Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL LVI11, NO. 6.
May s Building, Postal Records Reflect Gains
Farm And Ranch Outlook Is Both* Bright And Dark
Abilene continued to hold its reputation in May as a bright spot on ie business map. Month-end re--fbrts show increases in business on every hand over report# for the same time last year.
Building permits forged to the front as 33 permits for the month totaled $68,148, more than $17,000 above May. 1937. Alteration permits showed a total of $23690 and permits for repairs was $185. Erection of new residences and business houses was valued at $42,273.
Plve-month total of permits for the year was $559,244 as compared with $200,452 for 1937.
Postal receipts for May showed a gain of $1883.13 over the same month last year, according to figures released yesterday by Postmaster O, A Hale.* Last months sum was $17,555 17 while for May. 1937, receipts were $15,$72.84 Gain for 'lie first five months of the year figured $7.442 72 over the same period for last year, n.l S ON MONEY ORDERS Money order business at the poet office was good as usual Orders I-red were 411-7 for $38,636.85 as compared to f>699 money order* paid off for $99,76638. The difference was a balance of $51,766 85 to be spent in Abilene,
Outlook in the agricultural and livestock business in the Abilene territory show both a bright and a dark side with the pendulum likely to swing either way Every section of the country has experienced abundant rainfall, raising the monthly average above normal and above that of last year Crops are up and growing, small grain is in good shape and large acreages have been planted everywhere.
Cattle have held extremely well as to price with a top price of nine and one-half cents for steers on the Port Worth markets. Stockmen have taken advantage of the price during May, sending a large majority of their cattle to market Good grass and water kept the animals in top shape and weighing was heavy.
Mjy was the big month for ranchers, most of them contracting for deliveries,
GRAIN PRK ES LOW On the other side of the picture wheat Is bringing 50 to 55 cents a bushel and oats about 16 cents, only about one-half the price paid for the products a year ago. Row crops arc being dangerously threatened by a pin-rue of grasshoppers with farmers banding together for a concentrated fight against the pests.
A blot on the livestock horizon is the sheep and goat situation. Wool is only 16 to 20 cents a pound as compared to 32 to 35 cents a pound a year ago. AU markets are glutted with shorn yearling lambs selling for four to six cents a pound. Last year they sold for seven to ten cents a pound.
Produce men in Abilene report that deary products are selling for the lowest since the early part of 1935. _
Insurgents Drive Deeper In South
HENDAYE. France, at the Spanish Frontier, June I—t/P>—The Spanish insurgents' swift-moving drive from Teruel south toward Ute Mediterranean today rolled government defenders back to within about 12 miles of Valencia province Generalissimo Francisco Franco's troops struck deepest to the south near Rincon de Ademuz, a small territory on the martitime province s western border.
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WEDS M'CORMICK AS FDR ASKS FREE HAND
Senate Splits Over Relief Spending
Adah Wilson, above, nurse for the late Jean Harlow, is shown in her Los Angeles apartment as she told of her coming marriage to Harold F. McCormick.
PASADENA, Cal., June I.— (UPi—Harold Fowler McCormick. 66-year-old harvester millionaire. and his comely 34-year-old bride began a quiet honeymoon today in the heavily guarded estate of McCormick's sister where they were married last night.
Gardners and private detectives watched the gates and high iron picket fence of the estate when McCormick took Adah Wilson of Los Angeles, his former nurse, as hit third wife.
Colleges Ready For Summer
City Institutions All Begin Terms Within Next Week
Abilene’s three colleges this week
McM Confers Degrees Today On 58 Seniors
Term-End Events Bring Crowd Of 3,000 To Campus
Climaxing a two day program of entertainment and celebration for I seniors ana alumni and exes of I McMurry college. 58 seniors will be awarded degrees this morning at the annual spring commencement i ♦ xercises of the college.
Opening with the convocation procession and a song, the program will continue with the invocation by the Rev S *H Young, presiding elder of the Sweetwater Methodist district Tommy Greer, senior, rill play a violin solo.
The Rev. W. H. Mansfield, pastor of the Trinity Methodist church tit El Paso, will deliver the commencement address Following the rddress. honor awards to the senior# will be made and President Thomas W. Brabham will present bachelor degrees to the graduates
The entire student body will sing the alma mater song and the Rev. Rev. Cal C. Wright, presiding elder of the Vernon district, will give the benediction
This morning at 7:15 o'clock annual election of officers of the alumni and ex-students association will Ire the principal order of business at the alumni breakfast at the Wooten hotel. At that time graduates of 38 will be admitted to the association.
Presiding for the breakfast will be Anthony Hunt, president of the elumnl body He is superintendent
HUGE AIRLINER MAKES DEBUT; READY SOON FOR TEST FLIGHT
The world's largest commercial land plane, the DC-4, is shown as it was hauled out of the Douglas Aircraft Corp.
hanger In Santa Monica, Calif., where it was built, to prepare it for Its first test flight soon The $1,700,000 four-
motored craft, 98 feet long and with a wingspread of 138 feet, will carry 42 passengers and a crew of five. Size of the ship
is emphasized by th* two DC-3's, present Douglas airline standard, and other smaller ships in the background.
HOPE ABANDONED FOR CHILD-
Agents Quiz Cash Kidnap Suspect
Debate Flares On Earmarking Specific Funds
Senator Connelly Gains Farmers Clearer Status
WASHINGTON, June I.—UP*— The senate spilt into diametrically opposed factions today after President Roosevelt urgently requested legislators to pass the $3,247,000,000 spending-lending bill without attaching strings which would prevent "the selection of those projects which can be got under way most speedily.”
Administration supporters said the president’s letter a ase.ling the •‘unemployment situation has grown worse,’’ was an argument against
are making optimistic preparation [ of schools at Kerrville and son of
McMurry's founder and first presi-cent, Dr. James Wlnford Hunt.
Last night approximately 3,000 visitors, parents and students gathered on the east terrace of the college campus to view the annual presentation of tire fine arts department. "The Bartered Bride,” an
for their summer terms.
Hardin-Simmons university will be the first to start vacation period work, with registration slated today Classes will begin meeting Friday.
COLLINS ll DIRECTOR
i Registration at Abilene Chris-j Man college is scheduled June 7. j Yegterday many prospective col-Uith r.awies starting the folio ing # freshmen visited the campus
I nV't i!Lfl Jo i In the first annual high school sen-
1 flrst term June 10' ' mrs dav and in the afternoon a
A' Hardin-Simmons, 112 courses, taby sbow of children of alumni are being offered in 17 departments was‘ beid
during the two six-weeks term. The J Reunions 0f several classes were
Paper, Stick Clues Studied
Serial Numbers Of Ransom Notes Are Made Public
AFTER TAKING CUT, SWEEPS BRING RICHES
DUBLIN, June I.—(UPL The
Irish hospitals sweepstakes on to-riay's English derby showered $* -178,772 on American and Canadian holders of tickets.
SWITCHBOARD PLUGGERS END BRIEF STRIKE IN OLD MEXICO
Nationwide Walkout*, Surv orbing Bus Drivers, Quiets Half Nation's Phones
MEXICO CITY, June I,—(AP)—A nation-wide telephone workers strike
tonight silenced almost half of the nation's phones for four hours It
THE DAY IN WASHINGTON By the Associated Press
President Roosevelt asked congress to pass the $3,247,000,-000 spending-lending bill without restrictions on administration of the fund.
Secretary Hull, in a strongly worded note, told Japan that she was violating American rights in China by refusing to return American properties In former war zones to their owners
Chairman Pittman (D-Nev) of the senate foreign relations committee predicted that "real objection” to the proposed St. Lawrence waterway treaty would come from Canada.
The house approved a bill intended to modernize and expand a food anil drug law enacted 32 years ago.
J. Monroe Johnson, assistant secretary of commerce, said President Roosevelt has asked an interdepartmental committee to report on emnloyraent of American fliers and living equipment by belligerent countries.
first term will end July 12, while the second will run from July 12 to August 20 Dr. R. A Collins, dean of students and head of the education ; department, will be director of the 1 summe: session. He will be assisted bv 25 regular and guest faculty members.
I Extra-curricular activities will include tennis and other sports, and ing yesterday afternoon, daily swimming for all students in members reported the school pool.
PLAN CARLSBAD TRIP Dr. G. C. Morlan will direct the
held yesterday afternoon and last night.
HSU Board Studies Routine Matters
Onlv routine matters occupied the attention of Hardin-Simmons trustees at their annual June meet-
PRINCETON, Fla , June I—i*)—,
A sheet of brown paper, sandwich ! of the amount subscribed. The rewrappings and a stained stick were . , exDenses and for
studied tonight for a lead in the mender wcnt Ior expenses ana ioi
kidnaping of tow-headed Jimmy Kish hospitals.
. Cash as federal officers questioned The breakdown on American win-an unemployed carpenter t mgs;
Meanwhile, with hope tor return gix holders of tickets on the win-of the boy alive virtually abandon- _ . _ , ,
cd. authorities broadcast serialising horse. Bois Roussel, at $150,-
numbers of the 1,500-odd banknotes LOO each- $900,000. in the $10,000 ransom the five-year- Eleven holders of tickets on the old child’s father vainly delivered at a rural vendezvous yesterday.
BLOOD ON STK K?
movement to *'ear-mark” huge
The prices were onlv 60 per cent endefl when labor department officials convinced the strikers their walk- J slices of the funds for specific pro-
out was "unpatriotic
The strike terminated at 8 o'clock tonight.
Officials told union leaders, who called the sympathy walkout of 1.600
Ericsson telephone company em-
second horse Scottish Union, a*
Rains Plague Grain Areas
Moisture Affects Southwest Wheat, Corn In Midwest
Sheriffs deputies reported they Eight holders of tickets on the The session was thinly attended. I had found the shoebox in which the third horse, Pasch, at $50,000 each-
out-of-town directors having un- ransom wa* paid at the intersection HOO.OOO.
derstood that no questions of major of two roads where Cash dropped .. . . ~ wt,
ACC summer session, which offers! importance would be considered.. it f™m his CarjJ.al ^o^blinking ham Schoenbeck, 69-year-old farm-
a faculty of 29 members in college Several members living elsewhere, pre-arranged signal of blinking ^ «h-*I
and six in demonstration school.
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th. *rI sd! in the English derby had won *odav in nlaeue farmers, a1-1 „ , ^ „
the area. nsn non again ipqay to Mexican workers—CMT—for
The brown paper discovered today ' ‘ ready concerned about their crop cjusjve labor contracts
by one of 26 posses grimly combing! "Goodness sakes, lit cried, drop
Jects. They said the administration wanted a free hand to select
DENY POLITICS INVOLVED
ployed 'he strike was illegal since senate conservatives quickly antlia failed to give IO days’ notice n0unccd they interpreted the let-•f their plans. ter as an endorsement of earmark-
In addition they cited President lng Xhey Said they had a list of Lazaro Cardenas appeal to labor, projects which could be started issued shortly after expropriation of I quickly
foreign-owned oil properties March j Behind this conflict was a strug-18. not to add to the government's gje with major political aspects, worries by strikes. j During senate debate the last few
Officials of the telephone work- days critiwi of the administration prs' union called out its members charged political use of relief rn support of striking bas drivers in fundg senator Wheeler <D-Mont) San Angel, a suburb of Mexico relief money apparently was
Approximately IOO courses of study are being offered.
First ACC term will end July 19, with the second closing August 26. Featured in the curriculum will be courses in elementary education and visual education. New equipment has been bought for audio-visual demonstrations.
Both groups are affiliated with the powerful General Confederation of Workers—COT.
The bus drivers are contending with the rival confederation of
the palmetto thickets and citrul ping his hoe
because of too much moisture at
Schoenbeck walked the wrong time.
to be employed to defeat senators "because some one doesn’t like the color of their hair.”
Proponents of earmarking said these charges showed that congress should keep strict control over appropriations. if Administration men, denying Mexico wa* not entirely without poiiticai motives, agreed that to tie
two months ago, died in a sani-
Guest leachers in education will i tarium tonight of injuries suffered
include Betty Mercey of the Fort| in an automobile accident near hen
J Worth public schools, and Lena B. Saturday night.
I Meeker of the Temple schools. - ——
Recreational activities will include a trip to Carlsbad caverns near the I IP lA/P^thPT
LUBBOCK, June I. W. H. groves of this thinly populated area t0 his farmhouse. ! ani going to
(Bill) Mitchell 31, resident of Dal- near the tip of the Florida penin- celebrate by not doing ani more
las until moving to Lubbock about: Sula was like that on which the ^*ing today, he said.
ransom notes were written.
It bore writing but the context was hot disclosed. Stains on the stick looked like blood.
The man questioned w'as M F
NEVADA. Mo„ June I.—(UP)—C. E McAuliffe, an engine foreman for the Missouri Pacific, had a ticket en Bois Rousel in the Irish sweep-
Cotton Stages Rally
NEW YORK. June I.—(A*)—The cotton market snapped out of a
long decline today with a late rise ct arqfUnd 51 a bale on tin- New Yor kcotton exchange, Traders attributed the rally to short covering and cessation of a selling movement which had knocked prices down about $3 a bale last week.
Farmers, whose fields have been systems
too wet to work, worried about get- ..-
ting corn planted while those with -
seed in the ground worried that it might not germinate or that the corn might wash out.
In the Southwest wheat country growers were apprehensive that rerains would be followed bv
phone service since there are two
Stolen Hat Sends Indian On Warpath
GENEVA. June I. —i/pv—China protested to the League of Nations today asking "urgent and effective measures” to make Japan “cease the wholesale slaughter of human being;" in aerial bombardments such as the recent attacks on Canton.
Se*. COLLEGES, Pg. 3, Col. 6.
Texans Seek Lab,
Air Mail Routing
WASHINGTON, June I—(JPS— Texans seeking the proposed federal research laboratory today submitted to Secretary Wallace of the Department of Agriculture an outline of advantages to be gained by its location In that state.
Representative Kleberg (D-Tex>. Burris C. Jackson of Hillsboro, president of tire Texas Cotton association, and Elmore T. Torn, Longview, headed the delegation.
Other groups discussed a proposed air mail route from San Antonio to Amarillo via San Angelo and Lubbock, and flood control and reclamation programs for the upper Colorado river in West Texas.
Braxton, who was arrested near the j stakes today, but he didn t bother
C«h home rn th, midst cl the; « in on me derby nmtUiig j «e.thee. cooduelv. to
forming posses. Braxtons wife a fcpaom downs. I spread of the already prevalent
_ said tonight ne had been at Cash' He was crawling ah'Ut an engine . it ^ em and orange leaf rust
I,.nit,: <„nrraji> f»ir filing station Saturday night but j boiler when a reporter telephoned disease( which might appreciably
I returned home and went to bed j him and told him his horse had won, clR yield of an anticipated
I ringing him a $150,000 prize bumper wheat crop.
POSSES QI'IT FOK NIGHT "That's my horse yelled Mc- while the persistent rains have
Unc infirmed reports said a re'.a- A alif ie Then he whistle! re.' tilted in delayed .seeding in the
five of Braxton, a truck driver and: **j didn t bother to listen in on corn belt, farmers are thankful in
a soft drink stand operator also'the race," he explained. "You see, a way for the rain since entomolo-
were held said that a fisherman j got a j0b here in the roundhouse was sought at Capo Sable, the j an(j j djdn*| have time to get away, southern tip of Florida. Fedora: Anyway, I knew I would get about agents declined to comment f.’OOO, so I wasn’t worrying about
One of the posses caused a mo- (he big money.” mentary flurry by bringing In tv o:
youth# handcuffed together when SEATTLE, June I.-—AV-The win-they sullenly refused to answer here of $15o,ooo on an Irish
Sskrite’d7he,> mnu.rniti lo cornet- thuS'w aSS"
Uon with a atm and ordered their ^ j alem rust. ha. been found in OM.-
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NKW MEXICO: Partly rlnud, today and Friday; u armer rtlrenie norih-aat por-I lion today.
OKLAHOMA: lair warmer In ural
portion today; Friday partly cloudy, i I warntrr In rant portion.
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gists state served to slow up hatching of grasshoppers in some
Reports from Texas said that seme wheat fields were heavily infested with black stem rust as a lit ct abundant rainfall, humidity and cloudiness.
Orange leaf rust, which is not regarded as destructive as black
of Mitsui Sc Co., Ltd , a Japanese
All posses were called in after,
sundown Sheriff Coleman said it sporting and exporting concern,
He asked for and was granted a
See KIDNAP, Pg. 3, Col. 7. v eek's holiday.
JAPS GO ON IRON RATIONS TO PAY MOUNTING COSTS OF WAR WITH CHINA
homa, Kansas and Missouri.
Moisture in Kansas wa# described as plentiful to excessive for wheat.
Bankers1 President Hits Central Relief
GRAND CANYON, June I— bri—Big Jim Gwetva, aged subchief of the Supai Indians, Is on the warpath because someone stole the dilapidated silk top hat given him 25 years ago by President Theodore Roosevelt.
When President Roosevelt visited the canyon. Big Jim, actmg as a one-man welcoming committee, came from the gorge's floor, where his tribe lives, to greet the “great white father." The president was intrigued with Big Jim, and the Indian was impressed with Roosevelt’s hat and swallow tailed coat.
Before departing, the president presented the hat and coat to Big Jim. They became his prize possessions, always to be worn on important occasions. In preparation for a visit to the south rim village, Big Jim transferred the hat and coat to his shack near here. The hat was stolen.
the hands of the president would be to prevent the mobilization of relief dollars quickly in the areas where they were most needed. VOTE APPROPRIATION HIKE
The senate worked at a slow pace through most of the day, nowever, voting 58 to 18 to increase the $250,000 house-approved appropriation for the national resources committee to $750,000.
An amendment was adopted requiring the WPA to pay wages equal to the minimum set in any
See RELIEF ROW, Pg. 3, Col. 7-
Mexican Officers Say Revolt Ended
MEXICO CITY, June I.—(AV-Army officers returning to the capital today from the state of San Luis Potosi said the situation there was completely peaceful.
"It is Just a job of hunting down a few fugitives,” one of them said of the government’s operations against remnants of toe rebel force of Saturnine Cedtllo, agrarian leader who was "strong man” of the state.
Twelve army planes which had been rushed to San Luis Potosi at outbreak of the revolt May 21 left for Mexico City today.
By KELMAN MORIN
TOKYO—Correspondence of the Associated Press)—Japan is rationing herself with terrfble sternness to pay for the war with Chiba.
Presumably the poorest of the world’s "have-nots.” toe nation has been blowing an estimated f5.000.000 daily through her guns and rifles since the “incident" began July 7. 1937.
Experts place the total expenditures thus far in the neighborhood of $2,000,000,000.
Tim people are paying high taxes. They arg viking their savings to buy
government bonds. They are working longer hours, wearing synthetic clothing materials and foregoing pitifully few luxuries they normally enjoy.
A steady stream of sentimental inflation comes from the government to increase their natural willingness to do this.
The need for American dollars is a powerful factor in Japan's precarious financial structure,
In the United States, where she buys most of her necessities, her purchases on credit have been i greatly restricted. She is pacing
cash for most of the airplanes, munitions, oil, cotton and machinery she gets and to do this she must buy dollars with her yen.
At the same time she is meeting the interest on $316,000,000 obtained from American investors before the war began by bonds sold on the American market.
Adding a final touch to what appears to be a dark picture Japan’s exports have shrunk by some 20 per cent and commodity prices have risen.
Economically, Japan is a shipwrecked sailor in an open boat—
SALT LAKE CITY, June I.—(tf*) —A sound fiscal policy in govern- | ment "can never be achieved until 1 a major part of the relief load is \
but with a fair-sized cask of water ed down to toe last sen. It passes turned back to local communities,
The nation catches a little rain- around in a small circle, from gov- tho“ president of the American
water in the form of gold proclue- j eminent to industry (particularly Bunker’s association declared lotion and some export revenue But j munitions* to laborer and back niCht
mainly it Is living off its stores j again to government in the form ft speech prepared for delivery ; and will not sight land until the I of personal and corporation taxes before the final session of the !
China war ends
Japan grew fat while others grew lean in the years from 1931 to 1934. which brought depression to the rest of the world. With cheap labor and cheap goods she flooded world markets. The reserves accumulated in those days are financing her way today.
Inside Japan, money I# controil-
and national bopd issues. Mountain Stages . Accounting con- j westbound American Airlines trans-
The whole problem is to keep forrnce, Orval W, Adams. Salt . m„nu,nai alrnnrt
money from leaving the country. Lake City, said: ^ port landed at the municipal airpo t
except for absolute nece; Hies that "it is unthinkable that the re- 5:29 o’clock yesterday afternoon Japan lacks mn program should continue to be in its first regularly scheduled stop
Export control likow se applies to administered out of Washington, j *01 mal1 and passengers,
money Foreign firms hale large Providing for the worthy needy is Ten passengers were aboard the
sums "frozen" in Japanese banks a legitimate function of local and plane en route to Los Angeles and
RIGHT ON DOT—
Westbound American Airlines Transport Lands, Picks Up Mail On New Schedule
On schedule to the minute, a there for distribution and seven
—money earned rn Japan but whose strife government, and should never remission to home offices is forbid- have been centralized at political den. i Washington.’’
points connecting. More than 238 pounds of mail were being flown west, seven pounds were put off
pounds were taken aboard the ship.
"Dutch" Schlegel, American Airlines agent predicted that in a few weeks the number of passengers and pounds of mail to be discharged and j ut aboard the westbound plane would greatly increase.
The new scheduled stop makes contact with the eastbound flight due at 5 39 o’clock in the afternoon, providing two-way daily air service.