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Publication: Abilene Reporter News September 8, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS’! OWN NEWSPAPER ★★★ EVENING'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron VOL. LVI11, NO. IOO. IMM Pnn <Ur> ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES AiHtliM Fr**» IAP) PRICE FIVE CENTSBESIEGED BY AUTOGRAPH HUNTERS— •Corrigan Gets Biggest Welcome Here Since Lindy rn rn rn    •••    *    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    ■ * • • * # * • • • LOCAL AUTOGRAPH FANS CLOSE IN ON CORRIGAN 5;    Y”    ‘    .    ••    •    . DOUG WAVES 'HELLO ABILE NE' IN DOWNTOWN PARADE Thousands of Curious Greet Famous Flier From 2,500 to 3,000 Jam Airport as Corrigan Lands Transatlantic Crate By CHARLIE ELLIS Abilene today gave smiling Douglas Corrigan the biggest welcome accorded a celebrity since the day Charles Lindbergh made a visit here in 1927. From the time the Irish “wrong way” flier stepped from his $900 transatlantic plane at the municipal airport at 9:32 o clock this morning until he waved a goodbye on his way to Big Spring at ll :06 for another celebration, Corrigan was haile< by thousands of curious and autograph hunters. Between 2,500 and 3,000 people jammed the air termina and, in automobiles, lined the  ------------ highway to shout greetings, while others awaited his parade through the downtown business section to the Wooten hotel. Nothing backward about Abilene autograph **an:    as    they sought the famous Doug .'Good Luck) Corrigan signature. He had scarcely put his foot on ground at the municipal airport this morning when he wa* swallowed up in a sea of apograph seekers. Here they are crowding the “wrong way” flier alter he had taken a seat on the back of the parade car, closing in so tightly around the automobile that highway patrolmen and police could scarcely open a way out. (Reporter-News photo). Add Corrigans beaming schoolboy face to the collection in the Abilene ’ aviation memory book—Lindy’s retiring smile and Amelia Earheart’s grin. Here is the little Irish flier, today’s hero, waving “Hello, Abilene.” in the parade that marked his visit here this morning. In the back seat of the automobile with him are Mayor Will W. Hair and 'almost hidden under her big white hat) Dorothy Comer. Boosters club sweetheart. Note how the kids thronged around. (Snapped by Mel Thurman). AS GERMAN PATIENCE NEARS END- HITLER ORDERS British Cabinet Session Called Diplomats Expect Fuehrer to Have Mind Made Up LONDON. Sept 8.7^- The British cabinet was summoned today to Monday, a few hours GERMAN, FRENCH ARMIES SPAR HERE meet next Morday. a before Reichsfuehrer Hitle- 1$ expected to make at Nurnberg. Germany. a speech which may tell Europe whether there wl’l be war or peace over Czechoslovakia The German chancellors speech tabour noon CST* is scheduled as the climax of the tenth annual nazi party congres. now in progress. European statesmen have expressed belief that by then he will have made up his mind how far he will Ro as •’protector” of the Sudeten German minority of Czechoslovakia. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain issued the call far th.; cabinet meeting after a series of conferences with key ministers on the suspension of negotiations between the Prague government and the Sudeten Germans. Informed quarters believed that Monday's session—at ll a rn. <5 a rn CST'— was called to reach a decision on what Britain sh ,uld do if the fuehrer heralded aggressive German action. Minorities Form A 'United Front' PRAGUE, Sept. 8—(UP)—Sudeten German party leaders announced today a “united front” with Hungarian, Slovak and Polish minority representatives on the Czechoslovak minority issue. While British mediators struggled to overcome yesterday’s breakdown in peace negotiations between Nazis and Czechs. Carl H. Prank, subchairman of the Sudeten party acting for Konrad Henlein, met with representatives of the Hungarians, the Slovak peoples party and the Polish defense committee. According to an official communique issued later by Frank, the mi nority groups reached a “complet agreement” which united them in thp struggle to wring concessions from the Prague government. CZECH PARLEY Collapse Gives Europe Jitters KEEPS GOOD HUMOR Corrigan never lost his good humor. He stopped smiling only when the crowds pressed him too close or someone slapped a hand on his back. He was greeted at the airport by a welcoming committee of the Abl- Wrong Way Has Way with Crowe Applause Greets Visitor in Ride Along Streets Douglas Corrigan looked like RE N E WAL lene Boosters cVub, whose invita-4bashful schoolboy as he rode dowr Jurors Award Damages For Injuries In Water Chute Gondola Ride Atter Sample Report Henlein Told to Reject Czech Offers -It was legal duty that sent jury plunging In a gondola Here’s a close-up map of the area where the eyes of a worried world are focused—both sides of the Franco-German frontier where both France and Germany began a rigorous "anti-espionage” campaign to cloak their extensive military activities. Reports leaked through indicating that Germany's Siegfried line at the border is only her first defense—that her second or Hindenburg line, backs up the Siegfried line, and that a third and nameless defense line is believed to be under construction on the northern banks of the Rhine. Tile lines of question marks indicate what is believed to be the approximate location of such defenses. French reports indicated that both the Siegfried and Hindenburg lines are designed to be little more than temporary blocks against invasion. Briton Urges Czechs To Placate Sudetens i I COLORADO TURNS PAGES BACK TO DRAMA OF FRONTIER DAYS PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 8-— >UP)—VLscount Rundman. British adviser, has appealed directly to the government to placate Sudeten German leaders and permit resumption of negotiations in the minority dispute, it was said authoritatively today. Fearing that the situation had reached the explosion point after Sudeten claims of police bt vitality,” Runciman asked Premier Hodza to give the German minority leaders satisfaction and to guarantee the preservation of law and order. Sudeten party spokesmen said there could be no more minority negotiations until the incidents had been settled in a manner satisfactory to them. Fourth Annual Frontier Roundup Opens With Downtown Parade and Rodeo Show By The Associated Press Adolf Hitler ordered Sudeten German leaders today to renew negotiations with the Czechoslovak government after a break in the autonomy talks had given Europe its sharpest war scare in weeks of tension. BRITISH CABINET MEETS Hitler, self-styled protector of the Sudeten Germans, had ordered the negotiations suspended yesterday. His change of mind, it was said. was because of his desire to convince the world he was leaving nothing undone to find a peaceful solution of the citsls. There was evidence, however, that German patience both with the Czechoslovaks and British peace-making efforts was near Its end. Alarm, apparently, became more intensified in London and Peris. The British “inner cabinet’’—Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Sir John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, and Viscount Halifax, foreign secretary—assembled in London. British labor demanded that parliament be summoned as soon as possible. While women of Lorraine prayed, 350,000 French soldiers manned the Maginot line of sunken fortresses facing Germany. French frontier air strength was reinforced and the high command was shifted to put experts in the German frontier zone. These were the grave developments before Hitler issued his new order to the Sudeten Germans: I. Czechoslovak mounted policeman rode into a crowd at Maeh-rtech-Ostrau. near Czechoslovakia's Polish and German borders, and, Germans said, struck a Sudeten German legislator with his riding crop. 2 Negotiations were broken off and the fuehrer was reported to have decided to center his negotia- OCEAN PARK, Calif., Sept. 8. Upv-Superior Judge Charles E. Haas and a down a water chute at Ocean Park. “Whe-e-«-«-e . . I” they chorused, appearin* to enjov the thrill. Then lait night the Jury awarded Violinist Helen L. Myers $8,046 damages on her claim that she was Injured In a ride on the concession last vear because it was improperly constructed and negligently operated. Smaller Cotton Crop Forecast Estimated Yield as of September I 163,000 Bales Under August Figure WASHINGTON. Sept. 8 (JPi—The agriculture department estimated this year’s cotton crop today at 11.825,000 bales The estimate based on September I conditions, compared with 11.-988 000 bales forecast a month ago, 18.946.000 bales produced last year, and an average production of 13.201.000 bales during the ten years 1927-36. The census bureau reported 1.331.745 bales of 1938 growth had been ginned prior to September I. compared with 1.874.320. to that date last year, and 1.374.247 two sears ago. The condition report said the crop on September I was 65 per cent of a normal, comnared with 78 a month ago. 75 on that date la*t vear, and 59, the September I ten-year-- average. tion he accepted in stopping here. In an open touring car. preceded by a motorcycle escort of city and state highway police, the little Mick sat on the tonneau with his feet in the seat and answered both shouts of welcome and questions with: “Hello, folks.. yeah .. hello.” Autograph hunters besieged him the minute his automobile parked before the hotel and it was several minutes before police could clear a path to the lobby. He signed his name as many times as he could. In the hotel he was taken to a room, washed his face and drank a ; glass of water. He was cheered as he entered the ballroom where I about 250 had gathered for a welcome breakfast. ■‘That * a good Joke,” he said later, “because I never eat breakfast. I haven’t for years.” He drank a glass of lemonade. Jack Simmons. Booster club president, arter as master of ceremonies after introduction by Max Bentley. 1 manager of radio station KRBC. The breakfast program was broad-; cast, as was a portion of the downtown parade. Simmons Introduced Congressman Clyde Garrett. Eastland; Senator Wilbourne Collie Eastland; Rep. Bryan Bradbury; and a native I Irishman, J. F. O’Connor of New I York. the streets of Abilene waving a the crowd. An expert on hand-wav-ing would have said he did the arm' lifting act in a clumsy manner. Bu that very fact won the crowd U him. Spontaneously outbursts of ap plause from the crowd greeted Cor' rigan as he rode along the streeti The lead car, carrying “Wrong Way” got too far ahead of the airplane, being towed the wrong way. Dub Wooten and E. G. Wood, Abilene Booster dab members, mutt have had a guarantee posted on the plans in case of accident. In loud voices about every half block they kept warning pedestrians to “Watch the wings.” At the banquet 25 or 30 kid crowded the door and kept two bell hops busy pushing the crowd back After Corrigan confessed he neve ate breakfast autograph seeker kept him busy jotting down hi signature. The report put the indicated yield of lint cotton at 214 I poutier to the acre, compared with 217 9 pounds a NEW YORK. Sept 8. (Arietation responded with slight advances today to a government estimate for a cotton crop of 11.825.000 bales. December advanced from 8.08 to 8.17 and was within a point of the best in mid-afternoon, when the list was 4 to 6 points ne* higher. Hines' Counsel Asks Dismissal month ago. 266 9 prxiuced last year, and 179 8. the ten year average The department said abandonment of acreage since July I had amounted to 17 per cen . leaving 26.449.000 acres for harvest. Abandonment averaged ? I per cent during the five years 1928-37 The achage picked totaled 34 OOI OOO last year. The acreage remaining for harvest, condition of the crop on Sept. I, indicated acre yield of lint cotton and indicated production; Georgia 2.104,000 ; 57.200. and See CRISIS. Pg. 15, Col. 6 See COTTON. Pg. 15, Col. 2 NEW YORK. Sept. 8—(^—Defense counsel today urged dismissal of conspiracy charges against James J. Hines, 61-year-old Tammany district leader, asserting that even on the basis of the states accusations. Hines was only “one of the players on the team’’—not a “master mind’ of tile $20.000.00t-a - year Dutch Schultz policy racket. By this legal strategy, Lloyd Paul Stryker. Hines’ attorney sought to prevent the four-week-old trial from reaching the “blue ribbon" Jury. Stryker asked Justice Ferdinand Pecora for dismLssal of the indictment in a 27-page typewritten brief. He cited three major legal points in moving that the 13 counts in the indictment against Hines be thrown out. WELCOME IN GAELIC O'Connor welcomed him in Gaelic, native Irish tongue Corrigan said he understood only the last phrase. “A hundred thousand welcomes " “They've said It to me so many times since the hop,” he said, “that I ’ know what it means by now. It Is the usual Irish greeting.” Mayor Will Hair made him an official welcome to Abilene and presented him with a backward watch. The dial is backward the movement was reversed by W G. Bennett of Fisher's Jewelry store. Corrigan said it was the first time he had ever been given a backward watch. “I want to than* you." he said, “and I want you to know there’s There was a rush on Pine stree for the east side and shade. Bi business men and boisterous bums young children and high school boy and girls were present. Office win dow space that faced the street where Corrigan rode was at a pre mium Its a wonder that sever* didn t fall, the way they were hang ing out the windows. Most remarkable thing about the crowd was the cheerful expression everyone carried. It seemed like all spectators were smiling. Corrigan added to mirth by getting off some good cracks at the breakfast where he didn't eat anything. Most disappointed person was small boy who got behind the crow on the street and couldn’t see. Th only thing that saved him fror complete collapse was a kind adu! lifting him up so he could viex the man who jumped the Atlanti in a crate comparable to a mod* T with poor tires. See CORRIGAN Pf 15. Col. 4 Two Charged for Padding Payrolls Business men will probably as Corrigan to come back every wee or so. After the parade was ove the throng turned to shopping, an the stores were full. NEWTON. Sept. 8 —.UP)— A Newton county farmer and a county commissioner faced forgery indictments today in connection with charges of padding road work payrolls. Commissioner B E. Weatherford of Mayflower was accused in the issuance of seven checks for $300 to seven Newton county men and with forgery of their names to the Follows Bride in Hotel Death Leap MATTOON III. Sept 8. (UP) —M E. Lake, 35 Texas petroleum engineer, leaped or fell to his death from the fourth floor of a hotel today shortly after his bride of three mon'hi had been pushed or fallen "rom the same floor. COLORADO, Sept. 8.—The modem world ceased to click today for fleeting moments as this western frontier turned back the drama-splotched pages to days of half a century ago. The occasion was the fourth annual Frontier Roundup which opened at I p. rn. with a downtown parade that trailed to the rodeo grounds for the afternoon show at 2:30 o’clock. As bystanders—many of them kind in West Texas. More than $1,500 in money and premiums will be awarded during the six rodeo performances to the crack contestants wTho are competing. Pete Ainsworth, wagon boss of the Spade ranch, is arena director. The Weather Texas Honky Tonks To Be Eliminated ABILENE and vicinity: Fair tonight snd Friday West Texas: Fair tonight and Friday e*. rapt scattered showers In extreme west portion. East Texas: aFlr tonight and Friday incept scattered thundershowers near upper coast Friday. Highest temperature yesterday 94 Lowest temperature this morning 73 SHADOW LOOMS LARGER— THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON CROONING GOVERNOR-TO-BE AUSTIN Sept. 8. (UP)—“Honky Lindys to Paris PRAGUE. Sept. 8 (/Pi—Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh ^eft Prague by plane today for Parte, continuing their aerial tour of Europe after a week * stay h«r«. bom in Mitchell county before Hie tonks" and "beer joints” of Texas, golden era of the Old West took described as establishments which departure — watched the wagons, buggies, hacks and old?time cow punchers pass by in the parade their memories went back to time when this was a “tent town” of 5,-000 souls. This year’s celebration is to outshine all others of this and previous summers. Business men, ranchers, civic leaders and others have given their support to make the Roundup tin* biggen thing of its permit “improper practices” were marked for elimination today by the state liquor control board, ac cording to a decree issued by Liquor Administrator Bert Ford. Letters were in the mail to more than )8,000 holders of penults and licenses warning that the liquor board intends to put out oi business all dealers who permit improper practices at their establishments. An amazing man on the political trapeze is W. Lee O Daniel, next governor of Texas and potential presidential threat. This is the first of three articles tracing his meteoric career Pry Cif rmnmHfr Wit »hermomf*fr I RcUtiva humidity By NEA Service HOUSTON. Sept. .8.—'"History said Wilbert Lee O’Daniel. “will rets cord whether or not our admlnistra-75 tion is good. But surely nobody 75 doubts that it will be different— ’J you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” 73 Texas, still giddy from w-atching J# the year’s most dazzling display of 83 political fireworks, which zipped O’-i Daniel from political nullity to gov-is ernor-elect in a few weeks, doesn't • • J:*J| doubt that statement. 12:3v p m. j Already Governor Allred is the Forgotten Man in Texas, and it was 3» on O'Daniel that all eyes fastened A handsome, personable lad was W. Lee O’Daniel. Here he is at pre-school age, as « grammar school student, school graduate. and high when the Texas National Guar swung by both men at a recent view, its bandsmen playing an singing the self-written theme son ] of O'Daniei's campaign—“Pleas Pass the Biscuits, Pappy!” O'Daniel doesn't take office un til Jan. 17. But already many peo pie, in Texas and out, are askin whether perhaps O’Daniel Is th Democratic man of destiny who wi capture the presidential nominatio in 1940. Texas, having elected O’Dani* by a thumping majority, is now be coming curious about this politic* prodigy. O’Daniei’s career is straight dow: the American alley of “poor bo works hard and makes good.” It a success story of business triumph! See O DANIEL, Pg. 12, Col 4 ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: September 8, 1938