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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' gftfltne Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES WE SKE'lUi YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT aOfTSV'-Byrori. VOL, LV11I, NO. 198. iuwil.ltd Frill (An ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Says Sabotage Machine Being Set Up In U. S. Dies Investigator Asserts Situation Is Serious Menace WASHINGTON, Dec. warning that spies are settling up a "potential sabotage machine" de- signed to Impair the United States' industrial and military efficiency In time ot war came today Irom an Investigator for the horse commit- tee on un-American activities. John C. MctcaUe, who made a sfx-month.5 inquiry into activities of subversive groups for the com mUtce, testified he believed "th. spy situation in the United Slates Is a very serious menace." President Rocsevelt recently dl reeled attention to the spy queslloi. when he toM newsmen he would recommend increased expenditures to combat espionage activities by foreign agents. "The real aim of the Ameri- can nail Met calf e told (he committee, fo build up In the United Stales a spy organization, a potential sabo- tage machine and a German minority x x I Asserting that Germany was nol the only foreign country whose na- tionals were engaged In such ac- tivities, Metcalfe expressed bclfel the United States had been placed in "a precarious position." Exist- ing undercover organizations, he said, could do great damage here In event of war unless the governmcn took "militant steps" to eliminate them. HEARINGS NEAR CLOSE The committee is planning to conclude its prolonged hearings to- morrow because its funds are ex haustcd. Chairman Martin Dies (D-Tcx has announced he will ask congres. for new funds. Another witness, George E. Sul llvan, a Catholic attorney am author of Washington, advanced what he termed n 12-polnl program for combatting un-American activ- ities. It Included prohibition o further immigration until subver slve forces are eliminated, restora tlon of the "unpolluted" freedom o the press, an dellinlnatlon of 'sub verslve propaganda from education al establishments. FROM A. M. TO P. M. O'Dcmiel Kept Waiting To Talk Industrialization With Ford DKTROIT, nee, convinced him lhat we have ceats HIS "rery syllable" for At a m. a Ford emcloye Tlie (overnor-clect (hit i t._____... BLASTING TALK OF CHANGE IN OIL POLICY- Eight-Day Closings Continued Three Months Wife Of Justice Pleads Innocent NEW YORK, Dec. Ema N. Lauer, wife of a state su preme court Justice, pleaded Inno cent today to a smuggling Indie mcnt which named her as a defendant with Albert N. chaperau and was released In ball trial Jan. 3. Chaperau, who also has been In dieted in another smuggling cas with George Burns, the comedian pleaded Innocent yesterday. Burns has pleaded guilty. Eden Continues Talks In Capital WASHINGTON. DSC. thony Eden, former foreign minlste of Great Britain, continued h round of conferences with govern mental leaders today. It Is believed Eden has devote his unofficial efforts here to an planatlon of British problems an an unspoken appeal for America understandings of his country position. The Weather VICINITY: 1IAST TKX.IS: Tatr. oiHrtn Tfinnrfar: Prtda omin? inQthrrlv I'rlrlay. WK.ST Knlr. warn nithrily prebjtply b Ill............. _ DETROIT, Dec, (AP) Governor-Elect Lee O'Oan- Iti of Texas wafted more (han three hours fo meel Henry Ford today, then In a two-hour con- versation told the automobile manufacturer of Texas' wealth of natural resources. He said Ford exhibited inter- est In the stale's metal deposits and had ashed Mm fo send some ore samples. "I said O'Dankl. "I convinced him that we have everything; In Texas needed to build an Industrial empire." The governor-elect, who camft to discuss ways and means of Industrializing (he Star state, said he made no offer or offer or suggestion that Ford move -some of his Industrial units to Texas. He said, how- ever, he (old (he motor manu- facturer that the Ford plan for decentralizing Industrial pro- was "rery suitable" for Texas. O'Danicl, who had saiil his appointment wilh Kord for 10 a. m., arrived at the engi- neering laboratory where Ford's office is located at a. m. With him was Carr P. Collins, Dallas, Tex., insurance execu- tive; Mrs. O'Daniel, ana 16- year-old .Molly O'Danlel, They waited In the office of Krnest G. Llebold, a Ford executive. At p. m. a Ford employe said Ford had not arrived, and that the O'Danlel party was Jui.rliinjt ftilh Llehold. Finally at p. m., news- men were advised (hat Ford was In conference with the vis- itors, O'Danlel and Collins emerged some two hours later, but Ford left by another exit and was not availably to reporters or hotographers. The iovernor-elect said that "I came here to Jearn thlnj about and added; "You can't talk to Henry Ford, (hat great Indus- trialist, without (earning a lot.'1 lie said Ford expressed "ex- ceptional interest" in a piece of Texas wool which he said was processed by university stu- dents, and from which he said would be made the suit he ex- pects to wear for his Inaugura- tion as ffomnor. O'Daniel said he told Ford that Texas produces more than 90 per cent of the nation's wool yet has 'no wool processing- plant. The laid the question of labor was men- tioned but declined to say what he told Ford of that subject, However, he told newsmen, "We have no labor troubles In Texas, Texans are easy golnp Jolts and all a Texan wants h a Job." O'Danlel's parly will attend morning chapel exercises with Ford at a, m. tomorrow In Greenfield village, and plan fo leave by automobile about noon for Citron, Ohfo> where O'Danlel Is U) eoriver rwllh Russell A. Firestone about the rubber In- dustry. GABLE AND LOMBARD NO! LIKE LY TO SAY 1 DO' UNTIL 1940 HOLLYWOOD, Dec. of legal proce- dure, it appeared today, may prevent Hollywood from hearing Carol Lombard and Clark Gable say "I do" until sometime In 1940. The actor's S286.0CO property settlement with his second wife, Maria Lansham Gable, has been mutually approved but re- quires a court's okay before Mrs. Gable can file suit for divorce Gable said his wife, from whom he has oeen separated three years, would seek a divorce when a ruling is obtained on the settlement. He did not say he Intends to marry the effervescent Lom- bard, but his friends declared they are sure he wilt as soon as he Is legally free. The settlement matter, when submitted to a superior court today, was put on the pre-trial calendar for Dec. 21, when It will be assigned to a judge. A ruling before Jan. 1 appeared unlikely. If Mrs, Gable brings her action sometime after the first of the year, and tee divorce Is granted. California law requires a full year elapse before the interlocutory decree becomes final Then both will be free to marry again. FOR ALL AMERICAS- Ask Monroe Doctrine Widening Colombia Puts Plan Forward Argentina And Mexico Oppose Force On Debts LIMA, Deo. A Pan-Arnerican Monroe Doc- trine under which all coun- tries of the western hemis- phere would assume the bur- Jen thus far maintained by States alone came before the Pan-American con- ference today. Foreign Minister Luis Lopez de Mesa of Colombia told the com- mittee for organization of peace that doctrine can now widened to embrace ail free America as a subject of responsi' bilily." Mexico, apparently mindful of controversies with the United Stales over expropriation of lands end oil properties, followed the lead of Argentina in submitting resolution asking that the confer- ence reaffirm past decisions that force must not be used for collec- tion of debts between nations. !t was believed the resolution had little- change -of passage, since there are already accords and agreements among American states against forcible debt collections. Lopez de Mesa called attention to pressure of European events and political theories on the America5 in his proposal for a broadening of the doctrine proclaimed In 1823 by President James Monroe in a hands-off-the-Amccicas warning to Europe. DEFENSES MUTUAL "National Interests of the United States are coinciding with those ol individual states in Latin he asserted in praising the "won- derful broadening of ideas ol great statesmen" of the United Slates. He made his proposal during plea for Colombia's project for a league of American nations, which the conference seemed likely to postpone until Its next meeting In 1343. Behind-the-scenes discussion for reaching a common plan con- tinental defense went ahead. Sec- retary of state Cordeli Hull con- ferring on the with Dr Isidore Ruiz Moreno, chairman of the Argentine delegation. Ar- gentine sources said a defense proposal had not yet been sub- mitted formally because approva of all delegations had to be ob- tained. Mexico Is Reported Negotiating Big Oil Barter Deal With Japan With Three-Hour NEW AGRICULTURE BUILDING OPEN HOUSE SET AT 3 TODAY New Taylor county agriculture, building last night was put In topi shape for the formal opening at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Occupants of the building have jeen In location ail this weekr and all will bt at their places for the program. A three hour open-house period has .been designated, a brief program in front of the building. After the Invocation by the Rev. Charles A. Powell, County Judge Lee R. York will make the iedlcatory address. County Agent Knox Parr will introduce H. H. Wil- liamson, director of the Texas ex- tension service, who will respond to York. An hour's radio broadcast will be jiven between 3 and 4 p. m. After :he opening ceremony, visitors will be Invited inside to view the build- Ing. Between arid 4 o'clock a up of students from Hardin- Slmmons will give musical num- bers. From 4 until 5 McMurry col- lege will furnish music, with Abilene Christian college taking the turn from. 5 to 6. In addition to Williamson, District Agents W. I. Glass and Maurinc Hcarn of the Extension service will be preesnt, along with H, M, Mil- hollin, manager of the soil conserva- tion project at Angelo, several WPA officials, Dean J. Thomas Davis of John Tarlton college, Con- gressman Clyde Garret of Eastland. Robert Minlre, state vocational agri- culture director, and others. by Tbunuao W. A. Ruhmann, above, Friday will take over duties as assistant county agent in Taylor county, succeeding Leon Hanson, who goes to Coleman as PSA supervisor. Ruhmann, coming here from San Saba county, where he has been adjustment assistant, will arrive in Abilene in time for today's program dedicating the new county agriculture build- ing. Santa Arrives Behind Escort Just to be in tune with the times, Santa Claus rode Into Abilene yes- terday afternoon behind a police escort. He was greeted at the Abilene chamber of commerce building bv a horde of school children and with a grownups fringing MEXICO CITY. Dec. 14 Mexico was reliably reported trxjay to be negotiating a S1.00C.030 bar- ter oil deal with Japan in a vlcor- ous drive to find foreign m.irkets for her wells expropriated from for- eign companies March 18. While it was denied at the gov- ernment petroleum department a deal was pending, otlicr sources said negotiations had been under- way for weeks on a bas's that would provide Japan with worth of oil annually. Executive of the petroleum de- partment admitted Mexico had sold Japan three shipments of 100- 000 barrels c.ich some time ago" for cask and an exchange of beans and other Japanese products. Negotiations for further trade had not been concluded, it was s.iiri. because of Inability o[ the two gov- ernments to agree upon (lie cash payments. Mexico has deposed or part ol her oil !o two 'totalitarian" na- tions. Germany nnd Italy. Panama canal lolls and tlie fact Mexico wanted cash have been re- ported barriers to Mexico-Japan- ese oil deals since the government expropriated British and American oil properties last March 18. Japan- ese hive said they could buy oil cheaper in California If they had to p-iy cash, and have proposed bartering articilial silk for oil good number of the crowd. .Vo formal welcome was ex- tended but the children them- selves prtsenl as royal a greet- ing as could be expected. In re- turn Santa distributed candy to his followers. The rest of this week Santa Ciaus will be on the downtown streets of Abilene. Next wed: he, will appear in the different stores. Choir Will Sing Carols At Tree A choir from the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church will conduct a program of carols arou..- the mun- icipal Christmas tree tonight, Mrs B. H. Thomason. Garden club member arranging the has announced. Harold Thomas will direct the choir in sinking Christmas carols. Santa Clatis will be informally In- terviewed during the program, which will be held at o'clock. Lights on the Iree will be turn- ed on for the first time at 6 p. m. program. To Coleman EASTLAND. Dec. berta Ricketts. assistant supervisor of home management plans in Easlland county for the Farm Se- curity administration, today accept- ed a similar position in Coleman county. 1 Goodfellows 'Getting Right' Goodfellows passed the haif way mark Wednesday, as the total o donations jumped to 5931. Needed Is the minimum. Contributions Wednesday totalK day's receipts for severa days. Now only nine business days re- main until the fund must be com- pleted. That means Goodfellows must contribute an average of per day to reach the goal. Last night the American Legion and Auxiliary staged a dance at the Veterans' clubhouse, but total of receipts, to be given to the Good- fellows, was not available. Contributions Wednesday: E. Jarrett Arch D. Batier SCO Mrs. E. F. Hall 200 Cash 203 J. M. Radlord Grovfry Co... Western States Grocery 1000 Ralph St. John Gloria Gill Wool Textiles Labels Fought Manufacturer Soys Proposals To Lack 'Force1 WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. (ip) _ Arthur Besse, president of the Na tional Association of Wool Manufac turers, told the federal trade com mission .today he felt Its propose rules for labelling the wool conten of.-textiles "irould have no force'o. effect1' because the commission wa not a code-making authority. Besse, a Neiy Yorker, spokesman for his organization, further charg ed at a hearing that they could no be made effective and they did no represent the desires of the majorit of the Industry, but rather th wishes of a limited number manufacturers and wool growers. Besse spoke after Earl Constan tine of the National Association o Hosiery Manufacturers, testified i ivas impossible to detect (he differ ence between virgin and reworic wool in a manufactured product. R. G. Knowland. vice president o the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet com pany, said the proposed rules "woul create a great deal of confusion uncertainty and extraordinary ex pense in the industry- and wou! create extra cost to the consumer he said. Favoring the proposals were Re presentative Segar (R-NJ) and re presentatives of the truth in fabric committee, the district federal women's clubs and the New Yor federation of women's clubs. The asserted the labels would protec consumers, assuring the buyers quality products. The hearing will resume tenor row. Woits 10 Years For Jury Ppy RISING STAR, Dec. P. Milwce wailed ten years to present his claim for {6 for serving 6 days as a spicla! venireman. Today he collected, explaining he had forgotten to ask for his money sooner. Mr. and Mrs. Cose Minjus Employes Popular S'.orc ___ Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sparks.. W. J. Murray Jerry Hoppc ...........'.___ Earl Koppc Jr............... Mrs. V. H Allrn Traveling Mm'.- 1000 o.oa 5.00 100 361 200 50J Allowance For lanuary Set At Barrels Order Signed By Thompson And Lon Smith' AUSTIN, Dec. tatewide oil production shut- downs of eight days a. month were ordered continued until April 1 in action today by Er- nest 0. Thompson and Lon A. Smith of the Texas railroad commission. ABOVE The order tended, to blast the opinion of some that there would be a radical change in Texas pro- ration policies after Jerry Sadler replaces C. V. Terrell on the com- mission January 1. Thompson and Smith will continue as two of the three members ,of the conservation agency. Tt.e commission calculated the Texas basic dally production al- lowance for January, considering Saturday and Sunday shut-Ins would bs barrels, compare! with this month's figure'of 577 and. the.United States..bureau of' mines" recommenda tion of The average daily allowables wll grow about barrels each month due to well completions making an April I allowance approximately Smith, pointed out that a new o: der boosting Texas production could be issued before April U a short age of oil or gasoline developed. "I hesitated to sign the order be fore lalking with Mr. Smith said, "but decided to g< ahead and approve it when I foun  1 n with Sunday BY MAIL Kithcr piper, wilh Sunday I In H'fst Texas Only) The Abilene Reporter-News PHONE 7271 able to continuing consultations be- tween six addition to the unofficial cooperation of Louisiana and achieve stability in the industry', stability, observers agree, depends in part on the amount of oil on the market and a firm price structure. Art L. Walker, secretary of the commission, said the industry was In "the best statistical position In 50 years.'' The principal worry of the Industry In general, he said, was nothing more than physchological. consisting mostly of the jllters which current conditions should allay. Renewal of the compact was close- ly allied to consideration of possible federal control, but Ihoirpson ap- peared certain the compact woald continue on its present basis. U. S. Sends Capone Bill For CHICAGO. Dec. government sent a bill for to Al Capone The sum included a sJO.OOO fine Capor.e hadn't paid and court ccwls of his ir.rome tax eva- sion case still on the books of the I federal district court here. Chris Guiuher. deputy clerk, fig' lured up the total for i reply to Warden J. A. Jonnson of AicaUaz prison from which Capone is sched- uled (or release Jan. 19. Supplies Dropped SEATTLE Dec. planes dropped supplies today to 13 survivors of boschrd molorjhlp Patterson nurooned near Cape FalrwcAther. Alaska, and reports of a increased fppcs they might be nvcutd tomorrow. Veteran T P Engineer Dead BAIRD, Dec, atwjrd Nunnally, 67. well known retired Texas A; Pacific' locomotlvB engineer, died about o'clock this afternoon at the Griggs hos- pital here following several months illness. His illness was brought on by an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Nunnally was an employe of the T P for 43 years and Is well known In Balrd and Abilene. H8 was born in Dallas county, Ala- bama, on February 1, 1371. In 1883 he came to Texas and settled at Big Spring, starting wark on ths railroad as a water boy. He came to Balrd In 1690. From water boy he -Svanced to fireman and then to a locomotive engineer. For several years betora he 'retired on November 27. 1933 ho was in the cab of the Sunshine Special, crac'j T P passenger train, on the run between Balnt and Big Spring. Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Ellen Louise and Vivian, Funeral Till be Thursday after- noon at o'clock at the First Bap- tist church here. The Rev. Joe R. Mayes, former pastor of the church, now MegaTgel, will of- fiei.ue. assisted by the Rev. Ham- ilton pastor of the Baird. Meth'Xiist church. Warmer Day Due OuUook for wjrmer weather was bright last still no rain or snow. Today's forecast "fair with '.y rising temperatures." The mercury- wni to 24 dejmj jpsierday morning shortly before sunrise and was not above freezing until after 9 o'clock. Last at 3 Uie tctnperalure WAS al 33 degrees.   

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