Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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New Pay Hit As Humble s 10,000 Attend . .. ,Noodle Creek Well Heads Ballinger s 52d Stocks Hit New 38 Highs
Estimate Flow At Better Than 700 Bbls Daily
Discovery Finds Field's Third And Deepest Oil Sand
Estimated good for 700 to 1,000 barrels per day, Humb’a Oil ft Refining company’s second well ea“t of the Old Noodle Creek field late Wednesday headed oil naturally to open the third and deepest producing zone of the southwestern Jones country area.
Of FSFT TO TISHER WELL
The discovery, a diaconal southwest offset to the firm’* No. IIN, Irwin which opened Fisher county pay two months ago, had shown oil through a hole full of water earlier In the wee;:. It is known as No. I Riley Horton.
Six-inch easing. underreamed to 2,910 feet la’? yesterday, completed a shutoff of upper water and the well filled and made its first head within three and a half hours. The short flow was estimated at about , 25 barrels of oil, and was believed to have cleaned the well.
Production is from a pure sand which had been tentatively correlated as that of the Swastika— producing in the Chittenden dis-
Other nil news on page 7.
Rep. Bruce Barton Counsels Fellow Republicans To Capture FD's Faith
INDIANAPOLIS, June 29—<ZPh- I Rep, Bruce Barton jR-NY) said today the “mass feeling" of faith— whether ‘’well founded or ill-founded —in President Roosevelt was “the controlling political influence of our day," and advised the republican party to try to capture that faith for itself.
In a plainspoken keynote speech prepared for the Indiana state republican convention. Barton projected a party campaign program which would accept the new deal reforms deemed sound/’ but would put national administration back in the hands of a "republican party cleansed, chastened, rededicated to sendee.’*
He told the convention that to ignore the president’s popular appeal was “blindness; to inveigh against It is political insanity.”
rovery well to the northeast—and drilled from 2.915 to a total depth of 2.932 feet. Main porosity was tgged from 2.928 to 2,932 feet.
I it OO ACRE BLOCK
No I Horton is located 330 feet on* of the norther-? corner of section 40-18-T<vP survey, on part of a tots! assembly of about 13,000 p-rcv held bv Humble on the east tide of Hie Noodle Creek field.
Tensible drilled it* No. I Irwin into Fisher county lime saturation at 2,550 fee’ in April and obtained production of 90 barrels per day from the horizon, about IOO feet below that of the Noodle Creek pay,
No. I Horton drilled a slight showing of oil in the same horizon at 2.555-58 feet and deepened into water. It was drilled with spudder by Butler Sc Horne Drilling' company.
Humble is also drilling another wildcat in the same eastern Noodle Creek area, the No. I Dallas Joint Stock land Bank, approximately four miles to the northeast. The test drilled through dry Noodle Creek lime today and continued past 2,407 feet to test the Fisher county rone, expected about 2,500 feet. It is located 990 feet from the west and 4 458 feet from the south I’n-s of the M. Fragosa survey No. 267.
On the west side of the Noodle Creek field, results were awaited from a scheduled 5.000-gallon acid treatment on the Robert Oil Corder OIL, Pg. II. Col. 5
Rebels Try To Crack Valencia Defense
HENDAYE. FRANCE (AT THE
SPANISH FRONTIER!. June 29.-(A*'—'With a deluge of bullets, hand grenades, bombs and shells the Spanish insurgents attempted to crack the Valencia defense line today near its center, about 38 miles north of the seaport city.
Tile insurgents said Valencia's defenders were forced to retire. Government dispatches admitted the force of the attack, southwest of Ribesalbes, and the lass of several strategic positions.
JAPS BAN PRODUCTION FOR HOME USE OF COTTON GOODS
Act Designed To Boost Export Trade,
Fill Coffers To Fight Chinese War
Bv HELMAN MORIN TOKYO June 29.—(A* —Confident of her greatest asset in prosecution of the war on China—the patriotic temper of her people—Japan has tightened her economic belt again.
The government todav published a ban against production for home use of a long list of cotton and iron products.
Tile decree was designed in part to promote export trade, particularly ——■ ............... -......—- —■, in cotton textiles, without increas-
Dorothy Comer Beauty Choice
Becomes City's Representative In 'Goddess' Event
Dorothy Comer was awarded first place in the Booster club .sponsored bathing beauty revue before a capacity house at the Paramount theater last night. Thereby she automatically won the double honor of being Abilene's entry in the “Goddess of West Texas” cmpetition ni Sweetwater July 15 and the sweetheart of the Boosters.
Mis* Comer is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs, R. B. Comer. 1166 South Fifteenth, She was graduated from Abilene high school in June, was dub editor for the ac-bool annual, the Flashlight, and plans this fall to attend either CJ A, at Denton or Texas university at Austin.
The Booster club is making elaborate plans for her as club sweetheart. Her first official duty will be to accompany the Abilene delegation to Stanford July 4. Then comes the Sweetwater trip July 15, and the Coleman rodeo July 13, 14, 15 and 16.
If Dorothy wins the Goddess title, she will receive a one week all expense paid trip to Galveston.
Three other girls were also honored at the revue. They wrere Dot Ezelle, Betty Jo Bowman, and Lola Jo McCombs. Each was awarded second place In the opinion of the judges.
Judging was done by a group of five representatives from the Mineral Wells junior chamber of commerce. They were Harry Coulson, president; Conrad Brady, Wesley Barrett, Noble Glenn and Fred Brown.
Compress Sup'fr Slightly Improved
Condition of A. L. Stewart, superintendent of the Western Compress and Storage company, was reported as slightly improved last night by attendants at the Hendrick Memorial hospital. Stewart lias been seriously ill for several days of a streptococcic infection and underwent a blood transfusion Tuesday.
Prisoner's Beating Case Goes To Jury
WAXAHACHIE. June 29.—(ZP'— The case of B. B Black, former Ellis county prison guard charged with murder in connection with the fatal beating of a negro prisoner, went to the jury late today.
Black, taking the stand today, denied kicking or hitting the prisoner, Cedel Lambert, and said he tapped Lambert on the feet with a light stick to arouse him
lng imports of raw materials—a device to expand financial resources to meet war costs.
UUD EXCITEMENT The move brought wild excitement to textile markets as manufacturers fought to buy up raw cotton. Export manufacturers were happy but retailers—with a prospective, sharp curtailment of domestic sales—were in near panic.
The government declared the ban was “absolutely necessary” and, with a warning against hoarding or profiteering, announced a corps of “economic detective*” had been set up.
The government pleaded for calmness and assured its 70.000,000 people that present stocks of raw cotton would be sufficient to last this year and that stable fiber and synthetic products would be used for replacement thereafter,
Storm, Earthquade Plague Jap Isles
TOKYO, June 30— 'Thursday^ —
HP)—Japans worst storm in 60 years in addition to a heavy earth-quate today left a death toll of IOO persons, most of them in Tokyo and Yokohama.
A fraction more than 12 inches of rain fell between dawn and midnight Wednesday.
A cliff behind the Tokyo mansion of Baron Takakimi Mitsui crashed town on twelve houses burying 40 persons, ten of whom were known to have been killed. Ten others were killed similarly in Yokohama, and in Kanagawa Prefecture 26 deaths were reported. Forty deaths were reported in scattered regions.
The deluge broke every record since Japans central meteorological observatory was established 60 years ago Police said 150.000 homes in Tokyo alone were inundated with
See JAPAN, Pg. 14. Col. 4
Two Postmasters Die On Same Day
GREENVILLE. June 29.—UP —Death took two of Hunt county's pastmasters within six hours today.
Fred E. Horton, Greenville postmaster and publisher of the Evening Banner, died first.
Six hours later W C. Dowell, 67. Lone Oak postmaster, and president of the Lone Oak State bank, died in a hospital. They were close friends and had served approximately the same number of years in their federal positions.
South, Connelly Pay Tributes To County Pioneers
By HARRY HOLT
BALLINGER. June 29—Another Ballinger birthday wav observed today.
It was the 52d. The party—one of the many smiler gala occasions here —was well attended with a crowd estimated at 10,000 jamming streets and the courthouse lawn in late afternoon.
Among this group were 600 Runnels county pioneers and their wives and husbands who came to this section 45 years ago or longer It was to thane sturdy pioneers that homage was paid by principal speakers and members of younger generations.
Climaxing event for the oldtimer* was a barbecue at noon and a "pioneer” address by
Charles E. South of Coleman, representative from the 21st congressional district. In paying tribute to those of pioneering days in Texas. South said those in Runnels county are more forceful because they are sons and daughters of pioneers.
NEED MORE PIONEERS That there remains plenty of room for continued trail blazing was stressed by South and Senator Tom Connally, but in a new channel, J they added. South said pioneers are needed today in governmental affairs to break away from tradition and launch new programs with new ideas. Connally stressed importance of pioneering in the field of developing natural resources of the great United States.
“Optimists built towns like Ballinger, not pessimists," Connally said Runnels county today has two-thirds as many citizens as Texas had in 1836 when only 30,000 Anglo ' Saxons had ventured into this part of the southwest, he said. “There has been no automatic advance for ( Ute state or the nation. That must come of the people and it takes resource* of mind, character, patriotism and the will to go-forward, more so than the material resources we seek to develop." he ad I I. * QUEEN CROWNED Highlight of the day’* activities was crowning petite Wesley Jane Reese queen of the celebration tonight at the spectacular Ballinger [ historical pageant, a reproduction of th* history of Runnels county and Ballinger. A cast of 250—local talent—took part in the event which
See BALLINGER. Pg. 14, Col. 6
ONE TIME FOES MEET ON BATTLEFIELD
Willis Nominated For Van Nays' Seat
INDIANAPOLIS. June 29— AV-Indiana republicans today put their hope for November senatorial success in Raymond E. Willis, stocky, 62-year-old. country editor, choosing him over former Senator James E Watson and four others.
Meeting in state convention, they nominated Willis for the senate seat of Frederick Van Nuyl, democrat, who, tagged for retirement by the democratic state administration, has started a campaign for re-election as an independent.
Navy Building Begun
WASHINGTON, June 29— (ZP*— Th? navy started its billion-dollar fleet expansion program today by 1 assigning to four navy yards the construction of ten auxiliary craft expected to cost $23,000,000.
Dr. Overton H. Mennett (left», 89. national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and James R. Paul, 106,
EX-SOLDIERS CAMP ON OLD BATTLE SITE
GETTYSBURG, Pa., June 29,— (ZP)—More than 1.500 old soldiers camped together tonight where many of them met in battle 75 years ago.
Their tents, where the blue and gray fighting “boy*” of long ago laughed and chatted together, were within sight of the memorable battlefields.
Another 1,000 confederate and union veterans are expected tomorrow for the eight-day reunion. They will join state and local groups for informal get-togethers. Then, heroes all. they will be the honored guests of the formal observance of th* anniversary of the great ba’He, which begins Friday.
Today there were reminiscences. and “kidding" about the prowess of the confederate* or the Yankee*, but the onee-threat ning rivalry between the northern and southern veterans was forgotten.
All day long and far into the night the veterans streamed into town.
Anima*ed by the lively melodies of “Yankee Doodle,” and "Dixie." played by the U. S. army band, they stepped with new vigor from stations to their tented headquarters.
There some rested in easy chairs in the sunshine and cooling breezes. Others looked up old friends. They all felt “right at home."
Confederate veteran are shown at Gettysburg, Pa., where they came for the final reunion of the Blue and Grav. Thev are
looking over a map of the battlefield with Capt. W. J. Baird of the regular army.
LEGIONNAIRE DENIED PERMIT TO ANSWER EDUCATOR S SLUR
Ass 'n President Adjourns Meeting
As Doherty Seeks To Defend Legion
NEW YORK June 29—(TP—A night gathering of the National Education association came to an abrupt close at Madison Square Garden tonight when its president refused permission to Daniel Doherty, National American Legion commander, to addrest the delegates and guests.
Doherty had sought permission to answer NEA criticism of the Legion which arose from an article published in the Columbia university bulletin stating that the legion
controlled or attempted to control the activities of the NEA.
PLANS SPEECH TODAY The commander, who said he had obtained the right to make his address from Willard Givens, NEA executive secretary % after b'ung referred to G».*ns o Mis. caroline S. Woodruff, president, this afternoon, said he would give his speech before the convention tomorrow j morning
Some 15,000 guest* and delegate* had just beard Mayor I-a -Guardia, a legionnaire, appeal for a national education program when Miss Woodruff suddenly terminated the meeting.
The differences were brought into | the open when Teachers College of Columbia released a book-length thesis written by William Geller-mann. graduate student and also a legionnaire,
Sellcrman said the legion was “fascist" and acruscd It of being manipulated by a small group of special interests.
Feverish Buying Stirs Stampede On Wall Street
Burst Exceeds Performances Of Last Week
NEW YORK, June 29—(AP) —A stampede of buying exceeding anything seen in last weeks record breaking advance swept through the stock exchange today, boosting industrial shares to the highest average price since last November.
ORDERS FROM ABROAD
Failure of price* to run into a substantial sell-off in the two days I of wavering Monday and Tuesday attracted buying orders from all over the country and abroad, brokers said, by traders and Investors who missed the rise last week. Prices of share* in the nation’s leading companies shot up $1, 87, with a few volatile issue* up as much as SIO.
Trading in the stock exchange swelled to 2,658,690 shares, the largest since Oct. 29, and more than double yesterday’s turnover.
Brokers reported considerable purchasing by investment companies and from foreign sources.
The Associated Pres* average of 60 representative stocks today Jumped 12.10 to 546.90, swelling the cumulative gain for the past nine trading sessions to 21 per cent, one of the sharpest advances in such a brief period of time in stock exchange history, and boosting the level of the 60 stocks’ average to the highest since mid-January.
Exclusive of rails and utilities,
i th* peerage of 30 industrial shares
alone Jumped 82.90 tn 868.70, a new
ti lei. since last Nov. I.
Wa!! street analysts said ifkit
business news appeared wa* moderately favorable, but did not changa the business outlook appreciably. The market was betting heavily on continue^ Sexiness recovery the remainder of the year, they explaln-
^ed, encouraged by indications of a
LONDON, June 29,—*/P—Action change in the underlying business
in Rome and Burgos tonight raised trend in the past few weeks.
British hopes insurgent air raids on Many Wall street analysts were
End To Raids
Duce Intervenes To Stop Attacks On British Ships
ALBUQUERQUE. N M . June 29. — .p-The fate of Madill McCormick was clouded in uncertainties tonight as search for the missing 21-year-old publishing heir was abandoned on Sandia peak, where he dropped from sight a week ago today on an ill-fated mountain climbing expedition. Only a handful of forest services rangers and CCC enrollees were left in the fog-wreathed foothill as night fell.
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Abilene Woman Supplies Comple Ie Words To Sweet Adeline’
Succor to the S PEB S.QS.A. In ts plea for all the words of the bar-'lies' favorite, “Sweet Adeline,” came promptly from an Athenian yester-
Yesterday morning’s Reporter-Sews carried a United Press story In vhich the society for the Preserva-lon and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America tsked for the verses of the song to jublLsh in its official songbook. A ^•cmium of free membership certif!-:ate, “showing a shaving brush •ampant upon a hot towel,” was hared Et stake,
Mrs. W. B. Cogdell, 2235 South Jixth, gaited th* Reporter-New* of
fice yesterday morning and said she had the entire song When she was a small girl living with her parents at Hereford, two men from Illinois gave her the song.
“I don’t remember, but I guess they gave it to me,” she said, "because I used to lead my room at school in singing."
Here is the entire song as she read it to a reporter last night;
“In the eve when I sit alone a-dreamlng of days gone by, love to me so dear,
Theres a picture that in fancy 'oft appearing, brings back the time, love, when you
It is then I wonder where you are. My darling, and if your heart to me is still the same
For the sighing wind and the nightingale a'singing of breathing your own sweet name.
< Chorus >
Sweet Adeline, My Adeline
At night dear heart for you I pine
In all my dreams your fair face beams
You’re the flower of my heart,
"I can SPP your smiling face as when we wandered down by
the brookside, just you and I And it seems so real at i times 'til I awaken all vanished a dream gone by.
If we meet sometime in after years, my darling, I trust I will find your love still mine.
Though my heart is sad and clouds above are hov'ring, the sun again, love, for me would shine.’
Mrs. Cogdell went on to say that I she did not plan to send in the words to the society. Ever since she was given the song she has associ-
Sce ADELINE’, pf. 14, Cot 6 I
Gov. Langer Shaves Nye's Lead To 7,000
Nye Asks Probe Of Absentee Vote
FARGO, N D, June 29.—•/'J’*— Governor William Langer tonight continued to narrow the gap set up by U. S Senator Gerald P. Nye in the race for the republican senatorial nomination in the state primary as outlying districts reported.
Chi the basis of 1.994 of 2 260 precincts, Nye lead by 7,163 votes. The totals autre: Nye, 83,678; Langer, 76.515.
The majority of Lieut. Gov. T. H.
H. Thoresen, candidate for governor on Nye's progressive-republican ticket against John N Hagan, Langer leaguer, like Nye's was whittled to close proportions. In
I,040 precincts, the vote stood:
Hagan 58.873; Thoresen 60.072.
WASHINGTON. June 29.—<;P — Suggestion absentee ballots were used improperly in the republican senatorial primary in North Dakota Tuesday brought that contest under scrutiny of the senate campaign funds committee tonight.
Chairman Sheppard (D-Tex) announced that the request of Senator Nye <R-ND», all of the .state's county auditors would be questioned immediately on extent such ballots were used
Besides touching on the North Dakota situation. Senator Sheppard made the following statement:
The speeches of President Roosevelt supporting “liberal” candidates for congressional seats were exempt from the committee's investigation of the use of undue influence by federal officials in connection with the elections.
Says Produce Firm Sought Monopoly
SAN ANTONIO. June 28—<ZPV— All available “cooler *pace" for turkeys and poultry was rented by Western Produce company in the fall of 1936 although the space was far beyond the company's needs. Alvin Ballard of Cisco, independent poultry dealer who was then an employe of the company, testified at the monopoly hearing here in which the produce company is one of seven defendants.
The hearing was recessed this afternoon at the request of attorneys for the defense who asked additional time to prepare for cross-examination of Ballard.
Ballard also testified negotiations were entered into by J. P. White, head of the Western Produce company, a Texas subsidiary of Wilson and company which is also listed as a defendant, with
British ships trading with government Spain might be ended soon.
Informed quarters said Sir Robert M. Hodgson, British \ na mer-Gal agent at Burgos, would arrive in London tomorrow bearing a pro-pasal from Insurgent Generalissimo Franco for establishment of a neutral port through which non-military cargoes could enter government territory.
RAIDS SOT DELIBERATE These sources Mid Franco’s note also would state that British ships have not b*en bombed deliberately. Hodgson will confer with Prime Minister Chamberlain and Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax before a reply is drafted.
Informed persons expre*sed doubt Britain would accept Franco's terms. Some quarter* pinned their faith on Premier Mussolini'* intercession with Franco on behalf of "legitimate" British shipping which was disclosed in Rome.
Another factor in the tangled situation was the sudden ordering of the British destroyers Imogen and Isis from Gibraltar to Mallorca, Franco's Balearic island air base.
While warships may visit Mallorca at any time, the move was construed widely as a "gesture" for the benefit of Franco and to quiet anti
surprised and confused by th® speed of the recovery, and were busy studying business reports.
While acknowledging business gains have been slight thus far, optimism over the signs of a change in trend was high. It was hoped that with the improved position of Inventories. strengthening of business confidence and the stimulus of government spending the autumn months would show a much different business picture Nevertheless, some market analysts remained cautious.
Suggest- Apprentice Period For Engineers
COLLEGE STATION. June 29 —
(/P*—Graduates of engineering schools should be compelled to work four years before they are granted state licenses, the powerful engineers council for professional development recommended tonight after a three year study.
Hearing Set July I 5 For Hamby Oil Field
companies and turkey dealers in an effort to secure a monopoly for his firm in handling the 1936 turkey crop.
Commoner Forces Action On Summons
LONDON, June <ZPv—'Thirty-
year-old Duncan Sandys, in a stirring conflict with Britain's war secretary, today forced quick action to determine whether a military summons against him constituted “a gross breach of privilege” against the house of commons in which he sits.
The house privileges committee started consideration of whether an army tribunal had the right to order the conservative member of parliament to appear for questioning tomorrow as a territorial army officer.
Both commons and the army are inquiring into the background of the Sandys case which revolves about a leak of anti-aircraft defense information on which Sandys had framed a critical question to be put to War Secretary Leslie Belisha.
AUSTIN June 29—(ZP'—The railroad commission today ordered a
hearing in Austin July 15 on special
conservation rules for the Hamby
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small produce chamberlain clamor in the British j counties.
Vets III At Reunion
GETTTYSBURG. Pa. June 29 —
• .'Pi—Physicians said tonight James P. Hamacker, 94, of Aledo, (Parker C l Texas, tare of 12 Civil war vet-erans hospitalized today during the army airplane last December 7. The blue and gray reunion, was "as well president signed a bill for complete as can be expected." Hamacker settlement of the accident in which suffered a shoulder injury. Most Captain F. A. Abelino. Mexican of the others suffered from over army officer student at Kelly Field, exertion. I Texas, also was killed
WASHINGTON, June 29 — *P)— The government will pay Spencer D Albright, Jr., Austin, Tex.. $3,500
for death of his two-year-old son and damage to his house by an
SOUTHWEST OF MERKEL—
Butman Picnic, Rodeo Swings Into 2-Day Schedule This Morn With Speaking Program
BUTMAN June 29 The annual * rodeo Many leading performers are
Butman rodeo and picnic will get j expected for the event. They will , , . go from here to Brady Stamford
underway for a two-day *' and | and pecos for rodeos in those town* Thursday morning at the school during the July Fourth celebrations. More- grounds of this community, IO miles j Speaking by candidates will con-southwest of Merkel, sume the morning program In the
--„— -| Feature spots 0n the program will I evening there will be special pro-
Hatcner Quits Race be the rodeo each afternoon. A full gram*, including community sing-
schedule will be run off, including ing.
DALLAS. June 29. —(ZP)— W. calf roping, wild cow milking, For years the Butman rodeo and
Gregory Hatcher today withdrew bronc riding, steer riding and wild picnic has been a meeting place for
as a candidate for railroad commis- mule riding Sig Faircloth of Ran- residents and former residents of stoner, citing his "financial in- per and the Butman ranch are fur- Mulberry canyon and surrounding
ability to meet the enormously in- nishing the livestock. communities. Sam Butman Sr. Is
creased costs of making a state Jim Cook is arena director and president of the event He is one or race" as the primary cause. i Lem Dudley us manager of th® | the first settlers of this section.