Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 16, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LIV. FullLeased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY. APRIL 16. 1935- TEN PAGES
(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning Mews) NUMBER 18CFort Worth Jailbreaker Is Slain
• Supervisors* Chairman, Hostess
Marv Shipp Sanders, left, chairman of Texas ru^ scho<d visors who opened a two-day conference in Abilene t^ay; and IVIa^e Stanford Taylor county supervisor, who as hostess for t^ ir^P preside at a bouquet program tonight at Hotel Wooten.. Mis* Sanders is Johnson county supervisor.
ickes Flays Long; May Withhold PWA Funds
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HFYNFFRy FEDERAL OIL CONTROL TIESE
Bill Now Pending In The Legislature Is Cause Of Trouble: “Go Hell.” Says Long
Rural Supervisors In Conference Here
Curriculum Supervision Study For Annual Program
All Signs Are Pointing To a Successful Seasoi In Both Loops
Philadelphia at Waahlngtcm, cold. Chicago at Detroit, cold.
the chlft of ’ *nd Leland Watkins of Dallas coun
ty, John Straus and Mrs. Charles
NiJW YORK. April Id.—lUP)— America’s greatest professional sport moved off to a daialngly promising surt today when the sixteen teams of the major league baseball circuits «•»■re scheduled to begin what may be two of the closest pennant rsces in recent years.
Wholesale revisions tn personnel moludlng
from the Yankees to Braves have given every club new | outlooks, new hopes and new goals.
Today s big baseball capitals were Washington and Boston-Washington where President Roosevelt’s out-throwing wdlJ make an otherwise routine Senators-Athletics contest Into the game of the day, and Boston where Ruth, transferred from the American to the National league, may give some line on what his presence may mean to the Braves.
Baseball experts, including the professionals of the typewriters and. more. Important, the fans, already have decided that the national league race will be fought out by the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants ; witli Chicago’s Cubs and the Pirates oi Pittsburgh furnishing major opposition.
Similarly they hav* named the New York Yankee.s as likely to dethrone Detroit as tops In the American, and writh Boston and Cleveland most dangerous among the remaining six teams.
But expert and fan alike had to look bttfk no further tlmn last sea-.>;on when the Detroit* scored a sur-prt^e triumph, the Senators did a startilng drop and the Giants collapsed in favor of St. Louis to find precedent for contending that anything mav happen So while the fans were waiting for the president and for mayors to
Rural school supervisors of Texas opened their annual two-day conference In Abilene today, with rural supervisicm and curriculum revision the theme of their program. Mary Shipp Sander^ of Johnson county,
; chairman, is iwesiding for the ses-i slons with ^s. Claude D. Gotten of Tom Green county as secretary-. i : R. E L. Jones of Bell county is : vic»»-rbs‘rm»n
j supenr.te'Kleiits and teachen of several neighboring counties joined ; the supervisofa tor the mcaiiliv program, at the city hall. Delega-' tions were welcomed by Tom K.
‘ Eplen, president, for the chamber erf (xwnmerce; Don H. Morris, vice-president of Abilene Christian col-(lege, for local schools, and Miss i Stanford for Taylor county Mrs, W. W. Hair, Jr., of Bell county responded for the visitors Amtmg supervisors registering fw the morning were Nancy Moseley
WASHINGTON, April 16.— (UP)—Public Works Adminis-trator Harold L. Ickes today served notice on Sen. Huey P. Long, D., La., that “no public works money is going to build up any share-tho-wealth political machine.”
liong ian't Dictate
Threatening to rescind all federal allotmente to Louisiana, Icke^ said
"I don't think Senator Long is going to dictate to u; how we 11 run i our prt^ram in Louisiana.
' “PWA money ha* never gtme to build up any f^litical machine, end it won’t be used by Senator Long to further his share-the-wealth plan*
Characterizing Long as peror of Louisiana, criticized his plan wealth.
“Long by action of his legislature will keep a lot of men out of work
FEDERAL OIL CONTROL NECESSARY SA YS ICKES
WASHINGTON. April 16.—tA») mental questioivs were Involved In i tion.” he said, “govermnent assist-Secretary Ickes reiterated his be- the problem of legislation and .said ance and study is necessary to j^fe-llef today that federal regulation of the first, concerning whether it fell guwd the tnaustry. It b * the oil industry was necessary and within the federal power, had been needed to prevent vigorously approved the Thomas i answered adequately by recent dustry and higher costs to the con-bill designed to set up state quo-1 court decisions in California and sumer.
tas of production of crude which | Louisiana. As to its desirability, he He expressed the opinion that tlie reaches interstate commerce. l referred to hh own opinions, fre- petroleum code and some other leg-
h*.fnri. a senate mines i Queutly expressed, that the industry | tslatloii were only temporary meas-
T 0 or approved tn” *^he natural resources board and
are all affected by prices for oil sources was necessary.
“Regardlp>s of the coutroversy
only two funda- concerning the necessity of iegi&Ia-
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and gasoline, lokes testified
ures and added he thought the oil Indu.stry presented a permanent problem.
“Within certain limits, stale laws governing production are invaluable but they may n<H. affect com-
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Guard Opens Fire When Attacked: M. Bowes. One Killed. Had Long Record
Senate Boosts Eleemosynary Fund to Nearly Ten and Half Million
Friday Holiday In Schools Here
AMIene »ehool childi^n are to have a pre-fcaster holiday Friday. Announcement that classes would not meet that day waa made Tuesday by R. D. Green, city *u-perintendenL
Observance of Good FYiday as a «‘hool holiday la being made for the first time In Abilene.
State and Federal Officials Prepare For Action
the Em-Ickes bitterly of distributing
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-- location to Senator Long, but to a
II ^ Hpnatl*' governmental agency of the city.
Truck-Bus Measure istence, the contract would be void
I and the money come back here
AUSTIN. April 16.—(UP)—Texas senators today voted to buiW new ward buildings enlarging state hospital facilites at Abilene. Austin. Terrell and Galveston and increasing the biennial eleemosynary ap- . if he mak^ It impossible for PWA | pi-oprtetion to 110,430.664. to make grants,” Iskes »id. ' When the senate began work this 1
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“That would be a new and pro- , ^.945,924. By noon, $484,740 had
found economic theory.” I added. The house eleemcwynary^
ickes’ attack on ™ J"* | appropriation bill calls for $10,403.- i
fo^^ LouLrna legislature to place ' 044 during the next two years. The j
under Ltmg s direction the spending state board of control had recom- |
of all funds obtained from the fed-, ,„anded $9.930.924. '
eral government by local governing W. B. Collie of Eastland
agencies. amended the senate bUl to provide
Ickes referred to the Louisiana | $65.000 during the next fiscal year
state assembly as a “Longislature." ! jqj. ^^rd building at the Abl-
Asked specifically if he would Hospital for Epileptics,
cancel the $1,800,000 allotment to j , , Ann
N« Ortizs lor a «wer pro)«t, The amendment aleo added M.400
Ickes said: * the first year and $7,756 the second
“I wouldn’t be surprLsed.” ^ year for salaries; $5,000 the firsi
He said “we did not make the al- ; $15,000 the second for ad-
By tlie Associated Press.
State and federal officials obtained first hand information about dust storms today while a silt and I sand haze hung over the nation's I dust bowl.
Arriving in tlie midst of a dust storm. M. L. Wilson. as&istAnt sec-iwtaty of agriculture, and Gov. Ali 1 rniers.
FOR'I WORTH. April 16.— (AP)— One prisoner was killed and two others wounded when jail guard Charles B. Miller opened fire during an attempt-,id break of eight prisoners from the Tarrant county jail early today.
Melvin Bowes, 33, fugitive from the Florida state prison, ind a criminal figure in various sections of the country, was slain.
Two Wmirwiid I ClareiK* B Bllllnfsley. 38. a Jockey held on charge* of theft and j burglsn, and James Lawrence Kirk.
■ .«scheduled for trial Thursday on robbery charges, were wounded ^ . Eight prisoners had .sawed tiw, bars of two cells, Jailers said, and | * manipulated the ccHnblnatlon of a j ; master lock box to liberate 18 prisoners in the cell block. Eight prts-however. retuawt to leave
LAI RA INGALLS
Seeks to Cut Air Speed Mark Held By Mist Earhart
Wallace In the Thick Of It: Answers Attack on Cotton Tax
WASHINGTON, Apnl 18.—(UP* —The senate today passed the Wheeler-Eastman bill pr> iding for regulation of motor busc: # cl trucks by the Interstate Ccmim ce Commission. It now goes to the house.
Passage of this controverted measure was achieved In record time considering the eight yeare the subject had been before congress. It was taken the floor and after less than an hour’s perfunctory discussion.
IRrst of a senes of measure.- to cocnrdinate federal control over all forms of transportation, the bill would require common carriers by I motor to obtain certificates of public convenience.
Rates also would be regulated.
I Contract motor carriers would , have to obtain permit* and brokers ; who engage in this business would I be licensed.
Ickes said Long’s proposed legislation “might create a situation In
dltlonal support and maintenance.
The total appropriatimi for Abilene State Hospital was $141,158, making the biennial appropriation total $724.596.
Senator T J, Holbrook succeeded
: WASHINGTON. April 16—
Henr>’ A. Wallace, philosophizing i secretary of agriculture, found hlm-5 self today m the very thick of a ; raging controversy involving the ^ whole future of vital parte of the i administration’s farm policies, i Pacing organised defiance by cot-! ton manufacturers in the north, new drouth dangers in the west, a bitter I attack by Governor Talmadge in 1 the south and congressicnal dtesat-; Isfactlon with his AAA amendments, i Wallace wa.s in the midst of the battle of his life.
The AAA, fighting back, gave indications of counting heavily on the
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Father of Local
in amendii^ the bill to add $120,000 i support of farmers to prevent ite
for an addition to the Galveston State Hobpital and $7.500 for equipping it during the next fiscal year;
woman »uccuniu» maintenance, repair* and
Mrs. Clarence C. Oowden. 2949 --—-
up only yesterday on south' Seventh street, and her si*- im/ If AtWCll
approval came today t Eleanor Connell of Mid- •JUliytf ww« ml« rw
Hears Insurance Suit In U.S .Court
land who was vi.*;ltlng her. were called to Midland Tuesday morning , because of the death of their fa- ! ther, W. N. Connell, veteran cattlf- i man.
Mr. Connell, who waa more than eighty vear of age. i* survived by his wife and four children. Bill Con-! nell of Nevada. Lady Connall of Hollywood. California and Mrs. Cow'den and Mi;* Connell.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced
policies from being altered beyond recognition. Chester C. Davis, farm administrator and one of Wallace's right hand men. declared he expected farmer* to come to AAA's mip-port.
Bring Fight Into Dpen Though without referring .specifically to any critics. Davis said that “since the farm program is a developing thing, probably it would be the healthief t move to bring this _____whole fight into the open right
^mal of * suit on i "Tn the long run. he said, farmers
insurance, ¡.tyled J. A. uunn va. own ticket and.
Employers Reinaurance Corpora- ,
a.s well organized
tion, started in United State* dUi- ^ lobby of proce.shors and di.s-
M. Landon of Kansas, started a survey of the stricken area at Colby, Ka«., Monday.
“We were lmpresi>ed with the need for even more vtgorou* action,” said Governor Landon after viewing the results of the listing program inaugurated to prevent soU blowing.
“Apparently it will be necessary to list not <Hily a great many more acres but the appropriation per acre must be much heavier because of the finam:ial condition of many farmers in the area that is blowing, i They are unable to work at soil control with an appropriation of I only 10 cent* per acre.”
Ccmimunitles far to the we.st of | the area were showered with dust; Mcmday. Schools were closed at Trinidad. Colo.; mountain hlghwav*
I were ^rouded by a dust fog, while ' at Grantville. in the western part ot Utah, airplane and motor car traffic was halted. Two army aviators from Scott field, Belleville, III,, were forced down by the dust at Ogden, Utah.
Basil Powell, 32, Dalharl, Tex., was killed near Springfield. Colo,, when his motor car was wrecked In a huge dust cloud.
Baca tount.y, Colorado, commi*-.sioners decided to api>eal to the Red Croa* for nurses to help care for Uie sick. Two of the three physicians in the county are themselves ill and unable to make calls.
Jailer Miller and E. M James, guard, who was unarmed, making their regular rounds
ALBOQUEfUaUE. W. M, April If,
monoplane, believed to be were i that of Leura Ingalls, trying for a when I transcontinentaf speed record, was
Bowes. Btlllngsley and Kirk sprang lighted over this city at 9:50 a. m, from a cell and attacked them. ; Mountain Standard time today.
Bowes, wielding an tron bar, bat- j The plane was traveling fait a* tered James mer the head a* Bil- j about 5.000 feet, so high that 1* llngsley jumped on Miller’s back, could not. be definitely Identified, the jailer» said. —-
Miller reacheii lu.s pistol, jerked LOS ANLrELBS. Apnl 1$.— it loose and shot Billingsley. He aura Ingalls roared away from wheeled and fired on Bowe.s. The. Union Air terminal early today In prisoner turned and ran toward the her black “mystery” plane in an at-
corner of a cell and fell dead He See JAILBKLAK. Page 3, Col. 8
LEAGUE WILL MAKE REBUKE :
France, Italy And Britain Present United Front
Fatal to Youth
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Govt. Ownership Of Ralls Sought
WASHINGTON, Apnl 16— lJP< — Senator Wheeler <D-Mont) intro- ; duced today his bill which would provide for government ownership and operations of railroads beginning Jan I. 1936.
Wheeler, chairman of the senate interstate commerce ccmimlttee, said in an interview that unless the bill was approved many road.v would face tinancial collap.se within a few mc«ith5
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New Era In Ocean ing to Begin Late Today
Fly- Supreme Court Jurists ' I Have Ruled Against His Wishes
State* district court here Tuesday morning before Judge William H. Atwell.
Judge Atwell expects to finish the; civil .suite now pending by Friday i but the court tenn will be continued indefinitely, It was indicated bv 1 court Rttaciir*.
i Considerable intere.st i* expected, i to be shown by oil refining interests ; throughout the country in trial of; the suit of the Sinclair Refining company vs. the Cosden Oil Corporation. set Thursday.
Sinclair asking damage* tor alleged infringements of patent* on various refining processes, known under the general term of the Donnelly process. The plalntUi’s Con-tentlcm is that it own* rights to processes incorporated in Co«clcn’.i new refining plani at Big Spring.
tributors fighting the AAA amend-ments and the proce.^ing taxes their
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US C of C Favors NRA Extension
Board to Meet
AUSTIN, April 16——Secretary of State Gerald C. Mann has called an initiul meeting of the .state planning board for Thursday.
Tlr earlv dale wa,- set at the rc-qui ‘t ol Go\»*n’.or Jame,s V. Allred, oil wlio.‘.p re< uinniendationh the leg-1,slature r, :abli. hcri the board chait a Tex.i leco’ ery and reaoui’ce con-servadofi course
ALAMEDA, Calif., Apnl 16—uP; —A new era in transoceanic traus- j portation will begin late today when the Pan American clipper takes off from its base here on the 2,400-mlle flight to Honolulu, iirsi leg of a commerical air service to the Far Ear.t.
The take-off time of the big seaplane was set fur 4 p m . *6 p. m. Central standard Timei unie.** weather condition.s over the Pacific should suddenly change. They were reported favorable this morning
No announcement was made of the expected arrival lime at Honolulu. but the clipper Im.- a cruising tpeed of 15(1 to 160 miles, an hour
BATON ROUGE. La . April 1«
—Senator Huey P. Long today .said definitely he would “advocate the imoeachment and removal” of three JmstkCf ol toui.slana'' m-pren.e eouit.
After stoimliig iigainst the justices before a meeting if the legislative tiou.se wavs and means committee declaring that thev “should be impeached”. Long later said he would definitely recommend srtch action by the legislature.
‘ I am going to advocate their impeachment and removal ” he remarked after taking hr ea; a>, the cammitte»* nound up it*; dclibera-tioii.';
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Prince Splendor Wins First Place In Abilene Purse
WASHINGTON. April 16.--0I' -Extension of NRA with modification* Umitmg lt^ operation to Interstate oommecre wa* recommended to congre* today by the Chamber of Commerce of the United
Henry I HHrriman. pre*ident of , the chamber, told the .tenAte finance committee hi* faith in the “basic principles” of NRA was unchanged. though too much had been , attempted under the original act. .
The scholarly appearing business, leader recommended a number of Chang.* in the law, including a limitation on Ite scope to “buslnes« en-
DALLAS, Apnl 16 — <UP) neral service* were plaimed for Reuben Franklin, 17, who died yesterday from tnjurle.s suffered while he wai, exiiiTlmentlng with a home-made gun.
An iron rod which Franklin waus using for a projectile struck him In one eye and penertated his brain.
KADKI IMHi-t'ATt HLR OKLAHOMA CUT. April 16—oVi — Another prosaic pur*ult speeded up by modern science; dog-catchiiig. The police radio will guide three dog catchers about Oklahoma City in a drive against stray dogs and to prevent rabies.
GENEVA. April 16 'UP» Great Bill am. Fiaiire and Italy adopted steam roller tactic.s today to force through the rouneil of the League of Nations a resoluUon strongly condemning Germany for re-arm- , ing in violation of the Ver‘^aí^e^ treatV
The Uiree iMiwer;-» adopted a fu m, united front and paswge of the resolution tomorrow was vlrtuall> assured.
The council adjourned wiUiout taking a vote .Wlien the vote th reached. Denmark and I*oland. who ; oppose such .strong condemnation of today aerinaiiy. priibably will abstain. A unanimous vote Is required, which the abstention* would permit.
tempt to siiatter Ameria Earhart a transcontinental speed record Hoping to span the continent in 15 houns or le.v,. the 120 pound avta-trix “gave the gun” to her new $40.-000 low wing mtmoplane a* It began its 2.447-mile non-stop da.<h to Floyd Bennett fteld at New York.
The tune of her take off was 5:10 m. <7.10 a m. Central Standard tune )
She CHtried a thermo« container of coflcc some buttermilk and saildwiche.'
Her proj*rtcd rouU* was via Al-buquei quf. N M, Kansas City, Clevclnnd and New York.
From here into the middlewest >h»‘ IihU L**od weatlier conditions And be«.Olid the skies were reported cleariui
Stanewliat nervous and uiiufcuaUy
tacituni. Miss Ingalls arrived at the field 4,*« minutes before departure
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Mahon to Seek
Believe Seven Killed In
HTBXLARTON. N 8. Apnl 16.— ipi—Swen men were trapped and believed killed and 189 fled to .safety today when an explosion ripped though the 1500-foort level of the AllaJi shaft of the Acadia coal company mine tlte blast tore down tipple .support,s. pouring tom of coal into teh shaft
WASHINGTGN. Apnl 16 - <A’ — Repre.seiUativ** Mahon iD-Fex» plan.s to appeal to Sccreury Ickes for a $100,000 allocation of PWA funds for a new survey of the underground water re.sourci* of the a a I huih plains ol Texas, with a view of iVline trrigaUng that »rci*
He a 1*0 hopes to confer with of-fidaLs ot the national planning planning btmrd. C. V Theis of the geological survey made a prellml-narv survey of the work last year.
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Under Jackie We.strope, the same , boy who will have a leg on him Bat- ■ gaged In or affecting interstate com-
urday la the $15.000 Texa* Derby, *'
Prince Splendor carried the maroon silks of T. C. Worden to victory
Monday in th. Abli™ ¿¡„.etTvelv or individually exists
race of an elght-evcnt card start- ^ into the law.
ing the final weex of the Arlington Harrlman *aid there was a dhd-Down* .spring meet. ¿ion of opinion within the chamber
Running the Waggoner course in j gm^ntine power to impose limlt-1 08 4-5. Pnncp splendor won by fodC' bu» he fell the president half a length frosn Leo J- ^•»'k.s should have authr-ruv to impose who!sleeper, MarmFaa The winner wa* codes regulating child lab»jr maxl-I well supported and paid mutuels of j mum hours, mimimum wage* and » 1 $4 80. $3.50 and $3 50. ' «»iloctive barfaining
GOV. ALLRED TAKES ACTION TO RETURN WHITE MEN TO CAMP
Wires Sweetwater Officials From Washington That He Has Protested To the Federal Authorities
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vora the open *hop. He added that 8WEETWA1*ER, April meet wl»h sue
the right of employees to bargain James V. Allred wired Sweet-
water ofilclal* from Wadilngton this morning that he wa.-; entering a protest with federal authorttle.v againrt traii.*fer of wrtilte CCC ea-rolleeh from the Lake Sweetwater camp and replacing them with negro war veterans enroUee*
City Manager Sam Both well and i«ahrr leaders «xj,)rci>»cd th' opmiom
cess in ii few day*.
Actltig Governor Wa^i* r Woochil had been given Sweetwater * protest Monda- by telephone and had
promiM’tl TO look Ulto th« nuittei a< oiiee
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