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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WIST TEXAS' OWM HEWJMPER VOL, LV111, NO. 131. Acclaim Free Fair 'Greatest' In West Texas 'It's Here To President 'Jefferies Declares Acclaimed the greatest and most successful fair ever in West Texas, the West Texas Free fair closed last night after a week's run, ATTEND Six day.1; of cnterlaiomcnt and ex- hibHIne of industrial, commercial and agricultural product, that at- tracted more than 130.000 We-st fair officials estimated last night. "We are extremely pleased with the fnlr." H. Jefferies. fair as- sociation president, said last night In closing the books on the 1838 fair, "and already are making plans for a bigger and better one In 1839. Tlic West Texas Free fair is here to "Die accounting of finances Is not yet complete." he said, "but at Ihe present time it look., as 1( we RESISTING STRONG RANKS- i, OCTOBER VT938-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS PRICE FIVE CENTS Stand MfiThly Sluesley midway, greatest and most romplete rarnfval evtr to show In Abl- itnc and one of the highlights rf the entertainment program of the 103S West Ttxai Free fair, which closed last nljht, will re- main in Abilene through Mon- day and Tuesday nlBhts, fair cfficails announced late yester- day. The extra stay was ranp.cd In an effort to wipe out part of the deficit incurred by the fair association on the past week's fair prorram. There will be no show today but the midway will b in full blast again Monday iftemoon and nifht, Capl. John Sheesiey told fair nfflclalL WASHINGTON, Oct. said today the army was obtaining from air raid de- fense maneuvers In eastern Morth Carolina new light on a vital military question: 'Can bombers be Failure of the army's most powerful searchlights at times this week to spot night air raiders flying at altitudes known In advance has hinted a nega- tive answer, already suggested by the damage from air raids at Barcelona, Canton. Conceding it ls posible for single planes to slip through Ihe strongest defenses, coa.st artillerymen contend never- theless that bombing of any city or fortification may be made so costly it will be aban- doned quickly. To obtain the answer to this and related Questions, the army has massed at Fort Bragg the heaviest concentration of anti- aircralt artillery in Us history It includes 24 costly three-Inch guns, a score of huge search- lights, and more than 100 machine guns. Tuesday nlsht, three Martin bomber planes (which the air corps terms flew from Langley field, Va., 180 miles distant, were spotted by searchlights and. in theory barraged by flying steel. Their height. feet, and-approxi- mate time of arrival were known In advance. Then, under the same condi- tions, big "flying fortress" bombers came over. They reach- ed their objective without be- ing spotted or fired upon They flew at to feet. By way of rebuttal of the air corps' offensive successes, however, coast artillery gunners contend: 200-mile warning net- work manned by some 2.000 civilians and 1.000 troops was not in operation. It get.! its firts. real test early Monday morning, 2-Eluding searchlights and guns represented only part of Ihe operation from a military standpoint. Still to be reckon- to with were ID defending pur- suit planes, many of which were aloft Tuesday ready to do'vn any "hostile" plane before Its return to its own base. REVENGING CATHOLIC DEMONSTRATION- Invade Cardinals Palace Furniture Set Afire In Street JIMMY ROOSEVELT IS RECOVERING mieht have a deficit of about >1500 "The exhibits and displays 'this year were bctler (nan they eve have been. All in all the lair h been many times more helpful tt Abilene and the territory than wha It cost." 'EVERYBODY SATISFIED1 "Many Abilenians and visitor have told Merle Gruver, of commerce and fair secretary said, "that the fair as a whole Is the best ever. Everyone Is wel satisfied." After the closing late last night exhibitors began tearing down dis- plays and the movlns out will con- tinue through today. This year-., fajr contributed more to exhibition of Industrial, com- mercial and agricultural products than any previous fair, officials a Breed. Two complete buildings were al- lotted to displays of commercial concerns. One building housed ex- hibits of handicrafts by women's and girls' organizations. Tractor and Implement companies showed their merchandise on a lot HEREFORD SHOWING In the livestock building was one or the most complete showings of ever seen in this section of the country. Another building was devoted to Jersies and dairy rattle. Next year the partially fin- ished livestock arena will be avail- ftblp. A building was given to the poul- try exhibits and another to health displays, One of the largest carnivals in the world, the MfjhV Shecsly Mid. way. playsrt to surging crowds eacu night. Af-sactions In front of the grand- stand were varied from day to day There awe two matinee perform- FAIR. Tf. II, Col. T Jimmy Roosevelt, the presi- dent's son, seems to have re- covered sufficiently to give a whooping big cheer for some- body during a World series game at Chicago. He Is recuperating from an operation. (Associated Press Photo) Rodeo Winners Pocket Purses A. C. Wike Of San Angela Takes Day Money And Final Grand Championship ock of Roswell took fourth monev ay and final. Bruce Ross put on one of the best Individual pe formances Saturday Ight. making a 9.2 time In buli- ogging. Gene Hamilton clocked 9.4 and Jjmmle Olson was timed at ).B. Final money went to Russ Ross and CTarlie Broadnax, m he order nameti. Finals money in calf roplns was of pe- pockclcd siim Whale, EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS ASPEEMOXT Another Stone- wall county Jubilee will be held November 3. 4 and 5. since the first, was by rain. kAMESA _ Dawson county fair be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. MONAHANS Ward Coimlv- Pecos Valley fair will be held Fri- day and Saturday. county food products will be held Friday and Saturday county road West Texas rair will open October 19. J. second. Ace Henson of Carter Okla, third and Hugh Hobbs. Warren. wKh of Baird Poscy, Day money went to' volved 18; Posey. I Vehicles Crush Knox City Man KNOX CITY. Oct. mer Corley. about 53. of Knox City was near desth tonight in a local' hospital from injuries received In a mishap about a mile south of here in four machines were in- Vienna Police Called Out To Quell Rioting VIENNA, Oct. nazi crowd today smashed most of the windows in Theodore Cardinal Innitzer's palace and invaded his archepiscopal of- fices apparently in revenge for a Catholic demonstration last night. BLAZE QUENCHED Furniture from the cardinal's palace was thrown into the street set afire. A fire brigade quenched the blaze and police dispersed the demon- strators after an hour's rioting. Last night police were called out during a hostile demonstration in volving Catholic youths who had leard. the cardinal preach a stir- ring; sermon to customers of a nazi-frecruentea cafe. Hitler To Speak In Soar Valley BERLIN. Oct. Hit- er sped from his newly acquired Sudentenland today toward the baar valley for a speech today In Which he was expected to seize up- in his close proximity to P-ench erritory to another gesture of friendship toward that neigh boring democracy. The fuehrer left behind his armv of occupation which moved yester- day into the fifth zone of Sude- lenland. delimited by the inter- national commission in Berlin In Berlin Itself the government revoked all German passports In the hands ot Jews. The action clogged up Ihe visa machinery Of United states consu- lates, since several thousand visas issued recently will be -witness unless they are excluded from the order of the Girman ministry of interior. Consulate officials asked the ministry for an early confer- ence. DON'T CRITICIZE LOOKS- THINGS THAT MEN WONT STAND FOR -OR SAY 'HORRID' PLUMMER t "Where would yon like lo (wife.) "I don't know dear. Wherever you prefer." 'Well, you decide." "But I asked you, dear." "I know, bul whit TtouW you like lo This gets men down, says Mrs. Devereux. In a book "Your Life and HW Among other things that annoy men acutely arc- Not being on time. Making him or yourself conspicuous in i public place. "It you are rrtMM iD looks "nd conduct' he to Criticizing him about his personal appearance Criticizing his friends. Picklnr ,our own frlendj to behind their tacks .nd then pretlnj them with an air of warm admiration Inmilctni in gossip (A Invariably lallu too much, which Is another trait men Prefaclni every remark with "Well or "You or "I (li dmes htm A man loathes hearing you say "marvelous" or "horrid" all the ttme. t "Their dignity snd their status must always be maintained -Men won't stand for being interrupted. They are not given lo idle remarks. When they speak'they Intend to have the floor." Men Ink of system wijitd effort, wasted lime, wasted money, wasted energy. Men resist change in their home life. "They wish their daily rou- tine, their personal circle to remain fixed and familiar." She asks women, "Could you be your husband's second GROUP TO SELECT BRABHAM'S SUCCESSOR MEETS THIS WEEK McMurry Board President Reports No Student Petitions Presented To Him A committee of the McMurry college board of trustees named to select a successor to President Thomas W. Brabham, who resign- ed Friday, will meet early this week to begin deliberations none of the petitions circulated by students on the McMurry campus asking that Dr. Brabhara's resig- nation be rejected, had been pre- sented to him. Meanwhile, stu- dents who started the petitions re- Executive Body Rejects Tobin's Plea For Action Green Unwilling To Hand Issue To Arbitrator HOUSTON, American Federation of Labor leaders, apparently misting strong pressure within their ranks for immediate renewal of peace talks with CIO, were reported ready tonight to ask the A. F. of L. convention Monday to uphold a policy of waiting for John L, Lewij to make the next peace move. COUNCIL MEETS Standing between the leadership md a ratification vote, however J- Tobin, one of the federation's vice presidents, who Kants the A P. of L. to do some- hing more than merely hold open the door to labor peace. After a meeting of Ihe executive Council earlier In the day which de- bated Tcbin's urgent peace plea to the convention Friday and Presl- fifr'i "Pressed hope that labor leaders would "make and Seep the Tobin told re- porters: "My interpretation U that the president Is extremely anxious as tnend of labor, to bring nbout unity in the family of labor In the In- terests, not only of the workers but of the public." The possibility that Mr. -Roose- velt misht be drawn into Ihe situa- tion as a mediator or arbitrator was considerably dimmed, however after A. F. of L. WUliani Green and the council finished their extraordinary session. preen told reporters the council interpreted the White House mes- sage on peace in the labor move- ment to mean the president did not want the convention to dose the door to peace and that labor leaders should avoid Jurisdlctlonal disputes which result in a stoppage "We are Green safd 'to submit fundamental arid vital questions of administrative control to someone else for final adjust- ment." BEFORE'CONVENTION Green said Tobin's plea for Im- mediate peace negotiations be- fore the convention and there was nothing the coiincU could do about it at this time. The council's own report on the :IO situation, he said, would be delivered to the convention by the resolutions committee. Green added: "The convention will take official action. The convention Is the su- preme authority." The convention, however, will not Vote Consolidation Of Haskell Schools HASKELL. Oct. fl.-Voters of four Haskell county independent school districts approved today consolida- tion of schools at Wcinert. consolidation and nine agarut: Lake Ice5sor W. J. Fulxiler chairman of the affirmed their intention to presem five-man committee, was out of Ilhem to trustees when the desired town Saturday, and could not be reachea for 3 statement or for def- nate dale of the group's first con- ference. Another member, however, said that "a is planned early in the week." He added that the committee "has no one in mind Welnert polled 49 votes for the Jusc for Dr- Brabham's sue- 'u, i ly 21: and jLa White. 25 Steer riding, a day money event, found Sylvester Roane taking first and Tack Bolton and Shorty Hili splitting third and .'ourth purses was Creek. 21 for, 15 against: Lone Star 49 for- U asainst and Pleasant View cident crushed bettvcen a 32 for and .10 against. Total vote ach and n pickup at: 151 for and 59 again; ock at the scene of an ac-1 Pupils of the four school? few minutes before in which start school Monday at Wei The new president must be se- lected by November 17. in time lor official approval of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference board 400 student signers were obtained. Men of the dormitory' are taking the lead In the movement. Exes Called For Meeting Monday All McMurry college exes and alumni In Abilene and surrounding territory are urged to attend a has been called by GRETA'S HOME dunce vote on 'Ulc UII esolutions bearing directly on the A. r. of L.-CIO conflict. John J. Frey, secretary ot the esolutions committee, said dele- rates from Ihe stove mounters' un- on and the hotel and restaurant mployees alliance, requested their evolutions for peace with the CIO be withdrawn and expunged from Ihe record. Greta Qarbo. who has always to be alone, Is shown abfcorived in New York after a lonj of ijl things, she talked to inter- viewers. But she wouldn't say anything- about her reporficL --romance with Leopold stew. the orchestra leader. (Associated Press Photo) British Sovereigns To Visit Canada the reignlnj sovereigns ever to set foot Britsh In "the' Italy Approves Munich Peace Fascist Council Reaffirms Rome And Berlin Axis ROME. Oct. The fascist grand council early to- day reaffirmed solidarity of the Rome-Berlin axis and voted "full approval" of Premier Mussolini'! participation In the Munich peace conference which partitioned Czechoslovakia, The grand council sent "greet- ings of comradship to legionnaires about to be returned home from Spain after 13 months of hard cam- paigning.'' t Italy made known Saturday that Italian troops, estimated privately to number would be with- drawn soon from the Spanish in- surgent forces l The council said also It "cate- gorically reaffirms necessity of the: battle for economic indepsnder.cs of the nation" ordering the battle accelerated and conducted "with ex- fascism's supreme policy-making then adjourned until Oct. 13. Crap Game On Truck Pinched no one was seriously hurt. A light automobile driven bv Lrojui lexas conterencc board u.. cici lo sci tool in "the j is will of education when the conference of the; new v.orid'' by a visit to Canada! FDR's Hfilo Veinerl. convenes In annual meeting at! ot i summer which may take them P HOUSTON. Oct. 8 Patrolmen c. T. Biglcy and C. E. Marks were working their beat today when a crap game rolled past them. The two policemen arrwled seven men for shooting dice in a truck as it moved down the street. had collided with Iruck. Drivers of rr including Earnest Teaff of Knox City, in a light pickup, stopped to investigate the accident. Soon after the Page bus crashed into :he pick- up, pinning corlcy between, accord- ing to reports received here. Dr. T. S. Edn-arrfs. who attended Cortey. he meivrd a w the brain. HI., eoe bodv the physician H C0rlty chance to I with eight school buses furnishing Memphis, inesamc Iransporlallon. Two more b-.lscs will; final action on Ihe resignation CorleyV next week. All of the, Dr. Brabham at that time. H will -SCHOOLS have been closed several i become effective December I weeks for the cotton picking season- Rebel Plane Bombs Train, 60 Killed BARCELONA. Oct. B persons were reported killed towns join those In Abilene at the meeting Besides Fvilwiler. Dr. w. M. j -___________________________ Murrell. president of the McMurry I Kent f board, named H. O. Woolen and 1 T "QIT E. R. McDaniel ol Abilene. Dr. O. j Attracts ThrOnaS P. Clark of Ltibbock and the Rev.] M xediar in b WITH U. S. SPENDING 9 SPRING PEAK CHARTED FOR Tarragona. and. train 20 of C. R. Hooten of Platnview to se- JAYTON" Oc Icct Brabhams successor. ord crowds attended -he Dr. Murrell said last night that two day Ken: courry fair which" annual The Weather WASHINGTON, Oct. Pcdrr.il statisticians charted a spring peak today for the busi- ness stimulation efforts ot the cimvn: spending program. By January 1. they said, most of the nwk-prodticlng projecu should be under way and by April 1 the maximum payrolls on and federally-financ- ed projecu should be attained. .N'ot counting [he multi-million lending activities of the Recon- struction Finance corporation, the government proposes lo spend thl, year the largest pcacc-limr budgfl In history. Actual disbursement to far since July 1. the beginning of (he fiscal .war. amount to OM, which was In excess of Income. Aside from the ordinary- ac- tivities of the government the talk of the huse budget this w going Into U'PA payrolls. and naval con- struction. WPA. bT In Ihree monlhv ha, bulll It, rolls from to record STIMULATION DRIVE MlnlAy Msh nf The WPA roll l? expected bv some authorities to to about 3.200.003 during the winter and .slacken off in the spring when they   IOSH s soider regions. replied to Reichj- .'.ielirer Adolf aisertton hs :-.o; Czechs in lands cexi.xl hin- t, larje colored Cjivhs will .njcr ot the Ger- rri.ui by the end of oc- cupation. whi> Czechoslavaklj will Mil have JM.Mtf Gtrmiru.   

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