Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LYM, NO. 362.
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Air Bombs Miss Cardenas’ Home
Pilots Drop Manifestos Declaring Government No Longer Recognized
By JOSE FERNANDEZ ROJAS SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico, May 21—(AP)—A high-flying white airplane dropped four bombs today less than IOO yards from the temporary residence of President Lazaro Cardenas, whose federal troops clashed with rebels in an outbreak of warfare at Rio Verde.
The white plane resembled the two fleet transport-bombing craft known to be in the possession of Gen Saturnino Cedillo, leader of the uprising in this state against Cardenas’ government.
Opening, Closing In Rain—
REGIONAL BAND MEET ENDS WITH EAGLES AGAIN RATED TOP DIVISION FOR PLAYING
Mexican Held In Child's Death
South Texas Girl Throttled, Raped Along School Path
FLORESVILLE, May 21—(SP)—A middle-aged Mexican was held In Wilson county Jail tonight while officers pushed Investigation of the brutal strangulation slaying and ravishment of Hope Elizondo, 12-year-old sixth grade schoolgirl.
Sheriff George Booth of Wilson county still detained a negro but said he planned to release him. He said he would charge the other man Monday.
BEATEN WITH CLUB
The child* body, disrobed and cruelly beaten, was found at dawn today In a clump of weeds near Lavenla.
The slayer dragged the child from the path she used to walk to | ed the Cardenas govejmment. school, clubbed her with a thret-foot stick an inch thick and then choked her to death. Welts covered the girl's body.
Underclothing and one shoe were missing.
Sheriff Booth said feelings were suppressed and no attempt had been made to reach the arrested
Dr. R. a. Martin, who examined the child's body, said death was caused by "strangulation; probable brain concussion.'* He aded criminal attack was probable. Decomposition of the body prevented imedlate conclusions.
SEARCH THROUGH NIGHT
Parents of the slain child, Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Elizondo, said their daughter left home about 7 a. rn. yesterday to walk to school. She carried her schoolbooks and a nickel.
Her absence from school started a search and 150 men, including officers. CCC enrollees and private citizens, hunted throughout the
Cardenas was not in the residence when the bombs dropped.
REBEL BAND SMASHED
Apparently 25-pounders, the projectiles fell on the edges of the army flying field just behind the house in which Cardenas, here to direct operations against Cedilio, is living.
Federal government troops smashed a rebel band at Rio Verde in the j first clash, with 22 rebels reported killed. 15 wounded, and 80 captured. One federal captain and two privates were killed in the break, which brought to a head a rightist-leftist dispute many had feared might spread throughout the nation.
No damage was done by the bombs which fell near the flying field three miles from San Luis city proper. Two army pursuit planes took the air quickly to attack the raiding plane, but were soon outdistanced.
The attacking plane dropped copies of a manifesto signed by Gov. Hernandez Netro, of this state, and four San Luis state legislators. It declared they no longer recognlz-
Hernandez Netro has been missing from San Luis Potosi since yesterday.
In Mexico City a high government official said the government had in its possession documents indicting Cedillo had sought the afd of the expropriated foreign oil industry In carrying out his revolution against Cardenas.
He said the documents showed that Cedillo had promised the oil companies return of their proper-
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Rain ushered in the tri-state band contests here Thursday morning, and it was rain again that brought them to an abrupt halt Saturday night.
All contests in the national regional competition were completed, but the torrential downpour that set in at dusk forced cancellation of the scheduled announcement of awards and an address by Dr. John Simons of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Of paramount interest to Abi-lenians is that their band — the high school Eagle musicians—added a first division (highest) rating in concert playing Saturday evening to other honors it gathered in the contests. Friday night the band won first division rank in marching among Class A bands.
Earlier In the festival, the Abilene elementary honor band rated first division In playing. Both are directed by R. T. Bynum.
In addition, five Abilene solo performers won first division In the
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three-day competition. They were S. L. Friedsam, French horn; Bill Sanders, drum majoring; Saretta Morrow, Dorothy Aman and Alma Jane Page, violin.
Class A and B bands played In
Saturday’s contests. Other Class A band ratings were;
First division—Austin, Central of Oklahoma City, Weslaco and Wewoka, Okla.
Second division—Waco and Amarillo.
Class B band ratings were:
First division—Palestine, Mexia, Bristow, Okla.
Second division—Slaton, Cisco, Wink,
Third division—Vernon, Mona-hans-Wickett, Union Grove of Gladewater.
Judges in band concert playing yesterday were Dr. Simons, Col. Earl D. Irons of North Texas Agricultural college at Arlington, and
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HEIGHTENING WAR SCARE-
Poles Join Nazi Demands
North Park District Votes School Bonds
By a majority of eight votes, voters of the North Park independent school district approved a $9,000 bond Issue yesterday for the construction of a new school building. With 160 persons voting, there were 84 votes for and 76 votes against the bond.
The $9,000 bond issue puts the
night. school board In the position to ap-
Today, at dawn, Oscar Tewes and ply for a $26,000 WPA grant. If the Richard Weils came upon the loan is secured, the two sums, schoolbooks and the nickel in the j along with materials from the old dust of the schoolhouse path. Near- building will be used for a one-by. in the clump of weeds, only a story, concrete structure, few hundred yards from her home, The projected building will house they found Hopes bruised and an auditorium, gymnasium and swollen body. Finger marks were on n*nc classrooms, her throat.
Marks on the path indicated the H/rUTf TA AAlUir 70-pound youngster attempted to Lf Lm IJ IU VsUMl Ugh*, her attacker and was dragged
Into Ute brush.
Bradbury Asks Special Project
Proposal Designed To Provide Work For Older Jobless
A special WPA project for Taylor county, designated for the em- ____ __
| ployment of men between 45 and j ration of reports that Czechs were 65 years cf age was advocated Sat- • massing troops near the Polish bor-urday afternoon by Rep, J. Bryan 0’er.
Bradbury. Hitherto on the fence. Poland took
The discussion of roll cutting In action apparently paralleling Germy opinion is beside the point,” many’s despite recent urgent French Bradbury commented. "My attitude and British efforts to rally Warsaw is one of cooperation rather than behind London and Paris, criticism, but I do feel that these The Soviet Union was ominously men, mostly between the ages of silent.
45 and 65 should be given some France, committed to fighting for form of employment. Czechoslovakia In case of unpro-
“I think it would help their voked aggression against her, looked morale and be more businesslike for to London for support, them to be employed than to be In Whitehall, wearied Viscount on a straight dole. Halifax, British foreign secretary,
“I hope that within the near fu- kept In touch with Europe s capitle, with the cooperation of all Tai* into the early morning hours, parties, some special project can London and Paris still refused to be designated for these men. believe, however, that Germany
"My interest in this matter has would Provoke a war which was vir-been prompted by the fact that Uially certain to range Britain, many of these men have called by F*'ance and Russla a8a*nst her. They my office in the past few days with she would take any chance of their discharge slips in their hands, jSainln6 ber ends in Czechoslovakia wanting to know what they should b-v I*a<*ful intimidation.
France, Committed To Aid Czechs,
Appeals To England For Support
LONDON, May 22—(Sunday),—(AP)—Nazi Germany, aided by Poland and apparently heedless to British pleas, whipped fearful Europe into a war scare today with a warning to harassed Czechoslovakia to grant autonomy demands of her German minority.
In a tone as violent as the ultimatum to Austria which preceded German annexation of that country, Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm I Goering's newspaper thundered a “Last, urgent appeal” to Czechoslovakia, where two nazis were killed yesterday.
The field marshal's newspaper, the Essen National Zletung, appeared
1 to have forgotten German as-i -—
surances that Czechoslovakia would —................
not suffer Austria's fate.
Poland, in turn, demanded expla-
Rainfall Cancels Raids By L-Men
Rain Traps Lions At Albany Club
ALBANY, May 21.—The annual Lion's club homecoming of the local organization showed signs of becoming an all-night affair early tonight.
Scheduled for Saturday afternoon were a bridge party for the women in the Lake DeLafosse clubhouse and a stag party for the men on the other side of the lake.
These two events went off all right.
About dark the parties converged in the club house for a barbecue.
It started to rain.
At 9:30 o’clock it was still raining and townspeople, predicted the party would have to stay at the clubhouse all night. A creek between the clubhouse and town was uncrossable. There was no telephone in the clubhouse.
Tile golf tourney scheduled for Sunday was cancelled.
IN WEST TEXAS
MOZELLE—Dedication of the new Mozelle school building Monday
BAIRD—Special religious service Tuesday, May 24, at the First Methodist church, commemorating 200th anniversary of Aldersgate Retreat.
TALPA—Celebration of completion of Lake Talpa, Friday, May 27.
COLEMAN—Central Colorado River Authority's board meets Monday morning. May 23, to map work for the remainder of the year.
CAMP TONKAWA—Annual Compole of the boy scouts of the Chisholm Trail area at the scout camp near Lake Abilene, May 30-31 and June I.
STAMFORD—June 4, 5, and 6, ninth annual Texas Cowboy Reunion.
HERMLEIGH — Old-fashioned basket dinner, Hermleigh school, Friday. May 27.
BALLINGER—Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ballinger town lot sale, June 29.
do next. All of them have families to support and some have very pitiful stories.”
Bradbury stated further, that in his opinion Abilene had not received the amount of WPA work which it should have had. He expressed the opinion that more projects could be obtained if proper applications were made.
Education Fee Case Defendant Freed
FEAR WEEKEND COUP
Czechoslovakia thrust reserve troops behind barbed wire berri- j
Disorders and troop movements on 1 I the eve of municipal elections sent I a wave of alarm through Europe.
Diplomats were apprehensive of violence today during balloting In which the nazified Sudeten Ger-
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It’s an ill rain or flood that brings no good.
And last night's downpour was no exception. It may have done damage to streets, growing crops, gardens and what not, in fact extent of damage done had not been determined early today.
But it did bring a lull in Abilene^ red-hot liquor war as being carried on by the Texas liquor control board.
As a result a flock of Abilene beer peddlers went undisturbed during the night. The liquor board members and the constable's force had planned a series of raids at about the hour the rain started.
They soon decided that anything they might do would not make Abilene any arter. As a result they went wherever officers go when not working.
Martin Loses Reeledion Bid In Oregon Race
Endorsed By Both AFL, CIO, Hess Conceded Victory
PORTLAND, Ore., May 21.—OTh— Gov. Charles H. Martin, 74, who brought to the executive chair of Oregon a personality that affected deeply the state's history, lost his office today, vanquished by 48-year-old Henry L. Hess.
The democratic governor, who retired from a brilliant army career a decade ago, went down to defeat In Oregon's primary election after a spectacular battle.
labor issue prime
Today aa he saw a lead for Hess grow to 3,890 votes with only 332 small precincts missing, Martin conceded victory to Hess.
Thus ended a campaign which, through Martin's vigorous entry into the Northwest’s labor troubles and his barrage upon oertaln Roosevelt functions and functionaries, drew a number one billing on the nation’s political stage.
The vote on which Martin surrendered was 49,048 vote* for Hess, a La Grande attorney, to 45,156 for himself In 1349 of the state’s 1,681 precincts. This threw Hess, a comparative unknown in many parts oi Oregon, into the November general election against the former school teacher, Charles A. Sprague, who is editor of the capital’s morning newspaper, the Salem Statesman.
Martin’s was a battle on a campaign based upon suppression of Ubor violence, fealty to the president without "rubber stamp” submission, and no quarter for radicals.
PORTLAND TURNS TIDE
Hess claimed Roosevelt administration support and CIO and AFL endorsement, the only time the two unions have agreed m Oregon
The governor lost his battle primarily in Multnomah county (Portland* home of a third of the state's population and bitterest scene of the turmoil in the labor Industry
Willis Mahoney, former Klamath Falls mayor, outstripped United States Attorney Carl Donaugh for the democratic senatorial nomination, 42,247 to 28,587 in 1.029 precincts. r
Sprague ran away with an eight-man contest for the republican gubernatorial contest, topping hts
Catclaw Creek Rises In Homes
Abilene Christian College Marooned;
Snyder, Hit By Hail, Also Flood Site
Driving rains struck at Abilene late yesterday evening, hesitated momertarily, then whirled back in a torrential four-inch downpour that flooded the town as splitting lightning blazed away.
The three-hour “cloudburst” left the town temporarily marooned. Traffic was halted in every direction, highway!
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flooded. At midnight, however, water had receded in most localities and still dropping.
Catclaw creek went on a rampage, its waters running over the banks and across Highway
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houses. Johnson’s service station on the Sweetwater highway stood in water several feet deep.
LAKES CATCH LITTLE
Communication with the outside world to the south was cut-off at McMurry on the Buffalo Gap road and Butterfield highway. Water was over running boards of cars on the Butterfield road several blocks west of Saylas boulevard.
Abilene Christian college could be approached only by the Albany
The scheduled Abilene rodeo for today will be postponed one week because of the rain.
highway during peak of the rain. The district at North 13th and Pine streets was inundated. Traffic was halted on the Coleman highway.
While the townsite was being drenched, th* watershed of both Lakes Abilene and Kirby remained semi-arid and little additional water was expected to be caught. Buffalo Gap reported only a shower and not that much In direction of the lake or to the south. Most of the run-off was in direction of Fort Phantom hill, where a huge dam is under construction.
SNYDER DAMAGE HEAVY Greatest damage was reported at Snyder where a beating hail drove small grass and some small grain Into the ground. Playing the accompaniment was a howling wind that uprooted trees and broke limbs off ochers. Many window lights in ^ houses at Snyder were broken, roofs
eaiest opponent. Sam Brown, I pecked up and general havoc play-Gervais farmer, 38,653 to 16,355 in 975 precincts.
Edouard Bourdet (above), French playwright, was wounded In the arm by Henry Bernstein, also a playwright, in a duel with swords in Paris. Their quarrel flamed to the fighting stage when Bourdet publicly rebuked Bernstein for withdrawing a play from rehearsal.
T h e Incumbent congressmen Man wood Honeyman. Portland democrat; Walter Pierce, L Grange democrat; and James W. Mott, Sa-lpm republican, were winning com -fortably.
75,000 Pounds Westex Wool Sold
Martin County Votes On Bonds
ed. Already there has been more hail in the Scurry county town than In the past IO years.
Falling in sheets, 1.35 inches of rain put Deep creek and Dry creek on tears. They went out of banks in the northeast part of Snyder, In th* . I Hooding houses in the lowlands and
Rufus Holman threatening business houses. Jake
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field, once S^on /sen.to, « « m05t MV're h,U' Wlnd ™" to 21,996 in 1919 precincts.
Jurists Speak At Bar Dinner
Fifty Attorneys Dine At Annual r Haskell Banquet
HASKELL, May 21. —(Spl.)-
AUSTIN. Mal 21—(A*)— A Travis county district court Jury deliberated six minutes today to acquit
Miss Edger Ellen Wilson, assistant
state superintendent of education, SWEETWATER, May 21 — An-
of a charge of misapplying public other wool sale was made here to-
fu”d5,, , . I night by the Central Wool Si Mo-
She had been accused of convert- hair company as E. O. Oglesby of lng to her own use $580.09 In fees Hill* Si Oglesby bought 75,000 collected by the education depart- poUncis for prices ranging from 15
fneHnt JZL* *1Ving .SS** entTC<;jto 20 cents. Announcement of the and other examinations to school!
Miss Wilson entered a plea of not guilty and testified none of the payments had been converted to her personal use.
She and L. A. Woods, superintendent of education, jointly issued a formal statement following the verdict which said in part:
“We should like to say the state department of education has withstood the onslaughts of designing, office seeking politicians who would
sale was by Ollie Cox, manager.
Oglesby has been one of the big buyers in Texas this spring, getting an estimated one-third of the wool of this state.
Included in the shipment was
STANTON. May 21 — Returns from six of the 12 boxes of Martin I county, with 323 votes tabulated late tonight, Indicated the $45,000 road bond issue was given th* required two-thirds majority in balloting today. With Stanton’s vote I included, the count was 232 for, 91 against the proposed bonds.
Old-Time Resident's Son In Band Meet
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Loudon of Dallas spent several days here last week aith their son. Harry. 15, a member
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WMT TEXAS: Partly cloudy la ■•atli. ‘bowers la aorta portion today and Monday.
EAST TEXAN: I mettled, local thumler-* ho wee* in aorta portion today and probably Monday. Moderate ta fresh seats-«a*t and sooth wind* on the roost.
NEM MEXICO: I mettled today, cooler souther (torttoo; Monday general, fair.
ORLAHOMAi I-ore I showers today and Monday; rooter In mat and central norths today.
Weather outlook for week beginning Munds) : Meat Gulf stales—Oen'rally fair es re |>t showers oyer noah portion Wednesday or Thursday. Tempe rat tire* arar aormal.
Range of temperature yesterday
he had seen in Snyder during hts More than 50 attorneys of th«
nine j ears there, county and visitors were present to-
Hermleigh also was in path of , .. ' „ . „
the soaker. Telephone lines in that 8 annual Haskell
section were blown down and poles County Bar association dinner in broken. Telephone connections were the coffee shop of the Tonkawa bad in many other spots of the hotel
northern territory which likewise , , . Jud.g
was in the rain-soaked path. The; principal sp****? was Juaga territory to the south was dry. 1 Frank Lee Hawkins of the court of Crops and ranges in the "wet” criminal appeals, Austin. Accompanying him and also a speaker on
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brought 15 1-2 to 17 cents. Ross Green of Rotan and Floyd Sproul of Bitter Creek consigned the clips.
W. N. Norton of Maryneal commanded top price of 20 cents. Jim York of Borden county had the
destroy the reputation of an inno-! largest clip—23,000 pounds—in the cent woman in order to discredit sale. Bill Boren of Borden county the present administration.” I had 10,000 pounds in the deal.
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'SWING' MUSIC HERE TO STAY,
SAYS NOTED BANDMASTER
By GARTH JONES
Swing is here stay.
That’s the opinion of ti band director featured on the National Broadcasting company's networks for the last nine years.
Here In Abilene as head Judge of the Tvi-State band festival, Dr. John Simons, famed director of the Armco band of Cincinnati. Ohio. took a few minutes off from band concert juJdCng yesterday to air his WA wi on music.
"The dance music of today,” he said, "is with us to stay. You call It ‘swing,’ and I guess that's just as good a name as any for It. The cause of It all is our song writers of today.”
“Our American song writers are pretty smart,, they’re—” the band playing on the stage had made a mistake.
“—The songwriters are a bunch of good business men. They’re good salesmen. They take songs AOd rn alw irrvwraui* of
them, give them a name like 'swing' and sell them to the public.
Even at tlvat he admited that jazz and swing were different. Jazz, he said, was a combination of distorted sounds—“just plain old nigger music.”
“Swing of today Is a highly perfected arrangement of music. It has the rhythm and color that no other music possesses.” "Dance bands used to be composed OI About ten dtflcreot til
ls, ooo pounds of 8-months wool that 0l Long Junior high school
band of Dallas, who was a contestant In bass horn in the regional band contests. The elder Lowdon J« president of Exline-Lowdon Co., Dallas. His father was one of the p.oneer bankers and landowners of Abilene and West Texas and he was greatly enjoying bringing his son to a band contest in Abilene, where he had played in the Abilene city band 40 years ago.
Stamford Man, 30, Dies Of Attack
STAMFORD. May 21— (Spl.)— , Floyd Marshall. 30-year-old bakery employee, was found dead at his home here today, when his wife teturned to prepare the noon meal. He had suffered a heart ailment for several years but death was unexpected. He had been to work earlier in the day.
Funeral service will be conducted from Swenson Avenue Baptist church at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. H. S. Hinson, pas-| tor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery, under direction id Batton Ftuwjtl boo*
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hun«et ytilrnU), 1:34; sunrise today, 8:37; Sunset tad**, 7:S4.
Rainfall for 14 hours ending at > p. rn., 4.IS inches (airport'.
Feeder Test Pilots Visit Seven Towns
With the exception of one town. all points on the air mail feeder demonstration route out of Abilene were contacted on schedule yester-i day by planes.
More than 14 pounds of air mail I was picked up and placed on the west bound American airliner. Towns contacted were Lueders, Albany. Stamford, Paint Rock, Ballinger, Winters, and Bronte.
Hamlin was the only town not touched. N. J. Wilkins on flying a Taylor Cub, was forced to turn back by storm clouds before he reached Hamlin on his route. C, J. Collier, flying a Stinson, was the other pilot.
struments Now they are groups of instruments.”
He lifted his hands and interlocked his fingers.
"See. Swing of today is a clever combination of instruments that bring out delicate shading of tones and effects” "Oh. swing is just like a lot of other things today. It has its place and as long as it rtays in that place there is no other
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Mine Caretakers Trudge 14 Miles In Nude Over Snowy Landscape After Clothes Lost
MARYSVILLE May 21.— iUP'—Buzz Green and Ivy Anderson, caretakers of the Poverty Hill mine. 30 miles north of here, were recuperating today from a 14-mile hike that they were forced to make Iii the nude and mostly over snow-covered ground.
The pair started to hike to Scales. Cal. In preparing to swim a creek, they stripped and tied their clothing in one bundle.
Green made a heave toward the opposite shore.
The bundle fell short and was swept away by the stream, swollen by melting snow.
Green and Anderson hiked four miles to the point where they left their automobile, only to discover that they could not get in it because the keys to it were in Green's trousers.
Strawberry Valley, IO miles away, was the nearest habitation.
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the program was Judge Harry N. Graves, also of the court of criminal appeals.
The invocation was given by the Rev, Russell Coatney, pastor of the First Christian church here and music for the night was by the Haskell high school orchestra.
District Judge Dennis C. Ratliff welcomed the visitors and the response was given by Judge Charles Coombes of Stamford. F. M, Roberson, attorney in Haskell, acted as master of ceremonies.
Other out-of-town visitors were Lloyd W. Davidson, state attorney of Austin; Judge Clyde Grissom, court of criminal appeals of Eastland: Dr. J. C. Davis of Rule,
Judge E V. Hardwick of Stamford; T. E. Knight, Shackelford county* attorney and Fred Stockdale of Aspermont: Jim Kendall of Munday; Judge Milburn S. Long and Dallas Scarborough of Abilene,
Young Demos Pick Dallas As Next Site
SAN ANTONIO, May 21.—
A. "Neal” Pickett of Houston wa* i c-elected president and Dallas selected the 1939 convention city ab ; the final session of the Young Democratic Clubs of Texas here today.
Adoption by the state legislature of adequate laws to control mutual assessment Insurance companies wa* urged In a resolution passed by th§ body. Another resolution recommended that “no assessments bt made for taxing purposes on sub-