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   Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 30, 1936, Abilene, Texas                                ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS Volume 10 Mrs. Kaufman Perturbed With Hubby Very much perturbed, Mrs. George Kaufman b shown u she wis greeted at New York on her return from Europe by Her playwright husband, whose name figured prominently In the Mary Astir case. Her only comment was: "The Blory Is dead, please forget II." (Associated Press Photo) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1936-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 51 SCORES WOUNDED AS REDELS OMB MADRID FROM PLANE Oppose Abandonment Butler Extortion Suspect Denies Crime In Interview 01 HIT ITSELF; IS Courtmartialed Lieut WHlUm A. Moffett, Jr., an at the Washington naval station and son of (be late Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, was Courtmartialed by the nary, charged with losing confidential documents from the files. (Associated Press Photo) Business Leaders Here And in Other Points Served By Hail Decision NEGRO CLEARS ASSAULT CASE FORT WORTH, Aug. 13- year old negro arrested In Temple confessed today, officers said, that he attacked and stabbed Mrs. Desky Poster, 60, near Ten-Mile bridge here Thursday afternoon. The youth, Sherman Derrick, Jr., charged in Hal Hughes' c.. Jrt here. He was Identified by Mrs. Poster. City Detective ..C. D. Bush and Deputy Sheriff E. C. Watson of jthis city, arrested the youth at the of an uncle in Temple about 3 p. m. today and started back to Port Worth with him Immediately. The officers said the negro told them he tried to kill Mrs. Poster "but the knife was too and then tried to gouge her eyes out. They said he related In detail how he bound her and attacked her five times in a ravine near her tent home in the Ticinlty of Ten- Mile bridge. He said he had been BAf READ IT EVERY DAY 4% WHIRLSGlG A discussion of cveiita and pcr- wnalilics in the news, world and national, by a group of fearless and informed newspaper men of Washington and New York. "WhirllslK" will be published ni a news frulure. Opinions riure.isrd arc Ihow of (tie writers conlrmuMng to the rolcmn. and should not be initrprvlrd tlnc the editorial pvllcy at Ikl, fishing1 in Trinity river near the spot. Mrs. Foster Is in the City-Coun- ty hospital in a serious condition from shock and the stab wounds. She was slashed on the neck, shoulder and face and her e3res were badly -.Used. Another suspect, arrested Friday night by Sheriff A. B. Carter, is being held m an unannounced jail "The -youth was arrested on In- formation here by City Detectives Joe Defee and Bush. They said they learned a negro woman and her sons had been fishing in the vicinity of the Foster tent home and that one of the boys had been ab- sent from the fishing party for a time Thursday afternoon. Upon the strength of this In- formation Bush and Deputy Sheriff Watson drove to Temple and so- licited the aid of Bell county of- ficers. HUIESTUS rcll By JAiWES McMULUN NEW YORK, Aug. odds in New York shifted abruptly last week from 8 to 5 on Roosevelt to 2 to 1. The shift reflects accurate- ly a change in the sentiment of anti-New Deal chiefs. Pour factors combined to account for their sud- den surge of pessimism. 1. The striking victories of New Ijpeal S-'nators Pat Harrison and '.Jim Byrnes in Mississippi and South Carolina primaries. The un- expectedly sweeping nature of these triumphs implied an emphatic en- dorsement of the administration in states where substantial disaffection at the polk had been forecast. This indication of a "hidden vote" for Roosevelt is most disturbing. 2. Carter Glass' forceful reasser- tlon that he Is for Roosevelt and his contemptuous denial of reports that Virginia would go Republican G.O.P. leaders had counted on Glass' discontent with the New Deal to make him at least a passive (and valuable) ally. 3. Reports that FDR is planning peace chats with the big shots of the world If because the gesture means anything, but because it affords renewed and discouraging evidence that Mr. Roosevelt has a keen sense of popu- See WHIRLIGIG, Pj. T, Col. 5 Find Body Marked Ry Question Mark Railroads Balk Efforts For Lower Rates on Feed and Stock TOPEKA, new effort to obtain Joint railroad freight reductions for parched Kansas acres was charted by Gov. Alt M. Lan. don today as time neared for his drouth conference with President Roosevelt. The republican candidate told newsmen thnt western railroads have "turned us down twice'1 on re- quests that emergency freight cuts on feed and cattle shipments In the drouth area be made is, effective on shipments moving over more than one line. The nominee said he wns advised formally today, in a telegram from Marvin Mclntyre, secretary to Mr. Roosevelt, of a two-day delay In the Des Moines drouth conference called by his presidential opponent. Be- cause of the death of Secretary Dern, the meeting was moved for- ward from September 1 to Septem- ber 3. Governors of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma were Invited to the meeting and Landon has said he would attend. Landon explained to reporters that while the various carriers had made effective emergency freight rates for drouth shipments, there was no Joint schedule so that Uie cut rates would apply to feed ship- ments moving over two roads. Landon said that "on the the Kansas drouth situation was better than In 1934. Abandonment of its line be- tween Abilene and Hamlin via Anson, sought by the Abilene and Southern (Texas Pacific) Railway company in an appli- cation filed last spring, will be denied by the interstate com- merce commission if recom- mendation of its examiner is followed. Examiner's Report Washington dispatces said the ex- aminer Saturday recommended that the A S. be denied permission to abandon 17.4 miles of line between Hamlin and Anson and also recom- mended the line be denied permis- sion to abandon operation, under trackage rights, over the Abilene and Northern railway between An- son and Abilene, a total of 246 miles. The examiner's decision was re- ceived with much relief and satis- faction by business men of Hamlin, Anson and Abilene. The'- AbDene chamber of commerce joined the two neighboring towns in opposing the railroad's move In the ICC examiner's hearing, conducted by H. R. Molster, in the federal court- room here May 1 and 2, this year. T. N. local C. of C. manager, said upon learning of the examiner's report, that he felt the efforts of the attorneys for the pro- testants, including County Judge Omar Burleson of Jones county. Assistant Attorney General Sam Lane and of E. R. Tanner, El Paso, :rafiic manager for the West Texas Chamber of Commerce was largely responsible for this victory In the first stage of the case. Joe T. Stead- ham. Port Worth, appeared in op- position as representative of the four Railroad Brotherhoods. Attorneys for the railroad are G. O. Bateman and M. E. Clinton. Protestanl Bases The towns affected directly op- posed the application upon two principal bases- that operation should be continued from the broad standpoint of public convenience and necessity, and that to abandon the line would greatly increase ship- Dy The Aasoclated PrciH CISCO, Aug. MaJian, :harged with attempted extortion from Sarr.uel Butler, wealthy oil man and brother of Gen. Smedley Butler, in an Interview tonight de- nied any knowledge of the crime. Mahan, an ex-ctnylct, was ac- cused by federal agents at Abilene of attempting to extort from Butler by threatening to harm hif children. Interviewed in his cell at the Cis- co Jail, Mahan asserted he was a "victim of adding: "I wonder how I came to get charged with what they have me charged for? I guess I will knowj some day. I have done lots of things to get in Jail for, but I did not do what they have me for this time." First Clue Meanwhile, the Cisco Dally Press said It had learned of the first clue which led to Mahan's arrest. The Dally Press said J. C. King, Missouri Kansas Texas railway agent, told how a man he Identi- fied as Mahan refused medical aid August 8 the day after the extor- tion attempt, after being brought to him by an engine crew. King said the man told him he wag In- jured when a train struck the gate of a cattle pen, hurting his leg while he slept on a platform. King said the man signed a state- ment absolving the company from further claim, and added that his suspicions were aroused when it oc- curred to him the wounds seemed older than the man said. He said he recalled the man who fled from a trap set by federal and state of- ficers at the scene of the attempted extortion had run Into a fence. Malmn tonight admitted that he had been hurt In a. railroad accident and said he had (riven a false name. He blamed his arrest on those cir- cumstances. "Somewhere I have heard It said that truth will come he said. "If that Is true, I.do not have any- thing to worry about. I would hate SM SUSPECT, Tf. 10, 7 Widow of Breck Walkei Seeks on Note n? Thf> AMoclalpd Pren FORT WORTH, Aug. A 000 suit for debt was filed here to- day against Ernest O. Thompson state railroad commissioner, by Mrs Alice widow of B.- (Breck) Walker, Breckenridge cat tleman and financier. She claims that on June 15, 1926 Thompson executed and deliverer: promissory note for t  ded for collection fees. The petition states that or July 12, 1932, an agreement was reached between Thompson am Mrs Walker, acting as executrix for her late husband's estate, ex- tending the time of payment until Sept. 1 of that year. Mrs. Walker claims that the note is still unpaid sa're for paid on Oct. 9, 1926. She is asking: the to cover principal, interest and attor- ney fees, the petition states. It was filed In sixty-seventh district court, Elderly Men Face Attack Complaints See fg. 10, Col. 6 Vet Faces Drunk Driving Complaint Hv Thr AsfnflnttA GILMEB, Aug. 29. The traffic death Thursday of T. L. Thompson, 65, at Big Sandy brought charges of driving while Intoxicated today against Thomas D. Hilbert, New Orleans disabled war veteran. County Attorney M. G. Mell paid he would take the case before the grand jury Sept. 14. and If Hilbert was indicted would pursue the prosecution further In Thompson's death. Justice LJ. G. Baird wt bond at 51.500. Mell alleged Hubert's car jumped a curb and crushed Thompson gainst, a church wall, Inflict.ng fatal injuries. Dem Chiefs Plan For State Parley Ilr AflBOTlnipd PTTM AUSTIN. Aug. 29. leaders today laid plans to give the National party campaign a rousing scndoff at the state convention in Fort Worth Sept. 8. While others worked on the con- vention program, expected to extend over two days, Roy Miller of Corpus Christi. director of organization and finance, called a meeting of the Roosevelt-Garner Texas campaign committee for the same date. MUIer said the committee would consider means of-raising Texas' quota of for the national democratic war-chest. Maybe The Trail! Is Thick, But Thi Yarn Sounds Thi ny Thf AncnclBlci. Frrss ESTES PARK, Colo., Aug-. 29. Iho lady in riding togs lo the cowboy at the livery stable: "Have you a. nice gentle "Yes ma'am, and what kind of a saddle would you like? Eng- lish or the differ- "The western saddle has honi on it." "A horn? Well, If the traffic Is BO bad around these moun- tains that I need a horn on my saddle, I won't go riding-." Pioneer Business Ma And Civic Leader to Be Buried Today GLADEWATER MAN KILLED Bv The PrrM MINEOLA. Aug. Hill Parker. 4G. of Gladewatfir. was in- stantly killed near here late this afternoon when the car in which he was driving fllone swerved from the road and over'.urned. HOPKINS CUTS WPA ESTIMATE SHARPLY LOWER AFTER RAINS Average Daily Increase of Applicants in Drouth Sector Drops From to 2.500 Director Reveals n? Vnlffil Firm MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. AUff. body or nn attractive 20-year-old s taken to Wichita Pulls and Jailed. They are L. D. Law, 13. cafe own- er, aiid J. M. Darter, 62, a lock- smith. Earlier this week officers charged ienr.1 nn automobile stop near the shed curly today. The car wns driven away niter ft live minute Interval, they reported. rhc body, clnrt In s pink Ince dress, wns found on an old mattress. George Lcnr, 60, n WPA worker, with, assault on a 10-ycar-olrt girl. CHICAGO, A u B. 29. Recent widespread rains in drouth Works Progress Adminis- trator Harry L. Hopkins reported, as high us "a nickel ft have cut squarely In two tlie de- mand for relief Jobs. His headquarters here announced today that a total of drouth farmers were on WPA Jobs but took nn optimistic view of the fu- ture. "Ten days Hopkins said In n statement released by the WPA office, 5.000 drouth victims ft day were belnc added to WPA payrolls, taxing Iho organization's Job giv- ing machinery to capacity. "Today the average dally Increase had dropped to less than for the entire area." Twelve middle western and south- western sUtcs and Kentucky are embraced III the territory. While most of the farmers In the region now being aided "will have to be taken care of over the Hopkins added: "if favor- able weather conditions continue. It Is highly probable that not wrc thnn to additional formers will need aid. 'This would mean a substantial reduction from original estimates made when drouth destitution wns mounting r.t such dizzy pact." Mack L Wyatt, retired Abilen business man, civic leader an churchman, died last night at a ]o cal hospital, where he had bee under treatment for seven month: He would have been 70 years ol on December 30. Mr. Wyatt had been in ill healt: 'or more than two years and har spent much of the time In the hos pltal. On August 12 he underwen urgery and two weeks later com illcations arose. Since that tinr ils condition had been critical. Tile funeral service will be heh rom the First Baptist church this fternoon at 5 o'clock. The pastor Dr. M. A. Jenkens, will be assisted y the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart, Epis- opal rector; Dr. T. S. Knox. pas- OT of the First Presbyterian church nd the Rev Ira Parrack, pastor of he Baptist church at Chlllicothe. The body will be at Laughter Pu- eral home from 3 to 5 o'clock this ftemoon and may be viewed there by friends. The casket will remain unopened at the church Bom In Alabama Mr. Wyatt was born December 30 1866, In Marion, Alabr.ma. a son of L. A. and Mary Ann Wyatt. He was married to Mis? Pcria Hudson, Oct- ober 30. 1890 in Alabama. The couple moved to Belton. Texas, in 1891, Mr. Wyatt then being a trav- eling salesman for a wholesale gio- cery company. a few years residence in Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt return- ed to Alabama and Mrs. Wyatt died at Birmingham In January, 1901. Returning to Texas in 1908, Mr Wyatt became one of the founders of the Bell, Thompson and Wyatt frocery company at San Angelo. where he lived until 1912. In that year the San Anfjelo firm was merged with the H. O. Wootcn Gro- cer company, and Mr. Wy.iit came to Abilene as a partner In the Woot- en company. Selling his Interests in this firm In 1019. he became presi- dent of the Texas Mill Elevator company, p. iwslllon which he held until IM health forced his retire- ment. For several years he served as art active deacon of (he First Bap- tist church, a member of Uie board of trustees of Hardln-slmmons uni- versity and a trustee of Die Hcn- drlck Memorial hoslptal. Second marriage of Mr. Wyatt occurred December 22. 1917. to Miss Prutlie Herring, In Dallas. She died Sta DEATH. Ff. S, CoL i F M. MRS W Former Reiterates 'Need To Spend Money to Save Money' By The Associated rrenl PIERRE, 6. D-, Aug. a quick look at government work-re- lief projects and surrounding farm land scorched brown by arid weeks. President Roosevelt ended here to- day .the second phase of his per- sonal survey of drouth damage in the midwest. In conferences aboard Ills special train he talked over drouth con- ditions and drouth relief with Gov- ernors Berry of South Dakota and Miller of Wyoming, then continued westward for a leisurely Sunday at Rapid City and In South Dakota's Black hills. The objective of the conferences, the president said, was to Insure continued federal-state cooperation in the long-range approach to the drouth problem. Again in an extemporaneous talk here to a cheering crowd around the rear platform of his train, Mr. Roosevelt reiterated the necessity for cooperation in solving drouth trou- bles and for spending money to save money, if need be. The president repeated that "on he long range program the prin- Dal thing Is better land use." Then, stressing need for cooperation between local, county, state and fed- eral governments, he added: "Unless we do It we may lose a very large Investment, not only of money but human beings. "If It costs to save I think it Is worthwhile." Attacking Plane Speed Away as Governmen Ships Zoom Aloft t Battle West Texan Killed In Road Mishap WICHITA FALLS, Aug. er G. Jones, an employe of a foun- ry here, was fatfllly Injured shortly tier 5 o'cjock this afternoon when Is car overturned three times BS e was traveling from Wichita Falls owards Henrietta. The accldcn: oc- urred about five miles east of here. He died of a frncturcd skull about ne hour after the wreck. Officers said Lhp rnr ovmurned pparenlly after it hud swerved to IP right nnd in the MpposHe dlrcc- on. DISCOUNT SEARCH THEORY PARIS, Aug. officers might discounted a theory that es- apcd ArkaiisB-i convicts stole a from a grocer here last night r The car was found near Sul- hur Springs. (By The Associated Press) MADRID, Aug. lay wounded In Madrid tonig. after a rebel airplane ha bombed the city proper for t) first time. The number of casualties tt night still was unestimated b government officials who sa: physical damage to the city ha been only slight. Windows Smashed Hundreds of windows Includln one in the Associated Press burea shattered as the detonation shor.k several Important govemmen buildings. The rebel airmen had conducte raids in the vicinity of Madri three times previously but today bombardment was the first in. whlc had actually exploded on Madrl streets. Another rebel plane flew firs over the city at a tremendoi height, then poised and dived. It flattened out of Its power dlv when but a few hundred feet u and loosed its cargo of projectiles. Strollers on Madrlds streets fie in confusion for undergroun shelter as the bombs exploded Ir the garden of the war ministry. Gaping holes were ripped in th ground and windows In the ban of Spain, the riostofflce and othe buildings were shattered. Government planes soared up to challenge the attack Ing plane, which sped to safety. Loyalists Target The government planes, as if ex peeling another air raid, circled th city In wide arcs tonight, on lookout for aerial enemies. Several excited citizens mistook the government planes lor rebels and potted away at them with rifles until told of their mistake. As comparative calm returned to the debris-strewn streets, the firs Soviet ambassador to Spain pre- sented his credentials at the Presi- dential Palace. Speeches were made stressing desires for closer relations between the "Liberal" governments ol the two nations. Government officials announced additional victories throughout the day. In the province of Cordoba, they said, 300 peasants armed with only six rifles and a few shotguns had driven off a force of 400 rebels. Rebel forces near Montilla, it was announced, broke and scattered when government planes roared overhead. The rebels, the govern- ment said, were carting off their dead In truckloads after this en- counter. Government Guns Shell Rebel Force at Irun IKUN. Spain, Aug. ment artillery opened a new bom- bardment of rebel positions tonight as the battle for possession of this city reached a critical stage. Port Guadalupe cannon and other loyalist artillery shelled the Insur- gents' vanguard at the foot of Mount Can Marcial. Ammunition running low, See REVOLT, Pg. 10, Col. 6 Expulsion of Trotzky Is Demand to Norway In "Formal Note MOSCOW, Aug. Soviet fovemment, demanding the expul- sion of Leon Trotzky from Nor- way, started tonight to clean Its own house of counter-revolution- aries. Director Tabakoff of the Megnezit 'actory in Chelyabinsk was arrested and thrown out or the party. His former assistant. E. Dreltzler, was one of those executed as an anti- communist plotter. Manager Amogebelll of the State Dramatic theater resigned. He, with, he playwright Aflnogeneff and the ormer editor, Gronsky, of the gov- imment newspaper In Moscow, Iz- resila, were recently accused of hav- ng known the schemes ol B. Pickei, nother of those executed, without eporting them. Pickei was once the manager of the Kamerny theater, one of the est known In Moscow. The Writers union also Is under ovemment suspicion because it did ot throw Pickei out until alter the Jlal began. Arrests have been made of some f the staff of the Pedagogical In- rltute at Leningrad and some em- loyes of the department of edu- ation. The teachers college was aid to have been a hotbed of Trot- kylst activities. Russia's petition to Norway to anlsh Trolzky, one-time commls- ar of war in the Soviet, charged e had engaged in terroristic acti- ,ties against the U.S.S.R. Beer Rejected in Peacock Precinct PEACOCK, Aug. 29. nct 5 of Stonewall county today ted to retain its dry status, re- cting in a special election a, pro- isal to legalize sale of beer. The 'acock box voted 147 to 43 against er. The other box. Wright's hapel. unreported here tonight, uld not change the result with its 73 votes. The Weather AHM.FNK ANO Vnielllrd inrtay and Monday. H'KST TKX Partly rloarfy. inwrrs In II lo Orruide vnJlry Mind ay and onflnv; n-nmirr In fhn Panhnndlr. KAST Innrlllrd hnndny uid urnffrrrd nhnnrri In noulh por- WAR'WON'T LAST VERY LONG' PREDICT REBEL COMMANDERS Fascist Army to Make Final Decision on Restoration of Monarchy General Cabanellas Tells Correspondent as I mid trt nonlipuiiL mirt rnsl nlndi Sunday and Monday V'KW Frobably orra.loniil irlrrstorni" Mmdoy nnd Monday; nnrm- lorlh nni] raM portion Sunday, anjtr of trniprmurt ytRlrrriuv: K. Horn 7.1 I P. M 91 ii ...........in i] I'rldny mlrlnleht 'S: Snlurrtiiy IKMI nnd Jour.K in. if.lrrdnj, fl3 and 72, >r ncn 811 nnri US, ilhni-1 yMlrnlny lUnrl w Sj iiuiKl todny Edllor's Volr: Robtrt B. Parker. Jr., of nsked the Parlii llurtnu of the As.nwlalrrj Pirno. has Iwn with the rebel high mm- In the Ihn outset nl hoitlllllf s. follniilnjr he rrporta rxrlu.ilvr In- Irrvltu- tallh On Kmlllo Mola Grn. Mlirurl CnbruifUrxn, rebtl on Inrlr plans for Spain. By ROBERT B. PARKER, JR. Copyright, 18.16, Bj Thr Aflsoelntfil rrfss WITH REBEL ARMY, BURGOS, SPAIN, Aug. generals of trie fuscisL rebel high commnnd to- day told this correspondent the war "wouldn't Iftst very and ihen when it was the re'oels would be placed under a unified, central govern- ment. "Do you intend to restore the .Qen, Cabanellaa waa 'You may be sure that the armies of the Spanish patriots which will have reconquered Spain wliJ maka the final decision. We foresee pleb- iscite." Q. How lonff do you thing the war will A. (by Gen. Mole.) "Not very long. It has only lasted RS long as It has because a largo port of the population Jn government territory }s Jgnornnt of the rebel situation." Q. "What plans hnvc you for Iho new Spanish A. (Cabnnellas) "Spnln will be governed In A fashion which will Sec SPAIN, Pf. W, CfcL X   

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