Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVI11, NO. 155.
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ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1938.—TEN PAGES._
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WITH DEMOCRATS AT PEAK OF POWER- tnt.* I * J TElection Tuesday Shows_Whether U. S. Political Tide Is Shifting
Voting Trend Holds Steady For 9 Years
GOP's Fortunes Touch Low For Party Since '60's
WASHINGTON, Nov. I -(AP) — A week from tonight millions of American voters will have rendered their decision in w at may prove the most significant political referendum since the world economic crash of 1929.
TOUR TH CENSUS This years congressional and gu-bernatorlal elections constitute the fourth political census-taking since that collapse. The first, In IMO, saw the sweeping away of ten-year republican control of both senate and house and a net gain for the democrats of seven governorships.
The trend against the republicans began before Franklin Roosevelt appeared on the scene as a 1932 candidate for the White House. It has never varied up to *hls year.
President Hoover's 1928 election was a high mark for the republican party. The f*rty had captured electoral votes tn the solid South It overwhelmingly dominated both I .sea of congress and held 30 of t 48 governorships.
Then came 1932. Roosevelt and the new deal. The 73rd congress stood in the aping of 1934 with another off-year test Impending: senate, 60 democrats, 35 republicans,
I farmer-laborite: house. 313 clem ocrats, 113 republicans and I farmer-laborltes. with 4 seat* \a cant. Another dozen governorships had been wrested from republican hands The democrats held 37 of the 48.
Many experienced political observers regarded that 1934 showing as the probable democratic high-water mark. Even those pred ding President Roosevelt's re-election expected party losses in senate and house.
It did not turn out that way. The present congress, the 75th.
elected In '36 with Roosevelt, stood In spring this yeai as the 1938 campaigning started: senate, 77 democrats, 15 republicans, 2 farmer-laborltes, I progressive and I republican-independent; house 327 democrats, 90 republicans, 7 progressives and 5 farmer-laborltes, with 8 vacancies. The democrats also had picked up in ^8 two more governorships, giving them 39 of the 48. The republicans had seven while the progressives retained Wisconsin ana the farmer-laborites Minnesota This Is the story, politically speaking, of the nine years since Black Friday” In October, 1929. where it all started. No political party has even before known the national power the democrats exercise today: nor has either major party ever before since the '80s been at so low an ebb of political fortunes as the republicans.
'Rock' Inmates Key Witnesses In Trial
Five To Testify For Both Sides
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. I.—(Ah— prosecution and defense attorneys Indicated today they would use the * same five convict witnesses to try to prove that Rufus Franklin and James G. Lucas. Albany. Texas, band robber, were, and were not, the prisoners who killed an Alcatraz prison guard In a futile attempt to gain their freedom.
The five convicts, headed by Har-midwest kidnaper and
AT WHITE HOUSE
Stock Traffic Curb Seen In Rail Rate Hike
MOVEMENT ON TO TAKE COWBOY BAND—
CALIFORNIA-BOUND DELEGATION OF H-SU GRIDIRON FOLLOWERS TAKES FORM
The California-bound delegation,; The Cowboys and their WPor*;| Abll'ne
b. Monday | with I**, won by th. Cowboy. I
7 to 0
to accompany the l.ardin-Slm- ers are scheduled to leave Abilene,; morning, *.-rva band is lust what is need-, r*nc^ier* Cam Murray, and Phu-
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Los Angeles, for the November'15 schedule, Wednesday night, r th‘ fan4 an<J ^ridders, to add map in Los Angelet. That city
intersectional game with Loyola, v _ . P*ny \ne ; k.. ««»n snvthlns like the
Loa Angeles Friday
aboard the Reporter-News Cowboy I arriving in
Special, is beginning to form. morning. %
The special train jaunt, featur-\ The return trip afteijjheduled tag attractive fares for the trip, I* movie colony visits, shopping sad & five-day event for the entire par- entertainment activities, and Sa -
Witnocc In Mpnrinn tv that individuals may expend to urday afternoons clash witn iy>y-
irness in nearing ^ ^ ^ * olA% Uons befto8 Sgturd.y night.
Representcfive Of Associations First
color to the west coast invasion, I has never seen anything like the gained Impetus Tuesday. ’ Cowboy band for P^ur^ne«
Outspoken booster to take the and color, and the t»nd must go. band to LOS Angeles Is Jacx Aim-i if at an possible. Simmon. said. mons H-SU alumnus and Booster > Reservations already received in-dub head, who made the trip to | elude those from Mr. and Mrs. Los Angeles for the 1937 game| Solon R. Featherston. Wichita
who accompanied the H SU band *o Washington, D, C., last summer.
Basic rates for the trip are 138 19
for round trip coach fare *43 05 for intermediate class, and MI-02
for first class fare.
John J. Pelley (top), president of the Association of American Ralltoads, and Oeorge M Harrison (bottom*, head of the railway labor executives’ association, are shown as they called at the White House at the request of the president, to discuss the railroad wage situation. Harrison'* big smile leaves no doubt that he was in a good humor, due possibly to the fact a special board recommended that the railroads withdraw their demand for a 15 percent cut In wages. (Associated Press Photo).
Tysinger Gels Continuance
Jury Discharged, Trial Reset For January Term
HASKELL. Nov. I —(Spit—Trial of W. H Tysinger on a charge of murder In connection with the slaying of John Yancey on October 9, begun In 39th district court Monday. was halted Tuesday afternoon. Judge Bryan Atchison, presiding, granted a motion for continuance, based on failure of a material de tense witness to appear.
Twelve Jurors selected and sworn ta Monday afternoon, were discharged and trial date for the case set for the January term of district court. Appearance bond for Tysing er was set at $7,500, returnable at the January court term.
In supporting the plea for continuance, Carl Tysinger, son of the defendant, and two defense attorneys, L. D. Ratliff and T. R. Odell, took the witness stand to tell that testimony which could be given by the missing witness was material to the defendant. The witness, a Haskell carpenter and near neighbor of Tysinger, could not be located for service of court summons, county officers testified,
No other criminal cases are scheduled until Saturday, when the case of the state vs. Raymond McAdams, charged with burglary, will be called. District Attorney B. C. Chapman stated.
The grand jury, recalled Tuesday afternoon, recessed after reporting one felony indictment, nature of which was not divulged. The body will make fi-al report
FORT WORTH, Nov. I — (AP) — Charles A Stewart of Fort Worth, manager of the Livestock Traffic association, testified at a hearing here today the granting of the railroads’ application to increase rates an stocker and feeder j cattle and sheep would restrict the flow of stocker and feeder livestock from Texas.
EXHIBITS PRESENTED Stewart drew that conclusion after he had presented extensive exhibits at the opening of the joint , Interstate Commerce commission I and Railroad commission hearing here today.
Stewart was initial witness in the hearing, one of about five bein1? held over the United States. He represented the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers’ association. Highland Hereford association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers astor tat ion and the Panhandle Livestock association.
"Any Increase ta rates or any re-i taction of th* present rules will result ta no additional revenue to I the carriers, bu* a loss so far as livestock traffic Is concerned,” Stewart declared. "Without exception, when there has been an increase In railroad rates on livestock transportation, there has resulted a very material increase in truck transportation ”
WOULD VOID BENEFITS
Stewart asserted the proposed rules will cancel the benefits of the present stocker and feeder rates. He said it would be Impossible In most cases for the shipper to maintain the identity of his stocker livestock, that in many Instances the shipment would not move within a year and that shippers would never file claims for refunds, being Inexperienced In keeping suitable records.
Tom East. Kingsville, a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers’ association, was to follow Stewart oil the witness stand.
The testimony which Is expected to continue several days, Is being heard by examiners C- E Stiles and D. T. Copenhafei of the ICC; Lon A. Smith, state railroad commissioner, and Amos A. Betta. Phoenix, Ariz., member of the Arizona Corporation commission.
WITH TWO OTHER ABDUCTIONS—
Hoover Reveals Kidnap-Slaying
GOAT IS BUTI OF THIS JOKE ABOUT A WELL Captors Burn
Body Of N. Y.
HE AIDS SCIENCE
KILOORE, Nov. I—(A*)—-Friends of Merchant Joe O. McKellar of Laird Hill believed today he could be Induced to sell a goat which has been a family pet for several months.
They came to this conclusion after considering McKellar s recent experiences in which the goat and the family watch dog figured prominently.
A family of frogs that took up residence on a ledge in McKellar s well started it He opened the boarded up well and climbed to the ledge. Just above
‘he water line, to evict the frogs.
While he was engaged in catching frogs, McKellar's dog started chasing tile goat.
And the goat, aiming for its usual haven of safety atop the well-covering, leaped accurately. The dog followed. First the goat struck McKellar, then the dog. hot on the goat's trail.
Neighbors pulled McKellar out.
They also rescued the goat and the dog. explaining they did so because the well is an unusually J good one. __
WITH 'WORLD AT CROSS ROADS'—
Hull For ‘Adequate Arms’
Secretary Talks At Trade Parley
vey Bailey, nuuwc, Saturday, court officials announce
bank robber, were working in the I
model shop, next to the room In' which Guard Royal M Cline was beaten to death May 23 Defense Attorney Harold Faulkner said he would question the five in an effort "to show that every man in that shop had the opportunity to kill that guard x x x we will contend that neither Franklin nor Lucas knew Cline had been killed until after they were back In custody.”
Bond Election Suit Friday—Not Monday
BAIRD, Nov I—Set for trial Friday morning at 9 o'clock in 42d district court here Is t he suit brought by a citizens committee against the city of Baird, contest ing a September 30 municipal bond election. It was incorrectly announced Tuesday that the trial was set for Monday of next week.
Judge Milburn S. Long called the civil docket for the current term this morning.
The trial of Lonnie Mitchell, negro charged with slaying, was set for next Monday at 9 a. rn.
Woolsey Rites Set
MALIBU BEACH. Calif, Nov. I —Funeral servicer. for Robert Woolsey, 49, diminutive, cigar-chewing film comedian who died yesterday at his home here, will be held Friday at 2 p. rn.
'Ghost' Firemen Extinguish Blaze
SEBRING. Fla , Nov. I. — PP)— Eyes opened wide early today as firemen attired in ghostly costumes dashed out to extinguish a blaze in a house inhabited by negroes.
Thet alarm was sounded during the fire department's annual Halloween ball.
Early-Doy Sheriff And Cowhand Dies
DALHART, NOV. I—(TP—John E (Scandalous John) McCanless, 75, a cowboy in open range days and an early day sheriff known to be •greased Lightning" with a six-gun, was found dead here today.
McCanless body, his ten-gallon hat and his boots on. was found by a friend, W. A Ketchum, in the one-roqm house where he lived alone. Death was due to natural causes.
Two sons, Albert and Harris of Big Spring, survive.
Trade Agreement Program Will Be Pushed, He Says
NEW YORK, NOV. I—(AP) Cordell Hull, secretary of state, declared tonight the world “is at a cross roads, ' but has not lost its “power of choice” between rule by armed force and rule by law.
He warned the nations that, if they place “increased reliance upon armed force as an instrument of national policy they will be marching toward the final catastrophe of c, new world war, the horror and destructiveness of which pass human imagination **
Speaking at the world trade din ner of the twer.ty-fifth National Foreign Trade convention, Secretary Hull said nothing had happened in recent weeks—meaning the “Peace of Munich ’—to cause him to abandon his traoe-agreements program. On the contrary, he declared he would "put redoubled vigor into our efforts to enlarge Its scope and effectiveness.”
He denied the contentions of some commentators that because the totalitarian stat es, with the.r dra.'-ic trade controls and attempts to become economically self-sufficient, have extended tneir geographical sway, other nations will have to fall back on a system of increasing economic isolation. This, Hull said, is a ‘counsel of despair.”
At another point In his speech. Hull said that in the present state of the world the United States must have armed forces "adequate” for her own security, but must continue her efforts for world peace.
Another speakei was Dr. Mario Pimentel Brando Brazilian ambassador, who pledged his country to support the Roosevelt "good neighbor’’ policy anu Indicated Brazil would try to expand Its commerce with the United States by removing exchange difficulties.
FEDERAL JUDGE PLEADS FOR SON
Local Turkey Market Opens
$14,900 Ransom Paid In Kidnaps, FBI Head Says
NEW YORK, Nov. I—(AP) The kidnap-iUtyiog of a suburban business man and the cremation of his body in New York, and the hitherto unknown abductions of two Brooklyn men ransomed for a total OI $14,900 were announced tonight by J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief.
FOUR ARRESTED He said four men were under arrest and that "certain one* had confessed *
Hoover said the body of Arthur Fried, executive of a sand an gravel company ta nearby White Plains, who disappeared last Dec. 4, had been destroyed.
Those kidnaped and ransomed without their disappearance* being made public were Benjamin Farber. 33, ana Norman Miller, 19, both of Brooklyn.
The prisoners were Identified by Hoover as Joseph F. Sacoda, Demetrius Quia, William jacknis and John Virga.
Farber, a coal dealer, was seized by kidnapers last April 18 ta front of a national city bank branch in Brooklyn and released upon payment of $1,900 Hoover said.
Miller, *on of the head of a stevedoring company, disappeared at midnight last July 24 and wa* freed for $13,000. Fried was manager of the cinder department of the Colonial Sand and Stone company.
GET WRONG MAN
’’This gang had intended to kidnap Fried's brother Hugo, but they made a mistake,” Hoover said. "They got a car and forced Arthur to a curb. The car was forced to the curb at White Plains by Joseph Sacoda and Gula
For the first time, the action of the human heart pierced by bullets, was measured tor science when John W. Deering (above), murderer, was executed In Salt Lake City, Utah. Doctors measured with an electrocardiograph the heartbeat as Deering wa* shot. (Associated Press Photo).
Ickes Answers Dies’ Charges
PWA Failure To Okeh Jobs 'Half-Truths', He Says
WASHINGTON. Nor. I— (lf — Secretary Ickes accused Representative Dies (D-Texi today of telling "half-truths” about PW A’s failure to approve two projects ta hi* district and suggested the congressman stick to his "witch-hunt” In the future Dies replied immediately to the charge of "half-truths ’ with a
They took Fried to 240 East 19th | statement that “few people who
street (New York City) where Jo-
WASHINGTON, Nev. I— (If — William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, endorsed Senator Robert F Wagner, New York democrat, for reelection today.
ELABORATE PROGRAM PLANNED—
1,000 VETS _ ......—: CELEBRATION
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AMW: sunrise today, 6:37; sunset todaj,
Plans for thp most elaborate Armistice celebration in Abilene were well under way last night with the mailing of 1,000 invitations to ex-service men in six counties.
Scheduled for presentation Friday are a speaking at the courthouse, a parade, a luncheon, a band concert, a sham battle and fireworks display and dance. Tribute will be paid ex-servicemen Sunday at a special program of the Victory Men’s Bible class.
John Lee Smith, state representative from Throckmorton, will deliver an Armistice day address at the courthouse at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning. Following his
speech a one minute Interval of silent tribute will be observed at ll o’clock.
Included in the downtown parade will be the Sweetwater musicians post of the American Legion, the Hardln-Simmons university Cowboy band, the Cowgirls and the Cowgirl band, the McMurry band and drum corps, the Abilene christian college band and pep squad, the Abilene high school band, the pep squad, the Falcon band, the elementary honor band and the San Angelo band and pep squad.
At the noon hour all ex-service men and their wives are invited to a noon luncheon at the Taylor
county veterans club house.
All visitors are invited to attend the Abilene-San Angelo high school football game at Eagle stadium that afternoon.
Climaxing the holiday celebration will be a band concert and sham battle at the West Texas fair grounds Friday night at 7:30 o’clock. The scene will include heavy artillery, tanks and hand to hand fighting. Following the battle will be a fireworks display.
Closing the day’s activities a dance is scheduled at the Veter-
See ARMISTICE, Pf IO, Col. I
No. I Birds Bring I 3 Cents; Mart To Hit Stride Thursday
Turkey market In Abilene is expected to hit full swing by Thursday.
Buying was started by one house Tuesday, on a small scale, and at least one other will join the parade today.
Price paid yesterday was 13 cents per pound for No. I birds. This Is ; the price generally offered on the opening market last year, although increase was noted later.
Banner produce company bought I a few head Tuesday, said Manager j O. C. Williams, who announced that his plant would really clear decks for action Thursday or Friday.
B. B. Laughlin, manager of Western Produce company, one of the biggest Abilene buyers, was standing by yesterday for orders from central offices of the Wilson com- : pany in northern points.
J, B. Hudson of the Hudson Poultry and Egg company has advertised for turkeys, and will begin buying today on a large scale. This is the Hudson company’s first year to buv turkeys for dressing.
R. s. Walker of the Abilene Poultry and Produce company said last OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov I — f night he was unsure when buying —Phi: Kennamer. wavy-haired son would begin, indicating that he of a federal judge, will be granted ! would follow the crow ti a six-months parole tomorrow from 1 Produce houses will hum with McAlester penitentiary where he buying activity for two weeks, Ls serving a 25-year manslaughter dressing turkeys for shipment to sentence for a sensational Tulsa northern and eastern markets slaying. Gov. E. W. Marland an- The new wage and hour law will trounced late today. I not hamper dressing activities in
At the governor’s direction, the Abilene plants, it was apparent state lunacy commission examined fr0m comments of operators yes-the 23-year-oki prisoner today and 1 terday.
declared him sane. Laughlin said that Western Pro-
Federal Judge Franklin E. Ken- duce’s Abilene house was already
seph Sacoda had an apartment.
They arrived there early on the morning of Dec. 5.
"Fried was compelled to write to his brothers and sisters stating that a ransom of $200,000 was demanded. The ransom was never paid. ’ “Although 34 telephone calla were
See KIDNAPS, Pf. 16. Cd. 8
Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamer (left, top) of Tulsa, is shown as hA appeared at Oklahoma City to plead for clemency for his son, Phil, serving 25 years in prison for the slaying of a chum, John Gorretl. At the right is Charles Bvrd. Judge Kennamer* plea was opposed by the slain youth s father. Dr John Gorrell, bottom. Tulsa dentist (Associated Press Photos.)
* * * Kennamer Granted Six-Months Parole
Bridegroom, 80 Issued License
A marriage license was issued Tuesday to J. M. Johnston, 80, and Miss Clara Mitchell, 57, by County Clerk Vivian Fryai .
The aged bridegroom came to the county clerk's office for the license, grinning a bit boyishly. He lives on route 2, Abilene.
know the secretary would give him that high a score.”
The Texan said yesterday that a $12,000,000 dem project at Rockland. Tex., had been cancelled and a $335,000 grant for a causeway at Port Arthur. Tex . rescinded since the house committee of which he is chairman began its investigation I of un-American activities.
While the committee has been criticized by President Roosevelt, Secretary Ickes and other administration officials. Dies said he was not prepared to charge that the cancellations were the result of this disapproval.
In a statement. Ickes asserted, that Dies’ remarks "contained unmistakable implications” the projects had been cancelled because of "some my Ste: ious pressure.”
He th*'-", denied that the Rockland project had been rejected “This project is still on our list,’* he said, “but we have not been able to find the approximately $12,-000.000 that it calls for because of legitimate requests for public works funds from other parts of Texas.”
1,215 ON WPA BOOKS—
Taylor Relief Rolls Grow During Year; Increased Use Of Tractors Get Blame
Book* of works progress administration and the United Welfare association show that relief rolls have grown during the past yea"
"In this case, the Increasing relief rolls cannot be attributed to business conditions." said County Judge Lee R. York in discussing th*
In Taylor county, the certified j matter.
WPA roll shows 1,215 persons need- j -it is due to the increasing us* ing relief work, as compared to 851 I tractors on farms, for one thing,
namer told the pardon and parole board yesterday his son, if released, would accompany his mother to Arizona where Mrs. Kennamer, an invalid, will try to recoup her health.
paying dressers by the hour — at
applications rf in,
tion is different, and he was un-See TURKEYS, Pf- I®. Col 8
he pointed out According to Mrs. Bernice Landers, case worker for the Teaxs Relief commission, conditions ut* worse in all surrounding counties —Mitchell excepted—than ta Taylor county.
A large part of the Increase in needy for relief, are slow, how- j rons t* attributed to the fact that
ever, to say that this condition I®
due to poorer business.
a year ago.
Expenditures of the city and county through the United Welfare association are running at $3,-000 per month now. while a year ago they amounted to $2,200.
Those persons who handle relief
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