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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               coc .Eft Slnlcnc Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT noN VOL. LV. Full Leatud Wlrat of Attooiated Press (CD) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1935- TEN PACES (Evening Edition of The Abfent Homing Newt) NUMBER 141 HAUPTMANN DENIED A REVIEW President Calls Critics "Calamity Howlers" HOUSTON HAS FLOOD FOR SEVERAL Poll Prober As Louisiana's democratic pri- mary gained momentum for the final drive. Rep. William J. Gianflcld (below) of Massachu- setts, chairman of the congres- slonal Investigating committee, arrlred at New Orleans to probe the election practices. (Associated Press Photo) IIGllYGOUHT Judge Stinson Hears 23 Cases And Assesses Fines of Corporation court had its biggest business in several months when Judge James P. Sfjnson heard 23 cases and assessed fines totaling this morning. Eleven other cas- es were crowded oil the docket and re-set for Wednesday. Drunkenness again led the list with thirteen fines amounting to Six were booked lor vagrancy and one for assault. A young man traveling from the east to Arizona sans troosen was arrested here shortly after noon Sunday. He Is charged with vagrancy and drew a fine of Attired only In trunks, the semi-nndlst told a reporter he would not bother bis family "back east" money to bail him out of jail. According to his statement, he will resume his trek to an Arizona ranch after a 2o day layover in Abilene. November report of corporation court compiled by C. M. Cooley d 66 cases were on the docket, unkenness topped the list with 51 cases. Fine assessments totaled col- lections aggregated and a total of S212 was either served or placed on probation. Accounts outstanding amounted to 5118. Buffalo Bayou Goes On Worst Rampage In 25 Years HOUSTON, Dec. Floodwateri of the normally sluggish Buffalo Bayou reced- ed slowly today, leaving in their wake one known dead, several reported drownings and property damage estimated at more than Torrential The stream, which empties into the Houston ship channel, went on rampage late Saturday after tor- rential rains had fallen In northern Harris county, of which Houston Is the county seat. The flooded bayou Inundated "100' blocks ol Houston, including a large. area of the downtown section. So far, only one death In the swirling torrent-had been confirm- ed but there were reports of several others whose lives were feared to have been lost. The known victim was a Bay City man, Arnold Holub, 28, who fell into the West Bernard river while trying to walk the railing of a submerged Hospital Target of Italian Bombs Charging "atrocious and cruel" bombing of American Seventh Day Adventisl hospital buildings In Dessye, one ot the group of which. is shown above, doctors and nurses In the Ethiopian city made a vigor- ous protest to "all governments, all religions, and the League of Na- tions." They declared an Italian iqiudron rained incendlmrT bomb" on the city, Emperor Halle Selassie's headquarters, icveral of which struck the hospital and annex, killing and wounding score! and causing heavy property damage. CRYING' French-British Ask Duce to Show Hand A railway clerk, Raymond Wllklns, told of seeing the body of a white mail floating down the bayou while he and another man were, cruising In a motor boat near of Main. endeavored to re- cover the body but the current car- ried It away. Another report of disaster came from Gladys Wade, negress, who said she saw two negro men and two or three negro children whose Court Holds One Section Is Not Constitutional WASHINGTON, Dec. supreme court1 ruled today that the boat capsized during an attempted 'dl government ]acks the right rescue. Alter the boat overturned In the swift .current, she said, the occupants disappeared. Meanwhile, the lowering water en- abled building owners to gain an idea to Impose a -special tax on liquor manufacturers and dealers In dry states since the prohibition amend- ment was repealed. In a 6 to 3 opinion read by Justlct the worst to hit Houston In 25 years, i The city market was under lover floors of many buildings were submerged and streets over a vast t f f Premier Counters By Saying Italian Interests Will Be Defended See FLOOD, Pare 10, Col. 4. Legal Liquor in Ft. Worth Thursday PORT WORTH, Dec. (UP) _ Thursday the last barrier against of hard liquor In Tarrant coun- ty will be removed, and legal drink- Ing will be resumed after an ab- sence of 17. years. Commissioner's court will meet on Jiat day to canvass the vote of the local option election held this past Saturday. Returns indicate a wet I victory by a margin of close to 2 to 1. Special League Session Called NO RULE ON CONTRACT WASHINGTON. Dec, The supreme court today decided that it would hot pass on the vali- dity of the standard exhibition con- tract of the Motion Picture Industry which contains a compulsory arbi- tration clause. and Car- dozo dissented. Roberts said the law Infringed on state rights. In an unanimous decision handed down while a. crowded courtroom awaited all-important arguments on the AAA, the highest court struck another blow at the new deal. In some quarters, the ruling was viewed as a possible guide post to the extent of federal power over state affairs. It was the first opin- ion this term on a new deal law. The justices affirmed a ruling by the Wisconsin supreme court that three Milwaukee building and loan associations must remain under state control because they were chartered as state corporations. Counsel for the Wisconsin bank- ing department argued the provi- sion for shift to federal control, on vote of 51 per cent of the stock- holders, was an invasion of state rights. Attorneys for the Home Loan bank board had contended that con- gress has "supreme and exclusive See ACT VOIDED, Pace 10, Col. 2 GENEVA, Dec. spe- cial session of the council of the League of Nations was convoked to- dny for Dec. 17. Many observers thought the Italo- Eth Ionian situation would be con- sidered, although It was announced the primary purpose of the meet- ing was to discuss the transfer of some Assyrians from Irao, to Syria. In league circles it was widely as. sorted that the Ethiopian situation had reached a crisis. Dentist Is Slain; Woman Arrested LOS ANGELES, Dec. lice found Dr. Walter P. Hammond, beaten to death with a hammer s home and arrested Mrs. Mabel illys, 38, today. Radio Patrolman Lloyd Hurst and D. K. Fatten said the woman told them she hsd killed Hammond yes- terday In a drunken rage. They said Mrs. Willys told them isMc had lived for eight years with CHARGES OF'LIAR'HURLED AS INDUSTRIAL PARLEY COEVEHES Coordinator Berry In Bitter Exchange With Industrial Representative; Two Thousand Delegates By Premier Mussolini told the Ital- ian senate today that "Italian In- terests, both African and European, will be defended strenuously." His 59-word address, heard also by the cabinet and representatives of the royal house, came after Prance anS Great Britain were said to have formed a "united front" In demanding that H Duce show his hand In his war with Ethiopia. The Fascist chief made no men- tion of a peace plan reported to have been reached between France and Britain, which, an authorita- tive London source said, would be considered by the British cabinet at an extraordinary session. The British government was rep- resented as having definite hope the new plan would bring a response from Mussolini. A speedy East African peace or a possible European war, informed Italian sources said, may hang on the premier's reaction to proposals for peace drafted by London end Paris. The terms for ending hostilities were described by French officials as going beyond anything previous- ly offered the militant Italian dic- tator to force a showdown. Great Britain, it was said, had made marked concessions. Events of the next 36 hours were expected to determine the duration of the campaign in the African kingdom. The solidarity, In sharp contrast to the'widely diverg- ent views of the Italian campaign evidenced on the two sides of the English channel at the start of the war. "extended far beyond the Italo-Ethiopian diplomatic sources in Paris said. News from Italian and Ethiopian See WAR, Page 10, Col. 1 Planning Board to Discuss Gulf Coastal Section Chief New Dealer Is Even More Pointed In Sec- ond AttacK On His Op- ponents 'CHICAGO, Dec. President Roosevelt assailed depreuipn profiteers and "personal advantage seekers" in a speech before the American Farm Bureau Federation today. They are playing city against farm in an attempt to discredit the New Deal's recovery pro- gram, he charged in his second forthright speech in defense of his administration and in at- tack on his critics in little more than a week. Pointed Speech Today the chief executive's re- marks were even more pointed ithan In his speech In Atlanta week be- fore last, when tx inferred that bankers and industrialists were cry- Ing wolf while the country's eco- nomic gains Incrensed. He spoke in the International amphitheatre In the be- fore farm delegates and their guests. Loudspeakers carried his In Jersey Governor Disclosure that he already hu vUlted Bruno Richard Haupt- mann In his death row cell and heard his story, and that he hai asked the other (even members of the New Jersey pardon board to do the uine, has been mide by Gov. G. Hoffman of New Jeney, below. He also re- vealed that a noted detective Is making a private Investigation of the entire Lindbergh baby ease. LAST AVENUE OF ESCAPING DEATH CHAIR WASHINGTON, Dec. Almost the last avenne of escape from electrocution was closed to Bruno Richard Hau.pt- mann today when the supreme court refused to review eon- riction of kidnaping and murdering the Lindbergh bahy. In an atmosphere aquirer with the prospect of about.to begin over the AAA, the court made known iti decis- ion through the one It was contained in a long list of court telling whether appeals from lower court tribunals would be reviewed. Only court attaches and newspapermen knew of the sll- portant word affecting the Bronx carpenter. It was not read aloud. Hauptmann's attorneys had announced previously that, in the event a review was refused, they would seek a new trial He reviewed teh achievements of his administration as a blanket re- ply to all critics and, hailing the trend of farm prices, which he credited to his measures design- ed to save agriculture from the old CinCAGO, Dec. ident Roosevelt left for South Bend today at the conclusion of a luncheon after his address to the American Farm Bureau fed- eration. He If la receive an honary degree at Notre Dame university. policy of "tooth and he said: 'Lifting prices on the farm up to the level where the farmer and his family can live Is opposed chiefly by the few who have profited heav- ily from the depression. 'It Is they and their henchmen who are doing their best to foment city people against the farmers and the farm program. It Is that type of political profiteer who seeks to dis- credit the vote in favor of ii cln- credlt the vote jn Javor of a con-1 paring your desire for a fair price hogs for com. "Yet I know that the great mas- ses of city people are fair minded. See ROOSEVELT, Page D, Col. 2 WASHINGTON, Dec. Shouted charges of "liar" between industry and government spokesmen today gave a tumultuous opening to the business conference summoned oy George L. Berry, President Roosevelt's coordinator for Indus- trial cooperation. As more than industry-la- representatives ir.'llcd about in the large commerce department auditorium, John W. O'Leary, for- mer president of the chamber of Commerce of the United Slates and lead of the Machinery 4; Allied 'rodncts Institute, sought to ob- tain recognition. Berry, In an Iron-handed decision, eftised to give O'Leary the floor. The same treatment was accorc'.xl the victim, a prominent Los Angeles Industrial representatives seeking to dentist. '.prolong the roosting with speeches after Berry concluded his opening address. Then A. P. Haake of Chicago, who said he represented the Na- tional Furniture Manufacturers' As- sociation, leaped from his chair and demanded recognition. After he had been advised to do his talking before a round table he demanded "the right of an American citizen" to talk Im- mediately. You know that you were sent here to dynamite this meeting and I'm not going to let you do Ber- ry said quietly from the platform. "You're an unqualified Haake roared back. 'You're another, and If you come up here I'll make you eat It, eat it, Stt TABLEY, Pafe 10, Col. Injured Actress Says She Fell HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. Gerahty. screen actress wife of Carey Wilson, scenario wri- er, told police she fell In the bath- room of her Bel Air home today, ustalnlng a deep gash In her fore- lead. Wilson, reluming home early to- day found his wife lying on the bathroom floor, bleeding and un- conscious. He reported to police she had been beaten by an intruder. When the actress regained con- sciousness she said she had fallen and injured herself. "All I memember Is that I fell." I she told authorities. AUSTIN, Dec. Dr. Harold Barnard, who attended ties of industrial and agricultural her, said that "to all Intents and expansion on the Texas gulf coast I purposes Miss Beraghty was hurt will be considered in Houston on accidentally." He said she was suf- Dec. 14 by the state planning board ferlng from a lapse of memory, and Us land use committee. j Chairman W. M. Massle of Port Worth saJd the board planned to meet civic leaders of the section anil to make a personal inspection ot West Texas Centennial Round-Up Program Tonight at Abilene Is all set to so on the air at the. West Texas Centennial Round-Up. At that hour, the fifth program In a series of. Texas Centennial broad- casts will be heard over WBAP and the Texas Quality Network. It will come from the stage of the para- mount theatre In Abilene. Entertainers will Include the Cow- joy band of Hardln-SImmons uni- versity, the Chanters of McMurry :ollege, and three fine arts instruct- ors ol Abilene Christian college. From two well known newspapermen of West Henderson Shuf- fler, editor of the Odessa News- Times, and Rufus Hlggs, editor and co-publisher of the Stephenvllle Km- plre Tribune, radio patrons will hear of plans for Centennial cele- brations in this area. Here Is the program as It had been outlined by Merle Tucker, di- rector of the series uf broadcasts and announcer. "Entre of the Cowboy Bend. "When It's Round-Up Time In Elton plowman and bond. "Swanee Amelia Basker-, See BROADCAST, Tafe n, Col. 8 if new evidence could be found and would appeal for a conunu tation of the death sentence to life imrjriEoniuent. Now In Death House The prisoner now is In the "death house" at Trenton. In asking the supreme court to act, the attorneys had contended the celebrated Demlniston trial re- sembled a "circus" and the defend- But had been denied a fair trial. 1 They criticized the Judge and prosecuting attomevs and said the dally presence of Charles A. Lind- bergh, father of the slain Infant, "unduly influenced" the Jury. Replying, New Jersey had said Hauptmann had been given all his constitutional rights and there was no reason for the high tribunal to pass on the controversy. Let state law Vie Its course, was Its' plea. Hauptmann was convicted unan- imously by the Flemlngtoh Jury. The '13 .trial Judges-oftHe" court o! errors and appeals, the highest state tri- bunal, unanimously affirmed that action., The Ruling Today's ruling was given Just aft- er the court had read a number of opinions. Chief Justice Hughes announced merely: "The orders of the court upon the list certified by the chief Justice and filed with the clerk and will not be announced orally." Immediately mimeographed top- ics of the orders were distributed to newspapermen sitting at desks Jn front of the Justices. Before the starting of AAA argu- ments, a number of attorneys were admitted td supreme court practice. ILA AWAITS NEWORDERS Strikers and Steamshippers Ready to Convene OALVESTON, Dec. bers of the International Longshore, men's association awaited orders to. day from New Tork to deep steamship men permitting a settle- ment of the gulf coast longshore strike. The I.L.A. contract committee was ready to meet here, tnd steamship men at Houston were ready to vane there.. ijtyer, gulf ,'iljstriot, LLA -.i.. 'X--_ presiden expected a TRENTON, N. J., Dec. Col. Mark O. KImberllng. principal keeper of Trenton state prison, said today he would wait until Bruno Richard Hauptmann's lawyers ar- rived before he notinea his prisoner of the supreme court's decision. Egbert Rosecrans of Hauptmann's counsel, who came to the state See HAUPTMANN, Page 9. Col. I Spanish Premier And Cabinet Quit MADRID, Dec. Span- sh cabinet resigned today after two months of power. Joaquln Chapaprieto, who had been premier since Sept. 25. but -who changed his cabinet around Oct. 29, umert In the resignation directly to 'resident A lea In Zamora. The Immediate cause of the res- igantlon was political controversy over the national budget for 1930. Industries already developed. Recruits to Train For Crime Study AUSTIN, Dec. six recruits for Texas' new public safety council started to school to- day to learn the trade. The new "8 men" will have a vigorous training schedule at Camp Mabray. Notec'i rangers and government men will give them while Univer- sity of Texas professors will explain the scientific angles of crime. The course Includes first aid, crime de- tection, apprehension of law break- TS and Jaw. i Highway Boosters Meet In Amarlllo AMARILLO, Dec. way boosters of six states met here today to formulate a program de- signed to bring about early comple- tion of unpaved gaps on U. S. high- way 66 and 60. Nearly 100 delegates from towns along the two transcontinental routes In Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California attended the opening meeting. C. M. Bartlett of Miami, Okla., president of the National TJ. B. Highway 66 association, will preside at an annual convention of the or- ganization this afternoon. A pro- [Msal to designate the route as the Will Rogers highway In honor of the lite biuncriat will be discussed, i 3oyle's Cafe Looted Second Tme; Safe Is Hauled Away A daring burglary In which a jiafe containing 8H2 In cash and In niiecks was carried from Doyle's cafe, 190 Cypress street, early Monday morning marked the second entrance of burglars In the cafe within four days. The safe was hauled to the city dump grounds where It was smash- ed and the cash was taken. Tljc checks were found near the safe. Entrance was gained through the same rear window that burglais used lost Thursday night. At that time the loot amounted to only five boxes of cigars and ft few pennies In the cash drawer. A city patrolman In making his Stt ROBBERY, Tuge 10, Col 5 ment by tomorrow at the latest. He said agreement hod been mada with most coastwise and Inter-coast- al lines, and that the I.L.A. nail telegraphed Pacific coast longshore- men to lift the boycott on ahlps there. Dwyer declared he anticipated the deep sea men would sign a contracts with the I.L.A. for Texas ports and Lake Charles, La., and at the same time submit to fedsrel mediation the matter of New Orleans and oth- er east gulf ports. Some deep sea, lines, he snld, were unable to break agreements with independent unions at Houston. Among these ha named the Lykes Brothers-Rlpley. The I.L.A., he asserted, was ready to sign agreements for its members to go to work at all Texas ports and Lake Charles, but will not work at finy port vessels of lines which da not rehlre i.L.A. men at Houston, Forger Fleeces Coleman Merchants of Over Hundred Dollars Chief of Police H. T. O-Bar from Coleman was In Abilene Monday morning searching for a man who fleeced Csleman merchants of more than S100 Saturday by forging checks on the Farmers Gin com- pany there. The man, signing the checks with the name of Lester Freeman, who is managei of the fjln. and making them out to Carl told merchants the checks had been mude to him for cotton seed, said O'Bar. The man, wearing a dart- checked suit, was about 35 years of age, and said ho lived on a farm near Santa Arum. The man cashed two checlcs lor See FORGED, 10, Col 2 Fisher Co. Man Typhoid Victim Charles Vernon Griffin, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Griffin of Syi" vestcr, pioneer residents of Fisher county, died Rt 7 o'clock Monday morning in an Abilene hospital. Se- riously 111 of typhoid fever, the young man was brought here for treatment ten days ago. Funeral plans were Incomplete early Monday afternoon, but a .scrv- cc probably will be held in Sylves- Ler Tuesday afternoon, followed by burial at Roby, where Griffin had been living for several months. Besides the parents. Griffin is sur- vived by his wife, the former Ma- rlon Neal, and by a younger broth- er and sister. The Griffin family lad lived In Sylvester for 15 years, but had been In this county for a. much longer time- Griffin was born April 14, 1909. He went to Roby several months ago to operate a filling station, and became 111 there. Abilene unit cloudy and illghlly coWer late tonight; TueadBy part- ly cloudy and colder. Weal of loolh meridian Fair, colder In Panhandle tonight; Tueidar partly cloudy and colder, coinlderably cold- er In north portion. EMl at looth meridian Partly cloudy, BllKhtly colder (n northwest and north central portions late tonlfht; Tuesday, partly colour In nortii and ral portions. Noon sunrise Siin.wt Ip.M. 7a.m. Dry thermometer 43- Wet thermometer ..48- BIB flslullVB tumidity ...033 COOLER   

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