Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Pennsylvania’s Demos Smash CIO’s Ticket
Jones Wins Gubernatorial Nomination
Over Opposition By Farley And Lewis
PHILADELPHIA, May 18.—(AP)—Democratic state com mittee candidates smashed a slate backed by Labor Leader John L. Lewis and Senator Joseph F. Guffey in Pennsylvania’s primary and looked today for some avenue to peace in the bitter factional strife.
Returns from 6,258 of the state’s 8,075 precincts assured victory to Governor George H. Earle for the democratic senatorial nomination and to Pittsburgh’s Charles Alvin Jones for the nomination for governor.
Down before ccmmittee-endorsed Jones, despite a primary -eve endorsement by democratic national chairman James A. Farley, went Lieutenant Governor Thomas Kennedy. He was supported by Lewis, Guffey | --
GOV. EARLE VOTES I AGAINST SLOPES OF CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN-
and the C. I. 0—as was Mayor S. Davis Wilson of Philadelphia, overwhelmed by Governor Earle.
PINCHOT LOSES Certain leaders of the triumphant state committee, which is headed by Secretary or the Commonwealth David L. Lawrence, were said in unconfirmed reports to be considering a'king President Roose-velt’s mecilathn in the party row
PHILADELPHIA. May 18— /Pi
— Returns in Pennsylvania s primary:
Democratic U. S senator — '7309 of 8.075 districts'—Earle, 714,08; Wilson, 294.617.
Democratic governor — < 7359 districts)—.Tones, 553.261; Kennedy. 458.129; Margiotti. 155.956.
Republican U. S. senator — 7258 districts)— Davis, 737.033; Owlett. 422.141.
Republican governor* 7295 districts)—James, 889,960; Pinchot, 403.088.
that split an organization which in 1934 pushed Earle into office as the first Pennsylvania democratic governor in 44 years.
Meanwhile, republicans, who nominated Superior Court Judge Arthur H. James for governor by a margin of landslide proportions ore- former Governor Gifford Pinchot, rai ed an anti new deal battle cry and hailed the wounds opened in the democratic lines as presaging a republican return to state power in November.
Said Philadelphia Republican Chairman Jay Cooke;
The republican party will come into its own in Pennsylvania this year and will lead the way to republican return to state power in 1940.’
In the Hie republican enatorlal contest, which with the republican
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Chinese Repulse Jap Attacks On Suchow
Nipponese Retreat In Counter Drive
Negro Held In Fatal Shooting
One Negro Slain And Another Is Wounded
Ely Anderson, negro, was being he.d in the Taylor county jail today after the fatal shooting this morning of Ed Hughes, another negro, and wounding of Earl Davis.
The shooting occurred about ll o'clock at South Eighth and High. land where the three negroes met. Hughes and Davis were sitting in a parked automobile and Anderson was on his way to do some yard work, he told a reporter.
Anderson said that he called Davis from the car to talk with him. Several weeks ago, Anderson had charged Davis in corporation court with abducting his 14 year old daughter.
"We stood there and talked a while,' Anderson said, "an’ then he got back in the car. When he got back in the car we was both still talkin' and this boy with him was buttin’ in."
Fallowing the shooting. Anderson Va Ike,, to .he county cbuiunouse and gave himself up to Deputy Sheriff Philip Diltz. He was placed in the jail and County Attorney Elsco Walter said he would be charged with murder and assault to murder.
Charred Ruins Of Plane Found
Nine Occupants Killed In Crash
Governor George H. Earle, democratic candidate for U. S. senator, drops his ballot in the box at Haverford in the Pennsylvania primary.
SHANGHAI. May 18—TA—Desperate Chinese resistance held Japanese assault units well away from the walls of battered strategic Bu-rhow tonight while Chinese reporter! other Japenoe forces in the Tangshan sector, 50 miles west of F.uhow had been thrown back in a significant action .
A Chinese communique said the defenders of the vital Lunghal railway l ad launched a counter offensive south of Tangshan and driven e Japanese column there yesterday almost hack to Yungcheng, In Honan province.
(In Hankow a Chinese army srokaaman declared this drive had "broken the spearhead of the Japanese advance toward the I unghai railway from the south." He asserted Chinese lines still were "fundamentally unbroken'' and Chinese “morale remains excellent.")
Japanese artillery continued to shell Suchow's west wall and gates, but indications increased that capture of the city, nerve center r! the far-flung central China battlefront, was proving more difficult than previous jubilant Japanese reports had predicted,
Ban On Endurance Contests Upheld
AUSTIN, May ll—/#)—The supreme court in effect today upheld constitutionality of the law prohibiting endurance contests.
It refused application for writ of error sought by Sportatonum, Inc , of Dallas which had been restrained by injunction from operating In violation of the law.
In upholding the district court v hich granted the injunction, a majority of the Dallas court of civil appeals said the articles of the penal code under attack were constitutional.
Sportatorium, Inc., claimed the low made arbitrary distinctions between persons, sought to regulate as nuisances matters which were not nuisances In fact and were indefinite and uncertain.
Padlock Petition Filed In Court
Application for injunction to padlock the premises at 1618 Walnut as a common nuisance was filed afternoon in district
Avoca, Noodle Wells Complete
Ivy Pool's Third Well On Beck Has Shallow Showing
Completion of potential gauges on f.vo Jones county wells were re. ported this morning.
Giving a one-location northeast extension to the Avoca pool, the Fain-McGaha Oil Corporation and Sinclair Prairie No. 2 Swedish Lutheran church in section 190 BBB&C survey, reported a flow' of 516 barrels of flu.ri, 14 pct cent water, on a 12-hcur railroad commission gauge The flow was through tubing after treatment with 2.000 gallons of acid at 3,263-73 feet, total depth.
In southwe tern Jones county, Humble No. 11. N. Irwin, p >oi opener from the Fisher county lime about a mile and a half east of the Noodle Creek field, completed a pumping gauge of 92 birrels of oil and 25 barrels of water in 24 hours, natural, after a plug bauk cement job from 2,568 feet. Pay section was from 2,550 feet Tile test is in the southwest corner of sec. tlon 48-18-T&P survey.
A southwest offset, No. I Riley Horton, Is drilling below 1.C50 feet on spuddcr.
In tile Ivy pool, Iron Mountain was attempting a cement squeeze job to plug off water showing in Palo Pinto lime from 3,026-27 feet which had yielded 19 per cent water on a railroad commission gau;e. It is located in section 159-BBB&C survey.
Iron Mountin No. 3 Beck, east offset to twin wells producing from both the King and the Palo Pinto horizons in tile Ivy pool, was testing a showing of oil in the shallower sand drilled from I 933-37 feet. It is in sc hon 162-BBB&C stir-
Methodists Pick 11 Lay Delegates For Conference
534 Additions To Church Reported By Dstrict Pastors
Eleven of the 13 lav de'pgates to the Northwest Texas Methodist conference at Memohis in November were elected this morning by representatives to the Abilene MNhodist district conference.
The.™ flexed were Mrs. E. F Traweek, A B. Carlton. Clark Church. Mrs. C. A. Bickl f Mrs. Frank Fain. J. H. Rucker. R. G. Boger, R P. I ae, Ed Gist, John Gable and E. H. Kendall. Fifty-three votes were necessary to elect the delegates. Other two positions will be filled at another election Renort of pastors showed that 534 additions had been received into the church 'inc0 an annual eorCer-enre in November. One hundred and sixtv-eight were on profession of 'aith
Hugh H Hunt, pastor at Tuscola and Bradshaw, opened the nro-gram this morning by stressing a return to the cid time Bible doctrines. J. P Patterson head of the McMurry Bible department, also rpoke.
The Rev. J H. Hamblen. oartor of the Abilene First Methodist church addressed the grew en "Spiritual State of the church." Mrs, Trawe’*1: reported en the mis-
PILOTS OF AIRLINER IN CRACKUP
Fled Whittemore (left) of
St Paul, vicepresident of Northwest Airlines, was copilot, and Sidney Willey (right), Lockheed test flier, was pilot of the new Lockheed
transport plane which crashed and burned in Southern California. The pilots and seven passengers aboard the craft were killed.
Airliner Believed To Have Cracked Up At Terrific Speed And Burst Into Flames
SAUGU8, Calif., May 18.—(UP)—A missing $80,000 Lockheed airliner, with all of it* nine passengers dead and their bodies burned, today was found crumpled against the slopes of Stone mountain, in Mint canyon, 20 miles north of here.
None of the passengers—three men, four women and two babies—escaped.
The plane, missing since 1:40 p. rn. PST Monday en route
to St. Paul, Minn., via Las | *
Vegas, Nev., apparently crashed with terrific force and burst into flames.
REMOVE BODIES Stone mountain, near Mt. McDlll, is in the Jagged Sierra Pelona range.
It is a mile and a half north of Mint canyon highway beween here and Palmdale in the Mojave desert I to the north.
Deputy sheriffs from the Newhall sub-station reached the scene quick-
FIRS! OF CONTESTANTS IN BAND FESTIVAL ARRIVING IN ABILENE
Citizens Urged To Tell Visitors How To Reach Fair Park Headquarters
Order Jersey Speech Probe
If any Abilenian meets a band member or visitor wanting information regarding the Tri-State band tournament today, tomorrow or Saturday, please tell them how to get to Fair Park, where the headquarters build-
slons and emphasized the r-’eri to tjng js located. This is the request made today by the conventions com-
reach into communities that had no j mittee handling the music competition festival.
church rervtCes. j The headquarters building officially opened Its doors at 1:30 this after P Thrane cf M^Murrv rolle^c ernoon to remain open until Sunday morning. It is here that all infor-
tclked on "Christian Education" R. mation regarding contests. Judges, housing, results and general lnforma-
H. Nichols cf Vernon conferee™ tlon will be available, lav leader of the Northwest area, First groups of the contestants of discussed ’av activities. ^hc Region Six, National School
Tnis afternoon nrcachers of the Music Competition festival were ar-Abiiene district will dine together riving today. For the moat part. at the Fairmont church, host. and.they were soloists, et: enable plav-make ttfedw the Hunt-D'd^t ors and juries. a '.'tie
Memorial Bible chair planned for early before the festival proper McMurrv college. starts tomorrow.
Charles S. Eskridge of Wink, contest committee chairman, and Ben Peek, principal of south Junior high school at Waco. arrived last night to lead the visitors into the city. |
Some 700 or COO contestants and officials are to arrive during the day.
PROGRAM PRIVATE Tomorrow s program will be strictly private, solo hearings before Individual Judges, but beginning at i7:30 Friday morning and continu-Attorney Genera! William Mc- jng throughout the festival, the Craw, candidate for governor, will spectators will be given a hearty fire his first political shot in this welcome. A general admission part of West Texas tonight when charge of 25 cents will be made for he speaks on the Nolan county the playing contests In the Fair courthouse lawn in Sweetwater, at Park auditorium both Friday and 8 o'clock. Saturday. The tickets entitle the
McCraw spent last night In Abl- holder to attend any or all of the lene after addressing a crowd ofj hearings of the day.
An admission charge of 25 cents foi adults and 15 cents for any school student is to be made for the four hour band marching contest Friday night. "This marching contest is going to be little short
. .un I * , , of a spectacle," Eskridge comment-
speech. Athenians ptennmtu, at. ^ „ 0(
best high school bands In the three states marching on the field, each
McCraw lo Talk At Sweetwater Tonight
Candidate To Be Guest At Dinner
Thomas' Charge Not Included In Federal Inquiry
WSHINGTON, May 18 ^—At
torney General Cummings said today lie had ordered a "thorough investigation’’ of the general situation richard* 3, and Judith. 2 1-2 in Jersey City where complaints months Mrg Carl n of
charge that free speech has been denied.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Austin. 173.5 Style* boulevard, said this morning that the pilot of the plane was a friend of theirs. They knew him in California before they moved to Abilene.
Iv and started removing the bodies.
Walter Peterson, a Spade canyon rancher, discovered the wreckage and communicated with Ben Wagner. fire dispatcher, who telephoned the sheriff s office. Ground search parties proceeded to the spot.
They found only the charred wreckage and bodies.
Peterson said the plane "was all burned up." He peered inside the cabin, he said, and counted seven bodies The two child passengers escaped his notice FLANK HEARD IN ARFA He reached the crash scene In brush-covered, low - sloping hills about 5:30 a.m., having decided to make a search after a neighbor woman had told him last night of hearing the sound of an airplane Monday afternoon.
Tile fog Monday was so thick, he said, that it was probable the bum-. ing craft could not have been seen IOO yards.
Aboard were: Sid Willey. Lockheed test pilot; Fred Whittemore, of St. Paul, vice-president in charge of operations of Northwest Air lines, co-pilot; Mr and Mrs Henry Webb Salisbury, and their two children.1
3.000 persons at the Kutch-Manning Pioneer association celebration at Newcastle, Young County, yesterday.
The attorney general will be guest cf honor at a dinner tonight at Lake Sweetwater preceding the
tend the dinner arc Frank Massey C. W. Dick. Ellis Douthk Jr., D. M
Oldham, Bill French, E. H. Moore ti-ying to outdo the other in maryl
and M. Shaw
James P. Stinson, heading the McCraw forces in Abilene, announced that McCraw's supporters will gather at the Hilton tomorrow night at 6:30 o'clock to make arrangements for speaking dates in thLs section.
McCraw will speak in Abilene on Mav 31.
McDonald's Policies Rapped At Midland
The investigation Is in charge of 8‘alfJ assistant attorney genera! Brien McMahon, chief of the criminal division. Cummings said.
At his press conference, the attorney general asserted that he considered it would be "improper” to investigate Norman Thomas' charge that he had been kidnaped by Jersey City policemen because Thomas already had begun legal action.
Cummings added, however, that the department would seek to determine if any persons in Jersey C‘ty were being deprived of civil rights guaranteed by federal law.
The attorney general said the inquiry was being made at the request of many persons who had sent complaints to the White House and the justice department. He said neither President Roosevelt nor Postmaster General Farley were among those suggesting the'Investigation.
Hollywood, wife of Lock-vlce-president in charge of
Miss Llola Totty, Glendale, Lockheed secretary.
Miss Evelyn Dingle, St. Paul, NWA secretary.
Tuscola Woman Dies In Abilene
Resident In Taylor County 18 Years
Westbound Air Stop Regained
Landing Hazard Eliminated By Improvements
After almost two yew* during which Abilenians could leave Abilene by air or return by air, but could not do both, the westbound American Airlines plane will again make a daily stop at the municipal airport.
Official notice of the renewal of the westbound stop was received yesterday in a telegram from Congressman Clyde E. Garrett of Eastland to Postmaster O. A. Hale. Th* action taken by the post office department in designating the stop brought to a successful conclusion intensive efforts by both the postal and civic authorities of Abilene.
The hazard of landing the big ^transport planes (rn the short runways of the Abilene airport was given by American Airlines as reason for discontinuing the atop. Since , that time some $30,000 has been spent on improvements of airport facilities. Two of the runways were •wended from their original 2.00<i feet lertwn lo 3,500 feet and th* third to 3,900 feet. ,
The wirk has been practically completed and the new stop will become effective June I. A special stop was made by the westbound plane Tuesday afternoon to land a passenger and pick up twov pouch.. es of mail, and another special stop will oe made tomorrow afternoon to pick up the mail concentrated her* by the feeder test flight*.
The eastbound plane stops at 5 :39 p. rn. and the westbound plane will probably land at 5:35. Deadline for dropping airmail letters at the postoffice will probably be 5:10, said Eugene Pearce, superintendent of mails here.
Abilene’s average daily volume of airmail is more than 300 letters now, Pearce said, and the amount is expected to be increased somewhat by the new schedule. The big increase, however, Is expected in passenger traffic. Round trips east or west now can be made.
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Solons Ask Report On ACCA Inquiry
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MIDLAND, May 18. (UP Policies cf Land Commissioner William H. McDonald in leasing oil lands were criticised today bv Bascom Giles, a candidate for McDonald s office. •
"A fat leasp with 19 flowing oil wells In the East Texas oil field was sold by McDonald to a vacancy hunter for $1 per acre c£sh. but when Matagorda countv < itizens
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foniKht and Thursday probably showers to-night
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court by Esco Walter, county attorney. The application alleges that the premises are used for the illicit sale of beer and whiskey. It
was made as result of a raid *sev- rnllnhnn Dppd Tpct-
eral days ago by liquor control ^Ql IQnan UeeP ' GSI
board officers and members of the ReCOVGTS Oil Show
According to the petition, the PUTNAM, May 18—Operators were Hi lee members of place is operated by Mrs Helen preparing to run six-inch casing to- riculture committee announced to- sought to buv land to clear a
Jones and Mrs. Jack E. Cunning-j day to test the Ellenburger lime in ('ay they were pressing for a prompt cv cloud, McDonald tried
northeastern Callahan county's deep filial report on the groups lengthy them up," Giles said. wildcat test two miles from here, and controversial investigation of "School* are struggling w the Wilmer Oil A Gas properties the American Cotton Cooperative adequate funds and taxpa> No. I R D. Williams et a1 having re- association carrying heavv burdens boa
covered a promising show of oil at1 Officials of the ACCA had sug- Texas has not made proper
4.077 feet rested the congress repay $18,000,- its millions of acres of oil la
The well was drilled to 4.036 feet,OOO to $25,000,000 lost by coopera- royalties"
in ten-inch hole and was reduced at tives under farm board operations. —
cav instructed division highway en-1 that point to eight-inch size. It L* as they concluded a denial of charg-
gineeis to see that campaign post-1 shut down awaiting arrival of the er. by committee imestigators that
ers, including his own, are not per- pipe Location is "est of the Van undercutting of government loan
placed or remain in Palmer pool in Eastland county, in and pool cotton by ACCA had cost
TE&L survey No. 2269.
Campaign Posters Barred On Highways
AUSTIN. May 18— (UP)—Highway Commissioner John Wood to-
rh ln-ers ere because Use of nd and
Baby Helaine May Lose Right Eye
CHICAGO. May 18 (UP)-Baby Helairte Judith Colan. whose cancerous left eye was removed last week. also may lose her right eye, an attorney for the family indicated today as a llfe-or-death medical Jury of 19 was summoned to decide what is to be done.
Attorney Samuel A Hoffman spokesman for the parents, raid that In his opinion the eye must be removed.
He based the opinion, he said, on , a report that one-third of the right ! eye "still has cancerous fibres."
TUSCOLA, May 18-Bpi.» Mrs Maude Chaney, 63, resident of south Taylor county for 18 years, died at the Kendrick Memorial hospital in Abilene at 2:45 a day after a short illness.
Funeral wiJl be held at th- Meth- I odist church here with the Rev. W M Murrell of Abilene officiating.' Date of the service la pending word from two sons, the Rev. Bearden Chaney of Fort Worth who is in 1 Mississippi conducting a meeting, and Clyde Chaney of Ajo, Ariz. It will probably be Friday afternoon. I Born in Gainesville, Georgia. Mrs.1 Chaney came to this section 18 years ago. She will be buried bedde the grave of her husband who died March 29. 1929 Other survivors are a son, John of Tuscola; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Tom Draper of Loraine and Iona Chaney of Tuscola; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Price of Fort Worth; ani a brother, C. W. Bearden of Fort Worth. 0
CLARKSDALE, Miss , May 18— V A tornado that cut a io-mile swath through south Coahoma and rorth Bolivar counties late yesterday left 24 persons injured. Four negroes were perhaps fatally hurt. in. to- Authorities estimated property loss at more than $60,000.
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CHICAGO. May 18— (UP) -Gretchen Bowers, 23, an artists’ model, telephoned a man last night and talked about the rainv weather. Then she put on her most expensive gown, rouged her lips, and shot herself to death.
A four-page note to the man was found on her dressing table.
It said that he had ended their love. He was identified in the note only as "Stony." It ra'd in part-
"Stony: You said just before I left you today, ‘WJUhftVtf you
do is all right with mc ' Therefore. I fee! sure you will understand and even possibly condone the step I am about to take. Thursdav night I felt not unlike I do now. but the assurance you gave me then of your love and your desire of a life for us together gave me strength and courage to follow a plan of living xxx but with your love for me gone, as you said, it doesn't seem to be of much use. xxx "Remember the ? ast you made to me once xxx Here s lo our love and anyone that
tries to hurt it will have me to reckon with' ”
She was vivacious and ’sinned. friends said, and had shared a luxurious apartment with three other young women They were in the living room with a guest when she killed herself From them, police learned what had happened.
Frank M Weaver. 28, a University of Wisconsin graduate, told Police Lieut. John OMal-ley that Mrs. Bowers telephoned him last night. He said they had been keeping company for about a year but had recently quarreled.
! Cooler weather and probable showers are predicted 'anight,! promising relief from yes erday's ! summer heat which equalled the seasonal hi-gh of 92 degree*
High for the day we* recorded at 5 p. rn. All time high for May was set in 1927—106 degrees The temperature hit 92 for the first time this season on March 25.
New Angelo Track Mentor Is Named
SAN ANGELO. May 18 r Arthur (Tonto) Coleman, line coach and track mentor of San Angelo i high school the past five years, has resigned to assume similar duties at Abilene Christian college, his a ma mater, in the fall.
Hervey Blue, now a senior In Bayloi university, has been named IO succeed Cdletum la SfcU Amain, j
Martha Raye Seeks Writ Against Photo Comparing Her Mouth With That Ot Ape
HOLLYWOOD, May 18 - (UP) - Martha Raye, the movie comedienne with the large mouth, called attention to her shapely figure today and said that she would take further legal action to prevent Look magazine from printing her picture alongside that of an ape
Miss Rayes attrneys went into court yesterday and sought an injunction designed to forbid the Des Moines. la . magazine from publishing the photograph. Superior Judge Emmet H Wilson said he doubted whether he had jurisdiction over an Iowa firm in such matters and refused the injunction.
Tile attorneys planned to file an amended complaint today. MIM Raj* Mid Ibtt Ult su
ture showed her posed with an ape and featured a comparison of their mouths. The legal language of her petition called it a comparison of "over-sized oral aperture."
The picture is to be published. she said, in a forthcoming issue under the headline: "Million Dollar Ballyhoo.'’ The article supposedly is an expose of Hollywood ballyhoo methods, such as those which publicized the movie star's mouth when she first broke into the movies.
Miss Raye contended that since the photograph was taken two years ago she has “gained much in physical charm, comeliness and grace.” and her chief attribute now is the shapeliness mid cUsAOfie a1 ha less.
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question. IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 4,
1. Who is this banker? Why was he called before the SEC?
2. Julio Alvarez del Vayo is (a) leader of the Portuguese Fascists, ib) a Mexican painter,
»c> foreign minister of Loyalist Spain0
3. What member of the Roosevelt cabinet warned that dictator - controlled nations might some day force democratic countries to resort to war?
4. The British Labor party has won both by-elections since the resignation of Anthony Eden as foreign secretary. Tm* or false?
5. What horse won tile Kentucky Hcrltt'2 -