Abilene Reporter News, November 15, 1938

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November 15, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OPFENSB TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'iUH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 168. ABILENE, MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS GET PROMOTIONS HOWARD McMAHON AROUSED BY MEASURES AGAINST JEWS- U. S. Calls German Envoy Home For Report WENDELL BEDICKEK (Photos by Thurman.) Name M'Mahon Asst, Publisher Physician Orders M. B. Hanks To Bed For Rest Appointment cf Howard McMa- hon as assistant publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News was made yesterday by Bernard Hanks, pub- lisher. Mr, Hanks, who has been ordered to bed for three or four weeks by his doctor for a complete rest following a recent Hlnefs. sale Mr. McMahan would be In complete charge of the In his absence, relieving him of many administra- tive details In future. Mr, McMahon joined Ihe-paper as forci'gn advertising manager four years ago, coming from the Dallas News. He was marie advertising manager two years ago. Mr. Hanks also confirmed today flppofnfmeiH of SlanJy as business manager ot _the Renortcr- Ncw.s and Wendell Bedichck as managing rditor. Ther had been Fcrving in these capacities for two years and 18 months, respectively. George W. McD.inie] is circula- tion manager and Herbert Trant- ham manager of the clarified nd- vcrtking department. M. T. Scon is superintendent of the mechani- cal department and Al Padgett superintendent of the prrss room and stereotype department. Frank Grimes, who has been edi- tor of Ihe Reporter-News 19 years, centimes in that capacity. "All I have (o do for a time Is Up in bed and rnici Mr. Hanks, -hut !fs jiisl about the hardest work I ever tried (o do." He n Improving rapidly, but visiting i.s discouraged. Germans Draft New Edicts To Penalize Jews Jewish Students Expelled From All Universities BERLIN, Nov. New decrees to ostracize Jews and regulate Jewish life in dc- :ail were being drafted by ex- perts in German cabinet min- istries tonight in oantinuation of nazi Germany's anti-Semitic campaign. STOCK SALES MANNED Jewish students were e-xpellcd from all universities and other In- stitutions of higher learning today and other measures, aimed at pre- venting German: from rubbing el- bows with were in prepara- tion. Previously Jewish professors had been ousted, and ir> 1036 lower grade pupils from six to H years old were taken from G-iman schools and put Into private schools. Besides the education order, Jews were temporarily, to sell on the Berlin exchange, and Ihe Jewish automobile club was banned. The sljr.it exchange order was designed to keep the market from falling In Ihe face of reports from the provinces that there had been heavy-sellisif offers on behalf of Jews. The forelgi office, meanwhile, apparently had been prepared for a British delivered by Sir George Ogl.vle-Forbes, British charge d'affaires. BEADY FOI! FliOTEST The proles, was against an arti- cle In Propaganda Minister Pau1 Joseph Goebbels' newspaper De: Angrlff which linked the names o: several British statesmen with tha of Herschel Giynstpan, Jewish youth who milled Ernst von Rath German embassy secretary. Undersecretary Ernst Woermann was said to answered the pro test by relcivlns to an interview Goebbels gave t'j Reuters, British news agency, Saturday. In the in terview Goeobe's was quoted a saying he did know of an' slight to the British statesmen bu that If anyone had been wronged rectification would be made. While new decrees were nude; preparation In several ministries the finance was busy an alyzlng Jewish wealth and at tempting to decide how it would levy the fine imposed upon Jews toe tht slaying of von Rath. The ministiy's hardest task was lo separate German-Jewish wealth from that of foreign Jews, who were exempt from the fine. Includ td in the estimated Jewish wealth lei Germany are the holding of 180.000 Jews who hav- e-migrated si.ite 1933, and it was believed their property would b seized In Its entirety. The Weather Runnels Grand Jury Probing 26 Cases i -Grand jurors for tin November trrm of 119th rilstrkt court m Runnels county bogan invisligallng 26crim- Inal cases Monday as the term opened. County Atton.ev Roy Hill said he dirt not a report before Wednesday or Thursday. Included ;n Mir, cases boin? in- vestigated r.re murder charges against two insjioctois lor the, Tex- as liquor conho! board. Bill ftirick- Iflnd of and Bob Gani' bell of Abilene. ABU.KM: si KAST TFVlSi Tartly nil uarrnti Crnlte In nKxiftale futcil WKST TKXAS: Vnlr TursdAy and 4: tO, sunMi NAZI LOOTING OF JEWISH PROPERTY CALLED 'SPONTANEOUS, POPULAR' The windows of many fine Berlin shops were, left gaping black holes, like (hose In Ihe radiopholo above, when Nazi mobs all over Germany system- atically destroyed Jewish prop- erty, and looters pillaged after them. 1 f "Spontaneous, popular dem- onstrations" was- the description Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels gave the recent _ wholesale destruc- tion of Jewish property In Germany. Here the Nail Propa- ganda Minister (center, wear- Ing light coat and dark trous- ers) Is shown In v a newly re- ceived picture as fellow Nails toasted him In beer on his 41st birthday. SIMILAR TO AFL MESSAGED CIO Peace Group Reports On. FDR's Plea Report To Map Future Course More Money H-SU BAND TO KNOW TODAY IF IT MAKES TRIP A decision is Due by hoon today as to whether the Cow-joy band will be aboard when the Reporter-News specal train to the Hardin-Slm- mons-Loyola football game leaves Abilene Wednesday evening. Jack Simmons, volunteer solici- tor who Is attempting to raise funds to send the last night that additional money was needed to send 30 members of the band west, but that he ht'ped it would be In the morning mall. Three new reservations and a gift from Harley Sadler, Tex- as, .showman, ..were received Mon- day. Sadler's gift Vent info the band trip fund. G. B. Sandefer, H-SU band and athletic manager, said that 25 res- ervations had been made for the train, this not including the foot- ball squad and band. -..Trip reservalions may., be., made at the Reporter-News, Frank Myers drug store, or with Sandefer. Bacon Elected Boosters Head Director No. 16 To Be Selected At Next Meeting In seml-annua1 election of offi- cers, Charles was chosen president of the Boosters club last night to succeed Jack Simmons. Other new oincers are E. G. Wood, first vice president; p.-snk Hobbs. seconi vice president; Clar- ence Solnlck, sccictary, and Eddie Cockerell, ireajurej. Retiring officers besides Simmons are Howard Mc.Mahon, first vice president; Cocke'Cll, second vice preidenl; WuJd. secretary, and Dub Woolen, Fifteen directors were nam- ed, while one ollitr Is yet to be se- lected to the board of 16. Fovir men were tipd on the sixteenth ballot, and a nnuif will be held at Ihe next club meeting. Ecctcd fo: six month terms are Cecil Chcnowcth Charles lord, Mark Woraack, Nick Crain and Bill Reiny directors chos- en for one jtar terms are Jack Simmons, flal.rr Jarretl, Merle Gruver, Ho.vard McMahon, Grover Nelson, Al Stowc. Bryan Bradbury, Wally Akin and c. Moss, 5 Britons Killed LONDON, Nov. Five royal air force Illcrs were killed In three crashes Utfay. bringing to 201 Ihe number of deaths this year in military avtattop accidents. OPENING Orators Blow Hot And Cold On New Deal At Bankers' Meeting County Acts To Check Typhoid Half Dozen Cases Reported At Wylie; Chemist Probes Sanitary Conditions Taylor county commissioners court toot action Monday against possi- ble spread of typhoid fever In the county, after half a dozen cases were reported in the Wylie community. The court entered an order employing K. A. Arrant as county chem- ist for one month to check sanitary conditions in the county. Arrant will begin today a complete check of possible sources of the fever In the Wylte vicinity. Later he will make tests on Ihe water sup- plies of all county schools. "We've got to get at the root of Commissioner R. E. Dillard said, in expressing a sentiment com- mon to the court. "It wouldn't do for it to get Into the schools." In the Hendrick Memorial hos- pital for treatment for typhoid fever is Mrs. C. R. Waldrop. Sev- eral other members of her family and a related iamily are reported ill. Some of the cases are several days old. Curtis of Anson was also a typhoid patient in the hos- .piial last night. Attendants .-aid his condition was favorable. Dr. Scott W. Hollis. cty-county health officer, was out of town last night on a deer-hunting trip and could not be contacted in regard lo the matter. The commissioners court will meet apaln next Monday to inquire fur- ther into the matter, with the com- missioners individually keeping an eye on the situation in the mean- time. Arrant was hired on a temporary basis, and will be paid SoQ for the month's part-lime services. HOUSTON'. NU by orators uhc blew hot and cold on the Hooievi't administration, old ase pr-nsJiMs dicta- tors abroad, tru' nation's bankers tonlsht (Iran their calendar of prcllmlnii.-y meetings and ?ot ready for tomnirow's opening 01 Ihe American IVnkrrs awocialion convention. At Iwo meetings the gathering of bank division ixccutivcs and Ihe assembly of state frank the monied men heard ll-.e r.pw deal castigated by cconomtsti. or. of whom. lalm A. Irwin o! Xew York, pieadod (or new leaders to "un- tangle the wirW; greatest financial mess." Russell G. of San Pran- cijco. .il the national bank division ot Ihe pleaded for a stronger refutation "of the many and varied lending agencies 9-hich Ihe government now operating in competition the activities of banks." Dr. Paul P Cadman. San Fran- cisco ccomir.'s1, said the nation should not bf "to the men- are of a fah-' philosophy masquer- ading under rt noWc emotion, which propo.es n distribution ot teal wealth by mcihcds which would tvo.ikui i not destroy, both IKrsoiMlity i-n.t responsibility In the bulk o: ihe hcneficiaries. J. N" CJuon Colo. urged abolishment W liir aii valorem base for n.onev or bank capital. President C-va.' W Adams of Salt I.nkc City, utan will open the ABA convention IIUTOW with his an- nual jdrtro.vs jt-fse H. Jones of Houston, ch.ilimiih ot the Rccon- ilruction corporation, and W. J. Canwvu ot will ad- circss the co.ucution during the day. Federal Workers Groups Pick Abilene Some sort of a near record will be set here next July 20-22 when (our stale will be In prosrec-s at the same time. I Announcement carr.c yesterday (hat the convention of the Texas Federation of .Federal Em- ployes would be held in Abilene on those dates. H. A. San Antonio is president of the state body. Previously, the Rural Letter Car- riers' association, the Texas Stale Dranfh ol the Unilod National Assoclatior. of Postofficc Clerks and the District Leasue of Poslmaslcrs -also a statewide organization- had elected Abilene as theiv con- tention city and July 20-22 as the dates. Enter Hospital Va, John Monk Saunders. hi.' actress wife Fay Vv'ray. and their Infant dautthter .vcrp nil in the University of Virginia hospital lo- night, but neither they nor the hospital would say why. 39 Teams Open Red Cross Call Annual membeiphlp drive of the Taylor couiity red cross was launched as 39 soliciting _ went on the field. Robert B. roll call, chairman of the optimistic last nlrht trial establianmints more time. as to prospcvts foj the drive. Only three teams had made partial re- ports. however Wylic expiesscd hope that the business sec'foti would be canvassed within a day; although Indus- will require W. D. Gulledje who has charge of solicitation arr.ung city school teachers, said last night that 100 per cent of the in three schools Lamar and Cen- a'rfiily Joined. Other re- ports from schools are due dally. The membership roll call runs from ArmWfce day Thanksgiving Goal for member- dues has placed at H.500. Jones Leads Area In Ginning Totals WASHINGTON. Xrrv 14 The department of commerce's No- vember 1 tabulation of cotton gin- nines showed Jones county to lead a 20-county area in central West Texas. In Jones county bales hive been ginned. HasKell county ran jeconri with 23.693. Fisher tlit.-d alth arid Runnrls county, last year's leader, ran fourlh Other counties: C.iltoh.in Coke coieman 7.750, Dickens W.5SO. Rutland MS Howard 7.555. 22.262. Martin Scurry Stonewall Taylor, 11.- Throckmortoii 1.241 Hitler Denounced As 'Bloodthirsty .Wolf 'By Lewis PITTSBURGH, Nov.' 15 (Turjday) The Com- mltlte tor Industrial Organiza- tion, acting spfrfllj on Presi- dent Roosevelt's renewed' plea for peace and onU7 within labor's ranks, completed a draft early this morninf ot what a spokesman described u a "factual report" of peace negotiations between Ihe CIO ind A. F. of L. LABOR FEAIE ASKED Seeking an enci to the three-year warfare between the C. I. O. and American Fede.-ailon of Labor, Mr. Roosevelt in a letter called upon the first C. 1 O. constitutional con- vention to leave open "every possi- ble door to access to peace and progress in the ailalrs of organized labor in the United States." C. I. p. Chairman John L. Lewis said the lettei sould 'be given "earnest anu profound considera- tion." One htsli official of the C. I. O. said the peace committee would draft report for the con- vention and recommend some def- inite future course. The chief executive's message was his second in recent weeks and substantially the same as that sent to the A. F. L. convention In Hous- ton where I: ww received without demonstration. "If the gras gains already made are to be consolMjted, for the ben- efit of the workers as well as the M: Roosevelt wrote, "It is essential mat there be co- operation amont the wage earning groups, and because of this, I ven- ture to express Ihe hope, as I did to the Ameiicaii Federation of La- tor, that eve.-> possible door to ac- cess to pearj ana progress In the affairs of- organized labor in the United Stalls left open." "Continued dissension can only lead to loss of influences and pres- tige to all labor. Otv the other hand, collective bargaining will be furth- ered by a united labor movement making for cooperation, and labor peace which will be In the inter- est of all Americans." Lewis dcciareo In opening the convention itu' Adolf Hitler might 'extend his domain into the realm of the weslfn. hemisphere" and Sc: CIO. Pj. 7, Col. 8 Accused Negro To Be Arraigned Today Robert Jacksrn 29-yez.r-old negro being Held -in -i nf murder In connection witn the shooting ot Carey woman, will rv srralsni'il .it 10 o'clock today be- fore Justice o! the Peace Thto Ash. New Nickels Go On Sale Today WASHINGTON, Nov. new TKomas Jefferson nickel will make Its debut to- morrow mo-nlng when of the coins go on sale at the. nation's banks mil- lions will 'be' minted ieedeoV On one side of the -coin Is the profile or the .third preat- dent and authsr of the declara- tlon of independence, while beautiful home Is represented o.n the other. Jefferson becomes the- third, person to be pictured on a reg- ular coin of the United States. George has been, on several and since 1332 has adorned the. quarter, while Abraham Lincoln has been on the penny since'1909. The only individuals hon- ored were on special coins. 'Mad Sculptor' Pleads Guilty" Irwin Accepts Prison Sentence In Easter Slayings NEW Nov. ert Irwin, the 'mad sculptor" wh killed a mother and beautlfu daughter and their apartmen boarder on Easter mom, 1937, to day protesting gib life (n prison rathe lhan the possibility of death In th ekctric chair. The 3I-yejr-i.'c! one-time dlvln ity student and erstwhile asylun inmate was pleorled guilty to sec ond degree inLVder before comple tlon ol a jury to try him on degree charges, "I looked i'. up In the dictionary he screamed, "and it said murde was the malicto killing of on person by aru.tr.pr. There was nolh uig malicious In what I did." Irwln's rlctirrj were Veronlc Oedeon, yiung photograph ers' model; ner mother, and Fran Byrnes, all sULi u the early mom ing In a. rage -j! twisted jealous over Irwin's th.vartcd suit to wi the affectloiw of Veronica's siste who marrM anctner. District Attorney Thomas Dewey said he would recommend sentence of 90 years to life for eac of the three nrnders and that the should be servM consecutively. Conveys Jisapproval Of lewish Policies Ickes Protests Reich 'Assaults' In Radio Speech WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 AP) The United States overrun ent, plainly aroused by be _ sweeping measures taken gainst Jews by German nazil, ailed its ambassador home to- ijht for "report and consalti- ion.'1 NOT DIPLOMATIC BREAK While officials Issued no itate- ent, it was clear the move vu ntmded to convey to the relch'j eaders and to the world that Vashlngton strongly disapproves he treatment meted out to minori- les In Germany. The ambassador, Hugh R .WU- on, was directed to make his oumey home immediately such IgnUieance was. attached to'the' nove, it Is one taken only to case of outstanding Importance. The, step does not however, mean a break. In diplomatic, Secretary of. the Interior Jcltej, protesting tonight what he describ- ed as the "assaults against civlllia- ion" taking place in Germany, said .prepared tttt of radio speech: "No nation can. Jive unto itwJi alone. The. time comes when neither nan nor nation can live irithout the descent respect of their fellow men." Senator Kliur. (D-UUh) u. that the United Stattt and other nation bad ample- reason U adTlw 'Ger- many that thtj -wouM break Of diplomatic with her U the continued her penera- Uon of Jews. f-: i Wilson will confer Roosevelt .and also with secrttatr Hull, provided not au-eady ielft'ror'fiie Pah-Amer- fean Peru. date of Hull's 'departure has "been moved up one bom Saturday to Friday of-'not week. The treatment of Jews, Includ- ing American Jews, to Germany, will form only one topic of con- sultation. Unofficial reports have reached the slate department that property of American Jews has .suffered in the current anti-SemiticJ campaign. No protest has yet been made in Berlin on this score. Visit Decribed As Normal In Berlin BERLIN, Nov. Ttiit ot Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson to the United States was. describee! here tonight as the normal visit'of a diplomat to, his home country.-' His journey- to Washington, was announced privately to Berlin paper corespondents two weeks aS9 before the Jewish question became acute. Stamford Suspects Seized FOKT WORTH, Nov. Two men arrested late today in connection with a robbery at' Stam- ford and theft of an automobile. at Cisco last night, were taken to Cisco tonight oy Chief ot Police M. L. Perdue and Constable W. W. Eddleman of that city. The men, both from Cisco, were quoted by A. Howerton, -city homicide officer, las blaming whis- key for their first venture Into crime. The suspects were arrested while riding In the automobile reported at Cisco, HowerUm said. Japan To Reply To U. S. Friday TOKYO. Nov. (Japanese news agency) said today Japan would reply Fri- day to the United States' protest against clwlnj the "open door" In China with a demand for revision of "understandings respecting China made immediately after the world war." To Provide Security For YLUUI V INCOME PLANS ANNOUNCED BY GMC DETROIT. Nov. H.- to give him 60 per cent of his stand- weekly ratiilnjs, Including un- Motors Corp benefit plans, effective in 1939. in- tended to give approxmiatcly 150.- 000 hourly-wage employes within Ihe United States (he economic se- curity of assured wee'tly incomes. Alfred P. Sloan, jr. chairman of the corporation, said a similar plan applicable to salaried em- wou'.d be Announced soon. Hourly wage workers with five years or more of service will be eligible for the "General Motor? Income security plan." under which the corporation will advance to each employe In periods of curtailed employment an amount sufficient. employment compensation and pay for any other regular employment, The "standard week" Is to be fig- ured at 40 hours. Hourly workers with two or mere years of service who are not within the first plan will Employes who receive the benefits will repay the corporation by work performed when production in- creases. Repayment can be. made Li r.o o.'her manner, Sloan plair.ed. The plans will bwpplicaole only to empiuyet of tne corporation and wholly owned subsidiaries "within ,.v. eligible for the "General Motors I the United States. To bo eligible lAy-off benefit under which for the Income security plan, an the corooration will advance a sum (employe must be In the employe sufficient to give each worker per cent of his standard weekly earnings, with some restrictions no: included in the plan for five-year employes. the corporation during December, 1933. Employes who work any time- after December 1. 1933. will be ellitihv for participation in the lay- off benefit plia. ;