Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas IWESTJEXAtf MEWMKR gbftme Reporter OR WITH OWF.NSK TO FRIENDS OR FOKS WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. IVIII. NO. 183. Auoctitrd ftttt Ml') ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORN1NO, NOVEMBER 30, PAGES. PRICE ?IVB CENTS. Million-A-Year Program To Cultivate Latin America Drafted By Inter-Government Group Of Agriculture Building Near Commissioners Set Aside For Ceremony Openlns of Taylor county's new agriculture building will be form- ally effected December 14. 15 or 16, Judijc Lee R. York said The new two-story slone struc- ture Is essentially complete, lacking only Installation of doors, window blinds and furniture. Contract for Installation o! Venetian Winds tor tbe windows was let Tuesday to the .Abilene Shade and Awning com- pany, on a bid of S180, The commissioners' rourt lias appropriated SI50 lor financing the opening ceremony. A dedi- catory ond open-house prorram will lie held, with refreshment served all juesls. Souvenir pic- tures of the buildlnj will be dis- tributed. Lower floor of (he building pro- vides an entrance lobby, two rooms for the county agent, a combina- tion workroom and auditorium for AAA employes, and office and kitchen for the home demonstration agent. Second floor has about a dozen rooms, to be occupied by farm sec- urity administration, commodity crcd'lt corporation, Taylor County Agricultural association, works pro- gress administration, old age as- sistance commission, and possibly others. The building was erected by WPA. through use of county and federal funds, and materials salvaged from (he old Taylor county jail standing on the same site. Cost to the county, including furnishing, has been less than 000, said Judge York. This was ob- tained from Issuance of wararnts, all of which will be paid off next February. "One of the good things about the building is that it has been built on a cash pointed out Judge York. "Interest will be paid only for the few months that the war- rants were and after February the county will owe no more on the building." State agricultural officials who have inspected Ihe build- Ins say that no county In Teiu 1 has t, belter structure dedicated to that use. The building was erected to make more room In the county court- house for state and federal agencies for which the county has been pay- Ing rents In private office buildings. WASHINGTON, Nov. 30-Wj program, designed to draw Hie American republics closer together and help checkmate any inroads by totalitarianism, v.as announced tonight by a committee ot gov- ernment leaders. It was regarded as a sweep- ing reply to the challenge of European efforts to invade La- tin America wilh political, cul- tural and economic philosophies of old world dictatorship. Among steps suggested were these: The dispatch of many Amer- ican cultural groups to sister republics In the western hemi- sphere; training of Latin Am- erican scholars and technicians in government branches here; cooperation In radio, aviation and highway development; a study of Latin American re- sources and possibilities: distri- bution of American literature and state documents In Latin cooperation; and stimulation of American travel in countries to the south. The program covered 74 sepa- republlcs in a report to Presi- dent Roosevelt. Acting Secretary of Slate Sumner Welles was chairman ABOAitn S.S. SANTA CLARA EN ROUTE TO LIMA, Peru, Nor. Secretary Hull announced loday his Intention la call on President Arosemena of Panama when [his ship, earryln( the United Slatfs delegation to Ihe Pan-American conference, makes It! first stop at Cristobal, C. tomorrow. America; display of American films in Latin America, and a film on Latin America in this country; public health service rate proposals, all non-military. It was made public by the inter- departmental committee on co- operation with the American of Ihe committee which recom- mended a budget of for the first fiscal year. This money would be allocated to 13 government departments and agencies for their widespread activities which would be co- ordinated by the state depart- ment. The committee made clear that its program contemplates the voluntary cooperation of the other republics, but that no compulsion was implied. "Committee the report said, "were based on the premise that new world repub- lics have the same aspirations; that the welfare of com- munity of American nations demands their Increasingly close and friendly association, and that through a program of practical, reciprocal cooperation the fulfillment of our common American Ideals ran be brought appreciably closer to achieve- ment, xxx" AS GENERAL STRIKE BECOMES EFFECTIVE- France's Army Takes Over Public Services Calm Prevails Keeping Hands Off Chicago Mayoralty Race VOTERS RESENI OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE IN POLITICS-FARLEY CHICAGO, Nov. people In the nation's states and cities, James A. Farley said today, "resent outside interference'' in their political affairs. The chairman of the democratic national committee so informed re- porters during a recess In his round of private conferences with western leaders of the party. He made the statement in defin- ing his "hands off" attitude toward the democratic mayoralty primary here next February, when asked if he would take a hand in the selec- tion of a candidate. Farley, chieftains Michigan and all states west of the Mississippi river to share counsel who invited democratic of Illinois. Wisconsin, with him on his two-day visit here, received Ihe various state delega- tions separately. At a luncheon, Farley urged them to "do everything possible to bring about victory in 1940." He optned "strong opposition" would make the contest "interesting." Some of the losses in the recent elections, he said, could be blamed upon overconfidence and local sit- uations over which the party as a whole had no control. Pointing out that democrats have a. substantial1 majority In the house and senate, he impressed the hope that harmony would prevail and that both would "go along with the president and his pro- gram." WITH JURY DEADLOCKED ON THIRD- Two Convicted In U. S. Spy Trial Witness Called Liar In Charge AS MRS. BERRY LEAVES COURT Strawn Seeks Writ To Bar Ranger Dam AUSTIN, Nov. town of strtLwn in Palo P'nto county to- day filed a suit in district court here asking an injunction to re- strain the town of Ranger in East- land county from erecting ft dam across Russell creek near Ranger. Strawn officials claimed, among other IhlnEs. the structure would harm its water supply drawn from ft lake on the stream. Big Spring Death Adjudged Suicide BIO SPRING, Nov. A: Gtlmour. about 85. was found shot lo death in his bed today and Justice ot the Peace Joe Faucett returned a verdict of suicide. Gllmer had beeh bedfast seven months. He operated a plumbing shop until 111 health forced his re- tirement. Pershing In Hospital SAN ANTONIO, NOV. Gen. John J. Pershtng, world war commander of the American armies, was admitted this aftcrnon to the station hospital, Fort. Sam Houston, Tor what hospital officials said was a "check up." His condition was described as being satisfactory and nothing alarming Judge Advises Jury To Study Story With Care NEW YORK, Nov. Red-haired Johanna Hof- mann German ship coiffeuse, and Otto Herman Voss, air- plane mechanic, were convict- ed court jury to- night of conspiring ID steal military secrets of the United States. JURY RETfRES Unable to reach a verdict on the case of a co-defendant. Erich er, former army air corps private the Jury retired at midnight with instructions to resume deliberations at lo a. m., tomorrow. Judge John C. Knox climaxed the seven weeks' trial with an hour- and-10-mlnulc charge to the jury. U. S. Attorney Lamar Hardy urged a guilty verdict "in order lo cut the lines of communication." The government, he said, would not deny the three defendants were "obscure" In comparison with four officials of the German war minis- try and others named In the Indict- ment. STRESSES OBSCURITY "But In (heir obscurity lies their he said. are part of a system maintained by the German Intelligence service, and it is up to vou to decide whether the link in their chain shall be broken whether the source of supply shall be cut off and (he lines" of com- munlcation severed.'' Key witness against them in the long-drawn trial was Guenther Gus- tav Rumrich, 32. u. S. army deserter and confessed German agent, u-ha Haskell Pool Abilene Operator Recompletes Test; Potential 70 Bbls. WATCH THE LABEL ON YOUR PAPER If you receive this newspaper by mall, watch the date on the pink label arid renew your sub- scription several days before It expires. Your suoscriptlons are stopped on date of expiration. Bargain Rate Now In Effect was scathingly described by defense lawyers as a "phychopathlc spi catcher'' and a "beermug romancer.' He pleaded guilty at the outset of the trial. Judse Knosr said In his charjc that he regarded Rumrich In several phases of testimony as "an unmittigaled liar" and urjr- cd the jury (o rxamlnc his story "with the utmost discrimina- tion." ONE YEAR By MAIL ISCI-UnlXG SUNDAYS (Subscriptions ever 200 miles Irom Abilene require ISc per month extra postage.) ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Over Daily FDR Names Navy Surgeon General WARM SPRINGS, Ga.. Nov. Roosevelt announced today Jic appointment effectiv Dec. I, of Dr. ROM T. Mclntin White House physician, ns surgeo general of the navy with (he ran of rear admiral. He also named Rep. Edward C. Eicher, Iowa democrat, a member of the federal securities and ex- change commission, but said he had not decided on an appointment lo the supreme court to fill the vac- ancy caused by the death of Jus- tice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Mrs. Kent W. Berry Is shown leaving court with her mother, Mrs, Edward Kelvin, after hearing a jury convict her husband, Dr. Kent W. Berry, on a kldnap-tourture charge Olympia. Washington. (Asso- ciated press Ambassador Not lo Return 'Now' WARM SPRING. Ga.. Nov. 29.- diplomatic relations with nazi Germany remain in itatus quo, at least until further official conferences in Washington, President Roosevelt Indicated today. He disclosed also at a press con- ference that Joseph P. Kennedy, ambassador to Great Britain, would come home shortly on leave, Ken- nedy has been participating in in- Guard Women From Slasher Recompletion of the P. S. Ken- rick No. 1 T. G. Hendrick, south- astern Haskell county wildcat test bout eight miles east of the Fardue and northeast of Uie Avoca and Ivy fields, has been accep'rd ay the district office of the rail- road commission as the opener of a new oil pool. The test, formerly Kendrick ahd ain-McGaha Oil Corporation No. Hendrick, reported to the com- mission yesterday a potential pro- duction of 70 barrels net oil and 17 barrels of water pumped in 17 lours and 30 minutes. The poUn- :lal test was discontinued at that ,Ime for lack of storage. Water production averaged 63 per cent. Production is from what Is be- lieved to be the Cross Cut sand, drilled from 2.692 to feet, total depth. No production Is found within 50 ir.iles Of the well from the same horizon, it was said. The wildcat was started last Feb- ruary as a Palo Pinto lime pro- ject, but sruck the oil saturated sand, showing for about 100 barrels daily in June. It developed water and initial plug-tack jobs failed to shut It off. The test was drilled ahead, and later was temporarily abandoned. Kendrick, Abilene operated, as- sumed contract and recomputed the test. Location is 1.320 feet, from the west and 2.590 feet from the south lines of the J. A. Matthews abstract 858, Indianola railway sur- vey No. 104. As Switchover Is Accomplished Daladier Directs Troops, Guards To Keep Order PARIS, Nov. 30 day) "show- down" general strike against Daladier's economic decrees became effective today as the French army took over opera- tion of public services through- out France. INDUSTRIES GUARDED The switchover from regular civilian operations to military con- trol was accomplished by the armed forces at midnight with complete calm prevailing throughout the country; according to preliminary reports. Strong forces ot troops and mo- bile guards were stationed in Paris with stern instructions from Dala- dier to preserve order. The battling premier declared his methods were necessary to brealc the one-day strike which he said was Inspired by elements "rising agaJnst the laws of the republic.'' In addition, thousands of sol- diers mounted guard In Industrial regions of the country to back up the government in Its determina- tion to suppress the country-wide walkout ordered by the General Confederation of Labor which boasts members. lAbor called the walkout as a protest at Datadler's decree laws suspending the 40-hour week and imposing other measures which it With Aberdeen-Angus GIRL EXPO WINNER Purchased For CHICAGO, Nov. highest livestock award of the Inter- national livestock exposition was won today by a 14-year-old high school girl with an Aberdeen-Angus stcar she bought last January 1 for Competing against some of the country's outstanding livestock breed- ers, Irene Brown of Aledo. 111., led Mercer, her 21 months old Jet black, pound steer into the ring, and after critical examination William J. Cumber, expert livestock Judge, selected her entry the grand cham- pion steer of the show. Thus, a sleer lhat weighed 550 when MUs Brown bought him and was fed as a 4-H club project, wu elevated to livestock star- dom, and It was Ihe first time a 4-H club fir] had won the award. Master of Oklahoma, another Aberdeen-Angus steer, exhibited by Oklahoma A. 4: M. college, was selected the reserve grand champion. Mercer's reign as grand champion will be brief. Thursday he win go on the auction block to be knocked flown to the highest bidder. Miss Brown will receive a handsome sum for him, Last year's grand champion brought a pound. Miss Brown, youngest of six children, ezpceU to use the money she receives for Mercer to go to college. The grand champion barrow of the show was a heavyweight Berk- shire, shown by Pennsylvania state college. The championship of Hereford steers went to the Wyoming Here- ford ranch, Cheyenne, on W. H. R. Zenith Domino Sixth. Clifford Jordon of Art, Texas, won the reserve championship of the breed. Oil Fete Ducats On Sale Today Membership Banquet-Program To Cap WCTOG Convention Here December 10 Abilene chamber of commerce.--through-lU Uciet selling delegate] appointed by the oil gas committee, will launch'a drive this monstruj to make the seventh annual convention of the West Central Texas OH Gas association December 10 the most outstanding, gathering of its kind In Texas. The ticket sellers, under chairmanship of Vic. will open a campaign this morning at 10 o'clock from the offices of the chamber of commerce to sell Abilenia'ns SOU ducats to the membership banquet- program, slated for o'clock December 10 as the climax of the conclave. Plans of the association call for 700 out-of-town guests and visitors, and the committee seeks to have a tcrnational efforts to lor Jewish and other persecuted groups fleeing central Europe. The president said he had made a general chccfc-up in his conference heer on '.he minority problem that resulted in the summoning horn1; from Berlin of Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson. Asked flatly whether Wilson would go back to his post, the president re- plied "not now." William Philips, ambassador to Italy who is in the United States on leave and who participated in the diplomatic conferences here Sunday and Monday, will sail to return to his post about Doc. 10 the president said' .HALIFAX. England, Nov. volunteer patrol- men tonight hustled frightened wo- men through the gloomy by-ways of this old Yorkshire town, where Scotland Yard detectives hunted a blamed for repeated nightly slashings. Chief Inspector Salisbury' called In police reinforcements from neigh- boring districts to halt the curious find havens Iterror caused bV a smooth-raced, pop-eyed youth who wears no shoes and carries a safety razor to gash the arms of girls. An attack la a town 50 miles Suspenders Promised For Girls Wearing Strapless Evening Gowns To Seattle Ball Organize To Control Gaudalupe Waters BRADY, Nov. Guadalupe Creek Watershed Asso- ciation, for the purpose of conserv- ing and controHng water and checking soil erosion in the north- west part of McCulloch county, and with the idea of joining the Cen- tral Colorado River Authority, has been formed by citizens of that sec- tion. A tentative constitution was drawn up by G. Y. Lee of Eden, and it wa.s presented lo the citizen- ship at the meeting at Salt Gap. was contended worked against the poor. ARMY CONTROL EXTENDER Decrees Issued today extended military control of railways to sub- ways, buses, gas, water, light, mail, telegraph and telephone services. The measures placed workers under orders of military authorities and required them to stay at their posts. Troops and police were, rushed to labor centers, where thousands of mobile guards and gendarmes were massed. Daladicr let it be known the strike would be a showdown between the government, assisted by the army and suported by center and right parties, and labor, which has strong working class backing of [eftist complexion. He warned that the "fate of the regime and the nation may be at stake." His report to President Lebrun declared "harmful propa- ganda, of which the government knows both the hidden goal and the inspiration, Is attempting by rising against the laws of the republic to create in the country a state of agi- tatEon." MASS MEETING Socialist members of the chamber of deputies voted late today to In- vite all deputies, regardtrss c-f party, Sec FRANCE, Pj. 10, Col. 5 away last night and the frequency of slashings in Halifax itself led police to believe Kie "vacctnator" had an accomplice or an imitator. The attack, at Plattbridge, Lan- cashire, was the Hth, the others being at Halifax. Tonight social events were post- poned, moving picture theaters were almost empty, and suburban streets were deserted save for patrolling volunteers. Ihe Weather larger attendance of home-towners. The tickets sell for each. The banquet will be ot wild game, dem- and elk. Program Is to Include a "variety revue" for entertainment, followed by an address presenting Coke Stevenson, lieutenant gover- nor-elect. Divided into teams for complete canvass of the business district of the town will be the following sales- men: Vic Behrens, chairman, C. E. Adams, Rush Allison, H. D. Austin Jack Barnes, Dave Barrow, Jimmle Bateman, Max Bentley, A. E. Hoggs Grovcr Brock, Tom Brownlee, Pitcher Biumit, Ray Clark, Cecil Eddie Cockerell, E. M Collier, L. P. Cook, W. Willis Cox L. W. Davis, Charles Dick, Carro Dickenson, Charlie Eiils, Mac Ep- len, Tom Eplen, Charlie George Ed Grissom. R. H. Gray. Elber Hall, Ben Hayward. Carl Hulsey Lester Humphrey, Hubert Irir.a ham, L. B. Jackson. Walter Jarrett Roland Jones, Ross Jennings Charles Lacy, R. B. Leach, N. W McCormlck, Howard McMahon Hollis Manly. E. H. Moore, Jack Minter, Frank Myers, Grover Net son, W. W. Phillips, Bob Rankln Gregory Rowe. George Shahan, N Shaw. E. H. Sheppard. Jim Shelton W. R. Sibley, Jack. Simmons, Hud son Smart, Lon Steffens, Esco Wai ter, O. C. Williams. Bud Wilson, F G. Wood. Sterling Woolen, Du Woolen, w. P. Wright, Dub Wrtstei ABILENE AMI VICINITY: TKX.V.S: tVrdnr May Sec Through Blind Man's Eye SEATTLE. Nov. University of Washington "varsity ball" committee banned strapless cvenlre goa-rs today as "immodest." "If any girl appears at the ball Friday night in one of those ter- rific creations." warned Chairman Larry Mclntosh. 'the committee at the door will see she dons a pair of oki-fashioned suspenders." Reaction was Immediate. Miss Seaman announced she Tvould a strapless gown Friday night anc! added: "I'd like to see anyone make us wear suspenders It would be a better idea for Mclntosh to stand at the door with a box of garters for all men who come to the dance with Ihcir socks dangling.1' SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 29- Part of a blind man's eye today brought sight to a woman for Ihe first time in 16 years even before 1 Parley the delicate operation of trans- planting the cornea was complet- ed. "I can sec your exclaim- ed Mrs. Mary t.e; Bode whi'.e the surgeon stitched in place the cor- nea from the eye of Tony de Los Santos. Mooney Counsel Files New Plea WASHINGTON. Nov. M _ Counsel for Tom Mooney filed another plea with the supreme court today in an effort to obtain release of the California convict from San Quentin penitentiary. John F. Finerty. Washington at- torney, said in the newest petition that a pardon application would be filed with tne newly elected gover- nor of California, Culbert Olson, when he w inaugurated next Jan- uary 3. Gen WKST TEXAS: A. M. 11 Cuero 26th Voting To Use CRA Power CUERO. Nov. f.-T! Cuer voted today for municipal opera tion of its and power syste: and use ot Colorado River author Ity electricity. Cuero became the 26th Centr; Texas city voting to use CRA pow Stock Yards Peace Recessed CHICAGO. Nov. Train Bombed MADRID. Nov. gent air raiders attacked a pawei ger train In government Spain t j day ar.d killed eight persons an wounded 50. and children. including 19 Mth Jurors Find 13 Bills Grand Jury In IMth district court as excused Tuesday after turning i 13 Indictments. Robert Jackson, negro, was billed ir murder In connection with the hooting; of Carey negro Oman. Four Indictments were returned gainst Otto Knight of Abilene, 'ho was billed tn three cases of urglary and one of felony theft. Indictments for driving while In- toxicated named Frank Corn. George eter and Joe Collins. Collins Iso billed for failure to stop and ender aid, is was George Collins. The Collinses were billed In connec- lon with an accident In which El- ls Grisham of Abilene was struck ;nd knocked unconscious by an au- omoblle on November 10. Noble Squires and Jerry Faubion were named In btlls alleging felony heft. A man not in custody was ndlcted for child desertion. Germany Increases Army Four Corps BERLIN. Nov. standing army has been increased by four corps, the press disclosed today. The nazi reich now Is generally credited with a peacetime army of aptimsimately men sis compared with about before the world war. (This Is second only to Soviet Russia, which has a peace- time army of Sharp Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles LOS ANGELES. Nov. Christmas shoppers were frightened and housewives were startlec as a sharp earthquake shook Los .v-i- gclcs today. For Board's Annual FDR CLASSES COTTON EXCHANGE WITH IEC WARM SPRINGS, Nov. Pretident Roosevelt today Efforts ______.. to bring about a quick settlement ot classed the board of directors ot the A paralyzing strike at Chicago stock yards failed todiy. house agriculture committee, the I outlined by the NeT Orleans chlet executive toM a press conter- he had oniy read A peace conference attended by representatives o! the CIO packing The surgeon, svho declined lo permit his identity to be made p-.ib- ilc, reluctant fo term the op- eration a success immediately. I house workers organizing commit- tee, spokesmen for the Union Yards company and federal and state conciliators was recessed un- Illl Monday ence he had oniy read hurriedly New Orleans co'.Um exchange with i the newspaper accounts of the ex- the United Stales chamber of amv.ii! report. merce and the National Manufac- He asked reporters if the ex- turers' association because, he said.-chanje had a plan to suggest and 11 called the farm problem a erttl- j when informed it had set forth cer- ci! or.e but proposed no solution, i tain basic principles'' without pra- Before the working of posing 5 solution, commented it was the crop control law with the same old story, man Marvin Jones of the One of the (we "basic principles" change board was that as farmer tmys in a protected market and sells in a free one he "must be compensated in some manner to meet world conditions. It tie li lo receive i fair return for his labor." The board also deciirM. ?nd the president said he had noted it, that crop control "must be continued until our present surplus is reduc- ed to normal proportions."