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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - November 8, 1940, San Antonio, Texas IN THE NEWS members of the great F unheeded have you noticed how the maltreatment of animals in moving pictures has steadily in- creased until it has become a horror to many theater Doubtless gentle have like many others become almost see your ite westerns for fear that you would to look at unhappy horses tumbled headlong down steep from high else to view with an- ger teams of the helpless mals forced clown slides into deep waters with heavy coaches piling up on them all ly to create for people who like brutal But the thrills are dirty and and brutal people are Women and children and manly men do not enjoy execrate it and they despise the resourceless ors and the cheap companies that depend on brutality for their trashy sensational What is they develop resentment against the industry which permits such abuses and There is no use saying that the industry is not to The industry is to The Industry is always ing to be allowed to censor it- But it does not censor It did not censor itself ly until the churches arose and compelled it to do so. And only by popular sion will it censor itself in other Westerns arc good wholesome pictures in the They arc enjoyed by decent healthy people who like the and believe in and who admire courage and and who Why make westerns repulsive to the very people to whom they ought to Why let stupid unimaginative directors spoil a product which has so much of legitimate lar Why make a wholesome ture unwholesome by cruelty and coarse grained There is no excuse for the There is nothing ing new In forcing horses down a precipice into a stream with a heavy coach piled on top of or in a horse head over heels down a steep hill to land at the bottom bruised and bleeding if not maimed and broken in and having to be shot to put it out of its What kind of intellect you can call it is it that thinks cruelty of this kind is a fit thrill for decent pictures and for decent International News Dispatches Appear Exclusively in The Light VOL. 294. Published by The Com San Texas Heavy Blows Delivered on British Shipping by Ocean Nov. The freighter Empire Dorado NEW British radioed today she was about 300 miles west of and that there were ties Mackay radio picked up this No means of getting All lifeboats Two rafts still Help gently Casualties Latitude 55.7 16.50 Nov. surface warships operating on Brit- ain's vital North Atlantic supply lane from Canada and the United States were reported today by the high command to have a British convoy ing of 8S.OOO tons of The communique did not amplify the but informed quarters said the convoy was made up of from 15 to 20 commercial sels and that all the tonnage de- was The convoy was said to have been heavily guarded by British messages from two British merchant vessels three days ago in- that attack took place about midway between Ireland and They reported one of was Issue Clouded on Forecast With the issue somewhat Weatherman J. H. Jarboe day stopped his with one J. just long enough to toss a warm word to a bedraggled Said twill be a mite warmer Friday night and following Friday's morning low or 52 He predicted a 54- degree reading for Moderate easterly are destined to keep San An- heads in the so to with continued occasional Friday's high reading was to be 58. with a high of 64 set for Thursday's high was 61 de- Who said damp poor Member of the Associated Press if A Constructive Force in the Community NOVEMBER 8, 1940. THIRTY-TWO ln on trains and British To Get Half U.S. Munitions Output Fail to Metaxas Line in Ionian Nov. 8.- art forces were reported today to have been thrown back by Greece's both In the center sector of the mountainous border front and on the northeastern where the Greeks have been in Albania since the start of the war 12 days The center sector is where a large number of Italians were reported trapped some days According to dispatches from the the Ian remnants are being Earlier the high command all attacks on the Greek I to Visit VCM York for Ball JEW Nov. y News says the duke and less of Windsor are expected to n New York sometime between and he royal says the e consented to make personal i left along the main at a charity ball to be of the Metaxas near the n for the British war had been thrown ac y and the allied relief ate for the ball will not be set 1 the now of the cables the idate of his arrival on a visi The Italians had brought the force of forces that is expected to last about twi U. S. Engineer Hele by Japs in Tokyo Nov. matlon received here Irom Tokyo today snld the Tokyo police hac arrested and were holding What kind of directorial brains you can call them are they that can think of nothing else but this put which was ive to begin with because of its and is doubly ive now because of its antiquity and This maltreatment of is not only an offense against the decencies and not only an affront to the sensibilities and a blight upon an otherwise worthy class of but it is a violation of the Why does the law not For several of them naturally enough because the state of California has been negligent or It has enacted a 597 of the penal makes it a misdemeanor to or or or or or mutilate an but it does not appropriate money for the enforcement of this It does in the case of other laws but not in the case of the statute to prevent cruelty to Whether that omission is due to criminal indifference or to political connivance in cial cruelty is not the fact remains that animals must he and infractions of the law de- and the laws enforced not by the state but by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to which is sustained by private This society is organized un- der section of the civil code which permits five or more sons to form a corporation to enforce covering the pre- vention of cruelty to ANIMALS or C tinder are local societies privately which some rffor s the air ministry RADIO The German radio declared was said to have been a following conclusions could of Japan for two years in aeronautical research attack of the German directions of the Japanese was made with striking because from the other ships sunk not even SOS signals were Checks by American radio fin n false feeling of Texas leaders of the convoy had not with dangers from attacks Nov. this part of the Atlantic old age pension checks averaged confidence In the scope the state department of British naval protection thus welfare reported an in- been sorely of 21 cents over the October The broadcast said the success had number of checks sent out in British admiralty increased from in Octo- On November 5, the to checks this British liner radioed total amount paid out this she was being shelled by a was in comparison vessel of the Graf Spec class last month's half way between Ireland and foundland and a little later the British freighter Cornish 4952 and Order sent a similar SAILED FROM Coincide and N. Nov. R. had for Britain from an a member of Wake draft board No. 1, figured German foreign office that this was one for the seemed at Irish Minister Dt Valera's Robert 21, had against of number 2618 and after the sea and air in Ireland had thrown out all inapplicable national numbers his order on 4, Col. was 2618. In 1 ton tli Nov. there was a possibility of a One suspect was patient of Dr. Rebhorn quickly in an have planted the tion today of the bomb deaths is a surgeon for a large the son and daughter of company and often has given public health on compensation The explosion last night said he had known immediate death to William 19-year-old University the of Lackawanna Scranton and his bomb experts New Philadelphia and Both were mangled as one Jersey reached Scranton this them touched the door handle to help in the the family car in front of the Rebhorn and his sister horn started to a store to buy a card for a County Detective Joseph P. explosion was heard a mile er said the bomb apparently had been wired to explode as the It broke windows in many surrounding mobile door was Dr. H. the over the girl's body on contrary to his usual In the middle of the had left the automobile lay the boy's mangled home and walked to the entire left side of the auto- Rafter and other authorities was blown R. A. F. Hits At Krupp Nov. a power bombers a heavy blow at a great German Knipp ways and railway works at Essen during the of bombs started fires which were still visible half an hour and inflicted the bombers had started The nir Ministry also reported news service day a concentrated attack powerful ground on the German submarine base concentrations of searchlights attempts by Other tni of the R. A. F. the news ers were ns oil tanks at the British raiding blast furnaces at returne without and docks on nf th British the also bombed nir fields at of shipping in md firing airdromes In Germany at nnd dropping the battle to crack the line near the coast in a drive toward GREEKS HOLD. Artillery blasted along the entire i front with troop fighting on a ly heavy it was Greek i field artillery and were active In the protection of the coastal route to Neutral military experts said the Greek positions now are as good as or better than they were on the first day of the Italian They said the Greek advance into Albania on the Macedonian front more than offset their withdrawal 100 miles to the southwest in the according to these ob- the Greeks apparently are operating in accordance with laid plans and with no break in their communications or supply The coastal thrust toward nina was the greatest threat to the BRITISH CAUTIOUS The high command said all at- tacks in this where the Greeks previously had edged making slight had been A government spokesman de- situation is thoroughly On their extreme right flank the Greeks were clinging to their tain positions dominating the an base of 10 miles inside Reports from Cairo said the Brit- sh Middle East command was ng valuable air and naval aid to but was moving cautiously of the necessity of keeping ts forces ready to meet a ened Italian drive toward the ITALY FAILURE reserve officers and non- commissioned officers living in received orders to report to their consulates to form the nucleus of a Greek division to be recruited the large Greek colony Italian warplanes continued their attacks on objectives behind the Greek front bombing Corfu and a number of towns in the in- the Turkish radio asserted Italian in Greece might open the way to axis action in Citrus Week for Texas Proclaimed Nov. of importance of the industry to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel day proclaimed Citrus ary 17 to 25, and urged citizens to create a great home market for the Weather Forecast San and Cloudy with occasional rains and slightly warmer Friday Joudy and somewhat easterly Airport day about 58; low Saturday ng about 54; high Saturday about 4; high Thursday 61; low Friday 52. pity High day 60; low Friday morning 51. Temperatures a year ago High 83; low 58. East Texas Cloudy with occasional slightly warmer over the west Friday occasional rains over the nst somewhat warmer over lie east and south portions except he lower Rio Grande colder vet the extreme northwest portion On his return to after the President Roosevelt was greeted by his running Vice Henry This shows them en route to the plaza whore the president S. A. To Get CAA Control Center Possibilities that San Antonio may become a transcontinental line as possibly even a port of entry for lines to Mexico and South America was seen Friday by Mayor Maury Maverick in the an- that a traffic control center is to be established here by the Civil Aeronautics The nearest traffic control ter of the CAA at present is at Fort where Capt. H. D. supervisor of traffic con- trol for the Tenth Region is The announcement of the new center to be placed here was made through Captain Copeland by the John city airport expressed a view that growth of the control center here might bring about the transfer of Copeland and his regional quarters to San The announcement was heralded by William chairman of the city aviation and the the latter terming it most important thing that had happened to San Antonio in the last 20 Information that this city is to be designated an airway traffic con- trol center was borne out in the November issue of the CAA which indicated a crew of 25 to 50 CAA employes will be stationed at the Stinson municipal airport to ex- traffic control over all ways in South and Southwest The area to be governed by the San Antonio traffic control center will extend from Houston to Waco to El Paso arid along the Rio Grande to It was announced the city will the present air mail hangar at Stinson Held for use by the CAA making available to them some 1500 to 1800 feet of floor 24-HOUR The control center is to maintain 24-hour service and constant con- tact with every airplane flying out- side the restricted government areas in South and Southwest All such planes will be required to maintain tion with the control which will be empowered to order course and other changes on the part of the Cape said the CAA already has begun work on setting up of the communications system He said the center would be ready to begin operations by January or At he pointed the areas to be covered by the new ter have been subject to only a by the City officials the proposed new municipal airport will contain space In its administration building to accommodate the CAA control Cape said the been ing for a long time to obtain the places San Antonio In a class with New Chicago and all the large air centers in the Cape and pointed out it would enable the city to obtain many additional airline some of which are now being sought by the chamber of They also slated that San An- tonio now may be made a stop on one or more transcontinental an impossibility without the control Somebody Else Had Part of Ours Nov. American wallets bulged out with an average of per person in coin and currency on October 31, the treasury calculated This was more than a month and was the highest per capita In except for a few days during the 1933 banking Moderate to fresh winds on northeast the to on field German pups taking the on Page 2, 1) I service the R. A. news West Texas Mostly cloudy with rain Friday night and Saturday and witb litlle change in S. Bureau Data on Page 2.) Nov. to amend the Johnson and neutrality acts to permit individual as well as government agencies to make loans and credits o foreign for the purchase of agricultural commodities was in- in the senate today by Senator King The neutrality act prevents eral and individual loans to erent The act sponsored by Senator Johnson also prevents the government from ing loans to nations in default of World war debt Several weeks ago King a which would those acts to authorize this country to loans to Great and tlir fame limp Acquire British 5 ASH RIO DE Nov. An airliner with 15 persons aboard collided today with a military plane and both fell into Botafogo bay off Rio de 2 Officers Jump as Planes Collide CAMP Nov. to parachutes when their pursuit planes locked wings In two army tors escaped death The men who floated safely to earth were First Lieut. Melvin F. McNickel and Second Lieut. George W. Both are attached to the Thirty-ninth Pursuit Selfridge Mich. The planes fell into a woods west of nearby Opinion Asked on Vote Machine Buy District John Shook was asked by the court Friday for an opinion on whether or not the county has to readvertise for bids on the chase of voting A bond issue approving the chase of the machines was passed in the general election The machines which have been used by the county in the past are owned by the Automatic Voting Machine company of New S. A. Man Injured in Gravel Cave-In In serious condition at Robert B. Green hospital Friday with crushed right thigh and leg and possible internal Injuries was Sam 48, 101 Comita in- jured in a gravel pit Fellow workers extricated son late Thursday after the dent at the Mission gravel four miles south of ity on way 66. Roosevelt Off On Vote Guess Nov. Wl President Roosevelt disclosed today he had again been way off in his guess on the election's He told his press conference he had forecast 340 electoral votes for The way the returns stood he had won 449 and Wendell 82. The 340 forecast was exactly the same he had made on August 2 be- fore the 1936 That year he won 523 electoral votes to Alf M. 8. He said lie had not made a fore- cast on tho of In the for naval but added he never was worried and nir that as some other On the basis of his 340-vote fore- Roosevelt laughed and asserted ho had lost several pool wagers at Hyde Park on how various sections of the country would Asked what states had surprised the president replied about 110 votes He did not identify the Told by a reporter that American countries had interpreted his re-election as strengthening the good neighbor he replied that nice he was ably In response to Roosevelt said he had not heard from Hitler or Mussolini on thn Warplanes io Priority Yet Be Nov. The priorities board announced day the British purchasing com- mission would be permitted to orders with the American aviation Industry for an additional 12.000 The action was announced ly after President Roosevelt told his press conference he had a rule of thumb policy whereby Britain and Canada would be supplied 50 per cent of ican defense items now coming oft factory including large ers and other things both here and The the board will be built in existing plants and in other facilities now Great Britain already has orders in effect in this country for 000 President Roosevelt said in his Boston campaign address last At the same he announced Britain had asked mission to order He said then that he had asked the defense priorities board to give to the AVOID The board said today it was In- under plans now being de- to gear construction of tho British planes to American duction tn such a way as to pre- vent interference with American defense question of delivery ties is being the board said in a formal will be fixed at appropriate times as production There was no when the ships might be ready for de- At his first press conference sines he was elected to a third Roosevelt also reported American and Mexican army officers have carried on conversations regarding joint defense similar to those with other Latin-American The chief executive said in regard to defense items needed by both the United States and Great this country was selling to Britain about 45 per cent of our new production and ing about 55 per cent SOME Making plain there would be some exceptions to his rule of thumb the president generally Britain would get half needed munitions and other ments and this would apply to large bombing planes now coming off the For a he the United States might need more than 50 per cent of some items and less in The president said the about division of important defense items with Britain and Canada came up about three or four weeks He said he laid down his Tula of thumb policy but sized there would be Explaining what the defense com- priorities board was doing at this Roosevelt said it was not considering orders on completed articles such as an but only taking up for com- ponent parts of articles of there might be FACILITIES He said the board was looking into manufacturing labor and the assembly phase and also figuring on possible shortages of raw The steel situation considered he and the con- was reached that there would be no ingot shortage this because sufficient ore was on He there might bs a shortage of manufacturing ties for some steel processing after the ingots had been melted In other the president said the priorities board was checking on all primal In response to he the industrial facilities at Buffalo were coming along and that experiments with establishing u steel industry on the West coast also were going TURKEYS Theft of from ft WIN son county reported to Snn Antonio
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