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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               i Sbilew Batlp Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY, JULY 11, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 221 F D Wins Smashing TVA Victory Britain Belittles Italy's Reasons For War HEAT DEATHS MOUNTING Kidnaped Girl Thirteen-year-old Donna Maf Kilterman was found al Weatherford, Tex., by deputj sheriffs In company with George itinerant scissors who was said to have admitted taking the child from her Sipulpa, Okla., home. (As- sociated press RELIEF STILL NOT JN SIGHT Toll In Texas Is Eleven; Five of Victims Are Convicts Heads Teachers Her slogan, "Education must streamline itself for better per- Miss Agnes Samuel- son of Des Moines, shown here after her election as president of the National Education As- sociation, will direct activities of more than educators for the coming year. The new teachers' chief, named at the Denver convention, now is Iowa's superintendent of public Instruc- tion. By United Press. Texans looked with fain hope to prospective thunde showers for relief today from an oppressive heat wave whic has taken a toll of eleven live in the state. Five convicts on Texas prisor farms have died of sunstroke with in the last two days. Another is in critical condition. Two men have been heat fatal ities in Dallas; one near Sherman three, at Texarkana. Lexie Jones, 42, of San Antonio who died today at the South Texa coastal area, was the fifth convic In the Texas prison system to sue cumb to the heat within a week One white man died Tuesday a Eastham prison farm, near Weldon and three negro prisoners died th same day at Ramsey prison farm near otey. A sixth convict, Clarence Sim mons, of Oklahoma, was in critica condition sunstroke in thi prison hospital at Eastham farm. Ben Cummins, 57, suffered a fata sunstroke while working in his yarc in Dallas and Elmer S. Carter, 44 bookkeeper, collapsed at his desk In a downtown office building. Botr died in hospitals. The victims at Texarkana wer Will Blpckett, negro worker at. ai industrial plaritf William L. Sewel] farmer, whose fatal stroke of apo- plexy was believed caused by thi heat; and Dr. L. A. Thomason, 78 retired physician, whose illness.of a week's duration was so aggravated by the sudden heat wave that he died en route to a hospital. Tex- arkana had a high temperature oj 101 Monday. The mercury dropped to 98 there yesterday. J. R. Laughlin, farmer eight miles southwest of Sherman, died of a heat stroke suffered as he worked In a field. SLAYER DIES AT MIDNIGHT Cernoch Abandons Hope of Escaping the Chair HUNTSVILLE, July Lewis Cemonh smoked his pipe to- day he awaited electrocution KANSAS CITY, July Residents of the middle west look- ed in vain today for abatement of the heat wave which has claimed 36 liVBS. Andrew Hamrlck, federal meteor- ologist for the Kansas City area, said the temperature, which, reach- ed 103 here yesterday, would go above 100 before noon today. Phillipsburg, Kas., with 114 de- grees, was reported the hottest place in the wheat belt yesterday. Run- ners-up included Eldorado with 102, Smith Center, 109, Tuba, Okla., 103, Beaver, Okla., and Grand Island, Neb, with 108 and Lincoln, Neb, with 103. The death toll was scattered through Missouri. Texas. Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Great Demand For Teachers AUSTIN, July scarce? Not for home economics teachers. state department of education reported today an "unprecedented shortage" o f workers for the jobs. "For every qualified home economics teach- er without a job there are at least two Miss Lillian Peek, state director of home- making education, said. A recent check revealed the demand for teachers. TO EFFECT PEflGE LI Leaves New York For Burbank, California, On Non-Stop Flight NEW YORK, July gry because she had to take off in a cross wind, Laura Ingalls roared toward Burbank, Calif., today in a low-winged monoplane with the hope of setting a trans-continental speed record for women. Her plane lifted from Floyd Ben- nett airport at a. m., east- ern standard time, after a run of feet on a nmway. The trip if successful will be the Jtrst east-to-west non-stop flight iy a woman. The women's trans- -ontlnental record of 17 hours. 7 minutes and 30 seconds was set west-to-east by Amelia Earhart ui< ruly I, 1933. Prevailing winds fa- or the west-to-east flights. When Miss Ingalls arrived at the irport to supervise the loading of er plane more than two hours be- ore the takeoff, she proposed to ose her plane directly Into the ind on the long runway towards he airport's buildings. Because of the plane's heavy load, William Zelcer, aviation commis- oner of New York, forbade her to se the long runway. The flier turned angrily to Cap- ita Kenneth Behr, manager of the Irport and official timer for the AA, arid complained: "I can't express myself. It's un- air." Her plane was equipped with a adio compass and she planned to illow the radio beams of the TWA ansport route, which would take er over Pittsburgh, Columbus, In- anapolis, Kansas City and Albu- querque, N. M. Foreign Minister Indirect- ly Invites United States To Cooperate In World Problems LONDON, July 11. Sir Samuel Hoare, British for- eign secretary, speaking before an intent house of commons, today decried Italy's reasons! for warring upon Ethiopia, and pledged Britain to continue ef- forts for peace, defended her Gruening Supports Corcoran BY FRANK HARPER WASHINGTON, July Ernest Gruening, interior depart- official, testified to the house rules committee today that no threat or promise was made in his presence j to persuade Representative Brew- ster (R-Me) to vote to abolish "un- necessary" holding companies desired by President Roosevelt. Brewster had charged that Thom- as Corcoran, RFC official, threat- ened to stop construction cf the Passamaquoddy. Maine tide-harn- essing project unless the represen- All Amendments Objec- tionable To New Deal Stricken Out; Sent to Senate past efforts and, in passing, in. direotly invited Anglo-Ameri- can cooperation in world prob- Arms Blockade Even as the foreign secretary de- livered his formal review of the na- tion's recent foreign policy, the British government, was 'reported holding up export licenses for arms and munitions shipments to Ethi- opia. Assailing "wild statements" in the Italian press concerning Britain's efforts to avert war In Africa, Sir Samuel said his government was concerned only with peaceful set- tlement of the Italo-Ethlopian cris- is lest war have serious effects up- on collective peace systems and the League of Nations. A He recognized Italy's'need erseas expansion, though he declar- ed that need and Italy's.complaints against Eehlopia Insufficient cause for war, and pledged that England would not abandon "any reasonpWe chance which .may offer itself for helping prevent a disastrous var." Sir Samuel refused to divulge the end, but he, nevertheless, assured the legislators there was no foun- dation for rumors the government had asked the French to Join a blockade against Italy or that Great Britain was preparing "some isolat- ed form of coercion." He said Great Britain was willln Testimony was received that Oru- enlng, former editor of the Nation and of Portland, Maine, newspaper, was present at the conversation be- tween Brewster and Corcoran. Corcoran has denied the asser- tion. Planned to Hide Out Earlier, Oruentng testified that Brewster told him he intended to remain at his hotel and not be pres- ent at the house vote on abolishing "unnecessary" holding companies. However, he did vote against the administration. "My Godt you can't do Gruening said he told Brewster. He testified after Corcoran had denied he "thumbed his nose" at a house member opposed to the abo- See LOBBY PROBE, Page 11, Col. 8 See ETHIOPIA, Col. 7 shortly after midnight. The Williamson county farm hand, convicted of slaying City Marshal H. J- Lindsey of Granger, had given up hope of escaping the electric chair. The date of his elec- trocution was first set for May 31 but he was granted a reprlve to per- il alienists to examine him. 'After Cemoch was found sane by iie alienists, Gov. James V. Allred announced he would not interfere with the execution. Lindsey and Constable Sam Moore were shot to death early in 3934 after Cemoch hod been rested on a minor charge, PAR BETTERED AT COLEMAN Entry List In Tournament Swelled to Eighty By Staff Correspondent. COLEMAN, July reeling under Jimmy McGonaglll's sub-par attack of 67 strokes, Old Man Par took another licking In qualifying rounds for the Coleman country club's fifth annual tourna- ment this morning, as three of 15 qualifiers stroked better-than-aver- age rounds. To the list of par conquerors were added J. T. Hammett of Pioneer with a SI, H. G. Agnew of Balltager wltn a 70, and J. W. Neville of Cole- man with a. 71. Neville replaced J. Ollle Gideon, who previously turned In a 76, as the star local contestant. Others qualifying this morning BOY TO TELL OF KIDNAPING were: Robert Browning, Ted White, 81; Victor Pool, 89; and H. Arch Harbour, 90, all of Coleman; W. T. Burrls, Pioneer, 91; C. F. Cavanauih, 91; A. J. Durham. 93: O. E. Dalton, 93; Sterling Forsythe, 96; F. M. McKInney, 97; and John B. Howell, 100, all of the host club. Par on the layoui, easily three strokes harder than last year be- cause of new traps and heavier Browth In the rough. Is 72. Mc- tta GOLF. 11, CoL 3 George Weyerhaeuser, Vic- tim, Has Day In Court TACOMA, Wash., July Today George Hunt Weyer- haeuser's day In court, and the yourg schoolboy kidnaped by a band of small time crooks was pre- pared to make the most of a role that was the envy of his playmates. The nine-year-old son of a Ta.- coma millionaire waited eagerly for the moment when he will be called to tell what he knows about the ]3art Margaret Thulin Waley, only ten years his senior, played In his abduction. From the lips of the young first baseman of the Lincoln grammar school rdne will come the story of a crime which to him was the kind of adventure in which every boy who reads books and comic sunple- Tientr, likes to picture himself as the central figure. The testimony will trace the I Home Guard Leaders Warn Austria Ignoring Danger Signals VIENNA, July Ing dissension bordering on revolt against the pro-Hapsburg tenden- cies of the Austrian government became noticeable today among members of the fascist home guard. Prince Ernst von Starhemberg's private army has been by no means whole-heartedly for an early re- storation of the Hapsburg dynasty. The Tyrolese Heimwehr leader, Al- bert Schober, has warned legitimists bluntly that they are disregarding red signal lights. The bitter feelings of many Heimwehr men In this respect was disclosed by publication of a speech by Schober to fi r-om? gu meet- ing at Innsbruck. Schober called attention to var- ious warnings by Vice Chancellor von Etarhemberg that the Haps- burg restoration problem Is full of dynamite and is likely to result in invasion of Austria if a solution Is attempted hastily. He criticized sharply legitimists who he said have been castinff doubts on the patrlotlum of the Heimwehr men because they are lukewarm toward restoration. The antl-Hapsburg feeling in the Helmwehr% appeared strongest In the Tyrol where von Starhembere's subordinates Insist they will carry a message to the people regardless of a recently Issued ban on nil speeches and political gatherlnss between now and Srptember 15. OF MM Me Craw Is Confident That Higher Court Will Uphold Ruling AUSTIN, July af- fected cities and towns will receive notice of the ruling of the third court of civil appeals sustaining the 32 cent natural gas gate rate or- dered by the state railroad commis- sion for tile Lone Star Gas company. Mimeographed copies of the de- cision or salient parts of It will be furnished to the communities, Special to the Reporter. AUSTIN, July rail- road commission was preparing two tentative orders Thursday suggested in the civil appeals court decision which reduced a 40 cent gate rate for gas charged by the Lone Star company to 32 cents. One order would pro- hibit distributing companies from paying over 32 cents at the gate, the other requiring the re- duction be passed on to con- sumers. WASHINGTON, July eliminating- every major provision objectionable t o President Roosevelt, the house today passed legislation to broaden the power of the Tennessee Valley authority. The vote on final passage was announced as 277 to 100. Sent to Senate It now goes back to the senate for action on amendments added by the house. The differences probably will be adjusted by a conference committee representing the senate and house. Already, the utilities bill has been sent to conference by the senate to attempt to agree on whether to re- tain the provision desired by Pres- ident Roosevelt to eliminate "un- necessary" holding companies In seven years. The house rejected this twice and the senate approved it by a one- vote margin. Twice before the final TVA vote the house affirmed its action eliminating "a clause that would have given TVA a limited time in which to work out a self-sustaining power development. By a 90 to 3B standing vote am again by a 274 to 102 roll call I voted down a motion by Hepresen tativc Andrews (R-NY) to send th measure back to the' military com mlttee with instructions to inser language that would have forbldde: the agency after July 1, 1938, to sel power and chemicals below produc- tion costs. Seek Compromise Compromise on the utilities bill will be sought In conferences. The senate, which unlike the house had voted for the compulsory abolltloi feature, stuck by Oils stand yester- day and sent the problem to con- PEARSON PROBE RECESSES WHEN FD INTERVENES WASHINGTON, July The senate's Investigation of the Virgin Islands was recessed "sub- ject to the call of the chair" by Chairman Tydlngs (D-Md) today on his return to the hearing room after a conference with President Roosevelt. The action was without explana- tion after President Roosevelt per- sonally had taken a hand In the Secretarv Ickes and Tydlngs over the of the investigation by summoning both to the White House. No indication of what the presi- dent said to Tydlngs during their talk lasting an hour was given be- yond a statement by Senator Rob- inson, the democratic leader, who accompanied the territorial com- mit ten chairman to the White House. "We have discussed various phas- es of the Virgin Islands he said. Immediately- upon his return to the room where the investigation was In progress, Tydings abruptly announced that the hearings were recessed and would make no state- j ment beyond saying: Nothing to Add. "There as nothing to add to Rob inson's statement." He asked witnesses sumrr from the islands to leave their names and addresses with the sec retary, but gave no indication to when or where the Inquiry would e resumed. Ickes, who precipitated a heated clash with the committee chair- man by charging that he hot "whitewashed" a witness at the in- quiry, preceded Tydlngs to the White House. He was to retun ;here again for luncheon with the ptjjlder.t. "Tydlngs answered with letter ference. It did so, however, only after 3ommlsslon Chairman Ernest O. announced today. Attorney General William Mc- :raw expressed confidence that the leclsion can be maintained. "Stay orders In both federal and tate courts restraining the en- orcement of the reduced rate will emaln In force until the matter lay be passed upon by the court of ast McCraw said "but It is considered that the hope for ul- timate successful conclusion of the case in favor of the consumers In the higher courts Is very well founded." The fifteen days the company has In which to ask e, rehearing In the court of clvi! sppcals probably will not have expired before the state supreme court adjourns until fall. Senator Dleterlch an op- ponent of the dissolution clause, had obtained assurances that If the conference should be deadlocked the senatorial conferees would re- turn and ask the senate for Instruc- tions. Dieterlch ha; seeking to get the senate to scrap mandatory abolition. When reporters asked Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, democratic leader, whether lie thought the chances for compromise In confer- ence were good, he said. "Oh, yes, there's got to be a com- promise." Though there was no official statement, there was some talk of offering to make the senate disso- lution clause apply only to holding companies In the third degree or higher. Instead of prohibiting all exceot "first degree" holding firms. "First degree" holding firms are superimposed directly on operating companies. Second degree holding advising the interior secretary to 'first get elected to the senate" If he wished to tell that body "how to conduct Its business." He charged Ickes sought "cheap publicity." The Investigation was recessed Sra INQUJIIY, Page 11, Col. 8 Cheaney Leaves Howard Payne BROWNwooa, July Joe Bailey Cheaney, head football and basketball coach at Howard Payne college the last seven years, resigned today to accept a similar position at tile Southwest Texas State Teachers college at San Mar- cos. McAdoo Keaton, assistant to 3heancy, Is expected to be offered the Howard Payne Job. See TVA, Plje 11, Col. 4 Night Watchman Is Shot to Death EAST BERNARD, July I. L. Hargis, 55, night watchman was found shot to death here earl; oday. The body was found at i Illlng station. Hargis' pistol was ilsslng and there was evidence of a irufrgle. Severn! hours later bloodhounds rought here from central state rison farm at Sugarland led ot- cers to a man who was drunk and p In a ditch some 60 yards rom the filling station. He was taken to Wharton by Sheriff E. J. Koclll and placed In Jail for questioning. FLOOD JUNES ii sun Danger Believed Past; Final Death Toll Is Placed at 40 ALBANY, N. Y., July Wlth the final death toll listed at 40, and property damage estimated at reports from the New York flood zone.today gave definite assurance that the danger of further high water had passed. Thousands of Red. Cross, TERA, CCC. and other state and local em- ployes labored under fair skies to remove wreckage of buildings and to clear highways and homes of mud and debris. Most of the "southern tier" vil- lages and cities than a water mains were being rapidly restored, and it waa hoped thet the threai of typhoid fever, the usual aftermath of floods, had been overcome. The tremendous task of rehabili- tating the stricken communities waj shared by CCC, TERA and volunteer workers. In some of the hardest hit areas, particularly Hornell, Bath, Hammondsport, Welkins Glen and Bingn'amton, mud and wreckage was piled from two to ten feet high In the streets. Unlimited funds wem made avail- "fta; floor, sufferers American Red Cross and the state obtained in TERA funds ta finance rehabilitation work. Governor Lehman 'plans to confer with Robert E. Bondy; national di- rector of disaster relief for the Red Cross, today in Elmlra and after a survey is completed a definite sum will be asked for relief. The Red iross already has sent trained workers Into the areas and clothing and food has been provided for the destitute, which number close to Colony Hill H-D Club In Meeting at Hicks Home course of the abduction from the moment two men in an automobile beckoned to him on a Tacomri street at noon on May 24 to the hour eight days later when he awakened an Issaquah, Wash., farmer with the wordi, "I'm the little boy who was kidnaped." He will tell about his confine- j Tahoka Physician Dies of Injuries TAHOKA, July ar- rangements remained to be com- pleted today for Dr. c. B. Townee, 38, Tahoka physician, whn died yes- terday in an Eiectra hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile Sec TRIAL, fife 12, CoL accident Monday near Electro. Slightly 'Cooler' Expected Today Small respite from burning rays ot Ol Sol, which for three consecu- tive days have hoisted the mercury to 100 or above, was In prospect this afternoon as the sky continued clear and thermometers again rose dang- erously near the century-mark. Temperatures recorded by Weath- er Observer W. H. Green, however, Indicated that Wednesday's seasonal of 103 decrees would stand for j at least another day. At he reported an official reading of 97, thiee lull degrees under the 100 re- corded at that Hour Wednesday. The forecast for this afternoon and, cjght was "generally fair." BANK BANDITS THINNING OUT Drive Against Southwest's Crime Succeeding KANSAS CITY, July Bank bandits, the desperate men of the southwest since the days o[ Jesse James, rapidly are being blasted out of the region's crime picture. Moreover, authorities said, crime generally is decreasing. Law en- forcement agencies art: becoming Increasingly efficient. Gangs have aeen smashed. Nowhere has an outlaw appenred to succeed Raymond Hamilton, ex- ecuted lost spring after warning he would "haunt" the court which doomed him for murder. Hamilton, dapper young Texan, ollowed Oklahoma's late Charles 'Pretty Boy" Floyd to ihe role of No. 1 robber, killer, stlckup the southwest. Plpyd ranked In notoriety with Clyde Barrow and his woman corn- See BANDITS, Page 11, Col. I) j 24 KILLED IN JAPANQUAKE Many Buildings Destroyed In Shizuoka District TOKYO, July four persons we.'e killed a.id 58 Injured today by a severe earth- quake In the: rich Shizuoka district of Japan from which America an- nually buys millions of dollars of ;ea and oranges. A police survey showed that the casualties and the morn serious damage was confined to Shlzou- ka City, 100 miles southwest of here with a population of and Shlmlzu, with a population of 56 000. A total of 47 buildings were re- ported destroyed with many score more seriously damaged. Fires broke out but were subdued before they spread seriously. Electric power plants were put out of commission and the cities were In darkness at 8 p .m., but authori- ties they to restore tne service during the night. I The earthquake was felt here. COLONY HILL, July 'he Colony Hill home demonstra- lon club met in the home of ifo. E. R. Hicks Thursday morning. Following transaction of regular uslness, refreshments were served the following: visitors, Mmes. ari Muston and.Bolen Davis, and rtlsses Willie Mae Slough, Ruth IcClaln, Mioilnc Davis and Euge- ia Hicks; members, Mmes. c. E. Icks, Alice Landers, T. L. Hamil- ton, M. L. Rominger, B. B. Baker, P. L. Hays, A. R. McClure, George Davis, M. H. Baxter, T. c. Ander- son, W. A. Robblns, J. M. Johnston, Roland Dayton, Loyd Slough, and Hicks, and Misses Simon and Nan- eye Hnrdlson. Time-bread making will be scored at next meeting of the club, in the home of Mrs. P. L. Hays, July 24. Italy, Tex., Man Dies of Wounds ITALY, Tex.. July Hamlett, 46, hardware merchant and member of one of Ellis county's old- est families, died late yesterday of a gunshot wound in the head. The wounded man was found lying on .he floor by two customers who en- tered the store. A .22 caliber rifle was found ly- ng under the body. A bullet had entered at. the temple and emerged the opposite side of the head. Abilene and ran- ilpht Bnd Friday. Wtsi cr loom meridian _ Generally fall tonight and f of meridian Jonjsht and FrMay. Temperatures Dry thermometer ..S3' Wet thermometer -.73' JUI.llvi humidity ..35%   

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