Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LYM I, NO. I.
tawditci Pun (AP)
New Jones Oil Pool Indicated By Wildcat
Test North Of Anson Showing Oil Saturation
SUDETEN GERMAN BEATEN BY CZECHS, NEWS AGENCY SAYS
Farmer Knocked Down On Failure To
Show Identification Paper, Report
BERLIN, May 27.—(UP)—A new incident In which a Sudeten German farmer in Czechoslovakia was beaten by Czech soldiers was reported today by the semi-official DNB news agency, quoting the Linz newspaper Arbeiter Sturm.
The Czech soldiers asked a German farmer working his land near Kaplitz to show his identification papers, the dispatch said. The farmer
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Possibility for the opening of another Jones county oil pool was indicated today in a showing obtain ed by the Dunigan Brothers and Fred Hyer of Fort Worth No. I J J. Gaither, wildcat four miles north of Anson.
The wildcat, started by Stansor Ac Miller of Big Spring and taker over by the Fort Worth men twi weeks ago, had drilled 15 feet of true Cook sand this morning, th? last five feet showing oil saturation It was scheduled to cut four mop feet of the horizon by afternoon.
The test recovered a bailer of (ii an hour and a half after strikiig the showing, indicating it had filkd up 40 or 50 feet, but it showed Utile or no gas.
It Is located near the center of a 6.000-acre block, jointly owned )y Stanton & Miller and Dunigan & Hyer, and in which spreads of 430 acres are owned by Humble and 310 acres by the Sun Oil company. Indian Territory Illuminating Oil company has a block adjoining to the south.
Top of the Cook section was found at 2.432 feet, top of the saturation al 2.442 feet and bottom of the hole this morning was 2,447 feet. Eight-inch casing was set last week to 2,-257 feet for a complete shutoff of any upper water or caving and the hole remains dry. Operators said that six-inch will probably be run before it is tested.
The natural showing will be tested for commercial production and the wildcat will be continued on a 4 000-foot contract if it fails to make a producer.
Location is in the northwest corner of section 38-BBB&C survey. DEEPEN TYE TEST Dunigan <fc Hyer are also deepen-
HELD AS KILLER
said he never carried them while working and was knocked down by the soldiers with spades and gun butts, it was alleged, and was taken to n hospital In a serious condition.
The agency questioned the accuracy of a Czech statement charging that 34 German airplanes had flown over Czech soil.
Diplomats Discuss Border Observers
PRAHA, May 27—(IP)—1The chief of the central European department of the British foreign office, exploring the possibility of posting observers in the troubled German-Czechoslovak border region, conferred today with the British minister to Czechoslovakia.
Reports of this British expert,
William Strang, after visits here and at Berlin, are expected to give Britain a clearer picture of German-Czechoslovak issues and guide British policy.
The prolonged suspense over a crisis that had waxed and waned for a week meanwhile, was beginning to sandpaper the nerves of this Czechoslovak capital, 12 minutes by air from Germany.
Tie Czech living in Praha, fearful that Germany one day may attack to annex this nation's 3,500,000 German minority, cannot travel west, north, south or even due east without soon bumping into Germany.
It is less than IOO miles from Germany to Germany right across the middle of Czechoslovakia.
There have been reports all week of dozens of German warplanes circling into Czech territory, and there is a growing atmosphere of uncertainty.
Arnold Johnson (above). 33-year-old organizer for a Minneapolis drivers union, confessed, Police Chief Prank Forestal said, that he shot to death William Brown, president of the union, as they drove about the city arguing about union funds.
ing a test in the Tye pool of Tay-, p.. . c. . . -
lor county, No I A. E Hunter. De- i UlSClOSe jinking Of
layed by a fishing job for more /- a A * I
than a week, after it had drilled to O6rm0n /V\in6lOy6r
a total depth of 2,557 feet, the test was recovering tools this morning and stripping pipe. It was deepened past the old producing horizon of the Cook at 2.388 to 2,400 feet.
Disappointment again hit the Ungren Sc Frazier et a1 No. I J. S.
McKeever, mile north outpost to the deep lime Ivy pool of north-
BERUN. May 27.—(ZP,—The sinking of the Gorman minelayer Triton, with four of her crew missing, was announced today at Kiel, the Gorman navy's great base.
The cause and locality of the sinking were not disclosed.
Three aviators were killed when
Diplomas To 250 Seniors Tonight
v estem Jones county, after It had 1 a new 01311 plane making test drilled into salt water. fights crashed near the island of
Testing a showing of oil, thought Langeroog, off Germany’s North
Students to Have Full Charge Of Final Exercises
Campaignels For C-C Raise
TI ■ I Af f\ i
City Sales Arhiy Members Report At Breakfast
Approximately one thid of the $5,250 to be raised by the City Sales Army through ingle $25 voting memberships in tie Abilene chamber of commerce wi reported already subscribed this miming.
The reports were mad^ at a report breakfast for the (rmy held at 7:30 this morning in pc Hilton hotel, Just one day after he beginning of the drive yestercjay morning. Both J. C. Hunter,I president of the chamber, and Janes Blythe, special director, express^! gratification over the initial report. They had estimated that about $1,000 should be reported this miming.
June Frost, sponsor if division I, majored by Jim Shelton was winner of two prizes this mooing. First prize was awarded the sponsor because 19 of the 24 members of the division w^.re present ror the breakfast. The other division had 17, 18 and 18 members present respectively. An additional jrize was awarded Miss Frost bemuse division I reported $489 subjcribed, to top the army in that respect.
Special mention was gken Wally Akin, who has been acting major for division 2 in the pla« of Russell Stephens, who has been out of the city for the past two days.
High money team for the morning report was that oi Don Waddington, with $212 substribed. Waddington is a captain ii division 4. High money teams for Hie other divisions were under C. W. Gill of division 2, $195 reported; Wally
Akin of division 2, $155 reported; and E. H. Moore, diviiion I, $196 reported.
At the close of the amy reports, W. J. Fulwiler reported that an additional $1,000 had beet subscribed by the activities fund committee, and promised that their $12,500
quota would be completed before j
the next report breakfast Tuesday morning. Present status of the
fund is $11,125 subscribed, bringing the grand total so far to $12,760 of the $17,750 minimum budget aet for the drive. *
The drive is to Ie completed
WITHOUT PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE—
Tax Bill To Become
PENNSYLVANIANS GET ROOSEVELT'S PROMISE OF HELP
an ajovia« mood were victors in the litter democratic factional priiary in Pennsylvania as they merged from the White House with President Roose
velt s promise of support tor their ticket in the coming campaign. Left to right they are, Governor George H. Earle;
senatorial nominee; Charles a. Jones, gubernatorial nominee, and David L. Lawrence, state chairman.
Thursday, in time tor a vWory IZ Z'ZTtL dinner Thursday night. Next re- leaders in Abilene.
port is due at another breakfast
Without benefit of an adult guest 1^esc1®) morning at
See OIL, Pg. 13, CoL 5
Negro Attacks, Slays Woman
CHICAGO, May 27- dp - Mrs. Florence Johnson, 34. wife of a city fireman, was assaulted and brutally beaten to death early today by a negro who entered her South Side apartment through a window.
Her body was found on the bedroom floor with a paving brick nearby
Her sister. Miss Margaret Witten, 28, who was sleeping in an adjoin ing room, said she saw the negro scurrying through the hallway and jumped out of a window.
A few minutes later police seized a negro near the building. He identified himself as Thomas Crosby, 18, an automobile washer. Sergt. Harold Fogarty said Crosby’s hand bore .scratches and his clothing was bloodstained
FDR, Senators At Odds On Relief Bill
main speaker, the 250 members of I 00160 Abilene high schools 50th graduating class will mace their final bow as city school students tonight in a program dedicated to Fifty Years of Cultural and Economic Devobp-
’ I WASHINGTON. May 27-(UP>-
The program, scheduled to bet;in President Roosevelt and senate op-at 6:^0 tonight at the Eagle sta-; ponents who are determined to curb dium. will be conducted entirely by: hls poWer WPre at Lssue to6iy on
tne students Only adults on the public power policy and discretion
Assassination Throat Proof Is Promised
WASHINGTON, May 27.—(UP)
—Representatives whc will conduct a house investigation of ‘un-
American” organizations and fore- who will present the diplomas, arri recoverv Mil
ign propaganda said to day that Principal Byron England, who wit Senate Majority Leader Alben W
they would produce affidavits to | award scholarships to honor gra(- Barkley, D„ Ky„ carried in hi'
prove that threats had been made nates* pocket a statement, authorized by*
to assassinate President Roose- The program will be opened iv; the president, pledging fair deal-
ve“l . , . , . (th« Eagle ba°d pTaying as proc«- mgs with the private utility Indus-1
Overwhelmingly and without a sional, "The Pilgrim’' (Uke). Ottvr1 try and asking wide latitude in car-:
record vote, the house created a music for the program will ce tvo, rying out his policies. He will read I
seven-member special committee songs by the bovs' quartet, Joe Mo-yesterday to investigate the act!-* rison, Connell Taylor, Charles Mw-vities of the German-American . shall and Edward Beasley; and tie bund, communists and any groups recessional "Bravura” piaved by tic suspected of opposing the American band, form of government.
program will be Supt. LE. Dudley,; jn spending the $3,247,000,000 in the ““ll1*11 a*alnst Christianity. ; terians at the general convention .rill *k. - - • - "Th. time has arrived for us to of the Episcopal church in Cinein-
forgetour differences and give up natl last October. The Rev Gerhart pet leas that keep us apart in' was a delegate to the conclave
FDR Discloses His Decision At School Program
Calls Attention To 'Unwise Parts' Of Bill By Action
ARTHURDALE HOMESTEADS, W. Va., May 27.— (AP)—President Roosevelt announced at the Arthurdale Homesteads school commencement exercises today that he would permit the five billion dollar tax bill to become law without his signature.
FIRST TIME FOR COURSE
"If I sign the bill," Roosevelt said rn his address to the Arthurdale homesteaders and to the nation over the radio, ’’-and I have until midnight tonight to sign it—many people will think I approve the abandonment of an Important principle of American taxation.
"If I veto the bill it will prevent many of the desirable features of it from going into effect.
“Therefore for the first time sine# I nave been president, I am going to take the third course which is open to me. I am going to let the act go into effect at midnight to-mght without my approval.”
The president said he was permitting the tax measure to become law in that way to call attention to ‘unwise parts” of the bill.
PROFITS TAX PRINCIPLE The tax measure, which thus becomes law. contains remnant of the undistributed profits tax, recommended by Roosevelt and condemned by business. It completely overhauls former capital gains taxes — also attacked by business—by substituting flat rates for a graduated scale.
Noting that the legislation retains the principle of the undistributed profits .ax. the president said: "The penalty for withholding dividends to
stockholders is so small—only two and a half percent at the most — that it is doubtful whether it will wholly eliminate the md tax avoidance practices of the past.”
As to the adoption of the flat rate capital gains tax, the presi-
. „.w,_ TownsDeoDle spempH t/> nn asserted: “TI1* abandonment
of sue plans as may make pos-1 favor on the union of all Presby- ; doubt that two seaplanes which th<? ,pi?nclple of Progressive tax
sible te union contemplated ’ terian churches. I should be very raided Cerbere last night belonaed E*yTenI In accordance with capac-
‘ lty to pay may encourage a small
mount of capital to go into productive enterprises but chiefly, It will help those who make large profits In buying and selling existing stocks.”
FAVORS TAX REVISIONS
I should like to Ma a revision of our tax laws which would really en-
BELEVED DROPPED BY REBEL PLANES-
Bombs Hit French Town
LATER'S OFFER ACCEPTED—
PRfSBYTERIAN AND EPISCOPAL MERGER ACTION OKEHED HERE
Action of the general assembly , order to present a more united and of the Pesbyterian church of the! effective witness.
I' S. A. oday in accepting the invitation >f the Protestant Episco-ptl chury to ‘Achieve oijaijc «'ii-ion between our respective church-
Two Hurt, Three Houses Damaged By Detonations
es'1 was met with hearty approval
"The two churches have elements that would help the other. I think
they ought not to a.,vc duAcuity
agreeing on a practical basis.”
Also elated over the move was the Rev. E. B. Surface, pastor of the Central Presbyterian (U. S. A.) church.
V zn. r’~w.----- "0ur churches have always look-
purpose cooperate with the Prof- ed with favor on organic union with j d r town
extant CpLscopa. church in the U. protestant churches,” said the Rev 15 BOMBS DROPPED A i (he study and formation Surface. “We have also looked with
The asembly, in session at Phil-710 af I Adelphi, adopted a resolution de-I daring "its earnest and prayerful
PERPIGNAN, French - Spanish
Frontier. May JI—(UP)—Mayer Julian Crusel of Cerbere telegraphed Premier Edouard Daintier today demanding increased protection against raids by “Italo-Oer-man airplanes” as the result of a severe bombing attack on the
What Is Your
News I. Q.?
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on Page 9.
I Who is this famous young musician who has married the daughter of an Australian millionaire has been announced?
2. What country is using submarines to carry mail between cities? W'hy?
3. Is Harlan county, scene of mine labor trouble, in: (a) Pennsylvania; (b) Illinois; (c) Kentucky?
4. In the recent British cabinet shake-up, Sir Kingsley Wood got what important post?
5. Ethiopia is a member of the League of Nations. True or false?
_ . w speaker of the program wll
Speaker v\ ii ham B. Bankhead be Martha Pearce, salutatoriai will appoint the members who will who will discuss "The Abilene hid’ be empowered to sit anywhere in school of 1888." George Dodgen wll the United States during tie con- j describe "Fifty Years of Growth n gresslonal recess and to subpena the leaders of allegedly “subver-
the statement to the senate when the Hale amendment, prohibiting PW'A grants and loan* for munlc- j ipal power plants that would com-1 pete with private utilities, is the pending question.
Ui!IiS d er»ha^LireCt°h *** **** move APPT0*101*!- to the Spanish nationalists
lr ?’" r y *taC0P*‘ “I o „ Fifteen bomb* were droppwl netr
enure said. The Rev. Gerhart recalled that, the railroad station. Two persons
-j ?8 i * *?ew day the.re was no debate and that the one a Frenchman, were reported
and te need of a church union action was taken unanimously to wounded and three houses were ,or*anlzcd the invitation to the Presby- j damaged. Several railroad coaches
It was asserted that there was reason to believe that the bombs might have been of Italian manufacture, but this was not confirmed.
Panic spread through Gerber* as the bombs dropped Into the town during a fiesta in which 400 dancers were celebrating in the market square. The dancers and others fled in terror
'Tavern In Town' Wrong Song For Temperance Meet
NIAGARA FALLS. Ont.. May 27—(UP)— “Now we’ll all join singing No. 7 in our song books.” the master of reremonies told delegates to the Welland county Women's Christian Temperance union convention.
The delegates rustled the pages of their books, then gasped.
The song—No. 7—was "There Is A Tavern In the Town.”
“It was all a mistake," the M. C. insisted.
the Abilene Schools." Mabel Biri will trace the growth of Abilere ‘ From Village to City." Samny Waldrop will have as his subject “Fifty Years of Cultural Develot-ment.”
Final talk of the evening will ie made by Eleanor Bishop, valedictorian, who will talk about “Looi-ing to the Future ”
The program tonight will max the official end of the school yearn Abilene. Certificates of graduation from the elementary school were presented last night to 34 seventh graders from Central. Travis and College Heights schools.
As one of the outstanding events of the seventh grade graduate, American Legion awards went to Billie Jean Glass of Central. Val Wylie Williams of College Height and Rose Shirley Walkow of Travis Honor graduates from each achoo were also recognized.
W. R Skaggs, principal of Alts Vista school, made the principal address.
Boy's Defense Asks 'Chair Or Nothing'
NEW YORK. May 27.—(^—Defense counsel demanded “the chair or nothing” today for 16-year-old Donald Carroll, who killed his sweetheart because he said she preferred death to unmarried motherhood.
Sydney Rosenthal, summing up the evidence before a Queen county Jury of middle-aged married men. nine of them fathers, declared the boy was temporarily insane when he made a death pact with B-year-old Charlotte Matthiesen, wlom he had loved ardently for two ’ears.
U.S. Golfer In Finols
TROON. Scotland, May rt.-i/P— Charley Yates of Atlanta today reached the final round <f the British amateur golf champiraship by hanging on to gain a me-up victory in 19 holes over lector Thomson of Scotland.
Yds To Sell Pqjpies Here
Legion And VFW fconsoring Sale On Local Streets
Satirday is American Legion Pcpp: Day and the Veterans of Fcreipi Wars Buddy Poppy Day th’oighout the United States.
?r(?eeds garnered by the Parra-mire Post No. 57, American Legion, and ly Abilene Post 2012, Veterans of Fdreign Wars will be used for tht aid of disabled war veterans in Dry, both organizations will hold thi United States.
Although Monday is Memorial services Sunday starting at 3 p. rn. at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Wage Foes Get Encouragement
Senate Conferee Majority For Differentials
WASHINGTON. May 27- UP) -Southern congressmen fighting a
See FDR, Pf. is, CoL 4
Cotton Price Breaks Below Eight Cents
_______________ NEW YORK, May 27.—(AV-Cot-
to the railroad tunnels t<?.n broke **tow 8 cents a pound for and most of the people spent the 411 deliwies through January tonight there. d»y Tor the first time since early
Tile drone of airplane motors was i ,, ,.
ht*rd over Cerbere and the search-'# ? general liquidation and lights of the strong anti-aircraft I JJS* ^ntribut^d 10 the defense force were turned into the , which carried values down night sky. One of the raiding planes nWe bale this We<*- At
was caught fairly in the searrhitohc! ^'erp001 July quotation in
minimum wage crJa^cf'beJiui^'otvTSuiL d£pj£d
caught fairly in the searchlight! Til..
ic 8 “ American currency broke below the
9 cent domestic cotton loan basis for the first time.
near the suburban vine-
,r0m which burned "for
tne rad that a majority of seven an hour
senators chosen to draft a compro- yards
mise wage - hour bill favors reg-
ion.i differentia. Dowdier Orders
Most of the prospective house members of the joint conference Bomb inn Prnho committee, on the other hand, are " » uue
expected to fight pay concessions. paris m»v 27—arr-
Senator Harrison iD-Miss), lead- Edouard Daladier tndav I «G*ner*11y tonight at*
in# ODDOnent of th* WUlaMnn . u®*aaler today OI deled the Saturday, slightly warmer ta west-ceotr^
1 1 -“C legislation, general eommanrlino vvr oortlon tonlcht
I ABILENE and vicinity: Generally tall tonight inc! Saturday, i Wirt Twa*: Generally fair tonight and
said tire commit*.', «Uon would iSTiSS"'* determine whether wn extended
Highest temperature yesterday Lowest temperature this morning
IN OPEN LETTER TO SUCCESSOR—
A. E. MORGAN CLAIMS HE'S STILl T. V. A. CHIE
fight would be made later on the w ifioor indicated, however, that
, J £ 7,, "ll" ul ht Of eome wage*
detorated There will Ce no pro- j-.our bill wee inevitable gran Monday.
Auxiliaries of both organizations arf in charge of the sales of the
WASHINGTON, May 27— (UP) —Dr. Arthur E Morgan claimed today that he still is chairman of the Tennessee Valley authority.
He made the claim in an open letter to Dr. Harcourt A. Morgan, whom President Roosevelt appointed chairman after disposing Arthur Morgan as head of the new deal project.
Dr. Morgan made his claim after testimony before a joint congressional committee in which he charged Directors H. A. Morgan and David Lilienthal with “mismanagement deception of the public. the president and congress, and hypocrisy.”
H. A. Morgan and Lilienthal countered with en aries accusing
Morgan of wildly "visionary” of his plans other than to make schemes, of seeding dictatorial pow- it plain he still considers hmself ers over the board, and conniving chairman to prevent LUlenthals re-appotnt-ment.
Addre.vsing his letter to H. A.
Morgan, he signed himself as “chairman” of the T. V. A. In the text of the letter, he referred to H. A. Morgan as "vice-chairman.” He gave no explanation of this apparent challenge of the president's power to remove him.
During the controversy, it had been reported that Morgan might resort to court action in an attempt to controvert President Roosevelt’s order, based on charge? of “contumacy.”
Morgan, however, gave no hiat
He defended his proposi to study the ethics of real estate men and their place in modern soiety, a proposal attacked yesterday by H A Morgan He said that scfcmes were under way to sell towel* Shoals lots, and "the imminen activities of the TV A were betngused as a selling argument."
“It was a reprehensible sc*me and the necessity of immediatt action to save small investors rom exploitation by high-pressure sles-men was imperative,’’ Morgan aid. recalling that he had warned ro-ple against the plan in a ndio broadcast.
Aiery and has appointed Mrs. Larry Daniel, fifth division auxiliary prudent, to be in charge. Mrs. Edgar Hollis, president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is in charge of the Buddy Poppy sale.
Disabled veterans are making the artificial poppies to be used in the sale, Commander Tip Anderson of the VFW and Commander A. T. Bontkc of the Legion, said today.
The usefulness of the poppies is threefold. First, the making of pop- i pies by disabled veterans provides I them with a small income; second, the sale provides money for relief of disabled veterans; third, the! wearer of the poppies has a memorial to the memory of those Anteri- j cans who died during the World war.
Governor James V. Allred pro-claimed Saturday as Buddy Poppy i Day in Texas, and Mayor W. W Hair of Abilene issued a proc la ma-1
frontier, and to take all measures necessary for defense against further raids, including dispatch c3 ad-
See BOMBING, Pg. 13, Col S
Pat Neff, Jr. Quits
AUSTIN. May 27—(Ah—Pat M. Neff, Jr.. 34, of Waco resigned as an posed in both the senate and house assistant attorney general todav to
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TEMPERATURE! Thur«. Tri.
The number of senate conferees aas increased from five to seven
__tote yesterday to permit inclusion
poipies. Mrs, A. M. O Bar is pres!- oi two southerners—Senators Ellen-den of the American Legion aux- der <D-Lai and Pepper (D-Fla).
From E'lender came a suggestion thai the wage-hour regulations pro-
bills be softened." although he j become director said he favored attaining the ultimate goal ol a 40-hour week and 40 cents an hour minimum pay.
He proposed that the date when the standards become effective might be extended to one year after passage of the bill, “to give industry a chance to get ready."
of the centra*i speakers bureau in Attorney Oen- r p m 7 . m
eral William McCraw’g gubemato-' Dr* thermumet«r si si
rial camDalen w,t Manometer M «2
* Rdativ* humidity 29 75
Cline Funeral Ic Slated For Sunday
WESTBROOK. May 27 — (Spl.>— Body of R. C. Cline, guard at Alcatraz prison who was killed this week when convicts attempted to escape, will arrive at Sweetwater at 7 o'clock tomorrow night.
Funeral is set Sunday at 3 p. rn., with the Rev, Waldon Weatbrook,
Constance Bennett Becomes Study In Anatomy For Jury In Suit On Portrait
_ . pastor, officiating, assisted by a
tion that Saturday was Poppy Day Sweetwater pastor, at the Sweet-
J' - water Wr*t Methodist church
in Abnet Price or more.
the poppies is ten cents
_ i?®, May 27.—(AV-Constance Bennett, Marquise de
La Falaise De La Coudraye, became a mere study in anatomy today
a jury of hei peers.
Yates Funeral home Is in charge of arrangements.
Bobbing up in a chastely-decorated Los Angeles courtroom were such delicate questions as how Miss Bennett’s thigh and is she, or ts she not, pop-eyed.
The questions originated in Miss Bennett’s complaint that her life-size portrait by Artist Willy Pogany, for which he asks $3,500, did her Dlonde beauty wrong.
“My eyes are not looking out of the canvas They bulge," th* titled fUm actress said in a deposition.
“My shoulders are too round. My thigh is too large and my mouth has a little curleycue on it."
Bogany has asserted that Miss Bennett demanded certain changes in the picture ana he refused, rather han risk impairing his professional reputation.