Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Pioneer Abilene Woman, 81 Dies; Rites Tomorrow
Mrs. James K.
Duke Seriously III Several Years
Mrs. James K. Duke, pioneer Alienism died at her home, 402 Butternut, this morning about 3 o'clock. She was 81.
Mrs. Duke had been seriously 111 several years. She recovered from an extremely critically illness in 1934.
Ella Cockrell was bom near Independence, Missouri, December 17, 1856. She moved with her family to Anson more than 50 years ago from Sherman where the family settled after coming from Missouri.
Her father, the late J. V. Cockrell was congressman from the old 16th district for many years. Miss Cockrell accompanied him to Washington and from there traveled extensively in the north and east.
When the family moved to Abilene Miss Cockrell taught are here
LEVINE BOY'S BODY YIELDED UP BY SEA
Hunt For Kidnap-Killer Begun
CEREMONY SIGNIFICANT FOR WEST TEXAS—
ANSON JONES STATUE UNVEILED BY GREAT GRAND-DAUGHTER
ANSON. May 30—In a ceremony of unique significance for West Texas, the $7,500 memorial statue of Anson Jones, fourth and last president of the Republic of Texas, and for whom the town of Anson and the county of Jones were named, was unveiled Sunday.
The monument was unveiled by Mrs. Bettie Oldham of Houston, great-grand daughter of Jones.
The program was opened with a band concert at 5:30, with musicians from four surrounding towns participating. Immediately preceding the cere
mony, "The Eyes of Texas” was played.
W. S. Pope Jr., Anson, acted aa master of ceremonies, and was presented by Max Bentley of Abilene. Pope introduced Lieutenant Governor Walter Woodul, chairman of the Texas centennial commission dispensing the $3,000,000 voted by the legislature early in 1935.
Woodul made the presentation of the statue to the state, and its acceptance for the county was noted by Judge Omar Burleson of Anson.
Enrico Carrachio, Houston, the sculptor; Charles E. Ashe,
Houston, a grandson of Anson Jones; and Representative John Lee Smith of Throckmorton were introduced.
Following the unveiling, the massed band gave “Texas, My Texas," and a scene from the pageant of Texas history, the lowering of the last flag of the Republic, was reenacted.
For probably the first time in the history of the United States, a state flag was displayed above the national flag on the same pole.
The Texas flag was lowered, symbolical of the event Feb 16. 1846, when Anson Jones with
his own hands struck the tricolor of the Lone Star. Earlier in the day, he had officially retired from the’Texas presidency and J. Pinckney Henderson had taken the oath as the first governor of the state.
The Stamford American Legion placea a wreath on the statue, and as a Memorial Day ceremony, a salute was fired, followed by taps.
During the afternoon, Anson was crowded with West Texas visitors.
Radio station KRBC. Abilene, had set up for a broadcast of the event, but was prevented by last minute technical difficulties.
BREAKING ALL RECORDS—
MRS. JAMES K. DIKE
for several years.
On August 20. 1918. she was married to James K. Duke. Her husband survives.
Mrs. Duke was one of the cite** mast outstanding club i&l civic leaders. For 35 years she was president of the Shakespeare club, oldest federated women study clubs in Texas. She became secretary of this club in 1898 and three years later was made president. She held this office until the fail of 1933, when she was made honorary president for life.
In 1902 she served as president of the Abilene City Federation, and was an early district president of the federation and vice-president of the state federation.
She was instrumental in securing a Carnegie library for Abilene and as president of the library
See PIONEER. Pf. 9. Col. 6
Abilene's Mercury Reading Is Fifth Highest In State
Record shattering May temperatures of 106 degrees at Midland and 104 at both Lubbock and Big Spring a ere recorded yesterday. The mre-cury climbed into the nineties at other Texas points.
Third highest mark was at Vernon, where 99 degrees was record-sa Wichita Falls had 97 degrees. Amarillo and Abilene 96, Corsicana ?5. El Paso 94, Fort Worth 93. San Antonio 92. and Dallas 91. Most of the marks were the highest of the present season.
U. S. MUTES CHATTER TO PAY REVERENCE TO ITS WAR DEAD
Vandenberg Speaks To Veterans Of All Wars At Gettysburg Shrine
By The Associated Press
Tire nation muted the clatter of business and industry today to reverence the memory of the men who fell in its battles.
In traditional fashion. Americans devoted much of the seventieth observance of Memorial day to solemn services at the craves of War dead and to parades commemorating deeds of United States armies, navies and auxiliary services.
In cities, towms and villages flags tippled, small arms clacked albites, prayers were said and the 11 noto> of Lps sounded arequHn. *1 President Roosevelt passed a re- i laxing day at his Hyde Park, N. Y. home, receiving but one scheduled visitor and making two short motor trips. He will return to Washing- J ton tonight.
What Is Your
At historic Gettysburg,* Pa., site of crucial battle of the War Between the States. Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg iMich-Rep) was the ceremonial speaker.
School children placed roses at the headstone* stippling the Gettysburg cemetery. Veterans of all wars took part in the services at the national shrine.
Grave Ceremonies Mark Day In Texas
By The Associated Press.
Memorial Day brought solemn grave-side ceremonies in memory of a ar dead in many Texas cities, while others commemorated the occasion with services yesterday iSunday).
Rows of white crosses simulating Flanders field dotted the west corner of the capitol grounds in Austin.
Flowers were strewn by Spanish War veterans on Galveston bay in memory of soldiers and sailors who cled at sea. Galveston veterans of foreign wars also held services.
Colorado Outing Ends In Tragedy
Catherine Neff, 14 Drowned In Tank On Plaster Farm
COLORADO. May 30.—<SpI.>—
The first vacation outing for Colorado school children, held yesterday. became a tragic one when Catherine Elisabeth Neff, 14. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. w. l. (Pat) Mishap Near Baird
Neff of Colorado, drowned in a tank
Boy Burned To Death In Wreck
Auto Turns Into Inferno After Hitting Bridge
PECOS, May 30—(Sp!)—Raymond Lyle, nine years old, of San Simon, Aril., was burned to death late yesterday when the automobile in which he was riding with his mother and five other persons, was wrecked and burned. The child’s body was made unrecognizable by the flames when he was pinned under the overturned automobile.
The car turned into an inferno alter crashing into a cement bridge ll miles west of Pecos A. R Moore, t Bisbee. Ariz., the driver, turned to speak to someone in the rear seat and momentarily lost control of the car, survivors saki
All occupants of the car were injured. They were: Mrs. E. A. Lyle, 45. mother of the dead child: Dorothy Lyle. 12; Mrs. Joe Duffey, 37,
I Beaton, Ark.; Joe Duffey, Jr., 13; Norris Duffey, IO, and Moore. Norris Duffey and Dorothy Lyle escaped wltn minor bums and cuts. The others had severe facial and head lacerations. All were in Pecos hospital.
The party was enroute to Dallas. The highway patrol investigated. Pecos funeral home held the body
of the boy.
Three Injured In
DRAMA OF TWO MOTHERS
Race Spectator Killed By Wheel
The son of one killed the daughter of the other, and yet Mrs. Donald Carroll, Sr., left, and Mrs. Fred Mathiesen embrace in a storm of emotional
relief after Mrs. Carroll’s son Donald was freed of charges he killed Charlotte Mathiesen, 18. Both parents of the skein girl battled for Donald’s freedom.
Japan Relaxes Air Raid Alarm
Two Airplanes Cruise Along Western Coast
Each question counts 20; each’part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page. 4.
1. Identify the premier of Czechoslovakia, shown here.
2. Can a communist hold public office in New York?
3. San Luis Potosi is: (a) a provincial Mexican war lord; <b) a strategic rail center in Spain; (c) a stale in Mexico.
4. Of what European power is Tunisia, in north Africa, a protectorate?
5. Suchow, captured by the J*>anese, had been China’s provisional capital. True or false?
Checks to Winners In 'Stork Derby'
TORONTO, May 30 — (Canadian Press)—Four mothers designated as winners of the fantastic Millar “Stork Derby" were enriched today by checks for $75,000 each.
Executors of the estate of Charles Vance Millar, eccentric lawyer who instigated the "derby” with his will, said checks given to the four women represented only a "first I payment. * Part of the estate remains to be liquidated.
The payments went to Mrs. Kath-, leen Nagle Mrs. Annie Smith. Mrs. | Isabel MacLean and Mrs. Alice Tlm-leck, each of whom gave birth to nine children in the 10-year period after Millar's death on Oct. 31, 1936.
at the Jim Plaster farm, nine miles south of here.
The girl, a Colorado high school sophomore, became strangled while playing with five companions around an inflated inner tube. She sank unnoticed in the tank that was 15 feet deep. Some of the swimmers lost their hold on the tube during the tussle, nearly sinking. Mrs. E. A. Durham of Colorado, who had taken the group for the outing, ordered them out. Catherine was missing.
The body was recovered an hour and a half later by Arval Colson of Colorado. Pulmotors from Colorado and Sweetwater were used more than an hour to no avail.
Members of the group were Harvey and Dorothy Durham, Francis Blassingame. Jack Henderson, and Crystel Neff.
Catherine Neff was bom September 2, 1923. She is survived by her parents, five brothers. Rush, W. L. Jr., Jack, Tom and Joe Neff; and two sisters. Crystel and Fanny, all of Colorado.
Funeral was to be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Colorado First Baptist church, with the Rev. T. A. Patterson officiating.
BAIRD, May 30— (Spl>—In a collision three miles west of Baird late yesterday, three persons were injured. They were brought to a local hospital and none was in serious condition.
The injured are:
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Glethorn. the tonner a truckman, and Bill Banks employe of a local refinery.
Banks received severe lacerations about the face and a knee injury Glethorn sustained hip injuries and his wife was cut about the legs. An infant Of the Olethoms was unhurt.
The cars were practically demolished. Blinding lights were believed to be cause of the wreck.
Funeral Rites Held For Newspaperman
TOKYO, May 31.—(Tuesday)—(TF —Two airplanes believed to be Chinese last night cruised along the entire length of the western coast of Kyushu and cuused declaration of a state of alarm for western Japan which was not ended until 1:45 this morning (10:45 a. rn, Monday.
C. S. T.).
Ail available reporta agreed the planes dropped no bombs, and apparently they ended their reconnaissance of the Kyushu coast with- in four and a half hours through out molEt.uon «nd turned three.quarter choke tn4 tub.
ward. It was the second bloodless H
"air raid’ on Japan proper in ten
days. The well flowed natural from
Coming from the south, the planes Palo Pinto lime pay drilled from
appeared first over Kagoshima, at 3,233-43 feet, total depth. It is lo-
Avoca Pool Has 2,277-Barreler
Haskell Outpost Rated At 1,500 Barrels Per Day
A daily potential rating of 2.277 barrels was given on the Humble Oil Si Refining company No- 9 J. W. Holluma, inside producer for the Avoca field of northeastern Jones county, in reports today to the Abilene office of the railroad commission.
The well established that potential on a basic flow of 427 barrels of
Andres Is Injured As Auto Strikes Wall At Turn
SPEEDWAY. INDIANAPOLIS, May 30.—(tfv- Breaking all speedway records, Jimmy Snyder, former Chicago milkman, had regained the lead at 300 miles of the 500 mile automobile race today. One spectator was killed by a wheel which flew off a crashing racer.
Everett Spence, 33, Terre Haute, was killed when a wheel flew off the car which Emil Andrea, Chicago, drove Into a lower retaining wall on a tugs. aper ce wa* dead when taken to a hospital.
At the halfway mark, ten of the original 33 starters were out of the race because of motor trouble and accidents. Andres, rushed to a hospital. suffered a broken nose and a possible brain concussion.
Spencer was reported to be standing on top at a truck, watching the race, when Andres' car crashed into the wall, turning over three times.
Spencer was 33 years old.
At 300 miles. Floyd Roberts, Van Nuys, California, had snatched the lead from Jimmy Snyder, Chicago, when Snyder stopped at the pits to change tires and take on gas. Roberts had covered the distance in 1:40:57.20 to average 111:867, smashed all brack records for the distance. Kell) Petillo, Loe Angeles, was second and Wilbur Shaw, Indianapolis, third.
FDR To Capital
HYDE PARK. N. Y., May 30 -
--President Roosevelt arranged a lazy last day at home today before returning tonight to Washington.
The only name on his engagement list was James Townsend, democratic chairman of the president's home (Dutchess) county.
Scores OI Irate Residents Join Sound Search
Police And G-Men Seek Approximate Scene Of Death
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., May 30.—(AP)—One hundred local police and G-men searched nearby shores today for remnant* of the body of kidnaped 12-year-old Peter Levine, whose wire-trussed, headless torso was yielded up last night by the waters of Long Island sound after three tragic months.
Scores of irate residents joined in the search. Dozens of small volunteer boats patrolled the coast, seeking evidence that might point somehow to the killer.
Detective Lieutenant George Reif-enberger expressed belief that the boy, cruelly cut by the wire that bound the body, had been tossed into the sound—whether alive or dead—from a boat, perhaus in the vicinity of Rye or Mamaroneck, sex*. en miles above New Rochelle.
Police and federal agents, headed by J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief, and Reed Vetterli, veteran head of his New York staff, spent the night studying charts of wind and tide movements, trying thus to locate the approximate scene of death.
Discovery of the body, identified by clothing, was the first development In the case in several weeks and confirmed the growing dread in his family that he wfluld never be returned alive.
Ransom notes had been found and answered; Murray Levine, the father, had publicly offered to pay $80,030.
There was no conclusive answer from the abductors, and the whole case of missihg Peter Levine had been all but forgotten until, just after dusk last night, a woman telephoned the police:
"There’s a body out here!1* NAME ON SWEATER
They found then, what was left of Peter Levine—a wire-bound torso only, the head gone, the hands and feet gone, and only a patched-zleeved sweater a red windbreaker and a shirt, with the name "Peter Levine” stitched on it, to make the identification certain. The body had come ashore on an estate bordering the sound not far from th* boy's home.
Dr. Amos O. Squire, Westchester county medical examiner, said it would be almost impossible to tell just what had caused Peter’s death —knife, blow or drowning—but added that his preliminary examination indicated the boy had been slain and his body tossed into the sound.
Dr. Squire and his assis un ta took every possibility into account. Dr. Robert Lsrteiner, assistant city phy-
See LEVINE, Pf. 9, Col. 7
the southern end of Kyushu, which is the western-most island of the Japanese homeland. They flew as far as Fukuoka and Moji. at the islands' northwestern tip. and then disappeared
FORT WORTH. May 30—^UP)—
Funeral services were held here today for A. H. (Monty) Montford.
Jr., 27, prominent newspaperman ^mOS I TOD hamOUS
and Attorney General William w“
ana Auorney ueucrai wiuusui Mc- . . p.. • •
Craw's personal publicity aide in his Jap Army LMVISlOn
Burial was at Bridgeport, where Montford was born.
Montford died at Austin yesterday, victim of pneumonia complicated by a heart attack. On leave cl absence from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he had been with
By The Associated Press The entrapment of a famous Japanese army division today threatened Nippon's legions with
See 8INO-JAF, Pf. 9, CeL I
Burial was to be under direction McCrav since the opening of his of Kiker Si Son. 1 campaign this spring.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SET PACE—
VIOLENCE SNUFFS OUT 147 LIVES IN HOLIDAY
By United Press.
Violence snuffed out at least 147 live*; throughout the nation during the first 48 hours of the year's first triple holiday week-end. a survey showed today.
Reports from 29 states showed that traffic accidents alone took more lives than drownings, murders, suicides and other miscellaneous accidents combined. There were 75 deaths on highways and 72 various other fatalities.
Additional travel and gatherings tor Memorial Day observances were certain to swell the total. On the basis of early figures, however, it appeared the nation's death toll would be far below that of the 1937 Memorial Da:' holiday week - end
when 500 persons died violently.
Pennsylvania had the greatest rumber of violent deaths according to a preliminar) survey—18. Close behind was Illinois with 15, followed by Texas with 12. Oklahoma with ll. and California IO.
Five of Pennsylvania's total resulted from traffic accidents. Three of its 13 miscellaneous deaths came from a gas explosion in a furnace at McClure, where He>bert Weader, hi? wife and their 22-year-old son I Glen, were burned fatally. Their I
and one miscellaneous.
Three gins and two boys, all high school students, were killed at Zion, ll), when (heir automobile crashed into a fre’ght train and was thrown into the path of a freight passing in the opposite direction.
At Louisville. Ky , Melvin Wilde. 18, shot and khled his 16-year-old sweetheart Marie Williams, then killed himself. They had obtained a marriage license Saturday night. Relatives could ascribe no motive fw the act.
During the Pacific International
I and cooler tonight a*1 - - _
Welt Tex*! Fair Vonjtht and Tuesday: cooter In writ and north portion* tonight E«M Tixsj: Partly cloudy, probably
scattered thundershower* In northeast and north-central portion* tonight and Tues-day coolor In northwest portion tonight. and' In northwest and north central portions Tu*»day.
Highest temperature yesterday ... w Lowest temperature this morning
ABILENE and vicinity: Partly
cated 990 feet from the south end 330 feet from the cast line* of the northwest quarter of section 190-BBB&C survey.
A potential of approximately I,* SOO barrels per day was established for the second producer of southern Haskell county's new pool in gauged flows over a three-hour period Saturday, but it was understood the actual gauge for the railroad commission will not be taken until this week since sufficient storage for a complete test was not available.
The Forest Development Corpora- j lion No. 2 A. E. Pardue, outpost and extension for the pool, flowed 75 barrels the first hour and 50 barrels the second hour through casing, was diverted through tubing on the
third hour to flow 62 1-2 barrels.
Natural gauge, taken from Adams Branch lime saturation at 2,805-16 feet, it filled available storage on the lease. The outpost is located in M Callum survey No. 4.
Abducted Girl, 4, Is Back At Home
For a discerning, easy-to-read discussion of the relief crisis, turn to page IO.
NORTH TONAWANDA. N. Y.,
May 30—(UP)—Betty Jane Hobbs, 4, was returned to her home today. She was abducted IO days ago.
Found Saturday at Coolville. O., Betty Jane was brought back by her father. Ellsworth Hobbs, a WPA worker, who with two policemen went to the Ohio village by auto-| mobile.
A neighbor of the Hobbs family, Mrs. Anna Legare, 45, was held on kidnaping charges sworn out by Betty Jane's mother, and will be given a hearing tomorrow.
Mrs. Legare was arrested when she approached a policeman here Saturday and announced that she had taken the golden-haired child to Ohio on May 20, and left her with a sister.
Although Mrs. Legare, mother of a 19-year-old son, insisted that Mrs. Hobbs had given her permission to take Betty Jane on a trip. The little girl s mother denied it.
farm house was wrecked by the ex- ai* races at Oakland, Cal.. Sunday. ftoeiOQ. O'** Gotch 40, Hollywood pilot, was
Eleven oi the 15 Illinois deaths killed when his plane crashed into were on highways. ! San Francisco bay and burled it-
Califorma had nine traffic deaths | sell deep into the mud.
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Jap Planes Bomb Canton Third Time
CANTON. China May 30- UP)-Ja panes* air raiders roared over Canton for the third time within 48 hours today adding to casualties conservatively estimated to total more than 1.000 dead and 3.000 wounded.
New fires broke oui in sections of the city wrecked by raids Saturday and Sunray Refugees fled to the comparative safety of the water) front neai th* international settlement in the Shameen district.
The third raid apparently was directed at the civic center in the northern part of this city. •
Fifty Film Extras Saved By Life Guards In Attempt To Swim Their Way To jobs
HOLLYWOOD, May 30.—(UP)—Fifty movie extras who had honed to ••bluff" their way into jobs by pretending to be strong swimmers weie recovering today from exhaustion and exposure after being rescued by lifeguards.
Jim Thorpe, the famous Indian athlete, was among them
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio officials arranged a mass swimming test of 500 extras al Hermosa beach yesterday to select 300 who would get parts in the latest Myma Loy-Clark Gable picture, Too Hot to Handle.” All the extras assured officials that they could swim.
They were instructed to swim out through the surf, paddle around the end of the pier and swim back through the breakers. Some were women, others were college swimming stars and all were dressed in street clothes as they will have to be in playing the parts in the picture. .
All the women swam through safely, but 50 of the men foundered and shouted for help. None of them was in danger of drowning because precautions had been taken.
In the picture the 300 extras will be thrown into tht ocean, in dress suits and evening gowns, from a burning boat.