Abilene Reporter News, March 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVI I, NO. 297. -WITHOUT. OK OFFENSE TO FKIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT The Spoils- LITTLE, YES; BUT IN AUSTRIA HITLER GRABS OFF RICH FARMING, MINING, INDUSTRIAL LAND ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORN ING, MARCH 15, 1938. -TWELVE PAGES i wi PRICE 5 CENTS Great Britain Seeks Wartime Hitler Chamberlain A tiny little country is only a little larger than our own state of yet It Is a rich prize to slake the ambitions of Adolf Hitler and his Nazis. In addition to the fact that Austria Is rich In minerals and agricultural products, Its domination by Germany was a supreme triumph for Hitler in Ms campaign to project Nazi principles throvighout central Europe. No wonder, (hen. that Italv's Be-nito Mussolini watches the so closely in the animated map above, drawn by NEA artist George Scarbo. He doesn't like to contemplate a Nazi-dominated Austria Just across the Alps from his domain. Hitler Is caricatured as he sends his goose-stepping troopers Into Austria to complete the subjugation which reached its climax when Chancellor Echuschnigg resigned. Swastikas fly over every city. What does Hitler get bv taking Austria? About square miles of land populated by persons Catholics of whom are Protestant ate .r i uieaiaiiij the rest Jews whose prin- cipal occupation Is agriculture growing -rye 700- 000 of oats, of wheat, of barley and who produce much timber, minerals and other natural resources and manu- facture machinery, automobiles, tex- tiles, leather goods, furniture and ROBY TO NEW MEXICO Highway 15 Designated Road Added To Now Eligible For Aid, Dirt Gaps In Line For Paving LAMESA, March State highway No. 15 west from Roby to the New Mexico line has been designated by the bureau o public roads as a part of the Texas system of federal aid highways Rep- resentative George Mahon announc- ed In Washington today. This announcement climaxes five years ol continuous effort towarc that goal by the East-West High- way association and makes possible some early construction oii 109 miles of unpaved gaps. The total distance from Roby west to the slate line Is 163 miles. Thirty miles through Duwson county and 24 miles from Semlnole west are already hard sur- faced. yet to be paved are from Roby west through Fisher, Scurry and Borden counties lo Dawson county line and from Dawson west line to Semlnole. IN 1939 PROGRAM The state highway commission has already set up thc following as part of Ihe 1939 program, which begins July 1, 193S: Construction of stretch from Fisher county west line to Snydcr from Gail west to Dawson county line and from Dawson west line to All of New Mexico state highway through New Mexico is cither under construction or contract, and will be completed this year. Only 12 miles of state highway 130 west to El Paso is yet contracted and this Is expect- eu in April. Sam Richardson of Lamesa is president of the East-WcTt Sen- way association, and A. o. Bearden of Lamesa is secretary. Boy Wakes From 100-Hour Slumber FrMi i Frederick Meyer today had aroused from a coma which began Wednes- day afternoon after he had consum- HhH, Pt morc than w Physicians were of the opinion ho .Miller no further 111 effects Hospital Notes Pour new surgery patients were rcgWtrea at the Kcndrlck .Memorial hosinlal night for airgcrlSto- day. They were Sterling Lcc Proctor M son of Mr. and Mrs of CUco; Ap ANNOUNCE PLANS THIS Decision Mode Regarding Third Term; Speculation Aroused; So Is Carl Estes IM Jamts V' Bounced today V.s had reached a decision on whether to seek make U Ms week In Washington several weeks ago he stated he would announce his plans "when the dogwoods bloom CANDIDATES SILENT A wave of speculation followed im- mediately alter the governor's de- claration, but two leading candi- dates, Atorntey General William McCraw and Ernest O. Thompson, railroad commissioner, had no com- ment. Jail Remodeling Funds Arranged Financing of the county's part in remodeling of the old jail building was planned by the commissioners court In its Monday meeting. Tlie court voted to issue 000 in warrants, bearing per cent Inter- est and payable next February 1, to 'ay for the county share of ex- pense. Works Progress administra- tion Is spending sllghlly over .00. The warrants will be sold to Abi- ene banks at a time as leeded. Work will begin on remodcl- ng of Ihe structure Thursday. In their regular meeting the commissioners also heard reports rom the child welcfsre board. Ihe -Inlted Welfare association and he county rattlesnake exterminator. S. J. Treadaway. division high- ly engineer, Wilbrd H. Shaw of he highway department and Jesse Winters, representing thc chamber of commerce highway board, np- penred before the court to request purchase of a file for a county way warehouse. Tlie court delayed action on the matter, contending that a price of W for seven lots west of :ollege was too high. County Judge Lee R. York pre- Idcd for the session, and Commis- ioners Hither Webb, A. J. Canon. Dillnrd and J. Luther McMillon attended. r Mr- rs. QUs A. Williams of Mcr- route five. f ilene, Mrs. J. M. Beit >n tc. of patients were H. B. of McCaulley; L F Rhodes, Hilton hotel. Fort Worth and Pat 1834 Hickory Omcr t. Hyde, also Hickory, un- Two-Yeor Prisons Terms Given Four Pour criminal cases were dispos- ed of Monday as 104th district court opened Its- criminal week. Pleas of rullty were heard by Judge W. R. Chapman. Two-year prison .sentences were sscsseri ench of three men plcad- "g guilty to forgery. T'icy were B. G. Biles, Kenneth Morrison alias Bur! Bnrce. and Fred Schmidt alias AI Star. Dub Kelson, pleading guilty to stealing an automobile, was sen- tenced lo two ycnrs In prison. Nel- son had received R live-year sus- pended sentence Isst October 25 (n '3d district court. Phlllin Ellison entered 8 guilty picas on R burglary charge, and his cafe was taken under advisement Judge Chapman. Meanwhile, Carl Estes, Longview publisher, dared Governor Allred to run again, declaring that 'if he an- nounces, I will also announce my candidacy right behind him." "I'll take on the 'little man' while McCraw and Thompson joust each other and, what's more, will release my platform simultaneously with the Estes said. About all needed In a platlorfm, he said, was a "new broom with which to makcar.lean iweep of the Allred-Thompson gang out of thc state capitol.'' PALESTINE, March Palestine folk today invited Gov- ernor James V, Allred to announce his future political Intentions next Sunday here where the dogwood re- ceives civic recognition. Sunday's dogwood trail was so well attended local leaders arrang- ed another sent a barrage of urelnS Ihe governor to his recent promise to an- Appeals For Nation's Help Prime Minister's Demands Hint At Conscription LONDON, March Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain today pointed Britain's manpower toward full wartime footing to cheek Keiohsfuehrer Adolf thrusts at central Europe. He bluntly rejected Ger- many's sharp contention Brit- ain had "no right" to interest herself in Austrian independ enoe but failed to give pledge for safeguarding Czech- oslovakia. Speaking' before a packed and tense house of commons, the prime minister demanded support of the legislators and the country's 41.- 000.000 citizens for tremendous new defense steps which might In- clude everyone. NAZI PATTERN? That sounded like the first faint thunder of confiscation. Semi-official spokesmen howev- er hastened to say he did not mean military conscription was tit im- minent possibility. Influential British conservatives for some lime have been cam- paigning for e Nad-like "compul- sory national service" for all Britons, perhaps tabor camn train- ing. Sharply backing Chamberlain's demand, Home Secretary sir Sam- uel Hoe outside parliament broad- cast a call for a million volunteer at raid precaution- workers' to safeguard fyyn' knock- out, blow" 'from "the; air. x X x Tile more disturbed !s continental Sir. Samuel said, more urgent is It for us to make eveiy passible pre- paration against a most dangerous form of modem warefare x 'x x." Chamberlain, who onlv recent- ly reaffirmed a -pledge 'by Lord Baldwin when he was Prime Minis- ter Stanley Baldwin, against scriplon in peacetime, told the See BRITISH, Pj. 12, CoL 6 Zero Hour: Today Last For Filing Of Income Tax Data -Vill H. Talbot entertained the dubious hope last night that he would be able to close his office on lime this afternoon. As deputy collector of internal WASHINGTON, H PrseWent Hoowtell was in the same fix as mmy other rilizens (onlfhl. He hid hour (o fill out his income Ui blank. Aides M14 this afternoon he would devote the whole eve- nine fo fururinc out how he owes Uncle Sam on his STS.OM salary, and whatever other income he has. revenue. Talbot has conferred hundreds of persons In the past two all of them filing In- come tax reports. Today is the deadline lor sub- milting reports. Otherwise Income tux- payers arc subject to penalties Is on the third for tardiness Tnlbofs office floor of the federal butldinc, near the north end of the hall. "We're still supposed to close at 4 Talbol said, "but any- body who's here then will be looked after." AS HITLER'S GOOSE-STEPPERS ENTERED LINZ In martial array, members of the 61st German Infantry are shown here as they marched In- to Llnz ai dense crowds of wildly cheering Austrians greet- ed them. From this city Hitler proclaimed his new Pan-Ger- man union, joining Germany and Auslrla, and defied the world to sever It. French Declare Anti-Nazi Stand Stern Attitude Ironical In Face Of Wobbly Gov't PARIS, March 1st Premier Blum's day-old government tonight stood ready to use force, if necessary, to maintain European ordei'. Blum Jo- seph Paul reassured Minister Stefan Osusky weuM take the action as 'promised under the FrancorCzech treaty If the 'Nazis attempted to extend their sway to Czechoslovakia. The fourth people's front mlnis- :ry gave France a cabinet after :our leaderleis days amid one ol the greatest European upheavals since the world war. DIFFICULTIES ARISE But opposition developed in fi nancJal, political and diplomatic quarters. The franc sagged to a new low with the dollar and pound ts a result of what financi- al quarters called Blum's "half- learted" assurances there would be no exchange control and their ear that his government could not ast. The fnnc was quoted at 32.50 i the dollar (3.07 cents) at the Bourse closing Political observers said most members of France1 conservative enate were bitterly opposed to he cabinet. They regarded a na- FRANCE, Ff. 1Z, Col. 6 Member Of Teddy's 'Rough Riders' Dead STAMFORD. March V. S. Taylor, 60, who was one of Teddy Roosevelt's famous "rough iders" at Sin Juan Hill, died un- at this afternoon at ils farm home six miles cast of here. was attributed to a heart at- ick. Funeral will be held Tuesday at :30 p. m. at the New Hope church, t Is to be conducted by the Rev. J. f. Sklles. Baptist pastor. Kinncy Mneral home of Stamford is in of arrangements. Mr. Taylor was bom May 16, 1877. n Dyer county, Tennessee, and loved here in 1913 from Oklahoma. One daughter, Mrs. L. A. Hughes f Stamford, survives. His wife died 5 years ago. He enlisted for the Spanish-Amer- can war at Sherman, under a Wheeler. SPRING Generous Winter Rains And Snows Put Smiles On Farmers' Faces, Rocket Crop Prospects Jtv MtBBv KIJ-IW-wi _, ........V conditions were never better! nut s a much-used statement In cf these T s It refers, of course, to thc nn- isual early spring blossoming. The January rains and 'February snow have done things Thcv broiibl about what is termed the rarlicst pasture in half a century have Ihwarled every sand- storm starling m local points. Bask- ng under a natural RTMH carpet is little chance ,or the f011