Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVII,'NO. 365. Allocated Pre•• (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1938-TWELVE PAGES
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IN SPEECH AT U. S. NAZI CAMP-
_ City Sales Army
Says FDRs Death Urged Goes Over Top
Dies Fails To
Name Speaker For Committee
Data On Nazi Move 'Shocking' Texan Declares
WASHINGTON, May 26.-(AP) — Representative Dies (D-Tex) advised the house today he had information that a member of the German-Ameri-ean bund, in a speech at one of the main “nasi" camps in this country, had advocated assassination of President Roosevelt.
NOT CONGRESSMAN Reporters In the press gal'cry understood Dies to say a member of congress had made the speech and at first Dies confirmed that understanding in reply to a note sent to him on th* house floor.
Later, however, he told newsmen he had stated a bund member had urged assassinator He explained he had misread the note of inquiry.
The Texan did not identify the member or amplify the charge.
He made It at the start of debate on his resolution to authorize an investigation by a seven-mar. house committee of the extent, character and objectives of un-American propaganda in the United States.
Dies said he was not an alarmist but that he had had “shocking" information supplied to him concerning the extent of a Nazi movement in this country, n CAMPS IN U. 8.
He said there were 33 Nazi camps in the nation which claimed a membership of 480,000. and that he had reen photographs showing men ’marching and saluting the swastika
"I have information,” Dies added,
‘ that certain individuals and groups have contributed funds for the purpose of encouraging a Fascist or Nazi movement to this country.”
Th# propose-^(pitton will not be birectad at the German-American people, Dies asserted, because “there is no more loyal class’ of citizen, generally. He added his own mother was a German.
Nor. he added, would the investigation in any way abridge the right of a person to “express an honest conviction and enjoy freedom of speech."
Members of the so-called liberal’ bloc quickly offered criticism of the i resolution.
Representative Johnson (Fl-Minn) wanted to know why. if Dies had information about Nazi camps, he did not attempt to obtain passage of a bill by Representative Voorhis <D-Calif) to forbid military activities in this country other than those of the legular armed forces of the government.
SEARCH FOR BODIES IN BURN ING WRECKAGE OF AIRLINER
Firemen and policemen are shown delving into the burning wreckage of a twin-motored airliner in a search for bodies
after the large transport plummeted inexplicably to earth near Cleveland, carrying ten persons to their deaths. The craft, bound
from Newark to Chicago, fell only eight miles from the Cleveland airport, where it was scheduled to land.
NEW YORK, May 26. (AP)— The 15-round welterweight title fight between Champion Barney Ro** and Henry Armstrong today was postponed until tomorrow night because of rain.
ABILENE and vicinity: Unaattiad to
night and Friday, probably featured tnundtrihow erg tonight.
WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, probably local thunder ahowera In extreme south-•aet portion tonight and Friday.
EAST TEXAS: Unsettled, probably
•fettered thundershower* in weet ana north-central portions tonight and In ea*t and eolith portion* Friday
PRECIPITATION 24 hr* ending 6:30 a m. Thur*. .01 Inch
ame* tint o( year ..........15.31 Inch**
Urn* period last year ....... 4 95 Incite*
Normal since first of year ... #32 Inches
Hilliest temperature yesterday OI
Jaw temperature th* morning . .62
TEMPERATURES Wed. Thuri.
2 ...... *9
3 ...... #0
7 ...... 82
S ...... 79
Midnight ,. .. Noon .., ....
UNSETTLED” Sunset . . " ....
7 p m 7 a m. 12:39
Dry thermometer S4 64
Wet thermometer 63 59 66
Relative humidity 31 77 ai
Trent Pioneer, 84, Succumbs
Funeral Today For‘William Sidney Burton
TRENT, May 36.-(SpD— William Sidney Burton, resident of Trent 23 years, died last night at the farm home a mile west of here following a long illness that became critical IO days ago. He was 84 years old.
Mr. Burton had been blind the past 30 years. He was bom in Orange county, N. C., January 26, 1855. He came to Texas in 1871, but returned to Orange county to be married to Mary E. Cooper on December 15, 1881
He first settled In Dallas county and came to Jones county in 1906. He moved from there to the present home in 1915. Mr. Burton had been a member of the Methodist church over 50 years.
Funeral was set for 2 p. rn. today at the Trent Methodist church with the Rev. A. H, Carlton, pastor, In charge assisted by Mr. Burton’s son-in-law, the Rev. D. G. Reid, Baptist pastor at Roby. Burial Is to be In the Stith cemetery under the direction of Barrow Funeral home, Merkel.
His wife and six children were all present when death came. His children are: sons. W. L. of Merkel, H. B of .Abilene, Osie of Clyde, and the Rev. M. T. Burton, of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Reid of Roby and Mrs. Lizzie Ross of Trent. A brother, Dave of Coleman, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survive.
Courthouse Refreshment Stand To Add Turtle Ranch As Special Attraction
The Taylor county court house lobby refreshment stand is to become the scene of a turtle ranch.
Announcement of the project, by which simply innumerable small turtles are to join Hie court house family, was made this morning by Audra Mae Lamb, manager of the stand, and Deputy Sheriff Elmer Lowe ’ Both were quite enthusiastic over the idea.
"Ive had this cactus collection all winter and I’m getting & little tired of it. Ifs about time we started keeping something alive around here," was Miss Lamb’s comment.
TYom the deputy sheriff came notification that at last he has found a ranch. “I’ve been trying to
get a sheep ranch or a cattle ranch for a long time," he said, “but I’ve quit looking for that now. I think this turtle ranch Is going to work out just fine.”
Mae West was the cause of the whole thing, Mae being a small turtle, with her name written on her back, which was sent to Lowe through the mail yesterday. He exhibited her to a group of the court house employees this morning and almost immediately the Idea was completed.
Other turtles are to be gathered from near and far, the only limitation being that they be small and not snappers. All are to be placed in a glass house at the refreshment stand, with some nice friendly gold fish as companions.
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Two Kelly Fliers Plunge To Death
SAN ANTONIO. May 26 (A*)—Two Kelly Field fliers were killed today when their two-place observation ship crashed in a wheat field two miles west ol Leon Springs.
The dead were Robert J. Brown and Joe Gerald David Shannon.
The plane crashed near a group of farmers, working in the field.
U.S. Fleet To Third Dies In
Atlantic In '39 Pecos Mishap
WASHINGTON. May 36.—W -The navy’ department announced today that the entire fleet would be moved from the Pacific to the Atlantic next year for maneuvers and to visit the New York World’s Fair.
Leaving Its Pacific bases early In January, the fleet will be gone probably six months. The visit to New York is scheduled for May.
Confidential fleet problem number 20 will be worked out during February in the West Indies and the Atlantic as least as far south as the equator, the navy said.
The announcement was made without explanation but naval circles recalled testimony of Admiral William D. Leahy, chief of operations, before congressional committees this year that the anticommunist alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan “must be taken into consideration by America’s sea defense."
LONDON, May 38.—(AwYehudi Menuhin, young violin maestro, mas married today to rich- red-haired Ruby Nicholas, 19-year-old daughter of an Australian spirin magnate, at the Caxton Hall register office.
PERMISSION TO SHOW MOVIE DENIED—
Pyschiatrists Close Defense In Pact Slaying Trial
NEW YORK, May 2«.-(UP)-The defense in the murder trial of Donald Carroll rested today after psychiatrists testified that the 16-year-old honor student did not know the “nature and quality" of his kCt when if* killed his sweetheart.
The youth had testified that Charlotte Matthiesen, two years his senior, believed death was "the most beautUul way out” of their difficulties—she was an expectant mother—and that after she told him the stories of several romantic plays and operas he thought so too."
a retlr#d *rm>’ chicer, shot and killed hU sweetheart last March 24. He had Intended to shoot himself, too, he said, but lost his courage md called the joohce instead.
Or. Samuel mg in, a psychiatrist, said in response
Vcal *luestlon propounded by Sydney
Rosenthal, defense attorney, that the youth mas mooring under such defective reasoning as not to
,2m! nature and quality of his acts."
/•TI16 of the blast of the gun,” he Raid, “was sufficient to restore the defendant to his normal
Under cross-examination by Assistant District At-Priicy J°*fPh V. Loicalzo, Dr. Feagln said he believed charlotte, too, ‘was not sane at the time she died.
Rosenthal sought but was denied permission to show the motion picture ’Mayerling" to the jury. Donald testified yesterday that the film, portraying/ the suicide of a Noble Austrian couple, provided/ the
model few the suicide pact into which he and Char
PECOS. May 26 (Spl)-A collision eleven miles east of Pecos Monday night claimed its third victim here Thursday morning as Mrs. Joe Everett, 49. of Madill. Okla., died in a local hospital.
Mrs. Everett suffered severe head injuries as she was thrown from the car and struck the pavement. Doctors at first gave her no chance of recovery but yesterday had reported her condition slightly impi oved.
Mrs. Everett's death followed that cr her daughter. Novice Louise Everett, 23. and J. C. Jackson, 19. who were instantly killed In crash. Winston Everett, another son, has a severe concussion but not a fractured skull as at first feared. He is p Iso in a critical condition.
Frances Rawlins, infantile paralysis. victim is in another Pecos hospital suffering from bad bruises and cuts. Her condition according to hospital attendants Is painful but not serious.
Bodies of J. C Jackson and Miss Everett were returned by ambulance Tuesday and a Madill funeral company coach was en route to Pecos Thursday morning after the body of Mrs. Everett. Her husband and two other relatives who were here ioi a shoit while Wednesday had leturned home.
In COfC Drive
Capture Of More Than $17,250 Is Attack Objective
With the battle cry that the time has come for Abilene, by the united effort of its citizenship, to advance as it never has before, the City Sales Army this morning launched a frontal, flank, mass and individual charge.
Objective of the assault, which is to be completed within a week is the capture of more than $17,250 to be used by the Abilene chamber of commerce in an Improvement program outlined by the city-wide series of business clinics held re cently. Acting both as individuals and teams, 120 members of the army have each selected six persons or firms from which they expect to secure $25 or more for single voting memberships in the cham ber.
"Kickoff* dinner for the army was held last night at the Hilton at which time the names were selected, sponsors introduced, and a report given by the special Activities fund committee.
Under co-Colonels J esse Winters and D. G. Barrow, the army is divided into four divisions, each under a captain and a sponsor. For division I, the sponsor is June Frost, and the captain is Jim Shel ton. Division 2 is under the spon sorship of Margaret Ansley and captained by Russell Stephens. Mollie Sears is sponsor for division 3 and Homer Scott is captain. Division 4 la headed by Tom Brown lee with Louies Foote as sponsor. CHECKUP TOMORROW
Early tomorrow morning, the sponsors are to call the members of their respective divisions to ask them how they are getting along with their work and urge their at tendance at the (int report breakfast to be held at 7:30 at the HH ton. In many other ways they are to lend their support to the cam palgn. and in return are to be presented with various trophies from the members of their division and from the sales army.
Report of the Activities fund committee shewed that more than $10,000 has already been subscribed and members of the special national firm committee promised at least another $1,000 to the fund.
J. C. Hunter, president of the chamber, presided for the meeting and was given a unanimous and hearty vote of confidence when he offered to resign his position lf public sentiment warranted such a move.
As a final challenge to the army, Fulwiler, as co-chairman of the Ac tlvlties fund committee promised that his group would raise $200 above its quota for every $100 above the quota subscribed by the army. Quota assigned the army was $5, 250.
Match Play On In Big Spring Tourney
BIO SPRINO, May 26. (*W Match play was under way this morning as 38 golfers teed off In the annual Big Spring women's invitational tourney.
Medalist was Mrs. Gordon Phillips of Big Spring, who shot one under par, 38, to defeat Mrs. Theorn Hicks, Odessa, In a nine-hole playoff round after the two had tied with H’s. Mrs. Phillips, listed as a cofavorite in the meet with the defending cnampion, Miss Elinor Jones of Albuquerque, N. M„ opposed Mrs. Sam O’Neal of Odessa in her first match. Miss Jones was paired with Mrs. Sonny Harkrider of Midland.
First North Texas Wheat Marketed
SEYMOUR, May 26.—(A—The first load of new wheat in North Texas was sold here yesterday afternoon by Adolph Ostridl, northwest Baylor county farmer. The grain tested 58 pounds and brought 64 cents a bushel.
Sunshine following rains last week-end has sent hundreds of combines Into wheat fields and the harvest is gathering speed throughout the area.
Japs Deny Boats Off Alaska Coast
TOKYO. May 26.—(AV-A government spokesman today denied any Japanese cod fishing in Bristol bay off Alaska where American fishermen reported a Japanese invasion of the Bering sea codfish banks.
"There is only one ship in the Bering sea taking crabs and that is all,’’ declared the spokesman, a member of the Japanese bureau of fisheries.
He insisted Japanese fishermen, followers of one of Japan’s greatest industries in far-flung international waters, rigidly were respecting th* recent agreement with the United States to stay away from Alaska.
‘Obstruction Laid To Ex-TVA Head
Lilienthal And Morgan Reply
JAPAN SHAKES UP CABINET TO PRESS WAR AGAINST CHINESE
Foreign, War And Finance Ministers Quit; Sino War Vet Takes Portfolio
TOKYO, May 26—TA*)—Japan’s foreign, war and finance ministers left the cabinet today in a drastic reorganization by which the army appeared to have won a stronger grip on the government, with the likelihood that there likely now will be made a new and stronger effort to end the China conflict with quick victory.
The departing ministers were Kokl Hirota, foreign minister; General Gen Sugiyama, war, and Okinobu Kaya, finance.
LL Gen. Seishiro Itagaki, who has been on the China front, becomes war minister. Siehin Ikeda becomes minister of finance.
The new foreign minister Is General Kazushige Ugaki.
Marquis Koichi Kido gave up his post as minister of education but remains in the cabinet in the newly created post of welfare minister.
General Baron Sadao Arakl, a former minister of war who has predicted Japan one day may have to fight Russia as a “world menace,” becomes education minister.
Siehin Ikeda, the new finance minister, is Harvard educated and former governor of the Bank of Japan.
The changes bring Into the cabinet three of Japan’s most powerful military leaders, two of them, Ugaki and Arak! retired.
Authorities said the shakeup strengthened the government and expressed belief it would mean more vigorous prosecution of tile war in China.
Rebels Threaten to Halt Loyalist Drive
KENDA YE. France (At The
Spanish Frontier), May 28.—(ZP)— Swift insurgent reinforcement of the Catalan front threatened today to halt the government’s most ambitious offensive in five months.
Insurgent commanders, reporting government losses estimated as high at 15.000 men In four days, said Barcelona troops had abandoned their attack except at Tramp In the center of the 60-mile line.
Battling to shove the insurgents back across the Segre and Noguera Pallaresa rivers and throw a monkey wrench into an insurgent offensive scheduled to be resumed upon Barcelona, government forces repulsed a counter-attack northeast of Tremp. Southeast, they were within five miles of Tremp.
He's Back Home From Journeys - ■ To Recuperate
ANADARKO. Okla., May 26.. —(UP—J. D. Whisenhunt was back home here today and glad
The Anadarko funeral home operator received a telephone message from Kansas City the other day Informing him that his wife was at the point of death in a hospital there. Ha boarded a plane.
But he no sooner reached his wife than an Anadarko friend telephoned. Said the friend:
“Your baby daughter’s whooping cough is worse and you better hurry home if you want to see her alive."
Whisenhunt bought airway tickets for an immediate return. He was delayed when a pickpocket at Kansas City airport lifted his billfold, containing the tickets and all his cash.
Finally arriving at Oklahoma City, he stepped from his plane into a landing field hole and fractured his foot and sprained his ankle.
At Anadarko he found his daughter better and learned his wife was worse. He flew back to Kansas City, where he developed a toothache that required a trip to the dentist, was stricken with ptomaine poisoning, necessitating a doctor's attention, and suffered a finger infection.
His wife and daughter were recuperating today. So was he.
Action Delayed On Health Unit
City A*d County Officials Hear State Leader
Motion to hold further Investigation of the possibility of a city-county health unit with county and city commissioners, the Taylor-Jones county medical society, and a special committee was made and passed this morning at the close cl a group discussion of the problem.
Meeting In the county court room, both city and county commissioners, Major Hair, Judge York, welfare workers, and members of tbs Par-tnt-Teacher council heard Dr. O. W. Lucky make a talk on general uses oi health units and their financing. Di. Lucky is field director of health units under the state department of health.
Also appearing as guest speaker
for the group mras Dr. O. A. Gray of Sweetwater, director of the Nolan county health unit who gave a description or the unit working* in Jus county,
At the close of these talks. Mayor Hair and Judge York gave their views of the practicability of installing such a system in Taylor county. Both men said that they favored the plan, but did not see yet how it could be arranged in the light of financial conditions.
“We are paying $18,000 each year for the city health department alone, sod I don’t see how we could pay any more,’ Hair said. He pointed cut that the general state of the county was good and that the city had been free from epidemics of all
See HEALTH, Pf. II, Col 6
Went Beyond Proper Limits Chairman Says
WASHINGTON, May 26.— (AP) — David E. Lilienthal, Tennessee Valley authority director, testified before a congressional commi ttee today that Arthur E. Morgan, former TVA chairman, tried to “defeat and obstruct the authority" in litigation involving its constitutionality.
The 38-year-old Harvard law school graduate took the stand to answer charges made against him yesterday by Morgan.
Earlier, Harcourt A, Morgan, the other TVA director, told the ten-man investigating committee that Arthur Morgan conducted a “campaign of dissent and obstruction” to discredit the TVA program.
Presenting his testimony in a series of prepared statements, Lilienthal said the former chairman’s efforts to obstruct the authority took place in litigation before a special court in Chattanooga.
He added that he would give details on that matter and "the conduct of Arthur Morgan in respect to the so-called Berry Marble claims.”
Yesterday Dr. Arthur Morgan asserted that the other two directors had engaged In a “deliberate” attempt to “make things easy" for Senator Berry ,(D-Tenn) in prosecuting claims against the government
Before taking up the ousted director's charles in detail, Lilienthal expreased resentment that Dr, Morgan had made charges which were interpreted as “criminal corruption’* on the part of the other two directors.
“Arthur Morgan now says, almost three months later, that he did not Intend to charge Dr. Harcourt Morgan and myself with corruption,” Lilienthal said. “But he did permit that construction of his charges to
See TVA, Pg. ll, Col. I
Placards Display Wtsftx Attractions
Placards advertising the various summer entertainments in West Texas are being displayed in many Abilene business finns’ show windows.
One of the latest cards on display is that boosting the Stonewall County Golden Jubilee at Aspermont, June 23. 24 and 25. In celebration of that county's 50th anniversary, one of the biggest affairs ever held there is planned.
Alcatraz Guard's Funeral Friday
Further Word On Rites Awaited
Friday has been tentatively set as date for the funeral in Sweetwater of R. C. Cline, senior custodial officer of Alcatraz prison, killed when convicts attempted escape at the prison.
Cline’s sister, Hester Cline, said this morning that they expected to hold the funeral Friday, but could not be sure of the arrangements until further word was received from California.
Cline was the son of A. C. Clin* of Westbrook. Besides his father and sister, he is survived by his mother, two brothers. Irvis and Arcus, all of Westbrook; and another sister, Lavona White of Durant, Okla.
T. N. Carswell To Capital Saturday
T. N. Carswell, secretary-manag-er of the Abilene chamber of commerce, will leave Saturday to join in Dallas a Washington-bound delegation that is asking for the cotton research laboratory for Texas.
This announcement was made this morning by J. c. Hunter, president of the C-C, and C. A, Mc-Gaughey, chairman of the agriculture committee which recommended that Abilene have a representative.
Burris Jackson of Hillsboro is leading the Texas delegation. The plant, to be built in the southwest, will be a million dollar outlay.
THREE WELLS HOLD AREA SPOTLIGHT.
SEARCH FOR DEEP OIL PAY IN FOUR COUNTIES GAINS TEMPO
Tempo of development in the search for Canyon series and deeper production in the four-county area of exploration—Jones. Shackelford. Haskell and Throckmorton— was showing signs of a new speed today. Three wells particularly held the spotlight while indication of a new Throckmorton county pool gained attention.
Most closely watched by Abilene Interests was the Ungren Sc Frazier et a1 No. I J. S. McKeever, mile north outpost to Shackelford county’s Ivy pool, which had indicated discovery of a second pay horizon in the Canyon lime, basal Palo Pinto.
No. ! McKeever last night completed underreaming six-inch casing to the top of the lower lime section at 3,230 feet and was bailing out fluid this morning in preo-aration for deepening and testing an oil showing found at 3265-67 feel, nearly IOO feet below the regular producing zone of the Palo Pinto. Oil had risen 2.000 feet in the hole in ll hours, but the test carried at the time and set pipe for a shutoff. Location is in the southwest quarter of section 14-S-H&TC survey.
In extreme southeastern Haskell oounty, north of the Ivy pool area,
Fain-McGaha and P. S. Kendrick No. I T. G. Hendrick was bailing fluid from the hole after cutting two more feet of saturated sand.
A sand line correction yesterday placed total depth of the test at 2.690 feet, with top of the saturated section at 2.686 feet. This was corrected from a previously announced sand top of 2,700 feet.
FREE OIL RECOVERED Through 1.200 feet of mud and water In the hole Wednesday, operators recovered ten ballers of free oil In four hours. Pipe had been set to 2,677 feet, for an apparent ahutoff of upper water. Location is
in Indianola railway survey No. 104, about eight miles east of the Par-due pool.
Forest Development Corporation No 2 A. E. Pardue, second well for the southern Haskell county pool remained shut in today for orders after flowing through seven-inch casing at a rate of mom than 50 barrels per hour. Last gauge taken was 152 barrels in 2 hours, 17 minutes, through casing. Tubing is on the ground and is scheduled to be run either this afternoon or tomorrow.
The test is producing from Adam*
See OIL Pf. 77, CoL I