Abilene Reporter News, October 21, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 21, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas With Seventy-Three Billed, New Action Hinted in New Mexico’s Wholesale WP A In^ictments-See Page IO WIST TEXAS' I OWN NEWSPAPER^toilette 3kporter~J^rtn£■WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE    YOUR    WORLD    EXACTEY    AS    GOES,”-ByronVOL LVI11, NO. 143.    «,r,    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    FRIDAY    EVENING,    OCTOBER    21,    1938—SIXTEEN PAGES. Associated Pates (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS WINDING UP SPEEDY DRIVE- Jap Troops Surge into Burning Canton CANTON. Oct. 21.-*-(tf>)—A Japanese tank corps rumbled into Canton this afternoon, scoring one of te most astounding victories of the Chinese-Japanese war. The tanks were followed by detachments of the South China expeditionary force, which Just IO days ago landed on the shores of Bias bay. 125 miles southeast of the South China metropolis. Shortly after noon the first tanks approached the Kwangtung provincial capital from the north. Two hours later they were rumbling down the east bund. Apparently they had met no op- position from the hundreds of tho isands of provincial troops that had been massed north and east of Canton to check the Invasion of an estimated 60 000 Japanese troops. utilities plants and factories with land mines, applying the “scorched earth and broken tile” policy with which Japanese forces have been falling back since the Chinese-Jap of noncombatants since the South China invasion started last week. The entrance of the Japanese came as a complete surprise, although the blasting of the Pearl PEIPING, Oct. 21.—(AP)—This day is woe and bitterness for Chu Tach!, 26-year-old self-styled pretender to the ancient Ming throne of China. He started serving today a one-year prison sentence for stealing the purse of a schoolgirl after he bad frittered away his last copper in pleasures. Chu el^'ms direct descent from Chu Yuan-Chang, the first Ming emperor, whose reign began in 1368. In the wake of the tank corps came a long line trucks bearing Japanese infantrymen. Before the Japanese arrived, the Chinese blew up the $8,000,000 Pearl river bridge and blasted important anese war started July 7, 1937. Large fires were visible in some sections of the metropolis. The 1-000.000 civilian population of Canton proper had been reduced to an estimated 50.000 by the mass exodus river bridge had served as a warning that the invaders were approaching in their “back door” campaign. It seemed either that the Japanese’ strong, mechanized force cleverly had sidestepped Chinese defenses or that the Chinese had decided not to oppose their mechanically superior but numerically inferior foe. High government officials have fled to Yungyun, 92 miles north of Canton, apparently halving skirted the Japanese advances from the north. Tile almost complete lack of resistance amazed foreign military observers. They had expected the Chinese to put up a stiff fight at certain organized positions north of See CANTON FALLS. Pg. 15. Col. I TUMBLING 16 STORIES- Hopkins Actress Friend Killed Friends Believe Stumble Caused Beauty's Plunge HUSBANDS WANT TO KNOW WI LL THIS MAKE SILK HOSE CHEAPER NEW YORK. Oct. 21—(UP) —Hosiery makers predicted today that a new yarn to be produced within r year by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and company and Celanese Corporation of America would eliminate the American market for Japanese silk for hosiery. Of the $100,000,000 worth of raw silk imported annually, 90 per cent comes from Japan and $75,000,000 of it goes into hosiery. The Celanese corporation announced yesterday that it was building a $10,000,000 plant at Pearisburg, Va. to produce the new yarn. A few days ago the du Pont company an nounced plans for a $7,000,000 plant at Seaford. Del,, to make the new yarn known as ‘ Yarn 66.” For years the Japane.se silk market has been suffering from the substitution of rayon in most garments. Raw silk remained necessary for women’s hosiery, however, because all synthetic silks were too lustrous or too inelastic. These objections are believed to have been overcome in the new yarn. Experimental hosiery produced by du Pont was said to have compared favorably with silk hose retailing at $1 a pair and less. With Improvements, it was believed higher-priced silk hosiery could be duplicated. WORN BY FLIGHT Fugitive Huey Arrested by Ranger Convict Pointed Out on Street Former Panhandle Tax Official Says Ready to Go Back GROESBECK, Oct. 21 — (AP)—Arthur Huey, weary from a battle between district courts over legality of bis imprisonment in the state penitentiary, was arrested shortly after noon today by Texas Ranger Kelly Rush of Waco. Sheriff Luther Simmons, with the ranger when Huev was taken in custody on a downtown street, said Limestone county officers had nothing to do with the arrest beyond pointing out the fugitive. INQUIRES OF STATUS Rush was armed with an executive order from Acting Gov. Walter Wooded, directing the arrest of the former Hutchinson county tax collector, sought since two district courts had Issued conflicting orders following hts release from the penitentiary. Huey had been serving a prison sentence on a charge of em -bezzlement of county funds, and was released several weeks ago on a writ of habeas corpus granted by Dist, Judge H. Fountain Kirby of Groesbeck. Dist Judge Curtis Douglass at Stinnett held prison officials in contempt for releasing Huey, and ordered him apprehended. Judge Kirby then issued an injunction restraining officers from arresting the former official of the Panhandle county. Huey came to Groesbeck this morning by train and went to the office of Dist. Clerk H. C. Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald said Huey asked him to send a telegram to Austin to determine whether the rangers had been served with the injunction Issued by Judge Kirby. Fitzgerald did not know whether the service had been completed, and had promised to send the telegram later today. Fitzgerald said Huey told him See HUEY TAKEN, Pg. 15, Col. 7 The Weather ABILENE tnt! vicinity: Fiir and ■lightly winner tonight, Saturday (air. Weal Texa* Fair tonight. Saturday (air and warmer In southeast portion. East Texas; Fair, slightly warmer In north portion tonight:    Saturday (air, warmer In southwest portion. RAINFALL* 24 hrs ending 6:30 a.m. Frl.. .01 Inch Total since first of year ......30.64    inches Same period last year ..... .16.17    Inches Normal since first of year ....21.79 Inches Highest temperature yesterday ....6.1 Lowest temperature this morning . 42 TEMPERATURES Thurs. p.m.  62 ....    63 .....    64 .... 61 ....    64 .... 60 ....    57 ....    54 ....    52 ....    51 ....    49 49 air....... 7 pm. 7 a rn 12:39 (l"y th rHorneter    59    42 ..et thermometer 48    40 Relative humidity ii    SS Frl. am. 49 48 46 44 42 42 42 a52 59 64 69 72 ..6:47 6:00 p. rn Half of Luck in Irish Sweepstakes Draw Goes to American Lottery Ticket Holders DUBLIN Oct. 21 —(Av-More than half of the luck went to Americans today in the silver anniversary Irish hospitals sweepstakes draw. At the luncheon recess, Americans held 370 of the 700 tickets drawn on 50 horses entered in the Cesarevitch, to be run October 26 at Newmarket, England. Of this number, they held 30 of 56"tickets drawn on four of the five leading favorites. Tickets on the fifth and 32 other horses were to be drawn this afternoon. Each holder of a ticket on a runner in the race stands to win $150,000 if his horse comes in first. Tickets on non-runners end horses which fail to finish first, second or third will pay $2,172. Model Husband Goes on Stand Slayer of Wife's Lover Tells Events Before Shooting CHICAGO, Oct 21—{JPy—Rudolph Sikora, the “perfect husband” told a jury hearing his murder trial today that his .-ttractive wife 'cl* In love with his rival during a torrid tryst in un office vault. Resuming his witness stand stcry of the events that led up to the slaying of Edward Solomon last August 22. the defendant said Mrs Sikora made a detailed confession of the incident. “She told me it all started last March 14.” Sikora related in a calm voice. ’Solomon went into the vault in the office where they worked together. He called Margaret in. She said Solomon pulled her to him. held her close and kissed her and kissed her and kissed her.” “She said she couldn't help herself.” A rapt crowd strained to hear every word as Defense Counsel W. W. Smith elicited the tragic story, oetail by detail. “What did you say when she told jou that?” the attorney inquired. "I told her I couldn't understand it.” Sikora, a mild appearing man of 35. replied. “She also told me of hotel meetings with Solomon when they were together for hours.” Mrs. Sikora insisted during the conversation, Sikora added, that she never had been intimate with Solomon although she said “she didn’t expect me to believe that.” Dollar a Pound Paid for Steer Mason Boy Parts With Royal Grand Champ Wistfully KANSAS CITY. Oct. 21— (UP) — Mayfield Kothmann, a 17-year-old Texas farm youth whose Hereford steer was adjudged better than any of those raised by commercial feeders, today received $1 a pound for his pet when It was sold in the auction ring at the American Royal livestock show, Young Kothmann, of Mason, Texas, received about $850 for “Lucky Boy,” the steer he derided was too good for the 4-H club competition but which he never dreamed would win the grand championship against entries of the best commercial cattle feeders in the Middlewest. Lou Williams, Kansas City meat dealer who has purchased more Royal champions than any other individual, got Kothmann’* steer after spirited bidding. The youth clung tightly to the neck of the beautiful fitted whitefaced bullock as the voice of auctioneer Roy Johnston, Belton, Mo , beckoned buyers to raise their figures. Finally as he bounced his rubber gavel and cried "sold.” Kothmann led his pet slowly outside and down a long runway to the slaught-ter house. “I guess it s the last mile,” he said wistfully, but admitted that the parting with his pet was softened by the amount of the . sale price. Widow Introduced To PWA Chieftain By President's Son NEW YORK, Oct. 21—(UP) —Mrs. Gardner Hale, widow of a noted mural painter, who was reported engaged last May to Works Progress Administrator Harry L. Hopkins, plunged to her death today from her 10th floor apartment. Mrs. Hale was introduced to Hopkins by James Roosevelt. When they were seen together in subse- Aged Resident of Snyder Succumbs SNYDER, Oct. 21— <Spl.> — Robert Carson Layne, 86. resident of Scurry county for 18 years, died early this morning at his home here Funeral will be Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Canyon with the Rev. J. W. McGeha, assisted by the Rev. Ira Harrison, officiating. Burial will be in the Canyon cemetery. Mr. Layne is survived bv his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Barnett. Snyder ;Mrs. J. F. Reynolds. Glen Rose; Mrs. J. A. McKinney, Snyder; two sons. J. W. Layne. Snyder; S. J. Layne, Rainbow; 32 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Arrangements are in charge of Mrs. Elizabeth Boehme (above* testified that her son-in-law was a “model husband.” and supported the defense contention that he was in a state of emotional insanity which led to the slaying of Edward Solomon, 35, the defendant's love rival, in Chicago. Damages Asked for Crackup on Farm ROCKFORD. 111.. Oct. 21—(UP) John R. Heckman, Chicago, escaped with minor injuries when his airplane crashed onto the Emil Ackerman farm last May Today Ackerman sued Heckman for $1,000 charging he had damaged a fence, sheared off the top of two acres of barley and. furthermore, that a crowd attracted to the scene had trampled five acres of oats. DOROTHY HALE quent weeks the report of their engagement circulated. It nevfer was confirmed. MAY HAVE STUMBLED Since no one immediately claimed the body, it was placed in the See FATAL PLUNGE, Pg. 15, Col. 2 Unhatched Chicks Basis for Suit Frank P. Kirk, Abilene poul-trymen, believes the chickens can be counted before the eggs hatch. Today, his suit for $865 damages had been filed in 104th district court against the West Texas Utilities company. The petition sets out that nearly 10.000 chickens and 400 turkeys were lost because of electric power failures at his hatchery, 606 Mockingbird Lane, last April 7 and last May 3 The petition states that the chickens and turkeys were suffocated in the shells. Garrett Reports Scant Hope for PWA Applicants Phantom Hill, Clyde Projects Lost for Present, He Says Returning Thursday from Washington, Cong. Clyde L. Garrett brought no encouraging news to applicants for Public Works Administration projects in the 17th congressional district—or anywhere, as to that matter. Practically all PWA funds appropriated already have been allocated, said Garrett from his Eastland home in a telephone interview this morning. “The administrator informed that there are something Ilk'' 6,000 applications over the United States which have been approved or are eligible, but for which j no funds are available,” said Garrett. “In talking in Washington with the administrator, I was informed it was very unlikely that many more allocations will be made until or unless applicants which already have received allocations fail or withdraw their projects. Then, there might be some reallocation of those funds." CLYDE SCHOOL OUT That was Hie word on Abilene’s Fort Phantom Hill water works project, and many more similar applications in this area. Congressman Garrett said he took up specifically the problem of the Clyde school, for which $20,000 originally was allocated by the PWA and then withdrawn. “In view of reports some months ago that no funds would be available for PWA projects. Clyde, in its necessity, let a private contract for rebuilding its tornado-razed school. Then when additional funds did become available for PWA applicants, the Clyde grant was made, only to be withdrawn when the fact of the private contract became known to the PWA. “I was Informed in Washington that reinstatement of the Clyde application would be utterly impossible; that one of the Ideas of the public works program is to put men to work and to increase sales of materials, and that where this was possible without government grants PWA funds would be declined. That Clyde was going ahead on a smaller program than needed, and acting only in necessity apparently does not alter the present position. It appears that Clyde will be compelled to file a new application, which would have the same status as other applications now going to the PWA.’ WAGE-HOUR LAW Nor did Congressman Garrett have any news for West Texans on the new wage-hour law. "There has been no definite construction of the law by the administrator—no one apparently knows Just what the effect of the law will be. It is my belief that any person writing Director Andrews in Washington would be in the clear concerning any actions which might come later; that at least shows an interest and willingness to comply with the new wage-hour regulations. "I found no congressman who knew definitely who would be ac-fected by the law, or how. It creates quite a problem. Machinery of administration is slow in going into effect—but that cannot be helped. The administrator has explained the appropriation is inadequate, and another appropriation cannot be made available until after congress meets again January 3.” Garrett volunteered to help employers apparently coming under the wage-hour law answer questions arising He said he would be glad to wire Washington on any point which an employer might need immediate information. Between now and January, Garrett will be visiting over his district. He said he would be in Abilene in a day or two. Atoturk Improving ISTABUL. Oct 21—/Tv—President Kemal Ataturk. gravely ill with a long-standing fever ailment, continued to improve today, an official bulletin said. DOG LEADS TO SLAYER S ARREST Leslie R. Cameron (right), accused In the shotgun slaying of Sheriff Hugh Owen in Nowata, Okla., was captured near Poplar Bluff. Mo, by State Trooper Ben Graham deft) and Carroll Palner, deputy sheriff. Graham's bloodhound, “Buck,” led the officers to a farmhouse where Cameron was eating. Death Defeats Spinal Surgery Girl Who Underwent Delicate Operation To Gain Use of Arms ond Legs Succumbs KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 21.—(UP)—Sylva Eugenia Davis, 20-year-old paralytic who underwent a delicate spinal operation March 8 in an effort to gain use of her ann and leg muscles died today. The girl had been in serioui condition geveral weeks from effects of complications that developed after she apparently was on the road to recovery. Sylva was taken to her home several months ago and removed from a respirator when it appeared that she was recovering satisfactorily from the operation. Later she had to spend a considerable part of the time in the respirator and doctors had feared that she was developing pneumonia. Physicians gave the girl only a 50-50 chance to survive th# operation when she underwent it. Since the operation, she had gradually been gaining use of her hands and physicians believed that it had been successful. HE ONLY THOUGHT CAR STOLEN •_ Joe Hallonqulst, 1331 North Third, was batted for 1000 percent by Abilene traffic officers yesterday. Night before last Hallonqulst parked his car on North Second In the business section. He left it there until last night, when officers brought it to the station. Hallonqulst came to the station this morning to report that his car had been stolen. It wasn’t stolen, but It bore overtime parking tickets—one for every two hours yesterday during the time traffic regulations were in effect. Judge Overshiner fined him on two counts and excused him on the other two. Witness Links Nazi Spy Chief Confessed Espionage Agent Testifies Reich Official Directed His Activities MOURNING FIANCEE- Gale Kills 226 TOKYO, Ort. 21.—(AP)—A typhoon roared in from the sea today, taking at least 226 lives and injuring 55)0 persons. About 230 persons were missing. The unreasonable storm, whieh lashed waters overland along the coastal reaches of Japan In the Tokyo - Yokohama district and elsewhere, rendered an estimated 3,500 persons homeless. Rodeo Winner Dons Cowboy Attire, Shoots Self 73 Ii Maples funeral home. Slayer Executed JOLIET. 111., Oct. 21.—(/Pi—John Jelliga, 33. Whitting, Ind., steel worker, died at 12:04 a. rn today in the electric chair at Illinois penitentiary for the slaying of Edward •Pansa, a farmer, during a robbery. CHICAGO. Oct. 21—(UP) — De Forest Jayne. 28, and Mao Sweeney. 25. had been sweethearts three years and had planned to marry. She died Saturday under mysterious circumstances. Coroner Flank J. Walsh at first believed she died from an overdose of a cold remedy but ordered an investigation after capsules containing arsenic had been found in hex room. Jayne, a tall, handsome, rid ing academy instructor and winner of scores of medals m rodeo contests throughout the country, brooded over his fiancee’s death. Last night he dressed carefully in his most colorful cowboy costume, topped It with a black sombrero, and disappeared. His brothers, Frank. 26, and Silas, 30, missed him. "Theres only one place he could have gone,” Silas said. They sped to Calvary cemetery, where MLvi Sweeney had been buried. They arrived too late. Their brother’s body was slumped in a hollow beside her grave. He had shot himself with a shotgun, apparently by standing it butt-down on the grave, the muzzle against his chest, and pulling the trigger. Itinerate Preacher Shoots, Kills Self —SEE PAGE 16 McAlester. Okla., Oct. 21. — (UP)—J. W. Bryce. SI. traveling preacher, fatally wounded himself today when he was trapped by officers. Sheriff H. IL Sherrill, said Bryce lived sev eral hours after the bullet en^ tered his head. # NEW YORK. Oct 21.—(UP)— Lieut. El*Ti Pfeiffer, chief of the nazi naval intelligence service in Germany, was named in federal court today as the alleged superior of Karl Schlueter. espionage pay-off man, who suggested the forging of President Roosevelts signature in a plot to get air-craft carrier plans. Guenther Gustav Rumnch. confessed nazi spy. testified he had been told of Pfeiffer by Johanna Hofmann, a hair dresser on the German liner Europa, who is accused of acting as a messenger for the ring. Her co-defendants in the present trial are Pvt. Erich Glasser and Otto Hermann Voss CONFESSION DEMANDED Rumrich in earlier testimony— he began his fifth day on the stand today—related the fantastic plot to produce spurious White House stationery in Germany and through the use of the president signature get the plans for the aircraft carriers Yorktown and Enterprise. Robert Matthews, counsel for Glasser, who is charged with stealing the military g.iation code. cross examined Rumrich and dwelt on the circumstances under which the witness gave his story to Leon G. Turrou, federal agent who broke the ease. Turrou since has resigned and plans to write about his* in* f vestigation. Rumrich said no stenographer ( was present when he was questioned. that he wrote out notes for Turrou. Asst. U. S. Atty. Lester C. Donigan informed Matthews that the government no longer had i the notes and thus could not produce them. Rumrich said he was questioned by state department representatives as well as federal agents. He admitted he had signed statements drawn up by state department attaches from what he had told them. Rumrich, it was brought out, signed a statement “less than 12 pages long” which the state department had marked “strictly confidential.” Matthews asked for a copy of I the confession and Federal Judge John C- Knox told him that if it was confidential “I have no control oi’er it.” May Get Parole OKLAHOMA CITY. Oct. 21. —(AP)—A temporary parole for Phil Kennamer, convicted Tulsa “society gang” slayer, will be considered at an open hearing Monday morning, Governor Marland announced today. ;

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