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Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 10, 1935, Abilene, Texas tlThe ^bíltne ©aíb ^í^eporter “WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’’—Byron M VOL. LiV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1935- SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Mommg News) NUMBER 177 Destructive Flood In San Antoni Eccles Sees Tear Py^ology’ If Bonus Paid In Greenbacks TEXAS PUBLIC ENEMIES PAY FOR THEIR LIVES OF CRIME ■n LLÜ S iSG SEy DK.AIH CELL IN HI NTSVILLE PEN HOT SEAT WHERE Ol’lLAWS WENT OIT RAY AND JOE OECDTED Probe Five Mystery Deaths In Family Duck and Rabbit Dope Heads Fight Over Capsules Tossed to Floor By Human Addicts; Bunny Takes Cure RAilVlONO HAMILTON OUTLAW PAIR SHAKY AT END Criminal Careers Over For Hamilton and Palmer M ild- Mannered Bookkeeper Arrested After Traces of Poison Found President Apparently Not Reading Them But Is Planning Quick Veto of Patman Bill WASHINGTON, May 10.— (AP)—The opinion that issuance of $2,000,000,000 in new currency to pay off the soldiers’ bonus would constitute inflation to the extent that it created a “fear psychology that would cause a rapid velocity of funds” was expreesed today by Mairiner 8. Eccles, governor of the federal reserve board.    , Value Would Tall    i If such means ^vere used over and ; ; over a^aln to pay government debts, i the value of currency would depreciate in proportion to the fear created, he added. He testified to a senate banking subcommittee on the Omnibus banking while a deluge of telegrams arrived at the White House urging either approval or veto of the Patman bill for paying the bonus by i^ulng new currency. Questioned by Senator Oousens of Michigan, the former Utah banker said the 12, 000.000,000 new cur-r*'ncy that would be issued under DALLAS. May 10—( AP)-—This story concern» a rabbit and s duck. “So help me It’s tilic," said a federal narcotic agent, who. like all good federal men, “would not be quoted." Recently a squad of narcotic agents raided a narcotic nest and discovered a waddling duck and a frisky rabbit. Both had apparently become "addicted* to the habit by picking up capsules from the floor, "The two would fight over the capsules,*' said the agent. "When the duck got the capsule first, the rabbit would wrinkle his nose In a threatening manner and thump his hind legs against the floor. "It was the duck's turn io flap hi* wings and quack when the rabbit wa* succewiful.** But the animals suffered a pitiful fate when their owners were led off to J»H* “Two or three days later we went hack.** said the agent. "The old dock wa* dead and the rabbit was nothing more than a twIU’hing heap on the flour-without the use of his hind legs.** We attributed their condition to the effects of shutting off their supply of narcotic* and partial starvation. The rabbit was nibbling on fringes of the carpel. It was lifted from the floor and taken to the local humane societv. At Iasi reports |l had been "cured" and was recovering nicely. ‘Tt’s all true,” the agent aald. "But don’t use my name." One Man Swept To His Death; Hundreds Of Families Leave Homes; Loss $1.000.000 BROOKLYN. N. Y.. May 10.— Frederick Orosb. 49, mild-mannered bookkeeper for a Manhattan chemical company, waa held for questioning by police today follow- M ±    r\' i XU    ------------"    ------j    .    ,-1    chamber.    Palmer    wa:-    pro Agents Dispute Theory ing nve m.vbterlous deaths in his nounced dead at 12:08 a. m. Ham- HUNTSVILLE. May 10.— OF) — Raymond Hamilton, exhibiting even in his la.sl minutes a shell of the vicious conceit that helped make ______ him a ranking public enemy, died ' »he Patman    bill would    ‘'not Increaie meekiv today    in    Texi^'    electric    the amount    of money    ouutandlng' ^ chair.    because it would displace existing He followed    Joe    Palmer,    hi: part-    currency.    ; ner in the rJaylnie of Major Crow- , In Itself, he    Uie    biH    would .son. a prLson guard, to the execu- | provide no more iiiflauon than ii ti/\n fhamhpr Pftimpr wa:, uro-you put out that much of government bonds.’* Legislature In Mad Scramble To Pull Pet Bills From Fire lNSliLIN_ Major Controversial Measures Abandoned as Session Nears an End AUSTIN, May 10.    Far«! with sine die adjournment tomorrow, members of the Texas legislature started a mad scramble today JOE PALMER JURY INDICTS PIERSON BOY Austin Youth Confesses To Slaying of Parents AUSTIN, May io.—( UP »—Howard Pierson, 30, wa* Indicted by the Travis county grand jurj’ today, charged with murdering hi* mother and father, Associate Justice William Pier.Hon of the state supreme court April 24 on a lonely country road near Austin. Pierstm had first brought newb of the shooting to Austin tlie night of April 24. He drove to Seton infirmary for treatment of a flesh wound m the left arm He, his father and mother, had been held up on a country road. 20 mile.s from Austin, he said. All were shot. Unable to get hi.*: parents back in the car, he said , he drove back alone. He said he had driven hLs parents to the vicinity to show them Indian relics he previously had found. It was then the robbers attacked, Pierson said, taking his wallet and the one of hi& nuHher and father When he resisted, Pierson ctmtln-ued. the robbers shot his mother See PIERhO.V, Page 15, Cot. 4 That Stoll Kidnaper Already Dead WASHINGTON. May 10— Justice department agents today pressed their seven-months hunt for Thomas J, Robinson, Jr.. alleged kidnaper, despite police rumors that Robinson is dead The chief ba.sis for this theory among officers Ls that none of the I $50,000 ransom paid to Robin:^n ^ late in 1934 has been found, with the exception of $500 he Ls said to have given his wife in Indianapolis. She accompanied the released kidnap victim, Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll, on her return to Louisville. Ky.. until they were halted by federal agents. J. Edgar Hoover, director of the federal bureau of Investigation, today said hi.«^ men will keep up the hunt for Robinson until it 1.^ definitely established that he is dead. Robinsons wife, Franrco, and father. Thoma.- H. Robinson. Sr., are under indictment at Loui.svllle for complicity In the kidnaping. family s.ace March 29 Gross was picked up for questioning today by Brooklyn detective: after an analysis of the vital organ.s of two of his daughters who died April 28. showed traces of an obscure poison. Arthur Edge, the arresting de- ilton, strapped into the chair at 12:19. was pronounced dead at 12:27 a. m. .Swift Rise in Crime The electrocution oi the 22-year-old guainan closed a crime career that began with sneak-thief o{x’ra-tlons In his teens and developed Senator Glas.H tD-Va», who opposes the Patman measure, said the bill If enacted, would "make It so SAN ANTONIO. May 10.— (AP)—One person was drowned and hundreds of families were routed from their hornet as the worst flood since tha 1921 disaster inundated various sections of the city last night and early today, and left in its wake untold property damage which may reach $1,000,000... Inch An Hour The rainfall average was more than an inch an hour for six hours between 8:18 p. m, to 2:58 a. m. with the total reaching 8:11 Inches. The atrwm was accomimnled by high winds and hall. Will Kearns drowned when he stepped from his automobile which stalled in Marline* creek at West Woodlawn avenue and was »wept down stream Five others In the car were saved by firemen. Kearns’ body wa.s found this morning lodged against a pillar of the Ashby street bridge fmir or five blocks south of the crossing from Whteh be dhtappcared. Koams was a member of th* fijnn of '¿i/ik-Keams funeral dlrectAiw. He was 40 years f4d. *rhe rooet serious properi y damage eras done In the buslnea* district where the rain wa* so he»vy that basements and first floors of many buildings were flooded. several Inche* «r . , swiftly to bank robbery, kidnaping, lectlve, said that an analysis of a    breaks- and murder. Hamiltons death wa.s in marked contrast to his talk. He bragged he would never be taken alive, but he surrendered meekly when Bill Decker. Dallas deputy bheriff, shoved a pistol Into hit rlbF in a Fort Worth railroad yard a few weeks agf> One of his last acts wa.s to send a word of thanks to Decker for not .shooting him that night. He still had a bit of .swaggv left when he was captured, and told Ser EXECl TIONH. Page 12, Col. I gee BONl!g, Page 15. Col. 4 Eleven Horses to to pull local and pet bills from the;    .    ,    ,,    ,    ;    The    water    wa.s    several    inche» legiiilatlve morass as major contro-' StrOfig WinClS BDU HBII In deep on St^ ^rv’s    betw’een Some Sections; City Gets .42 Inch Frazier-Lemke Act Is Held Void Long’s ‘Dictator’ Laws In Force BATON ROUGE, La . May 10 — (/P,„-Senator Huey P. Long got a stronger hold on tjOuLslana politics today with hl.s' latest "dictator" laws, enacted at a special se:>slon of the legislature la.st month, becoming effective at noon. The mea.sure wntte ninto the statute books behind the protec tive guns of national guardsmen enforcing martial law, gave Long power, among other things, to- 1. Control the expenditure of any federal work relief funds received In Louisiana. 2. Dictate the finances of all local governing agencies in the state. 3 all count the ballots can of cocoa, in the Gross hcwnc, disclosed the same poison. Members of the family who have died since March 29 were Katherine Gross. 38. wife and mother of five children; Frederick, Jr.. 9; l^o. 3: Barbara, aged one; Katherine, 7. Police, made su.spiclous by the last two deaths, ordered an autopsy which failed to show the cause of the deaths of the two girls. Edge said that the vital organs were then sent to Dr. Alexander O. Goettler, city toxlcologuit. for analysis and upon receipt of his report yesterday, Gro6.s was ordered detained. Gross was Ukeii Into custody by Edge and Assistant District Attorney Vincent Perrerl. acting under orders of District Attorney William P. X. Oeoghan After preliminary questioning at the WiKson avenue station, Groas was taken to the district attorney’s offke, where Geoghan personally ! coniiuued the examination until daylight. Gross wa*. then returned to the Wllsmi avenue station where he was placed in a cell under close guard According to the police uivestiga-hrr MVSTEKY Page 15. I ol. 4 versta! measures not yet In conference stage were abandoned Hou.se sponsors of the administration favored bill to esublt^h a public authority to construct ga.s pipe lines from the panhandle to St. la>uis and Detroit .said they had given Run In PPCakllCSS-«P hope and would await a special lAUii aai    !    session.    The lines would be con- 7"    structed    with a $80.000.000 federal BALTIMORE, May 10.    i«*'    grant    to widen market Eleven three-year-olds t<*P«^nwn8 outlcU for ga.s of distressed Inde-nine stables and including William    producers. Woodward’s Omaha, winner of the    pujjjig utllltle.s legislation was all Kentucky Derby, today were nam^    House    sponsors    exprcr.^- for the 45th running of the $25,000 cllspleasure at an amended bill Hou.ston and Pecan streets. Merchants in the area worked all night removing stock from the lower floors of their establishments. Hail DamagP'* Homes In other sections of the city, particularly In the government hill district and ju.st south of the business Abilene shared late Thursday in rains which fell in varying degree ^    ^ over a wide area of West Texas, j    hail    damaged    many    homes. Although .skies cleared during the ! Hundreds of homes along Alazan night, the Friday morning sunshine | ^^eek were flooded Firemen and was to be followed by partly cloudy policemen carried scores of men, weather tonight and Saturday, ac- women and children to safety, cording to U. 8. bureau reports. There was no las* of life in this Senate Favors Temporary NR A i WASHINGTON, May 10.- 1 In an effort to wind up the com-n*;-sional set»i.ion by early Juls n-I ate democrats in ronferenct t<xiay decided to *laiid b\ the in .. t committee,s propo:al to extend SH\ until April 1. 1936. House leader* are undersUxH: lo approve the two-year e,Kten,suiii re-I quested by the admmi.-.irailoij I looked like a conte. l lay ah( .m ; reconcile the divergent Mev. Preakness at Pimlico tomorrow Four horse.s, which finished back of Omaha In the derby, also were named for the clas.slc. They were Warren Wright’s highly regarded filly, Nellie Flag. E R Bradley’s Boxthorn. Mrs Walter M Jeffords Commonwealth and Mrs. Dodge Blmnes Psyrh Bid The only 5urpgi.se was the de< i.sion ^ I of Bradley to name Bloodrool. a ; i little known eolt, to accompany [ I Boxthorn to the po.st. Prestoti | Burch, veteran trainer, also will ■ saddle two horses as Walter M. Jef- ! ' fords named Flrethorn as a running mate tar his wife’s Commonwealth. ; Hie other entries, all regarded as oijtslders. were Mantagna from De-' Witt Page s Maemere farm. W A. Jone.V Furftber. Breckinridge Long s Legume and Mrs C S Bromleys! Brannon. returned by the senate and indicated they would not even a.sk for a conference committee to seek a last-minute adju.slment to the proposal to establish a .state commls- Slighily warmer weatlier wa.s aLso included In the forecast. Heavy shower.s—accompanied at section where the 1921 flood wreaked Its heaviest toll. Tlie San Pedro, Martinez and sev|.r.l polnls by tr«k wind, pep- ; Apwehe rreek.s ^.me    tor- electrical rents and the San Antonio rtver See HAMID Page 12. i ol. 4 British Peer Is Given Pen Term pcry hall and elaborate dlsplay.s- spotted the Abilene area, while from Coleman southwest the fo ««..iieti. all utilities    moisture became more general. The Final action on the educational precipitation    ‘'f and departmental appropriation bills Saturday ®    ^ constituted the only major bar ^ • ^    Rnth    hilljk Hkl»iv Will •    *^*7    fiPriOUft    daUlR8^ wR5    ------- if    fodav    reported from either wind or hall.; i,ONDON May 10 -cPs-Tlie Duke be pri^^nted l^e t^ay    Manehesier today was found guil- A    method of providing relief to    Southern Jones county, the north    ty in the    old    Bailey of obtaining rmzensTas    oiinerw^^    portion of Taylor county and Cal-    money under    false pretenses and the    ^    iate approved’    a ^ouse reso-    lahan county shared keiierou.sly in    sentenced    to nine months* impris- vv    Clyde    received    l.l inch in onment. » two-hour downpour that .started The 59-year-old peer, who earlier at 5 30 p. m . while at IXnton and other communities .south of there two Inches was rejsntefl Baird received .5 with the tall Jightly lution to amend the con-stitutlon to allow submls.sion at .'»pedal se.sslons of the legLslaiure of coiustiiutional amendmenus to authorize L'.suance of additional relief boutls ui dirt» t tax levie.*». The remainder of » $20,- See LEGIHLATl RE. Page 12, < ol* 5 Hee RAIN.*!. Page 15. C ol. 4 NAVY SILENT TALPA DEATH ON MASS HOP PROBE OPENS _..... I    r» Whereabouts of 46 Planes j Special Grand Jury Con-Veiled In Secrecy | venes at Coleman DALLAS, May 10—(A’)—Federal Judge William H Atwell today held the Frazler-Lemke farm mortgage moratorium act unconstitutional. Previous lower court rulings on the act have been divided. A case Involving its constitutionality it now pending before the UnlMKl States supreme court. Judge Atwell branded the act “a C'Jmplete striking down of private HONOLULU, May 10    i/P(-;-Of-    Spw'ial to the Reporter, flclal secrecy veiled in .silence today COLEMAN. May 10 A *pe< lal the whereabouus of 46 navy sea- grand Jury began an investiga'ion Place his men exclusively at    trial-blazing ma.HS flight; today of the slaying of Fred Br iwn the polls on election day to Midway Island, 1.323 milej» away.’xalpa rancher, last Friday nigi * As the hours pas.»ed with no In- , Stanley Wood and Louie Reis The federal relief fund measure . jpfj^myon made public by navy of- i are charged with the killing ficlaU. speculation grew that the j District Judge E J Miller ur.'^'d huge air fleet—greatest flying group | the investigator.'» to expedite ¡. .r ever assembled for .such a flight— Inquiry, and conclude it tod tv possibly stopped at French Frigate tomorrow, ShojiU. 500 miles dtstant.    Brown,    with    the back of hb -xull Rain wa* falling and a 24-mlle crushed and deep wounds over b^»*h wind was blowing at Midway when i eyes, was found dead in his r. .to-the airmen began taking off from mobile between Valera and T.^’.pa Pearl Harbor at 7:18 a. m., <12 48 early Saturday morning. was described during the session as a “declaration of war” against the United States and it precipitated a heated word battle between Long and Secretary Ickes of the interior department. HtNliREDb OF*^ BILLS DIE AUSTIN, May 10.—-J')—Hundreds , p m. Eastern Standard Time) contract, and a lack of due process of bills and pyopoeed constitutional Thursday, lending credence to the «of law» that Is without apology.' He Issued an order under which the Dallas Joint Stock Land bank was permitted to foreclose on 144 acres owned by Joe I^ne. Hunt tamm    lor a U IMQO. amendments. Including a major portion of Governor Allreds program, plunged into the discard at noon today as the Texas legislature came under drutic cloauif hcHir belief the planes might have stopped at »ome intermediate point. There is no means of communi- Wood and Reis have been »n Id in the county Jail Ivere since .s >n-day. Both Wood, former pi * c weigher of Talpa .o.d Rcls. '! athlete, were arrc o*d at Bai. •- cation between here and the Shoals , ger. less than 12 hour, after Bn Sea rUi&HT» 12, Cot 9 age GHAND JGBJf Page U, Cei* 5 THE MARKETS ATA GUNCE 10—By .liMKiated I*r«*s. ITALY AND ABYSSINIA PREPARE testified that hl.s financial roatl had been rocky during recent yeara, »ihowed no emotion as sentence was pronounced His attorney tnduated an appeal would be filed immediately Testifying today in the vase which arose from his i>awning of jewelry allegedly not hU property, the Duka said T have been bankrupt twice." NEW YORK is- STCM Kh FIRM, utllilles lead another advance. BONlJh »teady, corporate sue« improve, CI RB higher, sprcaltles In demand. FOREIGN exchange« quiet, rate» narrow. COTTON steady, trade and Wall Htreet buying. STGAR steady, trade coverltig. COFFEE quiet, European support. chFcago WHEAT lower, late selling flurry. CORN weak, Argentlno offering cheaper. CATTLE about steady, cleanup trade. HOCih steady to 1« lower, lop 19.25. FOR BIG SCALEWAR IN AFRICA Emperor Haile Selassie Warns That He Will Resist Any Attempted Invasion; Hopes For League Action LONDON. May 10.- UP)-Ab. , tlon.i farther, then we mu*t mob-v.sslnia and Italy seemed pn pariug ' illze " for big scale war uxlay in the anc-; A united pre*.s di.spau h from Ad- tent country between the Italian | dls Ababa .«-aid that the govcrnineni tent country oeiweeu u>    omtested xtronglv to the Italian eexl African colonies and the moun- |    ^    .speech    mude    In Abiiin* and vtciniij -Psrtlv cloudy and i ilightiy «srmtr looiKia and Saturday j W rit Tf West uf t«Mh mtrtdisn -! Partly cloudy tonight and j^turdsy. wsrm-•r m irntrsl p»»rtion lor4gh! K*»t Tcjsaj - t*»t of 100th nirri<li*n — Partly C'lUdy tnnight and Saturday pra-L-eded by tbundarahowera in cut j«»rtion thi« aft»rr-un ©r tonight; »llghtii »»annar tn »rat >n tonight, and in interior Saturday flatnfsll for 24 houra tuding t a. m. Krlday, 43 inch „„..Mivv.    Total    ainra    firat    of    jaar,    to T a.    m. I"rt* Lam capital of Abyxsu.if Addis chamber of deputies at Rome day. # ss mchai Abab..    ¡Tu.Ml.y by MU-h.le    Itbllan    ;    ...r    «m.    p.«...    1.«    .    .T Emneror Halle Sela;.-'.- of    Abys- ' under-secrerary    of    colonle.»;    Normal    amount    atnc*    firat    «f tha yaar. sinia, in an interview with the; Leasoria charged Ethiopia with op-Addls Ababa    corrc‘P«mdent    of the    pres.sion London Dally    Telegraph, announced    tribes, significantly    said    that itaiv that he would order general niobtU-, Intended to force respect zatlon if Italy continued its war ' ’    . j fans of Abyssinia, and held will never j Europe's “civilizing mlMlon” was in- 7 'U Inrt,. that lor its Moslem subjects against the Chrlst- .......... i    .    -    . preparation# “Ethiopia «Aby.ssinlh» accept a state of unoflu ul war such . volved In It* dispute, as prevailed when Japan (uirried out Haile ^Is&sle, protesting to Italy li its operations tn Manchukuo We' against this speech, said that Abys-inXediatelv re.sisi    sinla w»4 not an anarchical nation "I still hope that ll»e league of and had not n/ittoiLv council at h- meeting May Abyssmmn treaty of friendship He Tam move deflniteo toward a protested p.rticularly the^ charges peaceful solution of our frontier dis-, that the Galla. Bomali and Sidamo pute with Italy But if not,    »1 smk p*^- 12 toL 4 i£ Italy carrio» ita mhilary prepara-1 fee WAR PLANS, Pag« iz. t lir'. W#t |h#rmom»t*r Rtlstivs btuoKitty