Abilene Reporter News, November 7, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas Million Parade Before Stalin as Soviet, 21 Years Old, Hears Fascist Attack Predicted-See Page 3 I WEST TEXAS’■ ll    ||||g I NEWSPAPER ll VOL. LV III, NO. 160. W)t Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I VII YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Byton (MM PNM (DP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1938—TEN PAGES AmmIiM PRM (AT) PRICE FIVE CENTS 'to avenge evicted jews— Polish Youth Shoots, Gravely Wounds Nazi Embassy Aide PARIS, Nov. 7.—(AP)—A 17-year-old Folish Jew. declaring he had come to avenge his countrymen who have been expelled from Germany, I today shot and gravely wounded a secretary of the German embassy. The secretary, Ernst von Rath, 32-yemr-old nephew of the late Roland Koester, former German ambassador to France, was taken to a hospital where he underwent an oper-aton for remova’ of bullets from his abdomen and one shoulder. The assailant, who gave 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 avenge 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 9:35 o'clock. He was taken to the office of von Rath, who is attached to German legation service as well other attarr.es came on the run. Both shots struck von Rath and wounded him gravely. He was taken to a nearby hospital. Embassy authorities held the ms to the embassy. Two pistol sluts 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 recent mass expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany. —Animals In Hie News— Chums They're Good Pals In Spite Of Language Barriers MERCURY DOWN TO 28 Abilene Shivers in Earliest Snow of History I Inch on Ground 9 HUSKY HUSKER ! Windsor's Brother to Visit— RECONCILIATION FORESEEN BETWEEN DUKEAND WALLY AND BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY LONDON, Nov. 7.—(UP)—The first actual stop 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 reported today. On that day, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, en route home from Kenja colony, will visit Edward ani his American-born wife in Paris—with the approval of King George and Queen Elizabeth. Whether the visit means that some day the woman for whom Edward gave up the British throne will be accorded a place in the royal scheme oi things was uncertain, but at least it was considered that plans for the visit were 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 woman member of the British royal family has met the former Wallis Warfield of Baltimore since her marriage to the duke. It will also be the first time that the Duke of Gloucester has seen his brother since Edward's abdication to marry “the woman I love.” The Windsors recently have rented 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 lr redecorating and furnishing it. The Gloucester*! are scheduled to arrive at Mar-eilles on Friday and to take an airplane to Paris Immediately for a visi‘ with the Windsors. 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 visit of the Windsors to Eng-lan * in 1939. Since his abdication, the duke of Windsor has been virtually in exile from England. The government controls his income and thus is able to persuade him to live abroad, which he has done. It als( was understood 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 INJUNCTION— CIO Wins Equal Rights on Jersey Streets Ruling Defeats Hague’s ’War’ X-Ray Effects Johnny's Cure # Two-time champ is Ted Bal-ko, pictured in action as he won the national cornhusking championship at Dell Rapids, S. D. His score of 22.24 bushels husked In 80 minutes was short of the 25.78 bushels that won him the title in 1934. Balko, 33 years old, is from Redwood Falls, Minn. .Court Rules on Minor Cases m WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.—The "Supreme court delivered 13 opinions today, but left for later determination cases involving powers of the National Labor Relations board and the status of the proposed child labor amendment to the constitution. Cases decided by the court today after a two-week recess were of minor importance. Justice Black twice added to his long string of lone dissents. In one instance he contended an attack on "a Florida statute requiring citrus fruit canners to stamp on containers the name of the state in which the product was grown should be directed at the Florida legislature rather than the courts. His fellow pjustices returned the case for trial. He differed also with another rul-* ing setting aside a $188,108 deficiency tax levied by the treasury against an estate. Left for a decision by the justices next Monday or later was litigation ^'involving the labor board’s power to regulate a local company which sells its product to other concerns operating in interstate commerce. Prince to Prison rn berlin. NIV. 7—(UP)—Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia has been sentenced to two years in prison on charges of immorality, the foreign press was informed today. Court Fails to Say All May Assemble In Public, However NEWARK, N. J., NOV. 7.— (AP)—Federal Judge William Clark—putting into effect his decision upholding the right of the CIO and allied organizations to function in Jersey City—signed an injunction today granting them the privilege of holding meetings in the streets as long as others are allowed to do so. The Injunction—finale 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 “invasion”—did 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 xxx 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 Liberties union and co-plaintiffs were granted the right to use the public parks for meetings In Judge Clark's 15,000-word decision of October 27, which also gave them freedom from “deportation" by the police and allowed them the right to distribute leaflets on the streets and carry placards. These rulings were given legal effect in the injunction. Neither In his decision nor in the injunction did Judge Clark upset the city ordinance requiring a police permit for a public meeting. In his “findings of fact” accompanying the injunction, however, he said “The ordinance xxx under which the defendants have purported to act, is in its application void, unconstitutional and of no force or effect." (The plaintiffs, in addition to alleging the ordinance was unconstitutional, complained they were discriminated against in the administration of it.) The injunction 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 CHICAGO. Nov. 7—(UP) — Johnny English, 14, the boy who only five weeks ago was given a 1,000 to one chance to live more than a month, is going home. Physicians had believed that neuroma, a swift-spreadtng form of cancer, had doomed him to an early death. As a last resort the Rev. Raymond O'Brien took him to Mercy hospital and a specialist administered supervoltage X-ray. The first treatments 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. •In Wintry Weather— MINIMUM VOTE DUE IN COUNTY • (See Page IO for more about general election.) Cold weather, combined with the usual apathy toward a general election in which little or no opposition As expected to the democratic party “lominees, may cut Taylor county balloting to a minimum tomorrow, It was indicated today. Little notice is being given the general 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 Clerk Vivian Fryar said today. A full slate of republican, socialist and communist party nominees will go on the ballot, but the results are pre-assured. Hungary Hopes For More Gain BUDAPEST. NOV. 7.—(^—Sentiment for further territorial revision rode at high crest in Hungary today. Enthusiasm whipped up by military occupation of a sizeable chunk of Czechoslovakia inspired Hungarian leaders to tell the people this victory was “only partial justice." Hungary, they said, rejoiced that Italian-German arbitration brought the return of 4.875 square miles of territory, about one-fifth of the total lost to Czechoslovakia at the end of the world war. But, speakers added, the nation would not be satisfied with that. The 72-year-old Hapsburg Archduke Joseph, a field marshal in the World war, was one who called for a drive to gain full revision of the World war treaty of Trianon. (The post-war treaty of Trianon transformed Hungary J rom a maritime empire of about 109,000 square miles to a land-locked nation of about 35.000 square miles. (In the dismemberment of the former Austro-Hungarian empire, Czechoslovakia got about 24.300 square miles; Rumania, about 38,000 square miles; and Yugoslavia, 8,100 squarae miles. In the separation of Austria and Hungary, Austria got about 1.900 square miles. Italy got the port of Flume.) While the troops continued military occupation of the new Hungary, a special commission met today to adjust a final border with Czechoslovakia. The limitation was to take into consideration military, economic, railway, postal and administrative requirements. Salvation Army's Drive Nears End Final plans for the Salvation Army's annual drive to raise funds for the winter expenditures, launched two weeks ago, were mapped at a meeting of the board of directors this morning. Tom Brownlee, chairman, reported they hoped to conclude the drive tomorrow. Directors at the session were E. M. Overshiner. C. M. Lovelace. Bob Wiley, Jim Shelton, R. M. Means and H. G James. Demos Evade Garner Boom State Committee Expected to Elect Secretary Again MINERAL WELLS, NOV. 7.—(UP) The Garner-for-president movement was sidetracked today, when the state democratic executive committee dropped from its agenda a proposal endorsing his candidacy. The controversial issue, most wide-discussed of any on the committee docket, was dismissed from the agenda at the session's beginning. Chairman E. B. Germany of Dallas announced that the first session of the new committee, following preeednt, 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 convention in Beaumont last September. Opponents declared Garners differences with President Roosevelt made any declarations inopportune. The "social gathering" attitude was expected to preserve harmony j within the committee, but to block attempts to settle controversial issues. A threatened committee fight over election of an executive secretary also had a peaceful solution in sight. I An informal survey indicated that a majority of committeemen favored elevation of W. S. Sypert of Halls-1 Ville to vice-chairman, eliminating him as an opponent to Secretary Vann M. Kennedy's reelection. Kennedy, an Austin newspaper- 1 man, said that he had prepared a formal resignation, which he would present if the committee showed that they preferred Sypert as secretary. Kennedy added that he was “ready to serve” if the committee chose him. Baird Election Suit    1 Set for Wednesday    ^ BAIRD. Nov. 7—(Spl>—Hearing of a suit brought by a citizens committee 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 Milburn S. Long. Set for last week, the hearing was postponed when plaintiff's counsel requested a jury. Reich Breaks Policy To Mark Armistice BERLIN, Nov. 7—(UP)—A 20-year tradition by which Armistice day has been ignored in Germany was broken today when the semiofficial Deutscer Dienst agency said that this year, because of Its triumphs, Germany could observe the day with honor. Owner to Bury Dog Taken from Mine Tomb In Front Yard, Mount Guard for Ghouls SPELTER, W. Va., Nov. 7.—(UP)—Townsfolk today viewed the body of Sport, five-year-old beagle hound, after a crew of diggers removed 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 ton* of rock trying to rescue him. INVESTIGATION SHOWS GERMAN SHIP BLAST SABOTEURS' WORK OAKLAND. Cal., Nov. 7.—(UP)—, Dist, Atty. Earl Warren of Alameda county said today there was no doubt “criminal action was involved" 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- ; sion, which injured four of the Vancouver's seamen in the engine room, came from outside the ship. German Consul-General Baron Manfred von Killinger charged that the explosion was the work of saboteurs. He suspected “anti-nazis.” * “There Is no doubt that criminal action Is involved in the explosion of the nazi steamer Vancouver," Warren said. He discounted the theory of an accident by floating explosives, pointing out that the explosion occurred between seven and IO feet below the ship s water line. Warren, who directed six separate agencies in the investigation, said all the investigators, Including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were agreed that the explosion occurred outside the ship. They sought evidence that the blast might have been caused by a time bomb. Two Anti-Trust Cases Settled WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—— 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 automobile finance cases. Because General Motors, indictee^ with the other two firms, did not propose an ‘ acceptable" plan for a consent decree, the department said, the case against it "must be vigorously prosecuted." Should the government lose its General Motors case, officials explained. the department will not attempt to hold Ford and Chrysler to their agreements. Although It said presentation of the decrees for court approval tn the Ford and Chrysler cases “involves no admission of guilt." the department said that on the basis of the evidence it had collected and viewed, it believed the two concerns "guilty of the anti-trust law violations charged in the Indictments.” AU three were accused of restraining the competition of about 375 independent finance companies by forcing dealers to finance the C. of C. Directors To Meet Tuesday Board of directors if the Abilene chamber of commerce will meet Tuesday morning at IO o'clock In regular monthly session. Routine business and reports will occupy most of the session. Merle Qguver, manager, said today. Ride on Kitty Car May Not Be Tame POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Nov. 7.—(UP)—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 wUd animals, Including two vicious tigers. f cars they sold through a manufacturer-affiliated finance company. { With Ford, it was the Universal Credit company and with Chrysler the Commercial Credit company. ‘The result was,” the department said, "that three-quarters of all automobile financing in the United States has been handled by the three finance companies which have had the favor, respectively, of the three large manufacturers— Ford. Chrysler and General Motors.” Asserting the decrees eliminate all the coercive practices complained of, the department said they “go farther in accomplishing the purpose of the anti-trust laws than would be possible through criminal prosecution." British Ambassador And Kai-Shek Confer LONDON. Nov. 7—(UP)—The for-eign office was advised today that Sil A. Clarke Kerr, British ambassador. had conferred with Chlang Kai-Shek after trying for several days to locate the Chinese generalissimo. A foreign office spokesman said he had no knowledge of whether ! they discussed a possible peace effort. To Manege Browns ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7—(/TV—Fred I 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. At Stamford; Fall Is .4 Here Mercury Plunges To 16 at Texline In Cold Onslaught The earliest snow In local weather bureau history peppered Abilene and vicinity last night as the temperature ducked to 28 degrees for the season’s first killing frost. When the 4 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 YEAR 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 midnight the temperature was 31.9 degrees. From that time there was a gradual decline until 7 a. rn., when the low was registered. Yesterday'* misty rain brought .OI inch before turning into sleet, then snow. Thus, history twice has been written in the weatherman's hook for 1938. The hard killing freeze of April 9 had no parallel, 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 Panhandle. Snow that was three-quarters to an inch deep on the South Plains was of great value to fall and winter pastures, especially wheat, according 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 minimum damage will be suffered. Wichita Falls had first real November 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 degrees and the thermometer had risen to 27 degrees early in the morning. The season's first killing frost was felt at San Ai^gelo IO days earlier than in 1937. No livestock damage was reported and yesterday there was .08 inch rain. Rains that began shortly after midnight Saturday visited many sections, breaking an unusually hard fall drouth. South Texas received the first precipitation in months, but much more is needed for fall grains. The same holds See WEATHER Page 9, Col. I KIBITZER “Nippy,” a Maltese fox terrier,’ puffs her pipe and looks on critically while her master, W. S. Budd of Sydney, Australia, scans his racing form in search of a winning horse. The Weather ABI UEKI and vicinity Fair with freezing temperature tonight, Tueeday fair and not quite *o cold Wast Tex** Fair continued cold, heavy to killing froat tonight. Tueadav fair. not quite ao cold. Bait Tex**:    Fair.    elighUy    colder    in south portion, frost neariv to coast, freezing in north portion tonight; Tuesday fair, not quite so cold. PRECIPITATION; 24 hrs. ending 6:30 a m.    Mon    .07    tnch Since first of year ...........31.63    inches Same period last year    ........16 23    inches Normal since first of    year    ...22.80    Inches Highest temperature yesterday ....45 Lowest temperature this morning 28 ONIZ33UJ    TEMPERATURES I       Sun.    Mon. VO FRAIDY CAT Rats may flee from a sinking ship — but not Fluffy. She stayed with the crew of the burning schooner Pioneer until rescued by the American Banker while 400 miles out of Halifax. She is shown here with one of the sailors who remembered her, Gus Anderson. STI’DENT AT BEGGING An old cockatoo learns new tricks as she watches the morej experienced parrot. Joey, beg-j gins from their caretaker. The, newly-acquired cockatoo is of the silver crested variety and is believed to be more than 140 years old. KRIEN!) OK CRIPPLE Once yearly the crippled boys of the Heritage Craft School at Chancy. Sussex. England, round up all their bird and animal friends and take them to church services. This boy soothes his frightened pigeon bcfoic entering the chapel. ~ Sunset 6:30 p.m 6:30 Dry thermometer    37 Wet thermometer    33 Relative humidity    SS    * 40 ........7:01 ........5:45 rn. 12:39 p m. 29    42 28    34 SI    411 Mitchell Draws Life Sentence BAIRD. Nov 7—(Spl)—Lonnie Mitchell, Merkel negro, was sentenced to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary in a speedy 424 district court trial this morning. He pleaded guilty to the murder of Chester Hutcheson, city marshal pf Merkel. The verdict was returned Just 25 minutes after testimony was started. Only two witnesses were called. The first took the stand at 10:50 a. rn. At ll o'clock the case went to the jury. The verdict was returned 15 minutes later. Mitchell was given the death penalty twice in 42d district court trial* in Abilene, each sentence being appealed, reversed and remanded. The third trial was transferred to Callahan 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 ll? 1936. After Mitchell entered the guilty plea Dist. Atty. J. R. (Bob) Black: See MITCHELL Page 9, Cal. I ;

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