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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas W 8Wfcne "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRlftNDS rm imps vfrp'ryu vrwin i> VOL. LVII, NO. 268 yron PANCAKES SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES OFFENSE TO'FRIENDS OR FOES, WEJKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY CORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1938THIRTYmjR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONsT It's no task at all to sell s pancake-eater a ticket to a pancake supper, and it's doubly easy when the cause Is the Patent-Teacher milk fund for undernourished children. Thai's what Homer Scott, chairman of the Kiwanians' milk fund benefit pancake sup- per, discovered when he ap- proa died Rotary President Presidsnt Roscoe Blankeiishlp. That was ticket No. 1 to the supper, slated February 25, at the Hilton. Scott reports sales, at this advance date, are go- ing good. (Reporter-News staff Jap Reply Kills Navy Curb Pact United States, Britain, France Plan Parley To Scrap Limitation Treaty WASHINGTON, Feb. United States, Great Britain and France will consult shortly on throwing their battleshio limitations overboard as the result of Japan's refusal to disclose her naval bulldine plans, state department officials indicated tonight. ouuaing It was disclosed authoritatively that this government already has designs for super-dread naughts larger than the maxtmums to which fhrpn rtpmnr-rflf which the three democratic pow crs agreed In 1936. MUST CONFER But state department official said under .the naval .tr by the United lions must consult before dctprmln Ing their future naval policies. HANDY CLAUSE .One possibility -would be uss o Ihe "escalation" clause In the treaty or that portion permitting thi consultant nations to extend thei navies in numbers of ships as wel as in size and armament 1C Japan tiid not abide by the treaty re- strictions. No reply to the Japanese refusa to exchange information with the three powers was indicated. How- ever, Secretary Hull expressed re Bret at the Japanese attitude and indicated efforts toward internat- ional naval limitation would not be abandoned. "This government seeks con- he said, "to cooperate In advancing the policy of limitation and reduction of armaments am regrets rvny development which has the effect of encouraging rather than discouraging races in arma- ment and building." ALL HOPE GONE State department officials felt -nevertheless, that the Japanese re- fusal had dosed the door to Imme- diate agreement among all (he big nnvy nations on naval limitations. The Japanese offer today to dis- cuss limitation of the size of whole fleets, rather than Individual ships was regarded In oflicial circles here simply as a. bid for parity with the United Sttaes and Britain. Senator King (D-Utah) proposed that congress authorize President Roosevelt to call a nisarmajiicnl conference Immediately. He said the threatened naval race would Impose tremendous burdens on the taxpayers of many nations. 'Japs Tight Mouthed On Naval Plans TOKYO, Feb. 12. Japan tonight fially refused to tell the United Slates her navnl building plans. At the same time (he Japanese government admitted its soldiers See NAVY, Tf. S, Col. 2 Buffalo Gap twins Die .Within Day Tragedy touched twice in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Edi- son of Buffalo Gap yesterday Saturday morning twins, a 'boy and a girl, were born to the couple about 5 a. m. Due to about two and one-half months premature birth, the boy died two hours later The girl, Gerald Let, was rushed to the Hcndrlck Memorial hospi- tal and placed In a baby Incuba- tor. Doctors tried every known means of science lo keep the liny spark of life afire. Last night Just after nine o'clock the little girl died. Funeral for the boy was held Saturday morning at Ihe home and burial was made in Ihe Buf- falo Gap cemetery. Arrangements were pending last night for the tuncrnT of Ihe girl Iwin, but burtal ,11, be Jtfeen Dead In Waters Menace Rich Sacramento Farming Sector SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. flood waters fcept numerous central California low- land areas Inundated tonight and intensified their threat to "the ag- riculturally rich Sacramento-San Jo.iquin river delta area. The state counted 16 deaths and relief workers reported about Persons temporarily homeless as a result of Ihe record-breafcimj 17- day storm. Anoth-r meteorological disturb- ance was moving In from the Pa- cific but weather forecasters pro- fessed to foresee an end to the prolonged wet spell by the mid- Set FLOOD, Tg-. It, Col. 5 CONCILIATORY GESTURES- Hitler shoves Ease European Strain Solon Talks For Dam Appropriation WASHINGTON, Feb. Lyndon B. Johnson of Austin, told a house appropri- ations subcommittee "adequate flood control measures- on the Colorado river would increase by an average of S62.50 an acre the value of acres of fertile Texas farm lands now subject to overflow. He made the statement in sup- of the budget bureau's request for a item in the 1939 'iscal year's appropriation for the Interior department. The money would be used for continuation of construction of the Marshall Ford dam upstream from Austin on the Colorado river. Diplomats View Turn Of Events With Optimism Sudden Change'In German Attitude Displaces Gloom By The Associated Press LONDON, Feb. of Reichsfuehrer Hitler's fam "Saturday a, dramatic, conciliatory meetmj with Chancellor Kurt voi Schuscbnigg of Austria, reliev ed European anxiety tonight after a week of tension and nn certainty. The week's earlier gloom gave way to general optimism also because of Italy's seem ing readiness to end her dif. ferences with Great Britain revived houe of ridding; Spaii of foreign fighters and the sud- den collapse of Rumanian Pre- mier Octavian Goga's fascistic, anti-semitic cabinet. SPOTLIGHT ON PARLEY But ths spot light, of European interest was on Berchtesgaden Hitlcrr.s Bavarian mountain re- treat, where the Fuehrer and Schuschnigg apparently had set at rest fears of nn Impending Nail putsch In Austria. Evidently, Hitler, alarmed at sudden turns in events, was mak- ing overtures not only to Austria but also to the Catholic church, the Protestant church and possi- bly elsewhere. How else, diplomatic quarters asked, could the attendance of the Fuehrer's -official representative at the pope's coronation anniversary mass in Berlin be explained? What other reason could there be for the hasty return to Vienna of Pram Papen, recalled days'ago b> Germany V ambassa- dor there? KIND TO MEMOLLER Why, otherwise, should the Ger- man department of justice sud- denly have negotiated for the of defense attornles In :he' trial of Pastor Martin Nie- moller, leader at Protestant oppo- sition to the Nazis, on charges of treasonable activity? Concern still was felt over the effect of Hitler's drastic February shslceup on the third reich's military command and diplomatic corps although rumors of an In- cipient German army revolt had subsided. With rthe fall of Goga's cabinet Rumania, under a virtual dicta- torship by King carol, appeared to have switched her foreign course back toward the en- tente and the western democracies Conferences between British Sec- retary Anthony Eden and Count Dma Grandi, Italian ambassador to London, had revived hope that the two-year-old strain on rela- tions between Italy and Great Britain might be relaxed. Must Regain Esteem, Texas Bankers Told DALLAS, Feb. bankers arc to regain the high esteem in which they once were held, they must establish a record showing character aJid integrity that is be- yond reproach, Marshall R Diggs first deputy comptroller of the cur- rency, Washington, D. c., said here today. He told the fifth district meeting of the Texas Bankers association "the eyes and (he hopes of a great country are turned on the bankers of the country." He said banks were never more solid and safe than now. TTHE HAMLIN C OF C BANQUET Vera Boy Shows Champ 4-H Calf s- Initial Livestock, Exhibit By HARRY HOLT Staff Writer MUNDAY. Feb. 12.-The pride of a vast cattle baby beeves- went on parade here today in Mun- days' first county 4-H club" boys live- stock show The dumpy little prim a donnas >f this great ranching and farming section stole a spot in Ihe heart of many ranchmen who gathered from tnox and surrounding counties These cattlemen can tell a good leer as far as they can see one, >ut in Uieir own words, "these little fellows are just too classy lo tell much about." TOUGH COMPETITION Gaylon club boy. was nan of the hour when Judge Ralph Howe, Crosbyton county agricultural igent, pinned a conspicius blue rib- >on on his grand champion Here- ord calf, "Curly." Competition was "y far toucher than in Ihe previous Sw MUNDAV, Fg. 14, Col. 5 WELCOME, DEMOS-- GOP Moves For Coalition HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES QUARTER-BILLION RELIEF FUND g, SSSKSJ licve distress resulting from the business slump "AW.WU to re- Chaliman Taylor (D-Colo) said the relief appropriation would he than Tuesday. MORGEJS'THAU HEARD The sub-committee's action came alter an overtime session at which Secretary Morganthau, Daniel Bell, acting budget director, and other officials testified as to the need for Tile officials testified fhe money was needed to provide work relief for persons. Chairman Taylor said the Tote was along party lines. Aubrey Williams, acllng Works Progress Administrator, also told the group the fund was needed to permit the addition of per- sons to relief rolls and to prevent the discharge of others be- tween now and June 1.' HEAVY tOAD LATER He ssid WPA hart about 000 available for work projects but that the heaviest relief load would have to be borne during the next two or three months. The need Is particularly urgent, he said, In Industrial centers like Detroit and other large automobile manufac- turing areas. sub-committee also voted to make available Immed- iately for grasshopper control. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS Mine Explosion Fatal To Five YOUNG RANCH, Wju, Feb. 12. and sleighs were galh- red here tonight from nearby Greys river area ranches to rush escue crews to the yail mine five Hies away where a gas pocket splosion late Friday killed five iners. The dead are John Baker 45 is son. Bill, 19; Henry Ash' '8' ulon Ivy 30, of Valley'and Denver Holbrook, 25. Only one body was recovered The other bodies are believed uried deep In the tunnel one) annot be removed until rescue rorkers rtsch the mine. PRIZE PRODUCT ON BLOCK- Two-Day Hereford Sales Scheduled At Albany ALBANY. Peb. pride of Sliackelford c.it- go on parade and under he auction hammer here Monday Tuesday In one of the feature vents of Ihe year. Opening tile two-day affair will e the shnctelford county bo.vs calf how Monday morning. About 13 will be shown, in the after- noon, 38 heart of Hercforils. 3! bulls "d seven females, wil be sold by Auctioneer Ear! Garlln. In the hackclfottf county Hereford Brecd- s association annual auction. Consignors are John p. SMwick f Albany, who also Is president of ne A. W. Reynolds Y.J. Dortson of Albany, Mrs. "OD Mason of Throckmorton, Brown Corbclt of Albany, Mrs. Bob ttson of Throckmorton, Brown and oroctl of Throckmorton. Arlectge farm of Knox City, c. M. ilrtwell of Abilene, p. E, Clark of Cisco, John M. Gist of Odessa and H. C. Hcrron of port Griffin. W. H. Magec, Shackclford county "gent, u secretary and manager of the sale. Thirty choice Herctords will be ot- tered Tuesday In the fifth annual mamond ranch sale by p w Alex- ander. iKAsAn entertainment, ,m K chambcr commmcrce jrlll hold A banquet Monday night section vhsltors for the two sales. Mlw Oil c E CIsrke, secretary-manager, Is In charge. Vet Rancher Dies BRADY. Feb. 12-m-R. B. Led- better, ,9, who engaged In ranching 35 years at Elgin. Kan, died here today. He was a mtive of McCulloch cral services will row, .s Texas, nm- tomor- Traffic Casualties Below Expectations AUSTIN, Feb. safety campaigners took heart to- night at the announcement of slate police headquarters that the number of deaths on Texas high- ways during the first weeks of 1938 had fallen well below the number predicted by statisticians. Crash fatality statistics In the "ilack book" at state police head- quarters showed the merciless avenger of carelessness was more than 50 deaths behind his forwasl the first month and half of the year. One hundred and fifty-two met "sudden death" In January where- as statisticians had figured the toll based on last year's carnage, at 186. February' reports indicate deaths will be even less In the second month. Mexican Knifed, Condition Grave Felix VUIalobos, D'Arc, was In the So, 295 hospital Bols llit; last night as the result of a knifing af- "ay in a pool hall on Ash street. Attendants said he- was in a critical condition. A year old Mexican resident was arrested by Abilene police and booked for assault and attempt to murder. Arresting officers said Vil- latobos received a slash In the chest from a butrher knife laying bare his left lung. Thompson Club Formed At Corpus CORPUS CHHISTI. Feb. he first Thompson-for-govcrnor In the state was organized "ere Saturday with Hayden w. local attorney, as temporary chairman. Head claimed a membership of 0 Corpus Christ I voters and said that number would be increased to 1.000 next week. The goal of the :lub Is lo Ret a larger vote for O. Thompron In Corpus than he gets In his home town of Amartllo. MtWDAY.--Dr. Thomas H. Tai- lor, president of Howard Payne col will, be main speaker at the membership meeting of Munday chamber of commerce February I( Legion pos No. 194 is to have a bean feed and entertainment at the Legion Hal Monday nlghf. South Highwaj association, boosting construction o highway 191, will meet at Balrd February 18. BURKETTT, Coleman FPA and club fat calf will be held In Burkett Thursday COLEMAN. Annual Coleman PFA and 4-H club calf show wll be held February 24. COLOR ADO. Annual Parent- Son banquet of the Colorado FFA chapter will be held February 25 P. C. Shillingburg, sponsor, announced. has Colorado Fat Stock show will be held on April 11 under sponsorship of the chamber of commerce. for erec tion of a Haskell county hosplla building will be awarded February BLACKWELU-TJlackweU high school's first Home Project show will be held February 19. election will be held March 3 on question of Issuing In bonds for construction o two school buildings. Annual girls' basketball tourna- ment will held in Lamesa on February 19. while junior boys tour- nament Is slated February 26. Winters Eyes City Light Plant Plans WINTERS, Peb. formation was released here yester- day that the city council had con- tacted the Fairbanks-Morse Co., re- lative to (he Installation of a mu- nicipal power plant in Winters, and that at the city's request, a repre- sentative of that company was ex- pected to arrive in Winters any day. The Weather innxxr. AND vicixm s., ,Ttfc. KANT' TKXAS: rirtir Handr m.rh coldtt In lo flKI.IHOM.l! roM- Jiundij-. Nr.1V .Mn n'thl; MC cf clondr, A n 1 't An.] trr Parly Plays For New Deal Foes High Republicans Evidence Aims In Lincoln Addresses By The Associated Press. Leaders of the republican party joined last nltfit In touting dis- satisfied democrats lo vote with them In the nest eor.gresjionai presidential but they dis- agreed over some policies of their own party. The coalition note was sounded in addresses commemorating the birth- day of the party's first president Abraham Lincoln. PR.-USES JEFFERSONIANS Senator Vandenbierg of Michigan who has been frequently mention- ed for the republican prestdentia nomination two years hence, com- plimented "many a sound Jefferson- Ian democrat." Then he said lhal if saving "the American system1 necessitated "altering the republi can identity, It." the party would do Speaking at Boston, Vanderberg added: "We can win In 1938; we can win in 1MO." He discussed 'this Roosevelt re- cession" and asked for a showdown between "collectivism American system." the Governor George D. Aften of Ver- mont, whose state was one of the two which went republican in the 1936 presidential election, asserted that henceforth the people "will stand for neither the erratio wan- derings of the New Deal nor the self-satfslied smugness of the old guard republicanism." In nn address at New York, Aiken criticized makeup of the recently created republican program com See COALSTION, Tg. It, Col 4 Further Delay Seen For FD's Program WASHINGTON, peb. The administration's legislative pro- gram appeared In for additional delay when several senators said to- day they Intended lo make speeches for the antl-lynchlng bill before senate disposes of that measure. Thj southern filibuster against fhe bill already has consumed days of the present session on the administration's housing pro ?ram and is suspended currently !o return to consideration of anil-lynching measure after farm bin vote Monday. the Unprecedented Nazi-Austrian Accord Reached Schuschnigg Has Upper Hand In Surprise Confab By A. D, STEFFERUD VIENNA, Feb. Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany and Kurt Schusch- nigg of Austria in sudden Meeting today came to a peace- ful understanding after months of nervous suspicion and ap- prehension. Sellable Austrian sources said the following decisions were taken in the chancellors'- lengthy conference at Kerch- ttsgnden, Hitler's Bavarian re- treat near the Austrian-Ger. man border: HITLER YIELDS 1. Nails hi Austria would end :helr campaign of sabotage which, has Irritated or terrorized Austria, almost without Interruption since 1933. 1 Hitler promised he would re- affirm !n his speech before tha Reichstag Feb. 20 that he Austrian independence. 3. Flushed with the success of their first meeting in years, they decided also to continue negotia- tions, particularly In field, to cement better relations. A communique pointedly declar- ed the conference was held at Hit- ler's invitation though earlier it was reported that It was Premier Benito Mussolini's urging whicH brought the two chancellors to- gether. Circles close to the government in summarizing the situation ?Wch ltd to the meeting declared that for, the first time In mo'hthi held fhe upper hand. They raid this was tree.because Hltfcr required some International" peace gesture to soften the set- back of the German-friendly Oc- tavian Ocga government in Ru- mania and Premier Mussolini's apparent warming-up to GreaS Britain In Spanish noninterven- tion negotiations. The interpretation placed in Vi- enna on the conference was that it reprinted a distinct triumph for Schuschnigg. One of the most zpecific results reported that to compensate for the expensiveness of German exports "to Austria Germany would grant a 25 per cent export pre- mium, j. The communique Issued here' to- night had the same text as tha one in Berlin which briefly an- nounced that an "unofficial1' meeting had been held In to Hitler's invitation. V Well On Submerged Land Brought In HOUSTON, Feb. 12-m-Texas' first oil well on submerged land came In today a mile off point Houston in Galvfston bay. The wildcat. Standard of Texaj and Salt Dome Oil corpovatton'j state No. 1, flowed 23 barrels an hour through a separator. The well is the first to be drilled on owned land. Gravity Of the oil had not been ascertained but ft was estimated at below the average of oil pro- duced on the Texas coast. Texas U. To Honor First Class Grads AUSTIN. Feb. sity of Texas ex-students wi me senates prewni session. will The unti-lynch debate was hailed honor members of the first class iong enough to allow final action the annual roundup or homecoming. April 8 and 9. Dean U. Taylor, octogenarian auu ta auipviiuca currency u. iayior, octogenarian 'o permit final action on new crop professor and dean emeritus of the control legislation. _The senate has agreed, however, ____ V.TO. the He estimates approximately 50 of he 331 at-; >livt with all In their eve titles. Programs Complete For March Rodeo And Boys' Livestock Show Programs were complete Satur- day for both the "world cham- pionship" rcfieo and the boys' live- tock show sponsored by the West Texas Fair association They will be held March 1-3 t the fair grounds. T. N. Curswcll. secretary-man- ger of the fair association, also nnounccd that contracts had sismd for three specialty the rodeo. Trick riders who will appear are Grirfith and Pauline N'csbitt. Srlffith now is appearing at the mw. PnMnflt, Ariz., rodeo, from which will go lo Tucson before pearing here. Mrs. Ncsbltt will come here from her ranch near Nowala, Okla. Fancy shooting from horseback will be the specialty of California Frank and Mamie Frances, Vho appeared at the Fort Worth Fron- tier celebration show. John Lindsay will come here from Wichita Falls as rodeo clown with his tiained mule and bull. Allan Holder of Sheffield, for- merly of Midland, has been nam- ed as one of the three rodeo Judges. Holder, world's calf rop- i
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