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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOl. LVIl, NO. 247 "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO SKETCH YOtfy WORLD EXAC1LYAS .IT ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORN ING, JANUARY 21, SIXTEENTHS' Ship Chartered By Barcelona, Believes Hull Capture Under Probe Of State And Navy Dep'ts WASHINGTON, Jan. Secretary Hull, investigating the reported seizure of the American tanker Nantucket Chief by two Spanish insurgent gunboats off Barcelona, Indicated today the ship was probably under charter to sonio agency of the Barcelona government. Hull said lie was undertaking to assemble all the facts. TJie navy department simultan- eously sought information about the seizure through Roar-Admiral Harry Lackey, commanding the cruiser Raleigh, flagship of the American European squadron, now at Genoa, :taly. Nothing was said at (he state department with regard to possi- ble action by this government but some Informed persons expressed belief American officials might get in direct touch with the insurgent generalissimo, Francisco Franco. Officials said the government has no financial Interest In the company reportedly owning the ship, meaning no subsidy has been given It by the shipping board or the maritime commission. A dispatch was received from the Paris embassy communicating details furnished by the French navy. Several French .warships witnessed the capture without In- terfering. It was recalled the government warned American vessels more than a year ago they would enter Spanish waters a't their own risk. Big Spring Man Aboard Vessel BIG SPRING, Jan. Mrs. J. O. Hosser tonight anxious- ly awaited news from their son Radio Operator A. D. fous) Kos- ser, aboard the seized tanker Nantucket Chief. Kosser, 28, finished high school here in 1928, held odd Jobs here, and seven years ago went' to Port Arthur where he' worked'in 'a ho- tel while learning Vadlo teleg- raphy. He signed on the Nantucket Chief, .last year. His parents re- ceived a letter a few 'days ago, dat- ed December 28 at Malta, telling of the proposed trip to the Black. sea. Rosser spent Christmas 1935 here. His father, formerly a county commissioner, resides on a farm southeast of here. A brother, Harry, is a student in the Univer- sity of Texas, Austin. Paid For Denver Show Stock DENVER, Jan. and Iowa buyers took the major share of 34 carloads of feeder cat- tle auctioned for a total of ap- proximately at the Na- tional Western Stock show 'today. The average price for the first 20 carloads of show feeder stock sold was a hundredweight, compared to the average last year. The Vandemer farms of Morri- son, paid the sale's top price of a hundredweight tor the show's third prize feeder carload 20 Hereford calves averaging 443 pounds. The calves were exhibit ed by Fred c. Deberard, Kremm ling, Colo. Robert Kelley of Henry, 111. bought the grand champion car load at This carload ot was shown by Andrew Anderson, Encampment, Wyo. Thi calves averaged 429 pounds. 'Hie reserve champion carload, shorthorns showed by Joseph Winkler, Castle Rock, Colo., wei to James Blair, Dayton, Iowa, fi The calves averaged 541 pounds. Offerings at the show's sale of Hereford bulls totaled lo 124 animals.' E. E. Hester, Benkelman, Neb, paid the sale's biggest price, 650 for Real Prince 87th, show, by Ktraticrllng Brothers, Cham plon, Neb. IN WISCONSIN NORTH WOODS-- rzesft (A I'nllrt fntt IVFl PRICE 5 CENTS NICKEL PARKING DOWNTOWN TO CONTINUE; LATE RUSH OF VOTERS FAVORS RETENTION OF M ETERS BY 654-507 MARGIN Motorist.1! fn nau a artnlrtrt- Found Motorists will continue to a nickel when they park In down- town Abilene. Retention of parking meters was favored by a close ballot Thursday. Tlie vote was 654 for and 501 against. An election to decide status of the meters, ordered by the city com- mission, was held after a four-month trial period. NIP AND TUCK Voting, reportedly nip and luck throughout the day, was at two stations at Fourth and Cedar streets and Butternut and Fifth streets. The count at each: Cedar street for, 248 against. Butternut street for, 259 against. Taxpayers apparently thronged the two boxes In a late afternoon rush after comparatively light bal- loting in the forenoon. At 1-30 o'clock, only 170 votes had been cast at the Cedar street box and only 193 at the Butternut box. It appeared that housewives pleas- ed with availability of parking space in the aftrvnoons may have decided the Issue......... FOUR-MONTHS TRIAL Parking meters- were Installed September-27. City commisssloners void for their -Installation with the FOR SIX WEEKS- understanding that their retention or removal would be decided by an election at close of the trial period. election will bt- csnvasred fc.v city comr.ilsstuiws at t'ltir werk- ninftiug'thls ufwmoun. J MoHrs had be'ir. In 10 lo the day through yesterday. In (hat period they collected nickels through Monday, or a total of REVENUE rilODUCEHS On that basis, the meters should yield the city more than Jn a year's lime. They were installed by the Dual Parking Meter company of Okla- homa City, which has been rcceiv- Ing 75 per cent of their "take" to be applied on the purchase price. The remaining quarter has been re- tained by (he city. At a cost of apiece, the met- .ers firm will collect before the curbstone collectors are paid for. Rale at which receipts from the meters have flowed Into the city treasury indicated that they should be owned outright by the city at end of less than a.year and a half from their Installation. Mayor W. W. Hair, who had been particularly desirous of submitting the parking meter Issue to voters, Indicated was well pleased with result ol yesterday's election. Sunday Shutdown Order e d Daily Allowable Gut Of Will Be Result Commission Says Some Exceptions Will Be Granted AUSTIN, Jan. a dras- tic step to curb production of oil, the state railroad commission today ordered all wells In Texas closed for the next six Sundays. It was the first time in Texas' history that-all the states wells had been.'ordered shut in, although the biff" Hist 'had-' been clos- ed1'doVn ftverir times, includmj four Sundays': late last. year. v. 'With'-'nirTent- production approx- imately barrels daily, ef- fect of the Sunday closing was to slash approximately a day from the state's The federal bureau of mines, which estimates the national mar- ket demand for the guidance of state conservation officials, had es- timated barrels dally would be required from Texas in February. WELLS IN TEXAS There are approximately wells in Texas but the commission said the closing order would be in- terpreted liberally and exceptions would be granted where necessity was shown. Many wells will have to keep going to provide gas for heating houses on leases and to prevent damage to carbon black plants, while some cannot be shut down because of physical conditions. Wells from loose, unconsolidated formations and .those in fields producing large See SHUT DOWN, PI. IS, Col S Insurgent Raiders Strafe Seaports PERPIGNAN, France (at the Spanish Frontier) Jan. Huge insurgent bombers nearby Mediterranean island bases 3 today struck again with death and terror at the large Spanish gov- ernment seaport cities of Barce- lona, Valencia and Tarragona. Reports reaching the Jronlier said Barcelona alone suffered 300 killed and 600 wounded in the two consecutive days o( raids. 16 Wounded lay dying In the streets. Gaping holes were torn In large buildings. The raiders scored a direct hit it on the British freighter Thorpe- >r ness, lying In port at Tarragona, killing at least two members of the crew. Five of the freighter's crew were reported missing and seven 'r wounded. (Reports from Madrid said War Minister Indalclo Prfeto announc- ed four sailors were killed, seven ;n wounded and three were missing i- as the result of the attack on the Thorpcnew. Committee's Approval Virtually Assures Reed High Court Seat WASHINGTON, Jan. senate committee quickly approv- ed Stanley Reed's nomination for (he supreme court today, virtually assuring him the right to take his scat early next week. The senate group, a subcommlt- Iw of the Judiciary committee, held a brief hearing that was little more than a formality. Then, without discussion, It voted unani- mously approval. The full Judiciary committee win consider the nomlnallon Mon- day, and members prcdtcled final senate confirmation Tuesday. X0.111.VEL' DRAWS TR.IISE hearing drew prilw of Reed, now solicitor general, from Attorney General Cummlngs and Chairman Logan (D-Ky) of the subcommittee. Reed wss present, but commit- tee members said they did 1 wish lo him any questions. Cummtngs outlined Reed's beginning in Kentucky In 1910 and Its progress through Reed's positions as counsel the federal firm and R. P. C. Cummlngs told the comm he- had "the highest respecl Mr. Reed's personal character Integrity" nnd tint the nomination catlqn.'1 not legal for the nlltee t for and AND THE TWAIN SHALL MEET East meets west in this pic- ture of the reunion in New York ot Fung Dong (right) and his American foster son, Fung Kwofc Keung, adopted in chini when the boy Was two months old. Kung Kwok Keung speaks no English. If Fung Dong had his way, the boy, 19, will leam Ihe restaurant business. Suspects Held In Burglaries Two men were being held in Jail here. last night as the county attorney and sheriffs department Investigated five burglaries in Merkel Wednesday night. Attempts were being made to identify the two men through fin- gerprints, with the aid of R. T. Redles, Abilene police department Bertillon espert. Two other men were questioned and held tempora- rily by the Investigators. County Attorney Esco Waller. Deputy Sheriffs P. A. D11U and Ruck Siblej', and Reciies spent most of Thur.sday in Merkel check- ing the burglaries. FIND PLACES ENTERED The burglar or burglars knocked the knob off the safe In Burton- Lingo Lumber company's ofiice. but failed to gain entrance. Ware- houses of Continental Oil, Mag- nolia, Sinclair and Gulf were ca- tered, but a complete check ol the lo be small- was not available. Entrance to each building was made through windows, Jimmied open. Meanwhile officers at Swoelwatcr reported an unsuccessful attempt to burglarize the Higgonbotham- Bartlett Lumber company office there Wednesday night. As In the Merkel burglary, the safe knob was knocked off. but the safe un- entered. Tools, taken from lumber sheds, were found near the safe. UCV General's Widow Passes Funeral for Mrs. R. A. Miller, 64. resident, ol Abilene for 18 years, will be held this afternoon at 3 oclock at the 'First Baptist church wtlh Dr. M. A. Jenkens, pastor, olficiat- lug. The Rev. D. D. Gilmore of Abilene will assist. Burial will follow in the Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Miller died yesterday at 2 P. m. at her home, 1142 Victoria, following a six clay Illness, she was Ihe widow of General R. A. Miller, prominent Confederate died March 3. 1937, Born Ethel Kelly, Feb. 14. 1874 at Llndale, Texas, she attended high school there and was graduated from Denton Normal. For a few years later S'M taught at Linctale and then came lo West Texas where she taught In the; Opiin school and In Ihe Jones county system. On September 19. 1917, she mar- ried Mr. Miller and they moved to Abilene, where she had resided since. She was an active member of the Set Bond KERMIT, Jan. 50. Ira Jones, tilting station worker, was held in Winkler coimty Jail today charged with the slaying of Wes- ley A. Reynolds, about 35. yester- day. Justice of the reare W. B 's Dance For Milk Fund Tonight Woodmen of the World will spon sor a benefit dance tonight at thel hall for the PTA milk fund. All proceeds from ihe evening c entertainment above orcheslra hi will go lo the fund for untiei nourished children. The WOW drill tram ol 16 members has worfcod all week selling tickets for the event and this morning a special commit tec will canvass the business sec tion. Tickets may be obtained at Lin fey pharmacy. Fain pharmacy and Is each. BallingerC-C Presents New Heads At Feed George Clements Introduced As Chamber Prexy By Staff Writer BALLINGER, Jan. Clements was 'Introduced as new president of the Ballmger chamber of commerce at that organization's annual dinner here' torilght. i He' presided to introduce Hun ter and phar- "miclst, as principal akaker Two hundred-fifty for the dinner. 'Other new.'officers'of the cnara' ber, elected_by directors' this after- Sell first vice Flynt, zecand vlce- presidenfi Wix Currle' Jr., treasur- er. MOTLEY RENAMED J. D. Motley was renamed secre- tary-manager of chamber for his Renamed assistant Winnie TraH. Other directors are Frinlc Came- ron, L. C.. Adair, Sam, Benrlnger See BALLINGER, Ff. 16, CoL C Alfred Rumored As Jackson's Successor AUSTIN, Jan. cap- iEal heard a rumor today Gover- nor James V. Allred might be ap- pointed assistant attorney general ot the United States to succeed Robert Jackson. The same report was that Jack son would be named solicitor gen- eral to succeed Stanley Reed, nom- inated by President Roosevelt to be an associate Jusllce of the United States supreme court It's the Mental Agony It Provokes DALLAS, Jan. 99-year sentence takes t starch out of you, Gartfeld Smith has decided. The negro, convicted of murd2f Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee took re cognisance today of the veiy Israel Hirding Noe's fast to attain Immorality and ordered his Immediate removal as dean of St. Mary's cathedral. Dean Noe was shocked but said lale today he been unable to set the bishop because of Ihe lat- Illness and. until he did him, he would not comment. Asked directly If he would con- _______... ssld, -We'll leave until another His removal, under which he may continue to dranr hts salary and live at the deanery for another six months, became effective at once. The removal was ordered on the 19th day ot his fast which he said would prove that "nun can, here and now, put on the fullness ot the Godhead bodity." Doctors said the dean was on the verge of collapse. AVrlling in "kindness and Bishop Maxon said: "I regret (o advise that it Is con- vincingly evident lo me that you be removed as dean of SU Mary's cathedral, xsx "St. Mary's cathedral does represent any particular group Is the church of Itie whole dlocc (of Hfnc-e the mam of living and religious activities the dean naturallr carry the Kt will be advocated by a com- 50 mittee ,from Haskell county In a Ij hearing before the slate, highway commission in Austin next week Sponsors will figures to show Ihat the unfinished unit can be constructed at a savins through