Abilene Reporter News, September 23, 1938

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September 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas Charter Forfeiture Asked, Injunctions Prohibit Power Firms Interference in Elections - - See Page [WEST TEXAS! I    OWN    | NEWSPAPERWan Abilene sporter “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES NVE SKE! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Byron !★★★ EVENING VOL. LYM, NO. 115 Called Presa ICP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES AmidaM Press IAP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Swingtime Rooster— JITTERBUGS NOTE —May Lose His Head FORT WORTH. Sept. 23.—(UP)— Zookeeper Hamilton Hittson, a hatchet in hts hand, debated today whether to disband the zoo ‘ orchestra ’ by the simple expedient of chopping the leaders head off. The leader is Nicodemus, a cocky little bantam rooster who starts his day (between 5 and 6 a. rn.) with a lusty 10-minute period of crowing. » * • Result of Nicodemus’ vocal calisthenics has been a wave of protests from persons who live near Forest Park, where the zoo is located. Suggested remedies for the early-morning concert range from moving the zoo to the execution of Nicodemus. Nicodemus organized his "orchestr§” this summer. He soared to the top or the kangaroo cage, flanked by two bantam hens, and summoned volunteers. So far, Hittson has counted 'IO fowls and animals that responded. • • * Queen Tut and Sugar, the elephants, give off their jungle blasts as See ZOO ORCHESTRA, Pf. 15, Col. 7 ONE TAKES THE PLEDGE— L-Men Widen Beer Sit-Down’s Scope As L-Men widened their 'sit-down' tactics here today one Abilenian who has been known to handle beer was exempt, at least temporarily, from surveillance of liquor control board men and city and county officers. He is A. B. (Red) Moneyhun, who this morning agreed with John Coates, district liquor board supervisor, that he would refrain now and in the future from all sale of beer. Moneyhun said: I want the pub lic to know that I am not handling beer, I am not going to sell beer, and I don't want anyone to come out to my place inquiring about beer.” ‘‘I made an agreement with Red,’ Coates said, “that if he would come in and make a public statement. I cooperate with the law enforcement officers and really quit selling beer, we wouldn’t sit down on him. "But,” he continued, "if we catch him breaking his agreement we'll Meanwhile, an expansion of the sit-down program had been ordered thLs afternoon and officers were preparing to keep steady watch on at least three scattered places in the Abilene residential district. Tempo- watching about five hours per dayj and constant patrol by L-men ant city police. As a result of the sit-down lr Mexican town, two Mexicans havt see Just how hard we can sit.” | rary plans called for constant j See SIT-DOWN, Pg. 15, Col. 6 PEACE NEGOTIATIONS HIT SNAG Don't Let It Worry You, But— THAT FUNNY EQUINOX-EVEN IF YOU DIDNT SEE IT-SPELLS LONGER NIGHTS AND SHORTER DAYS FROM NOW ON By BROOKS PEDEN If at ll a. rn. today you happened to be standing in the middle of the street looking up at the sun, you were very probably unable to gee the autumnal eqinox. The equinox was passing at that time, but to the ordinary person the sun looks like the sun, equinox or no equinox. In fact, it Is extremely doubtful if the average citizen wold recognize an equinox if he met one in the middle of the road. Still more unlikely Is the probability that^ an equinox would recognize a man in the middle of the street. According to the well known authority Webster, an equinox is "the time when the sun’s center crosses the equator and day and night are everywhere of equal length, usually about the 17th of March and 23d of September.” The normal person who wishes to remain normal will do well to disregard the more technical portion of the definition. It would probably be unwise to ponder too long on the phenomenon of the sun’s center crossing the earth's equator. It is a well known fact that both the sun and the equator run east and west. The only hitch being that the earth revolves from west to east and the sun veers north and Der 23 until June 21, (the summer south. It us this veering which solstice, but we still won t discuss mu** U>e «lutoox    , h d ,    ,    h    and    ,he More to the point, from todav un- !    ‘ til Dec. 23. .the winter .solstice, but I nlfhta become shorter. Not until we won't discuss that! the days will i next equinox will the days and be shorter than the nights. From nights again be the same length. FLOOD THREAT ABATING- TIME TOPPLES IN WIND Hurricane Toll Approaches 500 Rivers Recede, Search Pushed For 40 Missing Troops Prevent Looting, Bodies Hunted in Debris Th*    Press The known dead by states In northeastern hurricane area follows: RHODE ISLAND    230 ^MASSACHUSETTS    112 CONNECTICUT    57 NEW YORK    4ft NEW HAMPSHIRE    13 VERMONT    3 NEW JERSEY    2 QUEBEC Province, Canada    2 WHAT’S IN A NAME, MR. HITLER? MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 23 — (ZP)—“Telegram for Mr. Hitler,” cried a hotel page boy, to the surprise of guests in the lobby. "Telegram for Mr. Hitler,’* he repeated several times before a guest beckoned to him After he inspected the tele gram, the guest admonished the page: "Don't you know how to pronounce names? That's not Hitler. That's Heltler (Hlte-ler). Now you call it out right and 111 accept It." "Telegram for Mr. Hite-ler," sang the boy, and the guest accepted it. German Border Conflict Rages By JUNIUS B. WOOD (Copyright, 1938, by United Press) STADT JAOERNIG, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 23 —(UP)—Sudeten "free corps” forces battled Czechs today in the Satzdorf, Friedeberg and Krautenwaldig sectors of the German frontier. Machine guns, rifles, armored cars and grenades were used in the fighting. IT WONT FIT IN OUR TYPE Total*    467 By the Associated Press Mounting slowly but steadily. the count of the hurricane dead in North Atlantic states approached 500 today, but the cheering probability arose that widespread floods would be averted. From Massachusetts. New Jersey. New York. New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, there came reports that the rivers were receding and (See Page IO for more about hurricane.) even in Connecticut, previously the most gravely menaced, things looked brighter. RHODE ISLAND WORST HIT At Hartford 1.500 booted men, throwing up sandsbags along a half-nnle of the Connecticut river front, were homeless there, but a successful fight to hold the dike line would localize the area of inundation to about IO per cent of the city's area. Meanwhile, as the search for the bodies of victims of the hurricane— the most damaging and life-destroying in the populous northeast In history—went forward, every report from hard-hit Rhode Island was more tragic than the last. Flood danger areas generally were in the valley of the Merrimack In New HampAire and Massachusetts and on the Connecticut In that state and in Massachusetts. In Newr York, the Hudson crested Bu Albany and rolled heavily down on the southern part of the state, where riverside families were evacuating. TROOPS HALT LOOTING The Susquehanna, Chenango and Mohawk rivers also climbed, as did See HURRICANE, Pg. 15, Col. € Abilenian Hurt At Legion Meet The fighting in this district, which I projects Into Germany west of Diaz, began when Czechs resisted the advance of Sudetens who now occupy about 50 square miles inside the frontier. The conflict, in which five sudetens were reported killed at Friedeberg, was typical of frontier fighting all along the border In the past 24 hours. Phillip Schultz, 1017 Grand, suf- no GERMANS IN EVIDENCE fered a fractured knee and slight I could hear the rattle of ma-lacerations In an automobile ac-    puns    in    the direction of Satz- oatimi,..    dorf when I arrived, and a rumble iaent Saturda. night while attend- that .resembled artillery. ing the American Legion convention    I was told that fighting also had at Los Angeles, It was learned here broken out at Krautenwaldig and today    that the free corps moved south- _ . ..    , ,    ,,    . ward after crossing the frontier Schultz and three other members last njRht of the Parramore past. American Czechs equipped with machine Legion, left last week to attend guns, armor* ears and grenades the convention. Other local men    reP°r?rcl t0 have met them. ..    The Suoetens reported that the a. the meeting are M. S.iaw, post czechs were putting up a deterrent m a nd er A . T. Bontke, delegate, mined resistance but that the free and Roy Johnson.    corps had a large number of men The group had planned to return and weapons, including many old to Abilene Sunday. Mrs. Schultz guns. was waiting word today from her The frfr corp* men I saw were husband notifying her W'hen he    no| uniformed and I have seen would come back.    no sj^n nf G<.rman army uni forms. The only insignia worn by the free corps is a small black and red ribbon pinned to the coat lapel. When I visited the Sudeten German party headquarters this morning it was buzzing with activity. Couriers ran in and out with messages A free corps flag almost 30 feet ELIZABETH, N. J., Sept. 23 — (ZP)—Headline writers attention! No. 39, an end on Thomas Jefferson high school’s football squad, is showing a lot of promise. His name is Nicholas Louts Papatheodorcomoundourpoulos. For convenience, Nick Piskos will do. Boosters Off on Lubbock Jaunt By NUINEZ WISCHKAEMPER Reporter-News Staff Writer SNYDER. Sept, 23. — Two bus loads of Abilenians boosting the West Texas Free fair, Oct. 3-8, stopped at Snyder for lunch before em- WOW Day Set At Wesiex Fair Noted Clown to Appear in Rodeo Program Signed Arrangements for another special day at the West Texas Free fair, contracting of another specialty act for the rodeo, and names of three new duchesses for the Texas Cotton Festival were announced today. Thursday, October 6, Is to be Woodman of the World day. Dean Walker, chairman of arrangements for the day, has sent out letters to all camps in West Texas inviting them to participate in the program. Ruck Sibley, chairman of the rodeo committee, announced that John Lindsey, famous rodeo clown, has signed a contract to appear at the fair rodeo. He will present his barking on the final stage of their specialty efts along with the pro- WTCC Headquarters Committee to Meet Headquarters committee of the! West Texas chamber of commerce ! will meet here Monday at 2 p. rn. to discuss maintenance and operation of the headquarters building long Vie* 7rom th7top“o7a nearly an^ wf* c*mPatgn J0r visitation of    castie called Schloss Johannesberg. exhibits din mg    the fall    and    win-    swastikas hung from all nearby houses In greeting to newly arriv-The group is    expected    to    make    ing free corps righters. plans for visits by school classes I------ to the West Texas Resource and I Comptroller Named goodwill journey that will take them Into Lubbock thLs afternoon. R. T. Cannon, chamber of commerce publicity man, had charge of the mike at each stop this morning. Speeches were made by D. H. Jefferies, president of the West Texas Fair association, and Jack Simmons, president of the Abilene Boosters club. Entertainment was furnished by Jack Free and his orchestra, with Bennie Ruth Garrett as vocalist. Largest greeting was at Sweetwater this morning. Glen Russell, vice president, and George Barber, manager of the Board of City Development, made talks to the visitors. At Tye where the Abilenians stopped first this morning a group from Merkel, headed by C. J. Glover, gram of Don Wilcox, trick rider, and the four acts to be presented by the Cecelia Cornish group. COMMITTEE MEETS The coronation committee, Mrs. Dan Gallagher, Mrs. Ann O. Smart and Mrs. Robert Rankin, met yes- 1 terdav afternoon with Jack Sim-1 mons, entertainment chairman, to discuss further plans for the coronation of King and Queen Cotton and to accept three new duchesses into the attendant ranks of the queen. The new duchesses are June Terrill of DeLeon. Jerry Slider of Comanche and Doris Lee of Aspermont. Other duchesses are Martha Cochron. Big Spring: Cecile Hampton, Clyde; Mary Lee Combs. Miles; Myrline McCool, Putnam; Francis White, Tuscola; Juanita Petree, The huge steeple and heavy clock atop thus Congregational church in Pawtucket. R. I. were toppled to earth by a hurricane which swept the North Atlantic seaboard, causing heavy loss of life and damage. ALLRED TO COMPLETE TERM BEFORE TAKING COURT POST Governor Decides Not to Resign For Early Assumption of Judgeship AUSTIN, Sept, 23 — <UP '—Gov district being in Houston, it Is likely sumPtlon °f negotiations. Hitler Insists Nazi Troops Must March Chamberlain Asks Guaranty Fuehrer Will Delay Invasioi PARIS, Sept. 23. —(UP) — France has gone the limit of concessions and will stand by her commitments if Germany Invades Czechoslovakia, Premier Edouard Daladler announced tonight. By JOE ALEX MORRIS (Copyright, 1938, by United Press) Europe’s desperate struggli for peace slipped to withii bayonet length of collapse tc day. Fighting spread along the tense Czech frontier, and negotiations between British and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Nazi Fuehrer Adolf Hitler at Godeaberg seemed on I the verge of breaking down. Hitler was reported to have told Chamberlain that German troop; jnuat march into Czechoslovakia be] cause "there is no alternative.” Th J fuehrer claims that the new ^ovj eminent at Prague, headed by th! pro-Soviet Gen. Jan Svrovy plu! the firmness of Czech troops in th! Sudetenland have intensified th! •'communist ’ danger in Czechosloj vakia. He believes that disorder! are inevitable. EUROPE SHUDDERS Cl emberlain appealed for order postponed this mornings talk wit! HP’er and asked the fuehrer t4 g iaiarnee that he would not strik<| during the peace negotiations. Wolf! Wolf! PARIS. Sept. 23.—(API—A short circuit which set off air raid sirens In the crowded Bourse district of Paris today sent thousand of office workers scurrying to cellars or rooftops to scan the sky. Coming at a time when the public had learned of the hitch in the Chamberlain-Hitler talks st Godesberg, the blasts created enough excitement to snarl traffic badly. The sirens sounded a full five minutes. Hitler replied. German sources said taal the Reich found It difficult M givj such a guarantee under circumstances but other well-in| formed sources said they believed Hitler's reply would permit re| A number of other towns have announced that they will send duchesses to the coronation, but have not yet made selections. Museum institute in the headquarters building here. R. H. Nichols, Vernon, is chairman of the committee. Members are B. Reagan. Big Spring; H. S. Hilburn. Plainview; H. Y. Over- WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—(.ZU)— The White House announced today president Roosevelt has appointed Preston Delano of Massachusetts as comptroller of the currency suc- street, Texaco, N. M.; Milburn Mc- ceedlng J. F. T. O'Connor, who re-Carty, Eastland; and M. M. Meek, I signed to run for the democratic J. C. Hunter, Price Campbell and gubernatorial nomination In Call-C. M. Caldwell of Abilene.    I    fornla. newspaperman, and D. H Vaughn, v*ew; *n<* Elree McMillan, Herm city marshal, escorted the Abl-lemans into Merkel. Several of the Abilene trippers plan to attend the Abilene-Lubbock high school football game at Lubbock tonight. Stops to be made this afternoon are Dermott. FullerviUf, Spur, Ep-len, Sand Creek. Justiceburg, Augustus, Post, Drugger, Buenos, Southland, Slaton, Pacey and Burris. Educator Dies MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23.—i/P>— Dr. Lotus Delta Coffman, 63. fifth president of the University of Minnesota. died last night at his home from heart disease. ^ Indicating Fund Shortage— SURVEY REVEALS MORE SCHOOL CHILDREN NEED FREE MILK Retirement Fund For Conoco Workers PONCA CITY, Okla.. Sept. 23 — (ipi—'Continental. Oil co. announced today the establishment of a retirement and pension fund for Its 5,000 employes. An announcement by President Dan Moran said the pension would be available for men who reach the age of 65 and women who reach the I age of 60. Employes will make monthly contributions to be sup-, plemented by the company. Moran said the plan would provide a minimum benefit of $30 a : month. James V. Allred announced today he they will reside there, will not resign to take up his ap- Allred made no statement about potntment to the federal bench but whv he had reached the decision to will complete his term of office. It finish his term. It Is not due to ends on Jan. 17. 1939    plans for a special session of the Where he will reside when he fin- legislature. "I do not know of any ' ishes his term and becomes federal prospects for a soecial session at judge in the Southern District of this time.” he said. Texas has not been decided. "Mrs    Several reasons    for the decision Allred has not made up our mind are believed to    have bought it about that,” he said Because of the about. Friends have been telling large amount of the work of the him that the governorship of Texas —. ......—--—    --------- is an office that should not be giv en up. There are also financial advantages in a delay. As governor, he received $12,000 a year; as judge he will be paid $10,000. The difference of $167 a month is considerable, especially when he will avoid the expense of house rent so long as he remains in the governor's mansion Sanatorium Fire Damage S17, The threat of breakdown in the negotiations sent a new war shudder across Europe. In France, fresh troops poured into the great Maginot line along the German frontier to put defense at double strength. Reports were that Germany had 500,000 troops massed near the Czech frontiers where Sudeten "free corps” fighters already are in conflict with the Czechs. At Prague, the new governmen| See EUROPE, Pg. 15, Col. 4 The Weather Need for free milk to nourish school children in the city Is at least as great as this winter and probably will be greater than it was last fall and winter. This already has been determined by the Red Cross school nurse, the United Welfare staff abd teachers. Two hundred fifty quart milk bottles, with a label “PTA Milk Fund” have been placed on counters and in other public spots throughout the city by the Booster club to receive donations. But, when it Is pointed out that $4,000 to $5,000 will be needed during the school session to give sufficient milk to the more serious cases of undernourishment among children, one thing Is very plain: The milk fund will be far, far short of the need unless firms and individuals come forward with liberal personal donations such as they made last session. The Boaster club, with Newell Thompson as general chairman, has undertaken the task of leading the Wav in stimulating gifts, and pre senting benefit affairs for the milk fund. The club also has placed the milk bottles, with caps slotted to receive coins, and will collect the money horn them each week and turn the cash received over to Mrs. Edith C. Smith, high school student counsellor who Is secretary-treasurer of the fund. See MILK FUND, Pf. 15. Col. 8 England Also Hit By Raging Storm LONDON, !>pt. 23. —(UP)— A gale similar to that which struck the eastern seaboard of the United States reached the British Isles last night and today was raging over Ireland and the west coast of Wales. The air ministry reported a wind velocity of 80 miles per hour. SANATORIUM. Sept. 23 — (API—Damage was estimated al $17,000, including $15,000 to stocks, in a fire which for a lime this morning threatened $125,000 worth of stocks stored in the large warehouse at the alate sanatorium here early this morning. The blaze was extinguished by the San Angelo and Sterling City fire departments. None of the dormitories, in which hundreds of men. women and children from all over the alate were sleeping, was endangered. The fire was believed to have started by sponUneous combustion in a section where oil, paint and combustible fluids were stored, said Fire Chief Ed White of San Angelo. ABILENE and vicinity; Fair tonight ar If he took the bench, he could re-    slightly    cooler    Saturday artel] ceive no pay until hit appointment has been confirmed by the U. S Highest temperature yesterday . fit lowest temperature thla morning . .65 TEMPERATE Thurs. noon. West Texas Fair tonight and SaturdaJ cooler in north portion ga'urday artemon] Fait Texas: Fair tonight and Saturda> senate. It would become retroactive ; warmer tn northeast portion tonight: nigh then but for the interim both state ' Iv cooler in northwest portion Sat urds and federal pay would be missing. *f,'‘rn<>on-The new term of federal court In the southern district opens Monday. If he had decided to resign, he probably would have done so in order to begin his service on the bench then. Wants to Trade Flight for Sight PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 23.—(ZP)— Carl Herman, 72. offered today to trade a patent on a flying ma-[ chine for a good eye. Blind in one eye and nearly so in the other, he j claims his invention can hang mo- ; ^wn^mater tionless in mid-air. 6:30 pm 6:30 am 88    et 63 Relative humidity 53 45There’ll Be More to See. More to Do Than Ever Before-At West Texas Free Fair,.Abilene, Oct. 3- ;

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