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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas TSI JLS’ (i5>WN KEWSMPESt ®hc abilene Reporter __   ii<    x    rm    IV#    rf    ri/ui/    Ii    VAI    ID    \T/r\ni n VY AC VOL. L V111, NO. 158.    t***    n« •■WITHOUT, OK WITH OFFENSK TO FRIENDS OR FOES WK SKK I LH YOUK WORLD FXACTI.Y AS ll GOIS, Bunn ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1938. TEN PAGES.___ AMorltM P»hi UP) PRICE FIVE CENTSIN GENERAL ELECTIONS TUESDAY Roosevelt Warns Against W©flkening1 Of New Deal STEPS IN VAST REARMAMENT PROGRAM— U. S. TO OPEN LONG-UNUSED PLANTS AND SPEED WARSHIP BUILDING TO BOLSTER DEFENSE WASHINGTON Nov. 4 — W*> — The magnitude of the United States' effort to re-arm swiftly in a troubled world was emphasised today with disclosures that long-unused arms plant* are to be reopened and steps taken to cut down delay* in construction of warships. President Roosevelt, at Hyde Park, N Y., made known that a $22,000,000 world war ordnance plant at South Charleston. W. Va , struction of ship*. Mr. Roosevelt made these re word be reopened and devoted to | Roosevelt aaid. would mean a large a secret purpose, and that the New saving for the government Orleans    navy    yard    would    be    used    Mr. Roosevelt’* remarks about    marks when as .ted about published again    after    being    Inoperative    since    delays In warship construction    report* that the navy faced po*. - were of intense interest here. He    ble mrther delays because navy of- sald the government was atriving    ficials »vre split on matters of de le reduce the time that elapses be- j sign tween appropriations for warships Earlier in the day, the navy dis- closed th* transfer of two officers 1921. These steps, Mr. Roosevelt said. are part of a general program of utilizing dis-used, government-owned land and plant*, ao far as possible In the re-armament program. instead of buying private property for the purpose This, Mr. men had made on ship designs. tended when it was built, but Mr The two officers are: Rear Ad- Roosevelt was unwilling to say mirai H L Brinser, board presi- I what It would be used for dent who to to be trailered to the The New Orleans naval station, navy * general board; and Captain actually at nearby Algiers. Le., Joseph S. Evans, who ha* been or-1 represents an investment carried on tiered to Schenectady. N. Y., where I naval records at $4 669.941. Mem-an electrical plant is turning out ' ber* of the Louisiana congressional naval equipment. The ordnance plant as delegation have suggested repeat-South I edly it be used for torpedo produc- ,r.or^':r«oro,.hor“ sj zszzzzz:«.««*.«.    •* Tai* u the fact that designs ha' e survey, but denied the transfer 18 years It will not be used for the vessels rapidly changed during the con- were due,to any criticism the two Manufacture of armor plate, aa In-{marine*. destroyers and sub- FORESTALLING NATION-WIDE STRIKE— Major Railroads Cancel Unintentional Radio Scare— THINGS HAPPEN FOR WELLES —Caps Unexpected In Career Order For Wage Slash By JACK STINNETT AP Feature Servlet Writer NEW YORK—Things Just happen to Orson Welles. Sometimes the Boy Wonder of Broadway, as ‘he Mercury theater kingpin Is called, has planned it that way; but more often he hasn t He didn’t, of course, plan to scare the pan'* off listeners and put himself on the front pages when he did that The Wsi of the Worlds" broadcast. But thats just what    Lj?hrt"m * adapted directed and. with the Mercury players, enacted the ether dframa. In 1931 travelling in Ireland, he remarked to a chance acquaintance that he had    with the Theater Guild. The acquaintance turned out t/1 be an actor from Dublin’s Gate theater. Before Welles knew it, he was playing important roles with the Gate and Abbey Players, getting top billing as a "guest star from the Theater Guild Two yearn later, Welles went to Katharine Cornell with a letter of introduction from Alexander Wooliest. Welles was signed on the spot for a 25-week tour and roles in "Candida," ’’The Barret* of Wim-pole Street," and "Romeo and Juliet." It m'asn’t chance that critics showered praise on Welles’ acting and direction in the WPA federal theater project s "Dr. Faustus." But if Welles had been able to get financial backing for some of his own projects, he probably wouldn’t have been fooling with the government production. That success drew backing for the Mercury theater. The Mercury’s fame last year couldn't be called chance, either, but any ________ Broadway producer will tell that to    ORSON WELLES turn out five consecutive hits, you not only need a genius but a man with horsehoes in his pocket as well. George Orson Welles seems to be both.    aa aaa He authored "Everybody's Shakespeare " Ii has sold nearly 100.000 copies. Four years ago Welles started radio work. He has played scores of roles at the microphone, best known of which is the title role in "Th* Shadow." He was bom in Kenosha, Wis„ May 6, 1915 Hts mother was an Ives, of the prominent Springfield, 111 , family; his father. Dick Welles, bon vivant and world traveler. When Orson was two, his family moved to Chicago. There, he made his stage debut as "Madame Butterfly s unfortunate infant.    ,    „ His only schooling was obtained at Todd school, Woodstock, 111 Hr covered eight academic years in five, and produced, directed, painted scenery for, and acted in more plays than you could shake a Jar of greasepaint at.    ____ _ U. S. WONT ACCEPT 9-POWER TREATY DENUNCIATION-HULL Secretary Indicates Nation Not To Abide By Japan's Policy For China WASHINGTON, Nov. 4—(A*!—Cordell Hull, secretary of state. Indicated today the United States would not abide by Japan's intention to link Japan, China and Manchoukuo together politically and economl-cally. In a formal statement, he also gave the world to understand this country would not accept any denunciation by Japan of the nine-power treaty guaranteeing Chinas independence and the open door of commercial opportunities there. He .served notice the United States stands on the existing treaties dealing with Japan and China. The American attitude, he said, is gov- accepted i .........—    '    1    ......... Way Clear For Legislative Aid Rail Committee Meets Today To Work On Program SURGEONS REM I0VE PIN FROM GIRL S THROAT Two Abilene surgeons played I hide and go seek with an open safety pin the the esophagus of a 17 year old Sweetwater girl yesterday for two and a half hours. Last night the girl. Fairy | Fave Oreen, 1103 Hickory street, Sweetwater, walked out of the hospital, with Just a tinge of a sore throat. Dr. L. F. Orubbs inserted an esophogascope In the girls throat. From the outside Dr. Donald McDonald directed movements through the flouro-scope. After many trials the pin was finally closed and then removed. The girl said she was holding the pin in her mouth and accidentally swallowed it. Rain Aids Fire Fighters CHICAGO, Nov. 4—(AP)— The nations major railroads Q|y| 13-STATE FRONT- canceled an order for a 15 per cent wage cut for approximately 930,000 employes today in the hope their action would expedite government aid. WITHDRAWAL URGED The decision tores tailed a strike of the workers and cleared the way tor drafting legislation to help the carriers. Withdrawal of the pay reduction notice was recommended last Saturday by President Roosevelt’s fact j finding board. J J. Pelley, president of the Association of American Railroads, and George M Harrison, chairman of the railway labor executives association, conferred with Mr. Roosevelt Monday. They announced then he had promised to support a legislative program to aid the rail lines and had expressed confidence an informal committee ot six, representing labor and management, could present one to the next congress. Alluding to these developments. Pelley informed President Roosevelt by telegram today "the railroads are taking this action not because they agree with the conclusions reached by the fact-finding board, but because they recognize the gravity of the situation and be- Forest Blazes Loss $300,000 Showers Check Major Fires In Three Of States By The Aasociated Press Rain sweeping out of the west yesterday revived the spirits of a force of more than 8,000 men striving to stem the spread of forest fire* in 13 states Showers checked several large blazes in Alabama. Mississippi and western Tennessee. Heavy winds whisked a rain storm toward the menaced areas of the arid midwest. Losses of more than $300,000 were | me , a, *v    ,.,r  ____ calculated In the broad territory be cause they hojiTthaf ouT’ofTT win j tween Missouri and the Atlantic POLICE FIND PART OF HUMAN JAW come, through cooperation of all concerned, a so'inder and more equitable transportation policy." seaboards and Michigan and the Gulf before the sudden change in the weather spurred hopes the tide The association's legislative com- of battle was turning. erned by the generally principles of international law. He did not indicate what action the United States would take and denied reports he was consulting other powers to induce them to denounce their commercial treaties with Japan. The fact that Hull twice mentioned China and Japan was interpreted to mean that, even as he will refuse to concede Japan the right to make < peace in China prejudicial to the nine-power treaty, so he will also refuse to recognize the right of China to make a peace with Japan which would injure the rights of the United States and other nations. It is thought possible the time might come when China, tired of the war, might seek to make peace with Japan. It was pointed out here that neither Japan nor China has the privilege, by her own action, to get rid of the nine-power treaty. mittee planned to meet in Washington tomorrow to start work on a remedial legislative program. Earlier In the week, Pelley mentioned a six point program fostered by the association. It included revision of the interstate commerce commision's rate making procedure, low rate government loans, abolition of reduced government freight rates, repeal of the long and short haul rate law and new regulation of water transportation. Roosevelt Pleased At Rails' Action HYDE PARK Nov 4—^—President Roosevelt expresed gratification today at tne announcement major railroads would cancel a proposed 15 per cent wage cut, and reiterated the hope a "constructive" railway rehabilitation program would be enacted at the next session of congress "I join with railroad management and railroad employees in hoping that we can develop and pu' through a constructive program of legislation at the next session of congress." he said Rangers Investigate Death Of Physician SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 4.—(instate rangers began an investigation today of the death of Dr. David H. Carson, 61 who was shot to death in his car Wednesday. A promise of rain cheered fire fighters in West Virginia, where state forester D B Griffin estimated one fourth of the state was dotted by flames. At least 60 outbreaks were counted. Many were out of control. Light precipitation was reported in western Kentucky. The major conflagration1: in that state were in Harlan and Pike counties. Some 7,500 acres were charred. Damage was placed at $200,000. Six forest firer were reported in southern Indiana. One, in Washington county, was out of control on a three-mile front. Foresters fixed the loss at $100,000 A tornado wind toppled a radio tower at Harrisburg, IU., as a rain storm and volunteers reported they had a wood and prairie fire "about under control." Gov. Henry Homer proclaimed a state of cmgergency ! in prohibiting the kindling of fires in the timber lands. Police dug into the concrete floor of the basement of a New York fraternal hall and found part of a human Jaw with several teeth still Intact which they believe may have been from the body of Arthur Bomb Blamed In Ship Blast German Consul Calls Explosion 'Criminal Assault' Pried, young White Plains business man, who was kidnaped and held for $200,000 ransom last December. Four men arrested for this and other crimes were said by federal agents to have confessed. (Associated Press PIO to.) Fears Business Men May Halt Trend To Aims President Asks Reelection For N. Y. Governor By The Associated Press President Rooievelt warned the nation last night against any weakening of “liberal government” in Tuesday’s elections lest it check what he called a recent trend among business men to accept new deal objectives. OTHER DEMOS ENDORSED Appealing in a "fireside" broadcast from hi* home at Hyde Park, N. Y., for the reelection of Governor Herbert H. Lehman of N*w York and other democrats, the president said: “If there should be any weakening of the power of a liberal government next Tuesday, it would resurrect false holies on th* part of some businessmen, now beginning to change antiquated ideas, that if they can hold out a little longer, no adaptation to change wiU be nec-• essary." Endorsing Governor Lehman, who once broke with the president over the administrations proposal to reorganize th# supreme court, Mr. I Roosevelt refrained from mentioning the governor's republican opponent. District Attorney Thomas E Dewey. He said, however, the state could not afford to supplant "seasoned leader* like Governor Lehman with men, no matter how sincere, who have yet to win their spurs or prove what they really know or where they really stand in the fight for social justice." The president urged tile reelection of Senator Robert F. Wagner and the election of Representative James i M. Mead to be New York’* junior . senator. He also asked the re-J election of Governor Prank Murphy * in Michigan. Other developments leading to the congressional and state elections Tuesday Included:    j The republican national committee announced that three major: party addresses would be delivered tonight. It said former President | Hoover would broadcast from Spokane, Wash., from 8 to 9 p. rn, central standard time, over the Mutual network; John Hamilton, national republican chairman, from Washington, from 9 to 9:30 p. rn., central standard time, over the "Red" network of NBC. and Representative Joseph W. Martin, jr, chairman of the republican congressional campaign committee, from Boston from 9 45 to IO P-rn. central standard time, over CBS. Mayor F H. LaGuardia of New York said three ranking democratic leaders in the house of representatives were opposed to the reelection of Rep. John J. O’Connor, a target of the Roosevelt administration s primary “purge." Mr. Roosevelt told a press conference that political coercion of WPA workers by either major party was wrong and that the administration was making every effort to prevent it. WPA officials in Washington dis- DOLL FOR BRIDE A new home, a ragged doll and a stick of chocolate candy brought smiles to 10-year-old Rosie Columbus Tackett, child bride, after a Prestonburg. Ky, judge sent her to a private home to be boarded. She had been taken from her 34-year-old husband, and a jury ruled her a delinquent. < Associated Press Photo ) Heavy Bond Set In Kidnap Cases Four Prisoners Plead Innocent To Indictments Ex-Convict Freed In Sailor's Death LIBERTY. Nev. 4.— (JP>—John Wesley Fawcett, former Louisiana convict, was found innocent tonight by a jury which deliberated charges he had slain an unidentified Italian seaman Feb. 12. 1935. The Ju-ors considered the case an hour and 55 minutes. Minister Facing Attack Charges GONZALES, Nov. 4—m—Charges of criminal assault and attempted criminal assault upon two young farm girls were filed today against the Rev. R. O. Ekrut, 33-year-old Baptist minister of Nixon. The clergyman was jailed here and will be taken to Seguin Monday, opening day of the county’* grand jury session. County Attorney Denver E. Perkins said Mr. Ekrut made a detailed statement in connection with the cases involving alleged assault upon an 11-year-old girl and attempted assault upon a 13-year-old girl. Perkins said the alleged offenses occurred in August Mr. F.k-rut’s statement said the two girls had visited in the minister’s home, Perkins disclosed. The charge* were filed before Justice of the Peace H. C. Hartmann at Nixon. Mr. ELrut was married at Stock- It was listed as tract No. 12 among dale March 12, 1937, and went to those offeied    (    was th# heaviest buy*?, paying $240.- Nixon six days later as pastor of The Tulsa* company also paid the oho for rigid tracts a* compered vO I the Nixon Baptist church.    I    second highest amount for lease 1 Kewanee s $230,000 for two. | NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—UFI—Four Missing Boy And Transient Hunted BROWNSVILLE, Nov. 4.—— South Texas officers were asked to OAKLAND, Calif. Nov 4 -Offi _____ be on the lookouf today for 13-year- cjaj 0Djni0r: concerning an explo-j members of an alleged "crime syn old Coy O'Neal Rooney and a transient described as about 28-year-old. The boy. son of a soldier at Fort Brown. left home Sunday    „«rnal    agent. Officers said the man s descrip- . tion fitted that ct a man who had .-S^LC, h    uncovered    "no I ana *lura sonur mevj, yuuu lured children away and had used “W.“/ar h. tad uncovered h'“jwhitf „lalnj N y , bmtnm man them to beg for him. Garrett Urges Better Defense Congressman Is Main Speaker At Officers' Dinner A vigorous stand for stronger national defenses was voiced by Congressman Clyde L. Garrett of Eastland in an address before the Abilene chapter of reserve officer* at the Wooten hotel last night. Garrett wa* principal speaker at a dinner attended by local I Mel re army officer*, National Guard leaders. naval reserve officer* and visiting army dignitaries. Declaring that America’* vast resources "are now becoming Hie prey of unscrupulous nations," Garrett asserted that the United State* "must be strong enough that an invader would think twice about attacking" • We need a two ocean navy, strong enough to hold up an invader until an army could be massed for the protection of that coast," he said. We need mobile coast defense units and many forts which will _ dominate sector* of the coast until j an army can be mobilized. We    need abu.CNE \ h i nit r:    Fair    *«<; a strong enough regular army    that "IT”>t can raeet lhe flrst ^(jcic of such cast texas: f»ir *»»«i warner    an invasion and have the reserve* Vin omen, amt trained men to    keep . J the supply of remits flowing    until the invader * beaten ^ ' cloudy and roilier. TEMPEH vri HES HOI It 1 2 . II ...... See POLITICS, Pg. 5, Col. 8 The Weather POINTS TO REALITIES* Granting that American people crave peace and seek good win of ♦*      i    I the nations of the world, Garrett countered that "in cur striving for peace by every honorable means we are not so foolish as to close our eyes to present day realities.' ~ I The congressman pointed out that in uv ............    Nu«in    ......    *i    only last year a Russian air shit? Warr.n I mended , total al ,425.000 raison, ,    ’ landed unannounced ta Clitoral*. V* (IU Vi* I    .    ,    ...    .    .a    ,    I       V'    a«     J    rn    ii    .    rn.a MMM*    **«*•» r <4 ll V . See OFFICERS, Pf. 5. Col. I sion which ripped a gaping hole In dicate," facing possible death sen-the German steamer Vancouver tences, pleaded innocent trday to here appeared tonight to lean to- three kidnaping indictments ac-ward the theory it was caused by i cusing them of a series of abduc-_ —*----1     *    tions in which they allegedly de- A. M. 43    ..... 4* ...... 41 ...... 4* .a.**. 41  ..... 41    ...... 42 ...... 4(1    ...... •a ...... ss ..... HH ..... Midnight S ti 7 a 9 to ll 41 P M , ti I . ti 7 . HH .    7.1 . HH . Hi . HU .    97 , . 94 AGGREGATE HIGHEST— Tulsa Oil Firm Pays Record Prices For West Texas Tracts In UT Land Auction AUSTIN. Nov. 4.—.yip—Two    rec-    of a single trad    with $107 000    for ords for University of Texas    oil    165.9 acres in Ector    county,    the land auctions tumbled here today northeast quarter of section 8, when the Kewanee oil company at block 35 Tulsa paid $123,000 to lease a 160.9    E. V. Bollinger, chief    clerk in the acre tract, a new high price, and Texas land offict and representa-the auction netted the state school rive of the land commission, said $703 600, the highest aggregate ever the previous reef rd for one lease recorded.    was a $74,000 bonus for an Ector Kewanee s top-priced tract,    one    county tract paid    by    the Shell    Pe- of 40 leased, is located on    the    troleum companv    He    said the high- Crane-Ector county line, the south- cst aggregate ever brought in bv west quarter of section 9. block 35. one auction previously was $621,900. P. G. Northrup of San Angelo and killed    Arthur    Fried,    young evidence to indicate an offense has.    .    .    .    .  ....... been    committed" but Baron    Man-    , A.v.tstant    District    Attorn.,.    Jacob fred    con KUltnger. German    consul    J-    J*"?    J' , f    tf. at San ' ranclaco, termed the    blast I confessed they took    Fried from Ms •*«-    in    a    nubile    car*    I    la&t    Dec. 4 Heidi him captive Her"    in    the    the    Ukrainian .    ,.    .    hall    on    the lowei east side No forma, statement could    ^    cremated his body obtained from the cargo underwriters but their investigators were re- vr»r ann. 7H ■u'l SS*.    >4*-tfrr.la> #47; .un Due lud*y. H:#»:    »»n«el    Iud**, 3: 4H. ported to have expressed the opin ion the explosion was not accidental and did not take place in the furnace. The penalty for conviction in the Fried case would be death in the electric chair or 20 years to life in prison. FORGOTTEN BY MOST— Sd Taylor County To Spend S600 To Hold Poll Tuesday; 5,000 Ballots Printed page n ^ Taylor county will spend $800 or; site of a newspaper engine room or boiler room.    I'"The” four men were named as more Tuesday cc hold an election I doubtfu hat more ...an - The ship, which was swung in to william the Oakland estuary shore the explosion yesterday, continued to settle despite constant operation of pumps. Five crewmen were injured, none seriously. None of the eight passengers was hurt. seph Stephen Sacoda, 28, a Sing 3lng convict.  Jacknia, 27; Demetrius that most folks had forgotten was    )W*^er    the    electior.    are a«*r jouto, 30; John Virga. 34. and Jo- coming^ ^ ^ ^ ^ topor.    the    county    nearly    $2,000. Quakes Reported FAIRFAX. S. D. Nov. 4 Earth tremors were reported this afternoon in a large section of south central South Dakota and north central Nebraska. Tennessee Utility Sells Out For TVA (ant elation of thy yr.r-the sen- I Th™ era! election Pitted wUi be repre- ■ assistant* to hire for mnmuvm of «v«*l poliUc.l pm-1    {rom    ,    ,    m MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 4.—(/P>— Since Texas has only one    party of j until !    p,    rn    MI 8> the case of dem- msequence, voters have    dropped the habit of going to the    polls on Say, taking it fo Co. agreed today to sell for $1,600.- j granted that the democratic nom:    are    ^ust,    commu- 000 its electric facilities serving 22 | nee* will be    Drinted    nisi and ^publican candidates for communities and municipalities Taylor_ county    had    printed    n^    and    repuo consequence, voters have dropped ocratic primates    ,    w#11 ....................... the habit of going to the polls on Who*    of**.    JTjU HT'-—    The    West    Tennessee    Power    &    Light    j general elecrion    day^^ing    it^jor    j    ^h^»^    governor    to    con- seeking TVA power. 5,130 ballots, each being almost the ; most of the state offices. ;