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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas Wat VOL LVI I, NO. 296. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT (ATI ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVEN ING, MARCH 14, 938 -TEN PAGES. Catt.4 PRICE 5 CENTS Hitler Shouts Defiance At Enemies After Entering Vienna In Triumph; Britian To Match Reich Force Prime Minister Remains Silent On Czech Plea Military Aid Not Promised France In Statement On European Crisis March Minister Chamberlain today plainly warned Germany that Britain would expand her vast rearmament program to match force with force in answer to Eeichsfaehrer Hitler's absorption of Austria. However, the prime minister, in a vital statement of policy before a house of commons packed and tense, did not promise British backing to France if she should go to war to save Czech- oslovakia from pan-Germanism. Chamberlain said Czechoslovakia had been in consultation with Britain but he refused to discuss what Britain would do to guard the central European republic for whose Sudeten Germans Hitler had proclaimed himself protector. Chamberlain bluntly rejected a German statement that Britain had no right to interest herself in Austrian indepen- dence, the German answer to British protests over the an- nexation; Chamberlain insisted Britain "must always be interested in developments in central Eu- rope." Baron Konstantin von Neurath, head of Germany's new secret had written "the British government is not within its right IP claiming fee role. of protector of Austria." Chamberlain said "the defense program, win be reviewed in the light of the new virtual announcement that the na- tion's rearmament drive would be expanded even fur- ther. "These events cannot be regard- ed by his majesty's government wife the prime min- ister said, referring to Hitler's swift, bloodless coup in Austria. "They are bound to iave .'effects which cannot yet be measured. that- our.defense.-- programs were flexible and that they would .be re- viewed at any time in the- light "of AUSTRIA'S RULER AS HITLER BEGINS TRIUMPHAL JOURNEY TO VIENNA AllStlO ____ Cheers Wildly For Fuehrer This picture, sent by radio from Berlin to New York, shows Chancellor Adolf Hitler (left, in car) as he left Mun- ich, near the German border, by auto on his triumphant en- try imo Austria, preceded by troops, planes and tanks, at right in car is Ccmmander-ln- Chief Wilhelm- Keitel, and be- side Hitler is the chauffeur. The swastika emblem in the background adorns the plane in which Hitler flew from Ber- lin'to Munich SPECULATION STIRRED- Allred Decides About Candidacy Announcement Arthur Seysz-Inquart, Aus- tria's nazi leader, above, .was appointed "minister and presi- dent" of Austria after the na- tion's nasification. Four Sentenced I i i i Iniilrict Court Whitney Pleads Guilty lo Theft Grand Jury Bill Charges Loss From Estate NEW YORK, March Richard Whitney, head of the Richard Whitney LiiC the curing tne af- i turn blanks, end all oossible temoon session. BOAT RIDE ENDS IN Funeral For Rofan Drowning Victim To Be Conducted Today ROTAN. March i The bodies were recovered bv as- i sistance '.vas being given persons making out their returns. I The fi3in? period closes tomor- at midnight., and indications j today that the rash would continue until that time. Opening hour for the office is 8 a. m." neral for Harold Brown. 33, son of a Rotan couple, who drowned at Carlsbad, N. M., Saturday night, was set from the First Baptist church .here at 2 o'clock this aft- ernoon. The Rev. D. G. Reid, Roby pastor, was to officiate, with burial to be made in a Rotan cemetery. Brown was one of three persons who drowned after one of their number, a lone survivor said, "play- fully recked the motor T3oat in which they were riding on the Pecos river. The other victims were Lee Thurman fikins, 28; and Veltie Murray, 18. These Jiree, with Miles, were mem- bers of a part> which went for a pleasure ride after a dance. Elkins and Brown were riding and invited the new axrivtlf to join them. dragging. A Weatherbee ambul- ance returned Brown's body here Sunday night. Although he was roared in Bo- tan, he had been employed by an oil mill at Carlsbad for several years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brown, are long-time resi- dents here, Mr. Brown having served at one time as Rotan's postmaster and for several years as a rural route carrier. Survivors, besides the parents, are four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Coker, Dallas: Mrs. A. B. Harrel, Rotan; Mrs. Gail Yarborough, Rotan; An- j nabelle Brown Rotan. and a stu- j dent in Mary Hard in-Baylor col- j lege at Belton; anc one brother, j Cecil Brown, also employed at i Carlsbad. Taylor Farmers Vote 6 To 1 For Quotas Taylor county voted al- most six to one for compulsory marketing quotas to restrict, sales of 1938 cotton. County Agent Knox Parr announced today after an of- ficial, count of ballots cast, Satur- day. The vote fcr marketing quotas was 1.064 against 178. Vote by boxes follows: For Agn'st Abilene................. 176 Merkel .................237 Trent 57 formed an automobile without li- I cense plates, fittin gthe description of one in which the gunman was i W' S" Adamsonj reported in flight, was abandoned be held at Jonesville. on the hichway from i on applications to Marshall to Snrevepori." Lb-e county.__________ Officers believed that the out- law was Harry Wells, escaped Ar- kansas convict-, who was suspected cf robbing a bank at LiUing of nearly 53.000 a week ago. The fugitive was variously re- ported last night- as surrounded at- Little Rock, nine miles west o: and fleeing from officers between Vinton, La., near La: Charles and Newton. Texas. y 2.467 for beer limitations. County i JUKLA5 SWEPT OUT beer Vienna streets clearly showed se change by which the tempo of See AUSTRIA, Pg. 6, CoL 7 ARMED AID FOR ALLY- Biggers May Get U. S. Business Post WASHINGTON, March officials indicated France Moves To Fight Against i Nazi March In Central Europe Tuscola 110 29 100 42 131 82 74 iPotosi.................. 29 35 34 11 9 12 Lawn Butterfield PARIS, Mar. pre- erate no more violations of Euro- pared herself today to fight against order." further expansion of the German j 2- The mutual assistance trsaty reich iwith Czechoslovakia would be re- j T- -L. to provide military action j Faced by the Austrian crisis, So- against Germany, even should Hit-! the administration may ask John j cialist Leon Blum hastily formed a ler attempt peaceful nazification of j D. Biggers. glass manufac- new people's front government to j the war-bom republic, with its turer, to become its official replace the fallen Camille Chau- 500.000 Germans. Czechoslovakia is 1 ness conciliator, with title of i temps and prepared for acdon thought here to be Hitler's next j assistant secretary of commerce. through diplomacy, propaganda, and i goal. j They said his name was most if necessary with force, i 3. France would segj; to i frequency mentioned among pos- Accepting German absorption of extend her mutual assistance un- sible successors to Ernest G. Dra- Austria as past and done with, the i derstanding with Czechoslovakia and per, nominated by President j new government mapped these j Russia to includ' all central Roosevelt yesterday to the federal steps to check any new encroach- j Eurooe, Poland Rumania and Yu- ressrve board. J ment in central Europe by Fuehrer j goslavia Biggers was described as unusual- Hitler: i would an eventual 1. An -nderstanding was sought i effort for th'5 task and also 12 6 10 resentative in the 18 assistant secretaryship. ly fitted meeting need for a business rep- oreak Berlin-Rome with Britain, said an informant j bringing Premier Mussolini of i AC1 A >r A ttfi'r'A.im closely connected with the govern- ment, that the two democracies tol- See POWERS, Pf. 6, CoL 8 Sach question counts 20; each, part cf a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 10. 1. Who Is this movie actress? reported vacationing in Italy? 2. Were the California floods caused by (a> unusually heavy rainfall, (b) tidal waves due to earthquakes in the Pacific, or (c) the breaking of one of Los Angeles' huge reservoirs? 3. Japan's foreign minister announced that if a conference on sea power were held, Japan would propose that big warships be abolished. Tnie or false? 4. Two members of what government agency asked that their boss resign because they couldn't get along with him. 5. What change in the game of bridge was recently intro- duced in Europe?
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