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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 15, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                 UNSE'  ■ »A r  \co  TLED IDER  VOL. HV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United  tiije ^Wlene ISartp jl^tporter  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron  ______  Press {UP^ ABILENE. TEXAS. MONDAY, APRIL 15. 1935-EIGHT PAGES    (Evenlnp Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 159  Youth Admits Slaying His Parents  To Appear In Pageant Tonight  Prominent civic leaders of AbUene will ^ seen iu. of history In “The Making of the ConstKutlon“ pageant, tonight at  the Fair Park Auditorium.    ..    .,    _  Dr T. S. iCnox will depict the venerable George Washington; C. M. cildwell will appear as Richard Bassett; E. be seen as Benjamin Franklin, and Gray Browne, as Charles pickne>. Joyce Handv Greer Interprets Miss Columbia in the colorful The five, snapped by the Report^-News cameraman, are pictured In costume, below.  Accused Bremer Kidnap Gang Goes To Trial  Charge Convicts Transferred On Eve of Legislative Probe  «nnwTosj Anril 15  (UP)— i Sidney lister, Houston btrnrd mem- farm where he was taken by Uapl.  - T to other camps of the Texas prison ; neth  Eleven Others  brätäuty; two'lntmbers ot the Tex- Calle as chairman, an« A. T. Me  f'niirt a,s prison board charged today.  i The committee was to arrive at  Kinney. Huntsville; C. C. Canon. Paris; Bob Alexander, Childress, and Dr. J. C. Davis. Rule.  Colonel Dulaney said the txans-  kiot'Tn threnrorit for taTking QiH Fpiend of OklahoiTian,  to the board members.  the committee was appointed. He said one of the men was M. O. Rosser. Convict No. 77919.  Rosser, the board member said, Is in the hospital at Darrington state  As Aftermath of Sen-'*''»™  and Col. W. R. Ihi- j Colonel Dulaney sam me ixans-St Paul Kid-    memb«urs.    saw m- fers began Thursday, the day after  saiionai Ol. rdUl IMU ,    the transfers was sent  naninn    ¡to    the legislative committee. They  ndpiliy    1    were sent to Retrieve   -to    maintain the count at the camp.  /ST. PAUL, April 15. (AP)~ Boyett. Coloney Dulaney and Dr  Byron Bolton, Chicago, charged as one of the kidnapers of ii Edward O. Bremer, St. Paul banker, pleaded guilty today as he and eleven others were brought into federal court for trial.  When the twelve men marched before Federal Judge M. M. Joyce  today, the judge, calling the long    i    -r  roll of prisoners, said:    Qnp Qf plPSt ACtS IS 1 0  ■ Mr. Bolton, you are not repre-' sented by counsel?”  Bolton, youthful looking, arose and said in a clear voice:  “I desire to plead guilty.”  Bolton and three others were;    ^    «tTPwiieut  charged In the Indictment with:    AUSTIN, April 15.—(UP) Lieu .  seizing Bremer on a St. Paul street i qov. Walter Woodul laid down his January’ 17, 1933. As the three others In the actual abduction the government named Arthur (Doo Barker, of the Barker-aKrpis gang;  Harold E. Alderton and Elmer Farmer, the latter both of BensenvUle.  111., where Bremer was held 23 days.  He is the same man who was punched In the back with the gun barrel The mark.s ot the punching are still faintly visible. We saw them very plainly when he visited Retrieve on our f'~ "d second Inves-  Told Of Crime. Goes To Police; Motive Is Not Clear  See CONVIl TS. Page 5. Col. 3  Texans Begin Fight On Thomas Oil Bill  Guild Chapter Asks Broun to Make Apology  PHILADKLPIII.%. April 15 —  I I'Pl—lleywofHl Broun, columA-ist and president of the .American Newspaper Guild, has been adked by the executive council of the Philadelphia-Camden Guild chapter to apologize for referring to Prealdent Rouiievelt as ‘labor’t public enemy No. I '*  The Guild reporter quoted Broun as saying at a ma» meeting In New York under Guild auspice«: ”Iaihor*s public enemy No. 1 is Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The executive council characterized the statement a« “intemperate in thmight, unworthy of the leadership of the American Newspaper Guild, and a flippant insult to the prealdent.**  Sign Interstate Oil Compact  Allred, McCraw and Thompson to Testify Against Proposal  gavel as presiding officer of the senate today and became acting governor of Texas in the absence of  Gov. James V. Allred.  Hte first official act was to send a message to the legislature urging ^ wanting It sent w the floor enactment ol house bill 581 to dujekly.  WASHINGTON. April 16.—»A*»— Chairman E. O. Thompson of the Texa.s railroad commission and other Texans began a last-ditch fight today to block congressional approval of t»'" Tliomas oil bill.  Bearing outsp<rtten administration approval, the measure will be sub-lected to detailed hearings tomorrow. The white hoc— was represent-  Sift  m  ftilLIS  s  SIX  1  J  s  Dirty Trail Is Left In Many Sections; Mercury Takes Tumble  WOODWARD. Okla., April 15. (UP)^—The bizarre story of a blue-eyed, fair-haired boy of 18 who shot hia parents, burned their oil-soaked bodies in Iheir home and then drove nonchalantly to keep a date with his sweetheart was unfolded here today.  The girl who enjoyed a movie with the youth the night of February 5 brought a solu- ’ tion of the mysteriout killings, after a “falling out” of lovers.  College Freahjnan    i  Russell Boley, the teachers’ col- j  ZVZ. '.wMtii': Relief Commission Will  arraignment on a double murder charge. He contemplated with little evident concern his blasted romance and the poeslblllty that he may face death In the electric chair.  Harassed and frightened, young  ftR[RPPRflV  Release $11.252 In Taylor County  Judge Joyce said he would sen _ tenee Bolton at the <K>nclu.^ of J    hot    gasoline    In    truck^..^ fedTerar petroleum '  the trial. Bolton’s sudden action left; Acting Governor Woodul signed I eleven awaiting trial, udth the pros- i interstate oU compact and an-  Gr  board to fix oil ProOucto ^1^-I ^despre.«! sections, able.s for each state would be au-;    «»t    in«    c  By the Associated Press.  Dust did an encore again in Tex-Monday, tenvlirg It« dirty trail  as  Enounced he personally wlUt^ it i    w„.    Th;  ' Bolton on the stand to tell the ’Inside story” of the sensational abduction. ,  Bremer was released on payment of $2(X).000 in ransom.  Armed men guarded the three blocks from the jail to the federal building as the trial, got under way. i  Four men are charged w actual kidnaolng of Bremer on a street here January 17, 1934. and  ma. He also ordered a proclamation of clemency drawn for a llfe-term convict with whom Woodul sat and talked one afternoon five years ago.  The states of Oklahoma. New •uh'^the ' i^exico and Kansas previously had ratified the compact, while the measure had been reported iavor-  Six work relief projects, calling Boley had told ofiicera that he took i for an expenditure of *11.252.25 in his sweethean into his confidence 'Dxyler county, hava been aaproved about the killings. The girl was j    Texa« relief commiasioi).  lerror-rtrlck«. 8^ «nt to offte-1    de.4Bn«t«l    Imrov,-  er.s with what she had learned.    ,    .    n.  Then came the arrest of the boy.! menl of city and his own statement.    i    appropriation    of    *4,654.    p*  Jame.s O Youirg. Woodaard will give eraptoyment to  Thompson planned to plead with  to OOV. E. W Mariant, o. OkUho-    „üd-¿, au.honxad shm.ld !    raMdont,  Lights in high  the prescribed maximums be ex-  relea&lng him 23 days later after »WV » committee of the payment of *200.000 ransom. They fomla assembly, are Arthur (Doc) Barker; Harold E.  Senators Sheppard and Connally. Chairman Ravburn of the house interstate commerce committee and Cali- I other members of the Texas delegation to exert their influence to “kill’’  The compact provided it would be the bill in committee,  The commlfwion chairman recall-  feared to progress even a ..    _  Early Monday it bore down Into T. C. Davis, investigator for the the Big Bend region, around Al- .state crime bureau, said the girl is pine. The ah was stifling and visi- the daughter of a fairly well-to-do billty beyond two blocks was Im- and re.spected tenant  . XI .    ^    «ffactive    when    anv    three    of the i The commlfwion cnairman recau-, dayhreax ana sns  Alderton Elmer Pari^ both^of effe^lve    ¿Llfor-I    ed    that the Texas democratic con- i weather set m. It  Bensemllle. III., and Byron Boltin, atates of    ^    re.solution    last    ;    there before the du  Chicago    ;    Kansas and New Mexico rati  Those’ accused of conspiring are | tied and congress gave its consent. ‘ mil  possible  The violent duster which struck Wichita Falls cleared away with daybreak and snappy, 47-degree was 93 degrees duster blew In late  farmer. He .said she told him that Boley told her about the purported crime on March 26.  • We’re not going together any  and truck hire, *474 for material« and *480 for supervision and timekeeping  Completion ©f the work under way for ellmUiatlng dip* on Butternut street and additional dips on cross sections. Including South 2nd to South I8th street, wa« approved with a total cost of *3,488. Labor  'opposslng abdication or sur- ; gunday.  Mrs. Edna Murray, the “kissing’ bandit; Jess Doyle, Kansas City; ^ Oliver A. Berg, convict at the Joliet,; 111., penltentlart’: and Bruno (Whit-Ic) Austin, Edward A. Vidler. Philin J. Delaney, James J. Wilson and John J. McLaughlin, all of Chicago Ten of the 22 nersons indicted for the crime are still at large, including Alvin Karpis. United States nubile enemy No, 1 and alleged co-leader  .Allred Crosaea Line.  render of the state’s power to con-    worth    reported    a    aliseable  woodul bocame governor ol Tex-' fol    *'    '”rrcmy    the    norttt    ^  u thU morning by virtue ol a geo- i    »"O  en-  See OIL BILL. Page 2, Col. 4  graphic fact. When Governor AU-| red crossed the state line at Texar- i kfna en route to Washington, his authority as Texas’ chief executive  automatically ceased and Lieut., KII ¡N | rvJIVv^I-iL/ Gov. Woodul became acting gover-'  nor.  It was the first Urne a lieutenant  D  Civic Associations Will Give “Making of The Constitution”  a*  Sponsored and produced by Abilene civic organizations, ‘“The Making of the Constitution” pageant w ill/go ton the boards tonight at 8 o’clohrns. Pair Park auditorium.  Invitation to all local and out-of-town citizens to see the play and become more familiar with the United States convenant and Its origin has been extended by the cooperating group* There will he no 'd mission charge Promrileiit busme».s aivd profesional men of the city will be cast ts the leading men of history, in the four episodes showing happening;» at the Constitutional convention Mia- Nena Kate Ramsev is directing The Abilene high school Eagle band v ill play.  Besides the paveant, other histor-*cal enl.sodet to be depleted are Paul Revere s Ride. Ibertv Throu'»hout All the Land." Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death,’ "That All Men Are Treated Eonal* ‘"rhat 'Ph^se State‘s Gu"ht to be Free ^nd Inde- j Mcn'fent.”  Democ»-e  with Barker in the actual kidnaping.governor has become acting governor of Texas In eight years. Actu-  DOWN AGAIN  TRIO ESCAPE DALLAS JAIL  ally, Woodul was acting governor Lan(js Indiana on Third  yesterd.\y Allred stepped across the  One.  John P. Bratcher, Ex Pal of Hamilton  DALlxAS, April 15,—< UP t—Officers were still searching today for three men. one of them a ’’pal” ot Raymond Hamilton, w ho early Sunday sawed their way out of the Dallas county Jail.  'The three were John P. Bratcher, 28. Olen Ray Tyler. 28. and Tommie English Bryant, 24.  Bratcher was held for alleged participation in a Carthage. Tex., bank robbery which was said to have been engineered by Hamilton.  Tyler was convicted in Freestone county on a murder charge and was held because of failure to make appeal bond He ts "id to have  8e« WOODUL, Page 2, Col. *  Kills His Two Children, Self  OMAHA. Neb . April 15.—(UP>— L. M. Foley, 40. today shot and killed his two children, Betty Lou. 6. and Billy. 10, seriously wounded his wife, Mrs. Marie Foley, and shot himself to death.  Foley, unemployed, recently suffered a nerv u» breakdown. Mrs. Foley was wounded seven times.  Mrs. Foley, 33, In a statement to police, said Her husband came Into her bedroom and fired one shot at her. She said he was In a frenzy at the time. Relatives said Foley's actions had been “queer" recently, Foley then went into another  Unsuccessful Flight  wind blew more dust Into the city.  I Weatherman Paul 8. Cook ^ald it i would continue throughout the day.  Dallas had chilly weather but little dust.  Austin was overcast with thin cloud« and a slight dust haze. A southeast wind was scheduled to shift to the north, bringing cooler ! weather and more dust, the weatherman said.  1 Borger ag dn was breathing heav-' ily as dust settled about tl)e town and a light, northwest wind blew.  see SLAVINGS. P... I. Co.. •    »«o    PK>.JE( TS. P... 1, CoC t  S’WATER APPEALS TO AUSTIN FOR ANNULMENT OF CCC ORDER  Negroes Are Semfr'uke Sweetwater Under New Federal Segregation Ruling; Citizens Protest  BV M VC..INK VAST. S <'»>'  bv con- ly. Mid Bothwell. Governor AU-that red Is en rr utc to Washington to  SWEETWA'TER April    j7Vid”BothweU.    Governor    AU  The heavy dust storm that struck vised from Wa.^hinKtoii b> c    ^    ^    Washington  Lubbock Sunday night    on the    crest gressman ThoniHs    ^    appear in opposition to    the    propos-  of a    50-mtle-an-hour    wind,    died white enrollee» at CCC tamp* were    PF^ „o„trnl bill  away    and the wind «ubslded    to a! not to be replied by negroc.s with*    mii.«ivlnaa    as    to    w  ^    „-I-,.,. .K.. -««rrxv.il «f Governor James    ExDres-ing mu.givlngs    as    to    w  a re^tilt ot the  A biting nortnerly wind brought! protebtin« tne change made Satur- j^jj^jQ^jng os an all-negro camp in out heavy garments at Paris but day at the Lake Sweetwater    •‘counirv    where    there    are few  .«    ..vs' CCC r.mp ...V. .ppp.l.d .0    ^  a "country  TB. ,s.-.r..ng .... h«. not p.n..: A,tsUn ..... 'r!'co.i;;rf'.ud“'c^. W  telephone Mon- and Z C. Sttuklcy, Sr.. president  bee VVLATHLK, Page 8, Uol, « wa» tonta'Rtl by  qu.m>ll«l with H.ralllori ovfr the ; ^"n_ Md kllM  Mexican Stabbed In Sunday Affray  "mA« et(!nr“»nc Tourt'  and  Officers Monday were inve«tlgat-Ing an affrsy In wliich Manuel Holguin received a stab wound in was in a hum the abdomen. The .«tabbmg occur-Holguin wa> in the  affecUmis of Katie Jenkint.  Bryant was being held for Waco officer’ A sentence o* 25 years was assessed him for robbery of the City Milk compel)* here last January. He had threatened to blow himself up with nitrovlycerin when arre.vt-ed by officers The men sawed a hole in the top of a cell, admitting them to a passage between the cell block«; .sawed a lock off a JeU door a»d finally sawed two ban off the window be-fore lowering themselves six stories to the ground with sheet.*.  The escape occurred about 3 a, m Sunday. Only wltnes* was H J. Mc-Callum, taxi driver, who “didn’t f.top to notify cer« because I  Foley told police Foley returned to the bedroom and fired six more shots at Mrs Folc’. all of them taking effect.  LAFAYETTE. Ind. April 15.—  (UP»—Wiley B»t. record making    *uD«weo    lo a« not lo oc reiTiuvA-**    mii.stvinBa    as    to    what  filer, announced today tlmt he    J4    miles    an    hour    Mon-lout the approval of Governor James Expm.^in« mu.givlng» a« to wna  liopes to tG’    span    the mn-    ^    ^    aUh    vi. t-.ilztrv. ot Sweet? at, r    h«ppcn    as  tlnent In seven hours, despite hlR ' third failure yesterday In the stratosphere plane Winnie Mae.  Tlie one eyed globe glrdler was forced down on Purdue university alrpcut by failure of the supercharger which made flight in the stratosphere possible.  He landed at 3-40 p. m.. slightly more than eight hour« after leaving Burbank. Cal He said his average .speed was above 231 miles an hour At that rate he would have required approximately 11 hours for his entire flight The transcontinental record Is 10 hours,  ■ 3 minutes, estabUshed bv Col. Ros-i coe Turner.  A defective rlutoh rm a super-: charger, he .'«Id. forced him out of : the sirat«Aphere .nomewhere between Chicago and Cincinnati. He turned I back. Intending to land In Clilcsgo, but halted at Lafsyette  BODY SOUGHT HAMLIN JURY IN TANK CAR IN DEADLOCK  Of the board of city development, wired a vigoro»is protest to Blanton Saturday Mayor Armor received the followiu;*. tmwer at 10 a. m.  Monday;    ^    ,  Director Fechner advises that i under his orders the Eighth Corps area comma ii ier wa.s not to replace  Child Accuses Father Of Deliberate Fate of Accused mon>i. psg« *. cm. *  Killing Mother  Slayer Since Saturday  Governor Leaves For Washington  OKLAHOMA CITY. Apnl la (UPI -Grimy records of the move inent.s of a strUi" ot Sinclair Refining Co. tankcari. were audled today so officers could run down the cars und peer inside, looking for the body Post’s previous attempts to jump    inab«] Couch. 24  D A Couch. Jr 5. the woman: son. told police detectives that hU father, -n unemployed oil field worker, “killed m ther and threw her in n hole.” The youngster point  the country in the stratosphere alwo were attributed to mechanical TW, xr^.    n.ii    trouble. He flew only 135 mileh on  To Fight Oil Bill his first, reb 22. before motor   _•    trouble forced him down in the  Mojave desert. He charged emery  ,„<}    -    Fzrtly    cioud  (rr'ft lonifh» Tu»id*>.  W>»( OÍ KWh WfriSi«* — , Kb r.    Ir,    >-.rth    snd «Mt  • fr.iit ,n norO« por,ion lon.iht, to»««}, i«tr. «»¡-narr if. in-rte p^rticín Ü.I.H T«»» Kzm or lX'i>  I P«.rtly €imiñv, rotdff. probsbJy fro«» ™ j north portion tonigh,  I In noH)i*r»t p.irt '  SAN ANTONIO. April 15.—,A>.-Governor James V, Ad red left here last night for Washington to oppose legislation for federal oU control.  “I im going to Washington to j Cleveland, oppose federal dictatorship of Tex-  ed out some oU tank cars and said  dust was found in the Winnie Mae s , they were like the ttnk Into - hlch PStiiiir« of Ws oxs’gen sup- ‘ ths father crammed the woman s Sr«Vou*:^rht'’MS » S, ¡»qy ■^,. n.h.. d.nledth,»hxd  Mrs. Couch w .s last seen by her  as oil resources,” he governor said » p^j. ^^en he stepped from the pug yesterday at Laredo, where he had ‘ attended an International celebra-  'Z: n“yddd-d.    orMxrc’h..  CALL FOB R.ANGLRS  l AREDO April 15    —District. red Bunda?  .iiirigc .1 F MullaHv todsv tele-1 ho*p.t«l. wn aphed    znUifant, General Carl Count>    Anyrne E.' o  Npf.bltt to 'fiid Tex.^s ranger.- to* said rompiaJnt would the onion etrike terrltoD' Ih Webb| against a part.inpanf in the atiray county to curb he said, a condition iihn »1»« received an inJurv m the  coDirol of looal oili£firs<  ■ 'B  toot.  LINCOLN Gl ABI> OIEH FARCKD N D April 15 /P Waller gmlth Stlm.n' ll. 92. ole iiwivor "f be filed PrerWent imcoln’s bodyguard during the ctvi! war and pioneer Fargo attorn«'. died lat« veetorday at cmw went to Washington last week his Bcirp« hva.    t    to    bt    sreaeoL    at    the    oU    h«arlfli.  lion.  “I do iO,‘ he continued, “with the  conviction that .such prcqjosal Carrie** •Atth it anunwarranted inva-  lon of the »(.atev :overelgnly. Aitornev General William Mc-  . fiince then the tank cars — all nosed Winnie Mae after a success- ^    awaiting    orders—have been  ful landing on »kids which did j „^^yed from the railway siding near duty for the landing gear dropped ^ ^couch home. The Santa Fe rail-  ifter his takeoff at Burbank Fielfl mechanics helped h.iii out of tlie 17-pound helmet and “pressure ’ suit he wore to maintain  ^ A« POiX, Pm© *• iM J  way owns the tracks and keeps ree. ords of movenient' of the car*. It was iwid that severs! hours would be required to bring the records  i«e AtiEJh BODY, P««e Z. I si. 4  AMARILLO April l.i.~The jur deliberating th« fate of George 8,  Hamlin ac*-u.*'ed of the hammer > filsving of his a’lfe. Irene, made a  tiHfil pffort today to    ft    vftf-  dirt, after reportliig yesterday j w«•, t»»*»  11 WHS ‘ hopcles.sly deadlocked >    norO,    poroon    (.jmaht,  The , a-sc wa.s given to the juG' late Bttturday al the conclusion of ^ the sensational trial which lasted j I more than a month  Yesterday, after 33 hours’ deliberation, the jury n ported H «as unable to find a verdict. Judge E.  C. NeLson ordered it to reiurne deliberations again today.  Mis Irene Hamlm. member of i a pi')minent AmHrlllo famUy, was > found fiead. her skull sni*.shed with a blunr instrument, in her home  Jan. 4.    ....SI  Hamlm a former Oakland, Cal. i fit'. Hremaii. is accused of returning 'O Amarillo secretIv fioin « busin* ' trip lo CaliforniM. beal.ng ' hi.» 'Aife tc death, and rerurnlng to Oakland bv' plane tn an effon. to, sstabUsh an alibi    *  «orf-  T-.if*«!'*' (»ir. »»«a*  T«>';p*f»íure»  *.n Mob.  . m a.m.  7t •5 *X  m  ST »4  aa »V ft*  tu  •a  ft»  •ft  §3  •Z  «»  »T  m  •1  FROSTv  f I. ■ îlif » iij.rtMf*- -  W»»    .  it* 1st V» buaniWi’k  tu-  llr.  ,, Tft  ■ift  t-ftft  »!•  It'-   

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