Abilene Reporter News, December 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WiSTJEXAl VOL, LVIII, NO. 206. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT ________ ABILENE, TEXAS, TRIBAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, FOURTEEN PAGES." Prcil (Ar> IN STIFFEST LANGUAGE USED SINCE WORLD WAR- PRIOE FIVE OSNT8, U. S. Refuses To Apologize To Germany For lakes' Nazi Attack Welles Says Assaults Not To Be Malted Americans 'Don't Like Germany Or WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (AP) The United SUUs, adopting- the stiffest language used toward Germany since world war days, emphatically refused today to apologize for Secretary Ickes' recent de- nunciation of the nazi regime and warned that such attacks could neither be prevented nor-restrained. PUBLIC 'SHOCKED' Sumncr Welles, acting secretary of state, told the German charge d'affaires that recent policy in the relch had shocked American pub- lic opinion more profoundly than anything In many decades and that Indignation as expressed by Ickes at. Cleveland last Sunday repre- sented the feeling W Ihe over- whelming rnajorlly of. the people of this country. warnlns v.'as delivered In point blank refusal to accept inany's protest against Ickes1 speech. The protest was delivered verbally yesterday by the' charge d'affaires, Dr. aHns Thomsen, who requested an official expression ol regret. (Icfces had declared ihit Ger- many's persecution of Jews carried that nation back to a "period of history when man was unlettered, benighted and BERLIN, Dec. (AP) The nazl government Umlcb.t Iffiveljr studied (he United Stales rejection of Berlln'i de- mand for an official apology for Secretary of Interior Ickes1 speech last Sunday. One official said Ihe incident "evidently- has become a Krloiu It was Indicated of- ficial statement forth- romlnf tomofroiTifler the for- j eltn office had 'studied fuel of lit .United States answer. About the tiros of the. Welles pro- nouncement, Senator Pittman agreement, U U. Blatoclc moved for dismiss! of this charge, which was on the contention Snv- Aldtrman at pistol point from a radio studio to Alderman's home last October 15. and Into Mated' Miss Ettins hc "'ml? "This j., the end of of you." saj' b i.hst slil! wlsh "Me ladv Ini vcrs' haW Christmas." Snyder tald alter the verdict was returned. Snyder's attorney. Jerry Oicslcr. said he would 1n ,cf the cr'Pple who after Miss Etting's professional career and was her Nottmber [53V dh'0rCe PartCd thm ln The appeal will be argup-t nest Tjcsday when Snyder comes up for rentence. Alderman and Miss EKini; eloped to Us Vesas last Wednesday, at the height of the irial and were married, BEER SHORTAGE CLAIMED CAUSE OF PILGRIMS' LANDING AT PLYMOUTH ROCK By EDDY GILUOHE WASHINGTON, Dec. was the 318th anniver- sary of the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth rock and It seemed like a good day to run down the theory that the Mayflower anchored there because the bwr ran out. Authority for lhe statement is the united Brewers Industrial foundation, which has just flooded the capital with abotikiet (guess H said: "Historical record Indi- cates that the jhortajt of the 'beer supply aboard the Mayflower was responsible- for the landing of the Pil- frims at Plymouth." Historical records were found at the library of congress and the office of the federal writers project. At the library there was a Mayflower document published In 1622 entitled "A Relation, or Journal, of the Beginning and Proceedings of the English plantation Settled at Plymouth, In New England." It said: "For we could not now like time for further starch or consideration: our vict- uals being much ipent, flatly our beer At the federal writers project a hlstcrlsn said the WPA had unable to determine whether the Pilgrims actually had landed first at Plymouth Hock. Provlncetown, Mass., claims the honor. He said the WPA had un- earthed considerable data sup- porting the theory the Pilgrims unloaded at Provincetown Nov. 11, 1620. he said, "we don't know. At Provlncetown they in- sist that Plymouth rock was Just an afterthought after the Pilgrims had already put In time at Province town." How about beer? he "I don't wonder it ran out Think of the people who are supposed to have come over on the Mayflower. That alone would have required more room for beer than the food jhtp could hare possibly accommodated." AGAINST FOREIGN 'INTERVENTION OR ACTIVITIES- 21 Americas Proclaim Defense With Fund Boosted To GOODFELLOWS: J154.C MORE DAILY IS NEEDED TO REACH GOAL Goodfellows ate up more than one-fourth ot the remaining dis- tance to the goal yesterday. Gilts for Abilene's Christmas cheer fund amounted to In cash, tlOO In merchandise. So, last night the total was shy of the minimum 6C needed to buy baskets of Christmas toys to boot-tor 800 families who deserve to be remembered. Two days are left. It will take I154.U each day lo bring the tola! to H.BOO. Hurry 'em up. Scores of people have Intended enlisting In this pleasant but have put it off. Tomorrow is the last day. The baskets will be delivered beginning early tomorrow morning. The following gifts are acknow- ledged with thanks in behalf of the needy families ol the city: See GOODFELLOWS. Pg. 11. Col S IN 30-MINUTE Taxi Driver, Motorist Hijacked Merry Christmas, Blonde And Five Feet Three, To Spend Holidays In San Angelo GLADEWATER, Dec. Christmas Is a pretty blond, has blue eyes, and Is 5 feet, 3 inches tall. i .11TSS Christmas, .16, and a freshman In Gladewater high school left today as the Christmas vacation'begins to enjoy a merry Christ- mas in San Angelo, Tex TMy named me Miss Christmas explained. "But most of the kids at school didn't know that because 1 registered under my other name, Charlene, which I prefer for.the records" Friends of the Christmas maintain that she has a reputation for merriment all the year instead of only on Dec. 15. She and her brother Garland, both attend high school here 14 Are Hurt In Double Mishap -.'AUSTIN. Dec. than 14 persons were injured, six of them seriously in two traffic accidents today involving three automobiles and a bus near.Kyle, Tex. _ State highway patrolmen said a car driven by Mrs. Hlldreth Frost, Colorado Springs, apparently went out of control and slipped off the road. Mrs'. W. H. Bennett, of Falfarrias, driving another or In the Mme direction, attempted to swinj- around the Frost car and collided with a machine driven by J. W. Gray, Dillu. A Greyhound bus slid off the road and overturned when the driver tried to avoid the other crash. Believed to be the most seriously Injured were Mrs. Bennett, possible internal injuries; Henry -M. i: nett, Falfurrtas, Baylor university student, fractured skull; Mrs. Frost, fractured hip; Hildreth Frost, frac- tured leg; Gray, various fractures and bruises; Helen Johnson, San Antonio, passenger In the Gray car, fractures and bruises. Bus passengers treated here and at San Marcos were Mrs. B. A. Greathouse of San Antonio, Miss R.5na Campbell of Taft, Miss Anna Opryshek of New Braunfels and J. R. Roddte of san Antonio. The other occupants of the Ben- nett car, all Baylor students, who received minor injuries were Nina and Ina Bennett, twin sisters of Louise. Mrs. Bennett's daughter, and Roland Graham of McAllen, When the bus operator attempted to swing his heavily loaded vehicle from the path of the wrecked cars it slithered onto a soft shoulder and overturned. Tne top was crush- ed and rescuers experienced diffi- culty In extricating passengers. Employment Graph Continues To Rise WASHINGTON, Dec. 52 (fl Secretary Perkins reported today a continued rise of the employment graph in November, contrary' to the usual seasonal trend. She estimated for the month at 30.000 workers or an agsrejate of since June. Estimates do not include employ- ment on projects financed by fed- eral emergency agencies. RFC Ready To Aid In Loans On Stock WASHINGTON. Dec. Senator Wheeler (D-Montl said to- day Jesse Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corpora- lion, had advised him the RFC would be willing to assist In stock- men's loans where the borrower had a satisfactory record, but was un- to meet the requirements of other government lending agencies. Zono Gale III CHICAGO. Dec. Zona Gale Breese nas 111 with pneumonia in Passavant hospital tonight' and her husband, W. L. Coach's Father Severely Hurt The. REV. W. J. Mayhew of Tem- ple, father of Abilene high school's football coach, Dewey A. Mayhew, was injured seriously in an auto- mobile accident at Temple about midday yesterday, one other per- son was hurt. Dewey Mayhew drove to Temple yesterday afternoon, and later lold wife by telephone that the elder Mayhew had suffered brain con- cussion, several broken ribs and numerous Knocked senseless In the mishap, he had regained consciousness at the Scott White hospital. The Rev. Mr. Mayhew is about 10. a superannuated Methodist minister, though still serving two churches near Temple. He was knocked from under the steering wheel through the door on the other side of his car. In the collision Dorothea Lyle of Wichita Falls received s broken right arm and forehead and left knee lacera- tions. Herbert Muller and Sylvia Riner, also of Wichita Falls, other occupants of the car in which Miss Lyle was riding, were unhurt. Mrs. Dewey Mayhew was of the opinion her father-in-law i alone In his automobile. Volunteer Santa Burned To Death LOUISVILLE. Ky., Dec. Miss Mary Curran Day, 20-year- old handicraft worker, volunteered to play Santa Claus for several hours each afternoon at community center children's programs. A spark from a cigarette ignited her flimsy costume yesterday, and she was quickly enveloped by flames. She died In a today. Winkler Rood Job AUSTIN. Dec. immedi- ate ar.d future improvements or- dered by the highway commission today Included, by counties: Winkler, appropriated SV601 (or cutting down a short sight distance Brcese of Portage. described hill on state highway 85 at Clicy- her condition is "very serious." i enne north ot Hermit. Dragnet Snares Stolen Machine First Hijacking Counterpart To .Prior A local taxi driver and a raiting- motorist from Baird felt 'the prod of a hijacker's gun in quick succession last night as an unidentified man "pulled" two jobs here in a 30 lapse of time. ORDERED OUT HIGHWAY At midnight, a dragnet thrown by officers about Abilene and sur- rounding highways had produced nothing but the stolen taxlcab in which the hijacker made his get- away from both holdups. The first hijacking, about o'clock, was almost a counterpart of another hold-up here December 13. C. A. Chance, driver for City Service Tail company, received a call to pick up a fare at a filling station. Third and Butternut. Hlj passenger ordered him to drive out highway 80 to the Taylor County Veterans clubhouse. When Chance got to the club- house Ms passenger ordered him to drive on farther. As thej came to the cross road north past the Tens and Pacific rallrud sUndplpe. the man drew a run and ordered Chance to turn. They drove over the railroad tracks. Chance was ordered to pull over to the right and stop, "He got out first." Chance said, "and kept the gun on me while I got out. Then he went through "all my pockets. He got about in bills and some change. "He gave me back my knife and some keys and made me wipe the fingerprints off them. Then he took my belt and tied me to a wire fence." Not satisfied with the bonds, the hijacker searched up and down the fence row until he found two pieces of wire. He tied Chance's See HIJACKINGS, PI. H, Col 4 U. S. Vessel Stands By Sinking Steamer NEW YORK, Dec. dio Corporation of America received a wireless report from a United States government-owned freighter in Ihe North Atlantic tonight say- ing It was standing by a Norwegian steamer Smaragd "which is in sln'sing The message said "will attempt rescue at daylight. Weather-condi- tions at present northwest gale, rough." The Schodaclc, operated for the U. C. maritime commission by the Cosmopolitan company, was the vessel that sent the m'esjage. ILLNESS FATAL John A. Mingus Dies At Hospital John A. Mingus, 30-year resident of Abilene, died at Hendrtck Memo- rial hosiptal at o'clock Thurs- day night following nearly two years of illness. Mr. Mingus was brought to the hospital here earlier In the night He had been under observation the Carlsbad sanltorlum. Funeral for the veteran real es- tate dealer will be held at o'clock this afternoon at the Laugh- ter Funeral home. Burial will fol- low in an Abilene cemetery, Mr. Mingus was born near Iredell, in Bosque county, January 39, I86L January 6. 1905, he was married to Ethel Hovey- at Anadarko, Okla- homa. They came to Abilene in Decem- ber, 1908, and Mr. Mingus became associated with his brother, w. C. Mingus, in the men's furnishing store of Mingus Brothers and com- pany. Three years later he entered the real estate business. He is survived by the wife, daughter. Mrs. Lance Sears of Marjmeal; a son. John A. "Bro'1 ixtngus Jr.; three brothers, W. c. (Coke) Mingus of Abilene, Frank Mingus Jr; three brothers, W C of Teagtw; and two sisters, Mrs', c. C. Crews of Alvord and Mrs. Ida Clay of Springfield, Missouri. Declaration Is Drawn Up By Argentina Secretary Hull Saves Day By Okehing Draft LIMA, Pern, Dec. (AP) 21 republics of the west- era hemisphere, pro claimed to- night their "decision to main- tain and to defend" their con- tinental solidarity "against all foreign intervention or aotivi- ISSUE DISCUSSED 'Following more thin two wwlrf eihaustlve discussions they arriv- ed at a unlnlrnous decision to' de- clare their "common concern xxx ia eise the peace, security or terri- torial integrity of any American. repubUc Is threatened by acts of any nature that may threaten them." The 'declaration which was'ftnany approved was town .up by Ar- gentina, which throughout the coi- ference-had'. Insisted- that Co men- tion be made specifically of ag- gression from off the continent Argentina's emphasis of this point was regarded as a reflection of her" fear that the United States some day might turn aggressor. Dr. Carlos Concha of Peru, chair- man of the conference, declared, however, there were "no basic dis- crepancies" between the Argentine draft which delegates agreed upon and. proposals submitted by other countries. LONG STEP FORWARD The declaration, which carries Pan-American solidarity a long step forward if faithlully adhered to, contains, five articles following a preamble exalting Fan-American unity. Argentina last night cast her own delegation into the conference and indicated It was up to the other na- tions to take It or leave it. This stand was taken despite the fact that the 50 other republics, as Con- cha's satement indicated, already had agreed to a majority declara- tion. Leaden of the- delegations gath-, ered In Concha's office this mom- ing for an effort to bring together the Argentine view and the docu- ment proposed by the United States, Brazil. Peru- United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull probably saved .the conference on the continental sol- idarity Issue by telling the leaders at that point the Argentine declara- tion previously had been approved by the United States delegation. See AMERICAS, Pf. 14, Col 5 Napoleon's Tomb Saved From Fire PARIS. Dec. specta- cular fire swept the facade of the Hotel des Invalides tonight but firefighters saved Napoleon's tomb from damage. Reporter-News lakes A Holiday "5 unkroltm a" Since Christmas Is on Sunday this year arrangements to let all em- ployes, both day and night forces, have a day off. were complicated Ecme- what. The result, however, is: The Saturday afternoon and ounday rooming editions will be wi" printed Ule Saturday afternoon. II will be delivered to subscribers to both mornint and evening editions There win be no Monday afternoon edition. The regular publication schedule will be resumed with the Tuesday moraine edition. So. if your Sunday mornint paper cioc.'.n't carry r.ews that developed Saturday nighl tnd early Sunday morniny you'll Show the rewon why. City Subscribers SAVE OVER Take advantage of Bargain Rates below during December only and save moasy. Give your subscription to your carrier boy. BARGAIN RATES SOW IN EFFECT fn Abilene Edition, with Sundij Evening Edition, with Sunday BOTH TAPERS, with MAIL SUBSCRIBERS Save Over 30% BY MAIL Either paper, with Sunday lln West Only) The Abilene Reporter-News PHOXE 73T1 ;