Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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AFTER BRIEF REIGN OF TERROR
WEST TEXANS JOIN MARCH ON GETTYSBURG AGAIN; 4 ARE IN SPECIA L TRAIN CAR HERE
Desperado Slain, Pal Wounded
Seventy-five years ago the Blue and the Gray fought one of the bloodiest battles of all history at a little crossroads town in Pennsylvania. For three days the struggle raged. Then came the charge of Pickett's men, which went down in history as the Gray "Forest of Steel.'' What happened turned the tide of the war between the states....
Now they’re marching on Gettysburg again. Not literally, for the men who stepped so lively 75 years ago walk with measured tread today. ..
West Texans were joining the march today. Four veterans of the Confederacy, not one under 90, were occupying a special car on thus morning's Sunshine Special. Others will be aboard a special car at 3:35 this afternoon. Eastward, other comrades will join them The first special car from West Texas will rr-rive in Gettysburg at 9:30 a rn. Wednesday; the second at 4:30 in the afternoon.
For three days the boys will meet again, on the site of that decisive battle, but this time the meeting . will be in a great spirit of union. Tile Gettysburg re-l mlon will tome to an end on July 4. anniversary lot fV>nlv of this country’s independeee but a date • -glanced in the history by the fact that it was the borning of the end of the Civil war.
With eager handclasps, the four West Trx-ans aboard this morning’s train had told family and friends good-bye. There were W. II Browning and John Prewitt from Pecos, John I^*wis
Clark from Rotan, and Cicero C. Martin from McCaulley.
In Abilene, three members of the General Tom Green Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, a granddaughter of the McCaulley veteran, and a newspaper photographer went aboard their special car for the duration of the atop Happily the lour men accepted the well wishes of Mrs. Charles Roberson, president of the UDC chapter. Mrs. J. L. Machen and Mrs H. P. McGrady, They chuckled when the camera flashed.
Mrs. D. P. Bullard. 1455 South Eleventh street, spent the three minutes chatting with Mr. Martin. She is his granddaughter. Accompanying him was L. E. Rector, a McCaulley neighbor.
Raymond Askins was escort for Mr. Clark, from Rotan and Brooks Richardson was accompanying Mr Browning. Mr. Prewitt was making the trip without an escort.
Only the men to be honored at Gettysburg and their escorts were occupying the special car. The rummer's heat held no hazards on the trip, for they were traveline in air-conditioned comfort.
While comrades “marched” away today. Abilene’s lone Confederate veteran. Charles Foote, *at with his memories at the home of his daughter on Merchant street. He is one of the younger veterans (not 90 vet), but he is not strong. With a wistful smile he several weeks forebore the Idea of a visit to Gettysburg.
COMMANDING INDO - CHINA ROUTES-
Japs Warned Off Island
Britain Pledges France Support
Occupation Seen As Giving Rise To Complications
Wage-Hour Bill Becomes Law
Legislation Into Effect 120 Days From Saturday
WASHINGTON. June 21 — (#>— The wage-hour bill, providing for national regulation of minimum wage* and maximum hours in interstate Industry, became law today with President Roosevelt’s signature.
The White House announced the president had signed this measure along with 130 other bills passed by the last congress.
The wage-hour law fixes a mini- j mum wage of 25 cents an hour and i a maximum work week of 44 hour*, j effective 120 days from Saturday— I the date of the president’s signs- I lure Other features of the act go I into effect at once.
The minimum wage of 25 cents an I hour, to which no exceptions will be j granted, will be Increased to 30 cents an hour the following year. Above that point committees appointed by the administrator for •ach industry will fix the minimum
Body of Flood Victim is Found
CLARENDON, June 27.—fUP)— Tire bod> of Bert Freeman, Wichita Falls newspaperman who was drowned in East Lelia lake creek June 15, was found today.
It had been carried about a mile downstream and then IOO yards up a little side creek. Tile tody was found by W. B. Chistal, a farmer.
The body was identified by means of a card bearing the notation of "Bn: Freeman. News Globe Amarillo." Freeman worked on the News Globe before moving to Wichita Falls.
Freeman was drowned when flood waters rushed over a highway, upsetting an automobile in which he was traveling with his wife and their 3-year-old son, Billy Dean Freeman.
Mrs Freeman’s body was found several days ago near Hollis, Okla The baby still was missing today.
9 Local Attorneys Will Attend texas Bar Ass n Meet
Nine Abilene attorneys will attend the annual meeting of the Texas Bar association Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Houston and more are expected to signify their intcn-
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lion of going later, D M. Oldham Jr., vice president, said today.
Election of officers and talks by leading attorneys will be on the program. Oldham said. Esco Walter, Taylor county attorney, and vice president of the lith district j lr* the Junior Bar association, also will attend tile meeting.
Those who all1 make the trip are W. R. Chapman, Walter. Oldham. Dallas Scarborough, Ben L. Cox, Robert Wagstaff, J. M. Wagstaff, Ellis K. Douthit and Joe Childers.
Ballot is Given Final Approval
Democratic committee met this morning and put tire stamp of approval on the ballot, J P. Stinson, chairman, said today.
The candidates drew for places on the ballot last Monday morning, and today's meeting was to check and make sure the names were in the correct place, Stinson said
Every candidate paid his assessment. Stinson addded. Ballots will be printed and ready for absentee voters Julv 3, Stinson said.
LONDON. June 27Britain and France have warned Japan to stay off Hainan Island, off the | South China coast, and will act to !
support each other in case “complications’’ arise, the government informed the house of commons today.
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Richard Austin Butler, undersecretary for foreign affairs made the announcement.
Hainan, Chinese territory, is separated by the 150-mHe-wide gulf of Tonking from French Indo-Chtna . nd commands the eastern approaches to that colony.
Answering a question whether the British government would support France in regard to the security of Indo-China, Butler replied;
"His majesty’s government and the French government, through their ambassadors at Tokyo, have made clear to the Japanese forces and government that they would regard any occupation of Hainan by the Japanese forces as calculated to give rise to undesirable complications.
"Should any complications unfortunately arise, His Majesty’s government and the French government would no doubt afford each other such support a? appears warranted by the circumstances.”
Find Family of 4 Dead in Home
BRIDGEPORT. Conn . June 27.— *?—An entire family of four was found dead today in their gas-filled home.
Police investigators identified them as Joseph Krason, 40, bake shop proprietor; his wife, Maria, and their two sons. Stanley, 14. and Joseph Jr., four years old.
Captain of Detectives James H Bray said the mother apparently had been shot to death, the father died of unknown causes. Stanley had been asphyxiated and Joseph had his throat cut and was strangled.
Local Ministers Hit Retention of Liquor Permits
Some Doctors Also Criticised By Resolution
Twenty-two Abilene ministers, attending the monthly meeting cf w»e Ministerial Alliance, adopted a res-! olution this morning expressing In strong terms “disappointment” that local drug stores which recently surrendered their medicinal liquor licenses had decided to retain them after they were returned to them by the liquor control board supervisor. Some physicians also were scored in the resolution.
Attending the meeting, in addi-i tion to the ministers, were Sheriff McAdams, Police Chief Hackney, County Judge York and District Attorney Otis Miller.
The language of the resolution ; follows, in part:
"Whereas it appears to be common knowledge that certain drug stores in Abilene and defeating the intent and purpose of the prescription liquor law which was and is intended for legitimate medicinal use only, and to be prescribed by physicians only as a medicine, in the regular practice of legitimate medicine, and where patients are suffering from bodily illness, and where alcohol is legally considered a necessity as a curative;
"And whereas it was reported in our papers that a number of proprietors of drug stores had. after the voters of the city and county registered their disapproval of the legal i sale of beer, handed in their per- , mils to the loca. authority of the state liquor control board, and they were returned to them by Mr. Coates (liquor board supervisor) on advise of his supervisor with the instructions that they mail them direct to Mr. Ford (administrator) of the liquor control board at Austin, and they decided not to do so. but to go on with the sale of liquor greatly to the disappointment of the citizenship of our towm and county who deplore law violation and drunkenness:
"And whereas these drug stores have become danger spots for the undermining of morals of our youth and embarrassment of our Christian schools, an encouragement of lawlessness ;
"And whereas certain drug stores have imported doctors who do not engage in the regular practice of medicine, but sit in these drug stores and write prescriptions for any and all who want liquor as a beverage, thus shov ing conspiracy and a collusion between them and the proprietors of these drug stores;
"Be It therefore resolved;
"First: that we condemn in the
strongest terms the proprietors of such drug stores....................
"Second: that the example of
disrespect for law which they set before the youth of our city and I the thousands of young people attending our colleges is unworthy of j . . . respect for law and orderly I government.
“Fourth; That any and all drug
PEAK WHERE BODY WAS FOUND
Here is the upper portion of North Sandia peak near Albuquerque, N. M„ with the arrow pointing toward spot, back of trees, where the oody of
youthful mountain climber Richard Whitmer was found and where searchers were hunting Madill McCormick, Whit-mer’s companion.
Ballinger Health Resume Search Officer is Dead For McCormick
Funeral For Dr. E. R. Walker, 73 Set at 5 Today
Pessimism Grows Among Searchers For Boy s Safety
BALLINGER. June 27 —(BpiI— Al BUQUERQUE N M June 27-Dr E R Walker 7”. cav health ^'-An army of weary men launch-officer here for the past 30 years. *d a fresh assault today on the died at his home Sunaav shortly I rain-washed heights and nanking
FDR to Hyde Park
Burglary Case Is Solved Quickly
A Sunday night burglary of the Vt A. I Ane re5irience, 1173 South 14th, had a quick aftermath in the filing of complaints against two men in Justice Theo Ash's court this morning.
Charged with the burglary are William McMahan and Bort Moore They waived examining trial, and bonds in each case were set at $750
Lane reported to police that loot had included boots, cowboy hat. dress shirts and other articles of clothing All was recovered, officers said.
Golfer to Marry
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 3.
I Who is this governor who has annotine'd his candidacy for the U. S. senate”
2. Why did cries of "shame” rise in the British parliament when th# prime minister spoke of British bombing of natives?
3 I* the American Medical association sometimes referred to as (a) a “closed corporation,” (b) “th* most conservative private democracy” or (c) "America’s Medical Institute"?
4. What South American country has Just Inducted a new president? What is his name?
5. Germany has said she will not *rktw>wledge Au tuft s debts. Ti wa rn Im se?
ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S TRAIN. FFI ROUTE TO HYDE PARK. N. Y., June 27.—</P)
—Delays at Wilmington, Del., caused Presider. Roosevelt today to OMAHA. Neb., go directly from that city to his National Amateur home at Hyde aPrk N. Y. Johnny Goodman
Tile chief executive had planned to attend the Poughkeepsie rowing day sweetheart,, regatta this afternoon here Wednesday.
June 27.—(A*)— Golf Champion of Omaha, and Miss Josephine Kersigo. his school-wil! be married
lf Gettysburg Were Fought Today
. , . you would read every line your newspaper punted about it, every day
But in 1863 the “fog of war” would have prevented your imper from getting a complete, clear picture of what was going on.
Today, 75 years aiterwards, the fog has lifted
Today, a blow-by-blow story of the battle, as bv a correspondent on the ground with the invading army, has been written bv Dr. Douglas s. Freeman.
Doctor Freeman is editor of the Richmond News I cader. He is author of the four-volume Pulitzer prize biography, "R. E Lee ” He is regarded as an authority on the military tactics of war
In hts “dispatches," while maintaining the viewpoint of a correspondent with the Confederate army, he brings to vivid life America’s greatest deadliest battle.
“Bulletins" from northern headquarters round out the picture of the ba’tie.
Read Doctor Freeman’s brilliant dispatches, starting Tuesday in the Reporter-News.
See MINISTERS, Pg. 9, Col 5
Ballinger Doctor Sells Oats Held For 28 Years
BALLINGER, June 27 -UP) —Dr. W. B. Hailey, physician of Ballinger, disposed of the last reminder of his horse and buggy practicing days when he sold eight bushels of oats held since 1910.
The gram, part of IOO bushels bought 28 years ago, had been stored in a rat-proof bin at his home here. It brought 15 cents a bushel.
ABILENE and vicinity: rartly cloudy tonight and Tuesday.
West Tex*? Partly cloudy, probably local thunder*howrr» in aouth portion tonight and Tueaday, warmer in north portion tonight.
Psst Texas: Partly cloudy tonight ann Tut aday except unsettled In extreme aouth portion, probably local showers in Rte Grande valley.
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Sat, nuht and Sun morning 2 2» inches Since first et yenr lo (LSO a rn lh* st inch** Totaj same period la-t year .. 7.15 inches
Normal since first Of year 13 65 Inches Highest tempo, alure ye.terdav 82
I.o u est temperature th* mo ruing . .68
after noon. He had been ill several months, his condition had become critical in the past few weeks
Funeral was set for 5 o'clock this afternoon at the family home with the Rev. Dwight A Sharpe, pastor of the Firs: Presbyterian church officia'ing. Burial will be in the Evergreen -cemetery. Jennings Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. B C. Mann and Mrs. L R. Mauldin of San Angelo, and Mrs L. P Boynton of Midland; two brothers, Major General Kenzie W. Walker of Washington D. C and Dr. Havrien Walker of , Salem. Ore ; and two sisters Mrs. A. L Fuller of Ballmcer and Mrs. A L. Rurford of Texarkana.
Dr. Walker was born in New Orleans and was graduated from Tu-lane university there in 1889, He ’ practiced medicine a’ Weimer until 1905. moving from the^e to Ballin-I Rer.
BAIRD. June 27 —(SpL— Final tabulations of the recent vote for construction of a county hospital shows 'he issue earned by a major-I tty of 95 votes.
canyons of mile-high Sandia peak, hoping somehow to break the five-day mystery surrounding the fate of mountain - climbing Madill McCormick, wealthy publishing family scion.
As the fourth day of Intensive search dawned, increasing pessimism was evident among the foot-sore, muscle weary searchers, who battled heights, scorching sun, and mountain lightning storms over the Sabbath in futile hunt.
The body of Richard Whitmer, McCormicks climbing companion on an ill-fated expedition smarted last Wednesday, was found Friday on the rocks under the 2,000-foot sheer face of the peaks topmost cliff, known as “The Shield.”
Since then, an army of searchers augmented to 350 men. have found no trace of young McCormick
Although she has been at the scene of the search continuously since last Thursday, Mrs Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, Medius mother, was again with the searching forces today.
She did not retire until after midnight, holding council with veteran Colorado mountain climbers at the Simms ranch to map today a search.
Illinois Officers Corner Bandits In Farm Yard
Father and Son Held as Hostages By Pair in Flight
JOLIET, 111., June 27—(AP) —Two outlaws who terrorized parts of Indiana and Illinois with gunfire and kidnapings reached dead end in a Deselm, IU., farm yard today, one slain and the other wounded.
Approximately IOO peace officers of the two states were in on the kill which climaxed a 20 minute flurry of sharp fighting.
Sheriff John Stack of Kankakee. J 111., said the wounded man identified himself as Orelle J. Easton, 25, of Valley City, N. D„ and named his slain companion as his brother, Clarence Easton, 27.
They were trapped In a cornfield when their car became mired after they perhaps mortally wounded Indiana state Policeman Ray Dixon, 28, near Laporte, Ind., last night.
They kidnaped three men and a4-year-nld boy, In their flight arross two states.
Two hours before they were shot In a fierce gun battle, the desperadoes had kidnaped James Novy, a farmer, and his four-year-old son and held them as hostages while they attempted to pierce a police blockade.
Police had barricaded all roads near the northern Indiana - Illinois border after the bandits shot Dixon and then kidnaped tw-o Indiana deputy sheriffs whom they released unharmed eight hours later two mile* west of Cook, Ind.
AMT AGE 2 ESCAPE
I Novy and his son escaped when the gun battle started.
In their spectacular all - nlgtf? dash, the gunmen exchanged shots with a state police car at Symerton and a village policeman here before j their car finally became mired. Deputy Sheriff Clinton Craig and Jesse Burton dosed in on the bandits as they clambered from their stalled automobile. Novy and his son fled in one direction and the gunmen In another, seeking refuge in a cornfield.
Craig and Burton cornered Clarence behind a com crib.
“Shoot me!” Clarence challenged, “go ahead and shoot me, there—here, right in the heart."
“Ile pointed at his heart,” Craig said, "and then started to pound his chest. He kept waving his gun. We ordered him to drop the gun. He refused so I shot him thiough the heart. Burton and I then ‘tarted chasing the other bandit and as we were leaving, Clarence grcaned:
“Don’t leave me here to die Shoot me again and get it over with’."
• We went away. however" Craig said, “and finally got the other one. When we re in ned to the crib, Clarence w as dead "
Burton wounded Orelle
Budge is Victor
WIMBLEDON. Eng.. June 27— —Don Budge, playing in true championship form, continued hts parade through the All-Bigland tennis championships field today by defeating F Cejnar of Czechoslovakia 6-3 6-0, 7-5 in the quarter-final round.
Mary Duke Biddle, 18, above,
heiress to the Duke power and tobacco fortune, married Dr. Josiah Trent. 23, of Okmulgee, Okla., whom she met on the Duke university campus.
Lake Abilene is Up Three Feet
Rainfall at Dam Totals 3 Inches During Weekend
Hardest rain on the watershed in several years pushed the level of ake Abilene up nearly three feet yesterday.
Rainfall at the dam was measured at 3 inches for the weekend, while the entire watershed in the southwest part of Taylor county and in Nolan county had drenching rains from 2 1-2 to more than 5 inches.
Elm creek, emptying into the city reservoir, was running bank full Sunday morning but the stream h»*d reeded considerably tod iv.
C^ty water department reported today that Lake Kirby caught little or no water from Saturday night s fall which was gauged 2 29 inches in Abilene. The rain brought the year's precipitation to 20.87 inches here— more than eight inches above normal for the period to date. Total for the month so far is 5.56 inches.
Lytle lake, east of town. was full today and water was running over the spillway Sunday, Most tanks throughout this sector were filled, assuring plenty of water for pasture lands this summer.
2 and Half Inches Fall in Callahan
BAIRD, June 27.—<Spl)—Callahan county was soaked by a slow-falling rain Saturday night and a torrential downpour Sunday afternoon that totaled 2 1-2 inches.
Threshing of wheat, oats and barley already in the shock wnll be hah cd for several days as field are soggy. There was practically no damage as the combines and reapers had finished theiT work. leaving only grain that is In the shock, unharvested.
Tanks and creeks of the county are overflowing, assuring a splendid water supply for the summer months, and the precipitation will ! Just about make a feed crop and greatly aid all other crops and veg-, etables.
BALLINGER, June 27— (Bpi)— Jeanette Spreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andv Spreen. has been selected to represent Ballinger at the Coleman rodeo, July 13-16
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Revelations of the widespread activities of spies from many foreign countries in America are contained in a series of four articles by Thomas M Jo linac n, author of “Our Secret War,” who is an acknowledged authority on international espionage.
Bv THOM VS M. JOHNSON
(Copyright, 1938, NEA Service, Inc ) WASHINGTON, June 27 -There are more foreign spies from more foreign countries active in America today, than ever in our peacetime history.
The furious set ret service eruption that is .spending $>0,000,000 yearly on 100,000 spies has overflowed from Europe to our shores.
We are being caught in the vicious circle of rivalry and fear that causes nations to send against one another spies who but inflame the rivalry and fear.
That Is the startling revelation ol the federal grand jury inquiry now going on, about a New York na? spy ring. The fascist powers are stealing our delense secrets not only to compensate for their weakness in military rfcw materials and overawe European democracies, but to villi ’he liar the) Hunk they ma)
ABOVE: Uncle Sam’s Achilles heel, the Panama Cana! so vital to oftr defense* is the prime objective of foreign spies This «ir
view of the Pacific side shows, :n the foreground, a fortified Island,
ha\e to fight with those democracies, allied with the United States.
Yet among our most enthusiastic would-be democratic allies is Soviet Russia, which does more spying, sabotaging and propagandizing in this democratic country than all the fascist powers.
The spying is conducted in devious ways, sometimes with connivance of America i communists. Reds, like fascists, nave received secret plans of our defensive Achilles heel, the Panama Canal, as the war department recently found out to its astonishment and promptly cracked down with new and drasti secrecy regulations.
Our military intelligence gets reports on red agents or sympathizers I in tile ranks forming “cells,” and the communists admit their revolution cannot succeed until the army | is honeycombed. The navy attributes to reds several all-too-success-ful attempts to sabotage Its new cruisers.
That the reds recruit spies here wa. revealed by the Switz spy ring in Paris that had stolen plans of an American tank, and the Jacobsen ring in Finland, both with sev-4ml American member?, women inset SPIES; I’g 3, Col. 5