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Texas Weekend Accident Toll Lists 18 Dead
Highway Mishaps, Drownings And Shootings Lead
By The Associated Press
At least 18 persons died in automobile accidents, fires, drownings and shootings in Texas during the last week-end.
W. O. McIntosh. 63, of Denison,
victim of autombile accident north of Richardson.
Mrs. Lena Keller, 60, of Seguin, fatally injured in a truck-automo-bile collision on the new Seguin ^ highway, I" miles west of San Antonio. . „
Dr and Mrs. H. K Hinde of San Angelo, killed in an auto crash near Fort Worth.
H. W. Ov ens, 20, and L E. Tennists, 23, McCamey, injured fatally when their automobile crashed into a bridge six miles west of Mertzon on highway IO.
Sarah Cowan, 20. Temple a student at the Texas State College for Women. Denton, injured fatally when the automobile in which she rode struck a bridge near Greenville.
Elwavne Thorensen, 16, of McAllen, killed In an auto-truck coition at a street intersection there.
Jessie L, Patrick. 44, San Antonio shipping clerk, who fell from the window of an eighth story hotel room. It was adjudged Milcide.
Juan and FTorenticm Mendez, brothers, shot to death in an affray at Taft in which Constable O. J. Moody and Pablo Mender, brother of the dead, were wounded.
Charles K Krook, 46. San Antonio stock broker, found shot to death. A justice of the peace returned a suicide verdict.
Luis Guerrero. 20, of San Antonio, killed in a shooting in a beer parlor, in connection with which a youth was held.
Peter Attalah. 70, San Marcos grocer, found slain in the rear room of a building where he had his store. Sheriff M. M. Wren said he found a brick, wrapped in a sack, and an empty wallet In the house.
Bill Brennan, 60. of San Antonio, •^rowred in the San Antonio river.
Andrew Howard. 14. Fort Worth, drowned In the Clear Fork of the Trinity.
Burton c Thigpen. 31, of Houston. whose charred body was found in his fire-gutted apartment.
Mrs. Lena Toscano, 59, found dead in a house in San Antonio by-firemen battling blaze.
Writer Held For Annoying F. D. R.
NEW YORK. March 21.-(UP)— Lester David O’Dell, 35, a letter writer of uncommon ability, was under arrest today for having w'rit-ten letters to President Roosevelt.
O'Dell's letters, police and secret service men charged, contained threats and demands for money. His smooth style disturbed Mayor F. H. LaGuardia two years ago, they said, but the mayor didn’t prosecute because he thought O Dell was a crank.
The letters written to the president were read by Magistrate Irving Ben Cooper, but were not made public. After denouncing O'Dell as *'a clever, shrewd, cunning type, vicious to the extreme." Cooper held him in $5,000 bail for hearing March 30.
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Harry Hines May Make Race For Governor
Crowley Demands That M'Craw And Thompson Resign
AUSTIN, March 21—(UP)— State Highway Commissioner Harry Hines of Wichita Falls today said the suggestion that he enter the governor's race is “tempting'' and that after conferring with friends he will soon reach a decision.
Simultaneously from Washington Karl Crowley of Fort Worth, solicitor of the postoffice department and tentative candidate for governor called on Attorney General William McCraw and Railroad Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson to resign their present offices or withdraw from the race for governor.
Gov. James V. Allred announced
MORE U. S. FIGHTING SHIPS—
Billion-Dollar Naval Bill Passes
FOR FUN OR FOR KEEPS—
MARBLE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD APRIL I FOUR DIVISIONS PLANNED
The kids who play for fun and 1 the ones who play for -keeps’’ will compete in a city marble tournament Saturday, April 2, at the Cen-
But unlike the "wildcat" league where the biggest and toughest boy makes his own rules, the tournament will be supervised with the champions winning medals donated by the Crowell Jewelry company.
There will be no steel balls used for shooting or “lagging’’ says Jim Edwards, supervisor of the WPA recreation playground in Abilene
Four divisions will equalize the tourney. Classifications will be: midget, first and second grades; juniors, third and fourth grades; intermediates, fifth and sixth grades; seniors, seventh grade Rules of the American Marble Player’s association will be used.
I More than 400 school kids have al-i ready started practicing for the with the ground, and this position championship tournament, Edwards must be maintained until the shot
House Approves Measure, 291-100
46 New Warships, 22 Auxiliary Vessels And 950 Airplanes To Be Authorized
said. Play will start at IO a. rn.
Rules say that a boy with a heavy marble to lag with and a ’ dead-eye" to shoot with will not be allowed this advantage. The same
of three will decide the winner Lagging will be held before each
conduct th.t cfi uses so many WASHINGTON, March 21.-(AP)-The house approved fights—fudging—will not be allow- overwhelmingly today the administration’s billion-dollar naval
ed. A player shall be required to expansion bill.
shotUCotherThan the^ag ™ At "least Speaker Bankhead announced the roll call vote for passage
one knuckle must be in contact was 291 to IOO.
Final passage came after defeat of a republican attempt to send the bill back to the house naval committee with instruc-
schools. Marbles can be made of
any substance except metal and | marble used to lag for the first
.. . , cannot be more than six-eighth* of shot will be used throughout the
Saturday night that he would not Rn inch Jn dJameter ; tourney. The best two games out
seek a third term. | __- .--
Crowley, himself reported to be a prospective candidate for governor of Texas, made his charges
in telegrams to the two Texas of
ficials. He filed the telegrams after Gov. James V. Allred of Texas announced he would not seek third term.
Crowley gave no indication of whether he would seek to succeed Allred. He told reporters, however, that any announcement in this regard would come while he is in Texas—there he trill go "in a few days.”
is completed The ring will be IO feet in diameter and all play is within the ring. A cross will mark the center of the ring. and this will serve as a guide for placing the marbles. One tar-
See MARBLES, Page 6, Col. 6
Final Ginning Figures Show ; 1937 Cotton Crop Largest Ever
18,241,726 Running Bales Produced Pest Season; Texas Total 4,947,099
Grandfather Of 23 Dies In Chair For Killing Five
BELLEFONTE. Pa., March 21.— (UP)—Martin J. Sullivan. 72. father , of 12 children and grandfather of 23. was put to death In the electric chair at Rockview penitentiary early today.
Sullivan was a policeman of Duquesne, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Persons who had known him for years said he always had been exceedingly vain. As age crept up on him and began leaving its marks. Sullivan began wearing a toupee. Later he took to rouging his cheeks, and in his last years of freedom he used lipstick.
School children called him the “funny corner policeman.’’ It made him angry for anyone to notice that he was an old man pretending to be young.
In 1936, the parents and relatives of Antoinette Vukelja, 12, chared that he had made a sexual attack on her and had him arrested. There were court hearings at which the Vukcljas pressed their charges and Sullivan denied them.
Tie night of Dec. 17, 1936, Sullivan took his service revolver and went hunting for the witnesses wha had testified against him. He killed Mrs. Mary Vukelja. AntoineHe’s mother, Milan, her brother. Mrs. Laura Bacon, a social worker, and Joseph Benda and his wife. Helen.
That night, police saved Sullivan from a mob.
J In the death house he spent his last weeks receiving visits from his children and grandchildren.j
Crowley called upon McCraw and Thompson either to resign their offices or withdraw from the governor's race.
"The people of Texas unquestionably resent the high offices of attorney general and railroad commissioner being used to slug any business interest," Crowley telegraphed McCraw. “The propaganda that is being spread that the governorship is to be bought by the foreign corporations spending millions of dollars can only be quieted by the resignation of yourself and Commissioner Thompson from your respective offices or withdrawal from the governors race.’’
WASHINGTON, March 21.—(IP)— 153 equivalent 500-pound bales, ex-TThe census bureau reported today , elusive of linters, final ginning figures of the 1937 cotton crop, placing production at 18,241,726 running bales, or 18.934,-
Lower Income Surtax Asked
HULL HOPES FOR ADJUSTMENT OF MEXICAN OIL WAR
WASHINGTON, March 21 — (UP)—-The American government favors and is encouranging an amicable adjustment of the difficulties between foreign oil interests and the Mexican govem-Secretary of State Cordell Hull said today.
The crop is the largest ever produced. It compared with 12,398.882 equivalent 500-pound bales In the men^
1936 crop, 10,638,391 bales in the 1935 crop, and 14.667.000 bales, the
(1928-32) average. Here-1 Hull said the United States is
tofore the record was 17,978,000 bales, produced in 1926.
The department of agriculture In its final estimate of the crop in December placed indicated production at 18,746,000 equivalent 500-pound bales.
Round bales, counted as half
WASHINGTON. March 21.—<*6—, . ....
, . T« i, . bales, included in the figures total-
A tax expert of the United States 326 425, compared with 282,262
BROWNWOOD. Mar. 21—(UP) —
Attorney General 'William McCraw merely laughed today at charges of I
Solicitor Karl Crowley of the post- J pears of vindictive taxation must
chamber of commerce forecast three billion dollar increase in federal relief costs and a billion loss in estimated revenue today unless the tax system is revised.
Ellsworth C. Alvord told the senate finance committee:
"Industry must be unshackled.
office department that McCraw was forcing financial and other support for his campaign for governor of Texas.
McCraw made no comment in answer to Crowley's charges.
President Thomas H. Taylor of Howard Payne college introduced McCraw before the student body as the next governor of Texas.’’
be removed. The use of our tax system as an experimental laboratory must be abandoned.”
for 1936. and 94,53 for 1935.
American-Egyptian cotton included totaled 10.968 bales, compared with 17,551 for A»36, and 17.619 for 1935.
Included in the total were 59,331 bales which ginners estimated would be turned out after the Mar. canvass.
The ginning* by states in running bales and equivalent 500-pound bales follow:
Alabama 1,566 038 running bales
The chamber’s witness, a former and i 635,776 equivalent 500-pound
treasury employe, said tax bill pending before
seriously concerned over the possibilities inherent in the situation in Mexico. He said this government is hopeful some adjustment of the differences between the oil companies and the Mexican government may be worked out on a basis of fairness to all.
He said he hoped some such adjustment be reached before a stage too highly acute and complicated was reached.
He said he had held a lengthy telephone conversation with American Am bas ador Josephus Daniels at Mexico City today.
Hull acquainted Daniels with this government’s attitude and position in the oil controversy. He said the government is trying to serve the best interests of the American people and the Mexican people in encouraging an amicable adjustment of difficulties.
Hull said he was fully acquainted with the terms of the Mexican law governing expropriation.
Hull Indicated that this govern-
tions to eliminate the provision for three new battleships. The bill now goes to the senate.
The measure authorizes construction of 46 new warships. 22 auxiliary vessels and 950 airplane* which President Roosevelt said were needed "specifically and solely because of the piling up 9! additional land and sea armaments in other countries.”
The recommittal motion, offered by Representative Church (R-Ill), a member of the naval committee who has opposed the program since its introduction, was defeated by a vote announced by Speaker Bankhead as 276 to 114.
The new warships, estimated to cost $731,095,000, include three battleships, two aircraft carrier*, nine cruisers, 23 destroyers and nine .submarines.
The 22 auxiliary vessels, include five destroyer tenders, three submarine tenders, ll seaplane tenders and three repair ships. They would cost approximately $246,451,000.
Officials estimated the 950 airplanes, which would give the navy a minimum of 3,000 planes, would cost $106,000,000.
The bill also authorizes the navy to spend $30 000.000 on experimentation with small, swift "mystery" ships, aircraft, bombs, torpedoes and other devices of war. A fund of $3,000,000 was earmarked for construction of an airship to replace the Los Angeles and with which the
1 See NAVY BUX Page 8, Col. 8
Two Dead, 5 Dying After Auto Crash
SUFFERN. W, Y , March 21.—(TP) —Two persons were killed, five were reported dying and an eighth victim ( was seriously injured today in a head-on crash between two automobiles on a curve.
Edward Trek, 24. of Stony Brook, N. Y., son of a well-to-do automobile agency owner and Arthur Osborn. 41, of Monsey, n. y„ were ; killed.
Police Chief Joseph Vilord of Suffern said lour Osborn children were not expected to recover.
Vincent Reilly, 23, of West Haverstraw, driving with Teck, suffered a fractured skull and internal inju-I ries. He was reported dying.
Three Kidnapers To Die Tonight
MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va . March 21.—(if)—The flip of a coin means minutes of life today for one of three convicted kidnapers, but heads or tails, they all go to the gallows.
The three: Arnett A. Booth. 46, John Travis, 25, and Orville Adkins,' 25. all of Huntington. W* Va.—-were convicted of the kidnaping last November I of Dr. James I. Seder, former mis ionary and 79-year-old retired dry leader.
Warden C. M. Stone explained that the state penitentiary here had only a double trap and that it was decided the condemned men should toss the coin to determine which two should die simultaneous-
the house )5R]eSi Arizona 309.795 and 312.501. the com" Arkansas i go8,237 and 1,914,557. mittee made decided improvement* california 725.880 and 741.582. Florin existing tax laws but "didn t go lda 35^63 and 34 505 Georgia I,-far enough.’’ 474 603 and 1.506.547, Kentucky 15,- 1 ment felt that Mexico had acted
Alvord asked complete abandon- , 41Q’ and 15 472 Louisiana 1.050.836 somewhat hastily in decreeing ex-ment of the "undistributed profits j and j 103 Mississippi 2.559.427 propriation of the foreign-owned tax" theory, saying "the present d 2 689 915 ’ Missouri 388.510 and oil properties. H<* said the hope law drives capital into tax exempts 395 45g New Mexico 153.182 and had been entertained here that an-and prevent* its investment in new 155’769’ North Carolina 780,028 and other and more usual course of enterprises.” | 780 922’ Oklahoma 755.984 and 762.- action would be adopted-* course
970 South Carolina 995.231 and I.- somewhat akin to receivership for 022.340, Tennessee 632.948 and 660,- the oil concerns ra*her than the
Seek Traffic Lights
COLORADO. Mar. 21 — (Spit — Recommendation that traffic lights be installed on Colorado’s main street has been placed before the city council by the traffic safety committee of the Colorado chamber of commerce. Tile committee is composed of Thos. R. Smith, G. W. Whitaker, Jcroid Riordan, and A. D. Kiker. The matter has been I taken under consideration by the 1 council.
1. A maximum rate of 15 per cent on incomes of corporations, with lower graduated rates for those with an income of $25,000 or less.
2. A maximum 12 1-2 per cent rate on capital gains, or rates graduated from 15 to 5 per cent over ten-year period.
3. A maximum individual surtax rate of 40 per cent instead of the present 75 per cent.
4. Retroactive removal of "a few of the most glaring mistakes of the undistributed profits law.”
Jap Troops Drive Toward Hsuchow
SHANGHAI. March 21.—(UP) — Japanese troops, in an effort to crush Chinese resistance on the central front, drove with all their pow er today toward Hsuchow. key city on the Tientsin-Nanking railroad IOO miles north of Nanking.
Japanese vanguards, supported by fast moving artillery, fought to within 30 miles of Hsuchow and laid down a barrage against 10.000 Chinese entrenched at the intersection of the railroad and the Grand canal, dispatches from the front said.
005. Texas 4,947.099 and 5.158,412, Virginia 40,147 and 40,307, ail other states 3,008 and 3,186.
'EDR Ultimatum Given TVA Chief
WASHINGTON. March 21 — (AP)—President Roosevelt gave Chairman Arthur E. Morgan of the Tennessee Valley authority today the alternative of withdrawing hi* charges against hit TVA colleagues, or tendering hi* resignation.
extreme action of expropriation.
Hearst Retiring From Active Work
NEW YORK, March 21.—(AV-William Randolph Hearst. 75 and "conscious of the uncertainties of life.” is relinquishing active business management of his vast publishing and financial holdings.
The publisher has appointed Clarence J. Shearn, former New York supreme court justice and for years his personal attorney and po-I litical protege, to reorganize and I consolidate his ramified business interest*.
In his new post Shearn will act as voting trustee of the publishers
Armistice For Spain Unlikely
Unconditional Surrender Of 'Reds' Demanded
BURGOS. Spain. March 21—(UP)
—An authoritative source at the seat of the nationalist government here told the United Press today that there "is no possibility of an armistice unless it is a prelude to the I New
unconditional surrender of the international Marxists carrying on the Spanish civil war.”
The same source pointed out that the idea of an armistice implies sus-
British-ltalian Accord Looms
Rumors Of New Wars Slacken In Europe Today
By The Associated Press.
The world’s wars surged on today but Europe* rilmor of new wars slackened.
Predictions of an early British-ltalian accord became a splash of cheerful color on the European panorama after two hectic weeks of anxious, somber 1 douching and repainting.
Informed persons In Rome predicted the British-ltalian accord would be concluded by Saturday to include these provisions:
British support for League of Nations recognition of the Italian conquest of Ethiopia; withdrawal of all italian combatants from the Spanish civil war; absohm withdrawal of Italian forces from the Balearic island,*.
Poland and Lithuania, near armed conflict last week^ planned i to patch up an «'.cs railway Uw ae they could resume friendly communication, non-existent for nearly 18 years.
There were rumblings of discord in Lithuania, however, with two cabinet members tendering resignations and students calling a 10-day period of mourning over tho capitulation to Polands army-backed demand for normal diplomatic and commercial relations.
Germany, still digesting Austria, informed the League of Nation* that her new province "no longer is considered” a member of tho league.
A mysterious roundup of Soviet citizens was underway in Russia— apparently an effort to insulate the suspicious regime frofi unwanted foreign contacts. Recent disappearances and arrests included a secretary of the Moscow office of the York times and several Rus-
Hl'LL HORRIFIED WASHINGTON. March 21.— (IP)—Secretary of State Cordell Hall today voiced the "sense of horror.” of the entire American people over the slaughter cf Spanish civilians in Barcelona by nationalist bombing planes.
The president, at the third White stocks in American Newspapers.
sian employes of the United States embassy.
The Spanish insurgents, straightening out their front for another big lunge toward the sea against suffening government resistance, occupied a triangular piece of territory south of Alcaniz. They still were more than 40 miles from the coast.
In china, Japanese assault troops failed to crack Chinese defenses along the ancient Grand canal 18 miles north of Suchow, rail center and the key to domination of the I Chinese central front—if the Japanese can grab it.
The push on Suchow from the north along the Tientsin-Pukow railway went into its second week with heavy losses on both sides.
CALENDAR SAYS IT'S MARCH 21
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page —
1. Identify this noted prisoner. Why did he recently make a speech outside of prison.
2. The Interstate Commerce Commission authorized an increase in most freight rates of from 5 to IO per cent, but the railroads wanted a larger boost. True or false?
3. In a recent Mediterranean naval battle, who lost a cruiser —the Spanish insurgents, or the loyalists?
4. Has Czechoslovakia alliances with (a) France and Italy, (b) Russia and Great Britain, or (c) France and Russia?
5. Did. the Bureau of Standards ask congress to define the inch r„s longer 01 shorter than tip present standard- How Muck? <9
But It Takes Old Reliable Mesquites To Prove That Spring Has Arrived, Says Little Man In Derby
House hearing on TVA internal con troversies. gave Morgan until 1:30 p. rn. tomorrow to state any reason he thought the president should not take executive action.
(Some congressmen have contended the president is without power to remove the directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, contending this right is reserved by the act of congress.»
The president. White House officials said, told Morgan that lf he failed to comply with his request he would move for his immediate suspension, or removal by executive order.
Inc., parent holding company the Hearst enterprises.
BY BROOKS PEDEN
"Yes.” answered tho little man in the derby, "I know. and you know, and the calendar knows that this March 21 is the first day of spring” He tapped his fork on the table, looked thoughtfully out of the window, and then continued "But what is much more to the point, for West Texans, is that the mesquite trees are shoving out their leaves That is what really makes the coming of spring official”
He sighed softly and ordered a glass of iced tea from the waitress, then continued to stare out the window'.
"You know.” he commented softly, moving the derby to the left side of his head so that he could scratch the space above his right ear. “you West Texan’s ought to do somethin big in honor of the mesquite trees.
f/ "No kidding, this business of the ce
ranchers getting up in axes instead enough, but in West Texas it s a
of arms and starting to eradicate the mesquites is a shame. Combined with the way the town is growing and no one setting out mesquite
"The least reliable indication
A EILENE and vicinity: Unwttltd And
cooler tonight and Tue*<l»y.
Went Trxa*: Partly cloudy tonlsht and in ; Tuesday: Considerably cooler Tuesday and in north and west portions tonight.
the world of spring in this country., East T,xa#; dn,-.tttad, prob.bIy
I believe I ve said something about er« on upper coast and *1 northeast por* j of particulars, trees in their yard, but looking for I this before, is the weather. Now just tlon ton;*ht *nd 1----------
- 1 . a *a . a wilt potrton tonight, *na norm %na west
Chinese elms or some other fancy i suppose that the young men let) central portion* tuesday.
New Trial Ordered For Col. McMullen
WASHINGTON, March 21.—</$*)— The United States court of appeals ordered a new trial today for Col. Joseph I. McMullen, once attached to the Judge Advocate General’s office, who wa* convicted in 1936 of accepting lobbying fees.
Colonel McMullen. a Virginian with 40 years of duty in the army, was dismissed from the servece in May, 1936, after being convicted in the federal district court here and sentenced to serve a six months Jail term and pay a $1,000 fine.
The court of appeals ordered a new trial on the grounds the trial court failed to clarify all issues m the charge to the jury, and erred in denying a defense motion for a bill
pension of operations to initiate negotiations, which procedure nationalist Spain regards as completely inadmissable. He said nationalist Spain would lay down it* arms only when there is a formal announcement of complete and unconditional surrender by the government.
Authoritative sources also char-| ,
acteried as absurd a report that ? Mar. 21—(UP>—Great
five unidentified emissaries, repre- 'J,*/” »» c <;an
senti,* an unspecified sect,on of **“» I™™ the republic, had crossed the na-
I Vatican Asked To Halt Bombings
tionalist lines at Teruel.
There have been cases of prisoners claiming to have special and important missions and hoping thus to insinuate themselves into the confidence of the nationalists. When they are assured they will not be executed or mistreated, they confess they are without authorization to negotiate.
lonalists against bombing raids on Barcelona, emergency loyalist capital, it was said authoritatively today.
The government, it was understood. suggested that the Vatican separately bring such pressure as it; could on the rebel government to end air bombing of unfortified towns.
Britain had protested separately against the bombings.
foliage in a few years the mesquites their fancy ‘lightly turn' every time are likely to become as extinct as a beautiful spring-like day happen-the dodo. ed along. Why the results would be
"And then, what would you do little short of cataclysmic.
Htgh.it t*mp«ratur. yesterday . Lowest temperature this morning
He sighed again and moved the derby back to the center of his head.
WHEN IS SPRING?
"No sir,” he started again, “it’s beginning to look like West Texans are forgetting just how much the mesquite tiees mean to spring.
"In the spring, a young man's
"Why along in November, Janu-: ary. or any other month when spring is supposed to be so far around the corner that you couldn-nt even smell her cornucopia, the young men would wake up to the ’ spirit of the day and start letting their fancy turn.
"Tile women, bless 'em, always: readv to make the most of such
fancy lightly turns—and, risht off situations, would stare responding
the bat. that brings up the question right away. They would go home at
of when is spring. Por some paris
of the country, the answer is simple J See SPRING, Pf. 3, Col. 4
Pry tVrmonv t*r Wat ih.rmom.t.r K.latlva humidity
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Records Set By Fat Stock Show
Abilene War Veterans Complete Plans For Entertaining National Commander
Plans for honoring Scott P. J dinner followed by a meeting of
FORT WORTH. March 21.—(UP) —The 42d annual Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock show closed 66 today with a record all-time at-J* tendance mark of 315,000 visitors ss during Us 12-day run.
JU Hugh Bennett of Port Thomas. 76 Ari*., was named "best all around g j cowboy” of the 180 entered in the . 6:42 rodeo. He received $1,156 of $15,000 39 offered in prizes and was awarded ss* 1 a pistol by Gov. Richard Leche of SI* i Louisiana.
Squyres, commander-in-chief of the I Veterans of Foreign Wars, were ( completed today. The chief visits I the Abilene organization tomorrow.
A delegation from the Abilene post will leave tonight to greet the commander at Cisco where he will spend tne night. Accompanying Squyres is Arthur D. Dodds of Dallas, department commander, and party.
In the morning the commander-in-chief will deliver a radio address over KRBC to be followed by a noon luncheon at the Wooten hotel. In the afternoon the official party will go to Wichita Palls tor a
overseas veterans at 8 p. rn. there.
Abilene veterans plan to greet Squyres with a motorcycle escort as he nears Abilene tomorrow morning. Members of the VFW from surrounding towns are expected for the luncheon. Tip Anderson, local commander, said. Following the luncheon will be an address by Squyres to which members, unable to attend the meal, are invited.
Colonel E. J. Littecr of Abilene, senior vice commander of tile Abilene organization, is in charge of the entertainment and arrangements of the meal.