Abilene Morning Reporter (Newspaper) - January 4, 1925, Abilene, Texas |r Viscount C Wtd Robert C •tttuted the fir* ■on Foundation (left) Viscount The Abilene Morning rUIX ASSOCIATED NSH XETOX! BT UUU) WUU XXV! ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY, JANUARY 4,1 §25—FORTY PAGES NUMBER IM WILL SEEK TO PASS POSTAL BILL AT ^NEWS IN PICTURES Uncle Sam's Latest Fighter P ROG IRC MIY B ClTUSNt OF ABILENE J, S. S. V-l, Uncle Ram’* latest and lnrgo«r( submarine has launched at the Portsmouth (N. H.) Navy lard, where It The U. Just been Is shown taking its Initial trip* London's Beauty Queen Woody ow Wilson'Foundation Medal sass ♦t ♦t ft c ♦♦ H ♦♦ M U. S. Is Awaiting Further Word From France CASE OF FARMER NEXT STEP HINGES ROGER W. BABSON SEES SITUATION BEST SINCE THE YEAR 1919. THIS YEAR BETTER STILL Farmer Has Almost a Billion Dollars 1Wore to Spend Thfe Year Than Last He Shows. GUY w. McGA HTY Guy W. McCarty, manager of the McCarty Mattress Factory, was born October 27, 1881, In Lancaster. Ile came to Abilene with his family In 1907 and attended Simmons College 2 years. He was for 13 year* with the McCarty Furniture Company and ha* been manager of the factory for 15 years. Mr. McCarty was married In 1916. lie has a 16-month-old son. Guy, Jr., who Is the youngest member of the Chamber of Comnierce In the United State*, according to Mr. McCarty. Mr. McCarty is a director of the Abilene State Bank. He belongs to the First Baptist Church and la vice president of the Victory Bible Class. He Is a director of the West Texas Fair, a Mason, an Elk and vie* president of th* Lion* Club. FRENCH ITE (RE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES THROWN INTO A BIG DEMONSTRATION BABSON PARK, Mas*., Jan. 8. —"What was the most significant development of 1924 so far as business Is concerned?” The question, put today to Roger W. Babson, tho statistician, brought an Immediate answer outlining the recovery of the farmer and the effect this recovery may have on business during 1926. "The year 1924 marked a decided change In the position of the American farmer,*" says Mr. Babson. "As we enter 1 925 ho la barter off than he has been at. Nay time since 1919. Two mat a factors have contributed to this Improvement; first and foremost has been the rapid and substantial recovery in the price that he receives for his product* and second, the trend of those non-acrieultural commodities which he buys harf been downward. "The year’s corn crop totalled 2,-436.OO,Olio bushels— a decided decrease from the 1023 crop. and it Is also substantially under the average output. However, the tremendous Jump In prices which amounted to over 60 per cent from the low of this year more than offsets the decline In production, and as a result, this year’s crop Is estimated to be worth 8 per cent more than last year, respective valuation figures being 12,405,488,000 and 12,217,229,000. •The wheat crop was not only substantially greater in volume than the 1923 crop, but the price that the farmer received wa* 41 per cent higher. Hence, It is estimated that this year's wheat crop is worth 54 per cent more than last By the Associated Press. PARR 5 . Jan. 3.—Although tho memorandum of Finance Minister Hlementel concerning the funding of the French debt to th© United States is considered by the gov-eminent as entirely unbinding, unofficial and a personal statement of French public opinion, It his nevertheless, In the view of political leaders posed the question of French war debts In such a way that negotiations must continue. The suggestion of Mr. Clementel handed to Herrick In the form of a memorandum. It Is not indicated in well Informed, although unofficial French sources, probably a re Insufficient to form the basis of a serious conversation. The American ambassador In holding up the** suggestions pending further per* sonal talks with French official*. It is even thought in political circles that they may never be cabled to Washington in their present form. It la recognized by the French press, however, that contact between the French minister of finance and America’* representative In Paris has set moving the question of funding war debts and It is f«tt that something must come out of It. COOLIDGE IS SAID TO BE IN FAVOR OF MEASURE AS IS REPORTED BY COMMITTEE SEVERAL DIE IN RIOTS, Reports From Various Parts of Italy Show Many Uprisings By Different Forces of the Nation UUP IS BIG CUSTOMER Washington Awaits Word. WASHINGTON. D. CL. Jan. 3.— The French suggestion regarding payment cf the war dent of France to the United States still was awaited anxiously tonight by the Washington government. So answer to Secretary Hughes' cablegram requesting Ambassador Herrick to forward the text of the (■’ontlnued on page 9, column 3) NET EARNINGS OF RESERVE BKS LESS By the Associated Tress. ROME. Jan. I.—Premier Mussolini demonstrated In the chamber of deputies today that he has In no wise lost his magnetic pow©* of stirring the Imagination of his audience. Assuming the confident fighting attitude of the palmy first days of fascism, he staged a dramatic scene which threw the chamber Into Volleys of applause. So great was the enthusiasm that at the conclusion of his spcfch the fascist deputies shouted, .lumped over benches af d embraced one another. , . . He made a profound Impression by his declaration that the situation would be cleared up within ■IS hours and that the government bad the strength to destroy til* Aventine opposition—those deputies who have refused to participate In the work of parliament. There were many conjectures tonight ne to Just what the premier meant by this declaration. In the course of his speech In the chamber. Mussolini to*k upon himself the political, moral and hysterical responsibility for what the fascist! havo done. Hi* newspaper, Popolo d'ltalla, which alone comment* tonight on his speech, says that Mussolini ha* emphasised anew the sanction of the revolu- CHECK OF ’ EXPENDITURES SHOW MORE THAN ONE MILLION SPENT. WASHINGTON. Jan. J —Fuillr.s to obtain Immediate senate action t day on the administration mea? •ire to increase postal salaries* and rales, Senator Moses, republica* New Hampshire, in chaise of the bill, gave notice that he would press^ for action Monday before there I* opportunity for consideration of President Coolidge*© veto of the salary bill passed last session. With many senators favoring * straight out test first on the executives veto, some leaders . were doubtful that the majority required to bring up the new administration measure could be ©htained. When Senator Moses, after explaining In detail the provision* for rate increases, asked unanimous consent today for immediate consideration of the MU, Senator Norris, republican, Nebraska, objected. H*» previously had naked the reasons for action on this measure before the veto was voted upon. Meanwhile. Senator Oddie. republican, Nevada, a member of th* postoffice committee, served notice e a fight again*! th* MASONS ARF TO OPFN ON 1 ym or $1,136,696,«00 against last oLAoUiNo AKU IU urm un farm value ot 1111,411,004, APRIL 14 AND TO CLOSE OCTOBER FOURTH * PITTSBURG, Pa.} Jan. 8 —The drafting of the major league baseball schedule for 1925 to open Tuesday, April 14, and close October 4, was completed today by the schedule committee of the National and American Leagues which has been in session here for two days. The opening dates for the two leagues were announced' as follows: National T/cagnc. Pittsburg at Chicago. Bt. Louis at Cincinnati. ' New York at Boston. Philadelphia at Brooklyn. American I-cogue. Cleveland at St. Iaiuls. Chicago at Detroit. Boston at Philadelphia. Washington at New york. B. B. Johnson, president Of the American League who was unable to attend the first session of the schedule eommitte* arrived here today aud participated in the final session, Win lam Harridge. Johnson’s sso-retary, represented the American League at the sessions Friday. The National League was represented by President He.vdler and Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pittsburgh club. _ _ Miss Mary Latta is considered the belle of the British capital s L'-ger set. Many of the country’s leading men are suitors for her La. CHEMIST DIES KSU "The oat farmer was benefited also to a great extent, the value of his crop being estimated at 36 per cent more than last year, or about $739,495,000 against approximately $541,137,000 last year. Cotton Off SO Per Gent. "Prices of cotton to the farmer as compared to last year bas drop- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 8.) BOARD IN ANNOUNCING FIGURES GIVES EXPUNA ING LAM T ION OF DECREASE WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 3.— Aggregate net earnings of the 12 federal reserve banks were only $3,700,000 in the calendar year i 4a FURTHER EVIDENCE WILL BE TAKEN TUESDAY BUT NO CHANGE EXPECTED 1924, a reduction of $9,000,000 from the net earnings for 1923. The reserve board, in announcing the figures today, declared reduced demands on tho banks for credit accommodations together with unusually low interest and discount rates were responsible for the great fall. Gross earnings for 1924 were $38,300,000, or a reduction of $12,400,000 from those of 1923. The gross earnings in 1924 were the lowest for the banks in any year since 1917. Earnings'of two reserve banks —Cleveland and Kansas City— were not sufficient to fully cover current expenses, depreciation charges and other fixed assessments. or any part of the dividends accrued during the year. The earnings of the banks in Boston, New York, St. Louis and by the august consent of the king while his assumption of full responsibility for what fascism has dons, is "an act of superhuman beauty and courage, unsurpassed even in th© annals of ancient Rome.*' The latest pnrlamantary attempt of the opposition was defeated In the chsmt>sr when Mussolini asked that a motion introduced by Deputy Dltrabla denying confidence in Mi© government be postponed for six months, which meant refusal That the West Texas Utilities Company Is,one of the foremost "cash customers’* In est Texas. as well bm on* of the largest dispenser* of wages and salaries, is Indicated by figures covering operations of the company for 1921 Included in tho various annual reports that are now being compiled In tho general offices -t Abilene. Approximately on* million dollars was spent during 1924 by thejh© would m company In th* purchase of sun- proposed one^ont » s^m SSTtaE plies and material*, and over a half M bJ*«8 to first and second million dollars paid out In addition^ rates. Publisher* have pro tested vigorously against this rate change. _ .. Under a previous agreement, the senate will Uke up President Coolidge* veto of the pay bill on Monday not later than 2 o’clock and vol# oft It by Tuiidty not Isl* or than 4 o'clock. Thus lf the double barreled administration bill Increasing rates ae well a* salaries I* taken U.* Monday It must be pass'd within two hour* or the veto automatically will come up for consideration. The postal rate increase bill a* revised by the senate postoffice I salaries sad wages, virtually all of which, passing through the hands of local employees, foupd its way Immediately Into local commercial channels. Purchase of supplies and materials included many kinds of merchandise, ranging from steam turbines to cotter keys, and from lead pencils to electric cars. Of the million dollar total spent the sum Of $192,052.59 represented th# tion of the black shirts, consecrated j amount spent In foreign markets to discuss It. In making the request Mussolini said: "I <V»n’t want any more votes of confidence. I have already had too many. They don’t mean anything." CHICAGO. Jan. 3.—No further steps are contemplated in the In- ! Jrajicisro «»• Fascist I Riots. ROME. Jan. 3 — Rioting betwo'fc fascist I and opposition sympathizers, In which a number of persons have been wounded and several i killed, is reported from various ‘ parts of Italy. The council of ministers early this week issued a commnlque stating that most rigid measures would be adopted to preserve and safeguard the moral end material welfare of the country. In Its campaign against tho dissident forces, tho government has already seized a number of opposition newspapers and private homes throughout tho country have been searched by the authorities These measures have brought on numerous clash'* between the contending elements. _ , .. - „ fixed charges but they were n#t v«.tta»tlon of the d«»thj>< Buff lei,nt, (he bourd Bald. to m«* " •~HH—lr. in fun the dividend requirement. ASKS BODY NOT BE BURIED BUT USED TO STUDY TYPE OF AFFECTION PARIS. Jan. 3.—The chemist Demenitroux who worked with the late Professor Curie and Madame Curie, died today in a hospital here, th* victim of a strange, lingering and agonizing affection, caused by long continued experimentation in radium research, his case being not unlike that of Professor Bergonie who died Jresterday* in Bordeaux, and that of Dr. Charles Valliant, the noted X-ray experts. In Bordeaux today an autopsy wa* performed on the body of Bergonie by his pupils and a groun of scientists, in accord ance-wlth the wishes of this martyr to science whose experimentation with the X-ray was largely devoted to research for a cure for cancer. Professor’Bergonie had forbidden the holding of any funeral services or ceremonies, asking that only his body be used for study of the type or affection that is killing or maiming so many experimenters in this branch of science. N. McClintock "millionaire or phan," cither than the continued inquest Tuesdnx. Assistant State s Attorney Joseph Savage said today. Dr. Ludwig Hektoen. retained by the state’s attorney, reoorted that McClintock evidently died of typhoid of viruleht form, attended by hemorrhages. William D. Shepherd, chief beneficiary under McClintock’s will. All of thoa© banks were authorized by the reserve board fo pay unearned dividends totalling approximately $2,540,(700 out of accumulated surplus. Of the six federal reserve banks whose earnings were sufficient to cover current expenses, depreciation and other fixed charges only earnings who has been bere to assist In the four had an excess of investigation, was to start for over . . Albuquerque N a1 , tomorrow for The I hiladelphla, Richmond and an indefinite stay. He will rejoin Dallas banks transferred all of the his wife and resume an interrupted remainder of their earnings, aggre-sojourn there, he said. gating $175,732, to surplus account. A final opportunity to present while the Minneapolis bank tram* any other information be may ha ve tarred $12,627 to surplus account regarding .he death of William Mc- anc! paid $113,646 to the federal Clintocfk, will be given Tuesday to government as a franchise tax as Hurry Olson, chief justic e of the required under the law. municipal court, who instigated an Inquiry Into the death, found by Cecil of Chelwood, best known by his former title of Cecil, is shown receiving the bronze medal which con-first peace award under the terms of the Woodrow YUI-A check for $25,000 accompanied it. Photo shows Cecil and (right) Norman H. Pavi% __________ FIRST TO PAY TAX. AUSTIN, Jan. 3.—Captain Thomas B. Shine of the army quartermaster corps, stationed at San Antonio was the first to pay hts 1924 Income tax to the internal revenue o'fflce here. The tax waul $10.19. The office Is mailing out return blanks to 140,000 persons In the district. chemists and physicians to have re suited from typhoid. • Judge Olson has offered to consider whether he would reveal rea-sons for the Investigation if releas-• ed from lie bilify by Mrs. Shepherd' and William D. Shepherd, chief beneficiaries and foster father of McClintock, who died at the Shepherd home while her fiancee, Miss Iseballe Pope waitled with a license to marry him. Shepherd declared his name had been "besmirched by the repetition of vile insinuations and innuendoes" and that "the put lie and I are entitled to know the animus and malice that are behind all this." WEATHER WEATHER IUREAU U. 8. Department of A*ri*i»ltur* ABILENE, Texas, Jan. 3.—For Abilene and vicinity: Bund*? gen erally fair, not much change In temperature. For East Texas: Sunday gen erally fair, not much change in temperature. For West Texas: Sunday gen erally fair; somewhat colder in Panhandle Sunday. for electrical merchandise for th# retail stocks carried in the company stores. All th# remainder went for materials aud supplies actually used in construction and maintenance, and of this amount more than one third was spent In cash through West Texas wholesale and retail houses. These figure# are from the office of E. A. Short, purchasing agent of the West Texas Utilities Company, ami do not include several thousand dollars spent through the general offices and district olflce* direct for the purchase at mlaeellan-eous Items of supplies needed from time to time, all of which businese goea through local dealers. With an aggregate of 350 men and women on Its pay rolls the West Texas Utilities Company paid out in wages during 1924 a total sum of $518,738.72. Since all of the employees of the company are West Texas residents, it follows that with the exception of the small amounts which each Individual managed to put into his or her savings account during the year this entire half million dollars also was put hack into the channels of trade in West Texas. committee ie satisfactory to Prudent Coolidge, chairman Mosca, or the subcommittee that redrafted the bill announced today after a conference with th* The bill presented to the senate represent* a sharp revision of the rates proposed by the postoffl?* department particularly on second disposition of Mr. OTfUiB* «8 represented by Senator Moses is that so long as the measure provides 1° scientific manner for rat* funds necessary to mm lng proposed postal employees pay crease tho desired end would be compllshed. T _ th* ay in- ac- BRITISH OFFICIALS BELIEVE THAT All NATIONS MUST MEET SOON NOW. LONDON, Jan. 3.—The -whole question of European security will have to be -considered shortly by th* various nations, In the opinion of British officials, it was learned today. Should tho protocol drawn up by the league of nations at Geneva last fall prove unacceptable or Incapable of bringing about the desired end, then it is likely the question of security pacts between Individuals nations will come up again. Belgium, It Is known, would like some sort of an Anglo-BelgWn agreement regarding her security, but it is not likely that the British will take up the subject until the question of the protocol I* disposed of In one way or another next spring. Maintaining Costs On State Wards Is $2,844,776, Stated NO STARTLING CHANGES IN 1925 MODELS: MANY 4-WHEEL BRAKES AUSTIN. Jan. 3.—Th© average cost of maintaining tho 11,746 wards of the state In the seventeen elemosynary institutions for the fiscal year ending August 31. 1924 wa* $272.13 for each ward, the board of control announced today. This was $22.68 a month. The institutions spent $2,844,776 for support and maintenance. ABILENE SCHOOLS VANT FORMER HUNGARY PUPILS ASKED TO RETURN TO SCHOOLS THEY ATTENDED IN FALL. Unification of Air Service Soiv Urged for U. S. WASHINGTON, D, C., Jan. S.— Weather outlook for week beginning Monday: West Gulf states: Mostly fair with temperatures near or slightly below' mymal most of week. Temperatures WASHINGTON, Jan. S.—A unified air service instead of the separate army and qavy air services was recommended in the house today by Representative Anthony, republican, Kansas. The two air services, ho said, should be placed under one head to reduce expenses and prevent an interlocking of their respective work. The navy air service, he added, should be confined more to the activities of the fleet while the army service should be expanded to cover greater territory including the cost defena*. : g ATI!RDA R a.yr pm. 1 ...... 35 53 2 ...... 82 56 3 ...... IO 58 4 ...... 29 63 5 ...... 28 59 6 ...... PO 54 7 ...... 26 49 8...... 27 43 9 ...... 28 .. IO ...... 37 ,, ll ...... 4$ .. Noon ... 43 ., Ho nr Is© ., 7’ ‘ I Sunset . .. 5 O’ RULERS TO RETURN, SAID scl^Sols during the fall quested to report back , VIENNA, Jan. 3.—The present agitation aroused by the Hungarian legitimist party for the return to Hungary of former Crown Prince Otto and his mother, ex-Empress Zita, apparently is gaining ground. The Austrian Christian socialist and monarchist parties have appointed a parliamentary committee The* Abilene public schools will o\ien their doors Monday morning after a holiday period of three weeks and all school children were urged fiaturday by Superintendent R. D. Green to be on hand to* resume work. , Th* pupils that attended Lamar, College Heights and Travis ward were re-to these schools. The Central ward and Grammar school student* will report to the old high school building which has been remodeled and now becomes the Central ward and Grammar school. The equipment and furniture for Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity •-Degrees. 7 a.rn, 12:$9 . 26* 53* , 24* 40* . 10% lb% p.m. 49* 37* to Investigate the legality of the the building has not been Installed, law of 1918 confiscating the Aus-1 Superintendent Green stated, but trian property belonging to the , he anding will bo used. Bad Hapsburg dynasty. | wea ther aurine: the past three The soda I-democrat*, however. | ccJt8 haJj delayed the contractor have announced their determina- conglder ably and failure of furni-tlon to frustrate any action in thii *i ture t ofarr jve has further slowed direction. Dispatches from Budapest last month reported further evidence of a re-awakenlng Hapsburg movement in Hungary and said that the former Empress Zita in a letter to Count Albert Apoynl, as representative of the Hungarian legitimists, expressed the conviction that her son, "King" Otto should bs re-unlt-*d arith his fatherland. down the work of putting the classrooms In first-class order. In spite of the slightly disarranged condition of the building every effort will be made to Install the furniture ss quickly as possible. Pupils and patrons were urged to make th© best of the situation and see to it that the children were back In school Monday morning. NKW YOUK, Jar- 3.—The silver Jubilee of th* automotive Industry was celebrated tonight at the formal opening of the Mt onal automobile show In the - 58th field ar-tillerv armory In the Bronx, the largest drill halt In the country. A 75 foot oliver tower In th* «•*}»* of the hall. equipped with SOU floodlights and other lights from silver kiosks, made the place a* light as day. A silvery canopy covered the armory’s steel Cars worth a million dollars, ranging in price from less tho* $509 to $19,000 were on exhibition. There were 500 car* on the floor. Fifty seven manufacturers had exhibits. white there were 245 spccd.it displays and accessory exhibits. Incoming trains brought hundred* of persons from various section* cf the country and acme of the wellknown trains from th* west cart.© In extra sections. There were no startling chang-* In the 1925 models and leading makers predicted that the cars of the type generally prevalent in th# more recent years had come to stay. It was noticed that more cars were equipped with four wheel brakes than ever before. A continued tendency toward balloon aud semi-balloon tire© also was noticed. Rope Trailing An Auto Cases Death To Clifton Farmer WACO, Jan. 3,—A rope trailing behind an automobile, which became entangled and suddenly locked one of tht rear wheels, resulted In the death here today of OI* Olson, aged 34, and prominent farmer of the Clifton community. The accident occurred near Clifton on Christmas day. . . , Aa the rope locked the wheel. ♦he automobile was thrown into a 28 foot ditch. Seven bones were broken In Olson’s body by the fall. MEEHAN MAY COACH N. Y. UNIVERSITY ll IN 1925 NEW YORK. Jan. 3 —-John F. "Chick*' Meehan, young football coach who ha* piloted Syracuse University's eleven through a brilliant campaign of triumphs tor th© past five e©asons, may leave the Orange to take charge ©fgridUou destinies at New York University next fall. The resignation ot Tom Thorp as head football coach at New York University wa* accepted today. _ .