Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas
"President Roosevelt Will Be Endorsed Again xxxThe United States Senate And House W ill Be Overwhelmingly Democratic, As They A re Now"-Jim Parley's Election-fve Forecast.
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VV I in 4UiUUU»UUU iv/ V VZ A u w ^ ga 0 0Off-Year’ Elections Today Shape Nation s Policies
Ballots May Point Way On These Issues FDR Puts Forecasts In Sealed Envelope Weatherman's Predictions Favor Voters
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—Of)—Tomorrows elections may provide a atrong hint as to how the country feels about these major Issues:
Hie New Deal—watch especially result* In New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and California
Pensions—The question Ls before the voters In California, Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota. Missouri and New York.
Roosevelt farm policies-Keep an eye on the voting in Kansas, Iowa, and other midwest states.
Labor See how the ballots fall In the Industrial East and Witch the vote on labor policy question* in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New York. .
HYDE PARK, N Y.. Nov. 7—President Roosevelt kept guarded In a sealed envelope tonight his own forecasts for tomorrows “off-year elections in which he had asked for the choice of candidates known for liberalism and experience. .
He made plans to cast his vote in the village town hall tomorrow
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—<#)—Citizens of seven states may do most of the voting In Tuesdays election
A survey showed today that about 21,000.000 votes misjh*, be cas iii New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, California, New Jersey and Michigan. __
By The Associated Press
The weatherman’s predictions generally favored the voter Sn to-
da> “Very^good weather," said 'he forecaster for the Pacific coast and ! Rocky mountain states He added, however, there might be some scattered showers and snow flurries near the Canadian border,
Down Sn Dixie, the official prognosticator thought the weather would be on the cool side. Rains were predicted for some sections Continued mild temperatures were forecast for much of the East. Un from Texas through the plains states and on to the Canadian border the weather was inclined to be spotty. Texas and nearby states I looked for fair skies and some moderation of recent cold.
Public Support For New Pea
Gets New lest
KIDNAP VICTIM after earliest snowfall in history
GOP's Chairman Charges Coercion Of Relief Workers
Rising Temperature Forecast For Area
Benjamin Farber, one of the victims of the kidnap gang that confessed the abduction and cremation of Arthur Fried of White Plains, N Y. leaves the district attorney's office in a car after confronting Joe Baroda, who police say was trigger man of the ring. Farber is a Brooklyn business man
Mercury Dips RARE OPERATION MAY BRING RECOVERY TO PARALYZED YOUTH
ELECTIONS AT A GLANCE
To be elected: 35 United
Staten senators. 432 members of the house of representatives: 32 governors; many leaser state officials.
To do the electing: It ta estimated S4.324.R30 persons art eligible and 4«.<MX>,B0fl actually will vote.
To Low Of Z8
Stamford Gets Inch Of Snow; Frost Is Due
Says Wage-Hour Aide Red Author
Former Leader Of Communists Quotes Article
Moderating temperature* are forecast for this region today after a .4 inoh snow Sunday night had written a new record into Abilene weather annals. By half a dozen daya, it was the earliest fall in the local bureau’* history.
Abilene was not to escape another freeze, turnover, before the mercury start* its upward climb today. It stood at. 34 degrees at 9 pm Monday night and was falling at the rate of two degrees per hour, In keeping with an official prediction of freezing for the night
Low mark for Monday was 28 degrees, four below freezing, reached at 7 a m. Maximum was 46, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon Brisk temperatures prevailed throughout
Skill of a Waco surgeon may bring complete recovery to Frank Cloud, Abilene youth who has been completely paralyzed since he broke his neck In a swimming mishap here In April, 1937.
A rare ope:'. Ion seldom undertaken was performed about two we*ks ago at the Providence hospital, Waco, by a surgeon
whose name was not revealed. Indications are that It will be a success. The youngster La now able to move his arms and legs and doctors say it will not be long until he is fully recovered.
Frank, ton ol Mr. and Mrs. R, R. Cloud of 121b Sylvan Drive, was 14 years old when the freak accident occurred. He dived Into the American Legion swimming
pool here, his neck or back of his head striking the hip of his brother, who was in the water. News of the vouth’s probable recovery was received with gratification last night by Abilene friends who had feared he would never walk again. Surgeons here and experts elsewhere had despaired of his recovery after examining him. He
seemingly was doomed to be a lifelong cripple He could not move either aims or legs.
Recently, friends of the family recommended the Waco surgeon to them. Frank was taken there, and the operation performed a few hours la’cr. The operation removed pressure from the spinal cord brought by the accident.
Mr and Mrs Cloud are at Frank’s bedside.
SHUNNING NATIONAL POLITICS—
Texas Demos Sidestep Disputes
Eclipse Of Moon While Old Sol Is Still Shining Witnessed In Parts Of Nation
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7 —
House Investigators heard today that Paul Sifton, an assistant to Elmer F Andrews, the wage-hour administrator, once wrote an article larging readers to tell capitalists that “the whole capitalist shell game can sink and be damned."
J. B Matthews, self-styled former leader of numerous communist united front organizations In this country, told the committee on un-American activities that Sifton had contributed the article to the first Issue of "Fight,’’ a publication of the American league against war and fascism. He testified the article had this to say with reference to capitalist:
“Tell them you know that they know they’re sunk unless they can start a war to make their *200,000,-000,000 in debts look better than a trainload of waste paper. Tell them they and their fancy pieces of paper and the whole capitalist shell game can sink and be damned “Tell them we ta got another war on, closer home, a war to establish a worker's peace, a worker’s government (they know this anyway, but they hate to be told.I” From his office, Sifton issued this comment:
"The article referred to by Mr. Matthews was written for a publication which was organized to oppose imperialist war and fascism and included many other individuals who were not and are not communists but who were opposed to these two evils.’’
Th# cold wave sent the mercury nosediving in nearly all part* of the state Monday. Frost was forecast for last night nearly to the coast, with freezing temperatures for all the northern and western I sections of Texas before morning.
Snow and sleet fell elsewhere in (hit area. Stamford reported the heaviest fall, with an Inch of snow on the ground there early Monday. : A one-inch snow blanketed the South Plains, likewise It* earliest j November fall in history. It was expected to be of vast benefit to I winter pastures and wheat. El Paso had a heavy frost, with a minimum temperature of 24. TEXLINE COLDEST
Texline, as usual, was Texas' most frigid point. There the temperature dipped to 16 degrees Monday. a new season low.
Wichita Falls had its first November snow In history, accompanied by a temperature of 29 degrees. Amarillo recorded a low of 24 degrees Monday. San Angelo had .08 inch of rain and a killing frost, ten days earlier than in 1937.
Midland had a low of 23 degrees and half an Inch of snow; Plainview, 18 and light snow; Tyler, 36 and 2 36 inch of rain; Del Rio and Austin, 40; Dallas and Fort Worth, 34 degrees and rain.
By The Associated Pre*#
An eclipse of the moon while th* sun still shone was witnessed in many parts of the United States yesterday evening
In some portions, notably the southern seaboard, and the mid-west, rfnuds and rain obacured the phenomenon from watchers on the ground, but airplane passengers obtained a remarkable view.
Along the Atlantic coast, the moon rose. In partial eclipse at 3 45 p rn (C. 8. T), Just seven minutes before sunset. Although such an eclipse is caused by the shadow of the earth passing over the moon. scientists explained it wa* possible befpre sunset because of the refraction of light in the earths atmosphere.
SPANISH REBELS ADVANCE AS SOVIET DISPLAYS WAR MIGHT
By The Assot lated Press
Fresh insurgent gains in Spain— A gigantic parade of Soviet Rus-
Midland Buyer Pays $1,225 For Hereford
sia's armed force—
British plans for a doubled air force—
Renewed clamoring in Hungary for the further return of territory lost in the world war—
These were the developments yesterday in a Europe watching one war already long in progress and disturbed by fears of others that might come.
Spanish insurgent reports of the capture of Moro de Ebro, government salient on the west bank of the Ebro, were offset partially by government advices which told of slight government gains in a surprise counter-ot tensive on the Se-
Garner Boom Is Squelched Before Meet
gre river, 30 miles north Ebro front.
Soviet Russia # military demonstration was the high point of Moscow’s celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Bolshevist revolution. Tens of thousands of soldiers, hundreds of tanks and 300 warplanes passed in review before Joseph Stalin
Britain’s plan to double her air strength from 2 500 to 5,000 warplanes by March, 1940. was reported to have been a main subject of discussion at a cabinet meeting which was held on the eve of the new session of parliament.
The clamor in Hungary to regain territory lost in the post-war settlements was heightened by a virtual solid front presented by political parties.
HEREFORD. Nov. 7.—AV-Sixty-five Anxiety 4th Herefords were sold at auction here today by R. L. Coco-r.augher and EU East for an ever-age price of $234 44.
Top individual of the sale was Correline 14th, an eight-year-old daughter of Superior Anxiety Jr.. and dam of Mr Coconaugher's herd sire, Blanchard Anxiety 2nd, She sold for *1.225 to George Glass of Midland in a spirited contest. Other buyers included the Midland Farms Co., Midland, and Walter Boothe, Sweetwater.
Reich Embassy Secretary Shot
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Mitchell Given Life Sentence
PARIS, Nov. 7.—(A*)—A 17-year-old Polish Jewish refugee from Germany attempted to assassinate Ernest von Rath secretary of the German embassy, today because he said he wanted to avenge Polish Jews driven out of Germany.
Von Rath, shot twice by the youth in his embassy office, lay m a critical condition in a hospital tonight. A bullet was removed from his right shoulder but another remained lodged lr his abdomen.
His assailant gave the name of Herschel Grymzpan, formerly of Hanover, Germany. Embassy attaches caught him after the shooting and turned him over to French police.
A German embassy spokesman charged that the youth was "excited by Jews in France" but Gry-nszpan insisted during police questioning that he acted alone to avenge Polish Jews driven out of Germany.
Detectives said they learned that ! the Grynszpan family, including I the father rn liner, sisters and brothers, had come to France when | they were ousted from Germany > but were unable to find a home.
BAIRD, Nov 7—Lonnie Mitchell pleaded guilty to murder of Chester Hutcheson, Merkel city marshal, and was sentenced to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary in a speedy trial in 42d district court here today.
The procedure took only 25 minutes. Previously. Mitchell had twice been tried in Taylor county and given sentences to death. Each verdict had been reversed by the court of criminal appeals. Finally the case was sent to Callahan county on a change of venue.
Only two witnesses were called. The first went to the stand at 10:30 a. rn. At ll o'clock the case went to the Jury, and 15 minute* later the verdict was returned.
Hutcheson was shot in front of a j cafe operated by Mitchell late at night on April ll, 1936 After Mitchell entered the guilty pie* Monday, District Attorney J. R Black told the jury that prosecuting and defense attorneys had agreed with members of Hutcheson’s family that a sentence of life would be agreeable.
MINERAL WELLS. Nov. 7 —•(AP)—An inexperienced but quickly learning state democratic executive committee avoided one delicate issue today and successfully coped with another in a meeting which produced none of the fireworks that had been expected.
The committee shunned national politics, spent moat of the day in getting acquainted, and finally in a few moments of real action near the end of its se .aion authorized Chairman E. B Germany of Dallas to make his own selection for the post of secretary. He announced his choice was Clarence Butcher of Plainview, a brother-in-law of W Lee O’Daniel, the democratic nominee tor governor.
•Indicative of some strenuous behind-the-scenes maneuvering was the speedy vote a few moments previously in which W. S. Sypert of Hallsville was elected vice-chairman. Sypert, brother-in-law of Carr P. Collins of Dallas, a close advisor of O’Danlel, previously has been announced as slated for the secretaryship, and friends of the incumbent Vann M. Kennedy of Austin had said they would fight for Kennedy's retension.
Kennedy formally offered his resignation. declaring positively his decision wa* final and that he would not reconsider no matter what ac tion the committee took. There had been a strong current of support for him in corridor gossip through out the day, but the fight did not develop.
A rumored row over possible endorsement of John N. Garner for the vice-presidency la 1940 was squelcher by caucus work before the meeting No mention of endorsement of Garner or anv other candidate was made. Chairman Germany some time ago had said the state convention’s endorsement had been interpreted by some as mandatory upon the committee to set machinery in motion to capture delegates for the Texans. Strong opposition to the idea developed quickly and a group came to the session here prepared to combat any endorsements
UMPHREY • • •
Dr. Lee Elected SMU President
DALLAS, NOV 7.—<7Pv-Dr. Urn* phrey Lee. former Dallas pastor, now dean of the Vanderbilt university school of teiigion, was elec/ed president of Southern Methodist university here today,
Bishop A. Frank Smith, chairman of the boaid of trustees which sheeted the president from a field of four nominees said that Dr. Lee had accepted and probably would lake office before the beginning of tile second semester.
The trustees announced their decision after an a J-day session. The action was unanimous.
Dr. Lee will succeed Bishop Charles C. Se lee man Dr. Lee, a native of Indiana, was pastor of the Highland Park Meth-
odist church, which is adjacent to
anticipated^ the university from 1923 until 1936 when he received his appointment to Vanderbilt. He is 45, He received his B. A. legree from Trinity university, his master’s from Vanderbilt and his D. D.'s from Columbia university, Union Theological seminary and from Trinity university.
By The Associated Press.
Some 40,000,600 Americans —more or less — will vote today in “off-year" elections which are considered of unusual importance because they may, and many think they will:
(Ii Afford an up-to-date idea of how much support the public I* giving the new deal.
(2) Make or break various political figure* who have been under discussion as prime presidential possibilities.
(3 > Profoundly effect the whole future of governmental policy.
The polls will be open in every state, except Maine which voted two months ago At issue will be 32 governors, 35 place* in the senate. 432 seats In the house, a host of lesser offices, and state constitutional amendment* and initiative proposal*.
On the eve of i e election. John M. Hamilton, chairman of the re- I publlear national committee, cantered attention upon aa issue which, next to that of th* rww deal itself, was perhaps given most prominence by republican campaign speakers.
He charged that “steps were being taken to coerce those on relief roll*’’ to vote for new deal candidates. It “is perfectly obvious." he said in a statement, that "the new deals chief reliance is the belief that It can count on relief workers as a bloc supporting new deal candidates.”
To “supplement the evidence already at hand of coercion of relief workers,” he said he wa* wiring all hi* state chairmen to keep a close watch and preserve all evidence of such activities, for submission to a congressional investigation.
"In order to assure adequate relief for all in distress and to protect relief beneficiaries In their right to vote as they please, republicans are determined to have sweeping investigation in next congress,’’ his telegram said. "Object is to punish all politicians and relief supervisors who bring pressure on relief workers.”
Meanwhile, Chairman James A Parley of the democratic national committee prepared a radio address predicting a democratic victory, and asserting that it "must be so decisive as to leave no doubt In anybody’s mind that the country’s faith in Franklin D. Rooaevelt is as great as ever."
To an unusual degree, the cnm-
As New York’s gubernatorial candidates entered the final stretch of their heated campaign. the ex-champion Jack Dempsey stepped to the rostrum of th* Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he is shown above, and urge I an audience to "vote for the best governor the jute ever had.” Governor Lehman, object of th* praise, was waiting to speak. (Associated Presa Photo)
Vote In Taylor Will Be Small
Total May Not Be Over 2,000, Politicians Soy
Taylor county vote in today** general election will probably be even smaller than in the last “oft year"— 1934 — when 3.300 persona cast ballot*.
Elections judges last night were preparing for an easy day, since voters will not be interested in a single election on th* Taylor county ballot.
In 1932. and again in 1938. approximately 7,000 votes were cast in the county — 85 percent of strength shown in usual democrat!® primaries. Both on tho** years the presidential issue brought a reresponse from the public.
Intereat in the 1934 election was Heightened by the submission ol several proposed Texas constitutional amendment* to the people. Th* vote of 3.300 wa* thus increased.
Several local politician* have predicted that today's vote will no! amount to more than 2.000 ballots.
See ELECTIONS, Pf. 4, CoL 7
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Pecos Mishap May Cause Man's Death
PECOS. Nov. 7— (Sp!.)—Attending physicians feared today that Pecos* first serious automobile accident in more than a month would prove faUl to R. B. Wesson, about 3f, of Marfa.
Wesson suffered serious head injuries when his car overturned about 2 a, rn Monday morning on the Baimorhea-Pecos highway Tim accident was the result of a blowout cm the left rear wheel. When found by a passerby, he was more than IOO yards from the overturned car, apparently having been conscious long enough to start for aid. He was still unconscious lata this afternoon.
Baptist Pastor Sees Union With State
DALLAS, Nov 7 -< r—The Rev C. B. Jackson of Greenville. Texas, told Texas Baptist pastors and laymen today that the United States is headed toward the unification of 1 the church with the state.
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BAIRD. NOV 7 —Judge Milburn S. Long of 42d district court ha* set for hearing Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock a suit brought by a citizens committee against the city of Baird, contes Lr. g a municipal bond election.
The hearing had been ret for last week, but was postponed when plaintiff’s counsel requested a Jury.
BY FORMER ACC TRACK MENTOR
'TEXAS WELCOME’ PROMISED COWBOY GRID TREKKERS ATL. A.
Storm Off Florida
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7.—UP)— The weather b’ :eau reported tonight a tropical disturbance of increasing intensity was central at 6 p. rn (Central Standard) about 350 miles southeast of Miami, Fla.,
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 7.—(A*)— Mrs. Lucile M Adams, middle-aged
widow, was adniged insane today shortly after her indictment for “the murder of Priscilla Ann Turner by placing her in a bed of hot coals.”
Everybody know# ’here are more Texans in California than there are Tennesseans in Texas; which is plenty.
Ten Texans are members of the faculty of George Pepperdlne college in Lo# Angeles. It is a new college that opened last fall under very auspicious circumstances. with a fine large plant and ample endowment. All of this is due to the generosity of George Pepperdine, head of a nationally operated auto supply business Pepperdine is a leader rn the Church
of Christ. He put millions of his money to work bv founding, building and f»ndowmg this college, now in its first session.
Batseil Baxtei, president of Abilene Christian college from 1924 to 1933. Is president of Pepperdine. Hugh Tlner, A. C. C. alumnus, is it* dean. J. Eddie Weems, famed at A. C C. as a preacher-English teacher-track coach I* on the faculty. So is Pat Mnione, who headed C ’s fine arts department many years. There are other A C. C. "exes" and Texans teaching there
J. Eddie Weems, in characteristic manne* last night notified The Reporter-News that he and his feJow Texans at Pepperdine ate fully aware of the impending invasion of ’The City of the Angela” by the Hardin-Simmoas Cowboys representing the neighbor of their former home college in Abilene.
This message came last night from Weems In reference to the Hardm-Simmons Cowboys’ Nov. 19 game with he Loyola Lions of Loa Angeles, and the Reporter-New: Cowboy special train that will depart from here
Wednesday, NOV 18. bearing the team, fans and-it is hoped—the Cowboy band “The thousands of Texans in California ar* still Texans. The Cowboy Special will receive a real Texas welcome. The Cowboy band will make a good impression in the City of Pageantry.
"The ten Texans on the Pepperdine faculty and the » Texas students welcome the AbUenhins to Los Angel**, and we wish the Cowboy* the be**
See TRAIN, Pf. 4, CoL I