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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Fun LetMd wins of 'AMMtated Pmi UnHei Fran (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER SIXTEEN PAGES (Ewntag Edition of The AMm Nwn) NUMBER 119 Action Completed On Chain Store Tax In Plot? Oeene Janloe, M, (below) IMS at a RoilTWMd fUm studio, was hcU at Anceles on ma- plelm at nlortfen to an at. tempt to obtain from Mae oh threat of dkfifnrlnf her with add. Meanwhile, enunent agoite Kiwbt to ques- tion Mae to get nwre details M the purported plot (Associated Zenge on Trial ajtanderllle W. Zence yortig Canton, Me, e went on trial In Chloaib 1--J asking the' death ___.. Waller J. tjjuer, fell MUtar; laalx ScbMfer Baiter, courted by Zenfe for it1. jean, eloped wtth Dr. two before wit to hare married Zenfe. (Associated Preea Had Resided In This Sec- tion Since 1880; Rites I Set For Saturday Death unexpectedly claimed one of Abllene's earliest residents early E. Meyer, 81, who came to this section In 1880, the year be- fore the city was founded. Mr. Meyer succumbed to acute indigestion at 9 a. m. at his home, 818 Chestnut street. He had had a slight cold for several days, but otherwise had apparently been feel- ing well. He arose as usual Friday and ate a hearty breakfast, but shortly afterward became 111. He asked his wife for a'drink of water, but died before she could reach him. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p. (fe Saturday from the Laughter Vuneral home, with burial to fol- low In the Round Mount cemetery. Mr. Meyer was a member of the I. O. O. P. lodge for 35 years, and Odd Fellows are to be pallbearers. Mr. Meyer was a native Texan, bom Eeccmber e, 1853, at Belton. He was married to Miss Emily Con- naly In Bell county in 1873, and in 1WO they came to Ab'Jene. Mrs. MZY1E, I Shipping Tied Up InGulf Ports As Dock Strike Opens Longshoremen Quit Jobs In Dispute With Opera- tors; Picketing Starts, But No Violence Reported OALVESTON, Texas, Oct. II. (JP thousand longshoreme went on strike it all Texas Ou ports and Lake Charles, toda In a stiff demand for recognition o the Lake Charles port in the ne contracts with steamship operator M. J. Dwyer, district president o the International Longshoreme association, said that dock workers had walked up on scheduled Urn at 8 a. m., tying up shipping. Picketing Immediately started a Oalveston, Houston, Port Arthu and Corpus Chrlstl but no vlolenc was reported. Rank Hamer, former Texas rang er, considered a proposal that h head a heavy police detail on th Houston'waterfront. Union dock workers said the; would hold out until operators con Fsrrln; year old farm er-woodsman who drowned his two young stepdaughters because he "Just wanted to get rid of hanged himself with a rope made o pillow cases In the Oakland county Jail today.- Sheriff.-Spencer o. Howarth and Prosecutor David C. Pence, who ex- amined him, said he was dead. They called Coroner Lee Voorhees. Rowland's .arraignment on mur- der charges had been postponed un- til afternoon, in order that his wife might be brought from Harrison Mich., to confront him. He had de- clared Mrs. Rowland knew of the double slaying. The body was discovered by turnkey who had gone to Rowland's cell to take him to justice court, where he was to appear on charges of murdering'Katherin Woodin, 6, and her sister, Virginia, 2 1-2. When Sheriff Howarth questioned ilm this morning, Rowland said he had decided to plead guilty. Hew- arth departed to await opening of Jie court. During his absence, Kow- and reached through the bars to art adjoining cell, and clutched bed sheet. He tore the sheet to strips, fashioned a noose about his neck and'strangled himself by jump- ing from his bed. Gen. Butler Is On Visit at Eastland Special to the Reporter EASTLAND, Oct. is for profits, inspired by men who deal In human lives, placing monetary gain before their love for said Oen. Smedley D. Butler in an ad- TO House Concurs In Senate Amendments, Providing Exemptions For Several Business Lines tract with the I. L. A. to include Lake Charles in new contracts for Texas operators count- ered with statements that they had no control over conditions at Lake Charles and New Orleans. They agreed to wage increases. AUSTIN, Oct. 11. It was-beliertsd, however, that some bl11 cnaln storeB to- shipptag would be halted for sev- day, when the house concurred in senate amendments by a 110 to 33 vote. The measure now goes to Leaving Rome Naiadrai Afemk Ghevre Ye- sue Ethiopian minister to Italy, said In Roue he was prepared to leave for home an the tint available beat under In- structions at tat tvTemment. (Associated frttt AUSTIN, Oct. Di- rector L. G. Pharea today tele. rraphed both' the sheriff and po- lice chief at Houston tendering stele safety department If their services are needed In the snip-side strike. Bequest from citizens for state of fleers had been received, Fhares era! days while operators essemb Independent dock hands. Dwyer 'expressed appreciation the citizens' committee's Interest the controversy, but said their e forts were rather belated and thi only the steamship interests cou effect a knew what It was "Mayor AdHan Moat Ootta idle of ttalvfl ton headed a committee which trie eritors and longshoremen. Holt L'; A. official, wn here from New Orleans and sai docks-there were .congested wltt freight and that strike breaking ef forts' were not as successful as re ported. Docks were Idle here, with th exception of the coastwise Morga and Mallory lines. Deep-sea vessel had wbrkea far Into the night to ge cargo aboard before the strike dead line, Active picketing started at Cor pus operator planned toareirk non-union men bu awaited developments at Houstoi and- work ed thioughoutithe night to completi oadlng of Edith, a coastwise Bui ine vessel, which planned to sai today. The Kirslshlma Maru, a Jap. anese boat, and the MonsteUa, Ital- in, remained tied up. The Beaumont city commission announced" that the port there would remain open and that ships would be worked. The commission made It plain that it was "Issuing no challenge to anybody" but simp- See STRIKE, Pace 15, Col. 7 by Roosevelt on the United States neutrality in the Italo-EM Plan situation. The former marine Noon 79 lie CLOUDY 7p.m. 7a.m. 12'39pni Dry Ibemometer Wet thtmuiMttr Mstln ualtliy, Dr. J. D. Magee, 74, Suc- cumbs to Pneumonia; Rites Saturday Funeral rites will be conducted aturday afternoon at 4 for a plo- eer Abllenlan, Dr. Jefferson D. Magee, 74, who died at 1 o'clock Friday morning from lobar pneu- monia. The service will be held from Laughter Funeral home, and burial will be hi the Masonic cemetery. Dr. Mlllard A. Jenkens, pastor of the First Baptist church, will be the officiating minister. Dr. Magee was a native Mlssls- sipplan, bom In Pike county in 1861. He came to Texas as a young man, and in 1902 moved to Abilene from Tyler. He practiced his profeslson, medicine, here for many years until, several years ago, falling health caused his retirement. For many years he was one of the city's lead- ing druggists, continuing, however, his medical practice while he oper- ated the store at Pine and First streets. Surviving Dr. Magee are his wife; five sons, of whom four are physic- ians or dentists; one daughter; and two brothers. The sons are Dr. L. Holt Magee, Abilene; Dr. R. C. Ma- gee, Dallas; Dr. H. C, Magee and Dr. J. D. <tagee, Jr., New Orleans; J. M. Magee, registered pharmacist of Fort Worth. Mrs. V. V. Strahan of Big Spring is the daughter. The I brothers are J. 3. Magee of Tyler and Dr. L. 8. of Hamlln. measure now goes Oov. James V. Allred for signa- ture. It was one of the "must" topics which the executive pre- sented for this spe cial session. House members favoring the grad- uated chain levy arguea "now or never" on accepting senate amend- ments. The house originally exempt- ed only lumber yards froift the bill's provisions. Senators exempted stfbluntary" chains, lumber yards, filling stations that only service automibles, erles, manufacturers' distributing stores, oil and gas well supply com- pihie-.'and utilities' paying-gross! receipts: taxes pn.faercharidlse salis. vis made and withdrawn .by Bepi'J. Franklin Spears, San An-j tonic? to sehd-the measure to a free conference committee to seek in- clusion, of eitempted chains. Spears reconsidered. "There's been enough doubt put in niy mind that if ;this bill ever gets to a conference committee. It's dead." SpearcVsalij in withdrawing his motion. Joe Caldwell. Ashertbn, then made the motion to appoint a conference committee. It was defeated on vote of 59 ayes to 81, noes. Proponents of the bill admitted it See 15, Col. 7 MAPSSLAIN IN NIGHT CLUB Financial Boycott Also Considered By League Group Ban On War Shipments Would Go Into Effect Tonight; Sanctions Committee Votes at Same Time to Lift Similar Restriction On Ethiopia GENEVA, Oct. 11. full sanctions committee of the assembly of the league of nations, comprising the member-1 AS the statement was made, Mar- ihip represented in Geneva minus Italy, toda; adopted the Plttro Badogilo, chief of staff recommendation of a sub-committee that a general arms em- Duce Plans A Reply To The League IMM ROMS, Oct. Benlto Mussolini Is contempJaUnf a new move which may tin) world and it will be Italy's aniwer to league of nations penalties, an unimpeachable source said today. Decides To Satur- day After Threats Of Force 'ut Out of Place, Returns, and Fatal Fight Starts WACO, Oct. B Skalns. 23. was shot four times and killed early today at the Brass Rail, a night club near Waco. Police were nformed a "bouncer" at the resort did the shooting. Sktins, police were idvlsed, had been ejected and, when ic returned with a pistol, the shooi- ng resulted. A charge of murder was filed against Lyn Elklns, In connection with Stain's death. Elklns1 bond was et at Joe Saffle, employe of the Brass Rail, was quoted by officers as say- ing Skalns and another man enter- d the night club and, after an al- tercation, were ejected by Elkins. Almost immediately, the officers were told, Skalns re-entered the Ight club with a drawn pistol and our shots were fired from a hoavy- .Hber automatic, all the bullets triklng Skalns near the heart. Skalns, a livery stable employe, was survived by his widow. ADDIS ABABA, Oct. Italian minister to Ethiopia, Lulgl Vincl-Gigliucci, yielded today to the demand of Emperor Haile Selassie that he get but of the country at once and announced that he and his aides would depart tomorrow. His announcement came after a high Ethiopian official declared th envoy must leave of his own vol: Ion by 11 a. m. tomorrow or be pu jut by force. Other members of the diplomat corps counseled Vinci not to at tempt to orolong his stay but tc leave quietly. The Ethiopian government was no Informed concerning reports tha Aduwa had been recaptured by th Ethiopians with heavy losses to th Italian.forces there. The telephon lines from Addis Ababa to the north were broken. Likewise, tovernment official said they had no knowledge of an; fighting In the Ogaden sector. Emperor Halle Selassie already had ordered the Italian envoy to leave the country on the charge tha his legation was the center for Ital Ian espionage and that the legation radio was being used for unfriendly purposes. This order was transmitted to Vin- ci yesterday and the time limit ex- pires at 11 a. m. tomorrow. Asks More Time Vinci, however, asked to remain until the Italian consular agent from Magalo arrived In the capital This plea, however, the govern- ment denied on the grounds thai the agents caravan cannot reach bargo be placad against Italy and that present embargoei against Ethiopia be lifted. The recommendation was made by the committee of 16, for- mulated to decide what unctions should applied Ho puniih Italy for attacking Ethiopia. It alio decided to appoint a special committee to examine prexpects for a financial boycott ajrainit Italy. This body will inquire into the possible placing of an em- barjro on all loam and credits made by foreign nations to Italy. The committee made its suggestions shortly after Baron Pompeo Aloisl and six other members of the Italian delegation had left Geneva for Some. The committee, working rapidly as a result of yesterday's overwhelming vote of sanctions against Italy by the league as- sembly, plan to present its suggestions to the league's general See ETHIOPIA, Page 15, Col. 1 GREECE MONARCHY MOVE TO BE LEGALIZED BY PLEBISCITE oyalist Leader In Control as Regent For Ex-King; Re- public Abolished, Old Constitution Restored 1MB. Hr United I'm.! ATHENS, Oct. George Kondylls, ruler of Greece as regent for ex-KJng George II, an- nounced today that his overthrow of the republic would at once be legal- ized by popular plebiscite. The national assembly yesterday fixed Nov. 3 as the date of the ple- biscite, thereby endorsing Kondylis' bloodless coup d'etat. A few min- utes earlier It had voted abolition of the republic and restored the mon- archla) constitution of 1911. The decision to submit the resto- ration of the monarchy to formal endorsement by popular vote follow- ed dispatch to London, where George it still In exile, of a tele-, aram Invttlrji Urn to fly beck to Athens at once to resume the throne from which he fled more than 11 years ago. The former king of the Hellenes learned of the overthrow of the re- public on his return to his London home from an automobile ride late yesterday. He told close friends, the United Press learned In London that he would net accede to the re- quest to return to Athens until the population has openly Indicated a desire to restore him. Soldiers patrolled all public build- ings in the capital today and sen- tries were posted at all post offices and telegraph offices. But there was no disorder. As ftr as surface SM OBEECE, FW V, CM. 1 staff for sanctions later today If adopted, as generally ex pected, the embargo againi Italy goei into effect tonigh titrt m V, 8. .List The recommendation for the em bargo against Italy is based on President Roosevelt's list of "imple ments of war.1 The immediate effect of lifting the embargo against Ethiopia woul be that Emperor Halle Selassie empire will be able to receive tn.the space .of a.very few days all Kind of armaments .with which, to can will permit the entrance of arms tato Ethiopia beginning; tonight. 7 League officials said that the hex probable .step by the bbmhiittee would be to recommend an embargi on the exportation to Italy or "key products" which are required lor the manufacture of armaments. A .report by league experts, who considered the question of key prod- ucts before the present discussion Italo-Elhloplan conflict, said the. idea would be' to select com- modities the use of which for war purposes would outweigh their im- portance for commercial and civil- ian purposes. Such a list might Include certain finished products which contain materials suitable for use as war material or which have some other direct use for military purposes. (Huge stores of arms destined for the Ethiopian government are re- ported stored In Djibouti, French Somaliland, where they were or- dered held by the French govern- ment. Djibouti Is only two days from Addis Ababa by train. "Down To Business" Although the committee of 16 meeting was secret, word seeped out that overseas delegations had taken strong stand In the body's sanc- A small sub-committee was set up to study whether any materials should be added to the Roosevelt list of arms and munitions In the application of the embargo. The resolution which was drawn up by the French and British del- egations and adopted by the others on the committee provides that See LEAGUE, Page 15, Col. 8 Editor's Mother Taken By Death CHILDRESS, Oct. Mrs. J. Tinman King, 74, mother of rno, E. King, managing editor of the Dallas News, died today after an Illness of several years. Mrs. King was bom In Hill coun- y in 1861, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Jack Bllllngsley. She was married In 1878 in Erath county to oseph Tlllman King, who died two ears ago. She is survived by four daughters nd four sons, all married. The auKhtere are Mrs. Elsie Still, Mrs. Matthew Jeter, Mrs. George Rob- nson and Mrs. Robert Jones, all of Chlldress.- The sons: John E King f Dallas, Everett J, King, Joseph ting- and He'.iry W. King, nil of hlldress. Session Called For Octo her 22 As Result of Geneva Events v LONDON, ernmenii today called parliament It meet Oct. M, a week earlier tnir, saying requirements public Interest necessitated th change. action caine directly afte developments at Geneva Indicated 'Irst sanction's against-Italy will be applied tonight. The Brltjsh government announc ed It stood ready to release muni- tons to Ethiopia'the moment the League of Nations approves such action, Just after a League commlt- ee at Geneva had recommended application of an arms embargo against Italy, and removal of em- bargo applied by some nations against Ethiopia. Broadcast Banned Earlier, officials had confirmed he government's refusal to permit radio' broadcast last night by Ba- on Pompeo Italian represen- atlve at Geneva, to be transmitted o the United States by a British tatlon. They said facilitating the roadcast would be Inadvisable. United States Ambassador Eob- rt W. Blngham visited the foreign fflce this afternoon. Authoritative quarters said no rotests had been received against le government's refusal to trans- ilt AIolsl's speech. Officials em- haslzed It applied only to the par- cular broadcast, and future cases ould be decided on their merits. Bee ENGLAND, Page 15, Col. S drs. Vanderbilt Is Denied Appeal of the Italian army, and Alesaandro Lessons, undersecretary of colonies, were steaming toward East Africa In the fast liner Conte Blancamano. Badogllo's departure from Naples late last night, without prior runt at his plan was believed to foreshad- ow a new, bit scale offensive In Ethiopia. What developments were pending here, the. United Press Informant would not say. There was a screen, of secrecy as to all official mores In the crisis confronting Mussolini as the result of Italy's formal condem- nation by the league assembly. There were many Indications, however, that Mussolini did not In- tend to remain passive under the blow of penalties by league nations. IThe ipvBTirnent is said to be cou- dfBSfmg secret plans under If all goes penalties them- selves would speed a solution of the crisis along uneipected lines. Confer The govemnkeht for many months has been planning counter moves to possible league penalties. Mussolini had counted on the refusal of Aus- tria and Hungary to Join in them. Also, many here foresee that toe work of the league penalties com- mittee.; will prove difficult when It comts to concrete boycotts because penalization oTJorelgn 1m- lian people" are-riot m the slifhtat degree Impressed by tfie attitude. The die hss been cart. army is advancing in Ethiopia, dip- lomatic .relations, 'with Ethiopia were broken formally last nifht when Jesus Afework, Ethiopian mln- inster, was given his passport, and the government awaits any action the league may take, confident of Its strength and national unity behind It Whatever happens, It Is of great- est significance that Italy Is brist- ling with armamenta. Prepared In Italy alone, men are under arms. Seventeen hundred first ine airplanes are kept manned at all times, and fuelled ready for Immediate flight. Ten air- plane factories, operating day and night, are turning out among them 'ive bombing and two pursuit alr- ilanes a day. It Is generally known ftat stores of mines have been Complete Reports For Oil Compact OKLAHOMA OITY, Oct. committees of the inter- tate oil compact commission, the onservatlon committee, rules com- mittee and committee on police owers, completed tentative reports ihortly after 10 a. m. today as the second official meeting of the com- ilsslon was convened. Art Walker, secietary, said the onference would be principally or joutlne nature. NEW YORK, Oct. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt today was denied permission to appeal her contest for the custody of her daughter, 11-year-old Gloria, to the court of appeals. The appellate di- vision denied her petition by a four to one decision. Bee MUSSOLINI, Page 15. Col. I Negro Arrested In S'Water Faces Charge of Murder Taken from a freight train by of- Icers at Sweetwater Thursday night George Watklns. 32-year-old San Antonio negro, was returned here to face a charge of murder In connection with the fatal shoot- ng of another negro in a side-show ent of a carnival here Wednesday: xarnlning trial was set this after- oon by Justice of Peace James 3ray Bledsoe. James Williams, known as "Kid ellow" was shot once in the back, nd died 15 minutes later in a hos- Ital. T. A. Hackney of the police de- partment and Constable Charles went to Sweetwater to take Vatldns in custody. TWO BILLED IN MARBLE GAME CASES TO SEEK HABEAS BRITS Hearings To Be Held Before Judge Long On October 19; Injunction Proceeding Docketed Saturday The defense of marble machines, which were ordered out of Taylor county two weeks ago by the grand Jury of 42nd district court, took new route Friday. Two operators, J. H. Fultz, Jr., and T. A. Griffin, Indicted for "ex hlbltlng a gaming will seek release from the charges on writs of labeas corpus. The hearings, to be tests cases, are slated to come up before Judge Mllbum S. Long, Snt- urday, October 19. Fultz and Griffin, who are repre- sented by the firm of Scarborough Sly, appeared for arraignment on he grand Jury indictment and set- Ing of bond by Judgn Long. Through their sttomsys, they asked that me cases pot be docketed for trial, and announced applications for writs of habeas corpus would be filed today. The 19th was set for the hearing, at which time attorneys from Dallas are to be here to assist in the defense. The habeas corpus procedure will move more rapidly through the courts thsn the usual trial route. If release Is denied Full! and Griffin In 42nd court, the case will be sent immediately to the court of criminal appeals, when a habeas corpus hearing takes precedence over the regular docket. Injunction Hearing Another angle of the marble ma- chine fight will come up for hearing Me TUT OAKS, U, OeL I