Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Huge Armistice Parade Planned
Address By John Lee Smith Will Be Carried Through Downtown Section
Plans for the gigantic Armistice Day parade, sponsored bv Parramore post of the American Legion, were completed yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the parade committee at the chamber of commerce offices Ruck Sibley, general chairman of the day's celebration, preaided.
The mammoth parade, with between 75 and IOO separate organisations of Abilene. Taylor county and San Angelo participating, will form on Oak street between South First and South Fifth at IO 30 Friday morning. Promptly at 10:30 Hon, John Lee Smith of Throckmorton will deliver the Armistice Da, address, his message to be carried by a loud speaker system throughout tire downtown business district, both north and south of the Texas and Pacific railroad.
Smith's address will close exactly at ll o'clock, after which one minute of silence and prayer will be observed. Following this. taps will be played and the parade will start
wending Its way down Oak street to South Fifth, wmt to Chestnut, north to North Fifth on Pine. west Cypress and south to dismissal the T. Ai P. passenger station North First.
The parade will inaugurate a
Texans Elect O'Daniel, Ban Oath On Duels
Demo Nominee Polls 149,232 In Light Voting
By The Associated Press. Texas voters. In sparing
7 Are Slain As Kentucky Votes
Two Reported Dying In Bloodiest Election Day Since 1933; Guardsmen Called Out On Harlan Mayor's Request
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Nov. 8—(AP)-Seven persons dead and two reported dying tonight in the bloodiest election day in Kentucky lince 1933 when 18 were slain.
Three were killed in Harlan county, two in Owsley and one
p.™*, ..... - ----- each in Bell and Todd counts. One pews involved in the
busy day for Athenians, especially elected w Up O’Daniel gov- Qwlsey shooting was reported dying and a fourth man round
Af noon Friday Par- „rnnr vf.sterdav and agreed to let wajjc^ng aiong the highway near the scene of the Harlan shoot-
px-service men. At noon Friday ramore post of the legion will be host to all ex-service men of the county and their families at a barbecue to be given at che taylor County Veterans clubhouse on South lith. football feature ' At 2 30 Friday afternoon the chief attraction will be the San Angelo-Abtlene high school football game at Eagle stadium. Concluding the day s gridiron menu will be a clash at Hardin-Simmons university stadium between the negro teams of Abilene and Brownwood.
Featuring the night entertainer ARMISTICE, Pit. 12. Col. I
ernor yesterday and agreed a citizen hold office without swearing he had not participated In a duel.
Democrats swept the campaigns for state offices and for representatives in congress, piling up the usual tremendous majorities
Returns to the Texas Election bureau from 194 of 254 counties, including 25 complete, showed O’Daniel leading Alexander Boynton, republican, 149,232 to 5,428. Homer
ing was in a critical condition with two bullet wounds in the abdomen.
Two other persons were in hospitals with less serious wounds.
GIRI. IS WOUNDED
Harlan county—-Odell Sizemore, 35,
Brooks, communist gubernatorial naerby Clover Splint; Willie Wynn.
Kentucky Election Tabulators Refuse To Take Pay Cut, Block Vote Counting
RFDFORD Kv , NOV. R.—(Ab—Trimble count Vs vote counting in eleven precincts was blocked tonight by a sit-down strike over tabu-
The tabulators refused to work for 25.cents an ™ay
recently set by the fiscal court in an economy move reducing the pa>
1 r ° H E fe ct Ion* com mission ct s refused to unlock the ballot boxes claiming the fiscal court failed to notify them of the pay cut.________
I candidate, polled 123, and Earl Mil ler, socialist, 150.
Repeal of the dueling provision, placed in the state constitution drafted In 1876, was carrying 45,690 I to 27.786.
Since nomination on the democratic ticket is tantamount to election in Texas, the voting amounted only to a formal sign of approval for the party’s nominees. 250.000 TOTAL The Interest and balloting, consequently. were light. Election bu-
1,850 Voters Go To County Polls
5 To 2 Majority Favor Junking Oath On Duels
Taylor county people paid com* Owsley county—Albert McIntosh, I pa rat! vely little attention to yester-
Murphy Trails Republican Foe
GOP Governor And Senate Candidates Leading Democrats In Pennsylvania; New Deal Senator Behind In Kansas
HFTIBF.FT LEHMAN 'DI New York Governor
38, Clover Splint; Sherman Howard, ! former deputy sheriff.
Bell county—Clarence Cooper, 30, Oreasy Creek.
both of Sebas-1 days general election but approx j imately 1,850 went to the polls, voted
n^h-rt Parrish 27 I Almost unanimously democratic and county—Robert Parrish. 27. fey maJorUy of 5 ^ 2 favored striking from the state constitution the requirement that public officials
42, Sidney Gabbard tion.
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son of Sidney, shot through left: auei
and Charity Deaton, 4-year
reau officials said there probably j breast,
would be no more than 250.000 old granddaughter of Sidney,
O'Daniel, the flour salesman who
wounded In right IPR. Harlan county—R P
campaigned with a hillbilly band, 34.deputy sheriff, shot twice through
California-Bound In Week—
PLANS FOR WEST TEXAS GRID PARTY MOVE INTO HIGH GEAR
Just a week from today, the West Texas party bound for Los Angeles and the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys' game with the Wyola Lions, departs for the west coast Invasion, and from now on trip plans are expected to be In high gear.
Jack Simmons. H-SU alumnus directing a movement to send the school's Cowboy band on the trip, to add color to the descent on the City of Pageantry, said last night he already has “several hundred dollars" In sight, and more coming in dally to underwrite the needed expenses for this enterprise
• Before we get through we may have funds enough to help send a representation from the Cowgirls too" said Simmons, who Is receiv
ing many offers of financial help.
Meanwhile, from Los Angeles itself, came assurances of a typical “Texas welcome" awaiting the Abilene trippers, from Abilene Christian college's colony of former faculty members and students, now associated with George Pepperdine college in Los Angeles.
H-SU alumni on the coast, too, are preparing a welcome for the visitors, with a breakfast scheduled for the arrival morning, at the Hotel Hayward, Cowboy headquarters for the stay in Los Angeles.
G. B. Sandefei, H-SU graduate manager, In Dallas Tuesday, was exported to make further arrangements for the prospective
See SPECIAL, P*. 12. Col 4
Cotton Forecast Reduced 75,000
Board Estimate For Crop Set At 12,1 37,000 Bales
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8— uPV— Tile federal irp reporting board reduced Its last previous estimate of this year's cotton crop by 75,000 bales today, but agriculture department officials said the total supply for the curent season still would be more than twice the amount consumed last year.
The board estimated this years crop at 12.137,000 bales. Coupled with this forecast, however, was an estimate that there were 13.650.000 bales on hand when the season opened Aug. I
This would mane the supply 25,-787,000 bales—a figure approaching the 1932 record supply of 26,285,000 bales.
The board's forecast for this crop compared with last years record production of 18,946,000 bales.
The indicated yield per acre was 219.7 pounds compared with 266.9 In 1937. __
Veteran Conductor Of TGrP Succumbs
Jews Blamed In Reich's Collapse
Wilson 'Apostle Of National Morality/ Hitler Declares
MUNICH. Nov, 8— (ZP)—Chancellor Adolf Hitler, in a 75-minute speech on the 15th anniversary of hts bloodily repulsed Munich beer cellar putsch, tonight bitterly blamed Jews for Germany’s collapse at the end of the war.
The chancellor’s words coincided with a sharp German press attack and scattered nazi reprisals against Jews because of the shooting yesterday of the German legation secretary in Paris by a young Polish Jew. Hitler himself did not mention the Incident.
The fuehrer blamed the Jews for German post-war Inflation, which he called “one of the greatest of Jewish swindles."
Hitler described President Woodrow Wilson as “a grea' American and apostle of national morality," whose fourteen points, which while not carried out, contributed to the German collapse.
Hitler said the German collapse would have been averated “if destiny had put me in the piace which I am holding now."
had asked the electorate to turn out In large numbers.
“Let's have a million votes next Tuesday,” he said last week. O -Daniel asserted It was necessary to keep alive the interest In democracy to stop the spread of “foreign isms."
“Out here in Texas where the wide open space! permit free breathing and free thinking, let Texas democracy stand like the rock of Gibraltar in this disastrous political storm which Is twisting the world asunder." he said.
The voters ignored him so far as the balloting was concerned. More than a million voted in the hot primary fight and yesterday's election was sn anti-elimsx.
O'Daniel was as undisturbed over the election as anyone else.
Ile couldn’t vote, anyway, because he didn't pay his poll tax, and spent part of the day In Dallas.
Women's Federation Votes Refinancing
AUSTIN. Nov. 8—(AV-The Texas Federation of Womens Clubs, assertedly faced with loss of Its $200,-000 club home In Austin, today unanimously voted to refinance the indebtedness and then learned Clara Driscoll of Carpus Christi had made the plan possible through a loan. The plan included limiting the federations budget to $8,000 a year for five years, creating a sinking funr with each member club paying an additional $5 a year to regular dues to empowering the executive committee to proceed immediately with refinancing.
the abdomen death.
Rowan county—W. E- Proctor, former Rowan county attorney, shot through the right hip.
FOUR HARLAN INCIDENTS Four separate shooting Incidents
Returns were tabulated unofficially from 19 of the 31 voting precincts The 19 included boxes which polled Hounshell, | nine-tenths of the votes cast for governor In the county last July, near I Incidentally more than 9,100 ballots | were cast In the first democratic primary this year.
Yesterday s vote was approximately two-thirds as large as that polled in the last “off-year" general election in 1934. In 19 boxes, including
NEW YORK. Nov. 9.— (Wednesday)—(AP)—The re-election Herbert H. Lehman wa* conceded at I a. rn. today by Thomas Dewey, his republican opponent.
By The Associated Press
Governor Herbert H. Lehman, Democrat, apparently won reelection after a terrific struggle in New York yesterday, but republican candidates for major posts took leads rn such strategic states as Pennsylvania, Kansas, Michigan and Wisconsin. ...
Incomplete returns indicated a strong upsurge of republican strength in several areas. Thomas E. Dewey, young rackets prosecutor, earned the republican colors into the lead .n early returns from New York state, but later a rush of ballot* from New York City indicated a slim margin of victory for Lehman.
Senator Robert P. Wagner and Rep. James M. Mead, democrats, also were ahead for the two senatorial seats of the Empire state, whose 47 votes in the presidential electoral college make it the nation's major battleground. All were supported publicly
by President Roosevelt.
In Pennsylvania, second ranking state, the story was different. In the senatorial contest, Senator James J. Davis, republican, enjoyed a substantial advantage over Governor George H Earle, sponsor of th# "little new deal’* put forward at Harrisburg. Red-thatched Arthur H. James, a republican and a superior court judge, likewise was ahead of Charles Alvin Jones, democrat, in the governorship fight.
In Kansas, where tobogganing wheat prices created farm unrest, republican candidates pulled ahead. Former Governor Clyde M. Reed, running for the senate, led Senator George McGill, new dealer whose name is on the crop control law. For th* governorship, Payne H. Ratner topped the democratic incum-bent, Walter A. Huxman.
Frank Murphy, Michigan'! new deal governor, fell behind republican antagonist,
were reported in Harlan county all Abilene boxes and those at Mer-Slx men were jailed at Harlan In mel, Trent. Tuscola, Bradshaw two of the shootings in which none Lawn and Ovalo ballots cast for W. was injured. The three men dead Lee O’Daniel, the democratic gov-were slain at Evarts eight miles east ematorlal nominee, totaled 1,327.
The Republican nominee, Alexander Boynton, received 46 votes in the 19 boxes. No communist or socialist ballots were cast.
While most boxes returned majorities in favor of the constitutional amendment deleting the dueling oath, some went against the county-wide trend. In one box, View, the voters were unanimously against the amendment—33 to 0. Total vote on the amendment in the 19 boxes was: for, 523; against 277.
Ballots cast in the seven city boxes totaled 799.
While the total of all ballots cast In the 19 boxes was 1.583 only 1,573 voted for governor and there were a few more votes for the republican
I RANK D. FITZGERALD Michigan Governor
National guardsmen were ordered to headquarters for emergency duty The tabulating of votes was postponed until 9 a. rn- tomorrow as the guardsmen and representatives of the democratic and republican parties guard the ballots boxes In the courthouse. Mrs. Ruby Middleton, the clerk, sat next to the boxes.
H-SU Band Leads Arkansas Parade
hi*, former Governor Frank D. I Fitzgerald. However, the re-1
turns from Detroit, which has j been a Murphy stronghold, were slow in coming in. CONTEST WATCHED
The Michigan contest had been closely watched by political analysts because President Roosevelt had intervened to defend Murphy against, “treason" charges brought by critics j
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y , Nov. A—(AP)—President Room-veil's home county oi Dutchess went strongly for Republican Thomas E. Dewey tonight. Complete returns gave Dewey 28.158 to 18,951 for Governor Lehman.
UTTLE ROCK, Ark.. Nov. 8 —
(jp)—Led by the Hardin-Simmons university Cowboy band of Abilene. Tex , and Gov. Carl E. Bailey __________
on horseback, a parade of rodeo for governor than for any
ARTHUR H. JAMES (RI Pennvsvlvania Governor
performers, beauty contestants and civic leaders marched through Lit-1 tie Rock and north Little Rock today, officially opening Arkansas': first annual livestock show Officials estimated opening day attendance at the show would total 40.000 and looked for fair weather to bring the total attendance for the week to 200,000.
Winston Hereford Sale Slated Today
SNYDER, Nov. 8 — The second annual auction sale of Winston Brothers’ choice Herefords will start at 10:30 a m. Wednesday when 130 head will be offered.
Included in the offering of Domino Return Herefords are 30 bulls, 56 cows, 30 heifers and 14 calves. Earl Gartin, auctioneer, will be in ! charge of the sale.
The sale will be held in a tent at the Winston ranch headquarters In the southwest edge oi town.
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other republican candidate. In the 19 boxes only 14 voted the straight Republican ticket, while several split the ticket, voting for Republican candidates for state or district offices or both and for the unopposed county and precinct democratic candidates.
Number of ballots cast in each box reported was; Cedar street, 118; Butternut st. 144; Ex-service clubhouse. 41; Orange st . 89; court house, 160; Hamby. 15; Fair Park, 109; McMurrv, 66; Merkel, 202; Bradshaw, 80, Shelton-Webb, 113; North Park. 79; Ovalo, 58; Lawn, 90; Trent. 55; Tuscola, 137. View 43,
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Ingrowing Toenail Hurts All The Same Whether In Or Out
MARSHALL. NOV. 8—(TP)— W. J. Inkman, 78-year-old veteran conductor on the Fort Worth-Big Spring run of the Texas and Pacific railroad, died here last night. Born in Mauch Chunk, Pa , Inkman came to Texas many years ago. He was on the retired list. He fell and broke his hip several weeks ago at Fort Worth.
Ataturk Is Worse
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 8—
—Informed quarters today said President Kamal Ataturk of Turkey had taken a sudden turn for the wdfse a? 6:30 p. rn. <10 a. rn., CST ) today and that his illness was regarded as “serious. "
Rotan Announces Holiday Program
ROTAN, Nov. 8—A public program a dinner and a football game are highlights of the Armistice Day observance planned here.
The American Legion will present a program from IO to ll o'clock at the high school auditorium. Pol-I lowing that, legionnaires will go to I the armory for a bean dinner.
The Rotan-Roby football game at 2:30 o clock Will climax th« day I The Yellowhammers need a win over RVcy to cinch the district 6-B 1 title.
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Ray Dickson genial custodian and curator of the resource and museum institute at the West Texas chamber of commerce. is wondering if his own surgery isn't a bit crude
Dickson,' suffering from an ingrown toe-nail Monday night, grew exasperated and decided to remedy the plague once and for all. He took a big pair of pliers off a nearby workbench, grabbed hold of the offending toe-nail and savagely gave it the works.
Yes. the toe-nail came out. But yesterday Dickson speculated that maybe he had rather have it back.
“Oh, he sure hurts," Dickson moaned, pointing at the swollen toe.
“But you know. I haven't got an ingrown toe-nail any more, he comforted himself.
of the governor's handling down strikes.
Senator Millard Tydings, whose defeat Mr Roosevelt personally
sought in the democratic primary, was returned to the senate with votes to spare.
From Onto came reports that the tibles
seat of Senator Robert J. Bulkley.j new deal democrat, was in dangei in his race with Robert A. Taft.
First counting in Wisconsin put Julius P. Heil. republican, ahead of | Governor Philip F. LaFollette, progressive, in a gubernatorial contest which may have an Important bearing on “tnird party' prospector 1940 Harry Bolens, democrat, was well behind. Similarly, in the senatorial contest, Alexander Wiley, republi-
Collegians Nab Car Strippers
Officers Find 50 Articles In Highway Stash
Six McMarry college student* started out last night to gather wood for the traditional homecoming bonfire Friday night.
They ended up by capturing three youths In the act of stripping automobiles.
The bonfire building expedition, composed of J. S Solomon, Weldon
Edwards, R. B Kendrick, J. G. Hollis, G. W Dickey and Tommy Brabham, was reconnoitering down Hickory street in search of combus-
I.EVERETT b \LTONST \LL Mas>achusetts Governor
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 9. — (We Inesday) — (AP) — Governor George H. Earle, democrat, conceded at 12:4® a. rn., today his defeat for the U. S. senate by Senator James J. Davis, re-publcan.
can, topped Herman Ekern, progressive, and the democratic incumbent. | F. Ryan Duffy, was a weak third. BENSON BEHIND
A 31-year-old "liberal" republican Harold Staten, got the jump on Governor Elmer Benson, farmei laborite seeking re-election In Minnesota. If this trend continued it meant a break in the farmer-labor party rule which began in 1930 when the late Floyd Olsen captured the governorship.
j W. Warren Barbour, former re-i publican senator and former pugilist.
I pulled into the van in New Jersey’s i senatorial race. His opponent was
See ELECTIONS, Pg. 12. Col
At the corner of Second and
Hickory they spica three suspicious characters. They circled the block and came back The suspects were caught in the act of tearing a rear view mirror from a car.
With one accord, the collegian* sounded the riot call. One of the trio went to the pavement on a flying tackle. The other two raised their hands and pleaded for mercy.
When the police arrived, the car-strippers were huddled in a group and ready for protection of the law.
The bonfire builders released custody and drove off, intent on free and unanchored fuel.
At police headquarters, the three Merkel, Trent and Goodman. Two I car-strippers said they were from , were 18 years of age and the other,
See CAR STRIPPERS. Pf. 12. Cal. I
Robbery Suspect Held In Odessa
ODESSA, NOV. 8—OF—A 48-year-old suspect was held here today in
connection with a $23,000 mail I truck robbery in Arizona in Sep-: tember
Constable Clyde Ray and Police I Officer W. A. F *-lds arrested him I last night at a night club. H. ti. Smith, postal inspector from Phoenix, Ari*, was reported en route to I assume custody of the suspect.
BY BETTY WALLACE
COPYRIGHT, <•*• NS* SXS Vie*. (NC
Miner Is Slain And Companion Wounded
CAST Of CHARACTERS JI DY ALCOTT — admiral's daughter. She faced a tween two navy suitors.
DWIGHT CAMPBELL tious lieutenant. He faced a choice between his wife and dut>
JACK HANLEY—riving sailor. He faced a test of a patient love.
MARVEL HASTINGS—navy wife She faced the test of being a good sailor.
She was a small, slim girl, dhe i hatred wore a new evening dress, from which her shoulders rose white anc.
I lovely. Beside her. a tall young
— ambi- man in the blue of a aval UeuUm*
ant, with wings on his breast, was
looking down at her. And she knew
that he four/ her beautiful, and
Dwight Campbell. All
this advice—interfering in her business—
The man s brown eyes were Lloud-His face was grave. He looked
down at her, standing there, her pale gold hair alive rn the moon -
I she knew ti at this was why—para,- light. He had said a lot of things
Alcott stood by
„ Judy Alcott stood by the chain
walked rail of the huge battle wagon, looking down at the black water. The
WELCH, W. Va,, Nov. 8— (TP) —
Shan Dillon, 35-year-old miner, was fatally wounded as he
tonight^and'^companton.^Chariie deck was solid^der her ^ °™’
Carter. 21, a WPA timekeeper. » butter!!?
^Authorities said they .ere un-1 httrt over the wardroom, the sound
able to learn any cause for the
in this miserable half hour since they had left the others in the wardroom, after dinner. Vague, roundabout things. ^be didxi t quite fcncr' what he was d iving at. Now. suddenly, he burst out. “I'm tr^ng Ic tell you this. Judy Alcott. Hes not you. kind! You mustn't go with him! He's just a Navy politician, with his eyes on the main chance, and she often thought He s after pull. influence, quick promotions. And your father L an au-
of a piano stole softly into the nigh. air.
doxically enough—he was quarreling with her.
Her hand touched the cold chain. She said, without looking at him. "I don't know what you mean. What if I do see Dwight Campbell a lot? What if we have dates and go dancing? He s nice. I Uke him. He likes me—”
Jack Hanley had been her friend I a long time cl him ai a sturdy, dependable big brother. But now he had changed Was it jealousy? AU this sudden
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