The Austin American from Austin, Texas on October 5, 1941 · 1
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Today's Index 'tie Weather Amusements ...I, 8 Markets .........21 Austin and Tic inity Cloudy and how Building ID. M Central Tim ...4, S Coitnes Sec 4 Conrt Record. ...2ft Editoriala ....Sac. I Features 8w. 1 International ,...2, 3 Interpretative .Sec. 3 Local ..7. 10, 12, 29 .1 ieot cm Mortuary ........ 28 Music National J Radio Show World 8 Society Sec. t Sports .13, 14, IS, 1C Tnu C Weather 2ft rs Sunday. 1MB . East Fexu Considerable clou dines, Io nl thunder showers Sunday and Monday xcept extreme weat portion. Went Texas Coniiderahle cloudintta unday and Monday with scattered show-r south portion and with intermittent in accompanied by northerly wind r- AUSTIN, TEXAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1941 Volume 28 PRICE FIVE CENTS 4 SECTIONS-44 PAGES Number 126 U. T. Eleven Proves It Can Go In Mud, yimteraWacIt! L Bysy LS.IL 34-0 eating Dimes fund -Slates Yes, Steers I Red C ! A 14 r MlaJlMVtr 5 i jMieUIIUIIUII rA !1 IMiiHiW Tnnl KSl l SJZfl HUUUUUt I UU II ng ) 1 " i . -- - - T :hs iter orit pie. )C Steers Plow Through Tigers Easily Layden Shines as All Three Bible Teams Get To Perform r$y WELDOX HART American-Statesman Sports Staff Peter John Layden, the eminent University of Texas captain and fullback, ought to be on "Information, Please" or some other major league quiz program. Saturday he answered one of the most pertinent questions concerning Dana Bible's football team. The question was: "A good ball club, all right but can they go in the mud?" Petroff Jonathan and his coworkers had that proposition placed before them Saturday, and they wasted no time in replying. The answer was: "Yes." The score was: Texas 34. Louisiana State 0. The star of the program vas the above-mentioned Mr. Layden, who carried the ball 10 times for 162 yards including two touchdowns. C'rain's Quarterbacking Tops The master of ceremonies was Cowboy Jack Crain who directed the team brilliantly on three scoring sprees. Crain's strategy was perfect. He gave the ball to Layden nearly every time. A driving rain that waited until the field cover was off soaked Memorial stadium's turf, as well as the approximately 18.000 customers, and rendered the footing treacherous. Texas fans wondered (Continued on Page 13, Col. 8) Steps Toward Location of Big Defense Plant Begin This Week Company Representatives Reaching Here Tomorrow To Confer With LCRA, Land Owners Steps to locate a $9,066,000 magnesium plant of Union Potash company somewhere in the Austin area are expected to get underway early this week. Representatives of the company will reach Austin probably Monday, according to word received by Lower Colorado River Hard Rains Send Red River Up 2,000 Homeless In Wichita Falls Flood i By the Associated Presn ine wwe tvea river, wnn Jtexas i aoiomne extraction plant is ex-on one bank and Oklahoma on the ipected to be located among numer- nther m to 20 feet Saturday nieht under the pressure of the heaviest October rains in 36 years. North of Denison near the giant $54,000,000 dam now abuilding the river was still rising. A timber trestle at the site of the dam was washed out Friday night in the first heavy crush of water. Government engineers said they expected 22 to 23 feet of water in the river bed by Sunday morning. 2.000 Homeless Westward at Wichita Falls about 2.000 persons were homeless from the effects of flood waters which swept out of Wichita river into (Continued on Page 6, Col. 4) For Football NEWS Read the Sports Pages! "For some of life's biggest opportunities Read the Classifieds Classified Dept. OPEN SUNDAY for counter service only Call Only These Numbers 4395 and 4396- During this time regarding cancellations, corrections, etc. We cannot handle these matters after 6 o'clock. The American-Statesman ASSIFILTJ Miaul tv t - f. '" i ' .-", :l l. ,x: .' . - - ( ' i " j: . - . s . v h J J i t5Arv rvvv ir;;f;, M-t 'n f&utet: &vd ..r:-;x;.: It .... V Vh "Here's mud in your eye," said the mud-splattered Longhorn to the mud-smeared Tiger as he hurried by. In this instance" it was Capt, Pete Laywen speeding by the bewildered Tiger for authority. Decision as to the site will be made by the potash company's of ficials, holders of a government contract for construction of the plant, for building of a $1,660,000 dolomite extraction plant and for production of magnesium metal for the government. At or Near Austin Cong. Lyndon Johnson, who an nounced the government's signing the contract to bring the light-metal plant to Texas, said the plant will be located "at or near" Austin. The ous known posits of the mineral- bearing limestone. These deposits extend from the northwest edge of Travis county through Burnet and i other counties of this section. Mgr. Max Starcke and other officials of the CRA, who conferred in Washington last week with government officials and representatives of the Union Potash company, were expected back Sunday. The authority will supply the new industry with low-cost public power; and its available supply of power (Continued on Page 6, Col. 4 Austin Gets C.C. Session DALLAS. Oct, 4. (JP) Austin was chosen as site of the 1942 convention of the Texas chamber of commerce managers at a meeting of the board Saturday. Attending the meeting were the following directors: Paul Vickers of McAllen, president of the group and manager of the McAllen chamber; Joe Mock of Nacogdoches, J. W. Arnold of Cuero, Dick Knight of Corsicana. H. W. Pruitt of Bor-ger, Grady Shipp of Longview and Paul Ord of Mineral Wells. Blimp To Be Used To Get Texan Off Tower If Mountain Climbers Fail in Their Effort SUNDANCE, Wyo., Oct. 4. OF) Expert mountain climbers will attempt Sunday to bring George Hopkins off his lofty roost atop the Devils Tower national monument where he has been marooned four days and if that fails he may be rescued by a blimp. The Omaha World-Herald said in a copyrighted story it has arranged with the Goodyear Tire and Rub- ber company at Akron, Ohio, to Crashed Army. Ship Said Seen Bombers Soar Over Grand Canyon Area NEEDLES, Calif., Oct. 4. (JP) A report that a B-18 army bomber, missing since Thursday night, had been sighted near the southwest rim of Arizona's Grand Canyon sent army bombers soaring over the area Saturday afternoon. The reports reached here from Santa Fe railroad and private sources in Kingman, Ariz. The sheriff's office there said it had heard rumors but had received no definite report and had sent out no searching party. The location was reported as 35 miles north of Peach Springs, Ariz., a Santa Fe station on the canyon rim. It is approximately 125 miles east of this California - Arizona border town. The twin-engined B-18 bomber, en route to Albuquerque, N. M., from Sacramento, Calif., carried four officers and two enlisted men. Whether the men escaped death was not immediately learned. Lieut A. T. King. Laramie, Wyo., was the pilot. Others aboard: Lieuts. W. C. Crim and D. G. Boyd, officers from the Pendleton, Ore., air base, passengers; Lieut. R. H. Conway, Wilbur, Va., co-pilot; Corp. L. E. Gillem, Spokane, Wash., and Pvt. L. T. Morefield, Springer-ville. Ariz. Crim is from Henderson. Texas, and Boyd from Palestine, Texas, Churches To Observe Ad-to-China Week DALLAS, Oct. 4. (UP) Churches throughout Texas have been asked Sunday to observe U.e aid-to-China week, officially proclaimed by Gov. Coke Stevenson as a period to take collections for China relief. State School Supt. L. A. Woods has requested that all colleges, universities and schools take similar collections. Nathan Adams, Dallas, who is general chairmen, has appealed to Texans to contribute to the United China Relief. The Texas quota is $200,000. send a blimp to bring the adventurous aviator off the top of the rock tower, where he landed by parachute Wednesday to win a bet. J. F. Joiner, superintendent of the monument said he had been advised that the blimp rescue attempt could not be attempted until Thursday. Plans for a rescue by climbers would not be abandoned, he said. The San Antonio, Texas, aviator appeared not to be worrying over a good gain. Layden led the Longhorns in a devastating 34-0 triumph over the Louisiana State lads Saturday in the first home game for Dana X. Bible's boys. U.S. Plane Factories Hit Record Of 1,91 4 Craft for September Deliveries Bring Total of Aircraft Turned Over To Army, Navy and Foreign Nations to 12,651 WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (UP) The office of production management announced Saturday night that 1,914 military aircraft were delivered during September a new monthly record. The output exceeded the previous monthly record set in Augustby 60 planes and the OPM pointed out that September was a short month of only 30 days and included the Labor Day holiday. September deliveries brought the total of aircraft turned over to the army, navy and foreign governments for the first nine months of this year to 12,651. It was understood that most of I the planes delivered were tactical craft, such as lighters. nomDers and observation ships. The others were trainers. Informed sources said that September deliveries were slightly below schedule, but added that deliveries were expected to match the goal by the end of the year. In January 1,036 military planes were delivered as compared with only 799 in December, 1940. In the following month there was a drop of 972. Deliveries in subsequent months follow: March, 1.216: April, 1,389; May,. 1,334; June, 1.476; July, 1,460, and August, 1,854. If the September rate of production is maintained during the remaining quarter of the year, military aircraft deliveries in the United States will approximate 18,000. Union Head Kills Self After Being Indicted MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Oct 4. (UP) Grant Dunne, 48, C.I.O. teamsters' union leader under indictment for plotting to overthrow the United States government by force, shot and killed himself Saturday night at his Minneapolis home. Police said his body was found on a bedroom floor. A .22 caliber target pistol lay nearby. Dunne had been shot through the right temple. FJ). GOES TO HTDE PARK NEW YORK, Oct. 4. (JP) Pres. Roosevelt left his New York town house late Saturday by motor for his Hyde Park. N. Y.. home after spending a day attending to personal matters. the prospect of spending Saturday night on the windy, rocky top of the fantastic rock formation. Hopkins occasionally would shout to the crowd of nearly 1,000 persons gathered at the base of the tower, which included both tourists and ranch people, some with their lunches. He dropped over the 800-foot side of the rock tower a note which said: "Quit worrying about me up here I'm all right." DefenseSpending On Steady Rise Budget Bureau Hikes Figure to 18 Billion WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (UP) Rapid acceleration of defense production and lend-lease aid to Britain Saturday prompted the budget bureau to raise its defense spending estimates to a record $18,000,-000,000 for this fiscal year. Four months ago Budget Dir. Harold D. Smith estimated defense spending for the 1942 fiscal year which ends next June at $15,500,-000.000. At a press conference Saturday, however, he said the estimate must be increased by $2,500,-000,000. $135 Per Person The cost of defense this year will amount to about $135 for every person in the United States and approximately 18 per cent of the anticipated unprecedei.ted national income of $100,000,000,000. Revision of the budget estimates prefaced borrowing by the treasury next week of between $1,000,-000,000 and $1,250,000,000 to help offset the deficit that has been increasing at the rate of more than a billion dollars a month. By next June, Smith estimated defense expenditures will reach $2,000,000,000 a month, pushing total expenditures for the fiscal year to $24,581,000,000, an all-time high. Total expenditures during the fiscal year ended last June 30 amounted to only $12,710,000,000 and of this total $6,235,000,000 was for defense. Estimate Revised Smith said his revised estimate of defense spending included costs of lend-lease which he expected to raise rapidly soon as prior British cash orders are filled and American productive machinery expands. The defense total, however,' did not include direct purchases by Great Britain of about $1,000,000,-000,000 and loans by federal corporations for preparedness purposes now amounting to $1,500,00,000. Smith's new figures dwarfed estimates in the budget sent to congress last January. For example. Smith cited the over-all defense program, measured by appropriations and authorizations already passed or pending before congress amount to $60,000,000,000. In the budget message last January, the (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) Soviets Tell Of Big Scale Push on Foe Hull Denounces Tanker Sinking As An Act of Piracy By the Associated Presa Full powered Russian counterattacks, for which considerable successes were claimed, kept the Germans occupied on both flanks of urday. the long eastern battlefront Satin the Atlantic the torpedoing of an American-owned tanker drew a vigorous denunciation from Secy, of State Hull, who called it another act of lawlessness and piracy transcending considerations that the ship flew the Panama flag and was in Britain's service. He declared every nation has the inherent right of self defense in meeting attacks which he described as par', of an attempted conquest of the earth. 34 Survivors Rescue of 17 more of the American crew of the torpedoed ship I. C. White raised the number of survivors to 34 and reduced the missing to four. The freighter West Nilus and Delnorte, each with 17 of the L C. White's company aboard, were expected to land them in Rio De Janeiro Tuesday. The 7.053-ton ship went down in the South Atlantic off Brazil Sept. 27, but circumstances of the torpedoing were not disclosed. Instead, German dispatches dealt almost exclusively with the war against Russia. The nazis acknowledged strong Russian counterattacks both in the north and southern sectors, but said one in the Ukraine cost the red army 300 tanks and those in the Baltic area were repulsed. Counter-offensive German scouts reported the Rus sians were massing every bit of their remaining strength for counter offensive in the Ukraine. The Germans were silent on the large scale operations which their high command said were in progress in Russia. The Russians, however, said a large Soviet force had been rescued from the shores of Lake Ladoga and brought into Leningrad in (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Myron Taylor Has Heavy Data Envoy Has Reports 'Of Utmost Value' NEW YORK, Oct. 4. (JP) Myron C. Taylor, Pres. Roosevelt's personal emissary to the Vatican, arrived here Saturday by clipper and said he would promptly report to the president and Secy, of State Cordell Hull information "of utmost value' which he obtained in conferences abroad with "many interesting peo pie." It was not immediately learned whether he would confer with the president in New York city, where the chief executive visited Saturday, or at Hyde Park. It was indicated by sources close to the president, however, that the meeting would probably take place at Hyde Park. 3 Lost, J 1 Missing As Argentine Ship Sinks BUENOS AIRES, Oct." 4. (iP) The 1,375-ton Argentine destroyer Corrientes sank in shallow water off the southern Argentine coast Saturday after a collision during naval maneuvers with the 6,800-ton cruiser Almirante Brown in which three men were known to have been lost and 11 others missing, the navy ministry announced Saturday night. Fishermen returning to port from the scene of the accident, off the resort of Mar Del Plate, 230 miles southeast of here, indicated the toll in lives was greater than that announced by the navy. Retired Justice Brandeis' Death Believed 'Only Few Hours Away' WASHINGTON, Oct 4. (UP) The death of retired Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis is "only a few hours away," his personal physician announced Saturday night. Dr. Lewis Ecker. who has been attending the 84-year-old retir?d jurist since he suffered a heart attack last Wednesday, earlier announced that Brandeis was "slip Air Force And Panzer Act To Crush Revolts By the Associated Press A German mechanized division of 12,000 men aided by the German air force was reliably reported moving toward Belgrade in former Yugoslavia Sunday to combat guerrilla bands taking part in a loosely -connected but widespread underground revolt against the axis rulers of the European continent raging from INorway to Ureece. Support for conquered peoples fighting axis authorities by terrorism, sabotage and guerrilla warfare came from King Haakon VII, king of Norway in exile in London, who signed a decree providing the death penalty for crimes against the Norwegian state. The Norwegian monarch's act was ' described as a warning to any ' "tools" of the nazis who might" exert themselves to help the Ger- ! man authorities that they will face i capital punishment whenever the ! government which now is in exile i is in position to enforce its decree. '; Meanwhile in Oslo, Josef Ter- i boven, reichs commissar for Norway, Saturday delivered to that Scandinavian nation this ultimatum: Accept Germany's new order and regard Germany's enemies as your enemies or face obliteration as a national state, and possible starvation. 2,000 Are Held The Stockholm newspaper, Social Demokraten, reported more than 2,000 Norwegians are now being held in three big concentration camps and many hundreds more are held in prisons in Norway and Germany, many of them as hostages. In one camp at Grini, it was reported, many well-known Norwegian Journalists, including (Continued on Page 2. Col. 1) Neutrality Law Poll Favorable Some Modification Is Likely To Be Okehed WASHINGTON, Oct 4. (JP) A poll indicated Saturday that the senate would approve some modification of the neutrality law but that any proposed change would meet substantial opposition. At the same time a large group of senators was uncommitted, having adopted a wait-and-see attitude pending Pres. Roosevelt's forthcoming recommendations to congress. To Confer Tuesday-Mr. Roosevelt will confer with congressional leaders of both parties regarding neutrality amendment next Tuesday. There have been indications that he would suggest only that the present law be amended to permit the arming of American merchant ships. But some congressional leaders are urging him to recommend also elimination of the existing prohition against sending American merchantmen into belligerent ports or presently-designated combat zones. Here is how the senate lined up on the issue: Favoring complete repeal or modification to permit arming ships and sending them anywhere 29. For arming ships but opposing (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) Hurricane Moves Toward Florida NEW YORK, Oct. 4. (INS) The weather bureau Saturday night reported a tropical storm of hurricane intensity at its center would approach the lower east coast of Florida late Sunday afternoon if its present course continues. An advisory issued by the bureau stated: "A tropical disturbance was central at 7 p. m. about 170 miles north of Turks Island. It is probably of full hurricane force near its center with gales over a considerable area north and northwest of center. if its present movement continues it will cross the other Bahama islands tonight and will be approaching the lower east coast of Florida late Sunday afternoon. "Small craft south of Melbourne, Fla., should not venture into open water in the next 24 hours.'' ping fast." Friends of Brandeis, who retired from the high court two years ago, earlier said it was unlikely that he would live through the night. At his bedside were Mrs. Brandeis and their two daughters, Mrs Elizabeth Brandeis Rauschenbush of the University of Wisconsin faculty and Mrs. Susan Brandeis Gilbert a judge on the New York bench. British Envoy Sees Need Of Continent Move Air Supremacy First In Anglo Eyes, Then Invasion of Europe WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. INS)-British Ambassador Lord Halifax, back in Washington after several weeks in England, expressed the belief Saturday that the continent of Europe must be invaded before a final victory can be achieved over nazi Germany. The British envoy said, however. that such an invasion could not be carried out successfully by Britain at the present time. Questioned by a press conference as to whether he deemed an American expeditionary force necessary to such an invasion, Lord Halifax said he had never heard the matter discussed by his government's authorities. To lay- the groundwork for such a possible future cross-channel invasion, and to enable the RAF to give all possible aid to Russia, the ambassador called for "more and more" U.S. heavy bombers. "We attached the greatest importance to the producuon and delivery of heavy bombers from the United States for which we are extremely grateful," he said. "Only through air attack on Germany can Britain hope to create a situation in Germany which . may be expected to bring the war to an end within a reasonable time. "But in the end we must invade the continent. I have always felt that victory cannot be obtained until we can inflict military damage on the enemy on land as well as in the air." Mrs. Stevenson 'Holds Her Own' Mrs. Coke Stevenson, wife of the governor, will undergo a second blood transfusion within two days Sunday morning. Mrs. Stevenson, ill for more than a year, was taken to a local hospital Saturday morning and given a blood transfusion by her son. Coke, Jr., Kimble county attorney. Coke. Jr., also will be the donor for the blood Sunday. It was learned at the governor's mansion Satiirday night that Mrs. Stevenson was "holding her own." Texas Power Co-ops Are Granted Loans WASHINGTON, Oct 4. (.t-Loans amounting to $2,746200 to 20 power systems were announced Saturday by the rural electrification administration. Among the allotments were: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Inc., Douglassville, Texrs. $34,000; Bandera Elect-ic Cooperative. Inc., Bandera Texas $40,000; Farmers' Electric Generating Cooperative-Inc, Gilmer, Texas, $1,450,000. RED SAILORS, CIVILIANS LAND ON SWEDISH COAST STOCKHOLM, Oct. 4. (UP)-An official announcement Saturday night reported that three Russian boats had landed on the Swedish coast Saturday with 60 Russian civilians and sailors of the Red fleet mi Gus B.Michel Goofy definitions: "Priority," a material illusion with the mental conclusion: "Now I've got it and now I haven't" The experts are getting smart . . . They're getting where they make reservations when they "get out on a limb." Joe Louis is the first champion managers have had to tear down in order to build up. Sure they're going to cut down war profiteering this time . . . They do it every time . . . (Yeah, after the "jack" has already been built.)

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