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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Not Until After Christmas Will Father Decide Dorothy's Fate NEW YORK, IXC. Ihe last Christmas carol (ades away and 1-ycar-old Dorothy Lewis has left her toys (or bed, then and only then will the mile cripple's lather decide her ten- U-nce of almost ccrlaln doom or an operation, with death a 10-1 probability. Surgeons have told him the decision la his alone. -Amputation o( the child's right leg, afflicted with sarcoma, or cancer ol (he thigh bone, would give her i meager chance to live. Without an operation, they eald, death would be virtually certain In from eight to 10 months. And he must decide soon "But I can't decide said the angukhed father, William Lewis, R Queen's park department employe. cfnnot at her haPPy> innocent now when she Is looking forward so eagerly to decide "I could not bear to watch her on Christmas day 1! I knew I had decided on her one way or another. "God knows, it is a terrible decision to make." His wife died a few months ago after an operation, Lewis recalled as he spoke in shaken lerms of the to resolve what may be a !lte-or-death sentence for the little daughter with Monde curb blue laughing eyes. "She does not he wld. On Saturday, Dorothy will celebrate her eljhth birthday with a party planned by neighborhood children who have vowed to hide any intimation ot im plight. HWene VOL. LVI1I, NO, 192 OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS' IT ABILENE, TEXAB, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES. ron. CMH Fnt, (LP) RULE AMERICAS DR. ROBERTO M. ORTIZ, ARGEN- TINA, 52-year-old cspomcr ol lib- eral principles, won the presidency last year on platform of continu- ing deal'' poilclc; PRICE FIVE CENTS. Hull Assures Argentina On ARTURO ALESSANDRI, CHILE cotorfu! social reformer, at times has; used his lists In defense governmental ideals during two terms as preslde'nt. s.rving second term, he, cut unemployment from to in two years. GETULIO DORNELLAS VARGAS BRAZIL, was swept Into office b> 1930 revolution, Smilingly taciturn the "sirens man'' of im- mediatrly began reforms, four years late.- put through new con- stitution. OSOAK R. BEXAVIDES, PERU, Is Inown-as Pcni's "providential because of military and diplomatic abilities which enabled him lo take charge and lead coun- try out o! several crises. SANTOS, COLOMBIA, was elected president In August of (his year. Is a staunch liberal and progressive. Admires noose- veil Arlmlnistrauon for "good neighbor" policy. Sugar Bowl Queen FOHT WORTH, Utc. 8 iVFi Davey O'Brien's girl friend, Frances Busier, will be maid of honor In the court of the sugar bowl juecn. Americas Not To Cut Out Old World, He Says Cordell Hull declarfd tonight on (he eve of the opening of the Pan- American conference the assembly would not seek to separate the American continents from the rest of the world. "The American republics do not seek regional solution for economic problems confronting the world to- day." the United States secretary ol state and head of his govern- ment's delegation to the conference said In a radio address. "They recognize the inter-depend- ence of all nations of the world In these fundamental questions .and are eager lo sse the principles to which they have adhered adopted by all nations of the world." Hull was believed to be offering reassurance to Argentina who has declared she would refrain from turning her bick on the Old World through any plan such as Presi- dent Roosevelt's continental de- fense proposal. The. twin principles of "The Americas for Americans1' and clos- er cultural, economic and political cooperation claimed major Interest Umlj'nl of delegates here for the conference. 1O COMBAT PROPAGANDA It appeared doubtful "The Amer- icas for Americans" issue would be- come a bitter light on the con- ference floor because of the vari- ous delegates' apparent willingness to give and lake on the matter. H was generally believed, how- ever, that the representatives would leave the meetlng'-of tie 21 Ameri- can republics with a stronger de- termination to combat foreign pi'optsanua which has been spread In South America the past live years aha'-which has been speeded up since the four-power Munich conference Sept. 29. Tomorrow Is exactly 114 years from the date of the battle ol Ayacucho'. Peru, which finally end- ed Spanish dominance In Latin America. Among the hundreds ot delegates (here were many who believed the present gathering, although a meet- ing ol peace, would approximate Ayacucho In importance because of efforts, led by- United States dele- gates, to keep American nations free of foreign political and ica- nomic Invasion. Haskell Youth Shot Critically HASKELL, Dec. Prank Baldwin. 20, brilliant 1836 Haskell high school graduate and member of a prominent Haskell county ranching family, was critically wounded about a. m. Thurs- day when struck by a bullet from a broken .XI rifle. The gun accidentally discharged as the young man was preparing to go to bed. The accident occurred at the ranch home occupied by and his falher, Preslon Baldwin, about 11 miles cast of Haskell. Attracled by the shot, the elder Baldwin found his son lying on the floor wounded, and summoned a physician and ambulance Item Has- kell. The single discharge from the rifle had penetrated the youth's body near the pit of his stomach and lodged in his right side. Hrst aid was administered by the physilcan, and young Baldwin was taken to the Stamford hospital, where his condillon was reported critical. Attendants, however, con- ceded him a so-50 chance to sur- vive. His father, a sister, Helen Mabel, a student In TSCW at Den- ton .and other relatives were at his Bedside. He has remained conscious since Ihe accident. Following his graduation from MBh school, young Baldwin was em- ployed in the Farmers it Merchants sank here, but resigned his position because of ill health. In recent months he had assisted his falher in management of their farm and ranch. IN 1939 PLATFORM- Manufacturers Back Administration In Letter To MEETING CENSURING WICC A FARMERS SAY Tho last night re- ceived the following letter: There are many of us farmers who feel that declarations of the Farmers' Meeting held In Abilene, December 1, and publicity given In your paper has been unfair to a large group of farmers In Taylor Counly and to the West Texas Chamber ot Commerce, and it is ri- diculous and un-American even to suggest that anyone boycott this or- ganization. There are many of us farmers who are not on county committees, who are doing our own thinking and believe that the West Texas Chamber cf Commerce is very con- structive in this matter and Is help- Ing us more than some of our own farm leaders. That organization has tried for years to get better allot- ments for us and prices nearer a parity. Seeing among our own farm- ers such discriminations in allot- ments as between farms, we have no doubt that the West Texas Chamber of Commerce is right In its position on discriminatory allot- ments and trying to get better ad- justment for West Texas. The Farmers' Meeting held De- cember 1 certainly was a steamroll- er and unfair proceeding. There were many farmers who resented the proceedings and did not concur In the steam-roller resolution as passed, but, dile to being afraid of getting their allotments cut, as the meeting was under fhe leadership of the county committeemen, did not express themselves. In fairness to all concerned, we would appreciate It If you would publish this letter along with other commllleemen's letters that have been published and along with the stories published In the (Sale Press so that Taylor county farmers might Yours truly, J. E. Kendall, W. E. Burden, D. O. Huddleston, S. J. Plowman, C. Trantham, W. R. Varnell, A. A. Hay, B. E. Woodard, B. E. Fincher, J. L. Edmondson, J. R. Hardwlck. J. A. Brandon. R. L. Hay, Terrell Fergu- son. A. N. Norman. VERDICT Cotton Fraud Defendant Suicide Afton Farmer Is Found Dead 14 Others To Appear Before Jurors Monday DICKENS, Dec. A verdict of suicide was re- turned today in the shotgun death of J. Norman Lawson, 51, Afton school hoard member and prominent Dickens county fanner recently charged with conspiracy to defraud the gov- ernment in a cotton storage case. BONDS SET Lawson was found dead, a gun by his side, four days before he and. other West Te.vans were to appear before a federal grand Jury sche- duled lo Investigate the storage of A. J. J. P. Moore, and J. E. Bernard were arraigned In federal court here early this week. Each posted bond of with Deputy Commission- er Ida M. Jones, lo appear be- fore the Lubbock court conven- ing- Bext Monday. cotlon on which Ihe government had recalled loans. Justice of the Peace S. J. Johnson returned Ihe verdict. The charges against Lawson and H other persons were filed a few days ago and bonds ot Sl.OOQ had been set for each defendant. The allegations of conspiracy grew out of a year-old warehouse storage case which had attracted much at- tention in West Texas. Last year Ihe government called in loans against several hundred farmers who had stored bales of cot- ton In the Kent county warehouse. The government did so on the con- tention the .cotton did not measure See LAWSON, tf. IS, Col. 5 Dickens Friends Express Regret DICKENS, Dec. ens county citizen by the scores to- day expressed regret at the fatal shooting w J. Norman Liwson. He was a well known Dickens county farmer, having lived here nearly 25 years. He was a Mason and a member of the county school board, having been elected to that position last spring to represent precinct 2. He owned a farm near Alton, arm was a leader in civic affairs. Surviving are his wife and four children. Law-son made a trip to Lubbock Wednesday and talked with federal men about the case in which he was charged. It was said he re- ceived considerable encouragement. Kc returned to his home shortly alter Wednesday midnight. Barly Thursday morning he arose lighted Ihe stove in the house bc- fore other members of th; family BWoJce. Soon afterward they heard the shot. He died Instantly. STORES ON YULE SHOPPING HOURS MONDAY Member firms of the Abilene retail merchants association next Monday will begin stay- ing open an extra throe hours each night. Stores-.which originally close their doors at sis o'clock will 'remain open until 9 o'clocfc, ac- cording to Eddie Cockerell, secretary of Ihe retail mer- chants association. "The extra' M hours which each store will add to the shopping time, as distomarily before Ihe final Christmas rush, will permit Abilenlans who work during the day to do trtttr gift buying at their said Cockerell. Prospects are that Abilene merchants will see a larger Christmas business, this year ttian (n 1937. Only 12 more shopping days will remain before Chrislmas Monday, and most firms will remain open until midnight on Christmas eve, which comes on Saturday. Cocierell said member mer- chants will also remain closed on the Monday- following Christmas, December 26, giv- ing a two-day weekend holi- day to a large number of em- ployes. FOR NEW CONGRESS- WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 A government reorganization pro- gram was pencilled on the legis- lative slate for the new congress at a White House conference today. Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) of a senate reorganization committee said after the conference he was "sure" another attempt would be made lo persuade congress It should empower the president to rearrange, abolish or merge executive agencies of the government. Whether the prospective legisla- tion will differ from that passed by the senate in the last congress antl turned down in the house was a question Byrnes preferred not to answer. He said he expected to Introduce four separate reorganization mea- sures and had advised Ihe presi- dent he considered lhat procedure "wise." He did not disclose what Mr. Roosevelt thought of that Idea. With Byrnes, Lulher Gullck and Charles E. the president explored for two hours today Ihe possibility ot reviving reorganiza- llon legislation. GuJIck and Mer- riam were members of a presi- dential committee which formulat- ed a reorganization program on which Mr. Roosevelt based his original reorganization recommen- dations to congress. Since it was the house which re- fused to go along with the re- organization proposals in the last congress. Brynes said he favored letting it originate the legislation in the new one. Jews To Appeal BERLIN', Dec. 8 Wt Jewish leaders were understood to be fram- ing a ''last hour1 appeal lo Presi- dent Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Chamberlain for at least temporary sanctuary today as diplo- matic quarters heard new Nazi anti- Jewish mea.Tures were planned. Reform Bill Resurrected FDR And Aides Talk Prospects Ads Needed In State Proposal To Revise Labor Ad Is Rejected Cooperation With Agriculture And Commerce Urged NEW YORK, Dec. (AP) The National Association of Manufacturers late today un- animously approved a 1939 platform urging "cooperation with the government." With- out argument on the floor, the convention approved a pro- gram drawn up after a bitter fight behind closed doors in the resolutions committee. .The faction which favored coop- eration with the new 'deal 'succeed- ed in: (1) Preventing open criticism of the whole policy of the re- ciprocal trade sfreements. (2) Striking out a proposal to revise the Warner ttt i (3) Eliminating another pro- pou! to aboliih special ttttnl regulatory eommlMtoni The 11 -point prograrhTcalled for cooperation of commerce agriculture and TEXAS DOESN'T EAT ITS OWN LAMB, RAISERS'MEET TOLD SAN ANTONIO. Dec. W. Roe of Oaijand, calif., told 100 members of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' association todaythat this greatest sheep-producing stale doesn't eat its own Iamb. The chain store vice president quoted a national trade paper's comment on the association's fund lo promote sale of iamb. "The advertising could be pro- fitably restricted to Texas, where lamb is practically an unknown he said. "Measured by pro- duction, no slate eats less. Even In the sheep-growing section, beef and pork are the principal gastronomic Sheep and goat men were given an object lesson in the proposed "in- dustrlallzalion ot Texas" by Prof. M. E. Heard of Texas Technological college of Lubboclc. Heard set up a foot loom lo show delegates how Tech Is weaving cloth for a suit of clothes to give Governor-Elect W. Lee O'Danlel. "Texas is the greatest single producing state of cotton, wool and mohair." declared Heard. "One of its biggest possibilities for in- dustrialization Is to utilize Id raw Added By Abilene Beam Goodfellows Goodfellow conrlibutions lagged seriously Thursday. Only was Ihe fund was already behind Ihe figures for the same date last year. Tola) In the till is now J617.25- and more Is Hudson Smart, chairman of the Exchange club lop committee, en- noiinced yesterday lhat that group was ready lo begin collecting loys for distribution In the Gootlfellow baskets. Old, broken toys may be dropped In barrels placed around the downtown section in store en- trances. These will be repaired by mtmberi of the fire deparlmenl. Contributors to the Goodfellow fund Thursday: Roland Jones................ S1500, E.G. Baljer.................. 5.00 G. C, McDonald 5.00 Goes On Air Abilens's new radio beam station officially began operation last night filling a gap between the port Worth and Big Spring stations. James C. Craig, department of I commerce representative hete, said here last night that two government Inspectors turned the station over to him yesterday for opera- tion alter the beam had been flight- checked by a plane pilot. The station, located a mile and three-quarters north of the muni- cipal airport, sends out a given radio signal 21 hours a day from the trans- mi'.ter. one beam is directed toward Fort Worth and other toward Big Spring. As it leaves the station, the beam Is spread fanwise until it is about lo miles wide where It con- tacts Ihe other beams. In practical use, a. pilot tunes in on the station band and as long as he can twar the given the future, -whfYrecognizing a need of continuous 'Sftmploymfni relief, the program calBUIor toratlon of Industrial jobs In folloirtoi manner: (1) Business to rtalifc' human re accept 'etonamlc social responsibilities, bV Jranlffelth the public, maintain high afds, lower prices as tfn-'ib'.e, maln- UUn sound employe relations, be "desirable citizen" 'of 'Ihe commu- nity. i Business lo'recogrilM labpfs right to bargain collectively without intimidation ,any. source, con- tinued good .working ad- justment of complaints, lair wages and incentives lac advancemen and a cushioning -of the effects. of technological unemployment.- (3) Government la adjust lisa policy to attract investment to cre- ate new machines, to create new Jobs for the unemployed. (Provi- sions -of the securities act of 1933 and the securities and exchange commission act -of IS34, .were de- scribed as "unnecessarily but no delinite recommendation modification was made.) (4) Increase purchasing power b> increasing production rather than by curtailment. (5) Business recognize gov  t   

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