Abilene Reporter News, September 15, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

September 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas New In Georgia's Primary MfWSMKR vni Kin im VOL. LV1II. NO. 107. 8Wene Reporter-Bew OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES WE SKE'HJU YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1938. -FOURTEEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS George Moves Slowly Ahead Of lalmadge Former Governor Gets Early Lead On Rural Ballots ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (Thursday) Walter F. George, marked by President Roosevelt for politi cal liquidation as a "conserva. moved slowly ahead of his two opponents for renomin- ation on the basis of incom- plete returns from Georgia's 159 counties early today. NEAKS MAJORITY The man the president endorsed to unseat George, New Dealer Law- rence 3. Camp, ran third In the race behind former Governor Eu- gene Talmadge and conceded his defeat. At midnight (CST) tabulation gave George 204 county unit votes to 188 for Talmadge and 18 for Camp. In the Georgia democratic primary, a majority of the state's 410 counly unit 206 Is required to nominate and the. dem- ocratic nomination is equivalent to election. In the gubernatorial race, Gov- ernor E. D. Rivers, bidding for endorsement term on a platform of completion of his "little New Deal" program for Georgia, led In both popular and unit votes. President Roosevelt criticized Tal- madge as well as George in asking Georgia democrats to send Camp to the senate. He called George 'too conservative" said Tal- madge would "contribute little to practical government." The former governor, a critic of the administration, ran on a plat- form of providing homesteads for the needy. The Georgia election was cll- rnax of week which saw Senator Millard E. Tydings, Maryland demo- crat, renominated over President Roosevelt's objections, 8nd primary elections of lesser Impor- tance In numerous states. Simultaneously with the Georgia voting yesterday, tvio stales held party conventions. Connecticut democrats renominated Senator Au- gustine Ixmergan and Governor Wilbur L. Cross. Delaware repub- licans convened, principally to se- lect a nominee for the house. Other elections of the week, most- ly held Tuesday, included the fol- lowing result: Former Governor Frank D. Fitz- gerald was given the republican gubernatorial nomination in Mich- igan, to oppose Governor Frank Murphy, democrat In the Novem- ber elections. O'Daniel Tells He Planned To Say FOHT WORTH. Sept. (flV- Happy over results of what he termed a "wonderful" democratic convention at Beaumont. Governor Nominee W. Lee O'Daniel led the Tarrant county delegation home to- day and explained what he had planned to say when disgruntled delegates "booed" him from the platform In the closing hours of the convention. "I went there to see It they want- ed to know what I said during my he declared. "I wanted to tell them the plank was exactly what I had advocated. It sets a maximum Instead o( a minimum. "The only thing we lost is the poll tax. I feel sure that can be passed In the legislature." Nazis Hunt In Vain For Parallel Visit BERLIN, Sept. cal Germans searched In vain to- night for a historical parallel to the dramatic decision ot Britain's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to visit Reichsluerher Htler. Germans agreed Kaiser Wilhelm's Iciesrapbic exchange with Czar N'icnolfls of Russia on the eve of the world war was lhe nearest parallel to Chamberlain's action. ON TSNINAUGURAL Governor-Nominate W. Lee O'Daniel, who with his Hill Billy band, will be one of the famous personalities to be heard during the inaugural pro- gram of the Texas State net- work, starting at 6 this even- Ing. The state's future chief executive will be heard In that portion of the program broad- cast from the Casa Manana stage In Fort Worth from to KRBC To Join Network Today Mutual System's Salute Goes On Air Lanes At 6 At S o'clock this evening KRBO becomes an Integral part of the largest Independent radio network in the country, the Texas State network. End also becomes affiliat- ed with the Mutual broadcasting system. With all preparations made, lhe Reporter-News station will acknow- ledge Its new affiliations In brief greetings from the staff and a statement of policy from Max Bentley, station manager. This pre- inaugural program will start at 5-45 and will lead up to the first na- tion-wide salute from Mutual broadcasting system to KRBC and the Texas State network starting at 6 o'clock. The 107 stations of the Mutual broadcasting system will carry the programs to be heard over KRBC between the hours of 6 o'clock this evening and midnight. The pro- grams offered during these six hours will be a cross-section of the finest entertainment in American radio, In addition to the appear- ance of many famous personalities. Musical and word tributes will come from Hollywood, New York Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati as the Mutual broadcasting system cele- brates Its 4th birthday. Among the famous personalities to be Introduced during the pro- grams, will be Governor James V. Allred, Texas' chief execullve. Gov- ernor-nominee W. Lee O'Daniel and his radio-famed Hill-Bllly band William Gaxton, slick star of a dozen Broadway musical hlu, Gene Autry. western film star. Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, Paramount Pic- tures' newest star team, Fred Keat- ing, magical mastcr-oi-ceremonies Alfred Wallemtcin, distinguished musical conductor. Benny Venuta, dynamic singer, Morton Downy an ensemble ot (ifty planes Josef Chernlavsky, Henry Werber, Everett Marshall, George Fischer or "Holly- wood Whispers" fame, Vera Van Fuzzy Knight. Warren Hull, and a carload of other ether entertainers Elliott Roosevelt, president of the Texas State Network, will also speak. Bandland will b; rhythmically represented by George Olsen, Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey Jack Little, Bob Crosby, Dick Jurgens and Jimmy Dorsey. Car Workers Strike DCTROrT, Sept. _ A sit-down strike made 9.000 emplcy- es of the Brlggs Manufacturing company's Mack avenue plant idle today. The strike was the first ma- jor labor disturbance since automo- bile companies began their 1939 model production. Sudefens And Czechs Battle; 23 Are Killed Town On German Border Recaptured By Czech Troops By The Associated Pros PRAGUE, Sept. 14 Thou sands of Sudeten Germans armed with hand grenades, rifles, pistols and machine- guna today battled Czechoslo- vak gendarmerie at several towns in Sudetenland come of the fatal fighting within gunshot of the German border. ARMS 'FROM ABROAD' An official announcement said the Sudetens' grenades and machine- guns were "probably obtained from abroad." At least twenty-lhree were slain and 15 wounded In northwest Bo- hemia. One of the most serious out- breaks occurred at Schwaderbach, a town directly on the German bor- der, where Sudeten Germans launched an attack upon and oc- cupied a gendarmerie station. The attackers were reported to have moved In from German soil. Just before midnight tonight Schwaderbach was reported to be in the possession of Czechoslovak troops after fighting in which sev- eral were killed. The military was said to be in full control. Private dispatches said, however, that 40 Czech gendarmes had been kidnapped at Schwaderbach and Uken Into Germany. They were re- ported to have been captured by Sudeten Germans as they rushed to the scene of fighting in a truck as reinforcements. A Czechoslovak government radio broadcast described the arms of the rioters and said the Sudetens were thoroughly organized for action bordering on rebellion. REBELLION DENIED The radio announcer said an ef- fort had been made to creale the impression that Czechoslovakia was fn a, state of rebellion, but that this was not true. There was a machine-gun baltle at Eger, at the very tip of Czecho- slovakia's western border Jutting into Germany. Official government reports issued tonight said the bat- tle occurred at the Sudeten Ger- man regional party headquarters, and that after the fighting a quan- tity of arms of foreign manufacture were seized by Czechoslovak police. A dispatch to one Praha news- paper said four persons were killed In this fight at Eger. The other principal cenler ot fighting was at Habersplrk, near Falkenau, where from 10 to 15 See FIGHTING, Pg. H, Col. 8 Better Light Goal In Crusade Today Barrels Of Bulbs To Be On Streets Today Is Light Up day-Better Light. Better the Abilene Salesmen's crusaoe. Barrels of light bulbs will be on the streets In front of stores han- dling home electrical minders to lo purchase i carton of new bulbs and check lhe empty sockets in their houses Salesmen will attend the barrets too :o help customers remember the Better Light, Better Sight observ- ance. Only ten days of lhe Crusade campaign remain, and the special observances are stacking up. At 10 o'clock this morning, builder supplies house representatives will meet at the chamber of commerce to lalk crusade plans, probably a special day. Then at a meeting will be :ield by household appliance dealers. They too are a special day. A new crusade member is Dunn's One Horse Prune shop. LONDONERS WAIT AS CABINET WEIGHS WAR CRISIS No. 10 Downing street, heart of Great Britain's government, draws a crowd of tense Britons as the cabinet meets with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to Convocation On McMurry Slate Registration Continuing At ACC And HSU Opening convocation and first classes will be held today at Mc- Murry college, while Abilene Chris- tian college and Hardin-Simmons university continue registration of students. Yesterday all three institutions reported satisfactory registrations. At McMurry 400 were enrolled, with 50 more expected. The first figure showed an appreciable in- crease over recent years. Abilene Christian reported 353 matriculat- ed, with a full day of registration remaining. The Wednesday total was 46 higher than for the corres- ponding day last year and a total of 600 Is expected-. Hardin-Simmons registered 300 Juniors, seniors and sophomores, roll Thursday. President Thomas W. Brabham will preside for the opening program at McMurry today, and will make the main address. He will present faculty members and outline their work. The program Is slated at 9 night Mclfurry students o'clock. Last gathered In the gymnasium for party to welcome new students. Abilene Christian college's con- vocation was held Wednesday, launching the school's 33d session. D. A. Bandeen, general manager of West Texas chamber of commerce, was principal speaker at the A. c. C Regular class work was begun at Abilene high school yesterday. En- rollment [here pissed mark during the day. the Cotton Exports Held Up By War Threats take action In the critical Ger- man Czechoslovak develop- ments. This picture was ra- dioed to the Associated Press as bloody fighting broke out In Czech border regions near Ger- many. The cabinet later ap- proved Chamberlain's proposal to fly to Hitler for a conference. Mussolini Urges Czech Plebiscite Czechoslovak Nation Does Not Exist, Article In II Duce't Newspaper Asserts l u Runctaan. Briton mediator, today urged a plebte- cltt for "all Czech i The letter was included in an article published A n Duce's newspaper D Italia, and was understood to have been written by Mussolini It declared: "A Czechoslovak nation does not The article said Czechoslovakia was held together only by a centri- fugal force and If constraint ceased the "phenomenon of dislocation of Czechoslovakia would be inevitable and irresistible." U Due urged Bondman to lulst with a tolullon "vbicb will go down In history." "It is no longer time for com- tbe article continued. "Yon, S i r n o r Bnnclman, should simplr propose i r i plebiscite not only for the Siide- teru but for all nationalities which ask it." "Thus you could make it known that England will think seven times before going to war simply to con- serve that monstrous fiction of a state, x x x If London shows it Is standing firm nobody moves. The game here absolutely Is not worth the candle. x( x x If Hitler wanted to annex Czechs Europe would be right in being moved and moving. But Hitler Is not thinking of that." Negro Arrested in Attack On Co-Ed P.USTON, La., Sept. Sheriff aryan Thlgpen said tonight he had arrested a negro listed u Morris Elmore, 20, for questioning In connection with an attack early today on a young Louisiana Tech co-ed and the critical beating of her 29-year-old escort, J. W. Breed love. Ttier sheriff said the girl (old him negro youth leaped Into their upe wnlle