Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 23, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 165
Centennial Bill Back To Conference!1^™ Clipper Shÿ
ANY OF PLANS Nearing Port
Lily Pons Sails
Lily Pons, tiny coloratura of the Metropolitan Opera, is shown bidding au revoir to the United State« as she sailed to Europe for a rest—not to get married, she said. (Associated Press Photo).
Forty Thousand Troops Clash In Bloody Gran Chaco Battle
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April Uvians announced they had recap- prisoners, mortars, machine guns,
23— (UP) — Forty thousand men tured Charagua in Bolivia proper
fought today in one of the biggest battles of the long Gran Chaco war
halting the Paraguayan drive into Santa Crus province and pushing
—. —. j north to Charagua. The battle has
Senate Grants Request tS^S,
To Recommit Measure ktlIed 11 has 50 ,ar bMn
In An Effort To Agree On Final Form
on a 25-mile front from Villamentes them back to the Parapeti river.
The Paraguayans declared they had started a counter-attack in the center and the Bolivians were with- j drawing from Boyuibe.
A Bolivian communique said the
Several important positions have been taken and re-taken. The Bo-
Bollvians had broken the enemy lines on all fronts, taking many
In Tulsa Row
Henry B. Maddux, Tulsa police sergeant, wa* relieved of his desk following his investigation of the Kennsmer caae. His removal has caused considerable controversy. I Associated Press
New Device Is Invented to Take Hangover Out of Whiskey
AUSTIN, April 23. (UP)—
Fresh efforts to get agreement of the house and senate on a Texas centennial appropriation were assured today when the senate granted the house request for a new conference committee.
Committee Named Those who will try to work out I the differences over division of the $3,000,000 and other details are:
Senators Claud O. Westerfeld, Dal-j las; Ben Oneal, Wichita Falls; Toni DeBerry, Bog&ta; Weaver Moore.
1 Houston; Frank Rawlings. Fort ; Worth; and Reps. Jeff D. Stinson,
Dallas; Franklin Spears, San Antonio; George Howard, Houston; J.
Doyle Settle, Lubbock; George Butler. Bryan.
Sen. Will Martin of Hillsboro accused the house of “child's play" and “acting like a spoiled baby". It reminded him of people who would rather break up a Sunday school or church than not have it run as they wanted it.
P■ r(!or«*- wet ’'“'led at the instruction given house conferees on motion of Fort Worth’s Rep, Joe Greathouse. It called for a declaration In the bill that after the “Show’’, the patriotic citizens shall gather at historic spots at their own expense and pay homage, i -
p-mS ;un,h*nlrk^°Mit IDecisive Action Is Likely Two
tin described the instruction. The house proposal to levy a 10 per cent
NEW YORK. April 83.—(APJ) —A machine which can take the "hangover'* out of whiskey waa announced to the American chemical sr ety today.
The apparatus is something new in me hine age principles. It operates like a spiral sea shell set to spinning. It extracts from liquids substance« ordinarily in-se parable.
Dr. Walter J. Podbielniak of Chicago, the Investor, said “one thing the new device can do Is to take the "hangover* out of whiskey. The hangover is caused by the presence of certain impurities that are always found
in new whiskey.
“They are partly removed by aging from four to eight years in charred oak barrels. These impurities can be removed completely In a few minute« in this new- separator."
He said there is a possibility of feeding Into on«* end of the separator the various ingredients of alcoholic liquors and tsking thr finished product out of the other end.
It was developed especially for the distillation and solvent processes used in making gasoline, other petroleum products and all the industrial methods of m>pa rating chemical compounds.
rifles and trucks, killing 2,000 Par-! aguayans and injuring or capturing 3,000.
The recapture of Charagua caused jubillation in Santa Crur, where 20,000 paraded the streets, singing the national anthem.
A Paraguayan official communique described “the greatest and most audicious Bolivian offensive of the war,” with more than 8,000 Bolivians, comprising nine regiment*, concentrated in the central sector alone.
The Paraguayans were retreating in good order in view of the enormous Bolivian numerical superiority, the communique said.
The annihilation of one Bolivian regiment with bayonets was claimed.
Statement Applies To Harrison Compromise
ALAMEDA. Calif.. April 33.—(/Pi—! Gaining speed as stubborn head- j winds slowly shifted toward its tail, j the Pan American clipper raced in brlUiant sunshine high above cloud banks today toward its goal of an Reported as Having early afternoon landing here, com-1
pleting the first round trip flight between California and Hawaii,
At 9 a. m. PB.T .(11 a. m. C.S.T.»,! the ship was less than 600 miles off the coast, and flying at a rapidly gaining rate, after a night of buffeting headwinds blowing sometimes 36 miles an hour, with crosswinds pressing against her sides.
Flying sometimes below a 100-would mtle-an-hour speed, the ship by 8 a. m. neared her cruising speed of 150 miles for the first time, reporting 144 miles an hour progress. 1718 miles out of Pearl Harbor, where
WASHINGTON, April 23.— (UP)—Henry Morgenthau Jr., secretary of the treasury, told the senate finance committee today that passage of any one of the soldier bonus bills pending before congress necessitate new taxes.
Appli«« To All
H. E. Robards
Long ««arch for If. E. Robards, paroled Oklahoma convict and suspect in the sensational $24,-000 holdup of the First Coleman National hank in February, 1934, was ended with his death last week In Rogers, Ark., from mysterious injuries. His wife, Carrie Leak Robards. also charged In the robbery, may be returned to Coleman for trial.
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His statement applied to the Harrison compromise measure, reported she took off amid cheering throngs to have President Roosevelts sup- yesterday at 7:89 p. m. C.S.T. port, as well as to the Patman $2,- Aboard the plane when it took off 000000.000 <B> aurrency expanalon 1 trom Pearl H,rbor- w,re mor* th*n
Carolinan Says Fight On Processing Tax Move To Lower Price
WASHINGTON, April 23.—OP—
The hmm today heard a WtaUtna. ¡ler ra^dtorw U^ thoa. already —— u^.^i ’ taken mto account, should be en-
r u , ^ (acted, congress should make prwvi-
proposal and the American Legion plan which does not specify a method of payment.
Morgenthau said that if congress approves a ’ nus bill, the treasury was ready to submit a tax program calling for a graduated federal inheritance tax designed to produce between $200.000,000 and $600,000,-000 additional revenue annually.
"The treasury would view with great concern," ’-e said, "the enactment of any bill which calls for large additional expenditures, without compensating additional taxes.
"It seems to us of the utmost importance that if any adjusted serv
12,000 letters. The takeoff was just one minute ahead of the time announced by officials of Pan American airways, owners of the huge craft.
Outbound last week, the clipper shaved seven hors off previous westbound flight records by reaching Pearl Harbor. Honolulu, in 17 hours and 45 minutes.
In command of both flights was Capt. Edwin C. Musick, but the destinies of the craft was due for other hands when it reaches here.
Pan American officials announced Musick and Fred J. Noonan, navigation officers, would be returned
ice certificate settlement calling for J to duty with the company in Miami, increased expenditures, or for Car- when the present flight ends.
ON POO REPEAL
to Be Taken By Legis-
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tax on admission tickets also was condemned by Martin.
Martin first proposed to refuse the request for conferees and return the Instructions to the house. On warning that the action would automatically kill the centennial appropriation bill, he withdrew it.
A motion by Senator Westerfelri to gTant another conference then was passed viva voce.
Thousand Involved At Toledo Plant of Chevrolet
Big Spring and Colorado Make Bid For Next Convention
PLAINVJEW .April 23—(AV-Del-egates to the district two-T Lions club convention today heard speeches on the activities and meaning of LI on ism Jimmie Green of Colorado spoke cm “Major Activities of Lionlsm" and Del W Harrison of El Pico discussed “What Lions International Means to a Good Lion."
Club presidents, secretaries and tail twisters discussed their problems and outlined their programs at three breakfasts.
After the general assembly luncheon today, the convention planned j to elect the district governor and select the 1836 convention city.
Rafael De La Colina of San Antonio, Mexican consul general, < brought a message of good wilt to the convention late yesterday from , Mexico, D. F„ where the Lions International convention will be held
M’Camey Observes Eighth Birthday
McCAMEY, April 23.—(AT—Mc-Camcv celebrated Its eighth birthday Monday as thousands of West Texans thronged the streets at the third annual homecoming ceremonies.
Baseball featured the entertainment program. The Iraan Oils defeated the McCamey Refiners 11 to 8 in an exhibition game. The McCamey and Texon teams will play today.
In a high school band contest, Fort Stockton won first honors. Crane was second and McCamey third.
AUSTIN. April 23— (UP)—Prohibition repeal, placed before the legislature in house joint resolution number one was due for probably decisive action tonight.
House and senate conferees will meet to seek agreement on what the people shall vote upon when a repeal amendment to the state constitution is submitted to them Aug. ! 24, 1935.
The senate ha svoted to submit! return to local option, with pro- j visos that there shall be no drinking on the premises where sold and no sale except in unbroken packages.
The house ha* voted for double-barreled submission. It would let voters decide if they want a return to local opt ion. Should most of the votes be for local option, ballots would be counted on a second pro-! posai; “Shall the state set up a dispensary system for sales?" The i senate pian leaves It optional ‘to future legislatures if a dispensary system shall be created.
* statistics furnished by high administration officials—to those who would do away with the cotton
Bitterly assailing critics of the tax. Rep. Warren <D-NC) said in a speech on the floor that the fight being waged by New England interests against the levy was an at-tempt to “sabotage" the AAA program “by ripping out its moat vital ; part.“
“Stripped of non-essentials,” j Warren said, the campaign was “a drive for cheap cotton" and he predicted that if it were successful there would be “an uprising of j farmers without parallel in this nation's history."
Warren said that Reps. Edith Nourse Rogers (R-Mass), Treadway
ston for raising revenues sufficient to cover the additional expenditures in the year or years in which they are to be incurred.”
Morgenthau was not asked direct-
See COTTON TAX, Page 11, Col. 4
TOLEDO, Ohio, April 23.—«UP)—
Organized labor’s demands for union recognition in the automobile industry crystallized today in a strike of workers at the local plant of Chevrolet Motor company,
The walkout involved more than 2.000 employes. Company and union statements conflicted as to the actual number which had joined the strike.
The United Automobile Workers Federal Labor Union said General Motors officials had refused demands for higher wages, establishment of seniority rights, a shorter working week, the closed shop and union recognition.
Company officials met with sev-ern! hundred work,™ who did not ,n lht north P*rt
Musick is a veteran of more than 32 years’ aviation expertance fh*; other four crew hetnherr, R
O. D. Sullivan, second in command; Wright; Harry R. Cana day. junior flight officer, and W. Turner Jarboe, radio officer, will be permanently assigned to the Pan American base here, it was announced.
Radio stations here and in Honolulu provided beams to guide the craft as It roared over the Pacific, far above clouds which at times obscured waters below. An improved radio compass, the challenge of science to hazards of ocean flying, kept the plane on its course.
All data gathered (Mi this round
Sheriff Mills Awaits Papers Before Going
COLEMAN, April 33 —Sheriff Frank Mills planned to leave hare
Wednesday for BenUmHle, Ark., iff trip flight w ill be carefully studied j requisition papers for the return of
A8PERMONT. April 23—Fine rains, varying from a half to an inch fell over the greater part of Stonewall county last night. Some
FIND BONES ON I NEW SANTA FE HORROR FARM LINE HINTED
Natives Remember Terrifying Shrieks and Groans
Inspect Frisco Route From Ft. Worth to Menard
join the Frike, explained the company stand, and told them to go to their homes as the plant was being closed down.
Hugh Dean, manufacturing manager of the Chevrolet Motor company, issued a «statement contending that only 600 of the employes had joined the strike; that the union had refused to consider coun-ter proposals made by the company, and that the strike primarily was a fight for the closed shop.
Picketing of the big factory began. There was no disorder.
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AhiVn# *nd vicinity Mn.tly c!o«aly and ur«*UI*d tonight and W«dn*»day.
We*t Tex»» Wirt of 300th meridian — Partly clauSy to rtoudy tonight and Wad-neaday, warmer in eouthaaat portion to-mehf
Eaet Tex»* Kant of tooth meridian —
Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight and lA>d'i»*da •*«rm-r m north#*-» and
•outtiwMt mrtioaa tonight
Dry tharmoaweler We' ttiermometer Relativ* humtSity
LANCASTER, Pa . April 23.—«AT— Grim new discoveries were turned up in Dr H E Ziiruricrly's ’House of Horror” as authorities announced they had found in the eerie farmhouse the broken skelton of a woman believed to be blonde Gladys Lawson
Still more bones, tenh. blonde hairs twisted about a bit of wire, and a rusty par containing an acid burned substance resembling came from the cottage in quiet Mechanics Grove.
Awed natives of the pious, thrifty countryside say they have heard groans and shrieks of horror from • m what they called the “haunted hoqse"
The gruesome finds were made a few hours after District Attorney Paul A. Mueller had announced that fragments of bone found in the littered farmhou.se formed a virtually complete skeleton and “solved the whereabouts of the body of Gladys Lawson ”
Mrs Lawson 26 years old and the mother of two children, dmpp*»red March 16 following an operation in
FORT WORTH, April 23.—(AT—
The Star-Telegram says engineers of the GuSf Colorado A Santa Fe railroad were reported to have inspected the Frisco line from Fort j and city officers, but relief assistants
got Meredith into his office before
AMARILLO. April 23.—«A’»-~A. A. Meredith, Potter county relief administrator. was beaten on the head and shoulders by two men who attacked him when he arrived at relief headquarter« here thig morning.
Riot calls were sent for county j
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Worth to Menard with a view to the Santa Fe s acquiring this part of the Frisco system.
Officials would give out no statement at the Santa Fe office but it was reported the engineer* were examining the title to the right-of-flesh way.
One object of the Fanta Fc in acquiring the line would be to shorten the distance from Fort Worth to Lubbock At. the present trains go south to Temple and then turn northwest and proceed to Brown-wood
By obtaining the Frisco line to Menard, the Santa F could route trams from Fort Worth to Brown-wood over what is now the Frisco : line and thence to Lubbock riovh N. M . and California. It is estimated this cut-off would rpake the line from Fort Worth to Lubbock at > hast 100 mile* shorter than it is via fern pic The new line also would pro'irie a Santa Fc outlet into a section of the state it has not beet, reaching.
officers arrived. One assistant, A. 0. Sells, was struck once.
Three relief workers were questioned by police and released. officers said charges might be filed later.
Report 500 Dead In Persian Quake
BAOHDAD, Irak, April 23.-« UP)
; —More than 500 persons were believed today to have been killed in a series of earthquakes in the Maz-inderan province of Persia, starting April 12 The Persian quake was one of a series felt recently in widely separated parts of thr world, taking a huge toll of lives
got three inches.
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OLNEY, April 23 —< AT—The Olney section received a .75 Inch rain last night. A scatter of hail fell with
the hard showers, but no damage was reported.
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KNOX CITY KNOX CITY, April 23.—Rains
varying from two to three Inches fell over the Knox City area Monday night. The precipitation waa
the heaviest here in three years,
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DEL RIO, Apnl 23—i AT—The drouth area west of here waa covered with a two-inch rain last night. The precipitation extended from 20 miles west of Sanderson to Comstock. It was the first heavy rain in two years.
Lamb County Men Released on Bond
FORT WORTH. April 23—dfb— Sheriff J L. Irvin of Lamb county, his ion, Driaco Irvin, and the sheriff’s chief deputy, Lawrency Wiri-raven, charged with 25 otheri with dealing in untaxed liquor, were under $2,500 bond each today,
The three were arraigned beiore United States Commissioner Lois Newam late yesterday. They pleaded not guilty and waived preliminary hearing. The bonds were potted immediately after the hearing.
Pneumonia Claims Temple Boggess. 33, In Austin Hospital
Temple W. Boggexs, 33, resident of Abilene for . even years, died early Monday night in an Aus*in hospital, a victim of pneumonic developing from influenza, As West Texav representative of the Scott Foreman Book company he Tad been in Austin conferring with ’he state textbook commission, when he became ill.
Word of Mr. Boggess’ death, received late Monday night, was a shock to his Abilene friends, who did not know his illness had taken a serious turn. Mrs. Boggess went to Austin last Tuesday to be with her husband, and her messages to Abilene frie d* had been reassuring.
The body is being sent to Dallas, to the home of Mrs. Boggess’ parent*, Rev. and Mrs. 8. H. Campbell, 1911 Moser «treet, from which the funeral service will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, j Dr. Campbell is pastor of the Ervay Street (Pallas i Baptist xhurch. Mr. 1 Boggess’ pastor, Rev, Willis P. Qer-! hart of Heavenly Rest Episcopal church here, left for Dalla> Tuesday morning He was accompanied by Mr. Boggess’ sister, Miss Nell Boggess, a post graduate student in Ab-
See IMHiGE.SK, Page II, 0*1. 3
for use in the 8.500-mile Oriental j Carrie Leak Robards. route, no link of which Is longer connecUon than the 2,400-mile leg from the mainland to Hawaii.
Committee Favors Record Navy Fund
WASHINGTON, April 23.—(AT — An admonition that the cost of building an American navy up to treaty strength “must be disturbing to us and equally disquieting to other powers” was sounded today by the house appropriations committee in laying before that chamber one of the largest peacetime naval appropriation bills in history.
The committee chose this language to explain its action in reduc- j ing by almost $15,000 000 budget estimates of requirements for the beginning of new ship construction.
The total Of 1459 523,761 provid'd by the measure for the naval eg-1 tablishment in the 1936 fiscal y< <ir was $172.080.629 larger than the $286,543,132 appropriations for 1935,1 although 1172 980,829 under budget figures.
Hot Oil Probe Is Ordered By House
with the sensation*!
$24.000 holdup of the First Coleman National bank last year, are received by that tune
Mrs. Robards Is under srrest in the Arkaasa. town while officials investigate the mysterious death of Herbert & Robards, her husband, and one of the long nought principals in the holdup. Mrs. Robards told Arkansas officer» her husband, suffering from head injuries, waa brought to their home near Roger«, Ark., last Thun nay by several men. They told her lie had been injured in falling from a truck Mar Selig-man. Mo.
Advices from Arkansas indicate the grand jury will make a thorough investigation of the death
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AUSTIN, April 23.—*«AT—The Texas house of representatives today adopted, 85 to 49, a resolution calling for a legislative committee investigation of the “hot oil situation,"
SOUTHERNERS TO FILIBUSTER AGAINST ANTI-LYNCHING BILL
Costigan Determined To Bring It Up While Foes Equally Set Upon Preventing Passage
WASHINGTON, April 23 —'AT— The prospect of a possible filibuster of major proportions confronted the Costigan-Wagner anti-lynching bill today as Senator Costigan (D-Colo) made his plans to pres* for consideration of the bill, possibly this afternoon
r „ u , Senator Smith «D-8C«. who »1-
hnfer tfOSpl l&l ready had assailed the bill to make
-lynching a federal offense, was ask-
Mr J- E Boar. Sr , of Merkel ed if he intended a filibuster With-
entered the West Texas Baptist out using that word, he said;
Re cue wot ken have found more aantterium Tue.sdav for surgery “I will do everything in my poucr than 480 bodies in ruin- of houses! Mrs Nathan Woods, aiao of Merkel, to defeat the bill. I will take the
which »oilap-ed or faugh* fira in! had minor surgery Tuesday mom-: floor a« non as it is brought up
the Fenian quake, dispatches said ing. i w*1 00 figtoung"
Two other southerners, senator Hymen < D-SC*. Senator Reynold* <D-NC) -said they would vote against the bill
Senators Keyes <R-NH) said he would ote for It.
“Yes, I tliluk I’ll vote for it,' lie said “There probably won t be any filibuster We haven’t had any this leasion "
Byrnes said “Lynching is maid er. There are laws which cover murder Thr whole thing should be left lo the states and not the icderal government l imagine the othn southern ^nators feel the *ame way,”
KIDS ARE OK
Outsider Examines’Em After Father Complains
CALL AND KR Ont, April 23 —
U’p»— A Toronto child specialiat, called into consultation after complaints wt-ip made by the father of tlie Dionne quintuplets, today reported the four babies who are suffering from colds were showing satisfactory recovery ”
The specialist if Lu Alan Brown. He examined the tmhies upon au-t hon/a non of the government after rhe father, Oliva Dionne charged that l)i Allan Roy Dafoe had not disclosed the seriousness of their illness
Dr Brow n confirmed Dr Dafoe's earlier statements and added a war in compliment to the country doctor who has cared for them «nee birth "The babies are all in splendid physical condition."
Oliva Dionne, who has been dis-satisfled with the guardianship set up by the government for th« famous baby girls, had complalmd about Di Dafoe’s reports on the children. The country doctor had said all were recovering, although Marie, the smallest, was riowor in ihrowuig off the cold.
Dionne a.*»ked Premier Mitchell P. Hepburn to intervene and the pre-mlet authorized Dionne to raU tn another doctor. Dr. Dafoe ala® was willing.