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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas Eeeeee-eeee,’ Squeals ‘Madcap Merry' For New and Titled Husband—and He Appears to Like It By GLADWIN A. HILL NEW YORK, Sept. 9. (JP)—“Madcap Merry” Fahmey, a beauteous blonde heiress of 24, sat in the 50-foot living room of her Fifth avenue apartment and popped away at some celluloid birds witn a BB pistol. ‘‘Eeeeeee-eeeeee,” she squealed. One of the birds had plopped to the floor, which was already littered with BB’*, and birds. “You're marvelous, my dear," commented ^ier : ow and iourth husband. He's Count dig Cassini, a boyish, 26-year-old Russian emigre who runs a dress shop. They ducked down to Elkton, Md., the “Gretna Green ” in an airplane the other day and were married after a three-month acquaintance. Merry piloted the plane part of the time. The count is her second titled husband. The other one was an Italian nobleman. There was another couple sitting ao-und the living room who turned out to be a count and countess too. Your correspondent never did find out who they were. "You look like Sonja Henie,” he suggested to Merry ss a starter. “Eeeeeee-eeeeee," she said. "Somebody else told me thai. If I’m going to look that way, I won't get another one of these Shirley Temple hair-do’s.” She s usually referred to as “the patent medicine heiress.” “I dbn’t even know what medicine it was,” she said. "I Just know my grandfather made lots and lots of money with it. "You don t knew what it was do you, Ollie?” turning abruptly to the count. 'No, my dear.” "Eeeeeee-eeeeee," she said. “What are you going to do while the count Is busy running the dress shop—help him?” tho reporter asked “No. I’m just going to do nothing. I’ve spent most of my life abroad. Over here, they don't seem to think about viything except going to night clubs and drinking and all that.” “What do you do for recreation, then?” “Oh, I go to night clubs. What else can you do? Sjmetimes I lock myself up and Just read. I did that from May 15th to June 3rd I only went out to go to the movies. The last boon I read was Hitler’* ” An astrology magazine was lying on the table “O, I'm crazy about astrology,” she aid. "I get my horoscope done every day . . . Every one is different '' "Did any of th *m show any of your husbands?” inquired your correspondent. "I don’t remember” said Merry. "I never remember any of them. Eeeeeeeeee-eeeeeeeeee.” WEST TEXAS’ OWN    | NEWSPAPER WIie gtrilme Sporter — VOL. LYM I, NO. IQI Halted I*real (UPI “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES NVE SKE I CU YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,’’-By ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES roil SITUATION GRAVEST SINCE 1914— AiaoHaled Pren (Aft PRICE FIVE CENTSSudetens Refuse To Parley; British Fear Explosio Citing New Discoveries- PSYCHOLOGISTS TRAIN GUNS ON FREUD’S PSYCHOANALYSIS By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE (Associated Press Science Editor) COLUMBUS, O, Sept 9. (Ah— Freud's psychoanalysis was under attack today at the rnnua! meeting of the American Psychological association. Dr. Knight Dunlap of the University of California at Los Angeles declared that the “foundations have been knocked from unde’ psychoanalysis by two rec rnt medical discoveries. One. he said, was the widespread prevalence of undulant feve- discovered by the U. S Publ'c Health service and the Departmeo: of Agriculture Great numbers of cows had it and spread it iii mile.1 form through their milk to human beings. That these persons wer.- ill, Dr Dunlap said, had frequently gone unrecognized Curing the fever was 8ll they needed. The other discovery was use of insulin and metrazol a form of camphor. seemingly to '•urc many cases of insanity. Th.s treatment has been especially potent for “split personality.” “Some of these schools such as the psychoanalytic,” he said, “have been based on revivals ot ancient superstitions familiar before the Christian era. “The most dea sly effects of psychoanalysis ha^e come from within the ranks of accredited psychologists. Few have eared to adopt psychoanalysis outn.’bt Con fused sisters, however while adopting a superficially critical attitude, have written vaguely about the great contributions of freud to psychology,’ not knowing just what these alleged contribution were. “The main obstacle to the greater power and profits of psychoanalysts has been the psychologist, Dr Dunlap added and tnere wi.* be no let-up in the efforts to discredit this bulwark protecting the public from exploiters. IN KANSAS CITY TERRORISM Bomb Answers Racket Indictment Jury Charges Intimidations True Bills Name Fifty, But Only One Is Disclosed KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 9. — (UP)—Labor racketeer! defied the county grand jury investigating terrorism in Kansas City today by tossing a bomb into a drug »tore less than 12 hours after the jury had returned true bills indicting 50 persons. Tile dynamite bomb, thrown into the rear of the store in a Southside I evidential district, exploded with such force that persons in the vicinity were thrown from their beds. Two buildings adjacent to the drug store were damaged. Plate glass windows in several store buildings and window’s in nearby homes were shattered. ONLY ONE NAME REVEALED It was the widespread series of bombings and window' break Int earlier this year which prompted a civic campaign against the labor racketeers and the subsequent calling of the grand Jury which returned its indictments yesterday. Shannon C. Douglas, foreman of the jury, said it was readily apparent from evidence that honest union labor was being intimidated, thwarted, and subjected to physical violence by a group of self-styled “labor leaders” whose only interest was to enrich themselves. J. A. Purdome, chief deputy sheriff, said he had not yet received capias warrants for the 50 persons named in the 19 indictments, and that he could not proceed with arrests until the warrants were sent to his office. The only person indicted whose name was disclosed was W. H (Wally) Maha, head of the retail clerks international protective association, a union which was particularly active in drug and grocery stores. Although the proprietors of the store bombed today had not reported any labor trouble, Pat Hughes, owner of the building, told police that previously he had been “intimidated.” Given Extra Push by Poetry— FLOURMAN TALKED, SANG WAY IN TEXAS' HEART On the stage, radio, and at conventions,    O’Daniel's    Light Crust Doughboys took Texas by storm. While the band played hillbilly music, O'Daniel sang and praised his flour. Sales Crusade Nears Home Stretch Drive Cyclists in Philly PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Cept. 9-(JP)—Frank Moster, 21, * and Tony Sicking, 28, of Gainesville, Tex., on a 100.000-mile bicycling trip, arrived here Thursday. The Weather ASILKNE and VICINITY; Fair tonight and Saturday. WMt Tcxhs: Fair tonight and Saturday Fast Texas: Fair in north portion, part. iv cloudy to cloudy in aouth portion with nhowers on coast tonight and In aouth portion Saturday. Highest temperature yesterday ...94 Lo welt temperature thl* morning ..Ta TEMPERATURES Thura. Frl. _    7    P    m    7    a    rn    12:39    p.rn Dry thermometer    92    74    02 Wet thermometer    dp    n7    73 Relative humidity    31    70    37 Abilenians will have to do some stepping ahound to keep up their record as doval Salesmen's Crusaders. Take a look at the calendar: Today: Canned Foods Day. Bread and Cake Day. Saturday:    Hat    Day,    another Bread and Cake Day. Sunday: “Go to Church Day.” Monday: Dry cleaning Day, Floor Covering Day. The Crusade is moving swiftly toward its climax. Saturday. September 24, was set by directors yesterday as the closing date, so various groups who have been putting off planning special days will have to move In a hurry to set dates and get their programs properly publicized. That was the warning this morning from Manager J. E. McKenzie. Petroleum men recognized that this morning, getting together to arrange their observance. There’ll be more about that to announce Saturday and Sunday. Although the roll of dry cleaners in the Crusade is .short up to now, the four members got together this morning on Monday as Dry Cleaning Day. Those members are Abilene Laundry, Zenith Cleaners, Bantau Cleaners, and ACC Cleaners. Any Abilene man wearing a straw hat tomorrow had better look out—tomorrow is official Felt Hat day, inaugurating the autumn season. There’ll be ways of disposing of the straw hats, just wait. Abilene manufacturers are get ting together this afternoon to work on their plans some more. They have invitations out to Abilene merchants for a big outdoor dinner next Tuesday at 7:30 p. rn. at Cobb park. Every Abilenian who gets this invitation is supposed to accept; or if he can’t attend, send in a rejection. There will be Taylor county baby beef barbecued—then all the trimmings supplied by local manufacturers. E. J, Journeay of the Universal Manufacturing company. Doc Mead of Mead's bakery. J. D. Fon-ville, sausage and meat man, Tom Newman and L. H. Harrison, wholesale meat dealers, and G. C. Brock of the Longhorn creamery are on the foods committee; they have a lot of assistance from other manufacturers. too. Sam Bacon of the Abilene Candy company, and R. F. Babb of West Texas Products company are arranging the program. At the dinner, manufacturers will agree on the date for Abilene Products day. Grand Jury May End Work Today Grand jurors of 42d district court continued their investigations today with expectation of completing their work this afternoon. Final group of witnesses had been summoned this morning and were being interviewed. By C. L. DOUGLAS and FRANCIS MILLER Ne.A Service Correspondents An amazing man on the political trapeze Is W. Lee O'Daniel next governor of Texas and potential presidential threat, This is the second of three trades tracing his meteoric career. HOUSTON, Sept. 9-The wartime epidemic of influenza in 1918 almost cheated Texas of a future governor. In Kingman. Ran, WH- j bert Lee O'Daniel and hts wife. who were immimently expecting their first baby, were stricken at once Beth recovered, but Mrs. O'Daniel1 was barely convalescent when the boy was born. Dec. 4. 1918. They called him Pat, just as they had always planned, and when Mike and Molly came along later, they, too. bore the names O'Daniel had planned for them even when he was himself a mere boy. When the war boom collapsed, the Independent Mills collapsed with it,, but at the time of the collapse, O'-: Daniel had already begun working for another flour mill in Kansas City. Expansion of this business led the O'Daniels to move to New Orleans. from which the large export business was conducted. SALES GENIUS EVIDENT But again O'Daniel moved on to larger fields. Offered a job as sales manager for the Burrus Mill and j Elevator in Fort Worth. O Daniel took it up. and in 1925 there moved to Texas the family that was to become the state's first family. It was about this time that O'Daniel dropped the name Wilbert. which he never liked, and became W Lee O'- i Daniel. As sales head, his genius came to the fore, and before long sales of his flour were up 250 per cent. Then came the idea which led to the unsuspected goal of politics. A group of jobless musicians came to O'Dan-I lei with a idea for a radio program advertising his flour. The idea was to intersperse hillbilly and other favored sentimental songs with blurbs about his flour, which O’Daniel would write personally. People liked it, and by 1930 the program was a Texas fixture. It was not until 1932, when the announcer for the Tour program I had to relinquish duties, that O’Daniel personally took to the air, announcing his own program. He mixed homespun philosophy into See O’DANIEL, Pg. 3, Col. 3 | ——    — — — President to Go To Son's Bedside HYDE PARK. N Y., Sept 9. (ZP) — Pm ident Rooseve t scheduled two last-nv.nute confer noes today before speeding to the bedsicr of his son. James, who will undergo an ; operation Monday at the Mayo clinic. Rochester, Minn The summer Will to Hiu«e announced suddenly 'ast nil bt that Roosevelt would en. cain tonight for Rochester, to be present duiing the gastric operation Monci&i. Mrs. Roosevelt already ,s in Rochester I and James' wife, B^-tsy was schcd tiled to arrive there today Henlein’s Men Demand Fray Be Liquidated Messages Flood Premier Hodza: 'Not a Millimeter' By REYNOLDS PACKARD PRAGUE, Sept. 9.—(UP) — The Sudeten German party today refused to resume negotiations with the Czech government for peaceful solution of the minority crisis until the Maehrisch Ostrau incident is “liquidated.” Dr Ernst Kundt. chief negotiator for the Sudeten party headed by Konrad Henlein, announced the decision to the foreign press after he and other nazi leaders had conferred with Premier Milan Hodza. ‘PROOF* OF ‘WRONGS’ Czech officials and British mediators here have been seeking resumption of the negotiations, which were broken off as a result of the alleged beating of Sudeten representatives by Czech police at Maehrisch Ostrau. Nazi reports of the incident described it as serious, whereas the British investigation had not yet indicated it was of grave nature in itself. Kundt said that the Henlein par- GENEVA. Sept. 9. (AP —Passage of Soviet Russian troops through Rumania to Czechoslovakia in the event of war was authoritatively reported to have been the subject of a conference here today between the Soviet and Rumanian foreign ministers. Maxim Litvinoff of Russia and Petrescu Comnen of Rumania, here for League o* Nations council meetings beginning today, were the conferees, and persons close to both left no doubt they discussed course* to be followed lf conflict cornea over the Sudeten German rrisis. tv had formally declined to take up the peace talks again until satisfied as to outcome of the Czech tn-vestigatiton and action in regard to the incident. Kundt told foreign correspondents that—as Berlin newspapers earlier had declared— the Maehrisch Ostrau and other similar incidents were “proof of wrongs” in the general system of government. Nazi sources have contended that the Incidents showed the Czechs were unable to enforce their authority See SUDETENS Pg 15 Col. 5 Scouts Asked to Aid In Used Clothes Drive Abilene scouts and scon'masters are urged by the Chisholm Trail council officials to assist the Abilene Boosters cmb and ti e United Welfare association lr their used clothes drive next week. Ed Shumway, tx ecu ti va, asked that announcement of the drive be made at every scout meeting this week and next. He also asaed that word about the diive be passed , around by ail scouts BREAD BOX RAID YIELDS FEAST In that jam pot again’ Yes, but look, hes made aw»v with the bread, too And what a loaf! It s almost as big as 10-year-old John Scogin, who Is ready celebrating Bread day in Jv Abilene Salesmen a Crusade. Today and tomorrow are Bread and Cak*» Days, and the bakeries are all set to help Abilenians observe tne occasion Witness this giant loaf baked at Mead's. (Staff photo). (See story In Col. 2 ) French Troops Ready to Fight Soldiers Halt Traffic Crossing Rhine Bridge, Man Border Machine Gun Nests By CHARLES S. FOLTZ. JR. HUMINGUE On the Southern End of the French-German Frontier. Sept. 9 (A*)—French military authorities, prepared for action or. a wartime basis, intermittently blocked traffic today on a pontoon bridie across the Rhine into Oermanv. Soldier* stationed on the bridge moved three pontoons old from a roadway from time to time to maintain strict control of vehicles across the river. The entire region guarding the Burgundian gateway into France from Germany was alive with sol- —----- England, France Ready to Laund Joint Defense Prospect of Police Armed Interventioi Inspires Alarms By WEBB MILLER LONDON, Sept. 9—(UP) The British government has I ceived information w h i c causes it to believe that th< Czechoslovak situation is at tin explosion point* In offieial as well as unofficial quarters it was asserted that the crisis was the gravest ainee that of August, 1914. It was understood Great Britai] and France were ready at a me ment's notice to put into effect Joint defense plan which their gen! eral staffs had spent months if perfecting. FEAR ‘INCIDENTS’ Both the French and Brith fleets w’fre ready for action-ti. British fleet in the North sea ol the Scotland coast, the French At lantie fleet at Brest and the Frencl Mediterranean fleet at Toulon. It was disclosed that plans fol joint naval, air and land action bl the British and French forces it event of war had been worked OU by the high commands in detail, in] eluding disposition of part of thj British fleet along French colonls Arizona Legislative Session Convoked PHOENIX. Ariz. bept 9 (ZP)— Gov. R C. Stanfold had issued a call today for a special stssion of the legislature to convene here September 15 Chiel items included in the call were a outlie works administration building program estimated to cost $2,4450,000 and legislation designee, to lemcve state institutions from Jie influence of political campa gns diers. Machine-gun emplacements on the French side of the Rhine have been occupied Dy troops Coming southward past Colmar, I saw troops scatteird in open fields. Each little group was centered around the ma-rhine-guns set up ready for action. Troops concentrated In the area lent a warlike atmosphere to the valley which France is not permitted to fortify because of Its proximity to the Swiss border. French military planes droned ever the banks of ,he Rhine, keeping in touch with g ound forces and observing the movement, on the German side of the frontier French Naval Might Prepared for Sea PARIS, Sept. 9—(UP>—Frances Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets are ready to sail at any moment in event of a European explosion, it was learned today. Its preparations for safeguarding the Maginot fortifications nearly completed, the government first made it known that the crews of the 62 Atlantic fleet warships, based at Brest, had been recalled from furlough. Today it was disclosed that all leaves of men of the Mediterranean fleet likewise had been cancelled. I Ships of both fleets are laden with food and munitions for imme- j diate and full action. Secret orders were issued three days ago that | those men of the Mediterranean fleet, based at Toulon, who were on furlough should be recalled secretly at once. Arsenals took on additional workers and work was speeded up in navy shipyards. Hines Dismissal Plea Overruled NEW YORK. Sept. 9.—(API-Supreme Court Justice Feidi-nand Pecora today denied a defense motion for dismissal of the conspiracy charge against Tammany District Leader James J. Hines. Justice Pccora sustained in its entirety the 13-count Indictment charging Hines with conspiracy and contriving a lottery. NEW YORK. Sept. 9—(UP)— DLst. Atty. Thomas E. Dewey fought strenuously today to maintain validity of his case against James J. Hines. With Justice Ferdinand Pecora nearly ready to rule on defense motions to throw out the charges against the Tammany leader, Dewey submitted a last-minute memorandum demanding that the issues be left for the Jury to decide. The defense contended that the charge that Hines was a conspirator rn the Dutch Schultz lottery racket had not been proved and had been outlawed by the two-year statute of limitations because the conspiracy, if any, ended with Schultz' assassination in October, 1935. It denied the validity of the 12 felony counts accusing Hines of participating m “contriving'' a lottery on 12 occasions. Dewey countered with citations of legal decisions in his memorandum. He contended that the conspiracy count should not be dismissed even if the defense were correct in arguing that Hines could not be punished both for conspiracy and for contriving a lottery. NURNBERG, Germany Sept. 9. (AP)—Reirhs'urhrer Adolf Hitler, apparently too deeply engrossed in the crisis over Czechoslovakia, failed today to deliver a scheduled address at the tenth annual nazi    party congress. The explanation was given that “business of the sUte prevented" his appearance. Ile was understood to bo studying the Czechoslovak situation after Foirign Minister Joachim von Riubentrop had reported to him on a conference with Sir Nevile Henderson British ambasador to Germany. High nazis, in defiant mood, predicted Hitler would demand —and get—a plebiscite for the Sudeten German minority in Czechoslovakia. routes and dispatch of mechanized British forces to back up the Frencl) Maginot line. Another important developmenl was seen in the conferences of Vis! count Halifax, foreign minister, will spokesmen for shades of British pol ! litical opinion including such friend! ly critics of the government Anthony Eden. The visit of Edcr| who has been rumored likely to ! turn to the cabinet, was of specia interest because it was his breai with Prime Minister Neville Cham] berlain last winter that started Bill See EXPLOSIVE Pg 15 Col. 6 Cokes to Play Again Tonight CHIC AGO, Sept. 9.— (Spl.) — Abilene’s Coca-Colas, victorious In their only game played in the world softball tournament, planned today to shoot the works tonight against a club from Birmingham, Ala., in a second round tussle. Manager H. T. Fleming was undecided on his pitching choice for tonight's game at noon todav. As They Prepare to Leave— DEMO CONVENTION HARMONY SEEN FOR DISTRICT DELEGATES Police Pick Lock PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9.—(ZP')— Police had to pick a lock today to get two prisoners. The door of a “black maria'' in which the prisoners were brought to city hall would not open. “All peaceful and harmonious,” at least so far as this district is concerned, was the forecast for the state democratic convention at Beaumont Issued today by Ernest Walter Wilson, chairman of the Taylor county democratic convention. The forecast was made as the county delegates completed plans to ie ave for the convention tomorrow afternoon. The convention is scheduled to open Monday morning. "We have held caucuses all over the 24th senatorial district,” Wilson commented, “and so far as we can find out this district will be in complete harmony with the O'Daniel program at the convention.” The executive committee, composed of Wilson, W. E. Martin, Joe | Etheridge and L. P. Walden, will ' cast all votes for the IO or 12 Tay-, lor county delegates who will attend. "We will cast the votes as a unit,” Wilson said, “and will vote according to the wishes of the majority of our delegation.” Wilson is being boosted for the position of executive committeeman of the 24th senatorial district, composed of Eastland. Callahan, Fisher, Haskell, Jones. Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor and Throckmorton counties. All the counties will have sent delega^ Hon to meet in district caucus en first major activity for the conven tion. The delegation is taking a copy o the resolutions passed at the coun ty convention July 30, in which th< delegation is pledged to cooper: with Franklin Delano Roosevel and W. Lee ODaniel in everythin! for the peace, happiness and pros' perity of tha nation and state. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: September 9, 1938