Abilene Reporter News, November 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' own HEW5MKR VOL. LVIII, NO. 182. ABILENE, MORNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1938____TEN PAGES CONTINUING NORMAL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS- U. S. Envoy To Italy Sets Return I'allet Tntt (Up, PRICE FIVE CENTS A PAIR OF KINGS HERE'S A PICTURE STORY OF NAZIS VS, JEWS 1 ASSASSINATION IN PARIS proved spark which set off full blast of German violence against Jews. On Nov. 7, Herschel Grynszpan, 17-year-old Polish Jew, walked Into office of Ernst Vom Rath, German embassy secretary, and shot, him twice. "Wanted to avenge" Polish Brethren being rounded up in Germany, said Orynsz- pan, Vom Rath, 32, died two days laler. 2 RIOTS AGAINST JEWS In Germany broke out with Vom Rath's dealh. Some Jews were slain, some committed sufclde, many were as mobs destroyed their shops, burned synagogues. "Justifiable and said Nazi officials of "spontaneous demonstration caused by indig- nation." Jews were f'ned for Vom Hath's death; thousands were reported Jail- ed, O PROTESTS came quickly, especially from England and the U. S. Citizens expressed their Indignation In public mass meetings; some paraded with placards denouncing Hitler. Major official action was Presi- dent Roosevelt's order recall- tag Ambassador Wilson from Germany for report, Hitler's counter-recall of Germany's ambassador. American leaders condemned the persecution. A REFUGEES from Nazi ter- ror sought to flee Germany but found scarcely any place open. Neighboring countries admitted some, chiefly children. Reich restrictions made it diffi- cult to leave country legally. Britain and U. S. considered how and where to establish colonies of refugees. But Nazis, who wanted to remove Jews' from German life, didn't want them to leave with their money. DESPITE MILITARY RULE DECREES- Frgnce Faces Strike Paralysis Fireman 'Bleeding To Death' Revived As Doctor Wipes Red Paint From Face BUFFALO, M. Y.. Nov. M.-flv-Fireman William J. Denney yes- terday was rushed, "bleeding to to a doctor's office by col- leagues fighting a filling station lire. to 'aCe tarel and'5ent hfm bact A can of red paint had exploded In the fireman's Chamberlain To Visit Mussolini January 10 Likely Date For Meeting Of Statesmen To Press Appeasement LONDON, Nov. traveling prime minister is to talk over with Premier Mussolini In Rome Ihc British policy of European which has been balked Predicts Cotton Quota Approval Howard KIngsbcrry of Santa An- na, member of the state committee directing the agricultural adjust- ment association, predicted yester- day that farmers would overwhelm- ingly vote for cotton marketing quo- tas In the referendum December lo Ktngsbcrry, visiting In Abilene! said that the size of the majority favoring the quotas would bo deter- mined by the number of farmers go- Ing to the polls, asserting that a larger vole would bring a larger per centage favoring the AAA plan. Elections will be conducted throughout the coflonbelt by coun- ty committees. Question lo be de- termined Is whether or not cotton farmers prefer retention of the cot- ton marketing quota nlan of crop control. Under this plan the fanner Is al. lotted a certain number of acres of cotton to niant. He may market all colton from his acreage, regardless of amount of yield, but If hi plante more than the allotment, tax re See VOTE, PE. 10, Col.-'5 temporarily by Germany's drive on Jews. The foreign office announced to night that Prime Minister Chamber- lain and Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax, both of whom were in Paris last week on an official visit, pro- posed Journeying to Rome in the first half of January. The announcement said Mussolini had suggested Ihe trio to Chamber- lain when they met Sept. 29 In Mu- nich and. In answer lo the later British proposal of making Ihe meeting In the first half of Janu- ary, had staled "he would In prin- ciple welcome a visit from the prime minister and foreign secretary at that time." Authoritative sources said Jan 10 was a likely date for the statesmen to meet, It was expected that high on the agenda for their talks would be three questions' 1. Improvement of Anglo-German relations, now clouded by Germany's antl-jcmitlc policy. 2. Improvement of Italian-French relations. It was believed that Chamberlain rather would have visited Chancel- lor Hitler first, since expanding Ger- many constitutes Britain's great diplomatic problem. Germany's antf Semitic drive however, forced postponement of further direct Anglo-German ap- proaches and H Duce. as before the Munich conference which dbmem- iwrcd Czechoslovakia, may be to use his good offices time toward reaching an Anglo- German understanding. DEVELOPMENTS DURING 1939-.- i You surely want to keep informed on the happen- t Whether it's STATE, NATIONAL, or WORLD af fairs, the ABILENE REPORTER-NEW8 is always ahead with the latest news first BARGAIN RATEJIOVnN EFFECT ONE YEAR BY MAIL S4.95 WJTH SUNDAYS (Effective in Texas h0r" wnt or postmaster or The Abilene Reporter-News "Wtst Texas' Own Requisition Of Services Ok'd Confederation Calls Walkout On Wednesday PARIS, .Nov. Paralysij of France by a one- day nationwide. was threatened'by widening: 'labor support today, in spite of ?6v- ernment measures which held military rule over the heads of a large section of the workers preparing the Wednesday walkout. CABINET ORDERS DEFIED The govemmLnt announced a special "mass decree" allowing the requisitioning under military super- vision of all public service employes bus line, electric and gas plant workers. The delivering uf requisitions to (he nation's railway workers already was proceeding. These measures were taken ss government employes' unions total- ling 950.000 public servants, Includ- railroad workers, defied cabinet orders to disregard Ihc strike call. In protest against government de- cree laws suspending the 40-hour work week and imposing new taxes General Confederation of Labor members were on call to strike. Throughout Ihc country unions were approving resolutions lo walk out In a protest demonstration. Military officials said (he requisi- tions of public service employes would proceed as follows: Army authorities would be placed In charge of the companies affect- ed and take over supervision of op- erations. FACE JJIL1TARV TRIAL If the workers, then working for the army is in the Interest of na- tional defense refused to perform their duties or disobeyed orders they would le subject to trial by mili- tary courts. If the regular workers chose to strike and run the risk of court marital the army could replace them with soldiers who would take over the actual Job of driving en- gines shoveling coal selling tickets. The ministry of national defense would be In direct command of the public services after the requisition See FRANCE, ff. 10, Col. S Tol's Improvement Gives Scant Cheer To Abilene Family Christmas seem.? far off Ihis year for the T. A. Thorn family. Friday Ihe youngest child, little one year old Mary Beth, was taken to the Hendrfcfc Memorial hospital seriously ill of diphtheria. Sunday afternoon Ihe residence they were occupying 2505 Cedar street was almost completely des- troyed by a fire of unkonji The house was owned by J. H. Bul- lock. Things looted little brighter last night with word from Ihe hos- pital that little Mary Btth was showing slight improvement Jimmy Richard Nicholas 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs L K. Nicholas of Seventh and Chery' was also a diphtheria patient at the hospital night. His condi- tion was about same. ALBANY LEADER W..LOUIS HItL Funeral Today For W. L Hi Albany Business Man Found Dead In His Automobile ALBANY, Kov. Funeral for W. Louis Hill, 48, member of a prominent Albany family, will be held at. 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon U the home of his mother Mrs. H. Hill. Mr. Hill was found dead Monday morning in his automobile in the garage at his home. Death was attnbuted lo natural causes the Possibility of a heart attack or sud- den violent Illness Indicated. Native of Albany ne was the only son of the late L. H. Hill, shackei- ford counly pioneer who settled at Fort Griffin in 1879 The Rev. w. M. Joslin. Bapllsl paslor. will officiate at the funeral aurial lo be In Albany cemeUry Mr' Hill was a member of Ihe Masonic lodge. Mr. Hill was bom in Albany July 23. 16S2. He received a degree from Texas A. M. college, and was married October 11. 1015, to Alice Latham. Survivors are his wife and mother and two children. Doris Elizabeth, student at Baylor univer- sity, and Louis Hamilton student at Texas Technological college Mr. Hill In 1323 was taken into partnership with his falhcr in the pioneer real estate firm of Webb ind Hill, founded in 1883. The jusiness was c nducted from 1331 under the name of Hill k Hill un- til the elder Hill's death in 1932 W. Louts Hill sold his interest n insurance agency of the firm three years ago to a nephew J. Carler King Jr., and had de- volcd his lime to extensive real estate, ranching and oil properties in Shflckelford county. L. H. Hill had moved to Albany after the United Slates army post was moved from Fort Griffin in 18S3. He aided In th< organization of the town of Hajkell and Haskell county, and also laid olf the town of I-ueders and established the quarries there. He was irisinimrnlal in gaining Ihe right-of-way for Ihe Texas Cen- tra! railroad extension from Al- bany to SUmford in 1300. Ambassador lo Berlin To Stay At Washington Diplomats Talk With President At Warm Springs WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 28 (AP) The United States will continue normal diplomatic relations with Italy, but her course with respect to Germany still was uncertain tonight after another two-hour conference here between Presi- dent Roosevelt and the envoys to those nations on oppossed minorities abroad. NOT 'INDEFINITE' Talking with reporters just be- fore starting back to Washington William Phillips, ambassador to Italy, said he would sail December 10 or 14 to return to his post In Borne. He has been in this country 10 days conferring at the state de- Hugh H. Wilson, ambassador to Berlin who was summoned home al the peak of rioting against Jews in Germany, 'would not say how long he would remain In Washington but balked at the word "indefinite- ly" in describing his stay. "What Is the proper WAS asked. "I don't he replied- "I'm going to work In Wash- ington for some lime, I don't know how long. I've got certain jobs there to do.11 He said Sumner Welles, acting secretary of state, had not used the word "Indefinitely" at a Wash- ington press conference at which his status was discussed. Otherwise, the two diplomats were silent on their talks with the president Jn. the "Little White House." Any public announcement would have lo come [rom him they said as they left by auto- mobile for train north. SILENT ON MINORITIES Asked whether the exchange of views had touched on mistreat- ment of Catholic and Protestant as well as Jewish minorities, as had been indicated In official quar- ters, Ambassador Phillips said: "You will have to ask the presi- dent." Neither diplomat would predict whether the president would have any statement on the discussions at his press conference tomorrow, Somft observers saw In Wilson's hesi'-ation to say he would remain in the national capital Indefinitely as counselor on German relations the prospect that normal diplo- matic Intercourse with the nazl government would not be broken. They felt, although without any official backing tor that once the situation calmed abroad and the refugee question approached solution, Wilson or some other am- bassador would be sent back to the German capital. Pope At Service VATICAN COY. Jfov. Pope Pius XI resumed normal ac- tivities today by attending spiritual services In the rhapd of his of- liclal aparlment. Store's Explosion Burns Negro Fatally First fatality of cold weather In Abilene was recorded Sunday with the death of Ed Jackson, a negro 166 Palm. About o'clock Sunday night Jackson started to build up the fire :o keep his room warm. The stove exploded, burning the negro fatally about his face, chest, arms and legs rle died about two hours later In the Hendrlck Memorial hospital. No funeral arrangements have made. The body was being leld last night at Laughter Funeral lome awaiting word from relatives -n Waco. The negro has no relatives in Abilene. Break Forecast In Seven-Day Cold Spell Warmer weather today may break the cold spell that has driven temperatures below freezing for seven consecutive days. Prediction for today is "generally fair and slightly warmer." Mon- days low. coming M 7 in., was 26 degrees. Sunday morning brought 24 degree readings. Lowest for the period came Thanksgiving morning when 13 was registered. Great Britain, which virtual- ly deported him eight years ago when he was an exile' plot- ting to regain his lost throne, gave Rumania's King Carol a truly royal welcome on his re- cent state visit because Ru- mania could become a valuable ally against Hitler. Here, clad in the white cloak of an Ad- miral, he (left) rides to Buck- ingham Palace beside King Oeorge. Abilene Opens Holiday Season Colored Lights Flash On As Merchants Lift Curtains On New Window Displays flnft" At 6 p. m. merchants removed curtains from show windows, re- T 1f iT, Simultaneously, several of colored lijhis strung overhead acres, flashed on. A big crowd was In town as bands from Abilene high school and Hardin-Simmons, the McMurry Wah Wahtaysees parked Sough town then stationed themselves at various points Stores held open house from until 8 o'clock, with iarge crowds Inspecting Christmas merchandise, and still larger contenting them- selves with window shopping. Christmas lighting is expected to begin extending Into residential areas soon. Mrs. John Dressen, chairman of the Abilene Garden club committee promoting the resi- dential lighting contest, said several entries have already been received. First entry was made by Mr. and Mrs. Dub Wooten. There are divisions of the home lighting contest lighted yards, doorways, windows and trees. Merchandise prizes will be given to winners. On December 15 a 40-foot Christ- mas tree will be erected In the downtown areas, and lavishly deco- rated by the garden club. Second Trial Of Attorney Opened COMANCHE. Tex., Nov. The second trial of County Attor- ney D. P. Parker, charged with theft by false pretext, started here today. Tried IR-O weeks- ago, the case resulted in a mistrial. The Indictment is in connection with the alleged. acceptance of a J65.50 fine from a defendant while Parker was carrying on the duties of Justice of the Peace Qeorge C Wetzel while the latter was III. Republicans Bid For Demos' Help WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 Republican leaders, gathering for a meeting of the party's national com- mittee tomorrow, made It plain to- day they want all the support they can get from CTiscrvative demo- crats. Committee members began drop- ling In at republican national icadquarters this morning. Emll- ng and happy, they exchanged con- rratulatloiw over the recent elec- ion and eagerly discussed methods !or strengthening their organization for the 1940 presidential campaign. Fires Break Out Nov. Scattered forest fires burned In this section of East Texas tonight, caus- ng cwistrlerabe damage to timber. Goodfellows' Only Total For Second Day; Need Stressed The Ocodfellow campaign lo pro- vide a merry Christmas needy families fn Abilene moved slowly yesterday with only fi.35 received In donations. Sunday, with announcement of the move, five locarconcems and organizations opened Ihe giving with each, a total of JUS The donors were Ihe Klwanls club, first this year as it has been for many years: Citizens National bank. Farmers and Merchants National' bank. West Texas TJtilities and 'the Abilene Reporter-News. Yesterday's donations .were from Charlotte Dates, 25 cents, Jean Oales, 50 cents and W. R. Balfanz W.JO. The need was stressed last nigh! that prompt acllon be taken by Abilenians ir many local' families would do without the tilings" that go to make Christmas a Joyous and happy occasion. Investlgallon this year shows that there- are more destitute families than there were last year. In 1337 the Goodfellows fund reached a total of cash. Friday night the Phi Sfgma. Chi will sponsor their annual Good- fellows dance at the Hliton hotel Ticket sale for the dance started yesterday. 0'Daniel Names Advisors, Calls Meet Monday Abilene, Midland Men On Board To Shape Plans FORT WORTH, Nov. 28 (AP) Governor-Elect W. Lee O'Daniel today announced the appointment of a board of 29 advisors, representing vari- ous lines of endeavor and dif- ferent parts of the state, and called for them to meet in Fort Worth Monday, Dec. 5 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE Creation of the board was In line with a campaign pledge made by O'Danlel prior to his nomination at the. democratic primary last July. Of the 29 members of the board, 27 are men and two are women. In "advising the members of their selection, O'Danlel' said the ap- pointments carry no political sig- nificance, and the appointees are to act In Individual capacities with no official status. They ilia ire to serve with- out remuneration, and will .be required to pay their own trav- eling exgeruei. O'Daniel aid. "will be their contribution to the at better government" "This. Is something new to govern, he said, "but something new Is needed." He also said that the ideas and suggestions put forward at next Monday's conference will be used as the basis of his recommendations to the legislature when it meets In January. THE BOARD" He- announced the personnel of the board ta' follows: Walier B. Pyron, Houston, vice president of the Gull oil corpora- tion, representing natural resources. J. .W. Calhoun, acting president of the Diversity of Tex- as, representing education Dr.' E. M. Watts, Port Worth, president of Texas Christian Dnlver- sity, .representing the religious Ufa of the stale. Johni'w. Carpenter, Dallas, presl- power and Uiht representing ClareriSTgcharBRin-, tlld I a n d representing tourist traffic. R. 8. Plnkney, AnurtUo, president of the Plnkney Packing repre- senting the cattle and livestock pro- cessing Industry. H. Overstreet, Bowie, representing farmers and ranchers who'haul by J. A: Nichols, Aledo, representing farmers. C. w. Woodman, Port Worth, edi- tor of the union Banner, labor' Abe Weingarten, Houston, retail SeeO'DANlEL, Pf.' 19, Col t EasHond Man, 80 Burned To Death EASTLAND. Nov. M Hart, 80. burned to death today !n a. fire at his smalt, frame house nere. Investigators said they were unable to explain the fire nor the .nability o( Hart to leave the house because he was active despite his Survivors include Walter Hart, former president of the Eastland chamber of commerce and now dis- trict manager' at Seymour for a utility company. Re-Appoint Hoflis Health Officer Dr. Scrott W. Hollis waj re-ap- polnted county health officer at meeting of the commissioner's court Monday. Dr. Hollis was the only applica- tion for the position, and was nam- ed fof a temporary term, lasting until May t. f Other business taken up by the court Included the abolition of lownsite surveys for several blocks m the Tuscola townslle. The land Involved thus reverted to its 'origin- al survey designations. This order was entered on petition of Tuscola residents Involved. The commissioners will meet Tuesday afternoon to receive bids for Venetian blinds to Ije Installed in the new county agriculture building. The Weather ABlLKNt: and Urntnll, fn EAST IEX.VS! Grnerellj- Tuexli and HtilnrldAT exrrpt clnodj- oa U WEST Tr.X.IS; (Vr ,B4 Wfd. idar, In the Fanhudle KOtK 3 U 31 A: u tfmtwratarti U I U. M; dite J jrar and 30- Approved By U.5.-FIUPINO PROGRAM PROPOSES TRADE FAVORS UNTIL WASHINGTON. Xov. President Roosevelt today approved the report of a Filipino-American committee which decided after 19 months' study that full and final Independence should be granled the Philippines on July 4. 1945. as now scheduled, but that mutually beneficial economic arrangements should be continued for 15 years thereafter. The sujitstlon of Manuel Quezon of Ihe Phi- lippine commonwealth Ihit the