Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas
RETIRING—To private business after more than 14 years as secretary-manager of the Abilene chamber ol commerce. T. N. Carswell (left) was hcnoied at the Lions club luncheon Thuisday He was presented a golf watch as a tribute from fellow citizens. Tom K E.p’en (right) making the presentation.
CRUSADING—For a greater sale of Christmas seals this year, these workers met Monday for luncheon at the HiUon hotel. They art Miss Lena Wilson (standing), secretary of the Taylor county Tuberculosis association; (seated left to righi) Dr Erie D. Sellers, association physician: Pansy Nichols, Austin, secretary of the state association, and Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, president of the Taylor countv association since its organization.
IT’S MATTRESS DAY—Monday. This happy youngster (a thirtv-pounder stripped) has spent most of his 18 months in be^ (don t all babies?), and by the time he is 70 he will still be ave^agh g one-third of his life in bed. It's a lot of good sleeping re'll do too, if all his beds are as comfortable as the mattress he was bouncing on here. He's young John Russell May hew, younger son ot Coach Dewey Mayhew of the Abilene Eagles and Mrs. Mayhew, Hf posed, by request, for this picture—to remind Abilemans that Monday is mattress day in the Salesmen's crusade.
MORE CRUSADING—Not for -ales hut for old clothes. This committee got together last week to plan Used Clothes Week for Sep‘ember 11-17, a program slated by Abilene Boosters to assist United Welfare association in caring for needy persons. Pictured, left to right Mrs. Benno Schmidt, welfare secretary; Dub Wooten and Newell Thompson, publicity chairmen for the drive, and F, G. Wood, Boosters club sea Wary.
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CHICKEN DINNER DAY—And it's fingers for real enjoyment of a crispy brown drumstick. This is Gladys Allison dining at Doyle's and proving that fingers, not forks, will be used in observing Chicken Dinner Day—TODAY —in the Abilene Salesmen s Crusade. (Reporter-News Staff Photos).
NEWSPAPERW\)t Sublime Sporter “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I Ll I YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Bvron
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1938 THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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PRICE FIVE CENT!
Last Rites For T. P. Davidson This Afternoon
Leading Member Of Bar Succumbs After Hemorrhage
Funeral of T P. Davidson, an outstanding member of the Abilene
bar 33 years, will be held today, beginning at 5 p. rn. at the Klker-Knight chapel Mr. Davidson died about ll o'clock yesterday morning. He had suffered a brain hemorrhage about five hours earlier. Death came at Hendrick Memorial hospital, where he was taken a few hours before he died.
Officiating for the funeral will he Mrs. Helen F Patterson, Christian Science reader. Burial will be
SPANNING CONTINENT IN IO HOURS AND 7 MINUTES
Wins Bendix Race. Sets Fliaht Marl
MORE SALES CRUSADE SPECIALS AHEAD—
HASH DOESN T COME 'TIL MON DAY-IT S CHICKEN DINNER DAY
AVIATRIX IN BENDIX RACE PLANE
The Abilene Salesmen’s Crusade moves ahead.
Today is Chicken Dinner day, “Dine out—on chicken” is the slogan of cafes and coffee shops. Monday is. Mattress Day. first
Abilene manufacturers — large and small—are due for recognition shortly. Early this week there will be a meeting of the heads of all these concerns, probably a breakfast. Crusade Manager J. E. Mc-
of the special observances planned , Kinzie has asked that representa-
by furniture men. rives of the manufacturing con-
Other special days are ahead, cems contact him, suggesting the
announcements to follow as the date
dates approach. The plan la lo designate an
Abilene Manufactured Goods day.
Monday, the Salesmen's Crusade will be one week old here. Last week's observances included Holsery | day, Cracker day, Dental Needs day, two Coffee Days, Tie day. Manager McKinzie yesterday started a “census'' of sales made on those special days; he plans to have that ready for announcement
Meanwhile the business houses flying the “Sales Mean Jobs” pennants continue to increase in number.
Yesterday, Atkinson Drug, Martin Drug, Shipman Motor company, Franklin Motor company, and O. B Chambers grocery and market were added to the list of cooperating firms.
WITH HUNT AT STANDSTILL—
T. P. DAVIDSON
in the family lot in the Masonic cemetery.
Thomas Pope Davidson was born in Gonzales. He would have been 57 years of age September 26. He was a member of a family long distinguished among lawyers of Texas. His father, the late W. L.
Davidson, was a member of the state court of criminal appeals 30 years and lawyers of the state point to the opinions he placed in the records as among the most brilliant in the history of Texas jurisprudence. T. P. Davidson and his brothers followed in their father's footsteps.
The Abilene man enjoyed great respect of fellow members of the , bar and the citizenship of his home Turned.
city for his high personal and pro- j Marshall Walker, a filling sta-fesslonal standards and his legal 1 j * . .
.birny, He never .ought publTc, *il>n ■,,pndant *orttln* *»« «>e otlire. A brother, W. H. Davidson
New Styles Are On Parade Today In Reporter-News Fall Fashion Edition
September—autumn—smart new clothes! All have arrived.
Abilene continues to build its prestige as fashion "enter of West Texas. Tills season the outstanding fashion collections in the city's history have been assembled In department stores and shops-modes gathered from the smart markets of the nation, clothing that represents the latest in style news.
Today formally marks the beginning of Abilene's Fall Fashion season. Merchants have taken note of the evert bv arranging in their display windows veritable style shows of what the well-dressed man and woman will be wearing in a few weeks West Texans have been invited to join Abilenians in viewing the autumn 1938 fashions.
The Abilene Reporter-News takes note of the seasons opening by presenting for its readers—today—the annual fall fashion edition. Throughout its pages are to be found advertisement? from leading merchants, announcing authentic fashions for fall. Section two features a resume of style Influences and trends for me new season, based on clothing now- being shown in Abilene; pictures of 19 Abilenians modeling 1938 fall fashions from Abilene s own stores
6 Killed As Bus And Car Crash
BELMONT. N. C.. Sept. 3—(ZP)— An Asheville-Charlotte passenger bus collided with an automobile on the Gastonia-Charlotte highway late tonight and the bus plunged down an embankment and over-
of Beaumont, who has served IO years on the district court bench there, was one of the two candidates who won places in the state Democratic run-off primary of Aug. 27 as candidate for associate justice of the supreme court of Texas.
Davidson came to Abilene in the fall of 1906. He had attended
See DAVIDSON, Pf. 1«, Col. 7
working near scene of the wreck, said six occupants or the automobile were reported killed, but that he did not think any of the bus passengers were among the fatalness
Some of the passengers in the bus were hurt, he said.
Two injured were rushed to a Charlotte hospital, and two W’ere taken to a Gastonia hospital.
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Midland Rodeo Plays To 4,000
MIDLAND. Sept. 3.—A near capacity crowd of 4.000 howling spectators greated the opening per-! formance of the Midland rodeo here tonight. Fast times In all rop-1 ing events, thrilling rides in steer I : riding and bronc 'busting' featured I the program. The day’s program I opened with a parade in which 250 ' mounted horses participated.
Juan Salinas of Encinal posted ' fastest time in the calf roping con- I test. getting his calf In 17 seconds Riley Branch, Big Lake, was second with 19.2 seconds. and H E. Espy, Port Davis, was third with 20 seconds. All times are subject to assaults by 16 more contestans Sunday morning.
One of the day’s features was the oil mans calf roping event, won by Sam Goodberry, Odessa, in 28.5 seconds. Jess Hildreth, Wink. was second with 29 seconds and J D. Bonner, Crane, was third with a time of 78 seconds.
Jewell Duncan. Toy ah, won the girls* calf roping in 24 5 seconds Helen Gray. Andrew’, was second with a time of 28 5 and Sidney Yoakley, Canadian, was third in 36 4 seconds.
In senior boys calf roping and belling Buster Cole. Midland, w’as first in 13.4 seconds. Giles Lee. Lovington, and Jack Kenney, Del Rio, took second and third honors, respectively. Billy Wyche Jr. Midland, took off top honors in Junior boys calf roping, belling his calf In 19 seconds. Mack Cook. Midland. was second, and Roy Stoker. Breckenridge, w’as third.
Steer riding, saddle bronce riding and bareback riding events were not completed tonight.
Next scheduled performance wllll be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with another ot follow at 8 that night. |
Guards, G-Men Halt Activities
'Lines Clear' For New Contact Says Victim's Husband
YUBA CITY. Calif., Sept. 3 — (AP) — William R. Meeks tonight issued an “appeal to kidnapers” of his 55-year-old wife saying he feared to contact them because of publicity and asking them to arrange a new means of contact.
The statement, designated for newspaper publication, said;
“Appeal to kidnapers—afraid to roatact due to publicity. Arrange new contact. Lines clear. Awaiting. “(Signed) W. R MEEKS.”
Meeks did not amplify on the statement but the "lines clear phrase was taken generally to mean that he was ready for a meeting.
Several hours previously the official hunt for the missing woman was brought to a standstill and shortly thereafter Meek said law-enforcement agencies had retired from the picture to permit him to contact the abductors and try to meet their demands, which he said was for 15,000 by midnight tonight.
The abrupt withdrawal of justice department agents and 120 national guardsmen from the case late last night was followed later by a statement from Meeks, a well-to-do orchardist, that he had requested their retirement In order to have a free opportunity to negotiate.
A conference at the Meeks home among Sheriff Bert Ullery, district Attorney Loyd E. Hewitt and
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-outlay aou .annua >. t.rotIc ,o moderate south and snuthrnst windy on (hr roast.
VI EST TEXAS: Tartly cloudy in cloudy, local .bowers In north portion Sunday and Monday.
NEW MEXICO! Tartly rimed) trout lr, icattrrfd shown, and warmer Sunday ; Monday partly cloudy
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* rear ago. 90 and 7A.
Sunset yesterday, 7:01; sunrise Imlay.
• :!«: sunset today. 7:00.
Rainfall for 24 hours ending at 9 p ’
42d Court To Open Monday
A. W. Hale Death Will Be Probed By Grand Jury
Fall term of 42d district court will open Monday with empanelling of a grand jury by Judge Milburn S. Long.
County Attorney Esco Walter .said last night the grand Jury would investigate the A. W. Hale death In which five persons are charged, seven for driving drunk. IO for burglary, four for swindling, five or six for wife and child desertion, and one for disposing of mortgaged property.
Civil docket for the term will be called by Judge Long at IO o'clock Tuesday morning. A long civil docket awaits the court. The term will last eight weeks.
Due to come to trial during the te: in is R L. Montgomery, charged with murder in the death of E. E Tucker. Montgomery Is also charged as an habitual criminal
Miss Cochran Takes $12,500 In Race Prizes
Tomato Juice Only Food On Perilous Flight
CLEVELAND, 8ept. 3 —
(AP) — Red-haired Jacqueline Cochran not only won the eighth Bendix trophy derby today to triumph over ten experienced male pilots, but set a new transcontinental air record for women, the National Aeronautic association announced.
FIGHTS STORM Flying from Burbank, Calif., to Bendix, N. J., in IO hours, seven minutes and IO seconds, Miss Cochran clipped nearly three and a half hours from the former record set by Laura Ingals Sept. 12,
Miss Cochran, 27, wife of financier Floyd B. Odium and an orphan who started to work at ll, shoved her silvery plane across the country at 246 miles an hour to take down $12,500 In prize money in the Bendix race.
She fought thunder storms and iring renditions as she sped at a height of 16.000 to 22,000 feet from Burbank, Cal., to Cleveland, paused to greet her husband and hear the rheers of thousands at the national air races, and sped on over Bendix, N. J.
It was a triumph the slight young woman had earned, other pilots agreed. She had finished third in last year s Bendix and in the 1935 race she had been forced down at ,
She flew alone, with tomato Juice < her only nourishment on the IO- | hour. 2.446-mile grind in a 1.200-horsepower Seversky plane equipped with twin Wasp motors.
Her plane carried the raring number “13.”
She whiped the closest of her rivals, Frank Fuller, into Cleveland
by 23 minutes to win $11,500. i ucm ntunuuu. « irauu, iu»n ^ **w*ww*t' ui i-/v 11 » v. i oats ■’.ciicvt ac
Miss Cochran, wife of financier night by converging flood torrents in Bear creek: canyon and Mount Vt Floyd Odium, reached the airport j non canyon
Jacqueline Cochran, who set, a new’ transcontinental air record for women yesterday in winning the Bendix trophy race. is pictured here with Capri Alexander de Seversky
as the latter turned over to her the plane she used in the race. Seversky established a new east-west record in flying the ship to Burbank, Calif.
5 Left Dead By Colorado Flood;
Two Resort Towns Virtually Swept
Away By Mountain Canyon Torrents
DENVER Sept. 3.—JP>—Floods raging down mountain canyons on 200-mile front of the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains killed i least five persons, left three missing, virtually destroyed two resort towi and caused vast damage that armies of workers started to repair toda Officials reported several missing and expressed fear some may hai perished.
Four victims of Colorado’s widest spread deluge In decades drown*
Morrison, a resort town 15 miles southwest ct Denver smashed la
here with an elapsed time of eight hours, ten minutes and three seconds—16 minutes slower than the Bendix record posted last year by Fuller, the San Francisco millionaire sportsman.
She averaged 249 774 miles an hour for the distance compared with the 238604 posted today by Fuller, whose second place was good for $5,000.
Then Miss Cochran continued on to Bendix to pick up another $1,000 for the fastest time between Burbank and Bendix.
Min Cochran received $9,000
See BENDIX. Pg. ll. Col. 7
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The fifth victim died in the plunge of an automobi’e into a 20-fo
hole cut by surging Hood waters
in an oil-surfaced trunk highway.
In Eldorado Springs, resort town of 200 population northwest of Denver between 15 and 20 houses were swept away and a dance hall was wrecked by flood waters of South Boulder creek. Damage was estimated at nearly half a million
dollar . , , . I ou»«IWP ut •ii,uuu iii mums iui tu
The flood front extended a:ong ^ruction of a municipal water sy the eastern ridges of the Rocky ^ mass meeting for discussii
mountains from Pueblo northward oi the issue will be heid septemt to Fort Collins. A bridge that with- g
See FLOODS. Pg. 14. Col. 8
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
ASPERMONT—Aspermont cl zens will vote September 16 on I suance of $24,000 in bonds for co
School News On Tuesday
BAIRD—First Callahan court fair will be held September 24, u
der sponsorship of the Callahi county luncheon club.
LAMESA.—Dawson county fi will be held October 13 to 15.
Beginning Tuesday morning. Sept all superiniendent, principals, coun- PECOS —Voters of Pecos will d
12 and on each Tuesday morning ty superintendents and other lead- cide at the polls September 17 <
thereafter through the school ses- els in each school district, is solicit- three proposed bond issues—sew
Among civil suits on the docket sion, the Reporter-News will pres- ed. extension, municipal auditorium ai
is opp brought by Lillian Hayes Pnt a weekly page of West Texas The Reporter-News wants to make street improvements.
Jones against Mr. and Mrs. Morgan school news. j this page reflect all of the various MUNDAY.— A community-wi
Jones, asking $75,000 for alienation This new weekly feature will be phases of activity in the schools. It;rauy for the Munday Mogul foe of affections. Another Is a $10,000 devoted to the news from schools of is especially Hoped that it will not i ball team will be held on the foe
damage suit against an Abilene ' this section of the state, outside of neglect any singe part of school life ball field September ll.
tourist camp and hotel. Abilene. The Reporter-News' weekly in favor of another. j 4rv~ n . _ .
Grand jury, after organization : page of city school news will be car- Officials and pupils in each school £ ;,T h 0 ?rJL° ,
Monday, may begin work lmmedi- ried each Saturday afternoon, be- are invited to send \news for this t~imaup " eptemi
ately, but It is considered likely ginning Sept. IO. page. It should be bailed by Sat- '
that it will recess for a Labor Day1 To make the Tuesday morning urday of each week. School people ROBY.— Fifth annual Fisl
I holiday. school page representative of the also are reminded that they may get county jack and stallion show t
Fall term of I04th district court entire region and or maximum bene- in touch W'lth Reporter-News cor- be held September 9.
the pupil® respondents in each town and ar-j SWEETWATER.—Annual Mil
scnool sys- range to m I school news through west exposition wall be held
ar Anson also will open Monday, fit to all concerned with Judge \y, R. Chapman pre- their communities, the
item and newspaper-^coo^eration of, them J tqAjwUi.