Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 30, 1938, Abilene, Texas
- «--# ' -.............. ■ ii ACurtain Down On Homte Season, H-SU Grid Fans Turn Eyes To West Coast Trek For Loyola Game
The curtain went down on
the home gridiron season at Hardin-Simmons university last night, with the game with East Texas State, and today friends and followers of the H-SU Cowboys begin to look ahead to the intersectional game with Loyola university, in Los Angeles, on November 19.
A special train, with attractive rates, will carry the Cowboys and supporting delegation of students and fans to Los
The train will be the Report-er-News Cowboy Special, over the Texas and Pacific to El Paso, and via the Southern Pa-cfic line to Los Angeles, and plans provide for taking a large delegation of West Texans to the west coast football capital for the intersectional contest.
even the books for the 7 to 0
Cowboy win a year ago, when Burns McKinney sprinted 65
yards on the now famous “slicker play” by the “hicks from the sticks.” as newspaper dubbed the West Texas visitors.
At Los Angeles, Coach Tom Lieb and his Lions will head the reception committee, seeking to
Departure time is scheduled for Sunshine Special on theT-P Wednesday night, November 16. with three-hour El Paso stopover Thursday morning, and arrival in Los Angeles Friday morning.
The West Texas party will have two days in the west coast metropolis, with the Loyola game scheduled for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, in Gilmore stadium.
Departure from Los Angeles, at 8 o'clock Saturday night, will bring the trippers back to Abilene Monday morning.
There'll be individual entertainment opportunities a-plenty in Los Angeles, with a visit to a major studio for tire
entire party in prospect. Last year’s Cowboy trip party visited M-G-M's studios to see “Mannequin” sequences, star ring Spencer Tracy, being taken.
Rail rates will provide for a 21-day stry, for those who wish to tarry longer than the five days planned for the team-students-fans special.
Campus hopes are that the famous H-SU Cowboy band will make the trip, and perhaps
a delegation from the Cow
girls, co-ed organization, to add color to the Texas delegation’s party, but these plans are still in the making.
Fans are already making reservations for the trip, with Dr. A. J. Cadenhead, of Weinert, making one of the first for his eleven-year old son, Phillip, who made last summer's trip with the Cowboy band to Washington, D. C.
The Los Angeles game with
Loyola is on the Hardin-Simmons schedule for the second year, and increased Interest in the game and the west coast visit resulted in the making of the special train plans, in which the Reporter-News is participating.
Basic round trip fares for the trip, with the 21-day limit, are $38 19 for coaches, $43,05 for intermediate,' and $51.02 first class.
Intermediate class one-way Pullman fares are $4 for an
upper berth, $5.25 for a lower, with $7.35 for a single occupancy section, and $8 40 for a double occupancy section.
First class, one-way Pullman fares are $7.20 for an upper berth, $9 45 for a lower, and $33.60 for a drawing room.
Reservations for the Journey may be made with the Reporter-News, with G. B. Bande-fer. graduate manager of athletics, at H-SU. or with Frank Myers at the Hilton hotel drug store.tEfje gftrilene Reporter■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CH YOUR WORLD.EXACTLY AS
VOL. LVIll, NO. 152. (HIM rrtH ’IIP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1938—THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. ^ Mr, PRICE FIVE CENTSIN UNANIMOUS REPORT TO ROOSEVELT
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U.S. May Lend Billion To Rails Executives Say
RENEWED BY O DANIEL-
ABILENIANS STRADDLE FENCE ON CONTROVERSY OVER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Loans Would Be Part Of National Defense Program
NEW YORK. Oct. 29—(AP) —Railroads of the country may be offered about $1,000,-000,000 in rehabilitation loans on easy terms by the federal government as a sequel to submission to the “no-wage-cut” report, some executives predicted today.
NOT IN ‘DEAL*
The loans would be made in coming months as a major part of a 15-month $5,000,000,000 government-stimulated national defense program, in which utilities, automobile and airplane factories, chemical factories and heavy industry generally also play big parts, they said.
While the loans were not expected to be offered in a “deal” to maintain present wage scales, it was pointed out that refusal of the roads to submit to the wage freezing recommendations of the president's rail fact-finding board, made public today, might precipitate a labor emergency which the government might take strong steps to forestall in the midst of a national defense program.
Some key rail executes who reputedly turned down a previous gorvemment lending plan because of the terms, are said to look favorable upon the plan providing:
1. The terms of the lending do not lead to reorganization.
2. The government does not insist upon complete priority of its obligations over secured claims of private investors.
3. Tile interest rates are low,
4 Tile loans are payable out of Income as business picks up. TERMS OPPOSED
Conferences about six weeks ago between some rail executives and administration leaders came to j nothing, they said, becasse of the terms suggested by government ;
By GARTH JONES
“Thou shall not kill.”
With that quotation from the Bible. Governor-Nominatc W. Lee O'Daniel broached the long contested question this week of capital punishment. A question that for years has furrowed the foreheads of sociologists and criminalogists.
From all angles the rontr'o-versy has been attacked and
supported. Law enforcement officers, as a whole, took the side of the electric chair, the lethal chamber and the noose. The average citizen took his usual stand—balanced on the fence.
An inpartial survey last night of a group of Abilene citizens showed the city no different from other localities on the matter. Some were “fer” it and others “agin” it. All offered
statements to support the stand taken.
Mayor W. W. Hair—“No. I do not think capital punishment should be abolished. There are many cases in which death is the only Just punishment. It is hard to think there are a few unjustifiable killings by the state, but that is human nature.
“I do not think it would be
better to confine a man to prison for life rather than send him to the chair. A prison where a murderer is safe, like Alcatraz, is to me nothing but a living hell. It is worse than death.” Mrs. E. G. Woods, housewife —“I don't believe anyone, even the government, has the right to take a life. There must be some form of punishment that would be better. I think there
are a lot of persons put to death that would make good citizens lf given a chance.
Dan Laughter, undertaker— “I don’t think capital punishment should be done away with. There are some cases where death Is the only just punishment. For the other cases life punishment should be as good.”
Managements Keep Silence On Proposal
See PENALTY. Pg. 12. Col 5
PENDING NEGOTIATIONS MONDAY—
Germany Halts Expulsion Of Polish Jews
President To Talk With Rail, Labor Leaders Monday
OCTOGENARIAN WINS BRIDE
DENVER, Oct. 29—(/P>—It was a whirlwind courtship, Joseph D. Witt, 89, explained today after his marriage to Mrs. Minnie Reuter. 72.
Witt, married yesterday for the third time 30 years after the death of his second wife, said he proposed the idea of marriage to his new bride Wednesday.
Next day she said, “yes ”
And yesterday the} spoke marriage vows before the Rot,’. J. E. Kring.
Warsaw Cancels RUTH EITING DISCLOSES SHE Retaliatory Plan AND ALDERMAN ARE NOT WED
Social Medicine Plan Denounced
German Trains Carrying Jews Ordered Back
West Texas Medical Society Selects Big Spring For Next Annual Session
BERLIN, Oct. 29— (AP) — German .authorities called a halt tonight to the mass expulsion of Polish Jews pending opening of negotiations Monday to regulate the status of all Polish citizens in Germany.
20,060 ON BORDER ^oroi
Deposition Taken In Alienation Of Affection Suit
The action was taken simultan
eously with an announcement in Aizerman is recovering from
Big Spring was selected for the 1939 convention site, and Dr. P. W. Warsaw that Poland had abandoned
Malone oi that city was elevated from vice president to the presidency plans for relatiatory measures
of the West Texas Medical Society in the closing session of its annual meeting here Saturday.
Dr. C. A. Rosebrough of Sweetwater was named vice president of the the society. Dr. Malone will select the secretary from among his colleagues in Big Spring.
Dr. W. V. Ramsey of Abilene, retiring president, presided for the day-long program at the Wooten hotel. It consisted of a vigorous discussion of socialized medicine by Dr. F. E. Hudson of Stamford, and papers
See LOAN, Pg. 12, Col. 4
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
RULE—Second annual Armistice Day celebration will be sponsored by the Rule post of the American Legion November 10-11-12.
HASKELL.—A series of three meetings will be held In Haskell county to discuss the California Creek watershed and water facilities program. Tile schedule: Paint
Creek school. 7 30 p. rn. Tuesday: Haskell iFirst Christian church), 1:30 p. rn. Wednesday: Sagerton
high school, 7:30 p. rn. Wednesday.
COLORADO.—Contract for Colorado's new’ junior high school will be let on Nov. 17. it has been announced by PWA officials at Fort Worth.
ASPERMONT.—Everything is in readiness for the Golden Jubilee of Stonewall county, November 3, 4 and 5.
SNYDER—Winston Bros, second annual sale of Domino Return Herefords is set November 9.
District 19 American Legion convention will be held December 3.
and demnstrations on tuberculosis by members of the state sanatorium at Carlsbad, Texas, and the Baylor hospital at Dallas.
Dr. Ramsey praised the program as “tile best medical program I have ever attended.”
Of chief public interest were the pronouncements of D.. Hudson in denouncing the proposed socialization of medicine.
He refuted statements “by social reformers and agitators’’ that 50 per cent of the indigent population are not receiving adequate medical care, and insisted that "not over
Criminal Cases In 42d Cleared
30 Are Removed From Docket On Motion Of D. A.
Hamburger*. Hot-dog*. homemade rakes. apple pie*, doughnuts, coff#*. Food booth. Fair Park PT A, 10«% net proceeds to Milk Fund—(Adv.)
To close the fall term of 42d dis-five per cent of the indigent are trict court in Abilene. 31 criminal unable to obtain needed medical cases were cleared from the docket service.” Friday and Saturday.
“The medical profession of this Thirty of them were removed be-country wishes to keep the practice cause District Attorney Bob Black of medicine within the medical pro- moved for their dismissal. One fession. It does not conceive that was compromised when Marvin any political agency could do the Taulbee, under indictment for as-job with one-tenth the efficiency ; sault to murder, pleaded guilty to at ten times the cost,” he declared, aggravated assault and paid a fine I and many men had to leave their
against Germans residing there.
More than 20,000 Polish Jews had been herded on the border by Germany in a counter move to a new Polish citizenship law which Berlin authorities feared would leave thousands of these citizens stranded in the reich without passports.
The eleventh hour decision to halt the movement of polish Jews toward the border came after Polish representatives told German authorities they had misinterpreted the new citizenship regulations of the neighboring republic.
Deportation trains which had carried thousands to the frontier since the sudden roundup started yesterday were directed to return. CONDITIONS DEPLORABLE
The German announcement said merely an agreement had been reached between Berlin and Warsaw on the fate of those marked for deportation. Details of the accord were expected to be worked out in the negotiations starting Monday.
Conditions were deplorable among the deportees. Bitted weather added to discomforts of train rides. They were permitted to take only ten marks <$4> each from the country
HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 29— (UP) — Ruth Etting, blonde blues singer,' never married Myrl Alderman, her former accompanist, she admitted today in the course of a deposition being taken in connection with a $150,000 alienation of affections suit brought by Mrs. Alma Alderman, ond wife of the musician.
bullet wound in the abdomen indeed by Martin (Col. Moe) Snyder, former husband of the 42-year-old singer, who is facing charges of attempted murder, kidnaping and
violation of the state gun iawfr- . Miss Etting, at the outset orth!
“The doctors of this country do of $50 and costs, not oppose the principles of insur- Action was taken in two other ance but do oppose the political ad- old cases in the books when bonds ministration and manipulation of; posted by Joe Totten were ordered the insurance organization and de- paid ni full.
wives and families behind.
Halloween Draws Scant Note Here
votion of a considerable portion of the funds thus derived to pay great numbers of non-medical employes," he continued. In other words, wo do not want to get entangled in a
Totten has disappeared, leaving behind a two year sentence for murder, assessed in Baird and two Abilene indictments, one for driving while intoxicated and the other
great mass of red tape, thereby los- for fallure t0 sto and rend aid
in cr rn lr tr and I tx f Ha H va ** <m-. ^ ,
The two bonds ordered paid were
ing our ndividuality and initiative.
Dr. Hudson described the question as “an economic one” in the last analysis, “for when people are employed. properly housed, fed and clothed they will have not difficulty In securing all needed medi-
See MEDICS, Pg. 12. Col. 4
for $1,000 each. Previously bondsmen had been required to pay a $2,500 bond at Baird.
Tile thirty cases in which the district attorney asked dismissal were: Bill Gooch, swindling; R. C.
See CASES, Pf. 12, Col, 4
KIDNAPER OF PACKING HEIR—
CROWE, REFORMED 'ENEMY OF SOCIETY,' DIES
Except for school and club observances the past week and expected prowlings of the mischievous Monday night. Halloween will draw scant offical notice in Abilene.
Special midnight previews are slated at the Paramount and Queen theatres for Halloween, but no other public social functions have been announced.
deposition before Attorney S. S Hahn, said she had been intimately associated with Alderman, "at no time and at no plSce ”
The singer, by her admission, removed any possibility that Alderman might be accused of bigamy, because the divorce secured by Mrs Alderman last December has not become final.
The two women met for the first time in Hahn's office. There was on greeting between them, and Mrs. Alderman refused to pose for pictures with Miss Etting, although the singer was willing.
Under questioning, the singer discussed her association with Alderman and the shooting, w’hen she was asked how she chanced to be in his home shortly before Snyder forced Alderman to drive him home. j
“I had been helping him plan the home for his mother,” Miss Etting explained. I
Order Blocks School Closing
Dems And GOP Bid For Ballots
Dayton Board Of Education Is Told To Open Monday
Cummings And Vandenberg Top Speakers7 Slate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — (AP) — President Roosevelt’s fact finding board recommended today that railroads abandon their proposal to reduce wages of approximately 1,000,-
000 employes on December I. OTHER. SOLUTIONS TOPIC
The railroad managements gave no immediate indication as to whether they would comply. Still up to the president, in the words of one board member, was the problem of averting the nationwide strike which the rail workers have voted if the proposed 15 per cent reduction la put into effect.
The White House disclosed that Mr. Roosevelt would pursue this problem Monday at a conference with George M. Harrison, head of the Railway Labor Executives’ association. and John J. Pelley, presi-
1 dent of the Association of American Railroads.
Presumably, the possibilities of other proposed solutions of the railroads’ financial plight will be discussed at this conference. The administration’s idea on government aid and legislation at the next session of congress are expected generally to be canvassed. Pelley declared at recent hearings before the fact-finding board, however, that the wage cut offered the only adequate solution.
The board, appointed by the president under provisions of the railway labor act, summarized its unanimous report to Mr Roosevelt today as follows ’ t
“I. The wages of railway labor are not high even as compared with wages in other comparable Industries.
“2. A horizontal reduction of wages on a national scale would not meet the financal emergency of the industry, since the savings would not be distributed merely to the needy roads.
“3. A wage reduction in the railroad industry would run counter to the trend of wage rates in industry generally.
“4 The financial distress of the carriers which has obtained since October, 1937, when the last wage increases were granted, is as yet a short-term situation. As such, it cannot be regarded as grounds for a wage reduction especially in view of present indications of an im-! provement in the business of the carriers.
“5. In the light of these find-1 ings, the board concludes that the proposal of the carriers for a reduc-; tion of the wages of railway labor should not be pressed and recommends that the carriers withdraw and cancel the notices which would put such a reduction into operation as of December I, 1938.”
The board is composed of Chief Justice Walter P Stacy of the North Carolina supreme court, woo I served on similar boards in the Coolidge and Larding administrations; Dean James M. Landis of the Harvard law school, and Professor Harry A Midis of the University of Chicago.
THls is the expression Fanny Brice turned on after she got her divorce in Los Angeles from Billy Rose, theatrical im-pressario, the comedienne testified Rose abandoned her. (Associated Press Photo.)
Area Need For Moisture Grows
Wheat Growers Await Rainfall For Planting
West Texans are beginning to weary about the weatherman, who without notice has ordered nothing but beautiful days during the season usually bringing the year’s most rain.
Since those July torrential downpours that ruined a cotton crop while making a record grain sorghum production and the finest grass in years, there have been only spasmodic showers.
Tired of waiting for precipitation to make favorable planting conditions are wheat growers. It is past the usual sowing time and there is inadequate moisture to assure growth of that plant. Ordinarily small grains are large enough for grazing by this time of the year. In Taylor county the wheat acreage in 1939 under the new farm program will be limited to 15,000 acres.
However, the agriculturists have taken advantage of fine weather in many respects. They have harvested the tremendous feed crop and have it safely stored in shocks, stacks and trench silos. More than 200 silos have been filled in Taylor county alone. All of the stubble has been broken and some of the other land plowed. Goatmen have suffered no losses because of cold rains.
Cotton growers welcomed sunshine. The best quality of lint possible to be obtained has been tum-
See WEATHER,* Pg. 12, Col 5
Drys Win 2 Of 3 Shackelford Votes
NEW YORK. Oct. 29— (A*)—Pat Crowe, reformed “enemy of society” who preached to sidewalk crowds “crime never pays,” died today penniless and alone—a testimonial to his preachments,
A man of many aliases, Crowe was one of the most colorful figures in American criminal history. He was a tired, but proud old man of 79 when he was taken from his shabbily-furnished room to a hospital last Wednesday; but 40 years ago Pat crowe was the object of a •ensational, nation-wide manhunt.
One-time kidnaper, train robber and burglar extraordinary, Crowe served time in many midwest “big-houses.”
He was known to police long before he sprang into notoriety in the kidnaping of Edward J. Cudahy, Jr., 16-year-old heir to meat packing fortunes in Omaha late in the ’90’s.
Screaming posters offered the them almost unheard of reward OI $50,000 for the kidnaper.
Crowe eluded police, but finally
surrendered in Butte, Mont.
Although Crowe admitted the kidnaping and he and his confederate, Jim Callahan, said they collected $25,000 ransom, Crowe was acquitted.
It was in 1906, after Crowe had been acquitted of a robbery charge, that he decided to give up his life of crime and set out to make retribution.
Until recent years, crowe preached to sidewalk crowds on the evils of crime.
AIUI.EXF. and VICINITY! Partly flood? Sunday and Monda;.
KAST TEXAS- Parti? cloud? Sunday and Mnnda'. Gentle to moderate mostly aontherlv Hind* on the roast.
WEST TEXAS: Fair. warmer In the
Panhandle *undn? ; Monda? partly eland?, j NEW MEXICO-ARISONA: Pair Sunday
and Monda' : little chant- In temperature.
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Highest and lo?ve*t temperature* p. rn. yesterday. 711 and S3.
Same dale a year arn, HH and ftM. Sunaet yesterday, 9:52. *unrlae today. 6:M.
Sunset today, I:Al.
DAYTON. O, Oct. 29.—<A>>—A temporary restraining order today blocked closing of Dayton's public schools to 34.000 pupils. A court entry ordered the board of education to open as usual on Monday Supt. Emerson H. Landis said he was without power to reopen schools without the consent of the board President Frank W. Miller said he would not summon a meeting until he had been officially notified of the action of Common Pleas Judge Null M. Hodapp Contending the closing order was “unnecessary at this time.’’ Board Member Richard Withrow applied for the retrainer against an order which closed the schools Friday afternoon. Withrow w’as the only member voting against the closing because of a $61,000 deficit.
Withrow’s petition said the board’s action was taken on the assumption that teachers would not be willing to work witnout pay.
A two-mile levy for school operating funds, estimated to produce $500,000 annually for five years, will be voted upon at the Nov. 8 election. Tile levy will not provide funds for this year.
By The Associated Press Campaign orators for both major parties told the nation last night that election of their candidates to congress on November 8 was the best way to preserve democracy.
Attorney General Homer Cummings declared that “no more heartening message could go forth to the lovers of democracy, at home and abroad, than a verdict in No-vembet that the American people propose to uphold the hands of their great president.”
But Republican Senator Arthur Vanderburg of Michigan took the view’ that in the forthcoming elections "the people must decide either we go on to glory In the spiritual and material freedoms of a representative republic or we bog down in the morass of a controlled and collective state.”
The republican national committee augumente^ the addresses of experienced political speakers with a nationally broadcast program (NBO by persons the committee described as “various citizens of the United States.’’ ®
ALBANY. Oct. 29.—(Spl.)-Local option polls in three Shackelford county towns today resulted in two victories for the drys and one for the wets.
Albany, by a vote of 388 to 153, voted against legalization of liquor package stores. Albany already has beer. Moran voted 169 to 84 to keep beer. Fort Griffin voted both beer and liquor out by the narrow mar-gn cf 27 against and 22 for.
Slays Self To Evade Licking
CHICAGO, Oct 29—(UP)—Nicholas Bouras Jr., 12, who shot himself in the head because ne was afraid his mother would give him a licking for having played hookey from school, died at a hospital today.
Nicholas and his pal, Bobby Fender, 14, left school at the noon recess yesterday and decided to run away They started out for California oy way of Anderson, Ind, where Fender has relatives.
Last night they reached Lansing, a suburb south of Chicago. A policeman spotted them convinced them they should go home and gave them money for bus fare. Finally they arrived at the Bourn home. It was late.
“ITI catch it now,” Nicholas said. “My mom will give me a licking. I think I’ll kill myself.”
He drew a pistol from his pocket, one Bobby hadnt known hit chum carried.
“Don't be silly.” Bobby said “Go on in. I’m going home.”
He had gone only a block when he heard a shot. He ran back Just as Mrs. Bouras. who also had heard the shot, reached her boy’s side. He was slumped near the rear porch, a bullet through his head.