Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Industrialists Bid For Labor, Government Peace
NEW YORK, Dec. 3.— (ZP)—A poll | zation representing American tn-of American industrial leaders I dustry, has its annual convention shouts an overwhelming majority here next week, and the canvass
wishes to adopt a program of peace was taken to sound out sentiment with government and labor to end for its annual platform
unemployment and bring back prosperity. Several of the leaders prominently connected with the Na-lonal Association of Manufacturers, disclosed the fact today.
The association, biggest organl-
The spokesmen said there is no evidence of any widespread desire to take advantage of the recent elections results—which industry
generally interprets as favorable— in a political campaign against
government or labor.
The keynote of the convention, they said, will be "cooperation—to make America click.'’
While the convention will ask some modifications of government
I said. co-operation of government, I formal term* to:
Industry, commerce, labor and ag- J rtculture.
It was forecast that industry, as a group, would confess its past •mistakes.” and would urge that
policy, they declared there has been other groups do likewise as a start no disposition 1 to go backward towards better living conditions for from the “liberal social gains ’ of all In the United States, the new deal. Industry as a group, they said
National progress demands, they probably will express its desire In
1. Reach amicable industrywide relations with labor achieved through collective bargaining.
2. Accept social responsibilities.
3. Approve the general theorv of regulation for mutual good.
4. Achieve better living con
ditions for afll workers.
I. End unemployment.
6. Aim to br a "good rRisen” of the rommunity at large.
7. Please the consumer bt raising quality and lowering Costa ss possible.
S. Inaugurate a general policy of "taking the public into industry’s confidence."
WITH ACTION TO BLOCK IT ALO DESIGNS—
Britain Backs Up France On Tunisia
Mary Genova (upper picture). 19, wanted to borrow a sled in New York, but in order to get it she had to play marbles with the neighbor boy owner. And In his book, winter marbles is much different than spring marbles. Instead of shooting
them, you swallow them. So Mary swallowed her share, and now look at the picture below. Those are the marbles in Mary's
stomach, as shown by an X-rav, and Mary was in the hospital. (AP Photos »
GMO Demands Halt Of Strike
Fisher Body Walkout Called Accord
Violation; Buick Assembly Stopped
DETROIT, Dec. 3——General Motors Corp. "demanded’’ an Immediate termination of a strike at Fisher Body plant No. I at Flint, Mich., in a telespam sent today to Homer Martin, president of the CIO
United Automobile Workers.
Hie telegram, signed bv C. E. Wilson, vice-president of General Motors, said Martin's authorization of the strike, announced this afternoon, was a “direct violation of the UAW-GM agreement The telegram concluded: “We demand that this strike be called off at once
and the issue * substitution of day work for piece work in one department) be appealed in accordance with your agreement
Martin earlier had said the UAW executive board gave authorization to the — — 1
Representatives of the UAW and the management met here yester-Ray a few hours after the strike began, but recessed later without comment.
The walkout took place at the Fisher Body plant No I after union employes voted 8 to I to strike as a consequence of a prolonged dis- j pute over demands of workers In two departments for day wages instead of piece-work rates
O. M executives said 6.400 Fish- | er employes were affected directly by the strLke. which halted operations and brought a complete shutdown. This created a shortage of bodies which stopped the Buick final assembly line. Continuation of the strike into next week, it was said, would further hamper Buick operations.
Daughter, 14, Slays Father Accidentally
SAN ANTONIO. Der 3 /T -Accidentally shot by his 14-year-old daughter. Marguerite. while deer hunting 12 mile* southeast of here, Clinton C. Williams. 37, was instantly killed today.
Williams received the full charge from a shotgun shell in the left sld* when, according to the story told by his daughter, the girl trined and fell and the gun was discharged.
AUSTIN. Dec 3— Ti—Mark McGee of Fort Worth today became a regent of Texas Technological college at Lubbock succeeding Clifford Jones of Spur who recently was named president of the state institution.
U. T. To Select President Soon
Gulick of Columbia Among Educators Being Considered
AUSTIN, Dec. J—(/P—Formal announcement of a new president of the University of Texas, largest state university In the South, probably will be delayed until about Christmas it was learned here today.
J R. Parten, member of the university board of regents, said at Houston any announcement at this time on the situation would be premature. Parten who is on the regents’ special committee to recommend a president, had Just returned to his Houston home from New York where he spent several days.
Official sources intimated that Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick of Columbia university. New York, was among leading educators under consideration for the place. Dr. Gulick, who was in Baltimore on business, declined to discuss reports originating here to the effect he had been tendered the position and was expected to accept in the near future.
J. W Calhoun, who has been acting president of the universiay since the death of Dr. H. Y. Benedict in May, 1937, will continue in that position until a new president is chosen. Calhoun, long-time member of the university faculty, is not an applicant for the presidency.
Santa Letters: Will They Go Unanswered?
Goodfellow Fund Lags With Kiddies' Hopes In Balance
Several hundred little children of Abilene who are penning urgent lines may find their letters unanswered. come Christmas.
For Abilene has its less prosperous side. *re families where
money is insufficient for toys for kidldes; in fact, there are families where enough food cannot be bought.
Unless someone comes to their ald. these families will pass a cheerless Christmas; the children will grow up wondering lf there IS a Santa Claus.
Goodfellows are trying to do something about the situation—but results of their pleas are slow. Scheduled for December 14 at the Taylor County Veterans’ clubhouse is a dance sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliar. AU receipts above hire of ack Free’s orchestra will go to the Goodfellow fund. Last year (he Legion and Auxiliary staged a similar dance, turned in 9126 for the poor.
A dance Friday night under sponsorship of Phi Sigma Chi brough' in $57. Contributions Saturday came from Masonic Lodge No. 559, 95; Grapeway club, 92; Operative Plasterers and cement Finishers International association, 95; Sterling H Wooten, 95; Mr. and Mrs. W. A Bynum, 93.
O'Daniel Get’s Poll Tax Ban Proposal
FORT WORTH Dec. 3-/P)—A
recommendation that the state poll tax be abolished and s 91 reglstra tlon fee system be established in its stead was placed before Governor-Elect W. Lee O’Daniel here today by the legislative committee I of the state tax assessor collectors association.
O Daniel, who saki he would study the suggestion and others submitted to him at the meeting declined later to comment further on the proposals.
Gloucester Hurt In Tumble From Horse
LONDON. Dec. 3—.-IN—The Duke
of Gloucester, a brother of King Oeorge VI. was feared to have broken his collar bone today when he fell from his horse while hunting with the hounds The duke was taken in an automobile to his hunting quarters. Warwick lodge, near Melton Mowbray.
Two Months After Munich-
EUROPEAN STATESMEN HUNT 'PEACE IN OUR TIME’WITH GUNS
By JOHN EVANS Associated Press General Foreign News Editor
Two months of peace in Europe have revived many old quarrels.
"Peace In our time,” said British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, came with the Munich accord, Signed September 30.
Then the statesmen went back to drilling their armies.
Peace, now, la being hunted with guns.
Four men, who run one-third of the world, signed the Munich pact that dismembered little Czechoslovak la.
The whole world sees what is happening but even statesmen are puzzled to know much of the future.
The way ahead ii obscure but the methods are plain and blunt. Diplomats are polite but their countries’ work sometimes has a hi-Jacking air. Government-controlled newspapers and even officials demand others’ territory, assault neighbors'
leaders and urge someone to "Halt Hitler "
Roughly, the Munich “peace” meeting brought a cleavage be
tween "strong man" governments, the dictatorships, and the democracies.
Germany’s Adolf Hitler, ami Benito Mussolini of Italy worked under their "Rome-Berlln axis” agreement. Britain’s Chamberlain and French Premier Edouard Daladler represented democracies. Their decision to
See EUROPE, Pf. I, OL 7
Halifax Orders Stern Protest On Challenge
FOR ALLEGED BREACH OF PROMISE-
McCormick Sued For $2,000,000
Action Filed By Colby's Widow
Reaper Magnate Took Nurse, 34,
As Third Bride
CHICAGO, Dec. &-(AP) — Harold F. McCormick, the reaper magnate, was sued today for $2,000,000 for alleged breach of promise, by Mrs. Oliver Randolph Colby of Kansas City, widow of a prominent New York sportsman.
McCormick, chairman of the board of International Harvester company and son of the Inventor of the reaper, took his third bride last May 31 in Pasadena, Calif. She was Miss Adah Wilson, a nurse who had attended the 66-year-old millionaire through an Huck of arthritis. She is 34.
His first wife was Edith Rockefeller. and his second, Ganna Wal-ska the opera singer.
The suit alleged McCormick promised to marry Mrs. Colby, widow of Howard Colby. In Chicago on February 20. 1933. and again on September ll. 1933, but on December 6. 1933, he told her he would not marry her.
She has remained unmarried and still is willing to marry him. and has suffered “pain, humiliation and loss of repuution,” through his refusal. the bill stated.
Attorney Sol R. Friedman, who filed the action, said it was not affected by the Illinois law barring heart balm suits because the events complained of occurred prior tdfrJuly I, 1935, when the sutute became effective.
FACES BALM SUIT
Car Kills Woman
SAN ANTONIO. Dec. 3.—.^—Almost decapitated when struck by an automobile, Mrs Martha Louise Lacey. 78, was killed instantly tonight. *
Charged In Killing
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HARRISONBURG. Va . Dec. 3 — </P>—-Commonwealth's Attorney D Wampler Barman of Rockingham county said Rosser Smith Morris 59, was held on a charge of murder tonight after the tenant farmer partly j told a story of slaying his wife because he believed she threw away one of his shoes.
TB Deaths Low
NEW YORK. Dec. 3.—OPT—A Record low In the nation's annual tuberculosis death rate has been indicated for 1937, Dr. Kendall Emerson, managing director of the Na* tional Tuberculosis association, announced today.
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French Luxury Liner Laid Up
PARIS. Dec. 3 —(ZP)—The French government tonight laid up the liner Normandie and discharged its
3.000 crewmen and other employes In a move to break a strike of about
5.000 maritime workers at Le Havre.
Louis de Chappedelaine. minister
of merchant marine, ordered discharge of the crew members who engaged in a sympathy strike with 60 of their fellow workers discharged for Joining Wednesday s unsuccessful general strike.
The government earlier requisitioned the workers, placing them under military control. This step failed.
Two thousand other crewmen on the liners Paris and ll de France, which like the Normandie are operated by the French line, Joined the strike. Those workers, however, were on leave from their vessels which were being reconditioned.
French line officials said the Normandie’s operations were suspended only temporarily while the government sought to arbitrate.
Circles close to the government said the Le Havre strike was a test of the government’s decision to pyn ish leaders of movement.
Lubbock Wins Grid Site Toss
Quarter-Final With Breck To Start At 2:30 P. M. Friday
Breckenridge and Lubbock high will play their quarter-final football game in Lubbock Friday beginning at 2:30 p. m , on the Texas Tech gridiron.
Time and place were decided yesterday at Snyder, where representatives of both schools met. A coin was flipped to decide the site. E. J. Lowry. Lubbock business manager of athletics, called the turn.
N. S Holland, superintendent of the Breckenridge schools, said one factor figuring in decision to play Friday was to avoid conflict with the annual meeting in Abilene of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas association. Many of its members. he pointed out. would with to see the game and would not wish to miss the Abilene meeting. Many members reside in Breckenridge.
J. C. Hunter, president f the oil and gas men’s organization, asked that Lubbock and Breckenridge authorities be extended an expression of his appreciation for the decision.
In the Snyder conference representing Lubbock were Supt. W B Irwin: R. W. Matthews, high school principal; A C. Jackson, business manager of Lubbock schools; Coach Weldon Chapman, and Lowry. Representing Breckenridge were Supt Holland; John F. Bailey, high school principal; Coach Esker Curtis. Assistant Coach G. B. Morris. They met at luncheon.
HELD IN SLAYING
Drive Imperils Chambelain's Visit To Rome
46 Baylor Hospital Employes Released
WACO. Dec. 3—*VF—Pat M Neff, president of Baylor university, said
tonight he had released 49 em
ployes of Baylor’s hospital In Dellas and had reduced salaries of 24 he termed “higher-ups."
Neff, who returned from Dallas late today, said he acted on the
authority of the Baylor, trustees,
the general strike who hlm to wo*’'c out *n
economy system at the hospital. _| He said no teachers or department heads were released.
Janitor Sacrifices Infant To Honesty
NEW YORK. Dec 3.—'Ah—A human sacrifice to honesty was recorded today in the action of Peter Murphy, 43, Janitor in a west side tenement, who saw his new-born son die in his wifes arms rather than touch *43 belonging to his employer.
Penniless after paying bills with his $24 bi-weekly relief check. Murphy said it “wouldn't have been honest" to use his boss' money, Jingling in his pockets, in an attempt to save the infant's life.
Transport Forced Down; None Hurt
BALTIMORE. Dec. 3.—(J*)—A two-motored transport plane carrying 21 passengers and crew of three was forced down about IO miles south of here late today by bad weather. No one was injured.
Residents near Jacobsville, Anne Arundel county, said the plane circled in the fog and mist for ten minutes before the pilot brought the huge transport to a perfect iandng in a corn field.
Robert Breedy (above), 29, charged with first degree murder Saturday in the slaying of his father, Dr. Russell H. Breedy, 62. prominent Methodist pastor, who was found shot to death two blocks from the parsonage (AP Photo)
New Division In Lighting Event
An Increased number of requests
has resulted in addition of another division to the Abilene Garden
club's Christmas lighting contest, Mrs. John Dressen, contest chairman. said last night.
The new contest section is for school buildings lighted in an attractive display. It will also include the college and university buildings in Abilene.
First prize for the new division will be $10 worth of art supplies donated by the Abilene Builders Supply and Black and Young com pany. Second prize will be an Arizona cypress tree to be transplanted on the campus of the winning school. The tree is to be donated by the Davis nursery.
Mrs Dressen said last night that an unusual amount of interest was being shown in all phases of the contest. She predicted that the entry list would rise as high as IOO contestants.
Prizes in 'he other divisions of the contest—lighted hjuse and grounds, doorways, windows and trees—will be announced next week. The prize list will be valued at several hundred dollars. At least three prizes will be offered m each division.
Anyone wishing to enter the contest may place an entry with members of the Abilene Federated Women's clubs or with Mrs Dressen.
Deadline for entries is December 15 and winners will be announced December 17. a tour of the entiles will be arranged for persons wishing to see the lighted displays.
LONDON. Dec 3—j Great Britain backed un France today by deciding- on diplomatic action to block Italian delight on Tuniiia, French AM-can protectorate.
The fascist challenge to French control of Tunisia has threatened to deliver a final blow to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's European appeasement policy, already weakened by Germany s anti-sem-ltic campaign.
The Tunisian development led Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax to order immediate strong representations at the Italian foreign office.
With vital English and Fremd* strategic interests In the Mediterranean involved. Lord Halifax, reliable quarters'" said", ordered Britain's ambassador to Rome, the Ea-l of Perth, to take a “firm stand” against Italy’* latest anti-French drive.
This drive threatened to wreck
LONDON, Der. 3.— (AF)— It waa officially announced today that Prime Minister Chamberlain and Foreign Miniater Halifax would visit Rome January ll to January 14 for talk* on international affairs with Premier Mussolini.
Chamberlain’s projected visit to Rome rn January.
There were some who felt the fast - changing European scene might yet shift enough to force a reconsideration of the visit.
Britain decided on the Rome representations to reinforce the request of the French ambassador in Rome, Andre Prancois-Poncet, for an explanation of the Italian clam-
See TUNISIA, Pf. 4, CoL 7
Blackwell Votes $10,000 School Bond
BLACKWELL. Dec 3—Blackwell residents voted 112 to 40 today for issuance of $10,000 in bonds to finance improvements to the school system.
Superintendent Leroy Stone said improvements would include enlargement of the gymnasium-audi-torlum and construction of a vocational agriculture and home economics department.
WPA will be asked Tor aid in the building Don Smith, Sweetwater, has been retained as architect
EVENTS TO COME 'N WEST TEXAS
THROCKMORTON — Annual chamber of commerce banquet will be held Tuesdav.
ANSON—Jones County Poultry shew, an annual even' will be held Thursday, Friday and Sa'urday.
COLORADO - Membership banquet of the Colorado chamber of commerce will be held December 13.
BAIRD.—Bids for construer,on of Baird's municipal power plant wgl be opened December 17.
ANSON —Cowboys' Christ ma.* ball is slated December 31-23.
BLACKWELL — White Hit ranch’s sale will be held December ll
RISING STAR - Workers’ conference of the Cisco Baptist association will be held Wednesday.
PHIN REYNOLDS REVIVES FRONTIER DAYS IN REPORTER NEWS
History that was made by the first white settlers of the land right around the homes of West Texans was as exciting and as colorful as anything that ever transpired upon any field where great armies of the past faced each other in battle array.
The trader, the merchant, the
cowboy, the trail driver, and oeace officer, the housewife— those people who broke the first wagon tracks across this part of the continent contributed something to the development of America that was as valuable and as hard to perform as the accomplishments
of any statesman of colonial days whose name today is revered.
The Reporter-Newx, therefore, is proud to announce that It will tie the first to publish the Recollections and Fvperience* of the Frontier Life of Phln W. Reynolds—as ,
told by Reynolds to J. R- VI ebb of .Albany.
Webb, collector of the tore of the cattle trail and the cow camp of the days when the white man was Just beginning to settle as far west as Fort
See REYNOLDS. Pl 4. CoL S