Abilene Reporter News, December 29, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas WESTKXAST MEWttKR Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVIfl, NO. 211, ABILEKE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1938.-TEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS, Fair Ass'n Gets Suggestions On Livestock Show Urge Opening Of Competition To Twelve Counties Plans for the spring livestock Bhow In Abilene were analyzed yts- terday at a meeting of the cham- ber of commerce agricultural com- mittee. Approved recommendations were made to be given the West Texas Pair association, sponsor of the event. The recommendations were: That competition be opened fa 1? counties In trade territory.. Previously only FFA member] of the Abilene district and Tajlor county 1-H club were eligible. That maximum expense for premiums be placed at 51.000; and that the show bt held after the Fort Worth Fat Stock show. A committee composed of Knox Parr, J. I. Moore and D. 0. Cox will re-work the premium list, prepared last June, that called for an ex- penditure of DEFICIT LAST i'EAK The first st.ow, held In 1935, was sponsored by the Abilene chamber of commerce. Last year It was the fair association In A heavy deficit was posted aft.-r that show mainly because a world's cham- pionship rodeo failed to pay off. The fair assodatlcn is to study the HvMtocX show situation after reorganization and election of of- ficers (or 1939, to be held this week Those attending the meeting yesterday were C. A. McGaughey chairman, Gilbert Pechacek, E, B Free, Harry Holt, B. B. Laujhlli; Dr. T. B. Bass, Knox. Parr, Huhmann, J. I. Moore .and Meil Gruver. secretary-manager of. the chamber of commerce. WASHINGTON, Dec. ninety-three years ago tomorrow, 3ec. 29, the United States annexed Texas and disposed of a troublesome ore'.gn relations problem not unlike at faced by this country today. Then as now, the United States wanted no European power to gain foothold in the western heml- phere. President Sam Houston of he Republic of Texas knew that nd made the most of It. Mexico Modifies Cattle Embargo EL PASO, Dec. Chihuahua city correspondent o the El Paso Times tonight said a provisional permit to export catll lo the United States had been granted Chihuahua cattlemen b: of nationaliPeconoir.y The correspondent 'said the perml was Issued through Governor Qua tuvb L. Talamantes. A committee of the union reg Inal Ganadera (cattle association mel with Governor Tzlamantes t discuss the seriousness of the situ tlon caused by the embargo on cat- tle Governor Talamantes, In Ion distance conversation with the sec retary of economy, asked for a per mlt to let the Chihuahua cattleme fulfill present contracts. Unlike-Problem Faced By Nation U. S. ANNEXATION OF TEXAS 93 YEARS AGO ENDED ONE EUROPEAN THREAT 10 GAIN FOOTHOLD ON CONTINENT England's Airmen To Total LONDON, Dec. air force personnel has been ex- panded until It Is expected to total active airmen by next June growth faster than ever at- tained in peacetime by either of Britain's other two fighting serv- ices. Between March and November personnel Increased from to The flow of recruits was steady but hardly sufficient for needs of the hastened plane- building program. 'New China' for Japs SHANGHAI, Dec. 28 WV- A Nanking dispatch today quoted Liang Hung-Chih, chairman of the Japanese dominated reformed government, as saying th1.- "new China" would support Japan's pro- gram of "East Asia for the Asiatics." Now O'Daniei Can Cast Vote FORT WORTH, Dec. Elect W. Lee O'Danle! qualified as a 1939 voler today when he obtained s poll tax receipt from Tax As- sessor-collector John Bourland. As he paid for poll tases tor himself and Mis. O'Daniei he declared he still was of the. opinion that the levy should be eliminated. advocated elimina- tion of tax as a qualification lor voting in his campaign for the gubernatorial nomination last summer. Later he divulg- ed that he had not paid the tax himself lor several years and therefore was not i quali- fied toter. The negotiations of Houston to bring about annexation were re- viewed before the house of repre- sentatives when ceremonies were held in 1905 at the placing ol his statue and that ol Sephen P. Aus- tin in statuatory hall at the capl- lol. The congressional ricord ol the day those ceremonies were held contains a speech by a Represen- tative Richardson of Tennessee, who, In his eulogy of Houston, RADIO ANNOUNCER QUIZZES QUARRY said: 'Ms means of Inducement to Ihe United to {Ire en- couragement to him (Houston) and his colaborera In their ef- forts for annexation, he began coquetting In a diplomatic way with France, England, and Spain. "He knew that the pronounced opposition of the United Slates to the Intrusion of any European na- flon into American territory could not be overcome, and In diplomatic fashion he availed himself of thts feeling and prejudice to quicken the sense of this country In favor of annexation." Shelves In the congressional library contain scores of Interest- Ing books written nearly 100 years ago clearly pointing out that there was keen Interest of outsiders In the development of the young Star republic, which entered the union Dec, 29, 1845. "Emigrants Guide to the New Republic'1 by a "resident emigrant late from the United pub- lished in described Texas as a land of opportunities, where hard- drinking, swearing but honest men held forth. "The population of Texas, ex- clusive of Indians, has been var- iously estimated from said the author. grfat however, U the rapid Influx of emigrants, that (he above Is quite as likely to be below as above the truth. "So far as Texas fa concerned, the English language will evidently soon supercede all others Commenting on the society and manners of Texas Just before an- nexation, the author added: "One of these Is a very prev- alent habit of profane swearing. This low and senseless vice, which not the form of an excuse, being entirely without temptation. It practiced by high and low, senators and judges, officers and citizens, master? and (heir negro servants "Another very prevailing practice is the drinking of ar- dent spirits "It Is believed however, that In no part of the United States Is there less pilfering and stealing than In Texas." SECOND WARSHIP TO DJIBOUTI France Strenghtens Port Two Omaha reporters and a radio announcer, who remain- ed In a house to keep warm, captured two escaped prisoners while a posse hunted them near Gretna, Neb. The fugitives also sought refuge from the cold ;jmd were.taken In charge by the Ihree men. Here the'announcer, Foster May, interblews one of the men, Fred J. Roberts, at the scene of the capture. The other man captured was Marion Brown, who escaped from the Missouri state prison serving a term for bank rob- 'bery. (A> Telemat) Senators Called To Probe WP A WASHINGTON, Dec. Byrnes (D-SC) said tonight he would call the senate unemployment committee into session ne.u week to discuss the desirability 'of Immediate changes In the administra- tion of relief. The committee chainna.i added .the group would seek Infor- mation on how much AVPA money remains and the truth of reports that exlsllnr funds will be exhausted Feb. 7. The movement among some congress members for changes In thi administration of relief may receive Impetus from the report of the ten ate committee on campaign expenditures, due to be made Jan. 3 Chairman Sheppard (D-Tcx) indicated today the report.would denounce politics In relief in vigorous language. Since some members been outspoken In censuring rcporte( ----------------------------------------politics In WPA, the commute Former Movie Star Kills Self, BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 28. Lawrence, star of silent films, committed suicide to- day by swallowing poison in her her home, police reported. Mis; Lawrence was found by neighbors and taken to Beverly Hills emergency hospital where physicians tried vainly to save her life. For the last three years the ac- tress had been working at a stock company on the M-G-M lot. in ear- lier day films she was co-starred with such notables as Mary Pick- ford, Maurice Costello and Clara Klmball Young. In a note addressed lo Miss Lawrence wrote: "Call Dr. Wilson. I am Hope this works. Good bye, my darling. They can't cure me, so let It go at that. Lovingly, 5 You've all been swell guys. Every- thing is yours." Miss Marian Mender, who was In Miss Lawrence's home, said she heard the screams of agony and found her on the floor. She called an ambulance but Miss Law- rence died shortly after she reach- ed the hospital. E-he was 52. Montano HELENA, Monl., Dec. A three-second was felt here at p. m. today. No damage was reported. chairman's assertion that a unanl mous report was In prospect was accepted generally as meaning i would use terms strong enough U satisfy the most critical. The South Carolina senator sail ne had heard leporls that an ef fort would be made In the nex congress to establish non-partisan boards in all counties to conside p.ny complaints of "political" ad ministration of relief. From other reliable sources raroe a report thai such a plan Is under consideration by Presi- dent Roosevelt as an answer lo contentions (hal the WPA was used for political purposes dur- ing the (all election campaign. Tne suggested county boards would serve without pay and woul be compos-d by local citizens. Work ers who lost relief jobs, or wh could not get such Jobs, could la any claims of discrimination befor the boards. Yule Tree Not On Defendant's Land ELYRIA. O. Dec. 2. veycrs found today that the Chris1 mas tree which William Roussea 37. was nlleged to have been !jkin for his children when he was Ehc to death by William Case, 84, was not on CP-se's farm. County Engineer Harry Dun ham said the was in (tie righ ol way of a township road, eigh feet from case's property. The while-beared farmer is un- der bond on a manslaughter charge. Prosecutor Howard Butler Forces Will Doubled Reinforcements Satisfy Demands Of French Press PAKIS, Dec. 28 (AP) 'ranee prepared virtually to ouble her military and naval orces in Somaliland today with orders for new rein- orcetnents to face any threats rom Italy's East African 'ire. A second warship was assigned i the East African port of DjI- ooull, named in Italian agitation or French territory, while the ,M9-ton dispatch boat Dlbervllle mounting three 5.5-Inch guns, pro- eeded from Beirut, Syria, back to Djibouti, her base during She Ital- an-Bthlpolan war. The second vessel was the on destroyer Epervler ani was ex- pected lo reach the SomalUand port before the slower D'Jberville Navy Minister Cesar Camplnch conferred lilh Erik Labonne French resident general In Tunisia who has-been in Paris conferrin] on the colonial situation. Two passenger ships were" held "at Marseille to carry 1.000 Senegalese sharpshooters to to bol- ster a garrison of troops al- there. The two warships and the batta- lon ol troops were understood to be all the relnforceinenU -contem- >laUd for the present by the government, although that s only a handful against the 000 troops which Italy was estimat- ed here to have In East Africa. The reinforcements 'satisfied French press demands for strength- ening colonial defenses. Colonial ministry officials said frankly thai "the eventuality of Italian invasion of French somaU- and has not been The inference was left that any Italian demands or actions in this direction were part of campaign So win colonial concessions when Prime Minister of Great Britain visits Rome Jan. li-14. RICHMOND, Va., Dec., 28-WV-A new method" of electrocuting disease germs with light waves was innounced today before the American Association for he Advancement of Science. Dr. Harvey C. Rentschler and Dr. Rudolph Nagy of the Westinghouse research laboratories, Philadel- jhia, reborted they had found one of the weak roots n the lives of bacteria. Apparently, they declared each different type of germ, of which there nre Jiousands, can be lulled by iubjectlng it to a tpeciiic nlenslty of light for a definite period of time. GERMS ELECTROCUTED BY NEW LIGHT RAYS The practical value of their discovery will prob- ably be In the hospital operating room where, In addition to the light which the surgeon uses for his work, a special light will be focussed on the incision to kill any germs which may be present to cause In- fection during or after the operation. Previously scientists at Duke university had In- troduced a special type of germ-killing light ray but, according' to some scientists, it has not had tKe selective effect various kinds of germs which the new different kinds of light waves have. jaid he would not change but lhat the grand make it murde-. the jury Italy Disclaims Invasion Plans ROME, Dec. 28. W) Italian sources indicated today Italy vir- tually had abandoned any hope of territorial gains at fYance's ex- pense and said the fascists had no Intention of Invading French Soma- liland. Four weeks after outbreak of Italian clamor for French recognt tlon ot her "natural aspirations" In Africa, diplomats suggested a basis for a settlement between Rome and Paris might lie along these lines: for Tunisia French North Africa protectorate mentioned most often In the Ital- ian territorial agitation touched oil Nov. 30 by Foreign Minister Coun: Galeazzo Ciano In the chamber ol deputies. Under such an arrange- ment, Rome Could maintain con- trol over the Italians In Tun- isia. Italian share in the ad- ministration of the French con- trolled Suez canal and lower rate: for shipping through that water- way. of the port ol Djibouti, capital of French Somali- land and terminus of the French- controlled railroad to Addis Ababa in Italian Ethiopia, for the beiefl! ol Italian shipping. Freeze Extends From Rockies To Atlantic Seaboard By The Associated Press. A new cold wave was fore- cast for ice-sheathed plains states yesterday while freezing weather engulfed most of the nation. TEMPORARY RELIEF The frigid belt extended from :he Rockies to tte Atlantic sea- ward and from New England to the Florida border. Fatalities attributed to the wm- ry onslaught and treacherous high- ways reached 27. Exposure deaths were reported from such widely scattered centers as Parsons, Kas., Waterbury, Conn., and Birming- lam. Ala. Rising temperatures brought a measure of relief to resi- dents of many states in the West, Midwest and Soulh dur- ing the day. At the same time a fresh cold wave was predicted for parts of Minnesota, Iowa, N'ehrask-, Kansas and the Dakotas. Snow, sleet or rain were In prospect for Illinois, In- diana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio. A bright sun warmed the cotton belt after a frosty morning. Upstate New Yorkers shivered In temperatures ranging from 10 be- low In the Adlrondacks to 18 at Albany. In Kev York City the mercury' dropped to 19 above. It fell to 2.5 above In Chicago and six below in the suburban DCS then rose (o the 20's. Marks in the 'teens and twenties were registered In New England. At Wanroad, Minn., the red line In the thermometer ascended from 37 to 33 below. More than 100 per- sons were driven Into 20 below cold frame Palls, Sharpest Decline In U. S. NATION'S TRAFFIC TOLL ESTIMATED LESS THAN IN 1931 CHICAGO, Dec. national safety council tonight pre- jlcted traffic deaths in the United States this year would total if the favorable trend of the first U months continued until Jan. 1. That would be a reduction ol from the all-time hish of iDjOO re- in 1937. those of last December, statistic- lans figured, the 1938 total would approximate That would be the lowest for any year since 1933 and the neatest decline for any one year In the nation's history. Tne November total was 3.110. a drop of 17 per cent from the same _, month year. K B-.IS Ihe 13th Snou.d December fatalities tquil j consecutive month of unbroken traffic Improvement, During the first 11 months of 193S motor vehicle cosl 28.370 lives compared with 35.170 during the same period in 1937. D. D. fiennell, president of the the downturn to "a general tiehtenin? of the entire safety protram throughout the country." He added; WITH SNOW, SLEET OR RAIN- Fresh Cold To Hit North Deaths In Frigid Onslaught To 27 HAPPY MOTHER GETS BABY BACK Mrs. James Brady'of San Fransicso knows now of the greatest Joys that can come to a of getting back her baby alter she was missing nearly two days. The baby, 2- year-old Patricia, was returned by t, couple who aald they "got lost" after taking diUd on. Christmas to buy her a present.' Mrs. Brady Is shown with the baby. (AP Telemat) when fire destroj'ed three buildings Minn. in International Hamlin C Of C To Banquet Tonight Dec. of the progress recorded in road build- In? in its area the past the Hamlin chamber of commerce to- morrow night will hear Harry Hints, stale highway commission- er, as chief speaker at the annual banquet o( the organization. The event is scheduled Rt 7 p. m. in the Methodist church din- 'ing hall. Groups from Abilene. Sweetwater, Stamford, and Haskell have been invited to bring enter- tainment. The Weather ARIIT.NT. AND Arraign Ihree For Blackmail nd n rirlh'rty WF.ST ,v Ftldi" moon, TEXASi ttnnrfy NEW YORK. Doc. government todsy arraigned three accused blackmailers of the late P. Donald Coster-Muslca under a federal act, passed in the flurry of legislation following the Lindbergh kidnaping, which provides maxi- mum penalties of 20 years Impris- onment. Walter H. Craij, a disbarred lawyer and Joseph Brandino each were field in bail o' J7.5CO and Brandino's sister, Mary, In bail of S5.000. on complaints charging ex- tcrUon through threats made In In- terstate commerce across state lines. Specifically, they are accused holding over the head ol the indicted president'' of McKessor. and Robbfns, Inc., who committed suicide Dec. lo. "Those said As- sistant U. S. District Irvlny R. Kaufman it the ar- raignment, "threatened Coster over a period of years and mulcted htm ot large sums of money, the exact amount of which I am not ready to dis- close." U. S, Attorney General Brien McMshon said other arrests would bo made "We have better enforcemen of traffiii laws, better traffic en safer automobiles and highways, mere and better drivers license laws and better administra- tion of those laws, more school safety work flnd a better under- standing by the public of the tragedy and economic esday. Three community commit- were elected, two alternates, delegate to the county voting to- ay, and an alternate delegate, y precincts, the results were: Precinct t: E. D. Thomas, Tye, hairaian or community committee; Till Nesmlth, Potosi, vice chair- ian, and T. H, Monroe, Hamby. M. Brlggs, Potosi, first alternate! W. H. Blackburn, Potosi, second al- emate. S. A. Boles, PotosJ, dele- ate, Bari Hooks, Potosi, alternate. Precinct 2: D. J. Curb, Mount peasant, chairman; W. C. Per- tas, Butman, vice chairman; J. C. Crain, Trent. U N. McHee, Trent, and D. C Doan, Butman, alter- nates. D. J, Curb, delegate; Z. V. Moore, Blair, alternate. Pralnct 3: D. T. Fetree, routa one, Tye, chairman; Carl Moore, Ovalo, vice chairman; John LovEtt, Abilene, route live." B. a Plowman, EVe, and Emo Jones, Tuscoto, al- Urnates. W. E. Beard, Jones, Tuscola.'il- 2 Fliers Bail Out Of Plane WACO, Dsc. me flying to Randolph field at San An tonlo were forced to desert the plane in parachutes tonight whe the pilot became lost In murk weather, but each landed safe about IS miles south of here. Their ship's supply of jaso- lint exhausted it feet, they flew. Ignorant of their location, for about an hour and a half before dropping off Into the fog. The passenger, Prf. Cecil Wesley, telpehoned from Lorena, 13 miles south, that he had landed and shortly aft- erward th> pilot, Sjt. Georjc Holmes, also reported iiis safely. The whereabouts of the ship unknown, and the sheriffs depar ment and state police, who start a hunt, reported It might ha crashed ten mites from where Ui men leaped. Holmes reported he had starte< to Randolph field, the department ot commerce rartlo station here said, but he was advlsecl by Randolph field to turn back to Waco because the Held had been closed by bad weather. The men were flying to R.ir.dolph field from Lubbock. _. Precinct t: BilUe McCasIand, ouloh, chairman: A. B. Wade, vice chairman; R. H. Wal- er, Wingate. i. A. rates, Winters route four, and R. E Stafford, Ouiozi, alternates. A. R. Wade, deiegate; BUle McCasIand, alter- nate. The four precinct delegates will meet at the agricultural building at 10 o'clock this morning to select he county steering committee. iresent membership consists of J, iValter Hammond, Tye, chairman; J. P. Keith, caps, and B. H. Pritciard, Shep. Minister To Trial On Statutory Rape DUNCAN, OklR., Dec, [ury was chosen today in the rtls- t court trial of the Rev. Albert L. Gregg of Marlow on a charge of statutory rape of his pretty 17- year-old unpaid secretary. County Attorney J. W. Marshall told the Jurors the state would show illicit relations between Gregg and the complaining witness for about a year. He said the girl's relatives had sent her to Fresno, Calif., to break up the alleged af- fair. Gregg has maintained his in- nocence. Warships' Sailing Hour Kept Secret NEW YORK. Dec. prevent espionage or sabotage, navy yard offilcals kept secret today the sailing hour next week of seven warsh.ps bound for the navy's win- ter war games in Caribbean waters. More than men and 4.000 will talce part in the maneuvers. to take advantage of Dec. Bargain Rates on The Abi- lene Reporter-News. RATES IN ABILENE (By Carrier) SAVE OVER 1071 Momlnj Edition, with Sunday Evenlnj Edition, with Sunday BOTH PAFERS. nith Sunday BY MALI, SAVE OMK Either with Sunday (In Texru Only) The Abilene Reporter-News PHONE 7271 ;