Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Twenty-five years ago this month a group of the Influential business and professional men of Detroit, Mich, led by newspapermen, decided to see that not one family in the city should go without “a Christmas.”
The plan they hit upon was this: All men who had ever sold papers as boys went back
on the streets for one day-selling papers as they did as small lads.
The money came in; papers were bought at all kinds of fancy prices.
Thus, the Ooodfellows originated.
Today Abilene’a Ooodfellows go into action for another year.
Again it is the pleasant duty
and satisfying tar I; of the Ooodfellows to give enough money to buy the food and other things necessary to assure every needy family of the city a joyous Christmas Last year the Ooodfellows were more liberal than in any year In their Abilene history. The Ooodfellows fund reached a total of ti.595 cash.
One has but to investigate to learn that there are more destitute families, more families with barely enough for lean daily fare, more families with enough for bare necessities hut not enough to give the children a real Christmas dinner and playthings—more of these in Abilene than were here last year.
It is, therefore, necessary, that the Ooodfellows enlist rapidly with the most liberal gifts they have ever made.
The Kiwanls club for many years has been the Ooodfel-1 outs’ “starter." This year is no exception. Right behind the Klwanians are several other
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Another group that has always done all It could for the Good*
fellow cause is the Phi Sigma Chi fraternity.
The fraternity has arranged its annual Ooodfellows dance for Friday evening of this week at the Hilton hotel. Both the Chi Delta and Chi Epsilon chapters are sponsoring the affair. The hotel is donating use of the Crystal ballroom. Ray Maddox and his orchestra are donating much of their usual fee and tickets have been printed without charge Other items of expense have been eliminated. so that dancers who buy tickets may rest assured virtually all
their money will go into the Ooodfellow fund
Lefet/vre Goulding is chairman of the dance committee. He said last night the ticket sale will begin immediately _
WEST TEXAS LEADER
Clifford Jones New Texas Tech President
CRUISING DALLAS CABBY TAKEN FOR RIDE-IN OWN HACK.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 36.
<A*>—lf. E Sizemore, Dallas
taxi driver, looked on the world as a fine place for cabbies early today ... but not for long.
He was cruising down a main street in Dallas, he told officers here, when he picked up a fine looking girl named Jean who wore a fur coat and offered to buy him something to eat After 85 cents worth of rid
ing Jean decided an hourly rate would be better. Sizemore checked out of his office at 2:05 a. rn. and a few minutes later Jean picked up two boy friends, one called Ralph and the other Honey; 4
Honey suggested a ride to ward the Dallas airport, which seemed reasonable to Sizemore because many night spots bloom there After passing a few, Size-
more thought It well to Inquire where the par-sengers wanted to stop. (ii
"Oklahoma City,” said Honey. Sizemore thought he was fooling and suggested “Thats a pretty long ride.”
“I don’t care how long a ride It is." said Honey, “Just so it s a blankety blank quick ride.”
Sizemore looked over his shoulder, noticed Honey was
covering him with a blue steel revolver and stepped on the gas.
Honey and Jean and Ralph, Sizemore sal^, igno^-t cept to boss him the rest of the trip Arriving In Oklanoma Uuy they left his cab and he telephoned the polire station at 7:45 a rn.
Robbery, said Sizemore, apparently wasn’t the object of the trio because the*' bought gasoline during the ride.
HUSBAND TO RECOVER—
Gas Fumes Kill Disney s Mother
Maid Narrowly FACES AT ™E WINDOW • •A christmas story
Tragedy Occurs In Home Given by Movie Cartoonist
HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 26 —
(UP) — Mrs. Flora Disney, 71, mother of Walt Disney, noted producer of animated cartoon*, was found dying in ber home today, her husband? Elia*, 80, unconscious beside her, both victims of gas from a house furnace,
They were found by a housemaid,
Alma Smith, 40, who narrowly escaped being overcome herself when •he started to prepare breakfast.
LOOKING TO ANNIVERSARY The aged victims were rushed to Hollywood hospital, but Mrs. Disney was dead on her arrival. Disney, attendants said, probably will recover.
The maid told police that when she entered the kitchen,
•he became faint, and opened the door* and window*. Then, fearing for her employer*, she ran to the bedroom and found them unconscious in bed.
Police attributed the tragedy to a faulty connection in the furnace, which had been left burning all night.
The parents of the creator of “Mickey Mouse" and other screen cartoon favorites had been looking forward to celebration of their 51st wedding anniversary next New Years day.
Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, were on location when the discovery was made, but were recalled at once and were at the bedside of their father.
The North Hollywood house In which M/s. Disney met her death was a gift to the couple by their sons when they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last January I.
U. S. to Send Military Missions to Colombia
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26.—(A*)—
The United States govern*"■’nt announced today that naval and military air missions would go to the Republic of Colombia soon to cooperate with that country in improving Its defensive forces.
The step symbolized, to some students of Pan-American affairs, growing bonds between the United States and Latin American for the common defense of the New World against any foreign aggressor. Five such missions already are on duty In other Latin American countries.
by store window playlands and toylands Face* . . . wistful, * * *
longing. Noses against windows .. . excited laughter of children , . . grownups, too . . . only # * *
how many more days Christmas shopping?
ABILENE SMI VICINITY: Fair and not quito so cill,: today.
HEST TEAS: lair and slightly warmor today; Monday (air, nirmrr In *outhea»t portion,
F.AST TEX S'-: Fair and slightly wnrtnrr Sunday and Monday.
Weather outlook (or week beginning Monday :
Soul hr rn plains and west gulf stairs: <;emrall\ fair exrent rain nvrr north and fast portions 'tuesday or Wednesday. Moderately rnld at beginning of week', warmer Tiiesda' and Wednesday, colder Thursday or Friday.
TEMPEH VI I HES A. M. MOI It p. M.
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Midnight 82. Moos 41
Highest and lowest temperature, to it t. rn. >e»terda> t* and 25: same date a year ago, 72 and SB; .unset yesterday, H■“*t sunrise today, 7:19; sunset today, 8:38.
Holiday Buying Curtain To Rise
Abilene tomorrow gets an illuminated reminder to do its Christmas shopping early.
To mark officially the opening of the Christmas buying season, an elaborate downtown program has been arranged by the chamber of commerce and Abilene merchants.
Colored lights will be flashed on 20 blocks of the busine** hec-tion at 6 o’clock Monday, and at the same time firms who are offering Christmas merchandise will unveil show windows which are to be draped all day.
There will be an hour and a half for window shoppers to view the
stocks before stores wil open their
Fitch Elected By Travelers
Farmer Takes Pen Fugitive
FORT WORTH, Nov. 26.—OW— Horace Posey, 20-year-old fugitive from the Harlem prison farm and object of a widespread search since last Monday night, was captured by a Wise county farmer late today on a farm adjoining that where a companion of Posey surrendered Tuesday.
The farmer. N. T. Robinson, about 50, engaged Posey in a scuffle and shot the fugitive in the leg before subduing him.
Sheriff A. B Carter of Fort Worth returned Posey to the county jail here where Hugh Nix, 24, Posey's companion and also a prison farm escape, is held on burglary and robbery charges. Posey also faces similar charges.
Po^ey, a trusty, was under sentences totaling seven years for robbery in Haskell, Stephens and Throckmorton counties.
doors for an “open house."
The open house will be held from 7:30 to 9 o'clock by all merchants cooperating in the program.
At 7 o’clock, bands from Hardin-Simmons university, Abilene Chris-
Ten cents will be minimum charged for wrapping Christmas packages representing purchase of $2.50 or less from Abilene merchants, the Retail Merchants association announced yesterday. Packages containing merchandise costing the customer more than $2.50 will be wrapped without charge.
tian college, Abilene high school and the Wah - Wahtaysee drum corps of McMurry college will be-
Ceeil Fitch was chosen president of the Abilene Traveling Mens association Saturday in the group's annual election of officers, succeeding L. B. Jackson. The voting highlighted the semi-monthly luncheon held at the Wooten hotel.
Fitch Is the Abilene representative of the Eli-Liily Pharmaceutical company of Indianapolis.
JI NEW DIRECTORS
Jackson automatically became first vice-president. Completing the new slate of officers are Charles Rogers, second vice president; Russell Stephens, secretary, and J. C. Watson, treasurer.
Retiring officers are Jimmy Bateman. first vice-president; C. F Christian, second vice-president; and Nelson DeWolf, secretary-treasurer.
Eleven new directors were elect-j ed. the number being increased from five recently by constitutional amendment. They are Paul Powers. Nib Shaw. C. F Christian, J. E. Foote, John Pilkington. Guy Brantley, A. L. Richardson. R. M Ran-derson, M B Moore, Jimmy Bate-
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Spur Rancher, Banker To Take Over Job Soon
Glance At Record Proves Executive Trained For Post
FORT WORTH. Nov. 2ft—
I (AP) — Clifford B. Jones, i rancher, banker and citric leader who grot his start on the range and in the factory, was elected president today of Texas Technological college at
Jones, 53. will succeed the late Bradford Knaop The college board of directors, in session here today, elevated Spencer A Wells of L'ib bock from vice-chairman of the board to the temporary chairmanship.
DIRECTORS SINCE 1925
A permanent chairman is to be chosen at the January meeting of the board. Jones, who had been a director for the inatltutlon since it was opened in 1925, had served as chairman ll years.
The new president, a resident of Spur, will assume office shortly. Mrs. John M- Haley, Midland, has been honorary president of the college since Dr. Knapp's death.
Jones left here tonight for Spur after announcing ne would take leave of his present connections within the 60 days when he takes
the new poet.
In the meantime, the executive committee of the directorate will continue to handle college matters,
Spur Knows Jones As Very Busy Man
SPUR, Nov. 26—(AP)—Clifford Bartlett Jones, new president of Texas Technological college. Is a very busy man who never gets in a hurry.
Hi* friend* described him that way. A glance at the record of the 53-year-old Weft Texan proves he can handle a dozen big Jobs at once—and still find time to br a son of the American revolution, a democrat. Episcopalian, Mason, Rotarian, club man and golfer. This man with many interests takes a lively Interest in his adopted town of Spur. He once was its mayor, and now is president of the Spur Security bank.
As West Texas’ “No. I citizen" Jones has found time for these positions: Regional ad
visor of the Public Works administration of Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana; chairman of the Dickens County draft board during the World war; member of the district draft board for the northern Judicial district of Texas; director of the Northwest Fair association; an organizer and former president of the West Texas chamber of commerce; director of three railroads; forsee TEXAS TECH. Pg. ll. Col. 5
Fresh Winds Fan California Blaze
CLIFFORD It. JONES .... West Texas ’No. I Citizen’
Guard Captures Escaped Felons
Break Using 'Mobile' Ladder Believed Attempt at Wholesale Prison Delivery
FLORENCE. Ari*., Nov. 26.—YA*)—Two of the three convicts who escaped from the state prison today in what U believed to have been an attempt at wholesale delivery of inmates by use of a mobile' ladder, were recaptured by Guard Stan Moore In the Olla river bottoms about eight
mll^Theymwere*Earl Nelson sentenced to bank robbery from Maricopa county, and Alex Geneck. a former California convict serving a term _______from Pima county cm a checkSlash In Paving Costs Inspires Quick ResponseExpense Reduced Up To 33 Per Cent; Shutdown Threat
Response was prompt yesterday following announcement of a big reduction in cost of paving under the Works Progress administration project in Abilene residential sections,
Last night City Building Inspector Tom WUU* said three or four persona had called the office and indicated they might have streets in front of their houses paved,
TO PAVE AT Me lf IRR Y The Mothers and Dads dub of McMurry college will complete arrangement* Monday to have a two-block driveway from the college oval to South 14th street paved.
Willis pointed out that under the new schedule of paving Ute coat was cut up to 33 per cent.
The new coat far asphaltic concrete surfacing ta 35 cents per square yard, reduced from 52 cents Concrete gutter ta priced at 29 rent* per linear foot, a flve-eent reduction. New price quoted for gravel base ta 22 cent* per square yard, while the former price was 33 cents.
For a property owner with a it- foot lot, where the gravel base and curbing already are In the coot of surfacing a street 39 feet wide ta 136. This figures 72 cents per front foot on a street of that width.
In announcing the coat reduction Willis added that unless Ablleniana took advantage of the offer the WPK work would have to be closed down.
Interested resident* were asked
to call at the city engineer a office for further information.
Auto Hits, Kills Child Born Here
charge. They were taken into custody at gun point, less than six hours after their escape.
Geneck, shot in the shoulder during the escape over the east prison wall, was not seriously wounded. G. W. Siewert, felled by a bullet within the walls, still was confined to the prison hospital. His exact condition could not be learned.
Hiewert, serving one to five years from Maricopa county for manslaughter, ha* been described by Texas authorities, where he is wanted, a* “one of the worst criminal* with which the state has had to contend for some time.”
Dewey Thurlo, sentenced to t5
Gas Death Cause
HOUSTON, Nov. 26—<-P)—Dr. J Herbert Page, county health physician. said today apparently Mrs Lena Pearl Dorsey, 35. and two of her three children, yesterday died of gas poisoning.
Vote For Bonds
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STANTON, No, 26.—- A5'—Martin county voters apparently approved a $50,000 road bond issue today, returns from six of th' county’s ll boxes showed. The bonds held a 446-to-57 lead with probably not over 150 votes unreported in five small rural boxes.
Money from the issue would be 1 used too pen and surface roads from Stanton to Lenorah and west to th, Andrews county line, and from Lenorah to West Knott, in Howard county
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 26—(/P)— Fresh winds from the pacific
spread a bush fire tonight over the ridge of the Santa Monica
mountains across a highway to endanger Encino, where many film notables live.
In two or three places the
flames were within a mile of the homes of Al Jolson and Joel Mc-crea, actors; Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, and Phil Harris, orchestra leader.
Change in the Bottles
Chill Follows Pope s Rising
VATICAN CITY, Nov. 26—^ —
Vatican sources said tonight that Pope Pius XI was, seized with a
slight chill about 5 p. rn, «IO a rn.
Abilene time) after he had left his sick bed to carry on his official duties. The chill lasted only a few minutes.
The pope had been helped from
bed and had sat up part of the day ----- ----
despite the heart attack from which to 25 years for robbery from Mantle collapsed yesterday morning. He COpa county, is the only fugitive had been warned that hts weakened among the group who is still at heart might not survive another Large.
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The supreme head of the catho- Weather Freezing
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gave proof of extraordinary forti- blXth Uoy In KOW
tude by holding a one-hour con- _ __
ference with Eugenio Cardinal Pa- This mornings freeing temp.ra-
eelli papal secretary of state. lure—if you doubt it venture out-
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ch*! physician. Dr. Ammu, Milan!. or below In Abl'rne-
head of the Vatican states sani- Saturdays weather was solitary department. what milder than Its predecessors
J. wT, . ..id naH.nf this week. but not enough for ped-
, f nm row th? rm rii- ^triaps to abandon topcoats. High
irZd ., Seem ‘ for the day n 47 d-gree., at 4 sire to receive Cardin*, raeenr 25 de_
Mgr Filippo Soccorai,* director of o<:tack whlLie low the Vatican radio state, and Cam- Brees early in me morning illo Serafini, governor of Vatican The temperature is due to rise
city-reoeipts which have been part cautiously today, say* the official of the pope’s Sunday routine. prediction, continuing its climb
, again Monday to break the current
The phyaicMn wa* as jinnha which Mt m t|)(. nour,
pope in hie objection,. He said he dawn Tutsdav.
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receive even members of his family, let alone any other visitors.
McM Prexy To Take Office This Week
Dr. Frank W. Turner, newly appointed president of McMurry college, will assume his duties at the college some time this week, Dr VV M. Murrell, president of the board ol trustees, said last night, No plans for the formal inauguration have; been made
Former president Dr. T W Brabham will go to Roswell, N. M , his new pastorate, today to preach for both morning and evening services He and his family will move there later this week.
Two Navy Fliers Killed by Crash
EL PASO, NOV 26.——A naval plane crashed from an altitude of about 50 feet at Fort Bliss army airport today, killing two of its crew of three. Collapse of a folding wing was believed to have been the cause.
The dead were Aviation Cadet L. T. Row**, pilot, and Machinist’s Mate C. K. Wise, both of San Diego, Calif. Howard Willis, Filipino mess attendant, escaped with minor Injuries.
Abtlene-bem Clin urn Hobart Graham, IO, ran from between two parked cars onto a street at Rail* yesterday afternoon. Too late he saw an approaching automobile.
This afternoon his funeral will be held at the Wilson Avenue Church of Christ here. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery. Hour of the rite* and other arrangement# had not been settled last night.
The boy s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I* P. Bour I and. live eight miles northeast of Abilene, and an uncle is W. A. Bourland of Abilene. His parents, Mr. and Mrs, H-N. Graham, moved from here seven years ago to Ackerly, and a year ago went from there to Ralls Mrs. Graham is the former Birdie Bourland. Clinton Hobart was th# Graham's only child.
After being struck by the automobile. the boy was taken to a doctor's office, but died within five minutes. His skull was fractured.
A woman driving the car involved in the fatal accident did not know the boy had been struck until another person in the automobile called her attention to the fact.
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
BRADY—The annual Father-Son banquet of the Future Farmers of America will be held in Brady December 14. Cong. Charles L. South will speak.
ODESSA—Stephen Fowler Chadwick. national commander of th# American Legion, will be here January 13 to meet with the local post.
ANSON —The fifth annual Jones County Poultry show will be held here December 8, 9 and IO.
ALBANY.—The Albany Lions club Christmas show will be held rn the high school gymnasium December 12, SWEETWATER, — At least 23 schools in Nolan and nearby counties will be represented in a Santa Claus parade here Friday afternoon, December 2.
SNYDER —This city will be host to the 19th district American Legion convention December i and 4.
COLORADO.—The first of a seriea of educational meetings on the 1933 farm program for Mitchell county fanners will be held at Dom school Monday night, November 28. Similar meetings will be held in various communities each evening throngn December 8.
BRECKENRIDGE.—A meeting of the Stephens, Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties Medical society will be held December 8.
BIG SPRING—West Texas stamp collectors will meet here Saturday and Sunday.
POLICE MAKE SCOTCH PARKI NG EASY FOR ABILENE AUTOISTS
Traffic department officers of the Abilene police are taking steps to make life easter for motorists who like to park on other drivers’ time.
The green celluloid dials in
the parking meters are being replaced with white metal
Officers say that with the change a motorist can tell which meters have free parking
at a glance.
As long as a part of the white metal dial us showing there is about 15 minutes time left Installation of the new dials
was completed on Cypres* street between First and Second yesterday. Other meters will be changed in the next few days.