Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES
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DESPITE FAULTY SIBERIAN MAPS—Hughes Circles World In Less Than Four Days
Speedy Roping Rodeo Feature For Coleman
Oklahoma Champ Stages Sensation Of Second Night
Back To West Texas' Cradle-
OLDSTERS TO THRONG BUFFALO GAP REUNION GROUNDS TODAY
Br HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer
COLEMAN. July 14—Clyde Burke of Comanche Oklahoma's world champion calf-roper, gave the folks :
a sensational show tonight at Coleman's annual summer rodeo.
He roped three calves in 681 seconds in hts matched roping contest with Jack Sellers of Del Rio Helping him set that low mark was a IS 4 second time on one calf His total time for the six calves he has roped in two nights Is 165 seconds His roping horse Is ‘ Bartender,* well known to West Texans. PARRISH WINS BELLINO
Sellers tied tonight's three ani- j
mats in 84 seconds, making his two- i night total 190.5 second*. He ha* two night* to catch up with Burke
Attendance dropped off a bit for tonight's show, totaling only 4.000.
Showers peppering the rest of the
country were not felt here, how- j
Winning tonight's cowbelltng contest was Lester Parrish of Wingate, j with 32 seconds. Frank Hoslick of Cameron followed with 33 2, and Ed Powers of Coleman ran third with a 42 2 clocking.
‘WAGON WHEEL* RIDDER
In the regular calf-ropmg event, tonight's winners placed their times against those set last night for day money. Amye Gambling 20 2 seconds last night won top pay, with Babb Taylor of Doole stopping the watch after 23 seconds tonight for second money. Third and fourth times, made tonight, were 23 6 by L. Reaves of Brcinal and 24 2 seconds by Jack Sellers of Del Rio.
Money is being divided similarly in the women's flag race Last night blonde Curley Seale of Baird made the trip in 21 8 to take the purse, while the time of 22 seconds made last night by Joe Morris of Coleman was tied tonight by Mrs. Jack DeBush of Burkett. Fourth went to Lucille Daniels of Jayton; time, 22 2.
Two-day winner in bronc riding was Dude Colbert of Byers, who out-played "Wagon Wheel." Ride made last night by Tack Bolton of Red Rock was scored second, and Miles Moore of Comanche. Okla . rode “Blue Barrer* to a third place win tonight. ‘Going Home" was subdued by Johnny Williams of Fort Worth for fourth place.
Arraignment Delayed In Welden Shooting
TULSA, Okln . July 14 —^-Arraignment of Mrs Jane Welden on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of her husband, Ray. was postponed today by Judge Krit Logsdon ai the county attorney's request because she apparently was critically ill.
An attending physician said she was ill before Welden va* shot in the home here Saturday. The wife Is free on a $3,000 bond posted on pleading innocent, on an assault with intent to kill charge filed be- * fore Weldon died Sunday.
BUFFALO OAP, July 14— (Bpi.) —Old settlers of Taylor county tonight were beginning their annual pilgrimage back to the little town of Buffalo Gap—Cradle of civlUza-i Hon for this section of the state.
While young folk "swung out" on the new concrete danoe platform in the first of a series of three dances, early settlers sat on the sidelines and told stories of days when they danced to scrape of fid
dles. Here and there a grizzled veteran attempted to shuffle his bootheel* in steps of the modern music. An expected throng of more than
20,000 persons will crowd the picnic grounds Friday and spread basket
Glenn Johnson of Buffalo Gap and his crew of cooks had 3.600 pounds of the best beef, goat and mutton simmering in barbecue pits. Concessionaires were putting up
their stands and making ready for fast profits tomorrow from a gay holiday crowd.
The program of events to take place during the first day had not been announced. President T. A. Bledsoe and other officials of the old settlers announced there would be music by the Abilene high school band and speeches from guests.
Saturday will be candidates day, with aspirants for state, district, county and precinct offices all tak
ing part on the schedule.
Abilenians wishing to attend the Buffalo Gap old settlers reunion by bus will be accommodated on an hourly basis it was announced last night. The buses will run from 9 a. rn. until 6 p. rn . leaving Abilene from 377 Cypress street, across from the Paramount theater. They will leave Abilene rn the odd hours and return on even hours. Round trip fare will be 50 rents.
IN BLINDING RAIN—
Five Receive Serious Hurts
Highway Accident As Woman Being Taken To Doctor
LUBBOCK July Ii—(AP) —Three persons were killed and five others seriously injured in a head-on automobile collision in a blinding* rainstorm 13 miles west of Lubbock this afternoon.
Dan Collins, aged Tipton, Okla.. resident.
Mrs. Dan Collins, also of Tipton.
Kenneth Dale Smith, about 7. son of Mrs. Sally Trawiek of Tipton, and grandson of the Collins couple.
Mr and Mrs Collins were pronounced dead on arrival at a sanitarium here. The child died a few minutes later without regaining consciousness.
The deaths of Mr and Mrs Collins were attributed to head injuries. The child suffered a crushed skull and a broken neck.
GIRL MAY LOSE SIGHT Others Injured, according to highway patrolmen, were: J. O. Marrow. 48. farmer of near Levelland; Geneva Marrow. 24. daughter of J O Marrow; Skinner Butler, 21. of Morton; a brother. Glen Butler, about 19. aLso of Morton; and Mrs. Trawiek The three killed, the Butler men and Mrs. Trawiek were en route to Morton Investigating officers said Skinner Butler was driving.
Marrow was bringing hLs daughter to Lubbock to a doctor.
Miss Marrow suffered severe lacerations of the face and physicians feared she might ins* her sight Her condition probably was most serious.
Lubbock Kills Three
BUNDSMEN CONVICTED OF VIOLATING LAW
Six officials of the Oerman-American Settlement League, Inc., a Bund affiliate, are shown In court in Riverhead, N. Y,
after a Jury convicted them of violating the state civil rlghti law. Left to right; Herman Schwartzman, Bruno Haehnel,
Henry Wolfgang. Add ) Riele-feld. Henry Hauck ani Ernst Mueller.
THOUSAND VIEW PAGEANTRY OPENING JONES FOLK FIESTA
Masonic Ceremony Dedicates Statue
Of Anson Jones On Courthouse Lawn
By MAURINE ROE Reporter-News Staff Write*
ANSON. July 14—The pony express, the cattlemen and the cowboys the wagon trains on McKenzie trail that went on westward by Double mountain, the plowing of the first furrows, the pioneer merrymaking. the discovery of oil in 1926— these highlighted the history in pageantry of Jones county.
An aura found in the ranch verse of Larry Chittenden best known for his "Cowboys' Christmas Ball ’* pervaded th* spectacle, presented ast nigh* on the old Chittenden ranch eight miles northwest of Anson. It was the prelude to the annual Folk fiesta of Jon es county which - _ ....................... -........... ....builds to new heights Friday and
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Refugee Office To Be In London
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EVIAN-LES-BAINS. France. July 14.—i -r The 32-nation refugee conference voted today to establish a permanent organization in London to deal with problems of refugees from Greater Germany. The conference will close tomorrow and
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Showers Stall Mercury Rise
j Thundershowers cut short an apparent record rise of temperatures in Abilene yesterday afternoon but supplied the humidity that caused many erroneously to forecast it the hottest day of the year.
| Reaching the abnormal high of 95 degrees at noon, the mercury toppled in the face of a 30 minute shower to 81 degrees. Still persistent. the tempera'ure climbed back to 92 degrees at 3 o'clock. A 50-minute shower about 3:30 o clock again lowered the heat, this time to 82 degrees. Total rainfall for the day was .19 inches.
HEAVY AT SWEETWATER At 9 o'clock last night the mercury’ still stood at 81 degrees.
Buffalo Gap reported rain of about half an inch. Officials of the ■ ceremonies, except for the cowboy Old Settlers picnic reported that the scene when James Lewis Ball took j shower put the picnic grounds in j top shape for the events today and j UeVnakes' and . tomorrow.
A 1.75-inch cloudbust in Sweet-
HENDRICK EFFECTIVE Red flares that marked the route to the ranch also lighted the pageant setting, for which additional spots were provided by a portable power plant. These, however, were no match for the moon which rose behind breaking clouds as the crowd of more than 1,000 persons gathered to witness the spectacle.
Raring horses; the music and yells of the cowboys, and square dancing were most striking; but for character portrayal, that of E. W. Kendrick was most effective. He filled the role of Larry Chittenden, as realistic as the old photographs of the range poet. Then he read Texas verse not so familiar as his “Cowboys' Christmas Ball." but at the same time as typical of this section of the West.
The pageant was directed by Leonora Bari cit and Mrs W. A. Wyehe. The Anson band provided music; Walter S Pope Jr was master of
Fascist Savants Proclaim Italian Race Of 'Aryan Origin,' With Jews Excepted
ROME, July 14 — ZP The Italian people were declared today to be a race "of aryan origin'’ by a group of Fascist university professors at conclusion of studies undertaken under auspices of the government.
Publication of the racial doctrine gave Italy's 47.000 Jews cause for disquiet*, for it asserted Jews “do not belong to the Italian race" and could not be fused with it without altering its "purely european character.’*
“Conception of races in Italy should be essentially Italian, and j In an Italian-Nordlc direction,” the professors' report said.
"This does not mean, however, the introduction Into Italy of German racial theories as they now exist or the assertion that Italians and Scandinavia.''* are the .''ame thing "
The authoritative fascist news- I
paper. II Giornale DItalia, edited by Vlrginio Gayda, however, went further than the savants in linking Italy’s 43.000.000 people with the "Nordic" concept prominent in nazi racial theory.
"The term Nordic' racially has no geographical significance, but serves simply to indicate that human type which the immortal Linnaeus cailed homo Europaeus'." the paper said.
Government officials in recent months have admitted an anti-Jewish movement existed In Italy but said It was directed against "International Hebrewism" and not against Jews in Italy.
Attacks against Jews outside Italy have been frequent in the Italian press, and Mussolini’s paper. II Po-polo D'ltalian, last year warned Italy's Jews to avoid the Zionist movement.
water about 2 p. rn. proved the heaviest ain in the territory.
It was accompanied by a hard driving wind. A number of automobiles were trapped in the T. and P. underpass. One ear almost was submerged.
There wa* only a light, sprinkle at Roby. Blackwell and Roscoe reported no rain. Winters had a light sprinkle about 5 p. rn The weather was partly cloudy at Albany all day, but no ram fell there or at Baird.
Fully an inch of rain was reported east of Colorado but only light show ers fell within the town itself. There were also .showers to the west No ram fell at Anson last night but to the northwest tow-ard Hamlin storm clouds were hanging heavy.
The Coleman rodeo went on without Interruption from rain. Light showers fell at Novice.
Bee's Sting Fatal
LIGONIER. Pa. July 14.—UPW-Tile sting of a honey bee today killed Mrs Nancy Hamlin Shaffer. 52. wife of a councilman, In 20 minutes. She was stung In the i throat while working in her garden Dr. C D Ambrose said the resulting swelling Btl angled her.
over to drawl tall tales of the rat-later to call the square dance Climax came with an oil well, oil gushing over the I mesquite tree background. Fireworks followed.
PIONEER LUNCHEON TODAY
Meanwhile on the courthouse lawn, several hundred Masons had gathered in a ceremony of dedication of the Anson Jones statue. Jewel P. Lightfoot. grand lodge of-| fleer, was the speaker. Anson Jones I was founder of the first Masonic ' lodge in Texas.
| The Jones county queen and her ; court were presented tonight preceding the pageant. Friday night, she will receive her crown and scepter in a ceremony to be held on the north steps to the courthouse There will be duchesses from Stamford, Hamlin, Lueders and Anson.
Pioneers of the county gather Friday, with a luncheon set at noon in their honor. Then, to climax the day, there will be a gigantic old settlers’ parade, set for 6 o’clock. The coronation comes next, and then a folk fiesta at the new high school
Queen Chosen At Sweetwater
SWEETWATER July 14—(Bpi >
—Joyce Whaley was crowmed "Mis*
Sweetwater" here tonight, winning the title in competition with 20 other candidates and with it the honor of playing .hostess to visiting beauties for the Goddess of West Texas bathing revue.
Harry Hines of Wichita Falls, member of the state highway commission, officiated for the coronation.
Miss Whaley, 16 year old. stand* five feet, seven inches high, has red hair and brown eye*. She represented Levy brothers.
Miss Whaley will not be eligible to compete for the Goddess of West Texas title tomorrow night.
Wanda Beth Williams, representing Community Gas Co., was second and Jean Vandervoort third.
Judges were Jake Smyth, editor of the Scurry County Times, Snyder; Mrs. W. R, Martin, Loraine, and Polly Campbell, Abilene dancing instructor.
Coronation of Muss Sweetwater inaugurated Sweetwater* fourth annual water carnival which will reach its highlight in the Goddess revue Friday night. Fifty beauties are expected to promenade before
the Judges and spectators in the -
contest, which has been moved from _ t r
the municipal swimming pool to the Da if ira XII rv/OU high school football stadium to af- I wllllvQI JUI VCy ford ample seating space.
George O'Brien, outdoor movie star. is scheduled to arrive in Sweetwater at 5:15 o clock Friday afternoon via American Airline* plane, to officiate for the coronation
Winner of the Goddess contest and Miss Whaley will be awarded expense-paid one-week vacation trips to Galveston.
Beside? the beauty attraction, the Gulf AAU swimming and diving meet is stirring great interest. Preliminaries will begin Saturday afternoon with final* Sunday
Near Breaking, Fliers Receive Mob s Plaudits
Sportsman-Aviator SleeDS Four Hours On Record Flight
(See Page 3 for picture*, additional flight stories.)
Bv DEVON E. FRANCIS Associated Pres* Aviation Editor
FLOYD BENNETT AIRPORT, N. Y., July 14—(AP) —Around the world in less than four days, Howard Hughes, Texas millionaire sportsman, and his four intrepid companions sliced the globe-girdling record in half today, completing a 14,824-mile circuit in 91 hours and 14 minutes, IO seconds.
Wildly cheered bv an estimated 25.000 spectators, Hughe* .swooped his big silver monoplane to a perfect landing here at 12:37 p. rn. (Abilene time), Wiley Poet, flying solo in 1933. took 7 day*. 18 hours and 49 minutes for virtually the same route.
RECORD COMPUTED Officials of the American Aeronautical union announced tonight that the official Hughes’ 'round-the-world record would be computed on the ‘arrival’’ time of 12:34:10 p. rn, Central Standard time, and not on the landing time ! of 12:37 p. rn.
This makes Hughes' official record three day*. 19 hour*, 14 minute*, IO seconds.
The arrival time was computed at the moment Hughes’ ship passed over the administration building of Floyd Bennett airport.
Hughes’ eye* were red Hi* shirt was smudged with grime. Almost without sleep, he had stuck it out at the controls of the big sky-streaking ship, aided only by sn automatic gyro-pilot, ever since raking off from Floyd Bennett field last Sunday at 5 20 p. rn, CST. i Ninety hours later, he atill was gunning the twtn-motored plane at terrific speed across Manhattans skyscrapers this afternoon, after the final swift, 1,054-mile hop from Minneapolis this morning
Near the breaking-point as the ship landed. Hughes disclosed for the first time two facta he never had hinted in his radio broadcasts during the flight —that faulty maps nearly •rorrd a tragic finale Ut the aerial odyssey In Siberia, and that on the Transatlantic stretch his gas supply had been “barely enough" to reach Paris.
If the nigh* had continued at night out of Yakutsk, Sioeria, as originally planned, he said, the plane might well have crashed into jagged mountains the height of which wa* incorrectly recorded on their maps.
"It s a damn good thing I didn’t try to fly out of Yakutsk at night." the lanky Texan said fervently.
"The maps we have show there are no mountains higher than 6,-500 feet there We measured the mountains as we passed over them
See HUGHES, Pf. 12. < ol 5
THEY WAIT FOR FLYING ‘DADDY’
Tommie Thurlow. three, puts a hearty but misplaced kiss on his mother * nose as they wait in New York for the approach of Howard Hughes' round-the-
world plane. They’ve a special interest in the flight; Tommies father. Thomas A Thurlow. relief pilot, is one of the five men aboard the ship.
PRESIDENT URGES NATION JOIN MOVE TO REDUCE ARMAMENTS
Half Of Assembled Fleet Fires 21-Gun
Salutes As U. S. Naval Might Reviewed
Bv JOSEPH H. SHORT
8AN FRANCISCO, Calif. July I4-h^’*—President Roosevelt hinted today the United States would like to participate in a disarmament conference proposed by some other nation
The president'* remarks were made at a luncheon on Trearure island, Ran Francisco* 1939 exposition ground, after orderly but cheering thousands welcomed him to this city.
Roosevelt coupled his statement concerning reduction of world armament* with a remark that this country* navy "is not merely a. symbol—It is a potent, ever-ready fact in the national defense of the
, United States,"
Bogus Bonds Seized
CHICAGO. July 14 — J’* A yearlong investigation of a conspiracy to peddle counterfeit New Y’ork Central railroad bonds in the West culminated today in the announcement three men had been arrested
In all. $107,000 worth of the spurious securities have been recovered in the past year.
The Reporter-News will publish next Sunday, In it* biennial political edition, the third and last of a series of statewide survey reports in the governor's race, compiled by it and ll cooperating newspapers.
The final survey report will analyze trends of the past four week*, particularly the course indicated for the large "undecided" vote found in previous check-ups.
Precautions have been taken to keep these surveys authentic and to prevent any faction from "stuffing" the returns.
In addition, the Sunday issue will carry numerous news and feature articles concerning county and district races, a copy of the ballot for the first primary, and other interesting information.
Hickman Heads Highway Patrol
AU8TIN, July 140^—Fred Hickman. 39, who ha* been stationed variously at Wichita Falls. Houston Texarkana and Austin, todav was named chief of the Texas highway patrol.
The promotion, authorized by the Public Safety commission, was announced by Col. H H. Carmichael, director of the Public safety department, who termed the new chief "one of the most outstanding traffic and criminal officers in the state."
Hickman fills a position left vivant since April I when L. O.
Phare?. organizer of the patrol, was deprived of the command because of asserted "lncompatabilitv and lack of corporation." Recently he was removed from the departmental payroll.
Hickman was bom In Whitesboro He served in the U. 8. marines in the World war. He was a member of the highway departments force of license and weight lnspctors organized in 1927 and was commander of the first training school fpr highway patrolmen in 1930
Capt Homer Garrison Jr.. assist-: Thirty-two of the assembled 66 ant director of state police, con- j ships each fired a presidential tinues as active head of uniformed salute of 21 guns as the Houston forces of the department which in- drew near—a total of 672 blank eludes the highway patrol, drivers j shots, all from three-inch guns license division, safety bureau and
GUNS FIRE 32 SALUTES
Sitting to one side of the desk from which the chief Executive spoke was Sen. William G McAdoo, long-time friend of the president, and now a candidate for a new six-year senate term.
“We fervently hope for the day,” Roosevelt said in a deliberately delivered speech, "when other leading nations of the world will realize thai their present course must inevitably lead them to disaster.
"We stand ready to meet them and encourage them in any efforts they may make toward a definite reduction in w»orld armaments."
"Every right thinking man and woman in the United States," Roosevelt continued "wishes that it w’ere safe for the nation to spend less of our national budget on our armed forces.
"All know that we are faced with a condition and not a theory—and that the condition is not of our own choosing."
The speech preluded a presidential review of the United Stat4*s fleet. For nearly an hour, the president stood at a vantage point on the cruiser Houston to review the fleet.
The Houston swept up and down a triple line of fighting ships.
license and weight division.
Bombardment Fails To Rout Chinese
SHANGHAI. July 14. — ZP — A terrific all-day bombardment from airplanes and warships had failed tonight to silence Chinese guns of
Plane Dives In Sea, Kills 20 Passengers
ROME. July 14 —UP)—Twenty persons perished today in the greatest disaster of Italy's civil aviation when the Cagliari-Rome airliner "I’Volo” plunged into the Tyrrhenian sea 70 miles off the Sardinian
the Lion hill forts dominating both coast.
the entrance to Lake Poyang and the Yangtze river below Kiukiang.
"The lion is still roaring.” Chinese said and reported they were completing strong secondary field denfenses in the region.
Among the victims were six women. including two sisters and a niece of Gen. Giuseppe Valle, undersecretary of aviation. The others were IO men pasvsengers and four crewmen.
Hailing Substitute For Cotton—
RISING STAR FESTIVAL PAYS KING WATERMELON HOMAGE
stadium. realize a new prosperity.
Saturday, there will be square The occasion wa* a watermelon dancing on the square Daytime festival—which promises to become fireworks are slated in the after- an annual event at the cool high ‘noon. • 'School 40otba.il .Radium. There wa.'
By Reporter-News Staff Writer no farmal ceremony. But the event i RISING STAR. July 14.—The veil was a refreshing one as 30 ice cold was ripped off a new’ and promising Black Diamond melons, weighing i agricultural industry—nominated to from 40 to 60 pounds, were served, receive the decreipit crown of vanish- No queen was crow ned—the watered King Cotton—here toinght be- melon ruled supreme, fore a crowd that is beginning to Tossed and torn between the
hardships of drouths, cheap prices for commodities and a changing era in agriculture, farmers of this southwestern Eastland county section hate
at the field. That s money In anybody s town.
John Hopper, one of the leading local growers, received $600 from 12 acres of melon* last year—an average of $50 per acre. This year he planted 18 acres and the yield will be higher than In 1937. This truck-. , . , , ... , .farmer has been toying with com
ing. First loads went out this week, merclal production of this crop for
headed for Colorado. New Mexico, years and is one of the first to Oklahoma, Nebraska and Nevada
Hie price was half a cent per|K>und See MELtJN FETE, Pg. 12 Col 6,
sought something to return them to pre-depression financial levels.
In production of watermelons they believe the problem is solved. Tonight they oeelbrated by paying homage to that sweet and tasty food.
A bumper crop has started mov-