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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               DY gfoflene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI noN VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Mornjng Newt) NUMBER 163 Lindys Will Go To Llandaff, Wales Women Commissioned As Rangers In Gambling War GOLD LAW AGAIN IS ATTACKED Extortion Charge Against Milne Caleb Milne IV, (extreme right) heir lo a textile fortune, shown in custody of a federal agent at New York as he left the federal building after arraignment on a charge of attempted .extortion. The heir confessed his sn-called, hut sensational, kidnaping was an 'liborale hoax. (Associated Press Federal Court Bases Ad- verse Opinion On Tax Clause Round of. Revelries Are Slated to Announce Birth .of .1936 b, Dec. il act was oJJfji'f KANSAS CITY-, Mo. Tlie Guffey coal clared unconstitutional today by Judge Albert L. Reeves in federal .district court. Judge Reeves based his opinion chiefly upon the tax clause of the constitution, which, he said, did not authorize congress to Impos.; a 15 per cent tax on companies that de- cline to submit to the act. The Reeves decision was one of several given in federal courts on the Oulfey act. The most notable previous one was in District of Supreme Court At Last Term Upheld Policy Of Government WASHINGTON, Dec. fresh attack on the constitutionalit; of the act of congress abrogating clauses In contracts calling for pay- ment In gold was filed today with the supreme court. The appeal was presented by a Colombia concern, Companla de In- verslones Tnternacionales, which contended the law did not apply to international transactions between non-residents of the United states. .The action was brought against the Industrial Mortgage Bank of Finland hi an effort to recover S5.- 307 on securities Instead of the face value of The larger amount was asked on account of the cut in the dollar's gold weight to 59.06 per cent of the content at the time the investment was made. Denied In Sate Court New York state courts, from which the appeal was filed, denied the larger amount and awarded judg- ment for the smaller sum. The Colombia concern sought to recover the larger1 aftount on' threij first-jSlrtigiSe. Collateral 'Seven per cent-'slSklng fund Bold bonds of the Finland bant which were payable in United'States .gold coin "of the standard of weight and fineness .as 1C existed on July J, 1934." It con- tended the larger number of prca- ent-day dollars was necessary to represent.the same amount of gold as the original Investment. The supreme court, at its last term, upheld the right of the gov- ernment to bar payment of private bonds In gold. "Tile policy and purpose of the congress of the United States In en- Sec GOLD LAW. Page 9, Col. Z Beheads Victims A widespread search is being conducted in jungles 85 miles south of Manila for "Captain Kulas" Encallado, (below) Fili- pino bandit and leader of a gang which recently decapitated sev- eral kidnap victims. (Associated Frcss Hill SHOTS IT Escorting the old year out and new year in will be many Abl- lenians, participating in a round of revelries to announce the opening of 1936. Perhaps the most picturesque ot j the parties is the annus! celebm- n _ j j Wnndlll AfP Out tion at South First and Chestnut I HLreQ anQ ftre uu[ streets, Inaugurated in 1885 bj COLLIE ACTS AS GOVERNOR Four Lady Rangers and Escorts To Get Evi- dence Then Assist Raiding Party AUSTIN, Dec. L. G. Phares, acting director of the department of public safety, said todav four women em- County's Official Family To Go On Newjxdary Basis Taylor county's official family. In however, lor itudy of matters which know how or when our men will ap- pear or how they will be garbed. We Intend to stop 'big shot' gambling and that's all there is to it." The undercover agents, Fhares said, are provided expense Sec RANGERS, Pare 9, Col. 2 .late Police Chief John J. Clinton, j Only one member of the first watch party. Jinks McGee, will be at to- night's festivity but he will be Join- Of The State AUSTIN. Dec. Senator V. B. Collie of Eastland, president pro tempore of the senate, became A severe blow was dealt the national bituminous coal code today when the United States llstrlct court granted a lempor- [ry injunction restraining Its xation against Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Corp. and any other district 2 code member wishing to join as party plaint- iff. several "pioneers who became j acting governor of Texas at noon members of the New Year's band in later years. They include W. O. ShacWeford, O. A. Hale, T. A. Bled- Columbia supreme court, which held the wage and hour provisions un- constitutional but upheld consti- tutionality oE the price fixing and other provisions. Coercion Measure. The tax, the opinion said, was in- tended primarily as a measure of coercion. The opinion WHS issued In the ap- plication of six Missouri coal com- panies for an injunction to prevent .Dan M. Nee, collector Internal See LAW VOIDED, Page S, Col. 7 Oldest Soldier In U. S. Army Is Retired at 69 today In the absence from the state of Governor James V. Allred and Lieut-Gov. Walter F. Woodul. soe and others. Collie took over the governor's Annual ball of the Abilene club, i office on being advised at a. p. midnight matinee of "Tlie Mail j m. Uiat Woodul was about to cross Who Broke the Bank st i the statelinc at Orange en route to Carlo" at the Paramount theater. the Sugar Bowl football gair.e at Vatch parties at the churches and private affairs are among the events scheduled. Tomorrow, the city will begin the business of a new year. Only em- uloyes of the postoffice and the two banks, the Citizens National and Farmers Merchants, will take CHAIN STORES TAX KILL HITS UTILITIES CO.'S Community Gas Co., WTU Co. to Curtail Merch- andising' Activities The Texas chain store lax bill, passed by tlie last legislature and becoming effective January 13, will j cut heavily Into merchandising ac- tivities of utility companies, Includ- ing those operating in West Texas. Over its system the Community Natural Gas company will reduce its merchandizing stores to 39 In or der to come within the per store bracket provided In the law. Even under the curtailment the company will pay an annual state tax of for the privilege or merchandizing gas stoves and heat- in? if it had main- i tained the former number of stores I its ta.v, at per unit, wuuld have amounted to per year. Un- der the curtailment, 36 stores will be closed, and as manv more mer- chant dealers connections. Abilene Division The company operates Its West Texas and southern Oklahoma prop- crtles from Abilene, headquarters r.f I weather bureau, is for cloudy, with which no change occurred during the year of 1935, tomorrow will go on the new salary basis provided by senate bill No. 5, replacing the fee system In Texas. Effect of the new proggram on Taylor "county's finances cannot be determined until salaries of officers and their deputies and. assistants are set by tlie commissioners court. Earliest possible date for that set- ting in Taylor county will be Jonu- ary 13. next regular meeting time of ployes had been commissioned i the court. A special session of the as special rangers to aid the, court may be called before that time, drive against "bin shot" gamb- ling establishments. Names Withheld Phares declined to make public the names of the employes but said they were attached to the head- quarters staff. Each, he i said, had full police powers and carried nrms. Tlie lady rangers are accompan- ied to places suspected by R high- way patrolman or regular ranger dressed In civilian clothes. The cou- ple participates In the festivities of the establishment like any other pair out for an evening's entertain- ment. But when the raiding squad pre- sents Itself at a prearranged time the couple goes into action, hoM- Inf patrons and operators in the gambling room Will reinforcements arrive. PhEres asserted he would have of- ficers in every big time gambling establishment in Texas tonight and promised gambling would be at a minimum. "Every place in the slate wlil hp. he said. "Operators won't will come up at the regular session. Officers passing from the fee to the salary basis will be Miss Belle Wellborn, district clerk; W. P. Bounds, county clerk; John L. Camp, county Judge; Grady Parmelly, tax assessor-collector; Burl Wheeler, Eherlff; Esco Walter, county attor- uey; Roy Jailer, treasurer. Pre- tlnct of the peace rnd to remain under liie Ice system until otherwise or- dered by the court. Judge John L. Camp Tuesday declined to predict See OFFICIALS, Tage 9, Col. 3 holidays. The postofflce has an- nounced there will be no delivery of mall but that incoming letters will be worked Into boxes ana onLgouir mall will be dispatched, as usual. New Orleans. Governor Allred had left El Paso by plane for California and the Hose Bowl contest between Stan- ford and Southern MeUiociist uni- versities. Collie was the sixth person to serve as governor this year, the others being Allred, Mrs. Mlram A. Ferguson. Woodul and Senators Ken M. Recall and John S. Rcddltt Total Rainfall P V J ror Year Hiked To 29.42 Inches Italians Reinforce For Hard Campaign Ethiopians Charge That Invaders Slaughtered Ambulance Unit By the'Associated Press. Tlie ..alleged slaughter of i Swed- Islx-Etliloplah mnfulancc if'iit .of'SJ by Italian aerial bombs was report- ed to Addis Ababa today liv the high Ethiopian command on the southern African front. Has Bests Demtu, son-in-law of Emperor Halle Selassie, wirelessed his capital that n'.ne Swedes and 23 Ethiopians, making up the ambulance unit, had In an aer- BRIEF STOPS Abilenians En Route to J ij- V By SUff Correspondent, MIDLAND, Dec. Two hundred seventy Abltenians and Hadrln-Slm- mons university students and teach- ers sklmm'.'d westward across the West Texa-'i prairie today, bound for El PASO and the Sun Bowl football game tomorrow between Hardln- I Simmons and the New Meiilco Ag- Good crowds greeted tlie Abl- Precipitation of .13 of an inch, re- corded during the- 24-hour period closing at 7 a. m. today, brought tht yearly total to 29.42 inches as the f-lcrliig' hours of 1935 approached. Thrt Is 4.25 Inches above the normcl for the year of 25.17 Inches and more than double the cmounE re- ceived during last year, when only 13.41- inches were marked. Forecast for tonight and Wednes- day, Issued this morning by the its western division, under Superin- tendent M. L. Bird. In the Abilene territory Bird is ordering merchan- dizing stores closed In Colorado. Al- bany Balrd, strawn and Eastland, with 15 merchant dealers connec- tions additional. Stores to be retain- ed arc those in Abilene, Sweetwa- ter. Stamford, Seymour, Wichita Falls, Vernon. Electra and Cisco. Stocks from closed stores will be moved into "live" points. Tile chain store tax bill (house bill 18) was written by Rep. JESSE no material change in the tempera- ture. The .low this morning WP.S 3fl, the temperature at 7 o'clock, while mountains, the thermometer had risen to 42 drj- lal bombardment near Dolo, on tlie Ethiopian-Italian Sojnallland fron- tler- li'cnlans lit each stop made during In the north, the Italian Invaders [he the Beporter-News moved up reinforcements In antlcl- patlon of n long-rirawn-out cam- paign and It appeared the old year would go out to the crack of rifle fire. Ijlackshlrt Italy prepared for the most sober new celebration since the world war. The nation of the geographical boot twalted calmly the turn of the Sec WAK, Paffe 10. Col. I, Pjfoteciion Ashed For Missionaries PEIPING, China, Dec. The United States embassy request- ed the Chinese foreign office today to provide full protection for nine American missionaries, reported menaced by a sudden Incursion of a communl.st army into Hon- an province. The situation was described as tense, with a bandit Advance fore- Sun Boivl special train. First stop was at Sweetwater where Bob Armstrong and his municipal band greeted the trippers at the depot. Led by the Cowboy band the group paraded through the b-aslness dis- trict, pausing for a brief concert. Congressman George Malion and J. H. Greene, chamber of commerce manager, turned out with several hundred people to welcome the vis- itors to Colorado. The fifteen-min- ute stops were being stretched to minutes. Traveling at better than a mile a. minute clip, however, the train was arriving ex- actly on time at each slop. One hundred ten representatives of Abilene business concerns aug- ment ICC students and Hardin- Slmmmis (acuity members to make up the passenger list. The largest, turnout was at Big Sprlns iieve'ral hundred greet- ed the The delegation paused forty minutes at Midland for limcli get-together Question of How Long They Will Stay Is Un- settled; Temporary Sailors Declare (Copyright. 1935, Associated Tress) LIVERPOOL, Dec. Lindberghs, Charles, Anne and Jon, reached British shores day to itay, a family spokesman said, "for some time" in peace- ful Wales, seeking privacyauB security for their second son. Rest In Liverpool. While the famous little laniily rested In the seclusion of a Llver- pool hotel following their arrival from the United Stales, a member of the J. L. Morgan family in Llan- daff, Wales, disclosed the Lihd- nerghs will be guests at the Morgan home. Tlie Morgan spokesman said the family understood the Lindberghs were seeking some dejrree of privacy n England, fearful lest Jon meet trie same fain as befell their lint son, Charles A. Lindbergh. Jr., kld- naperi and murdered In 1932. J. L. Morgan, at whose home the Lindberghs, reside. Is tht father of .Aubrty Nell Morgan, widowec1 lusband of Mrs. Lindbergh's sister, .be former Elisabeth Morrow. Tlie Morgan family expects Lindberghs to arrive at i tonight or tomorrow from Liverpool and to stay theye "for some It Effliftslo'determine whether ''te? will establish a permanent or to loam tho exact length of their British stay were unavailing. Ool. Lindbergh, the MorBan spckesman said, probably will make no public statement until, h? has time to survey Ihrs situation. Members of the crev of lfce Amer- ican Importer, on which IJnrJ- tcrghs arrived this noon, said they See LINDBERGHS, S, Col S Committee Will Resume Probe of East Texas Field AUSTIN, Dec. Joe Hill of Henderson said today senate committee wouW resume in- vestigations In tho East Texas oil field at Kllgore Jnn 2. He planned to question Capt. E. N. Stanley, chief otlkxr In East Texas for the railroad com- mission, and 0. A. Sadler, who formerly were members of an neerlng firm. Stanley and (jaijler recently testi- fied before HLM, sitting as a commlttw of the general comrnl'-es. Fair Weather For Rose Bowl Game grees by 10 o'clock. See COLME, Page 9, Col. 2 Sec BILL, Faffe 9, Col. 7 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. thrust back, Look At Indices Of Business New Deal's Reply To Critics chill pulled in. and hiding Ihe emotion that was his, Sergeant John Hoover, the oldest soldier In the United States army In point of service, was retired at Fort Benjamin Harrison ficrday. dying In looks I'.ls 69 years and hardships of 32 years of the tropics, the trenches, and two wafs, the veteran stood proudly at at- tention as the formnl order muster- ing him out was rend. Then, standing on stand surrounded by ,he reviewing the highest commissioned officers nt the posv, the old soldier watched the ent're llth Infantry pass before him In tribute to Ills tcrvlce, WASHINGTON, Dec. The major strategy of new dealers Jin replying to their critics In the 1936 campaign will be to say, In cf feet: "Take a look at the Indices of business and employment.'' This was made plain by Post- master General Farley last nleht In a radio speech In which he said: "The constantly rising tide of prosperity is the answer to all the attacks on the Roosevelt adminis- tration. The contrast between the state of the nation today and what It was on the advent of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the White House Is all the retort required lo the sprawling barrage that Is proceeding from tlie republican national committee nnd being paid for by the special Inttr- ejsts Ui.at ate teeklog the reuinj ot the system so emphatically repudi- ated by the people In 1932." Farley was one of several demo- crats who made pronouncements bearing on 1936, while their foes listened and prepared counter at- tacks. Other political developments: 1. Politicians here wondered (f the action of former Governor Jos- eph B. Ely of Massachusetts. In pledging support to Alfred IS. Smith In case he run for the democratic presidential nomination, meant that Smith will lead a drive ngalnst the Roosevelt administration. 2. Rep. Hamilton Pish, Jr., CU- NY) arranged to make a speech at Canton, Ohio, Jnn, 28. While In Ohio it will advocate Senator Borah of Idaho as the choice for republican piesideutUl nominee. BoraU dls-, closed yesterday he had authorized t.'.irec Cleveland men to his name In the Ohio presidential pri- maries May 12. 3. Governor Talmadge of Georgia said "rock-ribbed, Jaffersonlan democrats1' of the south will speed their campaign "to defeat the re- nomlnatlon of President Roosevelt." 4. A report that there Is "Intcresl everywhere go" In Governor All Todd Grand Jury Recalls De Cicco LOS ANGELES, Dec. IDPI Thelma Todd's former husijar.d, Psaquele De Clcco, must appear I again before a grand jury investlgnt- ing i'ltK 'r-is-V death, Foreman I Rochester disclosed De Clcco, who testified before the Jury last Friday, will be asked "cer- j tain question: about his Rochester said. He refused to dis- close the nature of the questions. When the actor's agent appeared before the Jury the first time, dep- uty district. attorneys dismissed his testimony as adding nothing to the investigation. The jury still was seeking "im-l portant developments" which mlcht warrant continuing the Inquiry but; Indications were that the entire hearing would be dropped In a day or two :f "tangible conclusions" are not reached. Ing some missionaries to flae to the Midland cll.lz-.'iM by flanxjn, newspaper publisher. wltll Paul M. London of can presidential as a republi- possibility was brought to the cc.pltal by Represen- tative Hope (H-lCan.) Farley, in hla speech last night, predicted that neither Borah nor Three Children Burned to OOVINOTON, Va., Dec. Three of them a two- day-old bumud to acrly today in a fire which swept throiiRh a large Irame dwelling oc- cuplcd by srvoral families. Otl-.cre Herbert, Hoover would be the rcpub-1 escaped bv leiiplnR from llcan nominee. said the olrl The dead, all children guard "can't cct. the nomination for j Hoover and dnrc not accept Scnn- lor Borah." The dead, all children of Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence Lacks are: William 12, and Lawrence 7, and their ba- by sister. THIS IS OFFICE UNTIL MIDMGHT (TONIGHT) Bonl let Ihls last minute opportunity pass TO SAVE MON- EY ON TOUR City subscribers may phone mi THIS EVENING OE TO- NIGHT and we irlll simd lor jour check. Or you can drop It In the mail BEFORE MIDNIGHT. The Abilene Daily Reporter Or The Abilene Morning News BOTH PAPERS, ONE YEAP. SL'SW.ii'S. BY CITY CARRIER OR MAIL................... IRcjTilar rite In AbilrnE Sl.OS pet vntmlli) EITHER PAPEH, ONE TEAR, BY CITY CAJIRIER. INCLUDING SUNDAYS.............. (Regular rale GOc per moiiiii) r r LOS ANGELEF Dec. 31 Fair for football, is in fcr iti'j New Year's Day Res; Bowl game, the i weather burtau .said today. L. Daliijerfleld pronounced welcome words fat some 85.000 per- sons who have tickets for the Stan- ford-Southern Methodist contest when lie said: "The.weathci1 will be fair ionight tomorrow. The- R'il] 'Dfi seasonable, with change. Then; will b? gentle to mod.erate winds, mostly from the interlcr." Thue rales elftctivc In Abilene and in other Wr'it Touts (owns where paperi arc handled by carrier or BARGAIN RATES BY CITY CnilRIER (N ABILENE MOT GOOI7 AFTER TONJfiHT, DEC. 31, l'J3S. Bargain Rate By Mail EITHER PAPEfi. BY ONE YEAR, INCLUDING SUNDAYS.......... (Effective In Zones 1 and o-cr 200 miles from Ablltne require 15c per month rxln pcslajci.____ and Ind y. i Weil oC lOO'.h meridian Purily lonlgtu and Wednesday; Irs north porMona Wed- nesday. or meridian Cloudy, prnhably In northeast portion lonlKtu; cloudy. Rnlnrail (or SI 'nours ending 7 ft, in. .13 fncnea. .HaliifBll Mnco af 20.12 nalnf'lll for perlcd 13.il Inrnea. rnlnlM1 for Ilii: year 2J.J7 Inch- TUCF. a.m. <7 31 10 41 13 Noon Blinr' CLOUCV inr-TTnomtter i rtelltlvi hilTiiulty I.T ISKj   

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