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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               ;CLOi i-- Mew Baitp porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HO EDI ME noN VOL. LW. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 25, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 230 Blanton Denies Meeting Lobbyist Tentative Agreement Reached On Tax Bill MATAMOROS SIEGE ABANDONED Post and Rogers In Moscow Hop? Wiley Post, noted filer shown here with his new monoplane, was reported at Los Angeles to be planning to lake Will Rogers f: humorist, with him and Mrs. Post on his contemplated leisurely III to Moscow. He was making final tests of the plane. (Associated Gov. Rafael Villarreal of Tamaulipas Still Is Under Fire Rum King Slam Convict Slayer's Case to Go to the Jury Early This Afternoon ANOLETON, July Closing arguments in the murde trial of Clyde Thompson, 23, wer underway today. The state hopes to send the youth fill convict to the electric chair fo the slaying of Everett Melvln, de scribed from the witness stand hi Thompson as 6. sex pervert. The case was expected to go the jury early this afternoon. Meanwhile District Judge M. Munson did .not indicate what intended to do with three Houston newspaper reporters and their ed itors who disobeyed his orders no to publish testimony in the trial o the young convict. "When I make up my mind what .Will the judge said, "you know it." He asked the newsmen If they would return to Angleton if he sent for them, but was told they would act upon advice of attor- neys." the judge said, "if you don't come when I send for you, 1 will just give the sheriff a war- rant for you, and then you will come." i Judge Munson shook hands with the reporters as the state and de- fense rested at the closing session of the trial yesterday. Court attaches were divided on the question whether the judge would Issue citations for contempt of court against the newsmen at the close of the Thompson trial or whether he would wail, until the See THOMPSON, Page 12, Col. 3 Nine Inch Rain Floods D'Hanls D'HANIS, July dents of this community were re- covering todny from a sudden flood which yesterday Inundated sections the town. flood followed a nine-Inch th which sent Seco creek out of its banks and flooded residences and business houses. The water receded almost as quickly as It came up, and today only silt and debris remained tft nufc ft tDtmA George Musey Called to Door Of Galveston Night Club and Shot GALVESTON, July George Musey, 35, former dictator of gulf coast rum smugglers, was shot to death here early today. Musey was called to the side door of a night club and barroom after midnight. He was shot four times In the chest, arm, leg and neck, and died 15 minutes later in a hospital. O. J. Goss, 30, was arrested a few minutes after the shooting and was charged with assault to murder. A murder charge was filed after Musey's death. Musey served two and a half years of a six-year sentence for con- viction in federal court on a charge of conspiracy to violate the liquor laws. He returned from federal prison at Atlanta In June 1934. When Musey, himself a night club owner, walked to the door, no- aody became excited, and patrons said when the shots were heard they relieved firecrackers were being set off. Musey was reported to have said le would inctall a number of coin race horse machines within the next See MUSEY, Page 12, Col. 5 MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas, Mex- ico, July thousand In- surgent agrarians, confronted with machine guns of federal troops and a food shortage, today backed down on their threats to force a shakeup of Matamoros city officials. Tension In this border city was relieved when the politically embit- tered agrarians, encamped in a threatening circle about Matamoros, failed to carry out their warning to storm the city yesterday afternoon unless administrative changes were made. Instead, the rebels began to drift 'away to their farms and ranches and federal troops, prepared to resist violence with bullets If necessary, found the situation eased, at least for the moment. Disbandment of the rebels late yesterday eased a situation that had been tense in Matamoros two days, but Gov. Rafael Villarreal of Tam- aulipas, subject of bitter peasant opposition which ousted one gover- nor and'.threatened several city ad- ministrations, was reported still Demand-'Removal'' 'Although thousands of workers and peasants at Tampico, where Gov. VlUarreal went last night to confer with Minister of the Inter- ior Barba demanded his removal, Gov. Vlllnrresl expressed belief that he would be able to "dominate the situation." The Tampico municipal council also had asked .that Villarreal be removed on the grounds it was un- able to work with him. President Cardenas sent word to agrarian organizations which had complained against Villarreal and promised full investigation and urg- ed them to avoid violence. This action and dlsbandment of rebels at Matamoros was believed See MEXICO, Page 12, CoL 4 Elsie Janis Is Hurt In Wreck Estes to Black Black's Optics LONGVIEW, July Carl L. Estes, Longvlew publish- er, threatened today to "bluk Congressman Black's eye" as he prepared to fly to Washington to refute statements he attributed to Congressman Hugo Black Unking Estes' name with the federal utility lobby Investiga- tion. Estes said he went to Wash- ington at his own expense to fight the Thomas Oil control bill and to attempt to get a new ,iostofflce building for Longvlew While on that trip, he said, he spoke against the Wheeler-Rny- burn utility bill. On the return visit, he said, he will Insist thai he be permitted to appear before the lobby Investigating commit- tee. EAST VIEW, N. Y., July Elsie Janis, severely Injured in an automobile accident, slept quietly early today in Grasslands hospital. The resident physician of the hos- pital Issued this bulletin: "Patient responding favorably to ireatment. Sleeping quietly. Con- dition serious but slightly Improved compared to that on arrival at hospital. Not immediately critical." The auto In which the famous en- .ertalner was riding with her hus- band, Gilbert Wilson, struck a park- ed truck on the sawmill parkway ast night. Police said there were no parking lights on the truck and that it was screened from view by .rees. SONS OF DUCE IN AIR CORPS One a Second Lieutenant Another a Sergeant ROME, July young ons of Premier Benlto Mussolini lecame officers in their father East African air force today. Vittorlo Mussolini, 19, after ew weeks' training at An army air orps, was designated officially second lieutenant In the air corps. His brother, Bruno, 17, was made i sergeant, both assigned to the ombardment corps destined for East African service. While all blackshlrt Italy contln- ed to back II Duce's stand In East Africa by demonstrations, some ewspapers scoffed at the reported ctlon of a Japanese "Block Drag- n" society In sending a cablegram a Mussolini, asking that Italy bandon any aggressive policies to- 'ard Ethiopia. II Messagero, calling the society "party for Japanese sked; "In what guise does this society AaflJU fiif It, I NEW RIOTS IN TERRE HAUTE Martial Law Regulations Enforced By Troops TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July disorders Involving strik- ing workmen spurred national guardsmen to strict enforcement of martial law regulations In Terre Haute today. A tense situation prevailed about the mill of the Columbian Enamel- Ing and stamping company, where presence of 323 guardsmen produc ed scenes resembling an army camp. Although the general strike that paralyzed business for two days had ended, 600 mill employes remained on strike while federal conciliators continued attempts at mediation. Soldiers with bayonets on their rifles met with resistance when they tried to. disperse a crowd of 3.000 persons milling about twelve points, a business district In the Industrial section near the Columbian plnnt last night. A few "kayo" bombs whlcli discharged nauseating finally broke up the gathering, See STRIKE, Paf e 11, CoL 8 j Nominated Without Op- position at Convention In '-Mexico City MEXICO CITY, July 25 (P) Delegates to the international con-' vention of Lions clubs elected new officers today with Richard J. Osenbaugh of Denver assured the presidency, having been nominated without opposition. The ballots were cast this mom- Ing, but the results will not be an nounced until the evening session. The only contest was for third vice-president, for which Walter F. Dexter, of Wilttler, .Calif., and Ha- rold .A. Crahce, of Manchester, N. H., were will succeed Vincent C: Hascell as presi- dent. 0 The San Angelo, Texas, cowboy band was proclaimed winner of the tunt contest., .with the Wichita, Kansas, Lions dub quartette second and the Ponea? City, Oklahoma, wo- men's quartette third. Last year's winners, the Slkeston. Missouri, Lions club, were fourth. Greenville Youth Fatally Injured GREENVILLE, July Leon Hicks, 18, was killed and G. T. Colema nwas Injured when their automobile struck a concrete cul- vert near Point, on the Greenvllle- Mlneola highway, last night. Hicks, telegraph company em- ploye, had been visiting relatives in Point. He sustained a broken neck and died .almost Immediately. Physicians recover. said Coleman would Slayer of Officer Commits Suicide GREELEY. Colo., July Printz, who shot and killed a Greeley police officer, killed him- self today when a posse surrounded him In a sand pit five miles west of here. As the possemen opened -fire upon him, he turned his pistol upon him self, firing one shot through his head. He also was struck by bul- lets fired by officers. He was taken to Greeley ha'pltal, and died tiiere at a. m. Inter Corporation Divi dend Tax Not Include By House Ways An Means Committee WASHINGTON, July tentative agreemen on a new tax bill to rais around a year but which does not include th inter-corporation dividend ta proposed by the president, was reached today by house way and mean! committee demo crats. Individual Incomes. The tentative, measure would pu heavier taxes on all Individual In comes over Inheritance over left to close of kin the profits that a corporation makes above 8 or 10 per cent: on Its capital, and on corporation Income The tentative decision to Includ the last. If it Is not overthrown subsequently, Is a partial victory fo the president. Ee proposed that the present fla 13 3-4 per cent tut on all corpor- ation replaced with graduated levy ranging from 10 8 to H'3-4. Chairman Doughton (D-NC) o ;he committee asserted the range 'probably will be much narrower than from 13 1-4 14 1-4." He added too, that the democrats had decided not to Include an in- crease In the present one-tenth one per cent tax oh Inter-corpor- ate paid from one corporation to another. The Inheritance tax. rates woulc begin at 4 per cent on the firsl above an. exemption anc reach 75 per cent of that port of an Inheritance over The Individual Income tax plan would raise from 53 to 54 per cent the present surtax oh Individual ex- emptions. The maximum rate on income over would be 75 per cent against the present 69. To all those rates must be added the existing "normal" tax of 4 per cent which applies to the first 000 of every taxable .Income. Simple Funeral Service For Ames OKLAHOMA CITY, July funeral services were held here last night (or C. B. Ames of Oklahoma City and New York, who was chairman of the board of the Texas corporation, clvlr leader. attorney and Applications to Attend Jamboree Oil to New York Twenty-three Boy Scouts of the Chlsholm Trail. council are await- ing approval of their applications to attend the National Jamboree In Washington, D. C., August 21-30. Before scouts are allowed to at- tend the big conclave, Jamboree headquarters In New York City must place Its stamp of approval on the boy's physical condition and troop standing as shown by the applica- tion. Scouts planning Lo go to Wash- ington are Bobby Jay, Robert Eas- t.us. Joe Humphrey, Alex Blckley. Troop 8; "Sonny compere, Robert L. Phillips, Troop 3; Kendall Jones, James Day, Troop 7; Leonard Bal- fanc. Troop 6; Frank Myers, O. D. Dilllngham, Jr.. Troop 4; Karl Bon- neaux. Troop 17; Wallace Dingus, Eugene Flewellen, Monroe Cheney, Harry Shapiro, Troop H, Coteman; Henry Stanton, J. C. Allen, Jr., Troop 36, Haskell; J. Bracfc Lips- comb, Troop 38, Albany; Glen Rey- nolds, W. B. Loggle, Jr.. Troop 47; Albany; Ralph langston, Troop 49, Cnleman; and Pete Place, Troop 44, Rule. Quota for the area is 32 scouts and four leaders. The scout lead- ers will be named later, according to an announcement from the lo- cal scout office Thursday. Topsy Turvey No mistake, thLi to how Mrs. Beroadlne Lewis Kbir, her pretty face oil bespattered, looked dur- Inr her 23-muiute, 11-wcond "lopsy-turvy" hop from Apia Mei., to San Dlero, Calif., which made her the. first woman to fly "wrong side up" over an International border. With only a belt supporting her. the 27-year-old stunt filer flew "blind" Ihe entire route, nearly a new world's record. Thompson Squirms Un- der Gaze of Trial Spectators PEC'BIA, 111., July aid Thompson's wall of stolid nerves appeared.to be crumbling to- day under the eyes of the scores ol jersons who Jammed a courtroom to hear his trial for the slaying of Mildred Hallmark, 19. For the first time publicly, the 'outh's nerves seemed to be looo- mlng toward the close of the third lay of his trial yesterday. Watched almost constantly by the spectat- 3ra, he shifted uneasily In his chair, glaring eyes strayed from the aces of prospective Jurors, unes to return the crowd's glanc- s, sometimes to a window through which he could see the sign of a afetcrla where the girl he Is barged with killing worked. Some of the spectators, police aid, were girls whom the state al- eges also suffered at his hands mistreatments similar to that Miss Hallmark Is said to have encountcr- d. Prom the morning after the dls- overy of the girl's body In a ditch I a cemetery June 17, when Thompson signed a "revenge" dec- aratlon along with other fellow 'orkers ot the girl's father, hi has maintained an amazing calm. State's Attorney Edwin V. Cham- ion said Thompson never once ave way In his Jail cell. When he arraigned, the nearest he came o exhibiting any emotion was in a lea to the court that he "be glv- n a break." For Prosecutor Champion who Is See TRIAL, Page 11, Col. 8 THM TESTIMONY OF TPMON Tells Senate Probers that R. W. Haynie, Personal Friend, Saw Him As Utility Co. Lawyer. WASHINGTON, July Thomas L. Blanton (D-Tex.) voluntarily appeared before the senate lob- by committee today to deny that he had talked with John W. Carpenter, president of the Texas Power Light company, about the utility holding com- pany bill. Carpenter told the commit- tee yesterday he had talked with all members of the Texas delegation except Representa- tives Maverick and McFarlane, Texas democrats. Never Saw Him Before "If I've ever seen Mr. Carpenter before, I don't remember It." Blan- ton said, telling the committee he had Just been Introduced to the power head. Blanton said the only man who had talker1, to him about the bill was R. W. Haynie, attorney for the West Texas utilities company. Before Blanton took the stand he was Introduced to Carpenter by Senator Connally j Oon- nally objected vigorously as photo- graphers began taking pictures of him .chatting with "the power offic- ials. Blanton describes-Haynie as a 'Wend and pal" and said that he iad entertained Haynle rather than vice versa. BJanton denounced Carpenter's salary of a year as "Incon- ceivable." 'If he's worth then the chairman or this committee, Black of Alabama, li worth a year o the Blanton said. "I'm backing this committee 100 per he added. "This com- mittee Is doing wonderful work." Blanton remarked that If Car- penter received a salary of as you and-I do, Mr. chairman, he other could be used for Ivldends to the he crux of the whole thing." Gol Many Telegrams Black asked how many telegrams Blanton got on the bill. "They cnmc in volumes from ev- ry section of the country. It was iropaganda of the worst kind. It ee LOBBY PROBE, Page 11, Col. 3 First American To Sink German Submarine Dies Italy Puts 'I Blame On Ethiopia GENEVA, July Ital- ian government today sent the League of Nations a note In which It virtually blamed Ethiopia for the collapse of the recent conciliation negotiations. The commission broke down re- cently In the Netherlands where Its members, representing Italy and Ethiopia, were attempting to raca. a. basis lot conciliating their differ- ences. Conte Vinci was said to have ask- ed the Ethiopian sovereign if he was willing for the commission to meet again, particularly for the purpose of appointing a fifth member to act as arbitrator. However, the minister was re- ported to have made It plain that the commission, even In case an an arbitrator were added, wouH have to limit Itself to the discus- sion of Incidents which have taken place on the frontier and could not Include in the negotiations the frontiers themselves. It was stated that no official an- swer had yet been receiTsd from Addis Ababa, but that It was known the emperor was loathe to the commission except on a basts of an all-embracing discussion which would Include the question of rellmltatlon of frontiers. GENEVA, July new note again requesting urgently a session of the council of the League of Nations was received from Ethi- opia today a short time after the publication of an Italian note blam- ing Ethiopia for the breakdown In conciliation efforts. NEW YORK, July McNamorn, reputed to be the rst American to hove sunk a lan submarine In the World war, led suddenly last night from a eart attack at his Garden City omc. He was 38. McNamara, who was a United bates navy aviator, was attached to IB American navnl base In England, t dropped a bomb on the submar- ne while on a scouting night over he North sea. He was awarded the avy cross at the end of the war. YANX-TIGERS RAINED OUT NEW YORK, July he final game of the New York ankees-Detroit Tigers series, heduled for the stadium today, as postponed because of rain. Senator And Postal Ex- ecutive En Route to San Angelo Pat McCarran, Junior United States senator from Nevada, and Karl A. Crowley, solicitor for the postofflce department, breakfasted In Abilene Thursday with a small group; talked briefly on govern- mental affairs; and left at 9 o'clock for San Angelo for attendance! on a four-plyl convention o If postal the clerks, rural! carriers, super-1 visors and post-1 masters of Tex-1 The services were 20 minutes. Burial was In Falrlawn cemetery here. 33 MINERS KILLED CALCUTTA, India, July Thirty-three persons were killed jnd 43 Injured today In a mine dis- aster at the Joktlabad pit In the town of State Rangers Probing Blast NACOODOCHES, July rangers were assisting Sheriff John B. Fitch today In In- vestigating the dynnnl-ing of four cattle dipping vats, assertedly by farmers opposing the work of Ulric Wilson, county dlppl. g Inspector. Two arrests were made and of- ficers predicted that other farmer? would be questioned. The vab blown up were In the atcul-Ciuhlng area. COL. H.H.ROGERS, MILLIONAIRE OIL HAH AND WAR FIGURE DIES Heir to Standard Oil Fortune; Father of Millicent Rogers, Whose Romances Made the Headlines N. Y., July 25. Henry Huddleston Rog- ers, who Inherited one of the large fortunes made In the Standard Oil companies, died today at the South- ampton hospital. He had been In ill health since lost October. i Rogers, 55, was taken to the hos- pltal two days ago, from his South- ampton summer home, lor a blood transfusion. His condition, yesterday and last light, steadily became worse. Col. Rogers, son of the late H. H. a vice president o( the I vast pneumonia last October. Rogers was born In New York City In December, 1B7B. He was graduated from Columbia universi- ty In 1901. As an officer In the New York militia, he rose rap'.dly and was a colonel of artillery In 1913. During the Mexican punitive ex- pedition In 1016, he commanded the Third N. Y. field Brtlllery and was with that regiment In action In France. The governments of France and the United States decorated Rogers. An Industrialist In his own right. The visitors! flew Into Abilene! at midnight on a I sleeper plane ofl American Air-1 lines, and will I return here Fri-l day afternoon catch A A Douglas Airliner I east. They will be I back at their I W a shlngtonl desks Sunday senator morning. Patrick McCarren The breakfast, al the Woolen at was given by the Abilene chamber of commerce. Hosts were President Tom K. Eplen and Secre- tary T. N. Carswell; Mayor C. L. Johnson; James P. Scmson, con- gressional democratic chairman; Lindsay Payton, postmaster, and See VISITORS, Page 11, CoL 5 Wea Abilene and vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight, and Friday. West of 100th meridian Partly cloudy to cloudy, local iliowert la portion tonight nnd EMI Exit of 100th meridian Partly c cudy to cloudy, local in south po Ralnf lion tonight and Friday. for 24 hours end Jos 7 .07 Inch Flalnfa Ralnra Inches. Normal rainfall to date, H.68 Inches. Temperature! since first of year. 18.62 Inchca. for ume period last Standard Oil companies for yeara Rogers successively was vice and a chief fllde Tor John D. Rocke- I feller In the development of tbr< See ROGERS, Pace 12, CoL ft p.m. 83 78 79 urn. Tj 72 71 ?2 72 71 73 73 77 M Dry thermometer Wtl bumldltr Midnight tl 
                            

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