Abilene Reporter News, November 16, 1938

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November 16, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas OWM NEWSPAPER VOL. LVIII, NO. 169. "WJTHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSB TO PRIKNDS OR FOES WE SKIftCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS WITH LIMA CONFERENCE DRAWING NEAR- ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, PAGES. rRH PRICE FIVE CENTS Pan-American Quarantine Of Germany Looms As U. S. Obiective 15.-WV- lenllal severance of diplomatic inglon Benin is likely to bedis- can delation at h.H WASHINGTON, Nov. A virtual moral quarantine of nazi Germany by the United Slates be- cause of harsh en'll-Jewlsh meas- ures In Hie relch appears to be a possibility now lhat Ambassador Hugh R. Wllw.i has been called home from Bcr.ln While Wilson was summoned nominally tu riporl and con- sult, (he Implications of a po- lenllal severance of diplomatic relations with Germany In di- rect humanitarian protest are so strong as to suggest (o ob- servers lhat Washington Is in- vlting other nations, particular- ly those of the Fan-Amarlcan family, to follnw suit. Tlie imminence of the Pan- American conference at Lima. Peru, where the tension between Wash- ington and Berlin is cusscd along the ''good neigh- bor" purposes ot the United States rearmament problem, adds to the Impression that Wilson's orders are traceable to motives of national policy. President Rooseveil's selection of his 1836 republican rival for the presidency. AlfYcc' M. Landon of Kansts, for unite on the Ameri- can delegation at Lima, had al- ready omphaswd his hope of showing to world, particularly to Germany, that whatever discord In (his countiy over domestic pol- icies Berlin read into retuns of the recent nsliona! elections, it does not apply lo major foreign policy. During the American election campaign there was virtually no AS 'HARD TO BELIEVE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY'- debate over thi, president's an naunced purpose to propose re- armament on a gigantic scale. That was read In-Mrlng non-partisan support for program In con- gress, whatever wrangling may de- velop .over Its dclalls and finan- cing. On top of thai has now come a national reaction lo the Ger- man against Jews. In ordering Amlusudor Wilson home with no denial ot the In- terpretation here and abroad that the move a virtual black- listing of Germany In a diplo- matic sense, Washington Is ap- parently urjtaj: action, not words of protest alone. A nation-wide symposium of re- bukes to Germany by former Presi- dent. Hoover, former Governor Landon. Secrelary Ickes of the Roosevelt cabinet and religious leaders lent if own Impressive background of national solidarity to the Implications of the message summoning Ambassador Wilson Whtthir this will lead to sim- ilar steps by other countries to Isolate German; diplomatically is still to be seen. An Immediate effect of the situation, however. It in redouble the expectation amont jton political ob- servers iha'. the Roosevelt re- armament program will hue smooth sailing In the neit eon- yress. He has to make tint wave ot American public reaction, Just a week aftfr a bitter election campaign, one of national harmony that Ignored paitj lines. Roosevelt Denouncesjteich Anti-Jewish Violence Reveals Plans lo Strengthen U. S. Air Force Prompted Order For Return Of Envoy, He Says WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (AP) President Roosevelt denounced the German dicta- torship's treatment of Jews to- day as almost beyond belief, and then pictured a vast two- continent defense system in which all the Americas would present a united front against aggression from abroad. SHOCKED' His remarks or. the Jews, given out of a press conference, were as follows; "The news of the past few days from Germany has deeply shocked .public opinion Ir the United States. Such news from any part of the world vould inevitably produce a similar proio'ina reaction among American In every part of the nation. "I myself could scarcely be- lieve that such things oc- cur In a twentieth century civil- ization. "With a vltsr lo faiiiinj a first hind picture of the sit- uatlon in Germany, I asked the secretary of stile lo order our ambassador In Berlin to return at once for report and consul- tation." Thus Mr. RooFtvelt disclosed that he himself was bicfc of yesterday's order calling Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson home. Mr. HoosevcH said he could not disclose how lone the ambassador would stay here. This gave rise to speculation that the envoy might be kept at home In- definitely. Mr. Roosevelt's word on military defenses were closely linked, in his listener's minds lo his stale.nent about Germany because of wide- spread speculation that the total- itarian reich may seek to extend Its influence in Latin America. Mr. Roosevelt declared that, as one means of insuring protection for the 20 American republics and Canada, he and his aides are dis- cussing an increased air force. He indicated he favored making it strong enough at least lo help defend the enti.'c wrs'.ern hemi- sphere as well a: the United Stales See FD11, fg. )2, Col. 6 Bishop Meets M.E. Presiding Elders MEMPHIS. Nov. Ivan Lee Holt, president ot the Northwest Texas conference of the Methodist church, met tonight with presiding ciders of the conference's nine districts In a closed session preparatory to opening the anr.ual meeting here tomorrow. Many of the 150 delegates espect- fi to attend the meeting were streaming into Memphis tonight. Ask Volunteers In Red Cross Drive More volunteer.- could be in the Taylor Couny Red Cross chap- ter's membership drive between now and Thanxsjiving, Treasurer E. E. Hollingshcf.d said last nljht aflcr a glance a; ihe books. No work nas yet been done on industrial firms, and other divisions of the campaign are moving slowly Only two of the 39 teams have rcatie complete icpo-ts. Ihe Weather RHlf TKXAS UVST l> r In MilhfrL) iy ind [MIT- Not Shock Treatment For Other Mental INSULIN REPORTED SPEEDY CURE FOR DELIRIUM TREMENS AND INSOMNIA OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. WV-A new use of Insulin In the treatment of delirium tremens and similar menial disorders was reported today to the Southern Medical associa- tion. Dr. G. Wilse Robinson Jr. of Kansas City, lilo., declared lhat the hormone, already In wide use In the shock treatment of almost hopeless mental cases, may be even more useful in the treatment of milder forms of insanity. Such patients, who suffer from wifd hallucinations, In- ability to eat or sleep, and have suicidal impulses, can be brought back to normal within 24 Hours with small doses of Insulin, he said. The treatment has been used on hundreds of persons In a Kansas City hos- pital with no unfavorable re- sults, he added. Insulin seems to act as a stim- ulant for the entire body In re- moving toxic poislns which ac- cumulate when a eats or drinks loo much or loo little or Is under severe mental strain. These poisons, ordinarily eliminated through the liver, cause an expansion of the blood vessels which feed the brain PERMANENT CONGRESS SET UP- and leakage Into the brain tis- sue Itself. The result, Dr. Robinson de- clared, is a genera) fogging up of the mental processes, caus- ing a person to have imaginary Ideas, be unable to orient him- self In his enviroment, and to develop Into a maniac. However the administration of small doses of Insulin has been found to calm such patients, enable them lo sleep, regain their appetites, and re- turn to normal. Such use of insulin is not the shock treatment used In treat- dementia praecox and other mental diseases caused by In- fections or degeneration of brain tissues, the Kansas City physician declared, but is milder treatment which al- ready promises exceptional re- sults. CIO Votes 'No Compromise1 In Labor Rift Stanford Coeds Rise In Protest Against Pretty, High-Kicking Majorette Of Band i 1? "-fr-lndlsnant coeds went before the Stanford student body executive committee tonight In an ef- fort to have charming ll-year-old Maxlne Turner ruled off the foot- otui Maxine Is the majorette of Slanford's 100 piece band and Ihe one Iruly bright spot this season on Stanford's gridiron where the teams has performed rather dismally. wnere tne i ?Un'orti women's conference objects to the little hljhkick- ng hand-springing, bare-legged brunette because her majorettelna Is unbecoming a Stanford woman" and she Isn't a Stanford woman In the first place. Maxine, a San Lcandro high school student who hopes to be a Stanford coed next year, thought the conference "very narrow mind- ed. Cummings Will Leave Cabinet President Takes Attorney-General's Resignation; Son James Quits Post WASHINGTON, Nov. S. Cummings, 69-year-old at- torney gjneral. will leave President Roosevelt's cabinet in January to re- sum" Hie private practice of law. The president disclosed at his press conference today that Cummin's had asked to be relieved and said the has not yet been formally be effective early In the new vear. The date has not been determined. At Ihe same time. Mr. Roosevelt said his 30-year-old son. James, haa resigned from the White House secretariat pending his complete re- covery from an operation he had last September. James, now recuperat- ing on a California ranch, is ex- peeled to return to his post in the spring. The president said he had not considered, so far, appointment of a successor to Cummings. James' post probably will not be filled dur- ing the interim. In announcing Cummings' in- tention to resign, the chief execu- tive took cognizance for the first lime of persistene reports of pos- sible cabinet changes He lefl the door open for other cabinet replace- ments when he told Inquirers Ihere were no other resignations as yet There have been reports that Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper might leave the cabinet, as C3 fii HOMER Cl'MMISGS well a.s Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring. Secretary 01 Navy laude A. Swanjon. Pnumaster eneral James A. Farley and Sec- retary of Labor Frances Perkins. The president told reporters he was sorry to se Cummings go be- he had made a splenrtM rec- ord uirlng his live ar.d bait years service in the nsiSoa's !aw de- partment. Cummings. who r.ppcared person- ally before the- supremn court In several new deal cases. Including !h? litigation resullin; ie- Sce CABINET, re. S Named In Bankruptcy Suit NEW YORK. Nov. An Involuntary bankruptcy petition was filed today in the U. S. district court against the Associated Oas 4: Electric Co.. big utillly holding com- pany with n far-Hun? chain of opcrflling and sub-holding compan- ies. The action was brought Ihe Chandler act which supplement- ed the federal bankruptcy act. and which makes it possible for three security holders with claim.! of more llian So.OOO to file a petilion for re- oiganl7Atton. based upon allegations a corporation Is unable to claims as they mature. A principal contenlion of the peti- lion was thai the associated com- pany was paying dividends for sub- sidiary companies out of funds not properly so applied. The name of Howard C. Hopson. who has been prominently Identifier) with the company, although he is no longer an officer, was brought into the proceedings bv the petition- ers. Imredi Asked To Form New Cabinet BUDAPEST, iNov. cabinet of Premifi Bela Imrcdi re- signed tonight to clear the way for formation of a scvernmcnt charged wltr- Ihe task of in- corporating newly gamed from Czech )slov.'kia Admiral Nicholas Horthv. the regent, fmmedf'My asked Imrcdi to form a new Colls Hitler 'Mad' WASHINGTON, Nov. IS Mary Pickford told the National Women's Pre.w club today tliat Hitler is "mart as a March hare" anrt that the United Slates must "arm to the teeth" to prolrct democracy. On Name, Aim Debate Will Be Resumed Today On Constitution PITTSBURGH, Nov. .16 (AP) C.I.O. set itself up to- night as a permanent Congress of Industrial Organizations after answering President Roosevelt's plea for labor peace with the declaration it wonld accept "no compromise" with the A. P. of L. DEBATE KESl'MED Delegates to me union's first convention adopisd two articles of a proposed corfUtution. The first gave the organlzetoin its new name and the second set forth the ob- jects of the corgjess. Action on the remaining articles was hailed jbruptly 4S minutes be- lore schedul-d adjournment tune by renewal of debate on the second article. Joseph Curran, head of the na- tional maritime union, and Harry Bridges, c. I. o. director on the west coast, saij they believed the article should be reconsidered after copies of the constitution had been distribuled to Iht 500 delegates. Their motion v.-pt not acted upon but Ihe meeiino was adjourned un- til tomorrow. The proposed constitution, which will be given first, consideration tomorrow, resembles in many re- spects that of tile A. p. of gives the central organization more power In some icspects and more dues per member 5-CEXT ASSESSMENT A per capita tax assessment ot live cents a month, on the member- ship of nations! and International union was propped, compared with the present tw.j cents per member assessment similar units of Ihe A. F. ot U, whtcij includes a special assessment of om cent. Members of local Industrial un- ions, with charters resembling the "federal" cnarUrs Issued by the A F. of L. would tc taxed 50 cents a month, wllh 35 cents by the federation. The retentions executive coun- cil has the power to suspend na- tional and international unions it did ihe eigm big unions which formed c i o.. three years ago but only Ihe c I. o.'s convention would have the authority to sus- pend or expel one of lls unions. The c. I. O 's executive board will have The A. F. of L board has 15. The convention staged a U-min- ute aemonstralwn after adopting without dissent the officers' reporls which included Ihe declaration "with linali-y -no compromise" in peace negotiations. Livestock Ranges Needing Moisture AUSTIiV. Nov. 15 t.r, _ Texas IlvrjlofX suffered from lack o: rain In October and entered Nov- ember at 75 per cent ot normal, the U. S. department of agriculture re- Ported today. An exception the hish plains sion of the panhandle The re- mimdir of the panhandle. Ihe cen- tral Texas blacklands and south central Texas suffered material df- Icrior.ition. I On Nov. 1 cattle sheep were 31 oer rent of normal and eoats were i'I cent, sli down ont point from AS LEWIS OPENS CIO CONVENTION John L. Lewis is shown1 on, the platform opening the CIO con- vention at Pittsburgh, as he made a slashing attack on foes of industrial unionism and-on European oppression of "Jews. (Associated Press Photo.) Slacks Wearer Gets Sentence Hearing On Writ Of Habeas Corpus Slated Thursday LOS ANGELES, Nov. Outspoken Helen Huliclc, IJJS'AH- geles school tescher, today was sentenced (o Jih for five days be- cause she wor3 slacks Into Muni- cipal Judge Arthur Guerin's court, and was released on a writ of habeas corpus alter serving one hour. She also climbed out of the blue denim blouse and skirt the Jail matron hail gi-.-fn her. and got right back Into (lie slacks. Superior Judgt Clarence Klncaid granted the writ of habeas corpus and set nest Tlursday for a hear- ing to delermlr.v whether the kin- dergarlen Inslructor was in con- tempt. William Kalz, Miss Hulick's lawyer, said she would appear In Ihe hljher court, "OTarlnf the same slacks and sweater, Jusl lo be consistent." Yesterday, judje Guerin refused lo allow Mhs Hulick lo teslily against two accused of robbing her houie because ihe was attired in graj -green slacks and form fitting sweater. He told her to go lime and chanje to "women's and to come back today. Today she wore the slacks and a red and white Ki-use. Guer- ln let her tfstitv and then sen- tenced her to das's for con- fpmnt. Site Selected For Veterans Hospital Xov. fite on Ihe outskirts of Dallas for i new veterans' hospital has been picked by President Roosecvlt. the veterans' administration announced today. Bids for consiniction of the hospi- lal will be advertised FrKtiy and will be opened here Dec. 20. construction orobably will get under way by Jan The hospital at win cost 41.200000, nrd inolher at Anmlilo Water And Milk Samples Taken Chemist Reports Six Stricken With Typhoid At Wylie First steps against the spread of a minor typhoid fever epidemic In the Wylle community were laken yesterday by H. R. Arrant, county 'chemist. Arrant said last night that a pre- liminary Investigation, showed that six persons of the community had the fever or were recuperating from H. Cause of infection in all the cases was still unknown. The victims hate been members of two lamllles. the Charles Wai- drop family and hts mother's fam- ily. Mrs. W. c. Waldrop. Both the homes are ntar the Wylle school house. Veslerday Arrant obtained watsr and milk samples from both of the 'yphoid stricken homes and water samples from the Wylle school. Fri- day he Is to collect milk and water samples from every home In the Wylie community, about 130 in all. The samples will oe tested for typhoid inoculation. Definite steps against, spread of the disease will be taken after location ot the cause. Arrant said last night that water and milk samples would be taktn from every home in Ihis section U necessary to Isolate the disease. All ot the Trulls will be made public, hJ promised. Report Goering Ired Over New Violence Wave Sees Jolt For Economic Plan He Is Directing BERLIK, Nov. General Wilhelm Goering was reported in reliable quarters tonight to have been in an angry mood when he learned of the new wave of nazi anti- semitic violence, on the grounds that it severely jolted the four- year economic plan he directs. ORDERS DISREGARDED The field marshal, whose dozen positions include'the premiership of Prussia and supreme dictatorship over foreign exchange and raw materials, was reported to have given strict orders to cease property destruction like that of last Thurs- day when Jewish stores and synago- gues throughout Germany were damaged and burned. He was said also to have berated those responsible for damages cost- of dollars, .but smashing of a laundry ind a grocery neat Teovpelhof airdrome Iri Berlin last night Indicated 'disregard for hJs orders. Ooertng's viiws differed In prin- ciple with those of Propaganda MJn- Ister Paul Joseph Guebbels, who said he approved as' he put it, the wholesale demolition be gin- Ding last Thursday. It was taken' for granted In In- formed quarters that Ihe change of plans of United States Ambassador Hugh H. Wilson, who prepared U> return to the United' States on the liner Manhattan Thursday, vaj lo report on the entire German situa- tion, as a result of that antl-Jewlsh- wave. He cancelled an earlier plan to leave Sunday with 4 stopover In London. CRITICISM SURPRISES A definfle nole of surprise and in- dignation over the proporllons of tbfi criticism abroad In the wake of last week's anti-semitlo outbreaks and subsequent measures ending Jewish participation In national life was struck In the German press. -A foreign office mouthpiece, the Deutsche Diplomatbch Politlsche Korrespondenz, took note of Ihe feeling and Issued a summary of the Jewish siluation wilh the observa- tion that it "is all too soon forgotten how and why the problem came tu a head." The Korrespondenz asserted that world Jewry greeted the nazi as- sumption of power with "an open fight against the German people" The staff of the United States consolate was almost at the end of its endurance after five diys of at- tempting to solace franlic Jews who fought comfort and safety near the American flag. Slain Man May Be West Texan MALVER.V jfov. Officers invr.'t.vinng the mysteri- ous slaying if .1 man near here last week, apparently by bser bottfc expressed the opinion tonight the victim nuy have been John Van Hoosirr of Lubbcclc. Tex. There had been no clues to Ihe identity ot the man until to- day when Mthomles reported that a brother of Hcvsur had notified them he ns aiming here from Lubbock to vies the body. Officers ;aid that to- Texan had decided to come here sceim; a picture of the victim Lubbock author- ities. Torture-Kidnaping Trial Jury Picked OLYMP1A. Wash.. Nov. A jury of eight men and four wo- men was selected today to hear the gossip-making gase against Dr. Kent W. Berry and three co-defend- .ints. charged wilh abducting and torturing former coast Lieutenant trving Baker, whom the physician accused of intimacy with Mrs Berry. OUSTS STUDENTS Minister of Education Bern- hart Rust (above) telegraphed rectors of al universities In Ger- many ordering them to oust Jewish students. (Associated, Press Leaves Today Sandefer Hopes Band To Be Aboard Train Although funds had not been pro- Tided, Manager O. B. Saodeier of ihe cowboy band stll! held lost night that the would be aboard Uie Rcporterrfievrs spec- ial train to the Loj-cIa-Hardln- Simmoos game in Los: when It leaves tonight. He conferred, last night by tele- phone with Herschel fjchooley, H- SU public relations man, who ii In Lcs Angeles making 'arrange- ments, and -Schooley assured AW- lenians that plans for the Teams' banquet In Los Angeles to welcome the visitors were booming. The delegation to the.West Coast will leave Abilene at thfa even- Ing. It will Include 30 fans, 3D members of the team, and pos- sibly 30 bandmen. If the band goes, the trip will be made In a special train, but If less than 90 reserva- tions are made, the Bardic-Sim- mons delegation will travel In A special section of the regular Sun- shine Special. Wolden Gets War Dep't Appointment Unctay P. Walden left Tuesday by train for Baton Rouge. La, where he has received an appoint- ment as attorney In the war ment. His wife and child will Join ram at Baton Rouge the first ot the year. Bankers' Choice? HOUSTON, Nov. offlclal reports tonlsht were that P. B. Houston ot Nashville, Tenn., had been selected as nominee for the second vies presidency of the American Bankers association over two opponents. FOR RHINELAND France Prepares Bargain With Germany Allowing Free Hand In Eastern Europe PAWS. Nov. pre- pared today to arrange a bargain wilh Re'.ch.swuchrer Adolf Hitler which would in elfect give Cerm.inv a free hind In eastern Europe. In return France would demand a nazi guarantee of her Rhineland frontier. An official spokesman a pre- liminary bists had been reached for a Joint renunciation ot war io In- su 2 peaceful cooperation between the traditional enemies, substitut- ing conference tables for war In any future disputes. It was expected the accord voiil-l parallel closely the agreement Hilltr and Premier ChamberUm signed ji Munich S'Ot. 30 expressing Ihe de- sire ot peoples neve- to fighl one another ajain. Following that geenral line. H waj forecast the German-French agree- ment would results' H another crisis, such as over Czechoslov.iVtia's Sudeten re- gions, should JrUs France would pledged to settle her part by con- fe.-erv? r.eeottjrions as waj done jt Munich. 2. Germany, therefore, would ba free to pursue her own policies In eastern Europe without tsar of trouble on her western frontier pro- vided she did rot threaten or jt- lempt to attack France either by armej force or propaganda. ;