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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas VEST TEXAS' * owi«r • lEftSMPER st VOL LYU I, NO. 43. tKje Abilene porter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AWI GOES,’’—Byron ® ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JUL^ IL 1938—8 PAGES !★★★ EVENING inNiiti rnw <Ar> OUM PrwM (UP) - PRICE 5 CENTS a_ IN RECORD 16 AND HALF HOURS titHughes Streaks to Paris, Delays Hop for Moscow Flush Output Assured for Throck Field Wildcat Heads Over 60-Foot Spudder Mast Flush production believed to be from the Ellenburger lime, lower Ordovician, was assured for southwestern Throckmorton county’s first deep pool today after the Jones Si Stasney and Groover Si Rose No. I Charles T. Brockman headed oil 40 feet over the top of a 60-foot spudder mast Sunday. The well was first opened for four minutes to unload gas, showing an increase over the original estimate of one million feet daily, and reopened to flow a solid stream of oil for 12 minutes without decreasing in rate. It was shut in again to await arrival of two 250-barrel storage tanks. The wildcat, 32 miles north of Albany and about 18 miles southwest of Throckmorton, had encountered oil Friday midnight at 4.703 feet in white lime, and was drilled to 4,706 1-2 feet, total depth. Samples were being checked by Humble Oil Si Refining company and Forest Development Corporation of Abilene to determine whether the formation was Marble Falls lime, lower Bend, or Ellenburger. Five-inch casing had been set to 4,436 feet, with open hole to the bottom. Operators had not decided whether to attempt underreaming it to the top of the saturation or to set a four-inch liner. CENTERS BLOCK The wildcat is near the center of a 4.000-acre block for which geology was worked by A. V. Jones and H R. Stasney, Albany geologists credited with the discovery of the Avoca field in northeastern Jones county a year ago. Half interest is held by the contracting firm of Groover Si Rose, also of Albany. Direct offset acreage is held by J. G. Hammond Inc. of Fort Worth and the Cortez Oil company of Tulsa, Okla , and other acreage holders include R. P. Lake, Wichita Falls, B, C. Manton et a1, Panhandle Refining company, Owen M. Murray and associates of Dallas, Humble Oil Si Refining company, ALLRED NAMED FDR Reveals Selection at Wichita Falls U. S SHOOTIN' IRONS LEFT AT HOME FOR FD's VISIT AMARILLO. July ll.—UPL-Frolics from all over the plains are coming into Amarillo today to greet President Roosevelt. Hundreds are garbed in cowboy duds, but they are obeying a plea from Chief of Police W. R. McDowell "to leave your shootin’ irons at home.” Plains people deck out in cowboy regalia for all kinds of special events—and the visit of the president is no exception. While carrying firearms has been illegal In Amarillo since 1900, they have been allowed to wear "hog-laigs”—lf unloaded, of course—on special occasions. Chief McDowell said, however, that “on this occasion we’ve got to draw the line.” Streets in Amarillo were crowded this morning even before the president left Fort Worth and scores were ‘‘camping out” in Ellwood park, where the president will speak. They took their lunches with them so they could hold their places for tonight. HE WANTED TO 'SHINE FDR'S SHOES Writhe Merkel's Fire Chief Expires Injuries Received In Crash Near Ballinger Fatal BALLINGER. July ll—(Spl) — Carlton Vick. Merkel fire chief and owner of the Vick Drug store at Merkel died in Halley-Bailey hospit- pared to say Will Not Take Office at Once Governor Says WICHITA FALLS, July 11-President Roosevelt came to home town of Governor James V. Allred of Texas today and, facing an audience of the governor's home town citizens, announced that he is appointing Allred as United States Judge for the southern district of Texas, a place created by the recent act of congress. Allred has been mentioned for the post ever since legislation establishing it was first mentioned, but Senator Sheppard had endorsed Harris of Galveston and Senator Connally had endorsed Walton Taylor of Houston. It was the second judgeship President Roosevelt has filled in Texas and both have been personal appointments. He named Judge Whitfield Davidson of Dallas as judge of the northern district early in his term. The president called Governor Allred to his private car shortly after leaving Fort Worth and told the governor he was to appoint him. Senator Connally, who had stuck with Tayloi untl the last was also called to President Roosevelt's private car about the time the president’s decision was reached. Allred said he would take the office. Asked w-hen, Allred said that he would not go on the bench immediately. He said he was not pre-whet her or not he JUDGER. S. Gunboat Lies in Nippon Bombers’ Path Japs Shelling City 3 Miles Below Craft Woody Hockaday, Wichita, Kas.. who said he just wanted to "shine the president's shoes.” was beaten to the pavement when he tried to leap on Presi dent Roosevelt’s auto at Oklahoma City. Here a police officer goes lo the concrete with him. Hockaday was ordered held for investigation. SHANGHAI, July ll—(UP)-The United States gunboat Monocacy lay in the path of Japanese bombing planes today as Japanese infantry drove within 135 miles of Hankow, China's interior capital. With 46 officers and seamen aboard, the Monocacy was about three miles above Kiukiang which the Japanese were shelling in preparation for a siege. Japanese naval authorities said that the gunboat had attempted to move far above Kiukiang and get clear of the danger none but was forced t' turn back because of Chinese mines in the Yangtse river. Then, according to the Japanese, the Monocacy anchored three miles above Kiukiang. the next objective in Japan’s march on the capital. It was believed that a British gunboat, the Cockchafer, was maneuvering in the same vicinity. The Japanese expressed gratification that foreign naval authorities had "acquiesced” to their demands to get out of the danger zone, but Slight Crack Discovered In Tail of Plane Ambassador Bullitt Greets Aviators; Hughes to Continue Flight Tomorrow - PARIS, July ll.—(AP)—Howard Hughes, after spanning the Atlantic—New York to Paris nonstop—in less than half of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh’s time, was delayed tonight on his globe-girdling flight by bad weather and slight damage to his big twin-motored monoplane. He announced that he would not take off for Moscow on the second leg until tomorrow. The American flier had hoped to be off for Moscow within two hours after landing from his record-shattering crossing, 16 hours 35 minutes from New York. But at the last minute a slight crack was discovered in the tail of his plane. HUGHES AT CONTROL Hughest himself was at the controls when the plane was wheeled to the runway late in the afternoon preparatory for the takeoff for Moscow. But he wheeled it back into the hangar. The delayed start gave mechanics time also to straighten out a troublesome rudder control and a snarled antenna wire which had hampered radio communications. Just before the plane was returned to its hangar, United States Ambassador William C. Bullitt went up to it to say goodbye ” "I"— " , T "wZ':. 1'':' — I "Wait a minute,” Hughes shouted, there was no indication that Amer- ,itlck flround> j may need you.» would finish his term. a1 here at 9:15 this morning from a broken neck and fractured spine. suffered in an automobile accident C'r\r\(*r fnivpc FP) near here early Saturday morning. I v-’ur Uives 'LZ Vick. 33, had been a resident of Basket at Bowie Merkel for about 15 years. He had j been connected with the fire department since 1929 and was made chief about seven months ago. He was the third Merkel fire chief to die from motor accident injuries since July 2. 1937. On that date, Jimmy Toombs succumbed. A few months later, on October 19, W. W. Eason Oil company of Enid, Okla . : Woozencraft died from injuries re and the Grisso Royalty Corporation of Oklahoma City, Okla. Eason Si Grisso hold about 640 acres, Humble 620 acres and Jones Si Stasney retain approximately I,-400 acres in the block. The test is one of several which were started on a northeast trend play from the Avoca field which took in parts of Shackelford. Haskell and Throckmorton counties. No. I Brockman is 660 feet from the south and east lines of section 95. Comanche Indian Reserve. Slips From Arms of Mother, Baby Dies NEW YORK. July ll — (UP) — Mrs. Sally Glantz of Brooklyn, held her seven-weeks-old son out of a window of her fourth-floor apartment. "Smile a Mrs. Sussman," she said. Mrs. Lillian Sunman, leaning out of her own window across the court, grinned coaxingly. The infant slipped from its mother's grasp. It was killed when it struck the ground. ceived when the Merkel fire truck overturned.    . Vick, Bill Hamm and Woodrow Wilson, all of Merkel, were returning about five o'clock Saturday morning from San Angelo. Near Old Runnels, five miles from Ballinger. they collided almost head-on with the car driven by    Lloyd,    rural    j mail carrier of'Ballinger. Vick was the only one seriously injured, the I others escaping with minor cuts and bruises. He Is survived by his wife, one child, three brothers, Jennings of New Mexico; Huey, who farms near Merkel; and Lloyd, who was associated with Carlton in the drug business; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Der-stine and Mrs. Mac Tucker, both of Merkel; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Vick. Funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning. ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TRAIN EN ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Calif.. July ll —• ZP)— Piesident Roosevelt recalled to towns people of Bowie. Texas, today that Amon Carter, Fort Worth publisher. once sold sandwiches there to passengers on stopping trains. Carter presented the chief executive on the rear platform of the ten car presidential train with a basket of what the publisher described as "chicken and bread.” Carter added See FDR, Pf. 7. Col. I What is Your News I. Q.? Each question counts 20; each >art of a two-part question. IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3. 1. Who is this man who has gone abroad in connection with spy activities against th# U. S.? 2. What Astor in-law recently applied for a WPA Job? 3. How old will the Spanish civil war be July M? 4. With (Bhat country, a World war foe, did France recently slg% a military agreement and treaty of friendship? ♦ JI Was Siiftanne Lenglen (ai a Freneb motion picture star, < b) tennis champion, or it) a dress designer? # w { « » Old-Timers' Picnic On At Cross Plains CROSS PLAINS. July ll.—The roads of Callahan and surrounding counties led to Cross Plains and the 57th annual picnic-old-timers reunion today. An old-fashioned picnic was in full sway this morning in shade of the cool trees about the grounds. Candidates were on hand for the two-day event, as were cowboys from a wide area. The first of four rodeo performances was scheduled to begin at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The night performance will be at 8:15 p. rn. Two performances will be held at the same hours Tuesday. Waste Charged to Education Dept Solon Probes File Report DALLAS. July ll.—(UP)—A report charging the Texas state department of public education with "waste and extravagance'* was filed with the chief clerk of the house of representatives today by a house investigating committee. The report was filed by Rep. Bowlen Bond of Fairfield, chairman of the committee, at the Dallas office of Mrs. Louise Phinney, chief clerk of the house. Investigation was incomplete it was admitted, due to exhaustion of funds. Excerpts from the statement said: "We find that a general policy of waste and extravagance has been pursued by the department of education.” "We find that it is a very common practice among the different divisions of the department of education to have employees working in one division carried on the payroll of another division in order that their salary may be lowered or raised as the various division heads might see fit.” BRITISH PATROL KILLS IO IN AMBUSH NEAR MOUNT TABOR Telephone Communications Cut Over North Palestine as Clashes Continue JERUSALEM. July ll. (£*>—A patrol of British troops and Pauline police today killed IO members of an attacking band and wounded many others as it beat off an ambuscade near Mount Tabor, Biblical home of the Prophetess Deborah. One Jewish supernumerary constable was killed and another wounded and two British soldiers wounded in the battle waged in the village of Dabbourieyeh. A large band, hidden in ditches alongside a road, opened fire on the patrol. The soldiers and constables returned the fire. It was believed they killed two of the attackers. Countrywide reports reaching the Jerusalem central police headquarters showed five Jews were killed and eight wounded in outbreaks of violence Sunday. The second w’eek of the Holy Land's newest wave of bloodletting found telephone communications cut over the whole of north Palestine, including Nazareth. Tiberias and other centers of the Galilee district. Police and marines tramped the streets in tense Haifa. All Arab shops were closed. Night fires broke * WINDSOR. Eng., July ll. t/F>— out in Jewish property near the cheered by the fact that King Arab market area, but were quickly brought under control.    I    Oeor*e    sP*nt    a 9ulet night. Queen A 24-hour curfew was imposed at lea, British and other foreign naval officers had done so. JAP REQUEST SPURNED It was recalled that just a month ago Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, commander of the United States Asiatic fleet, flatly refused a Japanese request to get American warships off the Yangtse. There were Indications that American and other neutral naval authorities again would reject the Japanese request that they evacuate and paint their warships red so that they could be easily distinguished by Japanese aviators. Amerlcar navy men said the United States policy was not changed. It was. in effect: “We will avoid danger whenever possible. But we will protect Americans at any cost.” American officers denied the Japanese assertions that the Monocacy was forced to turn back down the Yangtse above Kiukiang because of Chinese mines, ft was known, however, that the Chinese have laid many mines In the Yangtse. The Japanese said only three days ago Weather reports placed the ceiling at from 1.800 to 1,000 feet with a fine rain making visibility bad. Airport officials said unfavorable conditions prevailed from Paris to Berlin.    ‘ He and his four flying companions rested while airport aides supervised refueling. For the landing from New York the airports official control time was 3:55 p.m., Greenwich time (9:55 a m . C8T>, figured from the moment the propellers stopped HUGHES OUT FIRST Hughes was the fhst of his crew to alight. He was evidently tired, but had a broad grin on his face Before coming out he had taken the trouble to put on a necktie and place a hat on his head The flight leader was followed by I the other four airmen. “We had a fine trip,” said Hugh es. French air officers stepped up to pat Hughe? on the back and touch I his hand. Bullitt introduced his army and that they had removed close to 300 naval attaches and French officers mines as far up the river as Hu-kow, which is 160 miles from Hankow. Americans Imperiled In Kiukiang Shelling SHANGHAI, July ll — (UP) — Americans were endangered today when Japanese war ships shelled the city of Kiukiang, 135 miles south of Hankow on the Yangtse river. American naval authorities re-, ported that IO Americans failed to Elizabeth motored to Buckingham board the U. S. gunboat Monocacy King George III With Influenza Tulkarm. Armored cars of Britain's mechanized army rumbled back and forth through Jerusalem, tensely on guard. At least 282 victims of bombs, stones and sniping since the outbreak July 5 were counted before the ambush of the patrol near Mount Tabor. They included 45 Arabs killed and 145 wounded; 21 Jews killed and 71 wounded. Gerald Mann Will Talk Here Tonight I palace today from the royal lodge at Windsor wnere the monarch is ill with gastric influenza boid Dawson of Penn and Sir John Weir, physicians attending the king examined him during the morning. The queen packed her two daugh-j ter-princesses off to London yes-! terday and spent the day nursing her husband and administering the diet of milk his doctors ordered. At Buckingham palace it was stated officially that the king's condition had Improved but that it j would be necessary for him to rest a few days. TEXAS HERMIT IS NEW TITLE Second Expedition Starts Down Corge As First Prepares to Resume Jaunt Gerald C. Mann of Dallas will continue his West Texas campaign for the office of attorney general tonight at 8 o'clock on the federal Preceding his rally at the federal POR GARNER lawn. Mann will talk over station * v KRBC. His radio speech is slated for 7 o'clock. The Weather LEE'S FERRY, Ariz., July ll —(UP) — A second expedition reported on its way down the rapid-filled Colorado river today while another boating party prepared to resume its travels. At Hite, Utah, 162 miles upstream from this outpost, three men—Dr. L. F. H. Lowe, Princeton university professor, Harold Hartshorne, Jr., Princeton student, and Dave Rust, veteran river guide — were reported to have started lfetwo smal1 homemade boats. The ma hiked to the remote river croiWng. 50 miles from tfcie nearest town and IOO miles a telephone.    9 Meanwhile, the Nevills party, first of the rive'r explorers, be gan loading three boats at Lee's Ferry for a plunge down the dangerous Grand Canyon to Lake Mead at Boulder dam. The party arrived here Friday after a perilous 18-day journey from Green River, Utah. Norman D. Nevills, leader of the group, went to Mexican Hat, Utah, today to obtain more supplies and store botanical specimens gathered during the trip. The other members of the party, Dr. Elzada Clover. University of Michigan botanist; Lots Jotter, 25-year-old assistant to Miss Clover; and W. C. Gibson, San Francisco photographer. worked on the boats. Nevills said the trip would start tomorrow or Thursday. A KILEN K and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Tucsilas West Tcvaa Fair tonight and liicaaay. except probably local thundershower* rn extreme west portion Ka*« Tex**: Partly cloudy tonight anJ Tuesday. Highest temperature ye*terd«v .    *7 ixiwest ti mperature this morning    .74 TEMPE. RATI'RES Mon. CLOUDY 7    p.m.    7 a.rn Dry    thermometer    {>4    A    74 Wet    thermometer    73    W    AS Relative humidity    35    AO UVALDE, July ll. (UP) — Vice President John Nance Garner was at his Fair Oaks home today, far removed from the Texas cities where President Roosevelt's special train attracted thousands. Garner's friends have a new name for him “the Political Hermit of Texas.” Instead of going to Fort Worth or Amarillo, where most of the state's politicians were assembled. Garner remained at his home with his pecan orchard and his chickens. Through his clerk, Louis Friday, Gamer said that politics had no place in his vacation. He came on this vacation, he said, “for a rest and to look after my property.” Garner usually arises at 6 a. rn. dresses and has breakfast After reaaing his newspapers and mail he walks down town for his regular morning shave. One subject that he and his friends never discuss 'Is politics. when it moved up the river to a point three miles beyond Kiukiang. The Americans included the Rev. Jacob Frick, Nekoma. Kansas. Floydada Man Is Drowned in Lake LUBBOCK. July ll— <*> —Lloyd Bartlett, 2fc, of Floydada drowned Sunday night at Buffalo Springs lake, large artificial body of water IO miles southeast of Lubbock. With four other persons, Bartlett was riding in a boat. It overturned and he attempted to swim ashore. His body was found, clad in bathing trunks, several hours later. Mr. and Mrs E. B. Green and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Williams, all of Lubbock, survived. The Greens and Bartlett were In the boat when it was overturned. Williams was swimming nearby and Mrs. Williams had got in another boat. The Greens held to the bottom of the boat until help arrived. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at Koree, Knox county. to Hughes and members of his crew in turn. The five fliers, accompanied by the ambassador, went to the airport commandant's office after police succeeded in cutting a pathway through the dense crowds which were shouting; "Vive les Ameriq.alns!M "Long liva the Americans!’* U. S. FLAG HOISTED The American flag was run up on the airdroma mast five minutes before Hughes and his four-man crew-loomed over the field long before they were expected. The big plane rolled to a gentle stop in front of Le Bourget field's main buddling, where Ambassador Bullitt headed a throng of French and Americans waiting to greet the airmen. Hughes, however, did not cut the i two motors for almost a full minute after rolling to a stop—the first flier since Lindbergh to make the flight. As soon as the propellers stopped See HUGHES, Pf. 7, Col. 4 HOWARD HUGHES Permanent Refuge Board Agreed on EVI AN - LES - BAINS, France, July ll (iflP)—Virtual agreement on an Anglo-American plan for a permanent committee in London to handle the problem of world refugees was reached in private talks among the delegates of the 32-nation refugee conference here, attaches of the various delegations reported today. Unless a last minute hitch developed, the conferees hoped to be able to proceed to drawing up an official resolution this afternoon. Army Bombing Plane Crashes Lieutenant Killed, Two Injured in Jungle Crackup PANAMA CITY. July ll—(UP>-Lieut. Paul R. Gowen, of Caldwell, Idaho, was killed today and two others seriously Injured when a United States army bombing plane crashed and burned in the jungle at PaitHla Point, New Panama city. Gowen was hurled from the plane and crushed by one of the motors, which was torn loose and fell on top of him. Lieut. Kenneth R. Casher, co-pilot, was injured seriously and Private Gareth H. Bundy, radioman, was burned. The plane was making a navigation test flight when one of the motors failed. The pilots circled •toward Panama Bay In an attempt to make a water landing bi$fc the other motor failed. As they glided toward th* water the ship struck a tree top and burst into flames. Crosher and Bunday managed to crawl from the flaming wreckage. Baird Burglars Floe Without Loot BAIRD, July ll—(Spl.)—Two Texas and Pacific railroad employes I stopped an attempted burglary of the Baird Ice company early Sun- , day morning. V. C. Hamilton and Hamp Cowan were working on a train car at the railroad tracks when they heard noises at the ice plant. As they walked up a man wearing a whit# shirt and a straw hat jumped from the window of the plant and mad# his escape in a waiting automobile that was driven by another man. The knob of the plant s safe was knocked off with an electric drill, officers reported. Saturday afternoon a watch, belonging to Andrew Crews, T. Si P. engineer, was stolen from his hotel room. BADE FAREWELL BEFORE TAKE-OFF— Katherine Hepburn Current Favorite of Hughes NEW YORK. July ll — (UP) — I father, an oil well tool manufactur-I Howard Hughes, flying the north j er of Houston. Tex., when he was . Atlantic with four companions, has 18. He went to California to live * been distinguished for years as one with his uncle. Rupert Hughes, the 1 of America’s richest and most elig- novelist, and there became interest-ible young bachelors. His current ed in the movie industry. He un-| favorite is Katharine Hepburn, the dertook several productions, spent I movie actress, whom he bade goodbye yesterday a few hours before^he took off. Extremely shy and nervous, the despair of tailors with his inevit-j able shirt sleeve tieless, battered hat and baggy trousers attire, he chose flying as an avocation and an 1 outlet for his energies. He inherited $17,000,00C from his money lavishly on them even by Hollywood standards, and was so successful that he doubled his fortune. "Hell’s Angels,” a World war flying picture, was his greatest success. He has his own airplane manufacturing plant; holds numerous records Including the land plane speed record of 352 miles an hour; the transcontinental record, Los Angeles-to-Newark, of seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds. He received the Harmon medal for outstanding achievement In aviation in 1936 from President Roosevelt. Frequently referred to as a ‘‘playboy,’’ he la dead earnest about flying, calls himself a ‘‘sportsman-aviator,” and undertakes flights such as the present one only after the most careful considerations and safeguards. He is 32, lanky, shuns publicity and tobacco, is rated as a handicap golfer. He met Miss Hepburn In Hollywood, where he still has business interests. ;