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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas Wf ST TEXAS' HEWSttPill VOL. LVIII, NO. 185, 1UIKUH4 Prol Reds Seek To Control Labor, Martin Asserts UAWA President Testifies Number 'Over-Emphasized' WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (AP) The house committee on un American activities heard testimony today that communists are actively seek- injf control of every part of the American labor movement, However, Ihc Homer Mar- tin, president of the United Auto- mobile Workers, added that the number ol communists so engaged has been "over-emphasized." He also took occasion to criticize the house committee as a "political tool in the hands of reaction a r y" Interests. He had appeared before the committee on- I y reluctantly, after being sub- poenaed. Communl s t s. like nazls and fascists, try to >lace their men In key positions In labor unions, he said. "They are ac- tive In the Amer-........... lean Federation of.Labor as well as any other labor he asserted. "Are they active In Ihe Representative Siarnes (D-Ala) asked. "They replied Martin whose union Ij affiliated with the CIO. He juld he had told John L. Lewis. CIO president, lhat some CIO leaders were "nothing but stooges for the communist party and threaten to destroy the CIO." Those men, he added, have bten "removed." Martin said Lewis was not re- sponsible for that situation "but some of them close to him are.'1 He said In a statement he read to the committee thai Glacomo Hngarelll, Italian vice-consul at Detroit, tried to induce American citizens of Italian birth to support the government of Premier Musso- lini. Martin said Urig'arelll began a boycott against persons who refus- ed 'to follow hli advice. The Italian embassy reported that UngareHI was transferred from Detroit after complaints were lodged. with the state department. The embassy held the vice-consul blameless. SURTIN Albany Party Out One Auto Result Of Slicker's Ruse An Albany party celebrating a local iiljlit club Just outside the city limits last night exper- ienced a new method of auto the It. While the party ot eight was sealed at a table eating dinner, s. blond headed youth came up and Informed tirern that one of their cars had a flat (Irs. They supposed he was an em- ploye. He offered to lake (he car downtown and get the tire fixed white they went ahead eating. The car keys changed hands. An hour later the youth had not returned. Garages were checked with no result. The cashier of the club admitted she saw the boy drive off there were no flat tires. Abilene police were notified and a description ol the car and thief broadcast in all direction. last night no arrests had been made. The automobile was 1938 green Chevrolet sedan. Califor- nia license number 6K-1-332 and motor number 1403166. Lamesa And Stanton Highway Designated AUSTIN. Dec. high- way commission today designated as state road and took over for maintenance the portion of the Lamesa-Stanton road in Dawson county. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT __________________ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MOENINO, DECEMBER 2, 1938-SIXTEEN PAGES. TO OFFSET DECLINE IN POPULATION GROWTH- PRICE FIVE CENTS. Consumption Hike Called Business Cure Dec- acted as a smir unon ore-due- nf the nallnn'c WASHINGTON, Dec. With a schoolmaster's pointer and a dizzying array of busi- ness charts, Dr. Isador Ltibln, federal commissioner ol labor statistics, gave the monoply committee a broad picture of the past operation of the American economic machine today and added this advice as to the future: The growth of Ihe American .population, which for yeara acted as a spur upon produc- tion, is now slowing down and by 1060 stop altogether. Conscquenljy, only a constant- ly Increasing consumption per family can bring about a eral and regular Increase In the output of Ihe nation's Indus- tries. Fully "hair the market" for Industrial and agricultural pro- ducts lies with the 54 per cent of the nation's families which receive Incomes of a year or lass. Their incomes and standard of living must be In- creased, if the machine Is to run smoothly and at a greater rate o( speed. Giving each of them more to spend each day would mean a capacity output for Industry. Dr. Lubtn was the first of a long series of witnesses the committee expects to hear In a two-year survey of the ins and outs of American business and finance. The inquiry Is direct- ed particularly at monopoly or concentrations of wealth, the causes of unemployment and the effect of lax and other gov- ernmental policies of business, Although some business men have expressed fear of an anll- busfness "witch thtre were rife manifestation] lodaj of such a punitive altitude. Alter a statement by Chair- man O'Mahor.ey ana an army order to streamline munitions supply plan.! 8lven assistant secretary ot t national conferon supply munitions to the army and' navy. Johnson told them that in Ihe event ot- war the high command did not want "the experiences ot 1917-ts lit nolrd lhat in the World war American soldiers had to use nun-erous British and French weapon? because of American and Mid II month- before t full .American division was on the bailie line. Urging simplified munitions plans. Johnson referred apparently to non-cfsentials from Important war equipment items. The assistant secretary urged the army officers to hasten completion of detailed specifications a.id draw- ings to: all munitions Ihe army would need in war-time. They arc only 74 per complete, he GOODFELIOWS-. Members nf the Chi Delta and the Chl Fpsilon chapters of the Phi Sisma Chi fraternity will con- tinue their advance tlrktl sale drive today for the Goodfeltow dance to- nichl at the Hilton hotel. Lefevbre Gouldinp, chairman ol Ihe dance committee. Mid last niijht that the ticket sale has been very optimistic and a capacity crowd expected. All proceeds from the dance will go to the Goodfellows fund to pro- vide Christmas dinners for destitute Abilene families. Ray Madclox and his orchestra will play for the dance, donating half of their usual fee. Tickets may be obtained for Jl each from members ol the frater- nity. The dance begins at 9 o'clock and lasts until i 6. m. Cotton Classing To U.S. Jurors DALLAS. Dec. alleged conspiracy to defraud the govern- ment in connection wtih cotton loans in Texas will be submit- ted to a federal grand jury at Lub- bock week after next, Joe H. Jones U. S. assistant district attorney said here today. Jones said a warehouse erected In West Texas held bales ol cotton, much of it of a grade Ineli- gible for loans. A participant in the alleged con- spiracy graded the cotton hlj.i enough to make It eligible for the loans. Jones said, adrtiny. tha' apparently some 7.000 or farm- ers had parts in the deception. The prowmor Mid. hoaevei that the indictment would name only the warehouse group. Farmers' Meeting In Dallas Tuesday DALLAS. Dec. state- wide meeting e.( farmers will be held here Tuesday, presided over by Cliff H. Day. president of the Texas Agricultural association. National farm legislation will te discussed at the gathering, which lias been scheduled four days in art- j vance of She December 18 rofcrcn- I. r Vflrtly Check Spread Of Diphtheria, Typhoid There have been no reports of new of typhoid fever and diphtheria in Taylor county the Dr. Scott Holli.v ni past wk- Dr scctt Holliv uf health officer, said last night. .T Mm, Apparently minor "typhoid iiI' (air. epidemic at Wylte has been chec.V-. TEMrtKlTlHts HOIR ed successfully. Fo'ir members of Waldrop family arc still confined In- doors but are in no danger Dr Ho1- lls said. There arc only two diphtheria nses in the county. They are Mjrv Beth Thorn, daughter of Mr. Mrs. T. A. Thorn pf Abilene, ano Jimmy Richards Nichols, son of Mi and Mrs. L. R Nichols, seventh and i. Cherry. The Thorn baby was re- leased from the hospital jeiterdav i afternoon. Self-Defense Claim In Nimrod Killing E A S T L A JJ D. Deo. 1 Jackson Peters. frail ard be- spectacled, told a. jury In district court here today tint ths shot Mrs. Mie Pierce. 37. to death, but did so to defend herself. TT.e defendant (esUfied she fired alter Mrs. had struck t-.tr with a stick. The sheeting occurred In Nimrod community. Marcus Pierct. husband of slain woman, testified the shooting followed in argument between Itiro womeo.
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