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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' Reporter "WITHOUT. OK WITH OFFENSE TO EVENIKCi OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT VOL LVlil, NO. 83. Catted Frew ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, PRICE FIVE CENTS Setbacks Give FEARING LONG PEN TERM- Europe worse J Captured Hamilton Begs for Death in Chair i r I t I i War Headache Peace Slapped in Several Places During Weekend BY JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Staff Correspondent Europe suffered a series of sharp aet-backs today in her struggle with war worries. These developments intensi- fied her international headache: Collapse of proposals for non- intervention in the Spanish civ- il war. Resigrnation of two French cabinet ministers as a result of drastic governmental action to end labor troubles. Tightening of bonds between Nazi Germany and Hungary. Slovak threats to support Nazis in the Czech minority crisis. Weekend developments emphasiz- ed thai; six months of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's lead- ership of the campaign to avoid war had ended just about where it be- gan when Anthony Eden was squeezed out of. the foreign office last February, Chamberlain then set out to al- ienate the immediate threat of war by making concessions in return for better relations with Germany and Italy. months later- progress toward that objective was virtually nil. Furthermore, Europe's psychological jitters were worse, if anything, and developments in the far east threatened an early show- down between Japanese militarists enforcing a blockade on the Yangtse river and Anglo-American interests j seeking freedom for naval and oth- j er vessels to use the water highway, j DEBTS PROBLEM j Lack of progress toward liquida- j tion of European war threats can-; not necessarily be interpreted as failure on Chamberlain's part. When he took over the main task was to prevent an immediate war. j The additional fact that, although presently in a relapse, conditions are probably no worse now than last M'DONALD LOOKS LIKE MocDONALD If pretty Edyth McDonald, above, had been named Jean- ette MacDonaid. the confusion would be complete. The Tem- ple, Tex., girl, a senior at Bay- lor university, regularly is mis- taken for the movie songbird. What do you think? M'Donald Flays Wallace Tactics Building Political Machine Charged To Farm Chieftain Crusade Adds Thirteen New Names to List Boosters Pledge Sales Movement Unanimous Support Thirteen new names were added this morning to the list of Abilene firms cooperating in the Salesmen's Crusade to be inaugurated here Fri- day night. Total number of busi- nesses registering for participation now stands at 40. The new firms this morning were Shuitz grocery; George Shahan pharmacy; Minter Dry goods; F. A. Derr, automobile mechanic; A. G. Barry auto salvage; West Texas Utilities; McLemore Bass drug stores; Walker Smith wholesale groceries, Montgomery Ward; Campbell's Dry goods, and Sloan drug. i SPEECH FRIDAY NIGHT Any other merchants wishing to I join the movement may enlist by paying their assessments to J. E. McSinzie, manager c" the crusade. They will receive a package of va- rious window stickers, automobile placards, and pledge cards to spur the crusade, in their places of busi- ness. The assessments, fixed by a committee, range from for stores with 100 or more em- ployes to single memberships of 25 cents per person. First active move of the crusade will be Friday night at the high school auditorium with a speech, to salespeople by W.V. Ballew of Dal- las, general sales manager of the Dr. Pepper company. A parade is j set for the following Monday after- j noon and the big "kickoff" speech, j with the public invited, that night in the Eardin-Simmons university BANDIT TALKS! State Prepares To File Seven Robbery Cases WAY OUT OF G-MAN TRAP February is viewed bv Chamber- Iain's friends as a trrimph-partic-! State Commissioner of Agricul- stadium. ularly because Britain's principal j J- E- McDonald scored Henry j purpose is :o postpone a general! A. Wallace for asserted high-hand-j showdown until her re-armament j ed tactics in handling American i Club's Sneaker program is developed as a deter-! agricultural problems this morning) K More than 125 members DALLAS, August, Ted Walters talked his way out of a trap set by federal officers, it became known today, a few hours before he and his com- panion in crime Floyd Hamil- ton surrendered without a light to police yesterday. ..Federal men refused to com- ment but through authoritative police sources came the story that FBI agents Saturday night secreted themselves in darkened West Dallas house and waited foi Hamilton and Walters. Walters appeared. When the G-Men pounced on him he identified himself as one of "the Wall boys." The officers ques- tioned hirn two hours but did not recognize him a fact at- tributed to Walter's emaciated and unkempt condition. The G-Men, tfie police source said, instructed Walters to get back in another room and keep quiet while the vigil went on. When they checked later they found "the Wall boy" had dis- appeared. Later a knock at the door brought FBI out of their chairs. When the knocker turned to flee from the door a shotgun was fired at him, striking him in the ankle. The wounded man, police said, turned out to be Hamilton. Shortly after Walters fled the G-Man trap, he was picked up, unarmed and meek, by city de- tectives. Five hours later De- tectives spied Hamilton hob- bling through the brush toward a freight train He too surren- dered without show of fight. Meanwhile, Hamilton drop- ping his meek attitude, an- nounced to newsmen: "They've got me in jail all right, but I'm not going to be here the rest of my be back outside Leader a deter-! agricuii rent to reckless militarists. in a speech before the West Texas j More than 125 members of the Here are tne developments which I chamber of commerce agricultural j Abilene Booster club unanimously are interpreted as a series of blows; committee. to Chamberlain. nledged supoort of the National "Secretary SPAIN Rebel Generalissimo lace's primary Francisco Franco, supported and the farmers of our nation, but to made a short talk at the clubs y of Agriculture Wai-; Salesman's crusade today after J. iry purpose is no? to help j s. McKinzie, crusade leader, had of our nation, but toj made a short talk at the club's strongly influenced by Italy and i build a powerful political machine." i seini-monthly luncheon at the Ko- Gennany, rejected in effect the McDonald in what he termed i tel Wooten. British-sponsored plan for with-j drawal of foreign troops from the Spanish civil war. The action delay- ed indefinitely the new Anglo-Itai- ia friendship pact, keystone of Chamberlain's program; intensified hostility between Italy and France; made it- probable that France would reopen her frontier to supplies for the loyalist government and thus the threat that the "little world war" beyond the Prreness would spread to all Europe. The Spanish struggle remains the No. 1 danger no prospect of a settle- ment. Franco threw his crack troops at the loyalist lines on the Eoro front, concentrating on VUlalba, but the government reported that the insurgents had been thrown back "with tremendous losses. Fighting continued on both sides of Gandesa where government troops apparent- ly held their ground. members of the Union Socialist-republican party resigned from the cabinet of Premier Edoaard Daladier as a result of the Premier's decla- ration that the 40-hour week must not interfere with the na- tional defense program and that France should go to work. FtmdamentaUy, Daladier sought to stabilize critical French la- J. E. MCDONALD his candid opinion after five years of dealings with the high agricul- ture executive. FAVORS WTCC PLAX McDonald outlined th allotment WTCC tha i happiness to farmers of the United McKinzie said one of the chief objects of the crusade was to sell i salesmen on the idea of being j salesmen. "America is a nation of he told the club. "Practically all of us are selling something" either directly or indi- rectly." Some 125 members and guests attended ths luncheon. Jack Sini- rnons, president, said a member- ship drive had added 118 new mem- bers to the club to bring the total between three and four hundred. Entertainment feature of the program was a group of Donald j Duck imitations given by Lee i Smith. 11. Following the luncheon, directors j of the club met for discussion of i tentative plans for a park and play- j ground jmprovements at Fair Park i The Boosters hope to make the! improvements possible through j popular subscription of funds and j a WPA grant. j Rescuers Near Goal I Operation of Racket Is Told Mob Cared For Arrests, Harlem 'Banker7 Relates By E. C. DANIEL NEW YORK, August- Alexander Pompez, 48, once oper- ator of an Harlem pol- icy "bank." testified in the con- spiracy trial of Tammany chieftian j James J. Hines today that Dutch j Schultz mobsters "took care" of i Desperado and Pal Captured in Dallas Without Shot Fired By GEORGE BTUCKABAY DALLAS, Aug. Floyd Hamilton, captured yes- terday with his desperado companion Ted Walters, plead- ed "with officers today to end his life the same way they did that of his notorious brother Raymond in the electric chair. Ke was through, he said, tired of living, ready to walk into a death chamber rather than accept a long prison term. It was a weak, passive admission from the outlaw whose name had topped the list of those sought by the Department of Jus- tice and whose reputation had conic to equal those of many of his pre- decessors in southwestern banditry, Clyde Barrow, "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Raymono. Hamilton. DEATH POSSIBLE "I don't want to go back to the Hamilton said. 'Td rather die in the chair and get it over with." Police said they would cooperate in an effort to satisfy Hamilton's request. "We expect to file seven or more robbery charges against -In- spector Will Fritz said. "The death sentence seldom is "given for rob- bery in Texas, but under the law it may be." Hamilton and Walters, their escape from the Montague county jaU in March, hare been accused of scores of crimes, robberies, Itidnapings, How many they committed, how- much loot they took probably nerer tnll be established. This much iras cotW- n't have accomplished all the criminal acts with which their names have been linked because of physical possibilities in jret- tiug from one state to another in such a short period of time. But there were several where the cases against them seemed to be Penniless and dog tired after eluding Southwestern posses for weeks, Ted Waiters, left, and Floyd Hamilton, fugitives from' Texas jail, were finally nab- bed by Dallas officers Sunday. Walters, walking along a down- town, street with only a few pennies in his pockets, was quietly captured while Hamil- ton, favoring a bullet wound in his leg, was found in the Trinity river bottoms as he hunted for a freight train to carry him along his fleeing trail (Associated Press IN EVENT OF Sabotage Plans Charged FDR Objectives Linked to Reds' Bar Maverick Secretary of State Holds participation In Prirttary Binding AUSTIN. August best, and it was in those instances, tary of State Edward Clark today that authorities planned to press j overruled a petition of friends of, charges. They probably will be j Cong. Maury Maverick of San! charged and tried in Texas, al- I Antonio that his name be printed though they have been accused of crimes in Louisiana, Oklahoma, CHIP OF BONE TAKEN FROM HUBBELL ARM Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. GUN PLAY LACKING Today a steady stream of robbery See HAMILTON Page 11, CoL 6 policy arrests after organizing the racket in 1932. A bulky, nattily-dressed negro, j Pompez said Dan Smith, a forme: New York City policeman and la- ter a Schultz gangster, and Harry" Schoenhaus. another Schul- tz henchman, came to his office "whenever they wanted money." Hit in Head 1 Robbed of Cash on the ballot as an independent candidate for congress in Novem- ber. Clark held that Maverick, strong supporter of President Roosevelt, could not run as an independent because fre participated in the democratic primary. He was de- feated for the democratic nomina- tion by Paul J. Kilday in a very close race. 1 "I will Clark said, "to; certify the" name of Congressman j Maury Maverick to the county! clerk of Bexar county as an in- dependent candidate for congress. I One who takes part in a primary j assumes an obligation that he j binding on his honor and con- 'MEMPHIS, Term., August 22 Joose bone chip that has- handicapped the pitching of Carl Hubbell was removed from the elbow of- the New York Giant hurlers left arm -today. Dr. J. Spencer Speed, bone specialist who performed the operation, said it should end the pain which Hubbell has suffered during games he pitched in the past two months. Dr. Speed refused to specu- late on whether Hubbell would be able to pitch again this sea- son, Tne pitcher probably will remain at the Dr. Willis C. Campbell clinic for a week, the surgeon said. Hubbell has won 13 games and lost 10 this season. In his 11 years with the Giants he has won 205 games. The witness who said he once was i to the Taylor threatened with death by Dutch i partment this morning_____ _ tz when "The Dutchman." in j struck on the head, knocked! science" unconscious, and robbed of his j -while it is true that the sign-} money and model T Ford pickup j ers of the Maverick application' truck last night. j state did not palpate The robbery was made about a the recent primary, nevertheless 1 a towering rage, flourished a re- volver and said he was going to make "an example" of him. said Smith and Schoenhaus paid him more than 100 till-tapping visits between 1932 and 1934. "Before Schultz made me join the i He ]eft Abilene about Sun- north of Abilene on the Abi- j lene-Anson highway, Payne said. racket I engaged bondsmen and Dul after he had gone MEXICO CITY. August Dixie Davis to see about arrests." about a mile engine trouble devel- The United States embassy report- Pompez said. and ne topped beside the ed today that the American cutter i "But after I joined the -acket road maice rePairs- domestic i was Bearing San Juanito i George Weinberc told me 'they' j working only a few anoth- him, stop- they could be in no better position j men were killed and from 30 to 50 to secure the certifying of Mr. Witness Claims Key Men Placed In Sub Factories WASHINGTON, Aug. B. Matthews, former communist organizer, told the house committee inves- tigating un-American activities today that communists are pre- pared to sabotage key indus- tries in case the United States becomes involved in imperialis- tic war. Matthews- testified he was in- formed by a comunist leader that a communist ''revolutionary nucleus" has been established in Connecticut, submarine plants. He said he was informed that Harry Bridges, CIO leader on the west coast, would be able to paralyze Pacific shipping in the event of war. Matthews launched into a de- scription of communist sabotage plans after asserting that New Deal and communist objectives coincide in many respects. He testified that communists are supporting Presi- dent Roosevelt's drive against con- NEW YORK. Aug. j servative democratic party leaders. Subway Crash Fatal to Two informant on preparations for Maverick's name than Mr. See HEADACHE Page 11, CoL 7 lf Jt is ?roPerIv administer- Capital Cowboy Greets Band WASHINGTON, August Accompanied by the Hardin-Sim- mros university Cowboy band, 60 members of the Let- ter Carriers association arrived to- day for a convention of their nat- ional organization. Dressed in cowboy regalia, the Abilene school's 25'piece band ar- ranged to play at a convention session. In the Texas group were E. E. Smith, Colorado. Tex., president of the State Carriers association; Ar- nold Reber, El CamDO. secretary; Mrs. Bun Bailey. Valley Mills, pres- ident of the state women's auxil- iary and Marion B. McClure, band director, and Herschel Schooley. journalism instructor at Hardin- Simmons. ea. Re said Secretary Wallace has opposed the domestic plan since beginning and is now De- ginning a fight in the South against it. "The most imperative problem facing America today is that of agriculture, because it is the basic industry of all things." said Mc- Donald. "Ninety per cent of eco- nomical and social problems would be solved by the domestic allotment plan, and I believe 95 per cent of the people understanding the plan are wholeheartedly in favor of he added. McDonald said the plan will mee the five objectives set up by Pres- ident Roosevelt in 1935 that'a farm bill must meet. They are: produc- tion control; crop insurance: ever normal granary; soil conservation; parity prices. DRAFT PROTEST The WTCC agricultural commit-! tee is in session to work out plans j for a protest against asserted dis- j See FARM MEET II. Col. 6 24 crew members aboarc: the Nor- manoie. The Weather .EXE and vicinity: Fair tonight and Tuesday continued warm. West Texas; Fair tonisM, Tuesday part- ly cloudy. East. Texas: Fair in north, partly cloudy in south portion tonight anc Tuesdav; tir.ued warm. yetserday ___97 T----' tliis aorn'ins .71 were informed of a i "cut" from 30 to 25 per cent in their j "take.'' "The bankers were made about j the cut and protested that the busi- ness would Pompez said. "But Weinberg told the bankers they would do as they were told or erick could himself." Three courses of action re- mained open to Maverick sup- porters. They miyht conduct a write-in campaign, appeal to the courts from Clark's deci- sion or drop the matter. Several capitol lawyers voiced the one of them ask- i opinion the courts would not over- mob-dictated i That hft ad CIark's action. They pointed .raj ..e -.p_ec. _aa.t ne aid not, j to aecison many years ago in the next; -which the state supreme court re- i fused to compel the secretary i state to certify the name of Au- other persons were injured today: wartime sabotage, Matthews said, Mav- t in a collision between two subway j was Donald Henderson, former fac- j trains on the East side Lexington I ed. "A little." Payne replied. beside the road, minus the model i '_T member at Columbia university. He assured me that the communists had several stra- tegic men in important plants and industries where they would be in a position to sabot- aye vital processing in event cf i in case the United i States should become involved j in a war against the Soviet Matthews said. I Matthews charged the commun- j ists were attempting to bore into j the nation's armed forces, to en- courage military insurrection in event of war against the Soviet; i union. he would break their skulls T and the little money he had had. the witness said. "The car had good tires on it." i Payr.e told officers, "but outside i of that it wasn't worth much." Highway 36 Work Starts Wednesday Construction on Highway 36 from the municipal airpon six miles into Callahan county is to start at 8 Abilene to Be Host To 39 Band Meet The 1939 Regional National Band Absentee Voting Near Standstill Absentee ballot report 76' o'clock Wednesday, according to an j Orchestra contest will be held j democrat: 77'" announcement from the Abilere Abilene Curing April, accord- i ticular ha j ing to word received here today by pr has reached a new low. Tomorrow is the last day on WPA office today. Assignment slips to laborers were! Grain, A.C.C. band director, i which the ballots may be cast, and being sen: from the WPA. office to Ls Iocal secretary of the reg- i this morning the total stood at ional organization. j us. compared with 315 for the The 1938 contest was entertain- j first primary and 450 for the elec- isteel FAIR p.m. a.m. p.m. Dry thermometer 94 72 93 69 fi2 day. The slips went to 75 men who will form the first work unit for the project. The employment set- up calls for between 150 and 200 ed here in May. It was one of the largest and most popular public gatherings the city has ever play- Relative humidity 27 men. but it win be necessary to j ed host to. Plans of the regional start a smaller group to do prelim- i organization are to make the 1939 27 inary work lion of 1936. Saturday. Vivian avenue line. The two trains, both southbound- locals, were filled with hundreds of! passengers, mostly residents of the! Bronx on their" way to work in j downtown offices. Near-panic swept thz crowded! trains when the lights went out and I i a short circuit started a fire. j Salvatore Cota. motorman of the i ;second train, was jammed in nisi i tiny cab when it crashed against the rear coach of the front train, i j He was still alive an hour later j j when rescuers cut their way to j I him with acetylene torches. j Dr. Sidney Lefkoncs and Dr. John i White amputated his right leg just! Ready For Rain i below the knee and police and f ire- J A jmen pulled the unconscious man' At rnQntCITI nil! away. He died in a hospital an hour "Now all you have to do is make IIater- j it R. C. Hoppe, resident engi- The body of Emanuel Auerbach, J neer for the Fort Phantom Hill dam, j who apparently had been riding i commented today. "The gates at the j near Cota's cab, was extricated la- j dam were shut yesterday and r-cw ter. He apparently was killed in- it 5 all ready to hold i stantly. j Heretofore, all water has been j Three hours after the crash, the j let out of the new lake as rapidly as j acetylene torch crew said they be- i possible because the dam had not i lieved the body of a negro still was f been finished, but the rip-rap and in the wreckage. When the twisted j other work on the water side of the cut through, howev-! dam is now complete. Hoppe said. er, no addtional dead were found. Probably two or three more weeks Pryar. county I Police asid they believed the acci- I work will be required before the meeting larger than any yet held, come in. clerk, had reported that 102 j dent was caused by an unidentified! contractors are ready to orcsent its lots had been mailed out but not i passenger jerking an emergency new dam to Abikne. returned. Today, 11 of them had cord when he saw Esther Marza, a But if there's anvone i passenger on the first train, caught' neighborhood who can mak< AUTHORITIES TURN to FINGERPRINTS to IDENTIFY SHARK'S VICTIM in the doors just as the train start- ed pulling out from the 116th street station. in the it rain, MIAMI, Fla., hoped today that fingerprints made from a man's arm found in the stomach of a shark would lead to identification of the victim. City, county and federal officers, joining in the inves- tigation, considered the powibility the man was a murder victim originally because his arm was found in a sand shark, which ordinarily will not attack human beings. The arm appeared to have been severed half-way between the elbow and the shoulder before it was swallowed by the shark. The arm had a piece of rope tied around the wrist and forearm. The discovery was made by Whitey Paulsen, a professional fisherman who caught the 10-foot shark in the Gulf stream east of here. The fisherman estimated the arm had been in the shark about two davs. File Charges Leon Green and Anna Mae King, were charged by complaint this morning with the night burglary August 6, of the residence of E. L. Haag. Theo Ash, justice of the peace, set Green's bond at and the woman's at Neither bond iiad been completed at noon. now is a good time for that person to get busy. Felons Starve PHILADELPHIA, August zz inmates today were found dead in their cells at Philadelphia county prison, where a hunger strike been in profresi.