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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               IDY Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron HOl EDI' Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, JULY 22, 1935-TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 227 AAA Votes To Curb Farm Imports Lead Nazi Drive on Catholics, Jews Auguriiu: intensification of the Nul drive against Jews and op- potltlonlits In the Catholic and Protestant churches. Chancellor Hitler of Germany has entrusted the campaign to Hans Kerrl, (left) lone known as tt foe of the Jews, and Wolf Von Heldorf, right. Kerrl Is to enforce General Goering's decrees regulating Catholic and Protest- ant activities against the stale. Von Heldorf, fanatical Jew- baiter, has been named chief of police of Berlin. He replaces Von Levelzoiv who made the mistake of arresting several Naiis recently diinnr rlois against Jews. JW5EFIBE MS School In Hunan -Of HANKOW, China, July The American missionaries at the American missionary school of Hup- Ing college at Yochow, Hunan prov- ince, reported today they were sub- jected to machine gun fire from a Japanese gunboat July 18. The missionaries reported the alleged incident when they arrived here from their post which is in the vicinity of Tungtlng Lake, where the gunboat, which was not Identi- fied, was said to have been cruising. One of those making the report was the Rev. Edwin Beck of Tiffin, Ohio. Huplng college, which Is a school for Chinese boys. Is owned by the reformed Church of the United States with Mission head- quarters in Philadelphia. According to the Rev. Mr. Beck, the armed Japanese craft subjected the Huplng college building, includ- ing teh residence for foreigners, to a shower of soft-nosed machine gun bullets, endangering the lives of nearly every one in the place, but no one was Injured. He stated that the Japanese craft departed without explanation of Its "strange act." Japanese naval of- ficers here In Hankow did not com- ment upon the charge. Aspermont Girl, Attorney Injured la Car Accident jJMieial to the Reporter. STAMFORD. July Jo Bulloch of Aspermont has been re- leased from the Stamford sanitari- um after receiving treatment for two broken ribs and a laceration above the eye received in an auto- mobile accident between Rule and Haskell Saturday morning. H. F. Grindstaff, prosecuting at- torney for the 39th Judicial dis- trict, suffered a badly lacerated knee and a cut across the forehead. He was dismissed from the hospital aft er first-aid treatment. Miss Polly Anna Walker of la.- hoka, nicer of Miss Bulloch, who had been visiting in Aspermont for several weeks, was not Injured Eighteen stitches were required to close the wound on Miss Bulloch's forehead. Says Islands Better Off Under the Beleof the Daoes WASHINGTON, July The people of the Virgin Islands were better off under Danish rule than American, Paul Yates, former administrative assistant In the Is- lands, told a senate investigating committee today. The United States bought the tiny West Indian islands frcm Den- mark as a protective move during the World war. Yates was the first witness at resumption of the senate hearings which developed such dissension that President Roosevelt called Sec- retary of Interior Harold L. Ickes and Sen. Mlllard Tydings, (D. committee chairman, to the White Rouse to smooth matters over. Ickes had been expected to testi- fy today, but Tydings announced he would not do so. Yates' charges against Gov. Paul M. Pearson led to the senate in- quiry. Tydings has supported de- mands for Pearson's resignation. Ickes has defended the Hoover ap- pointee. Yates bitterly criticized American Nazis Put New Bans On Young Church Groups Latest Decree Strikes at Protestant and Catho- lic Groups; Anti-Jew Drive Intensified (Copyrifht, 1935. by Ass'd. BERLIN, July Frick, minister of the interior, ordered all German state gov- ernments today to forbid all organizations of confessional [Lutheran and Roman Catho- ic) youth to wear distinctive jarb or insignia, or to march ;ogether. Blow At Young Members The new order, a direct blow at, ;he young members of the Lutheran and Catholic church "political or- followed within a few lours after Reichsfuenrer Hitler's newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter had ranked political Catholicism as 'public enemy No. I" and In the midst of an increasingly heated Nazi campaign against the Jews. Frick's decree ordered the organ- zatlons of Confessional Youth to refrain from all quasi-military and athletic sports." The decree declared: "In recent times, the observation has been made In an Increasing gee GERMANY Col. J Colorado Deluged By Six Inch Rain; Crop Damage Light FATAL FIGHT AT S. ANGELO Aged Night Watchman Dies Midland Man Held PROBE Page 9, Col. T HOGS HIT NEW HIGH FORT WORTH, July Hogs skyrocketed to a new 7-year (CQ) high on the livestock market here today when they reached a top price of a hunderdweight. SAN ANGELO, July The slaying of H. B. Wliltt, 64-year- old night watchman, today was charged to Herbert King, 38, oil company warehouse manager at Midland. King, saying that he did not re- member striking anybody, was lodg- ed In Jail yesterday after several witnesses told of seeing the pair In an altercation at the close of a dance here. The aged watchman died early yesterday. The complaint against King al- leged that he struck Whitt on the head and neck, and that the blows Heavy Downpours Also In 'Snyder And Midland; Roads Damaged Heavy rains falling in several West Texas counties over the week- end wrought comparatively light damage to fields and crops but streets, highways and railway dumps were washed severely in the Colo- rado, Midland and Snyder terri- tories. A deluge that amounted to 6.21 Inches in less than two hours filled Colorado streets from an Inch to two feet in the business district, flowed into many business buildings and caused damage approximating to stocks. Streets Washed Out Streets were washed out more than at any time in the history of the city. A hundred men were put to work on repairs Monday morn- ing. Hail in the northwest portion of Mitchell county and immediately west of Colorado beat down crops, damaged roofs and killed chickens Several barns were blown down on the Mary Lewis lease fourteen miles northwest of Colorado. The eastbound Sunshine Special arrived in Big Spring one hour late Monday morning after delay in the Midland vicinity due to high wa- ters. Condition of the track in the Colorado neighborhood prevented the train from of Big Spring and Abilene. Basements Flooded Residents of Colorado waded through mud and silt on downtown streets Monday morning following Sunday's record-breaking deluge. Some store basements were flooded and motorists were marooned on the streets. Midland reported 2.81 inches of precipitation Sunday night. An- drews had a heavy rain and at Sem- inole a good rain was.received. Big Spring also received moisture during 'Lady In Red' Mrs. Anna Sage the "Lady hi found living in Chicago, denied she put John Dillinger on the spot ayea r ago when the desperado was shot down as he emerged from a movie theatre in her company. caused Whltt's utes later. leath about 45 min- Mrs. Amyedale Whitt Griffin, 1718 Grape street, Abilene, is one of eight children of H.B. Whitt, San Angeloan who died Sunday. She went to San Angelo late Sunday, ac- companied by her husband, J. W. Griff in, draughtsman of the West Texas Utilities company. the night. A small creek in east Snyder went on a rampage Sunday after- noon following 2.50 to 5-inch rains in a wide area e.ast and southeast of that city. The stream reached its highest point in many years, forcing See RAINS Page 10, Col. 3 Railroad Commission Is- 200 Men Start Canvas sues First Order Un- der New Law Hoover Confers With GOP Bigwig PALO ALTO, Calif., July President Herbert Hoover left political observers speculating today whether his week-end visit Harry W. Nice, republican gov- of Maryland, had any politi- cal significance. The first of n series of republican visitors at the Hoover home this week, Oov. Nica made no comment on the vlrtt. Neither did Mr AUSTIN, July rail- road commission, Issuing Its firsc order prorating gas production unc- der a new law, today divided the great Panhandle area into east and west zones and assigned maximum allowables for August. The dividing line between the zones passed north and south through the city nf rotors in Gray county. It crosses a narrow low- pressure gas area. Allowable for the west Panhandle field was set at cubic feet dally and for the east Panhan- dle field at cubic feet. The order fixed the dally allowa- ble (or Individual wells on r. bnsls of 50 per cent for producing ability and 50 per cent on acreage. Maxi mum acreage for proration pur- poses In the west fle'.d was set at of Offices of House Members Two Men Injured In Road Accident Near Sweetwater Special to the Reporter. SWEETWATER, [July Two persons who suffered severe in- juries Saturday midnight when a farm wagon was struck by an au- tomobile a mile west of here were reported improving today. George Grace, in charge of the city dump west of town, suffered the most serious hurts. He received severe lacerations about the head. J. B. Howard, residing north of the Gulf refinery, received compound fracture of the right leg Just above the ankle. Mrs. Howard and five children who also were in the wag- on, escaped with minor cuts and sruises. Perry Bishop, driver of the car that struck the wagon, said he did not see it until he was almost upon it. He said he telephoned for aid. A Doran-Yates ambulance answered the call. The party In the wagon was re turning from a revival meeting. Mystery Shrouds Propos- ed Long Non-Stop Hop To San Francisco WASHINGTON, July The 1935 bonus army, 200 strong, j Capitol Hill j icn Individually In behalf of Immediate cash pay- ment of the bonus. Roy Robertson, leader, said the mttn would go through the house office building, attempting to talk to congressmen. Ex-Gov. Langer Accident Victim VALLEY CITY, N. D., July 22.- i1 Governor William Lan- ger of North Dakota was In a crit- ical condition today from automo- bile accidents injuries sustained late last night near Aneta, D. D. Langer was unconscious when brought to Mercy hospital here tit 4 MOSCOW. July when and where of a flight by a soviet "mystery" plane over the roof of the Moscow across the north pole to San came mysterious in their own right today. A military air field commander announced last night that the ship would take off on the spectacular non-stop flight at 7 a. m. today (midnight. Sunday, eastern standard but today all ef- forts to obtain Information con- cerning the projected departure proved fruitless. Not only the plans for the take- off, but even the whereabouts of the plane were kept strictly secret, government officials asserting herely that the dtalls of the de- pprture would be announced at the proper time. Power of Regulation Is Granted President; Senate Pushes For Action On Bill WASHINGTON, July senate today ap- proved 60 to 17 a proposal for establishment of agricultural import quotas in connection with AAA legislation. The proposal was in amend- ment offered by Sen. Robert M. LaFollette, (P-Wls.) and would permit the president to fix im- port quotas as a means of safe- guarding price gains achieved through American processing taxes. Imports Increasing Imports of com, wheat and other farm products have Increased this year. Although Imports still are a srntill proportion of domestic pro- duction, the Senate was convinced power to Impose quotas should be given to the President as a safe- guard. AAA production restriction have brought domestic prices for many products to a level considerably above world Some' Senators .feared existing traffic might be- in- sufficient to protect American farm- ers In event of greater disparity between these price levels. The LaFollette Amendment was the .first acted upon as the Senate, starting two hours early, slowly pushed the AAA Amendment bill toward final action. It gives the President authority to Investigate, through the tariff commission, and to place In effect WASH1XOTOX, July 22 (AP> Movlnu to protect ttio udmlnlfllrullcin'H farm program ngalnit court Ihe Hennlfl today voted to validate crop control contracts hctuven the airrlnil- lure department and fnmierH. Quickly the flrnnle then ntrack oat of the AAA bill Ihe lant vestane of price flxlnjc provlmonn by adopting nn amendment by Henntor nyrd Another amendment was attached by nyrd requiring that no niarktMMg agreement may be pnlr.rrd Into lunnnf nllhont Ihe ronnent nl Iwo- Ihlrdn of the producern. State Genera] Fund Exhausted; County Officers Go Payless County cff'ccn of Taylor coun- all are paid from the general revenue fund of the state are in a dilemma over obtaining payment for thrlr services. They are up against new problem. Late last week they began re- ceiving "comptroller's deficiency warrants" for salaries In place of the usual type of state war- rants. The deficiency warrants can- not be cashed at banks by dis- counting them three, four or five per cent as those received in the past have been handled. The reason; bankers recall ex- periences of the past when they discounted such warrants and had to hold them as long u two to three years. The warrants have printed on the face "not io be paid unlll legislature makes appropriation The sheriffs, justices of t h e peace, county attorneys, consta- bles and, In some counties, the district attorneys, are paid from the general revenue fund and thus will be affected by this ob- vious emptiness of the stale tm3nry's general fund. U.S. Pays To Taylor Farmers whatever quota restrictions he deemed necessary. Republicans, high tariff Demo- crats and, Senators from farm states combined to roll up the large majority. A proposal by Sen William 5. Borah, R., Ida., for elimination of beans from the act was accepted without record vote. On motion of Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, R.. Gal., Asparagus was as a product affected by- he bill. And Sub-Margined Land amendment authorizing appropriation of for pur- See AAA Page 9, Col. 8 Cotton Payments Totalin Lead List For Eleven Months Taylor county farmers received crop benefits from the United States treasury amounting to 066 per month during the 11-montl period ended May 31 of this year according to figures announce Monday by the farm administration Total of rental and benefit pay ments, exclusive of trust fund oper atlpns paid in Taylor-county from July 1, 1934, to May 31, 1935, "wi Cotton payments In the count1 amounted to whea brought In nnd com-ho contract payments provided 833.13. Several West Texas counties, no tably Lubbock and Hale, receive payments that ranked them near the leading counties In the state Lubbock received ani Hale while Tom Green' benefits amounted to and those for Wichita county 881.60. Farmers of Texas plucked rhori than dally from the treas ury in crop benefit payments. The total for the eleven months for the state wns on See BENEFITS Page 9, Col. 7 Missing Texas Co. Employe Hunted BRECKENRIDGE, July Searchers dragged the Clear Fork of the Brazos river and flew by plane over a pipe line route today In a hunt for O. R. Ashcraft, miss- Ing pipe ''no walker of the Texas Company. The hunt started Sunday after no word of Ashcralt had been received since Wednesday, when he reported at Big Bend. He left here Monday lo walk the line to James oil camp. He crossed the river twice and his tracks on both sides were found at one crossing but not at the sec- ond. Ashcraft is married and has :wo children. Practice What You Preach, h Reply Of Italy To Japanese Abllent and vicinity Parliy cloudy to cloudy tonight and Tuesday, West ol 100th meridian Partly cloudy lo cloudy lonlfihl and Til day ahowera In norlhweil portion tonlKl, Eaal of moth meridian Partly cloudy to clo dy, local nnowera In ori wesl const lo- When the house convenes at i a. m. today. Doctors said he had noon, he said- the group would try to reach those they had not been able to taik to during the morning. The bonus group met In orderly 'ashlon, with a special detail of a dozen capltol policemen keeping B. watchful eye. Robertson said he did not Intend to hold any incet- ng or do anything which would Incur official displeasure. Capital authorities said the group would not be molested as long as hey continued In orderly fashion. They said no attempts would be ud In thft nut field made to stop them from attemoting HO contact oongnBaoen. sustained a. head Injury and pos- sibly a broken shoulder. With the former governor was C'. W. Lltten of Fargo, who escape11 without serious injury. Langer was ousted as governor of North Dakota after he and four associates were convicted of solicit- ing political funds from relief cli- ents. I souiheaat portion Ight and Tueeday- Rainfall for 2i hours cndlnB .07 Inches. RAlnfall ilnce flrsl of year. IS.in Inched. RAInfall for name period last year, fl.04 IQChei. Normal rainfall to dnle, H.-IT Inches. TrmperaMirf-B COMPLAINT FILED Complaint was filed In Justice of the Peace James Gray Bledsoo's court here Monday charging ohan- Si H. Adamj with, forgery. ill MMnlchl Noon Sunrise Sunrel on 01 ei 7B Dry thcrmomeler .70" Wet tnermomftier tWUIH HumldJIJ -JS3Z n- man. The ROME. July Italian press, apparently by general order, printed violent attacks against Ja- pan today, using phraseology not that employed against Eng- land a few weeks ago and against Germany last year. The basis for the attack was an alleged dissimilarity between state- ments made to the Italian foreign office by Ambassador Suglmura of Japan concerning Sthopia and by a Japanese foreign office spokes- Japanefe Embassy cabled long extracts from these press com- ments to Tokyo and well-informed sources sala they were convinced that the bitter tone of the cdi- tdrlals was certain to elicit a dip lomatlc protest from the Japanese. II Tevere said: "One has the sen- sation of finally learning why so many races have been created with only one In the Image and like- ness of the Creator and why, among other variously-colored ones, one 13 of the color of bctrayrtl. "The Japanese believe the scan- dalous European Inertia will permit them to enlarge their circle ot Or, panslon so as to touch Africa. But country of a white race and the champion of that race. "The Japanese will come to old Europe for many milleniums and still sell their false pearls before succeeding In putting a foot on the highway to Italy." II Piccolo epitomized Its views In the following rhetorical ques- tion: "Will the Japan which for years defied the entire opinion of the world with its occupations in the far east, the Japan which (n these months Is Invading the most ancient provinces of China, the Ja- pan which conducts her policy of cynical and brutal robbery counting on the tolerance of Amrrlca and the sense of responsibility of the Soviet policy, Is this the same Ja- pan who has something to say in regard to the Italian policy in Er.st Africa? "Unless there is an underground understanding, owing to the tur- bulent and barbaric Instinct of the two rnces of color, between the Cisco Thrill Killer Is On Trial In Stabbing ,0f Convict July Clyde Thompson, 23, "thrill who has taken the lives of three men, went to trial here today for slaying a fourth. Thompson has been In prison five years, sent up first because he killed Luclen and Leon Shook who lived near Cisco, Texas, "Just to see them kick." Tlie youthful convict's chief worry as the trial opened was his appear- ance. When a photographer sought to take a picture of him, he was told to "wait until I comb my hair." Thompson was charged with stab- bing Everett Melvln. a fellow con- vlst nt Retrieve prison farm, to death on May 29. Melvln was stab- bed rive times In the chest and was slashed Tour times on the arm. The staying occurred during a brawl In the prison farm barracks. Two other convicts, Raymond Hall and Ed Ebers, both long-termers, were charged in the same case. This Is the second time that Thompson has been charged with killing a prisoner. He was tried here in February, 1933, for the murder of Tommy (the squealer) Rels. and re- ceived a life se- 'ance. At the time, he was serving life for the murders of the Shocks. The state will ask that Thompson' je sent to the electric chair as a labltual criminal, using the records In the Shook and Rels cases. The case of Hall and Ebers was scheduled to be called later. They await trial in another cell of the Angleton Jail. Britain Abandons 5-5-3 Naval Ratio LONDON, July Bol- on Eyres-Monsell, firs': lord of the dmiralty. told the house of com- lons today that England was def- nltely abandoning the principle of i! riiltos adopted in 1922 at Vashington. Sir Boltbn, who made his state- lent during a defense of the recent nglo-German naval pact, declared Great Britain's new policy had beei. See ITALY PKC 10, Col. it wounded their national pride to accept permanent inferiority. (Under the Washington treaty of 1922. later by the London treaty of 1930, the naval tonnage ratios of the leading pow- ers were established at 5 for Great Britain to 5 for the United states to 3 TOT famous o-5-3 ratio. The navies of France and Italy, on the same basis, received a rating of 1.5 Two Are Dead In Auto Accident AUSTIN, July Hawkins of San Antonio and Cor- pus Chrlstl died today of Injuries received In an automobile collision early yesterday 18 miles south of here. A. C, Astry ol San Antonio diwt a few hours after the accident. Mrs. W'he'inn of Corpus also Injured in the collision, remain- ed In n terloia condition, suffering from hetd   

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