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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               IwmraAS'l NEWSPAPER VOL. LVill, NO. 141. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'tUl YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT rmi IIP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS WAGE-HOUR CHIEF ASKS INTRASTATE BUSINESS TO OBSERVE ACT VOLUNTARILY WASHINGTON, Oct. P. Andrews, wage-hour ad- ministrator, suggested today that wage standards under the new fair labor standards act are so low that Intrastate industries not subject to It could conform to Its provisions without great difficulty. Saying ho could not Issue a list of businesses which could claim exemption because at (heir Intrastate character, Andrews told news- men: "As a matter of (act. I don't think It would be a national catas- trophe II they, too. would comply with the act. "In fact, I think I will appeal to Intrailatc industries to do that, PREPARING TO STAMP OUT ARAB REVOLT- I can'', iff that any damage would be done If a person not covered by Ihe act complies." Andrew remarked, however, that since the statute, which be- comes effective Monday, applies only to Interstate commerce, coop- eration of Industries of a purely Intrastate nature would have to be voluntary. -It be voluntary unless we get state laws that -rould take state laws" to paM lntr" The new act calls for a minimum wage of 25 cents an hour and a maximum work week of 14 hours during the first year. JAPS DRIVE TOWARD CANTON UNDER COVER OF AIR RAIDS Casualties Running Into Thousands As Bombers Range Over Kwangtung HONGKONG. Oct. Japanese Invasion of South China was developing tailght Into three distinct operations under cover of one of the most intensive aerial campaigns In the history of modern warfare. All drives were directed at (he de- fenses of Canton. One column ap- parently was spearing toward the provincial capital's communiatlons Scores of bombing planes ranged over Kwagtung provlne, f erretlng out troops concentrations for ma- chlnegun and bomb attacks and striking at bridges and railway cen- ters. Casualties were said to be run- ning Into the thousands. It was estimated that thousands of square miles of Kwantung pro- vince had been conquered In the WHERE JAPS GAIN IN SOUTH CHINA The arrows near the bottom of this map show approximately where the Canton-Kowloon rail- way, vital link between Hong- kong and Canton has been cut by a Japanese advance In South China. The top arrows on the north, another In a flanking thrust toward the city's river forti- fications on the southeast and the third following the Canton-Kowloon railway directly toward the city. Indicate the Japanese drive from Bias bay through Walchow, up the highway to Canton. The Ja- panese met strong resistance miles east ol Canton with the Chinese making a desperate ef- fort to halt the invaders. week-old invasion of South China. The Japanese strength now Is es- timated at men, and the most advanced expeditionary force has gone about 50 miles inland. Army Of Syrovy Taking Over Czechoslovak Rule Copyright, 1938, By the Associated Press PARIS, Oct. increasingly stern military control of Czecho- slovakia under the Soldier-Premier Jan Syrovy has assumed some authoritarian characteristics of the German and Italian regimes an un- censored account received by messenger from a reliable and Independent source In Prague said today. Domination of all official activities by the army general >UIf Is considered nccesssrj- by dost to the government during the transition period when the country U trjinj to adjust itself to trjnr conditions, this account said. Among changes necessary a of the government and revision of the constitution. Nevertheless, the necessarily dic- tatorial methods are hading to some dissension among ordinary government functionaries whose roles arc being taken over by mili- tary authorities. The army general staff, now sit- in what Is known is the "new war is'dlreaing all activ- Hies. All official orders must now be submitted for approval before pub- lication or announcement, to the general staff. The only cert .in way to leave Czechoslovakia Is By airplane. Military authorities say frankly to travelers trying to cross the bor- 3crj by train, "it (the train) docs not go all the w-y to the frontier." The official explanation Is that thi Czt-chos'ovaks are afraid the Gcrmaus or Poles may confiscate (he irtiliuad trnin. as has happened in several i.ccordlng to reports received In Prague. Two Hurt As Auto Strikes Hoy Bailer T. N. Mapes and A. Tonn of Has- kell were injured last night about three miles north of HaiOey when the car in which they were riding hit a hav bailer as it started to turn off the highway into a side- road. Attendants at the Hendrlck Memorial (he men suffered cuis and alrasions but nere not seriously hurt. Two cars wete wrecked last night on an Albany highway culvert cist jf Abilene and two men were re- ported injure-i. Hospital attendants laic JIM that they had not eatcred for treatment. Catholics Hear Gospel Reviled NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 18- (ft Pope Plus XI. giving his benedic- tion to the eighth national euchar- Istlc- congress today In a broadcast from Vatican city said he could scarcely restrain a tear when he beheld the majesty of God he.d up as an enemy. Rain-soaked thousands or, wooden benches In park stadium heard the pontiffs words just as George Cardinal MundeWn of Chicago had ended the solemn high pontifical maM which formally opened the congress here. The pope spoke for six minutes in Lstln. Then his words were translated Into English and re- broadcast from Ihe Vatican. Although he said there were .nany thlngs giving htm cause for fear ansiety. the pontiff added that he saw a promise o[ belter things for the universal church in the "rellow- erlng among x x .x all peoples o.' cucharlstic love." "In he said, see many men who hold valueless and reject and spurn those divine precepts of the gospel which alone can bring salvation to the human race. Scarcely can we refrain from a tear when we behold Ihe eternal majesty of God hlnwlf set a.sidr and outraged. or wi'.h unspeakable wickedness held up as er.rmy to re- viling to execrailon." Control Of All Palestine Fair Directors To Talk Deficit Again Thursday Loss Is Free Gate May Be Eliminated Board of directors of the West Texas Pair association will meet Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, to continue study of the deficit In- curred in this year's exposition, President D. H. Jefferles announc- ed Tuesday. At a meeting Tuesday morning, the board was told that a loss of Sl.324.20 was experienced in the fair. Total deficit of the association now stands at A committee composed of John B. Ray. Tom K. Eplen, W. J. Ful- wller, Ernest Grissom, J, C. Hunter and Omar Radford has been ap- pointed to draft plans for clearing the deficit. Only rest.-tctlon placed on the committee was that plans were not to Include a general solicitation campaign. The committee was in- structed further to draft recommen- dations for future policy of the fair, with particular reference to estab- lishing a 25-cent entrance gate charge. Thus It appeared that the free gate would be eliminated in the 1939 fair. PROPOSE RODEO BAN Directors were 'inanimous in be- lief the free gate must be eliminat- ed If the fair U to keep clear of de- ficits In the future. Proposals to eli- minate rodeos were also advanced. Regardless of action taken on that point, however, the directors were unanimous in favoring a lower ad- mission price for whatever Riand- stand attractions are presented. Twenty-five cents was recommend- ed. To continue the study. Jefferles urged all members to be present for the Thursday meeting, at which time a report of the deficit com- mittee will be heard. The board voted a resolution of appreciation lo Jefferies far his work in the 1937 and 1938 fairs, as president. Detailed financial report was read to the board by Merle Oruver, secretary. It showed that main looses were on rodeo and races, these two events costing 56.877.H and bringing In only J3.0W, leaving a deficit of 873.H. If those two attractions had merely broken even, the fair would have profited Total expense of the fair was 413.62. and total income was 519.82. Principal sources of this in take was from carnival shows, rides and concessions: ana S4.383.05 from independent conces- sions and exhibit space. Japs Take Towns On Hankow Front SHANGHAI. Oct. capture of two important bulwarks of Chinese resistance in the Yang- tze valley was announced lonight by the Japanese. They reported final capitulation of Yangsin protecting the north- ward railway approach to Hankow, and Tdan. protecting the south- ward railway approach to Nan- 6 On Tug Saved SEATTLE. Oct. 18 Hi _ The coast guard patrol boat Morris ra- dioed from Alaska waters today it I had rescued the six men aboard the tug Macray. which went ashore Sunday night in a gale in the gulf of Alaska. The Weather lots. portion. ti TKxlrrmtf tAQtVrly In wind, on cnftkr iftnfh poitlor CMC Rehires Employes, Restores White Collar Pay Cuts HELD IN SLAYING Blonde Patricia Dull (above) was charged with first degree murder for the death of Wil- liam Holbrook. former assistant county prosecutor -at Benton Harbor, Mich. He was shot to death a few minutes alter Mrs. Dull was released by police, who had held her briefly at the re- quest of Holbrook, who said she was annoying him. Two Flee Jail At Sweetwater Jailer And Wife Bound; Theft Of Car Reported SWEETWATER, Oct. 18. Horace Cook and his wife were bound and locked in the Nolan county Jail late toniyht by Merle (Rffi) HiJl and Curtis Couch who made their escape. Twenty minutes after the Jail break, a Mr. Lewis of Run- nels county, reported theft of his automobile. Cook said he went to lock the prisoners up for the night and as he stepped (nto the jail cor- ridcr Hill came from behind a door with a small knife in his left hand and a section of broom stick In the other, told him to give him the keys and his gun or he would kit! hfm and hU wife. Cook said he grappled with Hi.'l but was overpowered. Couch tied the jailer and his wife and the prisoner placed the pair in (he cell with other prisoners, then locked the door. Hill was brought from Huntsvitlc prison to stand trial for theft of a trailer. Couch, whose home is in Abilene was held on two charges of armed robbery. The stolen car was described as a 1937 V-S coach, license number 860-419. It was black with while sidewalf lires. At mirinight members of the sheriffs department were heading toward Abilene In their search. General alarm was broadcast to peace officers in surrounding (owns. Abilrnr police, sheriffs and constable's department -were patrolinjt highways in the vic- inllT of Abifcnf, aided by state nighuay patrolmen. MOTOR MAKERS HIKE OUTPUT TO KEEP UP WITH RECOVERY Job And Salary Expansion Increases Firm's Payroll Two Millions Weekly NEW YOSK, Oct. industrial revival in the United States was backed today by a General Motors corp. announcement of plans for re-employing factory workers within the next two weeks and restoring salary cuts for about white collar employes. Speeding of re-employment in motor plants will supplement the back-to-work march in steel, textile and other industries since a business recovery trend took hold last summer. Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., chairman, in announcing the additional employment, said General Motors felt justified in raising production schedules "by re- vising upward plans made last summer." STOCKS SHOOT Up Normally automobile output swings upward In autumn In a shift to output of new models. This year, it was Indicated, motor makers are hastening production of 1939 cars to ieep abreast business improve- ment. It was estimated the job expan- sion and salary increase plans would boost General Motors pay- rolls somewhere around weekly In the 14 states where Its assembly and parts plants operate. With the Increase, It was figured, total and white approximate workers compared with a 1937 average of about The announcement started a last- hour buying wave In the stock mar- ket, lifting numerous shares to the highest prices recorded in more than a year. General Mutors ran up 52.50 to a new 1933 high at and Chrysler crossed for a gain of more than Explaining the salary adjustment, Sloan said white collar pay would be restored to the level existing prior to the reductions last Feb- ruary for those receiving a month or less. For those in the higher salary brackets. It was not- ed, adjustment would be made on "individual merit basis" Nov. 1. The cuts last winter amounted to 10 per cent tor those earning up to salary yearly. Stabilization of employment at higher levels. Sloan said, would be aided by the decision of General Motors to rebuild "substantial In- ventories in excess of retail demand during the winter months." Photographers, Not Marshal, Scratched LCX ANGHLES. Oct. S. Marshal Robert Clark, tonight served Mrs. Anna Laura Barnett, widow of wealthy Jackson Barnett, with a notice of eviction from her Wllshlre boulevard mansion, and came off without a scratch. But not sc a half-dozen newspaper photographers. The marshal rang the the door was opened and he handed the no- tice to Mrs. Bamett. Ughts flashd from cameras. While clatlc ictlred to safety, Mrs. 3arnet> ai.c her daugh- ter. Maxine Sturges, went into action against the photogra- phers. The battle raged for 20 min- utes before the last cameraman clambered over the picket fence. Parade Opens Haskell's Fair Abilene Visitors Due Near Noon; Booths Filled HASKELL, Oct. niblt booths were overflowing to- night, on the eve of the opening of the annual Central West Texas fair. The event will open formally at I o clock Wednesday afternoon with a parade. Marching, alonj with other units, will be four bands- thoK of Albany high school. An- son high school, Abilene Christian college and Haskell high school. A delegation of visitors from Abilene wil! arrive shortly before noon. Congregating on the out- skirts of the city, they will parade through the streets with horns blaring to extend good wishes to Haskell. The AbUene motorcade win depart from the chamber of commerce building at 10 a. m. The delegation's (rip hw been planned bj a Booster club W. Moss, Don Waddington and Jack Sim- Merle driver, rep- rejentinir the chamber of commerce. With the will be Nancy Grissom, princess for the Royal Cotton festival of Ihe Abilene fair and Ibllene duchess at the Haskell Tonight all livestock pens were filled at the Central West Texas fair grounds, promising one of the best shows in that division In his- tory. General exhibit space was so greatly desired that managers cut down the allotment to each ex- hibitor. Eighteen or 20 community and farm club exhibits had been set up tonight. Loss In Big Spring Fire BIO SPRING. Oct. thous- and bales of cotton were lost In a fire early today that also destroyed the maiu warehouse and press of the Big Spring Compress Co The building .which covered a city was left in ruins. Fire Marsha! E. B. Bethell jaid low of the plant was figured at j COO, and cotton at more than I COO. Approximately 80 percent of the cotton was carryover In the govern- ment loan and a portion of it being shipped was destroyed in freight cars on an adjacent siding. Origin o! the fire was undeter- mined. 'Hurray' Goes Up In Washington On Workers' Recall WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 figurative "hurray" went up tram Washington today upon news that General Motors was reemploytng 35.000 workers and restoring some pay cuts. Administration economists, most of whom have regarded '.he motor Industry as one of the key [actors In the near-term fu- ture of general business, were Jubilant. "It makes the outlook fitn brighter than it has aid oat who would not be quot- ed by name. "Probably it will stimulate business through the fall, winter and spring. "It Is also possible that Gen- eral Motors' action may lead some other companies to aban- don plans for wage cuts." Senator King a member of the monopoly inves- tigating committee, said he thought It was an indication of better feeling between business and government. WPA officials said it was "welcome news" and recalled recent assertions by Administra- tor Harry U Hopkins that re- lief rolls would be curtailed as private payrolls picked up. A sharp upturn In business this fall and winter also would reduce the prospective deficit for this fiscal year by Increas- ing the treuurj'j revenue u well as by pennitlni a reduc- tion in relief expenditures. Although not mentioning the General Motors announcement. Chairman Jesse H. Jonas of the Reconstruction Finance corpora- tion said at his press confer- ence that he thought business had taken "a definite turn" upward. He said increased rail- road traffic, was a favorable factor. Ticket Sellers' Ranks Swelled With production date of the Boasters mlllc fund benefit show a scant week off. high school leaders of the advance ticket sale campaign reported last night increased en- thusiasm by school students to put the performance over. Sales Leaders Dorothy Jean Shaw and Jimmy Barlow picked 100 high school students to act as salesmen In their respective neighborhoods Each student was Usued ten student tickets and five adults. The two leaders were pleasantly surprised about 75 addttonai students volunteered to sell tickets night about ticket! had Miners Rescued wwwui. wtAtru ad been issued. About ISO more will oe given out today. A check on the ticket sales will be made Thursday morning when the sales leaders will meet at to o'- clock with Booster officers in the office of Mrs. Edith C. Smith, stu- dent counselor. Tne Booster club has obtained use of the Fair Park for the show on October 27. Ta.'ent fov the musical stage show and all other r.ecessary equipment to produce the neneflc have been donated, includ- ing the printing of Tickets for the show will be 25 cents for students and 50 cents for adu.ts. San Saban Dies Contraband Cattle To Be Shown Friday PRYOR, Colo.. Oct. SAN SABA, Oc: miners entombed nearly four hours: Addie Cunningham Leverett widow by a fand f.lde were rescued un- of W. B Leveret! who was a bov- harmed tonishi from the I.-irnd of Woodrow wi'so'n mine. 11 mite south of Wai-! here today. The (ur.eral will be senburs held tomorrow' Revolt Thwarted RIO DS JANEIRO. Oct. The Brazilian government announc- 'iCd today a revolutionary plot hac joeen thwarted, but officials declin- ,ed to amplify their brief announce- ment. Troops Set To Enter Old City Of Jerusalem Grand Mufti Voices Arab Peace Terms By The Associated The British army took over control of all Palestine last night with a form of martial law and it was announced the troops would enter Old City of Jerusalem, today to clear it of Arab insurgenta after a four day siege. GERMAN THREAT The Palestine police force was placed army orders and Sir Harold Macmlchael, commander la chief for the Eoly Land, author- ized appointment of military com- manders to take the place of dis- trict commlsloners as the British government prepared to stamp out ruthlessly revolt that caused nearly casualties in 13 wests. WHh the of an Ihe Enl threatened, Bri'sin WM determined to restore orfer In the fwe the spread Of German Indue ace throujh southeastern Europe. Her soldiers had the task of wresting complete control ct towns of Beenhena, Oaza, Hebron, Bethelehem Jericho from.ths Arabs, as well as most of the Old City of Jerusalem itself. bombs an: kept uj an intermittent dia in the old quarter of Jerusalem. The Arab alms, were TOiced by HaJ Amln Effendl A! Husselni, grand mufti of erusalem, from his place of exile In Syria in an Asso- ciated Press copyright interview. INDEPENDENCE DEMAND Britain must stop Jewisn immi. gratlon. to Palestine, grant Arabs complete Independence, abandon the Idt of a Jewish na- tional homi in Palestine and termi- nate her mandati to that country, he said, before he orders his fol- lowers to stop fighting. In return, he said, he would guarantee Britain's rights and in- terests In Palestine, and Jews minority rights. Meanwhile, a copyright Associated Press dispatch from Paris an uncensorad account as received by messenger from a reliable source in Prague o[ the increasingly stern mljltary control of Czechoslovakia. A dispatch from Prague said Ger. man sources there Indicated Ger- many was prepared to return parts of the Sudetenland to Czechoslo- vakia, mainly those parts Inhabited, by Czechs. TO RESUME TALKS In Budapest it was said the ne- gotiations would be resumed through. regular diplomatic channels. With the Sudetenland fully occu- pied and the "crisis'' over Cecho- slovakia liquidated to her apparent satisfaction. Germany begin dis- missal of the reservists whose as- sembly In August for "maneuvers'" gave Europe her greatest war scare since 1918. Premier Dabmer of France was reported to have loo'sed Into the possibility of some sort of settlement of Prance's war debt to the United States. the hope an agreement might lead to fresh credit arrange- emnts for the country's strenglhen- ing. Jury Fails To Find Lynch Indictments RUSTO.V. U, Oct. special grar.d Jury reported today It had insufficient evidence Lo re- turn fcd.'ctrr.ena in the lynchiaj last of W. C. Williams, r.egro, and continued the case lor further investigation. The jury reported to JucUe S. U Wal'ser. however, that evaltncs showed tec m gui'ty of :vo different assaults or. couples Li parsed cars Ir. this in the men the women raped. that 1 found WITH TRUCK OPERATORS FURNISHING V MUSICIANS PROMISED FREE RIDES 10 ANGELO GAME '.e-c foothai! teams as a resident o!   

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