Abilene Reporter News, November 22, 1938

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November 22, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEX4S' OWM VOL. LVHI, NO. 175. -WmiOUT. OK WITH OPPKNSR TO OR PO1S WORLD EXACTLY AS IT rrtM IUD Mercury Starts Dip As. Norther Moves On Area Mark Well Above Freezing; Colder Today Is Forecast Abilenians glanced fearfull} toward tho north last nigh before going to bed in expec tation of a forecasted coli wave, but near midnight tern peratures remained high abovi freezing, COLD I'HONT HITS As the projected cold front passed over Abilene laic yesterday after noon the temperature dropped fron n high of 81 at o'clock to 6( at 6 o'clock. At midnight last nigh (he mercury was easing near the 42 degree mark. Attendants at the Abilene munici- pal airport weather bureau said las night that colder temperatures were coming but (here would be no ab- normal weather. A high pressure area of high north and northw.es1 was due to strike sometime during [tie early morning hours. Forecast for today Is partly cloudy nnd colder Kith tomorrow fair am warmer. W .H. Green at the governmen weather bureau station said earlier in the, night that temperatures would rirop close to freezing but, he doubted If citizens would see an> ice this morning. Livestock Warning Up On Panhandle AMAH1LLO, Nov. tlmers called it "blowin' on the fingers" weather as the first live- stock warning of the year was In effect lonlght on the Panhandle', north plains. Stock, In good flesh; were !n lit- tle danger, however, since the norther was forecasted and ranch ers had ample time to afford pro tection. No snow was reported from Trin- idad, Colo., to Amarlllo as the ther- mometer dropped in Amarillo from the day's maximum -18 degrees at noon to 27 degrees at p. m. Although it was cloudy tonight, no snow was expected, and the minimum temperature was expect- ed to be 21 degrees. At Lubbock. the temperature had dropped to 35 degrees late tonight after a maximum of 70 during the day. West Yellowstone, Mont., Nov. 31. mercury sank to an of- ficial 23 degrees below zero today at this entrance to Yellowstone na- tional park, Jinnger Lyle McKnlght reported. Denies Instructed Acquittal For Lucas SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. Two Alcatras convicts accused of murdering a guard in a fruitless escape plot were denied an instruct- ed verdict of acquittal today and their trial ncarcd Jury deliberations. Defense Attorney Harold Faulk- ner moved for a directed verdict after the government suddenly rest- ed its case against Jamci C. Lucas of Albany. Texas, and Rutus Frank lin, charged with bludgeoning Guard Hoyal C. cline to death will a hammer. Sinos Halt Japs SHANGHAI. Nov. 22 reported today they had halted the Japanese advance with counter-offensives on both the Central and South China fronts. Ihe Wealher nnd ilrinMy; Tattly rolrfrr Tuesday; 1 nn thr Ia TlfmfM porlLon, on the roajl iS: Knlr h portlni ABILENE, MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1938_____FOURTEEN PAGES. WITH COMMONS SHOWING RARE UNANIMITY- PRICE FIVE CENTS Jewish Drive D U14.1 l_ t ___ British Guiana, Lower California Climates PROPOSED HAVENS FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM GERMANY ARE NO UTOPIAS By NEA Service _____ WIWI inj Ily NBA Service Two possible refugee havens In the Americas emerge from the first tent- ative plans for helping the perse- cuted Jews of Nazi Germany: Brit- Ish Guiana on the hot northeast mainland of South America and Mexico's sparsely-settled Lower Cal- ifornia. Suggested at preliminary discus- sions of the refugee problem In Urn- don between American Ambassador Joseph Kennedy and British offi- cials, British Guiana roused little enthusiasm among experts In the' refugee problem. One of three Gulanas on the shoulder of the olh- ers are Dutch Guiana and French British South Ameri- can colony Is one of the least known parts of John Bull's empire and vast sections have never been penetrated by white men. Vears ago a League of Nations mission investigated the possibility of settling Assyrian refugees from Iraq there. The missions' search for a site iultnbie tor settlement led 1400 miles on foot and horseback through fev- Khadtd sEcflon In above map shows British Guiana, mtnlion- ti as a refuje for Germany's perseculed Jews. Inset shows the British colony in relation to all of South America. Mississippi Mob Lynches Negro Victi.m Seized After Assault On Women, 74 WIGGINS, Miss., Nov. Wilder McKowan, 21-year-old ne- gro, was lynched today by a mob of about 200 white men who had trailed him for several hours atler the alleged rape and robbery of a 74-year old white woman. Sheriff S. c. Hinton said Ihe mob seized the negro while he and his deputies were six miles sway. .This was the second lynching st Wiggins In four years, and Tus'se- see Institute records showed ft (o be the sixth in the Eouth during 1933. The elderly while woman, Sheriff Hinton said, was alone In her home last night when a negro broke In the door and attacked her. "The woman." the sheriff said, furnished a description but could not name the negro who rapped and robbed her. I don't believe the woman, In spite of her years, Is In a serious condition. She is the mother of a Wiggins physician and is a member of a socially promi- nent LCRA Refuses To Buy TPL Property AUSTIN. Nov. 21 _ The Colorado river authority said oday it has declined to Texas Power nnd Light company in a 16-county area which he authority will serve with power generated at its dams north of Aus- in. Max siarke, operations manager or the authority, has Informed the ompany its price of was 00 high. The company, (he author- ty said, has refused a counter offe- 1 S4.000.000. er-infested swamps and tangled jun- gles. Only an experimental settle- ment 'could be undertaken over a period of years, the mission report- ed, so great were the difficulties. The British government pooh- poohed the report as unduly mistic. TAKEN FROM DUTCH Comprising square miles, with a population of about Including some Aborigines and about 140.000 East Indians, Britlsn Guiana is a crown colony adminis- tered by a governor and a small elected legislative'body. With more than square miles of forest and approximately square miles of undeveloped land, its major industry Is cultiva- tion of sugar cane, an Industry founded by the Dutch predecessors from whom the English wrested Guiana In 1196. The country was first settled In 1620 by the Dutch West India company. The great number of East Indians there is accounted for by the labor problem created when slavery was abolished. Imjwrtatlon of Portu- See HAVEN'S, Pj. II, Col. 7. land for the J California, i possible home- AS 'PRICE-FIXING SCHEME- OilJShutdowns Attacked In Court CACTUS JACK'S GOING HUNTING ON BIRTHDAY UVALDE, NOV. 21 If one wants to see how young a man can be at years can often be the poorest guage of a man's youth or he should have come to Uvalde today and watched the second highest official of tnis land, John Nance Garner, get ready to celebrate his 70th birthday tomorrow; No birthday cake will grace 'he wide table of (he dining room In the northeast corner of the Garner home. No wild tur- key or big fat Texas torn will be placed in front of the vice president as. he recalls he's reached his alloted three score years and ten. Nov. 22, 1938, is going to be Just another day in the life of Cactus Jack. He's going hunting' In the morning with B. Morrison, a brother of his close friend Ralph' Sforrbon of San Antonio, on (he Morrison ranch. It is Just down the road a piece toward Bracket- ville. And there are deer an Anacaho ranch. Mr. Garner said this evening that he e-xpected fo be away at 6 o'clock. He didn't know when he'd be but he knew he'd be gone all day tomorrow. He got back yesterday eve- ning from a hunting trip with- out a deer at which he had shot. fhlhka he riiade a hit, but the deer got away. CHARGED IN MOTHER'S DEATH- Cisco Bail Defendant Gives Third Statement Jurvey For Ector Highway Ordered AUSTIN. Nov. te and prospective Improvements enefitting many counties were an- lounctd by Ihe highway commission oday. Orders, by countirs. included: Ector, ordered location survey tor xtension of highway 158 frorr. fghway si north of Odessa south- via Goldsmith to a point IS miles northeast of Ihe Winklcr-Ec- or county line with condition state unds are not available for construc- 100. Fraud Trials Set ALBUQUERQUE. N. M Nov 21 a last flurry of legal maneuvers. Federal Judge Colin N-cblett today set for January the trials of 73 defendants charged with fraud and conspiracy In use of the New Mexico WPA. Baird Shooting Not Accidental, Document Says By ICAKRY HOLT Keporlcr-News Staff IVriter BAIRD, Nov. with murdering his mother, Mrs. Annie Prezt, 45, Floyd Pretz, 20-year-old Cisco lino- type operator, is being held without bond in Callahan county jail here awaiting ac- tion of the 42d district grand jury which reconvenes Tues- day morning. TRML WAIVED Pretz was denied ball by Justice of the Peace O. H. Corn after he waived examining trial when ar- raJjned before the justice this af- ternoon. The denial came after Co. Atty. P. E Mitchell presented a written confession signed by Pretz In which he admitted shooting his mother with a .22 caliber rifle. The statemeni, third obtained since investigation began last Thursday morning, was made to Dist. Atty. J. R. (Bob) Black Sun- day afternoon. The district attorney said the first statement was that Mrs. Pretz accidentally shot herself In the kitchen of her home here. That was at the inquest conducted by Justice com the morning fol- lowing her death last Wednesday night. Black said the youth later signed Sec SLAYING. PE. 14, Col 6. CIO Unionists Walk TRADING AT CHICAGO'S STOCK YARDS PARALYZED BY STRIKE IN COLEMAN Connally Praises CCRA, Stresses Conservation COLE.MAiV. Nov. S Senator Tom C. Connally of Martin in the dual role of honor principal speaker at a soil conservation tour sponsored by the Central Colorado river authority and the local chamber of commerce to- day. Senator Connally was guest of honor at a breakfast presented at Hotel Coleman at 7 o'clock Monday morning by the river authority ana ivas wended like honor at a lunch- con at noon at the First Christian by the Lions snd Kiwani.; jluba. He was principal speaker al meeting held at Coleman high school auditorium In the afternoon During Hie mo.-ning he and other dignitaries. Including Congressman Charle.s L. Souih of Coleman and soil conservation officials from OTtr the Southwest, were shown'soli ana water conservation project thai have been completed by the CCRA Aided by the Works Progress Ad- ministration and other governmenta agencies during Ihe past two yean At the luncheon and at the ad- ernoon mcetins the -senator stre.y- crf trie importance of soil and water conservation. He was Introduced, a'. the breakfast and at Ihe afternoon meeting by At the luncheon. J. P. McCord. local real estate dealer, presided and in- troduced the visitor. Senator Connally praised the work of the CCRA in his afternoon speech and pointed out the need of soil and water conservation. Penrose Metcalfe. San Angelo senator elect for this area, and W R. Chambers. May. representative elect, were among Ihe vlsltora to attend Ihe meetings and take part In the tour, CHICAGO, Nov. strike of CIO unionists halted trading In livestock in the huge Chicago stock yards today. Some head of cattle, sheep and hogs were corralcd In pens pending a break In the stalemate. Farmers were advised to curtail fresh shipments. Neither side, however, made 'a definite move to arrange a peace parley. One hundred policemen were as- signed (o guard duty in the yards as Ihe strikers left their posts this morning. Spokesmen for the packing house Mahon Presides Af Parley Feast PLAINV1EW, Nov. Jl-wv-The Garden of Eden and the new deal came in for attention here today at the West Texas Producers con- ference. After M. L. Wilson, undersecre- tary of agriculture, had defended i the new deal's farm program Mrs G, w. Kennedy. Muleshoe. told the audience of 1.500 persons that "Eve was the first farmer and women were the first class of farmers." Mrs. Kennedy, vice president of the district 2 home demonstration clubs declared that the clubs had been a boon to family health, wealth and happlne.'s. Congressman George H. Mahon of the 10th district presided at a ban- quet tonight which featured the two-day resslon of the organization. Topics for discussion tomorrow In- clude farm legislation, co-operatives and sround uater. Wilson, opening the attemoon session 9! the congress, said "do- mestic allotment is not enough." and termed the national farm pro- ;ram "the most practical method to meet the present situation-" workers unloiv claimed 535 of a force of approximately 7CK> livestock handlers Joined in the walkout They said called to support demands for a signed contract pro- viding pay of 62 1-3 cents an hour, an eight hour day, a 40 hour week time and a half for overtime and vacations with pay. Packing houses continued their slaughtering operations with a number of animals shipped in over the weekend and hogs and sheep sent directly from farms. Some cattle were sold subject to weighing, but no quotations were available on these. Officers Probe Oplin Stabbing Police last night were Investigat- ing the stabbing of an Abilene man, who was wounded at a small cafe in Oplin anrl drove here (or medical attention. A hitch hllter that was with the local man said the argument arose over whether a punchboard should be left at the place. The hitch- hiker said he grabbed the assailant's arm and deflected the blow. The wound was a two-inch gash, about half an Inch deep. Just abqve the heart. Doctors as the Kendrlck Memorial hospital said Ihe cut was not serloas.' Callahan officers were notified and asked to pick up the cafe own- er. The wounded man was booked for dnmkenne.w at police headquar- ters here and heW for further In-. ve-Uigatlon. Institutes Suit Say Independent Refiners Driven Out Of Business AUSTIN, Kov. The long-expected cwurt test of the legality of statewide oil production shutdowns two days each week was instituted in state district court here to- day. CLAIM MARKET CUT. The suit was- fifed by iht rjniled East and West Oil company, which operates in the East Texas field and of which c. R; starnes of Gladewafcr Is president. It alleged the shutdown orders furthered a "monopolistic price-fixing had driven independent East Texas refiners out of business and had greatly reduced the market for East Texas crude. Statewide Sunday shutdown: were adopted by Die railroad com mission last January in an un- precedented move to keep Texa from producing more oil than thi commission felt was needed. Satur day shutdowns were added for most 0.1JU this month. At last week's pro con- operator protesting against tlnuance of the closings. Starnes based hh conffnllon the shutdowns Illegal on several counts. One was Ihit 'he closings reduce the output of wells btlow the amountj to which they are entitled under Ihe marjinal well sUtutt- An- other thai they hare cut East Texas production below flcmand for oil from lhal "fid. Starnes charged In the court petition that the major companies drove independent East Texas re- finers out of business by maintain- In.? a high posted price for East Texas crude, Uien after eliminating competition "double-crossed" the railroad commission by slashing the crude price. The plaintiff asked that the com- mission be enjoined from enforcing the shutdown orders. District Judje Ralph W. Yarborough did not in- dicate when a hearing would be held. London Hears Germany May Recall Envoy Hitler Angered By Projects To Resettle Jews LONDON, Nov. The British house of commons with rare unanimity adopted a motion tonight deploring infu- riated Germany's treatment of the Jews after the government had announced plans to create havens for the refugees in Af. rica and British Guiana. BERLIN SEES 'PLOT Adolf Hitler was reported angry at Prime Minister Chamberlain's announcement Jews would be sent to a former German colony In Africa Tanganyika, as well as to British Guiana In South America, and led to unconfirmed reports here that Germany's ambassador to London might be recalled. The Tanganyika project was re- garded In Berlin as a "plot" to avoid returning the colony to Germany. Germany's anti-Jewish drive was bitterly assailed in the house of commons debate which disclosed that already Chamberlain's hope of reaching an appeasement settle- ment with Germany based on the Munich accord had bten struck a severe blow. Labor members of parliament proposed taxing of German prod- ucts, controlling of G-rroan assets in England and strong diplomatic action as methods of forcibly i w- Ing Germany's attention to Britlah disapproval of tnj persecutions Chamberlain said Britain Intends lo lease "on generous terms" at least square miles In British Guiana and as much land In Tan- ganyika, northern Rhodesia, Nyasa- land, and Kenya colony as economi- cally and climatically juitable. DEFY TO Britain accepted the plan to of- fer a hometai.d for Jews In defiance of warnings In the controlled Ger- man press that settlement at Ger- man Jews in Tanganyika, which was German East Africi before the war, would be considered "a trans- parent maneuver" to dodge Ger- many's colonial demands. Tangan- yika'now Is mandated to Britain. It was ]eamed on unimpeachable authority that Britain baclced the plan with the understanding that private capital In the United States wouW raise 'la help the Jews reach, settle, and Jesse their new homes. The plan, acceptance of which marked an unprecedented' policy was originally drafted by United States Ambassador Joseph p. Ken- nedy, who started working on it al- most Immediately after the current wage of anti-Semitism broke out In Germany Nov, 10. After the prime minister had spoken the house adopted unani- mously a motion of a labqr member Youth IN THE NEWS 8y The Af Featuit D.UUVU 1UI U1UQ of May, all of June, all of Septem--------------------------- mciuuei. ber, most of October, and all of phlllP J- Noel-Baker which attack- s proration "tne deplorable treatment suf- ULUIIMI. nv. jast wees s proratlon m.-ijiuiaaie treatment suf- hearing here. Starnes was the only fered "r'ain racial, religious and politlcal minorities in and suggesting "an immediate concert- ed effort amongst Ihe nations, In- See BRITAIN-, Pj. II, CoL t. Hunters Bring Back More Deer, Turkeys Five deer and a wild turkey were reported brought back list night by returning hunters tram Mason and Kimble counties and the Big Bend country. C. Harkrtder brought bwk a turkey and T. H. Barton bagged an eight point white tall deer on a hunting trip to Mason county. D. M. Oldham sot a white tail from Kimble county. Three deer were brought in Sun- day night by a party to the Big Bend hunting grounds. Ray Roe got a ten point black tail. w. S. Roe an eight point black tail and Mrs. W. S. Roe a four point black tall. Mrs. Ray Roe also accompanied the hunting party. FOR TWO-WEEKS' Roosevelt Arrives at Warm Springs After Citing Belief In IVA 'Social Betterments' Jccls built or building In the Tenn- eisee river watershed, was made at the first stop on a auto- mobile tour of the Chattanooga area that covered scenes of civ Trial Continued BELTON, Nov. Judge Few Brcwstcr today granted rial of L. E. Trimble until Ihe sec- ond week In March. National Cotton Council Formed MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Nov. men who raise, service, sell and ship the nation's cotton banded together today to tisht [or their in- dustry's life. They formed the National Cotton council and mapped plans for at- !acktne the through increased consumption both the united States and abroad Roosevelt arrived hete by special train at 8 p. m. central standard time, tonight for a two-weeks' stay. A crowd of villagers, officials and patients of the foundation for the' economic projects "We are nv w watched htm leave by car for his cottage on the summit of Pmc mountain which he so often uses as a temporary White House PT'' dent reaffirmed his fatth m wha; across the toos of betterments of TVA in at Chattanooga. The brief informal talk to the workers on mauga dam, one of seven .all a speech Chlcka- pio- war days with modem social economic projects. "We are not I merely putting an oSstruction across j a river ids: to make a few kilowatts of electricity.- lie told the workers. "We are doing a much bigger Job than that. We are not only Improv- navigation and stopping floods, are not only maiing highways across the tops of these structure.'. reforest IiV THE RAW Shelly Davis. 3. of Chicago, receives raw treatment from his parents. He sleeps in the raw. eat; only raw foods and dresses as near the raw as the law allows. Here he's eating raw coconut. His mother says he's never been sick a day. IN AT HOLLYWOOD Kay Taps-colt was this five- year-old girl's name when she left Lincoln, Neb., a few months ago. Now it's Marilyn' Kay. Reason: she's been "dis- covered" as a child dancer and given a seven-year Hollywood contract which calls for to a week. IN A KETCH Teddy Walter of Greenwich; Conn., is only 15 months old but he's already on his way around the world in a 70- foot ketch. His mother and fa- ther and a crew of 15 are with him. Dozen Indicted In Money Case Bogus Bills Distributed in 4 States Is Charge CORPUS CHRISTI. Nov. men, II of (hem Houston- olans, were Indicted today by federal grand Jury on charges of conspiring to pass and possession of spurious bank notes. Those Indicted were David Kra- fcauer of Palisades, N. J, Joseph Art Cain Jr.. Perry H. Short, Wilford Louis Macey. Charles Lyles Brouil- ete, Quinn c. Parabee, Theodora Dreyling Jr., llaynard Bradshasf Vaughter Anderson Wilborn, Harry C. Bodcelman. yiric Sidney Betti- son and Rudolph Benjamin Brett, ali of Houston. The government alleged Cain, short and Macey purchased 350 bogus bills from Krakauer at Pall- sadts, N. J., and returned to Hous- The counterfeit money, the in- dictment said, was distributed by of the defendants'- In Mis- sissippi, Arkansas. Louisiana, Ten- nessee and olher statK. Assistant U. S. Attorney John, who presented the case to the grand jury, said Kraxauer was under bond in New Jersey on a similar charge. He said would ask that Krakauer be sent to Texas to stand trial, probably at Houston. None of the II other men his een arrested. John said. The prosecutor sa'.d he would aiit the United states marshal at Houiton to arrest the men laUr. are not cutover land ar.d but taking it by and Urge, we are doin; something constructive that will affect the livej of our srand- chiidren in the United States.- Lawn Man Named New Deputy Sheriff Edwards of tawn over duties Monday as Tavlor cotmty Jailer, replacing w. E. Lowe tjwe resigned s week earlier !o become county Juvenile officer, by appointment of the commissioners Edwards was-appolnted Sid McAdams. He was formwij' as soclated with McAciams In talninj county roads when the Uitcr wis precir.-t com- missioner. ;