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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                Abilene Bail? ftetiorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron __ %OL LIV. Fufl Leased Wires of Associated PreM (OT) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 8 PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 237 House Passes Wealth Tax Measure Greek Troops Dispatched To Quell Crete Revolt Houston Newspapermen Fined for Contempt Three editors and three reporter) or Houston newspapen hen an shown they faced a contempt bating In (he court of Judge M. S. Munnn In Angle Ion, cited became they disobeyed the hidce'i order acalnst publishing testimony In the Clyde Thompson murder trial. Freedom of the press was presented as a privilege of the public as well u of newspapers In defense arguments. Left to right above are Reporter! Frank While, Post; Harry McConnlck, Press; Ed Rider. Chronicle; Editor George Cottlngham, Chronicle; Managing Editors Max Jacobs, Ed M. Pooley, Press. All were fined by Judge Munson. They appealed immediately. TWELVE DIE IN TEXAS MISHAPS OVER WEEKEND mishaps dallied the -lives of 12 persons In Texas during the week- end, and 24 others .were Injured, several of them seriously. In var- ious sections of the state, a survey by the United Press revealed today. Four persons were killed night near Nacogdoches by a last hit- Will Support F.D.R. Onl} If "He Quits Course Of Communism" DAWSONVELLE. Ga., Aug. a new blast at the national administration, Governor Eugene Talmadge said today he would sup- port President Roosevelt for reelec- tion In 1936 If he quit "his course ol communism" and let American In- dustry and tgrlculture out the "hospital." The Georgia governor, whose cent activities have been Interpret- ed as meaning he might make a bid for the presidency himself, added that unless the present policies in Washington art changed he will make a "coast to coast" fight to "put Americans there who will stand by the constitution and by the prin- ciples of Jeffersonian democracy." It's court week in JDawson county, and Talmadge spoke here to town f (Dd county officials and a group of See TALMADGE Page 8, Col. 5 Negro Lynched By Mississippi Mob PITTSBORO, Miss Aug. Bodle Bates, a negro accused of at- tempting to attack a 22-year-old white woman of Pittsboro Saturday night, was lynched by a mob which stormed the Calhoun county jail last night, it was reported here to- day. The mob, made up of white citi- zens, formed nfter the negro had been arrested anfl overpowered an officer at the Jail, taking the keys to the Jail from him and sizing the prisoner. Bates was taken to a sparsely set- tled section of Calhoun county and was hanged from a bridge over Yalobusha river where officers found his body today. Scott Dennis, 79, nies In Nocona run driver whose truck crashed in- to group of church-goers gather- ing for the evening; service. The dead are: Mrs. Oracle Ellis, 22, her husband, Newman Ellis, C. E. Frederick and Miss Jewell King, 24. Mrs. Lena Sharble, 24. of New Orleans, leaped to her death Into the waters of Buffalo Bayou al Houston yesterday. Despondency over failure to locate her husband was believed to be the cause of her act. Charles O. Douglas, 60, Houston, died of skull fractures after he was struck by an automobile Sunday as he crossed a street. Miss Willie Mae Gaszaway, 16, was fatally Injured by a car on the Galveston beach. Her sister, Mrs. Marie Mitchell, 22, and Miss Ruth Goodwin of Hunteville, suf- fered skull fractures In the same accident. A. T. Dunn, Texas city, driver of the car was charged with negligent homicide. Mrs. Jane Kirkpatrlck, 35, wife of a Houston dentist, was killed in an automobile accident at Pncos, as she was returning from Los An- jeles. Neal H" 21, Goose Creek, suffered a "oken neck as he dived nto Cedar bayou. He died in the water. Four persons were injured in scattered automobile accidents in the Houston area. Joe Thompson, 32, Dallas, was Sec ACCIDENTS Page 8, Col. 6 Friendly Texas Colleag ues Discuss House Vot Of Confidence WASHINGTON, April Friendly Texas colleagues of resentative Nat Patton (D-Tex) we disclosed today to be feeling out th possibilities of bringing a house vo of confidence as a result of his pa In the utilities lobby inquiry. Patton was questiond by Chair man Black (D-La) of the sena lobby commttee on circumstance surrounding a little box receive from John Carpenter, Texas utllltie executive, and as to his-purchase o In government bonds durtn the first few months of 1935 whe his salary totaled only Before the house rules committei he and others testified nothing bu cigars was In the much-dlscusse box, and he submitted checks an such to show he had something Ilk in cash during the period i: question in excess of the bonds' cosl No Definite Flans. Representative Dies wh brought out Patton's counter test] mony before the rules committee on which Dies is a member, said toda he had heard the vote of confidenc idea discussed, but that he knew o no definite plans for it. He suggest ed such a vote should await sub- mission by the committee of its re port on the Patton phase of the In qulry. The committee planned to resume its hearings tomorrow with furthe questioning of Bernard B. Robinson Chicago investment security firm head employed in Washington by the Associated Gas and Electric company during consideration of the utilities measure. Investigators have been trying to trace over the week' end a call to Robinson Sunday nlghi See PATTON Page 6, Col. 8 NOCONA, Dennis, 79. Aug. Scott pioneer Montague county farmer and owner ol much oil-producing property in the No- cona field, died at tils home 12 JjMles north of here today. He had 'lived there more than 40 years. TO ATTEND RODEO AUSTIN, Aug. Allred sold today he would attend d. rodeo at San Augustine Satur- nformed Sources See Immediate Snags For Peace Conferees ROME, Aug. mili- tary program In East Africa took on fresh Impetus today as Informed sources foresaw Immediate snags for the revived Italo-Ethloplan concili- ation commission. While the government awaited news from Geneva of the reopening of the conciliation commission's dis- cussions, Informed quarters said the four conciliators might encounter difficulties at once In naming a 'Ifth arbiter. The National Federation of World day. The governor planned to fly War Storm Troopers submitted to Center and go by automobile tilt 35 miles to San Augustine. to Bee WAR PLANS Fan 1 7 Illinois Bank Robber and The Slayer of Five Gains Liberty JOUET, 111., Aug. guards at the old state prison here were dismissed today after the ada- :lous escape of Henry J. (Midget) Femekes, bank robber and murder- er of five men. Femekes, most notorious of all convicts at the prison, walked out of the gates Saturday afternoon disguised an a private citizen. His walkout rivaled the "wooden gun" escape of the late John Dllllnger n cleverness. A. L. Bowen, state director of public welfare, and his aides, said Sea ESCAPE Pan I, CoL I Hundred New Texas Laws To Be Added To Books On Friday Situation Serious; Riot ing Spreads to Other Villages; Inspired By Venizelos Adherents ATHENS, Aug. 5. Dandia, Crete, officials tonight ent an urgent request to Ath- ens for troop to iut down rebellious strik- ers after 30 persons were re- lorted wounded. Serious Situation. This request and other reports rom Crete were regarded by au- horlties here as Indicating a more erious situation than was realized ,t noon when the government dis- patched two destroyers, bombing >lanes, and additional troops to the island city. Five policemen were reported wounded and it was stated that many of the rioters were armed. The newspaper vralynl reported that the disorders spread to several villages In Candio province at noon and feat the legal authorities In those places had been overthrown. A, state of siege was declared late today. General Bakppoulos warned the Aug. (British) wws agency dispatch from Paris-.loday said Greek police had suppressed an attempt by 225 Greek soldiera to revolt in the air camp at Athens. The dispatch said one of (he soldiers had fired on the police but that 15 of the alleged rebela had been arrested while the oth- er 10 lied. AUSTIN, Aug. will have 104 new laws added to al- ready crowded statute books this week. Bills affecting public and private welfare in sundry ways will become laws Friday, the ninetieth day after adjournment of the legislature's regular session. The group consti- tutes about one-fourth of the bill crop of the four-month meeting. Thirteen of the laws will affect single counties, many of the 81 others, while general in terms, will apply to only small minorities. Still others will correct ambiguities and minor omissions In civil statutes. Most Important Interest and ef- fect Is the act creating a depart- ment of public safety as an agency to weld the ranger force and state highway patrol Into a modernized state police system. Bureaus of Intelligence, commu- nications, education, and Identifica- tion and records will comprise the department. The rangers and high- way patrol, retaining their Identi- ties, will form two of three depart- mental divisions, the third being the headquarters division. Three commissioners of public safety will manage the department through a director. In advance of the acts becoming law. Governor AHred selected George W, Cottlng- ham of Houston, Albert Sidney Johnson and Ernest Goens or Tyler to be commissioners. Another new law for the safety of Texans will prohibit owners of livestock from permitting animals to run at large on highways with fenced right-of-ways, violators will face a_fine ol up to J200. A new penal offense will be cre- ated, that of attempted burglary of vessel, steamboat or railroad car. Law enforcement against this type BITTER SENATE FIGHT CERTAIN See NEW LAWS Page 6, Col. I Decision On Cof ton Loan Due This Week mum Iron Nerve Is Unshake After Meeting Former Lover In Jail strikers his forces would open fire If they did not desert the streets but as dusk fell the revellers still maintained their. positions. Started with Strike. The rebellion originated from a labor strike which turned into riot- ing. The government asserted the See REVOLT Page 8, Col. 5 -------1 Veto For Pension Bill Is Forecast WASHINGTON, Aug. A veto of the bill restoring full pen- sion payments to Spanish-Ameri- can war veterans was indicated to- day at the white house. Veterans Administrator Frank T. Hines and Daniel Bell, acting dl- ector of the budget, presented a eport on the measure to Presi- dent Roosevelt. It emprasized there Is no provl- ion to raise the esti- mated cost of the legislation. Mr. Roosevelt offered no com- ment pending a study of the report. However, the attitude of Hlnes __id Bell was regarded as indica- Ive of administration disapproval. Aug. Justin r. McCarthy irf felony cour today Issued a warrant ehargin Mandeville W. Zenge, 26-ysar-ol Missouri carpenter, with the emas culatlon-slaying of his love rlva Dr. Walter J. Bauer. Judge McCarthy made the war rant returnable tomorrow morning Charles S. Dougherty, assistan state's attorney, said' he would gc before the grand jury tomorrow am ask that a murder indictment be re turned against Zenge. Mrs. Louise Bauer, whose husbam was mutilated and fatally Injurec last Wednesday, was expected to go before the grand Jury. Dougherty said she had been served with subpoena. Iron Nerves Hold Zenge's iron nerves failed to break early today despite 48 hours of constant examination and dramatic meeting under police eyes with Mrs. Louise Schaffer Bauer, widow of Dr. Walter J. Bauer, whose brutal murder by a mutilating op- eration the police were seeking to solve. Zenge, has steadfastly declined to discuss the slaying of Dr. Bauer. The widow, who hurried here from Cleveland by airplane after the funeral of her husband, was led See ZENGE Page 8, Col. 5 Hogs High New Ceiling of FORT WORTH, Aug. Hogs soared to a new six-year high n the Fort Worth market today rtien they reached a top of 511 a undredW6lBhL_____ LONDON, Mahatma CHICAGO Gandhi was considered by British 1 tnHnT, tn linlra 1 rrrclt he-hoof prices hit a new seasona Igh in Chicago livestock market All-India Federation Now Being Organized For Self-Government oday. A peak of per hundred- eight was paid for prime med- im weight hogs. This Is the high- it since Aug. 29, 1930, when as paid for the same grade o] Kills Helpless Son and Then Suicides WICHITA, Kas., Aug. lam Whilby. elderly farmer ar Goddard, Kas., west of here day shot and killed his -yce.r old son. Roland and then mmlttcd suicide, Clem Rogers, dgwlck county undersherlfl said. Rogers attributed the shooting to despondency brought on by the father's 111 health and his unwill- ingness to die and leave his son a burden on his stepmother. Roland had been helpless, Rogers said, since he was a small child and unable to leave his bed. circles today to have a great op portunity for a comeback In the new all-India federation. .All Indian parties are looking forward eagerly to the Information of the federation, being created un- der authority of the India law re- cently enacted by parliament, for self-government of that ancient land. Officials expressed doubt, how- ever, that the wiry little ascetic, who retired to the background after struggling along for India's In- dependence, would re-enter poli- tics. They felt that the Mahatma would press on In his social and economic program for betterment of the masses, but that he would leave political affairs to others. Strong organizing efforts have yet to be made by Britain to get ;he new federal system In shape. Constituencies arc being marked out, arrangements lor elections have been made, plans lor provin- cial and local governments are be- ing mapped out. and voters are be- ing listed. Announcement Expected Af- ter Crop Estimate Release Thursday Morning WASHINGTON, Aug. (UP) The new deal this week approach- es a billion dollar decision on what It's going to do about American cotton. On Thursday, at 11 a. m., E. 8. T government experts will announce the first official estimate of the 1935-36 cotton crop, most valuable of United States agricultural har- vests.. 1 AC government is expected to the er It will continue to hold cotton acquired on loans to farmers or whether It can pour some back Into the treasury hy unloading here and abroad Its stocks of cotton. The world supply of American cotton, counting this year's crop, is expected to be valued roughly at regardless of the ac- tual number of bales It will total The decision on a cotton loan this year will Involve this supply. The government now has approx- imately bales of cotton, acquired at a cost of which It will sell and turn the money back to the commodity credit corporation If market condi- tions permitted. The United States acquired Its cotton by loans to farmers, taking the cotton as collateral up to 12 cents a pound. It agreed to make a cotton loan again this .year. The figure at which this loan will be made, as yet undetermined, will have a vital effect on the cotton market and the industry. The United Press was Informed authoritatively that President Bonnie Patton Bonnie Patton, 17, daughter of Rep. Patlon telling tht house rules commiUee In Wash- ington that E. V. Sellers, of Abi- lene, NRA employe, said he knew a b oi her father received In a utility man's hotel room contain- ed clran. (Associated Preai Pho- to.) Tentative Plans Madt For Tacking Bonus and Inflation Proposals On New Bill FIVE INJURED IN COLLISION None Are Seriously Hurt In Accident Near Here Five persons received Injuries ate Sunday afternoon when an Oldsmobile sedan driven by Mrs. W. J. Langham of Rotan and a Roosevelt last March privately' Whippet belonging to Harry Par- stated that the loan would not ex-, Her of Coleman collided on Hlgh- ceed 12 cents a, pound. Sen. John I way 1, about four miles west of Abl- i. Bankhead, D., Ala., chairman of .he senate agricultural committee, said today that he.would be "very much surprised" If a I2-cent loan Is not authorized. "I think the president is waiting until the AAA bill (now In con- erence) Bankhead said. He has told a number of us he ivould do it If he got the cotton ontrol act extended." AAA officials, however, with the xcepllon of Oscar Johnson, man- iger of the cotton pool, were re- See COTTON Page 6, Col. 8 lene. Mrs. fjangham, her husband and son, William, were rushed to the West Texas Baptist sanitarium In Elliott's ambulance where were treated for injuries. they Mrc. See FIVE HURT Page 8, Col. 6 TUCSON PUBLISHER DIES TDCSON, Ariz.. Aug. Frank Harris Hitchcock, publisher of the Tucson Daily Citizen and former postmaster general died to- WASHLNOTOIT, B._ AP The administration'! tax bill, estimated to rsiie be- tween and additional annual nue, was passed today by tht house and sent to the senate. Fight Certain A bitter controversy In that branch appeared certain before the measure, upon which the time of congressional adjournment Is voted on. The senate finance committee has been holding hearings for several days to expedite action. Action came after a republican attempt to pigeon-hole the tax bill In the ways and means was defeated. The vote on final passage was an- nounced as 283 to 96. The motion to send the bill back to committee, was offered by Rep- resentative There was not even a standing; vote on the republican recommittal motion. Chairman Harrison of the finance committee hopes to com- plete hearings by Wednesday and to report the bill out this week. floor consideration probably will over until next week. f It Is likely the finance commit Itself win make In Mil. Harrison IMS' compUtatrl the Baton goes beyond the prtt- denfs suggestions In many Speets- He probably will attempt ease the Inheritance levies, and pos- sibly the surtaxes, although liberal! Mil' try to make them more drastic and also may make an effort to dip lower Into the smaller brackets for Income taxes. Tentative plans have been made for offering the soldiers' bonus 'and Frazler-Lemke Inflationary farm mortgage refinancing proposals u riders. The measure. In brief. Increase! taxes on Individual Incomes over substitutes a graduated cor- poration Income tax for the present flat levy; puts new taxes on In- heritances and gifts In addition to those already borne by estates and gifts; Imposes new taxes of 5 to 20 per cent on "excess" profits of cor- porations. Hundreds Die In Storm In China day In the Desert sanatorium pneumonia. U. S. CARTOON Vanity Fair Banned; Pokes Fun at the Emperor WASHINGTON, Aug. Secretary of State Cordell Hull to- ALLRED SAVES McCANN'S LIFE Given Death For Slaying of Woman at Temple AUSTIN, Aug. Allred today commuted the death day voiced a cautious expression of entencc 0[ Hugh MeCann, convict- regret to Japanese Ambassador Hi- d f slavmg Uillan Dnvls Septem- In _ AMOY, China. Aug. eral hundred persons were killed or drowned today when the most vio- lent typhoon In many years struck the South China coast. Virtually the entire part of Southern Fuklen province suffered heavy life and property losses. The center of the disturbance was at Chuanchow, 100 miles north of Amoy. As the storm roared Inland streams were flooded and numerous villages were completely submerg- ed. Another similar storm was re- ported approaching. rosi Saito that rcpubllcatlon In an American magazine of a cartoon lampooning the Japanese emperor had been misunderstood In Japan. TOKYO, Aug. foreign olflcc spoke-man said today the August Issue of Vanity Fair has been banned In Japan because the government feared a caricature of Emperor Hlrohilo might arouse 111 feeling "against all Americans." Officials of both the horn? office and the foreign office characterized is "terrible" the caricature portray- ing the emperor as pulling a Jin- See CARTOON Pxe 8, Col. ber 13, 1334. in Temple, to life im- prisonment. He exprPssPd the wish that no succeeding governor would extend MeCann further clemency or com- mutation of sentence. "While I realize I cannot bind my successors, yet I want them to un- derstand It has been made known ;o me by MeCann and his relatives that they arc all well satisfied with term of life Imprisonment (or Governor Allred said; "that they do not want him released Irom Jic penitentiary during his natural life and they have assured me they See McCANN Page 8, CoL S Ethiopia to Buy Arms From Japan LONDON, Aug. pla has signed a contract Tor a "very heavy" consignment of arms and ammunition from Japan, the exchange telegraph Addis Ababa correspondent said today, and is preparing to receive a. Japanese military and commercial mission. Wea ana cloudy night and Tutadny. Weft TVeal al 100th Eeridjan Partly cloudy, probably ahowen In extreme weit portion tonight and Tuesday, slightly cooler In Panhandle Tuesday. East of luOUl meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Temperaturea Sun. Hon. 19 78 77 It 75 74 n S3 Midnight 80 Noon ............M Sunrlsn Sunset 7p.m. 7a.m. Dry thtrmomeler ..68' 73- Wet thermometer Relatlva humldltf utift 72% cinuoY   

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