Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LYM I. NO .52.
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ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES
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Flier Smashes Plane On Eve Of Ocean Hop
Rumanian Walks Away From Wreckage; Planned Nonstop Journey To Bucharest
Probers Hear Of Attacks On Non-Strikers
Senators Told Of Battles Between Workers, Guards
Utilities Hearing Set Monday
AS DOUGLAS CORRIGAN WAS WELCOMED TO IRELAND
NORWALK. Conn,, July 19. — (AP) *— Capt. Alex Papana, famous Rumanian acrobatic flier, smashed his new airplane and his present | chances for a transatlantic flight today, but walked away from the ! WASHINGTON, July 19.—(Apl—A wreckage. tale of "unprovoked" assaults upon
The crash came as his landing wheels struck a stone wall separating women and children, as well as two fields at the airport here. The landing gear was tom off, both pro- strikers, by mill guards of the Re
pellers smashed, and the twin engines wrecked, tIROLES AIRPORT
Papana had circled the airport several times as he came in to a landing after flying the few miles from New Haven, Conn., w'here he had previously landed when thick weather prevented him from flying to Hartford, Conn., to get his engines checked.
lie was on his way back to Floyd Bennett Field. New York, from which he hart intended to start a non-stop flight to Rumania friday.
It could not be learned immediately why Captain Papana sought to land at Norwalk, but local airmen ventured the guess it was because of flying conditions.
SON IS BORN
Dope Ring Quiz Strikes Snag
Chemist Arrant Not Sure Weed Is Marijuana
Taylor county's oudding dope ring case was at a standstill last night. City Chemist H. R. Arrant said he could not swear before a court that a quantity of ground weed was marijuana and Sheriff Sid McAdams said he would not make arrests until some authoritative person would swear to such a statement.
"I feel certain that it is marijuana,'* Arrant said. ‘It has all the physical properties of that plant and tests from four to six percent alkaloid, which is usual with marijuana. but my tests have not been conclusive enough for me to swear that it is marijuana;"
‘I can't make arrests until I know whether or not it is marijuana," said McAdams. ' Besides I hare tho three Mexcans located in San Antonio where I can get them * Women s dormitory and a doctors'
MRS. F. D. ROOSEVELT JR.
PHILADELPHIA, July 19-£* —A son was born today to Mrs. Franklin D Roosevelt, Jr., the former Ethel DuPontt wife of the third son of the ’president. The boy. weighing slightly more than seven pounds, has not been named.
Bids Announced On Hospital Job
State Institution Here To Get Home,
Low bids on construction of a
public Steel corporation was added today to the record of the senate civil liberties committee.
A long array of witnesses told how a strike three years ago at the Berger Manufacturing Co., a Republic plant in Canton, Ohio., was broken by tear gas, clubs and shotguns.
Company officials, sitting by, objected to certain details of the story and set up the defense strikers had stoned the guards.
Charles M. White, vice-president of Republic, blamed the whole thing on the local police authorities for not establishing "law and order."
"When a strike occurs today," he said. ' it is immediately interpreted as some sort of a political strike and. Decause there are a lot of folks involved, the men in office can't make up their minds whether they should be on the side of law and order, or whether there are more votes on the side of mob rule."
Stories of two particular incidents stood out in the evidence.
A group of 15 guards left the
mill property in an armored car.
Came to a stop close by and closed on a crowd of strikers and spectators, while a similar number left
the mill afoot.
Darrell Smith, milkman and union sympathizer, testified they "caught the crowd between and Just mowed them down."
"Women were struck down by though they had been men," he said.
White asserted later the guards in the trick were bound for another point on the company* property and that strikers hit the driver in tile face with a rock. The latter lost control of the car and it came to a stop at the curb. Tile guards from the mill then came to the rescue of the first group, White said.
The second instance was related by Mrs. Mary Reed, young Canton
Douglas Corrigan, left, Irlsh-American who piloted a rirkety monoplane across the Atlantic
Sudetens Rout Czech Optimism
Monday in this Associated Press radiophoto is shown in front of his "crate" being greeted by
a Baldonnel airport official upon completion of his surprise hop to Ireland from New York.
This photo was sent from London to New York by radio.
Wings Clipped For Crackups, Farmer Hopes Morgan Charges Corrigan’s Example Will Aid Him At Trial 'Intrigue’
PRAHA, Julv 19
housewife. She lived, she said, just deten German party sharply check-across the street from the mill. To M growing feeling of optimism avoid the confusion and noise of
the strike, she and her husband grounding negotiations to renr-went to visit her mother, two miles aani/p The Czechoslovak govern' away, on the second day of the
Czechoslovak ment bv announcing todav
if I want them. I won’t do anything residence cottage at the Abilene strike Outside hor mother s home bas be?n no "understanding'' with
else about the matter until I get state hospital were announced yes- j sj1P 5aid sjle heard shooting con- tilp government
something more definite." terriay in Austin by officials of the starkly coming closer, and finally Officials of the party, represent-
The questioned material, enough board of control. Awarding of the saw two cars approaching, she ran lug most of Czechoslovakia's 3.500,-
to make approximately 1.000 cigar- contracts to the bidders awaits ap-1 for the house, OOO Germanic minority, issued a
ettes, was recovered from an an- Proval of the board, tomobile overturned near Brad- i The proposed construction at the
"I just got off the pavement when they shot me.” she said. "Who shot you? asked Chair-
See PROBE. Pg. IO. Col. 4
shaw Sunday night. Three of the hospital will compose the second four Mexicans in the car when it half of a building program at the overturned were still In the Win- institution.
tors hospital late yesterday after- hospital receives its appropre*
noort _____ _ non biennially and ’lie program is
based on completion in two years.
Expected to be completed by August 31 is the first half of the program. a women's doctors’ cottage now under construction. The proposed projects I „
will be similar to the present ones CORPL 3 CHRISTI, July 19.—.4*) _. , .. . Low bidder on the general con- -Douglas Corrigan, because he
Simone Simon, wa* the forfeit to- , trart for rrocUon of thr dormitory, started out for California and land-
naif Kit SsnHro VT a r ♦ I tx tho ^ i aH T J __ —___ * __i ___
Simone's Secretary Must Keep Silence
LOS ANGELES, July 19—«T>— Ten years of silence on the private life of the French movie actress,
Corrigan Named is To Corpus Club
k under con- •
day by which Sandra Martin, the star's former private secretary, es
statement saying "negotiations have not even begun." and protesting it was far too early to call parliament for consideration of the minorities problem.
At thp fame time thp party issued a plan .setting forth its conception of what the new reorganized Czechoslovak government
should be to satisfy various minorities.
The Sudetens pro*es*cd that up until now they have not even had an. opportune rn 'alk to the government about the.r plan, although
a two story brick and concrete ™led*n I details first were given to President
.structure containing IOO beds, was honorary member of the Koo-Shu caped a prison term of three to the Dunlap-Coughran company of chih of Corpus Christi
Fduard Benes and the cabinet June
Abilene They submitted a figure club, a men s luncheon or-
Judge A. A. Scott imposed the of $41,415. ganization of some dozen members,
severe sentence to the women's David Vickers of Sweetwater with 18 namert after the mythical Roo
prison at Tehachapi on Miss Mar- $10 860 was low bidder 'for the Shu b‘rd who flies backward "be u.rrp pv
tin's conviction on three counts of plumbing and heating equipment “use.h* *'anUs t0 s0<* where he has I Sl ertlv in reconciling divergent forging the actress’ name. Alto- and the Sun Electric company of been but doesn't give a damn where ' , . ‘ * R '
gether, the .secretary was accused ^bUrnesubmitteda Tow bTd^o7$l - 8 *oing " Czechoslovak and German view-
The Sudetans* wet blanket was applied after several official intimations tha' Benes and the cabinet
ministers were getting along ex-
WEATHERFORD Okla . July ll.—(ZP -Farmer Herman Schap-ansky. who got his wings clipped for cracking up home-made planes all over the landscape, hopes Douglas Corrigan's “mistake" hop to Dublin will help him <Herman* avoid prosecution.
For tomorrow Schapanskv goes before County Attorney Milton Keen and unless he ran - as he hopes—u^e Corrigan's astounding flight in a rebuilt erae to Justify his own escapades he may be tried for flying without a license.
“Corrigan's flight just goes to show that there’s a lot of lift left in these old crates vet,*’ exulted the young farmer whom Safety Commissioner J. M. Gentry grounded as a "menace to that whole section of the state."
"I hope Mr Gentry sees that story about Corrigan Id make
the flight myself but tor two reasons My ship won't hold enough gasoline and I can’t raise tile money to buy either a license or the gasoline."
Gentry said he saw the story all right, and furthermore, he wasn't interested iff "persecuting" the flying farmer.
"Sohapansky can tak*1 off from Weatherford to Moscow if he wants to," Gentry said “We Just want to be sure we have taken
the proper action should anything happen to him
"We can't keep the whole state highway patrol out there on his farm to see that he stars on the ground.
"And there'* more back of this case. Confidentially hi* wife says if we can keep Schapansky out of the air it will be the hest thing that ever happened to her and the family."
Mrs. Schapansk.v. mother of four used 'n stand by a telephone ready to go haul her husband from the wreckage when she got a report of ’he crackup Sometimes she followed down a highway with a trailer to pick up the pieces
Schapansky has staved on the ground since Gentry told him to, but he may be fined for the two years of fence-hopping and pas-* tire crackups since he madr his firs* solo flight afer bp thief lesson*.
Schapansky never was Injured seriously although he wrecked a lot of plane* Out in his pasture now is his latest rebuilt job, Its landing gear awn from hLs las! rraek-up
W-Texas Firm To Deny All Of Union Charges
Discrimination Alleged Against Electric Workers
FORT WORTH. July 19— (AP)—Hearing has been set for July 25 on charges of discrimination by the West Texas Utilities company against the international brotherhood of electrical workers IN FORT WORTH Charges were brought last week before Dr. Edwin A. Elliott, regional director of the national labor relations board, who fixed the hearing. It will be held at the U. S court house here.
Headquarters for the utility company are at Abilene with branch electric plants at San Angelo and Quanah. The company produces and distributes power to 159 communities in West Texas, manufactures
Price Campbell, president of the West Texas Utilities company, said here last night his firm would "deny all allegation*” set forth in the case by the national labor relations board.
Referring to the charges of the company’s anti-union stand and activities. Campbell added that "West Texas Utilities company employes as a whole will also deny them."
ice at 14 places and is a distributor of natural gas and water.
The complaint charged the concern with discharging employes W. H Wills, G. L. Yarbrough and R. S Cider this year and refusing to reinstate them because of their union affiliation It also alleged that for the same reason Volney Quinlan was transferred from his regular job as electrician in San, Angelo to a new and similar position at McCamey, and that W. E.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 19
•L Testimony of intrigue, "secret ThomnsoToT^'ri Angelo‘wm JliifN
mee?ing.v** and undercover manlpu lations for personal power in the Tennessee Valley authority was laid before a congressional committee today by Dr Arthur E Morgan, deposed TV A chairman The Ohio e d u c a t o r-engineer charged hi* former associates. TV A directors Harcourt A Morgan and David E. Lilienthal. determined the authority'* "yardstick" power program without his consent or knowledge
Thew Ignored his suggestions and Kectrlc Times! spread anti-adopted administrative policies in ,deM ar,d rhat pnp article rr
ed from his post to a new and unfamiliar one.
The complaint also charge* that plant Manager Huss, construction superintendent Al Stein and production Superintendent G. A. Hollowed and others questioned employe* in regard to unions and informed them that the company was opposed to unions.
It also alleged that the firm,
through articles in its magazine,
.*errc? meetings, he declared ^ unj0n organizations as "commune rharged millions of dollars nistic labor racketeers**
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Absentee Balloting Apathetic To End
were wasted" in power transmission lines.
Four months after the TV A was created. Morgan said. Lilienthal announced the authority’s ‘‘yardstick* for power rates.
I learned about them from the newspapers." the witness said.
of buying $11,000 worth of mer- 322 for electric equipment in the chandise with Miss Simon’s funds, dormitory The court, in suspending the On the general contract, includ-
sentence, informed Miss Martin she | ing mechanical work, for the doc-must keep inviolate any secret tors’ cottage, McAlister and Tucker knowledge or information she may company of Abilene, presented a have gained of the actress' private iow hid of $4 397 life while she wa.s in her employ.^ 'The Lucian Webb Plumbing com-She must, however, spend nine pany of Abilene submitted a low months in the county jail.
Taylor s Cotton Prospects Better
Rain Unneeded But Aid To Feed Crops
Prospects for a bumper cotton
\BH.KNK and \ (cloit, today,
((hi V HOM V; I’arth cloud, and Thur»rta>.
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and Thursday. Modi-rn lr <«tilh>rl\ Mind*
bid of $1,366 for improvements to .
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point*, and that government proposals were nearing completion. Sources close to the government had intimated parliament might be called as early as next Tuesday to pass on the government plan for extending a greater measure of Wrdn«>ftda> self-government lo various national groups
Appeals For Son lo Return Home
Los Angeles To Fete Corrigan
LOS ANGELES, July 19 T*
♦ u/*rrxi>*l . Partly cloudy Wcdn#**-
tnrcc llOSpitAl day and lhur*<la>. probably Kcattcrrd thunder alum cr* to milt h wpm portion.
Money for Hic building af the new , an^ThurViu*.14 " mm**,**
bath facilities in buildings
dormitory and cottage will be avail able by September I, hospital officials said last night
At the present time there are 30 buildings at the hospital, of which 24 are ward buildings.
Quake In Greece
LONDON. July 19. i/P> — The
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Windsor In Italy As King In Paris
NAPLES. July IO -I/P -The visit of King George to Paris found his brother and predecessor, the Duke
BALLINGER July ti. Dr, R. F.i ***** 1 w,am* *' ***' redly of Ruiaui border forces
Zedlitz, father of 17-yea ti old Rich- plans for a great civic, celebration t^at t^ev withdraw from territorv
•rd Zedlitz who ha* been missing ^,er# xt*rt4e<I today to welcome back Manchoukuo declares they invaded
since Sundav, made a persona, ap- , _ jnlv ll
, .. , fnr to I xx* Angeles voung Douglas Cor- JUJ" **•
peal through the pres* tonight for •
Absentee voting for the July 23
primary election closed yesterday
t JI. ____, , . i with 76 ballots cast on the final
“‘j mi'ntmi «pl«to«i thy |„,y> but lt wu stw ,ma„
compared with the unusually heavy balloting of the last election. The county clerk's office remained open until 6 p. rn., to give last minute rushes a chance,but the rush never developed above the point of a thin trickle.
TOKYO. July IO. — - Japan I Total of tlje absentee ballots cast
^en? a new protest to Soviet Ria- 344 I ast night, with a few more sia todav in mounting tension over expected by mall this morning. Total a Manchoukuo border incident for the last previous election was Japan also permitted her Man- I between 450 and 500. choukuo protectorate to demand di-
were fixed by a group of power ex See TVA. Pg. HT. Col. 4
Japan Protests In Border Incident'
Electra Man Falls From Hotel Window
his son to return home.
“Tell him all I* well at home. and taht Mother La worried.-' the anxious physician a*ked the Reporter-New*. "Tell him to please communicate with us." Oif'HorH'* rt .sa rvrwa ra lire wa* Still
. ,____ . The second Japanese protest was GREENVILLE, July 19.—<.4P»—■Jack
* I decided upon at a meeting of; Lebus, about 31. of Electra plunged
an old 9900 "crate," without the I Lieut.-Gen. Seishiro Itagaki. Jape-' to his death from the sixth floor necessary papers. nese war minister, and General of a local hotel tonight.
Director Charles S Grail, Jr. of ^a^higi Ugaki. foreign minister. I Mr. and Mrs. Lebus had come
1 . * * , The foreign office directed Ma- here today to visit with relatives,
the La* Angeles junior rhamber of moru shigemitsu. ambassador to An inquest was being conducted
Commerce, said he had cabled Cor- Moscow, to carry the protest direct tonight.
crop in Tavlor county are as good London exchange telegraph report-
or better th* jeer than they were ! kn carthT , -
„ quake shook the city at IO p. rn. and *««• in 1937, County Agent Knox Parr caused a panlc 0VTr a wide arra I
said last night. The acreage a1- |----- ’
lotment cut for this year left the county with 75.000 acres in cotton,
Parr said, but production indications are that the crop will closely rival the 32,000 bales produced last year. At current prices that would mean more than $1,000,000 to Taylor county farmers.
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othe: holiday with friends evening they
In the The youth's father said investiga-
of the junior chamber would call * sia, hence there was no invasion.)
dined with Baron I lion by state highway patrolmen and j *n *mmed*ate dtrect" I
Ga Hot 11 at his villa where they Runn,.;s and Brown county officers ors and aviation committee to plan Ail.. Five YpffK
chatted wrh the Ptinoess Maria ^ad yielded no clues as to Richard’s the celebration honoring the “Irish
Jo* DI Piemonte .ad 29 NeopoU- I wh„Mbouli. He Mill eould nile, ne! Lln„ber,h- end hi, Corns,,, Cl,p.
explanation for tile youth'* disap-
IN GOVERNOR S RACE-
Candidates Try New Tack And Ignore Each Other
ponents. campaigning through vigorously pounding away
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Jap Push Toward Hankow Is Begun
SHANGHAI, July 20. — Pi at 'Wednesday!—Japan's long-await-
not needed at this time for the cotton Parr said, but recent showers havp been a great help to the feed crops. Some 100.000 acres of
there is little cash value to the Trop.
But one thing now appears certain. That is that the livestock of .he county will have plenty to eat his winter, for the feed crop Ls one >? the best ever grown in the to unt.y.
JOAN AND TONE SEPARATE
—Best Of Friends
HOLLYWOOD July 19.—(.Pi—Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone, movie stars, issued a joint statement tonight saying they had separated, that Tone wa* moving to separate quarters, anc! that they were parting the best of friends.
"We both regret that our marriage had to terminate, but we feel —- - , It is better for us to part, and we are
parting on the most friendly terms," said the statement issued at M G. M studio, w’here they are employed. They have been married nearly five years.
They said the matter of divorce has not been discussed at length, but that there would be no especial hurry on this detail of their separation.
Miss Crawford’s marriage to Tone, a Mayor Frank Shaw of Los An- former student of Cornell university, was her second. Her first Was
swins "into deen"East'^Texas" Jerry Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek as geles cabled Corrigan: Douglas Fairbanks. Jr.
electing a governor who k familiar was scheduled to speak at Waco 6adler announced ‘a home-coming savin8 trl-dtirs of Hankow, "The:e L* no mistake, my boy all .pnd]d‘toC^^ a^ime"an^eo vS?k rn ievme
wncTS’- ““'tipi' 'tat* I TiW'flay nighty “It to hi. n. lure ra„y tor Thursday night .im- P": I til AT™ St hto UmT to LL Mas? PoSfy>SnU, .“ta Cralfori Mg^ a'Jontrart
By the Associated Press
„ . 'ii Gubernatorial candidates, work-, South Central Texas. O Daniel was O’Daniel and McCraw carried his cd "big push" up the Yangtze river
.!11°1 e ing toward Saturday’s primary elec- in Northwest Texas where he pio- campaign to San Antonio P D. against Hankow apparently was
lions, evidently were taking a new Kingman. Kausas. would be broad- Renfro and James A Ferguson under way today,
tack in their speeches Tuesday. Kingman, ansas, would be broad- were campaigning Monday in the ’ Terrific aerial bombardment yes-William McCraw. who for more ! cast over a state-wide radio net- : vicinity of Houston. Thomas Self 1 terday of Hankow and nearby cities. Tavior I a ^an a wepk had iieen referring ex- work Wednesday at 7 p. rn. The was scheduled at Alto and Hous* intensified naval operations, and
-ua'ntnH J larni tcnsively to his "flour man friend." program, he said, would be con- ton. ‘air raids on Chinese .strongholds
this is to beTsed onySe fanns a! Iff* ^ ODanie1' to mention ducted by his "old friends and Candidates for railroad commis- defending approaches to the pro-
L..._ . w^used on .ne farms, a* | hi* name once at Beaumont nd neighbors." stoner were pressing their round-up visional capital indkated the cam-
Port Arthur Monday In a radio ! State Senator Roy Sanderford drives. John Wood planned a Pal&n bad started.
speech at Galveston Tuesday Mc- made two radio speeches from Dal-Craw emphasized “the necessity for las on behalf of Tom Hunter, who
The fliers uncle the Rev S Fraser Langford, laughed anew today at Corrigan's story of having flown to Ireland through mistake instead of back to Lo* Angeles.
"I am reminded," said the Minister, "of the Irishman who, awaking to find his house afire, jumped up, put his pains on backwards and ran outside. When he noticed his trousers situation, he said, ‘My, I’ve certainly gotten myself badly twisted.' That is my reaction to the compass yarn — Douglas must have gotten himself badly twisted."
broadcast Tuesday night before a ! Dispatches from Hankow quoted
air roads lead to Los Angeles We
to build, rather than to destroy,** | gore, his last' appearance "of the Pated lo withstand w-hatever on- j are tremendously proud of you. but wlth M_G_M fcr a’period of five years. The contract was reported to
upon piea.se return the safest way, be- -an f0r payment of $1,000,000. Tone's contract at the studio expires in
continued in Sanderford said.
I his policy of not referring to op- J Karl A. Crowley, who has been J Sec POLITICS, Pg. IO, Col. 4
siaught* Japanese unleased
cause aviation needs you.”