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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 31, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®be Abilene Reporter —“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES; -Byron ★★★ EVENING VOL. LYM I, NO. 92. Called rmi I UPI ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES AmmIiM Pr«M I API PRICE FIVE CENTS WOUNDING ROOSEVELT PRESTIGE—Target of Purge’ Renominated, McAdoo Trailing DELIVERED BY CAESARIAN AFTER MOTHER DEAD, TWINS YE AR OLD KINGSVILLE, August 31— (UP)—Jose Salazar and Maria Ramirez, twtns who wer- born through a Caesarian operation after the death of their mother, and said to be the only pax' born under such circumstances living in the world, c?iebrated today the first anniversary of their birth There was to be a birthday party this afternoon at the home of Pedro Ramirez a barber and the foster father of Maria Two cakes were baked and a single candle was placet* on eaen Jose and his mother and father, the Eduardo Salazars who own an interest in a general merchandise store, were to join Maria before the party. The children were born a few days premature^ a year ago today. Their delivery was made a few minute.* af* ter their mother, Dolores Conde, died of a heart at* tack In the Kleberg county hospital. Mrs. Conde, wife of Gorgonio Conde, a Kleberg county farmer, had entered the hospital for the heart condition A few hours after she entered, she suffered a heart attack Physi-See BIRTHDAY, Pg. 15, Col. 7 BACKING UP FRANCE— British Envoy Flies with Warning to Nazi Fuehrer Sudetens’ Split Balks Solution; French 'Ready' Radicols Oppose Compromise Bid By Government (See Page 3 for roundup International situation.) POLLY TO POLLY: 'GIMME CRACKER' rn of LONDON, Aug. 31.—(AP) Britain’s ambassador to Germany left by plane for Berlin today armed with what inform-A ed persons said was authority to warn Germany anew in vigorous terms that Britain might not be able to remain neutral if war came in Central Europe. The envoy, Sir Nevile Henderson.! looked grave as he boarded his plane. TO REPEAT SIMON S TALK Henderson reached Berlin at 6 p m He was expected to see Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop j shortly, but whether he was to meet Reichsfuehrer Hitler within the next few days apparently was not decided tonight. Nazi leaders regarded the ambas- i sador as the bearer of an important message, coming directly from yes- ! terday's meeting of the British cab- j inet and after long deliberations of Britain's chiefs of state. Persons close to the British gov- , ernment said Henderson was authorized to reiterate privately to Hitler if necessary the warning voiced at Lanark Saturday by Sir i John Simon, chancellor of the ex- I chequer—in substance, that Britain might not be able to remain aloof ■ lf the German-Czechoslovak crisis over the Sudeten Germans led to open conflict. Henderson, who attended a meeting of the British cabinet yesterday, was said to be empowered to say to Germany's leaders that the British government was convinced: First, that France can not easily evade her obligations to aid Czechoslovakia, against aggression : Second, that if France Is Involved in war with Germany, Britain ran not afford to let her be beaten. Conservatives Urge Canton Division PRAHA, Aug. 31.—(Ah—A growing split in the Sudeten German party complicated today the solution of the long-standing dispute between Czechs and Sudetens over minority rights. The radical element of the nazi- “Polly, wants a cracker” pleads Polly Parrot—and Polly Parrott smilingly obliges. Yes, the young miss in the picture is named Polly Parrott, too, and she posed all by way of reminding Abi-lenians that Thursday is cracker day in the Salesmen's Crusade. This particular parrot (the bird) is slightly original in her request for crackers. “Gimme a cracker” she insists to anyone who will listen in the lobby of the New Fincher hotel, which is her home. That might well be the slogan for Thursday—"Gimme a Cracker." Polly Parrott’s home (the girl) is on Highland avenue; she is an employe of General Motors Accepance corporation. Yes, she likes crackers, too. Abilene merchants are all set to supply the biggest cracker market in years on Cracker Day. One grocery alone stocked 219 dozen boxes of crackers extra-just for the special commodity day. SPECIAL DAYS THICK AND FAST AS CRUSADE GAINS MOMENTUM Grinning Like Dental Ads, Drug Store Lads to Peddle Castor Oil Ungrimacing By MAURINE ROE Abilene is sales crusading in a big way. Special days fall thick and fast, with Cracker Day and Household Dental Needs right ahead—tomorrow. Then take another look at the calendar: Two Coffee days—Friday and Saturday. Tie day—Saturday. Chicken Dinner day—Sunday. Mattress day—Monday. PART FOR EVERYBODY Everybody is whizzing around planning for those special observances; everybody can and should have a part th them, as salesmen or buyers or both. Retail druggists will start Household Dental Needs day off with a breakfast, entertaining all their employes at 6 o’clock. After that together, the special crusade will swing into action. The boys behind the drug store counters will be smil- supported Sudeten party wanted to inB Tike dental ads as they offer their customers every opportunity to buy their fall supply of tooth paste or powder; the boys will even sell castor oil without a grimace. Grocery stores will frown on any customer passing up the crackers; on the other hand, they probably wont have to do any frowning, for the patriotic customers will be asking for crackers before the clerks have an opportunity to make suggestions. Remember, there are lots of kinds of crackers—the good old stand-by soda crackers, cheese crackers, butter crackers, even sweet crackers. Theres a variety of cracker to please every taste. FURNITURE MEN JOIN Abilene merchants are all set to supply the biggest cracker market In years. One store alone stocked 219 dozen boxes of crackers extra— just for the special day’s business. reject a government compromise suggestion to meet the Sudeten demands for territorial autonomy. DIVISION URGED A more conservative group — which fears the menace of a European war and which that much of such a war would be fought on Sudeten territory—is urging that See EUROPE, Pf. 15, Col. 6 $44,565 Total of August Building Twenty-four building permits were issued during August for construction costing $44,565, according to records of Tom Willis, city building inspector. Eight of the permits w’ere for construction of new homes, and two were for the erection of business houses. Fourteen permits were issued for alterations. The total for August is about $8,-000 under that for the same period last year. In August, 1937. $50,820 was the total. Largest permit issued this month went to the Citv of Abilene for erection of an $8,000 livestock building at Fair Park. Other large permit* issued were. to Texas and Pacific railroad for erection of a $5,400 warehouse on South Second; to John Blocker for alterations amounting to $5,750 on a theater in the 200 block on Pine. With the usual pick-up in business in fall Willis expects a large month during September in building. Representatives of Barrow Furniture company, G. W. Waldrop. Short, Montgomery and Rowell, Woodloch Young and Brown, Prather furniture stores, the furniture departments of Montgomery and Ward and Sears gathered at the chamber of commerce this morning. . They set Monday for Mattress Day, and made plans for another special observance the following Monday—Floor Covering Day. “EAT CHICKEN” SUNDAY Nor was enthusiasm lacking when cafe owners got together and set Chicken Dinner day for Sunday. Here's the idea; There are thousands of frying chickens (broilers, bakers, too) in the country. "Dine out Sunday” will be the day's slogan, with the addition:    '^at    Chicken.” Not only I will the observance give the cafe owners an active part in the crusade, it will give the cooks in the kitchens at home a rest, and it I will give the farmers and others with chickens to sell a break. J. E. McKinzie. crusade manager. Is about as busy these days as the See CRUSADE. Pg. 15. Col. 8 Design for Living LONDON, August 31—t/P) —Ron Whyte of South Australia is on vacation here and is going to have a good time. His wife has given him a writ* ! ten permit to do so. to wit: "This is to certify that I 'Jackie,' the legally wedded wife of Ron i Whyte, do hereby permit my husband to go wherever he pleases, drink when he pleases and whatever he pleases, and I furthermore permit him to keep and enjoy the company of any lady he sees fit. as I know he is a good judge. I Dies Charges Bridges Case Pigeonholed Perkins Claims Texan Attempting To Ursup Duties WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.— (AP) —Chairman Dies (D- I Texas) of the house committee on un-American activities said today Secretary Perkins had taken the “astonishing action” ! of “practically dropping” denotation nroceedings against Harry Bridges, west coast C. I. O. leader. Dies, en route to Texas, telephoned his statement here after the committee received from the secretary of labor a blunt rejection of its demand that Bridges be deported because he was a communist. SHE RIDICULES "It is laughable for a member of an executive department, especially Miss Perkins, to complain that a congressman was trying to usurp the functions of a government department,” Die* said. "AU that I am asking as a member of congress is that sh* enforce the law in the Bridges case, which she has not done to this date. Miss Perkins wrote Chairman Dies: “The fact that communists are unpopular, and I agree in this, does not justify us in placing within that category e.ery other unpopular person, nor in deporting them without a scrupulous regard for the due process of law, the clear and certain ruling of the courts and the facts in the case. "Perhaps it Is fortunate that Shirley Temple was born an American citizen and that we will not have to debate the issue raised by the preposterous revelations of your committee in regard to this innocent and likeable child.” FOCAL POINTS OF WAR THREATS A tense European situation grew more tense when Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany made a surprLse trip of inspection to forts along the Franco-German border. This map locates the points watched closely as Great Britain and France strove to prevent an outbreak of war. Sadler Asks to Fight Oil Suits Rail Commission Nominee Requests Appointment as Special Prosecutor AUSTIN, August 31— (A*)—A burning controversy over state confiscation of hot oil crackled on several fronts today, bringing these developments: Atty. Gen. William McCraw announced he *.’Ould not dump all existing illegal oil production on the market Jerry Sadler, nominee for railroad comissioner. offered his services without pay as a special prosecutor for the Travis county district attorney "to stop oil confiscation." j- Typhoon Strikes TOKYO. August SI—(UP)—A typhoon struck Yokohama and tokyo tndav, causing widespread damage. The wind velocity was estimated at 65 mile san hour. The Tokyo weather bureau issued a warning that a tidal wave, height unestimated might follow immediately after the typhoon. The first violent blow was at Yokohama, where the wind snapped electric wires, made many streets impassible and uprooted trees. Waves ran high over the wharves. Water police were unable to use launches to aid ships nearby. It was feared many fishing boats were iosi‘. The storm later reached Tokyo, causing the Sumida river to rise rapidly. Tomorrow is the 210th day under the old calendar. Tradition says that if it is stormy, crop failure always follow**. The populace was accordingly greatly worried. Governor James V. Allred in response to questions said he w'as “deeply concerned over the threatened lass through confiscation suits to the state and to the welfare of the oil industry.” CONFERENCE HELD State Sen. T. J. Holbrook of Galveston. and Sen. Joe Hill of Henderson, members of a general investigating committee which once inquired into the process of disposing of confiscated oil met with Governor Allred and Sadler. Renewal of the pro and con of confiscation arguments came after Storm Leaves Five Stranded BROWNSVILLE. Aug. SI. Five Americans, three of women, today wege reported marooned without food on the Mexican mainland at Laguna Madre. A. B. Jenson of Alamo, Texas, postponement yesterday of trial of whQ ^ thrpe companlons> saw four suits involving nearly 400.000 (An them barrels of oil. Trial was set for Friday. McCraw pointed to a joint agreement with the railroad commission in February 1937 whereby orders for sale of confiscated production would not be issued unless the market permitted. Governor Allred said confiscation stopped until after the election was over and "I hope It doesn't start again.” Following hLs conference with the the Americans go to the spot about 50 miles below Brownsville before a hurricane stranded them aStur-day, walked 20 miles from another fLshing camp before he caught a ride here to report their plight. Jenson said the five were from Port Arthur. Texas, but he ( id not know* their names. Jenson was making an effort to charter a plane to drop the stranded Americans food and a note instructing them to walk to a Mexi- governor, Holbrook said he did not can ranch house and get a ride in contemplate at this time a com- a wag0n t0 Matamoras, Mexico, mittee inquiry into confiscation. Jenson’s companions. Jim Ring-SAYS LAW INVALID    jan<j an(j john Manley of Alamo Hill pointed out he had opposed an(j Bert Neibors Weslaco, stayed Pope Decides Against Race As Independent Outcome Boosts Hopes of George In Georgia Fight POLITICS AT GLANCE By Associated Press SOUTH CAROLINA—Democrats rebuff President Roosevelt by giving Sen. Ellison D. Smith 25.000-vote victory over Gov, Olin D. Johnston, New Deal choice. Mayor Burnet May-bank of Charleston and Wyndham Manning enter runoff primary for governor. CALIFORNIA—Sen. William G. McAdoo, endorsed by President, trails In returns from nearly half the state. Leading him is Sheridan Downey, $30-a-week pension advocate. Cul-bert Olson, democrat, and Gov. Frank Merriam, republican, far ahead for gubernatorial nominations. Philip Bancroft, rancher, leads in republican senatorial race. GEORGI A—Supporters of Sen. Walter F. George, opposed by Roosevelt, heartened by Smith's victory In neighboring South Carolina. MARYLAND—President says he is saddened by advertisements, sponsored by Senator Tydings* headquarters, criticising “federal invasion" of state. President will speak In Maryland Labor day for Rep. David J. Lewis. Tydlngs’ opponent. IDAHO—Sen. James P. Pope, defeated for democratic renomination, decides not to enter November campaign as an independent. MASSACHUSETTS — WPA Administrator Harry Hopkins tells Boston audience that president's “purge” is justified. By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.— (UP)—South Carolina democrats today struck a thudding blow to President Roosevelt's political prestige in the Deep South. That blow was accompanied by a lesser shock from Idaho and a hint of New Deal trouble brewing in California. FOUR HIGH SPOTS High spots of tne day, which wit- I nessed the first test of Roosevelts campaign to drive conservative democrats from congress, included: j 1. South Carolina rejected his wish that New Deal Gov Olin D Johnston be substituted for conservative Sen. Ellison D. (Cotton Ed) Smith in the senate. 2. Returns from California reported Sen. William G McAdoo, seeking re-election with Roosevelt support, trailing Sheridan Downey, likewise a New Dealer but one who fouled his White House lines by supporting a $3C-a-week old age pension plan. 3 Sen James P. Pope <D-Idaho), faithful Roosevelt supporter, decided against an independent candidacy for reelection although Roosevelt ygfLs believed by some observers to have given some encouragement to such strategy. 4 New York republican leaders were reported considering borrow- i ing Gov Herbert H Lehman from the democratic party to nm for the senate. NEXT TEST IN MARYLAND But South Carolina is front and I center today in fhe politica< picture ' and the so-caled "purge” score is l-to-0 against the New Deal with three to go. The nex* test comes FINGER MAN Abilene furniture men went into want him to back horses and en-the salesmen’s crusade with en- joy life In this world, for he will thusiasm plus.    i    be * iong time dead.” Destroyers Cancel Visit to Vera Cruz MEXICO CITY. August 31 — (UP)—The newspaper Universal reported from Vera Cruz today that five United States destroyers i scheduled to visit there on Friday had cancelled their trip, allegedly as a consequence of the recent American not'? regarding the Mex-I ican expropriation of farmlands. the confiscation act and expressed an opinion it was invalid. He added he offered a bill at the last regular session to correct "some of the defects in the law but some of the very people who are howling now- opposed passage of the corrective measure." "Since the law Is still on the books I will not criticize as long as it Is followed.” he said. "If it at their camp while Jenson made the trip here. The three have ample food. Jenson said. Reply to Hull Note Waits on Cardenas MEXICO CITY. August 31 —<JPi —Mexico will reply to U. S. Secrets not followed that Is a different tary Hulls second note protesting story. I am not interested in further expropriation of American-working over any of last years owned farm lands after President bird nests.”    Cardenas delivers his annual mes- "Excess production is a thing of sage to congress tomorrow, lnform-the past in East Texas. I am not ed quarters said today. so certain but what other sections President Cardenas is expected were more guilty in the past than to detail Mexico's view of her re-East Texas.”    lations with the United States. By the United Press New Deal defeat becarm more crushing as vote tabulations progressed today. In South Carolina, with only 48 of the 1.508 precincts missing, the count stood; Smith 166.098; Johnson 134-458 Smith's majority: 31,640. With returns counted from 7.076 of California's 12.438 precincts, the totals were. Downey 186,170; McAdoo 154,-932. Three other senatorial candidates trailed by from 120,000 votes up. DIXIE DAVIS, on way to court. • rn • Davis Testifies To Paying Hines Policy 'Mouthpiece' Admits Perjuring Self for Schultz NEW YORK. Aug. St (AP) — I. Richard (Dixie) Davis, 32-year-old "kid mouthpiece” of the Dutch Schultz policy racket, testified today in the conspiracy trial of James J. Hines that ho paid Hines approximately $4#,-OOO as political "fixer” for the mob between October, 1932, and July, 1P35. By E. C. DANIEL NEV.' YORK, Aug. 31-(A»)-J. Richard <Dixie) Davis, 32-year-old “kid mouthpiece” of the multi-million-dollar Dutch Schultz policy racket, today “put the finger” directly on "Tammany District Leader James J. Hines by testifying that ho paid Hines $2,000 in October, 1932. The Tammany boss is on trial a* 1 the accused "political front” for the racket. "I visited Hines’ home with Schultz,” the witness swore, “and later went to see Hines with Leo Rosenthal.” Rosenthal was a Hines aide at hie Monongalela democratic club. "I told Hines I heard he needed money, so I gave him $2,000.” Dist. Atty. Thomas E. Dewey had ! Davis describe a series of "social’' trips he took with Hines, and the witness added: “Hines asked me for “numbers’ games money any number of times.” "How many times?” “At least 15 or 20 times, at the end of 1933,” Davis replied. Davis blandly conceded, under questioning by Dewey, that he had committed perjury “many times” in the past, declaring as to one specific instance: "I may have told the truth, but I can't recall." Spectators laughed. Davis said he met Hines at the Tammany leader’s home in October, 1932, shortly after Dutch Schultz decided to “muscle in” on the lucrative Harlem policy game. “How often did you see Hines during the next six months after Oc-tOQer, 1932?” Dewey asked. "Two or three times a week. We went to restaurants, prizefights and the racetracks together.” Davis said he had been ordered by Dutch Schultz to "develop" Hines’ friendship “as he might be very valuable to him.” SECOND HAND STORE CZAR, WHO BELIEVES IN SIGNS, CLEARS SHOE STOCK-FREE KANSAS CITY. Aug. 31. (UP) —Business was good at V. J. • Red) Ainsworth's second hand store and he moved 2,000 pairs of shoes to “good customers,” but the cash register didnt ring once. Ainsworth, whose clientele consists principally of needy Northenders decided that he was getting over-stocked and that many of the shoes in his place were third and fourth hand. Customers who came for second hand shoes would leave behind their old ones, he explained. To liquidate his surplus. Ainsworth placed a huge box on the sidewalk and erected a sign which read: “Free Old Shops." There were no restrictions. Men. women and children came by the hundreds, fumbled through the box and selected pairs which came closest to filling their size and style requirements. “There were dressed-up guys. Raddles, panhandlers and a lot of women and children,” he said. “The idea went over so well that I may put out some old hats and other stuff I want to get rid of." As an added touch, Ainsworth placed another sign over the door of his establishment with a large hand which points down fo a canister of tobacco. The signs reads: "Free Smokes, Roll Your Own on Red.” “I’ve been giving away the makings for months,” he said. “They used to bum me so much, I just decided to make it convenient.” The door of Ainsworth's place Is always open and often Ainsworth is out visiting some of his north-end friends. But no one helps himself to anything when he is not around. That may be because of the huge blue work shiit that measures IO feet from cuff to cuff and hangs In the window. A sign on the shirt reads: “The man that owns this shirt will be back in an hour.” September 12 in Maryland where Roosevelt backs Rep. David J Lew-j is against the renomination candidacy of Sen. Millard E. Tydings. I The president will go into that state Labor Day to speak for his man and already the Tydings forces have prepared advertisements to I appear this week in 76 Maryland papers, reading: "Citizens of Maryland “Defend your state Against federal invasion.” The Maryland test of New Deal political power will be followed September 14 by the Georgia primary in which Roosevelt backs U. S. Attorney Lawrence Camp against Sen. Walter F. George. On September 20 the final challenge to demo-| cratic conservatism will bo made in i New York's 16th congressional dis-j trlct, where the New Deal has proscribed Rep. John J. O’Connor. Ihe Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. West Texas. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. East Texas; Partly cloudy tonight and i Thursday. Highest temperature yesterday ... 89 Lowest temperature this morning ..71 TEMPERATURES Tues. Wed. p.m . 89 a rn. 75 See POLITICS, Pf. 15, Cot 6 1    .. 2      89 3      89 4   88 5      87 6      SS 7      84 8   *2 9      80 10      78 11      76 Midnight ... . Noon ...... Sunrtee ..... Sunset ... 6:30 p.m. 6:30 a m. 12:S3 p.m. Dry thermometer    83    "I    91 Wet thermometer    66    62    68 Relative humidity    35    60    $• FAIR 74 74 74 Ti 71 71 72 80 83 88 . 75 . 90 .6:14 .7:05 ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 31, 1938