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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas w Abilene Reporter -Betts; WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. U'E vnilK wan; n v AC- n VOL. AnotiUti (An E SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Assails ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, PAGES Tolled DRAWING MRS. M'CRAW INTO SENATE PROBE CENSURED BY COLLIE, COMMITTEE MEMBER DALLAS, Feb. of T. J. Holbrook of Galvcslon, chairman of the senate Investigat- ing committee, for asertedly sub- iwenaing Mrs. William McCraw's bank jiccount wltliont n vole of Ihe committee was' voiced today by Sen, Wilbourne B. Collie of East- land. Collie said Holbrook had the au- thority to issue thc subpoena but in matters of such importance it was customary for all committee- men to bo consulted. At Galvcslon Senator Holbrook declined to comment, saying he knew nothing of the charges. A demand for the accounts of Attorney General McCraw and his wife and McCraw's hot retort sup- plied Ihe high spot of the commit- tee's three-day session here. It was generally reported that Senator Albert Stone of Brcnham, R. A. Weinert of Scguin and Col- SKNATOH COI.I.iE lie, constituting a majority of the committee, did not know the sub- poenas had been issued until after- wards. "I would have opposed calling for Mrs. McCraw's Collie said, "Just as I oppose looking into tile purely affairs of other private citizen. I think we shcuM Invwtlgate only specific matters which might affect the public welfare.1' It appeared doubtful that Ihe Investigators would Interrogate Mc- Craw at length next Wcdnesdaj concerning his finances even though he perslslts In his desire to appsar before them. Sen Joe L Hill of frequent critic of NfcCraw, said numerous wit- nesses had been subpoenaed to an- pear at that time In connection with (he continuing inquiry into acts of Land Commissioner William H. McDonald. SCHUSCHNIGG SPEAKS MIND- Chancellor Defies Nazis Avows Austria To Remain Free Diet Told Accord With Hitler Was Move For Peace Jly The Associated Press VIENNA. Feb. 3-1. Chancellor Kurt Eclwschnisff tonight dedicated himself to a relentless fight to pre- serve Austrian independence which lie said Germany unmistakably had guaranteed. Addressing the diet he defiantly proclaimed "Austria must remain Austria" and declared thai since il- legal political activity in thc na- tion was finished for all time the Atistrifm mission nov: was to de- velop her own independent iife. FREEDOM GtMIIANTKED Austria's ir.depcr.dti.'je, he cliired, as botli Austrians nnd Ger- mans listened to an international broadcast of his speech, was guar- anteed by chancellor Acloll Hitler of Germany, by the Austro-Ger- nian friendship accord or July 11, 1936, anil the agreement which he and Hitler reached Feb. 12 in their Berchtesgaden, conference. Scliuschnigg called the. agree- ment with Hitler a "milestone to- ward peace'1 and an assurance Aus- tria may preserve her sovereignty. He said it merely was an exten- sion and confirmation of the friend- ship accord and each agreement, he insisted, contained: 1. German guarantee of Aus- trian independence. 2. A commitment by each sov- ermnent to refrain from interfer- ing in the internal affairs of the other. POLICY 3. An Austrian promise thai her policies always would be based on recognition of the fact that Aus- tria a German state. 4. Clarification of Austria's role In the Rome protocols alliance among Austria. Italy and Hungary. 5. Agreements on practical measures to bring about internal pacification. In blunt phrases, the scholarlv chancellor flouted German efforts to make a one-party, Nazi state out of Austria. HAS BABY BACK Mrs. Fred McCalister had her baby back again after it had been held for live of his eight months by a neighbor as sc-' curily for a S16 board bill in Carlisle, fa. A judge ordered tho child returned, saying. "Yon cannot put a lien on flesh and blooci." -Sec AUSTlil.y l-r. 5, Col 4 Rumanians Approve New Constitution BUCHAREST, Feb. tnaman voters mmvhelmtngly ap- proved King carol's new constitu- tion drsstically centering power In the crown nt an oral plebiscite to- uEiy. WM unofficially announced M67 per cent of thc voters approved tne new constitution fav- oring ami 4.4U opposing Coleman Show Defies Weather Trickham 4-H Boy Shows Champion Hereford Steer By HARRY HOLT COLEMAN, Feb. than Coleman counti.ins, mostly stockmen, today braved clinging cold weather for. the fifth annual FFA and 4-H Boys Livestock show that exceeded nil previous events in size and quality. snow and rain during 'the pnsl ten days to cause best seasonal conditions in sometime. Top honors wont to Talmadgc McClaskey Jr., IC-year-olri Trick- ham 4-11 club boy. who showed n cherry-red Hereford steer from the Largcnt fc Stevens herd lo grand championship. McClaskey a third year feeder, walked away with the blue ribbon in thc miik-led division and coaster! to thc high Sec COI.EM.VV. PC. 5, Ihe Weather AM VtV.ST T1AAS: viri.Mrv.- MF'XK p'i r ciul puritan; nipcmlnrr J 1101.11 in I! 4.1 N.w I'luriT trniprrnlmi 17-3V Rodeo Advance Guard Blows In College, Abilene Days Are Set By Fair Directors Cowboys from all over the West began hitting Abilene Thursday in preparation for the World Cham- pionship rodeo that opens here Tuesday. Stub Bartlemay of Arlington, Ore- gon. a bronc rider, reported to Kuck Siblcy, rodeo director, that he had come directly to Abilene from the Tucson rodeo. He told Siblcy that several other riders in the Arizona event had told him they were plan- ning to make the Abilene show as the first in their circuit through Texas. 'Also on hand yesterday at the fair grounds were Roy and Bruce Ross of Sayre. Oklahoma, a couple of bnlldoggers; Jim Tabot of Silver City, New Mexico, bronc rider; Tom Hogan of Tulsa.bulldoggcr: and Bud Cook of Long Beach, Calif. Also arriving In Abilene late Thursday were California Frank and Mamie Francis, two of the stunt performers. Beard of directors of the West Texas Fair asociation convened Thursday lo make final arrange- ments for the event. A -iO-cent rate for children's ticket was adopt- ed. to apply to boys and girls of high school age and younger. Wednesday ivas designated as Col- lege Day. At performances that day college students may attend for cents, provided the lickcts are bought at school. Thursday. was designated as Abi- lene Day. At their noon luncheon the Lions club agreed to dispense with its nest weekly session in order to make that day Lions Club Dav too. Arrangements were approved whereby parking space within the grounds will be provided at a cost Sec KOOEO, Pf. S, Col 5 Mrs. McCraw Joins Hubby In Capital WASHINGTON1. Feb. 24 Mrs. William McCraw. wife of the Texas attorney general, arrived to- day by plane to Join her husband. McCraw, attending hearings be- fore the house Judiciary committee, said he did not know his wife was contemplating the trip, and was surprised when she walked Into the committee room this afternoon. Mrs. McCraw said she talked with her husband by phone last night and became worried over his health. Siie said she tleridcd after midnight lo make the trip. She said she would remain with him during the hearings "to see that he docs not overwork.'1 Believed Near Doctors Despair Of Hope For Aged Army Commander TUSCON, Ariz., Feb. Gcn. John J. Pershing, dauntless leader of America's world war forces was failing rapidly tonight and members of Ihe family who came tearfully from lite bedside Indicated the end was near. HEART IRREGULAR A bulletin Issued by his staff of three physicians at p. m. said Ills heart was very irregular and his blood pressure rapidly approach- ing it "critical low level." "The general's coma the bulletin said. "Although he was semi-conscious for a short period lie Is failing rapidly." Elaborating en the official bul- letin. Dr. Roland Davlson said: "With the very rapid progress of ailment against him, I doubt if he can last very long." The specialists labored to keep his stout heart beating. Throughout the day the stern, gray-haired commander grew stead- ily weaker, lit1? heart becoming more faint and his strength fading. Three physicians, Dr. Roland Davlson, Col. s. U. Marrlctta and Dr. Verne Mason, remained In con- stant attendance. Miss May Pershing, an only sis- ter, and General Pershing's son, Warren, passed In and out of the room where the world war com- mander lay !n a coma. Finally they paced up and down outside the room. One of the phy- sicians cajmoned them: "Keep calm now. Don't get excited." Miss Pershing and Warren, who arrived only this morning from Palm Meach, Fla., were called to the bedside about 30 minutes be- fore the physicians disclosed the aging soldier was sinking. Sgt. c. C. Eheaffcr, the general's orfferly the past 10 years, emerged from the sick room with tears in his eyes. "We refuse to believe It is the he sobbed. All members of the family, in- a nephew of Palm Springs, calif., had been 10 the bedside at p, m. Cardenas Favors Air Bombing Ban MEXICO CITY, Fob 24 Wi _ President Luzaro Cardenas todav urged "popular direct sanctions" against nations or factions bombine unfortified cities in internalional or civil conflicts. Addressing the National Congress ol the confederation of Mexican Workers, President Cardenas termed air attacks upon civil populations a crime against civilization" and wpposcti that the confederation akc the lead In summoning an in- ternational conference to devise methods to carry out the sanctions Vinccnte Tolcdano Lombardo. secre- ary-gcncra! of the confederation, in a later speech said such a confer- ence would be called at once. Brownsville Fere Gets Underway BROWNVILLE, Feb. brilliant display of fireworks open- ed Brownsville's four-day charro days celebration tonight as gally- coslumed dancers swung into the grand ball. Estimated at 15.000. the rollick- ng charros and China poblana niildcns, buccaneers of the Span- sh main, Latin-American dandies ind feno.-ltas In Spanish shawls inri mantillas Ihronged Ihe city nnrl moved nboul to the guitar neloriies of strolling troubadours. Seek Rules Change FORT WORTH. Feb. 'etition lo revue thc field rules of he Harper pool o: Eclor county was taken unrier advisement by thc Texas railroad commission after a icarinj here today. It was proposed n the petition that future drilling n the pool be restricted to one test o 20 acres and that the method and ength of time In taking Ihe lals be changed. DESPITE GLASS'ECONOMY NIRB's Three Million Appropriation Left Intact WASHINGTON. Ffb. A S2.9j5.COO appropriation for thc labor board emerged intact from a senate storm today despite demands for "economy" and a chnrge that the boards activities were a "na- tional discracr." An appropriations c o ui m 111 c e hearted by Senator Glnw (U-Va) had oil for salaries and expenses, as well as SW.OOQ for printing, from the bill, hut the 'enale restored thc sums after hear- ing pleas not to "cripple" thc board's Glass led the (isM for economy although lie told Ihe senate when he asked for a "We shall not be crc.illy surpris- cd. or greatly disappcinled, if Ihe committee is overriiltlcn In this In- stance." Glass nimed n few pointed rc- marks n( the board's personnel, de- claring ilml "fffiiir of us did not want Hie board lo extend its ten- SENATOR GLASS tacles into every community In the United Stales." It remained for Senator Burke BER1JN. Feb.. even bigger .stake than domination of possibility oJ dynamiting Hie Franco-Russian al-< Hancc-Ioomed large on the nazi horizon tonight, os Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's followers celebrated the 18th anniversary of the nazi party. Czechoslovakia and her Sudeten German, minority for whom nazis have demanded auto- nomy, was shoved somewhat into the background of the rapidly shifting European diplomatic stage. MUST MAKE CHOICE Pointing their editorials at tho British swing to cooperation with See HITLER, PB. 5, Col 3 Charges Britain Double-Crossed US WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. The old phrase "perfidious alblST resounded today on Capitol Hill, where Britain took a tongue-lashing deciding to dicker with fascism. By "going along with dictator- Rep. Kopplemann (D-Conn) said, England had "double-crossed" the United States. He asertcd. Prime Minister Neville Chamber- lain's move for immediate conver- sations with Italy showed this country could no longer depend on Britain. Rep. McGrsth (D-Cal) was quick to reply that Britain couldn't censured, considering HID fact that! the United Slates has grown mark- ed distaste for joining with her, or any other nation, in an alliance. 26 Wells, 7 Tracts Brought In Eastex DALLAS, Feb. Refining company officials said to- day the company is purchasing 28 ol! wells and seven tracls in Ihe East Texas field. The. sale Involves one of the of under contract to bo f is being acquired from .n Liberty Oil company (Toddle L. Wynne, HERALDING NEW Street Parade, Citywide Open House To Mark Merchants' Spring Fashion Show Prelude to spring. Abllene's own prc-searon greeting, win be the city- wide open house and downtown street parade Monday evening. Actually, spring doesn't begin until and merchants have promised unu- sual arrangements and values In new merchandise. Thc parade will form at the Tay- lor county court house, move west to Chestnut, north to the Pine L uvblli UUIIL I UJ XJ II I, nOrlll IO 1116 rUlC the vernal equinox. March 21. but as street underpass, north on ine to as.styles it has been spring North Fourth, east to Cypress, south since the day after New Year's. Opening sun for the parade will be fired at 7 o'clock, when thc city's four bands will be featured filonp with riders, officials and stars of Ihe Abilene Rodeo to Following the parade, beginning at o'clock, stores will unveil their windows and open their doors for a two and a half hour open house. Spring fashions In appaiel And home furnishings will be displayed, on Cypress to North First. Riding at the head of (he parade! will be Will Watson, mounted on de white horse belonging to Hardln-Simmons university Cowboy band. The Coivboy band, the Abi- lene high school Eagle band, the McMnrry Indian band, (lie Waft Wahtaysce drum corps o{ MeMurry and the Abilene Christian collega Wildcat band will play. Members of girls' pep sqiisds likely will parada ;