Abilene Reporter News, November 21, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

November 21, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas Bright Lights' Glamor Console s Mare Pining f o r Wide Open Spaces This is the taJp of a country horse who came to town. run of the prairie. i the light Punkin whinnied and snapped the light off again. romping over the lot. It looked like a party in full blast." Kex A. SnutiT-A-ho lives in Elmwood, recently purchased Ptffikm didn't like the modern ham and the horse lot j That was unusual but probably aa accident the owner Nov.- Smith has to find a new light switch system, because a cowpony named "Pmikhi" from a ranch north and for a while. Then she found a j thought. j Punkin, the country is having too much f-n running up be- to town for the first time Smith started to the lot a lew nights ago., and before he j A lew nights ago, Smith came home to find tiie barn light the electric Dill. Punkin a lot with another horse and a pony, i got there, the rtali light was switched on. j on and also a floodlight over the lot. "And she doesn't turn them off either, said a limited amoum of space for an animal which has had free 1 Punkin had pulled the cord, and startled, looked up at j "Punkin had turned them he related, "and was I Smith._____________________________________________ WEST TEXAS' VOL LVIll, NO. 174. rrttt (CT) Ofiilftit 3ft Mirtrhr I "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES "-Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, PAGES {AF> PRICE FIVE CENTS REBELLION PUT Gale Reprieves Devil's Island-Bound Felons ST. MARTIN-DE-KE. France. Nov. violent tempest today gave a short reprieve to 738 prisoners due to sail aboard the prison shin La Martiniere for fear- some Devil's island and the other French Guiana penal colonies. High seas and a strong wind dash- ed the small motor launches used for leading the convict cargo against 1 the prison ship's sides so that au- thorities postponed the sailing. Under the fixed bayonets of Sen- galese troops, who quelled riotin? among the convicts last night and during the previous week, the pris- oners for departure, probably to They are the first shipment the! sleep in canvas hammocks, with few Guiana include no- breaths of fresh air. torious Devil's the j Xhe prison ship's unwilling pas- Daladier government reversed the, haye been arrivin? at decision of the former premier, _i, cialist Leon Blum, to abandon the j concentration camp, m the South American island prisons. J Bay of Biscay, the past two For 14 days these men will sit on i weoks, transported to mainland wooden benches in iron cages and i ports in trucks fitted with iron bars like those of circus wagons. Yesterday's rebellion started dur- ing lunch, and the men ran ing to the prison courtyard to dem- onstrate and sing the Internationale. Sengalese troops subdued them be- fore reinforcements cf mobile guards reached the island. COWBOYS, BAND COME HOME TO CONQUERORS' PLAUDITS MURDER CHARGE Ciscoan Held in Mother's Death Here for Annual OIL MEN TO FEAST ON STEAKS FROM DEER, ELK AND BEARS Luscious hindquarte felled bv Abilene steaks carved from ments committee at the offices of! needs more deer, elk and bears for, Washington. D. C.. will be here for 0-" e-k deer and bears i J- C- Hunter, association president, j the big banquet, however, and it is the convention. Cooperating with i -Kpi-pr in Viternrv rtf' broadcasting an appeal to Abilene Aivipnp u'lll he iscver oeiOie in tiie nisiory Oi r- miners TMII DC i sportsmen who may have a spare served 1.500 guests at the annual Texas has anything like this been of the West Central Texas Oil Gas association here December 10. R. B. Leach, chair- man of the menu committee, an- nounced the menu today following a meeting of the general arrange- undertaken. We have been antici- pating such an undertaking but have hesitated in announcing it un- til the meat was in Hunter said this morning. The oil and gas association still hindquarter or two they are willing to donate. Any having contribu- tions are asked to telephone either Leach or the association is the Wichita Falls junior chamber of commerce which has changed its annual banquet date to December 9, avoiding a conflict with the local convention. Assisting on the menu committee the Abilene chamber of commerce. i are Fletcher Brumit, J. A. Pincher, Oil men from all of Texas, Okla- j V. C- Perini, O. B. Stephens, E. A. homa and from New York and i Ungren and 3. wagley. WITH FIVE OTHERS- Cedillo Indicted at Corpus Christi Sale of Planes Is Cited in Bi Two American Aviators Among Others Charged CORPUS CHRISTI, Nov. 21. (AP) Satnrnino Ce- dillo, vanquished rebel leader of Mexico, and five other per- sons including two American aviators were indicted by a federal grand jury today for conspiring- to violate and vio- lating the amended neutrality act of 1937. j The indictment specifically alleged the transportation o' iwo airplanes to General Cecillo from the United j Siates in- September. 1S37. The j planes were purchased, the indict- i mer.t said, from a Chicago firm, some of venose officials were named j as material witnesses but were not j U. S. FUNDS SOUGHT? j Cecillo formerly was governor of j the Mexican state of San Luis Po- t-osi and had served in the cabinet i of President L-azaro Cardenas be- j fore the Mexican army put his rev- j oiutionary forces to rout- He was j last reported hiding in Mex. i Indicted with him were Cloyd p.; Cisvencer of New York City, avia- tor: Howard Frederick Klein, New Pastor Unlimbers Six-Gun to Retrieve Stolen Sermon Notes and Automobile MACOX, Ga., Xov. spitting from a borrowed pistol, the Rev. "William Worth Williams, pastor of Mabel "White Baptist church here, chased four would-be car Thieves into a ditch at the end of a blind street last night. "Oly Bible and sermon notes were in it. and I vras due to preach my evening: service." he explained later. Wilson Defends Farm Program Court Affirms Patents Ruling Cold Wave Due To Hit Toniaht Winter weather is slated to play another Abilene engagement this week. The forecast reads: "Partly cloudy and colder tonight; Tues- day partly cloudy and much colder." If the cold wave brings freezing it is expected will be the first since November 8. when the mercury registered 31 de- Pina, personal pilot for Cediilo: a man Known to the grand jury only as "Mansivois" and an unnamed Mexican aviator. Tne indictment was returned after an investigation directed by U. S. Dist. Atty. Douglas McGregor of Houston. Statements in possession of the government prosecutor at Houston indicated agents of the Mexican rebel general contacted arms salesmen in the United States and tried to finance a Mexican revolution with Amer- ican money. grees. Mid-November has been rnilc- Airline Changes Station Managers W. H. Scott, transferred from Springfield. HI., became Abilene station manager for American Air- lines Monday, succeeding A. G. (Dutch) Schlegel, who is being transferred to the station manager- ship at Slkir.s. W. Va. Scott has been with American Airlines 9 1-2 years. He entered the service at Atlanta. Ga.. his home, and has served in Detroit and Springfield. Schlegel is another "old-timer" in the aviation busi- ness. An Ohioan, he went with American Airlines at Waco. He was stationed in Memphis, Tenn.. immediately before being sent here 18 months ago. Before going to Memphis he was at Big Spring. "I'm an Ohican, but I've been in this southwest country so long I've taken root: now I've got to pull all those roots said Schlegel before departing cits'. for the West" Virginia Sunday was a typical example, with minimum temperature of 49 degrees and a high reading of 71 degrees. tt By UNITED PRESS A hard freeze was forecast for the Panhandle and other parts of West Texas for Monday night as a new Wizard swept down from the Rocky mountains. As the weather grows much colder in West Texas, Tuesday, the United States weather bureau said, the severe cold will move on into the West and North Central portions of East Texas. Temperatures 20 degrees or low- er will grip the Panhandle Mon- day night, the bureau said. Live- stock warnings were issued for the northern portion of West Texas. The hard freeze may extend south i of a line from Abilene to Dallas by Tuesday or Tuesday night, the fore- cast" said. Brabham to Leave For Roswell Dec. 5 Dr. Thomas W, Brabham, who was appointed to the pastorate of the First Methodist church at Ros- well, N. M., at the annual North- west Texas Methodist conference in Memphis, will leave for his new post December 5, he announced this morning. Moving with him to Roswell will be Mrs. Brabham and their two daughters, Elizabeth Ann. a high school student, and Patricia, who attends Alta Vista. Remaining in Abilene will be their son. Thomas, who is a- freshman in McMurry college. A "WASHINGTON. Nov. supreme court to- day denied plea of the American civil liberties union for an order barring- the third circuit court of appeals from considering the Jersey City civil liberties case. WASHINGTON, Nov. supreme court, re- buffing an administration plea, today re-affirmed a patents de- cision of last May which was the subject of a vigorous dis- sent by Justice Black. The court's new decision in the patents case was reached by a di- vision of 5 to 2 which found Justice Black again dissenting and Justice Reed joining in his dissent. Justice Roberts did not participate in the case. Justice Brandeis. presenting the court's opinion, declared that, fed- eral patent laws clearly permit patent holders to restrict the use which patents may be put by per- sons employing the patents under license. In other actions today the court: Agreed to hear argument of the pansteel manufacturing case, in- volving the right of employes who have engaged in a sit-down strike to seek protection of the National Labor Relations act. Upheld constitutionality of the 1933 Wisconsin special relief tax by a divided vote of 5 to 3. in which Justice Roberts joined Justices But- ler and McReynoIds in a dissent. Declined to consider the appeal of nine persons convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy in connec- tion with shoe workers strikes at Lewiston and Auburn. Me- Agreed to consider canstitutional- ity of application of state milk con- trol laws to milk destined for in- terstate commerce. Federal Assistant To Wallace Raps Domestic Allotment! the Peace G. H Corn was ulec. at 2 o clock this aftemo Printer Claims Shot Accident; Jurors Called Floyd Pretz Held Since Friday after Shooting at Baird By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer BAIRD, Nov. 21. Floyd PreU, 20, Cisco printer, was charged -with murder of his mother, Mrs. Annie Pretz, 45, j in a complaint filed this morn- i ing- by F. E. Mitchell, Callahan county attorney. Mrs. Pretz was killed almost in- i stantly last Wednesday night in the kitchen at her home here when a 1 slug from a -22 caliber rifle tore I through her head, entering back of her right ear. HELD SINCE FRIDAY j Pretz was arrested Friday morn- j ing and held without charges until today. Examining trial before Justice of was sched- :emoon. Bob PLAINVTEW. Nov. L. I 42d district attorney, is as- Wilson. under-secretary of agricul- ture, waved aside the domestic al- lotment plan and stoutly defended the national farm program today as "the most practical method'' to meet the present situation- Some of the chiefest opposition to it. he asserted, comes from in- terests ''which have used govern- mental powers tc- saddle South- western farmers with high freight rates, and u> give tariff benefits to j industries which sell goods to farm- ers." HE CITES EXPORTS Those interests, he said, were say- ing a farmer "has sold his birthright if he takes a government check he has earned. "Sometimes I wonder about the sincerity of people who get senti- mental about farmers' independ- ence, who say that a man is giving his freedom if he works with other farmers in a national program." Wilson addressed a meeting of Texas farmers called to hear an explanation of the farm program. The domestic allotment plan, he said, would mean lower prices. He spent many years working with farm leaders for the domestic allotment plan, Wilson reported, and "many features of that plan are now a part of the present farm program. But those of us who had worked for domestic al- lotment finally were forced to conclude that under present conditions the domestic allot- ment was not enough. "In the days when foreign coun- tries were taking more of our farm procucts it navg worked. But now there seems tc be a definite on port, no matter what the price is." Godowsky Dies NEW YORK. Nov. Leopold Godowsky. famous pianist and composer, died at Lenox Hall hospital today after a long illness. He 6S. Deny Ship Bombed f HONG KONG. Nov. British naval authorities today de- nied Chinese news agency reports that a British gunboat had been bombed yesterday near Ichang. sisting in prosecution of the charges. Justice Corn held an inquest into Mrs. Pretz' death Thurs- day At that time her son testified his mother acci- dentally shot herself while they were seated at the dinner table. Pretz came to Baird from Cisco on the Sunshine s p e c ia. 1 Wednesday afternoon, reaching: his home about o'clock. The fatal shot was fired about o'clock. i Two roomers in the Pretz home, i Josephine Hamledd and Mrs. Gus Kali, testified at the inquest that Pretz called them immediately af- j ter the shot was fired. They sum- j moned a doctor but Mrs. Pretz was j dead when he arrived. By HAL SAYLES Reporter-News Sports Editor Hardn-Siniaions university's football-goodwill party came home this morning from its highly successful weekend invasion of Southern Caifornia amid the cheers of several hundred stay-at- home students and fans who crowded the T. P. depot. The happy homecoming was broadcast over KRBC, the Re- porter-News station, at the federal lawn after a downtown street parade. Talks of appreciation were given by Coach Frank Kimbrough, Co-Capt. Bud "Reeves, "W. J. Ford, sophomore fullback who turned in the first touchdown o! the Loyola game, and Dr. J. D. Sandefer, H-SU president. Welcome was extended DV Mayor W W. Hair and J. P. Stin- son. H-SU trustee. "We're just started. We'll keep right on going: till we wind up in the Rose said Judge Stinson. V K K Outstanding reasons why the long jaunt should be labeled a huge success follow in, order: 1. The Cowboys, by trimming Loyola 19 to 0 Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, turned in their best performance of the current campaign. 2. The Cowboy band, led by Marion McClure, was a smash hit in all 14 of its appearances over Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. 3. The team, the band and the 30-odd whooping fans put the school, Abilene and West Texas on the map with a colorful show of western plains spirit. As for the game itself, the Cowboys showed far more drive than in any previous performance. This was' especially true in the case of Kirk McKinnon, the outstanding back on the Gilmore stadium turf. Kirk, who weighs only 178 pounds, dug in with such terrific speed that he often bounced much larger men back- ward a couple of yards before he could be brought down. McKinnon also turned in the two prettiest runs cf the day. The longest came in the closing minutes of play when he dropped back for a fourth-down punt. A couple of Loyolans sifted in and McKinnon saw there was no chance yetting off a boot. He sidestepped the two rushers, skirted wide to the right sideline and was not brought down until he reached the Loyola 18. The next play, a lateral-forward, was executed perfectly for a touchdown. Coach Frank Kiinbrough's praise went to Joe Pee. who played the finest game of his career at tackle last week. Bulldog Turner turned in his best offensive game, and was up to his usual standard on defense. The team was to work out this afternoon and Tuesday, then pack for a ride Wednesday to Oklahoma Cty and the Thanks- giving day game with the Oklahoma City Goldbugs. One more tilt follows that one, a bout with Howard Payne in Brownwood on December 3. The between-halTCS show at the game, termed by no less than Bill Spalding, head coach at UCLA, best we're seen on the west featured the Cowboy band and entertainers. The band had the Texas stands on its feet with "The Eyes of Texas." "The Last sung by Joedene Propst, band saxo- phonist, brought an ovation that called for an encore. Trick rope numbers by Rex Felker were roundly applauded. A specialty was the appearance of Gloria Sadler, band sweetheart. Will W. Watson, and Phillip Cadenhead, 11-year-old Weinert mascot, were flag bearers. Commissions as honorary Texas Rangers were presented Spencer Tracy. MGM screen star, and George O'Brien, star of many west- ern roles. Among the movie celebrities who occupied boxes at the game were Bing Crosby, who rode the band's famous mount. Bear, in his picture "Rhythm on the the Ritz Brothers. George Raft, Frank Borzage, Pete cmith. George Huston and Ruth Rowland. Britain Seeks To Give Jews Guiana Homes Gifts from U. S. Expected to Hit LONDON, Nov. Prime Minister Chamberlain today told the house of com- mons of plans to lease at least square miles in British. Guiana to provide homes for German Jews seeking- refuge abroad from the nazi regime's) anti-Jewish campaign. BERLIN, Nov. I Prime Minister Chamberlain's dis-l closure that Tanganyika, Germany's! former East African colony, might! be used for settling Jews fell like bombshell here today. It came amid the first signs abatement of Germany's 11- inti-semitic drive -which has flepriT- ed German Jews of virtually freedom and reduced tens of thous- ands to destitution. Many Germans interpret plans settle German Jews in their forme colonies as a move to prsvent th nf his mnth- i transactions had .__... ig jie of his moth I Shortly 10 a. m., however, police orderec. tne strike See PRETZ, S, Col. 3 The Weather ABILENE vicinity: Partly eloudj tonight; Tuesday, cioudy a.nd much colder. West Texas: Fair, cokler: cold wave in hard freeze in -west ano north portlo-s; heavy jrost in southeast portion tor.lght: Tuesday fair, much eoWer: I livestock -a-ar'ir.ss :r. north j Hast Texas: cloudy, frost !r i southwest portion, colder in west i "orth-central port-.o-s ton'.pht; Tuesday partly cioudy. rr.-Jch coJcer. probably occa- sior.a! rair.s or. Police Probe Station Entry Local police are investigating the Saturday night burglary of the Cities Service filling station at First and Sayles boulevard. The cash register was robbed of after entrance had been gained Capt. John Pendergast. chief of i Chicago's uniformed forces, on duty. Pendergast. estimated 178 handlers FORT "WORTH, Nov. officials and labor leaders here said today that the strike in Chicago's stock jards would have little immediate effect upon the Fort Worth stockyards. i understood to be the direct result i his recent consultations with U. 1 Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy 01 the urgent problem of finding homed for lens of thousands of victims oj the latest wave of nazi antL-semi-j tism. Kennedy was said to worked in such close cooperation with the British colonial office that he helped draft Chamber- lain's statement to commons. One high official source said Washington authorities had es- timated that the United States could contribute at lezst in private and public funds to help settle Jews in new territory. Chamberlain's disclosures we made prior to the opening of scheduled general debate on t question of minorities in Europe. Tne prime minister said the gov-j eminent would invite volunteer fugee organizations to send the I own representatives to Britis Guiana, a colony with an area ol square miles on the northj eastern coast of South Africa, make surveys. "Provided the results of these surj veys are satisfactory, the governj ment contemplate the lease of largj areas of land on generous term] under conditions to be settled here he announced. Highest temperature yesterday lyotcfst temperature this iromir.c .-40 TEMPERATURES front door. Sun. Kon. P-M A.M. 65 69 70 by crashing the glass panes in were on strike. CIO spokesmen said the number was closer to 500. The yards customarily employes 700. Tne union has been negotiating for an agreement and the reported demands include exclusive bargain- ing riehts. a checkoff. vacatior.s and tion two miles west of Sweetwater. one.naif for overtime. Sunday night at o'clock. Arm- j The union charged in a formal j Abilene officers were also on the I alert for a men and a robbed a filling sta- ed with a shotgun, the three took S5 53 53 49 50 52 5-. 52 ss i 25 and 19 years of age. 60 i John Kelly, 773 Northeast Thir- j by "instigating an extremely vicious ?2 teenth street, reported to police i campaign of terror" against the thei't of his 1928 model green Chev- union. i i-c A spokesman for the comoany statement that, the union stockyards in cash and an automatic pistol.; and Transit company, which hand- The men were described as being les all stock coming into the Chi- cago market, precipitated the strike f HILLY rolet coupe Sunday night from its j A spokes: Dry thermometer TS j parking place near the Wooten ho- j said the charges were "ridiculous tel. 'and outrageous." Wet thermorrieter Relative humidity 52 16 SAFETY SONNETS BRITON'S MAD FLIGHT TO RESCUE RUSS IAN WIFE IN SOVIET LANDS HIM IN JAII iL IK MATJBL-e CHISELtRS JN TRAFFIC SIX OF MOSCOW. Nov. unauthorized non-stop flight for love by Bryan Grover. a British engineer, into Soviet Russia has Landed him in jail. Grover started his daring night from Stockhalm last Sun- day after trying .more man a to get bis Russian-bom wife out of the country. He landed the next day at Stariza. 100 miles short of Mos- cow, his goal. He was without even an estry visa for himself or an exit visa for his wife. Soon after landing Grover was taken into custody by police abd his old sport plane, carry- ing the identification marks S- Asum, was sequestered. His friends said he well knew his desperate attempt to enter Russia without permission would land him in jail, or worse. They said he hoped nevertheless to use this method of attracting attention of higher Soviet offi- cials in his determination to join his wife. Grover 'was a foreign special- in the Soviet oil industry several years.ago wheft he fell in love with the Russian girl and they were married here. Later he went to Ira'n (Persia) on business, planning to return to Moscow to join his wife and return to England with her. But his application for a re- entry visa into the Soviet union wfc not granted. The.. Briton then to "get permission for his wife to leave Hhe country .but failed. noJ Safety i Two fines totaling were assessed in corporation court this morning by Judge E. M. Overshiner. Largest was for against an Anson farmer for reckless driving. A transient In- diana youth was fined for drunkenness. Traffic fines netted for as many tickets. Ten tickets were excused. Fourteen were issued to offenders over the weekend. ;