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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER porter VOL. LV! 11, NO. 164. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSB TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKli'lUH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS if ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS By MORGAN M. BEATTY IstlM celebration had MM nhnm. ___ -r A A A A By MORGAN M. BEATTY AI1 Feature Service Wilier WASHINGTON Twenty years ago tljis morning, the world was watching the clock. Few clocks srotind the globe pointed to the tame hour at the same Instant. But the war-weary globe needed a single moment In time to hall the end ol the most dlsasteroiis war In history. And 11 a. in., November II, 1918, was to be that Instant. The hands of the clock could spell the magic word "P E A C K" (o everybody, whatever their language. In America, where a false arm- istice celebration had died aborn Ing a week belore, the Armistice Eve hours were anxious hours. Everybody felt In his bones mat It was all over but the and yet- On Sunday morning, November 10, the nation's mixed emotions fairly leaped at you from the newspapers. The disclosure that the world's favorite comedian, Charlie Chaplin, had secretly mar- ried Mildred Harris, was dismissed In a paragraph. The honor roll or the dead and wounded In Prance filled almost a full page, column after column re- flected the continuing rosr of slaughter on the western front. Ad writers alone seemed willing to risk exultant superlatives antic- ipating the end. "Time's greatest, highest hour Is about to sang one In his corporation's tribute to American arms, A popular tang publisher begged the nation to sing for Its soldiers. "Sing 'Ja-Da.' The Rose of No Man's I'm Sorry I Made You and 'K-K-K-Katy.' Ev- ery song Is a 16-Inch shell to shat- ter gloom and worry." HOW CARTOONISTS GREETED ARMISTICE VENGEANCE FOR NAZI'S DEATH- Anti SemiticJRiots Sweep Reich Goebbels Urges Knctl, "GERMAN 'REPENTANCE" Tribune MEMORY OF WILHELM II." Feloris Shot In Break Attempt One Of Six Slain; Deputy Warden In Critical Condition NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Nov. desperate convicts broke from the Tennessee penitentiary today amid a bloody gun battle that ed along a thickly-populated Nash- ville street and ended with five fugitives back In custody, wounded, the sixth dead and Deputy Warden C. C. Woods in grave condition. Two aides of Woods. Assistant Deputy Warden, Hub Sampson and Guard Elmo Green, who, like Mm, were forced to ride Ir, a prison truck as hostages during the pris- oners' wild dash, were less seriously Injured. Four other guards were slightly Guard John T. Strickland said he and three other emrd; were lured separately into the band room on Ihe ruse some prisoners were drlnlt- Ing shellac. The guards, he saW, were seized their guns taken nnd then slashed nith homemade knives and beaten. The convicts then dashed to the deputy warden's of- fice. The armed prisoners took the of- ficials captive, seized a truck driven by a trusty and made for the gate. The gatekeeper disarmed and forced tt open the way under threat lo the hostages. Guards began firing and set up a pursuit JoineS by state and city police In squid cars with sirens screaming. Ihe Weather ABIl.ESi; VICIMTV: Turllr cloudy Salnrdiy, tloudj ultfi KAST TKVtS: rarity dourly. unrmrT in norlhnly .s. Crnrralh ay anrl mi Ft, rhance In 31 49 49 49 48 SI OIR r. si. 1 i! 15 ra s n I 63 tit 9 S .m.I AM- a i.i; -nvrf l-Hu twJiy, GOP May Hand FDR Ultimatum Turn To Right Or Face Two Years Of Stalemate In Congress, Heads Warn By The Associated Press Prominent republicans, flushed by their party's victories at the polls, appeared last night to be getting ready lo serve a virtual ul- timatum on President Roosevelt in some such words as these: "Veer lo the right, or face two years of statement In They expressed conndence that, Ickes spoke of the possibility o! Mr. Roosevelt's being drafted for a third term drive in Ihe interests of con- ttnufng the new deal. Meanwhile, returned from Tues- day's balloting showed that 81 re- publican votes had been added to that party's roster In the house, and eight o[ the senate. The house figure is based on the assumption IT WAS A PAIN TO CONNALLY Dancing schools asked you to banish your cares to the rhythm of jazz, (he 1918 word for what had been ragtime, and what was to be swing. A store offered to teach wireless as a trade to returning soldiers be- cause, "we are on the threshold of the radio era." If the world had only fcnown, all these activities could have been chucked out of the window. For the unheralded signal that might well have ended the war came at a. nv, Sunday morning, Nov. 10. At that hour a line ol muddy au- tomobiles was halted at the Dutch border village o! Byesden, The border guard Inspected their cre- dentials. An officer appeared out of the fog and led the cars to a railroad station nearby. There the Dutch villagers and a lew Belgian refugees saw some 50 weary men leave the cars straggle toward a special train. All the travelers were sad-eyed; some were In tears. Most wore the span- gled uniform of Prussian officers and among thern was a general who was especially pale. He seemed not to hear the cries of "assassin" screamed at him by the refugees. They had recognized Wilhelm II. The German emperor had fled Into Holland without clicking cameras or energetic reporters to give the signal to the rest of the world. And so the world waited for Ihe great silence on the war front at 11 a. m. November 11. It had been agreed upon by Ihe German army chief and the allies. At that moment, millions of throats yelled the glad tidings of peace. Within an hour, In Amer- ica, a thousand stuffed Kaisers had been hanged to trees, and the movie, "To Hell With the was doing a land office business. President .Wilson proclaimed the armistice. Whistles, bells, flares, crowds filled the nat.'on's cities with noise and color and movement. Women clad In the narrow skirts of the day minced along as fast as they could to keep up with the throngs, Fourteen people were killed, most of them by stray bullets, Lieut. Carl Morrow ol Punxatawney, Pa., a fledgling filer from Eelfrldge Field, dipped his plane in salute to an office building flag in Detroit. He hit the flag pole and hurtled to his death. A paragrapher for a Un newspaper tucked this squib beneath an editorial lambasting- the Kaiser: "Social note: Mr. and Mrs.'Kai- ser will not be at home this after- noon." UUIe did any of the suspect that 20 years later. Presi- dent Franklin D. Roosevelt would be Issuing another Armistice Day proclamation with world unrest aj Its keynote, and with the knowl- edge that the War to end all wars might as well have been a mad: dream, for all the permanent peaca tt established. CELEBRATING ARMISTICE TWO DECADES AGO- EVIDENCE OF VIRGIN-BIRTH MECHANISM IN HUMANS REPORTED PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10. first scientific evidence that human beings have the mechanism of a form of virgin birth known1 as parthenogenesis was reported to the Philadel- phia TherapeiKIc society here tonight. Parthenogenesis is reproduc- tion by unma'rd mothers. It Is common among Insects, worms and crustanceans. The human experiment hap- pened recently at the Lanke- neau Hospital Research Insti- tute, There.dur- ing a regular surgical opera- tion an ovum was obtained from a negro woman. Stanley p. Reimann, M. D., and Bernard Miller of the in- stitute. In their report tonight, showed that this human "ejg" had not been fertilized. They placed it In a drop of clear, water-unite serum ex- tracted from human blood. This drop could be clearly seen under a microscope. 'The drop was placed on micro-dissecting table where, under a microscope, two fine pointed needles could be mech- anically manipulated. One point was pushed light- ly against the ovum covering. It made a dei.c, but did not penetrate. It ts through this covering a sperm enters an ovum In fertilization. A harder pressure caused the.netdle to penetrate. Twenty minutes later, the report declared, this ovum be- gan to show first steps that occur when a really fertilized ovum Is ready to divide, the beginning of an embryo. Divis- ion In the Philadelphia case was only-partial. But other spontaneous the ex- perlrner.tors SRJ'O, proved that parthenogenetin activity had really started. Halt In Violence Jews Threatened With Drastic New 'BERLIN, Nov; The greatest wave of anti- Jewish violence since Adolf Hitler' came to power in 1933 swept nan Germany today and Jews were threatened with new official measures against them. tOSS IN MILLIONS Millions of dollars worth of Jew- ish property was destroyed by angry crowds. Jewish stores were looted Synagogues were burned, dynamited or damaged In a dozen cities. Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, calling for a halt In the demonstrations declared that "the ifnal answer to Jewry will be given in the form of laws or decrees." It was a nation-wide day of ven- geance for the death yesterday of Ernest Vom Rath, secretary of the German embassy in Parts, who was shot .Monday by a 11-year-old Jew. Herschel Grynszpan. Bands of youths' roved the streets of Berlin and other cities from early morning on, smashing windows of Jewish shops. Most of Berlin's Jewish stores were plundered. At Ihe height of the demonstra- tion few police were seen. After more than 12 hours of vio- lence OocbbeU appealed to the peo- ple to refrain from further demon- strations. APPEAL REPEATED The appeal at first apparently had no effect. Three hours later it was repeated by radio. Then police appeared and arrested 21 looters. All Jews In Munich were told they must, leave the country within 48 hoars, and many Jews feared Goeb- bcl's concluding statement was reported burned, wrecked or dama were burned. PARDONED AFTER FOUR YEARS These two men, Ovid Mathls (left) and I. Doc Southerland are shown at HuntsvIJle, Texas, where they left behind them the state prison after serving four years of long terms, they were pardoned after the hold- up for which they were sen- tenced, was confessed by an- other. (Associated Press Photo.) Tide Rises After Severe Quakes HONOLULU, Nov. 10 Lieut; Commander J. H. Peters of the U. S. coast geodetic survey, re- ported the Honolulu harbor water level rising late today at the rate of three quarters of a foot every 20 minutes following a severe earthquake, apparenled centered near the Aleutian Islands. BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. Earthquake shocks described as among the most severe In many threat the Munich order would be years were recorded today on seis- mographs from London to Kilo. All ot Vienna j 21 synagogues were Hawaii Seismologists said the quake Vn 11 me nuase even of Berlins 20 synagogues probable centered in Alaska or the Aleutian Islands. Disgust was registered in no uncertain manner by Sen. Tom Connally (D-Texas) when he glanced over election returns recording big republican gains combined with critical of many Roosevelt, they could block the president if he In- sisted on following a "leftward" course. On the other hand, prominent new dealers were declaring the election was not n repudiation of RODr.C'.-elt's "liberal pol- icies." Secretary of the Interior in After a few glances at the figure.s he tore the paper into biLs and V.imert to relieve his mind of (Associat- ed Photo.) that the last contest to remain in doubt was won By the Incumbent Rep. Knutc Hill, Washinston demo- crat. With several precincts and absentee ballots untabulaicd, Hill was ahead by 630 votes. In the Indiana senatorial race, so close It was decided only lute yesterday. Senator Frederick Van See ELECTION'S, Pf. 10, Cot. 7 THE FAVORITE NEWSPAPER MORE THAN TEXAS FAMILIES The Abilene Reporter-News "West Ttxaj' Own Newspaper" GET MORE-- -PAY LESS -FOR A LEADING NEWSPAPER and a member of the Associated Preis, the world's greatest and most accurate liens patherins organization. Thousands of telegraphed words from distant points around the world keep readers ot this newspaper In dally touch with world events. OXE YEAR BY MAIL----------- (In West Texas Onlj) SL'XDAVS THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Baptists Pledge Gambling Fight DALLAS, Nov. con- vention representing 660.000 Texas Baptists Jumped to Its feet tonight in a pledge to carry to the polk a fight against return of legalized gambling, after hearing a naming that such a movement Is now under way. The unanimous rising vole follow- ed a report on civic righteousness brought by W. L. Howse o! Fort Worth, which inferenenllally rapped Governor-Elect W. Lee. O'Dan- lel, but which did not mention his ame. Dr. George w. Truelt of Dallas, president of the Baptist World Al- liance and for many years the de- nomination's outstanding leader in Texas, asserted the determination of hospital trustees to carry forward their charitable and educational projects. He referred specifically to the convention's three directly-own- ed Institutions: Baylor university hospital at Dallas, the Hendrlcks hospital at Abilene, and Memorial hospital at Houston. Dr Truett was speaking to a report on the hospitals brought by Robsr Jolly of Houston. The convention voted to meet ne.t year Nov. H-19. Four Injured In Auto Accidents Two Arrested After Gar Hits Youth ;drv Prelude to :asualty list today, four persons re- ceived slight Injuries last night in three car accidents In and near Abilene. Ellto. Grisham, 1426 North was knocked unconscious last nigrit about 10 o'clock when a car driven by an Anton man hit him while he was standing on the street curb at 11th and Graham suf- fered a head Injury when his held struck the pavement and bruises and lacerations alout the body. The car did not run over him. PoUce arrested the driver and a uan with, him later at Second'and Pine. They will turn them over to county officers this morning for filing of drunkenness, drunken driv- ing and hit and run drlvlnj charges. Ray Lambert Jr., and Bentley Cook, both of Haw ley, were Injured, last night about 7 o'clock when a truck in which they were riding overturned on the Hawley highway about five miles north of Abilene. Lanbert suffered a broken hand and Cook was bruised and cut: Both will be released from the Hendrick Memorial hospital today attendants Recount Demanded In Indiana Race INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. IO-OV- Arch N. Babbitt, Indiana's re.pv.bll can state announced to night he would demand a recount of the for United states sen- ator between Raymond E. Willis (R) and Senator Frederick Van N'uys ID) In Marion Lake, Vigo (Torre Sullivan, and Vanderburgh (Evansville> counties. Bobbitt. in a prepared statement, said he had "reason to believe, on a basis of personal investigation, that a recount of the vole" would be justified. Parade, Grid Game, Battle Feature Day Public Offices And Downtown Stores To Close will declare a full holiday today in recognition of the Amis tics signing two. decades ago. Festivities in small, way 'will compan with the happusess that reigned through the city 20 years ago when first word of cessation of hostilities was received. WEATHERMAN COOPERATES County, state and federal offices will be closed. Merchants will de- clare a holiday and all downtown stores will be. closed to celebrate 20-year, peace period. Outstanding events of the day will Include a mld-mornlng sec- tional championship football between Abilene :and Sah Aogelo afternoon and battle tonight- the West said last night. Mary Prances Tittle received medical treatment last night at the hospital' for a slight head Injury suffered when the car which she was driving was struck by another at a cross road Intersection on the Albany highway north of Abilene Si Christian college. Tex FDR In Capitol, Refuses Comment WASHINGTON, Nov' 10 President Roosevelt, arrived Washington at 9 o'clock tonight from his hlme In Hyde Parlc, N. Y. The president deterred until his regular press conference tomorrow any comment he might have on the republican victories in Tues- day's elections. It was not certain he would express his reaction then. Cooperation' "from' the 'weather- man was promised last night with -IEE SMITH Armistice Speaker forecast of wanner temperatures and. partly cloudy skies. Armistice celebration will begin this morning at ..0 o'clock at Sewell auditorium at Abilene Christian col- lege. Following a concert by toe college band, Lieut. James V. Leak, one of the handful of men still sur- viving the fameJ "Lost Battalion" of the Wotld war, will speak. A, thirty minute portion of his. srwch ts scheduled for broadcast over the Texas Stele network through KRBC. First event ol the downtown pro- gram is address by John Lee Smith. See ARMISTICE, Pj. la, CoL 5 Germany Not To Observe Holiday BERLIN, Nov. will be no observance of the 20th an- niversary of the armistice tomor- row In Germany, which never has celebrated Armistice Day. WITH CAMPUS McMurry And ACC Swing Info Annual Homecomings Tonight Treasured memories of the "old grads'' will be revived around glowing bonfire-; as McMurry and Abilene Christian colleges swing into their arjiual homecomings simultaneously tonight. Freshmen of the two schools hustled about even until the wee hours before diwn this morn- ing in quest ot combustibles for lite Irish piles. Meanwhile, college officials have completed the more responsible detath of the respective homecomings. From each school came predic- tions ot record attendance. The Abilene Christians will set off their .'ire at o'cloci. tal- lowing the few minutes of revelry around the buiiihe, the crowd will convene Seaeli auditorium for whit student leaders promise io be a riotous r.illy. In charge of the "fight-fight- program will tt ESrl SfcCalei. president of tha students' association. First speak- er will his father, Lee ilcCalsb of Anson, ex-student of A. C. C. of vintage. Other speakeis on the pep pro- gram will be "Squib'' camithers, former WJdcat and ccach at Daitnrt; Lee Majsey, Henry Grubts. 'Fats" Collins. Forrest Orr, Dr. Abner Morris, Lee CoVf- man and Berr.acJ Shelansky. Lead- Ing yells will be F> w. Htudric's ot Anson, assisted o.v Dean Kirit, Wilson Dows.l and Herman John- ston. A special stun: will be put on by the Kitten Klutt. gills' pep svat Sft HOMECOMINGS, Tf. 10, Col. 5
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