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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 4, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas *Abilene Reporter -Jiefasi ★★★ EVENING“WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,’’-Byron VOL LYU I, NO. 67. Associated Pre** (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, 1938—TEN PAGES rotted Preti (IP) PRICE FIVE CENTS PREPARING FOR ACTIVE WARFARE-Japs Propose Frontier Truce to Soviet HITLER MAY OUI -FORD DETROIT BY BUILDING NEW FAMILY -AND-D ACHSHUND CAR By DEFITT MacKENZIE Associated Press Foreign Affairs Writer NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—OF)— Herr Hitler's new gas-buggy— the Volksauto, or people's car, which he proposes to put into every German home alongside the China dog and family album—may very well revolutionize the European automotive industry if the machine proves up to expectations. What Der Fuehrer promises Is a sort of magic carpet in the form of a car which will do IOO miles an hour, with father, mother and three little Ger- mans all stowed snugly away in it, along with the picnic basket and dashchund. All this for $230. The nazi government, has advertised that it is going to out-Ford our Detroit, by dumping a million and a half of these cars cm the market each year, as soon as the factories are Combee VOLKSAUTO. Pf. IO. Col. 7 Planes Ready For Air Raids Unlike the President- HILLBILLY LOSES ACCENT —And Language Color IT'S UP TO BUSINESSMEN— Decision Due Tuesday Waldrop Heads New Committee on Sales Crusade CAN YOU PASS STATE POLICE DRIVING TEST? AUSTIN, Aug. 4. (UP)—If you cannot answer 'yes’’ truthfully to eight ut IO questions in an “SQ ’ test devised by state police, you •re a traffic menace, safety department headquarters said here today. The questions in the safety quotient test are: Do you use proper arm signals when turning or stopping? Do you always a rive within legal speed limits? Do you always refrain from passing other vehicles on hills or cui'A es Do you bring your vehicle to a complete halt at “stop” signals. Do you observe right-of-way rules at intersections? Do you always park your vehicle so that it does not obstruct traffic? Do you dim your lights at night for approaching vehicles? Do you always drive on the right side, not too near the middle stripe? Do you regularly inspect lights and other mechanical parts of your vehicle? Do you drive in the same man new under supervision of a traffic officer as at other times? Sweetwater Ready To Launch Move Tomorrow Night Fair Association Signs for Rodeo Do the heads of businesses in Abilene want a Sales Crusade? Final decision will be made Tuesday morning:. A mass meeting of business executives and directors of the chamber of commerce will be held at IO o’clock in the city hall auditorium. SINGING SWEETLY ON HARMONICA BUILT FOR TWO Quiet Succeeds Bombardment of Korean Border Celebrated Beutler Brothers to Give Six Performances G. W. Waldrop, appointed tem- | porary chairman of a sub-committee for advancement of the movement this morning, will be in charge. Tomorrow he will announce members of his committee, composed of representatives of every phase of business in Abilene. Committeemen in turn will have the duty of seeing that their businesses or industries are represented at Tuesday's meeting. SWEETWATER TO LAUNCH At a mass meeting of merchants and the board of directors of the chamber of commerce this morning, another committee was appointed to attend the "kick-off” address of a Sales Crusade in Sweetwater tomorrow evening. Members of the committee are Max Bentley, Howard McMahon. W. V. Witback, H H. Lamb and J. M Gray. Other I protested businessmen also will make the trip. Businessmen this morning decided definitely on feasibility of such a project as the Sales Crusade but took no moves toward organization until more merchants of the city could be acquainted with the project. All through the meeting this morning speakers and informal argument emphasized there is plenty of buying power in Abilene and the territory but a lethargy on the Br H. O. THOMPSON TOKYO, Aug. 4.—(AP)— Japan tonight sought peace with Russia and cessation of clashes on the Siberian frontier which have brought both nations dangerously close to war. A spokesman for the foreign office announced mm Only a couple of Joe E. Browns could do justice to the harmonica on which the two lovelies—Paula Patton, left, and Mercedes Sana—try out a few awing notes at the Music Industries Trade Show in Chicago. The 320-note harmonica was shown with $2,000,000 worth of instruments at the show. Three thousand music dealers attended. that Kensuke I Horinouihi, vice foreign minister, personally made proposals to Constantin Gmetanin, Russian charge d'affaires, to halt hostilities. PREPARE FOR W?AR Horinouchi asked Smetanin to transmit the proposals to Moscow and obtain a reply. At the same time Japan prepared for more extended action if the peace proposals fail. Gen. Stishiro Itagaki, war minister, held a four-hour conference with other war office officials. They completed a plan to des1 with the Changkufeng situation. A war office communique from the border said the Russians continued sporadic artillery fire into the Japanese first line. By EDDY GILMORE WASHINGTON. August 4.—(/P)—The hillbilly is lasing the accent of his ancestors, an investigating lanquist said today, but President Roosevelt isn’t. In a report to the National Parks service on what's happening to the speech of folks in the Great Smoky mountains of the South, Joseph H. Hall said: “Mountain speech is changing rapidly and being brought more and more to conform to the speech of the lowlands.” The mountain boy or girl, he added, generally pronounces learn as learn, although his grandparents and possibly their parents always said “lam.” Similar progress toward the common pronounciation has not been observed, however, among home families in the east. Going into the subject of rolling R's, such as in the words corn, morning and first Hall said. “It may he noted here that President Roosevelt In common with old New York families does not sound his R’s in such positions.” The chief executive, in other words, says: “Fust, “Cawn," and “mawning.” Hall did not say how long it would be until the hill dwellers speak exactly like the rest of the people, but he gave the impression it won t be long. And when that time comes, he added sadly America will lose a lot of color language. Gone will be such mountain expressions as: “It began to come dusky; the sun was a-settin’.” “I let drive at horn. The bear broke to run and ran yan away to the mountain.” Come. come. Mr. Hall—nothing about another famous expression —“My friends?" There are a lot of folks who would like to know the number of years that will last. BLONDE PEARL WHITE, QUEEN OF EARLY FLICKERS, IS DEAD Retired Actress Succumbs to Liver Ailment in Paris PARIS. Aug. 4.——Pearl White, first heroine of the old American movie serial thrillers who always did her own daredevil stunts, died today in the American hospital. She was 49 and had been ill several weeks of a liver ailment. YOUNG AMERICA THRILLS In the days when the motion pic-was young, movie Nazis Protest Czech Flight HEAT WAVE MAINTAINS GRIP OVER NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Announcing Horinouchi’s pro- ; ture business posal. the foreign office spokesman I,,    .    .. said It *as "hard to SM what ,t,,. audience. aal on the edge of their tude the Soviet government would seats thrilling to the Perils of take toward the reasonable propos- pauline,” sn adventure-packed se als of our government.” MAY EMPLOY PLANES rial In which the beauteous heroine managed to reach death s door at “All we can say as to whetner ..    .    .    „ . ..    ,    ,    .    .    .    the    end    of    each    chapter,    yet    never these jroposals, based on a broad    1    K    ’    9 Newspapers Say Neighbor Nation 'Ploying With Fire' Far West Spots 'Cool Off1 Slightly After Temperatures Ranging to 116 The West Texas Fair association clased a contract with Beutler Brothers of Elk City, Okla . this morning for a six-performance rodeo here during the fall fair, Oc-taber 3-8. This announcement was made by I public's part toward buying. Jack Simmons, chairman of the en-    PROMOTE SALESMANSHIP teriamrnent committee, and D. H. { Bentley explained in his report of Jefferies, fair president, following    investigating Crusades in Fort    intentional    flight    over    the German a telephone conversation with the    Worth and Dallas that the move-    frontier    by    Czech    planes veteran rodeo promoters and show-    ment would help offset the ’’lethal' By The Associated Pres* A general heat yave gripped the northern hemisphere today with the BERLIN Aug 4 (UP) Germany    St®tes    experiencing its full share of sultriness and the general •* '    nigh    temperatures. Maine, Texas. California and the Dakotas saw the mercury reach up into the nineties, and intermediate readings were generally hot. A heavy wind in eastern Quebec killed one person but moved away trom the United States border. New York's metropolitan area entered its eleventh consecutive day if intense heat, with a prediction of a high of 92—and the humidity readings going up.    I--- Ohio, where one person died of heat prostration and three were drowned Wednesday, again remained in the nineties with bright sun- vigorously to Czechoslovakia today against an alleged incursion of German territory by a Czechoslovak airplane, the semiofficial D. N. B news agency reported. The agency reported from Glatz, 12 miles from the Czechoslovak frontier, that two Czech planes circled about the towrn for some time. Attempts by the crews of the planes! ^^e to photograph Galtz were observed, the agency said. PRESS AROUSED AGAIN “Tile German minister to Prague protested sharply to the Plague government,” the announcement said, ’’and demaivied the punishment of those responsible for toe men. The Beutler Brothers rodeo, which plays yearly at the Amarillo Tristate fair and leading fairs of the Northwest, is rated second only to the world-famous Col. W. T. Johnson show. Gib Sandefer, business manager of the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band which has played at many rodeos staged by the Beutlers, was high ill praise of the exhibition they put on. The contract stpulate* that the promoters furnish all livestock, pay all premiums, and handle all details for a lump sum. The fair association will furnish • the arena and otherwise will have nothing to do with the show with exception of specialty acts. These numbers will be provided under separate contracts. There will be a rodeo performance each night of the show. Last fall there were horse races three afternoons and a rodeo three nights, while the cotton pageant was held the first part of the week. That the greatest drawing power was a night rodeo was shown last year. Thus the decision to give the western sport top billing on the entertainment program. Regular events announced for the rodeo are calf roping, bronc riding, bull riding and steer bulldogging. Prize money in each event will be $40. first; $30, second; $20, third; and $10, fourth, plus the entrance fees. Meanwhile, plans for the fair, which was revived last fall, are developing along all fronts for the great; :t attraction in West Texas. Previously it was announced the livestock division would be enlarged this year to include a six-day show for dairy and beef cattle and a one-day horse show. gy.” Both cities are well pleased with their crusades, he said, and have obtained excellent results. The National Sales Crusade movement is being inaugurated in Sweetwater this week. Several businessmen who had made a study of technicalities of the crusade explained the project was not to enthuse the public but to bring about results See CRUSADE, Pf. IO, Col. 5 The press was aroused by the latest. Czechoslovak-German border incident, increasing the tension between the two countries over the minority problem. “The people in Prague are playing the most wanton game with European peace,” the Volkischer Beobachter. organ of the national socialist (nazi) party, charged. CHARGE CZECHS HOSTILE “This playing with fire reveals Although rain swept the Chicago area, following a season record of 92 Tuesday and only one degree less the following day. when two died of heat, a temperature of 90 was forecast again today. Kansas City was slightly cooler after the mercury had touched 99 Wednesday, with all Kansas and Missouri blanketed with similar hea t. The hot spots in the far west were Fresno, Calif.. 106. and Phoenix, Ariz., and Needles, Calif where marks of 104 were established. The previous day's marks, however, for the latter two cities, were 109 and 116 respectively, so the inhabitants felt cooler. Tennessee Ends Bitter Campaign MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug 4—-UP) —Tennessee s Democratic primary decided today the political fate of Sen. George L. Berry, millionaire labor leader and rebellious New-Dealer, and pitted Gov. Gordon Brownings state machine against Ed Crump's Memphis machine in one of the year's bitterest political fights. Even before the voting started, the senate campaign expenditures committee had denounced the campaign ag as exhibition of “gutter politics” and said that there probably would be a contest in the senate regardless of who won, and view of the situation, will materialize. depends upor. toe attitude ol the Soy.et government,” he said. A spokesman of the war of flee said that Japan planned to bring her air force into action on the frontier unlesa Russia ceases attacks. So far, the spokesman said, Japanese planes had not been used in the clashes in the Changkufeng corner of the Si-beria-Manchukuo-Korea frontier. Rut the army's patience was limited, he added, and therefore it would use its own planes unless the Russians stopped their attacks. An unofficial estimate was mad" today toat since fighting began on the frontier last week Russia had lost IOO men killed and that 29 Russian tanks had been disabled. Prince Fumimaro Konoye, the premier, conferied with Gen. Ka-zushige Ugaki, foreign minister, and to die. "Pauline” was blonde Pearl White, blue-eyed actress catapulted to fame as the first of the daredevils of the screen. Young America shuddered for « week at the thought of Pauline's predicament, as each installment faded out with the black-bearded villain likely as not cackling with satisfaction, the hero somewhere on the way to the rescue. He always made the grade at the opening or the next episode, only to let "Pauline'’ get into deep trouble again. Besides the “Perils of "Pauline” there were the “Exploits of Elaii*.?’’ and a dozen other serials of the same melodramatic cast. EARNED $10,000 WEEK Pearl White grew rich on this She went to Paris in the early twenties, and afterward saw little of the United States. For several years she was in the PEARL WHITE. . . aa she looked on her last visit to New York in 1937. Leche Supports Union in Strike Selhm Ikeda, finance minister, on gay international set at Paris and the frontier situation. The war- Deauville, In later years she lived time cabinet council also conferred more quietly, either at her town house in Paris or her chateau at Gazeran, near Rambouillet. Peace/ Says He, And Father Divine Enters New Home England, which because of hu-unparalleled unscrupulousness. The    midity is pretty uncomfortable with    Gov,    Browning’s state crime    com- plan is io create new complications    high temperatures, rounded out six    mission    had ordered an investiga- at the moment when the British    days of heat in the eighties with    Hon    of    the polling records in    every adviser (Viscount Runciman) comes    one of the heaviest rainstorms in to Prague and conducts negotia-    recent years along its west coast Hold Pair at Baird BAIRD, Aug. 4. (Spl)—A man believed to be wanted on a felony charge in Brownwood and his companion were arrested near Clyde yesterday by Sheriff R. L. Edwards and Deputy C. R. Nordyke. The two men are being held in jail here pending Jivestigation. NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—(A*)— Father Divine, styled “God-’ by his followers, had a private 50-room heaven of his own today. To the astonishment of its former white owner, the negro cult messiah punched the doorbell of the commodious mansion on upper Madison avenue at East 122nd street, on the edge of Harlem, and announced: ‘‘I sm the new occupant. Peace!” The big house, equipped with Its own private telephone system. was presented Father Divine by the mysterious source which is always announced as “a group of his followers.” A white agent of Father Divine purchased the house recently from Dr. Elihu Katz, stomach specialist, whose first knowledge that the negro evangelist was the buyer came when Fathei Divine came to the front door. “I was astounded,’’ said Dr. Katz. “I showed him through from top to bottom and he kept saying, ‘Its wonderful. Peace, I never saw anything like it.’” The house, purchased for $24. OOO, will serve as Father Divine’s personal retreat, along with 12 secretaries and a few chosen "angels.'1 tions rn phere. "Runciman will be able to see for himself in what spirit the Czechs are starting the conversations—in the spirit of increased hostility towards the minorities and with a policy of provocation against the reich which is being pushed forward with unparalleled cynicism inspired by the insane idea that Europe has no other task but to let heiself be sacrificed on the altar of Czech megalomania.” precinct. Browning and Berry supported a dangerous war atmos- From China and Manchukuo came each other for renomination and I reports of the battling armies suffering in intense heat. Central Europe, too. was hot. on the situation. War office and news agency dispatches said that the situation on the frontier was quiet this morning. A war office communique •aid that Russians subjected the Kojo vicinity on the frontier to a trench motor bombardment last night but tiiat since then there had been no action. The Dome! agency said that sharpshooters from the 40th Russian division were moving south from Novokievsk toward the (runtier and that 60 Russian airplanes and 200 tanks were concentrated in the No-vokie’.sk area. She made short trips to the United States Hi 1927 and 1937. On this latter trip her hair still was blonde, her face rather full. She told news photographers she didn't like to have pictures taken any more because they “make me look too fat.” Miss White was born in Green- HAMMOND. La.. Aug. 4. (An— Gov. Richard W. Leche came to Hammond today, took complete charge of a strike called by the American Federation of Labor union at the Hammond Box company’! factory and furnished police protection to the strikers. The governor s visit to Hammond was unannounced in the two-day-old strike. He said that "if the box plant is closed it would stay closed.” The governor sent home a picket line of more than a hundred union men and placed two state highway policemen at the plant to represent wood, Mo., March 4, 1889. She made the picKets and conduct the strike her debut at six as “Little Eva” in ^or the union. He said the pickets Clemency Sought For Youthful Killer Crump opposed them both. He supported Tom Stewart against Berry, and Prentice Cooper against Browning. , Enjoined by Federal Judge John D. Martin, a cousin of Crump, from placing national guardsmen at the The Weather ’’Uncle Toms Cabin,” and her parents got $5 a week for her work. At 13 she was with a traveling circus as bare-back rider, and several years later went on the stage She went to the films in 1913. At the top of her fame she earn-| ed $10,000 a week. usually playing opposite Warner Oiand, who was the villain. ABILENE and vicinity: Partly cloudy to-nl*ht and Friday. CINCINNATI, O, August 4— «UP> —Attorneys for Lindberg Trent, 15, who pleaded guilty to the mutila ......    .    ,    West    Texas:    Generally fair tonight and Memphis polls as    he had    threatened    Friday. East    Texas:    Partly    cloudy,    probably to do. Browning sent in an unestimated number of state policemen. Hon murder of six-year-old Shirley The CrumP factions sheriff, Guy Queen 38 Today LONDON. Aug. 4.—(UP)—Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 38th birthday today aboard the royal yacht Victoria and Albert with King George and their daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. The yacht was approaching Ann Woodburn .today asked a three-judge court to have mercy on the boy on the grounds mat he was without proper environment during his formative years and was the victim of an incurable mental condition. The prosecution described the boy as a hopeless degenerate, who enjoyed inflicting pain on other children and animals. A school teacher testified that he once tried to get classmates to eat potassium of cy- Joyner, matched this maneuver by swearing in 150 special deputies. ncattered thundershower* In south portion tonight and Friday. Highest temperature yesterday ....94 Lowest temperature this morning .74 Sadler Demands Terrell Withdraw Quits Senate Race FORI WORTH, Aug. 4 (UP) — State Rep. Lonnie Smith today announced his withdrawal from the race for state senator from Fort Worth, leaving Jesse Martin as the winner of the democratic nomination. Martin, an attftrney, polled a two to-one majority over Smith Aberdeen, Scotland, after a cruise anide crystals, telling them the I in the first primary but lacked a ^,rv JJwrmomster up the east coast.    'crystals    were    rock    candy.    'majority    over    the    entire    field.    IReVxtivaTumid’t* Relative humidity TERRELL. August 4.—Jerry temperatures Sadler, candidate for railroad com-Wed p m Thu7.'m. missioner in the runoff primary, de-7s manded here today that his oppon-II ent, C. V. Terrell, the incumbent, « wthdraw from the race. He declared Terrell had “fed from the public coffers for more than half a century." "And for more than half a century he has seen fit to sit idly by and assent to the forces of big busi-’'“ 7 34 ness< ’ Sad161, said. 12'ii p m He declared votes cast for other *0 candidates in the first primary were votes against Terrell. 7.4 74 7.1 77 so M RS 75 RS were tired. The governor aLso personally se* up a soup kitchen for the strikers and hired wives of some of the union men at $3.00 a day to feed the strikers. He told the box factory men he would not "permit them to work IO hours a day for 21 1-2 cents an hour” and lined up his administration behind the union. The local union, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, demanded an increase to 30 cents an hour. The present wage scale, the governor said, was 12 to 13 cents an hour. Yesterday six men were injured in a clash between pickets of the union and men who reported for work and the plant operations ceased temporarily. The injured men were discharged today from the hospital. To Re-Name Streets 74 47 BERUN, Aug. 4. (UP)—A ministry of interior decree prescribed today that streets named after Jews or persons of half-Jewish blood must be renamed. Diffident Over Meeting Air Chief, Corrigan Home For Heros Welcome ABOARD U. S. LINER MANHATTAN En Route to New York, Aug. 4. (UP)—Douglas Corrigan got up "bczot’e breakfast” today and said he felt “pretty good so far” but didn't know how he would feel "after they throw all those telephone books at me tomorrow.” The 120-pound Californian, still sticking to hi* story that he flew from New York to Dublin “by mistake,” was headed for one of the craziest receptions in New York's history. While Cap!. Edwin A. Richmond was pushing the Manhattan through fog at 20 knots toward New lork harbor, still 180 miles away, Corrigan discussed such things as his weight, his eating habits and his airplane. His flight, he admitted, took something out of him.’ "I'm weighing 120 pounds right now, he said. "I used to weigh 123 when I left the U. S I worked a little weight off, somehow,” Corrigan said he would be glad to see a1! the people who want to see him, but there’s one meeting In particular he’s looking forward to—a meeting with a man named Mulligan— Denis Mulligan. Mulligan is head of the bureau af air commerce, practical ly all of whose rules Corrigan broke when he hopped the ocean to Ireland. “I’ve uecn invited to Washington to a luncheon and a dinner in Wallington on Wedesday,” he said. “I want to see Mr. Mulligan before lunch and see if he ll believe my story, too.” A month ago, Corrigan was re-membcnng, he was just another flier with an airplane that moved one an-) all to wisecracks. Today he was the mos^ talked of flier, and to him had come offers to make all kinds of money he had never dreamed of making—offers to endorse tooth paste and cigarettes, appear in night clubs or in front of movie cameras. “But I can’t sing and I can't dance, Corrigan grinned. "So I guess I'll stay in aviation.” Corrigan took occasion today to deny authorship of a note in a bottle found on the New Brunswick coast by a little girl this week. The nou. purported to be a report on the progiess of his flight to Ireland, it was signed “Corrigan.” “It must have been another Corrigan—I understand there are other Corrigans—because it certainly wasn’t my signature,” he said. He said it was “still the idea” to visit several American cities In hid plane. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 4, 1938