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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVII, NO. 278. Abilene "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OK FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT o 0 British Draft Provisions Of Italo Bargain LONDON, Feb. Minister Neville Cham- berlain and his Eden-less cabinet today got down to drafting the terms for negotiations with Italy. They were thoroughly aware of a growing peril to the coal- ition government if they failed to match Premier Mussolini's famous ability as a bargainer. Chamberlain's new "talk with dictators'1 policy and the re- sulting resignation of Anthony Eden as foreign secretary from the labor party and trades union council a challenge the government sub- mit the issue to an immediate general election. The government now lias more than double the strength of the ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING7FEBRUARY. 24, Legion Group Boosts Rodeo Abilenians Tell Cities To North Of Local Show By HAKHY HOI.T Trekking through a rich agricul- ture section, saturated by torrential rains, the Parramorc post of the optimism over possible success of Britain's new departure with Mus- solini as they pointed out each side has a long list of objectives which, in themselves and in the order in which they were placed, offered ob- stacles. BRITAIN'S WISHES Britain's main conditions as llst- I. Withdrawal of Italian forces from Spain and the Balearic Is- American Legion, yesterday carried the goodwill banner boosting the V.'cst Boys Livestock show and world championship rodeo here March 1-3, into the territory north of Abikne. The delegation, accompanied by the Hatdin Simmons university mhal" con( Cowboy band, waded out of the ed b) comPelel" quarters are: soggiiKss into towns where enthu- sias.ii at an elevated position. Being tardy as much as. two hours in some places didn't dampen the receptive spirit as hundreds of folk turned out to meet the trippers. 2 STOPS CANCELLED Bad roads not only detained the troupers, but caused much back- and necessitated cancelling scheduled stops at Old Glory and Swenson. Stonewall county tornis not on paved roads have become almost isolated since the heaviest rains history for February. After a tour of Fisher county towns nnu retreat over Ihe same route, the weary trippers rolled in- to Hamlin in the two buses for lunch .Riid first parade of the day. Lunch was in the Model hotel din- ing room. Extending greetings of welcome there were Mayor Joe Culberson. W. C. (Ted) 'Russell, banker, E. Benson, chamber of cymimerce secretary, and W A C jostle. 1 JUBILANT mi the couditlo n of his heart "en- tirely sallsfaclor. f." They said he ijient a good night, iftcr rcccverlnr; from a second icrioiu attack C the day shortly :cforc midnight, and was free from opposition in the house of com- ons. As Chamberlain and his col- leagues worked on instructloas for Lord Perth, English ambassador to Italy, for the Anglo-Italian talks In Rome, political circles forecast an early approach to Germany on the lines of the bid for an understand- ing with Italy. Diplomatic quarters restrained 2. Reduction of Italy's forces in Libya. North Africa. 3. Cessation of Italy's anti-Brit- ish propaganda In Ihe near east. 4. Some agreement on naval armament in the Mediterranean. o. Italian recognition of British iommercial interests In Spain. 0. Possibly an Italian understand- ing to establish Emperor Halle Selassie of Ethiopia, who fled his country when the Kalians con- quered It in 1335-36. as a puppet em- porer over at least former domain. a part of his Ethiopl May 9, which 1536. Italy 2 Some form of neutralization of both Suez canal and the strait of See BRITISH, Pg. 5, Col. 7 Fire Doused Twice Same Day in Truck Lightning may never strike in same plocc twice but fire did yesterday. At p. m. Abilene firemen received an alarm to go to the ICO block on Cypress. A fire in the delivery truck of Joseph company, beauty and barber supplies, was quenched with a lire extinguisher. No damage resulted. Twenty minutes after the fire department received another alarm to go to North Fourth and Ash. It wns the same truck flames ngain blazing from the engine. Again the blaze was put out with a fire extinguisher No damage resulted. Owners and firemen were still at last night as to the ori- gin of the fires. Railroad Hearing At Brady Today BRADY, Feb. railroad commission bearing scheduled here for tomorrow will consider apnlici- tion of the Santa PC railway for readjustment of its present train service In the San Saba and Me- nnrd districts. The application will ask speclfi- CAlly for curtailment of the Gulf, Colorado, and Snnta Fe train serv- ice In the San Saba district from daily, except Sunday, to trl-weekly. and ask pemisslon to establish dally, except Saturday, service for the Mennrd district. North Texan Dies PARIS, Feb. E. Os- born. 67. foimrr director of the North Texas Publishing company, and a well known business man] died nt his home here today. Fu- neral services will be held here to- morrow at 3 p. m. REELECTED W. H. FREE Chairman of A. C, C. lioard. ACC Directors Open Drive Io Endow School Donate Nucleus Of Ten Named To Board Trustees of Abilene Christian col- lege voted unanimously Wednesday PRICE 5 CENTS TASTE OF OWN WAR- Jap Island Attacked From Air Japan Recalls Officers In Army Shakeup Gov't Reported Dissatisfied With War's Progress (SHANGHAI, Feb. 23. Japan's widely extended expedi- tionary on nearly all by the hard fighting Chinese, werj prodded forward today after a Jiastic stake-up of high command- ing officers. bTUHCOKX UESISTAXCE In the air as well as on Hit ground the Japanese encountered resistance which threat- ened io prolong their costly inva- sion of China indefinitely. In eifort to start the Japanese vsr rolling ajaln. General Shunraiu Haia tool; command ol forir-i in Ilio Shanghai Nanking area, General I'.vane Mat- sui. Hata had been inspec- tor of military education in Japan. Tiie ether two offers reralled to Tokyo Lieutenant General Priiics Yashuhiko Asaka, comman- der of Ihe Japanese fore? that cap- tuicd Kanking, and Lieutenant Gen- eral commander of tl'.e Hangchow bay landing forcj opera.ins south of Shanghai. (Prince Asaka head of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family.) to launch a. campaign for funds with which they proposed to es- tablish an endowment for the in- stitution. Ten new members were added and j VAf.l.i-: EXPi.ANATlON oil officers of th? board rejtetjci. The Japanese described the It was Ih? ACC trustees' amvia! change as a revised organization of the iir.iiy designed to meet the new situation under command of Gen- eral Hsta." They said the "second meeting. As nucleus for fund, the college the endowment board members themselves subscribed approximate- ly in cash and pledges. W. H. Free, as president of the trustees, presided for the annual sesion. other officers, all renamed, are E. D. Chambers of Glenn, Tex., B. Sherrcd of Lubbock and 'o. L! Jennings of Abilene, vice-presidents; and Hollis L. Manly o[ Abilene, sec- retary-treasurer.' Elected as hew'trustees were Otto Sosebee and Judge Omar T. Burle- son of Anson, E. S. Lee of Spur. G. W. Cox of Canyon, R. M. Pyeall ol Clyde, Crutcher Scott of Abilene, Dr. Chester Callan of Rotan, M. L. Hays Jr.. of Mission, .Tex.. W. F. Hej] of Midland and Dr. Stanley Whlfacre of San Antonio. Two of the new Uoard members, Scott and Pyeatt, were here for the annual ACC lectureship and joined in the latter part at the meeting. Five of the new trustees are ex- students or graduates of the Burleson, Pyeatt, Scott, Callan and Hays. Scott is president of the cx- association and Cox is president of the ACC Mothers' and Dads' club. Reports of J. p. Cox. ACC presi- dent, and various standing com- mittees also were heard at the trustees' session. Attending the annual meeting were Free, Jennings. Sherrcd. Man- ly. R. L. Cooner of Goldthwaitc, Clyde Echols of Abilene, G. C. Hel- vcy of Abilene, Wade Jones of Childress, S. A. Bacon of Abilene, Raleigh Martin of Lubbock. J. E. Mauley of Abilene. J. B. McOiniy of Terrell, George Pepper of Sweet- water, C. A. Wade of Sweetwater, and J. W. Watson ol Colorado. phase of hostilities" to carry out Japan's objectives in China had be- gun. (In Tokyo, the war departmentd- clined to elaborate on reasons for the changes but it was known the army for time has been highly dissatisfied the slow progress made, especially in the campaign to seize th3 I.unshal railway.) Tobacco Spitting Champion Crowned BRADV, Feb. 23 A new champion was acclaimed Wednes- day Brady whet) Bill Gay Kin- ncrly stepped up to the line with a jawbreaker chew of tobacco, aimed at and hit a new pine board 261 (eet away. The contest was held :-.idcr spon- sorship of Dhelas (Slick) Rccd. Brady Standard columnist. Retired Newsman's Condition Critical Condition of E. H. Kiefer, retired West Texas newspaper publisher, was about the same last night with no improvement. Attendants at the Kcndrlcfc Memorial hospital said he was considered critically ill. Kiefer suffered a stroke Saturday at the home of his sisier and broth- er-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. George S. Anderson, with whom he was re- siding. At one time he was one of the 'owners of the Abilene Reportcr- Nes-s. His son, H. I. the edi- torial staff of the Lubbock Ava- lanche-Journal, arrived in Abilene yesterday to be at the bedside. Area Scout Leaders Gather In Lubbock LUBBOCK, Feb. 23 Boy scout leaders from eight cities met here today and discussed an ela- borate program of senior boy scout activity in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Attending the conference were leaders from Abilene, Amarlllo, El Pa.'o. Pampa, San Angclo, Sweet- water and Roswell, N. M. The Weather ViriMTV: rat i 2 Trainmen Kffled InEastex Wreck SKREVEFORT. L.i. Feb. 23-f-r. mm were killed when ,1 KRIIMS city southern train was wreckfd toriiy rank centlal Dut hf would have sp McNulfs statcmpnts. by every tradition of An nnrt "purely social." made no KCi-ct i-i die ambitions they hold fnr mm. of (he fact today's rvr-nt wi.i- iirrrelcd to nrcscnt him to the as .1 n.illonal figure of top er- The by McNutfs teat! politics, the offlc; socks the man nnd not Ihe man the ollicc. It i s considered poltticnlly danserous "as a reception given political supporter. Senator Mintoji .About ?700 hivitc-d. Tiic inniatlouj went to cabinet if: a uubiic artmtelon "llttlc I ambition, at least this far ranXiiis army and navy rjffi of the (-section But Mc.Vutfs m.fck any to call today's reception non-politt- ecu. members of the democratic Ste McXUTT, ff, 5, fol. 3 NOW JAPS KNOW HORROR OF ATTACK LIKE THIS This graphic picture, taken from an observation plane es the Japanese bombed a Chinese military atrdome at Hankow, shows how the unfortunate earth appears to men who fly the Nipponese bombers. But yesterday the tables were turn- ed when Japan became the victim of an air raid for the first time In history. Chinese fliers soared over the Island of Formosa, klllng at least eight and inflicting heavy property losses. In the picture note the great clouds of smoke and dust arising from the ground as almost countless bombs ex- plode. Such expeditions have caused great loss of life and tremendous damage In the war. CHANCELLOR ON Austro Tension Grows STRIKES ON Oil DEVELOPMENT IN ABILENE AREA Oil developments in the Abi- lene area yesterday attracted attention on four points. Five miles east Of Hawley in the Centerltne area, the Walter K. Jones No. 1 Neas flowed by heads to assure Jones county of its eighth oil field. Shallow production in the Ivy pool was spread by the Iron Mountain No. 1 Beck, which drilled plugs and made a short flow. A new pool was opened north- east of Lueders in western Shackelford county by the Charter Oil Gas company No. 1 A. J. Swenson. Treatment with acid next on schedule for the Hal Hughes et al No. I Polndexter, deep Cal- lahan county discovery near Oplin, after tubing had been run under oil pressure to keep the well under control. Complete details of the welli may be found on page 3. Czechs Said Ready To Defend Selves Assertion Made By Army Chief PR AHA. Feb. 23. Czecho- slovakia is ready to defend herself against sudden attack without wait- Ing for outside help, the chief of the general staff raid today. The republic's whole defense plan. General Ludwig Jan Krcjcl c.vpiain- cd. Is based on realizations that wars now begin without declarations and move with swiftness because of airplanes and motorized troops. He did not mention Germany but there has been uneasiness here since Chancellor Adolf Hitler Sunday pro- claimed protection of German noritles in central Europe. It would be a long time octorc ef- fective help could be expected from allies, the general said, adding that "our task is to hold off Ihe enemy 'I without oiitsltie help during the first phase of the fighting." "For this purpose." he stated, "a far flung system of fortifications is Fulton Vacated In Wake Of Flood Residents Seek Safety In Hills FULTON. Ark.. Feb. Frightened residents of this historic little town In the southwestern cor- ner of Arkansas moved to the hills today while the turbulent Red river gained on workmen fighting to save a mile stretch of levee. Evacuation of the town's 533 resi- dents began In earnest when army engineers announced they would not guarantee to hold the levee after dark. The river gauged 35.5 feet at noon, 11.5 feet above flood stage, and was mounting toward a pre- dicted crest of between 38 and 40 feet by Feb. 2o "if the levees hold." The previous high water mark here was 35.6 feet in 1927. The Red already has smashed four levees near Index. 20 miles west of Fulton, and one levee on the south side of the river, across from the town. fcing erected along our borders. These should give our possible ene- mies reason to ponder whether plans of brutal aggression would have any fUK In WOShinQTOn chance of success." Brownsville Preps For Big Celebration BROWNSVILLE. Feb. Friends pawed by friends sometimes without recognition here today on the eve of a four-day celebration of Charro Days" which had men hid- den behind masses of whiskers and women bedecked In Latin-American finery. More thnii half the adult nislcs have cultivated moustaches and beards. Officials estimated least 7.000 persons "ill be In cos'.umc lor the fiesta. WASHINGTON, Feb. Prc.'irlem Roosevelt returned to the White House tonight from a visit to Hyde Park. N. Y.. He was met by liis son and secretary'. James. Precautions Fear Violence On Eve Of Talk' By Schuschnigg VIENNA, Feb. 23. precautions were redoubled In Aus tria tonight as nervousness mountet on the eve of Chancellor Kurt Schuschnlgg's speech explaining hi side of the new Austro-Oermai. agreement which generated one ol the gravest crises in the history of this once gay republic. Increased security measures re suited from fear of even greate, political demonstrations following the speech than have been stagec since Schuschntgg and Reichsfueh rer Adolf Hitler met at Berchtcs gadcn Feb. 12. Seven foreign countries Includlni the United States, arranged tj broadcast the speech scheduled be fore the. government diet at 1 p. m (noon, C. S. T.) tomorrow. Schuschnigg Is expected to relate as Hitler did In a speech at Berlii last Sunday, events leading tip L the agreement which compelled th< Austrian chancellor to admit nazl influence Into his cabinet after four years of opposition. WORKERS' SUPPORT A rcsoiution supporting Scliusch- ntgg in the crisis aiising from the pact has been signed by 1.000.000 Austrian workers. One Interpreta- tion was that this was a move by- socialists, monarchists and Jewish sympathisers to pool their forces against the feared advance of najl power in Austria. A fatherland front source said the chancellor might proclaim R plebiscite in his Thursday speech Ste VIENNA. PC. 5, Col. Z Second Nippon Isle In Danger Of Chinese Raid Sfno Bombers Take Conflict To Enemy Soil TOKYO. Feb. (Japanese news agency) dispatches from Fukuoka today re- Ported twelve Chinese bombers were approaching Kyushu, one of the main Japanese Islands. The Dome! dispatch said the ap- iroach of Chinese planes was re- ported by Fukuoka defense head- Quarters, about 500 miles west and south of Tokyo. NORTH OF FORMOSA Kyushu Island, southernmost ol Ihe main Japanese isle, is 750 miles north of the Island of Formosa which Chinese warplanes raided yesterday, Inflicting numerous cas- ualties. That raid was the first air at- tack suffered by Japan In the em- pire's history. Air raid warnings were sounded throughout north Kyushu, and also In YamaguchI province, across the straits from Kyushu. Nagasaki, Kysushu's principal porl with a population of 21irOOQ, wal warned of the approaching planes. The isports said the 12 bomber! acompanifd by pursuit planes wsrt sighted flying eastward at high .Ulludo. It was understood the planej winging their way toward Japan came from Hangchow, Japanese- held city, 11C miles south of Shang. Raiders would have to cross about 500 miles of Yelow to reach Japan from China. .The Formosa government general reported eight persons were killed! and 29 Injured in attacks on Tal- hoku, capllal near the northern tip of the Island, and Shlncblku cin. the "nrWjj miles fast of trfc southeastern coit of was ceded to Japan by chins in 1895 as a.result of tie Chinese-Japanese war of 1891-95. SOVIET MADE PLANES (Dispatches'from Hankow vari- ously said TO or 36 Russian-made planes flown by pilots of undisclos- ed nationality conducted the at- tacks from a base somewhere on China's southeast coast. (Chinese reports said M Japanese airplanes, two hangars and a, gaso- line storage plant were destroyed .at the Talhoku air base and heavy damage Inflicted on strategic points on the western shore of Formosa. (They said the raiders' attack} probably was a "forerunner of sim- ilar raids to come." (Previous reports have said a "lorelgn legion of the air" contain- ing American, Russian, British and French volunteers was Hying for the Chinese.) Carrynlg the Chinese-Japanese conflict to Japanese soil for the first time, the raiders struck at the air base on the outskirts of Tal- hoku at II a. m., dropping ten bombs. An army communique reported there was an "obscure number" of planes which flew so high anti- aircraft batteries were unable to reach thtm. The news caused great excite- ment In Tokyo where the popula- tion had been told the imperial air force had complete control of the skies. Chief Unimproved Chief of Police T. A. Hackney was reported last night as showing no Improvement. Doctors made another examination yesterday but were un- able to give any definite diagnosis. Hackney has been confined to his bed since last Friday. Abilene Operator Is Beauty Ass'n Officer DALU1S. Feb. 23 Mrs. Winnie Minor o' Dallas was elected president of the Texas association of accredited beauty cnlturlsts at a meeting of delegates of the association tcday. Other named Included Mrs. May D. Risgin. Corpus and George Scoggins. Abilene, vice, presidents; B. L. Ncal. Wichita renamed secretary-treasurer. WHAT, NO Only Exhaustion Of Supply Halts Heated South Side Grocers'Fruit Price War Banana sales were brisk Wednes- day afternoon on South Second street. Two Rroccrs. on opposite sides of street, engaged for a time In a price war which brought customers flock- Ing into their stores. At one time bananas sold as cheaply as two dozen for a nickel. Competition promised, to send thn price down to a penny a the supply was exhausted. .The price jar began early In the day when one grocer offered ban- anas for a cent a dozen. His competitor posted a 10- price. Back across the street, Grocer No. 1 made it two dozen for 15 cents. Grocer No. 2 retaliated with a half cent ccnlj a dozen. The tide turned again, and bananas cost ctnts a down. Then Grocer No. 2 made i'. two dozen for a nickel. That was the low mark for the day. but Grocer No. 1 was painting a sign reading "Bananas. One Cent a Dozen" and his competitor had in mind giving a dozen to each customer who en- ter his door. But for the supply's giving out, each might have been paying cus- tomers to carry bananas away, premium. No Group Auctioning Of Boys' Livestock Individual Sale Chance Promised There will be no group auction- Ing of livestock at the .boys' live- stock show In Abilene March 1, 2 and 3. members of the auction commit Ice of the West Tesas Fair association said Wednesday. Information had previously been issued from the chamber of com- merce office and published by Wed- nesday morning's on strength ol this information, that a large portion of (he slock shown would be auctioned in lots. C. M. Ca Id veil, speaking for the committee, raid that neither he nor the other Is Ackers and J. M. arranged such plan of sale. All boys showing winning calves will be given op- portunity to auction the animals In- dividually, said CaWwell. C. M. Carter will be auctioneer. More than 50 calves will be put up. The committee reported that a large number of buyers had been contacted, and that they had agreed to be on hand at the auction to keep bidding hot. Confidence was expressed that the calves will sell for more than market price. "We fed that the boy who has worked hard on his calf and fat- tened him should receive g prem- said Caldwell. He urged, how- ever, that the boys have their calves In good condition If they ex-' peeled buyers to purchase Ihcm ;