Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Only Sanity Hearing Between Carroll's Return To 'Mom, Pop'
Br MARY ELIZABETH PLUMMER
NEW YORK. May 28.—(JP)— Acquitted of murering the girl he loved, 16-year-old Donald Carroll Jr., today saw only a psychopathic examination between him and his return to “mom and pop.”
Moved by the boy’s troubled story of how he shot Charlotte Matthiesen, 18, ‘at her request’’ because she was pregnant and feared disgrace, a Jury of middle-aged married men last night returned a verdict of “not guilty because of insanity.” They deliberated 2 hours and 56 minutes.
County Judge Thomas Downs immcoFately ordered the boy held for mental observation.
Cheering spectators and the Jubilant parents of both Donald and Charlotte, who had worked together to save the youth from punishment in a
“tragedy of adolescence,” hailed the verdict.
The pa cents met with laughter and tears in the office of defense Attorney Sydney Rosenthal.
"My prayers are answered,” said Donald’s mother.
“My girl would like the verdict,” said Charlotte's mother, Mrs. Fred Mattiesen. ‘I want the boy to come to my house again."
Both state and the prosecution contended the boy is now sane, the defense holding he was temporarily insane when he killed‘Charlotte last March but failed to complete their suicide pact in his sudden panic to save her.
Defense Attorney Rceenthal was confident Donald would be sent home to his parents—probably next week—after a routine stay in Bellevue's psychiatric ward.
BIG THREE OF AUTO INDUSTRY FACE ANTI-TRUST LAW COUNTS
Class Reunions Being Held On H-SU Campus
Annual Alumni Banquet Set At Hilton Tonight
Federal Attorneys Plan Early Trials For Defendants
SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 28.—(JP) —The big three of the automobile industry—General Motors corporation, Ford Motor company and Chrysler corporation—faced today federal gland jury indictments charging conspiracy to violate the Sherman anti-trust laws as government attorneys, “satisiied" in a second attempt for action, planned eariy trials oi the cases.
United States District Attorney James R. Fleming said today he and his staff of assistants were “pleased with the results” of the investigation. They said it was the largest trust investigation since the Standard Oil prosecutions in 1910.
The government had failed in it* first attempt to get indictments against the motor companies. A Milwaukee grand Jury. making an investigation, was dismissed December 17, 1937.
The charges, contained in three separate indictments, named the three companies, their affiliated finance companies and 50 individuals. All were charged with conspiring to promote monopoly by coercing dealers to finance car sales through the companies’ own finance firms.
law To* Low Wipe* tut Nuisance Levies
WASHINGTON. May 28.—(/Pile new federal tax law which beme effective last midnight wipes
t a group of “nuisance taxes” and vises business taxes..
On July I. the treasury will stop llecting these taxes;
Tooth paste, soaps, and other [let articles. 5 per cent: furs, 3 r cent; phonograph records, 5 r cent; sporting goods. IO per ut; cameras and lenses, IO per nt; chewing gum, 2 per cent; itches, 2 cents per thousand on tin wooden and one-half cent r thousand on paper matches.
Suspect Escapes Officers' Bullets
PALESTINE. May 28—7T*t — Two Palestine officers fired six shots a1 a forgery suspect who flea w.u'n ne was hailed here early today but toe man, driving an automobile at break-neck speed, escaped.
Toe oilier, Deputy Sheriffs Ed Lively and Sam Walding, who chased the man for 13 miles and gave up on a dirt road when dust stirred by the fugitive's machine clouded the road, said the man was wanted by state and federal authorities for forgery.
Rep. Dies To Head Propaganda Probe
WASHINGTON, May 28.—— Speaker Bankhead said today he would name Representative Dies (D-Tex) chairman of a seven-man house committee to investigate "un-American” propaganda activities.
Dies, author of the resolution to create the committee, said It would not begin the inquiry until after congress adjourns.
Bankhead said he would name the other members next week.
Robert v. reenlees Pearson, (above), University of Kansas senior, created quite a tempest when he wrote a magazine article telling how he wrote term papers for other students. Pearson said he understood he failed to receive a Phi Beta Kappa award because of his "ghost writing.”
Fill Vacancies In Demo Setup
Executive committee of the Taylor county democratic party met this morning to fill four of the five committee vacancies before the full committee meets for business June 20. The committee is composed‘of a county chairman, James P. Stinson, and 31 precinct chairmen.
Vacancies filled this morning were in precinct 3, Fair Park, where H. S. Fatherree was appointed to fill the vacancy cauked by the death last year of R. D. Green: precinct 5, Cedar street fire station, where Wylie Caffey was appointed chairman; precinct ll, Caps-Abilene, where R. T. Ferguson was appointed chairman; and precinct 28, Lawn, where S. D. Williams is the new chairman.
Only vacancy now on the committee is the chairmanship of North Park, precinct 7. Appointment for this vacancy was postponed until the June 20 meeting.
Today is class reunion day Hardin-Simmons university.
Seven honor classes at the annual commencement week are holding reunions or get-togethers, before the annual alumni banquet, to be held at 7:30 o’clock tonight at the Hilton hotel.
Honor classes at this, the forty-sixth commencement week at H-SU, are those of 1898, 1908, 1913, 1918, 1823, 1928 and 1933.
This is the forty-sixth annual commencement at Hardin-Slmmons because in one year, 1903, In the early days of the then Simmons college, there were no candidates for graduation.
Perhaps the best attended of the reunions was that held by the class of 1928. This group enjoyed a luncheon at noon, served on the campus behind Mary Frances hall.
From a distance for this event came Dr. Earl Ingerson, Carnegie Institute geophysical scientist, from Washington, D C.. and Rev. Lawrence Fitzgerald, Mexico, Mo. Mrs. Ingerson and two children, and Mrs. Fitzgerald and two sons, accompanied their husbands here.
A tea this afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Gordon Weir, a member of the class, is the occasion that will bring alumni of the class of 1933 together.
This morning, too, members of the class of 1913 gathered for a reunion breakfast, at 11:30 at the home of Dr, O. O. Watts, with Prof. J. E. Bumam, reunion cochairman.
Chairman for the day. for other reunion gatherings are Mrs. E. W. Douthit, Abilene, class of 1898; John Bunting, El Paso, class of I 1908; Solon R. Featherston, Wich-; ita Falls, class of 1918; John Alvis, Abilene, class of 1923.
Tonight, at the H-SU alumni banquet, Rev. P. D. O Brien, Stamford, is program chairman. Talks will be given by Dr. Ingerson, Dr.! J. D. Sandefer and Dr. R. N. Richardson, H-SU executives, and each class reunion group will contribute a "three-minute man.”
Tomorrow, the commencement activities in which 145 candidates; for degrees at the June and August terms will participate, will begin with the baccalaureate program at the First Baptist church.
There, Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald will i deliver the sermon on “The Glor-1 ious Adventure.” Sunday night, the j visiting Missouri pastor will give i the missionary sermon, at the University Baptist church, on “The Christian Message for a Bewildered World.”
REOPENING BATTLE WITH BUSINESS - -
Tax System Overhauling Sought
Reinforcement Of Profits levy In FDR's Program
ICE CREAM MAKES FOURTH BIRTHDAY HAPPY FOR QUINTUPLETS
CALLANDER, Ontario, May
28. — (Canadian Press) — Rigid diet rules were relaxed a bit today so the Dionne quintuplets could enjoy ice cream at their fourth birthday celebration.
Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the quintuplets’ physician, has decided they are old enough now to eat Ice cream, but candy
still Is banned and there will be no frosting on their birthday cake.
The occasion also marked a definite trend toward restoring the famous little girls to a mode of living such as ordinary children know.
Now that they are "growing up,” their guardians feel the Dionnes should be sheltered
from the avidly curious public.
The Dionne family arranged the birthday celebration as a quiet event, with a predominant religious note. There will be no international radio hookups or other public participation, such as characterized other birthdays.
After morning mass at Sacred Heart church in Corbeil, Mr.
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ana Mrs. Oliva Dionne will go to the Dafoe nursery for dinner.
The public will not be entirely excluded from the birthday scene. The quintuplets will make their regular morning and afternoon appearances in their playgrounds, where visitors may watch them through glass and screen.-.
Trio Flees Service Station In Gunfire
—Two men and a woman, who fled under gunfire after driving away from a filling station today without paying for gasoline, were hunted by officers.
Deputy Sheriff Floyd Staggs said the men were at first believed to be Floyd Hamilton and Ted Waters, fugitives from the Montague county, Texas, jail, but subsequent investigation tended to discount the theory.
Staggs said the trio ordered gasoline from a young attendant. When they drove away without paying for It, Staggs said, “the boy took a couple of shots at them.”
SIO DEAD, 1,000 WOUNDED IN NIPPON BOMBING OF CANTON
Missiles Fall On Barcelona In Other Major War; Uneasy Cxechs Celebrate
By Associated Presa
Bombs fell on Canton and Barcelona today In the world's two major conflicts; Mexico’s eight-day rebellion appeared to be on Its last legs, and uneasy Czechoslovakia masked fear of Germany with a flag-waving celebration of President Eduard Benes’ 54th birthday Officials estimated 500 persons were killed and nearly 1,000 injured
______ . _ when a dozen Japanese planes dropped more than IOO bombs In an rf-
e\e of municipal elections which fort to wreck the Canton station of the Canton-Hankow railway, prin-
McCraw Rally Is Slated Tuesday
First Candidate To Campaign Here
.... William McCraw, attorney general
mrFA&JTSE. - —* sooner. I, to
following the fall of Cuchow. the I be in Abilene all day Tuesday to
Resume Czech Peace Parleys
Hodza Receives Sudeten German Representatives
PRAHA, Czechoslovakia, May 28 ^^—Czechoslovakia's restless Germanic minority today resumed peace parleys with the government on th
High Students Get Diplomas
250 In Abilene Graduating Class At Eagle Stadium
Little Doubt Left On Issue For Next Session
WASHINGTON, May 28,— (AP)—The treasury disclosed today that the administration will ask the next congress to overhaul the federal tax laws completely, codifying and simplifying them as well as incorporating business levies favored by President Roosevelt. THREE OBJECTIVES
A spokesman said the department wanted the laws rewritten to make them easier for taxpayers to understand and for officials to administer
Roosevelt hinted at a sweeping revision in his Arthurdale, W. Va., address yesterday criticizing the versions of the undistributed profits and capital gains taxes included in the tax bill enacted at this session.
He left little doubt he would ask revision of these business levies at the next session—thus reopening his battle with business over them —when he announced he would let the tax bill become law without signing it.
The president was understood to have three major tax objectives:
1. Reinforcement of the undistributed profits tax to make It unprofitable for large corporations to withold dividends In order to reduce income taxes of their large stockholders.
2. Revision of the tax on capital gains to apply graduated rates according to the amount of capital gains. Capital gains are the profits realized from purchase and subsequent sale of such things as securities aul rial estate. 0
8. Removal of Income tax exemptions from future federal, state and local securities and salaries. ADJOURNMENT NEAR
The new tax bill. Intended to raise over five billion dollars, became law last midnight without the president's signature upon expiration of the 10-day period in which he must sign or veto a measure approved by congress.
Wtih the tax bill in effect, congress found itself near adjournment, The relief-recovery appropriation, wage-hour legislation and a deficiency bill remain on the must list. They may be voted upon and done with in time to get congress out of Washington by June
1 were watched tensely In fear of r.ear-war-breeding border disorders.
WFT FFTKa nkia Mav •>* rat Representatives of the Sudeten W ELEETKA, Okla , Ma\ .8.-.tf> 0ennan partv ,caderg of m08t of the
cipal gateway of supplies for China’s warring l“gions.
In the Spanish war, eight low-! flying bombing planes swept in < from the Mediterranean and for 50 minutes rained explosives on the southern part of Barcelona, provisional capital of the republican government. Reports on casualties and damage awaited an official checkup.
After about a week without im-
Stocks Chalk Up Irregular Advance
NEW YORK. May 28 — (UP) — a large representa'don of Abilene Stocks made an irregular advance Baptist ministers will attend the
3.500,000 Germans within troubled Czechoslovakia, were received by Premier Milan Hodza for a lengthy consultation The nazi - supported Sudetens were represented by Ernst Kundt and Franz Peters. Sudeten members of parliament.
News that Hodza and the German representatives had met and
actually progressed beyond a mere- __________
Iv informative stage caused wide • | japanfcSip army announced occupa
tion of Kweiteh. SO miles west of Suchow or. the Lunghui railway.
Kweiteh was said to have fallen after fierce hand-to-hand fighting, giving the invaders a convenient base for their push westward and then to the south for assault on Hankow, provisional Chinese capivi.
Two-hundred and fifty high school seniors were presented diplomas by L. E. Dudley, superintendent of Abilene schools, yesterday afternoon in ll, or earlier,
the first high school commence- Th* president s re-statement of
u I- new deal objectives was seen by
ment program ever held at Eagi business observers as a destadium. J parture from the trend of business
Dudley and Byron England, high conciliation which seemed to school principal, were the only
adult speakers on the program. Other addresses were by members of the graduating class.
The theme was "Fifty Years of Cultural and Economic Development." Speakers were Eleanor Bishop, valedictorian, Martha Pearce, salutatorian, George Dodgen, Mabel Bird and Sammy Waldrop.
dominant in some areas.
spread relief in political circles which had seen in the Czechoslovak-German tension the seeds of potential war,
Abilene Baptists To Attend Conference
today in pre-holiday dullness.
Bonds were mixed Winnipeg wheat lost 2 cents a bushel and Chicago wheat more than a cent to a new 4-year low. Cotton futures eased Mast other commodity markets were closed.
Most leading stocks moved higlv
second state-wide evangelistic conference at Seminary Hill Monday through Friday.
Meetings will be held in the chapel of Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary. Included on program will be the Rev. C. A. Powell, pastor of University Baptist
Japs Quit Lanfeng
PEIPING, May 28—(UPV — The Japanese have evacuated Lanfeng, key to the vital military line along the Lunghai railway, a Japanese military spokesman admitted tonight.
MM'fni' ami \levity -Haiti? cloudy tofu and Sunday.
Veal Texas- West of 100th Meridian — rtly cloudy tonight and Sunday; teated ttrindershowcrs in north portion
Cast Texa* —East of 100th Meridian— rtly cloudy tonight and Sunday, llghest temperature yesterday wa* SS jo welt temperature thia morning was
3 School Youths In Yacht Still Missing
SANTA CRUZ. Calif., May 28-(/P)—Three Santa Cruz schoolboys and a 53-foot yacht were still unaccounted for today, more than 48 hours after being reported missing here.
Fishermen reported seeing the Diesel-equipped Tira early Thursday morning on its way out to sea. Mrs. Paul Tara, mother of Lyme, 17, one of the three missing boys, disclosed that he was “obsessed of the sea” and in company with James Henninger, 17, and Bill Grace, 16. hadron carrying provisions to Tara's rowboat for several days before their disappearance. The trio often had expressed a desire to sail to Hawaii, friends said, and it was believed they set sail for that destination.
er although caution prevailed. Much church, who will deliver an address of the buying came from shorts "The Church Should Do More than unwilling to remain on that side of Win Converts.” the market over a long week - end., Also on program will be the Rev There was no follow-up in the ad-1 Mr. Sibley, Potosi Baptist church Vance and prices sagged somewhat pastor, who will discuss “Evangel-from the tops. ism in the Country Church."
FILM LEADERS TO PARTICIPATE—
hold informal conferences with his friends of this section, and appeal foi the votes of the area before a mass rally Tuesday night.
The rally will begin at 7:30 Tuesday night with a band concert on the postoffice lawn. Mrs. Morgan Jones will make a short talk and Mayor W. W. Hair will introduce Advance column* swerved to the McCraw. James P. Stinson, chair-south of the East-West Lunghai. iran of the Taylor county McCraw hoping to cut the Peiping-Hank** J dub, will preside. The program is railway south of iLs intersection to be broadcast over KRBC from
with the Lunghai before attempting ,8:15 until 9 o clock. to Invade Changchow the Honan j McCraw will be the first candi-province city where the two lines date for governor to make a formal pr05S j appearanoe in Abilene this election
The Barcelona raid capped a week year Delegations from Callahan, or warfare in Catalonia in which Shackelford. Jones. Fisher, Runnels government forces .sought desper-I »nd Coleman counties are expected
ately to crack the insurgent Un* attend tile rtuy. near Tromp, about 85 miles northwest of Barcelona Insurgent dis
patches reported an entire government division was shattered In an attempt to storm Tremp's defenses.
Wyoming Towns Mobilize To Stem Advancing Crickets
Runnels Boy Will Be Buried Sunday
WINTERS. May 23. iSpll-Pun-eral for Weldon Worthington, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Worthington of the Harmony community, will be held at 2 o'clock at j the Harmony Baptist church. The | hastily mobilized workers would cir-pastor, the Rev. C. S. Cox, and the j cie the whole town with a steel Rev. F R. Cole, former pastor at
SHERIDAN, Wyo„ May 28 —(AP' —Embattled residents of three northern Wyoming communities called upon every means at their command today to keep millions of advancing Mormon crickets from their doors.
One official at Sheridan said
Padlock Hearing Reset For Monday
Harmony, will be in charge of the service.
The youth died Friday morning at a Santa Anna hospital.
Survivors are his parents, a sister. Car ley Jo Worthington; the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Giles of Harmony; and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Bates of Littlefield.
Burial will be in the old Truitt cemetery with Spill Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
fence if it is necessary” to keep the crawling Insect pests out.
A “ring of steel” that townspeople had erected near Sheridan failed to halt the hordes of black, wingless crickets yesterday.
Parkman and Ranchester, cattle towns north -of here, also were threatened by the invasion.
Entomologists said the cricket concentrations near the three communities “hardly is anything compared with what we saw out in the country.”
Invited To Curb 'Cocktail And Picketing' Party
FDR To Hyde Park
HIGHLAND, N. Y. May 28-(*>>_ President Roosevelt arrived here at 6:30 a. rn. (CST) today and went at once by motor car to Hyde Park to spend a quiet weekend at his I mother’* home.
HOLLYWOOD. Calif., May 28.— (^—Prominent figures of the Hollywood film colony will take part in a "curbstone cocktail and picketing partv” next Friday noon if plans of striking editorial employes of the Hollywood Citizen-News and their sympathizers work out.
A committee composed of leaders of the screen actors’, directors’ and writers’ guilds is Issuing 5,000 Invitations to members to attend the party, the strike committee announced today.
The one-hour promenade will be in front of the Citizen-News. A portable cocktail bar will be provided for the refreshment of all Joining the picket line, said th# strike committee.
Several film colony notables have already marched in the picket line,
some for hours at a time, in this first newspaper strike in California.
Yesterday, three film directors paraded for 45 minutes. They were Frank Capra and John Ford, motion picture academy award win-1 ners, and Herbert Bibcrman. all directors of the screen directors' guild. Capra is the guild president.
These three and others have contributed $400 t\ the strike fund, promising more money- and more picketing when required, the strike committee said
Amant the first on the picket line when the strike of the Hollywood unit of the American newspaper guild started were Dorothy Parker. Alan Campbell, Gale Skmdergaard, Marie Wilson, Lionel Stand r and others.
The 23 Cituen-News strikers con
tend three of the paper's most important writers were discharged because of union activities. The management contends the discharges were part of a retrenchment program and the management must be Esco Walter
Hearing on an application for an injunction and padlocking of a cafe at 1618 Walnut originally set for 9 a. rn. today wa* reset for Monday morning when defense counsel asked for a regular drawn Jury.
The Jury will not be available until Monday, Judge M. S. Long of the 42d district court said today The place is operated by Mrs. Helen Jones and Mrs. Jack E Cunningham Petition for the padlocking was filed by County Attorney It a-sserts that intox-
sole Judge in “hiring and firing
leant* have been the place.
illegally sold at
GRAVE DECORATION TOMORROW—
Legion And VFW Auxiliaries Are Out To Sell 2,000 Poppies To Abilenians Today
More than 2,000 poppies will be eign Wars auxiliary said they were sold today by auxiliaries of the going tc sell as long as the I.JOO American Legion and of the Vet-; poppy supply lasted, erans of Foreign Wars. Proceeds from the sales will go
Mrs. Larry Daniel, fifth division j to aid disabled veterans and their president of the American Legion families, auxiliary and general chairman of
Terrell To Launch Campaign Tonight
AUSTIN. May 28—(UP)—The state board of pardons and paroles today unanimously refused to rec-^ CORSICANA. May 28—C V. Ter-ommend clemency for Charlie re]j chairman of the Texas railroad Brooks 41 year old negro sentenced commission, will open his campaign to bt electrocuted on M.y JI. lot for reelection the jute bourd to-Y_ , I, _ . j night In an address here,
the murder of Alex Brown, sher- ^ speech will be broadcast over
iff of Marion county, March 9,1 the Texas Quality Network from 1937. 18:15 to 8:30 n. rn.
Abilene banks will be closed all day and tho postoffice will be open only from 8 to IO a. rn. Monday Sn observance of Memorial day. Postmaster O. A. Hale announced that only one mail delivery would be made Monday.
the poppy sale, said that her organization expected to be sold out by noon.
Officers of the Veterans of Tor-
Tomorrow, wreaths decorated with poppies will be placed on graves of ex-service men at the Odd Fellows cemetery wheie the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion hold their ceremony together.
Mrs. Edgar Holly, president of the auxiliary of the VFW, is in charge of the Buddy Poppy sale. Mrs. Allie O’Bar, president of the American Legion auxillary, is in charge of the legion poppy sale with Mrs. Daniel.