Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Six children have been involved in major kidnaping cases since the kldnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby in 1932. The record:
MARGARET MCMATH, IO, was
kidnaped near her Harwichport, Mass., school on May 2, 1933, held in a house, returned three days later after a $60,000 ransom had been paid. The kidnaper got 24 years.
GEORGE WEYERHAEUSER, 9.
was seized as he was walking home from school in Tacoma. W'ash.. May 24 1935 Kept in a closet in a hideaway house, he was returned June I after payment of $200,000. Three were jailed.
CHARLES >1 \ITSON, IO. kidnaped from the living room of his Tacoma, Wash . home December 27, 1936, was found lying in the snow, beaten to death, January ll. Father had been ready to pay $28,000. Case unsolved.
PETER I). LEVINE, 12, disappeared from a street near his* New Rochelle home on February 24. this year. Father could not contact kidnaper to pay ransom. His body, the head missing, floated ashore near his home May 29.
JUNE ROBLES. 6, kidnaped April 25. 1934. while on her way homq from school in Tucson, Arle. was found 19 days later in a coffin-like box in the desert. No ransom was paid. Case unsolved.
Wildcat Opens New Oil Pool Near Hamby
Strike Swabs 65 Barrels In Four Hour Test
Opening of a new oil pool near the community of Hamby, ten miles northeast of Abilene on the Jones-Shackelford county line, was assured Sunday when L. R. Terry of Cisco and associates' No. I J. O. Bartlett swabbed 65 barrels of oil in four and a half hours through eight-inch casing on its first predation test.
The wildcat, now assured of commercial production,, was scheduled for tubing either late today or tomorrow and will take a railroad commission potential gauge immediately.
Only 150 feet west of the Shackelford county line, it is near the corners of Jones, Taylor and Callahan counties but in Jones. SATURATION IN PURE SAND
Saturation, encounted last week, j was in pure sand of either the Tannehill or Bluff Creek section i Only two and a half feet of the pay j zone was drilled, operators having shut the well in until arrival of ' storage.
Steel line measurement corrected depth to 1,592 1-2 feet, with eight-inch casing set to 1.590 feet. Only IOO barrels of storage had been set up at the lease, and further testing was delayed until more space had been arranged and the running of tubing for an official gauge.
The discovery is located 150 feet from the south and east lines of section 59-14-TAP survey, in the center of a block originally totaling about 1.000 acres.
Offset acreage was sold in spreads to Arin Petroleum company of Dallas and Wrightsman Oil company of Fort Worth. T. M Smart of Lueders is associated with Terry in the drilling of the well.
HORIZON IS SHALLOWER
It is approximately two miles north of a Callahan county strike, the Philley well, which tested as a small producer last year and was later drilled into water and abandoned after deepening further.
Small production on the Taylor-Callahan county line and near the
AFTER 10-MINUTE FLIGHT OVER TERRITORY--
French Turn Back Invading Air Fleet
U. S. AMBASSADOR SILENT AFTER INTERVIEW WITH STALIN
MOSCOW, June 6—(TP;—United States ambassador Joseph E. Davis kept diplomatic silence today after his two-hour talk on world affairs with Joseph Stalin.
Stalin, secretary general of the communist party but with no official title in Soviet Russia's government, disclosed the interview in a rare communique. But he, too, was careful to avoid making public any details.
Davies, who is to leave Friday to take his new- post as ambassador to Belgium, said later:
"I am very glad to have had the opportunity of meeting him .... We had a most interesting talk covering the broad field of general world affairs."
Davies was the only foreigner known to have talked with the communist leader in more than a year.
Davies, called first on Michael Kalinlng, head of the All-
Russia central executive committee, and then on Vyaschelaff Molotoff, president of People's commissars.
It was ascertained that the American found Molotoff at his desk in a long office simply but handsomely furnished.
Shortly after they started talking, Stalin came in through the door where Davies had entered, taking the ambassador by surprise.
As Stalin walked forward,
Davies rose and went with outstretched hand to meet him. They shook hands without introduction. It was the only time Davies had met Stalin in his year and a half in Moscow'.
Stalin was wearing his customary light tan uniform and black boots. Davies was in a black business suit.
They sat at a long table in Molotoff’s office — apparently th* table used at soviet cabinet meetings.
WITH RAIDS' TOLL SET AT
Japs Bomb Hospital In Canton
French Troops Sent To Scene
2 Sino Patients Are Killed And Surgeon Hurt
CANTON. China, June 6.—(JP)— Japanese warplanes rained bombs on this terrorized city in two punishing raids today and Chinese officials estimated the toll of dead or wounded at 1,500.
Over IOO bombs were dropped in two raids, at 8 30 and 10:30 a. rn., and according to official estimates at least 1,000 buildings were destroyed.
One bomb scored a direct hit on the French-owned Doumer hospital, killing two Chinese patients and wounding a French surgeon and many Chinese. One side of the building was blown out, (The French ambassador at Tokyo protested the Taylor-Jones county line had been bombing>.
EGG BARRAGE DRIVES THOMAS FROM NEWARK STAND
Warning Shots Fired By Guns
Spanish Loyalists Describe Planes In
Second Invasion As Rebel Bombers
PERPIGNAN, France, June 6.—(AP)—French territory was invaded again today by bombing planes from Spain, but prompt warning shots from French anti-aircraft batteries sent them back across the frontier after a 10-minute flight over France.
French officials referred to the nine unmarked gray planes making today’s incursion only as “of unknown nationality,” but Spanish government forces on the other side of the border seemed sure they were insurgent craft.
Spanish government anti-aircraft batteries at Puigcerda fired IOO shots at the planes — -----
M.E. Assembly Opens Af 6:30
350 Expected To Attend Session At McMurry
Leading Methodist youths of the Northwest Texas conference will gather around banquet tables on the lawn of McMurry college’s Presi-
thTnlMM dMlt hal1 thl5 evenin& to Officially th» annual young people’s It will begin at 6:30
developed by Dunn ck Me. .Mate. I and the Flagstaff Oil company, but the new well is from a shallower
Terry said Sunday that he had originally scheduled the test for drilling to 3.200 feet lf necessary.
The new raids lifted to 6,000 authoritative estimates of dead and wounded since May 28, when Japan
began a crushing series of raids on this south China metropolis, through which a large part of China s war
and that a deep hole will likely be supplies from abroad enter. It was
drilled in that area. He said a north offset will be started upon completion of the No. I Bartlett.
School Again For 85 Boys And Girls
June didn't bring vacation for 85 Abilene youngsters—they started to' school again today.
For the summer term of Abilene high school, 65 boys and girls signed up for study this morning under
the tenth successive day Canton or Its environs hau been bombed. Heavy toll was taken today by bombs which plunged into the houseboat community on the Pearl river bridge.
French authorities rushed French colonial infantry from their concession on Shameen island to Doumer hospital, around which barricades were erected.
Corpses were strewn over the wide macadam road in front of the hospital as buildings nearby were hit. Forty-five oodles were laid in the
the direction of Supt. L. E. Dudley, i street outside a Red Cross unit next
who will be joined on the teaching staff by C. B Ford, Mabel Reeves and Mary Eaggett.
At Central school, where the elementary classes are slated, there were 20 students registered. W. D. Gulledge, Central principal, and Zelma Key are the teachers.
There are about 15 more students in high school and five more
door to the hospital.
Others were placed outside the nearby Y. M C. A. building where Edward H. Lockwood of Indiana, secretary, narrowly escaped injury.
Other bombs fell among the tightly-packed sampans in the river, creating terrible havoc.
British Consul A. P Blunt tele-
. .. , j phoned a protest to the Japanese
d the grades than last t consul eenerai in Hongkong against
Constance Bennett Given Instructed
Verdict In Suit
HOLLYWOOD, June 6—(UP> —The suit against Constance Bennett, the film actress, for $3,500 for a painting made of her by Willy Pogany, was thrown out of court today by Judge Jess Stephens, who instructed the pury to return a verdict for the actress.
Miss Bennett had refused to pay for the portrait because she claimed Pogany had painted her thighs too thick, her waist too fat, made her eyes pop-eyed and put curlicues on her mouth.
the raiders flying over the foreign I quarter on Shameen island.
No bombs were dropped in the foreign settlement, but the planes were said to have released numerous bombs over the settlement in order to hit nearby buildings.
Hague To Answer Critics By Parade
JERSEY CITY. N. J.. June 6-(UPt—Mayor Frank Hague will | answer those who charge him with restraining free speech by leading a parade of anti-communist demonstrators tonight in a festive dis- j play of this city's stand against “R:'d invaders."
Hague estimated there would be 80.000 in the parade.
The demonstration was termed by-Hague supporters as the “conclusive answer" to liberals who have attempted vainly in recent weeks to make public speeches here denouncing Hague as a dictator.
Norman Thomas is shown as
a veritable rain of rotten eggs drove him from a speakers’ stand in Military Park at Newark. N. J., Saturday, w-hen he
Drownings Set Pace In Deaths
tried to address a crowd of 500. A band of IOO men in overseas caps shouted down the speaker. Police disbanded the meeting. Thomas demanded an apology,
police protection for another meeting.
(Copyright by Ralph Morgan from Associated Pressi
Drownings, shootings, highway accidents, a plane wreck and poison combined during the week-end to came at least 12 deaths In Texas Although week-end travel was at record volume for the year, accidents on city streets and highways Mood at a phenomenal low when authorities checked up Monday.
Roy Terry, 9, drowned Sunday v.hile he swam with a playmate in a stock tank on the fa-m home of hi* parent* near Rowlett.
Dallas firemen still searched Monday for the body of John McKenzie, cf Waxahachie, who drowned Sat-urdav night in the Trinity river.
Three Houston persons, including an aged couple, were killed in high-ws\ and railroad accidents Sunday Thomas W. Carnell 75. and his v ife, 72, were injured fatally at
See DEATHS, Pg. », Col. 4
PROCESS SUGGESTED TO PSYCHIATRISTS—
Electrical Treatment Breaks Brain Of Bad Habits
Executions Increase As Spanish Rebels, Allies Near Break
GIBRALTAR. June 6—t •$>.—'Weekend executions and hurried burials it La Lines. Just north of Gibraltar, snd strict military vigilance 'hroughout southern insurgent Spain were reported today by travelers teaching Gabraltar.
There was unusual activity at La Lnra’s cemetery. Townspeople said * xecutions took place over the weekend but they were unable, or afraid to say, how- many went bc-1- re the firing squad The hurried burials were taken as confirmation of guarded stories of -ringent repressive measures follow--tng an outbreak of Spanish insurgent resentment against Italian and German officers in Generalissimo 11 anco’s service.
It was reported Saturday that thousands of leaflets inscribed. ‘Gown with fascism!" and “long live the republic!" had been scattered in La Linea and slogans in similar vein scrawled in charcoal or walls.
Several persons vs ere said to have keen arrested and condemned to be rhot in the courtyard of the military barracks.
Jury Impaneled In 104th Court
With the Impaneling and charging of the grand Jury, and calling cf two minor civil cases, Judge W.
' R Chapman officially opened a seven-weeks term of 104th district court in Taylor county this morning.
An estimated 150 cases are on the docket for the term Tile docket is to be called tomorrow morning.
Two minor cases were already set for today. They are Posey vs. Alexander and Southwestern Life Insurance company vs. Stephenson After fhe closing of this coirt term there vin be no more district court here until Sept. I, when the 42d court vin be reconvened.
The grand Jurors, with Otis Mille*- district attorney, started invest!- i Ration of 14 cases oqjnediate!} following the charge give:: them by Judge Chapman They were ex-. pccted to give their first report > Tuesday or Wednesday
Complaints to be investigated by j fhe grand jurors include three i charging child desertion, one wife I desertion, four driving drunk.
as they crossed back into Spain. Apparently there were no hits, but shells burst close to the squadron.
EVADE BATTERY Yesterday’s raid, in which bombs were dropped on French territory, also was made by nine unmarked gray planes.
Today’s invaders first appeared over the village of Puymorens, near the Andorran frontier.
They flew southeast more than six miles over French territory.
An anti-aircraft battery at the border town of Ur, standing with guns ready to fire following orders issued by Premier Edouard Dandier last night, sent a warning shot into the air as soon as appeared.
The battery prepared to follow the warning with charged shells aimed at the squadron, but the ; planes immediately wheeled south.
The bombers next were sighted east of Bourg-Madame, still over French territory. Batteries at Nahuja, a little village near the border, also fired a warning shot. The planes then turned and flew back across the frontier.
Daladier To Border With Military Chief
j PARIS, June A—<JP)—Premier Ed-t oifard Daladier today left by plane for the French-Spanish frontier, accompanied by General Jules Decamp. chief of his military staff, lm-r.ediately after he received word warplanes from Spain had crossed the frontier for the second successes day.
Daladier planned to discuss with commanders of anti-aircraft, aviation and army units in the Toulouse border region all means of protecting the district against further bombardments.
“The next bombing error Spanish planes make over French territory will bring them an unpleasant surprise,” one French official commented.
Squadrons of warplanes patrolled the frontiei under orders to shoot down any air raiders attempting ruch an attack on French soil as that mad* by nine bombers “of un- j brown nationality” yesterday. The planes roared over the Pyrenees from the direction of Spain and cropped bombs 15 miles inside the Fiench birder.
Witnesser told government investigators the planes flew for two hours along the main Trans-Pyren-eer railroad from Toulouse to Bares Iona and penetrated 50 miles into France before retracing their course and bombing in the vicinity of Orlu.
One powerful bomb wrecked elec-
* iric power lines from the plant at jCr’.u and another struck near the
railroad. Most of the explosives,
• however, fell in open fields and no | casualties were reported.
British Ship Fired In Alicante Raid
MADRID, June 8.— ■P—Insurgent warplanes left 21 persons dead. 50 wounded and another British ship ablaze in a fierce foray today over Alicante. 75 miles south of Valencia on the eastern Mediterranean coast.
The dead included nine women, one child two members of the crew of a British ship identified as the Winifred, and two Alicante Stevedores.
This and other raids along the coast followed a week in which more
See SPAIN, Fg. 9. Col. 5
open the annual young people’s assembly. “
Registration w-as progressing this morning faster than normal. Dean Marvin Boyd of Rule reported, with approximately IOO young people already on the grounds. At least 350 are expected to attend.
Presiding at the banquet will be the Rev. Aisle Carleton of Trent, assistant dean of the assembly. ! Giving the keynote address will be the Rev. J. Edmund Kirby, pastor at Ralls. Boyd, Carleton and Kirby are all McMurry alumni.
A fun program in the college auditorium will follow the banquet.
A faculty meeting at 7:30 o’clock will precede first assembly classes at 8 o’clock in the morning. Also scheduled before classes is the first morning watch service, at 7:15 , o’clock. The watch will be held each morning of the assembly, under the direction of Mattie Sue Howell | of Olton. Also a fixture on the daily program will be an evening vesper, of which Fred Day of Plainview will be In charge.
Eleven study courses will be offered during the assembly, which will end Friday. Young people will attend two classes daily. Conducting the classes will be the Rev. W. V. O’Kelley of Aiken the Rev. J. O.
See METHODISTS, Pg. 9, Col. S
Wichita Falls Man Slugged To Death
WICHITA FALLS, June 6.—(JF»— Ernest S. Holmes. 38. died in a hospital here this morning, victim of an attacker who slugged him with a hammer Sunday night, apparently while he was asleep in his small automobile repair shop. Tile left side of his skull was crushed.
W. W. Ballard, assistant district attorney, said a charge of murder would be filed against a man arrested a few minutes after officers making another investigation in the neighborhood were informed of the attack Holmes crawled through a window and was walking when police arrived.
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JAMES BAILEY CASH, Jr., 5,
was kidnaped while he was sleeping in his Princeton, Florida, home on May 28, this year. Three days later his father dropped $10,000 in a country road, as directed in a ransom note.
By HOWAR!) W. BLAKESLEE
Associated Press Selene Editor
SAN FRANCISCO. June 6 — P — The use of electricity to train a disordered brain'so that its impulses return to the mental pathways of sanity was suggested to the American Psychiatric association here today.
This new use for electrictity has shown its possibilities in experiments on 157 epileptic persons conducted by Wilder Penfield, of McGill university, and Edwin Boldrey of Montreal. They use virtually the same kind of extremely mild electric current which is given off by the brain itself.
The blain current is a series of electrical waves, representing po
tentials of a few millionths of a volt each. It flows from a normal brain at the rate of ten waves* a second. From the brains of epileptics “puse” is slower and more irregular. i
This abnormal bim in pulse in epileptics is most pronounced in one locality of the brain. This locality is easily found by placing small pick-up electrodes on the head and amplifying the brain cur-rent flowing Into them.
The McGill university phyisicians located the seat of the epileptic brain waves. Then they applied a small electric stimulating current to the aprt of the head nearest the epileptic center. This center varied i
with individuals. But it always lay in one of two sections of the brain. One was the area vhich governs movement; the other that controlling the senses.
The electricity applied to these areas caused mild a 'acks of epilepsy. They were net enough to cause unconsciousness. The patients were able to g.ve the doctors intelligent descriptions of their feelings.
In this way it was learned that, the brain disorders which cause epileptic attacks usually follow habitual pathways in gray matter Epilepsy is thus shewn to* be partly a matte- of the b’ain getting into bad habits in pissing messages to or from the ner*es.
Davisson Files For Lieutenant-Governor
AUSTIN. June 6- I’-Representative George A Davisson Jr., of Eastland countv. today paid the required HOO filing fee and announced as a candidate for lieutenant-governor in the democratic primaries.
Davisson. 30, is serving his second term in the house. He is the I
ABILENE and vicinity: tonight and Tuesday.
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obbery with firearms two forgery, I gf** ’ ,nd coo,er ,n
two assault I murder.
to murder, and one
author of liberal old age pension, amounted to $7,004,573,200
unemployment insurance and welfare legislation.
He said he would discuss his platform in his opening campaign address in Eastland June ll.
U. S. Outgo Passes I Billions Mark
WASHINGTON. June 6— (UP>-Government spending in the present fiscal year crossed the $7,000.-000,000 IB> mark on June 3, the treasury disclosed today. Expenditures since July I, 1937,
in portion Tuesday East Texas: rani) cloudy tonight and Tum lay.
Highest temperature yesterday .,..82 Lowest temperature this rn trmng 74 TEM PER ATl’R KS
pared with $6,885,520,010 last year.
The budget estimated that spending. exclusive of debt retirement, for the fiscal year would aggregate $7,408 642.600.
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Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 5.
1. Identity this politician charged with “protecting” New* York’s nufbers racket.
2. What country convicted Corneliu Codreanu, its national youth leader, of treason?
3. A. E gan told congressional Investigators his former colleagues on TVA’s board of directors took bribes. True or false?
4 The Walker Cup is a sports award in (a) tennis; (b) golf; (c) yachting?
5. How did the Mexican government try* to insure the loyalty of former followers of Gen. eral Cedillo?