Abilene Reporter News, November 19, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' CSD WI newspaper©he Abilene Reporter ~-j0eto£i■WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FR/ENDS OR FOES WE SUCICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Byron VOL. LYM I, NO. 172. (■NM Pro aa (VTI ABILENE, TEXAS,SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1938.—TEN PAGES. Annum PW;— <aPi PRICE FIVE CENTS Germany Calls Home Envoy In U. S. To Report Dieckhoff To Explain 'Queer' Attitude Of ll. S.; Naxis Face Problems In Drive BERLIN, Nov. 18—(AP)—The nazi government suddenly calbd home its ambassador in Washington today for a personal report to what is regarded here as an unfavorable Americar, reactions to anti Jewish outbursts The summons of Dr. Hans Dieckhoff followed so closely Washington's similar request to Hugh R Wilson, United States ambassador to Germany, that even the average German began to realize all was not well between the two capitals. DNB, the official German news agency, said “the ambas sador will inform the foreign minister (Joachim von Ribben-trop) in detail concerning the Queer attitude toward events in Court Action Is AS 'URGENr problem for world— Threatened On Hull Urges Jewish Refugee Aid UPROOTING OF CHERRY TREES LEAVES CAPITAL IN FURORE FOR Prevents Germany of a domestic nature which is apparent from declarations by Roosevelt and other authoritative personalities in the United States of America.’* SILENT ON STAY • President Roosevelt saki In a press conference Tuesday that news I of antl-Jewish violence in Germany profoundly shocked American public opinion) Official spokesmen emphasized that Dr Dieckhoff wr.s "cornin* lo report- nothing more." but declined to predict how long he would stay here. Nazi officials, meanwhile, faced other problems: 1. Tile possibility that some former German colony might be used for colonization by Jewish refugees under an international emigration plan 2. The quest‘on of assessing 1.000 000.00 marks < $400.000.000> penalty among Jews for the slaying of Ernst vom Rath, German embassy secretary’ in Paris. 3 The development of some regulated procedure for opening doors of concentration camps to Jews in a position to leave Germany. Latest Jewish estimates are that 54.000 male Jews are under detention. NEW MARKETS NEEDED 4 The finding of new- foreign markets to counter-balance what experts said was a sharp decrease in German sales abroad particularly in fve countries near Germany, 5. The “AryanizaUon" of Jewiah capital without seriously injuring national interests. Some economists said the transfer would not necessarily mean better employment conditions, and that the move might mean no improvement In the gen- J eral business situation. The newest week-ond antl-Se- j metic campaign Is continuing determinedly, but with only scattered ; incidents by non-governmental; agencies or persons. HE S NAZI GUARD Police Capt. Max FinkeUteln, above, a Jew, has been named head of the New York police squad which, hereafter, will guard prominent Nazi Germans when they visit New York, 'Associated Press Phato). Quiz Ex-Abilenian Held For Bigamy EL PASO, Nov. 18— (UP*—Federal Bureau of Investigation agents said today they were questioning F. G. Duckett in Alhambra. C»L. formerly of Abilene. Tex., to determine whether he can be prosecuted in California for violation of federal laws Duckett. El Paso tobacco salesman. Is charged with bigamy in Alpine, Tex . and is being held by Alhambra officers. The complaint charges him with deserting hts wife in El Paso, then Ala trying Miss I sonora Ann Stafford in Alpine on Nov. IO. Brewster county officials said they were without funds for the return of Duckett to Alpine to face trial. Anti-Semetic Drive Slows Appeasement Chamberlain Critic Elected LONDON, Nov. 18.—i ZP (—Britain found evidence today in a by-election and in addresses by two cabinet members that Prime Minister Chamberlains policy of appeasing Germany has been set back by the German campaign against Jews. Thfi Marquess of Zetland, secretary Of state for India, and Sir John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, indicated the appeasement plan had been impaired. Chamberlan’s adherents were startled by the smashing "popular * front’’ defeat of a government can- I didate for the house of commons in the Bridgewater constituency, traditionally conservative Some ascribed it to resentment of the man-in-the-street over Germany’s anti-British press campaign and of anti-semitism. The winner, Vernon Bartlett, had opposed "the dangers of /time Minister Chamberlain's foreign policy.” Former Schoo Teacher Dead Rites For Leslie Suggs Scheduled This Afternoon Leslie Suggs, 30. former principal of North Park school, died Friday at ll a, rn. at the home of his parents six miles southeast of Abilene. He had been ill for several months. Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Clyde Methodist church, with burial in the cemetery there Officiating minister had not been announced last night. Suggs was born Nov. 16. 1908, at Clyde He graduated from the Clyde high school in 1926 and subsequently attended both Hardin-Simmons university and McMurrv college in Abilene. He began teaching school at Denton, in Callahan county, meanwhile continuing his college work He was awarded the bachelor degree from North Texas Teachers college at Denton in 1936. Suggs was principal of North Park during the 1936-37 term. In all, he taught school nine years. Immediately after conclusion of the North Park school year, Suggs took a position with the state highway department at Austin He became ill early in 1938 but held his ,ob until July. At that time he returned to the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F F Suggs, and remained there until his death. He belonged to the Eula Methodist church. Survivors are his parents, a brother, C. F Suggs of Henderson and four sisters, Mrs, Claude Tarrant of Clyde, Mrs. M. m. Edwards of Clyde and Gladys and Robbie Suggs, at home. Oil Shutdowns Commissioners Silent On Order For December" AUSTIN, Nov. 18 —Argument i ; over whether two-day-a-week pro- | | duction holidays should continue was renewed briefly at the monthly oil propration hearing today and I i there was a veiled threat of court { action if they are retained. The railroad commission gave no ; I indication what its De emb r pro- ' ration order would contain. Chairman Ernest O. Thompson intimated recently, however, there probably would be little if any modification I I of the shutdown policy. The United States bureau of mines recommended Texas pro duction next month of 1,343.900 barrels daily, 27.100 barrels per day under Its recommendation for November. Purchases' nominations for December also were slightly smaller. Though Saturday and Sunday shut-ins, the commission was held shut-ins, the commission has held Texas output under bureau of mines figures the last three months. PROTESTS CLOSINGS Ray Starnes of Gladewater, East Texas operator, made formal protest against retention of the shut-downs, explaining his action was the baals for a possible court suit challenging their legality. He said his present intention was to file the suit, wnicb would be brought in a state court, but he might change his mind. The shutdown policy, together with a former artifically nigh posted price for East Texas crude and special allowables to other fields, reacts to the benefit of monopoly in the world’s largest oil j pool, Starnes charged. Starnes was the only person pro* I tenting any commission policy. Sen. I Clint Small of Amarillo, Ira Butler | of Fort Worth, Representing the F. H. E company, operating in East Texas, and R. H Foster of I Fort Worth pleaded for retention of Saturday and Sunday closings. Lifting of the shutdowns, Small j contended, would be "inviting dis- I aster." Hubby Free To Go Bock To Bride, 12 RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. Nov. 18— (A*>—WPA Laborer Frame Harris, 33, was released from Jail today to return to his 12-year-old bride of seven months, the former Pauline Beavers. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert Ragsdale dismissed charges of violating the state's marriage laws. Harris was arrested last Sunday. Ragsdale said he dismissed the case because neither the girl, her mother nor any of her relatives opposed the man :age. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 —(ZP) —Cherry trees caused more excitement today than they have since young George Washington whacked one down. From the capital's tidal basin to the White House a word battle raged on the question whether any of the famous Japanese cherry trees should be removed to make way for the new 13 000,000 Thomas Jefferson memorial. "This,’’ said one angry woman, as she chained herself to a tree that a workman was trying to remove, "la the worst desecration of beauty In the capital since the burning of the White House by the British.'’ Later the unchained herself, but she and IOO lady guardians of the frail trees continued an angry demonstration. Meanwhile, president Roosevelt sought to get at the root of the up-roottng. Stating that only 88 trees would have to be pulled from the historic soil, the chief eexcutive added that not only would they be replanted but they would be Joined by 937 new trees But his announcement didn t stop the ladies Grabbing shovels from the hands of the astonished w o rk rn e n, they started re-filling the holes left gaping up the up-rooted flora. The workmen then re-united their shattered force* and gently recaptured their shovels. While the ladies made caustic remarks, the men once more removed the dirt. Told what was going on down at the tidal basin, the president laughingly announced that the trees—ladies, chains and all— would have to be transplanted. REPLYING TO U. S. PROTEST Japs Slam Door On Sino Trade Comanche Theft’ Case To Jurors COMANCHE. Nov. 18 — Pl—The case of County Attorney D. P. Parker. charged with theft under false .pretext, remained in the hands of a Jury tonight. The jurors reported late today they were unable to agree on a verdict. District Judge R. B Cross ordered further deliberation. The indictment followed the alleged acceptance of the payment of a fine. Sadler Will Buy Farm Near Austin AUSTIN. Nov. 18—ZP —G A Jerry Sadler came to the capitol today, not, he said, to talk politics or study problems of the railroad commission, but to “buy a farm." ‘‘I am going to buy me a farm near Austin." Sadler said, "and stock it with saddle horses and hereford cattle. Chemist lo Report On Typhoid Today Water And Milk Samples Tested Exact status of the Typhoid fever epidemic in the Wylie community will be made known today in a report to be issued by H R. Arrant, county chemist appointed to investigate the cause. Yesterday morning Arrant received water and milk samples from every home in the Wylie community, brought to him by school students. These specimens will be tested and a later report issued on additional traces of typhoid. Dr. Scott Hollis, city and county health officer, gave a number of typhoid vacinations yesterday at the Wylie school. Oil Meet Slated AUSTIN, Nov. 18—Ti—Ernest O Thompson, chairman, announced today at the next meeting of the interstate oil compact commission would be held at Fort Worth December 14-15. Discrimination Denied In Note 'Ideas Of Past' No Longer Apply Japanese Say TOKYO, NOV. 18— (AP) — Japan denied today point by point every charge in an Amer-ican note demanding maintenance of the “open door’’ in China and asserted that ‘ideas and principles of the past" no longer apply in China's “new situation/’ This "new situation" results from Japan’s aim on en "Asia for Asiatics’* in which she would forge China into a solid bloc with Man-ehoukuo and the Japanese empire for the political and economic domination of East Asia. Observers interpreted the note as an open declaration of Japan's intention to dictate the conditions under which foreign business may continue and foreigners may live henceforth in China. Japan’s reply was handed to Ambassador Joseph C. Grew and had approval of the cabinet and the sanction of Emperor Hirohito. In answer to the United States list of charges of violations of American business and property rights and accusation that Japan was attempting to monopolize Chinese trade through currency manipulation and pseudo-Chinese monopolies, Japan answered; 1. Exchange—**. . . These measures can not be construed as constituting an discrimination against American citizens .... Inasmuch as application of the measures makes no differentiation according to nationality they cannot be considered discriminatory measures..." 2. Customs—". . . New Chinese regimes some time ago effected revisions ... to secure rational modification of the former tariff enforced by the Kuomintang (central Chinese* government ... The schedule ... is the one adopted by the powers in 1931 ... No com- , plaint has been heard from foreign residents of any nationality on the spot." 3. Promotion companies—“ . . . Restoration and development ol Chinas economic, financial and industrial life after the present affair is a matter of urgent necessity for the welfare of the Chinese ... It is far from the thoughts of the Japanese government to impair the rights and interests of American j citizens in China or discriminate against their enterprises. 4 American citizens—". . . In North China there is no restriction, j excepting very special cases ... In the Yangtze valley large numbers of Americans have already returned (to occupied areas). The reason that permission to return not yet has been made general is , . .due to danger that presists . . . and also I to the impossibility of admitting nationals of a third power on ac- | count of strategic necessities such as the preservation of military se- , crets." GREET CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER IN WASHINGTON MacKenzie King, left, prime minister of Canada, was greeted by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, right, and Marvin McIntyre, center, presidential sec retary, when he arrived In Washington to participate in the signing of a reciprocal trade agreement by the United State*. Great Britain and Canada at the White House. They are shown driving away from Union Station. < Associated Press Photo). Board Program Mapped— CIO ADJOURNS SESSION AFTER ACCLAIMING LEWIS PRESIDENT PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 18.—(IP) —The new C. I. O. emerged from the cheering and celebration of its first constitutional convention today carrying a broad program for political and economic action under leadership of its militant champion, John L. Lewis, 58-year-old one-time coal miner. Delegates who set up the CIO on a permanent basis as the Congress of Industrial Organizations, swept Lewis into the first presidency by thunderous acclamation. The new CIO elected Philip Murray and Sidney Hillman as vice presidents, James B. Carey as secretary, and 38 union officials to sit with the officers of C I. O.’s executive board. The delegates reaffirmed their stand for the organization of un skilled workers in mass production industries and called on CIO leadership for an “unremitting campaign throughout every industry." The convention approved a resolution calling on the United States to strengthen "democratic forces" in South and Central American countries against economic and political penetration there of "the fascist empires. Germany, Italy and Japan.” Responding to acclaim Lewis declared: "This election marks my transition from the role of an unscrupulous and tyrannical dictator to the role of a servant of a constitutional democracy, a constitutional labor movement—some change for a dictator!” Traffic Rules I Adion Due On Get Approval M Murry Head Night Club Bouncer Sentenced In Death CHICAGO. Nov. 18— .4*1—William Frank Raab—protesting his "undying love” for Marie Lamont— was sentenced today to serve 21 years in prison for slaying her. The 47 year old night club bouncer testified he had choked the victim until she "went limp" because she wanted to die. Violent Sunburn, Skin Rash And Eruptions— ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO LIGHT CORRECTED BY SEX HORMONES OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 18— Mh—Persons who are allergic to light develop immunity by the injection of sex hormones, a Tennessee physician declared today. Addressing the closing session of the Southern Medical association's annual meeting, Dr. A H Lancaster if Knoxville declared that persons who develop violent sunburn, skin rash, and skin eruptions as the result of exposure to sunlight respond quickly to administration of the hormones. The condition is probably more common than medical men have assumed, as indicated by the frequently heard phrase “I can’t stand the sun." the Knoxville scientist said. In 'n any rase- the eruptions failed bj' sunlight are frequently mistaken for allergic reactions to food, pollens, or other substances. The disease is caused by the formation of a substance called hematoprhyrin in the skin when sunlight falls on it. How the hormones, primarily estrin, a female sex hormone, act to prevent this chemical from forming and causing the skin disturbance is unknown. Dr. Lancaster said A new type of campaign against syphilis in which all life insurance companies would re- I quire blood tests as part of the physical examination preceding the issuance of a policy was advocated by Dr Thomas W. Murrell and Dr R Campbell Manson of Richmond, Va.    t Almost the entire session of city commissioners meeting was taken up yesterday by a reading of the proposed traffic ordinance After a few minor revisions and explanations by members of the Abilene traffic safety committee, the commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance. Second and final reading of the ordinance will be next Friday. Principal discussion was that concerning the section that gives an automobile traveling in reverse no right of way at all. Near the end of the session an ordinance was passed at first reading annexing a quarter-acre of land southwest of Abilene Christian college to the city limits. The action arose from a petition presented bv a member of the ACC faculty. According to the present city bound- j ary the house he is now building would lie part in the city limits and part outside, Commissioners granted the re- | quest of Chief of Police T A. Hackney for jail bedding. Heretofore, j Hackney said, army blankets had been used but at the present time I prices on such merchandise are | prohibitive. His request was to buy some ten-ounce ducking and quilt it with five pounds of cotton. The J covering could then be used for j both mattress and covering. Allocation was mad*1 for ten such •quilt-mattresses." By HAMILTON VR IG HT (Spiral Correspondence) MEMPHIS, NOV 18 -Definite action relative to choosing a M^Murry college president may result today when the matter is taken before the Northwest Texas Methodist conference. Abilene trustees of McMurry con- MEMPHIS, Nov. 18.— SpD — Haskell and Sweetwater put up a plucky fight for the 1939 session of the conference, but lost to Lubbock in action taken today. ferred today with Bishop Hiram A Boaz, visiting this session, regarding recommendations for a successor to j Thomas W Brabham, who resigned the presidency. Dr. C A. Bickiey, Abilene presiding elder, was elected as final; clerical delegate to the uniting conference of Methodism at Kansas City. R Bernard Bryant, Stamford. was elected a lay delegate this morning. Ray Nichols. Vernon publisher, I was recommended for reelection as lay leader of the Northwest Texas conte; ence The board of lay activities made the recommendation. Alternate delegates to the Kansas City conference were elected Clerical alternates are the Reverends C C. Wright, Vernon: L. N Lipscomb, Lubbock; Sam Young. Sweetwater.; and C C Grime:. Amarillo. Lav j See METHODISTS, Pg. 9, tot I Dozen Deer In Storage Here Local hinters Also Bag Few Turkeys, Ducks Abilene atorage vaults marked the end of the trail for a dozen deer, a few turkeys and ducks Friday as local sportsmen returned home with their kill. Frank Myers Jr., 942 Amarillo, had experienced the thrill of bagging his first deer. It was a four point buck, shot in the Mason country. He had a wild turkey for good measure. Claude McAden, oi ’ the same party, returned with young j Myers but he was empty handed. Arthur Swan and Joe Shelton of Abilene, with whom Myers and McAden hunted, remained ai Mason. Frank is 17 years old. J. L. "Dusty" Rhoades, manager of J. c Penny company here, was well repaid for his hunting jaunt, j He brought back a 140-pound, 10-point white tail buck and another six-pointer He hunted with his brother, W H. Rhoades, on a lease near San Marcos which he; visits annually    j Martin Koonsman had a 10-pointer draped over his car fender, j He shot the 130-pound buck on the; Reynolds ranch 30 miles south of Kent in the Davis mountains. He j hunted alone. J D. Woodard, traffic officer, was back with two bucks, a four-pointer and a three-pointer. He felled them about 35 miles southeast of Mason. He hunted in company with Dr. E. W Crow. H. H Hamilton and O. C. Bloss, all of Abilene, who will return today. Of the four, all but Bloss bad at least one deer when Woodard left for home. Mr. and Mrs Dewey Fox each landed a blacktail buck in the Davis moan ta Ins. Mrs. Fox claimed the 10-pointer, while the horns on Fox s deer had been damaged by shot. I J. Russell killed a four-point white tail near Mason. Dr Scott W. Hollis and Fred Frost bagged two turkeys and several ducks while hunting at Lake Medina, but there were no deer in that area They returned to Abilene Friday. O. B. Stephens was back from Mason where he killed two wild turkeys. Forced Return Of U.S. Visitors Cummings Joins In Denunciation Of Nazi Violence WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 — (AP) — Secretary Hull urged active participation of all governments in seeking a solution for the problem of Germany * Jewish refugees today, asserting that recent developments made the problem urgent. TAYLOR TO LONDON He announced that Myron Taylor would return to London to attend as representative of the Washington government, a meeting of the inter-governmental committee on political refugees. The day was filled with other developments arising from nazi treatment of Jews, which President Roosevelt has denounced aa “ unbelievable.” The president asked the labor department to permit 12.000 to 13 OOO German and Austrian refugees, here on six-month visitors’ visas, to remain an additional half year. He told a press conference it would be Inhuman to send them back to face rigors of a concentration camp or other persecutions. Attorney General Cummings joined prominent individuals who have denounced Germany's treatment of the Jews, asserting it had "shocked the conscience of the world" and was uncivilized as the cruelties of 19 centuries ago when Christians were fed to wild beasts.” ASKS NAZI BOYCOTT William Oreen. president of the American Federation of Labor, wrote to all affiliated organisations urging them to boycott German { products. He said that "if anything can impress upon Hitler the tragic folly of his course and induce him to change his ways it is economic pressure. Private guards ordered some vtsi-| tors away from the German embassy here "in the name of the German government,” and told them it was ’German property," as Ambassador Hans Dieckhoff prepared to leave for home in response to orders from Berlin. Hugh R. Wilson, American ambassador to Germany, was called back earlier. It was learned Dieckhoff probably would sail next Friday. Hull’s formal statement, announcing that Taylor would sail on November 38. added: "The developments of the last few days in Germany have redoubled the urgency of finding new homes for hundreds of thousands of persona. This government is already granting admission to these unfortunates to the full extent permitted by law.” Wink Embarrassing, She Gets Damages LONDON. Nov. !$.— CR—A schoolteacher, Miss Emily Mounsey. complained before a king s bench division jury today she had developed an uncontrollable wink after an accident in which her motor car was struck by another. “It is very embarrassing,” she said. The Jury took a look and agreed, awarding her 1300 pounds ($7,500 >, Daladier Hastens Foreign Accords PARLS. Nov. ll— CP) -Premier Edouard Dandlers government undertook today to hasten accords with Germany and Italy as steps toward quieting domestic and foreign disturbances. The cabinet, meeting under President Albert Lebrun ac the Elysee palace, reviewed the foreign situation extensively in preparation for the arrival here next Wednesday of Prime Minister Neville Chamber-lain and Foreign Secretary viscount Halifax of Great Britain. Probe To Begin WASHINGTON. Nov. 18 -.rpv— The monopoly investigating committee after months of preliminary work, announced tonight it would start opening hearings December I with testimony from government officials. The Weather UHU.XK    VICINITY; Tai* * armer Na tu rd* * Rad Nunda* CAMT    warmer ta wriit portion    Nunda\ fair aod warmer. I rent! norther** wind*    tar e.M*".! ,t!nunt*h!il< -.Kunia, night. WICHT It VC. I-Air. warmer in «>♦** IMI north portions -•turd*' :    .aurin tai*. titnKi In nMlk MMI roo'ti) wtlwu. Ti Hi ten sri aes %. X    MO' K    TU. m   j.    a **............. i ...... s sa ......... ..    2  ........  *• m    ....... *     « 3 * I ii • IO It SS at ta ii « ........ ta ........ 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