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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 22, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas • •Denouncing Shutdowns in South, Andrews RusHes Eleventh Hour Wage-Hour Rulings--See Page 3 WEST TEXAS! OWN I NEWSPAPERAbilene Reporter•WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,’’-Byron VOL. LV111, NO. 144. Galt* Pr»M (CP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1938—EIGHT PAGES. AiHtltM PRM (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSPRESSING CLOSER HOURLY- Japs Claim Chinese Routed Fall of Hankow Near Invaders Warn Ford May Call 35,000 Back to Jobs at Once Move Would Hike Industry Activity To Year's Peak .DETROIT, Oct. 22 — (UP)— Henry Ford may call 35,000 men to jobs within a few days, bringing- his huge plant to peak production and the automobile industry generally to its highest level of the year, trade observers said today. About 50.000 men are at work now In Ford’s River Rouge plant, according to Ward s automotive survey. With final assembly on 1939 models already started, It was believed Ford production would reach full stride next week. The plant operates with 85.000 workers in peak production periods. STIMULANTS New stimulants were being injected into the rising automobile industry. Leaders were confident that the industry, in the past a reliable barometer of general business conditions, again was setting the pace for general business recovery. With Ford at full production, the industry's "big three" will have lifted production to levels In the neighborhood of those of the “golden era'’ before 1929 Last night the Chrysler corporation. which this week called back 34.000 employes to start work on 1939 models, announced salary Increases for between 10,000 and 11,-000 office workers receiving $300 a month or less. The increases are restoration of pay cuts made last March 16. It was the second encouraging mjve in the industry of the week. Earlier, General Motors corporation announced Jobs for 35,0QD more workers in its 69 factories and restoration of cuts for all salaried employes receiving less than $300 a month. IF SOME GUY WANTS TO PAINT YOUR CURBSTONE, THIS IS WHY Give the young man a hearing if he knocks on the door with this sales talk: "I’m working my way through college— how about painting your house • number on the curb?” The young fellow will be either Wilton Pine, Abilene Christian college sophomore 'rom Albuquerque, N. M, or Wilton Byers of Weldon, an ACC junior. The house number painting is their own idea for earning money to attend school this year, and they sold It to the city commission . esterday. The two students were given permission to do the job, provided they used a new type cement paint which wears better than paints formerly used in lettering curbs here. The two "painters" will collect 25 cents for each house number. DEMANDING NEW OFFER- Hungary Poised to Invade Czechs Troops Strain |— SALLY SAYS SHE WONT—BUT DOES SKATES BACK TO STRENGTH Along Frontier Czechs Report Border Slayings Of Terrorists Wheat Estimate At Record High BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 22. — (UP) — Hungary may take armed action against* Czechoslovakia within 48 hours unless the Prague government makes an offer enabling resumption of negotiations over its Hungarian-populated territories, informed politicians said today. More than 500,000 Hungarian troops were massed along the Hungarian-Czechoslovak frontier as a result of the latest call to the colors. Radical elements In the army were said to be impatient and would not be held In check long. These clements demanded that Czechoslovakia offer immediately to resume negotiations, hinging chiefly upon the cession to Hungary of the border towns of Ko-maron, Kaschau, Munkacs and Sergszasz. The government and Hungarians generally rejected Czechoslovakia's previous offers. It was asserted that Czech offers i would give Hungary less than half her “Just rights." City to Enforce No Parking Rule Streets Ordered Cleared at Night For Sweepers Terrorists' Arms, Ammunition Seized WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.t-<UP>—The agriculture department today ‘estimated wheat production this year at an all-time record of 4.365.000,000 bushels. The estimate was an increase of 20,000.000 bushels over a month ago and 525,000,000 bushels greater than a year ago. 'Eneas Africanus' Creator is Dead MACAN. Ga.. Oct. 22—(SP)—Harry Stillwell Edwards, noted Georgia author, died of bronchial pneumonia in a hospital here early today. He wast 83. Edwards entered a hospital Tuesday with bronchitis which developed quickly in an oxygen tent. Regarded as the dean of Georgia letters, he wrote the negro folk tale "Eneas Africanus." which exceeded 1.000.000 copies since its publication in 1919. Edwards was author of hundreds of other stories, including "Sons ajid Fathers.” a 155,000-word novel he wrote in 23 dkys to win a $10,000 prize In a Chicago newspaper s mystery story contest. PRAGUE. Oct. 22—T’.—The general staff reported today the killing of 12 Hungarian terrorists and one Czech gendarme during fighting near Berehovo in Southern Slovakia. It declared Czechoslovak troops captured a number of other alleged hungarian terrorists, seized their arms and ammunition, and surrounded eight persons who made up. the remainder of a band operating around Hunyadi, near Berehovo. In a communique it also reported that terrorists firing from ambush had wounded two Czech gendarmes at Perechrestna, in the district of Svalava. Gendarmerie officials were ordered in pursuit of the attackers, one of whom was wounded fatally and three of whom were captured. Hungarian patrols which were reported to have tried to mine a bridge near Svihy were said to have been dispersed on the approach of Czechoslovak soldiers. Georgia Coleman, smiling winner of a long battle with infantile paralysis, is in New York learning to skate at her doctor’s orders to regain full strength in her legs. Assisting the former Olympic diving champion are Peggy Fahy, left, and Dorothy Lewi*. Shot by L-Men Man May Die Two Liquor Agents Free Under $1,000 Bonds After Ballinger Man Wounded BALLINGER, Oct. 22.—Condition of Dan Liverman, 30. shot twice yesterday afternoon while lour Inspectors for the Texas liquor control board were attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest, remained critical this morning at a local hospital. Pending his recovery or death, two of the four inspectors. Bob Gambell of Abilene and Bill Strickland of San Angelo, are at liberty under $1,000 bonds on assault to murder charges. Officers today continued their investigation of the shooting, which occurred at Liverman’s service station about two and a half miles south of here on the Paint Rock highway. SISTER ARRESTED An Abilene ordinance requiring that no automobiles be parked on paved streets at night will be enforced. but with shorter hours. Tile time has been made 2 to 4 a. rn, instead of midnight to 4:30 a rn. That was the action of the city commission yesterday, and Chief of Police T. A. Hackney said as soon as the word got around the enforcement would start. S/LESMEN PROBLEM The “no parking" period is set to give street sweepers a chance to clean up the town. Much of this work is having to be done bv hand, instead of by machines, because of the numerous automobiles left parked all night rn the paving, said Jim Rountree, street foreman. The cars are parked all night on residential streets as well as in the downtown area, he added. No attempt to enforce the regulation has been made for several years, mainly because of protests Lorn persons who work downtown at night and of traveling men who make Abilene hotels headquarters. Almost every traveling man has automobile storage set up in his expense account, a member of the commission pointed out. Hackney said they preferred to park their cars on the streets locked rather than leave them in storage unlocked. "These storage houses have signs up saying ‘Not Responsible for Theft or Fire,’ and stored ear* must be left unlocked. We have had a number of complaints of articles taken out of the cars. It’s quite a problem." he added. He suggested that to begin with that courtesy cards be placed on offending automobiles. In manj cities, autos left parked all night are towed to storage, where the owners- must redeem them the following day. Til pose any way you want—even stand on my head—but I won’t pose with a policewoman,* cried Fan Dancer Sally Rand, but it was too late. Here is Sally, left, sans (ans, in a Lo* Angeles court with Policewoman Cheryl Goodwin, center, and a reporter. Sally was in court to explain why she hadn’t appeared earlier in connection with a suit brought by one Hazel Drain, who claims la Rand bit her during a scuffle in a Los Angeles theater. Espionage Trial Subpena Likely State Department Expected to Ignore Attempt to Reveal Spy Ring Workings NEW YORK. Oct. 22—(UP)—The state department probably will ignore a subpena from Federal Judge John C. Knox requesting details of its questioning of Guenther Gustav Rumrich, a confessed spy who turned government’s evidence against three co-defendants, it was understood today. The information would reveal the entire workings of the spy ring. Benjamin Matthews, counsel for Erich Glaser, on trial with Otto Herman Voss, an airplane mec..auc, and Johanna Hofman. a hairdresser, sought to obtain the memoranda made by state department officials from the questioning of Rumrich |- Foreign Ships Out of Danger Observers Predict Nipponese Ready For Peace Talks SHANGHAI, Oct. 22—(AP) — Japanese commanders declared today that the fall of Hankow was imminent and said Chinese were in retreat at that war-time capital, which has been the military goal of the Japanese invasion. Mass bombing of the Hankow area to shatter the last Chinese resistance was foreshadowed in a memorandum delivered to envoys of foreign powers at Shanghai, warning foreign shipping to proceed up the Yangtze. river at least IO miles above Hankow by midnight tonight. CANTON OCCUPIED The United States gunboats Guam and Luzon are among foreign yesses stationed at Hankow. The memorandum, which also advised foreign shipping to avoid the Canton area in South China, explained that Chinese troops were retreating across the Yangtze at Hankow and said etxensive bombing might be necessary. Japanese forces stabbing at Hankow’s outer defenses were pushing nearer the city every hour. Fall of Canton—Japanese announced the city was completely occupied—was said to have given impetus to the Central China drive against Hankow and the adjoining cities of Hangyang and Wuchang. A wholesale Chinese withdrawal Public Invited to Hear A. C. C. Game Ataturk Better John W. Coates, district supervisor of the liquor control board, indicated this morning that his men were forced to shoot Liverman. Two slugs entered hLs body, one breaking a bone in his right arm. the other ripping through a lung, barely missing his heart. Gambell and two members of the Texas highway patrol went to Liv- War Munitions Education Due The public is invited by the Abilene Christian college students’ association to listen to a play-by-play report of the tonights Southwestern UA. C. C. football game In Georgetown. The report will begin at 7:30 p. rn. in Sewell auditorium. The game lrself will begin at 8 p. rn A program will be staged between halves and In other periods when time is called during the game. The Wildest band will play LONDON. Oct. 22—CUP)—The daily Herald reported from Istanbul today that President Kamal Ataturk was recovering. Ataturk had been near death from a liver ailment. which is providing the report. DISGUISING INTENT— Beautiful Actress Leaves Letters Hi Explaining Motive for Death Leap WASHINGTON. Oct. 22— TP mu mgnwz, psuoi wen*vc “v- M rv men predicted today Pres!- throughout the evening E. W. ermans place at 2 ©clock yesterday    men preaictea todaj Prest Hpndrick head yeH ]eadpr wm prp, __    .    .    _.    ,    .    side for t:*e students association, erages. They arrested Liverman s fense measures would include an in-sister Ona. on charges of resisting cr(.a5, ln ,xpWMUture, t0 fducaw ,rr.«„ WM r"eaS,d    °n    I" lh' manufacture of a $250 bond. Gambell, Strickland. E. S. Crider munitions. „ . .    ..    .    .    .    .of Abilene and a fourth inspector    The first    $2.00,000 provided by ^ rf.a,n.tC'”dw‘^°..’.an.e"" returned to the place at 3 o'clock congress for that purpose has not They held a warrant for Uverman'a    expendfd. but somt 0(rlc. arrest on a charge of speeding, the warrant having been sworn out favor speeding up the program, after a fruitless chase Tuesday of | which is designed to gear industry this week. According to the war- more closely into the preparedness Equity Cose Being Tried in U. S. Court paper, Ataturk awoke, ordered a jug of lemonade and the morning newspapers anet announced: "I shall get well." * NEV/ YORK, Oct 22—(UP)—Two They showed that she had attempt % carefully written letters of Dorothy Hale, beautiful actress and socialite, were believed today to state the motive for her suicide. Tile 33-year-old widow of the late Gardner Hale, brilliant painter, plunged 16 floors to death yesterday from her apartment in fashionable Hampshire house. The actress, reported the fiancee oP Works Progress Administrator Harry L. Hopkins, disguise her purpose in the final hours before death by partying with the literary and theatrical friends she had admired the most, police said. Today, it appeared from the let-tersAat least those portions of them which vie police revealed—that she h^ been planning death for weeks. ed to arrange jier affairs to lessen the work of those who took charge of them after her death. rant, Liverman outdistanced them while they were driving 83 miles an hour. Snipers Kill Two JERUSALEM, Oct. 22— (UP) — Two British soldiers o fthe Cold-sstream guards were killed and three wounded by snipers in the old city of Jerusalem today. A lance co^ poral and a private of the Royal Scots were wounded from ambush near Nablus. Four soldiers of the .    .    green    Howards    were    injured in a Capt. Edward Mullins, chief of rPa(j accident. P VI    L    J*    J    W    * the Manhattan homicide squad, found one of the letters in her home. It was dated September 14 and apparently was intended for her sister, Elizabeth Donovan of Pittsburgh. It gave detailed instructions for disposal of her possessions. On Wednesday she wrote to her attorney, John H. Vincent. On Thursday she added a postscript to this letter. Vincent received the letter in the mail late yesterday. In it she said: "... I want my body cremated See DEATH LEAP, Pf. 3, Col. 3 The Weather ABILENE AND VICINITY — Mo*t!y cloudy and colder tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. WK8T TEXA8 (Wert of lOOth Meridian) Party cloudy,(Scolder, probably froet in north portion tonight. Sunday partly cloudy colder in mouthpart portion. EAST TEXAS (Kart of 100th Meridian) Mostly cloudy, colder In west and north-central portionm tonight; Sunday partly cloudy, colder except 'In extreme northw.eat portion.    , Highest temperature yesterday, TS; lowest thia morning, ss. machine. A* recommendation that the present $10,000,000, five-year program be doubled or tripled has been considered in the restudy of national defense needs undertaken at Mr. Roosevelt’s behest. The funds would be spent on "educational orders for certain arms and equipment needed in wartime. so that industry would have advance experience and the necessary tools for making them in event of war.    ® ’The orders are in line with Mr. Roosevelt's recent disclosure that the defense restudy included means of mass production of planes and other weapons and supplies. The administration has indicated it is chiefly concerned about industry in its survey of possible defense loopholes. In an emergency* ninety per cent of all munitions must be produced by innate industry. Commercial aircraft manufactures make all the army's planes and most of the navy's. War tasks already have been assigned to some 10,000 manufacturing plants. The "educational orders" were authorized as a supplementary fneasure. An equity ca - Standard Accident Insurance company vs. Alexander Inc., et a1, was being tried this morning in federal « district court Judge T. Whitfield Davidson was on the bench. Motion to dismiss the petition of 1 Claude Ben Cole in bank uptcy was granted yestenia by Judge Davidson. Set tof trial Monday is the suit of W. Willis Cox vs. American Savings Life ’nsurance company Original trial date was yesterday afternoon. after his arrect. Judge Knox said he would issue the subpena, but pointed out that it was within the discretion of the state department to ignore it. The tria: was in adjournment over the weekend. It will be resumed Monday when Rumrich, who b’and-ly told the Jury of IO men and two women yesterday that he became a spy to trap his co-conspnators, because he loved America, nis adopted country, again will be cross-examined. Rumrich told an intriguing story. so much so that Judge Knox intervened in the cross-examination. Rumrich had said he was full of g-atitutfeto the United States army in which he had served, and that he took up espionage only to gather evidence to win his reinstatement and clear himself of being a deserter. Judge Knox tljen interrupted and asued the witness if he woe have turned the plans of the airplane carriers. Enterprise and Yorktown, over* to his German employers if he had them. "I wouldn’t have done it," Rum-rich replied calmly "I wouldn't hive sent them to Germany." Fidgety Clouds Yield Drizzle Threatening clouds that fidgeted over West Texas this morning brought only partial relief to the parched territory with a drizzling rain which amounted to .10 inch in Abilene at IO o’clock. Territorial reports indicated no sizeable rainfall was received in the change that pushed out yesterday's perfect autumn weather, leaving a dull day for scores of football games in the nation. From the weatherman came little encouragement for more rain as the forecast is colder tonight and cloudy : Sunday. The scanty shower morning brought the year's total to 3073 inches in Abilene, which is far above the normal, and almost double the amount received at the same time last year. Walters Tokes Rap To Protect Youth $12,000 in City Warrants Redeemed was said to be under way from both the Canton area in South China and the Central China Hankow region. Chinese were streaming northwest from occupied Canton, with Japanese controlling the area completely both on the ground and in the skies. In the Yangtze river valley, Chinese troops were reported in retreat from defense positions east of Hankow to the city's environs. MAY REST ON GAINS Hankow dispatches told of orders for Chinese officials a- d their families to leave the city. Fleeing civilians scrambled for places on river boats that were packed to the gunwales. Japanese troops and river boats kept up Ltelr steady advance. A mid-afternoon communique announced ground forces had occupied Ocheng, on the south bank of the Yangtze 35 miles east of Hankow, and were driving directly west against Wuchang. Air. naval and ground forces gained new momentum in the invasion which, since the undeclared war started July 7, 1937, has brought all of China chief seaports, its major cities, and the rich North China area under nominal Japanese control. Observers have predicted that Japanese, once the Hankow region was conquered, might rest on their gains, content to defend the occupied territory against possible guerrilla attacks. This frequency expressed opinion, together with the pace of the Japanese campaign in Central an*’ South China, brought renewed talk of possible peace negotiations. From Chungking came reports crediting former Premier Wang this Ching-Wei, chairman of the central political council of the Kuo-m.ntang (national paity). with having said that China might accept peace terms from Japan. However, Wang was sail. to have stipulated that such terms must not hamper the nation's sxistence. Princess Recovers AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands. Oct. 22.—(ZP*—Crown Princess Juliana. feeling much better after her recent indisposition, today wheeled Baby Princess Beatrix in the gardens at Loo palace near Apeldoorn. DALLAS. OC’. 22— (UP)— Huron (Ted) Walters, under 25 year sentence* for a hijacking staged while he and Floyd Hammon led officers a merry chase through the southwest. today confessed to another robbery charge because he didn t want a 19-year-old boy charged with the crime to "get a bum rap.” Walters said that he and not Poy Crowell, held in county Jail under a robbery indictment, held up an ice station on June 6. "I pulled that job myself and I don't want that kid to get a bum rap that’s liable to steer him further into crime," Walters said. Four of the $12,000 in warrants issued this year to provide supplemental funds for Interest on the city's bonded debt were redeemed yesterday. The money wasn’t needed. because sinking funds of the various bond issues have sufficient totals to meet interest payments. Only $8,000 of the $12,000 borrowed for interrest was used this year, as compared with $41,000 borrowed last year. A voucher in favor of the reservoir and pipeline fund 1920. was authorized in the amount of $4,030 yesterday—$4 OOO plus $30 interest for 4 1-2 months, the rate two per cent. Fort Phantom Hill Estimates Okehed Cage Brothers and J. C. Ruby, contractors on the Fort Phantom Hill dam, have accepted the final estimates presented by engineers to the city commission last week. The total cost of the dam was $237,-71622. The final payment of approximately $28,000 is being held up the full 15 days allowed under the contract. in order that any claims filed on material or labor bills may be taken care of. The 15 days will have expired next Friday, the city having accepted the project from the contractor last week. HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 22 -(UP) —Miss Kealohap&uole Holt, who won the Hawaiian islands hula championship hips down, today upset Hollywood no end by not liking the town and by saying# that Clark Gable looks like a gangster. Such comment never had been heard before hereabouts and left V" latlves gasping. ®,But Miss Holt (Kay for short) was upset herself. She won a yup t# the mainland, was sfjFned quickly to practice her art in the movies, and—found 'iller skirts crun bling. ^ Miss Holt brought some freak skirts from home, where they grow on nearly every tree, and packed them in the refrigerator of the S. S. Lurline. Once here, she had no ice box in which to keep her skirts and Metro-Goldwyn-Maycr dallied so long they got limp, then dry, then dumbly. That was bad enough, but the studio made it worse by offering her a cellophane skirt—and the champion of all the Hawaiian islands certainly does not Intend to desecrate her dance by encasing herself See HULA CHAMP, Pg. 3, Col. t ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 22, 1938

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