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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST NEWSPAPER Wiyt Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT, OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVIII, NO. 183. ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER PAOE8. I'nllcd (IT) VMOE FIVE CENTS. Corporations Closely Held, Probers Told Fifth Of One Per Cent Holds Over Half Of Assets WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (AP) The much disputed question of how rigidly Amer. lean business and industry is concentrated in the hands of n few was reduced to statistics today and added to the record of monopoly committee. CLASS BOOM LECTURE With charts and figures. Dr. Wlllard Thorp. Dun and Brad- strcel economist who has been loaned to the committee, gave ttie senators, home members and de- partmental executives, who com- prise the investigating group, a class-room lecture on the subject. He made the following assertions; Two-tenths o tone per cent of the corporations hold 52 per cent of corporate aueK One one-hundredth of one per cell! at the corporailoni employ 12.3 per cent of corporate employes. Concentration In specific large industries ranges from one compa- ny doing all the business in the aluminum Industry, to four com- panies Accounting lor two per cent of production in the women's cloth- Ing Industry. In some other fields groups ol three and four companies do 50 per cent or more of the busi- ness. MERGERS PROMOTED Prevailing interpretations of the Sherman anil-trust act have pro- mergers and consequently concentration, a statement disput- ed by Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney general In charge, of en- forcing the Sherman law. Various alternatives lu actual and outright concentration supple- ment this situation, such as Inter- locking directorates, special spheres of Interest, collective action through Joint purchases by large groups of retailers, trade associations and outright of the anil- trust law. In addition to discussing (he questions of concentration, Thorp traced the growth of American bus- iness, stressing the high mortality rate of new smalt businesses throughout the years, and, ing Ihe 'factors trial 'arise from time to time to disturb the orderly flow of commerce. DURING SCUFFLE 'SOMEWHERE NEAR Son Confesses Shooting Pastor To Death In Drunken Stupor BAIMJKfDGE, O., Dec, Joseph Vincent said tonight that Robert Brea- dy, 23, had confessed shooting to death Ms pastor-father. Or, Ruuell II, Bready, 63, while 1" a drunken stupor. The sheriff said young Bread; told Mm the shooting took plact during a scuffle "somewhere, near their as his father was taking him for a walk to "Rober him up." Youtiff Bready was quoted as saying the details were too haiy for him to recall many. Karl.er Prosecutor -f-ester S. Held had quoted young Bready 15 saying he had been "too drunk (o remember what had happened." The well-known Methodist Episcopal minister, once mayor pro-tern of I'ontlae, was found shot in the head In a vacant lot two blocks from hi? parsonage shortly before dawn today. Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Bready, held at Chilliest he, re- lated, Prosecutor Reid said1, that he recalled his father walking him about the streeta trying to "sober him up." He remembered nothing morr, "I've decided to chance him with homicide, but the degree has not been deter- Reid said. He added that charge would be filed to- morrow, Reconstructing the fraredf, Reid expressed belief Dr. Biea- djr returned from a lodge in- stallation, found his son drunk and a scuffle ensued. Under pillow in the parson- age Marshal Earl Fxllnrlon of Aalnbrldge found an automatic pistol, which, an autopsy closed, was the lype from which was fired the bullet (hat killed Dr. Bready, Mrs. Bready died last July. FOR INCREASED GERMAN EXPORTS- Nazis Study Jew 'Barter' Plan Goering Due Overruling NAVY EQUIPS NEW WARSHIPS WITH HIGH PRESSURE BOILERS WASHINGTON, CC. 2.-W-M1I- itary circles heard today that the navy's general board had endorsed new type engineering equipment which figured In a long contro- versy over .warship designs and construction deays. Overruling critics, an official re- port to Secretary Swanson this week recommended use of high pressure, super-heat boilers in the navy's six new battle- ships, among other craft. Secretary Swanson had referred the controversy to the board. Some officers had criticized the equipment as expsrmcntal and un- proved, and a factor in construc- tion flaws and delays. The general board decided, In- formed persons said, that the new type power plants were most ef- ficient and economical than other designs and gave the warships add- ed cruising range. The disclosure coincided with In- dications the construction contro- versy mght reach congress. Rep- resentative Maas rank- ing minority member of. the house naval committee, said he would re- Introduce next month a bill lo set up a general staff for the navy somewhat like the army's. Without endorsing Maas' pro- posal, one high-ranking authority said privately he thought the navy's beaucratlc organization partly was responsible for construc- tion delays winch had been noted In recent weeks by Mr. Roosevelt, Charles Edison, assisant secretary, and Admiral William D. Leahy, chief of operations. Three con- struction and repair, and ordin- have at times clashed over jurisdiction. EVIDENCE TO CHECK STORY SOUGHT- Police May Withdraw In Kidnap Ransom Motive, French Liner Requisitioned LE HAVRE, France, Dec. French government today requisitioned the liner Normandle after part of the crew threatened a strike to prevent the ship's sched- uled departure tomorrow for New York. The union of waiters, supply men and dining room stewards and oth- ers, not Including sailors, met In the afternoon and decided to strike as a protest against Premier Da- ladlcr's decree'laws and to back up their demands for higher wages. Authorities said that if some of ship's workers failed lo go to their jobs they would be replaced by others lo enable the liner to sail on schedule. Father Asserts Officers Told To' Obtain Statement From Physician OXON HILL, Md., Dec. (AP) Police indicated to- night if they do not find evi- dence in a short time to cor- roborate 18 year old Mary 'Brown's, storji of -.her abduc- tion, they will withdraw from the case. CLfcD IN SLIP Major Elmer f. Munshower, su- perintendent of the Maryland stale police, said: "We will stay with the case long enough to satisfy ourselves that and then there will be nothing else I Bandages Off BLIND WOMAN AWAITS SIGHT Sure She'll See SAN ANTONIO, Dec. and conf I dentally, Mrs. Mary Lee Bode awaited In Medical Arts hospital Friday night for what she Is sure will be'the most rtomcntuous event in her the removal of bandages Irom an eye on which a surgeon grafted a new cornea in the hope of reviving her sight. The bandages will be removed Saturday morning, the at- tending surgeon said. He was encouraged by Mrs. Bodc's assertion jhe could see lijht filtering through the bandage but said nothing would be known definitely until the bandage is taken alt. On the contrary Mrs, Bode was described by attendants as- certain her sight had been restored and she again will be able lo see Saturday morning. Antonio Delos Santos, from whose .sightless eye the surgeon obtained the cornea (or Mrs. Bode, returned Friday to his home. Santas' chief concern the hope Mrs. Bode would see again but he also expressed thankfulness.that removal ot his useless eyeball had ended the Incessant pain he previously suffered. He won't be 'present when Mrs. Bode's bandages are removed. German Spies Get Sentences Court Contrasts Punishment Of U.S. And Reich Roundup Report On WCTOG Ducats Due First general report on the num- ber of tickets sold for the member- ship banquet of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association will be completed at the chamber of commerce office today. Vic Behrcns, chairman of the sales committee, has instructed all salesmen to report to him at that time. Leaders in the sale have also urged those persons -vho have not been contacted by salesmen lo buy tickets at the chamber of com- merce office, or at Hilton. Woolen or Grace hotels. They pointed out that some persons wishing tickets may have accidentally been missed by salesmen. MARY BROWN and then there wll be nothing else to do but leave It." The young student relumed lo her home last night, clothed only In a taltercd slip, and said she had been held In a lonely hut by kid napers since the previous after noon. Investigators who reported to headquarters late hi the afternoon had found no evidence by which Ihey could check the girl's story. Officers in nearby Washington were assigned to obtain a state- ment from the doctor who exam- ined the E'rl- They were Sold to de- See KIDNAP, Tf. 3, Col. 7 Traffic Rules Are Enacted Commissioners Make Only Two Minor Changes With only two minor changes, a general ordinance regulating traf- 'ic in Abilene was passed on sec- ond and final reading by the city commission Friday afternoon. It was the ordinance outlined by a chamber of commerce committee after many weeks of work, and the statute had been the subject of several weeks of study by city of- ficials. Chief revision was to strike out the clause which would have required all pedestrians to cross downtown streets at'street in- tersections. That was done on motion of Commissioner Gcorpe E. Morris, who with Commissioner W. E. Beasiey had opposed the other change. Second revision was amendment of the clause which would have given cars in the regular line o traffic right-of-way over vehicles backing away from the curb. It was amended, at suggestion o Mayor will W. Hair, to read "an; person leaving the curb In a ve htcle shall leave with due regard for passing traffic." Commissioner; Sadler and Webb voted for (hi amendment along with the mayor Beasley and Morris voted "Mo." Another ordinance, to prohibi the soliciting of hotel business on the sire els and sidewalks, was pass cd on both first and second read Ing. DURING DECEMBER ONLY SAVE MONEY ON THE ABILENE REPORTER NEWS Morning Evening Sunday f-fODNING EDITION. Including Sundays, one year by carrier IN ABILENE (Regular rate IDC per week) EVENING EDITION, including Sundays, one j-par by carrier IN ABILENE (Regular rate 17c per week) COMBIXATION-IBOTH PAPERS! Morning and Evening Including Sundays, one year by carrier IN ABILENE (Regular rate 27c per week) MAIL RATE Either paper. INCLUDINX3 SUNDAYS, one year by mail In West Texas (Regular rale per year) Stamford Water Bonds Are Sold WASHINGTON, Dec. RFC announced today It had sol to the highest bidders 20 Issues o bonds of various government; units, having a total face value o it a net premium Sales and the price per included: S'.amford. Texas, wate revenue bonds. Delay 'Baking Death' Trials Prosecution Hints Try To Influence Felon Witnesses PHILADELPHIA, Dae. A of attempts to Influence convict witnesses in the Philadelphia county prison "baking death'1 case came from the prosecution today a state supreme court order cause postponement of the trials of 10 rormer prison officials on murde and manslaughter charges. Assistant District Attorney John A. Boyle told the court he had been informed one official mentioned paroles to convicts call- ed to testify about even Is last August when four men perished In super-heated punishment cells. The disclosure was made in op- position to a request by former Deputy Warden Frank A. Craven thnt he and his attorneys be per- mitted to interview 21 survivors of the heat. Chief Justice John W. Kephart rebuked Boyle for denying Craven access to these witnesses, and the justice gave Craven's attorneys an additional two weeta to prepare their defense. NEW YORK, Dec. a grim, reference to punishment for espionage in 'Germany, Federal Judge John C. Knox today Imposed prison sentences of from two to six years on three men and a woman accused "of selling States military information "nazi" Ger- mans'. "Had these defendants been pprehended within the eon- fines of said Knoi sternly, "their would have been much more fearful As ft Is, the agents of a total- itarian slate are receiving the mercy of a democracy." Then without mentioning the headman's axe directy, he added, "we have no sawdust sprlnlted .on our prison yards." Red-haired Johanna Hofmann, 26, former hairdresser on the Ger- man liner Europa, who was accused of acting as a messenger for agents working in this country, was sen- tenced to four years. The severest sentence, six years, was Imposed or Otto Herman Voss. 33, airpane mechanic, accused of turning over aircraft information to German agents. lo Announce Details Soon Propose Swop Of Emigrants For Exchange BERLIN, Dec. prominent nazi editor disclos- ed today plans were being studied for making Jewish emigration possible in return 'or increased German exports. PROPOSAL OUTLINED Although he declined to outline specific 'details. Uie editor said Die project had advanced lo the point where Field Marshal Hermann Wil- helm Goering, director ol the four- year economic plan, could announce ,t soon. Tlie editor, who Is close to Goer- ing's the Idea be- iilnd the scheme as follows: "Jews need foreign exchange to get out. We haven't any. Hence other nations must supply It. These nations, however, will Insist that Germany should repay these sums from possessions behind by German Jews. 'There Is only one way we tan goods. Therefore the problem o! ridding ourselves ol Jews and for Jews to make emigra- tion possible comes to "How treat qmntUy of ai- dittonmi Gcrfatmn (oodi tlgn nations prepared to 'buy from Germany? They can'have all Jews and half-Jews It they will (ire ni enoofb port orders." Iron fences enclosing Jewish were being toff.. to Increase the German supply of scrap Iron and newspapers took: up a campaign against who sympathize with Jews. High nan crrcses reacted Ideas :hat an order forcing Jews lo re- main home tomorrow between.noon and 8 p. m. would be used to arrest more wealthy Jews. Tomorrow Is the day of national solidarity when nazls collect money !or the winter relief fund. 'The purpose of the order Is merely to shows Jews their one prominent nazi said. "We don't want the day marred by having to see a single Jewish face." Mexican Aviator Sets Hop Record MEXICO CITY. Dec. J W Capt. Francisco Sarabia. dean of Mexican fliers, sot his single mot- ored monoplane down here today to establish a new non-stop flight record from Burbank, Calif., to Mexico City. Captain Sarabia completed the trip in 6 hours and 3! minutes to better by one hour and 41 min- utes the previous record sei by Andy Anderson of Los Angeles. Pauper Class Seen BALTIMORE. Dec. 2 i.-Ti An expert in governmental research predicted today a "pro regional claM in the United Stales. Erich Glaser, former United States army private, who was sta- tioned at Mitchell field, Long Island, and Guenther Gustav Rum- rich, 32. United States army desert- er, was sentenced to two years each. Miss Hofmann, Voss and Glaser were convicted early this week alter a trial lasting six weeks. Hurorlch, Chicago-born son of Austrian par- ents, pleaded guilty at the begin- ning ol the trial and testified lor the government. Job Finders Urged BOSTON. Dec. nation- al organization of educational and business groups to help young peo- ple find jobs was proposed today by Colby M. Chester, chairman of the General Foods Corp. The Weather filr .KNi: AMI VICINITY: KAST TKXAS: Grnfrarir linn, cooler SAlnrday- Sartrtay fj1 nwi'tlr nnrlhrrlr on WEST Tf.XAS: r.lr. In portion fair. HOIR A. M. Group To Press Kennedy's Plan LONDON, Deo. of six nations decided today to tackle Germany again In the International effort to get her estimated COO.OOO unwanted Jews out of the country under the plan spon- sored by United States Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. The action was taken by the vice chairman's committee-of the inter- committee on refu- gees, composed of men representing the United States, Oreat Britain, France, the Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina. New approaches to Germany, It was understood, will be made by- French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet through German Foreign Minister Joachim von SUbbentrop when von Ribbentrop visits Paris next week. M.E. Merger Not To Affect Schools NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Dec. "historic relationships'" of colleges and universities cf the Methodist Episcopal church. South, will not suffer tn the union of Methodism. Dr. Henry Snyder of spartanburg, S. C., told church college executives tonight. The Wofford college president declared: "The school will still be- long to the conference, or group ol conferences, to which U now be- longs. Any change of relationship can only be made with its consent and the consent of the conference." With Other Receipts HE SURVIVED TRAIN-BUS CRASH Still dazed by shock and suf- fering serious Injuries, Douglas Brown, 16, U shown In a Salt Lake City where he was taken after ho survived a school bus railroad grade cross- Ing crash. (Associated Press photo.) GRATEFUL MOTHER KISSES SON Mrs. A.! R. Beckslead. kisses her'son, Mack, one'of the sur- vivors of the freight-train-- school bus crash, which took the lives of more than a scare ot children. (Associated Prea photo.) PLAN PRIVATE FUNERALS FOR B VICTIMS IN BUS DISASTER No Inquest In Deaths Will Be Held; ICC Examiners To Gather Testimony SALT LAKE Dec. 2 Bereaved parents ol the victims ot Utah's "Black Thursday" school bus disaster that took 23 lives de- cided tonight to hold private fu- nerals rather than have mass rites in historic Mormon tabernacle. Most of the 22 high school stu- dents killed yesterday when a mile- a-minute freight, speeding through a snowstorm, rocketed Into the bus, were children oC Latter-Day Saints farmers. Bus Driver Fan-old H. Silcnx. the FRATERNITY DANCE ADOS IMIMOGOODFEUOWSFUND Carrying out an annual cus- tom of the Phi Sigma CM fra- ternity, the Goodfellows dance to provide a merry Christmas for destitute families was held last night at the Hilton hotel. Young and old turned out to dance and help In playing Santa Claus to the needy. At 10 o'clock last night fraternity oflicers reported that the share of the proccecjs the Goodfellows would receive was about {W. An exact check en advance sale of tickets had not been completed and many more were expected to attend the dance later. Numerous persons tickeus as a donation to the fund. With Pxceptton of pay (or the orchestra, which was playing for about half usual fee, all proceeds of the dance will go to the fund. The ball room, tick- eU and advance posters had all been donated. With receipts of J57.59 yes- terday, the fund was rabed to KOO.'iS. Friday contributions were MO from Abilene Eusiness A: Professional Women's club; S5 from W. H. Morrison; and S2ioO [rom G. A. Wall. Any persons wishing to give to the fund should send their donations to The Goodfellow.s Abilene U, S. Volunteers Leave Loyalists LA TOUR DE CAROL. France (At The SpanL-h Dec. 2. main body of American volunteers ol Ihe Spaiwh govern- ment's internatonal brigades left Spain for home today, setting out of the country a few hur.drM yards ahead of an insurgent bomb at- tack. Stil! in formation as members of the Lincoln inc vrashlngton bat- talion of the 15th international brigade, the Americans. 332 strong but including only unbounded sol- diers, marched across the border to U Tour de. Carol in a well-pub- licized departure. As they stood in the safety of the town's railway sution. five insur- gent plans p'unsco: 13 combs on the railway outside the Spanish border town of Alp. a few hundred1 yards away. The Americans entrained for Paris from where they wi'.I proceed within a few days to New Yor's. A final ?roup of about 300. in- cltidin? all sounded. follow this unit completing the re- patriation of Americans. one roan who might have been to explain the crash, was the 23rd victim. Unraveling of the tragedy ytn he handled by Interstate Com- merce commission en- roufe here from Washington, Den- ver and Rio Grande railroad offi- cials announced. Salt Lake county general hospi- tal officials set the today it 23 dead and IS seriously Injured. Four are in critical condition. County Attorney Harold B. Wal- lace said no inquest would be held.- All investigators agreed that only Silcox could have fully explained the accident. The exact death list had fluctu- ated because of the condition of the bodies and the difficulty the Jordan district school had In checking the names of more than 40 occupants of the bus. L. W. Nielson, the principal, said all had now been accounted i'ar and that the portions of bodies picked up alonjr the roadside at first believed to indicate possibly tive more to iden- tified victims. It was expected serenl month] would elapse before testimony to gathered by the I.C.C. represena- tives alter an open hearing would be made public. Survivor? agreed that Driver Silcox .'ooied boUl ways starting across the tracXs. C. R, Kelson, superintendent of transpor- tation for the Jordan school dis- trict, ;-aid: "We know that ho stopped bus. From that poir.t on we can cnly guess." Triplets No Surprise prbed. Siie has given birth W three sets of fourteen ol her 15 are livtr.s.   

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