Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas on August 11, 1936 · 8
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Tuesday, August 11, 1936
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ort Worth Star -Telegram A FORT WORTH OWNED NEWSPAPER SECOND SECTION FORT WORTH TEXAS Where the West Beams ‘TUESDAY AUGUST 11 1936 I Two Persons Are Injured and Two Buildings Razed at Cass Near Texarkana TEXARKANA Texas Aug 10 UP) A twister struck Cass small community 20 miles south of here to-ay slightly injuring two persons demolishing two buildings and damaging 10 more at an estimated $5000 property loss Communication was disrupted Mrs Homer Patillo suffered a scalp wound when her house was demolished W L Ward suffered injuries to his side and arm when a store collapsed The disturbance blew in suddenly tearing up trees in a wide path as it sped to the northwest No rain followed the twister Wind Damages Area In Eastern Texas GLADEWATER Aug 10 UP)— Derricks toppled and buildings under construction were damaged late today in a storm which brought strong winds and drenching rains to this section Gladew ater was lightless for half aD hour after the storm whipped the business and residential sections Derricks in the oil section wobbled and the area was evacuated Farmer Is Killed by Bolt of Lightning STANTON Aug 10— Frank Eugene Atchison 48 farmer living three miles west of Stanton was killed by a bolt of lightning at 3 o'clock today President Plans Flood Area Tour WASHINGTON Aug 10 OP) — After a flood control conference with his aids today President Roosevelt announced plans for a tour of the flood damaged sections of Pennsylvania and Southern New York starting Thursday and an address on foreign affairs at Chautauqua N Y Friday night Arrangements for the tour which will include a visit to the Great Lakes Exposition at Cleveland provide for the President to leave the capital Thursday His speech at Chautauqua may be broadcast Returning to the White House after a month’s absence Roosevelt plunged immediately into discussion of government measures to prevenf floods such as those that damaged Eastern States last March He conferred also with Secretary Swanson and Admiral William H 'j Standlev regarding the possibility of re-establishing a naval squadron in European waters and shifting vessels protecting Americans in Spain The President browned by sun and sea winds on a vacation cruise arrived in Washington today from Hyde Park Smoke Pall Causes Collision 11 Hurt SUPERIOR Wis Aug 10 UP)— Eleven persons were injured five of them possibly critically when two automobiles collided head-on late today in a smoke pall shroud-inS the Zennett Wis forest fire area 25 miles south of Superior ' Capt Reuben Le Claire commander of the U S Coast Guard station at Duluth was taken to St Francis Hospital A driver’s license m the second automobile bore the rame Chester Koback Stevens Point Wis The occupants of the second car believed critically injured The St Francis Hospital staff said d could not immediately identify 5ny of them Others of the Le Claire family injured were Mrs Le Claire Reuben Jr 14 Ramona 6 Annette 10 ®nd Phillip 8 The family was returning from Racine Wis where it had been vacationing CO-OPERATION PLEDGED BY GEORGE B TERRELL ALTO Aug 10 — George B Terrell of Alto in the runoff campaign against J E McDonald for Commissioner of Agriculture issued a statement today saying if he is elected ne will co-operate with the Secretly of Agriculture agricultural col-fTa6S anc arm organizations as he did when he was commissioner Terrell said he will be glad to co-Jate with federal authorities and tner agencies in the adoption of any legal plan to place farming on a sound and profitable basis MOTHER SENTENCED LOS ANGELES Aug 10 — Mrs mile Berman 30 who was con-icted of whipping her son Leon U’ so severely his back was covered with welts was sentenced to-°ay to 90 days in iail She testified ne boy refused to come to - the °use when she called him How Cowboy How to persuade a cowboy that the water’s fine Bob Ca-len trick and fancy roper in “The Last Frontier” strolls along the water edge at Mea-dowbrook Country Club (see photo above) Three mermaids beckon (see same photo) He Weatherman Finds a Bright Side to Heat Wave People Don’t Ask Lot of Questions As Pollyanna used to put it and Weatherman Paul Cook is carrying on where Pollyanna left off there’s some good in everything Take the hot weather for example You’d think now when it gets so hot a 27-year-old heat record is broken that Cook the weatherman would be all in a dither about it But he isn’t The telephone rings every five seconds in his office on the fifth floor of the United States Courthouse Every inhabitant of Fort Worth and its outlying suburbs wants to know how hot it is Every 15 minutes the weatherman has to climb to the roof scale a tower and take a thermometer reading Two or three times during a day like yesterday (the hottest day since Aug 18 1909) he satisfied his own curiosity by taking a thermometer downstairs and laying it out in the sun on the sidewalk It was 129 degrees on the sidewalk and he had to confide that information in most of the folks who called to know how hot it was Some pretty funny noises came through the telephone when he said it was 129 degrees on the sidewalk Once Cook thought his eardrum had been cracked But on the whole the weatherman still found something to be thankful for and during : the lull Learned the Water Is Fine goes his way with glass in hand (see center photo) The mermaids hatch a plot (see same photo) Bob Calen tumbles (see bottom photo) The mermaids chuckle (see same photo) This little hot w'eather idyl was caught by the photographer yes- that came with the brief thundershower he found time to explain what it was “I didn’t have more than a dozen people ask me if it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk” he explained “That’s the nice thing about hot weather as compared with cold weather “When they ask me how hot it is” he went on “I say 109 degrees or 1098 and they usually say ‘Thank Forest Fires Burn Unabated By Associated Press Devastating forest fires crackled through timberlands of seven States and parts of Canada tonight defying efforts of thousands of trained and volunteer fire fighters in many sections to bring them under control A heavy log checked a serious grass and brush fire near' San Jose Cal and in Wyoming 2000 weary foresters reported they had halted the advance of a fire that raced across 5000 acres of jack pine forest to menace the town of Moskee But in Northern Minnesota where the flames wrought the greatest damage in 25 years residents of two small communities were warned to be ready to flee their homes as the flames advanced steadily against the efforts of 1500 men Prospects of cool weather brought — Star-Telegram Photos terday as the thermometer stood at 109 degrees The mermaids? Left to right they’re Misses Barbara Mailman of the Casa Manana cast Ruby Mae Wilkinson 4801 Camp Bowie Boulevard and Mildred Acers 3958 Mount Vernon Avenue you' or ‘Good gad!’ and hang up the receiver “Now if it were cold weather — ugh They wouldn’t stop with asking how cold it is They’d have to ask me what to do with the geraniums how to keep the cat from taking pneumonia or what to do about hog killing “That’s what I’m thankful for I’m thankful it’s hot Pass me that ice water will you?” some hope to weary foresters but 3500 CCC and WPA workers were mobilized ready to join the flame fight on a moment’s notice Red Cross aid was rushed to stricken residents of the harassed region Six hundred men battled a flame which spread from a peat bog to engulf 1500 acres of second grade timber along the Canadian boundary of Idaho Wisconsin officials estimated 150 separate fires were burning in that State Fear was expressed for the safety of 20 passengers aboard the motor boat "Faith” which left Portage Mich Saturday night In Canada Southwestern Alberta was the scene of scores of 'timber and range land fires at least six of them whipped to "major” proportions by Strong winds tOTE PROBE Parker Invites Information From Public as Many Clews Prove Worthless Although his office has been flooded with hundreds of clews mostly worthies ones District Attorney Parker yesterday invited information from the public as an aid in investigating the Democratic primary election The investigation involves a charge of tampering with official returns Each “tip” that comes from the outside must be tracked down because a few of them are good Parker said adding “We are going to the bottom of it” The county grand jury yesterday had heard all but one or two of the election judges subpoenaed and the others were reported to be out of the city and will be heard upon their return Fidge Covey and Jimmie Johnston were charged last week with altering returns of the election in two precincts in the race for sheriff Examining trials for the two suspects will be held at 9 a m today in Justice of the Peace Beaty’s court A B Carter newly appointed sheriff who worked on the case as a deputy last week may be the only witness offered by the State at the trials Last Rites Today For Gernsbacher The funeral of Henry Gernsbacher 78 Texas merchant for over 50 years and founder of the reformed Jewish Congregation of Fort Worth will be conducted at 10 a m today by Rabbi Harry Merfeld at Temple Beth-El Red Cross Lodge No 14 of the Knights of Pythias will have charge of services at the grave in Temple Beth-El section of -Greenwood cemetery Mr Gernsbacher died at 9 a m yesterday at his residence 1415 Texas Street from a heart ailment Pallbearers will be Max K Mayer Herman Lederman William Monnig Ellery Graves Lionel Bevan and Max Gilbert Mr Gernsbacher came to Fort Worth in 1900 from Weatherford and formed a retail and wholesale hardware store at Fifth and Throckmorton Streets which bore his name He had not been active in business since 1933 Gabriel’s store which formerly was Gemsbacher’s will remain closed today until 11 a m in respect to the former head of the organization Mr Gernsbacher is survived by six sons Jacob Aaron Laurence Byron Roy and Meyer Gernsbacher all of Fort Worth a brother A H Gernsbacher Philadelphia and nine grandchildren 30 Absentee Votes Cast in Runoff On the opening of absentee voting for the second Democratic primary yesterday 30 votes were cast at the office of Mrs Happy Shelton county clerk An additional 150 other ballots were mailed out to Tarrant County citizens who are away and expect to be absent for the Aug 22 election LIST OF WAf DEAD IS TO BE COMPLIED HERE A thorough research of newspapers and library files will be made by Craig Laine to determine the names of all Fort Worth ex-service men and nurses who lost their lives as a result of the World War he said yesterday Laine recently was named chairman of a committee to prepare information for a memorial plaque which will be placed in the courthouse with the names of local ex-service men who died He was appointed at a meeting of various Fort Worth veterans LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO SAM D B0AZ Sam D Boaz 60 died last night at 9:30 o’clock at his residence 1421 Fifth Avenue after a long illness He is survived by his mother Mrs W J Boaz three brothers C A W P and E O Boaz and two sisters Mrs L B Comer and Mrs C C Gumm all of Fort Worth Mr Boaz was born in Fort Worth and had lived here most of his life He once lived in Houston The body is at Gause-Ware Funeral Home MRS M L WHITEDIES AT HOME IN AUSTIN AUSTIN Aug 10 UP) — Mrs M L White member of a pioneer Central Texas family died at her home here today after a long illness She is survived by a son Lewis N White former University of Texas tennis star a brother Tom Nelson Round Rock banker and a sister Mrs C N Avery of Austin Two Facing Charges of Kidnaping and Robbery Pair Accused of Abducting A B Nichols Driver of Taxicab Kidnaping and robbery with firearms charges were filed here yesterday afternoon against George Harlen 23 alias Charlie Boyd of San Antonio and Larry Richards 20 Corpus Christi accused of the abduction of A B Nichols taxi driver and the theft of his cab early Saturday The charges were filed by Assistant District Attorney Matthews in Justice of the Peace Hughes’ court Richards was identified Sunday as the man who escaped with $80 after holding up a night clerk and bellhop of the Robert E Lee Hotel in San Antonio Aug 4 O A Coward the bellhop made the identification in the city jail The two men are also suspected of a series of other robberies in San Antonio where pictures were sent by the Fort Worth Police Department A woman 25 arrested in a West Weatherford Street hotel where the men told police they had been staying was released yesterday at 1:40 p m by Chief Detective Jackson for lack of evidence It was clippings found in the woman’s suitcase that first linked the men with the San Antonio robberies Nichols 21 driver for the Bert & Steve Cab Company identified the men as the abductors who robbed him of his cab after leaving him tied with rags near Saginaw The pair were arrested while sitting in the Blackstone Hotel lobby armed with revolvers after a squad of patrolmen began a search when they learned a cab abandoned on East Fifth Street was stolen and the driver was missing T&PT CITY OFFICES Within 30 days the Texas and Pacific Railway will move its city ticket and freight offices to the new Leonard Building at the southwest corner of Seventh and Houston Streets it was learned yesterday The building which fronts Houston Street for a half block was completed last September at a cost of approximately $30000 The structure replaced two old three-story buildings W G Clarkson was architect and Thomas S Byrne contractor One story in height the building is of modern design with a marble front and aluminum trimming The present T & P ticket office is at Njnth and Commerce Streets in a block where other railroads are located Action of the T & P marks the first railroad to break away from this district Arkansas Thanks Show Welcomer Appreciation for the hospitality extended the Arkansas delegation on its recent visit to the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial was expressed in a letter received yesterday by Barney Oldfield official host of the show The communication came from John A England of Fort Smith Ark who represented Governor Fu-trall The letter reads: Dear Mr Oldfield: I want to thank you personally for the kindnesses shown me while in tort Worth representing Governor Fu-trall You people really have a great show and did things for us in a big way and we most sincerely appreciate it You will hear from us again through the Governor’s office Again thanking you I am Most sincerely JOHN A ENGLAND NEGRO ARRESTED AFTER YOUNG WOMAN ROBBED A negro 24 was held in city jail last night in connection with the robbery early Friday of Miss Maxine Meisenheimer 18 of 932 East Leuda Street Miss Meisenheimer was knocked down by a husky negro who took her purse containing $5 as she walked from work to her home in the 900 block on East Leuda ’Die suspect arrested by Police Captain George Hale and Patrolman W A Huffman has been identified by the victim as the man who robbed her ADVENTISTS DUE HERE The first international gathering of Seventh Day Adventists ever to be held in the Southwest will open here Oct 21 at the Hotel Texas World leaders of the denomination will attend the seven-day session as will representatives of each of the 11 division conferences The meet ing was secured for Fort Worth by Rev Roy L Benton president of the Southwestern Union Conference George Harlan 23 San Antonio (top) and Larry Richards 20 Corpus Christi who were chargfed yesterday afternoon with the kidnaping and robbery of A B Nichols taxi driver who was trussed up near Saginaw early Saturday and robbed of his cab GET VICE PLAN Councilman Hammond and Assistant City Attorney Floyd tomorrow will have a definite proposal to submit to the City Council as a solution to the vice problem here The plan they believe is a good and workable one they announced after a conference yesterday The officials said they preferred not to make it public until its legal aspects have been investigated further The two will confer again before reporting to the council tomorrow After several hours of discussion Hammond and Floyd met briefly with G T Hubbard former president of the Ninth Ward Civic League and Rev J J Creed pastor of the Weatherford Street Methodist Church representing a group composed of the Panther Boys Club the Texas State Teachers Association the Riverside Diamond Hill and Ninth Ward Civic Leagues and the church Those organizations especially are interested in conditions in an area bounded by Third and Sixth Streets and Calhoun and Jones Streets Segregation in a section not adjacent to desirable residential property has been one of the suggestions most often broached while others favor confinement of vice to small downtown hotels A recent report to the council on vice conditions was referred to Floyd and Police Chief Lewis who were asked to frame a plan for improvement A summary of their investigation and study will be part of the report to be made to the council tomorrow Plea of Broker’s Ex-Wife Dismissed NEW YORK Aug 10 OP)— An ap plication by Mrs Dorothea Livermore Longcope former wife of Jesse Livermore Sr Wall Street operator for additional financial aid from Livermore was dismissed in domestic relations court “without prejudice” today In a prepared statement handed to newspaper men outside of court Livermore announced he had made ample provisions for the support of Mrs Longcope and their two sons Jfesse Jr and Paul A Livermore He declared he felt no response bility for the medical care administered his namesake after he was shot accidentally by his mother in California last Thanksgiving Alfred M Schafer counsel for Mrs Longcope indicated he would take the action to Supreme Court or Surrogates Court PROPOSAL IS Offer in $100000 Easement Tax Question Found Unacceptable by City Council City Council last night heard the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company’s proposal for settlement of the nine-year old $100000 easement tax question found it unacceptable and referred the matter to a committee Decision to let the committee composed of City Manager Fair trace the city legal department and Utilities Engineer Wright reach an agreement with the telephone company came after an hour and a half discussion The motion was made by Councilman Harrell who stipulated that council members who wish shall participate in the negotiations What ever settlement is reached will be taken to the council for action The utility company’s offer was presented by its attorney W E Allen and proposed the payment of a 1 per cent gross receipts tax as a substitute for the easement tax that has been in litigation since 1927 Yield City $22500 Allen said the company's gross revenues for 1935 were approximately $1500000 which on the 14 per cent basis would yield the city $22500 The company would continue to pay an ad valorem tax on its physical properties as it has done in the past Allen continued but would withdraw the free service now rendered the city The free service he said resulted from an ordinance and was in consideration of the utility’s use of city streets and property The free service and reduced charges to the city the attorney estimated amount to $10000 annually The company further asked the privilege of putting the Lake Worth area on an equality with other comparable suburban districts “Even if it should be finally determined by the courts that the telephone company’s use of the streets constitutes an easement and is taxable at all on an ad valorem basis it will be difficult to formulate a basis of valuation that will not give rise to recurring controversies each year” the company’s statement read Offer of the utility was contingent upon abandonment of the easement tax and disposition of the more than $100000 in unpaid taxes Two Point Emphasized These two points were emphasized by Councilman Hammond as he declared that while the company had successfully evaded payment of the easement tax he was unwilling to start on a new basis without some settlement of the back levies Councilman Monnig said he thought the company’s offer inequitable and Councilman Brown while asserting he was committed to the gross receipts tax agreed Councilman Ladd said he was undetermined on the matter Allen argued that the $12500 net the city would receive would eventually offset the back tax payment The discussion brought sharp comment from Harrell who declared all knew before the meeting that they would be unwilling to accept the utility’s offer He termed meetings such as the one at hand “foolish" Allen said the company would make money if it lost the case which has been remanded to Federal Court here for new trial He said his client was in no hurry and was not trying to force a settlement J B Patterson district commercial superintendent of the utility J G Maben district manager and L L Gambill Allen’s partner were present at the meeting BOY ON RUNNING BOARD HURT IN AUTO CRASH GAINESVILLE Aug 10 CP) — Bobbie Earl Nehring Joplin Mo suffered head injuries and a bruised arm today while he was riding on the running board of a car which struck a highway post The boy about 16 was brought to a hospital here He was picked up by a filling station operator who saw Nehring collapse near the highway Nehring said he was picked up by strangers and allowed to ride the running board of their car The car crashed into a post knocking him to the ground The driver failed to stop he said ARRESTS EXPECTED IN BEER PARLOR ROBBERY SAN SABA Aug 10— San Saba and Lampasas County officers expect to make arrests shortly in the robbery early today of a beer parlor between here and Lometa Thieves took $135 in cash and beer and cigarets valued at $65 The screen door of the place was ripped open and an attendant who sleeps on the premises was forced to remain on his cot in a glare of light as the cash and merchandise were scooped up

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