Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LV111, NO. 165.
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HATRED UNDISPELLED BY ARMISTICE OF MUNICH
firming Nations Mark Armistice
With Prayer Or Proud Neglect
By The Assoclated Pres*
American and European peoples —their governments arming anxiously and some suspicious of cath cither — yesterday marked with prayer or proud neglect the 20th anniversary of the armistice In the war they fought to end wars.
Shadow, of force and hatred still lay over the old world, undispelled bv the newer "Armistice of Munich” and clouded the horizon of the Americas.
On a hillside splashed by bright autumn sunlight, In Arlington cemetery near Washington, President Roosevelt laid a wreath of white chrysanthemums at the marble tomb of the unknown soldier.
The national commander of the American Legion, Stephen F. Chadwick, made an Armistice Day cai! for enactment of a universal service law In the United States The peace of Munich—satisfac
tion of Oermany, a world war loser,
at the territorial expense of Czechoslovakia. bom of that war—placed Oermany In a dominant position
In London, King George VI bowed in the rare November sunshine at the foot of the Cenotaph In Whitehall and placed a wreath of tribute to Britain’s own world war dead.
Trenches in parks along the route
of the king’s pilgrimage to the Cenotaph still gaped as reminders of the fearful days of September before the pact of Munich brought what some European leaders thought only tenuous assurance
Uneasy Parks echoed the tramp of
tablish a more powerful government to restore French prestige in
Italy, one of the world war victors but now a friend of ascendant Oermany, celebrated the 89th birthday of King Vittorio Em&nuele, having observed a week ago the sn
mony at the tomb which memorates Belgium’* tragedy sacrifice as the world war’s battleground.
Germany marked the day with I only scattered newspaper references I centering on the treaty of Versailles which Hitler has cast aside,
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nitely belongs to the past Regent Horthy of Hungary headed a ceremony at Rassa where hi claimed the last territory taken from Czechoslovakia in post-Munich arbitration by Oermany and Italy.
Horthy rode his white horse Into town at the head of troops of occupation and told a throng in Cathedral Square, “This Is only the initial success.”
ON ELECTION RESULTS—
PROVED IN SPANISH CONFLICT—
ARMY GETS NEW ANTI-AIRCRAFT, TANK GUNS
CONVICTS SHOT AND RECAPTURED
Thousands Join Local Armistice Day Celebration
U. S. Must Spur Cotton Exports, Roper Declares
Administration's Strong Defense Stand Reiterated
HOUSTON, Not. ll—CA’)—Secretary Roper, admitting there were •discouraging actors’* In the cotton Industry, said tonight the United States must Intensify its efforts to expand exports, must research diligently for new uses for cotton, and must support this • with the spread of Increased purchasing power."
Roper said the entire world was curtailing its demands for cotton, and nations which formerly we*e outlets for large quantities ’now are making industrious efforts to make themselves Independent of us
Other discouraging factors are the development of substitute fibers at lower cost; Increased production I in new areas; improvishment of foreign purchasing power by war i,tress; trends toward trade controls snd our high production costs.”
The secretary of commerce, speaking at a banquet for the departments advisory council, said "the cooperation of all Is needed for the solution of present problems in production and distribution ’•
Roper, recognizing Armistice Day, repeated the administration’s stand for strong defense, saying “our people definitely desire internal and external peace, founded on righteousness and Justice. But it should be well understood that we stand ready to utilize our resources in defense of our national honor.”
WASHINGTON, Nov. ll —(AD The war department announced today the army would be equipped with two new and highly effective” guns to cope with airplanes and tanks The weapons, a fast firing anti-aircraft gun and a light but powerful anti-tank gun reflecting military lessons of the Spanish conflict have been standardized after extensive testa. Both are of 37 millimeter cali
bre, hurling shells about one and one-half Inches in diameter.
The anti - aircraft weapon, weighing about 5,000 pounds, is designed to pour a heavy volume of fire against hostile planes flying up to 10.000 feet
Office:s who saw the gun In action last month at the Fort Bragg, N. C, maneuvers said it could fire at least twice a second and its shells would spread destruction up to 10.000
feet upon light contact with a plane's wing fabric.
The new anti-tank gun. smaller and lighter than the usual field artillery weapon, may be towed behind high speed trucks or hauled short distances by
Go-Slow Sign On Legislation Seen By USCC
manpower. Its two-man crew Is protected by armor, and, In action, one man loads it and the other aims and fires. Altogether it Is about 12 feet long, five feet wide and three feet high.
AS GHETTOS LOOM—
Nazi Police Arrest Jews
Jews Abroad Given Warning
Goebbels Pens Article Intended To Justify Policy
'92 Washington Law Banning Kite-Flying Prevents Unique Protest Against Nazis
Vote Not Threat To Liberalism, President Says
Need For Changes In Rail Rates Told
HOUSTON, Nov. ll —<UP> President Roosevelt’s business advisory council was held today that southern industry needs equalization of rail rate differentials in the North and East lf it Is to survive.
F M Law, Houston banker and former president of the American Bankers association, admitted to the group of Industrialists and economists, headed by Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper, that the south Is the nation s top rank economic problem.
The present economic situation in the South, he said, was the result of unfair freight rates from the South to northern and eastern markets and of the high tariff walls on southern products, and he said the entire nation must cooperate to change it.
BERLIN, Nov. ll—(AP)-Germany’a sudden nationwide outburst of anti semitism developed tonight into a series of secret police raids upon Jews of the upper classes amid reports that the ghetto of the middle ages was to be re-established in the modern nazi reich.
Official Oermany pushed ahead its antl-semitic program with a warning to Jews abroad, especially In the United States, that their ••behaviour” would affect future treatment of Jews In Germany.
WASHINGTON. Nov. ll.—(A*)—An 1892 police regulation prohibiting kite-flying in Washington prevented the Washington League for Peace and Democracy from making a unique protest against
The league had intended to fly kites, bearing anti-nazi slogans, over the Qerman embassy. It had decided on this because a federal law prohibits picketing within 500 feet of a foreign chancellery.
But the police called attention to the 1892 regulation. Thereupon, the league staged a demonstration on the sidewalk SOO feet from ne embassy, parading with such placards as “Resist Fascist Terror and • Appease fascism? why not tickle tigers? *________
LEWIS SILENT ON REFUSAL OF ILGWU TO JOIN PERMANENT CIO
PITTSBURGH. Pa , Nov. ll.—(/ft —CIO Chairman John L. Lewis, militant leader of the new industrial union movement, completed preliminary organization of CIO’s first constitutional convention today, appro paganria Minister Paul Joseph parrntly undisturbed by the re-Ooebbels, writing for tomorrow s rpfusal o[ the international Ladies Voelkischer Beobachter an article oarment Workers union to join in intended to Justify the anti-Jewlsh ft permanent CIO. actions, expressed annoyance at The announcement in Washing -
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WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy• rain In
north portion saturday and In <w>ulhrart portion at nlcht; Sunday partly cloud}* colder In wert and north portion* Saturday. Considerably colder Sunday.
what he termed “misrepresentations and distortions” of happenings here, especially in the report of "the Jewish press of North America.”
•This will do not good to Jews in Oermany,” Goebbels wrote. “Rather the reverse. The German are an anti-semitic people, and will not tolerate having their rights curtailed or being provoked by the parasitic Jewish race.
“The anti-German outside world will do well to leave solution of the Jewish problem to Germans If the outside world wants the Jews, can have them.”
An undetermined number wer arrested in tonight’s secret police raids. Jews estimated between 700 ; and 1.000 had been taken in Berlin, while further arrests in Munich brought the total there to an estimated 1,400.
ton that the garment workers, one of the founders of CIO three years ago, would assume a neutral position in labor’s civil war Instead of Joining the new CIO did not surprise either Lewis or his CIO lead-
Lewis did not offer any comment on the action, but associates indicated they had expected the I. L. G. W. U., bolt for a long time. The opinion was general the garment workers would eventually return to the American Federation of Labor.
The action of the I L. G . W U. announced in Washington by David Dubinsky, the union president, disclosed that the break came over the issue of peace or war in the ' labor movement.
Dubinsky’s executive board voted against sending delegates to the CIO convention opening Monday on the grounds it was opposed to dual unionism as represented by the bitter struggle for labor supremacy between Lewis’ movement and the older AFL.
The I. L. G. W. U., board said it recognized the “historic service” CIO had performed in organizing workers in the mass production industries, but was "no less keenly aware that the perpetuation of the division of labor through the existence of two national competitive labor bodies would prove ruinous to the worker x x x.”
”, Second Pay In Steffens Pool
3 Abilenians On Baptist Board
WASHINGTON, Nov ll — (AP)—Both President Roosevelt and Rep. Rayburn of Texas, the democratic house leader, expressed the opinion today that Tuesday’s election had given the administration no reason to worry about ’‘coalition opposition'" to its legislation program.
COP INROADS HEAVY
However, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States suggested the election results would lead to closer study and greater opposition in congress to “ill-advised and hastily drawn" bills affecting business.
Since republicans made heavy inroads Tuesday Into the democratic majority in congress, apecu lation had arisen In the capital that republicans and conservative democrats would team up In next session in attempts to block new deal legislative proposals.
Asked at his press conference this morning whether he thought his legislative program would en counter ’’coalition opposition,” Mr Roosevelt replied with an emphatic negative. He said he believed the program would receive exactly the same treatment as heretofore.
When another questioner wanted to know whether he believed the outcome of the election offered I threat to a continuation of ‘lib eral government," the president said he certainly did not.
Later, after Rayburn had confer red with the chief executive, the question about coalition prospects was put to the Texan.
DEMOS TO GO ALONG “I think,” he asserted, “these democrats we have in there this time are going to be democrats and will go along with the program."
In a bi-weekly business review, the chamber of commerce contended the voters had given a “goslow signal” that was “reassuring to business.’•
The review said the new congress must decide whether it would: Resume full control over spending, continue an “extravagant” relief policy, allow additional “pump-priming,” sanction more loans to subsidize enterprises competing with private business, and let Increased appropriations for national defense increase the deficit or be offset by savings In other fields.
Rayburn told reporters the legislative schedule apparently had not yet been drawn up.
War Memories Give Way To Merry-Making
There was brief freedom for
six convicts who fled from fhe state penitentiary at Nashville, Tenn . with two prison employes
as hostage*. The convicts were wounded, one of them fatally, and returned to prison (Associated Press Photo.)
Colleges Ready To Greet Exes
M'Murry Honors Brabham Today
1,500 Out For ACC Pep Fest
Plenty of merry making with no bloodshed wa* Abilene s way of celebrating Armistice yesterday.
Thousands of persons participated in festivities which where climaxed with the Abi-lene-San Angelo football game and concluded with two dances, one for ex-service men at the Veterans’ clubhouse and the other staged by Phi Sigma Chi at the Hilton hotel. PATRIOTIC THEME Theme Of the morning program In downtown Abilene was patriotic, but fun-making soon replaced memories.
Warning that the 20-year peace since the World War is threatened by rumblings of new conflict, John Lee Smith of Throckmorton was main speaker for the morning public program. Crowds Jammed the streets to hear his talk as it was broadcast over sound equipment at a dozen downtown points.
After his talk a parade moved through the streets. Bands and pep squads from Abilene high school, McMurry and Abilene Christian colleges, and Angelo high
school marched along with ex-service men, national guards, and horseback riders.
Lieut, James V. Leak, a member of the Lost Battalion of historical fame, spoke to an asem bl y at Allene Christian college as the annual homecoming program opened there.
SAN ANGELO HAPPY
After noon the holiday crowds were swelled by the arrival from San
Angelo of s special train and private automobiles bearing 2,500 football fans.
The Sen Angelosns went home
As the stentorian beat of an Indian tom-tom echoed last night over the McMurry campus, faculty and students prepared for the big moment of the school year today —the annual homecoming event.
First on the homecoming schedule for the college will be the Wah Wahtaysee drum corps’ annual breakfast In honor of former members this morning at 7:30 o'clock.
From 9 to IO a rn. Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, retiring college president, and Mrs. Brabham, will be honored with a coffee and reception on the third floor of the administration building.
At IO o’clock the main homecoming program gets underway in the Amon Johnston of
The wildest spirited pep rally In many years last night set the stage for Abilene Christian college’s main homecoming program today.
More than 1.400 attended the pep fest, held In Sewell auditorium after a big bon fire had been set off on the campus. Yells, music by the Wildcat band and talks by outstanding “old grads’ formed the program.
Club breakfasts at 7 o'clock this morning head today's slate. Organizations scheduling reunions at that bour are the Sub-T-18, Ko Jo Kai. PALS, DATA, Trojans and the “W club.
Classes of the years of “8”—1908 1918, 1928 and 1938—will be held at
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Parade Bomb Hurts Dozen
Father Of S'water Women Succumbs
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Armistice Events At Rule Draw 7,000
RULE. Nov. ll—Seven thousand people participated in Rule's Ar-
Ungren A; Frazier, Abilene operators reported Friday the discovery of a new pay horizon in an east outpost extension for the eastern Jones county Steffens pool, between the Lewis and Sandy Ridge fields.
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is holding a three-day period festivity, ending Saturday.
Ex-service men held a barbecue tonight with John Lee Smith of Throckmorton as the main speaker. Afterwards two street dances got underway.
TO SPEED INDUSTRIALIZATION—
ODaniel Expresses Hope Business Men Will Subscribe Stock For 'Texas RFC'
pleted in the pool for 263 barrel*, drilled through the regular sand section at 1,853-74 fee' with a slight showing of oil and gas and drilled ahead to 1,894-98 feet for another zone of saturation.
The outpost found well-saturated sand and lime breaks at that
DALLAS, Nov. ll—</Pi—Resolutions urging denominational schools to employ only teachers and officers who are members of a Baptist church, and deploring what was characterized as a tendency, bringing church and state closer together were passed today as the Baptist general convention of Texas closed a week-long meeting.
The resolution regarding Baptist teachers was modified by floor interpretation, which emphasized a clause excepting emergency cases.
Winters, alumni association presi- j 9 o’clock. The annual homecoming dent, will welcome visitors and chapel assembly will begin at 9:30 Katheryne Simpson of Fort Worth i with Crutcher Scott, president of
depth filled and flowed overnight! This was interpreted to mean on heads. It is estimated good for emergencies would mean that no 200 to 300 barrels daily. Baptist could be found for a given
Location is in the southwest post. quarter of the southeast quarter of : On the closing program were M
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CGRPUS CHRISTI Nov ll.—(/Pl —Dr. Henry Powell Rush. 56, of Corpus Christi, formerly of San Angelo, died at 5:30 d rn today at his home after a brief illness. Dr Rush came to Corpus Christi In August of last year after residing in San Angelo 21 years, where he owned a clinic. Survivors include his wife, a daughter. Jean Rush: four sisters. Mrs. S. E Ferguson of Commerce. Mrs. Joseph Schlege! of Fort Stockton. Mrs. Tom Hughes and Mrs. Maudlce Grey, both of Sweetwater; and a brother. Phillip A. Rush of Seymour. Funeral arrangements are indefinite.
will respond. Thomas E Hayden Abilene attorney and graduate of the old Stamford college, will be the main speaker for the program.
Following the program will be a gigantic pep rally for student* and visitors.
Business meetings of the Mothers and Dads club and the Alumni and Ex-Students association will be held at ll 30 o'clock. At 12:30 the annual homecoming barbecue will be served in the gymnasium.
GAME AT 3
At 7 o'clock the McMurry-Southwestern football game will take ; place in Medley stadium. Informal class reunions will follow the game Yesteray afternoon the annual reunion of the Alpha Chi national scholarship society was held. New members were installed.
The recently ompleted rock garden, west of Hunt hall was the scene last night of the pre-game j pep rally and bon fire. Jack Gib- ; son, student president, welcomed all ex-students and visitors. Sweethearts of the football men pinned the school colors on them. J B. Holt, alumnus and ex-cheer leader, led some yells and spoke for exstudents.
Boys of the freshman class started beating the tom-tom and will continue through the night and day , until game time this afternoon.
the ex-student association, presiding Members of the class of '28 will furnish entertainment for the program.
The Pickwicker club, creative writers’ organization, will hold a luncheon at 1145 for ex-members in the dining room of the Harding Memorial building.
More than 1500 are expected to be served at the annual West Texas barbecue at 12 o’clock in Bennett gymnasium.
High spot of the homecoming will be the Wildcat-Daniel Baker football clash, to begin at 2 o’clock at .Morris stadium.
Flare Explodes By Children On Houston Street
HOUSTON, Nov. —A bomb
to be used a* a signal for an
Armistice Day parade to halt for a moment's silent prayer for the war dead dropped from the hand of a Boy Scout today and exploded, injuring a dozen or more people, six seriously.
Five of the six seriously injured were children.
Fragments of the bomb tors through their flesh as they stood on a crowded sidewalk waiting for the peace tim* parade to wend its way through the crowded streets.
The bomb, an aerial flare used by war planes, skimmed along the ground Uke a rocket and exploded in the midst of the group of children.
Among the injured, all of whom are expected to recover, are Helen Joyce Baker, 12, Lockhart Baker Jr., 3, Carolyn Brown, 3. Dorothy Moe, 14, Jack Robert Parker IO, and Mrs. Frank C. Stuckmeyer. 32.
The bomb, one of several placed along th* route of a three hour
Grand finale of the celebration paj-&de, was knocked from the hands will be the “C” club banquet at 7:30 oi Homer Hauschild, 13, a boy o'clock tonight. The “C” club is i scout, who had been instructed to
made up of athletic lettermen.
Japs Win Gateway To Hunan Province
SHANGHAI, NOV. 12—(Saturday) __<;p>_.japanese troops early today-occupied Yochow, gateway to Hunan province, to register a major gain in their drive on provincial capital.
Battering down Chinese resistance. the invaders fought their way across the walls of Yochow by moonlight.
I set it off at ILK) a- m as a signal I to the long parade to stop and pray.
Hauschild said a bystander threw a handiui of ayins on the sidewalk and a group of children rushed to pick them up. dislodging the bomb from his hands.
Farmer Near Clyde Changsha. I Qcaj Qf Poisoning
FORT WORTH, Nov. ll—(/TV'— Governor Elect ODaniel, commenting on his proposal for a “Texas RFC” to speed up his industrialization plans, reiterated the hope that business men of the state would subscribed all of the capitol stock of the lending agency.
“My purpose is to have the state government enter the picture only in the event the business community fails to respond,” he said.
Business men taking over the plan, he added, would have two
distinct advantages. First, it would preclude the necessity of the states entering the realm of private finance and second, the agency could be established by business men more quickly than by the
On the other hand, setting up such an agency by the state probably will necessitate a constitutional amendment which requires considerable time to accomplish, O Daniel stated.
Travelers' Session At Hilton Today
Luncheon meeting of the Abilene 7 raveling Men’s anociation will be held today at the Hilton hotel. President L. B, Jackson announced last night.
It had been incorrectly stated In the columns of the Reporter-News that the luncheon was to be held at the Wooten.
Donald Rutledge, four-year-old hero of tho Clyde tornado, will be the honor guest.
Ballas of Tyler; Fred A Eastham of Wichita FalLs, George W Green of Austin who brought an Armistice address. Members of the executive board named for the coming year included the following:
M. A. Jenkens, Abilene; I L Yearby, El Paso; Mrs. C. M. Caid-
ON COUNCIL 46 YEARS—
DEATH UNSEATS CHICAGO LOOP'S ALDERMAN
CHICAGO. Nov. 11.-■ Bathhouse” Coughlin.
45 years in the city council without th inconvenience of campaigns, was unseated today by death.
The career of this colorful caliph nded by pneumonia in his 78th
BAIRD, Nov. II—Dick Warren, 38-year-old farmer living two Buies south of Clyde, died in a local hoe-
pttal at 9 o'clock last night from effects of arsenic he told officers he had ca tai.
Funeral services were held at th* Cross Plains Methodist church this afternoon. He was reared in th# J Cross Plains vicinity,
Warren told Callahan county of-fleers he had eaten about t*o Daman and Pythias political team handfuls of arsenic shortly after
They j noon. In a few minutes, according
well, Abilene; J. Pat Horton, plain-1 year seemd almost Incredible, view; Fred Eastham. Wichita Falls; ' so did the philosophical and Mrs. B A. Copass, Fort Worth; C. flamboyant “Big Jawn,” one of the E. Hereford, Lubbock. ; last political bosses of the checker-
A, D Foreman, Jr . San Angelo; I vested school.
C. E. Lankaster, Big Spring: H. D. He started as a rubber in a steam Bruce, Midland; C A. Powell, Abl- room patronized bv tippers of a two lene. I fisted drinking era
—John J J herman and ruler of one of the na who served tion’s wealthiest wards, “uncrowned within the democratic ranks
king ’ of his loop bailiwick, owner of assumed control of the first ward a string of race heres, poet laureate They had retained it ever since. of the city hall, arbiter of fashions- "The Bath’’ took his place in the Coughlin rose. like a florid phoe- aldermanic body in 1892. On elec-nix, from the ashes of the great lion eves the Coughlm-Kenna la ».h-Chlcago fire. He saved his money, ful paraded through the ward with opened a Turkish bath. He met banners lettered: "Live and let
Michael “Hlnky Din* ' Senna keep- live ’ Coughlin was returned to the ________
er of a saloon.‘during the boisterous council automatically. Squat struc^ of Iard.
reconstruction period. Both were tunes gave way *0 sk\scrapeia_ warren had been free-handed alms givers. They made ' loop changed. But ne er .1 e peop . ^eai^ for some time, many friends. They formed a choice. I
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to the account given officers, he began eating lard to counteract the effects of the poisoning He began walking toward Clyde, when a man gave him a ride into town. From there officers were call'd from Baird and Warren was taken to the Baird hospital. Officers said he had eaten about two
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