Tuesday, December 10, 1935

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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1935, Abilene, Texas PAH CLO tTLY DY Batlp Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENOS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLO EXACTLY AS IT noN VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (CD) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1935- TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Horning Htwi) NUMBER 150 Peace Scheme Ires Little Nations Farm Subsidies Are Denounced As Bribery SEVEN ARE DEAD IN FLOOD MAKY OTHERS ARE MISSING wollen Waters of Buffalo Bayou at Houston Recede Landon Meets Young GOP Leaders Gov. Alf Landon, republican presidential possibility, met young republicans from the southwest at party rally held at Topcka, Kas. Left lo rifht: Tom Ball, Fort Worth; Gor. Landon; Arnold Davis, Fort Worth, and Randall Kitt, Chilllcolhe, Mo. (Associated Press Dec. persons were known drowned and almost a score were missing today as the swollen Buffalo bayou receded after a rampage through the heart of the city Sunday. The bodies of five negro children and a negro man were recovered, but police had not located the body of Olile Wilson, 15, swepf to his death as playmates watched him frolic In flood waters. Police were deluged with uncon- firmed reports of other drownings in the worst flood in Houston's his- tory. Many sections of the business dis trict remained under water todaj but 29 schools, shut down by flood waters, were reopened after thi overflow returned to normal chafr nels. The negroes drowned were bellev ed to be those who fell from a boa during an attempted' rescue in the bayou Sunday night. Fire trucks water from basements and relief- facilities were hastily organized. National guardV mer.t the 6 prevent vandalism and'-bealth de- partment oftidile warned- agEins use of drinklng-vater (Kfctors of the country. Caught by Bridge. The bodies of the small negro girls were caught by the Capitol avenue bridge in the heart of the city. Th- body of a negro boy was found sev- eral blocks domjstream. Ages of the girls ranged from eight to 10. Two of the bodies were identified as those of Ora Pierson and Mary Hays, residents of a ne- gro section on the edge of ths bayou. The flood receded rapidly today having dropped 12 feet from the rec- ord high of 40 feet since early yes- terday. Another business building col- lapsed shortly before dawn as the torrent undermined the foundation A two-story structure crashed yes- terday. The waterfront comer cl See FLOOD, Page II, Col. 6 HEARST TALKS WITH LANDON Believes He's the Man For Foes of New Deal TOPEKA, Dec. _dolph Hearst declared upon his here today to meet Gov. Alf M. Landon thpt he believed the Kansas chief executive was "the one man" on whom opponents of the new deal could unite with a hope of victory in IS36. Landon, he asserted, "can be nominated by the republicans and can be elected." Hearst, on his way lo California, said he stopped off here to "get ac- quainted with Governor Landon." "He's been coming along so the publisher declared, "that I de- cided I should meet and get ac- quainted with him." Hearst reiterated his opposition to President Roosevelt, whom he sup- ported In the 1932 election. "The new deal can be defeated II the republicans and those opposed to the national administration unite on a man like Governor a man who Is a doer not a promiser.' Hearst scoffed at suggestions that Landon's dry record minht be a advantage. "There Is no prohibition he declared. "It's burled." Crusading Editor Police Seek Two Men For The Assassination Of Walter Liggett SET RUNNELS LIQUOR VOTE Sale of Beer and Wine To Be Decided BALLINGER, Dec. 10 (IP] A county-wide election on .sale of vin- ous and malt liquors that do not, _____ contain more than 14 per cent al- attacked politicians for five years j Sce COURT, Page 11, CoL 3 cohol was called for Dec. 51 by the 'lnrouffn newspapers, the number! Runnels county commiaioners court iof hls enemies seemed without MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. The search for the slayers of Walter W. Liggett, nationally known cru- Former Senator Pepper Represents Hoosac Mills In Challenge To New Deal Policies WASHINGTON, Dec. Deal farm aubaid-' ies were denounced as bribery i and robbery today in the su-! areme court. Challenging the constitution- ality of the A A A, Former Sena- tor George Wharton Pepper (R- Pa.) argued the government "offers a pecuniary award to the farmer who can't afford to decline it. x x x "He Belle his freedom for a mess of pottage and sells his allegiance to the states." Rob Peter to Fay Paul At another point, expounding the position of the Hoosac Mills o: Massachusetts, the lawyer contender the processing taxes meant "robbing Peter the processor to Pay Paul the producer.1 The nine Justices listened in si- lence for the most part. The thronged court room was still Solicitor General Stanley Reed, walt- ed'foif a final'few ddrds before the case would go to the guarded con- Terence room o the court or Inal decision. "The tax is he In- sisted. "And doesn't even have to follow tile formula prescribed in the law.' Only processing taxes are directly involved .in the case, but the court of appeals at Boston held the entire act unconstitutional. Pepper contended one AAA pur- pose was "expansion of the markets' Discuss Early Days In West Texas John A. Lonuj. (left) celebrated compiler of cowboy rails, history and folk lore of (he Southwest, and W. J. Bryan of Abilene, pioneer cowman who cane U> this section in the late 70s, were mapped during a discussion of the early days in West Texas. Iximni, who lias recetly spent four weeks In Stamford and a great deal of time In other West Texas points interviewing old-timers, is a book on the trail; of the Bullerfleld, Chlsliolm and others. sading editor, was complicated to- and ,lkencd to "rigging the day by the Jact that a host of men market.1 were listed as his enemies. Having fought the underworld and Heed methodically penciled notes. Their debate occupied the time here yesterday. limit. ;hree precincts Saturday night. The election call followed presen- I Llggett's assassination took on all tation of petitions which were circu- the cloudy uncertainty of a fictional ing an armload of groceries from his car to his house. Detectives surmised he had been slain by an enemy made through the columns of his newspaper. They begun checking upon on enemies and found so many that the obvious Charge Youth In Cemetery Theft A 15-year old Abilene boy was lodged in the city Jail this morning clue appeared useless, on a charge of stealing American One man was held. Lisgett's wid- Legion grave markers from a local 011, who, with their 10-year-old cemetery. daughter, sat in the car while the A Junk dealer reported that he gunmen shot him, partly identified jought the iron grave markers from j the prisoner. He was Isador (Kid ;he youth last night for He Cann) Blumenfield, who had been mmediately notified the police of his purchase. The I'outh probably will be tried before Judge John L. Camp in Juve- nile court this afternoon. mentioned frequently in Llsgstt's American, a radical weekly newspaper, as a bootlegger. Mrs. Sce LIGGETT, Page 8, Col. 2 Widow of Dixie Veteran Is Dead DALLAS, Dec. Rol- la Maxoy Harris, 82, widow of the General James A. Harris, for- commander-in-chief of the department, Unit- ed Confederate veterans, died yes- terday at her liomc. Funeral services will be Wednes- day morning.. Mrs. HarrLi was bom at Old former capital of the Republic cf Texas, Hr: father, Kelson Maxey, was n. cousin of William Herndon, t Fran nvading Manchoukuan Army Using Tanks And Airplanes PF.IPING, Dec. 10-W) sources reported tonight that an In- vading Manchoukuan army, using tanks and airplanes, hou driven the special police of southeast Chahar into the city of Kuyuan after a bat- tle In which many were killed. As a result of the troop action, It wiis said, the forces of the Japanese- directed empire of Manchoukuo were In control of more Chinese ter- ritory. The Chinese reports camf; from Kalgan. They recounted that the special of the demilitarized area in !hahar province wcrr- unable to )lock the alleged Invoslon and that .he police now were held In a vir- tual slate of tlcgc In Kuyuan. The Invasion wns said to have Nicholas Castano, Rich Industrialist, Held For HAVANA, Dec. authorities ordered a house to louse search throughout the cnpi- tal today for Irldnr.pers of Nicolas lastano, 66, multi-millionaire held for ransom. Castano is said to be worth He owns vast interests in iUgar mills and cattle lands. He was seized by armed men yester- day from a sedan in which he was driving through the Vetlado suburb o town from his home in the fasli- Scc KIDNAPING, Fife 11. Col. 0 STRIKE IN COLOMBU BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. OT from Barranca ncrme- a torlay snld Andean pipeline, work- rs were cooperating with Iroplctil II iittn in A strike Involving Hnie. were no disorders, Government Agent Seeks Truth In Death Of His Colleague OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. ffi investigation of the slay- ing of Lou'is Pappan, revenue agent, in a Tulsa night club last Wednes- day, was launcher here today by Dwlglit E Avis, chlej enforcement officer of the federal alcohol tax unit. Avis, who came here from Wash- ington, was beins; aided in the probe by Ralpli E. Herrick, of Kansas City, assistant district supervisor in charge of alcohol tax -mrcrcement In Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. Pappan and George Stewart, for- mer Tulsa detective captain, were shot and killed at the Sheridan night club, near Tulsa. Authority On Folk Ballads Is Visitor Harry Hopkins Sends A Final Check For Mil- lion Dollars AUSTIN, Dec. of- ficials today outlined a budget for direct relief to unemployables through next March by use of state funds after receiving a final 000.. federal grant to care for em- ployables the remainder of this month. John P. Wallace, member of the board of control, the state relief agency, said approximately 000 state funds had been reserved through the fall to cbntlnue aid to unemployables until spring. In. addition to the final federal grant, he said about other 'ederal funds were on hand for gen- eral relief purposes which would jrovide aid for employables the re- nainder of December. All employables will be dropped Jan. 1, he said, regardless of wheth- er or not they had been tiunsfer- Sce RELIEF, Page II. Col. 2 John Avery Lomax Famed For Preserving Songs of Cowboy Country John Avery Lomax, famous for a generation for his work In gathering and preserving the songs and bal- lads of the southwestern cowboy, has been in Abilene since Sunday night In connection with his work. Most of the time he spent with former Senator W. J. Bryan, owner of T- Damond ranch and one of the first cowmen in what is now the Abilene country. From Senator Bryan's rich store of cowboy philosophy and humorous stories Mr. Lomax drew many valuable "leads" for his new book, now in the making. GRAVE IN THE LEAGUE Liberal Concessions To Italy Are Resented; Duce May Accept The Scheme Proposed GENEVA, Dec. Representatives of the smaller powers which are members of the league of nations were re- ported tonight to have under- :aken a virtual rebellion against the concessions to Italy report- ed offered by France and Great Britain as a price for peace be .ween Italy and Ethiopia. Borne delegates went to the limit of saying that if newspaper versions of the Anglo-French peace plan were confirmed, a grave crisis would de- velop within the league. The forecast that certain nations might even resign on the probable grounds that the league was be Ins jsed to give a premium to aggression by strong powers against weaker. New Peace Formula May Be Acceptable By The Associated Press Indications that France and ;helr efforts to bring peace to It- aly and Ethiopia were seen in Parts oday with reports that both Pre- mier Mussolini and Emperor Halle Selassie would listen to the new peace formula. tmna Unknown HJU-.1IICCB .was ftulhenlfe- irrBttirbrttw terms ot plan, althcugh It was generally con- sidered llltely that Italy would be offered a portion of Ethiopia while Ethiopia would be given a seaport. Criticism of the way Prime Min- ister Baldwin and his government were handling the negotiations was voiced In London, where high corn- See WAR, Page II, Col. 5 Bandit's Wife Mrs. Dtwrj GUmon (WUw) at Sprintfkld, Mo., b the wilt of otu of the ill el the cltvfedenl at Mukofet, Oklm, who shot their to freedom. Three or the ettapci died of wound! and the othen, inelidlnt Mn. GUmore'i hns- band, were captured. (AaocUted Hold Funeral For Roscoe Farmer SWEETWATER, Dec. services for A. D. Bolton, 45, who died Sunday afternoon in the Sweet, water sanitarium after a few hours Illness, were held Monday aftemooi In the First Methodist church, Ros- coe. The Rev. W. B. Swim, pastor, Mr. Lomax's official title Is cura- i ln tne tor of folk songs of the library of congress. He travels with equip- ment for the electrlcnl transcription of voices. He goes everywhere In pursuit of folk songs and by no Sec VISITOR, Page 11, Col. 3 Drys Are Victors In Milam County CAMERON. Dec. cally complete returns today showed ,hat Mllam county voted against re- peal of Its local option dry laws in Saturday's election. The drys won by 15 votes. The :otal vote was of which 20 had not been heard from. coe cemetery. Bolton was a farmer, living five miles south of Roscoe. Ten Are Killed In Plane Crash TATSFTELD, Kent, England, Dec. persons were reported tallied today In the crash of a pass- enger plane flying from Brussels to London. The airliner left Brussels carrying a pilot, radio operator, steward, and seven passengers. The crash occurred In a high wind and rain. USEM Gilmore And Cooper Draw Twenty Five Years For Okemah Raid MUSKOGEE, Clda.. Dec. Dewey Gilmore and Russell Land Cooper. gangsters recap- tured after a sensational break from the city-federal Jail here last week, yere sentenced yesterday to 20 and 25-year concurrent terms for ths double robbery of two Okemah na- ;ionnl banks In December, 1934. Sentencing of the two came as a surprise. Federal Judge R. L. Wll- inms previously had announced ho would not pass sentence until today. Gilmore, of Dallas, Texas, and hooper, of Fort Smith, Ark., al'.o ;aced murder charges here in the- slaying of Detective Chief Ben Bol- ton during the Muskogee jallbreak. Centennial Broadcast Filled With Spirit Of West Texas Oklahoma Seeks to Extradite Two Held at Ranger Abilene and cloudy In- Iffhl; Wednesday, partly cloudy with rla- IK temperature. West nf 100th meridian Fair tonight and Wedneeday: sllhhlly cold- er In extreme noulheaGl portion tonight; warmer In Panhandle Wednendiy. Eant of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, probably occasional rain on it coast tonlfcht and Wednesday, sllehllv colder on east coast and In northeast and portions lonlphl, rlalnff northweal portion Wedneeday. Temperature Kon, p.m. Tues 11 MIdrlphi _____ Cl OUDV Dry thprmometer Wrl. thermometer ju, n7- Picturesque spirit of the cowboy permeated the Wfst Texas' Centeii- nlal Roundup, which extolled tin resources of this area and dlscuss- j cd regional plans for entertaining visitors to the state celebration ir. 11936. Fifth in a series of sectlono! j broadcasts, the program went out I Monday evening at over WEAP, Fort Worth, and the Texas Quality Network, Favorable Mention Abilene received much favorable mention during the hour, including a brlff historical sketch from the Jaylng-off of mesqulte-dotted plains In 1881 to her present position as the nucleus of education, Industry and marketing In West Foundlnz of her three institutions of higher learning was traced in preparation for their representa- tives nho contributed the music .'or the occasion. But the event was sectional-wide and other towns nnd Iheir Important contribution." were noted by two speakers. It. Henderson Shuffler ol the Odessa News-Times and Rufus Hlggs or Stephcnvlllc Empire Tribune, nnrl by Emccs Merle Tucker. IWJlt ia JKttt T.CV, Leonard Burford as entertainment, coming to you trom the beautiful Paramount the- the roundup was on the air, and launched into his summary of this city, which lie described as typifying the robust spirit of the West, "The world-famous" Cowboy bond of Hardln-Slmmons university came In with its opening musical selec- tion. "Entree of the and continued lo furnish the musical background for the show. Other performers were Amelia Baskerville and Leonard Burford of the Abilene Christian college fine art? faculty: and the glee and choral clubs oi McMurry college. Range Songs Featured. Songs of the range were featured by the band, including "When Jt's Round-Up Time In Texas" with El- ton Plowman, tenor, as the vocalist; 'Strawberry a nirnolofjue by Johnny Regan; a medley with ''Ole Faithful" by J'ick Kmuss. accoidl- on player; and "The Bold Vaqu- nro." Plowman also got a big hnntl for his "L'.ttlc Clrry Home In Hie SfK) BROADCAST, 3, (JoL 1 OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. (ff) for return to Okla- homa of J. E. Butler and Mrs. Lu- ella Butler, from Ranger, Tex., where they are held on i charge o[ steal- Ing a child from Harmon county, Olcln., was signed yesterday by Gov. E. W. Marland. The complaint alleged Mr. and Mrs. Butler stole Wanda LnFawn atre In announced that e-yenr-old daughter of George C. Ellis, Novf.nber 20. Mrs. Butler is Uie divorced wife of Ellis and mother of the child, who was place! In custody of the father when the divorce was granted. Boston Red Sox.. Buy Jimmy Fox CHICAGO, Dec. Boston Red Sox today announced the purchase of Jimmy Foxx-, homo run slugger, and Pitcher Johnny Marcum from the Athletics for cosh, and Pitcher Gordon Rhodes and Catcher George Savlno, who was with Syracuse last year. Eddie Collins, general manager of the Rfd Sox. announced tin dea! which is expected to be followed shortly by anolher in which Out- fielder Roger Cramer and Inlielder Eric McNalr will come to Boston in a dcsi totaling and several players. Foxx, one of the most sought stars In baseball, will l, colling said,