Abilene Reporter News, October 24, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 24, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1938, Abilene, Texas Hungary Demands New Czech Concessions, Prepares to Cross Frontier by Wednesday See Page 3 WESTEXAS' Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING VOL. LVIII, NO. 146. (UT> ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1938 PAGES PRICE FIVE C Sale of Tickets To Milk Fund Show Pressed Survey Discloses School Pupils in Need of Milk With their all-city dance-and- melody P-TA Milk Fund benefit show 'cheduled Thursday night at Fair Pari: auditorium, Abilene Boos- ters club officials and members to- day redoubled their efforts for the all-important mii'i fund. More than 100 high school students are in the midst of a campaign to sell tickets for every seat in the auditorium. Boosters'club members will supple- ment work of tir high school stu- dents Thursday with sales of reserved seats. AH directors of the club have purchased the tick- ets. Mrs. Edith Smith, student coun- cilor at Abilene high, Mrs. Benno Schmidt, head of the United Wel- fare association, and Boosters' of- ficials today reported school children oi Abilene are under- nourished and in need of milk The city has 100 families, four to a family, whose members are unemployable and wholly de- pendent on private or public charities. Another 400 faaa- lies, four to a family, haye only one person employed on gov- ernment projects, earning from to S32.50 monthly. Newell Thompson, milk fund committee chaim.an, made an ur- gent appeal to committees in charge of milk bottle collections to make their rounds early Thursday, enabl- ing Boosters officials to have a complete report Thursday night- Boosters club .officials again called attention to the fact all re- ceipts of the show, milk bottles and from other sources go to pur- chase of milk for undernounrished children of the city. PROGRAM TONIGHT Entertainers for the Thursday night show include "The Business and Professional Women's Mystery Act" Polly Campbell, Nancy Ruth Wooten, Dorothy Jean Botkin, Laura Gene Fischer, Mrs. Dub Wooten. the Shaw sisters. Hugh Fellows. Charlie Pond, Dick Sherwood and Rupert Phillips, Mary Fry, LaQuinta Johnson, Patsy Gruver, Buddy Mar- tin. Louise Whiting. Tima Frank Parker, Harriet- Parker. Beth Kim- brough, Beverly Ann Balfanz, Jack Free and his orchestra. "Ladies will be ob- served by the Boosters club in a special program at 8 o'clock to- night In the Hotel Wooten ball- room, Secretary E. G. Wood an- nounced today. The ladies will be in complete charge and will provide the evenings speaker, entertainers, dancers, etc. The speaker to be selected by the Business and Professional Women's club, will discuss interclub coopera- tion'in sponsoring community pro- jects with special emphasis on the Boosters milk fund campaign. Al Stowe and C. W. Moss had charge of arranging the evening's program. Loose Again UNDER WAGE-HOUR LAW- W By the AF Feature Service j 'OODY HOCKADAY, who has j been pretty quiet since he! had a brush with the president's! guards last sum- j mer. is whooping! it up again. The boisterous "I n- clian" comes from j Wichita, Kansas., j where he gained fame for his road- marking system i before the daysj o f government j markers. In those days he was fair- j ly dignified. He j ran an auto ser- j vice business, and J his road-markers j led many past j his busy corner. Later he helped tht U. S. design airlane markers.; He's shown at right with a model j of one. But nowadays the 54-year-old Bi- J e student and champion of peace j i and higher farm prices, thumbs his I nose at dignity. Look: LETTER FROM CIVIL WAR SOLDIER PROVES CLAIM TO PENSION DICKENS, Oct. A few days before he fell March 10, 1863, in the War Between the States, at Thompson's Sta- tion, Term., Alexander Allen wrote a letter to his wife. The letter asked if their" son, Alonzo, the couple's only child, was walking yet and asked how manv teeth he had. It was Al- len's last letter to his wife be- fore he was killed. Recently this letter, now crumpled and faded, was the means by which Alonzo Allen of Dickens county proved his. age to the Old Age Assistance commission. He thereby became eligible for old age assistance. The letter was sent to Mrs. Allen at Clarksvjlle, Texas. Ac- couple, was past 55 years old. It is believed one of the strangest cases of age verifica- tion in Texas, but met all the cording to L. E. Settle, old age assistance investigator, it was sufficient evidence that the Dickens county man, who was the only child of the Allen requirements of both state and federal governments. A day or so after writing the letter, the elder Allen engaged in battle at Thompson's Sta- tion. He fell while carrying the colors of the Confederacy. The letter has been a prized posses- sion of the son three-quarters of a century. Alonzo Allen gives November 17, 1861, as his birth- day. SIGHTING WAR'S Japs To Force China 'Cooperation Army and Navy 1 ''Feathers, not bullets" whoops Woody, emptying pillow at Baltimore Legion banquet in 1936. Japanese Boycott League Session GENEVA, Oct boycotted the session of the League of" Nations mandate commission which opened today tc hear animal reports "of the administration of mandated territories, including Jap- anese-controlled islands in the Pa- cific. Absence oi Japanese delegate was taken in league quarters as the first official indication that Japan was severing all connections with Geneva, although her resignation from the mandates commission had not been received. Troops Dynamite To Put Out Blaze Raging in Canton SHANGHAI, Oct. Chinese pirates turned a ma- chine gun today on a tender owned by the American Dollar Line, -which was operating in the Tangtse 30 miles from Woosung, below Shanghai. One Chinese passenger on the ten- der was killed. TOKYO, Oct. Japan's determination to hold China indefinitely under mili- tary occupation and compel her to "cooperate" with Japan in all vital matters after the war is ended "was disclosed to- night In a statement emanat- ing from government sources. The statement, published by DomeL Japan's only major news agency, apparently was issued in FANATIC 'BUYS' DIVINE POWER, MURDERS MAID WITH HAMMER HOUGHTON. Mich., Oct. Pichette, a religious fanatic who bought "the power of Christ" from a roving gypsy band for confessed with his husky wife today that he killed their 19-year- old blonde maid to rid the household of evil spirits. Pichette, sullen under questioning, related to Prosecutor Frank Con- don that the "divine power" drove him to hammer Marian Doyle to death with m. flatiron. Mrs. Pichette confessed that she aided by striking the girl "10 or 12 times" with a poker while her husband pinned the girl to the floor. "I going to drive the evil spirits out of the Pichette told Prosecutor Condon. "I am the Messiah, the only man that can bring good will to man peace on earth. "She was the devil, and I had to drive her spirit from the house." ed to give Secretary Perkins a stuffed chicken last year; capital cops stepped in. Butler, Simpson Trial Set Oct. 27 Trial of G. D. Butler and S. R- Simpson, charged in connection with the holdup shooting of John E. Pilkington in a poker game rob- berv here two weeks ago. has been 3. At Oklahoma City last July, Woody wanted to shine FDR's ___-___._ _ ___ [W____, for a dollar to use to bolster set "in 42d district court for Thurs- j wheat prices. He didn't explain day, October 27, by Judge M. S. I to presidential guards lost his Long. Butler and Simpson and another man. not in custody, were indicted last week. Butler was arraigned Saturday and Simpson today, a venire of 60 was ordered for the case. shirt. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity: Ftiir and slight- ly warmer tonight; Tesday fair and warm- er. West Texas: Fair, warmer in north and portions tonight: Tuesday fair, warm- er except in extreme west portion. East Texas: Fair and slightly warmer tonight: Tuesday fair and warmer. Highest icrr.perature yesterday .....'i9 Lowest this morning ..42 TEMPERATURES Sun. Mon. p.m. 56 57 59 55 51 50 49 47 46 46 44 WARMER a.m. 43 42 42 42 43 45 43 49 55 62 65 69 LONDON, Oct. ficials said today that Sir Rob- ert Leslie Craigie, British am- bassadu, in Tokyo, had pro- tested to the Japaneses govern- ment against the bombing of the jnnboat Sandpiper without waiting for instructions from London. anticipation of the early fall of Hankow, China's provisional cap- ital. Dispatches from the war zones tonight said Japanese forces had drawn their cordon around the city to as cose as 12 miles at one point. The pronouncement was in- terpreted as an indication of the Japanese government's be- lief that the capture of Han- kow would end the purely mili- tary phase of the conquest and permit cessation of further of- fensive operations by the mi- kado's forces in China. Capture of Hankow Expected Shortly SHANGHAI, Oct. 'Tuesday) army ana navy [units were racing early today for the honoi or being the first to enter Hankow China's provisional Japaneses spokesmen here pro- fessed to expect news of the fall of the city momentarily. j Flames Threaten Canton Destruction i CANTON. Oct gi- j gantic conflagration threatened to destroy this South China metrop- olis today as fires roared into resi- dential districts after burning out the business sections. Japanese dynamite ed firebreaks around areas in an attempt to halt the spreading flames, while foreign volunteers aided in trying to save foreign buildings. Murder Charge Names L-Men Wounded Man Dies at Ballinger, Charge Against Two Liquor Inspectors Changed BALLINGER, Oct. Bob Gambell .of Abilene and Bill Strickland of San Angelo, Texas liquor control board inspectors, waived examining trial when arraigned tsiore Justice B. W. Pilcher this morn- ing on a charge of murder following the fatal shooting of Dan Liver- man, 30-year-old service station operator. The two officers were released under bonds. The inspectors previously had been charged with assault with intent to murder last Frday. Cotton Insurance New Farm Goal The charge was changed today by Runnels Co. Atty. Roy Kill following Liverman's death yesterday TO TAKE STATEMENTS In Ballinger for the hearing to- day were C. A. Paxton, chief su- pervisor of the Texas liquor control board at Austin; J. W. Coates and Gerald Franklin, Abilene and San Anrelo supervisors, respectively; Sheriff Sid McAcams of Taylor county and W. T. McQuarry, Abi- WASHINGTON, Oct. __ The administration intends to rec- lene constable, ommend that congress broaden its j Sheriff W. A. Holt. Dist. Atty. farm program, officials disclosed iw- A- Stroman and Attorney Hill today, by making crop insurance are taie state_nents Wednesday available to tnc nations jfrom tne Livennan family and mem- Cold, Snow, Rain Blanket Nation Panhandle Has Freeze; Warmer Weather Forecast By United Press Icy temperatures, snow and rain checkered the northern portion of the country today as winter swept in from the far north and overspread midwestern states as far south as Oklahoma and Arkansas. Government forecasters said, however, that the weather in Tex- as would begin to get warmer to- day and that temperatures would continue to risa tonight and to- morrow. Freezing temperatures were re- ported in many parts of Texas. Sey- mour was the" coldest place in the state, according to government re- ports, with a temperature of 28. Tlji Ifr f D V v -JL XVJLOd Other Texas temperatures in- cluded: Amarillo, 40; Austin, 40; Brady. 30; Palestine, 40; Wichita I Fails, 38; Albany, 34; Big Spring, j 38; Bridgeport, 28; Brownwood, 36; i Carrizo Springs. 38; Dalhart, 32; j- Ft. Stockton, S3 Greenville, 30; i Henrietta, 38; Huntsville, 32; ville. 30; Lampasas, 30; Livingston, 30; Longview, 30; Mexia, 34; Mule- shoe. 30; Spur, 32 Waco. 34. The cold wave in the north- ern part of the United States followed a heavy snow and sleet storm in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and northern Mich- igan which disrupted communi- cations, blocked highways and isolated several small com- munities. Temperatures drop- ped below normal in Ohio, southern Michigan, the Mis- and Missouri cotton growers. Wheat growers, under a law pass- ec last winter, kri protected against losses from drouth, fiooo, storms, hail, insects and other natural haz- ards. WOULD SET TIP RESERVE Chicago saw winter early with rain its first snow of bers of the liquor control board in 1 the Great further investigation of the case, before it is bound over ic the 119th district gran jury which convenes November 14, Sheriff Holt said to- temperature was 35. day. Funeral for Liverman was to be i held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at! Agriculture department experts i Jennings Funeral home, with the I are working at top speed to pre- on cotton. They said it would Max Wilkins pastor of the Grace Baptist church of Ballinger, Burial was to be in the Temperatures were near freez- ing: at Kansas City and slightly warmer at Oklahoma City, where by a freak of na- ture the mercury dropped to 15 degrees Saturday night California and Florida still ex- perienced summery weather. The be possible to ofier growers insur- Evergreen cemetery ance on the 1940 crop if congress surviving Liverman are his wife: I temperature was 84 at Fort Myers, parents, Mr. and Mrs. c. M. Liver- Ha., and 76 at- Los Angeles, Cali- man of near Ballinger; two broth- j foraia. Seventy-Five ADMINOTRATOR Peanut Process Plant Virtually Closes Down Blow Also Fails At Two Clothing Factories Here The new wage-hour law had depressing1 effects on some Abilene fronts this morning as more than 75 persons had been laid off from work. In businesses affected by the law there was confusion. Work weeks were being revised and a. trial launched at meeting regula- tions which up to now are vaguely outlined. HITS CLOTHING PLANTS Heaviest blow fell at the South- western Peanut company, where 38 women and 10 men had been laid off. With three women and six men working this morning, ifc amounted to a virtual shut-down. WASHINGTON, Oct Sellgman of San Antonio, president of the Na- tional Pecan Shellers of Ameri- ca, reported to. Wage-Hour Ad- ministrator Elmer F. Andrews today that every Southern pe- can shelling plant has closed because of the wagerhour law. Deputy Wage-Hour Adminis- trator Paul Sifton earlier had ruled that employes engaged in pecan, shelling must be paid at least 25 cents an hour unless the work is performed by a fanner or on a farm, "as an In- cident to or in conjunction with a farming operation." at the plant, where up to bushels of peanuts can be handled a day, said Owner J. F. Morrison. The blow also fell at two cloth- ing-factories. T. S. Lankford Son kad laid off .10 women, machine operators who on the piecework basis did not come up to per-day. _mTrrirmim wage. This was the same condition at the Fairy Form Manufacturing company, where 14 women had been laid off. Five boys felt the penalty of youth as Safeway stores let out employes under 18 years old. These boys worked Saturday afternoons as package carriers. A SlO-a-week nightwatchmaa was laid off at the Gold Bond Cas- ket company, but no other em- ployes there were affected. "We may have to lay up Indefi- said Morrison at the pea- j nut company. "We must get the right kind of a ruling for this type cmex i or the price of the commod- witness in the government's case j jty must advance, and that cannot against an alleged nazi espionage j be done until the buyer can pay ring, testified under crosc-examina- i _____ tion todav that federal officals were j ELSEWHERE The women had been working as ving 51.35 for a nine- e men had been, clraw- I refused to include that fact in his j ing to confession. j Morrison observed that West Tex- Rumrich. who has several times j as is not as seriously affected as described himself as a counter-es- Southeastern United States, where pionage agent on the scand although j negro labor draws 35 to 50 cents a he pleaded guilty to a spying charge, clay. said he haa disclosed his true in- j "Pecan plants, like the peanut tentions to Asst. U. S. Atty. John plants, apparently have no altema- W. Burke Jr.. and Leon G. Turrou i tive but to lav UD until some fur- Wage-Hour mer F. -vruns a question and answer depart- ment. Rumrkh Says Was U. S. Spy Claims Federal Officials Knew Of His Activity NEW YORK, Oct. Guenther Gustave Rumfich. _a jn. i TIT W ly tocay. It was mixed aware he was acting as a German j nirtp_- _ j i and melted quickly. The j spy to hei? Tjwtei States but hour day. Officials said there was a posabih- i tj the_ admlniscutipn Klsp might erS; Bea Of The warmest spot in the country i linger: and four sisters, Mrs. Ster- yesterday was at Yuma. Ariz., where i recommend insurance 1 growers. Whether it for does corn ling Chilclress, Ona Liverman, Mae the reading was 92. The cotton insurance program would provide a means, officials estimated, for removal of prob- ably bales of surplus, government-owned, cotton from market channels to be held by the Federal Crop Insurance Fog Halts Shipping LONDON. Get. shipping was halted today by the worst fog of the season. Hundreds PENGUINS WAIT STORK'S VISIT corporation as a reserve. I of vessels were held in the Thames yesterday. Thousands of suburban Meanwhile, with operation of the and country dwellers were late for existing farm program upset by j work; Because of delay on railroads. Oct. and Moe Pen- uin. the zoological garden's are expeci- I ing an intensive campaign to line j j farmers up against congressional j proposals to substitute price-fixing j and unrestricted production. j Silver Unloaded, Liner to Clear Sunrise, Sunset S, 7 P-m 7 a.m. p.m. Vy thermometer .11 45 72 thermometer 42 39 52 Ulative humidity 44 55 20 Fielder. ;