Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1938. — CWELVE PAGES
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THREE DAYS AHEAD OF POST SCHEDULE-Hughes Lands At Fairbanks, Heads For New York
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Coleman Rodeo Plays To 6,000 On First Night
President Predicts 24,000 Attendance
For Four-Day Reunion Performances
By NI'INEZ WISCHK AEMPER Reporter-N>ws Staff Writer
COLEMAN. July 13—Capscity-ptus crouds promised a record attendance tonight as Coleman plunged into IU third annual mid-summer rodeo.
Six thousand persons, part of them sUnding, packed Hufford field
tonight as Sam Cobb, president, predicted 24.000 people would attend the four-day event.
Along with the rodeo, okl-timers of Coleman county met this morning at the Camp Colorado replica a Coleman city park—to talk over bygone days and attend to business matters.
All old officers were reelected. They are L. E. Collins of Coleman,
president; J. M. Barnett of Novice, , -—
vice-president; Barclay Martin Sr. yy||LCOMES DEATH
* of Coleman, secretan-treasurer
4 \ ^ -V HS SPONSORS PARADE
Their meeting was highlighted by an address by Cong. Charles South of Coleman, and a reminiscent historical talk by Capt. C. M. Grady of Brownwood, former Tex*.. Ranger, At noon. 300 old-timers picnicked at the reunion site.
Sponsors were present from 21 West Texas towns. They participated in a paade at 5 o'clock, along arith contestants in the rodeo, pioneers. and the Coleman high school band.
The rode* attracted IIT contestants, necessitating a division of the purse in most event* bito two-day monies. Times and scores made by tonight's entrant* will be compared with those made Thursday night, and Friday and Saturday night i figures will be matched for second-day money. Champions for the rodeo wil be determined after the | fourth night
Thrrirkmnrtnn Well mRKE AHEA" ,N roping
I n roc k mo non wen In the featured matCh-roping con-
Flows Barrel Per tesr, Clyde Burke of Comanche,
_ • Okla., turned in the best perfor-
Minute, I hen vaults mane* by roping his three first-
night calves in a total of 96 9 sec- i
That age is no barrier to love is demonstrated by Herbert D. Bouts ll, 63-year-old retired machinist of Athol, Mass , and his wife. 16-vear-old Ann May, who are shown above in a blissful moment just after their marriage Boutall said he feels 40 and expects to live many years And Ann May says he is “younYr. too.'*
Wildcat Gauge Under Estimate
Bv CHARLIE FLUS Rrporter-Nows Oil Editor
THROCKMORTON. July 13 — Following a flow of more than a barrel per minute on a short gauge toda \ the Jones fie Stacey and Groover Si Rose No. I Charles T. Brockman was shut in for lowering of five-inch caging to the top of the pay horizon.
The southwestern ThrocKmor* rn county deep wildcat discovery, believed producing from the Marble Falls lime at 4.703-06’* feet, was turned into storage tanks this afternoon to make 34 barrels of gravity oil in 30 minutes. It stopped flowing shortly afterwards.
DI E AC II) TREATMENT The well was shut in so that five-inch casing set to 4 436 feet, could be undervalued to the top of the pay horizon at 4,700 feet before further testing The wildcat probably will be treated with acid Its flow this after- I noon was under the original estimate of 5,000 to 10.000 barrels.
It ’.lad been opened originally for short flows for about 15 minutes each, and had flowed a solid stream of oil over the top of the mast. On a flow yesterday, the well indicated such high pressure that frost collected on the control head Today, the pressure needle swung against the 1.000-pound mark, as high as it could go. but It failed to flow steadily more than its 30-min-ute head into tankage. Two 200- ! barrel tanks had been erected at the side for the gauge DEEP TEST SHIT DOWN The wildcat is in the center of a 4,000-acre block assembled bv Jones fie Stasnev. Albany geologists and operators who are credited with the discovery of the Avoca field in northeastern Jones county. It Is in Comanche Indian reserve No. 95, 18
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Britton Not Blamed In Film Fraud Case
LOS ANGELES, July 13 I’-A film studio technician, George Don- j ald Smart, took the witness stand today and confirmed in detail the story of how he tried to “kite" into a $100,000 fortune a series of promissory notes on which lie had forged the name of Louis B. Mayor, head of MGM studio.
Smart waived preliminary hearing and said he would plead guilty in superior court July 20. He declared repeatedly no blame was to be attached to Layne (Shotgun) Britton, make-up artist, his co-defendant.
onds. Jack Sellers of Del Rio used 106 5 seconds, having bad luck with his first animal.
Other rodeo results include, with cowboys placing in order named:
Calf roping—Amye Gamblin, Petrolia, 201 seconds; Charley Bruce. Santa Anna, 25.1; Jam*5* Kinney. Encinal, 26.2; Wesley Jay, Brady, 284
Steer riding—Tack Bolton. Red Rock; Runt Norman, Belton; Milt Moore. Comanche, Okla
Ladies' f ig race—Curley Seale, Baird, 218; Joe Morris, Coleman, 22. Mrs Ira Woods, Dilley, 22 4.
In these events, money will be awarded on comparative scores of tonight and Thursday night.
In boys’ calf riding, Freddie White and Donald Hubbard, both of Coleman, scored high Best bronch riders were Tack Bolton, on “Pay Day" and Ralph Collier, Coleman, on "Screwdriver.'
Money was awarded in cow belling in the following order—S. G. Russell, Merkel, 35 2 seconds; Slim Whaley, Paducah, 37 4. Ira Woods, Dillerv. 40:
Judges are Harold Jackson of Abilene and Whaley. Clown for the show Is Charles Shultz of Oklahoma His two children, Norma, 15, and Clark. 17, are giving trick roping and riding performances.
Delegations were present today from Abilene, Brady and Santa
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Firemen Battle Odessa Blaze
ODESSA, July 13. — (Spit — Firemen late tonight were fighting a fire that had destroyed five Odessa business establishments.
The blaze started between 8:30 and 9 o'clock in I^e-Te* Office supply store. Of unknown origin, it had spread considerably before discovery.
Damage wax estimated at $15,000 to $18,000 to two stucco and three frame buildings on West Second street, route of Highway 80 through town. Destroyed were the Broadway Liquor store. Broadway Drug store. Broadway Barber shop, Lee-Tex Office Supply store, and Jimmy’s cafe. The buildings were owned by Cross Development company.
Twenty-four page* of notes recording details of his reactions to the approach of death by a slow-acting poison were found when Dr. Joseph 8wlndt (above), Pomona Calif, was found in a hotel room st Olema, Calif, Doctor Swlndt wrote “x x x death is an old friend.*’
Cattlemen Find Nolan Is Center Of Herefords
Tourists Inspect Seven Of Leading Herds In County
Bv HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer
SWEETWATER. July 13.—Theres a local saying to the effect there are more registered Hereford cattle within^ radius of 50 miles of Sweetwater than any place in the United States.
That slogan is placed on catalogues announcing the annual auction sale. There have been 27 sales sponsored by the local breeder's association. And this has been recognized as a Hereford center since the late John R. Lewis brought registered animals to Nolan county SO years ago.
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Today the Texas Hereford Breeders association, in th* second day of the third tour, paid a visit to seven of the leading herds. The tourists were guests of Jack Frost at his White Hat ranch for a barbecue dinner and banqueted tonight at the . Blue Bonnet hotel.
Leaving headquarters at 8 o clock this morning, the caravan made its first stop three miles north of town st the Wimberly Hereford farm, owned and operated by Dr. A. J. Wimberly and his son Fred There they saw two young herd sires retired from the show herd that traveled i 5,000 miles last fall, Rico Domino and Zack Domino
The next stop was st J. D, Dulaney’s ranch, one of the oldest established of the section. Cheering news there was the recent sale of 46 range bulls to various ranchmen of this section. Dulaney and his sons, J. D. Dulaney Jr., and J. N. Dulaney, assistant cashier of the Texas Bank
This map shows at a glance how Howard Hughes, roaring along on his projected round-
the-world flight, is doing compared to the flight by Wiley Post in 1933, which took seven
days, 18 hours and 39 minutes. Hughes arrived safely st Fslr-bsnks, far ahead of Post s record.
BEFORE BEING SHOT DOWN-
Berserk Negro Kills Trio
Rifle Duel Ends Terror Reign
Some Folks Don't Have Any Imagination: Man Of Vision Lands In Fort Worth Jail
Deaths In Family Believed Cause Of Deadly Madness
HAWKINS, Tex , July 13 — (AP)—A 40-year-old negro
IrSi Co o^rLe the ranch in landholder who drew royalty
Kidnap Suspect Proves Insane
Confessed Killer Of Mattson Child In Asylum At Time
TACOMA. Wash, July 13— J*)— A hop^d-for solution to the Mattson kidnaplng-slaving case "blaw up" today, leaving the 17-month mystery still unsolved.
At Spokane. Dr M. W. Conway, superintendent of a state insane hospital, said a man who called himself “Frank Olson,” and confessed the abduction, was an inmate of the asylum at the time Charles Mattson, IO, was kidnaped and slain.
"Olson's real name is Lester Mead," Dr. Conway said, “He entirely harmless out is given fantastic theories that he is a big-time criminal
Earlier Chief William Cole of Washington police had said the man was “a mental case and had no part in the crime."
He was arrested Friday night at Ritzville after he had frightened a housewife. Chief Cole said that while being questioned the man started sobbing and told police it was he who kidnaped the Mattson boy and strangled him. The several versions he gave soon resulted in his story being discredited His arrest, however, was not divulged until last night and he was subjected to constant questioning.
Rising Star To Hold Watermelon Festival
RISING STAR. July lf.—(Bpi)— Rising Star will open its annual watermelon festival Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock, with the slicing of 30 watermelons. A band concert followed by a soft ball game between the Rising Star All-Stars and an outstanding team from another section will follow.
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Switching back south of town, the next stop was at the farm owned bv G. E. Bradford, long-time banker here. At the place, on winding Sweetwater creek, a select herd of straight-bred Hereford cows And t heifers was noted.
Walter L. Boothe, president of the Sweetwater Hereford Breeders association, showed some of his thoroughbred horses with the cattie At 1 the next stop, nine miles south of here. Although Active in the cAttle business. Boothe ^Iso is interested in hors es, sheep and goats.
Two hundred Blackwell stockmen joined the delegation of 300 At Frost's White Hat ranch, IO miles west of Blackwell and Highway 80 The party spent three hours inspecting fine CAttle at that beautiful ranch. Attracting keen interest was the chief herd sire, Supreme Ad- j Vance Domino, which was purchased for $6,000. The battery of herd sires and half a hundred choice cows kept the visitors looking even after the dinner bell sounded for the barbecue.
From there the motorcade breezed to E. P, Neblett's place, IO mile# northwest of here to see another herd of llnebred animals.
TO LAMESA TODAY Hie final stop was at the familar ranch of John B. Stripling, where Is I for the past two years, record-to making sales have been held. Another select herd of cow* was on exhibition here. One of the interested
checks from East Texas oil property suddenly went berserk
today, killing three persons and wounding one other before he was slain by a store owner whose aim was a little better than his.
Starting his shooting spree at his home near here, the negro, R. D Register, terrorized the countryside before he was felled on the edge of town.
WIFE BEGS FOR LIFE
A. B. Humphries, justice of the peace, said the killed man slew his wife Newell Ellison, a whtre man and another negro, Leonard Huey, and wounded Roy Allen, former postmaster.
Huey died in a Mineola hospital, and Allen w’as rushed to a Dallas hospital in an effort to save his left arm.
Humphries said he was not certain what caused the negro's mind to snap, but understood there had been several deaths in Registers family recent! v.
Today he shot his wife three
FORT WORTH July 13 —(UP)-Hotel lobby sitters stared in amazement today when a well-dressed man entered, struck a match and lighted an imaginary cigar (or cigarette).
The "smoker" blew’ a few imaginary smoke rings, tossed aside his cigar (or cigarette) and then went through the same motions again. After he had disposed of a few "smokes" In this fashion, hotel employes called police.
They took the stranger to city jail for observation. He tried to unlock the cell door with an imaginary key -but it didn t work
The man carried a card showing that he mas 39 years old and lived in Houston.
Fliers Abandon Non-Stop Hope On Final Lap
Airmen Troubled In Understanding Russian Stations
EDMONTON, Alta, .lulu 13 (AP)—United Air Transport radio station here wa* ads tsed from Fort Nelson tonight that Howard Hughes would land at Winnipeg.
FAIRBANKS. Alaska. July 13—(AP)—Daredevil Howard Hughes and his four-man crew sped through darkness toward the United States tonight on the next to last leg of an astounding round - the - world flight they hoped would take them 14 709 miles in four days.
Tired, but smiling and happy, the five aviators spanned Siberian wastes today, spent an hour and la minutes In Fairbanks, then dashed southeastward.
ONE ENGLISH SPEAKER New York flight headquarter* announced the party had planned to stop briefly at Winnipeg but that if weather conditions were unfavorable there the fliers might land either at Edmonton or Minneapolis. Because a short runway here prevented takeoff with a heavy load of
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ROOSEVELI BIDS FOR HARMONY BUT STORY MAY BE DIFFERENT
Court Bill Foe Greets FDR
RENO, Nev., July 13.—(AP) —President Roosevelt left Reno, Nev., for San Francisco in hi* special train at 8:5$ p. rn. (Abilene time) after a five-minute •top.
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ed with him IO feet from stood.
Huey, one of Register s tenant farmers, drove up near the front of
the house with a load of hay. Register told him "hed better start backing up," but Huey came down off the wagon and sought to quiet him
Register fired three shot*, two of them taking effect
The negro spot led Ellison as the white man was herding cows in a
terrupted a talk by President Roosevelt today to applaud Sen, Pat Mr-Carran (D-Nev ), a bitter foe of some New Deal legislative proposals.
The president was accompanied to the rear platform of his special train bv Albert Hilliard, opposing McCarran for renomination, Hilliard lax pledged full support to
Return Journey Viewed For Party Purge Procedure
Bv KIRKE I. SIMPSON
WASHINGTON. July 13—(A*)— President Roosevelt tomorrow reaches California and the terminus of the outbound lap of hi* stumping tour under circumstances indicating the real drama of his trip mav lie ahead The backswing will carry him through the deep South. It is there, lf anywhere, that party purge lactic* are to be expected.
TACTICS SIGNIFICANT On the outward trip, Roosevelt dealt carefully with democratic primary rivalries in half a dozen state*; but in such fashion ax to Indicate sharply that post-primary harmony was as much in his mind ax a desire to help certain New j Deal senators involved in renomina-I lion contests.
The easy victory of Sen. Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma, who was aided by a Roosevelt mild blessing, must of credited to the president if for no other reason than that
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Humphries said Ai an intersection near town, he met Mr. and Mrs. Allen, in their light truck, and fired twice, through a rear door of the machine and through the back One bullet struck Allen's arm and their dog, lying be-
form after Roosevelt started speaking.
"Hello Pat." someone called, and a round of applause rippled through the crow’d. The president, smiling, stopped speaking momentarily and
tween the couple. The do* Lier wee *h0"k h*nda wlth McCtnwn.
shot by officers. Mrs. Allen escaped tile negro s gunfire John H. Smith, store owner, also sought to quiet him but left in his
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Smith went to hi* store, obtained whole. a gun, and retraced his steps toward Leaving Carlin, the president sped of the negro’s last as-
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the scene of the negro* last sault, the killing of Ellison.
He saw the negro shoot at the
Aliens. As Smith approached the
slayer. Register raised his rifle and took aim. Smith did the same.
"The gun* went off about the
same time,” Humphies said, Smith's aim was the better.'* Smith's bullet killed the negro instantly.
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onward toward California, where he planned to speak at the San Francisco exposition grounds tomorrow, and perhaps, say a good word or two for Sen. William Gibbs McAdoo, one of his staunch supporters. Tomorrow afternoon, the presift dent will review all available units of the United States fleet, assembled in San Francisco bay.
'Coffin' Murderer Sentenced To Life
called a Roosevelt failure.
The most significant thing about his approval of Thomas, however, and of his direct and indirect intervention in other primary fights on his way West was that Roosevelt played for post-primary party harmony, whatever the outcome.
Though harmony was a keynote of the presidents utterances on his westward swing, the news report* may tell a different story when he reaches the homeward lap through the South in August. By implication, his acceptance of a speaking date in Georgia has set the stage for punitive action against Senator George for opposing certain New Deal measures.
Even if the back trip does not include any other Southern state where a similar issue is presented what Roosevelt has to say in Georgia could show hun to be in a different mood than that which marked his westward Journey. And by that time the Kentucky primary result will be known. If it is as pro-Roosevelt as the Thomas victory in Oklahoma, Roosevelt's authority to speak as party leader in Southern primary contest* would be increased.
ANSON, July 13 Folk lore and history will be combined in a brilliant opening for Jones county’s annual Folk fiesta Thursday night at the Larry Chittenden ranch.
Inaugural event of the three-day celebration, to be climaxed with dancing on the square Saturday night, will be a pageant Thursday at 8;30 p. rn. at the ranch home of Chittenden, whose ranch poem, "The Cowboy's Christmas Ball," and subsequent revival of that event have brought nationwide lame to
Anson and Jones county.
While hundreds gather at the ranch to see the pageant, which has been written and directed by Leonora Barrett, Masons of this district will be gathering on' the courthouse square for a ceremonial at the newly-erected monument of Anson Jones.
Anson Jones not only was the man for whom the county and county scat were named, (vice president of the Texas Republic), but he was tile organizer of the first Masonic
lodge in Texas and the first grand master of Texas. In tribute to his memory several hundred Masons are expected to participate in the program, for which Jewel R Lightfoot, a grand lodge official, will be the speaker.
A mesquite grove as background and a sloping hill make the natura. setting for the pageant, which will open with cowboys driving their herds up the trails. Then will come the wagon trains, turning of the first furrow, the spouting of oil
wells, and other steps in more than half a century’s development of Jones count!' The Jones county queen, Geneva Albritton of Hamlin, and her court also will be presented. The climax will be a fireworks display.
Visitors who come to Anson for the event will have no trouble finding the ranch—markers along the highway will direct them.
Friday is pioneer day. Early set-
NORTHAMPTON. Mass , July 13 ,4*.—John F. Bathelt. 26, of New
--- York, today pleaded guilty to second
day-long program, whirh is to in- degree murder in the "cement rof-
tlers of the county, from far and near, are expected to gather for a , Cowboy Ball association.
elude a luncheon for the pioneers, a parade at 6 p. rn , crowning of the queen immediately afterward on the north side of the courthouse square, and a folk fiesta will include an old-time circus, similar to the highlight of last year's celebration. There also will be fireworks again I f0r the time being at least any ex-
There will be daytime fireworks planation of the slaying. Morris’ and square dancing on the streets body was found three weeks ago Saturday. The dance, to begin at in the Connecticut river, bound with dusk, has been arranged by the wire to which bit* of cement still
fin" slaying of Charles Morris. New York race track fololwer, and was sentenced by Judge Thomas Hammond to life imprisonment in a court session lasting only IO minutes.
This sudden shift in the mysterious case had the effect of shutting off
Ross Kidnaper Dies In Chair
CHICAGO. July 14—(Thursday)— (AP)—John Henry Sead-lund, a lumberjark who turned kidnaper, died in the electric chair today for the $50,000 abduction of Charles S. Ross, retired Chicago manufacturer.
gasoline, the filers abandoned hope of hopping 3,380 miles to New York non-stop.
Favorable weather was ahead over Southeastern Alaska and Northern | Canada
Speeding over the 2,456 miles from Yakutsk. Siberia, In 12 hours, 17 minutes. Hughes landed here ac 6 18 p. rn. (Abilene time) and hopped at 7:36 p. rn.
Radio Engineer Richard Stoddard tNok time here to describe incidents of the trip. At Yakutsk, he said, there was only one person, a fir^ who spoke English.
He explained his mast difficult experience was in understanding Russian radio stations, making it hard to keep track of schedules. But he declared the Russian err-, gineers "went to a lot of trouble" for the fliers and aided particularly by radio directions for the landing I at Omsk earlier in the flight. MFT BY MRS. POST The Hughes party was so far ahead of the late Wiley Posts globe-gird I mg record of 7 days. 18 I hours, 49 minutes that it appeared I only a serious mishap could prevent a new mark. Hughes' representatives in New York predicted I he would arrive late Thursday. When they left Fairbanks the airmen had flown 11,329 miles in
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Hardaway Funeral Set This Morning
Funeral for John F Hardaway, 40, vice-president and general manager of the West Texas Cotton-oil company, will be held at IO o’clock this morning at the St. Paul Methodist church. Dr. W. M. Murrell, Methodist minister, will I officiate, assisted by the Rev, Willis ' p. Gerhart, rector of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church.
Hardaway died at his home, 2231 South Eighth street, early Tuesday. after a two-year Illness.
Yesterday, messages of tribute to the young business executive had arrived from far flung points of two continents—from Florida, his native state, from California and from Brazil, where he spent the year of 1935,
Pallbearers will be J. Ross Richardson, Bernard Hanks, Matt Blanton, Walter P. Allen Jr . Charles Bacon. Forrest Henderson. Ray Grisham and I. W. Hoover. Honorary pallbearers will be the entire personnel of the West Texas Cot-tonoil company and his many friends and associate*.