Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 17, 1935, Abilene, Texas
®he Abilene Bail? 3i^eporter
“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron
VOL LIV. Full Leased
.W. «BHEKE. T€XA~rwED«ESO.t. »PBIL 17. 1935-SIXTEEI. P.6ES Edmi» .1 TH. AM.,. Mrt.. New.)
Barrymore’s Wife Leaves Home
Hollywood wondered about the next step in the affairs of John Barrvmore and hLs wife, the former Dolores Costello of the films, after »he moved out of their home for a new residem-e. Meanwhile It was «Id Barrvmore hadn’t been home for months. They are shown in a •amily froup with their two children- (Associated Press Photo).
Compromise Bonus Bill Is Offered In Senate
illfifllSON PUN Death Penalty For |lS PUNNING IWoodul Urges
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Measure Provides For Optional Redemption of Certificates: President Is Silent on Matter
W. R. Hildreth Is Convicted After Brief Trial In Ice Pick Killing
Miss Stanford New Chairman of Texas Rural Supervisors
TO FIGHT OIL CONTROL BILL
AUSTIN. April 17 t>Pi—The death penalty asses.sed W. R. Hildreth in
_Howard county on conviction of
WASHINGTON, April 17.— murder of his wife. Mrs. Docia Hil-(UP)—-A compromise bonus drcth was aifirmed today by the bill was introduced in the sen- court of cnirinal appeals
»te today uoder circ«msUnc.s
indicating that it would receive m Big Spring last
White House approval if pass- ocotber l. Testimony showed he ed hv ronirress objected to his wife attending
ed by coni^ess
President Rooievelt at a permission.
press conference declined to -
comment on the bill. Hildreth hajt been in jail at Big
Tlie bill was Introduced by Sen.. spring since hi* trial. Veteran law-Pat Harrison (D-Mi**». most active yens declared at the time of the of adminisStratlon leaders in seek- trial that it probably wa* the briefing a settlement of the troublesome pst hearflng to end in as.sesRment bomw question. of the extreme penalty l>elti in
i The measure doe.s not provide Im- West Texas since the early days, mediate cash pavment of the bonus. Hildreth was found three hours but offers a method for <H>tlonal after his wife was found dying on conversion of adjusted service cer- the floor of their home. He had tificates attempted to cut his wrists. A
Veterans would be able to sur- neighbor who discovered him in his render their certificates and receive garage when he drove his car Into 3 per cent negotiable bonds which Uve building, a grocer to whose they could convert Into cash at store Hildreth was taken and who current values. called officers, the doctor who ex-
1 ’The bill dates the adjusted .'>ervice amined the woman’s w'ounds. the certificates from Nov. 11. 1918. in- sheriff who arrested him and Hil-stead of from 1925, thus bringing dreth’s eldest son and eldest daugh-' them to maturity In 1938 instead of ter were the state witnesses. There ^,g45 was no cross examinaJtlou. When
It carries a deciaratiou of policy the state rested, Hildreth’s court-again.st general pension legislation appointed attorneys announced they such as plagued the government i had no testimony to Introduce. Hil-afier the Civil war. dreth changed his plea to guilty.
While the white house has not muttering, *T ask the mercy of the committed itself in favor of the court; I am sorryv" The jury gave bill, Harrison has .said it would not him death after a brief deliberation, be vetoed by the president If ap- ^ Mrs. Hildreth suffered more than proved by congress. a dozen deep stab wounds from an
Supporters of the Patman bill for ice pick which, jerked from its han-immedlate cash payment of the die, was found imbedded In her
Extra Guards Are Posted In Columbus Pen
Big spring Slayer
\A/U^ A ffirmorl
COI.l'MBl’S, Ohio, April 17 — (AP)—Emergency guards rushed within the walls of Ohio penitentiary today in connection with a passive rebellion by mere than convict», but Warden J. C. Woodward denied therr was any trouble.
The warden »»id the extra guard». 42 from the night force and five special men, would be used in the prison »hop» ‘if and when” the striking prisoner» decide to return to work. They went on strike Monday, saying their only grievance wa» against the state parole board, which they charged with delay In releasing convlcta
Most of the strikers he talked with this morninf said they were willing to return to work, the warden reported. Almost three hours after the warden went inside the walls, however, there was no indication that the convicts would return to their post«.
W oodul Urges Revenue Bills
AUSTIN. April 17.—tUPi—Acting i Istration supporters joined In the
Oov. Walter Woodul, Speaker Coke house action.
_Stevenson and legislator« joined to- ‘ This durn fellow from Houston
Pnmnaninn nf Hnnripmn- unprecedented move to tWooduD gets in tlie govern«-»
bompanion OT uuiiuemil ; tape and to prevent a «pe-i chair during his absence and up
aH Rav Hamiltnn fiivp*» clal .session. * comes this thing." said Rep. Al-
eu ndy ndlMlllUII Uivco Wooduis recommendation, the belt Daniel of Crockett. "Tf« only a
I In Withnilt A P i fl h t house voted 118 to 10 to suspend scheme to kill tax bills. It’s a trap
up ffilMUUi lA y obstructing rules and act today, and of the .sales tax advocates In the
Whpn TranDGd tomorrow on eight bUls that Chair-; senate "
man Walter E Jones of the revenue Rep. George Moffett of ChilU-"I ^ii rapy committee said would rat.ve $17.- cothe, admlntetrallon supporter, re-
DENTON, April 17. (Ar) 500.000 and btdance the budget. piled; “We ought not to mix this
Ralph Fulls, youthful recent riie bill.» with one exception, levy ‘ up with who is in the governor s nmninir mate of Raymond no new tax. Tlicy increa.se no tax of fire, or if there l.s an>*#>dy there." Uor«tTtnw intn a tran and rates, but .stop gaps through which “The whole se.sslon ha.s been a
Hamilton, fell into a trap a non-t«yer.s escape gasoline, beer, prolonged filibuster." said Rep. Wtl-meekly submitted to oiriceri p,g,irette gross producUon, and oe-1 Ham A. Sehofner of Temple. 'Til
at Lake Dallas, four miles east rupation Uxe». The single new tax go right down the line and vote of here, early today-—a few proposed is on hard liquors. for the tax bills, too. but let’s sal-
In Governor Allred s absence was asserted and denied. Many admin-
fJlRMERS WILL SUPPORT TAX
hours before he planned to rob the Prosper, Texas, bank.
The Collin county \-outh was cap- 1 ^ intangible taxes. All failed to tured by three Denton police offi- the necessary two-thirds vote, cers after he topT^ed his speeding That the movement was a revolt automobile into a ditch of a blind lane on “Millionaire's Island," a Lake E>alla* pleasure re.»ort.
He jumped from the machine, hands upraised and cned-“Don’t shoot boys. I'm the man you want and I wont make any , trouble.”
Officers Luther Alien. Roy Moore and Sam Gentry, who had pursued him four miles in a spirited chase , from r>enton. dU»rmed him and 4 rushed him here.
Before daybreak the officers Prf)h9Q|y cruised about the city in hope.» of' catching a glimpse of the fugitive.
They went to Lake Dallas and were returning wh«. they passed PulU* automobile.
The officers recognised
Separate resolutions were offered vage this much of the session. No to speed consideration of an in- i wonder the people think the leglsla-rreaaed sulphur tax. a chain store ture is dominated by the third tax. and Income tax. and revision
“We ought not to have a special aeasion." Sehofner added. “There will have to be a special
Kee REVENl E. Page I&. Col. S
Will De« ported From France As Undesirables
Aerial Trail Blazer Lands In Pearl Harbor In Becord Time
-----^ PARIS. April 17.—(UP)—Robert
from Phot«raphs and .„d Marjorie Swtte. young Amerl-
HONOLULU. Hawaii. April IT.— (UP)—The Pan-American cliw*er
TfPkanQ Plan naoital Trio Ws machine up to 70 mllw an
l«xans nan uapildl him reached Lake Dalla*. There
he turned Into a road leading on to
to Defend AAA
car around In pursuit. Fulta step^d ^ commercial air trmil
end of Prance’s greatest espionage Pacific ocean, landed In
.««.m In .n Inlnm.- ; H«bor « I0:J1 ^
tlonal e.splonage gang, they won today after a triumphal flight over their freedom under a clause In the the city of Honolulu.
“Millionaire’s Island.” a strip of land that projects into the waters of the lake.
Pults skidded his
penal rode which permits leniency
...... ^ ^ PLATNVIEW. April 17.—(;P>—Ar-
bonus" which has passed the house, hip. Her eldest daughter, residing rangements were betne made today ...............
opposed the compromise but may next door, heard her screams. She | ^ delegation of Texas fanners of the road and for defendants whose confessions
find it Is the only type of bonus testified that a.s she entered her, to visit Washington May 23 In officers stopped nearby. They implicate others ______
—— Icfislation puasibie. Vff-erans‘ or- ! parents* home her father, leavli^, | port of the proces.slng tax and <Hh- twice at the fleeing youth Both were found guilty at the , ig pours and 81 minutes,
A.*/oxrlAri 1 QOA ganlsations also would prefer Im- said. "Go In there, she needs you " 1 principles of the present AAA ! jp eff«t to halt him final hearing today in the I3th cor- shattering all speed records tor air
UdIiBS AWarOCCl lyoo Wieei, pavment but may sur- “He’s killed me this time.” set-up.
quoted her mother as saying. She'
•Hie clipper sldp. a four-mot«ed monoplane, completed the 3400-mile over-water h<^ from Alameda,
Mrs. Hair, Miss Watkins Other Officers
i render to the compromi.se.
Oppose Thomas Plan; Kansas Favors It
Miss Madge Stanford, Taylor county supervisor, was elected chairman of Rural School Supervisors of Texas in closing session of the sixth annual conference here Wednesday morning, Mrs. W. nklAhnma > ptimary supervisor In
Bell county, w'as named vice-chairman, and Miss Leland Watkins of Dallas, secretary-treasurer.
halt him ______ . . _
He clambered out of the car and r«;tiotial court, but their 18 months travel between the United States C. H Day of Plainvlew, chair- pleaded for hit life. ip prison, the judge» held, covered | Honolulu
In a statement explaining his died in a few minutes. qj the Texas cotton advisory 1 “Are you Ralph Pulte?” one of gentences they should serve. Paster time could have been remeasure. Harrison said: Mrs. Hildreth was the mother of | committee, said about 250 farmers i the officers asked.
“The bill seeks to amend the a large family. Testimony showed' p^ppably would make the trip. The “Yes,” he replied meekly
world war adjusted compensation that Hildreth had served a jail term | represents about 300,000
act of May 19, 1924, so as to per- for aggravated aasault upon his'
-wife. The killing occurred when he
It was expected that both would ytered by the dipper ship, but the be expelled from the country at j crew of six veteran Americans vol-
untarily "wasted” more than a half
See BONUS, Page 5, Col. 4
^ returned home and became angry ' when his wife was preparing to at-: tend a movie, to which their son
Wa* In .Mla»t»»lppl
cotton farmers. Day said repre- had been in pri.son since hour ilyin? over Honolulu to ^low
sentatlves of the growers of other Hamilton during recent Mlsslssipp time, 1933 when agenU i crowds to view the ship In flight.
commodities and of other agricultural states would be Invited to
«■as employed In the theatre, had p. ’’.„d t«ro other com- Palla» FUQIIIVCS
Call For Bids
On School Lands go to Washington
_younger child, according to witness- i ^ arrange audiences with
AUSTIN. April 17 — <^i — J. H. **’ ... 1 President Rooo»evelt, Secretary
.TTZIT n « s of the French .surete generale. In Despite thtó fsct. the clipper beat
See RALPH fULTH, Page 5, Col. ^ of raid» that startled Paris, the prrvlous_ record time by six
Dallas was .elected tor the 1936 Walker, land commMoner^^^.«- Slaying
WASHINGTON. April 17 —itPi—
California and Oklahoma oil Interests blasted away at the Th<mwi chairman; R _
petroleum control bill today W'hlle county, vice-chairman, and
convention. Denton and Austin also nounced today that bids on extended Invitations. Iea«.e8 on certain public lands in 15 Qgcg je Hnheld
Retiring officers are Mis».s Mary counties would be received May 20 ____
6hipp Sanders of John.son county. Counties In which leases were of-
E. L. Jones of Bell fered were Archer, Bastrop. Bra-
Wallace and congressmen from agricultural states.
arrested the first of the fanciful hours and 17 minut«. gang whose spy artiviUes had been planes formerly held the rec«d of
Sought Near Waco th. umi^
guUt. IIZ mil. by llulc. «tur per- 81.1« ... pl.mu-d to_con.pletc the
WACO. April 17. Bratcher
AUSTIN, April n— (UP) — The
.................... - Mrs. i^rla. ^ias‘.“l^t<^r. OamesTHarris. court of criminal api^als today re-
KHiisas sid^d with proponents and claude D. Cotten of Tom Green Jefferson, Jones. Montgomery. Pec- permiss^ for fihng a
Tex^ prepared to wage a tremen- —(v . er.r.rv-trca.surcr «t.rr stonewall. Ward and Cal- motion for rehearing in t?
He said the trip was being plan- ; mle English Bryant, who ned as an answer to present «gan- from the Dallas county jail Sur^ y. lied opposition to certain basic fea- were believed to be In hiding ne
mr« of tho pr<'«nt «t.up. , her, ,ho p»lrols
.April n.-iUPi-John by .
...o. o.^orm. .
^ dous fight aBain.»t any new legLsla-^^llon.
Meanwlulc. Governor Allred. At-
reu^'rtm" " u. Nirthw«! W.eo, reierrf.
cp“po«,.on ’to oper.Uon M_the pl.h
^TofT.'.ny S«.’.Tr^ ei.n"r ‘ ^ “> ‘»e hi.
held «""accomplices with them in ^ ‘
a plot stranger uwm Iktlon.
The two women who gave birth
ancient islands that airmail has ia*en landed here.
The clipper had 10,000 pounds
torney Gcmtal William McCraw Methodist university, Dal-
and Chairman E. O. Thompson of the Texao railroad eommi.H-sion Its- , tened intently, oticaslonally taking notes and shaping their te.stimony for late today Robert L. Patterson, represenu-tive of Governor Frank Merrlam of California, told the senate mine« committee today states should n(^ surrender their sovereignty and declared he believed the bill would be found unconstitutional.
Rush M. Blodget. who identified himself as a California independent producer, said a referendum of operators in his state showed 249 against the measure and five for.
“The Thomas bill as prop<x>e(l concerns grcnt waste.' he said. "Wr have no pn>aic8l waste at all in
ty. xcretary-treasurer. os. Starr. Stonewall. Ward and Cal- motion for rehearing m inc em- opposition to operation « me pi.n The two women wiio gavr eollecu>rs paid from
i. Stanford, Taylor county « houn. bezzlement appeal of C. E Held- senator George f« ea-; to babies in prison were sentenced ^
supervisor, i. completing her Ingsfelder Sr., Houston attorney beneflU from the $4.-. «momoblle and ... , Uie plane.
th vear In the position. She ts NEW WACO MAYOR Heldlngsfelder was convkted at -- caped, See HMIT/FK. I’age la. i ol. 3 P .
ftduate of McMurry college and WACO. April 17 VP. -Joseph W, C^rgetown on * change of ye^e. TAX. Page 15. Col. 8two on foot, ne sao. Oorsan Tn RpPfllllfi
Resolution Rebuking Reich For
A panel di: i iis.Mon of the underly-bec tONVIM ION, Page 5. ( ol. 4
JUDGES GIVEN NEW CHANCE
Long Won’t Oust Trio They Behave Selves
Hale, lawyer and trustee of Baylor He now is serving a ten year term, university, was elected mayor of A 30 5'eani murder sentence given Waco by the city commission last A. M. White in Coryell county in night to succeed John Sheehy. 8am the fatal shooting of P. H. iPlnk) , Johnson was named mayor pro-tern. Milton in Comanche county was af-
^ V firmed, but Justice Prank Hawkins
A witness had been asked if he \ knew tiic general reputation ol White as a bootlegger The trial; judge Instructed the jury to disregard the question, but Justice Hawkins «Id a verdict so much above the minimum sentence should not stand after a jury had heard the question.
Regan To Become Governor Tonight
ACQUITTAL IN LIQUOR CASE
If Walden Testifies Warrant Not Properly Signed
Rearming Adopted By League
GENEVA. April 17.-The council of the League of Nations adopted a resolution today condemruiig
BATON ROUGE La April 17 — A majority caucuf of the Louis-Caiifomla.' ouT stateto do tana ^egi^lature aiinouhkPd today better than wv have done and that that no linmcdiHtr action would be will be better than we could do un* taken against three Ju^tí<'< .s of the
a-iuitor COM.,,115 ,D- th„at,n,d y«-
Tex) that if the Callfonua oil in- terday with impeachment by Sena-dustry wanted an oil control law. It tor Huey P. Long
Flep. Edmund O. Buike ol New Orleans, chairman «f the caucus which met thi.s morning, issued a written statement declaring im-
Swindling Charge Against Abllcnlan 1«
could get it.
W H. OciH. another California in-
See OIL BILL, Page 15. Uol. 1
N\II()’‘ AL l-F AGI. t
Nr\» York at Bf-.ton. ' otf.
SI ! Mji H' ChiiHLu (Old
BrouLlvn ! Plilladrlplii.. cold \MI IlH AN I FAGl F Cleveiaud at St Loui». nun.
An instructed verdict of not guilty for J. W. Preacher. Abilenian charged with po.sse.sion of whw-key, was returned b ' a I04lh dis-irict court jury this rat nilng Judge W R. Chapman ordered acquittal when Lind&ay P Walden, justice of the peace, testified to is-.suing the w'arrHtit bet ore getting an affidavit from two officers who made the search, as lequired by law. Walden «id iliai J R. I'««
.signed an affidavit before the raid, but that the affidavit of Constable Charles Piatt was signed after the pearhment proceedings would not be been made. Lee and
started at thus tune bf'cau.se "we pfgit, were two of the officers on "„r" IiVrT' .he dav%
have tried so hard not to give tlie tbe raiding pa.ty. t^jlden was call-i ___
state the name of imtjcaching any J ,-d to the stand by the defendant
Officers testified to finding 30 plnhi of V I ithed in the
Preacher house » fe-,v «eck.H ago.
Floyd Alexsn.ier r»'’'’ded guilty to
«bl.«»* *n4 vinnttj ClGuày »n«l .«IS*«-toiiigM. T»ur*i*.'. i.«7ly clourty to tlouSy roid*r.
W>8t lOUth meriUme
(olrttr toiint»« Thuri-
Charges of swindling was to be filed Wedne.sday afternoon against'
an Abilene wrnnan .arrested 7^^*’!Thur«i«y p*r •. day night at a Hickory street re.si- | eWuSy, coi«i«r m *outh
The charge is in c<mnection with tiie giving of a $16 check to Ei'nest Grissom, Inc.. Saturday, in payment for articles of clothing purchased.
'JTip bank Monday refuhed to honor the check, saying the account tm which it had i^'en drawn waa closed
Germany for her violation of the Versailles trtaty by re-srming. and
then appointed a committee to devise economic and financial penalties by international acUon against futuio treaty violators. ,
Denmark abstained. because condemnatory and pumtne.
France Great Britain and Italy,' n gives the league.s formal bev^-Joint .sponsors of the resolution, j ing to continued eff rt» by Bnuin would not sof‘ . the condemnation
AUSTIN, April 17—' UP)—Acting Governor Walter Woodul left at noon today by plane f« DaiUu, en route to Oklahoma City to deliver Gov. E. W. Marland Texas’ rmtifl-caiion of the interstate compact league covenant m«e effective m »gamftt oil wa.ste. the organization of security, and to Governor Woodul was to sp^d define particularly the economic and tonight at DallSH, continuing to C»-financial measure- which might be inhoma City early tomorrow He applied, should, in the future, a been invited to addrchs a join* state, whether a member of the Oklahoma ^ legislature
league or not. endanger peace by di- deliver su mviiation to Texas’ rect repudiation of ID international (.<.„iennial celebration m 1936. obligations ' He plans to return to Aturtui
But Uie resolution wa.^ not alone „ig^t
He »niiounced, however that the '‘Irgiblnture r.-ui be .uid tuoMt prub-tblv will he called lo ad a.s the cir-
beie Jl DGLb. Pa«« 18» Got I i See AUOUIITAL. Page 15, CoL $
Officer.» from Winters and Ballinger were here today, in connection with similar cafe.» in thrlr townf Tlie woman tia*- adniUtert operating in Sweetwater San Angelo Winters and Aoilene, prilice said.
Dry isermow'""-fttlaiiv* humigid
Duriuf Woodul'« absence. Ken Regan of Pecoe. president pro tempore of the Texas senate, will act as governor of Texas.
Childress Woman Stabbed With Pick
CHILDRENS, April 17-4’ Mrs. W E Stroud. 47. waa twir death
------, , ,K«*rY, todav irom wounds in the region of
AuKtralia and Portugal. ' tion to Germany imd gainst the im- . inflicted wlUi an Ice pick.
Thus there wa* a 13 to 0 vote and j position of penaltie», for future wo- officers held her huslBand from
r»." - I 5-" rirj“
bed in the hou^. viiffertnf irom a , large doise of an aauaeptic.
France and Italy, to seek rapprochement with Germany and thus consolidate peace.
DelegaC#» «peak One by one in turn, the delegate.» on the council of the league rose to give their reeso n tor their votes.
At the clone of yesterda.v's meri-Tur'kpy * lU^y IpŸsnce. Gréât Britain, ! ing. th'* council of 14 WHf »pUt three SIX Po,a7d. C..,,h»l«v.k,., I M.'"« U,,
of Germany for violating the treaty in decreeUig compulsory army i»erv-Ic« and inaugurating a military air
Tho»e who voted for the resolution were Argentina. Chile. Mexico. Spain.
!1 all the earth'.»
» t,n action was formally condemned.
Under the resolution, the league council viu .set up » committee to measures to render the
wilh Germany, decided to vote loi Urn LEAGUE, Pa«« 15, iai. 4