Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1938.—SIXTEEN PAGES
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PRICE 5 CENTS
SOUTHERN AREA RAVAGED--
Waters Recede As California Surveys Flood Loss
Stabling Sells 56 Animals For S540 Average
Fabulous Prices Paid For Anxiety Bred Herefords
Bv HARRY HOLT
ROBY, March 3— Fifty-six line-
bred Anxiety 4th Herefords of Gud-geil-Simeon breeding sold for an
average of 1540 today in the annual auction sale at Hie John B. Stabling ranch, IO milos southwest
The average was highest in Texas since Ut May. 1937 sale when 182 head sold at the same ranch for $505 ground. Thirty-one females averaged $595 and 25 bulls averaged $471.
5175(1 TOP PRIC E
Wendell Menisci of Cambridge, N* b. topped the .'ale at $1,750 which he paid for a young herd bull, Domestic Uun,Lighted, calved May 9 1937, Tom C Mitchell of Marfa bought site second high-priced bull, Triple Domino 2d, calved July 22, 1935, for $890.
L, L. Kinder of Oklahoma bought the top female, Gentle Annie 17th. calved Feb. 22. 1935. with heifer calf at side, for $1,650. Warren Buckley of Plano, 111., one of the heavy buyers of females, uave $1,625 f 'r Mischief Maker 23d. calved July I 1932. Brook Hereford Farm of Brady paid $1,325 for Miss Capitola R, calved June 4. 1934. I. B. Cauble of P’2 Spring gave $1,200 for Blanche Mabelle R 1st, calved Der 4 1934
1.000 AT SALE Other leading buyers were Midland Farms of Midland, J. D. Scott of Culpepper. Virginia, Halbert Si H urger < f Mertzon, John Gist of Odessa. Dr. W J. and J. L Jenkins of Galveston, Mrs. Bill Merna ti cl rn of Amarillo and many others.
Ani oxirratelv 1000 persons,
MAN BURIED UNDER CABINS IN MUD SLIDE
shown abox* on side of Elysian P rk hill a’ Los Angeles were < arrif d 150 feet in a mud slide.
144 Missing And Dead, Hundreds Without Homes
Fear Death Toll To Be Higher When Other Communities Dig Out Of Mud
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, March 3—-Swirling flood waters receded tonight from stricken southern California leaving a toll of 144 persons dead or missing, thousands homeless and property dam age estimated in millions of dollars.
Hundreds of homes were covered by mud; highways, bridges and railroad tracks were washed away, the relief officials brought face to face with pressing tasks in caring for the homeless.
Authorities expressed belief the death toll may be increased considerably when flood-swept communities in five counties dig themselves out of mud and debris piled up by an unprecedented five-day rainstorm.
An accurate check on conditions in various outlying districts was impossible tonight 1-
because of disrupted communications and transportation, but officials here agreed that damage from the storm would
TWO PRIZE ANIMALS AT LOCAL SHOW
FLOOD FACTS AT A GLANCE
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attendcd the sale. Ten .states all sections of Texas were repined. Many of the cattlemen for Sweetwater to attend ‘he jai Sweetwater Hereford Breeder, Kl idav in which 63 ani-i w ill be offered. irs, address, price paid, animals bought and calving date follow
John Gist. Odessa, $725, Prince Mischief 14th. Oct. 3. 1935.
Wendell Mouse!, Cambridge Neb «1.750. Domestic Lamplighter, May 9 1937
L O Hudson Melrose. N M $950 Supreme Domino Mischief, April 21, 1937
Halbert A* Hoggett. Mertzon, $375,
See STRIBLING, Fr. 15. C ol. 7
'Heat Wave' Sends Mercury Up To 85
N w high temperature for 1938 was registered bv the Abilene weather bureau Thursday when 'lie mercury went up to 85 dgrccs br: ween four and (ive p, rn.
Previous high for the year had tx n registered in the month of January, when on the sixteenth the thermometer rose to 84.
Highest March temperature ever r< corded in Abilene was 98 degrees, on March LM. 1916.
Subpoena Issue Stymies Group
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committee invest General William Commissioner w ald "blew up" to after the clo.' a political campal ti
Tile abrupt ten quirv came who Hoi bro k of Galv com mitt e. and J derson aug hearing roc quorum.
They w< n mil tee dead issue new .«■ count part n Da Hat Clark.
Senators Ai ham and WI Ea tland voter The fifth cc Weiner; of i had sa id he b tors should quit
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EL PASO March 3.—hp detectives today sou th meanest burglars In town They stole $10 from Megna’s barber shop. anc ate th'' cheese from hts rat Megna said.
Weather Foils Airliner Search
Snow, Rain, Fog Turn Back Planes Seeking Lost Ship
FRESNO Calif. March 3 r
In Sherman Jail For Safekeeping
KMF KMAN, Mar h 3 — Jf* — J. W.
I leman. 29-year-cid admitted] .'laver of M non Taylor, McKinney j nu rye I" patrolman, was trans-f ired to the Hunt county jail at Cl null' tonight for safekeeping, a ii v he irs af er he was captured near Durant. Okla.
£ :.'riff Frank Wolfe of Green-v Ie said In* probably would be k-’pt th re “until the feeling dies down at McKinney." lh- v . (ii .re d with murdr- at Kinney and will go to trial prob-’ in April cr May, H II. Neuron, ( alin cc linty attorney, said
mount into the million!! of dollars.
ALL DANGER PAST
The storm, which piled up a five-day precipitation total of ll 06
inches in Los Angeles and was con- j Associated Press
slderably higher in neighboring foothill communities, passed northward today. Only occasional showers were predicted for the city and vicinity tomorrow.
Mayor Frank Shaw Issued a statement tonight declaring all danger In the Los Angeles area appeared past.
“We are at work on a preliminary estimate of damage to public and private property," he said, adding the work of rehabilitation already was underway “with every resource of the city government cooperating IOO per cent."
Mrs. Esther Chadbum, field representative for the American R<ed Cross, said reports from stricken areas where communication was possible showed 1,500 homes were uninhabitable. The Red Cross was caring for more than 3,000 homeless in Los Angeles county alone.
Of the known dead 24 were unidentified. The list of missing grew hourly, but authorities pointed out many of those now unaccounted for may show up safely later.
Many of the homeless were expected to return to their home* when the flood waters recede auf-flciently.
The homeless were estimated at
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Band's Fiat'S All On Car; It Arrives Laie
SO Cents Brought By Champion Lamb
John N. Simpson Jr., Sweetwater 4-U club boy whose lamb was champion of the Nolan - Faber county boys' livestock show in Sweetwater sold his lamb for 80 cents jitr pound to S. s. Shultz of Sweetwatf r. Tile audion was held Wednesday.
Yesterday morning's Reporter-New Incorrectly reported the sale price of the champion lamb at 8 cents per pound.
IN SURPRISE MOVE—
Jo ' plain ' ton :h luck" k pl the Haskell high school band from making a scheduled visit to the rodeo and stock show Thursday afternoon.
The bandsmen were to be among the honored guests at the afternoon performance En route ta \b:Ic::o one of the automob:’ v- carrying the group had four flats.
Riding in the car was the entire bass and trombone sect ions eight boys altogether Remainder of the group reached Abilene all right, but this carload was toe' late for the pcrfoi trance.
Director Joe Mracham phoned in his apologies la-1 ni Iv
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nearly 20.000 in the five affected counties—Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside. San Bernardino and Ventura.
All was silent in the delta land of the wildest river of the flood—the Santa Ana The last ten miles of its drainage area, one of the most productive regions agriculturally in the United 'n from ti taxi* ..b states, was a muddy lagoon.
. passed through There were no means of telling
what the life loss there might have 3 IO officers and pri- been.
led br bloodhounds, In the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Ful-hunt and this aftrr-n was nabbed as he long tile road to F rt. here a brother lives.
I Rickman made a muting he was the i j six bullets int,o Tay-en the policeman ap-taxieab which Rlck->mmandcered several i Dallas.
admitted robbing Hubert Dodd, a Mini attendant south of . and stealing an auto at Tu day night, i, unarmed, was nabbed a ince weat of Durant, tossed his pistol into a wa ti
a1 Ra tUBSH Win mr wa- roward for the apprehension and
I conviction of the abductors.
Los Angeles and IOO surrounding i communities stricken; known and I unidentified dead and missing total 144; estimated 20,000 homeless in five affected counties, Los Angeles. San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Ventura.
Water gradually receding from flooded areas of Los Angeles proper, with partial restoration of communication and transportation facilities.
Weather clearing last night.
Cloudburst - swollen Santa Ana river flooded sections of Riverside, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, and raged through rich agricultural areas of San Bernardino, River ade and Orange counties. Damage un-estlmated.
Six-day storm, reaching climax Wednesday,,left southern California countryside scattered with broken bridges, ruined highways, wrecked houses and inundated orchards.
For many hours yesterday metropolitan Las Angeles, comprising more than 2.000,000 residents, virtually cut off from outside world Power failure halted communication even by radio.
Train service between San Francisco and Los Angeles, halted 24 hours by storm, resumed last night with passengers being ferried by bus around washouts. Airline service between two cities resumed yesterday.
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Levine Again Makes Plea For Contact
NEW ROCHELLE. N. Y, March
3—I/p—a third appeal to the kidnapers of Peter Levine to "make contact ' was made late today by the father. Murray Levine, signalizing a disturbing lack of progress in the case on the eighth day of the 12-vear-olri boy's disappearance.
The kidnaping was brought officially to the attention of the state legislature at Albany, where assemblymen Robert J. Crews, a New
Two Doctors Stay At Pershing's Side
TUCSON, Aria. March 3 I Two physicians remained at the beside of critically ill General John J. Pershing tonight. Lieut. Col. S U. Marietta, army heart specialist having cancelled plans to return to San Antonio.
Why Colonel Marietta's plans were changed and what progress, if any, the general of the armies was making in his drive toward
recovery were carefully guarded secrets.
The physicians were more reticent than at any time since the early stages of the general's Illness. Only a 13-word bulletin came
from the bedside. Slimed by Dr. Roland Davison, it said:
“There has been no appreciably change in Genera! Pershing's condition since last night,’’
The bulletin of the previous night disclosed tile kidneys, which once ceased to function entirely
COWBOYS OF FOUR STATES CHAMPS AT ABILENE RODEO
Although Show Mo Box Office Smasi All Performers Get Pay At Finish
Abilene's i and livestoci to a close la witness at,'. rodeo clima:
Taylor Native, 59, Dies In Baird
show of a'I time, ’'ie I by the West T: ms F the largest and most < .nuances. Cowboy .s an ■how with superb o'.hi! — scampering eland steers set: wr - 'I: ,
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vr.rfc niiKiaan .... I and caused uremic poisoning, were
alongside Me road. to authorize payment of a $?0000 g1vmR trouble and described the kman told the off!- I t^raPs condition a* ".still seri
ous although there had been no actual retrogression.
ylor county, died ospral. She suc-ailment at 8:15
rod '-a cains av d ' o the even the tm horses ie that it i do their
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Chamberlain Aims At Anglo Nazi Accord As Negotiations Begin
near that alive.
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LOSS INTO FIVE FIGURES—
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By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 3—Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, trying to keep peace in a Europe arming for war, sought today to make a double barreled deal with Fuehrer Adolf Hitler of Germany and Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy.
Chamberlain's policy of dickering with dictators took its new exploratory turn when Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Berlin, saw Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop, the new German foreign minister.
Terse official announcements in : boti! london and Berlin said only j that the conversation concerned “subjects of interest to both coun- < tries."
But it was considered certain that
| Henderson and Hitler covered, among other tilings, tile vital tjues-j 'ion of ti- rman t mantis for I colonies and German aims toward Austria and Czeehoslcn akia whose I nazi populations are a dating for union with the third Reich,
Despite the official reticence, diplomatic quarters w ere a :n a.I on two points;
“I. Chamberlain was trying to revive the Locarno treaty which hi late half-brother. Sir A . tin built and Hitler destroyed by reoccupying the Rhineland March 7. 1936:
“2. Von Ribbentrop was likely to start the otficial conversations soon when he returns to say [foodbye to his former s af. as I Hiring am a -sador to London
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a .r battle to quench I lng roof of the Jones home, an- him in a modest furniture uphol-
(men labored until other call summoned reserve equip- stering business McCall
men! to a fast-burning home and j their loss at $350 furniture repair shop at Eighth and
streft<s* damaged by the flames. In the
The alarm left only the No. 5 wreckage,
engine at the Central fire station #■
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Seventy-three - year - old Eugene lon*in*s »lso burned.
McCall and the family of A. C. Two more calls, one a still alarm
-Smith lost their homes in the j likewise were received bv the fire
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Jones, an, Abl 'lit* capitah-t. deem co to est im i te the damage until an appraisal could bn mad*' turin ii , home is at 758 Sayles drive, a block-long stretch of fashionable residences immediately ponding block of
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Only charred shells of both buildings were left standing.
McCall lived in the rear of his secondhand furniture store, Into which he said two girls burst to J inform him the building was burning at the rear. He was able to rescue only one piece of furniture.
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Five pieces of equipment and 15 men were called to fight the I a radi0 cabinet. I
The alarm was received <*i must've had $50 worth of |
o clock v sterdav afternoon, stuff to deliver tomorrow," he ob-
Tv rn hours later, while firemen served mournfully.
* i! on the smoulder- I With Charles Carr who assisted j
department while the Jones residence was ablaze. The other was an automobile fire at 1542 North Third street. Firemen were summoned at 4:18 o'clock. Fire from a “short" in the wiring did slight damage. The car belonged to L. M. Snider.
Bill Baxter, a yardman, discovered tho fire at the Jones home. He advised a negro servant, who In turn telephoned the fire de-
See FIRES, Pg. 15, Col. 8
BAIRD, March 3
Till.*- Belcher I ama 59 years ago in Ta;, tom :ht at c cu mix'd lo o'clock
Mrs. Farr vin v. Farmer, lo county tax as cxsor game warden Their here the past 36 yea.
Fur: ral services v,
3:30 o clock Friday a!
First Methodist chm rites w ill be read bv I tori Wright church i Rev. J. w. Griswold of Clyde. Burial will be here in Ross cemetery.
Mrs Farmer was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Belcher, who settled in Taylor county in 1878. Her father died in 1920 and her mother in 1926. The family came to this section from South Bend. Ind .She was born October 12, 1878, at
| See MRS. FARMER, Pg. 15, Col. 5
Secreted In Jail
BERLIN, March Protes
tant supporters of The Rev. Matin Niemoeller were alarmed tonight as it became apparent that even his family did not know where he was being held in jail.
The militant pastor, who was freed technically last night after cor. vie Non on charges of opposing the nazi state by speaking against its leaders and violat ing pulpit regulations, was rearrested immediate- suance of $33,000 in bonds to Univ ' anee construction of a primary
The members of Niemoeller’s im- school and physical education build-mediate family were unable to learn lug Tile vote was: 223 for, 32
where he was detained. against.
JUMPING HORSE STUNTS
California Frank and his ‘umping horse gave an interesting <I -hioition. He was followed by tho world's greatest rodeo clown. John Lindsey and his trained mule.
Steer bulldogging, one of th© most dangerous and t nilling fea-
See RODEO, Pf. 15. Col. 5
School Bond Issue Voted At Lamesa
LAMESA, March 3,—(Sp!)—Voters of the Lamesa independent school district today authorized is-