Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1938.—TWELVE PAGcS.
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Pan-American Quarantine Of Germany Looms As U. S. Objective
...... . _ . 9n-I nrrierinr Ambassador Wilson london. Seer?tar* lek** of the I* to redout,lr the expectation
WASHINGTON, Nov IS.—MF*)— A virtual mural quarantine of nazi Germany by th* United States be* cause of harsh t,nti-Jewish measures in the reich appears to be a possibility now that Ambassador Hugh R Wilson has been called home from Ber.In
While Wilson was summoned nominally to rt port and consult. the Implications of a po
tential severance of diplomatic relations with Germany in direct humanitarian protest are so strong: as to suggest to observers that Washington is inviting other nations, particularly those of the Pan-American family, to follow suit.
The .mmlnenci of the Pan-American conference at Lima. Peru, where the tensity between Wash
ington and Berun is likely to be discussed along wit!, the -‘good neighbor" purposes ot the United States rearmament prom am. adds to the impression that Wilson's orders are traceable to far-reaching motives of national policy President Roo-evelts selection of his 1936 republuan rival for the presidency, Alfred M. Landon of Kansas, for seruce on the Ameri
can delegation at Lima, had al-I ready emphasized his hope of showing to th? world, particularly I to Germany that whatever discord I in this counUy over domestic policies Berlin may read into returns of the recent national elections, It does not apply to major foreign policy.
During the American election I campaign there was virtually no
debate over th* president* announced purpose to propose rearmament on a gigantic scale That was read as ins' ring non-partisan support for the program in congress. whatever wrangling mav develop over its details and financing.
On top of that ha* now come a national reaction to the German measure*, against Jews. In
ordering Ambassador Wilson
home with no denial of the interpretation here and abroad
that the move »* a virtual blark-listing of Germany In a diplomatic sense, Washington is apparently urjrtng aetion. not
words of protest alone,
A nation-wide symposium of rebukes to Germanv by former President Hoover, former Governor
Landon, Secretary Ickes of the Roosevelt cabinet and religious leaders lent It* own impressive background of national solidarity to the Implications of the message summoning Airbwsaador Wilson Whether this will lead to similar steps by other countries to Isolate Germans diplomatically is still to be seen. An Immediate effect of the situation, however.
is to redouble the expectation among Washit (ton political observers i ha I the Roosevelt rearmament program will have smooth sailing in the next congress.
He has erred to make the first wave of American public reaction, just a week aff et a bitter election campaign, one of national harmony that ignored par-, line*
AS 'HARD TO BELIEVE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY'-Roosevelt Denounces Reich Anti-Jewish Violence
Not Shock Trcotment For Other Mentol Diseases—
INSULIN REPORTED SPEEDY CURE FOR DELIRIUM TREMENS AND
OKLAHOMA CITY. NOV. 15— (/p)—A new use of insulin in the treatment of delirium tremens and similar mental disorders was reported today to the Southern Medical association.
Dr G WiLse Robinson Jr. of Kamas City. Mo., declared that the hormone, already in wide use in the shock treatment of almost hopeless mental cases.
may be even more useful in the treatment of milder forms of insanity.
Such patients, who suffer from wild hallucinations, inability to eat or sleep, and have suicidal impulses, can be brought back to normal within 24 hours with small doses of insulin, he said. The treatment has been used on hundreds of persons in a Kansas City hos-
Reveals Plans To Strengthen U. S. Air Force
Prompted Order For Return Of Envoy, He Says
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 —
(AP) — President Roosevelt denounced the German dicta torship’s treatment of Jews to * day as almost beyond belief, and then pictured a vast two-continent defense system in which all the Americas would present a united front against aggression from abroad.
‘DEEPLY SIKH KED*
His remarks or. the Jews, given out of a press conference, were as follows:
"The news of the past few days from Germany has deeply shocked public opinion lr the United States.
Such news from any part of the world would inevitably produce a similar profo md reaction among American p*op»c in every part of the nation.
“I myself could *carcely believe that such thing* could occur in a twentieth century etvU-ization.
•‘With a vin* to gaining a flint hand picture of the *it-uation in Germany, I asked the secretary of state to order our ambassador lr Berlin to return at once for report and consultation."
Thus Mr. Roosevelt disclosed that ; he himself was back of yesterdays order calling Ambassador Hugh R Wilson home Mr. Roosevelt said he could not durlose how long the ambassador would stay here. This gave rise to speculation that the envoy might be kept at home in- ! definitely.
Mr. Roosevelt’s word on military i defenses w-ere clotty linked, in his I listener's mind* to his statement I
about Germany because of wide- j - « rriv»te practice of law.
spread speculation that the total- ( _ 'p disclosed st his press conference today that Cummings
Harlan reich may seek to extend1 -*. -
pital with no unfavorable results, he added.
Insulin seems to act as a stimulant for the entire body in removing toxic poisins which accumulate when a person eats or drinks too much or too little or is under severe mental strain. These poisons, ordinarily eliminated through the liver, cause an expansion of the blood vessels which feed the brain
and leakage into the brain tissue itself.
The result, Dr, Robinson declared, is a general fogging up of the mental processes, causing a person to have imaginary ideas, be unable to orient himself in his environment, and to develop into a maniac.
However the administration of small doses of insulin has been found to calm such
patients, enable them to sleep, regain their appetites, and return to normal.
Such use of insulin I* not the shock treatment used in treating dementia praecox and other mental diseases caused by infections or degeneration of brain tissues, the Kansas City physician declared, but is milder treatment which already promises exceptional results
PERMANENT CONGRESS SET UP—
CIO Votes No Compromise’ In Labor Rift
AS LEWIS OPENS CIO CONVENTION
Stanford Coeds Rise In Protest Against Pretty, High-Kicking Majorette Of Band
PALO ALTO, Calif. Nov. 15—Indignant coeds went before
the Stanford student body executive committee tonight in an effort to have charming 17-year-old Maxine Turner ruled off the foot-
1 Maxine is the majorette of Stanford's IOO piece band and the one truly bright spot this season on Stanford's gridiron where the teams has performed rather dismally.
The Stanford women's conference objects to the little mghkick-ing hand-springing, bare-legged brunette because her majorettemg is ‘ unbecoming a Stanford woman" and she isn’t a Stanford woman
ln Maxine. a^San Leandro high school student who hopes to be a Stanford coed next year, thought the conference "very narrow minded."^___________
Cummings Will Leave Cabinet
President Takes Attorney-General's Resignation; Son James Quits Post
its influence in Latin America.
Mr. Roosevelt declared that, as one means of insuring protection
defend the entire we**ern hemisphere as well ar the United States
See FDR. Pf. 12, Col. 6
Bishop Meets M.E. Presiding Elders
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15—t/P>—Homer S Cumming*, 69-year-old attorney general, will lea*? President Roosevelt's cabinet in January to re-
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had ft' Red to be icheven and said the resignation- whicli nas not^et been
Adopt Articles On Name, Aim
Debate Will Be Resumed Today On Constitution
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15 — (AP) — CIO. set itself up tonight as a permanent Congress of Industrial Organizations after answering President Roosevelt’s plea for labor peace with the declaration it would accept “no compromise’* with the A. F of L.
Delegates to me union'* first convention adopted two articles of a proposed constitution. The first gave the organise loin its new name and the second set forth the objects of the corgi ess.
Action on the remaining articles was hatted ibruptly 45 minutes before schedul-d adjournment time by renewal ol debate on the second article.
Joseph Curran, head of the national .naritime union, and Harry Bridges, C. I. O. director on the west coast, *aiu they believed the article should be reconsidered after
John L. Lewis is shown on the platform opening the CIO convention at Pittsburgh as he made a slashing attack on foes
formally presented—would be effective early in tne new year. The date
%n ------ A’ the same time. Mr. Roose\elt said his arucie -Anoura or reconsidered alter
for the 20 American republics and had resigned from the White House seh recuperat- copies of the constitution had been
Canada, he and his aides are dis- revery from an operation he had last September. James, now recupcrai I
cussing an increased air force. ing on a California ranch, is ex-.
He indicated he favored making j pected to return to his post in tne ,
it strong enough at least to help spring.
The president said he had not | considered, so far, appointment of a successor to Cummings James post probably will not be filled during the interim.
In announcing Cummings' in- > tention to resign, the chief executive took cognisance for the first! new YORK, No\ 15.—'VP)—An , time of persisters reports of pos-1 involuntary bankruptcy petition was
Bishop slbie rabinet changes He left the filed today In the U S. district
door open for other cabinet replace- COurt against the Associated Gas Ai ments when he told inquirers there Electric Co., big utility holding com-were no other resignations as yet. pany with a far-flung chain of
There have been reports thai; operating and sub-holding compan-
Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. | ies.
AG&E Named In Bankruptcy Suit
MEMPHIS. NOV. 15—</P>
Ivan Lee Holt, president of the Northwest Texas conference of the Methodist church, met tonight writh presiding elders of the conferences nine districts in a closed sossior preparatory to opening the annual meeting here tomorrow.
Many of the 450 delegates experted to attend the meeting were streaming into Memphis tonight.
Ask Volunteers In Red Cross Drive
More volunteer.'' could be used in the Taylor Courty Red Cross chapter's membership drive between now and Thanksgiving, Treasurer E. E. Hollingshcf d said last night after a glance at the books.
No work aas jet *>eph done on industrial firms, and other divisions of the campaign are moving slowly. Only two of the 39 teams have marie complete leports.
Roper might leave the cabinet, as
The action was brought under the Chandler act which supplemented the federal bankruptcy act, and which makes it possible for three , security holders with claims of more I than $5,000 to file a petition for reorganization, based upon allegations a corporation is unable to met5 claims as they mature,
A principal contention of the petition was that the associated company was paying dividends for subsidiary companies out of funds not properly so applied.
The name of Howard C Hopson. who has been prominently identifier’ with the company, although he is no longer an officer, was brought into the proceedings by the petitioners.
Imredi Asked To Form New Cabinet
distributed to the 500 delegates Their motion was not acted upon but the mee’ing was adjourned until tomorrow.
The proposed constitution, which will be given first consideration tomorrow, resembles in many respects that of the A. F. of L.—but gives the central organization more power in some lespects and more dues per member 5-CENT ASSESSMENT
A per capita tax assessment of five cents a month on the membership of nationa; and international union was proposed, compared with the present two cents per member assessment cf similar units of the A F. of L., which includes a special assessment of ont cent
Members of local industrial unions, with chafers resembling the "federal" cnart»*rs issued by the A. F. of L, would be taxed 50 cents a month, compared with 35 cents by the federation.
The federations executive council has the power to suspend national and international unions, as it did the mgn* big unions which formed th? C I O., three years ago, but only the C I. O.'s convention would have the authority to suspend or expel one of its unions.
The C I O's executive board will have 45 members The A F. of L. board has 15.
The convento *. staged a 14-min-ute demonstration after adopting without dissent the officers’ reports which included the declaration "with iinalHy" of "no compromise" in peace negotiations.
Still.KNR h it it VICINITY: Y»riu .loud,a VSt*dni'ndav and Thur»da> ; Cnnlrr Thur»-rla.v.
I Ifr.VlHi t-arth cluinlv \\rdwi
ria- and Thur*dav; warmer In norttirmt portion \\«‘dnr*dav; conter in north -ntrtlon
Thursday. Mndcra'e to fresh M>uih<rl> ...
winds on the ens
in.t1 Claude A Swanson. Postmaster corpora ting ten’tory newly gained livestock ranges suffered from Jack
well as Secretary of War Harry H Woodring Secretly of the Navy
BUDAPEST Nov. 15.—(VP)—’The cabinet of Premie) Bela Imredi resigned tonight to clear the way for formation of a government charged specifically with the task of in-
Livestock Ranges Needing Moisture
Slacks Wearer Gets Sentence
Hearing On Writ Of Habeas Corpus Slated Thursday
LOS ANGEL EF, Nov. 15,—<VP— Outspoken Helen Hullck, Los Angeles school teacher, today was sentenced to jail for five days because she wor? slacks into Municipal Judge Arthur Guerin’s court, and was released on a writ of habeas corpus alter serving one hour.
She also climbed out of the blue denim blouse end skirt the Jail matron had gi”en her, and got right back into the slacks,
Superior Judge Clarence Kincaid granted the writ of habeas corpus and set next Thursday for a hearing to determine whether the kindergarten instr ar tor was in contempt.
William Katz, Miss Unlit k s lawyer, said she would appear in the higher court, “wearing the same slacks and sweater, just to be consistent.”
Yesterday, Judge Guerin refused to allow Miss Hulick to testify against two negroes accused of robbing her house because she was attired in gray-green slacks and form fitting orange sweater. He told her to go hum? and change to "women's t lethes," and to come back today.
Today she wore the slacks and a red and white blouse. Judge Guerin let her *estitv and then sentenced her to f’ve days foi contempt.
Report Goering Ired Over New Violence Wave
Sees Jolt For Economic Plan He Is Directing
BERLIN, Nov. 15—(AP)— General Wilhelm Goering was reported in reliable quarters tonight to have been in an angry mood when he learned of the new wave of nazi antisemitic violence, on the grounds that it severely jolted the four-year economic plan he directs.
The field marshal, whose dosen position* include the premiership of Prussia and supreme dictatorship over foreign exchange and raw materials, was reported to have given strict orders to cease property destruction like that of last Thursday when Jewish stores and synagogues throughout Germany were damaged and burned.
He was said also to have berated those responsible for damages cost* ing millions of dollars, but the smashing of a laundry and a grocery near Tempeihof airdrome in Berlin last night Indicated disregard for his orders.
Ooerlngs view* differed in principle with those of Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, who said he approved "inwardly," as he put it, the wholesale demolition beginning last Thursday.
It was taken for granted In informed quarters that the change of plans of United States Ambassador Hugh R- Wilson, who prepared to return to the United States on the liner Manhattan Thursday, was to report on the entire German situation as a result of that anti-Jewish-wave.
He cancelled an earlier plan to leave Sunday with a stopover in
A definite note of surprise and indignation over the proportions of th** criticism abroad in the wake of last week* an ti-semitic outbreaks and subsequent measures ending Jewish participation in national life was struck in the German press.
A foreign office mouthpiece, the Deutsche Diploma tisch Politische Korrespondenz, took note of the feeling and issued a summary of the Jewish situation with the observa-First steps against the spread of tion that it "is all too soon forgotten
a minor typhoid fever epidemic in how and why the problem came to
the Wylie community were taken i a
* u „ _ , , The Korrespondens asserted
yesterday by H R. Arrant, county 1
Arrant said last night that a preliminary investigation showed that six persons of the community had the fever or were recuperating from it. Cause of Infection in all the cases was still unknown.
The victims have been members of two families, the Charles Wai-i — I/*J
drop family and bks mothers fam- I OrfUrC-lvlCiriOping
ily, Mrs. W C Waldrop Both th* J - I J Picked
homes are near the Wylie school1 I NQI J U Ty TICKCa
Ar * ^ A f ^ I OLYMPIA, Wash,, Nov, 13 —
Yesterday Arran obtained water f d (our
and milk samples (rom both of the J_ J ,„ K,„,
Minister of Education Bern-hard Rust ‘above) telegraphed rectors of a1 universities in Germany ordering them to oust Jewish students. (Associated Pres* Photo).
of industrial unionism and on European oppression of Jews. < Associated Press Photo.)
Water And Milk Samples Taken
Chemist Reports Six Stricken With Typhoid At Wylie
world Jewry greeted the nazi assumption of power with "an open fight against the German people" The staff of the United States c onsolate was almost at the end of its endurance after five days of attempting to solace frantic Jew* wno sought comfort and safety near the American flag
H-SU Special Leaves Today
Sandefer Still Hopes Band To Be Aboard Tfain
Although funds had not been provided, Manager O. B. Sandefer of
the Cowboy band still held hopes lost night that the musicians would be aboard the Reporter News special train to the Loyola-Hardin-Slmmons game in Loa Angeles when it leaves tonight
He conferred last night by telephone with Herschel Schooley, H-SU public relations man. who is in Los Angeles making arrangements, and Schooley assured Abi-leniana that plans for the Texans* banquet in Los Angeles to welcome the visitors were booming.
The delegation to the West Coast will leave Abilene at 6.20 this evening. It will include 30 fans. 30 members of the ream. and possibly 30 barnmen. If the band goes, the trip will be made in a special train, but lf less than 90 reservations are made, the Hardin-Slm-mons delegation will travel in a special section of the regular Sunshine Special
AUSTIN, NOV. 15
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Coils Hitler 'Mod'
General James A Farley and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins.
The president told reporters he was sorry to se Cummings go be- j 10 form a new cabins, cause he had made a splendid record during his five and a half years se*vice in the nations law department.
Cummings, who appeared personally before the supreme court in several new deal cases, including th" litigation resulting from re
see CABINET, Pf. ll, Col 5
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 —(VP — Mary Pickford told the National Women's Press club today that Hitler is “mad as a March hare" and that the United States must "arm to the teeth" to protect democracy.
of rain in October and entered November at 75 per cent of normal, the U. S department of agriculture reported today.
An exception was the high plains region of the panhandle. The remainder of the panhandle, the central Texas blacklands and south central Texas suffered material deterioration.
On Nov. I cattle and sheep were 81 aer cent of normal and goats were R? o"” cent, all down one point from Oct. I.
Site Selected For Veterans Hospital
WASHINGTON Nov 16 -.VP*—A 'Ute on the outskirts of Dallas for a new veterans' hospital has been picked by President Rooseevlt. the veterans’ administration announced today.
Bids for construction of the hospital will be advertised Friday and will be opened here Dec. 20. Construction probably will get under way by Jan I.
The hospital at Dallas will cost $1,200,000, and another a' Amarillo $600,000.
typhoid stricken homes and water samples from the Wylie school. Friday he is to collect milk and water samples from every home in the Wylie community, about ISO In all.
The samples will be tested for typhoid inoculation. Definite steps against spread of the disease will be taken after location of the cause.
Ajirant said last night that water and milk samples would be taken from every home in this section if necessary to isolate the disease All of the results will be made public, he promised.
vm— women was selected today to hear the gossip-making case against Dr Kent W. Berry and three co-defendants, charged with abducting and torturing former coast Lieutenant Irving Baker, whom the physician accused of intimacy with Mrs Berry,
Walden Gets War Dep't Appointment
Lindsay P Walden left Tuesday by tram for Baton Rouge, La., where he has rec-ived an appointment as attorney in the war department. His wife and child will join him at Baton Rouge the first of the year
HOUSTON. Nov. 15—(AA—Unofficial reports tonight were that P. B. Houston of Nashville, Tenn., had been selected as the nominee for the second vice presidency of the American Bankers association 1 over two opponents.
Slain Man May Be West Texan
MALVERN Arx Nov. IS —(VP)— Officers Investigating the mysterious slaying of a man near here last week, apparent^- bv beer bottles., expressed the opinion tonight thaw the victim ma’, have been John Van Hoosier of Lubbock, Tex.
There had been no clues to the identity of the s.'a in man until today when authoi lites reported that a brother of HfK»sier had notified them he was coming here from Lubbock to vtev the body. Officers
FOR RHINELAND GUARANTEE—
France Prepares Bargain With Germany Allowing Free Hand In Eastern Europe
^—Prance pre-1 Munich Scot. 30 expressing the desire of their peoples never to fight:
one another again Follow'.ag that, geenr^t line It was forecast the German-French agreement would have these results I If another crisis, such as that a nazi guarantee of her Rhineland over Czechoslovakia s Sudeten refrontier. gions, should arise France would b#
An official spokesman said a pre- pledged to settle her part by con-
limlnary basis had been reached foi ference negotiations as was done at
a joint renunciation of war to in-1 Munich.
PARIS, Nov 15 pared today to arrange a bargain
with Reichswuehrer Adolf Hitler which would in effect give Germany a free hand in eastern Europe.
In return Franc; would demand
sure peaceful cooperation between the traditional enemies, substituting conference tables for war in any
said that tn1 Texan had decided to ' futur® disputes.
come here aile’- seeing a picture of
the victim xmt to Lubbock authorities.
It was expected the accord would parallel closely the agreement Hitler and Premier Chamberlain signed st
2 Germany, therefore, would o« free to pursue her own policies In eastern Europe without fear of trouble on her western frontier provided she d;d not threaten or attempt to attack France either ay armed force or propaganda.