Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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BY INDIAN SEARCHING PARTY—Body Believed To Be McCormick’s Found On Peak
GETTYSBURG, Pa , June 30 _<£»v_Two thousand of the nation’s oldest men—veterans of a war three-quarters of a century ago—were urged today to take It easy “lest they fill the hospitals in this battlefield town by having too good a time.
“It would be a good thing lf all the veterans could be put In a hospital for 12 hours after they arrive, just to give them a rest,” commented Lieutenant Colonel Paul R. Hawley of the U. 8. army medical corps as additional men from the ranks
Wall Streeters Hopeful Of Fall Business Rise
Stocks Retreat Mildly Thursday On Profit Selling
Bv FRANK MACMILLEN
NEW’ YORK. June 30.—-AV-Wall Street turned hopeful eyes todav toward America's business prospects for the second half of 1938 to find Justification for the abrupt swing in security markets which added about $10,000,000,000 to quoted share values on the stock exchange alone in the last ten days of June.
J The June advance was the widest for any month since 1933.
ORDERS ACCUM ULATE In the wake of yesterday’* enthusiastic resumption of the upswing. following a two-day breathing spell, there was a heavy accumulation of buying orders at the opening today and gains were extended as much as $2 or so in leading issues But the sweeping rise, with many I stocks up $10 to $28 for mid-June j prices, tempted cashing of profits, checking the advance and dropping some leaders as much as $3, The I Associated Press average price of 60 stocks at the finish was down j 80 cents for the day at $46.80.
When the closing gong rang, with I moat prices at or near the peak ; levels of the year, and many industrials close to the highest since J early November or longer, there j was one big question waiting to be ; answered in the final six months:
Traditionally at least, the stock market senses s business change weeks or months before It becomes visible to the average I eye and Wall Streeters counted on it to live un to that reputation this year,
»hine transactions on the exchange totaled 24.364 130 shares
compared with 14,004 244 in May' ____
and were the largest for any month 8nd trulv 11 a big crown na this yea- jostled about the grounds in ankle-
Lest Hospitals Be Filled—
AGED CIVIL WAR VETERANS CAUTIONED IO 'TAKE IT EASY'
of the blue snd gray were brought in for treatment.
Most of them suffered from over exertion. None is in serious condition. Pour have been transferred from the temporary army base hospital to the little Gettysburg hospital, which is being reserved for cases needing surgical treatment.
Doctors there said that with the patients already there from the town and county, there was room for only four more of the veterans here for the last reunion of the blue and gray.
Beds have been reserved for emergency use in hospitals in ll surrounding towns Scorning to take their ease, ride in wheel chairs or summon boy scouts and other attendants who await their beck and call, mast of the men who once faced each other as foe?, tramped ceaselessly over the fields where they fought under Lee and Meade.
Encamped separately, the boys of the blue and the gray mingled during the day s trips over the 1,600 acres where 160.000
men once fought.
The opening day of the anniversary week encampment found the stars and bars of the old confederacy flown before the tents of the men from the south.
The flag was raised in preparation for the arrival of General John M Claypool of St. Louis, Mn, commandcr-ln-chlef of the United Confederate veterans.
He had demanded that the confederates be permitted to fly their colors.
Butman Crowd In Festive Mood
Happy Over Rain, Thousands Turn Out For Picnic
By HARRY HOLT
BUTMAN, June 30.—It was a happy crowd of 4.000 that weathered today’s scorching sun and dustladen wind for opening of the annual rodeo and picnic in this community, IO miles southwest of Merkel
The visitors—mostly fanners and ranchmen and their families—were happy because of the splendid prevailing agricultural conditions. Had the celebration been a week earlier, gloom would have been as thick as dirt on Arena Director Jim Co *k. But that was before a rain of from two to eight inches over the territory which the visitors represented.
Coming at a near ideal time -after harvest of small grain—the rain was most welcome as It assures a feed crop and plenty of grass on the range for summer months. With renewed optimism floating over fertile Mulberry canyon, practically everyone took out for the picric and truly it was a big crowd that
SHE QUIT HER LOVE STRIKE
Suddenly deciding to call off her nine-day “love strike,” Mrs Hed Heusaer is shown as she stepped from the house of Rollo Blanchard. Irvington, N.
Y. Shed demanded that he marry her. She found plenty of publicity, including a microphone, awaiting her. With Mrs. Heusser is her attorney, Mortimer O’Brien.
Loyalists Ask For Probe Of Air Raid
BARCELONA. June 30—Til* Spanish government invoked today for the first time the British plan to humanize the Civil war by asking for a neutral investigation of yesterday’s air raid on Blanes.
The request was dispatched to London, as insurgent warplanes returned from a raid on Badalona where at least 45 persons were killed.
In the air raid on Blanes, nine persons were killed.
The government appealed to Britain for the proposed neutral commission to investigate the Blanes bombing as an attack on an undefended civilian center.
Chinese Tighten Yangtze Defense
SHANGHAI, June 30 — /PW--Chinese erected new defense lines today at Kiukiang as the Japanese, driving up the Yangtze river for Hankow, drew tighter their net of men and steel around the Matow-chen boom
Kiukiang is 135 miles down the river from Hankow and 40 miles beyond the barracade of rock-filled Junks and system of defenses which has held the invaders in check.
Chinese military authorities admitted the major Chinese forces had been withdrawn from the defenses to hill positions dominating
deep sand DINNER ON GROUND
Many came early in the morning for a little visiting and a picnic dinner under the scattering mesquite trees, sporting a new bean crop after being killed by a freeze in April. Others came in the afternoon for the rodeo which began promptly a*
2 o'clock as will the second and final show Friday.
Nearly IOO crack rodeo performers and ranch-rodeo boys trudged into the arena to put on a real eight-event show. Many of those cowboys were contestants in the first rodeo held here July 4. 1932. The arena | then was just the wide open spaces and only things on schedule were goat roping and wild mule riding contests,
To Monroe Marburger, Abilene rodeo promoter-performer, went top honors of the day, who won both j roping events—a rare feat in the keep competitive field of today. His time in the Brahma calf roping contest was 16,1 seconds; his first in the wild cow milking contest was accomplished in the slow time of 27.3.
Zelma Herrington, 23-year-old Ranger cowboy, was second in calf: roping with 17.1 seconds; J. L Cook, j youthful Dora ropier, was third, 17.2;
See BUTMAN. Tg. 16, Col. S.
U. S. BRITAIN, FRANCE FREE IO BUILD 45,OOO TON SHIPS
Countries Agree To Break Treaty To Match Japan; Two ll. S. Fleets Likely
End Arguments In Estate Hearing
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PowelTs Have Girl
HOLLYWOOD. June 30—(J*)—An eight pound girl, born today to Joan Blonriell and Dick Powell of the movies in a hospital here, will be christened Ellen.
28 Residents Of Bug Tussle, Bania Caught At Fraud
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 30 —iJPi a complaint that merchandise orders had l>een signed with names of cats, babies and minors brought indictment today of 28 residents of Bug Tussle, a small farming community about 50 miles north of Birmingham.
The 28 were charged with using the mails to defraud.
Several mail order firms charged Bug Tussle residents had obtained approximately $5,000 in merchandise without paying for any of it.
When collectors went to the little community, postal inspectors said, they found the n\er-rhandisr had been charged to children in rn ny cases.
Q.ig Tussle has no post office.
Circuit Judge Robert L. Wiliams, who began hearing the case when he was Eastern Oklahoma federal judge, is expected to decide by autumn the heirs of Jackson Barnett, ’’worlds richest Indian.’’
The claimants come from Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, California New Mexico, North Carolina. West Virginia, Virginia, and Canada as well as from Oklahoma.
Idle Reserves In Banks Increase
WASHINGTON. June 30.—iridic money in the banks increased $120,000,000 to a total of $2,900,000 -000 in the week ended June 29. the federal reserve board reported today.
This sum of excess reserves is the reservoir of credit which the board and other federal and state bainking agencies tried to tap by their agreement last week on liberalized credit and investment regulations.
WASHINGTON, June 30 — PWThe United States’ hands became free today for the building of 45.000-ton battleships armed with 16-inch guns.
An agreement with Great Britain and France announced in London I permits the three governments to build the craft, vastly more powerful
than anything now afloat. The pact arises from reports that Japan was building huge craft beyond the former treaty limit of 35,000 ton*.
As lo the United States, construction probably will be started after four 33,000-ton warships, already decided upon, have been laid down. In addition to these four, two other 35,000-ton craft already are being built, *
ESCALATOR CLAUSI Through invocation of the “Escalator clause" in the 1936 naval treaty, the United States, Britain and France lifted the 35,000 urn limits of that treaty today. Britain declared her intention of building two 40,000 ton ships under the 1938 program and of sticking to that limit if other European powers did so.
To officials here this had the appearance of creating two types of fleet, the Pacific and the Atlantic. In the Atlantic the minimum would br 40.000 tons, in the^acific, 45.000.
The United States cannot possibly lay down the 45,000 ton ships until next year. Plans alone require a year to complete.
Construction Total Tops '37
Building permits for the first six months of the current year show an increase of $273,364 In construction activity in Abilene over the same period OI 1937. according to figures released yesterday by City Building Inspector Tom Willis.
For the first half of this year Willis has issued permits on property construction valued at $587,684 At the stme time last year there had been a total of $314,320.
During the month of June, permits for four business houses and
British Army, Commons Clash
Invoking Secrets Act Against Solon Is Debate Issue
LONDON. June JO——Member after member of England’* ancient! “mother of parliament*’’ rose in heated debate today to defend age- ! old privilege* In a clash with the i army over the scope of the dread I official secret* act.
Under * barrage of words directed against it a* well a* the government, the army was put to rout, at least temporarily.
The tenor of most of the speeches I was reflected in a fighting address I by Winston Churchill, veteran of j | several former cabinets, who charg-! ed the government and the army with using the official secrets act to cover up deficiencies in the na-lienal defense.
Members of the house of commons demanded respect for high parliamentary rights after the house parliamentary privileges committee, headed by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain himself, mildly had rebuked an army court of inquiry. The committee derided the court had usurped commons' privileges by summoning Duncan Sandy*, young M.P. and son-in-law of Churchill, to find out how he obtained secret anti-aircraft data, which he charged was unfavorable to the government, at a time when the house itself was probing the broader aspects of the matter. The army having cancelled its calling of Sandys. awaited action by a secret committee to Inquire into whether members of commons are liable under the official secrets act, with which Sandys said he was theratened if he declined to name the source of his information.
Forester Says Identification Almost Certain
Find Body On Side Opposite Where Companion Died
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M June 30.—(AP)—A body, believed to be that of missing Medill McCormick, Chicago publishing heir, was found on a cliff, north of Sandia peak early this afternoon.
A statement issued by Frank C. W Pooler, U, S. regional forester said
“While positive identification has not been made, it has been established with practical certainty that a bodv fdund early this afternoon I on a cliff north of Sandia peak, Is the bodv of Medill McCormick,’ BODY INACCESSIBLE I “The discovery wa* made by an organized crew of Isle'* end Sand4? Indians, under the leadership of
Rebels Progress On Way To Valencia
HENDAYE. France. (At the Spanish Frontier), June 30.—'A5 — The Spanish government today apparently was fighting a losing battle to keep the Insurgents from pushing through the defenses of the Teruel-Mediterranean highway in the drive for Valencia.
Insurgent field headquarters reported heavily reinforced troops penetrated the government’s lines in two places in the Onda sector.
Marion Peace of the U. 6. Indian service, while working in close proximity to a forest service searching party.
“The body was In such an Inaccessible spot that it will be impossible to recover it until late Friday.
“On the basis of present information. it now seems that Medill McCormicks body was found approximately on the opposite side of the cliff from where the body of Richard Whltmer was recovered last Friday.”
McCormick was the possessor of an income which enabled him to Indulge his tastes in travel and ad-| . .nture Mountain climbing was by no means the last of these hobbies, and he climbed during his young life all over the Rockies.
LEFT JUNE 22 A week ago Wednesday, on June 22. McCormick in the company of Richard Whltmer, 20, left his mothers big ranch house on the outskirts of Albuquerque to climb towering, mile-high Sandia peak, considered by expert climbers as one of
see McCormick, p*. i6, c«l 5.
Senator Flays Political Use Of Relief Funds
Walsh Denounces Dragging Relief Of Human Misery' Into 'Gutter Politics'
WASHINGTON. June 30.—(A* -Senator Walsh (D-Mass). member of 1 the senate campaign funds committee, denounced any political use of relief funds today as dragging “the relief of human misery” down to the level of “gutter politics ”
Walsh began his statement by mentioning a recent speech in which Aubrey Williams, deputy WPA administrator, called on relief recipients to keep their “friends” in power
As a committee member, Walsh said, he would make no comment
on this remark, but as a democrat - *
he was ''constrained to say that rn Au/xie r\ Al I CEM
anyone using federal funds to in- wKvJVv IN CL# ULLIN
fluence voter was a “traitor to -—-
President Roosevelt and the democratic party.”
NO ACTION ON WAGE HIKES
His statement was issued Just after’ the committee had decided to take no further action on the Williams speech which, earlier in the week, it called “unfortunate ”
The committee also approved a questionnaire to be filled out under oath monthly by all senatorial candidates, asking whether they used. or had any knowledge of the use of federal funds to influence their election.
The committee derided that, larking sperific complaints from any candidate, it could take no action “at this time” on the recent PWA wage increases in Kentucky and Oklahoma, where Senators Barkley and Thomas, administration democrats, are fighting for re-election.
NYE ASKS PROBE From Senator Nye <R-ND», apparently victorious this week in a primary contest tor renomination, the committee received an appeal that regardless of the outcome of the election, it Investigate suggestions of voting irregularities. Nye said he had been Informed of "repeat voting” in several communities. Earlier in the week he charged misuse of absentee ballots but said today that this was confined to a few counties.
Regarding WPA wage increases, the committee pointed out 'hat, other states than Oklahoma and Kentucky received increases, including two slates In which there was “no primary or serious election contest." It also said the law provides that prevailing rates of Parshall be taken into consideration in establishing WPA wages Harry Hopkins announced that he had ordered “punitive actton taken in Kentucky against a WP.‘ foreman accused of trying to swing WPA workers to Senator Barclay. Another WPA straw tx*? in the state had been warned to refrain from politics, Hopkins ad-1 ded.
$56,000 Worth Of ~~
BALLINGER. **ne SO—Shown above Is Wesley Reese, 8-year-old brunette, who was crowned queen of the 52d Ballinger birthday party at the historical pageant Wednesday night by FYank Dickey, local attorney. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Reese of Ballinger (Reporter-News Photo).
; Open Drive For Reunion Envoys
Record Crowd Of Trippers Goal Of Sponsoring Urvts
21 residences have totaled $28,450, MUSKOGEE. Okla , June 30 A*) ^0 less than June of 1937. It was
year with the exception of February
000,000 estate which an illiterate When only $17,724 in permits was is-
Creek Indian left at his death end- sued
ed arguments today after four years Junp called for new con.
Warns Of Disease
AUSTIN. June 30—1.^—Undulant or malta fever, a disease contracted from rattle, hogs and sheep which are Infected with contagious abortion. is spreading rapidly in Texas, the health department warned today.
struction valued at $22620, alterations on standing buildings at $5,-540 and repairs of $290
Silaging Of Grain Sorghums Asked
The West Texas chamber of commerce is sending an official request to Marvin Jones, chairman ot the congressional agriculture committee. for a change in A A. A regulations so that grain sorghums grown on retired land may be si-! laged.
Under the present farm program regulations, the grain sorghums grown on retired land must either be graced or cut for hay. “West Texas has a bumper gram sorghum crop in praspect." D. A, Barnum WTCC manager, said Thursda It will be a definite help to our West Texas farmers if they arr allowed to store that crop in silos without I losing benefits from the 5* Ic rn I farm program.
Unfavorable Trade Ratio For Japan
TOKYO. July l—< Friday)—The finance ministry reported tody that Japan had an unfavorable foreign trade balance of $56.776200 during the first six months of this year Imports were listed as $430,070,000 1 and exports, $373,293,800.
Non-Intervention Parley Is Called
LONDON, June 30— ZP—A meeting of the complete non-intervention committee has been called for Monday when 27 nations will be asked to give final approval of a plan for evacuation of foreign soldier* in Spain,
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8.000 Hear O'Daniel At Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI. June 30 — P —A crowd estimated at between
8.000 and 12,000 people heard W. Lee O Daniel and his Hill Billy boys open O Daniel s campaign for governor in South Texas tonight.
The audience, many times the size of any attracted by any other candidate here this summer. Jammed Artesian park In downtown Corpus Christi, overflowed into the streets and brought out city police and state highway patrolmen to handle the heavy traffic.
O’Daniel spoke and the Hil! Billies sang and passed the hat for campaign contributions. He rapped the professional politicians, described the method of old age pension payment as th? burning issue in this year's campaign and promised an administration, if elected, i that will appeal to business men.
ROGGEN. Colo., June 30—Pi-More than $56,000 worth of blooded Hereford cattle stock passed un- | der the auctioneer s hammer today during the second day of the dispersion sale of the famous Painter ranch herd.
Painter’* Domino C366. destined for the San Carlos Indian agency herd at San Carlos, Ariz., brought the top price of the day, $3,650 The second best price was the $1,025 paid for another bull. Improved Anxiety. The 522 animals sold yesterday and today averaged $170 a head
EVERYONE'S TALKING IT—
CANDIDATES' PROMISES STIR PENSION INTEREST
Brooks Denies He Quit State Race
Dallas Candidate Pushing Campaign
DALLAS June 30 —<Pv— Pierce Brooks, candidate for lieutenant-governor, denied tonight he had sent a telegram to Vann Kennedy, secretary of the state democratic executive committee, which Kennedy -‘'aid, announced Brooks’ withdrawal from the race.
Brooks said in a statement that he had “not considered in the least withdrawing from the race” and that he was pushing his campaign vigorously.
Campaigners Slate Speaking Date Here
Bv HARRELL E. LEE stale's pension load around $34,000
AUSTIN, June 30 Pi -- Intent! OOO a Near.
in the old age pension question is at a new 1938 high in Texas because of the promises of virtually all candidates for governor to hand out more money to “the old folks '
Some of the campaigners want to give every aged person qualified under the constitution the maximum $15 a month state money regardless of his financial condition. Others propose substantially higher grants to those in need.
Claude D Teer, chairman of the state board of control, estimated todav the giving of $15 a month to everyone past 65 would increase the
“I has been calculated,*’ he said, “that Texas has 265.000 residents over 65 years of age. I imagine around 20.000 would be barred by not having lived in the state five of the last nine years of some other constitutional restriction,
C. D Glaze of Dallas, campaigning In West Texas for Pierce Brooks, received a telegram here yesterday afternoon from Brooks declaring there was “absolutely no foundation to the rumor” he had withdrawn from the race for lieu-traUve expense is limited to five per tenant-governor.
cfm rf the grants. Glazt is tr»v«Un* with Pay Ham- „i™« „ ,. n , .
, Latent figures received here from urond abo of Dadas, who will speak ; ga* DELEGATION, fg. 1>, CO. t. ' . .rn behalf of Brooks’ candidacy r. I“I
..... federal social security board gaturcjay night at the federal lawn. HgOuS Exchange
A grant showed Texas already was pension- Hammond quoted from the tele*- |
ing $1 543.260 and averaging approximately $13 75. Half of this was furnished by the state and half by the federal government. Admlnis-
Abilene is going to have a delegation for opening day of the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford July 4, and the Abilene Booster club and Traveling Mens association have set themselves to see that the delegation Ls the largest In the history of the event,
A special committee meeting has been called early this morning to arrange details of an intensive drive to secure delegates for the trip. Aa soon as the meeting has adjourned, committeemen will start the solicitation.
All members or the Booster club and all members of the Traveling Mens association are to be contacted by telephone and urged to join the delegation. Most of the business men are to be solicited personally by one or more represen-;ath es of one of the organizations. But lack of personal invitation does not mean that anyone is unwanted on the trip.
Persons driving automobiles are to make up a motorcade, and all persons who do not have automobiles but want to attend the reunion have been urged to make reservations for a place in one of the buses chartered for the trip. Reservations may be made at Frank Myers drug store in the Hilton hotel, or at the Booster club office lr the lobby of the Wooten hotel.
For those making the trip by bus, a round trip ticket will cost $1, ticket to the reunion grounds and rodeo will cost 7o cents, and lunch at the SMS chuck wagon will be i 35 cents. The rodeo tickets may be purchased at the same time that reservations are made for the bus.
The Traveling Mens association has also made reservations ofr rooms at both the Stamford and I Cooper hotels. These rooms will be open to all women of the Abilene
of $15 a month to 245,000 would J ins a larger percentage of its aged total $3,675,000 monthly or $44,100,- i residents than 90 per cent of the
OOO yearly. The present state old age pension cost, including administration, is about $10,000 a year."
The number on the Texas old age pension rolls this month was 112,204. They received grants total-
other states. The Texas percentage was 39 6 compared with the national average of 20 9 Texas, however, was below the national average monthly grant of $19 34.
gram Brooks' eiaim that he Is Reading in the race and a chargj ~ opponents are “attempting us up.”
Cerning here from San,
Glaze and Hammond sa] would move on to Sweet i Lubbock today.
NEW YORK, June 30.—UP)—The Lw York stock exchange today .-year-old William McChes-Jr„ as Its fingt paid ssing over a list of 200 luded prominent ca^MMdness