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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas G) '© • »®{)c gttnlene Reporter —"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,’’-Byron VOL. LYU, NO. 288. tomhlrt rrwa UPI ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. CHM PNM (UPI PRICE 5 CENTS HAPPY DAYS IN HAMLIN AGAIN rn, Flood Waters Set Mountain Moving Again Another Storm Hovers As Toll Mounts To 159 IN WOODS' OFFICE State School Official Indicted Extortion Of Funds Alleged On HSU Prexy'* 70th Birthday— MAYOR PROCLAIMS OFFICIAL SANDEFER DAY These pictures show why Hamlin people are feeling a lot better. Recent rains have filled the municipal lakes: top photo, locking southwest across the up per lake. Middle view, look southwest across the upper lake. Bottom view', east across the lower lake. With Supply Lakes Filled By Recent Rains, Hamlin Plans lo Avoid Future Shortages HAMLIN. March 5. — (SpU — Hamlin'* municipal water reservoirs—both    ironer    and lower lakes—are full. Recent rains have stored a supply sufficient for approximately a year, perhaps longer, and have given the city officials opportunity to concentrate upon surveys and detailed examination of the matter of extending the capacity and facilities of the city water system. Meanwhile after a good many misfortunes relative to water supply. the people of Hamlin are busy preparing for new and beautiful lawns and flower beds, and the community likely will resume its annual cleanup campaign and beautification contest. exist as to use of water by private residents or commercial users. The fact that both the upper and lower lakes are full is not to stop the work of the mayor and city council in their attempt to solve permanently the water problem The officials recently retained W. A. French, Abilene, well-known engineer. as consultant in this work. Whether improvements will consist mainly of building of more. or larger, lakes by placing of dams across small streams near the city. or development of an additional supply more removed from town, with pipeline connection, has not been decided. Dry California creek near Hamlin is recognized as one watershed that might be site of another res- No limit or other restrictions now ervoir. FRANCE REPORTED OPPOSING HIKE IN SIZE OF BATTLESHIPS Larger Ships Would Put French On Spot In Europe With Hitler, Duce LOS ANGELES. March 5—(ZP1)— Elysian park's moving mountain apparently given new impetus by heavy rains, began moving in a new section today, causing police to order persons from seven homes and three business places. A crack opened for a distance of 300 feet and about 11-2 miles west of the slide which recently wrecked Riverside drive. The flood death list stood at 159, with 63 identified and 22 unidentified dead, and 74 reported missing. Estimates of public and private property losses climbed fo $60,000,-OnO. ASTRONOMERS MAROONED Eleven astronomers were marooned at the Mount Wilson observatory by highway washouts, but reported plenty of food on hand. Many hundreds are still homeless being cared for by the Red Cross and others in schools and churches. Many have no homes to return to and some are like Frank RI ta no, Mexican laborer in an Orange county community, who had rather not go back to his home. Frank’s wife and three children were swept to their death, their bodies found in the mud last night. Rehabilitation of homes and stores and highways and bridges In the five hard hit counties is going forward slowly. NEW STORM LIKELY To the thousands who are so engaged. today’s weather forecast was disheartening. A new storm area is forming off the coast, the weather bureau said. Business in Los Angeles was proceeding normally little by little, roads, communication lines and railroads were being repaired. Other sections, however, still were isolated. The Santa Ann river, which raged over its banks at Santa Ana and Riverside, was going down today and no further damage was expected. Waters in the San Fernando valley lowlands, where IM special police have been pressed into service to hunt for bodies, were receding also. Camp Baldy—on the mountain so clearly visible from Los Angeles * when snow-covered—was wiped out. Hundreds, sheriff's reports said, were marooned there. Other groups were reported marooned and suffering in San Gabriel, Big Tujunga, and Soledad canyons. From the flood control station at Big Tujunga, came this appeal today: •’We need bread, milk, candles and coffee. We need gasoline for our stoves. No groceries." There are at least 25 people at Big Tujunga. all sleeping in the one tiny remaining cabin. Mud, silt and debris—piled six to eight feet deep in some sections of the Anahelm-Ful-lerton - Atwood district—may cover bodies that never will be found. Citizens of Abilene have been called on officially t o do honor to Dr. Jefferson Davis Sandefer on the occasion of his 70th birthday, next Sunday, March 13. In a proclamation issued yesterday, Mayor W. W. H*ir pointed out that Dr. Sandefer. president of Harriln-Simmons university, is now the dean of college and university presidents in Texas in point of continuous service. The proclamation follows: To the citizens of Abilene: Whereas. Sunday, the 13th day of March. 1938, will be the seventieth birthday of Dr. Jefferson Davis Sandefer; and Whereas, he has been president of Hardin-Simmons university for twenty-nine years; and Whereas, he is now dean of all the senior college and university presidents in the State of Texas in point of continuous service; and Whereas, he has devoted his life to the cause of Christian education and service to mankind; and Whereas, he is a most beloved and distinguished citizen of Abilene, West Texas and Texas; and Whereas, the Abilene Alumni association of Hardin-Simmons university in his honor have arranged a reception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Hanks. 898 Sayles boulevard on March 13th from 3:00 to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon; Now, Therefore, I. W. W. Hair, mayor of the city of Abilene in response to the request of said Abilene Alumni association and of many other friends of Dr. Sanderfer, do hereby proclaim March 13, 1938, as Jefferson Davis Sandefer Day in Abilene and I respectfully request his friends in Abilene and from everywhere to call upon and honor him with their presence and to express to him their appreciation and friendship. (Signed) W. W. HAIR. Mayor of Abilene. WINNER AGAIN DR. SANDE! ER FOR FRIENDSHIP PACT— Britain’s Terms To Duce Coates Assails Nazi Bargain Next On List Groundwork Laid For Talk With Hitler, Envoys LONDON, March 5 — Pi—Great Britain, having proclaimed to the world the vastness of her armed might, tonight sent her terms for friendship to Italy and prepared demands to Germany as the price of a general European appease- Memory Volume Blamed By Prof: He Forgets Class WASHINGTON, March 5.—(JF)— I At the London naval consultations News that France is acting as a now ^ progress, France is holding brake on    the rush    of    the    Unitedly the movement toward bigger „ 14 .    '‘    ,    ships,    it was revealed. Secretary of k v,?    Britain    to    build larger    state    Hull is studying developments battleships came today from    reliable    there    before scndlng instructi0ns to official and diplomatic sources. Farm Meeting Slated Monday Sudan and sweet sorghums, if not used for grain, silage or syrup, may be counted as soil conserving crops under the 1938 farm bill, according to County Agent Knox Parr. That point and others will be explained by Pair in a meeting open to the public in the city hall auditorium Monday night, and in 15 other meetings to be conducted next week by Parr, O. W. Ewing, assistant in soil conservation, and County Committeemen B. H. Pritchard and Walter Hammond. The meetings will be held to inform farmers of the contents of the new bill, preparatory to a referendum Saturday in which cotton growers will determine whether or not cotton proauction nuotas will be set. QUOTAS IN ACRES Quotas, should they be set, will be in form of acres rather than bales. An article in Saturday morning s Reporter - News stated that each farmer would be allotted a certain number of bales of cotton, but this was incorrect. The farmer would be allotted a certain number of acres, should quota-setting be approped, on which he could raise any amount of cotton possible. Monday afternoon county and community soil committeemen of the county will meet at the courthouse to arrange for community meetings to discuss the new bill and for holding of the referendum Saturday. the American delegates. France has problems of her own which are now coming to the fore, officials said. She hesitates to grant permission to Britain and America to build larger battleships because of the effect this would have in Europe. Fear Levine Boy Thrown In Lake Officers Draining Water For Search The earl of Perth, British ambassador to Italy, left for Rome with full instructions from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Viscount Halifax, the foreign secretary who succeeded Anthony Eden who resigned rather than deal with dictators immediately on a ‘‘practical’’ basis. The groundwork also was laid for parallel talks with Germany through a conference yesterday of Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Germany, with Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Berlin. REARMAMENT PLANS These were expected to get under way actively when von Ribbentrop. former German ambassador to London, comes here Wednesday to take leave of his post and also to see Chamberlain and Lord Halifax. At the same time the prime minister has disclosed how far Britain has pushed her jnammoth rearmament program in a year and what still is to come. Chamberlain has shown the government may spend even more than the originally-planned $7 -500,000,000 for the five-year defense plan instead of trimming rearm- HOUSTON. March 5—(AV-Dr. Frank A. Pattie, assistant professor of psychology’ at Rice in-stitutute. came back to school today after his class took a holiday when he failed to show up. The assistant professor explained that he was so immersed in in absorbing book he forgot to attend his class. The book, ha said, was a work on the Improvement of the memory. Dallas, Wichita Debaters Win Local Teams Go To Finals Only To Lose Own Meet Liquor Traffic 'Sit-Down' Will Be Employed lf Agents Persist Drive on sellers of liquor in Abilene and surrounding counties was carried out by John Coates* district supervisor of the liquor control board, last week when he filed 32 cases in four counties. “Sale of liquor by taxi cab drivers and maintaining an open saloon in Abilene has got to stop,” Certes stated. “We are going to stop this liquor traffic if we have to use ‘sit-down’ methods.” The "sit-down'' method was used by Dallas agents to stop sale of liquors from nightclubs and cafes recently. Drug stores in Abilene are furnishing drivers of taxi cabs with liquor and they deliver to all parts of town, the supervisor said. “After closed Edgar Ellen Wilson Is Charged; Wood Claims Politics Behind Jury Action AUSTIN, March 5— (AP)— Miss Edgar Ellen Wilson, sec-ond assistant state school superintendent, was charged with extortion in the collection of fees and misapplication of publio money in two indictments returned today by the Travis county grand jury. One indictment accused her of unlawfully collecting fees for supervising, examining and grading papers in connection with college entrance examinations and the second charge she converted to personal use money belonging to the state. 15 YEAR OLD PRACTICE State Superintendent L. A. Woods said on his return from a national education meeting that the departmental practice for which Miss Wilson was indicted had been in effect for at least 15 years. j “‘On the very face of it,” he said. “the whole thing smacks of a political scheme, x x x at no time in the past 15 years have these ; examination expense charges and I accumulation of this money been considered as public funds; yet a woman in public service must be charged by grand Jury indictment with a misappropriation of public funds. Repeating, surely the citizenship of this state will see the high hand of designing politicians i in these charges.’’ Woods said the small sums I forming the basis of the indictments were collected from college applicants to pay the cost of grad-I ing their examination papers. The I department hires outsiders to do ; this grading, he explained. BOND POSTED Miss Wilson made bond of $1,000 tonight. She was alleged to have extorted $117 from six individuals during 1 1937 In connection with the college entrance examinations, and the second indictment listed funds totaling $578 09. ranging from $1 to $71, which It said were "unlawfully and fraudulently misapplied and converted to her own use.” A house committee which investigated the department has not concluded its work. The name Largent Is known wherever Herefords graze. Its promlence was much In evidence at San Angelo Saturday, where the Largent Herefords carried off chief laurels in the fat stock show. Willie Joe Largent of Merkel is shown above. French To Set Up Big Defense Fund PARIS. March 5.—(ZP)—Without dissent, the French parliament today laid the foundation for a $325 -000,000 defense investment fund after sn appeal by Premier Camille Chautemps for a united front i    VkI    against    "Europe’s perils.” the drug stores .re closed the J AddrtMtn    Thimbn    of de- drlver. 'accomodate liquor users by    radical-socialist    premier getting bottles from bootleggers, K Coates added. NEW ROC HEI .LE. N. Y., March 5. —(ZP)—Uncertain whether hoax or terrible truth confronted them, New ............... York police turned to a Bronx lake ament    anticipation of the suc- today in search of the body of 12- I CPSS of hls foreign policy, year-old Peter Levine, missing since pbp new defense estimates, how-February 24 and believed to have ever. took into consideration pos-been kidnaped.    sibility of slowing down rearma- Distracted by the possibility their ment if Chamberlain’s approach to son was dead, Murray Levine. New ^he fascist and Nazi rulers should York attorney, and his wife waited succeed. Th-    u’rmiH    h-th-f    rv-rmonv    I at home-    th« search would How much confidence parlia- do«M?S£^ * fruitless ftnd Peter ™ul<*    ment places in thus possibility puts in war    I turned for iwO.OOO ransom    probably will be shown in debate ents in war, also would build them, it was said, and Fiance would have to do likewise. COMPROMISE France is willing to abide by a limitation of 35,000 tons on battleship size, but wants Germany (now bound by treaty with England) and Italy (not bound by any treaty) to do the same. France is offering a compromise suggestion. She says, let the London naval treaty of 1936 stand ax among the United States, Great Britain and France, and keep its limitation of 35,000 tons in effect. At the same time let a new treaty be written whereby che United States and Britain could build larger battleships for their Pacific fleets. France argues that if the mightier warships are made necessary by Japan's reported construction of such craft, then they should be confined to the Pacific. The new treaty would state that the super-dreadnaughts were designed for the Pacific and not the Atlantic or Meditent.nean and could not be used in those seas. Lawn Man Hurt Charlie Griffin of Lawn suffered a crushed foot late yesterday afternoon when run over by a truck near Lawn, where he was working on a WPA project. He was brought to the Hendrick Memorial hospital for medical treatment. Doctors said he was not gravely inbred. Search of the lake followed police receipt of three anonymous telephone calls from widely separated parts of New York City. Acting Captain William J. Sullivan said the messages which sent the police to Indian lake in Crotona park might be the work of a hoaxer, but they would be investigated nevertheless. probably Monday in the house of commons on the defense estimates for the 1938-39 fiscal year starting April I. Insurgent Air Raids Continue Both boys' and girls’ debate teams of Abilene high school survived four rounds of their sixth annual speech tournament Saturday only to lose in the finals. North Dallas high school, represented by Ben Ramey and Ralph Phelps, was awarded the boys’ debate crown in a split decision. The judges voted 3 to 2. UNANIMOUS VERDICT Wichita Falls’ girl debaters gained a more decisive victory, winning a 5-0 vote. Its representatives were Burma Mae McH&m and Constance Booth. Their coach was S. M. Baber. Abilene speakers, nevertheless, captured three first places in speech tourney events. About 300 students participated in the meet. Decisions won by local entrants were. Junior boys’ declamation, Wood Butler; senior girls' declamation, Wanda Mae Clements; and girls’ extemporaneous speech, Eleanor Bishop. Winners in other divisions were: Junior girls’ declamations. Mary Frances Barnes of Anson; senior boys’ declamations, Donald Griffin of Midland; and boys’ extemporaneous speech W. C. Estes of Lubbock. McCaulley first Abilene's debaters were George I Washington and Homer Montgomery; and Freelin Shoemaker and RAPS OPEN SALOON The supervisor further stated that the drive on open saloons was going to be carried to the limit. "We have been working undercover for the past 30 days,” Coates said, “But are now ready to break several cases.** In addition to the thirty-two rases already filed, and Coates plans to file several more next week. Filing of padlock proceedings against three Abilene places will be made Monday, along with the filing of possession of one car, the supervisor said. called on the nation and parliament to unite and carry French economic, financial and military powers to its highest point. He asked the chamber for unanimous approval of the cabinet’s bill to create the investment fund and urged public subscription to it. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS 8WEETWATER—Oil Belt Teachers’ association will hold its annual __ .convention here Friday and Baturin Nolan county 13 cases were day EASTLAND—Eastland county Will vote on the beer question Saturday. The county is now dry, as a result of an election less than a year ago. The Saturday election will be on the question of legalizing 4 per cent filed, Taylor 13, Coke 2 and Runnels 4. Little Hope Held For Hurt Motorcyclist 1 Mabel Bird. Their coach is Comer HENDAYE.    FRANCE. AT THE    clay. Coach for the declaimers is SPANISH FRONTIER. March g - ! Estes Polk. On    the    lake    bank, drawn in the ! (ZP)—Insurgent    air bombers made re-    The Abilene boys eliminated Mc- snow.    was    a    message:    peated raids on Barcelona, capital of    caulley in the first round, beat "Find Levine boy    in    middle    of    government Spain, today while    op- J lake.”    posed armies pounded each other A crudely made arrow pointed    to-    I in artillery duels on most of    the wards the lake.    fronts. FIRST IN CITY- Abilene, Growing In Importance As Wool, Mohair Center, Gets Commission House See SPEECH MEET, Pf. It, Col. 5 The Weather Little hope was held last night for Robert M. Duckworth, 2243 Hardy, motorcycle rider critically injured yesterday morning in a crash at North Fourteenth and Pine. Doctors had placed him in an oxygen tent in an effort to aid respiration. He had never regained consciousness since the accident. Critical head, chest and arm injuries were the extent of his wounds. Duckworth was riding north on Pine when he collided with a car driven by A. N. Volger of Hawley. Volger was going south and made a left turn at North Fourteenth, according to traffic patrolman's report. COLORADO —The Colorado Fat Stock show will be held April ll. — ----*    -    . SNYDER.—Annual meeting of *t the Chicago International. Most Area Herefords High At Angelo Largent Animals Take Off Three Championships By HARRY HOLT BAN ANGELO. March 5—Th# ideal baby beeves may be found in Mason and McCulloch counties, but cattlemen attending the seventh annual San Angelo Fat Stock show today were convinced the greatest Herefords have strayed far from the refreshing waters of Concho river. After watching cattle shown by C. M. Largent Sc Sons of Merkel, Wimberly Hereford farm of Sweetwater, Frost's White Hat ranch of Blackwell, and D. F. Maberry Sc Sons of McCaulley receive blue ribbons in today's breeding cattle division, there was no doubt as to center of great cattle. Largent Sc Stevens of Brownwood also showed winning cattle. The veteran showman, Willie Joe Largent, was the major winner today, showing the champion and reserve champion female and the grandchampion bull, Publican Domino 66th, which received a loving cup presented by the Standard-Times. Last year Largents main herd bull, Publican Domino 10th, was named the outstanding sire of Texas and received the trophy. FORT WORTH NEXT The champion female shown by Largents was Mary Ann, champion Baptist churches in district 8 will be held in Snyder March 17-18. ODESSA.—Ode&sans will vote March 22 on the proposed city charter, which would provide for the city manager form of government. STAMFORD — Stamford, beginning Wednesday, will hold a weekly trades day. The inaugural event of the winning animals were shown at the International and at the Kansas City American Royal. From here they will be moved to Fort Worth for the Southwestern Exposition. With exception of Largents and Wimberlys, today was first 1937 appearance in the showring for many Wednesday is expected to attract exhibitors of the Abilene and Sweetwater sections and they all made good showings. Cattle from Jack Frost s White Hat ranch made their most impressive record. Boys from Coleman, Coke and gee SAN ANGELO, Pg. IO. Col I large attendance. COLEMAN.—The Coleman County Educational association will meet in Coleman Saturday. ODESSA.—The annual Odessa Livestock and Poultry show will be held March 24, 25 and 26. J. L. King, formerly associated with Southwestern Peanut company, is announcing the opening of a new wool and mohair commission house in Abilene. The first of its type in the city, King’s business will be known as the Lone Star Commission company, and is located on South Eleventh at the Abilene and Southern railway crossing. The plant Is new and modern, with a complete stock of wool bags, fleece ties and twine. King said that he would furnish a negotiable receipt, covering all wool stored | in the house, on which the banker should make liberal loans when immediate cash is desired. The I warehouse is bonded and insured, j Connections are being establish- j ed with larger wool buyers of the I eastern markets, and King says j that prices obtainable in Abilene will be as satisfactory as those received anywhere in the state. King came to Abilene from San Angelo in 1922 after serving as serretary-treaxurer of the San Angelo Light and Power company I ABILENE AND    Vie INT!’:    Fart lr cloud> Nunda*. W KST TUX ASI Fair. colder ta *ou«h-ea»* portion Sunday; Monday fair, war- 1 mer in wr»: and north portion*. KAST TEXAN; Fair. colder la earn and •oath portion* Munday; Monday fair, warmer In north portion. Moderato lo froth norther}' wind* on the conal. OKI. A HOMA: Fair Nunda* and Monday, warmer Honda*. NKW MFAHX):    Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday; little chance In temperature. HEATED VERBAL EXCHANGE- Allred-McCraw Feud Breaks Out In New Blast E. LEE    j Craw s friends over the unexpect- 5.—(Ai—Gov. ed big breaks they feel have come James V. Allred and Attorney his way the past two weeks. They General William McCraw heaped did not ask the senate general in- Bv HARRELL AUSTIN, March Ranee of temperature yesterday: A. M. •0 ............. •a ............. A9 ............. ss ............. ft 7 ............. CS ............. a* ............. a* ............. IMI ............. AS* ............. 6« .......... Noon    64 HOI R I I 3 4 A d 7 a • 10 11    ............. Midnight ...... s» Highest and lowest remneraturc* lo • p. rn. yesterday, Art and 46; -ame date a year ago. 49 and 44. Sunset ye* ie ray.    6:40;    tuarU*    today. T;00; * unset today, 4:40. P. M. Oft •4 Hi an aa Od (Ii 49 46 fuel upon the Texas political fire today with another of their wordy battles. Allred, who has intimated he might personally essay the task of stopping McCraw in the latter’s race for governor, loosed a sharp attack upon McCraw wnicn immediately brought rejoinders from the attorney general and Carl L. Estes, publisher mentioned in All-red s statement. The outbreak of statements failed to dim the jubilance of Mc- vestigating committee to turn its gaze on their leader but were frankly pleased at the results. Allred’s press statement criticizing McCraw was interpreted by observers as an indication that mate reactions.” “I don’t believe you can Judge,’ he said, whats going to happen by what happens the first day or so after a show.” Hie governor denounced McCraw for assertedly attempting to muster support solely on wisecracks and grandstand plays. “The people like a good show all he still was strongly considering ■ right,” he said, "and the attorney standing for a third term. Asked if he did not believe Mc-Craw’s cause had been helped by the proceeding and subsequent “blow-up” of the senate committee, Allred replied that ‘‘immediate reactions are not always ulti- general staged one; but the people are not interested in electing a comic opera governor. They are interested in what a man has done and what he stands for. With them See ALLRED, Pf. IO, Col I ;