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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' OWM HEWSMKR gttrilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'JUH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL, LVI1I, NO. 173. ABILENE, MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1938 THIRTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. PRICE FIVE CENTS U. S. Prepares To Junk 'Sweet Reason' For Realistic Diplomacy NEW YORK, Nov. United States is about to embark upon new international and domestic policies of historic importance. In the opinion of some of the nation's most prominent industrial leaders who claim knowledge of current plans in Washington, important parts of the new policy now taking shape, are expected to he presented to the new congress. In place of the policy of "sweet as one industrial leader expressed it, the United States will hereafter "talk a language the dictators backing up diplomatic and trade policies with armament designed to overawe any possible combination of totalitarian nations. They summarized the gigantic scope of the cribed at dwarfing by comparison the dreams of the totalitarian follows; army, navy and air force stand off the world." to other American countries for allied defense systems. international diplomatic drive "to put starch into the democracies" to block further totalitarian encroachments. diplomatic and economic raproachement with all nations in the western hemisphere to forestall further politi- cal anil trade penetration by aggressive European and Asiatic nations, s swift drive to end unemployment, labor strife, and economic troubles within the United Ststes to eliminate the chief argument of totalitarian nations regarding "democracy's failure.'1 between business and loss of existing gains of liberal social legislation. heavy industry stimulation program correlated with necessary re-armament spending in an effort to bring prosper- ity. Despite these aggressive protective tactics, however, no de- parture from the traditional ideali of American democracy is contemplated, they said. No compromise with the "good neigh- bor" policy is in prospect and the United Elates will gladly resume its leadership in disarmament programs and stimula- tion of equitable international commerce whenever other power- ful nations of the world "see the according to this view. No better evidence exists of this determination to hold fast to democratic international idealism, some said, than the fact that the Anglo-American trade agreement, begun In a vastly different international atmosphere, carried through to com- pletion in a period of unparalleled international pessimism. However, recent developments not only in Europe and Aiia, but nearer home in several Latin-American countries were described as having convinced the president and his close ad- visers that certain nations have already laid the groundwork for aggressive political, military and economic penetration de- trimental to the future political and economic existence of the United States. This nation1! danger in the next decade cama to they explained, during those tense moments in Washington two months ago when, the European warfare seemingly only a few hours away, this war department experts realizing the United States was hopelessly unprepared to defend itself summoned leading industrialists, some of whom discussed the problems involved with the president. While the full scope of the rearmament program, they jiid, may not become known for months, it now appears that early- estimates of its size, measured in dollars, although round figure of was several times previously to he revisad upward, rather than down, ward. Business leaders interviewed expressed belief that national defense program, superimposed on a business pick-up already begun, and a "huge" residential building boom on way, would tend to reduce unemployment and WPA payrolls to a marked degree. GERMAN LEADERS GIVE RATH A MARTYR'S FUNERAL Chancellor Adolf Hitler (ar- row-upper right) headed the Nazi statesmen who gave Ernst fvom Rath, slain German diplo- mat, a martyr's funeral at Duesseldorf, Germany. Shooting of von Rath by a 17-year-old Poush-JewUh youth In Paris was followed by an anti-Semitic reign of terror in Germany. In this view of the funeral Nazi guards flank the casket' Heft Those seated In back ground, left to right: Ernst Wilhelm Bohle, state sec- retary; Herr von Rath, brolher of Ernst; Joachim von Rlbben- trop, foreign minister; Frau von Rath, mother of Ernst; and Hitler. Press radlophoto.) Broadens Drive For Stamping Out Jewry Order Churches To Ban 'Jehova' Nurnberg Jews Forced To Sign Over Property BERLIN, Nov. Nazi Germany 'broadened its campaign to eradicate all pos- lible traces of Jewry from tional life today amid swift financial, religious and inter- national cross-current. PROPHETS BANNED Protestant churches in some parts of the country were ordered to eli- minate the German word taken from the Hebrew ior God, and old testament names of Jewish prophets. Wealthy Jews in Nurnberg, ac- cording to advices received in Munich, were forced Io sign over 9p per cent ol their possessions to the German labor front and then (old to leave the city within three months. A mass eviction of Jews was re- ported In Vienna. In Berlin thou- sands clamored in vain for per- mission Io leave while officials de- bated ways and means of letting them go. Lay teachers of religion in pub- Hr schools asked that pastors and priests assume such instruction. They explained no German teacher could Interest nordie pupils in see bEcuiiin'V, "g. S, Col. 6 EVENTS 10 COME IN WEST TEXAS COLEMAN.-A soil conservation tour of Coleman county will be made Monday, with Senator Tom Connallv ns guest of honor. ALBANY. The Lions club Christmas charity show has been scheduled December 20. HAMLIN. The Bamlin Lions club and the two PTA organizations will hold ti.clr annual supper November 29. CROSS PLAINS. A livestock auction will be held In Cross Plains November 28 in connection with the Jersey sale. RISING STAR. Rising Slar American Legion post Is planning Ik fish fry December 1. Lamesa PTA will present the first concert of a Musi- cal Arts series Deccmbcs 8. with William Hales and Dorothy Ellen Ford in Joint recilal. Kibitzers Watch As Mineral Wells Man Digs In Mount For Sam Bass' Treasure MINERAL WELM, Nov. klblliers stood around top of the hole and looked down at the workers. Will R. Jones and his crew of diggers kept on searching today for worth of gold pieces which may or may not be buried In East mountain. Jones started his excavation In 'an effort to find the treasure buried by Sam Bass, the Dcnton train robber, 50 years ago. That Bass had a treasure has never been questioned. He and his gang took from a Texas and Pacific express car at Cedar Brakes. from (he Union Pacific railroad at Big Spring, Neb., and from the bank at Bradford. Legend has It thai the Texas and Pacific loot was buried on East mountain, but no one knows, as Bass was shot down by Texas rangers at Round Hock, 20 mites north of Austin, without telling. Father Of Two Abilenians Dies Funeral was held at Fairy, Ham- ilton county, Saturday for Calvin Galloway Cox, 80, father .ol two Abilenians. Mr. Cox died Friday of pneumonia. Conducing Ihe service was the Rev. E. B. Surface of Central Pres- byterian church, who had been Jtr. Cox's pastor for 15 years. Mr. cox was born in Sprinsplace, Murray county. Georgia, January 6, 1858, and was married to Madora Gnlnn December 15. 1585. They came Io Texas In 1897, settling In Hamilton county. After 11 years they moved Io Abilene, then in 1916 went to Alamogordo. New Mexico. Since thai time they had lived al- ternately in Abilene and Alamor- god, returning Io Abilene for the last time In 1933 to live with a daughter, Mrs. Ira A. Sanders. Mr. Cox was a retired stockman and larmcr. He held membership In the Masonic lodge. Survivors Include the wile, who lives here with Mrs. Sanders; a son, W. Willis Cox ot Abilene; a daugh- ter, Mrs. Sanders; n twin brother, T. c. Cox of Abilene, and three other brolhcrs, D. L. Cox of Hlco, John and Sam Cox of Cisco. Georgia; four grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Rescuers Dig For Entombed Miners SHENANDOAH, Pa., Nov. rescuers worked in relays today to reach two bootleg coal miners Irapped in an Isolated shaft on a mountainside two miles from The miners, Wllilam Buckanav- age and Michael Comnilnsky, both of Shenandoah, were trapped late yesterday when the shoring on Ihelr makeshift shaft collapsed Discover Boy's Body In Canyon DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. Pile year old Jerry Hays was found dead today, his body high on a canyon side where he fell exhaust- ed after wandering from his par- ents' hunting camp In Rucker can- yon, 5 miles north of here, eight days ago. The child probably froze to death the first night' he disappeared Sheriff I. V. Prultt said when he brought the body here. A scarcn m wiui'u hun- dred men participated for a. week ended when three forest service workers came upon the 'boy's body about (our and one-half from the hunting camp where Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Hays of Btsbee and their tour small sons were vaca- tioning. The child's body bore only a few scratches. Jerry had taken off his shoes and stockings and overcoat. WITH FORMAL ASSIGNMENT TODAY- Ballinger Pastor M'Murry Head Abilenians To Thanksgiving Many To Trek Elsewhere For Gridiron Menu Beginning with an union Thanks- giving service Wednesday night at First Presbyterian church, with the Rev. C. A. Long, pastor of St. Fa'ul Sfethodlst church, delrering the Thanksgiving sermon, Abilene plans a complete but quiet observance of the national holiday. AH business houses of the city, banks, the postoffice; all city, state and federal offices, public schools and colleges will close for the day. Thanksgiving is one of four iegal holidays recognized and observed by the Retail Merchants' association. Mayor W. w. Hair, hi a Thanks- giving proclamation issued yester- day, officially set 'aside" "Thursday Turn to pafe 6 lor the may- or's proclamation. as a citywide holiday and requested all citizens to observe It In prayer, and thanksgiving. Students )n Abilenes public schools and.colleges will enjoy four-day holiday. All will be re- leased from class work Wednesday afternoon and be free until Afon- day morning. Many of the Hardln- Slmmons, A. C. C. and McMurry students plan visits home. Teachers of the city's, public schools will begin an exodus Wed- nesday io the annual convention of the Texas State Teachers associa- tion in Dallas. Although no football attraction will be offered Abilene fans, other than a return engagement between the Black Eagles and an El Paso team, many will go elsewhere for their annual Turkey Day gridiron menu. The Sweelwater-Brecken- rldge game in Breckenridge Is ex- pected Io attract many, others wiL see the Howard Payne-Southwest- ern game In Brownwood, while many more will be on hand for nu- merous traditional battles between Class B teams of the sector. The SMU-TCO classic in Dallas Saturday after Thanksgiving will be an Irresistible magnet for scores ol fans from this section. PWA Grants Funds For Power Plants COLEMAN, Nov. (SpD Congressman Charles L. South was notified today that the public woris administration had approved loans and grants to three towns of his district for construction of electric power plants, or lor a distribution system In one of the cities, Lam- pasAS. H. L. Gray, assistant PWA ad- ministrator. Informed South the fol- lowing sums had been allotcd: To Lampasas, 363 grant. To Llano, lean, grant. To Frfdcricksburg, loan grant. Every boy and girl nil. want to follon- (lie acfi'cnhirc Bobby has Santa Chus aiid Peggy in Toy Ja The Story Slarls ITESDAY MORMNTt. XOV- 21 Walch tor !l! HERE'S NEW M'MURRY PRESIDENT THE REV. FRANK L. TURNER RED CROSS WORKERS SEEK TO CLOSE ROLL CALL THIS WEEK Chairmen Report Progress In Drive; Business Sections To Be Canvassed Optimism prevailed among work- men Jn the Red Cross roll call in Taylor county as last week closed. But they plan to add speed to their efforts this week In order to complete the annual drive by Thanksgiving day. "The call is: moving nicely, and I'm gratified wllh results thus said Kobert B. Wylle. roll call chair- man, likewise, Mrs. W. R. Hy, chairman of the residential roll call, gave cheerful report. "It has been a pleasant drive Insofar as the workers are con- cerned." she said. "People seem to realize more than ever before what the Red Cross has done, and those who are not respond- ing express a desire that they could do so." Mrs. Ely said that a half ot the 96 resldennal district work- rrrmrled. and thai much work had been done In other districts. Between 125 and 130 workers are Ihe residential areas. A large percentage ot Ihe work to be done remains for canvassers In business and Industrial sections. Many of the teams plan to do a large part of their work during the last week However, the little red-and-whlte membership buttons are becoming i increasing numerous on coat lapels of the county, "There are many people who join the R5d cross every year, and we are trying to contact all of these." said Wylle. "However. If we fall to see someone, we don't want him to feel slighted. "Instead, anyone wishing to con tribute may do so at Montgomery Drug store, 174 Pine, or at E. E. HolUngshead's window In the GUI- tens National bank. Of Ok'd By Conference Move'To Establish Minimum Pay For Pastors Defeated By Special Correspondent MEMPHIS, Nov. 19 The Rev. Frank Turner, pastor of the First Methodist church of Ballinger, was elected this aft- ernoon to succeed Dr. Thomas W. Brabham as president of McMurry college, Abilene. EFFECTIVE DECEMltEK 1 Dr. Brabham tendfa his resigna- tion of the presidency, effective Oc- cember 1, a little over two 'months ago. He gave as his, motive a desire to return to an'actlvfc pastorate the Methodist wort H Formal of the Turner to.Jjk.-cew} ppft made Sunday In the reading of ap- pointments by Bishop Ivan Lie Holt. the ference'authorized-apprpprlalkm of toward upkeep of McMurry college. An effort to seta minimum pas- tor's salary of Jl.OOO was defeated. President Is Native Of Brown County BALLINGER, Nov- 13 The Rev. Frank L. Turner, pastor of First Methodist church here, was bom and reared in Brown county and received his early schooling In the schools there. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Turner, pioneer resident of that county. The Rev. Turner attended school at Daniel Baker college, Brown- wood; polytechnic college, now Texas Wesieyan college, Port Worth; and Southwestern university, Georgetown. He received his A. B. degree from Southwestern In 1925. Daniel Baker conferred a doctor- of divinity degree upon him In Aug- ust of this year. While finishing his work at Southwestern he served a pastorale at Jarrell and was active In con- struction of a new parsonage there. Upon finishing his college work he was named traveling secretary for Southwestern university and during the year he served In that capacity he raised more than 000 for the Institution. He went back into the ministry See McMURRf, Vf. 6, Col. S KILLS GIRL, SELF Peter Pellin, 35, a spurned suitor, shot Alberta Cobb, 27, to 'death at San Eraa- clsco and then let .the auto himself and-the girl's body plunge through a guard rail, hurtle 23 feet Into a house, somersault and crash in flames In a vacant Such was (he decision r of deputy coroner (Associated Press Photo.) Farm Aide Will The Weather and VICIMl i Fair Sand nd ilnnjay; WArtnrr SoEtda3 EAST TEXAS: Fair Swulay Jr: vxnruhat narmtr Snridsr Uiht to rntle tarlabrn en Ihf cwH. WEST TEXAS: In Monday rr eorth HOIR rt i M i M M M 1ST 34 MMnlcbl JI, ___ 81 Hlfhr't anil In p. m. :Q ind ac: rfatf Mt. Boldy Forest Blaze Unchecked LOS ANGELES. Nov. Ashes wafted for 20 miles over southern California valleys today as a forest fire raged unchecked on the slopes of Mt. Baldy 60 miles norlhrast of here. One thousand men and. CCC youihs bairiea me ciau through- out the night. A 35-mile-an-hour wind swept the flames along a four- mile front. Ten square miles of virgin limber had been destroyed. Twins Living BUFFALO, N. Y.. N'OV. prematurely bom six-months twins of Mrs. James L, Wylde lived in incubators today, their vitality tribute to modern medical science. Under Secretary .On Way To WesteX Prciduce Congress M. L. under-secretary ol agriculture of the United Stitej, will arrive in Abilene at o'clock this morning for a visit wltbj hb long-time friend, Dr. Cyrus W. Mr. Wilson wilt stop here betfow continuing to Platovlew where wlll.be principal speaker for ;the West Texas Producers congress ta be held at Plainview Monday and Tuesday. Slated to speak at o'clock Monda'y afternoon, Mr. Wilsbn'j topic will be "National Agriculture! Problems." At Ihe Plainvlew meet- Ing he will deliver one of the two scheduled addresses on a tour through Southwest. A native of Montana, Mr. Wilson was selected by President Roosevelt to administer the original wheat production control program. He la an agricultural economist of inter- national reputation. Virgil Parr, executive manager ot the Pitchfork ranch, Spur, is a personal friend of the under secre- tary' of agriculture. For more than a decade he was connected with Mr, Wilson In the bureau .5; tinimal Industry. German Consulate In N.Y. Picketed NEW YORK. Nov. German consulate was picketed to- day by several hundred men and women carrying black bordered; signs denouncing treatment of Jews in Germany. Forty policemen stood, guard and 66 others were held, fn reserve near- under the 'ximmand of Capt. Max Finkelstein and his mainstays, Lieut. Jacob Ucker and Sarseant Isaac Gcictstein, named by Mavor LaGuardla and Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine as the all-Jewish for nazl visitors and property. In Process Reported By FATHERHOOD AFIER OEAIH POSSIBLE BY 'LIGHTNING FREEZE' PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 19.- MV- Primitive terms of lile have been slowed down so that or.e minute equals ten thous- and years in their rate of liv- ing by a method reported to the American Philosophical so- ciety today. The method makes possible a test of scientific Ideas that hu- man male seed may be preserv- ed indefinitely. A man now Hving might, long after death. become A father through arti- ficial fertilization. This means has been susgwtcd for giving (he talents ot geniuses to pos- terity. The new, slow tempo of life was developed In the labors- tors- of the'California Institute of Technology' by Dr. Atexindor Goctz. He told today how it Is done. and. in an Interview aft- erward admitted the posterity experiment may be possible. In Ihe laboratory he ptur.sect various kinds of bacteria and yeast cells into liquid hydrogen, which has a temperature around 400 decrees fahrenh-it below zno. The tiny bits of living matter froze at the equiv- alent of a drop ol l.COO degrees per second. When thawed out rapidly, no how Ions they had Vcn most of them were still Dr. Gocl! said ultimate death foi iuxrt frozen forms of life Is probable, but for practical ptuposes thsy can be said never to die. He calls their state -latent life." The lightning freeze Is limited to forms which are not more than acouv one thous- andth ot art Inch In dLimeter. The male .seed Is one form wllh Wit! c.xtremely small ike.   

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