Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTJOAS' MEVnMPER VOL, LVIII, NO. 145. rnu tup I OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKti'lcH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT Public Invited To Area Fair Meet Tuesday Election Of New Directors To Be Chief Business Officials of the West Texas Fair association are calling attention of those Interested In Die future of the West Texas fair to a meeting scheduled Tuesday afternoon. They emphasized three points: 1. That (he main purpose of (he meetinc will be to elect new directors for the approach- Ing year. 2. That the meeting U open to the public. 3. Thai Ihe meeting will be held In the Weil Tejai cham- ber of commerce the old federal bulldlnc en North Third and not In the Abilene chamber's hulldlnf on South Flrat and Oak. The WTCC comodatlons for crowd. offerj ae- larger Time of the meeting will be p. m. Presiding will be D, H. Jef- Jerles, present president of the as- sociation. In addition to the important mat ter ol electing directors, the group Is to discuss the future policies ol Ihe particularly such matters as gate admissions and cheaper grandstand entertainment. GATE FEE PROFOSED Proposal haj been made that a genera! gate probably 25 be assessed to remove the word "free1- from the fair's name and to aid in balancing the books. Rodeo performances, of which there were six nights during the 1938 are facing discontinuance. They failed to draw crowds tills year, and cost of production was too high. Grandstnnd attractions, whatever they are, will likely be cheaper to produce and cheaper of admission in the (uture, present directors pre- dict. The 1938 fair showed a loss of approximately M.OOO. due to red figures In rodeo and horse racing books. Percentages received from carnival attractions and conces- sionaires saved the fair from even worse financial embarrassment, Lots Of Smoke But Little Fire COLORADO. Oct. Hundreds of Saturday shoppers in Colorado had ringside seats, so to speak, at a lire which occurred In (he heart of the business district shortly before noon, threatening destruction to one of the town's oldest business buildings. The blaze started In the waste- basket In the Charles Landau men's clothing store, presumably from a lighted cigarette stub. It had gain- ed considerable headway before the alarm was turned in, but was ex- tinguished soon cller the arrival of the firemen. The damage was not estimated. Smoke poured from every window and crevice of the second story, making fire a spectacular one. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS post of the American Legion will be host 'De- cember 3- Brlll5h Quarters believe, sur- Rosa two weeks ago was identified i rtrdtr Instead of compromise will nt records i when Chancellor Hit- OVER TURNING ON GAS STOVE Third Oklahoma Pen Inmate Brutally Beaten Before Knifing Pair In Fight vuuu- today from FBI fingerprint records postponed Golden Jubilee ccl- as Dorothy Marie Parker of Spring- cbration will be held November 3, "-'J Held. stAle Policeman Albert tfathaway announced. SHAKESPEARE OR Spenser's Tomb Searched For Eiegy In Effort To Settle Controversy On Poets x1mUnd i rcn in s" of s Sir who Shakespeare. K burred which might In the hope of fine Shakespearean elegy help fftt> the Bacon-Shakespeare conirovmy. It Is believed that Shakespeare may have among 'the poets who. according to the Historian William Camden, placed "Mournful Elegies and poems with the Pens that Wrote Them" In Ihe grave of Spenser, who died In 1593. Should this be true and the man- uscript still be legtMe It could be compared with known spfjimens John Fletrhrr and others were "n.irio inev wouiu be in supposed in have placed poems In Cow. Ihe Chinese provisional of ...j.Ui.. I the zrave nf Rpx-n.'fr. the 'Poet. who died, according to con- temporaries, (nr lack ol bread in Kins street." Lawrence Tanner. keeper of muniments at Westminster abbey. said that because there is no exact record of the burial, "we do not know the precise spot where the remains lie nor how deep they mav be." The exploration work was starter! al the request of the Bacon society. ler raises (he question ot returning pre-war colonies, the next Item on his agenda. Its rearmament program slowed lor months, the French government made It plain yesterday that it had committed itself to heavy purchases of war material unless an agree- ment could be obialned to minimize Europe's dangers of conlllct. O.' the world's actual war fronts Japanese completely occupied Can- ton, gateway to China's rich south- ern provinces, while General Shun- koru Hsta. commander ol the forces before Hankow, declared Japan wo-.ilo continue he- war until anti- Japanese resistance ends. Stall of- ticers said they would be in Han- kow, Ihe Chinese provisional capi- tal, within two weeks. Spanish insurgent air attacks on government held Mediterranean I ports veered Barcelona to' Valencu. their Intensity presaging I possible new offensives TROOPS MASSED I On a warfront, Ihe! Czechoslovakia Himsarton boixlcr 1 more than i.ooo.MO soldiers waited'1 for diplomats to agree or dlsagres on the question of Hungary's de- i See POWERS, Pj. j, Col. 1 11 McALESlSR, Olla.. Oct. long term prisoners were s'.ibbed to death and a third wounded seriously In a right In the penitentiary t berculosls ward to- day over whether a gas stove should be turned lower. Vem Brothers, serving 20 years from Tulsa county for robbery and Ignaclo Gomez, once condemned to die for murder, were rlain. Buster Murphy. convict run- ,nT In charge of the ward, was botten brutal'y betore he killed the other two convicts with a knife. Gomei, from Kiy countj. and Brothers, ,-ho once escaped from the prison but was recap- tured, attacked Murphy, convicts related, when the Ut- ter a 115 stove loiter because he IhooiJit the irard loo hot. The two slain convicts were armed with iron pipes torn from bunts In the ware, the other In- mates said. They battered Murphy about the head but he rnanared to brtak loose ind obtained the knife from a hldinr place and killed Iht two after a fijht thai Usleii several mlnutej. Gntrdi were called by other inmates of the ward but reach- Ihe cf the fliht loo late to ilop It Fall Of Hankow Defense Virtually Collapsing In All Sectors Is Claim WITH THE JAPANESE ABMY BEFORE HAKKOW, Oct. comman- der of the forces pressing1 on Hankow, General Shunrcku Hata, declared todaj Japan would continue her war until all anti-Japanese resistance ended. CHIANG TARGET He said the Japanese would chase Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek Into Szechwan or Yunnan prtvlr.ee, extreme southwestern China, If necessary, and were pre- pared as a last resort to fight any nation challenging what he called Japanese national rights and Inter- ests In China. He predicted early capture of Hankow, Generalissimo Chiang's Yangtze river headquarters, and the "smashing ol organized, large scale Chinese resistance." Japanese staff officers, jubilant over the capture of Canton yester- day by a 10-day-oId expedition into South China and the now faster approach of their own forces on the Hankow front, asserted they would be In Hankow within two weeks. They said defenders were disheartened and were virtu- ally collapsing In all sectors. JAP NAVY ADVANCES While Hata was being interview- ed at his field headquarters. Japa- nese naval forces were smashing their way up the curving Yangte, within 3i miles by air and 50 miles by river of the Wuhan kow. Yanyang and Wuchang while northern and southern ar- mies were closing in on their goal like a vise. To rid the threatened zone of foreign shipping and potential In- cidents, the naval command advis- ed foreign vessels to withdraw from Hankow for at least 10 miles up- river. (Reuters. British news agency, corrected its previous report from Hongkong that Generalissimo Chl- ing had left Hankow for Changsha about 200 miles south, capital of Hunan province. The Reuters cor- respondent at Hanow reported the generalissimo ana Mme. Chiang were still at Hankow) PRICE FIVE CENTS SOLON IN DARK, TOO- DATA SCARCE ON WAGE ACT Where he h the hoae al President J. D ,sald .tad establi headquarters cost to the employer of the goods purchased with it at a company store. Face Job Loss PORT WORTH, Oct. estimated low-wage Odessa Tool Pusher Killed In Explosion workers will be thrown out ot Jobs in the pecan and peanut Industries here under the new ;Meral wage- hour bill, officials predicted here today. Since pecan and peanut-shelling See WAGE-HOUR, ff. t, Col i TWO PANAMA CANAL SPY SUSPECTS Federal authorities are tnves- gatlng a possible link between four Germans recently arrested In the Panama Canal aoue for photographing alrateglc forti- fications and Ihe defendants in the important German espies- case- being tried In New- York federal court. Two of the suspected spies are pic- tured above. At left is Emrt Robert Kuhrig. of Colon, who had mended typewriter! and other lor armj pott v on nTrtfa yean. IS- geborg- Waltrant Gutounn at right, Is in employe of Hipaj- Uoyd, a German steamship line with at Cris- tobal. U. S. Protests In Office Seizures Mexico Expropriates Quarters Of Two American Firms Despite Court Edict MEXICO CITY. Oct. government today ex. proprlated downtown rented offices of two American oU companies de- spite a temporary injunction granted by the second district federal court and served during the actual seizure. As a result United States Ambassador Josephus Daniels made rep- resentations to the foreign office, and was told the matter would b> taken up "the first thing Monday morning." The offices were those of the Titanla, and Mercedes petroleum com- panies, affiliates: of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey azents of national------------------------____ agents of the ministry ot national economy entered the offices ahortly after tioon and presented a brief document saying the government "needs the offices" to carry on its petroleum business, and that the government's decree of March 18 expropriating foreign owned oil properties was applicable. Within an hour the agents, while sealing up the doors with govern- ment-stamrKd adhesive tape, were served with an the near- est Mexican equivalent to an in- junction. After harried telephon- ing, the agents said they would continue the expropriation since the court order had arrived after they were actually In possession. Section Combed For Colorado Hijacker COLORADO Oct. >-Of- ficers o; Colorado and other West Texas towns were stilt on the look- LOVINGTON. N. M. Oct. 22.-lout late Saturday for a man who Price, a tool pusher for hl-lacked M. H. Davis, east Colo- the Magnolia Oil company, was ririo filling station operator of S15 killed and two other men were in- Friday at dusk and got axay in lured, one critically, in an esplos-1 Davis' car, ion while they were working on a The wrecked a short dis- pipe line loday, lance from the filling station where Witnesses said Price of Odessa ithe Evidently Texas, was sitting on two boxes oi'unramllijr Pipe Crushes Train Riders Rescuers Work Hour To Free Transient Pair COLORADO, Oct. 23 Shifting pipe In an open car on a westbound freight train crashed the legs of two transients at Lo- rair.e early Saturday morning and held the men in conscious tortiua for an hour while rescuers worked frantically to free them. The men were caught by the heaiy pipe when it shifted to their cf tas car when the train starlet) up after a stop in Loraine. Before they couM be freed a loco- motive had to Jerk the car and shiit the pipe to the other end. A physician was on hand to ad- minister sedatives to the men whila rescuers tried to move toe pipe. Snndav intf In HOI R I In the ward An Investigation of the siaylnj was started immediatel Ptttiburs county Attorney w" j I Counts. He declined comment pending outcome ot (lie investigation. Methodists Call For Disarmament Parley i SAN ANTONIO, Oct. i .Nf till a n t Methodist.-, comentns from West Texa.s. asVcd Prest- dent Roosevelt today to call world t economic disarmament confer- i ence and to help end war hysteria Marry Boss' Secretary, Not Daughter, Prof Advises; She At Least Has Job R T the boss's secreUrv Times have changed ilr.ce Prolexsor Robert Refers of M.lssJ-hu- Institute ot Tertmoloey students lo be n and marry the boss's, daughter." Noyes saici "The government is scttin; all boss's rr.-v.-v >o hrll five U to his daughter.' he explained. -The wcretarv however.'has a job. Shooting Victim's 'Condition Unchanged BAUJW5ER Oci. was no apparent tbingt In condl- tion of Dan Llverman. local man 'shot here by liquor j In the process o: serving a ua.'tle i doctor at Balllnjer INVpita] laie tonight There a possibility that Liver- j Tn.in slightly wealwr, the doc- I -f: .-nid. He still suffered from tn- teina! bleeding and Ms condition was considered, very critical.