Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas
IlwiSILTIXAS MEWSMPERn.tKfjc Abilene Reporter"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR.FOES WE SKETCH JOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"—Byron
VOL LYM I, NO. 42.
AmmIiM PNW (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY IO, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
OIIM PMM (UP) PRICE 5 CENTS
UNDAUNTED BY DELAYS—Hughes Poised For Hop On Globe-Girdling Flight
ON KEEPING COOL—
TALKING OF HEAT WON'T GET JOB DONE; STORES, INDIVIDUALS OFER FORMULAE
—PETS, TOO, CAN GIVE LESSONS
By MAURINE EASTUS ROE
Hot enough for you?
Now, now, that s no way to keep cool, flying into a rage just because somebody repeated that time-tattered summer question.
And ifs no way to keep cool, going around all the time suggesting that ifs hot, says the isychology professor. Try day I reaming about ice bergs and igloos instead, but don t it h e sweltering husband pleads with friend wife) tet to thinking about fur coats. Even he has learned that the fur sales start in July, and he can’t keep cool about that.
After all. a fur coat might be a warm idea. Winter s coming, and there is nothing like being prepared.
But what about right now; what are folks going to do when the mercury seems to have a permanent affinity for IOO and the weather man has the blizzard flags packed away in moth balls?
Here are .some of the answers, gathered by an inquiring reporter
All ages and all
with a face washed clean of face powder and feet clinking like an over-heated electric iron. (We don’t guarantee results; we certainly won’t be responsible for the results.) for the results.)
Go swimming! sizes, they recommend a dip for a real cooling off.
Met a young miss buying a brand new swim suit, all silk and lastex and very smallish but these 1938 models stretch to ! cover a lot. At that they don’t come as near measuring down to the postage stamp jokes on swim suits as the men’s new trunks do. i But this isn’t about styles; ifs how to keep cool.
“Just give me a day when the fish'll bite, and I don’t care how hot it gets.’* That would be the fisherman who had Just found a new bug to lure the big mouths.
“Keep cool—Just drink coffee instead of cold drinks." This was the man at the cafe counter, wiping beads of perspiration from his brow
See FAHRENHEIT, Pg. ll, Col 4
ILL SINCE WINTER-
Justice Cardozo Is Dead
Death Removes Court Liberal
Jurrst Upholds 22 Of 27 Contested New Deal Laws
PORT CHESTER, N. Y., July 9—(AP)—Associate Justice Benjamin N. Cardoao of the United States Supreme court died at 6:40 o’clock this evening at the home of Justice Irving Lehman of the New York court of appeals.
At his bedside were members of
the household and his secretary, Joseph Rauh, who announced the death.
FRIEND OF PRESIDENT
Cardozo had been ill with heart trouble since last winter. In the
OKLAHOMA CITY. July 9.-^” (AP)—President Roosevelt said today the death of Justice Car-.. dozo “came to me as a great personal shock."
"Years ago, when he was chief justice of the high court of New York, I learned to admire and to love him. He had a great soul. The whole nation has lost a constant friend."
last fewr weeks he had spent much time in an oxygen tent.
Justice Cardozo was 88 last May 24. He had long been a friend of President Roosevelt and only today President and Mrs. Roosevelt sent flowers to him.
He came to Justice Lehmans home from Washington in June to spend the summer, after being forced by his illness to miss all the spring sessions of the court.
Cardozo had served on the supreme court since 1932, when he was appointed by President Hoover.
Long celebrated as a liberal, he went to the court as successor to Oliver Wendell Holmes, famed as “the great dissenter."
Before that, Cardozo had been on the New York court of appeals
See CARDOZO, Pg. ll, Col. I
ARILKNE and vicinity) Tartly cloudy today.
WEST TEXAN and OKLAHOMA: Fair today and Monday.
KANT TEXAN: Partly cloudy today and Monday, scattered thunderahonrr* near the upper coati tnduv,
NKW MEXICO and ARIZONA! Knlr today and Monday ; little change In temperature.
Weather outlook for week beginning Monday:
Wet! Gulf alai'**—Mottl.v fair weather. Temperatures near normal on lire matt and tllghtly normal In the Interior.
Range of temperature yesterday:
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p. rn. yesterday. OH and 70; aame date n year ago, SS and HO.
Suntet yesterday, 7:4H; aunrtse today, f:41; sunset today, 7:48,
Colemans third annual rodeo may be much drier than some of the bootlegging gentry of that city anticipated. If not, a new supply Ls going to have to be hauled in between now and Wednesday.
Stock on hand of five beer and whiskey dispensing joints was trucked away yesterday afternoon by John W. Coates, chief of the Abilene district of the Texas Liquor Control board, and seven assistants. Truck is right—Coates had to hire one to haul the confiscated “suds" and “red-eye” to Abilene.
The haul included about 140 cases of beer—products of Bud-weiser. Schepps and Pabst breweries. About 50 bottles of whiskey, half pints to quarts, also made the trip from Coleman to Abilene
The confiscated Coleman liquor was carefully stacked in the L-board office in the Citizens National bank building along with the over 800 bottles of whiskey taken from a Jones county drug store earlier in the week.
Officers participating in the Coleman raids were Coates, Guy Hale, Eastland; J. D. Pelfrey, Brownwood; Bill Strickland and H. Stanley. San Angelo; E. S. Crider and W. C. Allen, Abilene, and Sie Hamm. Big Spring. Charges against those raided will be filed Monday by Coates.
Legion Gathers For Big Spring Session
BIO SPRING, July 9—<£*)—Legionnaires of Texas’ fifth division converged on Big Spring today for theii two-day annual convention. I Nearly 400 were registered tonight, I and more were expected for busi- j ness sessions Sunday.
Todays round of festivities was climaxed with a dance tonight. Earlier, there had been golf. swimming, softball and an informal “stag party." Auxiliary members were guests at an afternoon tea.
Larry Daniel. Abilene, division commander, will be in charge of busine?* sessions Sunday afternoon.
FDR To Name Third Justice
No. Increase Seen For Administration Strength On Bench
WASHINGTON. July 9. — (/SP) — Death of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo gives President Roosevelt an opportunity to make his third appointment to the supreme court.
That appointment is not expected to change the New Deal s strength on the court, however, because Cardozo had favored most administration laws which came before the tribunal.
Appointment of supreme court Justices must be confirmed by the senate, but the president may make a recess appointment.
The two appointments which Roosevelt has made to the court previously were due to the retirement of Justices Van Devanter and Sutherland. regarded generally as members of the courts "conservative" bloc.
Sen. Hugo Black of Alabama was appointed to succeed Van Devanter. and Stanley Reed, former solicitor general anti a Kentuckian, was selected to succeed Sutherland.
Since Cardozo was from New York, there were reports his death might open the way for the nomination of Senator Wagner tD-NY) to the high tribunal. Wagner has bern one of the president’s most active supporters.
Belief was widespread also that a Westerner might be nominated. The section beyond Minnesota now is unrepresented due to the retirement of Van Devanter. of Wyoming, and Sv/herland, of Utah.
WOMAN UNLIKELY Those mentioned prominently in this connection included Federal Circuit Judge William Denman of San Francisco and am G. Bratton of Albuquerque, N. M.. and Justice Harold M. Stephens of Utah, a member of the United States court of appeals for the District of Columbia.
Mob Lynches Negro Slayer Of Marshal
Violence Follows Exchange Of Fire In Georgia Village
CORDELE, Ga., July 9 — (AP) — Chief Deputy Sheriff J. G. Bullington said tonight a negro named John Dukes, 60, shot and killed Marshal F. 0. Epps, 60, of nearby Arabi today and was later lynched by an enraged mob.
YEAR'S FIRST MOBBING Bullington said Epps returned the negro's fire before falling mortally wounded and hit him twice. He said tile negro was in a dying condition when he and Sheriff J. H. Pitts returned to Cordele after investigating the affair and the mob later “seized the negro and finished him off."
Dr. F. D. Patterson of Tus-Kegee institute said in Alabama the reported lynching was the first of the year for the entire nation.
Sheriff Pitts said that after he left, the mob hauled the negro in a truck about a half mile out of town and set fire to him.
The sheriff said Coroner W. E. Mixon of Cordele later held an inquest and a coroner’s jury returned a verdict the negro “came to his death by unknown parties."
Sheriff Pitts said "the case is closed aa far as I an concerned unless something turns up to c|use an arrest."
Dr. M. C. McKinney, druggist of Arabi, said “there were 400 or 500 people" in the crowd “that hauled the negro off."
He said he understood gasoline was poured on the dying negro and that he was burned to death.
Epps sought to arrest the negro for drunkenness. Bullington said. when, according to witnesses, Dukes opened fire and “put four or five bullets" into the officer.
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FDR Endorses Fourth Senator
Throng Cheers Loudly As President Labels 'Alfalfa Bill' A Republican
FORT WORTH, July -9.— (AP) —President Roosevelt arrived here at 11:45 o’clock tonight.
STATE FAIRGROUNDS, OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9 —t)P)—President Roosevelt let Oklahoma voters know today that he would like to have his loyal supporter, Elmer Thomas, returned to the senate.
The president, in his own words, had a “wonderful" day. It was studded with ovations yet tinged with sorrow and surprise. The death of Justice Cordozo was a “great personal shock” to Roosevelt.
•I don't think I have ever seen as many people in one spot as I saw up at Oklahoma City," he said later, adding he had been told estimates * * rn
President Finds Restful Haven
Home Of Son Near Fort Worth Scene For Weekend Halt
Outlook Brighter In Wool As Prices Gain
The wool business looked up in Abilene yesterday with the Lone Star Commission company selling 25,000 pounds for 18 to 20 1-2 cents per pound to E. O. Oglesby of San Angelo, buyer for Hill Si Oglesby.
According to the buyer wool prices have advanced half a cent to I two cents per pound during the past week. In that time there has been a tremendous movement of the Texas clip. Some choice clips have sold as high as 23 cents in the San Angelo country.
The inspector for the credit commodity corporation, George O’Neill, has okehed the Lone Star warehouse for government loans on w'ool. However, little activity in loans is expected.
FORT WORTH, July 9—<>P>— President Roosevelt interrupted his speaking tour tonight to spend a restful weekend in the peaceful surroundings of “Dutch Branch,” the ranch home of his son Elliott.
In the quiet of 268 acres of rolling western range and cultivated fields, the president can find sur-
of the crowd varied from 75,000 to 250.000.
Addressing a cheering fairgrounds throng the president carried one step further his program of indicating his endorsement of New Deal supporters.
“Senator Thomas," Roosevelt said, "has been of enormous help to tpe and to the administration in keeping me advised as to the needs of this state and to how we in Washington can help meet them.”
Thomas, who introduced the president, was the fourth senatorial the back from Roosevelt, candidate to receive a verbal pat on The chief executive had made a friendly gesture to Sen. Hattie W. I Caraway and yesterday he praised Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the ! democratic leader, and Senator Bulkley of Ohio.
Roosevelt spoke beneath a hot.
carrying Howard Hughes on his flight across the Atlantic.
KANSAN TRIES TO GIVE FDR SHOE SHINE
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9 — (TP) An attempt to jump on the automobile in which President Roosevelt was riding through Oklahoma City resulted today in a beating and arrest for Woody Hockaday, 52, Wichita, Kans., who said he merely wanted to “shine the president s shoes.”
A secret service man leaped from the president’s car and swung his fist into Hockaday’s jaw, knocking him to the ground.
Hockaday was booked at the police station under charge of disorderly conduct, and was held for "further investigation.’’
The 52-year-old Kansan said he came bere with the express intention of shining the presi dent’s shoes to raise the first dime in what he said was a program to "restore prosperity to the wheat farmers."
His immediate goal, he said, was a dollar aand a half. He said he intended to get a dime from the% president and then shine the shoes of 14 other notables to obtain the remaining 41.40.
Then, with the ll 50, he said he intended to pay a farmer “the whole business" for a bushel of wheat, make 60 loaves of bread, and sell the loaves for a
ROOSEVELT RIDES IN BORROWED'JOSEPH'S CAR'
KANSAS CITY, Julj (AP)—Th, prrstdrnt rod* In 'Jwph'i cir" ..(aln today.
Joseph is dead. He was 8 when he died June 13. 1934, but his father, John Frank, dealer in second
hand automobile parts, has saved the seven-passenger open car that was his hoy’s pride.
Seven-passenger open cars ars rare now. When President Roosevelt visited here in his 1938 campaign, democratic luminaries scoured the city before they found "Joseph s car" and borrowed the cherished possession from Joseph's father.
Oklahoma City civie leaders found the same problem. Even the state could not produce a satisfactory machine.
Ro "Joseph’s car” was borrowed again for the president’s ride through the city to Fair park for his speech tonight.
The president didn’t overlook Frank's kindness In lending the machine for the campaign visit here. Frank still cherishes that letter from the White House thanking him and mentioning the “tender associations which link this rar to the memory of your greatly beloved little son."
The day that letter came, promising a wreath for the boy’s grave, Frank removed the car from Its
garage and drove it home. But he doesn't drive it often.
He only paid $385 for the machine at a sherif C’s sale in Garden City, Mo., and even before that it had been in an accident and previously it had belonged to Governor “Ma" Ferguson, of Texas.
So it isn’t a new car the president will be nodding from in his trip through Oklahoma City, bul—
It's "Joseph’s car.”
Oldest McCulloch Citizen Posses
BRADY, July 9— < UP)—W. P. Smart, 93, oldest citizen of McCul-louch county, died here today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Ledbetter. A Confederate army veteran. Smart was a native of Whitesville, Mo. Funeral will be Sunday at Mahomet.
Big Spring Crtfsh Clo ims One Life
BIG SPRING, July 9—</P)—Edwin J Kelly, 28, of Fort Worth, one of a I trio of workers injured In an automobile accident last night, died today in a local hospital. He suffer-| ed a fractured skull.
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
CROSS PLAINS—The 57th annual picnic and old-timers reunion will be Monday and Tuesday.
COLEMAN—Third annual Coleman rodeo opens Wednesday night to continue through Saturday night.
SWEETWATER—Annua bathing revue and crowning of the Goddess of West Texas will be Thursday and Frida v.
ALBANY Third of a series of Hereford tours, sponsored by the Texas He’eford Breeders association. will begin here Monday.
MERKEL—Seventh of the free summer rcdeos will be staged Saturday. The trade association has voted to hold two more shows. Expiring a week ago was the regular schedule
BUFFALO GAP—Annual old settlers’ reunion will be held here Friday and Saturday.
RISING STAR -Watermelon festival tentatively arranged here for July 18.
cease from politics in the company of his son and daughter-in-law. and in playful sessions with his i grandchildren, Ruth Chandler and I Elliott Jr.
Where buffalo once roamed and Indians camped, where covered wagons crossed towards the land I of promise in the West, the president's second son and his wife built their home 15 miles southwest of Fort Worth three years ago.
It is a rambling, white brick house of colonial architecture, set atop a hill which has a wooded creek at its base.
To reach the residence, bathed by Texas sunsets and star-lit nights, from the highway, you must cross a typical cattle guard, drive through a crooked road to a barbed wire gate, then down a hill, across a creek bed and up another hill, until you are almost at the front porch.
Out back, there are barns and a studio, which Elliott plans to use as a broadcasting room in connection with his radio work. He and his wife own the Fort Worth Broadcasting Co., Inc^ which controls Sutton KFJZ.
On the property kl a burying ground where several old tombstones have sunk deep into .the earth and are so time-worn that no Inscription is readable. The Roosevelts have examined I the abstract of the land for many years back, searching for some clue ' to the identities of those buried there. The graves are in the shade of an enormous old tree. One tree is growing out of one of the graves.
late afternoon sun.
He drove to the fairgrounds with Thomas and Gov. 5. W. Marland, who is one of Thomas' opponents for the senate nomination.
Once during his talk, the presi-I dent said the governor had given ; "great assistance" in developing a national policy toward oil resources. CALLS MURRAY REPUBLICAN The president made no reference to Gomer Smith, fifth district con-I gressman who also is a candidate for the senatorial nomination. Smith sat on the platform during the speech, as did Thomas and Marland.
The president, following up his recent Washington radio chat, devoted much of his address to a plea for liberalism in government. "America needs a government of f constant progress along liberal lines." he said "America requires that this progress be sane and honest. America calls for government with a soul."
At one point, the president was sharply critical of those “who seek office, sincerely or otherwise, on impossible pledges and platforms— people with panaceas for reforming the world overnight—people who are not practical in an age which must be both practical and progressive.
“Theodore Roosevelt was perhaps a hit rough when he referred to such people as ‘the lunatic fringe.’ Strictly speaking, they are not lunatics but in many cases a little push would shove them over the line." Roosevelt drew his most thunderous applause when he made an Inferential reference to former Gov. W. H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray as being nationally "known as a republican."
dime apiece, making a profit of
But he would not keep the $4 50 for himself, he said. That he would divide equally among the baker, the miller, and the “middle-man."
Hockaday said if his idea worked with a bushel, he figured it would work with 1,000 bushels.
Hockaday said he once threw feathers in the office of Secretary of War Wooding in August of 1934 to demonstrate his peace idea of "feathers against bullets "
Despite Rain, Takeoff Due Before Dawn
$300,000 Journey Atlantic's First Since Lindbergh
NEW YORK, July 9—(AP) —Howard Hughes began warming the motors of his specially built transport plane tonight, apparently determined in spite of delays due to motor trouble to hop within a few hours for Paris on the first leg of a round-the-world flight to beat the record of the late Wiley Post.
The start has been scheduled for late today but, as time wore on while mechanics worked feverishly to iron out all dificulties, the takeoff was postponed from hour to hour,
As midnight approached, rain started falling on hundreds of persons gathered to watch the start of the flight.
Hughes seemed in better spirits than when he arrived at the field.
Then, a stiff south wind was blowing which would have necessitated using the north-south runway, only 3,200 feet long. Later the wind lessened, giving prospect Hughes would be able to use a longer runway to lift the plane which weighs, with its load. 25,000 pounds.
Whether Hogties and his crew of four actually would start tonight—beginning the flight to break Post’s record of 7 day*. ll hours, 49 minutes—or wait until tomorrow was a matter of speculation, even with his personal representative, Albert I. IiOdwick. president of the Stinson Aircraft Corp., of Detroit. Lodwlck announced shortly before midnight, after a conference with the millionaire sportsman:
HE TRACES ROUTE “If Hughes takes off tonight, and he seems determined to do so, it will be between 2:30 and 3 a. rn , EST."
The $300,000 flight—its cost included the purchase of two planes, one of which was discarded—the first over the 3,600-mile great circle course to Paris since Lindbergh flew it in 1927, will take Hughes and four companions around the world unless diplomatic obstacles develop.
At late as yesterday Hughes was tracing on a map his route from Paris to the east coast of Siberia, slight alterations having been made to accomodate fresh advices from abroad.
TO DO ALL FLYING The inside of the plane was crowded by six extra fuel tanks to give it a flying range of 4,700 miles.
Hughes planned to do all the flying on the Paris trip himself. During the hop, expected to require from 22 to 24 hours, Ed Lund, flight engineer, will occupy the co-pilot’s scat on the airliner’s bridge.
The three others, Lt. Thomas A Thurlow, on leave from the army air corps; Harry P. Connor, on leave from the Department of Commerce, and Richard N. Stoddard radio engineer, will occupy the cabin. Connor and Thurlow are navigators.
A Toast To Its Past, Present And Future:
The Reporter-News Salutes Coleman County
As a gesture of good will, for the sake of West Texas neighborliness, and as a tribute to its colorful past and promising future, Abilene and the Rcportcr-News—West Texas’ Own Newspaper — today salute Coleman county.
The Reporter-News takes occas-sion on the week of the third annihil Coleman rodeo to honor its neighbors to the south. The rodeo itself—only three years old—is testimony to the energetic aggressiveness of Coleman county citizens. Already it stands high among entertainment attractions of the sections. Rugged frontiersmen wasted no time in developing Coleman county and its progressive communities; their descendants.
I likewise, have caught the spirit in the rodeo. They have put it over, and this year’s celebration bids fair to eclipse the previous shows for fun and entertainment.
On pages I, 2 and 3 of the second section of today’s Reporter-News will be found the story of Coleman’s four-day rodeo Wednesday through Saturday; of its commercial and industrial eminence; of its farming and ranching progress; of the county’s three-quarter century history; of many other things that will interest not only Coleman readers, but West Texans in general.
It Is the Reporter-News* toast to Coleman county for what it. is today, and a well wish for its future.
Month After Tornado: Clyde, Aided By Neighbors, Starts Life Anew
By GARTH JONES
CLYDE, July IO—The scars are beginning to heal.
On® month ago tonight at 8:30 o’clock destruction swept the little village of Clyde.
Fourteen were killed, 21 homes destroyed, and a loss of $86,815 to property inflicted by a tornado.
Today Clyde lives again.
Once-stately peon trees marred
with twisted and torn limbs are green with foliage. Mutli-colored petunias partly hide the broken foundations of shattered homes.
Gay voices of children at play blot out the memory of that chaotic night when ambulances bearing dead and wounded slewed the sandy streets into a mass of ruts.
Grass is beginning to spread over the month-cjd mounds in the
Disturbed in the midst of his after-lunch siesta. Mayor John W. W. Robbins said. “I’ve never seen a town change so much since that night.”
“First of all,’’ he said, “we must give credit to the Red Cross disaster relief workers for the change. They took hold within a few hours after the tornado and brought calm
out of chaos.
“But on the other hand I think that a great deal of the thanks go to our neighbors in Callahan and Taylor counties. If it hadn’t been for their encouragement and helping hand all might have been lost.
“Now we can truly call Clyde the town that the spirit of neighborliness rebuilt."
Mayor Robbins went on to ex-
. plain that the Red Cross workers contacted every person that was affected by the storm, whether he applied for help or not. Each case was handled independently, and retribution was made accordingly to the value of the property destroyed and to the needs of the person.
If a victim owned his home and was living in it at the time of the
storm, the Red Cross rebuilt the home, refurnished it and attended to the personal needs of the family. For those that wanted to build back better houses the Red Cross contributed part of the cost and let the property owner furnish the rest. Others wanted to build their own houses and save money but
See CLYDE, Fg. ll, Col. 3