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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1935, Abilene, Texas IDY gttfltne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT noN VOL LIV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press Untied Preee (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, PAGES (Evenlno Edition of The Abftm Mows) NUMBER 288 Chicagoan First To Finish Air Dash WPA Chief To Get Phantom Hill Bid Saturday Cloudburst Wreaks Damage Of Half Million At Las Graces Speech Irked US the speech Georiia TBimltroff of the Communist In- ternational that "the Communist party should support the elec- tion of Freildent Roosevelt he- cause his defeat might enable forca U> five us a body which was reported to have caus- ed the note of protest ol (he United States to the Soviet. (Ai- uciited Press Ifrew Governor Uujh L. While Columbia, foe ajipucntfy has defeated Paul B. Johnson, Hat- tlwburf, in Misslsslp'pi's.ratioff primary-for eriiatoriil nominattoh. (Associ- ated Press May Alter Wars Success In tests thai may rev- olutionize warfare methods, us- ing ultra short waves to paralyze operation of planes, warships, and motorized land equipment, is believed near by Guglielmo Marconi, below, wireless tele- graphy Inventor, who announced in Italy that his experiments are in an advanced stage. He made his revelation as he volunteered for srmy sendee in East Africa. REIMS Whistle Over Infantry In War Maneuvers As Panic Preventive Ethiopian Situation at a Glance By the Assoicated Press. BOLZANO, fired real shells over the heads of ad vanclng infantrymen In war maneU' vers to cure them of panic from their own fire. Addis French and Greek legations are understood to have 'given assurance there Is no present cause of alarm. notice posted at the Ethiopian legation acknowledges that contributions to the empire's cause are "gratefully received." .WITH THE ITALIAN ARMY, BOLZANO. Italy, Aug. Make-believe was abandoned In the war maneuvers on the Austrian frontier today as the Italian artil- lery and machine guns poured shells and bullets over the heads of thousands of advancing infantry. deadly missiles were substi- tuted for harmless explosfvtsYby .leaders that' real designed? diers often fall when tliey Sear" the WAR GAME, Fate 16, Col, Alcohol Control Measure Signed WASHINGTON, Aug. President; Roosevelt today signed the bill establishing a new alcohol control agency, to replace the one crippled by the supreme court's NBA decision. It puts the new administration in the treasury and in charge of a code forbidding- false advertising, misrepresentation on labels and other practices considered unfair. Tiie bill bars- the sale of liquor In and from barrels. This provision was the center of prolonged controversy In congress. Six Inch Downpour Thirty Year Record For Town In New Mexico LAS CRUCES, N. M., Aug. estimated damage of S500.000 was done here today when a torrential rainfall struck Las Cruces. Houses collapsed when the heavy downpour soaked the adobe mud from which' the majority of them are constructed. No loss of life was reported. It was estimated that six Jncli of rain fell In Las Cruces, th heaviest recorded here in more thai 30 yeans. The highway between Las Cruce and Paso, Texas, was Impassa ble. Railroad tracks were washec out, stopping all traffic. The storm extended from Anthon to Elephant Butte. All the dry ar royos flowed bank full during th storm and dumped the water Into the Rio Grande river. The residential section of th town suffered the heaviest dam age. As the water started to reced rescue parties worked to salvag furniture and household goods, bur led under the debris of the crumb led houses. Most of the houses are construct ed of adobe, which soaked up th water and then collapsed. Mayor Benson Newell, -of Las Cruces, directed the rescue and sal vage work. WILLCOX, .'Ariz., Aug. The'body "of Steve Stapleton, 6 Dallas, Texas, fifth .victim of th tragic bus accident near Dragoon was. found today silt-covered, si: miles from where the heavy ma chine, was liuried against a tele See fLOOD, 16, Col. 5 Barbussle, Noted French Writer, Dies LONDON, Aug. Reu- ;ers (British) News Agency dispatch 'rom Moscow today said Henri Bar- jussle. noted French writer, died He was 61. The dispatch said he had been in the Kremlin hospital for several weeks, suffering from pneumonia. TRADE SEESAW LIFTS RETAIL, LOWERS WHOLESALE VOLUME Summer Season Ends With Spectacular Increases Reports Dun Bradstreet In Weekly Survey NEW YORK, Aug. ing trends in retail trade indus- trial a slackening In wholesale markets was reported to- day by Dun Bradstreet In Its weekly survey of business conditions. "The summer season Is closing with some of the most spectacular Increases In many years recorded for both the production and distri- bution of merchandise, and. with preparations under way for a wider advance during the It stated. "Although production in a few di- visions was curtailed to permit ar- rangements for higher schedules, the geheral rise of Industrial oper- ations has yet to be it ild The report pointed out that be- cause of the rising trend of retail distribution at the close of August last year, Increases over the com- parative showing of 1934-were smaller than during the opening weeks of the month, as the estimat- ed gain for the country was held to a range of 2 to 20 per cent. "Following the excellent turnover since the first of the the survey continued, "lighter buying was in evidence In most branches of the wholesale markets during the week, "There were no developments during the week to alter perceptibly the average of Industrial operations, which held to 20 to 30 per cent above the comparative 1934 level." Application Being Made For Federal OK Is Expected Abilene'i application for con- struction of the Phantom Hull dam and reservoir as a special district project under the Works Progreii administration successfully cleared the district hurdles early Friday afternodn, and is now ready for state coll- sideration. it Mayor C. L. Johnson was to leave at 3 p. m. today for Sail Antonio, where he has an ap- pointment at 10 a. m. Saturday to personally nresent the appli- cation to H. P. Drought, state WPA director. Total Over Million The project totals with application being made for frame federal funds, largely for labor. It would provide man months of work, or more than l.otio man years, with 1741 set up per man 1 commission .t tpe'project approval, at San 16. The application, with care- fully drawn plans and complete ex- hibits, .was completed late Friday morning by Hobbs, city eng- ineer, and was Immediately ap- proved by District Director W. 8. James' office in Abilene. Accompanying the inayor to San Antonio was fo be C. M.1 Caldwell, a Member of'the Brazos river flood control board. The Phantom Hill dam was earlier Included as a part of the Brazos river flood control project, but when that project was reduced this week from approximately Su WPA, Page 15, Col. 8 Boy's Discovery Of Loot Brings Arrest Of Bandit Suspect Officers Prepare To File Charges Against Midland Ma At Barstow; In Bills Found Under Auto- mobile Seat By Six-Year Old Lad MIDLAND, Aug. The chance discovery by a ilx-year-old boy of In bills today had led to the apprehension of a bank rob- bery suspect and the recovery of all but of the loot. Officers held a 28-year-old man at Midland and prepared to file charges against him at Barstow, where the Citizens State bark was looted by a robber Wednesday noon. The suspect refused comment. Little Harry Bauer, son ol.Ser- seat geant and Mrs. Tony the huge bills i of an automobile at 'municipuJ airport here while playing late yes- terday, Harvey Sloan, owner of the airport, said.' Sergeant Bauer, government em ploye, notified Sloan of his son discovery. Sloan recovered the bills hid them in a box at the alrpo and called officers. The susptc found at his home, was amtted. Examining trial for the man.has been set for Saturday afternoon Barstow. L. H. Nutt, cashier of the bant said today he had positively Ident fled the man held as- the one wh entered the bank, gathered up th bills and then forced Nutt and h son Into a vault. Nutt also Ident fled the bills taken from the ban District Attorney William Ker was in Midland questioning the sus pect. Leaders lee 'Memorabl ;Fjght; PetWeen? Borah And Frank Knox Capone Taxed Big Sum for Pro Beer .CHICAGO, Aug. 'apone, Chicago gang leader now serving 11 years in Alcatraz yrison on Income tax charges, was assessed today by the commissioner of internal revenu; for unpaid taxes on barrels, of high-powered prohibition beer. The assessment- was certified to .he commissioner of Internal rev- enue by Joseph Lawrence, admin- strator for the attorney general in charge-of the taxes and penalties unit of the U. 'S. deartment of ustlce. The treasury will endeavor to collect the araoiiit du; by civil proceedings. j Denton Fire Loss Placed at DENTON, Aug Headlee Tire company plant was wept by fire earlj today, causing a oss estimated at The fire, of undetermined origin, was discovered at 1 a. m. and fire- men fought It for tour hours before t was extinguished! WASHINGTON, Aug. Seeking to discern the dim and un certain .outlines of 1636. some re publican leaders figured' today thi there miy be a memorable contes between Col. Frank Knox, Chicag published and Senator Borah i Idaho lor the party's nomination. They agreed that it is too BOO to make definite predictions; tha much tan happen to change th picture again and again before de clslve events occur. Nevertheles though leaders are loath to tal publicly, they are discussing Borah-Knox struggle as among th many possibilities. Some of them even have It a figured out that Borah-Knox Btrug gle might result in a deadlock whlcl would bring the nomination of compromise candidate such as Sen ator Vandenberg, ot Michigan, Governor Landon, of Kansas, some "dark horse." There was a disposition here t( feel that the action of former Vic President Curtis, Senator Capper o Kansas, and others in coming oul See GOP'S, Page 16. Col. 5 Dead Queen Astrid Is Brought Home To Sorrowing Country BRUSSELS, Aug. the draped with black crepe and muffled roll shrill notes of drums and the of bugles sounding "Aux Champs" (Last the dead Queen Astrld made her tragic homecoming today to the country which had grown to love her. Banked with white flowers and lighted by six large candles, the simple coffin wu placed In the pal- ace chapel (Chapelle The special train that bore the body from Switzerland as it drew Into the downtown Oare Du Nordj palace. fUtlon at a. m. central Then shop windows were shuttered. A deathlike hush fell over the crowd outside the station as the queen's body was lifted from the coach in which It made the over- night Journey from Lucerne, Sobs Irom the bareheaded crowd broke the deep silence as attend- ants placed the casket In the mo- tor hearse' outside the somberly draped station and ttepped back to await tht itart of the drive to the Iteodard time) found a city In mourning. .BcnMDOff wowda wiept openly to t. druntd, hung with heavy black velvet, began the funeral roll, and ttif, noUa from the trumpet! of of army buileri rani out in UM ly bustling square facing the sta- tion. The funeral will be next Tues- day. Leopold LeaM Train. King Leopold lefj the train at Oare Du Luxemboui, before it ar- rived at the downtown station, and drove to the palacejln an automo- bile to await his qilf.n's udoy. Governmental and! city dignitaries rode In six automobtes which mov- ed behind the hcafe as the sad procession to the 'palace began. Troops lined each site of the street as the cortege wounl its way slowly up Boulevard Du Jirdln Botanlquc II, OeL t CHAOS FACES OIL INDUSTRY Regulation Board Quits As Standard Cuts Prices LOS ANQEtES. Aug. Chaos faced the state oil producing Industry today after the resignation In a body of the California petro- leum .producers' central committee production regulating group. After the resignation, which took place a special meeting, J. R Pemberton, state oil umpire, an- nounced his office would cease to function except that It would con- tinue to keep production records until order Is reestablished in the industry. Resignation of the committee fol- lower! an announcement by Stand- ard Oil company which' cut the price of crude oil approximately 50 cents per barrel In light oil grades. Pemberton recently warned that the California oil Industry WM threatened with destruction unless war between refiners who do not own wells, and producers who also own refineries was checked. Union Oil company, the Texas company, Shell Oil company and Associated Oil company followed the Standard price cut with announce- ments that they would meet the rates understood to have been set by Standards. Major companies, Pemberton said, had threatened to withdraw their iupport to the oil curtailment unleu win jreri tagged. Stops Route Inclyde Many DALLAS, Aug. of Mid-Continent Airlines, Inc., an riouhced today the establishment o a new air line to serve towns be tween Dallas and Midland: R. B. Clement, president of th company, said dally round-tri schedules will be started tomorrow morning; The first, plane will leav Dallas, which will. be. headquarter, at 7 a. m. Clement said the com pany was organized by buslnes men in the towns to. be. served. Both passengers and express wl be carried. Clement.said model'U ten-passenger, trl-motored Stln sons and Wasp-powered, eight-pine single motor planes, .will be used. Clement- formerly was asslstan manager of the fourth airways dts trlct of the department or com merce, stationed at Fort Worth, and resigned, he the new company. Jimrnie Harper will be operations manager. The night from .Dallas to Mid- See AIRLINE, Pace. 16, Col. S Colbert Divorced Manager Reveals HOLLYWOOD, Calif.; Aug. Peldman, Business manager for Claudette Colbert, Ilamorous motion picture star, said oday the actress had obtained a Mexican divorce 'from her actor- lusband, Nonhah Poster. The dlvore, Fcldman said, Was ob- alned more than a week ago, but le said he could not tell where In Mexico It was secured. The marriage of the Paris-born actress and Foster, who i'irst gain d prominence on the New York tage, occurred eight or nine years ago when they played' together in The Barker" on Broadway. Abilene tnti clcutiy IghL and Saturday, .waruur SiLurday. Wert ot lOOlh meridian 'arlly cloudy and unnetlled, probably ahow n In aouth portion tonight anil Saturday, [fKhtly cooler fn nutheait portion tonlant, warmer tn north and west portion! ay. Eajt or 100th meridian cloudy tonight Saturday; prob. bly phowera on weit c'o'avL and In portion; coofer on eaMl coaat nd In aoulhvvit pgrtlon tonight; warmer north portion Saturday! Tempflraturea p.m. a.m. Thun. Frl. 60 61 cinui UiarmomaUr it Uiarmomalar lalln MloWUr ..MS, Midnight .Sunrlre Runlet 7p.m. 7a.m, Cecil Allen Is Killed on Takeoff; Woman Flier Down in New Mexico, Leonard in Kansas CLEVELAND, Aug. Howard, com peting in the Bendix trophy race, landed at the municipal airport here at p. ffl Eastern Standard time today He wai the first of the contwt- anti to reach Cleveland. Speaking into an amplifier Howard aaid be would not go on to New York in an attemp to set a new transcontinenta record. Howard took off from tha Union air terminal at Bnrbarik, Cal., at a. m., Eaiten Standard time. His unoffioia time for the race distance wai 8 houri 39 minntei. Landed At Cllr Howard landed at Kansas City at a. m. (EST) took on 130 gal- lons of gasoline and departed at Although Howard was.first to ar- rive here at the tpent of the na- tional air races, there was no Indi- cation whether he win the air classic. Howard arrived during a drinltBg rain that was threatening to focct pwtjxme.miBnt, i jV-.- jitMnlrfttes slower'than the record fe( In JS33 by James G.: iHaiillrS. Five Oihtn In lane Five other rncen' hurtled the sky today in the annual Ben- fllx trophy Burbank, to Cleveland air race while death and- disap- pointment lay behind them. Cecil Allen was .killed a mile from Burbank airport when cla plane failed to rise eufdcjlently for clearance. Mrs. Jacqueline Cochrane was down at Klngman, Ariz. Royal Depnard' sat disconsolately at Wichita while mechanics rushed to repair his plane. 'Leonard re- turned to Wichita with a broken oil line after refueling there and leav- ng for Cleveland. Seward Pulitzer, tenth entry In See AIR RACE, Page IS, Col. I Trainman Suffers Fractured Skull BROWNWOOD, Aug. E. Henry. 50. Brownwood fireman or the Santa Pe Railway com- pany, received a fractured skull and abrasions about a. m. Friday, while en route from Sweetwater to Coleman. Henry stuck his head out of the rain window Just a mall crane approached. He was In a semi- Conscious condition at noon in a Coleman hospital, where he was brought by Cecil Stovall. R. C. West- ail and Section Foreman Clarence JcCurdy. Pen Fugitive Is Arrested by His Brother OKLAHOMA CRT, Air. lfc_ fiwn BteAMcr llary Aocnt 4 after tiMttla, a In the lei wu hen yentcniay by hit brother, DeiMly Sheriff Salty Bwka, The dtfvlr future Mcphwed him uUmi MM; ewlbin hi, fUtht DcpMy Buta went
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