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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 25, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                 ®i)e Kbilene Bailp 3i^eporter  “WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron  VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (VP>) United Press (UP)  ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY. APRIL 25, 1935—TWELVE PAGES    (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 166  Young Pierson Confesses Brutal  Killing Of His Father And Mother  HOUSE OK’S CENTENMl BILL  Mae Denies Milwaukee Wedding  “Me a Milwaukee bride? It must have been two other people," said Mae West, film star, repijin* to reports she had been married in the Wisconsin city in 1911 to Frank Wallace, dance man. The buxom “belle of the nineties” Ls shown with a photo of a Frank Wallace and other actors who appeared in her Broadway show, “Diamond Lil.” Wallace meanwhile has coyly admitted he is the real Mr. Mae West. He was out of a Job and the publicity brought him offers» (Associated Press Photo).  REPORT SENT ON TO SENATE  Believe Upper House Accept Measure  Will  I AUSTIN, April 25. —i-T’i —The { Texa.s houvse of repre.sentatives to- i ' day adopted. 76 to 63 the confer-I ence committee report on a bill to I appropriate state funds for a Texas centennial celebration.  Senate adoption of the report would send the bill to the governor for signature. It was believed likely the senate would approve it with little delay following the house ac- ^ tlon which came as a surprise to many.    .  The conference report was prc*' sented to the house by Representa- j tive George Butler of Bryan. On I two previous occasions the house had all but killed the bill.  The vote was preceded by only slight, mild debate. A motion to reject the report w’as tabled 81 to 55. Another motion to postpone its consideration until Monday was defeated 90 to 42.  I As it atands now. *1.200,000 is al-i lotted to Dallas: *250.000 each at I San Jacinto and the Alamo; $225.-, 000 for a historical museum at the i University of Texas; *500.000 for ad-! vertising. and *575.000 for allotment i to historic places. The bc«rd of con-■ t|ol will oversee the centermtal. but  Roosevelt To Talk On Radio Sunday Night  WASHINGTON. April 25.— President Roosevelt will go on the air Sunday night in a resumption of his fireside radio talks to the nation to discuss the new works relief program. He will speak, beginning at 9 p. m., (.4bllene time), for half an hour.  Although the president's speech will be devoted principally to the program for making jobs, he is expected also to discuss generally his stewardship of office.  It will be the first time Mr. Roosevelt ha« talked to the people since last September 30.  Tells Police That Motive  Capital Awaits Appoint-  W as Revenge  ment of Powerful Al-      ^------  lotment Board By the Supreme Court Justice And His Wife  Are Lured to Lonely Spot Near Austin and Shot to Death  Slain Jurist  WUIiam Pierson, associate Juiitice of the Texaa supreme court, who. with his wife, was shot to death las^ night near Austin. Their son. Howard has confesaed the crime.  President  WASHINGTON, April 25— t T*i The machinery which President i Rcx>6evelt is .setting up to spend the *4.000,000,000 work relief fund drew  ”l'des'ol‘'tte"Uw!'«    AUSTIN.    April 26. (AP)-Di.trict Attorniy J»me. P. Hart  i Tt shows,” said Speaker Byras, said today he would prosecute young Howard Pierson, confessed '“that he is going to carry out his slayer of his distinguished father and mother, “'as hard as wo  promise to handle the money  Harrison Vet Bonus  Approved  WASHINGTON, April 25——|  money j  through existing agencies. He Is i ’ keeping another promise by remaln-¡ing personally responsible for expenditures.”  Representative Taber of New I York, ranking republican member j of the appropriations committee , which handled the relief bill, fired j this comment at the Job-making ! set-up:  I "It Is well under control —of the I democratic natiimal committee I” i These clashing views were voteed as the capital waited fcM- the president to appoint the powerfid aliot-Iment board which will pass finally upon proposed projects.  Hopkins' Pari  wHth no additional salary.A board of nine will control the centennial. It will be composed of Ueut. Governor  There wa.'* much speculatici as to ‘Wpart which Harry L. Hopkins,  The Harnson bonus compromise, 12 liberalized to provide cash instead of bonds, was approved today by  Dust Bowl Has Only Tantalizing Clouds  Waller Woodul. »«d two apportées j    committee    after  bv him. Speaker Coke Stevenson o»    ^  the house and two appointees, and ' the two full cash payment proposals three members named by Governor Î had been overw helmitufly rejected.  Allred    '    The    comprombe,    for    which ad-  Senate amendments to the hoi^e    support    Is    claimed    was  beauty shop bill were accepted,  Ì  J  1  J  s  U IN CELLS  W'lll play  In the works drive. In informed circles it wa.s predicted lie would have    toubldcrable    to    &ay    about  where    and on    what    the    work    relief  mwiey shall be spent. Chairmanship of the allotment board was believed to be reserved for Mr. Roosevelt. however.  One offieisl predicted that the 1 completed organization for giving ■ work to 3.500,000 now on relief rolU.  ,    J    ,    „    ,    u    ¡would    include    the.se    men and    these  voted 12 to    8    to .substitute the com- j .«jgnnient«  . ,        pi»-'    u»    Vln«>n    CMh    H    or    PERA, to con-  PWA Loan Plea ppynifnt bm. «tier the VIn«» pr^ tlnue-dlml rrtlft In commuiilti™   _PP“I    P«n    snbstlluttd    by    a    13    a,rtltute  . WASHINGTON, April    *    an?    ! unamployabl«, and to taka a hand  Generous Rains And Snow The puWlc worlu. admlnutmton ;    : kanarally In the tranaler ol 2.500.  _ .    .    _    .    _    said    todav    the    application    of    Lub-    i    „    oy    vunn.iij  .sending that bill to the governor.  The denial regulation bill also passed the house.  Re]ect Lubbock  voted out by the committee without a record vote after an hour and a i Imlf executive ses.sion Previously the committee had  A fftw hours previously, the 20-year old youth, unruffled in spirit, had admitted after prolonged questioning that he fatally shot Associate Justice William A. Pierson of the Texw supreme court, and Mrs. Pierson on a lonely road near Austin.  With his wounded arm in a sling, young Pierson told offi-cers he killed his parents for “revenge,” but to newspapermen he stated he had “a reason.”    .  He admitted he shot himself with the same revolver with which he snuffed out the lives of his father and mother and took the former’s purse and watch to bear out his story that two highwaymen committed the slayings during a holdup. Under his guidance, officers recovered the gun and other arti-eles he had hidden.    „  “We »re soins to proseeute him ju*t »» h»m we e»ti. mid Db-iriei Attorney tl»rt. “But firxl we mti«t *er he^e    W the  xherif^' »t'liH'rfi r nd . |het invaitl|»toni »nd ipiPrioin wltnc»»««. If «•»3.  ** The v^*h*»dnriUed the >l».^inf» »bout 3 a. ni. In the Travi* county  courthou<^ where he w.» taken after being charged »  gave officers the details on the trip to recover the gun and other  *'^!S¡-?¿it* the long hours of qucMion.ng. he finally  two hours, and on awakening rested quietly on his cot. He complained of being cold, and wrapped a sheet about hU »‘houlhers.    »„n-i.  He received a telegram of condolence from Mr. arfd Mrs. A I- Aullck of Oklahoma City and  ues on  called for Dr. Joe Woolen, phvslcian of the Pierson family.  Meanwhile, official Austin. Including Justice Piersons colleag the supreme court bench,  >^nri r.ovrnor James V. A  Refresh Other Parts of The Middle West  said today the application bock. Te?«s, for a 1360,(XK) loan for , a municipal gas systm had been 1 disapproved by the PWA engineer-   --------I    ing    and    finance    sections.  KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 25.— The legal .section, however, held I UP)—Snow and rain refreshed the application is satisfactory but generous portions of the west and j uew Informatitm will have to be midwest today, promising an end to presented before the application is  ^    .    ,,    drouth    and    dust    .storms.  One of ESCBPIDQ Men Is Colorado and Wyoming experi-_ ,    ^    ,    enced    the    heaviest one-day snow-  SnOi! HRu Fled    years.    Pacaengers in  ,    airplanes,    buses    and automobiles  Prison pRrm    temporarily    marooned, and!  again comldered.    •  The PWA said a new scheme of financing and substantial changes in the engineering features of the proposal will have to be made.  _    ,    . AW «    wow €Mi work relief to jobs in  The major change in the Hamson    program.  bill wa.s an amendment by Senator [    Admiral    C.    J.    Peoples,    treas-  Connally (D-Tex) which was :>up-;    procurement officer, to super-  ported by Chairman Harrison, to i    purchase of all work relief ma-  permit veterans to exchange their |    ^    agency  adjusted service certificates for ^  Irkr* To Have Hand  Secretary Ickes, the PWA admin-1 istratfx-. to have a hand in admtnls-1 tering more than *1,600,000,000 set'  .. members of the legislature, now in seneion, and Govrnor Jamea V. Allred, who had known the «4-yai^old jmthe '     ,    -    for    many year*, appeared dazed by  the tragedy.  Ke4ati.se another wm, WUIiam II. I’lerson, stuiient in the I’nlverslty of Chicago, could not arrive earlier, fitnerai «irrvices originally planned for Friday afternoon, were re-set for 10 a. m. Saturday. Governor Allred and virtually all »late of* fIciaJ» will attend.  May Waive Hearing  Justice of the Peace Tom E. John-  mm[m  DDRDt  Ï  See BONUS, Page II. Col. 8  Life Insurance Totaling $17.000 Carried By Justice Pierson  Greatly Shocked Over Tragedy; 0|scribe Boy as ‘Queer’  We.tt Texa relative.^ of Judge William A Pierson were gathering Thursday In Abilene—home of his step-mother and three step-sisters —for departure during the afternoon for Au.stln. where burial rites will be held Saturday morning for the ».»soclate Justice of the Texas supreme court and hLs wife, slam by their 20-year old son. Howard Pierson.  In the funeral party leaving here will be the s.sters, Mrs. O. W. Waldrop, acrompHnied by her husband; Mr.s, Oliver Cunningham, with Mr. Cunningham; Miss Mary Pierson-all Abllenlan: • Mrs D, R. Couch of Lubbock, a st.'^ter, and Mr. Couch; 8 B Pierson of Ropeavllle. A, C. Pierson of Haskell and Cleveland Pierson of Big Spring, all brothers of Justice Pierson.  The aged mother, Mrs. M S Pier-  HOUSTON. April 25—(UP>—„  Flight of two convicts who with two    Nebrask^    parU of Kamas  others fled from Central State    Missouri    and Texas received  trains ran late thrmigh the regions Raiding Rangers  Hit Fort Worth  Bill Regulating Beauty Shops In Texas Is Adopted  „V...... ..... from Central  prison larm n«r Smar Land, was;«’"  halted today by tlie prison mana-with the jyd of city detectives.  Word that the cosmetology bill wa.s adopted by the Texas hou.^e of' representatives today was received j tUP'— here by Mary Kneifl. state president i swank of the Texas Association of Acered-  iiee RH IFF, Page 12, t ol, 5  PUT TEETH IN  AUSTIN. April 25. «UP'—Sheriff Lee Q Allen said today Pierson, »3. had admitted to him that he killed his parent.>». A. soci-ate Ju.Htlee and Mrs. William A Pierson, "to get their propt rty ” including *l7.b00 in life insurance Justice Pierson had w illed the prop-  son indicated he probably would «on. may not be able to make the not hold the examining trial until trip. A wec< ago .«-he underwent an next week unle.s.s Pierson demand- eye operation, in Lubboek, and has ed a heminy esrUer Pierson not fully rerovered. She returned mlKhi waive examining trial slto- ! from Lubbock Wednesday afternoon, kellu’r    accompanied by Mrs. Cunningham,  Howard    after    awakening,    he    asked    MLss Mary Pierson and Mrs. Couch,  _    for    food,    but.    treating    him    a«    they    who .stopped in Aspfrmont for a  would any other prisoner, jailers short visit with her son. Pierson gavf him a cup of coiiee. They * Couch, took him to breakfast later.    .Motive Inknown.  Dr Wooten paid him an early' Tiie Ablletuans were proloundlv vij.it. and through the cell bars the ;    when word came to them  Ralph King, ST. serving 158 years for robberies, Houston and Dallas,  PORT WORTH. April 2o.  Skips Oust Areas.    Texas    rangers raided the  The rain w'as lightest, however, | sylvan club on the Dallas pike la.it; ited Beauty Culturlsts. where it was needed most—in the ‘ night.    The    bill    calls    for    sanitary    regu-  wlnd eroded sectioas of southeast Cecil Lively. 47, operator of the: latlons of ^hop8 to be set up by the  THOMAS BILL,:rr:  was shot through the shoulde^^®*®’’*^®' ®oui^hwe,st Kansas, north- j club, was arre.sted and released on ^ state board of health, licensing of when he would not obey commands    Mexico    and the Okla-i bond. Fifty galloi^of whiskey were | aU beauty shop operators and for  ...nv,    vramhitna    I    —    —    Young    Pier-i    Justice    and Mrs. Pierson.  wu^rff AllL ild “bu» reivorts are' appeared to be doing moat of    was    redouble!    when.  .    .    A    .    Sheriff    Allen    said,    ou "poris aic    Thursday    mcmlng    the    Reporter-  Nature of Amendments Is    After    the    comerence,    whuh    la.st.  Not Revealed    i    fession    was    made,    soung Pierson nearly an hour. Dr Wooten ex-  of Capt. Buck Flanagan to stop. i He was wounded seriously. He car-! ried an unloaded 44 caliber pistol.'  David Cates. 28, WichlU Falls,! .surrendered meekly to two city detectives who found him hiding in a church tower. A few minutes before. he sought to elude officers by separating from King.  Capture of the two men completed the roundup of the quartet who slugged John Cullen, superintendent of the prison canning and packing plant, and a convict barber who was shaving him when tl.«; break occurred yesterday.  The four kidnaped L. H, Hillyer.  homa and Texas Panhandles. Banks seized.   -Captain    Fred    McDaniel  bee WEATHKR, Page It, Col. 4  raising the educational standards of of the j operator.«.  Austin company led the raiders.  pre.s.«.ed  Pierson  tlie  was  bee KIl-AITVKb, Page II. Col, i opinion that young —~~m Mifiering from de- ^ then hi.s fath»r. then he .sent a bul-  SHOWERS PUT DUST TO ROUT  GRAIN MARTS ACTIVE AGAIN  jvoluntee ed to take them to wliere  WASHINGTON. April ^    hl.s    own puke.^were hid- "»niia piaerox, a form of insanity,; let through the head of each "to  jSena|or Thomas (D-Utah) has in-    'Phe    watch, an old-fa.shioned Tl‘c physitian said he would sug-1 make    .sure they were dead ”  MLsk Kneifl and B L. Neal oficHca^;d the oil regulation bill of    hunting    ta.se    timepiece,    was    ««    ‘»t    that    officials    place    the    boy    in    | Next he shot himself In the left  Wichita Falls, secretary-treasurer ot senator 'fhomas <D-CMtla) might    running So coolly hatl tlie bov    ' the state hospital here for observa- |  the state association, were in Aus- have “some teeUi" in it when it    ^    directed    of-    ti<    n    for    30    or    60    days    •  tin Monday and Tuesday in the in- , reached the senate mines committee '    rtmd    giving    the    “He    held    an    imaginary    resent*    |  terest of the bill.  Larg$^ Section of Texas Trading Without Excitement Reports Moisture    In    Chicago    Pits  Partly elouJy to  portion tonight: Friday partly oloudy.  Eaiit Tex«»' E»it of 100th mertdiin Cloudy, ehower« in extreme e«*t portion, cooler tonight J Friday partly cloudy to eloudy  Rainfall for 34 houra ending T a m., Thuraday, .05 inch  Total rainfall alnc« ftrat of year, to 7 «. m. Th unday, 6.33 Im hee  for burglary and theft from Fannin i the afternoon, hope for additional I one of the biggest firms operating j    •**"*    ^  county, and Robert Stewart. 24. | moisture was manifested  «*»..7».. A    duster out of the northwest late I    CHICAGO, April 25.—uP*-Trading  a guard, and f*le<Mn    a prison autj^^*'    night gave way to rain.clouds    was resumed without excitement to-  tomobile.    They used    HtUyer as a j that    produced Intermittent showers ^    day in the grain pits of the Chl-  shleld as    they walked acroj»s the j this    morning to boost the rainfall j    cago bOiird of trade, closed Wednes-  froin his special subcommittee,    mileage to    exact    tenths on    a speed*    nient against his parent.*»    which was  He spent Wednesday afterT*oon. oiy,t.tcr,    bHM*d on his mistaken    impression  considering a long scries of amend-    officers    susixcied Pierson from    tliai they had discriminated against  ments with Charles Pahy, chairman    start.    Tliey    wondered    tliat hi*    him.” Dr. Wooten said    ’ He be*  of the petrohmm administrative    i^ave    his    parents shot on the, ijp\( d bis paients favored his  board, and tJicn discussed them    drive    approximately 20 brother and sister ■  with the Oklahoman. He declined miles without summoning help. They • He brixided over and over this Abilin* and vicinity Cloudy and cooler' to disclose their nature. They wcre    that    his    wound wa.s superli- imaginary dh/-riininatlon He told  tonight, Friday, pvrtiy cioudy to ciourtv. i written, the Utah Senator said, ;ct*i. His story mentioned three of thing.s wiiich his psrenu hid w*«t    w.,.t^f^V)rnh^m*rid^    ^    will    not    be    determined    defl*    putols    but    they    found the bullet., done  to him and which be con*  arm, concealed hb faUier's watch ai*d purse, his own purse, the .38 calibre, five-chambered revolver and a pasteboard containing eight discharged cartridges u bu.ihes several mile» away and returned to Austin with a story that two robbers had perpetrated the ghastly tragedy SubHNiuentlv. after nine houra griltlng. he led officers to the place where he had hidden the watch, purses, pistol and box, all of which were recovered Officers found two other discharged cartridges in the  nltely until the full committee con* , in both bodies had been fired froiu .sdered unfair back to the time he , pistol and three at the « ene of the  prison yard to freedom. He was  here .20 inch.  rele«ed a mile Irom the larm. ...... ......I'*'»'  Coy Adams, 18, serving six years. Although tiie sky ciearid early In | the Rosenbaum Grain corporation,  was manifested when! on the Chicago exchange.  Houaton. eervlni U year» (or rob-1    |    quoutlom    open-  dlc^ for Thursday night.    ;    ©q slightly higher than Tue.sday’s  The showers brought the    total i    close, but dropped in the first few  rainfall for the year to 5.48 inches |    minutes. May wheat, opening at 1  which is slightly above normal forjgg to 98 1-4, an eighth .of a cent the period.    above Tuesday’s cloae, reached a  Good rain.« also were reported in, high of 99 1-2 and then dropped to I the San Angelo area,    |    gg  JEFFSRSON piTY. April 25 -iiipj    *    * *    Holdings    of    the Rosenbaum cor-  The    supreme    court,    division    No.    l,j°y Associated Pre.ss    I    poration were dispose of in half  today    denied    a    rehearing    to    Walter; Rains were reported over a    large:    an hour and caused no disturbance  H McGee, under sentence to be flection of Texa« Thursday They ; of prices No definite figure.* were I hanged in Kansas City May 10 for extended over North Texas and a made public a* to the market com-the kidnaping nearly two yeais ago large portion of West Texas, and mltments the corporation had but  bee CONI IC I li. Page 12, Col. i  Deny Rehearing To Walter McGee  Normal amount •ini'« flr»t (if y««r, 6 48 iP'.'h**.  T*m parature» p m. a m VV'ad, Thur*  , i4 8S  ..... as  ..... ST  aiders the bill.    the    vame    .the    weapon  Reports were circulated that m\e    -------  of the changes probably would be A|||apfl ^^StlinilCd the request of SiscreUry Ickes dur-.    aaaaaa»w-wa  ing his testimony at the hearings that scwne provision be made for  was eli ven year.s old.  "Ttien. t«x), hr had an idea, he  kilting  I charging  the youth formally  of Misa fdary McEIroy, daughter of] rMr mSBMg €t KsûâM QâèU  BAUT» u. «ai 8  COOL  Dry th*rmom#t*r  1 ....----  3 ........  a ........  4 ........  5 ........  a ........  T ........  s ........  » ........  10  ......  11 .......  MiitntKht ., ■N’oOH , , . SunriM ... Sííny»!  P m 7« m  •2  t*  T3  TO  73  «6  «4 • I ST  la  »4  '.Ml  5«  ST  5«  . «a 8!  « .*)»  T.15  could become a great scientist. He i with murder. Sheriff Allen stMd: n am. rwi    failed    pretty much in high .school' “We have found the motive" Pier-  tSy iriC 1 raflCOy und .sonichow got the itupression his \ foW newspapermen he had a   ___’    parent« were sunding in    Ui® way    !    tf^l reason.'    but offices qu^e<J  AUSTIN. April 25.—1.1'    -Governor ; of attainment of hts goal    j    him as saying    he did It    for re-  James V. AUred was “/tunned" to-i - He wanted lo obtain his father’s j    siicriff    Paul    Blair    ouot-  , day at the death of his friend. As ' In.suraru c money so he could resume ,    ^    purcliased    the  Suspended Term ; »ociat® death la»t mght on a lomly hlh studies. But that waan’t »he }    aalvfswn    last Saturday.  1« A#foe»lr r fi Ck>    by,miun    trouble-the prtmaiT cau.®» ^^vlng 100 mil®« out of hia way to  in /AllUCK V. *1 » ^ their son. Howard, 20.    ,    was this imaginary dlixrtmlnatlon.    ©btain It  *T have lost a warm friend and    “He told me he went out yester-|    ymij    Night  Texaa has lost a worthy citizen," he    day    before noon and picked th® t Pierivju    made    the    confession    alter  commented. "It is too terrible to    «pot    at    which he would kill his g wild    night    in    which    he    twice    waa  comprehend."    ,    father and mother."    taken to the scene, once    to direct  Governor AUred refilled    Justice; a calm voice, he told    newspa-    officers to the    boflieg and    again to  Pierson’s last public appearance    permen,    in the Trmvts county jail,  when he administered the oath ot    that    he    shot hta parents to death  ’ office to the chief executive Janu-. lat^» ye.«terdav on a country road  Hee OIL BILL, Page 11 ,C oi. 2  COLEMAN, April 25.—J. B. Snyder, charged with criminally assaulting a Coleman county woman, today waa found guilty and assessed a five ye*r .suspended sentence. Th® jury had been out since Tues-  they wer® reportad to total 4,000,000!    ¡.K-    tl'  buahtla.    luiauv»    muauntr    •-as'x    to»  day morning.  T!ie complaining witness charged ary 15 12 ^»pm ! Snyder was the father of her child. He wa. pieaied th.ii h • wa»i tie had lured them on the pretext of 1” ¡The baby waa brought to the cmirt-1choaen to swear me in.' th® gov-1 viewing a ?cemc drive    .  ^ Imoci.    inshr    aauL    I    First    mmm,    ha    MUd.  recover the g i and other articles. He also was taken to the morgue to vie»' the bodies during which his  »bout 15 milex from Austin where calm wa.« not h'oken  How long had you been planning  iw mmm§, IP u* Q«L i   

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