Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVIII, NO. 188
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1938 -EIGHT PAGES.
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Daladier Vows Defense of French Colonies
Hitler Answer To European Peace Hopes
Mussolini's Turn To Demand Share In Munich Spoils
(Editor's Note: The turn of weekend events in Europe carries threats against the four-power pact of Munich which bring the world to the threshold of another crisis. The following dispatch, by the foreign news service expert of the United Press, explains potentialities of the breach between France and Italy.)
By JOE ALEX MORRIS (Copyright, 1938, by United Presa)
Has Europe’s post-Munich road toward peace reached a dead end?
Will Mussolini’s quarrel with France knock the props from under Europe’s friendship program?
The answer to these questions rests today with Adolf Hitler. Hts attitude toward Mussolini's dream of Mediterranean empire has become the bi question mark in world affairs as this year of war alarms draws to a close.
Here is the picture: ILLUSTRATES COMPLEXITY Today Mussolini is demanding his share of the profits of the Munich settlement—wider influence in the Mediterranean at the expense of France.
Without the aid of his nail partner at Berlin. Mussolini could hope to do little more than disrupt peace negotiations with Britain and France.
With Hitler’s active support, the Fascist premier might easily create an unbearable strain iii the Mediterranean where both France and Britain have vast interests immediately essential to their existence as world powers.
The Italian-French crisis is a vivid illustration of the complex and uncertain and—most of all— interdependent balance of power in the new hope. The foundation is a combination of jealousies and need for mutual security in which holes are continually appearing. British prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has taken over the task of plugging these holes as they appear, knowing that if he should fail to fill any one of them in time, the whole works would fall.
In Master Publicity Stunt—
JAMES ROOSEVELT JOINS FORCES WITH HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDWYN THE GREAT
HOLLYWOOD. Dec. 5—(UP) — James Roosevelt, son of the president, went into the movie business today as a vice-president of Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., Ltd.
Never before has the son of a president been in the amusement field, though another Roosevelt son, Elliott, is a radio executive. First task of the smiling, 31-year-old James Roosevelt was to hold a press
conference to tell of his transition from a $10,000 post in the White House secretariat to a reputed $50,-000 Job as the right-hand man "of the great Goldwyn," producer of million-dollar films and subject of perhaps 75 per cent of the qufps concerning Hollywood.
After studying law at Harvard, selling insurance and serving as his fathers secretary in Washington,
the new vice-president of Goldwyn's should find few' dull moments at the
Goldwyn is the man who tried to rent the side of a pyramid from the Egyptian government for a billboard; who sought the sisers of King Zog as actresses; who even tried to get permission to use news reel shots of President Roosevelt In his latest cow
Hollywood regarded the appointment as a master publicity feat of the colorful and shrewd producer It came after the film industry had sponsored a $1,000,000 national advertising campaign. Including a $250,000 contest that critics said was a failure.
It also followed the opening of the government’s investigation of monopolies. Some practices of the
motion picture industry have been criticized sharply in congress It was reported that they would be investigated in a rountine manner by the Joint legislative-executive monopoly committee.
Roosevelt’s friends doubted that his new duties would place him in contact with federal departments and bureaus whose activities he correlated w'hile serving as hts father’s chief aide.
Viewed from the ground of European
Hears! Strike Added to List
See PEACE HOPES, Pg. 8, Cut. 6
Road Engineer Sent to Baird
George J. Hempen Jr . resident highway engineer for Taylor county the past eight or ten years, has been transferred to Baird as resident engineer of Callahan county. The transfer was effective December I.
Hempen has established an office in the Callahan county courthouse.
Accompanying him to Baird were E. G. Post, H. G. Campbell. Wade Crawford, H. Landrum and G. H. Owen. All have moved their families to Baird
Kempen's transfer to Baird was made because of extensive highway construction in the county. S J. Treadaway, district engineer, said.
Walkout Follows Opening of Stock Yards in Chicago
By the Associated Press A strike of editorial and commercial department em-.ployes of two Chicago Hearst newspapers, called by the Chicago Newspaper guild, added to the nation’s labor troubles today.
Don Stevens, executive secretary of the guild, said 1,100 employes on the morning Chicago Herald and Examiner and evening Chicago American would be affected. He said guildsmen demanded enforcement of existing contracts, negotiation for a commercial department contract and a "no firings’’ guarantee.
A picket line formed at the Hearst building.
Six hundred livestock handlers returned to work at the Chicago stock yards today. They voted yesterday to accept a settlement plan reached Saturday to end a strike of the CIO Stockhandlers Local No. 567 which had tied up the yards since November 21.
Pickets remained on duty at the Fisher body plant No. I in Flint. Mich., pending ratification by the United Automobile workers membership (CIO* of a settlement proposal agreed to last night by their officers and General Motors corporation officials.
Approximately 6,400 workers were involved in the strike which began Friday, and the Buick plant in Flint was closed today by shortage of auto bodies, as a result.
One shift of about 1,500 workers returned to work benches at the Chrysler corporation plant in Newcastle. Ind., and approximately 2.000 more were ready to go back in subsequent shifts. The plant was strikebound three days last week because of a CIO-AFL dispute.
In Washington the Commercial Telegraphers union (AFL* protested to the NLRB. against the board order for a national election among Postal Telegraph company employes.
AFTER WILD AUTO CHASES—
Three Bandit Suspects Taken in Fort Worth
asks S2.ooo.ooo Robbers Attack
Amateur Pilot Tumbles trom Plane, Belt Catches, He Climbs Back in, Lands Ship
Mrs. Olive Randolph Colby, of Kansas City, smiles in her attorneys office in Chicago after her $2,000,000 suit alleging breach of promise was filed against Harold F McCormick, 66, millionaire and son of the inventor of the reaper.
Unemployed Taxi Drivers Confess Stickups, Kidnaps
FORT WORTH. Dec. 5 —
(AP)—Fort Worth’s city jail early today was the end of a brief, spectacular crime career by three unemployed Austin taxicab drivers. Arrested here, they admitted four robberies and kidnaping since midnight.
They identified themselves as:
William L. Weems. 21: Robert Sanders, 21, 2nd Richard (Red) Stam-nitz, 20. Weems said he was under suspended sentence at Pecos for car theft.
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Robberies in Austin. Georgetown.
Waco and Hillsboro netted $82 and an automobile which was abandoned here. The trio said they had kidnaped seven men, leaving six of them nude.
The suspects finally left the I stolen automobile after speeding Trihunnl IJnhnlrlg through more than 40 miles of resi-1 H
dential streets, with two patrol cars MI RB AutHoritV close behind at different times. I '
Calling a taxicab from a swanky Westover Hills home the trio went to a downtown hotel. There they divided their loot an dwent to bed In two rooms.
The youths surrendered without resistance to city detectives.
BOSTON, Dec. 5—(ZP)—A 24-year-old amateur flyer today told a flying adventure story as strange as any that ever came out of a meeting of aviators.
He was Daniel Cleveland, who yesterday fell out of a plane he was flying alone, was saved from an 1800-foot plunge to earth by a safety belt which caught around his legs, and somehow climbed back into the plane and pulled it out of a stailspln.
Court Overrules Mooney Appeal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5—(ZP)—Counsel for Thomas J. Mooney failed today in the supreme court in another move designed to free the Call fornia convict from San Quentin penitentiary.
He is serving a life sentence for complicity in the 1916 Preparedness day parade bombing at San Francisco.
The tribunal denied permission to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus intended to compel California officials to show that Mooney is rightfully held in prison.
Apparently the next step in the long contest for freedom will be
pardon application filed with Culbert i-
C. Olson when he takes office next I ^ .
sr* 5 *5oi c*mor lo Daniel Board
In First Meet
Premier States Stand on Eve of Pact Signature
Some Observers See Air Cleared For Discussions
ROME, Dee. 5—(AP)—Virgin-in Gayda. who frequency is spokesman for Premier Mussolini, indicated today that Italy would make demands on France at some future date.
The s.uthoritative fascist editor, however, did not disclose previsely what the demands would be or when they would be made.
The Italian campaign for Tunisia, meanwhile, gained momentum with fascist warnings to France that she was “playing with fire” by permitting anti-Italian demonstrations such as those of yesterday in Tunisia and Corsica.
Gayda indignantly denied that Count Gaeazzn Ciano, Italian foreign minister, had been forced to hack down in talks with the Earl of Perth and Andre Fran-.cois-Ponret, French and British ambassadors to Rome.
PARIS, Dec. 5.— (AP) —
Premier Daladier flatly assert ed today that France had no intention of giving up any part of her territory, personally answering Italian clamor for French Corsica and Tunisia.
Daladier, In a communique, t nounced his intention of visiting the two regions shortly after the first of the year.
HE URGES CALM
He urged Inhabitants, who have
Change in the Bottles
West Texas Robber Flees Pen Hospital
HUNTSVILLE, Dec. 5.—OP)—M. Wharton. 29, who was serving nine years for robbeiies m West Texas, has escaped from the Wynne prison farm for tubercular. prison officials said yesterday.
Wharton fled Saturday, crawling over a fence as guards were occupied with other duties He was sentenced from Palo Pinto, Taylor and Wichita counties.
BERLIN, Dec. 5— I UP)—'Walthf r Funk, minister of economics, issued a decree today empowering authorities to order Jews to liquidate their business, real estate and other property.
Second Well in New Avoca Pool
STAMFORD. Dec. 5—Coring of three feet of oil-saturated Palo Pinto lime in the Iron Mountain Oil company and Humble No. I J. T Taylor, north offset to the new Avoca pool discovery well, indicated a north extension to the area today.
The outpost took oil pay from 3,224 to 3.227 feet, total depth, and began running casing to cement it above the horizon. The test Is north of the Ungren & Frazier et a1 No. I J. M. Griffin estate, 900-bar-rell discovery well of a new deep pool two miles southwest of the Avoca field and half a mile east of the town of Avoca AVOCA TEST TO SPI D
Location is 471 feet from the south j Todavs contributions to the and 495 fee, fiom the west linesj Qoodfellows fund brought the total
•BIG SPRING, Dec. 5— (UP> — Five men who escaped from the Howard county jail yesterday apparently ha dmade good—at least temporarily—their escape today.
The sheriff’s office announced that no trace of the fugitives had been found, and that no reports of j them had been received. The men, who escaped after sawing window bars, were Clyde Linnev, Newman Bowman, James E. Hicks, Bernie i Thompson and Ernest Carter.
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Two of the five prisoners who! escaped the Howard county jail at Big Spring early Sunday have po-; lice records in Abilene, officers said i today.
Police said Ernest Carter of Al-j bany is wanted or has been tried ; on a score or more charges of for-, gery and other offenses throughout Central West Texas. He was arrested here in August, 1935, for forgery, was convicted and sentenced to
See CAPTURE, Pf. 8, Col. 3
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5—(ZP\—‘The Supreme court ruled today that the National Labor Relations board had supervision over a company operating in only one state but which sells its products to other concerns engaged m interstate commerce.
This decision, applying specifically to the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., gave broad power, attorneys said, to the labor board in administering the National Labor Relations act.
The opinion, delivered by Chief Justice Hughes, also held, however, that the labor board had exceeded its authority in directing abrogation of collective bargaining contracts between the company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor.
The board had acted in the case of a complaint by the United Electrical and Radio Workers of America. a CIO affiliate.
The labor board decision marked the first time the court had overturned any portion of an NLRB order in a long series of test cases which have come before it.
Texas Truck Law Attack Bogs Down
WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.—>ZP)—
The supreme court turned back today an attack on the constitutionality of a Texas law supervising the operation of motor trucks and busses in an effort to preserve the highways and promote safety
FORT WORTH, Dec. 5 — (ZP) -
Gov.-elect W. Lee ODaniel’s board of advisors assembled here today for their first meeting after O'Dan-iel yesterday in a radio address replied to critics.
To a charge that the board is made up of millionaires, O'Daniel mentioned as members "a dirt farmer who scratches for a living’’ and "the wife of a tenant farmer who gets out in the field and toils."
He admitted "I did choose some wealthy folks. Most people who operate railroads, or oil companies, successfully, are wealthy.”
He said the establishment of the board was the fulfillment of a prenomination campaign pledge.
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D. A. Bandeen, manager of the West Texas cha.nuei of commerce, left Sunday for Fort Worth where today he is attending the first meeting of Gov.-elect W. Lee Daniel s board of advisors.
Before leaving for the meeting Bandeen stated that if called upon for advice he would give the governor-elect the benefit of the policies and declarations of his organization, as worked out by leading citizens of West Texas during the years WTCC has served the region.
LONDON, Dec. 5.— (UP) — Britain has warned Italy that recent colonial demonstrations against France are likely to disrupt the new efforts at friendship between Britain and Italy, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the house of commons today.
been demonstrating riotously against the Italian campaign, to remain
"There is no need to state that these manifestations (in Italy) meet strong opposition against the cession of any territory over which the national flag floats,” the premier declared.
His statement was regarded as doubly significant in view of preparations here to receive Joachin von Ribbentrop, German foreign minister, who is coming to Paris tomorrow to sign a French-German nowar accord.
Daladier did not limit his remarks to Italy's newly-raised demands.
He also declared France’s resolution to demand respect for "the absolute integrity" of all French territory by "every means."
Both French and Germans agree
See FRANCE, Pg. 8, Col. C
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SOUGHT BY ITALY
LONDON. Dec. 5— -P>—The Czechoslovak legation today announced Jan Masaryk had resigned as min-
Justice Butler delivered an opinion I }s!*r. -Ai+JJerVic* in \he ...u.u _____ « London legation, both as counselor
Awards Presented Four-H Boys At Achievement Day Luncheon
Approximately 250 Taylor county 4-H club boys, their parents and business men of Abilene gathered at the chamber of commerce today for the annual Achievement day program and luncheon.
This represented by far the largest attendance at the annual event at which various club boys are honored, receiving awards for their fine work during the year.
C. A. McGaughey, chairman of the chamber of commerce agricultural committee, presided. Leon C. Ranson, assistant county agent and supervisor of club work, made the presentations.
Mayor W. W. Hair delivered the address of welcome. He told of the great value derived from club work
and of the better relationship between rural people and business men today. The response was bv Willie Ever it t of the Wylie club.
Everitt, winner of the recent expense-paid trip to Chicago for his outstanding work as a club boy. told of the work being done by 164 members of Taylor county clubs.
Winners of the cotton improvement contest were Eldon Landers of Ovalo. Everitt, Dale Martin of Ovalo, H. N. Turner of Ovalo, Harmon Williams of Potosi, Preston Youngtove of Potosi, Alvin Papasan of Ovalo, Grady Morrison of Potosi,
Foster Turner of Ovalo and Raymond Plowman of Butterfield. Each will receive a registered gilt pig
Sec FOUR-H BOYS, Pf. 8, CoL 3 See AVOCA OFFSET, Pf. 8, Col.
of the west 60 acres in the north half of section 199. BBB&C survey.
It is the second well for the new pool. Plugs will be drilled out for completion probably Thursday.
First test for the Avoca townsite. about half a mile west of the discovery, had been rigged today as the Fred Browning No. I Avoca Independent School district, in the center of townsite block No. 3, scheduled to spud Thursday.
Two miles north of the Ivy pool. to the northeast in Shackelford county, the Fortex Oil Corporation No. I J S. McKeever was treated with 3.000 gallons of acid after perforation of casing at 3,261 feet, plugged back depth, and was being .swabbed today before running tubing. Production was estimated at about 22 barrels daily as it stands. It is in section 14-H&TC survey.
Garza County Deep Wildcat Heads Oil
Probable opening of the northernmost Permian lime oil pool in West Texas today had area oil men seeking additional news from the Gulf Oil Corporation No. IE P Swenson. 15 miles southwest of Spur.
The wildcat, which had been drilled into the Ordovician section for a total depth of 8,104 feet, was reported flowing by heads from a
to $217 75. far below the amount received at this time one year ago.
Included in today’s contributors is a three year old boy, Dallas Lynn Lacy, who says he’s a three-time Goodfellow He sent in SI, the third time in as many years he has given to the fund.
Other donatioas today were from Annie M Rankin. $5: David S.
Castle company, $1; V. L. Shiflett, $10.
which upheld Texas in a controversy with A. E McDonald, operator of a trucking fleet between Texas and Oklahoma cities McDonald contended the 1935 federal act regulating interstate operation of trucks and busses prohibited a state from supervising the operation.
Highway Men Go to Parley
and as minster. The late Thomas G. Masaryk. Czechoslovakia’s first president, will sail for the United States for a private visit.
ABILENE and vicinity: Fair and »«rm er tonight Tuesday fair.
Weal Texa* Fair, somewhat warmer In west portion tonight; Tuesday fair, colder In Panhand.e.
East Texas FHir. warmer In northweat portion tonight; Tuesday, fair
Highest temperature yesterday ....59 Lim est temperature this morning ss
BUCHAREST. Rumania. Dec 5—-iUP)—Two youths today shot and wounded Colonel Critescu, president of the military tribunal at Gernauti, in what was believed to be the first counter-blow against the shooting of Cornelius Zelea Codreanu, iron guard leader, and 16 of his principal followers,
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District Highway Engineer S. J Treadaway, E. B. Yeatts, E. E. Pitt- .
man, H. M Dy and George J. I Awhile died today of burns he suf-Kempen Jr., district eight en-
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gineers. were in Dallas today for opening sessions of the annual convention of the American Association of State Highway Officials.
The Texas highway department is m I host to the four-day convention. 40: Highway officials from every state 4olin the union, and from every nasa tfon of the North and South Amer-3» jean continents were expected to 3S | attend.
The Abilene engineers were to join other highway officials In a tour of Inspection that will include visits to several of the major engineering projects now under way in South Texas This tour will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday.
fered in a refrigerating vault explosion at a packing plant yesterday. The explosion occurred, Mus* slewhite explained, when a match was struck in the basement.
Black portions in above map shows French territory demanded by Italy during tumultuous demonstration in Italian chamber of deputies. The names Tunisia, corsica. Savoy and Nice were shouted from side to side of the legislative chamber by the deputies.
Old-time melodrama in Bainbridge. O. Robert Bready, top, is charged with first degree murder, after admitting slaying of his father, the Rev. Russell Bready, lower, who spent 20 years attempting reform of his habitual drunkard son.
CHILLICOTHE, O. Dec. 5 —
(ZP)—Robert Bready, 29. pleaded
innocent today to the slaying of his pastor-father, Dr. Russell H. Bready of nearby Bainbridge. and was bound over to the Ross county grand Jury on a first degree murder charge.
He was denied bond and returned to jail. Prosecutor Lester S. Reid said the case would be presented the grand jury probably January 3.
Banquet Ticket Checkup Is Due
Complete check on the number of tickets sold for the evening banquet at the seventh annual convention of the West Central Texas Oil <S> Gas association Saturday was begun this morning by Vie Behrens, chairman of the chamber of commerce sales committee.
Transportation committeemen for the convention had been called to meet at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon by Walter Jarrett. chairman. On the committee are Rush Allison. Ray Clark, Ray Roe and Roscoe St. John.
NEED NO INVITATION
Registrtation committee, headed by H D. Austin, will meet at the chamber, or commerce at IO o’clock Tuesday morning.
"No invitation is neded to attend the convention sessions,"
J. C. Watson, association executive, said this morning. “There still seems to be some confusion among those who are neither in the oil business nor members of the association. But anyone is entitled to attend either the noon luncheon or the evening banquet program if reservations are made through the chamber of commerce.
"It doesn't make any difference whether he's n the oil business or the hamburger business. He's invited," Watson said.
C. V. Terrell, retiring member of the Texas railroad commission, has informed association headquarters that he will be unable to attend, and expressed regret that business will keep him from being here.
Commissioner-elect G. A. (Jerry) Sadler, however, will attend, as will Lon A. Smith, and Col. Ernest O. Thompson, present chairman of the commission. They are scheduled to appear on the program of the noon luncheon.
More days ta BUY and USE
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They urge the public to have peri* odic health examinations.
POLICEMAN'S WIFE OVERPARKS; HE PAYS, TOO
News item for the hundreds of drivers who have paid traffic fines, sometimes grudgingly, in Abilene's corporation court: A • motorcycle officer —one whose business it is to enforce traffic observance—stepped up
like a little man and paid a $1 fine to Judge E. M. Overshiner this morning. It was for a ticket put on his ca* by a fellow policeman.
"My wife visited too long at the pas toff fee." he* told Judge Overshujgr. There is a 10-min
ute parking limit in front of the federal building.
He didn’t even argue. Asked by the judge if he had any excuse, he replied in the negative.
"I’ll take this out of my wife' Christmas allowance,” he vowed.