Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas
_ - ■ — - ■— - -■ ■■ - - — — '- - —-- ■■■ — mBright Lights’ Glamor Consoles Mare Pining for Wide Open SpacesThis is tho talc of a country horse who carne to town. Hex A. Smith, who lives in Elmwood, recently purchased a cowpony named “Punkin” from a ranch north of Albany and brought her to town for the first time. Smith keeps Punkin in a lot with another horse and a pony, a limited amount of space for an animal which has had free
run of the prairie.Punkin didn’t like the modern barn and the horse lot for a while. Then she found a diversion—
Smith started to the lot a few nights ago, and before he got there, the stall light was switched on.Punkin had pulled the cord, and startled, looked up atthe light. Punkin whinnied and snapped the light off again. | romping over the lot. It looked like a party in full blast.”That was unusual but probably an accident the owner Now Smith has to find a new light switch system, becausethought. j Punkin, the country horse, is having too much fun running up
A few nights ago, Smith came home to find the barn light the electric bill. on and also a floodlight over the lot. i “And she doesn’t turn them off either, now,” said“Punkin had turned them on,” he related, “and was Smith.®f)c Abilene Reporter-WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,"-Bvron
VOL LV 111, NO. 174. CINK Prcw (VT)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1938—EIGHT PAGES
AMortated Prm (Art
PRICE FIVE CENTS
REBELLION PUT DOWN
Gale Reprieves Devil’s Island-Bound Felons
ST. MARTIN-DE-RE. France. Nov. 21.—(AP)—A violent tempest today gave a short reprieve to 738 prisoners due to sail aboard the prison ship La Martlniere for fearsome Devil's island and the other French Guiana penal colonies.
High seas and a strong wind dashed the small motor launches used
for loading the convict cargo against the prison ship’s sides so that authorities postponed the sailing.
, Under the fixed bayonets of Sen-galese troops, who quelled rioting among the convicts last night and during the previous week, the prisoners for departure, probably tomorrow.
They are the first shipment the Guiana prisons—which include notorious Devil’s islands—since the Daladier government reversed the decision of the former premier, Socialist Leon Blum, to abandon the South American island prisons.
For 14 days these men will sit on wooden benches in iron cages and
sleep in canvas hammocks, with few breaths of fresh air.
The prison ships unwilling passengers have been arriving at this island concentration camp, in the Bay of Biscay, f y the past two weeks, transported to mainland ports in trucks fitted with iron bars
like those of circus wagons.
Yesterday’s rebellion started during lunch, and the men ran shouting to the prison courtyard to demonstrate and sing the Internationale. Sengalese troops subdued them before reinforcements of mobile guards reached the island.
COWBOYS, BAND COME HOME! Britain Seeks TO CONQUERORS' PLAUDITS To Give Jews
MURDER CHARGE FILED-
Ciscoan Held in Mother s Death
Here for Annual Convention-
1,500 OIL MEN TO FEAST ON STEAKS FROM DEER, ELK AND BEARS
Luscious steaks ca’fed from hindquarters of elk, deer and bears felled by Abilene hunters will be served 1,500 guests at the annual ^convention of the West Central Texas Oil <5: Gas association here December IO. R. B. Leach, chairman of the menu committee, announced the menu today following A meeting of the general arrange
ments committee at the offices of J. C. Hunter, association president.
‘Never before in the history of Texas has anything like this been undertaken. We have been anticipating such an undertaking but have hesitated in announcing it until the meat was in sight,” Hunter said this morning.
The oil and gas association still
needs more deer, elk and bears for the big banquet, however, and it is broadcasting an appeal to Abilene sportsmen who may have a spare hindquarter or two they are willing to donate. Any having contributions are asked to telephone either Leach or the Abilene chamber of commerce.
Oil men from all of Texas. Oklahoma and from New York and
Washington, D. C.. will be here for the convention. Cooperating with the association Is the Wichita Falls junior chamber of commerce which has changed its annual banquet date to December 9, avoiding a conflict with the local convention.
Assisting on the menu committee are Fletcher Brumit. J. A, Finrher, V. C Perini, O. B. Stephens, E. A. Ungren and W. 3. Wagley.
WITH FIVE OTHERS—
Cedillo Indicted at Corpus Christi
Sale of Planes
Is Cited in Bil
Two American Aviators Among Others Charged
CORPUS CHRISTI, Nov. 21. — vAP) —Gen. 3atumino Cedillo. vanquished rebel leader of Mexico, and five other persons including two American aviators were indicted by a federal grand jury today for conspiring to violate and violating the amended neutrality act of 1937.
The Indictment specifically alleged the transportation of two airplanes to General Cedillo from the United States in September, 1937. The planes were purchased, the indictment said, from a Chicago firm, some of whose officials were named bs material witnesses but were not indicted.
I . S. FI NDS SOUGHT?
Cedillo formerly was governor of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi and had served in the cabinet of President Lazaro Cardenas before the Mexican army put his revolutionary forces to rout- He was last reported hiding in Sonora, Mex.
Indicted with him were Cloyd P Clevenger of New York City, aviator; Howard Frederick Klein, New York City, aviator; Maj. Adolpho Pina, personal pilot for Cedillo; a man Known to the grand jury only as “Mansivois” and an unnamed Mexican aviator.
The indictment was returned after an investigation directed by U. S Dist. Atty. Douglas McGregor of Houston.
Statements in possession of the government prosecutor at Houston indicated agents of the Mexican rebel general contacted arms salesmen in the United States and tried to finance a Mexican revolution with American money.
Pastor Unlimbers Six-Gun to Retrieve Stolen Sermon Notes and Automobile
MACON, Ga., Nov. 21.— (AP —Flames spitting from a borrowed pistol, the Rev. William Worth Williams, pastor of Mabel White Baptist church here, chased four would-be ear thieves into a ditch at the end of a blind street last night.
“My Bible and sermon notes were in it. and I was due to preach my evening service,” he explained later.
Wilson Defends Farm Program
Federal Assistant To Wallace Raps Domestic Allotment
Court Affirms Patents Ruling
Cold Wave Due To Hit Tonight
Airline Changes Station Managers
W H Scott, transferred from Springfield. 111., became Abilene station manager for American Airlines Monday, succeeding A. G. (Dutch) Schlegel, who is being
transferred to the station managership at Elkins, W. Va.
Scott has been with American
Airlines 9 1-2 years. He entered the service at Atlanta. Ga., his home, and has served in Detroit and Springfield. Schlegel is another ‘‘old-timer’’ in the aviation business. An Ohioan, he went with American Airlines at Waco. He was stationed in Memphis, Tenn., immediately before being sent here 18 months ago. Before going to Memphis he was at Big Spring.
‘‘I’m an Ohioan, but I’ve been in this southwest country so long I ve taken root; now I’ve got to pull all those roots up,” said Schlegel before departing for the West Virginia city.
Winter weather is slated to play another Abilene engagement this week.
The forecast reads: ‘Partly
cloudy and colder tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and much colder.”
If the cold wave brings freezing weather—and it is expected to—it will be the first since November 8. when the mercury registered 31 degrees.
Mid-November has been mild
Sunday was a typical example, with
minimum temperature of 49 degrees
and a high reading of 71 degrees.
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By UNITED PRESS
A hard freeze was forecast for the Panhandle and other parts of West Texas for Monday night as a new blizard swept down from the Rocky mountains.
As the weather grows much colder in West Texas, Tuesday, the United States weather bureau said, the severe cold will move on into the West and North Central portions of East Texas.
Temperatures 20 degrees or lower will grip the Panhandle Monday night, the bureau said. Livestock warnings were issued for the northern portion of West Texas.
The hard freeze may extend south of a line from Abilene to Dallas by Tuesday or Tuesday night, the forecast’ said.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 — (UP)—The supreme court today denied U.e plea of the American civil liberties union for an order barring the third circuit court of appeals from considering the Jersey City civil liberties rase.
Brabham to Leave For Roswell Dec. 5
Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, who was appointed to the pastorate of the First Methodist church at Roswell, N. M., at the annual Northwest Texas Methodist conference in Memphis, will leave for his new post December 5. he announced this morning.
Moving with him to Roswell will be Mrs. Brabham and their two daughters, Elizabeth Ann, a high school student, and Patricia, who attends Alta Vista.
Remaining in Abilene will be their son, Thomas, who is a* freshman in McMurry college. .,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.— (UP)—The supreme court, rebuffing an administration plea, today re affirmed a patents decision of last May which was the subject of a vigorous dissent by Justice Black.
The court's new decision in the patents case was reached by a division of 5 to 2 which found Justice Black again dissenting and Justice j Reed joining in his dissent. Justice j Roberts did not participate in the case.
Justice Brandeis. presenting the court's opinion, declared that fed- ; eral patent laws clearly permit j patent holders to restrict the use which patents may be put by persons employing the patents under ! license.
In other actions today the court:
Agreed to hear argument of the Fansteel manufacturing case, involving the right of employes who have engaged in a sit-down strike to seek protection of the National Labor Relations act.
Upheld constitutionality of the 1933 Wisconsin special relief tax by a divided vote of 5 to 3, in which Justice Roberts joined Justices Butler and McReynolds in a dissent.
Declined to consider the appeal of nine persons convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy in connection with shoe workers strikes at: Lewiston and Auburn, Me
Agreed to consider canstitutional-ity of application of state milk control laws to milk destined for interstate commerce.
PLAINVIEW, Nov. 21.—(M*>—M. L. Wilson, under-secretary of agriculture. waved aside the domestic allotment plan and stoutly defended the national farm program today as ‘‘the most practical method’’ to meet the present situation Some of the chiefest opposition to it. he asserted, comes from in- . terests ’ which have used govern- I j mental powers to saddle South- ' western farmers with high freight ■ rates, and to give tariff benefits to , industries which sell goods to farmers.”
HE C ITES EXPORTS
Those interests, he said, were say-* ing a farmer “has sold his birthright if he takes a government check he has earned.
‘‘Sometimes I wonder about the sincerity of people who get senti- I mental about farmers’ independence, who say that a man is giving his freedom if he works with other farmers in a national program.” Wilson addressed a meeting of Texas farmers called to hear an : explanation of the farm program.
The domestic allotment plan, he said, would mean lower prices. He spent many years working with farm leaders for the domestic allotment plan, Wilson reported, and “many features of that plan are now a part of tile present farm program. But those of us who had worked for domestic allotment finally were forced to conclude that under present conditions the domestic allotment was not enough.
Printer Claims Shot Accident; Jurors Called
Floyd Pretz Held Since Friday after Shooting at Baird
By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer
BAIRD, Nov. 21. — Floyd Pretz, 20, Cisco printer, was charged with murder of his mother, Mrs. Annie Pretz, 45, 1 in a complaint filed this morning by F. E. Mitchell, Callahan county attorney.
Mrs. Pretz was killed almost instantly last Wednesday night in the kitchen at her home here when a slug from a 22 caliber rifle tore through her head, entering back of her right ear.
HELD SINCE FRIDAY Pretz was arrested Friday morn- • ing and held without charges until I today.
Examining trial before Justice of, the Peace G. H Com was sched- I uled at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Bob Black. 42d district attorney, is as- I sisting in prosecution of the charges.
Justice Com held an inquest Into Mrs. Pretz' death Thursday morning. At that time her son testified his mother accidentally shot herself while they were seated at the dinner table. Frets came to Baird from Cisco on the Sunshine special Wednesday afternoon, reaching his home about 5:30 o'clock. The fatal shot was fired about 7:30 o'clock.
Two roomers in the Pretz home, j Josephine Hamledd and Mrs. Gus Hall, testified at the inquest that Pretz called them immediately after the shot was fired. They summoned a doctor but Mrs. Pretz was dead when he arrived.
Sheriff Robert Edwards and Deputies C. R Nordyke and Homer Park arrested Pretz Friday morning. They have held him in Jail since Officers said this morning h. had made several statements concerning the death of his mother.
Grand jurors of 42d district court recessed after the shooting, will be reconvened within the next day or
Sec PRETZ. Page g, Col. 3
By HAL SAYLES Reporter-News Sports Editor
Hardn-Simmons university's football-goodwill party came home this morning from its highly successful weekend invasion of Southern Caifornia amid the cheers of several hundred stay-at-home students and fans who crowded the T. & P depot.
The happy homecoming was broadcast over KRBC, the Reporter-News station, at the federal lawn after a downtown street parade.
Talks of appreciation were given by Coach Frank Kimbrough. Co-Capt. Bud Reeves, W. J. Ford, sophomore fullback who turned in the first touchdown of the Loyola game, and Dr. J, D. Sandefer, H-SU president.
Welcome was extended ny Mayor W W Hair and J. P. Stinson. H-SU trustee.
"We're just started. Wc'li keep right on going till we wind up
in the Rose bowl,” said Judge Stinson.
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Outstanding reasons why the long jaunt should be labeled a huge success follow in order:
1. The Cowboys, by trimming Loyola 19 to 0 Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, turned in their best performance of the current campaign.
2. The Cowboy band, led by Marion McClure, was a smash hit in all 14 of its appearances over Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
3. Th* team, the band and the 30-odd whooping fans put the achoo!, Abilene and West Texas on the Californians’ map with a colorful show of western plains spirit.
As for the game itself, the Cowboys showed far more drive than in any previous performance. This was especially true in the case of Kirk McKinnon, the outstanding back on the Gilmore stadium turf. Kirk, who weighs only 178 pounds, dug in with such terrific speed that he often bounced much larger men backward a couple of yards before he could be brought down.
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McKinnon also turned in the two prettiest runs of the day. The longest came in the closing minutes of play when he dropped back for a fourth-down punt. A couple of Loyolans sifted in and McKinnon saw there was no chance getting off a boot. He sidestepped the two rushers, skirted wide to the right sideline and was not brought down until he reached the Loyola 18. The next play, a lateral-forward, was executed perfectly for a touchdown.
Coach Frank Kimbrough's praise went to Joe Pee. who played the finest game of his career at tackle last week. Bulldog Turner turned in his best offensive game, and was up to his usual standard on defense.
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The team was to work out this afternoon and Tuesday, then pack for a ride Wednesday to Oklahoma Cty and the Thanksgiving day game with the Oklahoma City Goldbugs. One more tilt follows that one, a bout with Howard Payne in Brownwood on December 3.
The between-halves show at the game, termed by no lese than Bill Spalding, head coach at UCLA, as “the best we’re ever seen on the west coast,” featured the Cowboy band and entertainers.
The band had the Texas stands on its feet with “The Eyes of Texas.” ’’The Last Roundup,” sung by Joedene Propst, band saxophonist, brought an ovation that called for an encore.
Trick rope numbers by Rex Felker were roundly applauded. A specialty was the appearance of Gloria Sadler, band sweetheart. Will W. Watson, and Phillip Cadenhead, 11-year-old Weinert mascot, were flag bearers.
Commissions as honorary Texas Rangers were presented Spencer Tracy. MGM screen star, and George O Brien, star of many w estern roles.
Among the movie celebrities who occupied boxes at the game were Bing Crosby, who rode the band s famous mount. Bear. In his picture 'Rhythm on the Range.” the Ritz Brothers, George Raft, Frank Borzage, Pele smith, George Huston and Ruth Rowland.
Gifts from U. S. Expected to Hit
LONDON. Nov. 21.— (AP)—.I Prime Minister Chamberlain! today told the house of commons of plans to lease at least 10,000 square miles in British. I Guiana to provide homes for German Jews seeking refuge abroad from the nazi regime’s | anti-Jewish campaign.
BERI.IN, Nov. 21.—AP)—Britishl Prime Minister Chamberlain’* dis* closure that Tanganyika, Germany’al former East African colony, might! be used for settling Jew* fell like al bombshell here today.
It came amid the first signs OI abatement of Germany’* 11-da] anti-semitic drive which ha* deprived German Jews of virtually freedom and reduced tens of thousands to destitution.
Many Germans interpret plans settle German Jews in their formei colonies as a move to prevent return of such war-lost possess^
The prime minister also discloser favorable progress for the settlement! of Jewish refugees in Tanganyiki formerly German East Africa, anc other territories in Africa. KENNEDY INFLUENCES Tanganyika now Is held by Britaii under League mandate. Chamberlalr last week declared the British government was not considering its re*
I turn to Germany to satisfy Chanced lor Hitler's colonial demands.
The widespread British action di»< closed by the prime minister WI
LONDON, Nov. 21—(UP) — The governor of Tanganyika has expressed the opinion that about 50,000 acres of land may be available for the large scale settlement of Jewish refugees from Germany, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain informed the house of commons today.
Strike Paralyzes Livestock Mart
CHICAGO, Nov. 21—(UPI- The livestock handlers’ union of the Packing House Workers' organizing commitee. a congress of industrial organization affiliate, struck today, paralyzing the world s largest livestock market.
At 6 a rn., scheduled opening of the market, the CIO workers ceased handling livestock and gathered in groups about the sprawling yards which extend across a wide area of Chicagos south side.
Four hours later the U. S. department of agriculture reported that no transactions had takrn place.
Shortly before IO a. rn., however, police ordered the strikers off the yards and it was believed the market might reopen under police pro
tection with American —*,4“
Police Probe Station Entry
ABILENE find vicinity: Partly cloudy
tonight; Tuesday, partly cloudy and muck colder Weft Texas Fair. colder; cold wave in Panhandle, hard freeze in west ann
, , north portions; heavy frost In .southeast
In the days when foreign coun- 1 portion tonight: Tuesday fair, much colder
livestock warnings in north portion
Eau Texas tartly cloudy, froat In
southwest portion, colder in west and north-central portions tonight; Tuesday
partly cloudy, much colder, probably occasional rains on coast.
Highest temperature yesterday ... 71
tries were taking more of our farm products it might have worked. But now’ there see ms to be a definite limit on the amounts we can export. no matter what the price is.”
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.—(UP)-Leopold Godowsky. famous pianist and composer, died at Lenox Hall hospital today after a long Illness. He was fig.
Lowest temperature this morning 49
Deny Ship Bombed
HONG KONG. Nov. 21.—(UP)— British naval authorities today denied Chinese news agency reports that a British gunboat had been bombed yesterday near Ichang.
Local police are investigating the Saturday night burglary of the Cities Service filling station at First and Sayles boulevard.
The cash register was robbed of $24 after entrance had been gamed by crashing the glass panes in the front door.
Abilene officers were also on the alert for a trio—two men and a woman—who robbed a filling station two miles west of Sweetwater Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock Armed with a shotgun, the three took $25 in cash and an automatic pistol.; The men were described as being »»I 25 and 19 years of age.
John Kelly, 773 Northeast Thir-
Federatlon of Labor handlers on the job.
A special detail of police under Capt. John Pcndergast, chief of Chicago's uniformed forces, -’as on duty.
Pendergast estimated 178 dandlers
FORT WORTH, Nov. 21.— (UP)—Stockyards officials and labor leaders here said today that the strike in Chicago’s stockyards would have little immediate effect upon the Fort Worth stockyards.
understood to be the direct result oj hi* recent consultation* with U. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy or I the urgent problem of finding homed for tens of thousands of victims oj he latest wave of nazi antl-semij Ibm.
Kennedy was said to have worked in such close cooperation with the British colonial office that he helped draft Chamberlain's statement to commons.
One high official source said Washington authorities had estimated that the United States could contribute at least $100,-000.000 in private and public funds to help settle Jews in new territory.
Chamberlains disclosure* wert made prior to the opening of scheduled general debate on UH question of minorities in Europe.
Tile prime minister said the govd •Turnout would invite volunteer re] fugee organizations to send then own representatives to Britis Guiana, a colony with an area d 89.480 square miles on the north! eastern coast of South Africa, ti make surveys.
“Provided the results of these surl veys are satisfactory, the governj ment contemplate the lease of largj area* of land on generous term| under conditions to be settled here after,” he announced.
were on strike. CIO spokesmen said the number was closer to 500. The yards customarily employes IOO.
The union has been negotiating for an agreement and the reported demands include exclusive bargaining rights, a checkoff, vacations and time and one-half for overtime.
The union charged in a formal statement that the union stockyards and Transit company, which handles all stock coming into the Chicago market, precipitated the strike by ' instigating an extremely vicious
teenth street, reported to police campaign of terror” against the theft of his 1928 model green Chev- union.
rolet coupe Sunday night from its A spokesman for the comoany parking place near the Wooten ho- j said the charges were "ridiculous tel. ' and outrageous.”
BRITON'S MAD FLIGHT TO RESCUE RUSS IAN WIFE IN SOVIET LANDS HIM IN JAIL
CHISC l€RS IN MARBLE WIN FAME ANO RS NOWN.
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MOSCOW. Nov. 21.—(/Pi—An unauthorized non-stop flight for love by Bryan Grover, a British engineer, into Soviet Russia has Landed him in jail.
Grover started his daring flight from Stockhalm last Sunday after trying - more man a •year to get bis Russian-bor* wife
out of the country.
He landed the next day at Stanza. IOO miles short of Moscow', his goal. He was without even an entry visa for himself or an exit visa for his wife.
Soon after landing Grover was taken into custody by police abd his old sport plane, carry
ing the identification mark* S-Asum. was sequestered.
His friends said he well knew his desperate attempt to enter Russia wifJhout permission would land him in Jail, or worse. They said he hoped nevertheless to use this method of attracting attention of higher Soviet offi
cials in his determination to join his wife.
Grover was a foreign special-•ist in the Soviet oil industry’ several years.ago wheh he fell in love with the Russian girl and they were married frere
Later he went to Ira’n (Persia) on business, planning to return
to Moscow to join his wife and return to England with her.
But his application for a reentry qisa into the Soviet union wa* not granted.
Thu. Briton then tried to‘get pernvvsion f°r his wife t<* leave •he country .but failed.
—National Safety Cmscj
Two fines totaling $30 were assessed in corporation court this morning by Judge E. M. Overshiner. Largest was for $25, against an Anson farmer for reckless driving. A transient Indiana youth was fined $5 for drunkenness.
Traffic fines netted $11 for aa many tickets. Ten tickets were excused. Fourteen were issued to offenders over the weekend.