Abilene Reporter News, May 1, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 01, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas ftlene Reporter 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FWENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV! I, NO. 343. CAT, ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1938TH1RTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. PRICE 5 CENTS FRANCE, ENGLAND AGREE- Next Troops Mass For Russia's May Day Fele Soviet Arranges Show Of Power, Flays Neighbors MOSCOW. April May day manifesto issued by the Com- munist international today called upon socialist and trade union in- ternationals C'lo form, a united workers' front against Japanese, German and Italian aggression." The appeal was published as thousands of troops and hundreds of war weapons were massed in Moscow for Soviet Russia's mili- tary display in Red square tomor- row in celebration of May day. SHOW OF POWER "The May day review of revolu- tionary forces of the international proletariat- has unusual and milit- ant significance this the manifesto said. "Never since the j World war has there been such a j sharp international situation as at j present." j That tomorrow's demonstration! would be a show of nati'onal might j rather than a display of proletar- I iansim was emphasized in newspa- i pers, which referred to the parade j as a "review of our mobilized read- iness." May day preparations confirmed rumors of a further- purge in the j Red army, when the names of three I high, officers were omitted from j orders in connection with the j parade. The officers were Marshal A. I. Yegoroff, vice commissar of de- fense; Commander I. Beloff, stationed at Minsk in Soviet White Hussia; and Gen. E. Dybenko, commander of the strategically im- portant Leningrad military district. Humors of their removal had cir- culated since February without con- firmation. All three of the officers were members of a court- martial which sentenced eight generals to death last June. NEIGHBORS DENOTT-NCED The May day manifesto said "one i fourth of humanity" was at war j and-that Germany was threatening Caechoslovakis. France. Belgium, Switzerland, the Nether- lands, the Balkans and the Scand- inavian countries in an effort to get raw materials and manpower "for great- war'' against Soviet Russia. Great Britain also was cenounc- ed and accused To share i a gcoa Geal more to tnis China Janan and weslern Czechoslovakia, nestling against Germany, is Bohemia. tinely 'f center is Slovakia d .Va f i _ it is. first of all. tnat small piece of thrsovfet-' r J____I r_____i I Czechoslovakia called Bohemia that The manifesto said the respon- i Eifaillty of the United States, Britain j ana France in the various conflicts; lay in their tolerance of facist ag- gression. i "War is not to be avoided by per- j mitting investigators to rob and kill j other it continued. "Wars j are averted by a firm policy of j timely curbing of the fascist rob- bers.'1 i SPEECH HALTED STABBING YOUNG To Hitler Europe Focuses Eyes On Rome j Fuehrer's Visit I With Mussolini 1 Closely Watched By the Associated Press LONDON, April is Adolf j Hitler's move in the European game j j which may involve war or another i change in the map. i I Little Czechoslovakia, the republic bom in the World war, is the dan- ger spot. HITLER, DUCK WATCHED There, with May day to be cele- I brated tomorrow, the government i I banned political demonstrations in j S an effort to prevent possible racial i and party clashes at a time when j Konrad Henlein, leader of the j country's minority of Ger- mans, is demanding a change in j the nation's foreign policy and j autonomy for his followers. But the prime action next week is focused, not in Praha but in Rome, j Benito Mussolini there holds the I j balance of power, "with one hand S j clasping Hitler's in -the Rome-Ber- i lin line-up and ihe other clasping i I British Prime Minister Neville j I Chamberlain's under the Anglo- i Italian acord. Three Escape Jail Congress Shies From Squabbles, Looking To End Landing-Spending, And Tax Revision Principal Aims '1938 MOTHER' As the "Nazi menace'' grows, these neatly camouflaged ar- mored cars participated in de- fense maneuvers near Prague, Czechoslovakia. NAZIS FEAST EYES ON VAST CZECH INDUSTRIAL REGIONS Political Penetration Seen As Hitler's Best Bet To Bring Nation Into Fold Hitler is going to Rome Tuesday to renew, and some, think, to strengthen, the German-Italian working agreement which may be- come an answer to the highly i dramatized renewal of the long- i standing Anglo-French accord to work together if Germany should become a menace. WASHINGTON. April Congress' aversion to doing much about anti-trust or other contro- versial matters at this session be- came manifest increasingly today and administration leaders concen- trated on whipping President Roose- velt's iending-spending program in- to shape for an early vote. Informed legislators said primary concern of most members was to complete action still pending phases of the lending-spend- ing program, clean up the tax re- vision bill and a few other measures and get back home to their political fence-mending. MONOPOLY PROBE BAN Talk of adjournment between May 15 and June 15 raised an obstacle to action this year on the abolition of bank holding companies, a field in which the president asked prompt legislation in his monopoly message yesterday. But legislators generally agreed there was a good chance of funds Norman Thomas, national being. voted? Roosevelt requested an investigation of the "concen- tration of economic control. Many members expressed belief the adjournment urge precluded NORMAN THOMAS Thomas Claims Police Kidnaped Socialist Leader Stopped In May Day Eve Speech JERSEY CITY, N. J, April 30 Mrs. Grace Noll Crowell of Dallas, was selected the erican Mother of 1938" by the Mothers day committee of the Golden Rule foundation in New York, and signal honors will be paid her on Mother's Day. ler may be willing to do about Czechoslovakia. THREE MAIN STEPS chairman of the Socialist party, returned to Journal Square tonight from where he was seized earlier by police as he attempted to make a speech, and charged he was "kid- naped by officials." "I was not arrested but kidnap- ed by officials, some in uniform and Abilene Bands Add To Laurels any chance forcing a vote this What, really, does Germany want in Czechoslovakia? Protection for Germans living within Chechoslovakian another, im- mensely more practical, economic advantage? The following article throws new light on this delicate mid-European political situation. By JOHN T. FLYNN Slowly the shape of Hitler's nest act in Czechoslovakia becomes i national honor and independence. clearer. But the real reason why Hitler wants Czechoslovakia is gen- I Economic Preferential trade eraUy ignored. What is he driving at? agreements with Czechoslovakia, if News columns talk of deep racial hunger of the Gsr- diplomacy should fail, to free that France and Great Britain, who steps on an effort a peacemud solution of t] Slovak minority problem: These are: ment. "I was forcibly put on a {.ferry boat for New "Fork, as were others not even guilty of the of- fense of coming to Jersey City to session of the beleaguered hour bill, for which the house rules j committee refused legislative right- j of -way yesterday. i HEARINGS END MONDAY Meanwhile, a house appropriations Seizing Arms, Montague Trio Flees On Foot One Desperado Is Brother Of Notorious Bandit MONTAGUE, April 30 i (AP) Three men, one a, j "brother of the notorious Eay- I mond Hamilton, made a suo cessful break from the Monta- I gue county jail here tonight after stabbing- the jailer. Officers throughout the Northl Texas area notified and wam- j eel that the men were armed. The three were Floyd Hamilton, brother of Raymond, and Huron Walters and Sndn Goodspeed. Kenneth. Chandler, son of the sheriff. Mrs. H. T. Chandler, was cut with a knife by one of the men. He -was not seriously hurt, Alter overpowering the jailer, i the three armed themselves with. j an automatic shotgun and a re- volver taken from, the jail arsenal. Hamilton and Walters -were be- ing held in connection with the re- cent looting of Binggold drug store. At the time .nearly the en- tire stock of the store was taken. i Goodspeed had been convicted of horse theft in Wichita county. Kenneth Chandler, pi, had gone up to the jail about 8 o'clock- The prisoners asked him to get them some cheese and coffee and he agreed to do so. On his return, j one of the- men stabbed Chandler in the leg and the three overpow- to Berlin and Praha to seek modification of German demands on Czechcsloyakia and Czechoslovak acceptance of as many as possible, consistent with make a speech. I have every in- tention of taking whatever legal ac- tion is possible against Mayor Pfenk Eagtie .and iiis, grand fascist administration." GUARDED BY POLICE A crowd of 303 milled about a local newspaper office where Ui UCCp i C.U1C11 I i Hi, iilii.Lii.ei Vi i-IitS JJMii i.v. o i man Fatherland for her three million sons in Czechoslovakia. But there Cation of economic dependence on i ,_T Federal Court Opens Monday j is important. In Bohemia EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS by the Winters schools, a program "will be presented Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the high school building in observance of May day and Na- tional Music week. Mary Maddox will be crowned May Queen and Sedric Poe king of the affair. are those 3.500.000 Germans who make the desperate racial issue. But more important j than Germans is somthing else. In i Bohemia there are the great Skoda j munitions plant. These plants are now largely dominated by the; Schneider-Creusot concern. French i munition magnates.. They supply j the munitions of Czechoslovakia, i Rumania. Yugoslavia and Poland, j But besides this there are impor- t-ant pig iron and steel, textiles and many highly developed industrial production ulants. lignite, ccal and a. m. with Judge T. "WnitneiQ Dav- chemicals. I idson on the bench. j XEED FACTORIES After calling of the docket and' if Adolph Hitler can sdd this setting of civil matters, the court Middle-European Pittsburgh to will plunge into crfmins! cases. hs 7'in r.ave' greatly en-i light criminal docket probably will Only one case has been added since announcement of the crimin- Quick Disposal Foreseen For Criminal Docket Spring term of federal district court will open hers Monday at 10 Germany. two democracies have let Europe know they are putting more faith in the power of their rearmament through co- ordination of their land, air and naval forces. Beyond the steps to preserve peace in Czechoslovakia lies the greater objective of European ap- peasement. The measure of success in the un- dertaking concerning Czechoslo- shouted loudly "We tvant; Thomas. i We want Thomas." Thomas left the building with his wife and his brother. Dr. Evenn Thomas, and police escorted them to a Hudson tube station. Police guarded ail entrances to the sta- tion until the Thomas group had boarded a train. Thomas charged "an officer hit removed from my automobile." Thomas, who was removed from ___. l rt A t i, vasia may aetenmne whether the his automobile as he attempted to two_ western powers will make a j address a May dav eve meeting -resajtart- in the search for a gen- his only reason for returning was i "to find out what haooened to inv ssatioDs between tiie general wife and other American citizens i Britain and France, start- Get Top Division Ratings In Region Tests At Angelo Abilene's high school and elemen- subcommittee agreed tentatively to i j dent's" public "works "and relief bill j bulging trophy case when j _________ and have it ready for house con- they won more laurels at the West! took his sideration the following Monday. Texas, regional band contests at San the jail arsenal. MsT-rvr "Pinrplln nf "New I __ __ wounc. He refused and the keys and opened ir Fiorello LiaGuardia of T York and the leaders of _ ana 5at- labors two major 31! a? than, musicians from any oth- ca loot apparenar left principal witnesses at final hearings. Abilene high school will be host Representative Woodrum May 19 to 21. For Jailbreokers an influential member of commi considering the sub- imiuenuai memoer ox suo- of three band disclosed the group was elementary honor isidering a proposal to put- an end i hlgh school orchestra "and the i _ I CC Day's Grace Given On Cow Permits I but in marching as well. j It was the second major victorv within the week for the Eagle band, A radio cail for all officers snd all cars to be on the lookout for jailbreakers from Montague 1 county was put out last night by I Abilene police headquarters. Officers here received word of he break by radio from Wichita police. The dispatch said the made their escape in a Ply- mouth coupe license 333-215. It At the annual West Texas "chamber that they were "very aan- of commerce convention in Wich- eral German settlement. Conver staffs o: ed in March. 1936. after Hitler remilitarized the Hhineland, were scheduled to be resumed next month. and armed with an auto- matic shotgun and two automatic pistols." Lila Fern Martin, city secretary said last, night, Owners may file applications and obtain permits Monday at- the city secretary's office. Miss Martin said for the coming year. SOLO WINNERS In solo contests. Abilene entrants won the following: Saretta Morrow, violin, first divi in .tiitler-Hague fiefdom." His wife and brother had visited carters earlier to incuire of i. Police Chief Harry J. Walsh as to De l2LSP chari.ce j vision: Dorothy Aman. violin, first i t i last night however that this would ision: Iinagene Page, violin, first di- his whereabouts. Germany's economic re- But he will have done far docket last week. Annual meeting froin Forl: ws Trans: errec :he case of the United States vs. Ross A. Brady. of the Children's County Council for Nolan county will be held May j charged with receiving stolen goods 5 at o'clock at the Newman high school auditorium. riched sources more In his book "Mem Hitler said: "We shall stop cur eternal driving toward i-e South and West arjd turn our eyes to land in the East. When we speak today of more territory in Europe we can only think in the first instance of Rus- states under ROTAN muncipal and Irom interstate shipment. sia and the border Deputy Clerk Ida M. James was i suzeral-ty." notified by Judge Davidson of the Hitler was of course speaking of setting of several civil suits. Deck- that is the par: cy hearing in the matter of Clyde fields are precious to Germany. The Slldon Young, et al. debtors, peti-' border states are chiefly parts of tion for review on findings of the i Lithuania, parts of Poland. Czechc- conciliation commissioner, to be fol- Slovakia ar.d her Balkan allies. And by a sui: in equity, securiiy; Czechoslovakia is a magnificent Benefit Association vs. City of Cisco.; pathway across Europe to within Two case? in law. o. B. Dunlap.; roites of the Ukraine. vs. Earnest E. Har.ey. and Clar-i POWERFUL ALLIES ence Lane vs. Earnest E. Har.ey. j Does were set for Tuesday. May 10. These Baby Edition I Due Next Week Entries Reach 318 With Three Days Remaining Or.e week from today, the Abilene Reporter-News will present .the "cutest kids" of Abilene and this area. Their photographs will be the fea- Work to city engineers on completion of paving of main street. "traces day" will be held Monday. May 2. with people of the large territory sur- turs of a special Baby edition. 2 planned as the climax to childhood MORE TWINS ARRIVE Yesterday, the entries in the con- test had reached SIS. with three Bradbury DiVt Head For Library Group Bryan Bradbury, state represent- ative. has been appointed district i chairman in the people's library movement. j The organization, statewide in scope, was formed in January, with the purpose of promoting free cir- j libraries and more ex- j tensive library service, particularly j in the rural areas. i Mrs. J. B. Day of Rotan is vice- i chairman for this district. Brac- {bury has announced he wT i point chairmen this week for the following 12 counties, which coir.- Xlls C15 CT? nan. Jonss. Stephens. Haskell. Mitchell, Nolan. Fisher. Scurry Shackelford, Taylor and Throck- inortcn. tion would be taken against owners j without permits. i Up to noon yesterday 208 per- mits had been approved and 43 additional applications had been Last night Miss Martin division: Jerry Stephens, comer- first division: S. R. Friecsam. first division: Guy Kemper. saxophone and dram, majoring, first division in each, and Bill Sanders, first di- Texans In-Congress -I Eye Home Politics No West Texas Fights Brewing 35 petitions went unapprovea yester- Mclntosh. Dorothv Aman and Jack day because sa.nr.ary department; Dressen, also won first division. Each of the soio winners will be medals, while the three bands will receive as many hand- some trophies. R. T. Bynurn. band and orchestra workers were unable to find :irr.e to inspect the pens. The Weather ABILENE and virin-ty: Partly cloudy today. WEST Tt.XAS: Partly clondy today and i Monday; in north portion Monday. EAST TKXAS: J'artly clocdy today and Monday: tnundcrsnowrrs in norlfi portion Monday. OKLAHOMA: Partly clondy today, fol- lowed by thundrrshotvtr? to- nicfr "r Monday. Cooler Monday. NEW MEXICO: Partly clondy today and Monday: warmer Monday, Ranee of ysrstrrdaj: A.M. HOCK rounding invited to come to Anson probably will take three days for a day's program that will in- for trial to be followed by another case in law. w. P. Bodine vs. Floyd H. Glasfard. mean tnat tne German rill soon march into Czecho- An attack upon Czecho- Slovakia will be a very different Stolen F.M. X5 See NAZIS FEAST. Ps. 3. CoL 4 elude boxing, amateur contest, jig and buck and swing dance contest and a photograph contest of the best scenes in Jones county. will go on sale Monday for the second free summer rodeo to begir May 7. This is the year of free summer entertain- ment for Merkei citizens. BIG annual boy sccut roundup to be held here Mav tSf nnn Hardm-Simmons university con-, Helen Margaret followed. ,o scours iioitt ID counties m eluded its fifth annual high school: after which Frank Selfridg dent of the studen IN FIFTH ROLE AS Hardin-Simmons University Goes On Parade Before West Texas High School Seniors Wednesday. Three sets of twins joining the parade Saturday brought the" con- testants in the special division for twins to seven pairs. Twins en- tered yesterday were Donald Have p. m. The car had and Dorothy Faye Brown. 426 Mil-: Texas license No. A86-704 I35