Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas
AuocUted Fir** (AP)Daladier Makes Formal Statement To Paris Envoy
PARIS, May 2—(UP)—Prance officially asked Czechoslovakia today to adopt a conciliatory%spirit in attempting to settle its differences With the Sudeten Germans without sacrificing Czechoslovak integrity.
Putting into effect the decisions made in the Anglo-French talks at London last week. Premier Edouard Daladier and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet made a formal statement to Dr. Stefan Osusky, Czech minister to Paris. The minister will 1-ave for Prague tonight to convey the message to President Eduard Benes.
After conferring with Qsusky, Daladier and Bonnet received Sir Erie Phipps, British ambassador, and acquainted him with their action.
Meeting With ll Duce Tomorrow Will Be Third
BERLIN, May 2.—(AP)—* Reichsfuehrer, Hitler and his retinue of Germany’s leaders left today for his state visit to Italy. His special train pulled out for Rome at 4:45 p. rn. (10:45 a. rn., E. S. T.)
RAIL STATION JAMMED
Berlin's population gave the fueh-rer a tremendous send-off. Thousands jammed the Anhalter railway station which was decked with bunting and greenery.
The city's Italian colony appeared in full force as the ruler of Germany departed to make with Premier Mussolini an inventory of their common alignment confronting Europe's changing political conditions.
There have been three significant developments since the nazi-fascist colleagues met at Munich last September 25, and these may well determine the nature of their future collaboration although the German public has been cautioned not to expect any .sensational announcements.
First is Fuehrer Hitler s bringing of Austria into greater Germany on March 12, putting German troops at Brenner Pass on Mussolini's baric doorstep. (Rome officially ha.» affirmed Its endorsement of Austro-German union, but there have been some unofficial Indications of resentment at the nearness of * strong foreign army.)
Second Is Mussolini's entrance info a friendship agreement with Britain on April 16, and PTcnch and British speculation that this might be the wedge for efforts oyr the two democracies to win Mussolini from the German-Italian front. Both Berlin and Rome, however, have affirmed continued strength of their accord.
Third is the understanding reached last Thursday by the British and French prime ministers for increased cooperation by their armed forces in the event of war under si unified command.
The visit to Paly will be cloaked In splendor, and outwardly will ba Premier Mussolini* return of tho hospitality shown him on his visit to Germany last fall. (The meeting tomorrow will be their third, Hitter visited Mussolini in Vented in 1934.)
Official informants say no new treaties will be announced, but the make-up of the delegation accompanying the fuehrer Indicated the visit would be more than purely "representative."
Dr Friedrich Wilhelm Caus, legal expert of the foreign office, is a member cf the party. Not socially inclined, it seems unlikely he would go along if there were not in prospect some type of agreement.Britain's Minister Defends Treaty
LONDON, May 2.— I*)—An oral agreement between Britain and Italy over the delicate issue of Palestine was disclosed by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in the house of commons today as he faced an opposition onslaught on the Anglo-Italian pact signed at Rome April 16.
The two powers had exchanged assurances that interests of the other in Palestine would be respected, Chamberlain announced.
Vigorously defending his policy of realistic dealing with Europe's dictators, the prime minister said the Rome agreement was the first great step toward a "saner state in Europe.”
As he spoke, in opening debate
on the Rome pact, Premier Mussolini was preparing to welcome tomorrow' his partner in the totalitarian Berlin-Rome axis, Adolf Hit-
DR. ROMANO NICHOLAS TROTSKY
Sportsmen Out In Droves For Season OpeningOnly One Contested Case In Prospect As Criminal Docket Is Resumed
The fishin’ is fine.
The crappie are hungry and the bass can be enticed with the right kind of lure—and that makes the anglers happy.
They went to the lakes in droves ' yesterday for the opening of the fishing season; it made May I like the Fourth of July, as the bank-fiahermen, the waders and those who angle from boats turned out by scores. They were on hand when 1 the first peek of dawn came and it was darkness that sent them away.
As the first light began to glow behind a cloud in the east a drowsy fisherman sleeping at the entrance to Lake Abilene sprang into activity. He had put his automobile cushion on the ground. Nearby, four more anglers piled out of a car. A whole party Bleeping on the picnic tables Just down the way dozed for another ten minutes Headlights flashed on the winding road from Buffalo Gap.
Lakekeeper Doc fieabolt started writing fishing permits. He even had to have help. The day s total was 324 permits.
The firs' motor boat clicked off from tile boat landing. Then others followed, each angler bound for a spot where the bass would, in his opinion, be lurking.
Mrs Sonny Styles who lives out Buffalo Gap way landed the first bass of the morning, better than a four pounder, while her husband looked on from the other end of the boat. Later in the day—at that it was ten o'clock in the morning— these two had their limit, five bass apiece, and went home to dress them.
Bob Rankin, the eternal sportsman. mixed fish stories with his fishing, but landed a couple of pretty bass No. he didn’t land both of them at once; but he ran tell you a good story about the time he did.
By 7 o'clock, there was only standing room about the pump stand at the Lake Abilene dam. The crappie were feeding in that part of the lake. as well as somp others. Fhe bank-fishermen—including women and children — gathered around, and it didnt take long for them to start showing off their 'iring of fish. Seabolt hart to stop several of these anglers before IO o'clock, because they had caught (heir limit. Yes, and there’s a new ■ emulation that says IO crappie is a days fishing at either Lake Abl-
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Chamberlain closed his 43-minute speech by "repudiating” the idea that "it is impossible for democracy to come to terra* and understanding with states of authoritarian ideas."
Chamberlain cited President Roosevelt* approval of the Anglo-Italian accord.
Khoda Deru To Push Dance Ticket Drive
Proceeds To Go Into Milk FundW. E. Brown, 84 Dies At Home Of Daughter
An extensive campaign to boost the milk fund for Abilene school children will be started today by the Khoda Deru club, sponsor of a benefit dance Friday night at the Hilton hotel, placing 500 tickets on sale.
All money derived from the dance will go into the milk fund and it is hoped that enough can be rateed to supply the children during this month In opening the ticket-selling drive. Eld Connor and Jack Neece urged all other dance clubs in Abilene to cooperate that night.
They said the number of tickets. could be sold easily if all of the clubs cooperated. They also urged those who do not care to dance to buy tickets, since their money will go toward helping the underprivileged children
Price of tickets to the dane'* is $1
WINTERS. May 2 SpH-W E Brown. 84. resident of this section for more than fifty years, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. S. Parker, near Content.
Funeral services was held at the graveside in the Midwav cemetery this morning at ll o'clock.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters. Mrs Parker and Mrs. R N Moffatt of Lamesa; a son. R M Brown of Lamesa; a sister, Mrs. Jane Watkins of Livingston. N M.; a brother. N. C. Brown of Robert Lee Twenty grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Brown was bom in Tennessee. Sept. 27. 1853. He was married to Martha Jane Whitehead. Sept. 17. 1884 The couple moved to West Texas in 1885. settling near Glen Cove
He was an active Mason until his health failed a few years ago.
Arrangements were under the direction of Spill funeral home.
The pole - fishermen really had fun yesterday at Lake Abilene. They came out in droves to inaugurate the fishing season, along with the artificial bait boys. Top photo, made from the water outlet tower, was a typical scene almost any tune between dawn and dark, They were having luck too—by IO o'clock several cf the bank anglers had to stop because they had caught their
limit of IO crappie.
Biggest success story of the day among the bass fishermen features the name of Mrs.
Sonny Styles, 'bottom photo) who started off Just after sunrise by landing a four-pounder plus. Then she landed a three-pounder-plus and she and her husband deft* together took the limit of ten bass—five apiece. 'Reporter-News Staff Photos by Maurlne Butut Roe.)
You'll have a hard tune convincing postal employes that there Is a business recession The Abilene postoffice, for Hie four consecutive month this year, showed a substantial increase in postal receipts Receipts for the past month totaled $18.732 56 as compared with $17,649 78 in April 1937 an increase of $1,082 78.
Gain In postal business over 1937 for the first four months stood at $5,760 29. And 1937 was an all-time record business year for the local postoffice.
Big Spring Checks Hailstorm Damage
BIG SPRING. May 2 - -Big Spring checked damage today from a brief but severe hailstorm late Sunday, when stones smashed window panes, tore holes in cars and damaged roofs. George Neel, caught In the storm, was knocked unconscious by one of the stones, but was not seriously hurt. Some of the stones measured nine inches in circumference.
The hail flurry was only momentary. and was accompanied by little rain.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo, May 2 — >.K*> —Dr. Joseph Elbert Texas Panhandle 5 greatest minls-: ters. educators and newspaper publishers. died at a hospital here early today.
He had undergone a major operation Thursday.
Dr. Nunn established the Amarillo Daily News in 1910 as a newspaper favoring prohibition. In 1925 Gene Howe, Wilbur Hawk and associates established the Globe in Amarillo and next year bought the News from Dr Nunn, whose name remained on the News' masthead as the founder.
Dr Nunn was born Sept. 23, 1851. in Adair county. Kentucky. He joined the Baptist church and was an active worker the remainder of his life, spending many years in the pulpit. He was graduated from LaGrange college at LaGrange, Mo., in 1872 and later taught in the Baptist seminary at Eminence and had charge of the seminary at Bagdad, K\
He married Miss Lettie Hamlet, a teacher at the Bagdad institution, in 1879. She died in 1919. Four children were oorn, J. Lindsay Nunn, Texas and Kentuck newspaper man; Mrs. Horace B. Gooch ct Colorado; and two children who died years ago.
SHANGHAI May 2.—<# -The danger cf widespread terrorism revived war tension in Shanghai today as reports circulated that thousands of Chinese guerillas had slipped into the city to harass the Japanese.
PATROLS DOI BI r n
International Settlement police doubled their patrols and searched refugee camps for guerrillas, equipped with firearms and explosives, hiding there.
The arrest of two bomb throwers, after an attempt to blast a truck loaded with Japanese soldiers, and information tha' more than 2,000 terrorists had infiltrated the city, aroused police apprehensions.
One report said 5.000 special agents of the National Salvation association and other patriotic or-
See SINO-JAP, Pg. 9, Col. 8
Complete Jury In 42d District Court
Seven o'clock this evening Is tho time for beginning of ceremonies incident to opening of the city softball season.
M. Shaw. Sportsman club president, announced this morning tho McMurry college Indian band will be on hand to play, prefacing tho throwing of the first pitch by Mayor W, W Hair.
The first game of the evening, Kiwanis vs. Lions, will begin promptly at 7:30 p. rn.
The place is the new Sportsman park, South 14th and Peach. The price of admission to all if IO cents.
First jury to serve in this term of 42d district court was completed this morning for the cist’ of Mrs. C. McCain et a1, vs. Octain Oil Refining company, a suit for damages. The jury was completed from a venire of 18 men and court was recessed until 1:30 this afternoon.
Next jury call was set for 9 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Of the criminal cases set for today, two bonds of SI,OOO each were forfeited upon non appearance of Joe Totten, charged in one case with driving while intoxicated and in another with failure to stop and render aid.
Two cases charging burglary to Andrew Polk were passed until May 16.
Adopt Limit On Size Of Warships
WASHINGTON. May 2 - (JT) — The senate adopted today an amendment to the $1,156,000,000 naval expansion bill which would prevent the construction of battleships larger than 35.000 tors unless the president determines that other nations are building larger warships.
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80, good. Answers on page 7.
1. Identify this prime minister who went to London to negotiate a trade treaty between his country and Great Britain.
2. Konrad Henlein, leader of the pro-Nazi Sudeten German party, demanded autonomy Tor the 3,500,000 Germans living in Czechoslovakia. True or false?
3 What midwestern governor. a supporter of the New Deal ainee 1932, attacked the national administration for not working out a "sound, comprehensive" program of recovery?
4. Why did the labor department delay deportation proceedings against Harry Bridges, Pacific coast CIO maritime leader?
5. In what stale were 45 auugr* killed rn aa csp Ireton?
SOLONS HEAR LA GUARDIAWITH WEDNESDAY DEADLINE
sufficiently flexible so all parts of the country would benefit.
William Green, president of tho American Federation of Labor, had endorsed the spending-lendmg plan earlier as a means of meeting conditions caused by an unemployment! increase he said had totaled 3,700,-OOO since September.
Green appeared at a closed session of the committee. When ho left he told reporters he had “referred to the seriousness of the existing economic system” and had “recommended that congress approve the recommendations of th® president,”
WASHINGTON. May J—.-P—
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York proposed today that congress set up a "permanent recovery committee” and instruct it to work out a program for submission to a special session in the fall.
LaGuardia appeared before a house appropriations subcommittee in his capacity as president of the United States conference of mayors —an organization of the heads of large cities.
Hp said he had endorsed tile president’s spending-lending program, but urged that it be mad s
Donald Rav Douglas of Sylvester edition, Ma\ 8 j in the mornings,
was entry No. 383 in the "Cutest Perhaps that's why 65 chi.(iron 2 p. rn. to 5 p. rn, giving the
Kid’ contest early this afternoon, were brought to the studio tins photographer a rest during the
with Tuesday and Wednesday still i morning, On the other hand, it mid-day.
remaining for parents to enter J may be the beginning of a rush With less than 30 minutes out
their children. ' which, says the photographer, it for lunch, he was back in the
From the Thurman studio last may be almost impossible to studio making pictures this after-
week came the request for all per- j handle noon after a record morning of
sons who could to have their To aid in the winding up of the 64 children’s sittings,
children photographed for the, contest, he has requested that Beside children from Abilene,
contest before Wednesday, since parents observe closely these studio there wert entries from Merkel,
there can be no proofs on that hours; Tye. Sylvester. Buffalo Gap, Ovalo.
i day* pictures before a selection ii 8 a rn. to 13 o'clock noon, bring- Hamlin. Baird, Old Glory, Clyde,
made for the Reporter-New* baby. I mg children a* early a* possible j View, Trent, Lamesa.Dr. Truett Iii!
DALLAS, May 2- .P>—Dr. George W Truett, pastor of the First Baptist church and president of the World Baptist Alliance, was ill with influenza at a hospital (Baylor) here today.
His attending physician said he did not consider Dr. Truett's illness to be critical
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