Abilene Reporter News, November 7, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

November 07, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas Million Parade Before Stalin as Years Old, Hears Fascist Attack Predicted-See Page 3 WUTIXAS' Sbtlme OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKfcTICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 160. ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, PAGES Associated PRICE FIVE CENTS AVENGE EVICTED Polish Youth Shoots, Gravely Wounds Nazi Embassy Aide PARIS, Nov. 17-year- old Folisb. Jew, declaring he had come to avenge his countrymen who have been expelled from Germany, 1 today shot and gravely -wounded a secretary of the German embassy. The secretary, Ernst von Rath, 32- year-old nephew of the late Roland Koester, former German ambassa- dor to France, was taken to a hos- pital where he underwent an oper- aton for remova1 of bullets from his abdomen and one shoulder. The assailant, who his name as Herschel Grynszpan, formerly of Hanover, Germany, was captured by embassy attaches after a brief scuffle and handed over to the French police. The embassy spokesman said the youth who fired the shot declared he "wanted to avenje his Polish brethren." (Germany last week sent back to Poland several thousand resident Polish Jews, fearing new Polish passport regulations might deprive them of citizenship and leave them in Germany as German charges.) The youth entered the embassy at o'clock. He was taken to the office of von Rath, who is attached to German legation service as well other attaches came on the run. Both shots struck von Rath and wounded him gravely. He was taken to a nearby hospital Embassy authorities held the as to the embassy. Two pistol shrts rang out, and youth until French police arrived. The embassy spokesman charged that the youth w s "excited by Jews in France" and indicated his belief the shooting was inspired by the re- cent mass expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany. MERCURY DOWN TO 28 'Abilene Shivers in Earliest Snow of History HUSKY HUSKER Two-time champ is Ted Bal- ko, pictured in action as he von'the national cornhusking championship at Dell Rapids, S. score of 22.24 bushels husked in 80 minutes was short of the 25.78 bushels that won him the title in 1934. Baiko. 33 years old. is from Redwood Falls, Minn. Windsor's Brother to RECONCILIATION FORESEEN BETWEENDUKEANDWALLYANDBRITISHROYALFAMILY LONDON, Nov. first actual step toward restoration of normal relations between the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the rest, of Britain's royal family will occur Armistice day, sources close to Buckingham palace report- ed today. On that day, the Duke and Duch- ess of Gloucester, en route home from Kenya colony, will visit Ed- ward an-i his American-born wife in the approval oil King George and Queen Elizabeth. Whether the visit means that some day the woman for whom Ed- ward gave up the British throne will be accorded a place in the royal scheme 01 things was uncertain, but at least it C9nsidered that plans for the visit we're a first step toward restoring normal relations of the royal family with the duke and duchess. The visit of the Duchess of Gloucester to the "Windsors will be the first time that any wom- an member of the British, royal family has met the former Wal- Es Warfield of Baltimore since her marriage to the duke. It will also be the first time that the Duke of Gloucester has seen Ms brother since Edward's ab- dication to marry "the woman I love." The Windsors recently have rent- ed a large new house on a quiet Paris boulevard and the duchess has been busy for the past two weeks directing painters, carpenters and others in redecorating and furnish- ing it. The are scheduled to arrive at Mar-eilles on Friday and to take an airplane to Paris imme- diately for a visr with the Wind- sors. They probably will spend one night there before speeding on to London, Some well-informed sources expressed belief that the visit would be a fore-runner to a Tisit of the Windsors to Eng- in 1939. Since his abdication, the duke of j Windsor has been virtually in exile from England. The government con- trols his income and thus is able to persuade him to live abroad, which he has done. It alsc was un- derstood that a projected visit by the Windsors to the United States next spring has been delayed as a result of the British government's opposition. JUDGE SIGNS .Court Rules on MinorCases m WASHINGTON. Nov. The court delivered 13 opinions today, but left for later determina- tion cases involving powers of the National Labor Relations board and the status of the proposed child labor amendment to the constitu- tion. Cases decided by the court today after a two-week recess were of minor importance. Justice Black twice added to his long siring of lone dissents. In one instance he contended an attack on Florida statute requiring citrus fruit canners to stamp on containers the name of the state in which the product was grown should be di- rected at the Florida legislature, rather than the courts. His fellowj j justices returned the case for trial.' -He differed also with another rul-1 ing setting aside a defi- j ciency tax levied by the treasury! against an estate. Left for a decision by the justices next Monday or later was litigation the labor board's power to regulate a local company which sells its product to other concerns operating in interstate commerce. Prince to Prison 9. BERLIN. "Friedrich Leopold of Prussia has been sentenced to two years in pri- son on charges of immorality, the foreign press was informed today. Court Fails to Say All May Assemble In Public, However NEWARK, N. J.. Nov. Judge William into effect Ms decision -upholding: the right of the CIO and allied organi- zations to function in Jersey an injunction to- day granting them the privi- lege of holding meetings in the streets as long as others are al- lowed to do so. The of a 10- month-old suit against Mayor Frank Hague and fellow officials arising out of Hague's self-styled "war on reds and radicals" and the jailing of 13 CIO organizers in what he called an not, however, establish the absolute right of any one to use the public streets for meetings. SAME RULE FOR ALL It forbade the state democratic leader and his co-defendants from refusing to grant the plaintiffs permits for meetings in the streets and other public places "unless and until the defendants x x x adopt and enforce the deliberate policy of forbidding meetings of any kind on any of the public streets x x x." The CIO, American Civil Lib- erties union and co-plaintiffs were granted the right to use the public parks for meetings in Judge Clark's decision of October 27, which also fave them freedom from by the police and Allowed them the right to dis- tribute leaflets on the streets and carry placards. These rnl- ings were given legal effect in the injunction. Neither in his decision nor in the injunction did Judge Clark upset the city ordinance requiring a po- lice permit for a public meeting. In his "findings of fact" accompa- nying the injunction, however, he said 'The ordinance x x x under which the defendants have pur- ported to act. is in its application void, unconstitutional and of no force or (The plaintiffs, in addition to alleging the ordinance was unconstitutional, complained they were discriminated against in the administration of it.) The injunctron restrained" Mayor Hague, Publicity Safety Director Daniel Casey, police Chief Harry Walsh and the city commission "from placing any previous restraint upon or in any other manner what- See CIO WINS Page 9, Col. 6 CIO Wins Equal Rights on Jersey Streets Ruling Defeats Hague's 'War' X-Ray Effects Johnny's Cure CHICAGO, Nov. Johnny English, 14, the boy who only five weeks-ago was given a to one chance to live more than a month, is going home. Physicians had believed that neuroma, a swift-spreading form of cancer, had doomed him to an early death. As a last re- sort the Rev. Raymond O'Brien took him to Mercy hospital and a specialist administered super- voltage X-ray. The first treat- ments appeared to help him. After he had been treated three weeks, he was able to get up and walk around the hospital. Last night his nurse revealed that he will be able to go home some time this week. Hungary Hopes For More Gain BUDAPEST, Nov. ment for further territorial revision rode at high crest in Hungary today. Enthusiasm whipped up by mili- tary occupation of a sizeable chunk j of Czechoslovakia inspired Hunga- rian leaders to tell the people this victory was "only partial justice." Hungary, they said, rejoiced that Italian-German arbitration brought the return of square miles of territory, about one-fifth of the to- tal lost to Czechoslovakia at the end of the world war. But, speakers add- ed, the nation would not be satis- fied with that, The 72-year-old Hapsburg Arch- duke Joseph, a field marshal in the World war, was one who called for a drive to gain fall revision of the World war treaty of Trianon. (Tne post-war treaty of Trianon transformed Hungary irom a mari- time empire of about square- miles to a land-locked nation of j about 35.000 square miles. (In the dismemberment of the former Austro-Hungarian empire, Czechoslovakia got about 24300 square miles; Rumania, about square miles; and Yugoslavia, squarae miles. In the separation of Austria and Hungary. Austria got about 1.900 square miles. Italy get, the port of Fiume.) While the troops continued mili- tary occupation of the new Hungary, a special commission met today to adjust a final border with Czecho- slovakia. The limitation was to take into consideration military, e'conomic, railway, postal and administrative requirements. Demos Evade Garner Boom State Committee Expected to Elect Secretary Again MINERAL WELLS, Nov. The Garner-for-president movement was sidetracked today, when the state democratic executive commit- tee dropped from its agenda a pro- posal endorsing his candidacy. The controversial issue, most wide-discussed of any on the com- mittee docket, wa_s dismissed from the agenda at the session's begin- ning. Chairman E. B. Germany of Dallas announced that the first ses- sion of the new committee, following precednt, would be a "purely social gathering-'' HARMONY ON SECRETARY The resolution endorsing Vice- President John Garner for president in 1940 was kept from reaching a vote at the state democratic con- vention in Beaumont last Septem- ber. Opponents declared Garner's differences with President Roose- velt made any declarations inoppor- tune. The "social gathering" attitude was expected to preserve harmony within the committee, but to block attempts to settle controversial is- sues. A threatened committee fight ov- er election of an executive secretary also had a peaceful solution in sight. An informal survey indicated that a majority of committeemen favored elevation of W. S. Sypert of Halls- ville to vice-chairman, eliminating him as an opponent to Secretary Vann M_ Kennedy's reelection. Kennedy, an Austin newspaper- man, said that he had prepared s. formal resignation, which he would present if the committee showed that they preferred Sypert as secre- tary. Kennedy added that he was "ready to serve" if the committee chose him. Owner to Bury Dog Taken from Mine Tomb In Front Yard, Mount Guard for Ghouls SPELTER, W. Va., Nov. today viewed the body of Sport, five-year-old beagle hound, after a crew of diggers re- moved the dog from a mine sink where he had been entombed 17 days. Howard Walls, 19, a store clerk who owned the dog, said that Sport would be buried "under six feet of earth in the front yard of my. home where I can see .that no one digs "him up." The dog slipped into the hole while chasing a fox. The crew of miners and WPA workers removed 25 tons of rocfc trying to rescue him. INVESTIGATION SHOWS GERMAN OAKLAND. Cal., Nov. "There is no doubt that criminal Dist. Atty. Earl Warren of -Ala- action involved in the explosion meda county said today there was no doubt "criminal action was in- volved" in the explosion that blasted a five-foot hole in the hull of the nazi steamer Vancouver at the Oakland estuary last Thursday. Warren said his investigation showed conclusively that the explo- of the nazi steamer Warren said. He discounted the theory of an accident by floating explosives, pointing out that the explosion oc- curred between seven and 10 feet below the ship's water line. Warren, who directed six separate agencies in the investigation, said sion, which injured four of the j all the investigators, including the Vancouver's seamen in the engine Federal Bureau of Investigation, room, came from outside the ship. were agreed that the explosion oc- German Consul-General Baron curred outside the ship. Manfred von Killinger charged that j They sought evidence that the the explosion was the work of sa- I blast might have been caused by a boteurs. He suspected time bomb. Two Anti-Trust Cases Settled Wintry MINIMUM VOTE DUE IN COUNTY (See Page 10 for more about general election.) Cold weather, combined with the usual apathy toward a general elec- tion in which little or no opposition Is expected to the democratic party Nominees, may cut Taylor county balloting to a minimum tomorrow, It was indicated today. Little notice is being given the jeneral election, and banks will be the only business houses or offices to be closed. The court house will conduct business as usual. Absentee balloting, which closed last Friday, resulted in the casting of only 25 votes. County Cleric Vivian Fryar said today. A full slate of republican, social- ist and communist party nominees will go on the ballot, but the results are pre-assured. Baird Election Suit Set for Wednesday BAIRD. Nov. of a suit brought by a citizens com- mittee against the city of Baird, contesting a September 30 municipal bond, election, was set for 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in 42d district court today by Judge Milbum S. Long. Set for last week, the hearing was postponed when plaintiff's counsel requested a jury." Salvation Army's Drive Nears End Final plans for the Salvation Army's annual drive to raise funds for the winter expenditures, launch- ed two weeks ago. were mapped at a meeting of the board of directors this morning. Tom Brownlee. chairman, report- ed they hoped to conclude the drive tomorrow. Directors at the session were E. M. Overshiner. C. M. Love- lace, Bob Wiley, Jim Shelton, R. M. Means and H. G. James, Reich Breaks Policy To Mark Armistice BERLIN, Nov. 20- i year tradition by which Armistice day has been ignored in Germany j was broken today when the semi- official Deutscer Dienst agency said j that this year, because of its j triumphs, Germany could observe j the day with honor. C. of C. Directors To Meet Tuesday Board of directors of .the Abilene chamber of commerce will meet Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in regular monthly session. Routine business and reports will occupy most of the session. Merle Gfuver, manager, said today. WASHINGTON, Nov. The justice department asked the United States district court at South Bend, Ind., today to approve consent decrees settling anti-trust suits in the Ford and Chrysler au- tomobile finance cases. Because General Motors, indi'cteq with the other two firms, did not propose an "acceptable" plan for a consent decree, the department said, the case against it "must be vigo- rously prosecuted." Should the government lose its General Motors case, officials ex- plained, the department will not attempt to hold Ford and Chrysler to their agreements. Although it said presentation of the decrees for court approval in the Ford and Chrysler cases "in- volves no admission of guilt." the department said that on the basis of the evidence it had collected and it believed the two concerns "guilty of the anti-trust law viola- tions charged in the indictments." All three were accused of re- straining the competition of about 375 independent finance companies by forcing dealers to finance the Ride on Kitty Car May Not Be Tame cars they sold through a manufac- turer-affiliated finance company. With Ford, it was the Universal Credit company and with Chrysler the Commercial Credit company. "The result the department said, "that three-quarters of all au- tomobile financing in the United States has been handled by the three finance companies which have had the favor, respectively, of the three large Ford, Chrysler and General Mo- tors." Asserting the decrees eliminate all the coercive practices complain- ed of, the department said they "go farther in accomplishing the pur- pose of the anti-truit laws than would be possible through criminal prosecution." British Ambassador And Kai-Shek Confer LONDON, Nov. for- eign office was advised today that Sil A. Clarke Kerr, British am- bassador, had conferred with Chiang Kai-Shek after trying for several days to locate the Chinese generalis- simo. A foreign office spokesman said he had no knowledge of whether they discussed a possible peace ef- fort. in The News------1 Chums They're Good Pals In Spite Of Language Barriers Inch on Ground At Stamford; Fall Is .4 Here Mercury Plunges To 16 at Texline. In Cold Onslaught The earliest snow in local weather "bureau history pep- pered Abilene and vicinity last night as the temperature duck- ed to 28 degrees for the sea- son's first killing frost. When the A inch snow was chalked up this morning, a record established in 1889 and equaled twice since was broken by five days. The previous earliest fall was November 12, when .2 inch of snow was reported. Today's fall yielded .06 inch of moisture. TWO RECORDS THIS TEAR All North and West Texas and much of the nation shivered in the unpredictable weather that turned savage Sunday, hanging around 38 degrees all day in Abilene. At mid- night the temperature was 31.9 degrees. From that time there was a gradual decline until 7 a. m., when the low was registered. Yesterday's m I s 1. y._ r a i n brought 101 inch, before turninr into sleet, then snow. Thus, history twice has been written in the weatherman's book for 1938. The hard killing freeze of April 3 had no par- allel, just as last night's snow. Texline was the coldest spot in Texas with a new season low of 16 degrees. Snow and sleet amounting to an inch blanketed the Pan- handle. Snow that was three-quarters to an inch deep on the South Plains was of great value to fall and win- ter pastures, especially wheat, ac- cording to reports from Lubbock, where below 20-degree weather spent the night. Although some vegetation, was nipped October 25, that was the first killing weather at Lubbock. As not much sappy cotton is left on the Plains, a min- imum damage will be suffered. Wichita Pails had first real No- vember snow in its weather bureau history and the first freeze of the season early today. The mercury dipped to 29 degrees while snow ranging from a quarter inch to an inch was gauged. Skies were clear this morning and airline travel which was cancelled by Sunday's rain and low ceiling, was back to schedule An estimated inch of snow was on the ground at Stamford this morning'. Amarillo recorded a low of 24 de- grees and the thermometer had risen to 27 degrees early in the morning. The season's first killing frost was j felt at San Argelo 10 days earlier than in 1937. No livestock dam- age was reported and yesterday J there was .08 inch rain. Rains that began shortly after midnight Saturday visited many sections, breaking an unusually hard fail drouth. South Texas re- ceived the first precipitation in months, but much more is needed for fall grains. The same holds See WEATHER Page 9, Col. 1 KIBITZER a Maltese fox terrier; puffs her pipe and looks on critically while her master, W. S. Butid of Sydney, Aus- tralia, scans his racing form in. search of a winning horse. Rats may flee from a sinking ship riot Fluffy. She' stayed with the crew of the burning schooner Pioneer un- til rescued by the'American. Banker while 400 miles out of Halifax. She is shown here with one of. the sailors who re-! membered her. Gus Anderson. STUDENT AT BEGGING An old cockatoo learns tricks as she watches tne morej experienced parrot, Joey, beg-j ging from their caretaker. The] newly-acquired cockatoo is ofj the silver crested variety and: is believed to be more than 140 years old. The Weather ABILENE Yictoty: Fair -with freez- temperature tosigit; iuesday fair aci Wast. Texas: Fair. continued heavy to kill'as frost tornght; Tuesday fair, 50 cold- East Texas: Fair, slightly colder in south portion, frost nearly to coast, freer- ir-s: lr. aorta portion tor.ight; Tuesday fair. "ot Quite so cold. PRECIPITATION: 2-t hrs. ending; a.ai. Mon .07 inch Since firs: of year ...........31.53 ind-.es period last year ........16.23 inches! Nortnai since Jirst o; year ...22.SO inches! Kishest teasperatare yesterday ___45 I I.OW-CST temaerature this jr.orriir.t: .28 ONIZ33i'i TEMPERATURES Sur.. Mon. FRIEND OF CRIPPLE Once yearly the crippled faoys of the Heritage Craft School at Chailey. Sussex. England; round up all their bird and animal friends and take them to church services.- This boy soothes his frightened pigeon before entering the chapel. Mitchell Draws POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Nov. A thief who stole a truck and trailer from the Harwell shows here early today is in for a surprise of his life. The highway patrol was told by managers of the show that the trailer contained wild animals, including two vicious Users. To Manage Browns ST. LOOTS, Nov. Haney, pilot of the Toledo Mud- hens of the American association the last two years and a former major league player, was named manager today of the St. Louis Browns for the 1939 season. p.m. i- Dry thermometer 37 29 Wet thermometer 33 28 Relative humidity S-i BAIRD. Nov. Mitchell. Merkel negro, was sen- tenced to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary- in a speedy 42d district court trial this morning. He pleaded guilty to the murder of Chester Hutchescn, city Merkel. The verdict was returned just 23 minutes after testimony was ed. Only two witnesses were called. The first took the stand at a. m. At 11 o'clock the case went to the jury. The verdict was re- turned 15 minutes later. Mitchell was given the death pen- alty twice in 42d district co-art trials in Abilene, each sentence being ap- pealed, reversed and remanded. third trial was transferred to Cal- lahan county in October on A change of venue motion offered by defense attorneys. Hutcheson was shot in front of a cafe operated by Mitchell when he went to make an arrest, April 1S36. After Mitchell entered the guilty plea Dist. Atty. J. R. (Bob) Black See MITCHELL Fafe 9, C ;