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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLO1 IDY "WITHOUT OR WITH TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT H ME. 'DON VOL. LV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1935-TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The AbBone Morning Newt) NUMBEK M Rescue At Sea Completed Safely Reservoir Project Gets State WPA Approval TEACHERS'PAY RAISED Veteran of Gray Sees Old Order Gen. W. T. Mile! of Dallas, commander of the Truis-Mkiuslppl department. United Confederate Veterans, sham as he read with "Col." Jane Borers of Houston, (he Hnsl orders penned by Gen. Robert E. Lee to his army of northern Virginia during the war be- taeeiL the stato. Tbey were aUemdlnf the forty-fifth annual meeting- V. C. V. .i( Aaailllo. (AsmUted Fnu To Be Used Many Projects in Area Approved WASHINGTON, Sept. President Roosevelt has approve! an allotment of federal funds total Ing to be used by th Works Progress Administration ;in Texas, It was announced today. The federal funds will be added to the sum of pledged by the various sponsors of the proj- ects submitted In the program by H. P. Drought, San Antonio, state WPA director. Drought has been authorized to designate totaling from the total list o prjecte, totaling to permit expedition of the program. Included among the approvec projects are the following: and hard city streets, federal Eastland county: struct park on five and six-tenths acres. Federal funds, spon- sor's contribution, El Paso county: El and add to college buildings and grounds. Federal funds, See WPA FUNDS, Page 12, Cd. 4 Mexicans Move as Rio Grande Rises EAGLE PASS, Sept. sudden 18-foot rise of the Rio Grande here today caused Mexi- can families In Eagle Pass and Pledras Negras, Mex., to move to higher ground. The rise continued throughout the morning, at the rate of ap- proximately two Jeet an hour, and was expected to total from 30 lo 40 feet before subsiding. Seven inches of rain have'fallen in the Quemado valley during the last two days. Bryan Henderson To Stanton Job Special to The Reporter. STANTON, sept. Hend- erson was elected athletic director at Stanton high school to fin the nut vacated by Bee Bostlci. Bos- mff. resigned to accept a position it Stc'penvllle high school. Henderson, who coached at Mid- land five years, was an outstanding halfback at Austin college in his playing days. He has been and traffic In West Texas I Detouring; General Rains Continue West Texas.streams, flushed with excess waters from Intermltten rains this week, stopped traffic or made detours necessary on seyera highways today. Buses routed to Abilene from San Angelo this morning were turned back by two overflowing streams 1 miles east of San Angelo. The buse are detourlng via Sweetwater ana those to San Antonio via Sonor and Junction, Brady being omitted from the schedule temporarily Highways leading from Junction were all reported closed this mom Ing. More Bain Here Rain continued to fall here today after a short let-up last night Precipitation here totalled .18 inch at the weather bureau's noon read- Ing. All main-line roads in the Abi- lene division were open this mom- Ing with the exception of one, ac- cording to reports received at the office of W. A. French, division 8 highway engineer. Traffic on 4, be- ;ween Anson and Aspermont, is de. loured via Sagerton. The Double Mountain fork of the Brazos was still on a rise Thursday and traffic at the temporary bridge and ford eight miles north of Hamlln Is stopped. Hamlln reported aboul one-eighth of an Inch additional rain and Anson received an inch rain Wednesday and today. Continued rains soaked counties south of Abilene with Winters re- wrtlng steady rains last night and his morning. Additional rainfall at See RAINS, Pate 11, Col. 5 ------------1 Mahon Returns to His 19th District COLORADO, Sept. George Mahon, 19th district con- gressman, leave soon on a tour >f his district, ascertaining first hand its condition and needs, he aid here on his return from Wash- ington. Ths new congressman, his wife nd their daughter, Daphne, return- ed Sunday night to the district, stopping at Loraino to visit Mrs. Canon's parents, Judge and Mrs. E. O. Stevenson. Monday Mahon eopened his office here. He will Iso maintain his Washington of- Ice with Lloyd Croslln, secretary, In harge. Mahon thrived physically In the INCREASE FOR TERM Assignments Made For Ses- sion Opening Monday The Abilene public school system dealt Old Man Depression a severe blow with the announcement Thursday, that salary increases to- taling for 1935-36 had been authorized by the board of trus- tees. The raise is per month for 9 all teach- ers who drew less than .Abilen project hod been carefully examln ed; and, In his opinion, qualifies..] Is the largest project In his dlstrtc tablUly Into Asset f Tine" mayor "We submitted the ieserWlr pro ect personally to E. A. B'augh, Mr Drought's assistant, and our wa was smoothed since, as the forme assistant to Col. Lawrence Wesl brook in the old Texas relief ad ministration, he was fully familiar with it. "Baugh quickly approved every thing, but asked us to send htm statement today for consideration o the WPA Washington office show Ing why our project was orlglnall turned down by the Public Works administration. "We.were turned down then- April 5 last the board o review headed by Carey H. Brown Under PWA we had pledged all rev enue from the project for llqulda tion of the proposed 70 per cen loan. The board of review wanted us to either issue tax bonds o pledge all revenues of the city wa ter department, and when we wer unable to do either they turned u down. Brown questioned our finan See RESERVOIR, Page 12, Col. 2 Surveyor Rescued From High Ledge CALGARY, Alta, Sept. Caesar Gordonla, 30-year-old sur vcyor-prospector who spent 2 hours in a tiny cave feet up British Columbia mountain peak owed his life today to two Cariboo Indians. In a dramatic rescue, the sure footed Indians climbed the sheei cliff dragging 500 feet of rope with them. They lowered Gordonla 'rom his prison-cave to a safe lev- el, then made their way back down rom the mountainside. VETS SOON TO ENDSESSION Lee's Followers Pay Tribute To Dead Comrades AMABILLO, Sept. The wlndllng ranks of the galiant ar my of the Confederacy Joined to- ay In paying tribute to the mem- ry of their civil war comrades who longer live. The annual roll call drove home le realization to the aged veterans hat few of Lee's old followers re- lained 10 years after the foui.1- ear conflict In the sixties. Mrs. A. McD. Wilson of Atlanta, ja., president general of the Ccn- ederated Southern Memorial asso- atlon, ervice. eterans and the Sons of Confed- rate Veterans participated In the rogram. Bishop E. C. Seaman of marillo peld homage to the de- e.uwd members of the three or- anzatlons. The sgcd soldiers prepared Ui Ind up the buslntss of their for- presided at the memoria'. The United Confederate LABOR ENTERS AFRICAN ROW May Act Against Mussolin If League Fails GENEVA. Sept. labor prepared today to take up the Italo-Ethlopian problem as the League of Nations council, faced with uncompromising stands by the two nations Involved, retired the matter momentarily to the status of private discussions. Italy Indicated she would not meet Ethiopia en a basis of equal footing In the league. She claimed Ethiopia was barbarous and unciv- ilized. The Ethiopians, on the other hand, suggested Italy wanted to settle their differences without re- gard to the standards of civilization. It was understood the council may meet tomorrow and appoint a gen- committee of inquiry. It would con- sider all aspects of the dispute be- tween Italy and 'Ethiopia and pre- pare a plan of settlement. In the meantime, the word went out that the executive committee tl, I ESTIMATES OF STORM'S TOLL VARY WIDELY Some Officials Say May Be Dead; Roosevelt Asks Inquiry On Precautions Taken At Camps BVDE N. Y., Sept. KooAvelt lltllM- dlabt alUe! 10 lopervto relkl In On Flo rid> hnrricut irra UlvHUnte why itatinle pitetallom apparently n nol lakra lo proltrt Ike vetenni In work relief emmpt Iran devutatlnf UiUif UK telephone, Ihe preililent per nnallr called T. Hlnri, Telerani' administrator, mat Harry L. Hopklna. worki irlfel mdmlnltrrt.tor. Md that Uur name nBilstanta to to Immedl alely to Ihe Florida, claaaler teene. (Copyright, 1935, by Ass-d MIAMI, Fla., Sept. of- ficials estimated today that the tropical hurricane, sweeping terror and destruction across the Florida Keys, left In Its path a death toll of from "00 to 500 and It "may reach W. P. Mooly advised his chief, Governor Dave Sholtz, from the center of the storm area that fatal- ities "may reach Other sources have placed the number at from 200 to 500, but the exact figure probably will not be known until communication has been reestab- lished with many marooned points. "Words cannot describe the hor- rible Mooty sold In a tele- gram to the governor. "Everyone as far south as Carabee colony has _______________________l been moved out. Injured first. Now moving dead, fifty so Jar. Rebuild- ing bridges to cross Snake creek." Snake creek cuts off the Mate- Keys, where the death toll Is expected to have been heaviest. Oov. Sholtz left by automobile to tour the devastated area. The hurricane, dwindling In Its destructive powers, soared north through Georgia as Florida rescue corps quickly moved Into the strick- en regions where they were met by scenes of horror and desolation. Counties! Injured Fifty-one bodies, few Identified, lay In the morgue here, as the dif- ficult mission of bringing aid to the Injured and marooned victims was See STORM, Fate 11, Col. I May Is Denied Cle Die Contracts With Railroa And Commission Are Received Here The Abilene double-underpass, federal recovery project that ha been In the making since 1833, ha aborlously breasted through anoth er section of red Jape, with return two importan agreements. In one, signed by two of the thre state highway commissioners and Glbb Gllchrlst, state engineer, tha department formally accepts a maintenance contract executed a month ago by the city commission of Abilene. In the other, the Texas Paclfii allway company puts Its OK on a ight-of-way easement contrac overing storm sewer construction and acknowledges receipt of a onslderatlon binding the pact. Nearly Ready Now "We are about ready to go aid. C. L. Johnson, mayor. "Early next week the plans will go to the ederal bureau for the last review i tTNDERPASS. Pate 12, Col. 3 Bellinger Woman Is Critically II Special to the Reporter. BALLINGKR, Sept. f Mrs. C. C. Davis of Balllnger 'ho has been seriously 111 at the hannon Memorial hospital In San Ingelo since Sunday night, was re xaied today to be critical. A Jennings ambulance carried rs. Davis to San Angelo Sunday night. Rep. Buchanan to Have an Opponent SAN' MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 5- Waller said today he ould be a candidate In 1936 against P. Buchanin of Bn nham, con- ressman from the tenth district. e favors enactment of the Towr.- nd old age pension plan and pay- ent of the soldiers' bonus. SWIMMER WEDS WELLSBURG, W. Va.. Sept. Right, pretty Home- <ead, Pa., swimmer, regarded HS of the outstanding In the untry, and Cleon J. Wlngard, of ttsburgh, urn) married here yes- Will Go to Chair Tonight For His Part In Slayings At Handley AUSTIN, Sept. Allred announced today he would not grant clemency to W. D. May sentenced to electrocution early to- morrow for the murder of Jack Sturdlvont In Tarrant county. Arthur Lee Moore, Fort Worth at- torney who defended May, urged tha governor to stay May's execu- tion pending disposition of an ap- peal of O, D. elevens, also sentenced to die for .sturdlvant's death. "After careful consideration of the record and all the facts that have been brought to my attention In the case of W. D. Gover- nor Allred said, "I have concluded that It Is my duty not to Interfere with the verdict of the Jury." HUNTSVILLE, Sept. W. D. (Bill) May awaited death in the Texas electric chair today at the state's 80-year-old prison for his part in the slaying of three members of a robber geng at Handley, Texas. Unless a stay of sentence pro- nounced at Port Worth on July 20 Is granted. May will walk to the See MAV, fife 12, Col 4 Passengers Transferred, Praise Dixie's Men For Efficient Work; Mercy Boats Leave Scene (Copyright, 1935, By Ass'd. Press) MIAMI, Florida, Sept. Swiftly and uneventfully, the last group of passengers wai removed today from the stran- ded and battered liner Dixie, their periloui prison since last Monday In than three the last of the .1.43 pas- sengers Ahrwrd The life boats shuttled over nlnclrl the howllns hurricane that crlooled MIB Dixie and ground her ngnlnst the talons of French reef, death trap of the Florida Keys, having soent its force. Aboard the hapless Dixie, still Dlnloned to the reef, remalied Oao- tain E. W. Sundstrom a skele- ton crew. Captain Sundstibm. who thinks there has been no decadence (tmone sea-faring mast- ers of modern vessels lust as cool and efficient as the'.skippers of the old-time sailing Bhlpsv-stayed with his ship that the Morfein line might keep possession of her. All of the passengers gone, he wirelessed coast guard offices at Jacksonville that it was no longer Jiecessary for cutteri to -'stand bj thfcDixie. commanded a shtp. t___. float again In. trie oplrrkm of experienced, seafarers. 'An Associated Press who flew over the scene said the Dixie listed lo towering hulk stuck fast three and one-half miles from shore. The resistless surging of the waters Is 'forcing her more deeply Into the sand. Tales of unflinching passengers singing while the world seemed to crash about them and death appeared re- lated by the rescued. Completed Quickly The transfer of those who re- mained on the liner, fast aground on the treacherous French reef, Florida Keys, was carried out with celerity, messages from the Dixie's master Indicated. Over a calm sea, a low, overcast sky threatening, the life boats shuttled to and from the side of the Dixie. "Started to load passengers six a. m. on launch of Warbler." Captain Sundstrom wirelessed offices of the Morgan line In flew York. "First boat takes 20 passengers." See RESCUE, Page 11, CoL 7 Flashed SOS lam W. Hodns it CUT. nulio optnlgi' tX itMimhlp Dixie, ssMtcM msJntainliit eonlwi mesa riJpc thraoth w OMIT- OWT Kt when his ship ptiiniii In the hurricane on FlstUs; ntt. He kept hU vessel In mnnluUon until til DUe had been <As- Mckted Pren Property. Damage In Run Into Four Arrested In Death of Attorney HARLAN, Ky., Sept. men were arrested here today :harged with the wilful murder of County Attorney Elmon Mlddlcton of Harlan county, who was assassi- nated by the dynamite explosion of tils automobile here yesterday. MIAMI, feept. HU- ons of dollars of crop and prop- erty damage was left today In wake of the hurricane along the southern and .west coast of Flori- da. Citrus crops were especially hard lit In Pinellas and Hlllsborouili counties on the west coast, with a- Imates of the.loss running as hlgn as 75 per made by a coast uard cutter crew which was sent o aid In rehabilitation. Unofficial estimates Indicated damage to citrus crops near Tam- pa would run from 25 to 50 per cent. Fruit was blown off and trees uprooted by the lashing 85- mlle-an-hour winds. In south Florida, Dade county's loss was placed between and almost all fruit and veg- etable damage. Minor damage-was done to buildings. Broward coun- See DAMAGE, Page 12, CoL 4 Chief Forced to Release Pickets GIRARDVILLE, Pa., Sept. mob of 500 men and wom- en today forced Chief Burgess D. A. Jones to order the release of two meat strike pickets who had been Jailed for disorderly con- duct. "They threatened to lynch me unless the men were Jones told state police. A burgess Is the chief official in a borough In this state. Passengers On Dixie Sang As They Faced Prospect Of Death (EDITOR'S NOTE: Franeli W. 8. Ue iBjiclal editor of tta Philadelphia, K nr Public Lfedrer. wmj a pusenrer on th 'rolt steamship Arenas, irMr.h reiicued X wrsona from the Elrajided steamship nixl uid left for Charleaton, 8. C. He wu one, of the first newspapermen in obtain fin band accounts from Ihe BV FRANCIS W. 8. I.EE 193J1, The Associated Frefll and the Philadelphia Kvenlnr rnblle ABOARD 8. 3. ATENAS, Sept. 6 dramatic story of how they calmly donned lifebelts while water looded their cabins was told today by the first passengers to be taken all the llfier Dixie which a troplca: lurrlcane hurled onto treacherous French Reef. They sang while discussing pros- sets of death. Women climbed In- o their bunks to avoid getting wet. Passengers told of a terrific twls- <r which struck the steamer at .m. (Central Standard The rr.mendous seas washed away the hip's rudder and propeller, smash- d the upper superstructure, flood- d the cabins, lounge rooms and iR.ssageways, Even though the Dixie drilled flmilly going aground on IVench Berf, lightship, I the there was no panic aboard. They attributed this to the excellent dis- cipline maintained by the officers and crew. The passengers donned their life- belts with the first sounding of the alarm Monday night. The rescue of the passengers, be- gun late Wednesday afternoon, was by Ihe most skillful maneuvering of the vessels standing by the Dixie As the lifeboat crews made their way slowly through the peril-laden sea, the rescue vessels constantly kept shifting their positions to pre- lect the from Ihe high waves. The Alenas, under command of D. B. Kcrr, hove to by the Dixie around noon Wednesday, but, Ike the other ships standing by, was unable to launch lifeboats un- til 2 p.m. The first boat away from the Atenas was under the command of Chief Officer Service and the next under Second Officer Burgett. It took the two lifeboats an hour to reach the side of the grounded Mor- me tt, CM. j Abilene and cloudy t light and Friday. Weat of 100th meridian Cloudy, loci] Hboweri In Rio Grande vtj- Ity, warmer In norlh portion tonight: Ftl- partly cloudy, except la aouUiweal portion. Eait Eaal ol IOOU1 meridian Moilly cloudy, probnbly local ihoweri la noulh portion tonight and Friday. Rainfall for 24 hnuni ending 7 a. m., .02 Inches. Rainfall alnce flril of year. 21.BO Inches Rainfall for aarae period lut year, V H alnfall to dale, 17.73 Inchei. TeiEperaCurM Wed. Tin p.m. A 70 09 M 17 97 (T i; 17 IT Mldnlrht Noon M sunrlae Suniet tin 7p.m. 7a.m.