Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas There’ll Be More to See, More to Do Than Ever Before--At West Texas free Fair, Abilene, Oct. 3-8 Witt attollent Reporter ★★★ EVENIHG "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE J YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES,' -ByronVOL. LV111, NO. 121.    r™.    tvrtABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29,    1938    —TWELVE PAGES AmorlkM I* rem (API PRICE FIVE CENTS fiBIG FOUR’ SEES AGREEMENT Tornado Kills * 25, Hurts 340 .At Charleston WHEN GERMANY'S ADOLF HITLER TALKED OF WAR President Calls Army, Navy For Aid to Stricken WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.— (AP)- Norman H. Davis, head of the Red Cross, said today that 25 bodies had been recov-0 ered and 340 persons had been injured when a tornado struck Charleston, I.* C Davis, a caller at the White House, sa id-the report was received ^ via naval radio * Thirty city blocks, he said, had been damaged by the tornado and IOO houses blown down President Roosevelt already had ordt ied the army, navy and the works progress administration to render all possible aid to the stricken city. The president acted in response to a telephone request from Lieutenant Governor J. E. Harley of South Carolina. Harley advised the chief executive that there was “considerable property damage and loss of life". in Charleston. The South Carolina governor, £ Harley said. Is in Oklahoma and cannot be reached. The legislature is not rn session to take any action, , he’added. An emergency call was sent out from Roper hospital. Charlestons 0 largest, for all physicians to report Prague Sends Observer To Munich Meet Hitler To Take Sudeten Area Without Force Czechs Accept Cession Plans 'In Principle' As Optimism Grows Over Parley Outcome,J Nazis Reported Planning Token Invasion' PRAGUE. Sept. 29—(AP) — The Czechoslovak government announced today it had agreed in principle and with some reservations to a British proposal for gradual application of the French-British plan to cede the Sudetenland to Germany. Vojtech Mastny. Czechosloi ak minister to Berlin, was sent bv »ir- LOXDON, Sept. 29.—(AP)—th# Czechoslovak legation disclosed today that C zechoslovakia had suggested that the whole Sudeten German issue be submitted to President Roosevelt if other efforts to solve it fail. **1*11 wage war waenever it seems necessary again! ’ It Ls Adolf Hitler speaking his his# toric piece in the Berlin Sport -palast before a feverish crowd •hat shouted in return: “Com mand, Fuehr cf, we follow!” Thus did Germany** chancellor Warn tht world that Czechoslovakia must surrender the Sudetenland by Ort I or fare Nazi invasion. This radiophoto records the momentous drama of the speech that threw a new and darker shad * of war over Europe. Hitler is at the rostrum and seated at right are his right-hand men. Field Marshal Hermann Goering. right, and Dr. Joseph Goebbels, minister of proaganda. Dr GoebtviS had introduced Hitler, after conducting a two-day propaganda campaign throughout Germany drumming up enthusiasm for the chancellor s address. AWAITING MUNICH NEWS- there immediately as the injured were being brought there by every available conveyance. Many of the city’* history-steeped buildings were in ruins • St. Michael’s Episcopal church, erected long before the Revolutionary war was considerably damaged as well as the old Market place. A negro Bantis? church in the heart of the city was demolished. 0 b it it was unoccupied at tile time. Tty? roof of the city hall was blown away, and the Timrod Inn. a •mall hotel, in the same vicinity was badly damaged. PARK STRIPPED % Charlestons beautiful Battery, a mecca for tourists, was stripped of many fine old trees and debris littered its park. Czechs Fear Parley Result ' See Sacrifice plane to Munich to tell the four-power conferees there of t* Czechoslovak position A new border clash on the Sudetenland frontier with Germany was reported. Czechoslovaks charged some attacking Sudeten Germans wore .he field gray of‘German army* uniforms. One Sudeten was reported killed and two injured in the clash with a Czechoslovak border patrol of Raitzenham, near Komotau. A communique announced that Prague “adopted a positive attitude In principle toward British proposals regarding the execution, by degrees, of delimitation and of transfer of the territories.” MUNICH, Sept. 29.—(AP)—Informed German sources salt tonight that Reichsfuehrer Hitler had agreed that the Germai army would make only a “parade occupation” of the Eger and Asch regions, extreme western Czechoslovakia, on Oct. I and 2. Other sections of the Sudetenland are to bte occupied only gradually, these informants said, under the plan said to havt been accepted by the fuehrer in place of his original intention of having his armies march in Saturday with flags waving. This token occupation, however, would show symbolically that Germany had become the master of the regions of Czechoslovakia whose population is predominantly German. This disclosure came as Hitler still was in conference with the premiers of Britain, France and Italy in the parley from which Europe hopes for assurances of its peace. The conference was resumed in the glistening Fuehrerhaui after a suspension of nearly two hours, during which came ex presslons from both sides of confidence an agreement would be reached. It was indicated it would meet Reichsfuehrer Hitler’s demand that his troops be permitted to march into Czechoslova Ida s Sudetenland Oct. I for a: least a symbolic occupation Evidence that Hitler himself was confident an accord woulc be achieved was seen in the fact that he had preparations mad! for a banquet tonight in the palatial Fuehrerhaus. To the conference’s opening session—from 12:45 to 2:41 TESCHEN, Poland, Sept. 29.— (UP)—A Polish volunteer guard again crossed the Czechoslovak frontier today and tossed hand grenades into the police station in Czech Tesrhen. All windows in the police station were smashed. No casualties were reported. The incident was a repetition of daily raids by “volunteers” on both sides of the frontier. Inhabitants of the border region were fleeing to the interior with the approach of the Saturday deadline, laid down by the Polish government, for evacuation of tfi« Teschen district by the Czechs. Baird Offers fo Buy WTU Plant TEXAS HORNED TOADS TOO TOUGH FOR NEW YORK CATS Mass Meeting to Close Campaign On Bond Election Texas horned toads are Just too tough for New York eats Notification to this effect was received today by Lefebvre Goulding from Frank O'Malley of Brooklyn. O Mally reported that the family's pet Persian cat had tried to eat a horned toad, gift from Goulding. The horned toad is still in the best of health and spirits. The cat is dead. Fifty-two horned toads were distributed through northeastern states last August by Abilene delegates to the national convention of Phi Sigma Chi fraternity at Detroit. Goulding is past president of the national In Any Event p. rn. (5:45 to 9:45, Abilene lime)—a British plan countering Hitler's demand was submitted. It was understood to provide that the German army would ma'rch in without fanfare and iccompamed by detachments of the British, French and Italian The acceptance was made known armies to make it look less like a German invasion. to Great Britain before the four- , Eur .    f ^ h    -- statesmen parley opened today In Munich. It contained “some reser-    manY®    supreme leader. Prime    Germans, who cheered louder whei vations,” however.    Minister    Chamberlain of Britian,    they saw his broad smile. Tile Czechoslovak note did not Premier Mussolini of Italy and ,    must    going    better, specify the nature of the new Brit-    Premier    Dandier of France, met    I    As Hi tie™ pilled Te™seemed t 'Breathing Spell' No Consolation To Doomed Nation ish plan but it was believed it con- beneath the gorgeous pagan panels busv wilh hls n„,n fsoucht. ♦. cerned technical measures for 0f the place Hitler built to glorify    “    * I Y , »,mir n,UFr UUU1    n|ur“y    give more than a preoccupied amil the birth here of the nazi move- and stlf: Mlute to h:s peopIe Last came Mussolini, peered BAIRD. Sept 29—(Sp! >— In called session after last night s mass    fraternity, O'Malley is secretary-treasurer. In every direction as far    as the    i    mreting for discussion of *dvant-    “!- eye could see. there was a vision of    ag?s and disadvantages of munici- « unroofed buildings and other    wreck-    ,    pal, !lgbt and P?wer plan,s' f[he Baird city council drafted an offer age. Manning J. Rubin, city editor of the Charleston Evening Post, said he was “dazed by the sudden fury with which the storm 0 struck. “The storm apparently dipped into all parts of the city with a toll of wreckage everywhere it touched,” Rubin said. J. E Lockwood, U. S meteorolo-0 gLst, said he believed two tornadoes struck the city a few minutes apart. Tile first, apparently roared In from the west across the Ashley rher bridge, he said It did not approach the weather bureau near rn enough for the instruments to re-v cord it. to the West Texas Utilities company for its property here. The offer of $35,000 was given H. H Monk of Cisco, district manager. Albert C. Moore. Baird engineer, valued the property at $19,238. He said difference in the offer and TOKYO the estimated worth goes for good- resignation Sept. 29-of Foreign will and intangibles of the WTU General Kazushige Ugaki, who had company. Lots and sub-station for differed with tile army over China Bv REYNOLDS PACKARD United Press Staff Correspondent PRAGUE. Sept. 29    (UP*—Czech oslovaks awaited news of the Munich conference today with, graft misgivings, fearing that should the heads of the four    grpat powers rrarh an agreement there, it would be at their expenje. They feared that    Great Britain and France might decide to sacrifice Czechoslovakia s integrity to avoid a general European war; they be-/AV-Tha,    eminent and    the    new    Japanese-    Meved that prolongin? th# cnsis Minister    supported administrations    in    con-    wouW srrvp on]y to    givT Germain Japan’s Foreign Minister Quits After Army Scrap On Sino Policy speeding up the cession of Czechoslovakia^ Sudeten German areas to Germany under an Anglo-French plan that Chancellor Adolf Hitler rejected at a conference in Godes-berg, Germany, with British Prime Minister Chamberlain on September 22. Dandier Given Wartime Powers mont which has carried him to the pinnacle of power. With the powers’ preparations for war still going forward, the question of life or death for millions hung on their decisions. Tile Bavarian street crowds roared acclaim for each group as automobiles bearing delegates back ed and followed by two huge touring cars loaded with blackshirted aides and guards. As the chant “Duce! Duce!” rose along the broad Munich streets Mussolini sat straight and smiling with his hand raised in the fascist salute. During the suspension British of FARIS. Sept. 29 Edouard Daladier Was given a big stick" to wield at the Munich conference todav when he was empowered by a new decree to effect in to the fuehrerhaus whizzed through tidal* told of a new plan for Ger jf, f'rfmier    streets,    but    loudest    applause    man    occupation    of    the    Sudetenlanc was tha* for Britain’* prime min- tpat had been submitted and indi later, chief moves in the effort cared belief it would be accepted to avert war Four times the crowds roared a<- stant military and civil mobilization one by one, Daladier. Ch-rn ber lain. the company were left out of con sideration. Fourth and final mass meeting prior ua the Friday election will be held tonight at the courthouse lawn. Mayor H. Schwartz has called the meeting Two representatives of the attorney generals department arrived supported administrations in con- of the entire nation. The decre*. published in the offi- policy, was announced officially tonight. General Ugaki. on the army retired list, long has been at odds with the dominant faction in the army over the general lines of im- : perial policy. His appointment as foreign mir- quered Chinese territory Under the morf    for    mobilization    and    to    fia^    journal,    made    it    possible for present pattern the army would hold wear down thp. public morale of ,h* premier to put the whole French Um In    /v#    rvAtlAt*    .    .    .    .___ .    „    ...     *    -    —    »      ...    /    -    -    *. „ the balance of power. The second came in from the lcged interference by the WTU oom-southwest a few minutes later and panv with the referendum Friday . struck the Battery, the southern tip on the municipal power plant of Charleston. Velocity of 72 miles--- • an hour, just three miles less than Dormitory Planned hlirricnnp frwnc* uae voonrH aH fnr    J AUSTIN. here this morning to investigate a1- j in cabinet shakeup of last May 28 war considered an indication that Japan might follow' a Pope Asks For World Prayer more moderate course with respect to the China war and relation? with other powers His disagreement with the army CASTEL GANDOLFO. Sept 29 i/P)—Pope Pius XI asked the world Czechoslovakia The fact that the conference was giving them a breathing spell at which there was na mnnrmentary fear of a German it.asion. afforded little consolation. They were as prepared for war as they possibly could be. and preferred to fight at once provided they had the aid of Great Britain .France and Russia. • nation on an instant war footing by a simple telephone call from Munich. It authorized the government to proceed at its discretion with Integral mobilization of man power, industry and finance throughout the naiton. Under the law. women a* well as men mav be conscripted for defense work All industry could be nationalized immediately under the na- Hitler and finally Mussolini and their escorts sped back to the scene of the fateful conference The cheers for Chamberlain rolled along, block after block. Spt tators knew well ahead that he was coming, for they could hear shouts of “Chamber-lain! Chamberlain!” as his car approached. The prime minister waved his black ha' *o the cr owe of southern German official hopes for peace ful agreement were shown when a government spokesman suggests that correspondents come to thi fuehrerhaus, scene of the confer ence, only an hour after resump tion of the talks "'as scheduled. As the German delegation sa? it the following was likely u. be th< final outcome of the negotiations o Reichsfuehrer Hitler. dine Minis ter Chamberlain, Premier Daladie and Premier Mussolini. I. The German, army, with th See PARLEY, Pg. ll. Col. 3 Government authorities who stud- tional defense ministry. _    todav to have “recourse to the un- ied the memoranda of the Godes-    affects    all French men and hurricane force, was recorded for    aT'qTIm"7    Hls    disagreement, with the army    armed but invincible power    of berg meeting of Chancellor Adolf    women over 18 years this blow Lockwood said.    1    P “9f~ Culver- over administration of the new prayer" to a\ert “the imminent Hitler and Prime Minister Neville The -decree said onlv “execution On south Battery street, fine old Stod    dor”    fT*”*    *”^7,    ^    22    ronsidered    danger of war."    Chamberlain of Great Britain last of mpa,ures contained in tht law of colonial horn many of thnn mi on ma o It    h    r    his    resignation.    *    i    The    pope broadcast hts message week, beloved that the most likely July n 19M „ authoriied »but thit bought bv u^ithv nnrthpm.r, ,n    Y?* astint ted    o cost $103,636. Tile board, an extra-govern men-    over a vast radio hook up.    outcome of the Munich conference Dought by wealth* northerners in Also on the agenes were plans tai organ, was designed to act as Four Fate Men Hold of World • reCent yrars’ Were badly battered- for a $20 OOO institutional laboratory a liaison means between the gov- DON’T MARRY THE MAN -  ,",l .. By Jeanne Bowman-— vast radio hook up. lr was in the form of a pastoral would be an agreement to send s"»me letter addressed to the bishops, sort of international militia prob-clergy and faithful, and read to ably of French, Italian and British law provides for complete mobilization in time of war, or danger of war. them by the holy father. Sweetwater Nurses' Home is Approved troops—to bring about the cession of the Sudeten area to Germany. I was reliably informed that such a plan would meet with the strongest opposition of the Czechoslovaks, who desired to settle any question The Weather Bv JOE ALEX MORRIS (Copyright, 1938. by United Press! Democracy and dictatorship met face to face today in the ol< Bavarian city of Munich. The is^ue between them was whether the world was big enough fo both. Only the threat of immediate j   - war bro' slit them together. Only sudetenland frontier of Czechoslc a diplomatic miracle comd long yafcja put,—jf it can be achieve CHAPTER ONE THE GOLDEN GIRL FORT WORTH. Sept. 28-'UPI ministration was that of $22,223 for construction of a nurses home I    ing her with the    despised title. Be-1 stared at her father's    private sec- low, in subdued    black, was the ad- retary. “Mutiny,”    she    pronounced There was an amber twilight in dition, Mining Corporation, and be- “What'< up’’’ the elevator but it could not dim 1 low this. Angas Gregory, President. 1 "Practicaliv    everythin* *• the glory of Kathleen Gregory's Kathleen stormed through the the ervnti et/.rt    at    s;«ertwa*er y    I    Ort* OK*#. “It take., four taym ed >c ' P cr '    *    ti®*,    todud-    ^    q(    'the',11(>lmenta were . flame,    tassed    it    back.    and.aKth-    of offices to    make Dad a pres!-! “Dischflrp mv teen, catching    the    reflection,    scowl-    dent." she cried    in exasperation .To L ,,,,.    .    Tiu ”* “fined, giveif the    Zc™ Among the allotments announced tireiy by negotiation and without here today by the public works ad- ! the intervention of the armed forces abilene and vicinity Fair tonight and keep them at peace.    I    -peaceful    solution    of    theCzec of the country s dismemberment en- I    Fr,a,y    (uUr    men Munich:    Ne-    crisis    will    be    a    single    step    towar H**ht*t**tfrnpcur***1 te*si7%3    vilIe Chamberlain, the British in-    solving the greater problem    c Loweit temperature thu morninK fin    dustriaUs' turned statesman; Adolf    stabilizing Europe's peace. Temperatures Hitler the revolutionist risen to Year by year and day by wed Thure    absolute power in the reich; Eld-    day, the opposing ideologies    of for New Mexico projects. ed rebelliously, The doors slid open. clad figure stepped out, and after g her floated the operator's whisper, ‘‘The Golden Girl, you’ve read about her. . . “Just a walking advertisements” thought Kathleen, grimly, and yanked at the door of the suite be-j Tore her without glancing at the fold leaf letters satirically greet- Her •russet the desk in tht., inner sanctum ^ red stacking notebooks, flaming continued “Jump up! Open the door! Say, good afternoon, Miss Gregory.” The girl at the desk did not look up. “It's a vile afternoon and I wouldn’t open that door for the arc as Kathleen's head tipped disparaged. “Surely you don’t take Dad seriously?” "No,” conceded the secretary, “but this time he's going to take President of the Irish Free Stat*. I    ^    ,lr"d    °'    Wnf.    * let alone a Gregory.”    nurse    10 J0U G"8°rys.    Ive Kathleen stopped    short and! See STORY, Pg. 3, Col 5 Dewey Nominated For Governorship of any nation. Czechoslo\ak leaders felt slighted because they had not been invited to Munich even as observers when they had so much at stake. Some said privately they would have been pleased if the United States had been represented. Strikers Riot Y . SARATOGA SPRINGS. N. Sept. 29.——Thomas E. Dewey. Manhattan's 36 - year - old racket SHREVEPORT. La. Sept. 29-(UP'~Five men were taken to hospitals today after a fight which busting prosecutor was nominated ( broke out when drivers of the by acclamation by the republican J Shreveport Ice Delivery company state convention today as the par ty's candidate for governor. a m «7 ss M 6.1 6« 61 61 65 66 ouard Daladier, the “strong man" of French political wars; Benito Mussolini, the socialist transformed into a fascist empire builder. Four men—but in the swift swirl of modern diplomacy four hundred millions may eat or starve, countless thousands may live or die, by their decisions. democracy and dictatorship have crowded closer to an explosion in Europe. This week the catastrophic cli max seemed certain—not beearn the Czechoslovak republic was I danger of destruction but beearn it appeared to the democracies th? the time had come for them I 66 9<\ fight or fade away. Chamberlaii The four rulers of Europe's dss- in measured terms, brought ti •;aa tiny had hastened to Munich for fantastic picture into focus whei attempted to break a three-weeks- Ofy therm. m»*fr , .    /.    .    ,    Wet thermometer old picket line and return to work. R«i,uv« humidity 6:3o pm 6 3o am! 12:3V pm' a "last-last effort" to hold off the in a world broadcast, he said th! still acute danger of war arising 13 from Germany’s demand for the j See FOUR MEN, Pg. ll, Col. 5;Poland to Pounce on. Czechs Despite Peace Move--See Page 3 ;

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