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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 19, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas ■ WUT TEXAS] HmevSmper Wk Abilene sporter-Betag ★★★ EVENING ■WITHOUT, OR WITH    OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE    YOUR    WORLD    EXACTLY    AS    COES/’-Bvron VOL LYU I, NO. 172. DNM rrwM (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1938—EIGHT PAGES AmmIiM PRW (AF) PRICE FIVE CENTS Reich Churches * 'fold to Remove • Jehovah’s Name Nazi Also Orders Jewish Prophets' Names Erased IF ONLY NAZIS WILL LET HIM Pensioned Jew, 60, Must Start Life Anew By EDWARD W. BEATTIE Jr. (Copyright, 19.38, by United Press.I BERLIN, Nov. 19— (UP)— A retired Jewish industrialist, one of the thousands of Jews arrested in last week’s anti-semitic camoiign, told in detail of his experiences today. His name and where he lived, be fore a young Polish Jew shot Ernst vom Hath, nazi diplomat in Paris, necessarily must remain a secret. He is 60. A month ago he lived with his wife, a citizen of one of the democracies, on a large pension from an important German enterprise which he had served more than 20 years. In mid-October he was ordered to surrender his passport. He did. Last week when antisemitic rioting swept his town, he was taken into custody with many others. He told his story without anger. “The local party organisation a week ago Thursday gave me the choice of leaving town in three hours or going to a concentration camp for three years. “I, like every Jew in the town, left I was fool enough to believe when they told me—that I could reach the border and cross it even with out a passport. “They said everything had been arranged for Jews to get out, and, because I was so upset, I accepted what they said. laical townsmen spat in my face as I left local par sec ONE OF MANY, Pg. 3. Col. I BERLIN, Nov. 19—(AP) — The name of Jehovah was ordered erased from Protestant churches throughout nazi Ger-; ^ many today by President Friedrich Werner of the Su- j preme Evangelical C h u r ch council. His order said the name of the j God of Israel must be obliterated j wherever it is displayed in Protea- , tant churches. The names of Jew- j ish prophets — all prophets of the TWO HURT. ONE MISSING— Five Die in Army Bomber Crash Plane Plunges Old Testament— also were ordered 0 erased. AC TION LONG PLANNED This action was regarded as a sequel to threats In various parts of Saxony that Christian churches allowing these names to remain would ^ be burned as were synagogues in ™ the wave of anti-Jewish violence which swept Germany last week. The newspaper    Boersenzei- tung said nazi leaders, long before this outbreak and the subsequent $400,000,000 fine impos-%    ed on the Jewish    eommunity. had made ready to despoil Jews financially. It declared that “the promotness with which the bill was presented    shows the preparations had been made •    long in advance." “All informed persons knew that financial action was bound to follow political action in the process of aryanization. “Yon Rath's murder only pre-eipitated this intended course A    of action." The outbreaks, in which synagogues were burned. Jewish-owned property destroyed and thousands of Jews arrested, followed close on the shooting of Ernst Vom Rath, Ger-many embassy secretary in Paris, ♦ bv a young Polish Jew, Herschel Grynzpan. “It is not the government’s intention to segregate Jews in ghettos nor forbid them to shop the Aryan stores." said Boersenzeitung. m SEEK JUSTIFICATION The newspaper suggested the question of what should become of Jews evicted from their homes should be solved by quartering them with their more wealthy co-religion-ists. 0 Isolated instances of anti-semitic activities continued to be reported Munich reports said several wealthy Jews of Nuernberg, home of the radically anti-Jewish Julius Streich-er, had been taken into labor front f headquarters there and forced to sign away 90 per cent of their homes, shops and other property to the labor front. Then they were told to leave Nuernberg within three months. Newspapers were delving into his-0 tory, attempting to find precedents for justifying the anti-semitic measures which have resulted in both the United States and Germany calling home their ambassadors for reports on the situation. £ Tile German envoy to W ashing-w ton. Hans Checkhoff, was ordered yesterday to return to Berlin for a report on American reaction to the anti-Jewish campaign. This followed four days after President Roosevelt called U. S. Ambassador Hugh 0 R. Wilson home for a report. With Plenty of Birds Left— DON’T SELL THANKSGIVING APPETITE SHORT, TURKEY MEN ADVISE |Through Pines, Burns in Storm GONZALES, NOV. 19 —PW-Don't sell your appetite short next Thursday. There will be plenty of Texas turkeys left for Christmas. Gonzales county produce dealers estimated today that two-thirds of the county's turkey crop will still be strutting the open ranges and ramping fattening pens after the close of the 1938 Thanksgiving market. Carloadings and a check of motor truck shipments show that some prefer holding them, adding weight 75,000 dressed birds have moved out I to the turkeys, and possibly ob-of Gonzales to Northern and East- * taming higher prices. era markets for the Thanksgiving Top price of 17 cents was offered trade; but farmers, as usual, were this year's Thanksgiving sellers. not content to sell all their holi- Most of the marketed birds brought day birds for Thanksgiving. They 15 to 17 cents per pountj live weight. AGAINST QUOTA CHANGE— Borah Opposes Jew Dies Challenges Aim of EDR to Aid Refugees Heavy Rain Forces Ship Off Course, Landing Try Fails Open Door TRIAL FIGURES Californian Literally 'Crashes' Gates To San Quentin, Then Departs in Haste President of AFL Proposes Boycott Of German Goods SAN QUENTIN PRISON, Calif, Nov. 19—(UP)—Hale B. Streeter. Mill Valley businessman, is down in the records today as the first person who ever ’’crashed" the gates of San Quentin prison. Streeter, searching for another road, got on the road leading to the prison by mistake. He was driving fast and entered the usually-closed prison gates behind a truck before guards could stop him ‘ What is this, a toll road?” he inquired when guards approached. “You said it buddy,’’ replied a guard, "The toll here is IO years.” WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.— (UP)—President Roosevelt today railed on Americans to pray for “unfortunate people in other lands who are in dire distress" at the Thanksgiving season. WASHINGTON. Nov. 19.— (AP)—Senator Borah (R-Ida-ho) expressed the opinion today that any attempt to revise the immigration laws so as to take care of additional refu- O’Daniel Gives Up Little RFC’ Governor-Elect Learns Federal Funds Available .    „    .    .    -    PORT    WORTH.    Nm’.    19—4*— gees from Germany would Governor-Elect O'Daniel said today arouse “tremendous opposi tion” in congress. that he has given up hLs plans for a state financing agency to promote I do not believe it desirable to I indusLrialization of Texas in favor undertake to change the immigra- a tle_up with the federal Re turn laws at this time." he said, construction Finance corporation R. E. McDonald Rites Here at 4 Mrs. Kent W. Borrv. top, and Irving Baker, lower, as they appeared in the Olympia. Wash , courtroom where Dr. Kent W. Berry Is being tried on charges of kidnaping and torturing Baker. Dr. Berry charges Baker made improper advances toward Mrs. Berry. "Any possible change would be wholly inadequate for real relief." DIES ATTACKS POLICY President Roosevelt told his press conference yesterday that he had no thought of liberalizing present quotas which restrict immigration from Germany and former Austria to 27,-370 persons annually. Some Jewish leaders, however, have suggested the possibility of admitting 80.000 or so refugees immediately by “mortgaging'' the quotas for the next three years. Under this proposal, the three years' quo- “My primary interest is the industrialization of Texas.” O'Daniel said. "I proposed the state agency, hoping it would be set up by business men of the state. I intended. if that did not materialize, to make it possible for the state government to set up the agency. “I have found that my program for industrialization can be carried Church Radio Station Sought LEGRANGE, Ga.. Nov. 19 — (AP)—Five army fliers were killed, two severely injured and one other unaccounted for today after an army bombing plane crashed and burned in an isolated wooded area about seven miles northeast of here. The big bomber ploughed a path about 150 yards through a stand of large pine trees. ONE NEAR DEATH The two known survivors were identified at the hospital here as Second Lieut. John D Madre and Private Joseph J. Nanavtowich. both attached to Mitchell field. Nanavtowich was described as in a critical condition while Madre was given a chance to recover. Officers at Maxwell Field. Ala., said six others aboard the plane were: Second Lieut. Robert Kirkland Black.    *    I Second Lieut. Rolff Mc-Kechnie. Second Lieut. Allen M. Hewer?. SfL Harift T. .Tolies. Lieut. Jas. W. Stewart of the army medical corps, assigned to Randolph field. Corporal Galloway (initials not available), assigned to the third weather squadron at Dallas. Mitchell field officers said the army bomber was en route west on RED STORK, UNDER NEW RULES, FILLING UP SOVIET NURSERIES MOSCOW iAV-New nurseries for the babies of working mothers are springing up in many sections of the Soviet union as the government strives to catch up with the demands of a swiftly Increasing infant population. The Soviet stork has been busy since the reversal of the official policy of legal abortion and easy divorce. More women who Work ars having babies. The problem Is how to build nur series fast enough. Early this year new nurseries accommodating 89,-640 infants up to 3 years of age had been built. Others to care for 66,185 were under construction. Beds available in permanent nurseries at the end of 1937 had reached a total of 770.000 Seasonal nurseries on collective and state farms were equipped to handle 3.812,-000 baby Reds. The Soviet began organizing nurseries immediately after the revolution. They W’ere state institutions Their function was to liberate women from drudgery and create favorable conditions for the development of children. When 1,600,000 new women workers came Into industry in 1928, with the first five-year plan, their organization on a big scale really began. Women worked both day and night shifts in mills and factories. And the nursery service was organized to correspond with the mother's working hours. Rural nurseries are of two types. The seasonal nursery, operating only during the greatest employment in the fields, and permanent nurseries for the children of farm women who work all year ’round. Children in state nurseries are fed, washed, get regular medical inspection and are under the care of trained nurses. Education begins in the crib. State nurseries are becoming more and more part of the daily life of a Soviet community. Little children of all nationalities may be found in them. What the mother pays for the care of her child depend* on her work and pay. For those in the lowest wage categories the service is free. ■Mother's a factory hand; dad s a Red army man, and she s sunshine in a Soviet nursery. ‘Finger’ Put on Alcatraz Felons Texas Mail Robber Called by Government To Prove Another Texan Slayer of Guard Northwest Texas Methodists Plan Hospital Offering CRASH IN STORM Four bodies were brought to LaGrange after rescue parties worked MEMPHIS. Texas. Nov. 19 —UP)— The Northwest Texas conference of Methodist church had before it today plans of the Texas Methodist foundation to raise 150.000,000 for a radio station and to endow church institutions in the Southwest dur- SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 19.—<4*)—The austere federal courtroom routine flight to Montgomery, Ala. where craning spectators yesterday heard one Alcatraz prison convict “put the finger on” his two prison-mates at their murder trial was silent today in another weekend recess, the third since the trial began. Milton T. Pettijohn, Texas mali robber, was the convict witness, first several hours to reach the crash j of perhaps a dozen who may be called by the government to help prove scene over a muddy dirt highway that James C. Lucas, Albany. Texas bank bandit, and Rufus Franklin and through a two-mile lane that hammered to death Prison Guard Royal C. Cline in a desperate escape was little more than wheel tracks attempt last May 23. Pale and slightly bald, his face deep-lined, Pettijohn shifter nervously on the stand as he talked—convlct-fashlon, out of the corner of his _  -I    mouth—about the last time he saw out with the aid of the RPC. More ing the next few years. money will be available and it will Dr A. J. Weeks, representing the not be necessary to delay action," foundation, announced the plans*1 The gavernor-elect. who returned yesterday at a session in which Ray Fridav from a tour of West Texas ! Nichols. Vernon publisher, was rec- tas would be admitted and the gates said: "I have asked each communi- j ommended f r re-election as con- Bunal rites for R. E McDonald, widely-known Lubbock man who died there Friday, were to be held in the cemetery here at 4 p rn today. Mr. McDonald died following a Berry Faces New Attacks ing industries needed.” heart attack. He was manager at Kent W Berry that he could not Lubbock for the J M Radford j rernpmber torturing a former coast Grocery company. He began his    officer    whom    he    accused    of service with the company in the attacking Mrs. Berry, headquarters store in Abilene, was manager at Stamford 30 years and also served at Amarillo before going to Lubbock. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church in Lubbock at IO o'clock this morn-11 ing. Tile cortege left that city at ll a. rn. for Abilene. Pallbearers at the burial service will be; Dr. J. H. Rutherford, Dick Rowland, John Pinson. Charles Cromwell, L. W. Johnson, Ed Dodson, R. B. Bryant and Dr. E. P. 4 Bunklc-y, all of Stamford. Honorary pallbearers will be; George Pryor, Ed Layne. Joe Smith, Charles Browmfield, all of Stamford; H. M. Harrison, O. E. Radford, Rupert Harkrlder, C. O. Sav-0 age, Oswin McCarty, all of Abilene; Oscar Cliett, Cisco; Ed Caskey, Calvin Handy, Amarillo; Joe Byer, Alpine; Jerry Dye, Plainview; Joe Murphy, Roswell, N. M.; Joe Nelson, Clovis, N. M. Howard Payne Professor Dies BROWNWOOD, Nov. l9-(UP)-James Henry Sheppeard, 68, mem-0 ber of the faculty at Howard Payne college, died last night at ills home here. Sheppeard was a native ol Hunt county. Funeral services will be field, Sunday at preemie anc interment wiir’be at Campbell then closed until the end of the period. Another congressional comment came from Chairman Dies (D-Tex) of the house committee investigating unAmeriran activities, who challenged the right of the president to extend the six-months' visitors permits under which from 12,000 to 15,-000 refugees have been admitted. Roosevelt disclosed yesterday that he had asked the Labor department i OLYMPIA. Wash., Nov 19 — t to gran* six-months’ extensions. He a new prosecution attack wa a in added that he would present this problem to congress and that if it did not act. the permits might be extended again The law. he said, does not limit the number of extensions. Dies said he had never under-    __ stood that the president had the    , ty to name a committee to study , ference lay leader and the slate of industrial conditions in that com- delegates for the unification con-munitj* and to work toward obtain- ference of three branches of Meth- DALLAS, Nov. 19—T —The Dallas News said today Gov.-Elect W. Lee O’Daniel is ready to start his plan for industrializing Texas at once, without waiting for his inauguration Tile paper quoted him as saying od ism at Kansas City next year was completed. The conference also voted to support a special collection next May for the Methodist hospital at Fort Worth and to raise $2,135 by March 15 toward expenses of the uniting conference. C. K Berry, representative of the A fifth body was found at the wreck. None was identified immediately because of the condition of the bodies The ship crashed in a heavy rain, which was measured at the LeGrange weather station at 1.20 inche* In a rrw hours laat night. Apparently the pilot had turned off his course for Maxwell field and was trying to make an emergency landing near here. The big ship ploughed into a timber thicket, chopping a path E. E Hollingshead, treasurer of the through large pine trees about IOO Taylor county chapter, announced yards long Some of the trees snap- this morning. This represented doped off would measure 12 to 14 nations from 567 members. Inches In diameter, witnesses re- Included in yesterdays receipts Guard Cline alive. HE ’DIDN T NOTICE* Pettljohn’s own bloody overalls were found pulled over Cline s battered head when the guard was fotJnd in the saw filing room of th* prison carpenter shop, and he has-Cash and pledges for the Red tily explained he had hung them up Cross totaled $1.284 45 this morning.; in there before leaving the room. Then he testified Franklin was in Roll Call Total Now $1,284.45 ported. Haskell Countian Faces Charges Here was $90 from Merkel, representing about 80 members. Hollingshead and other officials of the local organization are pleased with the response to this year's roll gUn, going in. the room with Cline when he left it—that is, he thought he was, but wasn't sure. But on his way out he saw Lucas and Thomas Limerick (the third convict who tried to escape and was killed by a guard's the money is waiting to finance ; Texas Mission Home at San An- call. They are confident the goal of Morns Ford of Haskell county $3,500 will be reached. new business and aid already es- store today for testimony of Dr A Saturday session was decided on in the interest of speeding of tablished industries O'Daniel asked rseidents of th* cities and towns or the state to get together and plan the Industries tonio. told^the conference 7.000 girls was held in jail in Abilene this Hired Assassins Blamed in Killing and babies had received benefits of morning on federal indictment the home during its existence. j charging that he made false gtate-Clencal alternate delegates named ments to obtain loans under the yesterday were the Rev C C Reconstruction Finance corporation they need, the News stated, adding    Wright, Vernon; the Rev, L. N. Lip-j He was indicted on five counts by that he said he had found a better    scomb, Lubbock: the Rev. Sam a federal grand Jury in Fort Worth    Polk*    blamed hired gunmen today plan than that contained in his    Young. Sweetwater; and the Rev. I United States Deputy Marshal    for    assassination of John F proposal for a state reconstruction    ! c. C. Grimes. Amarillo. Lay alter-1 charles S. Brown arrested Ford    O'Hara.    26. civic credit investigate ( the""just came out. They were walk ti ----—nates selected were Roy Boger and j friday Ford was brought before *°r Dun fc Bradstreet, Inc He was    ...    m NEW YORK. Nov 19— 'UPt He said he "didn't notice” whether any of them had anything in their hands He said it was only about 5 minutes later that he saw Lucas again, in the model shop adjoining the saw-filing room “I don't recall whether I seen Limerick with Lucas,' he testified. “I did not see tnem come out later. I saw them later. They looked Uke the kidnap-assault trial of the 50-year-old physician. Dr. Berry sobbed yesterday as he power to extend visitors’ permits indefinitely. "Certainly it is the spirit of the O'Daniel asked residents of the reiterated, under severe questioning I that ,he visitor primas aie .    —    i    granted    for    temporary    purposes,    he bv Special Asst. Prosecutor J. W. Graham, that he could remember ““L rvFMPi OYMENT no details of an hour of torture he *■    ,    ,    vr    h    .    a is charged with administering to Irving Baker, former coast guard lieutenant-commander, last August 19 with the aid • of three other men, now his co-defendants. Previously Baker, last state's witness, emphatically had denied, in    exoected    to    Drotest response to a question, that he had | 1101 * f0™*    L    IS forced intimacies on the physician's young wife, at a Fourth of July pic- Borah declined to discuss the probable .source of congressional opposition to easing the immigration restrictions, but one member of the senate immigration committee, who would not permit use of his name, said that labor organiza- nic. Heart Attack Kills Political Writer WASHINGTON. Nov. 19.—(UP) — Rodney Dutcher, chief of the Washington bureau of the Newspaper Enterprise association, died last night of a heart attack. Dutcher was found dead in his office about midnight bv employes of NEA. He had been head of NEAS Washington office many vears. He formerly was^associated rt'ith the United press association. ® ® $ ® An influx of refugees, he said, would contribute immediately to American unemployment. He also said there was reason to believe that lowering of the immigratior bars might arouse antisemitic sentiment in this country. Both CIO and AFL leaders have denounced Germany's treatment of minorities. In a broadcast address last night, William Green, he American Federation of Labor president, asked the nation to boycott German goods and services in protest. Official actions of the administration have been aimed at solution of the problem by International cooperation In a statement yester*- the federal Reconstruction Finance Corporation which he said "would release funds for business to any extent necessary for the complete industrialization of the state.” 15,000 Jews Lose Their Jobs in Italy ROME. Nov. I*. - UP) — Fifteen thousand Jews were said by usually reliable sources today to have been dropped from government and private jobs in the last four days. The action was in compliance with the sweeping cabinet decree of November IO excluding Jews from government positions, restricting their businesses and professions and forbidding their marriage to Italian aryans. Mrs Nat G. Rollins of Abilene. Tom Mrs Ida M jamfS< u s. commis- slain last night at the entrance of I mode] shop ” ing toward the east wall of the V Ellzey, Amarillo, and Sam Bra* well. Clarendon. W. R. Hall Funeral At Winters Today si oner. and bond set at $500    I    his    apartment,    where    he    lived    with Ford's case was transferred from widowed mother and sister. Fort Worth to the Abilene division, where, according to the indictments, I the offense was committed. It will come up for trial at the spring term of federal district court here WINTERS. NOV. 19. — Funeral rites for W. R. Hail, 62. are to be said this afternoon at the Wingate Baptist church. Services will be in charge of the Rev. H. H. Summers of Abilene and the Rev. W. T. Hamor of Winters. Hall died of a heart attack at his home two miles south of Wingate yesterday. He had been in ill health for some time. Survivors Roberts Treasurer Of Baptist Group The prosecution expects to prove the three men felled the guard i    u    with swift, silent blows, then hastily Duck    Hunter    D TOW (IS    fitted a brace into the window, !    climbed to the roof, and plunged TYLER. N o V. 19—(fP —Charles I toward a gi -rd tower, hurling pieces Charles Hookway, geologist for an I of metal as they came. Limerick oil company, drowned today in'was killed, Franklin wounded se-Hume's lake at Larue, Henderson ; verely, and Lucas cowed within a county, while duck hunting. Kaiser's Banker Dies BERLIN. Nov. 19—(UP*—Paul von Thomas E. Roberts has been elected treasurer of the Sweetwater Baptist association to succeed    Schwarbarh, 71, Jewish banker,    who Joe E Self Merkel, who is moving ......    .    ,    .    ..    . from the territory Include in the    handled financial transactions    for ...    association Roberts has accept™    former Kaiser Wilhelm, died    at ara his wife.    two    sons,    J.    C.    and    R I the position lo which he was elec’ed    Kerrendorr a village neat Be1'1"- A. Hall    of    Wingate;    and    two    sis-    a: a meeting of the association | *,    *!    Death    was ters and two brothers. Thursday iii Nolan. due to natural causes. few minutes. The defense has indicated it would seek to prove any one of several convicts in the model shop and .■saw-filing room might have killed Cline. U. S. Attorney Hennessy said he had not made up his mind whether to call Harvey Bailey. Urschel kidnaper, or Bert McDonald, doing a lite term for murder, who were also in the model shop. DESPAIRING EXILES FROM 'DUST BOWL ’ FIND PROMISED LAND IN CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19.—(UP) —Homeless exiles from the "dust bowl” 10.000 nomadic families who came with golden hopes that turned to poverty and despair, found to- irkpr ria*, Secretary of State Hull urged | day their promised land. •    si    ■ pf. 3, Col. I a.>ec REFUGE” • ® *- California bankers, said Bert Hil-born, Salvation Army executive. The bankers plan to lend repossessed property as they would money. The migrants will raise crops and gardens and pay six per I subsist on the barest of rations and It will be furnished io^thfpi for ! cent interest When able, they may j live in tents and hovels without I colonizing purposes by a ’group of^ purchase their fields ’outright on I proper medical care, federal agen- easy installments. The homeless families, from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and even Arkansas, have constituted a heavy drain on California funds Many des report. Few can find work. Relief authorities sought various means of caring for the stranded but most had no homes. The dust w-hich took away their farms and killed their livestock left only a hordes. A survey committee headed mirage of green fields to the west. by John Steinbeck, the author, re-1 They flocked Into California, in ported the need of additional ref-1 ancient cars, wagons and carta ugee camps. There were suggestions ' of sending the nomads back home, J See COLONIES, Pf. 3, Col. I ® * # ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 19, 1938