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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' OWM MIWSMPER Abilene Reporter WITH OFFKNi'L' TO nrc i VOL. LVI11, NO. 138. WITH BILLION MENTIONED AS COST- r-N6'C TO FfUENDS OR FOES WE VOUR WORLD EXACTU SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER PRICE FIVE CENTS A ReormamentTrains World Spotlight On U.S. Court's Order On T..J. GOES ON TRIAL Court's Order Bars Rearrest Of Arthur Huey Prison Officials Held Guilty Of Contempt, Fined GHOESBECK. Oct. Irlct Judge Fountain Klrb.v today enjoined Texas penitentiary offi- cials and stale peace officers from rearrcstlnt; Arthur Hucy. whose or- der of release from the peniten- tiary vas termed Invalid today In proceedings brought by the state at Stinnett. DMrlct Clerk H C. Fitzgerald said Mack Gnles of Huntsvllle. attorney lor Hucy, applied for the writ as soon us he learned the outcome of the Stinnett case. At Stinnett, District judge Curtis Douglas held Warden W. M, Wald and General Manager O. J. E. El- Slngson or the prison system guilty of contempt for releasing Huey as ordered tn a writ of habeas corpus taued by Judge Kirby, and lined them each. He held them In continuing con- tempt until they purged themselves by apprehending Huey. Judge Douglass in his ruling said, however, the officials' action was not wilful, Kid that It was the opinion of his court that the writ Issued In the Hmcstone county district court was valid. Then followed the action here. DOUGLASS RULING Judge Douglass said It was the court's opinion that II Judge Klrby's action in issuing a writ of habeas corpus ordering Huey's release was valid, "then the laws passed by our legislature and the decrees made by our court.'; are nothing more or less than a larce and a nullty." Huey, former tax assessor-collec- tor of Hutchinson county, was con- victed of embezzlement of county] funds, but contended he was strained Illegally. Huey was given a fair and Im- partial trial, Judge Douglas] said lioTOver. and been' duly con- victed In accordance with the law. The court lurther said it "convinced" the proceedings In Limestone county, "to say the Itisl.1 were in the nature of star chamber proceedings, Vpon the recommendation of .As- sistant State Attorney W. A. Simp- son of Amarillo, Judge Douglass ordered a Hutchinson county frand Jury Investigation o( the legal In- struments presented at the Groes- beclc writ hearing to determine if any changes were made In the written Officers dug up the dismem- bered body of Minnie Ootthardt, dance hall employe, while a negro man. Cliff Wheeler. later charged with the murder, watched. The victim, whose body was unearthed in a sand dune near Injlulde, Texas, was an employe of Joe Ball, tavern keeper who killed himself when officers sought to ques- tion him about the disappear- ance of several women. The of two have been found (Associated Press Photo.) i Press Opens Attack On Baruch; Trade Leaders He Advocates Special Armament Tax MUNICH, Oct...... many looked tonight for quick adaptation of Czechoslovakia to her hegemony and to settlement of Hungary's claims for Czecho- slovak territory on the same bails as Germany acquired the Sudetenland. At the same time the Ger- man press ceased attacks on Czechoslovakia and opened up instead with criticism of Bern- ard M. Baruch, former chair- man of Ihe United States war industries beard. Even the semi-official diplo- msflMh Politlsche Korrespon- denz Joined the chorus, i Baruch declared In Washing- ton Friday that Germany had not gained all raw materials or markets she needed and said "the threat to the United States from Germany Is In South Am- erica and is real and Immedi- "His charges." Ihe publication asserted, "further constitute a systematic campaign of casting suspicion on the German reich with the South American slates and to disturb the beginnings of exchange of goods profitable to both." H said It took satisfaction, however, In the fact President Roosevelt did not associate him- self with Baruch's strictures. Hitler, according to Germans In touch with the situation, did not designate in his confer- ences yesterday with Czech and Hungarian officials which cities towns and villages should be regarded as Hungarian but In- sisted the same yardstick be applied on the Hungarian- Czechoslovak border as was used in the Sudeten district. Pay Bill Ourselves, Financier Urges NEW YORK, Oct. Bernard M. Baruch, In an in- terview today In which he am- plified his views on building America's defensive forcf.s, ad- vocated a special laic to meet the cost of increased arma- ments. The tall, white-haired finan- as chairman of the war industries board, was In charge of mobilizing Ihe na- tion's Industry in the world the levy "should be heavy enough to meet the cost of preparedness, whatever the cost may be." "We should not pile the bur- den of paying for these arma- ments on lo the shoulders of coming generations." Baruch contended. "We should pay the bill ourselves. Congress, I be- lieve, should enact whatever form of levy it thinks best to Pay for the new expenditures. "I am not prepared, nor is It my business, to say how all of this money shall be raised, x x it "Some of the expense possibly can be met by transferring ex- penditures from PWA and WPA to the defense program, 'The cost of building up our national defenses will be high, undoubtedly several btilions of dollars before It Is through, but it Is a price we must pay If we are going to make the voice of America a voice of authority fn world affairs. The aggressive nations of the world pay heed to only one thing force and might." Referring lo the statements in the German prew that he was mixed up in a "Jewish plot" to influence President Roose- velt, Baruch said: "I am not going (o engage in name-calling or personalities, I have only one ot America, x x x "At the Versailles peace con- ference, where I was economic advisor to the American gallon, and chairman of its economic section, I fought con- sistently for better terms for defeated Germany." All of this, he said, "Is beside the point." "The big thing Is Munich, what do we face? "Germany. Japan and Italy are thoroughly armed, or as well armed as their resources per- mit. They are looking around the world, and have been for some time, for new fields of resources to control. "It is in the and the great fu- ture development of the world will take place" EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS A covereddish "Fellow- ship Supper" will be given Monday night at Rotan Baptist church. Bros. Here- ford sate is scheduled November 9. A Hereford auc- llon Is slated Jack Frost's White Hal ranch 12. West fair will open Wednesday. annual home- Ranger old- coming program for timers is set Friday. turkey grading school will be held Oclober 31. coun- ty will have a re-showing of Its Golden Jubilee November 3, 4 and aw' Cros: Colorado Clvde 5. Close COLEMAN.-A soil conservation meeting and tour of projects will be held November U. BIG SPRING Convention lor the six district of American Busl-1 rev. clubs will held in Pla....... Spring Monday and Tuesday. Olden, Knott.Coniway. Lawn. Lued- AS ANNUAL CASH CONTRIBUTION- ACC Endowment Gift Cox Announces fund In Chapel ACC Host To 1671 Students Visitors From At Least 92 West Texas Towns Students from at least 92 West Texas towns yesterday swarmed over the Abilene Christian college campus. They were guests at the college's high school day. resumed after a lapse of three years. Total counted attendance Irom Ihe area's high schools was 1.611. which did not Include those who re- gistered at the stadium gate In the afternoon. The visitors attended the morn- ing chapel program, at which an endowment gift, approximating from Mrs. E. P. Woodward of Houston n-as announced. They were conducted through the build- Ings of the campus, and in the af- ternoon swelled attendance at the Trlnlty-A.C.C. game to between 3.200 and a record for Morris stadium, which was opened last year. The weather was fine the game was close and cxcitlnt, and the only fly in the ointment was the Wildcats' defeat. College authorities announced the day will be held again next year. Schools represented were: Abilene Anson, North Park, Wylie, Highl- and. O'Brien, Benjamin, Cisco Albany, Alliis. Baird. Big Spring Blair.Breckenridgc.Blackwell, Brad- shaw, Crcs: colorsdo Clyde Close City.Denton. Old Glory Win- ers. Eula. Doale. Nugent MalUon AUSTIN, Oct. lene Cromwell of San Angelo, the daughter of the man who brought millions to the Uni- versity of Texas, now goes to school In the very building her father made possible. As a child she lived In a tent in West Texas where her father, Carl Cromwell, brought In the first oil well on univer- sity lands in old Santa Rita No. 1 at Texon Reagan county. The university's physical ex- pansion was financed princi- pally by interest Irom its per- mnent fund to which revenue from its oil and gas leases ac- crue. Carlene's father died In 1933 but his daughter Is part of the Institution he made wealthy. She lives in Carothers dormi- tory one of the new campus buildings'that revenues from oil lands helped build Two years old at the time, Carlene does not remember when the Santa Rita Ko 1 blew In but she's heard her about it so much Poetically everyons had given up hope the West Texas acres leased from the university by the Texon Oil and. Land company would yield oil. Cromwell and another driller stuck to their derricks however. They and their fam- ilies lived in tents loo miles from the nearest town of any size, San Angelo. In May. 1923. the well spout- ed oil and gas, signalling the beginning of another chapter In Texas oil development WITH COMMISSION SILENT- Defend, Fight Shutdowns Dovie Divide. Rock Hill. Jayton, ioree, Rutland. Rochester. Estacado. Putnam. Ferris' joodlett Merkel. SweMwater Haw- Rotan Howard county home demonstra- tion clubs will how an achieve- ment show October 28 and 29. Horace P. Dean, vice ue- ers. Doole, Sagerion. Loraine. Cen- tral. McHawlcy, Trent. Midland Plalnvicw. Noodle. Novice' CrOSS Roads' Baptist church Monday night Sinclair. Butterfie! KNOX CITY _ Knox city PTA'CO! 23. g" AS TESTIMONY Rail Management Reiterates Intention lo Cut Pay Of Workers 15 Per Cent Spur. Hunter Opposes Hike On Output Bureau Estimates November Market Share Up AUSTIN, Oct. Warnings of chaos in the Texas oil industry were hurled by ad- vocates and opponents of Sat- urday and Sunday shutdowns of the state's vast fields in lengthy proration hearing: here today. ENVISION' COI.I.AFSE Advocates of continuance of clos- i me.s. in effect for several months. BRADBURY TALKS AfoPENING PROGRAM OF CONCLAVE Women Urged To Be Alcrf On Taxation, Labor And Equal Jury Service Rights night, urging them to "be on addressed club last UXat'M' Mother Of Harley Woodward Sets Up Foundation An annual cash contribution which will amount to an en- dowment of at least ?126 000 tor Abilene Christian colleire was announced to the ACC student body and to high school visitors from over West Texas by President James P bfn the Cbapel "ercis" Saturday morning. The fund Is to be known as ihi> Harley Woodward "h; ot Harley Woodward, mern" nd leader of the Heluhts f Five Billion Business Boost South America May Follow In U. S. Footsteps By The Associated Press The United States advanced to the fore of the internationa' picture yesterday with broad rearmament plans of ramifications. IATIXS ALARMED Business leaders in New Yorfc estimated the program, embracing the dual aim of strengthening de- fenses and accelerating business recovery, would stimulate Industrial spending ot at least additional during the next 15 months. President Roosevelt's announce- ment Friday the United States was re-examinlny iu entire defenseset- "P was followed by Washington dis- patches mentioning as the total contenplaed addition to the budget for rearmament. The business leaders who are collaborating with government of- ficials In working out the program said, however, this figure would be multiplied five times by the In- clusion o! non-budgeted federal loans and private participation. Reports from Latin America Mid the United States' lead might be followed quickly below the Rio Grande. The retreat of democratic pro- tectors before Germany's threats against Czechoslovakia, and eco- nomic inroads already made in South America by Germany, Japan and Italy were said to have alarmed Latin American countries u to their future safety RECOVERY SHIFT The re-armament program view- ed economically, the business lead- ers explained, marks a basic change In the government'! recov- ery program, a switch of emphasis many business leaden have long consumer goods to heavy Industry. A fundamental goal nil] be the removal from WPA payrolls to gainful private employment of a major portion of the unemployed by the end ol the 1940 The figure of quoted in Washington dispatches, relates only to the total contemplated add- ition to the budget, they said, whereas the program as a whole, Ste ARMAMENT, Tf. 5, Col. 4 y In- In the worfc of homes, n" gift in the form of J5.000 to be used yfar "Id of mlnlsterS s udens of the college. Is being Mr' Wool- school mother, Mrs. r the gift were give -J.v in a letter receive, lay morning from Mrs. Wood Milk Fund Show Plans To Be Mapped Officers of the Boosters club and the students association of Abilene high school win meet together Mon- day morning at 10 o'clock to per- fect plans for a milk fund benefit show. The performance will be pre- sented October 37 with the high school furnishing the talent. Collecting from the Boosters milk !und bottles continued yesterday but no total was announced last night ,as all the committees had not reported. Lands His First COLDSTREAit, Berwickshire, Scolland. Of- nine days ot fishing with the Earl H "oiu mra. wooa- uaja m inning wun tne Earl of long time friend of Abilene Kome. Lord lieutenant of Berwick- college and Christian Prime Minister Chamberlain tnHau lmAai4 Vil- n_t. _ _ i for nf of Christian education. At the today mon. his first fish, a sal- Johanna Hofmann, 28, red. I haired former hairdresser on the liner Europa, Is shown In New York as she prepared to go to trial with three others on charges of conspiracy to steal American, defense secrets. (As- sociated Frets Photo.) Hungary Spurs Defense Plans Farm Workers Are Mobilized For Emergency BUDPEST. Oct. Hungary speeded defense measures today by ordering mobilization of agriculture workers to ensurs an adequate food supply In any emergency ariiinj from her dispute with Czechoslo- vakia on minority claims. The official Gazette will nubUsil tomorrow tar-reachlnj supplemental to the colors of fb-e. army classes ot about men. which boosted number of Hungsrians under armi to an estimated half million, These step, vert taken for peace, not war. official] said. Hun- gary has no aggrejslvt Intenttoni. It was added. Authorities were directed, to mui- ter all unemployed farm for transfer from farm to continuity of agricultural output. Former Premier Kolomon anyi, who presented Hungary's cast against Czechoslovakia b e f o r Helchsfuehrer Adolf Hitler at Mu- nich yetserday, relumed today with Germany's views on settle- ment of the territorial dispute. Hungary stood ready tonight ta negotiate furthei with Czechoslo- vakia if her demands are first ac- :epted in principle by the [ovemment. An informed source saia Czechoslovak government ta addi- tion would have to give sufficient guarantees that If an agreement reached. Czechoslovak troops .'ould evacuate the territories in- volved without resistance. Hungary looked to Czechoslo- vakia to make the first move for iny resumption ol negotiations. wnwood. welcome the Abilene lfd by Mrs. Colll declared luting the shutdowns vou'.d bring a collapse of ihe in- oustry. force the federal govern- ment to take over regulation and i nation. Sm'B by 111C club chorus. Josephine Heavenhlll. president of the Abilene BPW club Save the address of welcome, with by Mrs. Mildred Hlatt of i _ stale second vice president, i Selections by a girls' trio from San la Walker Martin Votes Road Bonds J count5 ol WASHINGTON'. Oct. 15 A miration by management Its intention lo put through a 15 P" cfr.t reduction In railroad Msrs re.ir.w1 the end lodav ot tf.-timony taking by President Roosevelt's emergency fact-finding The board, which is deferred bv !aw until after this re- port i.s made. J. J. Pellry, president of the American Association of was the final witness for the car- riers. Kc the board: "There is nothing that can be done to: this railroad Industry that Opponents held continuation spelled disaster for the giant East Texas and other fields and main- tained the reduction of production was costing Texas an increasing and alarming portion of its market ecah day. .Members of railroad commis- sion were silent on when n decision to be made known in the November prorntion order. wouW Ernest O. Thompson, commission chairman and chairman o! the In- terstate Oil Compact commission fnr.ouncerl.the Federal Bureau o.' Mines estimated share of the national market aemand for i issue carired by a Anselo-Ida Oerber. Beatrice Paul i and Helen CrocSery-and the ben- closed the evenlnj pro- result in untold danuse to the Delegates attended a square r.omic and social structure of the !dan" al 'he Taylor county vet- clubhouse following (he din- ner. PRESIDENTS MEETING j ed A meeting at 3 o'clock i'he issue Six smaller boxes will oprri thf Sunday program. after which a general The bond large margin, est boxes report- would finance be held at o'clock with Mrs a hard surfaced Florence chiton presiding. i pcTorS thence 32 miles lo the Andrews county line: and binldinsr of high school day. Dean Walter H. I Adams presided for the meeting. Devotional included the scripture reading by Dean Adams singing of 'Guide Me Oh Thin Great Jehovah." under the direct- on o. Leonard Burford. and praverl lead by W. Earl Brown, hfad of the' department of history at the col-' After the Dean Adams intromirrrl President Cox. who ?ive -.r.i welcome ;o the visiting student.'! and announced the donation. Earl JfcCa'-b of Anson. president of the students a.-.wiation. spoie In behalf o; the A C C ixxfy and introdwpr] in. Wildcat Band, which playM for the irrnup Tne band was under direction of Harrv who wrm the bar.ri chrcctinj con'cst 3; tnp Icze srirp; The Weather Palestine Regains Contact With World JERUSALEM, Oct. stlrie. at grips with an Arab rebel- tan, regained communication with, he outside wrrld today after 19 hcurs of Isolation. Bands rebelling against ihe ait- thoritieo had brought down ly every wire In the country. Reinforcements were immediately to centers of disorder. I There were murder, arson ani sabotage in various parts of the i country'. Votes I Power Plant Bonds I Hl'lr rhurtii In r. .it. GOLDTHWArTE. Ocr. li--'jv_ The City ol Goldthwaitc. by a vote of 2M to 53. today approved the issue of of revenue bonds to buy or construct a municipal elec- trical QLMT-ibuticn system. MMnliht n sis of the ciub prozram. "My BUM- ncM yours" will be directed by Kate Adrt, Hill, stair prwldent. Cluivch services at the Central Presbyterian church and a lunch- eon at the Wooton will prosram r.race attnrnry. is to be principal Pharmacy Week AUSTIN. Oct. James V, Ailred h.ii prcurUimed October .u sv.ionjl PS-.irm- n .JUE nen month was 1.371.000 barrels speaker at the luneheon rtail over the estimate lor! Introduced by Mrs. Carter. Brad- opposing the proposed cut, will'hear conciudins arguments Monday Then it have until October railroads I testimony this country, by ChjMrma'n major he denied Wheeler dlslr'ct- was called to' lhe i Washington unexpectedly on gov- on ,he of See BAPW, Ff. S, Col. See HEARIS'G, 5, Col. roAd conr.ectins at the i.enorari point, foin! OP. in a tn a point rear West Knoxx. 3. duta-ce of IS Tr.c qii.'vwn h.iri born vnrjvl nn nurins thr and (If iiv a snul o.' plan made a mere vnorous fj'.-i- palim precedingfr.f sccor.d election. Storm In Gulf JACKSONVILLE. P.a conditions rf.-naired HnsetHed over r.r.rida cav as modrra> 1 of Mexico. FOR FORCE OF WAR DEPARTMENT SEEKS DOUBLE AIR MIGHT A C UT VASHINOTOS. a .rf tare strength f.-r npAriy first This jhort'v after h.iii more been forced 'n h week.'! A te.iM'n.? fi'i objective by the w.ir d iirc.Mft. irmy's former '.id by o; in of condition.' Mr. fij'ire as under consideration epartment was t.ist would combine the soal o! l.SCO pianss -he prevent one of 2JM, .set in hy tli- head.M by formet ,if Newton D. Baip.- I J.X) first line planw in and cjf O'fioijis tiiat lu: horir.it Scrji represent fu- ture ?o.i> provide rre fr.rvis to Actual sre .ictcrf iipori M.ijor C.or.e.ll Henry H, Arnold, of CCTIW. that and in luture c ivors other size,   

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