Abilene Reporter News, October 28, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 28, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas • • % • • ••®fje Abilene Reporter■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,"-Bvron VOL. LYM I, NO. 150. (WM PKH (CP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES AmnIiM PRM (ftp) PRICE FIVE CENTS ARRESTING HUNDREDS— ZOO BEAR INJURES GIRL ART STUDENT Nazis Round up Polish Jews for Eviction WARSAW, Poland, Oct 28.— (UP)—Germany has af reed to cancel Its deportation order which would have dumped thousands of Polish Jews across the border into Poland, the foreign office said today. The foreign office said Germany’s decision was taken after nego tiations between Germany and Polnad. BERUN, Oct. 28.—(UP)—Police rounded up Polish Jews in Berlin and elsewhere in the Reich today for immediate eviction across the border into Poland. Midnight was the deadline for the enforced exodus. The number of Jews affected was not determined immediately, but apparently it was many thousands. It was estimated several hundred had been arrested during the nignt and taken to the Alexander barracks, near police headquarters in the Alexanderplatz. Hundreds of others who were not arrested were ordered during the night to report to the foreigners bureau this morning. They were given visas and told to be over the border by midnight. Informed sources estimated that 2,000 or more Poles were affected in Berlin, while throughout the Reich the figure was much greater, particularly in view of the inclusion of Austria in the Reich. Many foreign Jews had been arrested in Vienna since last night, including Polish, Czechoslovak and Hungarian citizens, many of them See EVICTION, Pf. 13. Col. 7 AIMING AT ISLAND- Tokyo Voices Threat to French Japs Demand Flow of Arms To Chiang Halt CUB REPORTER CAPTURES BANDIT, FAILS TO TELL HIS EDITOR NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 28.—(UP)—Cub Reporter Janies Aldide was trying to square himself today with a dazed city editor still unwilling to believe that what heretofore has occurred only in journalistic myth had actually occurred on his newspaper. Aldide carne upon three men holding up a messenger boy in an alley. With lists flying he waded in, captured one, forced the others to flee. Dragging his captive to a telephone he called police and they caught the other two. It turned out to be a gang which has been robbing messengers for weeks, Aldige was the hero of the day but he neglected to telephone his city editor who, after being scooped, finally got the story for page one from his police reporter. “I didn't think it was a story,” Aldige said. SUITCASES SEIZED- Jurist Raided by Customs Agents Judge Blames STRAY DOG CLIMBS LADDER OF TRICKS TO FAME Tales by Maid Smuggling Charge Names Visitor to Justice's Home NEW YORK. Oct. 28— (UP) —Justice Edgar L. Lauer of the state supreme court said today the raid on his home by eight United States customs officers hunting for goods was the result of “an exaggerated and distorted story told by a discharged German maid.” The maid was angry, he said, because Mrs. Lauer expressed a dislike for Adolf Hitler. ONE ARRESTED The agents ended a six-hour search of the Lauers’ Park avenue apartment last night and carried away four suitcases, refusing to say what was in them. They arrested Albert N. Chaperau, who was alleged to have visited the Lauers apartment October 8. the day after he returned to this country on the He de France, and charged him with having taken nine pieces of luggage past customs officers without inspection by improperly claiming that he was the representative of the consul general of Nicaragua. Justice Lauer, who last October paid customs authorities $10,400 to settle claims against him and his wife for failure to declare articles brought into this country, said: “The maid apparently wishes revenge for her discharge and undoubtedly the trouble will be cleared up when the true facts are known. Joseph L. Delaney, assistant U. S. attorney, who directed the search of the apartment, had an affidavit from Rosa Weber, who said she had been employed as a maid by Justice and Mrs. Lauer. She swore that the Lauers went abroad in June, returned in September on the French liner Normandie with five trunks, the contents of which were put in a steel safe in a clothes closet of the apartment. Mrs. Lauer said that trouble probably was the result of a dinner party she gave last week, which was attended by some Frenchmen and Russians who criticized Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain and Hitler in the presence of one of the maids. Lucy Williams, maid for another family in the apartment building, said that a German maid employed by the Lauers had told her she was going to inform federal agents on Mrs. Lauer because she had criticized Hitler. CENTRAL CITY, la—Yes, thats a dog up there, and he's actually doing a tight wire act. He's Pedro, taken over from a dog-catcher and given an ‘ education” by the city school custodian here. Romping one day. Pedro leaped on top of the riding horse owned by the custodian, William A. Stone. So Stone trained both dog and horse. The dog. of chow and collie lineage, now walks 20-foot wires, rolls a barrel on a teeter-board, climbs ladders, and rides horseback. The horse, a six-year-old mare, does the usual prances to music, and other tricks. Stone's one-man circus, famous all over town, sometimes performs in the school auditorium. HORRIFYING TO FDR SEC Reports on Whitney Agency to Air Reform Aims BENEFIT PRODUCTION POURS $306 INTO MILK FUND TILL Boosters Add Profits to $325 Already Token from Milk Bottles Put in Stores Truant Girls' Trek Halted in Snyder SNYDER. Oct.    28—(Sp!) — Thoughts of carefree days on the open road ended here yesterday for a couple cf Memphis school girls who had left their homes earlier this week to see the w’orld. City Marshal Simon Best discover the two girls, one 12, the other 14, near the courthouse square. Anxious parents, who had motored all the way from the Hall county seat, were here when the girls were found. The truant girls, wiser but sadder, jwcre returned to Memphis in cus*, tody of the parents. An incomplete check concluded shortly before noon today by Newell Thompson, chairman of the milk fund committee showed receipts of $306.15 from last nights Boosters club benefit show. Ticket sales accounted for $254 25 and candy sales netted the fund $51.90. In addition, the club has realized about $325 from "milk bottle' collections. Failure of several high school student ticket sellers to report their sales last night made it impossible to get an accurate check on ticket sale receipts today. MYSTERY ACT RIOT As announced by the Boosters, every penny taken in for the show will go to the P-TA milk fund. All expenses of staging the show were borne by sponsors. A large crowd greeted last night’s fast moving performance at Fair Park auditorium. Dr. Clinton E. Adams, as master of ceremonies, sent the series of local talent acts of music, comedy, dramatic skits and vaudeville through in grand style. Opening number was a dance ensemble from the Buddy Martin school, including a group of chorus and solo numbers. A trio of high school girls, Geraldine Shaw, Dorothy Jean Shaw and Rosalie Grimes, continued the program with several song selections. The mystery number of the show, a take off on the Business and Professional Women’s club by 13 Boosters, created a riot of laughter. Following the B&PW act, souvenirs were distributed in the audience in a typical old-time Vaudeville manner. After this lapse In entertainment, three local misses, Nancy Ruth Wooten. Dorothy Jean Botkin and Laura Jean Fisher, gave a series of solo dance specialties. They are students of Polly Campbell. Mrs. Dub Wooten was presented in a medley of numbers in music and song. Her little son, John Wesley, sang, ‘’Home On the Range.” Three character impersonations were offered by Hugh Price Fellows, head of the speech department of McMurry college. His impersonations were greeted by hearty applause. Finale of the program was a tumbling and teeter board act by three Hardin-Simmons university athletes. Officials of the Boosters club today asked the Reporter-News to express their sincere appreciation to entertainers, business men and all others who in any way helped make possible the milk fund benefit show’. Farmer Loses Fight Over Salute to Flag GALVESTON, Oct. 28.—(UP)-L. D. Shinn, Brazoria farmer, had lost a 22-month fight today against the right of school officials to suspend his children from classes for refusing to salute the United States j flag. The state court of civil appeals dismissed Shinn’s appeal from a decision by District Judge M. S. Munson of Angleton, who sustained the school authorities in suspending the farmer* two small children.    ® WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.— (UP)—President Roosevelt today described as rather horrifying the practices disclosed in the Securities and Exchange commission’s report on the Richard Whitney failure. Roosevelt said he understood that the SEC and New York stock exchange officials will take steps to prevent such practices in the future. Roosevelt indicated that the SEC's contemplated reforms will be made public shortly. The SEC ' id the groundwork" for new Wall street reforms last night when it revealed the first portion of its findings in the investigation into the Whitney brokerage failure.' Within a few days, an SEC off!-1 cial said, the commission will make public recommendations based on the circumstances which preceded the collapse of Whitney's brokerage I firm. Whitney pleaded guilty to grand larceny last March and now is serving an indeterminate term of from | five to IO years in Sing Sing pris- j on. The fjrst portion of the report of the SEC’s investigation was devoted particularly to disclosure of Richard Whitney's success in obtaining loans of $25,222,500 in the four months prior to the failure, although his firm had been insolvent the last three and a half years of existence. The commission hinted disapproval of the failure of certain stock exchange members, who were aware of Whitney’s wrong-doing, to report their knowledge^* to the proper authorities. Nippon Newspaper Claims American Protest 'Unsuitable' TOKYO, Oct. 28.—(AP)— A foreign office statement today said Premier Prince Ko-noye had warned France that Japan “might be compelled to take measures'’ if the French continue to supply China with arms. It was believed this meant possible Japanese occupation of Hainan island, just off the South China coast, one of the points of the French sphere of Influence and a strategic dagger aimed at the heart of the vast French oriental possessions. POINT TO INDO-CHINA Yotaro Sugimura, Japanese ambassador to Paris, protested in Paris and, the statement today said. Premier Konoye told French Ambassador Charles Arsene Henry that Japan was ‘ gravely concerned with a possible development in the situation.” The foreign office statement on Franco-Japanese relations said Premier Konoye had reminded Ambassador Henry that France some months ago had proposed voluntarily to halt the flow’ of munitions through Indo-China. “Reliable information shows,” the statement continued, ‘that the moat important route left for transportation of arms to Chiang (China's Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek) is through French Indo-China, and China now is reported active there. "Our government are therefore gravely concerned with the passible development of the situation.” PARIS, Oct. 28.—(AP),—A Japanese protest to France against alleged shipments of arms to China through French Indo-China today brought a reiterated denial that such a traffic existed. Open Door Policy Branded Passe TOKYO. Oct. 28.-h>Pi—The newspaper Asahi said today that the Japanese government considered “unsuitable" American insistence on a continued open door to trade in China. A new situation existed ii. the Far East because of Japanese advances in China, said the large independent-liberal newspaper. A 3.000-word protest against "unwarranted interference” with American rights in China, made public ir. Washington yesterday, was not published here but Asahi, nevertheless. dealt with the subject of the open door policy generally. The statement by Asahi, said in informed quarters to be an official view, set forth: “Japan will no doubt fully respect the powers’ rights and interests in China But, in the light of the fact that the new situation, resulting from the fall of the Chiang regime (Generalissimo of the China government) and the birth of a new Chinese regime, had modified the nine-power pact system, the American government's insistence of an open door and equal opportunity in China on the basis of the former status in the Far East is unsuitable in the present situation.” Julia Zemnick, (inset), 21, art student, tumbled into a bear pit a. a Cleveland zoo while sketching. The 600-pound bear (shown at left) scratched and clawed her 20 minutes until keepers beat off the animal with poles like the one shown on the floor of the pit. Doctors said the girl would recover. (Associated Press Photos). Hungary Takes Czechs’ Offer Although Reservations Made, Peaceful Settlement of Territorial Issue Seen BERLIN, Oct. 28.—(AP)—Germany and Czechoslovakia, It was disclosed today, have signed an agreement whereby Germany is granted a “railway corridor” across Czechoslovakia from Silesia to Austria without passport or customs control. This will shorten the railway distance between Northeastern Germany and Southeastern Germany—which ahu est enclose dwindling Czechoslovakia—by 38$ miles. BUDAPEST, Oct. 28.—<JP)—Hungary and Czechoslovakia appeared today to be on the way to a peaceful settlement of their long-standing and often-threatening territorial dispute. The Budapest government in a new note last night accepted the Czechoslovak offer to cede to Hungary about 3.860 square miles of land with predominantly Hungarian population. Hungary also agreed that military experts should meet Immediately to organize Czech evacuation and Hungarian occupation of the area and that a German-Italian arbitration commission should deal with eight disputed districts.    ---------- Czechoslovakia had demanded Hungary to occupy the undisputed that the mediators settle the en- regions as soon as the arbitration tire dispute and fix a time for the committee was formed, occupation of the whole area de- | Hungary also adhered to the origi- PRAGUE, Oct. 28.— (AP)—Czechoslovakia came today to her 20th birthday with little spirit or time for celebration. Her efforts to cut her political and industrial life to the pattern of her new, diminished size continued without pause. manded by Hungary.    nal demand that plebiscites be con- Diplomatic circles believed, how- ducted in autonomous Slovakia and ever, that this would be no major Ruthenia, but it was understood the obstacle because German and Itali- ; government felt the request neces-an mediators were likely to permit I sary to satisfy Hungarians. 2,200 Strike MONTERREY, M-xico, Oct. 28 -(iPi—Twenty-tvo hundred workers of the American Smelting and Refining company went on strike Thursday and appealed to the federal board of conciliation at Mexico City to adjudicate demands for increased wage? and other benefits. Ballinger Store Keeper Killed BALLINGER. Oct. 28—(SpD — A. W. Hill. 61, operator of a general store in the Blanton community near here, was killed accidentally about 5 o’clock this morning when he stumbled in the dark and a pistol he was holding discharged into his head. Hill had risen to investigate noises about his chicken pens. He took a flashlight and the pistol and was returning from the coops when he was shot. He was a large man and had suffered some trouble with his legs for several years. Hill had operated the Blanton store about IO years aud had a store in Ballinger a year prior to that. He had lived in and around here 12 years. Prior to that he had been a rancher, a Tex,is ranger and a government river guard. He was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Jennings funeral home here. Burial will be in a San Angelo cemetery beside the grave of his father, who died in 1924. Survivors are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Hill; a brother, Roy Hill, Runnels county attorney; and a sister, Mrs. C. W. Stevens of Salado. O'Daniel Still For Pensions Utilities Firms Ready to Spend $2,000,000,000 Dozen Join Hands With Government In Defense Aims WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — (AP)—A dozen big utility companies, joining hands with the federal government in its national defense program, disclosed today they would spend $2,000,000,000 in the next two years to expand the output of electric power. This amount, said Floyd L. Carlisle of the Consolidated Edison company of New York, virtually would double present such expenditures. TO PROTECT VITAL SPOTS As the first step, the utilities announced "definite commitments’* for enough factory orders to supply generating equipment capable of producing 1,000,000 kilowatts. The commitments were given as a part of the administration's efforts to strengthen power facilities of the nation's strategic war material manufacturing centers. Announcement of the program came from a session of the national defense power committee headed by Louis Johnson, assistant secretary of war, which has been making a survey of power need! since early this year. Carlisle, acting as spokesman for the group of utilities executives which met with the power committee, said "substantial” government financing was Involved, but would not be In the form of grants. The government, he said, would “do nothing more than lend money or buy securities, in the same manner as a bank.” DEMAND ADEQUATE The utilities executives said the new equipment for 1.000,000 kilowatts of generating capacity represented about one and one third million horsepower, equivalent to the total power produced by any two or three Middle western or Southeastern cities. New York City’s gen-enfking capacity, they estimated, is about 2,900,000 horsepower. The areas directly affected by the projected construction are in part those hi which the production of munitions and other war materials would be in great demand in event of hostilities, a war department announcement said. Carlisle said the new facilities would be operated by th* companies aa though built solely for normal peacetime needs. He expressed confidence demand was sufficient to use additional output. From 1920 to 1930, Carlisle said, the annual capital investments of the utilities increased from about $1,000,000,000. In the last two ypars such expenditures have been around $500,000,000 a year. "The industry sees a return to the old rate of increases,” Carlisle said. SAN ANTONIO. Oct. 28 The Texas Mid-Continent Oil and J Gas association, warned yesterday by Govemor-Nominate W. Lee O'Daniel the Industry may have to pay a heavy portion of his old age pensions, today looked forward to a speech by Dr. Gus W. Dyer of Nashville, Tenn, economist. Dr Dyer was to speak after Harry Wiess of Houston and J. C. Hunter of Abilene, presented a distinguished service award to independent and major company oil men for work during the past year. O Daniel pledged himself to try to reduce the cost of government but added the pension money had to come from “those who have it, and I, for one, am going to let the chips fall where they may.” His statement came but a few minutes after Harold G. Neeley, chairman of the association's tax committee, had reported the industry was carrying the burden of state taxes. “Neeley's speech tore my heart to pieces,” O'Daniel said “and I wish I could say to the oil industry that it will not have to pay this tax. One thing is certain, we do not want to burden oil or agriculture or any industry with it, but wherever the money comes from is up to the legislature.” O’Daniel said his threat to reduce the cost of government meant that See OIL MEN, Pg. 13, Col. 7 Uptrend Foreseen NEW YORK. Oct. 28— (UP) — Alfred P. Sloan Jr., chairman of General Motors corporation, told stockholders in his quarterly report today that current indications pointed to "an upward trend” in the company's business. Two Held in Slaying CLEBURNE, Oct. 28.—(UP)—Sam and A. C. Jarrell, brothers charged in th* feud slaying of W. R. Robertson at Venus Wednesday, were held here today after waiving preliminary hearing. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly    cloudy and cooler tonight and Saturday. West Texas:    Partly cloudy, cooler In north portion tonight; Saturday generally fair. cooler except in extreme west portion. East Texas: Partly cloudy, warmer in southeast and extreme east portions cooler in northwest portion tonight: Saturday partly cloudy, cooler in north portion. Highest temperature yesterday ....88 Lowest temperature this morning ..58 TEMPERATURES Thura. pm Frl. a rn. ss 1      87 2      88    63 3      SS    61 4      86    60 5      78    SS 6      75    SS 7      72    St 8      69    62 9      66    68 10      65    75 11      65    79 12      65    82 COO! FP    Sunrise .......6:53 CUULtR    Sunset ........5:53 7    p rn. 7 a rn 12:39 p m. Dry    thermometer    77    59    83 Wet    thermometer    58    54    62 Relative humidity    29    71    SO While State Delays Action— CHILD BRIDE MOVES INTO BACKWOODS HOME WITH HUSKY MINER PAINTSVILLE, Ky., Oct. 28.—| (UP)—Rosie Columbus, 10-year-old bride, and her husband, Fleming Tackett, 34, a coal miner, moved into a two-room log cabin in the j back-hills today with her parents, two brothers, a sister and “some In-laws.”    i ® She is * flftxen-haired, slender mountain girl, described by neighbors as “just a baby." Tackett is tall and husky. The Rev. W. G. Ratliff, a blacksmith, married them Monday night. Coal - blackened miners and the bride's family were witnesses. The bride’s mother, Mrs. Grace Columbus, obtained the license for the marriage last week from A. B. Meade Floyd county clerk. “She told me her daughter was 14,” he said. “That’s all I know about it. Kentucky law provides that the bride shall be no less than 14.” However. Dr. L. B. Sheppard, health officer of Johnson county, where the child was born, said his records showed she is IO. "Her birth record says she was bom February 12, 1928,” he said. "We are checking it with state department records at Louisville beta* taking action.” ;

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