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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas WHI S..... S...t. And Will B. WEST TEXAS' MEWSMPffi D.n.Kra.ic. A. Th., A VOL, OR OFPENSK TO OR FOES .n EXACTLY AS IT iur> WITH TO VOTE IN 47 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING', NOVEMBER 8, 1938. PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 'Off-Year' Elections Today Shape Station's Policies Ballots May Point Way On These Issues WASHINGTON, Nov. elections may provide a strong hint as to how the country feels about these major The New especially results In New York, Massachu- setts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and California. question Is before the voters In California, Oregon Colorado, North Dakota, Missouri and New York. Roosevelt farm an eye on the voting in Kansas, Iowa, and other midwest states. Labor-See how the ballots fail In the Industrial East and watch the vote on labor policy questions In California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New York. FDR Puts Forecasts In Sealed Envelope C3St d ChCl" for V0te ln the vlllage town hal1 tomorrow 0( seven raay A survey showed today that about votes might be cast In Michigan Penriss'lvania' Illlnols. California, New Jersey and KIDNAP VICTIM Benjamin Parber, one of the victims of the kidnap gang that confessed the abduction and cremation of Arthur Pried of White PiaiM, N. Y., leaves the district attorney's office in a car alter confronting Joe Sacoda, who police say was trigger man of the ring. Farber Is a Brook- lyn business man.' Aide Red Author Former Leader Of Communists Quotes Article WASHINGTON. Nov. T House Investigators heard today that Paul Sifton, assistant.to Bmer P. Andrews, the wage-hour administrator, once wrote an article urging readers to tell capitalists .that "the whole capitalist- shell game can sink and be damned." J. B. Matthews', self-stykd. for- mer leader of numerous communist united front organizations In .this country, told the committee on un- American activities that Sifton had contributed the article to the first Issue of a publication of the American league against war and fascism.. He testified the article had this to say with reference to capitalist: "Tell them you know that they know they're sunk unless they can start a war to make their 1200000- 000.000 In debts look better than a trainload of waste paper. Tell Ihem they and their fancy pieces of paper and the whole capitalist shell game can sink and ire damned. "Tell them vce'v'e got, another war on, closer war to a wo's t cHMP th< to these evils." Weatherman's Predictions Favor Voters By The Associated Press. The weatherman's predictions generally favored the voter In to- flay s dictions. "Very good said the forecaster for the Pacific coast and Rocky mountain states. He added, however, there might be some scat- tered showers and snow flurries near the Canadian border K? "W P'OBios'lcator thought the weather de' .Ralns were 'or some sections, Continued mild temperatures were forecast (or much of the East i. Tfxas lhrouSh the plains states and on to the Canadian border the weather was Inclined to be spotty, Texas and nearby states looked for lair skies and some moderation of recent cold AFTER EARLIEST SNOWFALL IN HISTORY- Rising Temperature Forecast For Area MercuryDips RARE OPERATION MAY BRING RECOVERY TO PARALYZED YOUTH To Low Of 28 Stamford Gets Inch Of Snow; Frost !s Due Moderating temperatures are forecast for this region today after a .4 inch snow Sunday night had written a new rec- ord into Abilene weather an- nals. By. half a dozen days, it was the earliest fall in the lo- cal bureau's history. SECOND FREEZE Abilene was not to escape anoth- er freeze, howwcr, before the mer- cury starts its upward climb today. H stood at. 34 degrees at 9 pjn. Monday night and was falling at the of two degrees per hour, In keeping with an official predic- tion of freezing for the night. Low mark for Monday was 28 degrees, four below freezing, reach- ed, at 7 a-m. Maximum was 46 at o'clock in the afternoon. 'Brisk temperatures prevailed throughout Sunday. the cold wave sent the mercury nosediving in nearly all parts of the state Monday. Frost was fore- cast for last night nearly to the coast with freezing temperatures lor all the northern and western sections of Texas'before morning. Snow and sleet fell elsewhere In this area. Stamford 'reported the heaviest .fall; with an inch of snow on the ground there early Monday A one-Inch snow blanketed the South Plains, likewise Its earliest November fall In history. It was expected to be of vast benefit to winter pastures and wheat. El Paso had a heavy frost, with a minimum temperature of 24 TEXLINE COLDEST Texltne, as usual, was Texas' most frigid point. There the tem- perature dipped to Mon- day, a new season'low. Wichita Palls had Its first No- vember snow in history, accompan- ied by a temperature of 29 degrees Amarlllo recorded a low of -H de- grees Monday. San Angelo had .08 inch of rain and a killing frost ten days earlier than in 1931. Midland had a low of 25 degrees and half an Inch of snow; Plain- view, 18 and light snow; Tyler, 36 and 2.36 Inch of rain; Del Klo and Austin, 40; Dallas and Port Worth 34 degrees and rain. Midland Buyer Pays For Hereford HEREFORD. Nov. 4th SUSSu-K S.H 55 ass o Midland In a spirited contest Other Sweetwater. BEWARE OF FAKE SOLICITORS GET A RECEIPT FOR YOUR MONEY Give your subscription for this newspaper to your. nome-toRTj agent, postmaster, rural solicitor nr or mail your check to Abilene Reporter-News.' You'll need this newspaper during 19J9. Subscribe NOW and save nearly one .third of your money. BARGAIN RATE NOW IN EFFECT ONE YEAR BY MAIL IKCLUDINQ SUNDAYS (Above rate good in West Texas only.) The Abilene Reporter-News "West Own Newspaper" Skill of a Waco surgeon may bring complete recovery to Prank Cloud. Abilene youth who has been completely paralyzed since he broke his neck in a swimming rnlshnp here In April. 1937. A rare opei'J.lon seldom un- dertaken was performed about two weeks ago at the Providence hospital, Waco, by a surgeon whose name was not revealed. Indications are that It will be a success. The youngster Is now able to move his arms and legs and doctors say it will not be Jong until he is fully recovered. Prank, ion ol Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Cloud of 121S Sylvan Drive, was 14 years olrt when the freak accident occurred. He dived Into the American 'Legion swimming pool here, his neck or back of his head strikLi? the hip ol his brother, who was in the water. News of the Youth's probable recovery was received with grat- ification last night by Abilene friends who had feared he would never walk again. Sur- geons here' and experts else- where had despaired of his re- covery after examining him. He seemingly was doomed to be a lifelong cripple He could not move either aims or legs. Recently, friends of the family recommended the Waco surgeon to them. Prank was taken there, and the operation performed a few hours Iiier. The operation removed pressure from the spin- al cord brought by the accident. Mr. and Mrs. cloud are at Prank's bedside. SHUNNING NATIONAL POLITICS- Eclipse Of Moon While Old Sol Is Still Shining Witnessed In Parts 01 Nation By The Anoeiated Trea i An eclipse of the moon while the sun still shone was witnessed in many parts of the United Slates yesterday evening. In some portions, notably the southern seaboard, and the mid- douds and rain obscured the phenomenon from watchers bailie' ground, but airplane passengers obtained a remarkable view. Along the Atlantic coast, the moon rose. In partial eclipse, at p. m. (C. S. Just seven minutes before sunset. Although such .an eclipse is caused by the shadow of the earth passing over the moon, sclentlsls explained it was possible before sunset because of the refraction of light In the earth's atmosphere. European Highlights SPANISH REBELS ADVANCE AS SOVIET DISPLAYS WAR MIGHT By The Associated Press Frtsh insurgent gains in A gigantic parade of Soviet Rus- sia's armed force- British plans for a doubled air force- Renewed clamoring in Hungary for the further return of territory lost hi the world These were the developments yesterday In a Europe watching one war already long In progress and disturbed by fears of others that might come. Spanish insurgent reports of the capture of Moro de Ebro, govern- ment salient on the west bank of the Ebro, were offset partiaiiy by Eoyernmcnt advices which told of slight government gains In a sur- prise counter-oUfnsivc on the Se- Bre river, 30 miles north of the Ebro front. Soviet Russia's military demon- stration was ths high point of Mos- cow's celebration of the 2lst an- niversary of the Bolshevist revolu- tion. Tens of thousands of soldiers, hundreds of tanks and 300 war- planes passed in review be tore Joseph Stalin. Britain's plan to double her air strength from 2500 to 5.000 war- planes by March, 1940. was reported to have been a main subject of discussion at a cabinet meeting which was held on the eve of the r.ew session of parliament. The clamor Ir Hungary to regain territory lost In the post-war settle- ments was heightened by a virtual solid front presented by political parties. Reich Embassy Secretary Shot PARIS, Nov. A 17-year- old Polish Jewish refufee from Germany attempted to assassinate Ernest von Rath secretary or the German embassy, today because he said he wantea to avenge Polish Jews driven out of Germany. Von Rath. twice by the youth in his embassy otfice, lay in a critical condition in a hospital tonight. A was removed from his right shouloer but another re- mained lodged IR his abdomen. His assailant save the name Kerschel Grynszpan, formerly Hanover, Cenubny. Embassy at- taches caught him alter the shoot- ing and turned him over to French police. A German spokesman charged thai tne youth was "e.x- cited by Jews In France" but mzpan insisted during police ques- tioning that acted alone to avenge PolL-h Jcn-s driven out of 1 oprminy. Detectives said they learned that the Grynszpan family, Including the father, rmuier, sisters and brothers, had co.Tie to France when they were ousted from Germany but were unable to find a home. Mitchell Given Life Sentence BAtRD, Nov. l.-Lonnle Mitchell pleaded guilty to murder of Chester Hutcheson, Merkel city marshal, and was sentenced to life Imprisonment In the state penitentiary in a speedy trial In district court htre today. The procedure took only 2.5 min- utes. Previously. Mitchell had twice been tried in Taylor county and given sentences to death. Each ver- cJtct had been reversed by the court of criminal appeals. Finally the case was sent to Callahan county on a change of venue. Only two witnesses were called The first went to the stand at a. m. At 11 o'clock the case Rent to the jury, and 15 miniitw later the verdict was returned. Hutcheson was shot in front of a cafe operated by Mitchell late at night on April 11. 1936 After Mitchell entered the guilty .'lea Muuua.v, Disiricc Auorney J. R. Black told the Jury that prwcc'jtlns and defense attorneys had agreed with members of Hutcheson's fam- ily that a sentence of life would be agreeable. Storm Off Florida NEW ORLEANS, Nov. I The weather b'.ieau reported (o- i night a tropical disturbance of in- i creasing Intens'.iy was central at 16 p. m. fCentm Standard) about MO miles southeast of Miami, Fia., Defendant Insane COLUMBUS, Ga.. Nov. Mrs. Luclle M Adams, middle-aged widow, was adi i-iged Insane today shortly after her Indictment for "the nvirder or Priscilla Ann Turn- er by placing her in a bed of hot coals." Disputes O'Daniel'sKin 'New-Secretary Garner Boom Is Squelched Before Meet MINERAL WELLS, HOT. 7 inexperienced hut quickly learning atate demo- cratic executive committee avoided one 'delicate issue to- day and successfully coped with another in a meeting which produced none of the fireworks that had ex- pected. The committee shunned national politics, spent most of the day in getting and finally In a few moments of real action near the end or its se .slon authorized Chairman E. B. Germany of Dallas to make his own selection for the post of secretary. He announced his choice was Clarence Butcher of Plainview, a brother-ia-Iaw of W. Lee O'Danlel, the democratic nomi- nee fcr governor. of some strenuous be- hind-the-scenes maneuvering was the speedy vote a few moments pre- viously .In which W. S. Sypert of "-llsville was elected vlce-chair- Sypert, brother-in-law of Carr p. Collins of Dallas, a close ad- visor of O'Danlel, previously has been announced as slated for the secretaryship, and friends of the incumbent Vann M. Kennedy of Austin had said they would fight for Kennedy's retenslon. Kennedy formally offered his res- ignation, declaring positively his de- cision was final and that he would not reconsider no matter what ac- tion the committee took. There had been a strong current of support for him in corridor gossip through- out the day, but the anticipated light did not develop. A rumored row over possible en- dorsement of John N. Garner for the vice-presidency !.i 1940 was squelcher by :aucus work before the meeting. No mention endorse- ment of Garner or any other can- didate was made. Chairman Ger- many some Umt ago had said the state convention's endorsement had been interpreted by some as mania- lory upon the committee to set machinery li. motion to capture delegates for the Texans. Strong opposition to the Idea developed quickly and a group came to the session here prepared to combat any endorsements. UNIVERSITY HEAD DR. UMFREEV LEE Dr. Lee Elected SMU President DALLAS, Nov. Um- phrey Lee, former Dallas' pastor now dean of the Vanderbtlt univer- sity school of lellgion, was elected president of Southern Methodist university here today. Bishop A. Franlc Smith, chair- man of the boaid of trustees which selected the preslnent from a field four nominees said that Dt. Lee had accepted and probably would take office belorr the beginning of Ine second semester. The trustees announced their de clsion after an session. The action was unanimous. Dr. Lee will succeed Bishop Char les C. Selecman Dr. Lee, a native of Indiana, was pastor of the Highland Park Meth- odist church, which is adjacent to the university, from 1923 until 1936 when he received his appointment WEST TEX.IS: F.ir to Vanderbilt. He Is He received Sfti t. his B. A. Jegree frcm Trinity uni- verslty, hts masier's from Vander- bilt and his D. D.'s from Columbia university, Union Theological sem- inary and from Trinity university. Baptist Pastor Sees Union With State DALLAS, Nov. C. B. Jackson of Greenville. Texas, told Texas Baptist pastors and lay- men today that the United States Is headed toward the unification of the church with the state. Public Support For New Deal Gets New Test GOP's Chairman Charges Coercion Of Relief Workers ELECTIONS AT A GLANCE To be elected: H United States itnaiora; 4M member, of the house of 3J governors; many leistr lUte officials. To do the electing: It It a- tlmattd art ellglMe ana aetoaBr will vote. By The Associated Some or less will to- day in "off.year" elections which are considered of un- usual importance because they may, and many
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