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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas • Japan Rejects American, British, French Protests at Yangtze Closing, Ignores Hull Note -- See Page 3{Pie ^toilette Reporter■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FR/ENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES/'-Bvron VOL. LV111, NO. 167. (J alt Mi Fret* (UPI ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1938—EIGHT PAGES A * Bor I a ted Pm» (AP) PRICE FIVE CENTS ONE ALREADY UNEARTHED- Police Search for Bodies in Socialite’s Rock Garden PROMOTED (See Story in Col. 8) 0 LE MARS, la., Nov. 14.— (UP) — This little community wa* horrified today as police began a search for additional bodies in a rock garden owned by Mrs. Sumner Knox, 50, once prominent as a so-4 rialite and dry crusader. They already had found the body of her mother Mrs. L. A. Trow, 80, in a shallow grave. Mrs. Knox was held in protective custody at Plymouth county hospital, pending completion of the search and investigation of stories told Sheriff Frank Scholer by her neighbors. Her mental condition is such, Scholer said, that she cannot be questioned detailedly at present. He said she had admitted cashing several $90 monthly checks her mother had received from the government as a widow of a Civil war veteran. She also admitted that she had brought another woman into her home to impersonate her mother to quiet the suspicions of neighbors. Scholer's deputies unearthed the mother's body late Saturday after they had started investigation of rumors which had spread through the community concerning “bodies in the Knox rock garden.’’ They found the body in a coffin which had been crudely fashioned from parts of a kitchen cabinet. It was in a grave a foot deep in a corner of the garden. The garden is a large one and the search will take some titme, Scholer said. Dr. A. C. Starry, state pathologist, said he found a crack in Mrs. Trow's skull but was unable to say whether it had been the cause of death. Scholer ordered the garden searched completely last night after Mrs. Knox, unaware that the body had been found, had told him: “When you start digging, be sure that you get mother's body.” He said it was for the body of the mysterious elderly woman whom neighbors had seen at the Knox home, that he and his deputies were searching. Scholer said he was concerned over the whereabouts of Mrs. Knox's husband, a former Le Mars mail carrier, who had been missing since Mrs. Trow died. .LEADING TO HEBREW PANIC Jew Decrees Cause Nazi Stock Dive German Press [ Sadler Gift Added to Band Fund—    I    New    Measure ♦ Attacks Draw ^ British Protest Feeling Runs High, Halting Negotiation Aiming at Peace 9 LONDON. Nov. 14— (UP) — Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the house of commons today that the government was not contemplating transfer of any former German a colonies in Africa which are now under mandate to the British empire. LONDON, Nov. 14—(UP) —Public indignation against Nazi persecution of Jews • mounted today and reports circulated that the British cabinet might soon express its “abhorrence” of the German policy aimed at elimination of 9 Jews. The British charge d'affaires In Berlin has been instructed to protest strongly to the German government against “recent articles in the German press associating a 4 former British minister and mem- IONDON. Nov, 14— (CP) — Usually authoritative sources reported today that the trade agreement between the United States and Great Britain would W be signed Thursday in Washington. State Investigator #Dies in Hotel Here Abe Rosen. 48, investigator for the Texas state police, died at a _ local hotel shortly before 7 o'clock 4' last night of a heart attack. Rosen was stricken while standing In a drug store. He was taken to his room and died before an ambulance could reach the hotel. According to state police here. 0 Rosen had been investigating a case and was returning to Austin. He had stopped in Abilene for the night. Rosen had been with the state police three years, and he had lived in Austin the past 12 years. 9 His undercover work, it was said, had resulted in many raids on illegal gambling establishments. Surviving are his wife and a son, Maxey, who is a senior student in the University of Texas. av A funeral coach from Austin arrived early this morning to return the body to Austin. The Weather ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly    cloudy and warmer tonight and Tuesday. West Texas: Fair tonight and Tuesday warmer in north portion tonight Fast Texas Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, warmer In north and soulh-cen trai ort ion Highest temperature veaterdav .    62 Lowest temperate > this morning    o I temperatures Sun. Mon. WARMER P M. . 6(1 . 61 . 62 . 62 60 .    55 .    53 .    51 . is .    47 .    44 4.V AM 44 44 44 43 44 45 47 50 53 . 57 62 64 MORE C0WB0Y-L0S ANGELES SPECIAL RESERVATIONS RECEIVED Closes Schools To Jew Pupils Order Completes Move to Separate Educational Life Three new reservations from Sweetwater and a $50 gift by Harley Sadler. West Texas showman, encouraged sponsors today as final preparations were begun for sending the Reporter-News Cowboy special train to Los Angeles. Sadlers gift is to be added to a fund being raised to finance tile trip to California for 30 members of the famous Cowboy band. G. B Sandefer, H-SU busi-1 ness manager, announced this I morning that about 25 reservations had beer made for the special train, this not including members of the Cowboy football squad or band. Other reservations are needed and today pleas went out to friends of the school urging them to join the California-bound delegation. Jack Simmons, who volunteered to solicit money for financing the band trip, said this morning that another $400 or $500 is needed. He asked all interested Abilenians to send in their donations. A total of about $1,200 Is needed. Simmons said. The special train Is scheduled to leave Abilene at 6:20 o'clock Wednesday night and arrive in Los An geles at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. Rail fare for the trip ranges from $38.19 to $51.02. Tickets have a 21-day limit, permitting an extended stay in California for those making the trip. Trip reservations may be made at the Reporter-News. Frank Myers drug store at the Hilton hotel, or with Sandefer. AT 40 BARRELS HOURLY- New Avoca Well Flows into Tanks Proves Opening hers of the house of commons with the murder” in Paris of a German diplomat. Prime Minister Ne-_ Ville Chamberlain informed the “ house of commons. NEGOTIATIONS HALTED Tile United States and other nations may Join in the protest, according to the Daily Express political correspondent, who forecast ac-9 tion by the cabinet of Prime Minister Neville chamberlain. Chamberlain's plans for early negotiations with the nazi-faseist powers looking toward general European appeasement were under-0, stood to have been delayed indefi- See BRITAIN, Pg. 8. Col. 3 Disappeared Broker— RETURNED TO LIFE —By H is Fingerprints LOS ANGELES, Nov, 14—'/P—A pseudo Enoch Arden, Davis Rowland MacDonald. 45, declared a legal suicide in February, 1935, but just brought back to life through his fingerprints, waited in the county jail to see what federal officials would do about a case like his. The former Pittsburgh broker disappeared February 14. 1924, leaving a note with his hat and coat on the bank of the Allegheny river telling hts wife, Clara, he had failed in business and as a man." She divorced him and married William M. Brown. In 1935 a federal jury declared MacDonald legally dead and she collected on three insurance policies, including a war risk policy for $10,000 issued on the former World war aviation lieutenant. “I was a coward.” John Hanson, local Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, quoted him as explaining why he had not carried out his suicide plans. "I went to New Orleans and started life all over again. I remarried late in 1924 and got into the office equipment business. We came to California ll years ago." MacDonald, under the name John Edgar Da/vis, pleaded guilty to issuing a bad check for $141 in Pasadena and was awaiting sentence November 21 when his fingerprints, sent to Washington, disclosed his true identity. Grieving Mrs. Esther Davis answered the knock of newsmen at her Palmdale cottage, exclaiming “I'm glad you've come—my baby—he’s dving!" Her 16-month-old son. Scott, apparently is suffering from pneumonia, she said, but she has no money to provide him with hospital attention. She has another son, older. Mrs. DavLs said she had lived in El Paso, and was the daughter of the Rev and Mrs Edward H Latson. She praised her husband's devotion and business ability, declaring his troubles were due to his long fight to maintain the health of his sons. Lewis Attacks Critics, Hitler First Constitutional Convention of CIO Called to Order in Pittsburgh Sunrise ........7:07 Sunset     5:4i> C:30 p m 6:30 a.m. 12:39 p m Pry    Burniom -I t    si    <- Wet    thermometer    42    38    *    60 Relati%e humidity    2D    ii    ^ THE GROTTO. Pittsburgh, Nov. 14—tUP) — John L Lewis, chairman of the Committee for Industrial Organization, brought 450 delegates to its first constitutional convention to their feet in a noisy demonstration today when he struck back at his critics and attacked Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as a “bloodthirsty wolf ” Criticizing nazi programs against Jews “one of the most appalling acts in history,” Lewis pounded a speakers' table with his massive hands as he roared demands that the state department protest vigorously against ‘these cruelties inflict- Ballinger Jury Begins Probes BALLINGER, Nov. 14—(Spl> — Grand jurors for the November term of 119th district court were empannelled this morning and immediately began investigation of 26 criminal cases submitted by Dist. Atty. W. A Stroman and Co. Atty. Roy L. Hill. Included in the cases to be investigated are the murder charges against two inspectors for the Texas liquor control board. Bill Strickland of San Angelo and Robert Gamble of Abilene. The two inspectors are charged jointly with the fatal shooting of Dan Liverman, Ballinger resident. Other cases to be investigated include burglaries, thefts, drunken driving and forgeries. Civil docket for ’he current term, to last five weeks, also Is crowded.. court attaches announce this* morning. i ed upon a defenseless people ” “I say to you that tyhen the United States government does make that protest that the 20,000,-OOO CIO members, and theii dependents, will support this government and defend it," he cried. The delegates rose to their feet, whistled, screamed, applauded and banged on desks. Lewis used the na^i attacks on the Jews as a vehicle to compare what he described as "villification ’ of the C. I. O. Hts jaw stuck forward, swinging his massive head and rapping the table sharply, Lewis exclaimed: “I say td my fellowman and to the rich gentile, to the rich Jew or to any other American, that you cannot strike down in this country a powerful movement of workers such as the CIO which stands for equality and protection to any race. any minority, any religion or creed that exists in our country.” This touched off another boisterous demonstration that continued two minutes. There were cheers and applause a moment later when he again shouted defiance of CIO foes. "I say to the people in high places who are now using their influence through newspapers and publications to open the sluice gates of adverse propaganda against the CIO, the day may come when they will rush to the CIO for protection of their privileges and their rights,” he said. OPENED INFORMALLY Tile gathering at which the CIO will set Itself as a permanent rival of the American Federation of Labor was opened formally in an atmosphere of gay informality. Large American flfcgs adorned the walls. Lewis plunged into a pungently See LEWIS, Pf. 8, Col. I Of Deep Field Tubing Scheduled Today on Griffin Strike in Jones Flow of 40 barrels per hour natural through open five-inch casing- was reported today from the Ung-ren & Frazier et a1 No. I J. M. Griffin estate. Jones county discovery well half a mile east of the town of Avoca and about two miles southwest of the Avoca field. It was rated a1? nearly 1,000 barrels per day. Abilene office of Ungren Frazier reported the well made approximately 3 barrels the first hour and increased to 40 barrels the second hour, and maintained that average. It was turned into tanks — 1,500 barrels of storage having been i erected—at noon Sunday and was allowed to flow’ until late last night. SEPARATE POOL Gauge on the first four hours was 156 barrels. The well was not drilled deeper, and Is flowing from Palo Pinto lime from 3.247-50 feet, total depth. Plug was drilled out about 9 o’clock Sunday morning nd the well I began making small heads shortly afterward until it cleaned itself of mud Into the pits. Operators were scheduled to run two-inch tubing this morning in preparation for official gauge and completion for railroad commission potential. Jones A Stasnev, Albany geologists and part owners of the well, reported that the discovery ranked as an entirely separate pool from the Avoca field. It was first ’hought the well was an extension two miles to the southwest of the deep producing area since i* was structurally as high as field’wells. Location of the No. I Griffin estate Is 466 feet from the north and west lines of the south half of section 199-BBB&C survey, about eight miles southeast of Stamford in northeastern Jones county. Boosters Club Elects Tonight Annual election of officers of the Abilene Boosters club will be held tonight at the Hotel Wooten. Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock and the election will follow. An amendment to the constitution. voted September 26, allows eight more directors on the board. Originally the constitution called for 12. The eight new directors will be elected tonight along with six others to fill expired terms. Officers and directors elected tonight will be installed at the first meeting in December. Jack Simmons is out-going president. Howard McMahon and Eddie Cockerell are first and second vicepresidents, respectively. EL G. Wood is secretary, and Dub Wooten treasurer. Outgoing directors are Mark Womack. Bud Wilson, E. Kraselsky, j Walter Jarrett. Don Waddington, and Al Stowe.    I Where There's Smoke There's Sorority House NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14 UP)—One Newcomb college girl bought a pipe in a drug store “just for fun” and now ifs serious. Jane Irwin of Mount Pleasant, Tenn, bought ttyc pipe and some tobacco, took them back to her room, and had a tryout. Soon the pipe passed from hand to hand In no time the drug store sold out to the college girls its entire supply of tobacco and pipes, round, square, straight and droopy. It was estimated today that every girl on the second floor of the Josephine Louise house had her own pipe. Some of the sorority rooms were borrowing pipes for tryouts. After some nearly disastrous results the girls decided not to inhale. Gunmen Steal Car, Take Gas STAMFORD. Nov. 14—(UP) — Three men robbed a service station here late last night and escaped with $18 22. The men threatened Glen Dotson, attendant, and J. W Dewees, a customer, with guns, locked them in a rest room, and took the money from a till. Dotson was able to obtain the license number of the robbers^ automobile and police determined it had been stolen at Cisco. • * * License number of the automobile is 353-314, police here were advised. A description of the men was broadcast by the Abilene snort wave radio station. One man was about 40 years old, and was six feet, one inch tall. Another man was around 25 years ot age apd of stocky build. No description was furnished of the third man. Hearing on Negro Killing Tuesday Arraignment of Robert Jackson. 29-year-old negro being held on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting of Carey Wood-erts, negro woman, was postponed this morning until IO a rn. tomorrow He will be arraigned before Justice of the Peace Theo Ash. Jackson was arrested Saturday by city police 15 minutes after the fatal shooting. BERLIN. Nov. 14.—(UP) — The stock market slumped sharply today as leaders of Germany’s 700,000 Jews frantically sought to satisfy increasing Nazi demands designed to eliminate their participation in German life. Many stocks dropped three, four or more points, largely because of sales by panic-stricken Jewish leaders who sought funds to repair damages—as ordered by the government-done in anti-semitic rioting and to pay the $400,600,000 mass fine ordered by the Nazis as a penalty for the murder of a German diplomat in Paris. BANKERS TRY TO STEM TIDE It was reported from Hamburg that a prominent Jewish banker, Fritz Warburg, had been arrested Aryans added to the financial slump by seeking quick funds to take over businesses of prominent Jews who organized to finance the repairs and the fine. There were almost no buying orders, indicating that business leaders generally looked unfavorably on the possible economic consequences of the government’s sweeping new anti-Jew-Ish laws and further restrictions which have been promised. Nazis made a quick effort to limit , the slump when the Reich private bankers organization instructed members not to accept orders from Jews for sale of securities and not to lower their price limits for orders from Jews. Foreign financial circles believed thp government would use the annual October census in which Germans stated the amount of their property as the basis for collecting the $400,600,000 mass fine. Some foreign experts estimated that the Jews in Germany since Thursday had lost almost a quarter of their $3,200,000,000 wealth, apart from the $400,600,000 fine imposed on them and repairs ordered by the government totalling close to $500,000,000. Jews must pay for the repair of damage done by nazis. Thus the total cost to Jews was estimated roughly at 3.000,000,000 marks. < $1,200,000,000) in the last week—with more costs indicated for the future. School Ban Goes In Force at Once BERLIN, NOV. 14 — TV)—Minister of Education Bernhard Rust today expelled Jewish students from all universities, technical schools and other institutions of higher learning in the latest move toward separation of Jews and Germans. The minister of education telegraphed the rectors of all universities ordering them to oust Jewish students immediately and not to permit any more to enter even for lectures which do not Involve examination for degrees. He said a decree embodying that order was being prepared and would be issued soon. This means final elimination of Jews of all ages from the German school system. Lower grade pupils from six to 14 years old were taken from German schools in 1936 and put into Jewish private schools. Jewish professors previously had been ousted. MANLY HANKS WENDELL BEDICHEK Red Cross Roll Call Launched The Taylor county Red Cross chapter launched its annual membership roll call this morning with 39 teams starting a canvass of Abilene's three divisions and rural Taylor county. Last minute instructions were given at a meeting this morning in the city hall auditorium by Robert C. Wylie, general chairman:    Carl Sellers. chapter chairman, and Louis Montgomery. The membership roll • call runs from Armistice day through Thanksgiving day. During that time captains will report at Montgomery’s drug store. Goal for membership dues has been placed at $3,500. and it is behoved it will be reached early. Tile four divisions and chairman of each:    business district, Wylie: residential section. Mrs. W. R Ely: rural section. L. R. Thompson; and industrial. Walter Jarrett. In the morning session Montgomery pointed out that of the $20,000 spent by Red Cross in rehabilitation of Clvde. $8,500 was furnished by the local chapter, the remainder coming from the national fund. He added further that of each membership, 50 cents goes into the national treasury. In case the membership was $10, amount for the local fund w’ould be $950. Sellers told of the fine work being done in city and rural schools by the two nurses employed by the Red Cross. Rotary Banned ROME. Nov. 14— (UP)— The government was understood reliably tonight to have ordered dissolution of all Rotary clubs in Italy. M’Mahon Made Reporter-News Asst. Publisher Hanks Delegates Administrative Tasks in Illness Appointment of Howard McMahon as assistant publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News was made today bv Bernard Hanks, publisher. Mr. Hanks, who has been ordered to bed for three or four weeks by his doctor for a complete rest following a recant illness, said Mr. McMahon would be in complete charge of the paper in his absence, relieving him of many administrative details in future. Mr McMahon Joined the paper aa foreign advertising manager foul years ago, coming from the Dallas News. He was made advertising manager two years ago. Mr. Hanks also confirmed today appointment of Manly Hanks as business manager of the Reporter-News and Wendell Bedirhek as managing editor. They had been serving In these capacities for two years and 18 months, respectively. George W. McDaniel is circulation manager and Herbert Trantham manager of the classified advertising department. M. T. Scott is superintendent of the mechanical department and Al Padgett superintendent of the press room and stereotype department, Frank Grimes, who has been editor of the Reporter-News 19 years, continue* in that capacity. “All I have to do for a time is lie in bed and rest,** said Mr. Hanks, “but it's just about the hardest work I ever tried to do.” He is improving rapidly, but visiting is discouraged. Texas Pension Pay Assured —ODANIEL J. C. Hunter Goes With Deer Hunting Party to Park Site EL PASO. Nov. 14—(UP'—Gov.-Elect W. Lee O'Daniel said today j that payment of the full $30 old age pension was “assured.” “We have recei ed many suggestions on how to pay it,” he said, “but we just have not decided on which method we will use.” He indicated that the plan he will follow will embrace the using of funds saved by a more econom-j leal state government, and “a certain rearranging" of state taxes. O'Daniel aas enroute to Marfa to dedicate Highway 90. He was to j spend the day at McKlttrick canyon, a proposed state park site 120 miles east of El Paso. “When we get the pension payments and reorganization of the state government arranged, we are going to work on the industrialization of Texas,” O'Daniel said. Members of his party including State Rep. Emmett Morse of Houston: Carr P. Collins of Dallas; Jesse McKee of Fort Worth; and J. C. Hunter of Abilene will hunt on the Ko-kernot ranch near Marfa. Pope Protests VATICAN CITY. NOV. 14.—<UP> —The Pope has protested formally to the king and to Premier Benito Mussolini against Italy’s new racial laws. Osservatore Romano, official Vatican organ, revealed today. The pope complained that the racial laws violate the concordat between the Holy See and the Italian government. which recognized the spiritual and temporal power of the Vatican. Students Riot CAIRO. Egypt, Nov. 14.—(Pi— Violent clashes between student supporters of the WAFD mational-list) party and the government occurred at the University of Giza today during ceremonies commemorating the death of seven students in the 1936 disturbances. Coleman Prepares For Connally Visit COLEMAN, NOV 14—Senator Tom Connally rill speak at a soil conservation program here next Monday. according to plans outlined by J. P McCord, general chairman. He will speak at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon Following the speaking there will be a tour of various projects of soil and water conservation in Coleman county. After White Tails, Black Tails* ABILENE DEER HUNTERS BEGIN EXODUS TO HILLS The deer hunters are taking to the hills. Between 175 and 200 hunting licenses had been issued by local sporting goods stores and departments. with the big rush coming this morning. The hunting parses started leav ing Sunday night, while the general exodus will begin in the small hours tomorrow. Abilenians will hunt white tail deer in the Mason county area, on the ranches around San Antonio and in the hilly country around Del Rio They are coing to the ftavis mountains and to the Big Bend country for black tail. Unhappiest man as the season opens is W. T. St. John, game warden At heart, he’s a deer hunter; but with the duck season opening on the same date as the deer season, he will be veff busy in this area. He’ll be keeping .tab on th* duck hunters. ;