Abilene Reporter News, December 31, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

December 31, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' OWM VOL LVIII, NO. 213. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, PAGES, AS POSSIBLY DOMINANT FIGURE OF NEW PRICE FIVE CENTS. Garner Moves To Swing New Deal To Right THEY DO IN FUN Authorities thought the TJ. S. mint at San Franctscd couldn't be broken they changed their mind after lhe.sc boy.s slipped in through a window. The boys are Paul Francis (right) and William Gallagher, both 15, shown In the juvenile detention home. Their home Is a San Rafael, Calif., orphanage and they said their stunt was ''all in fun." (AP Woman Burned Saving Children COOPER, Dec. cians abandoned hope for the life of Mrs. Eifle Watklru, 38, who was burned In a Christmas tree fire alter helping her maid drop her two children to safety from the second story of their home here today. The children, Margaret Jane, and fllary Jim, 11, irere 111 In bed. The maid, Bessie Nelson, dragged a powder-dry Christ- mas tree p.ist an open gas stove and it flared into flame. She pulled the burning tree down the steps and out of the house, selling fire to Uie stairway. The maid autl Mrs. Walkins then dropped the children from a win- dow into the arms of Eiwyn Burns and Grady Poster, neighbors. The maid Jumped safely from a win- dow, but Mrs. Walking fled down the blazing stairs, Physicians said she received third-degree burns over 85 per cent of her body, and said they had no hopes for her recovery. Mrs. Watklns is (he wife ot J. R. Walkins, president ol the Delta National bank of Cooper, ifarsaret Jane was sick with pneumonia and Mary Jim with measles. The younger child was slightly burned about the amis and head, but the other was not in- jured. The house was badly damaged. Hijack Fear In earance Disappearance December 21 in San Antonio of James Phillips, Abl- 7rne truck operator, remains a puzzling mystery lo his parents, Mr. 2nd Mrs. R. R. Phillips, 933 Pine street, and to his wife, who lives at 925 Pine. Reports laic yesterday were thai Fhlllips was being held in Houslon but an Assoclaled Press report lo the Rcporltr- failed fo .confirm this. Phillips left his home here three weeks ago Friday. His abandoned truck was found in San Antonio December 21 and since Ihen Phil- lips has been unheard from. Hb hat was found in the truck. Phillips' mother Believes her son was hijacked and robbed and since has been held captive. She saj-s her son ahd consider- ably money wilh him at Ihe iimt of his disappearance. At least, lie usually carried from 530 lo 5200 or 5300, she said. "James never drinks and there was no reason for his disappear- ing. We believe he hi; been doped and is being held prisoner." Mrs Phillips said. The youth's father Is now in San Antonio, renewing'a search begun last week. An elder brother left last night and will Join the father In a determined hunt for the miss- ing man. Call Bids On Area Highway Projects AUSTIN, D2C. 'irst contract letting of the new proposed for Jan. 21 and aggre- gating an csllmated was announced by the higho-ay de- partment today. Engineers said bids would be call- ed provided all right of way has been secured. Secondary projects Included: Jones, feeder road. grad.ng. drainage from Fisher counly line to Hamlin. McCulloch, feeder road, grading, drainage and select mate- rial from Brady southwest 55 miles to near Davis school. Com- anche, feeder road, SaWne creek bridge near DcLeon. REA Grants Rotan Cooperative Funds WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. fhe Rural Electrification admlnls- Irailon announced today allotments totaling 48.037.500 for S2 precln-.t In K stales. MirtHTSt Electric Cooperative as- lomllon, Rotan, Tex.: COO for 155 miles to serve 355, 37 Workers Fired AUSTIN, Dec. of 37 state railroad commission employes, effective Sunday, was announced today by Commissioner ton A. Smtlh and Commissioner- Eect Jerry Sadler. Sadler and Smith replaced 15 of the employes and abolished Jobs held by Ihe other 22 in an economy campaign which Sadler said would continue. Most .of today's discharges were In the oil and gas division but some were In the Austin office of other -divisions. The four-man Marshall otiice of Ihe oil and gas division was abandoned, with the reoords lo be transferred to the Kilgore office. Eighteen Austin jobs were abolished. There were four personnel chang- es each in the Dallas and Abilene districts of tne oil and gas division, three in the Palestine district, two In the Wichita Falls district and one In (he Midland office. Sadler announced that Lois Broa-nlng of Tyler would be his secretary after he lakes office Sunday. Mrs. Wilma O'Neal has been secretary lo out- going Commissioner c. V. Terrell. Four Lose Jobs Here; Two Hired Affecled hrre by the wholesale shakeup In railroad commission employes yesterday were Luther Belew. district ilcpuly supervisor; Vernon Thomas, a-sislant deputy supervisor; Opal ttllingham; and ike J. Klilough, v.w had charge of the office at Eastland Sim O'Neal of LubbocX- is to re- Belew. and R. L. Weslbrook of Crtlnesville Is -to take Thomas' JOBS, Tf. 3. Col. 7 Urges Spending Curb And Local Control In Relief Wallace, Hopkins Rayburn Trek To His Capital Suite WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (AP) Vice President John Nance Gamer, stepping out today as a leading if not dom- inant figure of the coming- congress, started what looked like a high-powered drive to swing the new deal to the right. BARKLEV DESERTED Four days before the opening of Ihe session, his spacious suite in the senate office building was the center of all congressional activity, the scent1 of conferences dealing with (he moment's lively subjects of legislation. And the word went round that "Cactus Jack" was urging', among other things, that brakes be applltd to government expenditures and (hat local communities be given more control over spending of re- lief funds. Just around Ihe corner from Garner's (he office of Senator Barkley the democratic leader, was barren of callers. Barkfcy worked at a revision of the state's dem- ocratic committee assignment, irjlng to evolve a list that would suit conflicting ambitions of alienators of his party, A democratic caucus was called for tomorrow to give approval to Barkley's selections and to him again as democratic name floor leader. His only possible opponent. Senator Harrison with- drew today In the Interest of party harmony. But It was Gamer's office that newsmen watched, and they saw the unusual spectacle of two mem- bers of the cabinet, the mayor of New York and tlie leader oj the majority In the house calling on a man whose office, by all the tradi-j tlons of American politics, is" one of futile gavel rapping THESE CALL Garner, in whose behalf an In- fluential Texas group recently started a presidential boom, was in high good spirits. As he received the following callers: Secretary Wallace, whose crop control bill of last year has had rough due to the year's unusual yields of wheat and corn and the refusal of tobacco and rice farmers to accept marketing quotas proposed by his department. Secretary Hopkins, just appoint- ed to the head office of the com- merce department, after taking a critical bombardment as head of the Works Progress administra- tion. (Work relief is n foremost congressional topic, and in cddi- Hopkins' nominatfon must be passed on by the senate. Mayor Korsllo LaGuara.a of New York, to see that his city gets substantial recognition when relief funds are apportioned. And Representative' Raybum (D- the democratic leader in the house. "H said one veteran observer of congressional af- as though Jack's the man (o see thts year." Meanwhile, there were discussions of legislative possibilities else- where, principally Taxes. "I don't think there will be a general tax revision bill thts See GARNER, pj. 3, Col 1 The Weather cloudy 6atnrdiy and K.VST TEXAS: Mostly (fnat; trVr coast Salurddr on the S Sunday. Gfntlt to morale nc imilrrly wind) on Itir mist. WKST TKXAS: Fair, with TKMriiBATtKKs" s p. m. jtMrrdaj-, and same satirlM; WITH MORE IMAGINATION, MAN-LIKE 'CHIMP' COULD TALK RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 30- If the chimpanzee, the nearest living relative of man among the apes, had a little bit more Imagination it would develop human speech. Dr. Robert H. M. Yerkes of Yale university told the Ameri- can Association lor the Ad- vancement of Science today that chimpanzees In his labora- tory simulate young children in their activities. They communicate with each other by various positions In standing and sitting, by ges- tures and sounds and are well underrtood by each other, as shown by their cooperation in activities requiring more than one Individual. If two of Ihesi ape-children, one well-fed and the other one very hungry, are put into the same cage the hungry one can always get the help of the other to help pull a box of food to the case, thus simulating human behavior, Dr. YerXes declared. The chimpanzees are also like human beings Jn the way they take care of their children, he added. Young "chimps" are cared for solicitously by their mothers for the first few years of their lives. And, like human youngsters, they leam from each other is much or more than they learn from their parents, When one small chimpanzee in the colony learned how to steal a banana the rest of about the same age learned the trick within a few days. FOR PARITY WITH BRITAIN- Germany To Build Subs PRETTY WITNESS Noel Carter, pretty actress and entertainer, smiles as she arrives to testify, before a New York federal grand jury, jurors heard testimony about a party which W. P. Maloney, as- sistant U. S. attorney, said William P. Buckner gave, for congressmen. (AP Give Livestock Arena To City Building Firm Chairman Fixes Value At The livestock arena and auction building at the Flair Park, a struc- ture made possible through the gift of by Sears, Roebuck Co.. early ihls year was formerly pre- sented to the city of Abilene Friday afternoon. Tiie presentation was made by W. J. yulwiler, who served as chairman of the building company, and C. A. McOaughey, local manager for Sears. Fulwiier presented a full finan- cial statement on the project, un which the National Youth adminis- tration furnished unskilled labor. The project was cil7 sponsored, but the Scars gift to Abilene provided all funis needed, 'When more skilled labor than was anticipated had to be provided. Sears provided an additional Tne building Is yet lo be wired, but McGaughey said that Sears would provide all materials. The city elec- trician, with a helper for the job will do the work. Fulwiier pointed out that practi- cally all materials had been pur- chased below the markc-l price, giv- ing the slruclurc a value of or more. A motion authorizing Mayor Will W. Hair to draw up a resolution of appreciation to Sears, Roebuck and Co.. McOaughey. Fulwiier and olher members of the building committee n-as unanimously passed by the commission. "I think you did a wonderful and Mayor Hair told McOaughey Escape Clause In Pact Invoked Britishers Fear U-Boat Threat At Merchant Ships BERLIN, Deo. Germany informed Great Brit- ain today that she intended to build up to parity with the British fleet in submarines, the dreaded German world war weapon which was com- pletely banned by the treaty of Versailles. When Germany signed a naval treaty with Bri'ain in 1935 she agreed to limit her shiny new u-boat has sprung from no- where in the last three 45 per cent of Britain's submarine ton- nage. The pact Britain, however, recognized Germany's right to par- ity, and there was an escape clause which permitted the relch lo build beyond the 45 per cent '.'in the event of a situation arising which in its (the German government's) opinion makes it necessary." Today's announcement means Germany Intend] to more Jhan double her present submarine. tonnage of about Ions, In construction or complete, since Britain's is about (London political observers felt Germany's demand was a hard Joit to Prime Minister Chamberlain's appeasement policy.) (British naval circles feared Ger- many was building a vast fleet of ingenious "minnow" submarines in preparation for a possible war or destruction against merchant ship- pbiB) The British and German admiral- ties are discussing the matter In the light of naval treaties existing between Berlin and London. Parity with Britain In submir- iines presumably would nob alter the limitation of Germany's total naval tonnage to 35 per cent of as specified by the 1935 pact. Germany epparently desires also to build more 10.000-ion cruisers. She Is limited in this class to three by a supplementary 1937 treaty with Kngland, provided, though, lhat soviet Russia builds no more than five. This matter has been raised by the Germans, although just what they want is not clear. Business As Usual Scheduled Monday Abilene stores will be open for business as usual Monday, said Ed- die secretary of the Re- tail Merchants association, yester- day, correcting an Impression that had gained some headway. "There had been some agitation for a Cockerell reported, "but the majority were against it." Abilene merchants traditionally observe four holidays, and these do not Include New Year's. The list is composed of July Armistice day. Thanksgiving day, and Christmas. Giles Takes Oath AUSTIN. Dec 30. Wi In a hospital bed where he is convalesc- ing from a pneumonia attack, Land Commissioner-Elect Baicom Giles today took the oath of office. His term begins Sunday. Newspaper Notes Parallels In Text- COUGHLIN'S 'DEFENSE OF NAZIS'BORROWED FROM GOEBBELS? NEW YORK, Dec. New York Post says today that the Charles E. of De- troit published, on Dec. 5. a "Da- fense cf Nazitsm in his weekly Justice- which had ex- cerpts "closely parallel" to a speech delivered some three year; ago by Paul Joseph Ooebbcls, Ger- man minister ot propaganda. "Excerpts from the Conshllr, Uie paper adds, "and the Goebbols .-.psech are so closely parallel that the only conclusion !o be drawn is lhat Father Co-jghlln borrowed, heavily from. Gocbbcls' speech: April 30. 1919 In the courtyard of the Luitpo'.d gym- nasium in Munich, ten hostages among th'.m one woman, were shot through the backs, their bodies rendered unrecosnlzabie and taken away. This act was done at the order of the corn-nuntst terrorist Agclhofer, and under the responsi- bility of the Jewish soviet co-i- mksars. Levlcn, Uvine-liissen and Asilrod." April 30, 1919, in the courtyard of the Lull- pold iTmnaslum In Munich, (en hostjiffs, imrmjr them one woman, irrre murdered. This arl was perpetrated by the di- rect order of the communist terrorist Ajelhofer, and under the responsibility of the Jewish soviet commissars, I.tvien, Lc- vlne-Niswn and Aielrod." x x Almost withou' exception, the inlelJeclual leaders without exception, the Inltl- Icclull not Iht foot and hand Marxist athrlsm In Germany were Jews x x not jood Jews but bid Jews; not Jews who opposed communism but Jews who sup- ported if The paper continued wi.th other statements, which It described as 01 iiarxisi In f.ermaiiy excerpls from GoebbeU' speech- were Jews among them being Erich I delivered on Sept. 13. 1935, as Wfinert. Felix Abraham, Lenz and o'J-.ers x xix Almost lished In Munich in the "official Iran Breaks With France-All Because Words For Cat And Shah Sound Alike The shah feels he was insulted by a headline in a Paris newspaper of Nov. 3 in connection with an annual cat show, and M cver a 0( pictures of the show. The headline recolfc en son (his majesty the cat receives In his drawing and the picture caption "quand le chat est rot (when the cat is v q said in a call at the Tor- Rescuers Save 7 From Drowning from drowning i lee. 30-WJ-Qutek work by rescuers saved seven persons in two automobile accidents that claimed two lives near -eut Alvin Granger, middk-agerf Orange truck driver, Bulled live persons to safely from a submersed coupe late lait aLfht alter smashing the in the door of rMchfaTjtthl 5, feet. -Ihnw ht MTM) Bere Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Slorom, MM. Slocum's children', Louis Hanson, 5, and Harrr HanjoiTv and O. W. all of Bafon Ronje, La. All but were seriously injured. Killed outright In this accident was 85, of Dayton, Holiday Mishap Claims Second SWEETWATER, Dec. 30 -R. C. Binnion died in a Sweet- water hospital tonight of injuries suffered in a head-on automobile collision near here Christmas morn- Ing in which his wife was killed. Funeral arrangements were an- nounced tonight. The body is at the Yates Funeral home. The fatal accident occurred at 1 o'clock Christmas morning east of Sweetwater near the Junction of the Bankhead highway and the lake Sweetwater road. The Blnnlons had Just left their Sweetwater home en route to Fort Worth to spend Christmas day with relatives. Buford Bryan, Roscoe, driver of the other car, was uninjured. The Blnnlons had lived In Sweetwater four years. Their four children, Bobbie, 11, Mary Ann, 9, Billle, 6. and Jimmle, 4, survive. Billie was uninjured in the mishap, while the others received minor hurts. Mrs. Binnion, who was killed instantly In the wreck, was buried in Port Worth Monday. Tex. -Miss was drowned. Arthur was fishing from a boat nearby, Henry SUnfield, Tony Marziento, E. Pullev and S. qulnn Simar Orange were the rescuerj. The firsl three forced their way into thef lutomobtle and carried the victims' Justice's Wife Pleads Guilty lo Smuggling Penalty To. Be Imposed After Chaperau Trial NEW YORK, Dec. (AP) wife of state supreme court Justice Edgar J, Laner pleaded guilty to smuggling late today and faced a maxi- mum penalty of eight years in prison and fine, HANGES PLEA Leaning or. the arm of a nurse, vtrs. Elma M. Lauer whispered to Federal Judge John C. Knox that she wished to change her plea from nnocent to guilty. By her plea the woman, considered one ot the best dressed in New York, admitted conspiring with Albert N. Chap- erau, ex-convict., tarsmuggle Pari- sian finery valued at 11.833 Into this country, Assistant U. 8. Attorney Jos- eph Delaney said Mrs. Lauer bought articles In Paris and gave them to Chaperau to bring [n doty free. The attorney said Chaperau falsely represented himself as an official of the Ntcaraguan govern- ment, gaining diplomatic Immunity from the usual baggage inspection. FREED ON BAIL Mrs. tauer was freed In ball and will not be sentenced until a tier the Chaperau trial. Federal agents raided her Park avenue apartment Oct. 27 and left with four large valises rated with clothing allegedly smuggled to her by Chaperau. At that time Justice Lauer decid- ed the raid, saying, "The" troubjji appears to'have been-caused by an exaggerated and distorted story" told by a discharged German maid. Otecrte Boras, of the corned? (earn of Buna and Allec, plead' ed KQiHy Dee. J2 to purchasing smuggled goods from Delaoey said many radio and movie stars had purchased gopdJ from Chaperau, some innocently. Sis policy, has been to question buyers and, if they offered factory explanations, to re'.easi ihem. To Make Talk Tonight BERHW, propaganda Dec. 30 -VFh- ministry said tontghS to the surface. The others pulled them to the bridge deck by a rope. Mrs. George Brown and a son were those rescued. Both were Injured, and suffering from exposure. The group was returning to-thelr home in Dayton from a trio to Mllry, Ala. Mayor W. E. Lea of Orange said he would seek a Carnegie medal for Granger. Slocum was taking Loving to Lufkln, where living's daughter was reported. to have been seriously Injured in an auto- mobile accident. Loyalists Attack Against Offensive HENDAYE, France (At The Span- ish Dec. government troops launched a counter-attack near Lerlda against the center of insurgent lines today In an effort to split two wings of the offensive Generalissimo Fran- cisco Franco In aiming at Barcel- ona, government capital. Insurgent reports reaching toe border, however, said the advance of both Franco's northern column against Artesa and the southern column beyond Gransdella was in- creasing In Intensity. Ickes Slates New Attack On Die; WASHINGTON. Dec. Secretary Ickes announced today he would make a speech 6 en- tilled 'Playing With Leaded Dies." It will be another attack on R-- presentatlve Dies cnalr- man ol the house committee on un- Americanism. Dies has charged IcSes with furthering radical acti- vities, and ickes hi.-, accused the congressman of conducting a Wised inquiry. Reorganization Of Jap Cabinet Looms TOKYO, Dec. third major reorganization of the 18- monlhs-old cabinet of Premier Prince Fumtmaro Konoye loomed tonight as a split developed over the internal application of wartime policies. The premier himself and Home Minister Admiral Nobumasa Suyet- sugu, an outspoken advocate of fascism, were reported to be leaders of contending factions In die min- istry. Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels had recovered sufficiently. from his recent illness' to make K New Year's addresj kmorrow nighb. DNB (German official agency) announced Dec. 13 Quit oebbels had fallen ill with grippe. Little haj beea the usually active inin.-- Ister sfiice then. Abilenian Is Uncle Of UT President Basis Tislt of Dr. Homer Price Ralney, new university of Texas president, to! Abilene In the future was found last night. J. E. Price, principal of the Americanization school is a blood uncle of Dr. Rainey. "Why, yes, we know Dr. Mrs. Price said last night. "He stayed, with us for three years when he was about U years old. Afterward we were next door neighbors to them for years when, we lived In EUas- vtlle." Dr. Ralney's mother Is a sis- ter ot Price, After his graduation at the tmiversity of Texas, Dr.' Rainey came back to Eliasville and lived for several years. The Prices lived about seven miles from them then. Editor Retires report or party Irora an active news.aper CougWln article, j which began 66 years ago. CHICAGO, P. Boughan, veteran market editor of the Associated Press, retired today career THIS IS FINAL! Office Open Until Midnight Tonight Don't let this last minute opportunity pass TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. YOUR CHECK TODAY In order to take advantage of the BARGAIN RATE your check MTJST BE In our office or IN THE MAIL before midnight tonight (Deceia- NOTE TO CITY SUB3CRIBESS IN ABILENE: Phone 7271 and we will send for your check. It you hive already paid for the Morning OR Evening eiitlon, It only costs a very little more to buy the other paper alu one year. For Instance, if you have paid J7.S5 for the Evening paper by carrier in Abilene, it will cost you only more to buy the morning edition also for one year. PHONE T271 AND ORDER BOTH PAPERS FOR NEyT YEAR. BARGAIN RATE BY CARRIER IN ABILENE: MORNING EDITION. Including Sundays, or.e year by carrier IN ABILENE (Regular rate lie per EVENING EDITION, including Sundays, one year by- carrier IN ABILENE (Regular rate 17c per week) PAPERS) Morning and Evening Including Sundays, or.e year by carrier IN ABILENE iRegular rate J7c per w-Mi) WEST TEXAS MAIL RATE MAIL SUBSCRIBERS SAVE OVER TODAY Ether paper, INCLUDING SUNDAYS, one year b.v mail In West Texas tRefular rate per year) ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS ;