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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES, WE SKETCH YOUR EXACTLY AS I.T VOL. LVIl. NO, 308 ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS Labor Decries Chamberlain's Foreign Policy Powerful Council Censures Neglect Of Democracies LONDON, March The national council of tabor, central body of the British labor move- ment, today Issued a .sharp con- demnation ol Prime Minister Neville chamberlain's "cynical dis- regard of the need for defending democracy." The council's political wine ral- lied powerful trade union reprcsen- talives whose cooperation Is es- r.entlal to success of Cliamber- Iain's rearmament, spe2d-uy> plan support the attack. Despite II, some quarters believed How Hitler Got Theri OUT OF PRISON, NAZI AGITATOR TALKED HIMSELF TO POWER; PERSONAL LIBERTY CRUSHED AS HE BECAME DER FUEHRER self to the next best thing writing of his autobiography. labor would sources said cooperate. Reliable Chamberlain had greatly Impressed trade union lead- ers with private information Brit- ain was rearming solely against Germany, Trade union leaders, declared they were bound to secrecy and refused lo confirm or deny I lie re- port, however, and belief was wide- spread the attack Indicated labor's united The opposition. manifesto came This Is Ihe last of three arti- cles wlilcli bring into focus, the guldeposls to Hitler's personality. BV SIOKGAN M. BEATTY j AP Feature Service Writer I When Adolf Hitler's march on Berlin fizzled In 1923 the Nazi chief- tain decided to talk himself into power. But yau can't lalk yourself Into anything from ft cell and that's where Hitler found himself when his 1923 coup failed. So, the ex-corporal devoted him- -the He called the work "Mein "My Battle" or "My Fight." It was a constant repetition of po- litical themes he had been pound- Ing at Germans since the war. "Get up, German workers; you're not whipped." was the general idea Hatred of Russia and the Jews ran through the 700-odd pages. German superiority was the keynote. HEADS WUX ItOI.I. The book was an outpouring ol Hitler's passionate love for the fa- therland. Nothing had stemmed it, not even D baptism of fire from German regular army troops. Even on the witness stand he had Insist' ed on preaching his bold plan fo: from an sedl- German Europe. domination of Centra He had predicted tha emergency meeting called to con- sider Ihc prime minister's declara- tion of foreign policy yesterday in the house of commons and his In- terview with labor leaders Wednes- day to ask their support for ac- celerated rearming. The labor leaders demanded an immediate meeting of the of the League of Nations to con- sider "the appeasement of Europe" and declared "the government's continuance in office Is a grave menace to the peace of Eurape." The manifesto assailed what it called chamberlain's failure to dis- close a "constructive policy'' against war and demanded abandonment of the "farcical" policy of non- intervention In the Spanish war. liny Dancers Win I First In VFW Show Fifty nine pounds, -of dancing U'on a trip to Hollywood last night at Ihe second annual Veterans of Foreign Wars amateur show. Tiny tour -year-old btowks Mary Helen Penick, 27 pounds, and Linda Kennemer, 32 pounds, of Wich- ita Falls were awarded first-prize their novelty tap dance act. The two had placed second in a WichUa Falls show, had been featured In Dallas at the state dancing teachers convention a'.'d played ?.s guest ar- tists iti Dan Fitche's Big Apple Re- vue when it was In Wichita Falls. Wood Butler, Abilene boy, ?.Hh his comedy monologue won second [leads would roll when he assume: absolute power. It all seemed so ludicrous. yet millions of Germans Am wer Sec HITLER, Vs. 8, Col. 6 I place of and third place of went to Ihe Twin" Mclodlers of ISrownwooci with their imitation of the Light Crust Doughboys. A near capacity crowd of shout 1500 In the Fair" Park auditorium rejected the winners by applause- Process from the performance will go to Ihe relief fund of the VFW. Thousands See Odessa Parade Precedes Stock Show; Mason Boy Has Champ Calf liy HARRY HO1.T ODESSA. March More than persons, here from 15 coun- tiei for the sixth annual County Livestock show, stood at at- tsntlcn this morning for an hour review of Odessa's largest parade, a forerunner of -the Hereford show. Odessa high school's float, Spirit of Sports, was first In that divi- sion, winning a prize. The Lions club was second and the senior class third. First place for high school bands went to KernvU. Midland second and Pecos, third. Marie Miller of the winning band was tops In the drum major contest, and John Turner of Mid- land was second. Approximately persons participated in the parade which extended eight miles. Howard Hahn of Mason county exhibited ths grand champion calf. which will be sold, along with 21 Harassed Blum Fails In Effort lo Halt Strikes ON PLEBESCITE STUMP TOUR- Hitler Boasts Nazi Might SPELLING; SPEECH, MEMORY EVENTS MARK LEAGUE MEET County Athletic Contests Docketed Today; One-Act Plays Set Next Week others, in Hit auction sale at See ODESSA, fg. 2, Col. 10 Life' for Taylor county rural school students reached a peak of excitement Friday as majority of intellectual events in the annual US-Owned Tank Cars In Mexican Hands JUAREZ. Chihuahua, Mexico, March railroad tank cars belonging to United Stat- es interests -were under control of the Mexican government tonight while reports of acute shortages of oil and gas In northern Mexico filt- ered Into this border city on the FUo Grande. E. H. Tocld. S3 Paso manager of the Standard Oil company, said Ihe lank cars, seized yesterday In the Juarez yards, belong to the United Tank Une express, which leased them to Standard and oilier oil companies. Abilene Next Host To Area Druggists IUG SPRING. March Next meeting of the West Texas Pharmaceutical association will be in Abilene. August V6, 17 and 18. Time and place of the conven- tion were fixed at the end of the organization's spring convention in Big Spring Friday. Officers will be elected at the August meeting. Gerald Allen of Robert Lse is pres- ident and Leroy Clark of San An- gela is secretary. Convention registration was over 300, a record for Ihe association. lily >ck 'ii l- Jap-US Fishing Dispute Settled WASHINGTON, March Thr. United States and Japan set- tled tonljht their quarrel over Japanese nlmon fishing In Alas- kan waters. Japan snve the United States as- svinvnccs that: 1. She is suspending her Ilirec- vear salT.on fishing survey begun in 1D36. 1. Slie will not Issue licenses to boats for fishing In Alaskan waters and will punish offenders. Marriage License Dated 1883 Claimed A fifty-five year old marriage li- cense has been obtained from the office of Ihe Taylor county clerk, where it was isned in 1883." Mrs. Ben Dortch called Friday on County Clerk Vivian Ftyar to claim Ihe license of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. P. L. White. Her mother was named Effie J- Sowcll before her marriage to White. Diilng the past few Campbell. Dorothy u. Bonnie JaynM, Simpson. Maty Smith. BHly und Frances WalKer. MerkfL ynM, Hall- F.'Jral ..nna Belle Williams and FrATXfs Ritienbtcc, lUmhy; Verla Mae Jacfcson tnrt Audle Marie Lynn, Shep: Juanlta. Gar- vln and Robertson, SaU lltarch. NVMBK.R STASr, Ward numbrr Wood Kaulman. MtrkH; Klilr Sand- ers sind JoS'ce Roger.', Kill- son Dura. Mae Waldrop, UviTnl hlgTi sthool MarUi. and LLnnts Fiye Armstrong. Salt Hefner and Tve. Jimior high ichoH girls Tommle Evtlyn Merkel; Imafitne ISOTTI. Wylte; Gloria Siory ttlllnp ?mril dlvljlon Barnard. Mary Ruth KiUrhir.: iays uermans Play For Keeps Fuehrer Asserts His Flag Stays Put Wherr Placed" B.r WADE WERNER KOENIGSBBRG. Germany, Mar. Hitler tonight noti- fied Ihe world that when Grmany takes possession the Nazi flag stays put. "Tills I swear, and so do all of us: what we once possess we will never under any circumstances sur- the Relchsfuehrer passion- ately assured some 15.000 wildly cheering cast Pnislans in the open- Ing speech of his plebiscite tour o( greater Germany, EXPLAINS COUP Tills was the meaning of the swift military occupation of Austria, he tald, He explained many troops were not, needed there, as the joyous welcome German soldiers received from Austrians showed. His compelling reason for order- In such a lirge-scalc military action was: "I wanted to show the world we were ftcling in deadly earnest- "I wanted to show the world that this problem admits o[ no further discussion." Many of his followers in this re- gion saw hopeful "significance in the fact Hitler voiced strong faith In direct action in this Baltic city midway between the free city of Danzig and Memel, formerly Ger- man but now Lithuanian. C7.KCHS NOT MKNTIOSEI> Hitler did not specifically mention Danzig or Mcme] or the German minority In Cf-echoslovaWa. Bui he emphatically declared that when decisions affecting the destin French Premier Turns Crisis But Labor New Worry PARIS. March Leon Blum failed to halt wave ol strikes which his own sup porters inspired to prevent h cabinet's overthrow. Strikers, estimated to folal 20 720, got out ol hand and demandet concessions which employers so (a have relused The gorernmen sought a method to appease them The socialist, premier, howeve averted a cabinet crisis by with- drawing a plan 16 divert 000 francs (currently aboul 000) from the exchange equalization fund to a special defense fund. The jeuate yesterday refused to approve this proposal and senators demanded Blum quit the office lie has held since March 13 in favor of a national union government with ano'-her leader. Blum declined to press his plan. Speak'ng just before the cham- ber vote on this measure, Blum announced he would submit a bill to parliament for sweeping reor- Eanlzatlon of French economy and finances to strengthen the nation in face ol threats of an European war. He said ihe new bill would be ready for parliament next week. On the labor front, strikes first were called in Paris and Lille to prevent what were feared were rlghtests' efforts to overthrow Blum on financial measures and sutett- :ufe a dictatorial "public safety" committee such as Prance previ- ously had in gravest days. The movement, intended to be a show o! political strength, threat- ened however to be difficult, to suppress without concessions from employers. Senate Favors Joint TVA Quiz By Both Houses Resolution Ordering Probe Passed, Awaits Action By Representatives WASHINGTON, March congressional in- vestigation demanded by Arthur E. Morgan, presidentially-re- moved chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was near realization tonight, The senate approved an investigation to be conducted by five senators and five representatives into virtually every aspect of the new deal power agency and efforts of private power com- panies to defeat its program. It adopted a joint resolution authorizing the'inquiry, and it to the house. There, Mexico Asks Back Taxes Of Oil Firms MEXICO CITY, March The Mexican government tonight presented bills for back lanes to two of the M foreign petro- leum companies expropriated, by President Cardenas; Thwamfltiirt-was'alleStft'Siji from Agulla (Royal Dutch Shell) and Huasteca. Standard of New' Jersey subsidiary, the two largest of the concerns taken over by the govern- ment- Majority Leader Rayburn said action could be expected as juiekly as tfye rules committee sent measure to the floor, ifter hearings scheduled for sarly next week. NEED FD'S CONSENT Even (hen, however, the Injury cannot begin until President Roose- velt gives his approval. It was gener- ally expected he would interpose no obstacle. While Roosevelt has yet to say he favors a congressional investigation he has not emphatically denlec statements he was opposed to it !n hit TVA message to congres Wednesday, he said there could be no objection to such an inquiry. The last bar to senate action removed by the negotiation of compromise agreement between friends and foes of TVA as to Jus what matters the Investigating com mltteu would be directed to loo into. DEMANDS INSULTING' Pending was a resolution by Sen ator Norris (Ind-Neb) calling for a inquiry Into the extent to whic TVA had been hampered by th "interference" of prlvately-ownei utilities. Senator Bridges (E-NH) was in cistent that a list of 23 charg against TVA be Included also. Non- called them "Insulting" but sa that It they were phrased more moc erately he would have no objectio Bridges finally boiled them down eight points, which were icceptab to Norrb iarly Settler Of County Dies Last Rites For Mrs. Patterson Set For 3 Today MERKEL, March 25-Mrs. J. A. 3atterson 83-year-old pioneer of Baylor county, died at 4 o'clock thts .ftcrnoon at her home one mile north of Merkel. Death was caused by complica- ions following a fall received by County Buying Topic At Judges7 Session BROWNWOOD. March 25 Discussions of "Best Meth- ods ol Buying for Counties" and "Natlonal Recovery Work Relicf" were held at this afternoon's ses- sion of the semi-annual West Tex- as County Judges and Commission- ers association. County Judge J. N. Rlggs, Amar- and Commissioner John. Win- ters, Amarillo, leaders of Uie first discussion, urged budgeted spend- ing, systematic buying and use of purchasing agent. Dick Coffee, Vernon business man, who spoke On the second subject, urged ear- marking of J5.000.000 in federal funds to Texas for use on national recovery ways. wort projects on htgh- Uriffof Suhimery Sun Mercury Goes To 92 Mean Reading 19 Above Normal The sun began Us summer frolic In West Texas Friday, driving ther- mometers in Abilene to new sea- son high of 91! degrees. That mark was reached near 5 p.m., surpassing the former season top of SO degrees, recorded March 20. Mian temperature Friday was 18 degrees, against a normal for the date of 59. Last year Ihe maximum temper- ature on March 25 was 53 degrees, while minimum was 35. Minimum yesterday until 9 pjn. was 65. The Weather Mertel; sianley Thompson. Norlh Pan. [ef 0[ German populations Were to made, they would be made by HP: i.indfen. valley creek. I Germany without asking permission licenses which have been It ft I line to Warfield; and from Kcrmlt unclaimed at the office. I to Monahans. 1 Stork Calls Thrice; Four Babies Born Three by Hendrick Memorial She stork Rt Fri- Under War National Guards This Summer To Join Third Army Maneuvers day resulted In an Increase of four In population. There was one ret of twins: three of the ncw- :omcrs were The twins, a boy and girl, were born lo Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dobbins, 1025 Ijocust; a girl was tern to Mr. jnd Mrs. Roy Skaggs. 2738 Orange; ind tmotlicr to Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Welch, 610 Elm. More Taxes Lifted WASHINGTON. March the senate finance committee per- formed (mother major operation on ;ne house-approved revision bill Btl.iy. removing Us gift and estate ax provisions. AUSTIN, March stead of gotr.g to at Palaclos and Mlnrr.U Wells this summer. Tcxss national guards- men will be mobilized In Third Army maneuvers for Ihc biggest nillilary movement in the south since world-war training Eighty thousand men will be mo- bilized In Ihe Third army tor the first maw-lnvining In defense of the sauthern fronllcrs. These 80.000 will Include Iroons mobilized at San Antonio, where mosl of the division. Tex- as National Guard, and Sfith Cavalry brigade and motorized units of the militia likely will be assembled. The U. s. department has an- nounced that "In order to provide complete training, all the conditions of war will prevail except the use of live ammunition. "Troops will be shown a graphic view of the grim reality ol WRT." Definite tactical problems in de- fense, requiring at least four days and night In combat exercises, are scheduled; their nature and Ihc lo- cations where the tacllcal warfare will be carried on lo be vmdlscloscc until the mobllljfltion has been com- pleted. It Is the first time that Ihc Third army will have been mobilized com pletely vvnder conditions simulating defensive warfare. The mobilization will enllrcly re place the customary training en campmcnts at Palaclos and Mlnrra Wells, the army announced. Class Tt irntor hlRtl school "rr.nrlh Burktiarl. Clnylon, Wyllt. Rural declamation rattle .r Buffalo Gap; Kva iianln. lit Brar.ch: CIrf Walter. Vallty criffc. Merkel; U G. Elmmor.s, ilrton Ship. if-iVr "rrkel' R. Snow. Wylif. i Cla.'i B Mirri rcriool jenlor [His DlcX. Ovalo: Mary JftC F.ui- II MrrVd; Dkkerson. j Music memory, rjril and Elsie Roberts ot Hsmby. with perfect score. j Musif memory, ward Jo tonnan and Latalne Williams. Nprth Park, llcrt wllTi Hirld ana Gfneva nf Rae and Mie Dyer of Lawn, third. conlesl Ola Belle Walti. airil-y: Gere KIM, Cedar Gar: Bonnie Durr.lr. Tye. Ward flflh fradi ipellinK Taster Bell MtMilfen and IMell KraisMw; Helen Fare rrtrt and OU Satlemhlte, Lawn: Anna Ruth Bryan and DKrtene Mackey, Klmdale Rural fourth ard flflh piade srellinc AriOns and Honence VlooVrr. Anna Belle Williams and Roy T.tgfetl. litmby: P. and Billy Trailers. Church. Rural MuTf non. Buffalo fiap: Kennelh Ray Cun.IjTf. Hamby; LwaMthn Cole. Valley CreeV. Rural number 3. A. flwenj ard Reorce MacV Williams. Harr.by; Howard and Darlene Simmons. Buffalo Gap: Dftma Harris and DtveiLle HIKalns. Pan Braneh. ViKITT.M CtaiF A rtadr writer! (may) Dick Merkel. Cla.w B ready Ohrl'fine Mr- Trent: YflUM'.rtn BMm. BolltTIlr'.V, M'Mred Smith, Vs'ard Ttady Wylk: Gail D-jnbar. Ttufola; Marlt Best, Rural ready urilen Miyllli Jean sneed. Pr.ep: Charlie Chapmin. Hamby; Marina Ruth White Church. KverUt and Velma ScojUn, Wylie: Ajer RucVer Chrlsllnt XtfTxwt and LaVora Barnes. Trent. .anii.r.sr AMI VICI.VITVI rariiy TKXAS: Tartly riouily arfd cooler, l-i pnrllon Saturday; Sunday fair, warmer In the PanhAndle. showers, roller In and north portions Saturday: Monday parr- ly In ponlon. Mnnnir oouthcrly winds on Ihf thlft- fnr In northerly Sunday nlshl. Partly eleiiCj and eonler Saturoay: Sunday partly cloudy, warmer [n and north porllnnt. M'.IV MK.VICO: I n.ertled Satordai; pra- Final Quota Vote WASHINGTON. March Secretary Wallace announced today the official count of the farmer referendum held March 12 on In- voking marketing quotas on 193 cotton wss approved by 82.1 per cent of the growers who voted. The referenda required favorabli votes of 2-3 of those voting. baMy now north portion inlaj: iy without assing pc: of anyone. "If the world is deaf to all pleas for justice." he exclaimed, "then the Reich must take Justice Into its own hands. "X x x x our text is 'ntVn your- self and God will help you' and God has helped us." Site Selected For Anson Postoffice AN'SON'. March for An- son's new postofftce build- Ing will be the northeast corner of the square, adjoining the present posiofflcc on the cast. The location was chosen this morning. H includes three lots, pur- chased for a total of from the Tuesday Study club of Anson, the Anson chapter of the Daugh- ters of the Revolution and John D. Freeman of McGreg- or. A date (or receiving construction bids has not been ftxtd. Oil Deal WICHITA FALLS, March V. Hull and W- W. Silk. Wlch tta Falls oil operators, Friday nfter noon sold 370 acres oi their holt ings In Archer county lor to the Blackwell Oil company o Cutfi.ng, Okla. .and the Hplmerlc and Payne, Inc.. of Tiilsa. Terms o the sale were In cash fin in oil. ytinvl jrMr-May, 6131: SrSl; IWImy. UT Richer AUSTIN. March co-chewins Col. E. vetcta auctioneer from Skcdce. Okla., his coat here today and in less tha four hours actual running time so 62 leaser of University of Text land In West Texas for S48MOO. MRS. J. A. PATTERSON SR. rs. Patterson at her home at noon, er 83d birthday was passed in Feb- uary. Funeral will be held at 3 o'clock aturday afternoon from the Merkel ethodlst church, with burial fol- ding in a Merkel cemetery. Grand- ns will be pallbearers and.grand- aughters flower girls. Mrs. Patterson came to Taylor ounty with her husband, the late A. Patterson Sr.. 51 years ago, ettllng on Elm creek west of Abl- ene. Mr. Patterson died in Septem- er, 1934. Survivers include six sons. A. B., A., W. P., Homer. Herbert and Em- ictt Patterson; two daughters, Mrs. iola Newman and Mrs. Barbara IcCoy, all residents of Taylor coun- In nddition.'numerous grandchild- en, great grandchildren, and great ireat grandchildren also survive. C. X Patterson, county tax assessor- :ollector, is a grandson. Rising Star First Mason Succumbs RISING STAR, March eral for J. W. Clark, last surviving charter member of the Rising Star Masonic lodge, will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning In the Baptist church. A number of lodges will take part in the burial of Mr. Clark, who died at his home in Rising Star Friday morning-. The 88-year-old man had lived here since 1878 and was for 50 years a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas. Sino Planes Felled SHANGHAI, March declared to- day they had destroyed 30 Chinese fighting planes, shooting down 20 ot them, in a terrific air battle over Kwctteh. on the central front. ton, Branch; Junior COUNTY MEET, Ff. t, Paid Formers Of Texas WASHINGTON. March PftymcnU to Texas farmers under the 1936 Kgricultui.il conservation program to November 30, 1937, to- ihc agricultural AMERICA ASYLUM FOR FD Broadens Hull's Proposal Offers US Liberty To Political And Religious Refugees Of All Lands BV HAROLD OLIVER WARM SPRINGS. Ga.. March 25 President Roosevelt enlarged the scope of America's political re- fugee relief proposal today by as- serting It provided an asylum here not only lor Jews of Germany arid Austria, but for other oppressed minorities there are In all other lards. While primarily intended to as- sist Jews In Germany and seiwd he told press ronfer- ence lhat, under a policy adopted the time the American conttl- .in. t adjustment administration announc- 1 tullon was .being drawn, the help- ed today. For the country- including ad- rnlnistratlvc the payments totalled ing hand was esWndcd lo all races and within present vm- migration He replied affirmatively when a reporter asked whether It applied lo political and religious groups like Ihe Catholics under the Bar- celona government in Spain, Trotz- in Russia, and anti-fascists in Italy. He expressed belief requests for aid had come from ProteslanU and Catholics, as well as Jews, In centra! Europe. The president talked to reporters while sitting behind the wheel ol his new. five-passenger car. Hatless. he drove up with Wil- liam C. nullitt. American ambas- sador to France, and Basil O'Con- ner. former law partner. stop- ped In a dirt road in front of one of two press cottages. He discussed Secretary Hull's proposal Inviting nine European nations and the 20 other American republics to join the United States In setting up a committee to find private financial help in transfer- ring oppressed peoples to this and the other countries. He said no ncsv legislation would be required in the United Stales. In connection wltti Germany and Austria, he pointed cut that, under Ihe present law, the immigration quotas were merged when two countries became one political entity. Under the Hull proposal, 'Ger- many could send aboul Im-
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