Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 15, 1938, Abilene, Texas
HThe Abilene Reporter
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ABILENE, TEXAS,TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1938.—TEN PAGES. _
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GET PROMOTIONS AROUSED BY MEASURES AGAINST JEWS
U. S. Calls German Envoy Home For Report
(Photos by Thurman.) * * *
Name MMahon Asst. Publisher
Physician Orders M. B. Hanks To Bed For Rest
Appointment of Howard McMahon as assistant publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News was made yesterday by Bernard Hanker, publisher Mr. Hanks, who has been ordered to bed for three or four weeks by his doctor for a complete rest following a recent illness, said Mr McMahan would be in complex charge of the paper In his absence, relieving him of many administra- j tive details in future Mr. McMahon joined the paper as foreign advertising manager four, years ago, coming from the Dallas I New.s. He was made advertising manager two years ago.
Mr. Hanks also cont inned today appointment of Manly Hanks as business manager of 'he Reporter-News and Wendell Bediehek as managing editor. They had been serving in these rapacities for two years and 18 months, respectively George W McDaniel is circulation manager and Herbert Trant-ham manager of the classified advertising department. M. T. Scott is superintendent of the mechani-1 cal department and Al Padgett superintendent of the press room I and stereotype department.
Prank Grimes, who has been editor of the Reporter-News 19 years, continues in that capacity.
“All I havp to do for a time is j 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.
Germans Draft New Edicts lo Penalize Jews
Jewish Students Expelled From All Universities
BERLIN, NOV 14—(AP) —
New decree* to ostracize Jews and regulate Jewish life in detail were being drafted by experts in German cabinet ministries tonight in continuation of nazi Germany’s anti semitic campaign.
STOCK BALES BANNED
Jewish student* were expelled from all universities and other institutions of hlgner learning today and other measures, aimed at preventing German! from rubbing el-I bows with Jews, were In prepara- j lion.
Previously Jewish professors had been ousted, and lr 1936 lower grade pupils from six to 14 years old were taken from Oilman schools and put into private schools.
Besides th- education order, Jews were forbidden, temporarily, to sell j on the Berlin stock exchange and the Jewish automobile club was banned. The stock exchange order was designed to keep the market I from falling in the face of reports from the pr.v»n< et that there had been heavy selling offers on behalf of Jews.
The foreign office, meanwhile, apparently aad been prepared for a BrttLsh protest delivered by Sir I Qeorge OgUvie-Forbes, British I charge d'affaires.
READY roil PROTEST The protea, war against an article in Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels' newspaper Der Angrtff which linked the names of several British statesmen with that of H-rschel Gtvnszpan, Jewish youth who killed Ernst von Rath, German emoassy secretary.
Undersecretary Ernst Wocrmann was said to have answered the protest by reft*.ing to an interview I — Goebbels gave tv Reuters, British news agency, Sri*urday. In the interview Goeube's was quoted as saying he did not know of any slight to the British statesmen but that if anyone had been wronged, rectification would be made.
While new decrees were under preparation lr. several ministries, the finance min Atry was busy analyzing Jewish wealth and attempting to decide how it would levy the $400 000,000 fine imposed upon Jews tor the slaying of von Rath.
The ministry's hardest task was to separate German-Jewish wealth trom that of foreign Jews, who were exempt from the fine. Included in the estimated $3,200,000,000 Jewish wealth In Germany are the holding of I8O.O0O Jews who have emigrated si.r-e 1933, and it was believed their property would be seized in Its entirety.
NAZI LOOTING OF JEWISH PROPERTY
CALLED 'SPONTANEOUS. POPULAR'
The windows of many fine Berlin shops were left gaping black holes, like those in the
radiophoto above, when Nazi mobs all over Germany systematically destroyed Jewish prop
erty, and looters pillaged after them.
‘‘Spontaneous, popular demonstrations" was the description Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels gave the recent ^wholesale destruction of Jewish property in Germany. Here the Nazi Propa
ganda Minister (center, wearing light coat and dark trousers) is shown in a newly received picture as fellow Nazis toasted him in beer on his 41st birthday.
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A decision is cue by "noon today as to whether the Cowboy band will be aboard when the Reporter-News specal train to the Hardin-Sim-mons-Loyola football game leaves Abilene Wednesday evening.
Jack Simmons, volunteer solicitor who is attempting to raise funds to send the band, said last night
Bacon Elected Boosters Head
Director No. 16 To Be Selected At Next Meeting
that .additional money was needed to send 30 members of the band west, but that he heaped it would be In the morning mall.
Three new reservations and a $50 gift from Harley Sadler, West Texas showman, were received Monday. Sadler's gift went into the band trip fund.
G. B. Sandefer, H-SU band and athletic manager, said that 25 reservations had been made for the train, this not including the football squad and band.
Trip reservations may be made at the Reporter-News, Frank Myers drug store, or with Sandefer.
SIMILAR TO AFL MESSAGE—
CIO Peace Group Reports On FDR’s Plea
More Money Needed- ReDOll TO MdD
H SU BAND IO KNOW TODAY IF II MAKES IWP ,
New Nickels Go On Sale Today
In semi-annua* election of officers, Charlet Bacon was chosen president of the Boosters club last night to sucieea Jack Simmons.
Other new ofticers are E. G. Wood, first vice president; Prank Hobbs, secon i vice president; Clarence Solnick, sccietary, and Eddie Cockerell, treasurer.
Retiring officer? besides Simmons are Howard McMahon, first vice president; Cocke1 ell, second vice preident; Wood secretary, and Dub Wooten, treasurer Fifteen new d'rectors were named, whiie one other is yet to be selected to complete the board of 16. Four men were tied on the sixteenth ballot, and a runoff will be held at the next club meeting.
Elected for six month terms are Cecil Chenoweth Charles Lank-lord, Mark Wornack, Nick Crain and Bill Remy New directors chosen for one year terms are Jack Simmons, v\al<*r Jarrett, Merle Gruver, Howard McMahon, Grover Nelson, Al Stowr. Bryan Bradbury, Wally Akin and C. W. Moss.
5 Britons Killed
County Acts To Check Typhoid
Half Dozen Cases Reported At Wylie;
Chemist Probes Sanitary Conditions
Taylor countv commissioners court took action Mondav against possible spread of typhoid fever in the county, after half a dozen cases were reported in the Wylie community. ,
The court entered an order employing H. A. Arrant as county chemist for one month to check sanitary conditions in the county.
Arrant will begin today a complete check of possible .sources of the fever in the Wylie vicinity. Later he will make tests on the water supplies of all county schools.
“We've got to get at the root of I this,” Commissioner R. E. Dillard j
Midnight 45, Noon fit:
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WMW* dal*1 a \**ar HK" 71 and 84; Killian jratrrdny 5:40, nnnrlar I min > 7 MW;
Killian Imlay 6:8S.
said, in expressing a sentiment common to the eourt. “It wouldn’t do for It to get Into the schools.’*
In the Hendrick Memorial hospital for treatment for typhoid lever is Mrs. C. R Waldrop. Several other members of her family and a related lamily are reported UL Some of the cases are several days old
Curtis Hawthorne of Anson was also a typhoid patient in the hospital last night. Attendants said his condition was favorable.
Dr. Seott W. Hollis, cty-county health officer, was out of town last night on a deer-hunting trip and could not be contacted in regard to the matter.
The commissioners court will meet again next Monday to inquire further Into the matter, with the commissioners individually keeping an
Hitler Denounced As 'Bloodthirsty Wolf' By Lewis
PITTSBURGH, Nov. IS — (Tuesday) — (AP)— The Committee for Industrial Organization. acting speedily on President Roosevelt's renewed plea for peace and unity within labor's ranks, completed a draft early this morning of what a spokesman described as a “factual report” of peace negotiations between the CIO and A. F. of L.
LABOR PEACE ASKED Seeking an eno to the three-year I warfare between the C. I. O. and ; American Fede.aion of Labor, Mr. Roosevelt in a letter called upon the first C. I O. constitutional con- j venison to leave open “every posit- j I ble door to acres* to peace and ! progress in the affairs of organized labor in the United States.”
C. I. O. Chan man John L. Lewis said the lettei would be given "earnest ana profound consideration.’* One high official of the C.
I I. O. laid the peace committee , would draft a report for the convention and recommend some def-; mite future course,
| The chief executives message was his second in recent weeks and Taylor couctv red cross was substantially the same as that sent
soliciting M> the A. F. L. convention in Ho us-
39 learns Open Red Cross Cal!
Annual membeTship drive of the
LONDON, Nov. 15.— i/P)—Five royal air force tilers were kuled in three crashes tot ay, bringing to 201 t eye on the situation in the mean-the number of deaths this year in time
military aviation accidents.
Arrant was hired on a temporary basis, and will be paid $50 for the month's part-time services.
Orators Blow Hot And Cold On New Deal At Bankers' Meeting
Runnels Grand Jury Probing 26 Cases
BALLINGER Nov 14.—Grand
jurors for th3 November term of 119th district court in Runnels county began investigating 26criminal cases Monday as the term opened.
County Attorney Roy L. HIU said he did not expect a report before Wednesday or Thursday.
Included iii the cases being Investigated are murder charges against two inspectors for the,Texas liquor control board. Bill Strickland of San / ngeio and B >b Gambell of Abilene.
HOUSTON Nev 14 nT Regaled by orators who blew hot and cold on the Rooseve’t administration, old age pensions taxes and dictators abroad, the nation's bankers tonight swept clean their calendar of preliminary meetings and got ready for tomorrows opening of the American Bonkers association convention.
At two Important meetings the gathering of national bank division executives and the assembly of statp bank txe> alives—the monied men heard thf1 new deal castigated by economists, or*- of whom, Wtl-laim A. Irwin of New York, pleaded for new nation?, leaders to “untangle the worlds greatest financial mess.”
Russell G. Smith of San Francisco. president <>t the national bank division of the rI3A, pleaded for a stronger regulation “of the many and varied lending agencies which
the government Is now operating in competition wit; the activities of banks.'*
Dr. Paul P Cadman, San Francisco economy*, said the nation should not be blinded “to the menace of a false philosophy masquerading under a noble emotion, which propose* a distribution ot teal wealth by methods which would weaken I not destroy, both personality end responsibility in the bulk of the beneficiaries,.*’
J N Qumn of Hugo, Colo, urged abolishment of the ad valorem base for taxing n.onev or bank capital.
President C-va! VV, Adams of Salt Lake City, Utan will open the ABA convention \ mj»tow with his annual address Jesse H Jones of Houston, chan mar* of the Recon
Federal Workers Groups Pick Abilene
Some sort of a new record will j be set here next July 20-22 when four state conventions will be In progress at the same time
Announcement came yesterday that the 1939 convention of the Texas Federation of .Federal Employes would be held in Abilene on •hasp dates. H A Bardwell, San Antonio is president of the state body.
I Previously, the Rural Letter Carriers’ association, the Texas State Branch cf the United National I Association of Postoffice Clerks and : the District l eague of Postmasters i —aLso a statewide organization-had selected Abilene as their convention city and July 20-22 as the dates
launched M mdey as 39 teams went on the field.
Robert B Wylie chairman of the roll call, wa.- optimistic last nil lit as to prospects for the drive. Only three teams had made partial reports, however Wylie expiessed hope that the business sec ion would be canvassed within a f*w davs although Industrial establLnmtnts will require more time W D. Gu Hedge who has charge of solicitation among city school teachers, said last night that IOO per cent of the teachers in three schools —College Heigh*a, Lamar and Central—had a’rc.idv joined Other reports from tilt* schools are due daily.
The membership roll call runs from Armistice day through Thanksgiving Goal for membership dues has b*en placed at $3,500.
Jones Leads Area In Ginning Totals
WASHINGTON Nov 14 —hPV— J The department of commerce s November I tabulation of cotton gin- j nings showed Jones county to lead a 20-county area in central West Texas.
In Jones county 32 152 bales have been ginned Haskell county ran second with 26.693. Fisher third with 24,689, and Runnels countv. last I year's leader ran fourth with 22,811 Other counties: Callahan 1.352, Coke 2.561, Coleman 7.780. Dickens 20,580, Eastland 286 Howard 7.585. Knox 22.262. Martin 4.725. Scurry 20,849, Stonewall 7 897 Taylor, ll.-J 004, Thiockmorton 1.241
Accused Negro To Be Arraigned Today
ton where ic was received without demonstration “If the gride, gains already made are to be consolidated, for the benefit of the workers as well as the management.' M Roosevelt wrote, “It La essential mat there be co-j operation among the wage earning groups, anc! because of this, I venture to express the hope, as I did to the Amel .caxi Federation of Labor, that every possible door to access to pea:" ano progress in the affairs of organized labor in the I United States Le left open ’*
I “Continued dissension can only lead to loss of influences and prestige to ail labor On the other hand,
WASHINGTON, NOV. 14—UPI —The new TLomas Jefferson nickel will make IU debut tomorrow morning when 11.000,000 of the coins go on sale at the nation's banks Many n^ore millions will be minted as needed.
On one side of the coin is the prof de of the third president and author of the declaration of independence, while his beautiful Monticello home Is represent#*) on the other.
Jefferson becomes the third person to be pictured on a regular coin of *he United State*.
George Washington has been on several denominations and since 1932 has adorned the quarter. while Abrahsm Lincoln has been on the pennv since 1909.
The only o*her individuals honored were on special coins.
Irwin Accepts Prison Sentence In Easter Slayings
new york, nov i4—,,$v-Rob- Suspects Seized
ert Irwin, the ‘mad sculptor** who *
Move Conveys Disapproval Of Jewish Policies
lckes Protests Reich 'Assaults' In Radio Speech
WASHINGTON. Nov. 14 — (AP) — The United State* government, plainly aroused by the sweeping measures taken against Jews by German nazis, called it* ambassador home tonight for “report and consultation.”
NOT DIPLOMATIC BREAK
While officials Issued no statement. it was dear the move was intended to convey to th* reich'* leaders and to the world that Washington strongly disapproves the treatment meted out to minorities in Germany.
The ambassador. Hugh R Wilson, was directed to make hi* journey home Immediately. Such significance was attached to the move, since it Is one taken only In case of outstanding Importance.
The step does not however, mean a break In diplomatic relations.
Secretary of the Interior lckes, protesting tonight what he deacrib-ed as the “assaults against civilisation” taking place in Germany,
said rn the prepared text of a
“No nstion can live unto itself alone. The time comes when neither man nor nation can live without the descent respect of their fellow men.”
Senator King (D-Utah) asserted that the United States and ether nations have had
ample reaaon ie advise Germany that they would break off diplomatic relations with her
if she continued her persecution of Jews.
Wilson will confer with President Roosevelt and also with Secretary of State Hull, provided Hull has j not already left for the Pan-American conference at Lima. Peru. Th# date of Hull's departure has been moved up one day from Saturday to Friday of next week.
The treatment of Jews, Including American Jews, in Germany, will form only one topic of consultation.
Unofficial reports have reached the state department that property of American Jews has suffered la the current anti-semitlc campaign. No protest has yet been made in Berlin on this score.
Visit Decribed As Normal In Berlin
BERLIN, Nov. 14—(AP)—Th# visit of Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson to th* United States was described
here tonight as the normal visit of a diplomat to his home country.
His Journey to Washington waa announced privately to Berlin newspaper conges pendents two weeks aga before the Jewish question became acute.
Stamford Robbery '^
killed a mother and beautiful daughter and their apartment boarder on Easter mom, 1937. today accepted--but protesting gibberish^—a life in prison rather than the pox >1'jutty of death In the electric chair The 31-yea*-'lid one-time divinity student .md erstwhile asylum Inmate was pleaded guilty to second degree murder before completion of a jury to try him on first degree charges.
“I looked It up in the dictionary,” he screamed, “and It said murder was the malic uus killing of one person by another There was nothing malicious in what I did "
Irwin s t .ctlTTs were Veronica Oedeon, pre*:y young photograph -
collective bargaining will be furth- ers’ model; nee mother, and Frank fred by a united labor movement making for cooperation, and labor peace which will be in the Interest of all Americans.”
Lewis deciitrej in opening the convention tha' Adolf Hitler might * extend his domain Into the realm of the western hemisphere” and
Byrnes, all si ii:> a the early morning in a rage ut twisted Jealousy over Irwin's thwarted suit to win the affections of Veronica's sister, who married anomer.
District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey said he would recommend a sentence of 90 years to life for each
FORT WORTH, Nov 14.—<** — Two men arrested late today in connection with a robbery at Stamford and theft of an automobile at Cisco last night, were taken to Cisco tonight by Chief of Police M. L. Perdue and Constable W. W. Eddleman of that city.
The men, both from Cisco, were quoted by A. CL Howerton, city homicide officer, as blaming whiskey for their first venture into crime.
The suspects were arrested while
riding in the automobile reported
stol at Cisco, Howerton said.
Japan To Reply To U. S. Friday
TOKYO, Nov. 15—(Tuesday)— (Ah—Dome! (Japanese news agency) said today Japan would reply Friday to the United States protest against closing the “open door' in China with a demand for revision of “understandings respecting
See UIO, Pg. 7, Col. 8
of the three minders and that they I China made immediately after the should be server consecutively. world war.'
To Provide Security For Workers—
WEEKLY INCOME PLANS ANNOUNCED BY GMC
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va, Nov
14 -(Ah—John Monk Saunders, his | Robert Jack-rn 29-year -old negro actress wife Fay Wray, and their being held on a charge of murder and infant daughter were all in the j jn connection witn the shooting ot
struction Finance corporation, i
VV J. Cameron of Detroit, will ad-I University of Virginia hospital to- Carey Wood*' ta, negro woman. will dress the convention during the night, but neither they nor the be arraigned at IO o'clock today beday. | hospital would say why. I fore Justice of Hie Peace Theo Ash
DETROIT Nov 14 v General Motors Corp. announced today two benefit plans, effective in 1939 Intended to give approximately 150.-000 hourly-wage employes within the United States the economic se-curity of assured weekly Incomes.
Alfred P Sloan, or . chairman of the corporation, said a similar plan applicable to 37,000 salaried employes would be announced soon.
Hourly wage workers with five years or more of service will be eligible for the “General Motors income security plan.’ under which the corporation will advance to each employe In periods of curtailed
to give him 60 per cent of hts standard weekly earnings, including unemployment compensation and pa' for any other regular employment. The "standard week'* is to be figured at 40 hours.
Hourly wage workers with two or more years of service who are not within the first plan will or eligible for the General Motors lay-off benefit plan” under which the corporation will advance a sum sufficient to give each worker 40 per cent of his standard weekly earnings, with some restrictions not Included rn the plan for five-yea:
employment an amount sufficient I employes
Employes who receive the benefits * JI repay Ute corporation by work performed when production increases. Repayment can be made Ut no o he" manner, Sloan explained
The plans will Applicable only to employee of the corporation and wholly owned subsidiaries within the United States. To be eligible for the income security plan, an employe must be In the employe of the corporation during December. 1938. Employes who work any time after December I, LOM. will be 1 eligible for participation in the lay-i off benefit plan.