Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Acclaim Free Fair 'Greatest’
In West Texas
'It's Here To Stay/ President Jefferies Declares
Acclaimed the greatest and most successful fair ever held in West Texas, the West Texas Free fair closed last night after
a week’s run.
Six days of entertainment and exhibiting of industrial, commercial and agricultural products that attracted more than 130,000 West Texans, fair officials estimated last night.
"We are extremely pleased with the fair," D. H. Jefferies, fair association president, said last night in closing the books on the 1938 fair, "and we already are making plans for a bigger and better one in 1939 The West Texas Free fair is here to stay."
“The accounting of finances is not yet complete," he said, “but at the present time It looks as if we
Mighty Sheeney midway, greatest and most complete carnival ever to show in Abilene and one of the highlights rf the entertainment program of the 1938 West Texas Free fair, which closed last night, will remain in Abilene through Monday and Tuesday nights, fair rffiraiU announced late yesterday. The extra stay was arranged In an effort to wipe oat part of the deficit Incurred by the fair association on the past week’s fair program.
There will be no show today hut the midway will b In full blast again Monday afternoon and night, Cap!. John Fheesley told fair officials.
RESISTING STRONG PRESSURE WITHIN RANKS-
AFL Seeks Ratification Of CIO Peace Stand
CAN BOMBERS BE ST0PPED1--ARMY GAMES TO GIVE ANSWER TO PROBLEM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8—(^) —Officers said today the army was obtaining from air raid defense maneuvers in eastern North Carolina new light on a vital military question: “Can bombers be stopped?"
Failure of the army's most powerful searchlights at times this week to spot night air raiders flying at altitudes known in advance has hinted a negative answer, already suggested by the damage from air raids
at Barcelona, Hankow and Canton.
Conceding it is posible for single planes to slip through the strongest defenses, coast artillerymen contend nevertheless that bqpibing of any city or fortification may be made so costly It will be abandoned quickly.
To obtain the answer to this and related questions, the army has massed at Fort Bragg the heaviest concentration of anti
aircraft artillery in its history. It includes 24 costly three-inch guns, a score of fcuge searchlights, and more than IOO machine ^uns.
Tuesday night, three Martin bomber planes (which ?he air corps terms obsolescent) flew from Langley field, Va, 180 miles distant, were spotted by searchlights’ and, in theory, barraged by flying steel. Their height. 8.000 feet, and approximate time of arrival were known
Then, under the same conditions, big “fifing fortress" bombers came over. They reached their objective without being spotted or fired upon. They flew at 16,000 to 20,000 feet.
‘By way of rebuttal of tl» air corps’ offensive successes, however, coast artillery gunners contend:
I—A’ 200-mile warning network manned by some 2,000 °
civilians and 1.000 troops was not in operation. Iu gets its firts real test early Monday morning. •
2—Eluding searchlights and guns represented only part of the operation fr®jn a military standpoint. Still to be reckoned with were 70 defending pursuit planes, many of which were aloft Tuesday ready to down any “hostile” plane before its return to its own base.
REVENGING CATHOLIC DEMONSTRATION-
Austrian Nazis Invade Cardinal’s Palace
Furniture Set Afire In Street
JIMMY ROOSEVELT IS RECOVERING
might have a deficit of about $1,500,
“The exhibits and displays this year were better than they ever have been AU in all the fair has been many times more helpful to Abilene and the territory than what It cost."
"Many Abilenians and visitors have told us." Merle Gruver, chamber of commerce and fair secretary, said, "that the fair as a whole is the best ever. Everyone Is well satisfied."
After the closing late last night, exhibitors began tearing down displays and the moving out will continue through today.
This year’s fair contributed more to exhibition of industrial, commercial and agricultural products than any previous fair, officials agreed.
Two complete buildings were allotted to displays of commercial concerns. One building housed exhibits of handicrafts by womens and girls’ organizations. Tractor and implement companies showed their merchandise on a lot. HEREFORD SHOWING
Jimmy Roosevelt, the president’s son, seems to have recovered sufficiently to give a whooping big cheer for some
body during a World series game at Chicago. He is recuperating from an operation.
(Associated Press Photo)
Rodeo Winners Pocket Purses
A. C. Wike Of San Angelo Takes Day Money And Final Grand Championship
T , Cowboys filed through the rodeo office last night to collect tile purses
- ^_*aS 0ne. won during six days of performing here as a part of the West Texas
A. C. Wike of San Angelo, took top day money In bronc riding Sat-
of the most complete showings of Herefords ever seen in this section
Vienna Police Called Out To Quell Rioting
VIENNA, Oct. 8—(AP)—A nazi crowd today smashed most of the windows in Theodore Cardinal Innitzer’s palace and invaded his archepiscopal offices apparently in revenge for a Catholic demonstration last night.
Furniture from the cardinal's palace ,was thrown Into the street and set afire,
A fire-brigade quenched the blaze and police dispersed the demonstrators after an hour’* rioting
Last night police were called out during a hostile demonstration involving Catholic youths who had heard the cardinal preach -a stirring sermon to customers of a nazi-frequented care. 1
Hitler To Speak In Soar Valley
BERLIN. Oct. 8—An—Adolf Hitler sped from his newly acquired Sudentenland todav toward the Saar valley for a speech today in which he was expected to seize upon his close proximity to French territory’ to make another gesture of friendship toward that neighboring democracy.
The fuehrer left behind his army of occupation which moved yesterday into the fifth zone of Sude-tenland. delimited by the international commission in Berlin.
In Berlin itself the government revoked all German passports in the nands of Jews.
The action clogged up the visa machinery of United States consu-
DON'T CRITICIZE LOOKS-
THINGS THAT MEN WONT STAND FOR
-OR SAY 'HORRID'
By MARY ELIZABETH PLUMMER
NEW YORK, Oct. 8.—UP)—What are the things about women that irritate a.man beyond endurance?
Margaret Devereux, author, lists as an example this sort of thing: "Where shall we dine tonight, dear?" (husband.)
“Where would you like to go?" (wife.) ^
“I don’t know dear. Wherever you prefer.”
•Well, you decide.”
“But I asked you, dear."
“I know, but what would you like to do?"
This gets men down, says Mrs. Devereux. In a book, "Your Life As a Woman and How to Make the Most of It." to be published next Tuesday.
Among other things that annoy men acutely are:
Not beinf on time.
Making him or yourself conspicuous in a public place “If you are net seemly and modest in your looks and conduct, he goes to pieces" Criticizing htjp about his personal appearance.
Criticizing his friends.
Picking your own friends to piece* behind flielr hacks and then greeting them with an air of warm admiration.
Indulging in gossip. (A gossip invariably talka too much, which la another trait men detest.")
Prefacing every remark with "Well honestly," or "You know," or "I mean.” ’(It drives him wild.)
A man loathes hearing you say "marvelous'’ or “horrid'’ all the
time. ® ®
“Their dignity and their status must always be maintained.
"Men won t stand for being interrupted. They arc not given to idle remarks. When they speak they intend to have the floor."
Men loathe lack of system and plan—wasted effort, wasted time, wasted money, wasted energy.
Men resist change in their home life. “They wish their daily routine. their personal circle to remain fixed and familiar.
. She asks women, "Could you be your husband's second wife?"
GROUP TO SELECT BRABHAM'S SUCCESSOR MEETS THIS WEEK
McMurry Board President Reports No Student Petitions Presented To Him
. .. i . ._____ __ U4444^ OW4lca W4t3U. a committee of the McMurry none of the petitions circulated by
of the country. Another building , urday night, and his good grade there put him in first plac- for the iates. since several thousand visas college board of trustees name*} to students on the McMurry^ campus
Executive Body Rejects Tobin's Plea For Action
Green Unwilling To Hand Issue To Arbitrator
HOUSTON, Oct. 8—(AP)— American Federation of Labor leaders, apparently resisting: strong pressure within their ranks for immediate renewal of peace talks with CIO, were reported ready tonight to ask the A. F. of L. convention Monday to uphold a policy of waiting for John L. Lewis to make the next peace move. COUNCIL MEETS
Standing between the leadership; and a ratification vote, however, I wa*. Daniel J. Tobin, one of the federations vice presidents, who wants the A F. of L. to do something more than n^erely hold open the door to labor peace.
After a meeting of the executive council earlier in the day which debated Tobin's urgent peace plea to Hie convention Friday and President Roosevelt's expressed hope | that labor leaders would “make and keep the peace." Tobin told re-I porters: ,
"My interpretation is that the president is extremely anxious as a friend of tabor, to bring about unity I in the family of labor in the interests, not only of the workers, but of the public."
The possibility ^that Air. Roosevelt might be drawn into the situation as a mediator or arbitrator was considerably dimmed, however, after A. F of L. President William Green and the council finished their extraordinary session.
Green told reporters the council interpreted the White House message on peace in the labor movement to mean the president did not want the convention to close the door to peace and that labor leaders should avoid Jurisdictional disputes which result in a stoppage of work.
"We are unwilling," Green said, “to submit fundamental and vital questions of administrative control to someone' else for final adjustment."
Green said Tobin's plea for Immediate peace negotiations was before the convention and there was
nothing the council could do about it at this time.
The council's own report on the CIO situation, he said, would be delivered to the convention by the
"Tile convention will take official action. The convention is the supreme authority.”
Greta Garbo, who has always liked to be alone, Is shown aa site arrived in New York after a long stay in Europe, and, of all things, she talked to interviewers. But she wouldn't say anything about her reported romance with Leopold Stow-kowsk.v, the orchestra leader.
(Associated Press Photo)
Italy Approves Munich Peace
Fascist Council Reaffirms Rome And Berlin Axis
ROME. Oct. 9—(Sunday)—LF)— The fasctet grand council early today reaffirmed solidarity of the Rome-Berlin axis and voted “full approval" of Premier Mussolini's participation in the Munich peace
was devoted to Jersies and dairy cattle. Next year the partially finished livestock arena will be available.
A building was given to the poul- day and final.
final grand championship. In second for both day and final money was George Yardley of Roswell, third for both day and finals was Tack
Bolton of Re*. Rock, and Bill Han -, ------
cock of Roswell took fourth money,
try exhibits and another to health displays.
One of the largest carnivals in
Bruce Ross put on one of the best Individual pe formances Saturday night, making a 9.2 time in bli
the world, the Mighty Sheesly Mid- dogging. Gene Hamilton clocked way. played to surging crowds each 1 19.4 and Jimmie Olson was timed at night. I 19.8, Final money went to Russ.
Attractions in front of the grand-' Roy Ross and Charlie Broadnax, in stand were varied from day to day. the order named There were two matinee perform
Vehicles Crush Knox City Man
KNOX CITY, Oct. 8 —(Spl)—El-
issued -recently will b? worthless unless they are excluded from the order of the German ministry of interior. Consulate officials asked the ministry for an early conference.
select a successor to’ President asking that Dr Brabham s resig-Thomas W Brabham, who resign- nation be rejected had been pre-ed Friday, will meet eat'y this'week sented to him. Meanwhile, students who started the petitions reaffirmed their intention to present
Tile convention, however, will not conference which partitioned
have a chance to vote on two Czechoslovakia. '
them to trustees when the desired 400 student signers were obtained.
to begin deliberations.
W. J. Fulwller chairman of the five-man committee, was out of town Saturday, and could not be reached for a statement or for deflate date of 4he groups first con-
f'r,nce Exes Called For
the lead in the movement.
See FAIR, Pg. 14, Col. 7
Vote Consolidation Of Haskell Schools
■ HASKELL. Oct. 8-Voters of four normed earlv
Haskell county independent school* He fdded that elbe Meeting Monday
resolutions bearing directly on the A. F of LV-CIO conflict, q John J. Prey, secretary of the resolutions committee, said delegates from the stove mounters’ union and the hotel and restaurant
The grand council sent "greetings of comradshlp to legionnaires about to be returned home from Spain after 18 months of hard campaigning."
(Italy made known Saturday that
Men of the dormitory are taking.i employees alliance, requested their Italian troops, estimated privately
resolutions for peace with the CIO to number 10,000, would be with-be withdrawn and expunged from drawn soon from the Spanish in-
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
ASPERA GNT — Another Stonewall County Jubilee will be held November 3.4 and 5. since the first, held in June, was hindered by rain.
LAMESA — Dawson county fair will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
MONAHANS - Ward County-Pecos Valley fair will be held Friday and Saturday.
SNYDER—Scurry county food products show will be held Friday and Saturday.
STANTON—Martin county road bond election will be held Saturday.
HASKELL—Central West Texas Fair will open October 19.
Finals money in-calf roping was mer Corlef, about 55, of Knox City, districts approved today consolida- ln nrifi tn mind' ... .. „
pocketed I Slim Whale.- of Pe- was near death tonight In a local Hon of schools at Weinert. committee has . All MrMurry col.ege exes and
1 - 1 the just, now for Dr. Braonanrs sue- ajunWU jn Abilene and surrounding
cessor. territory are urged to attend ’A
Slim Whaley of
trolia. with J. O. Warren of Baird i hospital from injuries received in j Weinert polled 49 votes for second, Ace Henson of Carter, I a mishap about a mile south of here consolidation and nthe aganst; Lake
Okla., third and Hugh Posey, I in which four machines were in- Creek. 21 for, 15 against; Lone Star,
Hobbs, fourth. Day money went to volved. 49 for, 14 against and Pleasant View.1 leered by November 17. in time for
Warren, with an 18; Posey, 19; corlev was crushed between a 32 for arid 30 against. Jota! vote was official approval of the Northwest
Whaley, 21; and La Vega White, 25. Pa(?e Motor coach and a pickup at ISI for and 59 against. Texas Methodist conference Iboard
Steer riding, a day money event, g 30 ocloek at the scene of an ac- Pupils of the four schools will of education when the (onierenc found Sylvester Roane taking first, trident a few minutes before In which start school' Monday at Weinert.I convenes in annual meeting
British Sovereigns To Visit Canada
LONDON Oct. 8.
The new president must be se- called meeting at the Wootea hotel I George VI and Queen Elizabeth will
Monday night at 7:30 o'clock, become the first reigning British The meeting has been called by sovereigns ever to set foot in “the Earl Harris, vice president of the new world'* b>; a visit to Canada Abilene Ex-Students association of, uext summer which may take them McWfttrry, in "the absence of Wylie »o .the United States
The council said also it “categorically reaffirms necessity of the battle for economic Independence of the nation" ordering the battle accelerated and conducted “with extreme energy.”
Fascism s supreme policy-making body then adjourned until Oct. 18.
Ask FDR's Help
FORT WORTH, Oct. 8.—(Upl
and Tack Bolton and Shorty .Hill splitting third and fourth purses.
no one was seriously hurt.
with eight school buses
furnishing Memphis. The same body will take caffey, president. Harr# urgently A brief official announcement to- The executive council of the Oil
; transportation Two more buses will final action on the resignation of requested that alumni in adjacent day from Balmoral castle in Scot- Workers international union, a CIO
light automobile given by Leo bP Rddo(^ npxt week A11 of thp Dr Brabhnm at that time. It will towns join those In Abilene at the land said the British rulers would affiliate, today called upon President
Crap Gama On Truck Pinched
HOUSTON, Oct. 8 —(>P)— Patrolmen C. T. Bigley and C. E. Marks were wooing their beat today when a grap game rolled past them. •
The two policemen arrested seven men for shooting dice in a truck as it mowed down the street. a
Dumas riad collided with Corley's truck. Drivers of other machines, including Earnest Teaff of Knox City, in a light pickup, stopped to investigate the accident. Soon after, the Page bus crashed into the pickup. pinning Corley between, according to reports received here.
Dr. T„ S. Edwards, who attended Corley-, said he received a serious 4Rull fracture and a
schools have been closed several become effective December I.
weeks for the cotton picking season. I Besides Fulwiler. Dr. W. M.
Murrell, president 01 the McMurry board, named H. 6, Wooten and E. R. McDaniel of Abilene, Dr. O.
P. Clark of Lubbock and the Rev.
C. R. Hooten of Plainview to select Brabham's successor Dr, Murrell said last night that
Rebll Plane Bombs Train, 60 Killed
BARCELONA,'Oct. 8-/P>-Bixty pencils were reported killed and more than IOO Injured today when concussion of I an insurgent warplane bobbed a I the brain. His entire body was badly Barcelona-bound passenger train bruised, th*.,physician said. He con- near San Vicente De Calders, 20 ceded Corley little chance to recov- miles northeast of the port city of er • Tarragona.
WITH U. S. SPENDING 9 BILLIONS—
SPRING PEAK CHARTED FOR'BUSINESS STIMULATION -DRIVE
WASHINGTON, Oct. g.—— Federal statisticians charted a spring peak today for the business stimulation efforts of the current spending program.
By January I, they said, most of the work-producing projects should be under way and by April I the maximum payrolls on federal and federally-financed projects should be attained.
Not counting the multi-million lending activities of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, the government proposes to spend $9,000,000,000 this fiscal year — the largest peace-time budget In history.
Actual disbursements so far since July I, the beginning of the fiscal year, amount to $2,398,511,-000, which was $806,926,000 In
excess of Income.
Aside from the ordinary activities of the government the bulk of the huge budget this year is going into WPA payrolls, PW A projects and naval construction.
WPA, by spending $598,495,000 in three months, has built its rolls from 2,806,000 to a record
high of 3.120,036,
The WPA roll is expected by some authorities to rise to about 3.200,000 during the winter and slacken off in the spring when, they say, the combined influence of better business and seasonal jobs should provide private employment for many now on work relief-
Kent County Fair Attracts Throngs
JAYTON, Oct. 8 —<Spl.)—Record crowds attended the annual two day Kent county fair w$)ich closed tonight.
The fair opened yestefttay with a downtown parade and noon barbecue. Rodeo events, saddle horse races and a football game between —————— ————— Jayton anfj peacock, which Jayton
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Stlinda, : conHniwd _ Motif fat* ^ Rn£j Rn amateur Contest OU the
city square drew a large crowd.
Goat roptng, saddle horse races, a terrapin race and an amateur polo game followed by another dance tonight completed the two day fair.program
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make the precedent-shattering trip Roosevelt to act as mediator in “in the early summer" and spend settling differences between the AFL “about three weeks" in Canada I and CIO.
J AGAINST POLAND, HUNGARY—
Rutheiiian Representatives Vote To Stay.Within Czechoslovakia
PRAGUE. Oct. 8—(kPV-Parliamen-, Czecholsovakia became increasing-tary representatives of Ruthenio to-; ly gloomy and resentful as German day vote<i for their mountainous and Polish troops pushed further eastern district to remain within j into the country, dwindling Czechoslovakia against phc influential newspaper Prager the wishes of Poland and Hungary. I SRid b Monday. German
A conference of the Rutheman * . ... ,onrtft
representatives urged that autonomy i fr°°Ps have ocrupie^ 28,000
be granted Ruthenia (sub-Carpathian Russia) similar to the self-government set up this week for the Slovaks.
Hlfhoat and l«»*«t t*mp*rat«rf, in # n.
yntnrdv. ?« and sn: am* hat* a ,*a* careened into a tref on Highway 5 ago, Al and SA: tani't y**l*rday. 8:15; anuria* today, 8:30: ituirt tod*), 8.14.
Hits Tree, Dies
WICHITA FALLS, Oct. 8 —(TP)—
Ted South. 31. Oklahoma City salesman, died in a hosiptal here at 7:15 o'clock tonight, five hours after the automobile in which he was riding CzechOiSovakia from Soviet Russia
with whom she has’ a mutual as about two miles west of Henrietta. 1 sistance pact
square kilometers (10,811 sq. miles) of Czechoslovakia’s border regions.
Czechoslovakia replied to Reichs-fuehrer Adolf iHtier’s assertion he
Poland has demanded Ruthenia did not want any Czechs in lands
be ceded to Hungary thus giving Poland and Hungary a common frontier and further cutting off
ceded him by issuing large colored maps showing 850,000 Czechs will be under domination of the German military by the end of occupation, while Czechoslavakia will still have 250,000 Germans.