Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LV111, NO. 138.
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GOES ON TRIAL
Bars Rearrest Of Arthur Huey
Prison Officials Held Guilty Of Contempt, Fined
GROESBECK. Ort. 15.—(SP)—District Judge Fountain Kirby today enjoined Texas penitentiary officials and state peace officers from rearresting Arthur Huey, whose order of release from the penitentiary was termed invalid today in proceedings brought by the state at Stinnett.
District Clerk H C. Fitzgerald said Mack Gates of Huntsville, attorney for Huey. a replied for the writ as soon as he learned the outcome of the Stinnett case.
At Stinnett, District Judge Curtis Douglas held Warden W. M. Waid and General Manager O. J. E. El-lingson of the prison system guilty of contempt for releasing Huev as ordered in a writ of habeas corpus issued by Judge Kirby, and fined them $10 each.
He held them in continuing contempt until they purged themselves by apprehending Huey.
Judge Douglass in his ruling said, however, the officials’ action was not wilful, And that it was the opinion of his court that the writ issued in the Limestone county district court was valid.
Then followed the action here. DOUGLASS RULING
Judge Douglass said it was the court's opinion that if Judge Kirby's action in issuing a writ of habeas corpus ordering Huey s release was valid, “then the laws passed by our legislature and the decrees made by our courts are nothing more or less than a farce and a nulity.”
Huey, former tax assessor-collec-tor of Hutchinson county, was convicted of embezzlement of county funds, but contended he was restrained illegally.
Huey was given a fair and impartial trial, Judge Douglass said, however, and had been duly convicted in accordance with the law.
The court further said it was “convinced'’ the proceedings in Limestone county, “to say the least,’ ; were in the nature of star chamber
WOMAN'S BODY UNEARTHED IN DUNE
Nazi Press Opens Attack On Baruch; Jcadg Leaders He Advocates Special Armament Tax
Officers dug up the dismembered body of Minnie Gotthardt, dance hall employe, while a negro man. Cliff Wheeler, later charged with the murder, watched. The victim, whose body was unearthed in a sand
dune near Ingleside, Texas, was an employe of Joe Ball, tavern keeper who killed himself when officers sought to question him about the disappearance of several women. The bodies of two have been found. (Associated Press Photo.)
MUNICH. Oct. 15—(A*)—Germany looked tonight for quick adaptation of Czechoslovakia to her hegemony and to settlement of Hungary's claims for Czechoslovak territory on the same basis as Germany acquired the Sudetenland.
At the same time the German press ceased attacks on Czechoslovakia and opened up instead with criticism of Bernard M. Baruch, former chairman of the United States war industries board.
Even the semi-official diplo-matlsch Politische Korrespon-denz joined the chorus.
• Baruch declared in Washington Friday that Germany had not gained all raw materials or markets she needed and said “the threat to the United States from Germany Is in South America and is real and immediate.”)
“His charges,” the publication asserted, ‘further constitute a systematic campaign of casting suspicion on the German reich with the South American states and to disturb the beginnings of exchange of goods profitable to both."
It said it took satisfaction, however, in the fact President Roosevelt did not associate himself with Baruch's strictures.
Hitler, according to Germans in touch with the situation, did not designate in his conferences yesterday with Czech and Hungarian officials which cities,
towns and villages should be regarded as Hungarian but insisted the same yardstick be applied on the Hungarian-Czechoslovak border as was used in the Sudeten district.
Pay Bill Ourselves, Financier Urges
NEW YORK. Oct. 15— (SA— Bernard M. Baruch, in an interview today in which he amplified his views on building America s defensive forces, advocated a special tax to meet the cost of increased armaments.
The tall, white-haired financier—who, as chairman of the war industries board, was in charge of mobilizing the nation's industry in the world war—said the levy “should be heavy enough to meet the cast of preparedness, whatever the cost may be.”
“We should not pile the burden of paying for these armaments on to the shoulders of coming generations,” Baruch contended. “We should pay the bill ourselves. Congress. I believe, should enact whatever form of levy it thinks best to pay for the new expenditures.
“I am not prepared, nor Is it my business, to say how all of this money shall be raised, xxx
“Some of the expense possibly can be met by transferring expenditures from PW A and WPA
to the defense program.
“The cost of building up our national defenses will be high, undoubtedly several billions of dollars before it Is through, but it is a price we must pay if we are going to make the voice of America a voice of authority in world affairs. The aggressive nations of the world pay heed to only one thing — force and might.”
Referring to the statements in the German press that he was mixed up in a “Jewish plot” to influence President Roosevelt, Baruch said:
“I am not going to engage in name-calling or personalities. I have only one interest—that of America, xxx
“At the Versailles peace conference, where I was economic advisor to the American delegation, and chairman of its economic section. I fought consistently for better terms for defeated Germany.”
All of this, he said, “Is beside the point.”
'"ITje big thing Is this—after Munich, what do we fare?
“Germany, Japan and Italy are thoroughly armed, or as well armed as their resources permit. They are looking around the world, and have been for some time, for new fields of resources to control.
“It is in the Americas—north and south—where the great future development of the world will take place”
AS ANNUAL CASH CONTRIBUTION—
ACC Receives $125,000
ACC Host To
Upon the recommendation of Assistant State Attorney W. A. Simpson of Amarillo, Judge Douglass ordered a Hutchinson county grand Jury investigation of the legal instruments presented at the Groesbeck writ hearing to determine lf any changes were made in the written documents.
Visitors From At Least 92 West Texas Towns
DAUGHTER OF UT OIL DISCOVERER IS STUDENT Cox Announces
Fund In Chapel
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
ROTAN—A covereddish “Fellowship Supper" will be given Monday night at Rotan Baptist church.
SNYDER.—Winston Bros. Hereford sale is scheduled November 9.
BLACKWELL.—A Hereford auction is slated at Jack Frost's White Hat ranch December 12.
HASKELL.—Central West Texas fair will open Wednesday.
RANGER.—The annual homecoming program for Ranger oldtimers is set Friday.
BRADY—A turkey grading school will be held October 31.
ASPERMONT.—Stonewall county will have a re-showing of its Golden Jubilee November 3, 4 and 5.
COLEMAN.—A soil conservation meeting and tour of projects will be held November 14.
BIG SPRING — Convention for the six district of American Business clubs will be held In Big Spring Monday and Tuesday.
Howard county home demonstration dubs will hold an achievement show October 28 and 29.
MERKEL — Horace F. Dean, vice president of the Philadelphia scheol of the Bible will speak at First Baptist church Monday night.
KNOX CITY — Knox City PTA will»stage a carnival October 28.
Students from at least 92 West Texas towns yesterday swarmed over the Abilene Christian college campus. They were guests at the college's high school day. resumed after a lapse of three years.
Total counted attendance from 'the areas high schools was 1.671, which did not include those who registered at the stadium gate in the afternoon.
The visitors attended the morning chapel program, at which an endowment gift, approximating $125,000. from Mrs. E P. Woodward of Houston was announced. They were conducted through the buildings of the campus, and in the afternoon swelled attendance at the Trinity-A.CC. game to between 3,200 and 3.500, a record for Morris stadium, which was opened last year. The weather was fine, the game was close and exciting, apd the only fly in the ointment was the Wildcats’ defeat.
College authorities announced the day will be held again next year.
Schools represented were: Abilene. Anson, North Park, Wylie, Highland, O’Brien, Benjamin, Cisco. Albany, Altus, Baird. Big Spring Blair, Breckenridge. Blackwell, Bradshaw, Cross Plains Colorado, Clyde, Close City, Denton, Old Glory. Winters, Eula, Deale. Nugent, Mattson, Dovie Divide. Rock Hill, Jayton, Goree. Eastland, Elmdale, Eliasville, Rochester. Estacado, Putnam, Ferris, Goodlett Merkel. Sweetwater, Hawley, Hamlin, Hobbs. Cordell, Wise Chapel, Plasterco, Rotan, Haskell, Olden. Knott, Conaway. Lawn. Lueders, Doole. Sagerton. Loraine. Central, McHawley, Trent, Midland, Munday, Plainview. Noodle, Novice, Nugent Oplin Cross Roads, Goldthwaite, Ovalo, Stamford, Morlan, Rule, Slaton, Stanton. Paint Rock Sylvester, Sinclair. Butterfield Spur Swenson, White Flat, Tipton’, Tuscola, Tye. Odessa, Wills, Water Valley, Central, Red Rock.
AUSTIN. Oct. 15.—DPI—Carane Cromwell of San Angelo, the daughter of the man who brought millions to the University of Texas, now goes to school in the very building her father made possible.
As a child she lived in a tent in West Texas where her father, Carl Cromwell, brought In the first oil well on university lands in 1923—the old Santa Rita No. I at Texon, Reagan county.
Tile university's physical expansion was financed princi
pally by interest from its per-mnent fund to which revenue from its oil and gas leases accrue.
Camenes father died in 1933 but his daughter is part of the institution he made wealthy. She lives in Carothers dormitory. one of the new campus buildings that revenues from oil lands helped build.
Tao years old at the time, Carlene does not remember when the Santa Rita No. I blew in but she s heard her parents talk about it so much
that It all seems very real to her.
In 1923 practically everyone had gh%n up hope the West Texas acres leased from the university by the Texon Oil and Land company would yield oil. Cromwell and another driller stuck to their derricks however. They and their families lived in tents IOO miles from the nearest town of any size. San Angelo.
In May, 1923. the well spouted oil and gas. signalling the beginning of another chapter in Texas oil development.
WITH COMMISSION SILENT—
Defend, Fight Shutdowns
Hunter Opposes BRADBURY TALKS AT OPENING Hike On Output PROGRAM OF B&PW CONCLAVE
Mother Of Hor ley Woodward Sets Up Foundation
An annual cash contribution, which will amount to an endowment of at least $125,000 for Abilene Christian college, was announced to the A.C.C. student body and to high school visitors from over West Texas by President James F. Cox at the chapel exercises Saturday morning.
The fund Is to be known as the Harley Woodward foundation, in
See Five Billion Business Boost
South America May Follow In.
U. S. Footsteps
By The Associated Press The United States advanced to the fore of the international picture yesterday with broad rearmament plans of sweeping ramifications.
I ATINS ALARMED Business leaders in New York estimated the piogram, embracing the dual aim of strengthening defenses and accelerating business recovery, would stimulate industrial spending of at least $5,000,000,000 additional during the next 15 months.
President Roosevelt's announcement Friday the United States was re-examining its entire defense setup was followed by Washington dispatches mentioning $1,000,000,000 as the total contemplaed addition to the budget for rearmament.
The business leaders who are collaborating with government officials in working out the program said, however, this figure would be multiplied five times by the inclusion of non-budgeted federal loans and private participation.
Reports from Latin America said the United States' lead might be followed quickly below the Rio Grande.
The retreat of democratic protectors before Germany's threats against Czechoslovakia, and economic inroads already made in 8outh America by Germany, Japan and Italy were sa'd to have alarmed Latin American countries as to their future safetv RECOVERY SHIFT The re-armament program viewed economically, the business leaders explained, marks a basic change in the government's recovery program, a switch of emphasis —which many business leaders have long sought—from consumer goods to heavy Industry.
A fundamental goal will be the removal from WPa payrolls to gainful private fmptoyment of a major portion of the unemployed by the end of thf period—in 1940.
The figure of $1,000,000,000 quoted in Washington dispatches, re ates only to the total contemplated addition to the budget, they said, whereas the program as a whole,
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Milk Fund Show Plans To Be Mapped
Officers of the Boosters club and
the students association of Abilene high school will meet together Monday morning at IO o'clock to per
Johanna Hofmann, 26, red I haired former hairdresser on the liner Eurbpa, is shown in New York as she prepared to go to trial with three others on charges of conspiracy to steal American defense secrets. (Associated Press Photo.)
Hungary Spurs Defense Plans
Farm Workers Are Mobilized For Emergency
memory of Harley Woodward, mem- frCt plans for a mlJk fund
ber and leader of the Heights Church of Christ in Houston, until
performance will be pre-
Bureau Estimates November Market Share Up 12,000
Women Urged To Be Alert On Taxation, Labor And Equal Jury Service Rights
deleirtt^Pof1 I® s,sl'' k«W«ture. (ddraud
delegates of distrtct five. Business and Professional Women's club last
his death in an airplane accident sented °ctober 27 with th* high two years ago. 1 ' *“ **--*• -
Mr. Woodward was especially interested in the work of Christian education and orphan homes. The gift in the form of $5,000 to be used each year for the aid of ministerial students of the college, is being given to the school by Mr. Wood-waid s mother. Mrs. E. F. Woodward. Plans for the gift were given
school furnishing the talent.
Collecting from the Boosters milk fund bottles continued yesterday but no total was announced last night as all the committees had not reported.
Lands His First
AUSTIN, Oct. 15—(AP)
Warnings of chaos in the Texas equaJL rl$hts and Jury service for women
night, urging them to be on the alert on'subjects of taxjuiorT Utor" erne* for n’omen.”
district conference here, the c
vocates and opponents of Sat- Mrs. Frances’c^r of Midland! d£w«Wdi£ct?r? prwidSig^^1 W‘th
o COLDSTREAM, Berwick shire,
to President Cox in a letter received Scotland, Oct. 15.—<JP)—After nine Saturday morning from Mrs. Wood- davs oir Aahing with the Earl of ward, long time friend of Abilene Home, Lord lieutenant of Berwick-Christian education,
BUDPEST. Oct. 15—API—Hungary speeded defense measures today by ordering mobilization of agriculture workers to ensure an adequate food # supply in any emergency arising from her dispute with Czechoslovakia on minority claim*.
The official Gazette will publish tomorrow far-reaching decree* supplementing the calling to th* colors of five army classes of about 200 000 men. which boosted th® cumber of Hungarians under arm* to an estimated half million.
These step* were taken for peace, not war. officials said. Hungary has no aggressive intentions, it was added.
Authorities were directed to muster all unemployed farm worker* for transfer from farm to ensure continuity of agricultural output.
Former Premier Kolomon Dar-anyl, who presented Hungary's case against Czechoslovakia before Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler at Munich yetserday, returned today with Germany's views on settlement of the territorial dispute.
Hungary stood ready tonight to negotiate furthei with Czechoslovakia if her demands are first accepted in principle by the Prague government.
An informed source said the Czechoslovak government in addition would have to give sufficient guarantees that if an agreement were reached. Czechoslovak troops would evacuate the territories involved without resistance.
Hungary looked to Czechoslo
vakia to make the first move for any resumption ol negotiations.
Palestine Regains Contact With World
JERUSALEM. Oct. 15.—(JP>—Palestine. at grips with an Arab rebel-college and Christian Prime Minister Chamberlain lion, regained communication with.
chapel exercises were
today landed his first fish, a salmon.
oil industry were hurled bv ad- pr°8ram of a two-day district conference here, the dinner hundrPd visiting high
- Hurled Dy aa- for which Bradbury was speaker, was held at th- w-, L1?" $cho°l student*
urday and Sunday shutdown* J''* Prwarn opened with club collect ii,. .... .I ,, or Brownwood, after a welcome
f the state s vast fields in a chorus was sung bv the Abilene lengthy proration hearing here | club chorus, josephine Heavenhiil,
president of the Abilene BPW club, gave the address of welcome, with
AS TESTIMONY ENDS—
Rail Management Reiterates Intention To Cut Pay Of Workers 15 Per Cent
A^—o0™' UnU’ 'h,S
its intention to put through a 15 per cent reduction in railroad wages marked .the end today of testimony - taking by President Roosevelt’s - emergency fact-finding board.
The board, which is attempting to avert a nation-wide strike by nearly 1.000,000 railroad workers opposing the proposed cut, will hear concluding arguments Monday.
Then it will have until '*fc)ctober 27 to submit a report to President Roosevelt. Both tJj£ wad reduction walkers strike have been
J J. Pelley, president of .‘he American Association of Railroads, was the final witness for the carriers. He told the board:
"There is nothing that can be done for this railroad industry that would obviate the necessity of prosecuting this wage reduction to the last, xxx”
Speaking for nearly all the major railroads in this country, he denied testimony by Cl>iirman Wheeler (D-Mont), of the senate interstate commerce committee, that railroads were wasting $1,OOO,OOO a day.
Advocates of continuance of closures, in effect for several months, declared lifting the shutdowns would bring a collapse of the ln-austry. force the federal govern- .
ment to take over regulation and j „lct n_r,losed th<* ev*ning result in untold damage to the eco- ~ r.onvic and social structure of the nation.
Opponents held continuation spelled disaster for the giant East Texas and other fields and maintained the reduction of production
response by Mrs. Mildred Hiatt of El Paso state second vice president. Selections by a girls’ trio from San Angelo—Ida Gerber. Beatrice Paul and Helen Crockery—and the ben-
WI, costing TMM sn lncrMslng I *“ °P'n Ul* S’Jnd,y and alarming portion of its market ecah day. . !
Members of the railroad commis-
_led by Mrs. Colita Walker
Martin Votes Road Bonds
_ . i STANTON. Oct. 15.— Early counts
SnT, a!tended * square tonight indicated that a* $50 000
ion. Hnhh Vnr^C0Unwy Vet‘ road issue in Martin county
erans clubhouse following the din- had carired by a large margin
PRESIDENT'S mf ct TXT* ^rive 0f tha lar*pst b0XPS report-
rHtsiDEM S MEETING ed * count of 269 to 60 in favor of
A presidents’ meeting at 8 o'clock Ithe issue. Six smaller boxes were
from the Abilene area visiting A. C. C. on its annual high school day. Dean Walter H Adams presided for the meeting. Devotional exercises included the scripture reading by Dean Adams, the singing of “Guide Me Oh Th%u Great Jehovah." under the direct-
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After the devotional. Dean Adams ■"<* Monday; uric chan*, in
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the ou side world today after 19 hours of isolation.
Bands rebelling against the authorities had brought down virtually every wire in the country.
Reinforcements were dispatched immediately to centers of disorders.
There were murder, arson and sabotage in various parts of the country.
sion were silent on when a decision. to be made known in the November proration order, would be reached.
Ernest O. Thompson, commission chairman and chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact commission, announced the Federal Bureau of Mines estimated Texas' share of the national market demand for crude next month was 1.371.000 barrels daily. 12.000 over the estimate for October.
The basic d&Uy allowable the commission set for October is 1,-275.122 bards, which includes the weekend shutdowns and places daily production 83,878 barrels under the mines bureau estimate.
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which a general assembly is to be held at 8:45 o'clock with Mrs. Florence Clifton presiding. Analysis of the club program, “My Business and Yours" will be directed by Kate Adele Hill, state president. Church services at the Central Presbyterian church and a luncheon at the Wooten will conclude the program Grace Fitzgerald
The bond issue would finance construction of a hard surfaced road from Stanton 14 miles north to a point one mile east of Lenorah, thence west 32 miles to the Andrews county line: and building of a
road* connecting at the Lenorah point, going on in a northeasterly direction to a point near West Knoxx, a distance of 16 miles.
The ques.ion had been voted on
introduced President Cox, who gave the welcome to the visiting students and announced the donation. Earl McCaleb of Anson, president of the students association, spoke briefly J In behalf of the A C C. student body and introduced the Wildcat Band, w’hich played for the group The band was under the direction of Harry Tompkins, who won the band directing contest at the college last spring.
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Goldthwaite Votes Power Plant Bonds
GOLDTHWAITE. Oct. 15.—(AV— The City of Goldthwaite, by a vote of 246 to 52. today approved the issue of $45,000 of revenue bonds to buy or construct a municipal electrical distribution system.
AUSTIN, Oct. 15.—•-Pi—Governor James V Allred has proclaimed October 16-22 as National Pharmacy Week in Texas.
FOR FORCE OF 4,000 PLANES—* .** *.
WAR DEPARTMENT SEEKS DOUBLE AIR MIGHT
Dallas attorney, is to be principal au‘“'aK, f,hp and defeated by WASHINGTON. Ort. 15— r— Roosevelt said that the restudy had OOO on order, the army expects to
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speaker at the luncheon Introduced by Mrs. Carte*. Bradbury was substituting for Clyde Garrett. U % congressman from the 17th district, who wa* called to Washington unexpectedly oa government business. Bradbury remarked that* he bas "enjoying be
a amal ’.margin. Proponents outlie Mf!itary*circles heard tonight that been forced to a head by events*of
plan made a more vigorous cam paign preceding the second election.
Storm In Gulf
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Oct. 15-*-W—Weather conditions remained
the war department was considering recent weeks *
asking congress to aphorize a fu- A tentative figure mentioned as
ture strength of 4.000 or morel the objective under consideration
planes for the army air corps— by the- war department was 4,120 nearly double the pbesWit goal of aircraft. -This would combine the
2,320 Yirst line Warcraft. army's former goal of 1.800 planes
This development ira nip shortly
realize the Baker objective by mid-1940.
Officials stressed that congressional authorizations represent future goals and provide no funds to attain them. Actual appropriations are acted upon separately.
Major General Henry H. Arnold,
- , - * , *nd the present one of 2,320. set in .
ing congressman for a night so unsettled over much of Florida to* after President Roosevelt had an- I 1935 by the board headed by former chief of the air corps, disclosed that much he might try running for the daT as moderate tropical disturbance nouneed that the country’s de- Secretary of War Newton D. Baker
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virtually stood of Mexico.
it intended to concentrate more on• «
.still out in the Gulf fens? needs were being resurveyed With 'about 1.500 first line planes speed, and factors other than size, i in the light of world conditions. Mr. in service now and upwards of I,- in future construction.