Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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QUEEN MARIE OF RUMANIA DEAD
Dowager Queen Marie of Ru» mania, long suffering from stomach trouble, died today at her palace at Sinai', royal sum-
LONG ILLNESS PROVES FATAL FOR RUMANIA'S DOWAGER QUEEN
BUCHAREST. Julv 18—< ZP)—Dowager Queen Marie of Rumania, who helped shape the destiny of her country for a generation, died today in her sixty-third year.
The queen mother, fametffor her beauty, died at her palace at Sinaia, the roval summer residence, at 6:25 p.m (11.25 a rn. E. S. T.)
Prime Minister Mira# Cristea. who also is patriarch cf the Rumanian
orthodox church, celebrated mass -7
in the palace immediately after her J
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passing. Previously he had administered extreme uncffon as death neared.
In Bucharest all public buildings Immediately displayed flags at half mast.
All bells in churches and mons#- 1 teries throughout Rumania tolled news at the death to the nation.
It was announced that Marie would St buried beside her husband j in the Curcia de Argesh church, where lie the bodies of all Rumania's former kings.
Members of the cabinet left Bucharest by special train for Sinai.
Three Rumanian court doctors
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Final Lap In Primary Race
O'Daniel, Hunter Both Heading Pot-West Texas Areas
By The Associated Press Weary candidates, somewhat refreshed by a Sabbath armistice, too* to the trail again today while the electorate braced Itself for another week of oratory, mountain music, printed broadsides and skywriting before the democratic primaries next Saturday.
W. Lee O’Daniel, who jazzed lip the gubernatorial handicap, went to West Texas, to return to Dallas for a mid-week radio broadcast, and then East Texas. Tom Hunter, aft#r a broadcast in Houston today, neaded for Central and West Texas, to clo$e the campaign in Dallas Friday. Railroad Commissioner Ernest Thompson, seeking advancement to the governorship on his record as Amarillo mayor and as railroad commissioner, opened at Austin and then headed for East Texas.
Attorney General William McGraw also appealed to Redland audiences and planned to return to Dallas for a home-town tally Friday. Karl Crowley hit for the high spots—Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas and possibly El paso. Beaumont’s ma jar P. D. Renfro opened the week near home, at Galveston. S. T. Brogden, who indicated he had closed his speaking schedule, returned home ta Stephenville for organization work.
Lieut. Gov. Walter Woodul, who may become governor when James V. Allred Resigns to absume a federal judgeship, urged his supporters to continue their work for him as a candidate for attorney general.
District Judge Ralph Yarbrough, continuing his campaign for attorney general, had speaking engagements today at Kaufman, Terrell and Corsicana.
I State Senator G. H. Nelson of Lubbock, candidate for lieutenant governor, promised the state's million voters “I will do everything in my power to keep politicians from making the ptelic school lands a political plum.”
Robert W. Calvert, aspiring fc> the same office, cited his record in the house of representatives and his ac-tivities as a private citizen as in-Showers were falling in ” est <iiCations of his support of old-age
Nine Destroyers,18 Planes As Escort For English Xing's Visit to France
LONt>oH, July 18.—(ZP)—One hundred heavy trunks were trundled out of Buckingham palace this morning the equipage of King ©corge and h© queen on their state visit to Prance.
Their trunks were sent to Doy#r, where the royal couple are to start their journey tomorrow aboard the British admiralty yacht, Enchantress.
A flotilla of nine destroyers arrived at Dover today fro® Portsmouth to escort the Enchantress, and eighteen nftval planes also will be on hand wlten the yacht sails.
The king, recovered from the attack of gastric influenza which sent him to bed a w^eek ago, rested in the palace for the trip which
'Crate’ Across .Atlantic
Makes ‘Sneak’. * Journey After Permit Denied
will put a Heavy burden on JaLs slender frame.
Queen Elizabeth supervised the final details of packing. They had motored to London from Windsor house last night.
•There was a big weekend rush of Britishers to Paris, anxious to see the monarch in the gigantic parades and fanfare France is staging to show the world the two great European democracies still are firm friends.
mer residence near Bucharest. The Queen had visited America twice.
Showers Fall In West Texas
Heaviest Rain At Merkel; . I 3 Inch in Abilene
New Explosion Rocks Refinery
Flames Spread Anew Through Sinclair Plan!
In New York Where Three Dead, 50 Injured
WELLSVILLE. N. Y. July 18.—(ZP)—A huge new explosion parlv today rocked the Sinclair Oil company's $15,000,000 refinery, where three men were killed and 50 Injured last night, And fire sweeping through the plant spread anew in two directions.
A storage tank containing 2.500 barrels of oil and naptha exploded shortly beftpe daybreak with a deafening roar. A few minutes later, plant officials reported' that a 50.000-barrel tank at the opposite side of the ------refinery property was on fire.
Pioneer Local Merchant Dies
Illness Fatal to
R. L. Over, 62;
Funeral Set Today
Funeral for R. L. Over. pioneer hardware merchant who died at his home in Over Place early Sunday, will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon from the First Baptist fire extinguishing material to every church. Mr Over had been ill for point in western New York and
.They also said Xlames were approaching clos# to a naptha plant, filled with high explosive products, in another part of the refinery.
No one was injured in the explosion of the 2,500-barrel tank, although three spectators died when a similar tank skyrocketed across the Genesee river last night.
Approximately SOO storage , tanks of various sices #nd containing various fluiflk occupy the refinery tract of ibout 50 acres of land a half mile from this oil fields village.
Company officials said emergency calls were being made for foam
Douglas Corrigan, Who Last*Week Made Non-Stop Jaunt Across Continent, Ends Unheralded Atlantic Flight at Dublin Port
BALDONNEL AIRPORT, DUBLIN, Ireland, July 18 — (AP)—An antiquated, single-motored American airpalne fluttered down here this afternoon after its owner, 31-year-old Douglas Corrigan, had pushed it across the Atlantic in a surprise, unsanctioned flight from New York.
It taxied across the field and wheezed to t stop. Flabbergasted Irite airport officials t -•--
rushing to the machine saw a grinning pilot climb out.
“I’m Douglas Corrigan,” he said. “Just got in from New York.
“It took ma 28 hours and 13 minutes.” *
The plane came down from a rain-streaked si© at 2:30 pm.
(8:30 am. EST*, 28 hours 13 minutes after Corrigan had taken off frtflh Floyd Bennett airport on a flight “to California"—and with no permit for a transatlantic crossing.
“By the way. where am I?” the flier asked the gathering Irish crowd.
The gaping Irish looked at Cor-
New Pool For Jones County
Wildcat Northeast Of Hawley Field Filling With Oil
Opening of a new Jones county oil pool about two miles northeast Of the Hawley field was ..indicated today after the S. B. Roberts company of Abilene No. I Roy E.
rigan. at his plane and it* nearly I Prichard filled at the rate of
empty ®soline tanks, then back about 200 feet per hour Is deep-
at the cheerful young pilot, dressed In leather jacket and trousers.
Broad smiles broke and brogues began.
"Corrigan, eh?” asked one Dubliner. “Have a nice crossing?”
ening through 18 feet of saturated sand streaks.
The wildcat, located 600 feet north oi a test driJ*£d last year by Fain-McGaha Oil corporation and abandoned after showing in
1,63 years of age July 29 . Mr. Over was a native of Texas. He was bom in Gladewater July 29, 18f5. In 1887, he moved to Dublin, and the year 1903 brought him to Abilene. He was for 35 y^prs actively engaged In the re Va ii ani wholesale hardware business here, at the time of Ills death treasurer
Texas tarly this afternoon.
Bg I O’ clock, Abilene!# weather
and a specialist who had accomplis- bureau reported .13 inch, with more Brooks said, if he^were led the queen from Dresden were
with her when she died.
Mauston Paper in Ring for Thompson
, ,_ , tenant governor, he would favor the
in prospect,. Earlier in the day the abolition of the old
bureau had forecast scattered show- commission and the liquor control ers a#d cooler weather for Abilene board, “a saving of over two million
HOUSTON, July 18--The Houston I than an hour immediately after Post, yesteoday editorially com- noon. At Sweetwater only threats of
dollars each year.” which, matched A J . J with federal funds, would provide
Heaviest ram reported wag tt,M000 00() f0r dlstributi0n to the
Merkel, where an inch fell in less I aged, he added.
George A. Davisson. Jr. charged thai other candidates tor lieutenant
mented Ernest O. Thompson, can- rain were reported. Snyder report-didate for governor, for the type Of j cd light sprinkles, while Rotan and
campaign he is conducting.
The editorial painted out that
Anson remained dry.
To the south, Buffalo Gap and
“Col. Thompson is conducting hts Winters reported sprinkles. Baird campaign for governor with the ef- had received no rgln at 1:30. but
Helena# and singleness of purpose was recipient of which has characterized hts service j Sunday. on the state railroad commission.
“He refuses to be divert*! from his objective by the strains of mountain music. He discussed the issues in his opening campaign speech and he is still discussing issues, just a week before the elation.
a good shower
Rainfall estimated at as high as five Inches fell in the Bayou community 12 miles south of Baird Sunday afternoon. High winds destroyed a bath on the BW! F. Russell glace. ,
Sunday afternoon brought an inch and a half of rain in little more than an hour in Brownwood.
goveri#>r were appropriating h i s platform. Declaring “they could not produce even if elected.” Davisson today started five days of campaigning in East Texas.
State railroad Commission
See POLITICS Page 8, Col. 8
Big Spring Refinery Blast Kills One
several weeks. He would ha\# been Pennsylvania where it might be
About IOO firemen were sent to the vicinity of the burning -SO,OOO barrel tank. This, a company official said, stands next to a “whole line” of tanks filled with highly inflammable naptha.
Thirteen tanks exploded last night while the fire was raging through the heart of the $15,000,000 refinery of the Sinclair* Oil company, one of the largest refineries in the country’.
One of tie exploding tanks was hurled SOO feet through the Sir, clear across the Genesee river, to land in a crowd of spectators and cause the three deaths. Some of the injuries also resulted from the meteor plunge of the flaming bulk.
The dead, all spectators, were: Walter Maeder, 45, unemployed. Robert Powers, .35, a restaurant worker.
Eugene McCormick, 42.
All were Wellsville residents. Forty persons were treated for minor bums In an emergency hospital set up by doctors and nurses at the plant. Eye-witnesses estimated IO other peipons were slightly burned. One man was tgken to the village hospital.
R. Ik OVER
July Clearance Sales Keeping Merchants Busy
Abilene merchants cooperating in the second annual city-w#dg July Clearance# sale, which opened this morning, were enjoying a “nc^ found” business today.
With opening of doors ab 8:30 a. rn., literally hundreds Bf customers surged in the business firms with the Sunday Reporter-News, listing summer bargains, clutched in one hand and ti® month’s pay check in anomer.
It was a buying crowd and tksh registers wipe clicking like a clock as the best day s business in many a moon was started. Few persons were on the streets, but once inside the air-concillioneQ buildings ®rerythWg was in a frenzy.
One merchant said it ©as tile test business of the year. The buying crowd is Just as large as expected. volunteered another* Business is better thai# $>n Saturday, said still another manager as he wiped pfespiration from his brow.,
.Give the public bargains and advertise, then there’s no use to worry about business, remarked the manager of another large firm. Twenty-two merchants have done that, and the buying public started early to take -advantage of the offers. .
The clearance sale will continue through this week..
INDIANAPOLIS, July 18— t/P>— Mrs. Irene Hill was sure no food she had cooked ever smelled like that before.
She lifted a lid from the simmering pot and sniffed suspiciously. Iii
BIO SPRING. July 18—</P>—Lloyd •
A. (Pepper) Martin, 36, died in a
hospital late la® nrght from burns of the Ed S. Hughes company, pio-received earlier in the evening in a veer hardware dealers of West
mishap In the treating plant at the Cosden refinery here.
Cosden officials said a motor fault apparently caused the accident. As Martin attempted to shut off pumps, pressure threw gasoline #n hun. and a flash of fire, evidently caused from an electric spark, him in flames. *
July §8, 1901, he was married to Adella Gertrude Perkins, who survives him.
Other survivors include a broth er, W. B Over of Dublin; a sister, Mrs. Monde Carmichael of Lamkin, enveloped | and three nephews. Troy. Montle and Jerome Carmichael. Dr. L. E.
, t #,ii *4 Margin, formtr semipro baseball! Gee of Greenville, Mrs. Ola May- - _ _
^ wa, a candida., ,or How«d 800d 9nd Jack„ Mackay of Big P^^Ju.W“ •*" that
The questioned material was tak-
Investigation Follows Wreck
Taylqg county sheriffs department today was instigating what lhay prove to be large scale flope-smuggling operations. g
Sheriff Bid M#Adams deliv#red to City Chemist H. R. Arrant a quantity at dried and ground weed f#r
alL,WlU,.ryln?abt.a* tin haa' I county's sheriff, his name being on Foeman said Mrs. Hill had no nfxt saturday s primary ballot.
only used gasoline as fuel for ber stove—but also had beer? cooking the ham and btans in it*?
See OVER Page 8, Col. 7
ABILENE and vicinity: ©attired shower! ana slightly cooler tonight^ Tuesday partly cloudy. >
West Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, probably acattered shower! In extreme west portion; warmer In Fanhan<U« Tuesday afternoon r. *
East Texas; Partly cloudy In south, scattered showers In north, sightly cooler in northwest portion tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy, acattered showers In northeast portion and i|ear upper coast, p Highest temperature yesterday ,,,,U Lowest temperature th® morning . 74
TE M PK R ATI!/? KS Sun. Mon.
Paid Twice As Much As Soldier
en frgm an automobile which Tour Mexgrans wrecked north of Bradshaw on highway 30 Sundog.
The new and expensive car <La-I Salle) turned over three times while .spegteng northward along the high-fteaf, Three Mexican® two women and a man, all of San Antonio, re-; mained in a Winters hospital for I treatment today.
A Mexican man, whose home is in Abilene, was released by the sher-
Resplendent In a white summer suit, Mussolini dances with a peasant girl at April!# in celebration of bumper wlteat crops in Italy. Apriiia is one of the towns ll Duce built on the reclamed Pontine marshes near Rome. *
Abilene After' Vets Hospital
Government. Plans Survey Fo’r New $1,435,000 Plant
Abilene, along with six other Texas cities, will be considered as a possible site for a new $1,435,000 general hospital f#r war vetera#s.
According to a dispatch today from Washington, D. C., an engineer of the veterans administration will leave tomorrow for Texas to make a preliminary survey of the possible sites. •
Itinerary for the engineer. C. H. Stratton, gas announced today by the veterans administration as follows:
Houston and Immediate area. July 22 and 23; Sweetwater, July 24 and 25: San Angelo, July 25; Abilene, July 26; Lubbock. July 27; Amarillo, July 28; Fort Worth and Immediate area, July 29 and ^0; Dallas and jnunediate area, July 31 and August I.
The administration plans to build a hospital of 350 bed capacity. The funds were made available. under the spending-lending program. A maximum of $60,000 may be spent for the site.
A chamber of commerce committee headed by R. M. WagsUff has considered several sites in and flear Abilene and will accompany Stratton in his local survey.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, July 18 — —Farmers and agricultural leaders of 32 northeast Texas counties gathered here todag for a discussion of their problems.^,
Lafayette Patterson of the department of agriculture. Washington, D. C.. was scheduled for a discussion of the new farm program and agricultural change# made by the last congress.
“Not bad” was Corrigans reply, the Tannehtll sand, was scheduled “There was not much to it. I flew for pulling eight-inch casing today over the clouds all the time and ftnd running tubing late this aft-never saw the ocean until I reach- emoon for a test tomorrow.
ed the coast good."
The weather was
Owners estimated it good for IOO barrels per day, showing no water.
Then, quite belatedly, attendants oil sand was encountered Satur-thought of landing papers and ask- j day at 2.065 feet in the Tannehill
ed Corrigan for them
"Forget It,” he said, yawning. “I thought H was California all the time.”
The report spread quickly in Dublin that there was “a crazy
sand, and the well filled about 150 feet in deeping to 2,072 feet. Sunday, it was drilled to a present total depth of 2.083 feet, filling 1,-000 feet In eight hours.
Moutray Sc King of Abilene hold
filer” in town, and it reached offset acreage to the north, east newspaper headlines just Ilk# that, and west.
Corrigan sat munching sandwiches as airport officials pressed him to produce his landing papers.
"Really now. I thought I was heading for California,” he beamed. “It was not until I saw your mountains here th^t I realized it was not California.”'
The United States minister, John Cudahy, sent his car to the airport. It picked up the flier and delivered him to the legation. It is expected he will be the guest of the minister for several days.
Technical!? Corrigan is under detention because of his lack of papers, but that did not seeni to bother hjm.
He said he circled around the northern coast of Ireland after reaching the western coast and finally picked out Dublin's Baldon-nel airport for his landing.
An Irish mall pline for London
See CORRIGAN Page 8, Col. 6
S. B. Roberts company and Brown Eagle hold 142 acres on which the well is located, it being 150 feet from the east #nd 300 feet from the south lines of the Prichard lease in G. Martinez survey No. 195, block 2.
Nazi Publicist Held By Police
BERLIN. July 18—,Pl—Reinhold Wulle, publicist and nationalist who hid Adolf Hitler for weeks in 1923, has been arrested with his wife and several members of his publication staff, it was disclosed today.
Wylie and his wife were seized by the Gestapo (secret police) on July 14. Several of his co-workers were taken as they reported for work. The Gestapo refused to * give any reasons.
DOUGLAS CORRIGAN AND HIS 'CRATE'
Douglas Corrigan and his niQe-year - old monoplane, a $900 'crate,' were photographed after he had flown from California to New York non-stop. His trip across the continent
cost him j$110, but his hop across the Atlantic ended today only soaked him $69.50. he said. The plane is the same type \*ed by Lindbergh.
WASHINGUPlf. July 18 -Wtf) “or Is
*» iff. He contended Ahat he had been
tim# since 1922: the n#$y thinks gjvfl® a ©de by the San Antonio The fact the average sailor Is paid its commissioned «Jficers, warrant trj0
Officers and nurse? deserve prior I__________
consideration, The budget bureau^ detided the ‘fovernmPet could not re tee millions required for either this year.
A recruit in either service receives $21 a month but soon the
TYPICAL LITTLE MICK'—
DOUGLAS CORRIGAN TER MED NERVELESS FLIER
going to Europe.” eehr saidV and
almost twice as much as a soldier posed a complex problem today te a board representing the nation’s four armed services.
Theoretically, a$(my and navy pay is on a par but the #pldier^ have complained for years its rim so, and their pay checks tend to bea#jriaitet is likely to attain an advanc them ftek
7 p.m. 7 a m. 12:39 p m. Orv th’rmnmetrr S3 .76 86
W#t thermnmft#r 72 70 73
Relative humidity 58 74 M
navy, marine corp and selected the board to make recommendations to th# next congress at the request of th* senate military affairs committee. ** Brigadier General Lorenzo D Gaston J ser, the army’s eepresentative, said
it would start work soon.
.The war department wants to raise the pay of some of the army's 165,000 enlisted men for the first
Foster Funeral At Baird Today
BAIRD. July 18— tSp!) —Funer
NEW YORK, July 18—</F)—Douglas Corrigan, of the nonstop .New York-to-Dublin “sneak” flight, impressed everybody at Floyd Bennett fid# as a natural flier without nerves. (§r
Otherwise Kenneth Behr. manlier of the field, and others who talk-
rating a# a specialist in seamanship, engineering, aviation or ra-p, and with it, lite nth pay.
•>Sdtee 70 per cerft of the soldier* continue to draw only $21, despite their increasing experience, while only about 25* per* cent of the navy enlisted *men are in the $21-$30 bracket. The war department complainer! to congress this year,” w-ith# out result. • •
a1 for Mrs. Ellen Foster, teho died i ed to Corrigan found it a little dif-
early Sunday after a prolonged illness, was styed at 3 o'clock this aftenMpn at the First Baptist churls here.
Sjae was born January ll, 1884, In comanche, moving to Baird 35 years ago. .Survivors ate her husband, *V, W4 Foster, and a daughter. Mrs. J. O. Pendrix, Abilene..
Burial will be made In the Ross cemetery. Wylie Funeral home is in charge; of arrangement#.
ficult to classify hlnj^. His personality, Behr ventured, % a mixture1*#! Irishr-“a typical little fcepk,” ehrL-and Texan, dash and devil-good sound sense and thoughtfulness. under exterior indill|rence to peril. * *
Neither modest nor forward but perfectly unassuming and confident, Corrigan struck Behr as a man who know* what he want# and knows alien to get it
and how to ©et it- . _ .
“He #ne at home yesterday I 1 called the weather bateau to find
- out if he had asked about transat-
moming between I and 2 o'clock and said I® wanted to take off.” said Behr. "I came down and found he was loated #|th gasoline #p heavily he had no forward vis|®L I said I wouldn't allow him to take off in the 'mrknq^s like that. He said he wafted t<Fget aw'ay so he could cross |ne desert in the cool of morning.” *' M m
tufter Bikr talked J# hi* tlteugh. C5rrigan said “I think you're right” and waited.
.JJehr watched him take off at daylight, a breathless few seconds with hteheavy load of gag^ and saffchinfdranish in the redt denjn# pastern sky.
“I had a suspicion ha might
He had called all the
right, but had aske® about weatriir across country.
Did ne carry food? Behr didn t know.
“If he did it was in his pockets, probably. I didnt see any$$ign of
Ie stands, Behr figured, about 5 feet 7 inches, aud has af^crop .of bushy reddish bite a hair.
“He filled the tanks himself.
and he p
played around with those lite * man who loves
“He knew what^ie nd I guess wheteh mind nothing him.”
e wanted to do, e made up hi# was going to stop