Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LYU. NO. 307
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HOW HE GOT THERE
Senate Deletes ^ philadelphiaLovers But Beer Cellar Putsch Failed Profits Levies Nazi Rally Results In Riot
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This is the second of three
micks which bring into focus, the guideposts to Hitlers personality,
Bv HORGAN M. BHATTY ti* Feature Service Writer
If you don i like Adolf Hitler, you can find documentary grounds for believing he began his political career as a .ay sent among communists by German army leaders.
If you like him, you may look on his secret wmk as a high mission for the fatherland.
A neutral in', e--ti Ta tor -.a vs Hit-ler was a member of a commission named by wa; veierans to investigate the ncst-war communist regime in Munich.
There'' not a doubt, however, that th" handsome corporal wi'h the handlebar mus'ache^ deserved the confidence of the soldiery. He got the Iron Cross for World war bravery. Twice he had captured, almost single-handed, a score or so of the enemy, Once he was blinded bv gas, and once shot iyi by shrapnel. And he certainly was ready at the drop of a hat to scream his hatred of the Russian system.
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Once communis; officer' were sent to Hitlers loom to arrcr/ him. He met them with revolver in hand and drove them off. an act of unquestioned bravery. The incident got a whooping buildup in Munich beer cella r«
Soon Hitler was addressing politics! meetings all over Munich, Meeting developed an electric, even hysterical atmosphere To an American. Hitler might have seemed a Fonrih-of-Julv orator, a hypnotist, and a Billy Sunday He was telling Ii Rive Germans what they wanted to hear and he kept relating It until thev believed Hitler qui; kly developed oratorical tricks, darned to gauge an audience like a magician. Some say he was quick *o observe a predominance cf women in his audiences, md at such times, would
See HITLER, Pf. 16, Col. 7 i
What Has This Man Hitler Got, Anyway^ From Tax Bil
FDR ASSAILS 'SELFISH FEW,' LOW WAGES
ne lured a no vc, President Roosevelt addressed an audi-en *® of southerners at the
Instinct for Drama
UNION GOVT SOUGHT—
Senate Hostile lo Finance Plan
Resignation Of Premier Wanted As Strikes Grow
PARIS, March 24- v—France tonight faced a new cabinet crisis when the ho tiie senate rejected one of Premie; Leon Blum's financial bills and made it clear it wanted him to resign to make way for a national union government.
Many 1eput:es said the days of his second people's front government. formed March 3 3, were numbered.
5 r;krs crc*- in 'he Paris region among metal workers and 6,000 chemical woikers in favours in the Lille district quit work for an hour and a half.
STRONG I \BOR I NION Tile workers a1! belong to unions br'1*” control of the gene:a1 confederation of labor, one of the most powerful elements behind the peopled front.
Members of the rightist labor organization a flip Citroen plants issued a ore est acains* the strikes calling them ‘illegal,'’
Leaders of the mort than 20,000 "Metallos' cm strike in 'he Pans region said ti our move was for new collective contracts.
I "riders of the Lille strikers said their action was “only a warning" of a throe! nrd occupation strike unless tile men won their fight for automate wage increases to keen star) with rising prices Tile senate rn its action against Blum re'coted by 103 to 88 votes a bill air adv approved by ? h e chamber of deputies to permit the premier to transfer a surplus from
Just Like Youth: Students Picket For Longer Term
M A N N I N G T O N W Va .
March 24 P— High school pupils striking for more school days picketed the school building today In an effort to enlist other pupils to 'he cause.
The Marion count! board of education announced schools would close a* the end of elgh’ months b* muse of insufficient funds. Members explained diplomas would be issued showing satisfacton completion of the work offered.
The st idents asked the board either to give them a full nine month term an eight month term v itll full credit for high school work under w hatever arrangement th* board can make.
Britain Hands Nazis Warning
Will Fight If Need Arises, Is Policy; Refuse Czech Aid
LONDON, March 24 — I —Prime
Minister Neville Chamberlain today let Reich.''fuehrer \dolf Hitler know Ch
Capital Gains And Surplus Earnings Taxes Clipped Off
WASHINGTON. March 24—(JFi —The senate finance committee torpedoed two administration tax proposals today and substituted levies more pleasing to business.
In a day-long session designed to hasten enactment of the tax revision measure, the committee clipped out the undistributed profits tax and drastically revised the capital gains levy. Both had been aproved In the house.
BUSINESS STIMULANT Chairman Harrison <D-Miss» of the senate group said he believed the changes would stimulate bust- 1 ness, resulting in increased rev- j enue to the treasury.
Administration leaders indicated they would fight on the senate I floor to restore the undistributed profits tax, w'hlch President Roose- ; velt has fern reported to favor.
They .‘■aid there would b° less sentiment for restoring the capital 1 gains provisions.
For the profits levy the commit- i tee substituted a flat 18 per cent rate on corporation incomes. Special treatment would be provided for small companies.
In place of the hou e-approvcd sliding scale of capital gains rates, ~
the committee approved a flat XTT^IZT TV /T TT1 UN
rate of 15 per cent This generally NEW ONE I ORMED-
will apply to long-term capital gains, or those realized on assets held more than 18 months.
CREDITS SYSTEM For corporations having incomes of $25,000 and less, the senate committee program would provide a system of credits which would
operate to reduce tax payments.
The credit would be one-tenth of the difference between $25,000 and the net income of a corporation. Thus, if a corporation had $5,000 Income It would be able to deduct $2 000 from that. It then would pay 18 percent on $3,000.
I Under the house measure, corporations with Incomes of $25,000 and less would pay 12 5 percent HOUSTON, March 24 *F Tex- a hike in
on th® first $5,000, 14 per cent ag oil operators tonight saw hope of lo wa be.
on the n"xt $15,000 and 16 per— reducing the va*.* .‘horace supple of
cent on the remaining $3,OM' crude oil and gasoline on the gulf.
There would be no undistributed WMt coast and Atlantic seaboard bepress tax. cause of the expropriation of for-
HOU THE) \ OTFD elgn owned fields In Mexico
I The senate comities proposal American and British tankers, would increase taxes on some originally scheduled to load oil :n banks, which, under the house bill. Mexican ports, were loading oil
would pay a flat 16 percent ra'e a; other ports tonight be- P*h
In the vote to wipe out the pro- I’m use of the act’on of President Rovemmer fits levy. Senators Barkley <D- Lazaret Cardenas in seizing Mexi-Kv>. the majority leader, Connelly can fields,
tD-Tex•, La Follette iProg-Wist j Operators declined to be quoted and Bulkey iD-Ohio* lined up for on the situation but independent its retention. Harrison and the cli men were Jubliair over the remainder of the committee voted prospers of reducing the amoun* for elimination. of oil in storage and were hopeful
- the Mexican situation would bring
dedication ct H nose vc it. square, named after him, at Gainesville, Ga. He renewed his as
tarte on tne 'seitisn jew and flatlv declared the south's wage scale was "far too low ”
Lithuanian Govt Resigns
Capitulation To Poles Is Cause
AFTER MEXICAN SEIZURE—
TEXAS OILMEN SEE REDUCTION Of SURPLUS WITH NEW BUYERS
Celebration Of Ancillas Ends In free For All
Opponents Storm . Bund's Meeting; Score Are Hurt
PHILADELPHIA. March 24. — (AP)—An Anti Nazi crowd tonight stormed what police described as a meeting- of the German-American Bund and turned the gathering into & riot.
More than a score of persons were injured in the fist fighting that raged in the small hall until riot squads arrived.
Police Inspector William Scull said he was told the rally was intended as a celebration of Hitlers seizure of Austria. Wilhelm Kunze, bund leader, was scheduled to speak,
A man who identified himself as Sam Bernstein, was cut on the face, He said someone struck him with a black Jack.
As police separated the participants in the ‘‘free-for-all,’’ members of the citizens anti-Nazi committee paraded In the street with signs reading "Down with Hitler and his U. S. followers.'’
Ballinger Doctor's Condition Critical
the Texas proration al-
Cabinet Explains roercion Brought Humiliation To It
Sheriff Holt Back From California
BALLINGER. March' 24- Spl
MEXICO CITY. March 24— V -Th** pinch of higher prices was felt today from depredator of the peso following upon expropriation
cf Mexico s $KK).0tX),(XX) oil In-
While foodstuffs cos' 15 to 60 nt more than la** week, the moved f'v- speedy organization of *h" oil industry
under its direction Tile ite,;'! slid downward in relation to the dollar, with banks selling dollars a’ 4 35 to 4 45 and buying ’hem at 4 15 to 4 25 Tins represented a loss of 2"> to 2.5 points :n the pe: > since Tuesday.
Britain might have to fight -Sheriff W. A. Holt returned las it German.! started a war in cen- night from Los Angeles, Califor-tral Europe. nja> where he took into custody
But he br..kerf at a prior pledge of Donald Davis, wanted in Runn°T armed help for Czechoslovakia in countv on forgery charges. The cunt of armed aggression as he laid sheriff returned via Monahans, down the broad lines of British where he picked up another man po.icy in a 57-min de statement in charged with a felony in this the crowded house of commons. count! The second man was James
M Caulley Depot Merkel, Wylie To Be Has-Been Debaters Win
BALLANGER. March 24 — <Spl> —Mrs E R. Walker was called to Temple this afternoon to be at the bedside of her husband, Dr. E. R. Walker, who is in the Scott dc White hospital. The physicals
condition is reported to be very serious and Mrs. Walker left at
KAUNAS, Ijthuania. March $4 onc* in company with a daughter,
— p—Resignation of the Lilburn- Mrs ®- Mann of San Angelo.
• as Ar amid widespread I • lf^. . ... _ —
farness over the nation's capitula,- f Wesrex Urugb.Us lion to Poland was announced of- \ • » tl
finally nig Hcor Thompson
President Antanas Smetona arrived the re-ignat ion of Premier BIG SPRING March 24,—</T—E. Jfuotas Tubelis and his ministers C. Harrell of Dallas discussed the and chi"f Army Chaplin Mironae drug business from the customers
formed a new government, viewpoint today at the West Texas
Miron as is a good friend of the Druggists’ convention here,
president A.I new ministers were Ernest O. Thompson, railroad
members of the government party, commissioner, was the banquet The government had been under 5pPaicPr tonight.
the fire since last Saturday, when __
The convention closes tomorow.
El Paso, Abilene and Sweetwater
have bid for the next meeting.
it yielded to a warlike ultimatum demanding that relations between the two countries be "normalized/*
ONB MINISTER RETAINED Tubelis was named minister of -.ira ilture in the new cabinet,
i eign Minister stasys Laz- To Twenty Years
US Proposes Aid For Austrians
WASHINGTON. March 24—(Ah —Secretary of State Hull called on 2;i governments today to join the United States in facilitating tho emigration of political refuges from Germany ars,) Austria.
A pc 'Mi c.vnmi!tee on win h the governments would br represent ti. would oven re the ta k. but the money nr essarv would br furnished by private organizations.
The United States. Hull said, was
mnvnH tn rn ol’o itc ni'Aiwta] Hv
John on, negro, wanted on charges of cotton theft. Both of these cases will be investigated by the April grand jury when It convenes here April 26
Mrs. Holt acompaniei the sheriff
Joseph P. K nnedy, United Satfes ambassador :<> thr court ct St,
.Lur.* s’s. sit m the diplomatic gallery for tho first time with diploma's of other j) wct Envoys of Germany and I aly apparently w ne absent.
In his broad address, tile lanky
primo minister also;
I. Rejected Sonet Russia's call for a conference on n n-aggresive powers to re: is* aggressors.
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! ions br nursed "back 'O health Satnrda* fair and Tooler.
anrl h* inf*, * HAST TEXAS: Tartly cloudy friday
• 1 ‘ 4 * •* *tiiinrr« ti' nljht . Naturita* par t* cloud'
w helmu: , power shower* OR th* roast, rooter In the Inter
3- II af.iim<d the government s \Z r^t'h u *,ro"‘ "'"d* «•
view that nonintervention .still was
the best policy in Epa in.
OKI.CHOMA: Tardy rf I atli Frida*.
»kflwrr« In rtM and rent rat pardon* in . _ afternoon or ntfht; Saturday fair: rooter
4. K.it erat cd that quickening re- *" nnrttme*t portion I rtdnj ; niiirh co tier
MW MEXICO: fienrrnll* fair Frida* ani Salnrda* : eoJ.ler Friday In extreme
<->M portl,in >,i t d.i .
armament, especially for the royal air force, and air raid precautions were essential.
Chamberlain declared that Britain's friendship talks with Italy were ' full of encouragement to those who regard appeasement in Europe as an objective to which the efforts
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McCAULI EY. Mar 24 U m;>e-t it ion with truck lines is dm.ne McCaulley s railway t "pc out Of business.
Pit iriinq a need for economy br -cause it is losing money, the Panhandle and Santa Fn railway has been granted permission bv 'he Texas railroad its sta'ion here Charlie Ta vin the system a1 is known ac br ause the Caullev ir ens ness and is n emnloym nt Mrs M J. Be Fort Chadb McCaulle a or in mon would be t not Jctk •• w Th.e rv-d.
City, Me* leo 1906 and ti-time
Taylor, reporting the aonliea' n n> abandon March 23 I trucks most of -the bu •u',"''
‘rams took debating ron-unty mterscho-t Abl!
defea'ed W lie Wylie b
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o offered to resign Monon' remained as arling foieign
minister. Stasys acting minister of defense, Minister of Just.re Stas's Shin gas also had Monday. It wa. high that tune 'he prem.er telephoned his resignal from Zurlcf
A coalitior been circular
government on the ground that present offici»ls were "humiliated by ' s ..'abl'
defend the country's interest.
The prociamfi ion demanded
TYLER, March 24,—t/Pj—Albert Rastikls became Jones, 32 Smith county farmer, was given 20 years in prison today by a jury that found him guilty of offered to resign statutory rape. The Jury was out ; learned that at more than 23 hours.
His daughter. Rose EH la Jones, n to the president ll, testified concerning her fathers Switzerland, where conduct toward her both before been on a vacation for his and aper her mothers death. An
eight-year-old daughter, Lima proclamation had Bell, tesiified in connection with demanding a new the offense against her sister.
Favor Stable Tariff
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innerly the Orient, we* depot at ti
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SANTA FE. N. Mi March 24.—/Pi —The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ ‘ J"\ns , . association cloed its annual conven-
Reslgnation of the present J tion here today with resolutions
government condemning any steps toward lower-
Forma .ton of a coal non gov- | jn^ tariff barriers against tho
eminent. importation of meat and meat pro-
3 Adaptation of the democratic ducts
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Extend Loon Period
ma tic clam; mat I*
WASHINGTON Ma Tile Commodity Credi announced today that
ugh I, ma aiu
political observers in the announcement that an extraordinary cabinet meeting was called for IO a. rn <6 a rn , FST' tomorrow
Contempt Hearing Passed A* Dallas
her "vital interests."
Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Italy, and to all the American republics.
Officials here do not believe Germany will ref ave to permit political refuse to leave. Whether they will be allowed to liquidate
their affairs and take their money to it: ac 04 ti ‘.I* • w*th them is highly doubtful.
i„h£ w ™ 4t'-Dls,rlr' NO country would hr asked lo
Judge.W. L. Thornton today passed „ K’nln.numb
a contempt OI col**J hearing against migrant, than It, law permits tour employes of the Texas railroad | UnllPd 8tiltts law 1::nlt, commission,
He said he would await acti the fifth court of civil appet an appeal from his ruling that has Jurisdiction in an injunction
suit brought by the Texas Cities
Gas company and the Community Strike Averted Natural Gas company contesting the
railroad comission’s authority to as- HOUSTON Mi "cl °4 r* \
sume original rate-making Juris-! threatened taxicab Istnke hme was
diction in incorporated rities and averted tonight when union driers was advertising a formal openin
towns and in home rule cities, and the operators *»f the city’s three when a prospective renter found th
ii10 app' Hate eoui I has the ap- ma or companies egrc^d to a 'bitr.ue bi: Id'ne was not untenanted.
ithetf iahoj. diff*c hies. i This wne the boyish businessmei
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IN CLUTCHES OF LAW AGAIN--
Energetic Youth Just Ambitious In Wrong Way
Misdirected enterprise vestert ty. ran into more serious trouble. He The 14-\ear-old ahead! had been had mded a 14-vear-old Abilr e was caught rifling a mail box read- riaroled to his Fur two
tecta -. s de->r girls decla-emor girls de-rrium; spelling for »:xth and seventh grades in you: g p ople - room No, 2.
At IO 30- Picture mentor! in th" dinin grot m.
Ar 11:15 M’ peoples room
A* I p. rn SjjelUng for eighth grade and up in dining room; rural junior b is declamation, high school junior bo:*' declamation, ward junior bo! * declamation, rural junior girls declamation high school junior girls declamation, ward junior girls defamation, mam auditorium.
At 3 p rn Ready writers iessay) in young peoples N 2: arithmetic,
Curtain Up Today On Smart Ector Show
Elaborate Parade Set This Morning
ODESSA, March 24—(SpH—The More * tan 1,000 pound' of mac- soft oil-soaked hands of the oil
Spring Has Come; Fish Biting Fast
CORPUS CHRISTI. March 24 -lh—The mackrrpl in these waters bit a' ei"rvtiling in sight Thurs-cia ani the man was very unlucky indeed who vet a hook and failed to draq in v nothing.
were rtporfed taken during men greeted the calloused hands lay zf Pot' Aransas near here ; of sons cf the range here today as the mackerel started bitting, the sLxth annual Fetor County -me i forgot all about the sil- Livestock and Poultry show open-
vc: king. ed with Its largest entry list on
Woco Deputies Here This city of 15.000. once a cattleman’s qa'hering point but now the She iff Allison and a oil supplv center of the great Per-vtnion deputy of Waco spent mian basin, was ready tonight for ;!ie night in Abilene las' night. J the mammoth five section parade Tlu”* were returning from Los FYiday morning featured by 37 Angeles with a negro prisoner. floats, high school bands from
Texas and New Mexico, There will be a dance Friday night with Don-ivee Purkey, Odessa high school drum major, reigning as the queen. Livestock entries are entered
fudges were Martha Elizabeth Cope-
t0 land, Silas Triplett, Ted Waller,
particularly magazines. Shrewdly j withdrew from schoo..
But for thr facts that mod of ll S; the loser placed an old periodica! in Federal authorities planned .I tMI1„ W-I1JM.
stock was stolen and the lad was his box. watched until the youth take no action provided the youth oeorce F ahe-nithv v.u
occupying; a vacant building Wilhoit removed it and notified police. is sent to the state reformatory for SOn and G C Mo an o<f Abilene
permission of the owner, the yen* The young man admitted he also i violation of his parole. Otherwise christian college
ture was perfectly legitimate. H* had secured three checks totalling they said a complaint naming the Subieet of the debates
$21 that wa.Vi Efforts to cash them, lad would be filed.
David Bowers 1718 Sycamore, reported to police last night the theft of a 2d inch rim red and from Sterling. Glasscock, Runnels, white bicycle from his home.
Oil Lease Auction
AUSTIN, March 24—IAP}—The
University of Texas tomorrow will auction leases to 73 tracts of land,
Resolved that Texas should adopt approximating 12.000 acres, in Anti? said. were fruitless, He had Bounds said a hearing for the the unicameral legislature. One af- drews. Crane, Crockett and Ward
concealed his pc5< al loot in the barn boyish malefactor would be held firmative and one negative
at his home, , Saturday morning. j won.
tr mi counties in , production.
Martin, Fisher, Tom Green. Reagan, MeCulloch, Winkler, Midland, Armstrong, Andrews, Nolan. Gaines, Howard, and Ector counties.
Judging will begin Friday with W. L. Stangel of Texas Tech as the beef cattle judge and C J. Van Zandt as Judge of the poultry and dairy cuttle Sale of the fat to oil stork will be held Saturday, last ria! of 'ne ‘'how.