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VOL LVIII. NO. 163. lIlHM PNM (HP)ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER IO, 1938. EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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HOW THE U
S. VOTED IN SENATE, GOVERNOR RACES AS ISSUES FOR NEXT CONGRESS—
Elections Mark Farm Problem, Pensions
WASHINGTON. Nov 9. — Politicians, reading between the line# of the election returns, found signs today the farm problem and old age pensions would be two of the paramount Issues In the new congress.
Most observers believed the resurgence of republican strength In the agricultural midwest was due in part to farmer dissatisfaction with crop prices
Before the election. Secretary of Agriculture Wallace had put his program directly at Issue In Kansas by telling farmers there a vote against Senator George McGill, seeking re-election, would be a vote against the agricultural adjustment administration.
McGills defeat removes from congress the second of the two democratic senators whose names were on the present crop law as Its sponsors. The other, Senator
James P Pope of Idaho, failed to win renomination.
Already some farmer groups were agitating for enactment of the socalled domestic allotment plan This calls for elimination of restrictions on production and a guaranteed price for that portion of the crop consumed in this country. Any surplus would be disposed of abroad, if possible, at whatever price it would bring.
Wallace has criticised this as "exporting the fertility” of the nations soil. He has proposed instead a two-price domestic system under which the g<» eminent would I endeavor to increase consumption ! at home by making farm products available to low-icome families at 1 prices below the general market.
Wallace has indicated, too. he favors enactment of processing taxes to bring in revenue for larger benefit payments.
Advocacy of liberal old age pensions appeared to be one of the vote-getting factors in many races Although the California proposal for "$30-Every Thursday” to the unemployed over 50 was defeated.
J there was a heavy vote for it. Sheridan Downey, supporter of
the program, won election to the senate on the democratic ticket and Culbert Olson, democratic nominee who had promised to give it a "fair trial” if it was approved in the referendum, was elected governor.
Across the continent, Leverett
Salton* tall, who captured the governorship of Massachusetts for the republicans, had the backing of th* Townsend organization.
In Colorado, the voters approved continuance of $45 monthly pensions for the aged.
DEWEY STILL HIGH ON GOP PRESIDENTIAL LIST
WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.—<**) —Washington political observers kept the name of Thomas E. Dewey high on their list of republican presidential prospects tonight, though he did lose in the New York gubernatorial election.
prdinarily when a political new-comer meets defeat in a
major election, it means hia elimination from such considers -Hon until he has demonstrated his vote- getting powers by a comeback.
But Dewey, many thought. might prove an exception For, In defeat, he proved himself an aggressive campaigner and a vote getter such as the repub-
AGAINST NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA DEFEATS—
Leans of New York have not
seen in many a lean year. Lehman Just managed to squeeze in. James A Farley chairman of
the democratic national committee suggested today that Senator Arthur Vandenberg. Michigan republican, was the ‘man to defeat”
GOP Victories Fire Party’s Hope For 1940
REAL WELCOME PROMISED
DELEGATION OF HSU EXES TO MEET SPECIAL IN LOS ANGELES
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The Hardin-Simmons Cowboys and fans and—It Is still hoped—the Cowboy band are due something very impressive rn the way of a welcome when they arrive in Los Angeles Friday O' next week for the Cowboys' foot.ba'1 clash aith the Loyola Lions A massage last night to Tile, Reporter-News left no doubt about
the type of welcome awaiting the West Texas del gallon. It also left
no doubt—lf there ever was any— that you can Uke an old boy out of West Texas but you can t wean him off of loyalty to anything that comes out of Wctt Texas—especially anything tike the football team representing his alma mater.
The special train bearing the
Cowboy squad and coaches, and supporters will lr-ve here Wednesday evening of next week Efforts are being made by Jack Simmons HSU alumnus, u, raise a fund to send the Cowbt/V and, perhaps, the Cowgirls, colorful cheering organization.
Basic fares for the round-trip (with 21-day pnvllege on the tick
ets if ieslred) pre*, coach, $3819, intermediate class, $43.06, first class, $51.02, Reservations may be made at the Reporter-News office, at Frank Myers Drug store or at the office of G. B. Sandefer manager of athletics at Hardin-Simmons.
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WITH INDUSTRIAL GAINS—
Demo Reversals Boom Market
Dionne Quints Mistake Anesthetic Mask For Plaything As Tonsils Are Removed
Herschel Grynszpan <above), 17-year-old Polish Jewish refugee from Germany, fatally shot Ernst Von Raih, secretary of the German embassy in Paris. The youth said he wanted to avenge Polish Jews driven out of Germany Von Rath died Wednesday. (Associated Press Radiophoto).
Nazi Spy Trial Defense Opens
NEW YORK. NOV, 9.—hPi—The defense in the government's espionage trial opened today with the charge Pretty Johanna Hofmann. German hairdresser, was the victim of a framr up by Leon G. Turrou, former G-man.
George C. Dix, counsel for Miss Hofmann, based his contention on a depostior take from Dr. Ignatz T. Oriebl, one of 18 persons accused of selling U. S army and navy secrets to the nazi government. Griebl is among 14 indicted fugitives and is living in Germany.
Turrow, accor .me the deposition read to the Jury, “coached” Griebl and promised to get him a Job. possibly with the G-men, if he “cooperated’’ in giving testimony agal.is: Miss Hofmann and the
othei two oefendants rn trial—Otto Hermann Voes, airplane mechanic, and Erich Glaser, former private at Mitchell field.
Dix said Griebl made his statement in Berlin in the presence of Assistant U. S Attorneys Lester C. Dunigan and John W. Burke, Jr.
Leading Issues Jump SI To S4
3,098,000 Shares Change Hands In Wave Of Buying
NEW YORK, Nov. 9—(AP) —The stock market, had its biggest day in a year and more today.
HIGHS FOR YEAR
Combined with the industrial and business gains of recent weeks, the New Deal reversals in Tuesday's elections were followed by the heaviest buying of stocks Wall Street has known in many months and leading Issues advanced $1 to around $4 a share, many of them to new hiRh levels for the 1938 recovery movement.
The rally began immediately upon the opening of trading. Blocks of 5,000 to 8.000 shares changed hands In a few minutes. Demands for stocks was heavy. The rally was extended In later trading as the returns from the nation's polls told of the increasing strength of the republicans in the new congress Prices closed at their high for tile day.
There were 3.098,000 shares turned over, the heaviest volume for any day since October 21, 1937 Tho Associated Press average of RO stocks advanced $1 30 to $54.70. the highest level since October 4, 1937. Around 200 issues made new highs for the year.
All groups shared In the gains as "The Street” interpreted the returns as a factor for more conservative administration policies toward business and industry.
Feeling the fullest effect of the rally were such large industrials as du Pont up $4 at $151 50 Bethlehem Steel up $3.75 at $75.25, U. S Steel, up $3 37'.. at $69.50. Chrysler, up $2 75 at $88.37’.. and Owens-Illinois. up $3.50 at $76.
BALTIMORE Nov. 9— (^—Senator Millard E Tidings was endorsed tonight for "president in 1940” ny the Associated Democratic clubs of Baltimore.
CALLANDER, Ont., Nov. •—(Canadian Presa) —The Dionne quintuplets, one by one, mistook an anesthetic mask for a playthit g today, dozed off without a murmur and had their tonsils and adenoid* snipped out. ...
Dr C. H Robson of Toronto, an anesthetist who has a way with children, permitted each of the little sisters to play with the mask.
The operations were performed by Dr, D, E. Wlshart, a Toronto specialist, while Papa and Mama Dionne waited against the contingency of blood transfusions in case of hemorrhage. The parents blood had been found to be of the proper type, but the contingency never arose.
HOUSTON. Nov. 9— P)—A verdict of .suicide was given by Justice of the Peace W. C. Regan tonight In the deat) of Lloyd R. Cavin, 44, found shot at the Cavin farm home five miles east of Humble tcday.
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FAST TFX AS: Fair and warmer Thur« day; Friday partly cloudy, warmer In rant, rain in un rf hor.,: portion. Modernly
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W FST TEXAS: Partly rloud;- Thursday and Frida'; rain In north portion Friday. Warmer In southeast portion Thursday ; roilier In the Panhandle Friday.
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PRICE OF SI 32 IN SNYDER SALE
Rotan Breeder Tops Winston Auction With Bid Of $800 For Jr. Advanxiety
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SNYDER Nov 9—Ninety three head of Prince Domino Return Herefords .sold for an average of $132 here today in Winston Brothers' second
annual auction. „ , ... . _
John B Stribling. well-known breeder of straight-bred cattle at Rotan. Texas, topped the sale when he paid $800 for the 20-month-old bud. Jr. Advanxiety, by Advanxiety, herd bull which Stribling sold half interest in for $7,500, setting an all time high record in Texas.
A Publican Domino-bred bull, Ediths Domino, calved March 2.i, 1937, sold for $500 to Sam Swann of Trent for the second high of the
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sire, Publican Domino 10th, and out of one of their show cows,
With the purchase of 17 head— j mostly cows and heifers — C. M j hutchin, Shreveport, La . cattleman, j was one of the leading buyers of the I day. However, crowding him was,
John Henry Dean Jr.. buying for the Dean ranch at Lamesa.
With exception of a few bulls and heifers that had been in the show barn, the cattla sold in their "every-day clothes’’ and brought satisfactory prices considering the condition. Harrie Winston, past president of the Texas Hereford Breeders association and member of the brothers’ firm, explained at opening of the sale that the cattle had only been on stalk fields 60 clays during which time they received four pounds of cake daily.
One of the day’s bargains was the slow heifer. Betsy Lass 2d. calved March 18. 1937, which sold to J r c. Mosely of Mineral Wells for $270. The animal waa showed to great success by John Henry Dean Jr.
The show bull, Norseman, calved (
October 5, 1937, also was considered a bargain at $290. Joy Wilkinson oi Garden City was the buyer. In IO leading livestock shows at state fairs during the fall in the Dean herd, the bull neve.- placed lower than sixth place. His dam Is Anxiety Lass, the great show cow, and the sire is Advance Domino Return, by Advance Domino.
Many of the females were spring calves and brought around $100. The aged cows brought only slightly more.
Before the sale which opened at noon, a steak dinner was served
Britain Rejects Jap Sino Plan
LONDON. NOV 9 Great
Britain served notice today she would not approve Japan’s reported plan to shut the western pow- J ers out of China by forcing a Chi- | nese-Japanese economic and political bloc.
This stand was disclosed In the house of commons by Richard Austen Butler, under - secretary for foreign affairs, who stated the government’s attitude was the same as that of the United States as expressed in Secretary Hull’s statement of Nov. 4.
Britain’s position, Butler said, was governed by the nine-power treaty of 1922 pledging respect for China’s territorial integrity and by other International agreements.
Maryland Marrying Parsons Voted Out
ELKTON, Md., Nov. 9.—</P)— Marrying parsons were voted out of Jobs today and the merchants who operated Elkton’* romance mart under mt.ss-production methods mourned for the booming business.
Warning of ch re happenings to the economic lire of Elkton mingled today with tones of satisfaction as election return., indicated Maryland voters had approved on referendum c measure providing for a
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Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mis-1 marriage
GOP Strength Resurrected In Midwest
Vanderberg, Taft Projected Toward Presidential Ring
CHICAGO,* Nov. 9—(AP)— The epochal republican iweep through the midweit was interpreted by one of the victors today as a protest against the “unreasonable regulation of industry and agriculture.”
GAIN SENATOR8HIPS That Judgment was rendered by Robert A. Taft Ohio’s new senator-elect, as virtually complete returns from yesterday'* elections emphasized the dCwislve nature of republican triumphs in contests providing tests of sentiment on new deal policies in general and farm practices in particular.
Republicans won four senate seats, a net gain of three; six governorships. a nee gain of five; and wrested at least 32 places in congress from the democratic side.
The republican upsurge In the midlands projected two of its stalwarts—Taft and Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan—toward the center of the presidential ring.
Also spotted b> the political light were:
Gov. Frank Murphy's unsuccessful bid for reelection in Michigan despite support of President Roosevelt. He lost to Flank D. Fitzgerald, republican, win advocated ending ’’industrial strife'
BULKLEY, DUFFY LOSE The unseating of new deal Senators Robert J Bulkley in Ohio and F. Ryan Duffy iii Wisconsin. Bulkley was ejected bv Taft. Duffy was beaten by Alexander Wiley, republican foe of the Roosevelt administration.
Although defeated by republican Julius P. Heil in nis race for reelection, Oov. Philip LaFollette of Wisconsin declared organization of his new national progressive party would continue Democrats salvaged a measure of satisfaction by sending Scott Lucas to the senate horn Illinois, reelecting Gov. R. L. Cochran of Nebraska and giving John Moses the gubernatorial reins in North Dakota.
But ‘he majorities given democratic state-wide candidates in Illinois were the smallest since 1932.
Hillbilly Musician Loses California Congress Race
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 9—1^*$ —Carl Stuart Hamblen, radio “hillbilly’* musician who won the democratic nomination in the lith California congressional district, appeared tonight to have lost the election to his republican opponent, Carl Hln-shaw, Pasadena real estate man.
Returns from over half the precinct! gave H irish aw 33,» 617 and Hamblen 27,485.
Stuart Hamblen is the son of the Rev. J. H. Hamblen, pastor of the First Methodist church here and Mr*. Hamblen. He attended public school In Stamford and Clarendon, and Is an ex-student of McMurry college. His first radio program was over KFYO, former Abilene radio station.
Lehman Margin Is 67,000 Votes
Wounds Inflicted By Youth Fatal
GOOS EC REEK Nov. 9—hPt— Funeral services for Harvey Shanks. 17, who died at a hospital last1 night from a stab wound suffered Octobei 30 were held today.
The youth was stabbed during an argument with a 12 year old boy. The youth wa» placed in j custody of the county probation department.
FHA Loans Jump
WASHINGTON. Nov 9 —<**»— The federal housing administration reported today that during October total gross business since its establishment in 1934 had jumped over the $3,000,000,000 mark.
Republicans See Hope For Future In Empire State
NEW YORK, Nov. 9 — OFI—Gov Herbert H. Lehman, the man President Roosevelt once called “my good right arm,” retained control of the president’s home state tonight, but his margin of victory was so narrow it quickened the pulses of republican national planners.
Thomas E. Dewey, republican, gave the governor a brisk battle winding up only 67,000 votes behind.
Republican leaders professed to read in Dewey’s amazng battle a hopef ii promise for the future During the campaign Dewey was asked if he would qu'i, the governorship to run for president in 1940 He said he would not.
The republicans weie elated, moreover, because they will control both houses of the legislature for the first time sin^e 1932. They unseated five democrats in the senate.
Senator Robert F. Wagner, democratic author oi the labor act, was re-elected, defeating John Lord O’Brian.
Rep. James M. Mead was more
than 405,000 votes aheac of Republican Edward F, Corsi In their senate ace.
The democrats also reelected both representatives-at-large — Caroline O’Day and Matthew J Merritt.
Vote For O'Daniel Goes To 184,880
DALLAS, Nov. 9 —UP)—Returns to the Texas election bureau at 4:30 p m. from 209 of 254 counties. 37 complete, showed the following totals in Tuesday’s general election: Governor—O'Daniel 184.880, Boynton 6.256; Brooks 160; Miller 193 Dueling amendment: For 53,635; against 34, 931.
The bureau announced this was its final tabulation for the day.
Eight Senators, ll State Heads Added To Fold
Democrats Win California And N. D. Governors
By The Associated Press Republican gains in every broad section of the land— except the 8outh—fired the expectations of party leaders for a successful 1940 presidential campaign today and brought predictions of a sub stantial opposition to new deal measures in congress.
70 IN HOUSE
For Tuesday’* balloting added eleven republican* to the roster of the nation'* governors, increased the party'* membership in the house by more than 70 and gave it at least eight additional vote* in the senate But even these victories did not completely measure the extent of the republican advance. In several major contest* which the repub Ucaru lost. their party displayed much more strength than in recent years.
Against the republican triumphs, there were offsets. One of these was a narrow democratic victory in Chi all-lmportant state of New York, which retained Herbert H Lehman, democrat, in the gover nor’s chair.
In addition the democrat* took California, which has had a republican governor for many years, and replaced the republican governor of North Dakota with one of their own party.
They also placed a democrat In
the gor/ernor's chair in Maryland, previously held by a republican. DEMOS KEEP CONTROL
But while the democrats and the New Deal lost much, they had much to lose. The results left the party securely in control of both house and senate, although the republican gains vastly increased the potential effectiveness of a coalition of republicans and anti-New Deal democrats.
The returns pushed the stock market into an energetic upward swing that produced new highs foe the 1938 bull trend. And the bull- j ish spirit was apparent, too, in; gains for bonds and commodity j prices, although the latter were moderate.
Republican spokesmen were quick to make the most of their victory. Senator Vandenberg, of Michigan, j whose stature as a presidential | prospect seemed to increase with a republican victory in hia state, said the election was “an amazing defeat for the Roosevelt party and program” and one that was "the more convincing because of the marvel that such a victory could be won against Santa Claus.”
HOOVER STATEMENT Former President Herbert Hoover issued a statement saying a majority of the voters cast their ballots for anti-new dealers. He call- j cd the result “a protest” that I "should enable the beginning of the I end of this waste of public money, i these policies of coercion, political
With his life at stake, Robert Irwin (above) greeted the opening of his murder trial in New York with a yawn. His attorney said he would prove Irwin insane when the triple slayings of Beekman Hill were committed on Easter Sunday, 1938 «Associated Press Photo).
Scurry Farmer Fatally Burned
Car Catches Fire After Hurtling Into Ravine Near Rotan
ROTAN, Nov. 9—(Bpi.)—Henry Bryan. 43. Scurry county firmer, burned to death at 4 o'clock this afternoon when hia automobile missed a bridge and plunged into a 30-foot ravine eight miles west of Rotan.
The body was burned beyond recognition. identify mon being made by means of the license plates of the automobile.
Mr. Bryan was pulling a two-wheel trailer loaded wit:, cottonseed behind hia car.
Survivors Include the wife and several children. The family lived four miles north of the Camp Springs community, 18 miles west of Rotan.
The funeral will be held at the graveside in the Snyder cemetery at Ll a. rn. Thursday, to be condue*#d by the Rev F Harrison. Arrangement* are In charge of O. D. Weatherby funeral home of Rotan.
Britons And Arabs Clash In Palestine
JERUSALEM. Nov. 9.—uF—Revolt-tom Palestine seemed no nearer peace tonight, despite Great Britain’s call for an Arab-Jew Uh conference to seek a settlement of their conflict.
British troop* and Arabs clashed twice In Palestine today. Two soldiers were killed and five were Injured. Arab casualties were not teamed.
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SOP's Protest Vote Counting In Indiana
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Republican national headquarters said tonight party leaders in Indiana had complained of the manner
of counting ballot* In the close race between Senator Van Nuys and his republican opponent. Raymond E. Willis. Willi* was leading.
Parades, Entertainment, Speeches
WEST TEXAS TOWNS CARD ELABORATE ARMISTICE PROGRAMS
souri and Illinois. Ear! C artln, auctioneer. was assisted In receiving bids sy newspapermen.
Buyers were Jack Frost of Black-
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The end of a quarter of century of has'y marriages came after soaring records of marriages. There were 2.308 licenses Issued I n st
month in this town of 3,600 persons.
Practically every town in central West Texas will observe Armistice day in some way or other.
In many towns there will be elaborate parades, public entertainments,' and patriotic speeches Almost every football team will be playing football somewhere, and this sport is expected to top the day in Interest for most people since schedules usually call for well-matched games on the holiday.
In most towns patriotic programs will be in charge of ex-service organizations and their auxiliaries.
A partial list of those scheduled ! In this area:
BROWNWOOD Sp!'- Plans are underway here for the largest ; Armistice Day celebration ever held j in Brownwood. War veterans, col-J lege and high school bands and pep squads, three local National Guard companies, the Old Gray
Mare band, decorated floats and other unit* will appear in the morning parade. The program is planned by representatives of ex-service organizations.
COLEMAN-—A parade will open Coleman celebrations at IO a. rn., with programs at Coleman high school and the two ward schools following at ll o'clock. In the afternoon. Coleman and Ballinger will play football at Ballinger
MIDLAND —iSpl >— Chief at-(
traction of Armistice day will be a football game between the Pecos Eagles and the Midland bulldogs. Advance sale of tickets indicates an attendance of at least 5.000.
STAMFORD —'Splh- A parade of national guardsmen, and a 30-minute concert by the American Legion band on the postoffice plaza will start Armistice day In Stamford A banquet for ex-service men
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