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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1939, Abilene, Texas U t Abilene reporter a a without or with offence to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly As it . Vol. Lvin no. 339. Abilene Texas monday evening May 8, 1939-ten pages. Aster ated Rafn re Price five cents. Railroaded says or. Lamance citing business improvement Hopkins Calls Buscc a pessimism unwarranted a if Ever a Man was railroaded. I am the Man said or. William l. Lamance after he was convicted at Keytesville mo., of second degree murder in tile death of his wife and sentenced to 18 years. The Laclede mo., Osteopath is shown with his Mother. Mrs. Lora Lamance. After the verdict. A Telemak. In ceremony Climax trustee Breaks ground for m Murry president s Home a on College Campus swinging a mattock. Wiley Turer Long a Loyal supporter and Mustee of Mcmurry College broke in first ground this morning for in president s Home j. Soule Mcdaniel. A member of the building Ommittee lifted out the first Lade of Earth. This Aras the Climax to Cere Lon Les conducted at 9.15 on the Gnu the ast Corner of the Mcmurry i imps where stakes already had sen driven for the new Home to a a two Story Brick veneer with in roof. As trustee school officials Stu Enta and friends of the College gathered. Mrs. Robert b. Wylie. Be arts Dean led the group in Nging a my Faith looks to thee or. W. M. Murrell president of in College Board presented the Wilding contract to or. Frank l. Timer Mcmurry president in reeling the contract. Or. Turner it med other physical evidences i Progress which will Greet sex students As they meet on the Campus at commencement time this year. Besides the starting of construction for the Home Oft the president there will be paving underway on the Campus and it is expected that work also will have begun on a $10,000 addition to the College auditorium. The dedicatory prayer was led by or. C a. Long pastor of the St. Paul methodist Church. J. Harvey Clark chairman of the building committee was to have assisted Wiley Turner a member of the committee along with Mcdaniel. In breaking the first ground. Clark however was unable to be present. Or. Murrell or. And mrs. Turne e a. Mcdaniel t. P. Simmons the contractor and a representative from David s. Castle architect were in the front Row of the gathering of Over 40d persons attending the ceremony. Immediately behind them were other officials and trustees. Abstract ers open conclave discuss problems of Trade following formal opening of the 32d annual convention title association Here this morning and a luncheon for past presidents at noon about too members were discussing their problems in the Light of this question a what would you do f Rederick. The round table was being led by Arthur Stehling of Fredericks Burg and there were 25 topics slated for discussion. Included were uniform certificate uniformity of abstracting Plant up keep joint insurance uniform prices advertising stamp taxes a the afternoon meeting opened with l h. Gross of a c1jnstj speaking on a recent and proposed legislation and m. Riley Wyatt of san Antonio discussing a taxation of abstract plants a not the meeting was called to order at to a in. In the Hilton hotel Crystal room with Lee Mccaleb of Anson state president presiding. Crys a quartet and a sextet from Abi Lene Christian College provided entertainment. The Welcome address was by James p. Stinson local attorney. Carl Runge general counsel for the Federal land Bank of Houston was slated for the main address on the land vacancy Rule but was unable to attend. Likewise m. Scott of Paris a member of the executive Board w As absent from says views not those of business men Washington May 8 map a Secretary Hopkins said today business conditions were sufficiently e n c o u r aging to make a a unwarranted the a a pessimism of the United states chamber of Commerce. Recovering from flit the Secretary who has been recovering from an attack of intestinal influenza declined to discuss tax revision or other specific business proposals because he said he had been out of touch with Washington for ten weeks. Asked at his press conference about the speeches and resolutions of the recent chamber of Commerce meeting Here Hopkins said a they certainly spread a lot of gloom around town. A there was an awful lot of pessimism and i do not belong to that school of thought. I found it pretty Dull Reading and none of this pessimism is warranted by the improvement of business on a Good Many Hopkins added that a i dont think for a moment that they represent the views of most business men in this he talked at length at his press conference today about the chamber a recent meeting. But he told his listeners it was because he was unprepared to talk about other things. Hopkins decline a a discuss tax revision or other specific business proposals because he said he had been out of touch with Washington for ten weeks. He did say he found business conditions encouraging. A let s take the building of private houses a he said. A we have got those now at a Rater greater than at any time since 1929. A we have got Industrial production 24 per cent higher than in the first Quarter of 1938. We be got retail sales 5 per cent higher. A we be got National income in the first three months of this year at the rate of $66,030,000,000 for the whole year against $62,000,000,000 last year a a we be got the whole construction picture infinitely better in fact 43 per cent higher and with private residential building alone at 83 per cent higher. He added with special emphasis a i done to mean to indicate for a minute that there has been satisfactory reemployment but i done to believe it would warrant such a dismal tone As expressed at that he predicted a a steady and -1 est Rise in business for the remainder of the Windsor prepares Appeal to u. S. De spite Britain s ban on broadcast Verdun France. May 8jfh-1the Duke of Windsor this afternoon completed the text of his Quot Appeal to reason in International affairs to be broadcast tonight to the United states. He seemed determined to make his Appeal despite some Advance criticisms after numerous Telephone Calls Between the Duke s suite and London a member of his party said the former ruler had a a very Good reason Quot to proceed with his speech. The Duke was informed some British newspapers had criticized his plan to speak As members of the Duke s party said the Duke and Duchess would return to Paris tomorrow a to resume their Normal what prompted the Duke to accept the invitation to broadcast and whether the speech was approved by the British government they said would be disclosed by the Duke himself in the address. _ i on Don May 8.�?op �?1the British broadcasting corporation announced today it a a would not relay in England the broadcast the Duke of Windsor is to make tonight from Verdun France to the United states. The bbl gave no reason for its decision. Some britons however were expected to pick up the message of former King Edward Chi on Short wave receivers. They have not heard the voice of their former Sovereign since his famous abdication broadcast dec. La 1936. A a Toronto May 8�? Canadian press a Canadian broadcasting corporation authorities announced today the lbs would not carry the address by the Duke of Windsor to be broadcast tonight from Verdun France to the United states. In this the lbs followed action of the British broadcasting corporation which announced it would not relay the broadcast in in hint to Poland England invites Danzig Accord revealed by photo electric cell \ interstellar dust in Milky Way weighs More than stars by Howard w. Blakeslee associated press science editor Mcdonald Observatory. Fort Davis. May 8 a up a the dust Clouds in space that astronomers have discovered in the Milky Way probably weigh More than the total mass of the stars themselves. This fact was brought out today at the final session of the International astronomical meeting which has dedicated the new 82-Inch Telescope Here of the University of Texas and the University of Chicago. The Clouds were discussed by or. Joel Stebbins of Washburn Observatory who has been using the photo electric cell to detect dimming of Star Light due to interstellar dust. These photo electric cells detect color changes invisible to the Eye. In so doing they reveal presence of dust Clouds and Gas Clouds in space for both cause a slight but ordinarily invisible reddening of Star Light. Or. Stebbins reported that the photo electric eve shows most of the dust confined to a place that runs along the Milky Way. Were it not for this dust he said much of this night spectacle would be twice As Bright. The dust and Gas Clouds however Are not continuous like a fog. But irregularly distributed. One of the densest of these Clouds is visible to the naked Eye As a great dark Patch in the Middle of the Milky was. It lies a Short distance South of where the great Stream of the Milky Way can be seen to Divide into two parts. This entire division is due to the Clouds of obscuring matter. Similar to Axis military agreement a japs favor German italian pact Navy funds Bill passed Washington. May 8.�? of a the House passed and sent to the the Abilene convention first he has Senate today a record peace time missed in Many nft77gu. Reports this morning included naval appropriation Bill of $7<3,414, president. The Treasur. 241. J or Jane Sumner of Austin the the measure $17,015,212 under Secretary Jack Rattikin of fort budget estimates but $145,817,047 Over the current appropriation caused Little debate except for some complaints about increasing appropriations without providing Means of new Revenue. The House included in the Bill at it the last minute a $2,941,000 fund for air bases on three mid Pacific islands a Midway Palmyra and Johnston which its appropriations committee rejected last week before sending the Bill to the floor for debate. All of tire increase Over the current appropriation resulted from expansion of the Fleet and the naval air Force. The Bill carried $254,204,-712 for ship construction and Anna ment 8nd $83,658,400 for the Navy a Bureau of aeronautics. The construction fund will be used on 121 vessels already approved and on 23 others including two 45,000-ton battleships for which the House appropriated $1,509,000. The aviation total includes $51,847,000 for 500 new planes. Worth. Tom Dillworth of Waco presided for the luncheon conference of past presidents held in the red room. The annual convention banquet will be held tonight with m. Shaw As master of ceremonies. Musical entertainment is scheduled. The meeting will adjourn following luncheon tuesday the annual election of officers and an address by the Rev. Dick of Brien of Stamford will feature that session which will follow a morning discussion of More than 20 topics of interest to Abs tractors. V. C. Mcname of fort Worth will Lead the tuesday morning round table. Registration Jane Sumner treasurer Austin w. H. Betts Hempstead Geo. W. Brewer Lubbock Lionel Adams new Orleans Frances Boushell Dallas Frank breaker Houston l. H. Gross Corpus Christi bord Smith san Antonio Regina Carey Waco Jenna Toland see convention pm. 9, col. 8 condition of injured Potosi youth serious Lonna Lockley 17-year-old Potosi youth suffered a broken Back in a Highway Accident outside Abilene a East City limits at 2 10 a. In. Sunday. Hendrick memorial Hospital attendants said his condition is serious though not critical. Highway patrolman de Powell said Lockley was driving an old Model dump truck with which a 1936 Model Sedan driven by Joe Dugan of Clyde collided from the rear. Five other youths each 17 years old were Riding on Lockley s truck according to Powell. Dugan 19, had four other Young persons As his companions. Powell said none except Lockley sustained serious injuries though All were bruised. Stop and think items the sunday reporter news carried the names of 4,790 High and elementary school graduates in West Texas. Hie tear it the lord is the beginning it knowledge but tools despise Wisdom and instruction. My son hear the instruction of thy Tattler and forsake not the Law of thy Plottier Tor they Shalt be an ornament of Grace unto the Bead and chains about thy 1 7-9. Recognition of position in Asia reported Issue Tokyo May 8.�? apr Domei japanese news Agency said today . Seishiro Itagaki minister of War and general Kumaki Koiso overseas minister had told the japanese press they favored conclusion of a military agreement with Germany and Italy. A not impossible Domei guardedly quoted Gen. Itagaki As saying if Germany desires Quot it is not impossible for Japan to conclude an agreement similar to the italian German Accord. Germany and Italy decided yesterday to convert their Axis relationship into a formal military and political Alliance general Koiso was quoted As saying lie believed negotiations were under Way for such a pact but a whether such negotiations materialize depends on whether Italy and Germany fully understand Japan a position in East Asia As Well As theirs in Germany Italy and Japan were understood still to be trying to find a formula on which to base a pact. Differences were said to exist within the japanese government. War pact hailed As peace instrument Berlin May 8.�?m�?nazi officials hailed a new German italian military pact As a a mighty bulwark of steel guarding european peace Quot today and took occasion particularly to direct Poland s attention to its implications. Whether or not a new ideological reshuffling is bringing Germany closer to soviet Russia the reaction to the agreement indicated plainly it was aimed not at the old nazi Bugaboo of communism but at what nazis Call the a encirclement pow see Europe pm. 9, col. 8 King George and Queen Elizabeth Start for u. S. King George i Queen Elizabeth Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister. Princess Margaret Rose Are shown walking Down the Steps of Guildhall at Portsmouth England. May 6, on their was to Board the Empress of Australia which is carrying them across the Atlantic for a visit to Canada and the United states. This picture was sent from London to new York by Cable a Telemak. Four Scranton and Nimrod Homes demolished by blow Cisco May 8.�? spa a a Tornado striking Northeast of Putnam about 5 o clock sunday afternoon and sweeping through the Scranton and Nimrod communities cutting a Swath to Miles Long and from too to 300 Yards wide destroyed four farm houses numerous bams and outbuildings uprooted Trees and did damage of about $20,-000. The Tornado swept across the Bankhead Highway just East of escaping sea sickness British King and Queen prove Good sailors aboard the liner Empress of Australia. May 8.�? put a King George i and Queen Elizabeth both Good sailors Are enjoying their voyage to Canada and the United states free of seasickness which is More than some of their party could say. The liner Empress of Australia on her first full Day out of Porth Mouth yesterday encountered a stiff Breeze and did considerable pitching. As a result there were several absences from the divine service in the liner s main dining room but the King and Queen were there joining heartily in the responsive readings and singing. Early today the liner and conveying warships ran into a Haze and slowed from 17 to 12 knots. Visibility improved somewhat and Normal Speed was resumed two hours later. At 8 a. In. O in t 2 a in. Cost the Squadron was 300 Miles West of the Irish coast. One week to go does Abilene realize tile magnitude of the task that confronts it next week of the occasion As you know is the annual convention of the West Texas chamber of Commerce. There is not a convention like it on the North american continent. It is More like a Congress of Commerce agriculture transportation conservation Industry social engineering and a dozen other activities. Leaders in All lines of Endeavor come from All Over the Southwest As Well As from All parts of Texas. They come for a serious purpose the up building and improvement of the Empire of West Texas. Abilene a Job is to care for them entertain them and make them feel at Home. That Means every citizen must do his part or the Job will fall Short of the perfection desired. Its Only a week away. Little enough time to swing into line and get things moving. Lets get on our toes ready to go. Lets not wait to be called on to do our part but Volunteer for anything that needs to be done. A Putnam and three Miles Northwest of Scranton dipped Down to destroy the j. R. Morgan Home la people escaping to safety in a cellar. It next hit the w. T. Rutherford Home in the Scranton Community six Miles Southwest of Cisco five More escaping injury or death by going to a cellar. The Marcus Pierce Home South of Scranton was next destroyed. Five people there escaped to a recently completed cellar. Last Home to be destroyed was the of w. N. Compton in the Nimrod Community. South of Scranton. The family was in a cellar. Tile Tornado was visible before and after striking enabling those in its path to seek places of Safe i to including cellars culverts on i the Highway Etc. Guilty pleas heard by Ballinger court Ballinger. May 8 Asp a criminal docket of 119th District court was taken up monday morning by judge o. L. Parrish. Four Picas of guilty to indictments charging drunk driving were heard during the morning the same jury trying All four cases and returning the same verdict for each two years imprisonment suspended. Those pleading guilty were d. L. Latino of Odessa. Carl Wheaton Coleman negro sol Lockett jr., of Brownwood and b. T. Walker of Ballinger. Fourth gravely Hurt in mishap Santa Anna May 8�?condition of mrs j. C. Scarborough injured in an automobile Accident East of Goldthwaite sunday morning that killed her husband and mrs. W. H. Ragsdale local bakery owners was considered grave this morning. Attending physicians at Sealy Hospital held Little Hope for her recovery she suffered a fractured Skull broken leg and other injuries As yet undetermined. Or. Scarborough was superintendent of schools Here a Post he had held the past 16 years. Exact cause of the tragic Accident had not been determined today. There were no Eye witnesses. The two couples were Enro Ute to Buchanan dam near Burnet for a Day of fishing. Funeral for or. And mrs Ragsdale has been set for to Oclock tuesday morning Here with burial to follow in a Coleman cemetery funeral plans for or. Scarborough have been delayed pending outcome of his wife fight for her life. They had no children. Or. And mrs. Ragsdale 56 and 51 years of age respectively Are survived by three children g. A. Ragsdale Texas Highway patrolman stationed at san Angelo William Santa Anna and Vernon senior business administration and journalism student at Hardin Simmons University Abilene Hsu student at Parent s Home Vernon Ragsdale who is to receive., his b. A. Degree at Hardin Simmons u. With the june class. See mishap pm 9, c of. 8 Anglo russian conversations nearing Climax London May 8.�? apr the British government dropped a guarded hint today to her new ally Poland that she would a Welcome amicable settlement a possibly through arbitration of Poland a quarrel with Germany Over the free City of Danzig. Offers arbitration both Richard Butler undersecretary for foreign affairs and prime minister Chamberlain intimated to the House of commons Britain i would be ready to lend her Good offices in establishing some form of International machinery to arbitrate the Danzig question should Germany and Poland ask her to do so. Chamberlain also said the government was attempting to obtain nicest cooperation with soviet Russia in its present policy. Negotiations Are under Way to bring Russia into the British French lineup. Butler said the question of the future of Danzig was Quot primarily a matter for negotiation Between parties to the Danzig a the British government Quot Butler added a stands for settlement of International questions by Friendly negotiation arbitration or other peaceful he was responding to a question As to Britain s position in Tho threatening dispute Between Germany and Poland Over Danzig technically a free City under league of nations supervision but really controlled by nazis. Germany is demanding return of the Baltic port City which she owned before the world War. A psychological attack prolonged British russian negotiations to bring the soviet Union into the British French lineup assumed new importance in the Light of a formal military Alliance announced by Germany and Italy. Diplomatic observers expressed opinion the new Rome Berlin arrangement failed to alter materially the european alignment and regarded it As a a a psychological the British russian conversations going on Fox several weeks approached a Climax. Sir William seeds British ambassador to Moscow. Was instructed to present formally to russian foreign commissar Vya Chesloff Zolotoff the British reply to the soviet proposal of a British French russian military Alliance. Informed persons said the note was Given to soviet ambassador Ivan Mai sky in London saturday and that Joseph Stalin already had conferred with advisers on the communication which was reported to have suggested separate British russian French guarantees t o Small nations to help against attack. The weather Abilene and Vicinity party Cloudy tonight and tuesday. West Texas fair tonight and tuesday a lightly warmer to Panhandle tuesday. Eastern Texas partly Cloudy tonight and tuesday precede. By local thundershowers near coast this afternoon or tonight slightly cooler in Southwest portion and on lower coast tonight. Rainfall 24 hrs ending -630 . Mon .02 Inch since first of year 3.33 inches same period last year. 9.09 inches Normal since first of year. 7.04 inches highest temperature yesterday 88 lowest tempera Tura this morning. 53 temperatures Sun. . 891011 a a a Sunrise Cloudy Sunset 78 81 s3 is a 81 75 67 65 71 64 63 . 60 58 56 55 54 53 54 60 65 71 75 78 5 47 .,7 24 630 . 6 30 a in 12.30 pry thermometer so 54 77 wet thermometer 67 52 59 relative humidity 21 87 31 a it

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