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Weather Forecast U. S. Weather Bureau Snow, ending early this morning clearing and warmer in afternoon; tomorrow, cloudy and warmer. Yesterday' Temperature High 29, 11 A. Low 23, 6 P.

M. Complete Weather Statistic on Page 2 nil 3 Member Associated Press Volume 80, No. 233 Whole No. 24,404 THREE SECTIONS READING, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1 9 3 8 Published Brery Morning Except Sunday. Entered at necond claM matter at the Post OOlce at Reading, pennm, under the Act of March.

1879. 3 Cents A Copy Good Morning! Asia for the Asiatics seems to mean Japan for the Japanese, Man ehukuo for the Japanese and China for the Japanese. mm ,11 The Merry GcvRound Drew Pearson By Robert Allen Costa Rica Balked Jewish Colony Scheme When U. S. Envoy Backed It.

Latin Americans Touchy On Emigration; Fear "Influence" of WASHINGTON In the files of the State Department is an Interesting story of how one Jew inadvertently upset a colonization plan to settle Jewish refugees in Cost Rica. It is important because it indicates how touchy Latin American countries are regarding Jewish colonization and Latin America represents the chief undeveloped area open to migration. The Jewish Economic Committee in New York had purchased a banana plantation in Costa Rica. Once a thriving area, it was capable of supporting 1,000 Jewish refugees. Negotiations were begun with Costa Rican government, and after considerable persuasion, It agreed to permit the entry of the refugees provided the refuges agreed to remain on their farms, not come to the cities to compete with local merchants.

Just as the plan was about completed, however, Leo Sack, former U. S. minister to Costa Rica, then in New York, wrote to friends in the Costa Rcan capital regarding the colonization. Leo gave the impression that he was one of the chief instigators of the plan. Immediately there was an outcry in Costa Rica.

Sack, a newspaperman with an outstanding record Washington, apparently had not been popular when he was minister to Costa Rica. News papen the proposed colony as a Sack scheme to continue his influence over Costa Rica. They expressed the fervent wish that leo confine his activities to New York. And they torpedoed the colon'zation scheme. KATHRYN LEWIS, daughter and secretary of John L.

Lewis, will make an excellent delegate to the Pan American Union congress at Lima, because she is a staunch advocate of cordial relations between the United State and South America. However, her biggest concern 3ust before leaving for Peru was quite aside from the international aspect of the mission on which Alf Landon and other delegates were embarking. "I have absolutely nothing to wear," she exclaimed, as she departed hastily for New York on a chopping tour. "pHlS German embassy is the 1 only one in Washington that greets telephone callers in a foreign language. A gruff male voice barks "Deutsche Botschaft" (Ger man embassy) and then repeats the words in English.

The telephone number, District 4500, differs in only one digit from that of the TJ. S. state department, District 4510. CONGRESSMAN KLEBERF of Texas, who voted against the WPA appropriation and the new crop control act limiting benefit payments to $10,000, received an AAA check last year' for $112,130. 04.

His famed King ranch is twice as large as Rhode Island Representaive Davey Lewis, who failed to purge Senator Tydings of Maryland, will be made a Federal Communications Commissioner if that agency is revamped, otherwise he will go on the Bituminous Coal Commission Of all the new congressmen keep your eye on T. V. Smith of Chicago. A drawling, red headed Texan who holds a professorship in the University of Chicago, Smith is slated to be a leading New Deal spokesman The vote teller In the House will have to master some tongue twisters at the coming session. Among the members are Monkiegicz of Dwor shak of Idaho, Maciejewski and Koclalkowski of 111., Tenerowicz and Lesinski of Mich.

(Coypright. 1938) Leave Obituaries, Drunken Drivers Urged MURFREESBORO, Nov. 24 The Hurfreesboro Daily News Journal made this front page plea to motorist readers for Thanksgiving Day: "The editorial staff would greatly appreciate it if all citizens planning io take a few quick snorts of fire water before getting into the car to drive to grandma's or the football game, would first stop by the office and lea a few notes on their obituaries. "This thoughfulness will do away with the necessity of our having to chase around hospitals and undertaking establishments Thanksgiving night trying to find out who you were before you tried to turn two curves where there was only one." SAYS REBELS FOUGHT OUT NEW YORK. Nov.

24 (Ti Ernest Hemingway returned from Spain to day with the declaration that the Insurgent frce In Spain were "frwght put." Forest Fire Endangers Shirley's Home Blaze Approaches Palatial Residence Of Child Star LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (r Two thousand smoke begrimed men, weary after more than 30 hours of fighting, tightened up their belts tonight for a final effort as all but two forest fires in one of the worst outbreaks in Southern California history were brought under control. The Will Rogers ranch was saved, but fire still roared out of control eight miles away. In the Fernwood area, where 2,000 persons live, flames gained new headway when a nre hose was burned through. Late today the fire had advanced to between a mile and a half a mile from the palatial home of Shirley Temple in Brentwood, and her film studio sent half a dozen men to assist fire fighters in that vicinity.

They reported the home might be endangered should there be a shift in the direction of the wind. The Temples were in Palm Springs today. Big Resort Threatened Fourteen fire trucks were rushed to Panorama Point in the San Bernardino Mountains tonight, as a fire Jumped the highway and, en tering high timber, threatened Crest line Resort, one and one half miles away. A north wind was rising, how ever, blowing against the flames and the nearly 1,000 men fighting the blaze hoped with this aid to keep it in check. Starting in yesterday's hinh wind the flames destroyed some 300 homes and cabins, mostly in the Santa Monica area, and the $750,000 Arrowhead Springs Hotel near San Bernardino, together with ten cot tages.

Notables' Homes Destroyed Homes reported destroyed in the Santa Monica area included those of Sam Wood, film director; Otto Carrillo, brother of Leo Carrillo, screen actor, and Laura Mathies sen, noted painter. Seventy five firemen with trucks and hase averted passible destruction of the ranch estate of Ilia late Will Rogers, actor lnmiorlst. while members of his family loaded valuable belongings into vans, ready for flight. Approaching on three sides, the fire cast an ember that ignited a corner of he stables, but this was quickly extinguished. Mrs.

Betty Rogers finally was in duced to leave by automobile, but her children. Will, Mary and James, remained behind with Actors Carrillo and Eruce Cabot to aid the firemen. Roosevclis Hosts To Crippled Tols President Promises Extension of Aid WARM SPRINGS, Nov. 24 and Mrs. Roosevelt were hosts tonight at a gala Thanksgiving turkey dinner given for crippled children and adulU and their families living at this colony of infantile paralysis sufferers.

Covers were spread for approximately 500 persons. Roast young turkey with oyster stuffing was the main course on the typical American family menu. rian to Extend Work Before a smiling group of fellow infantile paralysis victims gathered about him at the homey dinivr, the President told of plans to expand the national foundation to fight the crippling disease in every county of the land. With Mrs. Roosevelt at his side and radio chains carrying his brief talk across the country, the Chief Executive traced a 12 year growth of the health resort he founded here and added: "Last year we took a further step by establishing the national foundation for infantile paralysis; and after January 30, 1939 (the President's fifty seventh birthday), we hope to have permanent chapters of this national foundation in all of the more than three thousand coun (THrn to Page six) Sudetens Get Choice Of Adolf Or Adolf BERLIN, Nov.

24 The of ficial Gazette printed today a fac 1 simile of the ballot to be used in supplementary elections December 4 in which newly annexed Sudeten land will vole on parliamentary representatives. The ballot reads: "Do you acknowledge our fuehrer, Adolf Hitler, the liberator of Sudetenland, and do you give your vote to the list of the National Socialist German i i ijauur pai ly nt Heading the list are Hitler and two Sudeten Nazi leaders, Konrad Hcnlein and Karl Herman Frank. Beneath are a circle about one and a half inch in diameter for the answer "yes'' and a circle four fifth of an inch across for "no." 10 as a Opening i7 i 5 4ev oflW Reading's 1938 Christmas Seal sale will officially open today, with $20,250 as the goal. The money will be used by the Reading Tuberculosis Association to conduct its 1939 anti tuberculosis program. The picture above shows Dr.

Henry S. Kieser, city school physician and associate chairman of the seal sale, selling the first Christmas Seals of the season to Postmaster Walter A. Ringler. Postmasters have a special interest in this year's Christmas Seal, because each sheet of 100 contains the picture of a member of their profession, Einar Holboell, the Danish postal clerk who originated the idea of selling an extra stamp to raise funds for tuberculosis work. Times Staff Photo.

City. County Unite In Thanks Prayers Said For Persecuted Overseas Reading and Berks joined the nation in observing Thanksgiving Day in the traditional American fashion yesterday. From the pulpits of churches In clly and county prayers of thanks fur favors received during 19H8 ere offered by ministers who also pleaded fur relief fur the persecuted and war ravaged citizens of foreign lands. More than 4,500 persons braved sleet and snow to witness the Al bright Muhlenberg football game with Muhlenberg victor by a score of 3 to 0. And in thousands of homes throughout the county, families and friends gathered about the festive board to eat their fill of turkey, duck, goose and chicken garnished with all the trimmings.

Snow Blankets County With a blanket of snow covering Reading and Berks and the temperature hovering in the low 20's. the day was more reminiscent of Christmas than Thanksgiving. In churches of many denominations the reminder in President Kooseveli's Thanksgiving Day proclamation of "the unfortunate people in other lands who are in dire distress at this our Thanksgiving season" pro vided the theme for sermons. Concluding last night, the 10 Joint and 20 separate services held yesterday by various denominations, brought thousands of worshippers te churches In Reading and the sur rounding suburban and rural com munities. Hold Union Services Among churches vhich held combined services yesterday were the First Reformed Church of Reading, where the Rev.

Scott Brenner delivered the sermon; Grace (Alsace) and Alsace Lutheran, where the Rev. Jesse M. Mengel preached; (Turn to Page Thrrr) Duchess Will Test Chamberlain Support LONDON, Nov. 24 (JP) The Duches of Atholl, fiery critic of Prime Minister Chamberlain's foreign policy, decided today to relinquish her Conservative seat in the House of Commons to force an immediate by election to test the sentiment of her constituency. Her decision was spurred by the action of the Unionist (Conservative) Association in her constituency of Kinross and West Perth, Scotland, in refusing to nominate her as its candidate in the next election.

The duchess, elected five times heretofore as the association's can uer H.t.rminltnn fight at once to retain ner seat an independent candidate. 30 Are Injured At Fascist Meeting JOHANNESBURG, Union of South Africa, Nov. 24 P) Thirty persons were injured today when Fascist meeting turned into an anti Jewish riot. A crowd which attended the meeting chased Jews through streets, shouting "Down with Jews." Police restored order with tear gas. Of those injured, two were shot snd one was stabbed.

the Christmas 14 'V II Y' 30,000 Extra Pieces Open Christmas Seal Drive Letter carriers in city and county today will start delivering 4.000.000 Christmas Seals to 30,000 prospective buyers in Reading and Berks. Delivery of the quotas of seals, ranging from $1 to $5 worth, will be a sequel to the official opening of the annual Christmas Seal sale yesterday. The sale is sponsored by the Reading Tuberculosis Assor Its goal Is The money be used nuance the aMH. ittUuu'3 1934 aiill tuberiMilosl.s program in Reading and lietn.s County. Th formal opening was marked by a radio broadcast yesterday, when Dr.

Chester Wlttell, Reading pianist and composer, head of the music department of the Wyomls sing Institute of Fine Arts, played a quarter hour program of Chopin and Turina and there was a brief outline of plans for the 1938 Christ mas Seal sale. Spang Sale Chairman Christmas Seals will be on sale between now and Christmas. They cost one cent each. The associa Guards Battle French Strikers Dozens Injured At Big Auto Works PARIS, Nov. 24 JP) Mobile guards battled strikers occupying the Renault Automobile Works tonight In an outbreak accompanying a wave of strikes which, at the peak, involved more than 74.000 workers.

Dozens were injured on both sides and much of the Paris factory's machinery was reported wrecked before the Renault strikers, estimated to number several thousands, left the plant. Premier Edouard Daladier, assumed complete control of nieas urea to combat the strikes, which were called In opposition to the government's decree law fur lengthening the 40 hour week. He ordered 4,000 railroad employes at Valenciennes into military service and told police to clear Important Paris fac tories. At the Renault the strikers had barricaded themselves inside the workshops and barred doors with armored cars and taints manufactured by the plant. The guards, commanded by Paris police prefect, Roger Langeron, charged through back entrances after hurling tear gas bombs through the windows.

Inside, a pitched battle developed, with strikers using wrenches and harriers to combat the blows of rifle butts. BUY CHRISTMAS Seal Sale ii of Mail Today tion this year is stressing the use of the seals as decorations on Christmas mail and gift packages. Charles R. Spang is chairman of the sale and Dr. Henry S.

Kieser is associate chairman. Money from the seal sale will be used In Reading and Berks county by the Reading Tuberculosis Association to conduct its 1939 antituberculosis program. The program emphasizes tuberculin te.st.s, through which the present of tuberculin Infection di.scotered in the human body. Tuberculin testi are followed up by ray examinations, to determine the extent to which the disease has progressed. The association does extensive follow up work in the families of person found to be suffering with the disease.

Prompt returns on Christmas Seal mailings have been requested by the Tuberculosis Association. Seals will be available to those persons who do not receive them through the mails at the association's offices at 120 N. Fifth and at a booth that will be, set up in the lobby of the Reading post office. Misses Rabbit, Peppers His Pal Birdsboro Hunter Not Seriously Hurt Another Berks hunting casualty was marked up against the 1938 season yesterday' when Ludwig Walsh, 29, of Birdsboro, R. D.

2, was struck by the charge from a shotgun fired by one of two companions with whom he was hunting In Gollub's Park, Amity Township. 1 Private Howard Soule of the state motor police said Walsh was accidentally shot by David L. Kemmer ling, 29, of Summit Station, Schuylkill County, who was released in his own recognizance pending the out oome of the wounded man's injuries. Wahdi was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital by Keinmerling and Edward (iollub, his second companion in the party, where physicians said the entire right side of his body had been penetrated by the shot.

Hospital authorities said his condition was not serious, however. Kemmerling told state police that Walsh wa.s sprayed with the shot when he fired his gun at a rabbit. High School Pupils Organize Blackshirts or 'Bloodless Revolution 1 his OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 24 (VP) Lewis Morris, county attorney, said tonight he did not believe unlawful the activities of a high school students' blackshirt organization which its leaders said planned a "bloodless revolution." Morris said that in America "unlike Communist Russia or Fascist Germany and Italy" the students are protected in their right to free speech and secret assembly. "However," said Morris, "we plan 'to check into the use of firearms and I'll probably have the boys questioned tomorrow to determine whether there is any law violation or Jeopardizing of lives there." Morris' announcement followed Colombia Recalls Envoy From Berlin Due To Police Atlack During Violence Against Jews BERLIN, Nov.

24 Py Another sequel to anti semitic outbursts in Germany following the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by a ycung Jew was the announcement of Raefael Garamillo, Colombia's minister designate to Germany, that he had been recalled as a resuic of an incident during the viol30.ee two weeks ago. The Colombian envoy packed his bags and left without having presented his credentials. He said his post would be left vacant for the time being as a protest. The incident causing the recall occurred November 10 when he and his staff drove about Berlin in a legation automobile. The first secre tary, R.

Rocha Schlos, tot photographs of burning synagogues and smashed store windows before dozens of policemen surrounded the car and tried to seize the cameras. Garamillo protested, but he said policemen told him his diplomatic status meant nothing in the case. Finally the minister designate went with police to the foreign office here lie said he was told Ihe police had done their duty and would n.it be reprimanded. Hitler Refuses to See Him Later written protest to the foreign office went unanswered, Garamillo said, and Rocha Schloss was told Chancellor Hitler had postponed indefinitely his reception of Garamillo, set for November 15. Meanwhile Jewish leaders expressed fears tonight that a $400.

000,000 government levy against Jews would make their emigration virtually impossible in the i.ext nine months. Responsible Jewish quarters were extremely worried after studying a decree issued yesterday by which the Jewish fine will be collected in four installments ending August 15, 1939. All payments must be made before an individual allowed to emigrate. 1,500 Children to Emigrate A number of small children, 1,500 of whom will be accepted by the Netherlands, were happier tonight than their parents. First applications for this special emigration were taken at the Netherlands legation today.

Jews said the 1,500 quota would be filled quickly. Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering, today, told 36 Nazi district leaders that he would hold them personally responsible for any extra legal action against Jews. Sources close to Goering said he explained to the party leaders, who were called to Berlin to consider tne economic situation, that the time for street action against Jews was over and that anti semitic decrees hich had been Issued were regulating the "Jewish problem." Hilleary Retires From Reading Co. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 Py Retirement of Edgar D.

Hilleary as vice president In charge of traffic of the Reading Railroad Company and the Central Railroad of New Jersey was announced today by E. W. Scheer, president of both roads. Scheer said the traffic chief asked to be retired because of illness. Hilleary began his employ with the Reading Company 42 years ago.

rising to his present post in 1923 and taking over similar duties with the Central Railroad of New Jersey In 1933. Nut Roast Tops Meal Of Vegetarians NEW YORK, Nov. 24 The Vegetarian Society, with diners present from a number of surrounding states, ate a meatless Thanksgiving dinner today. The main dish was nut roast with varied steamed vegetables; vegetable salad, apple pudding, pumpkin pie and fig coffee and honey. disclosure leaders of the (Curiosity Club) kept rendezvous in the country for pistol and rifle practice and have been investigated for carrying concealed weapons.

High school officials, who already had conducted their own inquiry, announced they found state laws provided inadequate penalties for persons "contributing to juvenile delinquency" and had given the matter publicity in an effort to influence parental action against the blackshirted, ami ieligious and semi military organization. Meanwhile, the society's 19 year 'old "commisar," Milton Wal ser told newspapermen: "Thirty three of us could hardly effect a bloodless revolution. Only 17 Icy Gale Hits Nation, Killing 10; First Snow Covers City, County Air Traffic At Standstill In East; Mercury 30 Below Zero In Montana; Seven Hurt, Result of Storm Here (By Associated Presss) Snow, fanned by gale like winds, bombarded a large part of the nation yesterday as sub freezing weather pasted a coating of ice on highways and handicapped thousands of home bound Thanksgiving celebrants. Air traffic was at a standstill throughout the east. Weather forecasts indicated they might have to cancel service today.

The weather bureau warned of a severe storm sweeping the coast from Cape Hatteras to Eastport, Me. Ten persons were killed and scores injured as the storm covered all New England, endangering shipping and traffic It snowed as far south wave registered its lowest Yellowstone, with the 48 Crews Fight To Keep Highways In Berks Open (Pictures on Page 4) Winter arrived in Reading and Berks yesterday. Blanketing the county, with six inches of sleet and snow by midnight, it endangered the lives of thousands of motorists who ventured onto slippery highways, slowing up the progress of traffic and crippled transportation facilities. It also sent the temperature down to 23 degrees last night, setting a Thanksgiving Day record that had not been equalled since 1914. Icy highways, which sent large crews of city and state employes into action, brought injury to five persons.

Two pedestrians, who slipped on icy sidewalks, also required medical treatment. Although warmer temperatures were expected todav, weather observers saw no end to the snow until some time this morning. Drirts In Rural Berks Rural Bprks bore the brunt of the storm as shifting winds caused snow to pile In high drifts to further hinder traffic. The wintry blast wa.s reported at its worst in Mt. fenn, Pennside, Hamburg, Womelsdorf, Topton and Boyertown, where a road under repair was in a bad but passable condition.

The State Highway Department headquarters in Reading sent 4X crews, each ronaisting of five men, out to cinder high ways and dangerous intersections and later ordered its plows out to clear away drifts on all main arteries. Secondary roads were also ordered cleared. To facilitate the task, cindrrs were brought from various manufacturing plants to central points, and from there picked up and spread by the crews. In Reading, Councilman Stewart E. Tomlinson also sent out a fleet (Turn to Page Four) Auto Crushes Boy, 13, Pushing Stalled Car Because 13 year old Donald Zel ler, of 620 Penn nking Spring, wanted to be a "good 1 end of Pennsylvania to the other Samaritan" last night, he is in ed tne Pennsvlvania Motor Reading Hospital today.

Donald, with a companion, was Pollce toniSnt to warn tortaU to helping to push the automobile of exercise extreme caution. Jchn W. Mover, of 25 Woodrow n0 majn highways were reported Sinking Spring, when it stalled on blocked, but motor police head Penn avenue. quarters advised that deep snow Along came an automobile driven anri ice travel extremely haz by Rimer C. Boyer, 23.

of 518 Green i particularly in the Allegheny wich Reading, which collided mountains of Western Pennsylvania with the stalled car, pinning lion aid between the two vehicles. At Reading Hospital, physicians said Donald received a compound fracture and severe lacerat'ons of the left leg. Boyer told Trooper Stewart Stoudt, of the slate motor police, that the heavy snow prevented him from seeing Moyer's automobile. Country members have the regulation uniforms (black shirts, trousers and boots). These are traded around among the members, nine of whom are girls.

Girls like that sort of thing, you know." Walser and his "assistant commisar," 18 year old Manford Ish mael, earlier had maintained the violated no laws "but we hope for a bloodless revolution to establish a new economic system." Ira Baker, principal of Classen High School, said members of the group "utterly disregarded school regulations and state laws apply ing to schools." "Their parents have no control over them." be said. "One of them told me the law of self preservation was stronger than any man made law," 1 as Birmingham, Ala. The cold official temperature at West mercury 30 degrees below zero. 12 Inch Fall Blocks Roads At Pottsville (By Associated Press) The greater part of Pennsylvania was bleriketed white yesterday after one of the heaviest snowstorms in recent years. Western counties bore the brunt of the storm, with the snow rang Thunder, Lightning With N.

Y. Snowstorm NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (JF) With cold winds beating heavy flakes of snow down into Manhattan's canyons. New York felt sure tonight winter was here until bang! About midnight thunder and lightning sUrled a terrifying iireworks equalled locally only by violent summer thunder storms. The lightning continued for more than an hour.

'roni few inches to six in Pittsburgh and a foot about State college. Busses ran from one to three hours late while hundreds of trucks and snow plows were called out cinder icy hills and clear away drifts. Railroads in Trouble Railroads reported trains keeping fairly close to schedule, but troubled at some points, like the second tower west of Harrisburg on th9 Pennsylvania, where the snow was (Turn to Psire Sixj Drivers Varned To Be Cautious Travel Hazardous, Motor Police Report HARRISBURG. Nov. 24 VP).

Snow ranging in depth from inches to a half inch from one the Poconos in the east. Commissioner Percy W. Foote ordered onto the roads "every officer that possibly can be put out" to caution motorists and to help those in trouble. While the highways department called out 1.200 workmen and scores of trucks, tractors and snowplows to clear the roads and to spread cinders on icy stretches, the motor police announced conditions within the 18 troop headquarters districts, including these roads: Condition of Roads Harrisburg. four inches of snow on roads; still falling; drifting.

Philadelphia, light rain; route 30 (Lincoln Highway) west of Wayne, icy; not expected to become wors unless the temperature drops. Lancaster, rain and snow; icy. Reading, six inches of snow; slip pery. Bethlehem, light snow; icy in northern section. Pottsville, light snow; slippery.

Dies As He Brings Thartksgivinq Pie 3 3 PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 24 VP) Henry V. Rowan. 80.

collapsed and died of a heart attack shortly after arriving at his daughter's home with pumpkin pie for their Thanksgiving dinner..

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