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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR P Wtyt Hfoflene Bail? "WITHOUT Oft WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YCUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ME VOL LIV. Full Leased Wires of Anoclated Prm (W) United (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST TWELVE PAOES (Evening Edition of The AMene Morning Newt) NUMBER Social Security Stymied Says F D Security Board John B. wtiunt fanner fovernor of New tbunpahlre, wu cbown by President Roosevelt to jwt hU buff Mclal profrain into operation. Winant, a republican, Will Save u tab assWanls two democrats, Arthur J. Altmeyer (center) of Wisconsin and Vin- cent Morgan Miles (lower) of Albums. (Associated Press THIRD PARTY STIR STARTED Massachusetts Governor and Douglas Would Team NEW YORK, Aug. dis- patch to the New York Times today from Charles R. Mitchell nt Chi- cago quoted an unnamed prominent citizen returning from the home of Wllilam Randolph Hearst in Cal- ifornia as saying that an independ- enUdemocratlc party was about to buBiunched. iFsakl former Governor Joseph B. Hy of Massachusetts and former Budget Director Lewis W. Douglas might be running mates In 1936. The dispatch named Balnbrldge Colby, secretary of stnte In the Wil- son administration, R.I the leader of a revolt of democrats from the New Deal and said that definite plans of French To Oppose Sanctions Against Italy Inquiry Shows City Admittedly Wet But Little Officers Can Do A so-called "court of Inquiry" con- ducted Wednesday morning in Jus- tice Lindsay P. Walden's court by Esco Walter, count" attorney, to look nto beer sales in Abilene, produced, testimony to this effect: The town is pretty thoroughly wet, so far as 3.2 sales are concern- ed, and the business is conducted openly, over the counter, and with cnowledge or law-enforcing agencies. But there Is very little they can do about It. Their complaint is that witnesses won't testify and juries wont convict, as city and county have learned after spending con- siderable sums working up cases. Testimony The court of inquiry was called by Walter on strength of a news story in Tuesday's Abilene Reporter an- nouncing results of a beer-buying excursion by members of the staff. Nine places were visited, six of them in downtown business district, and beer was bought over the counter at six, two the ABC brand that contains six per cent alcohol. Max Bentley. managing editor of the Reporter and Abilene Morning News, who accepted responsibility for the story, appeared as a volun- tary witness. Under questioning by Walter, before a crowded court- room, the witness made the follow- ing statement: That he himself had not made the purchases, but had sent out members ot his staff. That if he did not know of his own'knowledge the sales were made Monday aft- ernoon, he was convinced of it be- cause his reporters told him they had bought it, and turned In ex- pense accounts for the purchases. That on Tuesday afternoon he had called Walter by telephone, olfertnj to buy him a bottle of beer within a short distance of the Reporter- News office and offering to show him at least 50 cases piled against the wall. That he had conveyed the same Invitation to Sheriff Burl Wheeler. That neither invitation was accepted. Bentley was followed to the stand See BEER, Fate H. Col. 7 Date Definitely Set For Special Session Delay Until September 16 to Avoid Evils of Hurried! Passed Legislation For Control of Liquor AUSTIN, Aug. 28. A special session of the Texas legislature to enact liquor laws was definitely an- nounced by Governor James V. All' red today to convene September 16. ..In announcing the date the gov- w le time to -prepare and stud legislation before the session con. vehes.. Be said one of the reasons he de- elded. to delay the session until September-it' was the assurance the Dean prohibitory law will remain In effect in territory' previously dry by local option even after the offi- cial canvass and declaration of pas- sage of the repeal amendment to the state constitution. 'The attorney general has held correctly and clearly that the Dean law not only Is still In effect in dr- territory but that it will continue 1 effect in dry territory even afte the Allred said. Delay I the session, he said, therefore woul not permit sales pending new legis taxed in wet 'local option territory he did not consider would offse the disadvantage of "hurrledJ passed" legislation. "There has been some demand fo an earlier session on the assumptlo that the entire state would be we when the'CGiistltutional amendmen vote Is canvassed, but this is not so Pension Mix-Up. "The mix-up at Washington ove the old-age pension status is an See LEGISLATURE, Page 11, Col. America's Course Awaits Outcome of Roosevelt, Hull Conference WASHINGTON, Aug. Soviet-American relations were un lergolng severe strain today, thoug was not generally believed ther would be a complete break, at leas Immediately. President Roosevelt is expected tc iQld an Important conference wit Secretary Hull to canvass the situ tlon in the light of Moscow's fla rejection" of an American protes gainst Communist activities he] 0 be unfriendly interference in thi ountry's affairs. Only after the conference, whic bservers believe will be held quick y. Is any announcement of th .merlcan course expected. Though the American note hat spoken of the possibility of "seriou many observers be eved on the basis of Information ow that the adminlstra on would not break off relations 1 least at present. The Russian note obviously was nsatlsfactory to the govemmen ere, however, and in the absence any official comment observers ere slow to predict the course that Ight be followed. The United States had leveled the ccusatlon that speeches and activ- es at the recent Moscow meeting the third International, at hlch Communist drives and prop, panda. In the United States were Bee RUSSIA, Page 11, Col. 1. White Keeps Lead Over Paul Johnson JACKSON, Miss., Aug. With returns from of the state's precincts tabulated in Mississippi's run-off primary for Rovemor, Hugh L. White of Colum- bia maintained his lead over Paul B. Johnson of Hattlesburg today. White's lead stood at with 248.963 votes tabulated. Tlie count stood: May Devote All His Time To Shaping Campaign Plans For 1936 WASHINGTON, Aug. The imminent return of James A. Parley alter a vacation. In Hawaii led to a renewal of reports today that he will relinquish the postmaster generalship during the autumn. Farley, now in California, is to reach the capital next week to re- sume with full vigor the chairman- ship of the democratic national See FARLEY, Page 8, Col. 7 Sportsman Flight Enters Missouri TULSA, Okla., Aug. 28. The Spurtsman's air derby roared away to Springfield, Mo., in an early start today on the fourth leg of Its five-day transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to the Cleveland national air races. Ceclle Hamulton of Los Angeles, traveling in her midget plane, left ;he municipal airport more than an hour ahead of the field, at a. m. Miss Hamilton became lost on the Oklahoma Clty-Tulsa hop yetserday and was late into '5 Daily Increase of Barrels Fixed By Rail Commissioners. AUSTIN, Aug. 28. The Texas railroad commission" today -of .Wari.363 JfteUve- Sept-1. It was barrels more than permitted by the Aug. 1 schedule. E. o. Thompson, chairman of the commission, said the order did not change the basis of proratlpn to include acreage as a factor, which was demanded by major operators and bitterly opposed by small pro- ducers at the commission's hearing. The allowable set for Texas in September was barrels less than the bureau of mines estimate of a daily market demand for Texas crude of barrels. Thomp- son said the margin was retained to provide for new pools. The East Texas proratton base o: a daily allowable of three per cent of the hourly potential was changed. On that basis the com- mission calculated the allowable Sept. 1 would be barrels compared to barrels July 22. Panhandle Unchanged The Panhandle allowable of 100 barrels was unchanged, as were allowables of barrels lor Moore county and 837 barrels for Poard county. September 1 and July 23 allow- ables for other fields, respectively, were: North Texas, and Vest Central Texas, and See ALLOWABLE, Pap) 11, Col. 5 I Laval Informs Cabinet o the Dangers of Italia Stand; Sees Hope Fo A Solution PARIS, Aug. 28 French cabinet today empow ered Premier Laval to oppos the application of sanctions b the league of nations agains Italy in its conflict with Ethii pia. In a four-hour session, th cabinet heard .Laval's plan to induce the league council b regard an Italian war again; Ethiopia ai a "colonial" eip dition. Given Free Hand The premier, It was learned from a responsible source; has been give a virtually free hand to negotlat the settlement at Geneva. The mln liters were reported agreed that was impratlve for. France to retail the friendship of both Italy an Great'Britain, but. that It was 1m portant to save the league from loss of prestige Abilene and loDlght and tiursday. West of 100th nurldlan -fllr lonlBht and Thursday. East of ]00th meridian air tonight and Thursday. Tempera Tiiea. p.m. 86 Kl 82 11 thermometer et thermometer Ive humidity Midnight 78 Noon 92 Ise J Sunset 7p.m. 7a.m. 73" 83- 73" 72' .56S K% 353 told the cabinet'that England was less .determined to act drastlcall and realizes the danger of the Ital ian stand that "sanctions' mean Hope for a solution, Laval wi said to have told- the ministers, wa tightened by II Duce's agreemen to present the case at Geneva, in dlcatlng a desire to avoid a breai with the league or the big powers. II Duce Finishes Part In Army Maneuvers WITH THE ITAILIAN ARMY BOLZANO, Italy, Aug. Premier Mussolini, with six cabi- net ministers and eleven undersec- retaries, concluded participation m army maneuvers today and came to town for a cabinet meeting which a high official said would "produce See ITALIAN, Page 11, Col. I UCV SELECTS INDIAN BAND Appointed Official Unit At Amarillp Reunion The Indian band of McMurry college has been designated as the official band of the Amarlllo reun- ion of Veterans of the Confederacy, Dr. Cluster   announce- ment to a rraip of newipaper OMB JM MUM tlttt he bad volunteered for active service. He Intends to nail far Brazil on Sept. 10 (o Inaugurate a pow- erful abort nvi; radio at Santos. He will return lo It- lay about the end of Septem- ber and enroll In the army M a volunteer In the engineering corps. To do M he will renounce his present rank as raplaln In the navy. Marconi refused to reveal the exact nature of hit experlmenu, bo tMMi U per- fect some phases before he leaves for Brazil. No definite announcement would be made, he uld, until he had obtained patents. Those who heard the wlrelesi wizard got the Imprestlon that If his experiments met with the expected success he would be able (o paralyze operations of fleets and airplanes, halt auto- mobiles, slop all types of mil- itary mechanized and take warfare back to the foot soldier cavalry era. WASHINGTON, Auf. The resignation of James A. Mof- fett, federal housing administrator, was announced today by President Roosevelt, Moffett, who has been seeking for months to return to private busi- ness, will leave the government ser- vice Sept. 1 Stewart McDonald, acting administrator. Is believed to be In line for Moffett's post. In his letter of resignation, Mof- fett told the president that despite necessary delays In getting the housing program under way the housing administration was Insur- ing construction and- repair loans at the rate of a month. He also quoted bureau of labor statistics to show that residential building permits tlirough the coun- try In July had Increased 214 per cent In value as compared with July, 1934. Non residential permits were up 18.4 per cent, he said, while alteration and repair permits had lumped 35.9 per cent. Mr. Roosevelt replied to the de- parting administrator: "You have done a splendid piece See MOFFETT, Pace t. Col. 8 New England Filer Is Fatally Injured PROVIDBNCE. R. I., Aug Crane Jr. well known New England aviator, was fatally Injured, and Arthur Howe, WHOM address given as Scandale, Pa., was critically hurt, when plane piloted by Crane crashed near the Rhode Island state airport today. Crane died at St. Joseph's hospital. BANDIT SHOOTS MOTORIST SAN ANTONIO, Aug. aa.-MV- Val O. Clark, an official of the dU- aoled American veterans heie, val shot In .the right hand early today by a man who leaped on the run- ning board of his automobile near Brooka Field. Cleric knocked the man from the board ai UMI budlt Iftwt   

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