Abilene Reporter News, October 27, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 27, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEfTTEXA? MiEWSMKR fjje "WITHOUT, OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS VOL LVIII, NO. 149. ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 40-Yecir-Old Slayer Awaits Firing Squad To 'Prove Those Guys Who Say Life Begins At 40 Are Liars' SALT LAKE CITV. Oct. who fnces a firing squad at dawn Monday at his iwn request said -'I'm icing out there and prove those guys who said that lift begins at 40 are cockeyed llarj." Less than two months ago John W. Deerlntf observed the 40th anniversary of his birth. Most of those years had been spent In prisons and reform schools. Rather than go back he death penalty for the May 9 shooting ol Oliver R "Yes. sir, that's a he said in an Interview. "Those guys talk about at 40. Well, I'll prove they're liars, and It's Just as well at that." Laughing, expoi'.nding his philosophy of life, the red-faced slayer observed he had everyone pretty puzzled by his desire lo die. "Of course, I try not to think about it." he said. "No man. I don't care who he is or how tough, can lace a thing like that casually. But Deering believes he has nothing to lose by dying. He believes, so he says, there is no hereafter. He believes there is no God. "for how could a man with power to create the world permit it to gst In the rotten shape it's in." "Society has a bigger debt lo pay than I have." he continued. ''It's got to pay some time for its attitude toward the under-privileged youth. 1 have one theory I wish I could get across. That Is that the chamber 01 commerce, department stores, and It's ever used for anything UMd to BOOT kids a.', athletic fleM. There they could hold Jor and the stores could furnish prizes. "Then some kid who didn't win could say to himself, 'Well I tl. most beat him that and would to out and practice and try to Improve himself. He'd slay frcm the streets. how I started, getting 'In with the wrong fellows." ACCUSES JUDGE A complaint charging Ed- mund K. Jarecki Cook county, (Chicago) Judge, with Il- legally directing payment o! more than in Inherit- ance tax ttrs to relatives, per- sonal friends and henchmen" was filed with the Chicago Bar by Mrs. Harriett M, Robertson" president of the Women's civic council. 160 At Sylvester FFA-FHM Feast You 1 hs Urged To Save Democracy Of Forefathers By HARRV HOLT SVLVESTER, Oct. 2S-Approxl- mately 160 persons attended the sixth annual Sylvester father-son and mother-daughter banquet at the Methodist church here tonight Thomas E. Harden, Abilene, at- torney, was the principal speaker at tiie meeting In which Future Farmers and Future Homemakers honored their parents. charged the youngsters responsibility of off dictatorship in America and pre- serving democracy which "our forefathers" established alter great sacrifices. The speaker added that boys and girls receiving training such as that offered In the departments of agri- culture and home economics will move out on thctr power. He said that w.'th this training they would be able to work out tlielr own problem..- without the assistance of the government. Elmer John Hawkins, president of the FFA chapter, acted as maste? of ceremonies'and gave the address of welcome. The response was by his father Elmer J. Hawkins Sr. Mildred Ruth tawib, speaking for Ine Future Homemakers. welcomed the mothers, wllh the response by Mrs. T. D. Whitten. The Rev. o. D. Renslcy, pastor of the Baptist church, gave the In- vocalion. The benediction was by O. Z. Porter, high school principal. J. D. Pisey reported on the past year's work by the boys, pointing out that the net Income had totall- ed In outlining work lor the homematcers, Marie Lawll- said every Wish school girl Is a member of the club of which Katherlne Holt teacher. Is sponsor, R. H. Campbell Is the agriculture teach- er. Willard Walker gave CM FFA creed, and Dorothy Beard gave the FIIA crewl. Roy Ellloll. super- intendent of school, introduced visi- tors. State Oil Hearing Set November 18 AUSTW. Oct. rail- road commission today called a hearing Nov. 18 to receive testimony on which it will base a statewide oil production order for December. The JJovember order continued in effect two-day-a-H-eefc closing of wells- set the basic dally allow- able tt barrels. Other orders included: Called a hearing Nov. f> on special rules for ths Goldsmith field, Ector county. IN UNPRECEDENTED RESTATEMENT OF FOREIGN POLICY- Roosevelt Condemns Aggressor Nations And Warns U. S. To Protect Western Hemisphere IN LETTER TO SECRETARY OF U. S. SEAPOWER MUST BE STRENGTHENED TO MEET 'ANY PRESIDENT DECLARES WASHINGTON. Oct. Roosevelt said today on the eve of the annual ob- servance ot Navy Day. that the nation's seapower must be ade- quate "to insure positive pro- tection against any aggressor." In an annual letter to the Dies Charges Probe Stifling Testimony Taken Demo Candidates Aligned With Reds WASHINGTON. Oct. The house committee Investigating un-American activities, undeterred by President Roosevelt's denuncia- tion of Its methods, received tastl- money today that three ranking de- mocratic candidates In the current California election campaign had communist connections. Harper Knowler. and Ray Nimrr.o. representing the radical research committee of the California Amer- ican letion, at the close of three days' testimony, made the accusa- tion, naming: Cuibert Olson, candidate for gov- ernor. Ellis Paterson, candidate for lieu- tenant governor. And Sheridan Downey, candidate for the senate. President Roosevelt accused the committee last night of making "no effort to get at the trulh" In con- nection with testimony accusing Governor Murphy of Mich- igan of "treason" In tis handling of the 1937 sit-down strikes. He also said the committee had "permitted Itself lo be used in a flagaranlly un- fair and un-American attempt to Influence an election." Chairman Dies (D-Te.v) replied today with an accusation that cabi- net members had assisted In a "well-planned campaign of 'mis-1 representation, ridicule and conducted "by those who hoped to discredit the investigation." He said the president was "wholly misin- formed" and challenged him to sub- mit the testimony regarding Mur- phy (o a committee of lawyers who voutd pass upon Its validity as evi- dence. At intervals in today's testimony. Dies continued his hammering at Secretary Perkins and the labor de- partment for postponing deportation proceedings against Harry Bridges, west coist director of the C.I.O.. maritime union. secretary of the navy, which assumed special significance In view of the administration's program lo reinforce land, sea and air defenses, Mr. Roose- velt declared: "The fleet must be ready." The president noted that the celebration of Navy Day to- morriiw, when the fleet will held open houv for the pub- lic, coincides with the 80th an- niversary ol Theodore Roose- velt's birthday. "It seenu particularly fit- the letter uid, "to par tribute lo the viilon and fore- alrht of one who always urted: "The work of upbuilding the mint be tltidlly contin- oed." Saying tt Is a matter for re- Jolclns that the United States Is at peace with the world, the president added: "But within the past year unsettled world conditions have made it Imperative that we taVe stock of our national de- fense and face the facts. x x" In another statement, pro- claiming Nov. 11 as Armistice Day. the president said that "peace can be attained only by non-aggression, and can be made enduring only by respect for the rights of others and good will among the nations of the world." WITHOUT ENCOUNTERING OPPOSITION- Japanese Complete Hankows Occupation 'Scandalous John' To Fair By May HUGO. Okla.. Oct. "Texas" Jack Hill climbed down from the broad back of "Scan- dalous John" today and opined he expected to reach the New York world's fairgrounds new May. "Scandalous John" Is a IJifl- pound, three-year-old Hereford bull. Hill and "Scandalous John" began tf.elr trip from Old Glory, stonewall county, Texas, July 21. Their trip Is Intended to ad- vertise Texas at the fair. Hill carries letters from Gov. James V. AUred, W. Lee O'Dan- lel. democratic gubernatorial nominee, and state officials. Pair Found Dead ELK CITY. Okla., Oct. A 40-year-oM farm wife was found shot to death here today and a few hours later the body of her es- tranged husbana was found In his automobile wllh a note saying her "vision of easy money fades today." Hungarians Ired By Prague Note Czechs Accept Arbitration By Germany, Italy BUDAPEST. Oct. Hungarian official prew agency to- day published a Czechoslovak note In which German and Italian ar- bitration to settle the territorial dispule with Hungary was accept- ed. The Prague government suggest- ed that a mined Hungarian-Czecho- slovak military commission be formed Immediately to prepare for the military and civil transfer of areas which Czechoslovakia In a previous note agreed to cede lo Hungary. The nole suggested thai future negotiations deal with Hungarian minority problems in Czechoslovakia according to the Munich ac- JapWarcraft Enter Harbor Sinos Overcome Fear And Take Look At Troops HA1TKOW, Oct. Japanese catnpleted oc- cupation of the Hankow area late tonight without enconnt- ering the slightest resistance. TRANSPORTS AHRIVE This was done to the accom- paniment of sounds no more like than that of a few machine guns fired by Incoming destroyers at an apparently Imaginary and certainly unresponsive enemy on the Yangtze river bank oposite the city. Sharing the honor of taking the Chinese war-time capital, the first of a long line of warcraft Of all types steamed Into the harbor as infantry regiments halted opposite the Japanese consulate, which was a smouldering ruin. As successive Japanese destroyers, gunboats and mine sweepers pass- ed, the Italian steamer Marco Polo ceremoniously dipped her colors. Accompanying the destroyers were scores of airplanes and motorpow- ered ftetboats which played a vital part In repeatedly successful Japanese landings on the Yangtze hank.; from Shanghai to 600 river miles. By nightfall transports and sup- ply ships had arrived In numbers. ZONE EXCEPTED At a gateway leading Inlo the former German concession of the civilian safety zone a Japanese In- fantry column Italian consul. halted British while naval Flies 350 M. P. H. BUFFALO. N. Y, Oct. Lieut. Benjamin S. Kslsey flew A new army pur.ult plane from Day- ton. Ohio, to Buffalo today in an average speed of WO.milcs per hour, v.hlch he said was a record fee any army air corps ship. Asks U. S. Help LONDON. Oct. Halifax, the British foreign minis- ter, in a speech broadcast exclus- ively to the United States tonight, asked for American cooperation with Britain in establishing world peace. fleers, and the zone organizer him- self. Father Jacqulnut, verbally ex- plcined the extent of the zone and obtained assurance from the Japanese commander lhat military action woulO not be planned Ihcre cord. Hungary' had demanded a ij no Chinese resistance material- plebiscite lo deal with these prob- lems. According to the Prague note, arbitrators would have to set a time limit for the transfer of areas agreed upon and decide ways and means of the transfer. Hungarian officia) circles dis- played anger over these suggestions, and said they might mean a further delay of Hungarian occupation. Texas Business Begins Upswing Ued. At itrst Ihe Chinese populace and refugees ran tor cover, but gradual- ly curiosity overcame fear and the sidewalks and doorways were filled with the native population getting (he first sight of their new mas- ters. Farther along the route of march Chinese were observed hurriedly painting over anti-Japanese slogans on walls. MILLER READS INDICTMENT IN NEW MEXICO WPA CASE Stanley Miller relieved as assistant United States dis- trict attorney at Albuquerque, N. M., reads the Indictment as he appeared for arraignment on a of political conspiracy through manipulation and or- ganization of the New Meiko WPA, Left to right are: an at- torney In the Homer H. Barbert of Raswell, WPA fore- man, t. defendant; A. T. Drury, a defendant, and Miller. (Aiso- cliled Press Revue Goes On Boards Tonight Advance Ticket Sales Check Indicates Possible Sell-Out; Curtain Rises At Roper Warns On Price Increases AUSTIN, Oct. Texas business cycle began an upward! WASHINGTON, Oct. phase in September, Dr. F. A. i Secretary Roper warned BuecheJ. assistant director o! the today against premature price University of Texas bureau of badness research, reported today. The composite index for Septem her was 96.14. nearly threi! poinls above that of August, but still be- low the composite 1937. for September, boosts which'he said might choke of.' the recovery movement. "Prices must be maintained within the reach of willing buyers I if activity Is lo continue to broad- en." the commerce chief asserted 1 nt his press conference. Billed as the fastest and most entertaining musical show lo ap- pear during Ihe local theater sea- son, the Booster club milk fund Benefit revue will go on the boards lonight at the Fair Park auditor- ,um at 8 o'clock. a-ery cent of revenue from the production will be donated by the club to the Parent-Teacher asso- ciation's milk fund to provide milk for undernourished school children. Final refiearsal of Ibe Urge cast wu held last night with every one of the seven complete acts clicking ta professional jtjie. Director Jimmy Wroten promlMd that Abilenlaru would view a show that nas different and full of jorjirbes from be- ginning to end. An Incomplete check ot the advance ticket jales last showed a possible sell-out of 1he aDdltonora with standing room only. However, there are still good seats Available, es- pecially In the reserved Dr. Clinton E, Adams will act as master ol ceremonies throughout Bear Mauls And Claws Sketcher Attendants At Zoo Save Girl After Plunge Into Pit CLEVELAND. Oct. 600-pound poiar bear mauled and clawed pretty Julia Zemnlck. 31- year-old federal art project worker, for 20 minutes today, leaving her In critical condition from less of blood and deep lacerations over r-er body. While sketching the animal from the top of a wall adjoining a 10- foot fence surrounding Its brook- side zoo cage. Miss Zemnlck loat her balance and fell screaming Into the pit. With a roar the white beast pounced on her and began to claw her body. She rescued by qulck- fhlnklrig Curley Wilson, zoo super- intendent, and two attendants who came to her aid with a long- sharp- pointed poie. Whlie Wilson held off the bear with the pole, one attend- ant threw r. lasso around one of the girl's lugs and dragged her from the cage. WITH DIVORCE FROM NO. 3 MADCAP MERRY TO FIGHT FOR HUSBAND NO. 4i The Weather the show and Jack Free and his orchrstra will furnish musical ac- Pltst acl. leading off the night of pleasure and fun will be Buddy Marlin and his ensemble of dan- cers In a group of specialties. In- cluded iji the chorus will be Mary Fry, La Junta Johnson, Bitsy Gru- ver. Louise Whft'ng. Tima Frank Parker, Harriet Parker, Beth Kim- brough and Beverly Ann Balfani Tommy Berry will be accompanist. Next on the program will be a song trio composed of Oeraldlne Shuw. Dorothy Jezn Shaw and Rosalie Grimes. Bennle Ruth Garrett. (aien'.ed radio songstress, will th-n present a selection of popular songs, ac- companied by the girls' trio and Jack Fres's MYSTERY Ad High spot of the nUlu's enter- tainment and guaranteed worth the price ot admission alone will be the Business and Professional Womens' ir.ysUry act. Director Wroten lasti night would disclose none of the! details except to that 13 per-' sons would take Dart. i Following the mystery act a brief; Intermission In the two hour pro-; gram has been ullotteo. During this lime the Boosters will distribute I souvenirs, free, to numbers of the audience. These souvenirs have donated by local businessmen and are valued at more than e tlls rie8ro ms" "Ah didn't know It waj Resuming the schedvile Polly loolt a horse iri '-'M mouth Is he contended. "We have been 1 Demands More Than Talk Of Disarmament Peace By Fear Is Not Lasting, President Says WAflHTJCOTOK, Oct. M (AP) President Sctwmli, in a virtuUj traprecedentwl condemnation of nations wbUh ittpprei liberty, perMeote HM threatc of wir to attain national iwud a warning tonight that United would tht wtttoin frQM iatwrfwesw from abroad. SFIAKS TO Speaking by radio from on! mom of the White Beta: In con- nection with tha Mew Yortt Herald Trrbvce's forum on torrent ttitin, Mr. Roosevelt added: "And we .affirm our faith thai, whalerer chctce of way of. We a people roates, that choice mat not threaten the irwld tiie dfc- aater of war. "The of aoch a eaHMX be eonirced. It retama a, flood-tide el faial to .cMUMCKa ptaMttbl alone but in trw wtiflle and Aafe and Africa and ot the teas." declared that untU 1 Uou fire the Doited 0fe ihloc more than nun that thej deafee are actually ecnotr} arm "to aeet aocceia any appttcatku at afmiiut ua." Without mentiraihn directly recent war orisSa which kd to settlement ot Munich, the proUst declamtd: -tt b iirialin a iiiMhllj eter tfcat fear hn the Them W law to ky a eaactKkattn ef feree. cam kc M if tbMl fetor M MiV. erale fcirtiamal the ttreat tl Without ffleatlocinc adopted atatatt Jem Irjr Oemaor and Hair, he Mia: STXAKS "Trutt can be no peace U Uonal policy adopU as a butnunent the dispersion aQ orer the world of millioua o! Ivfpleaa and persecuted vandenra with no place to lay their heads.- And on the subject of liberty at thought and expraulon, he aid: There can be no peace IT humoia men and ..-omen are not free la think their own thauchij, to eipnes their own I eellngs. to wcnblp God." Deplortnf amumenti competi- tion which -heighten the smptdona and fears and threaten the eco- nomic prosperity o! every nation. he called for the adaption of a "jcod neighbor" policy under which needed political chantes "ihaQ pnacefully." "That mcaru due for the sanctity of treaties.- he said, -ft meant deliberate avoidance of pol- icies which arousr fear and Os- treu. H meant the self-restraint to refuse strident ambitions which are jure to breed Insecurity and intol- erance and thereby weaken the prospect of that economic and mo- ral recovery worM so adly See Tl. S. Col 4 Negro Accepting Drink Of Stolen Liquor Pleads Not Guilty As Party To Ihe Theft CHICAGO. Oct. Madcap Merry Fahmey decided today to flgh! :'or ol her marriage to husband No. 4 despite a court of her divorce from mate r-.o. 3, The blonde was placed on a marital merry-go-round when the appellate court voided a cir- cuit court decree of last Feb- ruary which hnd severed the le- gal ties that bound her to Baron Arturo Berlingfcrl of Italy. The ruling raised this 'suw- tton: Is she sill! (he baroness nr the wife of her current spouse, Count Oleg Casslni ot Her attorney Frank Cant- well, came up with this answer: "I talked lo Merry over tne telephone, shell continue to live with her husband. She's coming here this week. I am liling a motion for a rehearing and. If necessary will carry the case to the state supreme court. Pending a flnjl decision her rr.arriasc to the count is j'.ill good. She Is nol guilty of bi- gamy." The appellate court Indulged In "plain about "di- vorce mills" in general snd the suit in par- ticular. "The obtaining and granting of divorces almost become Industry." the opinion set forth. "It is time lhat those charged with upholding the law- clean these -Augean "fly End -HF.XKO, AKIZO.M IKtte Campbell's dancers will stage t, revue ol their own. Starring in the; trial in Justice Peace Thco Aih's court. act will be Nancy Ruth Wednesday two negroes were Dorothy Jean Botkin and Uura! before the justice on Jean Fisher. Mrs. Dub Woaten will' charges of stealing liquor from in accompany the dancers and present I several song selections. i store, them read ill- pleaded Hugh FeJIows. speech department i 'heft of worth, was head at AtcMurry college, will do a J13 costo, jj i quick change series o! linpersona- and immediately went about get- i Included In the number will' iln? tlle money to pay off. Hlrhr. Aiy H4 I lonr't 1-1 rl IV.IPnlav iMt be Matheis. a character from Henry Trving's "The Brlls.'1 and Shske- Set REVt E, Pf. J, t The other, who was chsrgtd with belnt; n pany to the theft since he had accepted a drink of the sto'.tn liquor, pleaded not guilty. I the j liquor from drug store a. long time and piling aroiir.d the bottle to each other, so wnen he or- fers me a drirJt. ah )W. took it." The r.egro who pleaded guilty said he did not suppose the second colored man knew the drink wai stolen. boys U always ilkker for each oUW Insisted the negro charged u pajtr- "Sbucu. why should Ah hh-.i when he got I when he me a ftxea ixmd it KM and trial be liter. ;