Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas
®fje Abilene Reporter -Incuts
"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOTS,"-Byroii^^^^
VOL. LYU I, NO. 24.
AMociatti **tea* <APj
ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1938.—TEN PAGES
Cnltm rrM» (lf)
PRICE 5 CENTS
France Joins Move lo End Spanish War
Will Send Mission To Rebels After Closing Frontier
LONDON. June 20—Franre dealt a sharp blow to government j Spain today as she fell into step with Great Britain and Italy In efforts to end the civil wa The French government was reported In Paris to have decided to tend a diplomatic mission to the Spanish insurgent regime following sealing of the frontier against aid to Barcelona.
This came tm the eve of a meeting of the subcommittee of (he international "handi-off Spain committee where Britain will make a supreme effort to start evacuation of foreign fighters from Spain and ; where the question of mediation in the civil war will be raised.
BI.OW FOR LOYALISTS A Spanish government source in commenting on the French action declared;
"This might bo disastrous for us "But then France has the privilege of changing her mind again lf the non-intervention plan to evacuate foreign volunteers fails”
The French move was interpreted as an Important concession to Prime Minister Npville Chamberlain’s European appeasement program
This was ba cd on the Anglo-Italian friendship pact which in turn was contingent on a settlement” in Spain.
Soviet Russia remains the main obstacle to the nonintervention scheme and there was no Indication I of what line she would take tomorrow,
Paris dispatches said the French frontier was closed against aid to the Spanish government nearly three weeks ago and the decision to send a diplomatic mission to insurgent Spain w as decided upon several days ago but kept secret until after parliament adjourned last Friday until November.
Westex Delegates Ask Road Projects
AUSTIN. June 2<y - An—Nearly half a hnudaad delegations, one numbering more than 400. paraded before the- state highway commission today seeking construction of reads in their areas.
Tile commission failed to issue a single order but assured each group full consideration of its petition.
Delegations, by counties, and their presentations included:
Nolan—Extension of farm - to-market road from state highway 70 about 12 miles south of Sweetwater southeast to connect with state highway 158.
Young and Throckmorton—proposed designation of a road from Graham through Loving to Jean.
Coke—survey of highway 208 from Robert Lee north to the county line.
WHERE TRAIN PLUNGED PASSENGERS TO WATERY GRAVES
■4•' «•' />■
- . ■ m, . , *■* Ml *«
U.S.Billsl8 As Spies
"Tie Olympian.*’ crack passenger train of the Milwaukee railroad, plunged through a
crumpling bridge early Sunday into a seething flooded creek near Miles City. Montana, car
rying at least 27 to their deaths and injuring about 65. Above is shown a pileup of four cars
which hurtled into the stream and against the opposite bank. ( JP) Picture.!
AFTER FATAL PLUNGE INTO RIVER—
29 Victims Of Train Wreck Found
Crowley Flays Rivals, Papers
Says Opponents Backed By Oil Firms, Utilities
Abilene Is Awarded '39 Safely Conclave
Oil Belt Affiliates With Nat l Body
EASTLAND. June 20—Directors
of the Oil Belt Safety Conference tonight selected Abilene to be host for the 1939 conference. A two-day program was approved. May 4 and 5 were set as tentative dates.
L. H Taylor, Ranger, president, appointed J. C Watson, Abilene, as secretary-treasurer. Watson is assistant to the president of the West Central Texas oil and Gas association. We will handle operation details of the conference. The Abilene Chamber of Commerce will have the task of financing and arranging the program of the conference meeting next spring.
The board voted to affiliate with the National Saftey Council. Another action was assessment of individual directors for SI each for an initial business fund. Still another action was to ask payment of $5 each by towns in the 13-county district designated for conference territory which have organized chambers of commerce; this to form a fund to transact routine business and also care for affiliation with the national council.
Others Feared Buried In Debris
4 Victims Swept Downstream From Scene Of Wreck
MILES CITY, Mont June 2d— (*>—With 29 bod res recovered—in-I eluding five that hah been swept miles down the Yellowstone river-exhausted crews searched tonight for additional victims of the wreck of a fast Milwaukee railroad train in Custer creek. 26 miles east of here.
j Thirteen bodies were recovered today, seven of them from a car that had been submerged for 36 hours, and four from the Yellowstone river : near Terry, about 15 miles from the scene of the wreck. Fifteen bodies were taken from the wreckage yesterday and last night, and the body of a woman passenger was taken from the Yellowstone river near
Judge Rules Ring Is Girl s For Keeps,
Even Though She Weds Anomer Man
CHICAGO June 30—'Pi—If a girl is lucky enough to get an engagement ring on her finger, Judge Thomas Green ruled today, its hers for keeps whether she marries the contributor or not.
He explained this theory to Bernard Berg. 29, who had filed a $400 damage suit against Mrs Udelle flounder, 23. to whom he gave the ring in March 1937 when she was still Miss Udelle Ti k es. later she married another man.
"When a lover gives his sweetheart a present ’ the court ta1*! “he’s taking his owm chances that everything will turn out all right. Let s see the ring."
"I used it as collateral for a $125 loan.” saidjhe rlrl.
CLEARING BERLIN OF JEWS BELIEVED OBJECT OF PURGE
Those Able To Emigrate Released;
Extermination Feared For Others
New Deficit To Be Lower Than Any Since 1931
Reversal Of Trend Seen With 1939 Spending Program
WASHINGTON, June 20—(Ah— I The treasury approached the end ‘ of the fiscal year today with eighty I cents collected for every dollar spent, the largest proportion of receipts to expenditures since the lean years began.
The result was a deficit obviously destined, when the final entries are made on June 30. to be the lowest since 1931 when the current series of unbalanced budgets began.
With a fortnight still to go, the deficit stood at $1,469,000,000 This1 [ compared with $2,707,000,000 las!
I year; $4,361,000,000 in 1936; $3,002,-000,000 in 1935; $3,630,000,000 in 1934; $3 063,000.000 in 1933; $3,148,000,000 rn 1932 and $903,000,000 in 1931.
The coming year, however, is ex-j peeled to see a reversal of the down-I ward deficit trend of the last three fiscal periods. Congress appropriated some $12 000.000,000 for next year nearly half of which was for the administration’s pump-priming cam- ] paign against the new business recession.
PUBLIC DEBT LOWER
As compared with this year s eighty cents of receipts for every dollar of expenditures, last year s proportion was 65 cents. The figure was 49 cents in 1936. 56 cents in 1935, 46 cents in 1934 , 40 cents in 1933 . 39 cents in 1932, and 79 cents in 1931.
The public debts, as of June 17, stood at $36 490.000.000. This compared with the record peak of $37,-814,000.000 on March 12. last The $36.490 000.000 figure represented an Increase of $769,000,000 for the fiscal year thus far. Last year’s increase was $2,711,000,000 an that Of 1936 was $5,078 f J ' y j Receipts from income tax collections so far this year *the June 15 collections have still to show on the treasury’s books) were $2,450,000,-000 as against $1,935,000,000 for the equivalent period a year ago; miscellaneous internal revenue totaled $2,21,000,000 as against $2,114,000,000 last year, and total receipts are $5 -969,000 000 as compared with $4,-
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY
NEW YORK. June 20-~(An— The United States* plain-spoken ambassador to the court of St, James, Joseph P, Kennedy today disavowed any 1940 presidential aspirations and said lf he had his eye on another Job it would be a "breach of faith*’ with President Roosevelt,
72 Herefords Bring $8,852
Midland Man Is Heavy Buyer At Lewis Auction
Heads Of Ring Believed To Le Nazi Officials
Several Germans Charged In Trio Of Indictments
NEW YORK, June 20—(AP—-The government's first intensive soy investigation since the world war was climaxed today with the naming of 18 person*, Including several German officials, in three Indictments charging conspiracy and espionage.
Amar Hardy, federal district attorney. said “the directing heads of the spy ring reside in Germany and are connected with the government of that country.”
SECRET CODE STOLEN In the general indictment the IS persons are charged with forming a conspiracy for the procurement and transmission to Germany of secret information on aircraft, vessels and coast defenses of the United States. Four of those named were alleged to have transmitted a restricted code used for communication between United States military aircraft and their stations.
One defendant was charged with transmitting information regarding the construction of army aircraft. He is Otto Hermann Voss, an aviation mechanic who is tn custody.
Among those named in the indictments were Lieut. Commanders Udo Von Bonin and Herman Mensed believed to be residents of Berlin, both of whom are connected with the defense office of the Reich air ministry, counter-espionage section.
Others were: Ernest Mueller, believed to be resident of Hamburg; Capt. Lieutenant Erich Pfeiffer, believed to be of Bremen; Mrs. Jessie Jordon, recently sentenced to a four year Jail term in England; Johanna Hofmann hairdresser on the North C., -r.v ’ . Uner Europe, who bi ii, cw * • ; Dr. Ignau Theodor Oriebl, an American citizen who fled to Germany during the inquiry; Werner G. Gudenberg, who followed Grieby as a fugitive; Private Glaser, air corps Mitchel Field, in custody; Guenther Gustave Rum-rich, U. S. army sergeant who deserted his post in Missoula. Mont.; William Lnkowski, Karl Schluter,
Bv LOLIS P. LOC HNER
BERLIN. June 20.—(AP—’‘Cleaning” Berlin of its 140,000 Jews seemed Glendive, about 50 miles from the more clearly than ever tonight to be the ultimate aim of continuing antiwreck. Custer creek is a tributary Semitic persecution.
of the Yellowstone river. Jews among the 2.000 estimated seized in laids said anybody who
Workers said they believed several declared his willingness to emigrate soon was released almost imme-more victims may be burled in or diately from police custody.
beneath the seven cars of the 11-car train. "Olympian,” that plunged into the roaring creek shortly after midnight Sunday after a "flash mloori,” following a cloudburst, weakened a 180-foot nestle
The finding of the four bodies in the Yellowstone river late today led to the belief more passengers may nave been swept away by the rampaging creek—normally almost dry'—and the bodies may not be recovered for days. The Montana state highway patrol reported sighting a body iate today in the river nine miles below the wreck, but it had not yet been recovered.
Train porters said five or six passengers had been swept away.
Five of the 65 injured, brought to tile Holy Rosary hospital here, were in serious condition Most others were treated and released.
Seven bodies were taken today from sleeper B; tourist car in the
See TRAIN WREC K, P*. 5. C ol. 4.
Preferred treatment was shown also to those Jewish shopowners who
readily promised authorities they would close their stores and give up I their businesses. Jews who had been I arrested and later released cautiously asserted.
i:\PI LLF.D FROM TRADING
j It was apparently taken for I granted that such Jews, having re-j nounced all rights to making a liv-j ing, must inevitably leave.
Jews in suburban Weisaensee dis-! covered today they were forbidden I to buy food from Aryans. Large red placards were affixed to non-Jewish I shop windows, apparently without I the owners’ knowledge, reading "We don’t sell to Jews."
The economics ministry Issued an I order expelling Jews from stock and other exchanges throughout Germany and decreeing that brokers must engage non-Jewish agents henceforth for business on the ex-
Aspermont Trippers lo Pay Abilene Visit
Good-will tourists, advertising the Stonewall County Golden Anniversary celebration will reach Abilene at 3 p. rn. Tuesday.
A band and 25 or 30 automobile loads of citizens will be included. Peg Springer, one of the leaders of the celebration, announced the visit. The celebration will be held Thursday. Friday and Saturday at Aspermont .
Tile Reporter-News will issue on Thursday morning and evening a special section in which Abilene and her merchants will salute Stonewall county.
Karl Crowley of Fort Worth made 966.000.000.
his Abilene speech in his race far ...........-.................... —
governor last night before a large Benson Ahead In
He was vivid in h s description Minnesota Voting
of "the sham battle between Tap* j 9
Dancing Willy MiCraw sud his MINNEAPOLIS, June 20—(An— sparring mate Oily E. nest Thomp- Governor Elmer A. Benson of von, backed bv Sammy Insul and Minnesota led HJalmar Petersen toll is newspapers.” night as returns mounted in a pri-
The outspoken former solicitor- mary election gubernatorial race general of the postoffice department ^th farmer-labor party leadership used no restraint in saying what he an<i new deal support at stake, came to say. Principal object of I Wh<n 23fi of the aUt*.g 3739 pre. attack in his speech was the alleged clnct5 jn today s primary were tabu-depiedations being made on Texas Bfnson had advantage over
resources by ’ foreign” financial in- Pet*rsen> sUte railroad and ware-
* j .. , house commissioner who campaign-
Crowley asserted that aly led on a promise to “drive the po-,
Thompson was being backed by two racketeers from Capitol Hill.” BULLS AVERAGE $125
million dollars contributed by the, — —
oil industry;, and that behind! The vote was Benson 19.610, Pe-
‘ Playboy’’ McCraw is the insuU util* j tersen 15,360.
hies chain An active supporter of President
Back of both, he said are practi- Roosevelt, Governor Benson carried cady all newspapers, including the the endorsement of the state farmer-labor convention which refused I to consider Petersen.
bt harry holt
SWEETWATER. June 20—Sixteen Texas buyers paid a total of $8,-852 16 for 72 Herefords—six bulls and 66 females—offered at auction tod av by Charles W. Lewis, owner of the herd that is observing its 50th anniversary.
George Glass of Midland was the heaviest buyer of top cows offered, taking seven for an average of $183. He bought the top animal,
Superior Geneva, Alved April 15,
IX-4 for UT:* I aftu iou.bt | the second high axrtmaf, Wlnun*
7th, calved Aug. 4 1 935. for $225.
GRISSOM BUYER Ernest Grissom of Abilene was a consistent bidder, taking seven cows to add to his herd at Bear Cove ranch. Among the top animals he j ! bought were Superior Ann 64th, j calved NOV. 14. 1932, $155; Belle I Stan way 8th. calved May 6. 1934.1 $125; and Miss Superior 4th, calved Theodor Schultz. Herbert Jaenic-iFeb IO, 1935. (hen, Karl Eitel, and Schmidt and
Other buyers from the Abilene Sanders, first names unknown, all area included John Smallwood of believed to be German residents. Lawn and Mrs. Rupert Harkrider The indictment said it was part of Abilene. Both bought several 0f the conspiracy for certain of the young cows. Cal Hamner of Trent defendants to establish communica-was another buyer. tion with agents at Bremen and
Bob Herrin, owner of the Hill- Hamburg and receive instructions top ranch at New Braunfels, took relating to the procurement of a liberal supply of cattle offered. I documents, code books, signal books,
E. G, Hillman of San was a heavy buyer.
Ous Farrar of the state comptrollers office. Austin, bought eight cows for his Maryneal ranch, paying a top of $180 for Sapphire 37th. a heifer calved April I, 1937.
Saba also | blueprints, maps, models, notes and information on United States national defense secrets to transmission to other agents.
Wall Street* Stocks In Impressive Roily
NEW YORK, June 20—The bil
lfish Give De Valera Sweep In Election
"In Austin,” he said, "are two newspapers, the American and the Statesman. Both are owned by the Marsh-Fcntress chain, and one of the papers is backing McCraw, the other Thompson.” DUBLIN, June 20 — UP) — Prime
He termed McCraw and Thomp- ’ prime Minister Eamon de Valera son as two stooges- two Charlie achieved a long-standing ambition McCarthy*’ dancing on the respec- | 0f gaining an absolute general elective knees of foreign financial ^n- tion majority tonight as incomplete terests. J returns gave his party 76 out of the
In fluent fashion he described the , jgg seats in the house of reprerace of McCraw and Thompson as
The six bulls offered averaged $125, the top being $195 paid by. - - - .
Halbert Sc Hoggett of Mertzon for Rest trading in two mon I s biought the herd sire. Superior Diamond Joy to the stock eXCh^ng^
4th calved June 6. 1931 An aver- where for weeks the market nad age of $122 76 was paid for the been drifting indecisively in .orne of 66 cows.
a sham battle between sparring mates. ’ McCraw he described as sn
ambitious boy who would like to wear a badge with the word •‘governor’’ on it.
Vigorous applause was received on his attacks against the Reporter-News. He hotly rebuked the news-
Other buyers included the White Hat ranch, Blackwell; Winston Bros Snyder; Walter Boothe, Sweetwater; Diamond M. ranch, Snyder; H G. Cross, Stanton; J. D. Pepper Sc Son, Sweetwater; D. F. Kerby Si Son, Roscoe; W. J. Harvey Jr., Abilene; Elmer Jordan Blackwell; and R B. Kirk. Blackwell,
The sale was conducted at the fair grounds pavilion by Earl Gar-tin, auctioneer, and representatives of the livestock magazines.
Pill Rollers Convene Quflkc Rccorded
Sr. JEWS. Pr. 5, Col.
AFTER SON'S WEDDING—
EDR Wades Into Work, Signs 36 Bills, Vetoes I
ABILENE and *lrinlt>: Partly clouds
T aced ay,
TKXAB and OKLAHOMA! Partly clouds Tiledas and Wad»< wda.v. (lentic la frch no* Ow nit mid (south wind* on Tun
SPU MI MCO: Partis cloudy TiicndHS and Wedncaday, thunder,how era north central portion; little chaum' In temperature,
limier of tcmp'-rHture yesterday I SM HOI ll I’M
7ft .......... I ............ HI
“I .......... 2 ............ H.t
7S ..... 8 ............ 9ft
73 . ..... . » . 4 ............ HH
72 ft i..........07
72 fi ............ Oft
71 7 ............ on
7!) 8 ............. HH
Hi ........... H ............ HI
8ft ............ IO ............ —
HO ............II ............ —
HO Noon Midnight ...... 77
ll cheat and Ion cat temperature* to 0 p. m i es' rd t*. 47 and 72: ,amc dale a •err ■>-„ IM md 7:1.
Mulct JC ferdai. : IM; * nitrite today,
BiSS; sun,et today, T:48.
By JOSEPH H. SHORT I year s cost estimated was $5,182,000 HYDE PARK, N. J., June 20—would have increased from $30 to —President Roosevelt, invigorated $40 the monthly allowance for pet -by Salt air and sun, waded today manently and totally disabled vet-into work piled up since the last erans whose ailments were not at-days of congress tributable to their military sen ice
Tile result by late afternoon was Among other important bills still 36 bills signed and seven vetoed. awaiting presidential action were Among those signed was one in
creasing the 1939 wheat acreage allotments under this year’s farm act from 42.000.000 to §1.000,000.
estate—and work The president said he would leave here Wednesday or for Washington.
Tile president declined comment on discussions of the possibility of a special session of congress
FORT WORTH. June 20.—(/Ph- I The fifty-ninth annual convention of the Texas Pharmaceutical association opened here tonight with ... ... ... .Jack Collier. Fort Worth general
paper for prinUng editorials even chalrman, ln charge of the program.
morning to the effect that he was i _ _
the "Washington candidate for governor,*’ then writing other editorials backing the chamber of commerce worker who goes to Washington with a tow-sack to get more j feredal money.
NOT AIDED BY ED He denied being supported by Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom he termed the greatest president the United States has ever had, because
the dullest trading in 20 years.
Active bidding at the opening gong soon lifted many leading issues $1 to $5 or more a share, end although buying was sporadic, final prices were around the best.
The day’s turnover rolled up to 1.087.050 shares, largest since April 22. The average price of OO i?pre-sentative issues was lifted $1,90 to $40 60. which was $6.90 above the 1938 low reached last March.
SAN ANTONIO, June 18—(/Pi—« Congressman Maury Maverick returned home from Washington today and opened his campaign for re-election with a speech from the rear platform of the train. His op-
PASADENA. Calif. June —The Carnegie seismological laboratory reported an earthquate to-day at 4 06 P M about 7,000 miles ponent is Paul J. Kilday, former as-dlstant. ’ I sis tam district attorney._
MERELY A FORMALITY—
Summer Begins Today, Ear Behind Heat's Arrival
Bv BROOKS PEDEN i past week is merely The annual is not. On the official weather
Regardless of what Abilenians demonstration of the citizenship in bulletin, correct only to the nearest may have been thinking for the general Now that a person can whole degree, June 19, 20.
Morgenthau Denies Devaluation Rumors
by . , ..
of the weather bureau. standbys
The fact that many persons have "ifs not
it it hot enough for you?
mr », nu, thVM«; lf, the-.- “has-; not due until 7:49. Probably MT-been mistakenly saylnj "well, it n't It been hot this summer?* "Bet, era! seconds longer on the meed
those fiixng minimum wages and askinsc who started the special ses-maximum hours for interstate in- sion tajR
swndtog rthefland^e de- Roosevelt, his face well tanned, secretary Morsenthau denied with- weather observer by ...... -..... nf’ther sales general
Another measure approved was a llclency appropriation measure ashore with Mr and Mrs out qualification today reports that temperatures for theist w"k»ere wM Just installation' talking about 'the heat. Today will
bin authorlTlnjf Ute construction of which'contains money to start the Blunger Mr and MrsFYankm the United States proposed to de- somewhat abovetnorm.. ^"n\°r L guaranteed to I probably be Just as hot as yester-
52 rivers and harbors projects, es- billion-dollar naval shipbuilding ...O ,» “EJS? ellmlnareM »r cent of the ’talk i day, when the maximum tempera-
looks like summer Is here" for sec- you could fry an egg on the pave- trig days seconds won't
era! days was explained by the ment f*^>SSlSSSl skyman make
tn *07 in*, Ain and the nroeram the president from Salem. Mass., to Such reports have circulated in have not been recorded recently i eliminate et \ chmiid
“b? army OTghvrers of V^tle, executive in rollicking -rby Poughkeejw over mo week- -ne dom w and foreign^mantua, .high was seMUgg £ ahmB starer .weather^, should
more projects, the surveys to cost good humor, came ashore from the ‘ ^ ^ Ma,- zn and June 3 Another general mistaken opinion
not more than $300,000.
yacht Potomac, told an aide to send All were present for the wedding cent weeks.
grees Mav 29 and that record
equaled May 30 and June 3. ~ ,
The president’vetoed two bills af- two stenographers to his home, held Saturday of the chief executives I dont know how lone peopte Iljdlc*^a® whicli^as^'bec'ti er maifs^reporMiit night* is that
reding war veterans. a brief conference with reporters youngest son. John, to Anne Lind- with horse sense will listen to -he.e hex, pi pi^ ‘ dunng the lodav u the longest of the year. It
i One of those, on which the first I then motored away to his family say Clark at Nahant, Mas*. .rumors, Morgenthau said. t notices.) circut g
ture was 96. and before the end of the month the thin red line in the thermometer may pass IOO.
On June 30, 1907. the thermometer registered HO. That was hot enough for anyone.