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Publication: Abilene Reporter News September 14, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas Although Howled Down Angrily, O’Daniel Gains All Platform Aims but Poll Tax Abolition-See Page WEST TEXAS’ OWN    | NEWSPAPER Abilene Reporter-iBletos ‘WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE! Cli YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-B\ ★★★ EVENING roil VOL. LVIII, NO. 106 I’aHed Press (IT) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENT!CZECHS FIGHT PITCHED BATTLE Georgia Takes Primary Ballot Spotlight Today Seven Senators Are Renominated Or Holding Leads By the Associated Press Good weather brought out thousands of Georgians today ta ballot on the question: Shall Walter F. George be returned to the senate over President Roosevelt’s opposition? Early reports said voters were turning out In fairly heavy numbers to deride In the Cteorgia democratic primary among George: Lawrence S. Camp, federal district attorney at Atlanta and Roosevelt's choice; and Eugene Tallmadge, a former governor, who the president predicted would “contribute little to practical government." In another political contest—in Connecticut—Sen. Augustine Loner-gan gained strength in his campaign for renomination when Archibald McNeil, former national committeeman, withdrew in me democratic state convention from the race for Lonergan's seat and threw his support to the senator. TENDENCY TO RENOMINATE They did not enter to any marked degree, however, into the seven senatorial selections made yesterday. In four states, the democratic incumbents were unopposed. They were Senators Fred H. Brown of New Hampshire. Elbert D. Thomas of Utah, John H. Overton of Louisiana and Alvin B. Adams of Colorado. In the choices involving contests. Vermont republicans renominated Sen. Ernest W. Gibson, and Washing democraLs chose Sen. Homer T. Bone over Otto A. Case, a Town-sendite. Sen. Carl Hayden, Arizona democrat, was far ahead of two opponents in incomplete returns. Voters yesterday showed a general tendency to renominate pres-sent house members, but South Carolina was an exception. Rep. John C. Taylor was defeated by Butler B. Hare and Rep. G. Heyward Ma hon by Joseph R. Bryson in democratic run-offs. GUARDS SEIZE VOTES South Carolina also supplied the most dramatic election incident of the day, when National Guardsmen under instructions from Gov. Olin D. Johnston took possession of Charleston county ballot boxes. Wyndham M. Manning, apparently beaten for the democratic gubernatorial nomination by Mayor Burnet R. Maybank of Charleston, had asked for the troops because of reported “irregularities.” In New Hampshire. John L. Sullivan had no opposition for the democratic nomination for governor. Gov. Francis P. Murphy, wealthy industrialist, won a close republican contest from Atty. Gen. Thomas P. Cheney. Rep. Charles W. Tobey defeated two rivals in New Hampshire's republican senatorial race. In Vermont, Gov. George D. Aiken, republican, won renomination Bv a wide margin. Democratic aspirants to Vermont's state and national offices had no opposition. AMMONS HAS LEAD Michigan republicans called on former Gov Frank D. Fitzgerald to battle Frank Murphy, democratic incumbent, for the governorship in November. Murphy was unopposed in the primal y. Partial returns from Colorado gave Gov. Teller Ammons, democrat a long lead over George J. Knapp Archibald A. Lee and Ralph L Carr had no contests for the re- i publican senatorial and gubernatorial nominations, respectively. Other republican senatorial nom - I inecs in the west were: Utah, Dr. I Franklin S Harris, president of Brigham Young university; Wash-; lngton, Ewing D. Colvin, Seattle attorney, and Arizona, Burt L.' Clingan, unopposed. A four-man contest for Arizona's I democratic gubernatorial nomination developed into a tight race, with State Sen. R. T. Jones and Secretary of State James H. Kerby out in front. Jerrie W. Lee had no opposition for the republican nomination. Here is a scene from France’s realistic dress rehearsal for the war which may break loose in Europe any moment. Protected by a smoke screen and camouflaged against easy detection. MRS. J. A. MATTHEWS, AREA PIONEER, DIES AT ALBANY Member of Two Prominent West Texas Cattle Families to Be Buried Thursday ALBANY, Sept 14 —Sallie Reynolds Matthews, wife of Judge J. A. Matthews, and member of two of the prominent pioneer cattle families of Texas, died at 3:30 a. rn. today at the*, family home here. She had been in declining health 14 months, seriously ill many weeks. Funeral services will be held in I the Matthews Memorial Presbyterian church here Thursday morning at ll a. m., with the pastor, the Rev. J. A. Owen, officiating. The church itself was built by the Mat-I thews family in memory of Joseph these French tanks went into action in support of an infantry “attack’’ near Besancon. Looking very much like the real thing, the war-like scene pictured above occurred during the French army’s recent an nual maneuvers held near the Swiss border. In the photo above, infantrymen are making an advance In the face of a barrage of shells, some of which explode near them. IN GRAVEST MEET SINCE '14 British Cabinet Ready for War Mobilization of until the close of the War Between the States. In 1886 the Reynolds family moved to the Old Stone ranch, in southwestern Throckmorton county, near the frontier army post. Camp Cooper. This ranch was the last outpost, the last ranch on the frontier of northwestern Texas. MARRIED IN 1876 Indian raids, keeping the family in fear of its lives, caused abandonment of this ranch and the Reynolds moved in 1868 to near Fort Griffin. A year later they went to I Parker county. After three years ' MRS. J. A. MATTHEWS Grant Wins FOREST HILLS, N. Y.. Sept. 14—(AP)—Bryan (Bitsy Grant of Atlanta, Ga., placed eighth and last on the IT. 8. seeded list, today completely confounded the ranking committee by upsetting the second-seeded foreigner. Adrian Qulst of Australia, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, to gain the quarter-final round of the mens national singles tennis championships. Beck Matthews, father of J. a. Matthews. BORN NEAR BRECK Mrs. Matthews was born near the site of Breckenridge May 21, 1861. the daughter of B. Watt Reynolds and Anne Reynolds, in whose home Buchanan county. now Stephens county, was organized. Tile Reynolds family, as well as the Matthews family,^ was among the first to settle in* what is now Stephens county. They arrived there In 1859. After a series of murderous raids by the Indians down the valley of Elm creek in Young county, the families "forted up" with others at Fort Davis, en the Clear Fork of the Brazos, in southern Throckmorton county, where they remained Winner Announced For Radio Contest Mrs B C Rogers, 1514 North 19th street, has been notified by radio station KOKO that she is winner of a daily contest conducted by the Sunkist Orange company, receiving a box of oranges. In addition, she is to be awarded a fruit juice extractor as grand prize for the week. there the family went to eastern Colorado and ranched until 1875 when Its members returned to Fort Griffin and establLshed a ranch home on the clear Fork 12 miles east of the Old Stone ranch. On Christmas Day of 1876 Sallie' Reynolds and John Matthews, a young cattleman, were married and the young husband took his bride to a new stone ranch home that was the first stone building in Haskell county. It was located on California creek on land now owned by T. I P. Hughes of Georgetown. Ruins of the dwelling may now be seen. After she was 70 Mrs. Matthews wrote her book, ’’Interwoven," an autobiography and chronicle of the Se- MATTHEWS rage 13, Col. 3 Admits Slayings In Three States LITTLE ft OCK, Ark, Sept. 14— (UP)—Buford Goad, 37. alias Joseph B Anderson of Little Rock, has confessed to participation in three murders in as many states, state police announced today. Police said Goad had admitted killing George W. Howey, of Detroit; | John Colla, Gary, Iud , and Eldon Cooley, Hot Springs, Ark., grocer. ' New Light on Sales Crusade Electric Globes And Shoes Share Today's Honors Better lighting came in barrels today as Abilene launched the two days of Better Light—Better Sight observance in the Salesmen’s crusade. Barrels of light bulbs were in front of every store dealing in such merchandise. Banners proclaim the Better Light-Better Sight observance, and a sales person is assigned to each barrel—to remind Abilen-ians to purchase a carton of light globes for the home. Once again the “eye-straln season" is near. Fewer hours of sun- Today is Shoe day in the Shoe center of West Texas—Abilene. From bedroom slippers to boots, the merchandise of Abilene firms was being displayed. Sales were reported brisk in many departments, which for two weeks already have been feeling the fall buying rush in shoes. A preliminary survey indicated women's shoes were leading in sales volume today. shine. Shorter days. Longer nights. More work for the eyes to do. par- I ticularly for young Abilene back in school again. The enemy of eyes is improper visual conditions. More than one-fourth of the people of the United States wear eye glasses; another fourth of the people should be wearing them Fifty ; million pairs of eyes, according to investigators, are defective. Light conditioning is aimed at the elimination of the chief causes of defective vision. Instead of gloom I and glare, the aim is indoor light- I mg as comforting and efficient as the illumination under a tree on a j sunny day in June. Science marches on in the development of new lamps and light engineering to provide perfect conditions for workers in offices and persons in their homes. No empty sockets is the first aim in the Salesmen's Crusade program today and Thurday. There’ll also be much emphasis on new lamps of scientific design, complete engineering for home lighting systems. Work Resumed By 42d Grand Jury Grand jury of 42d district court resumed investigations this morning with the expectation of being ready for a second report tonight or tomorrow. First report was made last week when the the grand Jurors returned six indictments. A recess of several weeks is expected after the second report. In district court, the workmen's compensation case of Wesley Groom, former employe of the West Texas Cottonoil mill, vs. the Hartford Accident Indemnity company was being heard before Judge M. S. Long after both plaintiff and defendant had waived Jury. 'Stop Bluffing/ Pacifist Tells Hitler CLEVELAND. Sept. 14. (UP)—Abe Pickus. the one-man peace advocate who telephones government heads all over the world to tell them how to settle their troubles, cabled Fuehrer Adolph Hitler today to "stop bluffing’’ and “get serious.’’ “Of all beasts, man seems to be most forgetful,” Pickus, president of an oil company, cabled Hitler. ’Other animals remember not to return to things which have caused them pain and sorrow " Germany, he said, “was licked in 1918 with more resources than you have now." Business Better Prepared For War ThanE ver Before NEW YORK. Sept. 14 — (^*) — American business and finance is prepared to meet the shock of general European war in the opinion of leading Wall street figures and governmental fiscal authorities canvassed today. Cautious comparison of the United States business and financial world of today with that of 1914 led to the unanimous opinion of those,consulted that this country Is much better prepared, in manifold ways, to meet and weather that shock than it was twenty-four years ago. President William Mc C. Martin of the New York stock exchange said before the regular opening time that there was no intention of closing the exchange on the basis of current information from Europe. Business men throughout the country asking what would happen to American business and finance in event of general war in Elope may find the answer in the following summary of Wall street banking and governmental opinion: I. A general European war would probably be an immediate shock to the financial and business world, as it was in 1914 2. The American financial system la infinitely better equipped to brace itself and stand up under that shock than it was in 1914. Adequate machinery now exists for swift and effective handling of every financial crisis likely to arise. Furthermore, the impact of the shock has been at least partially softened by anticipation—a condition which did not exist in 1914. 3. American business and agriculture probably would not receive an immediate set-back of the severity of that in 1914 and probably would not pocket profits of the scale of 1916-1918 because of four factors; the vastly greater advance prepa ration for war today; the depreciated credit status of major.European nations; the neutrality laws; and the Johnson act prohibiting loans to nations which have defaulted on previous obligations. In the end, popular sentiment is expected to determine the effectiveness of these elements—a factor compltely unpredictable today Girl Rescued From Suicide The Weather JLnd v,clnl»y: P*rtly cloudy tonight and Thursday, cooler tonight, ww i texas: Partly cloudy tonight a id Thursday, slightly cooler tonight. East Texas Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; cooler in north portion tonight „ „    RAlNKAl.lt! 24 hr* ending A :3ti ann    Wed    . os    inch Since first of year ...........21* *0    inches Same period last year ..... ..13.0ft    inches u?1?1 *lnc* f,r*t y**r ISM inches Highest temperature yesterday Oft L°we»t temperature this morning . 7.1 tkmperatukes Tues Wed p.m. a rn. Roberta York, 17 year old Lubbock girl had little explanation today for her actions last night when she climbed more than half way up an 85 foot high line tower and threatened to Jump in a suicide attempt. “I was unhappy,” was the only comment she made today to Mary Gibbs, Taylor county child wel-! fare worker. To police, she said she did not remember the circumstances leading to her suicide attempt. The girl was discovered on the j tower east of the city limits about IO o’clock last night by two Abilene boys, John Harrell and Monroe Brack who, with two girls, were driving near the main power plant of the West Texas Utilities company. The two boys climbed the tower and held the girl while their companions hurried for help. Frank Nelson of the WTU plant notified Abilene police. For about 15 minutes the two young men held the struggling, girl on the tower, then police arrived. Close behind them came the new hook and ladder truck of the Abilene fire department. Tile swinging, steel, hydraulic extension ladder of the truck was swung into position, and the trio lowered to the ground The girl was first taken to the police station for brief questioning, j then transferred to the county jail where she was being held today. She told Miss Gibbs this morning that she left Lubbock Monday hitch hiking to Fort Worth to seek employment. After reaching Abilene, she suddenly became discouraged and decided to return to Lubbock to her father who. she said, is in poor health Her mother has 4>een dead for several years. Troops Talked Instant Action Planned lf Nazis March on Czechs By RICHARD D. MCMILLAN LONDON, Sept. 14.—(UP) —The cabinet, at its gravest meeting since the World war, made ready today for a European explosion. It discussed mobilization plans, it announced that King George was returning at once to London to consult with his ministers, and it was reported fro have made arrangements for an early extraordinary session of parliament. While the cabinet still was in session. U. S Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy arrived at No. IO Dowming street, where it was meeting. Even before the cabinet met, it was reported that the defense ministers and chiefs of navy, army and air force staffs had been ordered to prepare com^ piete mobilization plans ready for instant use lf Germany attacked Czechoslovakia. During the meeting, the formal announcement was made that King George would leave Balmoral castle, Scotland, tonight, to arrive here tomorrow and begin consultations with cabinet ministers and other leaders. Then, as the cabinet still sat, parliamentary circles heard that orders had been given to prepare for convocation of an early session of parliament— which had been scheduled to meet November I. The Daily Mail, in a special late edition, aserted that the government already had decided on full mobilization of the fleet. It was understood that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had ordered the civil and .-niUtary heads of the defense services to prepaid mobilization plans at once for use if necessary. Not since the days of the World war had London newspapers showed such an excited attitude toward a foreign problem. Some of them published flat reports that Czech troops were pouring toward the German frontier ready to meet a German attack. Sudetens Seize Arms for Fight On Two Fronts PRAGUE, Sept. ll.—(AP) — Dispatches from the Sudeten border region tonight said that 2.000 Sudeten Germans, using rifles, machine-guns and throwing hand grenades, had attacked the Czechoslovak gendarmerie station at Schwaderback, near the German frontier. At least eight persons were reported killed. By ELEANOR PACKARD (Copyright, 1938, by United Press EGER, Sudeten Area, Czecl oslovakia, Sept. 14.— (UP)-Battling almost on a war-tim scale broke out today in th Sudeten area near the bord! north of Eger. Casualties were estimated b the Sudetens as upwards of H In the battle, 2,000 Sudetens armed with machine guns, rifles and pistols fought hundreds of Czech troops and police. The action was at the town < Habersparirk, near Falkenau In ti Eger district. ISSUE COMMUNIQUE Sudetens supplemented their ow weapons with arms and ammunitic seized in the local police statio which they captured. It remaini in their possession tonight. The battle was described In “arar qpmmunique’’ issued by ti newly-established headquarters I the Sudetens in Eger. It said: “At ll o’rloek this morning, heavy armored cars of the Czech army converged from two aldea against a solid front of approximately 2.000 Sudeten Germans, "Losses of Czech gendarmes have been dared at between 19 and 15 while our losses are considerably higher. They can not even be estimated.” The communique added in anotl cr section: ’ After communists had provoki j the inhabitants of Haber.^parirk BERLIN, Sept. 14.— (AP) — American travelers have been advised “unofficially and informally” by the United States consulate here to return home “if they could conveniently aller their European travel plans, ’ officials said today. battle ensued between the two sid with the Czech gendarmes inte vening in the fight without, ho' ever, using firearms. ‘ Finally the gendarmes withdri into their post as the crowds pus ed on to the building. Sudden a shot came from the building ai shortly afterwards regular flrii began.” COMMUNISTS BLAMED Smoldering animosity betwe Sudeten Germans and Czechs, fa: ned by events since Adolf Hitle: Nurnberg speech Monday nigl broke into armed rebellion ov what started as a trivial lncidei The Sudeten version was that communists taunted Sudetens in the center of the town and a scuffle resulted. laical gendarmes patrolling I streets tried to quiet the disturbant but in a few minutes free-for-i See FIGHTING Page 16, Col. 6 Uncle Sam Sues For Hardin Taxes DALLAS, Sept. 14 /Pt—A suit to collect $68,034.66 from the estate of John G. Hardin and his wife. Dallas philanthropists, was filed here Tuesday by J. G. Gibbs, special prosecutor from the United States attorney general’s office in Washington. Clyde Names First Duchess for Fair 7" Cecile Hampton, brunette daugh-ter of Mr and Mrs E G Hampton I*    of Clyde was announced this morn- ^    mg as the first duchess to be se- 73    lected for the Texas Cotton Festi- ™    val to be held in connection with 7s    the West Texas Free fair. £9    Notice    of    the selection was re- 84    ceived at fair headquarters this J m    morning    in    a letter from Mayor I p.m. I rn.m 1; 3a p w.    John Robbins of Clyde. C’yde’s wa SSSSX    as    T2    si    duchess    last    year was Kitty Grey Rflativv    humidity    33    74    it    Betitle}. Mexican Fete Starts Tonight For three days starting tonight Abilene s Little Mexico will celebrate the "Diez y Seis Septiembre, ’ annual festival. A dance tonight at Forth Second and Bois’d Arc will usher in the fiesta Climax will come Friday night when the queen of Little Mexico will be crowned. Last year s queen was Senorita Jaramigo Ramon. Tomorrow afternoon the Mexican baseball team will play Stamford, and Thursday engage Big Spring Lioyd Wallace who has struck out 48 men in the last three games will be on the mound for the locals. The games will be played at North First and Bois ’d Arc Dances will be hela every night. by the Mexicans, The dancing Pavillion will be surrounded by tortila-las, tamales, enchilada and hamburger stands. A game resembling the American “Bingo" will be played. Freshmen Learn Life's Bare Facts EASTLAND, Sept. 14.— (Spl.) —Twenty Eastland high school upperclassmen today were lectured by Justice of Peace E. E. Wood for extreme hazing of six freshmen yesterday. Clothing of the freshmen was stripped and the boys left on a public highway several miles from Eastland. A resident of the vicinity came to their rescue and retrieved their clothing which had been left a considerable distance from the nude youths. No action will be taken unless parents of the exposed boys demanded, so said Wood. Pupils Crushed CLARKDALE. Arts., Sept. 14. (AP)—The roof of the Clarkdale high school study auditorium collapsed on’ 50 pupils shortly before noon today, Injuring at least 15. J ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: September 14, 1938