Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 16, 1938.--8 PAGES
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PRICE 5 CENTS
City Dads Vote Two Pay Hikes For Employes
Commission Fails To Act On Raises Asked By Hackney
Salaries of two city employes were raised and a car allowance was voted for a third yesterday afternoon, but the city commission ad*
► Journed without action on insistent requests of Chief of Police T. A, Hackney that pay of five patrolmen be increased from $90 to $100 per month.
Declaring that just raising the five men in question would not iron out the salary matter in the police department, Mayor Will W, Hair suggested that Hackney make an analysis of his department, looking toward a $100 maximum wage for regular patrolmen, which the chief himself had suggested. This would involve reduction of a few men, including one or two at $106 now and one at $115.
ACTION ON STOP SIONS
'They ail ought to draw’ $lio or $115 per month," Hackney declared in the course of the discussion. He had cited one patrol on which he had a $90 man, one at $106, and one at $115, the last a former desk sergeant.
Hackney, however, did get action from the commission on stop sign purchases when he declared "I’m not encouraged'’ at the council’s announced plans to check prices of stop signs and two additional signal lights. "When I come up here and make a recommendation, that's as far as it ever gets, and then people are on my neck,’ he declared.
Mayor Hair then moved that purchase of 50 stop signs be authorized, and that a committee be appointed to make the purchase in conjunction with the city attorney. On the committee he named Hackney and Street Commissioner Lucian Webb.
THEY VOIE PAY HIKES
“Remember." the mavor added. we don t w ant to buy 50 stop signs And have a $ lo,OOO :aw suit on our hands a Dallas firm ha* served notice of a patent Infringement suit , igainst the city of Abilene because 't stop signs rn use here.
The council voted, on motion of Commissioner Webb, to raise tile salary of Steve Williams, electrical. from $100 to $120 per month and to increase that of Tom Willis, assistant engineer, $10 per month Webb’s original motion was amended lo include Willis on motion of Commissioner Sadler.
L. E. Derryberry, municipal airport manager, had written a letter to the commission asking for $15 per month car expense allowance, but Sadler suggested that it be made HO instead The Pity already provides gasoline for the car, it was pointed out.
German Pilot Starts Round-World Flight
RERUN July 18- i Saturday * — (UPI—Hana Betram German pilot. ' left Templehof airdome early today on a ’round-the-world flight by commercial planes which according j fo schedules will complete the trip in 19 days. 2! hours and 35 minutes. : His first stop will be Baghdad, from where he will fly to Calcutta. Bangkok. Hong Kong Manila. San Francisco and New York. From New York hJ*wi!l use a Lufthansa test flight to Lisbon and thence back to Berlin.
CHOOSING FORMER AIDE
President Names Wage-Hour Administrator
—But Still Dreams
WEATHERFORD, Okla. July 15—TAP;—Herman Soh apa risky the butter and egg farmer who pilots his home-made planes to one-point landings—on the nose—has been grounded.
“He's menace to that whole section of the state," said State Safety Commissioner J M Gentry, as he ordered Schapansky to stay out of the air because he has no pilot's license.
Neighbor farmers, accustomed to scurrying to storm cellars when they heard the sputter of Schapansky.* motors, breathed a sigh of relief.
"A man s a damn fool to go up in a plane like Schapansky'*,” muttered Gentry, referring to the home-made contraptions which the young farmer hammers together on his farm.
Schapansky—who soloed and crashed the first time In a junked Jenny biplane with a “Model T" motor after only three flying lessons—retorted:
‘ I’m a good flyer. They don't give an ambitious young man a break in aviation any more How far do you think the Wright brothers and Lindbergh would have gone lf they'd got caught in this red tape ’’
On hi* first solo flight, fortified only by the lessons he exchanged for chores at an airport Schapansky said he went up JOO feet stalled and crashed. Neighbors pulled him bleeding from the
Undismayed Schapansky built more planes. Few of them flew
long and crackups became so regular his wife said she stood by a telephone, the family car and trailer waiting nearby, ready U get him and the plane when it plumped down in someone's pasture.
Schapansky is grounded, but he doesn't complain * I rn going to take my cream and egRS to town in a plane some day." he ;aid 'When I have enough money to buy something better than junk, watch me go.”
United States Dispatches Observer To Gather Data On Reich Refugees
Coleman Rodeo j TRANSATLANTIC PLANE SERVICE IN PROSPECT Ropers Turn In Speedy Times
Bv DEVON FRANCIS Associated Press Aviation Editor
NEW YORK, July 15.—HAP Commercial airplanes will resume “survey" flights across the North Atlantic next week, and prospects are good that the common citizen with enough cash for a ticket can reach
Europe by air this autumn.
The trip from New York to Lindon will require about 24 hours. The fare probably will he $450. A first class ticket In the liner Queen Mary costs $316, tips extra.
European rearmament and highly involved political con
siderations have delayed the establishment of regular airliner service between Europe and America for at least four years.
To land at a foreign port, an airplane requires a permit. Nations not yet ready for competi-
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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, July 15.—'AP)—The United States sent an official observers Into Germany today, at the end ofthe 33 nation refugee conference, to gather information for a report on the situation of potential refugees in Greater Germany.
George Brandt, who holds the rank of consul in the American foreign service and who was attached to the American delegation at the conference, left under instructioas department for
from the Stat visits In Berlu and Hamburg.
A spokesman tor the American delegation said Brandt's mission would be “to gather informs*ion from American sources concerning the number and type of persons who desire to leave Germany under the sponsoring of tire permanent refugee organization established by the Evian conference in London.”
He is to report to that body after its members assemble August 3 in the British capital.
The conference, which President Roosevelt called, ended IO days of discussions today.
Myron C. Taylor, the president and chief United States delegate, emphasized the need for refugees being allowed to leave Germany with their possessions and announced new hope for finding homes for them had arisen through "confidential statements that certain countries could find room for more emigrant* than had been expected.’’
Taylor called “vital and impera-! Live*’ Germany’s cooperation wit,) I the London organization and reemphasized that “unless steps are taken forthwith to remedy the present disorderly exodus, there is catastrophic human suffering ahead which might have far-reaching consequence* in international unrest and strain."
SNYDER BEAUTY IS CROWNED AS GODDESS OF WEST TEXAS
Bathing Revue Draws 7,000 Persons Largest In Sweetwater Revue History
Bt HARRY HOLT
Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER. July 15—Wynona Keller, 17-year-old Snyder beauty was crowned Godliness of West Texas here tonight before a recordbreaking crowd of 7,000 that jammed Newman field for the fourth annual bathing revue
Officiating at the coronation was Geprge O'Brien. RKO's western movie star, who arrived from Hollywood in an American Airlines plan? at 5 15 o clock this afternoon. George M. Thompson was master of ceremonies.
More than an hour was necessary for judges to select winners from the group of 27 girls, representing as many West Texas towns. Second place went to Harriet Ann Pritchett of Colorado, Billie Natl Pittard of
Anson was third
First 'Store Haircut'
SEAFORD, Del July 15— ■?>»—For Years Charles F. Cannon's wife has trimmed his hair. Before that his mother did it. Today, at 85, he boasted of his first ‘“-tore haircut" and said Lr must have been all those good smells’ that go; him into a barber shop.
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cup presented tonight.
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year old Elro Crabtree of Snyder. receive the free trip to Galves-He has not been seen since Mon- ton.
dav, when he loft his home there BOOSTERS SEND DELEGATION
in his father s 1936 Ford V-8 en Judges were Mrs. S A Parker Jr.
.. . . ,, , of El Paso; Sen. Wilburne B. Col-
roun to Abilene to enroll tor the Ue of Eastland; Perry Letbcr of Hoi-
last summer term at Abilene Chri- iywood, Calif, assistant publicity Man college. director for RKO; Bob Skelton of
Crabtree’s father, R. M, Crab- Houston, chief judge of the swim-
trrr. Friday asked the Taylor roan- : “•»* “J« >>«W th..next
two days and former Olympic breast ty sheriffs department to aid in stroke champion; and C. W Allen locating the young man. of Dallas.
Ile expressed fear the youth FYancts Prewit of Stamford, select-
had been kidnapped by hi- ^d as the goddess in 1937 was prefer* who needed the ear. He *e"led loniKht Miss
did not compete Music was by the insisted, as did \ ice-President Sweetwater Municipal band, under Don ll. Morris of Abilene Chris- direction of Jack Armstrong flan college, that F.Iro was not The Boosters club—IOO strong—led
likely to have taken “French a lar*e ^legation to the
leave" of his family and school. Practically even other
„r West Texas town also was represent-
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Last Performance Tonight Expected To Draw Crowd
COLEMAN. July 15.—(Sp! >—Although fast and tough animals dealt the cowboys considerable trouble, calf ropers in tonight's performance of the third annual Coleman rodeo tied their animals In good time.
While ll “no-times" were chalked up against ropers, Clyde Burke of Comanche, Okla , tied his victim In 19 2 seconds Harold Jackson of Abilene used 24 8 seconds, S. J. McKinley of Coleman required 32.8 and Jeff Reevis of Utopia 35 4.
Bl BKK ADDS TO LEAD In the matched roping contest. Burke supped further ahead of Jack Sellers of Del Rio. His total time In three nights now stands at 229.6 seconds, while Sellers has used 290 6 seconds on his nine calves.
Seller*, however, gave the crowd ut .You.) its best show tonight by roping and lying his Lot calf in 14.2 seconds, In Saturday night's final show, each man will rope six calves.
Two Houston boys, Eddie Eva rn and Eddie Cameron, tied for first place In steer riding, while third place w’ent to R. J, Wilkerson of Abilene and fourth to Hobart Flow-I ers of Oklahoma City.
CURLEY SEALE WINS AGAIN Curley Seale of Baird, who won the first two nlgnts' flag race, did even better tonight, to ride the course in 19 seconds flat. Lucille Daniels of Jayton gave her a run with a 39.8 second time, and Mrs. Jack DeBush of Burkett and Mrs. Russell Allen of Le a de y tied for fourth with 21.2.
Frank Hosllck of Cameron led the cow-belling field with a time of 25.8 seconds Time for Slim Whaler of Petrolia was 37 seconds. Charley Bruce of Santa Anna used 46 2, and Ted Powers of Coleman and Ira Wood of Dilley tied for fourth with 46 6.
Milt Moore of Comanche. Okla . made the night s best bronc ride on "Dynamite" Second score was made by Eddie Cameron of Hous- 1 ton on ’’Lutle Jimmie."
< ROWD EXPECTED Winners were not announced in the barrel riding contest, entered by FYaitces Burk of Eden, Billy Jack Coker of Novice. Peggy Parks of Silver Valley, Billie Marie Miller of Echo Mrs. Kenneth Snyder of Melvin. Lvnette Spreen of San Angelo. Mrs. Russell Allen of Leadav, Cur- , ley S^aie of Baird Mrs. Sam Wind- 1 ham of Rising Star, Selma Swenson of Stamford and Lucille Daniels of Jayton.
In the boys’ calf-riding event. rides were made by Forrest Kimball. Lerov Melts, Wallace Ferris, Kenneth Sheppard, Harry Gann and Freddie White, all of Coleman, Winners were not named.
Final performance of the show tonight is expected to draw a capacity crowd, adding to the 15.000 who have already passed through the gates
Record Crowd Throngs Anson As Jones County Seat Observes 57th Birthday At Folk Festiva
Geneva Albritton Crowned Queen; Pioneers Feted
ANSON. July 15 Spl)—The biggest crowd ever in Anson thronged the streets today for Its 57th birthday fete.
A two-mile-long parade which included three bands and delegations from other town*, wound through the streets at 6 o’clock this evening.
After the parade, Geneva Albritton of Hamlin wa* crowned queen of the 1938 Jones County Folk festival.
County Judge Omar Burleson crowned the queen while the 1937 queen, Ava Jewel Taylor of Anson, presented the scepter.
Mayor Rex Reddell presented the keys to the city.
Tonight the Old West fiesta was held in the high school stadium, and an old-time circus was re-enacted.
Saturday night's program will he featured by a atresy dance, sponsored by the Cowboy'* Christmas Ball association.
Feted at noon Friday were pioneers of Jones county.
They gathered at the courthouse square, to be greeted by Judge
Snyder Man Heads Highway Association
W. J. Ely Elected East-West Leader
SEMINOLE, July 15- ZP—W .J, FHy of Snyder was elected president of the Fiast-West Highway association at a meeting of the association at the Gaines county courthouse here today.
Hunter Jones, mayor of Breckenridge, was named first vice-president; T. C. Horne of Carlsbad, N. M, second vice-president; A G Bearden of Lamesa, secretary of the association; and Victor L Minter of Carlsbad, executive secretary,
Harry Hines, Texas state highway commissioner, told the delegates toe present setup called for expenditure of $1,062,910 on the highway, No. 15, through Texas, in 1938. Hines said contracts for construction in Gaines, Borden and Dawson counties would come up soon and that the highway commission recognized the importance of the thoroughfare Minter said New Mexico's portion of the road from Hobbs, by way of Carlsbad, would be completed by January I. 1939.
Masons of this area joined in a ceremony Thursday night at. Anson on the courthouse square, where this statute of Anson Jones, vice-president of the Texas republic, has been erected The man in the fore
ground is District Deputy Earner Fagan of Hamlin, The other three men were representing Hamlin. Merkel and Stamford lodges Jones county and Anson were named for Anson Jones, who founded the first Masonic lodge in Texas.
Test Promises State Awards Stonewall Field Highway Jobs
ACCLAIMED BY NEW YORK—
Howard Hughes Proves Modest Hero Along Paper-Showered Celebrity Trail
By St OTT HERSHEY
j NEW YORK. July 15.—LF)—From I the Batter* —jammed w h sweltering humanity—through the canyons I of the financial district, up lower Broadway through delirious, wildly- j cheering crowd". Howard Hughes and his four world-girdling companions nxlc today to the acclaim New York reserves for heroes it has taken to it* heart.
It snowed as the triumphant pro- , cession crawled through packed1 streets—.snowed ticker tape and torn j telephone directories and note paper and pamphlets—as they traveled the “celebrity trail'’ to the city hall.
Modest men were these sc offers al time and distance whose ears still rang with the bedlam that greeted them yesterday when they landed at Floyd Bennett field after they j had flown around the world In three days and 19 hours.
To the city hall came the five I
men to stand blinking before lights and tile praise heaped upon them by Mayor LaGuardia. Grover Whalen, head of the World's fair and Jesse H. Jones, head of the R. F C. and fellow-Texan of Hughes’,
Hughes spoke shyly and almost inaudibly. HL* flying companions nodded as he expresed the belief a camaraderie of airmen of the world would prove an agency for peace.
He asked, with quiet fervency, that the flight not be regarded as a stunt. He reviewed the careful preparations and said 200,000 engineering hours had gone into the record-breaking plane.
“I have been aked what the purpose of the flight was,” he said. "and my answer is that if it sue-1 ceeds in bringing the fliers of the world together In closer cooperation, then It has accomplished something worthwhile.'*
“There is a kinship among fliers the world over,” he said.
PEACOCK Juh 15 < Spl Ex
citement ranged high here today as the prospective discovery of Stonewall county's first oil field brought hundred.* to view the Stonewall Oil I company s No. I H T. Carlile, derrick partially blackened by crude There was much talk but little actual trr ding In leasing and royalty, prices having been given a jump after the well made two-minute | heads twice today two hours apart I Oil flowed 30 feet into the 122-foot steel derrick
One 4>f the moat promising asperts was the report of Geologist* H. H Adam* and Carl Should of Abilene that the pay section, 5,169-72 feet, was the same lime a* that producing in Jones county's prolific Avoca field
Actual completion of the well will be delaved for a week or more until operators clean out hole and underream five-inch casing to the ■ top of the lime. there to cement It before deepening further Into the pa
It is more than 40 miles from the nearest producing area mil the most westerly prod iction to be found In formation of Pennsylvanian age in the West Central Texas district.
Location is five miles north of Swenson, and in section 293-D-HA: TC survey.
Flying Boat Hops
MARSEILLE. France. July 15— V Tile big French flying boat Lieutenant de Vaisseau Paris took off from Berre L'Etang near here today for Foynes, Ireland, which It will use as a base for a trial flight across the North Atlantic. It carried a crew of six and two representatives of the F’rench air ministry.
AU8TIN. July 15—i/Pv—Low bidders on projects coating $1 605,349 were announced by the Highway department today and only a few formalities stood in the way of awarding contracts.
The Items, together with those for which bids have been called July 30, will cost approximately 65.-000 000, one of the largest monthly programs this year.
Project* on which bids were tabulated with low bidders, by counties, included;
Howard and Stonewall, warehouse buildings in Big Spring and Aspermont, Abilene Construction Co., Abilene $7,900. Culberson. 11.5 miles of seal coat and double asphalt surface treatment on U. S. 62 from Hudspeth county to Highway 54 and from New Mexico state line to one mite south of North Mill, Lee Moor Contracting Co, El Paso, $22,780.
Dickens, Foard and Knox. 23.3 miles of 4.6 mile* of seal coat and 18 7 miles of reshaping base and double asphalt surface treatment on Highways 18 and 16 on loop into Spur and from four miles east of Spur to 2.4 miles north of Kent county on Highway 18 and from Beaver creek south of Crowell south on Highway 16. Ernest land Construction, Fort Worth. $30,-969.
Ward, R 4 miles of reconstructing grading and drainage structures, flexible base and double asphalt surface treatment on Highway 115 from Winkler county line to Pvote, Bell Ae Braden, Amarillo, $39,533, Garza, 7 8 miles of reshaping base and double asphalt surface treatment on U. S. 380 from 12 4 miles east of Post to Kent county line, Public Construction Co., Denton, $15,776,
Post Assigned To New York's
Helen Keller Given Chairmanship Of Blind Commission
EL PORTAL, Calif., July 15 — (AP) — President Roosevelt today appointed Elmer Andrews, New York state industrial commissioner, to administer the new wage-hour law.
Announcement of Andrews' appointment came late In the day at El F*ortal, after Roosevelt had made a day-long tour of Yosemite national park.
Press Secretary Stephen Early said Andrews had “extensive exper-i ience” with wages and hours in hi*
! Job as New York labor commlssion-I er.
Andrew, wa* assistant New York labor commissioner while Roosevelt I was governor of New York, He was named commissioner by Governor Lehman.
The appointment came as a surprise to many persons. Andrew* had been among those least-mentioned for the job. His Job will be to administer the broad new wage-hour program enacted in the dosing days of congress after an extended fight.
Appointment of an Easterner waa a disappointment to many Southerners, who had hoped a resident of their region would be named. Under the wage-hour law, a differential between sections of the country may be made.
Eastern legislators had argued no differentials were necessary but Southerners had contended that some considerations should be giv-I en their section of the country, PICKS BLIND COMMISSION The wage-hour program provide* minimum wages starting at 25 cents an hour and maximum hours starting at 44 a week,
The bill, sponsored by Roosevelt for more than a year, provoked Ona of the bitterest congressional fight* of the last two years.
Before the announcement, Andrews confirmed reports in New York that the president had decided to name him commissioner.
Earlier Roosevelt had named a commission to deal with government purchase of goods made by the blind, and then he relaxed as a sightseer amid the grandeur of rho park.
Helen Keller, noted deaf and blind woman, was appointed by Boose-velt as chairman of a commission. Others named were Brig Gen. Augustus A. Warfield, War department representative.. Alex M. McAshley, agriculture department; Commander Arthur H. May, Navy; Rear Admiral Christian J. Peoples, Treasury; md Fletcher W. Rawls, Commerce.
Andrews Uncertain When He ll Begin
NEW YORK, July 15—(ZP)—State Industrial Commissioner Elmer F. Andrews late today confirmed reports President Roosevelt had de-I elded to appoint him as administrator of the new federal wage-hour law
Andrews said he did not know' when he would take up the new job, adding it would take him a month ’ to clean up his state work.
He had made no detailed plans for administration of the act, he added, but its enforcement would be “by cooperation rather than police power, at least in the initial stages.”
He felt certain, he said, that all industry would cooperate with the administration.
He said he believed the law would eliminate wage cutting practices as a form of competition among business concerns and that it would stop factories from moving around the country in quest of cheap labor.
Andrews said he intended making full use of the provision for administering the law through state departments of labor.
The administrator may appropriate funds to state departments to enforce the act. He said that where no state labor departments existed, he would operate through some other state agency.
Folk Here Since Earliest Days Make Merry At First County Seat In Annual Reunion
By ll IL SAYLES Reporter-New* Staff Writer
BUFFALO GAP, July 15—Men End women whose accomplishments in an unffcavted wilderness made the early pave- of Taylor county’s 3l-yeai history were honored here today.
Their deeds w’ere praised by thousands wdio gathered under the tiled* of this little town* tall oak
trees, picturesque setting for the 22d renewal of the Taylor County Old Settlers reunion.
Carnival spirit prevailed as a continuous program under the direction of Reunion President Tom Bledsoe ran from mid-morning un‘11 late tonight. Mole fireworks were promised for Saturday—candidates' day- when aspirants for every state, district and precinct
office are slated to unwind their i political stories from the speaker's platform
Thirty pioneers who came to Taylor county 60 years or more ago registered today at the booth operated by the association's secretary and treasurer respectively, Mr. and Mrs. W F. Jones. There were 163 veterans mingling about the grounds who lived here 50 years [
ago and 1,148 qualified as "old timers. having come to the county at least 25 years ago.
The 60-year veterans included J. II. Christian, Wingate, 1878; IL Christian, Bronte. 1877; L. O. Fletcher, Abilene, 1878; Mr*. D. S. Kauffman, 1878; S. A. Sharp. 1875;
George Yost, Lawn. 1878; J.
T. Chitto m, Hawley, 1874; J.
G. Pinkston, Hawley, 1875; W. T. Bowman, Buffalo Gap. 1878; J. W. Jlnsey, View, 1878; Mrs. Conine Trent Blackburn, Baird, 1878; Albert Butcher, Ovalo, 1878; C. K. Tisdale, Tuscola, 1878; J. E. Hurt, Ovalo, 1876; Dan O'Connell, Tuscola, 1878; W. T. Lindley. Abilene, 1877; Mr*. R. F.. ( arter. Winters, 1875; W. W. Brady, Fort
Worth, 1877; F,. F. Heller, Nolan, 1878' G. W Scott, Winters, 1877; Will Chrane, Abilene, J. S. Wright, Abilene, 1878; T. M. Hambrkk, Wingate, 1878; T, A. Rurford. 1876; Mrs. M. T. Butrhee, Buffalo Gap, 1875; W. D. Beauchamp. 1877; Bill Slaughter Abilene. 1 8 7 5; i ( harks Foster, 1871; H. D.
( lark. 1878; and Mrs. G. Sowell, San Angelo, 1878.
There was one early settler on hand who hasn’t missed a county-wide barbecue since they started . tossing this western type party, He I is J. E. Hurt, association vice-president, who settled with his family in I the Jim Ned community as a small
See REUNION, Pg. 7, Col. 6 .
Anyhow, It Burned Up The Fireboys
Where there's smoke there’s fire.
“Sez you,” Abilene firemen said yesterday,
At 3:26 p. rn. they received a general alarm to go to 1817 North Tenth. Smoke was gushing from one room of the house, but no fire could be seen. A hurried search-still no fire. Then a more careful search—still no fire.
They gave up. Finally a member of the household suggested that one of the children had burned a celluloid comb and caused the smoke. Firemen agreed, wound up their