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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 8, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas 15,000 Idle, Auto Wooers’ Strike for 32^Hour Week Brings Threat of Another Walkout - - See Page 3—  — -r : :   —- ___ I WEST TEXA?I HEWSPAPER Efje gttrilew Reporter “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE IU! YGUR WORLD EXACTI.Y AS IT GOES "-Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL LV III, NO. 130. DMM rrw (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8,. 1938—flGHT PAGES Associated Press < AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS Traveling Men Launch Final Day of Fair Officials Hope To Dodge Deficit By Day's Receipts Today is Loyalty Day for the West Texas Free Fair. It is the final day of the 1938 exposition. During the day the fair’s receipts must be considerably greater than for any preceding day if the show is to be closed at midnight without a deficit. Therefore, no passes will be honored for grandstand attractions md a1! Abilene is urged to turn out to make this the biggest day of any day of any year at the West Texas Fair. Traveling men of West Texas launched the final day’s activities at the fair here this morning. Their downtown parade at 10:30 a. rn. and a barbecue at noon on the fair grounds started a schedule of events that was to bring the 1038 exposition to the grand finale with Buetler brothers’ rodeo performance at 8 o’clock and the Traveling Men’s dance at 9 p. rn. at Hotel Wooten. FEED 600 Preparations were made by the Abilene chamber of commerce to feed 600 persons at the traveling mens barbecue. Congresman Clyde L. Garrett was guest of honor. All exhibit buildings were opened at 9 a. rn. At the same time traveling men began registering at the Grace. Hilton, New Fincher and Wooten hotels. The last of three daily programs of horse racing was scheduled for 2 p. rn., the final rodeo performance at 8 p. rn. Today is also 4-H club and Future Farmer Day. and a special day for farmers and ranchmen of West Texas. With one day of rest for all the ponies and two for some of them. a full card In each of the six races was assured this afternoon. One of the most closely eon-tested events was due to be the saddle horse race. Giles White's horse won the first day and finished second to Yester Parrish's pony the second day, and today it ll be a fight from start to finish between those ponies. Beginning at 8 o'clock tonight Cowboys who have contested ll weeks in Beutler Brothers rodeo will shoot the works In the final contest, as they will be out for average money. Many of the perfoTmers have been eliminated from the average, and they will ride hard for the day premiums. Dub Phillips turned in the best steer wrestling time last night with 13.4 seconds. Jimmie Olsen of Pampa was second In 18 seconds, and Roy Ross was third. LaVaga White of Abilene topped calf ropers last night with a time of 25 seconds. S G. Russell of Merkel was second in 27. There was a two-day tie of 42 seconds between Vester Parrish and Giles White. BRITAIN SEES NEW EUROPEAN CRISIS IN TROUBLE FROM START. PROMISING OIL SELLS OUT FAIR PARK WILDCAT The Promising Oil company is selling out. Beset with legal entanglements, labor trouble, motor trouble'and red bed cavings, the company’s No. I City of Abilene Fair Park has made little progress in the past two days. So, tonight, the exhibition wildcat oil test on the midway of the West Texas free fair will be turned over to Paul Murray, head of the Wright-Black Oil company, Murray, driller for the Wheeler Drilling company which is now on contract for sinking the Lawson Petroleum company et a1 No. I B. E Bell, another Taylor county wildcat test four miles north of Abilene, will take over at 7:30 o'clock tonight and attempt to complete the Fair Park well as a producer before the 1938 West Texas Free fair closes. The Wright-Black Oil company is composed of the day crew on tour today at the Lawson test. The crew will don blackface and wigs for work, and finish up the test spudded Monday as the Promising Oil company's first actual operation. If production is not obtained in commercial quantity by midnight, stigma of a dry hole will therefore not be marked up against the Colorado firm— which deals in “the oil of good will toward men.” TO ENFORCE PEACE PACT- Italy Calls Spanish Troops Out OLDEST MAN ON PENSIONS LIST IS DEAD WEIMAR, Oct. 8—(UP) The name of Frank Kainer, 105, believed to have been the oldest white man in Texas, was removed today from the top of the Texas old age pension list, "Grandpa'' Kainer died yesterday, less than two and a half months after the death of his aged wife Gov. James V. All-red personally had presented Kainer with the first old age pension check Issued in Texas. This Oughta Work PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8— (JP\— Alphonso de Jesse declared he said "aska wanan jinska boo'' night and day for a week or more as prescribed by a woman "doctor'—but it didn't cure his stomach ulcers. He testified at a hearing at which Mrs. Josephine Sadita was held in 82.500 bail for the grand jury on charges of practicing medicine without a ’icense. Wile Sure Ball Killer of One EAN ANTONIO. Oct. 8—(UP) -Dolores Goodman Ball told authorities today she often watched her husband feed cats and dogs to his pet alligators Just as he did the dismembered bodies of women he had made love to and killed. Mrs. Ball, third wife of a tavern keeper whose love life included affairs with so many women that it was impossible to trace them all, said she knew there was “some-| thing fishy" about the way Joe Ball acted. "But I loved him,” she said. “I knew he had killed one woman. He told me he had, and I waited in the car for him while he visited her grave a year and a half ago." There may have been others, probably were, she said. As to how many, or what Ball did with their bodies, she was as mystified as officers. She went with state highway patrolmen to the sand dunes near Corpus Christi bay to look for the body of Minnie Gotthardt. After an unsuccessful search the party returned here, and Mrs- Ball was held in jail as a material witness. An unidentified neighbor of Ball’s saw him feed the body of another woman to his alligators. A third victim was found last week, her body buried in a shallow grave on the bank of the San Antonio river. Golfer Weds WASHINGTON, Oat 8.—(/Pl—A romance begun three years ago on Southern golf links today brought Horton Smith, top flight professional. and Barbara L. Bourne to the 'iltar of a tiny church nestling in the heart of the Berkshire hills. Bell-Tolling Negro First in Ducat Line NEW YORK. Oct. 8.—(UP) — John Green, 62-year-old negro who claims to work in the United States mint, was first in line when the sale of bleacher seats for the third world serie- game opened today. Green, with a two-pound bell he will toll every time the Yankees get a hit. took up his vigil in front of the ticket window at I p. rn. yesterday and he had no company until late last night. “I ain't missed a world series game since 1928,” said Green, GETS LAST CHANCE TONIGHT Step to Affed 10,000 Soldiers Mussolini Takes First Move for British Accord ROME, Oct. 8.—(UP)—Italy is withdrawing all its Spanish civil war troops who have served in Spain more than 18 consecutive months, it was announced today. How many men would be affected, or how many actually were in Spain with the nationalist army, was not disclosed. EXPECT 10.000 TO LEAVE An official communique announcing the withdrawal was issued as from Salamanca, Spain. It said: "Gen. Francisco Franco is preparing for the immedaite repatriation of Italian volunteers who have been in Spain more than 18 consecutive months. "Nationalist Spain through this substantial withdrawal of volunteers is contributing in an efficient manner to the establishment of international faith, besides satisfying in this way the desires expressed by the nonintervention committee." Some quarters reported that the withdrawal would Include about 10.000 men and it was added, Ii those quarters, that there were probably about 30,-000 Italian troops in Spain. Some experts said that Italy could repatriate soldiers at the rate of 400 a day. By his action today, Premier Benito Mussolini took th? first step toward concluding arrangements to bring the British-Italian friendship agreement into effect. Great Britain, in proposals made this week, demanded that a substantial proportion of Italian troops be withdrawn from Spain before the agreement was made effective. Disarmament Talks Labelled Premature I BERLIN. Oct. 8.— jP)—All international talk and hopes about any disarmament plans Adolf Hitler may have were branded "decidedly premature” today by a foreign office I spokesman. “Our top men and those who de-: termine foreign policies in other capitals have so many immediate things to worry about that the armaments question Ls necessarily in the background,” the official asserted. Flames Threaten Entire Texas Town ARP. Oct. 8.—iUP)—Fire which had threatened to spread throughout the entire town of Arp was brought under control today through the combined efforts of firemen from Arp, Tyler, Overton and Sinclair City. Several business houses were destroyed. Most of them were of frame construction, however, and it was believed that the financial loss would not be great. Testimony Heard In Damage Suit Testimony in the case of Mrs. Bessie Vernon et a1 vs. H. G. ^Moreland was being continued in federal court today. Mrs. yernon. resident of Oklahoma, Is asking $49,000 and costs from Moreland. The suit alleges that Mrs. Vernon's husband died as a result of injuries received May 17, J936, when the truck on which he was riding was allegedly sideswiped by a truck owned bt Moreland. THEY'RE DUE TO TOSS 'EM UP IN THIRD SERIES GAME Clay Bryant, tall righthander of the Chicago Cubs, will face the Yankee firing squad in the third game of the world series in New York. Here he is with his wife as they left Chicago for New York Against Bryant will be Monte Pearson (right), who takes on some food to give him a little more strength as he travels toward New York. ANGERED BY TOBIN AFL Weighs Peace Plea Here’* the kind of action you see when one of batler brothers’ famous bucking steers goes Into action at the Wert Texas fair rodeo. And tonight is the last chance to ace such action. • 9 The fins' of six perforir.flhces will be unreeled begging at 8 o’closk. The steers are so tough that only four riders qftiified last night. _ j>    ® <s> £    •    9 The Weather Abient and Vicinity— Part* cloudy to-night and Sunday; continued warm ..S.'*1 Texa*    Of    loot* Meridian Mostly cloudy, probably    thunder showers in west and north portions tonight and Sundav. East Texas— Kraft of jOOth Meridian Partly cloudy tonight dlI Sundav. con-^pued warm Highest temperature yesterday, $4; low-•>t this morning, so. rn . Dallas Fair Opens Its Jubilee Celebration Expecting Million to Pass Through Gates DALLAS, Oct. 8.—(/Pi—The state fair of Texas, anticipating an attendance of more than 1.000.000 for its 16-day run, opened its golden jubilee celebration today. Unveiling of a monument to the founders of the fair and to the Texas press was the initial feature with J. J. Eckford, a fair director, in charge of the ceremonies. Speakers included U. S. Sen. Tom Connally. The Texas-Oklahoma football game was expected to bring the attendance to 100.000. breaking all records for opening day. • M’MURRY STUDENTS CIRCULATE PETITIONS TO RETAIN BRABHAM Leaders Promise 400 Signatures Asking Board to Reject President's Resignation Answer Due Also to FDR Student petitions were circulating today on the McMurry collegei campus, the signers Joining in a movement to request that the college board of trustees retain Dr. Thomas W Brabham as president of the institution. Dr - Brabham tendered his forma! resignation to the executive committee of the board Friday afternoon. and it was accepted. PROMISE 400 NAMES There’ had been rumors through the week that Brabham was planning to give up the McMurry presidency to return to an active pastorate. Formal announcement brought action from students in the form of tile petitions, dormitory men apparently leading in ’the *iovement There were 225 signers at IO o’clock this morning. Student    said    they would have 400 nam™ by ^bemoon and that the petitions would then be presented trustees. The executive board has ac cepted Brabham's resignation to become effective December I, but final action lies with (he Methodist consence board of education, to convene November 17. ^Appointment of the head of McMurry is announced each year along with the pastorate alignments made by the bishop for all Northwest Texas Methodism. A committee was named yesterday by Dr. W. M. Murrell, president of the McMurry board, to select a successor to Brabham. Members are W J. Fulwiler. H. O. Wooten, E. R. McDaniel. Dr. O. P. Clark of ^Lubbock and the Rev. C R. Hoot-en of Plainview. Fulwiler is chairman, but he was out of the city today and date of Uie committee's conference could not be learned. A meeting was expected shortly. “When I left the ministry to become president of TWC at Fort Worth, I made a vow that I would See BRABHAM, Pf. I, Col I HOUSTON, Oct. 8— (UP)— Angry, tight-lipped members of the ‘American Federation of Labor's executive council meet in special session today to discuss a stern warning that continued fighting with the Com-mittee for Industrial Organization will precipitate a rank-and-file rebellion. From Daniel W Tobin, hard-fisted boss of the teamsters, the largest union in the federation, came a threat of open revolt if the 'A. F. of L. did not attempt ; to set labor’s house in order immediately. Tobin infuriated his ; colleagues on the council yesterday when he boldly called on the federations convention to demand new peace moves with the C. I. O. There was no assurance the council. whose* decisions govern 5,000.000 workmen, would settle the issue today. A responsible federation offi-1 cial promised, however, that before adjournment next week the convention would give a clear and unmistakable answer to Tobin and to President Roosevelt who made a personal plea for an armistice. A clear-cut expression of a desire to restore harmony in labor's ranks and of a willingness to co-I operate in references toward that end, is virtually certain to be placed before the convention for approval. 1 Likew ise, the council is expected to emphasize even more st ongly the position it took in its 'annual report that John L Lewis, head of the C. I O, must accept full responsibility for breaking off peace conferences last October and thus pros'long the strife. England Sends Hungarians and Poles Warning Duce Is Believed Ready to Support Cession Demands LONDON, Oct. 8.—(UP) — Great Britain fears the possibility of a new, grave European crisis as the result of Polish and Hungarian demands for a portion of Czechoslovak territory calculated to give them a common frontier, it was learned today. Britain has warned botn Poland and Hungary' against seeking to dismember Czechoslovakia. TO PRESS DEMANDS Reliable quarters said that Poland. in reply to this warning has intimated to the government that it was determined to give the fullest possible support lb Hungary’s claim for immediate cession of Czechoslovak Ruthenia. Such ces-; sion would give Poland and Hungary' a common frontier, cut Czechoslovakia off from her little entente ally. Rumania and form a strong J barrier between Germany and Rus-I sia. It was understood that the Polish intimation was sent to London after a PolLsh-Hungarian c o n f e rence Thursday at Warsaw. At this conference. it was reported, the Polish and Hungarian representatives de-cided to press immediately for ces-i sion of sufficient Czechoslovak territory t'- join their frontiers. To make the threat of trouble more serious, it was reported in reliable diplomatic quarters here that Italy probably would support Poland and Hungary in their demands, despite Indications that Germany was opposed to them. The reason for the government's I new anxiety over Czechoslovakia after its agreement to the country's dismemberment in the Interests of nazi Germany, was that as part of the Munich agreement, Great Britain and France promised to guarantee Czechoslovakia's new frontiers. POLITE GESTURE THEN This was a commitment taken for the first time by Britain. Previously the government had promised only to support France if France went to the aid of Czechoslovakia against a German attack. When the Munich agreement was signed, and the delegates of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy alike saw a rainbow of peace in the diplomatic skies of Europe, this pledge seemed but a polite gesture of Ctecho-siovakia—one that would cost nothing. But now, it was understood the government feared that what was called a “difficult situation” might arise if Poland and Hungary threatened to use forcible means to get their demands for cession of Czechoslovak Ruthenia or part of Slovakia so that they could have a common frontier. Thus, conceivably, the situation might develop in such a way that Berlin and France would have to validate their pledge to protect Czechoslovakia’s frontier, or alternately, suffer the embarrassment of finding an exit. Leading Market MAY SEE AGAIN The c nea from the eye of a rabbit, transplanted to the blinded eye of Frank L. Hoffman, above, of Hagerstown, Md., enables him to distinguish between light and dark, and, it Is hoped, will eventually restore full vision. The delicate operation on the 61-year-old farmer was performed by Dr. Paul N. Fleming, who said success or failure would not be known for several weeks. Vienna Nazis, Catholics Riot Outbreak Climax To Growing Strife Between Factions VIENNA. Oct. 8 (UP>—An angry | demonstration in which Roman Catholic youths and nazi partisans fought in historic St. Stefen’s palace last night was ended by police when it threatened to assume th* proportipns of a riot. Several persons were injured and several were arrested in free-for-all fights which marked a Climax to Rowing differences between th* Catholic church and the nazi government. NAZIS START HECKLING Cardinal Innitzer, archbishop of Vienna and head of the Catholic hierarchy in Austria, was delivering in old St. Stefan’s cathedral the strongest sermon he had ever made against government interference with the church. Outside, in the great square, were massed thousands of Catholics who could not get Into the ca-i thedral, which was jammed to the doors. Nazi partisans began hecking persons in the crowd. The Catholics began shouting: "Christus Heil” “Our faith is our God.” Spontaneously, members of the assemblage began singing religious songs. Shouts of the faithful, and the | ringing chorus whose songs echoed in the great square attracted more jiazis, and nazi sympathizers. They organized a counter-demonstration and shouted: “Sieg heil.” (Hail victory), “Our faith is Germany’-” “To Dachau with Innitzer.” Dachau is the principal German nazi concentration camp where political prisoners are held. The service ended with the cardinal retiring to his home just aa fights began to break out in the square. “up Forecast Rises On Cotton Crop NEW YORK. Oct, 8- F>—Leading stocks again pushed upward in today's early market dealings. At an active opening gains running to a point were posted for j Montgomery Ward, U. S. Steel, I Bethlehem, Goodyear. Southern Pacific, N. Y. Central, General Electric and Loew s. Business news. on the whole, continued as a sustaining market in-1 fluence. Encouraging w as the statement of Montgomery Ward disclosing that, despite the war scare and some bad, shopping weather during September, the company's dollar sales volume topped the same 1937 month by nearly three per cent. Admits Drinking, Denies He's Drunk A man who insisted he was not drunk last night although he admitted drinking a “hearty half pint of gin” pleaded not guilty in corporation court today. Case was passed until 5 p. rn. today by Judge E. M. Overshiner. I Another man charged with drunk- > enness was fined $5. Bond of $5 was I forfeited on a similar count. WASHINGTON, Oct. 8.— (UP) — The Agriculture department today forecast a 1938 cotton crop of 12,-212,000 bales. A month ago it estimated production at 11,825,000 bales. The crop board reported 6,578,313 bales ginned to October I, compared with 8,260,071 bales ginned the same date last year. Ginnings to September I, this year, totaled 1,133.745 bales. Harvest conditions at the beginning of this month were reported 66 per cent of normal September I. The board estimated the yield per acre on 26,449,000 acres to be harvested at 221.1 pounds of lint cotton. The estimated yield was th* second highest on record, exceeded only in 1937. Robbed in Elevator FORT WORTH, Oct. 8.—(UP)— E. S. Weidruff, treasurer for a cleaning company, was robbed of a $300 payroll here today in an elevator of a bank building. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 8, 1938