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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' NEWSPAPER®{je abilene Reporter -Juntas ISH'WITHOUT,    OR    W    IHI    OFT    TS    ST,    TO    FRIENDS OR TOTS WF    SKI'.I Cl I YOUR WORLD I X'ACTLY AS    COLS. "-Byron. VOL. LVIII. NO. 183. Annrlilfd Prm (An ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1938.—TEN PAGES. ewi <t Pi PRICE PIVE CENT8, Formal Opening Million-A-Year Program To Cultivate Latin America Drafted By Inter-Government Group Of Agriculture Building Near Commissioners Set Aside $150 For Ceremony Opening of Taylor county'* new agriculture buildin*r will be form-ally effected December 14. 15 or 15, Judge Lee R York Mild Tuesday. The new two-*tory stone structure is essentially complete, lacking only Installation of doors, window blinds and furniture Contract for installation of Venetian blinds for the windows was let Tuesday to the Abilene Shade and Awning company. on a bld of $180 The commissioners’ court has appropriated $150 for financing $he opening ceremony. A dedicatory and open-house program will be brid. with refreshmenta served all guest*. Souvenir pictures of the building will be distributed. Lower floor of the building provides an entrance lobby, two rooms for the county agent, a combination workroom and auditorium tor AAA employes, and office and kitchen for the home demonstration agent. Second floor has about a dozen rooms, to be occupied by farm security adminstration, commodity credit corporation, Taylor County Agricultural association, works progress administration, old age assistance commission, and possibly others The building was erected by WPA through lier of county and federal funds and materials salvaged from the old Taylor county Jail standing im the same sit*. Cost to the county, including furnishing, has been less than $10,-000, said Judge York This was obtained from Issuance of waramts, all of which will be paid off next February ‘ One of the good things about the building is that it has been built on a cash basis,” pointed out Judge York. "Interest will be paid only for the few months that the warrant* were out, and after February the county will owe no more on the building " State agricultural officials who have inspected the building say that no county in Texas has a better structure dedicated to that use. The building was erected to make more room in the county courthouse for state and federal agencies for which the county has been paying rents in private office buildings Strawn Seeks Writ To Bar Ranger Dam AUSTIN. Nov. 29—</P>—The town of Strawn in Palo P nto county today filed a suit in district court herr asking an injunction to restrain the town of Ranger in Eastland county from erecting a dam across Russell creek near Ranger. Strawn officials claimed, among other things, the structure would harm its water supply drawn from a lake on the stream. WASHINGTON, Nov. NMA*) —A $1,000 000-a-yrar program, designed to draw the American republics closer together and help checkmate any Inroads by totalitarianism, was announced tonight by a committee of government leaders. It was regarded as a sweeping reply to the challenge of European efforts to invade Latin America with political, cul tural and economic philosophies of old world dictatorship. Among steps suggested were these: The dispatch of many American cultural groups to sister republics in the western hemisphere; training of Latin American .scholars and technicians in government branches here; cooperation in radio, aviation and highway development; a study of Latin American resources and possibilities; distribution of American literature and state documents in Latin cooperation; and stimulation of American travel in countries to the south. The program covered 74 sepa republics In a report to President Roosevelt Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles was chairman ABOARD S S. SANTA C LARA EN ROI TF, TO LIMA, Peru, Nov. 29.— <AP) — Secretary Hull announced today his intention to rail on President Arosemena of Panama when this ship, carrying the United States delegation to the Pan-American con errnre, makes its first stop at Cristobal. C\ Z., tomorrow. America; display of American films in Latin America, and a film on Latin America in this country; public health service rate proposals, all non-milltary. It was made public by the imer-departmenfal committee on cooperation with the American of the committee which recommended a budget of $998,804 for the first fiscal year. This money would be allocated to 13 government departments and agencies for their widespread activities which would be coordinated by the state department. The committee made clear that its program contemplates the voluntary cooperation of the other republics, but that no compulsion was implied "Committee discussions," the report said, "were based cm the premise that new world republica have the same aspirations; that the welfare of the community of American nations demands their increasingly close and friendly association, and that through a program of practical, reciprocal cooperation the fulfillment of our common American ideals can be brought appreciably closer to achievement. xxx" AS GENERAL STRIKE BECOMES EFFECTIVE Frances Army Takes Over Public Services Keeping Hands Off Chicago Mayoralty Race — VOTERS RESENT OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE IN POLITICS-FARLEY CHICAGO, Nov. 29— —The people In the nation's states and cities, James A Farley said today, ‘‘resent outside interference” in their political affairs. The chairman of the democratic national committee so informed reporters during a recess in his round of private conferences with western leaders of the party. He made the statement in defining his “hands oft” attitude toward the democratic mayoralty primary here next February, when asked if he would take a hand in the selection of a candidate. Farley, who invited democratic chieftains of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and all states west of the Mississippi river to share counsel with him on his two-day visit here, received the various state delegations separately. At a luncheon, Farley urged them to “do everything possible to bring about victory in 1940" He opined "strong opposition’ would make the contest "interesting.” Some of the losses in the recent elections, he said, could be blamed I upon overconfidence and local situation* over which the party a* a I whole had no control. Pointing out that democrat* have a substantial majority in the house and senate, he expressed the hope that harmony would prevail and that both houses would “go along with the president and his program ” WITH JURY DEADLOCKED ON THIRD Two Convicted In U. S. Spy Trial Wildcat Opens Big Spring Death Adjudged Suicide BIO .SPRING. Nov. 29—(IP)—W A Oilmour. about 85. was found shot to death in his bed today and Justice of the Peace Joe Faucett returned a verdict of suicide. Gilmer had beeh bedfast seven months. He* operated a plumbing shop until ill health forced his retirement. Pershing In Hospital SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 29— '/Pi— Gen. John J. Pershing, world war commander of the American armies, was admitted this artemon to the station hospital. Fort Sam Houston, for what hospital officials said was a "check up." His condition was described as being satisfactory and nothing alarming WATCH THE LABEL ON YOUR PAPER If you receive this newspaper by mail, watch the date on the pink label and renew your subscription several days before it expires. Your subscriptions are stopped on date of expiration. Bargain Rate Now In Effect ONE YEAR By MAIL . . $495 INCLUDING SUNDAYS 1 Subscriptions over 200 miles irom Abilene require 15c per month extra postage ) ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Over 21,000 Daily Witness Called Liar In Charge Judge Advises Jury To Study Story With Care NEW YORK, Nov. 29— (AP) — Red haired Johanna Hofmann German ship coiffeuse, and Otto Herman Voss, airplane mechanic, were convicted by a. federal court jury tonight of conspiring to steal military secrets of the United States. JURY RETIRES Unable to reach a verdict on the case of a co-defendant. Erich Glaser, former army air corps private, the Jury retired at midnight with instructions to resume deliberations at lo a. rn., tomorrow. Judge john C. Knox climaxed the seven weeks’ trial with an hour-and-10-minute charge to the Jury. U. S. Attorney Lamar Hardv urged a guilty verdict “in order to cut the lines of communication.” The government, he said, would not deny the three defendant* were "obscure’’ in comparison with four officials of the German war ministry snd others named in the indictment. STRESSES OBSCURITY ’ But in their obscurity lies their value.” he said. They are part of a far-flung system maintained by the German intelligence service, and it is up to you to decide whether the link in their chain shall be broken whether the source of supply shall be cut off and the lines of com rn unication severed.'' Key witness against them in the long-drawn trial was Guenther Gustav Rumrich, 32. U. S. army deserter and confessed German agent, who was scathingly described by defense lawyers as a "phychopathic spy catcher'' and a “beermug romancer.'* He pleaded guilty at the outset of the trial. Judge Knox said in hi* charge that he regarded Rumrich In several phases of testimony as an unmitigated liar” and urged the jury to examine his story "with the utmost discrimination." AS MRS. BERRY LEAVES COURT * v a •„ iv ' ‘ # - f . ' ^ i jlf%i....... ................ i rn ■Bl] rn " ■"; ^ • rn i. 7 & fife’. ■    I % ■    t , WL • * • rn ” I I x*4 ’, ■ 7, % & J • w * M ** Mrs Kent W. Berry (left), Is shown leaving court with her mother, Mrs. Edward Kelvin, after hearing a Jury convict her husband. Dr. Kent W. Berry, on a kidnap-tourture charge atJ Olympia, Washington. (Associated Press Photo). FDR Names Navy Surgeon General WARM SPRINGS. Ga , Nov 29— —President Roosevelt announced today die appointment effective Dec I, of Dr. Ross T. Mclntiie, White House physician, as surgeon general of the navy with the rank of rear admiral. He also named Rep. Edward C. Eicher, Iowa democrat, a member of the federal securities and exchange commission, but said he had not decided on an appointment to the supreme court to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Ambassador Not To Return Now' WARM SPRING. Ga . Nov 29 — r/pi—America's diplomatic relations with nazi Germany will remain in status quo, at least until further official conferences in Washington. I President Roosevelt indicated today He disclosed also at a press con- I ference that Joseph P. Kennedy , ambassador to Great Britain, would I ; come home shortly on leave. Kennedy has been participating in international efforts to find havens for Jewish and other persecuted groups fleeing central Europe. The president said he had made a general check-up in his conference heer on the minority problem that resulted in the summoning home from Berlin of Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson. Asked flatly whether Wilson would 1 go back to his Dost, the president replied "not now.” William Philios, ambassador to Italy who is in the United States on i leave and who participated in the diplomatic conferences here Sunday j and Monday, will sail to return to his post about Dec. IO the president i said Guard Women From Slasher HALIFAX. England, Nov. 29— UP) —Club-swinging volunteer patrolmen tonight hustled frightened women through the gloomy by-ways of this old Yorkshire town, where Scotland Yard detectives hunted a “vaccinator’’ blamed for repeated nightly slashings. Chief Inspector Salisbury called in police reinforcements from neighboring districts to halt the curious terror caused by a smooth-faced, pop-eyed youth who wears no shoes and carries a safety razor to gash the arms of girls. An attack in a town 50 miles away last night and the frequency of slashings in Halifax itself led police to believe tile "vaccinator'' had an accomplice or an imitator. The attack, at Plattbridge, Lancashire, was the 14th, the others being at Halifax. Tonight social events were postponed, moving picture theaters were almost empty, and suburban streets were deserted save for patrolling volunteers. Haskell Pool Abilene Operator Recompletes Test; Potential 70 Bbls. Recompletkm of the P S Kendrick No. I T O. Hendrick, southeastern Haskell county wildcat teat about eight miles east of the Pardue pool and northeast of the Avoca and Ivy fields, ha* been accepted by the district office of the railroad commission as the opener of a new oil pool. The test, formerly Kendrick and Fam-McGaha Oil Corporation No. I Hendrick, reported to the commission yesterday a potential production of 70 barrels net oil and 117 barrels of water pumped in 17 hours and 30 minutes. The potential test was discontinued at that time for lack of storage. Water production averaged 63 per cent. Production is from what is believed to be the Cross Cut sand, drilled from 2,692 to 2,707 feet, total depth. No production ts found within 50 miles of the well from the same horizon, it was said. The wildcat was started last February as a Palo Pinto lime project, but sruck the oil saturated sand, showing for about IOO barrels daily in June. It developed water and initial plug-back jobs failed to shut It off. The test was drilled ahead, and later was temporarily abandoned. Kendrick. Abilene operated, assumed contract and recompleted the test. Location is 1,320 feet from the west and 2.590 feet from the south lines of the J. A. Matthews abstract 858. Indianola railway survey No. 104. Organize To Control Gaudalupe Waters BRADY. Nov 29.—<Spl )—The Guadalupe Creek Watershed Association, for the purpose of conserving and controling water and checking soil erosion in the northwest part of McCulloch county, and with the idea of Joining the Central Colorado River Authority, has been formed by citizens of that section. A tentative constitution was drawn up by G. Y. Lee of Eden, and it wax presented to the citizenship at the meeting at Salt Gap. Calm Prevails As Switchover Is Accomplished Dandier Directs Troops, Guards To Keep Order PARIS. Nov. 30 —(Wednes-day) —(AP)—Labor’i ‘ showdown ’ general strike against Daladier* economic decrees became effective today as the French army took over operation of public services throughout France. INDUSTRIES GUARDED The switchover from regular civilian operations to military control wa* accomplished by the armed forces at midnight with complete calm prevailing throughout the country, according to preliminary report* Strong forces of troop* and mobile guards were stationed in Paris with stem instructions from Daladier to preserve order. The battling premier declared his methods were necessary to break the one-day strike which he said was inspired by element* "rising against the laws of the republic.’* In addition, thousands of soldiers mounted guard in industrial regions of the country to back up the government in its determination to suppress the country-wide walkout ordered by the General Confederation of Labor which boasts 5,000.000 members. , Labor called the walkout as a protest a? Daladier's decree laws suspending the 40-hour week and imposing other measures which it wa* contended worked against the poor. ARMY CONTROL EXTENDED Decrees Issued today extended military control of railways to subways. buses, gas, water, light, mail, telegraph and telephone services. The measures placed workers under orders of military authorities and required them to stay at their post*. Troop* and police were rushed to labor centers, where thousands of mobile guards and gendarmes were massed. Daladier let it be known the strike would be a showdown between the government, assisted by the army and suported by center and rignt parties, and labor, which has the strong working class backing of leftist complexion. He warned that the “fate of the regime and the nation miy be at stake” His report to President Lebrun declared "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.'’ MASS MEETING CALLED— Socialist members of the chambet of deputies voted late today to invite all deputies, regardless of party, See FRANCE, Pf. IO. Col. 5 With Aberdeen-Angus Steer— GIRL EXPO WINNER —She Purchased For $60 CHICAGO, Nov. 29-—AP -The highest livestock award of the international livestock exposition was won today by a 14-year-old high school girl with an Aberdeen-Angus steer the bought last January I for $80 Competing against some of the country'* outstanding livestock breeders, Irene Brown of Aledo. Ill, led Mercer, her 21 month* old Jet black, j 1.133 pound steer into the ring, and after critical examination William J. Cumber, expert livestock judge, selected her entry the grand cham-! pion steer of tile show. Thus, a steer that weighed SM pound* when Miss Brown bought him and was fed as a 4-H club project, was elevated to livestock stardom, and it was the first time a 4-H club girl had won the award. Master of Oklahoma, another Aberdeen-Angus steer, exhibited by Oklahoma A. A M college, was selected the reserve grand champion Mercer’s reign aa grand champion will be brief. Thursday he will go on the auction block to be knocked down to the highest bidder. Miss Brown will receive a handsome sum for him. Last year's grand champion brought $2.35 a pound. Miss Brown, youngest of six children, expect* ta use the money she receives for Mercer to go to college. The grand champion barrow of the abow wa* a heavyweight Berkshire. shown by Pennsylvania state college. The championship of Hereford steers went to tha Wyoming Hereford ranch. Cheyenne, on W H. R. Zenith Domino Sixth Clifford Jordon of Art, Texas, won the reserve championship of the breed. Oil Fete Ducats On Sale Today Membership Banquet-Program To Cap WCTOG Convention Here December IO Abilene chamber of commerce, through it* ticket, selling delegate* appointed by the oil and gas committee, will launch a drive this morning to make the seventh annual convention of the West Central Texas OU A Gas association December IO the most outstanding gathering of its kind in Texas. The ticket sellers, under chairmanship of Vie Behrens, will open a campaign this morning at IO o’clock from the offices of the chamber of commerce to sell Abilenians 800 ducats to the membership banquet-program, slated for 8:30 o'clock December IO as the climax of the conclave. Plans of the association call for 700 out-of-town guest* snd visitors, and the committee seeks to have a | - ---.................................................................................................—- ---- The Weather Suspenders Promised For Girls Wearing Strapless Evening Gowns To Seattle Ball SEATTLE, Nov. 29—(AP)—Tile University of Washington “varsity ball" committee banned strapless evening gowns today as "immodest ” “If any girl appears at the ball Friday night in one of those terrific creations." warned Chairman Larry McIntosh, "the committee at the door will see she dons a pair of old-fashioned suspenders.” Reaction was immediate. Miss Dorothy Seaman announced she would wear a strapless gown Friday night and added: “I’d like to see anyone make us wear suspenders. It would be a better idea for McIntosh to stand at the door with a box of garters for all men who come to the dance with their socks dangling, ’ May See Through Blind Man s Eye SAN ANTONIO. NOV. 29- -Pi — Part of a blind mans eye today brought sight to a woman for the first time in 16 years even before the delicate operation of transplanting the cornea was completed. “I can see your hand,” exclaimed Mrs. Mary Lee Bode while the surgeon stitched in place the cornea from the eye of Tony de Los Santos. The surgeon, who declined to permit his identity to be made public, was reluctant to term the operation a success immediately. Mooney Counsel Files New Plea WASHINGTON. Nov. 29 — Counsel for Tom Mooney filed another plea with the supreme court today in an effort to obtain release of the California convict from San Quentin penitentiary. John F Finerty, Washington at-! torney, said in the newest petition that a pardon application would be filed with the newly elected governor of California. Culbert Olson, J when he is inaugurated next Jan-I uary 3. Stock Yards Peace Parley Recessed CHICAGO. Nov 29- Pi—Effort* | to bring about a quick settlement of a paralyzing strike at the Chicago | stock yards failed today. A peace conference attended bv representatives of the CIO packing house workers organizing committee, spokesmen for the Union Stock Yards company and federal and state conciliators was recessed un-l til next Monday I HI LE NE IMI VICINITY: lair W-d and Thursday. KANT TEXAN:    lair U-dni-yday and Thursday; warmer near the upper e<ia»t Wednesday. Gentle mot and MHith<*a»t windy Kit the <-<»a»t. HI >T TEXAS:    Cair Wedneada* and rtinrydiir; warmer In *outhe»<it portion IV edneaday. TEMPEH VTI RES A M.    HOI    K    P.    M til •it •it HA Hi Vt SI Id .IS larger attendance of home-towner*. I The ticket* sell for $1 each. The banquet will be of wild game, deer snd elk. Program is to Include a “variety revue” for entertainment, followed by an address presenting Coke Stevenson, lieutenant governor-elect. Divided into teams for complete canvass of the business district of the town will be the following salesmen: Vie Behrens, chairman, C. E Adams, Rush Allison. H D. Austin. Jack Barnes, Dave Barrow Jimmie Bateman, Max Bentley, A. E. Boggs. Grover Brock. Tom Brownlee, Fletcher Brumit, Ray Clark, Cecil I Chenoweth, Eddie Cockerell. E M. Collier, L. P. Cook. W Willis Cox. L. W Davis, Charles Dick. Carrol Dickenson, Charlie Ellis. Mac Ep-len. Tom Eplen, Charlie George. Bd Grissom, R. H. Gray, Elbert Hall, Ben Hayward. Carl Hulsey, Lester Humphrey, Hubert Ing:a-ham. L. B Jackson, Walter Jarrett, Roland Jones. Ross Jennings, Charles Lacy, R. B. Leach, N W McCormick, Howard McMahon. Hollis Manly, E H. Moore, Jack Minter, Frank Myers, Grover Nelson, W W Phillips, Bob Rankin. Gregory Rowe, George Shahan, M. Shaw, E. H. Sheppard, Jim Shelton, W. R. Sibley, Jack Simmons, Hud- I son Smart, Lon Steffens. Esco Walter, O. C. Williams, Bud Wilson, E • G. Wood, Sterling Wooten, Dub Wooten. W, P. Wright, Dub Wristen, Cuero 26th Voting To Use CRA Power CUERO. NOV 29— (AP) — Cuero voted today for municipal operation of it* light and power system and use of Colorado River authority electricity. Cuero became the 26th Central Texas city voting to use CRA power SH    ..........    .    H ........ VO     ....... 9    ......... it .........  is       — So    ....... ll      — Midnight    41.    Niton    A1 Migh-yt    an*    Inwrtt iHinirritarr. to 9 p. rn. tMtrrdiy, HA »•>* AH; winr do r a • •-ar ago, Hit and A*; iimvl >*•-•-• lay. ASA; *unrt«* toda>. 7:21; luoart today. A AV. Train Bombed MADRID. Nov 29—4P'—Insurgent sir raiders attacked a passenger train in government Spam today and killed eight persons and wounded 50. including 19 women and children. 104th Jurors Find 13 Bills Grand Jury In 104th district eourt was excused Tuesday after turning in 13 Indictments. Robert Jackson, negro, was billed for murder in connection with the shooting of Carey Woodert*. negro woman. Four indictment* were returned against Otto Knight of Abilene, who was billed in three cases of burglary and one of felony theft. Indictment* for driving while intoxicated named Frank Corn. George Jeter and Joe Collins. Collins was also billed for failure to stop And render aid. a* was George Collins. The Collinses were billed in connection with an accident in which Ellis Grisham of Abilene was struck and knocked unconscious by an automobile on November IO. Noble Squires and Jerry Faubion were named in bill* alleging felony theft. A man not in custody was indicted for child desertion. Germany Increases Army Four Corps BERLIN, Nov 29—>.T0—Germany s standing army has been increased by four corps, the press disclosed today. The nazi reich now is generally credited with a peacetime army of approximately 1,000,000 men as compared with about 800.000 before the world war. This is second only to Soviet Russia, which ha* a peacetime army of 1,300,000). Sharp Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles LOS ANGELES. Nov 39.—— Christmas shoppers were frightened and housewives were startle*, a* a sharp earthquake shook Los .angeles today. For Board s Annual Report— FDR CLASSES COHON EXCHANGE WITH USCC WARM SPRINGS. Ga., Nov 29— I _ President Roosevelt today ! classed the board of directors of the New Orleans cotton exchange with : the United States chamber of commerce and the National Manufacturers’ association because, he said, It called the farm problem a critical one but proposed no solution. Before discussing the working of the crop control law with Chn’*-| man Marvin Jones (D-Tex) of the I house agriculture committee, the I chief executive told a press confer-' enee he had only read hurriedly the newspaper accounts of the ex-; change's annual report. He asked reporters if the exchange had a plan to suggest and when informed it had set forth certain basic principles'’ without proposing a solution, commented it was the same old story. , One of the five “basic principles’’ outlined by th* New Orleans exchange board was that as long-as the ! farmer buys in a protected market and sells in a free one he "must be I compensated va some manner to meet world conditions, if he Is to receive a fair return for his labor ’* The board also declared, and the president said he had noted it. that crop control “must be continued until our present surplus La reduc-! ed to normal proportions.** ;