Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 29, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY. APRIL 29. 1935— 8 PAGES (Evenino Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 168Board Turns Down Hamilton Plea
Hollywood police puzzled over the mysterious slaying of Paul Wharton below, known also as Paul Ivar, dress designer. William Howard, chauffeur, believed to Have been the slayer, committed suicide after seriously wounding Henry E. Bolte, law instrtictor.
Slayer to Trial
With a Jury of “superior ability” requested by the prosecution, Joseph Lieb Steinmets (below) prepared to stand trial in New York charged with killing his bride, Ruth, and Father Joseph J. Leonard. The victims were shot when found together in the priest's room.
Held as Firebug
A 13-year-old Chicago boy, Edward Malloy (below), was held by authorities as the p.vrojnania* who set 10 apartment house fires on the city’s north side. (Associated Pros Photo).
Body 0( Long Missing Chicago Tot Is Found In River
Governor Urges Legislature To Act On Revenue Measures
Body Discovered Near His Home; Was Last ’Reported Seen With Mysterious ‘Thin Man’
CHICAGO, April 29. (AP)-The body of Richard Max Per-rot, 4 year old child, missing: since April 4, was taken from the Chicago river near his home today.
The boy disappeared 25 days ago from in front of the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Max Perrot, and was later reported seen in the company of a mysterious “thin man "
Grimly, Max Perrot has urged the search for his boy, a little redhead who had been speechless all his life. Perrot has one other son.
Countless “clue” letters had deluged the Perrot home, three of which contained threats and demands for $150 ransom money.
Ironically, the search for Richard began near the spot where the body was found. The coast guard dredged the river bottoms, and municipal employes. Legionnaires and Boy Scouts joined police in a search of dark basements and houseboat shanties in the vicinity.
The search had extended Into; igtr. 'hcu « as reported the boy had been placed aboard a bus for Traverse City, then was shunted back to Chicago where Joseph Bothe, suspected as the “thin man," who was reported to have lured the boy from a neighborhood store with candy, was arrested.
An injection of "truth / serum” showed Bothe, an escaped asylum inmate, had no knowledge of the child's disappearance.
Body Is Found
Here’s How Big Relief Fund Is to Create Jobs
AUSTIN, April 29.—(AP)—Governor James V. Allred said today he believed the legislature before final adjournment should pass "a number” of revenue-raising measures, a publk utilities regulation biU and several other proposals which he listed.
The house had voted to end the session May 7. Indications were, however, that the senate would vote to prolong It, probably until around May 17.
The “must” list prepared by the governor was: submission of prohibition repeal; creation of a state agency to attempt to finance public natural gas pipe lines from the Panhandle to St. Louis and Detroit; halting the gas wastage in the Panhandle; creation of a state commission to regulate public utilities; “a number” of taxation measures and a series of proposals in the interest of tabor.
Unless the session should be extended for several Wfeeka, it appeared that the lawmakers would grant, the governor's wishes only in part. Neit her house had approved any new tax bills, the gas pipe line proposal or the public utilities regulation measure.
Meanwhile, (he senate vote : unanimously to submit a proposed constitutional amendment to increase membership of the supreme court from three to nine members Two associate justices would be added each two years from Januaiy 1. 1937. to 1941, when the full membership would be obtained. During the period, members oi the two sections of the commission of appeals would serve until expiration of terms.
Authority also would be conferred on the court to call in judges ot courts of civil appeals to assist, and courts of civil appeals would be permitted to fill temporary vacancies so caused with district Judges House action was necessary to order submission The election would be in November, 1935.
The senate also approved *'A>-
Fleet Shoves Off For 6-Weeks War Games In Pacific
Highway Commissioner acon*tltu,10,al
and Others Invited to City Wednesday
Warren Given Death
GILMER. April 29.
Warren today was murder and his punishment assessed at death In the electric chair, for the killing of E. C. Brown, fruit orchard superintendent, near Tyler 15 months ago.
The Jury deliberated from 4 p m. Saturday until 10 a. m. today before returning the verdict, the first ever returned In Upshur county which asked the death penalty.
Brown was beaten to death and robbed qt $50 he had received as pay from his employer.
At Warren’s first trial, he was given a death penalty which was reversed on appeal. The case was brought here on change of venue from Smith county.
Citizens of Abilene in conjunction with the Kiwanis club will honor Harry Hines of Wichita Palls, recently appointed state highway commissioner, at a luncheon Wednesday in the ballroom of the Wooten hotel.
Preliminary arrangements for the Hines Day program were made Monday morning in a meeting of local business men and city officials called bv T. N. Carswell, secretary of the chamber of commerce.
Other special guests to be invited
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convicted of are Gov, James V. Allred. Gibb Gil- pardons be created with the gover hrisl statp hlghway Pngineer; and nor> chlef justice of the supreme
amendment to curb the issuance of injunctions against enforcement of a statute on the allegation of un-constitutionaltty.
A rehearing before a three-judge court after five days of notice to the governor, attorney general or defendants would be required. The hearing would be conducted by a Justice of a court of civil appeals, who would call in a district Judge, and either another appellate or dis-trit judge for the third.
Appeals would be taken directly to the supreme court.
The house debated all morning on a constitutional amendment to restrict the pardoning power of the governor, rejecting a senate proposal that a new three-member board of
R. E. Sheppard of Dallas, former
See HINES, Page 5, Col. S
Chevalier Back In Music Halls;
Heavy Rainstorm Hits San Antonio
court and the chief justice of the court of criminal appeals each to make one appointment The house voted to vest the governor with authority to make all the appointments. Fear was expressed that it would involve the judi-w .* m m a iary in politics if the respective Jus-Leaving MOVlCS tires were permitted to appoint
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The senate passed and sent to the house a bill to establish a Texas national guard armory board, intended to represent Texas in producing and handling federal funds for construction of armories Senator K M Davi» of Brownwood said the state might receive from $6,-000,000 to $8.000,000 for the purpose.
(This is the first of three stories intended to give a simple explanation of the $4,880,000.000 work relief program.)
WASHINGTON, April 290P>— The government is about to start a drive aimed at providing jobs for 3.500.000 persons now on its relief1 rolls.
To do thLs—and to carry on relief during the dole-to-Jobe transition— congress has told President Roosevelt he can spend $4,880,000.000.
This huge ^im, almost more than the mind can grasp, will be used to build roads and sewers, to provide water for arid land, to attempt to curb dust storms, to build homes, to carry electric lines to farms and to do many other things.
Work will be provided for day laborers, mechanics, skilled craftsmen such as carpenters and bricklayers, and clerks, architect* and other members of the “white collar’' class.
The president has announced that as far as possible, the people who will receive wages for doing this work will be taken from present relief rolls.
i They will have a job and they will receive a pay check instead of direct relief in the form of money or goods. They will pay their own rent, instead of the government paying it for them.
But jobs, the government hopes, also will be created for others besides those on relief. It argues that to build roads, cement and gravel must be produced and transported, and to extend electric lines, wire
See RELIEF. Page S. Col. 4
Adverse Report Follows Plea of Prosecutor That Board Disregard “Misguided Folks”
AUSTIN, April 29. (UP)— Governor James V. Allred today received an adverse report from the *tate pardon board upon clemency applications for both Raymond Hamilton and Joe Palmer, sentenced to be electrocuted on May 10.
Pie* of Officers
The board's report followed its receipt Saturday of a plea from District Attorney Max Rogers at Huntsville and Lee Simmons, manager of the Texas prison system, that the board disregard the clemency pleas of “misguided folks,”
Rogers asserted in his review of evidence in the two trials that manv thousands of persons were "taking the unsworn and unsupported statement of Hamilton” that testimony against him and Palmer was perjured.
Both Hamilton and Palmer were oonvlcted of murder for th* shooting of Major Orowson, guard at the Eastham prison form wounded fatally in a machine gun raid engineered by Clyde Barrow, which lib-
See OUTLAWS, Page 8, CoL 6
Decks Cleared For Action and 153 Fighting Ships Ready For Anything
SAN ANTONIO, April 29 - >P>
heavy rain, accompanied by a 33 mile wind, flooded streets and drown* d out automobile motors here today.
At Alamo Downs, Raymond Russell, president, reported a “small twister’’ partially unroofed eight
Precipitation recorded at the weather bureau was 40 but in the suburbs it was much heavier. A light hail also fell.
NICE, France. April 29.—</Ph-Maurice Chevalier today signed a contract to return to the French music halls which he quit five years ago for Hollywood.
The star, who left Hollywood in a huff over hi* roles, will resume his stage performances May 3 at Nice in the singing-dancing act in which he started his career and which attracted the notice of Mist* inguette, she of the "million-dollar
She and Chevalier are being seen together often again “I am happy to return to the music hall, my first love” said Chevalier. "I belong there, and not in Hollywood, I am glad I am finished with pictures. They do not suit my temperament,"
He is living at his villa in Cannes on Avenue Maurice Chevalier, so named after the actor became a movie star.
PRESIDENT ASKS PUBLIC HELP IN CARRYING OUT JOBS DRIVE
Outlines Program In Radio Chat to Nation; Calls On Congress For Action On Certain Legislation
EASTIJSIGH, England, April 39 —(UP)—Sir Malcolm Campbell, holder of the world automobile apeed record, was fined one pound <4 83) today for exceeding the 30-an hour speed limit in a rcM-
WASHINGTON, April 29.-WP)— After appealing to all Americans to help make the $4,880,000 000 work-rellef drive "the most efficient and cleanest example of public enterprise the world has ever seen,'' President Roosevelt sought today to get the vast undertaking “in full swing by autumn,"
Meantime congress faced the ; prospect of a prolonged session ex-j tending well into the hot summer. The president, in the “fireside chat” i in which he outlined his work relief program, had called for action on 1 such controversy) issue as social L^irxmty, wctttwoc oi NRA, hacking
and utility holding company legislation.
His remarks on works and legislation were regarded today as two salient portions of the address. Another was the note of optimism the president struck “Nevei since my inauguration In March. 1933," he said, “have I frit so unmi‘*akably the atmosphere of recovery ”
“Fear is vanishing,” he added, “and confidence is growing on every side, renewed faith in the vast possibilities of human beings to improve
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Northwest Crop Conditions Good
ST PAUL, Minn., April 29.—<A»>— [ The man in the field Is humming a tune ahd smiling these days as he guides his plow and sows his; grain
Snow and rain have erased his greatest cause for worry and the entire northwest farm area—the Dakota* and Minnesota-rejoiced with him in the knowledge that this year n seed at least wlU germinate and get a normal start on the route to maturity.
The district heard with increasing pleasure, report* of verdant pastures, sprouting spring-planted crops and green fields of autumn- | sown small grain which contrasted sharply with condition* In former j years when powder-like soil mingled with clouds in the sky. presaging failure and hardship throughout ; the region
Retired Captain of Industry Is Seized With a Heart Attack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 29 — «Th—Ait red I. Dupont, 7u organizer and former head of the Du pont de
Nemours and Company, explosive and chemical manufacturers, died unexpectedly early today at his estate, Epping Forest. Just outside Jacksonville
Du pont suffered a heart attack last Thursday but had rallied. His phvaiclan said he appeared to be recovering but he was stricken again last night and died a few hours later
In 1902 Dupont purchased the DuPont company and organised it in its present form. He retired from that company a number of years ago
In 1926 he came to Florida At the time of his death he wax one of the largest landowners in the state and was active as president of the Florida National Bank of Jacksonville.
He was Del.
Surviving are his widow, the for
Fires Shot Into Chest While Accounts Are Being Checked
AUSTIN. April 29,— <UP)—M. F McCullough, 48, Austin postoffke postal savings and money order clerk, fired a .45 caliber pistol bullet into his chest, then slashed hi.s throat with a pocket knife today as postal Inspectors checked his accounts.
The bullet passed entirely through his body, striking Mark Williams, Fort Worth, postoffic* inspector, under the right, eye Williams was wearing glasses which were shat -tered. Fragments of glass struck A. C Caldwell, Dallas, inspector.
Inspectors had just questioned McCullough regarding a cheek for $2,505, dated March 18, which w is found in hif drawer. After the shooting the inspectors found another check for $3,201, they said.
Hospital attendant said McCullough might live despite his wounds. He has been an employe of the postoffice department for 20 years.
FROST IS DUE IN PANHANDLE
Spring Takes a Setback; Rains In East Texas
ABOARD U. 8. S. PENNSYLVANIA, off the California Coast, April 29.—(AV-A sea pageant in battle gray was drawn up on th* Pacific ocean today.
The United States fleet moved out for a gigantic six-weeks war game.
Into the mists before the dawn j the gray dread naughts, submarines, aircraft carrier», heavy cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers and other fighting and maintenance craft slipped away.
Unlike previous maneuvers when the formations went out into the ocean under blue skies,thia year the fleet went out under cover of darkness.
Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves, notable for his achievement* in strengthening the fleet, did not take his force to sea as a master showman.
This commander-in-chief took the fleet to sea lor real work. When the maneuvers are completed, the order to end exercises will have the meaning that many of the officer« have dubbed it—’‘slop hard work,"
Decks cleared for action, bat tic J
orders in the hands of all units, rndios silenced, the 153 ships of the fleet were ready for anything. The main battle Une under commend of Admiral Harris Laning, commander of the battle force, moved from the 8an Pedro base in a sortie.
Utmost vigilance was called for in the protection of the capital ships from the most feared adversary when it moves to sea, the submarine.
Admiral Reeves, aboard his flagship, the Pennsylvania, is chief umpire of the maneuvers, which will carry units of the fleet to all parts of the Pacific roast, and the water near Hawaii, Midway island and the Aleutians.
THE MARKETS A T A GLANCE
April 29—(By Associated Press).
STOt Ks firm, bit rail; In metals leads list.
BONDS mrxed; enmmunira-tions lames weak.
CURB easy; utilities lower.
FOREIGN Exchanges firm; sterling higher.
COTTON quiet; local and Wall street selling.
SUGAR higher; firmer spot market.
COFFEE steady; foreign buying.
WHEAT irregular; spreading against Minneapolis.
CORN firm; scarcity of offerings.
CATTLE weak to 25 lower, HOGS steady to 10 lower; top 9.10.
Boy Ropes Truck, Dragged to Death
GLADEWATER, April 29.—<UP> —Friend* today mourned the death of Lex Ramsey, 14, who lost his life Saturday because he made the mistake of lassoing a truck.
The boy son ol Mr and Mrs. V. R Ramsey, was playing cowboy when his father drove by In a truck. He threw the rope at the truck and when the rope caught, couldn't let go because the rope was tied to his wrist He was dragged under a wheel and ids head crushed.
WASHINGTON, April 29.—*AV-The postoffice department today announced appointment of James E Heaton as acting postmaster at
POLICE READY FOR MAY DAY
Move to Withdraw Silver Sends Dollar Down To 3.60 Pesos
MEXICO CITY, April 29—(UP»-Mexico.x move to withdraw silver from circulation has sent the dollar down to 3.60 peso*, the rate Mexico believes best for her foreign trade interests.
Banks, closed Saturday while the government was withdrawing silver and changing to a paper and copper basis in currency, reopened today. The Bank of Mexico announced it would resume issuance of drafts in unlimited amounts at the old rate of 3.«o pesos to the dollar. Other banks followed suit.
Immediate result of sliver with-
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Quell Maryland Prison Rebellion
State agricultural officials in all j BALTIMORE, April 29—(jp— three states were optimistic. Minne- Guards armed with tear gas sub-sota’s agronomist aaid conditions dued a minor rebellion among a were “ideal," and in North and group of hardened criminals at the
South Dakota, state agricultural experts viewed prospects as “very good” in the areas which last year suffered the worst crop failure in history.
GRAYHON HEADS RED CROSS
PARIS, April 29—< UP)—The International Red Cross elected Admiral Cary T Grayson president today, succeeding John Barton Favne
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Spring was expected to receive another setback in Texas tonight
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Frost was predicted for the Texas Panhandle tonight and other sections of North Texas probably will I exis tence temperatures near 40 de-1 grees
i Light rains were reported tn widely scattered sections of East and South Texas today, following soaking rains yesterday Da liar reported 06 inch, Palestine, 06, Austin, .10 and still raining; San Antonio 30 and Brownsville .01 with I the skies overcast and more rain threatened. Houston reported a trace.
The heaviest rainfall reported yesterday was at Tyler where 3,81 inches of ram fell in 21 minutes , during the afternoon. The rain was accompanied by hill, which ruined automobile tops, damaged roofs and j beat down gardens and farm crops, The ground was air I iv thorough -
Maryland state penitentiary early today.
The brief revolt against segregation ended when six of the lifers and long termers were removed from the cell block and placed in solitary confinement.
The disorder consisted mostly of shouting, but night captain of the
guards George Digenhart was cut jy soaked after 3 65 inches of rain on the hand by a medicine bottle fell last Thursday and many baw-feuried acUnat the bam. ment* were still flooded today.
Trouble Is Expected On Europe’s Labor Day
PARIS. April 29 ~i UP)- Police of many nations prepared for trouble today as socialists and communists made their plans to celebrate May Day- The European labor day — Wednesday.
Austria, France and Spain were the principal centers of possible disturbances.
In three countries, Austria, Bulgaria and Jugoslavia, left wing demonstrations of any sort were officially forbidden and police were ready to enforce orders ruthlessly.
Hundreds of thousand of civilians and million* of soldiers will march in ail Russian town*, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, in demonstrations to show the might not only of Russian labor but of the red army, the world’s largest.
Socialism and communism has been officially suppressed in Austria. Germany and ItaJy. Italy cel-ebiiuni it* fascist labor day yesterday. In Austria and Germany the day will be celebrated May 1.
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Escape at Joliet
JOLIET. III., April 29 — P—Four prisoners escaped from the diagnostic hospital of the state penitentiary early today after ripping bars from their cell window and scaling the prison wall Three of the convict* fled tn the darkness but a fourth, both legs shattered in dropping over the wall, was captured.
Arthur (Big Six) Bchroeder, 40. sentenced from Will county for larceny, was captured immediately after the prison break with both legs broken in the fall. The prisoners who made good their escape were: Ed Martin, 30, Jo Davies»*»
county; William Kirkpatrick, 33, Peoria county, and Georg« Patterson. 45. Williamson county,
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