Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LYU, NO. 344.
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ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1938-TWELVE PAGES
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ROAD SHOW PREPARATIONS COMPLETED—
SCHOOL QUEEN TO RECEIVE CROWN TONIGHT
Which of 12 cellophane-clad princesses will get the thrill of her high school career tonight when she is crowned queen of the road show was the question of the hour In Abilene high school today as finishing touches were put on preparations for the school’s biggest entertainment feature of the year.
“Her Majesty” was selected by the student body In a popular vote several weeks ago, but only Mrs. Howard Miller, who counted the votes and has charge of the coronation scene, knows her Identity. Tonight, as the opening act of a colorful parade cf high school dramatic and musical talent, she will be crowned.
Then, mounted on her throne, with her escort as king, the reigning sovereign will review a series of acts ranging from song and dance numbers to a realistic reenactment of "Snow White and the
Music and dramatic departments of high school have combined to produce a program of rapidly moving. highly entertaining numbers which are due to justify the road show’s claim of being the biggest attraction of the year on the high school stage.
Included on the program will be numbers by the boys quartet, violin trio, glee club and orchestra along with Hawaiian, tap and acrobatic dances, Mexican songs, an accord-ian duet, a tumbling act and a number of other novelty arrangements, all climaxed by the adventures of “Snow White.”
The 12 high school princesses are Nadine Dees, Fay Grissom, and Dixie Ruth Free, seniors; Helen Oldham, Marjorie Jo Massey and Ann Doss, juniors; Dickie Dane Emmons, Kathryn Barnes and Betty Jo Bowman, sophomores, and
Ruth Williamson. Jeane Bohannon and Ethel Hambrick, freshmen.
Attendants to the queen from the elementary schools are Mary John Skillern, Fair Park; Bobbie Leu Landers, Central; Dorothy Mead, Alta Vista; Judith Hughes, Lamar; Emily Long, Valley View; Billie Jo Powell, College Heights; Doris Hailey, Travis; and Louise Guthrie, Locust.
Court officials are P. H. Hill, herald; Zolus Motley, prime minister; Sammy Waldrop, chancellor, and Wood Butler, court jester.
Bogus Money Case Nearing Federal Jury
REITERATING PRIOR STAND—
Ma’ Not To Enter Race
Government Rests At Noon; Defense Ready
THE PRINCIPALS IN FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Draft-Meeting
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Government rested at noon today I the federal court jury trial of
Laura Jean Fisher is crown bearer. James W. French, charged on tw*o
E. C. Polk is general chairman of the road show committee. He is being assisted by Myrtle Tran-tham, Don Weatherby, C. B. Ford, Mrs. Miller, R. T. Bynum, J. R. Blackwell, Odell Johnson. Beth Coombes, and Ouida Clemons.
The program will start at 8 o'clock. Admission is 25 cents for all.
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Chinese Advance 7 Miles
Thrust First In
Pool Discovery Flow Increases
Chittenden Test Makes 77 Barrels On 3-Hour Gauge
ANSON. May 3—'SFLI—Increasing flows by the Mack Hays and Montour Production company No. I Chittenden estate, northwestern Jones county wildcat discovery well, indicated potential production as high as 250 to 500 barrels per day natural it was reported here this morning.
Late Monday the well made a timed head of 25 minutes estimated at about 60 barrels, flowing through casing and two joints of two-inch
tubing as it was being pulled.
On a later flow, it was diverted Into tankage and made 77 barrels over a three-hour period, flowing j through two-inch tubing. Gradual increase in bot i. <sft> * pressure and ■ amount of fluid wad noted.
Continued natural production under it' own gas lift may render installation of pumping equipment unnecessary for a test. Two attempts had been made to pump the
well through tubing for an initial production gauge, but mechanical trouble prevented its working.
Pay is correlated as the Swastika sand, drilled from 3,004 to 3.022 feet, total depth. The pool opener is about eight miles northwest of Anson, nearest production being the Noodle Creek pool 15 miles to the southwest.
Bass <fc Goodnight of Los Angeles. C lit., have contracted for the spudding within 90 days J a second test or* the Chittenden ran .
The discovery is 330 feet out of the southwest corner of Amerada subdivision 18, L. Kratz survey No. 335.
Report 800,000 Troops Ready For Campaign
Fair-featured Gizella Varga, above, 18-year-old Hungarian miss who will be "Miss Broadway,” mascot of th* Main Stem at the New Yorkj^’ ' T or. She was chosen from 7,000 contestants for the title.
SHANGHAI. May 3— l/P) nese dispatches tonight reported a sensational seven-mile advance on the southern Shantung front, focal point of the war, and declared that the Japanese lines had buckled completely under the Chinese onslaught.
The advance was said to be the first thrust of a general Chinese offensive, in which 800,000 men were declared ready to participate.
The reports said the advance was made between Taierhchwang, scene of a major Japanese defeat early last month, and Pihsien, 15 miles to the southeast, in Kiangsh province.
In this sector the Japanese had been making the most intense ef
forts of their ’cccnt drive to wipe vie
Hitler's Train Enters Italy
stain of Taierhchwang and reach the vital Lunghai railway.
How. however, said dispatches from the front to Hankow, these Japanese forces are retreating rapidly northward.
British Chase Japs At Bayonet Point
Fuehrer Up To Receive Envoys Of King, ll Duce
ROME. May 3—( %P)—Adolf Hitler arrived at Rome's Os-tiense station tonight for the state visit which is to dramatize the solidarity of Europe's two great fascist states.
SHANGHAI May, 3.—(UP)-British troops chased Japanese troops at the bayonet point from the courtyard of the British consulate general today in the most serious of a series of clashes which started Sunday.
Two truckloads of British seamen, clad in khaki troop uniforms, sought to cross the Garden bridge across Soochow creek, which separates the International Settlement proper from the Japanese Hongkod
counts of possessing and passing counterfeit federal reserve notes.
Defense testimony was to be presented before Judge T. Whitfield Davidson in the afternoon session. The case probably will go to the Jury in mid-afternoon.
French was arrested at Sweetwater last winter with three other men, charged in a joint indictment of possessing and passing two counterfeit $20 bills. The other men, Robert O. Lowry, Merton G. Bush and Norman M. Baker, who had pleaded guilty Monday afternoon, all took the stand this morning in the presentation of the state’s tes-t.mony. Passing of sentence on the trio was postponed.
Other witnesses paraded before the court were Floyd Anderson, Buford A Hall, E. F. Slatier and R. K, Oates, the latter a secret service agent who took the indicted men in custody.
VERDICT MOTION OVERRULED
Prosecutor Joe Jones built the state's case around circumstantial evidence.
Following the government’s testimony, Dallas Scarborough, attorney for the defendant, asked for an instructed verdict, which was overruled by Judge Davidson.
Jurors rn the French trial are W. W. Day, J. V. Heyser, S. M. Evans, Earl Z. Brown. W. J. Ormsby. Oscar Bowman, Frank Simmons, Wesley Edwards, C. R. Sherman, Grady Petree, J. C. McKee and J. B. Johnson.
| Rest of the criminal docket was cleaned up yesterday afternoon when Judge Davidson sentenced nine persons after pleas of guilty. ! Tom M. Malone, charged with j violation of internal revenue laws, was sentenced to serve 13 months in Leavenworth penitentiary on one count and was given a five-year suspended sentence on other counts. In another liquor ease, W. D. Presley was sentenced to a term of 13 months at Leavenworth on one count and was assessed an additional three years suspended on other counts.
A 90-day jail sentence probated three years was given Warren Denton, charged with violation of the internal revenue law. In a companion case. Cecil Maples was fined $100 on one count and sentenced
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Backers Are Given Thanks
Statement Caps Speculation Over Ferguson Entry
J. MARK WILCOX
NEW DEAL ISSUE FOCUSES U. S. INTEREST ON FLORIDA VOTING
Discover Body OI Farm Killer
Senator Pepper Opposed By Foe And Luke-Warm Backer Of Administration
By The Associated Press
Florida democrats chose their nominee for United States senator today in a five-cornered contest, whose national aspects made it out
standing among primary elections in four states.
Senator Claude Pepper asked renomination as a consistent supporter of President Roosevelt's policies. He bore the endorsement of James Roosevelt, the president’s son and secretary.
One of his opponents was Representative Mark Wilcox, who has op-
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Ralls Man's Wife Slain, Neighbor Shot Critically
Boosters, C-C To Cooperate
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Richetti's Death Sentence Upheld
Negro Wanted For Murder Here Held
Notice was received by the Tay-loi county sheriff’s department this morning that Herman Bell, negro indicted for murder by a Taylor county grand Jury December 7. Is being held in the Shreveport, La., Jail.
The letter, from the Shreveport police department, stated that Bell was being held on a charge of assault to murder. Charges had not been filed there, pending recovery or death of the assault victim. The letter stated that if the victim recovered. Bell would be returned to Abilene to face the murder charge, but if the injured man died, Bell would be held on murder charges in Shreveport.
Further statement of the letter said that Bell admitted the Abilene shooting. Bell left Abilene immediately after Robert Hamilton, another negro, was fatally injured by shotgun fire, December 4.
Friday, Sheriff Sid McAdams received wire from the sheriff at Minden. La., stating that Shreveport officers were looking for Bell. McAdams and Deputy Ruck Sibley had notified sheriffs throughout the territory to be on the watch for the fugitive.
ROME. May 3. (A5 —The German Fuehrer Hitler's special train nosed through the Brenner pass and into Italy today, speeding toward Rome and a reunion with Premier Mussolini to dramatize the strength of Europe’s great fascist states.
Bands played as the train pulled into the newly constructed railway station at Brennero. lavishly decorated with flowers and bunting.
The fuehrer was up to receive the emissaries of the King Vittorio Einanuele and Mussolini, sent to welcome him to Italian soil. They
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Crude Production Off 34,856 Bbls.
TULSA. Okla., May 3— UP* — Production of crude petroleum in the United States declined an average of 34.85P barrels daily during the week ending April 30 to an average of 3.398,042 barrels daily, the Oil and Gas Journal reported today.
Oklahoma showed the biggest re-
were the Duke of Pistoia, for the duc'ion- a drop of 25,550 barrels to
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. May 3 _i UP (—Adam Rlchetti, one-time friend and companion of Charles • Pretty Boy* Floyd, must die in Missouri's lethal gas chamber for his part in the Kansas City union station massacre of June 17, 1933, division two of the state supreme court ruled today.
Richettl, believed to be the last survivor of the notorious Floyd gang, was convicted by the Jackson county circuit court of participating in the bloody attempt to release Flank Nash, escaped convict from Leavenworth.
Richetti's death sentence was upheld in a 30-page opinion written by Judge George R. Ellison. The other members of the division, Judge Ernest M. Tipton and C. A. Leedy Jr., concurred.
Approve Plan For Exchange Of ideas, Aid
king, and Achille Starace, fascist party secretary, for the duce.
Guiseppe Bastianini, undersecretary’ of state for foreign affairs, represented the government.
A second train, carrying Rudolph Hess, Dr. Joseph Goebbels and others of the German party, followed through .the pass shortly after Hitler's train departed toward Bolzano.
an average of 473,875. East Texas was up 798 barrels to 433.198. and the state of Texas increased 13.147 barrels to 1,352.698
Louisiana production declined I.-870 barrels to 260,615. California dropped 17,550 to 710.200. and Kansas declined 4.150 to 177,750.
Eastern states, including Michigan, increased 2,054 barrels to 194,-214. The Rocky Mountain section decreased 870 barrels to 63 160.
Methodists Select Two New Bishops
MONDAY RECORD DAY—
'Cutest Kid' Entries Soar To 4/0
BIRMINGHAM. Ala . May 3 —
(UP)—Dr. Ivan Lee Holt of St. Louis. Mo., and Dr. W W. Peek of Greensboro, N. C, today were elected bishops by the general conference of the Southern Methodist church.
The two clergymen received sufficient votes on the first ballot to assure them of places on the college of bishops. A total of seven new bishops are to be elected .
Plans for closer cooperation between the Abilene Booster club and the chamber of commerce, by which overlapping of work programs could be eliminated and each organization could obtain the help of the other, were discussed by a committee from the club and J. C. Hunter, president of the chamber of commerce today.
The recommendation of the committee, to be presented to the club in its next regular session, will call for appointment of a special committee to confer with a similar committee from the chamber of commerce. The groups will interchange ideas, discuss the programs of the organizations, and decide how each can help the other in successfully completing his projects.
"As the situation now stands," said Howard McMahan, committee chairman, "we have several times found ourselves operating on parallel lines which such committees could have avoided. The arrangement should also do much to clear the confusion of some persons who are helping support both organizations.”
Hunter expressed full approval of the plan and will present it to the next meeting of the C of C board of directors. "I am sure that such an arrangement would be of decided benefit to both organizations.” he commented. "Certainly there is room for all of us in civic work and we will be able to do more for the progress of Abilene if we can fully cooperate.”
Attending the luncheon were Hunter, McMahan, Eddie Cockerell Clarence Solnick and Mark Womack.
mendatlons. Wilcox palgner criticized the of brain trusters.’’
Former Governor Dave Sholtz, another candidate, aligned himself with the administration at Washington, calling at the same time for leas “governmental interference” with business.
Florida republicans also had a senatorial primary, their first contest in history for a statewide nomination.
In South Dakota, Alabama and ' Indiana, local interest was high but national issues were not so directly involved. All four states were selecting nominees for congress and various state offices.
Alabama's democratic primary found Senator Lister Hill and Speaker Bankhead unopposed for renomination. Former Senator Thomas Heflin, attempting a political comeback, opposed Representative Joe Starnes for the latter* house seat.
Prohibition was among the issues in the Alabama gubernatorial primary, contested by five candidates.
Indiana voters will not select their senatorial nominees until June conventions but three representatives were opposed for renomina-; tion today. They included one of the five women in the house Mrs Virginia Jenckes.
Glass Bank Holding Measure Is Killed
RALLS, May 3. UP)—Body of Jim Wright, about 45, farmer of Emma community southwest of Ralls, was found with a bullet wound in the head in a bam about a mile from his home this morning.
The dfecovery ended a search which had begun Monday night after Wright's wife. Mrs. Rosie Wright, 37, had been shot to death in their home and T. J. Burks, a neighbor, had been critically wounded in his residence nearby.
Mrs. Wright was shot early last night at her home. Children present said she was shot twice and after the first shot was fired she pleaded with the plan to fire no more. A 16-year-old daughter, Ruby Pearl, said the man shot six times, firing once at her as she ran for help.
Barks was shot in the back from outside his house a short time later as he sat at a dinner table with
Sam Bennett, justice of the peace, and Robert McKee, Crosby county attorney, called an inquest today.
They said a .38 caliber pistol was found beside Wright's body in a bam on the Jeff Meeks place a mile southeast of the Wright farm. He apparently had been dead several hours, a physician said.
Seven of the nine children of the Wrights were Sn the home when their mother was slain, Judge Bennett said he was informed.
He added that the shooting at the Burke place apparently occurred soon after.
AUSTIN, May 3. (AP)— Former Governor Miriam A* Ferguson reiterated today ehe would not run for governor this year.
MASS SESSION HELD
Some time ago she announced she would not be a candidate, but more recently several mass meetings of friends urged her to reconsider.
"I want to thank the many friends all over Texas that have urged me to make the race for governor.” she said.
"It is a compliment I shall never forget, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
"However, after careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to make the race."
Apparently her statement, climaxing renewed speculation over the intentions of herself and her husband former Governor James E, Ferguson, definitely concluded any possibility there would be a Ferguson entry in the gubernatorial contest.
After the mass meetings were
held Mr. Ferguson called attention to previous declarations of his wife and said it was up to their friends to show whether sufficient demand for her candidacy existed to cause her to change her mind.
It had been said that Mrs. Ferguson, who has been living, quietly at h*r home in Austin since she retired at the end of her second term in 1935, had no desire to return to public life.
SPOTLIGHT ON DECISION
In previous statements the Ferguson* -had nrto tim while they were in excellent health they did not care to undergo the strain of another strenuous campaign.
Much interest centered on the Fergusons' final decision because of their admitted political power in Texas a potent force for many years.
Many believed the Ferguson! would never seek oft ice again but had definitely retired as candidates. Both have said repeatedly, however, they woul always participate in politics as “good citizens."
Mr. Ferguson has not said who he favored among the gubernatorial candidates who number 12 but has indicated the candidates should first make it plain for what they stood.
In his weekly political paper, he has published a platform, the chief planks of which call for a sales ta* to pay old age pensions for everyone over 65 years of age.
One Of Texas Jail Breakers Nabbed
WASHINGTON May. 3.—/P)-Members of a senate banking and currency subcommittee .said today they had agreed "unanimously” to defer action for this session of congress on the Glass Bank Holding company bill.
The action has the effect of killing the bill unless there should be a special session of congress before next January when the present congress dies. To be considered by the new congress it must be reintroduced.
Voters Must File Address Changes
FDR Takes Try At Fishing Luck
Persons who have moved from one voting district to another since they paid their poll taxes must file such address changes with the county tax assessor-collector four days before they vo’e in any election, C. O. Patterson said today.
Already, several persons have filed address changes in order to be eligible for the election May 14, Patterson added, but some people are under the impression that they may vote from their old district, or file their address change on the day of the election.
iro Wanted For Burglary Arrested
Arrest in San Angelo of Charlie Foster, 25-year-old negro, who is under indictment for burglary of the Boulevard Cleaners, 109 Sayles, about a month ago. was announced by Captain W. W. West today.
West, acting on a tip, telephoned the San Angelo police department yesterday morning. In the afternoon the San Angelo officers called to say they had found three suits of clothes in possesion of Foster that answered the descriptions furnished by West.
Leslie Grimes, manager of the store, said that nearly all of the suits stolen were accounted for, West added. The captain will leave k>day for San Angelo to bring rosier to Abilene.
Thirty-four more children were photographed this morning, after a record day Monday to bring the total entries in the C utest Kid contest to 470. One more day—Wednesday—remains before the entry date expires.
Monday, there were 118 children parading before the camera, some sort of a record From 8 o’clock until after 6 in the afternoon. in spite of 8 to 12 and 2 to 5 o’clock studio hours, Photographer Mel G. Thurman was making pictures.
The engraver has started work on the layouts, and other plans for the Reporter-Ncws special Baby edition. Sunday, Mav 8. were moving forward at a rapid pace. The pictures of alf children entered in the contest will bf presented as a feature of the edition. Announcement also will be made of the complete list of prices to be given the winners in three age divisions, to the “Cutest Kid” of all and to the cutest set of twins. So far, eight sets of twins are competing.
Senators Approve Navy Expansion Bi
ABILENE and vicinity: Unsettled with lo*-*! thunder ■hewers tonight and W«d-neidaj
WEST TEXAS: Partlv cloudy tonight and Wednesday, probably local thundershowers in extreme southeast portion, cooler in Panhandle and extreme west portions tonight and in wart and north portion* Wednesday
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WASHINGTON, May 3. AP) —The senate approved today the administrations $1,156,600.-OOO naval expansion bill.
CHARLESTON. S. C . May 3-•/?». —President Roasevelt and his White House companions found better weather today and went fishing in small boats in the tropical waters cf Samara bay, off the northeastern Dominican coast It was the first time the president had tried his luck at his favorite sport since his sea vacation began at this port Saturday morning.
45 Go to Trial
NEW YORK May 3—'^ -Forty five persons who the government charges are members of "a gigantic and closely organized narcotics ring” were placed on trial before Federal Judge Murray Hulbert today charged with possession, selling. importation and transportation of drugs, and with conspiracy. Seven women are among the defendants.
MONTAGUE, May 3.—</P -En in Goodspeed of Bowie, one of three prisoners who escaped the Montague county jail Saturday night! after stabbing the jailer was re-j captured at Nocona late last night,
He offered no resistance to sheriffs deputies, Dick Lawrence of Montague and Warren Williams of Nocona w hen they took him in custody snortly after 11:30 p. rn at a • house in Nocona w hich they had been watching.
With Floyd Hamilton brother of the late desperado Raymond Hamilton, and Ted Walters of Dallas. Goodspeed had been the object of a wie-spread hunt since the three overpowered Kenneth Chandlr, 23, the Jailer, and fled after looting the jail arsenal of three shotguns and two pistols.
Gomer Is Candidate
OKLAHOMA CITY. Mav 3—
U. S. Rep. Gomer Smith, former national vice president of the Townsend pension organization, announced his candidacy for th** democratic nomination for U. S. senator today.
Mechanical Foremen Organize Division
ELECTROCUTIONS FRIDAY AN D NEXT TUESDAY-
These children, entries 301 to 306 were photographed Saturday, and through an oversight their names were omitted from the Sunday list; Jimmy Wallace McNeil, Aug. 3, 1935, 1742 Beech street; Wanda June Atwood. Feb. 3. 1938, route 5; Jean Young. Oct. 17. 1937, 1002 Orange; Marida June Ray. May 30, 1932,
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FORT WORTH, May 3.-(UP>-j Newspaper mechanical department foremen voted today to include Texas. Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana in a western division of the Southern Newspaper Publishers association which will succeed the Texas-Oklahoma mechanical conference.
The new organization will include all territory in the four s.at es west of the Mississippi river and have members in such cities as Shreveport, Little Rock, and Fort Smith as well as Texas and Oklahoma
The group probably will be known as the S-NPA mechanical conference western division. It will be directed by a seven-member board and meet
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Clemency Denied For Trio Facing Death Chair
AUSTIN. May 3.—The state and his brother 19. Regarding their pardon board decided unanimously night assault on the motorists from
today against clemency for Henderson and Roscoe Young, negroes sen-
Longview, the board said “The detailed facts are so revolting the court of criminal appeals
fenced to be electrocuted Friday, declined to relate them in its opin-and Paul Layes. whose execution us ion. xxx “There is no doubt about
their guilt Each made a written
set for next Tuesday.
The young negro brothers were confession, assessed the extreme penalty in con-1 “Such crimes merit nection with an assault in Harri-
the penalty assessed and that regardless of the
son county on a white couple from color of the offenders. There are no Longview. The woman was assault- extenuating facts—not even the ed and her husband robbed. youth of the condemned.
Lay^s. 27-year-old hitchhiker. I "Citizens should not have to un-wau convicted in Hays county of dergo the harrowing experience of murder of Martin Salazar of Donna, these young married people when who had given him a lift. traveling upon the public highways
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a party to nullifying the verdict of honest juries in such cases and thereby lend its encouragement to robbers and rapists.”
Concerning Layes. who claimed Fort Smith. Ark as his home, tho board said;
"There can be no question of his guilt, He had a fair and impartial trial. He murdered ruthlessly and cowardly the man who had fed him when he was broke and hungry and was befriending him by giving him a ride to his alleged relatives, then robbed him of his money, a paltry $40.
Salazar, owner of a fruit store, was shot to death near Buda. Haw