Publication name: Abilene Reporter News
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas WESTJEXA? MEVKPAPER Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKli'JU-J YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ,i VOL LVIII. NO. 179. ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1938-------TEN PAGES. C.H.I PRICE FIVE CENTS CALIFORNIA BRUSH FIRES CONTINUE SERIOUS MENACE LOS ANGELES. Nov. fires In the Santa Monica and San Bernardino mountain areas continued as serious menaces to property today after liavlng caused possibly damage already in destructloti o( homes and watershed protective growth, For the third time, the fire in the Santa Mon- ica-Brcntwood region broke out of control. It threatened to cal its way toward half a hundred expensive homes In lower Mandeville canyon, adjoining Brcntwood, where many Hollywood. screen players, Including Joan Crawford, Shirley Temple, James Stewart and Pat O'Brien, live. In tile San Bernardino mountains, women and children were evacuated from the villaee of Crestline. Firemen believed, however, that the flames had been deflected at least temporarily Irom the Village. The threat to (he Mandevllle district came Irom a blaze centering In Sullivan canyon which fire fighters believed they had under control this morning. 'Hie front of the fire along the pacific shore north of Santa Monica is shown above as it advanced toward a at costly hillside homes in the pacific Palisades sector. A lucky shift of wind saved further de- struction after 4uO homes. In- cluding those In this scene, were destroyed. Daladier Ads To Halt Strike Government Will Requisition Plants 'In Case Of Need' PARIS, Nov. Edouard Daladler tonight counter- ed a rapid growing strike move- ment directed-against him by pre- paring the governmenfJO over affected Industries "in case of need." The premier acted at the end of a critical day In which the General Confederation of called a 24- hour nationwide general strike of Its members for next Wed- nesday. Both moves were in protest against Daladler's decree laws which, among other things, sus- pended the 40-hour week. With armed mobile guards and police maintaining order among the country's more than strik- ers, the premier fought back at his labor foes by Issuing a decree auth- orizing the minister of public works to requisition strike paralyzed mines and Industries in the north of France "in case of need." The decree will become effective with publication in the official Journal, probably tomorrow. A government spokesman also let it te known that Daladier had tak- en steps assure operation of ail the nation's public services on Wednesday, the day of Ihe general strike. The national Federation of Rail- road Workers already had annouc- ed its workers would join the gen- eral strike. Daladier indicated he plans to mobilize all railroad work- ers and send Iheni (o work as sol- diers instead of as paid employes in order to keep railroads running. Some sources indicated the reg- ular army might be called upon lo operate some of the public services. Deaths Rise In Storm's Wake last Counts Toll Of 81 After Most Severe Holiday Weather In Years By The Associated Press The death toll of the first savage cold wave of the most severe Thanksgiving weather in many tonight at approxi- mately 61 for the nation. Tce-glaied roafis, fires am} exposure left i trail of death in the "stern states, whipped by Arctic storm. Several men collapsed while digging ajvay snow iirlft< V' New York counted 14 dead, the metropolitan-area's New New Jertey 12. Pennsylvania the South 5, Ohio 4, Maryland 3, Michigan and Indiana 2 each, and Nebraska and Missouri I each Continued cold was tne forecast tonight as a large area of' Uii United States lay under a blanket of snow. Slowly rising tempiiiiarei were forecast for the weekend. Washington, D. C., dug out of a 7 inch all time record for November. Clogged and slippery streets caused 39 accidents. Thousands of men worked at men clearing New York streets from the heaviest snowfall in November since the weather bvtreau records began In 1871. Nearly pieces of motorized equipment were In use. Snow covered Atlantic city's boardwalk, and in some New Jersey cities it was heavier than last win- ter's total snowfall. Pennsylvania lay under 4 to 12 inches of snow, a record for No- vember, western Maryland under 12 inches, and Baltimore under the heaviest for November in 67 years. In Chicago the mercury hovered between n and 20, with a forecast of colder tomorrow. The tempera- ture In Wisconsin ranged from 2 above lo the low 20's. Insurance Ruling Favors Roosevelt BOSTON. Nov. that the hope for "favors" had nothing to do with the award ol an insurance account to a firm with which James Roosevelt was connected, a court-appointed auditor today found a rival Insur- ance broker hart rot liccn "wrong- fully deprived" oC his commission on the policy. P. Delano Putnam, Ihe auditor, alter five months' study of the evi- dence, declared thai Arthur D. Cronln, the broker, was "not entit- led lo recover'1 in his suit against the National Shawmut bank for plus interest. Alcatraz Prisoners' Case Goes To Jury SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. (Wjl jury of 12 business men delib- erated late today whether two Al- catraz prisoners should die in the lethal gas chamber for death of a guard, or return lo ihe Island pris- on where they tried to escape Mav 23. The Jury received the case at p. m. (CST) after federal Judge Harold Louderbach, In hi? Instruc- tions, gave it the choice of first or H-conrt degree murder, manslaught- er or acquittal. A verdict of first degree murder without recommendation for leni- ency would mean deaili in the state's San Quentin prison gas chamber for James C. Lucas, 26, Al- bany. Tex., bank robber, and Rutus Franklin. 21, o.' Alabama, accused of the hammer murder of Guard Royal C. Cline, 36. WITH THIRD CHILD ALIVE IN MOTHER'S ARMS- Husband Finds Wife, Two Children Dead HOUSTON, Nov. Mrs. Lena Pearl Dorsey, 35, and her Iwo children, Calvin 9, and Kalhryn Ann, 3 were found dead of an unknown cause In their home late today and a third child, Mary Edna, one, was found clasped In the' arms of the mother, but alive. The husband, J. H, Dorsty, 31, found his wife and two chil- dren dead when he went to his home after work n a lineman for the telephone company. Afary Edna the baby, was clasped In a rise like irlp In the arms of the mother, lie (old police. The baby was alive and crttnf. Police began an immediate In- vestigation In an effort to de- termine the cause of the deaths. Horsey said when he enterd the house he law his wife partly on the floor and against a chair, as It she had slumped out of the chair. In her arms was (he child, Dorsty ran to her. The child moved as If she were alive, he said. Mrs. Dorwy's arms were stiff and had difficulty n- Iractlnr the baby, he said. He look Ibe child and nn nest door to Ihe home of Mrs. N. II. Elliott. He handed Mrs. Elliott Ihe baby. "Pltase lake care of my Mrs. Elliott said Borsey told her. "I think the whole famll; U Horsey ran back to hlj house, a six room brick house. Then he found the Iwo dead children, atso in the Living room. Calvin was lying on the floor, at one end of a dlian. Kathryn Ann was lyinj on the divan. Justice of Ihj Peace Tom Maes, who Is conducting an In- quest said when he arrived he smelled Ihe odor of gas In the house. A large gas heater In the din- ing room was burning. One window In the dining room WM half open. Dorsey told officers he had bought the heaUr six weeks ago and had not had any trouble with u. Justice Maes ordered post' mortem examination of Mrs. Dorsey'j body. Dorsey said he left his fam- ily at breakfast at a. m. to go to work. AFTER COLLAPSE FROM HEART ATTACK- Specialist Summoned For Pope Business Men Set For Rush Weather Spurs Buying; Colder Forecast Today Abilene businessmen last night were predicting that today would be one of the best selling days of the season, due to the continued cold weather. Several stores blossomed fortti with holiday merchandise and cap- italized on cooler temperalures lo Invigorate Chrislmas sales. Almost all the department stores were putt- ing extra clerks to work today. Weather bureau authorities fore- cast last night that the temperature would again seek loner levels after a brief respltu from the cold yes- terday. Offiical prediction is "partly cloudy and colder today, Sunday. Wilson Races To Hull's Ship For Brief Talk Envoy To Return To Berlin Soon, Secretary Says NEW YORK, Nov. A secrelary of Ambassador Hugh B. Wilson said tonight he felt sure 'we will return to duty in Berlin soon" as the ambassador, sum- moned home by President Roose- velt "for raced to a closely guarded 14-mlnute confer- ence aboard ship with Cordell Hull, secretary of state. From here, Wilson prepared to go directly to Washington to descrioe the German situation and the anti- semltic. campaigns to president Roosevelt. Under present plans Wilson would go first to Washington, then to Warm Springs, Oa., where the president is vacationing. Wilson taken off the- liner Manhattan on a revenue cutter, landed at the battery and sped by automobile to. the pier of the liner Santa Clara on which Hail headed the American delegation -the Pan-American conference JD Lima, Peru. The liner Manhattan "poured on the coal'' to gain maximum speed so Wilson might meet Hull (or I their conference before Hull sailed tor South America. Hull arrived from Washington a 3 p. m. and went aboard to avail the ambassador. Visitors were ordered off the ship during the conference, Wilson's secretary. Peter Helin remained aboard -the Manhattan until it docked. "I don't know of any parlicula effect it will he said when asked concerning the summons home. "I feel sure he will return t< duty in Berlin soon." He said he did not know the na ture of the "instruction" the am bassador might receive from thi president. He said there was "surpris- ingly little damage" to property of American citizens or Amer- ican Jews in Berlin. "I he added, "that the German government has given assurance that insurance com panies would reimburse foreign business for whatever damage wa To Mop Proration Policies For 193 COMMISSION WILL- SURVEY U. S. OIL PICTURE fair." Yesterday Ihe mercury hung around freezing during Ihe early morning hours then skipped up- wards to the fifties for the after- noon. High and low for the day were 57 and 30 degrees. AFL Unionists To Open Stock Yards CHICAGO. Nov. 23 P o! L. unionists decided to go to work in the stock yards Monday in defiance of a strike conducted by the C..I. O. The decision was reached in _ conference ivith O. T. Hcnkle, gcn- ival manager of the union stock yards. The strike, now in its fifth day and affecting approximately 600 livestock handlers, has halte'd the trade on greatest meat animal rnarkei In the world. incurred on their Insured proper ties. "Some American Jews have re ccntly left Germany but I not say how many." Hull Sees 'Hope' In Lima Parley NEW YORK. Nov. rctary Hull, off for Peru to dircc United Slates participation In Ih Pan-American conference, said tn day the conference offered "a soli, caxise for hon?