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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1935, Abilene, Texas WAKMFR "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Fufl Leased of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1935-TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abflens Morning Nsws) NUMBER 121 Fascists Push Deeper Into Africa Advocates Of Sales Tax And Antis Gash In Senate 'Navy Day' Finds Huge U. S. Fleet Planned Celebrations In honor at navy today found the rncit fowerfil peacetime battle fleet In the history of tbe United States In the pneen of building and correlation. At the top ire shown naval planes a vital part at the fleet, and In the center, a line of mlfhtT DattkfhliK. Lower, left, the launching of the destroyer, U. S. S. Clark, at Quincj, Man., the second of 10 similar veaeli now under construction. (As- sociated Press Nine Cent Figure Posted By One Station; War In Second Week Retail gasoline prices dropped to the lowest price !n history here Monday when a recently opened in- dependent station on South Second street posted a 9-cent sign for sec- ond grade gas Another station is selling second grade at 9 1-2 cents, others at 10, IS 1-2 ranging up to 15 cents, the price prevailing among a majority ol independents before the first break in the market last Monday. Despite the sharp swing down- ward in retail postings here, major companies held to 16 cents for the same grade, 18 cents for regular .20 cents for top grade gasoline independents continued to sell regular grade at 18 cents. Three Cents Below Cost The station selling second grade gas at 9 cents is retailing the prod- uct at three cents a gallon below the cos1 marketing, according to a statement of the station operator. Actual cost of the gasoline at the refinery Is 5 cents, transportation allowance 1 cent, overhead 1 cent, state tax 4 cents and federal tax :i cent. Independent dealers contacted See PRICE WAR, Page 8, CoL 7 Tars of Fleet Navy Day Hosts Abilene and fair to- night and' Tuesday; Bllgntly warmer to- night. West of 100th rnfr'-Jlar, Fair lonlfint nn.l Tuesday; ajlph'lj- warmer In extreme west portion tonight, colder In north portion Tucsdiiy nleht and Wednes- day. East of looth meridian Gtnerally -fair tohlRht and Tueaday; Bllght- ly warmer In northwest portlon_ tonight. r WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 The tars of the fighting fleet played host to the citizenry today In a navy day observance high-spotted by the launching of two fast destroyers and the laying of a heavy cruiser's keel at Philadelphia. Along the seaboards, wherever a ship of the fleet was in port, the public was invited to go aboard and see how the. sailors work and live. Shore stations also were open to public Inspection on this 15th navy day. Henry L. Roosevelt, assistant sec- retary of the navy, travelled to Philadelphia for a speech in honor of the launching of the destroyers Cassin and Shaw, and the laying of the keel of the Wichita, Inst heavy cruiser allowed under the present treaties curbing naval strength. GEN. LIGGETT UNCHANGED SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. The condition of Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, seriously 111 at the Letterman hospital, was unchanged today, U. S. army headquarters re- ported. 2 Others to Be Underwa By Wednesday; 312 Given Employment Work was started Monday mom- Ing on two In .Abilene and the other In Eastland two others, both In Eastland be underway In district 13 by Wednesday. The four provide work for 312 men from relief rolls. A crew of 20 men, under the di- rection of George Burgess, superin lendent, started excavation for the Abilene negro school Monday mom ing. Forty men were at work on repair of 8.7 miles of road bets-een Desde- mona and Gorman. The project, first, underway in Eastland county, calls for federal and as the sponsor's contribution. Tuesday, graveling of Eastland streets, employing 97 men, will be started. The requires See PROJECTS, Page 8, Col. 6 Relative humidity .05% Case Involving Howard County Oil Lands First Called Arguments of defendants for dis- missal of an equity suit Involving acres of Howard county oil property were being heard before Judge James C. Wilson to federal court here, Monday afternoon. Plaintiffs are W. B. Settles and wife, Howard county who brought suit against the Group No. 1 Oil corporation to set aside fore- closure on their ranch near Big Spring. Foreclosure was made by the corporation on December 1. 1931, to satisfy a deed of trust for The property involved Is ,hs land of which Mr. and Mrs. Set- tles established their first home, the discovery of oil later making the property highly valuable. In tliclr argument for dismissal Set COURT, 10, Col. X I High Court Agrees To Hear Arguments On December 9 WASHINGTON, Oct. The supreme court agreed today to decide whether the government can condemn land for Its slum clearance "and low cost housing construction programs. It consented to review a case from Louisville, Ky., which was de- cided against the government by lower courts. The high tribunal also announced that constitutionality of the agri- culture adjustment administration act will be argued on Dec. B, thus making possible n decision by Christmas. Representatives of the government and the Hoosac Mills corporation of Massachusetts will defend and assail See DECISION, Taje 10, Col. 4 TOPIC TO BE OFFERED House Resumes Work On Omnibus Tax Bill; Move To Keep Sales Levy Of Pension Bill AUSTIN, Oct. 28. Sales tax and anti-sales tax 'orces clashed in the. Texas sen ate today for the fourth time n the present special session ol the legislature. The issue was raised whei Sens. W. R. Poage, Waco, and Ben Oneal, of Wichita Falli, sought to instruct conferees on an old age pension bill not to mcoporate a sales .tax or any proas receipts tax--on retail ales in the pension' bill. The Senate has voted three times against a sales tax. Sen. T. J. Hoi- jrook, Galveston, predicted however ;hat the senate will accept'a limited sales tax If It passes a pension bill lhat can be financed. Lt. Gov. Welter Woodul.held that ihc conference committee would have the right under precedents to attach a sales tax to the pension bill. Three of'five house conferees on a pensionfblll 'are.; said to be for a sales tax to finance-it. Senate_con- ferees "iibt been named wheri the debate began today. Governor James V. Allred's ex- pected submission of liquor topic for the legislature had not been made at noon. Senators ex- Dected it momentarily. The gover- nor declined to say when it will be submitted. The house passed one resolution, sent another to committee, then resumed work on the omnibus tax bill. Pending business was a tax bill amendment to fix a graduated scale of occupation, taxes on lather than the gross re- ceipts levy in the original bill. The resolution passed 'authorized the presentation of a medal to the new chief of Polk county's Indians n celebration of 100 years of peace jetween the Alabama and Coushattl rlbes and the white man. Privileges, suffrage and election ommitteemen will consider a re- uest to Governor Allred for sub- mission of some restriction on cam- aign contributions and expendi- ures. The resolution, by Rep. Joe Caldwell, Asherton, said decisions in he case Kilbay et ai ys. scate, which grew out of the last guber- atorlal race, had nullified existing egulations. The resolution said here were rumors of large cam- aign contributions by "hot oil run- ers. tax evaders, bootleggers and A resolution by Rep. J. c. McCon- ell, Palo Pinto, for an inxestlga- on of lobbying postponed at re- uest of the author. Will Rogers Memorial Drive Gets Off To Early Start Here This full week early a start locally of a national campaign to keep the memory of Will Rogers forever green In the heart of America. Millions probably will be raised In the period from next Monday, No- vember 56th birthday If he had Thanksgiving eve, November 27, for at least two living, continuing memorials and not cold statues of bronze or marble. First Dollar Here Appointment of a newspaperman, Max Bentley, as campaign director [or Taylor county was announced Saturday night by Amon G. Carter 3f Port Worth, Texas director. When the local chairman approached his desk this morning he found, stick- Bible class has tendered lus hour and place, the Majestic theatre, which seats nearly persons comfortably. Dr. F. M. Warren, who attended Wills' funeral, will be ask- ed to make a short memorial ad- dress, and there will be other talks, DIONNE QUINS EATING MEAT Liver Added To Diet At Age of 17 Months CALLANDER, Ont., Oct. The Dlonne quintuplets, 17 months d today, added meat to their diet the first time. It's only a small quantity of care- illy selected and prepared, veal ver served once a week but it arked the youngsters' first move ward a grown-up diet. The live.'; and Marie's develop' ent were highlights of the famous ibles' nth month. Marie has ogressed remarkably mentally and hyslcally in the past four weeks, r. Allen Roy DaPoc, their physl- an, said. Within a few months Marie, who as the smallest of the five when ey were born May 28, 1934, and as lagged since, will equal her sls- rs In every way, the physician bc- ves. Governor Calls Out Nat- ional Guardsmen, Sets Up New Commission COLUMBIA, B. C., Oct. Governor Olin D. Johnston today declared the state highway commis- sion "In a state of or. dered national guard machine gun. keep commissioners >out of their offices, and named a board to supervise the affairs of the depart- ment. The governor's "state of insurrec- tion" proclamation ordered removal 'rom office of dl commissioners, In- :ludlng Chief Commissioner Ben M. Sawyer, whose regime has been the abject of attacks by the governor since long before his election. Joe Calus, Spartanburg account- ant who assisted in a highway de- partment audit, was designated as executive manager of the board, and ffade Sanders of Anderson, Francis Drake of Greenville. Robert Gregory of Cheraw, W. M. Smoak of Aiken, ind Walter Stilley, Jr., of Conifay he latter a member of the roat and Johnston adherent, were named consulting managers. A statement from the executive 'ffices said the board of managers would preuarc immediately .to ex- end the time for buying auto tags perhaps 15 davs, after which Calus aid the flat tags advocated by he governor would be sold for ail rtvate cars and trucks of not more Jian one and one-half tons, subject to confirmation or revision by the 1936 legislature. The governor in issuing his proc- See CAROLINA, Paje 3, Cot. 5' Ing In his typewriter, the No. i gift, a II check from O. A. Hale. Five minutes later James P. SUn- son dropped In to tender a II bill as gift No. 3, and departed bearing the title of county" vice-chairman en- first, with the job of ar- ranging a Will Rogers memorial meeting next Sunday morning at the Majestic theatre, at which time the campaign will be given Its for- nieellng, the Victory trial start. For this all short. There will be no sollclta lion. Starting Now Although the campaign's opening Is a week distant, the Taylor coun ty committee subscriptions. is ready to recelv Small gifts in Ian numbers are more desirable than large gilts In small numbers, penny will be as sincerely welcom ed as a hundred dollars. The chll dren are Invited to contribute, anc especially to perform some useful service at home for the money the; give. No quotas are being fixed. Tay lor county's offering, and offering! even-where, will be 100 per cen Sw ROGERS, rite I, Col. 7 Port Strike Marked By Minor Violence RESIDENCE DAMAGED, fire department'answered a call at a. m. to extinguish a small blaze at 1131 Pecan street, a house occupied by D. R. Dodson. The fire was caused by defective wiring. Owner of the liousc Is O. E. Powers. Mae Marsh, Former Film Star, Is 111 SANTA MONICA, Cal.. Oct. Marsh, former screen star, was reported in a grave condi- tion In Santa Monica hospital to- day, suffering from a ruptured ap- pendix. Attaches said she was "very Miss Marsh is the wife of Lee Arms, writer. Miss Marsh was a discovery of D. W. Griffith, ace director of the sil- ent films. She starred as the south- ern girl in the Birth of a Nation. Recently Miss Marsh ended a 12 year retirement to play a part In "Over the a talkie. Future Farmers to Meet Here Tonight District meeting of Future Farm- ers of America will be held at Abi- lene high school tonight at 7 o'clock. FFA members are expected from chapters nt Aspermont, Haskell, Winters, Tuscola, Novice and Brad- Election of district officers will feature the business session. Train- ing school for chapter officers and a vocational teachers meeting will be held In connection with the FFA gathering. Alabama Miner Is Shot to Death TRU83VILLE, Ala., Oct. An unidentified whits nan was found shot to death In a ditch be- side the road at White Chapel, five miles from here In St. Clalr county this morning. hb coroner was summoned to conduct an Inquest, Non-Union Workers Continue To Handle Ships; Two Negroes Are Beaten HOUSTON, Oct. Cargoes rumbled off and en steamships In Texas gulf ports today as non- union workers labored on the docks and striking International Long- shoremen's Association members engaged, in flurries of knee. Beatings were reported at Hous- ton, Qalveston and Corpus Chrlstl; a wharf company posted a ward for the arrest and conviction of persons who buttered two negro employes; police forces were strengthened and a steamship crew member was found beaten to death. Officers who investigated the death of W. A. Scoggins, Colorado Springs steamship crew member found badly beaten on the Galves- ton waterfront, said his death was apparently due to a crew fight" and had no connection with the strike. Two men pulled Morris Glesy, 51, a cargo superintendent, from his automobile here, clubbed and kick- ed him and fled. Glesy suffered bruises and a broken thumb, Three men were arrested after Jessie Lswis, 35, was bruised in a downtown fight. Work Progresseslng Shipping officials at Galveston said work was progressing at a fav- orable rate with non-union labor working the docks. Officials said workers arrived today and others Most Important Event o tr'ifr'Will Be Visit to" Emperor Tuesday TOKYO, Oct. Presl dent John N. Garner of the United States arrived by automobile from Yokohama today and took up resl dence at the American embassy fo two days of visiting and sightseeing He is enroute to Manila for in- auguration of the Philippines' com- monwealth government. The highest ranking American of- ficial ever to visit Japan, Gamer lunched aboard the liner President Grant before starting the Journey to ;he Japanese capital by Edwin L. Neville, accompanied charge d'af- would arrive points. Cotton was soon from upstate moving from com- presses to docks where ships loaded and unloaded. Extra policemen patrolled the Galveston dock where picketing continued. Police sought six negroes who at- tacked two negro men employed In the material yard of the Galveston Wharf company early yesterday. See STRIKE, Pare S, Col. 5 "alres of the embassy here. Neville's superior, Ambassador Jo- See GARNER, Face I, Col. Head of Bankers Sees Prosperity WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va., Oct. Ralph T. Crane, president of the Investment Bank- ers association of America told the organization's annual convention to- day, "As I look ahead Into the com- ing year I cannot help but feel we ore approaching another very pros- perous period In our history. he urged, "let us all profit by the mistakes of the past and so regulate our business that when the next depression comes, as it will, we will not have to apologize for or ex- plain our actions." C. S. Gates and Son Wil Build Dormitory; To Cost General contract for construction of a r.ew dormitory at the Abilene State hospital was awarded Monday morning to C. S. Oates and Bon of Abilene by the state board of con, trol at Austin. Their bid was 000. Another Abilene El rlc awarded the elec- tric contract, on a bid of The plumbing and healing contract went to S. P. Osburn of Fort Worth, on a bid ol David S. Castle of Ablleno It ar- chitect ol the building. With Dr. B. Bass, superintendent of the lospltal, he went to Austin Sunday o be on hind for the opening of ilds by the board of central Mon- day. The building, two-story brick, will .irovlde dormitory ipacc for 100 ad- Itlonal patients. Flood Follows Hurricane; Bodies Of Victims Are Swept Into Sea PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct. 28. least persons are dead or missing In a storm which ravaged the southern peninsula of Haiti. Most of the casualties were caus- ed by floods which followed the hurricane iv week ago. Thousands were reported homeless and hungry. Populations of valley villages were believed to have been wiped out as rains sent the streams from their channels, demolishing the frail, thatched huts of the natives. Information received here Indi- cated the bodies of most of the missing were swept out to sea. Official reports, based on frag- mentary data gathered by a small airplane, the only means ol com- nunlcatlon with the stricken dis- tricts, doubled the number of dead or missing aftcv Initial estimates Sec STORM, I, Col. T WILE FIRST OBJECTIVE OF Romans Celebrate Rise Of Fascists to Power; Peace Hopes Fade; to Apply Sanctions By the Atiociated Prm. Prepared lor any counter- attack by Ethiopian tribetmen. Italy'! fascist armies deeper today into the interior of Haile Selassie's empire. In the northern Aduwa-Adi- grat lector, Muisolini'f Roman legions, marching on Makale, advanced their lines more than twelve miles. Population Evaeuitlni An Enchange Telegraph (British) dispatch from Addis Ababa said the civilian population of Makale strategic mountain pass and gate- way to the ordered to evacuate. Makale, the dispatch said, will not be defended is part of the Ethiop- ian strategy to allow the Italians to penetrate deeper before mtklnf a counter-offensive. General Emillo de Bono, com- mander-ln-chlef of II Duce's East African troops, hurried id .the, front from Eritrea and assumed personal command of the offensive. He took formal possession of the new terri- tory and ordered the consolidation of all area to the rear Of the new front line. Officers In the declared the area, between Adttwa.1 and Adljrat was unSjfcerable to amy cDunter-ttttaoS-W the Ethiopian forces In the north under Has Sey- oum, governor of tbe Tlgre prov. Ince. Mussolini demonstrated he seeks not only colonial expansion In his Ethiopian conquest, but gold. Mining engineers arrived today at Asmara, the base of operations hi the province of Eritrea, borderlni Ethiopia on the north. The engi- neers made plans for prompt ex- survey of the gold possibili- ties In the occupied Tlgre territory. For months, it hos been reported this province held vast desposlts of gold. "On To Ranr" The Italian advance spread joy In Italy, where the fascist! celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of Mus- solini's assumption o[ power. The cry of the Italians in Ethio- pia, on both northern and southern ronts, was: "On to Harar." Harar, the metropolis of eastern ithlopia, Is the objective of both the See WAR, Fare 3, Col. 4 Another Recipe For Longevity SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. you would enjoy longevity, hap- Iness and health, take the follow- ng advice from Dr. E. Payne Palm- r of Phoenix, Ariz., and don't: Indulge In alcoholism. Use tobacco excessively. Become excessively emotional. Submit to anger, avarice, ambl- !on, vanity, gluttony or uncleanli- ess. Attempt to avert parenthood. Vanity, the doctor explained, usu- lly affects health In connection I'lth attempts to F.cqulre a graceful sure by Injurious means. Man Charged With Perjury In Trial Bill Summers, charged with per- jury hi connection with testimony given in trial of Eslelle Smith in 42nd district court two weeks ago, was to appear ior preliminary hear- ing before Justice Jameu Gray Bled- soe nt p. m. today. He made bond of 1750 Monday morning. Estellc smith was convicted and fined lo. driving an automobile while Intoxicated. The charge against Summers specifies he testi- fied in the trial that he drove the machine. To Face Charges of Child Stealing OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. E. W. Marland signed requisition Uxlay for the return of Mre. Mae Crump from Port Ar- thur, Texas. U> fuce a child stealing charge at Mangum. She was alleg- ed to have abducted Blllle Jeane, Sears. 9, Adopted daughter of Mra. R. L. McCurdy, of Manf jm, Oct. 14,
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