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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 12, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas Seventeen Dead, Firefighters Gain Control of Canadian Border Forrest Conflagration - - See, Page 6Constable David Hamilton of the Ontario provincial nolice said today indications were two more families, comprising about Unpersons, perished in Monday's devastating fires that swept the Minncsota-Canadian border country, with 17 de^d previously listed. ■ —-*-------*--■-*-•-7-7-1- WIST TEXAS' NEWSPAPERWitt Abilene Sporter"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I Cl I YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,"-Byron VOL LVIII, NO. 134. omm i»mm <ur>ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES ~~~u. r™ .ar, . » PRICE FIVE CENTS Rich Indian's Widow—AS BOY AND PUPPY WATCHED- not bluffing Daddy Dug a Ditch but D idn’t Come Out —In Defense of Home    ■    ^ ALHAMBRA, Calif., Oct. 12.— earth, while flood lights burned a1-1 Beach—water that had come 3001 Elsewhere the drag-line dippers up and freed his shoulder. Then lances, arrived. Tnq ANGELES Oct 12—(UP)—U S Marshal Robert P. Clark (AP)—A 10-year-olA bor, with a most as bright and gay as a movie miles over mountains and desert Lnd ciamshe„ steam shoved roared another slide came and he was lost Up on a bank young Gerald Well-LOS ANGEL,**. UCL is. lur J U. a. Malsnai rwwn, r-. v,    J    J,    Dremipr,    from the Colorado river.     .r,      r....from sight. Lost, also, was an- man stood by. trembling but dry- —In Defense of Home LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12.—(UP)—U. S. Marshal Robert P. Clark admitted today that the problem of getting Anna Laura Barnett, widow of the millionaire Creek Indian, out of the white colonial mansion on Wilshire boulevard had him baffled. The 60-day period of grace granted her by the government expires Saturday. After that it will be Clarks duty to evict her, unless the government decides to give her another extension. That s what Clark is hoping for. •    •    • It was in the colonial mansion that Jackson Barnett, whose millions came from oil holdings in Oklahoma, spent the last years of his life. The government voided Mrs. Barnett’s 13-year marriage to the Indian and said that she had no right to the property. As to a means of getting Mrs. Barnett out, Clark said he would welcome suggestions. That is. he said, if it doesn’t involve “tear gas, hurting Mrs. Barnett or dismantling the house.” To make certain that the marshal gets a warm reception when he arrives to serve the eviction order, 54rs. Barnett said she was las mg in a supply of ammunition for her shotgun. She recently put a high fence around the mansion. •    •    • Yesterday she emphasized her determination to hold the property. She walked into the U. S. attorneys office and without formalities announced that she wanted $10,000 quickly. “The place needs painting badly and I want some of the money Jackson    and    I    accumulated    to    doll    It    up    a    bit,”    she    said. The    government    has    refused    to give    her    additional    money from the estate of her illiterate Indian husband. She was told that the man she would have to see about the money was out. She said she would be back. As she started to leave she saw Clark a talk I have nothing whatever to say to you, marshal, except what I have already said” Mrs. Barnett told Clark. "Theres nothing to talk over. I rn going to keep the house and I would like to see you throw msheUtwalked out. Clark said he hoped they would let her keep the house, at least until he found a job he liked better.__ SEVEN-STORY FALL JUST LAUGH Still not quite able to believa the miracle is Mrs. Mary Babyak. of New York, pictured holding her 14-months-old son Michael, who will probably go through life dubbed "Lucky Mike." The baby w as playing on a bed in his home on the top floor of an apartment house. He plunged through an open window level with the bed and fell seven stories to the ground. Mrs. Babyak rushed downstairs to pick up. as she 'eared, his crushed and bleeding body. She got there in time to see him rise without a whimper and walk over to her. "Lucky Mike” and his mother are shown after the accident, whose total damage, thanks to a network of clotheslines that brok' the baby's fall, were abrasions on his head and wrist. KOMAROM, on the Czechoslo-vak-Hungarian Border, Oct. 12.—(A*) —Persons close to the Slovak delegation in the Roma rom conference on the territorial dispute between Hungary and Czechoslovakia said today that the Slovaks had asked Aciolf Hitler to mediate “in this serous hour.” Slovaks said after a meeting today of the two delegations that they were so widely apart that it did not appear their difference could be bridged by ordinary negotiation. The only hope, they said, was that some foreign statesmen could convince the Hungarian government that its demands were "sky high” and a danger to European peace. They believed that the fuehrer or Germany, already master of the Su-detenland taken from Czechoslovakia, was the only man who might sc? impress the Hungarians. FLIES TO BERLIN Previously it had blin reliably ©©indicated that the Hungarians were asking for some 8.000 square miles of southern Slovakia and that the Slovaks—to whom the Prague government has delegated the Koma-rom negotiations—were willing to cede only about 2.000 square miles. It was reported that the Slovak minister Durtschansky, who is assisting the Slovak prime minister, Dr. Joseph Tiso, in the conference, flew to Berlin this morning to seek Hitier’s mediation. Slovak delegates argued that disastrous results might follow if the Komarom conference broke down and no way of settlement could be found. The two delegations met for nearly three hours today, but it was understood little was accomplished because the Slovaks were awaiting Durtschansky’s return with Hitlers answer. He is expected tomorrow morning. TRENCHES ESTABLISHED Meanwhile armies of Czechoslovakia and Hungary were massing See HITLER P*e 14, CoL 5 ALHAMBRA, Calif., Oct. 12.— (AP)—A 10-year-old boy, with small puppy in his arms, sat on the running board of a car last night and watched his daddy dig the biggest ditch he’d ever seen. Down 30 feet under North Huntington drive, workmen swarmed and earth, while flood lights burned almost as bright and gay as a movie premiere. It was a big Job, as Foreman Chris W. Wellman, 42. proudly explained to his son, Gerald, when he took him with him to work at dusk. A big Job! Through a huge siphon in shovels bit into the hard-packed that ditch would flow water to Long Beach—water that had come 300 miles over mountains and desert from the Colorado river. Gerald watched wide-eyed. About 8 o'clock there was a noiseless quiver of the earth beneath the paving, as if an unseen giant had suddenly pressed down with his fist. and clamshell steam shove** roared on at their task, but over Foreman Wellman a stout timber gave way and others cracked. Into the bottom of the big ditch the black earth poured like river. The earth rose in a suffocating flood, but Wellman kept his head lances, arrived. Up on a bank young Gerald Wellman stood by. trembling but dryeyed clutching his puppy convulsively. He didn't cry,    at least not ......    .    ... .    ,    until he was told he    would have ditch, but    men    dared    a    third    caw- About ll o'clock, after Gerald had another slide came and he was lost from sight. Lost, also, was an other workman, Jack Feeney, 30. It was a death trap now, the big in and went down. Their shovels scraped furiously. A fire department rescue crew, then two ambu- gone, they brought the two bodies out. BRITAIN WARNS JAPS IN CHINA He suggested that they have Second Half of Year Due Great Business Gain U. S. Income Due To Be Five Billions Over First Half By MAX I.. BROWN • Copyright, 1938, By United Press) NEW YORK. Oct. 12—(UP)— Business is gaining momentum at a pace which indicates that national Income for the final six months WASHINGTON, Oct 12— (UP)—Commerce department experts, noting improved business conditions in recent months, expressed belief today that national Income paid out this year may exceed $65,000,-000.000 (Bl. Income paid out in 1937 amounted to $69,000,000,000. In the first six months this year income paid out totaled $31,538,000,000 as compared with $33,707,000,000 in the same period of 1937. For the first eight months this year income paid out approximated $41,81?,-000.0'H). as compared with $45,-069,000.000 in the corresponding period of 1937. Was It Columbus--or Four Other Fellows? By BROOKS PEDEN According to the setters of legal holidays for the United States of America, it was just 446 years ago today that Chris- America at some time or other. Many count their discovery from their birth date. Others from the time they first realized the possibilities of the America when he was born at the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, Md. D. A. Bandeen, manager of the West Texas chamber of den, Germany, in August, 1924. But says he didn’t actually discover the country until he reached Wichita Falls, where his uncle lived. By The AP Feature Service In all the years since Christopher Columbus "discovered” America in 1492—an event being celebrated today—apparently no one has been sure exactly what the intrepid navigator looked like. The New York public library has scores of pictures of Columbus. He is a different man in each.' Sometimes he is dashing, sometimes timid. Some pictures make him bald; others give him a magnificent mane. Here are five representative ones. Hitler Asked to Mediate in Crisis Hungarian and Czechoslovakian Troops Form Armed Lines on Border in Dispute of this year will be about $5,000.-000 000 (Bi more than In the first half. That would be the largest second half expansion in more than a decade. but the rigure for the full year will be well below those of 1936 and 1937. All major lines of business have improved substantially from the year s lows and economists and bus-! inessmen estimated today that the final three months would be mark-i ed by further recovery. Increased industrial activity has been reflect- I j ed in employment. Current esti-‘ mates ar* that more than one mil-j lion persons have gone back to work in the past five months. ESTIMATES Economists for the Alexander Hamilton Institute believe that national income produced in the last six months of 1938 may reach $30.-600.000,000, compared with $25,400,-000.000 in the first six months when the total was the smallest since 1934. On that basis the year's total of $56,000,000,000 would compare with $69,817,000,000 <B) last year, highest j since the 1929 record of $81,128,000 -000. with $63,466,000,000 in 1936 and with $55,186,000,000 in 1935. The showing for the final half would be considerably better than anticipated early this year. In May this year according to I figures of the National Industrial conference board, 11.362.000 persons were without jobs. Since then, more than a million persons have gone See BUSINESS Page 14, Col. 5 topher Columbus discovered America. Historians know, of course, that Columbus did not discover America. He discovered the West Indies. He didn't know it was a new country; he thought it was India. Further, there Is some question about the exact date. All of that Is beside the point. It is just a round-about way of saying that this is Columbus day. It is leading up to the remark that this business of discovering America has been going on countless generations and will probably continue countless others. Almost everyone discovers country. Still others from the time they first sighted the statue of Liberty on their way here from some other country. Of course, there ilways are commerce, discovered America at Bowling Green, Ohio. Virginia Deter senior in Hardin-Simmons university, discovered America at New Or- AUSTIN, Ort. 12.—(UP)—Complying with an act of the legislature designating Columbus Dav as a state holiday. State depart ment offices rlosed rourt were held. today. Sessions of the appellate and supreme those of the minority ’'ho insist that they have not yet discovered America, but still are looking for it—the land of the free and the home of the brave. Right here in Abilene are persons who discovered America in every section of the nation. J. E (Tiny) Goodwin, city traffic officer, reports he discovered leans when she was several years old. Prior to that, she had lived In Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, where she was born. Her parents are Dr and Mrs. A. B, Deter, Baptist missionaries. H Weltman got his first sight of America when he sailed into New York harbor from Dres- H. D Wilhite discovered America in Johnson county Indiana; Jack Tobolowsky at Hoboken, N. J.; Jed Rix In Michigan. And so it goes from one end of the nation to the other, Abilenlans have discovered America. There are few* counties in Texas where some Abilenian did not discover America. Ray Dickson made the discovery at Spur, and Mrs. Clara Mae Cooper in HUI county, for example. Deep East Texas is represented by Howard McMahon, who says his first recollection of discovering America is seeing his See COLUMBUS Page 14. Col. « IN RIOTOUS SESSION— AFL Ducks New Downs Charges Deal Criticism The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: tonight and Thursday Of 'Socialism' CONVENTION HALL, HOUSTON. Oct. 12—(UP)— The American Federation of Labor today in a riotous session upset its policy * makers and sidetracked a report charg-ing that the present policies of the New Deal are pointed toward “socialism.” The report, which did not criticize President Roosevelt but sharp- j ly assailed the trend of New Deal policies toward increased sta'e control over the lives of the people, was referred to the federation's executive council. There is no likelihood that it will come again before the convention before it adjourns sine die on Friday. Vitriolic debate preceded the first major reversal which the powerful resolutions committee, headed by j Matthew Woll, which prepared the report, has suffered in years. George Q. Lyach, head of the pattern makers, lead the attack. He Cops Eagle-Eyed— STEP MID POSIES LEADS ALONG PATH TO COURT He knew about the police warning: Keep off the flowers. He also knew it was against the law to walk In the iris beds planted along the Texas Pacific underpass parkway. But an 18-year-old Abilene youth hailed into cor-portion court this morning by a very observant police men who saw him step among the flowers gave Judge E M. Overshiner a plausible excuse. He was making the nearest exit from South First street traffic. And besides, he told the court, he didn t step on the flowers—Just one foot in the bed. The court was lenient The offender drew a gentle rebuke and a fine of $1—suspended. Partly cloudy Partly cloudy tonight and J shouted from the floor that the report would be construed as a sweeping assault on the New Deal and Af abs Wage Blood^Holy Land Revolt •    •    —SEE    PAGE    3 sRUSALEM, Ort. 12—(UP)— j Tirades wet (Delayed by Censor)—Sandbag bar- ‘ city O! es were Betm West Texas i-arxiy cloudy tonight Thursday, cooler in Panhandle tonight Eaxt Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Highest temperature yesterday . ...M i .w . ,»    . .    ,    ,. . Lowest temperature this momm* aa that 11 represented only th* views temperatures of Woll and John P. Frey, head of Tues. wed.    metal trades department and secretary of the resolutions committee He demanded that it be referred to the executive council. GREEN DISPLEASED President William Green showed his displeasure. He described the report RS a "philosophic analysis of economic, legislative and politics," and said that it is a "bit confusing.” He complained that the report sought to place the federation oiP record in opposition to the Bcrah-O'Mahoney federal licensing act j which the A F. of L. previously had endorsed.    • P Woll jumped lo his feet protesting that Lynch was in error and that the report represented the views of the eiUire committee. Frev vigorously denied® that it was an attack on the MAESTRO BANISHED— Zoo Band Loses Stars —APE VOCALIST QUIETED FORT WORTH. Oct. 12—(UP>—The zoo “orchestra ’ at Forest park was disbanded todav by order of the city park board with Nicotiemus, the bantam rooster, and the gibbon ape both de-commis-sioned. The bantam organized the unmusical zoo inhabitants several weeks ago. and tile response was enough to wake the whole neighborhood. Nicodemus was threatened with the axe, after dozens of citizens protested against the pre-dawn concert. Persons living outside the zoo zone offered to give Nicodemus a home, but Zookeeper Hamilton Hittson decided he would just put the bantam in an isolation coop. The carly-moming bedlam continued, in leaderless confusion, and Hittson determined to sacrifice the gibbon ape. the orchestra's star "vocalist,” to the public demand for quiet. .The gibbon was confined today in a cage as nearly soundproof as the zoo attendants could make it. Hittson was hoping, with his lagers crossed, that the laments of the lions, tigers, elephants, and alligators for their lost fellow-musicians wouldn't mak^ things w’orse than before Trucker Dies in Burning Crash Texas Company Meets Oil Sla'shes HOUSTON. Oct® 12 XP)- The Texas company made a 20-cent re- Drv Wet Relative humidity erected iir the sacred 1 fighting was in progress between chem today and heavy j British troops and Araba I See LABOR Page Ii CoL 4 Texas company today met the crude oil price reduction posted yesterday by the Jumble Oi^ and Refining company.    • Ttie new Texas company price scfie went into effect this morning.; The Texas company reductions j are level with the Humble compan.y cuts except on the Gulf cobs: of Texas, where the reductions stop at 34 gravity and above. In Louisiana, the Texas company ‘met the reductions posted by the Standard Oil company of Louisiana deletion. Crude in the Garden Island. La . field $as posted at $1.24 a barrel n    am    uj    puf ¥0 TI flat. * CISCO, Oct. 12 —The body of Clyde Snell, 26. truck driver of Fort Worth who was crushed and burned to death in an accident on highway 80 three miles west of Cisco early todav, was taken to Floydada this morning for burial. The body was removed from the cab shortly after the big, six-wheel trailer truck left the highway and plunge^ straight into the bank of a deep ditch bursting into flames. Condition of the body led to the belief that Snell was killed by the impact which crushed the cab flat. Cause of the accident was unde-i termined but it was believed ^he wheels of hts heavy triller left the ; pavement, causing it to be overbalanced and forcing it into the ditch.    ® He had been employed bv the j trucking firm about eight months making his home in Fort WorOi He is survived by a*wife a id infant. Funeral services • will be held* in Floydada. England Fears Damage from Canton Drive Invaders Trying To Cut Chinese Off from Coast LONDON, Oct. 12—(AP)— With Japanese forces landed in South China for a drive on Canton, the British government today let it be known that Japan had been ‘‘reminded” that any damage to British interests in South China may involve “risks for Anglo-Japanese relations.” A source close to the government said that Sir Robert Leslie Craigie, ambassador to Japan, had delivered *a reminder" to the Tokyo foreign office on this subject within the last few days. Other reminders, this informant pointed out, had been given Japan concerning the extensive British interests in the Crown colony of Hongkong and In South China generally and “the risks to Anglo-Japanese relations which any incident might cause.” Informed persons said it was fell that the Japanese troop landings at Bias bay, just north of Hongkong, with the apparent object of cutting the Canton-Kowloon railway, might seriously affect Hongkong, which depends for its trade on tho Chinese hinterland. Japanese Ask U. S. To Keep Out of Zone TOKYO, Oct. 12.—(/p)_The Japanese governmen today urged tho United States and other powers to "refrain as far as possible from moving troops, warships and air-• craft in South China’’ in view of I the landing of a Japanese expedi-j tion. presumably for a drive on Canton. Notes were sent to the Tokyo embassies of the principal powers asking for cooperation in preventing of I incidents in connection with the I South China campaign. The notes designated the area between Swatow, 200 miles northeast of Hongkong, and Pakhoi, about 350 miles southwest of that British colony, as the area in which neutral powers were to refrain from moving their forces. Japan asked that IO days’ notice be given the Japanese conjmand if ' "sheer necessity should compel” sud movements. (A Hongkong dispatch said that the United States gunboat Mindanao, with Capt. John T. G. Stapler, commander cf the South China patrol, on board, had arrived at Hongkong to provision and would return to Canton shortly. Presumably such movements come within the scope of the Japanese warning). The foreign office issued a statement asserting that Japan would .4 • JU Paraguay Cabinet Out Duroeher to Manage *    7    •    Dodgers    Next YeSr ASUNCION, Paraguay, Oct. 12 — «7P)—The cabinet resigned to permit President Felix Paiva a free hand in organizing his regime today. The national congress elected Paiva conand in Oklahoma and Kansas the stituttonal president yesterday. NEW .YORK. Oct. 12—(UP) — "Lippy” Leo Durocher. fiery captain and shortstop today was named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, replacing Burleigh Grimes who was left out on Monday. See JAPANESE Page 14, Col. 3 M-G-M's Van Pyke Doe* Job for Fox HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 12.—(UP) —Director W. S. Van Dyke today looked for the prankster who thought it would be funny to set a fox free while 30 fox hounds were being given screen tests. Van Dyke%ad everything set to go and was ready to order the test when suddenly M. Reynard a fHovie fox. came bounding along in full view of <§the dogs. That ended the test. The last time Van Dyke saw the dogs th°y were going out th# stud^> gate after the fox. Tile fox, van Dyke later learned, found refuge beneath a funeral home four blocks away. It was not explained definitely just how Clark Gable, Rober. Taylor and Wallace Beery happened to be watching so closely when the fox came by. Van Dyke said he wouldn't make any accusations until he had more evidence. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 12, 1938