Abilene Reporter News, October 14, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 14, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas s> * rn ShfANGHAl Oct. 14_'(UP? Japanese reparfid today a Chinese artillery shell which struck cfhillside in the Yangsia%ector of the Han£o# front .uiftovered'a rich vein of gold ore. # ® ®. ~ m © © @ Abilene Reporter WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Byron 1***1 |EVEHIH6| PRICE FIVE CENTS VOL LVIll, NO. 136.    r*«    ,m> ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER' 14, 1938' TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS , ..... - -    — —.......... ■    ■    —........ ■ "■■■    ■■  ........  —    ■—    ......■■■ ■  ......  -.....—■■■    ■    .......... ^    "    "    ........"  — IT1 “ WHILE STUDENTS DEMAND ARMS— Hungary Delays Mobilization at Request of Reich SPECIALISTS DISCOVER BRAIN 'SWITCHBOARD' RELAYS MESSAGES FROM EYE TO REST OF BODY Hell Hath No Fury... NEW YORK, Oct. 14.—(UP) —Detectives rounded up three men on a four-year-old murder charge today on information provided by a woman who had been the sweetheart of each in turn, and had watched each one marry sotneone Hse. Cabinet Moves To Match Army Across Border Fuehrer Assured Of Czech Loyalty To Nazi Regime PRAGUE. Ort. 14.—(UP) — Hungarian soldiers were reported by Ruthenian noliee today to Have killed a Czechoslovak frontier guard near Perbenik, during an attack on a Czech railroad station. BUDAPEST. Oct. 14.—^—Diplomatic circles reported today that Hungary had postponed scheduled mobilization of her army at the request of "great foreign powers,” especially Germany, "in the interest of European peace.” Reliable sources said a Hungarian delegation left by airplane at noon <5 a. rn. Abilene time) for Berlin at Adolf Hitlers invitation to discuss minimum territorial demands Hungary might make on Czechoslovakia. CZECHS MOBILIZED The mobilization was said to have been scheduled for ll a. rn. today. After an all night meeting the cabinet announced a decision to take "further measures for the military security of the country” and said heavily armed Czechoslovakia had attempted to exert pressure on Hungary in the dissolved Komaron conference. Shortly after the cabinet announcement was issued, 500 students of the University of Budapest staged a demonstration in Liberty square demanding arms to fight Czechoslovakia. The demonstrators chanted: "Horthg-Duce,** There was no eoupling of the natpe of ‘Adolf Hitler with Hungary’* regent. Admiral Nicholas Horthy, as there had been at previous . gatherings. The cabinet's communique asserted that Czechoslovakia had mobilized men up to 60 years old. Hungarian i¥>ljtical circles took the view that Hungary could not tolerate wide military’ disparity between the two countries. Britain, France, Germany and Italy, have been informed of the breakdown yesterday of the CzecJjo-slovak-Hungarian territorial negotiations it Komarom, the cabinet announcement said.    . Hitler Deplores Hungarian Issue MUNICH. Oct.* 14.—GST—An official German announcement today | football game Saturday afternoon, said that Frantisek Chvalkovsky, J have been sent to high schools Drivers Parade— Payoff Day’ —Before the Judge It was "plyoff” day In corporation court this morning. Twenty-eight Abilenians paraded before Judge E. M. Overshiner. They were fined $1 each for defective auto lights. Last night nine state highway patrolmen and two city traffic officers led by Sergt. E. L. Posey, issued more than IOO tickets to Abilene motorists. Majority of the tickets were for defective light* Other offenses were for running stop signs, sounding air horns, no mufflers. and not having drivers* licenses. The campaign last night was a continuation of the highway patrolmen’s crusade for safer driving. Sergeant Poser said they will continue at unexpected intervals. All those having tickets this morning were charged with defective light offenses. Seventeen paid off at the polite desk last night. State highway patrolmen on the drive were Posey, M. R. McDonald. M. D. Thomas, Pat Ross. E. *E. Powell. G. G. Fitzhugh. Homer Bailey, C. B. Reeves. Sam Guynes and City Officers J. D. Woodward and C. A. Veteto. By STEPHEN J. MCDONOUGH WASHINGTON. Oct. 14.—</P)— Discovery of a switchboard in the brain which relays messages from the eye to the rest of the body was announced today. This new-found center of brain activity was located in studies of diseased areas inside the brain. Dr. N. P. Scala of Washington and Dr. E. A. Spiegel of Philadelphia told the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. The telephone central of the human body is in the mid-brain. It coordinates messages received through the optic nerve to the actual brain cells of sight. When an injury occurs to this area, such as a hemorrhage or development of a tumor, the norma! rections of vision are obscured or altered because the signals become mixed. Normally the pye will move up and down, sidewise, or in a circle in response to things seen "out of the comer of the eye.” However, when the switchboard of the brain is partially destroyed or interfered with, the movements I of the eye in response to moving objects near the outer edgers of the field of vision get crossed up. In such cases the eye movement will reverse itself to the rotation or .sidewise movement of an object placed in front of it. This indicates that the sensations perceived by the eye and sent to the receiving portion of the brain are reversed when reflected back through the brain switchboard. Dr. Spiegel said it therefore Is possible for the eye specialist to advise the brain surgeon exactly where to operate, if the disorder can be treated by surgery. OIL MEN SPLIT ON SHUTDOWNS ACC to Be Host To High Schools ‘Invitations Mailed 20,000 to Attend Saturday Game Abilene Christian college will play host Saturday to high school students of West' Texas. More than 20,000 indentification slips, each good In exchange for a ticket to the ACC-Trinity university foreign minister of Czechoslovakia, had given Reichsfuehrer Hitler assurances that Czechoslovakia in future will adopt "a loyal attitude" toward Germany. The offieial account of the meeting said the fuehrer had expressed profound regret tnat the question of Czechoslovakia's Hungarian minority had not yet been solved and had told Chvalkovsky that he hoped an amicable solution of this problem soon w’ould be found. Didrikson Loses FORT WORTH. Oct. 14.—(UP) — Betty Jameson, University of Texas student from San Antonio, swamped Mildred <Babe) Didrikson of Beaumont under a 7 and 6 score today in their semi-final match of the Texas womens open golf tournament at River Crest country club. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Fair    tonight, Saturday partly cloudy. West Texas Fair. cooler in Panhandle tonight. Saturday partly cloudy. • Fast Texas: Fair tonight. Saturday partly cloudy. Highest temperature yesterday .....ST lowest temperature this morning 67 TEMPERATURES Thurs. I ... • ... 3    ... 4    ... 5    ... 6 ... 7    ... 8 ... 9    ... 0 ... 11    «.. 12 Sunrise (*>    Sunset 6:30 p m    6    30 a.    rn    12.39 p    m Dry thermometer    ai    68    86 Wet thermometer 6,*i    'HI Relative humidity    38    6S    38lnK- rn. a rn.* ’ 72 within IOO miles of Abilene. Don H. Morris. ACC vicepresident, this morning asked that mjr high school student whose school might not have received identification slips, call at the administration building any time from & a. rn. to I p. rn. Monday and receive a ticket to the game. He said that although an effort was made to send slips to every school, one instance had been called to his attention where a school had been overlooked. All identification slips should be exchanged for game tickets Two years ago, when ACC last held “high school students’ day” the weather was very unfavorable and the game was played at night. Notwithstanding, I IOO boys and girls from Bl schools registered at the college. If the favorable weather continues, greater attendance is expected tomorrow. Additional stands.* along, the east side of the gridiron, have been provided at A. B. Morris field, for Saturday afternoon's crowd. These will seat more ’ than 700. The steel stand on the west side will accommodate about 2,IOO. Special sections will be reserved for students, and for “regular customers,” said Morris.. * A special chapel program, at IO o’clock In Sewell auditorium, will honor visiting students^ Earl Mc-Caleb, student association president. will be in charge. Tile Eldest band will play. .    . Charges Filed Against Poker Holdup Suspect Sheriff Issues Arrest Orders For Two Others Complaints charging: assault to murder, robbery with firearms and automobile theft were filed in justice court this morning against Gillard Berry Butler of Houston, in connection with the hijack shooting Wednesday of John £. Pilking-ton. Butler was arrested In Fort Worth about four hours after Pilk-ington was shot in a holdup of a GLASSY STARE OF GLASS EYED BATTLER SENDS HIM TO MORGUE SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 14 — (UP) — Wendel Brabham, 40, "resurrected from the dead” and in a forgiving mood today after his glass eye sent him to a morgue, had battery charges against four men dismissed. Brabham told Municipal Judge Herbert C Kaufman that he attempted to make peace when he found the quartet battling. "I butted in and got knocked out," Brabham said. An ambulance arrived while the peacemaker was "out." The driver pulled back one of Brabham’s eyelids. But it was the one covering his glass eye "I awoke on a morgue slab,” Brabham reported, "and was I surprised!” “I’Ve had enough trouble. Let s just drop the battery charges against these men,” he added with a semi-glassy stare. The case was dismissed. BOMBED FROM AIR- Chinese Japs Demand Canton Give up Flee Coast Area Plane Raids Leave City Cut Off; China Shifts Capital HONGKONG, Oct. 14—(AP) —The civilian population of the teeming South China coast started a mass exodus into the interior today in flight from heavy Japanese air raids and advancing ground forces. Chinese dispatches from Canton said Walchow. immediate objective poker game at an Abilene hotel. He of *hp Japanese was burning furi-W’as driving an automobile identi- ou.s!v aft*r onp °* thp lest air fled as the one in which the hi- raids s*en in Sou^h Ch:Ina Cas-jack:r« made their escape The au- tomobile was reported stolen from BRENDER DEMANDED Dallas Tuesday night.    _ Japanese warplanes were said to QUIZ OWNER OE CAR    have flown o\fr Canton, dropping leaflets demanding surrender of CAMERA CATCHES SPEEDERS IN ACT Roscoe Hays. Abilene cattle buyer, today filed suit against Gillard Butler for $83, alleging that Butler unlawfully took that amount from him October 12. Hays’ suit was filed in Justice of Peace Thro Ash’s court. A writ of garnishment also was served against Sheriff Sid McAdams, alleging that McAdams had in his possession $83 taken whet. Butler was arrested In Fort Worth Wednesday night. On motion of the state. Justice of the Peace Theo Ash early this afternoon postponed examining trial that metropolis by tomorrow under threat of "complete and thorough for Butler until Monday. He set bombln8 bonds of $1,000 on the auto theft    (Anton began mass evacua- charge. $2,500 on the assault to t,on of 400000 won»*" *nd murder charge and $3,000 on the dren and PrfParpd to send the robbery with firearms charge    provincial    and municipal gov- Meanwhile. investigation of the    eminent* into the in crier, case continued with pickup orders    Incessant bombing and shelling being issued by Sheriff Sid Mc-    Tamshui in ruins The invaders Adams for two nore men both of    drove relentlessly toward the im- Houston. The owner of the get-away    portant garrison city of Walchow. car also was being held for further    82 miles east of Canton and 35 miles investigation.    north    of    Hongkong Pilkmgton. shot through the back    With destruction of a long at close range, had a fair night at !    wooden bridge about 15 miles Deny Brabham Asked to Quit McMurry Board . President Thanks Student Petitioners Sections Align For Proration Hearing Fight North, West Texas Join Hands Against South, East Areas North and West Texas independent oil men today drew up battle lines against South and East Texas operators over proposed lifting of the state railroad commission’s Saturday and Sunday oil field shutdowns. J. C. Hunter, president of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association, enlisted support of the North Texas and Panhandle associations to Join with operators of this district in vigorous opposition to lifting the shutdown order. HOUSTON AREA FOR REMOVAL Reports from Houston said that independent operators of the area planned to ask the railroad commission to lift the ban which has Dr W M Murrell, president of the McMurry college board of trustees. addressing the student body , k«P* Tfxas oil Production cur tail-at the chapel period this morning. ec* )n an p^ort to stabilize the vigorously denied reports he said had been circulated that the trustees had asked for the recent resignation of Dr. Tom W. Brabham as president of the college. The trustees, Dr. Murrell said, knew nothing of Dr. Brabham's intention to resign until the resignation was presented to them. It has been accepted, effective December I. Dr. Murrell thanked students who signed a petition to the board ask- market ainee January. Hunter already has railed Independents and directors of tho West Centra] association to a meeting Saturday morning at the Stephen F. Austin hotel in the state capital to map an organized plan priof to the monthly statewide proration hearing of the commission at 13 o'clock. Delegations from Wichita Falls will leave here this afternoon. Hun- , _    _ ..    .    .    ..    , ter said he was advised by P. F. int that Dr. Brabham ^ resignation Gv^ nnf president of the North not be accepted and that efforts Tex|is group    from    Abilene be made to persuade him to remain and ^wns jn district will leave in the position. Signatures of 275 thL, aftfrnoon and tonight. students were on the petition.    jn    a statement yesterday, Hun- The petition. Dr. Murrell de- ter said the association was op-elared, was splendid testimony of jx>sed to the projected lifting of the appreciation students have for the shutdowns in the face of recent work Dr. Brabham has done and crude price cuts. He said lifting the the progress the college has made ban would merely aggravate an alin his administration. He said. too. ready serious situation and play in-that the petition reflected loyalty to to the hands of “those who are to the college.    be blamed for the present condition As to the successor of the re- of the industry." Midland Crash Fatal FAIR 7* 82 84 .6 42 6 OS MADLAND. Oct. 14.—(A*)—Robert I* I S. Coche of El Paso. was killed seven miles west of here last night when his automobile crashed into a truck driven by Bradley Vines of Lamesa. Officers said Coche apparently went to sleep whiles driv* Hendrick Memorial hospital last night, attendants said this morning. ^0oducina north of Hongkong, Canton was cut off completely except for the highway to Walchow and and the wat*v route to Macao, Portuguese colony 70 miles south of Canton. Chines* military supplies from Hongkong were blocked, and it was I learned a,caravan of 160 trucks, by whic1- an effort was made to send materials to Canton, was forced to return here after finding the bridge destroyed. More than 200 foreigners remained in Shameen. including 80 Americans The United States gunboat Mindanao, with one French and five British war vessels, were bottled up in waters near Canton. No n atter how hard he argues, the driver of th* truck in the above picture won t convince a judge he wasn’t traveling 60 miles an hour on a 30-mtle speed limit highway. A camera on the windshield of the car following the truck photographed simultaneously the truck, a speedometer (registering 60 miles an houri attached to the left front fender of the trailing auto, and the 30-mlle speed limit sign. It s a new device in the war on speeders exhibited at the National Safety Council congress in Chicago. tiring president, Dr. Murrell told the students "we do not know what the future holds.” He said the trustees stand ready to help the students in any of their problems and asked for continued loyalty and cooperation with those who may guide the college in the future. ADOLFO DE LA CUCARACHA You’ll see mor» of “I— Adolf De La Cuearacha" . . . and so will Wash Tubbs, your happy-go-lucky friend of the comic page "I—Adolfo De La Cuca-racha” is current head man of Panazuela. Old * Wash, as like as not, will get his goat. So keep your eye on the big domgs in Panazuela. and on the swellest comic strip adventure of the season. The story unfolds in WASH TUBBS • * • ob the comic page Climaxes^Due Saturday—    ® CROWDS FLOCK TO THREE WEST TEXAS FAIRS Thre fairs were In full swing 1$ West Texas today. Gates of Scurry , county’s Free Fall Products show^wung opea at ll o’clock at Snyder. It also wes opening day for the Ward county-Pecoa valley fair at © Monahans. At Lamesa, livdfock judging marked the second day of the second annual Dawson clinty fair, which drew more than 5,000 visitors yesterday. The big climax for each of the e three fairs comes Saturday, with record crowds Anticipated. Closing event l. the Dawson county fair will be finals Saturday night in a big amateur contest, being staged under the direction of C. See THREE FAIRS, Pf. 5. Col. 2 Renne Allred Files Plea of Not Guilty I HEUSTON. Ort. IC— (AP) — Renne Allred Jr., brother of Gov. James V. Allred, and Neal Powers, former assistant Texas attorney general .today pleaded not guilty to a federal indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the Cnnnally hot oil act. Two Men Die of Oil Blast Hurts Explosion While Well Near Santa Anna Acidized Injures Two More Bystanders Pick Spy Jury NEW YORK. Oct. 14.—(AP) —A Jury of IO men and two women was chosen In an hour and a half today for the federal government s trial of three persons accused of being members of a spy ring which sold United States military secrets to a foreign government. The jury was seated after Gustav Rumrich. former U. S. army sergeant, a fourth defendant, had unexpectedly changed his plea from innocent to guilty. Sweetwater Man Gets Two Y^ars SANTA ANNA Oct. 14.— «Spl.)— pital this morning of bums and in-John S. Simpson. 42. Coleman oil : Juries suffered in an oil blast five . . ,    „    ,    miles northeast of here yesterday operator, and John Knox Jr., 30,    . Midland employe of an oil well] Simpson died at 12 55 a rn. and acidizing firm, died in Sealy hos- Knox succumbed at 8 o'clock. - ;    Two    other men were injured ■ I a iir    I    * In the explosion .which afrpar- Hackp    harmpr    pnt,y *** c»u**‘d bT »    *p*rk I marvel!    i ammi    lhat irT1|Ud taping    from J    .I    a broken connection. Ah    were Pays Tenant Loan    VV    Yr spewed from the well. HASKELL. Oct 14.—(A*)—Ayres Simpson was %• partner the    her    husband. Frnrk. 81,    aftd    thev A. Cox. young farm owner, handed I operating firm of Simpson and    Rot    outside safely.    But    Mrs.    Hoi- I *jpj0nage this veir to 26. a check for $324 45 to Rf K Skip- whit* drillers of the well, the L.    ; brook went back    get her dogs and Dies for Her Dogs COLUMBUS. O, Ort. 14.—(UP) — The affection Mrs Ella Holbrook 81. held for her :i< poodle docs cost her life today When her. jottaga* caught fire Mrs. Holbrook av.akened LABOR TAKES HAND Although the West Central, the North and the Panhandle district organizations are the only associations of independents active in Texas, hundreds of Southwest Texas independent oil men are expected to attend the commission hearing Saturday. They sought today to arrive at a See OIL FIGHT, Pg. 9, Col. 8 5 Hurt, I Seriously In Westex Mishap MINERAL WELLS. Ort. 14 — (UP)—Annel Crenshaw, 13, was near death today from a fractured skull, and four of his brothers and sisters were injured as the result of an automobile accident. The five, en route from their home at Philadelphia. Miss. ot visit their mother at Artesia, N. M.. were hurt last night when their automobile plunged into a ditch because of a broken steering rod. Nazi Spies Executed BERLIN. Oct. 14.—(UP)-Franz Backes. of Trier, and Joseph Bar-anek. of Ratibor. ha e been executed for espionage, it was announced today. These executions brought* the total executions for SWEETWATER. Oct, 14.—<Spl > -------—    ------- -    -    -        ....      .... —Oloid McCluskey, 23. tried en an worth. Farm Security admmistra-Baker No I Purns covered his j wa* trapped, indictment charging him with mur- tlon supervisor af)d became the J bfKlv and an arm was broken by the der of Harry N. Smaulley, 30. of    man    blake tile full pa>-fblast. Fisher county* September 12. 1938, went on a farm •tenant purchase , i^gmx was employed by theJRck-was found guilty of aggravate^ as- l^u unde8 the Bankhead-Jones J and Moore company of Mid- Anqeloan Dies it) _    STEPHENVILLE,    Oit.    14.-*(UP) sault today and given a t*o-Vear    tarm    tenant act.    iand .He an^,W    P 1j»cv,    30. were    E q    Elliott, 50. of San Angelo, Jail sentence. Smaulley was injured    C.    M Evans, regional    director, j acidizing the well at the    time of    died In    a hospital here today from in adight on the night of Sept em-    said    today Cox entered    the FSA    the explosion    Jimmy    Burrage    injures    suffered in a highway Heber 12 and died early the next    rehabilitation progrant in    1936, and    Ranger, was not    seriously    injured    cident    near # Bluffdale Wednesday •I morning of a fractured skull. ts this year was selected as one of the He drove to,A Brownwood hospital His body w«a., taken to Cisco for Army Chiefs Quit BUCHAREST. Roumania. Oct. lf .-(UP)— G*n .Alexander \rgeseanu. •tar minister, and Gen.oAlexarider and the Glatz, his undersecretary, resided agemetlf today The resignations were Til explained.    *8> six tenant farmers to receive FSA for tre^ent. Lacy received a Xarm purchase loans in Haskell j broken leg and was burnet# but hos-fcounty. Through adherence to bicipital attendants pxpect him to refarm management plan worked out i $pver.    ~    V for him by #ie rural supervisor ' fwo other Bien at the well. Alex supervisor of home man- j Clark of Coleman and Roy Haynes ed agpmeBf plans. Cox now holds a of Santa Anna, mere uninjured, ot deed to the farm which hdS>rented They brought Simpson. Knox and I in 1936, £j|?vans sA ®    1    Lacy to the hospital. ® • burial. Elliott was a wholesale d^y# salesman. U. S. Defense! WASHINGTON. Ort. 14.— (AP)—President ftoosevelt said today he was making an entirely new study Olathe nation's na^onal defense needs and that untU,)it was completed he could not estimate next year’s budget. I—sr Nazi-Church Split Wider ®    •    .    .    •    —SEE    PAGE    3 ;

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