The Austin American from Austin, Texas on November 2, 1941 · 1
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Today's Index Tfie Weather Amuimciitl . ...8,9 Buildinc .,.10,11,12 Central Texas s Comics . ..... .Sec. 4 Court Records . .24 Editorials , .. See. 2 Features Sec. S International 4 Interpretative .Sec S Markets .24 Wat ..., 13. 14, 14 Mortuary 24 Music . .......... .i National 3, 7 Radio 1 Society . , Sec. 2 Sporta . ...15, IS, 17 Texas 2,7 Weather 24 tttttt urn Austin and vicinity Fair Sunday East Texas Fair and warmer Sunday, Monday partly cloudy. West Texas Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday. Warmer. Volume 28 PRICE FIVE CENTS AUSTIN, TEXAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1941 4 SECTIONS 46 PAGES Number 154 Steers To Cowboy Crain Rides at Head Of Texas Drive Methodists Offer Best Opposition To Steers So Far By WELDON HART American-Statesman Sports Staff DALLAS, Nov. 1. This may be getting montonous to some people Hut wp likp it. Texas 34. Southern Methodist 0. The numbers have a bizarre look and sound, like something left over from Hallowe'en. But there was ,no witchcraft in the licking Texas gave S.M.U. here this crisp Sat-' urday, before a full stadium of 23,000 startled eitizsns. The Longhorns poured the power to their long-victorious enemies and plied them with brilliant passes as five touchdowns rolled over SM.U.'s usually invulnerable goal. No Question on Rank In scoring 34 points for the sixth consecutive Saturday, and against a solid team like S.M.U.. the Long-horns definitely demonstrated that their team is one of the grandest ever to set foot on a Southwestern football field. Their right to No. 1 ranking in the United States now can hardly be challenged. A lot of jinxes went by the board Saturday. Texas won its first game from S.M.U. since '33; its first from Matty Bell's Methodist teams; its first S.M.U. game for D. X. Bible; scored two more touchdowns in one afternoon than it had ever scored, all told, against S.M.U. at Dallas. And Cowboy Jack Crain rode the Ponies at last. me tnnii or. crossing s.m.u. s goal for the first time came to the magnificent little Longhorn early in the first quarter, when he drove over from the two-yard line. He scored again in the third quarter on a thrilling broken-field jaunt with a lateral nass. and he kicked four extra points to give him 16 , for the day and 66 for the season. Pete Layden powered over the second touchdown in the second quarter to top off an 80-yard drive. But Layden limped out of the i Continued on Page 15, Col. S) Old Sol MeltS First Norther Slowly but surely Austin's first real norther is dissipating as the chill morning atmosphere fails to withstand the afternoon sun. Weatherman Frank Haynes predicted Sunday as fair with highest temperature about 78 degrees. He foresaw an early morning mark of 48 to 50 degrees. Low for the cold wave was 40 Saturday between 5 and 7 a. m. High for the same day was 72 between 1 and 4 p. m. Friday's lew was 46 at 8 a. m. 2 Austin Men Hurt at Mi!ford Two Austin men were injured Saturday in a head-on automobile collision near Milford. between Waxahachie and Hillsboro on the Austin-Dallas highway, in which a Baylor university student w:as killed. The Austin men injured were Iee Williams, 32. of 1900 Pecos street and Albert Love. Jr., of 3013 Washington square. Fatally injured in the accident was William Nicholas, 18. of Gains-ville. Baylor student and football player. He died in a Hillsboro hospital. Williams suffered internal and head injuries and a broken jaw; he underwent an operation late Saturday night in1 a Hillsboro hospital, his- brother, Homer Williams, told the American - Statesman. Homer Williams said his brother was in a semi-conscious condition. Love suffered head and internal injuries. Williamson is attorney for the Texas unemployment compensation commission, while Love is connected with the state highway department. Also injured in the accident was Ves Box, Dallas radio announcer, who suffered leg and head injuries. ' Box had announced the Baylor-Texas Christian football game at Waco and was driving to Dallas with Nichols when the accident occurred. Williams-and Love were in the other car. Fort Huachuca Officer Dead of Accidental Shot SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 1. (UP) Lieut Charles W. Taylor. Jr., 27. of Fort Huachua. Ariz., was killed when his automatic revolver accidentally discharged as he put it in the glove compartment of an automobile, his brother said Saturday. Crush Mustangs 8ury -Year Jin : F Alvis Richardson ! Instantly Killed Two Kelly Field Men Seriously Injured Alvis Shelton Richardson of Cobbs Court was instanly killed and two soldiers were seriously injured near midnight Saturday in a head-on collision just two miles inside Hays county on Highway 81 south of Austin. The two soldiers being treated at Brackenridge hospital for possibly fractured slJJls and other injuries are Rt Copeland and Wiley Smith. J Identification found on the men revealed they were enlisted soldiers of Kelly Field. San Antonio. Richardson's body is at the Wilke Manor Funeral home. He was an automobile salesman for the Austin Auto company, 205 Barton Springs road. It was assumed early Sunday morning by state highway patrolmen that Richardson was driving along and the other two men driving together. Neutrality Study Gets Speed-Up WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. m The senate agreed Saturday to speed up consideration of neutrality revision as Sen. Ball (D.-Minn.), declared that a freedom-of-the-seas policy was necessary for this country's survival and Sen. Clark D.-Mo.), dared Pres. Roosevelt to ask congress for a declaration of war. Winding up a week of debate on the momentuous legislation to lift neutrality act provisions forbidding the arming of merchant ships and preventing them from sailing into belligerent ports or combat areas, the chamber agreed unanimously to a suggestion by Democratic Leader Barkley that it meet at 10 a. m. C.S.T.) Monday. h a.- .A , :-: v ft -lt ifi i p. . " -y;. : J I . - Z- - 4 f '-,"' 4 I '-f . ' ; - f , i t " - - ' I i ' , A - . . . ... v - 1 f " ' " . 1 1 ' , - '"I " ."v , , '' f If-fl. ' , ; . ' , 1 I - . .4 . a " 4. 1 BEAL'TIFL'L CATCH! Noble Doss snared rhoto by ni Doi.Bias. Pete Layden 's long pass in the S.M.U. end zone It didn't count. The officials ruled Doss was early in Saturday's game, making a catch to in motion before the center snap and penalized rival his inspired stab on the Aggies' one-yard -Texas five yards. Oh, well they won any- line last Thanksgiving. But here's the rub: way, 34-0. Hays Collision Fatal : : ! i 7 You Must Kiss Red Paint, Shut LANSING. Mich., Nov. 1. (UP) Lurcn D. Dickinson, who likes politics and hates sin, thought back over his 82 active years Saturday night and came up with the following bit of advice: "Don't get stuck on yourself or some other mans red-lipped wife. If you must kiss red paint, shut your eyes and try it out on the barn door." The former governor, who claims to have "a pipeline to God," recently completed a 2,000-mile speaking tour and returned "fresh, vigor Wage Ceiling Is Price Bill Along With Ban On Top Scale for Farm Goods WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (UP) The house banking com mittee Saturday night approved, version of the administration's to include a wage ceiling in the iniei moamcation or tne vision proniDiting any ceiling on farm prices below the level prevail ing between 1919 and 1929. With the farm bloc in the saddle, the committee rode over the administration's original bill and rejected. 12 to 11. the proposal of Rep. Wilbur Mills (D.Ark.) to prevent any wage increases which would boost the cost of a defense material or any previous established price ceilings. The farm price amendment, adopted by a vote of 12 to 11, provided that the prices of farm products could not be set lower than the highest prices which prevailed unaer any oi tnree alternative baselradio broadcast in their state Sun periods. These were: the general price level for farm commodities Oct. 1. 1941: any price below 110 per cent of parity on the base period between 1909 and 1914, and the average prevailing prices for the period between 1910 and 1929. 6 Texans Appointed To Officers Reserve Corps WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (JP) The war department announced the following had accepted appointment to the officers reserve corps: Texas: Richard Carr Bass, second lientenant, air, McKinney. Pincus' Brounes, second lieutenant. FA, Houston. J. W. Kuykendall. Jr., second lieutenant, infantry, Kings-ville. Jack Warren Manning, first lieutenant Burkburnett. Ceorge Hughy Sanders, Jr., second lieutenant, CA, Port Arthur. Georgn Gennett Shepherd. Jr., second lieutenant, air, Terrell. ous, and looking as 25 years ago." His speeches were mostly before church or temperance groups, but there are those in Michigan who wonder if the tireless octogenarian isn't thinking of staging a political comeback: Following his recent speaking tour Dickinson was "deluged with requests" to tell how, at 82, he could work so hard and remain so fresh. So he wrote out a sort of catechism of right living, excerpts from which follow: Refused In 18 to 5, a drastically modified price control bill after refusing measure. administration s bill was a pro Lyndon Says Hitler Doomed Johnson To Speak On Network Today WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. P) Four Texas congressmen, partici- day, expressed numerous views on the national and international outlook, including a forecast that Hitler was doomed. "Hitler is fading fast." declared Rep. Lyndon Johnson of Johnson City. He said he believed Germany would crumble inside, that Europe would revolt. To see that such comes true. America must step up its production of weapons for the democracies, he added. Reps. Wright Patman of Tex-arkana. W. R. Poage of Waco and (Continued on Page 4. Col. 4) New 10,000-Ton Cruiser Swells U.S. Navy Fleet CAMDEN. N. J., Nov. 1. () Another warship in the nation's drive toward a two-ocean navy surpassed by none, the 10,-000-ton cruiser Cleveland, was launched Saturday in a somber atmosphere under leadqn skies. Your Eyes and The human system: "The human system is made up of countless and exceedingly delicate tissues each of which, when inordinately affected by anger, jealousy, worry, disappointment, over-ambition, fear, hatred, envy, improper eating or drinking, loss of sleep, jeers, taunts, sneers, falsehood, overwork, lack of proper exercises, etc., reacts, burns up and kills these delicate fabrics so necessary to long life." On society: Russia Hurls Big Reserves Into Battle Rostov-on-Don And Tula Near Moscow Face Capture Threat By Associated Press Russia threw great masses of reserves into the 19-week-old struggle against Adolf Hitler's invasion armies Saturday night as the Germans momentarily threaten to capture the key city of Rostov-on-Don, gateway to the Caucasus oil fields, and the munitions center of Tula 100 miles south of Moscow. The Germans were smashing full-blast across the upper Donets river, marking all but the end of the trans-Ukraine drive, in an apparent effort to cut off the line of United States war supplies to the U.S.S.R. via the Middle East. Cross at Several Points A bulletin from Hitler's headquarters said nazi troops had crossed the Donets river at several points, presumably in a wide flanking sweep to engulf Rostov-on-Don, and that German and Rumanian troops were advancing into the Crimea peninsula in pursuit of re treating Soviet forces. German military spokesmen de clared emphatically that Russia's winter snows the factor that spelled disaster for Napoleon on his drive to Moscow in 1812 would mean no halt in the campaign. Germany is prepared "to the last detail"" for cold weather combat, they said, and this seemed borne out by recent reports of nazi orders requisitioning winter blankets, heavy coats and boots in the German-conquered countries. Move In Winter Goods Already, the Germans said, supply trains moving east are carrying millions of winter garments and devices enabling Hitler's military juggernaut to operate in freezing temperatures. Soviet front-line dispatches said the German central front armies under Gen. Fedor von Bock were massing huge forces for a violent new offensive against Moscow and that "heavier fighting will begin in the near future." The Soviet commander of the central front, Gen. Gregory K. Zhukov, was reported speeding fresh troops from Russia's vast manpower reservoirs and training bases in Siberia to meet the German assault Nazis Enter Tula As the struggle surged toward a new climax, latest reports gave this picture of the 1,200 mile battle- lines: 1. On the Moscow front: The Germans are driving Into the suburbs of Tula, 100 miles south of the Soviet capital, forcing the Russians to fall back under rearguard action; a violent battle Is raging (Continued on Page 7, Col. 6) Britain's Thanks Chilly on Peace Turk President Gets' Cold Anglo Rejection LONDON, Nov. 1. OP) A hinted offer of peace mediation broadcast from Ankara by Pres. Ismet Inou of Turkey Saturday drew chilly thanks from Britons in high places. Inonu told the Turkish parliament in a speech broadcast to the nation that the country's joy would be "unbounded" if it "could one day become the source of peace which the world awaits and needs. Authoritative British sources said they could not interpret Inonu's mpaninir until thev had received an official text of the broadcast but recalled Churchill's statement that Great Britain would never make peace with Hitler. That was still the empire's policy, they added, and suggested if Inonu intended a neace mediation offer he would have British thanks and nothing more. Nevertheless, Inonu's remarks were known to be under close scrutiny here by British who think they may have been related to a recent conference of leading Turk ish generals with Adolf Hitler in Russia and who must reckon with Britain's own peace movement. Texas Druggists To Meet at Waco Soon WACO. Nov. 1. (VP) Texas drug gists will brush up on their sales methods at the second annual drug merchandising clinic here Nov. 4 and 5. More than 400 retailers are ex pected to attend the clinic sponsor ed bv Texas Pharmaceutical as sociation and the Drug Travelers Association of Texas. Committeemen in charge are Wil-ford Harrison of Dallas, Roy Loving of Waco. Ben Richardson of San Antonio. V. H. Walker of Waco and F. Z. Williams of Dallas. Try Barn Door,' 'Pipeline Dickinson Believes "Don't waste time or energy in efforts to be a social artist ... in high life functions it tends toward shriveled intellect, morals, purity, chastity, Christianity. "If you do use your knife and clip a nick in the side of your mouth it will heal quicker than the chagrin to the socialite who cracked a rule of the social rr.ush. "Neither let social practices entice you into drinking or smoking." On appetite and vitamins: "Dont bewitch it (.the appetite) man Get Uo So 5m War Hitler Asserts U.S. Attacked German Ships F.D. Placed Before Tribunal for World Judging, Official Says BERLIN, Nov. 1. (UP) Reichschancellor Adolf Hitler charged in a formal statement Saturday night that the United States "has attacked Germany" in the shooting war of the North Atlantic and a Wil-helmstrasse spokesman added that "Herr Roosevelt has been placed before the tribunal for world judgment. Germany's declaration was ac companied by a formal statement circulated through nazi diplomats to all countries to which they are accredited asserting that Mr. Roosevelt's charge that Germany plans to carve up South America and stamp out world religion is "non-sensical" and a "crude forgery." From Hitler Himself The German declarations were were read to foreign correspondents at a special press conference to which they were summoned some hours earlier at the theater assembly room of Propaganda Chief Paul Joseph Goebbel's ministry. The German declarations were dateiinwi; from "the fuehrer's field headquarters" on the eastern front, revealing that they came from Hitler himself. There were two declarations one concerning the shooting war in the Atlantic and one concerning Mr. Roosevelt's Navy Day address. Each was prefaced with an extensive recapitulation of the background of the situation, as seen from nazi viewpoint The first declaration contended that the reports, not only of nazi submarine -commanders but of (Continued on Page 7, Col. 3) Japs See U RAF Rains Explosive Death Into Dozen Axis Ships, Leave Fire and Wreckage Along Coast LONDON, Nov. 1. (AP) RAF pilots, raging up and down Britain's blockade front from Norway to the Bay of Biscay Rri-day night and Saturday rained bombs and torpedoes into 11 or 12 axis ships and left fire and wreckage in France and Ger many, air ministry reports said, London Raided After 3 Months Casualties Feared In i:n.Kl L. f-e Liverpool, Along Coast LONDON. (Sunday), Nov. 2. (INS) London suffered its first aerial attack in more than three months late Saturday night. Three of the nazi night raiders were shot down, two of them in the London area and the third near Liverpool, also under attack. The third nazi plane crashed in flames and it was believed all its crew of four perished. Although bombs were dropped in two sections of London proper, there was no report of casualties. However, the Liverpool area and a south coast town were not so fortunate. The attack on Liverpool lasted for several hours and it was believed casualties had been suffered. A few casualties were reported from the south coast town also. In addition to these areas, nazi raiders were reported active in the west midlands, the eastern coastal areas and in southwestern England. The fact that comparatively few bombers participated in the attack on Lodon suggested that it was not a true "blitz'' raid, rather intended to locate anti-aircraft defenses of the capital for future reference. with popular social menus, modern dishes, patent cures or statements of vitamin nuts. "Vitamins doubtless have their use but I'm not sure I'd know a bunch of them from an old maid's wig and it might be just as difficult to pick out of your teeth." Morality: "Don't get stuck on yourself or some other man's red-lipped wife. "If you must kiss red paint shut your eyes and try at out on the barn door. U.S.-German Tension Up On Hitler Charge 'In Fight to Finish Knox Says; Hope For James' Men Is Held WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. fP) German - Amer icaa relations entered a phase of greater tension Saturday night with a charge from Adolf Hitler that American destroyers had engaged in aggression and a declaration from Secy, of Navy Knox that "we are in this fight to the finish." Knox's assertion was made in an address to a marine corps audience at Quantico. Va., while his subordinates at the navy department hopefully awaited word from the North Atlantic increasing the list of known survivors of the torpedoed destroyer Reuben James. May Report at Port Forty-two enlisted men had been rescued out of personnel roster of about 120. The fact that these survivors were safe, and that the destroyer had been torpedoed and sunk while on convoy duty was all the information which the department had. Some hopefully assumed that ships of the convoy had effected rescues w-hich they had not yet reported, and would not report until they made port. The practice has been to use the radio as little as possible, lest the ship's position be divulged to lurking submarines. Denying Defense Right Official comment of the extraordinary statement issued from Hitler's headquarters in Russia was limited to the remark by a state department spokesman, in response to questions, that German propaganda seemed to be trying to deny the right of self-defense to those countries in danger of attack. This official referred reporters to Pres. Roosevelt's address of last (Continued on Page 7, Col. 2) . S. In one frenzied attack on a convoy, an RAF squadron leader swept down the middle of a row of ships to pick out the heaviest laden one and dump his bombs on its deck, it was said. A "tremendous explosion" followed and flames leaped 500 feet in the air, high above his speeding plane, the ministry reported. In France British fighters attacked a railroad station, freight trains,' factories and two guard shi f the coast defenses the ministry reported, without losing a single plane. Rome dispatches revealed that still other RAF flyers, presumably from the Middle East command, bombed Naples and the Sicilian cities of Licata and Palermo again. The attacks on Atlantic shipping and over northern Germany Friday night and early Saturday were made, the ministry said, in the face of wintry rains and fog. Ship after ship, caught in secluded anchorage or steaming for safety, was bombed and raked with machine gun fire. Bomb hits were reported made on at least 11 of them and a 12th vessel was "almost certainly torpedoed." A recently formed Canadian squadron flying United States-built Lockheed Hudson bombers was credited with the lion's share of destruction. ANGLO RED ENVOY MAY COME TO IT. S. LONDON. Nov. 1. (INS) The London Daily Mail reported from Ankara Saturday Sir Stafford Cripps, present British ambassador to Russia, may be transferred to Washington. "It will be safer as you may have a race with that husband ... in case you lose the race you may be hopping round minus a topknot or with an inland passage through your anatomy from spine to wishbone both conducive to short life. On temptation: "You may ask how it can be done with all the surrounding tempta. tions and allurements . . . there is only one absolutely safe source to look to the Great Physician whose rules are changeless and right and whose leadership is perfect.'' T rive Nazis Pushing Axis Mates Into Action Hitler Believed To Be Trying To Pitch Japan Italy Against Yankees WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (UP) Germany Saturday began a campaign which was regarded in Washington as an effort to bring her axis partners, Japan and Italy, into action against the United States. The assertion by the German government that the United States had started a war against the reich was viewed as an attempt to invoke the tri-partite pact of 1940, which pledges the axis group: ". . . . To assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked by a power not involved in the European war or the Chinese-Japanese conflict." Designate U.S. Clearly The United States was designated clearly by that description and now, if Italy and Japan and the smaller axis countries accept Germany's claim, they will be treaty bound to give the reich "all political, economic and military" assistance. In the case of Japan, it jeemed likely that no action would be taken immediately. No Comment on Pacific There was no official cominer.t at the state department on the possibility that the German move might presage axis pressure in the Pacific. State department officials responding to questions limited their comment to saying that Pres. Roosevelt had made this nation's position perfectly clear on previous occasions. They added that Ger-(Continued on Page 7, Col. i) in Avoiding Pacific Clash Said Aim - Japan Can't Give Up Now, High Men Say TOKIO (Sunday), Nov. 2. i,pw High Japanese sources declared Sunday "the United States speedily is approaching the danger of participation in the war due to the sinkings of American vessels." These observers, as quoted by the Dome! news agency, added: "Therefore the United States is making every effort to avoid an armed clash in the Pacific, which now seems inevitable. Tension in the Pacific is gradually increasing despite all the sincere efforts of Japan. "It is absolutely impossible for Japan to abandon the establishment of her co-prosperity sphere since such a concession would mean the empire wculd revert to its status prior to the Manchukoan incident" These sources asserted that if the United States persists in her economic -blockade "Japan must seek sources of vital goods as a measure of self-defense and protection." "She must break through the encirclement formed by inimical nations," they added. This pessimistic talk was reflected in the press which lashed out sharply at the United States. GUZ -J? You sure do hear some funny stuff about Hitler. . , I saw a feller the other day, who knew a friend that had talked to a person who knew Hitler personally and he said that when Adolf was perturbed or angry his face would light up like a blow-torch, his eyes would dance around to & pin-point and go into an x-ray performance, . . . Then he would get down on his all-fours and chew on the rug and the table-legs or devour grass like a billy goat. . . "They say he's a sick man," and "There something very radically wrong with him.". ... With these symptoms to go on, as well as a previously conceived diagnosis of my own gathered from observations of his actions to date it must be presumed that the missing link, which has evfided anthropologists since the first ape, has been found, much to our utter disgust, . . r W t

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