Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY IO, 1938-TWELVE PAGES
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U. S. Citizens Endangered
For Removal Of Nationals
PIONEER TRAIL DRIVER—
Jones And Shackelford Early Settler Who Fought Comanches In 1865 Dies At Anson
C-C Dispatches Plea For West Air Mail Stop
Local Postoffice Gives Backing To Request
Amoy Reported Burning In Air, Ship Bombing
HONG KONG. May IO. (DP) —A United States warship sailed for Amoy tonight to evacuate Americans endangered by a terrific Japanese aerial and naval bombardment of the filard port, off the east coast of China.
United States naval authorities dispatched the ship in response to an appeal by radio for assistance from the United States consul at Amov. The consul Indicated that the pity has been bombarded throughout the day.
A private wire to a shipping firm from a ship in the port said that a large section of the city "is going up in smoke.” Chinese reports said that 18 Japanese planes dropped more than 200 bombs while a dozen Japanese warships shelled the port.
The harbor of Amoy is one of' the best in the Pacific. It Is about 3on miles north of Hong Kong and Canton and about 125 miles west of th* tars* Japanese island of Formosa. off the China coast.
The city was for a long time the world's greatest tea export center and from it was shipped th* cargo of tea in 1773, part of which was dumped into Boston harbor as a start of the American war of the Revolution.
Amov is on an Island 35 miles in circumference, lying three miles off the mainland of Fukien province. China. Arms from the mainland and rows of small islands almost inclcse Rn extensive bay which forms the hafWr. Behais? of its excellence, the port was chosen In 1908 as a place of entertainment for a section of the United States around - the-world fleet.
THE LATE “UNCLE MOSE" JONES AND MRS. JONES
Formal request for a westbound air mail stop at Abilene was being sent today both to the American Airlines office and the postoffice department. The request, that the stop be made effective on or before May 19, is being sent by the Abilene chamber of commerce and backed by formal approval of the Abilene postoffice.
Improvement work on the run-| ways at the municipal airport is ! expected to be completed by May 15. and it is hoped to have the westbound stop scneduled before I the air mail feeder demonstration May 19. If the stop is scheduled, the air mail collected from the Abilene area will receive immediate dispatch from Abilene. The eastbound plane arrives here about 5:40 and the westbound plane will get in about 5:30.
Present plans for the demonstration call for the planes to return to Abilene in time to make connection with the American Airline? planes.
, The improvement work at the airport had been deemed necessary before the additional stop could be secured. Work has been going forward on the project for several months under WPA sponsorship.
T. N. Carswell, secretary-manag-cr of the chamber of commerce stated that definite promise had been given by airlines officials that i the stop would be granted as soon as the runways were lengthened.
Paul Scott, assistant postmaster, said that formal request would be made of the po> office department from the Abilene postoffice to designate the stop.
ANSON, May IO.—<Spl Mose Dodge City. Kansas with cattle. Jones. 92. pioneer of Jones and His early years in this section
Shackelford coun;ies died at his *ere marked bv many adventures, home here at 2 o'clock this morn- In the summer of 1865. when he ing. Mr, Jones had been in ill was nineteen years old, he and 18 health for three year*, and his others were engaged in a battle I condition had been critical for about with the Comanche Indians. "Uu-10 days. cie Mose" escaped with an arrow
Born June 12, 1846, in Gonzales wound In hts arm, carrying the county, he ran away from home
Streamlined Train Derails; Four Hurt
San Antonio Sex Slayer Held Insane
when he was 12 years old and spent several years among the cowboys of West Texas. He was one
of the trail drivers cf that day, making three trips from Texas to
captain of the group on his horse.
They were pursued by the Indians, but finally escaped and rode to get help for the other members
See JONES. Pg. 2, C ol. 6
SAN ANTONIO. May io_<UP)-Lxamining docto-s today declared Cicero Tuttle, Indicted by a district grand Jury for the sex slaying of four-year-old William Sullivan, to br insane. As a result, he probably rill not stand trial on the murder charge.
District Attorney John R Shook said that Tuft'Vs case would be disposed of by retting it for trial and substituting a sanitv hearing. In such a procedure Tuttle could not be released from a hospital without then having to face the murder charge pending against him.
Tuttle killed the Sullivan child on April 23, when he dragged him Into a clump of mesquit* trees at the edge of the city, attempted to Result him, then bashed in his skull with a wine bottle.
Demands Made By Czech Parly
Berlin Set For Hitler’s Reiurn
Hungarian Socialist Aims Similar To German Program
Virtual Military Alliance Result Of Visit, Claim
PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia, May! BERLIN, May IO —(UP' The vls-
Big Spring Favored For Rotary Session
BRECKENRIDGE, May IO Big Spring was mentioned prominently today as the next convention city for the 127th district of Rotary, in session here today.
The site for the next convention will be selected later by the executive committee. Registrations had passed the 600 mark when business sessions began today.
Election of the district governor was part of today's business. Bob Cluck of Cisco and Linton Estes of Wichita Falls were nominated. Speakers at this morning’s session included Dr. R. Thomsen of Amarillo and Dr. J. A. Kill of Canyon.
IO—(UP'—Parliamentary represen- it of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler to Rome tatives of the Hungarian Christian effected a new consolidation of the National Socialist party, transmit- Rome-Berlin axis tantamount to an ted to the government today a unwritten military alliance. Ger-memorandum outlining a minority man correspondents reported today.
program modeled after the demands an enthusiastic
, „ .......welcome for Hitler and arm units
J of Conrad Hen,em. (racer of ne practiced the nazi salute which an Sudeten German group. honor guard will give him tonight
I The program asked: on his return from Rome.
A law for the protection of mi- ^ *s Inconceivable that states
norities, foreseeing legal sanctions anding for the reorgam ration of against an} attempt a’ their assirn- Eur°P* would not recognize the llation. community of their fate and the
A census before 1940 necessity to give each other mutual
Establishment of a Hungarian assistance - even to the last exuniversity. : treine,” the Fremdenblatt of Ham-
Abolltion of schools founded for dure said. the purpose of assimilating the The Boersen Zeitung said that
Hungarian minority. the outside world should "realize
Use of Hungarian names in dis- that the two leaders and 'nations tricts occupied by the Hungarian are one and they are strong. Tile minority. world knows that Hitler and Mus-
* Teaching of history in accordance sctoi arc determined to throw the with Hungarian views. Incomparable weight of this unity
Unlimited admission of printed and strength into the balance serv-matter from Hungary. big the highest aims of peace ”
Hungarian influence in radio pro- While the press deprecated regrams. ports of specific new agreements,
A proportionate share of the state especially the division of south-administration for Hungarians. eastern Europe into German and The parliamentary delegation said Italian "zones of interest.” the ! their program would be followed by newspaper stressed that German-
Jap Naval Forces Battle In Fukien
SHANGHAI. May IO — <UP> — Large Japanese naval forces lander at Amoy, in Fukien province on the eastern China coast, today and engaged the Chinese in violent fighting.
Japanese airplanes, apparently from aircraft carriers off the coast, flew on or the area, dropping leaflets warning foreigners to leave
It was presumed that additional Japanese troops would be landed to reinforce the Japanese army attempting to storm the Lunghai railroad in the north.
Eight hundred thousandof China s best fighters, aided by reinforcements arriving constantly, entrenched themselves in the Suchow area in southern Shantung province for a gigantic defense of the Lunghai road.
To Ask NLRB Quiz
Italian relations could not be closer than they are now
WASHINGTON. May IO (UP) -Rep Clare E. Hoffman. R,, Mich, charging the Committee For Industrial Organization influences national labor relations board decisions. today announced that he will introduce a resolution for a house investigation of the NLRB.
ABILENE md vlcinltj Cioudy tnn;j;ht md Wednesday, slightly warmer Wednes-ria;
CEST TEXAS: Pari'y cloudy tonight ■ mn Wednesday, probably showers in extreme southeast portion, warmer In southwest portion tonight and In north portion Wednesday EAST TEXAS Cloudy, probably nhow-
Agents Drop FDR Kidnap Plot Probe
AS OFFERS OF ROOMS GO BEGGING-
TO CREATE JOBS FOR 4.135.000-
Gets Recovery Bill
FDR TANNED AND RESTED AFTER TRIP
Solons Prepare For Immediate Consideration
Physicians Work To Save Chicago Baby's Right Eye
Leaders Plan Levy Measure Vote Tomorrow
May IO. appropria-
CHICAGO, May IO.—CP)—Baby Helaine Colan’s left eyeball, removed in an effort to save her life, went under the microscope today for examinations that might help physicians to preserve the vision In her other eye.
The 5 1-2 week old infant spent a comfortable night after the surgical operation which a council of IO
tionj commitee today favorably medical experts decreed a& the only
Tanned and rested after a week at sea. President Roosevelt is shown aboard the cruiser
Philadelphia as he ended a vacation trip at Charleston, SC.
CITE COMMUNITY COOPERATION AS ABILENE'S BUSINESS NEED
Analyst Urges Business Men To Find Principal Industry And Cater To It
WAXAHACHIE. May IO——
Four persons were injured, non© dangerously, when the south iAHind Burlington-Rock Island streamlined train, the Rocket, derailed half p mile cast of Reagor Springs today.
None of the members of the Fort Worth and Tulsa baseball teams.
among the 70 passengers, was injured. Railroad officials said most of the passengers remained in their seats while the train bumped along the ties. The streamliner did not O' ert urn.
Conductor Hubbard of the Rocket said he believed the accident was caused by a defective half-open switch at a passing track. The rails along the main line and the passing track were badly twisted, and there was considerable damage to the under-carriage of the train.
James Blyth. business analyst, frankly told 40 leading business men of Abilene this morning at the Wooten hotel that the only thing wrong with Abilene was that needed community cooper tion. was the third of six business clinics being conducted her? this week.
Blyth advised that business men find out the leading industry in this community and then cater to the persons engaging in that business. He cited instances of how other cities had done that.
"The only way to get industries to Abilene is not by paying them, but by showing them how they can manufacture and get their product to market as cheaply as possible. The way to keep them is to treat them right."
LISTS C-C CONTRIBUTIONS
Dr. O. T. Anderson of Chicago, listed things the Abilene chamber of commerce had done. "It has done many other things, but thesn are the main ones,” Dr. Anderson said. They were:
I. Leadership in securing a pure and adequate water supply; 2. Securing site for Abilene municipal airport; 3. Underwriting salaries for a county agent and home demonstration agent until their salaries were secure: 4. Instrumental in getting nme highway outlets: 5. Getting the CC camp at Abilene state
Sit-Down Strike Penalty Upheld
Rule Protection Not Provided In Wagner Act
OTTAWA. Ill. May IO -(.UPI The second Illinois appellate court, gram in a unanimous decision of the | thre* democratic Judges, today as- j serted that the Wagner labor re- J la lions act does not protect sit- ! down strikers from punishment for i illegal acts, ana upheld contempt! of court convictions of 37 sit-down strikers and two organizers for the Committee for Industrial Organization.
The strikers and organizers were arrested by the Lake county sheriff:
13 months ago for refusing to heed an injunction to surrender the1 plant to the Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., at North Chicago.
The plant had been closed by Iiunois’ first sit-down strike
reported ? $3,054,425,000 (BY recovery bill vzhich it said would create jobs for 4,1315,-nnn npr.o’ons next year.
The house was prepared for Immediate debate on the measure, which makes direct appropriations of $2,519,425,000 for lending and spending under President Roosevelt's five billion dollar program. Tile measure also carries authorizations Of $535,000,000.
In addition to jobs created by the pending bill, the committee said, tho civilian conservation corps, which already has received its 1939 funds, will employ 300.000 youths and the federal program for public roads, parks, flood control and similar work, will provide employment for another 500.000 making a grand total of 4,935,000 persons receiving federal jobs in the next fiscal year.
The committee gave a breakdown of the employment as follows:
Wonts Progress administration.
National Youth administration. 275,000.
Federal buildings. 60 000.
Public Works administration, 1,-OOO OOO.
The report showed that the public works program con'emplates 7.-000 to 7.500 projects at an average cast of $240,000 The PWA at present has 2,700 applications on file. New projects totaling from 4,300 to
4.800 may be started.
The committee submitted an an alvsis of persons receiving showing that last March a total of 20.100 000 persons were being aided from various government sources.
House passage of the big lending and spending measure became the immediate goal of administration leaders, intent on adjournment by mid-June. They predicted little opposition outside republican ranks
The legislation, key item in the $4,500,000,000 pump - priming pro-would end the practice of giving lump-sum relief appropriations to the president. It would retain for him. however, the right to pass on all work relief and public works projects.
Outright appropriations of $2,519,-423,000 are included. The Works Progress Administration would receive the large share $1.250.000.-OOO -to provide 2,800.000 Jobs from July I to next February I.
The Public Works Administration,
recourse against death from glioma of the retina.
They were asked to make a decision when Helaine’s parents were unable to decide whether she should undergo an operation and risk total blindness or to be allowed to die.
The cancerous growth had destroyed the vision in the left eye and has impaired that in the right.
Dr. Robert H. Good, who performed the operation, said the baby reacted favorably and experienced no pain.
He said a laboratory study might suggest treatment that would check the malignant tumor in the right eye and save what vision remained.
The child's mother, Mrs. Estell© Colan, 23 was near collapse at & friend's home. Her husband, Dr. Herman Colan, a dentist, expressed gratitude to the physicians for their decision.
Oil Development In Haskell Seen
WTOG Official Speaks To 65 At Breakfast
See CONGRESS, Pg. ll, Col. 7
ended when police and sher1
park; C. Getting buildings in Abilene deputies, employing a wooden "batlike the new federal building: 7. tie tower" mounted on a truck, fired hundreds of tear gas projectiles into the plant and drove the strikers out.
Making a headquarters for the oil industry; 8. Exhibits at the Texas Centennial; 9. Assisting Abilene Chris'ian college and Hardin-Sim-mcns university; IO. Working for reduction of government costs individuals and corporate taxes; ll. Getting tourist trade and conventions: 12. Acted as a buffer between government and the people when the NRA was in effect; 13. Christmas lighting; 14. Stood ready to serve all Industries.
Blyth told the group that if it woke up it could get industries in Abilene because of the prevalent decentralization of business areas. He stressed the backing of the chamber of commerce.
Carl Horne, business man. stood up and said that when he started in business in Abilene 18 months ago one man greeted him to Abt-
Westex Streamlined *585 Cavalry Tests To Close Tomorrow
BY CHARLIE ELLIS HASKELL, May IO — Sixty-five I members of the Haskell chamber of commerce turned out in an en-
reTiVf * thusiastic reception for a 7 o’clock morning breakfast to hear J. C. Watson, of fascial of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association, speak.
J. A. Couch presided over th© session in the place of Dr. T. W. Williams, president of the chamber, arrangements were in charge of Ralph Duncan, secretary.
Watson told the business men that Haskell was on the threshold of a new oil development, but; warned that It would not be of the boom time flare of 20 -years ago.
"You can’t expect too much from the oil business,” he said, ‘‘Because the sudden boom is a thing of the past. The oil industry is on a sound business basis.”
He pointed out the need of such an organization in a new territory, touching on the purposes of the association in its weight upon legislation, the regulation of allowable production and its movement: to present the true facts of the industry before the general public.
End Seen For Cool Spell In Abilene
Spanish Insurgents Concentrate Attack
Sec CLINIC, Pg. ll. Col. 6
HENDAYE. France — (At the Spanish Frontier)—May IO — <.-L’— Spanish insurgents concentrated the main force of their attack today on coastal approaches to Castellon de la Plana and Valencia
The fighting on the eastern front centered about Cuevas de Vinroma. 20 miles to the north of Castellon. and the insurgents sought to regain an area they lost yesterday.
Tile insurgent strategy was to tone the government fighters’right flank to fall back yesterday, thereby widening the narrow strip which General Franco holds along the Mediterranean.
WASHINGTON, May IO (UPI— Secret service agents dropped an
m rn south portion tonight nr,<t \v nines- investigation tociay on a reported
day; slightly warmer in north portion , , . wu n u , „ i.
Wednesday. plot to kidnap President Roosevelt
ii\iM til; land to hold him for ransom on a
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same peri.ni lait >ear.......a.st inches Chalmers Waldorf Kennedy, 46.
Kormai since first of year .. .7.19 inches former roadhouse manager and the
KA' Srmr' tiTi^nW 2 - “W*1 ,hr short inquiry, was
tem per att.'ms by District of Columbia police
Visiting Band Musicians face Slee p In Park Or Pavement Pounding
"If more Abilenians don't offer to rent their spare bedrooms to anywhere from one to a dozen band members during our contest here next week the citv is likely to see as many as 1.400 of them sleeping on park benches In door
on a technical charge of "investigation ” in a bad check complaint.
Treasury officials said that the ,a3,s' aJ'' cans, or walking the
r,7 secret service had not preferred any ss charge against him and apparent-55 *,V w'as satisfied that the report was
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Midnight Noon ..
Sunrise Sunset .
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streets all night.” R. T Bynum, Abilene bandmaster, commented today.
Tile .statement came after members of the housing committee for the Tri-State band competition to be held here Mav 19. 20 and 21 had made another survey of the situa-LONDON May IO fP —Seven tion and found that additional reg-royal air force fliers were killed istraticns were coming in almost in three crashes today, a day after as fast as available rooms.
King George made flying visits to A survey yesterday showed that four air force stations. J reservations for Friday night call-
7 Die In Air Crashes
cd for 700 more rooms than would be available in the city’s hotels, and 250 special requests for private home housing. Some 300 reservations in private homes were available, leaving a shortage of 650 accommodations.
This morning reservations ram* in from 'he Austin high school band cf IOO members, the Altus. Oklahoma band with 200 members, a junior high school band from Oklahoma City with IOO members, the J. L. Long junior high school of Dallas with 68 members, and another Oklahoma band of about IOO members.
“The situation is gettng designate now." Bynum said. "I dont know what we can say to awaken Abilenians to the need few private
home accommodations for at least Friday night.”
As one answer to the situation. the members of the housing committee. working with Mrs. C. C. Stuart, president of the band parents association, were tryine -o enlist the aid of th* band mothers in making a telephone check for available rooms. The plan, still under discussion late this morning. is for each band student mother to call a certain number of names listed In the telephone directory, asking each household if a room could be spared for the three day-period The band students are to pay SO rents per person per night for such accommodations.
Meanwhile, plans for staging the contest were going forward rapidly Tentative program for the three
da vs had been completed and buildings were being designated for the various contests All competitions except the band marching contest will be held at the Fair Park. Tile marching contest is to be held at the Hardin-Simmons university stadium.
Bothe the band contests and the marching contect are to be open to the public at an admission rate to be decided at a later date.
Besides the main events, tho competition will include solo and ensemble contests, student conductor contests, class A B and C bands and a baton twirling contest for drum majors.
Special events will include luncheons for the judges and directors and a downtown parade Friday afternoon.
BALMORHEA. May IO. I/P —'Ten days ahead of schedule, the army's tests of its proposed streamlined cavalry divison will be brought to a close tomorrow under direction of Brigadier General Ben Lear, first cavalry division commander.
A test board under the presidency of Brigadier General Kenyon A. Joyce will remain here for an undetermined period to review a mass of factual data accumulated during the maneuvers. Specific recommendations will be made to the war department after this information has been evaluated.
The army has been testing a proposed reorganization of the cavalry division, giving it greater mobility and less bulk.
This period of field training, originally scheduled to extend to May 20 was completed ahead of time due to two factors, army officials said. One was the many and various types of terrain in the Balmorhea maneuver area and the ease with which it could be reach- , ed thus saving valuable time; the other was that the weather conditions permitted the carrying on of an uninterrupted schedule.
An end to the latest cool spell was seen today as W. H. Green, meteorologist at the local weather bureau, forecast warmer weather ftr Wednesday. The cloudy weather is expected to continue through tonight.
Highest temperature yesterday was 72 degrees, while the mercury aipped to 55 at 6:30 this morning. The temperature was in the midsixties around noon.
Yesterday's showers totaled .08 inch, bringing the total fall for the year to 9.17 inches.
Selassie Gives Up Recognition Fight
Rangers On Guard As Trial Opens
LONDON, May IO UP)—Efforts of Haile glassie to prevent the recognition of the Italian conquest of Ethiopia were admitted today by Dr, Wahrenek Martin, Ethiopian minister to London to be "absolutely hopeless.”
"There is no object in the emperor going to Geneva.” Martin told the priss after the arrival here of Hale Selasne from Bath. "It is absolutely hopeless. Our written appeals have been almost ignored.”
•What would be the use of making a personal appearance?" Martin asked. He -aid, however, that the Ethiopians would continue to fight until "the bitter end.”
BOSTON, May IO—up)— Frank Ellis, alias Tommie Wells. 25. negro, of Monroe, La . went to trial today on charges of criminally assaulting a Texarkana white woman.
Tile atmosphere of the court room was orderly but tense. A number of Texas rangers, some
Ward Balloting On County Seat Removal
BARSTOW. May IO- Lf) —Ward ct linty voters went to the polls to-dav for the second time in six months to determine If the county
carrying machine guns, and several! seat will remain in Barstow or be state highway policemen were pres- removed to Monahans.
ent to prevent hostile action against the prisoner. The ranger detail was in charge of Capt. Hardy B Purvis of Lufkin, and Capt W J. Elliott of Tyler commanded the highway patrolmen.
The former election resulted in a victory for Monahans, but a district court threw the election out. Thi heaviest voting in history was expected at all precints in the county.