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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' WM NEWSPAPER WITHOUT, OR WiTM OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. 159. ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. PRICE FIVE CENTS Armistice Week Finds World Preparing For War At Cost Which May Reach 20 Billions Annually WASHINGTON, Nov. world enters Armistice yearj paring feverishly Jor war at a cost which may reach 000.000 this year and even more In 1939.- In tolalllarlan and demo- cratic- countries alike the eco- nomic structure Is burdened by the staggering cost of the arms race, which has blotted out the bright hopes and expectations of November 11, 1018, when (lie World war ended. Many foreign nations are de- voting nearly SO per cent of their national budgets to arms costs, paying none a! their arms bill out of current revenue. Excepting the United States, virtually every strong nation Is operating on a war economy, diverting capital and savings Into non-productive, enterprises and forcing an expansion o( heavy industry well beyond nor-- mal peace-time requirements, This government itself Is formulatlng a program of greatly Increased armament out- lays. Many nations, particularly the dictator countries, have wiped out unemployment by re- armament, The question arises, the opinion of some economists, whether disarmament is possi- ble without throwing the world Into a depression far greater than the last. Political Implications of the arms race have been called even more menacing. The For- eign Policy association, a pri- vate research organization, had this to say recently: "For the democracies the ul- timate cost cl unlimited atma- ment competition may be the loss of their free economies and the underlining o! democracy Itself." Many economists foresee no such strain In th? Immediate future for the United States, despite indications of heavy In- creases in arms'expenditures as the result of Ihu national de- fense resludy now under way. However, one s-iicol ot thought holds that the United can build and buy more battle- ships and battleplanes only at the cost of restricted expendi- tures for other purposes. PRESIDENTIAL POSSIBILITIES TO GET PEEK AT FUTURE TUESDAY VANDENBERG By ALEXANDER R. GEORGE AP Feature Service Writer candidates and political "medicine men" have spoken their pieces; the people are about to have their say. From Key West, Fla, to Tatoosh, Wash., voters will go to Ihe polls Tuesday lo provide the first expression ol political preference since the democrats scored a record-smashing triumph two years ago. Congressional elections will be held in 47 stales, Maine having voted In September. Thirty-seven United States senators, Including two for the present senate; 432 members of the house of representatives; 32 gov- ernors, and hundreds of other state officals will be chosen. Up for decision also will be a bewildering array of old age pension proposals and panaceas for the needy, ranging from California's a week for folks over 50 to Nebraska's referendum on legalizing slot ma- chines to raise funds lor annuities for the aged. WHAT TO WATCH FOR The political wiseacres will study Tuesday's returns In an effort to determine: 1 Whether the old G.O.P. ele- phant Is trumpeting up the comeback trail. strikes and MURPHY 2 The effect of the election on the political fortunes ol poten- tial candidates for the presidency. 3 The response ol the public to ihe lure of sundry pension schemes. 4 The reaction ol the voters lo proposed sit-down restricting picketing. Widespread republican gains would bring claims that the new deal is slipping and that the parly of Lincoln, McKlnley, Hoover and Landon is on its way to a preslden tlal victory in 1540. A democratic loss of only a few seals In congress or a governorship here and there would be cited by democrats as evi- dence they had weathered the storm of business recession and low crop prices. LOSSES EXPECTED Most democratic leaders expec some losses. The pendulum swings back after p. tremendou tilting of the political scales. Th democrats now have a lead of al most, 4 to 1 In the house and bettc than 5 to 1 in the senate. The hold 24, of the 32 governorships 1 TAFT Republicans have forecast, gain of from 40 to 90 seats In the hous and of "several places'1 In the sen ate. Democratic National Chair man James A. Farley, who mad the classic prophecy of "all bu Maine and Vermont" In 1936. ha modestly predicted "good safe dcm .ocratic majorities" in the next sen ate and house. Watched most closely ai ba rometer of 1910 will be the fan vote, particularly in the middl west. Republicans count heavil on -farmer discontent with current crop prices, the big hope of the G.O.P. being to win back the ag- ricultural west as an offset to heavy emocratic majorities In several In ustrlal cities. RESIDENTIAL DESTINIES The political destiny of severa wssibilltles may hinge, directly ndirectly, on thr outcome In sev ral slates o' Tuesday's elections them are: ENTERING FIFTH MONTH OF ADVANCE- Industry Regains Half Of Loss AS COWBOY SPECIAL GAINS FILM AUDITION IN PROSPECT FOR HSU BAND IF IT MAKES TREK The approaching West Texas ipecial train expedition to Los An- jeles and Southern California, scheduled for a week from Wednes- day, gathers additional momentum today. Central theme and direct occasion for the Iniersectional trek Is the an- ual gridiron game between the Har- din-Slmmons Cowboys university's Lions. and Loyola Entertainment and shopping op- portunitles on the trip, with pros- pective visits to Hollywood's movie colonies, and numerous other points of Interest, are proving other major reasons for the jaunt however, as the days pass and reservations come In. The Journey, with attractive low rail fares, will be made aboard the Reporter-News Cowboy Special. and general manager Consolidated Theatres, A prospective movie short audl-1 audition possibilities, tlon for the H-SU Cowboy Band, should it make the trip, as backers of a campaign to send the famed musical organization hope, added new possibilities to the entire trip picture last night- To Wally Akin, Paramount theat- er manager, who will make the trip aboard the Reporter-News Cowboy Special, came first word of the To him came word from R. J. O'Donneli, Dallas, vice president for Texas Inc., and Raymond Wlllte, division manager for the company, operators of theatres in Abilene and other Texas cities, that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, See SPECIAL, PI. 8, Col. 5 CAPITAL CIRCLES HEAR- Racket-busting republican Thoma E. Dewey, running for the York governorship, long the lead Ing stepping-stone to preslden tial nomination. tkhigan's democratic governor Frank Murphy, who is fightin for re-election, and Michigan' republican Senator Vandenberg who Is aiding the drive to brin the state back into the G.O.P column. iovernor Philip La Follette, of Wisconsin, a likely choice for staridard-bearer of his new na- tional progressive party If that party decides lo enter the presi- dential contest. Republican Robert A. Taft..son of the late presfdent, who Is seek- ing election as United States senator from the "pivotal" state of Ohio, home..of several presi- _dcnts.___ _ Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, son of Iowa, where re- puhlicsns are attacking the Wat- lace farm program in a fierce battle for a United States sena- tbrshlp and the governorship. FDR To Ask Mighty Air Force Say Emergency Indiana's former cemocratic Gov- ernor Paul V. McNutt and Mis- sour's middle-of-the-road dem- ocratic Senator Bennett Champ. Clark. Senator Clark Is seeking rc-elecllon. McNutt, high com- mlssloner to the Philippines, Is not a 1938 political candidate, but the outcome of the Indiana elec- tion might affect, one way or the other, the presidential boom Jor him. BEWEY Y.) WALLACE McNTJTT (D-Ind.) LA AS CAMPAIGN Business Woes Are Cited mm OR FEWER TEXANS TO CAST VOTES IN TUESDAY POLL Charge Blame By The Associated Press Charges and counter-charges of responsibility lor the cuamrys economic wucs last night from republican and democratic orators making last-minute appeals tor popular support at the polls Tuesday. Former President Hoover, speak- ing in Spokane. Wash., charged the Roosevelt administration with hamstringing Itj own efforts to re- slore prosperity by the use of "coercive" methods. He made (his appeal: "Give us Ihe election of a new congress of men and ivnlch. America come back." Across the continent at Green wich, Conn., In his home state, Al torncy General Homer Cummlngs appealed for support of the ad- mia.lstratlon In an address entitled "America lUust Not Turn Back." His theme was much like President Roosevelt's of Friday night, that continued "liberal government" is lo preserve new deal en- actments. Hoover, makine the last of three campaign speeches, traced recovers See ELECTIONS, ff. 4, CoL Budget Studied Equipment For Men In Defense Program WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 Administration circles heard today that President Roosevelt intended definitely to ask con- gress to authorize one of the world's mightiest air fleets, numbering from to 000-warplanes, for.the.army, NUCLEUS ARMY His far-reaching plans to bolster national defenses were reported authoritatively to Include also lull war equipment as quickly as pos- sible for a nucleus army of or more men. It was estimated that the pro- gram Involved outlays nest year exceeding by wel! over this year's appropriations for all military purposes, including naval. A separate "emergency" budgrl for the new rearmament program was one device ihe president was reported to have under considera- tion. Details of the new rearmamen program were hidden in confiden- tial budget estimates, but in wel informed It was believed the president's recommendations t congress early next year would In elude: 1. At least tripling the army ai corps' present goal of firs line fighting planes, fixed In 1935 NEW planes would be added b mass production methods over a pe rlod of several' years. There has been no hint of a proposal to in crease further the navy's new goa of planes, set In the expan sion act. 2. Undertaking Immediately equip the army's "initial proteclrv iorce" of about which in eludes the regular army and n tlonal guard, with "essential" scm automatic rifles, anti-aircraft guns bombs, tanks and gas masks. 3. Hastening the acquisition of war reserves for a force of which, under war department plans, would take the field within a few months in the event of Uni- ted States knvolvment In a new world war. HAIR ISSUES PROCLAMATION To Thanksgiving 'Mayor W. W. Hair yesterday promulgated the following procla- mation bearing upon tlie annual Red cross Holi Call: Each year Americans In every community are called upon to take part In a great nationwide movement to relieve human Buffering and raise health standards In this country. I refer specifically to the work done1 by the Taylor county chapter of the American Red Cross and thousands of other chapters throughout the country. It Is not necessary. I know, for me to remind citizens of our community that the work of the Red Cross Is a vital contribution' to our community welfare. Both from the standpoint of the year- round local program and work on a national oasis such as the relief for victims of distress, the fight against epidemics, public health nursing for Isolated communities, or assistance to service- men or disabled veterans, Red Cross aid to-those proved its worth. For years past our community has had a share In this work thrnnoVi Inrjil rJUfgrls _. .._ The annual membership roll calroF the wed cross, through which such work is supported, Is from Armistice day through Thanksgiving day. Your support durirH this period will Insure a continuation of Red Cross work.here and In other parts.oj the country. The Red Cross asks so little, yet does so much, that we cannot afford to deny such an apneal.. I am pleased, therefore, as Mayor of Abilene, to designate this period as a time when all members will be asked to renew their memberships, and those who have not enrolled before are asked to add their names to the ranks of Red Croes members In our com- munity. W. W HAIR, Mayor. City of Abilene, Texas. (See, Page 7 for story on Roll Call) Officers To Meet Today 300 From Two Divisions Due For Conclave How to be bitter officers of the American Legion, which means be- ing better- citizens of thebUrespee- tive communities and will b'e the principal thtme of trie' annual officers confsreEce1 !a be today. State o'.ttclals 6J tie legion will Won hand to explain 6 all American Legion off IMS, also to outline the community programs which the or Over Million Employes Go Back To Jobs Construction And Auto Industries. Lead Upswing HEW 70RK, Nov. nation's business, enter- ing the fifth month of recov- ery, had reclaimed today near- ly haft groiuid it lost in ths slump from the relatively high industrial levels in the spring and summer of 1937. SALARIES FATTENED Employment estimates Indicated. well over a million workers have been restored to factory payrolls and pay envelopes fattened through added working hours as plants on. curtailed scheduled speeded up pro- duction. October figures, presenting pic- ture of sharp contrast with the rapid decline of Industrial baro- meters In that month last showed the vait building industry, Jar ahead of 1937 levels. construction awards, irade sources reported, were the largest for the month since 1929. The Associated Index of -where tipu of Tlforon mini tint pen visible last spriul and lirir the rammer, endlot Qttiker had mm than I Norther To Hit Abilene Today Frost Forecast For North And-West Texas; Light Snow Falls At Texline Abilenians may expect to wake this morning and find a cold r-pell sweeping the city, according lo a forecast from the municipal airport weather bureau late last night. The save was predlcled-to hit about 5 a. m. from the north. No moisture was forecast. Weathermen tendered the forecast that Monday would be partly cloudy and warmer. Temperature at 11 o'clock was standing at 61 degrees, only H de- degrees below Winters Bank Cashier Dies AUSTIN, Nov. esti- mated or fewer than one-fifteenth of the state's will so through the formality ol electing 12 state- wide officers, 21 members of the in the north and east, probably would be highly pleased if they mustered u.tes for Alexander Bosnton of San Antonio, their candidate for of Texas Demented Killer Of Two Women Hunted JEFFERSON. Nov. 5. Of- ficers carefully followed meager clues tonight In a widening hunt for Donald Covln, demented killer of two women. Gavin leaped from a train here as he was being returned to Long- view from St. Louis. He had fled the asylum at Rusk and relatives followed him to the Missouri city. grees only H day's high of 81. Frost was predicted for north and west Texas. Amarillo reported Uie tempera- ture dropped to there Saturday night and a light snow fell at Tex- line. At Lubbock the thermometer fell to 51 degrees from Saturday's high of 18. A minimum of 33 was fore- cast there Sunday morning. At Dallas, a minimum of 40 was expected. The cold wave was sweeping into Texas from the eastern slope of the Rockies. A low-pressure though over the mldcontinent area began shifting as a high-pressure area on the eastern seaboard save way. against W. Lee O'Daniel of Worth, democratic nominee Fort _______________________________________ and Taylor fountains may vote In Ihe general election Tuesday the same 31 polling places that were used in tlic democratic pri- maries last summer, Judfc. Lee R. York pointed out last night. Polls will be open from S a. m. lo 7 p. m. national house of representatives, and several tho'jjand district and county officers Several democialic leaders had appealed for a heavy majority par- ty vote to show the nation the home slate of Vice President John N. Garner has lost none ot its demo- cratic preponderance but Indica- tions were that their pleas would have little effect. Absentee In most cities was far lighter than in the 1936 general election, when the presi- dential race and six proposed con- stitutional amrnnmenu added zest. Republicans who hope to make certain victor. Besides ODar.iel and Boynton. the other gubernatorial candidates were Earl E. Miller of Dallas, so- cialist, and Homer Brooks of Hous- ton, communis; The only proix-sed constitutional change on the billot was one to eliminate '.he amient anti-dueling provision of the oath of office tak- en by stale and district otlicers. Ths requirement lhat persons be- coming officials fwcar they have not participated In a duel wiih deadly weapons has appeared lu- dicrous lo many persons in recent years, -.lartic -larl> when women Ihe Weather EVENTS 10 COME IN WESI TEXAS tor activities during the closing months ol the V.AST r-JIMly f] 'leV.t'. HKST raitly r 'on-lay; MnrHAy fair. wan portlnm. NT.VV MKMro: fai M. SI I 53 v cfnorfr h I RKS year will be discussed at a member- ship meeting of the Hnkel! cham- jer of commerce Tuesday. WINTERS. Nov. Henslee. 51, cashier foi many years of Ihe Winters Slate bank, died at his home at this afternoon. Death was unexpected, although Henslee had been In declining health, and for several days had been seriously ill. The funeral wnl be held at Sunday afternoon at the First Bap- tist church. The rites will be con- ducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. T. Hamor. assisted oy the Rev. C. H. Cole, the Rev. H. H. Stephens, and the Rev. C. W. Roth. Burial will be in the Main street ceme-1 tery, with the Spill Funeral hume in charge ol arra gements The body is lo lie in state at the home from 9 a. m. until the time of the service, and the casket will not be opened at the church. H. H. DUDLEY (Guest Speaker) gantzallon will sponsor durin? th.2 next year, M. Shaw, commander of Parra- more post, which will entertain ths visiting legionnaires, anticipates an attendance of 300 post officials who will come to the conference from cities of all West Texas. The con- ference Is for divisions four and five which include all of Texas west of and Inclt'ding- Port Worth. Vincent Chkxto. department of Texas commandei, will be the hon ored guest and principal speaker of the Sunday program. Other state officers to be here are Wynne Goode of Austin, state service of- ficer; Fred E. Young of Austin state adjutant: Ed Redell ot San Angelo, fifth division commander; Larry S. Daniel of Abilene, asslsUn' national executive committeeman: OFFICERS, Pj. 8, CoL 5 Building.-. raw Industry's sleeping giant since 1931. Business .men have waited for Its. ._ enlrii u' probably the strongest r assurance of an emjfcyment and payrolls. Widely-spread October gains help- ed make the four-month 'cjtab out: of the trough ol the 193T-M depression one of the fastest-in years', Wall Street analysis noted. Acnvrnt INDEX TIP The Associated Press weekly Index of industrial activity-dropped from a high around 108 last'year to 65.8 at the' end of May, 1938." It now stands at 83.6, up about 27 per cent from the year's low. This Index is based'on the average for the years IKS and 1930 as 100. Although recovery got up con- siderable momentum during the summer, it seemed to have been aided last 'month'by the passing of :he September was scare, which :hreatened for a time to halt ths climb. The automobile Industry, leader of the 1933-37 business rise, came out of Its downspin lo make a powerful recovery teammate for building, Steel production for the first See BUSINESS, If. S, CoL 3 Kerrville Rancher Slain In Drugstore KERRVIIiE, Nov. Hope, 60-year-old rancher, was shot to death In 1 crowded drug- store here today. Deputy Sheriff Pat Wishbum said that Clyde Henderson, 19, of near Mountain Home, handed him a 38-caIiber automatic pistol with, the statement "I guess I have just killed Will Hope." Hope was convicted and given a 10-year sentence at the March term of court for Uie slaying of Irxin Henderson, brother of Clyde Hen- derson, Aug. H, 1937. COLORADO revival of the Mr. Henslee was born at Merit, Texas. July 4, 1887. He started his banking career at the fige of ic.i.oi u- in Buffalo Gap. He was mar-i First Baptist church will open there In 1912 to Margaret! ember 13 and continue three wecks.lButchce. a sister ot the wife of the with the Rev. C. Y. Dosjey of Dallas piesent govcrnoi of Arizona. R. C. preaching. minstrel, wrillcn and directed' by Ramon Autry. a show reminiscent of the da.vs alien Rotan was known as "White Hat." will be given by the Luncheon club Novem- ber 15. SNYDER. Winston Bror. Here- ford sale will be held Wednesday. MEMPHIS. N'orthwtit Texas Met'.iodtst conference will open Nov- ember 13. cevere Inroads In democratic ranks i officeholders are inducted. 1 1 Jon'.i county poultry jiisw will be held December 8, 9 and 10. Stanford. After leaving Buffalo Gap. he lived successively at Hermlcijh and Hawley before coming here in 1919 Mr. Hemlee was church and civic leader, and had been one of the principal players for the Winters LIttJe theatre. He was a Mason. Survivors are his v-ite: two sons. Leeshen tnd Ke.meth, botn of Win- ters: two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Morgan of Dallas, and Carlee Hens- lee of Winters: ft gr.vtddaughier, Marilyn Morgan: two brothers. Dr. R. H. Henslec of Winters and Einest Hinslee of Farmersville: and I a sister, Mrs. W. t. Howell ol DilUs. THE BIG SWING- -----in West Texas is to the Abilene Reporter- News. 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