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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIfT TEXAS' NEWSMPER K EVENING "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVIII, NO. 97. Prcu <tr, ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1938 PAGES stsi JAT; PRICE FIVE CENTS MANNING FRONTIER GARRISONS- Trance Cancels Furloughs to Meet Nazi Maneuvers ADMINISTRATOR OF WAGE-HOUR LAW SAYS NEW LEGISLATION TO KEEP NATION'WELL' As administrator of the new wage-hor-r law j which takes effect October 24, Elmer F Andrews j is one of the most important m-n in America today to employers and to labor. Here he has j written a Labor Day statement explaining tersely j the philosophy behind the new law and the I practical results for which its hop? i By ELMER F. ANDREWS j Newly Appointed Administrator Of Tne Federal i Fair Labor Standards Act j (Written For he AP Feature WASHINGTON, Sept. still has all the resources necessary to regain prosperity and obtain a measure of economic security for all its people, j More generally than ever before, it is agreed that we must husband our resources, our land, our min- i era Is, our equipment, our people. Some sort of eco- j nornic balance that will bring about healthy, not fev- i erish, prosperity must be achieved. j In my view, the fair labor standards act, more j generally known as the wage and hour law, is the i keystone in the arch of all this legislation. Per- j haps because I have been an administrator of state I labor laws, it has seemed to me that this j I said this many months ago when it was ?till being discussed as a of the greatest importance because it will assist industry in paying wage earners at least enough wages to live on. i If such wages can be paid, purchasing power will be increased and maintained- employment in the production of goods for which there will be a greater and more stable market wfll be increased and stab- ilized. It is preventive rather than curative legislation. It will help keep the country well economically. The fair employer who wants to ray his employes at least enough to live on will, under this law. be assisted and protected in that endeavor. Through the provisions of the law and the establishment of industry committees on which he will have equal representation with labor, and the public, he will participate in setting the standards for minimum wages in his industry. On this Labor Day, labor, employers and all of us face many grave problems. Their solution is diffi- cult. "We have made a beginning all .along the line. In the short time since I was appointed administrator ELMER FRANK ANDREWS was New York state's industrial commissioner at a year when President Roosevelt appointed him to ad- minister the wage-hour law for rt year. He's 48. a grad of Renssaeler Polyrech: sejved as corps instructor during tne '.var Has thinning hair, shy eyes, three children, plays golf the of the fair labor standards act I nave been surprised and greatly encouraged by the attitude of friendli- ness and intent to cooperate shown by employers and labor. This demonstrated willingness to do things to- gether, as I have observed it, is the most hopeful sign to which I can point FOLLOWING ESCAPE- Kidnap Leaves Victim 111 Officers Led lo Hideaway PLANE CRASH KILLS 11 Daladier Styles Step Precaution And Urges Calm Reservists Include Specialists to Man Maginot Defenses PERIPGNAN, France, Sept. 5. (TJP) French anti-aircraft bat- teries at Cap Cerfaere shelled five Junkers (German) airplanes flew over the French bor- der at 10 a. m. The planes turned back across the border into Spam and bombed Puerto de la Selva. By HAROLD ETTLIXGER PARIS, Sept. All army and air force furloughs throughout France have been cancelled, an unimpeachable I source .revealed today as Ger- many poured troops into her I Siegfried line, facing- the j French Maginot line on the French-German border. I The navy was not affected by the order, but naval authorities were ready to recall men on leave in case of an emergency. "UNAVOIDABLE PRECAUTION" The Maginot line was fully man- ned, leaves were cancelled and spe- cial reservists moved up to support the defenders of the 200- mile line of fortifications. Premier Edouard Daladier announced that furloughs were cancelled and reservists called up as "an unavoidable precau- i because of the German military reinforcement of the i French, frontier. i The number of German troops on the Siegfried line was not known j definitely, but two more divisions were reported- -to have moved up j during the night. At least two divisions moved up Friday night, and the total was believed to be i 75.000 or more. RICHEST DIOCESE MOURNS CARDINAL NEW YORK, Sept. The richest Catholic diocese in the world, saddened by the death of its "cardinal of char- began the first of four days of public mourning to- day for- Patrick Cardinal Hay- es, who was found dead in bed in his summer cottage at St. Joseph's. N. Y., yesterday. Funeral services will be held Friday in St. Patrick's ca- thedral and Cardinal Haves' body will lie entombed in a crypt under ihe altar with the two archbishops and two car- dinals who preceded him as ad- ministrators of the archdio- cese of New York. As official flags flew at half staff and leaders of all faiths combined to lament the pass- ing of the kindly prelate who rose from the sidewalks of New York to become a prince of the church of Rome, rank- ing memoers of the hierarchy of the archdiocese left for St. Joseph's to escori the body back to the city. Thursday, the Right Rev. Michael J. Lavelle, 82-year-old vicar-general of the archdio- cese and rector of St. Patrick's will preach at a solemn re- quiem mass for Cardinal Hay- es. Monsignor John J. Casey, private secretary of the car- dinal, found him dead when went to ascertain why the pre- late had no: corr.e down to his private chapel for his usual mass at o'clock. Hayes lay wiih his hands clasped and a benign smile on his face, giving rise to the belief he had died while at his nightly hour- long prayers about p_m. Saturday. Cardinal Kayes would have been 71 years old November 20. THEY GAILY CONTINUE HONEYMOON California Woman Weak with Hunger After Abduction MARYSVTLLE, Cal., Sept. 5 Norrna Wamock Meeks, middle-aged Rio Oso housewife, fought against pneumonia in her j ranch home today while officers sought three young men who kid- naped her in a futile attempt- to ob- tain ransom. Weak from hunger and wracked by a severe cough, she was picked up ten miles east of her home in southern Sutter county. She had been held blind-folded in an oak grove, infested with poison ivy, since midnight. DRINKS CATTLE WATER j Her abductors threatened to "blow j out her brains" if she threatened to i escape. She tore off her blindfold j yesterday when the three youths I left- her alone. Physicians said Mrs. Meeks was running a high temperature. They gave her a sedative. Her only food during the time she was held was a piece of cheese, and the water she drank came from a muddy hole used by cattle. Mrs. Meeks was seized at her home late Thursday night by two of the kidnapers. She was bound and 1 gagged, taken to an automobile where the third man waited. Then they drove to the hideaway. About noon yesterday. Mrs. Meeks said, she was told by her captors that- they were going away for a while and was warned that she Sept. crash and explosion of a crippled Royal airforce plane in a crowded London suburban street killed at least 11 persons and injured nearly 30. Four of the dead were of the family of Benjamin Saunders, 43. When the plane exploded Sunday at the side of the Saunders the flames trapped him. his wife, and their sons. Roy. 16. Derek. 8. Mrs. Saunders and Derek were burned to death. The father and Roy died in a hospital during the night. Next door, the fire trapped and severely burned six members of the William Callaghan family. Two sons, Terence, 2, and Deunis, 13, died. Eight-year-old Jimmy Tant. playing in the street, was the first to die as the plane hit the roof of a house nearby, dropped and i struck him, just as his mother rushed out yelling "bombs! Two brothers. Edward and James Letch. 2S and 24, John Etisden. 35. and Pilot Serg. S. R- Morris also were killed, only occupant. The pilot was the plane's MOST EMPLOYES STAY ON JOBS DESPITE LABOR DAY PROGRAMS Abilene's business houses re- mained open today, ind work was the chief way in which employes celebrated Labor Bay Many professional offices were closed, however, and many Abi- lenians were fortunate enough to be journeying to nearby points for holi- day observances. At Midland there was a big rodeo, with Gov.-Nominate W Let; O'Dan- iel slated to lead a large parade. Midland's festivities close tonight. The Double Heart -codeo. 10 miles south of Sweetwater. was still an- other attraction. It, too, climaxes tonight. Several Abilenians to Cisco for an all-day celebration of Vet- erans of Foreign Wars. post of the VFW is host, and 4.000 per- sons were on han-i. Dentists were in for the annual meeting of the West Texas Dental society, which features a recreational as well as a pro- woulc be Killed if she tried to es- J fessional program. caPe- I Abilene'? feature on the Labor A.ter a tune. Mrs. Meeks said, billing was finals in the state sne fell asleep and when she awak- 5Oftball tournament, slated a t ened she removed the blindfold and i Sportsmen's field tonight. Abi- ran away. j ]ene-s coca Cola team and the First she hurried across fields to a j---------------------------------------------- farm house. She roused the occu-j w pants and learned she was near j Fight FlTCS Sheridan. Without' disclosing her I identity, she started walking down SPOKANE, Wash. .Sept. the road. There she was met by Bert Foster. 55. ranch teamster. "Aren't you Mrs. he asked. she said and began to cry. American Pipeline companv club of Kilgore were in the playofi. City hall offices closer: today: so did offices at the Taylor county courthouse, except the sheiiffs and district clerk's. It was a. holiday at the postoffice after 10 a. m. and one city delivery. Banks also closed. Fishing and picnic spotc of the area were popular with family grups. Many Abilerrans tuned in on President chat over four networks from Demon, Md., today. Emergency po- licemen, state highway remained on duty. Thurber Reunion Due to Draw THURBSR. Sept. proximately 4.000 ex-residents were expected here today for the Thur- ber reunion. Persons from as far away as Illi- nois and California were included. Coahoman Killed BIG SPRING. Sept, youth was killed and two injured in an automobile crash here late Saturday More than 2.000 fighters manned I night. (forest fire lines on two fronts in Billy Wachel. 20. of Coahoma. i the northwest today in an effort to died of a fractured skull Sunday. j stamp out 200 fires which sprang T. H. McCann of Coahoma suffer- up in north central Washington and i ed a fractured arm and lacerations Premier Daladier issued a com- munique urging the population to i remain calm as an essential eie- ment for the maintenance of peace. The communique, drawn after a conference between Daladier and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet, said: "By reason of the internat- ional situation and. in conse- quence of important measures for the reinforcement of ef- fectives and material carried out by the German on our northeastern frontier, the gov- ernment has had to take a cer- tain number of measures for security. "This, notably to maintain the full effectives of the fort- ress troops, reservists were re- called to the colors and sol- diers on leave ordered to re- turn to their barracks. "It is a question of measures of unavoidable precautions. This should not cause uneasiness of pub- lic opinion and calm, of which the essential element is the main- tenance of peace. In any case. according to the latest informa- tion, the general situation appears to be evolving towards an apprec- iable relaxation of tension.'' The reservist were reported to include officers and non-commis- sioned officers specially trained to handle the complicated underground apparatus and guns of the Maginot forts. They will participate in ex- ercises along the entire fortified chain. Besides military measures the gov- ernment cancelled the leave of all gendarmes in the frontier rgions. It also recalled all postal, telegraph and telephone emoloyes of the pre- fectures and ordered prefects to re- main at their posts. The action was interpreted as a reply to German maneuvers in the Siegfried fortifications across the Rhine. Thousands of German troops poured into the newly-constructed forts. Conference to Fix Price of Peanuts EASTLAND, Sept. <SpD The price the Southwestern Peanut association will pay this season for peanuts will be determined Septem- ber 10 when Conrad Schaefer of Rising Star, association president, confers with representatives of the marketing section of the agricul- northern Idaho during week-end and J. C. Baker of Forsan received i tural department at Washington. i of severe lightning storms. a fractured skull and broken legs. D. C.. it was announced today. 'NO RECEPTION' SOON AFTER JAIL Police Capture Escaped Outlaw Kidnaper Found In Stolen Aufo Desperado Pulls Bricks from Cell Wail, Squirms Out ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. j Couch, Southwest- ern outlaw, was captured by two St. Paul policemen today, only a little more than twelve hours after he had escaped from the Ramsey county jail here. Couch was captured as he sat in a stolen car at a street intersection in the western part of the city. The desperado made no attempt to resist arrest. He was not armed. FACES DEATH PENALTY Couch, 22. was the second fed- eral prisoner to escape from the i Ramsey county jail in four days, j He had faced a possible death penalty for the abduc- tion August 13 of Peggy Gross, 23, prominent in St Louts so- ciety, and Daniel Cox Fahey Jr., 28, architect at St. -Louis for the National Park service. j Couch and an accomplice, James Meredith. 21, abducted the couple) August 13 on the outskirts of SL Louis. They wanted Fahey's auto- mobile and took Miss Gross and Fahey along to prevent them from making report of the theft. The desperadoes released the couple. bound and gagged, near Minneap- olis, 24 hours later, i G-Men fatally wounded Meredith and .captured Couch August 16 in a north woods hideout near Effie. Minn. Meredith confessed before he died. Couch, when arraigned August 19. said that he would plead guilty, although a prosecutor had announced he would demand the death penalrv. REMOVES BRICKS I Robert Hendon. chief of the St. j. Paul offices of the federal bureau j of investigation, said that Couch j had removed bricks from beneath i the window of his first floor cell. squeezed through a small hole and j jumped to the ground. i Couch and Meredith had been j sought for a series of robberies and other crimes in southern states. They had hard pressed by police when they fled from St. i Louis. I Couch had been held on the ab- duction charge under bond pending presentation of his case j to the Ramsey county grand jury i late this month. I Last Thursday. John R; Kahl. 18. I St. Paul, charged wim having stol- en mail, escaped from the jail in the same manner. Police Investigate i 6 Burglaries Here i Burglars were stirring in Abilene college, and the Rev. H. D. Marlin. during the week end. Officers were Mayor William E. Ward, above, of Crisfield, Maryland. a republican, said he would have no official reception at Oisfield for President .Roose- velt today. Ward said: "Mr. Roosevelt is coming as a pol- itician and so I am not going; to pay any attention to him." Nijib Toonie, 27-year-old Ara- bian telephone engineer, and his bride of a week. 17-year- old Doris Hisaw Toonie. of Neosho. Mo., gaily left the U. S. commissioner's office in New York, free to continue their honeymoon and sail soon for Arabia. The father of the girl had brought federal charges against the Arabian on the Crusade Enters Second Week Buy a Mattress Slogan for Today In Sales Drive expressed fear Toonie intend- ed to establish the girl in a harem in Iraq. The bride- groom, called the harem idea "ridiculous, we don't have harems in The young couple walked into the U. S. commissioner's office, he inter- viewed them, dismissed the charge, and they departed hap- oilv. Grand Jurors Given Charge Odessa Civic Leader Dies F. M. Gwin Drops Dead After Heart Attack Sunday ODESSA. Seat. neral for F. M. Gwin. secretary- manager of the Odessa chamber of commerce, will be held here tomor- row morning at 9 o'clock at the First Methodist church. Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, president of McMurry Tne Abilene Salesmen's crusade is one week old going strong. Today, incidentally, is Mattress "We spend one-third of our lives in not be comfort- is the idea which furniture men are emphasizing as they pre- sent, today's crusade commodity to Abilenians. The idea is. if you plan to buy a mattress, or several, this fall, do so today. Two coffee days were labeled by grocers who really put their hearts into the crusade as a "big success." More than 4.000 pounds of coffee was sold, it was estimated. Tie day Saturday likewise found participants on the sell- ing: side enthusiastic. Said one merchant: "Saturday's volume of tit sales was seven times the normal Saturday sales." Anoth- er said six times, another four times. Tuesday is an "off day." some- what of a rest period before other Rushing, was employed by him in special days arrive. Wednesday will the chamber of commerce office. be Underwear day. Mr. Gwin was born in Kansas. local minister, will officiate. The body will be taken overland to Cross Plains for Masonic rites and burial in the afternoon. Mr. '3win died Sunday afternoon after a hear: attack. He apparently had been feeling well, having: taken a short automobile drive after lunch. Ee was 52 years old Augrust 18. For a number of years Mr. Gwin was city manager at Cross Plains. resigning in 1927 to take a similar post at Parr.pa. In 1934 he resigned to travel for a bonding company. but he accepted the Odessa cham- ber of commerce position a few months ;ater. busy this morning investigating sis more burglaries as follows: Richards Shoe shop. 170 Cypress, entered Saturday night. Small amount of money, shoe repair ma- chinery taken. Home of Dr. M. A. Jenkens. 320 Beech, entered. Purse belonging to his daughter. Mrs. James K. Polk, taken. Loss included S3 and a pin. Hardin Lumber company entered after lock on door broken; ager checking loss. M. A. Williams of i Potosi Foreman I Of 42d Court Body i "You are charged to inrestigaia j 2 number of cases of burglary, theft, I murder, forgery and driving while j Judge M S. Long tolc grand jurors for vhe fall term i 42d district court this morning. "The i only stop to cuch cases is sure j and swift punishment." j Only indirect reference was made to investigation of the 1932 death i of W. A. Hale in connection with which six persons have been I charged. Chief point stressed by i Judge Long was the importance of both grand and petit juries i Following the charge, the jurors i retired, completed their crganiza- 1 tion. then recessed until tomorrow in observance of Labor Day Only j the bailiffs will work today, -sum- moning witnesses for the hearings i which are expected to continue i through Thursday. M. A. Williams of Potosi was ap- i pointed foreman for the jury and i S. M. Pliler was made secretary. i Other members are Nichols, Len C. Smith. K. R Clerimer. V. W. Young. J. O. W. H. Pil- lion. W. L. Oshieid, R. T. Reid, Earl Landers and Rufus Tittle. ANSON, Sept. jurors were selected in 104th district court here today. i Jurymen named were Foreman T, I A. Upshaw of Stamford. W. J. Bry- man- ant. Stamford: J. K. Brady. Stain- ford; C. P. Amerson. Hamlin: Hi- Travis school building, tools taken, i ram E. Olson, Lueders; D. H. Gard- Abilene Economy grocery on Wai- ner. Hamlin; W. Earl Smith, Ham- taken. Manager lin; H. E. Brown. Hamlin: E. nut street, racao checking less. Eason, Merkel. rout 2; Bryan B. He has been the Odessa corres- Chicken coop at Schultz grocery I Dunagin. Merkel. route 2; H, C- Fail pendent for the Reporter-News for raided; five fryers gone. -and W. B. Warren. Anson. the past four year.11. Survivors are two daughters, two sifters, two grandchildren and his One daughter. Mrs. Maxine Europe's Eyes on Hitler PAGE 10