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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               gbflene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI noN VOL LV. Fufl Leased Wine of Associated Frees UnMed Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning New) NUMIEM Governor Urges New State Taxes League's Final Offer To Be Put Before Duce Peace And War Hang In the Balance Hen you wee the arena In which npRfenUUns of world powers battle to keep Italy at peace with Ethiopia. It showj the Leaftte of In leu Ion at Genera, will) Premier Lanl (2) or France and Foreign Minuter Maxim Utvlnoff (I) of Rntila at the head of the Me conference table flanked by Baron Alois! (1) of Italy and Captaic Anthony Eden (4) of EnfUnd. BATTLE OF HENCHMEN FOR FOR LONG POLITICAL KEGIME The political. machine left by Sen- ator Huey P. Long .stood In danger of exploding from spontaneous 'com- bustion today unless a dispute among 'lla lieutenants could be queUed. Governor O. K. Allen, who be- came field captain of the forces after the death of Senator Long from a pistol bullet, was having a hard time keeping his ambitious lieutenants In the ranks. Too many of them wanted to be the captain. The governor yesterday called In his leaders from the country parish- es and started to tell them what he wanted done, as he had seen his chleftlan Long do. But the country boys began to ask questions and talk back. The Roy. Gerald L. K. Smith, "share the -'wealth" organizer, threatened to take his followers, whom'he, estimated at to another camp. If Ills group was not consulted in framing a slate of can- didates for the January election. Until that happened it appeared that a selection might have been made between Allen J. Ellender, speaker of the Louisiana house, and Lieutenant Governor James A. Noe as the candidate for governor. That placed Noe and Ellender back In the running, with Ellender perhaps a stride in front. Governor Allen did make clear, however, that an election would be held to fill the unexplred term of Senator Long. He pointed out that the Louisiana law appointment can- HIS DELEGATE TD LEI FOB Acceptance Still A Mat- ter Of Doubt; Italy Meanwhile Provides For Financing War GENEVA, Sept. 18. Baron Pompeo Aloisi decided today to leave the peace d'seus- ron at Geneva anrl go to Rome to give Premier Mussolini per the coucil's ultimate of Scores Of Britain's Battleships Patrol The Mediterranean North Sea Maneuvers Postponed as Fleet Concentrates In Trouble Zone; Assert Movement 'Precautionary' LONDON, Sept. itative sources Indicated today that an official announcement by the air ministry of a recent concentration of British aviation reinforcements in the Mediterranean area are ex- pected soon. This expectation came close on the heels of an official disclosure by the admiralty that the regular au- tumn maneuvers of the navy in the North" sea have been indefinitely fer which mnvririttM fh nnlo Britain's major ler wmefl constitutes only ,_ ,h_ See LOUISIANA, Page 8, Col. G Another Seriously Hurt; Two Accidents In Tarrant County PORT WORTH, Sept. (Copyrtiht, 1033, By Assoclnlta Press) Pour persons were killed and one WASHINGTON, was critically injured in two traffic, eral Douglas MocArthur announced i today he would retire as chief of Will Take Over Task Of Organizing Island Defenses State Alleges Robbery Is Motive In Slaying of Talpa Man BY WENDELL BEDICHEK Staff Correspondent COLEMAN, Sept. Reis, 22-year old former high school stu- dent here, who went to trial Mon- day in the 35th district court charged with murder, today heard special prosecutor give the Jury an outline of the testimony with which it will attempt to win con- viction and the death penalty. Rels is charged with murder of Fred Brown, Talpa farmer, on last May 3. He pleaded guilty when the jury was finally empanelled after two days questioning of a special venire of 10B men. Allege Robbery Motive The state's case, as outlined by W. Marcus Weatherred, special prosecutor, will be an attempt to prove that Reis and an elder com- panion, Stanley Wood, knowing that Fred Brown had tfome into posses- sion of planned to murder him with purpose of robbery. Wood was convicted lost July in his trial at Brownwood, drawing a 10-year WASHINGTON, Sept. WP) penalty, and when he gave notice 1 Secretary Wallace today announced faint hone held here nf delavip or avertmcr war in Fit-hoopla. Willing to "Consider" Aloisi will take with him the text proposals drafted by the council's concilation committee of five, giv- Ir.K Italy great economic and terri- torial concessions. Italian sources here have indlcat- fl rather plainly they do not ex- pect the proposals to be accepted Although Italy is willing to "con B'der" them. Salvador de Madariaga of Spain chairman of the committee, arrang- ed to visit Alolsl and Tecla Hawa- riat, Ethiopian representative, to- night, present the proposals and discuss them. Premier Pierre Laval of Prance was understood to have urged Aldfis strongly not pro posed compromise to Mussolini by telephone, but visit him personally and convey the views of the French British and others. Doublfnl The fact that Alolsl agreed to jursue the suggested course was regarded as slightly encouraging sign. All delegations, however, stil! doubted Italy's acceptance of the proposals, even as a basis of nego- tiation, although the possibility was envisaged that Mussolini might agree to consider them pending the end of the rainy season In Ethio- pia. Laval planned to leave for Paris Friday to preside over a meeting of the French cabinet Saturday. fConjTfirht, IflSff. Hr Associated Press) ROME, Sept. 18. Italian government today Indicated Its probable rejection of a League of Nations compromise with Ethiopia, reorganized Its tax program to pro- vide for war, and shifted thousands of troops into Libya because of a threatening attitude on the part of tribesmen. Netv National Loan Premier Mussolini presided person over a cabinet meeting See ITALY, Page 11, Col. 6 Texas Appointed AAA Solicitor of appeal, Judge J. E. Miller the resignation of Seth Thomas as promptly granted him a new tria with concurrence of the state accidents in. Tarrant county las night. The dead: Leo Cook, 45, Fort Worth. Lloyd Clifton, 24, Fort Worth. Miss Elizabeth Wyatt, 18, whose parents live on a farm near Weath- erford. Walter R. Copeland, 25, Fort Worth. Buster Rhoades, 13, Fort Worth suffered a fractured skull. The accident Involving Cook, Clif- ton and Rhoades occurred when their light roadster plunged Into See MISHAPS, Pagf 11, Col. 4 Doheny's Estate Is Left To Widow LOS ANGELES, Spet. The will of Edward L. Doheny, multi- millionaire oil man, which named ills widow, Mrs. Carrie Estelle Do- heny, sole beneficiary, was filed irobste today. 'Ing was set for September JO. Irhe document disposes of proximotely one-sixth of the ap- Do- heny holdings which had been es- timated at the remain- der having been distributed In and trusts by Doheny during nil last years. staff of the American .army on De- cember 15 to undertake 'he task of organizing the military defenses o] the new commonwealth governmenl of the Philippines. President Roosevelt detailed Mac- Arthur to the assignment at the urgent request of Manuel Quezon who was elected first president of the new government in yesterday's election. Accompanied by Captain Thomas Jefferson Davis, his aide, General MacArthur will sail from San Fran- cisco early In October, arriving In Manila in tlmt to the See M'ABTHUR, Page II, Col. 5 Couple Observe Golden Wedding SAH ANQELO, Sepl. 18. and Mrs. C. V. Holland celebrated heir 50th anniversary here las; night jfith dinner und. reception at the St. Angelus hotel. Mr. Holland was for 35 years an active newspaper man in Dallas ind San Antonio. He sold his stock n the San Antonio Express and noved 'a San Angelo when his son. Chase Holland, purchased Jew- itote here. Wood's attorneys attempted to with- draw his motion, offering to take sentence, and when the court re- fused, they appealed against the ruling. Associated with Weatherred in the prosecution is A. O. Newman, dis- trict attorney. Defense counsel are J. K. Baker of Coleman and his son, Klrkland Baker. from Santa S. A. Eding- ton, Burkett; I. V. Sewell, Santa Anna'; W. L. Stafford, Rockwood; R W. Douglas, Santa Anna.; J. B, Griffith, Santa Anna; E. S. Cox, Grosvenor; Earl Gray, Coleman; G. N. Powell, Santa Anna; T. N. Evans, Santa Anna; W. E. Haynes, Santa See TRIAL, Pags 8, Col. 5 Is Appointed as Phares' Assistant ADSTIN, Sept. Iff) Homer Garrison, Jr., of LufWn today was appointed assistant director of the Texas department of public safety. Garrison will be second In command of L. G. Phares, acting director. Garrison, 34, become a peace of- fleer 15 years ago, serving as Ange- Ina county deputy sheriff. He was chief deputy three years. His fath- er has bsen district clerk in Ange- ina county IB years. He will be In charge of the offi- cers' training school, having con- ducted the schools two years. Gar- rison trained Now Mexico's high-, wv patrol when It wis solicitor for the agriculture depart- ment and the appointment of Mas- tin G. White of Tyler, Texas, as his successor. Thomas will resume private law practice in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was appointed solicitor in March, 1933. fighting ships in the Mediterranean. The exact nature of the air min- istry's communique was not predict- ed, but authorities in a position to know said they expected it to con- firm recent reports that royal air- force squadrons had been concen- trated In Malta, Egypt, and else- where In the Mediterranean sector. An admiralty spokesman said no date had been set fbr the maneu- vers off -Scotland and added It was dubious if they would be held at all "in view of the circumstances." Between 125 and 150 British war- ships today patrolled the Mediter- ranean In movements which author- itative quarters frankly labeled as "precautionary." Move British officials, however, were quick to den- there was anything provocative In Britain's action in assembling this fleet during the present strained relations between Italy and Ethiopia, especially In view of the presence of numerous Italian men-of-war in ancient Rome's "Mare Nostrum." Subjects of the British crown to- day received their first intimation of the extensive naval movements which the American public -has Sec WARSHIPS, Pate Col. I State Rejects Plan Of Charter Revision peal Is Disregarded By the Voters II; Thn lUfeocllleil FRH Constltutlonaf'revlslon, much dis- cussed as a possible issue In the 1936 campaign, was apparently re- jected by the Pennsylvania electo- rate In yesterday's off-year primar- ies. With virtually half the precincts in the state tallied, the vote on call- Ing a constitutional convention stood today: Governor George H. Earle, a New Deal democrat, campaigned for the revisionist proposal and compared Pennsylvania's constitution, draft- ed in 3873, with a "worn-out auto- mobile tire, full of patches." Revision, Earle said, was neces- sary to realize in his state the fmore abundant life" of the Roose- velt New Deal. New Mexico In New Mexico, change of the constitution was also an Issue. The major change property from taxation up to trailing in the early returns. All the war veterans' organlza- ti6ns opposed the proposal, which would have given to all citizens the jroperty tax exemption granted to veterans. The sales tax Issue, which enliv- ened the primary In New Jersey, was still ur--ettled. Spauiding Eraser, vice-president of the Sales Tax Repeal association, said a majority of the nominees to the assembly were pledged to repeal or modification. Governor Harold G. Hoffman, iponsor of the tax, Interpreted the rcnomlnatlon of two state senators, n counties where the issue was See VOTING, Page 11, Col. 4 POSSIBLE NEW DEAL DRIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION IS SEEN'IN ADDRESS BY ROPER BILLS OFFERED Allred Cites Need Of More Revenue; Levy On Chain Stores Among Those Proposed AUSTIN, Sept. 18. Tax bills to pay old age pen- sions and liquidate the state deficit were introduced in the house today on the heels of a special message from Governor Allred opening- the field of tax- ation. Bills to levy a graduated license fee on chain stores, in- crease the natural gas tax legalize and tax pool halls, per mit cities and counties to levy one-half the state occupation tax on utilities and to levy a utility gross receipts tax were included. Others to be Offered Bills to tax pipelines, Increase the oil and sulphur levies and tap other sources of revenue were unJer prep- aration, i Representative Walter Jones of Jourdanton, gratified at the gover- nor's opening the entire subject said he would call his committee soon to consider the bills. The administration chain store lax carried a levy of Jl, on single stores, graduated to on stores in chains of more than 60. Another John's Ex-Frteai A rift M wife that it _ IH repcind lui tcfmavt John Bwrymare, Mtar, MIK Banto 19-rear-old proton, uld, ttMlat Hut Urn protwM; muM be nowAh- tlen. Barrjmon to for dlTMu bi Ibe former Dfttm (AaoriHit G State Would Pay 000 of For Structure AUSTIN, Sept. emor Ailrcd today asked the Texas legislature to appropriate J200.00 to erect a "Texas suprem court memorial building." Remaining of the cos would be paid by the federal gov eminent. Allred said the projec would furnish Jobs lor needy cltl zcns, reduce the rent bill on state departments, and improve condl tions of the Judicial branch. "It Is a matter of common he said, "that the ef 'iclency of our supreme court, court of criminal appeals, and attorney department is impaired because of crowded quart' ers and poor conditions under whicl ihey must work In the present state capital building. Other Bills "There Is no estimating the finan- cial cost to the state of presen .ondltions under which they mus operate, particularly at attorney general's department." AJJred submitted seven bills to permit full state cooperation in fed- eral works program. Bonds for federal-aid works pro- ects are made negotiable, validat- ng pledge of revenues by cities to epay such bonds, and validating See BUILDING, Page 11, Col. 5 Relief Allotment Again Is Reduced WASHINGTON, Sept. The question of the New Deal's fu- ture stand on the subject of consti- tutional change aroused renewed In- terest today In the light of a speech by Secretary of Commerce Roper, declaring the right of amendment is the "heartbeat of our constitutional system." Tlie Roosevelt cabinet member, in a Constitution day address lost night at Alexandria, Va., declared: 'If there is not sufficient consti- tutional authority for the federal government to dc-al properly with a devastating, nation-wide economic and soclel emergency, Is it the will of the American people to amend heir constitution so that th'i federal government, in times of acute dls- ress nationally, may by bold, direct action avert utter chaos? "Unless the lessons taught by the depression go unheeded, M war let- sons generally have, and unless clear- ly evident economic signs and por- tents ore largely wrong, this Is a ques- tion that must be answered during the next decade If our present eco nomlc and governmental system Is to endure." The Roosevelt aide projected this Issue as the "one dominant ques- tion which sooner or later must be answered by the American people." Observers wondered whether the Roper utterance meant that the New Deal might conduct an Inten- sive effort for the constitutional amendment should other major ad- ministration measures meet the fate of NRA in supreme court tests be- ginning this fall. There was no authoritative an- swer to such a quo'illon, and It was noted that Roper mentioned ten years as the period In which the decision mutt t: made. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. The relief administration announces a new slash in direct relief allot- ments and chopped a third state off the receiving line today In a drive to end federal doles by No- vember 1. Vermont was added to Alabama and Wyoming to form a trio nf states no longer getting relief con- tributions. At the same time, PERA sairt states still receiving funds wouid get only for September, a slash of more than nne-fffth from the August total of US Probe of Long Death Is Unlikely WASHINGTON, Sept. fedeial government will hold aloof from investigation of the assassination of Sen. Huey P. Long unless definite evidence of ft latlon of federal law Is submitted, Justice department officials said to- AUSTIN, Sept. propriation or la pa? old age peniMu for M to proposed In a, bill offered to the Texaa legislature today. Rep. W. W. Glass, Jacksonville, author, said It will take that unoiint to pay f 15 a month pension to all who are ellflble under lUie constitution, u his bill provides. Where the money come from, he re- ferred to the committee on tax- ation. bill proposed a maximum of The governor's message on chain store taxca was applauded in the house. A bill to slash the beer tax in half and sharply reduce beer deal- ers' license fees was Introduced as a "temperance" measure. The house adjourned until to- morrow after a stern warning by Speaker Coke Stevenson that speed was necessary if the legislature In- tended to complete the program outlined by the governor. Senate Dills A dozen bills were introduced In the senate, including measures to provide old-age pensions and fix salares for officers removed from See LEGISLATURE, 11, Col. 3 Two Indicted For Counterfeiting Federal grand Jury In session Tuesday at Dallas Indicted John Valter Hay and Eula Mae Ham- irlck on counterfeiting charges for Abilene division. Miss Hambrick was arrested in Abilene on June 1, and Hay was rrested at Anson July 15. Mrs. Roosevelt In Fort Worth Oct. 3 FORT WORTH, Sept. (If) ilrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will be n Fort Worth Oct. 3 and will ud- ress workers In the women's cru- sade for i-he 1935 mobilization for lumon needs. She will be the guest f her son, Elliott and his wife, 'hlle In Fort Worth. Abilene Mid clO'Jdy to- IBM a.nrt Thursday. Weil of 100th meridian artly cloudy tonight and Thursday EasE JOOtn meridian 'artly cloudy, probably Bhowero near ttaai might and Thu rid ay. TamperalureB TnM, P.m. Wed. a.m. 85 84 82 79 74 72 70 as Mlrtnlfiht 67 TO STIWI HIS TRIP Schedule Will Prevent An Appearance at Legion HYDE PARK, N. Y., Sept. !8 Roosevelt reveatod today that he would leave tmrard the end of next week on his across the country. Departure, he said, will bie front Washington as soon as he Is ablo to clear away a mass of administra- tion business both here and at tht capital. Ban Diego will be the destination. Despite persistent reports to the contrary, .he insisted that the trip to the west coast would not ba punctuated with any political ad- dresses, pointing out that he want- ed to make It In five days. This schedule, he Indicated, re- moves the possibility of a speech ifore Uie national convention of the American Legion at St. Louis. Mr. Roosevelt explained that de- tails of the Inlnerary were not yet complete although he definitely planned to stop at Boulder Dun and Los Angsles, From Los Angeles will motor to San Diego for an nspectlon of the eicpositlon. After the completion of his brief lallfornle. tour he will board ths cruiser Houston for the return home by way of the Panama Canal. He plans to be at sea for about 20 days, having In mind frequent for deep sea. fishing expedl- Jons. The president wants to stop again at Cocos Island which he visited last 'car and which lies about 500 miles southwest of the canal entrance. A ew other Islands where good fish- ng abounds also will be visited. Decision has not yet been made as to whether the cruise will termi- nate at Annapolis, Md., or at a See ROOSEVELT, Page 8, Col. 7 AVIATORS TO BE GIVEN BAIL Charges In Koenecke Death Will Not Be Pressed TORONTO, Ont., Sept. attorney general's office an- lounced today that criminal charges .gainst William Joseph Mulqueeney Irwln Davis, aviators, tield in connection with the alr- jlane death of Len Koenecke, major eague baseball player, would not ba iressed and that they will be re- eased on boil. The filers will be asked to tell hell- story of Koenecke's deatn at an inquest ton-.oiTow night. They will be arraigned formally Friday morning and then discharged. The attorney genernl, it was ilalncd, is satisfied that the men were forced to kill Koenecke, who razed by liquor, in order to heir lives. Mulqueeney and Davis arc held in 83 hail on manslaughter charges. The amount of ball to be asked not revealed. It was Indfctaed thu men would be Kkued jomeHmt Ufc aft- ernoon. 3uni CLOUDY 7p.m. Lhermometer it HurmormKr .H' H' lUUtlvt humidity ..ur. MK   

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