Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1938--8 PAGES
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REMARKS DIRECTED AT U. S.‘ ll Duce Challenges Democracies On War Threats
REUNION WITH 'WHITE HIBISCUS'
OUTGROWTH OF OIL SEIZURE-
Britain And Mexico
London Taunted On Its Failure To Pay Debts
$85,000 Payment Made On Losses In Revolutions
MEXICO CITY, May 14-(UP) — Mexico, angered by Great Britain’s methods in demanding a claims annuity of $85,000, suspended diplomatic relations with the British government today and taunted it with failing to pay its own gi-fantic debts.
President Lazaro Cardenas recalled Primo Villa Michel. Mexican minister at London, and the legation personnel, and ordered the legation closed indefinitely. Foreign Minister Eduardo Hay handed Owen St. C. O'Malley, the British minister, a check for $85,000 and. in a note informing him of the president’s action, said:
"May I be allowed, however, to call your excellency's attention to the fact that not even powerful states with ample resources at their disposal can boast of having fulfilled their monetary obligations?”
There seemed no doubt that Hay ta,rant to remind Britain that it owed more than $4 000,000.000 * B) | to the United States on its war debt.
What a high and unimpeachable government source called a sus-
«» formal break, was an outgiowtli ,
of the government’s action in ex-propi vs ting $400,000,000 worth of loreign oil properties.
BRITISH TONE FORCEFUL HIO DE JANEIRO, Erazil. May 14. f-T President Getulio Vargas
Britain took a most forceful tone today charged that the intr;.alist (fascist) greemhirts who tried to in demending return of the prop- overthrow his government Wednesday had "foreign help-erties and Mexicans were not slow Whilf’ the president was flatly charging foreign connivant in the to point the contrast between the revolt Plot—but not identifying the foreigners involved—government Sriiuh .'J ♦if™J agents combed Mio country for suspected participants in the uprising.
BERLIN. May 14.—(UP)—Baron Gottfried von Cramm, Germany's greatest tennis player, was sentenced to one year in prison today on immorality charges at a trial in which a story of "Jewish blackmail” and a blighted honeymoon was announced by the court.
According to the verdict as read, von Cramm was blackmailed for between $8,000 and $12,000 for the act for which he was .sentenced.
The verdict said that von Cramm's "service to German sport was in his favor when it came to consideration of his sentence,” but on the other hand "he damaged the reputation of German sport.” The verdict pointed out that von Cramm “suffered economic loss by blackmail by Manfred Herbst of between 20,000 and 30,000 marks."
There was no proof that he had committed punishable acts, thp coort said, until he met Herbst, "who is a Galician Jew.”
With regard to the honeymoon, i
Judson Dike, paroled from San Quentin prison where he was serving a sentence for embezzlement, was reunited in Lodi, Calif, with his wife. Hel
en, "White Hibiscus,” over whom he killed a college poet. They are shown as they mnt, ready to start life over—-on a Washington ranch.
BRAZIL PRESIDENT ACCUSES FOREIGN POWERS IN REVOLT
Names Withheld As Agents Comb Nation For Suspected Participants
British attitude and that of Sec retary of State Cordell Hull and Ambassador Josephus Daniels who took care to respect all Mexican sensibilities.
Then Britain began demanding payment of an annuity, due Jan. I,
Vargas declared the integralists had seized upon "all possible sources without regard to their origin end unheeding the fact that with foreign help they compromised the very sovereignty of Brazil.”
, «... i The Vargas government in recent
cf 361.131.17 pesos ($85,000), OB *«- months has taken drastic action to
restrain German nazi activities In Brazil but officials said there was no concrete evidence the nazis supported the intecralist revolt.
Forty greenshirts aboard the
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 — IAP)—The German government today protested to Braid against the arrest of six German citizens as suspects in the abortive fascist uprising Wednesday against President (Detu-lio Vargas.
count of claims for damages done British interests in revolutions of years ago. The tone of the British messages was regarded as deliberately insulting.
There was a surge of anti-British feeling, which had been brewing as part of the oil controversy.
Senators demanded that the government boycott Britain and refuse to sell her oil. Newspapers yesterday called the last claims note malevolent and said that lf Mexico were a great power, Britain's attitude would be sufficient cause for a formal break even lf it meant launch "Celeste.” which had been war. cruising off the Brazilian coast
-----since early Wednesday, were arrested.
i Raul Lcite. a prominent industrialist, was taken into custody in the waiting room of the presiden-i tial palace. He was reported to be an integralist. Another suspected member of the outlawed organization, Manueto Bernardi. director of the mint, also was arrested at the palace.
The main search centered on the fugitive integralist chieftain, Plinio Salgado, who has been in hiding since the organization was banned March 18. Government agents even
__ . .. . . searched the mountain regions for
Three-dav national piano playing
tournament at Hardin-Simmonsun- '_______
Balloting Slow In Beer Poll
Despite the final campaigns yesterday before the beer legalization election today. Taylor countians
Commissioners Table Proposal On Plumbers
Ordinance Dies For Second On Final Reading
An ordinance proposed for the I purpose of requiring all journeymen plumbers to work at the direction of a master plumber w’as tabled by the city commission yesterday after Commissioner Lucian Webb's motion that it be passed on final reading died for want of a second.
The plumbing issue had been before the commission for a month. in the form of an ordinance passed four weeks ago on first reading. It would have required a journeyman plumber to work under the direction of a master plumber; otherwise the city would grant no permit for the work nor give approval after the Job was finished.
Raymond Choate, representing master plumbers, asked yesterday for a vote. He said plumbers did not favor an amendment proposed last week that men employed by the month as upkeep men be exempted. "That would cover all types of plumbing.” he declared.
MAV or POSE LICENSES "If this does not pass.” said Choate, "master plumbers are going to ask to be relieved of the requirements for bond and licenses now set up by a city ordinance.”
Under the plumbing ordinance now in effect, a man must pay $20 examination fee if he wishes to become a journeyman plumber. If 1 he passes the plumbing board, he is granted a license as a journeyman.
A master or contracting plumber goes before the same board, paying a $3 examination fee Then a license fee is required. $15 as a mas- , ter plumber and $15 as a gas armV communique said to
plumber, with bond also required, .day the vital Lunghai railway—ob-j The master plumber bond costs $10 for $1,000 as a plumber, and a xinv-' th r Imcunt ii a gas plumber, tie | total being $50 for a master plumb*
I er who also does gas work.
Mayor Hair has opposed the ordinance, on the contention that it would give the ll master plumbers in Abilene a monopoly on the plumbing business.
Then it was pointed out. that under the ordinance, anv journeyman I plumber could by passing the mas-j te; examination, paying his license fees and securing a surety bond become a master plumber.
That's the wrong way to go at i this thirds" said Mayor Hair
"We believe ail plumbers should be put on the sam* basis." said ! Webb In moving that the ordinance i be passed on second and final read-1 mg
"We have had a demonstration this week. A rock addition had been built to a house here, with
'JEWISH BLACKMAIL' REVEALED—
NAZI TENNIS ACE SENTENCED IN MORALS CASE
BARON von CRAMM
the rourt said:
"Von Cramm at the age of 19 became engaged and was married soon afterwards. The marriage was not happy. On the honeymoon the bride was unfaithful and ran about with a French sportsman.”
Von Cramm was divorced last year, the court recalled.
The judge said von Cramm confessed to police after hts arrest that he engaged in the activities for which he was sentenced until early in 1936, but told the court during the trial—which was in complete secrecy—that the confession was incorrect.
The court said the act for which von Cramm was sentenced was not punishable under German law until 1935, when a tighter law governing acts of immorality was parsed after the "purge” of 1934 in which Ernst Ro*hm was killed.
The judge mentioned Roehm several times.
Jap Sentry Stabs
Japs Cut Vital
400,000 Chinese Troops Trapped, Spokesman Claims
SHANGHAI, May 14—</P)- A Jap-
were in no aparent rush to cast :ie waHs
ballots either for or against the measure, according to reports from several Abilene boxes. i
No definite figures on the ballots were available this morning and
win not be until the polls have &ft5 started pouring out into the closed at 7 oclock tonight, but the wall If ,h0 leak had bsm smaller
correctly installed and inspected. The owner bought a cookstove and the company he purchased it from sent it out by a boy who hardly knew how to use a wrench. He twisted the copper nipple off. the
Piano Tourney Closes Today
Six Earn Spot On Natl Honor Roll At H-SU
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the morning bal-
iversity will close today.
Young musicians from a half dozen West Texas points yesterday added 36 names to the national, state and district rankings. A still larger number was expected to be
1 it would not have been discovered until enough gas had collected to result in a terrific explosion,” said Webb.
Again the mayor contended that the ordinance proposed could not regulate such situations.
Commissioner Mon as cited in-
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42d Jurors Return I Felony Indictments
Drunk Driving Bills In Batch
jective of Japans central China i campaign—had been cut east of Tangshan. Voile troops reaching I the line immediately blew up a | bridge.
Traffic over the railway, running east and west through the heart of Central China's rich agricultural area, had been blocked shortly before by aerial bombardment, disrupting transportation of war supplies to China's huge army defending the region.
In reaching the railway the Japanese achieved a goal for which they have been battling five months
Japanese army spokesmen declared 400.000 Chinese troops were trapped in the Suchow area, with no choice other than to surrender or face annihilation. Suchow was violently bombed, with IOO civilians killed.
While athe Japanese were furiously pressing their advantage in Central China, warships landed troops near the South China port ’ of Foochow—evidently for an attack on the Canton-Hankow rail- I way.
Japanese planes swarmed over- j head, protecting the ground troops j ar; they planted the Rising Sun flag on the Lunghai railway.
At least 200 planes were reported supporting the operations, bombing and machine gunning Chinese defenses and dumping huge quantities of explosives on Suchow. junction point of the Lunghai and Tientsin-Pukow railways.
Ferenc Szalasi (above), sometimes called the "Hungarian Hitler," is leader of the Nazis in Hungary, whose demands led to the downfall of the cabinet in Budapest.
Hungary Fights Nazi Agitators
Imredy, 'Strong Man Placed At Government Helm
British authorities had dispatched a report of the strongest nature to London and that the report implied that the incident might warrant a break of diplomatic relations. The British consulate general denied this.
AUTHORITIES ANGRY E. S. Wilkinson, a British naturalist and special contributor to the North China Dally News, was walking on the Kehwick road and apili IMPI.ST. May ',4 — J1)—Dis- peached the boundary of the laser threatened Hungary's un- i Hungjao suburb which authored nazi movements and npse hold.
free-lar.ee fuehrers today as tile . j stepped onto the railroad tracks new "strong man government cl in order t0 look at thp t Wl,_
, Bein Irredy launched a campaign klnson said "There was no barb-to_ suppress_ agitators and restore eCl wire barrlcade (to mark thp
Warns Dictator States To Band Into One Bloc
Crowd Boos As Ruler Refers To Overseas Speeches
GENOA, May 14.—(UP) — Premier Benito Mussolini told 800,000 wildly cheering Italians today that if the democracies wanted to wage a war of ideas against dictatorships, the totalitarian states would close themselves into one bloc.
ARMED PEACE GOAL
His hearers, massed in Victory Square where he spoke from the thrusting gray prow of a model warship, thought that he referred to the United States when he said: "The aims of our program ar# clear. We want peace, with everyone. Nazi Germany also wants peace. But this peace must be an armed peace.
"We must be prepaid to defend this peace, especially when speeches such as those across the ocean are delivered. If the democracies want to make doctrinal war then totalitarian states will close themselves into one bloc.”
It was recalled that Secretary of State Cordell Hull in a statement at Washington Thursday said that the United States would continue its policy of non-recognition of Italy) conquest of Ethiopia.
Likewise in Washington last week: Secretary of War Harry S. Wood-ring. in a speech directed at the dictatorship nations, said “a wave of indignation” might sweep over the democracies if they were pressed too far "that would make it extremely difficult to keep the peace.”
The crowd's cheers turned to catcalls and boos as Mussolini made iii# reference to overseas speeches. SPEAKS WITH CANDOR Mussolini spoke with even more than his usual candor, the despair of more cautious diplomats He said he would remain faithful to his new' friendship wuth Germany and that h»* wanted to make his treaty with Great Britain everlasting.
'Talks with France are progressing." he continued. "I do not know whether they will be successful because they want a Barcelona I Spanish loyalist) victory and we want a Franco (Spanish nationalist) victory.”
To this—the first hint from any quarter in Italy or France that . agreement with France on a treaty
™ i « i . . of friendship was not absolutely
Diplomatic quarters heard fha* certain—Mussolini added the fol-
Report Of Attack Sent To London
Unarmed Subject Is Bayonetted At Zone Boundary
SHAN .GHAI. May 14—'UP) — British restdjents threatened independent retaliation against Japanese today unless their government avenged the bayonetting of an unarmed British subject by a Japanese sentry.
British consular authorities, admitting candidly that they regarden the incident the most serious of ! the entire Japanese-Chinese war, urged the British Residents’ association to postpone a mass meeting to consider direct action to protect Britons in Shanghai against Japanese attack.
There was open talk of a break
lowing regarding Germany's annexation of Austria:
"Italy replied: ‘No!* To projected diplomatic steps against Germany. This greatly disappointed antifascists. Anti-fascists wanted war between two totalitarian states.
"But Italy has not forgotten sanctions "—The league of nation# penalties against her for her war on Ethiopia.
Colorado Woman, 40, Dies In Abilene
Grand jury of 42d distric* court special returned seven felony and one mis
reports were that loting was slow.
I "I suppose they're coming in at
about the usual rate for
!LeLti0nJUdf COm* demeanor" indictments yesterday
f . $' . . *'e h.“ bp™. no afternoon after almost two days of
Mrs. A. W. Hubbard of Colorado ^ M ! s , Things investigations
In the competition at the end of the who entered Hendrick Memorial "J11 P:obab*V move faster this aft- Driving while intoxicated true-
day, announced Wirector E Edwin hospital two months ago. died early erno°n bills were found against H H. Lank-
Young. today. She was 40 years old. Dry forces held their final rally ' ford and Earl Htne Burglary m-
Six members of yesterday's group Born Jan. 9. 1898. close to Mor- last night when J. P. Sewell, foimer dictments were returned against W.
earned national honor roll places, gan. Mrs. Hubbard and her husband president of Abilene Christian col-IO. Simonson and Charlie Foster.
making a total of 15 for the meet moved to Colorado eight months leg*' was chief speaker to several J H. Scurlock was indicted for
to date. ago. Formerly they had lived in hundred people gathered on tile theft of property \alued at more
Friday's players and thew ratings: Cisco and Ranger. federal lawn. Chief target for Sew- than $50
National honor roll—Mary Moore. Funeral will be held Sunday aft- ell's attack was a circular wn eh Two Cher indictments were re-
Mundau; Frances Coffman. Abilene; ernoon at Morgan. A Joncs-Russell had bren issued favoring the Je- turned, but those indicted were not
Betty Jones and Barbara Paterson, funeral coach from Colorado is to galization of bec: lunch*- bond or arrest
Tentative Approval Of Farm Applicants
Tentative approval has been given three of the seven applicants for farm purchases under the farm tenant act. Clarence Byrnes. Farm Security administration supervisor, said this morning.
Loans were tentatively approved
Imredy. who yesterday succeed-e<i Koloman Darami as premier, had two bills ready to push through parliament—both aimed at Ferenc Beala ti, "the Hungarian Hitler” and leader of anti-government nazi groups.
One of the measures would pro-
boundarv of the Japanese - held area.) I may have put my foot on the railroad embankment; I am not sure. As I was looking through my field glasses a Japanese sentry drew his bayonet and told me to come along I started for the residence of F C. Millington, a fellow Briton, to notify him. As I was
,he Japa- World s Fair Courier Car To Visit Abilene
Good-Wiliers Due Here May 16
vide more drastic penalties for dis .. .. . . „ „
turbing public peace; the other sentry
held his bayonet at my throat and started dragging me away. I said I would go peaceably"
Wilkinson said that the Japanese bayonetted him, struck him in the
would tighten restrictions on the right of public assembly.
Imredy’s plan for ending the political uncertalntv which caused Daranvis resignation contained an
for Brad Roland Doughty. Ray Pete unspoken assurance thai nazi and and klckPd him when he told
Eastland: Marjorie Propps and Ju-neve Malouf. knox City.
State honor roll—Ione Tillett. Patty Lynn. Abilene; Jean Williams. Maxine Eiland. Munday.
District honor roll— HelenJea n
take the body overland. The funeral procession will lea\e the Ki-ker-Knight chapel in Abilene with the body early tomorrow Other survivors besides her husband are two brothers. J. M White
Williams and R. E Ray. Some fur ther cheeking on the cases mutt be made before the loans are made. Symea said Reports on the other four applications have not yet been received from the Dallas office
Sir Lauder Hurt
GLASGOW', May 14-(UP)—Sir Harry' Lauder. 67. world famous music hall and vaudeville comedian, suffered an accident at his residence, Lauder Hall. at Strathavon today and was brought to Glasgow by ambulance for an X-rav examination.
fascist ideas would be tried out V1* •wttry ar,d other Japanese so!-'horoughly in Hungary but the ex- ^iers ?hat was ® British subject, periment will be conducted by the bayonet narrowly missed his
government—not bv opposition ^unR and h® much blood.
group*. Wilkinson was taken to Japanese
A five-point program announced headquarters. The British consul last night disclosed th*’ Hungary general at once communicated to is to have compulsory labor sen- lh* Japanese embassy, in vain. Gen. ice, a modified form of the A. P. D. Telfer-Smollett, British *■vrength through joy" movement army commander in chief in Shang-and a corporative s vat em of control, bal. visited the Japanese head-slmilar to Germany's and Italy), quar'trs. According to the British for trade, industries and profess- story he was refused ions. even to see Wilkinson.
Hungary's foreign policy, which ----- -
has been friendly to Germany, will continue unchanged, the new premier has asserted.
MODIFICATION TALK INCREASES—
Revision Of Neutrality Act Next Session Forecast
WASHINGTON, May 14— (A*) — i Hull opposed "piecemeal” revision nutter, said he thought the act Chairman Pittman (D-Nev> of the °f neutrality legislation, urging that should he revved »nd * int * * * « senate foreign relation; committee ”« Question be considered in its “ and a lo x x x x
, , , , . .. . broadest aspects if anv alterations
pi cd ie ted (>c.a\ that tin next sea-, werp t0 ^ madf Borah said he never had been in
sion of congress would be called Some senators said this state- favor of the "cash and carry” pro-
upon to revise hr neutrality act. ment suggested the possibility that vision, which requires that belliger-
ralk of modification or outrght|the state department later might ents who purchase arms here trans-
Bond, Mary Jean Tusha, Gladys cf Midland and Clifton White of Holloman. Dorothy Helen Channer, Clifton; two sisters. Mrs. R R. Mar-Billy Jean Sni.th, Dorothy Jean tin of Wellington, and another sis-Botkin. Abilene; Muriel Taylor, ter who lives at Canyon.
Melissa Smith, Martha Jo Reese, —
Patsy Dye, Johnnie Beth Kinder. - —
Albany; Juracy Jones, Ben Bowden, I SlQ lA/aafhor
Munday; Gwyn Hibbert, Virginia1 IIIG YfV/Ulilt/l
Hibbert, Emme Lee 'Hart. Johnnie ———__
IjOu Hart. Eastland; Mary Ann Mc- abilene and vicinity; Mostly cloudy Collum, Betty Blanche Miers, Qe- tonight and Sunday slightly conl*r tonight nelle Smith, Emma Sue Bennington,
McCaulley; Ruth Harrell, LaRue
,V *^'ur J=’brrrr*1- Knox rn„| tonight snd Sunday; shghtly tooterln communication yesterday opposing I session, Janan because those are the nnlv
City, Mary Jo# hellar, Laverne I ne>nhw«»t ponton tonight. wtmir tho *htn e _ , „ «, , , jaPan because those are the on.y
Reeves n’Rrien i t»mp«r»tur» y«alir#av ... so . Pttl 1 SO on a.im snip-, Senator Borah 'R-Idaho). rank- two countries which could carry out
uonea, I Lowtu teopfrgturt dug awmia* tments to Spain — - . .
ll. S. Disturbed By Diplomatic Rupture
WASHINGTON. May 14.—reinformed persons represented s'ate ducted here Friday afternoon.
Father Of Twelve Dies At Eastland
EASTLAND. May 14—<SpD—Funeral for B L. Williamson. 43. farmer and father of 12 children, who died Thursday night of pneumonia In a local hospital, was con-
. Tomgnt ana sunna\. Mtgnm comer tonight. i _ , „ . . . ' (nuuwei nun.- ncir w»n»-
west Texas Partly cloudy tonight and 10lpfU 01 fhc act was im rrasen bv recommend revision of the act. They port them in their own or foreign
,rsyw 'M,. ta*.", s.'in?rf'hT;..,r»,?|d,taminw' ,hp »<■ »id th.tweum, m.*
■ shower* in *onihw-«t nortion and >n upper P Pn Same arx of > ate Hulls of any recommendation to this us "an allay of Great Britain and
ling minority member of the com-1 those provisions.”
department officials today as disturbed bv Mexico's break in diplomatic relations with Great Britain and cocnerned lest it cause this country embarrassment.
The possibility of any such step a.s a British naval demonstration in Mexican waters was said to be remote, but persons close to the department expressed the opinion that In any event the rupture would make more difficult, and possibly delay, a settlement of American claims for erties.
He was born at WilLs Point and had resided in the county 32 years Survivors are his wife: his
mother. Mrs. Annie Williamson. Eastland: his children. Varner. Joe Bonnie. Malcom. S. L„ C. W. Clara. Willie Mae Virgie Lee. Lillie Fern. Svbil and Shirley Williamson, all of Eastland; six brothers. Don of Troup, Lee of Eastland, L. G. of Olden. O. H of Eastland. A W. of Eastland and E. F of Eastland
Abilene is one of the 31 key cltie# of Texas to be visited by the Good-Will Courier car of the New York World's Fair of 1939. which left the state capita! on Mav IO after ceremonies In which Governor Allred was presented with an official key to the fair.
The Itinerary announced by Col. Paul L. Wakefield, state chairman of the fairs national advisory committee of IOO prominent Texans, calls for arrival of the car in Abilene May 16. The principal ceremony of welcome will take place at th1* city hall where the mayor will sign the Texas scroll of honor, which eventually will have a prominent place in the states exhibit at the fair.
The courier car is one of a motorcade of forty-eight automobiles which left New York May 2 after a spectacular world’s fafr prevue parade Each car is now muring permission onp 0f states of the union, bearing a stainless steel model of th# Perisphere and Trvlon. chief architectural wonders of the exposition, and providing information concerning the $150,000,000 fair now rn construction.
The tour is sponsored by the Buick and Chevrolet divisions of General Motors, the U. 8. Rubber Company, the Texas Company, the U. S Steel corporation, and Yale As Towne Manufacturing Company, under the guidance of the American Automobile Association. Representatives of these interests in Abilene, along with city official* and a police escort, will take part in the local ceremonies
and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Newell expropriated oil prop- I of Austin and Mrs. Ludie Owens of 1 Olden.
Deny ll. S. Protest
BERLIN. May 14 —7TV-The German news bureau today issued ft foreign office statement denying ft United States allegation of di»-crimination against American Jews by new- nazi property registration rules.