Abilene Reporter News, May 14, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 14, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT, OR Wim OFFENSE TO FRIEXDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 355. Press ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 14, PAGES lotted PRICE 5 CENTS REMARKS DIRECTED AT U. II Duce Challenges Democracies On War Threats OUTGROWTH OF OIL Britain And Mexico Part London Taunted On Its Failure REUNION WITH 'WHITE HIBISCUS' Payment Made On Losses in Revolutions MEXICO CITY, May i (UP) Mexico, angered by j Great Britain's methods in de- inanding- a claims annuity of j suspended diplomatic j relations with the British gw- j eminent today and taunted it! with failing- to pay its own gi-1 Auntie debts. LEGATION' CLOSED President Lazaro Cardenas recall- ed Primo Villa Michel. Mexican minister at London, and the lega- tion personnel, and ordered the legation closed indefinitely. For- eign Minister Eduardo Kay handed Owen St. C. O'Malley, the British .minister, a check for and. in a note informing him of the president's action, said: "May I be allowed, however, to call your excellency's attention to the fact that not even powerful states with ample resources at their disposal can boast of having fulfilled their monetary obliga- There seemed no doubt that Hay to remind Britain that it owed more, than (B) to the United States on its war debt. What a high and unimpeachable srovemment source called a sus- Commissioners Table Proposal On Plumbers Ordinance Dies For Second On Final Reading 'JEWISH BLACKMAIL' NAZI TENNIS ACE SENTENCED IN MORALS CASE An j BERLIN, May Baron 1 Gottfried von Cramm, Germany's I greatest tennis player, was sen- tenced to one year in prison today j on immorality charges at a trial in which a story of "Jewish black- mail" and a blighted honeymoon i was announced by the court. According to the verdict as read, I von Cramm was blackmailed for 1 between and for the ordinance proposed for the J purpose of requiring all journey- j act for which he was sentenced. i men plumbers to work at the di- j The verdict said that von j rection of a master plumber was j Cramm s "service to German sport tabled by the city commission yes- j was in his favor when it came to I terday after Commissioner lAician 1 consideration of his sentence" but Webb's motion that it be passed on cn the other hand "he damaged i final reading died for want of reputation of German sport." second. j verdict- pointed out that von j The plumbing issue had been be- j Cramm "suffered economic loss by j fore the commission for a month. in the form cf an ordinance passed four weeks ago on first reading. It I would have required a journeyman plumber to work under the direc- Judson Boke. paroled from San Quentin prison where he was serving a sentence for em- bezzlement, was reunited in Loci. Calif., with his wife. Hel- en. "White over whom he killed a college poet. They are shown as they met. ready to start life a Wash- ington ranch. SIDENT ACCUSES FOREIGN POWERS IN REVOLT ion of a master plumber; other- j wise the city grant no per- mit; for the work nor give approval after the job was finished, i Raymond Choate. representing I master plumbers, asked yesterday i for a vote. He plumbers did j not favor an amendment proposed last week that men employed by the month as upkeep men be ex- empted. "That would cover all types of plumbing." he declared, j i MAT OPPOSE LICENSES j j "If this does not said j Choatt. "master plumbers are going i j to ask to be relieved of the re- j quirements for bond and licenses now set up by a city Under the plumbing ordinance now in effect, a man must pay a j S20 examination fee if he wishes to become a journeyman plumber. If he passes the plumbing board, he i is granted a license as a journey- man. j A master or contracting plumber j goes before the same board, paving j i a S3 examination fee. Then a li- j cense fee is required. S15 as a mas- plumber and as a gas !anese blackmail by Manfred Herfcst 'of between and marks." There was no proof that he had committed punishable acts, the coon, said, until he met Herbst, "who is a Galician Jew." With regard to the honevmoon. Warns Dictator States To Band nto One Bloc Crowd Boos As Ruler Refers To Overseas Speeches "BARON CEAMSI the rourt .saic: "Von Cramm at the age of 19 be- came engaged and was married soon afterwards. The marriage was not happy. On honeymoon the bride was unfaithful and ran about with a French sportsman." Von Crarnm was divorced last i year, the court recalled. i The judge said von Cramm con- fessed to police after his arrest that i he engaged in the activities for which he was sentenced until early i ians today in 1936, but told the court during j racies wanted to wage a j the was the co: I incorrect. The court said the act for which I von Cramm. was sentenced was not punishable under German law un- til 1935, -chen a tighter law gov- i erning acts of immorality was pass- ed after the "purge" of 1934 in which Ernst Roehm was killed. The judge mentioned Roehm sev- i eral times. GENOA, May Premier Benito Mussolini told wildly cheering- Ital- if the demcc- war i in complete j cf ideas against dictatorships, cfession was j tjje totalitarian states would close themselves into one bloc. RETALATION Jap Sentry Stabs Briton Japs Cut Vital Sino Railway HUNGARY'S HITLER formal break, of the government's action in ex- propriating worth of foreign oil nroDerties. BRITISH TONE FORCEFUL Britain took a most forceful tone in. demanding return of the prop- erties and Mexicans were not slow to point the contrast between the British attitude and that of Sec- retary of State Cordell Hull and Ambassador Josephus Daniels who took care to respect all Mexican sensibilities. Then Britain began demanding payment cf an annuity, due Jan. 1, of 361.731.17 pesos on ac- count of claims Tor carnages done British interests in revolutions of Names Withheld As Agents Comb Nation For Suspected Participants RIO DS JANEIRO, Brazil. May 11 Getulio Vargas today charged that the mtegraiist. (fascist) greenshirts who tried to overthrow his government had "foreign While the president was flatly charging foreign connivance in the revolt not identifying the foreigners agents combed the country for suspected participants in the uprising. Vargas declared the int-egralists had seized upon "all possible sour- ces without regard 10 their origin end unheeding the fact that with foreign help they compromised the very sovereignty 01 .orazii. The Vargas government in recent. months has taken drastic action to restrain German nasi activities in __ _. Brazil but officials said there was years ago. The tone of tne Bnt- ,1Q CQncrste evidence :he nazis sup. ported the integralist revolt. Fortv greenshirts aboard the oting Slow rPoll isn messages was regarded, as de- liberately insulting. There was a surge of anti-Brit- ish feeling, which had been brew- ing as part of the oil controversy. Senators demanded that the gov- ernment boycott Britain and re- fuse to sell her oil. Newspapers yesterday called the last claims note malevolent and said that if Mex- ico were a great power. Britain's attitude would be sufficient; cause for a formal break even if it meant iano Tourney Closes Today Six Earn Spot On Nat'i Honor Roil At H-SU Three-day national piano playing tournament at Hardin-Simmons un- iversity will close today. RIO BE JANEIRO. May 14 German jrovern- meat today protested to Brazil against the arrest of six Ger- man ciiizeits as suspects In the abortive fascist uprising: Wed- nesday against President Getu- lio Vargas. launch "Celeste." which had been I cruising off the Brazilian coast since early Wednesday, ar- rested. i Raul Leite. a prominent indus- trialist. was taken into custody in the waiting room of the presiden- tial palace. He was reported to be j an Integra list. Another suspected member of the outlawed organiza- tion, Manueto Bemardi, director of i the mint, also was arrested at the j palace. The main search centered on the i fugitive integralist chieftain, Plinio j Saigado, who has been in hiding i the organisation was banned March 18. Government agents even searched the mountain regions for Young musicians from a half doz-: Colorado Woman, en West Texas points yesterday I _ _ _. f A i added 36 names to the national.! 40, DlCS In AoilenS state and district rankings. A still i larger number was expected to be' Mrs. A. W. Kubbarc of Colorado in the competition at the end of the who entered Hendrick Memorial day. announced Wirector E. Edwin j hospital two months ago. died early Young. j today. She was 40 years old. Six members of yesterday's group! Born Jan. 9, 1S9S. close to Mor- earned national honor roll places, j gan. Mrs. Kubbard and her husband making a total of 15 for the meet; moved to Colorado eight months io date. ago. Formerly they had lived in Friday's players and their ratings: I and Ranger, rfational'honor Moore, i Funeral held Sunday aft- Muncau; Frances Coffman. Abilene; emoon at Morgan. A Jones-Russell Bet-ty Jones and Barbara funeral coach "from Colorado is to Eastland: Marjorie Fropps and Ju-jtake the body overland. Tne fu- neve Malouf, Knox City. j neral procession will leave the Ki- State honor Tillett, i ker-Knight chapel in Abilene with Patty Lynn. Abilene; Jean Williams.! the body early tomorrow. Maxine Eiland. Munday. j Other survivors besides her bus- District honor Helenjea n band are two brothers. J. M. White Bond. Mary Jean Tusha. Gladys i of Midland and Clifton White of Holloman. Dorothy Helen Chanflsr. i Clifton: two sisters. Mrs. R. R. Mar- Billy Jean Smith, Dorothy Jean j tin of Wellington, and another sis- Botkin. Abilene; Muriel Taylor, i ter who lives at Canyon. Melissa Smith, Martha Jo Reese. Patsy Dye, Johnnie Beth Kinder. Albany; Juracy Jones. Ben Bowden. Munday; Gwyn Hibbert. Virginia Hibbert. Emme Lee 'Hart, Johnnie i Lou Hart. Eastland; Mary Ann Mc- Collum. Betty Blanche Miers, Ge- Despite the final campaigns yes- terday before the beer legalization election today. Taylor countians were in no aparent rush t-o cast ballots either for or against the measure, according to reports from several Abilene boxes. No definite figures on the ballots were available this morning and will not be until the polls have closed at 7 o'clock tonight, but the Listen To KRBC KRBC, the Reporter News station, will broadcast returns of the county local option beer election this beginning s. few minutes after the polls i close at 7 p. m. Please do not telephone the Reporter-News. Its lines will be loaded with calls I necessary in gathering the re- turns from the county's 31 vo- ting: boxes. This will help greatly in obtaining complete returns early in the evening. Listen to KRBC. reports were that the morning bal- loting was slow. i "I suppose they're coming in at about the usual rate for special elections." one election judge com- mented, "but there has been no great rush for either side, wiii probably move faster this ernoon." plumber, with bond also required. The master plumber bend costs for 51.000 as. a_jglumber, and a sira- il-.r Sncuni gas plurabfer." total beini? for a master plumb- er who also does gas work. Mayor Hair has opposed the or- dinance, on the contention that it would give the II master plumbers in Abilene a monopoly on the plumbing business. Then it was pointed out. that un- der the ordinance, any journeyman plumber could by passing the mas- ter examination, paying his license fees and securing a surety bond be- come a master plumber. _ "'That's the wrong way to go at this thirvg." said Mayor Hair. "We believe plumbers should be put on the same basis." said j "Webb in moving that the ordinance j be passed on second and final read- ing. I "We have had a demonstration this week. A rock addition had been built to a house here, with copper pipes between the walls, all 1 installed and inspected. The owner bought a cookstove and tne company ne purchased it from sent it out by a boy who hardly knew how to use a wrench. He twisted the copper nipple off, the gas started pouring out into the If the leak had been smaller. i it would not have been discovered i until enough gas had collected to result in a terrific explosion." said j Webb. i Again the mayor contended that j the ordinance proposed could not i regulate such situations. Commissioner Morris cited in- See COMMISSION. 3, Col. 7 42d Jurors Return i 17 Felony Indictments Drunk Driving Bills In Batch Chinese Troops Trapped, Spokesman Claims SHANGHAI, May Jap- army communique said to- day the vital Lunghai jective of Japan's central Chins. been cut east of Tangshan. troops reachinc the line immediately blew up a bridge. Traffic over the railway, run- ning east and west through the heart of Central China's rich ag- ricultural area, had been blocked shortly before by aerial bombard- j ment. disrupting transportation of j war supplies to China's huge army j defending the region. j In reaching the railway the Jap- anese achieved a goal for which they have been battling five months. Japanese army spokesmen declar- ed 400.000 Chinese troops were trap- ped in the Suchow area, with no choice other than to surrender or face annihilation. Suchow was vio- leiitly bombed, with 100 civilians i killed. While the Japanese were ?ur- j nously pressing their advantage in Centra! China, warships landed troops near the South China port I of for an at- tack on the Canton-Hankow rail- j way. j Japanese planes swarmed over- i head, protecting the ground troops j ARMED PEACE GOAL Kis hearers, massed in Victory Square where he spoke from the thrusting gray prow of a model warship, thought that he referred to the United States when he said: "The aims of our program arc I clear. We want peace, with every- I one. Nazi Germany also wants, i peace. But this peace must be an j armed peace. "We must be prepared to defend i this peace, especially when speeches such as those across the ocean are delivered. If the democracies want to make doctrinal war then totali- j tarian states will close themselves i into one bloc." j It was recalled that Secretary of State Cornell Hull in a statement i at; Washington Thursday said that j the United States would continue I its policy of non-recognition of Italy's conquest of Ethiopia. Likewise in Washington iast weei i Secretary of War Harry S- Wood- ring, in a speech directed at the dictatorship nations, said "a wave of indignation'' might sweep over j the democracies if they were press- I ed too far "that would make it extremely difficult to keep the j The crowd's cheers titrned to cat- British residents threatened inde- j calls boos as Mussolini made h.iS reference to overseas sceeches. pendent retaliation against Japa-! Of Sent To London Unarmed Subject is Bayonetted At Zone Boundary SHAN..GHAI. May Ferenc Szalasi some- times called the "Hungarian is leader of the Nazis in Hungary, whose demands led to the downfall of the cabinet in Budapest. Hungary Fights Nazi Agitators Imredy, 'Strong Man' Placed At Government Helm nese today unless their government avecged the bayonetting of- an un- armed British subject by a Japa- nese sentry. British consular authorities, ad- mitting candidly that they regard- ed the incident the most serious of the entire Japanese-Chinese urged the British Residents' asso- elation to postpone a mass meeting to consider direct action to pro- tect Britons in Shanghai against Japanese attack. There was open talk of a break of relations. Diplomatic quarters heard that British authorities had dispatched a report of the strongest nature to London and that the report im- plied that the incident might war- rant a break of diplomatic rela- The British consulate gen- SPEAKS WITH CANDOR ss they planted the Rising Sun flag on the Lunghai railway. At least 200 planes were reported supporting the operations, bombing and machine gunning Chinese de- fenses and dumping huge Quanti- ties of explosives on Suchow. junc- tion point of the Lunghai and Tientsin-Pukow railways. BUDAPEST. May asrer threatened Hungary's un- authoried nazi movements and j free-lance fuehrers today as the j new "strong man" government of j Bela Irredy launched a campaign to suppress agitators and restore j public confidence. I Imredy. who yesterday succeec- ei Koloman Darar.yi as premier. l-had two-bills ready TO push through i aimed at Ferenc Szalasi. "rhe Hungarian Hitler" and leader of anti-government nazi groups. One of the measures would pro- Tentative Approval Of Farm Applicants Tentative approval has been gir- j vidTmore "dis- en three of the seven applicants for f turblng public peace- the purchases under the farm j tighten restrictions on the uons. i eral denied this. i AUTHORITIES ANGRY E. S. Wilkinson, a British natu- iralist and special contributor to the North China Daily News, was walk- on the Xehwick road and ap- i preached the boundary of the Hungjao suburb i nese hold. i "I stepped onto the railroad tracks j _ i in order to look at the Wil- jar kinson said. "There was no barb-- wQl ed wire barricade to mark the boundary of the Japanese held area.) I may have put my foot on the railroad embankment: I am not sure. As I was looking through my field glasses a Japanese sentry drew his bayonet and wld me to come along, I started for the res- Mussolini spoke with even more than his usual candor, the despair of-more cautious He said he would remain faithful to his new friendship with Ger- many and that he wanted to make his treaty with Great Britain ever- lasting. "Talks with France axe progress- r' j he continued. "I do not knoTir whether they will be successful bt- cause they want a Barcelona (Spanish loyalist) victory and we want a Franco (Spanish national- ist) victory." To first hint from any quarter in Italy or Prance that agreement with France on a treaty of friendship was not absolutely added the fol- lowing regarding Germany's an- nexation of Austria: "Italy replied: To projected diplomatic steps against Germany. This greatly disappointed anti- fascists. Anti-fascists wanted war between two totalitarian states. "But I: has not forgotten, league of nations penalties against her for her war on Ethiopia. World's Fair Courier Visit Abilene Good-Wiiiers Due Here May 16 Abilene is one of the 31 key cities of Texas to be visited by the Good- Will Courier car of the New York idence of F. C. Miilington. i World's Fair of 1939. which left the tenant act. Clarsnce Symes. Farm Security administration supervisor, said this morning. Loans were tentatively approved for Brad Roland Doughty. Ray Pete Williams and R. E. Ray. Some fur- ther checking on the cases must be made before the loans are made. Symes said. Reports on the other four applications have not yet been received from the Dallas office. Grand jury of 42d district court returned seven felony and one mis- demeanor indictments yesterday afternoon after almost two davs of TmngS ajt> j Driving while intoxicated true- j bills were found against H. H. Lank- Dry forces held their final rally ford and Ear! Burglarv in- last nl-ht when J. P. Seweli. f01 mer dictments were returned against W. ,T-PI president of Abilene Christian col-! O. Simonson and Charlie Foster. KSv ISuS- 61' wPd ;cge was chief speaker to several ;J K. Scurlock was indicted for hundred people gathered on the theft of property valued a: more i V federal lawn. target for Sew- i than S50. Two other indictments were re- i today and was brought to Glasgow turned, but those indicted were not by ambulance for an X-rav exam- undtf bone" or inaticn. ell's attack was a circular wrr.ch had been issued favoring the le- galization of beer. MODIFICATION TALK Revision Of Neutrality Act Next Session Forecast right of public assembly. Imredy's plan for ending the pol- it-leal uncertainty which caused I Daranyi's resignation contained an unspoken assurance that nazi and fascist ideas would be tried out thoroughly in Hungary but the ex- perirr.ent will be conducted by the by opposition A five-point program announced night disclosed that Hungary is to have compulsory labor serv- ice. a modified form of the "strength through joy" movement and a corporative system of similar to Germany's and Italy's, for trade, industries and profess- Hungary's foreign policy, which ha? been friendly to Germany. -Brill continue unchanged, the new pre- rr.ier has asserted. U. S. Disturbed By: j Diplomatic Rupture The Weather of neutrality legislation, urging that the question be considered in its broadest aspects if any alterations were to be made. nelle Smith, Emma Sue Hennington, McCauUey; Ruth Kartell, LaRue Malouf, Mary Alice Sherrell. Knox City; Mary Joe ABILENE and vicinity: Mostly clourfy tonight and Sunday; sliphtly cooler tonight. West Texas: Partly cloiidj- tor.lght ar.d Sunday. East Texas: cloudy. it tonipht Sunday; sliphtly cooler in Kellar, Laverne portion tnnicm. Hichfst temperature cn 1 Lowett temperature tils I WASHINGTON. May Chairman Pittn-.an i D-Ncv> of the senate foreign relations committee j predicted today that the next ses- sion of congress would be called j Some senators to revise rhe neutrality act, Iment suggested t i Talk of modification or outright (the state department later might repeal of the act was increased by recommend revision of the act. They ,the interpretation some senators J discounted, however, the likelihood on Secretary of State any recommendation to this communication yestcrdr.y opposing i session. lifting; the embargo on arms ship-j [merits to Spain. Hull opposed revision mittce, said he thought the act should be revised "and a lot x x x x it repealed." Borah said he never had been in this state- favor of the "cash and pro- Briton, to notify him. As I was ringing the door bell the sentry held his bayonet at my throat and i started dragging me away. I said I would co peaceably." "Wilkinson said that the Japanese bayonettec him. struck him in the fs.ce and kicked him when he told the sentry and other Japanese c'iers that he was a British subject. Tne bayonet narrowly missed his lung and he lost much blood. Wilkinson was taken to Japanese headquarters. The British consul general at once communicated to the Japanese embassy, in vain. Gen. A. P. D. Telfer-Smcllett British army commander in chief in Shang- hai, visited the Japanese head- quarters. According to the British story he was refused permission even to see Wilkinson. Father Of Twelve Dies At Eastland EASTLAND, May Fu- neral for B. L. Williamson. 43, farmer and father of 12 children, who died Thursday night of pneu- monia in a local hospital, was con- ducted here Friday afternoon. He was born at Wills Point and had resided in the county 32 years. Survivors are his his WASHINGTON. May Informed persons represented state department officials today as dis- turbed by Mexico's break in diplo- matic relations with Great Britain and cocnerned lest it cause this 1 mother. Mrs. Annie Williamson, country embarrassment. j Eastland: his children, Varner. Joe The possibility of any such step i Bonnie. Malcom. S. L.. C. W.. Clara. cuts who purchase arms here trans- i mote. but persons close to the de- port them in their own or foreign partment expressed the opinion ships. Ke said that section made that in any event the rupture would us "an allay of Great Britain and make more difficult, and possibly Japan because those are the only i delay, a settlement of American Senator Borah