Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVI11. NO. 178.
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U. S. TOLERANCE BRINGS THANKS
COMPLETE ACCORD AFFIRMED—
By The Associated Press.
Racial and religious tolerance was the theme of the prayers and addresses of Americans on both sides of the Atlantic in Thanksgiving1 Day observances.
Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, speaking at the Thanksgiving dinner of the American society in London, praised the democracies for their respect for the rights of minorities. The failure to recognize these rights, he said, leads to internal decay, external weakness and discontent and, perhaps, to civil conflict.”
In Plymouth, Mass., where Thanksgiving Day originated, a young rabbi, Samuel F. Friedman, spoke in the church of the pilgrimage at the invitation of the pastor, Rev. Carl Knudson. The sermon, said the Christian minister, was to be “our answer to antisemitism. ”
“We arc blessed/’’ said Rabbi Friedman, “in living in a country where law and order abide for the welfare of its inhabitants; where its people enjoy liberty, and the right to pursue Happiness . . . The very fact that Jews are present in this church now, and a rabbi is
speaking from a Christian pulpit, is the answer which true Christians give to those who have strayed from the precepts of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’/*
A message of gratitude was sent to President Roosevelt by the 500 delegates to the annual convention of the Junior Hadassah, young women's Hebrew organ-• ization.
“We are thankful,” they said, “for a government and a nation that condemns by word and act the terror and vandalism that certain other lards wreak upon their own citizens. We are thankful for the spirit and humanity that have stirred millions of Americans to speak loud and bold against persecution and to offer their help in rescuing the victims of unparalleled cruelty.”
The president and Mrs. Roosevelt, spending the day at Warm Springs, Ca., were hosts last pranrft night at a turkey dinner for about 500 of the crippled patients of the Warm Springs foundation and their families. He made a short radio talk at 7 p.m., and after dinner the young patients presented ail entertainment in his honor.
France, Britain Join In Defense
Chamberlain And Dandier Voice Stands
NO VIOLENCE REPORTED—
Food Baskets Given Needy
Breck, Austin Gridiron Games Chief Attractions
Abilene's unusual holiday spirit prevailed yesterday.
The parking meter* were off—but lf they had not been, few nickels would have gone Into them.
• here were no fires.
There were no automobile
There were no sudden deaths.
There were no emergency cav*s at the hospitals.
There were no planes landing at the airport.
There were only a few drunks at the police station. Newspapermen, policemen and firemen went about their routine duty. Everybody else slept until noon, ate a big turkey dinner and then left town.
Outside of a few cafes, the city’s six theaters were the only business houses open. Movie house managers reported a good business, not unusual but just “good ”
A fair crowd gathered to see the Abilene Black Eagles shellack an El Paso football team, 31-0. Police arrested two persons for shooting craps down on China street. TREKKERS RETURN Toward night the influx of Abl-lenlans from the Breckenridge-Sweetwater game began to flow into town. Later on. a number returned from the Texas-A. Si M. game.
Capt. Harry Hutchinson of the Texas Highway patrol reported last night that little traffic congestion was experienced on the Sweetwater and Breckenridge highway. Sixteen highway patrolmen were paroling the district.
Early yesterday morning Abilen-lans of different organizations distributed baskets of food to the needy. Even with that, many families went through the day of national thanksgiving on less than the bare necessities of life.
For thankful and unthankful alike. Thanksgiving wore to an end last night. 317 years after the day our forefathers offered a quiet prayer for tolerance and freedom from all oppression.
Prisoner Turned Magistrate Takes Look At Cold Outdoors, Gives Self 90 Days
NEW YORK. NOV 24—(Aft—Fred Styles. 55 and homeless, was given a "Thanksgiving special" chance to impose hit own sentence for vagrancy in West Side court today.
“What will It be?” asked the magistrate.
Styles took one look at the cold, grey skies outdoors
“Ninety days,” he said, and hurried off to chicken dinner In Jail.
AUTHORITIES TO PROBE USE OF ARMS BY SCHOOL BLACKSHIRTS
Oklahoma City Prosecutor Expresses
Belief Cult's Activities Not Unlawful
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 24—UP)—Lewis Morris, county attorney, said tonight he did not believe unlawful the activities of a high school students’ Blackshirt organization which its leaders said planned a "bloodless revolution.”
Morris said that In America—"unlike communist Russia or fascist Germany and Italy’’—the students are protected In their right to free speech and secret assembly.
"However" said Morris, “we plan to check Into the use of firearms and Til probably have the boys questioned tomorrow to determine whether there is any law violation or Jeop-. —-
Detailed Points Of Discussions Not Announced
By The Associated Press. PARIS, Nov. 24— (AP) —
and Great Britain affirmed publicly tonight their complete accord on national defense and diplomatic collaboration “for the preservation and consolidation of peace.'1 BOND REINFORCED I This display of strong French-i British friendship tied the nations together In a manner similar to the Rome-Berlln axis.
By their assurances of mutual cooperation and unity of purpose I the British and French reinforced the bond started by Premier Dandlers first diplomatic trip to London which brought a military understanding April 29.
It was strengthened by the summer visit of King Oeorge and Queen Elizabeth to Paris and further heightened by close collaboration during the Czechoslovak crisis and negotiations leading to the peace of Munich.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Premier Edouard Daladier, at the close of conversations which followed the arrival here yesterday of Chamberlain and his foreign secretary, Viscount Halifax, read statements at the 1 Quai Dormy in which each stressed total agreement on all subjects considered.
Neither of the two leaders, however. mentioned detailed points In their discussions.
Chamberlain first announced Britain and France had reached complete accord on national defense and Joint diplomatic action for peace.
In his declaration, read to
CHAMBERLAIN PAYS WINDSOR HURRIED VISIT
PARIS. Nov. 24—UP)—British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and the Duke of Windsor conferred here tonight on what informed British sources said were plans for the former King Edward VIII to return to England with his American-born wife.
The meeting was the first between Windsor and a chief
of the British government since he. as king had a last talk with Stanley Baldwin, then prime minister and now Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, shortly before abdicating Dec IO, 1930.
Almost without notice the prime minister, here for talks on defense plans with French statesmen, hurried into the duke’* hotel for a 20-minute
conversation. His only companion was the tall British foreign minister. Viscount Halifax
Chamberlain and Halifax arrived at the hotel a few minutes after announcing results of their conversations with French officials. The two went Immediately to the Windsor apartment.
WITH FAVORABLE WINDS-
California Fires Checked
Homes And Cabins Burned
Spread In Santa Monica Hills Is Halted By Breeze
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 -(AP)—With the aid of favorable winds, firemen believed they had deflected disaitroua brash fires in the Santa Monica and San Bernardino mountains today from further serious property damage or danger to lives.
LOSS 14,000.OOO A westward breeze checked a new spread of the Santa Monica hills blaze which flared up this morning. Danger to the San Bernardino mountain communities of Crestline and Pinehurst was averted when the fire in that region turned west after moving up Devil canyon.
Starting yesterday, the fires had
destroyed possibly 300 homes and cabins, mostly in the Santa Monica area, and the $750,000 Arrowhead Springs hotel, near 8an Bernardino. Damage may total between $3.-French and foreign newspapermen, 000.000 and $4,000,000 or more, de
VENOM USED TO COMBAT MALADY
ardizing of lives there."
Morris’ announcement followed disclosure leaders of the CTC (C'uriocity club) kept rrn-deivous in the country for pistol and rifle practice and have been investigated for carrying concealed weapons.
High school officials, who already had conducted their own inquiry, announced they found .tate laws provided inadequate penalties for persons “contributing to Juvenile deinquency” and had given the matter publicity in an effort to influence parental action against the blackshirted, anti - religious and semi-military organization.
Teacher College System Praised
Too Much Stuffing, Officers Diagnose
Austria Starts New Roundup Of Jews
VIENNA. Nov. 24.—(A*)—A new roundup of foreign Jews and those unable to produce satisfactory citizenship documents was under way in Vienna tonight with an estimated 300 already arrested.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 20-Two policemen saw a man ambling along clutching his midriff.
“What's the matter, sick?" Inquired one.
“Yeah. I’m awful sick."
Just then the man s overcoat opened and two turkeys tumbled out.
"Too much Thanksgiving stuffing," was the officers’ diagnosis They took the man to the station for questioning.
BERLIN, Nov. 24.—OF)—Dr. Eirch C. Marcks. historian noted for his works on the Bismarckian era, died today at the age of 77.
DALLAS. Nov. 24.—UP)—Scoring "the periodic attacks on the teachers college system." Dr W. J. McConnell of North Texas State Teachers college tonight declared such schools In the last 25 years have had a more significant program than any other type of educational institution.
His remarks were prepared for delivery at a reunion of former students.
He said there "is perhaps more lack of Information with reference to what constitutes proper education for teachers and prospective teachers, and where it can be found, than in almost any other line of educational endeavor."
The regular arts and sciences schools, he said, have attempted to pattern their courses for teachers along the lines used by advanced teachers colleges. Recent years have seen a marked emphasis on teacher training by institutions which sidestep the name "teachers college," he said.
Dr. McConnell, turning to his own school said that a great in-I crease in winter enrollment at the Denton school, which this fall passed 2,500, had created a classroom emergency which must be remadi ed."
he said that: ' With us. national defense Is one of the steps to be taken for preservation and conservation of peace in Europe."
The British prime minister, In a broadcast declaration said his government fully approved conclusion of a Franco-German pact of nonaggression.
Chamberlain and Lord Halifax were due to return to London tomorrow morning.
Dismiss Charges Against Physician
HOUSTON, Nov. 24—UP)—Charges of unethical practice against Dr. Raymond E. Selden of Washington. D. C., former Houstonian, have been dismissed by the Harris county medical society, Dr. W. A Coole.
J secretary of the society, announced today.
The charges were filed about a year ago on the request of the District of Columbia medical society on the basis of Dr. Selders connection with the group health association clinic of Washington.
Three-year-old Donald Richardson (above) submitted to a scientific snake "bite" in a Kansas City hospital In the hope the venom from the deadly cottonmouth water moccasin would halt capillary hemorrhages that have left him weak from loss
pending on the havoc wrought on watersheds.
The fire-denuded canyon slopes may become serious flood menaces during winter rains, which are due to start soon. (
Homes reported destroyed in the Santa Monica area Included those of Sam Wood, film director, Otto Carrillo, brother of Leo Carrillo, screen actor, and Laura Mathieasen, noted painter.
The $25,000 estate of Actor Richard Dix was reported destroyed last night but it developed later that the flames veered around this as well as 150 homes in the Topanga canyon community of Fern wood. I first reported burned.
ROGERS ESTATE SAVED Seventy five firemen with trucks and hose averted possible destruc-1 tion of the ranch estate of the I
late Will Rogers, actor-humoriat, I while members of his family loaded valuable belongings into vans, I ready for flight.
Possibly 5C.OOO acres were burned Rising temperatures were
over In the San Bernardino moun- dieted for Abilene and vicinity to tain fire which reached almost d&y* following Thanksgiving morn-
down to the city of San Bernardino ln* s dlP to t* e 18-degree mark
last night. The official forecast read, “fair
Six CCC youths and four Red- and not duite so cold Friday."
lands firemen among the hundreds Thursday temperatures, from noon
of men fighting this blaze fcere on- were higher than those for
of blood. Dr. Hugh M Swaney,
an Interne, is s..own Injecting three drops of the venom in Donald’s arm. Donald had been admitted to the hospital several days previously suffering from continued nosebleed. (Associated Press Photo.)
Mercury Due To Start Rise
18-Degree Low Registered For Morning Hours
Daladier Fights French Strikes
Railroad Workers Are Ordered Into Military Service
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Burns Kill Woman
FORT WORTH. Nov 24.—UP)— I Mr s. V. L. Logan 30, died this afternoon of burns received when her bathrobe caught fire from a small heater at the Logan apartment six hours earlier.
Radio Probe Asked
WASHINGTON. Nov. 24.—up)— I A sweeping congressional investiga- I tion of radio broadcasting policies was proposed today by Senator White <R-Me), who said he had received Indications of democratic support.
Wednesday, and last night the mercury was st. ding well above readings for comparative hours Thanksgiving eve.
Low reading for Abilene Thursday morning, 18 degrees, was taken at 5, 7 and 8 a. r» At the airport bureau, a reading of 17 was taken
All over Texas, low temperatures prevailed. At Lubbock the minimum was 7, at Fort Worth 23, at El Paso 16 and at Houston 32
THANKFUL FOR FOOD-
16 Weigh Elbows On Salvation Army's Table For Annual Thanksgiving Feast
Thirty-two elbows weighted down the table. There was no sound but the clink of forks against plates and the skipping of cooffee.
It was Thanksgiving supper at the Salvaton Army citadel.
To most of the 16 men about the table, the date meant little. They were thankful, yes—thankful to have food in their stomachs again. Long hours of walking and inadequate protection against a chilling wind sap the energy.
Their ages ranged from 16 to 40 years of age. There was not a “bum" among them. They were men who had wandered off the
more prosperous paths of life.
Joe Schlotter, custodian and chef of the citadel, looked admiringly at the group.
"See. Look how they eat. There will be IOO percent more manhood Jn them w'hen they get their stomachs full."
Joe s seen a lot of the world himself. He’s Been cafe cook, oil field worker, day laborer and a little of
"But I like this Job best of all," he says, "I like to see a man come in at night all down and out. We
See S-ARMY, Pf. 13, Col. 7
Rail Clerk Drops Dead In Lubbock
LUBBOCK, Nov. 24 — up.—C. Doud, 60, chief clerk to the general manager of the western lines of the Santa Fe railway, dropped dead here this afternoon.
Here to attend the Lubbock-Amarillo high school football game. he expired a little more than an hour before game time.
He swooned and fell on the side-
AT THANKSGIVING BANQUET—
Roosevelt Tells Plans To Expand Infantile Paralysis Fight To Every County In Land
Defense For Lucas Relies On Jacket
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 24—* UP*
—Defense attorneys today based their hopes of acquittal for two i the
PARIS. Nov 24. —(Aft— Premier Edouard Daladier, assuming complete control of anti-strike maneuvers tonight, ordered 4,000 railroad employes at Valenciennes Into military service and the clearing of important Paris factories.
The strike wave at today s peak involved more than 74.000 workers opposing the government’s new decree law for lengthening the 40-hour work week.
The premier ordered, and mobile guards and police carried out:
1. Requisitions of 4,000 railroad workers at the Anzin mines, near Valenciennes, for military service tomorrow to assure the transport of coal and protection of the pits.
2. Clearing of plants In the Paris region where occupation strikes broie out this afternoon. At the height, there were more than 32,000 strikers here but most of the workers tonight had left the plants.
3. Clearing of 25 factories in northern region where 12,000
Hitler Expected To Give OK To French Accord
Von Ribbentrop To Visit Parts In Few Days'
many, Now. 24—(AP)—Reich*-fnehrer Adolf Hitler’* approval of the proposed Franco-German peace declaration was seen tonight in the announcement that Foreign Minuter Joachim von Ribbentrop probably would start “within tho next few days for Pana” to sign the agreement.
The announcement was made after a conference of the two leaders which followed receptions by Hitler of distinguished foreign guests Oswald Pl row, minister of defense of the Union of South Africa, first and then King carol and Crown Prince Mihai of Rumania.
Informed sources said the declaration would embrace three points:
I A joint acknowledgment thai peaceful and good neighborly relations between Germany and Franca constitute an essential element to the consolidation of Europe and maintenance of general worlu peace.
2. a statement to the effect that no territorial issues exist between France and Germany of a na fora likely to lead to conflict. Each country, It was said, will dec.lam solemnly that the other s boundaries are inviolable.
3. An agreement by both power* that, in event of international difficulties or points of lame concerning both, to enter upon joint deliberations.
German political circles said thai the desire for the declaration, announced yesterday in Paris as imminent and ivnilar to the Ango-German declaration made Sept. 30 by Hitler and British prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, was first expressed on the French aide.
The tenor of such a declaration formed the chief topic of conversation between Hitler and Andre Francoia-Poncet on Oct. 1$ during the tatter’s farewell visit as retiring ambassador to Berlin.
French Foreign Minister George* Bonnet and German Ambassador Count Johannes von Welczeck in Paris next took up the matter and ll was continued by von Ribbentrop and Robert Coulondre, Francoia-Poncet’a successor in Berlin.
The round of dlscusions was completed Tuesday when Coulondna presented his letters of credence to Hitler.
Before he settled down with von
Ribbentrop for discussion on the proposed draft, Hitler conferred for an hour with ptrow and was with King Carol for three hours.
Hitler and Plrow were stated to have discussed a number of general problems, including relations between Germany and Great Britain. VISIT cancelled
Pixow's European trip, which so far has taken him to Portugal. England and Germany, was described as an informal tour of private
See GERMANY, Pf. 13. CoL I • • •
Alcatraz convicts accused of killing workers were engaged In "stay-in
a prison guard on a missing con-: strikes. This left 30,000 other vict jacket—No. 224 | strikers still occupying plants, mines
James Lucas, Albany. Tex . bank and railroad yards robber, one of the two convict de- premier still faced a new
fendants, said he wore the Jacket strike of 25,000 coal miners in the
WARM SPRINGS, Ga, Nov 24
—4^’—Before a smiling group of fellow infantile paralysis victims gathered about him at a homey
57th birthday), we hope to have permanent chapters of this national foundation in all of the more than
last May when he and Rufus Franklin, co-defendant, "went over the wall" In an unsuccessful prison break attempt.
Lucas denied that he wore another Jacket, a blood-stained garment with the number. 128. on its
Valenciennes region called for morrow night.
three thousand counties that make back, which the government had
walk alongside Hilton hotel here ; Thanksgiving banquet, President1 up the United States
and was pronounced dead upon his Roosevelt tonight told of plans to arrival at a sanitarium to which he ®xPanfl ’be na’iona! foundation to
fight the crippling disease of every county of the land.
had been rushed in an ambulance.
Death was attributed by an investigating physician to a heart ailment
Former Editor Dies
NEW YORK. Nov. 24. — UP) — Henry Robert McClure, 64. a former editor of "McClure's magazine” and the McClure newspaper syndicate, died of a heart attack today.
"This Thanksgiving day we have much to be thankful for.” the president said. “I wish that all who hear my voice could be with us and With Mrs Roosevelt at his side see this gathering of old and young and radio chains carrying his brief in the big dining room at Warm talk across the country, the chief Springs.
executive traced a twelve-year "We are thinking not of our-growth of the health resort he selves alone but of tens of thou-founded here and added: sands of other children and grown-
“Last year we took a further step ups and wishing for them that they by establishing the national foun- may be having an equally happy dation for Infantile paralysis; and I Thanksgiving-lots of turkey and after Jan 30, 1939 (the president’s, lots of fixin's.”
presented in evidence as the one he wore during the attempted break.
Barcelona Bombed By Rebel Aircraft
BARCELONA, Nov 24— (UP» — Rebel aircraft bombed this beira-
Brownwood Man On Turkey Hunt Slain
FREDERICKSBURG. Nov 24 — ! i.-Pi Henry Dietrich. 29, Brownwood died in Keidel memorial hospital! here at 6 o’clock tonight front a gunshot wound in the abdomen received while he was hunting wild turkey on a ranch 25 miles from here near Doss.
The Brownwood man. employe of the Santa Fe railroad, was shot I about 2 o'clock, while sitting on the
guered city st regular intervals to- ground by a fellow huntsman who! day leaving a fresh wake of death mistook Dietrich for a turkey. There ! and destruction. were several others in tile hunting
The populace was terror-stricken party as one air raid alarm succeeded The body will be sent to Browny another. wood tonight
Dr. Hans Dieckhoff. German ambassador, is shown ac the state department in Washington as he Arrived for a brief call on Secretary Hull. .Ambassador Dieckhoff said he came simply to bid farewell and did not ha vs any message from his government He is to sail for Germany in a few days to report on the attitude in America toward the German Jewtsh situation. (Associated P. ess Photo i