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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLO tTLY IDY pail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR HOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES' -Byron riON jL VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning Htm) NUMBER 163 Socialite-Actor Held For Ransom Hanna Charges Witnesses Intimidated BRITIAN DEFENDS PLAN Cabinet Called to Meet In Special Session to Discuss Situation By the Associated Press. A counter-attack on critics of the Anglo-French plan for end- ing the Italo-Ethiopian war is in preparation by the British government. ucllejte Material In receipt ol a crescendo of pro- tests against what sharpshooters of the plan contend Is a formula for dismembering the kingdom of Halle Selassie, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Informed sources said to- day, is collecting material for pres- entation to the House of Commons. The British cabinet, in token of the terlousness with which Britain has received the storm of criticism at Geneva and in various European capitals evoked by publication of the Paris scheme for ending the war. met In an emergency session. News of a distinctly defferent fla- vor came meanwhile from the southern front, the' area in which Premier Mussolini ..would Rarner many thousands of square miles qf oty If trie Fr.-ncOrLlrltish pfan accepted without reservation It will was regarded as g foregone conclusion. There, where Gen. Rudolfo Gra- zlani a few weeks ago was pushing persistently northward In a strate- pic move to establish au Italian corridor between northern and southern Ethloola, the Fascist army conceded it had taken the de- fensive. From Dolo. The Associated Press dispatched via courier to Mogadis- cio. Italian Somallland, a report that Italy's weary southern forces were braced for an attack expected mo- from a mass of Ethiopian warriors under Ras Desta Demtu- This would constitute the first major Ethiopian offensive. The Ethiopian army consists of three main columns, driving forward on a front 30 miles from Dolo on the frontier of Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland. The Italians, however, planned a drive of their own if the Ethiopians did not act soon. The Italian commander of the southern front attributed to Henry Ford, the American automobile manufacturer, "private sanctions" which, he said, has held up his northward drive. Ford, he said, fail- ed to deliver BOO caterpillar tractors Records Lost In Postofffce Fire Hampered by the dense smoke rising from tons of burning, paper, firemen for seven hours Ion-ht tbe blaze that destroyed vilnable U. S. government records temporarily stored in the new postofflce building at Washington, D, C. Here's a general view outside (he building during the blaze, one of the hose towers stretching toward the flames on the sixth and seventh noon, of the building. See WAR, raje 6, Col. 3 Dallas Boy, Great West Point Gridder In '31 and '32 MIAMI, Fla., Dec. ond Lieut. Robert L. Carver, 28, army filer, was killed near here to- day when his plane crashed during gunnery practice. Carver was attached to the 55th pursuit squadron, Barksdale field, Shreveport, La. Airport officials said Carver cut loose a target he had been towing for aerial gun practice, and was circling the field for landing when he spun Into the ewamp. Carver came here rrom Barksdale field with other army filers two weeks ago to participate In the South Florida maneuvers of the Has Received Flattering State Has Its Third Proposition Declares Chief Executive In as Frog Coach Many Years FORT WORTH, Dec. GREAT FALLS, Hont, Dec. R. (Dutch) Meyer, head coach of j death of Gcv. Frank H. Texas Christian university's Horned I Cooney, 62, gave Montana its third Frogs, said today he had not ac- cepted nor refused "a flattering proposition" to take over the foot- ball destinies of Oklahoma A. and M. college. Meyer returned toJay from Still- water, where he conferred with Henry G. Bannet, president of the Aggie school. The Christian coach, who has carried the Frogs through a great season to a bid to play Louisiana State in the annual Sugar Bowl classic at New Orleans, said: I received a flattering proposi- tion from Oklahoma A. and M, but I have neither accepted nor refused It. I don't know yet what I will do, and it will probably be three weeks before a definite decision Is made." At the same time It was learned R. B. (Bear) Wolf, line coach of the Sec MEYER, Paje 9, Col. 2 executive In as many years to- day. Governor Cooney, who rose from a delivery boy, died last night of heart disease. He was stricken while attending a highway officials' convention at Miami, Fla., and returned home. W. Elmer Holt of Miles city, pres- ident protem of the senate, auto- matically succeeded to the gover- norship and will serve until the next general election in November, 1936. The stale has had no lieutenant since March, ]933, when Gov. John E Erlckson resigned and Cooney, lieutenant governor suc- ceeded him. Erickson later was ap- "olnted to the senate when Sen. Thomas .7. Walsh died. Both the new governor and the old were democrats. Cooney Is survived by his widow and six children. RAUL GALVAN IS REPRIEVED Governor Allred Agrees To Study Record AUSTIN. Dec. 1 James V. Allred today granted a army's general headquarters air reprieve until Feb. 14, 1936, to Raul force, which ended yesterday. Gp.lvan, sentenced to die in the He was graduated from West' electric chair at Huntsvllle Dec. in. Point in 1932 and from the army "The record Is All- TO BE CULLED IN QUIZ Shortage of Funds May Cause Restriction In Legislative Police In- vestigation DALLAS, Dec. Rep. 8am C. Hanna, Dallas, chairman of a legislative com- mittee investigating affairs of the public safety commission, charged today in an interview with the United Press that wit- nesses summoned by the com- mittee had been "intimidated." With FiThl" "Our hearing Friday at San An- tonio was started with 'a fist he said, "and lour or live witnesses. left. "The governor, appeared at a hearing In Austin Saturday with Ranger Captain J. W. McCormlck the man who was in the fight in San and several of his friends. "We just let him pound the table and rear, and we sat back and took it." He said Tom Hlckman. ousted ac senior ranger captain several weeks ago, probably would be called to testify again, when the committee Plane Beauty Take a rood look at thta beiu- ty, for yon may be seeing her on your next flight out of Chi- cago, She's Marguerite Moore, s'ewardess for the United Air Unes, and was adjudged (he prettiest of 150 girls In similar Jobs. Nils T. Broad- way's ace picker handed her the laureli at Newark Airport, N. J. Tie may have something to s since the governor ;.a.qcUfiecI him of tipping off Top' o'fiuT! Terrace be- fore he made a raid Hanna explained. "Fred Browning, the op erator of Top oHlll. also may be summoned as a witness.-.', but the committee will have to decide on that." Hanna rjolnted 'out that the com- mittee's S300 appropriation for Its work was practically exhausted and further activities probably would be curtailed for that reason. "I told the governor Saturday I didn't think we had enough money left to pay a court reoorter to take down proceedings of the hearing In he said, "and he agreed to nay that.'1 Hanna complained that "the peo- nle dnn't know the real thing be- hind this it is a mis- lake to think Hickman's discharge is the big Hanna promised that further tes- timony would provide "some real when the committee re- See PROBE, Ta.se 9, Col. 5 NEW ATTACK From Saturday .noon until noon Monday, the Goodfellow lund re- ceived contributions totaling only Forty-eight hours, Christmas little more than one weel: away. In spite of the fact that times are better than at this time las', year the need among the city's poor Is equally as great, the fund U lagging consistently behind last year. On December 16 a year ago the total was Monday i: was The public Is reminded that Goodfellows mike no house to house or personal solicitation of any Donations are voluntary, made j cause the donors wish to help some j ow creatures enjoy Christmas who otherwise would find It a time of bitter disappointment or outrlglit misery. The Goodfellows exist [iri but one purpose, to spread comfort and happiness among the under- privileged, most of whom are down and out on their luck due to econo- mic conditions, through no fault or their own. Abilenlans who are able to give anything to the good cause are urged Millionaire Unhurt; Pay- ment of Ransom is In Doubt HAVANA, Dec. millionaire who was kid- naped a week ago and held for ransom, was found alive to- day by the Cuban army. Detail.: of Castano's recovery or whether the huge ransom had been paid were not immediately avail- able. Officers believed the kidnaping was stased by leftist revolutionary proups; Thousands of men had been thrown Into a search for the weal- thy snp.tch victim, Including the national army, navy and police. Army headquarters announced soldiers had found Castano and his chauffeur hidden In a house near the town of Santiago de Las on the outskirts of Havana. Two men guarding the prisoners were arrested, it was stated. Castano appeared to be In good health. He was found on a farm named Sotolongo, by soldiers who were making a routine search of the vi- cinity of San Antonio de Las Vegas The army announced the two captured were Lillo Estevez and Vi- cente Martinez. President Jose Barnet was in- formed of the arrests in a telegram from army headquarters. Canada to Hang Woman Slayer WOODSTOCK, Ont., Dec. 16 Elizabeth Tllford. 51. husband poisoner, dies on the gal- lows tomorrow. She will be the first woman executed In Ontario In 62 years. Mrs. Tilford, who weighs 200 pounds, composed herself for death, hope of reprieve or commutation gone. She seemed stolidly resign- ed to fate. Hold Key Witness In Liggett Case MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16 (IP) Chief of Police Frank Foresta! to- day announced the key witness in Will A4tomnt tn Prnuo That See GOODFELLOWS, Page 6, Col. 3 the Walter Liggett assassination had miemiJl IU riuve inaij been apprehended. He declined to divulge MS identity immediately. He WM plcked up wlth the wom_ an with whom he disappeared two days after the killing a week ago lo- Witness Nearly Blind Mrs Roosevelt Is iwiia. nuuaeveii is NEW YORK, Dec. 16.- The New York Dally Mirror said today in a copyrighted story that Bruno tO I WASHINGTON, Dec. to the capltol In St Richard Hauptmann Is prepared to tne president, was Invited today to tor a conference In the office of Attorne general H. H. Peterson. _ prove that the principal eyewitness attend the Texas Centennial expo- jtanlng school at Randolph Field, red said. "I have not liod time to against him In his trial tor murder' sltlon next year at Dallas with the Pttxas, in 1933. He was unmarried. study It." A board of Inquiry probably will be called by army air officials soon to investigate the crash. DALLAS. Dec. Lieut. Robert L. Carver, killed in ft plane crash near Miami, Fla., today, See CABVEH, Fafe 9, Col. I Oalvan was convicted In El Paso county May for slaying Ivan Scotten border patrolman. In 1923. The sentence was upheld by tho court of criminal appeals, althougn Chief Justice W. C. Morrow dissent- ed. The board, of pardons and pa- roles also failed to reach a unani- mous decision. of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., had chief executive. sworn previously that he was nearly blind, A New York lawyer Is preparing a suit as a citizen and taxpayer, the Mirror said, to obtain records of on application by Amandus Hochmulh. the witness, for a city pension See HAUPTMANN, Pate 6, Col. 3 The invitation was extended by Miss Florence Carter Bryan, a des- cendant of Stephen F. Austin, j known as the "Father of Texas" on of Attorney General H. H. Peterson. East Texas Asks More Allowable behalf of the Daughters of Ihc Re AUSTIN, Dec. in East Texas demanded an Increase In the allowable oil production for ilrcady has that area at the monthly proratlon public of Texas. President Roosevelt accepted an Invitation extended 1 hearing before the rallrontl coinmls- through Vice President Garner. -Ion hero today. CORDELL, Okli., Dec. A possible Increase In the death toll of six persona in a farmhouse fir? was feared today. Seven survivors were In Carnegie hospital suffering from burns of varying degree. The condition of one was said to be critical, and of four serious. were burned to death outright In the flames that destroyed die Npwvnw 1fl farm home of Qeorge Bailey early niW uee. yesterday. Bailey and members ol on by a tailor B story tne family returned from a Satur- and the growing belief of rela- day night out. They built a marine lives that Caleb J. Milne, 4th, "re In a coal stove and retired with had been kidnaped for ransom, the flre burnlris brlsUi'- Officials todav intensified their Mrs. Laura BaUey 46 mother of awoke to find the Her alarm awak- Victim Is Scion of One Of Philadelphia's First Families; Relatives Re- ceive Note Cordell Fire Fatal To Six search for the mysteriously i.. J. i house In flames. maun missinff 24-year-old scion of one ened the others Just the roof of Philadelphia's first families. I 'The yonth's grandfather, Caleb J. Milne, Jr., retired tex- tile magnate, reluctantly agreed j.rrett, with '.he kidnan theory. He had 3, Gerald. 6. and Jean, collapsed. These were burned to death: W. B. Bailey, 24, half brother of George previously scoffed at abduction reports. G-Men Join Hunt While federal Grmen Joined New York stale's "Scotland Yard" In tlw search for the handsome young actor, J. Schwartz, whose tailor ship '5 across the street from the modert Murray Hill apartment of Caleb and his brother, Frederic, told how a man accosted them last Monday night. It was to Frederic that a "rail' som" noto Indicating Caleb was kid- naped when he disappeared last Saturday night, was addressed. "Your brother he isn't in Philadel- phia, we got him out In the coun-' the letter postmarked keepsle, N. Y., said, "but he will be returned Jiving It you will follow tfcj-Wter we will Send' you. cash must como from New York. Keep In touch with your grandfather and phone. The let- ters will be signed Swlttler." The note was written In news- paper type pasted on brown wrap- ping paper. It was wrapped around a Christmas card of the ten cent type showing a man and woman in ft sleigh with a winter background and bore the legend "Greetings to you." In Woodstock, N. Y., Miss Anlla Smith, aunt of the missing boy, cald she was sure because of her neph- ew's habits, that he had been kid- naped She said he left for New York several weeks ago after Hvli'j for a while with his mother, Mis. Frederico. Milne, for a while In a modest Woodstock house. Clarence D. McKean, Wew England chief of department of Justice See KIDNAPING, Page 9, Col. 8 of oeorge Btlley. The sun-Ivors In the Hospital were George Bailey, 30, critically burned; hit wife, Beulah, and daughter, Lu- cille, 3; his cousin, Mike Bzarden. It, and the elder Mrs. Bailey, all la serious condition: and Floyd Bailey, nephew of George Bailey, and Jeaa Tabor, a guest, less Kriousl; burned. State Reclamation Engineer Is Named Dec. of B. J. AUSTIN, polntir.eiit Meida, as state reclamation engi- neer was announced oy Gov, James V. Allred today. McMahon will suc- ceed Ashly C. filassen, resigned. McMar in has been employed by the state reclamation service for several years. Classen resigned to become super- intendent of El Paso's water works department. Coleman Man Dies In Wreck COLEMAN, Dec. Ragsdale, 51, oil well supply dealer, was dead today as the result of an accident at Big Wells In which an automobile overturned five times, breaking his neck. His funeral was arranged for today, at Coleman. A young man riding with Rags- dale, about 18 years nld, was taken ,o a Pearsall hospital. He was un- conscious and unable to give details of the wreck. New Deal Slipping Declares Fletcher Chairman Opens Meeting of Republican National Committee WASHINGTON, Dec. Cleveland today wu the 1936 oofcrentton. Chairman Henry P. offcfa- ed the meeting of tbe republican national committee today with the assertion "we all kribw the New Deal Is slipping." l Applause- from the party leader- ship came as he added: "We've sot the democrats on the run." Fletcher's opening talk was brief. Among the crowd gathered to watch the meeting were two 'men HOOVER TO SPEAK NT. LOUIS, Dec. Frrsldcnt Hrrberf Hoover prepared to- day for what republican llisve will be ft icorcMni attack on Deal relief niraanres. The former prealdrnt wn albedo ltd io deliver mi totiliht before the Julin Marshall Republican flab of St Louli. He has Indicated hln speech will n rrplv to Prealdrnt iretnt nddrens at Atlnnta, GH.. uid that It will analyze New DfaT uprndlnr and relief. The addmi, to be hraidrait over a national hookup. In lo si art at 9 p. m. Central Standard lime. It U the third of ft nerlei of npeech- n bjr Ihr former president crltlrJulitft the New Deal. Christine Brown, County's Thirteenth Traffic Death ed as possibilities for the presiden- tial nomination: Governor Harry W. Nice of Maryland and Representa- tive Hamilton Pish of New York. Nice attended the meeting by proxy lor former Senator O. E. Weller. The first item of business was the calling of the roll. From the agenda It was indicated that selection of a convention city probably would come late in the day. Tlie republicans had heard with See REPUBLICANS, Patt 9, 6 Taylor county's ]3th traffic fa- tality of the year claimed the life of a 10-year-old school girl, Chrls- Brown, here late Sunday aft- ernoon. The little girl, attempting to cross the street at North llth and Grape streets, ran m front of an automo- bile driven by J. C. Jones, Abilene j youth, and was knocked to the pavement. She died before emer- gency treatment could be rendered at the West Texas Baptist hospital. Witnesses said OK car struck the child with the right fender, cutting a gash in her head above the right eye. J. W. Pool took the young girl and her mother, who was with her at the time of the accident, to the hospital. Unavoidable Officers reported the accident was unavoidable. Jones, in a state- ment to the officers, reported he was driving about 25 miles an hour and ho slowed the machine down when he saw Mrs. Brown at the curb. He did not sec the girl until he was within a few feet of her. swerving the machine too late to GET 2 MONTHS By Paying: Year in Advance If you arc now paying 60c per month for this newspaper, that makes per yenr. If you will pay for TEN months In advance during December only at 60c per month 00 we will GIVE YOU the other TWO MONTHS FREE. TAKE YOUR CHOICE The Abilene Daily Reporter -----Or----- The Abilene Morning News EITHER PAPER, ONE YF.AR, BY CITY CARRIER, INCM.-DINC SUNDAYS...... BOTH PAPERS, ONE YEAR. WITH SLNDAiS, BY CITY CARRIER OR EITHER PAPER, BY MAIL, ONE YEAR, INCLUDING SUNDAYS. 16.00 (Effective In Zones I and 2 Onlj) PRINTED YOU FIRST See ACCIDENT, Fate 9, Col. G Burglars Take Loot From Coleman Store Special to The Reporter COLEMAN. Dec. 16.-Merchan- dlse valued at was taken from the Gordon Hardware company here Sunday night, in Ooleman's first store burglary of several months. Entrance was made through a rear window from which a pane of glass was removed. The loot Included guns, knives and hardware. Sheriff Prank Mills Monday was investigating the burglary. Abilene mid cloudy to- nlRhl; Tuesday unsettled. Weat o! lOOUl merldlar Partly clcudy tonlRht and Tuaaday. Zftjt ol loolh meridian Partly cloudy, fropi on eaat eoaet and In central portion tonlRht; Tueaday, unsettled, vmrmcr In por- jn.il rnlr on weal roaal and In lloi loulf Temperatures Fun. Mon. p.m. a.m. 45 i 33 39 36 39 37 38 CLOUDY Dry ihormomeier Vtt Ifttrmnmslrr RclMlve humidity Hinrlac Sunset "P.M. T ag-
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