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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS] |    OWN    | NEWSPAPER ®fje Abilene Reporter “WITHOUT,OR    WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE!CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS /T COES,"-Byron VOL. LYM I, NO. 159.,vr, ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1938—THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.    PRICE    FIVE    CENTSArmistice Week Finds World Preparing For War At Cost Which May Reach 20 Billions Annually # WASHINGTON, Nov. 5.—(ZP) —The world enters Armistice week—20 yean afterward—preparing feverishly for war at a cost which may reach $20,000,-000.000 this yea. and even more •in 1939. In totalitarian and demo cratic countries alike the economic structure is burdened by the staggering cost of the arms race which has blotted out the bright hopes and expectations of November ll, 1918, when the World war ended. Many foreign nations are de voting nearly 50 per cent of their national budgets to arms costs, paying none of their arms bill out of current revenue. Excepting the United States, virtually every strong nation is operating on a war economy, diverting capital and savings into non-productive enterprises and forcing an expansion of heavy industry well beyond normal peace-time requirements. This government itself Is formulating a program of greatly increased armament outlays. Many nations, particularly the dictator countries, have wiped out unemployment by rearmament. The question arises, the opinion of some economists, whether disarmament is possible without throwing the world into a depression far greater than the last. Political implications of the arms race have been called even more menacing. The Foreign Policy association, a private research organization, had this to say recently: “For the democracies the ultimate cost of unlimited arma ment competition may be the loss of their free economies and the undermining of democracy itself.” Many economists foresee no such strain in th' immediate future for the United States, despite indications of heavy in creases in arms expenditures as the result of the national defense restudy now under way. However, one s-hool of thought holds that the United States can build and buy more battleships and battleplanes only at the cost of restricted expenditures for other purposes.PRESIDENTIAL POSSIBILITIES TO entering fifth month of advance get peek AT futoje TUESDAY industry Regains Half Of Loss AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON.—The candidates and political “medicine men” have spoken their pieces; the people are about to have their say. From Key West. Fla. to Tatoosh, Wash., voters will go to the polls Tuesday to provide the first rrtRion-w;Je expression of political preference since the democrats scored a record-smashing triumph two years ager. Congressional elections will be held in 47 states, Maine having voted in September. Thirty-seven United States senators, including two for the present senate; 432 members of the house of representatives; 32 governors, and hundreds of other state officals will be chosen. AS COWBOY SPECIAL GAINS MOMENTUM- FILM AUDITION IN PROSPECT FOR HSU BAND IF IT MAKES TREK The approaching West Texas Up for decision also will be a bewildering array of old age pension special train expedition to Los An- VANDENBERG (R—Mich.) proposals and panaceas for the needy, ranging from California’s $30 a week for folks over 50 to Nebraska's referendum on legalizing slot machines to raise funds for annuities for the aged. WHAT TO WATCH FOR The political wiseacres will study Tuesday's returns in an effort to determine:    I--- I Whether the old GOP. ele-• phant is trumpeting up the comeback trail. for the intersectional trek is the an- democratic maioriUes in several in- 1 ual *ridiron game between the Har-d u st rial cities    dln-Simmons Cowboys and Loyola Entertainment and shopping opportunities on the trip, with prospective visits to Hollywood's movie colonies, and numerous other points of interest, are proving other major reasons for the jaunt however, as Central theme and direct occasion (the days pass and reservations come in. geles and Southern California, scheduled for a week from Wednesday, gathers additional momentum today. 2. The effect of the election on the political fortunes of poten tial candidates for the presidency. 3 The response of the public to • the lure of sundry pension PRESIDENTIAL DESTINIES The political destiny of several possibilities may hinge, directly or indirectly, on the outcome in several states O' Tuesday's elections. Among them are university’s Lions. The journey, with attractive low rail fares, will be made aboard the j Reporter-News Cowboy Special. A prospective movie short audition for the H-SU Cowboy Band, should it make the trip, as backers of a campaign to send the famed musical organization hope, added audition possibilities. To him came word from R. J O'Donnell, Dallas, vice president and general manager for Texas Consolidated Theatres. Inc., and new possibilities to the entire trip Raymond Willie, division manager picture last night To Wally Akin, Paramount theater manager, who will make the trip aboard the Reporter-News Cowboy Special, came first word of the for the company, operators of theatres in Abilene and other Texas cities, that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, See SPECIAL, Pf. 8, Col. 5 Over Million Employes Go Back To Jobs Construction And Auto Industries .. Lead Upswing schemes. CAPITAL CIRCLES HEAR— F D R To Ask 4. The reaction of the voters to proposed sit-down strikes and restricting picketing. jPt MURPHY <D—Mich.) # Widespread republican gains would bring claims that the new deal is slipping and that the party of Lincoln, McKinley, Hoover and Landon is on its way to a presidential victory in 1940. A democratic loss of only a few seats in congress, or a governorship here and there, would be cited by democrats as evidence they had weathered the storm I Governor Racket-busting republican Thomas E. Dewey, running for the New York governorship, long the leading stepping-stone to f presidential nomination. Mighty Air Force Michigan's democratic governor, Frank Murphy, who is fighting for re-election, and Michigan's republican Senator Vandenberg, who is aiding the drive to bring the state back into the GO.P. column. of business recession and low crop prices. Philip La Follette, of LOSSES EXPECTED Most democratic leaders expect some losses. The pendulum usually swings back after a tremendous tilting of the political scales. The democrats now have a lead of almost 4 to I in the house and better than 5 to I in the senate. They hold 24 of the 32 governorships to be contested. Wisconsin, a likely choice for standard-bearer of his new national progressive party if that party decides to enter the presidential contest. Say Emergency Budget Studied Equipment For 400,000 Men In Defense Program Annual Red Cross Roll Call— HAIR ISSUES PROCLAMATION —Armistice To Thanksgiving Republican Robert A. Taft, son of the late president, who is seeking election as United States senator from the "pivotal” state of Ohio, home of several presidents. TAFT IR—Ohio) Republicans have forecast gains of from 40 to 90 seats in the house and of “several places” in the senate. Democratic National Chairman James A. Farley, who made the classic prophecy of all but Maine and Vermont” in 1936, has modestly predicted “good safe democratic majorities” in the next senate and house. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace, son of Iowa, where republicans are attacking the Wallace farm program in a fierce battle for a United States senatorship and the governorship. Watched most closely as a barometer of 1940 will be the farm vote, particularly in the middle west. Republicans count heavily on farmer discontent with current crop prices, the big hope of the G.OP. being to win back the agricultural west as an offset to heavy Indiana's former cemocratic Governor Paul V. McNutt and Missouri middle-of-the-road democratic Senator Bennett Champ Clark Senator Clark is seeking re-election. McNutt, high commissioner to the Philippines, is not a 1938 political candidate, but the outcome of the Indiana election might affect, one way or the other, the presidential boom for him. DEWEY IR—N. Y.) WALLACE (D—la.) MCNUTT ID—Ind.) rn LA FOLLETT*; I Prof.—Wls.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — Administration circles heard today that President Roosevelt intended definitely ta ask congress to authorize one of the world’s mightiest air fleets, numbering from 7,000 to 10,-000 warplanes, for the army. NUCLEUS ARMY His far-reaching plans to bolster national defenses were reported authoritatively to include also full : war equipment as quickly as pos- I sible for a nucleus army of 400,000 or more men. It was estimated that the program involved outlays next year exceeding by wel’ over $300,000,000 this year's appropriations for all military purposes, including naval. A separate “emergency” budget for the new rearmament program was one dexice the president was reported to have under consideration. Details of the new rearmament program were hidden in confidential budget estimates, bift in well informed quarter:, it was believed the president s recommendations to congress early next year would include: I. At least tripling the army air corps’ present goal of 2.320 first line fighting planes, fixed in 1935. New planes would be added by mass production methods over a period of several years. There has Mayor W, W. Hair yesterday promulgated the following proclamation bearing upon the annual Red Cross Roll Call: Each year Americans in every community are called upon to take part in a great nationwide movement to relieve human suffering and raise health standards in this country. I refer specifically to the work done by the Taylor county chapter of the American Red Cross and thousands of other chapters throughout the country. It is not necessary, I know, for me to remind citizens of our community that the work of the Red Cross is a vital contribution to our community welfare. Both from the standpoint of the year-round local program and work on a national basis such as the relief for victims of distress, the fight against epidemics, public health nursing for isolated communities, or assistance to rervice men or disabled veterans, Red Cross aid to those needing help has proved its worth For years past our community has had a share in this work through contributions made by local citizens. The annual membership roll call of the Red Cross, through which such work is supported, is from Armistice day through Thanksgiving day. Your support during this period will Insure a continuation of Red Cross work here and in other parts of the country. The Red Cross asks so little, yet does so much, that we cannot afford to deny such an apneal. I am pleased, therefore as Mayor of Abilene, to designate this period as a time when all members will be asked to renew their memberships, and those who have not enrolled before are asked to add their names to the ranks of Red Cross members in our community. W. W HAIR. Mayor. Citv of Abilene, Texas. (See Page 7 for story on Roll Calli Legion Officers To Meet Today 300 From Two Divisions Due For Conclave How to be better officers of the American Legion, which means being better citizens of their respective communities and cities, will be the principal theme of the annual officer* conference to be held here todav. State oMicials of the legion will be on hand to explain duties of all American Legion offices, also to outline the national, state and community programs which the or- Norther To Hit Abilene Today Frost Forecast For North And West Texas; Light Snow Falls At Texline Abilenians may expect to wake this morning and find a cold rpell sweeping the city, according to a forecast from the municipal airport weather bureau late last night. The wave was predicted to hit about 5 a. rn. from the north. No | been no hint of a proposal to in- moisture w as forecast. Weathermen tendered the forecast that Monday H. IL DUDLEY (Guest Speaker) AS CAMPAIGN ISSUE- .Business Woes Are Cited Demos, GOP’s Charge Blame ^ By The Associated Press • Charges and counter-charges of responsibility for the country a economic woes came last night from republican and democratic orators making last-minute appeals for popular support at the polls ^ Tuesday. " Former President Hoover, speaking in Spokane, Wash., charged the Roosevelt administration with hamstringing Its own efforts to restore prosperity by the use of -coercive” methods. He made this g appeal: "Give us the election of a new congress of independent men and watch America come back.” Across the continent at Greenwich, Conn., in his home state, At-torney General Homer Cummings # appealed for support of the administration in an address entitled “America Must Not Turn Back.” His theme was much like President Roosevelt's of Friday night, that continued “liberal government” is • necessary to preserve new deal enactments. Hoover, making the last of three campaign speeches, traced recovery crease further Uip navy’s new goal of 3,000 planes, set in the expansion act. 2. Undertaking immediately to equip the army’s “initial protective force” of about 400,000 which includes the regular army and national guard with “essential” semiautomatic rifles anti-aircraft guns, bombs, tanks and gas masks. 3. Hastening tile acquisition of war reserves for h force of 1.000,000 which, under war department plans, would take the field within a few months in the event of United States invotvment in a new world war. would be partly cloudv and warmer.    ganization will sponsor during the Temperature at ll o'clock was standing at 67 degrees, only 14 de- next year, only 14 degrees below the-- grees day’s high of 81. Frost was predicted for north and west Texas. Amarillo reported the temperature dropped to 40 there Saturday night and a light snow fell at Texline. At Lubbock the thermometer fell to 51 degrees from Saturday’s high of 78. A minimum of 33 was forecast there Sunday morning. Winters Bank Cashier Dies WINTERS. NOV 5 — (Spl >—Carl Henslee, 51. cashier for many years of the Winters State bank, died at At Dallas, a minimum of 40 was his home at 5:15 this afternoon. ONE AMENDMENT UP— 400,000 OR FEWER TEXANS TO CAST VOTES IN TUESDAY POLL Demented Killer Of Two Women Hunted expected. The cold wave was sweeping into Texas from the eastern slope of Death was unexpected, although Henslee had been in declining health, and for several days had M Shaw, commander of Parra-more post, which will entertain the visiting legionnaiies, anticipates an attendance of 300 post officials who will come to the conference from cities of all West Texas. The con-ierence is for divisions four and five which include all of Texas west of and Including Fort Worth. Vincent Chiodo department of Texas commandei, will be the honored guest and principal speaker of the Sunday program Other state officers to be here are Wynne Goode of Austin state service officer; Fred E Young of Austin. NEW YORK, Nov. 5—(AP) —Th© nation’s business, enter in# the fifth month of recovery, had reclaimed today near ly haft the ground it lost in the slump from the relatively high industrial levels in the spring and summer of 1937. SALARIES FATTENED Employment estimates Indicated well over a million workers have been restored to factory payrolls and pay envelopes fattened through added working hours as plants on curtailed scheduled speeded up production. October figures, presenting a picture of sharp contrast with the rapid decline of industrial barometers in that month last year, showed the vast building industry far ahead of 1937 levels. Heavy construction awards, trade sources reported, were the largest for the month since 1929. The Associated Press index of residential building, where signs of vigorous revival first were visible last spring and early in the summer, by the end of October had more than doubled the figure at the 1938 low point Building has been Industry's sleeping giant since 1931. Business men have waited for its reawakening as probably the strongest assurance of an enduring rise in employment and payrolls. Widely-spread October gains helped make the four-month climb out of the trough of the 1937-38 depression one of the fastest in years, Wall Street analysis noted. ACTIVITY INDEX UP The Associated Press weekly inde of industrial activity dropped from a high around 108 last year to 65 at the end of May, 1938. It now stands at 83 6, up about 27 per cent from the year’s low, This index is based on the averag 1 for the years 1929 and 1930 as IOO Although recovery got up con : siderable momentum during tin summer, it seemed to have been aided last month by the passing o I the September was scare, which threatened for a time to halt th< climb. The automobile industry, leader o the 1933-37 business rise, came ou of its downspin to make a powerful recovery teammate for building. Steel production for the firs See BUSINESS, Pg. 8, CoL 3 Kerrville Roncher Sloin In Drugstore KERRVILLE. Nov. 5.—{IP)—Wil Hope. 60-year-old rancher, w; shot to death in a crowded drug store here today. Deputy Sheriff Pat Washburi said that Clyde Henderson, 19, o near Mountain Home, handed him 38-caliber automatic pistol wit] the statement “I guess I have jus bes ELECTIONS, Pf. «, CoL 4 AUSTIN, Nov. 5.—(ip)—An estimated 100,000 or fewer Texans—less than one-fifteenth of the state's population—Tuesoay will go through the formality of electing 12 statewide officers, 21 members of the in the north and east, probably would be highly pleased if they mustered 40,000 u.tes for Alexander Boynton of San Antonio, their candidate for governor of Texas against W. Lee O’Daniel of Fort Worth, democratic nominee and JEFFERSON, Nov. 5. —<pi—Officers carefully followed meager clues tonight in a widening hunt for Donald Covin, demented killer of two women. Cavin leaped from a train here as he was being returned to Longview from St. Louis. He had fled the asylum at Rusk and relatives followed him to the Missouri city. the Rockies.    A low - pressure been seriously ill. though over the midcontinent area Thc funeral Will be held at 3:30 began shifting as a high-pressure sunday afternoon at the First Bap- state adjutant; Ed Redell of San killed Wil1 Hope\ Angelo, fifth division commander: Larry S. Daniel of Abilene, assistant national executive committeeman; area on the eastern seaboard gave way. The Weather Taylor fountains may vote in the general election Tuesday at the same 3! polling places that were used in the democratic pri-maries last summer, Judge Lee R. York pointed out last night. Polls will be open from 8 a. rn. to 7 p. rn. ABH.KM mill VK IMT!: tartly cloudy, colder sunday ; Monday partly cloudy and wanner. KAST TEAS:    Tartly cloudy, colder In EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS HASKELL—Plans for activities during the closing months of the year will be discussed at a membership meeting of the Haskell chamber of commerce Tuesday. COLORADO —Fall revival of the First Baptist church will open Nov- r.ational house of representatives, and several thousand district and county officers Several democi atic leaders had appealed for a heavy majority party vote to show the nation the home state of Vice President John N. Garner has lost none of its democratic preponderance but indications were that their pleas would have little effect. Absentee voting in most cities was far lighter than in the 1936 general election, when the presidential race and six proposed constitutional amendments added zest. Republicans who hope to make revere inroads ii* democratic ranks certain victor. Besides O Daniel and Boynton, the other gubernatorial candidates were Earl E. Muter of Dallas, socialist, and Homer Brooks of Hous- I ton, communis; The only propped constitutional change on the ballot was one to eliminate the am lent anti-dueling provision of the oath of office taken by state and district officers. The requirement that persons becoming officials i-weRr they have not participated in a duel with deadly weapons has appeared ludicrous to many persons in recent years, oarticularh when women officeholders are inducted. th- interior sunday; Munday partly rioudy, ember 13 and continue three weeks, polder on '.he coait, warmer in northwent    jim    Day    n    V    rWMV    nf    TValTas portion. Kre#h loutherlv windy on the * Rh the Ke\ . C. X . DOSSCy OI DRUM roan, whining to northerly by Sunday ! preaching. night.    1    r WEST TEXAS: Tartly rioudy and polder Sunday; Monday fair, warmer In north and central portions. NKW MEXKO: Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday ; cooler south portion Sunday. TEMTKRATI RES A. M. AS ---- as ----- as ..... ai .... at ..... 82 ..... as ..... aa ..... as ..... 64    ..... AM Midnight HOI R I s 4 A A 7 8 9 IO It an P. M. . 77 , 7» . SO . HI . 7» . 7S . 70 . 67 AA N OOH Hlgheat and lowest I i'm omit urn 74 to ROTAN.—A minstrel, written and directed bv Ramon Autry, a show reminiscent of the days when Rotan was known as “White Flat,” will be given by the Luncheon club November 15. SNYDER _ Winston Bros. Hereford sale will be held Wednesday. MEMPHIS. — Northwest Texas Methodist conference will open November 15. m. -c»i,»rdB‘. ai and at; »ame dai- a ANSON.—Annual Jones county *es*r a *o, as md 'I:    'imiri yesterday, nonltrv show will br held npremher V:tfi: »uartic today. 7:00:    Sunset today. L. L ..    ueccmoer *:4fl.    8. 9 and IO. tist church. Tile rites will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. T. Hamor, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Cole, the Rev. H. H. Stephens, and the Rev. C. N. Roth. Burial will be in the Main street cemetery, with    the    Spill    Funeral    home in charge    of    arra    gements    The body is to lie in state at the home from 9 a. rn. until the time of the service, anc! the casket will not be opened at the church. Mr. Henslee was bom at Merit, Texas Julj 4, 1887. He started his banking career at the age of 20, In Buffalo    Gap.    He was    married there    in    1912    to Margaret Butchee, a sister of the wife of the piesent governoi of Arizona, R. C. Stanford. After leaving Buffalo Gap. he lived successively at Hermleigh and Hawley before coming here in 1919 Mr. Henslee was church and civic leader, and had been one of the principal players for the Winters Little theatre. He was a Mason. Survivors are his rife; twro sons, Leeshen h.nd Kenneth, bota of Winters; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Morgan of Dallas, and Cadee Henslee of Winters: a granddaughter, Marilyn Morgan; two brothers, Dr. j R. H. Henslee of Winters and ! Ernest Henslee of Farmersville: and a cister, Mrs. W. a,. Howell of Dallas. I See OFFICERS, Pg. 8. Col. 5 Hope was convicted and given 10-year sentence at the March terr of court for the slaying of Irwi Henderson, brother of Clyde HenJ derson, Aug. 14, 1937. THE BIG SWING- in West Texas is to the Abilene Reporter- News. More readers today than ever before. -If it s LATE news that you want; if its WEST TEXAS news that you want; if it's MARKET RE-PORTS or SPORTING NEWS that you want; or if it’s a BARGAIN RATE that you want— SUBSCRIBE TODAY for 'WEST TEXAS' OWN NEWSPAPER" BARGAIN RATE only $4.95 By mail for One Year INCLUDING SUNDAYS. (This rate effective in West Texas) Give your subscription to your local agent or solicitor or mail your check to the ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas ;