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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                IDY Ufolem Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron L UV. Fun Leased Wirei of Aesoclated (W) United Prew (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER PAGES (Evening Edition of The AMm MernlRf Nm> MINER Violence Flares In Strike At Mi Labor Counts New Laws As Part Of Year's Gains (WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. W FT Organized labor stopped work today to count Its gains and dis- cuss its problems. At labor day rallies throughout the country, union worklngmen hemrd their leaders applaud enact- ment of the Wagner Labor Disputes law. the Guffey bituminous coal stabilization act, railroad pension measures and the social security program. President Roosevelt and congress were praised by some speakers. In an address at Fairmont, W. Va., yesterday, John L. Lewis, president 01 the United Mine Workers and a vice-president of the American Federation of Labor, said the Rocee- velt administration's record was so .good "that organized labor in the contest to come has no choice but to support the president." This declarotion_from the head of a union that claims upwards of members gave rise to specu- lation among the political minded here as to whether the federation's October convention In Atlantic City, N. J., would endorse Mr. Roosevelt for re-election. Labor's demand for a shorter worlc week was again put forward today with the lederatlon's estimate that workers still are un- employed. HYDE PARK, X. V., Sepl. Roosevelt li ipoidlnt qalet Labor day at home. Borne blUi passed by the recent aes- of conrress which do not meet Ms approval were on the desk In Ibe study room Bt the old family borne and Mr. Roosevelt prepared slate- nients of vetoes. He ha, declined the old method of "pocket vetoes" where laws could be discarded by refusal to aim within the ten day constitutional limit. Any measures he bellevea should be awnaeted will be definitely disapprov- ed ud with a written reason.. "Labor demands a, five day week, a six hour day and a wage that will enable a man and his family to live In reasonable said Frank Morrison, A. F. of L., secretary, in his Labor Day message. Among labor's problems were list- ed probable court tests of all the labor legislation enacted by the just-adjourned, congress. Leaders also pondered 'what success they would have at the next sessWh with proposed legislation to resstabllsh NRA codes and to write the 30- hour week Into law without a con- stitutional amendment. One coal mine operator carried the Guffey Act to court for a te of Its constitutionality within hours after the president had sign ed It. The new labor relation! boari administrator of the Wagner Ac Is giving careful study to the pro lem of what industries it can di with and stay within constitution limitations on the federal govern ment's powers. "The board's powers are express limited to the prevention of. unfa labor practices 'affecting commerce and 'commerce' Is expressly define See LABOR, Page 1, Col. 7 Ranges, Feed Crops Helped By Rains Saddened Belgians Receive Body ol Their Queen The body of Belgium's beloved young Queen Astrld came home In a special funeral train lo a city al- ready shrouded in mourning. The top radio picture shows ihe crepe-draped casfcet being carried from the station in Brussels en route to the royal palace. The lower photo shows the' wrecked automobile which careened Into the reeds at the edge of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, after hitting two trees, hurling Queen Astrld to her death. The queen's funeral will be held tomorrow. TOURIST CASE YET UNSOLVED Youth Dallas Not Identified, Is Cleared DALLAS, Sept. mys- tery of the disappearance of four Illinois tourists in New Mexico last May remained unsolved today after Dallas detectives abandoned efforts to link a safe robbery suspect with the case. The youth was cleared of any im- plication last night after a man who had cashed one of several trav. elers checks belonging to the vaca- tionists failed to identify him as the person who received the money. The suspect was held, however, for Investigation concerning a 000 Ice cream ple.nt robbery last Tuesday. The youth's possible connection with the missing- travelers was In- because of similarity of ptlons between him and the man who cashed a number of the checks ncross Texas and New Mex- ico. Police believe the missing tour- ists, Mr. and Mrs. George Lorius of East St. Louis and Mr. and Mrs. Albert ateberer of Duquoin, PLANE CRASH TAKES3 LIVES Transport Ship Hits Wire, Goes Down In Flames Erline Rainwater of Jones County-i Is Victim; Rites Today Special to the Reporter. ANSON, Sept. for Erllne Rainwater, 17-year-old girl killed in an -automobile accident three miles west of here on highway 83 at a. m. Sunday, will be held at 4 o'clock this aft- ernoon at the Prairie View church. Burial will be made in the cemetery there beside the grave of her moth- r, who died five years ago. The girl was killed and three other persons were Injured when an automobile in which eight young people were returning from a mid- night show In Angon overturned en- route to their homes in the Sinclair MISHAP, Page 8, Col. 7 Cisco Youth Dies In Hit-Run Crash CISCO, Sept. hit-and- run driver was blamed today for the automobile crash on the Cisco lake road last night which cost the life of Robra-t E. Bates, 19-year old son of a hotel manager here. Bates and four other men were riding to Lake Cisco when their car was struck by anothermachlne com- ing from the opposlft direction. Eugene Campbell, In the car with LOS ANGELES, Sept. Three, persons were killed late last night in the fiery crash of a West- ern Air express plane a few minutes after taking off from union air terminal for Salt Lake City. The dead: George C. Sherwood, 39, pilot, Los Angeles; Fred Burlew, co-pllot, 35 Glendale, and Miss Donna NayJor, 22, stewardess, Burbank. Bates, was Injured slightly. Calif. dual motored Boeing trans- port was circling toward the field with Its engines apparently miss- ing, when It struck a high tension wire and crashed into flames against a ranch barn. Firemen battled the heat for 20 minutes before they could recover the charred bodies. Seventeen sacks of U. S. marl were carried In the plane. A dozen postal Inspectors were hastily sum- moned to guard the remains of this cargo. Traffic Jammed on the highways surrounding the scene and scores of officers were called. Fireman Abilene and vicinity Mostly cloudy with BhoncTB and cooler tonight; Tueedny, cloudy. But oi 100th merldlin Mostly cloudy, showers and cooler In north ard well portions lonlglU; Tuesday, cloudy, local fl-iowem In and nouth porllonB, cooler In Inlirlor aouth portion and In extreme en.it pjrtlonfl. Weal or ItiOlh mtrldlan Partly cloudy In north portion, probably occasional rains In aoulh portion Vonlght and Tuesday, cooler In south portion to- night, wanner In north portion Tuesday. Rainfall for 24 hourn ending 7 a. m Inches. Rainfall ilnce drat of year, 30.41 (runtr tor period Int ytfT, Farmers Fear Moisture Will Mean Worm Dam- age To Cotton Rains that drenched Abilene and central West .Texas Sunday night and today were expected to materially benefit ranges and feed crops of the section. total 1.95 Here The fall, ranging from less than a half Inch at Ballinger to approx- imately three and oneMialf inches at Stamford and Alison, throughout -the section. -AbUajai-X ttotal ULshfisV-'for'ttie' past 24 hours, brlng- irij the year's precipitation figure slightly above 20 Inches. Although the rains provided moisture for maturing of cotton, farmers in this area are fearing worm damage to their crops. Cot- ton crops of Taylor county during the past week had already become Infested with army worms, accord- Ing to report? at the county agent's office. f Heavy At Stanford Stamford received the heaviest rain of the section where 3.46 Inch- es had fallen by I o'clock this morning. The rain; that started Sunday afternoon was still falling late this morning. Precipitation at Anson Was between' 3 and 31-2 inches. Hamlln reporjed 2 inches. Siow rala at Haskell amounted to 2.09 Inches and fanners in that section are apprenerilve that con- siderable worm damtge may result. Albany had 1.20 inches through a. m. Heavy falls, were I also reported east of here with Clj-de, Baird and Putnam getting frori two to three .nches. Peanut and pptato crops and "arms were helped ionsiderably by the two Inches of rah at Clyde. Es- Sce RAIN, Poje 8, Col. 1 New Hope Woman Dies at Stamford Special to The Reporter. ANSON, Sept. Mrs. Qertrudl .indsey of the Hope commu- nity, ten miles nprthwest of here, died in a Stamfcfd hospital at 11 p. m. Saturday. (Mrs. Llndsey be- came ill Thursday night, and was carried to Stamford Saturday after- Mn. She Is survived by her husband, Ed Llndsey, five sons and three daughters. One daughter preceded her in death. Pickers Demand Dollar Hundred MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. A strike of laborers In some of the cotton fields appeared likely today u offi- cials of the Southern Tenant Farmer: union disclosed that or- ganization has decided to cotton-picking wages of per hundred pounds of cotton. H. I. Mitchell, secretary, said ihe execuM re council of. the union had decided upon an organized strike, possibly the first ever called among cotton field labor- ers, as a means of fighting for the wage demands. "Sharecroppers and tenants will pick their own cotton, of course, said Mitchell, but In the event they bin themselves and families out to pick, on a day pounds of. cotton picked." Dean Law Is Still In fect, Judge Long Says In His Charge The Taylor county grand Jury wll: devote a good parb of Its work this month to investigation of beer sales In Abilene, If It follows Instruc- tions given Monday morning, when the grand jury was empaneled, by Judge M. S. Long In 42nd district court. The court delivered a 15-minute charge, nearly all of It In discussion of prohibition law violations. He ;old the grand Jury that "there is a rreat deal being said In the paper about beer being sold openly In the ;own of and that "I do not contradict It. I am sure It has been, but the officers made six .or seven raids here Saturday and they did not get much beer, but I want you to Investigate." Charge. The Dean law is still In force, Long said, In the following charge: "I give you In charge, gentlemen, the entire penal code of this state, which means every manner and kind of law violation on the statute book, and ask you to make a thor- c-igh Investigation, gentlemen. Into See COURTS, Page 8, Col. 3 TROPICAL STORM IS MOVING BETWEEN FLORID A AND CUB A Apparently of Limited Area; Only Southern Tip of State Expected to Be Affected; Warnings For Islands the weather bureau said, the storm was expected to pass between Key JACKSONVILLE, Pla., Sept. 2.- tropics! sform moved slowly westward from the Bahamas early today apparently bound for the M-1 eT'to "winds'ftiid mile stretch )f water between Ha- high tides. vana, Cuba, and Key West, Fla, but the weatler bureau said It was seemingly area. Because of the size and west- ward movement of the disturbance, Guardsmen Are Sent To South Carolina Town; Fight Breaks Out As Workers Storm Pickets Italy Ready To Withdraw From League PELZER, B. 0., Sept. woman was killed and at lent 16 wounded in a short-lived but terrific gun battle at the itrike-torn Pelzer Manufacturing mills here early today-as workers attempted to break picket lines. Two companies of national guard trootis, called out by Governor Olin Johnson, left for the scene Immediately from Greenville and Orpenwoml un- der command ft Major Frank H. of Striken Open Fire Mrs. Bertha Kelly, 21, mother of two children, was the one slain. She was killed during the fighting at the company's main plant situated here on a slight hill. J. P. McDougal, a watchmaker taking his son to was perhaps fatally wounded m a second gun battle at the Number 4 plant a mile from the principal Plant. Witnesses said approximately 500 pistol, and rifle bullets scramed through the air during the two fights that lasted but five, minutes. shooting at the main plant started union, rjleksts., threw 'Bd; poUcernan at the mill, said he saw strikers open fire upon workers apparently without .'provocation as they neared dumber Four mill, a mile across town from the scene of the first 'The strikers were hid behind__ ght-by-ten piece of sheet Iron right near the door of the Jeanes asserted. "They had rifles, shot- guns, and pistols. "When the people going to work got within about 26 yards, they cut oose with all they had and men and women went down everywhere. LONDON, Sept. The Reuters correspondent at Dlredawa, Ethiopia, said today he had heard an unconfirmed report (hat an advance taut of Italian troop, with 500 native Iroops had craved the Ethiopian frontier wett of Asub. ROME, Sept. will retire from the league of nations If that body refuses to expel Ethi- opia or If there Is any talk of unc- tions against Italy at the league council meeting Wednesday, a re- sponsible fascist government offi- cial hinted today. "The league must choose'between Italy and this official told the United Press before de- parting -for Geneva with other members of the Italian delegation, "because. Italy cannot remain any longer on an equal footing with such barbarians." It was revealed that Italy is go- ing to the crucial league meeting prepared for "any eventuality" If the league does not favor her case against Ethiopia. Since Premier Mussolini has (aid lepeatcdly that Italy could not and would not retrace her steps, the im- pression was that the Italian dele- gation will walk out of the meeting II sanctions an brought up or Ethi- opia Is not expelled. The Italians, It wu indicated, will serve on the league the ultimatum "either Ethi- opia or us." a Haile Selassie Holds Ground on Oil Deal ADDIS ABABA, Sept. The British, French and Italian Ministers, upon instructions from their governments, today made rep- resentations' to Emperor Halle Se- lassie concerning the concession of oil and mineral resources to an American corporation. The African potentate only beam' ed upon them and said he had a right to do u he pleased within own house. Sir Sldnej- Barton, the BritHo minister, urged the emperor to re- ITALY, Fagi I, Col. 1 Co n Hiding Stories Told Of Accident didn't hear any irst. words passed "I was just a little distance away, and got busy right away taking peo- ple to the hospital." A half stick of dynamite was cx- loded In front of the mam plant ut It did no damage. Bystanders aid It was set off apparently with See STRIKE, Page I, Col. Z Collector Slain By Hold-Up Pair NEW YOEK, Sept. Estoposlto, a collector for the rooklyn-Manhattan Transit com- any, was shot and killed by two ibbers today at the Avenue E ele- ated station on the Culver line. Police said the robbers shot him own without warning. The killers ed down the station stairs with Estoposlto's canvas bag containing between and Rogers Insurance Totaled HOLLYWOOD, Sept, 'III Rogers carried only 'e Insurance, Oscar Lawler, his ttorney, averred today, saying var- us reports that the cowboy co- edian was Insured for as much as were false. Lloyds' of London was said to avc written a policy for ogers a short time before he set ut with Wiley Post on the Alas- BJI vacation flight which resulted their deaths. Reports a. m. located the j observers added, it was not expect- dlsturbance 200 miles east of cd to have much effect on the coast from Miami north. Qrady Nortrti said its course was Barter, the meteorological service the Cuban capital. Meteorologist difficult to olot because of a scar- city of Information from tha vicin- ity. The disturbance, he said, appar- ently was following a westward course with chlftr.ig gales and "may have winds of hurricane lorce over a small portion of the center." Birring i in In Havana reported the storm was Increasing in Intensity. The Cuban forecasters warned Havana and Mantanzas provinces alone the north coast of the Island to take precautions against tidal wave. A second tropical stoim crossed Bet STOHJti FMP I, Col. I outh Is Killed In Auto Accident FARMERSVTLLE, Sept. W) II Woodall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodall, long time residents re, was killed In an automobile ccldent five miles north of Parm- rsvllle. Two companions, Bill right and Miss Peggy Huff, were lured, not seriously. Ijtttun'THfcory: Irt Probe :of Crash Fatal To Mrs. Ickes BANTA FE, N. M., Sept. Persistent reports of a nearby "black sedan" In the Isolated area where Mrs. Harold L. Ickes, wife of the cabinet member, died In an au- tomobile accident, puzzled Investi- gators today alter a hit-and-run crash theory was abandoned. Two witnesses who saw the wreck Saturday insisted a second car figured In the tragedy, while a fill- ing station attendant who also was witness, supplied contradictory details. Prank: Allen, of Gallup, N. M., driver of the car, died at St. Vuv cent's hospital here this morning. Two survivors, Genevleve- Forbes Herrlck, Washington, D. C., news- paperwoman, and Ibrahim Seyful- lah, attache of the Turkish embas- sy, were recovering from pelvic fractures. Allen was suffering from a frac- tured pelvis and Internal Injuries, and little hope had been held for his recovery. He had been uncon- scious until late yesterday. District Attorney David Ohavez hoped to question the two Injur- See MRS. ICKES, 8, CoL 6 Legion Turns to Business Sessions DALLAS, Sept. to the state American Legion con- vention planned to start business sessions today, after a warning against "the menace of commun- ism" was sounded at the formal opening yesterday. John D. Crowley of Cambridge, Mass., national commander of the Forty and Eight, Legion honor or- ganization, said the depression was responsible for much of the "red doctrine of which, he J said, had been absorbed by unem- ployed Americans. Speakers on today's program In- cluded Carl Nesbltt, adjutant, gen- eral of Texas, and Dr. Thomas H. Henly, dean of the school of foreign service at Georgetown university. Washington. Veteran Aviation Enthusiast Dead Son of Banker Missina Since Sunday; Foul Play Is Feared DENTON, Tex., Sept. Alarmed by the disappearance of Robert M. Barns, Jr., 23, North Texas Teachers college student and SGI; of a. Denton bank official, offi- cers here started a widespread search for him today. They express- ed fear he had been slain or kid- naped.' The youth, who has been working during the school vacation in the bank of which his father Is an of- ficial, left, the bank at 4 a. m. yes- tarday, telling the bank night- watchman he was going home. Luther Allen, Denton night pa- trolman, said he saw young Barns few minutes later driving west- ward through Denton toward the elder Bams' home. Thereafter he vanished. Barns, described as a quiet, de- pendable youth, had an engagement to take a young woman friend to church Sunday mornjng. When ne failed to return to his home or to keep the' engagement, police were See YOUTH, Page 8, Col. S KING LEOPOLD IN SECLUSION May Not Attend Funeral For Astrid Tomorrow TAKES OWN LIFE ORANGE, Sept. Shelly, 30, a dragline operator, shot himself to death here. S. M. De- of the peace, rendered a verdict of suicide. Surviving are the widow and a small daughter here, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Q. H. Shelly of Phoenix, Ariz. The widow Is a niece of John Godwin, police chief here killed by an ex- cccviot three wetki BRUSSELS, Sept. was expressed today that King Leopold would not be able to attend the funeral of Queen Astrid' to- morrow. The monarch, twice bereaved in the last 18 months, remains In se- clusion In his castle, shut off from all contacts with the world and even from sympathetic overtures from the source of royalty gath- ering here from all parts of Europe to attend Belgium's farewell to :ti queen, killed motoring in Switzer- land. The king's three children, who are with him, have been told of their mother's death, but they cannot un- derstand Its meaning. They will not be allowed to witness the pomp which will attend their mother co the grave. The funeral procession will begin at a. m. Central Stand- ard headed by detachmenti of cavalry and infantry with other service men carrying flags and ners. The poll-bearers irlll bf mem- blcklnson, familiarly known us bers of the royal family and of NEW YORK. Sept. les Dickinson, 77, member of the Chicago grain firm of Alva Dickin- son Co., and one of the nation's oldest aviation enthusiasts, died early today from a heart attack. In May, 1932, Dickinson planned to accompany Lt, Harold Bromley on a projected flight from Seattle to Tokyo. After several attempts to fly the Pacific Bromley abandoned the Idea. At this time Dickinson said that he had been flying 21 years. "Pop" was a pilot, but uiuUly Our M eVDUaMMr. KM. I   

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