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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas BEFORE KILLING SELF-Assassin Shoots Down Bulgarian Army Commander SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. IO.—(AP) I day by a man believed to be a —Gen. Ivan Peeff, 70-year-old chief i Macedonian. of staff of the Bulgarian army, was ! Major Stoyanoff, an aide accom- der was known. (A Sofia dispatch to Havas, shot and killed In a Sofia street to- j panying the general, was badly I French news agency, said the as- u'niinHrH TWA -M«nn tor the m..r-1 seisin committed suicide limned-( (7:05 a. rn. Abilene time).    I was described by this source as a change Telegraph, British news Police were Investigating tho wounded. No reason ror me mur |    thf atUck,    Thf    slayeri    whosf    namP    former Bulgarian army major, who agencies, said the assassin turned theory that the assassination was The assassin's name was given by en by one source as Vassoff, was two months ago was released from 1 his guns on himself and was taken part of a plot in which others wera police as Stoiu Yossiphoff. The as- said to have fired 15 shots from prison.    to a hospital seriously wounded but    involved, but neither police nor mll- sassination occurred at 3:05 p. rn. two revolvers at General Peeff. He j (Dispatches to Reuters and Ex- conscious.)    i    itary authorities gave details. WEST TEXAS’ OWN NEWSPAPER VOL. LVIII. NO. 132.Abilene Reporter -Betas“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKT ILI! YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COTS,"-Byron Callet I*real tut*) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER IO, 1938—EIGHT PAGES a—aetat— Pe •AA PRICE FIVE CENTSGENERAL RAIN ROUTS DROUTH OVER AREA BLAMES HIS EARS ON TEACHERS DESPITE CUBS' LOSS IN SERIES, JOHNN Y ENGLISH STILL CLINGS TO LIFE CHICAGO. OC . IO—(UP)— Johnny English, 14, who is dying from cancer but whose interest in the Chicago Cubs has been one factor in keeping him alive was reported in "fair" con dition by Mercy hospital authorities today. His nurse said he had been downcast yesterday after the Cubs’ final loss at the hands of the New York Yankees and had splent a restless night. He was stricken by neuroma last April. A month ago physicians said he had only three weeks to live. But he became interested in the Cubs' drive for the National league pennant and continued to live. His physician had said his will to live apparently had been strengthened by their pennant victory and hop>ed that he would live long enough to see them win the series. The physician holds no hope for Johnny's recovery, neuroma, a cancerous disease which follows along the nerve, usually is fatal within a few weeks. IN DOUBLE FEATURE' FIGHT High Court to Hear Movie Chain This young chap, who calls himself Philip Shafer of Roanoke, Va., has big ears. That’s the point. Philip showed up in New York the other day. explaining that his ears stand out because his teachers used to pull them. He was going to have ’em remodeled, he said < that’s the plastic surgeons’ hand pulling the ear), and then campaign everlastingly to make school boards make teachers stop pulling pupil’s ears. Maybe it sounds pretty screwy, but Philip himself is very* serious abo.t it. Russians Brand Lindbergh ‘Liar’ Airmen Claim Data Given Chamberlain Caused Surrender of Czechoslovakia MOSCOW, Oct. IO.—(AP)—Soviet Russia’s leading airmen today solemnly denounced Col. Charles A. Lindbergh in a statement accusing him of spreading lies about Soviet air strength to give Prime Minister Chamberlain of Britain arguments for the surrender of Czechoslovakia. The Soviet statement apparently arose from unverified reports in two London newspa pers that Lindbergh had been critical of the Soviet air force. MENTIONED IN COMMONS (Lindbergh has made no comment on the reports. It was not known immediately whether he had ever returned to England after his visit to Moscow in August. {His visit to Russia figured in a guarded statement during house of commons debate last Thursday. Ellen Wilkinson, laborite, said that ‘Influential people” had told Chancellor Hitler that in no circumstances would Britain fight for Czechoslovakia, and added that “it is a very serious thing that when a very prominent American airman" was being lunched by these people, “they assured him it was impossible for this country to do anything" because Germany’s airforce was “better than the Russian, British and French combined.’’) The Moscow statement was signed oy ll Soviet airmen, including Civil LE BOURGET. France. Oct. IO—(AP)—Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, and Mrs. Lindbergh took off in their plane from Le Bourget airport at 2:25 p. rn. today (8:25 a. in.. Abilene time) and airport officials said they were bound for Berlin. KNIFE IN BACK Aviation Chief Vasily Molokoff. Ten of the group had been designated officially as “heroes of the Soviet union.” Published in the communist party newspaper, Pravda, the statement called Lindbergh a “stupid liar, a lackey and a flatterer of German fascists." It accused Lindbergh of telling guests of Lady Astor in London that Germany’s air fleet was powerful enough to defeat the combined air strength of France, England, the Soviet union and Czechoslovakia His purpose, the statement said, was to provide Chamberlain with arguments for handing over parts of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler. The statement characterized Lindbergh as a “has been” an ong aviators, who recently took advantage of Soviet hospitality toward Americans by barging into Moscow “without an invitatirn.” Baptist Leader Dies BEAUMONT, Oct. IO.-(UP)—Dr. Julian Harrison Pace. 60, president if the executive board of the Baptist I^neral convention of Texas, who died suddenly yesterday, will be juried here tomorrow. L_ — i A long-bladed knife plunged in his broad back. Sam Thomas stood like this for 20 minutes in Los Angeles while he waited for a doctor to remove the blade. A drunk, whom Thomas had refused a dime, stabbed him in the back as he turned to walk away. Doctors said Thomas had an even chance to live. McMurry Exes Meet Tonight Call for a meeting of all McMurry college ex-students for tonight at 7:30 o’clock at the Wooten hotel v.as emphasized this morning by Wiley Caffey, president of Abilene alumni and “exes." The call was issued Saturday. In Caffey’s absence, by Earl Harris. vice president, and came in the wake of the resignation of Dr. Thomas W. Biabham, McMurry president. This will be the first meeting of Abilene ex-s udents since the spring commencement season. It was also pointed out that discussion of a successor to Brabham will be the paramount topic. Ex-students f-om other towrns in this area have been invited to join in the session with the Abilene group, said Caffey. Bench Refuses Mooney Review Action Taken on Approximately 300 Petitions Today WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-(UP)—The supreme court today agreed to hear argument in the appeal of major picture ! distributors from a northern Texas federal district court de-cree prohibiting them from enforcing contractual clauses barring exhibition of their films on “double feature” programs. The action was one of approximately 200 petitions for review upon which the court acted today. MOONEY LOSES LAST PLEA The decree, issued by the district court in an anti-trust action brought by the government, enjoined the distributors from enforcing clauses in their contracts which bar showing of their pictures which previously had been shown as first-run attractions, in theaters, charging less than 25 cents for adult admissions at night. The government contended that the clauses were put in the distributors' contracts at the behest of heads of the Interstate Circuit, Inc., which operates a chain of more than IOO theaters. Karl Hoblitzelle and R J. ODon-nell. heads of the two chains, insisted that the distributors insert the prohibitions in their contracts so that films shown as first-run attractions in the Hoblitzelle or O'Donnell theaters would not in the future be shown in houses charging less than 25 cents or as half of double-feature programs. WASHINGTON. Oct. IO.—(UP)— The supreme court today refused to review California state court decisions denying freedom to Thomas J. Mooney, serving a life sentence ! for conviction on charges of participating in San Francisco's 1916 Preparedness day bombing. The high court's action apparently terminates finally legal action in one of the most I celebrated civil liberties fights of the century. Mooney's petition to the high court was regarded as a last resort in his battle to hive the conviction I reversed. J The notation of the court order list, denying the petition said that I Justices Black and Reed dissented. I Specification of the dissents was | almost unprecedented in the recd* : lection of veterans court observers. I Only avenue now remaining open to Mooney, it was believed, is a further plea to the ex- See HIGH COURT, Pg. 8. Col. 3 In Air 45 Hours- TEXAS PILOTS LAND WITH ENDURANCE RECORD TYLER. Ort. IO -(UP)-Russ Rinefrock and W. B McCullough brought their damaged airplane to earth today after setting an unofficial endurance record for airplanes of less than 1.000 pounds. the covering ripped off the fuselage of their plane. They had been in the air 45 hours and 17 minutes. This was more than eight hours better than the official record for I planes of this class, which Finefrock They landed at 6:07 a rn., when and a companion set last November by remaining In the air 36 hours and 48 minutes. Finefrock hoped that the new record would be accepted as official by the National Aeronautical association. although other pilots have claimed times ranging up to 106 hours. AFTER NLRB ATTACK- AFL Demands Revisions Body Opposes Smith on Board A TAIL-END GOES ROLLING ALONG BLACKIE S hind legs ar# paralyzed—he wa* hit by an auto—but h# g#t# placet just th# sam#. Hi* owner, Ru#i#Il St#v#na, of Danville, 111., adapted a little red cart to put Blackie'^ 'tonneau' on wheels and it didn't take the pup long to learn how to get around with only hie front leg* for motive power. The Weather Texas May Lift Oil Shutdowns AUSTIN, Oct. IO.— (UP)—Col. Ernest 0. Thompson, chairman of the Texas railroad commission, today bluntly notified the oil world that Texas will not give up its oil markets to otheri, by Saturday and Sunday closing. He called for evidence at next Saturday's monthly oil proration hearing on outside oil “usurping” Texas markets and ■•particular',y whether the situation-------- could be corrected by lifting Sat- in December, 1337. Rodessa was urdav and Sunday shutdowns.'’ excepted because Its pool extends ABILENE and vicinity; Mostly cloudy tonight and Tue*da\ TuesdayP<lrtly C'°Udv tonl*hl ‘n'1 Kasi r*x»»:    Mostly    cloudy, scattered showers probable In south portion tonight •rid rucsday.    * Highest temperature yesterday IPS Lowest temperature this morning" Vt TEMPERATURES p m. «:30 a m 12 39 p *•» Drv thermometer    79    ss    ag I Wet thermometer    oi    m    *:i RelaUvs humidity    35    78    it “Just now oil is being imported into Texas from Mexico, South America, Louisiana and Arkansas," Thompson said. “This is ‘shipping coal to Newcastle.’ It is done only because these oils have been made more available than Texas crude. We can correct this situation by making Texas crude oil available in larger quantities. More oil can be produced from Texas oil fields without physical waste." “We need the employment this extra production will bring," Thompson said. "Labor needs the pay that two additional days of production will bring them. Let’s put these men back to work.” Except for July and August, Texas oil fields other than Rodessa have been on a five-day schedu’e since May 14. Prior to that, Sunday closing hat, been in effect since January 22    1938. In East Tpxas there were two Sunday shut downs in November, 1937, and two j this business.’ across the state border. “There is a good demand for oil,’ Thompson said. "All that is worrying anybody is price. Fortunately this commission has never considered price in proration of oil. Price changes to meet competitive conditions. The reason control has been successful in Texas is that we have confin d our efforts solely to the prevention of physical waste. Markets not readily met are driven away from Texas and are hard to recover. Once lost they may never be regained. We must not lose our established and rightful market "The commission has always raised allowable production anywhere and at any time anybody had a customer or a market lf the oil could be produced without causing any excessive drop in reservoir pressure Shall we let the store across the street take our business? It is up to Texas producers to get Committee Lists Nine Proposals to Alter Wagner Act CONVENTION HALL, HOUSTON, Oct. IO.—(UP)— American Federation of Labor delegates today demanded nine sweeping changes in the Wagner act and ordered a showdown with President Roosevelt in the U. S. senate over his reappointment of Donald Wakefield Smith to the National Labor Relations board. The action came after President William Green vigorously assailed the National Labor board's administration of the act, insisted upon changes in its personnel and demanded a “square deal" under the New’ Deal’s major labor agency. REPLY DUE FOR Previously the convention had gone on record unanimously demanding an immediate pardon for Tom Mooi.ey, serving a life term in a California prison in connection with the San Francisco Preparedness day bombing in 1919. Delegates were to give their reply later in the day to President Roosevelt's appeal and the demand from Daniel J. Tobin, head of the teamsters, that labor “make and keep the peace " It was to come on the report o: inc resolutions committee on that part of the report of the executive council dealing with the rebel Committee for Industrial Orgartzation. The committee's report on the NLRB and its administration of the Wagner art was filled with bristling condemnation. It aroused the agency of being “biased" toward the C. I. O. and of seeking to destroy A. F. if L. unions. “Its primary consideration has been directed toward unwar-rented assumption of great powers, reaching out and grasping for more and more jurisdiction, until the rights and privileges of free trade unions have been invaded, usurped and denied," the report stated. The manner and method of administering the act has brought administrative Justice "into disrepute," the committee said. Plane Crash Kills Two Hobbs Men HOBBS. N. M, Oct. IO.—(AV-Marshall Franklin and Andrew Allen fell from a plane to their deaths on a couf course yesterday, their ship crashing apparently because of a downdraft. Both victims were Hobbs businessmen and were about *5 years old. Golfers witnessing the crash said the plane circled the golf course, plunged downward sudden ly throwing Pilot Allen and Fran Un out of their seats. Typo Unionists Entertain Chief Delegates to AFL Convention Here For District Meet Members of the North Texas Typographical conference, composed of members of the International Typographical union, in their semiannual meeting here Sunday, were hosts to the president of I T. U . known throughout the world as a keystone of the American Federation of Labor since its inception, and as one of the world’s strongest labor I organizations. ! Claude M. Baker. I T. U. president. and three of the five I. T. U. delegatee to the American Federation of laor, motored here from the A F h. convention in Houston. to attend the conference. It was held at the Taylor county veterans clubhouse Baker, the principal speaker, followed his appearance there with a radio appearance over krbc. VOICE PEACE DEMAND The conference voiced a demand that action be taken immediately to end labor's war between the AFL and the committee for Industrial organization This sentiment dovetailed with that of President Baker, later expressed in his address, as well as that of N M. DiPietro. Tarrytown, N Y . who also spoke. L. H. Krelgbaum. Wichita Falls, conference president, and E. L. Whitaker, I LAI DE M. uAKlR president of the Abilene Typographical union, presided. Besides Baker, ITU delegates to the AFL convention who were present were DiPietro. E. D. Manning of Minneapolis, Minn. and G L. Mitchell of Indianapolis, Ind., president of I. T. U. local No. I. indianapolis is the ITU headquarters city. Baker's remarks bore largely upon ITU's future poUcy regarding other elements in organized labor. “Confusion has been dissipated, but much bitterness remains and there is little chance of any appreciable degree of unity." said i Baker, referring to the conflict between John L Lewis’ CIO and the AFL. “In the past three or four years I there has been opportunity, such as I never existed before, for the labor movement to grow and achieve. Achievements have been spectacular but they would have been much greater with teamwork," he declared. PREFERS JOINT ACTION "I submit that there is only one national organization of workers in ! the United States. A committee is i not an organization. The name committee denotes an appointive body We of the international Typographical union are still a part of that I national labor movement, and I TVDA \4FTT Oar I f'nl ft Abilene's Fall JI Inch, First Since July 24 Downpour Nearly Inch North Here, Moving to South The season's most serious drouth threat was cracked this morning by a slow-falling rain in a dozen West Texas counties. While the amount of precipitation was too low to bring complete relief. It was of Immediate value and left hope for more as heavy clouds threatened to break wide open. FAR ABOVE NORMAL HERE By 9 o'clock this morning the downpour in Abilene had amounted to .72 inch, the first appreciable rain since July 24 when flood waters threatened Fort Phantom Hill dam. The weatherman forecast more rain. The 1938 rainfall to date la 29.52 inches, far ahead of the 13.74 inches for the same period In 1937. Normal precipitation for the year up to October 16 is 26.71 inches. Prospects for better conditions boomed as the downpour, varying from as prinkle to as much as two inches, spattered over the area. Perhaps the greatest benefit waa to ranchmen who have bf en faced with marketing their limbs and calves at below-par values. With a dry winter in prospect, many live-stockmen were preparing to sell lambs at the low price of 5 and 5 1-2 cents per pound. With plenty of rain now they will be able to hold on until the prices strike a stout medium. WHEAT ACREAGE CUT West Texas farmers who have harvested three-fourths of the country s shortest cotton crop in years are turning their attention to the planting of small grain. Thousands of acres of land has been ready for fall planting since August, but growers have waited for rain. Some have "dusted in” the seed however. and the rain is sufficient to bring that crop up. The wheat acreage this fall, nevertheless, will be lowest in years in compliance with the government program to control over-production Where Taylor county farmers have been planting approximately 50,000 acres, the qualified allowable in 1939 will be only 15,000 acres, according to figures released from the county agent’s office. In complia .ce, farmers will plant i more oats, barley and rye, those ! crops not coming under the farm program. There also will be a : larger row crop acreage. Fine grasses in pastures, withered In recent weeks, will be revived by the precipitation. Seep springs probably wi.l stand water now and , earthen tanks, already well sup- I See RAINFALL, Pg. 8, Col 5 'Haskell Death Charge Filed HASKELL, Oct. IO— (Spit—W. I H. Tysinger, Haskell filling station I operator, was charged with murder in complaints filed Sunday afternoon after John Yancey Sr., 54-year-old well driller, was shot to death near Tysinger’s filling station. Yancey died almost instantly after a bullet from a .38 caliber revolver penetrated his chest, just above the heart. Witnesse told officers only a few words passed between the men before the shooting. Mrs. Yancey told officers Tysinger had threatened to kill Yancey because of his failure to pay Tysinger an $18 debt. The Yanceys lived in a house belonging to Tysinger near his filling atatio-Tysinger’s bond was set at $10,000 after preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Pruce Clift Sunday afternoon. Bond had not be posted this morning. Grand jury investigation of the complaint will be made early next week, Dist. Atty. Ben C '"■lie Chapman said. Funeral for Yancey will be held Tuesday afternoon. The body is being held at Holden's funeral home. Survivors are his widow and two sons, George and John Jr., of Del- ;