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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               IDY Wait gttrilew 29atlp Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The AbUm Homing NUMMRtt FD Says Reform ActsNear An End Committee Formed To Study Dispute SCHOOL MEN HERE PA Y MRS. HARDIN TRIBUTE Mary C. Hardln Stays On Ship A veteran of perilous coastal waters Is Capt. Elncr W. Slind- stroni, master of the Morgan liner Dixie, which aground on a Florida reef. Although all passengers were transferred safe- ly from the disabled ship, Capt. Suhdslnxn, injured, remained ivith his vessel. Death Claims Burkburnett Woman Who, With Husband Helped Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian; Groups From Institutions To Attend Funeral Services Death Thursday night in her Burkburnett home of Mrs. Mary C. Hardln, wife of John O. Hal-din, brought expressions of sorrow, sym- pathy and tribute from heads of two of Abllene's educational institu- tions that have, already 'shared in the couple's benefactions. Dr. J. D. Sandefer, president of Hardln-Simmons ed for Mr. and 'Mrs. Friday morning for Burkburnett for the burial rites. He will be follow- ed Saturday morning by C. M. Cald- well, chairman of the H-S0 trus- tees; T. T. Harris, and GOT. S. An- derson, board members; Dr. R. N. Richardson, vice-president of the university; Mrs. Caldwell and Mrs. Anderson. Prom Abilene Christian college will go James P. Cox, president; Don H. Morris, vice-president; J. E. McKinzle, chairman, and Hollis Manly, secretary ol the board; and Miss Essie Rambo, faculty member of ACO's primary training school. She is a double second cousin o Mr. Haidin. Tributes. Dr. Sandefer paid this tribute to Mrs. Haidin: "My feeling is that Mrs. Mary C Hardin has done more for Chris tian education, and for orphan children, than any woman of Texas through her gifts. Mrs. Hardin was a woman of wonderful-conse- cration, most unostentatious, hav- ing no ambition higher than to be of service. In possession of greal wealth she did not spend her mon- ey foolishly, or on herself, but was content and happy to use It for others." Prom President Cox, this tribute "In the death of Mrs. John G Hardin of Burkbumett, Abilenp Christian college has lost a friend and benefactor of the first order The gift made to us by her and hei husband has made it possible for See MRS. HARDIN, Page 15, Col. 7 Fear Pestilence In Wake Of Hurricane j dbel-Qrfasf Inquiries Pressed r FALL TRADE IS HESITANT Bad Weather Blamed Foi Slower Store Sales NEW YORK, Sept. tancy in the ctert of the fall trade season was noted today by Dun Bradstreet in ita weekly review business conaltlons. "Following the best summer show- ing that some distributive branches achieved in six years, fall trade made p. rather faltering it was declared. "Hurricanes, floods, and rain forc- ed consumers to defer their plan- ned shopping tours, while whole- sale markets turned quieter. In spite of substantial reorders, as retailers awaited further evidence of the strength of buying power. "Industrial operations, however, were altered slightly by holiday in fluences, the general average being advanced, with outstanding prog- ress reported for the cotton goods division of the textile Industry." In retail lines, It was stated, es- sential needs in apparel and. sup- plies incident to the opening of school made up the bulk of the vol- ume, and the average increase for the country as a whole was estimat- ed at 2 to 15 per cent over the cor- responding week of 1934. Founder of Concho Crtunty Town Dies IAN ANQELO, Sept. ry Barr, 62, who operated the first store and. post office In Mlllersvlew, founrilnu the Concno county town In 1901, riled of a hMrt attack In his sleep there early this morning. The rcopmtht By MIAMI, Pla., Sept. possl blllty of after- math of wholesale ed authorities today as the task o finding .more bodies in Florida's hurricane-ravaged keys went labor' iously forward. IJtte a war-time corps combing a battle-zone after a big drive has passed, on, gas-masked armies ol men penetrated the lower key.i. made a shambles by last Monday's, hurricane. Would Burn Bodies. Their job was to recover more bodies of war veterans who perish- ed when the storm raged through the PERA camps. Already, the Red Cross estimated, the death toll Is 256. Funeral pyres may burn in the desolate spots where the veterans were struck down on the keys. "The only thing to do Is to burn those bodies down was the opinion today of Dr. T. S. Kenne- dy, district sanitary officer of the Florida state board of health. Dr. Kennedy said he wired ths president of the board to seek per- mission at Washington for crema- tion of the victims. "If the state board of health re- ports it necessary we must have quick disposal of these if necessary they must be said Governor Sholtz of Florida. LIFEOFMAY Utters Prayer, Protests In nocence as He Dies HUNTSVTLLE, An underworld Sept. character whose crimes refuted decisively the pop- ular conception of "honor among thieves" died In the electric chair at the state penitentiary here today The current shot through W. D May, snapping off his muttered prayer and protestation of Inno- cence. The law claimed his life In myment for implication in a )00 mail robbery and ruthless slaughter of three companions for their share of the loot. "Father forgive them, for they enow not what they the Fort Worth gangster intoned thickly as he was strapped In the chair. Then he offered a prayer for the udges, witnesses and Jurors In his "They put me to death for what I did not he declared. The ustomary post-midnight execution sentence ended quickly, and rel- atives claimed the body. A widow and two children survive. May passed the last day of his ife In calm resignation. Between tuffs on cigars which filled his last equest. he wrote a letter to his !ather saying he was ready to die. "However, much we regret to take! May was convicted and condemn- thls action." Investigations. j vant. It was testified In May's trial The question of whether the vet- J that both were members of a gang i ed for the slaying of Jeck Sturdl- vant. Italy Refrains From Vot ing On Proposal, And Is Not Represented On Commission GENEVA, lept. 6. The league of nations council today appointed a sub-commit- tee of five countries to deal with the Italo-Ethiopian d pute and French delegates said this action implied there would be no hostilities while the sub- committee was at work. Delegate Walks Out The council voted unanimously to create the committee, with Italy abstaining. Baron Pompeo Alolsl, the chief Italian delegate, walked out of the public session of the council when the question came up artd his vote was counted as one of abstention. The Italian representative made it clear both to the press and to the members of the council during the list 24 hours that he would not participate in council discussions with the Ethiopians but that he would do so with other members of the council. He applied-this state- ment -by walking'out of the public sessions both yesterday and today. Britain, Spain, Tur- key and Poland. Italy Approves Apparently the agreement Indi- cated withdrawal of the Italians from a reported position that Italy should be included In such an Im- portant body. In view of the fact that die, Great Britain and France, is a- signatory of the 1906 Ethiopian treaty. It was understood that Baron Fompeo chief Italian dele- gate, had approved the composition of the sub-committee, although he abstained from voting on it when the question came before the league council. The council approved the project of a sub-committee in a private session. Baron Alolsl, despite unsub- stantiated. rumors to. the contrary, was present In the inner rooimAlso present was Tecle Hawariate, Ethi- opian chief delegate. The private session lasted only 26 minutes, then the delegates changed rooms to open a public session. Tevflk Rustu foreign min- See LEAGUE, Page 15, Col. 8 Defendants In Bremen Rioting Win Freedom NEW YORK. Sept. Dtnounclnc the Hitler retime and describing the German lin- er Bremen as a "pirate ship witli the rbluk flai of piracy proudly flyint Magistrate Louis B. Brodaky today dlunlued against five defendants who participate In the Bremen riot laal July 26. Mattatrate Brodiky held a sixth defendant for assault violation or the Sullivan tun- carryhii law. ,oinpm Is Hailed By Demos, But Skepticism Expressed In Other Quarters erans had needlessly they might have been safely evac- uated if warned sooner of the corn- See STORM, Page 14, Col. 8 that executed a mall robbery in Fort Worth in 1333. Authorities who rounded up cer- See W. D. MAY, Page 14, Col. I GUARDSMEN ORDERED OUT TO RULE HARLAN CO., KENTUCKY Governor Dissatisfied With Probe of Official's Death, Wants 'Reign of Lawlessness' Suppressed HAHLAN, Ky.. Sept. preserved and Gen. Denhardt may Gov. Ruby Laffcon today ordered Adjt. Gen. Henry H. Denhardt to move national guard troops into Tarlan county Immediately to sup- iress what he described as a "reign if terror and lawlessness." funeral will be Saturday, WW- Although governor's order was insed on the death Wednesday of ilmon Mlddleton, Harlan county ttomey, when a. dynamite bomb xploded In his automobile, signifi- cance was seen hi the fact that it was Issued on the eve of the run- off primary for the gubernatorial nomination tomorrow. The governor made one reference to the primary In tils proclamation. This ttw Btatemeot that "tbe take any steps he deems necessary that ihls end may be attained." Governor Uffoon Indicated In- directly he was not satisfied with the Investigation made by Sheriff Theodore Mlddleton, who has ar- rested four persons In connection with the county attorney's death. He gave as one reason for send- ing troops Into the area the fear that there might be "an uprising In the event the real assassins are captured." Gen. Denhardt said he did not know how many guardsmen would be sent, bill that the force would comprise an "adequate number." Seven hundred troops sent Into the county to guard polling CROWDS SEE VETS PARADE Aging Warriors of the South March Together Again AMARILLO, Sept. ands of persons lined flap-bedeck- ed streets here today and cheered the aging warriors who fought for the old South more than 70 years ago. Enfeebled veterans of the Con- federacy waved their gray campaign hats in recognition of the applause from the largest crowd ever gath- ered in Amarillo. The colorful grard parade cli- maxed the forty-flflh annual re- union of the Unitrd Confederate Veterans. Weary from four days of reunion activities, thi stout-hearted old soldiers still were able to give the "relpl yell" as thq United Slates Marine band and sit other bands In the procession plajed the South- land's beloved Three score and years after they laid aside thiir sabers, six WASHINGTON, Sept. The-statement by President Roose velt, made' public today, that tin New 'Deal's "basic program" had reached "substantial completion1 and-that a "breathing spell" for In Is here, was hailed by lead as to the vahMo the administration program In bust ness Improvement, however, was ex- pressed by opposition leaders. Similar assertions had alrcad; been made by some of those fa- miliar with his ideas but they ap- preciated more public attention would be paid by word from the president himself than whta they had said. It was noted that the stock mar- ket moved quietly higher at the start today. Withhold Comment Skepticism was evident in some opposition quarters, however, where the New Deal has been described as hostile to the constitution Itself. In general, some leaders of both parties preferred to withhold detailed public comment for a study of the unusual elter to Roy W. Howard, publisher of the Scrlpps-Hpward newspapers. 'If it hadn't been for the New Deal, recovery would now be much 'urther remarked Rep- resentative Snell, the republican eader, at Potsdam, N. Y. Republican Independent support- ers of the New Deal, to the extent represented by Senator Norris of Nebraska, considered the Roosevelt position "unanswerable." "It states the whole he said. Months ago, capltol democratic quarters reminded Mr. Roosevelt and his congressional chiefs decided all major objectives In a legislative way should be reached at the ses- sion just ended. They agreed the next session, coming In election See VIEWS, Page 16, Col. 5 Liquor Offenders May Be Released AUSTIN, Sept. Release after Sept. 9 for Dean law offend- ers sent to the penitentiary from wet territory was in sight today. Governor James V. Allred said that he would be inclined to grant pa- roles to such convicts. He thinks then; axe few of them. Those sent up from territory that will dry are not Included. The law itself makes a distinction Allred .said. After the official can- vass, It will be lawful to sell liquor In territory that was wet under lo cal option. It will still be an of- fense to sell it In territory that is Nation Assured Of Breathing Spell9 In Recovery Policy Basic Program Has Reached 'Substantial Completion' He Writes Publisher; Declares That Conditions of 1932 Required Action Along a Broad Front HYDE PAEK, N. Y., Sept. 6, President Booswelt announced today that his basic program of reform and recovery had reached "substantial completion" and that the "breathing; spell" wanted by business men is here. His declaration was made in a letter to Hoy W. Howard, chairman of the board of the Scripps-Howard newspapers. The letter revealed tnat the administration's modification of the rules of business has been carried practically as far as president intends it shall go. Howard had written to the president on August 26 telling him that many business men, once supporters of the Hew Deal, aro now not only hostile but frightened and want a breathing spell. The president replied under date of September 2. Both letters were released today by the summer White House. The president's letter was in a confident tone and challenged political opponents to go be- fore the electorate in opposi- tion to any of his major ob. jectives. Action Required Explaining that he entered office pledged to a "very considerable legislative the president declared conditions In 1932 required drastic and far-reaching action. "Duty and he wrote, "required us to move on a broad front for more than two years. "It seemed to the congress and to me better to achieve these objec- tives as czpedlttously as possible in order that not only business but-the public generally might know those modifications In the conditions and, rules of economic enterprise which' were .program.- lias now reached substantial completion 'breathing spell' of which you 'speak Is decidedly Why the DoubtT Howard's letter said he had sought reasons for "the doubts and uncertainties of those business men who are skeptics, critics, and'out- right opponents of your program al a time when there Is no commensur- ate dissatisfaction being evidenced by others of the electorate." He old the president' that hostility to the New Deal did not center merely imong selfish or sinister Interests. Howard Invited the president to 'smoke out the sinister forces seek- ng to delude the public Into be- levlng.that an orderly modem ta- lon of a system we want to pre- serve Is revolution In disguise." The president replied that busl- less interests actually are In har- mony with mass Interests In this ountry. He said It would be futile o attempt to distinguish between reform" and "recovery" legislation xcause the objective actually was emedlal and that reform and re- covery are twins and inseparable. Purposes of Tax Bill Broad and Just social and eco- omlcal purposes underlie the tax 111, the president continued, its ob- ectlve being not to destroy wealth ut to broaden the range of op- and "restrain the growth f unwholesome and sterile accumu- atlons." He said the bill graduated the evy on corporations to recognize a act the bigness represents a great- r ability to pay. He estimated that tax bill reduced the Impost on ROOSEVELT, Page 16, Col. 5 Complete Text Of Roosevelt Howard Letters CREST OF RISE IN HYDE PARK, N, Y., Sept. text of the exchange of let- ters between President- Roosevelt and Roy W. Howard, publisher of the Scrlpps-HoWard newspapers, follows: Mr. Howard, In a letter dated Au- gust 28, 1935, wrote: i My Dear Mr. President: 1 fAv an- independent' cflftor keenly Interested in the oojjctlves of' the New Deal, I have been Making rea- sons for the doubts and uncertain- ties of those' businessmen who are skeptics, critics and outright oppon- ents of your program at ,a time when there Is no commensurate dis- satisfaction being evidenced by oth- ers of the electorate. I do not accept it as a fact that the interests of what we broadly term business, nesessarlly are in conflict with mass Interests. In Friendly Spirit I expect to continue In support of your stated interpretation of Amer- ican my dissent and disagreement as to some details and some theories. There- fore, it Is In a friendly and I hope constructive spirit that I attempt a few observations and opinions which I believe timely and pertinent. These represent, I believe, a com- posite of the most frequently ex- pressed criticisms of your admin- istration. That certain elements of business have been growing more hostile to your administration Is a fact too ob- vious to be classed as news. So long as this hostility emanated from fl- nanlcal racketeers, public exploiters and the sinister forces spawned by special privilege, It was of slight Im- portance. No crook loves a cop. But any experienced reporter will tell you that throughout the country many business men who once gave you sincere support are now, not merely hostile, they are frightened. Convictions Many of these men whose patri- otism and sense of public service will compare with that of any men In political life, have become con- vinced and sincerely' believe: That you fathered a tax bill that See LETTERS, 16. Col. 1 Flood Stage of 22 Feet Expected By Tonight; Many Highway, Rail Bridges Washed Out By the Associated Press. Hood waters of the Rio Grande began receding today at Eagle PaM after reaching a stage of 303 feet at 8 a. m., but the raln-jwrtten border stream was rising- stream at Laredo as the crest ap- proached there. During the night the river rota three feet at Laredo, .its stage this morning being 11.2 feet. It was Ing slowly with a swift current in midstream carrying driftwood and debris. A stage of 23 feet was ex- pected at Laredo by tonight. Livestock Moved Farmers along the river took pre- caution of removing livestock and farm machinery to hogh ground. Heavy rains In Southwest Tuu caused many streams dralntaf into the Rio Grande to rise sharply. Mexican tributaries also were adding their Increased flow. Del Rio reported two highway aad ten railroad bridges were carried away or damaged by floods In Ka- ler canyon. Automobile traffic through that area win be disrupted several days. The highway between Hebronvllla and Realltos was reported washed out near Crestonla, while the high- way In Zapata county between San Ignaclo and Zapata was. washed not' In several places. ,l Colonan Bridge Out Another hard rain, amounting to about one Inch, fell in the Lareda' section this morning, while to east toward Corpus Christl rainfall was general. Traffic over highway 1 between Bee FLOODS, Pafo 16, Col OMt htjtjjnlip duriu tie Aug. 3 primwy. WILMINGTON, ml., Sept. The Pennsylvania rdlroad reported two men were killed In a freight train smashur toda( and a third man 1; missing, A washout caused the wreck at a culvert about two riles south of Pelton on the route between Wil- mington and Cape Charles. The engineer and Human lost their lives and f. brukemti is unaccount- 1 for, the Mid. gray-clad survivors of Nathan Bed- dry under local option. See VETERANS, 14, Col. 8 Two Are Killed In Train Wreck Sen. A. P. Duggan Claimed By Death AUSTIN, Sept. Arthur P. Duggan of Lltllcfleld died al his former home In Gonzales to- day where he had been recuperating from an operation. TENNIS DELAYED FOREST HILLS, N. Y., Sept. For the fourth successive day, rain forced postponement of play In the national slr.Rlcs tennis champion- ships. Officials hope now io com plete the tournament by Wednes- TEXAS FILES FOR PWA FUNDS ON NEARIY PROJECTS Nearly 200 Applications Reach Fort Worth Office on Last Day; Will be Forwarded to Washington Immediately PORT WORTH, Sept. Wlth the deadline passed at mid- night last night, Texas today had filed nearly PWA applications estimated to be twice the number filed by any other state. The chief I'WA engineer examiner estimated the project applications would equal In value those of any other state. Yesterday, the final day, nearly 200 applications poured into PWA state headquarters here, keeping the staff busy until a late hour last night. T. C. Mayo, chief state expediter, estimated total value of the appli- cations would be close to The applications will contluc to be recorded today and tonight In an effort to forward them to Washlng- an over the weekend, according to Julian Montgomery, acting state dl- appllcatlons will be allotment board there Between tbto data l- i UUHUII muiibii i- rector. The l- sent to the rtTitpt. 17. Sept. 24 President Roosevelt will pass on those forwarded to him by the board. Among the largest applications submitted to the state headquarters here are: San Antonio, gas system, 000; power and light plant, 000; health resort, Nueces county, farm to market roads, Dallas county, courthouse, 000 (rrant (project total cost El Paso, sanitary sewers, Austin, repairs lo dnm, grant. G. C. street, chief PWA engineer Inspector, announced that projects completed, under construction, or to be started, for which federal funds were granted, will coat These projects all were given al- Lone Wolf Gonzaullas To Direct State Intel- ligence Bureau AUSTIN, Sept. T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas of Long- view, former Texas ranger, today was appointed chief of the bureau of Intelligence of the public safety commission. The appointment was announced by L G. Fhares, acting director. Gonzaullas, a peace officer and criminal Investigator for 20 years, will be the commission's chief of detectives and, director of plain clothes men. The bureau is charged with ac- cumulating and analyzing Informa- tion on criminal activities and with making It available to county and municipal law enforcement officers. Gonzaullas Is 44 years old. He re- signed as criminal investigator for the Gregg county district attorney to accept the state position. During and after the world war GonzaulJas was a criminal Investi- gator for the United States treas- ury In bribery and conspiracy cases. He participated In the investigation of one case that resulted In charges See SAFETY, Page 15, Col. t Abilene and Cloudy wlui local ihowers and wanner tonight ind Saturday. Weit of 100th meridian Partly cloudy to unsettled tonight and laturday. Kut of 100th meridian Cloudy, local showera tonlfht and Satur- day, warmer In northwest porUon tonlfht arid m north portion Saturday. Rainfall for 24 hours ending 7 a. tt.. 1.01 Inchu. RAlnfxll ftlnce flnt of year, 23.81 Jnchel. Rainfall for aamo period last year, 9.94 nchca. Normal rainfall to date, 17.83 Inehei. Temperature! Thiira. Fn. flt> MOIMX1, 14, Col S   

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