Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL LVIII. NO. 182.
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, 1938—TEN PAGES
I'nitrd Pres# (IT)
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TOU, Carnegie ‘Tech to Battle In Sugar Bowl
Texas Christian Acceptance Contingent On Approval from Southwest Conference
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 29—H. A. Benson, president of the #>New Orleans Midwinter Sports association, today confirmed formally reports that Carnegie Tech and Texas Christian university had been invited to play in the fifth Sugar Bowl football classic January 2, 1939.
Carnegie Tech has accepted the invitation, Benson an-
W DALLAS, Nov. 29.—(AP)—Texas Christian, perhaps the mightiest of all Southwest football teams, today chose the New Orleans’ sugar bowl post-season classic for its final appearance January 2 because:
1. It felt Carnegie Tech, Its New Orleans’ foe, was the ctrong-est opposition it could face.
2. Carnegie Tech. previously committed to the Sugar Bowl, wasn't available for the Cotton Bowl.
0 3. Players, the boys who steamrollered IO straight opponents,
voiced a preference.
nounced, and TCU has accepted contingent on receiving approval of the Southwest conference, which he said was expected
£ The Southwest conference has a rule against post-season football games but the rule previously has been waived. Benson’s announcement:
“The New Orleans Midwinter Sports association is happy to . announce that Carnegie Tech and Texas Christian university
have accepted invitations to
‘Four in Cotton .Bowl Running
Tech, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Villenova on List
DALLAS, Nor. 29 —(AP) — Cotton Bowl officials said today there were attempting to obtain either Fordham or Holy Cross to meet Texas Tech's £ undefeated and untied Red Raiders in the January 2 postseason football classic here.
DALLAS, Nov. 29—(UP) — J. Curtiss Sanford, director general of the Cotton Bowl, *aid today that Texas Tech. University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee and Villenova were schools that probably would furnish the two football teams to compete in the bowl here January 2.
Sanford" refused to say which of the four teams he considered most likely to play in the Cotton Bowl. He said that the contending W earns probably would be decided ®and announcel later today. Sanford Inferred that plans had been dropped to stage an additional Cotton Bowl event December 31 but refused to say the plan had been abandoned f, "Well still have the best game in this neck of the woods,” was Sanford's only commitment after news had been released that Texas Christian university, winner of the 1938 Southwestern conference football championship, definitely had •accepted an invitatiton to play in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl.
Sooners Tentative In Orange Bowl
play in the fifth annual Sugar Bowl classic .at New Orleans January 2, 1939.
VARIETY OF BIDS TO TECH "Texas Christian university's acceptance is contingent upon their receiving the approval of the Southwest conference, which is expected to be accorded today.” Carnegie Tech gridders voted for the Sugar Bowl after considering bids from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the Orange Bowl in Miami, the Eastern Bowl in New York, the Coal Bowl In Charleston, W. Va., and several charity organizations on the coast They were Carnegie Tech’s first "bowl” invitations in the school’s history.
The Tartans, who won eight games this season, including victories over Pitt and Holy Cross, will resume practice December 12. Approval for a post-season game was given last night by trustees and faculty but selection of the bowl was left to the players-It was the second time TCU received an invitation to play in the Sugar Bowl. The Horned Frogs, from Fort Worth, beat Louisiana State university 3 to 2 in the second bowl game here New Year's day of 1936. In that game TCC rallied after a safety had been scored by LSC, drove downfield and kicked a field goal from a difficult angle.
That fighting spirit and the Texans' undefeated and untied record this season won them tile nod.
This is the first season that a Louisiana team was not invited to the Sugar Bowl. Tulane beat Temple 20 to 14 in the first game in 1935. TCU beat LSU the following year. The last two years Santa Clara defeated LSU—coming from 14 to 0 behind at the half in 1937 to win 21 to 14, and last year's 6 to 0
Okla.. Nov. 29 — TV-)klahoma’s unbeaten Sooners have accepted tentatively an invitation to play in the Orange Bowl at Miami. Fla , January 2, Coach Tom Stidham said today.
Stidham, whose University of Oklahoma team has yet to beat Washington State here next Saturday in order to close out an unbeaten season, declined to discuss who the opponent might be.
We have tentatively accepted the
#4ee COTTON BOWL, Pg. IO, Col. 4
Nationalist Planes Attack East Coast
HENDAYE, French-Spanish Frontier. Nov. 29.—(UP>—While both land armies were reported inactive today along the Spanish war fronts, nationalist air attacks continued along the east coast.
Five Savoias penetrated the antiaircraft barrage at Barcelona and dropped 50 bombs on the port. The British freighters Stairwell and Stangrove were hit, the former for the sixth time in a raid.
Five nationalist raiders from Majorca raided shipping in the harbor at Valencia.
HAILED BY MERCHANTS—
Christmas Opening Big Success
Abilene merchants who held open house last night for the official opening of the Christmas shopping Reason were almost unanimous on "heir opinion:
"We had a big crowd, better than we expected, and we think the C hristmas opening was a big success.”
Most of the stores which remained open from 7:30 to 9 o'clock in citywide observance did not push sales of Christmas stock, but permitted the throngs to "windowshop" is much as they liked among new merchandise.
One department store reported one ®*f the largest crowds it had ever had n the building, the big push lasting from about 8 to 8:30 o'clock.
A toy store owner said although :ew sales were marked up—and hose of incidental items—the crowds H'hich came to view Santa’s gifts
were much better than had been expected.
Jewelry stores, too, reported small sales but many prospective buyers who came to look among the stock for gift ideas.
A drug store, which keeps doors open every night anyway, reported a "houseful" of people, mostly just looking around.
J. L. (Dusty) Rhoades, chairman of the chamber of commerce Christ mas decorations committee, expressed appreciation today for the cooperation of merchants, school bands and pep squads and the police department in helping to make the celebration a success.
And it you were not In the crowd watching the parade last night or milling through the stores, have you figured out yet what you're going to get Aunt Emma for Christmas?
ROCKEFELLER DUE ON BOARD, SADLER THINKS
AUSTIN, Nov. 29— (UP)—
G. A. Jerry Sadler, railroad commissioner-elect, expressed surprise today that John I). Rockefeller Jr. Ila<1 been left off tile advisory cabinet announced by Gov.-elect AV. Lee O’Daniel.
“How in hell are the appointees he named going to advocate full payment of old age pensions?'’ Sadler inquired. He thought all tile big interests were represented but not the common people.
Sadler was elected railroad commissioner after being left off the slate of candidate approved by O’Daniel.
Rail Commission Fills Two Posts
Coloradoan Gets Appointment for Motor Division
AUSTIN, Nov. 29—(UP)—Two more railroad commission appointments, to be effective January 2, 1939, were announced today by Commissioner Lon A. Smith and Commissioner-Elect G. A. Jerry Sadler.
Both were in the motor division. When appointments in the oil and gas division will be announced is undetermined Today the two announced that Benton H. Templeton of Colorado, Tex., and Asst. Atty. Gen.. R. E Gray of San Saba will oe examiners of the motor division. The third examiner will be Horace Soule of Houston, whose appointment by Chairman Ernest O Thompson was announced several weeks ago. Templeton and Gray will succeed H. E Wassel and Ewell
H. Muse, both of whom had been appointed by retiring Commissioner C. V. Terrell. The positions pay $300 a month-
Sadler today joined Smith in deciding that the offices of chief supervisor and production engineer of the oil and gas division should not be combined as recommended recently by Chairman Ernest O. Thompson. Both positions pay $5,000 a year.
From now on Sadler and Smith announced appointments will be "commission" appointments as distinguished from appointments by individual commissioners. They will constitute a majority of the commission soon after January I. Smith said the policy of dividing appointments among tile commissioners originated after the death of Chairman Clarence Gilmore, who had made all appointments. Smith said that his share of appointive power was taken away when Thompson and Terrell had a majority vote
Not all the present employs who will be replaced are Terrell appointees,” Smith and Sadler said.
"Some of them were my appointees, ’’ Smith added.
The complete staff appointed by the commission totals approximately 440 persons Smith estimated Terrell had selected about 200 of them and he and Thompson 240.
Ataturk Estate Worth 4 Millions
ANKARA. Turkey, Nov. 29 — (UP)—President Kemal Ataturk left an estate of approximately 5,-000,000 Turkish pounds *$4,000,000) an appraisal showed today.
ABILENE »nd vicinity: Generally fair
tonight and Wednesday.
West Texas: Fair tonight and Wednesday, not much change In temperature.
Fast Texas: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday: warmer In east and south portion* tonight and on roast Wednesday. Highest temperature yesterday ..fit Uowest temperature this morning . .3fi
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Tue* a. rn 41 41 41
ONLY TWO SURVIVE--
Luxury Airliner Crashes in Sea
Duties Divided To Clean, Deck Oil Dinner Mall
Ticket Committee Proposes to Sell 800 to Abilenians
Cleanup and decoration of the automobile building hall at West Texas Fair grounds. where the banquet program of the seventh annual convention of the West Central Texas Oil Gas association is to be held December IO, was well underway this morning.
Division of duties was com Dieted Monday afternoon in a meeting of the hall arrangements committee of the chamber of commerce, headed bv W P Wright.
TICKETS TO GO ON SALE E H Buch was named to supervise cutting of Christmas trees and cedar decorations which will be placed in the building. R. H Gray was appointed to take charge
TIME SPEEDS, GOODFELLOWS GIFT PACE LAGS
The Goodfellows are starting very slowly this year.
Several firms started the ball rolling Sunday with gifts that totaled $125. Monday three gifts totaling $3 25 were received.
But through Tuesday morning nothing was added to the fund.
Abilene Goodfellows always have been liberal and even enthusiastic in their efforts to assure every family in town a happy Christmas.
Time is whizzing along!
The days until Christmas will pass so swiftly.
So, Goodfellows, put it off no longer! Send your- gifts to Goodfellows, care Reporter-
News at once.
lf an average of approximately $100 per day is not given through the period ending on Christmas eve. some children are going to go without Christmas dinner, with fruit and nuts and things, and some toys to go with them.
Let’s get going for the children’s sakes.
TO BREAK STRIKE
Daladier Calls out Troops
Labor Ignores Army Threats
Premier Declares Press Thousands Into His Service
PARIS, Nov. 29—(AP)
of gas piping installation for heat ] Premier Daladier, warning
that “the fate of the regime and the nation may be at stake,” marched troops to vital centers today and placed all public services under "lilitary control in an effort to break the scheduled general strike.
Posters announcing decrees which transferred public service workers from civil to military control wer^ all over the
at the banquet.
Ross Jennings will set up tables, and Bob Westbrook and Fred Hughes are to have charge of decorations. Gene Elo will supervise lighting of the hall.
Ticket sales commiteemen will meet at IO o'clock Wednesday morning for the beginning of a drive to place 800 tickets for the banquet in the hands of Abilenians.
Officials of the oil and gas committee of the chamber of commerce Put un this morning are asking that all advance reserva- I capital, tions for the banquet be made by Friday of this week.
College Prexy Due Next Week
Public Installation of the Rev. Frank L. Turner, formerly of Ballinger. as president of McMurry college has been scheduled for Wednesday morning. December 7, the Rev. W. M. Murrell, chairman of the McMurry' board, announced today noon.
The program at which the new president will be introduced officially to Abilene is to be held in the college auditorium at IO o’clock that morning.
Tire college faculty is arranging a special program for the occasion. Board members, faculty, students and the public will take part in the installation.
Rev. Turner Is expected to move his family here from Ballinger tomorrow. Dr. Thomas W Brabham. the retiring president, is to leave Thursday for Roswell. New Mexico, where he will assume the pastorate of the First Methodist church of that city.
Mercury Soars as Cold Wave Ends
Abilene plumbers had no calls this morning to repair water pipes that froze and burst during the night j Likewise, there were no steaming j autos caused by frozen radiators.
For the first time in more than a week the temperature last night failed to drop below freezing. 36 being the minimum for the past 24 hours. Maximum was 59 degrees.
Official weather forecast for Abilene and vicinity tonight and tomorrow is generally fair, with little change in temperature.
Property Owners Sign for Paving
REPORTS TO PRESIDENT
Army detachments rode into Paris by truck and rail to swell the ranks of 25,000 soldiers already gar-
PARIS, Nov. 29.—(AP—The aunt and uncle of young Her-schel Grynsrpan, whose assassination of Ernest vom Rath brought down nazi wrath on the Jews in Germany, today were sentenced to four months' imprisonment and fined IOO francs ($2.60 each) in a Paris police court.
The elderly couple, Abraham and Chana Grynszpan, were convicted of having given asylum to their 17-year-old nephew in their small tailor shop, after he had been ordered expelled from France as an undesirable alien.
Gratifying response met the reduction in paving costs under the WPA-city project, and the appeal which accompanied it last Saturday. according to Tom Willis, as-401 sistant city engineer.
38 Approximately 50 property own-38 j ers have since evidenced their de-3«; sire to secure paving and Willis 3fi i said several blocks would be con-traded soon as a result.
“ Work is due to begin Wednesday 57 on paving the McMurry college ift campus drive from South Four-
risoned in the capital district, while thousands of mobile guards and gendarmes were massed in labor centers ready for duty.
The 24-hour strike, called by the powerful general confederation of labor, was scheduled to start at 4 a. rn tomorrow In a report to President Lebrun, Daladier said:
"Harmful propaganda, of which the government knows both the hidden goal and the inspiration, is attempting by rising against the laws of the republic to create in the country a state of agitation which threatens not only to compromise public order hut to influence the external situation of France in a most dangerous way.
"The government, which will Ie! none of the rights it holds by law be limited and which will fail in none of its duties toward the republic, will be able to take all necessary measures to face events ’ THOUSANDS REQUISITIONED The premier’s requisition decrees, which already have placed railways under military control, extended military sway to subways, buses, gas. water, light, mail, telegraph, telephone and other services.
A war ministry spokesman said the number of employes thus requisitioned ran into the hundreds of thousands.
"It means simply that instead of depending on ministries or private persons or being free, workers are placed under orders of military authorities and required to remain at their posts," he asserted.
Execution of the requisition decrees started at once with military occupation of vital centers in the northern industrial region where the strike began.
After Son Dies Writhing—
Of Causing 'Prayer Death'
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 29.—(UP)—A mother who withheld medical care for her dying child was convicted today of manslaughter.
But a debonair young minister who advised her to rely on a "divine cure" while he serenaded the child with guitar accompaniment was acquitted.
Superior Judge A. A. Scott called him a "religious racketeer.”
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Scott freed Mrs. Lillian Volstad without bond and set her probab-tion hearing for December 20. He found her guilty, without a jury. of refusing to let doctors treat her son Francis, 9. until too late to rave him of a ruptured appendix. The boy died August 8, after a court order forced his transfer to a hospital.
Mrs. Volstad wept in the seclusion of her home She is subject to one to ten years’ imprisonment on the manslaughter conviction.
Her minister, the Rev. Wilbur Alvis, replied heatedly that "religious preiudice was behind this whole thing, no doubt about It."
“The judge simply gave his own opinions instead of answering our defense arguments.” Alvis said. “Our prayers were curing Sonny, there was no question about it. The boy didn't have any pains after he was prayed over.
"The fact is. he died in the doctor’s hands They finally took him to a hospital and had him there for 56 hours. I have* no doubt that the boy would have been alive today if they had kept their hands off. If anyone should have been indicted, it should have been the doctors and the hospital.”
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Judge Scott in his verdict emphasized that:
"There can be no question as to the efficacy of prayer and the wonderful results that have been obtained thereby. But that is not the question before the court.”
He traced the evidence that while the hov lay screaming In pain, the mother ignored the pleadings of physicians and friends to term *< e him to a hospital.
"This court is satisfied." he said. "that had this bos been removed to the hospital In the first Instance, he would be alive today."
Mrs Volstad wept, her face hidden in her hands
Of the preacher, the lodge said evidence was lacking to prove that he advised the mother's course.
Japan Refuses To Open River
Nation Denies Trade Treaty Violated But Admits Ships Carrying Materials
SHANGHAI. Nov. 29 —'UP)—Japan formally refused todav to reopen the Yangtse river to commercial navigation, as demanded by Hie United States Britain France and Italy.
Admiral Koshiro Oikawa. Japanese naval commander-in-chief in China, delivered a memorandum to that effect to the naval commanders of the four powers.
A communique summarizing the memorandum concluded by saving:
"We shall be compelled to stick to our decision as long as the Chinese --forces maintain their present at-
Reich Reported In Mobilization
LONDON. Nov. 29—(UP*—The London News Chronicle said today it had learned that Germany was secretly mobilizing 110.000 soldiers. The report could not be confirmed The newspaper said it believed the mobilization was in connection with Polish-Hungarian ..claims on Ruthenia. autonom-.. ,.ous province of Czechoslovakia. Germany opposes their desire to take over Ruthenia so they will have a common border.
Six divisions have been mobilized already and it was estimated that three more would be mobilized by the end of the week, the News Chronicle said. The nine divisions will total 110,000 men.
BERLIN. Nov. 29—(UP >—The German war almistry today officially denied a London News Chronicle dispatch reporting a new and secret German troop mobilization It said the dispatch was "pure nonsense.”
Stores Burglarized Billy Compton Dies
6 lo p m 6 30 r rn. 12:39 pm. teenth street to the oval. Construe Dry temperature 51 37 J Mon Of curbing Will be
ii 231 step.
Wet temperature Relative humidity
ROTAN. Nov. 29—<Spl.)—Burg- I lary of two Red & White store.-sometime Sunday night is being in- j vestigated by local officers. The J two burglaries netted $94 and $95 Fingerprints were obtained from the two looted cash registers and officers anticipate early arrests.
Billy Compton, 23. son of Mrs. R B. Compton Sr , died at 1:25 o'clock this afternoon at the family residence. 1543 North Second street Funeral arrangements were incomplete at 2 o clock.
Denying allegations by the United States and Britain that Japan Is., violating the open door pledge of the nine-power treaty and monop-lizing trade, the communique said: "Japanese vessels now navigating the Yangtse are transporting munitions and articles necessary to maintenance of the Japanese forces and organizations attached thereto. None is engaged in general trade.”
The communique explained that organizations attached to the armed 1 forces under general mobilization are all official agencies and are considered part of the armed forces. Other persons and organizations, it continued, are permitted to operate in occupied areas on the same ba-I sis in order to speed realizations of the national military objective, which is dei mite and includes re-i construction of the occupied areas ' of China.
It admitted that Japanese vessels are carrying “small quantities'’ of reconstruction material and returning with Japanese goods which are "necessary raw materials for the manufacture of goods to carry on the war.”
A Japanese navy spokesman issued a statement saying:
' We are aware . . . that our forces and their establishments are interfering considerably with third power interests and the liberty of their nationals. , . The situation is an unfortunate result of the hostilities but we fear they must continue as long as there are hostilities.”
•New Attack Spurs Scotland Yard Search for Phantom Slasher
HALIFAX, England, Nov. 29.— (AP)—A stealthy clasher struck in another North England town today as Scotland Yard was at work in
tanicky Halifax seeking a man who as terrified the town with 13 cutting attacks, mostly on women* Winifred Walsh, IS, of Piatt
Bridge, Lancashire, told police a man seized her in the backyard of her home and inflicted a five-inch wound on her arm.
Her assailant’s technique apparently was the same as the Halifax I phantom’s but investigators doubt- j ed if they were the same mqp since \
the towns are 50 railes apart and the slasher was busy in Halifax last night.
The detectives joined with 5,000 town volunteers, who armed themselves with pokers, heavy sticks and Indian clubs for poking into likely hiding places during the night.
crept on victims in dark streets, stabbed quickly with a gle*mir.? I instrument, and fled.
He has made 13 attacks, perhaps starting to retrace his course by attacking Mary Sutcliffe yesterday for the second time. She was his first victim a week ago and is In
chest. Her wrists were slashed last week-
None of the assaults have been fatal.
Halifax, with a population of 98,-000, employed largely in woolen and carpet mills, now is deserted after nightfall except for the roving
For a week now the phantom has the hospital with wounds in the t bands of vigilantes and police.
Moro days to BUY and USE
PROTECT YOUR / HOME -
They teach that prevention of tuber culotte Ie better than cure.
4,000 Bowie-Buc Sects Offered
BRECKENRIDGE, Nov. 29.— Four thousand reserved seats at $1 each for the Rreckenridge-Bowie (El Paso) high school bidistrict football game will go on sale here early Wednesday morning. The teams will meet here Friday at 2 p. rn. There will be plenty of reserved seats along the sidelines if 4.000 do not satisfy the demand, said N. S. Holland, superintendent of the Breckenridge schools.
Waves Pound Ship Info Bits Off California
Weather Blanks Out Radio Beam, Fuel Exhausted
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 — (UP)—Two men, one a paroled convict en route to South America to start life anew and the other the nilot, todav survived the crash of the United Airlines deluxe 14-nassenger “Sky Lounge” into the storm lashed surf of the Pacific ocean off Point Reyes.
The other five aboard the plane were missing and rescuers believed that they had perished, j PASSENGER HUNT
Just before noon coast guardsmen reported sighting two bodies near the wreckage of the plane. The plane, lost over the ocean bcrausc static had wiped out its radio beam during a flight in a rain storm from Seattle to San Francisco, made a crash la -ding in the ocean at an isolated point 30 miles north of the Golden gate. That was at 5:33 a. rn. PST (6:30 a. rn. Abilene time), when its gasoline supply had been exhausted.
Shortly before IO a rn. rescue workers reported to O. C. Richardson. assistant western superintendent of United Airlines here, that they hauled Capt. Charles Stead, the pilot, and Isadore Edelstein, a passenger, up a 500-foot cliff that faced the bay just off Point Reyes. Rescuers had lowered ropes over the cliff to where the planes w*reckage was piled on the rocky beach. Captain Stead was not injured. according to word to Richardson. Edelstein was suffering from severe hurts.
Those missing were:
Ivan B. Hefelbower, 32, San Francisco, a bond broker.
Philip Hart. Portland, executive of a bridge company.
Sidney L Shonts, San Jose, Cal, a mining engineer.
Co-Pilot Lloyd Jones. Portland. Frona Clay, The Dalles, Ore., the stewardess.
Captain Stead told of the battle with the drenching rain and wind storm that preceded the crash. The plane had left Seattle at 8:30 p. rn., had cleared Portland and Medford and then ran into the storm. The radio beam failed and Captain Stead. lost, headed out to sea.
"We just ran out of gas after battling the storm and had to come down.” Stead said after roast guardsmen had pulled him up the ropes to the top of the cliff. He was first noticed walking along the rocky beach. He fainted when hauled over the cliff but was revived quickly.
"Thats all there was to It.” he continued "We sat down about I 1,000 yards off shore, figuring to ride in on the surf.
"My watch stopped at 6:15 a. rn. but it probably stopped sometime after the landing, or when I was thrown into the water.
"We drifted in very easily until we hit the rocks and then we began to go to pieces.
"We got the passengers out on top, then all of us got out with
See PLANE CRASH. Pf. IO, Col. 3
Hotel Requires Syphilis Tests
The Hilton hotel of Abilene has become the first business institution in this region, and one of the first in Texas, to require Wasserman tests of all employes as a means of protecting the public from syphilis and helping to control and stamp out that disease.
Manager Fletcher Brumit said his entire staff had complied with an order recently given all managers of Hilton hotels by C N. Hilton of Dallas, president of Hilton He', is, Inc. Hilton advised managers to have all employes tested within 30 days.
No person, said Brumit, will be employed without first having a thorough examination by a recognized physician. Hilton’s move is one of the first by a prominent business executive to cooperate in Texas with President Roosevelt, the American Medical association and the United States public health service in their nation-wide fight against veneral diseases.
Change in the Bottles