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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1935, Abilene, Texas NAIN gfoflew "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL LV. Fun Leased WkM of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of the AMene NUMBED 120- National Port Boycott Threatens Ethiopia In War Frenzy As Zero Hour Near s Air View of Geneva's New 'Palace oi Peace' OreflooUiw beautiful Lake and the city of Genera, shown In (be background, the Lea pie of Nations' dialing new home, In which world statesmen an striving feverishly to prevent the Ethiopian conflict from frowlnf Into Mother world war, la pictured above fn-m the air. Rivaling In site and beauty the Palace of VenaUec, the Geneva Falaee of Nations consists of a central unit containing an Assembly Hall which will accommodate 600 experts, and secretaries; and two wings which extend to form a rectangular, terraced court of honor. In one of the wings is a library, paid for by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; In the other, council room and offices of the secretariat. Total length of the group of bulldlngi la about 1ZOO feet. Gasoline Prices Cut SUSPECT HELD Woman Makes Confes sion; Claims Compan- ion Slayer of Six SEATTLE, Oct. and close-lipped, Leo Hall, 33, re sisted questioning concerning a mass murder mystery today after au- thorities said he had been impli- cated In the crime by the confession of a woman. Signs Confession Sheriff William B. Severyns said Mrs. Larry Poulos, 28-year old beer parlor waitress, had signed a con- fession accusing the -former boxer and dry dock worker of slaying six persons at a gay house party on Erland's point in March, 1934. The alleged confession said Mrs. Poulos and Hall, masked and wear- ing gloves, entered the Frank Field- er home In quest of "easy and after the six people in the house re robbed the victims were killed couldn't talk." Through the night of questioning, Hall maintained his stoical attitude. "Hall seems to have a lot on his said Detective Captain Er- nest Yoris of the Seattle homicide squad. "We have a lot of corrobora- tive evidence for Mrs. Poulos' state- ment." Earlier in the evening, O. K. Bo- dia, chief criminal deputy sheriff, had declared: "We have the man, beyond a doubt, and we don't care if he nev- er confesses." Hall was arrested Wednesday at Portland, Ore., on a charge of car- rying concealed weapons. The victims In the Erlaiid's Point tragedy, some beaten, some shot, and one stabbedi were Mr. and Mrs. Plleder, and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chenevert, Magnus Jordan and Ezra M. (Fred) Bolcom. The statement put the robbery-slay- ings on the nltzht of March 28, 1831 Judge Fires Malls First Letter At New Chlldress PO CHILDRESS, Oct. The it letter mailed from Chlldress1 Several Independents Hang Out 10 Cent Sign; No Cut By Majors Ten cent signs hung from several independent. dealers' stations here Friday as a price war shoved sec- ond grade gasoline to its lowest lev- el in Abilene since 1912. Several in- dependents, posting a price of 10 cents for 'cash transactions here yesterday, continued to sell at a price said to be under cost of mar- .ketlng. Although the price of gasoline at Independent stations had been fair- ly stable for the past few months, the first break came Monday when second grade dropped from 15 to 12 1-2 cents at a number of sta- tions. A few Independents, it Is re- ported, are still holding to the 15 cent level but most of the dealers are Joining the fight for lower prices. No Cut By Majors Major companies continued to post 16 cents for third grade, 18 cents for regular and 20 cents for top grade gasoline. The Independ- ents continued to sell regular gas at IB cents, the same price that has prevailed for several weeks. Independent dealers refused to See PRICE WAR, Page 15, Col. 6 National Guard Fliers Take Off From Amarillo AMARILLO, Oct. y fliers, en route to an annual na- lonal guard convention at Santa re, N. M., took off from AmarlUo in 0 planes today. The ships had been grounded here jy Inclement weather. Four planes were from Michigan, three from Minnesota, two from Indiana ne from Missouri. and Jimmy Walker Decisive Battles Believed Near at Hand; Talk o Peace In Europe Goes Dapper Little Politician Ending Three Years Exile In Europe SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Oct. slender, energetic little man moved slowly up a crowded gang- plank of the liner Manhattan early oday as the ship lay wrapped In n deep fog. No band played "Will You Love me in December as you did in There were no cneei-s. No one cried, ''So long, He was just another passenger; See WALKER, Page 15, Col. t J BY DALE HARRISON Associated Press Staff Writer With their women behind shrieking, singing, crying, am with the blessings of their church on their colors, of Haile Selassie's smartes warriors swept southward from the city of Kara today to mee Italy's challenge to their king dom. Ahead, moved camels laden with munitions and sup plies. Behind came infantry cavalry and anti-aircraft corpi all well equipped and all ready !o strike back at the soldiers o; Rome. War Spirit High All Ethiopia, plateau and desert ana deep Jungle alike, echoed to the tota-totns of war, unaware mostly arid seemingly unconcerned abou talk of peace .that, was galnlni more assurance among the dlplf. Europe's Tliire was a Paris "account tha sa'ld Mussolini, holding forth a ten- tative ollvei branch, was ready to concede Britain's mass its fleet in the Mediterranean even though he has ordered of his soldiers to return from Libya; and that under some conditions he was ready to order a stop to his mili- tary operations against From Addis Ababa, came word rhat Individual diplomatic moyi for peace dodn't interest Ethiopia; that the uncohquered kingdom hoc its case entirely in the hands of the league of nations Whatever significance may attach to talk In Europe, there was no note of peace in the laconic statement in a Rome war communique today which said: "The action continues.1 For the moment the war to civi- lize one of the world's oldest Chris- tian nations booms loudest on the southern front which Is not a front at all but rather a ser- ies of widely separated penetra- tions. Advance Slow Leading deep into Ethiopia from Italian Somaliland are two Import- ant Juba and the Shi- bell. It is up these valleys that the Italian strategy is directed, the ad- vance being necessarily slow be- cause the terrain is none too fav- orable. The first gesture along the Juba was at Dolo In the early days of war. No significant Infantry advance has been reported from Dolo since the Itaimho ruptured t; but the aerial reconnoissancc Is active along the Juba and its tri- butaries as far as Magalo. Italian conquests have occurred, however, along the Shlbell river, or as the Rome communiques refer ce on the Sciavell sector. "The ac ion continues in the Sciavell (Shi ell) Rome announced to y. The occupation of "various vll- Jackie Coogan to Become of Age Tomorrow And Into Possession Of Vast Fortune Earned In Films HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 25. Coogan becomes of age tomorrow and Into his control will past the vast fortune which grew from his earnings as. the greatest Juvenile star of the silent motion picture era. What the fortune amounts to, ex- actly, no one knows, except Jackie, his mother and their business man- ager. A movie colony consensus placed the figure at nearly a mil- lion dollars. The Coogans have assiduously de- nied themselves to Interviewers since their return from New York, and the business manager, Arthur Bernstein, flatly refused to discuss Jackie's financial status. "He's going to be the target for every brand of shark, clip-artist and chlseler, Bernstein said. "And I don't mind telling you we- 're afraid of kidnapers. That's all I''can say about It." Jackie himself, dodged the ques- tion, replying, "I don't have any Idea how much I'm coming Into. See COOGAN, Page IS, Col. MILLION DOLLAR KID House Omnibus Tax Bill Wins Attempt it'oslpone Cbti- skleratioif Beaten By. 102 ft 20 Vote AUSTIN, Oct. omnibus tax bill won a preliminary skirmish today over "single shot' taxes In the Texas legislature. An attempt to postpone considera- ,Ion of the omnibus bill until next Mday was tabled by vote of 102 to 20. Rep. Jasper N. Reed, Texarkana sought the postponement. The omnibus bill oJso survived a parliamentary attack when Speaker 3oke Stevenson overruled a point of order by Rep. W. H. Fox, Taylor ;hat it was vague, indefinite, In- capable of being understood and >rovided no means of enforcement ;t was also alleged that It levies oc- cupation taxes on things that are not occupations. Stevenson said the objections were to the substance of the bill, not procedure, and in accordance with precedents should be left for the courts to decide. Hot Debate Hot debate met the attempt to postpone the omnibus bill. One member charged that the omnibus bill was favored by the lobby. "Liar" ,nd "damn' liar" were shouted but ilth qualifying "its" that prevented personal clash. Senators gravely listened to read- Ing of a De Leon mass meeting reso- utlon requesting that old age pen- Ions date back to Aug. 24, 1935, and ontlnued debate on a salary bill to ee LEGISLATURE, Page 15, Col. 6 ages" along the river bank wa: nno'inced. Geledl, which Is on the IhibeH river and about 50 miles Ret WAR, Page 15, Col. C Red Cross Moves To Cut Death Toll From Accidents In Homes Accidents to homes claimed where a similar conference was ves In the United States last year nd it is against Uils toll that the tmerlcan Bed Cross is waging one f its major programs, H. P. Kelsker f St.-Louis, a national Red Cross xecutlve, told regional workers in new post office building, which wasjan conference here Friday. opened the week of Oct. 21, was by District Judge A. J. Fires to h I s daughter, Mrs. R. R. Robertson Wichita Palls. at Judge PIres, In 1M7, mailed the first letter from the first established In Chlldress. The new building, erected at a cost of Is located pt the cor- ner at Avenue 0 and Third street northwest Representatives of chapters in No- lan, Tom Green, Jones, Colllngs- worth, Mitchell, Coleman, Stephens and Taylor counties were attending. Another national official. Dr. Wil- liam DeKlelnc of Washington, D. C., medical director, was the chief speaker for a luncheon program at 1 o'clock. He and Mrs. Kelsker, who Js ajsHtant to cne Midwestern man- ager, came to Abilene, from Cowl- held Thursday. "The accident toll of our country Is a real cause of national said Kelsker, who was speaking1 on home and farm accident prevention and highway first aid programs. "Last year, accidents claimed 000 lives In the United States, dou- ble the number of America's casu- alties In the world war. "Accidents In homes caused 500 deaths, resulted from highway accidents, and other ff.c- tors were responsible for otli- ers. Pour thousand, foar hundred accidental deaths occurred In agri- culture, a ureatcr number than In other Industry. There arc oniy three heart diseases, can- cer and cerebral hemorrhage, which cause a greater toll than accidents. More children of school age arc kill- ed and Injured In the home than on the way to and from school. Answer Flnt Aid. 'The answer Is urn aid and acci- dent said Kelsker. "II s that need that Is leading Uie way to a set-up of committees that will carry on a program to overcome as Preventable as pos- "The educational effort must be carried on to the building of more and more first aid classes until the See CRQSS. flM If, Col. I Suit Is Entered By Girl Typist Mary Burger of Abilene, nations: amateur typewriting champion of 1934, has filed suit In Taylor coun- ty court to prevent the use of her name and picture in typewriter ad- vertising and for J950 personal dam- ages. The suit Is styled Mary Burger, a minor, by next friend, Mrs. Karl D. Burger, vs. L. C. Smith and Corona Typewriter Company, Inc. The petition sels out Miss Burger entered and won, by her proficiency and speed, an amateur typing contest sponsored by the L. 3. Smith and Corona company, and .hat since that time her name and picture have appeared In the com- >any's advertising, even after she ias entered repeated protests. Plaintiff's attorneys are Scarbor- ough and Ely. Pres. Roosevelt Would Point It Toward Long Term Plan WASHINGTON, Oct. President Roosevelt sought today to point the farm program away from an "emergency" application to a "long term" plan, asserting lha the latter "Is developing naturally out of the present adjustment ef- forts." In a statement Issued at Ills firs post-vacation press conference, the wind and sun-bronzed president re- marked it was not the Intention ol congressional framers of the act 01 administrators of the law to let tht AAA be "either a mere emergence operation or a static agency." "It was their it Is M. E. Churches In Conference PARIS, Oct. J, A. llcharduon or San Angelo presided oday at the 88th Texas annual con- ercncfl of Protestant hurches here. More than 200 dele- attended. Election of officers was on this ftcmoon's proggram. Sessions will continue through Moadax. See ROOSEVELT, Page 15, Col. 5 Sunday's Rodeo To Be Last For Texas Convicts HUNTBVILLE, Oct. Texas convicts will strut their skill with saddle and rope Sunday, Oct. 27, In their final rodeo of the sea- son. The occasion also will mark the fifth year the convicts have staged "wild west" performances un- der the supervision of Lee Simmons, retiring manager of the Texas pris- on system. Court Grants Injunction To Curb Pickets OALVE8TON, Oct. 15. Bktiootl boycott on ill vtsiali in throughout tbt> jnlf eowt wu declared tottf by Joieph P. Ryan, York, prwident of IntentttiouJ Longshoremen1! AuoeUtion, effective Korember 1. Ryan announced the boycott upon hti urival here front Htw Orleani where he inipectod dock itriko Conditioni down here are he laid. "What are then steamship operator! thinking: of? Do they what the longshoremen have done to build np their indotry and theie porto? Do they think they can onrt them without' a fight? "Well, on November 1, all longinore work in New York and- other lectloni will stop on veaieli from the dtclared.i "Maybe they would like to get other labor in thoee porti. If they think they can, let them try." Ryan was accompanied from New Orleani by Mike J. Galveston, district preiident of the ILA. Ryan termed activitiei by the iteanuhip operator! u: studied intimidation of hon- egt longshoremen." "When we got off the train here thii contin- ued, "Dwyer was lerved with a iiibpoena by a man with a biir gun on his hip." He said he had been asked to speak at a (nesting of strikers here tonight, and that he probably would go- to Houston tomorrow where conditions wen reported "worse than In Oalveston." "This business Is not joint to settled due--------- for haoM longshi worked.-1or ay; restrai lvltlei.W three International Lonnhpn- itiens Assoclaatlon locals at Arthur and Fort Neches. 'Judge West held rourt lit Tyler n. the absence of.--Bederal Snndoloh Bryant." Judge In function -was asked by P. C. Psflffer Inc.. and O. Flanagan and son, the only stevedore firms oper- ating In the two ports. West set Oct. 30 for a hear- tie; at Beaumont on the temporary njunctlon which restrains ILA members from congregating along approaches to the wharves, from firearms or other weapons, ntlmldnting' emoloves or Ive emnloyes and from Interfering with shipments from the docks. The plaintiffs said union had et up armed picket lines In the lock districts. Racketeers Responsible For Indiana Slaying GARY, Ind., Oct. (UP) Gambling racketeers or black hand eudlsts were held responsible to- ay for the slaying of Dan Perrot- a, "boy alderman" of Gary whose ullet-rlddcn body was found In Itch near here. The 23-year-old alderman, young- st In the city's history, had led a plrlted fight against vice resorts ambling houses and taverns. 8ev- ral groups or racketeers have been eported fighting for control of pol- y games and other gambling. The possible black hand motive as supplied by a policeman who eported that several weeks ago errotta told him he had received reals and was "In a bad spot." Three well-dressed men seen drlv- g away from the spot where the Jdy was found late yesterday were ught. MMST Total Moisture During Three Day Spell Here Is 1.83 Inches morntnj totU to l.Si heft o'clock last night.'aggregated inch and occasional rains and slightly wanner .umperatilraa predicted for this afternoon. Fall month total! J.I) In- which Is slightly under the October normal of 3.60 Inches. Temperature here settled at 44 degrees yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, and remained at that level for H consecutive hours. The thermometer started Its rise after 7 a. m. and had pushed upward only two degrees late this momlnf. Allred Awakens, Makes Midnight Phone to Prison AUSTIN, Oct. Allred, who once dreamed he wai being placed In the state prlson'i electric chair, shivered In anxious moments early today because of a reprieved execution. Last week he reprieved for 30 days W. R. Hlldreth, sentenced to die to- day for the murder of his wife at Big Spring. The governor granted the respite Just as he and his secretary were leaving the city. The secretary for- got to Issue a routine press memo- randum. Shortly after midnight the pad- ding of the governor's big police dog interrupted his light sleep. Awaken- ing with a start, he feared the sec- retary also had forgotten to notify prison authorities. was unable to return to stop until a telephone call to the prison issured him no man was executed this morning and no electrocution was scheduled. GO-WORKERS ACQUAINTANCES MICE OPINION PIERSON SANE State Hammers Away At Defense Theory That Slayer Couldn't Tell Right From Wrong AUSTIN, Oct. state hammered away today-at the de- fense contention that Howard Pier- son, youthful parricide, Is Insane and docs not know right from wrong. It pitted the testimony o! fel- low-workers In the East Texas oil 'lelds and acquaintances In Austin against that of medical exDerts who had said the 21-year-old slayer was mentally unsound. Miss Florence Butler, former unl- rerslty of Texas student, who room- ed at the home of Justice 'lerson an 3 Mrs. I'lcraon last April when they were killed, and G. N. Jtovall, oil company warehouseman, esllfled they had known Plerson end thought he was sane. Miss Butler said she saw Howard wlun ha hamc from his work In the oil fields and talked with him although he was not a good conversationalist. "From your observations, slate whether In your opinion Howard Plerson was sane or Dis- trict Attorney James P, Hurt said. "Ho was Miss Butler re- plied. "Did he know the difference be- tween right and "He did." On cross examination, Hardy Hollers of defense counsel brought out Ptarson was away from home most the time that Miss Butler roomed with Justice and Mrs. Plerson and she therefore had few opportunities to observe him. She tgreed he was "very shy and 0M P1EUON, IS, Cot I Abilene tnd Moitly cloudy w4 occailonil rain and Illlhtll wwcnrr lonlcht and Saturday. Weal Weil of 100th meridian Partly cloudy tonlent and Stlurdty; WUIB- er Saturday, and In northwtit portion tonight. Eaal Exit 100th jueridlu Monly cloudy and unieltleo, rain In nnrthweat and nor- tlona tonlcht and Saturday; slightly wam- er sturday, ttad ID norUlwea ptonion to- night. Rainfall for 21 noun ending 7 a. IL, FMday. ,J7 Inch. "4 Tolal ar.uunt lor tame period lut ytar tncllea. Normu amount .'ilnce first of Ule year,
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