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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 25, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas PRAGUE, Oct. 25 (UP)—A baby born in "no man's land," where 200 Jewish refugees have been living in a ditctiTbetween Germany and Cxechoslovakia, was named 'Neimand' (Nobody) WEST TEXAS’ OWN I NEWSPAPERAbilene Reporter -i&etaS“WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FR/ENDS OR FOES WE SKE! CU YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Byron VOL LV111, NO. 147. DWM mu (l’P> ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1938—TWELVE DAGES. A.tori.(rd PRM (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS WHAT AM I OFFERED? GOING, GOING, DOG GONE GIRL SHOT IN TEMPLE Invalid Wife Stands by Murder Suspect LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25.—<UP)— An invalid wife gave courage today to her lonely, quiet-mannered husband who reported the strange death of a girl he was entertaining with card tricks. But police were unable to decide whether pretty Claudia Heubler, a 22-year-old stenographer, was carrying out a frquently-expressed desire to die when she put Carl E. Weber’s revolver to her temple, smiled and pulled the trigger. The girl came here several months ago from Amarillo, and worked for an outfitting company not far from the clothing store where Weber, 38, was credit manager. She was dismissed from her Job Saturday. Weber said he called on Miss Huebler for the fourth time Sunday night at her apartment. He took her roses. In an effort to cheer her, Weber said, he began showing her card tricks. He took a revolver, which he carried regularly because he had to accompany money to the bank, out of his pocket and laid it on a table between him and the girl. As he riffled the cards, according to his story to police, Weber dropped one. ‘•As I straightened up, I saw Claudia had the gun pointed at her right temple,” he told officers. “I yelled at her, ‘Look out, that gun’s loaded.* She simply smiled and pulled the trigger.” He had no permit to carry a gun, they said, but verified the fact that he had carried it for years to protect his employers’ money. This was verified also by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Weber, to whom he has been married IS years. For the last five years she has been under treatment for arthritis at a county institution a few miles from Los Angeles. •‘Tell Mm it will be all right,” she said when informed of the girl’s death. “Tell him to keep his chin up.” Police listed Miss Huebler’s death as “possible suicide’’ and held Weber on charges of suspicion of murder pending an inquest tomorrow. FIGHT WITH GROOM HALTS REJECTED SUITOR'S REVENGE TRY FOR MURDER Six hundred dogs had their day at the annual revival of the historic Dog Mart in Fredericksburg, Va. Only a spectator was the Great Dane, Erie von LindenhofT. shown left with Shirley Anne Clark of Fredericksburg. Erie was brought from Washington by owner George A. Coulon to watch the sale of lesser breeds The collie pup at right brought $10 through efforts of Auctioneer Barton Mason (in silk topper) and auction chairman C M Cowan. The Mart was started in 1708 as a means of extracting gold and other valuables from indians in exchange for dog3. It was revived in 1927. MILAN. Italy, Oct. 25—(UP) —The explanation of Paolo Motta gave at the police station sent him back to his bride today, exonerated. He and his bride, Teresina, he said, had retired the night of their wedding. The light was out. Suddenly a drop of cold water struck the back of his neck. He shouted, sprang from the bed and searched the room, but found nothing. But soon after he had returned to bed, th® water struck him again. All that night this continued. The next night he sat up, keeping watch. Finally he noticed a hole in the ceiling. He ran upstairs, broke down a door and in the room above the nuptial chamber found one of Teresina s former suitors holding a pitcher of water over a hole in the floor. They ended up at the police station after their fight. Th® rejected suitor said It was his way of getting revenge. He also was released after promising to leave the honeymooners alone. CONQUEST IN FINAL STAGES— Jap Troops Take Hankow, Chinese Capital IT WAS ALL A JOKE, BUT 'BANDITS' MAY GET THE WORKS NEW YORK. Oct. 25.-(UP) —Four of Anthony Scandrusi s friends, who treated him to a thrilling “joke” last n ght, will be arraigned today in magistrate's court for disorderly conduct. They not not figured on Scandrusi calling out eight police radio cars, a car load of detectives, an emergency squad and an ambulance. But he did and they spent the night in jail. John Sciascia, 17. and Vincent Schiliro, 22, invited Scandrusi for an automobile ride. Two “bandits’’ halted the car and holding their hands in their pockets, indicating that they were armed, they “robbed’’ the Joyriders. Then Schiliro told one of the “bandits:” “I know you, you're Luppo the Loop ” "Well,” the bandit replied, “I guess I'll have to give you the works. This gun has a silencer.” Schiliro dropped to the street, screaming: “They got me.” Scandrusi had enough. He broke and ran, stopped at a filling station and shouted: “They just murdered my pal.” Unable to find the body, the emergency squad took Scandrusi for a tour of the neighborhood. Soon they passed a car In which four men rode. Scandrusi had the surprise of his life to see the two “bandits” and their victims, including the “dead” one, enjoying a hearty laugh. They, In turn, were surprised to see Scandrusi with the cops. AU four pranksters were locked up for the night. The two “bandits” said they were Edward Hannon, 22, and William Bar-bagello, 24. Scandrusi doesn’t care lf they get the works. IN NOVEMBER ORDER Texas Oil Shutdowns to Continue Allowable Base Above October Says Stranger: 'CAN’T DO THAT' —Cop Not So Sure CHICAGO. Oct. 25.—(UP) — Two strangers visited James Cochanes’ fruit store two weeks ago and told him how he could make millions—for a few thousand dollars. They said they knew a Russian chemist who had a moneymaking machine and was willing to sell it, Cochanes invited the strangers to return with the Russian. Then he wrote a letter lo his uncle, George Kotsianis, San Jose, Calif., who was swindled out of $8,000 in buying a moneymaking machine two years ago. He asked Kotsianis what he thought about ‘he proposition. Yesterday the money-makers came back to the store. Two detectives arrested them. They said they were Marcel Kestake, 52. Miami, Fla , and Sam Rosen, 45. Chicago. “But we haxen’t done anything," Kestak* said. “You can’t pinch us.” A detective drew a photograph from his pocket—Cochane’s uncle had sent a picture of the man who got his $8,000. It was a picture of Kestake. Fair Leaders To Be Chosen Abilene business men were gathering early this afternoon at headquarters offices of the West Texas chamber of commerce for a public meeting to decide policies for the 1939 edition of the West Texas fair. Approximately IOO are eexpected to take part in framing a program for the future and election of new officers and directors of tile West Texas Fair association The session was scheduled to get underway at 2:30 o’clock with D. H. Jeffries, president of the association, In charge. In addition to election of officials, the group Is to discuss particularly such matters as gate admissions and cheaper grandstand •ntertainment for the next exposition. The 1938 fair showed a loss of approximately $2,000, due to red fig-lres in rodeo and horse racing Books. Thompson Asks Refineries Cut Runs to Stills AUSTIN, Oct. 25—(AP) — The state railroad commission today ordered Saturday and Sunday shutdowns of Texas oil fields continued through November. The basic allowable for the new month was set about 4.000 barrels higher daily than In the previous 30-day period. Considering deductions for the two-day weekly closings, it was 1,279,653 for November, compared with 1,275,122 for October. The federal bureau of mines had estimated Texas share of the national market demand in November was 1,381.000 barrels dally. The basic allowable was 91,347 barrels under the bureau’s estimate. LIFT IN JANUARY Railroad Commissioner Lon A. Smith said he signed the order under an agreement the two-day closings would be reduced to one in December and lifted entirely in January. Commission Chairman Ernest O. Thompson said, however, it was too early yet to know what the commission’s policy for December would be. The closings on Sundays had been in effect since last January and those on Saturdays for several months but recently agitation for their lifting had been growing. At a statewide hearing two weeks ago the railroad commission, which administers oil and gas conservation laws In Texas, heard arguments on the desirability of continuing or removing the restrictions. Aged Arab Living in Ft. Worth to Receive Last Wish: lo Return to Jerusalem to Die Spy Felt Sure Could Succeed J. C. Hunter, president of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas association, who led independent operators of this district in a fight to maintain the field shutdowns, said today that action of the railroad commission was "highly pleasing." “We* feel that it . a sound step toward preventing any further price cuts in crude," he said, "and that it . ill be helpful in restoring the former prices for our production. ‘The shutdown maintenance lays a basis for corrections in the oil industry which may lead to that restoration of price.” DALLAS, Oct. 25.—(UP)—Immigration officers said today they thought they could grant the wish of aged Joseph Hanna Wyziane, who wanted to return to Jerusalem to die. Wyziane. an Arab living in Fort Worth, told Immigration Inspector Carroll Paul he was on charity and wanted to spend his last days In his native land. Paul said aliens requiring charity could be deported and that the action would cost the government only about $150. Prisoner’ of Iron Lung Hopes to Fly by Spring CHICAGO, Oct. 25.— (UP*—Frederick B. Snite Jr., 27. who has been a • prisoner’’ in an iron lung two and one-half years, entrains today for his winter home at Miami, Fla, with a new objective—to fly back to    Chicago    in    the    spring. If he    continues    the    rapid    progress he has    made in    the    past    year, he ll be able to fly. He was stricken with infantile paralysis April I, 1936, at Peiping, China, while making a tour of the world. He has spent his time since then in a reclining position in the half-ton lung, but he has made so much progress he can leave the liu.0 tor periods of from 25 to 30 minutes. •BREATHING’ SHIRT ..Now he# has a new “breathing’’ shirt which not only permits him to sit up, but is IOO times lighter than his massive "boiler” outfit. Weight of    the iron    lung prevents him from    flying. The    new    lung, made of aluminum and a special rubber product, fits snugly over the shoulders, chest and back and weighs only nine and one-half pounds. Dennis R Seanlan, St. Paul, Minn, president of the Stille-Scanlan Surgical Instruments company, Stockholm, Sweden, invented it. He and Snlve have worked together several months to perfect It. Physicians at Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minn., predict it will replace other artificial respirators, Seanlan believes it can be marketed for about $150, In contrast to the $2,000 cost of the “boiler” lung. Snite will be transported in the iron lung to the Dearborn street station from his home In suburban River Forest in a specially-constructed $15,000 trailer. Business Talks Of Wage-Hour Amendments Pecan Shellers' Plight First Big Problem to Settle WASHINGTON, Oct. 25— (AP)—The wage-hour administration may ask congress for broader authority in applying the new labor standards law to specific industries. This prediction came today from high-ranking officials, who were swamped with inquiries from employers as to whether the statute regulates minimum wages and maximum hours for their particular businesses. AMENDMENTS TALKED Now that the wage-hour program actually has gone into effect, Administrator Elmer F. Andrews and his staff are giving most of their attention to these appeals for assistance. Their opinions will be only advisory’, however, for the courts must determine finally whether an individual Industry is in Interstate commerce and therefore subject to the federal law. There is also the possibility that business men will request clarifying amendment to the act and possible extension of the classes of exempted workers. Some employers, on the other hand, argue that the courts should pass on the law as it now stands before making any changes in its provisions. After the first day of the acts operation, Andrews reported last night that most brancher of industry were complying fully with the new standards, even though many companies were not certain wheth- See WAGE-HOUR, Page ll, Col 3 Lecture Fine- VICIOUS CYCLE •Fine, Lecture Judge E M. Overshiner gave a lecture to four men in corporation court Friday on the evils of drinking. He asked them to be men and forsake the "crimson” path for the straight and narrow. The men listened intently, and nodded in agreement throughout the talk. Today two of the men appeared in corporation court again charged with drunkenness. They were fined $10 each, $5 more than last Friday. After corporation court one of the men was asked lf the Judges talk had any effect. “Yep, he was dead right, but guess I just slipped again. Never was arrested for drunkenness before in my life until I rame to Abilene. Then I get arrested twice in one week. Guess I’ll leave town.” The other man nodded In agreement—Just like he did In corporation court Friday morning. In a statement, Ernest O. Thompson, chairman of the railroad commission. as well as of the interstate oil and gas compact commis - See OIL ORDER, Page ll, Cot 2 NEW YORK, Oct. 25—(/Pl—In spite of the uproar over the Rob-inson-Ruben passport affair. Guenther Gustav Rumrich, German secret agent, was confident he could procure passport blanks for nazi spies, he testified today in federal cour(. Rumrich made the statement under cross-examination by Benjamin Matthews counsel for Erich Glaser, one of the three defendants on trial before Judge John C. Knox and a jury on espionage charges. An attempt last February to get the passport blanks by telephoning the State department office here, requesting they be sent to a hotel, led to Rumrich’s arrest and the seizure later of Glaser. Johanna Hofmann and Otto Hermann Voss, co-defendants in the trial. The Robinson - Ruben passport matter involved two Americans, traveling in Russia on passports containing false information. The Weather ABILENE ar><1 vicinity: Fair and warmer tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy. Went T*xa» Fair. warmer In aoutheaat ' and north portions except extreme north portion tonight; Wednesday fair. East Texas Fair and warmer tonight;' Wednesday partly cloudy, warmer in ex- ! treme east portion. Highest temperature yesterday ...7(1 Lowest temperature this morning . f>4 TEMPERATURES Mon.    Tues. Air Liner Crashes To Kill Eighteen SYDNEY, Australia. Oct. 25.—(/P) - -Eighteen persons—14 passengers and crew of 4—died today in the crush of an airliner against Mount Dandenong, 40 miles from Mel-tcurne. The plane was en route from Adelaide to Melbourne. It was Australia’s worst airplane disaster. Delegates Report on Exchange Convention Gray Browne and Lee Signor, delegates from the Abilene Exchange club to the state Exchange convention in Fort Worth last week. made a report at today s weekly luncheon. Membership, program and projects of the state organization were discussed after the report. Ed King, Ben Shahan, J. C. Hunter Jr. and Elbert Hall led the discussion. Hudson Smart, vice president, presided at the meeting. Counterfeiting Ring Disrupted DALLAS. Oct. 25—(UP)—A six-state counterfeiting ring was disrupted today with a capture oi a man and his 16-year-old wile, Secret Service Agent Leo Williams announced. Surrounding a shabby West Dallas house at dawn, federal, city and county officers arrested J. H. (Pete) Cunningham, 34, and Mrs. Etta Cunningham, 16, his wife and seized one of the largest counterfeiting plants ever discovered rn this region. Williams said that several hundred counterfeit United States half-dollars and moulds and quantities of metals for manufacturing more of the coins were taken in the raid. “The ring has been operating in Texas and six other states,” Williams said. The raid terminated a two-months investigation Williams made of the alleged rmg Cunningham and his wife, still in bed, did not offer resistance to their arrests. Demos Says Bolters Bolstering Ranks PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25.-— Claims that bolters from opposing party ranks were bolstering their forces came today from republican and democratic headquarters as candidates pitched into the final two weeks of Pennsylvania’s political campaign. Latest of the conflicting claims was made by the democratic headquarters in a statement that a “powerful federation of independent republican clubs" In Lackawanna county voted to throw its support to the democratic t.ckei. Large Chinese Units Cut Off By Rapid Drive Capture Marks Fall of China's Sixth Big City SHANGHAI, Oct. 25—(AP) —The Japanese army and navy commands tonight announced their forces had entered Hankow, China s provisional capital, abandoned by its defenders. Although details were lacking, Japanese officers said units of both services had participated in capture of the great city on the middle Yangtze river, major goal of the Japanese conquest since Hanking fell nearly ll months age. FIRES RAGING Neutral advices reaching Shanghai said retreating Chinese troops demolished several buildings. Large fires were reported in Hankow and adjoining cities of Wuchang and Hqnyang. The city was without water, but a foreign-owned power company which was permitted to take over the waterworks was attempting to resume service. Patrols of British bluejackets cooperated with Chinese police in , keeping order before entry of the Japanese. The first detachment to enter apparently was an Infantry column which previously had captured Hwangpei, 20 miles to the north, and then driven rapidly down the Peiping-Hankow railway. Generalissimo Chian* Kai-Shek, military and civil leader of the Chinese nation, was reported to have left Hankow by plane during the night, accompanied by his foremost aide, his American-educated wife. Announcement of Japanese entry into Hankow was made in a Jon,; communiqu! from China headquar- CHUNGKINC, China, Oct. 25. (UP)—Generalissimo    Chiang Kai-Shek is ai the front west of Hankow with the Chinese army and has decided to fight on, it was anr ounced officially nere today at the new emergency capital of the Chinese government. ters of the Japanese army and navy Naval officers said they believed Japanese warships had reached the great inland port, 585 miles up the Yangtze, although exact positions of the vessels was not disclosed. Since Nanking s fall the navy had cooperated with the army in blasting a pathway up the river. SIXTH CITY TO FALL j The last stages of the Japanese advance were made with such rapidity-overland from the northeast, along both banks of the Yangtze and up the river itself—that large units of Chinese were cut off. The rapidly driving Japanese columns were said to have left several divisions in pockets to be cleaned up later, as motorized vanguards I See HANKOW, Page ll. Col. I Pictured as they appeared in court at Fairfield, 111., where they are on trial for the “hitchhike” murder of a 56-year-old farmer, are Mrs. Beulah Honeycutt, top, and Mrs. Jean Brooks, lower. The Tennessee women are charged with shooting to death Felix Shannon of Mt. Erie, near Fairfield, after he picked them up in his auto. Abilene Fights Highway Shift Jesse Winters, chairman, has called a meeting of the chamber of commerce highway committee for lf o’clock tomorrow morning at the chamber of comm'ice office. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss action to I .’taken on a proposed change in the route of the Canada-to-Laredo highway, U. S. 83. which passes through Abilene. FIGHT ROUTE CHANGE Winters said un effort had been made to change the route of the I highway by Kan "s groups to divert traffic to the east over federal highway 183. The highway committee has received a request from the Great Plains Highway association that Abilene take action urging present routing be maintained. This request would be presented before tho American Association of Highway Officials in annual meeting in Dallas in Decen.ber. Winters said W. R. Ely, former chairman of the Texas highway commission, T. N. Carswell and Tom K Eplen had jem invited to attend the committee meeting. Members of the committee are C. R. Pennington. Lee R. York, George Page, John Pilkington, R. P Leach, E. R. McDaniel, Grover Brock, Ed Grissom, Marshall Moore and C. F. Christian. Hitler in Vienna VIENNA. Oct. 25.—(UP)—Fuehrer Adolf Hitler arrived here unexpectedly today. There was no Indication why he came or for how long, but some quarters believed it might be connected with the recent anticatholic demonstrations. Curtain Time Nearing— P-TA MILK FUND BENEFIT SHOW REHEARSALS TO First rehearsal of the Boosters club benefit show for the P-TA milk fund will be held at Fair Park auditorium tonight, Director Jimmy Wroten announced today. All entertainers for the Thursday night program were urged to be at the I auditorium by 7:30 o’clock. One of the highlights of the milk fund benefit show will be the Abilene Business and Professional Women’s mystery act. “And It s just that,” Wroten said this morning. “No one knows what it’s all about and will not until1 the curtain goes up on the number Thursday night.” Wroten said he had learned enough of the “mystery" part, however. to know that it will be a riot of laughter and in all probability the hit of the show.    j BEGIN TONIGHT Boosters club officials said today that ticket salesmen, IOO high soh JOI students, have been meeting with good success in their campaign. Efforts will be redoubled Wednesday and Thursday, with sale of $2 50 reserved seats scheduled the day of the show, ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 25, 1938