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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas m Abilene t, VOL. LVII, NO. 293. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FKJENDS OR FOES, W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1938. TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONT Hostile Public Protest Mars Nazi-Anglo Talk London Crowd Heckles While Halifax, Yon Ribbentrop Seek Understanding LONDON, March Ehouting crowds heckled Joachim von Ribbentrop, Germany's new foreign min- ister, today as he sought with Britain to form a peaceful part- nership in the face of increasing European unrest. Von Ribbentrop and Viscount Halifax, British foreign sec- retary, conferred at the foreign office for more than two hours, while a crowd of demonstrators outside grew from 30 to 500. Both before and after the meeting, Von Ribbentrop had to brave the crowd which surged against reinforced police lines, shouting "Get out, Ribben- and other taunts. Some greeted him with the commun- ist clenched fist salute. TALK TOriC SECKET What the former wine salesman and the British peer, both new as their governments' foreign minis- ters, discussed was concealed be- hind diplomatic secrecy. Reliable sources, however, said that the conference was inconclu- sive snd that gaunt Halifax- was disappointed with his [trst big effort as chief ol Whitehall's fore- Ign policy. He was understood especially dis- illusioned about Austria. Moved by Ihe boldness of Auslrla's Cliancellor Kurt Schuschnisg In resisting Ger- man encroachment, Lord Halifax was said to have expressed hope there would be no outside Interfer- ence in Austria's plebiscite Sunday. Von Ribbentrop. Ihese sources said, flatly refused to commit hlm- telf. TIME RIPE The British, at whose request von Ribbentrop was said to have con- ferred ot this time, apparently were convinced that the moment was not ripe for the ministers' negotiations. But Germany's insistent demand for return ot her war-lost colonies times the size ol the father- swiftly moving develop- ments across the English channel gave them wide scope, France, the democratic ally lo whom Britain looks .for help' in friendly European family, was 1 the midst of a new 'cabinet crisis and beset by trying financial and social problems. Italy, tied to Germany in the Rome-Berlin axis but also launched on friendship negotiations with Bri- tain, was examining her own posi- tion in a meeting of fascist grand council. First reports In diplomatic cir- cles of the Rome talks between the Earl of Perth. British ambassador to Italy, and Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister, were des- cribed as "fairly encouraging." VONBIBBEXTROP Ranchers Warned Of Lean Years SAN ANTONIO. March Southwetsern cattlemen were warn- ed today to prepare in the years of plenty for the lean years "that will surely come again." Dwighl P. Keordan. president of the federal intermediate credit bank at Houston, said the men who "reach the top are (he ones who can remember the hard lessons that hard times taugnt. "No cattlemen can- hope to realize a net profit every year of his slmpiy is not thai kind of business." Houston was awarded the next meeting. Connolly To Give First FSA Check DALLAS. March States Senator Tom Germany, will present tiic ;irst farm serurliy ad- manlaratlon to a Texas ten- ant here Saturday. Clarence Clark, of Van Zandt county, will become second tenant In the United States to receive :'.K assistance. C. M, Evans, regional FSA director, snirt. Hold f heir Own Loans Continue Gain, Report Of March 7 Shows Continued healthy condition of business here was mirrored In re- ports Issued yesterday by Abilene banks upon call of the comptroller of .currency for statements as of March 7. Deposits In the Farmers fc Mer- chants National nnd citizens Na- tional banks had fallen but four- lenths of one per cent since De- cember 31. 1S37. Loans which had gained In the twelve- month period ending December 31. registered a further expansion of nearly 6 per cent, amounting lo Olher p.-rtlncnt Items in the statements Included: PRICE 5 CENTS Housing Sought For Classes Of Snyder School Loss Placed At In Early Morning Blaze SNYDER, March 10 Snyder was working tonight to re- store order out ol the confusion brought the public school system by a fire Thursday at dawn. The school toard held two long sessions, one In the afternoon and one tonight, to arrange for continu- ance of the school term In tem- porary quarters. Today stu- dents were unable to attend classes. Engineers today were examining the high school wing of the school planUhe least damaged portion. If they find H safe, part ot the classes ivlll probably meet there. All of Snyder's churches have offered their buildings to tlie school board, and several nearby com- munities have offered to share their plants. A fire of undetermined orgin swept through the J150.0M plant just after 6 o'clock this morning. About two-thirds of the estimated loss was covered by In- surance. SPREADS FAST Flames were first discovered In the middle of the grammar school wing. The flre spread swiftly de- spite prompt action by the Snyder fire department volunteers. Hours of work by the firemen, under di- rection of Chief N. W. Aulry, who Is also a member of the school board, brought the flames under control. Classrooms and the admin- istrative offices in the high school wing were saved, while worst damage was done to the grammar wing. Connecting the two wing s was the auditorium and laboratories also gutted by lire. Besides the building itself, equip- ment In the structure represented a large sum. The school was mod- ernly equipped, its conveniences In- cluding and Inler room public speaking system. SWEETWATER AIDS The Snyder fire department used fcoth.-lts trucks, and a third arrived from The heavy'loss came wffks after Snyder had received 20 per cent good fire record credit from the state. Insurance adjusters will be in Snyder Friday to examine' the ruins. Tiie first part or the large brick building was finished in 1923 at a cost of In ]9J5 a bond issue of financed construc- tion ot the high school section. Dr. J. c. Hicks, school board president, said 'tonight that class work will be resumed Monday, al- though plans have not been defi- nitely made. C. Wedgeworth, veteran Snydcr school superintendent, lay In a bed In Snyder general hospital while the school burned a few blocks away. He Is under treatment for a serious knee injury suffered in a highway accident cast of Sweet- n-ater Saturday night on his was home from a convcnlion oC school administrators in Atlantic City, N J. FEAR TERRORISM, SABOTAGE Plebiscite Call Embroils Austria WAS FIRST SOCIALIST PREMIE R- Attempts To Form New French Cabinet PAHIS, March 10 (ffj icon Blum, France's first socialist pre- mier, tonight tried to form a new cabinet to succeed the resigned gov- ernment of radical-socialist Cam- ille Chautemps. Chautemps resigned today because the chamber of deputies refused to vote him full financial and econ- omic decree powers. The 65-year-old Blum, who head- ed the first people's (ront govern- ment from June 4, 1938, to June 21, 1937, accepted the task of forming a new cabinet as the leader at the largest party In the chamber. It became known tonight that the communists, who with the soc- ialists and radical-socialists make up the people's front, had agreed for the first time to enter the cabinet LEON BLUM since the coalition was constituted. Blum obtained a promlie from the radical-socialists through thel leader, Edouard Daladler, to "con- sider" members hip .in a minlstrj where extremists were represented He was forced to mark time over- night however when they decided to meet again tomorrow before giv- ing him a definite answer. Political leaders urged speedy con- stitution ot a new government particularly because of two factors: 1. The floating of the 000 franc (currently approximate- ly national defense loan scheduled for Monday neces- sitated domestic calm. 2, Austria's plebiscite set for Sunday demanded a united French nation In the International field. IN SPEEDY PROCEDURE-- Market Ex Leader Billed Whitney Faces Larceny Charge Spur Soil Expert Tolal of resources of Die two banks up Ihe beginning ol Hie year. Deposits in the local banks, com- bined, amounted to at Sec BANK DEPOSITS, rS- 8, Col. 6 The Weather A. ;i.. w.fril.iv; Liquor Convictions Bring In Fines Two Whites And Mexican Guiity Five 5100 fines were assessed! Ihrce Abilene men, two white and one Mexican, in county court Thursday for liquor law violations A Jury found O. P. Colltim BUlUy of selling liquor and lined him and court costs. In another case Colhim pleaded guilty before the court and accepted a fine ot and cosUs. Pleading guilty of possession o[ whiskey for purpose of sale. J. M W.iltrip was fined 4100 and costs In each of two cases. Domingo Garcia, Mexican, plead- td guilty boforc Judge Ue n. York 51 operating an open saloon and friM fined JIM nnd costs. Cases were Vought by the liquor :ontrol board, which obinlned cvl- lencc with the assistance of Con- Hable W. T. McQuary. county At- Esco Walter represented the PLAJMVIEW, J'arch IO.-WV- Tlie soil Itself Is the best place to store water, R. E. DIckson, super- intendent ot the spur experiment substation, said today at, the close of the Irrigation conference here DIckson safc that preliminary es imatcs of storage cost In cer- tain Texas reclamation dams was 512 pjr acre-foot and that this nad been raised subsequently At Spur series of syrup pan terraces has been constructed, dls- ributing the run-off water from 1300 adjacent acres at cost of per acre-foot of water util- ized. Pennsylvania Nitro Explosion Kills 2 BRADFORD. Pa.. Marcl, -Two men were blown to their aeMiis today by an explosion which nrs.royed a nitroglycerine planl at nearby Lafayette, leaving but a huge hole In Ihe earth. The dead were [Jan H. Mc- quecney. president of the Eastern Products Glycerine company, owner PARTIES TO LAST -Card Bridge Deck May Reach City Soon; Advance Notice Received By Store new in the ror brldsc avc cv" tccn colors hh Local Teachers To Area Parley Oil Belt Group To Open 2-Day Meet At Sweetwqter Abilene school officials will leave this afternoon for opening' sessions of the annual Oil Belt Teachers conference in Sweetwater. Supt. L. E. Dudley will head a party which tmakes the trip first. He will appear on the program of a section meeting for superinten- dents and principals. Others will be H. S. Fatherree, assistant sup- reintendent; Bryon England, high" school principal; and W. D. Gul- iedge and Joe Humphrey. Humphrey, assistant high school speak at a dinner tonight, which is expected to draw still more school executives and teachers. The Abilene delegation will be Joined in sweetwater tomorrow by other school representativs, among them factulty members from the city's three colleges. Others who will participate in conference programs and their section meetings: Geneile Jennings. Pearl Brown, and A. M. Carpenter of Hardtn- Simmons university, art section; Selma L. Bishop Annie Lee Wil- liams, Edith C. Smith and Alva L. Gray, .English section; Myrtle Trantham and E. C. Polk, foreign language section; Annie Bess Chambers, music section; W. K. Bentley, physical education sec- tion; Comer Clay, Hugh Price Fel- lows of McMurry college and Don Morris of Abilene Christian col- lege, speech arts section. Trocror Crushes La mesa n To Death UAMESA, March 10 C. Cumpton, about 60 was instantly killed this afternoon when crushed against the wall of a garage by a farm tractor he was cranking. The tractor was evidently in gear nnd as it started. plunged forward to pin Cump'.on against the wall. Mrs. Cumpton w.is stand- ing in the doorway of the garage and witnessed the accident. Cimipton lived on a Utni one mile west of Lamcsa. nnd had been a citizen of the county 35 years. Ke is survived by his wife, two children, three brothers nnd two j filters. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete, pending arrhal of daughter from El Paso. INDICTED KlCHAITo" story lo right.) Tracy, Rainer Award Winners Stars' Acting In Chinese And Sea Films Top 1937 HOLLYWOOD. Calif.. March 10 Rainer and Spencer Tracy were given the academy awards tonight for the best motion jlcture performances during 1937 Miss lUiner won Hollywood's commend a I Ion for her work in The Good and Tracy for ils performance in "Captain; Courageous." Fifteen thousand movie workers through the academy ol motion Race Not Entirely Vanished; B'wood Depuiy Nabs Indian BROWN'WOOD. March timers here will tell their listeners that the last Indian hunt In Brown county occurred some 70 yeats ago, but Deputy Constatfc O. M. Smith of Brownwood can dispute this bit of hlslorv He looked In- dian In the county receirlv. The Indian, about 50. trom an Arizona reservation, left a show troupe here several days ago Since then he had been staying In woods about six rillM southeast of Brownwood and had women of the community by calling at tlelr back doors for (ocd. The otfccr was notified and found the In- dian after considerable search. He had been lodged In couHy Jail on a vagrancy charge officers are wondering what lo do with him. Spencer Tracy Luisc Aanler picture arts and sciences, voted "The Life ci Emtle Zola" last year's most outstanding motion picture. Thirteen hundred. Hollywoodites. representing el! ranks of movie- making, gathered tonight for the banquet at which these and other wards, in the form of gold-plated called "Os- presented. Leo McCarey was voted Ihe year's best director for "The Awful Truth." Tlie best supporting nclrcss was voted to be Alice Brady for her role In Ihe picture. "In Old Chl- and Joseph Schlldkraut was given the award as the best sup- porting ncl'ir for his portrayal in The Life ol Emlie Zola." The trvlng G. Thalbcrg mem- orial aw.ud was given lo D.irryl Zanuck, production head of Twentieth Century-Fox, for the most consistent hlgli quality of production achievement by ati In- dividual producer. A special award in Ihe form of a miniature wooderi st.ttuetle was given to Edgar Pereen "for his outstanding comedy crcMIon Charley McCarthy." A sperhl award for outstanding service to the industrj- was given :o that "sympathetic, kindly, un- derstanding comedy Sennetl." Allegedly Misused Of Trust Account's Money HEW YORK, March Richard Whitney, five times presi- dent of the New York slock ex- change and during Wall street's years one of Its leaders spokesmen, late today Vis Indirted for grand larceny In the first degree. "The indictment was obtained by District Attorney Thomas E. Dew ey, lightning-iwllt rackets prose- cutor, his thin four, hours after SUte Attorney funeral John J, Bennett, Jr., hadljjven Dewey nec- essary approval. Whitney, tall and stem, with Harvard ana Groton accent, a yachtsman and member ot the city's most exclusive clubs, went with his nttorney, Charles H. Tut- tle, Republican leader, to Dewey's office to surrender. Tonight Whitney was admitted to ball of J10.000 In the home of general: sessions Judge Allen on Morningside drive near the cath- edral of St. John the Divine. For- mal arraignment will take place tomorrow morning in Allen's court. The specllic cnarge against him Is that he misappropriated be- tween S105.000... and from trust account left to his wife slstcr-ln-liw. Harvard university] and St. Paul's school ot Concord, H. The complaining witness against the former financial leader was his slstcr-in-law, Mrs. Mary Shel- don Murphv. Trying'to save his brokerage firm from the bankruptcy it pe- titioned for Tuesday, Whitney, the Indictment charges, used funds left In an estate Df which he was a co-tnjs'.ee. leaving only one share 3f slock of Belhlehem Steel Co., In the trust. A few telephone calls were made and Tuttle end Whitney sped >wiftly a few blocks to police headquarters in Centre street Whitney was booked at the main desk, where most Important, pris- oners ars booked, and then taken downstairs to be fingerprinted, as all Indicted in New York for fel- onies are required to be. Accidental Shot Strikes Trent Boy TRENT. March 10-Kirby man, 15-year-old Trent high school boy, was accidentally sho't In the eg late today as he and a friend oaded a gun. Young sttdman and Paul Goodc. also 15, were In front of Ihc Goode home tinkering with a .22 callbr- rifle when the gun fired accidental Irate Nazis Hurl Civil War Threat Pro-Germans May Boycott Vote; Graz Seething Hotbed Of Unrest By The Associated Press VIENNA, March in Graz and Vienna and a threat of possible nazi sabotage and terrorism today were pre. cipitated by the sudden call for a plebiscite Sunday on the issus of Austrian independence. More than 40 persons were injured in clashes and the dread words "civil war" were heard in Graz, nazi stronghold, as campaign opened with intensive propaganda, parades and exhortations. Nazis were in a sullen, angry mood as they awaited word from Berlin before determining the definite attitude they would adopt for Sunday. CALLS PLEBIC1TE INSULT Dr. Hugo ury, nazi leader, ad- vised nazls to stay away from the polls, contending (he plebiscite was "unconstitutional and an in- sult to loyal Austrlans." The Munich, Germany, radio station, which is heard throughout Austria, broadcast an announce- ment that boycotting the plebiscite would be the nazi answer. Shouting, marching groups of nazis demonstrated In Vienna and larger provincial cities throughout the night, occasionally clashing with falherland front bands. At times 'Vienna police used batons and the flat sides of sabres to crowd paraders off the main streets.; CHARGE PACT BROKEN Demonstrations In Vienna were more or less good natured, but authorities were on the alert. The feeling In Graz was more intense. Motorized army detachments were seen leaving Vienna during the night, presumably to strengthen garrisons at Oraz and other nail strongholds. In Vienna, they charged that Chancellor Kurt 'Schuschnisg, by night for vote on his policy of Austrian; independence against furlrjer German ments, ha d -broken the '..understand ing reached .with Chancellor "A'dolf Hitler or Germany Feb. 12 In their Berchtessaden conference. (Nazi officials In Berlin were an- noyed by Schuschnigg's move while See AUSTRIA, Pr. I Farmers Advised To Hold Loan Cotton WASHINGTON, March The agriculture department advised growers today to hold on to the more than bales of 1937 cotton they have put up as collateral for government loans, rather than surrender It to Uncle Sam, By doing so, it declared, they had everything lo gain and to lose. Theer is a possibility, the depart- ment said, that prices might ad- vance before the loans mature Jul? 31, 1S39, thereby permitting the borrower to sell his cotton off the loan and make a. little In addlllon. Building Permits For Day Two Notices For Filling Stations Building permits issued yester- day from the city engineer's olifce lilt a new high for recent weeks with construction notices totaling 510.860. Largest permit went to J. P. Mor- rison for- the building of a filling station In block 31 on Butternut at Walls will be of brick and roof will be of tar and gravel. The structure will be completed In 50 days. Also for a filling station, a permit was issued B. N. Hayward. The station will be on block 187, Pine. The Interstate Theater cir- cuit look out a permit for alterations of (he Palace theater on, Cheslnijt. Leon Stevenson a SI.800 permit to-erect a four room frame y. The bullet struck the sidewalk, 1 residence -at 1033 Grape Dr E S IJien ricocheted Into Klrby's leg. West was granted a 51.000 'permit The injury was not considered dan- gerous lonlght at hospJIal. where he was taken for X-rays. Klrby is the son of Mrs. Asha Stcdman. while Paul Is the son ot and Mrs. J. Goode. for alterations on a resideivce loaded on block 13, South Seventh A construction permit for a, legalized betting on horse races and shed was issued Dr. M. E. Council on block 17, North Nineteenth street. ASKS PARDON TOM MOONEY Mooney Renews Freedom Plea L State Assembly Hears Prisoner Relate His Story i SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 10 assembly, before which sre two proposals for pardoning Tom Mooney, heard the white-haired, convicted bomber's own story today, but lacked a essary majority to act on the measures. After an all-day session, devoted to an unprecedented appearance by the prisoner, the assembly voted 39 to 33 In of a resolution which would grant Mooney a leg- islative -the legality of which Is undetermined. This w.is two short of the nec- essary majority, and the assembly recessed from p. m., until p. m., under a call of the house, A-hich requires that the crgeant-.it-arms round up absent members to provide the necessary voting sircngtli. The legislative pardon measure Is sponsored by Assemblyman Paul A. Richie of San Diego, who also introduced an assembly resolution recommending the governor par- don Moonev. WEPT AT END Last year, the legislative pardon measure passed the house, but was tilled in tne senate, a few mem- icrs of which were In the assem- sly chamber today. The assembly ilso passed the pardon resolution ast year. Governor Frank P. Merlam look no action on it. Mooney pleaded anew for t pardon, re-told with some new de- vils his story of alleged ptrsecu- lion, and submitted to questioning In an unprecedented session of the assembly. Mooney. who has been fighting from behind prison bars for 22 years against his conviction of bombinj the 1916 San Francisco preparedness day parade, spoke quietly and fluently but his voice >roke snd he wept as he ended lie two-hour address. Houstonian In Race AUSTIN. March King of Harris county, advocate of sale of Whisky by the .i'lnk. today paid the filing fee ri a can- didate for governor of Texas. INFORMATION SOURCE Agents Collect From Mail Order Fag Customers By coincidence an editorial In he morning's edition of Ihe Rc- porlcr-tfews reads: 'It isn't a bad Idea lo tax Ihe lablts of the pco hey don't like thc'cxtrA an reform." The editorial likely will be sean- ed ruefully by 50-odd Abilene Igaret users who have been pur- hasinj their tobacco at a saving. They were visited yesterday by wo agents for the state comptrol- department Tlie two men N. A. rcrguson and A. C. Kyle. On Kvlc their rounds Ferguson nnd carried a list containing 's of those persons who have purchasing their clgarets tax free by mall from out-of-slatc dealers. The comptroller's agents explain- ed, quite pleasantly, that three cents tax was due on each package purchased In that manner, three cents more as penalty and pos- sibly an auditing fee where pur- chases had been considerable in amount. Approximately 50 those on Kyle's and Ferguson's off. The two agent's col- lected between and and announced that they were through Ihc lime being. "Tlicy all were very nice and glad to pay" Ferguson reported "They said they'd never do it again." How they obtained names of ctgnret tax evaders the quan- tities they had purchased the two men refused to disclose. An In- Sec CIGARETS, Tg. 3, Col, S ;