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   San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - November 8, 1940, San Antonio, Texas                                IN THE NEWS pKLLOW members of the great F unconsidered, unheeded pub- lic, have you noticed how the maltreatment of animals in moving pictures has steadily in- creased until it has become a horror to many theater goers? Doubtless you, gentle reader, have like many others become almost afraid-to see your favor- ite westerns for fear that you would have, to look at unhappy horses tumbled headlong down steep from high else to view with an- ger teams of the helpless ani- mals forced clown slides into deep waters with heavy coaches piling up on them all supposed- ly to create thrills, for people who like brutal sensations. But the thrills are dirty and threadbare, and brutal people are scarce. Women and children and manly men do not enjoy bru- tality. .They execrate it and they despise the resourceless direct- ors and the cheap companies that depend on brutality for their trashy sensational effects. What is more, they develop resentment against the industry which permits such abuses and offenses. There is no use saying that the industry is not to blame. The industry is to blame. The Industry is always ask- ing to be allowed to censor it- self. But it does not censor itself. It did not censor itself moral- ly until the churches arose and compelled it to do so. And only by popular compul- sion will it censor itself in other directions. Westerns arc good wholesome pictures in the main. They arc enjoyed by decent healthy people who like the "Rrcat and believe in rude" justice, and who admire courage and manliness, and who LOVK ANIMALS. Why make westerns repulsive to the very people to whom they ought to appeal? Why let stupid unimaginative directors spoil a product which has so much of legitimate popu- lar appeal? Why make a wholesome pic- ture unwholesome by cruelty and coarse grained brutality? There is no excuse for the cruelty. There is nothing clever, noth- ing new In forcing horses down a precipice into a stream with a heavy coach piled on top of them, or in pitehjng a hog-tied horse head over heels down a steep hill to land at the bottom bruised and bleeding if not maimed and broken in bone, and having to be shot to put it out of its misery. What kind of intellect (if you can call it intellect) is it that thinks cruelty of this kind is a fit thrill for decent pictures and for decent people? International News Dispatches Appear Exclusively in The Light VOL. 294. Published by The Liulit PublishinE Com San Antoiilo. Texas Heavy Blows Delivered on British Shipping by Ocean Raiders. YORK. Nov. The freighter Empire Dorado NEW British radioed today that, she was "sinking slowly" about 300 miles west of Ire- land, and that there were "casual- ties aboard." Mackay radio picked up this mes- sage: "Sinking slowly. No means of getting away. All lifeboats smashed. Two rafts still alongside. Help ur- gently requested. Casualties aboard. Latitude 55.7 north, 16.50 west." BERLIN, Nov. W> surface warships operating on Brit- ain's vital North Atlantic supply lane from Canada and the United States were reported today by the high command to have "destroyed completely" a British convoy consist- ing of 8S.OOO tons of shipping. The communique did not amplify the announcement, but informed quarters said the convoy was made up of from 15 to 20 commercial ves- sels and that all the tonnage de- stroyed was commercial. The convoy was said to have been heavily guarded by British warships. 'SOS messages from two British merchant vessels three days ago in- dicated that attack took place about midway between Ireland and New- foundland. They reported one of them') was Issue Clouded on Forecast With the issue somewhat cloud- ed, Weatherman J. H. Jarboe Fri- day stopped his hob-nobbing with one J. Pluvlus just long enough to toss a warm word to a bedraggled populace. Said Jarboe, twill be a mite warmer Friday night and Satur- day, following Friday's morning low or 52 degrees. He predicted a 54- degree reading for Saturday. Moderate easterly winds, how- ever, are destined to keep San An- lonians' heads in the clouds, so to speak, with continued occasional rains. Friday's high reading was to be 58. with a high of 64 set for Sat- urday. Thursday's high was 61 de- grees. Who said "it's damp poor weath- wc're Member of the Associated Press if A Constructive Force in the Community FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1940. THIRTY-TWO PAGES. ln clty cent; on trains and elsewhere. British To Get Half U.S. Plane, Munitions Output Fail to Piercet Metaxas Line in Ionian Sector. ATHENS. Nov. 8.- art forces were reported today to have been thrown back by Greece's de-l fenders, both In the center sector of the mountainous border front and on the northeastern wing, where the Greeks have been in Albania since the start of the war 12 days ago. The center sector is where a large number of Italians were reported trapped some days ago. According to dispatches from the front, the Ian remnants are being encircled; now. Earlier the high command an-i nounced all attacks on the Greek I indsor to Visit VCM York for Ball JEW YORK, Nov. y News says the duke and less of Windsor are expected to n New York sometime between nksglvlng and Christmas, he royal couple, says the paper, e consented to make personal i left wing, along the main defenses! earances at a charity ball to be of the Metaxas line, near the Ionian! n for the British war relief'so- shore, had been thrown back. ac y and the allied relief fund, ate for the ball will not be set 1 the duke, now governor-gen- of the Bahmas, cables the ox- idate of his arrival on a visi The Italians had brought the full! force of their'mechanized forces into! that is expected to last about twi weeks. U. S. Engineer Hele by Japs in Tokyo SHANGHAI. Nov. matlon received here Irom Tokyo today snld the Tokyo police hac arrested and were holding incom- What kind of dub' directorial brains (if you can call them brains) are they that can think of nothing else but this worn- put sensation, which was offens- ive to begin with because of its brutality, and is doubly offens- ive now because of its antiquity and stupidity? This maltreatment of animals, moreover, is not only an offense against the decencies and pro- prieties, not only an affront to the sensibilities and a blight upon an otherwise worthy class of pictures, but it is a violation of the law. Why does the law not ope- rate? For several of them naturally enough discredit- able. First, because the state of California has been negligent or indifferent. It has enacted a 597 of the penal makes it a misdemeanor mali- ciously to maim, or wound, or torture, or torment, or beat, or mutilate an animal, but it does not appropriate money for the enforcement of this law. It does in the case of other laws but not in the case of the statute to prevent cruelty to animals. Whether that omission is due to criminal indifference or to political connivance in commer- cial cruelty is not known. However, the fact remains that animals must he and infractions of the law de- tected, and the laws enforced not by the state but by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is sustained by private subscription. This society is organized un- der section (i07 of the civil code which permits five or more per- sons to form a corporation to enforce Inws covering the pre- vention of cruelty to ANIMALS or C ION. tinder tliis liiw (hew. are local Immnnn societies privately sup- portrrt which ninhr some rffor s OmiiHn-occupleC Imilory. .._...i_.._l At. the air ministry nrws RADIO Landon. The German radio declared was said to have been a following conclusions could of Japan for two years in aeronautical research "The attack of the German directions of the Japanese was made with striking because from the other ships sunk not even SOS signals were Checks by American radio fin n false feeling of security, Texas Hikprl leaders of the convoy had not oned with dangers from attacks Nov. Novem- this part of the Atlantic old age pension checks averaged "Their confidence In the scope the state department of pub- British naval protection thus welfare reported today, an in- been sorely of 21 cents over the October The broadcast said the success had "caused number of checks sent out in British admiralty increased from in Octo- On November 5, the to checks this montli. British liner Rangitiki radioed total amount paid out this she was being shelled by a was in comparison vessel of the Graf Spec class last month's half way between Ireland and tj. _______ foundland and a little later the British freighter Cornish City, 4952 and Order sent a similar message. SAILED FROM Coincide (Tfte Rangitiki and Oornish N. C, Nov. R. had Wled for Britain from an Yancey, a member of Wake Canaahn draft board No. 1, figured German foreign office that this was one for the seemed rtorjoycd at Irish Minister Dt Valera's Robert Hoke, 21, had se- against of number 2618 and after the sea and air in Ireland had thrown out all inapplicable national numbers his order (Continued on 4, Col. was 2618. In 1 ton tli SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. there was a possibility of a One suspect was questioned, patient of Dr. Rebhorn quickly dismissed, in an have planted the explosive. tion today of the bomb deaths is a surgeon for a large the son and daughter of company and often has given public health on compensation claims. The explosion last night said he had "no known immediate death to William horn, 19-year-old University the request, of Lackawanna Scranton 'student, and his authorities, bomb experts Lois, New York, Philadelphia and Both were mangled as one Jersey reached Scranton this them touched the door handle to help in the inquiry. the family car in front of the Rebhorn and his sister horn started to a store to buy a card for a relative. County Detective Joseph P. explosion was heard a mile er said the bomb apparently had been wired to explode as the It broke windows in many surrounding homes. mobile door was Rebhorn, -rushing out, Dr. E.. H. Rebhorn, the over the girl's body on father, contrary to his usual sidewalk. In the middle of the tom, had left the automobile lay the boy's mangled form. home and walked to the entire left side of the auto- Rafter and other authorities was blown away. R. A. F. Hits At Krupp LONDON. Nov. a power station, nnval workshops, bombers sa'uck a heavy blow at nr.ar a dry-dock, shipbuild- great German Knipp ways and railway approaches. works at Essen during the of bombs started fires which were still visible fo- half an hour and inflicted "severe the bombers had started home, The nir Ministry also reported news service said. day a concentrated attack wns powerful ground defenses, on the German submarine base concentrations of searchlights Interceptirvi attempts by Mes- Other tni Rnls of the R. A. F. pui.sult ships, the news ers were listec. ns oil tanks at said, the British raiding logne; blast furnaces at returne without casualties. and Obcrhniisen; docks on nf th British coastal- munri-Ems cai.nl; the inlnnd also bombed nir fields at of shipping in md Lnnninn, firing build- "inrbor, nirl airdromes In Germany fllvl nr'riliHn.Arrlmlurt at Auhovlllc nnd dropping px- the battle to crack the line near the coast in a drive toward loa'nnina GREEKS HOLD. Artillery blasted along the entire i front with troop fighting on a fair- ly heavy scale, it was said. Greek i field artillery and anti-tank guns: were active In the protection of the coastal route to loannina. Neutral military experts said the Greek positions now are as good as or better than they were on the first day of the Italian offensive. They said the Greek advance into Albania on the Macedonian front more than offset their withdrawal 100 miles to the southwest in the Eplrus region. Everywhere, according to these ob- servers, the Greeks apparently are operating in accordance with well- laid plans and with no break in their communications or supply organiza- tion. The coastal thrust toward loan- nina was the greatest threat to the Greeks. BRITISH CAUTIOUS The high command said all at- tacks in this sector, where the Greeks previously had acknowl- edged making "a slight had been repulsed. A government spokesman de- clared: "Trie situation is thoroughly satisfactory." On their extreme right flank the Greeks were clinging to their moun- tain positions dominating the Itali- an base of Koritza, 10 miles inside Albania. Reports from Cairo said the Brit- sh Middle East command was giv- ng valuable air and naval aid to ireece, but was moving cautiously jecause of the necessity of keeping ts forces ready to meet a threat- ened Italian drive toward the Suez. ITALY FAILURE CITED. (Greek reserve officers and non- commissioned officers living in Igypt received orders to report to their consulates to form the nucleus of a Greek division to be recruited 'rom the large Greek colony there.) Italian warplanes continued their attacks on objectives behind the Greek front lines, bombing Corfu and a number of towns in the in- irior. (In Istanbul, the Turkish radio asserted "the Italian failure" in Greece might open the way to axis action in Yugoslavia.) Citrus Week for Texas Proclaimed AUSTIN, Nov. of .he importance of the industry to Texas, Governor W. Lee O'Daniel to- day proclaimed Citrus week, Janu- ary 17 to 25, and urged citizens to create a great home market for the 'ruit. Weather Forecast San Anfonio and vicinity: Cloudy with occasional rains and slightly warmer Friday night. Saturday, Joudy and somewhat warmer. Mod- :rate easterly winds. Airport temperatures: HiRh Fri- day about 58; low Saturday morn- ng about 54; high Saturday about 4; high Thursday 61; low Friday norning 52. pity temperatures: High Thurs- day 60; low Friday morning 51. Temperatures a year ago Friday: High 83; low 58. East Texas (enst one-hundredth Cloudy with occasional ains; slightly warmer over the west wrtion Friday night. loudy, occasional rains Satu.'dav over the nst portion; somewhat warmer over lie east and south portions except he lower Rio Grande valley; colder vet the extreme northwest portion On his return to Washington, after the -election, President Roosevelt was greeted by his running mate, Vice Pres- ident-elect Henry Wallace. This shows them en route to the plaza whore the president spoke. Souni1 "hoto- S. A. To Get CAA Control Center Possibilities that San Antonio may become a transcontinental air- line stop, as possibly even a port of entry for lines to Mexico and South America was seen Friday by Mayor Maury Maverick in the an- nouncement that a traffic control center is to be established here by the Civil Aeronautics authority. The nearest traffic control cen- ter of the CAA at present is at Fort Worth, where Capt. H. D. Copeland, supervisor of traffic con- trol for the CAA's Tenth Region is stationed. The announcement of the new center to be placed here was made through Captain Copeland by the CAA. John Cape, city airport manager, expressed a view that growth of the control center here might event- ually bring about the transfer of Copeland and his regional head- quarters to San Antonio. IMPORTANT' The announcement was heralded by William Steinhardt, chairman of the city aviation commission, Cape, and the mayor, the latter terming it "the most important thing that had happened to San Antonio in the last 20 years." Information that this city is to be designated an airway traffic con- trol center was borne out in the November issue of the CAA bulletin, which indicated a crew of 25 to 50 CAA employes will be stationed at the Stinson municipal airport to ex- ercise traffic control over all air- ways in South and Southwest Texas. The area to be governed by the San Antonio traffic control center will extend from Houston to Waco to El Paso arid along the Rio Grande to Brownsville. It was announced the city will 'enovate the present air mail hangar at Stinson Held for use by the CAA crew, making available to them some 1500 to 1800 feet of floor space. 24-HOUR SERVICE. The control center is to maintain 24-hour service and constant con- tact with every airplane flying out- side the restricted government areas in South and Southwest Texas. All such planes will be required to maintain Irequent communica- tion with the control center, which will be empowered to order altitude, course and other changes on the part of the ships. Cape said the CAA already has begun work on setting up of the .necessary communications system at. Stlnson. He said the center would be ready to begin operations by January or February. At present, he pointed out. the areas to be covered by the new cen- ter have been subject to only a semi-control by the CAA. City officials said- the proposed new municipal airport will contain space In its administration building to accommodate the CAA control center. Cape said the city'had been try- ing for a long time to obtain the center, places San Antonio In a class with Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and all the large air centers in the country. Cape and Steinhardt- pointed out it would enable the city to obtain many additional airline services, some of which are now being sought by the chamber of commerce. They also slated that San An- tonio now may be made a stop on one or more transcontinental air- lines, an impossibility without the traffic, control center. Somebody Else Had Part of Ours WASHINGTON, Nov. American wallets bulged out with an average of per person in coin and currency on October 31, the treasury calculated today. This was more than a month ago, and was the highest per capita circulation-figure In his- tory, except for a few days during the 1933 banking holiday. Moderate outheast to fresh winds on northeast the coast. to on Hi': T.aiin1nn field German pups taking off, the on Page 2, Col, 1) I service reported, the R. A. F.'struck news West Texas (west one-hundredth Mostly cloudy with rain Friday night and Saturday and witb litlle change in temperature. (U. S. Wcalhfr Bureau Data on Page 2.) WASHINGTON, Nov. bill to amend the Johnson and neutrality acts to permit individual orporations as well as government agencies to make loans and credits o foreign nations, for the purchase of agricultural commodities was in- roduced in the senate today by Senator King The neutrality act prevents fed- eral and individual loans to bellig- erent nations. The act sponsored by Senator Johnson (R.-Calif.) also prevents the government from mak- ing loans to nations in default of World war debt obligations. Several weeks ago King intro- duced a bill which would nmcnd those acts to authorize this country to ninkc loans to Great Britain, and at. tlir fame limp Acquire British 5 ASH RIO DE JANEIRO. Nov. An airliner with 15 persons aboard collided today with a military plane and both fell into Botafogo bay off Rio de Janeiro. 2 Officers Jump as Planes Collide CAMP SKEEL, Mich., Nov. to .their parachutes when their pursuit planes locked wings In mid-air, two army avia- tors escaped death today. The men who floated safely to earth were First Lieut. Melvin F. McNickel and Second Lieut. George W. Prentice. Both are attached to the Thirty-ninth Pursuit squadron. Selfridge field, Mich. The planes fell into a woods west of nearby Mickado. Opinion Asked on Vote Machine Buy District Attorney- John Shook was asked by the Commissioners' court Friday for an opinion on whether or not the county has to readvertise for bids on the pur- chase of voting machines. A bond issue approving the pur- chase of the machines was passed in the general election Tuesday. The machines which have been used by the county in the past are owned by the Automatic Voting Machine company of New York. S. A. Man Injured in Gravel Cave-In In serious condition at Robert B. Green hospital Friday with e, crushed right thigh and leg and possible internal Injuries was Sam Johnson, 48, 101 Comita street, in- jured in a gravel pit cave-in. Fellow workers extricated John- son late Thursday after the acci- dent at the Mission gravel pit, four miles south of thec ity on High- way 66. Roosevelt Off On Vote Guess WASHINGTON, Nov. Wl President Roosevelt disclosed today he had again been way off in his guess on the election's outcome. He told his press conference he had forecast 340 electoral votes for himself. The way the returns stood today, he had won 449 and Wendell Li. Willkie, 82. The 340 forecast was exactly the same he had made on August 2 be- fore the 1936 election. That year he won 523 electoral votes to Alf M. Lnndon's 8. He said lie had not made a fore- cast on tho housf of representatives, pow-wsions In the Pacific, for naval but added he never was worried and nir bases, (about that as some other people. On the basis of his 340-vote fore- cast, Roosevelt laughed and asserted ho had lost several pool wagers at Hyde Park on how various sections of the country would go. Asked what states had surprised him, the president replied about 110 votes worth. He did not identify the states. Told by a reporter that Latin- American countries had interpreted his re-election as strengthening the good neighbor policy, he replied that wns nice and, he thought, was prob- ably correct. In response to questions, Roosevelt said he had not heard from Hitler or Mussolini on thn election. Warplanes io Placed; Priority Yet Undecided. Be WASHINGTON, Nov. The priorities board announced to- day the British purchasing com- mission would be permitted to ne- gotiate orders with the American aviation Industry for an additional 12.000 planes. The action was announced short- ly after President Roosevelt told his press conference he had estab- lished a rule of thumb policy whereby Britain and Canada would be supplied 50 per cent of Amer- ican defense items now coming oft factory lines, including large bomb- ers and other things needed, both here and abroad. The planes, the board said, will be built in existing plants and in other facilities now developing. Great Britain already has orders in effect in this country for 000 planes, President Roosevelt said in his Boston campaign address last week. At the same time, he announced Britain had asked per- mission to order additional. He said then that he had asked the defense commission's priorities board to give -most sympathetlo consideration" to the request. AVOID INTERFERENCE. The board said today it was In- tended, under plans now being de- vised, to gear construction of tho British planes to American pro- duction tn such a way as to pre- vent interference with American defense requirements. "The question of delivery priori- ties is being the board said in a brief, formal statement. "They will be fixed at appropriate times as production progresses." There was no announcemnt when the ships might be ready for de- livery. At his first press conference sines he was elected to a third term, Roosevelt also reported American and Mexican army officers have carried on conversations regarding joint defense similar to those with other Latin-American countries. The chief executive said hereto- fore, in regard to defense items needed by both the United States and Great Britain, this country was selling to Britain about 45 per cent of our new production and retain-. ing about 55 per cent here. SOME EXCEPTIONS. Making plain there would be some exceptions to his rule of thumb policy, the president said, generally speaking, Britain would get half of, needed munitions and other arma- ments and this would apply to large bombing planes now coming off the line. For a while, he said, the United States might need more than 50 per cent of some items and less in others. The president said the (juestton about division of important defense items with Britain and Canada came up about three or four weeks ago. He said he laid down his Tula of thumb policy then, but empha- sized there would be exceptions. Explaining what the defense com- mission's priorities board was doing at this time, Roosevelt said it was not considering orders on completed articles such as an airplane, but only taking up priorities- for com- ponent parts of articles of which, there might be shortages. FACILITIES EXAMINED. He said the board was looking into manufacturing facilities, labor and the assembly phase and also figuring on possible shortages of raw materials. The steel situation wns considered yesterday, he added, and the con- clusion was reached that there would be no ingot shortage this winter, because sufficient ore was on hand. He said, however, there might bs a shortage of manufacturing facili- ties for some steel processing after the ingots had been melted down. In other words, the president said the priorities board was checking on all primal bottlenecks. In response to questions, he snld, the industrial facilities at Buffalo were coming along well, and that experiments with establishing u steel industry on the West coast also were going nhrad. ______> TURKEYS STOLEN, Theft of from ft WIN son county wns reported to Snn Antonio HPllcc Friday. v'   

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