Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 153
VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (<^) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. FRiDAY. APRIL 5. 1935—SIXTEEN PAGES ____
150 Injured In South Texas Storm
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Work-Relief Measure Is Finally Passed By The House
Charges of robbery with firearms, carryinf possible death sentetices, fare these three women. held in Jackson. Miss., jail. Left behind by Raymond Hamilton in hkt flight after a Prentiss. Mis«., bank holdup, they are accused as hi* aides. Top photo Is Bertie Johnson. Right below Is Dorothy Davis and at left 1« Estelle Davis.
WHOLESALE DALLAS JAIL
ESCAPE AT SE THWARTED
Jailer Struck With Piece of Pipe, Overpowers Youthful Assailant and Prevents Break of Six Prisoners
DALLAS, April 5.—(yP)—An 18-! In the death cells, were not under year-old prisoner’s daring attempt death sentence.5.
to liberate .six prisoners from the Dallas county ;aii was frustrated today when Jailer Dick Warren overpowered the youth after he had been struck on the head with a piece of piping.
The prisoners, altliough confined
The escape attempt was made from the same cell block which Harvey Bailey, a Charles P. Urschel kidnaper, fled nearly two years ago.
An 18-year-old Dallas youth arrested three weeks ago as a suspect in an automobile theft and robberj-, tore a piece of piping from the lavatory pUunbing and slugged Warren over the head when the jailer, in company with two negro trusties, brought breakfast to the prisoners.
Warren said when he opened the door to the runway in which the \outh and another prisoner acre confined, the youth walked up to the jailer, handed him some money and asked him to buy some stamped envelopes for him
Ciel* <>11 Door bhut As W'arren reached for the money the youth grabbed at the keys which the jailer held in his right hand and at the same time siviing the heavy lead pipe, which he had held
McMurrv ha.s wiped the slate pjp^ struck Warren’s head.
clean of debts and stands ready to, inflicting a deep ga.sh. iRunrh into > I5.W program of «- W.rron grappl.d with tlw preon-
Frank P. Parish, onetime “boy wizard of finance” ia on trial In federal court in Chicago on fraud charges in connection with his boom-time Missouri-Kansas PIpe Line company in which investors were estimated to have put $49.-(MHI.OPO. 1 Associated Pres* Photo i
Bandit Gang Loots Passenger Train In Wild-West Fashion
DEBT ERASED, AND M’MURRY BURNS NOTES
Success of Fund Campaign Celebrated at Founder’s Day Event
Withnilt Inriripnt centrai tJ-atn.
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WASHINGTON. April 5.— (AP)-—The coTiference agree-
KANKAKEE. Ill , April 5.
■— Pour «washbuckJing two-gun rob-
DphiltP Rripf and VntP Is nearly forty per-
ueudlt; Dliei dim VUie 15 »board the crack Oulf-Coast
sought in a wtdc-
niffprpnpp«! Irnnpri Out man-hunt today. Their loot
un lei ermeb 11 urmu UUl „nly about I843. railroad re.
Taking virtual command of the Uain in a reign of terror, cowing tho.<-e aboard for some twenty min- ’ utes as the train .sped southward j
e» QOrt non rvnft * Chicago last night, the gun- |
ment o n the S4,880,000,WU »rmed with two 4.5 cal-
WOrk-relief prograw’ was ap- ibre pistols escaped after ahooiing,
Four-Mile Strip Swept By Tornado: Homes And Crops Destroyed: Aid Is Rushed to Area
Kerr, a salesman from Chicago, shot m the hip when he resisted the gunmen in the apparent belief that they were only ’kidding'. He was
taken to a local hoapital His con- . . ^ • i*
dition, hoaever, was not regarded fariPlIlg COTHIIlUTlity
DEL RIO, Tex , April 5.— (UP)--A tornado struck the
er and swung the outer door shut. He backed the fighting .vouth into
Crtrbr-tmE 'h' an open cell .nd al.mmed the door,
.Mimation of a $40,000 Harvev Bailey, held here after his
rert-ance mdav. The J^under^,;
Day program brought several h«n- ^ dred gOests to the campus, includ-t Abf . . r: i r. rhii Cf i;-
gratulriion;*, and Bishop H. A. Bf»az of Houaton. who wa. the principal .speaker. A lypical West Texas bar-liecue dinner was N*ned In the gymnasium at noon.
Boa* HpeaJis Bk^hop Btmz sounded the keynote
of the occasion: "I am happy to be - ^
wjth vou on the fourteenth anni- I.ONDON. Apjril 5. .UP»-EU-' vnur founding T came ropean inve.‘^tors in American secu-; .trustees, the rttie« took their first step today In Id the Jorthweat an attempt to get a reversal of the conference sincere recent U. S. .supreme court gold congratulations on what clause ruling. done In the last few weeks. The lg>ndon advisory pr<^ecti\e A splendid accomplishment in committee for American investment.
iuch trying times "T have been thinking ab<^>ut the
ro,.rt«n.h hShd.v ob. if-”
Founder’s > kWnaping of
ilUionaire, w»ovc« same cell block in a ppectacular e:^pc. alfldimr a smuggled gun. He wa* captuird later in tlia day
see PRIbONERb. Page II, Col. $
Foreign Holders Fight Gold Ruling
Win Superior Rating In Tri-State Contests At Enid. Okla.
Sixty Abiierie high Eagle musl-
proved today by the house.
Senate action alone remained to ipeed the hill to President i Roosevelt
Only an hour s debate prrraded ; j hou5e accepts ^e of the conference I report conia^ ing *he comprcMulse i j agreement <i/the controversial work ¡issue in tl'i provision allocating |900 000.00< for non-federal project ’ House rlerk.s prepared immediate- | ly to carry the huge money bill to . the other end of the capiio! where .senate leaders waited to pre.'s it-< | approval.
A compromise late yesterday paved the way for ending the long con-trovesrv House and senate conferees agreed w * substitute for labor provisions mhich the admini.Hra-tion had opposed,
Th'F.s.-.ur* wa.s e?' **9 obuin .senate adoption t>eiore nightfall but leaders said debat# there might rie-lay action until tomorrow.
Funds Nearly Cione Sending the completed mea.sure by plane to the president, who 1» fl.shlng off the roast of Florida, was proposed b^au.*e existing relief funds are described a.s near exhau.s-tton Harry L. Hopkins, relief administrator, said yesterday that his
and wounding one man. and com-mandrenng the a ut I mobile of Edward (joeteler 26. of Kankakee, HI., whom they kidnaped
Wear Maaks The wounded man was Cieorge
as serious. ■
One of the gunmen shot him ‘ when he lurched against a robber.; The bullet penetrated his billfold, which contained 140 He was compelled to surrender the money, but the punctured wallet was returned.
lairing wildly .several times to put the fear of death into their victims, the gunmen, tiiree of whom donned ma.sk s .sliortly before the train reached Kankakee, carried out the raid with the pret'iMon of a typical Jesse James robberi of days gone
See ROBBFRV. Page 11. C ol. 4
Ginners Advised To A sk Cotton Changes
Cooperation. Not Rebellion. Is Request Presenteri By Kteberg
Local players, who won the championship last year, were rated su-
W. W. West, City Detec- can it do in the future?
^ ^ building should be the next step m ;
tive. and P. Turner Participants
See McMl RRV. Page 15. Í>1. 3
en mav be trained for leadership in Coach Lawrence “Biff Jonei, football coach of Louisiana slate university has been ordered transferred to Oklahoma University. Rep. MISHAP FAI AL Josh Lee, D Okla . said he had been
HOUSTON, Tex.. April 5.—<*T’’ — informed by the war department to-W. W. Martin. 59, field manager for day. . „ , w
the Union City Transfer company Lee said lh,»t Adj Gen. Jaine.s mc-here died tixlav of injuries suffer- Kinley had informed him that the ed Thursday when hL car was in transfer had been formally approv-colltsion «’ith a furniture truck on ed and would be made the Beaumont road. daya.” _
A basement corridor of the Tay-Irvr county courthouse W’as the scene of an .-ffray Thursday afternoon between W W. West, city detective, and Pete Turner, young Abilene lawyer. Th* two had been called as wltnef -es to a court of inquiry’ before Justice Lind.say P Walden to determine If a recent inve.stiga-tion by officers at a home In north Abilene, where a child was 111, was in violation of law.
The fight was precipitated, it «-a.- said, when Turner, approaching West, nanded him a copy of a letter whicn the attorney asertedly had written the bonding company of We: ann Charlie Pratt, con
stable, who made the call to the home In quc.stlon la; t week.
“Yoii’re dam. cheap lawyer, trying to .tir up trouble," West said he told Turner. It was then Turner struck We.nt lii the face and the latter In turn knocked the attorney down and administered several blowa. Following the inquiry,
We.st walked into Walden's offiwe, lnforn:id the justice he wanted to plead guilty to affray and pay a WASHINGTON. April 5-'UP)-fme. Walden deferred entering! J
judgment m the case until a formal! The house ways and ^ complaint filed. The complaint' mittee today reported favorably the
far reaching administration socla*
met and atthorized it* counsel.
Barnett Hollander, to communicate
future of McMurry college. If the with corresponding French. Dutch. among the class A bands
c.r.hnni ran r«lf# its debt HOW What Sw'iss and Belgian bodies immediate- competing In playmg contc.sl.x yes-.school can raise Its debt now^ wna^ Superior ranking alivo went
———; to the Stillwater. Okla.. high fwhool
i„ g,o..,h. Bift Jones to Be m oth^r dlvLsw.«, Ihf unlu
“If Southern Methodism is to thrive in the future, tlie Methodi:it
church. South, must build institu- -
tions like this where men and worn- WASHINGTON. April 5.—«UP>
cian« retained top ranking among , organization had onlv enough mc«i< 4,noo voung bandmen of Texa.s. Ok- | ^r.st of this week and
lahoma and Kaiusaa Thursday at p^^^ibly the flr^t half of next Enid. <^1a., in the annual Tri-Stat# . also was wanted becau.se
the bill Will grant a two-year ex-
DALLAS April 5 'UP» Congressman Richard M Kleberg. Cor-pus Christ 1 attempted today to pacify the wrath of Texas cotton ginner.s again.st the agricultural ad- QgQ, justment adminI.sLratlon and to |ier- ‘
.suade them against openly revolting against the AAA and declaring the Bankhead cotton restriction act “unfnir."
Kleberg coun.seled the ginners, at th'-'ir state convention, to seek co-opeialion from farmers and ton-gres.s to change distasteful feature.s of the prese-it law
l.eaders of the ginners association indicated after a conference with Kleberg that the convention would follow hi* advice m re.solu-
in. Maverick county today, de-molishing houseg, ruining crops and floodipgf the countryside, and breaking communication wires.
Reports received here were that one man was killed and 150 persons injured, three of them probably fatally.
I!***vy Rain. Halt Thr wind itorm brought dcvast-i-tion to an area four mllrv long and a mile wide
Hail and a 4-inch downpour of ram mined the valuable .spimmh. .strawberry and feed crop,s whieh comprise th“ principal tlnandal as-.sets of the iirighted valley,
1 Appeal.«, fo’- aid met with a quick I re.sponse from the chambr ot c<mi-merre and Red Crc».s officials here.
; a.« well a.s volunteer rescue workers and physiciann from Eagle Pass The highway from Del Río to the I .stricken aiTa w as blocked by hlgh-I waters of flooding arroyos but relief ; workers were attempting to reach Quemado and Normandy by way of Eagle Pa'
Rio (iraiidf Rismf riie dorm ‘ truck a* .1 JO a. m*. t ~e twin and extending o'“r s mide area, ’ijht» g home
iiefr »1^4 ttir raiiuall »nted to .31 of an inch. The precipitation extended to Br.ai ket ivile and other areas in the middle Rio Orande valley
At noon tue Rio Grande had reach ed a flood stage 11 feet above normal here and still wa.« rising.
Tlie Quemado valley and Norman-
o. wi. i- ' dy four Villei. from the village of
Oíor». r. suibUn«, ,<r., Ab,lfni.n U o(
Eagle Pa.ss cm the I'cxas-Mexico
Stribling Dies En-route to Hospital: Verdict of Suicide
band contest of Phillips University. '
Sent to Okla« U.
in a few'
Security Measure Reported To House
making a ;'.uperior mark were: Olas-s B. Fairfax and Cleveland; C'-' C, Medford and Waynoka* Junior high BChools. Stillwater and Blackwell; and cla.ss R orchestra. Alva and Newkirk.
Clav. A and Class B orch< ''Ira confe..u are being held tlii: afternoon. Cla;,, B .xolo contests are tn-dav, Abilene doc.s not have an en-trv in the orchestra event.
The Eagle band won the marching conte.st and four .solo events Wednesday By winning the pla ing contfHt it not only swept the boards, but retained Us tri-Mate cla-v- A championship
Mí^ssageñ announcing the .sweep came from Raymond T Bvnum, Eagle band director.
tension lo the civilian conservation corps, which expired legally on March 31. and will provide pay for work done by the CCC men aincc that date.
The compromise ended a week-long deadlock over a labor amendment backed by Senator Olas.*, iD-Va> 1» wa,s acreed m conference that 25 per cent of the co.vt of stute and community public worka financed under the work relief bill •should go for labor. legislators said the agreement permit:. Mr. Roaseveit to dei ide whether wages paid In manufHeiuring materials for a project should be included In figuring the 25 per < ent ly had written into the biH a re-
Glass and other senators pre\ lous-quirement that 33 per cent of the cost of state and community proj-ecu should be spent directly for labor
tion.s to be .submitted for adoption this afternoon.
Tlie Corpus Christi congrcKsman .suRge.steri that the ginners appoint a committee to go to Wa.shlngton and confer with Congrex.sinan Jamea P. Buchanan, rhatrman of the hou.sc appropriations committee. as well as with President Roose-
in his in id-thirties, died at 11 a. m. today in an ambulance en route to Hie hospital. A few minutes earlier he had handed a maid m a hotel wliere he had been staying a note, sliowed her a bottle of poison, swallow ed lie couU nt.v and crumpled m
border in an irrigated farming com-munltv opened for settlement several years ago.
Because of the inacccsUblllv of the stricken area. It was lmpos.«ible I to deternitne the exact situation, j The htgli wlnda ripped off the ! roof.« and flattened the wall« of wooden structures while their or-
Predictions Of Tax Boost Indicate Heated Controversy On Program
TRADE HOLDS STRONG PACE
Business Outlook Bright for The Second Quarter
Angelo Physician Claimed By Dcalh
SAN ANGELO. April 5 >
Dr, S. J Buri«i,on, 60. medical director for the Western Reser'c Life Insurance company, died here today following an lllne»» of a week Funeral services will be conductrd at Eden, hi* former home. Tlie widow, a son r.nri three daughters are among the Mirvivor:,
ARRESTED FOR THREAT ON FD
Assassination Threat Asser-tedly Sent By Suspect
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Former Oklahoma Official Is Dead
OKLAHOMA CITY. April 5.->AU J H. Law'fyon. 67. an lusisunt Ok-lAhoina attorney general from 1927 until a few w»eks ago. died here today.
A native of ArkarLsa.', Law .son settled on a c'atni at Mountain Park in 1903. After two years he moved to Shermau. Texa.s and returned to Cordell In 1907 to organize the Cordell Christian College, of which he was president two years. He remained In the ministry of the Church of Christ while practicing law.
Favor Proposal Oil Free Textbooks
the hall near the tltxir of hi.s room.
Ju.'itice of Peace James Gray Bled-.soe, who held the inquest, returned ! a verdict of suicide. 'I'he note bore the name of a .si.nter, almost illegible,
I Striblmg had been m Abilene 'since the death of his mother, Mrs.
I George F. Stribling, Sr., last Janu-iary 16. Hl.*^ father died several
year.s ago. The younger Stribling i had been unemployed.
Funeral rites were incomplete early ‘ ——•
Friday afternoon, but were to b**. ContCStS tO BC Hclcl Tomor aiiuounced from the Laughter Funeral Home The Striblings were early-day rf -ldent.s of Abilene, and George P.,
Jr waa leared here. Survivors include a broHier, H F’. Stribling of I Dallas and two slaters, Mrs. A. C
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EXPECT 300 IN VOICE EVENTS
row at Hardin-Simmons
Base of Tulsa, Okla., and Mr.v R Jones, 1358 Meander street.
See FIGHI, Page 15, t oi. 2
Mexico Highway to Be Open In May
security bill The vote waa; For 17 democrat»', • present,” seven republicans The bill will be brought up in the house next week probablv under • •gag rule* although democratic leaders oppos’d attempting to railroad the measure through the house. The bill had been before the ccmi-
WASHfNG'rON. April The international highway from Laredo. Tc:vas, to Mexico City, affording whit ha.s been described as mittee since the middle of January a .scenic paradise for motorists, Is No votes were cast igainki a fav-expected to b< opened in May. orable report
According to advices from the House republican» will hc^d a Mexican capital only about 56 miles conference tonight to discus» their of this highway remain to be com- »tand .m the measure. Speaker
pleted. It i jvossible now to drive from Laredo to Villa Juarez over paved road and on to Matlapa on a graveled, drained and finished htgh-w«:, The highway is closed from a ‘cction iiiar Matiipa to Jat'ala fr.sui Whkh polri! a graveled road ia a\«liable to Ixmaquilpan. from thera to Mexico Citv » mmd mM§m ¡3 amilahla.
NEW YORK, April 5.-h,Tî—Dun & Bradsireet in its weekly trade review said today business had entered the M*cond quarter with renewed force "Buoyed by the abundance of Statistical information that during the first quarter of the year trend was consistently upward, ’ the ' survey stated, "current signs of > more activity in stxne of the lag- • gards are helping to provide momentum for »tin better progrès» during the second quarter, in spite of the numerous cwn plications which will be encountered.
"While a few trades »till bear i evidence of the uncertainties ruing
. i from threats of laboi dissension» a
( upffif . ' 5 _official ‘ week earlier, the general rate of
has encountered no serious
BOSTON April .5 — i/I' United States -err.; .scrvii e agentx ,rrr,t«i Thom.» F Murphy. ». of ‘.“J“™'.';:;™ Cambridge, on a charge of threatening to assavslnafe President Roosevelt The threat, agents said, was contained in a letter written to the presidefiii Murphy was brought to secret set-
AUStriN. April 5. tJ't—The house of representative» today approved of a consututional amendment providing that free textbooks should be furnished all children of scholstfciic age. The vote wa.‘. 129 to 9.
The acuon came after some of the bitterest debate of the current
Jones Cracks Par In Second Round
AUGUSTA. Ga., April 6.
B<ib Joiie.s. the one-time king of all the golfers, electrified the crowd toda v by making a marvelou» recov- j erv and .shooting Hie fir.st nine in 33, three untiei par in the «erond round of the $5,000 Augusta nation- ( al invitation tournament
Reg)-tration for the annual West Teva- voi.e and clioral club con-te.si.s will begin at 8 o'clock Saturday morning; at the Hardin-Slm-mon„ univerviiy auditorium with more than 300 conteManis Fxpect<Nl to attend FTntrles have already been received from sonic of the larger high achcxsl» includink Brownwootl. Big Spring. Brc( keiuridm, and Midland Sam Lo*h. pre. tdent of the Lo»h Music institute of Fort Worth will be chairman oi the judging committee which alfco Inciutic.s Luck Holt Overall, formerly ol Dallas, and Rev Virgil Reynold: of Abilene All divbion.s of the conie&ls which
Negro Man Held In Assault Case
Curtis Rubif.^, 42. negro, was in the Taylor county jail today, follow
......... ri»8 arrest Tluif.sday night after a
vice headquarters in Boston by John sessiim in which charges were made » which » negro woman waf.
include choral club^ .'»okMi. quarteta, sextets, and ducts will be held in the univer-siiy audiiorium with Loia
Set lONIi;.VI>. I’sge H, < X *
NRA Loses Belorc Trade Commission
Abilnn« and vif(nii> ClouSy »n tonizHt, »atiirday partly cloudy to '■■■adj' and «yarw«r
Waal Taxaa We»* ol IfKlth Partly cloudy loW-r m raat pof ■•n to-n»fhi. Katurday partly cloudy F-arm-r im north portion
Baaf Tesa» Ka*» o' 1‘Hjih mr- <■ „f Cloudy, thundrmho'»»r* on aa*t cot»’ . the i »atiird*. partly < to
ckMMly, «armrr in norlhwaa» porit'.i
that the public .school system was i stabbed about to be undermined. The senate i policemen Booth
aheady had passed the resolution of
Joseph W Byrue planned to meet with the democrats to discu«« further the "gag rule * propcisal.
W.ysiUNGTON calculations that the social and ¡ secuniy bill would mean $800POO.-fme i ——
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retrograde current», but the p«*alng
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ed him at hi home, and wa.s que.s-tionad thei" by McGrath and Harry Parker, heal of the force of agents here The ag^nt.s said Murphv admitted writing the threatening Inter
After arrmgnment Murphy wa.
; committed to a paVchspathK ho.spi-! tal for obse.-vatioii .
Tlie letter was mailed March 27 ! to the President at Washington.
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Centennial Vote Causes a MIx-Up
AUBTIN. April 5.—'T)—Centennial legislation was thrown into con-; fusion again today in the house of t
WAiiHINGTON April 5 -I'pt — Herne;<<>e and -j.j.jj. federal !)»<■’' >iti-
lee made the arrest, when called . » \HA romplaint
to a Sayles bojlevard rf iidence .i^.tin i Hir Punt. I>e com-
where Rubles lived in the .servariffc Lak-1.)’ j F-• hc.dmg tha
quarter.« NBA lould no' ng I’.jle interstate
County Attorney Esco Walter said ^ commerce 4’harge» would be filed againi’t , This wa.- tin Im ‘ dc': on bv the
Rubies this afternoon or :w.turday tre.de coniiri>»ion in « >erie» of ta*i
morning, in a juktlce of the peace ;c»»e» to d’*termln» the court.
and concluded sentence:
*T will as..uK.smate you if I don't receive any answer In his communication. Hie writer complained because he was not able to get a job and of not getting »at-liifactory tryjiment at employment
ered the votes erf two members were improiKTly recorded yesterday on a motion rgaiilid a.T vital to the bill.
The changed result will leave til effect hoube Inatructicon to Its conferee» to insist that a 15 per cent tax on gro»sh receipts of the Dallas be retained to
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autliority of NR.A The NRA cited tue Fl«rida concern for alleged violation of sections of the ice cfxlc.
offices of pi 14ate industry He al.so central expofeiuw» complained of othei matter. pav back the .'ta’r Hpproprialion
TTia letter was unsigned but boi* regarded by »«ne «• a death
»2«. a return izldrei«.
i to tha bill..
AUanN, April s.- ’4’’—A bill to establish a public corporation to construct a $60.000.000 ga.v pipeline to curry gas from the huge reserve j of the Hupp in the Tcxhs Panhandle ro St Louim went on .s'nke and Detroit received a setback lu the house of represcnuuves todav when It wail re-referred to the com-naiUM on wl, ga* and aunini
HI I’P VtOKKFRS hTKIKK DFTROIT, April s — i’ -A group of ''rw!)ioHon fiepartnient employe« Motor Car company iftcr leaden» .said factorv offe 1 ^ refu.^ed thelt demands for full ci.* vv «rk a .'cn-extern aud r;tams» OD coi-lectivt bargaining»