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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1935, Abilene, Texas Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WURLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL LV. Fult Leased of Associated Press United Prest (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The AbBene Homing Newt) NUMBER 113 War's Roar Drowns Out Peace Talk Spanish Prince and His Bride Their colorful wedding blewal by the Pope, Don Juan, 22-year-old wn ol former Klnr Alfonso ud hrir-presumptive to the Spanish throne, and his bride, Mula of Bourbon, shown together at a pre-weddinr function, left Borne enroute to Cherbourg on a honeymoon that may brine them to the United States. Nearly 2000 Spanish and dames witnessed the royal nuptial ceremony. Sonora Fear Rebel Attack Bronte Slaying Suspect Is Arrested in Anson ML ALLRED DEMANDS ACTION UPON STATE'S PROBLEMS m 'Archer City Cattleman One of Two Killed At Wills Point WILLS POINT, Oct. One of two men killed late yesetr day In the collision of an automo bile and bus near Wills Point re malned unidentified today. The body of the other scclden victim, L. V. Gatlin, 36, Archer City Texas, cattleman, was sent today fe his home for funeral services anc burial. Authorities expressed belief tha the unidentified youth was a hitch hiker Gatlln had picked up along 'ijfa road. Gatlln's family said they of no one accompanying him on the trip. Gatlln's wife and two children survive. Minor hurts were suffered by Al- len Brooks, 30, bus driver; Miss Col- lie Phlpps, 38, Wills Point; K. W Martin, Dallas, and three other pas- sengers on the bus. Occupants of the bus reported that the collision occurred when the Gatlln machine attempted to pass a truck end struck the bus head on. Gatlln's companion was 24 or 25 years old, weighed 166 pounds, was five feet nine Inches tall, had dark hair and eyer and wore brown trou- sers and n corduroy Jacket. He hart only 50 cents In his pocket when his body was taken from the wreck- age and nothing was found In his clothing which irdght Identify him. Zencje's Mother Heard In Court CHICAGO, Oct. vllle W. Zenge's mother, Alice, de- fending him In the emasculation slaying of Dr. Walter John Bauel', testified today her son was hard hit when Bauer married (nfTigc's pretty sweetheart last July The white-haired mother, Jn a purple dress and a black hat, seem- ed somewhat bewildered as she took the stand In Judge Cornelius J. Harrington's court, but kept her control until she stepped down. Then she nearly collapsed in the ocrrldor. The boy's father, J. An- Mayor Of Nogales Warned By Raiders That They Plan to Strike NOGALES, Sonora, Mex., Oct. 16, of Nogales and Agua Prieta, Important border cities, tightened defenses today against possible attacks by rebel raiders who have slain at least nine persons In recent weeks. Agua Prieta mustered Its few fed- eral soldiers and stationed them at strategic points. Deputized citizens and police took over abandoned trenches outside the town, guardins all approaches. An all night watch was maintain- ed here by authorities, who disclos- ed Mayor Enrique Aguayo had been warned by the raiders that they would attack the town. Residents Armed. At Santa Ana, where the mayor and chief of police were killed Mon- day by raiders, residents armed ihemselves with all available weap- ons. Reports of raids on several nearby ranches lent credence to rumors that the band was encamp- ed within striking distance ol the city. In Mexico City, a government of- 'Iclal minimized the Sonora Insurg- ent movement In confirming previ- ous reports that five prominent See REVOLT, Page 12, Col. 4 H. H. Hess Taken After All Night Flight; S. S. Bobbit, San Arigelo, Man Victim H. H. Hess, 30, sought by of- 'icers of several West Texas counties after the Jailing of S. 8. Bobbit at Bronte shortly af- er midnight, was arrested ear- y this afternoon on the out- kirts of Anson. News of the arrest was given the Reporter-News over long distance .elephone by Frank Perclfull, sheriff f Cote county. With Hess were his hree children, a girl of three and of four and five. They will be aken to Robert Lee this afternoon nd Hess will be placed in Jail to wait a charge of murder. Hess told Anson officers he had massed through Roby early In the ay and was trying to get to Okla- oma. He drove into an officers' ambuscade, awaiting him on hlgh- 'ay 83 near the western outskirts f Anson. "Hess made a complete statement to me which clears up the killing of Perclfull told the Reporter- News. "His statement has not been reduced to writing, but he is going to offer a plea of self-defense, stat- ing that Bobbit attacked him last night." Bobbit was slain the bam of a 22-rifle detached from stock. Special to the Reporter. BRONTE, Oct. we at a stalemate early Wednesdi afternoon In Investigations of t] fatal slugging of S. S. Bobbit, Sa Angelo war veteran, In an au camp here between midnight and a. m. A 30'year-old San Ange man who camped with Bobbit Tue day night Is being sought, said o fleers, but at noon his trail ha been lost at a crossroads eight mil north of Sweetwater. Detain Woman As the search for the man, H. 1 Hess, continued through three coun CA TTLE THEFTS I MENARD, Oct. Gatlln, husband of the militant evangelist, Mrs. Annabel Lee Qatlln, today was sentenced to four years ui the state penitentiary after ad- mitting his guilt on cattle theft charges. Mrs. Gatlln, pastor of Christian churches here and at Rochelle, ap- leared In court, pale and weak, and leard the court postpone cattle heft charges against her. She will face a lunacy hearing omorrow on a complaint signed by 1. B. Wilkinson, Jim Thlgpen and Edgar Placker. Wilkinson and J. Meers were her bondsmen. A specialist from San Antonio will re here tomorrow to examine the ivangelist, officials said. She sat between two nurses In court today and gave Inaudible reply when the ourt asked tier If she desired a ourt-appolnted attorney. I Miners Battle Below Surface LONDON, Oct. A free-Iur-all fist fight between union and non-union miners broke out today .a mile below the surface In shait af the Trew- lewis mine, In Glamorganshire. Forty unionists were Injured. When they were brought to the surface hundreds of men and women fathered around the pit head and another battle, appear- ed Imminent. Strong detach- ments of police kept them away from the tipple. ties this afternoon, his mother, Mr Ada L. Hess was held In jail at Rob ert Lee as a material witness In th ise. Hess, with his three small chi dren, Is hitchhiking. They caugh a ride to Blackwell about Wed nesday morning, and were give another lift about daylight from here to the point north of Sweet water, said officers. "Until we hav contacted said Prank Percl ull. Coke county sheriff, who was n Roby at noon, "we can make n urther headway In our efforts t lear up the mystery of Bobbit' death." Woman Calls Help Bobbit, lying on a. tjullt on thi ground where he had apparentl: ieen sleeping, was found dying at 2 See KILLING, Page 11, Col. 8 WOOD NOT TO BE RETRIED Court Allows Him to Begin Serving Murder Term AUSTIN, Oct. 16 (DP) The tost unusual plea In the history o' exas criminal courts, the right 01 ic accused to go to the penlten- ary, was granted today by the ourt of criminal appeals to Stanley ifood, of Santa Anna, In a case om Brown county. The higher court ordered the set- ng aside of a trial court order by udge E. J. Miller of Brownwood, In ilch Wood had been granted a new rial. By Its decision the appellate urt affirmed the original Jury ntence against Wood in which a -year prison term was assessed id Wood will accept sentence. Wood was convicted of tfie mur- r of Fred Brown, the 10-year-sen- resulting. .His attorneys made e routine application for new but were surprised when the strict attorney concurred and the urt granted It. They then at- mpted to wKhdraw the nppllca- drew Zenge, respected Canton, Mo., ilon, were refused, and appealed to farmer, until .he re- the higher court to set Z order GORDON MAN BADLY HURT Players In "Three Men On A Horse" Injured JOBT WORTH, Oct. 49-year-old Gordon man was ser- iously injured yesterday when his light coupe collided head-on with a bus carrying 21 members of a stock company en route to Dallas. Several members, of the cast of "Three Men On a Horse" were shaken up, but none Was seriously njured. E. L. or Gordon, driver of the automobile, war, scalped, and ils right leg and left arm broken, lls condition was said to be crlt- cal due to loss of blood. He Is In hospital here. The car collided with a Texas flotorc'oaches bus driven by W. T. Johnson, HandJcy, He continued n the trip with another bus, al- hough bruised. Others Injured included Forrest loffman, New York, who suffered ie loss of two teeth, and Rupert Griffith, New York, who had a iralned ankle. Both went on with the company. Moves For Continuance; Charged, With Em- bezzling Funds STINNETT, Arthur Huey, Hutchlnson county tax col- lector and assessor, moved today for a continuance of his trial on charge of embezzlement of J8.3B3 county funds. Judge E. J. Plckens recessed t 84th district court while dcfen counsel prepared a formal motlo The continuance was asked on t grounds that material defense nesses were absent, after the sta had announced ready for the trl and Judge Pickens had overruled defense motion to quash the Indlc ment. The embezzlement charge gre out of an Incident March 30 las when Huey reported that two me robbed him of more than automobile license receipts nea Panhandle. Checks totalling wer lound three days later In a ditc a mile from the scene of the report robbery. Huey said he was bound with rop and tape by armed bandits wh orced him to drive on a side roa while he was en route to "the Hut hlnson county depository at Pan landle. He said they knew the location o secret compartment In which h ept the money In his automobile Huey, leader of a political factlo t Borger, WES acquitted last De ember of the slaying of A. P. (Ace Borger, founder of the plcturesqu II town. .Huey pleaded self tie ense. An embezzlement complaint lac ng Huey tt that time was no Teased In view of an agreement un er which the tax official was epay the alleged shortage to th ounty In monthly Installments. Film Magnate Is Held In Atlantic City By US Men NEW YORK, Oct. im Fox, former film magnate, was rrested at Atlantic City today by nited States marshals acting at e request of the congressional mmlttee on patents which Is sit ng here. Pox had refused to accept an In- atlon to appear before the com- ttee, which Is inquiring Into pat- t pools and cross licensing agree- enli preliminary to congressional ;lon. The marshalls notified David Bcr- counsel to the committee, that were bringing Fox to New The committee Is endeavoring to ermine If patent pools make for wer prices and more efficient pro- ctlon or whether they are being d. to create monopolies. Fight Breaks Out Among I. L A. Strikers at Houston HOUSTON, Oct. Texas rangers moved In at Corpus Chrlstl and fist lighting broke out at Houston as the strike of members of the International Longshoremen's association at Texas gull ports mov- ed no nearer a solution today. Ranger Captain Bill McMurray led the rangers in to Corpus Chrlstl. Captain W. L. Wright was In the group also. There was quiet on the waterfront and no trouble had been reported. Two negroes were beaten In flurry of fist fights In the vicinity of the cotton exchange building here. Several other lights were halted. Non-union workers labored on eight vessels at the Houston water- front and steamship operators said there was an ample supply of labor. The two negroes attacked, Jack Thomas and Autry Ranson, said they were yard men and not non- union dock workers. Thomas told officers he had been beaten twice within an hour and a half while Hanson could not give a coherent account ol the attack upon him. One negro I. L. A. worker was arrested. Houston operators had contracted with the Lone Star Colored Lorig- hore Benevolent association, and operators at Lake Charles, La., had agreed for the Louisiana Longshore- men's association to handle dock work Governor Submits Onh Question of Pensions For The Aged AUSTIN, Oct. Allred today called on the leglsla ture. meeting In Its second special session, to "get down to work an stay at work." The legislature convened at hlg noon, after having adjourned th first session at midnight, organize and received the governor's mes sage. Submlla Pensions. Submitting only the subject providing old-age pensions, Cover nor Allred 'said "the people of Tex as are sorely disappointed at th outcome of the first called session The legislature at that sesslo failed to pass liquor control, pen slon and county salary bills or an substantial revenue-raising meat ures, alKof which bad-been sub mltted. Y biterwnelmlnpry au thorlzed you to old-age pension Governor Allre said. "Under his oath to suppor the constitution. It is the duty o every legislator to carry out the wll of the people, "Old-age pensions have to be fl- nanced by taxes. I have repeated- ly directed your attention to the staggering state deficit. With one or two small exceptions nothing whatever has been done towards balancing the budget. "Even if a liquor regulation bill had passed, the amount of revenues derived would scarcely have done more than wipe out this deficit over a period of years. "The state government cannot be carried on, certainly old age pen- sions cannot be financed, without additional taxes. Property taxes must not be Increased. The budget, however, can be balanced and old- See LEGISLATURE, Page 12, Col. 4 Citizen ol'u. S. Says Mrs. Sage CHICAGO, Oct. con- tention that Anna In red c! the Dllllnger an American citizen by marriage was announced by her attorneys as their- new line of attack against deporta- tion proceedings which would return her to Rumania. Her pica for a court order an- nulling the labor department's rul- ing that she must leave the coun- try comes before Federal Judge John P. Barnes today. FOR HIT OF Laval Pushes Hopeless Peace Cause; Duce's Men Driving Northward And Southward By the Asgoclated The talk of peace in Ethiopia was heard in the capitals of Europe today, but it was a whisper compared with the roars of war. The fascist legions of n Duce were driving into the strategic interior of Haile Selassie's em- pire. In the south, the Ethio- pian tribal warriors invaded Italian Somaliland. Laval's Plans. Premier Pierre Laval of France led the offensive for peace. In Ge- neva, the Laval peace plan was out- lined In league of nations circles as follows: Ethiopia would give all of the northern Tigre province, now held by the to Italy. In addi- tion, H Duce would have a man- date over the outlying regions of Halle Selassie's al- lowing Italy la build a railroad from north to south on the eastern bor- der of Ethiopia, connecting his prov- Vice President Unimpressed By Monkey Business SEATTLE, Oct. Dan-Dtril Bed, Seattle xWi high divine monkey, wu nnlm- pressed by a call for a command performance for Vice Prerident John Gamer wai unimpressed by the performance. Red cbatlerlnr protests, climb- ed to the top of his 50-foot lad- der, walled nonchalantly 10 mla- utes, then Jumped Into a net said Gamer mfldrr, "they Jump farther 'than (hat Into fin nets." Off To the Philippines To Witness Birth Of a New Nation inces of Eritrea on the north and Somaliland on the south. But Laval's efforts were fruitless. The their east. African 'armies d le In northern Ethiopia; and north toward strategically-Important Har- ar In the southern-eastern sector- gave the Laval plan the cold shoul- der. A government spokesman In Rome said Italy was well aware of Laval's efforts. He added, however, that itome was not a party to any nego- ;latlons. "Even a European the spokesman said, would not turn the 'asclst nation from Its east African course. Pu-ls Outlook Gloomy. Likewise gloomy was the outlook n Paris, Laval's own capital. In official government circles, the See WAB, 11. Col. 6 High School Girl Fatally Injured In Auto Collision SEATTLE, Oct. party of congressmen, headed by Vlce- Presldent John N. Garner, sail to- day for the Philippines to act as of- ficial observers, at the birth of a new nation. On Nov. 15 they will attend the Inauguration of Manuel Quezon u first president of the Philippine commonwealth which will rule Islands for a 10-year Interlude be- tween American rule and complete Independence. "President McKInley told the world' that we would liberate the Gamer commented on the United promises after ,tSe .IJpjnish-Amerlcan 'war. "We are now doing" Wiat 'he "iald we would: I am a man who believes m keeping my word." A public reception for the vice- president, senators, representative! and government officials was set for 10 a. m., an hour before the sailing of the liner President Grant. The program called for speeches by members of the party over a na- tional (NBC) broadcast. Joseph W. Byrris speak- er of the house; Hep. Bertrand H. Snell (R-N. minority, leader In the house, and Sen. Joseph T. Rob- inson (D-Ark) were on the program of responses to greeting by Gover- nor Clarence D. Martin of Wash- ington, Senators Homer T. Bone CD- Wash) and Lewis B. Schnellenbach (D-Wash) and Mayor Charles L. Smith of Seattle. George H. Dern, United States See GARNER, Ftfe 12, Col. 5 Wreck Injures Two at Scene of Previous One TERRELL, Oct. Twelve lours after two persons had been Illed at almost the same spot on ilghway 15, another head-on col- slon occurred today. Mr. and Mrs. M, slater of Long- lew were Injured and brought here y ambulance. The couple were en route (o Fort Worth to attend the funeral of a "dative when the were In collision Ith an eastbound automobile. The river of the other machine was un- lentllled. KILLER LOSESIIPPl RamiroGalvan Sentenced To Death; Victim Was Boundary Guard AUSTIN, Oct. courl ol criminal appeals today denied Rftmlro Gnlvan n rehearing In an appenl from a death sentence as- sessed In El Paso county for the murder of patrolman. Ivaji Scotten, border Yforgenthau Sails On French Vessel PARIS, Oct. Mor- nthau, Jr., secretary of the treas-1 pea] contended two state witnesses ry, and Mrs. Morgenthau sailed to- were prejudiced against him because New York on the Gotten was killed In a. gun battle July 20, 1929, between United States officers and alleged liquor smug- glers. Witnesses said live patrolmen battled 12 or H alleged smugglers at Los Ponvpos crossing on the Rio Oalvan, at one time head of the municipal guards at San Ysldro, Mexico, maintained he did not take part In the fight and was not In the vicinity at that lime. His ap- ay for New York on the Nor- andle. "I am very satisfied with my stay said Morgenthau, "and I ly regret tlmt I had not been able stay loDgcr." he and other officers once arrested their father and brother. In affirming the conviction last I March the court eald It would hesl- COURT, Fill U, Coi. i FORT WORTH, Oct. Morgaret Wilkinson, 15-year old igh school student, was Injured atally late lost night when the au- omoblle In which she was riding olllded with a truck. Other occu- ants of the car and the truck river were uninjured. The girl died of a fractured skull few minutes after being taken to le hospital. Her death Is the 72nd utomoblle fatality In the county nee the first of the year. udge Sustains Local Option In Jefferson County BEAUMONT, Oct. District Judge R. A. Shivers today sustained validity of local option In which Jefferson county voted agulnst liquor In 1919 and ruled the county still was officially dry. Judge Shivers overruled the mo- tion ol three Beaumont and Port Arthur liquor dealers seeking the return of of liquor seized last summer In raids by Texas rangers. General Sibert Is Dead At 75 Identify Body of Burned Gangster WASHINGTON, Oct. The body of a man found In burn- ed bam at Ontarlovllle, 111., last January has been Identified as that of William J. "Willie" Harrison, a member of the Barker-Karpls Bang, I. Edgar Hoover, head of the fed- iral bureau ol Investigation, an- nounced today. Harrison participated In the Bar- ker-Karpls gang kidnaping of Ed- ward G. Bremer, St. Paul brewer, Wo years ago. Hoover said. Ped- ral agents had been seeking Mm Ince Bremer was released. Hoover's statement said: "Wo have established to our sat- sfactior. that the body found In the urned barn al Ontarlovllle, III., In anuary was that of William J. 'arrlson. a member of the Barker. Karpls gang and Identified as one Uie kidnapers or, Edward O. Brejner, ol St. Paul." BOWLING GREEN. Ky.. Oct. 16. General William L. Sibert, 75, soldier and engineer fam- ed for his services In the construc- tion of the Panama canal, died at his country home four miles from here today allcr a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Christ's Episcopal church here at 1 p. m. tomorrow after which the body will be taken to Washington. D. C., for burial In Arlington National cemetery Friday, General Sibert had been ui a crit- ical condition for some time from complications incident to his age. Bom Oct. 12, IB60, In Itowah coun- ty, Alabama, he observed his 75th birthday last Saturday. Clipper Is Back At Wake Island WAKE ISLAND, Oct. The Pan American clipper landed here at tonight, completing tha first lap of Its return trip to Al- meda, Calif., from Guam. Its elapsed time on the 1.536-mlle flight was 12 hours and 17 minutes. Abilene and cloudy to- nfuhl nn4 Thursday. Wert ot 100th mendlui Partly cloudy tonlrhL and Thunday, illatit. fy cooler (n extreme west porllon tonfgM. 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