Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Southern Senators Band In Wage-Hour Filibuster
Cows Like Cats: Curiosity Causes Deaths Of Three
BAIRD. June 6 — <Spl>— Curiosity killed a cow—with the aid of grasshopper poison it killed three cows today.
Joe Alexander, local dairyman. milked his cows this morning and turned them out of the lot to graze A neighbor drove up in a wagon and went into Alexander’s house to visit.
Curiosity got the best of three of the cows. They decided to Investigate the wagon. They found it full of succulent mash—mixed with grasshopper poison.
Three dead cows greeted the
two men’s eyes when they came out of the house They were valued at $100 each.
Tubing Slated On Hamby Well
Avoca's Southwest Outpost Cores In Lime Without Show
Tubing is scheduled today for the L R. Terry et a1 No I J. O Bartlett. extreme southeastern Jones county wildcat oil test which proved opener for a new oil pool last weekend.
The test was swabbed four times yesterday through eight-inch casing and put approximately 45 barrels of oil into 100-barrel storage tanks
During Sunday, the well swabbed 65 barrels of oil in four and a half hours, and was shut in. As soon as it is tubed, the pool discovery will be placed on railroad commission potential gauge.
It is producing from sand believed to be either the Tannehill or the Bluff Creek section. Location is only 1^0 feet west of the Shackelford county line, but in Jones county, at the comer of that and Taylor, Callahan and Shackelford counties. The well, about 12 miles northeast of Abilene near the Hamby community, is producing from a shallower horizon than any of the other smaller producers found northeast of here
Location is 150 feet out of the southeast corner of section 59-14-T*P survey.
In the Avoca field of northeastern Jon es county. Iron Mountain Oil company cored streaks of lime and shale past 3.344 feet Monday after a top of the Palo Pinto at 3.264 feet, but was showing no oil in its No. 2 C. J. Patterson, quarter mile southwest outpost in section 195-BBBA*C survey.
Three In Attorney Race At Deadline
Deadline for filing of candidates
tor district and state offices in tile July 23 democratic primary passed last night with three candidates on the ticket for 104th district attorney and one for 42d district attorney.
Asking the 104th district job are Otis Millet of An son, incumbent. Howard Davison of Rotan and J. C. Snipman of Abilene. J R. Black, for reelection, la the only candidate for 42d district Attorneyship.
Pecos Man Drowns As Boat Capsizes
PECOS, June 6——Game wardens and volunteers searched vainly with grapple hooks and drag lines today for the body of Albert Alexander of Pecos who drowned yesterday in Red Bluff lake, 40 miles north of here.
Mrs. Alexander and their 10-year-old daughter saw the man go down after his fishing boat capsized.
Stand Promises To Block Early Adjournment
Dissension Arises Over Compromise Offer By Thomas
WASHINGTON, June 6—<JPi— A tacit warning by a group of Southern senators that they would fili-I buster against a new wage-hour proposal tonight worried congressional leaden who had hoped to dispose of the complex question I quickly and adjourn by Saturday.
It appeared doubtful whether their hopes would materialize.
HOLP OWN C.MJCVS
Before the Southerners spoke, the wage-hour proposal, which was offered as a compromise, has appeared likely to break the deadlock be-! tween senate and house providing for a seven-year delay before imposing a flat 40-cent minimum wage the country over. The suggestion has attracted wide support.
Chairman Thomas (D-Utahi of the senate labor committee brought ! it out a* a composite of suggestions that had been made.
But the Southerners, realizing themselves outvoted in the conference committee, held a caucus of their own. They were inclined to favor those portions of the Thomas scheme which provided for a 25-cent wage the first year.' 27 1-2 cents the second and scales fixed ! upon the recommendation of industrial boards the next five years.
But objection was raised by certain of the Southerners to the provision for a country-wide scale of 40 cents after the seventh year. Quickly, they made it plain the price of such an arrangement would be a long delay in ending the session. The report of the conference committee must go to both senate and house toy debate and approval, RIGIDITY VS. ELASTICITY
"There will be full discussion In the senate,’' Senator El lender iD-La) remarked ominously.
Tile conference by Southern senators was attended by Senators El-lender iD-Lai and Pepper *D-Fla>, members of the conference committee, and Senators Andrews tD-Flau Bankhead (D-Ala), Connelly (D-Tex), Overton (D-La>, Byrnes (D-SC>, Smith iD-SCi, and Russell tD-Gai.
One of the important issues before the senate-house conferees is rigidity vs. elasticity, As passed by the senate, the wage-hour bill proposed a 40-cent minimum wage to be administered by a board empowered to grant exemptions, while the house measure called for rigid imposition of minima advancing from 25 cents an hour the first year to 40 cents after the third, i By flatly applying wage minima I the first two year. and then permitting exceptions to the next five years, Thomas sought to win support from supporters of rigidity and elasticity.
LONDON. June o—</p)— His
fortune gone and his health fragile, 82-year-old Dr. Sigmund Freud began a new life
in England today.
Left behind, psrhaps forever, was the scientist's beloved Vienna, now transformed by the
In England he will seek the quiet and peace he knew in Austria before Germany annexed the country March 13.
He was the first prominent Jew allowed to leave there since the creation of the Greater Germany.
"Everything we owned has been taken away, but we don’t feel ruined,*’ his daughter, Anna, said cheerily.
104th Docket To Be Called Today
Docket will be called this morn-. lug for the seven-weeks summer term of 104th district court in Abl-I lene.
The term was opened Monday when Judge W R, Chapman impanelled a grand jury and started j trial of a civil suit. District Attorney Otis Miller indicated that the grand jury probably will make a report Tuesday afternoon.
Testimony aas finished late Mon-j day in the suit of H. Posey against W W. Alexander for damages. The j case resulted from a truck wreck Another Jury case is docketed Tues-; day, a third Wednesday and a fourth Friday.
MEXICO CITY June 6.—UPI— Monsignor Rafael Guizar y Valencia, bishop of Veracruz and one of Mexico’s most widely-known churchmen. died today at the age of 60.
Foul Scores Run
PUEBLO, Colo. June 6 - of* —To the spectators at a ball game at St. Mary's athletic field, it was jus! another foul ball—but it was scored as one run at central fire headquarters today. The foul ball struck a fire alarm box. and the Jar set off the alarm. The fire department made tile home run.
SEASON S TOTAL 3—
Girl, I, And Boy, 14, Being Treated At Baird Hospital For Rattlesnake Bites
BAIRD. June 6—Two Callahan county youngsters were in Gri-*^ hospital here tonight suffering from rattlesnake bites.
Melba Jean Tyson, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Tyson of Baird, was in more serious condition, but attendants reported she would recover. She was bitten late yesterday by a huge rattlesnake as she was walking in the rear of the family home She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Will Rylie. district clerk Clovis McDonald. 14, son of Mr. | and Mrs. Jerry McDonald of the j
Bayou communfty, was brought to the hospital late this afternoon after having been bitten on the lower part of a leg by a large snake. He was bitten while helping shock grain in his father's field.
Clovis was rushed 17 miles to Baird by Robert Estes, who was passing by. First aid was administered in the form of coal oil treatment.
The youngsters were the second and third victims of rattlesnakes this season. Residents claim rattlesnakes are more populous in the county this season than in years. ' I
Church Youth Holds Banquet
Event Prelude To Annual Gathering; Ralls Man Speaks
Approximately 300 young people primed their appetite* at a banquet on the McMurry college campus last night in preparation for the annual assembly of Northwest Texas Methodist youth.
Served outdoor.- on the lawn at President hall, the banquet wa* made even more pleasant by a refreshing bleeze. Guests were greeted to the assembly in the name of McMurry college by its president, Dr. T. w Brabham. Dean Marvin Boyd of Rule responded.
Toastmaster Aisle Carleton. Trent Methodist pastor, introduced the Rev. J. Edmund Kirby of Ralls, who delivered the keynote address. Taking the assembly theme, "Be Ye Steadfast,’’ as his topic, he counseled his listeners that “God has a plan for each one of you. To fulfill it. we must be steadfast. And In order to be steadfast, we must have faith in God." he declared.
“To be steadfast.” Rev. Kirby continued, “we must surrender ourselves to God's leadership and pur- J pose, or how else can God have his will?” |
Bringing his address to a forceful close, Rev. Kirby asserted that; our political, social and economic; problems would reach a solution “when men become what God wants them to be.” t i.ASSES TO BEGIN
Class sessions will get underway at 8 o’clock today, in eleven courses. Conducting the classes will be the Rev. W. V. O'Kelley of Aiken, the, Rev. J O. Haymes, presiding elder! of the Amarillo district; the Rev. P. j E. Yarbrough, Dumas; the Rev. E. L. Yeats, Crowell; Mrs. Jim Farwell. Amarillo; the .Rev. X. A. Irvine. Margaret; the Rev. Uel D Crosby, I Roscoe; W. E, Hamilton, Lubbock, and the Rev. T. S. Barcus, Clarendon presiding elder.
A morning watch will tx' held daily at 7:15 a m , and evening vespers at 7:45 pm. In charge of the former is Mattie Sue Howell of OI- ■ ton, while Fled Day of Plainview will direct tile vespers.
Interest groups and folk games will occupy the afternoons,
A special union and missionary program is slated tonight at the auditorium. with platform addresses set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Tile platform speaker will be the Rev. Finis A. Crutch-1 field, Vernon.
The assembly will close Friday night with presentation of work certificates.
FIRST PASTORS* CLINIC
A pastors' clinic will be held in connection with the assembly for the first time this year Sessions will be held at the First Methodist church each morning from IO o'clock until noon, beginning today and continuing through Friday. On today’s program will be the Rev. S. H Young, presiding elder of the Sweetwater district; the Rev. R O. Browder, of Caps, and the Rev. W.
C House. Big Spring.
The clinic will be held in a banquet at the McMurry college auditorium Friday night honoring Bishop Ivan Lee Holt.
Daladier Tours Border After Planes Invade
Anti-Aircraft Guns Speed War Planes Back Over Spain
PERPIGNAN, France, June 6 — (AP — Edouard Daladier, France’* ' strong man” premier, today toured 'lie frontier in an effort to put French anti-aircraft defenses on a war footing Aroused by three aerial incursions from Spain within 12 days, the pre-
ALIC4NTE, Spain June 8.— (AP)—Insurgent air raiders swept down the Mediterranean coast today leaving at least 84 dead and 300 injured in a bomb-pocked trail from Castellon de la Plana to Alicante.
Result of the swift aerial at-larks was: Alicante—30 dead,
many injured. Segorbe—12 dead.
30 injured. Small coastal villages—25 dead, approximately IOO injured.
rrJer, who also holds the portfolio* of war and national defense, flew Lorn Paris.
Slurs FLEE UNSCATHED
Arriving st Toulouse he left by automobile for the mountainous borderland four and a half hours after I a squadron of planes from Spain circled over France’s Cerdagne valley in the Central Pyrenees.
Warning shot* from Franch antiaircraft batteries caused the nine planes to wheel about, j As they crossed the border, Spanish government anti-aircraft batteries at Puigcerda fired more than IOO shots at them, without scoring a hit but indicating government ti oops believed them enemy craft.
France's anti-aircraft defenses al-; leady had been tightened to prevent I repetition of a 50-mile Invasion yesterday by nine planes of “unknown nationality" which dropped bombs nrar Aix-Les-Thermes. IS miles within the border.
The Sunday bombardment marked Hie deepest inroad by alien fighting planes since the Spanish civil war started July 18. 1936. There vere no casualties yesterday and no bombs were dropped today.
Insurgents Deny Their Ships In Ail
BUR008. Spain, June /*>) — Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco'* general staff Issued a statement tooday that no insurgent planes had been in the air near the French frontier.
Rebels Surround Loyalist Center
H ENDA YE. France (At the Spanish Frontier) June 6—Spanish insurgents reported tonight their forces had encircled Albocacer, center of government resistance blocking the southward drive toward Castellon de la Plana and Valencia Dispatches from the front said capture of the town was “only a matter of time.”
WITH GILLETTE IN LEAD—
Wearin Trailing In Iowa
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This picture, made some time ago, of Otha Wearin (left) and James Roosevelt, son of the president, at a political rally at Harpers Ferry, Va., became hot campaign material in Iowa, after Wearin, seeking the democratic senatorial nomination
against the Incumbent, Guy Gillette, had apparently won White House approval of his campaign in a reference by James Roosevelt to “My friend Otha Wearin.” The picture was being used widely by Wearin supporter
OATS-FILLEO BARN COLLAPSES, TAKES TWO CHILDREN'S LIVES
Three Others Hurt When Structure Caves As Effort Made To Plug Hole
FORT WORTH, June 6-^AV-Two children were killed and three persons Injured tonight when the roof of a barn filled with 1,500 bushels j of oats collapsed on the B. F. Warren farm, IO miles west of Fort Worth. The dead;
David Lee Clifton. 4. son of Ike Clifton, a neighbor farmer.
Betty Jo Kennedy, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mra. Ranson Kennedy, neighbors.
Gagsters'!! Like This WPA Yarn
PHOENIX, Ariz, June 8—AA— Police wfere asked today by a worried citizen to investigate a suspicious character who had been sitting on the curb all morning.
A radio car rushed to the scene.
On their return the squad made this written report; Man is O. K. working for WPA."
Joan Skelly Weds
TULSA. Okla., June 8— >/P)—Joan Skelly, daughter of W. G. Skelly, president of the Skelly Oil company. and Mrs. Skelly, was married to Harold Cutllff Stuart, son of Mr and Mrs. Royal C Stuart of Oklahoma City, late this afternoon in home of the bride’s parents.
Radio lowers And Building Approved
Equipment To Be Installed Soon
Official approval of the facility building anc five towers of the radio beam station north of the municipal airport was given Saturday by Robert Alpher, construction engineer of the federal bureau of aerial commerce
Completed recently the balding is of pressed brick and glass brick and will house instruments and generator for radio beam broadcasting. Four of the 130-foot steel towers will be used in broadcasting the beam and the other for regular rerial conversation.
Joe Sebacher and company of Kansas contracted the building for f. 1.720.
Within a few’ days an engineer from the Westinghouse Electric Co. will take charge and install the radio enuipment. William Gottlieb, department of commerce representative in Abilene, said last night
The installation will require about s;x weeks, Fe said. About three weeks or testing will follow before the station is officially on the air.
Upon completion of the station. Gottlieb will have charge of operation from the airport.
The injured were Mrs. Charles Head. 32, daughter of the Warrens. I who sustained a severe head injury.
Ike Clifton, 23, father of the dead toy, whose head also was injured.
Max- Fay* Dillon, U. granduaugh-tei of the Warrens.
Willie Palmer, a farm hand who worked for the Warren family, said the oats had been spilling from the I oof and that he had gone to the barn with a sack to plug the hole. Tile children and others accompanied him. he said, and stood below,
They were to call to him when the leak was stopped.
“AU of a sudden,” said Palmer, "the whole roof gave way with me end down I went.”
Palmer fought himself clear of the huge pile of grain and Umber and began shouting for help.
Alarmed neighbors (ame to the rescue and with shovels began attacking the huge pile of grain.
Their quick work probably saved the Dillon child from death by smothering.
Another lad. Johnny Warren Jr., ). escaped the debris.
North Park School Asks WPA Building
Proposal for a Works Progress administration project for construction of a new North Park school building has been cleared through the Abilene area office, B C. Rogers, engineer, said Monday.
The district recently voted $9,000 in bonds to finance its share of the cost*.
Proposed is construction of a nine-room brick building with com-
Wheat Meeting Date Thursday
A meeting of wheat growers for discussion of the wheat insurance program will be held Thursday afternoon st 2:30 o’clock in the county courtroom.
The meeting was previously announced through the Reporter-News for Tuesday. County Agent Knox Parr will explain the wheat insurance program, wnereoy crops for 1939 and ensuing pears may be insured of A 78 per cent normal yield.
Parr said that other matters regarding the wheat crop would also be discussed, Including possibilities of obtaining loans from the government.
“Loans are likely to come, sooner or later.” he said. “When they do, farmers will have to find their own places for storing their grain, which will mean using of elevators and warehouses.
Operators of these warehouses will not store grain that is green and in danger of heating," Parr added, in urging farmers not to cut wheat before it is fully ripened.
Of Pharmacy Dies
' Election Viewed
As Power Test For Outsiders
Green's Telegram Advises Laborer To Back Gillette
DES MOINES. Ii., June 6—(A*)— Rep. Otha D. Wearin, who claimed presidential support in hi* quest of the Iowa democratic senatorial nomination, trailed Sen. Guy M. Gillette by a three-to-two margin tonight ar returns mounted from the state’s 2.447 precincts.
Former Sen L. J. Dickinson, at-1 tempting a comeback after his defeat two years ago, was adding to his lead over Rep. Lloyd Thurston for the republican senatorial nomination.
MAJORITY FOR GILLETTE
Returns from 261 of the 2,447 precincts gave Gillette as many votes as all four of bbs opponents combined. The count was:
Gillette 7,114. j Meyers 1.283.
Gillette sought renomination for the senate on a platform of loyalty to President Roosevelt but said } he would retain the right to Judge I each New Deal proposal on its in-I dividual merits if he is reelected.
! He was one of the foes of the president’s court reform plan but supported the reorganization bill and other administration measures.
From the larger national standpoint the Iowa electorate ruled on the political effectiveness of James Roosevelt son and secretary of the president, Hopkins and Thomas Corcoran, New Deal strategist. GREEN TAKES PARf
Wearin, who campaigned on the claim that the national administration -*as upportlnf hts candidacy had the tacit support of James Roosevelt and the outright endorsement of Hopkins.
All the outside” participation, however, was not limited to assistance for Wearin. William Oreen, president of the American Federation of Labor, contributed a last-minute telegram advising the working man to support Gillette. Senator* Wheeler and Borah and other colleagues of Gillette in the upper house raised a furious storm in Washington after Hopkins announced he would have voted for Wearin “if I lived in Iowa.’*
Senatorial criticism of "playing politics with relief” caused observers to watch closely today for specific election trends attributable to the 33,500 WPA workers on the rolls in this state.
The Hopkins endorsement also had its repercussions in Iowa. Gov, Nelson G. Kraschel wired the WPA official his "resentment” at the latter'* "interference” In the Iowa race. Iowa Treasurer Leo J. Weg-man, however, a Wearin campaign aide, followed Kraschel’s statement with a telegram of commendation to Hopkins for his Wearin stand.
M. F. BRAXTON
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Cash Kidnaping Search Drags
Agents Release Only Two Men Held As Suspects
PRINCETON, Fla.. June 6—
The Cash family returned to business today and this hamlet slipped into routine ways amid fading hopes for an early solution of the Jimmy Cash kidnaping.
Federal agents released the only two men they were known to be holding while a handful of men continued a last-chance search of I islands south of here.
James Bailey Cash Sr reopened his filling station and lunchroom for til* Hast VMiZ since Ills five-year-old only child w*as abducted a week ago Saturday,
The men released were M, F. Braxton, unemployed Princeton carpenter, and his son, James, A Cape Sable commercial fisherman.
The men returned home shortly I after their wives made a tearful appeal for their release. They did not discuss the investigation.
The usual “no comment" met all inquiries as to whether any of the $10,000 in ransom bills had been I turned In.
J. Edgar Hoover. FBI director, was reported to have visited the spot where the ransom was paid before coming here.
Searchers w’ere sent to Buttonwood Key. an island south of here, j upon receipt of a report a navy plane had sighted a boat among the mangrove bushes.
____________ NEW YORK, June 8.—OP)—Long
bination audltorium-gvmnasium. ail I°*nd university's greatest phar-of which would be one-story high. m»cy student was buried today, four The old, two-story building would ^*5’* »fter he was graduated and, be demolished, and the hill on a month alter he predicted his own! which it Is standing would be level- death.
led off. •
Plans were drawn by Gasklll-Mc-Daniel, architects.
He was Charles Bertram Lucks. 21. A month ago he took a count of his blood under his microscope and J discovered he had acute neoplastic leukemia, a virtually Incurable con-aition.
Last Wednesday, at the college commencement exercises, he recelv-OAKLAND. Calif.. June 6— <UP> 'J bis bachelor if science degree A three-inch shrapnel shell, relic of and the H. B Smith memorial prize the World war. exploded in a back- vt $100 for the highest grades of yard bonfire Sunday and killed: am student in the history of the Noel L. Webb. 25. The explosion college.
blew down a shed and scattered On Friday Lucks suddenly col-
World Wor Shell Explodes, Kills One
shrapnel a block away.
lapsed in a coma. He died Saturday. &
SHU.TNK ami vicinity: Partly cloudy
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IN PSYCHIATRIC DISCUSSION—
SEXUAL UNBALANCE LAID TO CRANIAL GLAND
Bv HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor
SAN FRANCISCO. June 6—Discovery of the reason why many persons. estimated at three per cent of the total population, are too greatly attracted by the same sex. was reported to the American Psychiatric association here today It is due to the pituitary gland, at tht base of the brain, getting out of cider in regulating the amount of sex harniones produced. Normally tills gland causes production of a |7* eponderance of male hormones in a man and female hormones in women.
But both sexes always have a small percentage of these chemical regu-
• lators of the opposite sex. In case of the three per cent of the population. the pituitary gland gets the hnrmone mixture scrambled. It ; gives a man. for example, a prepon-i cl* ranee of feminine hormones.
Scientific evidence that this upset causes a person to be attracted by tlie same sex was reported by Clifford A. Wright of Los Angeles In some of the vases. Dr. Wright said, progress had been made to-v ard correcting the affliction by use of one of the hormones normally 1 produced by the pituitary gland.
Correcting this affliction, Dr. Wright said. is important in pre-j vtntion of sex cranes He pointed lout that although major sex crimes
cie not usually committed by the persons with this hormone trouble, it is one factor in the legal situation.
A change in rentercing criminals v as advocated by Flank M. Ogden. I ] dge of the superior court at Oak-j ’and, Calif
“I am satisfied." he said, “that me solution will not be found until we recognize the chemical as a human being until with the aid of medical science we examine him prior -to imposing sentence so his ! case may be correctly diagnosed, j md then prescribe a sentence that . is not merely punishment, but also ' intelligent treatment to check and possibly cure his type of anti-sooial , disease
Hague Warns 'Reds' To Sail For Russia
JERSEY CITY. N. J,. June 6— | (/Pi—Mayor Frank Hague looked
over a vast crush of humanity in a fores* of American flags in Journal square tonight and shouted above a din of cheering "the Reds had bet-ter get the first ship hack to Rus-sia ”
| The mayor marched at the head of paraders into the plaza where several of his opponents have failed | in efforts to deliver speeches, i "Let me say this to communists and Reds.” Hague told the throng estimated. by Col. Hugh A. Kelly, secretary to Gov. A. Harry Moore, at 175,(KH), "this demonstration is an indication of how the workingmen in Jersey City feel on the subject.”
McCraw, Lone Star Row Over Levies
Freezing Of State Funds Threatened
RICHMOND, June 6 -The Lone Star Gas company is attempting to destroy the entire gas rate .structure of Texas, Attorney General William McCraw declared Monday as Lone Star attorneys threatened to tie up indefinitely the state tax funds normally available for this work.
With all old funds due to be exhausted June 15, the state faces complete .mllapse of its attempts to ugulate the price of gas to retail distributing agencies. McCraw* said in a campaign speech here
At a conference in Austin Monday, Lone Star counsel said the company would continue to pay its gross income tax only "under protest.” As an alternative, the company offered, McCraw said, to withdraw its orotest if the gas utilities "■nard would agree not to spend any of the money in aiding cities and towns in gas rate controversies.
McCraw said this constituted an citer by Done Star to pay its taxes i illy in the event it could be permitted to say how and to what extent it could be regulated.