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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1935, Abilene, Texas FAIR P Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT DON VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, FOURTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning NUMBER M Britain Wants War, Italy Charges Two Of Long's Aides Will Seek Offices Tom Mooney In Court Again Tun Mooney (left) is making another court appearance as a hear- ing in his case opened jji San Francisco. At tight Is A. E- Shaw, named to take testimony in the case. Mooney, who has served almost 19 years in prison for his alleged part In the 1916 preparedness day bombing, declared that prosecution witnesses had testified falsely at his Mai. (Associated Press Noe' to Run For Governor And Martin Asks The Senatorship; Gov. Allen Is Left Out University Opens New Session With Peak Enrollment Formal Program Held; Reg- istration At H-SU Is the Largest In Five Years The forty-fourth session of Har- din Simmons university opened Thursday morning with the largest enrollment to date for the 1930's. Class work got under way at 3 m., but a full pause was called The Winner Manuel Quezon (below) wJbr was winner by a wide the contest for the first presi- dency of the Philippine Islands. His inauguration on Nov. 15 will mark the beginning- of the is- lands new self-government era.. (Associated Press Says He Was Not Within Mile Of Fatal Bomb- ing Scene SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19. m state scrutinized ;closely today the social and political views of the of a '1916 Preparedness day parade for vindi- cation before California authorities Mooney, who shouted yesterday that prosecution witnesses testified .falsley at his trial, launched., into his beliefs under cross. examination at his hearir.s en a habeas JOCTRUE writ. He was questioned by Assistant State Attorney General William Cleary after relating on direct ex- amination a story of his activities the day of the bombing, a story In which he denied having been with- in a mile of the fatal scene. His Beliefs I am a social revolutionist one' who believes all the wealth of the world should be the prisoner .declared after Cleary had questioned him concerning the In- ternational Moulders union. Mooney has been a member of the union for 33 years, and Cleary asked him whether it advocated overthrow of the government. "The union is absolutely in con- trol of Mooney re- See MOONEY, Page 13, Col. 5 Big Sales Reported And Only Million Pounds Now Being Held SAN ANGELO, Sept. ad ditlonal pounds of Texa fall mohair had ween sold today a_ top prices set last week of 50 cents per pound for grown hair and 6' cents for kid clips, representing an advance of 13 cents per pound with- in a few days. This Increased the season's sales to pounds leaving unsold only about one mil- lion pounds, all In small lots except the accumulation of the Sonora Wool Mohair Co. at Sonora. Largest of the late sales were pound by the Schreiner Wool Mohair Co.. at Kerrville the remainder of the firm's accu- mulation, and pounds by the Producers Wool Mohair Co. oi Del Rio, both amounts to William Cheshire of Collins Aikman. The Junction Cattle Loan Co. of June- See MOHAIR, 1'age 13, Col. 4 Visiting Bands at Fair Salesman and Son Are Found Dead WACO, Texas, Sept. 19. m James E. Lee 45, a salesman, nn.1 his 11-year-old son, Billy Bob, were found shot to death In Lee's locked automobile near Lovers Leap, in Cameron park, today. A Justice of the peace verdict sslri Lee sho! his son then hlm- widow disagreed with the verdict, however, and Indicated she would demand a double murder In- vestigation. Cameron park workmen wound the bodies, bullet wounds In both AMARTLLO, Sept. crowd approximating yesterday's peak attendance was expected at the thirteenth annual Trl-State Pair today. Bands and delegations came from White Deer, McLean, Ploydada, Wellington and Dalhart. Judges began pinning ribbons on winners in the Holsteln end milking shorthorn division, the last in the livestock department to be judged. Plans were made to extend a rousing welcome to Gov. Clyde Tingley of New Mexico, who will lead a sunshine state delegation to fair tomorrow. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19.-- political machine ____________ _______ left by the late Senator Huey i for chapel exercises starting at io P. Long was split wide open to-! o'clock in the university auditorium, day by announcement of Lieut, i Dox- r, T A i ology then. by the au- Gov. James A. Noe for governor Ulence, :ed oy tola Gibson Deaton and Wilde 0. Martin, public! of the department of voice; then, service commissioner, for t he i 'hejnvocauin by Rev. c. A. Powell United States senate, in the January primary. Surprise To Allen The announcements dropped like bomb-shells in the ranks over tin: state and In the sfcatehouse. Gov- ernor O. K. Allen, who said the state ticket would be chosen at n caucus to be called by him, refused to believe they were genuine i nouncements. The governor closeted himself In his office wiib a group of his as- sociates and c'iscussed the announ- cements feverjshly. He said he could not conceive of Noe and Martin taking o'ich steps without his sanc- tion.. Later Noe and Martin Joined the conference. They had driven from New Orleans to Baton Rouge this morning. Ellender Silent Allen J. Blender, confined to his bed at Houma with a cold, sold he had not heard of the announce- ments and had nothing to say. El- lender had been prominently men- tioned as a gubernatorial candidate and until Noe made his statement was regarded as standing abwt equally as strong in the organiza- tion. Martin virtually had been select- ed to run for the unexpired term of the late Senator Long but the statements accompanying his an- nouncement indicated he would of- fer jfor the regular six year term beginning in January, 1937. Trie announcements came after an all-night conference In a hotel room, attended by Judge John B. Fournet, of the state supreme court, Jenkens of thp First Baptist church. Short welcome talks were given by c. L. Johnson, mayor of Abi- lene; President Cluster Q. Smith of During chapel program at Hardin-SUnraons university this morning, I. E. Harwell, repre- senting John G. Hardin, said that Harrtin-Slmmons received one -of the largest endowments' of any institution in the country with the death of Mrs. Hardin. Following his-talk, the entire student body and faculty stood and paid silent tribute to Mrs. Hardin. J. H. Mead Veteran evangelist of the Church of Christ, who died at his home here today. Funeral rites were scheduled for 5 o'clock this' Nation, Meanwhile, Goe Ahead In Preparations; League Told Ethiopia Will Agree to Offer ROME, Sept. 19. Italian press. tonight chargec England with deliberately wish ing war in order to halt Italy's course. One thi McMurry college; -president- Jamp- F. pox of Abilene Christian college and superintendent B. D. Green o the city schools. New Facultymen Introduced J. D. Sandefer, university presi- dent, introduced six new members of the teaching staff. They are Dr R. A. Collins, dean of students and head of the department of educn tion; Frank Kimbrough, physica education and athletic coach; Miss Joy Adams, Instructor in business administration; Miss Gertrude War- mack, instructor in physical educa- tion for women; Mrs. Nora Levy speech instructor; and Carroll Rob- ertson, instructor in economics and sociology. Local ministers and other visitors Were introduced, including I. Harwell, university board membc: from Burkbiimett and representa- tive of John G. Hardin, whose name the institution bears. The afternoon program, startln; Sec LOUISIANA, Page 13, S at 1 p. m., was, to bring an "aptitude test" for this year's freshmen, an lest inni iovntlon in the university. Con- Discuss Changes In Relief Wages Sce UNIVERSITY, paBe 13, WASHINGTON, Sept. of the building trades department, American Federation of today with Works 3rogress Administrator Harry L. Hopkins In a conference believed to foreshadow possible readjustment of work relief wage scales. The labor officials said Hopkins summoned them to discuss the "en- tire situation" regarding work re- lief. But they insisted that they did not present any protest over pay- ment of present so-called security wages, which have a maximum of a month. Reports have been current that WPA contemplates shortening hours of work on temporary relief projects Jones Co. Men Indicted In Connection With US Appiications Three Jones county farmers, of the Hawley community, were namec in order to pay prevailing hourly i yesterday In federal indictments re- wage scales but still remain within turned in Dallas, charged with the present monthly totals. PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION ON THE INCREASE SKILLED ARE WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. Government statisticians said day thnt America's long Idle car- penters, brlcRlayers and other skill- ed workers are beginning to find 'obs In the construction of private wmes. Increased private construction las drawn the attention of econo- mists who have been watching an- xiously for improvement of the Dug-dragging heavy goods Indus.- rles. They also found other slpis if improvement In this vital flelu', along with some discouraging fca- ures. Isador Lubln, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sum- marized the situation by saying conditions in the building Induti- "tea deflnltelK CD rise." He udded that "employment In the 'neavy goods Industries gen- erally Is Improving, although It has a great distance lo go to reach the level of non-endurable An Inter-office memorandum pre pared by the statistics division o; the Federal Housing administration said "the available Information In- dicates that at last the buIldlriR Industry Is bc-cinning to absorb Its unemployed." It warned, however, that there was still a "long to go" be- cause even In 1930, when employ- ment was higher than In any re- cent year. It was only 88 per cent of normal. A survey of available government BB BdiLDma. 11. <M. t making false applications to the farm credit administration for live- stock feed loans. Fraud is also al- leged. The defendants are Gaston Pruitt, William O. Elliott and Harry F. Shpjinon. All are under bond here before Mrs. Ida James, U. S. com- missioner. The indictments allege offenses committed In Terry coun- ty, and other defendants, Jiving In Terry and Lynn county, are Joseph D. Pruitt, J. L. Griffin, Henry A. Bates, William D. Cupps and Oliver Alan Cupps. William Weir, Big Spring, was in- dicted on a charge of narcotic vio- lation. He is in custody In Abilene a.waitlng trial. Joseph K. douse, Amarlllo, was named In a bill charging counter- felting, and Robert D. Patillo, San Angelo, In a bill charging the forg- ing of a money order. The grand Jury returned a no- bill in case of Ralph Hughes, arrested last week In Big Spring on ft charge of violating the Mann act. He was released Thursday movning frum the Taylor county Jail. The fall term of United States district court here Is scheduled for opening October 7, but likely will be delayed. Juries have not been drum. I. H. Mead Dies at Home Here; Rites To Be This Afternoon J. H. Mead, 79, veteran Church of Christ evangelist who served sue cessively ,'r. Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas, died at his home 802 Poplar street, at a. m. today following an Illness of more than five weeks. The Illness, induced by a kidney disorder and falling health, became icute four weeks ago, shortly be- fore the death of a son, R. L. Mead on August 19. Due to the serious- less of his condition, the eldei Mead was not informed of his son's death until several days alter buri- al was made. Mr. Mead was born March 1 856, in Lincoln county, Tenn., anc Ived in Nashville, Tenn., for 22 At age of 41, lie moved to Russellville, ICy., and resided there or 11 years before moving to Abi ene in 1908. 45 Years of Service Converted hi the Church of ihrist under the late James A. Har- dings, founder of the Nashville Bible school, now David Lipscomb ollege, at Nashville, Mr. Mead serv- ed his denomination for 45 years evangelist and minister. Soon fter his removal here, lie establish- d the .nission at South Tenth and Chestnut streets and served as Its minister until five years ago, when he retired on account of failing health. He also engaged In gro- cery business here from 1909 to 1921. Surviving p.rc his widow, 74, the former Mary Etta Robinson, to whom he was married at Tenn., 58 years ago; two sons, E. P. and W. L. Mead of Abilene; I uuui newspaper, Giornale d 'Italia, asserted thai "there is already an open men ace." The renewed press campaign came after Naples dispatches had reported the arrival there of submarines from Trieste, or- dered from their home base be cause of the heavy British naval concentration In the Mediter- ranean. War Preparations Meanwhile other preparations foi war with Ethiopia went on. Because of a shortage of steel, municipalities throughout Italy or- dered street car tracks not In use torn up and tonight workmen were busy removing them and shipping them to foundries. Many Rome streets, including historic squares, like the Piazza Del Popolo. were torn up In consequence-. Military circles estimated that men were Involved in a royal decree today calling up for new physical examination men of the class of 1901 to 1914 inclusive who .previously'had been rejected for' mlUtafy service! Ethiopia Expected to Accept a Compromise GENEVA, Sept. dor de Madarlaga of Spain, chair- man of the League of Nations' Italo-Elhioplan committee, told that body today he believed Ethiopia would accept the committee's plan for a compromise with he did not know what Italy might do. He told his committee members, representing Great -Britain. Prance, Poland and Turkey, that all he was able to say about Italy was that First Measure For Liquor Regulation Put Before Senate Saloon Defined In Bill Offered By Clint Small; Proposals Offered In House Providing For Tax Increases AUSTIN, Sept. 19 (DP) Clint C. Small of Amarlllo today presented the Texas legislators with their first definition of an open sa- loon. Such must be barred under the recent constitutional amend- ment. "The open Small said In a bill presented in the senate, "Is any place where Intoxicating liquor Is sold, bartered or delivered to be consumed on the premises where sold." Penalties for persons working "open saloons" were fixed minimum fines for the first offense and one year in the penitentiary for the second: TO.T Bills Bills were introduced In the house to raise existing Inheritance, oil, sulphur and chain store taxes. The oil tax bill, by Rep. Jesse Roach of Hunt county, asks a six cents per barrel minimum -tax six per cent on oil on olll and sold at more than (i per barrel. Present tax ii two cents and two per cent. The senate also passed a bill pro- viding to aid construction of a state courts bulldtof In Austin. Three-foiira of the money received from Roach's Increased oil tax would be paid. Into the old age pension fund, the remaining one-fourth placed In the school fund. A bill by Rep. c. E. Farmer, Fort Worth, and others would limit poll tax See LEGISLATURE, Page 13, CoL t Man Mis Three of Kin, Then Himself Slayings Result Of A Fight Over the Division of a Estate NEWARK, N. J., Sept. Police concluded today that Charles Russell Geary, 42, a. Tobyhanna, Pa., larmer, killed his brother and two Sec LEAGUE, Page 13, Col. 4 Lloyd George Sees War In Two Weeks BRADFORD, Eng., Sept. Lloyd George, Great Brit- ain's World war prime minister, de- :lared today: "We are within a week or a fort- night of war of aggression." The aggressive Welshman, ad dressing a regional conference of ,he council for action for peace and econstructlon, continued: "It will be ns great a war of ag- gression as the attack of Germany upon Belgium. Quite frankly, I urn larmed. It seems to me the world s heading for a very great catas- Over the week-end, Lloyd Georgn ttacked the International peace- makers for hanging back while Italy rent ahead with preparations for 'ar. Today he renewed his demand 3 know why there had been "In- omprehensible and quite inexcus- ble" delays. :lght over division -ft estate. The bodies of the four were found n the apartment of Orlando Le Van, 60, an employe of the Penn- sylvania railroad, one of the victims of the shooting. The others who died were Or- ando's brother, Benjamin, 55, re- Ired foreman In the Newark de- mrtment of public works, and John S. Geary, 43. who liad lived with the Le Vans since boyhood. Orlando's wife, Catherine, died a lonth ago on a visit to Easton, Pa. She and the Geary brothers' mother were sisters. Orlando's wife held with him Joint accounts in three Newark savings banks and stock In a building end Joan associa- tion, totalling In all about The police believe Charles Geary, who caine to Newark early last night, argued with Orlando over sharing the money. Early today a man telephoned police headquarters. Patrolman Patrick McNamara answered. "Send police In a hurry to 938 Sec KILLINGS, Page 13, Col. 6 Loss as Night Club Burn: LONMOUTH BEACH, N. J., Sept destroyed Vivian John- son's luxuriously furnished night club today at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Harry Woolley at 00. Mrs. Vivian Johnson Jonasscn, 35 or whom the place wns named, her lother, Mrs. A. O. Johnson, her brother, Sidney, Bob Blair, barten- der, and Amelia Hnnnessy, cashier, were routed from the building In night dress. See MEAD, Page; 13, Col. 7 Abilene and fnlr nlpht and Friday. Wtsl vl JOOth merjrtlnjj Generally fair and Friday. .._ Generally 100th meridian Prldny. Tern pcrnl urea Wed. Thnn. fMK 7p.m. 7a.m. Dry Inermomelftr M" Wei Ihirmomater JHHUv. hunudJty HS, WHEAT PRICE AGAIN HIGHER Futures Up Three Cents To New Top For Season CHICAGO, Sept. wheat prices soared higher Uday, erasing yesterday's setbacks, as traders displayed more concern over gossip of an Irrnwnrtlng East Africa war and reports of Argentina crop damage. Wheat futures In Chicago were generally 3 cents higher shortly aft- er the opening. Mny wheat Jumped to 3-8, a new hlBh for the season and the highest price for any future since last April 16. Later May wheat climbed to 3-4. the liiRhest future price In Chicago slntn December, 1834. The Liverpool market about 3 centi higher nnd Winnipeg wheat shot up the 3-cent limit, the May delivery coming within 1-3 cent of tim dollar mark. LOUIS REIS TO BE AWITNESS Defense Opens In Trial of Coleman County Youth COLEMAN, Sept. The staw rested ot 10 o'clock this morning Ir trial of Louis Rcis, Coleman county youth charged with the murder of Fred Brown, Talpa farmer. The 'Jcfcnse Immediately moved for nn instructed verdict of acquit- tal. It was denied by Judge J. E. Miller ;md the defense called Mrs. W. M. McCor.nell, telephone opera- tor of Santa Anna, ns Its first wit- ness. Balllngcr Meeting Rcis will RJ on the stand late to- day, his lawyers snld. Six witnesses were morning to complete called this the state's case. M. L. West. Hugh McAden, Stance Haqley and Lee Little, all of Bnllltiffer, test I fed to seeing Rels and Stanley Wood In Balllnger on the evening ot Saturday, May 4, the day after I3rown wns killed. They See fttu a, Cot 7 In Cotton Growers WASHINGTON, Sept. AAA officials today disclosed that Comptroller Genera! J. B. McCart has approved use of gross custom! receipts for payment of a subsidy to farmers on cotton grown thli year under Bankhead production control allotments. Formal approval of the plan for use of this money, provided by the AAA amendments, removes the last principal obstacle for making the subsidy payments of not more than two cents a pound. In asking the money, the AAA estimated that not more than would be required. Tha subsidy to contract signers will equal the difference between 13 cents and the average pries of cot- at the ten spot markets the day ;he producer sells his cotton. The AAA amendments provided -hat 30 per cent of the gross cus- toms receipts might be set aside for the farm administration to en- courage exports and for other pur- poses. It was said that McCarl held that It was within the discretion of the secretary of agriculture to find use of this money for a cotton subsidy would encourage exports. New Fords to Be On Market Soon DDETROIT, Sept. 19. Henry Ford, discussing his 1936 plans, today disclosed that new Ford V-S, Improved but not basical- ly changed will be ready lor the market "around the first of the month." The manufacturer, discussing na- tional affnlrs, said that he didn't want "anything to do with politics." He predicted that wages "will up If anything." Ford vigorously denounced the 'so-called dole" "absurd and an onomlc waste that connot continue :o exist." "The new car will be ready foe the market around the first of next month." Our Increase in volume? Yes. t predicted our l'J35 output and cauie tty close. I said and It'i now You probably wouldn't print It but we think the Incrwaa due to the value of our product." SELECT N. Y. CITY SAN ANTONIO, Sept. (IP) Saratoga Springs, N. Y., was select- d by United Spanish war veterans n session here as the location for heir 1S36 national encampment. MAY BE CANDIDATE DAIiLAS, Texas, Sept. IS. District Judge Noland G. Williams et It be known today that ht may ntcr the race for Governor or At- orncy Central next year. He Mid he had been urged to bcome t can- didate tor office but wu not ready it this time to ny whit