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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXUf NEWSPAPER VOL. LVHI, NO. 203, "WITHOUT; OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKKWH WUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILnm, TEXAS, TUESDAY MOBNINO, DECEMBER 20, 1838. PAOZ8. Odut rnM inn PRICE FIVE CENTS. IGNORING 'DANGEROUS' WARNING BY JAPAN- U. S. Grants More Sino Credits Loan Follows Tokyo Protest By Few Hours TWITTERBUG QUEEN PROVES OL' MAN MOSE REALLY IS DEAD "I BEMEVE OL' MAN it. calls Or- chestra Leader Vincent Lopez, and off on' a rhythm rides 17- Betty Hutton, Broad- way's No. 1 singing Jitterbug. Swing has lots of sing-song girls but not like Betty. This YEAH MAN little blonde, just out of a De- troit high school, is vocalized' lightning -on the-loose, a "rug cutter" with a voice, a canary who can truck hot. She knows all the swing steps but what she does when she's OL' MAN MOSE IS singing Js unpredictable and ex- temporaneous. Betty quit high school to join Lopez's orchestra in Detroit about a year ago. Early In the fall, she Introduced her particu- lar brand of sing-and-STtmg at Billy Rose's casa Manana and stopped the show. You can't explain Betty's swing-songs'. You have to see them. So we give you: Betty Hutton, singing the chorus from "Ol1 Man Mose" ON BRAZILIAN Americas Near Defense Accord flOG-A-PLATE O'DANIEL DINNER CANCELLED Resolution For ;FORT of the 5100 a plafiTapprecfatlon 'dlrinir planned in- honor ot Governor-Elect O'Danlel and lly was announced today by Rev. J. Leslie Flnnell, pastor of the Magnolia Avenue Christian church. Scheduled for Dec. 28 the "dinner was called off at the request of ODanlel, the pastor said in a formal Prevalence of the impression that some politi- cal significance wis attached to.-the affair was-' given as the reason for the cancellation, Rev Mr Plnnell said. Proceeds of the dinner were to have been ap- plied on the building fund debt ol the church. Rev. IJr. Finnell said that money would be refunded who alread'y had purchased More 'than 100 reservations had been made.. WITH MORE INDICTMENTS Musico. Arms Deal Bared fells Order To Draw Contract NEW YORK, Deo. 19 indictment of per- sons of "great prominence" was predicted by a federal official today shortly after an executive of the McKesson Bobbins drug firm testified its president, P. Donald Cos- Musica, had con- templated a gigantic inter- national dca.1 in rifles and ammunition. predl. Ion was made by Brlcn McMahon, assistant U. S. at- torney general, who came here from Washington to coordinate the In- vestigations of federal agencies into the mystery the multiple activ- ities of Coster-Muslca and the firm's missing of assets The testimony llnkfng Coster- Muslca lo Bun-running plans was offered by Frederic Wingersky of Boston, a McKesson i Robbins vice president in charge of law and la- bor Coster-Musica, ht said, ordered him lo draft a con- tract for (he purchase of Lec-Enflcld rifles and rounds of cartridges. Trie purchase, however, was not made so far as knew, Wingersky said. While McMahon and other fed- eral officials were conferring in the federal building, Coster-Muslca, who killed himself last Friday In his villa at FalrfitW, Conn., after he was revealed as the "brains" of a swindle 25 years ago, was burled from a Brooklyn funeral home. Two of the three brothers, who rrasked their Identity and Joined htm fn the McKesson Robbins firm, attained the funeral by spe- court Ver- nard-Arthur Music, Canadian agent for the firm, and Robert Dietrich- Musica, who worked In the ship- ping department at. Fairfleld. Both were handcuffed to federal dep- uties. MRS. ROOSEVELT ASKS NATION IFSHEMUSTBEADO-NOTKING WASHINGTON, Dec. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the American people today wheth- er they wanted a president's chil- dren to be Idlers and'whether (hey thought his wife should give up all her own Interests. The first lady, Just elected a di- rector of Ihe'Boston insurance firm which her son, James, helped found, told her press conference she had received letters contending thai members of a president's family should restrict their own activities completely during the president's term. Mra, Roosevelt said she won- dered whether people realized that members of a presidential family had fo on wllh their Odessa Oil Firm AUSTIN, Dec. 13-W) -Charter- ed: Panuco Oil company.; pipe line; capital stock In- Stanley Eddins, Bruce Montse, Jack Waicher, City Subscribers SAVE OVER Take advantage of Bargain Rates below during December only and save money. Give your subscription to your carrier boy. BARGAIN RATES NOW IN EFFECT In Abilene Morning Edition, An with Sunday Evening Edition, ftr with Sunday 1...... BOTH PAPERS, (SlOCn wllh Sunday MAIL SUBSCRIBERS Save Over 30% BY MAIL Eithtr paper, with (In West Tcias Only) The Abilene Reporter-News PHONE 7271 normal lives. The nation elects a nun president; it doesn't jive Jobj to his family, she pointed out. She emphasized, however, that no member of a chief execu- tive's family should ever 115 his position to ask special favors. For herself, Mrs. Roosevelt said that a .do-nothing policy would have meant giving -jp a great many Interests. She ran n lurnlture factory and taught In a. New York's girls' school before Mr. Roosevelt was elected president, she had begun a writing career which since his been expanded to included two books and a newspaper column. If (he people decided they wanted the president's family lo restrict its activities completely, she said, a woman might some day refuse lo fo with her hus- band to the lltiHe House. In her latest venture, the first lady declared she would not sell any insurance, receive any money or be obligated ror any money. Mrs. Roosevelt said she had no real knowledge ot the business, but that she expected to represent Jimmy's Interest, by voting his slock as he mlghl suggest. She said she also thought he trusted her to be able to read a statement, understand It and act for his interests In case new matters came up. Area Felon Ends Self-Made Leave HTJNTSVILLE. Dec. M. Wharton, convict sen-- ing time for robbery, was volunlari- ly back at Wynne prison farm today niter a three-week leave of absence he gave himself. On Dec. 3, Capt. R. H. Baughn said, Wharton scrambled over a fence and disappeared. He went, "blue and to sec relatives In Mineral Wells. Last night he came back, his brother with htm, to surrender. Capt. Braughn said WTiarton's record was clear and that he would lose only the time he was absent. Wriarton a'as sentenced from Palo Pinto, Taylor and Wichita counties Hud, Argentine Delegate Agree On !Provisions UMA; Pern, Dec. western hemisphere solidarity arid defense project took a biy at the eighth Pan-American conference as the Brazilian delegation completed a com- promise draft resolution. Several of the principal leaders predicted agreement would be reached within a few days. The delegates appeared to be near a split. Saturday: on the Issues of new world solidarity, with the United States, favoring a pro- nouncement against outside aggres- sion while Argentina, fearful of an- gering European friends and of future change In Washington's pol- icy, wanted a resolution which merely used the worn aggression. Both United Slates Secretary of State Cordell Hull and the chief Ar- gentine delegate, Isidore Ruiz Mo- reno, seemed to be in accord today that the resolution be stronger than the agreement reach- ed it Buenos Aires In 1S36. They hoped be shortly to Iron out the differences between the Arglnllne and United States points of view. The agreement at the Buenoo Aires inter-American conference provided for consultation simply "In event Ihe peace of the American republics Is menaced." Todays Brazilian draft, drawn up 6y Former Foreign Minister Aranlo Mello Franco, Is report- ed to (o further In that the sib- natorln would declare them- selves ready lo defend theAmtr- can continent against expan- sionist plans of other pcwtn express readiness lo com- bine Immediately In common defense. Cuba's proposal for mediation In Ihe Spanish war by American re- publics wis killed by a steering committee vote of 18 to 3, only Cu- ba, Haiti and Mexico approving. The United States was amoay the delegations voting against it. 'Who's At Is Morgenthau's Reply To Japs WASHINGTON, Dec. 19- treasury, ignoring strong words of protest de- livered by Japan only few hours earlier, extended more credits today to China, DOLLAR EXCHANGE: While the Japanese foreign min- ister, l.achiro Arita, was terming "dangerous" a loan given China last week by the export-Im- port Secretary Morgenthau was.renewing for an Indefinite pe- riod an agreement to lend China undisclosed amounts of dollar ex- change. With a bland "who's at Morgenthau asserted that no ques- tion of neutrality was Involved in the credits to China. (Japan has not formally declared far.) The treasury head described the Chinese loans, as "credits frferid- y nation" and saw any other 'friendly nation" except war debt defaulters barred by the Johnson let. also could "apply" for loans., "The door is wide he de- stared with a smile. This was', m paraphrase of the "optn door" doc- trine, which calls for equal com- nerclal opportunity for all nations in China. The Japanese, over the objections of the United SUtes threatens to revise this oMetrlnt. After any qualified na- lion1 could apply here for "loans Morgenthau added to ap- ply was no guarantee all requests would be granted. The credits granted today of more technical than commercia1 Importance. China must pay Amer- ican dollars for American, merchau- dlte. It gets mpii oMts dbllarj by selling stiver' to the sometimes runs short of dollars in the .Intervals, between .silver' ship- ments. Today's' agreement ''permits China lo borrow dol'ara from the treasury's stabilization fund on the security of gold wrilch on deposit In the fi-eral reserve banks in this China's neit silver' shipmenKthey run to the silver ts sold for dollars, am the dollar exchange loans is repaid The gold on deposit here thus acts as a revolving fund to-facili- tate Chinese payments for Amer- ican merchandise. Warns Occidentals To Lose Privileges TOKYO, Dec. Foreign Minister Hachlro Arita declared to- day that privileges occidentals have enjoyed in China nearly 100 years "must gradually be abolished" un- der the new order Japan is estab- "-Jilng by conquest. At the same time, he called the action of the United States export- Import bank last Thursday In au thorizing a China "an Inopportune and regret- table act on the part of the United States which Ihus far has actec with understanding." Heads State Fair DALLAS. Dec. u Seay, lawyer and prominent in civic affairs, today was elected presldenl of the Stale Rilr of Texas assocla tlon. U.S.Jurkey Initial Treaty WASHINGTON. Dec. United States carried Its trade ex pansion program Into Turkey today In competition with spreading Ger man economic Influence there annd VlclnitJ: ctoudj >Dd eoot- (r Tuejday; Wednesday, mojtl? EAST TEXAS; Cloudy, probifalj rala [ti well mud north portion, cooler in portion Tuesday; wtdntxlar clwjdy cooler In aarUuut ind touUiwejt Gentle 10 moderate mnaUy louuxrlj vlirli on tbe twwf. WEST TZXA3: Riin colder !n north por- tion Wednejdar drtlr clouAr. A. U. HOUR p. M. (I I tl t and loweil to 9 and at; jcsttrdtj 5: ir i-Jiutt today Hunter Heads Mid-Continent Toys Need Of Goodfellows Monday Adds To Fund; Deadline Hearing. Three things are needed toward making a success of the Goodfel- ow drive: 1. Another 2. More good toys in those bar- rels around over town. 3. A good attendance and 7 of contributions at'the Goodfel- low show at Paramount theatei Friday' morning. Admission prlci at.the show will be anything thai can bs' put in a GoodfeUow basket Contributions came In pretty well Monday, but the-tempo will havi to Increase a bit before the week's end. _ Contributions Mondayr T. G, Hendricfc Nlta. Gals Adams................. IOC Cash :i.oj Employes of Postofflce 25.00 Thorn McAn store iSOO Cash Senior BYPCT. Hmdale list church.............. '1.51 ST. E. Beaslty "J. MlIo-SiiackelTord lot MnCvFrinkJP.T Cardan Lovelace Hardware store employes 5.01 Notre Darne club 'Itk Walter Mitchell.........'.....' lot E. J. Ilowler KK TULSA. rectors -of the. Mid-Continent Oil and Gas association elected a new president'today 'and named'two new. standing committees at their annual meeting. The new president Is J. C. Hunt- er of Abilene, Te.v, member of the f Irm .of 'Grisham and and for years recognized as one" of the leading oil producers' of West Cen- tral Texas. He completed recently his second term'as president of the West Central Teias Oil and Gas association, Hunter succeeded J. D. Collett of Worth who asked his name not be put -up for re-election. be- cause of 111 health. Collett was made chairman of the board of di- rectors, a poot created at the meet- ing today. Taking cognizance of [he vital Interest of the ell and gas Industry in those subjects, the directors created new standing committees on social security and wages- and hours. Rohn E. Winslow. St Louis, was named chairman and R. M. Chan, Dallas, was named vice- of the social security committee. Appointment of personnel ori the wage and hour committee was de- ferred. Colemon Accident- Takes Second Life COLEMAN. Dec. J. M. (Mi) Kyzsr died at 6 o'clock this evening in a local hospital, of injuries received In an automobtH accident Thursday night. She had had several bones broken. Lavoy Futtrell, 21. died Instantly in tile crash. Tom Vaughn of Tricltham. third occupant of the car. also was hurt, and Is receiving treatment at the Eeily hospital In Santa Anna. t aaa sustot TOTAL PREVIOUS GRAND TOTAL Lions Click Off Money Yardage In .the money-ralsinijest schenil that ever hit ther IJtm't club football game had gained eight touchdowns and 56 yards agalrui Empty Baskets last night That means 8.SB5 dimes ban been contributed to the Lion's chesj for Christmas good-detd-dolng. Lions were unsure) last whether the game' would be stop- ped after the prej-gmme goal of if touchdowns had been reached, of if It would be started anew to run through Thursday night. Representative Dies After Heart Attack WASHINGTON, Dec. wi-OPJ- Rep. Stephen W Qamfcriil, Laurel, Md., democrat, died In the office ot the capitol physician today titter two he'an attacks. At Least Three Die In Blazing Air Crash SAN ANTONIO, Dec. A burning airplane crashed in an field 100 jartj south 'of Jhe limits of Boeme, 30 mfles northwest of here, at 10 toalfht, killing at leut 3 men. 30 Drowned USSON. Portugal. Dec. Thirty passengers were reported dead and many missing todiy when a ferryboat sank after a collision with a dredger on the River Tagiis. Fireman Loved Parlies Too Well' MA WILLS. Y., Dec. A. Miller. 50, i vol- unteer fireman who Uked to at- tend the parties to e Duniirk fire department put on alter each alarms eicspt- sentenced to a year In prison today for arson. Judge L. Ottaway said Miller set fire to a railroad shed. Joined his company in fighting the went to the parly afterwards. ACC STUDENT MAY NOT SEE YULE SNOW BUT HE HAS FIRST CHANCE IN 28 YEARS Colin Smith U going to find Teias this year. Colin is S8 years old. And each of his 27 previous Chrlst- mases were spent in his home- land on the other side of the world. He lives In Bream Creek. Tasmania. Australia, and this year he Is attending Abilene Christian college. The college Is allowing a le-dly Yule va- cation this year to permit stu- dents from far away places to visit their homes. Even days, howaver, aren't enough for one to go from Abilene. Texas, to Bream Creek. Australia, and back. It Is milts one way. So Colin U remaining in Texas, where it Is possible, but not probable, th.t he will see a snow. In contrast, It is midsummer In Tasmania. To celebrate the anniversary of the advent of the Christ, some of Colln's fellow-Austral- ians will take a day off from harvesting their wheat. SU11 more of them will rest from sheep shearing, for the wool Industry is tops In his land, he says. The Christmas trees which he sees In Abilene are fumlllir a way. The differ- ence Is that here he sees them through closed windows, while in Tasmania, because of the season, he would be looking at them thresh open doors. And the trees In Tasmania, instJid of being cedars, or spruce, or fir. are mostly wild cherries. They are evergreens, however. All the trees in Tas- mania are evergreens, shedding only their bark, rather than their leaves. In Bream Creek. Smith's See STVDE.M, Pr. 10, Col 3 ;