined $25 and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary (two cases).”
The statement should have read, “M. L. Barker, child desertion, on hearing defendant held in contempt of court. fined $25 and sentenced to jail for three days.
Tile Reporter-News is glad to make this correction.
THRILLER ON ABILENE RODEO CARD
Merchants Get Ready For Event
Parade To Move From Court House Corner At 7 P. M.
Sunshine broke over Abilene at noon, as if to show the elements also were anxious to do their part toward making the formal opening of Abilene's spring season a fine success.
Merchants all over town were preparing the final features of tonight's open house, that all may be ready to play host to the thousands expected in the downtown section.
The opening of the sprang fashion and home furnishings season has, happily, had linked to It the opening of the West Texas Boys' Livestock Show and World Championship rodeo.
So, this evening's downtown street parade will be a colorful mixture of uniformed bands, beautiful college and high school girl pep squad members, the thrilling-to-hear-and-see Wah Wahtaysee girls' drum corps of McMurry college, and cowboys and cowgirls, among them some of the world's greatest rodeo performers, here for the big show opening Tuesday.
The parade will form at the court house st 6:30 and will move south to
See SPRING, rf. IO. Cob I
Rules Board Can Govern Employer On Bargaining
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — (UP)—The supreme court, in two significant labor cases today, upheld an important power of the national labor relations board and voided a federal injunction against picketing.
BU8Y COURT DAY
The sction came on a busy court decision day, marked by presentation of Justice Stanley Reed’s first opinion and rendering of a number of important decisions.
The labor board decisions concerned cases involving the Pacific and Pennsylvania Greyhound lines. The supreme court, in an unanimous decision presented by Justice Harlan T. Stone, upheld the power of the board to order concerns to withdraw recognition of alleged company unions without at the same time designating any other specific bargaining agency.
The picketing case concerned a federal district court injunction to prohibit picketing by the butchers union against the firm of E. G. Shinney Milwaukee. The injunction was granted on grounds no labor dispute was Involved since the union had no members employed by the firm. The supreme court reversed lower courts, holding that the Nor-rls-Laguardia act prohibiting such injunctions was applicable.
Other important actions of the oourt today:
Upheld in a series of four cases the right of the federal government to collect income taxes upon Income of quasi-state employes such as bank conservators, etc.
Agreed to review constitutionality of the revised municipal bankruptcy act passed by congress to replace
See COURT. Pf. 4. Col I
Marvin Ramsay, senior performer of the Flying Clouds from Tulsa, Okla., is shown here as he performs in tha trick riding event. This is one of the many feature acts scheduled for
Ballinger's P. 0. Program Today
BALUN GER, Feb. 28.—(Spl.Y— Formal dedication program for the new Ballinger federal building will be held this afternoon at 3 39 o'clock. Finishing touches have been put on the $60,000 structure during the past few days and Postmaster Tom Caudle stated that the only remaining work to be done is placing of equipment in the two sections of the steel and concrete vault.
As soon as the brief program is finished the building will be opened for inspection by the public. This will be the only opportunity for the public to inspect the entire building. Employes will conduct visitors through the work rooms, basement and offices and explain the workings of various units.
The program will be short and will feature an address by a representative of the United States postal department.
Following is tile program arranged for the dedication cere-
See BALLINGER. Pf. 4, Col. 7
Galveston Greets Carnival Monarch
GALVESTON. Feb 28 T —Galvestonians today joyously w elcomed King Frivolous XXI who arrived in the city to reign over the Mardi Gras carnival.
In jovial mood and high good humor, the monarch and his military escort passed through streets lined with cheering throngs and gally fluttering flags and took up his headquarters at the city hall. «
*the West Texas championship rodeo which opens here tomorrow. There will be two performances daily through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Relief Bill Goes To Conference
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28 - if*
Disagreement between house and senate over how relief money should be spent jammed the administration's $250,000,000 deficiency appropriation bill in a joint house-senate committee today.
Senate conferees refused to accept a house-imposed requirement for spreading the money over the next fou • months with no provision for rn ce. mg any new emergency that arises.
Senator Adams (D-Colo.) said the stand of the committee members meant the matter would have to be brought before the entire senate, possibly this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the senate took up the administration s longdelayed government reorganization bill, with the prospect of a three-weeks fight that is expected to widen the breach between administration and anti-administration democrats in the senate.
On the house side Speaker Bankhead announced the new tax revision bill, to be introduced by the ways and means committee tomorrow after months of work, would be debated 12 hours before amendments were considered.
Bankhead predicted a weeks study of the measure, saying “probably there is more interest in it than in anything else we have up."
Questions of unemployment relief and taxation were tied together before the senate's unemployment committee by Bernard Baruch, New York financier, who blamed government policy for the present con-
See CONGRESS, Pf. 4, Col 6
Chapman Empanels 104th Grand Jury
To Call Civil Docket Tuesday
First 1938 session of 104th district court for Taylor county was convened Monday morning by Judge W. R. Chapman with empaneling of a grand Jury. Judge Chapman's court will be in session for a seven-week term.
Grand jurors selected and sworn in were O. J. Albro, foreman, C. W. Rogers. Henry Drummond, J. D. Coffman, S. J. Cannon. Fred Baker, Carl M. Hughes, A. W. Wood, W E. Beard. Carl Hotan and L. W. Mantsfield.
With District Attorney Otis Miller and County Attorney Esco Walter assisting, the grand Jury immediately began investigation of between 35 and 40 criminal cases. Chief of these was the murder charge against R. L. Montgomery filed in connection with the fatal shooting of E. E. Tucker in Abilene February 7. Other cases being investigated include burglary, forgery. theft, wife an ’ child desertion and driving an automobile while intoxicated.
Judge Chapman announced this morning that the courts civil docket will be called at IO o'clock Tuesday morning. Attorneys and other Interested are ordered to be present at that hour.
Goulding Seriously Injured In Mishap
Reports this morning on the condition of Lefebvre Goulding, injured in an automobile crash at Grand Prairie Sunday morning, indicated that his injuries were serious.
His father, Jack Goulding, 1842 8. Twelfth, said this morning that Lefebvre received a crushed knee, but no other broken bones or internal injuries. He was taken to the St. Paul hospital in Dallas.
Goulding accompanied by Ray Taylor, uninjured In the accident, left Abilene early Sunday morning to attend a gift show in Dallas. He was to purchase merchandise for the W. C. Fisher, Jeweler, at the show. They were entering Qrand Prairie going toward Dallas when another automobile crashed into the side of Goulding'* car.
His mother and sister. Marie, and Mrs. Jerry Gunn went to Dallas yesterday afternoon to attend him. Indications were that he would be confined to the Dallas hospital for several weeks.
What Is Your NEWS I. Q.?
ABILENE and vicinity; Raid tonight and Tuesday.
Wait Texas: Probably rain tonight and Tuesday.
East Texas: Cloudy, cooler in northeast, rain in west and north.central portion* tonight; Tuesday rain.
24 hr*, ending 6:30 a. rn. Mon. .04 inch
8 nee first of year ........... 2.St Inches
Same period last year........93 Inch
Normal since first of year .. . I.*7 Inches
Highest temperature yesterday ....TS Lowest temperature this morning ..SI
Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity
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By A P Feature Service
Each question counts 20 each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair: 80, good. Answers on page IO.
1. Who is this son of an emperor? Did Hitler’s agreement with Austria strengthen hi* hopes for a throne?
2. Most interstate trucks are wider than 90 inches, so the Supreme Court ruled illegal the South Carolina law limiting trucks to that width. True or false?
3. Is the Fakir of Ipi (a> an Arab charged with conspiring against British interests in Palestine. (b) noted gypsy held at Ellis Island when he tried to enter this country, or (c) leader of tribesmen fighting British in India?
4. How do proponents of su-per-hignways across the continent propose to pay for them?
5. What rights have Frenchwomen recently won?