Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas
“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron VOL. LV111 NO. 36. ..........— .... ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1938 —TEN PAGES * *>..« r~. ,vm PRICE 5 CENTS
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WASHINGTON, July 4—UP)—Official Washington observed the Fourth of July pretty quietly—all but President Roosevelt.
Back from a week's trip. Mr. Roosevelt had a full schedule of conferences. He must be ready by Thursday night to start on a trip to the west coast.
But tonight he will draw up a chair on the south portico of the White House to watch the annual fireworks display at the base of the Washington monument nearby. Mrs. Roosevelt remained at Hyde Park.
Secretary Morgenthau is at his farm in New York state. Secretary Swanson has gone to his summer camp among the big oaks at Rapidan, Va.
Secretary Wallace is in New York City seeing the sights.
After a day on his Maryland farm, Secretary Ickes will discuss the new Public Works Administration program in a radio address tonight.
Secretary Hull said he probably will drop in at the state department before the day is over but Secretary Roper arranged
to stay at home.
Secretary Perkins is in Europe, and Postmaster General Farley is at his New York home.
Attorney General Cummings arranged a round of golf and will make a speech tonight before the monument fireworks display
Secretary Wcodring, also staying at home, said he would not
light even one Roman candle.
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Thousands Attend Reunion, Picnics; Few on Streets
Quiet of Abilene’s streets the Fourth of July was broken only by the shooting of an occasional firecracker.
Thousands of citizens were picnicking or attending the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford.
Traffic lights were working, but there were few customers. The downtown streets were bear except for an occasional stroller.
The fire department said they had received no calls over the weekend, arn} “hoped they would not get any today.”
Yesterday morning Charles Waler of 2026 North Second street was In an automobile accident, the only casualty reported at noon today. He was in the Hendrick Memorial hospital receiving treatment for lactations on the face and a chest in-j jury.
Police were searching for the driver of a Ford V-8 that motored away after being involved in a collision with another car.
Judge E. M. Overshiner held corporation court at police headquarters today. The courtroom was locked.
Three men charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday nighi and Sunday were transferred to custody of county officers.
Humor was brought into the court when a man. charged with drunkenness, appeared before The judge barefooted. “I was given a suspended fine of 15 Saturday 1 judge,” he said. “On my way out of town somebody stole my coat and shoes while I was washing my
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BOARDS CRUISER HOUSTON FOR GALAPAGOS IS.
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velt will board the cruiser
Houston for a sea voyage to Galapagos Island, thence
through the Panama Canal and to an unannounced Atlantic Coast port where the cruise will end early in August.
etta, o., in cuoiiwCu^u **u.i w», 150tn anniversary of the founding of the first Northwest Territory settlement; at Covington, Ky., where he is expected to give a boost to the re-election campaign of Senate Floor Leader Alben Barkley; and at Oklahoma City and San Fran*
The route of President iwoo.-e-velt’s transcontinental tour, expected to include at least four addresses of major political significance, is shown in the map above. In addition to numerous rear-platform appearances. the President scheduled formal speeches at Mac
Arthur D. Cronin, Boston Insurance broker, above, brought suit against a large Boston bank, alleging the bank switched handling of an $800,000 policy from his firm to another “because it wanted James Roosevelt to get commissions.” The commissions totaled $31,-750, he charged.
Anemia Results From Intensive Work as Teacher
More Than 150 Motorists Moot Death On Highways; Pennsylvania Sets Pace
By The Associated Press.
At least 262 persons died violent deaths as the nation celebrated the 162nd anniversary of its independence, and the toll mounted hourly ai the three-day holiday week-end drew to a close.
Reports from 46 states and the District of Columbia showed more than 150 motorists met death in highway crashes. Approximately 70 persons drowned as dense throngs sought relief from July heat at beach and lake resorts.
There were eleven suicides and at least 31 deaths from firearms, falls, heat prostration and various mis- J —
The toll, while exceeding that of 1 the 72-hour Memorial Day weekend — when 250 were killed, was still far below that of a year ago. Accidents during the Independence Day holidays last year claimed 563 Ih es.
Pennsylvania led the nation with 24 motor deaths, including six mo- I
torists killed in a collision with a £
trolley. j |
Lightning killed one person in £
Indiana, and a 9-year-old boy in j I Mississippi was fatally injured when j I a driverless stunt car crashed I
through a fence at a fair. *
Patriotic meetings, military exer- I
elses and an unusually heavy exo- I
dus of holiday throngs to resorts I
marked the day. j
At every army and navy spot in I I the country and at distant stations, J I guns thundered the longest of all I
official salutes—the 48-gun salute I
' to the union, one gun for each of I
the states. I
Travel from metropolitan centers I
to beaches and other resorts was un- I usually heavy because of the long I week-end holiday. I
New' York, favored by fair and I
warm weather, had the greatest exodus lr. its experience. On Sun- I day close to 3,000,000 persons | thronged beacher and other resorts -in New Jersey, Long Island and I other nearby areas. Coney Island J < alone reported 1,000,000 visitors. The usually teeming sections of New York presented a deserted appear- I
Widow of Music Firm's Founder Dies of Illness
ON PARIS FLIGHT
RUSTY LEADING, I UP Russell Crownover of Stamford was one up on Gordon Young, Dallas veteran, through the first nine holes of their scheduled 36-hole final match for the Abilene invitation tournament golf title today.
Both were over par, shooting 38’s.
Crownover 635 345 543—38
Young.........434 456 444—38
Mercury Yet to Reach IOO Here
Tension Over Czech Minorities Rises
WICHITA, Kas., July 4 —(^—Refreshed after an overnight rest here, Howard Hughes planned to take off today on a leisurely tuneup flight to New York from where he will hop for Paris and probably a world flight.
The millionaire manufacturer-sportsman said he hoped to reach Floyd Bennett field “in seven or eight hours—probably seven. We're not trying for speed and will take it easy.”
Hughes and hts crew of five “just loafed along” yesterday on their 1,200-mile flight here from Los Angeles, on which the giant ship “behaved perfectly.’*
Hughes’ twin-motored Lockheed 14, especially equipped with a maze of navigation and radio instruments, has a cruising speed of 250 miles an hour. He estimated his speed en route here at 178 mile# an hour. The flight was made in six hours, 22 minutes at an altitude of 11,000 feet.
The flier said “I haven’t the slightest idea” when he will take off for Paris. He did not say whether he would continue around the world in an effort to beat the late Wiley Post’s globe-girdling record of seven days, 18 hours, 49 1-3 minutes.
KOMOTAU, Czechoslovakia. July 4—(UP)—Tension over the minorities problem in Czechoslovakia increased today as the result of a new declaration made by Konrad Hen-lein, leader of the Sudeten German party.
Henlein. who had been silent for weeks, told a mass meeting of nearly 10,000 followers that they must fight for their rights as a minority, after the Czechoslovak government announced that it had rejected the most important demands of the Sudeten party.
The German party simultaneously announced that it would refuse the proposals made by the government for decentralization and local autonomy.
Abilene Delegation Off to Stamford
To the accompaniment of screaming sirens, honking horns and cheers, between 200 and 300 Abi-lenians in private automobiles and buses left the federal lawn at IO o’clock this morning for the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford.
Final instruction from the delegation leaders was “when we get to Stamford start making all the noise you can. We want to let Stamford
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Franco Claims Right Of Attack on Ports
LONDON, July 4.—(UP)—Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the house of commons today that Generalissimo Francisco Franco, in reply fcb protests against bombing of British ships, maintained that Spanish loyalist ports were legitimate military objectives for the nationalist aviation to attack.
Franco said that th' nationalists did not single out fcr attack the British ships that chanced to be in those ports.
ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tonight
Eaat Tcxaa: Fair tonight and Tuesday Welt Texas: Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Each question counts 20; each part of a tw'o-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on Page 7.
1. Who is this man who headed a recent investigation into espionage activities in the U. S.?
2. What tvo South American nations have disputed over the Gran Chaco for more than IOO years?
3. Did the National Labor Relations Board certify ta) the CIO, (b) the AFL or (c) a company union as the bargaining agency for Pacific coast longshoremen?
4. In what section of the country has the WPA boosted its pay to unskilled workers?
5. An electrified wire fence is being strung along the Pal-estine-Syrian border ta keep out terrorists. True or false?
the woman, his second wife, as the climax to a family quarrel Friday.
Yoris said Butte told him how he struck his wife with a heavy, wooden pole when they quarreled on the eve of a projected second honeymoon which was to have followed the patching up of a recent estrangement.
“She opened her eyes after I struck her the last time and said ‘kiss *ne good-bye—I'm dying,’ ” Yoris said Butte related.
MI Knelt down and kissed her, and theh she was dead.”
In 1934, the year Butte and his second wife were married, she was named defendant in an alienation
SEATTLE, July 4——A husband who police said fatally bludgeoned his socially prominent wife and then heeded her dying request for a farewell kiss was held today for action by the district attorney.
The slaying, victim of W'hich was Emily Zigler Butte, 58, well known in San Francisco and Indianapolis social circles, ended tragically a romance which once resulted in a $100,000 alienation of affections suit.
Charles Felix Butfe, 58, once wealthy engineer and contractor, was held on an open charge after Detective Captain Ernest Yoris quoted him as admitting he killed