Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1938 —TWELVE PAGES
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BY OVERWHELMING VOTE IN COMMONS—
STUDIES UNIQUE RECORD OF DEATH
Chamberlain Upheld On Italo Accord
COLORADO C OF C LAUNCHES MOVE MENT IO REAFFIX 'CITY' TO TOWNS' TITLE
COLORADO, Nov 2 —<»pl > After years of striving to outgrow the “Colorado City" title which It bore as queen city of the early cattle domain of West Texas, the town of Colorado may voluntarily adopt that title in the near future.
A movement for such a change ha* been launched by the Colorado chamber of com
merce. Joe Earnest and Harry Ratliff are drawing up a petition which will be circulated among the citizenship and then presented to the city council. If sufficient signatures are obtained, the council will call an election on the matter.
Back in the beginning the addition of "city’* to Colorado* name gave the young cattle
town a distinct feeling of pride. This feeling began to change about the time that false-fronted store building* started giving way to structures which really had all the stories their fronts promised.
For years Coloradoan* resented the -city” on their town's name a* actively as they had once taken pride in it.
No one seems to know exactly why, but perhaps it had some connection with a feeling that when a town had really grown
to be a “city’* it should be accepted as such without having to call attention to the fact Those who are pushing the movement for the change point out two advantages;
First, the name will fit it better with the title of the town's biggest annual event, the Colorado City Frontier Round-up; second, it will do away with a certain question which far-away folks always ask when told a certain person is “from Colorado” the question being "What part?”
Plan To Place Pact In Force Gets Approval
Eden, Laborite Lead Opposition In House Debate
UNDER CEMENT FLOOR PATCH—
Bone Found In Search For Kidnap Victim
Custody Of Trio Given To N. Y.
'KEEP 'EM IN THE AIR, BOYS'—
CORN HUSKERS TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL TITLE TOMORROW
Searchers Dig Into Floor For Body Of Fried
NEW YORK, Nov. 2—(AP) —A small bone buried under a cement floor patch and a machine grun were found by police tonight in the furnace room of the Ukrainian club where G-men said a kidnap-killer gang crudely cremated a victim’* body.
OLN IN COMPARTMENT The gun was concealed in a secret compartment which contained about IS holes, similar to those made by bullets The bone was sent immediately to a city laboratory to determine whether it was a remnant of the body of Arthur Fried. 32. a White Plains, N. Y., busine** man, who disappeared last Dec 4.
The discovery of the gun anil also of a secret passage leading from the furnace room came after federal agents turned over to the state three men In custody here. The other alleged kidnap-killer named bv Edgar Hoover, the FBI chief, is
8IOUX FALLS. S- D, NOV. 2—TA*)—Fifteen years ago thLs fall. I three farmers competed in an Iowa corn field to find an answer to Hie riddle profounded by a farm magazine—
How much corn can a good man husk In a given time?
Tomorrow, on the J N Jensen farm near here, anywhere from 30.000 to 140.000 cornhusking rams will turn out to see 21 champion huskers provide a new answer to ( ■ — ——
the same old riddle o^bis are out. A silver trophy cup
Last year the answer ton a wet and J100 CMh u goal day- was 2138 bushels In 80 min- Anyone doubting that comhusk-utes injf js a “sport'* should note that
The weather, as usual, will be a onlv last september. sponsors big factor In the 1938 answer. warned William Rose of Kewanee.
Into this national cornhusking jjj ^s^ be entered a certain champiomhip— known as the na- op^n husking bee he would be lions mast grueling sports event— j c;assed as a professional This go 80 minutes of llghtning-speed wou;d have prevented him from hand and foot-work to strip ear* defending hts 1937 state champlon-of com from stalks and load them shjp sixteen days later. Rose dein to wagons. I cided not to sacrifice his amateur
STARTED BY WALLACE standing and withdrew his entry.
Training, technique, and brawn Preparing for a national contest outweigh luck as the factors decld- calls for carefully executed rituals. mg the winner. South Dakota farmers have follow-
The competition, started by ed them, step by step, ever since Henry Wallace, now secretary of they knew they would be hosts this agriculture, caught the American year.
love of clean, tough sportsmanship To begin with. four special fields Newspaper editors recognize it as were planted last spring in the sure-fire copy and. later, radio hopes that af least one would be broadcasting companies lent their acceptable for competition. The I “mikes" into the field to catch the fields were fertilized with super-thrilling sound of slashing thumb- phosphate to coax maximum yields hooks and pounding of yellow ears Each row was carefully cultivated against the wagon banu-boards to get the mast from rainy days Those 80 minutes of husking and to minimize damage during take the best a man can give. There the hot. windy August days. is no time out. no breathing spell. I Drouth blasted two of the fields no sponge-sopping from the start Sponsors held their breaths A It's all bang.
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In Sing Sing prison for parole viola- j to thp 'KUrUi. ifs all bang, committee finally selected the Jes-
tion. ( I bang. bang. site and gave the signal to go
The decision to dig Into the floor “Keep 'em in the air, boys," has ahead with other preliminary prep-was prompted by a city chemist's become the cornhusking fan’s cry. aration*
report that the patching was done The husker who can keep two ears Guards were then placed around after Fried's abduction for a de- on the way to the bang-board — the Jensen field to watch it day manded ransom of 1200,000. bv stripping from 35 to 50 ears a and night to frustrate sou* en lr
A laboratory report said stain.', minute without too many misses hunters who rmchf spoil I I stand on a wooden frame of the coal or husks should win or place He Thirteen hundred acres of park-chute at the front of the building may even beat the record of 41.25 ing accommodations for the thous-were made by human blood and bushels net which Elmer Carlson ands of automobiles expected were plans were made to dismantle It.
THREE GRILLED Aasltant District Attorney Jacob J. Rosenblum, who took charge when the G-men gave up the case for lack of federal Jurisdiction, continued what he expected to be a
LONDON. Nov. 2—(AP)— Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain won an overwhelming j victory tonight in the home of commons which approved by 345 vote* to 138 hi* decision to bring the April 16 Anglo-Italian friendihip pact into operation.
Before the vote Chamberlain declared the Spanish war was "no longer a menace to the peace of Europe,’* and urged parliamentary approval of Immediate effectiveness of hi* accord with Premier Mussolini.
Sharp oppasitlon developed In the house of commons, however.
Anthony Eden accused Italy of lacking good faith. Arthur Oreen- j wood laborite, declared the price of the Angelo-Italian agreement signed the day before last Easter ■ is going to be paid by the people of Spain."
Chamberlain frankly sought to Justify the accord with Italy on the basis, among other things of Mussolini’* Intervention with Adolf Hitler to bring about the Munich conference in the darkest hour of the September Czechoslovak crisis.
By that action the peace of Europe was saved," he said.
The Anglo-Italian agreement was designed to be a comprehensive adjustment of all conflicts of interest of the two powers in the Mediterranean, the Near East, Africa and Spain.
Dr. Stephen H Bexley is shown pointing to sn unique cardiograph. first ever made of a man s heart as , bullets pierced it The line a! extreme left shows the even but rapid bes s of John Deering* heart as he
awaited execution by a firing squad; the first flutter marks the impact of th# bullets; and the wild fluctuations are the death struggle. (Associated Press Photo.)
TO SETTLE DISPUTE-
DIG UP BARDS’ ABBEY TOMBS
LONDON, Nov. 2— I UP)—Advocates of the theory that Francis Bacon wrote’ the plays of William Shakespeare^ dug dusty tombs in the poets comer of Westminster Abbey today in an attempt to prove their 170-year-old argument.
Hours of intensive digging behind a big screen of canvas ..a. failed to reveal precious manuscripts that the leaders or the Baconian society had believed might support their theory if they could be found In the tomb of Edmund Spenser
They got permission U» open the tomb—if thor could find it—on the argument that fellow poets. Including Shakespeare bit not Inrtudm, lUocm. dropped orlfin.1 -J* «. lh,
coffin wh-n Skim, died In ISM. DlvoTcr, »f tlUMWJ solve the argument that has intnguea
'diggers found what they believed to be Spenser’s wooden coffin with the lid and sides smashed, apparently by the weight of
Hungary Awarded Most Of Demands
a huge lead coffin on top of it f
Officials found a few scattered bones on the grave but so far have not collected enough evidence to identify the tomb as that
This year’s cornhusking contestants will be gunning for the record (4125 bushels net set oy Elmer Carlson, above, in 1935.
NoTlibis ALLOWED* in 1935 National Gasmen along all *ch contest an’ will have 40 cultural
‘ The amount‘of clean corn in a roads leading to the field will try guards ajar him to keep spectators 9t
wagon is the basis for determining to spread the traffic so as to avoid out of ^ JW features
the winner. Snow. slush, sleet and bottleneck congestion. I Ground has been alloted to a,n , features.
night-long grilling of Demetrius Quia, William Jackni* and John Virga, those in custody here.
Jacknis, meanwhile, was describ- j ed by Benjamin Farber, Brooklyn coal dealer who wa* kidnaped last April and ransomed for 81.900 as an I erstwhile friend. Farber expressed J surprise that Jacknis was arrested for his abduction.
The other victim of kidnaping was Norman Miller, 19. whose well-to-do father paid $13,000 for his release last July In Brooklyn.
Rule Plans Big Armistice Fete
Three Days Of Entertainment On Celebration Slate
Hunt Convict In Yule Lights To
Doctor’s Death Go Up Nov. 28
Kerrville Physician Found Fatally Shot In Automobile OH San Antonio Highwoy
Christmas decorations will ap-
Albany Robber Breaks Silence
SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 2—(ZP)—'The mysterious death of Dr David , H Carson. 8i-year-old Kerrville physician found slain three miles from
RULE. NOV, 2 -<Spl I Sponsor- here today, .spurred other, In . hunt tonight tor a paroled anaai ^ Mr„eL, Novemb„
ed bv the J. C Hag^r post of the conv wide-spread search for the musing physician ended at dawn 2g thp chamber of commerce
American Legion, a three-day Ar- when R mllk mjck drlver found him cha* in a cwt m ywds christmas activities committee de-
mlstice celebration is being plan- off lhe Kerrville-San Santonio highway. A bullet had been fired into
VIENNA. Nov. 2—MF—German and Italian mediators re-mapped the world war-created boundaries of Czechoslovakia today, awarding Hungary the major portion of land and population she claimed.
Official figures were lacking, but It was estimated Hungary gained 4,875 square miles with 860,000 inhabitants. Czechoslovakia already has lost Sudetenlsnd to Adolf Hitler and the Teschen region to Poland.
In negotiations before Rome and Berlin were called to mediate. Czechoslovakia had agreed to cede 3.800 square miles without arbitra-1 Hon but the rest of Hungary's
equipment makers and original demands — estimated aa
can display ] high as 8.000 square miles—were put
and educational i up to the totalitarian powers for
Foreign Minsters Count Galeazzo Ciano of Italy and Joachim von
Ribbentrop of Germany today gave Hungary a wide strip of territory, including Uzhorod, capital of
autonomous Ruthenla, and the only railway connecting Ruthenia with Slovakia In the disputed region only
Bratislava was left to the central Prague government along with the city of Nitre in southwestern
Czechoslovakia and Hungary agreed to accept the award as final
Silvered Tree Is Planned For Federal Lawn
ACC Preparing For 2,000 Exes
Showers Bring Relief In Area
Grid Game With Daniel Baker To Feature Program
Cool North Wind Sends Mercury On Drop Here
'Between 1,800 and 2,000 ex are being planned for,
A low lying bank of rain clouds
edged its way toward Abilene late
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form of slow falling ahower* to
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the A C.C. ex-students association .. . . n.
iinnoiinctd counties northwest of
Cool winds from the north aboufc
ss complete plans are for the homecoming slated November Ii and 12.
Early correspondence shows that many old student*, who have not been In Abilene for several years, are to be here this year. This year’s good record of the A.C.C. Wildcat, eleven Is thought by the officials
midnight, accompanied by dust, sent the thermometer several degrees lower Weather officials at the airport weather bureau predicted the wind would be followed by a severe thunderstorm and then lighter showers later.
Today s forecast is for scattered
of the college to be the cause of showers and cooler weather the much-increased interest in this An hour and a half of rain at
years homecoming. Snyder brought a fall of about
Feature attraction of the two- one-half to three-fourths of an
day fete will be the pigskin tussle inch. The moisture appar*ntlyx-
between the Daniel Baker eleven tended over_
from Brownwood and the Abilene, Roby lepo d „
Christian Wildcats here at 2 p. rn. Saturday, the 12th.
With the fall of dusk Friday evening, the lith, festivities on the
Occupation of the territory is to camplus begin with the tradi
be started Nov. 4 and completed
lieu nu*. * ^ firma I burnina Of
Nov. IO. A Hungarian-Czechoslovak hiilU
committee was provided to work out the states of occupation.
ll o’clock and lighter one* following, Almost half an inch was recorded.
At Anson a minor windstorm accompanied a "nice shower " Ram was still falling close to midnight. Sweetwater reported almost half an Inch of rain with shower* still
James C. Lucas. Albany. Texas, bank robber and one of two Alcatraz convicts charged with bludgeoning to death a guard in an escape try, has broken his three-months’ silence and talked with his attorneys, they sported today.
Harold Faulkner, defense attorney, told of the conversation during recess in the third day of efforts to select’ a jury to try Lucas
,o, November .0. ll and 12. SdTSTSTS.Tm«£« wl* powder burn., on hi, hand elded Wednesday.
Backers promise it will be the larg- and forehead. A pistol lav at his fee* These ail. include a 40-foot sil
est celebration ever held in Rule. Sheriff Frank Moore of Kerr countv said he had a suspect in rn inn vpred trP€ on ^e federal lawn, a
More than 6,000 persons were at- and described him as a former
bonfire built each year by
freshmen of the college from the ianmg'rnle“rmittenily. trash of Abilene. Immediately following this. the largest pep rally of AMARILLO. Nov. J.—tA’1—Light
year will be See ACC, Pf- 8. Cd. «
and Rufus Franklin, another Aiea- have carnival attractions and rides traz badman. j on the mid-way all three days.
— I r. - n i I A pet parade will be held Novena -FDR At Hyde Park ber ll, with prizes offered to children showing pet*. At I o’clock the same day a downtown parade
described him as a traded to the first Armistice cele- j oatient at Legion hospital near bration last November ll. Kerrville. The patient., he said.
Opening Thursday morning with had been paroled from a Kansas an old fiddler’s contest, three days prison, where he had served time of entertainment are planned The for murder.
Hahn and Mitchell rodeo will give j officers believed the physician
two performances daily and the had been kidnaped and slain.
Dudley Amusement company will yesterday Dr. Carson went to a
Kerrville bank accompanied by a
Salvation Army Urges Support
criss-cross pattern of roiored lights * ahu.en k ».>h vicinityi ar*n«i*4
on downtown streets cedar trees on Th*,r*4a> s * «M*r»
light standards and recommenda- lyaVsT Nnexaat sr»twr«4. •sowers, ........
tions for uniform building decora- k™*
in otrxng aMflMVty wind* '*■ HH* f**#1 'hilting •« n«ft hr fly bv Thur*«l*\ night
Lorillard Plant Strike Cancelled
held in Sewell | to moderate heavy rainfall covered a large area of the Panhandle tonight, with prospect* good for continued precipation.
HYDE PARK. N. Y , Nov. 2.—«^P)
—President Roosevelt arrived at his Wjn be staged. A total of $150 is at home at 8 p. rn. tC. S. T.) tonight : ...
for an eight-day stay. I (fi
RESERVATIONS COME IN—
Hollywood And Entertainment On Tap For Travelers To H-SU-Loyola Game
tions on store fronts Members assigned to various subdivision of the work were:
To obtain big tree—H. T. Thompson and Shellep Thompson; to ob-
H G James, head of the ' tain cedars for lamp posts—J. E.
Grisson and T. C Campbell Jr.; to secure bands for the opening night program—Dub Wooten and lie for support of the army's fi- I Howard McMahon; to put street
nancial drLe, now in its second lights in condition — Steve Wil
liams; to work with Garden club w _ . .. on residential lighting—John B.
His plea was prompted by the Ray Rnd John Pechacek; to check
drug addict. His medicine kit was possibility that the Salvation Army | on tree ighting equipment—H D.
being examined to test this theory. may be forced to raise its original , Austin and L. W. Davis^__
Kerrville budget of $3 OOO to care for what ~
MIDDLETOWN, O., Nov. 2.—(Jth
Husband Of Child Bride Is Arrested
WES® tex %ss •*iirtiv cloud* ! CIO organizer Sam Sponselier an
colder Thur*d«» : Friday fair. warmer la
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stranger. He borrowed $100, giving
the money to his companion. They left together Mrs. Gladys Easley said she saw them enter a car and drive off. Thew were not seen again in Kerrville.
San Antonio officers said the doctor may have been slain by a
local Salvation Army, last night made an urgent appeal to the pub-
orth portion. l'KMPI1 KA Ti HI HO! H
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nounced tonight members of the Pioneer Workers union had voted to
PRESTONSBURG. Kv , Not. 2— i/Pv—Fleming Tackett, 34. coal miner husband of 10-year-old Rosie
HUhc.t nod towel t«mi*»*wtufc* in 9 t> rn, yesterday hi and «»; him Sal* a vcar ago. TH an.) SS; «un»rt vetrrdav. S IS; Minnrta* today. S:.1S; tunnel today, 81 **
call off their month-old strike a' (-.0iumbus Tackett, who scurried off the P. Lorillard Co. tobacco plant when th# law ciosed ^ on him for
here at midnight. The vote was 5 - laJting a child bride, tonight was
to I. he said. ! in jau charged with her rape.
The announcement came as police ^ ^ day % stx.man hill
waited on the city s outskirts to c()Untrv Jury decided Rosie should escort to their quarters JOO Ohio " orDhanagP Tackett, who
nations1 *uarto^n ^rdere^ here ; ^ ^ ^ father m John.
plant s scheduled reopening tomor- ^^county nearby, was arrested at row ^•>-*** • . —
Dr. Carson came to
from McAllen three years ago. He was attached to the Legion hospital and maintained a Kerrville office.
Thrills galore are promised Abl-1round trio in coach: lemans when the Reporter-News | mediate class; and Cowboy special train to Los An-1 class fare geles for the Hardin-Simmdns un-iverslty-Loyola football game pulls out of the railroad station Wed-newday evening. November 16.
In addition to the gridiron battle between the Cowboys and the
$13 05. lnter-$5102, first
Reservations may be made at the Reporter-News, Frank Myers’ drug store or with Gib Sandefer, graduate manager of athletics at H-SU.
Plans were still underway last night to raise funds to send the
B'Spring Meet Last For AAA In Texas
Lions, those on the train will make H-SU Cowboy band along with the a tour of Hollywood and other spots squad. Jack Simmons. H-SU alum-of entertainment in and near Los nus, is In charge of the et fort Angeles. About ten persons have already
Arranged at a starthr,'*h' ’°w made reservations for the trip to cost, the tickets will cost $3819 for Los Angeles and return.
BIG SPRING. Nov 2.—i^P)—The aaa ended its series of educational meetings In Texas with a defense of its program here today.
The twelfth meeting called to explain the 1939 program was attended by farmers from 25 West Texas counties. Walter Randolph, assistant regional AAA administrator, said the domestic allotment plan was unsound and maintained the AAA already was providing a parity price on domestically-consumed cotton.
looms as an abnormally heavy winter load.
“In view of this unusually heavy load at this warm season of the year, we fear that our budget may hve to be ncreased if the load rises in proportion when winter comes," Major James explained.
Manwhile, Tom Brownlee, chairman of the local board of direc-
With Beauty Potions And Gallus-Snapping
SALLY SHOWS WHY SHE COULDN'T HAVE BUTEN CAMERA FAN
HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 2 —tUP)— I Well hidden from the jury of \ Sally Sally Rand related from the wit- nine elderly women and three un
— — h0W PUrSU,“!r”nd tm box. Sally * contin,™ witness
aid she didn’t have a mouth I with the smudges on the sweater.
like a gorilla, and set about provoke high I ing that she couldn't have bitten
tors in charge of the financial drive two candid camera addicts up the was unable to offset this none too aisle of a theater to retrieve ptc-bright prospect with an encourag- j tures they had taken of her from ing report on the campaign. an acute angle.
“Not quite satisfactory” is the She denied she committed assault way Brownlee described results of and battery on the pair—Hazel the funds drive to date, He ex- I Drain and Ray Stanford—and pressed doubt that the campaign sought to prove it by a witches would reach its $3,000 goal by the brew of beautifying Potion* and a end of the week as originally plan- gallus-snapping scene with her at-] ^owned at its present pace. I torney, Milton Golden.
related details of her two dances— ostrich fan and bubble—and revealed that she wa* hanging 40 feet over the stage on the end of piano wires when she made up her mind to retrieve those picture*.
Shown a white sweater worn by Miss Drain which bore pink smears inches apart—smears the prosecution claims were lipstick—
For Up rouge she uses a semi-liquid of briiliant red Thus, Sally claimed, lf she had bitten Miss Drain the smudges on the sweater would have been red rather hail pink.
While Sally was demonstrating, Prosecutor David Hoffman sat a*, the counsel table attempting to match the paints in Sally s pots
Eventually he gave up.
Attorney Golden then doffed tu9 coat to demonstrate how Sally snapped at the gausses of Stanford Golden didn't have any suspenders on. but with foresight he had some in his pocket. Then, with Sally clutching with her left, they struggled about the courtroom
Sally contended that she had a hold on Miss Dram s sweater with her right, and thus couldn’t have bitten her as they scurried up the aisle of the theater.