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ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1938 -TEN PAGES
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Oil Men Oppose Large Increase On Production
Lifting Of 2-Day Shutdown For Fields Is Hailed
AUSTIN, June 20.—i/P)—The state railroad commission heard arguments today on how great a production increase should be granted Texas oil operators in July.
Speakers at the monthly proration meeting of the commission, while voicing gratification over the recently announced decision to lift the statewide Saturday and Sunday closings of Texas oil fields, warned against making the increase
The market demand for Texas oil in July was estimated by the United States bureau of mines at 1,360,300 barrels daily, compared with 1.329.000 this month.
Purchasers' nominations for July were reported as 1.563.598 barrels daily, a gain of 50,723 barrels over June
Railroad commission engineers estimated the current daily allowable. not considering the Sunday shutdowns, was 1,588.785 barrels, but the two-day closings reduced the average to around 1,190.000. COMMISSION CONGRATULATED
Dewey Lawrence of Tyler, an at-otmev who said he represented more than 8.500 East Texas residents over 21 years old, congratulated the majority of the commission for its decision to lift Saturday and Sunday restrictions.
The majority is composed of Chairman C. V. Terrell and the, member Ernest O Thompson. The third member Is Lon Smith. Terrell is running for re-election and Thompson for governor.
Charles F Roeser of Port Worth, i president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America,1 warned against to great an lncrr.s* In the allowance for next month, expressing the opinion that a majority of the operators would have been willing for Sunday closings to be continued.
"If they are lifted,” Roeser said. "the commission should make a proportionate cut in the daily allowable ”
Harold Neely, representing the West Central Oil and Gas association, likewise oposed any increase of more than 200,000 barrels daily.
Candidates In Scramble For Pension Votes
Hunter Receives Endorsement By Ass'n President
WOMEN SCIENTISTS ON DARING TOUR THROUGH GRAND CANYON From Wreck Of
TO BOTANIZE COLORADO RIVER-
By MURLIN B. SPENCER
GREEN RIVER. Utah, June JO—(AP)—Two feminine botan • ists, no exponents of the theory women can do anything men can, Joined four male scientists today in preparations “pus off” on a dangerous river expedition through the rarely-traveled Grand Canyon.
The party hoped to get their equipment packed and their
three boats launched in the Green river here before noon. Southward 120 miles the boats, drifting into the turbulent Colorado river, will slip into the lonely mile-deep rapids that lead, 500 miles arid perhaps 30 days beyond, into Lake Mead behind Boulder Dam, Nev.
‘ The fact I'm going indicates I think the trip's feasible," said freckle-faced, tanned Lots Jot
ter. 25-year-old University of Michigan botanist.
Added her fellow faculty member, bespectacled Elzada
"I want it understood I don't think woman can do everything man can do You must remember the river never before has been botanized--that is the big thing.”
No woman ever has success
fully negotiated the trip, although several men have survived it.
Other members of the group are Norman D Nevils of Mexican Hat, Utah, guide: Eugene Atkinson, University of Michigan zoologist: W C Gibson, San Francisco artist, and Don Harris of the U, S Geological survey.
By United Press The scramble for the votes of the old people of Texas was continued by political candidates today with Tom Hunter claiming the support of the Texas Pension association.
Hunter, who spent the week-end at his home in Wichita Falls, rf-celved a telegram from Ayers K.
Ross president of the organization, I saying:
"Texas Pension association endorsed your candidacy for governor at meeting held in Austin.”
Karl A, Crowley said in Dallas that he would make 26 speeches in his campaign for governor thus week, "on Issues that are practical and for the benefit of all Texans and against the monopoly influences from outside of Texas that are bacjt of my opponents with millions of dollars cf campaign funds.”
W. Lee ODaniel opened his week s
schedule with a noon address at Tav]or couritv executive commit Denton. He planned to speak this 3 i
afternoon at Gainesville! and to- tee of the democratic party met this night at Sherman morning in the county courtroom to I
Pierce Brooks of Dallas Issued a receive final instructions for con statement condemning mechanical ducting the first party primary elec cotton choppers, and spent the rest of the day conferring with backers Mon July 23,
WARNING GIVEN NEUTRAL POWE RS-
Japan To Expand
Instrudions On Primary Given
County Candidates Assessed $3,220 For Poll Expense
FIRST PHOTO OF NO. I NEWLYWEDS
James McDonald 3rd (top), San Mateo, Calif. millionaire, set something of a record In Carson City. Nev. when he married his third wife half an hour after he was divorced from his first wife. Between the time of his first divorce and his third marriage he married Doris Cunningham (below), who divorced him immediately.
of his race for lieutenant governor.
Cotton choppers, he said, were like chain stores and syndicates.
“They are good enough. I suppose, for the owners and operators, but they throw a lot of people out of work,” he said. "I am against anything of this sort"
Walter Woodul. candidate for attorney general, said at Denton that "the nation’s chief protection against fascism and communism is its public school system.”
SADLER AT BALLINGER Jerry Sadler, speaking at Ballin-
draw lots for order cf names on the ballot, and assess 55 candidates a total of $3,220 for election expenses.
James P Stinson, county chairman, presided for the meeting. He particularly urged all committeemen to select competent help in tabulating the election returns promptly and accurately.
"I want you all to understand," Stinson said, "that it is against the law to give out any information regarding the progress of the election during the time it is in session However, the returns become matter
ger on Saturday, made silk shirts an of public record as soon as the polls for railroad are closed and we want ttrw the
Stonewall Fete Boosters To Pay isif Tomorrow
Stonewall county’s good will tourists will reach Abilene about 3pm Tuesday.
With a band and 25 to 30 automo-bile-loads of citizens, the motorcade will be advertising Stonewall County Golden Anniversary Celebration. It will be held Thursday. Friday and Saturday of this week at Aspermont.
Peg Springer, one of the leaders in the county-wide movement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the county's organization. Informed the chamber of commerce this morning of the visit tomorrow'.
The Rcporter-News will Issue on Thursday morning and evening a special section in which Abilene and her merchants will salute Stonewall county.
FDR Plunges Into Work At Hyde Park
HYDE PARK, N. Y, June 20-0P\—Rested and in gay mood from a week-end cruise down the New England coast and up the Hudson river. President Roosevelt plunged today into a mass of work — mostly concerned with bills parsed by congress in its closing days.
Karl Crowley Here Tonight
Speeches Set At Breck And Albany During Afternoon
Karl Crowley, candidate for governor. launches his campaign in West Texas todav.
The Fort Worth man speaks here tonight at 8 o'clock on the federal lawn. He will be introduced by Dallas Scarborough, Abilene attorney.
Crowley spoke this morning at Weatherford and Mineral Wells and was to talk at Palo Pinto at 1:30 p rn. at Breekenridge at 3:30 p. rn. and at Albany at 5 p. rn
His itinerary for tomorrow will be Anson, IO a rn.; Stamford. 11:30 a. rn ; Seymour, 2:30 p. rn : and Wichita Falls. 8 p. rn He moves into North and Central Texas Wednesday.
Crowley says he will continue to make from three to six speeches daily, going into every section of Texas, and will advance his candidacy "on Issues that are practical and for the benefit of all Texans and against the monopoly influences from outside of Texas that are back of my opponents with millions of dollars of campaign funds.”
sue in the campaign commiasloner. Referring to Commissioner C. V Terrell, who la seeking reelection, he said: •Terrell’s high-priced press agent ! sent out a story saying that he wore a silk shirt in a parade. His own propaganda department is proud of the fact that he is a silk-shirted I boy. Jerry Sadler is perfectly will-
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information as soon as possible. URGES SPEED
For most precincts, the returns should be complete within less than an hour after the closing time. They can be completed that soon if you have alert, competent assistants. It has been the policy of the committee to give such returns to the Reporter-News as soon as they are
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Here is the first picture of John Roosevelt and his bride, the former Anne Clark taken the moment they appeared out
side the Union church in Nahant, Mass., after their marriage John and Anne were honeymooning today in Canada.
Mrs. J. W. Carr, 80 Claimed By Illness
Funeral Set For 5 Today
Mrs, J. W. Carr, 80. Abilene resident for the past 12 years, died of a lingering illness shortly after mitl-1 night. She lived with a son, C. H Carr, one mile east of the city on the Albany highway.
Mary Parnell Mitchell was born in Mississippi September 28. 1857, and came to Texas when six years of section 95. Comanche Indian Re old with her parents, settling in serve.
Throckmorton Try To Test Oil Show
Operators prepared today to test a showing of oil in the Jones A: Stas-ney et a1 No. I C. T. Brockman, southwestern Throckmorton county wildcat.
The test picked top of the saturation at 4.301 feet in the Caddo, Bend series, and was reported showing about half a bailer of free oil per run.
The wildcat was to De deepened for further testing It is located 660 feet from the south and east lines
Northwestern Stonewall county’s deep test, Stonewall Oil company No. I Carlile, was drilling ahead today past 4,645 feet in shale above expected top of the Adams Branch lime It is about six miles northwest of Swenson in section 283-D-HATC survey.
Philippine Volcano Again In Eruption
LEGASPI. P I., June 20 — (ZP)— Maven volcano, after five days of loud rumbling but little activity, roared into action again today with a heavy eruption lasting from 2:15 p m to 3:35 p m. (12:15 a rn. to 1:35 a m. EST».
Tile eruption accompanied by a heavy outpouring of smoke which cast a murky shadow over the entire countryside, struck panic among those who had ventured bark to their homes near the base of the mountain.
Fannin county. They moved to Erath county and she was married to J W Carr in 1878 there. Her husband died in 1926 and was buried at Lingleville
Mrs Carr had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1886 Her son here is a brother-in-law of President J. F Cox of Abilene Christian college.
Ten children were born to Mr and Mrs Carr, four of whom survive. They are C. H. Carr; Otto, of Des Moines New Mexico: Arthur, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Homer of San Benito, Calif A orother, W. S Mitchell of Fort Worth, and ll grandchildren also survive.
Funeral is tentatively set for 5 p. rn. today at Elliott's chapel. Following the services the body will be taken overland to Longville where est son of the president anc his another service will be held Tues- bride, the former Anne Lindsay dav at 9 a rn Burial will be beside Clark, followed the course taken a
John And Anne On Isle For Honeymoon
CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N. B
June 20—<7P'—Another pair of honeymooning Roosevelts found refuge today on this Canadian island where the president spent much of his
John Roosevelt, fourth and young-
Three Indicted In Spy Probe
NEW YORK. June 20.— —
Three indictments naming 18 persons were returned today by the federal grand Jury which his been engaged in the governments first intensive espionage investigation since the world war.
The indictments were based on four weeKS of closed hearings, during which scores of men and women were questioned, and several months of inquiry.
Two surprise witnesses—Johanna Hofmann 26, red-haired hairdresser on the North German Lloyd liner Europe! and Private Erich Glaser, attached to the army air corps at Mitchel field—were called before the grand jury shortly before the indictments were retumd Each Is now held in $25,000 bail on complaints alleging espionage activities Neither had previously appeared before the grand jury.
Nazis Execute 4
BERLIN, June 20 (UP(—Three men and one woman were executed today for high treason and espionage.
I year ago by Franklin. Jr.. and Ethel Du PoiU Roosevelt, in coming to the seclusion of the president's lambing cottage John and Anne asked and got the privacy they wanted after the tumult of a fashionable wedding at Nahant, Mass
Partly cloudy to
Abilene ant vlelnlt' bl* it and Tuesday,
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Parti cloudy tonight and Tuesday Ka.«t Tex is (east of 100th meridian): Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday Highest temperature eaterdav wag 97 lowest this morning. 12.
MOTHER OF SIX CHILDREN—
Claims Child Birth Painless Under Hypnotic Spell
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LOS ANGELES, June 20 — (UP) Mrs. Ethel Pardie Gav-nor, 45, cradled an eight-pound baby girl in her arms today, and insisted it was born painlessly while she “dozed" in an hypnotic spell.
She was put into the trance by her husband. Two medical doctors delivered the baby and attested to the apparent painlessness of the birth
A few minutes after the birth, slic was chatting cheerfully.
“I can truthfully say tlRt this was wha! might bt accu
rately termed a painless birth.” she said. "I have known the throes of pain a mother endures in childbirth. I have had five others.
"During the birth - well. it seems like I dozed off a moment, then there was a lot of excitement around my bed and the baby was over on the operating table. I don t think I lest complete consciousness, but I may have. At any rate what discomfort I experienced was not to be compared witl what I went through when my other children were bai n
She is the wife of Royal Le-.
roy Gaynor. a practitioner in hypnosis, therapeutics and psychoanalysis With the aid of an associate, R A. Gilman, a \eteran stage hypnotist, he put Mrs Gaynor into a state of what he calls "post-hypnotic suggestion" three weeks ago. Since then, he claims to have bombarded lier constantly with suggestions tha. the birth would be painless,
Saturday night the hvnotist-husband repeated the formula for tile last time, and then turned his wife over to Dr. C P Kalion7.es and Dr. Grant Gold Speer.
Knox Youths Killed In Highway Mishap
SEYMOUR. June 20 UP Two youths from Goree. Knox county, were dead today after their speeding automobile overturned near Dundee, Archer county, as they returned home from Wichita Falls The dead youths were James Moore. 17, and Luther O Chamberlain, 21.
Moore died soon after the accident last night Two other Goree youths- Floyd Hutchins, 18. and Boyd Moore, 19 - were injured slightly.
Jury To Investigate Election Charges
PHIIiADEIPHIA, June 20 A grand jury investigation of political graft and coercion charges against Governor George H Earle and 13 others high in Pennsylvania democratic ranks was authorized today by the state supreme court The court named Judge Paul lf. Schaeffer of Berks county to sit in the grand Jury inquiry Most of the charges upon which the grana jury inquiry was asked were made in the bitter democratic primary campaign in May many informer Attorney General Charles J Margiotti, an unsuccessful candidate for tile gubernatorial nomination. who was fired by Governor Barie.
Girls Swept To Death In River
Two Mexican girls w^re drowned at the Chappia Crossing of the Colorado river, near Rockwood, yesterday afternoon and their two sisters and mother were rescued by three Rockw’ood boys.
The dead were Semoura Randon-ado, IO. and her sister. Andrea, 12 S*ate highway patrolmen, T A. McCann and Noel C. Wilson, reported today that the bodies had not been recovered.
The two girls were wading when the strong current swept them into the river. The mother and two sisters jumped in the water and attempted to save them A W Box, Jim Rutherford and S. H Estes of Rockwood saved the mother and two sisters.
Volunteers from Coleman numbering more than 50 persons searched the river until dark last night, Rockwood is 27 miles from Coleman.
Evacuation Of Citizens Asked
Property Marking Also Urged By Foreign Minister
TOKYO. Junp 20— Japan todav notified neutral powers that the China war zone would be considerably expanded and warned them to take precautionary measures in a vast area extending some 7C9 miles inland from China's coasts.
General Kazushlge Ugakl, foreign minister, conveyed the warning in a circular statement to all foreign embassies and legations In Tokyo which said:
"Japan sincerely desires to avoid possible damage to the lives and property of foreign nationals and advises taking adequate measures alone the following lin*v "First, foreign nationals and foreign vesselg should evacuate the area south of the Yellow river and east of a line linking Sian. Ichang and Hengyang "Second, aerial and landmarks should he placed on foreign pro**-erty in the aforesaid area and Immediate Information ahouid be given the Japanese authorities concerning such property"
A line indicated would include besides north China and Central China areas already conquered by Japan, most of Sheas). Hupeh, Hunan and Kwangtu.ig provinces and all such provinces lying east of these as Anhwei, Kiangsi and Fukien.
Ygaki's statement declared that Japanese might find It necessary for the Japanese to attack the Chinese even outside the outlined area and therefore t'ked all foreign nationals likely to be affected to communicate their whereabouts to Jananese authorities immediately. Diplomats believed the warning indicated Japanese plans starting campaigns still larger than any hitherto seen in China.
IO Held In Poker Raid On Temple
AUSTIN, June 39—(UP' — Ten men were on bond todav to appear in corporation court Wednesday on gaming charges after a Sunday police raid at Labor Temple. Officers say a penny ante poker game was in progress in an upper loom while church services was being held on the floor below Labor Temple, once a Methodist church, has its auditorium used on Sundays for services of Central Nazarene church. The raid was made so quietly worshippers did not know a raid was being made in the same building
Workers Abandon Attempt To Raise Car By Cranes
MILES CITY, Mont., June 20— (AP)—Custer creek, where the Milwaukee railroads " Olympian’’ train crashed through a flood-weakened bridge early yesterday carrying nearly 40 persons to death, receded to only six inches in depth today and crews began cutting apart the tangled debris to reach one tourist sleeper where many bodies remained.. INQUIRY BEGUN
Heavy silt flowing into the sleeper while it was submerged forced workers to abandon attempts to raise it with cranes.
The all-steel construction cf the train made this work difficult.
Coroner Stanley Guy of Prairie county, Montana, scene of the tragedy, the worst in recent years in American railroading, said he would delay his inquest until after recovery of the bodies.
The Interstate commerce commission, however, began an inquiry. W. J. Patterson, director of the bureau of safety of the commission, said two inspectors, F. F Engles and A. C Murphy, were in Montana when the accident occurred and were ordered at once to the scene.
Tile railroad bridge over Custer creek collapsed beneath the speeding train Sunday morning. Approximately 190 passengers were aboard. Of this number 67 were Injured. Thirty were known to have escaped uninjured. It was feared that tha remainder were dead.
Some of the dead had been sent into Miles Sity. 26 miles away. on I the rescue trains which had taken the injured to hosiptals.
Attft e >e dead were five mem-1 bere of the train's crew. The rest were passengers. Some had been crushed, but most had been drowned when the coaches plunged Into the creek which usually Is a dry bed but at the time of the disaster was briming from bank to bank with
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Murder Trials Are Continued In 104th
There will be no murder trials at this term of 104th district court. Both the Montgomery and Anderson cases, which were set for this term, have been continued until November.
All criminal cases to date wera called this morning by Judge W. R. Chapman, but none are to be tried this week. Several have been set for the week of July ll. They jury was dismissed for this week and judge Chapman will deal with non i Jury and appearance cases.
After the calling of the docket this morning, Lawrence Snodgrass entered a plea of guilty to driving while intoxicated. Judge Chapman sentenced him to 30 days in jail, assessed a $50 fine and suspended his drivers licenses for six months.
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Wheot Prices Off
Abilene wheat prices were 65 cents a bushel today, George L. Paxton announced rhis a drop of three points from the middle of last w«ek. Friday the market dropped from 68 to 65 Paxton said.
Air Raid Toll 4,595
I CANTON. June 20 T - Chinese I officials declared today 4 595 civilians were killed by Japanese air attacks in Kwangtung province during the nine months from August 31. 1937, to June 7.
The nine-month toll, they reported, also included 8,555 civilians injured and 5.027 buildings destroyed in the south China province
CELEBRATION DAY LATE—
Abilene Negroes Usher In Juneteenth With Parade Through Business Section
Abilene negroes teenth today with block long parade through the north side of the business .action.
Because Emancipation Day fell on Sunday, the negroes arP celebrating a day late Gov James V Allred made the delay official with a proclamation.
Fun for many of the colored folk starred on Saturday and will con* 1 tlnue until the wee hours tomorrow morning Feature of the parade was Mathew "Hardrock" Pix k who w as dressed in an opera hat and long tails Sporting a red neckerchiet and a toy pistil, "Hardrock” helped direct the parade by riding behind George "Peewee' Poston on the officer's motorcycle There were .'•event! floats in the parade and all ears were decorated.
ushered in June- Riding on one was Prances Cum-a colorful three- by, queen of the colored school.
Heading the parade was C. A. Veteto and J D Woodward, city officers. on their motorcycles. Behind them were the Boy Scouts who were followed by the bicycle section. Five colored persons rode horses to lend I dignity to the occasion.
There also were vehicles in the parade bearing bx-slaves, according to Leon Jackson, an officer of the Abilene Negro Progressive league He is in charge of arrangements for the day.
SONG, EATS, RECREATION
Singing, speaking, a barbecue din- ! nor, baseball game, dancing and a Big Apple contest are among features slated at Pair Park The Gipsy Smith tabernacle will be the scene
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Each question counts 20: each part of a two-part question. IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answer* on page 3.
1. Before his recent marriage, this man was called "America's most eligible bachelor." Who is he?
2. Where is Mayon, the volcano which erupted recently and drove thousands from their homes?
3. Which branch oi congress, house or senate, wanted to spend the most money for "pump priming" to fight the new depression?
4 What state would lose some ground if the proposal went through fir Canada to annex a piece of the United States?
5. Is Frank Hague (a) U. S. senator from New Jersey; <b) vice chairman of the democratic national committee: or (c)
mayor of Newark, N. J ?