Thursday, October 24, 1935

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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1935, Abilene, Texas UAUMI U gtnlcnc "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT WET-Byron 3 VOL LV. Fri Leased WirM of Anoelated United (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1935- TWELVE PAiES (EventaQ Edition of The AMene Mental Ron) NUVBER lit HOUSE PASSES PENSION BILL NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DEFENSES HIDE ETHIOP WARRIORS Nature fa the auDouflate artist lldlnj the Ethiopian armies, (Copyright, 1B35, NBA Service, Inc.) In this picture Jost received In Amer- ica after a fast Journey from the Ogaden front by courier, plane and express. H. V. Dress, Reporter- NBA Service Slalf Cameninmii, ahows troops taking advantage of the nitural camouflafe offered by a nown idch during aUnaiah with Italian forcej near Wai Wai. Were not the soldier at light pointed rat by an urvw, it would be difficult to find Him In the scene.______________________' (Copyright. 1WS, NEA Berrlee, Inc.) Wbere natnre fan. to provide uatonl defaulTe facilities, the Kthloptans have been (BleK.to pnfH by Here Europeaa trench warfare IMSOM, dlfflnt shallow trenches even In the heat of battle. H. T. Dreea, RefMter-NEA Service Staff Cameraman, In a nubed la America from the Oiaden fnnt, ikm a column ft Ethiopian rezulan advancing along a trench u they maneuvered to fain an advantage afatnrt itallan forces. ITALY READY TO STRIKE TPEftCE -Report Heavy Battle Being Waged in Ogaden Province By Associated.Press. With his .fascist legions ready, strike at the'.interior of Ethlopl from the. north .and" south 'Mussolini pressed ;Earls and Londo today for action his peace terms In Addis AbabafTeporte from th southern front said a lieavy battl raged on the Webbe Shlbell river in the Ogaden .province between th Italians under General Rudolf OrazlaRl and tribal warrior of Emperor Hafle Selassie. Belated Rains Dedjazmatch Nazibu, governor o Hara province, to the north of Oga den and ne of the commanders on the southern front, told The Asso elated Press the heavy belated rain still made large scale military oper atlohs in the south Impossible. Naslbu. after -n extensive tour o the southern sector, said the rain would continue for two weeks more "The Italian maneuvers thus far, Naslbu said, "have been confined tc sporadic air raids and attacks en frontier posts along the Webbe Shi, bell river. 'All reports about big battles are _ e fiction." province, the "Garden Spot of Is the objective of the Italian armies from both the north and the south. Taking Harar they would have conquered the east- ern half of Ethiopia, connecting their provinces of Eritrea and Ital Ian Somallland. Ethiopians Massed Some Ethiopians are 01 the Webbe Shlbeli to meet Gra, zlanl's attacks. In addition, Nasibu has thousands more in the mountain ravines and passes at the edge of See WAR, Page 12, Col. 3 Waco Drives on Marble Machines WACO, Oct. and county officers Joined today In an announcement that all marble ma- chines must bu removed from the county by Saturday or they will be confiscated and complaints filed. The court of appeals here ruled f recently that the machines weie gambling devices. WlUsrd McLaughlln, district at- torney, Sheriff W. B. Mobley, Police iGhlef Woodle Zachry, and Consta- Will Surratt Joined in the warn- KERENS FARMER KILLED CORSICANA, Oct. T. Penyman, about farmer of the Kerens community, was Instantly killed late last night several miles east of Corslcann on Highway 31 when his car plunged Into a con- crete bridge railing. Surviving are his wife and three children. Plerson and Parents He Killed His sanity the bane-In trial now underway in. Aullh, Howard Pferaon, 21, (standing-) is shown tore with the. parcnti be UUai but Shown wlfi? the lale JuatlcV WUani MrVrieran. Is their daughter, Mrs. Barrey I. Thomas of Sauna, Kan.; wfio to Ure (rtah.be tnaane. Brother Declares Pier son Is Insane ABE SHUSHAN IS ACQUITTED Hj Wild Party Celebrates Legal Victory NEW ORLEANS, Oct. of the late Sen. Huey P, Long celebrated todny with a wild tarty In the .senator's former Roose- elt hotel suite the acquittal of Col. Abraham Shushui of federal In- ome tax charges. A Jury freed Shushan, president f the New Orleans levee board, alt- r deliberating two hours and a alf last night. Although one mem- xr of the Long organization al- eady has been convicted of evasion f income taxes and six more are nder indictment, the "boys" took hushan's acquittal as a happy men. Prepare For Teat The political machine Long left Is reparlng for its first big test un- er Its own power in a January elec- on to choose Long's uenatorlal 3UC- essor, a governor and other Import- nt officers. They Interpreted Shu- hnn's acquittal as a vindication of See SHUSKANTraff, 11, Cd. Had Noticed Mental Trouble Long Before Their Parents Slain AUSTIN, Oct. (IP) Pierson's elder brother, William, tes- tified today at the former's sanity hearing he believed the 21-year-old slayer of his parents was Insane. Long before Howard fatally shot his father and mother last April 24, William Plerson said, the brothers had discussed the youth's "trouble" and Howard had consulted a psy> chologlst. As a sister previously had testi- fied, William Plerson said the youth had a delusion he was not the son of Justice William Plerson of.the Texas supreme court and Mrs. Pier- son, whom he confessed killing In a country lane. "That thought was' brought out very forcibly In conversations I had with him et various Plerson testified, adding that nothing other members of the family said could alter the delusion. Was Shy and Sad Plerson said that as a small child, loward was extremely shy and seemed oad. As he Brew older, the ippearance of sadness seemed to In- Bee PIERSON, 12, CoL 5 Rainfall Is General OVe This" Area and Man Points Get Tempera tures Lower Than Her Heavy clouds and cold drlzzl continued over the Abilene sectlo Thursday, bill temperatures wer moderating slightly, arid Friday forecast Indicated that winter's firs snap would bs of short duratlo here. "Occasional rain tonight and FT! day, slightly farmer is th prediction from the local weathe ttireau. Low Is M Thursday's minimum temperatur up to noon in Abilene was de frees, recorded at 7 ajm.' The sea son's touche at 1 pjn. Wednesday, and'from tha ;ime the mercury climbed sllghtl: Dense, nilsty clouds were given cred t for warding off frost which hai >een forecast for last night. One inch of rain had fallen up t noon, bringing the October total 1.33 Inches and more than half o the normal for the month, which 1 2.50. Precipitation waa general ove West Texas, and many points re lower temperatures than Abilene. The precipitation reporte t Balllnger, San Angelo lotan, Hamlln, Stamford, Anson Sweetwater, Munday, Haskell, Balrd ilsco and Albany ranged from thre ourths of an inch to an Inch anc if. half. Practically every section of thi See WEATHER, Pace 12, Col. 3 Texans Win at Garden Rodeo NEW Oct. 24 'on one first, four second and two ilrd place honors In last night's Madison Square Garden rodeo. Ralph Bennett's wild cow-mllklng :am from 1'lalns won first place In S and 4-5 seconds, and Roy Mat- lews of Port Worth took second in 5 seconds. Bill McBrlde of Dundee took sec- nd- honors In calf-roping in 25 and -S seconds, and Ralph Bennett at lalns was third In 32 seconds. Mildred lax Homer of San An- onlo took third place In cowgirls' rone riding. Jim Whlteman captured second ace In steer-rdiing and Fred Al- ord of Bard won second In steer wrestling. His time was 10 and 1-6 seconds. MEXICAN EtBELS SLAIN MEXICO CITY, Oct. satches to the newspaper Excelsior ast night said 34 rebels were killed Jid several wounded in ft battle Ith federal troops near Lagos, Jal- isco, Mad Killer Sought For Reign of Tenor MEW Yorfiijf oct' Arthur (Dutci Schultz) Flcgenhel mer lay, delirious and "very low" In a Newark hospital, victim of gun men's fire ttmt killed two of his henchmen, police spread a frenzli search today for a hoodlum they de scribed as another Vincent Coll, mad ruthless killer. Police guards patrolled the bos pltal corridors to prevent any at tempt of the former.beer baron' enemies to "finish" him. Both Schultz and his chauffeur Bernard Rosenkrantz, sufferln from abdominal wounds, were de scribed In a hospital bulletin i "going very fast" shortly befoi noon. The man for whom the police hunt started was Albert Stem, 21 alias stein, also wanted for ques tlonlng about the hatchet klllln yesterday of "Pretty Louie" Amberg Brooklyn gangster, and the slaying of a Brooklyn policeman more than a. year ago. Dr. Earl Snavely, director of the Newark City hospital, said the con dltlon of Schultz was so critical tha another blood transfusion wa necessary Immediately. A hosplta See GANGSTERS, Page 11, Col. 4 Rotan Woman Inlured By Calf; Enters Hospital Mrs. A. P. Moore, 72, of Rotan, I: under treatment at the West Tex as Baptist sanitarium here for In urles received when she was rnocfced down by a calf, Monday Her right leg has broken. Surgical patients: Mrs. O. H 'ones, 1761 Hickory; H. L. Layne Snyder; Mrs. J. P. Morrison, Ham- In; Mrs. C. C. Benson, Winters; Mrs A. Burford, Ovalo; Marshal Turnbull, 14-yenr-old son of Claude Turnbull, 1318 South Fourth. Mrs C. Goss, 810 Butternut street, and Frances Joe Hatfleld, daughter of ttr. and Mrs. E. L. Hatfield, La- mesa, are medical patients. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Olney of Haw- ey ere announcing the birth of aughter, Wednesday. Shock of Quake Felt On Coast tOS ANGELES, Oct. stinct earthquake apparently not .rong enough to cause damage, was It In a region from 30 to 50 miles ast of here at approximately m. CST., today. Anaheim reported one fairly rang shock at that time. toosevelt Back At White House WASHINGTON, Oct. (ff) esldent Roosevelt returned to the hlte House shortly before 8 a. m. CST) today to take over his desk ter a month's tour of the country r! i vacation cruise In PiclfJc and luUo. waters. I Project B e t w e e n Cat Claw and Big Elm to Cost Allocation of for the wid- ening of highway 1 between Cat Claw and Big Elm 'icreeks west of Abilene was included in orders Is- sued by the highway commission at Austin, Thursday. Trie project; will prepare the way for a special 'beautlfIcatlon program on the right of way between the two creeks, according to announcement from the division B office here, where the plans were mapped. Only dirt work Is Involved. Ditch- es .will be filled and the highway shoulders will be widened, malting possible the planting of trees nnd shrubs and other beautiflcntlon Im- provements. The work.wll' cover 1.6 miles, the distance, between the two creeks, REGARDED AS MORE LIBERAL THAN SENATE'S AUSTIN, Oct. 24. hoiua today paiMd 135 to 5, bill to eitabliih a system of old age peniioni differ- ing; In many reipecti from one approved earlier by Three and one-half dayi of deinltory debate preceded the action. The final draft of the peniion bill probably will IN. written in conference committee. The home bill wu regarded u more liberal than the ienat< proposal. Under the houie bill persons with incomei of per year or leu and a net property valuation of would receive The icnate would restrict paymenti to personi with inoomei of IMI than and negotiable aneW An attempt by the house wai made to Mt up a permanent fund, to relieve taxpayer! of heavy pension paymenti in the future. Fifteen per cent of all taxes levied for pensions would' be used to pay peniion coits as far as possible. The bouse defeated an amendment directing the pension commissioner to study a per- manent plan whereby peniion en would contribute to the pen- lion fund during productive yeari. Phones Bamd Amendments were adopted to bar forever persons -vho obtained pen- sions under false pretenses, to pro- hibit collection of fees for procuring pensions, to mate persons making false affidavits guilty of perjury and to require pensioners to show dls position of their property and In come for two ;-ears preceding ap- plication. An amendment to require publi- cation of names of pensioners was defeated. The house would vest pension su- pervision In an administrator ap- pointed by the governor while the seriate proposed a division of public welfare underttf An attemp'Ft? bill lor pensions sideratlon was defeated, motions to give precedence to bills to Increase the.sulphur and gross receipts taxes on utilities met a similar fate. Crude Oil Tax Pending as the first order of bus- ing? on the house calendar .was a bill to Increase the crude oil produc- tion tax.to six cents a barrel with a committee recommendation to re. duce It to two and one-quarter cents. The senate passed and sent to the [overnor a house bill reducing to en days the notice required before school district could call bond elec- lons to obtain public works admln- stratlon loans and (rrants. The gov- ernor estimated 1BO districts were fleeted DT the bill. Committee reports were received on two general bills to set salaries See LEGISLATURE, Puff 12, Col. 8 KInpsford-Smlth Cancels His Hop BRINDISl, Italy, Oct. Sir Charles Klngsford-Smlth, Brlt- sh filer, cancelled his England-to- Australla night today because of iad weather, and began a return flight to London via Marseille, 'ranee. Poor weather caused Klngsford- Smlth and his co-pllot, J. T. Pret- lybrldge, to land here last night ait- r a hop from Marseille, which had been thcu- first halt London yesterday. ifter leaving Brush Fire LOS ANGELES, Oct. M.-tfV- The progress of all forest and fires In Southern California ed, at least temporarily, the region took stock of. property damage from high winds and flames of the laat two days and estimated the loss at approximately Just about the time a itronc wind veered and turned flames from further, progress in the Mall- bu hills, where they burned one acrces. ap, earthquake, .Jrom-8an, Wego as far Jolted a. m. but apparent- ly ''caused n.o] damage. Although firefighters re- mained on duty In the Mallbu area, the flames there, which during the week extended 'along a front miles wide and five miles deep, were believed to have been checked by a crosswlnd 'that blew them toward the sea. Encouraging reports were received from the AJtudena-Arroyo Secola Canada area, where about 75 resi- dences were destroyed, public and private property damage was esti- mated at and loss of wa- ;ershed and potential erosion at See FIRE, Page 11, Col. 1 School Teacher Attacked, Slain VERMILLION, S. D., Oct. Halvorson, 24, Madison school teacher, found dead In a Leola hotel room Sunday, was chok- ed to death. Dr. J. C. Ohlmacher, lathologlst ,at the University of South Dakota, reported today. Miss Halvorson's nude body wai Found In her room at Leola a few lours alter she had reached there rom her home at Madison to sub- tltute as a teacher in a rural chool. W. s. Gordon, head of the weau Investigation of the state department of Justice, said she had been criminally assaulted. Phantom Dam Project May Be Second On List; First Assured WASHINGTON, Oct. Senator Morris Shcppard of Texas aid today President Roosevelt fain had given his to a proposed Hood control irogram on the Brazos river in Vyras. Sheppard se.ld he also recom- londed to the president the pro- osed Fort Phantom Hill am to provide a water supply for bllene, Texas. After a brief conference with the ilef executive, the senator said Ir. Roosevelt Indicated he would Ice to have at least two of the ontemplated 13 reservoirs and dams onstructed, Shcppard disclosed hat H. P. Orougth, Texas works regress administrator, already had Iven the "go ahead" signal for onstructlon of the Possum King- am dam In Palo Pinto county, hlch engineers regarded as the ost feasible, at a cost of about W.OCO. of two "would meet tha "Construction heppard said, president's wishes that at least '25 per cent of each Wg project be com- pleted." The senator said he would Imme- diately advlM Drought and Harry L. Hopkins, WPA administrator, o the president's wishes, and addei he hoped they would delay no long- er. Drought Has Say-So On Reservoir Project The Fort Phantom Hill rese.-volr, Abllenc's largest project under the works progress administration, Is now up to Henry P. Drought, WPA administrator for Texas. An Associated Press dispatch Thursday morning said Comptroller General J. R. McCail had "finally approved In works prog- ress administration projects for Tex- as." The Phantom Hill reservoir Is in the list, It has been reported. The federal allocation comes to Texas In a lump sum, with broad discretion to Administrator Drought n apportioning It among projects approved by the president. He Is inder however, to favor those projects that can started quickly, In which case the Abilene project will rate well. Plans for the See BRAZOS, Fate 11, CoL S Abilene and Occailnnal rain to- nlfihl and Friday; aJIphtly warmer Went Went of 100th meridian Occasional ram lonltfii and Friday; warm- er Friday and In north airf woit portico ton I Blu. Eaaf ot 100th Meridian Occasional ruin tonight and Friday] warmer In Interior Friday. Rainfall lor 21 houra ending 7 a. n Thuraday, ,7i ircli. Total Blnca first of the year, to 7 Friday, 2Q.40 Indies. T amo-int for game period lift year. 10.07 Inchei. Normai itmount 82.10 Inches. of the jt Temperaiurtf Wed. Thurfc P.m. a.Lfe 33 44 .79 39 39 39 40 40 10 35 Noon 41 BunriM Sunsft SHOWEM 7P.m. ,..m. iry thermometer 41" Vtt themomofer .W" humldiur 914