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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas YgnkeesJTgkeSecond jtrgight_OnjgUSIugjpngOuaiagt: Near World Series Victory See Page 2 WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER Ch VOL. LVlll. NO. 129. WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKfCNDS OR FOES WE IT AFL Votes To Assess Special Organizing Fee Convention Averts Split By Seating ITU Delegation HOUSTON, Oct. gates to Ihe American Federation of Labor convention, facing pros- pect of more Intense rivalry with Ihe c. I. o. In Ihe Industrial field, voted unanimously today to retain for another year a special assess- ment Jor p.xpaiided organization work. Recommendation of the execu- tive council that the continue Ihe levy of one cent a member a month, was Federation officials estimated the levy would raise close to to finance the extension of the A. F. of L. organizing drive, not only In the craft unions, but In fields where Industrial unionism Is suit- able, such as cement, aluminum manufacture, textiles chemical, lumber and agriculture. Applauding the federation's or- ganization drive in the past 12 months which cost the A. F. of L. President William Green assured the delegates they could "look forward to even greater gains In the next year." REFUSED ASSESSMENT The convention leaders brought the special assessment matter to a vote after the convention agreed earlier in the day to conditionally approve the disputed credentials of the International Typographical union delegates, whose organiza- tion had refused to pay the as- sessment, Responding to the plea of A. F. of L. President William Green not (o force Ihe prlntm' union out of the federation, Vie convention voted unani- mously to seat the I. T. U. delegates "on probation" until Ihey decide by a membership referendum whether they pay up a special asmsment levied rear "to as an irtermith of the, split with C. I. O. The. A. F. of L. constitution pro- s-Ides that any affiliated union three months In mean on dues or assessment payments "shall become suspended from membership." To avoid an arbitrary setting aside or Ihe constitutional provis- ion. Green and Claude G. Baker, new president of the ITU, appealed to the convention to seat (he dele- Bates until the referendum recent- ly initiated by the Chicago ITU local settles the Ion? standing con- troversy over payment of the spec- ial assessment. The credentials committee rec- ommended seating the ITU delega- tion, and Green threw his force be- hind temporary settlement by shouting, to the convention: "We are not so foolish In these days when a dual seces- sion movement is facing us, as lo drive the ITU out of the Anferlran Federation of labor. By extending a helping hand lo the ITU we will confound See Tf. 5, CoL 5 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORN ING, OCTOBER 7, 1938.-FOURTEEN PAGES" WITH DAY'S CLIMAX AT EAGLE STADIUM- PRICE FIVE CENTS Abilene School Kids Take Over Fair Today FIRST OF KIKm UEI n IkJ USECT-rev ir Haskell, Cisco FIRST OF KIND HELD IN WEST TEXAS- TEAM PULLS EQUIVALENT OF 10 TONS TO WIN FAIR CONTEST A span of S.aSD-pound horses owned by Jake Rhodes of Haw- ley chugged by the West Texas fair grandsland yesterday with pounds for top honors in the first team pulling contest held in West Texas. The feature, one of the many offered at the free fair, was staged between horse races and completed after the final gal- lop. The winning team, seven year olds, only had to budge the dynamometer at the pound mark lo win. Then to show it was no accident. Rhodes, who uses the horses as a snapper learn in the oil field, pulled the -xf'a 100 pounds for exhibi- tion. However, the most courage- ous and thrilling demonstra- tion was put on by a lightweight team owned and driven by Roy W. Cowan, Rochester farmer. The team, weighing only 2.034 pounds, pulled pounds the necessary 27 feet, six Inches. Then they moved half of that distance with 1.700 pounds be- fore bogging down. The lightweight contest was won by a team or mules owned by L. M. Crawford of Tye. How- ever, the mules welshed 2.390 pounds. The entire rooting section was for Cowan's little team. One of Ihe animals wss 21 years old and the other 15. and the lat- only weighed 936 pounds. It was a marvelous exhibition and there is no doubt but the WITHOUT RESORTING TO PLEBISCITE- See CONTEST, Pj. 5, Col. 7 TEXAN CHARGED WITH FEED ING BODIES TO ALLIGATORS New Cashier Named FT Merkel Bank MERKEL. Oct. Direc- tors of (lie Farmers State bank in Merkel issued the following state- ment Thursday morning- "Mr. Joe P. Self has resigned his position as cashier of our bank and the directors have elected as his successor Mr. W. A. Whltley. "We regret to lose the services of Mr. Self, but think Mr. Whitley Is capable as he has had considerable experience." Whitley, who assumed his duties Wednesday, has been engaged in ;he banking business in Arlington past two years. the "aS Sm'Cd cashlcr rf T4Kk lhree >'ears- that he was not read) at this time (o announce his A weird story comes from San Antonio, Tex., of Joe Bail, a night club owner, and his pets alligators pictured above. Entertainers came to Ball's club, then mysteriously disappeared. The last of these was Hazel Brown, shown top right. Police questioned lower right. When released, Ball committed suicide. Cliff Wheeler, a nejro, told police he had helped Ball kill Hazel Brown and then a man whose identity was kept secret said that he had sera Bali feed parts of other girls' bodies to his alligators. MUs Brown's torso was found in a shallow grave. Gorman Woman Killed In Crash STEPHENVtLLE. Oct. Mrs. T. S. Ross, 60, wife of the state representative from Gorman, Fas killed and four persons injured in an automobile-bus collision eijht ir.ilcs east of Stephenville tonight, Rep. Ross, driving the automo- bile, received chest injuries. R. c. Worthy, 36. of DC Leon, another occupant of Die Ross car. received a broken left arm. Injured ankle and body bruises. Two passengers on the Bowen bus were slightly Injured. Fascists Decree New Jew Bans Italo Grand Council Brands 'World Hebrewism As Hostile to Fascism' ROME. Oct. Fascist exiles has been !n some periods Areas Germany Claims No Threat Made Commission Sets New Zone To Be Occupied Monday BERLIN, Oct. Ger- man and Czechoslovak sources in- dicated tonight their countries might settle the issue of Sudeten- areas with mlxed Populations without resorting to a "plebiscite. The question of the mixed areas Is the next to be solved In the pro- gressive realization of the terms of the four-power Munich accord which marked out four zones In Czechoslovakia to be occupied by tomorrow by German troops-and the last of the zones was In process of occupation to-lay. It also empowered the intema- tonal commission to determine the remaining territory of prepon- derantly German character to be occupied ,by German soldiers by next Monday. The commission defined this area !a.5' n'8ht and !t estimated that it and the four zones granted at Munich would give Germany approximately square miles The next step under the Munich accord would be to determine ter- ritories which would vote in a plebiscite union with Germany or for staying with Czechoslovakia PROGRESS MADE But so favorable have negotia- tions progressed since yesterday's resignation of Eduard Benes as president of Czechoslovakia that prospects brightened for settling the question of the mixed areas without the necessity of a plebi- scue. It was stated emphatically that o threat ol any kind had been issued on the part of Germany to compel r-tion by the commission favorable to her. On the contrary, one nazi spokes- man said, "We would be fools to disturb an all around European un- derstanding now in the process of malting by hagjling over this or that village or this or that rural district." "Hitler again and again has stat- he wants no a nazi par- ty spokesman raid. therefore. grand council ended a midnight ses- sion early today by issuing a sweep- Ing series of regulations limiting 192 EW MEXICO: rlonj. TEJirrAmREs P. r.A Mrs B V council menibf.- Garden, dairy, orchard me.it iSod a'e 'UtPd tht chief 'or The Lnion food b, R. il-.i-d l.a for pace, also went cf with a J pint cl hJ3 r- '--h cal- ,s w bii-ar.35. c.r Ix.r K-ixfs of cr "0 or l.D etc. Pictured are Der.al COT and Mrs c. Lee. cou-wi! 'worLe"
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