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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 28, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                 Abilene ©ailj> ^^eporter  “WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’’—Byron_  Vn VOL LIV.' >>ill Leased Wires of AssociatedTress ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY. MAY 28. 1935-rWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 189  NEW DEAL NEAR A STANDSTJLL  Hartman Freed By Court On Murder Count  mm  Girls Blamed In Extortion Shooting  Below are the ifir! figures in the strange Tahlequah, Okla.. extortion i»lot and shooting mystery. Top photo shows Lois Th^pson. Northeastern Oklahoma Teaehers college co-ed, who shot a ^Inese student, Daniel Shaw, after accmiiig him of sending her a series of extortion notes. Meanwhile, authmities arrested Inls sister. I^iia, 24, below, charging she was the real writer of the notes. I^is is to be tried for wounding the Chinese and also is charged with assault to murder in connection with the wounding, by p<rflce, of an m-nocent youth in a later effort to trap the alleged note sender.  Big Day Is Arranged For Quintuplets As Famed Babies Reach First Birthday  CALLANDER. Ont., May 28—  —One year ago today Mrs. Oliva Dionne tumecL a wan, frightened face to the midwife who stood at her bedside, and asked weakly:    ,  “Were they—triplets?*’  “Yes. Elzire—and two more ”  Such was the drama of the ramshackle farmhouse on Mar 28, 1934. that wa.s remembered today with ceremonies, gifts and t>est wishes— the first birthday anniver.sary of the Dionne quintuplets.  In their parents’ farmhouse, however, there was bitterness and resentment. for the quintuplets— Yvonne. Annette, Cecile, Emile and Mane—have a new. spick and span .    _    home across the roaxl, with the flag  instructed verdict of acquittal ^ of England flying before it. They  A solemn high mass at 8 a, m. at Sacred Heart church at Corbeil— the church where Oliva Dionne and EHzire IjegroB attended mass as  No Motion Is Made Fori Sheriff Cato: Prosecu-, tion Winds Up Its Testimony  LUBBOCK, May 28. (AF)—  Federal Judge James C. Wilson today granted a motion for an  PAOE OF PH'TIRES A full page of pictures, showing the Quins In various stages of development since their birth a year ago today. Is caiAied elsewhere In this Issue.  of Dr. V. A. Hartman, one of four Garza county men on trial for the machine gun slapng of Narcotic Agent Spencer Stafford at Post February 7.  Similar motions in behalf of two other defendants, Dr. L. W. Kitchen and Tom Morgan, were overruled.  No motion was filed by Sheriff W. F. Cato, the fourth man charged.  Court’s Ruling In sustaining the Hartman motion. the court ruled that the evidence “does show to my mind conclusively that the defendant Hartman put in motion the machine that wound up with the killing of the agent. That he brought it about is very probable, but if he were convicted by a jury I would feel the necessity of setting aside the verdict as not showing beyond a reasonable doubt that he aided and abetted in the homicide “   -“If the issue was whether IKtchen.  Billions of Reserves Drained Harman and Cato were In conspiracy to carry out Illegal traffic  are wards of his majesty the king.  AGED WOMAN DIES IN FIRE  Mrs. T. J. Clay, 86, Victim of Blaze Near Snyder  youngsters—was the opening ceremony of the formal birthday observance. The parent,s had been asked to attend, but late yesterday Dionne requested tlrat the high mass be sung at Callander instead.  He was told that the mass would be at Corbeil as planned, and the  invitation to attend was urged on him in vain.  The mass, which the Rev. E. T. McNally was chosen to sing, drew .«cores of persons here, Including D. A. CroU, who. as mlnl.«:ter of public welfare for Ontario. Is the chief guardian of the babies Corbeil i.s a little place virtually unheard of before the birth of the babies. It is .slightly more than ; two miles from the Dionne home ! Nothing further was planned for the day until early evening when i ceremonies will take place at the little hospital by the side of the road, with Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe. Minister Croll and member.s of the  See Ql INS, Page II, Col. 8  State Law To Govern In Abilene  Retailers Here as Group Not To Disturb the Wage Scales  Parents Ready For Contact With Gang  Key Legislation Deferred For Examination; FDR And Aides Map Plans For Future  WASHINGTON. May 28.—  (AP)—The New Deal came to a virtual standstill today as President Roosevelt and his aides began studying ways of returning to the path from which it was thrust by the su-preme court invalidation of NRA.  Aside from the question of restoring NRA principles insofar as possible under the court’s cwr duty a maximum of 54 hours per dictum, such key legislation as week, no more than nine hours in a the AAA amendments, social  Working hour.s of employes of business falling under the retail code authority will be governed only by .state law. in view of the supreme court's nullification of the various NRA codes, effected by Its decision of Monday.  That was the decision reached by a vote of repre.scntatlves of 25 establishment* In a called session Tuesday morning The merchants voted to continue the hours of bu.slness and to leave wage schedules undisturbed.  Here's Effect.  The effect of the merchants’ decision will be 1. Women employes may be kept  maximum of 44  FRENCH WAGE HOT FIGHT TO STAY ON GOLD  From Country; Discount Rate Is Raised  (Copyright. 1935 By AP) PARIS, May 28.—With a government demand from parliament for full power to restore France's finances. Louis Germaln-Martin. the  in drugs, the case would be quite different.’’ Judge Wilson said.  He said the "trafilc in narcotics Is established beyond any kind of a doubt. It is without parallel, as far as I know,’’  The prosecution closed its direct testimony after calling its 44th witness, Prank W. Lahan of Dallas.  minister of finance, revealed to the; special agent of the Internal revenue chamber of deputies today that the department  S. Angelo Scene of Abi-lenian's Trial For Woman's Death  Special to the Reporter.  SAN ANGELO. May 28—A 51st district <ourt jury here early this afterncon received the case of C M Akard. charged with murder without malice In the death of Mrs Ella Mae Barbian, 22. of Abilene, after she had been .struck by Akard'» automobile on highway 30. near the San Angelo outskirts, last December 15.  The jury retelvcd a .special charge from the court a.sklng it to decide these quefctions Was the defendant intoxicated when his car struck Mrs. Barbian? Wa.s the accident unavoidable? Was he oper.itmg the car as cautiously a.s a person not under influence ot liquor?  Dcfendanl I eatifie«  Akard. traveling hardware salesman of Abilene, testified for an hour and a half Monday afternoon. Flecounting events leading up to the accident, he .sjild he and Mrs Bar-  See AKAKI» < Aht.. Page 12, Col. 7  gold re.serve of the bank of France had been diminished by nine billion francs—about 1594.000.000—in the last two months  The finance minister told the legislators that the rhythm of withdrawals wa.s steadily increasing, the bank losing three billions between March 29 and May 17. three billions more dunng the week ending May 24, and an addition three billions in the last three day.«.  His plea to parliament followed by . a few hours an announcement by the Bank of Prance that It was making an increase on it.s rediscount rate to 6 per cent from 4 per! cent, the bank's third raise m the rate since last Thuisday. At that time the rate was raised from 3 per cent from 21-2 per cent and it was boosted again to 4 per cent last Saturday Oormaln-Martin denounced the ' devaluation campaign in Prance and declared for economies and a balanced budget as the way to resiore finances. He declared It “unjustifi-  Lahan testified concerning recent > conversation with Kitchen, a veterinarian in front of whose office | the slaying occurred. He quoted the veterinarian a.s .saying he was the first to reach Stafford’s body, that he saw a badge near the .slain man's right hand, but saw “no gun anywhere around ■’    j  The te.stlmony was offered in an effort to combat the defen.se con- < tention that Stafford wa.s armed at the time he was shot down by Sheriff Cato The witness .said Kitchen had told | him of taking evidence of narcotic I law violations against him from a i government car two days prior to the homicide Lahan said a slip of papier with i an automobile license number written on It was found m a bulletproof vest identified as the one worn bv Sheriff Cato at the time of the killing    ;  In arguing for the acquittal of  Special to the Rejxirter  SNYDER. May 28—Mrs. T, J. Clay. 86 years of ^e, was burned to death early Monday night in flames which destroyed the aevcn-room farm home of her step-son. W, p. Clay, 13 miles southwest of Snyder.  Mrs. Clay was asleep in the house when the fire broke out. Attracted by the flames, W. P. Clay, his wife and their four sons rushed from the barn and a field near-by to find the structure enveloped. Mrs. Clay’s body was recovered an hour later. Explc»ion of a kerosene lanip was believed to have caused the fire.  The house was the old Zack Taylor home.stead, built In 1899, and a landmark in Scurry county Mr. Clay had been renting the place for two years.  Funeral service is to be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Dimn Methodi.st church, with Rev. Grady Anderson, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. H. C Gordon of Snyder,  Besides W P Clay. Mrs. Clay wa.,  ’ survived by another step-son. Bud Clay of Dunn, and several grand-.sons and granddaughters, who will .serve a:> iiallbearers and flower girls Her husband died last April , 23. at the age of 89 years.  I Burial will be made in the Dunn  II emeterv under direction of Odom Funeral Home of Snyder.  Weyerhaeusers Speak Thru Newspaper Ad: Search Crosses Border  i< oioriKht. 1».S.S. Ky A«*.ocl«lFd PrF««»  TACOMA, Wash., May 28 —Ready to negotiate w ith the kidnapers who ; have demanded $200,000 ransom for ; the return of their 9-year-old son George, Mr. and Mrs. J, P. Weyer- ■ hiseusw. Jr.. spoke to the abductor» j again today through the classified | ad columns of the Seattle news- ! piaper.    I  “We Are Ready The brief advertisement appearing in the Seattle Post-Intelllgen- i cer today, informed the kidnapers. “We are ready. Percy Minnie."  The message was the exact word- 1 ing which the kidnapers .specified in ; their ransom note delivered the' distracted parents by special deliv- : ery letter Friday night, six hours after George di.sappeared  Sunday, the Weyerhaeusers had advertised in the specified paper a “ready to come Monday Percy Min- ^ nie ’’ A second “personal" also appearing Sunday urged the kidnapers to hurry and relieve Mrs. Wey-erhaeuser’.s anguish.  There was no sign of unasual ac- ; tlvitv at the We>erhaeu.ser house today, although it was illuminated upstairs until after 1 o'clock this Seattle automobile  mim 8  day, instead of a .    J    hours    per    week,  gecunty, the banking: and util- 2. Male employes’ hour« of work  ity holding company bills was may be unlimited, deferred for examination in the * Abilene stores falling in the «e    vtiHno-    classes    Included in the now mean-  light of yesterday i ruling.    ingies» retail code will continue to  Confer on Future    business    at    8:30 a m. and  In the senate. Senator ^bin.son. j ^    ^    week day ex-  . , democratic leader, contended con-    Saturday    when    they will open  gress could no longer regulate hours ; .**-.35    .    at    7 p. m.  and wages in intra-state commerce.    ^  He was challenged at once by    **■  G  First Assistant To State Sup’t  morning and a  wi^ parked in    '    tTe‘fiow‘biside    hlV    bl’d’  when a man entered and drove  away.  Reports were current at police headquarters a second ransom note had been delivered to the family made wealthy by lumber  Hunt .AcrotM. Boundary The search for the kidnap gang  Yoakum Man Shot To Death Last Sunday As He Slept  CUERO. May 28.—(UP•—Bill Col-le. 22. son of Otto Collie, 50, prominent Yoakum stockman who was shot to death as he slept at his wife’s side Sunday, was held In the Dewitt county jail today, charged with his father’s slaying.  Bill Coole refuived to make a statement He was que.stioned for four hours last night by Sheriff Emil B Markowsky and Ccmnty Attorney Steve Herbert  Sheriff Markow.sky said investigation revealed that the elder Colle had been involved with another woman and that difiicultle.« had developed in the Colle hou.sehold.  Colle was .shot near the lieart. A wallet containing $100 wa.s found on Mrs. Colle said she awakened to .see the as-.sailant flee from the room, but that .she was unable to de.scribe the man.  Senator Black iD-Alai, who insisted his 30-hour week bill wa.s “untouched” by the court decision.  Conferences on the future program went on at the White House, the justice and other departments as well as at Uie oapitol Business, Industrial and labor «secutlvee also gathered to plan their course.  In New York, President Harper Sibley of the Chsmber of Conimsrcs of the United States appealed for business to uphold the wage and hour agreements of the voided codes  Donald Richberg, NRA. conferred at length with Attorney Cummings. Solicitor General Stanley Reed and Chairman Harrison of the  gee NRA, Page II, Col. «  Graf Zeop Not Forced to Land  AbllCnC VISltOF    acros.s    tlie    international!  County Schools Receive $6,024 From Rural Aid  Hee CATO TRIAL, Page 11. Col, «  Roosevelt Signs Home Loan Bill  WASHINGTON Ma,    38    -  President Rnoheveit todav signed the hill inrrea.sing tlie tapiisUzation of the    Owners'    I/>an corporation  by $17*0 000 000. rhu putting into motion II f inarhine, making H po.., iblf 1    i.f'V'.    ’,<>    re.'.unie  re,'en.uiii, .tup"    ''-r    loans    from  SJatfssaed home owners.  bee FRANt F, Page 12, t ol. 2  Resident of Jones County Dies Here  A A Kerns. 47, Jones • ounty farmer who lived near H»w!p>. died at the Wc.vt Te:;af. BaptLst .«amiar-ium here at 11 a. m, tod«\ He en , tered the horpital last Friday, seriously ill. and underwent surgery.  The body was conveyed to Anson m R roach sent from that place. Funeral arrangements had not been announced.  Mr Kerns was surv ved by hi* wife, who was with him when he died  New Hope Cast To Present Play  ' Yodng people of the New Ho)-** commlnlty are to present a pG> My Dixie Queen," Friday night at the school building Mr ana Mr« O. W. Broyles are directing the , production.  The public has been invited to attend the program Tsere is to i>e no charge  FOI R ARMV I I.IFR^ KII I H)  FKESNO Calli    j-    f  Fo'ir arni' fliers >■ . ii.  wiif ! Uim Riij Oo!: h . ,,1h . froM'  I Mather field SacrjNtnento, ( raaheo ll'i Sequoia Park,  BCD TENDERS JOB TO SHIPP  Expect Plainview Secretary to Move to Svi^eetwater  Special to the Rep ner  SWEETWATER Mav 28 -The Sweetwater    board    »jty    develop  ment last night oliered its secretaryship to Grady Shtpp, now holding a similar poat at Plainview. Ht& acceptance,    althougii    not    yet received, is expe« ted,    friends of his  told the BCD yesterday he would like to move to Sweetwater, and he was here during the day.  The new    secrets    will    succeeil  John M, Hendrix, 'ri’o resigned to become a staff wr;*'  Ueman, magazine <  Southwestern Caiii* dation.  Shipp is a gradua •sltv of Texas, also i Texas A. & M i agent courses He tary of chamber Vernon and Plain Oklahoma, where of the state asijotu,-11*1 execiitire.s f !i truetor ill Nor!  I ' H ''I'hool for s( have a similar a I Texas iehol this sunimifi at OaUa#.  for the Cat-îhe Tesfs & Kaisers as.so-  ■f the univer-ou'.g a year in hve in county A been serre-Î rommercc in i snd also i i . ,ta.v «ecreiary !, of commer-ert .*- he « as an . If rn uiilvcr* snd will ii,iinien’ in the  W E Jame.s. first assistant to L A Woodr, state superintendent, spent part of Monday in Abilene and went from here late in the day to HrtUiilton where last night he delivered a high school commencement address.  Unless railed to Austin today, Mr James expected to return to Abilene for a .series of conferences with district M-hool officials and with Tom Mnichee. county superintendent He was invited to Taylor county in the interest of prc^kMed consolidation and building programs in tiie communities of Tye, View and Cap On Fridav tueht Mr James us to | deliver the graduatlng addre;^ lor j the senior i las* of the Tuscola i school of whu h Connor Robin.son Is j superintendent  Broadway Group Not Soliciting Cash Says Letter  Warning a«am-t individuáis rep-resentlng therriNelVPf, is sohtltors for the Bnmdwav of America as.s<xla-tion waa i.**ued here Tuesday to filling siHioh and tourist camp operators by the Abilene chan.ber of commerce Manager f:arsweil said the letters were issued on reque.st of H W Stanley B «»f A preshlent, who said impostors were app< aring along the highway a.sklng fund-Mr Stanl* v asked that tlie public be miorntro that iiie A.s,soclatlon has no solicito!' of anv »*. pe The local chamber of commerre make» an annual subMMpUon to the necessary ofierating funds of ,iie a. r/xiatlon No solicit' with' ui f redentI»is  fMMU th'» I liaiiiliet <)[ cmnmer! e  "dould be racoffnixed, it wa* an-. nouhoad.  boundary today with officer.s pointed to "remnants of the Alvin    ‘    ---  pis and Machine Gun Kelly gangs ’ warrant for $8,024. balance of as possible suspects.    i    rural    aid due Taylor    county    schools,  In one of the few partlaUy dis- j received here Tuesday by Tom clo.sed moves in the hunt for the    |    McGehee,    county    superintendent,  gang that demanded S2<W,000    ran-    ,    jrom    the    state department    trf edu-  isom for the return of the  lumber  fortune heir two Tacoma detectives hurried to Vancouver. B C.  Vancouver police said the detectives believed the kidnaping wa effected by members of the Ia-gangs who hsd banded together British Columbia officers refu.sed to disclose the Identity of the Tacoma detectives The officers went north m response to a woman’s re¡x)rt of .seeing a boy who resembled the kidnaped young.'(er riding with four  Ree KIHNAPINCi. Page II. ( ol. $  cation.  Tlie fund is for transportation, teachers .salaries and industrial aid.  SEVILLE. May 28 —(A»»—The Graf Zeppelin, staid ml.stress of the airways. soared serenely on her way to Prledrlchshafen today de.sptte reports that a crippled engine had forced her down fwi the Moroccan coast.  Airport offtciah. here said the Giant aircraft had been sighted last' night flying over Gibraltar on her usual course to Germany Earlier,. they said, the Graf landed briefly j at Ijarache, Morocco, to discharge mall.  A wlreles»» message picked up at the SNAl sutlrm when the dirigible was off Larache gave rise to ir-ports that she was in difficulty as a result of motor trouble. The message was .said to have requesied tlie Seville airpoit W prepare for a j landing and to have asked the I quantity of gasoline on hand. The j airport, however, said It has re-, celved no such conimunicatlwi.  I The dirigible left Recife PYlday on j a regularly scheduled trip She carried 18 pas-sengers  unchanged" Insofar as decision of the merchants as a group is concerned.  Stores have been and will c<m-tinue to be kept open for business 58 hours per week. Employes have been working a maximum of 44 hours per week. This has allowed them one day a week, (W iU equiv-allne In hours, off duty. In addition to off hours for limch.  Operating under the state law. which IlralU women employes to 54 hours per week, and not more than nine hours in a day. they may wort 53 hours per wreek or two under the limit and still be on duty during all store open hours, except an hour a day for lunch.  Representntive« of the ft^lowing were present at the Tuesday morning meeting: Neely-Barnes, 8 & Q. Clothiers, Waddlngton's. Mlnter Dry Goods company. Popular Department store, Sears-Roebuck, Thornton department store, Swin-ney Glass and Paint company, Ucm Hardware c<Mnp*ny. Dub Wooten company. Abilene BuUders supply. McLellan’s. J. C Penney company. Woolworth’\ Caplln-Berger, Jones Dry Goods company, LaMode. Fifth Avenue Shop. Scoggins. Campbell’s. Kinney’s. Harvey Dry Good* company. Ackers Shoe store. Barrow FHimlture company.  HLSr IN OKLAHOMA  BEAVER. Okla. May 38.—(/P>— The du.st M-ourge came upon tt^ part of the Oklahoma panhamip again Monday, despite recent rains which had given promise of lasting relief. Visibility was reduced to a quarter of a mUe here.  Move Is Decided On Result of the High Court Ruling  As Change Efiective August Nine Under Bill Signed By Gov. Allred  New Business Directory  Now Being Complied  * bti.n# anfi \i. >■>' n,,Mi »ti<i  I fi-rntpin or tuni).' •  W'»it T#**i Wr«!  P«r»ly rlotidy to * ’ m»tit «no Wriln.wj .  roQirr l»i !'«r ►.•« T*»*» I».«»'  MniAly rloiMly, t .h>iri<lrr.hnw*rii tjii» »tier niffh nr tf.ntghi »»i'l fioMÉhty in fi .-th.HJii l«>rti<in Wrdncafia, rfwoiar in aaiwrnr rn.rtli por^i'in Wr<ln«ar]H  'I  M»aU-    t'.  • ttiiMlrr.lioA.ra trsta  o» trXltlt    A>>  t.v  l-.inttt) aiioA.-a an'' I anillr  liMHh anrr f! »!  Ui-n  *•>  «1  S«i  Mti  Ml  Tr.  T-  Tfi  7-I  T*  Tu*r  S m  T'.  7.'.  T!  71  To  «8  Tl  Tl  S')  «4  fl.OUOlY  t)r , *h»f    .  « »» fhrrmomrlar JUtsUv* buauAity  •9-41 • *1%  ’ ,x  41*  If  4S«  WASHINGTON. Mr 38 »T A < ornpl^te rev.nting •)-' the AAA aineiulment.« to vonioi m to the ni-preme court flc'i.vioii on NHA w»f. derided upon today xenste and houxe leader.« «nd S* retary Wal-  larc  Finding the far-rea< Mug licen.x-ing provtsiom provid«-<i in the art were aflected bot'.i by ihe inter.vtate ( {irnmerre prm( iples and the re-nullement thnt «»andard.« be iict up in delegating authorit .. the idmln-iKtratinn leader! derided to recommit the bill to the Renate agriculture tominit»i*e  Tiior.e attenduu; 11*»* conference I inr ludlng Sensto! RobuiKin, major- i nv lesder. ChHUinan .lone» tD-j Tes» of the iK". e agn- ultore corn- | luittee riiRlnn.'»' ìiiutl. 'D-Í5CG of j the senste aari Iture i‘'iiimlttee: j Becretsrv WrIIm' ^ fhc-ler Davis, t AAA arirnini.«'! i»c.r snd Seth' Thomai. counacl tor AAA    '  AUS'nN. May 28 (f . Governor; Allred signed a bill today removing the board of pardons and parcrtes from AuMtn to Hunuville. .site erf the penitentiary It will be effective ' August 9.  "I am signing tlib bill In the hope that the constitutional amend- j ment providing for removing of the; power of clemency from the hands | of the governor will be adopted," the governor said.  “Until that amendment is voted strong argument can be made on either side as to whether the board | of pardons .siiould he located in t Huntsville or In Austin.    S  "So Icmg aa the re.sponsibility for! exercise of the power of rlemencv 1» In the governors hand« u would, of iour*». be more convenient to him to hive the board cloae at hand  iaw MOVE aOAJU), Fige U. OoL •  A classified directory of Abilene business houses, profe«ionaI men, state, county officials and tnatttutions. is now being compiled by The Reporter-News It Is a co-operative work, undertaken with the object ot providing a ready reference guide to the buai-ne.4s hou.ses of Abilene First publication will be mad* in the columns of The Reporter-New.« The directory will then be issued m book form, classified and alphabetically arranged so that the information may be hal at a glance  The first pages ol ihe book wiU contain useful information concerning the city and county in general, followed by a handy guide and refereme to the business profeasiontd official and institutions of Abilrjte There will be no    ad  vertising of any klul In the Directory Book All i.'.pe will be uniform, alphabet!'alU hi ranged as to classification and name, •niese directOTy books will b* given general free distribution.  A nominal llaUng charge of $3.50 li being made for including your card in this work. No personal aoUciation will be made, however, an Invitatiaii will be extended to you by teieplione to co-operate in getting out thl* reprei-eiUaiive directory  If ymu name la not listed in the Telephone Dh’eclory as a bufinesR telephone call 7371 to insure the msertimi of vm»r name and addrei-'  The Reporter-Ncws   

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