Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas
WEST 9WM HEWSMKR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS n VOL. LVIII. NO, ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1938. -TEN PAGES. Vmlut FrtM (IP) PRICE FIVE CENTS. VEHICLE TAKEN NEAR LAKE KIRBY- Youth Shot Fleeing Stolen Cab Alderman, Miss Snyder And RUTH ETTING SAYS EX-MATE THREATENED 'ALLTHREE OF US' LOS ANGELES, Dec. Ettlng testified today Martin Stsyder, her husband for 17 years "told us this was the end of all three of us" Just before Myrl Alderman, was wounded at his Hollywood home last Oct. 15. The singer said Snyder" meant her, Altlerman and Sny- der'j daughter, Edith. Miss Ettlng said she and Miss Snyder had gone to the home of whom she said she planned to marry as soon as Ills divorce" became final, and sere cooking pork chops and vegetables for dinner when Alderman's car drove up. Alderman came into the kitchen door, followed by Sny- der, who was poking him in the back with pistol, partly cov- ered by a handerchlef, Miss Etttng said. "Waving the pistol, he forced us all Into the music room and told us this was the end of all three of us." fitting said she pleaded wllh Snyder and that Alderman started to talk, but just then Snyder fired twice. As she ran to the kitchen to telephone police, Miss Etting testified she heard another shot. Snyder ran past her into the street and Edith appeared gripping a pistol owned by Miss Etting. AS LITHUANIAN ANGER RISES- Armed Clash Feared In Memel Nazis Celebrate Election Victory Officer Declines Responsibility In Soldiers' Actions KAUNAS, Lithuania, Dec. rising anger of Lithuanian soldiery caused fears tonight of an armed clash in Memel between the garrison and nazis jubijantly celebrating their victory yes terday in Memel diet elections. WARNING VOICED Col. Andrasiunas Issued state- ment he would not be responsible for the conduct of his troops in Memel If the nazix continued to Insult Lithuanians. Nazis saw the semi-autonomous territory, once a part of East Prus- sia, approaching reunion with the relch as result of the election, while Antanas Smetona began his fourth term as president of Lithu- ania with Ihe troubled words: "We small countries must careful." Agitation In tiny but truculent Memel to go "back to the relch" and trouble from his rightist foes In Lithuania proper beset the natlonaiist government of the peas ant-born Smetona, who has been Lithuania's chief of state wllh only brief Interruption since the na- tion became Independent after the war. (Lithuania has square miles ot which the Memel territory, formerly a part of-Germany, com- prises square miles.) Without wailing to count the votes on Sunday's Memel diet elec- llon, which they were confident would give them all but two three seats, the Memel Germans told the Lithuanian state police t the German minister, Dr. Erich Wilhclm Zcchlln, who now Is In Berlin. In his address on taking the presidents! oath, Emctona stressed his desire to cooperate with Ger many In fulfillment of complete Memel autonomy, which now Is limited by certain Lithuanian sov- ereign powers." Britain, France Express Concern LONDON, Dec. Britain and France conveyed con- See MEMEL, Pg. 10, Col. 7 LEST YE FORGET your Christmas rush, don't forget that the VEHY BEST GIFT OF ALL Is a year's subscription to the ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS. will be a DAILY HE- MINDER throughout the year of your thoughtfulness at this time of -the year. Is THE GIFT that every member of the family en- Joys. No day Is complete until they have read Ihe news of the day and enjoyed a hearty laugh from the daily page of comics and EIGHT PAGF-S OP COL- ORED COMICS on Sundays. the best thing of YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE NOW AT BARGAIN RATES Cither by mall or by carrier. PHONE 7271 Abilene Reporter-News "The Newspaper In More Than West Texas THREAT S.GNED w.TH K: As New York's Mayor Fioreilo LaGuardla was about to pre- side at an antl-nazi rally, he received letter enclosing t bullet, and a threatening note signed with.: a both -seen above.' '.The note reads: "Yo'u will get this if you con- tinue to attack the German nail party." Oil Chieftains Outline Views AUSTIN, Dec. na- lion's oil leaders paraded before ;he Texas railroad commission to- day in an effort to help lhat agency answer the question of how soon Saturday or Sunday oil field shut- downs can be lifted.' They came st the request of the commission, which felt stocks of crude ol! and gasoline perhaps had been cut to such an estent that crude production In the nation's largest oil state could be material- ly Increased. Major oil company executives said prospects were bright for heavier consumption of oil products In 1939 and the Industry had at- tained a gotd statistical position but crude production should not In- crease until around April 1, end of the period of low gasoline con- sumption. Included in the Imposing array of witnesses were W. S. S. Rodgers of New York, president ot the Texas company, J. Edgar Pew of Philadel- phia, represendng the Sun com- pany, Harry C. Weiss ol Houston president of the Humble company Charles F. Hoescr of Fort Worth president of the Independent Pe- troleum Association of America, Dr Joseph Pogue of New York, nation' ally known economist, Fred Van Govern of New York, statistical di rector for the American Petroleum Institute, and E. B. Reescr of Tulsa president of the Barnsdall com pany. Salesman Arraigned On Mann Act Charge OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. W. Grant. 21-year-oli Housion, Tex., salesman, was re- leased today on bond pend- ing grand Jury action on a charge of a mann act violation Involving a 17-year-old orphanage girl. Assistant U. S. Attorney John Brett sold Grant was charged wllh trans- porting the girl from Gainesville Tes., to Elk City, Okla., this month. Brett said the was ilven S? and abandoned ifler she met the man In Stamford. Tex., shortly afler ihe had left orphanage. WTCC Attacks ates AMARILLO, Dec. able distribution of freight rates wa here today by the Wes Texas chamber of commerce in ar effort "to strike a sledge-hamme >low for both producers and con at an alleged economic dls advantage. The district meeting, with Car Studer of Canadian presiding, sug lesied a federation of forces, includ ng the 20 towns represented ant others interested, lo wage K. cam >atgn for legislation abolition of al eged unequal freight rate zones which reach a zenith In the pan handle-plains area. D. A. Bandeen of Abilene describ ed the rates of this area as 185 pe cent in relation to the 100 per cen area known as the "eastern or offl ciar territory, including Illinois, In dlana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and othe eastern states. Jim Wilson of Floydada introduc ed the resolution, unanlmousl adopted, calling for the uniting i the antf-dlscrfmlnatory rate force under the name of "National Frelgh Rate Equality Federation." Ask Venue Change In Cattle Theft Case ALBANY. Dec. M i Long of district court will ru' Tuesday on a motion for change venue in the case of Bob COmptoi under three indictments for catt theft. Testimony was nearrt throughou Monday on Die matter, with defen attorneys seeking to show ih. Compton could not obtain a fa trial in Shackelford county. Relief Commission In Need Of Funds AUSTIN, Dec. lha destitute persons in Texa. are In danger of having their sub sUtencc cut off about March 1, D rector Adam R. Johnson of th Texas relief commission said toda Johnson said he hoped the legis lalure convening in January wou' provide an emergency appropria lion to keep the commission fron Eolng put of existence. ills Abilenian Funeral For Mrs. A. Jones This Afternoon Mrs. Andy Jones, 33, resident of bllene for IB years, died almost nslantly yesterday morning about o'clock of an accidental gunshot ound at her home, 1366 Sycamore. The wound was Inflicted as she anded the gun, a .410 shotgun, er husband from a chair in which was sitting.'The charge of-shol ruck her in the chest Just below he collar bone and ranged dbwn- ard to the left side. Doctors said he shot probably tore through her eart and left lung. She lived only a few minutes, dy- jjg before an ambulance could ar- ;ve. Born .ITjye" Barton on February 1905, near Stamps. Arkansas, she larried Andy Jones at Gorman 'exas, in 1920. The same year the couple moved to Abilene. Jones Is barber in a shop at South Firs1 nd Chestnut. Mr. and Mrs. Jonej have been ctive members of the North Sidi Jhurch of Christ and promlnen in singing activities. She is survived by her husband, wo sons, Elils, a member of .the Abilene high school football team n 1937 and 1938. and Billy Mac; her father, J. E. Barton of Shreve- wrt. La.; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Brown of Abilene, Mrs. Floyd fohnson and Mrs. Pen Bethany, both of Shreveport; two brothers, Artes and Oren Barton of Shreve- port, An uncle. J. D. Barton of East- and and two aunts, Mrs. J. W. Clark of Eastland and Mrs. T. L. Barton of Gorman, arrived last night for the funeral, other rela- ives from Ehreveport are expected this morning. Funeral will be at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the North Side Church of Christ with Paul Southern, minister, officiating. He will be as- sisted by two former ministers of :he church, J. p. Crenshaw of Sweetwater and Melvin Wise of Big Spring. Burial will be In a local cemetery. Pallbearers will be C. P. Ivey, Lester Humphrey, Dr. Charles wil- .iams, A. B. Youngblood, H. P. Compton, and Neil Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will include P. C. Jones, E. M. Lambert, D. B. Morgan. lj. V. Showalter, M. K. Thomassort, J. K. Shipman, E. H. Finch, E. E. Shankle, Berry Brown, R. L. Whittle and Walter Hr Adams. Elliott's Funeral home Is In :harge of all arrangements. The body was taken to the residence [ast night and will remain there until funeral time. Ignores Orders By Sweefwater Police lo Halt Local Taxicab Driver Robbed By Passenger By GARTH JONES SWEETWATER, Deo. 12 Samuel Fbnville, 19-year-old Seymour youth, was wounded by officers tonight as he fled an abandoned taxicab taken in Abilene 40 minutes earlier. SHOT IN IEG Injuries to Fonville were not thought serious. One bullet struck his right leg, slightly fracturing the bone. Sgt. Don Fulkerson and Buddy Coppedge of the SweHwater police department said they shot at Fon- ville as he fled from tile taxi, after they had twice ordered him to sur- render. When taken, he was armed with .380 Savage automatic, contain- ing one bullet. The cab was laken from Frank Willis, driver, In a holdup near Lake Kirby, south ot Abilene. WJWs said the man who later took his cab had called Ijlm to a filling station at South Third and Butternut. "We drove south on said Willis, "and clear on past Lake Kirby. The man seemed to be looking for a side road. When we got past the lake he told me.to. turn around. We drove back toward Abilene. "About a mile out of town the man told me to turn around again When the car was off the road he stuck a gun in my side and said "This is far enough." -Then he took about eight or nine dollars off me and made me get out of the car He drove off toward town." MISSES WATCH Willis said the hijacker used an automatic. He failed to lake hi watch. Officers learned later that th hijacker "drove 'back up Butternut and turned west on South'First on his. way la Sweetwater. Employes of the Fischer Brothers station aid the car stopped for a red llgh in front of the station. When Willis was let out of tht cab he ran to a nearby house anc ;ot the man to. bring him. to town He called- the police from Banne See CHASE, Pr. 10, Burglars Strike At Girard And Jayton JAYTON. Dec. 12 county officers were Investigating today a series of burglaries occur- ring in Girard and Jayton Sunday night. Apparently thieves first broke into a blacksmith shop at Girard securing sledge hammers and other tools, checks and about in cur- rency were laken from the Dean Young service station there. At Jayton. Blttick Smith grocer} missed S150; L. O. Mayers garage lost checks, MO cash and a radio Thomas P. Johnston dry goods store lost heaviest, with missing; ana Mays blacksmith shop where more tools were taken. Knobs of sates In the various busl. nesses had been knocked off. Eomf of the tools taken at Girard wen found at Johnstons, along with tool taken from Young's service station Pan-Am Convention Ready For Action LIMA, Dec. :ommlttees of the eighth Pan American conference cleared th decks today for swift conslderatlo of Important projects for consollda lion of the western hemisphere. Alfanlo del Mello Franco, forme foreign mlnisler of. Brazil, wa chosen chairman of the committe for the organization of peace whrel will discuss continental defense an unification ot existing peac treaties. Delegales placed much slgnitl :ance in the choice of the Brazilla jlnce his country Is one of the fore most of the American republics fa vorlng strong organization of th western hemisphere against out side aggression. SHORT STORY ABOUT SHORT GOODFELLOWS Last December 13 a total of SUM had been contributed to the Goodfeilow fund. Today the total stands at S791. Last year 750 families were given baskets, costing each, after final contrtbuiions came in. This year more than that number are in need. What about it. Goodfellows? Are you going to keep all the cheer cooped up In you own little home? And do you think you'll enjoy it that way? Contributions Monday: J. D. Miracle Eula T. Stlth Mr. ar.d Mrs. c. M. Caldwell 10.00 10.00 Previous S76492 Total 579492 COMEDIAN PLEADS GUI LTY TO SMUGGLING NEW YORK, Dec. eorge Burns, whose air of reslgn- I Indignation at the cheerful tough exasperating dullness ol Oracle" Allen has amused radio udiencej for years, stood pale and istraut In federal court today and ended guilty to charges of Jewelry muggllng, Bums, the husband of MUs lien and the "straight man" to her haracterlzatlons of a vague and dumb" female, was released 1m- T.edlately without bond. Government counsel said he was ibject to possible maximum penal- es of 18 years Imprisonment and Ines totaling U5.000 under the nine ounts In two Indictments against tm, despite the fact that the of- enses were defined in the statute misdemeanors. Assistant u. s. Attorney Joseph Delaney asked consideration for iie comedian because he, had co- with (he government In a road Investigation of smuggling which began with a raid late In October on the Park'avenue apart- ment of Mrs. Edgar Lauer, wife of state supreme court justice, by jeasury agents In search ol smug' led Parisian knick-knacks and inery. Burns declined to say whether he testify for the prosecution gainst his accused co-defendants. Ubert N. Chaperau, the "mystery man" of the whole affair, and a woman known variously as Paula Gheyskens, Paul Mahoney' and Paul Chaperau. GEORGE AND GKACIE Burns im Indicted for smuggling of two bracelets and ring, valued by the government at Chaperau, who has described him- self u a commercial agent for the Nlcaraguan consulate-general here, has been pictured by the govern- ment as the actual carrier of smug- gled goods, escaping customs exam" Ination through diplomatic courtesy, and Investigators have obtained a long list of men and women prom- Jment In the entertainment world who were among his supposed ac- quaintances. These Included Jack Benny and Jaek comedians, and Wal- lace Ford, i motion plcturi di- rector. Mrs. Lauer, the justice's wife, was Indicted on Dec. 5 with. Chaperau on charges of smuggling and conspiracy, and her case U pending. Bums was accused of abettlnj; evasion of customs duties and of receiving, concealing and transport- Ing the Jewelry. On behalf of Burns, who is 42 and was born BSrabaum, his local attorneys issued a statement saying he had bought the Jewelry In ques- tion and had had "no purpose or Intent to of fend, against the laws." The government' made no ac- cusation he personally brought the Jewelry into the country, but ths indictments accused of re- ceiving, concealing and transport- ing it, and of evasion of customi duties. MONOPOLY PROBE Bottle Trade 'Dominated' One Company' Holds Patents O'Mahoney Says Control So Tight Prices Are Fixed WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 CAP) monopoly commit- :ee "receiver! Testimony .today a company HEREFORD BREEDERS BUY 50 HEAD AT WHITE HAT AUCTION 9" manufacture of glaii con- milk bottles, medicine jottles, fruit jars and and liquor with a control so tight Chairman O'Mahouey (D-Wyo) charged it with reg- ulating prices as well. PRESIDENT GRILLED The company ts the Hartford- Empire company of Hartford, Conn., whose Imperturable ilaborately courteous F. Smith, sat through a long day of rigorous questioning. It culmin- ated vln his declining to deny, and yet refusing to acknowledge un- qualifiedly, that price control was within the' power ol the company. The key to- Hartford-Empire's conceded domination of the indus- try, It developed, was Its ownership of patents' on the machinery by which glass containers can be pro- duced most economically. It also owns the machinery, and leases it a royalty basis Individual manufacturers. In leasing the machinery it stipulates what type of container each manufacturer may produce and, in a tew cases, how many containers. And It can say whether or not a new manufac- turer Is to be admitted to the busi- ness. The committee, investigating many phases of the economic sys- tem, turned to the glass container industry today to bring out the contrast between two systems ot using patents. Testimony last week showed that In the automobile In- dustry, any manufacturer U vir- tually free to use any device pat- ented by a competitor. Committee members were enthusiastic In their praise of this system as a slimu- lant to competition and to the de- velopment ot eflicicnt automobiles. Senator O'Mahoney secured from Smith first of all a statement the company was In a position to dom- inate the production of glass con- tainers so fc.r as production was carried out by the use of Its machines. iLast year 67 per cent of the nation's production was manufactured under Hartford-Em- pire's patents.) Average For Total Of Bonny Lucy 17th Sets Top At By HARRY HOLT WHITE HAT RANCH, HEAR BLACXWZLL, Dee 12 They md they bought Trotjx rtateslusd tat for- eign Jack and Myrhl ranch today to see one of Amenta's premier herds at luebred Anxiety 4th cattle And they paid an average of for 60 head of a total of in thei first auction.sale ever held it this ranch, 10 miles west of Black- well, This was one> of the year's best sales. FROST TURNS TABLE Today's sale was an excellent "house warming" for the White Hat ranch owner. For 10 years he has "sweated" outstanding sales is a buyer. Turning In: consistent high bids. However, "the tables were turned this afternoon as per- sons gathered around the suction ring.'This time Frost was the sel- ler.' It was In this same section that Frost first learned of cattle, work- ing for his father, the late E. L. Frost. And too, U was on these same hills he saw his first register- ed cattle, they being brought to this very ranch 51 years ago by the late John R, Lewis. Sentiment was as thick at the event as the blind- ing smoke that whipped from bar- becue pits. E. D. Jones of Roswell, N. M. topped the sale, S2.JM Bonny Lucy great heifer bred bj Mouse! brother! of Cambridge, Ntbr, and calved Ma; 6, 1937. She U bj The lamplighter, and out of Blanchard 91st, she by Belle BUnchard 84th, an own daugh- ter of Old Beau Blanchard. Jinldm it Jlnklns ot Gal- rrjlon. and Dr. Chas. H. Harris of Fort Worth were contendlni bidden. The bid optntd it Dr. Harris, who once paid SUM for a Hereford heifer, said Bonny Lucy 17th was one of the he had seen of- fered at auction. Drs. Jir.klns Jinkins were con- tent to take the second high-priced female, paying J15CO for Blanche Mischief 49th. calved riebruary 8. 1938. She is by Supreme Advance Domino. Frost's herd sire, and out of Blanche Mischief 31lh. a Mousel bred cow that sold [or SJ.300 in John B. Striblinj's 1937 Rebels Repulsed HENDAYE. France (At The Spanish Fronticrl, Dec. Spanish government commanders reported Insurgents were turned back today in l 'Madrid province attack, the first activity of the Spanish civil war in weeks. sale. I. B. iDoc) Caubie of See S.M.E, Pj. 10, Col. 7 Big Ihe Weather Colorado C-C Hears Mahon Solon "Cdljs For 'Re-Baptism' American By HARRY BOLT COLORADO, Dec.' George Mahon told folks In his home town's annual chamber of commerce banquet tonight that ths country needs a re-baptism In true American spirit. "We have to look to ourselves the government and Providence in these changing he said. He promised that West Texans can and will get on the road to better timej and greater prosperity. Two hundred people were at event, held in the Colorado hotel. Dr. W. S. Rhode, president, wu toastmaster. Invocation wis given by the Her. c. M. EPps. Other Items on program Included music by the Colorado Cowhands, a string band, directed by Dr. Harry Longsdon; song by Mrs. C. A. Wilkins. ac- companied by Mrs. E. U Lapham; a readinj by Caroline Ray Wom- ack. with Mrs. W. R. Martin at the piano in a musical background. Dr. Rhode reviewed the year's ac- tivities, listing as main achieve- ments the Frontier Roundup, ban- o.uets with residents of surround- ing communities, opening of a live- stock auction, establishment o( the spring livestock show, and the gain- Ing of 33 members although na membership drive was staged. Com- pliment went to Herbert Spence, secretary-manager. Seven new directors were named. They are Otto Jones. Dr. Willie May. Bill Oswalt. C. C. Thompson, Dr. Harry Logsdon. R. J. Wallace, Ralph Lee. They succeed MM Burman, J. W. Rar.dle. Harry Rat- lift. Jce Smoot. B. L. Temple ton, W. W. Whipkey and Dr. Rhode. Visitors were present from Sweetwater. Bis Spring. Abilene, Wcstbrook. Loraine, RaUs. Longfel- low and Buford. SERIAL STORY SKI'S THE LIMIT BY ADELAIDE HUMPHRIES COPYRIGHT. WL-ST TEXAS: Firtlv NEA SERVICE. INC. CAST OF CHARACTERS SALLV She had cveryhing that popularity could win her, except DAS' ro. He mlshl have hid Sally but while he kin; on skis COREV TORTF.R was king of the social whirl. So the storr. But jo On Kith CHAPTER 1 There was really no doubt as to who would be chosen Queen of Ice Carnival. All bets were on Sally Blair. Sally wjs the prettiest, the most popular girl to be Invllcd to the winter festival. Sally, herself, would have been more surprised it she had not been chosen than she was when, the committee Informed her she had been. "As If anyone else could be Corey Porter said with smug gratification. For Sally was Corey's girl. For the th; next few days, anywav. It was no Jmill feather In Silly's See NOVEL, Tf. 6, Col. 7 t trmpff: jTexons Okeh Cotton, 1 Reject Rice Quota' COLLEGE STATION. Dt-c. i farmers approved the 1 federal cotton control plan and re- f Jected. the rice Quota system, today's recapitulation of the Saturday vot- ing showed. Figures released tonight gave following totals on the cotton re- ferendum, with all but 12 of out 236 counties reporting: tor plan. 1UJ47; against. The rtct totals were, with all counties reporting: for 479; against 534 Whir ton county voted 30 for and 133 against the plan.