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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®fje Abilene importer -ileitis"Will lour, OR WITH OF FEX SE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I Cl I YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,”—Byron VOL LYU I. NO. 38. Astoria led I’rras (Ar* ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1938.--TEN PAGES Callao Trass it Pl PRICE 5 CENTS Reunion Events Hit Swift Pace In Home Stretch Swedish Bishop Among Notables Joining Throng At Stamford Fete By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer STAMFORD, July 5 - When weary echoes of lightning-like activity from the rodeo arena faded into rhythmic tunes at nearby sponsors ball tonight, the ninth annual Texas Cowboy Reunion rounded the last curve before entering the home stretch. Wednesday is the final day. The wheel of entertainment moved at a fast clip today before 20,000 spectators They elbowed into the heart of a great cow country to glimpse en authentic reproduction of frontier days in West Texas and life today on the thinning cattle ranches.    -    . . .    ...    ..    . From time the morning matinee started at 7 o clock until the nnai whistle tonight, there was no let-up. For rodeo lovers there was something going on in the arena all day, with two regularly scheduled events at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and again at 8 o'clock tonight. The gigantic    __——--- ,    downtown    parade    was    as    brilliant    as WEDDING SMILES AFTER LOGAN FORECAST— Science Learns Secrets Of Skin From Salamander RT HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor PALO ALTO, Calif., July 5 —it—Color pigment is taken from one animal and given to another by a scientific operation developed at Stanford university here, and as a result science has a new idea of the nature of skin coloring. Pigment, it was found, has a certain degree of Independence from the skin it marks. In the new operation salamanders have been made to change their stripes, a feat comparable to causing a leopard to change his spots. The operation was developed by Dr. Victor C. Twitty, professor of biology It is done in the embryonic stage of development, when the salamander is still tiny and colorless Non,, of its organs has appeared yet, except in rudi-mentarv form Out of one of these rudiments, railed the neural tube because it will later become the animal's brain and nervous system. Dr. Twitty takes a tiny bit of tissue The colorless cells they pick up are the ones that later become the salamanders skin pigment. When the operation transfers this future pigment protoplasm to another salamander, In substitution for its own the coloring matter continues to make the same pattern. Second Rodeo Jaunt Planned In response to a special invitation. civic leaders of Abilene last night were campaigning for a large Abilene delegation at the closing performance of the Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo at Stamford today and tonight The bld, received by C. M. Caid well, cam* from W. G. Swenson and L. W. Johnson Although no attempt will be made to assemble a motorcade, Secretary T. N Carswell of the chamber of | commerce urged that Abilene visitors a♦ the celebration call at th** c. of c. office for identifying sticker* and hatbands before leaving.! “It is a fine opportunity to show our friendship for a neighbor city as well as to advertise Abilene," said J C. Hunter, chamber president- “At the same time, those w’ho go will see a marvelous show." Hunter added that many of the large group which went from here Monday failed to gain admission, to the rodeo grounds because of the holiday crush. There should be room for all today, good attendance I but no overflow being expected. the day s shining sun. Oldtimers and celebrities were featured on a noon radio broadcast and a Hereford bull sale was conducted during the afternoon. SENATOR ALSO THERE An afternoon rodeo visitor was Rf, Rev, Edward Rodhe, bishop of Lund Sweden, who has come to Today's Program 8 a rn - Morning rodeo in arena. 8:30 a. m—Old Fiddlers’ contest in city auditorium. Jim Stell in charge IO a. rn —Meeting of Texas Cow boy Reunion association. —Final Judging of sponsors in arena ll:IS a in.—Junior cowboys* contest. 12 o’clock—Chuck wagon dinner for old-time cowboys; for girl sponsors and their escorts. 1 p. rn —Parade. 2 p. rn.—Presentation of saddles to first prize winners in sponsors' contest and old-time cow-boys’ calf roping. - Afternoon rodeo. 8 p rn —Final rodeo Presentation of saddles and other prizes. IO p. rn —Square dance and sponsors dance. I Texas to take part in exercises marking the 100th anniversary of Swedish settlements in Texas. He was guest of A. J. Swenson of the See REI’NION, Pf. 18. Col. I Italy, Japs Sign Treaty On Trade TOKYO, July 5—(UP)—Italy, Japan and Manchukuo, the state I which Japan carved out of Chinese Manchuria, signed a commercia, treaty today. A foreign office communique said the accord was designed to balance, j regulate and increase trade between I the three countries, but did not disclose the terms. It was said to in-| dude a friendship agreement be- j ' tween Italy and Manchukuo. Air Raids Deal Death MADRID. July 5—*/P>—Four persons were killed and 20 injured | today in an Insurgent air raid on j the coastal village of Almenara, six miles north of Sa gun to. Madrid again was subjected to shelling in the afternoon. Garner Nomination Stock Rises PREDICT GREY-HAIRED POPU LATION FOR U. S. IN 50 YEARS WASHINGTON. July 5—    J resources committee. President Roosevelt made public to- i Experts estimated that between night a report predicting the Amer- lees and 1975, the number of per-tcan population, after attaining a < sons 20-44 years of age would inpeak of 158,000.000 by 1988, would crease only six per cent, whereas dwindle thereafter and would con- the number 45-64 years old would sist largely of old or middle-aged increase 69 per cent, people.    Persons    over    65    now comprising The prediction was made by the about six per cent of the popula-committee on population problems tion, will constitute 15 per rent of and was transmitted to the White It in 1980. People under 20, now House by the president’s national about 37 per cent of the popula tion, will be only about 25 per cent {and by a reversal of the diminishing in 1980. “A most striking feature of the population shift predicted for the next few decades," the report said, “Is the increase in the number of older workers relative to the number of young-' er adults." AU this, the committee suggested might be circumvented by relaxation of present bars to immigration birth rate, but in the long run a halt in the population Increase might not be such a bad thing after all. “It may, on the whole," it said, "Be beneficial rather than injurious to the life of the nation. It assures a continuance of a favorable ratio of population to natural resee PO PL LATION, Pg. IO, Col 6 Reorganization Issue Revived By President Senator Asserts Both Texan, FDR Shun Third Term A new Dollar was coined by the elopement of the two young people shown above. Stuart Dollar, 26. grandson of the Robert Dollar of steamship fame, gave his name to the former Wilma Peterson after an elopement to Knox Ind. Miss Peterson, 21 is a Chicago girl. Dollar works In the Chicago offices of the Dollar Lines. v . Callahan Resident Since '81 Succumbs Lacks 11 Days Of Reaching Age 88 Humble s Oiler Up To Estimate Assures Noodle Creek Area Its Third Pay Zone Flowing at the rate of 30 barrels hourly on official gauge, choked in. the Humble Oil Si Refining company No, I Riley Horton Tuesday j indicated production at approximately its original estimated rate. The well definitely assures the opening of a third pay horizon for the southwestern Jones county Noodle Creek area, about six miles northwest of Merkel. It is the first flush producing sand tone to be encountered for the field. No. I Horton was turned Into tanks at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon and made 25 barrels of oil in the first 30 minutes. It had flowed 66 barrels of oil in two hours and 15 minutes through two-inch tubing and 3-4-inch choke BELIEVED IN SWASTIKA It was showing almost as much gas as wells in the Avoca pool, the ratio being about 250 to one. Pressures were at 160 pounds for the casing and 50 for the tubing. The potential gauge will be taken for a complete 24-hour run, storage being available for 1,000 barrels. Production is from a sand believed to be the Swastika, Correlated the same as that of the pay in the Chittenden ranch discovery well to the northeast. No. I Horton is a diagonal southwest offset to the same company's No I I. N. Irwin, producing from Fisher county lime at 2.550 feet. Location is 330 feet from the north and east lines of section 40-18-T&P FSA To Purchase Farms In Taylor Taylor county has been designated as a tenant purchase county for the farm security administration in 1939, the local office has been informed. At present only counties In this area in which farms are being purchased for tenants are Jones and Haskell. Clarence Byrnes, Taylor and Jones counties supervisor, also announced Tuesday that 1939 loans from FSA may be applied for after July 15. BAIRD, July 5.—< Bpi)—Funeral for Mrs. Aphakia Williams, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Golightly in Dallas, will be held from Denton (Callahan county) Methodist church at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Mrs. William*- would have been 88 years old July 16. She was born See WELL GAI GED, Pg in Newton county, Mississippi, in 1850, and camt to Hill county, Texas in 1866. In 1881 she settled at Denton, where her husband died in 1932. Mrs. Williams had been a member of the Methodist church 79 years, and was a charter member of that body in Denton. About two weeks ago she went to the home of her daughter in Dallas. Conducting the funeral will be the Rev. Lloyd Mayhew, pastor of the Clyde Methodist circuit, and the Rev. Dick Bright, Potosi Baptist minister. Survivors Include the daughter, Mrs. Golightly; three sons, W. R of Houston. O H of Lubbock and H. B Williams of Saudi, Arabia; and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Scott of Denton. Delegates Meet To Seek Haven For Refugees Thirty Countries Join Conference Convoked By U.S. EVIAN-LES-BAINS. France, July 5—(Ah—Delegates of more than 30 nations assembled here tonight to I thrash out the problem of shelter -; ing greater Germany's Jews political refugees and would-be exiled at a conference called by President Roosevelt. This constituted the world's first attempt at a round-table conference of nations to settle a rroMem as cid a* the Caesars. Officially styled the Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees conference, the sessions were .scheduled to start at 4 o'clock, tomorrow’ afternoon to discuss means of finding new homes for those who have no place in the third reich. FINANCE FIG PROBLEM Some eastern countries, however, were expected to raise almost as pressing a problem of Jews in Poland. Rumania and Hungary’. (Altogether, some quarters hzve estimated 1,000,000 person** would emigrate from Greater Germany if given an opportunity. Religious Jews in German Austria alone are estimated at persons with some part of Jewish blood in their veins are believed to be a few hundred thousand more.) Myron C, Taylor, former head of the United States Steel corporation, led the United States delegation and was widely mentioned as probable president of the conference. He was expected in American quarters to suggest that South American countries and the British dominions could most easily give a fresh start in life to thousands of anti-nazis. especially those from German Austria w’ho have left or want t0 leave. Finance offered one of the major snags. Germany, who so far has held aloof from the conference, may be asked to allow refugees to bring out of the country all or a larger part of their effects. The conference also must set up plans for financing evacuation and housing of refugees. In some quarters it was said the Jewish Zionist organization would demand that Britain throw open Palestine to 50,000 Jews in 1938, and more in future years. Courtroom Slayer Offers No Defense LOS ANGELES. July 5.—— Arthur Emil Hansen. 38, once wealthy Southern California property owner, who shot two lawyers to death in a courtroom June 22. was held for superior court trial todav after preliminary hearing on murder charges. Hansen offered no defense and arraignment w*as set for July 22. MOWS LAWN ON PANTS' SEAT The lawnmower you've been seeking for lo, these many years, has come to reality in Millersville, Pa Above is Alvin Lodge, unemployed mechanic who Just sat and thought until he figured out how to just sit and mow, too. Lodge took the business section of a regulation mower, placed thereon two motors. Both can be regulated by the control box by his chair. When speed of the two motors is the same, the mower runs straight ahead. By diminishing speed of one or the other, Lodge can make the machine turn right or left. The 100-foot aire Is wound onto a revolving paint can, mounted on the mower, while an old barrel hoop and mixing bowl provide bumper and shock absorber. v wm rn Wm' INJURING TWELVE OTHERS— Cafe Gas Blast Kills Two Flames Cause 512,000 Damage Tragedy Occurs In South Texas City Near Coast GEORGE WEST, Tex., July 5—(AP)—A roaring sheet of flame springing from an ex plodmg fuel gas tank fatally burned two persons here today, injured.12 others, some seriously, and destroyed a cafe, a residence and three automobiles. The dead were Patsy Jean Morris, about six. of San Antonio, and John Lytle, a negro cook in the cafe, both of whom died in the Three Rivers hospital tonight. The blast occured about 3 o'clock as Jimmie Davts of San Antcmio, I truck driver for a San Antonio fuel gas company, was hooking up a hose to refill th* tank in the rear of Rays cafe. HURLS TWO OUTSIDE So great was the explosions force that it hurled two youths en- j tering the cafe back on the side- Descendant Of Eastland's Old Rip' Bests Hardin-Simmons' Speedster EASTLAND. July 5.—-OFI- H J Tanner, secretary of the Eastland chamber of commerce, today reiterated his contention local horned frogs are superior to others in the Southwest- and this time he was backed by the results of a derby in which the Eastland entry was an easy winner. Old Rip III, owned by Norman Durham, went from the center of a 20-foot cercle in 2 2 seconds. Tanner compared this to the derby held at Coalinga, Calif, in which the winner made the race from the center of a 16-foot circle in 2 5 seconds. The local event was held yesterday and a toad was sent from Coalinga to compete It did not cross the finish line "Neither did Cowboy Jr., the Hardin-Simmons university entry, move," Tanner said The winner bears the name of the famous frog which war credited with sleeping over 30 years in the courthouse comer stone here. Woodul Rapped Boosters Prep By Yarborough For Two Fetes Ralph Yarborough, candidate for the office of attorney general lashed criticisms at one of his opponents, WASHINGTON July 5—Reports that Vice-President Garnet* has told friends he will not be a candidate for a third term in hits present office set members of congress to speculating today on his attitude toward heading the 1940 democratic ticket. Senator Logan (D-Ky-, said that if Garner should seek the presidential nomination he would “have much \ support” and be “mighty hard to beat." CAPITAL PAYS HEED Logan predicted flatly that neither Gamer nor President Roosevelt would be third term candidates. “I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that they will not seek third terms.’’ the Kentucky senator said. He added, however, that he had not discussed 1940 candidacies with either. Logan s opinions attracted attention because he is regarded as one of the administration's loyal backers Senator Sheppard (D-Tex), who has been serving in congress with Vice-President Gamer since 1903, expressed interest in the asserted decision of hts fellow Texan not to seek a third term, but said he had no knowledge of Gamer’s attitude. Friends of Gamer said he had been urged by democrats in all parts of the country to he a candidate for the presidential nomination. "His office gets shout 500 letters a week asking him to run,’’ one of them said. Senator Burke (D-Neb) said he believed Gamer would not accept renomination a* vice-president, but would bo in a “receptive mood” if he were offered the presidential nomination.    ^ President Claims Revamping Popular WASHINGTON. July    Tile bitter issue of government reorganization appeared likely ton iglu to play a major part in the 1938 campaigning President Roosevelt made plain at a press conference this afternoon he had not abandoned the idea of revamping the executive branch of the government, despite his defeat on the issue st the last session of congress. The public wants a reorganization bill, he said. He predicted that one would be enacted, to put the government on a business-like basis. Critics who charged that an attempt was being made to clothe the president with dictatorial powers were successful in their fight against administration reorganization proposals in the 75th con- Atillene’s Boosters set machinery in order at a directors' meeting last, 8rf‘ss night to send big delegations from Prior to the press conference, here to the Sweetwater water car-: Roosev elt s last befor* leaving walk, names rapidly destroyed the i lobbying special interests of Texas Walter Woodul, in a speech on the ! nival Friday night, July 15, and to Thursday on a transcontinental Abilene federal lawn Tuesday night. | the Coleman rodeo Wednesday *    **    ^    *■-    «**— He accused Woodul. now lieutenant governor of having served IO, Col. 6 Heat Mark Tied In Seven-Hour Streak For a full seven hours yesterday afternoon, Abilenians experienced IOO degree and near-IOO degree temperatures. At 4 o’clock the mercury rose to 101 degrees, equaling the season record set July 4 Beginning with 75 degrees yesterday at 6 o'clock the temperatures steadily rose. From I to 7 p rn, consecutive temperatures were. 97 , 98, 99. IOO, IOO and 98 degrees. At 9 o'clock last night the mercury had dropped to 88 degrees. I Last night's official forecast offered no respite from the heat with a prediction of and Thursday.” The Weather ASILRNK VMI VICINITY! Cair todav VV irs I TKA SS \M» OKI % MOM A (ifn r tm 11 \ lair todav and Thiir-dm. KAST TEX A Sit lair Iodin and Ttuiro-da» .VKVV Mf MCO SMI \KI7.o\%: Partly f lood\ todav and Thtirndav ; little change In temperature. R.vige of temperature >e»terda> “fair Wednesday A. M.    v HOTH 50 .....      I    ........ IM    I............ J    ............ ta    .............    s  ...... IS    ....   4    ............ * IS    ........  S    ............ IS    .............    «    ............ 7 ti ............ 7    ----*....... ho    .  .......  a    ............ ss    .......   !•    ........... HH    . ........... IO    ........... 51       II    ............ Noon ..... It    Midnight    .    .    . Hight-*) and In weal leniperatur.« p. in. yesterday, JOI-76; value date ago. 9.1-71. Minuet    jenterdav,    7 IU; 3:!H; nAavet todai. TIU r m. 97 OH OO 101 ’.or) IOO OH OS HH one-story building, two automobiles and a truck parked nearby, and gutted a residence behind the cafe. The total damage was estimated at $12,000. Mrs. J M Morris mother of Patsy Jean, was in serious condition from burns: her husband was burned only slightly. Davis and the Morris family were carried to Three Rivers. His condition was critical, Firemen from Beeville, Three Rivers and George West finally halted the fire. W. D. Blackman, a customer who suffered minor ruts and hurts, said he was standing by the cash register when the blast occurred and was blown through the door into the street. Lawn Waterworks Bond Issue Okehed while trying at the same time to serve Texas as president of the senate. Yarborough quoted from the journal of the senate to show that Woodul had twice voted to break ties in favor of a bill that would make it a felony for two or Ynore persons to advise another to ask better working conditions or higher wages of his employer. Quoting from leading Texas newspapers. Yarborough said that Woodul had. in public speeches, compared himself with Jim Hogg, David Crockett and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yarborough, now a district judge night, July 13. Charles W Bacon was made chairman of a committee including E G Wood and Don Waddington, to organize Abilene delegation* to both events. Bacon announced arrange- tour devoted Jointly to politics and sightseeing, the chief executive discussed government reorganization with members of his special reorganization committee. Roosevelt told reporters people do not want to wait another 40 years ments had been made to have a t 10 change the governmental mach   - i * 1 _ _ .     . m    Att*    Awtr    im    *    Va    at    t    Af    affied    am    At special section reserved for Abilen lans at the Sweetwater municipal swimming pool Friday night, July inery in the interest of efficiency He said most representatives who voted to shelve the reorganization 15. That is the night the Goddess measure favored 90 per cent of its in Travis county, pointed out that seat in buses. of West Texas will be chosen and crowned. Dorothy Comer, 16. beautiful and brunette, wil lcompete in the Goddess contest as Abilene’s representative and the Boosters’ sweetheart. Tickets for the carnival and Goddess event will be placed on sale in Abilene within a few days, said Bacon Plans are to send the Abilene delegation to the Nolan county principles but opposed IO per cent of its details. Somewhere between the house and senate organization bills, he said, an extremely valuable law undoubtedly could be worked out. when he began his political campaign February I he took a full leave from that office, without pay. Prior to becoming district Judge he was assistant attorney general. In discussing his record as assistant attorney general, Yarborough reminded voters that he had I - Dorothy Comer will also accompany the Boasters to Coleman the brought about the elimination of Court Gives RulinO the 2 per cent “stoppage ’ deduc- 1 *unnw today. LIKE VETERANS OF STAGE- AUSTIN, July 5 — Attorney General William McCraw today ap- ____     ___    ____ proved a $8 500 waterworks bond is- tion on oil before royalty was paid. On Hardin Annuities sue for the city of Lawn in Taylor “This saved Texas oil producers and county for the purchasing by the , landowners and schools $10,000,000 Rodeo Contestants Appear In Aren a Despite Painful Injuries Bv HARRY HOLT STAMFORD, July 5 -The show must go on! That’* an adage carried on through the years and popularized by circus performers. Actors on the screen and stage oftentimes continue to do their parts, even though they may be suffering no end of pain. V *    * Th? Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo Bas been na exception. Although the boys are classed as amateurs, they act the part of professionals. In the grand entry at the afternoon matinee practically every’ visitor noticed John Selman, arena director w’ho was riding behind the flag bearers, but few knew he had sustained a permanent injry. He roped a calf this morning just as he has Gone a thousand —yea a million—times, yet something was wrong when the orn ery animal hit end of the lariat. John's hand had been entangled in the rope and before it was released. the little finger of the right hand was tom away. A physician standing nearby, hurriedly bandaid the injured member and within 30 minutes Scandalous John was back at work. * • • The crowd cheered loud and long in the afternoon show when Rudolph Middleton, 13-year-old Stamford cowboy, milked a wild cow in 64 seconds. That was a feat for a youngster. But they failed to notice sheer courage his partner showed after getting a nasty fall in mugging the kicking critter After walking from the arena under his See SIDELIGHTS, Pg. IO, Col. 6 city of the waterworks distribution system In the city. The issue, consisting of bonds of $500 each and bearing 5 per cent interest, was ordered by the board of alterman at Lawn June ll. and is dated June I, 1938. The bords mature consecutively June I, 1939 to 1955 inclusive. Slaying At Harlan HARLAN, Ky , July 5 -(/Pi—Lee Fleenor, 34, former deputy sheriff and one of the defendants in the London, K\ , labor conspiracy trial, wa., placed in jail here late today following the shooting of Charlie Reno, 40, of Molus. DALLAS. July 5,-—(4P)—At the time of John G. ardin's death, the annuities accruing to him were his property. Judge W. H. Atwell ruled today as demurrer were being heard in a    suit brought by the estate of the    wealthy philanthropist against W A. Thomas, collector of internal revenue The suit itself will be heard in Judge Atwells court September 15 FERNIE. B. C , July 5.—</P)— and is a case in which the plaintiffs British Columbia police' said late seek to recover tax amounts paid in today bodies of three men trapped Inheritance and other taxes. by    an    underground    mine explosion The ease    is of unusual interest in at    Michel    had    been recovered    that it will    probably present a pano- Eleven other mer. escaped uninjur- lama of the benefactions of Hardin, ed when the blast ripped through who bequeathed enormous sums to workings of the Crows Nest Pass schools, hospital: Coal company mine.    I    other institutions per year," he declared. Earlier in the day Yarborough spoke at Breckenridge. Albany and Anson Today he will appear at the Brady rodeo at IO a rn., at Coleman and Ballinger in the afternoon, and at San Angelo tonight. Three Miners Killed Plane May Hunt Colorado Boats LEE'S FERRY. Ariz.. July 5 — (ZP) —Government expert* revised their opinion today of when a Colorado night of July 13. Tile trip will pro- river expedition might reach here bably be made in private cars, and and discussed possibility of an airsome sort of entertainment will be plane search. arranged to be taken to Coleman with The Nevills party of four men the Abilenians.    and    two women bent chiefly on gathering botanical specimens for the University of Michigan originally had hoped to arrive at Lee’s Ferry July 4 after the hazardous 300-mile trip from Green River, Utah. Buying Tide Ebbs, Stocks Take Loss NEW YORK. July 5—(TP)—After sweeping share values on the stock exchange up more than $7,000,000,-000 in tw’o weeks, the buying tide ebbed in Wall Street today and carried representative shares down $1 to around $4. Figures announced by the exchange after the close showed listed share values had appreciated more than $10,000,000,000 since the bear market lows at the end of March. Final June valuations of orphanages and j listed stocks were the highest since November. ;