Abilene Reporter News, September 22, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

September 22, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SMIl YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 114. ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1938.-FOURTEEN PAGET PRICE FIVE CENTS NORTHEAST HURRICANE LEAVES100 DEAD HITLER DEMANDS PLEBISCITE FOR THIRSTY note: This Is the second, and maybe the we hope, don'i a series ol foolishness by members of the Rcportcr-Ncus staff. The first appeared In the evening edition of yesterday, so subscribers to the morning paper only can be thankful they don't have to read It.) By NUIifEK WISCUKAEMFER (Second editor's note: Honest, that's )ils name.) BERLIN, Sept. 21 Rumblings ol dissatisfied minorities In sections of Texas, province in southwestern United Stales, stirred more concern to- night among high Nazis, whom it was learned on authoritative source today are enviously eye- Ing the rich principality as ihe next opportunity for expansion of Greater Germany since Czechoslovakia has capitulated lo partition. An American newspaperman enjoying confidence of reliable Nazi spokesmen, Charlie Bill! of the Abilene, Tex., Reportcr- News, learned today that Adolf Hitter's attention was focused on the rich United States princi- pality several weeks ago because of Its petroleum possibilities. Reports reaching here tonlgat that martial law had been in- voked In one Texas village In oppression of minorities added complexity to the situation. It was understood that provincial officers In Abilene. Tex., had taken up armed watch to pre- vent sale of beer to thirsty vil- lagers. The harassed minority WITH SHOUTS OF 'HEIL HITLER'- was said to have taken a defiant attitude as the last means of obtaining the drink was shut olf. but its leaders Bere help- less in the face ol circumstances. Ranks of citizens were report- ed to be milling in the streets of Abilene and converging in barber shops talking retaliation. Some motored through Ihe streets of Ihe guarded section, but no armed conflict occurred although tempers were- on edge. How many days the populace had been without beer could not be learned here tonight. It was reported that the residents' deprivation had become so acute that tongues were parch- ed, and that working efficiency of many was so seriously ham- pered that the problem repre- sented one not only of rights but of ultimate unemployment. A leader ol the pro-beer faction whose name was not ascertained had dispatched an appeal to Adolf Hitler, self-styled pro- tector of all minorities of the universe, asking that he In- tervene lo guarantee autonomy to the residents as well as six per cent beer. This correspondent, who has borne Intimate acquaintance with the relchfuehrer since hk Munich beer cellar putsch which started him on his rise to power a decade and a half ago, communicated news of the lat- est riiirioiity problem to Hitler See NAZIS, Pf. 8, Col. 2 Czech Areas Prague Yields To Old Allies Chamberlain Flies Today To Godesberg Talk By The Associated Press Fated by no apparent alter- native but destruction, Czech- oslovakia yesterday (Wednes- day) surrendered. The little world war-born republic capitulated to the de- mands of Great Britain and France, her old friends, that she cede to Germany her rich industrial Stidelcnland as a peace offering to Reichsfuebrer Adolf Hitler. CZECHS DESERTED After three virtually sleepless days of discussion. Czechoslovakia's government announced poignantly lhat, to forestall attack by Ger- many, she had agreed.to abandon ths Sudeten German regions and with Hum her natural mountain fortification boundary along the German frontier. "Nothing has remained because we were alone." the government poignantly announced. Both Britain and France, has said they would nol aid Czecho- slovakia If she rejected their plan, and pointed out her fate in thai case rtould be dejtruc- lion. With Prague's agreement pocket. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain prepared to fly back DEATH IN HEAD-ON COLLISION OF PASSENGER TRAINS Eleven persons met death and 100 persons were Injured, many critically when two sister trains ol the Southern Pacific railroad crashed head-on near Nilind, Calif. Hailroad officials blamed the sudden, unexplain- able decision of a brakeman lo throw a sidln? switch for the wreck. This alrvtew shows six of the derailed cars and the demolished locomotives. {As- sociated Press BEFORE TERMINAL CROWD- LONDON, Sept. quarters said Prime Minister Chamber- Iain will ask Adolf Hitler lo demobilize tlie Ijrje number of reserves assembled for man- euvers In relurn for of the Sudelenland when he lalks wilh Ihe fuehrer at Goil- esbcrp loday. to Germany today (Thursday) to be received a second time by Chan- cellor Hitler. The two have arranger! to meet at Godcsberg. on the Rhine. The British prime minister will be able to tell Hitler that, since their first meeting last Thursday, he had brought France and finally Czecho- slovakia into line on the" so-called -London plan" lo give the Sudeten- land. to Germany. Since lull details ol Hitler's de- mands a welc ago and of the "Lon- don plan" ItSDlf have never been officially disclosed. lhcre presum- ably was tl e question ot the fueh- rer's agreeing not to Invade Czecho- slovakia non that he Is to be given the Germanic territory. There was (he inir.Mion of how far IheFrench- Britifh plan went lo appease Ihe original demands of ihe fuehrer ror.rcv ATTACKED A warning that he wouW want more was !0imdrd lo'.idly in Lon- don while Chamberlain still was in the midst or his nesotiatlons. His former foreign Anthony Eden, and the veteran cabinet member and conservative party leader Vinston Churchill joined In denouncing the Chamberlain policj-. Churchill said -acceptance of ITcrr Hitler's Icrmj Involves proslrallon of Kurope before See EUROPE. PS. 3, Col. S Rising Star's FairOpens Goat And Calf Roping Features Today's Program RISING STAR, Sept. Jl._This city's annual free fall fair opened with a bang here tonight and will continue through Saturday night. All exhibit halls were thrown open to the public tonight and all mid- way attractions were running full biast. Thursday's program will be lea- auproacnme tan tured by a goat and calf roping The Eastland soion apparently en- contest during the afternoon. Judg- Joyed the trip no little, especially BOOSTERS GIVE WESI TEXAS FREE FAIR BIDS TO 20 CITIES Congressman Garreft Joins Trippers, Gives Talks At Eastland And Ranger Thousands of West Texas citizens, r In 20 West which promises to be the greatest to communities 0? Abllenf escursions Congressman Clyde L Garrett ol Eastland ,-ho joinedMhe Abilene trippers at Eastland for the ent at the rapidly approaching fair. ing all exhibits and livestock en- tries is to be competed during the day. Two mammoih parades will high- light Friday and Saturday pro- grams. Students from May. Pio- neer, William'. Sipe Springs and Rising Star will participate In the first parade. Parade lo be staged on Ihe final day of the fair will feature deco- rated floats, cars, livestock, chil- dren's pets and comedy numbers. Odessan Faces Murder Charge ODESSA. Sept. 21. County Attorney Jess iSpl Orth raid Highlight Friday night will be a district 35-B lootball game between Rising Str- and Ballingcr. Albany Woman And Son Hurt In Wreck SWECTWATEH, Sept. route to California from Al- bany to make their home. Mrs. Nell Williams and her ion. W. H. Wil- liams Jr. ol Albany were seriously injured in an automobile accident about 11 miles east of here tonight. Williams sulfercd a fracture of the right thigh in addition to severe about the face and body. Mrs. performances of a bctween-stops quartette. E. G. Wood, secretary of the Boosters, was trip chairman and as such bore the burden of baliy- hooing the fair to the throngs lhat greeted thc Abilcnlans at all stops He was assisted by Bob Cannon, fair publicity director, and a cou- sib- ___ ___ .......gunshot wounds! vo at y ting the fair. Others I sustained last night in a down town ie party did plenti ol leg work j Allison was years of age puttinr, out placards and dis- i His bod-v had six bullet holes, three! of which could have proved fatal. Each lung was pierceu Lee Smith, the Donald Duck tator. Deputy Sheriff Ruck ley also after Ihe death of Charlie L. Crash Plane Explodes, Falls In Flames Sergeant Pilot Also Burned To Death In Mishap BORBANK. Calif., Sept. The army's No. 1 filer, Major Gen- eral Oscar Westover, chief of the air corps, went to a flaming death today In the crash or his airplane. The general was piloting his own plane. Hb crew chief. Sergeant Sam Hynes, who had been flying with the general lor three years, died with the air chief. The crash occurred near the Lockheed aircraft corporation, not I far from union air terminal. Watchers on the air terminal had Ihelr eyes on the srmy ship, which was on the way from March field, Riverside. They were prepar- ing to receive the general. Then they saw the plane Hying low, In a glide for n landing Suddenly it appeared to make a move lo climb. It was within 150 feet of a tributing circulars throughout busi- ness districts of thc cities visited The entire trip was reeled off according to schedule, only one mishap occurring. The Abilene po-'.Tiastcr visllcd all of Jim Farley's places of business alone 'he route and at Cross Plains he remained too long- admiring thai city's P. O. Vn- rumors were that he was trying In swap posloificc.v At any rate hc missed the bus. necessitating a return Irip lo Cross Plains. and there was a hit in the upper abdomen. When Franklin was arrested, hei said that he was on hU wav to the I sheriffs office to surrender. He' had been held In thc '-ounty jaii since (he arr-st. Franklin was a ng builder here and also operated a small cafe at thc edge or The body Is b-jnj? h Id pending ar-' rival ot a brother from Mariin. The enjlne backfired. There was an explosion, and Ihe craft crashed In names selling .firs to two buildings. Flames enshrouded the bodies of one of the world's fortnost authorities on flylnj, both hradtr and lijhltr thin air. and his sergeant pilot One of the flaming bodies was calapulU-d from Ihe wreck- are br the impacl. The general, who rose from th ranks in a brilliant career to th army's No. 1 tiler in yea" c service, had a short time be'fore Frontier Posts Are Ripped Up Corps Disarms Czech Guards And Officials EGEE, Sept. Germans last night took over power in sec- tions of Czechoslovak territory close to the frontier. They dis- armed gendarmes and customs officials and ripped up border posts. SUDETEN'S HOLD ASCH Asch. the home of Konrad Hen- lein, (he Sudeten German fuehrer. was completely In the hands of hk followers. The Sudeten's vigilance corps stormed gendarmes headquarters shortly before mid- night, disarming the All police and gendarmes on night service were being held under guard at their respective headquarters. The vigilance corps likewise oc- cupied the Czech customs houses disarming the guards who were taken Into German territory. Fearing the Czechoslovak army might come- down on them from the interior, the HenlelnUts block- ed the roads leading from Eger to ASCII. Four large trees were felled across the main highway. BARRICADE GUARDED Armed Sudeten labor corps boys and guarded the barrl- defended cades. News of the Czechoslovak goy- emmenfj agreement yesterday to hand the Sudeten regions to Ger- many started a systematic execu- tion of well-laid plans to police and rule the territory Immediately. In Eger, former Sudeten German party regional headquarters Czecho- slovak police still were nominally In charge early today. But vigilance and war veterans associations patrolled the streets slong with the police Posters urging the people 10 re- main calm were stuck up all over Throughout Ihe Sudetenland the German speaking people went Into trie streets In orderly fashion all wearing the swastika armbands and crying "Hell Hitler." Troops Stand Guard At Frontier By The Asscialed Press PRAGUE. Sept. 22.-1 Thursday) troops stood at the frontier today guarding the Sude- ten border lands which thc govern- ment yesterday, c uttilating to French r British pressure, agreed to surrender to Germany through ncguiatlon, Czechoslovakia regarded her sac- rll.ce as Ihe price Adolf Hitler had demanded lor peace. The Weather -Init.KM: and I, Williams was cut deeply forehead and about the legs. I Sergeant E. L. Posey, of the Abl- lene district o[ Ihe state highway patrol, said the car in which the The Lawn, was to Silver Anna. Annual Loiui.ie Fair Opens Today naid tribute !o army bombers at But the government in an appeal lor calm, asked "farmers, workers. March field tor a distinguished year's record of safely In Hying. industrials, do' your0 employers and 'n Property Loss Totals Millions; Cities Paralyzed Hurricane Sideswipes New Jersey, Roorj Through New York And Long Island To Spend Fury In New England By The Associated Press More than 100 persons were dead and at least 90 more wero missing in a devastating hurricane that sraashed across northeastern states last night Millions of dollars in damage to property. The known death toll by states included: MassachusetU- Kew York-18; New rich mar area from Moriches to East- hanipton, over which sea water poured. At least six bodies were found but Wolfe said he could not estimate the total dead, though it might be great. COMMUNICATIONS CUT Sweeping up from Ihe south me lashing wind and rain sldeswiped York and Island and then for many hours gathered ana spent its fury on New England. Some of the most populous cen- ters ot the country were New Haven, Hartford, Boston Pro- thrown Into chaos cut off from the outside world Power, light and communica- tions were wiped out, thousands driven from their homes and dam- age in untold millions was wreaked In Connecticut, at least 13 per- sons were killed and many more were mising-drowned and struck by railing trees and buildings In New York, high seas batter- ing at Long Island's fashionable south shore colony swept un- counted houses and took.aii more persons to their deaths.- In New Hampshire, four women were killed as a bridge crumbled Into the roaring PIstaquog river PROVIDENCE FLOODED In Providence, R. I., gale winds tore roofs from downtown buildings and rains marooned thousands Water stood four feet deep In the Providence Journal bulldlny. The entire city or New London Conn., was threatened by flames as several hours. Swirling Hood waterj hampered firemen. At Atlantic City, K. J., moun- tainous seas wiped out the bridge to the communty of Brleantine marooning 600 families Hartford, Conn., hit by two flood disasters In 11 years, worked fran- tically to stave off the menacing waters of the Connecticut river which was expected 10 hit 12 feet above flood slage today. A dozen New England cities were crippled as lights and telephones went out. fire and police alarm sys- tems broke down, fallen trees blocked rescue workers and panic seized citizens. In Boston harbor four big ships, one of them "Old were torn from their moorings. Smaller craft by the hundreds all along the coast were blown away. TRAIN INTO RIVER A landslide swept a 22-car freight train Into the river at Deerfletd Mass. The crew escaped. High winds demolished a 700-foot freight shed at New Haven. The storm reached west to Brattletoro, vt., tearing down trees and wires. Nantucket Island. 30 miles of[ the coast, in darkness-its See HURRICANE. ff. Cot. 4 La Follette Best Vote Getter In Wisconsin MXWAUKEE. Sept. 2I.-W- Late returns from the Wisconsin primaries showed Gov. Philip F LaFoiietle remained the best vote getter amon? aspirants U> his office the republicans topped In L. I. Colonies Bodies Of Six Washed Ashore At Playground WESTHAMFTON, tf. r., Sept. 11. tfP) William M. Wolfe of the coast guard tonight reported a "severe loss of life" la the wind- and rain-storm that struck fashionable beach colonies itong the Long Island shore. Ha said that he could not estimate number dead, but that It might ba tremendous. Bodies of at least four women and two rr.en were washed ashore tonight from fashionable West- htrapton beach, playground of weajLHty, where approximately residents mgDuuea mil nearly homes were rejiorted; washed away or badly Repotting to coast guard head- quarters In New York City that entire area from Moriches to East- hampton was flooded, Commander Wolfe said lhat loss of life heavy anu that property was very great. Fires Threatening City Are Checked NEW LONDON. Conn.. Sept. 31. or more fires which had raged out of control for several hours were reported checked to- night by firemen and national guardsmen mobilized in the emer- gency. The flames broke out In several large buildings after a dis- astrous gale swept the city While officials of the city ap- pealed for aid from the Red Cross In Washington, aw guardsmen pa- trolled thc fire ravaged areas. Because of debris-choked streets fire companies had difficulty in reaching the fires, but once on hand apparently succeeded In stemming the spread. Disrupted communications lines further complicated the problem of properly manning the areas. Hos- pitals were cut off from all tele- phone service and it was impos- sible to determine how many per- sons, if any, had been injured In the fires. of bein? the cta'e's first four-term governor, pollen 125.486 votes In of 2.994 precincts to win the morning journey Goldsboro, Novice, Valley, Coir-man. Santa Bangs. B.-OK-iiK-ood. May. Star. Pioneer and Cross FJains wiicn me Because o' rrari be i two riding left the pavement tween Brownnrwd and Cross Plains at hc crrM c( a curve, rolled in and i the caravan had