Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVIll, NO. 5. Anwditf< I’mw (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE I, 19S8.-TEN PAGES.
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PRICE 5 CENTSONE-TIME ENEMIES UNITE FOR GETTYSBURG FLIGHT
TO HASTEN 'SKEEGIE'S' RETURN-
Kidnap - Roused Mob Disperses
This quartet of dell war vet-er!¥is. two from the Union army and two Confederate soldiers, all well over 90 years old met at the Washington
airport (cr a flight over the Gettysburg battlefield Left to right: William H. Jackson, 94, of New York. Union army veteran; Maj, Robert W. Wilson,
96, Confederate; Col. H. C. Rizer, 94, Union army; Peter Pierre Smith, 94. Confederate. All but Jrckscn are residents of
TO SPEED ADJOURNMENT—
Fight Abandoned To Hasten Action On Pump-Priming
WASHINGTON. May 31.——
Wit hi Presider.; Roosevelts consent, his legislative lieutenants pigeonholed a government reorgan Ira t ion bill today until the next congressional session.
Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) and Acting Chairman Warren (D-NC> Vt the -..a ...A ji . n organ:*
ration committees said in a joint statement:
"No further effort will be made to pass the reorganization bill at this session."
Til# announcement definitely ended one of the bitterest rows of the session, smoothed the way toward adjournment, and confirmed a major rebuff the administration suffered last April 8 at the hands of legislators,
On that date the house, by a vote of 204 to 196. sent the reorganization bill back to a special committee For a time that was believed to be thp end of the measure, but more recently there had been reports the controversy would be reopened
Decision to abandon the legislation for the session was reached at a morning WTiite House conference nttmded by the president Speaker Bankhead, and Senator Barkley rf Kentucky and Representative Rayburn of Texas, the two democratic leaders.
LOOMS NEXT TERM
Barkley, informed persons said, advised Rooseveli that a formal declaration of Intentions would help end dilatory senate tactics against **:; $3,000,000,030 spending-lending bill and consequently speed adjournment.
Administration leaders had expressed belief some senators had been delaying the $3,000,000 non bill to make certain there would be Insufficient time this session to revive the reorganization measure.
Byrnes and Warren projected the reorganisation problem into the next congress as one of its earlfcst issues They said:
"It is our opinion that the American people overwhelmingly desire some kind of effective reorganization of our government in the Interest of greater efficency and
See BILL SCRAPPED, Pg IO Col 3
Sadler For Sadler
LONGVIEW, May 31—<VP>—Harley Sadler, Sweetwater, has accepted the post of campaign manager in West Texas for Jerry Sadler. Longview, who is a candidate for railroad commissioner, the latter announced today.
M’Craw Speech Pleads Economy
Candidate Lashes Inefficiency Of Administration
Economy In government and fulfilment of the social security pro-; gram were pledged last night by William McGraw, who spoke here in behalf of his candidacy for governor.
j The 1.500 persons hearing the address noticed a shortage of Mc* Craw s usual humor as the attorney-general assumed a more serious demeanor and discussed state govern-j r .en tai problems.
He first assailed the Inefficiency of state administrative machinery, declaring that he planned to cut • down on the number of political jobs I in Austin. "It can’t be done with-I out disturbing some of the boys down there.” he said. * But I’m going to disturb them. I might even have to send some of your Taylor j county folks back home."
Specifically, McCraw promised to eliminate "public relations counsels.” which he term “political press agents.”
REDUCE EXTRA SESSIONS After a thorough denunciation of the use of special sessions of the legislature, he promised that, if elected, he would not call that body toother except in grave emergency, j “The constitution provides a term if 120 days every two years.” Mc*
: Craw said. * And the legislature general, on a proposed route from can pass enough law’s in that time San Antonio to Amarillo. |10 confuse every citizen of the state
under every court for a
Mexican Graduate Finds Way Open To Attend College
The way has been cleared for Carmen Arroyo to attend college.
Carmen received her diploma from Abilene high school last v.t"k. tho fir? t Mexican to achieve such distinction. She had expressed a desire to continue her education in an institution cf higher learning.
Several women’s societies of Baptist churches here have -. de a-j ------. for ’ am
bition to be fulfilled. They are to underwrite her fe s, and next fall sh# will matriculate at Hardin-Simmons university'-
Area Air Mail Increase Asked
West Texans Talk
To Farley's Aide
On Proposed Line
WASHINGTON, May 31.—.-P>— Increased air mail service in West Texas was asked today by two groups which conferred with Harl-lee Branch, assistant postmaster
Exes, Grads And High Seniors lo Gather At McM
Varied Two-Day Program Marks School Year End
Alumni and exes, members of the colleges 1938 graduating class, and high school seniors of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference will mingle on the McMurry college reservation today.
Occasion will be the opening of a versatile two-day program consisting of annual spring homecoming and commencement a" lvlfie«. a nr* inauguration of the annual high school senior day.
Festivities will begin with registration of high school seniors at 3 o’clock in the administration building. with informal reception afterward. At 4 o’clock Hie seniors will Join In skating at the college gymnasium. and at 7 o’clock will be guests for a picnic supper on th’ lawn of President hall Final entertainment for the visitors will b~ offered in the opera, "The Bartered Bride,” to be presented at 8 o clock on the college terrace.
Estimate on the number of seniors likely to visit the college was unavailable. They will be brought to the campus by Methodist pastors of the conference.
While high achool grads are in their reception, alumni will bo viewing one another's offspring in1 a baby show—first ever to be staged in connection with homecoming, It will begin at 3 o’clock, with Mrs. H. G. Bur man head of the home economics department, and her stu -
WAR ON 'HOPPERS SPEEDS UP
Hundreds of these "Big Berthas” were loaded up as Northeast New Mexico and Northwest Texas speeded up the war on grasshoppers, hoping to kill
the pests while they are young and before extensive damage can be done. This machine is being loaded near Dalhart with poisoned mash, which it will spread over infested areas.
ENRAGED COUNCILMAN LIKENS MAYOR LAGUARDIA IO HITLER
Ired At Summons To Special Session,
City Fathers Walk Out On His Speech
NEW YORK. May 31.—UP)—Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia, who once
suggested that a wax figure of Adolf Hitler should be placed in a “cham-
dents in charge A special reward ber of horrors” at the 1939 New York World s fair, came in for comparl-
to exes for bringing their babies to son with the Qerman fuehrer himself today.
Irate city councilmen, called back from their holidays bv the mayor to attend an assertedly "illegal” special session, adjourned in turmoil ........................ -......... 1 alter heaping abuse on what they
homecoming will be in the form of a certificate entitling the youngster to $10 credit on tuition at the college in the far distant future About seventy five babies are expected to be shown, acbrdlng to; Registrar Iris Graham.
A round of class reunions will be gin at 4:30 when former students of Anglo-Saxon English gather at the college. The class of ’33 will be guests of the sponsor, Beth Myatt, In a reception at 5:30 o'clock at 1233 Styles boulevard-
Oth reclass reunions with their sponsors are scheduled as follows: *31 and *35 with Jennie Tate; *37 with Vergie Newman; ’30 and ’34 with Willie Mae Christopher; '30 with Mrs. R M Medley; '26 and ’28 with Julia Luker; and 29 with Mrs. Helen Latham Reeves
Funds Drive Of C-C Near Goa
Reports Slated This Morning At Third Breakfast
described as the dictatorial tactics cf LaGuardia.
I T ROKE OVER SPEECH
"No one can make a silk purse out
if a sow s ear,” shouted Councilman Howard W. Spellman, democrat.
"There is another gentleman whom it would seem that God Almighty created In the same pattern,” he continued "xxx And the gentleman is named Adolf Hitler."
The furore arose over LaGuardia s action in sending out copies of his message to newspapers "for immediate release before the coun-
See MCMURRY. Pg. 5, Col. 4
Tabulation of figures at the third _______________ _________
report breakfast today of Abilene s cj;men themselves received it forward business finance drive is 7
Annual election of alumni * mas veto to a council resolution
1 commerce already past na mini- ... ... , , ,
which criticized two municipal court mum goal of $17,250, . . - , , , , . ,r.
„ • , .. . judges for helping to shield Simon
Yesterday morning at the second v Gerson communist aid In the report breakfast It wag revealed that $16,164 had already been subscribed, That figure within itself made a new record, for the chamber of commerce has not had as much as $16,000 to operate on In years Usually the figure is nearer $12,000
Cedillo Rumored Ready To Give Up
SRI).ENK and v lr In It J: Parti)' cloudy
Ill--»r l )\AH: <.rn*-rail) (air today
and Thurmln' .
KAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy today
an.) Thursday, rooter In north neat portion today,
NEM 'ti XII Os lair today and Thursday ; little chatter In temperature.
OKLAHOMA: Partly cloudy today and
Thnrada:. cooler In northwMt portion today.
It intr of temperature yesterday:
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nitrite.; and loyyest t’rnperatWM In 9
p. rn. y enter •»', Ho an i 71J annie date a .cdr nt;o, HH mid ff?
sitnv.-t yeat-rdaj, 7: SH; amulae today.
*.33; smart today, 7:11.
Between San Angelo and Lubbock. the proposed route might follow alternate courses, one by Sweetwater and the other by Big Spring, or it might include both points. Representatives of Sweetwater and Big Spring civic bodies separately I discussed the proposed service with Branch, but said they were not op-I posing each other.
A Sweetwater delegation accompanied by Representative Garrett of Eastland, conferred first with | Branch, and asked that city be included on the new route should It be established. They said Sweetwater was an important railroad center and mail concentration L point
Later, Representative South of Coleman and Mahon of Colorado, Tex., accompanied a group from San Antonio, San Angelo. Lubbock, Big Spring and Amarillo to see Branch. Big Spring delegates told Branch their city was on an Important transcontinental east and I west air mall route.
Both groups declared a large area of West Texas now had no north and south air mail service, and that the volume cf business to be expected over such r route would more than Justify its establishment,
Sweetwater citizens accompanying Garrett were George Barber, J. H. Beall. Jr. Mrs. Thelma Bowen, and her husband, Joe Bowen.
Besides South and Mahon, those | in the other group were Charles Maedjen. Lubbock; J. G. Greene, Big Spring; Tom Cotten. Amarillo. Fred Harmon, San Antonio; and , Culberson Deal. San Angelo.
and snow lifetime "
In criticizing the work of special sessions, he alerted that one aes-1 j. sion, which cost the state $500,000 resulted in the passage of only a dove protection law.
In regard to revenue. McCraw declared himself unalterably opposed to any form of sales tax.
McCraw outlined a policy of opposition to any sort of new revenue —except for carrying out the social security program, should additional j:other* funds be needed PENSION TRAVESTY “We've made a mess of old age pensions,” he declared Sarcasm edged his voice as he discussed political implications of the present pension law,
"We've looked under the bed and between the covers, shook Aun:
Maggie's extra dress, looked to see if Uncle Jim had an extra pair of sox. walked over his old washed-out
MEXICO CITY. May 31.—*^1—
Indications that Rebel Leader Saturnine Cedillo may be arranging with his sister as go-between to t urrender to President Lazar© Cardenas developed in the capital tonight.
Dispatches from San Luis Potosi, jpvolt-torn state the insurgent chief ad ruled as agrarian overlord, said that Higinia Cedillo. his sister, visited President Cardenas there yesterday.
Gen. Juan Barragan at the war ministry confirmed the reports of the meeting, but said he t*t»f not know whether Senorita Cedillo was authorized to negotiate for her
Manhattan borough president’s office. from unfavorable publicity.
The councilmen walked out before the clerk could read it.
China, Japs Dispute
Tuesday's report showed that $3,- a* Dn*.w|A Virfnrw M had been subscribed since last ' ▼ it I wry
Friday. Mack Eplen was captain of the high team, while Russell Stephens’ division led. Of this amount, $1 OOO was raised by the activities fund committee, while $2.-404 was brought in by the city sales army.
Today’s breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 o'clock in the Wooten. A victory dinner Is slated for Thursday evening, climaxing the drive
U. S. Offers Canada Great Lakes Treaty
WASHINGTON. May 31 - -Ti-The United States offered Canada tonight a comprehensive treaty for the planned development and use of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin.
The treaty contemplates a 27-
acres, discovered they had a grand- channel through which ocean-son in Arkansas and told them they 1 8°in8 vessels may reach he heart
I of both countries and also a huge hee RAW, Pg. IO, Cot 6 hydro-electric power projf t.
Official Here To Discuss Benefits
Clarification of the liberalized provision regarding death compen-srtion for benefit of widows and n inor children of deceased World war veteran* will be the subject of talks today and Thursday by .1 T < ray supervisor QI the Abilene district of the VlflkUila J’ate Service c fice w 1 th itlilTOii' s rn Aus-
I Opa*(*r questions and
SHANGHAI June I— t/T—1 Wednesday*— Both Chinese and Japanese claimed victory today in one
of the greatest air battles of tile
war, in which more than IOO planes fought high over Hankow.
A Japanese naval communique declared 30 Japanese planes raided Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Sheks capital and shot dowm 20 Chinese planes while only one of their own failed to return.
China’s aviation headquarters,
however, declared 54 Japanese
planes attempted to make the raid but were beaten off with a loss of 15 planes.
Taylor County all today and
Capsule Full Of Eye-Resting Vitamins May Prevent Night Highway Accidents
MftfCUiv Hits 90 , J’Straight Day
By JOHN LEAR
NEW YORK. May 31.——It may not be long befgj^* mobile driver will swallow’ a capsule to help keep him oui iiTjBBniii. accidents at night
That procedure was hinted today In expenjjMftfai rofiaHed in
King Of Cambodia Fires Dancing Girls
WASHINGTON. May ll—<UP> —
of Vita-straln and
Slsowath Mcnlvong Cambodia, has nq dancing-girl wives fired. The ac as an economy
He still has cording to t society.
The ex-qu teetora;e to Slant are na let. AU
king of of his will be taken
an automobile In the Ohio Medical Journal.
The capsule is filled with carotene-in-oil. min A. which improves vision in the dark, fatigue, two big causes of motor smashups.
Use of the capsule as "safe driving m didnt” was Indicated indirectly by the experimenters: Dr. Ralph c«a eve specialist of Mansfield. Ohio, and Dr. O. H. Shettlg* of lh* ated lea I department of the Westinghouse Electric compau0*¥*<N*pv*
The Ohio journal article was devoid-iv to the primary
French pro-ilna. next-door be jobless. They o Cambodian balter: 1 pie ii ft ring' j)
concern of the experiments—1 types of industrial workers and health and capacity for work.
As a by-product of the discovered an appreciable Another by-product, article, was the capsules’
A number of employes, dreaded night driv ing no longer a s
fatigue among certain big the workers* general
cie said, the experimenters in the workers’ health, losed in connection with the ight driving.
reported that whereas they had the capsules, they found motor -the medicine.
'n frile summer fashion, temporally soared slightly above 90 de-i gress yesterday afternoon about 4 o’clock and boosted the seasonal record of consecutive days of 90-desree-and-above weather to seven.
Hottest days of the "heat wave” wore recorded Sundav and Monday with the mercury climbing to 99 degrees for new season maximums.
Relief will be in order today w ith a forecast last night of "partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday.”
Plymouth Rock'* Painter Convicted
PLYMOUTH. Mass, May 31.—IP) - Stanley E Bakewell. construction foreman of Gibsonia. Pa., whose counsel pleaded It was “only a lark.” today was convicted of painting historic Plymouth Rock, and faced a nine-month sentence in the house of correction. Judge Elmer L. Briggs said he would pronounce sentence tom<*gow.
Arizona Highway Job Feud Flares
PHOENIX. Ariz . May 31.— • *4F>> — Gov. R. C. Stanford commanded ’he Arizona national guard today X take over the state highway department tomorrow to prevent the Discharge of a number of employes who w ere appointed at his direr -I Won.
The governor said the call for the t "oops would be countermanded only if State Engineer Howard S Reed assured him an order to discharge » number of persons would be rescinded.
Abductors Get Ransom, Fail To Free Tot
Neighbors Opine Child Wandering Over Redlands
PRINCETON. Fla . May 31.—<7Pi —Several hundred persons who had assembled here to search for kidnapped James Bailey Cash Jr. dispersed tonight upon request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and parents of the five-year-old child.
It was feared a demonstration would frighten the abductors who I took the pajama-clad boy from his father’s apartment house on the Miami-Key West highway Saturday.
HOPE FOR CONTACT
Cash reported ho paid, early today, the $10,000 ransom demanded.
The crowd was told to be ready at daybreak lf called upon to begin a search of the flat surrounding farming country knowrn as the redlands.
W. P. Cash, uncle of James Jr., said there was hope of making another contact with the kidnapers tonight.
Neighbors were divided In opinions as to whether a search should be made immediately. Some said such a move might serve as a death warrant for the tow-headed, blueeyed "Skeegie," as he is popularly known.
Others believed the boy may have been released to wander in the vicinity.
FATHER DEFIES THREAT
The worried father, hollow-eyed from loss of sleep and hoping to make another contact with the abductors, secluded himself in his home with the shades drawn Federal officers and local authorities withdrew from the scene.
Cash’s notification of FBI agents I defied a death threat against not!- I fylng federal officers made soon after the boy was discovered to be missing.
Ashmael Cash, nephew of the boy's father, conducted a hunt on his own In the plane from which he spra>s vegetable fields. He covered 75 miles but reported no sign of his missing cousin.
Many gave information they hoped would serve as a clue. A road construction watchman asserted a green sedan headed westward with several men and a weeping child slowed at his project. Some persons reported indications the kidnapers might have use a boat. MOTHER NEAR (OLLAPSE
There were many supporters, in- | eluding the lad s uncle, for a theory the kidnapers were local residents The child was easily frightened by strangers but the mother, helping her husband close the grocery for the night heard no outcry when he was taken. Maps which accompanied the ransom notes reflected thorough knowledge of local geography.
In accordance with Instructions given by the kidnapers, the senior j Cash made a solitary drive in the misty da WTI today until winking headlights gave a signal. There he tossed a bundle of small bills, making up the $10,000 ransom to the roadside and returned In high spirits, reporting he expected word by noon as to where he could find his boy. Skeegie,"
As no word came, apprehensions grew, Mrs. Cash was near collapse Business went on as usual In the filling station in front of the flame house, however, with a youthful attendant pumping gas for a boom trade.
MRS. ANNA LeGARE
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Woman Denies Abducting Child
Youngster Waves, Prattles Happily During Hearing
NORTH TONAWANDA, N Y,
May 31—(AP—Mrs. Anna LeGare, 41. buxom former tearoom hostess, pleaded not guilty to a kidnaping charge today, while the little girl whom she was accused of abducting smiled and waved a blue handkerchief at her from a courtroom seat. The child, four-year-old Betty Jane Hobbs, sat through the brief court procedure with her parents, prattling happily. They were reunited Sunday, nine days after Betty suddenly disappeared from the yard of her home here.
Thought at first to have drowned, Betty was found safe Saturday with a family in Coolville. O. Mrs. LeGare, a neighbor of the Hobbs, told police where Betty was and claimed to have taken here there "for a visit," with the mother s consent.
Betty’s parents denied having given such permission. Chief of Police Frederick A. Hoefert said.
After her plea of innocent at her arraignment today, Mrs. LeGare was ordered held without bail pending another hearing June IO.
Betty Jane is one of six children of Mr and Mrs. Ellsworth Hobbs. He is an unemployed machinist and a former WPA employe-
Parking Meters Upheld In Lubbock
LUBBOCK. May 31—(AF—Judge E L. Pitts In 99th district court today ruled a city ordinance for parking meters was constitutional, In the habeas corpus hearing of Homer Harrison, who sought release when fined in corporation court last week W. H. Evans, attorney for Harrison, gave notice of appeal.
Highway Project Plans Prepared
Area Road Jobs On Tentative List
AUSTIN. Mav 31—AT—Highway department engineers today rushed preparation of plans for 49 projects they hoped to submit to bids June 21.
Opening of bids will precede by one day a public hearing for county groups seeking additional improvements.
Projects scheduled tentatively for the June 21 letting included, by counties, the following federal aid improvements on which the state and federal government would share costs:
Crosby—6 miles flexible base and asphalt preservative on highway 207.
Runnel* 9 6 miles flexible base and double asphalt surface treatment on feeder road from 5 miles west of Winters to approximately 5 miles east of Winters.
Comanche—4 6 miles grading,
drainage structures and select material on secondary road near Comanche.
State projects included:
Terry—12 miles of asphalt seal coat on highways 62 and 280,
Stephens—7.2 miles of cutback asphaltic concrete leveling - up course and seal coat on highway 15.
Brown and Eastland—247 miles of asphalt seal coat on highways 23 and 187.
FEDERAL LOAN NOT AVAILABLE—
Oats Price Due To Be Stabilized At 16-Cent Level
Movement of oats to market in Abilene was slowly gaining momentum in Abilene this week, with prices standing at 15 and 16 cents Grain dealers reported yesterday that no wheat had been offered, but it us expected to begin moving next week.
Indications are that farmers are being more cautious in harvest of oats this year than last, but some green grain is being cut.
County Agent Knox Parr last night gave assurance that the price for oats would be stabilized at near the present level. He said he knew
quantities at present prices. This grown for sale. will prevent prices dropping to the Combining of oats costs from seven and eight cent levels reached $1.50 per care upward—with $2 a few years ago. prabably the prevailing price. When
In answer to questions from oats are cut with binders and later fanners, Farr said that there is no threshed, costs run 75 cents per
acre for cutting and IO per cent of tile yield for threshing-
way to obtain federal government loans on oats, as ts done on some other crops.
The government provides for par-moditles-^cotton. wheat, rice, corn ity price 'loans on only five com-and tobacco. As yet no provision
Mast fields in the country are yielding 35 to 40 bushels of oats per acre, with some production in the vicinity of 60 bushels. At 15 cents per bushel, a 50 bushel per acre crop would gross $7.50 per acre
has been made for payment in 1936
of loans on wheat. and much of this would be taken
Although this year's oats crop is away In costs,
one of the best in history for the However, oats will be worth much
of at least a half dozen speculators Abllen«*territory. farmers are real-1 more to gpiny growers as feed for
'who planned to buy and store huge I iring practical no profit from oats i their own stock.