Abilene Reporter News, September 27, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

September 27, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas BERLIN, WISTJRAJ' NEWSMKR VOL. 119. WITHOUT. OR WtTli OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKE'lcil YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITAIN PLEDGES SUDETENLAND CESSION Hitler Warns He'll March To Get Sudetenland Broadcast Keeps World Guessing On Just What Steps Germany Will Take BERLIN, Sept. hrer Adolf Hitler told the world tonight that if Czechoslovakia does not give Germany the territory he has marked as Sudetenland by October 1 he will act. "The time has come to talk he said, and "the Sudetenland is the last territorial demand I have to make in Europe, but it is a demand from which I never will recede." Yet there was nothing in the address one hour and 13 minutes long broadcast by radio to an anxious world which hung on every indicate definitely just what the fuehrer intended to do. Apparently he still hoped to get the in maps which he attached to his "final" negotiation and plebiscite. He did not say outright that he was going to war to get the Sudeten Czechoslovakia already has agreed to cede him though she apparently disagrees with him on the de- f mitioa of the Sudetenland. He did say, at well-spaced points in the address: "Mr Benes (President Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia) must cede this region (the Sudetenland) to us by Oct. 1." "We are determined, may Mr. Benes know "Regarding the Sudeten problem, my patience is exhaust ed. He proudly told, amid cheers of an immediate audience of in Berlin's huge Sport- palast, about Germany's great military strength, her mighty air short, what a great power Germany has be- come. UK DOESN'T SAY WAR This all indicated, by Interact, Germany Is going to fight But Hitler did not say so. With every German ordered to hear the fuehrer by his own radio or a public address system. Hitler began speaking at p. m. P. m. (C. S. a little more than three hours after receiving Sir Horace Wilson, personal representa- tive of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Bith an urgent note. There was no indication tn the fuehrer's address to any reaction he might have had to Sir Horace's message, reported authoritatively in London to have been a warning that Britain and Russia would Join Prance in support of Czecho- slovakia In event of a German in- vasion of Czechoslovakia. The relclisftiehrer's statement that "the Sudctenland Is the last territorial demand I have to make (n Europe" was regarded as reas- suring and of fundamental Im- portance. But, the gist of the entire im- passioned oration was (hat he would act. he would do something, i! he did not have the Sudetenland' by Oct. 1-thls Saturday. H1IXER ATTACKS BENES Hitler f request ly and bitterly President Benes, describ- ing him is a liar and a promise- breaker. "I Hitler declared, "until the last moment that Benes would recede from the unreasonablents of his position. "Benes, however, thought he could do anythisg he pleased to Ger- many, for he was protected by Britain and Prance. "And it everything else went wrong, there was still Russia "I told Chamberlain plainly what I consider Is the only solution- that I was not (he man to look on In- differently when Germans were maltreated; that there when the word comes moment 'enough.' "France and England finally agreed to the cession of German See HITLER, u, Col. I Sudetens Hail Hitler Speech Henlein Dashes Across Border For Brief Visit, Tells Men Not To Fight ASCII. Chechoslovakia. Sept 26 Wi Adolf Hitler's declaration that Germany was determined to assume sovercijnty over Czccho- slorail's Sudetenland brought su- preme expressions of Joy tonight from residents of this Sudeten Ger- man border town. Tiie fuehrer's Berlin speech was ojjT.vi.il wit piunaiujj i Eovcrnr the second major event of the day Germany has hesitated. JOr the Sudeten fTprmane _ for the Sudeten Germans whose jubilance knew no bounds this morning when Konrfiri Henlein leader of the outlawed Sudeten German party, dashed across the border from Germany for a visit. Upon the departure of Henlein who brought five bus loads of Surtctrn "free corps" lighters, the town turner! out cnma-ssc (o listen to lhe broadcast of Hitler's speech. The speech capped the most (cnsc day this sart of the central European powdeV barrel has lived throuc.li since the present crUis be- came acute. CORRESrOXIlENTS OUSTED Upon reports from London of Britain's stiffened attitude. British correspondents were ordered out of A.srii. Tney left on an hours no- tice. When Ilrnlrin arrived nith Ihp tiusses loaded with 150 shock Irnnprrs Ihr -Surfcirn firrmans thoiiRht lhe German army had comr at last. "Nnw H's joins to Ihry shciulrrt. But Hcn'cin. who for an hour ir.spcc'ed his Sudcsen free corps' front line an! returned to his hcad- at Bayreuth. Germany, or- Sc'.'fd men to avoid -ombat with Czechoslovak troops. Sudeten Germans here have pro-1 :lairr.cd Arch and vicinity a free not attempts d to retake the town. The man In the street, who be- lieves what he hears and reads is having r. hard time understanding why the German frontier has not been thrown open fully to Sudeten Germans from the "free territory" "We want to Join Germany-cur homeland." said a spokesman :w uie provision-.! government, "but "We are asking to be taken In but the door is still shut. I under stand International negotiation are the reason Berlins reti- cence. But thousands who want to cross the border daily don't under- stand why they must show pass- ports and why we arc subject to currency restrictions which exls' t when Asch was a part of Czecho- slovakia." COME WHAT MAY, THE CZECHOSLOVAKS ARE READY CKAIN Of 1000 (.rrrie- FORTS CONMECreP BY KXDltRS. HUffC BLOCKS GtawANY AND POLAND MOtftUOW OS TANKS CCULD PASS, 6tfcSL OAlfS SPftNO CrSOUNP -TO g APPROACH... TAHK. TQiPS. fLAnteo WVTH AT 1OO-YARP THREE DEPENSive UNES AGAINST ATTACKS. Irt CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS 3QOOO MSN COMPtETlOM OF ftAIU .T QUANTITIES OF fCOD WAQ MSAVY ARTILLERY AND RANJ6 FINDING 3 OPtfJAT-SD supwce. f Here's the situation In Czechoslovakia as Europe pre- pares for a showdown on the Sudeten German problem. The map shows how the hardy Czechs would meet any invasion, by Germany to "protect the rights" of the Germanic minor- ity. The republic's frontier Is heavily and cleverly fortaied. Military experts be- lieve that despite the compar- atively small size of the. Czech army, any Invasion across the three defensive lines would be at heavy cost. It the border were crossed, the first stand would be made about 40 miles Inside the border mountains in a love- ly region of mountain meadows. The next stand would be about 100 miles farther inland, and the third line of defense runs still farther east, alony the Vaag river in territory where the population is purely Czech. KIDNAPED BY NOLAN FUGITIVE- Youth Believed Amnesia Victim No Trace Found Of Buffalo Gap Boy In Angelo BUFFALO GAP. Sept. a third fruitless search of San Angelo for his missing 16 year old son. Ernest Simmons of Buf- falo Gap returned home tonight with no clues. The son, L. G. Sim- mons, has not been reported seen since late Saturday afternoon In San Angelo. His parents could give only one cause of his mysterious disappear- The youlh left Alpine Thursday morning about o'clock on his way home from college. He told friend.? there that he felt 111 and believed he should go home. He arrived in San Angelo Thurs- day afternoon and took a. city bus from the railroad station to the bus station. When he offered a bill to the bus driver in pay for his fare the driver told him he did not have the chance. The boy left the bus fend went into a drug store to get change. After waiting a few minutes, the bus driver drove off. The boy ap- peared the police station in San Angelo Friday morning and asked about his suitcase which had been ia left on the bus. Officers told him ,._ 1 to wait and the luggage would be turned in at the bus station during See YOUTH. PS. 10, Col. 4 The Weather Ballinger And Spur Vote School Bonds Latter Seeking Grant Bonci IWLSS were voted Monday In two West towns to match hop- Felon Is Hunted Near Bradshaw Parking Meters Prove Big Money To City; Take For First Year To Be Over It's small change to you but. big money to the city Since parking meters were Installed a year ego on September J8 motorists on Abilene have deposited 431.339 nickels in the meters. According to Bryan Ball, city treasurer, the meters have garnered date, and a three days' collection will be added to that on Wednesday. Gross expense on the meters during the 12 months has been which includes J100 a month salary- of a patrolman to keen the meters in shape and give parking tickets. Ball estimated, on the strength of past collections, that Ihe meters will be paid for In full by next June. After payments are taken from this month's total the city will owe only J10.968.69 on the meters WEST TEXAS EARLY SETTLERS. GET SPECIAL FAIR INVITATION Taylor County Association To Meet Wednesday To Arrange Participation All old settlers of West Texas have been extended special invitations from the Taylor County Old Settlrs association to attend the West Texas Free Fair on its opening day. October 3, designated pioneers day. Tom H. Bledsoe. president of the Taylor county association, said he sent invitations by Ittlers to kindred organizations of the area. Leaders of the Taylor county association will meet Wednesday after- noon at 2 o'clock in office In the Citizens National ban's build- Ing to complete arrangements for XKW ME.VIfO. 162 to 12, to S16000 In bonds. The fchool is fcekine a PWA sranl of Superintendent O C [Thomas .said, to arid !o the bond money for financing of a new high ;school bui'dir.g. At BaKingcr. vct'e was 155 to 55 for issuance of 517500 in bonds to match funds lor re- modeling of (TO primary butMings, ar.rt the aririui? of a one story addi- tion to connf-ct into one unit. The present strictures art .stonr, but the new building will be stuccoed entirely said Suner- lenricnt H. c I.vo.-J.' old settlers' participation In the fair opening next Monday. Already scheduled are a parade at 12 o'clock Monday and a special ceremony at 1 o'cloci to be broad- cast over radio station KRBC. In Ihe parade will be an ox wagon and buckjoard, wagons, and probably) an old stage coach. The proces- sion will wind Its way through the downtown section and then coi tinuc to the fair grounds. Merle Gruver. new secretary oi lhe Abilene chamber of commerce, was named secretary of the fair' association In a meeting of directors Monday morning. Two huge welco.i.e signs were erected yesterday. One w as put up on the Hicks rubber company ut> j building at Fifth and Pine streets, sponsoring the trip. Indications with the aid of the fire depart-! last night were that a large mim- x trance lo the Pine street uncfer- i Both signs rr.rasure 60 feet In width. A ncn duchcM selection wa.s Fair Boosters Go South, West me. Promising to be one of the best :on-1 of the