Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 22, 1935, Abilene, Texas
Wk Mene ®aílp toorter“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”-ByronS. VOlTu^ Fu« Le«8«i Wire, of Aeeoeiated Pr«. ((^) UriHed Pths (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. MONDAY. APRIL 22. 1935- TEN PAGES
(Evening Edition ol The AbHene Morning News)
NUMBER 164Sheriif And 25 Others Are Indicted
Death toil 3,000 In Quake In Formosa
DRAMATIC SCENES AS DOOMED MAN HARANGUES CROWD
the vlctUn of hi« alleged criminal assault. Mrs. Ma»-iorte John^n, Thrbov» In the cro^. “This is i lesson to you/* he
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with noose waltln* stands behind him. Mrs. Johnson, his accuser. Is shown below. _
TO PROBE VOTE AT STAMFORD
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By WENDELL BEUICIIEK Reporier-News Staff CotTespondent
ANSON, April 23.--Thorough, Im-
impartlRl investigation into alleged gambling and rumored law violations connected with our last city
ÏÏ.CHSRGES li RING IN
partial investigation and a report to | election held April 2
the court of all Its finding of an investigation Into the Stamford city . election of April 3 was ordered here this morning by Judge W. R. Chapman in his charge to the Jones
We believe civic integrity of our city, purity of voting privilege and the right of a free people can great-Iv be served by such an investigation. It will clear away the fog of
Populous Sections Ofico;^;; Japanese Island Pos session
Fires Break Out
114011 lit Alia VAA€a*|hV aw uaaa w**'-«» - - — * 4
county grand Jury empanelled for i dlstruRt that ha« arisen here If no term of 104th district ' wrong has been done and it will
Citing the sufficiency of state laws to cover various types of Illegal voting as well as gambling
result in projicr punishment wrong has been committed."
PresenUllon of the petition was caused by widespread rumors ccn-
legai voting as weii as gamonng ! tnusru uy .u,
I Q iri WSQtP* upon outcome of elections, the terlng upon the recent voting for L d I U f»dblC, ^ petition signed by ap- election of a police chief of Stam-
proxlmately 300 citizens of Stamford.
Language of the petition:
"As citizens of SUmford wc re-
TAIHOKU, Formoia, April .... __________ ______________
22—Fires broke out today m spectfully ask the court to charge
election of a police chief of Stamford George Flournoy. Stamford’s ehlel since the town was founded in 15)00, was declared elected with 519 votes to 426 for W. N. Kinney
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Asked To Step Out, Postmaster Balks
Sweetwater Exercised Over Letter From Branch To Dan Shields
VALLEE SOCKS COIN JOSSER
HecMf Takes Flight After Fistic Encounter
ScoutS) to Hold Court ol Honor A 7:80 Tonight
AbUene scoutma»,ters. scouts, iraap commiitgomen and scout officials
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J„ April 22. (UP)—Rudy Vallee. gracefully waved his baton before what he believed was a 100 per cent friendly audience.
A male dancer wa> getting warmed up in a solo number when a penny jingled at hu feet. It wasn t dropped, but tnrown in a alighting gesture Rudy continued to wave his baton.
Another c«n flew on the stage, then a third. Rudy appeared perturbed.
“They're not for you. piped up a young man u. the audience “They re for the dancer 1 don't like him.
The orchf:ira stopped and m did 1 the darner “Cut it out ordered Rud.v.
Oh, yeah, from tTe heckler.
Well here on^ tor you The penny jingtexi at feet.
Special to the Reporter.
SWEETWATER, April 32.— The Sweetw'ater citizenship was exercls-1 ed today over the postmastership situation.
Dan Shields, incumbent, is a republican wliose four-year term ex-. pires next January 1 Saturday he received a letter from the postoffice department, signed by Harliec Branch, second assistant postmaster general, offering him the opportunity to resign immediately and stating that if he did not lake advantage of the opportunity he would oe removed from the office when his successor is named.
Sluelds said today he has not j resigned and will not do »0, He asserted he has a contract with the government to be postmaster for four years; has given competent service and teen fair to employees and public, and will stand on the contract.
Busmeas Men Act.
Petitions were being circulated to- t day, signed by buaine.*^- men, ad- | dressed to Jsmes A. Parley, po^-i master general, and Congressman! Thos. L. Blanton, asking that
^Abilene Dust a Headache to Memphis, Tenn.
Maybe It’s the type of aoil or the shape of the particle* but Ihe clouds of dust that setUed ever Abilene last week have been identified by one weather prog-nosticator.
The foUowin* news dispatch appeared under a Memphis. Tenn. dateline of April 11: “Memphians awakened to a darkened erty and a new expert-ence today—a mild dust storm. Meteoroloffist F. W. Bri-st said the dust came from Abilene, Texas. There was no damage, except an occaaionai headache.” Abilene to approximately TOO miles from Memphis and how Mr, Brist identified H a* Abilene sand to little short of miraculou*.
the ruins of several northwestern Formosa communities where violent earthquakes Sun-day killed at least 2,793 per-sons and injured about 12,000.
Streams of injured continued to straggle into the emergency hospital centers, while army carrier pigeons brought reports hourly of further devastation in remote sections.
Two Severe Shocks. j
Two terrific earth shocks shook |
I the populous sections of this Japa- j 1 neae Island possession at dawn Sun- ! day, sending hundreds of flimsy dwellings crumbling about their sleeping Inhabitants. In many villages not a building was left standing. Entire families lost their lives.
Hundreds of persons, trapped in debris, cried for help. Frantic re-l lief workers, tivelr efforts handlcap-, ped by ImufficWnf equipment, were ! able to reach only a small percentage of the injured.
An army battalion stationed at Taichu in the center of tb' ravaged i area, sent out 50 relief parties to, ) set up field dressing staltons.
Governor General Kenjl Naka-gawa of Formosa announced 18,000,-
000 yen (about $4.500.000» in Japa-neee government funds was available to aid the victims of one of the worst catastrophes in modern Oriental history.
It was understood that Emperor Hirochito also was to make a dona-Uon from the privy purse.
Fires Break Out.
Recurring after-shocks combined with the outbreak of fires and the
1 wailing of the Injured and home-
the grand Jury to make a thorough, Hee VOTE PROBE, Page 9. Col. *
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Rhode Island Senator Wounds and Chester Davis Give Views
Another Son Badly; Was Crazed By Long Illness
Editors Note: The controversy
over the cotton preccMung tax has ■
moved to the for© m big news. An
authoritative outline of pros and
cons of the subject to contained In
the foiiowing articfes written for the
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BV JESSE H. METCALF, Lnlted States Senator from Rhode Island.
(CoejHgat. IBM, by I'm.)
WASHINGTON. April 32—By virtue of an unusual and unwise power given him by congress, the secretary of agriculture has imposed a processing tax on cotton amounting to 4 2 cents per pound. This tax Is more than 1-3 of the value of raw cotton and equals 40 per cent
less converted the period following; partment of agriculture for cotton
i the two main quakes into a nightmare of terror.
Men, women and children wandered throuf!i the debris shouting the names of lost relatives. The
gee QLAKE. Page 9. Col. I
S. Angelo Doctors, ........
Druggists Enter Kennamer Heard Pleas oi Guilty
$30,000 BLAZE AT SEMINOLE
Nee POBTMASTEK, Page 9. Col. *
Five Are Killed
In Auto Wrecks
Nine Business Places Town Are Destroyed
By the Associated Presi.
Five person.s were killed and at to SSS.OOO.
8FM1NOLE. April 22 <4’»—Fire early this morning destroyed nine business location.» here and caused a damage thst may exceed $30,000
least 30 injured in autom(H)lle accidents over the week-end.
William A Scliaper. 30, of Galveston was fatally injured Saturday night in an auto collision in the Oaheston residential district Mis,» Melbii Jones 23. of Tyler, was killed and five person> injured, one critically. In a highway accident near Dallav Saturday.
Jonf.s of Mathis was killed
Starting in the Palace cafe building. the flames spread rapidly and soon .swept the .M)uth half of the block on the west side of the courthouse square. The burned area is from the C. C Clothes and Son drug store south to the corner.
SAN ANGELO. April 22 —
Ten defendanu, including a half dozen physicians and pharmacists on narcotic charges, entered pleas of guilty in federal court here today, .Judge William H. Atwell deferred ' passing sentence until later, i The defendants held on narcotic ‘ charges are Dr C. B Quinton. Dr. R H Undley. and Dr. D. L. Hesa, and Pharmacists C 8 Galloway, L. M. McAlister and J. T. Llndley, son of the doctor A simliar charge i against Paul M.. Galloway was dts-' missed _
James Anson Llovd, Julius T. ■ Guthrie and Sam H Slate entered guilti plea-s to counerfeltlng charges and rlaude W Fambrough, alia.» I Red Fitzsimmons, entered a guUty pies to retail sale of liquor without ; payment of the special government tax. __
CHICAGO, April 22—(/?*•—Apparently craised by illness, William Gardner, a bank teller, grabbed a gun and went on a mad death spree in his suburimn La Grange Park home early today, killing his daughter and on© son and seriously wounding another acm.
OMtvlucr was c«j'*urod. but an* before Chief of Police Edward Jones I of the suburban force summoned I peinforcements to aid him in sub-; dulng the man.
I The dead were Rita Jane Gardner, 20. and her brother, Gerard, 14 Kenneth Gardner, 17, was wounded.
Jones said the father fired ten shots. He first directed hi* fire at . his daughter and Gerard Kenneth, awakened by the shots, grap-but fell back seriously wounded with a bullet in his abdomen Mrs Gardner, who Jones »aid 1 also had been ill, was asleep during the shooting and was uninjured The officer said Gardner had threatened his family on previous I occasions,
I Gardner wa.s a teller at the First i National Bank of Chicago where he I had been employed, according to ! Albert C. Keck, an official, for more i than 25 years.
Keck said Gardner had a nervous breakdown some time ago. but apparently recovered only to suffer a recurrence of the ailment. Recently he was given a two months’ leave of absence. Keck .said.
The bank official said Gardner, Rw Jiirnr« as far as he knew, had no particular
Jlirifril womes and that there had
never been any difficulty with accounts handled by the man
<rf the pay rolls of our cotton mills. , .
In addition to this tax. the admin- j ,
utr.fi«« h.. •.t.hiuh.H . in.n »ertously wounded i
istration has established a loan , value of 12 cents a pound for raw j cotton ano has increased the cost of cckton manufacture through the cotton textile codes.
Money obtained from the cotton processing tax is used by the de-
beneflU, largely to pay farmers to plow under part of their cotton fields.
This program is rapidly destroying both the domestic and foreign market for raw cotton. Since August of last year 71 mills, em-
g*© COTTON TAX. Page I, Col. 6
Sheriff Len Irvin, His Son Driscol and Deputy Walraven Are Among Those Named
FORT WORTH, April 22— —(AP)—A fe(ieral indictment Afainst Sheriff J. L. (Len) Irvin of Lamb county, and 25 others charged with dealing in untaxed liquor was made public here toiiay.
Among others indicted were Chief Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Walraven of Lamb county, Driicol (Dirty) Irvin, son of the sheriff; Vernon Herman, who Saturday was indicted for perjury, and his mother, Mrs. Bill Herman.
Shrriff in Fort Worth.
Sheriff Irvin came here from his hiwne in Littlefield Sunday to “straighten out this business.” He considered it a poltlcal move. He was accompanied by his son. Walraven and two other Lamb county cltiacns. A. D Melton and Millard Phillips.
The sheriff was accused of protecting bootleggers and of "aelllng liquw privileges in Lamb county over a period trwn 1926 to 1935 He al.so was alleged to have threatened federal agents.
Eleven counts in the 23-page indictment charge the defendants with itoolatinf the U. S. internal revenue law through poeaeatotm o£ (W certjiMI Ml the business of I distniers. manufacture irf liqudi. poaseasion of mash, trausportation, and in transporting, concealing, aid in concealment, carrying on the • business of retailer liquor dealers, carrying chi the business of wholesale liquor dealers, and conspiracy.
The Indictment lists overt acts, the earlier occurring in 1926 when Sheriff Irvin allegedly gave the late Bill Herman exclusive rights to wholesale liquor in Lamb county for the sum of $2oO a month. The indictment charges 4hat Sheriff Irvin told Herman that he would raid anyone "tha* was not purchasing their whiskey and other liquor from Bill Herman
It was charged that the sheriff, once visiting at the Herman residence. hid when he saw some customers ccHning into the place; that on another cxcasion he pretended to .search the house in order to impress certain persons who had come to buy whiskey.
The Indictment alleges that m 1927 Sheriff Irvin agreed to allow Bill Herman to set up and operate a whiskey st ,11 “for consideration to be paid In money; that on some date
TULBA, Okla., April 32 Phil Kennamer, son of Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamer, was brotiht from state’s prison at Mc-Ale.ster to Tulsa thi.s morning to testify before a grand jury investigating the mysterious shooting of Sidney Bom. Jr.. and the slaying of John F. Oorrell. Jr.. for which Kennamer is serving s 25 year sentence.
Young Kennamer went before the grand jury at 9 a. m.
No one was permitted to speak to the youth a.s he entered Uie courthouse. accompanied by Deputy Sheriff John Burnett and Bud Brentfield, prison .sergeant.
W. F <Dixie) otlmer, Jr.. assistant county attorney, who prosecuted Kennamer for the slaying of Oorrell Ian Thanksalvlni;. followed Kennamer into the courtroom.
Abilene, S’water Pastors at Cisco For Group Meet
Dr T S Knox. pa.»tor of First Presbyterian church here, and Dr Garv Smith, pastor of the First ITesbyterian church of Sweetwater,
, are in Cisco today attending an all-‘ dav meeting of the home mission committee of the Fort Worth Presbytery. The session wss rslled for purpose of outlining home mission i work for the year
Other members of the committee i are Dr. Stuart Pierce. Cisco; Rev. I Oharles Tucker. Haskel», and Rev. 1 Paul Bobbs, Fort WorUi,
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Vallee sms collision Sunday six miles west ^d area, of Corpus Chrlstl, B F Bi.shop of ^ved Rudy dropped hit b-tton, spotted Odem was rrttlcally injured In the discovered about
the hecklers grinning face and same accident. ,1:30 o'clock Monday morning. In
i.trode toward him. WiUiout a word Hardin Raney, 36, of New Bwiion, i less than three hours the structures he let go a ngnt. The heckler Texas, died at Texarkana yesterday
managed to keep hu: feet, but he from injurie.s received Saturday
had enough He ran .tor an exit. night when the auto in which he
committeemen anu muui Rudy waited back to the rostrum was riding with two other emplt^es
are requested to attend the court of amid applause and the show went of the Texas highway department
honor at 7.30 o’clock tonight at the on. crashed Dito a ditch near Texar-
city hall, announced Executive Ed • ---- gana. A blinding rain was blamed.
Shumwsy. VATICAN COCNlitUIR DIES ! Juaretta Thomas. 13, negro girl,
A* every troop must take delinite iicMon relative to the aelectioi' of a
Abian# »as vifiniiy neuSt ¡
' iin<1 »•rwir Tui»S«:',
. , prnbtSly Twwlair niiht
Without any fire fighting equip-: ^ ^v.u t»*»* v*»'
MMtl’ rlouSy. warmer )n pf»-
U«n toBtoht. TiiíMay, flPuSy. prol»*. • -
chnwar« IB rififUi portisn
rjts» Ttx«« Katl of lOfith m»rtdt«n Inrr«a*ins rlfiudinaai w>d »»rmar toBUb* 1
Tuaaday rlo»id'. probably ahfiwrra in norths»« portb',n Tuaaday Bighi
ALLRED RENEWS OPPOSITION
tnent, citizens battled to -.ave contents of the buildings in the doom-Only a few items were
Says Legislature Has Made Much Progress Since He Went Away: Approves Tax Bills
ROME, April 32 - —- Maruis < was killed and 12 oilier negroes
........ Francesco Patclli, general consci were injured in an accident near
sfoiit representative fcH the natior Vatican suie and the broth- Arrhar Cltv Thev were members
al Jamboree within a few' iavv it in hugyvrtant ahat Abdene vroopa
were a huge mass of blazing embers, j
p er of Eugenio Cardinal PacelU, died today followir^ a heart attMk com-— Iv an ■■El fin-
Archer City They were of a Wifhita Falls choir which had
CondiUon of Mrs. J. K. Fuller, pioneer resident of Abilene, was reported grave early this afternoon. Mrs Fuller has been HI for several weeks at the home of a son Roy C.
gone to OInm for an EMttr pro- j Fuller, mms umMm»m. 3301 Hasth^
AUSTIN. April 22.—<UP)— Governor James V AUred today renewed his oppoaitlon to a special «ea-sion of the Texas legislature. “I am opposed to a special session un-le.«is it becomes a necewilty," he aid., "The legislature jia.x made much ' M I progress since 1 have been gone," M he said, referring to Ws trip last ?* week to Washington. "I appreciate 71 the rooperation of acting governors « M Woodul and Regan in my ab.venr&
11 stpm Approval was given also to the T.1* program of quick passage for laws
governor did not think such a bill alone will meet the state s financial neeeds.
“I recommended such measures in my meesage to the toftslature," he said.
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AUSTIN. April 22 —1 UP' -Gov James V. Allred refused to say today what Texas will do If the Thomas-Disney federal oil contrcri bill paaser. congress and becomes law
“We 11 cross that bridge when we
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HOLD FIVE liT* LITTLEFIELD
Arrests Are Made Following Federal Indictments
LITTl.i’FlFlD April 22—a — Five persons were arrested here this morning by United States deputy marshato on mdictmenta returned j Saturday afternoon by a federal i grand jury in Fort Worth i Spec if if charges against the five i were not immediately revealed The arresting officers. Arch Holmes of Dallas and L. N. McCel-; vey of Wichita Fails, were to take four of their prisoners to Lubbock. The fifth. Const abie Sam Hudson, was released on his own cogniaance.
Of the foi.r still in custody, one was a woman. Mrs Star Halle, wife of a barber, who also was arreauxi. lark Page, a former sMihool bus driver and mechanic, and Roy Campbell, a cafe employe, were the others held The true bills leading to the arrests here supposedly were related to Indictments charging Sheriff La» Irvin and Sheriff laiwrenot
Wairavtn of Lamb county with dealing In untaxed liquor.
“t'm not worrying about it, " Constable Hudson said, "but ii did knock me over.”
“They never liad me before the grand jury. Ttte people he« will prove me innocent *’
The const able said the liquor ait-uatlon here embraced “impoMibUl. ties for a constable.”
"I even a*ked the eooMWaiaioiier at Lubbock to send federal men here,” Hudson added He had arrested m»:;y of the wit-nesses suninioiied briqee.Wie ie^gjr-
ai frfgBH jury, m