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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS’ OWN    | NEWSPAPERtlTfjc abilene Reporter_“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I UH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-ByronVOL. LVI11, NO. 151. c— ,vr, ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1938—EIGHT PAGES. Associated Press (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTSCity Dads Decree Curfew Shall not Ring Tonight for Parked Autos The curfew shall not ring tonight. There shall be no death for travelers’ good will for Abilene. Th^re shall be no sorrowing among hotel managers. There shall be no cause for grief in all-night cafes. There shall be no inconvenience imposed on night-shift employes downtown. There shall be no limit on the hours a youthful swain may leave his car parked on the pavement in front of his girl’s house (unless pop kicks him out.) For the curfew shall not ring i tonight. Instead, by one of fate's queer twists, it Ss curfew time for the city ordinance that once sent automobiles scampering to cover on Abilene streets after midnight. Not even with shorter hours will the ordinance be revived. For what was once a law, isn't a law, just by being what it is. The old ordinance, legally, has beeh dead since it was passed, for it never car ried a penalty for violation. So discovered city officials as they delved deeper into the “curfew’’ question yesterday. Commissioner Morris had proposed a week earlier that the ordinance be revived. hours changed from 12 to 4:30 a. rn. to 2 to 4 a. rn. so .'ie streets might be made cleaner. Then.he did some studying of the night-time problems of the car-parker, and came back yesterday with a motion to table “for further study" the proposal. From the gleam in his eye, the “for further study’’ meant forever as far as he was concerned. Mayor Will Hair and Chief of Police T. A. Hackney applauded, the chief so pleased that he gave a word picture of what enforcement meant a number of years ago. He was on the night shift of the police department then. “There's never been anything like the grief we came to trying to enforce that 'curfew' ordinance,” he said. “It applied to all the paved streets in town. “We had to drag the cars in and store them, and then there were the kicks next morning from folks from everywhere who had stopped in Abilene for the night. “We didn’t know whether a car left in front of a cafe was a customer’s or not, and we hated to make a man leave his supper to move his car. “An old woman would get mad at her neighbor across the street. She's a trouble-maker anyway, so when she secs a boy’s car parked there sort o’ late several nights, she starts railing the police station and demanding that the car be hauled off the street. “If we take the car off, the boy visiting his girl has no way to get home and both of them are mad. If we don’t enforce the law, old Mrs. Busy-body Is mad. —And there it went,” Hackney added: “There’s no way to make the ordinance stick unless you drag the cars off the streets to storage—the street department can’t sweep these streets any better with tags on the parked cars than when the cars aren't tagged." It had been proposed that with the shorte. perioc of “no parking’’ for automobiles at night, that only tickets be left for violators. Instead, the ordinance is ruled legally dead, 11 was a great jaw in its day. I Even the famous Will Rogers, on his I first Abilene visit, found it unusual. His remarks were something like i this: “This Abilene is a funny town,” he observed to the accompaniment of chewing gum and rope twirling. “They got a curfew law for cars. Yep, the boys and girls can stay out all right if they want to, but you. car—it’s got to be in the garage in bed by midnight." EATS HER CHICKEN, WEARS IT, TOO By the AP Feature Service ST LOUIS—Elsie Bauer is a farm girl who eats her chicken and wear it, too. She has designed and made an evening wrap, a hat, a muff and a purse of white leghorn feathers Feathers from more than 50 birds went into the wrap. There are more than 2.225 feathers in the muff. “It seemed a shame to throw all those pretty feathers away." says Miss Bauer. “I sewed a few together on cloth. I made two or three pieces Then I sewed them together. That gave me the idea for the wrap. "The feathers are sewed on like shingles on a roof. But shingling a house would be a snap compared with shingling a wrap." SHE WONT BE 'SILENCED' Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, despite a broken hip which sent her to a hospital, insisted on making a scheduled Republican campaign broadcast from her bed in Albuquerque, N. M. Power Program To Aid Business Spending Expected to Increase Jobs, Speed up Heavy Industry Production WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.— (UP) — Administration and utility officials saw in the $2,000,000,000 private utility expansion program a powerful stimulus to economic recovery. The program, cesigned to insure ample power resources in event of war, was announced after weeks of discussion Detweei heads of leading public utilities and President Roosevelt’s national defense power committee. Under the private “pump-priming’’ plan, the $2,000,000,000 will be spent over a two-year period— almost three times the annual rate of expenditure by the power systems in the las* two years. The plan calls for immediate expenditure of $350,000,000 for equipment and construction. The program was expected to: 1. Increase employment, reduce relief rolls and thus improve the federal budgetary picture. 2. Accelerate production in the heavy industries, regarded as vitally necessary to the maintenance of recovery, <$    rn 3. Reopen capital markets and put to work a large portion of the tremendous hoard of idle funds In bank vaults. 4. Stimulate industry in many sections off the country where power resources now are barely adequate. Although a distinctly friendly atmosphere prevailed, the capital wondered W'hether an era of cooperation between government and the industry was beginning or whether it was only a temporary truce. C. E. Goesbeck. head of the Electric Bond dc Share system, which until recently bitterly contested New Deal utility reforms, said the program demonstrates what can be accomplished when government and business "sit around the table in a cooperative spirit ” His company recently complied voluntarily to registration requirements of the utility holding company act. However, other utility men who attended the conferences avoided all questions relating to prospects for a more permanent peace.NEGOTIATING WITH NAZIS— Poland Forced to Admit Jewish Horde Scared Speechless— PSYCHIATRIST FINDS ALBANY BANK ROB BER FEIGNING INSANITY TO ESCAPE TRIAL SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29.—{*»)— An Alcatraz felon, James C. Lucas, reportedly speechless from fear, was ordered on trial Monday for the murder of a prison guard In a vain escape attempt. Lucas, 26, Albany, Texas bank robber, appeared in federal court yesterday when Dr. Joseph Catton, San Francisco psychiatrist, made an official report on Lucas’ mental condition. Doctor Catton said Lucas was “scared speechless but Is not insane.” Lawyers appointed by the court to represent Lucas and Rufus Franklin, 24, a co-defendant, had sought a postponement on the ground that Lucas was insane. The attorneys sad they could not prepare their cast because Lucas would not speak to them. While Lucas, ptrsipring and mute, sat in court with bowed head. Doctor Catton said: “He is In the condition of a woman with hysteria. "His condition has been and is in line with flight from Justice, escape from an intolerant situation and indicative of consciousness of guilt, x x x He has the mental capacity to knew that lf he shows signs of being insane he will not bt executed.” The court, fixing Monday for trial, commented that It thought Lucas "sane enough to go to trial.” Lucas, Franklin and Thomas Limerick killed a guard, Royal C. Cline, In an attempted break la' May 23. Another guard shot Limerick to death. Franklin was wounded. Lucas hid from the rain of shots and surrendered. WIRING PROTEST Dempsey Threa tens to Quit Dies Committee Probe Leader To Broadcast New Mexico Solon Protests at 'Wild' Stories Printed SILVER CITY, N. M., Oct. 29.— (AP)—A heated attack on methods of the congressional committee investigating nn-American activities came today from Rep. J. J. Dempsey (D-NM), a member who threatened to resign from the group if “wild” statements about outstanding citizens continued to receive publicity. Dempsey, campaigning for reelection, came here today from Lordsburg, where last night he made public a long telegram of protest to Chairman Dies cD-Tex) of the committee. Dempsey, who with Rep. A D. Healy of Massachusetts Thursday asked and was refused a committee reaess until after the elections, assailed what he termed "wild and irrational statements’’ being made about prominent and respected persons in testimony before the committee. "If this method is to be followed.” his telegram to Dies said, "It can only result in undoing what good the committee has accomplished and finally must result in total repudiation of these investigations. "If we are to expect such a continuation I have no other alternative than to ask the speaker of the house to accept my resignation as a member of the committee and to insist that my name be used no further in connection with the committee’s activities.” Texan to Recount 'Whole Sorry Tale' WASHINGTON. Oct. 29— (UP) — Chairman Dies threatened with the resignation of one democratic member of the house committee Investigating un-American activities, planned today to present his case to the public in a radio address Monday. He promised to tell them the "whole sorry story” of the administration's alleged refusal to help the investigation, which this week drew- a sharp rebuke from President Roosevelt. With the committee recessed over the weekend, the controversy over its activities reached a climax early today when Rep. John J. Dempsey, wired Dies that he would resign if the committee continues Policy of "political assassination.” Dies did not immediately reply. Pig, Donkey, Goat Presented Artists NEW YORK, Oct. 29.—(ZF)—A pig, a donkey and a goat were awarded three of the nations best known artsts and illustrators last night after a strenuous election held by IOO pretty models. The girls decided to let their bosses know how they stood so they elected Peter Amo the best dressed and presented him with the donkey. Bradshaw Crandall, named the most beautiful, won the goat, and Arthur William Brown, chosen most popular, received the pig. Doctors Talk Tuberculosis Study of tuberculosis held the spotlight today as physicians from this area gathered in Abilene for the twelfth annual meeting of the Mid-West Medical society. Dr. M. V. Ramsey, president, was in charge of the session, at the Hotel Wooten. Dean of the physicians here is Dr. T. B. McKnignt, superintendent and medical director of the state sanatorium at Carlsbad for a quarter of a century. The main problem today in the fight against tuberculosis, he said, is in reaching sufferers in colored and under-privileged sections. Otherwise, the disease is well under control in West Texas—thanks to educational programs and climatic conditions. Practically every Abilene physician had registered at IO o’clock this morning and those from out-of-town were coming in rapidly. After the day's program, members of the organization will be guests of Gib Sandefer tonight for the Har-din-Simmons-East Texas Teachers football game at Parramore field. On the program today were the following doctors:    F. E. Hudson. Earl D. Sellers. McKnight, David McCullough. John Chapman, M. L. Stephenson Jr., H. M. Anderson. H. R. Hoskins, R. S. Norris, C B. Carter. Seven of the speakers are of tile sanatorium staff. Officers for next year were to be named and next meeting place selected at an afternoon session. East Texans Throng City Noisy Delegation Backs ETSC Club In Tilt with H-SU Hardin-Simmons university today is entertaining a vociferous visiting delegation from East Texas State college, at Commerce, here for tonight’s football game at the H-SU stadium. The East Texans are undefeated and untied in the gridiron warfare of the fall season, and supporters of the team are backing the Lions to complete the season without a loss- TEAM ARRIVES Recognized as perhaps the highest hurdle is tonight's clash with the Cowboys, and fans and student in numbers are here with the visiting football team today. Heading the studen* delegation are Oliver Barber, editor of the East Texan, campus newspaper; Loren Cato, yearbook editor; Paul | Connor, student bodv president, and a collegiate contingent increasing in numbers with the arrival of mo-i tor canr and chartered bass*',. Ji.hr Hart, editor of th* om-men e Journal w as an eat Iv arr’v-I a! He cst1 ma ted that from 30 to 40 cats w^uld bring fans Co:, ch Bch R«rr\ and the tea,:-....... -tug o/ernight ai Mineral Wells, arrived t i!' mo l ing. /sot ch re 1926 has Ea^t Texas engaged • -.e H-SU Cowo-i/s here Tile Ranchers won that .anc, 30 to 2 BOTH 'LITTLE GIANTS' Last year Hardin-Simmons won a close 15 to 12 decision. The visitors arrive convinced tonights verdict will even the score Dr. S. H Whitley. ETSC president since 1924. was not expected to attend the scheduled football meeting, but sent greetmgs in advance to Dr. J. D. Sandefer, H-SU president. Tonight's game, a clash between "little giants." has received billing this week as one of the banner attractions on Texas gridirons outside the Southwest conference. Only home game of the week in Abilene, the turnout was expected to be one of the better crowds for West Texas this weekend. BRIDE, IO, TO GET NEW HOME »    -JI    a    •*" _ Rosie Columbus. IO, who lived in a cave last winter, soon will live with her husband, Fleming Tackett, 34, a widower, in a mountain cabin under construction at prestonburg. Ky. The couple is shown above. Archaelogists Hold State Session Here Order Disarming PRAGUE. Oct. 29.—(ZP)—Tlte Slovak government today ordered the disarming of all semi-military organizations in the autonomous state of Slovakia except the officially constituted "iron guard” of the Hllnka peoples party. Spaniards Quiet HENDA YE, France — (At the Spanish Frontier)—Oct. 29.—(JP)— Reports from insurgent and government military headquarters said all fronts In the Spanish civil war were quiet today. After a morning session that climaxed with inspection of the museum at the West Texas chamber of commerce, members of the Texas Archaeological and Paleontological association were attending a business session luncheon today and making ready for a busy afternoon program. The annual meeting of the association was being held in the red and gold roonis of the Hilton hotel. Dr. Cyrus N. ’ Ray of Abilene is president. The morning program speakers were to be Prof. Charles Kelly of Alpine, Dr. C. H. Webb of Shreveport, La., and Walter Davenport of San Antonio. Col. M. L. Crimmins of San Antonio, Dr. J. C. Anderson, and Dr. W. C. Holden of Lubbock. All were presenting formal papers Scientists Told Of Rotating Wing Craft Development PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 29.— Pl— The painstaking laboratory work behind the development of a flying machine which can slow to the pace ; of a trotting horse was described today before the worlds first rotat-I ing wing aircraft conference by ; Prof. Montgomery Knight, of the Georgia School of Technology. He spoke on the helicopter, which has been so per tee ted in Germany that it has attained a speed of IOO miles an hour and yet can hover motionless. Experiments in the Atlanta school's laboratories, he said, have shown that a helicopter—described by other speaker* as the probable answer to safe, casual riight for the average man—compares favorably with the convention airplane in performance. U.S. and Canada Probe Plane Plot State Department Blames Neutrality Law Violation on Use of Forged Documents WASHINGTON, Oct. 29Federal agents and the Canadian government are investigating the illegal shipping of about 40 American airplanes to Loyalist Spain. The State department disclosed last night that the shipments had been made despite the neutrality law which forbids sending war materials to Spain. It said this was accomplished by use of what it now appeared were forged documents.    .-______-- The aircraft were among 50 Grumman planes whim were ordered from a Canadian company by a Paris agent of the Spanish government, the department said, explaining that the agent presented with the order documents to show Turkey was the destination of the shipments. Railway Report To FDR Today WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.—(^p)— President Roosevelt's fact-finding Export licenses for the planes board put into final form for de-were revoked when the department livery to ..ie White House today its learned ,h,er .rue de,,U,anon .a, | Spain, but most or the order had a 15 per cent wage reduction, already been sent. The planes were Roosevelt arranged to receive the sent from the United States to P,?,rt»atJ1:3° oclock (Abilene time). .    ,    ,    ,    White House aides said it w’ould be in una5J*mbled form. made public as soon as feasible aft-Canadian law requires a license er the president had studied it, to ship certain war materials and probably in the afternoon. None of the board members equipment from Canada The State department also disclosed that attempts had been made to obtain export licenses for 22 Belianca planes on the representation that they were destined would give any hint as to what conclusions they had reached in their effort to avert the strike voted by nearly 1,000.000 rail workers in prof est against, the wage cut. Neither side need accept the for Greece, but that licenses had board’s finding, although workers not been issued because the Greek must refrain from striking and the government informed the depart- management from cutting wages ment the ships were not intended for 30 days after publication of for use there.    j    the board’s conclusions. Trains Bearing Thousands Roll Toward Border Despairing Young And Old Huddle With Possessions LONDON, Oct 29.—(UP) — The newspaper Daily Mirror alleged today that Germany’s roundup of Polish Jews was the result of the discovery by the German secret police, the Gestapo, of a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and his chief lieutenants. The newspaper reported, without crediting any source, that the alleged plot was conceived by Polish anarchists who formerly lived in the Sudeten-land area and entered Germany, each sworn to kill Hitler or die. It was asserted that when Hitler visited the grave of his niece in Austria a few days ago, a bomb was discovered In the cemetery. WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 29. — (UP) —Poland probably must accept and absorb thousands of Jews from Germany, foreign office circles admitted today. Negotiations to persuade Berlin to rescind its maas deportation order against Polish Jews living in Germany made no progress. Germany, it was declared, was obdurate on the point that Poland’s new citizenship law requiring Polish Jews aboard to have their passports validated) by tomorrow means those who refuse to do so will lose their citizenship and become a permanent burden on Germany. many at frontier ll was estimated that 9,000 Jews are waiting at the border. Most of the refugees, according to information In Warsaw, are already In Polish territory or in the so-called no mans land between the stations on the German and Polish sides of the frontier. The refugees, men, women and children, were huddled hopelessly on station platforms or in standing trains, some still in German territory. They had few possessions and little food They ranged in age from babies to bearded octogenarians and be-shawled grandmothers. Some squatted by the railroad tracks, without shelter, bemoaning their fate and not knowing what is in store for them. By RICHARD C. HOTTE LET NEUBENTSCHEN. German-Polish Frontier, Oct. 29— (UP)— Long trainloads of despairing Jews rolled toward the Polish frontier today as German authorities sought to get rid of their Pous Jews by midnight tonight, less Poland deprive them of citizenship. I traveled from Ber!rn to the frontier town of Neubentschen on an express train which brought some 300 fleeing Polish Jews, returning to a "motherland” which did not want them, a motherland which some of them had nevei seen and whose language many could not speak. Arriving at Neubentschen, the frontier station on the German side, I saw about 1.000 Jews already herded together by military police in full field equipment, with rifles slung from their shoulders. Thousand, of Polish Jews had been rounded up by police In German cites. Those on the train by which I traveled were going to Poland voluntarily—if Poland would take them. Many brought their families. On the train were withered grandmothers, whimpering babies, bearded patriarchs with lined, tired faces. Some wore bandages. Their drawn white faces snowed the effort it cost them to stand upright as the crowded train lurched eastward. They brought what few possessions they had been able to stuff into ancient suitcases or paper packages, a saw one family pushing an unwieldy bundle through the narrow’ coach passageway. They had piled the few objects they could lay their hands on in the brief time permitted them into an old table cloth. They hau knotted the four comers together. It was a trainload of people benumbed by the suddenness with which they had hao to leave their homes. I saw only two people laugh during the Journey. They were storm troop officers. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 29, 1938