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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas tKfjc Abilene Reporter-Jirtos"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Byron ☆ ☆☆ SygGW® VOL LVII, NO. 243 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1938—8 PAGES Associated Pre nu (AP) United Pieta (UP) PRICE 5 CENTS Warns Arms Delay May Jeopardize U. S. Security Admiral Leahy Tells Need For Defense Funds Situation Most Ominous Since 1918 He Asserts WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— (AP> — Congress received a warning from the navy’s chief of operations today that any delay in the shipbuilding or aircraft programs would “jeopardize” the nation’s security. FOR DRAFTS MESSAGE Admiral William D. Leahy, testifying before a house appropriation subcommittee on the navy's financial needs, said the international situation was so serious the United States "must continue to maintain our national defense establishments at their highest efficiency.” "The political condition of the world, both in Europe and the far east, are more threatening than at any time since 1918. and are distinctly worse than a year ago,** he said. President Roosevelt is drafting a message expected to call for a naval construction program substantially in excess of present limitations. The material condition of the navy's most powerful weapons—its battleships—is satisfactory, Leahy said, but they "are rapidly approaching obsolescence.” CONSTRUCTION LEGAL Under these circumstances, he explained, it would be legal for the United States, under the Vinson-Trammel act authorizing a “treaty navy,” to build 13 battleships by 1942, including two now uniter construction and two for which an initial appropriation was included in the budget for the next fiscal year. Admiral W. G. du Bose, chief of the bureau of construction and repair. t Amated it*would take $289,-000.000 to complete tire 72 ships now under construction and $229,000,000 to finish 22 vessels for which initial appropriations were    for the 1939 fiscal year. Rear Admiral H. E. Kinunel, navy budget officer, told the committeemen 16 more ships and 117 new airplanes would be operated in the coming fiscal year than the navy had during the current fiscal year. He said the new ships would be larger and stronger, have more offensive armanent and "better ability to withstand damage.” Abilene Schoolboy Struck By Auto Fifteen-year-old Douglas Bonine, member of the Central school seventh grade graduating class this midterm, was in Hendrick Memorial hospital today for treatment of a severe gash on the back of his head and bruises. The boy was injured at the school this morning, when struck by an automobile in the driveway on the west side of the building. Driver of the car was Clarence B. Ford, high school teacher. The boy is * son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bonine, 1118 North Ninth street. What Is Your NEWS I. a? By AP Feature Service Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80 good. Answer on page 8, column I. 1. Who is this man and what big job did the president give him in London? 2. Does TVA hope to finish its construction program (a) by 1945 or *46, (b) next year, or (c) perhaps by 1975? 3. In winning the democratic nomination for U. 8. senator from Alabama, Lister Rill defeated what prominent ex-sen-a tor? 4. A number of Austrians would be glad to see Otto called to the throne. True or false? a. Where is the "scorched earth'' policy being applied? it? G-MEN NAB BANK ROBBERS IN TEXAS A G-man's hunch cut the federal “most wanted” list down two when Alva Dewey Hunt, left, and Hugh Gant, hiding face, pictured above in custody of federal agents at Houston, were trapped on a Texas highway, ending a three-year search for the ex-convicts. They were wanted in robberies of southern banks with loot totalling $70, OOO. The F. B. I. man at extreme right is Arthur Sloan. Episcopal Meet Closes Today Association To Elect Secretary This Afternoon Operas with the r*:poi, tr ecn-munion of the women’s auxiliary early this morning, the annual convocation of the North Texas district of the Protestant Episcopal church entered Its final day. The convocation will close with a general session beginning at 4:30 p. rn. Special meeting of the executive committee is scheduled for 7:30 p. rn. Celebrant for the morning service was the Venerable J. W. Hayes, archdeacon of the district. The program was a unit of the annual meeting of the district branch of the woman's auxillary to the national council. Following the communion, breakfast was served by the auxiliary of the Church of The Heavenly Rest. Reports on work done throughout the year were given during the morning. The council is holding its meetings in the parish house and auxiliary meetings are beng held In the church building. Chief business for the afternoon session, aside from annual reports, was election of the secretary of the association. The Rev. J. Hodge Alvia, rector of St. Paul's-On-The-Plains at Lubbock has been secretary for the past year. Filling of vacancies throughout the district were also to be a part of the day's business. The Rev. Willis P. Gerhart, host to the convocation, has been un- See CONCLAVE, Pf. 8, Col. 6 Second Duster Fogs North Texos Cities FORT WORTH, Jan. 17.—(UP) —The second dust storm of the year was centered here today. Visibility was one and one-half miles at 9 a. rn. Visibility at Dallas was two miles. The dust hung as far west as Abilene, where visibility was six miles. No reports of heavy dust had arrived from east of Dallas. The storm had not reached as far south as Waco. Its northern limit was Ardmore, Okla. Avoca Outpost Flows Natural Pay First Hit West Of Pool Discovery Well STAMFORD, J a ti.    17-rJ ^o n Mountain Oil company and bumble No. 3 Jones Sc Stasney, west outpost and quarter mile extension to the Avoca field in northeastern Jones county, blew in Sunday shortly afternoon to flow at an estimated rate of 250 barrels* per hour natural. The test, which checked 31 feet high structurally than the Oiander discovery well, is the first to find Palo Pinto production west of the pool opener. It had topped the lime at 3,-180 feet, encountered first free oil at 3,184 and was killed at that depth so that five-inch casing could be set and cemented. Plugs were drilled at that point Sunday. Location is 1,035 feet from the west and 330 feet from the south line of the northwest quarter 196-BBB&C survey. Operators planned to run tubing probably today in the new well-ninth for the Avoca field—and take first production gauge before midweek. Swabbing Continued On Baird Deep Test BAIRD, Jan. 17.—Although rotary rig has been dismantled from the Woodley Petroleum company No. I Jack M. Flores, eight miles southeast of here in Callahan county, operators today were continuing to swab the deep test, showing as a possible pool opener from the Ellenburger lime, lower Ordovician. Spudder has been rigged for additional work on the test and swabbing indicates no increase on production. Operators indicated the test may be given another acid treatment. Bar Mud Wrestling AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(UP)—Mud wrestling will not be permitted in Texas, Labor Commissioner Fred E. Nichols today notified Bert Willoughby of Dallas. Lebrun Calls On Chautemps To Form Rule Blum Abandons Try For 'National Union' Cabinet PARIS, Jan. 17—(^—President Albert Lebrun today called upon Camille Chautemp6 to end France’s four-day cabinet crisis when Leon Blum, socialist leader, abandoned efforts to form a "national union" government. Radical socialist deputies said Chautemps, a radical socialist, was being charged with formation of a ministry to succeed his own cabinet, which resigned Friday in the face of financial and labor troubles Blum, who had been designated after he had blocked efforts by Georges Bonnet, radical socialist, to form a government, had met conservative opposition for his plan to draw support from centrist factions for the people's front lineup of socialists, communists and radical socialists. Chautemps rushed to the presidential palace just a half hour after Blum renounced the premiership with a declaration that “I want neither a day nor even an hour lost to the country for my personal satisfaction.” BANK RESUMES EXCHANGE Chautemps accredited "in principle” Lebrun's charge to form a new government. Once since the crisis began he had declined the mission, but he agreed to sound out the possibilities of liquidating the situation after Blum's failure aggravated its gravity. The Bank of France permitted resumption of foreign exchange dealings which were suspended Friday, but ruled that transactions must be limited to legitimate business requirements. With speculative selling of francs prohibited, the market range was narrow. Tasks confronting a new government included: ending widespread strikes by bringing capital and labor together; strengthening the franc; reducing the treasury deficit and eaten tiding Frenth iAflueno* among central European allies which are drifting toward Germany and Italy. AS SUPREME COURT MEETS-- Solons Set Reed Hearing IN SIXTEENTH DAY OF SOUL FAST- Funeral Of Lamesa Crash Victim Today Woman Dies En Route To Hospital LAMESA, Jan. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral was set at 2:30 this afternoon at Pride for Verna Mae Williams, who was fatally injured Sunday morning when the automobile in which she was riding overturned three miles north of Lamesa on the Browniield road. Miss Williams died en route to a Lamesa hospital. Three other young persons. Odessa Hill. Wallace Griffin and Jack Crump, received minor injuries, but were released from the hospital Sunday afternoon. All were en route to their home at Welch, with Drub Kelly driving the auto, a light coupe. The accident occurred when their car swerved out to pass a car parked on the road, slipped (Mi loose gravel and overturned four or five times. Miss Williams was hurled through the top of the car and clear of the wreckage. The young woman had been working as a waitress at the Nolan cafe in Lamesa. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Higginbotham Funeral home. Frank M. Locka Asks Legislative Office STAMFORD, Jan. 17—(Spl)— Frank M. Locke, a former secretry of Stamford chamber of commerce, has announced as a candidate for the office of state representative for this district, composed of Jones and Shackelford counties. Locke has served tao terms as county commissioner of predict 2. He is captain of company K 142 Infantry of Stamford. APPEARS HERE TOMORROW- Ballet Profits At Boxoffice Where Others Flop BY GEORGE ROSS NEA Service Writer NEW YORK. Jan. 17.—The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, that spectacle extraordinary headed by a White Russian Cossack Commander and peopled with effervescent ballerinas whose names all seem to be Tatiana Riabouchinska, is now engaged on the fifth of its lucrative tours of the nation. Arui S. Hurok's moon face is one gargantuan smile. Hurok is the impresario who dared to venture where angel*- the theatrical kind—feared to tread because of a hjijt loss taken by an earlier ballet troupe. The first dropped $325,000 trying to teach us American aborigines tile nuances of an art which combines pantomime, dancing and musks Hurok so far has a tidy $4,300,000 on the books from the first four 25,-000-mile tours and expects to make a handsome addition on the present swing around the country. For its first ten days on this rich soil the Ballet paused at the Metropolitan Opera House, the seats of which were covered nightly by the creme de la creme of society as well as Judy O’Orady and her boy friend- tor The Dance is catching on with all classes. The audiences were unusually appreciative but quiet and respectful. The noise backstage made up for everything. Ballet folk, like circus people, live in a world ail their own. They have their own superstitions, ideals, foible*, and desires. They will not, for instance, wear new ballet slippers, or even moderately old ballet slippers. Before a pair of those dainty coverings go before an audience they must be warped to fit every Joint and curve of the dancer’s feet and be fish-glued and cross-stitched to make them fit tighter. Ballerinas live in perennial fear of a slip and a fail- which is why they take so much care of the slippers and explains why the ballet carries 18,000 pair on tour. Each of the dancers keep* about 30 pairs in her dressing room and asks for more as the mood seizes her or the color of her costume demands. The Ballet is an immense venture as evidenced by its five baggage See BALLET, Pf. 8, CoL 7 Clergyman Believes Spirit Can Sustain The Body By HARRY FERGUSON MEMPHIS, Term., Jan. 17.—(UP) —The Very Rev. Israel Harding Noe, who entered his 16th day without food or water today in an attempt to prove that man can be immortal, leaned across a desk and said he was not the same man he was a year ago. A different man he was, he ■aid, and en a different plane from tile rest of us. He lives Mi a “spiritual plane,” we live on "a natural plane.” Only the name, Israel Harding Nee, binds his past ta hie present, for he believes fasting has changed him mentally, physically and spiritually. He thinks this change is likely to go on and that each passing hour bums away impurities and “re-' fines the pure gold of character.” He plans that this process shall continue until some vague tomorrow when he will have proved that miracles can and do happen. That the spirit can sup .ain the body, unaided by food or drink. Meanwhile? “Well,” Dean Noe said, ”1 look ghostly.” He does. Powerful, almost hypnotic, eyes bum steadily at you froip a sunken, ashen fsce. Once he weighed 'OO pounds: now he weighs IOO or * ess. An acquaintance encountered him in a barber shop the other day and didn’t recognize him. The dean sat in a tiny, dim room where the light came timidly through the curtains and put blackish splotches In the caverns of his face. Yesterday he preached a sermon, shook hands with his pariahoners See NOE, Pf. t, CeL I Gaunt and cadaverous, with the skin drawn tightly across his temples and chin, this is Dean Israel H. Noe as he looks today after a year’s continuous fast—which he plans to keep up for two years more. PROVIDES 22 NEW SHIPS— LARGER NAVAL APPROPRIATION BILL IS SENT TO HOUSE FLOOR WASHINGTON, *J&. 17.—<vT>—» buster bv southerners against the The house received a recommendation from its appropriations committee today for a 8553,266,494 navy appropriation. The sum, to finance the navy in the coming fiscal year, represented a $26,723,186 increase over the current appropriation and included provision for 22 new ships, and for continuing construction of 70 others. A house committee, ways and means, was asked by M. L. Seldman, chairman of the New York board of trade’s tax committee, to approve immediate repeal of the undistributed profits and capital gains taxes. The senate unemployment committee heard Mayor LaOuardla of New York recommend a new federal public works spending program. In the senate proper, Senator El-lender (D-La) continued the fiii- anti-lynching bill. Across the plaza from the capital, Justice George Sutherland made his last appearance as a member of the supreme court. By his own application, he retires at midnight tonight. Predictions of a showdown in the senate's anti - lynching filibuster brought expressions of confidence today from supporters and foes of the controversial bill. Senator Connally (D-Tex), leader of the southern opponents, said there were enough speakers to continue talking against the measure until the pressure of other legislation forces proponents to shelve It. Some administration senators, however, forecast that night sessions would be ordered soon, and that such a step would cause the filibuster to collapse. A few even talked of limiting debate. 42nd Court Metes Out Penalties On Guilty Pleas By Defendants Youths, men of middle age and even of advanced years passed before Judge Milburn S. Long in 42nd district court Monday morning, entered pleas of guilty and heard the court mete out punishment. Those entering pleas received sentences up to three years in the state penitentiary. the minimum being a one year suspended sentence. Jack Terry, 19, and Harold Marlin, 17, pleaded guilty to four charges each of burglary and theft Included were Indictments in connection with the December burglary of the Hanks and Crump tailor shop. Terry, who told the court he had served 15 months in an Oklahoma reformatory, drew the heavier penalty, three years in prison. Marlin, convicted his first time of Time-Lock Safes Asked To Guard 0. S. Navy Secrets a felony, drew a two-year sentence. Three defendants pleaded guilty to driving automobiles while intoxicated. Those pelading and their punishment follow: P. Y. Collum. 30 days in jail, $50 fine and license to drive a car suspended for six months. J. W. Henslee, fire days in jail, $50 fine and license suspended for six months. H. J. McDonald, one year suspended prison sentence, license See COURT, Pg. 8, CoL 4 Find Abilenian Dead In Office Funeral For J. C. Bounds At 3 O'clock Funeral for J. Chamberlain Bounds, distinguished veteran of the World war snd office manager for a biscuit company house here, was set at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Laughter chapel. Bounds was found dead in his office shortly after 9 o’clock Sunday morning by ambulance drivers who had received a telephone call a few minutes earlier asking that an ambulance be sent to the address. With a gunshot wound in the left chest, Bounds had partly fallen from his chair. His .12 gauge shotgun and a yardstick were on the desk. Justice of Peace Theo Ash was summoned and he conducted an in. quest, Monday morning stating that his verdict would be entered late today. Dr. Millard A. Jenkens. pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Bounds was a member and where he had served as a deacon, was to officiate for the sendee. Assisting him was to be Dr. T. S. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was to follow in the Cedai Hill cemetery, beside the grave of Mrs. Bounds, who died May 2, 1933, the day following the birth of a daughter. Chamberlain Bounds was bom January ll, 1900. in Milam county, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sea BOUNDS, Pf. 8, CoL 4 Condition Unchanged WASHINGTON, Jan 17.—OF)— Dr. John Paul Earnest, Jr., said today the condition of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, seriously ill with heart disease, was “unchanged.”    , WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—(AP) —A navy official, declaring that subversive activities are "highly rampant” in this country, has •aked for two time-lock safes for the naval Intelligence division. William D. Bergman, administrative assistant and chief clerk of the navy department, supplied the details in testimony before a house appropriations subcommittee on the 1939 naval supply bill. made public today. He said the timelock safes, to cost $3,000, were needed to replace others which were too small and "do not posses class A security.” BUREAU REPORTS ESTIMATE— Probability Texas Allowable Will Be Cut Is Indicated At Hearing AUSTIN, Jan. 17. —-{£*)—Probabi I - hearing, talk was rife the commis-ity that Texas oil production would I gjon might order a further shut-he slashed was indicated at the .    „    ....    _ monthly proration hearing conduct-    n    e    fleld    on ed by the railroad commission here Sundays, might apply the restriction today as the federal bureau of mines to the entire state and also might Senate Bench Body Predicts Confirmation Senate Judiciary Session Thursday Open To Public WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— (AP)—A senate judiciary committee subcommittee today called a hearing for Thursday on the nomination of Stanley P. Reed to the supreme court. LOGAN HEADS GROUP The subcommittee was formally set up by the full Judiciary committee to consider the nomination. Headed by Senator Logan (D-Ky), it also included: Senator- King- (D-Utah); Delt-rich (D-Ill); McGill <D-Kans). Van Nuys (D-Ind); and Morris (Ind-Neb). Logan said the subcommittee would meet Thursday "to see whether anyone wants to be heard.” At the same meeting the judiciary committee set up a sub-committee to consider a pending bill fbr the creation of 27 new federal Judges as recommended by the Judicial conference and Attorney General Cummings. Members of the Judiciary committee expressed certainty that F. Reed would be confirmed a* a supreme court Justice this week, enabling him to take his seat before any new cases are heard. NO OBJECTIONS RAISED OI the senators who commented on the nomination of the 53-year-old solicitor general, not one raised any objections. Senator Rush Holt (D-W Va), a frequent administration clitic, was among members of both major parties indicated approval. “The amazing thing about it,* said Holt, “is that the president appointed a judge instead of one of his fervent ‘haters’.”.' Nevertheless, the judiciary committee arranged for careful scrutiny of Reed's qualifications, even as Justice George Sutherland, whom he will succeed, made his final ap* pearance oh the bench. No cases of national interest were up for decision by the Justices, meeting at noon for the last session before a two week's recess. The retirement of the 75-year-old Sutherland will become effective at midnight. After an informal discussion of Reed s nomination by the entire judiciary committee. Chairman Ashiest (D-Ariz) said he would turn See REED, Pg. 8, Col. 6 Abilene Teachers, Students Hurt As Auto Hits Culvert Four students and two teachers of Abilene high school were injured early Sunday morning when their car crashed into a culvert on the Coleman highway a few mites south of Abilene. None was In a critical condition this morning. They were returning from a debate tournament at the University of Texas at Austin, the mishap occuring about 1:30 a. rn. Freeltn Shoemaker and Mable Bird, girls debate team; George K. Washington Jr. and Homer G. Montgomery, boy’s debate team; Tom Barnes and Odell Johnson, faculty sponsors were members of the group. Miss Bird. suffering from internal bruises and a severe cut on the head, was most seriously hurt. Report from her physician, however, was that she was not in a critical condition. She remained in Hendrick Memorial hospital immediately following the accident. The group left Austin Saturday after the tournament, Barnes, driving the car, was the only member of the party awake at the time of the accident. The Weather reported 1,365,700 barrels daily would be required from this state in February. The current allowable is approximately 1.405,240 barrels. C. V. Terrell, chairman of the commission, commented he hoped oil operators thoroughly understood the situation and would assist the commission in meeting it. Recently the commission indicated the allowable would be curtailed because of declining demand and excess stocks of gasoline but said the reduction would not be ordered probably until after a meeting of the Interstate compact commission in Oklahoma City tomorrow. As operators gathered for the urge the other states at the compact meeting to take similar action. Testimony of E. V, Cottingham, commission engineer, that bottom-hole pressure in the East Texas field had declined 11.22 pounds per square inch in the last month and a statewide shutdown would be beneficial strengthened opinion of many that curtailment of some sort might be ordered. West Texas operators said higher drilling costs justified consideration in fixing allowables, while those from the Panhandle, urging investigation of their condition, stated 2,-500 wells had been cut to less than one-half of one per cent of potential production. ABILENE and vicinity:    P«rtly    cloudy tonight and Tuesday. West Texas- Partly cloudy, warmer In Panhandle tonight Tuesday partly cloudy. East Texaa: Partly cloldy except cloudy on coaat, cooler except in northwest portion and near lower coast tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy. Highest temperature yesterday Si Lowest temperature this morning . -45 TEMPERATURES Sun. ' Mon. p.m. Midnight 78 82 84 82 SO 75 71 87 85 63 60 CLOUDV Sunset ... . 8:30    6:30 p.m.    a rn. Dry thermometer    .    75*    51* Wet thermometer    .    56*    42* Relative humidity. 30%    45% am. 56 54 54 52 52 SI 47 45 48 55 58 :: IS ..T.40 ..5:58 13.31 p. rn SI* 4T* SLH ;