Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL LYU I, NO. 173.
ABILENE, TEXAS,SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1938 THIRTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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PRICE FIVE CENTSU. S. Prepares To Junk Sweet Reason’ For Realistic Diplomacy
NEW YORK, Nov. 19—(AP)—The United States is about to embark upon new international and domestic policies of historic importance. In the opinion of some of the nation s most prominent industrial leaders who claim knowledge of current plans in Washington, important parts of the new policy now taking shape, are expected to be presented to the new congress.
In place of the policy of “sweet reason,” as one industrial leader expressed it, the United States will hereafter “talk a language the dictators understand,” backing up diplomatic and trade policies with armament designed to overawe any possible combination of totalitarian nations.
They summarized the gigantic scope of the program—described at dwarfing by comparison the dreams of the totalitarian nations—as follows:
1.—An army, navy and air force which “could stand off the world.”
2.—Loans to other American countries for allied defense systems.
3.—An international diplomatic drive “to put starch into the democracies” to block further totalitarian encroachments.
4.—Immediate diplomatic and economic raproachement with all nations in the western hemisphere to forestall further political and trade penetration by aggressive European and Asiatic nations.
5 _A swift drive to end unemployment, labor strife, and economic troubles within the United States to eliminate the chief argument of totalitarian nations regarding “democracy's failure.”
6.—Peace between business and government—without loss of existing gains of liberal social legislation.
7.—A heavy industry stimulation program correlated with necessary re armament spending in an effort to bring prosperity.
Despite these aggressive protective tactics, however, no departure from the traditional ideals of American democracy is
contemplated, they said. No compromise with the “good neighbor” policy is in prospect and the United Etates will gladly resume its leadership in disarmament programs and stimulation of equitable international commerce whenever other powerful nations of the world “see the light,” according to this view.
No better evidence exists of this determination to hold fast to democratic international idealism, some said, than the fact that the Anglo-American trade agreement, begun in a vastly different international atmosphere, was carried through to completion in a period of unparalleled international pessimism.
However, recent developments not only in Europe and Asia, but nearer home in several Latin-American countries were described as having convinced the president and his close advisers that certain nations have already laid the groundwork for aggressive political, military and economic penetration detrimental to the future political and economic existence of the United States.
This nation’s danger in the next decade came to light, they explained, during those tense moments in Washington two months ago when, the European warfare seemingly only a few hours away, the war department experts realizing the United States was hopelessly unprepared to defend itself summoned leading industrialists, some of whom discussed the problems involved with the president.
While the full scope of the rearmament program, they said, may not become known for months, it now appears that early estimates of its size, measured in dollars, although large—a round figure of $5,000,000,000 was several times previously mentioned—is likely to be revised upward, rather than down-ward. Business leaders interviewed expressed belief that the national defense program, superimposed on a business pick-up already begun, and a “huge” residential building boom on the way, would tend to reduce unemployment and WPA payrolls to a marked degree.
GERMAN LEADERS GIVE RATH A MARTYR'S FUNERAL
Chancellor Adolf Hitler (arrow-upper right) headed the Nazi statesmen who gave Ernst vom Rath, slain German diplomat, a martyr's funeral at Duesseldftrf. Germany. Shooting of von Rath by a 17-year-old • • •
Polish-Jewish youth in Paris was followed by an anti-semitic reign of terror in Germany. In this view of the funeral Nazi guards flank the casket (left foreground). Those seated in back ground, left to right:
Ernst Wilhelm Bohle. state secretary; Herr von Rath, brother of Ernst; Joachim von Ribben-trop. foreign minister; Frau von Rath, mother of Ernst; and Hitler.
((Associated Press radiophoto.)
Germany Broadens Drive For Stamping Out Jewry
Kibitzers Watch As Mineral Wells Man
To Bdl! Jehova Digs In Mount For Sam Bass' Treasure
Nurnberg Jews Forced To Sign Over Property
BERLIN, Nov. 19—(AP)— Nazi Germany broadened its campaign to eradicate all possible traces of Jewry from national life today amid swift financial, religious and international cross-current.
Protestant churches in some parts of the country were ordered to eliminate the German word "Jehova,” taken from the Hebrew for God, and old testament names of Jewish prophets.
Wealthy Jews in Nurnberg, according to advices received in Munich, were forced to sign over 90 per cent of their possessions to the German labor front and then told to leave the city within three months.
A mass eviction of Jews was reported in Vienna. In Berlin thousands clamored in vain for permission to leave while officials debated ways and means of letting them go.
Lay teachers of religion in public schools asked that pastors and priests assume such instruction. They explained no German teacher could interest nordic pupils in
MINERAL WELLS. Nov. 19—(UP)—While kibitzers stood around the top of the hole and looked down at the workers. Will R. Jones and his crew of diggers kept on searching today for $80,000 worth of gold pieces which may or may not be buried in East mountain.
Jones started his excavation in an effort to find the treasure buried by Sam Bass, the Denton train robber, 50 years ago.
Tfiat Bass had a treasure has never been questioned. He and his gang took $80 YX) from a Texas and Pacific express car at Cedar Brakes. $60,000 frian the Union Pacific railroad at Big Spring, Neb, and $20,000 from the bank at Bradford.
Legend has it that the Texas and Pacific loot was buried on East mountain, but no one knows, as Bass was shot down by Texas rangers at Round Rock. 20 miles north of Austin, without telling.
Father Of Two ^ Discover Boy’s
Abilenians Dies Body In Canyon
See GERMANY, Pg. 6, Col. 8
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
COLEMAN—A soil conservation tour of Coleman county will be made Monday, with Senator Tom Connallv as guest of honor.
ALBANY. — Tile Lions club Christmas charity show has been scheduled December 20.
HAMLIN. — The Hamlin Lions club and the two PTA organizations will hold their annual box supper November 29.
CROSS PLAINS. — A livestock auction will be held in Cross Plains November 26 in connection with the Jersey sale.
RISING STAR. — Rising Star. American Legion post is planning a fish fry December I.
LAMESA —The Lamesa PTA wilT present til® first concert of a Musical Arts series December 8. with William Hales and Ebro thy Ellen Ford in jgint recital. .
Funeral was held at Fairy, Hamilton county, Saturday for Calvin Calloway Cox. 80, father of two Abilenians. Mr. Cox died Friday of pneumonia.
Conducting the service was the Rev. E. B. Surface of Central Presbyterian church, who had been Mr. Cox s pastor for 15 years.
Mr. Cox was born in Springplace. Murray county. Georgia, January 6, 1858, and was married to Madora Guinn December 15. 1885. They
came to Texas in 1897, settling in Hamilton county. After ll years they moved to Abilene, then in 1916 went to Alamogordo, New Mexico. Since that time they had lived alternately in Abilene and Alamor-god, returning to Abilene for the last time in 1933 to live with a daughter, Mrs. Ira A. Sanders.
Mr. Cox was a retired stockman and farmer. He held membership in the Masonic lodge.
Survivors include the wife, who lives here with Mrs. Sanders; a son, W. Willis Cox of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs Sanders; a twin brother, T. c. Cox of Abilene, and three other brothers, D. L. Cox of Hico, John and Sam Cox of Cisco. Georgia; four grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
Rescuers Dig For Entombed Miners
SHENANDOAH, Pa. Nov. 19— (UP)—Weary rescuers worked in relays today to reach two bootleg coal miners trapped in an isolated shaft on a mountainside two miles from here.
The miners, William Buckanav-age and Michael Comminsky, both of Shenandoah, were trapped late yesterday wken the shoring on their makeshift shaft collapsed.
PWA Grants Funds For Power Plants
COLEMAN. Nov. 19. — (Spl.) — Congressman Charles L. South was notified today that the public works administration had approved loans and grants to three towns of his district for construction of electric powtr plants, or for a distribution system in one of the cities. Lampasas.
H. L. Gray, assistant PWA administrator, informed South the following sums had been alloted:
To Lampasas. $42,000 loc” $34.-3£3 grant. ' •
To Llano. $38,000 loan. $31,090 grant.
To Fredericksburg *$55,400* loan, $45,000 grant. ®
WITH FORMAL ASSIGNMENT TODAY-
Ballinger Pastor M’Murry Head
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HERE'S NEW M'MURRY PRESIDENT
Many To Trek Elsewhere For Gridiron Menu
Beginning with an union Thanksgiving service Wednesday night at First Presbyterian church, with the Rev C. A. Long, pastor of St. Paul Methodist church, delvering the Thanksgiving sermon. Abilene plans a complete but quiet observance of the national holiday.
All business houses of the city, banks, the postoffice, all city, state and federal offices, public schools and colleges will close for the day. Thanksgiving is one of four legal holidays recognized and observed by the Retail Merchants’ association.
Mayor W W. Hair, in a Thanksgiving proclamation issued yesterday, officially set aside Thursday
Turn to page 6 for the mayor’s proclamation.
as a citywide holiday and requested all citizens to observe it in prayer, and thanksgiving.
Students in Abilene's public schools and colleges will enjoy a four-dav holiday. All will be released from class work Wednesday afternoon and be free until Monday morning. Many of the Hardln-Simmons, A. C. C. and McMurry students plan visits home.
Teachers of the city’* public schools will begin an exodus Wednesday to the annual convention of the Texas State Teachers association in Dallas.
Although no football attraction ] will be offered Abilene fans, other than a return engagement between the Black Eagles and an El Paso team, many will go elsewhere for their annual Turkey Day gridiron menu. The Sweetwater-Brecken-ridge gamf in Breckenridge is expected to attract many, others will see the Howard Payne-Southwestern game in Brownwood, while many more will be on hand for numerous traditional battles between Class B teams of the sector.
Tile SMU-TCU classic in Dallas Saturday after Thanksgiving will be ' an irresistible magnet for scores cf fans from this section.
KILLS GIRL, SELF
Of 110,400 Ok'd
Move To Establish Minimum Pay For Pastors Defeated
By Special Correspondent MEMPHIS, Nov. 19 — The Rev. Frank Turner, pastor of the First Methodist church of Ballinger, was elected this afternoon to succeed Dr. Thomas W. Brabham as president of McMurry college, Abilene.
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER I
Dr. Brabham tended hL* resignation of the presidency, effective December J, a little over two months ago. He gave as his motive a desire to return to an active pastorate in the Methodist work.
Formal assignment of the Rev. Turner to his new post will be made Sunday in the reading of appointments by Bishop Ivan Lee Holt.
At the morning session the conference authorized appropriation of $10,500 toward upkeep of McMurry college.
An effort to set a minimum pas- . tor s salary of $1,000 was defeated.
Peter Pellin, 35, above, a spurned suitor, shot Alberta Cobb, 27. to death at San Francisco and then let the auto bearing himself and the girl's body plunge through a guard rail, hurtle 23 feet into a house, somersault and crash in flames in a vacant lot. killing him. Such was the decision of a deputy coroner who Investigated (Associated Press Photo.)
Farm Aide Will
Visit In Abilene
President Is Native Of Brown County
THE REV. FRANK L. TURNER
RED CROSS WORKERS SEEK TO
CLOSE ROLL CALL THIS WEEK
Chairmen Report Progress In Drive; Business Sections To Be Canvassed
DOUGLAS. Ariz. Nov. 19 —TV—I Five year old Jerry Hays was found dead today, his body high on a canyon side where he fell exhausted after wandering from his parents’ hunting camp in Rucker canyon, 5 miles north of here, eight days ago.
The child probably froze to death the first night he disappeared ! Sheriff I. V. Pruitt said when he brought the bod> here.
A search in which several hundred men participated for a week ended when three forest service workers came upon the boy's body about four and one-half miles from the hunting camp where Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Hays of Bisbee and their four small sons were vacationing.
The child's body bore only a few I scratches. Jerry had taken off his j shoes and stockings and overcoat. !
Optimism prevailed among workmen in the Red Cross roll call in Taylor county as last week closed But they plan to add speed to their efforts this week in order to complete the annual drive by Thanksgiving day.
“The call is moving nicely, and I'm gratified with results thus far,' said Robert B Wylie, roll call chairman. Likewise, Mr?. W R Ely, chairman of the residential roll call, gave cheerful report.
"It has been a pleasant drive insofar as the workers are concerned.'’ she said. "Peonle seem to realize more than ever before what the Red ( toss has done, and those who are not responding express a desire that they could do so.”
Mrs. Ely said that a half of the 96 resident.al district workers had reported, and that much work had been done in other districts. Between 125 and 130 workers are canvassing the residential areas.
A large percentage of the work to be done remains for canvassers in business and industrial sections Many of the teams plan to do a large part of their work during the last week However, the little red-and-white membership buttons are becoming
Increasing numerous on coat lapels of the county.
"There are many people who Join the R.°d Cross every year, and we are trying to contact all of these, said Wylie, "However, if we fail to see someone, we don't want him to feel slighted.
"Instead, anyone wishing to contribute may do so at Montgomery Drug store, 174 Pine, or at E E Hollingshead's window in the Citizens National bank.
BALLINGER. Nov- 19 —«Spl>-The Rev. Frank L. Turner, pastor of First Methodist church here, was born and reared in Brown county and received his early schooling in the schools there. He is the son of j Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Turner, pioneer resident of that county.
The Rev. Turner attended school at Daniel Baker college, Brownwood; polytechnic college, now Texas Wesieyan college. Fort Worth; and Southwestern university, Georgetown. He received his A. B degree from Southwestern in 1925. Daniel Baker conferred a doctor of j divinity degree upon him in August of this year.
While finishing his work at Southwestern he served a pastorate at Jarrell and was active in construction of a new parsonage there.
Upon finishing his college work he was named traveling secretary for Southwestern university and during the year he served in that rapacity he raised more than $30,-000 for the institution.
He went back into the ministry
Under Secretary On Way To Weste: Produce Congress
See MCMURRY. Pg. 6. Col. 8
Mf. Baldy Forest Blaze Unchecked
M L. Wilson, under secretary o agriculture of the United States will arrive in Abilene at 9:3< o'clock this morning for a visit witl his long-time friend, Dr. Cyrus N Ray.
Mr. Wilson will stop here befop continuing to Plainview where h will be principal speaker for th West Texas Producers congress t be held at Plainview Monday ani Tuesday.
Slated to speak at 2:45 o'clocl Monday afternoon, Mr. W’ilson’ topic will be ’ National Agricultv#a Problems ” At the Plainview meet ing he will deliver one of the twi scheduled addresses on a tou through Southwest.
A native of Montana, Mr. Wilsor was selected by President Roosevel to administer the original whea production control program He i an agricultural economist of inter national reputation.
Virgil Parr, executive manager the Pitchfork ranch. Spur, is personal friend of the under secre tary of agriculture. For more thai a decade he was connected with Mr Wilson in the bureau of anima industry.
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LOS ANGELES. Nov 19 — iUP) — Ashes wafted for 20 miles over ; southern California valleys today as a forest fire raged unchecked on the slopes of Mt. Baldy 60 miles northeast of here.
One thousand men and CCC youths battled the blaze throughout the night. A 35-mile-an-hour wind swept the flames along a four-mile front. Ten square miles of virgin timber had been destroyed.
German Consulate In N.Y. Picketed
BUFFALO. N Y Nov. 19.—<AV-The prematurely born six-months twins of Mrs. James L. Wylde lived in incubators today, their vitality a tribute to modern medical science.
NEW YORK. NOV. 19.—(TP)-Th German consulate was picketed to day by several hundred men ani women carrying black - borderet signs denouncing treatment of Jew in Germany.
Forty policemen stood guard ani 66 others were held in reserve near by—all under the command of Capi Max Finkelstein and his mainstays Lieut. Jacob Licker and Sergean Isaac Goldstein, named by Mayo LaGuard ia and Commissioner Lew! J. Valentine as the all-Jewish guart for nazi visitors and property.
In Process Reported By Scientist—
FATHERHOOD AFTER DEATH POSSIBLE BY 'LIGHTNING FREEZE'
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PHILADELPHIA, Nov 19-GT*—Primitive forms of life have been slowed dow’n so that one minute equals ten thousand years in their rate of living by a method reported to the American Philosophical society today.
Tile method makes possible a test of scientific ideas that human male seed may be preserved indefinitely A man now living might, long aftof death,
become a father through artificial fertilization. This means has been suggested for giving the talents of geniuses to posterity.
The new, slow’ tempo of life was developed in the laboratory of the California Institute of Technology by Dr. Alexander Goetz. He told today how it is done. and. in an interview afterward admitted ’he po*tent]® experiment may be possible.
In the laboratory he plunged various kinds of bacteria and yeast cells into liquid hydrogen, which has a temperature around 400 degrees fahrenheit below zero. The tiny bits of living matter froze at the equivalent of a drop of 1,000 degrees per second.
When thawed out rapidly, no matter how long they had been frozen, most of them were still alive.
Dr. Goetz said ultimate death
for such frozen forms of life
is probable, but for practical purposes they can be said never to die.
He calls their state “latent life.” The lightning freeze Is limited to forms which are not more than about one thousandth of an inch in diameter.
The male seed is one form with this extremely small size.