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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas Gates Are Open for 1938 West Texas Free Faif, Offering Greatest Bargain in Entertainment on Record WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENIN VOL LVIII, NO. 125. ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS OPENING TODAY- Jubilee Exposition Promises to Be Fair's Greatest Taylor county's -first juror was sworn in in 42d dis- trict court this morning by mistake. She was M. A. Baumgardner, householder, tax payer, business owner, and a widow. On the ORANGOUTANG ARMY HOLDS JAPS AT BAY SHANGHAI, Oct. old Chinese and Japanese legend about Orangoutangs was ap- plied to the oriental war today. A Japanese correspondent re- ported he had it from a reliable Japanese source that the Chin- ese had orangoutangs trained to throw hand grenades. Furthermore, the correspond- ent wrote, he was told the Chin- ese had been capturing and" training the animas in south- western provinces for the past 10 years. There frequently have been legandary stories in the orient of trained orangoutangs. Judge Suggests Compromise In State Oil Suit Conference Will Decide Action in Anti-Trust Case i AUSTIN, Oct. conference looking t o w a r d j compromise was agreed upon I today by state and defense at- torneys in Texas' suit against 15 major oil com- panies and two oil men's asso- ciations charged with violating state anti-trust laws. District Judge J. D Moore sug- gested a compromise after the de- fense had requesvi a continuance. Atty. 'Gen. William McCraw invited attorneys to meet office at 4 p. m. Filed seven years ago when Gov. James V. Allred was attorney gen- j eral. the case had come up again In state district court for trial on! merits, after having been the in- strument for a legal battle to the state supreme court. j Jndfe Moore said it might be j possible to reach an agreement I and avoid renewal of the legal j conflict which would be ex- pensive and probably extend over several months. He suggested the defendants might pay the court costs and pos- sibly make some restitution for vio- lations of the law claimed by the state.. The code of practices adopted by the American Petroleum institute. several years ago and the basis j of the state's suit had been dis- continued and practices complained of no longgigasted! said, He noted further that a com- promise had been worked out in a federal suit In "Wisconsin for civil anti-trust law viola- tion and said there was no good reason why Texas could not do the same. Some of the defendants in the suit also were defendants in the federal case. In asking for a continuance, de- fense attorneys said they must 'ap- pear- October 14 for further trial of the federal prosecution on crim- inal charges in Madisoa. Wis. Judge Moore first said he would give a decision on the motion for continuance today, but after the agreement to hold a conference looking toward compromise was reached he said he would act on! audience. Green the motion tomorrow. j criticism at the administration of Attorney General McCraw urged j the Wagner act and warned that i delay until tomorrow, asserting the "American labor will not tolerate j magnitude time j governmental i dictation.'" i "We want to be free.'1 he said-1 "We ask only that the Wagner act j be administered by a fair not a biased group. We serve warning i that we will go before congress this winter and demand that changes be made in this law and in the personnel of the board which ad- ministers it. "As conditions are today, the N. L. R. B. is an ally of the C. I. O. We won't stand for that." Green roared the federation's de- fiance of Lewis and his aides and brought cheers from the delegates when he said that the federation TAYLOR COUNTY'S FIRST WOMAN JUROR SWORN IN BEFORE COURT DISCOVERS MISTAKE county jury wheel, the name appeared simply as M. A. Baumgardner and was in due course drawn for service. When the venire reported to district court this morning, M. A. Baumgardner was among those present. She sat just across the aisle from the other prospective jurymen and rose with them to be sworn. It was not until the name t was called for questioning; by attorneys that the court dis- covered M. A. Baumgardner was a woman. Judge M. S. Long said he was sorry tlie misiase had been made, that the state of Texas does not recognize women jur- ors, so he would have to ex- cuse her. Mrs. Baumgorcner said that she was sorry too, as she was perfectly willing to serve. She lives at 3326 South Seventh street. The jury was being selected for the plea of privilege hear- ing in the case of E. B. Sayles vs. Mona D. Nekton, suit to cancel deed. The hearing is to determine whether or not the case shall be transferred to Galveston. ON TRIUMPHAL Fuehrer Vows Reich to Retain Sudetenland Henlein Hands Token UP- MAESTROTOSCANINI IN DUTCH WITH ITALY AGAIN Gates Designated To Prevent Traffic Congestion at Fair Colorado Sends Motorcade; Old Settlers Gather Oldsters Compare Memories of First Fair Here in 'SB Green Charges NLRB CIO Ally AFL Chief Also- r-.-Brands Lewis as Communist Leader CONVENTION HALL. HOUS- TON, Oct. Wil- liam Green of the American Fed- eration of Labor today charged in opening the organization's 58th convention that the National La- bor Relations board become an ally of the CIO" He also charged that John L. Lewis, head of the Commit- tee for Industrial Organization, Is 'leading- a dual movement which in 1924 he described to a congressional committee as "communistic." Speaking before hundreds of del- egates and to a nationwide radio Territory Over Cheers Interrupt Talk; Free Corps Accompanies Hitler EGER. Germany, Oct. army officials arrested six officers and men of the Czech army today at the Eger airfield. They ap- parently had returned to the field to see what was happen- ing after the Czech army with- drew from this area in advance of German occupation. By MELMX K. WHITELEATHER WITH THE GERMAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN SUDETENLAND, Oct. Hitler personally assumed power over this for- mer Czechoslovak territory in a triumphant military proces- sion today and declared that "never will this land be torn from the reich." Following his armies through the heart of Sudetenland. he made two stops to accept guardianship of all Sudeten to join "our march into a great German future." HATLEI) AS LIBERATOR At W.'lcienau, on the frontier, S I- deten Nazi Leader Konrad Henlein symbolically handed the entire Su- deten territory to him. At Eger he was welcomed by cheering inhabi- BERLTX, pet Wilhelm KeiteL commander-in- chief of the armed forces and Minister of Justice Franz Guertner issued a decree today providing that from October I, offenses against Germany in Sudeten territory will be tried by court martial. PARIS, Oct. (UP) Toscanini, orchestra leader consid- ered by many the world's greatest living musician, was reported "in bad" again with the Italian gov- ernment today and his whereabouts was not known. Toscanini's passport had been taken up by the police of -Milan. Italy, his home city, presumably to prevent his going to- the United States, where he has an engage- ment to lead a symphony orchestra in a series of radio concerts. A report originating there from a source close to his family said he j had left his home and had crossed without authority, into France, de- termined to sail for the United States Wednesday any cost." But though Toscanini is a. grade A celebrity well known and easily recognizable in any part of the [world, and though United Press cor- respondents were on the alert for were no reports of him without passport, and, therefore in Southern France. DEFENDING Chamberlain Lauds FDR Duff Cooper Flays Accord WHAT GOES UP COMES DOWN-AT RODEO Scenes like the nformal dis- mounting above will be high- lights of the Buetler Brothers rodeo, which is to present the first of six performances at the West Texas Free fair tonight at 8 o'clock. Resigned Cabinet Member Weeps In Denunciation Prime Minister Chamberlain today acclaimed the contribu- tion of President Roosevelt to last week's negotiations which averted a European war. "The voice of the most powerful nation in the world" spoke across the sea to sway Europe's statesmen to ways of peace, declared Cham- berlain in his defense in i case was of such to consider the compromise needed. was A. A. Maxwell Funeral Held BUFFALO GAP. Oct. of Albert Alexander Maxwell, resi- dent of Buffalo Gap since 1919, was held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'- clock at the family residence here. Homer Hailey, minister of the Highland Church of Christ at Abi- lene officiated. Burial was in Buffa- lo Gap cemetery under direction of Jenkins funeral home of Tuscola. Mr Maxwell was born April 19. 1856, at Birmingham. Ala., and! moved to Menard county. Texas, as j a youth. He was married to Effie i Reynolds Nov. 17, 1888. j Surviving Mr. Maxwell are his and 12 children. Thej- include Mrs. Carl Russell. Rowlett, Texas: Mrs, M..A. Harris. Hobbs, N. M.- Mrs Charles McKee, Wann, Okla.; Mrs. Arthur Armes, Goodland' Okla.; Mrs. W. W. Stephens, Tusco- la; Hazel and Allie Maxwell, Buffa- lo Gap; W. K. Maxwell, Galena Park, Texas: J. A. Maxwell. Kla- math Falls. Ore.; J. B. Maxwell. Klamath Falls. Ore.: George and Ike Maxwell. Buffalo Gap. Mrs. _ John L. Kincaid of Buffalo Gap. and Mrs. John Sands of Abilene are j nieces. Pallbearers were B. K. Brookre- son, John Scoggins. Terrell Tally, A. B. Tally, Glen Johnson. R. D. Toney. has emerged from the labor war with a membership of 5.000.000, the largest in its history. He described the federation as the greatest bul- wark against the invasion of foreign isms into the national political and economic life. tants and formally took the Sudeten aimed blistering j capital into his expanding Ger- many. Through the 17-mile ride from Dildenau at Eger, Hitler was acclaimed as a liberator. The fuehrer rode the entire distance standing in an open automobile, his face'solemn and bis arm ever raised in salute. Hitlers first half in his new do- main was at Haslau, where he in- spected anti-aircraft and anti-tank companies drawn up in the former Czechoslovak free corps no man's land. Eger duplicated the reception giv- ea to him along the route. After the ceremony at the market square, he x'isited the house where Prince of Wallenstein, generalisrimo of the Hapsburg army in the Thirty Years' war. was killed by an assassin Feb- ruary 25. 1934. The prince was a forerunner of Hitler in advocating any sacrifice Judge Davidson Calls Federal Court Docket Fall term of federal court opened here today with Judge T. Whifc- field Davidson calling a heavy civil case docket and disposing of one criminal case in which the defendant pleaded guilty. There were 49 civil cases called by George W. Parker, district clerk. Thirty-four cases were set during th'e next three weeks. Seven cases were continued, five passed, three dismissd and one transferred to the Fort Worth district. Horace A. Alexander of Sweetwater pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing and selling counterfeit coins. He was assessed a fine of to be remitted, and a sentence See HITLER, Pjr. S, CoL 5 Truck Strike Ends NEW YORK, Oct. A truck strike which for a while par- alyzed commerce in the greater! New York area was settled today! when the Highway Transport as- j sociation, representing the only group of employers who had not come to terms with their drivers, signed a contract with the Inter- national Brotherhood of Team- sters. Alfred to Make Houston Home AUSTEN, Oct James V. Alfred announced to- day he would reside in Houston after his term as governor ex- pired. He has been appointed jndfe of a new U. S. district court in South Texas. of 90 days in jail on the first count. On the second count he was given a fine of SI. to be remitted, and three years in Leavenworth, pro- bated for five years. COUNTERFEIT CASE TOPS G. W. Holmes ana Bill Riley, Abilene negroes charged with pos- j session of non-tax paid liquor first i pleaded not guilty. Because of a i conflict in the charge the case was i passed until the afternoon session. Riley. represented by J. P. Stinson, Abilene lawyer, reconsidered his I plea, pleaded guilty and asked the i mercy of the court. i Topping the criminal docket, j where approximately 15 cases i will be tried, is the case Against i Wylie C. Bullard, Clem F. Mc- Dow, Dillard L. Lane, Eli Wheeler. Ramilfo Delgadfflo, Clayton Clifton Billiard, Circe Jean Hartman and Lillie Farris Shields, charged with passing approximately in counterfeit bills in Texas and Louisiana, Dist. Atty. Clyde Eastus said all persons charged were to plead guilty except Delgadillo. Eastus also said that the bills were simi- lar to those passed by Jack Lavorn and Claude Nevins. now serv- ing sentences 2b years each. La- 'vorn and Nevins were convicted in Abilene about 18 months ago. Naturalization petitions will be heard Tuesday afternoon at p. m. The Abilene DAR organization has asked permission to broadcast the cases over the local radio station. Another case expected to interest j in the world could make itsc'" heard Abilenians -will be that of J. Carl! across 3.000 miles of ocean and sway Fowler, who is charged with ob- the mines of ir.en said taining money by false and fraudu- i the prime minister. ent means. Eastus charges Fowler j forged the names of children on j insurance applications, sent the na- j tional headquarters, of a fraternal! Likely tO n-rtfrs ft TO r ii-vn BERLIN, Oct. trade treaty with the United States emerges as one of the new goals i before Germany, now that Czecho- house of commons of the Munich Slovak Sudetenland has been won j four-power accord for the dismem- in i berment of Czechoslovakia. j I DUFF COOPER ATTACKS j i The prime minister angrily tossed j back cries of at his crit- I ics and announced an immediate i loan for dismembered j Czechoslovakia. j "The prayers of millions were j answered" by the Munich Chamberlain declared. The prime minister replied to a bitter denunciation of his bargain with the dictators by Alfred Duff Cooper, wtr quit Saturday as first lord of the admiralty and who broke into" bitter sobbing when be de- clared the Munich terms "stuck in my throat." Chamberlain paid tributes to President Roosevelt and to his fel- low signatories of the Munich agreement. Reichsfuehrer Hitler and Premiers Mussolini and Dala- dier. "The messages of President Roosevelt, so fairly and yet so per- suasively made, showed how the voice of the most powerful nation Ladies and West Texas fair for 1938, the biggest entertainment program Abilene has offered the Abi- lene country in a half century of regional entertainment. The exposition, only a few hours old, is in full swing. the pride of Abilene's industry, the handiwork of its the achevements of Taylor, Jones and Callahan county farm women, the products of West Texas soil, Here- ford cattle from the finest ranches in the state, poultry and other livestock second to none PIONEERS ENTER FIRST On the and rides to the stirring music of the cal- liopes. day visitors seein- the six-day program off to a record start. Pioneers of tMs section of- ficially gave the fair Us send- off at 1 o'clock as golden rib- bons barring the entrance were clipped, and the old-timers who saw the first regional fair launched here in ?88 were mak- ing merry ajain. By 2 o'clock, the center of at- tention had shifted to Ihe grand- stand, where opening day throngs were witnessing Abilene's "introduc- tion to midget automobile racing. At the same hour, Afailenians were all set to meet a Colorado delega-. tion carrying banners of the Prom- ising company. This official was to be staged at First and Sayles boulevard, with the Mitchell countians to proceed im- mediately to Fair Park for spudding of the Oil companv's No. 1 City' oX. Abilene Fair CATTLE JUDGING TUESDAY At 8 p. m., the rodeo. Beutier Brothers were here with more "than a hundred head of rodeo stocS, all set for the initial performance. That, in briei, is opening day of the West Texas Free Fair. Take a look at the Tuesday calendar. Abilene will have many visitors on. Fisher, Jones and Stonewall counties are receiving the honors, with the designation of Tuesday as their day. They will share the occasion with Abilene bloodless victoT j Christian college, and rural school Economic supremacv in the Bal- i chfldren of West Texas- Attendance kans and understanding with exPected w mount> France are others attractions: Sudeten occunation marked Hereford show judges ai in the morning in the judging; arena thai center the automo- bile building which houses the Herefords not To avoid undue traffic con- gestion at entrances to the West Texas Free fair grounds on South Seventh street, fair officials have announced the following gate designations: Gate 1, first into the fair grounds. east of the auditorium, is the gate to the parking lot. It is for use of persons who to park their automobiles while attending the fair. Pri- vate automobiles are not to be allowed in the grounds proper. 'Gate 2, just. of the audi- torium, is for taxis, buses, and emergency use. Gate 3, adjoin- ing the zoo, is for heavy trans- portation. Unnumbered gates immediately in front of the au- ditorium are for use "by pedes- trians only. General information head- quarters will be near the Exhi- bition building, immediately in front of the West Texas Utili- ties sound booth. Mary Harriet Sayles will be in charge. AH lost children, information, and publicity are to be gathered at the information booth. The booth also will be headquarters for all visiting delegations. Ticket windows for the mid- get automobile races were to open at 1 will be 50 and 25 cents. Germans Seek Trade Treaty organization. Barcelona Raided BARCELONA. Oct. PRAGUE, Oct. I ganization of the government of i Premier Gen. Jan Syrovy appeared tOQay 45 Czechoslovakia ne- African Mariner and slightly dam aging the Britisher steamer Lake Geneva. The -Reporter-News wishes to apologize for a typographical error that appeared in the heading over a. news item in Sunday's issue re- porting the death of Mr. Maxwell. 100 Killed JERUSALEM, Gfct. More than 100 Arabs were killed in .Palestine in with British troops over the weekend, autMiri- estimated today. MERCY SLAYER ASKS ONLY 10 ATTEND WIFE'S FUNERAL MINEOLA, N. Y., Oct. to stand trial for the "mercy killing" of his wife if authorities so decree, Harry C. Johnson asked just one boon to attend her funeral. "It's the thing in this world left for me to the 65- year-old retired gasolir-s dis- tributor said as he awaited in a hospita; r-tcome of scientific frestls upon which his fate rests. The question faced by au- thorities was: Did 67-year-old Jennie Johnson die of gas poi- soning or from the effects of a stomach cancer which made her last days on earth so miserable that she asked her husband to kill her? Dr. Theodor J. Curphey, Nassau county medial 'Exam- iner, said after an autopsy yes- terday'that Mrs. Johnson would have died soon even if her hus- band had not decided to make her passing a merciful one. Dr. Abraham W. Freidrich, county toxocologist. was instructed to faake a blood test today to ienninft the extent of gas poi- soning, v Johnson, himself suffering from a heart malady, made no At- tempt to conceal his act TWo years ago, he said, doctors in- formed 'him Mrs. Johnson had but vf. In recent he saidXshe had asked, to put her ouf' Of her misery. Tor five sleepless consulted Saturday days and nights he with his conscience, he made his decision. Johnson attached a garden hose to a gas jet in the base- ment of their Hewlett, N. Y., home and the other. end to his wife's bed room. "Go m sleep, fce told her. "You'll be aP righV' he to the base- ment and opened the jet. Htf. waited until he shf dead and flee. T j that taken by Germany Poland. i Prague newspapers reported that j contemplated changes would leave j. Syrovy as premier but return mem- bers of the former cabinet of Pre- mier Milan Eodza to posts of im-, portance. Hodza probably would be a member of the reorganized cabi- net, which would include more Slo- vaks. between the cabinofc and the army would con- tinue. abroad that Presi-1 dent Eduard Benes would resign; discounted here. J the second time in less than seven j months that the nation's border! i had been moved forward. Austria I j was the first. j I Germans reckoning of the future j generally saw in the Munich four- I power agreement for partitioning j Czechoslovakia and in the British-.J i German pledge not to war against t each other a new morning in Euro- j pean relations. j It appears, however, that colon- j ies have been relegated to the back- ground momentarily. It is said. unofficially, that Chancellor Hitler and Prime Min- ister Chamberlain touched the question but briefly. Germany's interest at appears primarily centered upon of the Bal- kans as far down as Turkey and including Hungary, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, all of which countries Economics Minister Walther Funk visited on a recent tour. this year. Automobile 3e grandstand. at 2 o'clock at These are packed Race No. 7 is taxggea. out tne COntest of The Weather and v-cinitv: Fair, continued warns tonight Tuesday- West r, conuaued warm to- FAIR Dhy thermometer Wet thermometer Relative husiiditv 12 Sur.ri.oe Sunset tr.. S7 67 SO 60 55 S3 IS 46 20 COTTON FESTIVAL OPENS j Joe Reichman and his orchestra j at the fair park auditorium at i o'clock in the afternoon, first of j his concerts which will build up to i the Texas Cotion Festival corona- tion at 8 p. in. Wednesday. I Royal Cotton parade at 5 i o'clock. Scores of decorated j floats will join in street page- antry which is expected to take i the attention away from the j fair grounds for a brief period. j Beutier brothers roceo again at i 8 p. m. at the grandstand. i Texas Cotton Festival intro- i duction and Joe Reichman and i his band at S p. m. in the au- ditorium. j Festival dance, first of two, i 10 p. m. Hotel Wooten. The visitors are coining from all directions for the Tuesday festivi- ties. From Knox City comes the word to Bob Cannon, fair publicity i director, that a bus load of guests from there will be Abilene bound earlv tomorrow. NO PIONEER PARADE Up at Haskell. Ralph Duncan, chamber of commerce secretary, was completing today the round- up of a Haskell county motorcade which will move in on time for all afternoon anc evening features. The county delegations See FAIR, Pg. 8, Col. 5 Cowboys it Texof of the Hardin-Simmqpe .football training camp fall aire the Texas theater as part of the Fox Movie- tone. Ssveral sijits of the players in Cowboy regala are fl the pic- ture, Arsenic in Pudding: Mass Tummy Ache HAGERSTOWX, Md.. Oct. today sought to determine the source of arsenic which was introduced with dis- jistrous results into 284 pounds of kind ,of meat Only 80 powds of the ponhaus was sold before the first vic- tims began calling for medical aid. The rest was confiscated by health officials. Before purchasers of the 80 pounds could be warned, however, 78 persons had eaten enough to require medical care. Dr. W. R. Cameron, city health officer, said examination of the product showed had been added at the-time the pon- at zneating plant.
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