Abilene Reporter News, September 27, 1938

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September 27, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas LONDON SEPT. 27-<UP)-AUTHORITIES BEGAN EVACUATING LONDON SCHOOL CHILDREN TODAY. FIRST TO GO WERE PUPILS OF SCHOOLS DEFECTIVE, WHO MIGHT BE UNABLE TO STAND THE STRAIN OF MARCHING. FOR PHYSICALLY WEST TEX ASH OWM NEWSPAPER Abilene Reporter -Betas    • . „     „ EVENING VOL. LYU I, NO. 119. Catted Pmi (in WITHOUT, OR WIT/1 OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES AVE S KEICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ll' GOES, -Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER . 1938—TEN PAGES A«*o<-tated Pm* (API PRICE FIVE CENTSDUE TO INVOLVE MILLIONS— Europe Fears War Only 96 Hours Away JL~      .    ,    i    hT!n    lh,*    field    a    short    time    after    I    with    about    26?,.000.000. would bf aded Germany in the Atlantic ocean ONE OF MANY .    ..    «    I,    _    .L..,,    lim,    after    with    about    26?,.OOO.OOO, would be aded Germasy in the Atlantic ocean Bv WEBB MILLER    I    Statesmen still dun* to hope four years.    Unction,    the    victims.    outbreak    involved    within    a few weeks.    and    the    Baltic    sea. (Copyright, im by lni(«l Pre*! th* » la* minute d.velopm.nt It probably would b, th, moat At th!, moment about 5,000,000 th,    d    |t,pp,ar,    It    wa.    th,    opinion of military Britain and Franr, would b, ,a- LONDON, S,pt. n-(CP) -A. would »„ p,.c, bu, th, outlook frighth.1 war In hlaton- I, wmdd ntrn^a , r«4,I    IO-    th*    Germany and I,aly ‘n on, m,n that in th, ,.rly phas,, of p.r,.d ...I, action by Pr,ml,r *dh.;rorcw«itu,r, s-Js dr:r, m,,.,.ry !:r,iryut\,‘p",i,wC,r,nn:    t    i    £    cst    ca-*    sr    =.wr ess: ss,1sc:rrrtr.: zz*su\acor,„on Benito Mussolini. If he joined See WAK IMMINENT, Pf. *. Col. 6 DUCE SAYS WAR INEVITABLE Twenty Years After: One Foot Lifted Hiller s Reply To FDR Plea Shifts Burden Chamberlain Still Voices Fuehrer Declines To Be Responsible lf War Breaks Out Peace Hope BERLIN. Rent. 27-(UP) — Fuehrer Adolf Hitler cabled to President Roosevelt today that delay in solution of the Sudeten German problem is “impossible” and that it now lies in the hands of the Czech government alone to decide “whether they want peace or war.” In reply to President Roosevelt’s peace appeal. Hitler said he must ROME, Sept. 27.-(UP)-Premier Benito Mussolini told a council of the generals of Italy's 16 army corps today that war is now inevitable and Italy will fight with Germany, it was revealed by an unimpeachable source. Mussolini, it was declared, had abandoned all hope that European peace can be saved and expects events to come to a head within two or three days maximum. LONDON, Sept. 27—(AP)—Prime Min- Typical Czech one of 2,000,000. soldier, decline responsibility if war broke jster Chamberlain declared tonight that “we Area Gets Set For Free Fair * STYLING ‘SELF-VIVISECTION — .Czechs Scorn Republic Clings " Demands To Peace Hope BEE STINGS' GET YOUNGSTERS IN TROUBLE Syrovy's Regime Labels Ultimatum Too Far-Reaching LONDON. Sept. 27—(API — Reuters (British news agency! in a dispatch today from Prague said Czechoslovakia had entered into friendly negotiations with Poland. Dan Harper. 1125 Hickory, walked past a house on Hickory street last night and suddenly clasped the back of his neck. It felt like a bee stinging. Charles Turner, 1657 Orange, walked past the same house on Hickory. Something stung his arm Tile two men went to their homes They got to thinking about the .stinging Each called the police station. Officers In* vestigated. Today Herring Bounds, juvenile officers, was "laving the law down" to three youngsters for shooting at persons with air rifles. PRAGUE, Sept. 27—(UP) — # The government of Premier Gen. Jan Syrovy denounced today the demands of Nazi Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as a request that Czechoslovakia “per-§ form a self-vivisection.’’ “We feel we, as any other nation. have a right to live and a right to live independently," a government radio broadcast said. H STILL HOPE FOR PEACE "Hitler's last demands are so far- Jail Breaker’s Trail Dimming Strike Probe Body Named TESCHEN, Czechoslovak—Polish Frontier, Sept. 27—(I'P)—A Polish foreign office spokesman, speaking by telephone from Warsaw, told the United Press correspondent today So far as Taylor county officers were concerned, search in the Bradshaw area for John Buford, 35, who escaped from the Nolan county jail yesterday afternoon, was about to be given up today. Sheriff Sid McAdams. after spending most of last night in an intensive search of the area, expressed conviction this morning that the fugitive had made good his escape in the direction of Brownwood. FOOTPRINT FALSE LEAD “I know’ every road and pig track in that country." McAdams said today “and we covered them all last night." A carload of officers armed with machine guns, high-powered rifles ford commandeered a taxi operated by Stuart McGm.ey. At 9 o'clock last night the pi* r cached Bradshaw. There Buford left the taxi to buy cigarettes and forgot to remo\e tile ignition keys. McGinley drove away and notified Sheriff Tom Wade at Sweetwater. Nolan county officers headed by Deputy Horace Cook rushed to Bradshaw and were joined there by Taylor county officers. The posse stopped all automobiles on the highway and side roads last night, but found no trace of Buford. Officers of surrounding counties had also been warned to be on the lookout for the fugitive. (See Page % rail walkout.) for more about 27— ASHINOTON. Sept. . — President Roosevelt appointed a three-member fact-finding commission today to investigate the wage dispute between railroads and their employes. Member* of the commission are Chief Justice Walter P St acy of out in spite of his peaceful efforts He added that he fully shared the president s opinion of the terrible consequences of a European war. REPEATS ARGUMENTS Hitler's answer contained much background to justify the nazi position, ' repeating the arguments about oppression of the Sudetens advanred in his speech last night and the one at Nurnberg. The reply was considered here to be moderate in tone. Hitler began his message hr expressing appreciation of Roosevelt’s “generous Intentions.’’ He lamented the fart 'hat Woodrow Wilson's principles were never realized and that Germany thus was “shamelessly betrayed" because she laid down her arms on the basis of them. Tile text of his -message follows: “In a telegram sent me September 26. your excellency appealed to me in behalf of the American'nation in the interests of peace not to break off relations on the conflict which has arisen In Europe, and to seek peaceful, honest and constructive regulation of this question. CITES BACKGROUND “Be assured that, I fully appreciate the generous intentions underlying vour word and that I share in every respect vour opinion as to the inc -lculabie consequences of a European wrar. "For this very reason, however, I can and must decline any responsibility of the German nation and its leadership should further developments, despite all my efforts, lead to an outbreak of hostilities. “In order to form a just judgment of the Sudeten question which is under discussion, it is indispensible to look back upon the events wherein lie the fundamental cause of the rise of this problem, and its dangerous implications may be found. “The German nation laid down its arms in 1918, firmly trusting that peace with its then adversaries would realize the principles and ideals which were solemnly announced by President Wilson and Just as solemnly adopted by all the belligerent powers can not undertake to involve the whole of the British empire in war however much we NEW YQRK Sept 27.—(I Ft—The Czechoslovak consulate general was advised by the government at Prague today that a radio reply bv President Eduard Benes to Adolf Hitler's speech had been cancelled. Benes was scheduled to speak between 5 and 5:10 p rn. The consulate said no reason for cancellation was given. Entries Pour In For West Texas' Big Exposition Less than a week now until thai opening of the West Texas free! fair! Throughout the Abilene trad# free dav fair begins In Abilene Mon- may sympathize with a small nation. But at another point in his broadcast to *rsrl£r;nxESl the empire and the world the prime minis-    ......... ter said: “If I were convinced that any nation had made up its mind to dominate the world by force I would not hesitate to resist it. »» Chamberlain spoke only about six minutes. His address the most momentous British broadcast since the abdication crisis of 1936, was delivered from the cabinet room of famed Ten Downing street. After he had finished his speech was broadcast in German. Chamberlain said he would not hesitate to take a third trip to Germany if he thought it would do any good, hut at the moment “I can see nothing further I can usefully do in the wav of mediation.     — "I find Herr Hitler’s attitude un- Garrison New Safety Chief reasonable in his final demands," he continued. "But I shall not give up my hope for a peaceful solution." King Proclaims Emergency State "Never    in history was thp confi- the    North    Carolina    supreme court,    c*pnrp of    a na -on    moi?    shamelessly _    ,    ..    .....    ,    i betrayed    than in    that    time. The chairman;    Prof.    Harry    A.    Millis    of that the Polish army was    ready to j    And    pistols found the    track of a move into the Teschen    minority ;    man    afoot on one of    the byroads area Friday or Saturday,    lf order-    last    night. cd. He said, however, that the    following the trail almost an government still hoped for    a peace-    h°nr    last night, they    (ame to an ful settlement of its claim lo the Lsoiated farm house. McAdams call Senator Advocates Sale of Munitions reaching that, if fulfilled, they would destroy the most vital interests of the nation and its hope for further independent existence. £ "We are asked to perform a self-vivisection.” At the same time, the Prague official broadcast said that Czechoslovakia still was ready to settle the crisis peacefully on the basis of the British-French plan for cession of 0 the Sudetenland and urged that Germany, too, use only peaceful See PRAGUE, Pg. 9. Col. 7 cd the owner out. and asked if the man had been there. "No," the farmer replied, “but I’ll bet you've been trailing me. I just had got to bed.” A report from Sweetwater late this morning said Nolan county officers were continuing the search. KIDNAPS CABBY Buford had been returned to Sweetwater from Huntsville, where he was serving an 18-year sentence from Coleman county, and sentenced to 9 years in the penitentiary for the armed robbery of the Santa Fe railroad depot there last July 29. After escaping from the jail Bu- WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—i.4*>— Senator Logan advocated outright repeal of the neutrality act today and a policy of making available to England and France "all the materials they need. except manpower" if they become involved in war. Tile Kentuckian has bren a consistent supporter of the administration in the senate. He is a member of tire military affairs committee. He said he favored repeal of the neutrality statute because "there can be no neutrality in a war.” Tile law would ban shipment of munitions to belligerents and limits the scope of trading in other commodities. the University of Chicago, and Dean James M. Landis of the Harvard law school. Under the railroad labor law, they will report within 30 days. Railroad workers have voted to strike if the carriers insist on a 15 per cent wage reduction proposed for October I. terms imposed upon the vanquished nations in the peace treaty concluded in the Pans suburbs fulfilled AUSTIN. Sept. 27 — OP— Tile public safety commission today announced promotion of Homer Garrison. Jr., from the assistant directorship to the directorship of state police, succeeding the late Col. H H. Carmichael. The 37-year-old East Texan who rose from the ranks will be executive director of the Texas Rangers, highway patrol, drivers license bureau, narcotics division, bureau of identification and other divisions of’ the far flung police organization. The fppotntment was announced bv W H Richardson, Jr.. of Austin. commission chairman, who said Garrison would continue all policies of the former director, who died Saturday of a heart disease. Garrison was born in Lufkin and became a deputy sheriff at the age of 19. He became a state license LONDON. Sept 27—(Up) King George has declared a state of emergency exists, the official London Gazette revealed today. The Gazette, in announcing the decision last night of the privy council to call up the air force auxiliaries. prefaced the announcement with the following: PROVIDES REGULATION His majesty bv and with the advice of the privy council, doth Workers on the fair are hurrying! *o w’ind up details before the opening Farmers ranchers, and com-munities are puking final touches on their exhibits Entries are pouring into headquarters Final re-I pairs and improvements are being made at the plant. The fair begin- Monday. In every department of the fair things were happening today. Com-| mittee in charge of the Texas Cotton Festival announced the names of live more duchesses to the coronation of Queen and King Cottor Wednesday night. October 5. Thej are Lucile Gentry of Anson, Elizabeth Huff of Wichita Falls, Ernes-tine Howard of Weinert, and Nit Lee Gillian of Coleman, selected b> the Business and Professional Women's club of that city. From the livestock department came announcement that Wa. F Gibbs general manager of th# White Hat ranch. Blackwell; and the Arltdge Stock farm, Knox City had each reserved space for six Herefords. J. B Pumphrey of Ole See FAIR. Pg. 9. Col. « The Weather BARCELONA, Sept. 27— (t’P)-The newspaper Socialist* published a cartoon today bearing the title ‘‘Timid Soul.” It portrayed a wife ordering her husband to leave home with these words: “Get out. You are not even capable of asking for a slice off Czechoslovakia.” ABILENE sn-1 vicinity Fair (nciiKht ani Wednesday. alizhtiv fouler tonight. West    Texas    Fa ’    tun Kht anti    V»e:ne» da- - -- ’t v c ... »r ■ Panhandle tonight. East    Texas    Fair    t iniRiU sn-1    Wed ne* IU-. >    aint Iv   ier    in northwest ix.-rtioi tonight    and In    northeast portion    Wednes day. nothing of the promises given. On and weight inspector in 1929 and the contrary, they created r political regime in Europe which made outlawed pariahs out of the vanquished nations and which was recognized by all reasonable observers ax untenable joined the highway patrol in 1930. He successively became a lieutenant and captain and was promoted to assistant director of the entile safety department in September. 1935 hereby declare thai a state of emergency exists.” In Britain, a “state of emergency” has not the wide implications which it has in some countries, where often it amount', to virtual martial law. In this country, It gives the au- tkmperatuke: Mon.    TUC*. aa ai as 94 AO ».*> SO 77 75 73 Sec BRITAIN, Pf. 9 Col. 2 • rn. 12 39 p m Highest temperature yesterday ... 95 Lowest temperature this morning • -71 Dry thermometer    SS    74 Wet thermometer    S2 Relative humidity    19 5S 37 Hailed by 'Promising' Executives— BOISTEROUS FAIR BOOSTER TRIPPERS SWING WEST, LUNCH AT BIG SPRING By Staff Writer BIG SPRING, Sept. 27—Boosters of the West Texas free fair halted their boisterous junket through half a’ dozen West Texas counties for lunch here today.    * Today's trip is under sponsorship of the Booster club and the Abi-, lent* Lions, with Bob Cannon actine as master of ceremony at most stops. The delegation received a royal reception at Colorado, where officials of the Promising Oil company—which will drill a test well at the fair grounds the week of October 3-8—gathered to work out final details. Mayor Sadler extended a welcome to Abilenians at all time I Sadler in turn introduced Charlie Ellis, oil editor of the Reporter-News and originator of the scheme i the Promising company is carrying out. Ellis told of the test, whicl is attracting statewide interest. Harry Ratliff, Colorado, attorney and counsel for the company, read a telegram he had received from the : Abilene Machine company offering to furnish drilling equipment. Earl Cypert and Bob May. representatives of the Promisir company. were on hand, but Farl Dockery. president, was out of town. The first stop was made at Loraine, and the goodwill group also halted at Westbrook and Coahoma before reaching Big Spring. C. D. '"night took his turn at the mike. and musical entertainment wa: provided by the fiddle band making all of the trips. Stops were to be made this afternoon at Sterling City. Robert Lee Bronte, Harriet, San Angelo, Miles Rowena, Ballinger, Hatched, Win* ters, Bradshaw, Ovalo, Tuscola wit! arrived in Abilene at 7:45 o’clock.• There’ll Be More to See, More to Do Than Ever Before--At West Texas Free Fair, Abilene, Qct. 3-8 • • • • ;

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