Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS,SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1938-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
German Jews Tined, Banned .From Business
Nazis Rule Jews Must Pay Damages Wreaked On Stores In Mass Raids
BERLIN, Nov. 12—(AP)—Nazi Germany today practically I wiped out Jewish business, barred the nation's 500,000 Jews from public entertainments and fined them $400,000,000 for the slaying: of a German diplomat by a young Polish-German Jew in Paris.
In addition, the government required that Jews whose 1,000 p Berlin shops were wrecked or looted Thursday in mass demon-strations must pay for the damage themselves. Insurance claims by Jews for demolition of their properties must be paid to the state.
Officials promised “further decisive measures” and Jews ^ feared that the ghetto, unemployment or concentration camps were in store for them as the result of the most violent government and private anti-semi-tic actions nazi Germany yet has seen.
♦ wholesale arrests
Police made wholesale arrests among Jewish moheyed, educated and cultured classes, 1.600 being taken into custody in Berlin alone.
In Vienna it was estimated that between 18.000 and 20,000 Jews had been arrested since Thursday.
Many of them were released, but thousands still were in custody.
While the anti-semitic campaign was intensified, there were new ^ manifestations against Catholics.
Progressives Launch Drive To Back FDR
LaGuardia, Murphy And Bulkley Deny Third Term Talk
IN ABILENIANS' VARIED RESPONSES-
Interference’ Seen In Texas RFC Plan
By NUINEZ W1SCHKAEMPER
W. Lee O Duniel s proposal to torm a state organization similar to the Reconstruction Finance corporation to finance new industries in Texas met varied responses from prominent Abilene businessmen Saturday.
Reactions ranged Trom outright hostility and condemnation to half
hearted favor and a compliment for the governor elect s good intentions.
Consensus of the opposition was that O’Daniel’g plan, if carried out. would be treading on the toes of private finance and would be an extension of government interference in business.
C. M. Caldwell; ranchman and capitalist, itruck a common chord in declaring:
“It doesn t appeal to me. I think the government can keep interfering with business until it will knock all the initiative out of businessmen.'’
Similar views were held bv E A Shepperd, real estate man, and W
O. Swenson, capitalist and bank director Shepperd feared that such a financial jrgar.ization as suggested by O'Daniel would likely interfere with private business.
“The trend of the national government Is in tnat direction,” he observed. 'I wou.'O like to see the state of Texas avoid it.”
“I haven't given great thought
to the proposal ” Swenson said, “but I think we have enough government fin acting organizations now. I would like to see similar moves soft-peda.ed rather than expanded.’’
J. S. McDani‘1 president of the Texas Coca-Cola Bottling com-
Sec TEXAS RFC, Pg. 14, Col 6
Aroused nazis at Munich shattered many windows in the palace of Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber at Munich
The fine of 1.000,000.000 marks _ <$400,000,000) against German Jews sr “in their entirity" for the slaying of Ernst von Rath, secretary of the German embassy at Paris, represents from one-fourth to one-fifth of the estimated Jewish wealth In Germany, excluding Austria and f Sudeteniand, before Thursday's outbreaks
When and how the fine would be collected was not announced, but since Jewish business must be given up. it was assumed part of the sum would come from this source. THREE DECRI ES
Decrees against Jews Issued today:
1. Prohibited Jews from conducting retail businessses, mail order and commission houses and in-
/. dependent handicraft enterprises * after Jan. I;
2. Barred Jews from heading any industrial or commercial concern:
3. Ordered Jews excluded from theaters, movie houses, concerts
% and other public presentations.
Herman Wilhelm Goering. director of Germany's four-year plan for economic self-sufficiency, issued the decree providing the $400,000,-000 fine.
a “Jewry’s hostile attitude toward ® the German people and the reich, which does not stop at cowardly assassinations. requires decisive measures and a s» ere penalty," the decree said
“I, therefore, decree on the basis £ of the four-year plan regulations of Oct. 18. 1936. the following
“First, upon Jews of German nationality in their entirety is imposed a payment of 1.000.000.000
See GERMANY. Pg. 14. Col. 7
Sara Collins, stage actress, Is shown registering fear she spid she felt when she heard the now famous broadcast of a fictitious invasion from Mars in a dramatization of the “War of the Worlds" She sued the Columbia broadcasting system of California for $50,000 and said, “I listened and believed and was terror-stricken into hysterics. Her home is in Los Angeles.
(Associated Press Photo J
Protests Mount Against Reich
Senator Asserts That U.S. Should Sever Relations
NEW YORK Nov 12.—(AP*—A drive for solidification of the nation's progressives forces under President Roosevelt's leadership was started today at th first of a series of conferences stemming directly from Tuesday’s elections.
Third term talk at the meeting of Mayor F. H LaGuardia with two democrats. Owe,-nor Flank Murphy of Michigan and Senator Robert J. Bulkley of Ohio. both of whom failed of reelection, was denied. Murphy said afterward:
“I think our minds should remain open on that entire question."
Bulkley said. however, he believed the people hav? a fixed opinion against a third term and that “there is quite a sentiment against i it.’’
Organization of a third party was frowned upon bv Bulkley while Murphy emphasized a new policy would have to Of formulated by leaders of che progressive movement and that It would have to center around Piesident Roosevelt.
More definite proposals will be discussed in Washington next week. LaGuardia. Murphy and Bulkley plan to be :r\ th.- capital for further conversations with others who think along the same political and economic lines.
Spearhead of the movement was LaGuardia. jvho described the election results as a “decided set-back" and immediately started writing and telephoning recognized progressive leaders in appeals for action.
Some ideas expressed by the conferees here found concurrence in the remarks of CIO chairman, John L. Lewis, in Pittsburgh.
“I think tne general elections indicate the need for greater cooperation and concerted action among the liberal iorce? of our country,” Lewis said.
Murphy said t h e progressive movement, in order to be a success, must be centered around the president ‘because he has done more than any person to make it possible.”
‘ No one needs to be disheartened." Murphy added. “Progressives will take greatest courage from the reversals of last Tuesday"
Among those the mayor has Invited to join the “solidification" movement are the LaFollettes of Wisconsin, where Governor Philip LaFollette f» ll bf lore republicans in | his try for a fourth term.
Wisconsin s governor said “every progressive will take a cinch in his belt and be ready for the next round."
OUT OF CONTROL—
Labors War Heads For Capitol
With Grid Team, Band, Students And Fans Aboard—
COWBOY SPECIAL HEADS FOR LOS ANGELES LATE WEDNESDAY
The Repoiter-News Cowboy spe- ! Reservations to date have been Gal. carrying th? Hardin-Simmons made from Wichita Falls, Amar-university footba1) team, the fa- jllo, Sweetwater, Maryneal, Wein-mous Cowboy banc and a gala par- | ert. Canton and Springfield. Illinois, ty of students t.na ardent followers and Washington D. C. Many Abi-of H-SU football fortunes will steam lenians also will be aboard the out of Abilene Wednesday evening Texas & Pacific special when it
lor Los Angeles scene of the annual intersectional gridiron battle between the Ranchers and the Loyola Lions, schedu'ed in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon, November 19.
Texas & Pacifi heads for Calumnia. Jack Simmons, H-SU alumnus, is directing a campaign for sending the Cowboy band on the special and expects to see the colorful musicians strut
their stuff in Los Angeles.
Latest reservations received at the school Include Cecil Vandever. an official of the Great Western Mill & Elevator company of Amarillo; Louise Schooley, Canton, Illinois. and a friend; Mr. and Mrs. Clark H. Schoole\ of Washington. D. C., and Mrs. Frank Fries of Springfield, illinois.
From California have come assurances of a -oyal reception for the
Cowboy Special from former Abi-lenlans and Texans residing lr the state made famous by pensions and "unusual veaMru ” H-SU alumni on the coast ann the faculty of George Pepperdme college in Los Angeles are planning a breakfast tor the Texans upon their arrival in Los Angelo? at 7:30 Friday morning. Tnjlided in the welcom-
See TRAIN, Pg. ll, Col. 7
SIDEWALK KIBITZERS GET BREAK
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
GOULDBUSK—Voters In Coleman County Fresh Water district No. I (Gouldbusk and adjacent territory! will decide November 28 whether or not $5,000 In bonds will be Issued to obtain the district’s share of funds to construct a waterworks system at Gouldbusk.
HAMLIN—Hamlin high school faculty will give a comedy program Thursday night.
WINTERS—November 21 the public speaking class of Winters high school will present a three-act comedy-d r a rn a , “Cornin’ Through the Rye."
FLUVANNA.—Fluvanna school’s 1938 carnival will be presented November 18.
COLORADO.—Annual chamber of commerce banquet will be held December 12.
COLEMAN.—Senator Tom Connelly will be main speaker for a soil conservation program here November 21.
ANSON.—Jones county poultry show will be staged December 8. 9 and IO.
Cowboys’ Christmas ball will be held December 21-23.
By The Associated Press
Protests against nazi Germany's latest campaign against Jews grew in volume and strength in the United States yesterday, bringing suggestions from some spokesmen that this country sever relations with the reich.
Aroused especially by the Hitler government's fining the Jews within its borders C400.000.000 for the Slaying of a German diplomat in Paris by a Polish Jew, men in public and private life and of various I aad-seck religions added their voices to the 1 swiftly mounting list of objectors.
Bitterly denouncing the fine and calling Hitler “ore of the outstanding tyrants the world has produced," Senator King <D-Utahi suggested the United States sever diplomatic relations with Germany in protest.
At a mass meeting 'n New York's Columbus circle sponsored by the American League for Peace and Democracy, a crowd shouted its approval of resolutions demanding that the U. S. break off all trade relations with Germany and urging a boycott of all German-made goods.
Telegraph messengers said 200 persons sent messages during the meeting to President Roosevelt asking that he put an embargo on all trade with Germany.
Hide-And-Seek With Car Ends In Death
DALLAS. NOV. 12. — — Leroy
Cooper. 8. played hide-and-seek with death today.
He was killed and his five-year-old sister. Helen, was injured when struck by an automobile driven by Mis E R Tanner, a friend.
The Cooper children. Leroy. Helen and Bobbie. IO, were playing hide-in weeds along a lane. They saw Mrs. Tanner's car approaching The survivors said they crouched in the weeds to jump up and surprise Mrs. Tanner.
Dreams of those who like to stand and gaze at building foundations being excavated have come true in New York. The Sidewalk Superintendents Club was dedicated formally at
the site of a hew 16-story building in Rockefeller Center. The 100-foot sidewalk expanse provides club members with an unobstructed view of excavation work. i Associated Press Photo >
Daladier Issues 32 Decree Laws
Cabinet Backed By Veterans' Demands;
French Bank's Gold Reserve Revalued
PARIS, Nov. 12.—(>P»—The Daladier government, backed by the demand of 7.000.000 World war veterans for a strong government, tonight issued 32 decree laws to rebuild France within her democratic framework
Premier Daladier declared they were the .strongest measures that could be drawn without violating "traditional" principles of the French government. Some called them the last chance to avert collapse of the democracy.
Among laws decreed two days before expiration of semi-dictatorial powers granted by parliament was a measure revaluing the gold reserve of the Bank of France at the rate I-•-
Blaze Sweeping Lewis Calls On Huge Distillery Liberals To Act
Meeting To Explain Water Plan Set
COLORADO. NOV. 12—<Spl.) — Final meeting in a series which has been held in Mitchell county during the past two weeks to explain the government's newly-launched water facilities program to farmers living in affected areas will be held in Loraine at 7:45 Monday night.
Drama Too Real
Blaze Delivered To Fire Station
PLAINVIEW. Nov. 12.—on—A fire was delivered to the fire station here today.
Roy Snodgrass of Floydada, while driving seven miles out on the highway, discovered the auto-seat upholstery was afire.
He drove posthaste to the fire station here, where the fire was snuffed.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 12. —,/p.— Samuel Shapiro, 60. died tonight of a heart attack members of his family said he suffered after listening to a broadcast of a drama depicting an invasion of the nation by men from Mars.
OWENSBORO Kw. Nov. 12.—(.PT —A wild fir* raged out of control here tonight at the Glenmore distillery. one cf the largest in the country.
James Pendleton, managing editor of the Owensboro Messenger, said firemen and company officials told him they had small hope of saving the plant from complete destruction.
Pendleton said an unofficial can-\ass of insurant m*n placed the loss already at $2,225,000.
Officials oi the company themselves could nof be reached for comment.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12— PT—On the eve of the first constitutional convention for CIO industrial unionism. CIO Leader John L. Lewis suggested today “concerted action among the liberal forces" and renewed support for the new deal in the wake of republican gams in the November election Lewis' remarks, covering in broad terms questions of labors role in politics and government and the outlook for labor peace, were regarded in some sources as indicating the political liberalise CIO unions will adopt in convention
of 170 francs to the pound sterling. or 37 69 to the dollar.
The revaluation gave the government a paper profit of about 22,-550.000,000 francs.
Decrees drawn by the labor ministry did not officially change "the principle’’ of the 40-hour week but said there would be “certain modifications" of the 40-hour week law for a period of three years.
The principle of the five-day week, however, was junked In favor of either six days or five and one-half days with 40 hours staggered
Employers were given “credits" of supplementary work hours over the 40-hour week limit and empowered to ask workmen to remain on their jobs for the extra hours
Direct taxes were increased and new Indirect taxes were imposed on coffee, gasoline, tobacco and face powder.
Semi-official estimates said 1-000,000.000 francs I $26,633,000) would be chopped off the budget by limiting government spending. It was estimated new taxes would bring in 7.000,000.000 francs <$185,-531.000 )
Finance minister Paul Reynaud. in a radio broadcast, warned Frenchmen they faced financial and economic collapse unless they accepted the new sacrifices and worked hard.
Shooting Of Youth 'Definitely Suicide'
NEW ORLEANS. Nov.
Detective Chief John Grosch, after announcing a pistol had been recovered from the Mississippi river, said tonight the fatal shooting of Alfred M.Lord. 20, San Diego. Calif was definitely a suicide.’' He said a police diver found the pistol, 25-caliber, near pilings of the wharf where yesterday the body of Lord was discovered with r bullet through the head.
Grosch said he ordered the diver
George Sees Labor Board Change Need
Solon Will Fight Reappointment Of Body Member
By Associated Press The civil war in American labor, out of control of the men who started it, headed last night for the floor of congress. SENATORS’ PLANS Whatever moves might be made toward peace by labor Itself as a result of Monday's meeting of the Committee of Industrial Organization at Pittsburgh—and they appeared doubtful—the fight was certain to be carried to the federal legislature.
That was assured by two United States senators in discussing their post-election plans.
A republican, Sen. H. Styles Bridges, of New Hampshire, announced he would fight confirmation by the senate of President Roosevelt's re-appointment of Donald Wakefield Smith to the national labor relations board.
Smith’s place is one of the bones of contention between labor’s warring factions.
The A. F. of L., through President William Green, and by resolution at its convention at Houston, opposed the re-appointment. It contends Smith, with other board members, has favored the CIO in disputes over union Jurisdiction.
The CT O. has insisted on no change in the existing setup. INTERPRETS VOTE Sen. Walter F. George, of Georgia, democrat who successfully resisted the president's effort to “purge" him. interpreted the republican resurgence of Tuesday s election as a demand for, among other things: “Modification of the labor rela-trance tonight in a semiconscious tions act and changes in the admin-condition. ; istration of the labor relations
Find Youth By Cave Entrance
Former Sailor * Receives Deep Gash On Head
SULPHUR. Okla.. Nov. 12— ./researchers found William 'Buddy’’ Parker, who was believed lost yesterday in the depths of “Torture cave,'* lying on the ground about a quarter mile from the caves en-
Parker was found by W. C Martin. Sulphur garage owner, who had supplemented the search In the cave by combing the surrounding vicinity.
This modification, he predicted, would take the form of “softening of the rigid, coercive features of the labor legislation, and perhaps there
Parker had suffered a severe gash will be even more important revi-on his forehead, apparently from a I sions as regards the administration fall, and somehow found his way of oui labor laws, yet preserving out of the cave which is near the gains we have made.” Dougherty, in the foothills of the Here again is a rock on which the Arbuckle mountains. I forces of labor have split. The A F.
Rescuers said the youth’s clothes were muddy and damp and that he apparently had stumbled out of the cavern sometime today.
Parket was delirious and muttering unintelligibly when he was found and brought to a hospital here for treatment. His condition was not believed critical.
How long he had wandered about in the tortuous passages of the cavern or how he happened to avoid drowning in its subterranean lake remained a matter of conjecture.
Parker disappeared late yesterday after he told three companion explorers he was re-entering the cave to catch a pack rat he had seen When he failed to reappear, the former sailor's friends searched the cave then summoned help.
Flames roared through three next week as the vehicle for their down after learning that stains on
AMARILLO: Nov. 12—I/P.—Leo Dodd. 31. general construction superintendent of the Columbia Carbon company, died here today of injuries received near Sunray yesterday when he was pinned between tank cars.
warehouses, 'he bottling plant and the company oft.ee and were enveloping the dis'iUery building Scenes of who confusion in the vicinity of the plant were described by Pendleton “About 20,000 persons are gathered on a hill o 'enooking the plant grounds,'’ he said Firetrucks came from Evansville, Ind, Madisonville and Henderson. Ky., to help anti Louisville was
At a press conference in convention headquarters, Lewis said in discussing last Tuesday's balloting the democratic party organization needed house cleaning in some quarters and that if there was to be a coalition between the democrats and labor "certainly there must be an increased understanding as to policy and administration."
Lewis said President Roosevelt
Mourned By Only Nine—
TYPHOID MARY’ BURIED IN BRONX CEMETERY
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—(ZP)—Tile frail, wasted bodv of Mary Mallon. who In the hearty plumpness of her middle years became known as “Typhoid Mary." innocent agent of deatii, was lowered into a grave % in St. Raymonds cemetery, the Bronx, today.
The dubious fame of being known as the country's oldest medical prisoner—officially isolated as typhoid carrier. No. 36-had brought her bitterness and finally resignation.
As the Rev. Vincent S. McCambley pronounced the last “requiescat in peace,” there were only nine to
IV whisper the response.
V For 31 years, since health officials, puzzled bv recurring outbreaks of typhoid fever, discovered Mary was the source and plucked her from the I King, she had remained Un isolation,save for a brief agrlod
She died in obscurity yesterday, ironically from paralysis and old age. for while her body teemed with billions of the fatal bacilli she herself was immune She had served in many homes, unwittingly bringing disease to those who employed her. But in 1907 Di- George A. Soper, a sanitary engineer, found her trail.
Isolated on North Brother island in the East river, she brooded. In 1909 she tried to regain her liberty in the state supreme court, but failed As age advanced, she became more deeply religious, and authorities built her a cottage and gave her a Job In the laboratory. Doctors injected her with billions more of germs in experiments, with no ill of. feets on Mary She might have been cured had the been willing to undergo an intestinal operation.
asked for alo.
A fireman was in lured, not se- liac* invited to attend but biliously, when a whisky barrel ex- Crated there was little liklihood ploded. the chief executive would come.
The Glenmore plant covers an , Instead, it was expected Mr. area of approximately four city Roosevelt would send the conven-blocks and employs 700 persons. tjon a message Monday.
Big Spring Crash Kills I, Injures 2
BIG SPRING. Nov. 12 — ,/P)—One person was killed i.nd two were n-jured in an auto-truck collision on the western outskirts of Big Spring tonight.
Bill McCullough, about 40. cattle buyer and ranch worker, died of a fractured skull. His wife was taken to a hospital suffering a leg fracture and possible internal injuries. R. G. Peach, with .hem in the car, suffered less serious hurts. W. K. Jordan and Cliff Boyf, both of Lamesa and occupants of the truck.
the youths hat were from powder burns. Until Grosch announced finding the powder stains police had a theory Lord might ha* e been killed for vengeance.
New Carrie Nation Under Observation
DALLAS, Nov. 12 -A 60-year-old woman who raidKi a package store
Two Cement Firms Dropped From Suit
AUSTIN, Nov 12. — (M*I — The state's $30,000,000 anti-trust suit against Texas cement manufactur-; ers dwindles considerably today as two San Antonin companies were dropped from the list of defendants ;
An amended petition named only ; four defendants, the Southwestern
of L. demands revisions in the labor law-. The C LO. demands retention of the status quo.
Whether the C I O. or the A. F. of L. will have the greater lobbying power in congress is still a question of dispute.
In the midst of the confusion, one ironic thing was clear:
The labor law over which there is so much dissension is the greatest magnet now' existing to pull the fighting unions together. It requires the recognition of either one union or another as collective bargaining agent—but only one.
SRI (.ENI: and VII IM 11 ; Partly cloudy Nunda% and Mondos.
EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy. cooler In the Interior, allower* In the Interior of east end south portions sunday; Monday partly r loud i. probable abow era on the roast, cooler In cast and south portions. .Moderate to fresh southerly winds on the roast,
shifting to northerly Sundae night,
WEST I EX AS; Tart*: cloudy and colder Nunday; Monday fair, yyarnier in west and north portions.
TEMPER ATI RES HOI R
Postal Telegraph Chairman Dies
NEW YORK. Nov. 12.— (API — Clarence H. M.irkav, capitalist and chairman of the %oard of Postal Telcfiranh Cable company, died tonight at his home here.
here today with hammer and Portland Cement company of El smashed liquor bottles was taken Paso, Universal Atlas of Waco, and tc county jail for observation. Trinity and Lone Star, both of Dal-The modem Cart e Nation said las The San Antonio Portland she had had trouble with chronic Cement company and the Longhorn alcoholism in her family. Portland Cement company of San
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Highest and lowest temperatures ta t, p. hi. yesterday, §2 and CI: same date a year ago, 77 and Al: sun et t<wla'. 5:41;
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FOR MIRACULOUS CURES
First United States Citizen To Be Beatified Today
Dooey's Creator Dies
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 12.—(/Pi—
Injuries received in an automobile accident brought death today to F E. Spencer. 34. creator of "Dopey." ; escaped injury
NEW YORK Nov. 12 —•P — At five o'clock tomorrow morning, the crystal and gold-plated, bronze casket bearing the body of Mother Francesca Saverio Cabrini will be laid beneath the altar In the rhapel of Mother Cabrini high school in upper Manhattan.
The eerie gray of the dawn will
envelop New York, but it will be bright mid-morning in Rome at that hour when Pope Pius XI will issue his decree of beatification for “The Little Nun.” Mother Cabrini. the first United States citizen to attain beatification, the last step before sainthood.
Mother Cabriole body can
be seen reposing on a cold-embroidered satin cushion, worked by the novices of her order. Her features are covered by a waxen mask, lightly tinted and closely resembling photographs of the Holy woman. The casket is to be laid in an onyx-lined glass-
See CABRINI, Pg. ll, CoL 8