Tuesday, September 6, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas I WIST TEXAS'! MEWSMPER VOL LVI1I, NO. 98.. 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT nuut rnt> ehane- teriied the or of the realization of all the partkl- pants that the session ma? Ti- tallj influence decisions an the question of war or peace. A foreign office spokesman issued the statement that the undisclosed suggestions to the Sudeteru woufd be the last con- cessions which may be expect- ed from the ffoverruHent. "All responsible elements of the government are filled with the con- viction that In this European crisis Czechoslovakia must demonstrate solidarity with its allies and Is ob- liged to make every contribution consistent with the national honor to uphold the spokesman said. ACCEPTANCE It was Indicated in government circles that many'of the demands contained In the Sudeten's eight- point autonomy program had been "met halfway." But It wu slated that Czech- oslovakia has answered with a definite the Insistence in some German quarters that the republic abandon its alliances with France and Soviet Kossla. Prior to the cabinet meeting, the Sudeten party said In a commun- ique that "only by speedy adoption'1 by the government of tts eight- point program "can situation be remedied." The communique was the first official announcement by the party since Its leader, Konrad Henleln conferred with Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany in Bavaria last week. It was Issued after Henleln had called his party sub-leaders to hL> home at Asch in the afternoon. of Jayton, and one son, Maurice Bridges of Midland. Blast Victim Dies AVALON. Catallna Island Cal Sept. explosion that destroyed a lO-foo: yachi oil this port yesterday resulted In -he today o; Mrs. E 0. SrJbpii or Los Angeles. Six other persons vert In- jured. PORTS.UOOTH. N. H. Sept 5 _ (UP) Police lod.ly arrested a ,1'W-oW "floater- for questioning In Sybil Bridges, and Potsie Bridges, Ilhe of year old Bar- all of Rotan, and Mrs. Jack Ration bara whose body was found -f ._ m a Callow grave near railroad tracks six hours after she disap- peared from home. Search for lhe chi.'d was begun after she failed to rclum home for supper last night. Her body found, the skull crushed, under a storave shed beside a millpond, a short distance from her home. Death was attributed to strangula- tion. Medical relMfc Frederick S. Gray said the girl not been crimtnal- Hull Confers WASHINGTON. Sept. Secretary of state Hull conferred today with other officials to de- termine what response If any to make to MeMcos note refusing to I discontinue seizing American pron- l crlles and to make payments to- ward reimbursing property hold- ers. ly attacked. Mother Of Outlaws At Point Of Death DALLAS. Sept. 5 Cum- mie Barrow, mother of the leaders of the notorious Barrow gang. la> near death tonight from the effects of a shotgun blast fired by an ex- convict who served time for harbor- ing one of her sons. S. J. "Baldy" Whatley, 23, who admitted firins a shotgun Into thi Barrow filling station last nigh. which wounded Mrs. Barrow and a kinsman, Louis Francis, 32, was helt without bond pending the outcomi i of Mrs. Barrow's wounds. The 65-year-old woman suffcr- ed wounds in the face and body while sht lay asleep in the living i quarters of Ihe jilling station. HOW EUROPE LOOKS FROM THIS SIDE OF THE POND ETUI f MAM J Holiday Deaths Mount To 363 A uto Is Chief Life-Taker With Toll Of At Least 268; Texas Total Stands At 8 By The Associated Freaf The nation's holiday death toll mounted to last night as million! Jammed highways, trains and air lines, homeward bound Auto accidents claimed MB lives and Injured thousands. Du-iiw the 1937 Labor Day weekend violent dealhs numbered 3S1, with auto acci- dents claiming 314. Reports from 48 slates and the District of Columbia showed 36 deaths from drownlngs. 16 suicides, nine homicides and 34 miscellaneous fa- talities. California led the list with 33 un- timely deaths which Included In auto mishaps and eight suicides. City Observes Quiet Holiday Abilene and vicinity had not con- Iribuled to the nation's holiday dealh toll late last night. The Hcndrick Memorial hospital, police department and, sheriff re- ported no emergencies. Elsewhere, no accidents of serious conequence were reported. The Abilene pallet department reported a cell full of inebriates, but aside from that the holiday was peaceful. No local celebrations were held, other than a dance at Taylor Counly Veterans' club house last night. Attracting miny Abilenlans were rodeos at Midland and Sweetwater, a dentists convention In Sweetwa- ler, a veterans' celebration staged New York came nent with 19 auto fatalities and a total of 31 tfeatha. During the last long holiday weekend Independence Day 517 met violent deaths. Deaths by states Included, Tex- as 8. Patrolman Shot In Running Gun Fight MADISONVILLE Sept Slate Highway Patrolman Tom Gassaway was shot and seriously wounded here tonight in t running gun-battle with a man and a brother officer, John were chasing. Officer Connor sa'd Gassaway was shot once In the stomach after the man. who was unidentified, had O'Daniel Opens Midland Show Nominee Stresses Industrialization Plan At Feast MIDLAND, Sept. nominate W. Lee O'aniel, astride horse, opened t rodeo performance here today. He and his two sons. Pat and rode In the grand entry into the rodeo grounds. A 30-minute program by hla band preceded the roplnj and stressed hb Industriali- zation plans, as a means of paying the old-age assistance. In brief talk at a banquet tonight. Col. John Perkins, attorney, pre- sided at the banquet. He introduced Conirressman R. B. Thomason of El Paso, who praised OTJanlel's program. Mayor M. C. Dlmer In- troduced the governor-nominate. icjcujdLjuij u.e iijan. wno was uni terUuied had by the VFW at Cisco, and fish leaped from his automobile at a swimming and golfing. Last night filling slallon here, and raced to the Sportsman club stadium on a stockyard fence 50 or 15 Soulh Fourteenth overflowed wilh yards behind lhe jialion. spectators who saw the Abilene Coca-Cola Softball learn win tile tournament final from the Ameri- can Pipeline company of Kllgore. Two persons died by gunshot wounds. In the death of W. LaVan Graves north of Abilene Sunday, Justice of the Peace Theo Ash entered a verdict ot suicide. J. c. Bridges of Rolan was (ound dead i at the home of his brother. At Ballinger. 14-year-old James La.sater received a broken leg whtn a car struck lhe dairy truck on ahtch he was working. SAN ANGELO. Sept. Tom Gassaway sute highway pa- trolman shot by a desperado In a I tunning gun fight near Madison-1 vtlle tonight. Is a former San An- gelo policeman. GORY PEDESTRIAN STARTLES MOTORISTS ON MERKEl ROAD Did Labor Day celebrants early yesterday morning see the phantam of a gory pedes- trian on the Mcrkel highway? At least or eight motor- ists wrre startled by the sight of a bleeding and staggering man walking along the high- way about two miles outside of none stopped to give I civil war to destroy trie later rt.overr.eot which the C. I. O carried to jj such succev ____________ Student Held In Attempt On Farouk ALEXANDER Stp'. 3 Vr WAS 1 l-.cM by police t.xi.iy in conrwnion an unstK4.-i-ss.Iui aurmpt W j yputUul Kirxj Faroui. morajch'i lift was saved by a po.ioe officer who lunged at the itu-lcnt NS he Alleg- edly opened fire on Farculf at A swimming carnivai. yestenaay A bystander WM jtfightlv wound- ed by the wild bullet Only one shot W4A fired, revolver was re- covered by A rpy.il s'.ma Polica the denied iirlng