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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas WWT TEXAS' OWM HEWSMKR VOL. LVIII, NO. 105. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT (tirt MARKED FOR PRESIDENTIAL PURGE- ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS TYDINGS TAKES LEAD OVER MARYLAND NEW DEALER REBUFFED BY YOUNG DEMOS, GARNER-FOR-PRESIDENT BACKERS TAKE ISSUE TO TEXAS CONVENTION TODAY GOP Governor Endorsement of Vice President John N. Oatner. ior the democratic presidential nomination in 1940 was refused today by the executive committee ot the Texas organisation of young demo-crab. The vote by the young tomorrow dealing with national affairs on the part of Ihe biennial state democratic convention. The count of the Garner resolution was announced aj nine to ilx. Some ot Its opponent! silt they took that position endorsement of any candidate, but others present said they believed the constitutional question was not the deciding factor. Admirers of the conservative vice president Immediately redoubled their efforts to unequivocal endorsement tomorrow from the state convention. They voiced confidence their move would succeed. The resolution to aid Ihe Garner boom was offered by state Representative Doyle Settle of under the Settle "the committee w.as not supposed to adopt such a resolution but they've been doing It all the time. I believe well win the fight In the Joe Bailey Humphreys 57-year-old nominee for -ounty attorney of Houston county and staunch opponent of the new deal, said he believed the committee rejected the resolution because It might be, embarrassing io President spoke for the endorsement. Humphreys was ousted as secretary of the executive committee of the democrats four years ago after a clash with Elliott Roosevelt of Port Worth, son of the president. DEMANDING 'SELF-DETERMINATION' FOR MINORITY Hitler Goes To War's Brink; 2 Sudetens Shot Nazi Fuehrer Promises Aid i For Sudetens Olive Branch Held Out To France On Alsace-Lorraine NURNBERO, Germany, Sept. 12 (AP) Beiehsfuehrer Adolf Hitler went to the very brink of war tonight but was careful to arrest himself this tide of the precipice. DANGLES SETTLEMENT he kept dangling the possibility of a war-has solu- tion of the Sudeten German prob- lem before Europe's statesmen. In a address before 25.000 persons In the nazi congress Tiall, he closed the eight-day nazi party convention by producing "self- determination" for the Germanic minority as the Implied alternative to forcible Czech cslovakla. hl Mmre the 'denoeraelea that tbe fate of the SodeUnm U not a matter Indiffer- ence, to he declared. "If 4hese harrassed people feel they axe without rtjhU and aid thej will get boih from ua.'1 In one respect, however, the fuehrer sought to relieve the in- ternational situation: he held out an olive branch to Prance. Germany's readiness to let bygones be bygones, he again renounced all aspirations for re- visions of the Versailles treaty with a view to regaining Alsace-Lor- raine. "Strasbourg means he said, "but we have surrendered It in the interests of peace to settle ler once and all the eternal with Prance. "On the other frontiers too we have made sacrifices. We have acted more than loyally." SILENT ON METHOD While asserting positively that no German deserved the name ot Ger man If he was not willing to risk his life on behalf of the people of the same blood In Czechoslovakia, the Sudeten Germans, Hitler in no way commltteed him- self on the method he Intends to pursue to compel the Prague gov- ernment to give the minority the deal he is determined they shall get. That deal he k determined they shall get. Tnat deal, according to all that has happened In the past week In Ihe party congress, can be only union with Germany of the region Inhabited by the Sudeten Germans. "The responsibility for the next move now la cp le. Britain and Lord Runclman ficial British mediator In said one prominent official. "At any rate, after tonight, no- body can make Germany responsible for what U to happen. Prague and London hold Europe's fate In their hands." 'The Almighty did nol create Sudeten Germans to deliver them over to a hated See HITLER, Pj. 7, Col. I The Weather "THE STATE RESTS': HERE'S DEWEY'S CASE AGAINST HINES IN BRIEF MOUTHPIECE Pop-eyed Dixie Davis, disbar- red Schultz attorney. said Hlnes requested and got "any- where from to from the Schultz gang to fin- ance, the li3S campaign for dis- trict attorney. He told of the use of "about 100 floaters" to Vote "four or five times" for Tammany's candidate, who won. He said Hlnes "took care pf." court cases. LIEUTENANT George Welnberg, flitker- eyed Schultz lieutenant in 1933, testified that nines was on the gang payroll, listed as for MOO weekly. He said he contributed to Hlnes "about S30.000" for political campaigns; that "annoying" cops were de- moted when reported to Hines. Once during Welnberg's testi- mony, Hiaea rest and cried: "You Uel-i. GO-BETWEEN Rose Wendroff, Dixie Davls's sister, told' of going to Hines's "big office" at Darts'a request to deliver checks and cash, usually for "about on "four or five occasions." Dixie would say. she recounted, "Take this down to the old man on the thirtieth floor." She Identified one of the cheeto she aiw she. carried. It becuw-wrt kBportamt-eahibit. MASSEUR Eddie Corbett, flat-nosed ex- puglllst, pointed out Hines for the court as the man he saw with Schultz in a Bridgeport, Conn., hotel. Summoned to Schultz's room to give the gangster a massage. Corbett said, "While I worked on him Mr Hines approached me and I admired build." The state contends attmHx POLITICIAN John F. Curry said District Leader Bines requested, 'IS or SO" police transfers a year dur- ing the time (1WS-1934) that Curry wn leader ot Tammany Hail. Curry testified the requests "were transmitted to the police commissioner's office" and were "Invariably" granted. He ad- mitted the Hinea group controll- ed, the moat Totes In Tammany ON 14-WOBD Pecora Decrees Mistrial In Case HAT5 OFF TO NOLAN FOR IIS FAIR! The Reporter-News takes this occasten to salute Nolan county for its revival of the Midwest exposition, for years one of the leading fairs of West Texas. The steady 5S-year growth of the county will be revealed by fine agricultural and livestock exhibits at the fair, a live-da v affair. Read about these items In this issue of the West Texas' own newspaper. They are found on page four Also Included are pictures of officials of the fair tnd scenes of beautiful Lake Sweetwater, the playground for West Texans. Local Manufacturers Hosts To 500 Tonight Abilene manufacturers are putting the big pot In the little one tonight. They are staging a big dinner for 500 guests tonight at at Cobb Park. There will be barbecued Taylor Legion Installs New Officers Installation of officers of Ihe Parramore post of the local unit of the .American Lesion highlighted last night's meeting of the group. Those taking new offices M. Shaw, post commander: T. E. Brownlee. first vies commander; Louis A, Groene. second vice com-! ..fc______J mander; Earl Farquahar. third vice i crusade." Participants commander: Fred Ruckfr. fourth paign under the slogan vice commander: Stanley fifth vice commander: T. N. Cars- county baby beef and a well- rounded menu of Abilene manufac- tured foods. This will include Mex- ican beans, cheese, potato chips, salad dressing, bread and rolls, cof- fee, carbonated beverages under several well known names, coffee, Ice cream, cakes. This, all by way of swinging into local manufacturers' part in the four-weeks campaign of the Salesmen's Crusade, already more than one half gone. Friday and Saturday win Abilene day In the crusade. Every resident of the cilj- will be uked to purchase at least one item manufactured In Abilene. Which will be sim- ple tnoafh, since there's great variety In the product] made right here at home. There's clothing loo. Wednesday Is Shoe day in Ihe well, adjutant; Roy Johnson, finance officer; Allie M. O'Bar. chaplain; Edmund C. Yates. his- torian; Jeis Warren and O'Bar, service officers; Mrs. Lucy Truss, child welfare chairman, and R. M. rolled yesterday is Browning, sergeant-at-arms. cer5'- The officers were elected regular election In August "Sales Mean Jobs" are reminded to shop for shoes. Wednesday also Is Better Light- Better Sight day. an observance slated again Thursday too. A new member of the crusade en- Klggs gro- at a ihe NMV MKXtfO: nd porthm wa portlftni of I Special Days For Tentative plans were made by the [post for Armistice day celebrations! ra" on November 11, Included In the I days activities will be an enter- I tafnment for the post an Ar- j ml.stice day parade. l A. T. Bontke. retiring commander, I was selected by the legionnaires a.i West Texas Fair has begun setting special days for (he 1938 fair. Special groups have been Indicat- ProsecutorIo Ask New Trial Pecora Takes Two Hours To Deliver Opinion NEW YORK, Sept prem: Court Justice Ferdinand Pe- cora late today ordered a mistrial in the state's policy racket case against Tammany District Leader James' J. Hlnes, implying that the prosecution injected "one drop ot poison" by asking a 14-word ques- tion of prejudicial nature. The sudden turn in the sensa- tional trial, at the outset of its fifth week, came ss an indicated climax of an oral opinion delivered by Pecora in two hours and nine minutes 'of tense anilcipstfon. His ball of eonllnaeil, Hiaes walked out of Ihe court- house le (he cheers and admir- ers fathered in Foley square, but he was not free, and his face sttfi showed a hint of con- cern. "This defendant will undoubtedly be brought before the bar Justice again, as he should be." said Jus- tice Pecors, as he dismissed the Jury. The district attorney, jmtling wryly in the face of the first se- vere reversal he has suffered as a racket-buster, announced through an assistant that a new trial would be requested "when (he people are deimed ready." DEFENSE READY Chief Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul Stryker announced jubilantly. "We are ready at any time for a second trial of this case." He add- HINES. PIT. 7, Col. 1 FUNERAL TODAY T. V. POOL Last Colorado Veteran Dead COLORADO. Sept 13 (Spl.l- Mitchell county's only remaining Confederate veteran. T. Y. Pool. 90. died at his home here today about p. m. after a lengthy Mr. Pool was selected Io go to the reunion of the Blue and Gray at Gettysburg. Pa., early inland bridge fund. County's Levy Rate 65 Cents Commissioners Add To Budget For Year Commissioners' court set the lax rate and hiked the budget for the remainder of 1938 In a regular meeting Monday. The tax rate was set at SS cents per valuation, to be divided thus: 25 cents general fund, six cents Jury fund, six cents court- house bonds, four cents jail bonds, six cents permanent Improvement fund, 10 cents road and bridge fund, and eight cents for sinking fund on road bond issue of 1927 Precinct 1 resident! also will pay five (a the Taylor-Callahan counties special road district bond fund. Tax rmtes were set for county schools. All except three will pay per HOO. These Hill, Pleasant Hilt and New Hope- will have 75 cent tax rates. These rates apply to 1938 renditions, on which assessments are payable by Czech Council Gathers After Hearing Talk, Officials Keep Close Watch On Sudeten Areas PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 12 (AP) A series of iisorderj near the German jorder were reported tonight after Adolf Hitler's Worn berg speech. BOMBS SET OFT of disorders In whkh two Sudeten Germans were wound- ed and two bombs set off were re- ceived here while Czechoslovaks who listened to the radio broad- cast of Hitler's speech expressed the opinion that It was even more bitter than they expected, The average IT rewolfat remarks abmt Ihh IHtfe war- created repakUe mer wl Sudeten Ceimaai baa proclaimed' hiineif i lector. The inter-council of the cabinet, presided over by Premier Milan Hodza, nm after listening to the speech but ended the session with- out Issuing a communique. The presumption, however, was that the cabinet officers were giv- ing close scrutiny to police from Sudeten regions. At a late hour'they had not found It nec- essary to Impose martial law de- spite' scattered disturbances. There were baatnds at Im- promptu parades, the manhers yelling -one people, BBC nation, reith." Bain povtd in many eomraaniUn, but did not daunt tbe demonstrations. The forbidden nazi swastika flag was displayed from ininy houses Czechoslovaks generally Inter- preted the address as not a demand for a plebiscite In German regions which some Sudeten groups' havi been demanding. Some pointed out the difference In the tone of Hitler's bitter words and those of President Eduard Benes last Saturday In which the chief executive promised Justice to all nationalities, especially the Su detew, BENES ATTACK IRKS Hitler's personal attacks on Benes whom the fuehrer accused 01 spreading "lies" in connection with See CZECHS, Iff. 7, Col I Nolan Grand Jury Returns 19 Bills SWEETWATER, Sept. having been in session next Februarv 1 5lr" Monday Nolan B Jm ,1 countj'! 52d "urt Budget for the remainder of the jury returned 19 felony Indict year was increased by amendment. Of this amount. 000 for the general fund, for transfer to the pauper and salary menta to Judge A. S. Mauzey lat TYDtNGS 5aces Demo In Maine Election Free-State Poll Has Top Billing In U. S. Interest By The Associated Press Senator Millard S, Tydingt, whom the new deal tried to oust, held a. lead of nearly fcree-to-two over Rep. David J. Lewis on early returns from Monday's democratic senatorial srimary in Maryland. GOP SOLONS LEAD Meanwhile, with over half ,tate tabulated. Governor Lewis O. Barrows, republican seeking re- election, led former Governor Louis J. Brann, democrat, by votai n the Maine general elections. Three republican members of the hodse also were ahead. The Maryland tabulation, based on returns from 345 polling places out of the state's 1.M8, gave Tyd- ings votes to Lewis' 30206. This was on a popular vote bu- is. Trie election turned upon the selection of pledg- ed delegates to a nomirntlng con- vention. The president had Intervened vigorously in behalf of Tydings' opponent for the demo- cratic senatorial nomination. 'He had gone into the state during turbulent campaign to endorsa Lewis and to express favor for two proposed bridge projects in Mary- land. And late last week he bad Instructed the public works adain- litrattpn.ta expedite couaMeiaUen of the bridge All this, made the outcome In toa "free state" of greater interest many politicians than the remits of the final election la Maine, ran off at the same time. MAINE WATCHED Partly because of the traditional but disputed theory that the election Indicates the trend of the general balloting elsewhere in November, leaden of both parties had hoped for a showing of strenzth there. Democratic leaders had been especially to pick up at least___ of state's three places in the house of representatives, ail now held by republicans. The Townsend old age pension program figured in these congres- sional contests, all of the republi- can incumbents receiving the en- dorsement of Townsend groups. The Tydings-Lewis primary eon- test In Maryland attracted wide- spread attention not only because the presidents prestige was in- volved but because of the possible bearing the outcome might have i-n other democratic struggles la which Mr, Roosevelt has Inter- vened. GEORGIA WEDNESDAY One of these struggles will be lie. elded in Georgia Wednesday and another la the New York congres- sional district of Representative John O'Connor on September ID. Mr. Roosevelt has asked the de- See ELECTIONS, rg. T Col 1 eater Roosevelt Happy Son. James Is Improving ROCHESTER, Minn.. Sept. Roosevelt, happy that his son, James, was reported recuperating satisfactorily from a, stomach operation, talked with Secretary Hull about Ihe Inter- national situation today and wait- thls afternoon, then adjourned until! ed the results of the Maryland October 4. senatorial primary. er was nlaced In the road j t vni -i nt n hlve drunk- en driving, four charge forgery, four charge burglary, three charge 3 and 4 will receive robbery and one charges theft ot Of the 19 bills, on which arrests i James had another cxse of hic- to receive M.691 11 71; KOtR l lodiy, m
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