Abilene Reporter News, October 18, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 18, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas • «Arab Rebels Barricade Gates, Run*Rampant Behind Ancient Walls of Holy Land Capital-See Page 4 •    •    rn    • WEST TEXAS' •WM NEWSPAPERCfje sublime^ Reporter-JBtetos! "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Byron ★ ★★ EVENING VOL. LV111, NO. 140. toited Presa (UP) SINGER SEES HUSBAND SHOT ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 18, 1938—SIXTEEN PAGES. Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS FASHION NOTE TO SAWBONES: WEAR LIGHT GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE By HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—OF)— Men in white are to become men in light green, light blue or pale purple. This change from classic white for medical garb was explained to the American Col- lege of Surgeons today by William J. Engel, M. D„ of the Cleveland clinic. The reason—to get rid of glare. Surgeons, Dr. Engel explained, are pioneering the new style. Rapid increase in the candlepower of light available for their operations has brought cases of terrific eye strain. The strain can be avoided by doing away with the snowwhite walls, white gowns and uniforms: and white “drapes,’' covers over the patent. A few surgeons already have begun to wear colored gowns. Purple was one of the first. Dr. Engel suggested taking a leaf from the psyochology books and choosing colors that would soothe both the patients and the nerves of the operating staff. For walls of the rooms he offered light greens, light blues and blue-greens. These, he said, are “psychologically cool.” Chicago’*! blood bank reported to the surgeons Its first full year’s service today. This bank was" the first in the world to take blood from living donors and “can” it for use in transfusions. It was started in March last year. The report was made by three physicians, Karl A. Mey- er, Leonard H. Weissman and J. Lester Wilkey. Four thousand four hundred transfusions have been done. Of these 80 per cent were beneficial, 7.6 per cent definitely saved lives and 17.5 per cent resulted in no change. In half of one per cent the transfusions were "injurious.” ELIMINATING 'FREE- NAMED KILLER Ruth Etting, screen and radio singer, is shown at a Hollywood hospital bending over her husband. Myrl Alderman, who was shot in her apartment byt police said, Martin * * * Singer Facing Alienation Suit Shot Husband's Ex-Wife Claims Etting Stole Him HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 18—(UP)—A former wife and the technicalities af California law challenged today the right of Ruth Etting to the second husband for whose life she had been willing to sacrifice her own. As Myrl Alderman, former piano accompanist and present husband, recovered in a hospital from a bullet wound inflicted by her first husband. Martin Snyder, Miss Etting was named defendant in a $150,000 alienation of affections suit by Mrs. Helen Alderman. MAY PROSECUTE SNYDER The latter was Alderman’* second wife.    ,    . When her baby was born, the ascend wife alleged. Alderman left her and in July he and Miss Etting “acting under some pretended marriage ceremony,” began living together “as man and wife.” Miss Etting made bitter statements concerning her former husband, who had been her manager and ever-present chaperone during all of her professional career, and her attitude suggested that despite his boasts, she would induce Alderman to prosecute him. He was charged formally with attempted murder, kidnaping, and violation of the arms law by the district attorney and released on $10,000 bail. As to Mrs. Alderman's suit, Miss Etting said: “There absolutely was no romance between that boy and myself until after our marriage last July.’’ Snyder. Miss Etting's former husband. Police said Snyder told them he shot in self-defense. Miss Eating blamed Snyder’s Jealousy for tile shooting. * * * Fair May Place Charge on Gate Directors Hear Finance Report, Discuss Deficit Now It's Murder- GIRL FRIEND TICKLES HOUSTON YOUTH, THEN HE THROTTLES HER in a hospital last night. “Ruth picked on me, tickled and pinched me and made me mad,” Gray said. “I choked her a little and she passed out.” HOUSTON, Oct. 18—(UP)—Johnnie Gray, 22, who choked his sweetheart into unconsciousness because she tickled nim, was charged with murder today. Ruth Colville, 19, with whom Gray had kept company five years, died j Gray told police that he and Miss and found her on the floor. He took Colville were sitting in her home when the tickling episode occurred After he choked her. he said, he tried to revive her with wet towels and then left her. Miss Colville's brother came home her to the hospital. Later, physicians reported that she developed pneumonia and suffered from a severe throat injury, hemorrhage of the right eye, swelling of the brain and bruises. ON STAND IN SPY TRIAL Informer Relates Nazi Assignment Army Strength Asked by Reich Mar tin Snyder (above), for-"TitT tl)lcKar,H of Ruth Etting, singer, was charged with suspicion of kidnaping and attempting to murder Myrl Alderman, the singer * husband, in Hollywood. Big Spring Fire Loss $500,000 BIG SPRING, Oct 18.—(AP) —Damage estimated at half a million dollars resulted early today in a fire that destroyed the main warehouse and press of the Big Spring Compress Co. Flames consumed an estimated 10,000 bales of cotton and reduced the building, covering a city block, and press machinery to a mass of ruins. Fire Marshal E. B. Bethell said loss of the plant was figured at $90,000 and cotton at more than $400,000. Approximately 80 per cent of the cotton was carryover in the government loan and a portion of It being shipped was destroyed in freight cars on an adjacent siding. Origin of the fire was undetermined. A fire wall saved an adjacent warehouse containing several thousand bales of cotton. Priests Arrested VIENNA, Oct. 18—(AV-«x Catholic priests and an employe of Theodore Cardinal Innitzer were under arrest today In continuation of what nazis declared were measures against the "treasonable” attitude of the clergy toward the nazi party and Adolf Hitler personally. Milk Fund Show Tickets on Sale High School Boys And Girls Begin Selling Campaign More than IOO Abilene high school boys and girls this afternoon launched advance sales of tickets for the Booster club's Oct. 27 milk fund benefit shows at Fair Park auditorium. The students began their campaign with solicitation of residents of their own home neighborhoods. Jimmy Barlow and Dorothy Gean Shaw are sales leaders. Newell Thompson, Boosters’ milk fund chairman, and other members of that club, will meet the student salesmen and salesgirls Thursday at IO a. m- in the office of Mrs. Edith Smith, high school student counsellor. There a demonstration of selling, using various “types” of “customers” will be presented. The Booster club has obtained use of the auditorium, the talent for the musical stage show, and all other things necessary to produce the benefit—all without cost. Everything is being donated, including the printing of the tickets. Therefore, all funds—every cent— paid for tickets will go into the PT A milk fund to buy milk for school children who are undernourished. This fact holds true for all activities in connection with the milk fund. There is no overhead expense. Thompson this morning urged the public to renew its interest in dropping coins into more than 300 milk bottles that may be found on counters, cashiers’ desks, and other public spots throughout the city. These are to receive donations to the fund- Every two weeks Booster committees empty the bottles, count the money In presence of the proprietor of the place, who then signed a card upon which the amount taken from the bottle Is recorded. Rumrich Chews Gum in Confident Recital on Stand NEW YORK, Oct. 18—(UP) —Guenther Gustave Rumrich, confessed nazi spy, testified in federal court today that an espionage contact man in Germany had given him a specific as»ignment to find out how many soldiers the United States kept along the eastern seaboard and particularly how many troops were stationed in the New York City area. His contact man, he said, was one Sanders, with whom he had been placed In communication after he had sent a letter to Col. W. Nicolai, author of a German spy textbook, through Adolf Hitler’s newspaper, the Voelkischer Beobach-ter, in Berlin. CHEWS GUM IN COURT Rumrich, whose confession touched off the spy inquiry and resulted In the indictment of 18 persons including himself and the three defendants In the present trial, came into court today chewing gum. He draped his lank body casually in the witness chair, rested his face on one hand and shpoke in a slow but confident voice. Watching him intently were Private Erich Glaser of the U. S. army, who Is accused of stealing an aviation code; Johanna Hofmann, alleged messenger for the spy ring; and Otto Herman Voss, who is charged with stealing and transmitting the plans of an army pursuit plane. Rumrich brought the German war ministry into the picture— the government contends this official nazi bureau had direct charge of espionage activities— In discussing an exchange with Sanders concerning financial remuneration. Buck Passed Again— MARSHAL TO TRY STRATEGY The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Fair and coolai tonight and Wednesday West Texas; Fair, colder, light (mat in exposed pisces in Panhandle tonight Wednesday fair, colder in southeast portion Fast Texas Fair in west portion, show era in east portion except near lower coast, cooler in west and central portions tonight. Wednesday fair except showers in extreme east portion, cooler In interior Highest temperature yesterday ... 86 Lowest temperature this morning 61 TEM PER AT ( ’RES Mon.    Tues pm. . 84 . 85 . 86 . 86 . 85 . 80 . 77 . 74 . 72 . 71 . 69 . 68 FAIR a rn. 67 65 65 63 61 61 61 63 67 75 79 81 6:45 6:04 Sunrise Sunset 6:30 a    rn. 6:30    p    m    12 39 p    m Dry    thermometer 79    61 Wet    thermometer 65    59    68 Relative humidity 47    91    46 Insisting They're Plain Folk- —In Evicting Rich Widow LOS ANGELES. Oct. 18— (UP)—U. 8. Marshal Robert Clark, a stagecoach driver when men had to be tough, planned today to use persuasion against the shotgun defiance of Mrs. Anna Laura Barnett, who refuses to be evicted from her home. Atty. Gen. Homer Cummings at Washington merely ordered “please proceed” when federal officers here appealed for help in dispossessing the widow of Jackson Barnett, former “world's richest Indian.” • • * • The government says the marriage was illegal but postponed the moving day for irate Mrs. Barnett. A 60-day extension of time for her to move expired Saturday. Local officials chuckled after they passed to Washington their problem of getting the lady out without hurting her or breaking down the house. Then their buck-passing boomeranged. Marshal Clark called his deputies for a pow-wow. • • • “What’ll I do?” Clark asked. “The order says proceed, doesn’t it? “I think first of all 111 try to have a personal talk with Mrs. Barnett. 11 always use persuasion first.” He hoped Mr*. Barrett would open the door to receive the eviction notice. If this fails, the marshal or his deputy is allowed to stand on the porch and read the writ of restitution In a loud voice. Beyond that, Clark declined to reveal his strategy Mrs. Barnett sassed the Judge who ordered her out and promised to lay in a supply of guns and knives.    _________ Japanese Take Vital Position Invading Column Aims at Important Forts Defending Water Approaches to Canton SHANGHAI. Oct. 18.—(AP)—Japanese tonight announced capture of Yangsin. vital Chinese defense position 50 miles east of the Hankow-Canton railway, culminating a bitter 84-day drive up the Yangtze river from Kiukiang. HONGKONG, Oct. 18.—(JP)—A strong Japanese column drove southeastward tdoay across flat terrain toward the Bocca Tigris forts, the capture of which would deal a sharp blow to the defense of Canton, whose water approaches the guard.    * If the invaders can eliminate those fortifications—which the Chinese call ‘Tiger’s mouth" and which are supplied with modern armaments—they will enable warships to -- Kermit Pumper Still Missing , KERMIT. Oct. 18—(Spl.) Although officers today were working on a new lead, they apparently were no nearer a solution of the mysterious disappearance last Friday night of E. L. Dumas, 49, oil field employe. Officers and Dumas’ employers continued their investigation on the theory that he had met with foul play. Dumas is believed to have carried about $240 in cash when he left his home at ll o’clock Friday night for the Magnolia-Walton lease, north of Kermit. Dumas was employed as a pumper on the lease, which is about three miles from his home. Company officials began their investigation Saturday morning when Dumas failed to turn in his pumping report. The missing man’s car was found at the lease, undamaged and with the keys still in the Ignition lock. A relentless search on foot, by horseback and from the air has been under way since Saturday. City to Greet Porker Fans fight a way into the South China metropolis. DRIVE FOR TSENGSH1NG A vicious land attack on the stronghold appeared imminent as the column pushed on after capturing Cheungmuktau, midway between Hongkong and Canton, about 80 miles apart, and on the vital Can ton-Kowloon railway. With an estimated 3.000 square miles of Kwangtung (Canton) province conquered in less than a week, the Japanese intensified efforts to reach Tsengshing, 50 miles northeast of Canton on the Waichnw-Canton highway. They also blazed their way toward Sheklung. an important railway center 50 miles due east of Canton on the East river. Arkansas Special Train to Stop for Gadders' Workout A typical “Howdy Neighbor” reception awaited the University of Arkansas special train, "the Arkansas Traveler,” on its scheduled arrival here at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The special train Is carrying the Arkansas football team, the university band, the state’s governor and a large delegation of football fans to California, where Saturday the Porkers do battle with the undefeated Santa Clara team. Scheduled to meet the special train were representatives of official Abilene, of the Abilene chamber of commerce, the Hardin-Sim-mons university band, the Cowgirls, officials of the university and of Texas Interstate Theaters. Immediately after arrival a downtown parade was planned with the Arkansas and Hardin - Simmons bands participating. Merle Gruver, chamber of commerce manager, planned an automobile tour of the city for visitors from the Porker state. The parade will move from the T. P. station on Pine to Fourth, west to Cypress and South to the Paramount theater. Climaxing the parade was to be a reception at the Paramount where the picture, “Arkansas Traveler” is now showing. Manager Wally Akin was erecting a platform in front of the theater. Mayor Will W. Hair was to etxend an official welcome to the visitors. Gov. Carl E. Bailey of Arkansas was to respond. Judge J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of commerce, was to extend greetings of his organization. Others ! in the official welcome party were to be W. J. Behrens. C. M. Caldwell and J. P. Stinson. KRBC was to broadcast the reception program. The Arkansas band was scheduled for a concert from the theater stage immediately following the reception. Out on the Ha rd in-Simmons gridiron the Porkers were scheduled for a brief workout, of about one hour. Fans of the city have been extended an Invitation to watch the Hogs go through their light limbering up | drills. Ex-residents of Arkansas have been Invited to the home of Dr. J. D. Sandefer, Hardin-Simmons president, tor an informal get together. Gov. Bailey was to be Dr. Sandefer's guest. Officials Studying Rodeo Elimination, Lower Admissions See Page 5 for detailed report of fair finance*. The “free” in the West Texas Free fair for 1939 will be eliminated if suggestions made by directors of the fair association in special session this morning are carried out. The board heard a report of financial condition and discussion of possibility of a fair next fall as chief items of business. The board also approved a resolution expressly appreciation for work of D. H. Jefferies, association president, toward success of the fair this year and last. DEFICIT DISCOUNTED A preliminary report of the 1938 fair. with explanation of various items of expense was read to the group by Merle Oruver, association secretary. Total deficit of the association was $2,38414. Accounts receivable from exhibitors totaled $1,-049. and accounts payable amounted to $2,908 “Considering til* report from the standpoint of ac trial worth to this fair and fuutre fairs, we didn't go in the hole,” Jefferies told the directors. “After discusalon of the report, the directors began consideration of a program to raise money for clearing the deficit could be raised As a result. John B. Ray, Tom K. Eplen. W. J. Fulwiler, Ernest Grissom, J. C. Hunter, and Omar Radford were appointed as a committee to draft plans. TO STUDY GATE FEE Only restriction put on the committee was that plans were not to include a general solicitation campaign. The committee was Instructed further to draft recommendations for future policy of the West Texas fair, with particular reference to establishing a 25-eent entrance gate charge. Directors were unanimous In belief the free gave must be eliminated lf the fair 1j to keep clear cf deficit* in the future. "Continued deficits will u binately kill the fair completely,” one director commented. “and th#* only solution now appears to be an admission charge on the gate.” Proposals to eliminate rodeo* also wert advanced. Regardless of action taken on that point, however, the directors were unanmou* in favoring a lower admission price for whatever grandstand attructions were presented. Twenty-five cents was recommended. Immediately after adjournment oi the board, the committee met to begin its work. Recommendations are to be presented the board and other Abilene business men soon. GMC to Hire 35,000 NEW YORK. Oct. 18.—(AP) — The General Motors corp, announced today it would reemploy 35.000 additional workers within the next two weeks. TYPICAL' AMERICAN FAMILY GOES SIGHTSEEING IN NEW YORK NEW YORK. Oct. 18.—(UP)—The “typical” American family, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Craig and their children, Emmy and Billy, of Muncie, Ind.. starred out or**a busy scheduled sightseeing today. . Under the name of “Middletown;* Muncie lh as been the subject of a study of the typical American community by Dr. Robert S^Lund. The rn    W Craig family was selected by the Muncie Press as the typical family of the typical community. “We’re having a lot of fun,” Craig said. “But honestly, we’re Just ordinary hard-t|prking peo-ple.”    a Being chosen as “typical” has made a difference m the Craig s* elal activities, Mrs- Craig said. “Everybody has been so nice,” she said, “They all want to meet us now and they seem to be so proud of Mflhcle.” . Craig, 34. is employed by the Muncie waterworks at $124 a month He said he pard $20 a month rent for the Craig four-room apartment and al|0ut $40 a month for food. He does not gamble or drink,• • but smokes one pack of cigarets a day. His wife does not smoke or drink because she does not like the taste of tobacco or liquor. The Craigs are Protestant, but go to church only “occasionally ” Crttg hasbeen a life-long republic®, but he voted for President Roosevelt in 1936. • •Mason Boy's Steer Royal Grand Champ KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oct. 18 — (UP)—Mayfield Kothmann, a 17-year-old farmer from Mason, Tex., who entered his steer in the open class of the American Royal because he thought it was too good for the 4-H club competition, grinned proudly today when the animal was adjudged the grand champion of the steer show. Windowbar Hotel Chinese Luxury PORTLAND. Ore., Oct. 18 — (UP)—Three Chinese, held for 77 days as material witness in an opium smuggling case, left the Multonoomah county Jail today with extreme reluctance. They told police that never before had they known such “luxuries” as they found in jail and asked to be allowed to stay until they could board ship for home. Break in Summer Weather Due Here A break in the summer-like weather of recent weeks is predicted by the Abilene weather bureau, as well as by forecasts of the Dallas weather bureau. Forecast for Abilene and vicinity is cooler tonight with Wednesday fair and cooler. Fair, colder and light frost in exposed places is the forecast for the Panhandle. Capt. A D. Sheppard of the Missouri state highway patrol, said that Alble C. Wright (above), 24, had confessed at. Poplar Bluff, Mo., to slaying Hugh Owen, sheriff, at Nowata, Okla. Leslie R. Cameron wa* sought as Wright’* companion at the time of the shooting. Huey Search Center Shifts Man Visits Judge, Says He's Hunted Ex-Tax Official HOUSTON. Oct. 18—UP) — The search for Arthur Huey, former tax assessor-collector of Hutchinson county, about whom a strange game of legal hide and seek reveres. was shifted here today. Two instances where a man represented himself as Huey were recorded in Houston. A Texas ranger was seeking Huey to return him to the penitentiary where he was released on a writ by District Judge H. F. Kirby of Groesbeck. District Judge Curtis Douglass at Stinnett in turn had held in contempt penitentiary officers who released Huey on Judge Kirby’s order. Huey was convicted of embezzlement in Judge Douglass’ court and sentenced to four years. VISITS JUDGE Last night a man who said he was Huey visited the home of District Judge Langston King and asked the judge to issue an injunction preventing the governor and Texas rangers from arresting him. When Judge King told the man he was unable to issue such an injunction and informed the man he would be compelled to notify officers of his presence, the visitor left in a taxicab which had waited for him. Judge King said the man, before leaving, told him he intended to remain in the Houston area and would protest any effort to arrest him but would not resist arrest. “I have a discharge from the state prison and I have an injunction in my pocket prohibit4/* g my arrest.” the man said. “I think I’m in the clear. But if the courts finally decide against me. I will be available." Acting Governor Walter Woodul dispatched a state ranger to seek out Huey and arrest him despite Judge Kirby's injunction. Veteran Ranger Dies AUSTIN, Oct. 18.—uF1—Public safety department Headquarters received news today of the death after a long illness of Albert Mace, a veteran ranger, in Mexia. VISITING NEIGHBOR-Champ of Holstein Bulls Announced DALLAS, Oct. 18— (*») —A two-year-old named Segls Sir Hazel, owned by H. B. Hales and Sons, Amarillo, today held the title of grand champion Holstein bull of the state fair of Texas. Hales and Sons also showed a number of other winners in the Holstein class, taking first jun Jr bull calf and Junior Champlin bull and first for bulls 4 year* and over. Abilene Motorcade to Haskell Fair Off Tomorrow Morning A motorcade of Abllenians accompanied by the Abilene Christian college band will leave for Haskell Wednesday to attend the opening day of the Central West Texas fair, according to plans completed yesterday by the Abilene Boosters club and the Abilene chamber of commerce. The motorcade is to leave Abilene at IO a. rn. and re-form on the outskirts of Haskell for a parade through town, With the delegation will be Nancy Grissom, princess for the Royal Cotton festival of the West Texas Free fair, who has been selected Abilene duchess to the Haskell celebration. Arrangements for the trip will be directed by C. W. Moss, Don Waddington and Jack Simmons, Booster club committee appointed last night. All Abllenians wanting to join the motorcade have been asked to contact one of these committeemen. The chamber of commerce is to provide transportation for the band, Merle Gruver, manager, said today. “We don't know how many persons will make the trip,” Jack Simmons, Booster president, commented today, “but we certainly do want to have the best and most impressive motorcade possible.” ;

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