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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1935, Abilene, Texas                              IDY gfoflew Baifo "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WOHLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LiV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY. JANUARY 8, of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 112 tevenson Named HouseSpeaker JL New Laws To Be Sought To Control Hot Oil Hauptmann Seen Near The Lindbergh Home Evidence! The ladder down wliicli Charl- es Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was taken from his nursery, shown here, became an important factor today In the trial of Bruno Uaupltnann. While attorneys argued over whether the ladder should be admitted as evidence in trial, a police expert testi- fied the wood bore no finger- prints- Tho ladder sections on exhibition in the courtroom. FD Will Get Lump Sum 'Appropriation For Work Relief WASHINGTON, Jan. As congress went to work today on the Ihidget President Roosevelt, lias submitted, democratic j leaders prcriicted his plan to swing from Ihc dole to jobs would go through swiftly despite stirrings of criticism in Iwo sectors. There was sllll some talk today, among seme democraU as well as republicans, that congress should choose the specific projects on which the money will be spent In- stead of giving it to fhe Presldcnl In a lump sum to allot us lie sees fit. There also were expressions of belief from western progressives that SfOOO.OOO.OOa will not bo enough and thnt "wages prevailing in industry" should be paid to relief workers in- stead of the President's plan to pay Lined Up But, many democrats expressed ap- proval of the plan and with that party's majorities so huge, even the bitterest opponents of the lump sum idea agreed privately Dial It would go through without major change. Some routine '.asks delayed until Thursday the initial consideration in the house ot the thing President Roosevelt wants first. This Is the tor immediate relief during the transition. Leaders were seeking to get the relief and works proposals out of See CONGRESS, 3, Col. S Plane Crash In India Hills Eleven KARACHI, India. Jan. Eleven Indian soldiers were killed and 11 others seriously Injured to- day when an airplane ot the Indian air force crashed into trooops dur- ing maneuvers near the Hubb river loday, The pilot. Flying Officer H. C. Sircar, and his observer Ttere slight- ly injured. TUP piano was wrecked. Aged Man Positive He Saw Suspect On Day of the Kidnaping (Copyright, By The Associated Press) FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan, aged former neighbor of Oolonel Charles A. Lindbergh pointed a palsied finger at the accused Bruno Richard Hauptmann today and declared he saw him near the Lindbergh homo on the day Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was stolen from his crib and slain. The aged witness, Amandus Hochmuth, 87, positively identi- fied Hauptmann as a man in a dirty green automobile who passed his home on March 1, 1932, turned into the Lindbergh road and "glared at mo as if he saw a ghost." The melodramatic by tho extinguish- ing of the courtroom lights just as tho old nun first pointed accusingly at sandwiched between two other highlights of the morning sos, ;ion. Ladder Argument The siate failed In Its second at- tempt to get the ladder down which it. contends the baby was carried to its death Into evidence, and the de- fense pursued a vigorous attack up- on tho efficiency of New Jersey poHce Hfter'lwo stale testi- fied they could find no fingerprints N. J., Jan. 8. 1'errone, who delivered a ransom note to Dr. J. F. Condon during .the Lind- bergh 'ransom; to- day 'Identified' Brjlno'Hnupt- mann as the "man'who gave him the note for Jafsle. Suspect In Stabbing Is Hid- ing In Strawstack SEYMOUR, El- lis, wanted for slabbing last night of H.A. tracked clown-uj- Ills, hiding straw stack 7'miles'from the sceiie'oi' the killing and surrendered today to officers. He offered 110 resistance. Sheriff Ohole Shawbcr and .1 deputy, L. T. Kaffcr, quoted Kills BS admittiiiK Ihe slaying. The officers said Ellis told Ihem he and Nicholson "had been drink- and got into an argument." The last thins Ellis remembered, accord- ing to the officers, was Nicholson striking him In the mouth. Tells of Argumcnl Ellis, according to tile officers, said the next thing he remembered was finding himself walking across a field. The straw stack where officers found Ellis was near the home of a brother. Claude Ellis. Nicholson. 42, drag store propri- etor, was stabbed at the home of Joe Sessions, a fanner living four miles from Seymour.. Sessions told officers Ellis and Nicholson were In an argu- ment and, when he entered the room a few minutes later, he found Nirho'son on- the floor with his throat cut. Ellis was charged with murder and a posse set out to track him down. Ellis, 45, Is a filling station operator. He was jailed here prnd- ing on examining trial. Clues Sought AMABIL-LO, Jan. -Upon blond wisps of hair clutched in the hand of Mrs. George Hamlln when she was found dead, investigators See KILLING, s, Col. g In the Lindbergh nursery, on the ladder, or on the ransom note which Lindbergh found on the nursery window sill. The defense successfully blocked the ladder from evidence on the ground that it had not been proper- ly Idenllfied. Kochmuth, who turned out to tie the mysterlous'old man who paced the jail in front of Hattptmann's cell several weeks ago, eleclrlfled Ihe packed court when he gave his testimony. And there was a gasp when he stepped down from Ihe stand and gingerly touched the Bronx carpenter with his hand. Saw Car Approaching Hauptmanii rolled his head neg- atively back and forth. The old man testified he was standing on the porch of his home in the forenoon on March 1, 1932. His home, he explained, on the main highway Intersection with Ihe "one that runs to Ihc Lindbergh place in Hopewell. "Well." he said. "I saw a. car coming around the corner, pretty good speed, and I expected It to turn over on Ihe dilch. And as the car was about should judge nbout 25 feet away from me, the man In Ihere looked out of the window like He named his head toward the Sec HAUPTMANN, rage S, Col. 6 JONES COUNTY NEW FEDERAL PIONEER DIES COURT ASKED 1 Funeral Service Tomorrow] Bar Association Forwards The Hubb vlvcr, nuo known as the Hab. !s In western India. It flows Into. Ihe Arabian sea, For John T. Pope, 80 John T. Pope, 80. landowner and banker of Jones county, died fit I Tuesday morning In his farm home' north of Anson where he had lived continuously for 27 years. His. death Request to Capital The Abilene bar association went on record Tuesday morning for the creallon of a new federal judicial district out of the present Northern terminated an Illness of two weeks, District of prior lo which lie had been in ex- Ircmely vigorous health. Funeral rites will be held at Wednesday afternoon from the An- son Methodist church, by Rev. Ben Hardy, pastor, assisted by Rev. L. A Doyle, pastor of the Baptist church Burial will be In Mount Hope cem- etery of Anson. Surviving Mr. pope are his widow, whom he married 65 years ago in Bosque county; their only child, Waller 8. Pope, state casualty in- surance commissioner of Texas; and two grandsons. They are Walter s. Pope jr., attorney of Anson, and John B. Pope, law student in Texas university. Mr. Pope was born in Hubert, Bouth Carolina, and emigrated lo Texas In 1876, ilrst settling at Chat- Held Point. Navnrro county. He moved successively to Bosquc coun- ty, Colcman county and Jones coun- ty. In December 1M7. He wns an Tosss ranger, owner of farm The recmomcndatlon, unamious- ly approved and to be forwarded Im- mediately ts congress at Washing- ton. D. C.. Is for the cslabllshment of a new district embracing the Abi- lene. Wichita Falls. San Angelo, Lubbock and Amarillo divisions of the present northern distrlcl, and to except from its territory the pres- ent Fort Worlh and Dallas divis- ions. The action came in a. called meet- Ing of the bar preceding the calling of Judge Milburn S. Long's docket In 42nil district court. II vm, giv, en impetus In consideration now being given to appointment of a new, and fourth United States Dis- trict, judge for the. present Noil hern Dislrlct of Texas. In that connection, the resolution "In our opinion, ihc amount of business for Ihc western divisions above named Is suffic'eot to aulh- Some Fear Illegal Crude Will Flow From East Texas; State Compact May Follow Jan. (UP) ered generally of paramount Importance lo Ihe oil Industry ofi (lie today, fbJowiut a ruling of the V. S, supreme coun branding as nnconstilullona] a. sec- tion of NIRA legislation for regula- tion ot the'Industry, were these Iwo questions: 1. Will the Texas railroad com- mission be able lo clamp down on the. flow of -hoi oil" from East Texas fields as did the federal oil tender board set up under Ihe NIRA, or will flood or illegally produced crude and gasoline fol- low? 2. Will the result of the decision be enactment In a form proper un- der Ihe constitution of provisions for federal regulation ot the Indus- try, -or wiil the 'states inost vitally concerned work out-among Ihem- sclves a state compact for regula- lion? Opinions Differ There of .o'pinloi among informed sources on bolh ijues lions. Tlie court held Section 9 (C) of the NIRA on Invalid -delegation of legislallve power lo tlie president which could not be allowed under the .constitution. The section was Introduced as an amendment lo tho NIRA by Sen. Tom Connslly, D., Tex.. Also held unconstituliona] were Iwo orders ol President Roose- velt carrying out provisions of the section, and Secretary.of Interior Ickes' administrative orders issued under tlie president's orders. Two groups of East Texas pro- ducers and a refiner carried an ap- peal to the court in which (hey challenged orders requiring a rec- ord of their production and dispo- sition of their products, and regula- tions giving government and state pgents access to Iheir books. Abolishes Tender Board Secretary Ickes himself said first result of Ihe decision would be abo- lition of the federal lender board. This led many to fear that an es- timated barrels of unten- oil stored In East Texas would be shipped Immediately to points within and without, the slate, with disastrous results to prices. Likewise ninny believed the de- cision really was a boon to the in- dustry because it would be an Im- petus to formation of a state com- pact by the stales chiefly interest- ed. Such a compact has been ad- vocated by Gov.-elect E. W, Mar- land of Oklahoma, himself a former oil millionaire, as an effective means of regulating production. Texas Railroad Commissioner C. V. Terrell Indicated lie believed the commission would be able to effec- tively handle the "hot oil" problem. "The commission's orders which require tenders on crude oil and products prohibits any shipper from shipping, and any transporter from transporting, oil and Its by-prod- ucts from any til field In Texas or any refinery In (he state to any point within or without the state See TEXAS Oil-, Page 3, Col. 1 lands in Jones county, and a dlrrc- i .incl neccwitatc the cstabijsh- lor In the First National bank of Anton. See COUBT, Fare a, Col.-J Eastex Field Is Giant of All the Oil World DALLAS, Jan, (L'F) _ All (his worry about the East Tex- as oil field isn't a ease of makiinj mountains out of molehills. Tlial (he field Is no malenUI is Indicated by comparative fljrures showfnj- the nation's crude oil demand-ami the pool's potrnttai production. Durinj 1934, daily rrmlc oil demand In the United Stales was barrels. The East Texas field, if run wide open, could have produced four limes that amount in a single hour. On Dec. 35, according to Texas railroad commission records, the- hourly potential production of the pool, tlie world's greatest, was barrels hour. I mm LLDIU Violation of 'Preference Clause' Alleged Post Letter In Parrrnnore American legion post, of Abilene was drawing up a bill of particulars. .Tuesday ctpr; erans' division of tho IVB. employ- ment service, Iti support of a reso- lution adopted here at Hie last meeting of nth district legloimires, December 2. The resolution Whereas, it has been culled to the attention' of this convention that in all the counties of the IVth district where the cx-servlce man is suppos- ed to have- preference in federal em- ployment, Ihcy are not getting the conslderallon they are entitled to under the law; therefore, be-it re- solved, Unit this convention call up- on the department at Austin to brlnr; move pressure to bear on the officials who ore responsible for llils condition, to the end that more ex-service men will receive the con- sideration to which they are entltl- nrt." Query From Grand The veterans' division of the fed- oral employment service has state headquarters In Austin, and DavlO H. Grand Is placement reriresenla- ttve for Texas. He has written Ruck Sibicy, Parramorc post commander, asicini: for particulars of the coin- plaint, Tuesday Hie local post was reply- ing to this effect: Tlial last summer the stale de- partment (legion) sponsored and paid for a child welfare Sec LEGION, Pauc 9, Col. S FIRST EFFORT Invalidating Decision To Mean Price Decline, Jckes Predicts; Plans Immediate Action Is Re-elected Over R. W. Calvert By 68 Ken Reagan of Pecos Made President Pro Tern of Senate; Big Crowd Present as New Members Are Sworn In AUSTIN, Jan. oTcUPJ-CokfTR. Stevonson ol Junction rancher imd representative of Southwest Texas, was elected speaker of the house of representatives today. It will be his second term in tho speaker's chair. Ho defeated E. W. Calvert, of Hillsboro who was Jamec V. Allred's choice. The vote wos 80 to 68. WASHINGTON, Jan. on to regulate production and shipment of illegally produced oil will be sought by Sec- retary Ickes as a result of the su- preme court decision holding un- ccmslltullonal section D (C) of the recovery act. The secretary, who also Is the oil administrator, made knoivti his pur- pose at n. press conference. The government had been attempting lo curb iulcrslale shipment of oil und- er Hie recovery act. Jckes said Ihe decision would mean a marked decline hi prices. He added lie would confer im- mediately wllh Oliairman cole of the house commerce subcommittee Investigating Ihe oil industry, but would not- draft a bill pending ac- tion by thnt group. Legislation Necessary "I don't think that Uic country will ever be In the position to con- trol Die oil situation without fur- llier Ickes said; "It Is ..absolutely, inevitable that'there will before the oil1 hold. v will not only "be. nn in- centive but an opportunity one Jiinn to steal the oil of another num. Under Ihc weiglil of increased pro- duction prices can't hold. "I'm not predlcllng when it'v will happen, I'm saying it will happen." Reminded lhat In olher states production control was under the oil code, Ickes said control could not be exerted In Texas under- that agreement. "We relied on the oil code In Texas with indifferent lie en Id, -Wo were not able to stop the running of hot llllcgolly pro- duced) oil." Pointing o'.tt that only one sec- tion of the recovery act was de- clared illegal, Ickes said tho law might have been "more carefully nnri skillfully drawn." 1'raiscs Tender Hoard He added the petroleum admin- Islrallve board would discuss Im- mediately witli the Justice dcpavl- menl the question of u-hol could be done. Ickes salil the federal tender board set up In East Texas a few months ngo had only five members and twelve inieteignlors but that Sec OIL raise D, Col. 1 New Speaker AUSTIN, Jan, 8. The 44th Texns legislature conven- ed in general session at p. m. today. Secretary of State W. W. Heath presided in the house of representatives and liout. Governor Edg-ar Witt in the senate, Walter Woodul of Houston, liewtei.aiit governor-elect, sat on tho rostrum with Lieut. Governor Witt. Woodul will taka office January 15. Ken Reagan, Pecos business man and state- senator from the Big Bond of tho Rio Grando in West Texas, was elected presi- dent pro tern of the senate. He was nominated by Senator Clint Small of Aniarillo, Tho senate adjourned early this afternoon after sn-cnring In nfiw members and employes, it was un- able to transact business pending appointment of committees. Lieut. aov.-EIect Waller Woodul proposed lo liave his committee ready early tomorrow. Supporters of Coko Stcv.nson for rc-clcctlon lo the house spcakcrshlp' wore red carnations nnd wliito bad- ges. Their number encouraged Stevenson Stevenson was noniiriulcd by ncp- Wnltci" Jones ot Jourdnnlon. R. W. Calvert of was nominated by Rep. 'Bob Alexander of Chlldrcss. Three were nbse.nl, W. K. Hopliins of CSonnalds, Albert Stone ot pren- honfi', Riicl Olan R. Von Znridt 'of TlogQ, senator- elect. >y- ''l- those' worii.V Lieu- To Report Threat Take A lived's Lite Man Arrested At Austin, Is Booked On a Charge Of Drunkenness AbHer.e nnij cloudy to- night and Wednesday; Wednfeday Wen or rr-crldbin Fair, v-.ir.T.er In wen portion tonlRttl: Wcdr.Md.iy jan'.f clwidy, ttirmer Eaai of meridian _ tonight; Wtil warmfr Jn rtrih "Ire AUSTIN, Jan. man re- ported to have innde a threat to kill Governor-elect James V. Allred was arrested by city officers here today. The man was arrested on a street near the University of Texas and was booked on a charge of drunk- enness. Officers said he was in no condition to discuss tho reported threat. They were inclined lo dis- count the report ho Intended to harm the govcmor-eitvt. A woman informed Iho Rev. Charles C. Robinson of Austin she had heard a man remark In a fill- ing station near Taylor, 30 miles from Austin, ho was going to the capllal to kill Allrtd. Tho Hev Tlobinson promplly telephoned po- lice. The man nrrcstfd was riding In the automobile the number of which the woman had obtained. Allred made r.o comment imme- diately. SMALL CflOV WASHINGTON, Jon. World ,-otlon production won esti- mated lodny by Ihc bureau of agri- cultural econcmUs st S.i.OfXW) bales, Ihe smallest since the crop year 1033-34. TAX REVENUE SHOWSA GAIN 42 Pet. Jump Recorded Internal Collections In WASHINGTON. Jan. jump of 42 per cent In Internal rev- enue taxes collected hy the govern- ment In the fiscal year ended lost June 30 was announced at the treasury today. Collections amounted to gain of or 42 per cent, over the fiscal year, 10.13. This was exclusive of agricultural ad- justment taxes which totaled <22.855.G4 during the year. Tlie gain in general revenue rcflcclcd addi- tional levies and Increases in col- lections on old ones. A breakdown by tho internal rev- enue, bureau showed that income tax collections amounted to 330.12, compared with for the preceding year, a gain of 0 per cent, collections of miscella- neous Internal Uxei amounted to as compared wllh tho pievloir. year, representing a gala of 70 cent. Tills U-HS accounted for, in round hy They wore: v' Members Sworr Tn. CJordon-M. E'.mis of Htmtsvtlle, Clay Ccttcn of Palestine, E. M. Davis of BroH-nwoori, Joe- Hill of Henderson, Wallace HiiBhston of McKInney, Weaver Moore of Houston. Jim Nenl; of Miranda City, Allan Shivers of' Port Arthur, L. J. Gulafc of La- Orange and Claud O. Wcsterfield of rulins; and re-elected, T. J. Hoi- brook of Galvcston, Ben O. Oncal of Wichita Fulls, Frank H. Rawllnns of Fort Worth, mid H. Qrady Wood- ruff of Dceatur. They stood In a semi-circle facing Iho rostrum to take tho ancient oath. In It Ihey swore they hml fought a duel or assisted In one. Excilemcnt increased lo a crlsh pitch in the house as members took sc.ils and prepared to cast'thclr ballots In the nil-important speaker- ship contest between Coke R. Slev- enson of Junction and Young R. W Calvert of Hillsboro. House galleries were packed anr Jammed. Observers estlmaled II was the largest audience ever galh- crcd lo witness the orwnliig of house session. Many of Ihcin were friends and relatives of members, although hundreds were drawn to tlie house hy the spectacular race for spcakershlp. Job hunters were everywhere in evidence, collaring members nnd making last minute picas for employment Space in Ihc house floor was at a premium and sergeants at arms worked diligently to push the crowds back from the space reserved for members. The usual ilevily and good rmtur- cd banter between members was absent, A few of the veterans Knthero In groups and quietly dis- cussed the situallon. Secretary of Stale Kcath appoint- ed Iho temporary officers. He named Louise Snow I'litnncy of Dallas chief clerk but she was unable lo attend owing to Illness. A. C, Dunn of Martin took over the duties of chief clerk in addition lo serving as rending clerk. Head Guinterry of Austin was named parllamentarin; Joe W. While of Sim Antonio, serresnt nt arms; and Gusslc Evans of Austin, journal clerk. In a caucus preceding the con- vening, princi- pal officers, voted lo pay thcm- wlvcs tlie constltullonnl maximum of a day s.rilary. find raised a few employes palailcs. In addition -LEGISLATUHE, Tare S, Col. Z Early Westex Settler Dead STAMFORD. Jan. K. Compton, 79, who came lo Ihls sec- tion 45 years ago from Louisiana, died at his homo in Luctiers Mon- day nleht from a parnlyifo stroice. Funeral services will bo held from the Lucders BnplW church Wed- nesday nflernoon at, o'clock, .vjlh Ifccv. Floy Clayton, p.islor, ond, j HOT. Roy Sh.ihan, Moron mlnlslcr. officiating. Burial will bf- in the Sworn In-Early as Attor- ney-General to Watch the Oil Situation AUSTIN, Jnn. CUP) -William' HcCrat? oi Dallas was sivorn In as attorney general of Texas at It o'clock today uy Chief Justice C. M.' Cnrelon of Ihe Texas supreme court. McCraw had Intended to wait un- til Jan. 12 lo take office, at the suggestion of Governor-elect James V. Allred whom iie succeeds." Mc- Crow said Allred telephoned him, last night nnd suggested that he be sworn in at once. It was believed tlie critical situa- tion caused by the supreme court oil ruling caused the decision to have McCraw lake office at once. McCraw's Induction took place about nn hour before the forty- fourth legislature was set to con- vene in regular session. Hundreds of members of the legislature were on the lower floor. The oath was administered In tho consultation room of the supreme court on the third floor of Hie capllol. Flashlights of photograph- ers flared as. In a circle of witnesses, Justice Cureton slowly read the-, otith and McCraw repealed Its terms. After McCraw signed the official oath of office, he presented, the fountain pen to Ills wife, saying: "Here mama is something for you." Allred stood Just behind McCraw as the oath was administered. He looked very solemn. Later he ex- pressed his reaction briefly. 'My feeling in giving up this office Is one of sadness." he said. 'II is an office of great opportuni- ty, one of enormous opportunity to people. At the same time, I Ihink I shall enjoy being a private citizen for R little white." Youth Is Dead of Football Injuries GREENVILLE, Jan. 8 (JPi juries received In a football g'.r..? lost November 1'S were blamed U- dny for the death of Doyle Wilson. 15, star player for Emory high Clatsmatfs will bear tlie youth's 30dy to Ihe. grave in Emory ccmc- xry tomorrow. Surviving WtJscn ivcro his moth- rr Mrs. Ora Wilson ot Emory; his- father. Carl Wilson or San Angela; a brother, Robert and a sls- REVENUE, Fase 9, Col. Bethel cemetery, south of Stamford, ter. Fay Wilson, both of Emory,   

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