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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 2, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                 SWlme ®ailp 3^porter  “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 (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY. MAY 2. 1935— TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition ol The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 171  Big Business And New Deal Split  i    It    i,    ^    ^  New Dust Storm Chokes West Texas  Thousands Wear Dust Masks In Kansas Area  This was no masquerade party—merely the scene at Liberal, Kas., when mere dust masks distributed to residents in southwestern Kansas’ dust-stricken area. Relief agencies have given out thousand.» of the masks. (.Associated Pres.s Photo).  s  DES  ÏI1IÜÏÏ  I  utilities ’SpyC  Frank P. Parish, on trial In federal court In Chicago cn mall fraud charges growing out of the collapse of his Missouri-Kansas Pipe Fine ccmpany, testified Elsie Walker (below), a stenographer, was placed In his office a.s a ‘'ipy * for a rival utility concern. (Associated Press Photo).  England Takes Up German Challenge For Air Su premay  DUSTER COMPELS THORNTON TO TEMPORARILY POSTPONE DALHART’ rain EXPERIMENT  '“Ell  D  SSÖE  ÏOIERS  i  ft  NUSS  DALHART. May 2.—(UP)— Tex i eu as indicative that the high wind Thornton, explosives expert and oil | and dust clouds would increase in well fire fighter, discontinued his volume during the day. attempts to bomb rain from the Thornton decided to wait until clouds today while he sent for a the rain (?) clouds again were la-special suit and mask to protect him : vorable before sending up ga.s bal-from a dust storm driving blinding loons carrying TNT charges timed gusts of silt across the "staked to explode at designated altitudf-,. plains ” of the Texas Panhandle. : He camped on the dusty prairie four The barometric pressure wa.s tak- miles northwest of Dalhart, ready  makf-Miother attempt for.  ; j’loistu'e from the- du^jty clouds iatci In the afternoon.  Thornton's bombing attempts with a ground mortar yesterday brought him some encouragement, when a few drops of rain fell in Dalahrt and a brisk sprinkle was reported ’ nine miles east of the town.  Sand and du.st drove Thornton to cover at 6 p. m. yesterday and rout- -ed >everal hundred skeptical spec-  Senate Faced With Drive ‘•L?"  The theory was that the explosions would    force condensation of    the  clouds and that a general ram would ie.sult.   _Yesterday    s    rauimaking    attcmpi  "VASHINGTON Mav 2 —(x-T*)--    Texas    since    last  ./ASMiiscxiuN,    May    when James A. Bojae    wcs  Plunging into the    bonus    issue    to-    fatally    burned while bombing cloud.s  day after breaking the seven-day    from an airplane    near    Waxahachic.  deadlock over the anti-lynching    Boxe died believing he had    made  bill, the senate found any effort rain. On August 28 a heavy show-under way to change the Harrison i er came up while Base was setting •‘compromyie’’ bill so that it would; off his bombs. He was jubilant, but pay larger sums to the veterarus.  Proposals by forces seeking to liberalize the mea.sure include one plan to increase the Interest rate.  The bill offered by Chalrm.xn Harrison (D-Missj of the senate finance committee, would date the adjusted service certificates    back    to; *TXTirTi7.tif IT    -r«  1918 and pay 4 per cent interest    PLAINVIEW,    May    .u,—Tlie  from that time. Veterans would seventh annual round-up of Hale have the alternativ'es of holding the ’ county pioneer?:    will be held at  certificates until 184.*), as originally J Plaifiview' May 25.  Dual Submission Plan Accepted By Solons. Sent To Allred  Is  To Amend Harrison Measure  AUSTIN, May 2.—(/Pi—The important questions in the minds of members of the forty-third legislature today were; When will the li'u! , session be adjourned, and wiii fiiere be a special session immediately.  There was more freedom for speculation over any action on those questions because one of the most controversial matters, the form in which modification of the constitutional prohibition of liquor should be submitted to a vote of the people was settled.  Climaxing di?>cu.>.sion which has racked the ses.Non for montlis, both houses yesterday voted overwhelmingly to adopt a compromise method of .submi.ssi<Mj, the e.ssence of which called for two elect ion.s.  Regulation Undecided Elector.s would ballot Augast 24: on repeal with the legislature em-! * powered to regulate the liquor traf- i fic. Saloons would bt* banned and i a state monopoly would be op-1 tlonal.    ■  Worst Here Since April 10; North. South and i East Texas Sections Report Rain  { While rain fell in parts of I north, east and south Te (as,  I Abilene Thursday was in the ! throes of a silt-sifting dust storm which swept in from the northwest at midnight, bringing reduced temperatures and cutting visibility to an eighth mile, llie storm was the worst since the three-day scourge beginning April 10.  ; wind abated during the morning and the reddlKh »tit wa.*? selthng fast, leaving a thick coaling on , floor.s of buildings and furniture.  I The temperature dropped from a 90-' degree maximum Wednesday after- | noon to 63 early Thursday.    i  Although rain was not forecast for j this area, dust-ridden West Texans' found sCHuo cheer in a prediction of * "partly cloudy” w eather for Friday, j "Cloudy and cooler ” was also the' forecast for Abilene tonight.    '  The duster struck Lubbock Wednesday and blew all day, causing I semi-darknes...  At the local municipal airport , viaihii’ry .WAS! reported an eighth i rnlle at 2 p. m. and a west-bound American Airways plane due early this afternoon was expected to fly "on top ” of the dust. The ship, due j to leave Fort Worth at 8:45 a. ni.  ; wan delayed there awaiting another I plane. The early morning ca/ > bound sleeper plane passed over Abilene on schedule time.  Shoner at Lake Abilene. Rain-laden clouds hovered over Abilene and southwest early Wed-nesglay evening, bringing a brh.k lightning display, but a stiff wind Irom the southeast blew the clouds away. At Lake Abilene, however, a .short .shower registered .92 of hu ; inch without raising the water le*-Only sprinkles fell over Lake Kirby.  The rain threat was viewed by one of the largest caitdoor crowd of the spring, attending May da\ exercises at Alta Vista school whli li  Baca County. Colo.. Has Heaviest Fall In Thfv'e Years  SPRINGFIELD. Colo.. May 2 —  —^Itain—the answer to the prayers of farmers In three states—  Rpla.shed into the dust bowl of the soutliwesi carhr today in a joyous symphony.  Those who dashed from their beds into the streets, nlghushirts and lace caps trailing, were more eager m thki silt center to feel the hope reviving morture lliaii to bother with precipitation gaugen Imked iii the community weather .station.  After ram had fallen bri:.ky lor two hours tho>( imniUar with larm-iug apprai.^ed it as a "tau- shower,”  They were ready to hail it as an omen of a broken drouth but re- j pi-opasing  United States Chamber Adopts Resolutions Of Opposition: Harper Sibley New President i  WASHINGTON, May 2.— (UP)—The United State«  chamber of commerce today vigorously and formally denounced virtually all phases of the new deal’s 1935 program.  White House Effort  The action came as the White House belittled reports of a break between President Rcwsevclt and the bu.smess leaders.  In a series of strongly-w’orded resolutions, the chamber closed the 23rd annual meeting by urging that:  1. Tlie present NRA law be allowed to expire and that congress vote a “.substitute bill” on a strictly temporary! and limited ba.si:,.  2. Permls.sion of busines.s to regulate Itself must be forthrmning.  3 The pending uUlltlefi bill outlawing holding compameK must not be pa.ssed, and regulation of puhltr utilities must not be taken over by the federal government from the slates,  4 The 20-hour work-week aliould not be made into law. nor should the proposed permanent national labor board be estnbll.shed,  5. The federal reserve sy.stem cannot be changed fundamentally without detriment to the country.  6. Tlie AAA must change its policies in connection with the restriction of production, Restriction of exportable farm products "inevitably reacts” against »he nation’s economy.  Social IvefKlatloii  Adoption of the resolutions was Interrupted when Dr. W F. Gerhart, St. Louis chairman of the resolutions committee, presented one concerning social legislation. The resolutions w-js moderstclv worded and urged that rongre.ss study carefully the problem.^ of taxation before enacting President Roosevelt’s security legislation.  Thomas Creigh of the Chicago Association of Commerce, who wanted a stronger resolution, moved that the committee's statement lie fabled for furtiier dtofsslon. His motion p.n.ssed  For the first (ime In ye!tl*s. dele  MacDonald Says Government Already Has Begun Expanding Force  (C    ItM,    Bv  LONDON. May 2,—Prime Minister  Di(]y Changing Race Planned  Ramsay MacDonald announced today that the British government "already Ls taking steps for a further accelerated expansion of the British air forces’ in order to maintain parity with neighboring powers.  To Expand Air Force The government head told a house of commons filled with tense members and spectators there would be an expansion of the air strength "beyond those provided for In the estimates tills year in order to implement Mr. Baldwin's declaration " Supplementary aviation expendl-ture.s exreedlng 3,000.000 pounds—  $15,000,000—were provided for by parliament in February following I a declaration by Stanley Baldwin. AftOrilCV lord president of the council, that!  I Great Britain should maintain avi-I ation parity with any country i "within striking distance.”  MacDonald said Great Britain was dciertmned to maintain a common front with Pranre and Italy, stating *it would be a great calamity if there were any weakening or deterioration in the confidence which exists between France. Italy, and ourselves.”  Reviewing the recent attempts to keep Europe peaceful, the prime minister stated:  "It is greatly to be deplored that at that moment the German government announced its Intention to impose conscription and to take immediate steps to raise iU> peace strength to 550,000 men, as well as to create a military air force ”  He pointed out that the Anglo-French communique of Feb. 3 had contemplated ” a freely negotiated armaments pact with Germany and  (’HICAGO. May    (UP)—The  rhicago better homes exhibit today invited mothers of habie« less than a year old to enter the first midwest diaper chanring contest.  The race will be agalnat time— each mother using her own baby —and an expert will be on hand to Judge technique.  OUTLAW CASE SET MONDAY  Will Be Returned From El Reno Prison  DALLAS. May 2.-»UP)—ff. O. Outlaw, attorney at Post, Oana county, Texas, will be brought to Dallas from the federal reformaUu-y at EH Reno, Okla., Monday, to bo Wed on charges of conspiracy to defeat justice, it was announced today.  Outlaw Is co-defendant with Sheriff W. P. Cato of Qana county  and E. R. Braddock of    Thu  case is based on alleged procurement of perjured testimony relaUng to the slaying of Spencer Stafford, federal narcotic agent, in Post Feb. 7. Sheriff Cato and three others have be«i indicted for the alaytng.  Several wueks ago Outlaw wa* sentenced to serve 15 months Inthu federal reformatory at St Reno.  The case will be trl-d before Judge William H, Atwell R. B. Alexander, deputy United States marshal, wUl other pf>wers to take the place of the ; return Outlaw to Dallas, military clauses of the Versailles t»cHty.”  "If that could have been su( ces.sfully,” .said MacDonald, "the * greater part of our immediate Eu-ropeau dangers would have disappeared ”  hurprised at (•crmaiiy "I must expre.sH .surprise that this iHOinenl has been chosen by Qer-man> U> announce a shipbuilding  done Drop Litigation  T 0 Reorganize Abilene Hotel Co.  See DALHART, Page 13, Col. 5  The question of a    started    at    6    45    and    ended    at    7 3f  state monopoly would be submitted    ««r«    n,    tiv  tl'-  at the general election In November. 1936. Under it, sale of liquor for private profit or in broken pack-age,s lor coiisunipiion on the prem-Lses or sale would prohibited.  Hale Co. Pioneers  Xfi    except    for    medicinal,    mechanical    or  1 U lYlCt: I iVIiiy ¿D scientific purpa.ei,.  Nearly 1,000 persoiLS were in turn-out to applaud pupils ol .school in a colorful and expert!’ conducted pageant. Music wa.s giv en by the elementary schools' bano  îsee WEATHER, Page 11. Col. 7  luctant to call it a cun-all.  This much WHS certain: It wa* the first nun in dirt battered Baca county area since January and perhaps the heavie.st .since June, 1932.  Telephone ine.s.uige.s brought word that the ram had penetrated as far as Syracuse. Kh.^ 7 here were showers to the west at Lamar and  Sec SIIOMERs, Page II. t ol. 6  gate.s voted down a resolutKm of-    i    k    Pa*#    it    t    ol  fered by the commlttre After heaU ed debate they defeated a re.solutlon i uniform highway hiw.s.  Leading the fight against It was Dwight H. Brown, secretary of Missouri, who argued that such laws inevitably would take control of the highways from the «tate.s and  Boston, Chicago Banks Looted  See III SISESS, Page It, < ol. «  BOSTON. May 2.-<UP»-^ Four bandits held up an armored payroll car today and cm a{>ed with $20,000,, a patrolman reported to the Dor- j  A la vorable vote ol the people on either repeal plan would wipe  See REPEAL, Page 13, Col. 6  provided, or cashing them now for their current value.  The average $1,000 certificate  See BONliS, Page II, Col. 8  Clyde Resident Is  Former Hale county residents living in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico are exi>ecle(.l. The roundup Is spon.sored each year by the Buslnes.H and Profe.sj^ional Women's t death yei.terday of club of Plainview.    25, of Plaim iew.  SITCIDE VERDICT  DALLAS, May 2,—.1’.—A suicide verdict was entered today by Justice of the Peace Ben H. Plv in the Elmer Whitfill,  Given Transfusion SPECUUTORS TURNER FLIES  DUMP SILVER FOR ABILENE  R. H. Smith of Clyde, who underwent major sur,iery on April 24, wa;, given a blood transfusion ;*t t'ue West i Texas Baptist .sanitarium early j Thursday afternoon. His condition! was reported as serious.    i  Condition of Russell E. Sanford, who has been seriously 111 for several week.',, was reported unchanged.  H. Chrlsman. 1901 Bettis avenue,' entered the hospital Thursday for minor surgery.  Mr. and Mrs. James Eastei wood, 1241 Ambler avenue, are announcing the birth of a daughter, early Thursday morning.  Trial of Darden un In Greenville  GREENVILXE. May 2 -»UP»—Selection of a Jury in the case of S. P. Darden. 38 charged with slaying his wife, Mrs. Ivy Douthitt Darden as ahe slept, was underway here today.  In explaining the shootng, Darden claimed that his eight-year-old son, Jackie Glen, shot Mrs Dar-^ den while walking In his sleep.  He said he was awakened from hl.s  World  ——.    I er oi ine csanKaaiisiH.':  Price Drops Sharply: To Stop Here Briefly    irrespon.slble  ^    ^    ^    who    w'as    ousted    iron"  ih!^ sleep by the gunshot and found the boy, with a .smoking shotgun in his hands, standing at the side of Mrt. Darden's bed.  It was expected that the selection of a Jury would take up the entire day.  Advance Wiped Out  LONDON. May 2 —(UP»—Spe. ii lator.s who had anticipattd a ou* -way upside .silver market undiu Uie guiding hand of the United SlmIcs treasury became alarmed today and dumped silver. The price broke 2 1-8 |»ence to 32 3-8 pence (7K 51 cents) per ounce, wiping out the entire advance made siuoe April 23. i Today's price was 3 7-8 pence ¡mt ounce below the record high ;uice: July 8, 1922, which was established April 26 at 36 1-4 pence.  Exodus of the ipeculators irotn : the market followed inaction of the i United State.s treasury in boo.snng Its silver buying price. Wwild markets had been foUowlng up the, treasury price which was fixed a i short time ago at 77.57 cents per ’ ounce for newly mined metal. Speculators had held silver off the ; market to force the treasury to bid for It.    i  It was believed la -illver circles! that the United States had arrived at some agreement with Mexico and  I  i S«e blLVLH» Fago 11, Col. 5 I  Afternoon: Back Saturday  Col Ro.scoe Turner transcontln-tal flight record hold*: and one of America's aviation ace.s, was due at the Abilene airjx/rt Tluinsday afternoon at 2 ockxk.  1 h(- noted flier v*. a.s to confer here wiUi G. B. Sandefer of Hardui-Bimmons university who ,s directing Turner m four lecture engage-menus in Toxa.s, including the appearance Saturday night at the university auditorium.  SchedulaJ to be for an afternoon lecture. Turner expected to remain here only a few minutes. He is booked into Amarillo Friday night and will fly to Abilene Saturday morning. He appeared last night in Tyler.  Col. Turner has established two transcontinental flight recoi tis within a year. His latest reccad from Los Angeles to New York was ten hours and two minutes an average speed of more than 250 miles an hour  Turner’s lecture appearance here Saiiirday night is under direction of the Hurd in-Simmons university artists’ course.  Report Revolt In Philippines  NEW YORK, May 2.—»J’»-Manuel Quezon, president of the Ptii! -' Ippine wnate, announced today the:  : all telephone and telegraph con.  ! munlcation between Manila and Hi I Philippine pruvlnce.s wa.s cut off ; |3:30 p. m. »7:30 a. m, fasten 'standard time» because of an up rising by Sakdalistas ! Quezon, who is resting at the ho ! tel Warwick, .said he knew the Icael er of the Sankdalista.s. He term« demagrzgui from his employment  The Philippine leader is.,ued statement about ih«^ matter.  F ranco-RussIan  Pact Is Signed  PARIS. May    The    Franco-  Russlan mutual as.sistance pact designed to detend France and Ru.ssia against attack by (ieiniHny. was signed tonight by Pierre Laval, foreign mini.Htcr of France, and Ambassador Vhidirnir PoU mkhi of Ru.ssia.  Chinese Bandits Attack Train; 5 Guards Are Slain  TOKYO. May 2.—<A'i—DispaUhes to the Rengo 'Japanese» New.s  agency from Kirin, Manrhoukuo, , company from a Boston bank. |  today, said 100 Chinese brigands at- )    ^    '_  tacked a passenger train on the new Japane.se-built trunk line between Hslnklng and north Korian ports, slaying fiv«* train guards, injuring 14 pas.scngers and carrying off a , dozen hostages.  Motion by the Abilene hot-el company, corporation owning the Hilton property here, to dlamias proceedings for reorganization was Signed by Federal Judge James C. Wilson in Amarillo ye.sterday. The formal order was entered here and filed by Mrs, Ida M. Jamei, federal clerk, Thursday morning.  The motion gave no details of what the pending negotiations are. It ha.s been lately understood, however. that bondholders have submitted a proposition.  Tlte original motion f«" reorganl-  chester police station.    !    ration was presented to Judge Wil-  The bandlta used machine guus j son April 5. in the holdup.    i    Attorneys for the corporation are  The bank machine was occupied ; Wagataff, Harwell, Wagstaff and  by Earl Rogers of South Weymouth ; Douthit of Abilene.  and Samuel Oldfield of Weymouth     —----  and was en route to the Wry mouth  AbiU'ne xna vi.-iniiy i'lourty < mj)»-tunitiht, Friday, partly doudj.  W««t Texaa VVeai of HMiOi murtdian Oriiirally fair, riiolcr in aniiUieas« pfirtioi tMiiglK , Friday, partly t ioudv  Ka»t T»x«* Kaai of UJOtti iiivridian Cioudv, Bf.uwrra and tii'Hi'leratiirfTifi i-Kiler fontshl:    Frida  <'COUDY  l»ry thr-rri,,rnc(ar WVi ihaffHomnf r Jlalxllv# huotiauy  THE MARKETS AT A GLANCE  May 3.(By Associated I’rra*.  NEW YORK  SKK KS—Irrcfular; non-fpr-rous me lab sa|  BONDH—Mi\rd, prime »-.AUih stead >.  Ul ItB—Irrriulitr; oils ami utiiUic« improve.  EOKEK. N FXIIIANGKb— Mixed 'terling bifher, gold and silver issin-ft react.  COMOM~t|ulet: light selliitg on ailver dec line,  isUCAK — lamer; eommisaion house liquidation.  (OH I.E—Higher; trade ccjver-ing.  chiFago  WllliAT — Easy; beneficial niobture.  CORV—Eaay with wheat.  Uattle—Generally icteady.  Hogs—5-10 higher, too $8.25.  CHICAGO. May 2 —<UP'— Ma chine gun bandits robl>ed the Citl-■/en.s state bank at Park Ridge of ' betweeji $8.000 and $10,000.    |  The bandits apparently were ex-[«Tienci'd in their trade. When a The bandlth were haid to have left eippk>yf pre.-vsed a .switch that,  relf*a.sed tin* tear gas the Imndlts pulkft heavy goggles over their eyes, stuffed handkerchief.s in their mouiiia and procee ded to gather all available cash in spite of the gas.  Law and Equity Cases Are Taken From US Docket  13 of their own dead behind when they fled after the arrival of Jap-ane.se troupx.  A majority of the «asualias on board the train wa.s Japanese.  CHILDERS AND GEN. QUINONES HERE TODAY FOR POLO MATCH  Native Abilenian and Mexican Army Star To Appear In Exhibiton at Fair Park Field at 5 P. M.  General J«’i»u.s Jav le Qinno • j The other maiche,s are icheduled ouUiandhiK advocate and pU-eri Friday and Sunday.  Orders di.sml.vslng two law and equity ca.se,s from the docket of United Slates district court her«, btith atyled J W. Chaney vs. National Casualty company, were Issued by Judge w. H Atwell Wednesday.  Judge Atwell came here Wednesday afternoon from San Angelo to hear the cases, held over from the two weeks session of court in April. Attorneys moved that the case# be dlifuljwd without prejudice, pursuant to agreement of a settlement entered Into by both parties, and Judge Atwell .ligned orders to that effect He contlnu«xl to Dallas «ii the afternoon.  Attonu y* for the plaintiff wera Kirby, King and Overshiner of Abilene, and for the defendant company. Toiicnstone, ’*^lght, Gormley and Price of Dallas.  of i>olo in Mexico, and Cecil C) il-deis, native Abilenian who is ret mzed among the top-ranking polo Isla of this country an exhibition gam« at 5 o’clock on the Pan Grounc.s field, Tliere will be no admtsaion fee.  The two, with t.«eir Wlvl•^ wpj>' to arrive early this afternoon coming by automobile from El Ranchlto grounds, b« /een Fort Worth .and Diillas, where a tournament b«*tween two Mexican teams and the El Ranch*.to players has been In prog-ress for a week. FJ RaiichiU) beat the Mexican civilian team two cut of three games, and took the Wednesday opener of a series of three with the Mexican army playe», 7-3.  Abilene polo dub members are to make up the two teams on which the well-known players will appear will ,tpi>ear in in the game. Tlie club host to this .I’terniKm ; Gen and Sra. Quinones and Mr. and Mr.s Chllder.s,  General Quinones has been m the Mexican army for 25 yean, and is one of the few en to rise from the ranks of enll.sted men to a generalship. He Is rated six goals and is known intei nationally for his advocacy of the sport. He heads the two teams at El Ranchlto now.  Chllccrs u.sted hi.-« first polo with the Abilene club, taking up the play when it was tntti.ited here about eight years ago. Before that he w-as  bee POUHbTh. Page 12, i'el. I  US Ambassador F rom Mexico to Visit In Abilene  Dr. Don Franclhco CastU Lo Najera, ambassador to t h e United Utates from Mexico, has aoeepted an invitation to addrew the Tewui Slate Tuberculoeb assocurOon at tta annual meeting in Abilene, May It and It.  Announcement of the ambasaa-dor’s acceptance was made Thursday from Washington by Senator Tom Connally.  Mrs Dallas ScarboitMigh. president of the Taylor Courrtv Tbb«»-culoers aasociattoii iieued the mnt»» Uou through âechUor Oonnailf.   

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