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Publication: Abilene Reporter News September 10, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®f)E gfotlene Reporter-lictor"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron 4 VOL. LVI ll, NO. I OZ. MMriwfiriABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER IO, 1938—EIGHT PAGES Amdaltl Pre** (AP> PRICE FIVE CENTSHITLER TO SEEK OUTRIGHT ANNEXATION •France Moves .Tanks and Big Guns in Night ^ Wealthy Residents Of Frontier Cities Evacuate Families GENEVA, Sept. IO.—(UP) — a Maxim Litvinov, Russian fort* ign commissar, and Nicolas Pet-rcscu-Comnen, Roumanian foreign minister, conferred today and it was rumored hut not confirmed that they discussed the transnort of a Russian army ^ across Roumania to defend Czechoslovakia in event of a German attack. PARIS,- Sept. IO.—(UP)--France today moved tanks, gi-% pantie railroad guns, and other heavy artillery into the Magi-not iine on the German frontier, it was reported in reliable quarters. # Additional troops were quartered In villases in the foothills of the Vosges mountains. FOREST BRISTLES Wealthy residents of such frontier cities as Strasbourg began evacuat-Q ing their families to the interior. The government ordered all bus drivers and conductors on leave to report to police and register for In Collection Campaign— CLOTHING FOR FIVE THOUSAND SOUGHT BY BOOSTERS CLUB Articles received next week from i the Used Clothes week sponsored by the Abilene Boosters club and the ' United Welfare associat en, will benefit 5 OOO needy persons in Taylor county. There are 125 famines, averaging four persons each, said Mn Benno Schmidt, executive secretary of the United Welfare association who are i on direct relief. In addition, there are I OOO persons employed on various work programs Each cf these individuals, too, represents a family of four The drive starts Sunday at 2 p. rn. at the Wooten hote’ unde; the di- 30 chairman of the drive. Ccntribu- There will be approximately tors are asked to place bundles of cars and truck* to covei tlw city, used clothes on their front porches. Gifts asked include every garment They are also requested to have the for men women or children Clothes articles clean.    will    be    taken to the WPA sewing If the bundles are not called for room, where they will be repaired or by 3 p rn., Slaughter asked that made over. either the Boosters headquarters in The drive will contenu.* through the Wooten hotel or the welfare of-1 next Saturday. Jack Simmons, pres- rection of Ed Slaughter general lice in the courthouse be called. I ident of the Boosters, sai l DISMISSAL DENIED- Hines Defense Swings Into Attack Check Evidence PROBERS NAME PARIS, Sept. IO—(UP)—A 100-foot panel reading “One People, One Reich, One Fuehrer” appeared on the German side of the Rhine opposite Neufsbrisach this morning. Frenrh villagers hastily painted and erected a panel of equal size reading: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,*’ the motto of th* third French republic. CIVIL WAR BOY MEETS CIVIL WAR GIRL • Of an urgent call to unity—to act as army transport crews. Leaves of arsenal workers at the great Mediterranean navy base at Toulon were canceled. The Renault factory in the Paris area began delivering trucks and mechanised unit* to the army as they left the assembly belt of the factory. Many were unpainted. During the night, it was learned, great numbers of tanks and artillery batteries had moved along the white roads of Eastern France, to concealed positions in the forests back of the Maginot line. The movement began in the dead of night and was completed at dawn. This morning the forest bristled with cannon^ including the great guns of naval type so heavy they must be moved on rails. NORTH AFRICA TO AID Army supply officers, it was learned, were making the rounds of all garages and filling stations in the frontier region, ordering owners not to permit their gasoline reserves to fall below a specified amount—the amount which must be reserved for the army. On the French and German sides of the frontier alike workers toiled night and day on defense works. All transport was moved by night, including the last trickle of French reservists called into the underground forts of the Maginot line. The support of the fighting men North Arfica was promised to France today as the government sought to steel Great Britain I against further concessions to Germany. It appeared as if the government was as worried over Great Britain’s attitude in the Czech - oslovak crisis as over Germany's. Government quarters showed anxiety and annoyance at an apparent tendency by the British government to temporise in hope that something would turn up to solve the erisis. First Attacked Crime Laboratory Built in Court Room To Refute State NEW YORK, Sept. IO.— (AP)—A defense campaign designed to hack to pieces Dist. Atty. Thomas E. Dewey’s policy racketeering case against James J. Hines advanced swiftly into its second day in supreme court today. ?t started yesterday with a challenge to the one niece o* WTitten evidence—a $500 check—purporting to show the Tammanv district leader rectived a weekly fee from the , Dutch Schultz policy racket which 1 he is charged with shielding from the law LABORATORY BUILT Defense strategy contemplated the calling of 20 more w<‘nesses within tw’o weeks in efforts to erase the prosecution's picture of Hines as the ; consort of gangsters and ic establish alibis for him at cruoal mom-ents. Aa soon as Justice Ferdinand Pecora denied yestetdav a mo- j lion which, if granted, would have thrown the state's charges out of court before thev ever reached the jury, the first defense witness was ready. Quickly thereafter, a prime laboratory was improvise I in the courtroom with film projectors, microscopes, charts and enlarged photographs oi disputed handwriting. Howard Haring, handwriting expert, began a school-masterly explanation of his methods ENDORSEMENT ATTACKED Haring said his opinion was that a “J. Hines" endorsement on the $500 check—which a state witness J n ' P) /—i n .pl (** gy I iv” I I c    * Tied w as given to Hi ne** at the i u carnel caucus order of a member of th„ Schultz Mrs. Maude Tout on (above), postmistress at Salisbury. Md., was the subject of a formal statement by the senate campaign expenditures committee which expressed the opinion that she had vio’a'ed Lie fed eral law by assisting Rep David Lewis (D-Md) in hrs campaign. He is opposing the re-nomination of Sen Millard Tydings. County Demos Off for Parley Delegation Takes Taylor Resolutions One of the 200 Civil wa* veterans attending the national G. A. R. encampment ar Des Moines. la . demonstrates that fighting wasn't the onl thing he learned with the t^nlon army. Mrs. Alice Gary Ripley of Columbia. Mo., only ’iving Civil war nurse, is the recipient of an expertly administered kiss. By automobile, train and bus, 15 or more members of the Taylor county democratic party were to leave for Beaumont this afternoon lo attend the state Democratic convention there beginning Monday. First major event of the convention for the Taylor countians will be the 24th senatorial district O'Daniel caucus, to be held on the fifth floor of the Kress building at 8 o'clock Monday night. The Taylor county group is IOO per cent O'Daniel and has been pledged to support the O'Daniel program. ASK PENSION LAW With the delegation goes a ropy of resolutions passed at the county convention July 30. in which the delegation is pledged to cooperate with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and XT,-„T    _ W. Lee O'Daniel in everything for NEW \ORK, Sept. IO. lip)—The the peace, happiness and prosper- sT°ck market b.ew hot and cold on mob—had been superimposed on a signature below and "pinched in" between the signatures above and below. A state witness, Milton Bernard, once Schultz's accountant, had testified that the check, which was given bv him when he carried his funds in a friend's account did not beat the Hines endorsement when it returned from the bank. The state previously had conceded that the “J. Hines” .signature was not in the handwriting of the defendant. War Scare Makes Stocks Irregular ity of the nation and state Also included are resolutions demanding that the Old Age Assistance Commission be abolished and the administration be performed by commissioners courts of the respective counties; that old age pension law be passed “in accordance with the constitutional amendment voted by the people by a majority of four to one;” That the poll tax as a prerequisite to the right to vote be abolished Horse Show Added Colorado Feature COLORADO. Sept. lO.-(Spl)—As a special and unexpected feature of Colorado's frontier Round-Up showings of five-gaited horses have been arranged by Frank Kelley, Colorado oil man and horse fane- i speaker of the house of representa ler. for the rodeo performances this tives. Ernest Walter Wilson, chair- European war possibilities today and leading issues shifted over a narrowly irregular range. Tension seemed to have relaxed somewhat as negotiations were to be resumed between the Sudeten Germans and Czechs, but expanding military preparations in both Great Britain and France tended to dim .speculative ardor. The ticker tape was doing little more than crawl near the final hour. Bonds were shaky and commodi- and that the strictest regulations ties lacked rising vigor be imposed concerning elections to--— insure the purity of the ballot and — .......— honesty of elections; ENDORSE O’DANIEL That the convention endorse and recommend J. Bryan Bradbury for afternoon and tonight Among horses to be shown will be Stormy Weather and June Bride from the Chappel Davis stables At Midland. Davis will ride the former and Bob May of Colorado the latter. P. K. Mackey's Lovely Lady will be ridden by Kelley. The Weather Abilene and Vicinity:    Considerable cloudiness tonight and Sunday. West Texas (west of 100th meridian): Fair tonight and Sunday except local showers In extreme southeast portion Sunday. East Texas (east of 100th meridian): Considerable cloudiness, showers in south portion tonight snd Sunday and In northeast and north-central portions Sunday. Highest temperature yesterday wa* »7; lowest this rnur r.mg. 71 man of the delegation, said that the endorsement of Bradbury would be carried to thp convention regardless of the fact that he has announced withdrawal from the race. The resolutions also advocate a new law relating to trucks used on highways and recommends the establishment of a conference committee of business men, composed of all businesses to advise with the governor of Texas. "Be It further resolved,” the resolution concludes, “that we endorse all the policies and principles advocated by our nominate governor, W. Lee O'Daniel. and pledge to him tile support of the democrat of Taylor county In putting into ef- See DELEGATES, Pf. I, Col. I Check Swindler Draws $1200 Fine One of the largest fines ever set by an Abilene justice of the peace was assessed bv Theo Ash thus morning when he fined Lee Railsback $200 and costs on each of six check swindling complaints. Tile fine totaled $1.278—or a little more than 14 months in the county jail, when “laid out.” Railsback entered plea of guilty to all six charges. Ash. commenting on the case, cited the man’s record as being partly responsible for the heavy fines. The record shows that he was sentenced to the Texas penitentiary in 1923, the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth in 1924 and the Illinois penitentiary* in 1927. Candidate Shot By Kentuckian Wounding in Arm Second Outbreak In Heated Campaign for Congress NEW ORLEANS. Sept. IO. <UP)—James H Morrison, candidate for democratic nomination for congress from the sixth district, was tkot and wounded by en unidentified assailant at his home near Covington today. Attendants at Touro hospital here said Morrison, an attorney, was wounded in the left arm but was resting well. Preston Delcazal. secretary of the Rev Gerald L. K Smith, former principal In the political organization of the late Huev Ixng, was with Morrison. He described the assailant as a "very tall, heavily built man,  --—— with dark hair.” t Sunday Church Day in Crusade Nothing to buy. nothing to sell— Sunday is Go to Church Day in the Abilene Salesmen's Crusade. It is one day of the four-weeks J campaign that is not commercial in any sense of the word. It is the Sabbath, when all Abilenians are! urged to lay aside their business and attend the service of one of the city’s many churches. Ministers of the various congregations are honorary members of the Crusade Today there were two observances underway—Fall Hat day, and : Cake day. j One Killed As Oil Derrick Collapses KILGORE, Sept. IO (/PY—A steel | derrick collapsed during a cementing operation on an oil well yesterday. fatally injuring Gordon Towles 48. Wichita Falls driller, and hurting two other men. R. L. Pearson of Joinerville. oil well cementing company employe, and G. R. Boulware of Tyler, were hurt. Pearson seriously. SECOND OUTBREAK Reports to police said Morrison was seated in his car when the man stepped out of a thicket nearby and began to shoot. Morr’son grappled with him. but the min broke away and fled into the w^ods Delcazal brought Morrison to New Orleans. He told police he believed he had seen the man at Baton Rouge last night, shortly before Morrison made a campaign speech at Pride, small community near the capital. I It was the second outbnak within three days in the bitterly contested race between Morrison and Dr J. K Griffith, incumbent supported by the state administration. Emmett F Lewis. 48 a Griffith backer, was stabbed Thurstony night at a rally at Natalbany Hoi ry Wall. 20. a Morrison supporter, was held for the attack. London Hears 200,000 Nazis Along Border Britain Informed Reich Army Chiefs Opposing Fuehrer LONDON, Sept. 0.—(UP) — Reports were published in London today that Germany had massed an armv of 200,000 on the Austrian - Czechoslovakian frontier. They were followed by a report that the government had received information that some high officers of the German army were opposing Adolf Hitler’s policy in the Czechoslovak dispute. The reports were circulated on one of the gravest days that London has seen in 20 years. CENSURE SPECULATION Prime Minster Neville Chamber-lain and key cabinet ministers held conference after conference in Downing street. They took remarkable pains to assert that any reports as to British action in the Czechoslovak minority crisis should not he accepted, that they had sent no instructions to the British ambassador to Germany. They appealed to newspapers to avoid speculation. Those appeals followed reports that Sir Neville Henderson, the British ambassador to Germany, had been instructed or would be instructed to warn Germany specifi- | cally that Great Britain could not remain neutral in a war vehich Germany started by attacking Czechoslovakia. At Nurnberg, where Hitler Is attending the nazi party annual rally. it was reported that Sir Nevile was awaiting an urgent d’spatch sent to him from London by special courier. He was expected to seek an immediate audience with Hitler the dispatch arrived. FLEET LEAVES MALTA The government received repel ts from the French government ’ast night of German troop movments, it was understood. The newspaper Evening Standard asserted that army authorities here had received information that at least ?00,000 German soldiers were concentrated in a belt 50 miles deep along the Austria-Csechoslovs-kia frontier, ready to move at a moment’s notice. There was information also, the newspaper said, that strong motorized units and mechanized artillery were massed in a second zone behind the advance belt, within IOO miles of the border, prepared to follow any advance. Britain maintained silence—but 60 warships of her Mediterranean fleet steamed out of Malta today for an “autumn cruise’ identical to that which has taken the home fleet to its battle station in the North sea. It is normal for the fleets to take autumn cruises But as the Mediterranean fleet left Malta. It was asserted blandly that, though It would spend some time in the Eastern Mediterranean, its route could not be announced because the permission of some governments had not been received for its transit Goer ing Sounds A Call to Arms; Throng Cheers Czechs, Sudetens Resume Negotiation After Three-Day 'Incident' Interruption NURNBERG, Germany, Sept. IO.—(AP)—Air Minister Hermann Wilhelm Goering praised Germany's air force as the best in the world today as nazi spokesmen declared Adolf Hitler now would demand nothing less than outright annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudeten Germans. The air minister, in a 90-minute speech, pounded war into the consciousness of his 25,000 hearers of the labor front at the nazi party congress with references to Germany's air might, her strong fortifications, and her ability to withstand a block-ade “if it lasted 30 years.” Germany he declared was invincible and Czechoslovakia is not a cultured state. He was the first convention speaker to directly refer to Czechoslovakia. His hearers cheered themselves hoarse and gave the air minister an ovation such as only has been given to Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler when Goering shouted*    i    ——----- “What our fuehrei does is always right, therefore we will follow him wherever he leads us.” Regarding German av; it ion he asserted, “our airforce is tecnnically the most perfect and r. imerically! the strongest from the viewpoint of morale and the most ready to give all for the fatherland of any country in the world ” HITLER LAUDS UNION Goering's speech followed one made by Chancellor Hitler to 60,000 Hitler youths and girls in which he reiterated assertions “Germany will stand united come what may.” Goering painted Germany as on her western borders, Goering said, “never in history has Germany been so strong as today. “Never had we a better fortification zone than in the west. “No power on earth will ge through it.” Applause assumed the volume o cannon booms as Goering spoke His hearers stood on their chair shouting The Reich could build her west era fortifications only becaus “hundreds of thousands of worker were taken from their jobs an sent there for this essential task, Goering declared. By United Press The European situation: PARIS—France masses artillery, tanks and troops I ack t<f the war-manned Maginot line; Atlantic and Mediterranean Meet* leady for action; French North Africa rallies to defense of homeland; some French families evacuate German border region. LONDON—Britain calls out mine sweepers and mine la* ers to reinforce grand battle fleet in North sea off Scotland; hears German masses army of 206,060 on Czechoslovak border. NURNBERG—British ambassador reported to have received secret Instructions to tell Hitler emphaticmUy Britain must fight lf Czechoslovakia is invaded; Field Marshall Goering denounces Czechoslovakia at party congress as a little, oppressor state: says Germany “never, never” will give up honor again and is self-sufficient for a war even if it lasts 30 years. GENEVA—Maxim Lltvlnof confer* with Roumanian f;relgn minister. causing rumors that transport of Soviet troops across Roumania In case of invasion of Czechoslovakia was discussed. MALTA—British Mediterranean fleet sails for "maneuvers.” PRAGUE—Britain and France reported to have assured Czechoslovak government of their armed support and to have urged no further concessions to Germans; President Benes to deliver forceful appeal to nation. having enough food stored to meet any emergency, a theme that has been dwelt ob by other convention speakers. No blockade could touch Germany, he said, “even lf it lasted 30 years.” “So long as the fuehrer and the folk stand together nothing ran defeat us,” he added. Goering openly warned Czechoslovakia that ‘ a small part of the European population Is frivolously harassing human being* but we know what's behind it.” Declaring Germany would not tolerate the sufferings of her German brethren (in Czechoslovakia) any longer, he said, “this state—without culture and no one knows where this splinter came from—has Moscow behind it and its eternal Jewish More Optimistic masks.”    j    ^ HAILS FORTIFICATIONS    PRAGUE.    Sept    IO    —^—DISCUS He queried then whether thus    glens    between    the    Czechoslova “splinter' should be master over    government and    the    Sudeten Ger cultured folk (meaning the Sudeten    mans    looking    toward solution o “It simply was a matter of lif and death that invincible barrier be erected in the west. Our work ers realized its necessity and glad Iv and heartily obeyed the deer' which I hesitatingly Issued bu which was necessary for safeguard ing the nation's defense. "The world resounds with wa and talk of war,” he pointed ou' “Immediately the guilty ones ar discovered:    The states of order Italy and Germany. Yet these tw people have proven they of all na tions could establish peace at horn: That is because they didn’t hav anonymous parliamentarians to ru them but two great men have take responsibility.” Hodza Becomes See BRITISH FEAR. Pg. 7, Col. • • • Germans'. Concerning German * rn * fortifications See CALL TO ARMS, Pg. 7, Col. *    »    rn AS IF EUROPE DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE JITTERS 'Miss Europe' Uses No Rouge, Powder COPENHAGEN. Denmark, Sept. IO. (UP)—Sirkka Saloner. the only aspirant for the Miss Europe title in a beauty contest here, who never has used lipstick, rouge, face powder or cold cream, aas awarded the honor today. She is a curly haired blonde. Colorado Frontier Roundup Will End COLORADO, Sept IO. — The fourth annual Colorado Frontier Roundup went into the third and final day with two rodeo performances on tap thus afternoon and night. Winners of the Friday events were: Open calf roping’ Sig Fairrloth, Vester Parrish. I. W Young and J. E. McElroy. Time 15 2 seconds Mitchell county calf roping; Gaston Brock, Judge Campbell, J. F. Taylor. Time 21 2 Wild cow milking: A J. Pettigrew ,J. E McElroy. Joe York, Kee-zie Duncan. Time 15. Girls calf roping: Isora De Racy, first, 33 I seconds. Steer riding: Johnnie Stovall and G. K. Lewallen tied for first, Tack I Bolton, third. Bronc riding Texas Kid Jr., Slim 1 Matteer, Van Brown. ..;•••    •'    -    -WI-.:    :    <    , -V    v”-    N The spines of *upe:stitious folks in the London crowd pictured at left, above, probably became cat-walks f r chattering chills when they spied the black feline shown ac right While the crowd waited anxiously before No IO Downing str^cf during a cabinet meeting to determine Great Britain's stand in the European crisis, the black cat, symbol of bad luck to believers in omens, marcred up and parked Itself at the door. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: September 10, 1938