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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR p "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEHOS OR WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LV. Fun Land WkM tf United Prm (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.1935-TWELVE PASES (EMrtnp Edition ot Tte Abfcnt Itortnfl Ikm) NUMMRfT BULLET ENDS LONG'S CAREER Work-Relief Dispute Near Showdown WAR IS FEARED IN ETHIOPIA Arouses Nazis When Louis R. Brodrity ,New York magistrate, releaaed men arrested in the disorder which the Nad swastika ban- ner was torn from the German liner Bremen al New York. Dr. Hani Luther (below) German ambassador, protested the lang- uage of the verdict. Dr. Lather b tbown ta he called at the state department in Washington. (Ai- fom Emperor Refuses Italian Legation Troops; Bomb Shelters Being Built, Preparations For Outbreak Speeded GENEVA, Sept. (AP) Salvador de Madariaea of Spain, ri..irm.i. of the Leafie of Na- ttona' ItaJo-Ethloplan commit- tee, waa ondentood tonight to have Informed that bod; then wai definite common irowid whataoevor for a aolutlon of the conflict between Italy and Ethi- opia.. ADDI3 ABABA, Sept. 10- (If) Emperor Selassie today refus- ed ths Italian legation permission to bring colonial Italian troops into Etlilopia. (Previously, the Italian legation had asked permission to bring In a detachment of colonial soldiers as a special legation guard, just as the British have brought in colonial troops from India assigned to duty in the legation compound. The British troops have erected bomb- proof While the League of Nations is struggling at Geneva for peace, pre- dictions were .being made here to- day, even in oTflclal quarters, that Italy would begin war within two weeks when the present rainy sea- son ends. One minister, who would not per- mit himself to be quoted, said he expected war m 15 days. Profound pessimism exists among the foreign diplomats. It was known that the Italian le- gation had packed up, ready to leave the moment Premier Musso- lini gave the signal. The British had completed plans for the concentration of their nat- ionals In places of safety in the event of hostilities. Following the example of the Ger- mans and the British, other lega- riot the building bomb-proof shelters. Offi- cial employes of the radio 'station on the outskirts of Addis Ababa also were completing subterranean shel- See ETHIOPIA, Page 11, CoL E New Session Starts A kAbttene Christian E. of Ceremony Christian "principles In education and modern civilization was a -key- note'of addresses by prominent ed- ucators and business men at the opening of the thirtieth annual ses- sion of Abilene Christian college, Tuesday morning at in Sew- ill auditorium. "Christianity Is the only thing that stands between our civilization and Its failure. Education is a dan- rerous thing lf.lt Is not tempered >y love, of God and Christian in- fluence, students today are facing an era they will have to blaze new trails of service to were statements of I. E. Harwell, President of the First National Bank of Burkbumett, one 'of the principal speakers on the opening program. Mayor C. L. Johnson, T. N. Cars- 'ell, secretary of the Abilene chamber of commerce; Dr. C. Q. Smith, president of McMurry col- lege; Dr. B. A. Collins, student dean representing Hardln-Slmmons uni. versity; R.-D. Green, superintendent See COLLEGE, Page 11, Col. 1 INTAKE Secretary And Hopkins at Odds Over PVVA Re- jection of Various Em- ployment Projects WASHINGTON, (AP) Secretary Ickti will tp. peal tomorrow to President Roosevelt in an attempt to have a final showdown with Harry L. Hopkins on conduct of the works relief pro- gram. He said at his press confer- ence today that he would go to Hyde Park tomorrow morning with Charles West, under-sec- rottry of the interior. No Committee Meeting "The President called me last night and asked me to and I thought I'd go." Ickes said the scheduled meeting of the work relief allotment com- mittee would not be held today and that he did not know when anoth- er meeting would be held. Reminded that a deadline fixed by the President calls 'for the last meeting of the committee n week from today, Ickes said "ill know jbbut thalfcwhinjr.get baei de -Park." no' attempt to conceal rus opposition to Hopkins, Ickes dis- puted the works progress adminis- trator's recent statement that pro- jects rejected by WPA would not reach the allotment committee': "There Is Ickes said "In the executive order -of the President setting up the trtpar-, tite administration of the program which give's anybody the right to veto anybody's projects. The In- tention was simply to supply cer- tain information, and any mem- ber of the allotment committee can bring up any project at any time.1 fRGES RETURN TO MONARCHY ATHENS, Sept. Panayot! Tsaldaris, head of the Greek republican government, is- sued a proclamation today urging the people to vote for the restora- tion of the monarchy. The proclamation came after .a j night which saw the tension be- tween monarchists and republicans break in an open fight outside the doors of the cabinet chamber, with the bayonettlng of two republican leaders by monachlst guards. After deploring night's events, Prsmier Tsaldaris' proclamation asked for calm and order, conclud- ing: "I consider democratic royalty as the natural regime for Greece and ask' the people to vote for it hi the Impending plebiscite." Arraigned On Narcotic Charge William Weir, alias William Ware and William J. Ford, appeared be- fore U. S. Commissioner Ida M. James Tuesday morning where he on a charge of was arraigned possession of approximately 100 grains of morphine In violation of the Harrison Narcotic Act. His bond was set at Weir was arrested Monday In Big Spring by government narcotic In- spectors and was brought to the Taylor county Jail last night by Deputy Marshal C. S. Brown. Prohibition Is Officially Dead as Vote Returns Are Canvassed ADSTIN, Sept. 10. the first time In 16 years, Texans today had legal liquor. Local option, how- i TUQWCH'S Plans Clash ever, prevented sale In four-flftl of the state. Prohibition was officially decla id dead last night by Govemo James V. Allred and two othe nembers of the state canvassln Attorney General Wllllan McCraw and Secretary of State R B. Stafford. Returns from all ex Wanted Better Title Than That BATON BOUGI. U., Sept. it KiMiwt "kfagflsh" up en LMkV adopted H ai a Joke (ran 'a mud Immediately upon. It and Um "Klnitlib tone aerer dM like'the title >nd at due tbm waa to re. "Kfnrfbh, hell. I'm Be flah. (I'm (onna me a titlex with icmtthuif like Uen and Ufer in itt." Bat he never succeeded In .plni the title "KlnffltV PREPARATIONS FOR FUNERAL NOT COMPLETE Body ol Political Dictator Will Lie In State At Louisiana Capitol; Passing of Leader Leaves Followers Uncer tain; Congressional Inquiry Talked BATON EOUOI, U., Sept. Senator Huv P- builder of a political empire unique in American hlitory, died today. An bullet, fired Sunday night, ended hi "dictatorship" in Louiiiana at a. m. (Central Btandar The political control of the huwr in the balance. Tb wnator'a foei'ioughi unity in their fight to iweep out the o ganiiation created. The lenator'i 'lientenanti, leaderlesi fo the first time, sought to kqep peace among: themselves and pr serve the power they inherited, Governor Oscar K. Allen, titn lar head of Longf'i organization, said: "We are going to follow the principles of Hney P. Long." funeral lervices for Lonp whose influence spread far b yond the borders of his native state, and who was frequentl discussed as a presidential were being planned. His body, however, will lie in the new skyscraper INSMOUE I Levees Are Still Guarded ut No More Heavy Damage Feared MCALLEN, sept. CUB The threat of another flood apparently had faded from the lower Rip Grande valley today as the Inter- national bpandary stream absorbed a U-loot flood ferest from i can tributary, the San Ju At Rio Gnnde Oity, the etream reached of 28 S feet then dropped four feet In 12, hours to a stage of 32.5. Downstream, the. river reached cept eight counties, none of whlc would have changed the resul showed Texans voted August 24 For repeal, against repeal 251.M8. Other Amendments Repeal was one of five constltu tional amendments which the boar found had been adopted. Old ag pension payment received votes JOT compared to against. Temporary commitment o Insane without Jury trials was au thorlzed by to Voter abolished the -fee system of payln county and district officers bj to Both defeated amendments los by small margins. Free textbook in private and parochal school were refused by to The submission of amendments at special sessions o CANVASS, Pace 11, Col. 8 Jewish Children Are Ordered Out Of Nazi Schools BERLIN, sept. Rust, Prussian commissioner for re and education, decreed to- that Jewish school children S to H years must (get out of all German schools by Easter, IKS.' Special public schools, restricted to Jews, win be opened, however. Rust stated the decree was "car- rying out un old COP'S NOT SO ANXIOUS TO KILL HEW DEAL LABS, FARLEY SAYS All Complaint and No Suggestion of Repeal, Party Chief Observes; Says Trade Uptrend Answers Attacks Sept. James A. Farley, Democratic Na- tional Committee chairman, says newspaper headlines reflecting the trend of buslnnes "answer most completely the partisan assaults on the Roosevelt administration." In a statement devoted to obser- vations on republican criticism of the president's statement assuring business a "breathing Farley said: "Wtnt'I thlnk'the country would like to hear from the republicans Is a mention of even one of the presi- dent's policies which they would repeal. "All hands and the cook, includ- ng luch minor figures as Senator 01 and-col. Teddy on the spending of money by the administration, on his dictatorship In legislation, on the constitutional- ity of the measures passed by con- gress, on the tax program, etc. "Assuming they are on the level In these declarations, It might be presumed 'he G. O. P. proposed, in the absurd event of the fulfillment of Its fantastic hopes for next year, to repeal all these enactments which excite them to such vehem- ence. Curiously enough, no such thirst or promise appears In any of the statements." Failey declared the republicans relief expendl- 'Whlch of them would avocate the cancellation of 11, "complain" atout lures, and asked: Witt Those of Ickes WASHINGTON, Sept. The works relief allotment com- mittee, was expected to meet soon to consider among other things, a score of suburban low cost housing projects put forward by Rexford G See DISPUTE, Page 11, Col. 8 MOST ROADS OPEN AGAIN Traffic Between Abilene and Coleman Rerouted AUSTIN, Sept. highway engineers today reviewed roads following a week-long rain and prepared to open most of the state to traffic All' roads will the 22.4-foot level early today and was rising slowly, while gauges up- stream showed the flood was di- minishing. Guard Nearly 300 men continued to guard levees against breaks, but the giant floodways constructed several years ago to carry off Just such an excess of water were expected to handle the present run-off without being over-taxed. W. J. Schnurbusch, weather ob- server at Brownsville, explained that unless a new, 10-foot rise near La- redo reaches the valley before the present flood water has a chance to recede, the river was unlikely to rise to a much higher level. At Brownsville, the Rio Grande gauged 18.1 feet this morning; 22.1 at Mercedes. Schnurbusch said the river would rise slightly below Mercedes and fall in the upper portion of the valley within the next 24 hours, until the new Laredo rise arrives. A crew of 250 men abandoned at- tempts to repair a levee break near Bluetown, between Harllngen and LaFerla, this morning after an all night fight. They concentrated their work on a natural levee formed L, a canal bank and loop levees be- hind the main levee, which stll were holding. ate a symbol of his jplitical greatness from 1 p in. tomorrow until 4 p. m Thursday. The senator, In a coma, died quietly. He was 41 old. For thirty-one flours, he and his phys- icians fought stave off death the -bullet wound Inflicted by Dr. C. A. WelsiV Jr., 30-jear old Baton Rouge physician. "Weiss, kinsman of a ppllueal.fore MaJ. Gen. Foulols To Leave Service WASHINGTON. Sept. j orders Issued today an- nounced the retirement upon his be passable by own application of MaJ. Gen. Br.i- Thiirsday, engineers declared, unless j Jamln D. Foulois, chief of air corps from B tlve duty, effective Dec. 31 He will retire with the rank ol major general with more than 36 years active service in the army. Brig. Gen. Oscar Westover, assist- ant chief of air. corps, will act in Foulols' place until a new chief of air corps Is designated. urther rain falls. Today, however ilghway 29 had two "closed" sec- tions. One was at Marble Falls where the ferry was unable tp op- erate, the other at Llano! Highway f! to San Antonio was closed al Fredericksburg. Highways 3 and 4 in Uvalde county probably will be closed for wo days because of high water on he Nueces river. No travel was al- owed today over highways 21 and 44 in Leie county. Highway 7 was leclared Impassable near Coleman. Highway t from Brady to. Eden also was declared in poor condition. Central Texas today enjoyed its irst sunshine in nearly a week. The .Colorado river at Austin, how- ever, was sit Its maximum stage, 20 eet, -one foot below flood level. From division 8, state highway epartment, centering. OIL Abilene, came this Information Tuesday on jate. of roads in this area: Traffic' from Abilene to Coleman being directed via highway 1 to Isco, thence to crow and llslnc star and Into Coleman on highway S3. A bridge on highway one and one-half miles north of oleman received flood damage. The highway north has been closed; i.tL M, I Abilene and vicinity fajr to- night uid Wedneodiy: warmer Wednesday. Weir Weit of 100th meridian Generally fair, warmer In welt porUori to- .fair, warmer, except In portion. Eajt ot lOOIh Generally fair. allKhtly cooler In norUiweat portion Wednesday renercjly fair, warmer In Interior. Temperatures Moi p.m. 97 Kl a.m. It OS ei Dry UiirmonifUr fit uidniint to Noon 71 Hunrlee gunnel 7p.m. 7a.m. if IV Abdomen. In their fight to save Long, the physicians performed one operation administered oxygen and made fire blood transfusions. Dr. E. L. Sanderson said officially a "gunshot wound In .the abdomen1 was the cause of Long's death. He added there.1 Were "not necessarily" any complications. Talk of Inquiry Drl G. S. Long, a brother of the senator, however, was quoted as saying that the bullet which enter- ed the right side, puncturing the colon In two places, also penetrated the kidney. 'Even 'before Long died, there was a demand for a full in- vestigation of the fatal shooting. Rep. Fenerty (R-Pa) said: "The congressional committee which Is about to Investigate Sena- tor Long's activities In Louisiana might also Investigate who it was who Instigated his attempted mur- der." Rep. Lewis (D-Colo) a member of ,hls committee, expressed doubt, however, the house body would In- vestigate the assassination. In Baton Rouge, no move by the eglslature for an Investigation had ueen made. A coroner's Inquest was already underway. At the senator's bedside when he died was the wldor. whom he mar- ried 22 years The senator had Just stepped from the house chamber after push- ing toward completion a number of special session acts aimed at the federal administration, and toward consolidating his already almost un- believable personal control of the state's affairs. Followers Stunned Dr. Weiss, a 30-year-old eye. ear, nose and throat specialist, pressed a gun into the senator's stomach and fired..His arm was deflected before he could fire a second shot and Long's body guardsmen, state high- way policemen, killed him on the spot with a fusillade of nearly sixty See LONG DIES, Page Col. 5 Resort To Violence I Deplored By Many WASHINGTON sept Both friends and opponents atoriHuey P. Long today-expressed regret at his passing and joined In denouncing the assassination. His death removed one of th largest question marks from the 193 presidential race. Official Wash Ington expected he would be an In dependent candidate. Calls for law and order In fiov cmmcntal affairs were widespread. "It Is seriously disturbing to leam of a resort to unlawful violence s- political weapon anywhere in said Secretary Morgen thau. "Bad Effects" "Detestable" was the word used by Senator Norrls (R-Neb) to de scribe the slaynlg.' "There will be some bad effects 'rom he added. "It was un lustlfled." Norrls said "there was lot of goot in Huey Long" and that "his heart See COMMENT, Page 11, Col. 1 Alfred to Submit Pension Program AUSTIN, Sept. age Mnslons will be submitted to the peclal session of the legislature to onvene Sept. 16 Gov. James V. Ail- ed said today. Submission likely will be "early' In the session, he said. His 'an louncement followed receipt of a eport from State Auditor Orvllle S Carpenter and State Tax commls- loner R. B. Anderson, on old age ensloners and costs. It was prepared at the governor's equest for Information of the leg- slalure. Estimated maximum cost s the minimum about for the first year on a asls of per month pension. The minimum. number eligible Is estl- I ma ted at CAPITAL ATTEMPTS TO GAUGE POLITICAL EFFECT OF DEATH Washington Shocked That Colorful Political Figure Should Fall By Gunfire; Deep Interest Is Shown WASHINGTON, Sept. sorrow and wonder about ihe political effect mingled In vary- ing degrees today as the capital awoke to read that the assassin's bullet had cost Senator Huey p. Long his life. The extraordinary nature of the man was Illustrated. The custom, ary expressions of grief at the pess- ng of a public. Mgure wsre defer- red, .as high and low first gave voice to their horror that gunfire lad removed 'Igure. Representative the probability of a eoa- tpqutn; into national political Fenrrty (R-Pa) From Atlantic City he telephon- ed his office here before the death to say the house committee whlcn already had planned Investigation of the Long dictatorship In his state "might also look into who It was who instigated the attempted On all tides there was tremen- dous Interest In the barest details. Differences over Long himself, and these were many and deep, went unmentloned amidst recollections of his whimsical and boyish side. Within the administration and the republican organization espec- Powerful Machine, With- out Leader, In Confu- sion; Gov. Allen May Go to Senate Post ini, By VatM NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. Senator Huey P. Lontftl death threw his all powerful poUU machine Into confusion today. Beneath the surface of profound mourning oMils followers, a contest for advantage and luenthi position was believed to be derelop- taf. First indications were that dor. O. K. Allen would resign, permittini Lleut.-Gov. James Noe to succeed him. then would appoint him United States senator to succeed to tin seat vacated by Long's death. Campfete At Jackson barracks, thin com- panies of the national guard await- ed a summons to the capitol when the nib-leaders of the Long latlon were taking every precau- tion against any untoward more by Square Deal AnodaUon, or other militant anti-Long leaden. The coming struggle wai toreaut within an hour of the death by Leo O. Lester, dent of the Square Deal. He membera of the legislature to the example of the man who Jilt passed away." Louisiana was assured a change In politics, moit obHrm agreed. They uw the Loot sot- leaden, none of whom approach strength of tlwir dead chM. M _ ObferretK believed the raljht not come until the IMt____, elections, although some thought tt might come suddenly and violently. No Leader The whole strange system of political rule that long devised lor Louisiana and presided oref M Jealously was doomed. There was no leader to carry on. There were enemies on all sides. The ties that bound together var- ous state officials and department! snapped. All they ever had in com- mon was an allegiance to Long. The legislature was stranded la :he midst of a special session. It was assembled by Long to enact 11 new "dictatorship" laws. Now then was nq dictator to administer them. From the standpoint of actual authority, Oov. Allen was In com- mand. Yet he, who had the moat See MACHINE, Paft i, CaL 1 INQUEST WILL BE RESUMED Witnesses to Shooting to Present Testimony BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. Into the fatal shoot- ing of Dr. Carl Austin Weiss by ;uards of Sen. Huey P. Long was a be resumed this afternoon with testimony of additlc nal persons who the young physician shoot Sw-. tor Long. Weiss was burled yesterday with ull rites of the Roman Catholic lurch, and ceremonies imputing to Im almost the status of martyr. Thousands of persons stood In toselawn cemetery In a driving- rain o see him burled. In the van were utstandlng anti-Long leaders, In- udintj Rep. J. Y. Sanders, Jr.. ormer Gov. John M. Parker, and any leaders of the mllitantly antl- square deal association. Except for the brief ceremony ver the rain-swept grave. Weiss' amlly kept his funeral as private s possible. Only his close saw his bullet-riddled body. His oung wife, who is left with a onths-old baby, watched his burial with expressionless face. Dr. F. O. Pavy, Weiss' uncle, spoke for the entire family in Ishlng Senator Long's recovery. "There is only one answer to_ ari's he said. "Bis'mind- as temporarily unhinged by brood-' g over the suppresslve form of ovemment he felt existed In Louts-. ana. "He was an Intense and earnest ad, and lived for humanity. as distressed over conditions In ouisiana. He never talked much bout It, and certainly nerer nflded to any member of Ids amlly any plot to shoot Senator The Inquest made only tllfht ogress yesterday, tvo wltncaM establishing known   

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