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Publication: Abilene Reporter News December 27, 1938

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas I WIST TEXAS'! OWM Importer- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL, LVI1I, NO. 209, ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNINO, DECEMBER 27, PAGES. PEIOE FIVE OZKTa. SANTA GLAUS BRINGS HER NEW LEG WITH MESSAGE FOLLOWING FOR ARMY FORCE OF PLANES- F D R, In Arms Call, To Say Security Threatened WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.-WV- President Roosevelt was reported to have decided on a double-barrej- ed recommendation to congress for national defense reinforcements of unprecedented peacetime magni- tude. Ferioni close to the admin- istration said the chief execu- tive Intended to report, In the annual message he will deliver personally to a Joint senate- house session on January 4, that the security of the nation and its neighbors was threaten- ed by the armed'might of ag- gressive dictator states. A week later, under present ar- rangements, a special message will present detailed recommendations lor an army air force of tome 000 planes and numerous other measures. Thus, the administration contem- plates a quadrupled military tlr fleet of at least arlcraft. Supporting the proposals, congressional circles have heard, fill be "startling" evidence that Germany's aerial force and air- craft factories geared to war de- mands threaten to upset the world balance of military and political power. From usually well-informed sources come reports of these de- velopments: 1. Details of the new rearmament program are complete. They were shaped In clow cooperation with General Malta Craig, army chief of staff, and other military advisors, since Europe's uneasy peace agree- ment was reached at Munich, war and navy department budgets al- ready have been approved. 2. Convinced that American air power must be quickly augmented, Mr. Roosevelt has been unmoved by arguments of some congressional critics that the United States, pro- tected by two oceans, needed no such force as army planes. 3. The chief executive and in- timate advisors are confident con- gress will approve at least the basic recommendations. Piecemeal disclosures provide this outline of the proposals: Air for thous- ands of additional army and navy planes In the next two years. (Each service has about tint line craft now.) Un- disclosed numbers would be for training, others Jield Jo re- serve. New air bases are con- templated, Army measwu to remedy deficiencies In anti-air- craft artillery, tanks and other weapons and munitions for regular army and national guard.; the present ex- pansion with funds to start work on two additional battleships, expected to be the worl's largest, and a score cl other warships. AS COAST BRACES FOR NORTHWESTER- Frigid Blow Sweeping Across Texas Santa claus, In the form of union automobile workers, visit- ed Dorothy Hess, 11, of Mil- waukee, bringing a much-want- ed artificial leg. The workers collected tobacco coupons to pay for It. Dorothy Is shown as she tried 11 out with the aid- of her brother, Gordon, 6. (AP Photo) Triple Holiday Toll Over 450 By The Associated Press The nation paid wllh more-than 450 lives for its' holiday .weekend. At least a'VPof-tfie violent deaths' were caused by tiarflc accidents.' The total .count for the weekend, was short of the 500 fatalities reported last Christ- Mas. Fire claimed 21 lives this year; gunshot wounds 13; suicides 15 train accidents 12; drowning 6, and miscellaneous'causes, the rest. largest death tolls by slates in- cluded: California 25; -Illinois 22; iltchlgan 25; Missouri 16; New Jersey 13; New York. Including New York City, 31; Pennsylvania 30; Texas 35, Ohio, 42, Indiana, 17. Six Iowa, Neb- Rhode bland and VelfmonWand the Col- umbia' reported no violent" deaths. Deaths Taper Off To Five !n Texas By The Associated Press The death toll in Texas during the triple holiday tapered off on the last day. 'Only Jive violent deaths were re- ported in the state Monday bring- ing the total for the three days to 34. These included 25 traffic deaths, six shootings, a suicide, an asphyx- iation and a drowning. Two In Ector Die Violently Infant Killed In Crash; Auto Hits Oil Field Driller ODESSA, Dec. Ector county's 28lh and 29th violent deaths for 1938 to- day with the death of a six months old baby and a 32--ear old oil field driller. Gilbert Wayne White, Infant Eon of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert While, died three hours after his father's car and another aulo driven by Carol Juns Tlllman crashed two miles west of Odessa late Sunday night. Both cars were traveling east and the Tillman machine, occupied by two Odessa high school football players, Jack Gallon and Jack Simms, the driver's sister, Joyce TiJJman, and WiJma Pinner, at- tempted to turn olf the Bankhead highway. B. E. Riley, oil field driller, died of skull fracture early today after being strv.-lc by an automobile early Sunday morning. Funeral will be here Wednesday while the White service will be held In Barstow Tuesday. Rlley had been employed at Hobbs and was here visiting his family. The While family had been on a Christmas hunting trip and would have reached home within three minutes of the time the accident occurred. Late Goodfcllow Donations Received Two Goodfcllow contribution! came In after distribution ol th etMut dln.fnlsJtint W.ST TEXAS: Fair, colder In loalli and central ftlr. rltlnjt tfmpfralare 'ft TEHrcnmncs HCt'R F.M. A.M. II 14 I! 31

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: December 27, 1938

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