Abilene Reporter News, October 26, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 26, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAll WM MEWSMKR VOL. LV111, NO. 148. 'DISTURBED' AT TREASON CHARGES- WITH OFFENSE TO. FRfENDS OR YOUR WORLDJiXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, PRICE FIVE CENTS FDR Flays Prober Dies In Defending Michigan Governor I ho defense- ol Gove-nor Frank Murphy of Michigan tonight against charges of "treason" leveled at (lie governor by wit- nesses before the house com- mittee on un-American activ- ities. And In cloiilff so, Mr. Roose- velt took occasion to five the commlltcr a severe dressing down, which Included an accu- sation thai it had let Itself he "used in a flagrantly unfair al- teinpt to Influrnce mi no effort lo gel truth." "Most fair mliKied Amer jald (he president, "hope that (he committee will aban- don the practUe of merely pro- viding a forum to those uho for political purposs or otherwise, seek headlines which they could not otherwise obtain." Mr. Roosevelt referred spe- cifically lo testimony of last Friday by Judge Paul V. Gadola ol a Michigan circuit court and John Barrlnger, Former city manager o! Clint, Mich., that Murphy had prevented the exe- cution of a writ for the ejection of automobile sit-down strikers and had failed to give the city needed assistance. Barrlncer called the governor's actions "treasonable." On the contrary, the p.esi- dent said In a formal statement, Murphy by "painstaking and statesmanlike brought about a settlement ol the strike without bloodshed or the use of force, which "elicited the commendation of all Ihe Impor- IN NORTH ATLANTIC STORM OFF NEWFOUNDLAND- tant motor manufacturers In- The chief executive's state- ment was issued at the clo.se of a day which saw the commit- tee receive testimony accusing Secretary Perkins of the labor department of "dereliction o-' duty" foi not pursuing- a more vigorous course in the deporta- tion of communist aliens, and a suggestion that impeachment proceedings were In order. The witnesses were Harper Knowles and nay E. Nimmon, of the Radical Research committee of the Legion of Cali- fornia. The president was asked at hb press conference whether he was concerned about the testi- mony (riven regarding Gover- nor Murphy. His reply was: "I very much disturbed. r was dlsturLerl not because of the absurdly false charges made by a coterie of disgruntled re- publican office-holders against a profoundly religious, able and law-abiding governor; but because a congressional com- mittee charged with the respon- of Investigating un- American activities should have permitted Itself to be used In a flagrantly unfai: and un- American attempt to influence an election. "At this hfarlnj Ihe Dies commHtee (Hep. Din, Te.vas dfmcrrat, I, chairman of Ihe committee) made no effort to tel at the truth, ellher by ratl- ing for facts to support mere personal opinion or by allowing facts and personal opinion on the other side. "On the threshold of a vitally important gubernatorial elec- tion, they permitted a disgrun- tled republican Judge, a dis- charged republican city man- ager and a couple o! offidoiu police officers to make lurid charges against Governor Prank Murphy, wchout at- tempting to elicit from them facts as to their undeniable bias and their charges and without attempting to obtain from the governor or, for that matter, from any responsible motor manufacturer, their ver- sion of the Blaze Liner Imperils A. f r A t L fV A M _ "----------------------------------------________________ AS FALSTAFF Hugh Price Fellows, above, head of the speech department of AfcMurry college, as he will appear as Falstnf W.; KANT NKU Hungary Awaits Prague Answer BUDAPEST. Oct. Hungarian public waited impat- iently tonight (or Czechoslovakia's reply to a note calling ;.jr action by tomorrow on Hungary's seventh proposal for settlement of the two powers' territorial-minority dispute. The government was urged today in Hungarian mass meetings to start occupation of territories which Czechoslovakia already was willing to 3.800 square not to wait for fulfill- ment of other demands. These additional demands were for plebiscites in disputed districts by Dec. 1. and accord ot "self-de- termination' to Rutnenians. Slov- aks and other nationalities of Czechoslovakia, presumably bv an election. Reports from the Czechoslovak frontier .said hundreds of thousands ot Prague's soldiers .sill) were man- ning fortifications and with few exceptions are keeping the border closed to Hungary. Premier Bcla Imredi termed lhe Jevenih propasal ot his govern- ment as "really conciliatory." This proposal was marked by a reduc- tion of about 30 per cent in Hun- gary's territorial demands. Diplomatic sources understood this more concilatory attitude rte- Fvcloped upon !.trone advice of Ger- many. Italy ann Poland 'ha( o'her- peace would be endangered. Arraign Defendants In WPA Fruud Case Explosions Rock Three Cities Of Industrial Center SHANGHAI, Oct. 27. (Wed- nesday) _ Japan- ese vangtiard today marched into brtrning Wnohang, one of the tri-cities, Japanese dis. patches from the front said, and met sanguinary resistance from Chinese detachments who engaged in street fighting. The occupation of Wuchang be- ban after another advance guard from the north had entered the j outskirts of Hankow, across the riv- I The main body of Japanese j.'ill was about 10 miles f.-om Wu- rhang. The advance guard entered through the Paoyang gate and be- gan a slow mopping up process, with the lighting gradually spread- ing throughout the walled city. Chinese stragglers were with- drawing westward by boat as the Japanese entered. Eiplosionj rocked the three Wuhan cillej Hankow. Wu- chang and Hanyanj _ China's rich Industrial ctnler, and flames slabbed lhe sky as un- checked fires spread a trail of ruin and ashes for lhe Inva- ders lo seize. Along a semi-circle from north to viulh the Japanese were arrayed for occupation of the great Inland port ind com- mercial center a principal goal In Ihe undeclared war. Tne city was threatened by spreading flames, apparentlv the result of the Chinese "scorched' earth'1 policy applied In the race of Japanese conquest. GeneralLsiimo Chiang Kal-Shelc i and his American-educated wife were said to havt left Hankow by i plane Monday night, after a m.ivs exodus of other members o! the government and civilians. Masayuki Japanese minis- ter-a'.-Iarje. in Shanghai conveyed a reiterated warning from the na- val command to foreign diplomat- ic representatives. He urged neutral authorities to' see that vessels bearing their flags proceed from Hankow to siler zones in trie Vangrze river. Thirty sailors trom [he United Yangtze patrol flagship Hi- i zon :sr.ded today in HanVow to FUNERAL TODAY MRS. G. W. MATHIS Pioneer Jones Resident Dies Rites For Mrs. G. W. MafhisAt Hodges Today ANSCW. Oct. Steamers Race To Craft After Fire Controlled 350 Americans On Deutschland; Explosion Cause (Copyrijhi, IMS, by Associated Press) KEW YORK, Oct. 25-Pire sweeping below decks of the German liner Deutschland im- periled the lives of per- sons tonight in a north Atlan- tic storm off Newfoundland before it was controlled. LACONIC MESSAGE Aftor a frightening two hours ol fire-righting, the captain redJoed the Associated Press this laconic mesage: "Fire under Other ships were racing through the dark gale-whipped waters 300 miles southeast of Cape Rice to her assistance, annrerlM eaUs. frantically seelclnj--'help'Th 'the ship's dire heed. Aboard the big ship were 581 pas- sengers and about 40 crew members. Included among the passengers were 350 Americans. Five passenger liners swung swiftly from their courses to go to tne burning ship's aid. United States coastguard cutters from is far distant ss Boston, TOO miles away, and New London, Conn., put out to sea. OTHERS TURN BACK (A radio from the liner Manhat- tan to the Associated Press said that the streamers Collamer, Europe and American Traveler continued to speed toward the txutschliad that the crippled ship "thanked all others and declined' their aid. _ being too far Indications were that most of the ships that at first started tovard the burning boat turned back their courses. Heavy seas and ralna both the beleaguered liner and th ships offering succor. Off Detitsch- Jand reported her position li 200 miles southeast of Race a southeaster raging-. High, chop- py waves were battering the ship -_ VJ -Mrs. G. she fought (or hej. __ today i Capt. Karl Stelnck ta tnc uie uie ijeutscn- aim nacness 1C tc land's veterin master, sent out his vtdual diabolical ends.' P.'M. (EST) W. liathls of Hodges died iittr several weeks illness. Funeral will be frc-m Hodges firsl Baptist church at 3 o'clock Wednes-i SPREAD day afternoon with the Rev Clyde' T1lere had been an "plosion In pastor, officiating. hold v tjames and smoke swept upward will be in Hodges cemetery. j ln a suddent blast. The ship's fire Mary Frances Morrow was born' squads rushed into th! battle In Randolph county Alabama.! Above, the passenjers were in the March 16. ISS3. and married G. w. I cocktail lounges, at dinner danc- Mathls September 15. 1872. They! ing. moved to Jor.es county in 1M3. She The crew's first attach on the fire had been a member of the Baptist failed. The flames steadily spread church