Abilene Reporter News, September 6, 1938

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September 06, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene JXcpovtcr"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE ICI I WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES,”-Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL LYM I, NO. 98. DUM Tress (UPI ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1938—TWELVE PAGES iMsrliltd Press (API PRICE FIVE CENTS DENYING AIR PACT SOUGHTFuehrer Defies World to Blockade Germany Again HOW DOES WAGE-HOUR LAW AFFECT YOU? THIS MAY TELL EDITORS NOTE: The new labor standards law becomes effective October 24. Already both employers and employes are flooding the office of the administrator of that law with requests that he explain specifically how the law affects them. Many of the questions cannot be answered authoritatively at this time. The Associated Press, however, lists in a series of articles (of which this is the first) many of the questions being asked and the best available answers A WASHINGTON. Sept. 6 — (&- What is the purpose of the “fair labor standards act of 1938?” To eliminate undesirable labor conditions and living standards which might burden and obstruct See WAGE-HOUR, Pg. ll, Col. 5 SAVING ABDUCTED WOMAN Fear Stays Kidnap Slayer’s Hand Hireling Fails To Obey 'Boss' MAYBE IT OUGHT TO BE SAFETY PIN DAY, TOO This youngster isn't one bit concerned about his underwear —but Abilene merchants are Wednesday is Underwear day in the Abilene Salesmen's Crusade. ¥ ¥ ¥ Manufacturers Boost Crusade Dinner Planned, Another Special Day Considered Representatives of 15 Abilene manufacturing concerns met this morning at the chamber of commerce to outline plans for participation In the Salesmen s Crusade. Planned is a dinner one evening next week, time 7:30 o'clock, at which an effort will be made to have every local manufacturer, both large and amah, represented, At that time a special day In the crusade will be set. A committee to plan for the dinner was named this morning. Members are Arch Batjer of T. S. Lankford <fe Sons, Inc., clothing manufacturers; P F. McCarty of the McCarty Manufacturing company, foods; R. H. Banowskv, Pepsi-Coia Bottling company, and Noble McGee of the McGee Candy company. All around the town merchants were getting ready for Wednesday's celebration —Underwear day. Friday and Saturday have been designated as Bread and Cake day. Two new crusade members were announced at noon by Manager J. E. McKenzie — Texas <fe Pacific Railway company and T. S. Lankford fi Sons, Inc. Blue Team Wins Ad Sales Derby The Blue    captained    by    Mrs. Maurine Eastus Roe. was winner in the Reposer-News Brown Derby ad selling contest, participated in by the newspaper’s 75 employes the past four weeks. The Bluek scored 28.030 points compared to the Reds' 19.957. The Red team was captained by Si Addington. Mary Trammell, advertising solicitor on the Blue side was high scorer when she chalked up 9,313 points Alton Dorsett. also a member of the Blues and an advertising solicitor, was second high with 4,110 points. The lasers will have to fete the winners with a picnic lunch. Date for the event will be announced soon. Tile contest was based on the selling of card advertising. For each dollar sold a cash percentage was given the solicitor. The contest started started August 7 and ended Sunday. Second Catholic Cardinal Is Dead ROME. Sept. 6—(TP*—Camillo Cardinal Laurenti, prefect of the sacred congregation of rites, died today of a heart attack. He was 76. Cardinal Laurenti was the second cardinal to die within three days—Patrick Cardinal Hayes of New York died Sunday—and the fifth this year. His death reduced the oellege of cardinals to 64 members of whom 35 are Italians and 19 of other nationalities. That means underwear for everybody, from gTandpap's •'long-handles'' to Mary's frothy silk scanties to Baby Jim's thre“-correred panties.” “Buy Underwear” is the slogan which all Abilenians are being urged to heed tomorrow?. Officers Center Abduction Probe About Ringleader MARYSVILLE, Cal., 8ept. 6 —(UP)—The man charged by “the boss” to kill Mrs. William R. Meeks and throw her body into the Bear river failed to carry out his instructions only because he was afraid to be implicated in a murder, Dist. Atty. Loyd Hewitt believed today. Even his obvious fear of “the boss,” who apparently planned the kidnaping of Mrs Meeks and had his two associates carry out his scheme did not keep Mrs. Meeks’ guard from permitting her to go free rather than face capture and perhaps be sentenced to death. BOSS’ MYSTERY “There s been too much publicity," the 55-year-old woman s guard told her late Saturday, almost 48 hours after she was forced from her home. "The boss sent word for me to blow your brains out and throw you into the river.” The man offered no reason to Mrs. Meeks as to why he didn't follow instructions. Hewitt said the only explanation was that he feared a murder charge even worse than that of kidnaping, although both carry a possible death penalty. In their search for the three men who held Mrs. Meeks prisoner for 56 hours, it was “the boss” about whom officers knew least, Ile did not enter the house when his two associates bound and ragged Meeks and his wife, and if he was around the secluded thicket where Mrs. Meeks was hidden he did not speak directly to her. Chief Raymond Cato of the state highway patrol said all suspects who had been taken into custody had been released. Spanish Prince Bleeds to Death Haemophilia, Dread Disease of Royal Family, Fatal After Automobile Crash MIAMI. Fla . Sept. 6—(UP)—The Count of Covadonga, 31-year-old son of the exiled king of Spain, died in a hospital today after an early-morning automobile accident in which he was injured. The count was injured when an automobile, driven by his companion, Mildred Gaydon, 25, crashed into a telephone pole while they were en route home from a casino shortly after 3 a. rn. Miss Gaydon. who described the count "as a good friend of about eight months,” was Injured slightly. Injuries of Cova-donga, which otherwise might have been superficial, were complicated by haemophilia, hereditary bleeding disease with which many male members of his historic Bourbon family are afflicted. ORDER GIRL'S ARREST The dashing member of the Bourbon royal family who renounced his right to succession to the now non-existent Spanish throne to marry a commoner in 1933, died at Victoria hospital at 12:23 p.m., a little more than nine hours after the accident. With him at the time of death i were his secretary and companion. Jack Fleming, and the at-1 tending physician. Police, when notified of the count's death, issued an order for arrest of Miss Gaydon. • • • Count Covadonga was one of the most tragic figures in Europe's dwindling ranks of royalty, but he also was one of the few to whom romance was more important than i the ancient code of kings. He renounced hts pretentions to the Spanish throne to marry a commoner. The count w’as born May IO, as Alfonso, prince of the Asturias and heir to the throne of King > Alfonso XIII. All of his early life i was keyed on a military note and. I on'th!. ar8ruia0nf0I!h/e,ai,' he wasput, Activity in 42d district court pro- Three Escape Fire on the rolls of the 1st company of the 1st battalion of the Kings reg- CPeded at fuU sPepd this morning When Kurt Schuschnigg went to see Adolf Hitler in the German chancellor’s mountain retreat near Berchtesgaden in the beautiful mountains of Bavaria. Austria entered Its death throes as an independent state. And now another momentous meeting has taken place In this same peaceful setting as Konrad Henlein, leader of the Sudeten Germans of Czechoslovakia, conferred wi‘h Hitler on new concessions offered his minority group by the Czech government. These pictures show the magnificent beauty of the country surrounding the hideaway where Hitler has made many of his historic decisions — and where he now may decide whether Europe will have war this year. Nazi Dictator Fails to Reveal Czech Policy Bolshevist, Jew Menace Assailed In Proclamation By EDWARD W. BEATTIE JR. NUREMBERG, Germany Sept. 6—(UP)—Adolf Hitler, while Europe waited for him t strike the keynote of Germai policy toward Czechoslovakia defied the world today t blockade Germany a3 it did during the world war. He glorified the greater Germs Reich. He rejoiced In Germany power, and in her friendship Witt Italy and Japan. He saw a menac to the world in bolshevism and I Jews. He took occasion to deny re ports that he sought a Europea pact to limit aerial armaments. ASKS CZECH QUESTION But he withheld the word to which Germany and the world wer waiting—his policy toward Czecho PATROLMAN SHOT— Posse Pursuing Gunman Officers Block ) Off Highways COUNT OF COVADONGA Third Trial of Mitchell Is Set Who's Afraid of A Big, Bad Pig ....NEW YORK, Sept. 6—<F>— Bewildered and friendless in the big city, a 400 pound hog wandered through the St. Albans section of Queens today, scaring the daylights out of liUid children and delaying commuters in their morning dash lor trains and buses. At the busy intersection of Linden and Farmers boulevards, the disconsolate porker sat down to meditate and rest. Traffic ground to a stop and youngsters who had never seen a hog before screamed for their mothers. Some cool head finally called the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and the hog was hauled away to await the arrival of its owner. iment as a private. He appeared strong as a child but the dread disease that infiltrated into the Hapsburg and Bourbon families—haemophilia-later began to make his fate an unhappy one. .As a young man, he was guarded carefully against bruises or cuts that might result In fatal bleeding but, like the Tsarevitch, he frequently required the attention of*specialists. as grand jurors Investigated crim inal charges and Judge M S. Long called the civil docket for the term The murder trial of Lonnie Mitchell, negro, was set for the week of October IO. It will be the third time the case has been tried before a 42d district court jury. In both previous trials the negro was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Both verdicts were reversed By the time he reached his ma- by the court of criminal appeals, jority, he was forced to live quiet- All other riminal cases were ten-ly in the palace of San Ildefonso tatively set for the week of Sep- j tember 19 The grand jury Is ex- See COVADONGA, Pg. ll, Col. 5 Mystery Corpse CLARKSVILLE. Sept, fi.-(UP) — A skeleton of a white man, found in Hie woods south of Clarksville, mystified officers today. No missing persons had been reported, and investigators believed the skeleton was that of an oil field worker who perhaps had lived in the section only a short time. The man had been clothed In an oil stained pair of trousers and shirt. District Attorney Pat Beadle said the akuil had been fractured. peeled to make its first report late tomorrow? or Thursday morning. This week is to be devoted to nonjurv and appearance cases. First jury will be railed next Monday. The settings had not been completed at noon today, but a fairly heavy term was in prospect. Bandits Killed ACAMBARO, Guamajuato, Mexico, Sept. 6.—{PP)—Four bandit rebels were killed by federal troops yesterday In a fight near Santiag-uillo, Guanajuato. The rest of the .band fled. GRAPEVINE. Sept 6 -.Pi—'Three persons leaped to safety from a second-floor window today as fire destroyed a brick building housing the local telephone exchange, a newspaper office, and a feed store. fhe Weather ai ABI LE .VR and vicinity:    Partly    cloudy tonlRht and Wednesday. West Texas; Partly cloudy to cloudy An<1 probably local showers in wpm and north portions tonight and Wednesday. Last Texas; Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; local thundershowers on coast VS ednesday. Highest temperature yesterday    94 Lowest temperature this morning'! Ta t ^    TEMPERATURES Mon. Tues p m.    a m T9 TS TS TS 74 73 TZ 75 79 *2 ta .. »o •7 . .a 17 —..........«: 57 7 rt no p m A :30 a rn 12 ,39 pm Urv    ehermometer    9<i    72    99 Wet    thermometer    *9    ag    to Relative humidity    24    go    40 Sheriff Believes Fugitive Hemmed; Blood Spots Found MADISONVILLE, Tex., Sept. 6—(UP)—8tate and local officers blocked all roads in Madison and Leon counties to day in an effort to capture a gunman who shot and wounded State Highway Patrolman Tom Gassaway, 24, last night. Sheriff Morris Seay of Madisonville said the fugitive had eluded a posse and bloodhounds which were rushed here from the Texas peni tentiary at Huntsville after the shooting, but that he was believed hemmed up by officers. QUITS STOLEN C VR Tile gunman abandoned a green , sedan at a filling station here Sheriff Seay said the car had been stolen at Corsicana. Gassaway and another patrolman. John Connor, tried to stop the gunman after they saw him speeding IO miles north of here They traced the sedan into Madisonville The driver fled behind the station and the officers engaged him in a brief gun fight. Gassaway suffered an abdominal flesh wound and his condition was not serious, the sheriff said The state officer's home is in San Angelo. He is stationed at Bryan. Blood Indicates Shots Took Effect AUSTIN. Sept. fi UP) State police were notified today that the fugitive sought near Madisonville after shooting Motor Patrolman Tom Gassaway probably has been wounded. Blood traces indicated that he had been shot in his battle with the patrolman. Disappearance of an automobile belonging to H. L. Sandell was reported State police belie\e the fugitive took it to continue his flight after abandoning the ear in which he was riding when flushed by the patrolmen. Meter Reader Fined For Mis-Reading A meter reader who makes a mistake in reading meters usually answers either to his company or to the ca. h customer. And at reading utility meters he becomes, of necessity, very careful. But one meter reader, negligent In reading parking meters, answered in corporation court this morning to Judge E M Over-shiner. He didn't read the parking meter right, and the judgp read him a bill of ll—fine for overparking in the downtown district. BOOSTERS PREPARE TO GREET WRONG WAY FLIER RIGHT WAY Floods in Japan 91 90 87 84 SI SO TS CLOUDY TOKYO. Sept fi V Fire and floods swept central Japan today in the wake of a 97-miles-an-hour typhoon which left a possible IOO dead and destroyed property over I a w'ide area. Fire broke out in Takaoka, at the Noto peninsula, and quickly leveled more than 2,000 buildings. Tokyo newspapers estimated deaths in the Takaoka fire at IOO. possibly more Osaka reported 15.000 homes wer# flooded. Af Kobe 31 ships , were sunk or damaged. Abilene Boosters club this morn- | ing busied itself with plans for greeting Douglas G. Corrigan, celebrated transatlantic “wrong way” flier, the right way. E G Wood, secretary of the club, finally reached the aviator in Kansas City after a four-day search by telegraph and telephone, and Corrigan ac-cepted an invitation to stop in Abilene Til u rad av morning enroute to Big Spring and the West coast. He will pilot t h e antiquated “crate in which he hopped from Floyd Bennett field. New York. to Baldonnel airport. Dublin, Ireland, and landed unannounced July 18 Following a parade through the business section, the flier will be CORRIGAN taken to the Wooten hotel where arrangements are being made for a breakfast in his honor. A welcoming committee composed of Boaster President Jack Simmons. Mayor W W Hair, George Paxton. L. E Derryberry, Fred Hyer, J. C Hunter. E. E. Cockrell. E. G. Wood and Dorothy Comer. Booster club sweetheart, will greet Corrigan when he arrives at the municipal airport about 9 a rn. He will fly from Fort Worth Thursday morning TICKETS ON SALE A motorcycle escort will be provided by the Texas Highway patrol and Abilene city police. Corrigan will ride in an open touring car to be driven by Carrol Dickinson, in which also will ride Simmons. Ma.v-of Hair, Hunter and Miss Comer The parade will start at South Fifth and Chestnut streets, and continue to North Fifth and Pine, then to Cypress and back to North First street. It will turn north on Cedar and end at the Wooten hotel. Tickets for the breakfast, at 75 cents each, will be available to the public, said E. G. Wood, Booster secretary. They were on Mle, beginning at noon today, at all downtown stores and also at the Boosters club office in the Wooten hotel .Reservations may be obtained by calling that office, telephone 3763. “Women are especially invited.” Wood said. “But reservations must be fn early since we will be able to accomodate only about 500 In the ballroom and mezzanine for the breakfast.” TO BROADCAST RECEPTION Jack Simmons will be master of ceremonies at the breakfast, and will introduce Max Bentley, manager of Radio Station KRBC, who will welcome the Irlsh-Ameiican aviator and brief!v interview him Tl»e interview will be broadcast over the local station. KKB( will also have microphones .spotted at points along the route of the parade and conduct a first hand broadcast of Its progress. The entire program at the breakfast will go on the air. Corrigan is on a nationwide barnstorming tour under contract with American Airlines His stop at Abilene, however, had not been on announced Schedules until ho was invited last night by the Boasters. Mayor Hair this morning congratulated the club on Its efforts in securing Corrigans acceptance. George Paxton, chamber of commerce aviation committeeman and Booster member, proposed the invitation last Thursday. The directorate approved the idea and a telegram was filed by Wood, sent to New York. The message trailed Corrigan three da vs. HARI) TO REA( ll Wood traced the flier to Kansas City yesterday wherp he landed. “I had the airport on the wire when he set the crate down.” said Wood, “but the crowd got him and prevented him from coming near the port office. ‘Then I called the hotel and had it on the wire when he came into the lobby an hour and 15 minutes later. “He was still too rushed to talk. “It was not until 10:30 last night that I reached him. in his hotel room then. He said he had Just received the telegram and had it and a map in his hand. “We agreed on a time of 9 o’clock See CORRIGAN, Pf. ll, CoL C PRAGUE, Sept. 6.—(UP) — Konrad Henlein. acting while negotiations of the Czech minority problem neared a climax, today convoked the first Sudeten German party congress-modeled on the nazi formula— for mid-October. Henlein's order went out to disgruntled German minority in Czerhoelovakia as the government of President Edouard Benes strove to complete a basia for settlement of nazi demands without impairing the nation’s independence or increasing the danger of war. The first Sudeten congress will open at Aussig October 15, Henlein announced aa he left his home at Asch to attend Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's nazi rally at Nuremberg. Slovakia. Hitlers message to his nazis, a the formal opening of their annua party congress, was delivered as proclamation which, as usual Add Wagner, nazi leader for Bavarif was detailed to read. The one reference Hitler made that might be interpreted as referring to the Sudeten German minority in Czerhslovakia —and to German minorities in such others of Germanf's neighbors as Poland and Italy—was a question, He had spoken of Germany’s de feat and post-war humiiiatlo: He then asked: “Does it not seem today as lf des j tiny had to make Germany g through that path in order to purify and ripen us all for the greate I community of Germans which aion can be considered in future as guarantee for our nation?” RIDICULES BLOCKADE It was on his domestic policy really that Hitler got into the in ternationally important part of h proclamation. Asserting that Germany no longe feared a blockade—because of it program of economic self-sufficien cy—Hitler said: “The idea of a blockade of Germany already may be abandoned as a totally ineffectual weapon. “The national socialist state with characteristic energy drew a lesson from World war experience. We shall continue to cling to the principle that we shall rather bear restrictions in this or that field than again become dependent on foreign countries. “Our economic policy will be gov erned by the decision that the se curity of the nation must be place before everything else. There' .e I is ncessary to assure fully the na See EUROPE. Pg. ll, Col. 5 C-C Manager Is Due Friday Tile new secretary-manager o the Abilene chamber of commerce Merle Gruver, is to be “on th ! job” Friday morning, J. C. Hunter I chamber of commerce president announced this morning. Gruver, Mrs. Gruver and thei 12-vear old daughter. Bitsy, are t' arrive in Abilene late Thursda, i afternoon and begin the job o getting settled in a new home. “After he has been here a wee' I or two we want to have a publi reception for the new secretary,’ Hunter said this morning. “I hav talked the matter over with Mr Gruver and we decided that I would be best to give him a fe days to get acquainted before th I formal introduction.” Gruver's first official introduction to Abilenians is to come Saturday when he will be luncheon guest of the Abilene Traveling Men'* association. ;

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