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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFEMSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Pun LMMd Wlrei  pensions before the week-end. "Mutual UndwfUndtat." The message wu taken to tn- dorte the license system at i a gtate liquor store monopoly, par- ticularly from his statement: "The state needs revenue, net only for the administration of li- quor laws you may pass, but for tin general treasury as well." With few preliminaries, the ernor plunged Into a discussion of the llquo; problem. The Judgment or an Individual will not suffice to solve It, he said, but will require combined wisdom, cooperation, soft speaking and mutual understand- ing-. "In submitting this Important question, he said, "I feel It my duty to direct your attention to certain outstanding features: Saloon Problem. "It is your duty to define tne 'open saloon' and enact laws against such everywhere throughout the state. I need not tell you that thai people as a whole are Intensely In- terested In what this legislature de- fines M the 'open saloon.' It been on every tongue both Mfora and 'since the election. "RmnHy, I do not know Wvrrti'thl. ._, know that the rait majority1 of the people of this state, irre- spective of how they voted on the amendment, are cgreed upon proposition: They do not want. ndeed will not abide, a re- um of theVold saloon system of liquor dispensing In this state. In my humble judgment, the people want no subterfuge definition ir camouflaged saloon, whereby iven though the brass rail bar mar be outlawed, yet practically the ame evils of open saloon sales will gain be upon us. I earnestly urge, herefore, a clear-cut, simple, un- erstandable definition and prohl- Itlon of the open saloon to as to -any out the letter and the spirit of the constitutional amendment. "This legislature has the power to See MESSAGE, Fate 10, Col. I THESTOTES OFFICER DIES FORT HANCOCK, N. J., Sept. 16 Percy M. Kessler, S3, re- utedly one of the highest-ranking olonels In the army, died last nlghi a cerebral hemorrhage at the jmy const defense base where he commanding officer. FILIPINOS VOTING TODAY FOR NEW SELF-RULE GOVERNMENT President, Vice-President and Assembly to Be Chosen; Manuel Quezon Favored For Executive Post CLOUDY Dry Wtt thmnenffer Iteblfrt iuiEMIIr Midnight 74 Noon 83 Sunrlie Unmet 7p.m. 7a.m. M- MANILA, Sept. The electorate of the Philippines voted oday to select a president, the first of their new Independence. More than Filipinos, lit- erate males over 21 years of age, ware expected to vote for the presi- dent and vice president of th new Philippine commonwealth, who will hold office for six years, beginning November II when the common- wealth Is Inaugurated. In addition, voters were electing a unlcanicral assembly The as- sembly will have M members, of whom 95 were to be chosen by the electorate. Three members, from the Moro provinces of Cotabato, La- nrjj and Sulu, were being elected by prewnt and former provincial and municipal offlclali. Throughout the campaign the co- alition candidates for the presidency and vJce-presldfincy, Senate Presi- dent Manuel Quezon and Senator Sergio Camera, were overwhelming favorites. They were expected to receive 70 per cent of the vote. They were backed by the only two Import- ant parties In Philippine politics, which Joined forces and adopted a common platform, Quezon Is called the "father of Philippine Independence." He steer- ed the preliminaries which resulted In Philippine acceptance of the Tydlngs-McDuffle act, the consti- tutional convention, the arrange- ments for the election. The absorption of opposition by PmUPFINW, Cal. 7 Charter Revision Is Chief Issue At the Polls In Pennsylvania By The Associated Press Constitutional revision, a possible Issue In the '36 campaign, comes up tomorrow In Pennsylvania's ptl- mary. Before the Pennsylvania voters Is a referendum on revising the state's charter, adopted in 1873. The revi- sionists are campaigning with the contention the present state consti- tution ii not suited to present-day economic and social needs. One proposed change calls for a gradu- ated Income tav. The. Issue transcends party lines. In Philadelphia, the republican mayoralty nomination fight occupies major Interest, with nlnt candidates In the field. The registration ap- proximates believed an all- time record. In Hew Jersey, the sales tax forms the chief Issue in the primary to- morrow. Candidates nf both the democratic and republican parties) particularly those seeking assembly nominations, have campaigned for repeal of the sales tax. which wu sponsored by Governor Harold G. See BLECTIOMS, Face CoL I Sears Sales Show 18 Pet Increase CHICAGO, Sept. Bnn Roebuck and O., today reported sales for the eighth 'period, Auzuit 4 to September 10, increased 18.3 per cent over tales for the corre- ponding period lait yenr and wm greater than fir period this yqpv   

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