Abilene Reporter News, November 14, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

November 14, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas Japan Rejects American, British, French Protests at Yangtze Closing, Ignores Hull Note See Page 3 WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER sibtlcne Reporter OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKFiUH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENIHG VOL LVII1, NO. 167. LE MARS, la., Nov. This little community horri- fied today as police began a. search for additional bodies in a rock garden owned by Mrs. Sumner Knox, 50, once prominent as a so- cialite and dry crusader. They al- ready had found the body of her mother Mrs. L. A. Trow, SO, in a. shallow grave. Mrs. Knox vras held in protective i custody at Plymouth county hos- j pital, pending- completion of the search and investigation of stories told Sheriff Frank Scholer by her neighbors. Her mental condition is such, Schcler said, that she can- not be questioned detaitedly at pres- ent- He said she had admitted cashing several monthly checks her mother had received from the ?cv- ernment as a iridovr of a Civil war veteran. She also admitted that she had brought another woman into her home to impersonate her moth- er to quiet the suspicions of aeigh- bors, Scholer's deputies unearthed the mother's body late Saturday after they had started investigation of rumors which had spread through I the community concerning -bodiesj hi the Knox rock garden." They: found the body in a coffin which j had been crudely fashioned from, parts of a kitchen cabinet. It was in a grave a foot deep in a corner of the garden. The garden is a. large one and the search will take some 1 titme, Scholer said. i Dr. A. C. Starry, state patholo- j gist, said he found a crack in Mrs. Trow's skull but was unable to j say whether it had been the cause of death. Schcler ordered the garden searched completely last night after Mrs. Knox, unaware that the body had been found, had told him: "When you start digging, be sure that you get mother's body." He said it was for the body of the mysterious elderly woman whom neighbors had seen at the Knox home, that he and his deputies were searching. Scheler said he was concerned over the whereabouts of Mrs. Knox's husband, a former Le Mars mail carrier, who had been missing since Mrs. Trow died. TO HEBREW PANIC Jew Decrees Cause Nazi Stock Dive German Press Attacks Draw British Protest Feeling Runs High, Halting Negotiation Aiming at Peace LONDON; NOV. (UP) Prime Minister Neville Cham- berlain told the house of com- mons today that the govern- ment was not contemplating transfer of any former German colonies in Africa which are now under mandate to the British empire. LONDON, Nov. indignation against Nazi persecution of Jews mounted today and reports cir- culated that the British cabi- net might soon express its "ab- of the German pol- icy aimed at elimination of Jews. The British charge d'affaires in Berlin has been instructed to pro- test- strongly TO the German gov- ernment against "recent- articles in the German press associating a former British minister and mem- LONDON. Nov. (UP) "Usually authoritative sources reported today that the trade agreement between the United States and Great Britain -would be signed Thursday in Wash- ington. Sadler Gift Added to Band New Measure MORE COWBOY-LOS ANGELES SPECIAL RESERVATIONS Schools To Jew Pupils Three new reservations from Sweetwater and a gift by Har- ley Sadler, West Texas showman, encouraged sponsors today as fi- nal preparations were begun for sending the Reporter-News Cowboy special train to Los Angeles. Sadler's gift is to be added to 3. fund being raised to finance the trip to -California for 30 members of the famous Cowboy band. G. B. Sandefer. H-SU busi-1 to ness manager, announced this j morning that about 25 reservations had been made for the special j this not including members of the j asked Cowboy football squad or band. Other 'reservations are needed and today pleas went out to friends of the school urging them to join the California-bound delegation. Jack Simmons, who volunteered solicit money for financing the band trip, saicl this nioming that another S400 or is needed. He ail interested Abilenians to send in their donations. A total of about is needed, Simmons said. The soecial train is scheduled to leave Abilene at o'clock Wed- drug store at the nesday night and arrive in Los An- j with Sandefer. geles at o'clock Friday morn- ing. Rail fare for the trip ranges from S38.19 to Tickets have a 21- day limit, permitting an extended stay in California for those mak- ing the trip. Trip reservations may be made at the Reporter-News. Frank Myers Hilton hotel, or AT 40 BARRELS New Avoca Well Flows into Tanks Proves Opening Of Deep Field bers of the house of commons with the murder" in Paris of a Ger- man diplomat. Prime Minister Ne- ville Chamberlain informed the house of commons. NEGOTIATION'S HALTED The United States and other na- tions may join in the protest, ac- cording to the Daily Express politi- cal correspondent, who forecast ac- tion by the cabinet of Prime Min- ister Neville chamberlain. Chamberlain's plans for early ne- gotiations with the nazi-fascisi powers looking toward general Eu- ropean appeasement were under- stood to have been delayed indefi- See BRITAIN. Pg. 8, Col. 3 State Investigator Dies in Hotel Here Disappeared RETURNED TO LIFE His Fingerprints LOS ANGELES, Nov. pseudo Enoch Arden, Davis Rowland MacDonaid, 45, declared a legal suicide in February, 1935. but just brought back to life through his fingerprints. waited in the county jail to see what federal officials would do about a case like his. The former Pittsburgh broker disappeared February 14, 1924, leaving a note with his hat and coat on the bank of the Allegheny river telling his wife, Clara, he had "failed in business and as a She divorced him and married William M. Brown. In 1935 a federal jury declared MacDonaid legally dead and she collected on three insurance policies, including a war risk policy for issued on the former World war aviation lieutenant. "I was a coward." John Hanson, local Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, quoted him, as explaining why he had not carried out his suicide plans. "I went to New Orleans and started life all over again. I remarried late in 1924 and got into the office equipment business. We came to California 11 years ago." MacDonaid. under the name John Edgar Darcis. pleaded guilty to issuing a bad check for in Pasadena and was awaiting sentence November 21 when -his fingerprints, sent to Washington, disclosed his true identity. Grieving Mrs. Esther Davis answered the knock of newsmen at her Palmdale cottage, exclaiming "I'm glad you've Her 16-month-old son, Scott, apparently is suffering from pneumonia, she said, but she has no money to provide him with hospital attention. She has another son, older. Davis said she had lived in El Paso, and was the daugh- ter of the Rev, and Mrs. Edward H. Latson. She praised her husband's devo_tion and business ability, de- claring his troubles were due to his long fight to maintain the health of his sons. Lewis Attacks Critics, Hitler First Constitutional Convention of CIO Called to Order in Pittsburgh Abe Rosen. 4S. investigator for the Texas state police, died at a local hotel shortly before 7 o'clock last night of a heart attack. Rosen was stricken while standing in a drug store. He was taken to his! man of the Committee for Indus- room and died before an ambu- i trial Organization, brought 450 dei- THE GROTTO. Pittsburgh. Nov. i eel upon a defenseless people." UP) John L. Lewis, chair- j "I say to you that when United States government- lance could reach the hotel. According to state police here. Rosen had been investigating a case and was returning to Austin. Ke had stopped in Abilene for the night. Rosen had been with the state police three and he had lived in Austin the past 12 years. His undercover work, it was said, had resulted in many raids on il- legal gambling establishments. Surviving are his wife and a son, i Maxey, who is a senior student in the University of Texas. i A funeral coach from Austin ar- j rived early this morning to re- turn the body to Austin. j the does make that protest that the 20.000.- egates to its first constitutional j 000 CIO members, and their depen- convention to their feet in a noisy j dents, will support this government demonstration today when he struck 1 and defend he cried. back at his critics and attacked j The delegates rose to their feet. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as a "blood- whistled, screamed, applauded and The Weather thirsty wolf." Criticizing nasi programs against Jews "one of the most appalling acts in history." Lewis pounded a speakers' table with his massive hands as he roared demands that the state department protest vigor- ously against 'these cruelties inflict- Ballinger Jury Beains Probes CJOuay ABILENE and vicinity: Partly and warmer tonight ar.d Tuesday. West Toxas: Fair toni.cht nnii Tuesdav warmer in north tonight East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Tursriay. warmer in north anrf south-cen- tra! ,-ortior.. Hijrhost tempt1 rat Lowest tempers 1 stcrdav 62 s TEMPERATURES WARMER r> L'rv M'T Wet thermometer Relative humidiiy P.M. fiO fil 62 62 fiO 55 53 51 42 25 3S i; Mon. AM 44 44 43 44 45 47 50 53 57 62 64 50 BALLINGER. Nov. (SpU Grand jurors for the November term of 119th district court were empannelled this morning and im- mediately began investigation of 26 criminal cases submitted by Dist. i Atty. W. A. Stroman and Co Atty. i Roy L. Hill. Included In trie cases to be inves- i tigated are the murder charges against inspectors for the Tex- as liquor control board. Bill Strick- land of San Angelo and Robert Gamble of Abilene. The two in- spectors are charged jointly with the fatal shooting of Dan Liverman, BalHnger resident. Other cases to be investigated include burglaries, thefts, drunken driving and forgeries. Civil docket for the current term, to last five weeks, also is crowded.. court at- taches announced this-niorning. banged on desks. Lewis used the attacks on the Jews as a vehicle to compare what he describee as "villification" i of the C. I. O. His jaw stuck for- I ward, swinging his massive head I and rapping the table sharply, Lew- i is exclaimed: "I say to my feliowman and to i the rich gentile, to the rich Jew or j to any other American, that you cannot strike down in this country I a powerful movement of workers j such as the CIO which stands for equality and protection to any race. any minority, any religion or creed that exists in our country." This touched off another bois- ued two minutes. There were cheers and applause a moment later when he again shouted defiance of CIO foes. "I say to the people in high places who are now using their influence through newspapers and publica- tions to open the sluice gates of adverse propaganda against the CIO. the day may come when they will rush to the CIO for protection of their privileges and their he said. OPENED INFORMALLY The gathering at which the CIO will set itself as a permanent rival of the American Federation of Labor was opened formally in an atmosphere of gay informality. Large American fltgs adorned the walls. Tubing Scheduled Today on Griffin Strike in Jones Flow of 40 barrels per hour -open casing- was reported today from the Ungren Frazier et al No. 1 J. M. Griffin estate. Jones county discovery well naif a mile east of the town of Avoca and about two miles southwest of the Avoca field. It was rated at? nearly 1.000 barrels per day. Abilene office of Ungren Fraz- ier reported the well made approx- imately 3 barrels the first hour and increased to 40 barrels the second hour, and maintained that average. It was turned into tanks 1.500 barrels of storage having been noon Sunday and was allowed to flow until late last night. SEPARATE POOL Gauge on the first four hours was 155 barrels. The well was not drilled deeper, and is flowing from Palo Pinto lime from 3.247-50 feet, total depth. Plug was drilled out about 9 o'- clock Sunday morning nd the well began making small heads shortly afterward until it cleaned itself of mud into the pits. Operators were scheduled to run two-inch tubing this morning in preparation for official gauge and completion for railroad commission potential. Jones Siasney. Albany ge- ologists and part owners of the well, reported that the discov- ery ranked as an entirely sepa- rate pool from the Avoca field. It was first 'bought the well was an extension two miles to the southwest of the deep pro- ducing area since was struc- turally as high as field "wells. Location of the No. 1 Griffin es- tate is 466 feet from the north and west lines of the south half of sec- tion survey. about eight miles southeast of Stamford in northeastern Jones countv. Boosters Club Elects Tonight Annual election of officers of the Abilene Boosters club will be held tonight a: the Hotel Wooten. Din- ner will be served at 7 o'clock and the election win follow. An amendment to ;he constitu- tion, voted September 26. allows eight more directors on the board. Originally the constitution called for 12. The eight new directors will be elected tonight along with six others to fill expired terms. Officers and directors elected to- night will be installed at the first meeting in December. Jack Simmons is out-going presi- dent. Howard McMahon and Etfdie Cockerell are first and second vice- presidents, respectively. E, G. Wood is secretary, and Dub Wooten treas- Outgoing directors are Mark Where There's Smoke There's Sorority House NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14. Newcomb college girl bought, a pipe in a drug store "just for fun" and now it's se- rious. Jane Irwin of Mount Pleas- ant, Term., bought the pipe and some tobacco, took them back to her room, and had a tryout. Soon the pipe passed from hand to hand. In no time -the drug store sold out to the college girls its entire supply of tobacco and pipes, round, square, straight and droopy. It was estimated today that every girl on the second floor of the Josephine Louise house had her own pipe. Some of the sorority rooms were borrowing pipes for tryouts. After some nearly disastrous results the girls decided not to inhale. Gunmen Steal Car, Take Gas STAMFORD. Nov. Three men robbed a service station here late last night and escaped with S1S.22. The men threatened Glen Dot- son, attendant, and J. W. Dewees. a customer, with guns, locked them in a rest room, and took the money from a till. Dctson was able to obtain the license number of the robbers-' au- tomobile and police determined it had been 'stolen at Cisco. License number, of the automobile is 353-314. police here were advised. A description of the men was broad- cast by the Abilene snort wave radio station. One mar. was about 40 years old, and was six feet one An- other man was around 25 years o! age and of stocky build. No de- scription was furnished o: :hc third man. Hearing on Negro Killing Tuesday Arraignment of Robert Jackson, 29-year-old negro being held on a charge of murder ir. connection with the shooting of Carey Wood- this morning until 10 a. m. tomor- row. He will be arraigned before Jus- tice of the Peace Theo Ash. Jackson was arrested Saturday by city po- lice 15 minutes after the "fatal shooting. Coleman Prepares For Connolly Visit COLEMAN. Nov. Tom Connally rill speak at a soil con- servation program here next Mon- day, according to plans outlined by J, P. McCord, general chairman. He will speak at o'clock in the afternoon. Following the speaking Order Completes Move to Separate Educational Life BERLIN, Nov. The stock market slumped sharply today as leaders of Germany's Jews fran- tically sought to satisfy in- creasing Nazi demands design- ed to eliminate their participa- tion in German life. Many stocks dropped three, four or more points, largely because of sales by panic-stricken Jewish lead- ers who sought funds to repair ordered by the gov- in anti-Semitic riot- ing and to pay the mass fine ordered by the Nazis as a pen- alty "for the murder of a German diplomat in Paris. BANKERS TRY TO STEM TIDE It was reported from Hamburg that a prominent Jewish banker, Fritz Warburg, had been arrested. Aryans added to the financial slump by seeking- quick funds to take over businesses of promi- nent Jews who organized to fi- .nance the repairs and the fine. There were almost no buying orders, indicating that business leaders generally looked unfa- vorably on the possible econom- ic consequences of the govern- ment's sweeping new anti-Jew- ish laws and further restrictions which have been promised. Nazis made a quick effort to limit the slump when the Reich private bankers organization instructed members not to accept orders from Jews for sale of securities and not to lower their price limits for orders from Jews. Foreign financial circles believed the government would use the an- nual October census in which Ger- mans stated the amount of their property as the basis for collecting Lhe mass fine. Some foreign experts estimated that the Jews in Germany since Thursday had lost almost a quar- ter of their wealth. apart from the fine imposed on them, and repairs or- dered by the government totalling close to S500.000.000. Jews must naf- fer the repair of damage done by nazis. Thus the total cost to Jews was estimated roughly at marks in the last more costs indicated for the future. School Ban Goes In Force at Once BERLIN. Nov. of Education Bern hard Rust today expelled Jewish students from all universities, technical schools and other institutions of higher learn- ing ir. the latest move toward sepa- ration of Jews and Germans. The minister of education tele- graphed the rectors of all univer- sities ordering them to oust Jewish students immediately and not to permit any more to enter even for lectures which do not involve ex- amination for degrees. He said a decree embodying that order was being prepared and would be issued soon. This means final elimination of school system. Lower grade pupils from six to 14 years old were taken from German schools in 1936 and put into Jewish private schools. Jewish professors previously had beer, ousted. M'Mahon Made Reporter-News Assf. Publisher Hanks Delegates Administrative Tasks in Illness Appointment of Howard Mc- Mahon as assistant TDuhlisher of the Abilene Reporter-News was made today by Bernard i Hanks, publisher. Mr. Hanks, j who has been ordered to bed for three or four weeks by his doctor for a complete rest f ol- i lowing- a recent illness, said i Mr. McMahon would be in complete charge of the paper in his absence, relieving' him of many Ldministrative details in future. Mr. McMahon joined the paper aa foreign advertising manager four years ago, corning from the Dallas News. He was made advertising manager two years ago. Mr. Hanks also confirmed to- day appointment of Manly Hanks as business manager of the Reporter-News and Wendell Bedichek as managing editor. They had been servinf in these capacities for two years and 18 months, respectively. George W. McDaniel is circulatioa manager and Herbert Trantham manager of the classified advertising department. M. T. Scott is superin- tendent of the mechanical depart- ment and Al Padgett superintendent of the press room and stereotype de- partment. Frank Grimes, who has been edi- tor of the Reporter-News 19 year3t continues in that capacity. "All I hare to do for a time Is lie in bed and said Mr. Hanks, "but it's just about the hardest work I ever tried to do." He is improving rapidly, but Tisitlng Is discouraged. TexasPension Pay Assured J. C. Hunter Goes With Deer Hunting Party to Park Site EL PASO, Nov. Elect W. Lee O'Daniel said today that payment- of the full S30 old age pension was "We have many sugges- tions on how to pay he said, "but we just have not decided on. which method we will use." He indicated that the plan he will "follow will embrace the using; of funds saved by a more econom- ical state government, and "a cer- tain rearranging7' of state taxes. O'Daniel was enroute to Marfa to dedicate Highway 90. He was to spend the day at McKittrick can- yon, a proposed state park, site 120 miles east of Paso. "When we get the pension pay- ments and reorganisation of the state government arranged, we are going to work on the industrializa- tion of Texas." O'Daniel said. Members of his party includ- ing State Rep. Emmett Morse of Houston: Carr P. Collins of Dallas: Jesse McKee of Fort Worth: and J. C. Hunter of Abilene will hunt on the Ko- kernot ranch near Marfa, Pope Protests VATICAN CITY. Nov. Pope has protested formally to the king and to Premier Benito laws. Osservatore Romano, official Vatican organ, revealed today. The pope complained that; the racial laws violate the concordat between the Holy See and the Italian gov- ernment, which recognized the spir- itual and temporal power of the Vatican. Students Riot CAIRO. Egypt, Nov. Violent clashes between student supporters of the WAFD national- list) party and the government oc- curred at the University of Giza ernment was understood reliably today during ceremonies comrnem- have ordered dissolution j crating the death of seven students of all Rotary clubs in Italy. m the 1936 disturbances. Red Cross Rol Call Launched The Taylor county Red Cross chapter launched its annual mem- bership roll call this morning with 39 teams starting a canvass of Abi- lene's three divisions and rural Tay- lor county. Last minute instructions were given at a meeting this morning in the city hall auditorium by Robert C. Wylie. general chairman; Carl Sellers. chapter chairman, and Louis Montgomery. The membership roll call runs from Armistice day through Thanks- giving cay. During that time cap- tains will report at Montgomery's drug stcre. Goal for membership dues has been placed at and it is believed it will bs reached early. The four divisions and chairman of each: business district, Wylie: residential section, Mrs. W. H. Ely: rural section. L. R. Thompson; and industrial. Walter In the morning session Mont- gomery pointed out that of the spent by Red Cross in re- habilitation of Clyde, S3.5GO was furnished by the local chapter, the remainder coming from the nat- ional fund. He added further that of each membership. 50 cents goes into thp national treasury. In case the membership was amount for the local fund would be Sellers told of the fine work be- ing ccr.c in city and rural schools by the two nurses employed by the Red Cross. Rotary Banned ROME, Nov. srov- After White Tails, Black Tails- ABILENE DEER HUNTERS BEGIN EXODUS TO HILLS Lewis plunged into a pungently Bud Wilson, E. Kraselsky, j there will be a tour of various proj- i Walter Jarrett, Don Waddington, See LEWIS, 8, CoL 1 and Al Stowe. ects of soil and water conservation in Coleman county. The deer hunters are taking toting Sunday night, while the general 16 hills. I exodus will begin in the small hours Between 175 and 200 hunting II- by local depart- ments, with the big rush coming this morning. The hunting parties started leav- censes had been issued sporting goods stores and tomorrow. Abilenians will hunt white tail deer in the Mason county area, on the ranches around San Antonio and in the hilly country around Del They are going to the Ttevis mountains and to the Big Bend country for black tail. Unhappiest man as the season opens is W. T. St. John, game ward- en. At heart, he's a deer hunter; bufc with the duck season opening on the same date as the deer season, he will be busy m this area. Hell be keeping ,.iab on thf-'duck hunters. ;