Abilene Reporter News, October 30, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

October 30, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas Curtain Down On Home Season, H-SU Grid Fans To West Coast Trek For IIP curtain rinwn nn Arouse -___ i___.._ _ _ __ _ _----------------------------------_____ The curtain went down on (he home gridiron season at Kardln -Simmons university last night, with the name with East Texas Slate, and today Mends and followers ol the H-SU Cowboys begin to looX ahead to the game with Loyola university, in Los Angeles, on November 19. A special train, with attractive rates, will carry (lie Cowboys and supporting delegation ol and fans to The train will be the Reporter-News Cowboy Special, over (he Texas and Pacific to El Paso, and via the Southern Pa-cflc line to Los Angeles, and plans provide Jor taking a large delegation of West Tex-ans to the west coast football capital for the Inlersectionat contest. At Los Angeles, Coach Tom Lleb and his Lions will head the reception committee, ticking the books for the 1 to 0 Cowboy win a year ego, when Burns McKlnney sprinted 85 yards on the now famous "slicker play" by (he "hicks from the slicks." as newspaper dubbed the West Texas visitors. Departure time Is scheduled for Sunshine Special on theT-p Wednesday night, November 16, with three 'hour El Paso stopover Thursday morning, and arrival in Los Angeles Friday West Texas party will have two' days in the west coast metropolis, with thu Loyola game scheduled for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, In Gllmore stadium. Departure from Los Angeles, at 8 o'clock Saturday night, wlli bring the trippers back to Abilene Monday morning. There'll be inllvldual entertainment opportunities a-plerily In las Angeles, with a visit to a major studio for party In prospect. Last year'! Cowboy trip party visited M-G-M's studios to see "Mannequin" sequences, star ring Spencer Tracy, being liken. Rail rates will provide for a 21-day stay, for those who wish to tarry longer than the five days planned for the team-students-fans special, Campus hopes are that ths famous H-SU Cowboy band will make the trip, and delegation from the glr.'s, organlzati add color to Texas (ton's party, but these pi still In the making. Pans are already makl ervations for the trip, w A. J. Cadenhead, sf V making one of the first eleven-year old son. who made last summe with the Cowboy ba Washington. D. c. The Los Angeles gam W za- are Dr. ert, his Phillip, trio I to loyola is on the Hardin-Sim- mons schedule for the second year, and Increased Interest In the game and the west coast visit resulted In I4w making of the tialn plaru I.-, which the Reporter-News' la part Ictpa ting. Basic round trip fares for the trip, with thu 21-day limit, are for coaches, for Intermediate, and first class. Intermediate class one-way Pullman fares are SI for an iWEST TIXASr OWM HEWSMKR upper berth, J5.25 for a lower, with for a single oc- cupancy section, and M.4Q for a double occupancy section. First class, one-way Pullman fare.? are for an upper berth, for a lower, and for a drawing room. Reservations for the Journey may be made with the. Re- porter-News, with O. B. Sande- graduate manager of a' H-SU. or with Frank Myers at the Hllion hotel dru? store. VOL. LVIII, NO. 152. OR WfTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES' WE SKMUl YOURWQRLD EXACTLY AS IT IN UNANIMOUS REPORT TO ROOSEVELT ABILENE.. TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS" PRICE FIVE CENTS Rail Board Recommends Against Wage Cut IT'S THIS WAY U.S. May Lend Billion To Rails Executives Say Loans Would Be Part Of National Defense Program NEW YORK, Oct. of the country may be offered about in rehabilitation loans on easy terms by the federal I government as a sequel to sub- mission to the "no-wage-cut" report, some pre- dicted today. VOT IN ,'DEAL' The loans would be made in coming months as a major part of a 15-month govern- ment-stimulated national defense program, In which utilities, auto- mobile and. airplane factories, chemical factories and heavy in- dustry generally also play big parts, they said. While (he loans were not expect- ed to be offered In a "deal" to maintain present wage wales, It was pointed out that refusal of the roads to submit to the freezing recommendations of the president's rail fact-finding board, made public today, might precipi- tate a labor emergency which the government might take strong steps to forestall In the midst of a na- tional defense program. Some key rail cxeculves who re- putedly turned down a previous g-jvernment lending plan 'because of the terms, are said to look fav- orable upon the plan providing: 1. The terms of the lending do not lead to reorganization. 2. The government does not In- slft upon, complete priority of its obligations over secured claims of private investors. 3. The interest rates are low. 4. The loans are payable out of Income as business picks up TERMS OPPOSED Conferences about six weeks ago between some rail executives and administration leaders came to nothing, they said, because of the terms suggested by government See LOAN, rg, J2, CoL 4 RENEWED BY ABILENIANS STRADDLE FENCE ON CONTROVERSY OVER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT By GARTH JONES "Thou shall not kill." With that quotation from the Bible, Governor-Nominate W. Lee O'Daniel broached the long contested question this week of capital punishment. A ques- tion that for years has furrowed the foreheads of sociologists and crlmlnalogUU. From all angles the contro- versy haj attacked and supported. Law enforcement of- ficers, u whole, look the side of the electric chair, the leihal chanter and the The average citizen took his usual on the fence. An inpartial survey last night of a group of Abilene citizens showed the city no different from other localities on the matter. Some were "fer" it and others "agin" 11. AH offered statements to support the stand taken. Mayor W. W. I do not think capital punish- ment should be abolished. There are many cases In which death is the only Just punish- ment. It Is hard to think there are a few unjustifiable killings by [he state, but that is human nature. "I do not think it would be better to confine a man to pris- on lor life rather than send him to the. chair. A prison where a murderer Is safe, llkeAlcatraz, Is to me nothing but a living hell. It Is worse than death." Mrs. E. G. Woods, housewife don't believe anyone, even the government, has- the right to take a life. There must be some form of punishment that would be better. I think there are a lot of persons put to death that would make good citizens If given a chance. Laughter, "I don't think capital punish- ment should be done away with. There are some cases where death Is the only Just punish- ment. For the other cases life punishment should be as good." See PEN-ALTV, Ff. 12. Col 5 PENDING NEGOTIATIONS MONDAY- Germany Halts ExpulsionjOf Polish Jews EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS Second annual Armistice Day -elebralion will be sponsored by the Rule post of the American Legion November 10-11-12. A scries of three meetings will be held In Haskell county to discuss the California Creek watciahcd and water facilities program. Tht schedule: Paint Creek school. 7 30 p. m. Tuesday Haskell (First Christian p. m. Wednesday: Sagerton high school. p. m. Wednesday. Contract for Colo- rado's new Junior high school will be let on Nov. 17. It has been an- nounced by PWA officials at Fort Worth. ASPERMONT.-Evcrything Is In readiness tor the Golden Jubilee of Stonewall county, November 3 and 5. SNYDER.-Winston Bros, second annual sale of Domino Return Hcrcfords is set November 9. District 19 American Legion con- vention will be held December 3. Fcxyl OCTOGENARIAN WINS BRIDE wa: a whirlwind courtship, Joseph D. Witt, 89, explained today after his marriage to Mrs Minnie Rcutcr, "2. Witt, married yesterday for the third time 30 years after the death of his second wife, said he proposed the idea of marriage to his new bride Wednesday. Next day she said, "yes." And yesterday they spoke marriage vows before the Rov J E. Kring. Social Medicine Plan Denounced West Texas Medical Society Selects Big Spring For Next Annual Session Big Spring was selected for the 1939 convention site, and Dr. P W Meione of that city was elevated from vice president to the presidency of the West Texas Medical Society in the closing session of its annual meeting here Saturday. Dr. C. A. Rosebrough of Sweetwater was named vice president of the the society. Dr. Malone will select the secretary from among his col- In Big Spring. Dr. W. V. Ramsey of Abilene, retiring president, presided for the day-long program at the Wooten hotel: It consisted of a vigorous discus- sion of socialized medicine by Dr. P. E. Hudson of Stamford, and papers and demnstratlons on tuberculosis by members of the state sana- torium at Carlsbad, Texas, and the Baj'tor hospital at Dallas. Dr. Ramsey praised the program as "the best medical program J have ever attended." Of chfef public interest were the pronouncements ct Hudson in denouncing the proposed socializa- tion of medicine. He refuted statements "by social reformers and agitators" that 50 per cent of the Indigent population are not receiving adequate medical care, and insisted that "not over five per cent o! the Indigent .ire unable to obtain needed medical service." moved for their was compromised ''The medical profession of this country wishes to keep the practice of medicine within the medical pro- fession. It does not conceive that any political agency couW do the Job with one-tenth the efficiency at ten times the cost." he declared. "The doctors of this country1 do not oppose the principles of insur- ance but rto oppose the political ad- ministration and manipulation of the Insurance organization and de- votion of a considerable portion of the funds Ihus derived lo'pay great, uc.nno a two vear sent Errs Criminal Cases In Cd Cleared 30 Are Removed From Docket On Motion Of D. A. To close the fall term ol 42d dii- trict court in Abilene. 31 criminal cases were cleared from the docket Friday and Saturday. Thirty of them were removed be- cause District Attorney Bob, Black dismissal. One when Marvin he _____ do not want to get entangled in a great mass ol red tape, thereby los- our ndivWuality and initiative." Taulbcc. under Indictment for as- sault to murder, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and paid a line of and costs. Action was taken IP. two other old cases in the books when bonds posted by Joe Totten were ordered paid ni full. Totten has disappeared, leaving behind 8 two year sentence for and two in tfairu and two indictments, one'for clriv- ing while intoxicated and the other for failure to stop and render aid. The (wo bonds ordered paid were Dr. Hudson described the question I for each Prcvlo-slv bonds as "an economic one" in the last men had been required to pav analysis, "for when people are cm- K Ployed, properly housed, fed and clothed they will have not diffi- culty in securing all needed mcdi- Warsaw Cancels RUTH CTTING DISCLOSES SHE Retaliatory Plan AND ALDERMAN ARE NOT WED German Trains Carrying Jews Ordered Back EEEUN, Oct. German authorities called a halt tonight to the mass expul- sion of Polish Jews pending opening of negotiations Mon- day to regulate the status of all Polish citizens in Germany. ON BORDER The action was taken simultan- eously with an announcement in Warsaw that Poland had abandoned plans for retaliatory measures against Germans residing there. More than Polish Jews had been herded on the border by Ger- many in a counter move to a new Polish citizenship law which Berlin authorities feared would leave thous- ands 01 these citizens stranded in the reich without passports. The eleventh hour decision to halt "ic movement of polish Jews toward the border came after Polish repre- sentatives told German authorities they had misinterpreted the new citizenship regulations of the neigh- boring republic. Deportation trains which had car- ried thousands to the frontier since the sudden roundup started yester- day were directed to return. CONDITIONS DEPLORABLE The German announcement said merely an agreement had been reached between Berlin and War- saw on the fate of those marked for deportation. Details or the ac- cord were expected to be worked out in the negotiations starting Mon- day. Conditions were deplorable among the deportees. Bitted weather added to discomforts of train rides. They were permitted to take only ten marks (54) each from the country and many men had to leave their wives and families behind. MEDICS. Tj. 13. Col. S2.riCO bond at Baird. The thirty cases in which the dis- trict attorney asked dismissal were: Bill Gooch. swindling, R. c Halloween Draws Scant Note Here Except for school and club ob- servances the past week and ex- pected prow-lings ol the mischievous Monday night. Halloween will draw scam oflical notice in Abilene. Special midnight previews are slated at the Paramount and Queen theatres for Halloween, but no oth- er public social functions have been announced. See CASES, Pf. 12. Col. 4 KIDNAPER OF PACKING CROWE, REFORMED 'ENEMY OE DIES The Weather Deposition Taken in Alienation Of Affection Suit HOLLYWOOD, Oct. Ruth Etting. blonde "blues singer, never married Myrl Alderman, her former accompanist, she admitted today In the course of a deposition being talien In connection with a alienation of affections suit brought by Mrs. Alma Alderman, second wife of the musician. Alderman is recovering from a bullet wound in the abdomen in- flic-ed by Martin (Col. Moe) Snyder, former husband of the 42-year-old singer, who Is facing charges of at- tempted murder, kidnaping and violation of the state gun laws. Miss Etting. at the outset of the deposition before Attorney S. S. Hahn, said she had been intimately associated with Alderman, "at no time and at no The singer, by her admission, re- moved any passibility that Alderman might be accused of bigamy, be- cause the divorce secured by Mrs. Alderman last December has not become final. The two women met for the first time In Hahn's office. Theie was on greeting between them, and Mrs. Alderman refused to pose for pic- tures with Miss Ettirig, although the singer was willing. Under questioning, the singer dis- cussed her association with Alder- man and the' shooting, when she was asked how she chanced to be In his home shortly before Snyder forced Alderman to drive him home. "I had been helping him plan the home for his Miss Etting explained. RUTH ETTING Order Blocks School Closing Dayton Board Of Education Is Told To Open Monday DAYTON. O.. Oct. temporary- restraining order today blocked closing of Djyton's public schools to 34.000 pupils. A court en- try ordered the board of education to open as usual on Monday. MUI.KNK Tiltli NEW YORK. Oct. S9-i'.n-Patl One-time kidnaper, (rain roViier extraordinary. Cro'.ve in many midwc.'t "big- served time houses." He was known to palice Ions be- fore he sprang into notoriety "crime never pays." died today penniless and testimonial to his preachments. A man of many aliases Crowe was or.e of the most colorful figures ths ktcinaplng ol Edward J. Cudah.., in American criminal history. He I Jr" !6-5'tar-old heir to meat pack- was a tired, but proud old man in Omaha late in the 79 when he was taken from his shabbily-furnished room to a hos- Screaming posters offered the pit.-.l last Wednesday: but 40 years, them almost unheard a! reward ol ago Pat crowe was the object of a for the kidnap.-r sensational, uator manhunt, j Crowe eluded police, but finally J of crime. surrendered in Butle. Mont. Although Crowe admitted the kidnaping jnd he and his con- federate, Jim Cillahan. said they collected S23.00U ransom, Crowe was In 1 acquitted. Ii was in 1906. tftfr Crov.e had i been acquitted of a robbery charge.: that he decided to give up his life ot crime and set out to make retri- bution. Until recent years, Crowe preach- ed to sidewalk crowds on the evils MIAlrn- rtl without the consent of the board Pic.sldent Frank W. Miller said he iwould not summon a meetins until he had been officially r.o'.lfied ot the [action at Common Pl-as Judge Null 1 M. Hodapp- I Contending t'ne cla'inz order "unnecessary at this :ime. Board Mrmbtr Richard wiihrow applied tor the retrainer an order whieh closed the schools Friday tei-noon. Wiihrow was the only me.ntjM voting the closing of a deficit Witmuw's raid the J board's action was laken on the a.wiTYiption that teachers would not be willing to work without pay. A tn-o-mile levy [or school operat- ing la-d.i. estimated to produce arnu.illy for live years, will noon at the- Nov. g eiec- The levy will provide funds for this year. Dems And GOP Bid For Ballots Cummings And Vandenberg Top Speakers' Slate By The Associated Press j Campaign orators for both major parties told the nation last night that election of their candidates to congress on November 8 wis the, Attorney General Homer Cum-; mings declared that "no more' heartening message could go forth to ;hr jjvcr.s of democracy, at home and abroad, than a verdict in No- vembei that the American people propose !o uphold the hands o' their Rppuo'ic.711 Senator Ar'hur Vandrrburg cf Michigan tooi ihc '.ha: the elec- tions 'the people must decide either we 50 on to glory in rhe spiritual and of a rep-' tescntatnc republic or we bos down in the morass ol a contrived collective .state.1' The republican national corn- mUtee the addresses o' i experienced pj'.itical speakers with' a brearica.-t prosr-ir.-. iNBC> by persons the committee rir.-rnbed a.s "various ol 'ne United i Managements Keep Silence On Proposal President To Talk With Rail, Labor Leaders Monday WASHINGTON, Oct. P) President Roosevelt's fact finding board recommend- ed today that railroads aban- don their proposal to reduce wages of approximately 000 employes on December 1. OTHER SOLUTIONS TOPIC The railroad management? gave no immediate -Indication as to whether they would comply. Still up to the president, in the words of one board member, was the problem of averting the nationwide strike which the rail workers have voted if the proposed 15 per cent re- duction is put into effect. The White House disclosed that Mr. Roosevelt would pursue this problem Monday at a conference with George M. Harrison, head of the Railway Labor Executives' sociatlon, and John J. Felley, presi- dent of the Association of Ameri- can Ratlioads. Presumably, the possibilities ?f other proposed solutions of the rail- roads' financial plight will be dis- cussed at this conference. The ad- ministration's idea on government aid and legislation at the next ses- sion of congress are expected gen- erally to be canvassed. Pelley de- clared at recent hearings before the fact-finding board, however, thnt the wage cut offered the only ade- quate solution. The board, appointed by the pres- ident under provisions of the rail- way labor act, summarized its unan- imous report to Mr. Roosevelt today as follows "1. The wages of railway labor are not high even as compared with wages In other comparable Indus- tries. "2. A horizontal reduction of wages on a national scale would not meet the financal emergencv of the industry, since the savings would not be distributee; merely to the needy roads. "3. A wage reduction in the rail- road industry would mn counter to the trend of wage rates in industry generally. "4. The financial distress of th- eaters which has obtained since October, 1937, when the last wag increases were granted, is as yet i short-term situation. As such, It cannot be regarded ss grounds for a wage reduction especially in view of present indications of an Im- provement It, the business of the carriers. "5. In the light of these find Ings, the board concludes that thi proposal of the carriers for a reduc- tion of the wages of railway labor should not be pressed and recom- mends that the carriers withdraw and cancel the notices which would put such a reduction into operation as of December 1. 1933." The board is composed of Chief Justice Walter p. Stacy of the North Carolina supreme court, wno served on similar boards in the Coolidge and I.ardin? administra- tions: Dean Janes M. Landis of the Harvard school, and Pro- fessor Harry A. MLlis of the Uni- versity of Chicago. Tffls Is" Ehe expression Panny Brice turned on after she got her divorce in Los Angsles from Billy Rose, theatrical im- pressario. the comedienne testi- fied Rose abandoned her. (As- sociated Photo.) Area Need For Moisture Grows Wheat Growers Rainfall For Planting West Texans are begfnnjhs to worry about the weatherman, who without notice has ordered nothing but beautiful days during the aem- son usually bringing year's most rain. Since these July torrential down- pours that ruined a cotton crop while making a reccrd grain sor- ghum production and the finest grass in years, there have been only spasmodic showers. Tired of waiting for precipitation to make favorable planttosf condi- tions are wheat growers. It Is the usual sowing time and there Is inadequate moisture to assure growth of that plant. Ordinarily small grains are large enough for grazing by this time of the year. In Taylor county the wheat acreage In 1339 under tie new farm program, will be limited to seres. However, the agriculturists have taken advantage of fine weather in many respects. They have har- vested the tremendous feed crop and have it safely stored in shocks, stacks and trench silos. More than 200 silos have been filled in Tay- lor county alone. All of the stubble, has been broken and some of the other land plowed. Coalmen have suffered no losses because of cold rains. f Cotton growers welcomed sun- shine. The best Cjuality of lint pos- sible to be obtained has been turn- See WEATHER, Tg. 12, Col 5 Drys Win 2 Of 3 Shackelford Votes ALBANY. Oct. iSpU -Local option polk in three Shackelford county towns today resulted in two victories for the drys and one for tp.e wets. Albany, 'jy a vote of 383 to 153, i voted against lesa'ization of liquor package siores. Albany already his j twsr. Moran voted 159 to ?4 tc keep beer. Tort Griffin vo'ed cxjth beer j ar.d liquor out by the narrow 1 sn of 27 agair.s; and K for. PLAYS Slays Self To Evade Licking -RETURNED HOME CHICAGO, Oct. Bcvra.i Jr. who she-, nimseif m the because ne was lit r.vther would ?ive him a lirkinj [or ha1.-.115 plaicd hoo'sev 3 hos- pital today. Nicholas his pal. Botby rVr.oor. U. school at tl-.c r.oeji recess ir.d decided to :ua ai.uv n-.ev started w for California o.v way at Anderson, trie, whore Fvr.cor has relatives. LJSI rt.-h! reached Lansins. a of A policeman spotted their conurctv. t.'.ov so horr.e ar.d gave thorn nwiey for b'ls fare. fev a: the home. It was late. "I'll catch it Nicholas said, '.MT will live tnt lickinit. 1 IhinV I 11 kill myself. He a pistol from his poekft. one Robbt hadn't hit chum c.Kricd. "Don't be Gu --u :iv I'm