Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 54.
Aspirants To Texas Offices See Victory'
Final Assault On Electorate Today For 52 Shouters
By the Associated Press Political candidates shouted “Victory!" to the electorate Thursday as they planned a final 24 hour assault before I Saturdays democratic primary.
There were 52 candidates and only 22 places in the next month s runoff elections, ,but that fact did not dampen the enthusiasm with which the as-1 pirants claimed their success was inevitable.
FORT WORTH. July 21—VTV-W I ep O Daniel, gubernatorial cand!- j date, said here tonight he had been I Informed $1 noo.000 would be .spent Saturday to keep him from being elected.
He first addressed a home-coming , rally in a public park, followed by
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS HISS NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION COMMANDER
NEW YORK. July 21.—OP)— Daniel J. Doherty, national commander of the American Legion, was loudly hissed tonight when he spoke of “red professors ’ In a speech before a joint conference on education at Columbia university’s teachers college.
Dean William F. Russell of the college denounced the demonstrators, saying from the platform at the conclusion of Doherty's speech:
“To those who had the discourtesy to hiss I express my contempt."
Doherty had appeared with a prepared speech in which he made indirect answer to Prof.
O'Daniel Heads Strangest List In Texas Race
Personalities In Campaign Count More Than Issues
William Gellerman of Northwestern university whose thesis recently published by Columbia teachers college denounced Legion leaders as "reactionary” and as given the rank and file little voice in Legion policies.
The outbreak of hissing occurred as. speaking of public apathy over certain “domestic problems.” he added that but for apathy “we would not have what is known as red professors."
As the noise subsided he went
“If it were not for the freedom and democracy in this country I would not have the freedom to say these things and
you would not have the right to hiss.”
While Doherty did not mention Gellerman by name Dean Russel) did.
The Gellerman thesis, he said in introducing the Legionnaire, was published at Columbia because “in a free university In a free country students and faculty alike must be free to study x x x to draw inferences and conclusions, and free to speak and publish, even whejj their ideas differ from our own ’
•’Regardless of what may have been said in the dean a introduction," Doherty responded, “I have no explanation of the reason for my talk.”
ROUGH TREATMENT IN STRIKE
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Here comes another primary election.
And. rf course The Reporter-N>v s will depend upon Judges of the election In each Taylor county box to telephone returns as early as possible Due to the cooperation of election officials in this county lf has been possible every two years to tabulate complete returns earlier than other counties with comparable numbers of votes cast.
Call The Reporter-News, 7271, collect, as quickly as possible that the public may be given the complete returns before early bedtime at least.
Thanks in advance
By HARRELL ll. LEE
AUSTIN, July 21 ZP Theres only one more day of stump and radio oratory before Texans narrow the field of democratic candidates for statewide offices from 52 to 23 or less.
It has been the strangest cam-: paign in recent history. As usual i personalities in the 12-man gover-i nor s race intrigued the populace more than issues but “mud-sling-ing was scarce Instead of accusing one another of crimes, the candidates confined themselves largely to pointing out shortcomings of their adversaries and entertain-; ing the crowds with music wise-j cracks or other devices.
One of the many unusual circumstances of the gubernatorial derby is that a man who can t vote because he didn't pav his poll tax may survive Saturday's eliminations. Hp W. Lee O'Daniel of Fort Worth, newcomer to politics, comparative newcomer to Texas, and generally known up until six weeks ago only because he had a flour-selling hillbilly music radio program.
O'Daniel aas a slow starter but when he and his mountain music band got under way they drew crowds which in many sections surpassed anything ever seen in those parts before. He put color into the race with the result the vote likely will be well over 1.000.000 and may be the largest in Texas history.
• Candidates in the ll statewide races fortunate enough to receive clear majorities Saturday will be the democratic nominees. In the contests in which no candidate musters a majority, the two high men will fight It out in the run-off primary August 27. The demo-j cratic nomination in this state is
Hoover Named To Higher Post
Second Change In Cottonoil Mill's Executive Staff
Second major administrative appointment of the week for the West Texas Cottonoil company was announced Thursday with advancement of Ivan W, Hoover from assistant general manager to the position of vice president and general superintendent.
Earlier in the week. Anderson- considered equivalent to election. • Clayton headquarters in Houston
England And France Seal * Armed Bonds
Le Bryn Accepts King's Invitation To Visit Island
PARIS, July 21—(/Pi The union of French and British armed might was sealed symbolically today when 50.000 French fighting men and the newest war machines passed in re- j view before King George VI and J
President Albert LeBrun of France The bonds between Europe's two greatest democracies were further tightened by LeBrun s acceptance of the British monarch's invitation to visit England before his term as President is finished in May, 1939.
As a sequel to toaay's military
show', British War Minister Leslie Hore-Belisha and the chief of the French general staff, Major-General Marie Gustave Gamelin, it was announced, will confer tomorrow morning
They are expected to review the Franco-British military cooperation ! plan and take further steps to assure effectiveness of the military1
cooperation reached at London in April.
I In ceremonies at Villers-Breton-neux tomorrow King George will i bring to a close his and Queen Elizabeth's four-day atate visit with de- I dication of Australia's national monument to her World War dead.
A new spirit of optimism was reflected in quarters close to the , foreign office after today's impromptu conversations between' French and British' diplomats.
Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet and Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax were said to have talked several times during the military re- j view at Versailles and on trips to and from Paris.
Bonnet also saw Stephen Qsu--ky, Czechoslovak minister to Paris, and i was reported to have assured him “the situation in central Europe would develop favorably”—an easing J ; of tension between Germany and Czechoslovakia over the 3.500,000 i Germanic minority under the Praha regime.
I Today the king and LeBrun spent more than an hour in the reviewing stand.
George wore the uniform of a field marshal to review the greatest : j parade of French military power since his father, George V, visited Paris in 1914 on the eve of the World War. German and Italian military' attaches witnessed the .spectacle.
Soviet Russia Returns P-f-t To Jap Demands
Army To Stay At Back Door ■ Of Manchoukuo
FOREST FIRES RAGE IN NORTHWEST
CAMPBELL RIVm, B. C,
July 21—(Canadian Press* The little fishing resort of Forbes Landing went up In flames today as a strong northwest wind kicked a section of Vancouver Island's 50.000-acre fire back into the settlement.
VBhmm (Above picture shows mushrooming clouds of smoke from part of the Canadian forest fire which has been blaring about ten days!.
Two Canadian destroyers remained at strategic points on Vancouver's two islands to evacuate residents if necessary.
FLOODS THREATEN SAN SABA AS RIVER ON 35-FOOT RISE
Residents of the little sheep country town of San Saba was scurrying for higher ground late last night with a 30-foot rise on the San Saba river threatening homes and business houses.
West of San Saba and above it the river crest was estimated as high as 35 feet. At IO o'clock a i
IVAN W. HOOVER
Grisham of Plainview as vice president and general manager. He succeeded the late John F. Hardaway.
Both Hoover's and Grisham’s positions relate to all of the company’s plants in Wst Texas. They will guide affairs of ten plants-located at Abilene. Ballinger, Littlefield. Munday, Plainview, San Angelo, Seymour, Slaton, Shamrock and Winters.
Tho,!- promotions led to transfers of three plant managers. Horace Hawkins, local manager at Slaton, will succeed Grisham at Plainview as manager: Roy Mack. Winters manager, will go to Slaton, and Horace Belew, manager at Shamrock. will go to Winters to take Charge of the plant there. A suc-
Two men who have served as governor, one the present occupant of the post and the other a man who has been in power in Texas politics for nearly a quarter of a century, made their predictions here today on the voters' verdict.
To former Governor James E. Ferguson's forecast that Attorney General William McCraw would be the high man. Governor James V. Allred replied that “everybody privately admits O'Daniel is going to lead.”
Allred said he had heard much praise for Railroad Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson's “clean campaign” and it was “very questionable whether McCraw would go into the run-off.”
Some observers held the opinion that multiplied thousands ct those attending the O'Daniel rallies were not his supporters but merely were j curious to see what he looked like and what he had to say. However, most Thompson supporters pre-| dieted he and O'Daniel would be the high men most backers of McCraw foresaw a run-off contest between their candidate and O'Daniel and most followers of Tom F Hunter of Wichita Falls said Huntland O'Daniel would be the run-off competitors.
More than 25 persons were
beaten or knocked down as opposing factions in the Maytag strike fought at the washing
machine plant in Newton, Iowa. Here one man Is down and being pummelled. A few minutes later national guardsmen arrived and quelled the disturbance.
Relatives Lose Trace Of Missing Youth, Last Seen At Brownwood
Six Hurt In H ea d-On Collision Near Baird
BAIRD. July 21—<Spl>—Six persons were injured when a model-A Ford sedan and a truck collided head-on three miles west of Baird at IO o’clock tonight. AU the injured were riding in the sedan.
Actual extent of Injuries was not immediately determined, but it appeared that Mrs. Glenn Insull of Clyde and O. C, Burton suffered most serious hurts. Mrs. Insull had days to 3.31 inches
downpour was still falling. All telephone lines to the north had been washed out.
STREAMS JOIN Flood waters of the river were Joined late yesterday by the turbulent stream from Brady creek and another fork of the San Saba river.
The rest of West Texas looked out from under one of the wettest seasonal rainfalls In several years and found relief in diminishing rains and falling floodwater However, the foreeast stands “local showers Friday and Saturday.”
Flood warnings at Brady were lowered as the ct est of a rise on Brady creek passed without inundating a protecting levee Merchants had been forced to stick merchandise on higher shelves and bar doors in expectation of a general flood.
Brady experienced a flood in 1930 that cost the section $JOO.-000 in damages. More than seven I inches of rain had brought on the current crisis.
The Texas highway department said last night that by morning bridges in the southwest sheep country south of San Angelo, rendered impassable by rises, would he opened for traffic..
In Abilene yesterday .13 inch of rain fell, raising the total for the
The July ;
Dickens Reunion Attracts 4,1
^ traced his actions until 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, when he was
KRBC To Flash Election Results
BALLINGER. July 21 —(Sp!*— Relatives and friends of 17-year-old
Richard Zedlitz. missing Ballinger' seen leaving a Brownwood movie
youth, completely lost his trail to- Hal* a dozen persons in and sur-
day after hopes had risen that he j roundixlK Bi own wood—cafe oper-
-- ... . . ’__. _ ators, hotel employes and a traln-
found in Brownwood. | man—had definitely confirmed that Dr R F Zedlitz. father of the young Zedlitz had been in that city
youth, Dr. A C. Zedlitz, Richard's since the family automobile was
brother, and Jack Nixon Jr, had found wrecked north of there early
Clues to the youths whereabouts after 5:30 p. rn. Wednesday vanished completely, however. Dr. Zedlitz was of the belief that his son had purchased a Brownwood paper after leaving the theater, read an account of his father’s and brother's presence in the city and of their search and immediately left town.
Investigation indicated Richard caught a ride out of Brownwood between 5:30 and 8:30 Wednesday evening, and the father concluded that he was bound for San Antonio. Before 6:30 o’clock, the trio had checked every highway leading out of Brownwood, as well as filling stations situated on them, and neither saw Richard nor encounter-
a deep gash in her head, while total now stands at 4 53 inches with Burton was internally injured. a yearly total of 25.78 inches up to Glenn Insull, Clyde contractor, date received cuts about the hands; Bid Lake Abilene's water level climb-Floyd, Abilene, slight injuries; Mrs ed five and one-half feet yesterday Ellene Floyd, Abilene, cuts and and was still rising Heavy rams abrasions about th face, and Mrs. late yesterday on the watershed O. C. Burton, broken arm. Bobby j will probably cause a still higher Jbwb, little dkufiiter of Mr. and I rise. L. A. Grimes said yesterday Mrs. Insull, was uninjured All were the water level at that time was being treated at Griggs hospital mote than a foot highei now than
Records Of TVA Directors Held
cessor for Below at Shamrock has not yet been selected.
Hoover has been associated with Anclvrson-Clayton for eleven years, all of them in Abilene with the West Texas Cottonoil company. He had been assistant general manager seven years.
Grisham said a decision had not been made concerning the annual plant executives' meeting which was postponed earlier in the summer because of the critical illness bf Mr. Hardaway. It may be held
tn August, while it h possible that
It will nor be held at all this year
because of the approach of the cot
Residents of Central West Texas may receive reports of Saturday’s election soon after the polls close, without leaving their easy chairs.
Replacing the traditional election party in the street in front of the Reporter-News this year will be complete coverage of the results by Radio Station KRBC.
Through arrangements with the Reporter-News, returns will be flashed over KRBC on both state and local races, probably at 15-minute intervals. Tile station will remain on the air later than usual, if necessary, to give complete returns.
Tile Reporter-News will have all facilities busied with GATHERING of election news, and it is requested that persons desiring information on the election tune in on KRBC rather than telephone the paper office.
1 KNOXVILLE. Tenn,, July 21 -•/Pl-A congressional investigation committee today ordered the minutes of the Tennessee Valley au-I thority’s board of directors impounded, after a witness testified of "changed entries.’’
This action followed conclusion of testimony by deposed TVA Chairman Dr. Arthur E Morgan, who gained a major point when the committee set aside regulations which had prevented his interview- , ed anyone who had ing TVA employes without permission of officials.
Late today Charles Hoffman, assistant secretary to the board, testified that on ”15 or 20 occasions" , the minutes had been changed— I “mostly by Mr. Lilienthal.” He re- : ferred to TVA Director David Lilienthal.
Hoffman also testified that James Lawrence Fly, TVA general counsel, instructed him not to have any contact with Dr. Arthur Morgan, deposed chairman of the I federal agency.
Hoffman said Fly became concerned over statements made by Lilienthal which went into the j minutes November 2. 1933, but later were depleted from the record.
Thorough checking of even- cafe and sandwich shop in Brownwood indicated that young Zedlitz had not eaten either his Wednesday
See MISSING, Page 14, C ol. 6
School Board Votes Jarrett
Members of the Abilene school board voted yesterday to recommend VV E. Jarrett for membership on the school board to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of T. T Harris last June 15. The recommendation Is to be made to the city commission, probably at its regular meeting today.
Jarrett is manager of a local bottling concern.
The action was taken at r. special meeting of the school board Thursday morning when board members met in Joint session with the school committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce to discuss the need for additional school buildings In further regular business session, the board elected several new' teachers to the city schools staff, but their names were not available last night.
it was at the same time last year.
A rise of four inches was reported at Lake Kirby and water was still running over the dam at Lytle lake
The incompleted dam at Fort Phantom Hill reservoir caught about two billion gallons from the rain, R. C . Hoppe, engineer in charge said last night. Water stood about .10 feet deep in the deepest part. No damage was caused to construction and all the water will be released before work continues.
Cat Claw creek flowed quietly | last night after threatening tc leave its banks early yesterday morn- I
W-Texas Pioneers Gather For First Of Two-Day Fete
DICKENS, July 21 — <Spl >-Show-ers that fell intermittently failed to dampen the spurts of hundreds of okl timers who gathered here today for the first of a tw’o-day celebration honoring cowmen who rode the trail at the turn of the century. From counties throughout West Texas came these pioneers to celebrate their annual homecoming, Held on the courthouse square, the celebration attracted at least 4.000 vistors. On the south side of the square the D. S Dudley show’! attracted much of the crowd. Other attractions Included softball games. goat roping contests and an amateur contest.
Political addresses attracted much interest. Former Senator Pink Parrish of Lubbock spoke for Tom Hunter, candidate for governor, and L. G. Matthew's, Floydada attorney, spoke in the Interest of Ernest O. Thompson’* candidacy for governor. Talks are scheduled tomorrow by C. L Harris, candidate for reelection as representative from the 118th district, Judge Alton B. Chapman of Spur, candidate to succeed himself as district Judge; Kenneth Bain, Chapmans opponent; District Attorney John Ha ii ton of Matador, seeking his first elective term, and his opponent, Winfred Newsome, Floyd county attorney Numerous old timers had registered late today in a contest for prizes to go to the oldest of them Z. T McKnight of Dickens, 88, was the oldest pioneer reglstred, Clad Bradford, Glen, who came here 5 years ago, Held the record tonight for living in this county for the greatest number of years.
Also registered was Mrs. J. D. Harkey, 70. of Dickens, wife of Jeff Harkey, Dickens county's first sheriff. who came here 50 years ago. The celebration closes Friday
Reds Claim Area 'Invaded' Is Own Territorial Land
MOSCOW, July 21—(AP)— Soviet Russia bluntly rejected today as “unjustified and unacceptable" a second Japanese demand for withdrawal of Soviet troops from territory Japan declared belonged to Manchoukuo.
A communique said Russia regarded the territory, near the junction of Siberia, Manchoukuo and Japanese Korea, as indisputably a part of Soviet Russia.
(Japanese contend Soviet troops invaded the area, near Changku-feng. July ll. In Tokyo the situation has been regarded as extremely serious. Tokyo newspapers have reported feverish activity by Soviet troops near (Changkufeng )
The communique said Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff told Japanr.se Ambassador Mamoru Shigemitsu that although threats of armed force might be good diplomacy elsewhere, "auth methods will not succeed in Moscow.’’
“Soviet troops in this area have no other aim except defense of the status quo on the Sovi^ frontier," Litvinoff was quoted as telling the Japanese ambassador.
“The Red army fully realizes its responsibility for inviolability of these frontiers and is inspired by this responsibility in its actions. Full calm reigns on the frontier and this calm may be disturbed only by the Japanese-Manehurian side, which in such case will bear responsibility for the consequences."
The reply was in answer to new demands presented to the foreign office yesterday by Shigemitsu who said he did not believe his government would be satisfied with the Soviet answer to previous representations July 15 and that steps must be taken to relax border tension, otherw ise Japan would be compelled
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I Work Slated On Callahan Route
Six More Miles Of Cross Plains Road To Be Completed
ing. Cedar and Lytle creeks were night with an old folks' square dance
to be staged following a contest of both young and old fiddlers.
IT S NEWS WHEN—
Man Bites Cow
also subsiding More than one and one-half
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SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 21—(UP)—In a last desperate effort to rescue a mired cow from the San Diego river quicksands,
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news- Alabama towns for PW •purchasing private powi
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Dr. Sealy Returns From Mayo Clinic
Still Gravely III,
Will Take Rest
SANTA ANNA. July 22—Dr. T. Richard Sealy, prominent West Texas surgeon and founder and owrner of Sealy hospita’ here, returned yesterday from the Mayo clinic at Rochester. Min ., where he had five weeks of treatment and observation following a physical collapse from overwork.
Dr Sealy’s condition is still serious. and on orders from doctors of the clinic he will take a long, complete rest from hi* nractice.
Also returning were Mrs. Sealy. their son, Dr. Burgess Sealy, and H Albert Shaw’, a clos^ friend of the Sealy?. Dr. Burgess Sealy, who is in Mayo clinic for three years on a competitively won fellowship, will return there shortly. m ® I
Woric Progress administration workers are to begin construction of six more miles of the Abilene-Cross Plains Highway 36 soon, according to information received in Abilene yesterday.
A wire from Congressman Clyde L. Garrett to County Judge Lee R. York stated that presidential approval had been given the PWA application calling for the new construction and improvement of the 7.6 miles of the road already completed.
The $97,600 projec: will employ 175 men and require approximately a year for completion. It includes grading, building of drainage structure and laying of gravel or caliche from the Taylor-Callahan counties line six miles into Callahan county, a point near Denton community. The Texas highway department is sponsoring the project,
A second application, calling for the construction of 11.6 miles of the road from Crass Plains toward Abilene has been filed, but has not yet been approved.
Even after both of these projects are completed there will remain 14.5 miles of road to be built. No plans i for this construction have been announced as yet and there is no indication that the highway department w’ill have funds available for such work in the near future.
The Abilene-Cross Plains highway has been a dream of civic-minded citizens of the territory for many years. More than a year ago citizens of a special road district including Abilene voted $25,000 in bonds to buy right-of-way for the road. First unit of construction was the 7.6 miles from the municipal airport to the Taylor-Callahan counties line.
NEW YORK. July 21— (AP) —T’.ie German seaplane Nord-meer wirelessed that it was 1.00ft miles west and slightly north of the Azores at IO p. rn. (Abilene time) tonight, flying low over the Atlantic waves enroute to New York.