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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' VOL. LVIII, NO. 142. Abilene Importer "WITHOUT, OR WITH QFl-'KNSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKEHM YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS SUES SONGSTRESS FOR Mrs. Alma Alderman, former wife at Myrl Alderman, is shown with their year old daughter, Norma Suzanne, in Long Beach, after she had riled suit agailist Ruth Ettlng, singer, for U50.000 damages. She charged Miss Etting alienated Alder- man's affections. Mrs. Alder- man's divorce does not become final until December 2. Alder- man was wounded In Miss Ett- Ing's apartment and her form- er husband, Martin Snyder, was Indicted on charges of shoot- ing Alderman. (Associated Press Photo.) T T- ff Ruth Etting The Gimp Billed Keeps Silent LOS ANGELES. Oct. Snyder. former husband of Ruth Etting, radio singer, was indicted by the county grand Jury this afternoon on charges of shooting Myrl Alderman, hsr accompanist and present spouse, at her Hollywood home last Saturday night, The indictment accuses Snyder ot attempted murder, kldnap- ini and violation of gun lawi. It juptrwdts a district attorney's com- plaint and makes a preliminary hearing unnecessary. Alderman, not seriously wounded. U reported recovering In a hospital. The jury took Its vote after hearing Miss Etting. nervous and wear- ing dark glasses, describe the scene In the music room of her luxurious home in the Hollywood hills. Snyder, at liberty on bond, was called before the Jurv but refused to testify. Snyder was returned to Jail on lieu of bond fixed by the grand Jury. The booking agent, known as "Col. Gimp" to theatrical associates had been at liberty on bond ordered under the original com- BELIEVE S'WATER FUGITIVES' GETAWAY CAR IS DISCOVERED Machine Identified By Winters Man; Prisoner In Aspermont Jail Escapes A car thought to have been used by two. prisoners who escaped the Sweetwater jail Tuesday night was found Wednsday Anson. Coltcnplckers IT a field seven miles west of Anson noticed a V-8 Ford standing In t road early In the morning, and at mid-morning officers identified it as one belonging to W. F. Clark of Winters and stolen'from In front of the Roy Thompson home in Sweetwater shortly after the break. The Jailbreakers were Curtis Couch of Abilene and Merle (Red) Hill Search was being centered last night in northwest Taylor county, a vicin- ity well-known to pair. At Aspermont. Truezell Coffee, chum of Hill, dug his way from the jail through a stone wall and escaped between and o'clock Tuesday night. HELD IN CATTLE THEFT Coffee uas awaiting trial there on catllc theft charges. .Sweet- water and Matador officers also hold warrants for him on similar charges. Hill was brought to Sweelwater from Htmtsvlllc to stand trial on a charge of theft of a trailer, and Couch was held on two charges of armed robbery. Hill had pleaded guilty and had been sentenced to two years Imprisonment The pair escaped from the Sweetwatei jail by overpowering Jailer Horace Cook, and his wife. Deputy Sheriff Bill Dunwody of farmer In the vicinity of the pres- ence of the abandoned car near Anson. He Investigated to find, that the car was out of gasohne. The Ig- nition switch had been lelt on. deadening the battery. No tracks were found leading away. Guards Move In On Swiff Plant SIOUX CITY. la.. guardsmen rolled into Sioux City tonight, ordered by Oov. Nelson o. Kraschel to reopen the strikebound Swift <t company packing plant where violence flared last night. The first 100 guardsmen of an estimated 500 trcops. expected dur- ing the night moved into the plant by way of back door late this afternoon. Egypt's Queen To Be Mother Soon ALEXANDRIA, Oct. r..............- handmade layette worth not lew than was ready tonicht for the child of the queen of th; Egyptians. Eminent phy.-icians argued over the probable birlh date of 17-year- old queen Parlda's first baby. 'Mosquito Fleet' Aids Japanese Showdown Battle For Canton Due Within A Week HONGKONG. Oct. armed motorboats were believed en route along the South China coast tonight to add an assault by river to Japanese overland drives against Canton. The fairly large boats added an extraordinary touch to the South China campaign, carrying a sort ot naval warfare Into the network of shallow waterways athwart Canton WITH LIGHT FROST Norther Drops Mercury 34 Degrees Street Parade Opens Haskell Four-Day Fair District Event Is Up To Tradition As One Of Best By MAURINE ROE HASKELL, Oct. Its four- teenth annual opening today, the Central West Texas Fair lived up to all its traditions as one of the best district fairs In the slate. The four-day educational anci en- tertainment program got underway at 1 p. m. with a street parade that presented rive bands of this section, pep squads from a halt dozen high schools, decorated floats on which rode students of Haskell county schools, home demonstration wo- men, Central West Texas fair royal- ty, and representatives of Haskell business firms. Following the parade from the square to the fairgrounds was a Eood percentage of the persons witnessing the street pageantry. Ex- hibit buildings, literally overflowing with displays, were open. There n-ere the Silver States shows on the car- nival grounds, and this attraction was was Haskell county school day and the kids had come co town by the bus loads. There was a rodeo performance at the grand- stand. The day climaxed with the coronation of Virginia Bess Atkel- son. teacher In the Paint Creek school, as queen of the 1938 exposi- tion. This event took place in the high school auditorium, with duchesses from twelve towns of this area In attendance. Thursday's program: Haskell day, with all business houses closing from 1 to 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Judyinj In all deparimentj begins at S a. m. All exhibits open to public. Second rodeo performance, 2 p. m., grandstand. Street dancing scheduled as evening- feature. Silver States shows on (he Midway. ABILENE DELEGATION FIRST today. An Abilene delegation, headed by the new chamber of commerce manager. Merle Gruver, was the first to arrive, about They brought along the Abilene Christian college band. Then came Hamlin visitors, and the green and white pep squad girls from the high school there. Knox City came over with the red and white high school band. Stam- ford brought along the American Legion band. Anson rolled in short- ly before the parade started, cars loaded with band boys and girls in black and red uniforms. All this color was added to some of Haskell county's high school pep squad girls in black ami gold, See FAIR, P5. 5, Col. Pilot Of Flaming Plane Cheats Death MONTGOMERY. Ala.. Oct. "new confidence In aviation1' was found tonight by Eddie Rlck- enbacker, world war ace and presi- dent of Eastern Air Lines, in a personal examination of the fire aloft last night that was cheated of a loll of 14 lives. Meanwhile, Pilot Dave Hissonr flame-seared but whole, rested in seclusion, while the 13 persons he steered to safety in the blazing p'ane sang his praise. AS INSTRUMENTS OF EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS BLAMES ISMS' FOR WORLD'S WOES NEW ORLEANS, Oct. leaders at the eighth national eucnaristlc congress today attacked political and philosophical "Isms" which they blamed for the world's woes. Fascism, communism, pagan- ism, materialism and naturalism were assailed as Instruments of religious and political suppres- sion and racial persecution. Monsignor Francis J, Haas of the Catholic university. Wash- ington, said the inherent rights ol and families were being invaded If not threatened with destruction. "It is he said, "to point to the spread of commun- ism, fascism, racism and social Injustice. Unnecessary to add they propose a weltenschanug. a philosphy of life totally at variance with fundamental Christian Even certain democracies, un- named, were criticised by the monsignor. "At present the peoples of the world are living under either authoritarian or democratic he said. 'The authoritarian, whether com- munist of fascist, are function- ally governments of terrorism. The principal democracies are thinly-veneered economic dicta- torships based on class strug- gle." Auxiliary Bishop Bernard J. Shell of Chicago, condemning vast rearmament programs which he said have made the world a "magazine of high declared: "It seems perfectly clear that this whole hideous brood (re- armaments) Is the natuial and necessary offspring of the stark, blatant materialism which has dominated our civilization for the past one hundred years, materialism rampant of philo- sophy and science, shameless and unafraid In literature, trampling down with ruthless feet the ancient sanctities and decencies of life." IN WARNING TO U, S.- Fgscism On March, lakes Says Fraternity And To Answer All WAGE OFFICIALS LACK FUNDS WASHINGTON, Oct. of- ficials, looking at their checkbook and the calen- dar, decided today thousands of questions about the fair labor standards act would have to be left unanswered when the law becomes effective Monday. They said neither time nor funds on hand would permit them to answer half the inquiries which have been coming Into the office of Elmer F. Andrews, administrator, at the rate of 1000 dally. Cong-ess appropriated for first opera- tions of the Jaw but Andrews saia much more would be needed. Andrews' aides said lack of appropriations had permitted employment of only four lawyers in the legal department. Twelve regional offices will not be set up until additional money becomes available. The money pinch Is being felt particularly In connection with the creation of industry com- mittees which will be empowered to recommend a minimum wage higher than statutory 25-cent Andrews took a step toward clarifying provi- sions of the law today by Issuing definitions of professionals, executives, administrators, out- side salesmen and persons In a retail capacity, who are exempt from the act. Blamed For Sit-Down Strikes WASHINGTON. Oct. Ralph Knox, a deposed official of the United Automobile Workers, testified today communists and revolutionary socialists "absolutely nominate" that union. To these left-wing Swastika Area Given Spread Mumble's No. 1, Graves Shoots Over Derrick ANSON, Oct. a new eastern spread to the Swas- tika sand area In the Noodle Creek field, the Humble OH and Refining company No. 1 Mrs. Rozilla Graves shot oil, water and mud several feet over the derrick when drilled. In late Tuesday night. Operators were low- ering two inch tubing Into a wet hole at the time. Production was tied Into tanks on location. Estimates of the well ranged to 1000 barrels daily. The well was killed with mud and plug- ged last weekend alter it was drilled into pay at 2863-72 feet. Location is 330 feet out. of north- west corner of sec. R. R. survey, east extension to the new Swastika sand area of the Noodle Creelc field In .southweLsern Jones county. Drilling on Humble oil Refin- ing company No. 2 Irvin was de- layed when bit dropped Into a large natural cave at 2700-2800 feet. Sev- eral hundred bags of cement, and cotton seed hulls were lowered in the hole wllh no effect- Operators today were planning to run casing. Location had been made for Humble Oil A: Refining company N'o. 3 Irvin, two locations north and one location east of Humble No. 1 section 48-18- T. P. R R. com- pany survey. Vote Bonds For New School At Benjamin BENJAMIN, Oct. Banjamin school district yesterday voted a S25.COO bond Issue to match a like amount of WPA funds plus credit to be allowed the dis- trict on its old building. Tne entire amount will be vised to raze the present structure and erect on its site a 15-roorn streamlined school building. Vote was 174 to 2 for 'he bonds. UNPERTURBED LINDY IS HONORED Apparently unperturbed by Russian aviators' charges that he under-rated their air force and thereby caused England to acquiesce more readily to Hit- ler's demands. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh Is shown with Mrs. Lindbergh as they arrived in Berlin. This picture was made October 11, the day after pub- lication of Russian charges. Tuesday night, without fan- fare, Lindbergh was decorated by Field Marshal Hermann Goering with the nazi order of the German Eagle. (Associated Press Photo.) Grand Jury Bills Trio In Poker Game Holdup ing In coal.tion with the____ Stoneites, a schematic branch of! me communist party, he attributed, I sit-down strikes. where heavy warcraft would run aground. A Swatow. eastern Kwangtung i.v province, report said the "mosquito 11" testimony before the house corn- fleet'1 passed south westward, es-jmittee on un-American activirjcs. corted by a mothership, apparently 1 blame for Detroit's long scries on Its way to the Pearl delta at the head of which lies the already threatened Kwangtung provincial capital. The Japanese command, with at least soldiers already on the march was adding reinforcements. Strong indications were that the actual battle for might take place week. Explosives Planted CANTON, Oct. .J_Work- men began plantir.i? high explosives in major factories today, making ready to thp "scorched earth- brose ;ilc" policy to Canton if the Japanese reach :he city. AT OFFICIALS' Prelim'nary Plans For Ihree West Texas Water Projects Made At Colorado Grand jury in 42d district court Wednesday returned three indict- ments in connection with the hold- up a week earlier of an Abilene poker game, and at the same time made a report to Judge Milbum S. Long condemning gambling. Named on the truebllls were S. Ft. Simpson, Gillarci Berry Butler and a third party not in custody. Simpson was Indicted for being an accomplice to a robbery, Butler for robbery- with firrarms and the third party for robbery with firearms. No bills for assault to murder were returned. District Attomev j. R, indicated that such in- dictments might be asked later, however. The grand jury in a written re- port said that it 'had dii-covered that certain gamblers have been renting rooms at sTne of the hotels gambling." and attention to the hotel operators to the fact thu fhey cou'd oe cl-arged with oper- ating a gambling house if they knowingly rented rooms for such purposes. The grand jury recommended that officers do all they can to prevent gambling in any form in Taylor county. Chrysler Recalls Employes Secretary Sees FDR's Liberalism Vs. Totalitarianism LOS ANGELES, Oct. Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the In- terior, warned an audience here to- nJght that "totalitarianism la on the march" in the United States as well as in Europe. 'Totalitarianism la Insidiously boring from within the temple of our own liberties is well as assault- Ing It from without." he declared In an address at the Shrine audi- torium under auspices of the Holly- wood council for democracy. "Our first line of defense against fascism is a passionate devotion to the American ideal of, fraternity and equality of opportunity for all Americans, regardless of origin or LOS ANGELES, Ott of the Interior Harold L. Ickes predicted today President Roosevelt "m I f h t hire lo run" tor a third term In 1910, but added quickly: "For his sake 1 hope he does- n't." The interior secretary, on a tour ol Pacific coast PWA pro- jects, said selection ot a dem- ocratic presidential candidate "Is in the lap of the and added he thought the president "would carry the United States if he ran ajain." mythical he added. 'There must be no steerage citizenship In the United States "It has become one of the ele- ments of our own self-protection that, we bring the forces of social justice within our own borders to time. The state of our state ot our sense of social justice-have become almost as Important Items In oar scheme of national defense as armaments themselves. Tney must be made time. "That's what Franklin D. Roose- velt, that's what a liberal demo- cratic party In the progressive trad- ition have been trying to do for these past six and one-half years- make those reforms, bring about those changes which will give Am- erica complete confidence that we may live In the best posslbile way for all. not a few, of us to live- before the sands of the hourglass run out In Europe's hands. "And no one can escape the res- NEW YORK Oct T on one side s or me otrier in the lines that are Keller, president of Chrysler Corp.. j forming, as surcJv us tf on th- bat- tlefield, to hammer out the answer the liberalism here today the com pany has increased i's production schedules 215 rent, and since August 1 has recalled em- ployes. noTr havr approximately 54.- 000 a', work in our plants and f.vpcct employment will increase njiiv a'.or.j into he "Open onicr! call for a to'.ai s-ith the liberalism of Franklin D. Roosevelt (jr with the reaction tnd the threat of fascism." Businessmen Welcome Cold As Sales Gain Abilenians Rush For Overcoats, 'Long-Handles' Careening off the Panhandle plains in company with a 34- degree mercury slump, a north- er scoured Abilene of all traces of summer yesterday and sent citizens scurrying for overcoats and SKIES CtOUDY The weatherman climbed out on a limb last night and predicted Abi- lenians would awake this morninj to find a light frost. However, skies were still cloudy late last night Tiie mercury sank from 89 de- grees Tuesday afternoon to 60 de- grees yesterday morning. Yesterday the temperature stood at 69 degrees at noon but last night at 9 o'clock had sunk to 55 degrees. Abilene businessmen welcomed the first breath of winter with open arms. Winter merchandise has been on display .tor more than a month but warm weather kept down. A dry goods merchant reported last night that "the cold spell could have come sooner but right now it was the best thing that could have happened to business." His store had a better than average trade with blankets, sweaters and heavy underwear leading the sales. FUR COAT3 SOLD Another merchant said his store was busy all day satisfying a trade for sweaters, overcoats, underwear, and blankets. Manager of the wo- men's department of another store said It did excellent trade In sweat- ers and heavier women's clothing. Two fur coats were sold. A north-side hardware stars re- Mle ol more than SO stoves, most of them gas heaters and some ott-burners. "Today wasn't a better-ttsn- average day." the manager of the store said last nisht "Up to now we have had no average. We started from scratch An incomplete check allowed lart nfeht (hat then only one pessimistic motorist In Abl- lene. FiUlnf Stations and Carafes reported only sale of antl-freoe radiator fluid. AH are completely stocked for an erpected rash. A certain Abllenian characterized: the weather Irom a darker angle yesterday in no uncertain terms. this weather." he said. "One day you turn oil the electric re- frigerator and the next day you light, the gas store." Intermittent Snow Falls At Pampa DALLAS. Oct. snow- flecked' norther moved Into Texas today from the Rocky mountains, sharply lowering temperatures which had clung to summery levels deep into fall. Frost over west Texas and east- wart to Wichita palls was fore- cast for tonight, while Amarttlo and more northerly Panhandle points looked to: 33-40 degree weather before morning. Snow flakes fell Intermittently to- <Jay at Pampa. melting as they fell. The temperature touched a low of Amarillo's 45 degrees was the coolest ot the season. Vtte norther kicked up no dusc. The cool wave, while cutting southeastward across the state, was expected to reach Dallas and Fort Worth. More southerly points may not be affected, the U. S. weather bureau said, except for light show- ers along the coast. Aspermont's Fire Insurance Rate Cut cities today won reductions in fire Czech Attitude To Hungary Stiffens Kermit Reports Smallpox Cases KERMIT. Out. shed cases or smallpox, five of them among led today to a plea for Kermit foil; to take vaccina- tions. rive of the cases developed in one COJ.X5RADO. Oct. as< basin or Preliminary plans lor carrying o draws :n Mxilarc! three water conservation project on ;-.n. Andrew. G.vnri Howard Texas streams and w.ver- Glaww'x and were worked out loriay a' also- meeting of more than 30 soil co--' Arr.or.g the officials at the rr.eet- and ir.e Kvar.c .-'ry.ef of trie family of U, and one each was re- ported from two other families. Dr. creek ai E, M. Prothro. county or- i HaskfH fleer, gave high school students the i counties; county agents today. The three d'-'irlc'ts to te eel by the projects are: a acre tract o; lar.d op. California livislon c; land f.-or.o.T i'.lo; B. 'OO.CXM i turn; er.v.urr.irs i' o J. J. roji'ona: Negro To Midland IDAHO FALLS Idaho. Oct. papers, signed by Insurance key rates. Fire Insurance Governor Barzilia w. Clark, were Commissioner Marvin Hall an- received here Joday for the return j nounced. for fire s-d pre- of James Burleson lanky negro, tojvcntion facilities. Included was As- Midland, where he will j perhiont from 15 cents to n for I stand '.rial on first degree murder proper enforcement of fire marshal tha.-jgj. ___________ ordinance AT CONFERENCE Milk Fund Show Ikket Sellers Expect To Report Near Sellout To Boosters school' In of the per- Turkish Chief Better :r.e Booster expect to report this morning cl'Ji thr srt chairman of the f'.ir.d nucie ,-Ircp rs'.cre in Lhs mi-k tur.d tott'.es a'. aboT. 150 bust- 'r.ess flrrrj. IT -on'.ri more a-.sia :-..xs seen :o -Jvs iur.J for school cnudren So-v Mrs, i: .1; d Ed. old dnve. two month