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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               the 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV11, NO. 343. ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 2, PAGES Cnlted PRICE 5 CENTS Lufkin In Frome Killings FROME SUSPECT HELD AT ANGELO France Asks Conciliation In Czech Dispute Daladier Makes Formal Statement To Paris Envoy PARIS, May of- ficially asked Czechoslovakia today to adopt a in at- tempting to settle its differences with the Sudeten Germans with- out sacrificing Czechoslovak integ- rity. Putting into e.iect the decisions made in the Anglo-French talks at London last week. Premier Edouard Dalsdier and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet made a formal statement to Dr. Stefan Osusky, Czech minister to Paris. The min- ister will leave for Prague tonight to convey the message to President Eduard Benes. After conferring with Osusky, Daladier and Bonnet received Sir Eric Phipps. British ambassador, and acquainted him with their ac- tion. Britain's Minister Defends Treaty LONDON, May oral agreement between Britain and Italy over the delicate issue of Pal- estine was disclosed by Prime Min- ister Neville Chamberlain in the house of commons today as he faced an opposition onslaught on the Anglo-Italian pact signed at Rome April 16. The two powers had exchanged assurances that interests of the ether in Palestine would be re- spected. Chamberlain announced. Vigorously defending his policy of realistic dealing with Europe's I dictators, the prime minister said the Rome agreement was the first great step toward a "saner state in Europe." As he spoke, in opening debate on the Rome pact, Premier Musso- lini was preparing to welcome to- morrow his partner in the totali- tarian Berlin-Rome axis, Adolf Eit- 1ST. Chamberlain closed Ms 43-minute j_j v CLi LiiCiC ill iCTJLCi CLi MAS v- -VrL t muted once or twice a week to Van T_ .Whitfield -Davidson sounding the law docket and disposing of four j speech py _ "repuoiaimg- tns- idea Horn to practice surgery. Prev- criirofial cases in which defendants pleaded guilty. iouslv had lived at cases were to.'.be.lEsumed in the afternoon.sessic..... Calif Be-keiey home of] Attorney Clyde Eastus announced, that the entire criminal r'docket i likely will be cleared by neon tomorrow. Only one contest case is listed- C- B. Self pleaded guilty to a j--------------------------------------------- charee of defraud by mail him. counts. The defendant, who had j Rubber Gloves Clue Leads To Arrest Of Pair Both Suspects Guests At Hotel Of Two Women EL PASO, May j Investigators into the slaying j of Mrs. Weston G. Frcme and i her daughter, Nancy, today i questioned two physicians, one j at Lirfin-P, and one at i San Ang-elo, as posiible sus- j pects. j r, HAS CRIMINAL RECORD The finding of a pair of rubber gloves, wrapped in a. San Fran- cisco newspaper, along with other articles that may have been part of the Frome baggage, near Bal- morhea, made probable the theory that the murders were committed EL PASO, ficials at San today eliminated Dr. Romano Nich- olas Trotsky from investigation of the murders of Mrs. Weston G. Frcme and her daughter, Nancy. "We questioned him at length abont the Frome case, but we do not believe he was involved in Deputy Sheriff White DR. ROMANO NICHOLAS TROTSKY said. by a person with medical knowl- edge. The fact that both suspects stay- ed at the hotel where the Frome women lived also fitted with Sher- iff Fox's theory that the two Bsrk- leyites were slain by an acquaint- made in SI Paso. i Trotsky, who has a long criminal j record, abandoned his wife and, baby in Las Cruces a few days j fore" the Frcme murders. He had j lived there three months and coin- j GUILTY PLEAS TAKEN IN FOUR CASES AS U. S. COURT OPENS Only .One Contested Case In Prospect As Criminal Docket Is Resumed Soring term of federal district court opened here today with Judge FOR INVENTORY WITH IL Hitler Leaves For Rome FISHERMEN HAVE LAKE ABILENE Berlin Gives Der Fuehrer Big Send-Off Meeting With 11 Duce Tomorrow Will Be Third the Fromes. two de- who Las Cr es, N. M., unae See SUSPECTS, Pg- CoL 6 Abilene's Postal Receipts Continue To Gain In Month case restitution is made within sis i montns. Ernest W. Wilkinson, also plead- ing guilty to a charge of defraud by mail, was given 50 days in jafl on the first count and 13 months in El Reno prison, suspended, on the second charge. Others pleading guilty to crim- inal charges were J, H. Kiney and L. H. Gibbs. Abilene, charged with B Pioneer Settler Of Area Buried that "it is impossible for democracy iqjternza. jand undsrstand- with "states of authoritarian Chamberlain cited President Roosevelt's approval of the Anglo- Italian accord. Khoda Dem To Push Dance Ticket Drive Proceeds To Go into Milk Fund An extensive campaign to boost _ _ the milk fund for Abilene school resident'of this section I children will be started today by the possession and concealing of Viftv rears Khoda Deru club, sponsor of a ben- TST Twnri TrhiisTrpv psrh fi-nftri SilOfi fl.'. _.. efir TVirisr nf. t.Vip W. E. Brown, 84 Dies At Home Of Daughter Mav E crease 01 Si.082.78. I Cases set on the law docket were Mrs- Jane Catkins of Livingston.. Gain IP postal business over follows" M- a brother. N. C. Brown of i t j. CUUUKi Oi LCU. X liC1 V Ui   et ai, May g. Q K_ i ana _ 16 great granacralaren also mmgv go an all-time record ousiness year j Cox T5_ General American Life In- i sismve. Uoward the underprivileged for the local postoffice. ________jsurance Co.. May 12. subject to! iir- borri -tennes-! other settings: Manson James vs. i see- 2T- 1S53- He mar- j General American Life Insurance ,ned to Martna _Jane Whicehead. Co.. Mav 12. subject to previous 17' 1SS4' ine movsd settings; Iva Glynn Guthrie vs. :to West' Texas in 18S5. settling near i Western Casualty and Surety Co.. i Cove- May 6 C. W. Guthrie vs. Sunrsv i -tie an active Mason until his Oil" Co.. May O. B. Dunlap vs. failed a. few years ago. What is Your News I. tt? cnuoren. Price of tickets to the dance is Spring Checks Hailstorm Damage Earnest E. Hanev. May 10: Clar- Arrangements were under the di- ence Lane vs. Earnest E. Haney. of Spill funeral home. May 10; W. P. Bodine vs. Floyd H. Glasford. hearing on motion to re- mand. May 12. Others listed on the docket were John Kenr Owens vs. United States of America, offer and compromise pending, case passed: Will P. Ed- wards vs. United States of Amer- Complete Jury In 42d District Court ica. offer and compromise pending, case passed: Ben Faulkner vs. (Phillips Petroleum Co.. dismissed: IR. E. Lvnch vs. Phillips Petroleum iCo.. motion to continue nassed un- a venir? of 18 tm BIG SPRING. May i Spring: checked damage today from a brief but severe hailstorm late j Sunday, when stones smashed win- j dow panes, tore holes in cars and i damaged roofs. George Neel, caught I in the storm, was knocked uncon- scious by one of the stones, but was e in tnis term not seri'ously hurt, Some of the stones measured nine inches in circumference. The hail flurry was only momen- ary, and was accompanied by lit- First jury to s of 42d district court was completed this morning for the cise of Mrs. C. McCain et vs. Octain Oil Re- fining company, a suit- for dam- ages. The jury was completed from i and court was I______1 his afternoon. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part ques- tion. 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80. good. Answers on page 7. 1. Identify tais prime minis- ter who went to London to ne- gotiate a trade treaty between his country and Great Britain. 2. Konrad Henlein, leader of the pro-Nazi Sudeten German party, demanded autonomy Tor the Germans living in Czechoslovakia. True or false? 3. What midwestern governor, a supporter of the New Deal since 1932, attacked the na- tional administration for not working out a "sound, compre- hensive" program of recovery? 4. Why did the labor depart- tnft'nt deportation pro- ceedings against Harry Bridges, Pacific coast CIO maritime leader? 5. In what staie were 45 tilled m JA Adopt Limit On Size Of Warships til docket sounded: Gordon Whit- f aker vs. Hartford Accident and In- j ,extr ca" set -or 9 demnitv Co., judgment of S250 for Weonesaay morning. plaintiff by agreement: Gulf Colo-! Of ths cnminal cases set for to- rado and Santa Fe Railway Co. vs. j bonds of S1-000 each WASHINGTON. May Sweetwater Cottonoil Co.. contin- i forfsiteci upon non appearance of The senate adopted today sn ued awaiting action of ICC: Pan-! Joe Totten, charged in one case i amendment to the "h driving while intoxicated and 1 naval expansion bill which would another with failure to stop and prevent the construction of battle- handle and Santa Fe Railway Co. vs. Sweetwater Cottonoil con- Fishin' Is Fine Anglers Find Sportsmen Out In Droves For Season Opening The is fine. The crappie are hungry and the bass can be enticed with the right innq of. that makes -the anglers, Kappy.. "They went-to "the yesterday for the opening'' iiie fishing season; it made May 1- the Fourth -of July, as the bank- fishermen, the waders an-1 those who angle from boats turned out by scores. They were on hand when trie first peek, of dawn cams and it was darkness that sent them away. As the first light began to glow behind a cloud in the east a drowsy fisherman sleeping at the entrance to Lake Abilene sprang into ac- tivity. He had put his automobile cushion on the ground. Nearby, four more anglers piled out of a car. A whole party sleeping on the picnic tables just down the way dozed for another ten minutes. Headlights flashed on the .winding road from Buffalo Gap. Lakekeepcr Doc Seabolt started writing fishing permits. He even had to have help. The day's total was 324 permits. The first motor boat clicked off from the boat landing. Then others followed, each angler bound for a spot where the bass would, in his opinion, be lurking. Mrs. Sonny Sayles lives out Buffalo Gap way landed the first bass of the morning, better than a four pounder, while her husband locked on from the other end of the boat. Later in the that it was ten o'clock in the these two had their limit, five bass apiece, and went home to dress them. Bob Rankin. the eternal sports- man, mixed fish- stories with his fishing, but landed a couple of pret- ty bass. No. he didn't land both of them at once; but he can tell you a good story about the time he did. By 7 o'clock, there was only standing room about the pump stand at the Lake Abilene dam. The crappie were feeding in that part of the lake, as well as some others. The wo- men and children gathered around, and it didn't take long for them to start showing off their string of fish. Seabolt had to stop several of these ar.glers before 10 o'clock, because they had caught their limit. Yes, and there's a new regulation that says 10 crappie is a day's fishing at either Lake Abi- Sce AXGLERS, Tg. 9, CoL S The pole fishermen really had fun yesterday at Lake Abilene. .They came out in droves to inaugurate the fish- ing season, along with the ar- tificial bait boys. Top photo, made from the water outlet tcwer, was a typical scene al- most any time between dawn and dark. They were having luck 10 o'clock several the bani anglers had to stop because they had caught their limit of 10 crappie. Biggest success story of the day among the bass fishermen features the name of Mrs. Sonny Sayles. (bottom photo) who started off just after sun- rise by landing a four-pounder plus. Then she landed a three- pounder-plus and she and her husband ilefO together took the limit, of ten apiece. '.Reporter-News Staff Photos by Ms-urine East-us HOG.) Publisher Of Amarilio Dies Japanese Fear Sino Terrorists BERLIN, May i Reichsf uehrer, Hitler and ids j retinue of Germany's leaders i left today for his state visit to Italy. His special train pulled out for Rome at p. m. a. m., E. S. T.) KAIL STATION' JAMMED Berlin's population gave the fueh- rer a tremendous send-off. Thous- ands jammed the Anhalter railway station which was decked with, bunting and greenery. The city's Italian colony appear- ed in fall force as the ruler of Germany departed to make with Premier Mussolini an inventory of their common alignment; confront-" ing Europe's changing political con- ditions. There hare been three sifenifi-. cant developments since the nazi- fascist colleagues met at Munich last September 25, and these may well determine the nature of their future collaboration although the German public has been cautioned not to expect any sensational an- nouncements. Plrsfc is- Fuehrer Hitler's bringing of Austria into greater Germany ott March 12, putting German troops at Brenner Pass on Mussolini's back; doorstep. (Rome officially has af- firmed its endorsement of Austro- Gennan union, but there have been some- unofficial indications- re- flentment at the nearness of .4 strong foreign army.) Second is Mussolini's entrance in- to a friendship agreement witii Britain on April 15. and Frenctt and British speculation that might be the wedge for efforts the two democracies to win Musso- lini from the German-Italian front. Both Berlin and Rome, however, have affirmed continued strengtrt of their accord. ANGLO-FREXCH ACCORD Third is the understanding ed last Thursday by the British and French prime ministers for increas- ed cooperation by their armed for- ees in the event of war under af unified command. The visit to Italy will be cloaked in splendor, and outwardly will ba Premier Mussolini's return of tha hospitality shown him on his visifc to Germany last fall. (The meet- ing tomorrow will be their third, Hitler visited Mussolini in Venics in 1934.) Official informants say no ne'W treaties will be announced, but the make-up of the delegation accom- panying the fuehrer indicated thai visit would be more than pursly Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Gaus. legal expert of the foreign office, is s, member of the party. Not socially inclined, it seems unlikely he would go along if there were not in pros- pect some type of agreement. tinued for action of ICC; J. D. render aid. ships larger than tons unless Moore, et ux, vs. J. C. Morris, et charging burglary to the president determines that oth- i Andrew Polk were passed until' c-r nations arc building larger war- See COURT, Pp. 9. Col. 6 May 16. ships. WITH WEDNESDAY 'Cutest Kid' No. 383 Entered In Photo Contest The Weather ABILENE and vicinitv; Partlv oniR.it y TEXAS: Psrtlv- Donald Bay Douglas of Sylvester edition. May 8. was entry No. 383 in the "Cutest Kid" contest early this afternoon, with Tuesday and Wednesday still remaining for parents to enter their children. in the mornings. Perhaps that's why 65 children j 2 p. m. to 5 p. rn.. giving were brought to the studio this j photographer a rest during morning. On the other har.d. it j mid-day. Prom the Thurman studio last i may be week came the request for all per- handle, sons who could to have their may be the beginning of a rush which, says the photographer, it almost impossible With less than 30 minutes out for lunch, he was back in studio making pictures this after- children photographed for the contest before Wednesday, since noon after a record morning of To aid in the winding up of the 64 children's sittings. contest, he has requested that Besids childrer from Abilene. parents observe closely these studio there were entries from Merkcl, ;xs COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., I May 2 Dr. Joseph Elbert i Texas Panhandle's greatest minis- j ters. educators and newspaper pub- i ushers, died at a hospital here early i today. He had undergone a major oper- ation Thursday. Dr. Nunn established the Ama- rillo Daily News in 1910 as a news- paper favoring prohibition. In 1925 i Gene Howe. Wilbur Hawk and as- Isociates established the Globe in Amarilio and next year bought the JNcws from Dr. Nunn. whose name i remained on the News' masthead as the founder. j Dr. Nunn was bom Sept. 23, j 1851. in Adair county. Kentucky-. fHe joined the Baptist church and an active worker the remain- der of his life, spending many years in the pulpit. He was grad- :uated from LaGrange college at :LaGrange, Mo., in 1S72 and later 'aught in the Baptist seminary at Eminence and had charge of the i seminary at Bagdad, Ky. He married Miss Lettie Hamlet. a teacher at the Bagdad institution, ;in 1879. She died in 1919. Pour children were J. Lindsay n, Texas and Kentuck news- Spa per man: Mrs. Horace B. Gooch ct Colorado: and two children who jcied yeirs ago. Dr. Tructt I ill SHANGHAI May The danger cf widespread terrorism re- vived war t-ension in Shanghai to- day .as reports circulated that thousands of Chinese guerillas had slipped into the cifcy to harass the Japanese. PATROLS DOUBLED International Settlement police doubled their patrols and searched refugee camps for guerrillas, equip- i ped with firearms and explosives, hiding there. The arrest of two bomb throw- ers, after an attempt to blast a truck loaded with Japanese soldiers, and information more than 2.000 terrorists had infiltrated the city, aroused police apprehensions. One report said special agents of the National Salvation as- sociation and other patriotic or- Sec SIXO-JAP, Pg. 9, Col. g Mayor To Start Softball Season At 7 This Evening Seven o'clock this evening Is tha time for beginning of ceremonies incident to opening of the city softbail season. M. Shaw, Sportsman club presi- dent, announced this morning the McMurry college Indian band wil! be on hand to play, prefacing the throwing of the first pitch by Mayor W. W. Hair. The first game of the evening, Sawanis vs. Lions, will begiri promptly at p. m. The place is the new Sportsman park. South 14th and Peach, The price of admission to all ig 10 cents. SOLONS HEAR LA Recovery Committee Advocated there can be no proofs on that j hours: j Tyc. Sylvester. Buffalo Gap, Ovalo. day's pictures before a selection is 8 a. m. to 13 o'clock noon, bring- j Hamlin. Baird, Old Glory, Clyde, IQT baby, ling children as early as possible j View, Lamesa. s 9 7S Jl Midnight..... Sunrise Sunset 7 p.m. 7 a.m. thermometer iW ftfi CLCUOY 79 7.-0 p.m. S3 70 M 1 DALLAS, May Dr. George W. Truett. pastor of the First Bap- Itist church and president of the World Baptist Alliance, was ill 'with influenza at a rospital (Bay- loj-i here toe ay. His attending physician said he jdid not consider Dr. Truett's illness to be critical. WASHINGTON, May Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York proposed today that congress set up a "permanent recovery i mittee" and instruct it to work out a program for submission to a spe- cial session in the fall. LaGuardia appeared before a house appropriations subcommittee in his capacity as president of the United States conference of mayors organization cf the heads of large cities. He said he had endorsed the president's spending-lending pro- gram, but urged that it be made. sufficiently flexible so all parts of j the country would benefit. I William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, I endorsed the spending-lending plan earlier as a means of meeting ditions caused by an unemployment increase he said had totaled 000 since September. Green appeared at a closed sion of the committee. When he left he told reporters he had "re- ferred to the seriousness of the isting economic system" and had "recommended that congress prove the recommendations of tUd president"   

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