Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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I Rowena Men Killed In Crash Near Ballinger
Automobile And Truck Collide On Angelo Highway
BALLINGER, May 12.—</P>—Two Rowena men, Ed Kunkel and L. E. McCoy, were crushed to death in wreckage of their automobile in a head-on collision with a truck on the San Angelo highway six miles west of here today.
Dean Young of San Angelo, driver of the truck, and J. R. Young, also of San Angelo, received minor injuries.
Young said he pulled the truck off the pavement in an effort to avoid the crash. Crowbars were used in an hour-long effort to extricate the mangled bodies from the light coach.
The victims had started to Winters where Kunkel, about 40. as manager of a Rowena gin, was supervising the overhauling of a gin, and McCoy, about 28, wras assisting. Tile truck was going to San Angelo.
McCoy, manager of a gin at Hatchell, is survived by his wife, two sons, Tommy and Eldon: a
daughter, Marian; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. H McCoy of near Waco, and two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Gerhart of Rowena and Marjorie Ruth McCoy.
McCoy, familiarly known as Jack McCoy, will be burled Friday afternoon in Protestant cemetery at Rowena following funeral services at 3 p. rn. at the Rowena Baptist church, with the Rev. J. D. Coleman officiating.
The funeral of Kunkel will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. rn. at the Rowena Lutheran church with burial in Lutheran cemetery there The Rev. A. Romanoskl will officiate.
King-Holt Funeral home of Ballinger is in charge of both funerals.
Britain Demands Mexican Funds
LONDON. May 12.—T—A demand on th* Mexto’vfl government for immediate payment of 3.0.962.71 pesos (at current rate of $88,000) for British losses in revolutionary actions between 1910 and 1920 was made public *oday—a demand in which Britain pointed out to “apparently discriminator treatment” in favor of the United States.
The text of the demand, made under the Anglo-Mexican special claims convention, showed it was presented yesterday in Mexico City by Minister Owen St. Clair O'Mal-j ley.
The note pointed out that a similar debt to the United States government had been punctually discharged “and his majesty's government are at a loss to understand this apparently discriminatory treatment of two governments with equal title."
Britain used the representation again to draw attention to the March 18 expropriation of British oil properties among those of 17 foreign concerns.
ARMY WASPS OVER MANHATTAN
Darting through the sky above America's largest city, these swift pursuit planes gave New’ Yorkers a demonstration of the sort of defense the U. S. army would put up if real en
emy tombirig planes attacked Manhattan. Actually, the planes were chasing an imaginer}’ enemy during G. H. Q. air maneuvers at Fort Totten, Long Lsland.
Identify Cor Thieves As Westex Fugitives
DALLAS. May 12.— V -Two fugitives from a West Texas jail, one the brother of the late Raymond Hamilton, were identifeid bv a Dallas salesman today as the pair which commandeered his car at Terrell early today and forced him to drive them to Dallas.
W. J Farley, Dallas, picked out police photograph of Floyd Hamilton and Ted Walters as the men who curbed his machine at Terrell and commandeered another automobile after leaving him in Dallas.
Hamilton, Waters and Ervin Goodspeed, later captured, fled the Montague jail several days ago after stabbing the Jailer.
France Cuts Rate
PARIS, May 12—(UP)—The bank of France lowered its discount rate today from three to two and one-half per cent.
Full Military Action Invoked To Wipe
Out Greenshirts; 500 Revolters Jailed
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 12.-(AP)—Brazil’s strong man president. Getulio Vargas, invoked full military and police action today to wipe out forever fascist greenshirts, whose three and one-half hour rebellion failed because they did not know the government palace was without a garrison within its walls.
Police, with 500 of the rebels already in jail, spread through the city, searched every suspected fascist s home, made more arrests and found evidence the |
Selassie Loses League Fight
GENEVA. May 12.—T—The Inst hopes of Haile Selassie of blocking J. Alberto Lins D? Barres, former an Anglo-French move to recog -charge d affairs who helped defend nlM. Italvs conquest of his Ethlo-th^preddenr. pal.c., told about it p)|m nnlM todtJ. „ ,
“I " believe the attackers did not majority of the delegates of the know the palace was completely League of Nations council declared without an internal garrison, other- in favor of recognition.
revolt was well planned but without coordinated execution. LIFE ENDANGERED
The rebels made their attack yesterday morning against President Vargas' palace, the residence of the chief of staff of the army, and other strategic point-—but they lacked the one vital piece of information! that could have carried them to at least momentary success.
wise they would have advanced into the palace instead of fighting in the gardens," ho said.
"The truth Is the president's life sessi0n in was in imminent danger.'*
Vargas, with his dark-eyed 23
The council members’ judgment late tcday came after a morning which the fallen Ethiopian ruler made a despairing appeal
year old daughter. Donna Alzyra, against recognition and demanded and only live others were inside thit the issue be taken to the whole ready to fight off the attackers from awmblv palace windows, but fighting outside
apparently convinced the rebels Tile black-garbed negus sat si-thejr faced a strong body of defend- lent at the council table as th? prs Arriving reinforcements stied president. WL.helm Munters, Lattice palace and the attackers caph- vj jorejgn minister, summed up:
. .! ,- , , "Tile great majority of members
Vargas, his position as dictator ap-. f f .
parent !y strengthened, invoked mar- I,,.,1 acsfre rcf*r*T Vs Ior*n
Sal law to carry on punitive action d vldUf‘! mwnbCT* t0 decide Rs the*
against the revolt which ended at moose.
5:30 a rn yesterday, with 12 dead Propopents of recognition, chief
among them Britain and France, considered this summation and the preceding declarations left league states free to recognize Italy's king
Arrested In Probe as emperor of Ethiopia.
and 22 injured.
7 German Bankers
ABILENE ar.fl viclni?>: Pnrtlv cloudy with showers tonight: Friday unsettled.
WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy to
night and Friday cooler In southwest and south centra! portions tonight RAST TEXAS Partly cloudy with showers in north portion tonight; Friday unsettled, showers in Interior except rn northwest portion.
Highest temperature yesterday 84 Lowest tempern’ure this morning fit TR M T ER A T U K Kl
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 12-(UP)—Seven officials cf a branch of a Berlin banking institution were under arrest today, charged with AUSTIN. May 12 I' C uke Stev-participating in the abortive fascist mson, candidate for lieutenant governor, opened state headquarters See BRAZIL, Pf. ll, Col 7 I here today.
Band Housing Sighted, Other Plans Pushed
Quarters For '
900 Reported At C-C Office
With the housing situation apparently under control, committee members for the Tri-State band contest today turned their attention to other details of properly car-! lng for the competition.
Report of the housing committee this morning showed that accom-: modations for 900 band students had been received yesterday at the chamber of commerce office. Reser-, vations for three or four hundred additional persons were expected today from members of the Band Parents association. Requirements, so far as was known, were for 1,385 bandster.
Chief problem before the committeemen this morning was the setting up of an office organization through which a complete directory of every student entered in the competition can be kept. Each student will be assigned an individual card on which will be listed the student's name, home address, competitions he is entered in and his Abilene address.
These cards are to be listed alphabetically and kept on file at the band tournament headquarters at Fair Park. By this method, any student can be located at any time during his stay in Abilene.
TO START INDEX
Work on the card index will j start tomorrow so that as the bands I arrive in Abilene each student will be sent immediately to his headquarters here. The method is expected to eliminate a great deal of the confusion which usually goes with the registration of such a large number of people.
Records today showed that the list of towns to be represented has reached the loo mark and 43 bands. three more than the original estimated. have been entered in the concert competition and six are entered only in the marching contest. The Abilene high school band was officially entered on the list today.
Another matter b»ing taken up | this week Is the reception for the
10 contest judges who will begin arriving in Abilene Wednesday night. The subject of transporta-
; tion of the bands is also being taken under consideration and final preparations are being made for nation-wide exhibits of band uni-
See BAND. IV. 9, Col. J
Mexico's Return Of
011 Property 'Absurd'
BROWNSVILLE, May 12.— LT)— Dr. Francisco Castillo Najera, Mex-1 lean ambassador to Washington, today termed “absurd” a reported assertion by Gen, Nicolas Rodriguez, chief of the outlawed (fascist) gold I shirts, that President Lazaro Cardenas would order expropriated oil properties returned to their former owners.
Najera, en route by air. to Mexico City from Washington, said Rodriguez Is “absolutely nothing' in Mexican affairs today.
Asked about Rodriguez' claim that 800,000 gold shirts followed him, he said "Thats a dream he ; had.”
Rodrigue?.' pre>ent headquarters are in Mission, Tex.
Air Raid Launches New Rebel Drive
HENDAYE. May 12.— (UP'-Na-tionaltst planes bombed the workers districts of Valencia in a night 1 raid which heralded the beginning today of a new major offensive by Generalissimo Francsico Franco to cut Madrid's life line to the Dedlt-erranean.
Hie Spanish (loyalist) press agency reported that nationalist bombers came over Valencia at 11:20 p. rn. last night in a surprise attack. They returned at midnight, dropping tons of bombs which , caused great damage in the district of Grao and Cabana!.
The agency said homes were destroyed and it was feared that casualties would be high.
AS HOUSE VOTE NEARS-
Relief Bill Changes Fail
Beat Move For State Rule By 106-39 Vote
NEW PHYSIO THERAPY DEPARTMENT AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
therapy department of Hendrick Memorial hospital is shown in this photograph by Thurman. It is open today to visitors, in ob-
hospital management has invited the public to visit all departments during the day. New dla-thurmy units are shown at left,
DECIDE WHERE, BY WHOM—
County Judge Has Much Power Over Beer Permits
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County Judge Lee R York is making no official statement as to what his official attitude would be if the sale of beer is legalized in Taylor county, but all beer sale permits, zoning ordinances and simile / restrictions would be in his jurisdiction.
' Because of the arid*' jurisdiction given the county judge lit recommending beer sale permits, designating sections where beer may or may not be sold, setting closing hours for places selling beer and similar matters,” said Judge York, “many persons would like to know lr advance what my attitude would be if the law should pass. However, I am trying to stay entirely clear
of this election, be fair to both sides, but try my best to do nothing which might in any wav Influence the vote, so I do not feel that I | soould make any p i > *c sratement.
Under the state law. the county judge has almost dictatorial powers eve. the initial granting of permits. Application for permit must first be made with the judge, who must set a hearing for the application within not more than IO nor less than five di... 'rom the date uhe application is filed.
At the hearing. the Judge examines the application, and if there pit no reasons for refusing the permit he may approve the application. • •
I Tile first reason for refusal to grant a permit is untruth in the application. Tile permit may be 'and must be refused if the applicant has been convicted of a I felony within two years previous to the filing of the application, It may be refused if the applicant has ever been convicted of breaking the laws governing the sale ot intoxicating beverages. Mast important of all. it may be refused if the judge has any reason to believe I that the applicant would sell beer : to a minor, conduct a place in a disorderly manner, sell beer to an intoxicated person, conduct his
I See YORK, Pf. ll, Col *
Rails Give Pay Slash Notice
Estimate I5 Per Cent Reduction To Affect Million
WASHINGTON. May 12. (UP)-American railroads today formally
notified railway labor that they will reduce basic wages 15 per cent on
The wage cuts, which rail labor leader* have announced they will resist, would affect an estimated
1 000.000 workers.
M JOINT COMMITTEE
The action was announced by the carriers’ joint conference committee, representing the entire railroad in-■ dustry.
“This action is compelled by conditions now' confronting the railroad j industry,” a statement by the committee said. “We wish the public r.nd railroad employes to know what I those conditions are, because both the national welfare and welfare of railroad men are necessarily dependent upon the welfare of the
basic transportation industry of the country.”
The action of the carriers, calculated to save $250,000,000 annually, invokes the machinery of a lengthy arbitration and mediation system provided by the railway labor act. That statute provides for
conferences between management and labor in an attempt to reach en agreement. Resistance by rail labor would delay final decision on the reduction far beyond July 1.
George M. Harrison, president of the railway labor executives’ committee, has stated that labor will refuse to accept any wage reductions.
The carriers’ committee said that the railroad industry "faces a crisis more difficult than in 1932." Present problems are “due to the simile fact that present costs of operation are higher than the industry tan carry under existing conditions," it said.
Rites Pending For Baird Pioneer, 84
BAIRD. May 12 — tSpl >— Funeral for W. R Wade, 84. resident of Baird over 50 years who died yesterday in his room, was pending word from relatives today. The body is at Wylie Funeral home
Tom Bracheen found Mr Wade in his room at 5pm Doctors said that a heart attack (aused his death.
Survivors are two sons. Will Wade of Longview, and John Wade of San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. Bob Peck of Baird. Mrs. Mable Ponninger of Albany and Mrs. Jessie Recd of California
Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his wife who died about two years ago at San Antonio
Charges Bribes Paid
2 Former Senators
WASHINGTON May 12- UP> Rep. William D. McFarlane, I).. Tex . told the house rules committee today that two former United States senators accepted cash payment* to 'interfere with the department of justice” in a radio monopoly case at Wilmington, De!.
He did not name the senators He said they were in office at the time , of the case but have since left the i senate.
Concert Pianist Arrives Here To Judge Contests
Susan Griggs, known throughout the world as concert pianist, is in Abilene today to serve as judge for the Abilene unit of the National Piano Playing tournament. Miss Griggs, who recently made her debut at Steinway hall, New York, arrived here too late to begin judging contests this morning.
Floydada pupils were the first to play in the tournament, which got
off to a delayed start at I o’clock The programs, which continue through Saturday, are free to the public They are being held at the Fine Arts building. Hardin-Sim-mons. E Edwin Young is the local tournament director.
The three-dav meeting is attracting 200 pianists from all parts of West Texas.
Special Cachets For Air Mail Week
Abilene Will be among a hundred other Texas cities with specially designed cachets for use on air mail during national Air Mail week, Ma*
15 to 21.
Among other cities with special cachets are Amarillo. Arlington. Austin, Beaumont, Breckenridge. Brownwood, Cleburne, Corpus Christi, Eastland, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Gladewater, Henderson, Port Arthur, San Antonio, Sweetwater, Texarkana. Tyler, Waxahachie W'aco and Wichita FalLs
Many of the cities are not on mail routes, but cachets will be stamped on letters going out May 19 in the special feeder service to centra! points.
Abilene Girls Win Again In Softball
Third consecutive victory was chalked up by the Sportsman club girl softball team yesterday when it defeated a Wylie team 14 to 3.
Gertie Snodgrass, local pitcher, j struck out six batters. Viola Sam-‘ pie, first baseman for Abilene, swatted a home run in the first Inning with one on base Rachel Rowlett, catcher, repeated the performance I in the second inning. j
right. The physio-therapy department is for treatment of crippled children, bone inflammations and similar cases.
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Open House At
Local Institution Participating In National Week
By BROOKS PEDEN
Today Is open house day at the
Hendrick Memorial hospital. In cooperation with other hospitals of the United States celebrating National Hospital Day, the administration and staff of the Hcndrich Memorial hospital have issued an invitation for all men, women and j children of Abilene and West Texas , to visit the Institution.
"This is the first time that this hospital has held a formal observance of National Hospital Day,” commented E. M. Collier, superin-! tendent, Wednesday afternoon. W? hive no idea how many people will accept our invitation, but ar* hoping for a new record number of J visitors.
“We have two goals which we hope to reach today. The first is .to let the people of Abilene, many of whom have never been in the , building, know just what kind of an institution they have in their city. The other is to help overcome I the more or less general fear of hospitals. Years ago. a hospital was a place to go to die. Now we want people to realize that hospitals , throughout the country are fighting 24 hours every day to prolong life and to heal the diseases and ailments of humanity
rtWe are particularly interested in having a large number of children ; visit with us today. It is often hard lo get parents to send their children to hospitals, and the children themselves are reluctant to come. Yet, when they have been here a little while and realize that no one will hurt them, but everyone will do everything in their power to make
See HOSPITAL, Pg. 9, Col. I
Miss Texas Picked
AUSTIN. May 12. i -Appointment of Miss Ernestine Melton of Texarkana, student at the University of Texas, as "Miss Texas" at the National Tomato show and festival in Jacksonville June 7 was announced here today by Governor • J tines V. Allred.
Liberals Lose In Attempt To Hike Funds For WPA
WASHINGTON, May 12.-(AP)—The house beat down today a republican attempt to turn the administration of relief over to the states. The standing vote was 106 to 39.
GOP's TO TRY AGAIN
Another amendment, to increase from SI,250.000,000 to $1,500,000,000 the proposed WFA fund for the seven months ending next January 31, was rejected by a standing vote, 61 to 23. It was proposed by the house liberal group.
The first amendment to the $3,-054,000,000 lending-spending bill offered by Representative Bacon (R-NY) was the minority proposal for decentralization of relief. It proposed to set up bi-partisan boards to handle relief funds and to require states to put up 25 cents for every $1 contributed by the federal government.
Republicans said they would make another attempt, Just before a vote on passage of the bill, to i put their program into the measure.
Although conceding they had no chance of success, the minority members proposed forbidding use of funds in the bill for competitive projects of any sort,
The democratic leadership, on the other hand, endorsed an amend-j ment to let the Reconstruction Finance corporation supply $60,000,-000 additional for sending electricl-I ty to rural areas.
. Leaders said they would hold the house in session until It took a ! final vote on the bill, probably early In the evening. Representative Woodrum (D-Va), in charge of the legislation, said it would pass without any trouble.
Extra funds for rural electrifies-tative Maverick (D-Tex), who said the house liberal bloc had delivered an ultimatum that $60,000,000 would have to be provided or its members would vote for a proposal of Representative Rankin (D-Miss) to add $200,000,000,
Maverick said Democratic Leader Rayburn had gone to the president and the appropriations committee with the $60,000,000 proposal offer and found it "agreeable to both.”
Business Men Will Review Proposals
Breakfast Set At Wooten Tomorrow
At a 7:30 o'clock breakfast in tho ballroom of the Wooten hotel tomorrow, IOO of Abilene's leading business and professional men will meet to review the hundreds of suggestion* made in the "business clinic'' meetings held this week.
Late last night members of tho chamber of commerce board of directors made a resume of all tho “business acceleration” suggestions. In all. this tentative Forward Business program, as it now stands in the resume, consists of 17 pertinent and concrete suggestions regarding industrial activities, 13 on agricultural activities. 20 on retail and wholesale activities, and 31 regarding civic improvements, or a tentative program, now, of 81 points.
Dr. O. T. Anderson, educational director of the Forward Business movement, will continue requesting suggestions on questionnaires from many diversified groups throughout the remainder of the week. Dr. Anderson spoke today at the noon luncheon of the Lion s club, and tonight at 8 before the Business and Professional Women's club, and at 8:30 in the W. O. W. hall.
Disney Residents Tired But Happy After Whoopee Marking Mart Of New Regime
DISNEY, Okla., May 12.—(/P —Bovoboy, did Disney celebrate It’s whoopee regime last night!
The fun and frolic lasted right on until 4:30 a. rn.
Today everybody was on th" Job though, mebbe a little fired, but happy about the night’s fun.
Nobody was arrested.
Chief "of Police Hale Dunn watched the proceedings said it was “good clean fun— beer was the only stuff I saw being drunk "
And Billy Baker, the object of the celebration, stayed right in there and pitched like any good ex-cowgirl The party was thrown for her on account of she won, hands down, an election Tuesday that gave her the right to dictate a curfew-less regime In the Grand river dam boom town for 30 days
The defeated early-to-bed candidate, Mrs. Vera Sitar did just that. . ,
She joined good naturedly in the scuffling at Morgan® nance hall until about 9 p. rn. and then hit the hay.
Miss Baker had the best idea.
"Boys." she said early in the evening, “I just cant hold out. The campaign and all. you know. I gotta have rest ’
So the partners who'd been swinging her said okav and me went to bed for a couple of hours. Around midnight she x\as up and dancing again and she stayed with it until the string orchestra squeaked its last around sunup.