Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VETERANS HOSPITAL SITE?—The man In the center of the pie-ture probably knows the answer to that by now. He is C. H. Stratton, sent from Washington by the Veterans' administration, to inspect proposed sites in Abilene and other Texas cities for a new veterans’ hospital for which the PWA has set aside $1,500,000. Left is H. J. Bradshaw, county engineer; right. Robert Wagstaff. member of the local hospital site committee. That map before them shows four sites offered by Abilene.
PHANTOM HILL’S A LAKE—As far as eye could see, Monday morning,
Port Phantom HUI reservoir held water so much that for a time it was feared , Ut® the an,nual ionvention of the West Texas pinners association.
iv* . .______ ,__. ... . . .. _ . . , . i This group of men arranged a program that will include addresses by
that the level would rise above the unfinished portion of the dam shown In BUrrm q Jackson, Hillsboro, state cotton Improvement chairman, and
the foreground. But an early morning rain ceased at the dam site, machines Dr. m. E. Heard. Lubbock, state better ginning chairman. In the pic-
and men went to work, and in a few' hours the dam was being built up much ture. left to right: (seated) C. N. (Buck) Kornegay Winters, vice
faster than the water was rising. Then the creeks ran dow’n, and flood-scare rumors quieted.
GINNING AROUND FOR GINNERS—Abilene Is host again August] floodgates wide oi*EN-ror mer. thin
* " - ** *■* * ■~1 1 four day*. tail floodgate remained open at Lake
Abilene, rarytng away excess waters a* the reservoir rose to the higheest level in its History. It is the first time that the lake ha* been full ainee the apili way was raised several vears greatly increa'lng canarlty. Where did the water go- it went through a co iduit through the dam, and into E,m c.reek. Joining the flood that made Phantom Hill into a lake too.
president of the association: W. J. Ely, Snyder, president: L. B Jackson, H. A. Pendleton; (standing) E. D. (Dick) Free, and H. G. Haynie
fn.Y CHADS—They were th# honor graduates of the summer term of Abilene high school. That’* Valedictorian Frances Hughes (left) daughter of Mrs. Nora Hughe*. Salutatory, and 8. L. Davis, Jr. Diploma* veers presented Friday night.
(Reporter-New* Staff Photos)
Tennessee Polls To Be Guarded For Primaries
Browning Orders Militiamen Out On Election Eve
NASHVILLE. Tenn., July 30.—(/Pi —Troop trains were ordered today to transport approximately 1.200 national guardsmen to Memphis for duty in Thursday s democratic primary, in which Gov. Gordon Browning and National Committeeman E. H. Crump are commanding opposing forces arrayed for a finish fight over supremacy in Tennessee.
The orders call for militiamen to remain until the polls close.
Browning, seeking renomination, has declined to reveal his plans, but trains were ordered to take 1,157 officers and men of the 117th infantry.
The Governor said he woald make known his intentions Tues-d a y following a campaign speech In Memphis, where Mayor Watkins Overton said ’’every possible police protection” woald he given Browning and that “propaganda that he is liable to he hurt is, of course, just wild, silly talk.”
Crump, saying that Browning “wanUs to stick bayonets through us,” called upon his felow Mem-Phians, “with their moral bearing. their perhonal fearlessness, their love for our city,” to “say to this braggart, ‘youll never do it. * ’’
The senate campaign expenditures committee, in a blistering report made after an investigator had sur-1 veyed the senatorial situation in Tenenssee, said it “In of the opinion that the evidence already before it with respect to assessments of federal employes by one grouu” in the primary “and of state employes by the other group points sharply toward an election contest in the U. 8 senate regardless of which candidate triumphs.’’
The committee reported “every scheme and questionable device that can be used” to raise funds and influence votes seemed to be “in full awing.” Two additional investigators were sent into the state to make a final check-up.
In the senatorial race Browning is allied with junior Senator George L. Berry, whom he appointed, while Crump and senior Senator Kenneth D. McKellar are backing Tom Stewart, of Winchester, a district attorney general.
There are three other candidates.
Runnels County Will Remain Dry
BALLINGER. July 30—<Spit— For the second time within 15 months, citizens of Runnels couty voted today on whether or not beer could be legally sold within the county, and again decided against the issue.
Complete reports from 16 of the 27 county boxes showed totals of 1,549 against legalization of beer and 1,299 for the sale. Most of the unreported boxes are small and in, generally conceded, dry territory.
largest percentage of votes for beer was reported from the Olfen box. where the vote was 111 for to I against. Rowena voted 313 for to 12 against, Bethel 36 for to 20 against, and Cochran 26 for to 22 against.
Voters of the Miles precinct voted 182 against to 152 for, in the surprise result of the county. Ballinger voted dry by a majority of 174. out of a total of 954, and Winters by 355 to 179.
Last previous election was held April 24, 1937.
Governor Gordon Browning, above, of Tennessee last night ordered national guard troops out for Thursday’s first primary election. He said he would announce his intention later. He seeks reelection.
CIO Favored By Utilities Chief
SAN ANGELO. July 30.—— Replies to a cross-examiner at an NLRB hearing here today led F. W. Schroeder of Abilene vice-president of the West Texas Utilities company, to say that he favors a CIO type of union for the vast system he represents.
The opinion came after Harlow Hurley, NLRB examiner acting as “referee” in a union representation case, undertook with “just a few questions” to clarify some of Schroeder’s cross-examination testimony.
Schroeder had told Karl H. Mueller. representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, that he (Schroeder) didnt think his company would object to col- ' lective bargaining with a company- ; wide union.
“From a geographical standpoint, j you would favor all your employes acting together in a bargaining ca- I pacity ” Hurley asked Schroeder. “Yes. I believe so”
“Then, disregarding the geographical standpoint, do you favor all the workers bargaining together in an industrial type of union?’’ “Yes, I think so,” replied Schroeder.
Scott Snodgrass of San Angelo, counsel for West Texas Utilities company, took the floor and directed his remarks to Hurley:
“Now, listen, does this mean the CIO?”
Hurley, with a characteristic grin. replied:
“Well, the Committee for Industrial Organization does favor such a type of union.”
Guitar Youth Killed, Father Hurt In Crash
Two Involved In Auto-Truck Wreck Near Plainview
PLAINVIEW, July 30—James H. Guitar Jr., 24, of Colorado, Tex., June law graduate of the University of Texas was killed instantly, and his father, also of Colorado, critically injured at noon today when the automobile In which they were riding was involved in a crash with another car and a truck. The accident occurred on highway 28 about nine miles south of Plainview.
The youth's head was crushed, one arm was mangled and his body broken and bruised.
J. K. Guitar Sr., about 60, mans- I ger of the Guitar compress, aa oil mill, and the Guitar gins of Colorado, received a skull fracture. His face also was horribly cut.
The father and son were the only occupants of their car. Persons in the other automobile and in the truck were uninjured.
Members of the Guitar family arrived here this afternoon. Funeral arrangements were incomplete.
COLORADO, July 30— «Spl >—J H. Guitar Jr., killed at Plainview today, was a native of Colorado, where he was graduated from high school. Afterward he attended Kemper Military school at Booneville. Mo, two years before entering the University of Texas.
This summer he had been practicing law in the office of Harry Ratliff here.
He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Guitar. Two brothers. Don of Colorado and Hunt of New Orleans; and a sister, Sara Guitar of Coloiado, sui vive.
Mrs. Guitar, Don and Sara Guitar left for Plainview immediately upon being notified of the accident.
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Fred Guitar of Merkel and Will Guitar of Abilene left yesterday afternoon for Plainview to be at the bedside of their brother. J. H. Guitar. The injured man has three sisters, also, who reside in Abilene. They are Mary Guitar. Mrs. Virginia Crispin, and Mrs. Adele Guitar Lockett.
Japs, Reds Lock In Major Conflict
Tokyo Claims Soviet Troops Thrown Back
LEADERS IN COUNTY CONVENTION
W. E. MARTIN
The two Abilene lawyers shown above took a leading part in Taylor county's democratic convention Saturday. Ernest Walter Wilson, at right, who made the
ERNEST W. WILSON
first speech for O'Daniel delivered in Texas, was convention chairman. W. E. Martin, right, was a member of the resolutions comm! tee and keynoter of the convention-
County Demos Back O’Daniel
New Regime Installed At Convention
Votes To Push Bradbury For Speaker
A new regime, backing ODeniel to the man, took charge of the Taylor county democratic organization Saturday, as the semi-annual convention was held.
Ernest Walter Wilson. Abilene attorney, presided for the convention, after nomination by W. R. Chapman, and W. E. Martin, delivered the - keynote address. Floor leader was
MCPHERSON, Kas., July 30.—(ZP) -An east-bound Rock Island pas-lenger train plowed through a Mis-louri Pacific freight train at the intersection of the roads’ main line Tacks n«ir here tonight, injuring •.he Rock Island engineer and shak-ng up a few passengers.
Houston Doctor Beaten To Death
HOUSTON, Joy 30.—(ZP)—Dr. H E. Coger, 61. widely known Houston medical expert, was found dead in his clinic late today.
Police said he apparently had been beaten about the face, a justice of the peace was conducting an in- j quest.
Dillingham Named Delegate Of GOPs
O. D. Dillingham was elected Taylor county representative to the Texas Republican convention, to be held in Houston in August, when precinct representatives met in county Republican convention Saturday afternoon. The convention was held in the office of the county judge.
In lurther business. Craig Lynn was elected delegate to the Republican congressional district committee and L. D. Cozins was elected delegate to the senatorial district j committee.
John W. Philip of Ft. Worth was named alternate for Dillingham, j
Soviet And United States To Sign $40,000,000 Trade Pact
WASHINGTON. July 30 —— The United States is about to conclude a commercial agreement by which the soviet union will promise to purchase at least $40,000,000 worth of American products in one year.
The agreement will replace an existing one expiring August 5.
Negotiations have been conducted at Moscow under direction of the Americar Charge D’Affaires, Alexander Kirk.
By virtue of the agreement's statement of the soviets intention to purchase American products, the U. S. 3. R. will receive most-favor-ed-na Lion treatment from the United States, which means it win be
entitled to tariff and other concessions made by this government in reciprocal trade agreements signed : with 17 nations and soon to be signed with more.
Under the existing agreement the soviets agreed to purchase from I this country, in the year covered by the pact, American goods to the value of at least $40,000,000. Statistics show that by August 5 their purchases will have exceeded this figure considerably.
Consequently, there is a chance the $40,000,00 figure will be stepped up in the new agreement.
Trade with the soviets has increased under tne commercial treaties negotiated annually with that country.
Three Meetings Lose Harmony
Flour Man Given Full Control Of Party, However
By Associated Press
W. Lee O’Daniel won overwhelming endorsement of mast of Saturday’s democratic county conventions, but the harmony of three meetings was shattered by bolting delegates.
The great majority of meetings wrote promises of unqualified support into their resolutions, thereby assuring the flour man and democratic nominee control of the state convention in Beaumont.
Hillbilly bands played O'Daniel tunes, and in the Rio Grande valley. even republicans endorsed O’Daniel.
All was turbulence, however, at Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio.
At Fort Worth, the convention split into two groups each professing allegiance to the nominee, and each electing a slate of delegates to the state gathering.
In San Antonio, the O'Daniel group walked out and held a separate meeting.
Two slates of delegates were named at Houston as a result of the split. The “old guard” and an apposing group, led by original supporters, each picked officers and delegates, and will contend at the state convention for seats.
The meeting broke up in disorder when the O’Daniel forces marched out and then returned with a hillbilly band. Fists flew and four police cars were ordered to the scene to maintain order.
Lindsey P. Walden, while Joe Etheridge was chairman of the credentials committee. *
RESOLUTIONS All four are ardent O'Daniel men. They will cast all votes for the Taylor county delegation at the state convention in Beaumont. This was provided through a clause in the resolutions passed that allows Wilson to name a committee for voting.
Resolutions passed included one demanding abolition of the Old A f Assistance commission, another abolishing the poll tax as a prerequisite of the right to vote, and a third to increase the load limit allowed trucks operating on the highways.
Candidacy of J. Bryan Bradbury, for speakership of the house of representative* was endorsed by the convention, with applause for the young legislator.
Height of O’Daniel enthusiasm was reached when Wilson, in a
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Bloody Battle On Siberian Border Heightens Tension
TOKYO, July 31—(Sunday) — (AP) — Japan and Soviet Russia came to grips today in what the Tokyo war office described as a “terrible fight” in which Japanese recaptured disputed territory along the Man-choukuo-Siberian border.
The situation was extremely tense.
Large bodies of troops were deployed on both sides -of the border.
Soviet troops were said to be bombarding one border point with heavy artillery from the hills.
The war office announcement declared that not only did Japanese recapture a hill near Changkufeng which Soviet troops occupied July 15, but all other disputed points.
Apparently what amounted to a major battle added a bloody new chapter to the Changkufeng friction which began with occupation by Soviet troops of the strategic hilltop.
Military regulations forbade disclosure of the number of troops engaged, the casualties, or the size of forces now facing each other in the disputed territory, near the junction of Siberia, Manchoukuo and Korea.
A war office spokesman said: “Two days ago Soviet troops occupied Shachofeng. approximately 1.000 yards north of Changkufeng hill, and began fortifying it as they had done at Changkufeng .”
“They clashed with border guards, but were repulsed and then returned with reiniorcements. The Japanese countered and a terrible fight ensued both at Shachofeng and Changkufeng.
"The Russians used mechanised units including tanks and heavy artillery. Changkufeng was taken at 4:40 a. rn. and Sharhufeng at 6 a. rn.
“Soviet big guns now are bomoerding Kuchenk which is a nearby point.”
The Japanese attack came as a complete surprise since the government's previous statements indicated that only diplomatic means would be used lo settle the bitterly disputed border sovereignty.
HOUSTON, July 30—(AP)—Howard Huges, shy young millionaire needing a haircut, came home today to receive the most tumultuous welcome this oil rich town ever gave a man.
It melted Hughes’ well known aversion to crowds and he became almost boyishly gay and excited under its warmth.
The air was choked with fluttering paper and tons of confetti as Hughes, sitting between the mayor and the lieutenant governor of Texas, rode down Main street between miles of madly cheering people — estimated at between 100,000 and 200,000 persons.
Hughes brought world plane from municipal airport at 12:35 p. rn. and climbed out to be greeted by Mayor ll. H. Fonville and 3,500 employes from his brewery and oil well drilling bit company.
I The mayor's little daughter, Clarita Ann Fonville, cracked a bottle of champagne on a peal and named the airport “Howard Hughes airport” in honor of the Texan and
his round Chicago to
his four companions who spun around the world in three days and It hours.
Hughes, speaking over a nationwide radio hookup, first addressed the laborers in his industrial plant here.
"I find it difficult for me to be standing up here on this platform,’* he said, “for I realise that if it were not for you men and women and your diligent work I would probably be pushing a plow.”
Hughes paid tribute to his companions and the designers and manufacturers of his plane and then headed for the business district and a royal welcome.
the i His companions, Ed Lund, flight engineer; Richard Stoddard, radio operator, Harry P. M. Connor, co-navigator and Albert I. Lodwick* Hughes flight manager, hopped in another automobile immediately behind him.
Hughes announced tonight that would take of! from Houston late tomorrow and head west, arriving, In Loo Angeles Monday.
Houston Wildly Greets Hughes
AAA Sends Officials Against Domestic Allotment Farm Plan
Hope For Lost
Discovery Of Huge Oil Potch Colled 'Significant' But Not Conclusive
MANILLA. July 31.—(Sunday)—(JP>—A huge and significant oil '‘slick” found on the ocean surface left searchers with scant hope today of finding the missing Hawaii Clipper and it* 15 occupants, but the forlorn hunt cont-.nueo.
The oil patch was found yesterday by the army transport Meigs on
— , the course the Transpacific flying
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CLIPPER CAPTAIN and Manila when it vanished Fri-
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Samples dipped up by the Meigs for scientific examination showed the “slick” contained lubricating oil and gasoline. It lay only 50 miles west by southwest of the spot where the plane last reported its position.
Aviation circles generally regarded the find as evidence the Clipper plunged into the sea. but official* of Pan American airways conceded the slick was “significant, but not conclusive.”
The spot in question, however, was not on any ship or air rout* and experts concluded there could have been no other craft in that area to have caused it.
The Meigs, nearest vessel to the Clipper when it made its last radio report, searched the slick for passible traces of wreckage but in the first attempt found none.
The transport stood by to resume examination at dawn. Meanwhile warships were en route to the scene, three army bombers were ready to aid the search out of Manila, and two naval planes were to resume scanning the area.
Some Pan American officials suggested the slick might have been
Capt. Leo Terletzky, above, of Palo Alto. Calif., was in command of the Hawaii Clipper when it vanished on a flight from Guam to the Philippines,
ABiuoi1. and vicinity: Partly Heady made by the voluntary dumping of »ondav and Monday. “anchor oil” from the plane prep-
*n ' ’**' aratory to an unscheduled landing
at sea, and that the strongly built 36-ton plane might have taxied or
WASHINGTON, July 30.— £>>— The agricultural adjustment administration is sending two of its top-ranking officials into the cotton belt to make speeches against the “domestic allotment’’ farm plan, advocated widely as a substitute for the present crop control law.
They are I. W. Duggan, director of the AAA's southern division, and Walter L. Randolph, his assistant.
Duggan will speak at Little Rock, Ark., and Randolph at Albany, Ala., Friday. Both intend to make other speeches also. Including talks In Texas and Oklahoma, before returning to Washington.
Officials said Secretary Wallace, who has expressed opposition to the domestic allotment plan, also was considering making a speech against it.
Officials said the AAA strategy was designed to counteract campaigns being waged in the cotton and wheat belt* for the domestic allotm.nt scheme.
The domestic allotment proposal would permit unlimited crop production. guaranteeing growers the cost of production, plus a margin of profit, on that part of the crops consumed in this country. The remainder would be sold at world price*.
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The plane presumably carried a large supply of “anchor oil” for use in quieting turbulent waters in the event of a forced landing.
Naval searchers said informally that if the plane had made anything like a safe unscheduled landing at sea she should have been able to respond in some manner to the repeated radio calls, flares and rocket signals.
Some company executives said a rough but not disastrous landing could have put her radio apparatus ’ [ out of commission.Week’s Happenings In Abilene And