Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas WISTratf MEWSMKR VOL LVIII, NO. 106 UM frill 'T, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'IXJH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1938-FOURTEEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS FRENCH MANEUVERS SHOW WARLIKE SCENES AS MEN AND ARMS ARE MOBILIZED Communications centers must be protected CZECHS SPURN ULTIMATUM OF SUDETENS BALK GIRL IN ATTEMPTED LEAP FROM TOWER "Oh. God. I don't want to live. I want to die." Fifty feet In the air on a high line tower just east of the city limits list night, (wo Abilene bojj fonjht with a 11 year old brunette hitchhiker to keep her from fulHUlnr her wishes. The two boys, John Harrell and Monroe Brack, along with two girls, were driving along the continuation of North Sec- ond street just past the main power plant o! the West Texas Uttlllies about 10 o'cloci. They heard a scream. Then another. "I don't want to live. I want to die." HIeh up on the cross piece of one of the 75-foot towers the couples jaw a dim figure. They pleaded with Ser not lo jump. She screamed back ajain that she wanted to die. llarrfll and Brack told the girls (o run for help and they would try to bold her up there. Before the girl on the tower could decide to iump the two boys had climbed the frame- work, one on either jlde, and pinned her to a cross piece. She fought and screamed. "Please let me go. I'll ap- preciate it a, lot. I don't want to live. Let me gol Let me The girls returned with Frank Nelson of the WTU plant. They stood helplessly bj they Witched Ihe itrnfgllnt figures above. The police had been no- tified from the plant. When the police car arrived and flashed a light on the trio, the girl renewed her struggles. Once her head and shoulders slipped free and she swung out In space with one boy just holding her feet. The other i RITCHHIKEK, Pg. 14, Col BEFORE PENSIONS FAVORED- O'Daniel Shouted Demos Oppose Poll lax Plank Garner Endorsee For Presidency By Convention BEAUMONT, Sept. 13 (AP) The sUte democratic convention shouted down W. O'Daniel when he tried to speak tonight, voted nearly two to one for trie old age pen- sion declaration his friends ad- vocated and then rejected his plank calling for abolition of the poll tax. UPROAR ON PENSIONS The convent ion also thunderously endorsed Vice President John N. Garner as the party's president! nominee in 1940. The pension plank had plunged the convention Into an uproar and a roll call was demanded to de- termine how the majority stood. A proposed substitute failed, 559 to The declaration called for pay- ment of the maximum old age pen- sion and assistance "within the limits of the constitution of this state and Ihe laws of the Unlt-d Slates.'1 Opponents called It "inane and meaningless" while proponents said ft demanded Ihe largwt possible pensions. The throng of delegates massed on Ihe floor of the municipal audi- torium refused to listen to O'Daniel while a prolonged roll call was be- ing taken on a proposed amend- ment lo the old age assistance plank recommended by a commit- tee. He had not been at the conven- tion during the right session. O'Daniel was presented by Bee- man Strong df Beaumont, who was acting as chairman. U. S. Senator Tom Connally was Ihe permanent chairman. Senator Joe Hill of HendorMn called for continuing the roll call and the crowd howled in support of him. O'Daniel withdrew behind A stage door curtain, emerging a few moments later. A mighty ro.ir of went up from the crowd and O'Daniel left the mtcrop'.ionc without a word. Germany Elected State Chairman BAUMONT, Sept. B Germany, of Highland Park today WAS chosen chairman of Ihe state democratic cseoutivn committee to Mrron of chairman trc. four years. Ger- many U an oil DEMO EXECUTIVE Ernest Walter Wilson. Abl- lene attorney, was elected ex- 'ecutive commttteeman for the 24th senatorial district in a party caucus at the state demo- cratic convention at Beaumont yesterday, was Taylor county campaign manager for O'Daniel In the primary elec- tions. Showers Fall In Abilene Section Light showers gave West Texas promise of cooler fall weather last nleht. To the norlh and west of Abi- lene, light showers were reported. Snyder received a half-Inch show- er, the heaviest in the area. At Abilene the sidewalks were barely dampened by sprinkles near midnight, and similar precipitation was reported at Sweetwater. Colo- Jnwp In tnat rado. Itoscoe. Rotan. Roby. stam- in the poultry show, entries came ford and Anson were t 5'wafer's Fair Draws Throng Mile-Long Parade Opens Exposition; Judging Today ._____By HARRY HOLT SWEETWATER, Sept. ands of West Texans today braved an unseasonal heat wave for offi- cial opening of the Midwest Exposi- tion which paraded off the Inactive list for the first time since 1929 Visitors from Nolan and adjoin- ing counties surged about the down- town streets for the mile-long par- ade at 1 o'clock this afternoon be- fore going to the exposition grounds to see exhibits. set underway Wednesday morning when judging of livestock and displays starts. Most exhibitors consumed today in making final preparations on booths thrt are to stand until Sat- urday nisht. Principal entertainment tonight was provided by the second rodeo performance and a band concert. Then there was the carnival on the midway. The parade was led by officials and directors of the fair, followed by the Sweetwater high school band and the numerous floats Austin Jordan of Blackweil Is president of the fair; Philip Yonge. vice-presi- dent; j. N. Dulaney, treasurer; ind Geo. Barber, manager. While the livestock show drew a limited number of animals they were of outstanding quality Clar- ence Matthews of Sweetwater and Frank Antilley of Abilene were principal contributors in the dairy division. were placed in the show by Frank Mabcrry of McCaul- ley. Fred Wimberly of Sweetwater, and the White Hat ranch of Blsck- well. Smart Shultz entered practically all of thr sheep In that division. -_-_, In the poultry show, entries cami lord and Anson were other points [from various sections of. Ihe area raln nf same 'or the me weather bureau predicted partly cloudy wealher for Wed- nesday. Stamford School Bond Issue Voted STAMFORD. Sept. Propcrty taxpayers of the Stamford Independent school district today approved a bond issue of to meet the district's part of a proposed S90.000 baiMins program. The poll 174 (or the Issue and 67 The project as outlined by the Bronc nam board or education Van PWA srant to share expense of a butWitiR and Rd- street ele- fo men'.ary building. Exhibts prepared by commu- nities, club women and girls and vocational agriculture departments were highlights or the imposition Those displays came from Nolan Taylor. Mitchell, Coke, Scurry and Jones counties. School children ircre guests at the exposition today and delegations tame firm Highland. Blackwell Divide. Roby ant Sylvester. Winners ot tht Monday rodeo as announced by OUie Cox manager, follow: Call roping: S. o. Russell. Mfr- kel. 16.2; Weldon Young, Albanv, 18.4; John Boyd. Trent, 20. Bronc riding: Carl Taylor, Pecos: ston' Johnny Downs Abilene. Steer riding: Mult Ray. Kllleerv Orval Thomas, snd Joe Hood, Kil- SPEECH FOR WHICH WORLD WAITED Adolf Hitler is shown here In his long awaited address to the Nad party congress at Nufn- berg, Gmnany, on foreign policy. He was vague about German in- tentions toward Czechoslovakia and left open the possibility of peaceful solution, of the Sudeten German problem. This picture was wired from Nurnberg to Lon- don and radioed thence to the Associated Press at New York. TRIBUTE PAID MANUFACTURERS AS CLIMAX TO OUTDOOR FEAST 500 Attend Dinner Paving Way For Abilene Products Days In Crusade Salote to Abilene manufactur- ers: "Hats off to yon for what you do for and mean lo IhU com- munity! Thus spoke W. R. Smith new Abilenlan, In tribute to local manu- facturing concerns In a brief ad- dress climaxing an outdoor dinner for more than 500 persons. There was an nnmual fea- ture about that foods served Abilene products, provided by local toneemj. There was baby beef barbecued (the calves were raised in Taylor county.) Then to accompany this there were potato chips, bread, pickles, sliced ham, cheese. Mexican- style beans, coffee. Ice cream, car- bonated beverages. The dinner, to which local mer- chants were Invited as special guests, was by way of preparing tor two special days in the Abilene Salesmen's Crusade. Friday and Saturday are Abilene products days. "If every person bays an can n[ beans, the plant Hill run overtime.'' said J. E. McKlniie, crusade manager, who mas- ter of ceremonies. "If every per- son buys a can of colfee, an estra loaf of coffee plants and the bakeries will be to capacity thU week." Thirty nine Abilene minutactur- See CRUSADE, Pg. It, Col. S SCHOOL ENROLLMENT UP Local Colleges Indicate 25 Per Cent Gain In Freshman Classes The so-called recession and the bad cotton crop are not keeping West Texas high school graduates from entering college this fall. All three Abilene colleges last night gave oplimlsllc reports on freshmen enrollments, indicating a 2i per cent increase In beginning classes. At Abilene high school. students had registered through tseiiy. compared to at the same time !aM year. In the city grammar enrollment show- ed a first day increase of 11 j over last year, class work bejan yester- day In grade schools, snd U slated today at Wsh school. HIGH SCHOOL OPENING At Abilene hish the student bods- will open the year's first chapel, at 10 o'clock, with the singing of Dr. W. M. Murrell will give the devotional, and Mayor W. W. Hair will extend greetings. Elton Plowman, class of '35. will sing, iic- icompanled by Alleen Kardin. Super- intendent L, E. Dudley will present i teachers and make general remarks. 'before the student body sings "Dear: Old Abilene High'' at the close. The three colleges have given pre- limlnary tests to freshmen. all .are reporting increased enrollments. three colleges report freshman classes or 200 or more. McMurrygave placement tests to nearly 200. wiih several other freshmen indicating .that they would appear ta'.Cr to! brins the erirollment pa.it that fj-1 gure. Karelin-Simmons and Abilene! jChriMMn college save exams to I and M3 studenis. respectively, with j ieach school reporting that other freshmen would register later. j .vcc OFEM.VG TODAY i Abilene Christian will be the' first college to hold iu opening! convocation, that event being sli-! ltd at 10 o'clooic this morning in! Stwell auditorium. President Jam-si F, Cox will preside, and D. A. Ban- See SCHOOLS, Pf. H, Col. i i Henlein Breaks Relations With Czechoslovaks Action Answer To Refusal Of Party Demands LONDON, Sept. nesday) (Ap) _ jar, Mas- aryk, Czechoslovak minister to London, announced early today that Premier Milan Hodza of had received i mewige'lrrcm Konrad ttsnleiii, leader of the Sudeten German party, braking off negotiation! with the Prague government, tETTEB FROM SECBETAKr A letter from Henlen'j secretary sent at 15 minutes after midnight thanked government participants for their part In past negotiations in the minority dispute, but added that under the circumstances fur- ther negotiations were Impossible Masaryk said. ti.Th's was teken "n to the government's refusal to meet the six-hour ultimatum Issued by the Sudeten German party demand- Ing the government end martial law in the Sudeten regions. Expiration of this ultimatum was for a. m. p. m. Tues- day c. a. T.) Hitler Keeps Eye On Czech Crisis BERLIN, Sept. 4.-( Wednes- Hitler kept his own counsel Jn his Bavarian moun- talntop home early today while re- norts of more Sudeten Germans "led In Czechoslovakia poured In His government In Berlin watch- ed developments closely and anx- iously. Officials were cautious in their comment while the official German news agency. DNB. Issued a denial from -informed Quarters" of re- ports circulated abroad of a "par- tial German mobilization." No mention was made' In toe German press of a Sudeten Ger- min "ultimatum" to the Czecho- slovak government. Instead, the official news ajency spoke of "four demands" presented by the Sudeten.5 lo President Ed- uard Benes. A propaganda ministry spokes- man said the Sudeten move was not 'considered an ultimatum" in Ger- many. He added that the demands were a matter concerning the Su- deten Germans alone. Italy Proposes Sudeten State ROME. Sept. "allan government tonight sponsored a statement advocating separation of Ihe Sudeten German territory from Czechoslovakia ai the only means of avoiding a European war. A bulletin of the semi-official Informazione Diplomatica. distnb-1 uted by the government Itsclr. f the only alternative was "disorder and war." The same tone wa.1 reflected in the Italian press, which gave its i enc'oi'sement to chancellor Hitler's Numbers address. Informajione Dipiomatici termed Ihe speech a "powerful contribution to clarifi- cation ol the Sudeten problem.' The world, the bulletin said, dees not want a war (icsisned only to maintain -the of Prague over" the Sudetens. Britain Set For Worst In O'sis LONDON, Sept. civil military lead-' ership of an Britain pre- i pared for the wor.v m virtually POWERS, H, i More Troops Dispatched To Troubled Area Premier Hodza Ignores Four-Point Minority Demands; At Least 12 Are Kilted In Riots Following Hitler Talk PRAGUE, Cwi. vak government today ignored from the Sudeten permitting the zero hour to pass without action on demands for revocation of martial law in the riotoni border regions. The Sudeten German chief, usance by radio within honrg that troow and neoal would withdrawn from thejjndetra dirtricti. 7ht> time limit WM considered to have expired by m p m., (C.S.T., altbocgh no one was certain inrt when the ultimatum was delivered. The government's answer was to more troops into troubled area and to initiate other measures to restore order in the towns which have been in various stages of rebellion the explosion of Sndeten emotion set off by Adolf Hitler's Hnrn- atrg address Monday. uncertainty as to jnst when the ultimatum expired because it was telephoned to the government from Eger minnUs after 6 p. m. Tuesday by the Sndeten Deputy XnM Premier Milan Hodsa, to whom the call was directed, laid the government could take no notice of the Sndeten four-point demands and observed such matters should not be arranged br aUowance border regions. The cabinet adjourned after 1 a. m. (6 p. m. Tuesday C S T but made no announcement concerning the Sudeten ultimatum, which said unless martial law were withdrawn the Sudeten party wonid decline all responsibility for all future development. No action was taken concerning the Henlein demands soon as possible bat that such action certainly would not taken nntil there were effective presumably from the that order would be preserved alter government soldiers and police had left the Sudeten country. SEEK TALKS IN PRAGUE It also was said that the gov- ernment wished to resume the ne- gotiations with the Sudeten party v :-J the talks Last night the in but insisted that place in Prague. Sudeten chiefs were mesflns Ejer. the trouble c-nter. At least 1Z ytrxta had been killed In rs which spread like wildfire through the Sndilen lerrilorj of western Chechoslovakia ler Adolf Hill-r'j renewed pledge to -protect" Ihe MOO 000 Sudetenj. A government source said the dead included seven Czechs and' live Sudetenj. The Prague government ha Britain, France For Plebiscite PARIS, Sept. of both French British sovernmenU have put pressure on President Bduard Benes of Czechoslovakia to accept Sudeten German demands (or a plebiscite, it was' stated early to- day In diplomatic crtcles constantly in touch with the Pragu; govern- ment. According to these sources, Prance and Britain already have discussed an international police force for the Sudeten German regions of Czechoslovakia. In these diplomatic quarters the ftrm teMef has been expressed that the Prague jcvernment will forced by ?rench and British prts- amght to curb disorder bv Irapostog mart'al Uw i 'lnKUndon Massary's. on eisht SudeteVGerman d? tr cU i ?tni5ter and ordering summary civil trial a 'rla, plebiscite TOUM unacceptable to See CRISIS, 11. Col S Prague.) The Weather "i Japan To Back i Germany, Italy rarllj rlmtdj tnnprr' f TOKYO. Sept. man- m statement oti .n- ths crisis, loday blamed com- mimist activities and declared Oapan's to Join Germany and I'aly Ln "lishtir.g against red VV opcri'.ions." The said, however, it was premature to answer1' a jquMtfon whether Japan would tight ft i with Gcriwany if she were involved i in conflic: Britain and Prance 1. over the Czech situation. He tha; -ij the situation Japan Is ready to fight "agaUiss Ihe coailn'.fm.