Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 1, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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VOL LiV. Full Leaseo Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. MONDAY. APRIL 1. 1935—
EIGHT PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 149
Man Slain In Snyder Dance Affray
Relief Bill Sent To Conference For Changes
Where Outlaws Spread Terror
This map shows the section of southern Missisaippi terrorised by two outlaws, one believed to be Raymond Hamilton, Texas desperado and No. 1 public enemy of the Southwest. The pair robbed a bank at Prentiss and proceeded to a point west of Georgetown before their trail was lost, shooting a woman, kidnaping several persons and seizing motorcars as they went. (.Associated Press Photo).
Adjournment Date IsSetMay 7th By Texas Lower House
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Administration's Leaders Force Measure Back; Wage Allotment Is the Issue Involved
WASHINGTON, April (UP)—The house, at the d rect request of President Roosevelt, voted today to send the work relief bill back to conference in an effort to eliminate a wage allotment limitation inserted in the bill against administration desires. The vote was 249 to 110.
t'cursc I ncertain
With diffprencps raging in the senate, course of the measure was uncertain.
Senator Robinson—the New Deai leader—indicated that if neces.sary. new conferees would he selected there to take out the disputed clause.
Setiaior Glas.s <D-Va>. as head of the original senate managers, defended the limitation on the floor
Would Mean Abandonment Of Much of Program; Senate Yet to Act
“ENORMOUS CRIME” OF WAR
Vigorously denounced by
POPE IN À SPÉCIAL MESSAGE
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VATICAN CITY. April 1
Pope Plus told a secret consistory of 20 cardinals today that war is ' “Impossible.”
He said it was impos.sible because:
1. “It would be .so enormovis a crime, such a foolish manifestation of fury."
2. "We cannot persuade ourselves that those who should hkve at heart
His gesture*, they said, were In-frequem. and his delivery was marked by what they described as "terrible calm." They said hla eyes, still bright despite the Pope’s 78 years .seemed to flash as he spoke.
HLs Hollnej« pleaded for the destruction of those wlio want war and proclaimed three days trf pubUc prayer at Lourdes, France, so that
AUSTIN. April 1.—<UP> — The house of the Texas legislature to- • day voted to adjourn the session May 1. The resolution carried by a vote of 101 aye.s to 31 noe.s.
Senate concurrence in the resolution is neces.sary to make it effective. Adjournment on May 7 will end the scs ion at the completion of 120 days. It began Jan 8 Adjornment on May 7 admittedly will kill a large part of the bill: before the kgblature.
Special Session Many ol the taxe.s advocated by the Governor hkely will not be passed. Rep. W. E. Jones of Jourdan-ton, chairman of the house committee on revenue and taxation, conceded this but said that If needed legislation ha.s not been passed when the regular session ad^urns, the governor will have a better chance with his program in a special session. Such a session could act on only what the governor submits.
Rep. Lon E. Ak.up of Carthage signed the resolution with Jones. He said iU effect will be to speed
Held In Shooting
liuuise Thompson (lopi 19-year-old student at Tahiequah. Okla., Teachers college, was charged in the shooting of George Hinge Slew, (helow) i'hl-ne.se student at the same school. The girl had received threatening nctev. and blamed the Chinese student as the sender, but officers had not linked the hoy with the purported extortion plot. (.A.'soclated Preas Photos).
Erwin Woellert Is Fatally and extermination not only their
•' own nation but a great part of hu-
Shot; Three Wounded "'“".i '
3. To us, a* to manv others, there
During Fight; C. W. Green Is Charged
Glider Expert. Reporter Desperado Believed Back Die as Ships Collide In His Familiar North at Corpus Christ! Texas Haunts
CORPUS CHRISTI. April 1.—-/P- DFNTON. April 1.—(UP»—Ray-—Department of commerce Investi- mond Hamilton was believed today
as well as in a ^pointed letter to Sec- action in the house. Questioned etary Ickes. about taxes, Aisup said tliat a state.
House democrats jumped into line deficit is not without its benefits— when word that the president ob- it .slows ^pending.
to the requirement ai issue Before acting on the adjournment
passed aroun^ Not, a word resolution, the 1».j tiday co.mte*:
w».- a»id in debate, however, about ' noses on many of the leading bills
the message they htd rccelv^ from before it. 1 lus wa.s done when
the vacationing chief executive. members presented motlom to take Disagreement up bill: out of turn. Bills that re-
His fishing trip cajne m for crit- cetved iwo-lhlrds vote on such a
gallon of the mid-air plane colli.sion here which took the lives of two men and left another seriously injured at the conclasion of an air show, started today.
M F Park of Houston, department of commerce official, started a probe of the accident !n which Jack Bnrstow, former a^>soeiate of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh in glider experiments and former holder of the national glider endurance record, and Jack Cowgiil. reporter of the Corpu.s Christl Caller-Times, were killed.
Eddie JohnAon, manager of the
to be back In the North Texas "stomping ground” where he began his career a.s a desperado Officers were checking report: that he was .M*en near Denton ye.sterdax.
Luther Harris, hitch-hiking from Denton to Fort Worth, reported to Sheriff M. S. Webster that two men. one of whom he believed was Hamilton. picked him up in an autmno-bile as he .stood be.side the higiiway on the outskirts of Denton Had Mai'hlne Gun As he entered the machine, Harris related, he noticed that one of the two men waa crouched in the ton-
icism from the repúblican.s. Representative Snell of New York, the G. O. P. floor leader, remarking that the president must be more Interested in fishing on the "paladee RF.I.IEF BILL. I’age 7. tol. 4
Writ Against Gas Rate Cut Renewed
motion can be called up by the member giving a day’s notice. Ooth-ers must wait their numerical order ^ in the list of 905 bills, unless rules' are siL'ipendeu. j
Dismissal ol NRA Test Case Ashed
airport and pilot of the other plane with a machine gun and sev-
flgured In the collision, remained in serious condition today.
Barstow, son of E. O. BarUow of Midland. Michigan, came here a month ago. His body will be sent
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, Mellon Testllies About Tax Report
r PITTSBURGH, April 1(A’l— Andrew W Mellon took the re.spon-
eral pi.stols on the .seat beside him Thi.s man, Harrl.s said, he believed was Hamilton.
AUSTIN. April 1. lA'i Judge C. A. Wheeler today granted the .M'inicip.d Gas company ol Wichita Palls a temporaiw injunction restraining tht railroad commission from -»nforcing an order reducing gas rates in that city.
He set the plaintiffs bond at $14 -000 and rvjled that the temporary injunction should remain in force until the case was heard on Its merits on a dale to be determined later.
A teinijorary re.strauiing order against the commission, with sim-
W'ASHINCiTON, April 1. <J’i ~ The justice department today form-Dlstrict ally a-skeri the supreme court to dis-mis.s the ca.se against W, E. Belcher of Alabama which had been expected to le.st the coiLstltutlonaUt) of • the national recovery axt.
A decision wa.s deferred until later in the day.
Just a.s tiie diunissal motion wa.. filed by Stanley Reed, sollrlior gen- | eral. the lumber code authority reversed itself a .second lime and announced it would proie.st the rii.s-mi.s.sal.
Special to The Reporter.
SNYDER, April 1.—As the sequel to a Saturday night affray in which two men were shot, one fatally, and two other persons were wounded, C. W. (Chickc-n.) Green, dance operator, was charged w i murder today in Justice Davenport’s court here.
I Young Woman Hurt '
The complaint charge* Green, who la 59 and a widely know n character in this section, with murder with malice In connection with the fatal shooting of Erwin Woellert, 25. who died in a Stamford hospital at 7 p m. Sunday. He was shot through the left side and in the abdomen.
Ed Rich, iriend of Woellert, was .shot in the left ankle and the right hip. John Ethredge, son-lu-iaw of Green, has knife wound* in tlie throat, but was not in a/ serious condition. .A young woman onlooker waa aiiot in the hand, but after er*ergenc" trr^atmc*'- at the Snyder hoapital *:he was taken to her home and her name was not learned.
The shooting took place about II oclock Saturday night at Oreena dance hall, on the Colorado highway just beyond Snyder city limit«.
j the prosperity and well-being of the ' Clod ’ might Illuminate the minds of people wish to push to suicide, ruin, j those who have in their hands the
government and the fate of people« In the present sad anxiety of a time which leads to fear for a still sadder future”
Is manifest tlie phy.sical and ma- | terial impossibility of war in the ' pre.sent most serious circumstance.”
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j PrelaWf. said the allocution was ' one of the strongest .speeches his Holine.ss has ever made and that hi? red-hatted audience remained rigid throughout the solemn ad-dre,s.s
The Pope told the Cardinals that war “would be so enormous a crime, so foolLsh a manifestation of fury, we believe It absolutely Impos.sible •*
"We cannot, in fact.** he said, “per.suadf ourselve.s that thase who
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To Speed Up Work Of Erosion Control
House To Take Action On Program to Combat Dust Storm Damage
WASHINGTON. Apill 1. «UP»—
House leader.« today decided to ru.sh pas.sage of legislation to meet the dusi storm criais in the middle west.
At the request of the administra- j nirpptrrci tlon. they agi-eed to bring up today * cwiui o under suspension of rules the 1 Dempaev-JoBes bill Sefietsry
; of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace i broad powers to carry’ through a soil erosion control program.
Under this procedure, the bill i will require a tw’o-thtrds majority I for pa.ssage.
Plan Annual Campaign to Be Launched Next Week
An intensive campaign to increase the membership of the Abilene chamber of commerce and mak* a broader program of work ducting .n InvMllgatlon, .slild .11- t, "the agrtcuriuiL'TOm;^^^^^^
, ._._j , |c,jciHy. It ButliorlzcK uiic ofi”* «*”«« Monday mornlny
ouL Of the $4.880.000.0(X) work
«J , » t The bill wa.s introduced m the
Sheriff Ed K Newman, who i* con- Wednesday and favorably j
ne.sses have slated that the place
was crowded early in the evening | J^^dsourof tiVe M.^.OOO.O^^ for »he campaign which
when Green attempted to eject seller bill for a federal drive to nave than slx-
Woellert from the floor, that Woel-. jand resource.s of the we.st T'' ‘nember.s of the board of direO” resisted, and that Ethridge' -yhp bill permlU Wallare to buy ' were approved Mondav moan-
up Iand.s bv condemnation or pur-, » meeting of the directjbr*
: cha.se It i>ermit.s him to .start huge i ‘ailed by Tom K, Epien. president.
engineering project.s, .such ax the ' V)«lth the budget set at $12.000, an
1 tree belt plan, in an effort, to .stop j of one-third over la.si year.
lert resisted, and that came to Greens a.s.slstance 01 her« Join In In A fight that followed, officers said they were told Kd Rich Joined in to help Wtxellert, anu that a number of other persons, became involved Klherrige'a throat wa; cut and he wa« taken to the hospital.
Woellert and Rich were outside the dance hall a half hour later when a second fight occurred, climaxing in the shooting of Rudd, Woellert and the young woman, the .'.herlff said he was informed.
Green wa taken in custody at midnight b: City Marshal J. .A. Woodfln, who said he found tlie dance hall Green and
the ero.sion which hn.s caii.s^ri the | If cent dust, storms j
The com mitt es .said no extensive i program of land arquisttlon was
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Unique Plan For Pen Escape Falls
OKLAHOMA CITY April 1 lUPi The Ingenons Ted Cole fall-
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Tech Sponsoring Judging Contest
LUBBOCK April 1 f Ninety-three jurgli’K team.'^ from 41 high .schooLs in west and northwest Tex-ai. were entned today in the tenth Hiinual vocational agriculture judging contest :.pon ored by Texa.«
siblltty on the witnes.s stand at his road and the highway when the iiicome tax hearing for the deductions made in his 1931 income tax report.
The financier -said the country' .s “strange’’ laws governing Income taxe.s made nece.s.sary the transactions which the government claims were fraudulent, but which Mellon claim: were legilmratc
Called unexiicctedly to the stand, by his chief counsel, Frank J. Hogan. Mellon was questioned con-eeriihig the sale of a huge block of Plttsburfh Coal common stork on which he claimed a tax loss of $S,-600.050.
When they had driven three miles tjar purpo.se and effect, had explreu from Denton. Harri.s said, the man today,__^____
TAX LAW INVALID
WASHINGTON April l —T-An Arkansas law' extending from twci to lour years the time within w'hieh owners could redeem property sold for dellriquent asM’ssinenih to meet obligations on bond.s issued by improvement di.slriets wa.- declared Invalid today by the .supreme court
in the rear seat asked the driver, whom he called “Sam.” how' they could find a side road that would lake them to Lake Dallas.
Soon afterward they turned into a ‘tde road and after sofuf» argument, released Harris from the car. He told officers he .still was .standing at the lnter:-.ection of the side
Order Retrial In Scotsboro Case
WASHINGTON April 1 J*.-A
new trial wa.s ordered by the supreme court todav In the ras.'* of death . entenrcs im|>ow‘d on Clar-enre Norris aiui Hi:>wtKsJ Patterson. iiegroe.s convicted of a.ssaulting a white woman near Scott.sboro Ala,
two men returned, cursing becau.sc they had come to a "blind end * in the side road.
“They threatened to blow my braias out.” he said.
He ran aero,-.- a field to a
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300 Dismissed In Motor Co. Dispute’
Seven Lives Lost In Tornado On Coast
NEGRO VOTE BAN UPHELD
Delay Hearing On Post In|unction
PORT WORTH April I P - a hearing on » defen.>e application to dis.yorve the federal Injunction prohibiting state prosecution of Sheriff # F Cato on a murder cliarge § jxi.stpimed today until Thursd^ A crowded docket caused the deRy in federal district court.
The Garza county sheriff Ls ac-of murder In lire slaying of encer Stalford. U S narcotics t, at Pcxil. Texas, on Feb. 7 li under federal indictments gti;- murder, conspiracy to vlo-the Harrison narcotic act and "ury He Is scheduled to go on i in L: = iln on the |>erjun. In-ifiu U) May and m Lub-
vors Demo Actiun
WASHINGTON April Î P The method employed in Texas to
DirmoIT. April 1—:T-A!1 office employes of the Hupp Motor Cat Co., Including lha entire engineering staff, were dl*nib,.ed today and locked out of the plant. About . r-
300 persons were effected by the SupremC COUrt RulinQ FaV
William 8 Hiir'.biirt. a::i>*iant to Archie M Andrews chairman of the eon’naiiy, de.scHbed the action as a “purge.
The dismiml wa» an outgrowth
01 the tadi-r.1 eourt «ult I nwhlch ii“!
T vj/qu— rvfeii.. f«...,' cratic primaries — by resiru ung J, Waltei Drake, forn.er chairman. ,„«.,„bershlp in the party to whites
—was sustained today by the .supreme court.
The action of live Texe.s democratic convention in May, 1932, in limiting party members to wiuP* c:iti/i*iis qual e<l to vote uiuiei .stitie luHs was challenged by R R Grov-ey, a 44-year-old Harris county negro.
In 1932 the bupreme rourt declared invalid a Texas statute which
aski that Andrews be required to resign and that contract- entered Into by him be voided Tlie management, .some of the di.smb.sed office -tali said blHiiifdi “leak: in the
staff for knowledge of the management affair- which reached Drake.
PILOT Ih KILLLIJ BEAUVALS Pranec April 1 ,,V—Robert BajrtC.i 38 one of France • vounr^ ’«.L.- ««-litto!' and chief pilot of the Fii'
prohioiied negro'cs from voting at neh Euroiiean dem'xratic elccUon.v Since then the iV.av 20 on the federtl murder j fommercial se. viee *a.x killed fo* ——
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Mississippi and Texas Areas Damaged By Freakish Wind Storms
JACK8ON, Mi.vs. April 1,-^tT-i— Southern Mls.-i.-«lppi and Coe-stal Texas, rtruck by freakl? h tornadoes, todBV counted the toll at .seven dead, at icast elgJit injured ard large property damage.
The storms, roaring tnrmigh jes terday killed five persons in Mlas-iivJppl and two In Texah. Tiie eight injured were in thn state The Mls.si,s.sippt dead'
Walter W Bee.son. 75, fariuer, I/>rando
Dewey Hall, 37, farmer. Ixirando Agnes Baggett, 50. negro woman. Duando
Eu.sil«.s Baggett, 53. of Lorando. Negro Infant, grandchild ol Joe Evan.V, near Newton The Mls.sisf-ippi tornado ioUowed a northwestward ¡our.'c through Lawrence S’.mpson Smith Newton
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York Wants Supervisors. Johnson Says Not Necessary
A rally tonight for Lee R York, candidat/' for ma.vor will ring do'«n the curtain on the 1935 city prxlltical campaign Tomorrow the rili?.en-shlp of Abilene will to the poll- to elect a mayor, four city coinml. xion-ers, chief of police and «even .school trustees.
The York rally i.s .v=i for 7,30 At the federal lawn. Instead of the T V P park as originally planned. The Abilene high Hchool band will „dve A concert prior to oi>ening of the rally. In addition to the candidate, wveral Hpeakcr.s. name.s not annoumed Monday, will be on futnd to make short talks in hl.s behalf.
Surrpviborv Uemanded, Refused
Monday morning a committee of three York supporter.s called on his ! Tuesday'* opponent. Mayor C L JolihHon. bearing a letter from York asking for appcdntment of .supervisors to aerve in the four city boxc 'Dicsday. York’? letter .said he liad tonfldcace in the men selected to hold the election, "but they will have their h»ndi pr*'Uv full and many citizens h.“'c suggented to me that
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his wife at the place, paralleled hi re<eiit departure from Technological college. Ray C. Mow-the .slate pcultentlary in a laundry cry. general mpei intendent, an-
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Cole, held m county Jail on a fed- Nearly 400 btyvs were lu re. The 41
ernl kidnaping eharge. wa- found teacher;, here were meeting with C.
Rjff # 'Y' it doubled up bi'iicaih rubbi.sh in a, I.uker. VfjcatloiiH! agriculture nuper-
iVldl to 1 mlnllig garbage box when deputy .sheriff vl.sor for thi .section and Don T>.
E E H»’«ron started to rfmu-e the Join s of ih.r KtMtc experiment sta-
Italy Calls More
ROME April 1 «yp, Italy A mil ttarv elas> of 1914 2.50.000 strong today wa.v called to the color? «• the 20-vear-olds began the compiil« sorv' mllltory training required of »11 Italian males.
With the retention under arms of the cla s of 1913, which normally would have been mustered out when the new eias.s came in, and with the calling tn the (olor» of the cla.s‘ of 1911 Itatv now ha.^ an army of more t. .an 600.000 men mobilized.
Offirial w'ar department e.stimate declare that the kingdom could put an arm of 7 938,000 trained men between the ages of 21 and 54 into the flecl.
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Claims Record In Parachute Jump
.MOBGOW. April I T Vera Fedorofftt: the wile of a red aimy (..!flrer, today claimed the woinan p;irai'liute Juii plng record after an « sert*d leap of 6J50 meters—20,853 feet—from an airplane near Leningrad vewterdsy She mtde the jump will.out oxyceii gppHraliFj Mine pedoroffa rer orted to have b *P in the air 3; luquu* af(«r e|u Ult I the plan*
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CAR LICENSE RECDRD SEEN
Tax Dffice Dpen Till Midnight tor Late Customers
Tax A.sse sor-CoUectoi Oradv Par-melly pre(iiet.H that this year’.s motor vehicle regust rat ions will set a new record Through Baiuiday ti busine.v,, a total of 8,400 moU»r vehicles had been registerexl; and up to II a.m. an ad-ditioiutl 350 r* gi.stration» had been matl»* T*armelly e.simlatr.'; Uiat tlie total at midnight - the deadline — will stand between 7,000 and 7.500.
Tli«t i.s iigiUn.st 6.800 ri'Ki.stralion*
jMgnet ftim thf oil"" for la.st ; ear up to April 1. clu*^ of lound nn a fini ' r
the exteiision pericxi granted by the. Dci/uiv Slienif Tiid«' '-aid identity iegl.slature, ' ^a.s esiablLhed b\ Calkins name on
‘, ,, the Mh,sonic ring.
Saturday h business ^et a new all- ^o Uve
SALESMAN IS FOUND SLAIN
Hoi'ston Man's Body Thrown Into Clump of Cactus
EDINHUHC: J- April 1. -tUP» -Offirci exp»' teu to make an arrest in coni .'Uou wftJj the
dc:>?.ji f i»eiTy A c.dkuLs. (8 Houston -1«' men whose btidy was found 111 a eiump of cactus near here Sheriff K F Vickers and hi» deputy I. W Todd worked on the case fhrot’yhout the niai t r;ii,ikUie wa.s shot once m the back with a .38 calibre piMol and had been dead ?xverDl hour Totid said. 'I’lie body was fouod i>> ■< t<>wboy vf.^tcrday, clad onl', with under clothnvg- 3wo rlng.s «'cc a Masonic diamond.
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time record—$15,960 in Abilene and an estimated $3.500 at the sub-reg-istrauoii station in Merhel. The biggest day last yeiir—deadline day jmaiuced onlv $15.000 Although a long line »UMd throughout this morning in the collector s ofiuc, Parmelly had added a number ot deputie? and customeis were ijrmg serviced rapidly. Par* melly »aid hr will keep the office, 'open as late a.» needed, up to mid-1*'. inttht if nereftsary, I
siKM. and thi own into the castu* ■* Dcput\ Bhct iff Tcxlu ..;d- "It is al-nio.st lmpo.s.s'ble for a car to get w'ithm sever-al nuiidfcd feet of the s]>Ot "
Culkin UK« l»'cn killed as
he .Silt in Uic mho by .^Kincoiie who I had been riding ui tlie back s*at or the robber may Iiave forced him •o xei out «»Í the ca’" =uut sh<K him as liLs bark wa? turned He wa« «hot ai close range Sherlfi Vitke!> worked on two
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