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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 7, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                 Wit ^Mene ®ailp 3^eporter  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron  me:  rioN  VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY. MAY 7. 1935—FOURTEEN PAGES  (Evenino Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 174  Senate Scraps Bonus Compromise  Police Merger Bill Is Sent To Allredi'^JH^ji.^Jj  Seek Pardon For Draft Dodger  Here are five arifumcnl« for amnesty for Grove** Cleveland Beridrtl, convicted draft-dodfer, who fled to Germany to escape going to prison. Shown as they arrived In New York from abroad are his wife and children, left to right: Emma, 6; Erwin. 7; Mrs. BergdoH holding Baby Alfred, and Minna, 3. Mrs. Bergdoll hopes to convince of”’ cials at Washington that the Philadelphia brewer s son should be allowed to return to the United States, his native land, so the children can be reared as Americans.  SE ÄDÖPTS Two Killed In  Midland Crash     niii    ir    Ml      .N    J!    IÏÎL      y    liP    ■          II ]         Walter M^Gee Granted Stay  Special To The Reporter.    |  MIDLAND, May 7—Two persons   -were    killed    and two others received  Measure Will C 0 m b i n G injuries not believed to be serious,  when two automobiles sldeswlped at 2 a. m. Tuesday on the highway a  PdtrOl UndGr    MWland    airport.  Billy Thompson, 22, of Odessa, a brother of Railroad Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson of Amarillo, was instantly killed when the machine iir which he was riding overturned. His body was hurled 30 feet from the wreckage.  Miss Mary MaiYaret Mann. 18, of Midland, daughter of the Rev. W R. Mann, Presbyterian missionary, was pinned beneath the same car  Texas Rangers And Highway A Commission  AUSTIN, May 7. (AP)—A  bill to combine the Texas rangers and the highway patrol into an efficient crime fighting unit went to Qovemor Allred today when the house adopted a conference committee renort and fatally injured.  The second car, occupied by three negroes did not overtium.  Funeral services for Tliomp.^on w*ere being arranged at Aniarlllo, where his mother, Mrs. L. O. Thompson also lives.  He had been to Midland to meet another brother, Otho Thompson, manager of the Herring hotel In Amarillo, who was attending the di.'^trict Rotary convention there, Billy Thompson was a salesman for Halliburton Oil Well Cementing company of Odessa. Ruffin also was a .sale.sman.  JETPERSON CITY. Mo . May 7.— Oov. Guy B. Park today granted Walter McGee, condemned to die for kidnaping MLss Mary McElroy, a stay of execution until May 31.  McGee was scheduled to hang In the Jackson county courthou.se at Kansa.s City Friday.  Governor Park granted the stay when Informed by reporters that division No. a, of the state supreme court, had demed a motion to trans-7.— fer the case to the court en banc, sub- Governor Park said his action  Johnson Flays Long, Coughlin and Townsend  Final Choice Now Must Be Made Between It and Patman’ Inflation Scheme  WASHINGTON, May  (AP)—The senate today  fh» Vinson oash.Dav- granting the 21-day reprieve was j by the administration of the Cough-Stltuted the vmson    he    might    have    more    time    economic    plan.  - Which he declared were holding  MAYFIELD.    May    7.—  Oeneral Hugh S. Johnson called last night for ••forthright repudiation'*  ment bonus bill for the promise offered by Senator Harrison (D-Miss).  Ignore Wamlngii  M1S.S McElroy and her father. H. P. McElroy, city manager of Kan->as City, have requested that he  In dolnr"'^*'it inorM warnings commute the senteiKe to life Im-  pri.sonmcnt.  of a presidential veto The vote was 54 to 30—less than the two thirds required to override  previously approved by the senate.  Adopted 8.3 to 44.  The house adooted the renort. 83 to 44. and the senate approved it, 29 to ont. It cannot become effective until 90 days from adjournment because of house failure to give It a two-thirds majority.  Modern equipment to combat criminal activitle.s would be furnished the department, including the latest in weapons, automobiles and radio, supplemented by a central bureau of criminal Identification and divisions of Intelligence and education.  Governor Allred has advocated the bill.  Personnel of the highway patrol I wouiu oe inti cased from 126 to | 146 and the patrol given jurtsdlc- i tlon over all law violations. Its jurisdiction now is limited to enforcement of highway laws.  Sponsors said the state’s police i  Mra. Billy Thompson, wile of the accident victim suffered severe bruise.s and cuts, and W. D, Ruffin of Abilene, owner and driver of the car was slightly cut and bruised.  W. D. Rulfm. who was mjur«l In! an automobile accident weat or Mid- ^ vole killed the Harrlwn coni-  land early Tnr,.day, 1. a son ol Mr,  and Mrs. Benjamin B. Ruffin, 1641 South Fifth street, and a nephew  of A. K. Doss, a local attorney. Mr Ruffin Is salesman fCH* the Jarman Shoe company of Nashville, Tenn.,  promise which was offered in an effort to get legislation acceptable to President Roosevelt.  But it left a final choice to be  back recovery “to the extent that they appear to threaten our existing system.’*  Speaking in a democratic sirong-hv hold at a rally attended by some  M« umc Kni'ght. «uorncy lor Me-!    Ti’“:,”."  Oce, and McGee s relative,'-.  •I he force of the McElroy»’ appeal is expected to carry sufficient weight  to result, ultimately, in McGee's escaping the gallows and Joining his brother. George McGee and Clar-  made by the senate between the ence Click, other members of the  southwestern Kentucky, the fiery 1 former NRA administrator declared the United State« Chamber of Commerce at its recent Washington convention waa right in calling for a declaration aganst the Long-Coughlin-Townsent principles.  See WRECK, Page 9, Col. 7  RPEIÌ8 EADINE  Mother and Daughter Missouri Brothers Were Of Noted Portrait , Wanted For Murder Painter Included    In    Two    States  B e lieve A llred Not To Veto Centennial  BOSTON May 7.—<-P)—Four per- i sons, including the mother and 14-year-old daughter of John LaValle, internallonally known portrait force still was in the “ox cart peri- i painter, were burned to death or    qulck-trigger murders in  od during a time when criminals killed in leaps as fire swept the  artist’s hone today. Seven other persons were injured.  The dead:  Mrs. John La Valle, Sr., 70, crippled mother of the artist, burned to death in her bed.  Alice La Valle, 14. daughter of John La Valle, burned to death.! Paso, White county, shooting  by  Vlmson bill providing for full cash I payment out of existing money and I the Patman bill to pay the bonus with an issue of new currency. The latter was passed by the house.  Senate leaders hoped to get a final v(Re by tomorrow.    w.    .a  Crowded galleries watched the!fang, was never apprehended, senate cast the vote by which it j    The    kidnaping    occurred    two years  ! lined up with the hou.se for full i ago    this    month.    Miss    McElroy    was  cash payment.    {released when her father paid 830.-  i The all important test came with- 000 of the 160.000 demanded. She out debate, except a statement by. was a prisoner 29 hours.  Senator Cousens iR-Mich> that he:    McGee was arrested later in Am-  waa opposed to all three of the i arlllo, Texas, returned here and pending bonus bills.    ' within two months was tried and  ; While the vote was taken, John! »«ntcnced. Appeal for a new trial Thomas Taylor, legislative counaai; was denied by the suprema court for the American Legion which sup- \ last fall, and thi*    ral^ar-  ports the Vinson bill, recorded the j luf was denied, balloting from a front row in the*    „  gallery, despite .senate rules against    KANSAS CITY, May 7. t'P)  kidnap band, in the state prison here.  George McGee is serving a life sentence and Click eight years for their part in the abduction.  Clarence Stevens, who wltli Walter McGee was co-leader of the  EX-GOVERNOR LARGER WINS A NEW TRIAL  has warned that congress must provide funds fw any new appropriations voted  Walter McGee, who waa but three days away from the gallows, received with a whoop of joy today the news that Governor Guy ii.  CATO,OUTLAW GO TO TRIAL  Charged With Conspiracy to Obstruct justice  Promises Message To The Legislature Today On The Subject  DALLAS, May 7,—(A^)—Sheriff W. F. Cato of Garza county, his former attorney, N. C. Outlaw, and E. R. Braddock. went on trial here today in federal court on an indictment charging conspiracy to obstruct justice.  Judge William H. Atwell overruled a motion to qua.sh the pro-  AUSTIN, May 7.—(UP)— Belief grew here today that Gov. James V. Allred will not go down in state history as the governor who vetoed a centennial appropriation.  Instead a promised message to the legislature today was expected to announce the signing of the $3,-000,000 bill and a request to the legislators to provide revenue.  Scurrying around the capitol lobbies followed rumor that the governor might ask the legtsiators to rescind their resolution for .sine die adjournment at noon Saturday and remain in session a week or ten  srcw out ot the of a federal  machine-gun slaying of a narcotic ageut, Spencer »afford, at Post, Texas, last February 7. The sheriff also is under federal indictments tor tlie slaying, and on charges of violating the Harrison narcotic a':t. He ua: scheduled to  Others doubted that a continuation of the present se.ssion would be asked. They thought It more likely the governor would let legislators go home, hear from the people, and later rea-ssemblc them.  Rep. Franklin Spears, San Aii-  are operating at their highest state of efficiency.”  The bill would permit the governor to appoint 3(M} special rangers and to bring local officers under active command of the state police chief in emergencies.  The deimrtment would be admin-stered by a director under supervl- ■ Sion of a three-member commission.: Present personnel would be contlnu- , ed on a six-months trial period. | The bill would establish civil ser-1 vice for appointees.    '  The house sent the governor two i senate bills to permit state banks to take advantage of provisions of the federal deposit insurance corporation law under supervision of Uie state banking ccnnmissioner.  Utility Bill Test A direct .senate test on utility' legislation, improving chances for passage of a regulatory bill, was; assured when the senate cut off de- ; bate on amendments proposing general regulation by a state commission to a minor bill.  Senator Grady Woodruff of De- j catur, who offered the administration bill passed by the house, imposed the previous question, which ^ w-as moved by Senator Will D Pace ! of Ty ler. Senator Olan R. Van i Zandt of Tioga offered the substitute for tlie house bill drafted by a sub-committee of the senate state '  See LEfilbLATURE, Page 9. Col. 2  SEARCY. Ark.. May 7.—(/¡P.i— i doing so.  Greddle and Clarence Busche. for-!    administration  mer MLssourl convicts accused of  two beyond budget estimates. Secre-; Park had given him a three-week states, met their match in Han-; tary Morgenthau has proposed an l«i*y oi execution, ford E. Russell, 40-year-old farmer,,    the    best method  Who shot and killed them in a brief ’  As Vice Pre.sldent Garner  gun battle.    nounced    the vote,    administration  The brothers fell    mortally    wound- i    teaders raised their    hands calling  ed when Russell    answered    their t    i^r  fire last night in a    woodh    near El,    before it    could be started, Senator \ wto  only  "Im awfully glad,” McGee told the slierlff when his first yell of an- i joy had ceased to echo through the  Ousted From Office In North Dakota as Result of His Conviction  cell-block. "Ï hope to hear more      ______    ^    good    news    soon.”    McGee,    condemn-  vote on the Patman bill, but: ed kidnaper of Miss Mary McElroy,  «T PAUL. May t—fA» -TTia United States circuit caiirt ef apDeaiR In a decision handed down here todnv reversed the conviction of William Langer, former governor of North f^kota. and four others charaed with conspiracv to misuse federal relief funds. The five were convicted In federal district court In North Dakota June 17. 1934 The ca.se wa.s remanded to the U. 8. district court of North Dakota for a new* trial. The five appellants were convicted under an Indictment which charged them and four oth-to administer  Body found in debris after coUapxjC of fourth floor.  Miss Mary Dolan, 24, maid in La Valle home, killed In leap from fourth floor.  Mlsh Kathleen Costello, 25, killed in fourtli floor leap.  The Injured:  Ellen Elaine. 6, daughter of La Valle, slight internal injury, severe bums.  Mary Dean, 13, daughter of La Valle, internal injuries and sc • e burns.  Mary McLeod, nurse of Mr» La Valle, Sr., bums on back, shock, back injuries.  Fireman William Huyhurst, severe cuts and bruises; Lieut. Charles O’Brien, fractured leg; Ladder John Murphy, wnc*e inhalation and burns.  three times with his automatic shotgun.    ,  The firing ended so quickly that I cash payment of the bonus and in  to hs^e been    hanged    early    Fri-1    con.splr»cy  to nave oeen    nangea    eariy    rn    . corruDtlv federal statutes relating to  Thomas    (D-Okla),    Inflation leaden day    moriUng.  of the    senate,    rose    to    talk.    1    “Vou know,” he told Bash. ’    ”I A  He said both bills called for full be 30 years old on May 28 and I  sure hope the governor fives me  Russell’s companion, Mark Huckaby, did not have time to go into action.  that regard were identical, but the Vinson bill would take longer to ad-  The brothers were clad In tat- i minster and the payments would be tered trousers, shirts and slioe.s, for I delayed*  they had been afoot since Saturday night when Russell encountered  The Patman bill, Tliomas said, would repeal all interest ever bor-  them in their stolen car near VI-! rowed on bonus loam. That, he Ionia, shot out the windshield and I tmXd would require long computations  _I    and delay the payment of the bon-  See TWO SLAIN, Page 9. Col. 6  Allred Breaks $5 Wire Chain  us for several months.  Senator Long (D-La), who is joining Thomas In the battle for the Patman bill, supported this stand by the Oklahoma senator.  go on trial later thif month at Lub- , tonio. author of the sulphur tax m b«k on the murder Indictment. "ea^ endorsed by the governor.  JAI'K BUY SCRAP METAL COLON, Panama. May 7. ¡.r Japanes'* scrap metal .shipnient.s through the Panama canal have  AUSTIN, May 7.—(UP »-Oov. James V. Allred today broke a $5 Also injured was Molly O Reilly, j telegraph chahi which bore names 35, cook, who escaped the flames j from Kansas and Missouri, but suffered from smoke inhalation. 1 “nils chain should spread like  -............-........................—    wildfire,”    :>ald    the telegram. Names  j appearing on the chain as it rewb-ed the Texas governor were: Norman Hapgood, Emporia; Ralph Carpenter, Salina, Harry Caughey, Emporia; Olga Scarpellino and Paul Bu.sh, Kan.sas City, Mo.  CCC Camp Heads at Lake Awaiting Further Orders  Benator Sheppard of Texas voted for the Vlnstm bill; Senator Connal-ly voted against.  ANGELO tiETS MEET CORPUS CHHIST’I. May 7.-H^Ti -San Angelo was awarded tha 1936 convention ot Texas Spamsh-Anu t-lean war veterans by delegates here today.  a  birthday present’. Swiftly he counted on his fingers and discovered that the new date set for his execution is May 31.  “But I wash he d give it to me before my birthday, he added.  Predicts Mooney Soon to Be Freed  the rtl.strlbutlon of emergency relief  funds.  TTie charge grew out of aJleged solicitation of workers oatd with federal relief fund» for political contributions. Testimony at the original trial showed varlou» workers had been aaaeaaed contribution.» of five per cent of their salaries to “The l.eBder," Langer polittea! weekly newspaper.  Convicted with linger, who wa.s sentenced to serve 18 months and pay a 810 000 fine, were Oscar J. Chaput, Frank A. Vogel, former  KArnAMK-NYYY Calif Mav 7 _ *tate highway commtasloner; R. A. SACRAMENTO Calif . May -I.- , Kllnzer. secretary of the state enter-(A'i Emerging from a conference; ___  •    ___  with Governor !*Yank Merrlam, State A.v>emblyinan James P. Brennan predicted conild«ntly today that the governor will commute Tom Mooney's life sentence to time already served .  Such action would relea.se the labor leader who was convicted of murder in connection with San FYanciscos lT»‘pari‘dne.»s Day parade bombing in July, 1016, fatal to 12 persons.  gency relief committee, and Harold McDonald, solicitor for the Leader. Their cases al.»o were covered by the appeal.  Langer. who was state relief administrator under feoeral appointment at the time of the alleged violations, Kubsequently was remo\«ed as governor by state supreme court ord'-r  Pending final derihion on applu -tion for an appropriation for varu improvementf, in Lake Abilene ,t  w'lf on trip muraer     —     -•...... o-.....i.iuuugii wir runnum vnun*    -    ___  Tlie consipracy indictment alleg- oppased a continuation of the prei- showed tremendoui- and conxtant m- !    «•nroll    *>  1 lie tunoipi »i-y mu vv    an*    .       'the    npffro    veteranN’    clll7J»ns    ron.*er-  be  ed Cato Outlaw and Braddock con- ent session. “The legislature .should have «rtaln wUneaaea i «» home'• Speara aa.d. -Extenalon testify falsely before a federal grand Jury* which Investigated the slaying.  In tills connection. Outlaw was sentenced to 15 months In the federal reformatory at EH Reno, Okla., some-  of the session time would not helpful.”  See T RIAL. Page 9, Col. «  PUSH EFFORT TO SAVE RAY  crease it was learned today, while nitrate shipment» to Europe from Chile haev fallen off almost to nothing.  JONES NAMED DALLAS CHIEF  Doe Hero Pays With His Life  Woman Lawyer Will Take Case to the Courts  BOXBORO. Mass, May 7.-H»P)—A dog which detended iis mistress aganist a rabid fox paid with 'ita life today for its heroism.  Last week Mias Madeline Grifíln, 27, was walking near her farm home with her fo; tenTer, Nuisance. A growling fox .suddenly darted from the underbrush and sprang at the girl. Nuisance quickly gave battle.  Miss Griffin told her brother. Albert, of the incident. He found the fox perched on a r<»k. and .shot it He sent the head to authoiitie;. in Boston and today they reported the fox was rabid.  A sliort time alterward Nuiaance wa» dispatched mercifully.  HUNTSVILLE. May 7—(A*)—A woman attorney today sought to save the life of Raymond Hamilton, condemned bank robber and killer who sat in t. death cell awaiting execution Friday.  It was frcan this cell that Hamilton escaped once, and by that prison break forfeited his right to appeal to any courti>.  But It was through the courts the woman, Mtss Cnmille Opi'ii.shaw of Houhton, said ,sh* would ;tag« her fight for the bandit who»e long reign of crime spread over the  Federal Agent Trammell on  6«« HAMILTON. Page li, CoL 7  RALLAS. May 7 .e -City Manager Hal Moseley la. ’ night named Robert L. (Bob) Joiu former city detective and now a U S. department of Justice sleuth, chief of police here.  Jones succeed» Chief Claude Trammell,  Moseley named C, F C’uilum assessor and collector of xt and A. P. RoUins director of \ 'ibHf works.  Cullum succeeds 1, L Bristol and Rollins succeeds O H K-'- h.  Moseley made the ■ ■nomtmeritis at a meeting with the ■ ounelt-men to discuss the new ¡ninlstra-ttoii's program for the next two years.  The council wok oitm May 1.  the negro veterans’ citizens con»er vatlon corps camp in the park con-I tinue to be kept busy w ith a gen-, eral clean-out of dead vegetation graveling of roads and clean-up of' picnic grounds.  C. B. Oates, camp suficrlntendent, i said Tuesday morning that he ex-ipectcd to hear late this week from CCC officials on the application i made a week ago which called for expenditure of approximately 830,-. 000 In the park for additional cab-n6plSC(iS irui, rest rooms, a water tower for th'j conce.Hsion building, and other Improvements. The application, made a week ago in Auistln, mm go through the regional CCC headquarter.« in Oklahoma City and thence to Washington,  Force  Delay Execution ol Texas Negro  AUSTIN. May 7,—«UP»—Albert Carr, a negro, sentenced to electrocution after midnight was granted 30 days reprieve today by Governor Allred on reque.st of the stft’r pardon bmird. Carr wm convlcte*i m Harria county. Bfpt. 6, 1934 of rrimiiial assault. The board asked time to receive answers to inquire sent out repuding the eaaa.  THE MARKETS AT A GLANCE  May 7.—(By AsMHiated rrras.)  NEW YORK  8TCH KM heavy, mininf iMues tuni soft.  BONDS lower, ae^ondary liens rea<*t.  CURBS eaay, utilitiea and met-ala Bag.  FOREIGN EXCTIANGERS, mii-ed, gold currem le* higher.  COTTON quiet. Wall Street and foreign «elliiig.  SUGAR higher. *h*a4ler «pot market.  COEEYE quiet, «teady bra/ll-ian market«.  CHICAGO  WHEAT weak, favorable  weather.  CORN weak, planting optimism..  ( at'Je about steady, top |U'0<l. HOGS 10 higher, top  MORE TROOPS I FIFTH DEATH GO TO AFRICA IN AIR CRASH  Italian Soldier Is Reported! Two Others Are Reported Killed By Ethiopians | In Critical Condition  i ROME', May 7,--<A'i—Italy today j MACON, Mo. May 7.—14''—The i mobilized thre« new division - and ; death toll in the cra.sh of the fog-' recalled to the colors pari of the ¡bound TWA airllrer near Atlanta i class of 1913 III answer to “the, Mo., wrk UK reased to five today .steps of mobUlzatlfii taken by the | with the death of Mrr. William  Ethiopian government ”  An official communique cited three reasorui for the neweii phase of this nation's military prepara-itlon» for possible trouble in East Africa:  1. "Tlie notable furnrshmg of arms to Addis Ababa by European factories which we have definitely Identified.  2. •‘TTie steps of mobtUzatlon taken by the Ethiopian government.  3. “The recent addres.^ of Emperor Halle Selassie to parllHment ”  ASMARA, Eritrea. East At rica,  Kaplan of West Id- Angeles.  Mrs. Kaplan, wife of William Kaplan, Hollywood film studio executive, died thi.s mortilng. nearly 24 hour» afU*r the big dual-motored craft .struck the earth while the pilot was .seeking an emergency landing field Two other!, were described In a critical condition as a resuh. of Injuries auffcred in tlie accident which brought deaili to Senator Bronson Cutting of New Mexico.  The cOTidltion of Paul Wing. Hollywood, was repiorted “very low," O. B. Drew, »inta Monica, Calif..  Thrcp rtilHren  Die of Measles  LAREDO. May 7—of»—Three Muall children had died of measles Monday in one house wlthm fourteen hour*  Alicia < iarza, 11 - months - old daughter of Francisco Oirsa. died at 9 p m Sunday. Francesco Flore«, died at 8 a m., and Manuela Garza, two-year-old daughter of Garza, died at 11 a. m. Monday  XbtPiif and vtrialty - Partly Houdy and ah «fitly warmar tsnicbt:    W>dn«»day,  rlaudy and eoctltr IV»« T»*a* Wt« uf lOOtl) mcridmn —• Partly cloudy, warmar In aatraoM aoutS-aaat purtion, cfw.iar In Panbmad)« tooitfit; W'fdntaday. uartiy cloudy tu uitactiiad, coolar In north portion  Kaat Taxa*—Caat ot lOQth mandlaa — Partly cloudy and »»«htly waim«r tonight; W'cdntiday ekiudy, cooler la nerthwcM porti.in  May 7. ( ■“*) A terse    j    althouf.h reported In a critical con-  again have drawn Italian blot»d in |  I'lliH « Last Hurdh  after a blood Iraiis-  the East African frontier territory.  An Italian soldier at the Irontier    .    j    kuc  oMipost near Gogula wa.s tound dead    The djing words of he pil^. b U,  • shortjv after he left the camp »o o wreckage and the mones of h r-get water, the commmnquc .mkI vlvors and re-cuer.s formed ihc jin I adding that the body wi*'- iound on Italian territory.  Sea Ai& CKAoH. Page 14. 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