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Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 30, 1935, Abilene, Texas Abilene ®ailp il^eporttr“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’’—ByronVOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (C^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1935— TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 169President Rebukes Army Chiefs Send-a>Dlme Letters Swamp Clerks A collapse of the Denver postal service was threatened by the flood of **send-a-dlme” letters, some of which are show belo«’. Denver’s volume of mall was doubled by the chain letters, which postal authorities termed illeg^al but difficult to stop. (Associated Press Photo). * aNegotiations For Compromise On NR A Fail • Outlook Encouraging, Survey By Reserve Bank Discloses: f DAIXAS. April 30.—(UP)—De- j to give row' crops a good start and ** 01%  ^    .s _....a    M    ^    t    i    #1    A#    A# Roosevelt and Richberg Hold Out For Full Two Year Extension of Recovery Law partment store sales in prtocliwil cities of the eleventh federal reserve district Increased 25 per cent between February and March, the monthly report ff the Dallas Ped-ersal Reserve Bank revealed today. The report, compiled as of April 15. reflected an encouraging outlook to prevent further deterioration of small grains,” the report noted. Hopeful signs pointed out In the report:    , “The condition of livestock and their ranges reflected a considerable Improvement during the past montlT, particularly In tliose sections w’hlch in both business and agriculture In have had ample rainfall.’ WASHINGTON, April 30.— (AP) — Negotiations for an agreement between President Roosevelt and congressional leaders for a compromise extension of NR A collapsed at a White House conference today, ■ but senate republicans and recovery law opponents immed-1 iately launched a new drive for i a temporary extension of the act. Rrjict Proposal With Donald Richberg, recovery { board chairman, sitting at his side. | President Roosevelt was said to have rejected a proposal from the , congressional leaders to extend the present recovery law until March with price fixing and intra-state business eliminated. Back at the capltol. Senator the southwest, although the report noted that agriculture had been “Impaired by the absence of rainfall over much of the western half of the district” and by “frequent re-currence of severe dust storms.” “A heavy general rain is needed “Commercial loans of member banks in selected cities reflected a further expansion and the margin of gain over a year ago conUnued to widen, x x x the dally average of combined net demand and time deposits of member banks in this dis trict amounted to $799,066,000 in March, as compared with $806,280.-000 in February and $728,121,000 m March, 1934.” “Construction activity reflected a coutrar>’-to-seasonal decline in    __________ March. The valuation of building q    ,.    t«II« permits Issued at principal cities nOOSGVGlt Bllintly iGllS was one per cent smaller than in ' Februari', but exceeded that of a year ago by .50 per cent.” “According to tlte report issued by Dun & Bradstreet. Inc., Uiere were 19 commercial failures last month, as against 28 In both February and Named as Slayer William M. Howard Hollywood chauffettr, according to police )nvef4lgating the biaarrc .«hooting mystery, kilted his mh-ployrr, Paul Ivar (Wharton), costume designer, fatally wounded Henry E. Bolte, rollcge professor, and then commllled sui-cide. Rolte died today. i.Asoe-ciated Press Photo). House Committee To Avoid Arousing Of a Friendly Nation See BUSINF.SS. Page 9. C ol. « Reach Compromise On Pro Law Repeal Mutual Assistance Treaty With Russia Ready For Initialing Issue To Be Settled On{ August 24: Monopoly Vote Set In 1936 AGENTS SOLVE rk/\fwv 1-1    A nr« cnairman jonn a ¡vnowsm KllKI rS I ASr i committee that part.« of Kilbournea, V»aHk/l,j i t„eiimAnv "rin not reoresent either' WASHINGTON, April 30.— (UP President Roosevelt in a blunt letter today repudiated parts of the testimony of Brig. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne, who had discussed with the house military affairs committee the question of building army air bases near the Canadian bor-i der. Not It. s. Policy. The president, who Is commander-in-chief of the army, wrote Chairman John J McSwaln of the RA Y’S MOTHER URGESÂLLRED TO SPA RE HIM PARI3. April    30,—Prance, with an eye on German’s rearmament in the air. today sought to keep her own air force at full wacK ac in«    j    strength    by    calling    for    the    recruit- Clark (D-Mo). served notice he ^ trained aviation machine- would press the proposal to a vote, and predicted it would be overwhelmingly approved by congre.%. He received strong support from the the senate republicans Including Senator McNary <R-Ore), the partj leader. me temporary e:<tension plan Ing gunners, radio operators, and mechanics to fill vacancies at the Dug-ny Military air ba.se attached to famous Le Bourget field. At the same time Prance moved AUSTIN, April 30.—)^ -r-ong-awaited consent of the legislature to submission of repeal of state prohibition at a, special election this summer was believed in sight today, with a conference committee putting the final touches to a compromisi plan. The cmnmitLee decided to ask the legislature to .sutmilt straight repeal August 24, with the voters balloting testimony "do not represent the policy of the administration or; Findings Being Submitted To Jury In Arizona WASHINGTON. April 30.—(UP) —Federal agents have solved mystery of the June Robles kidnap-Ing to their oaTi snAisfattion, Director J, Edgar Hoover of the fed- states government.” the eral bureau of plied to the testimony of Oen P.; M. Andtrw.s “relating to the terrl-i tory of friendly nations, in Canada.; in the Atlantic and in the Westi the Indies.” I “I can go further and state that, they do nc«. reflect the view*, purpose.^ or motives of the United president AL the Franco-Russian mutual assist- L PARLE! S PflSTPON Great Britain Awaits Clearing Of Hitler’s Foreign Policy AUSTIN. April 30.- i/l'i Urs. Steve Davis of Dallas came to Austin today to plead with Governor James V. Allred for commutation of the death sentence of her son, Raymond Hamilton, southwestern desperado. Hamilton and Joe Palmer are .scheduled to be electrocuted May 10 for the .slaying of Major Oi'owson, pri-sou farm guard, during an escape last summer. The state board of pardmis md paroles has recommended that clemency not be granted. and Governor Allred usually follows its recommendations. Dressed in brown dress and white (CMyrttht, i»sa, by Aworutei) Pre»») ; Straw hat, Mrs. Davis sat quietly In LONDON, April 30.—An author!- the governor's reception room pend-tative sounce said today the pro- ing the interview. She was accom-posed naval conversation between panied on the automobile trip from was advocated at the White House ance treaty. conference bv Chairman Harri.son Minister of Agriculture Cassez in-of the .senate finance committee. dicated that the French army was Members of the congressional storing wheat, when he reported to group said the chief executive! the cabinet that purchases by the group    quartermaster’s department were i “bwrblni    ot IVance', wh«t BlchlX|rg joined the eonferenee and |    mcreaae    the strpngly dissented.    wheat    to ten francs for Senator La Pollette «Prog-Wls) 320 46 pounds, was de.scribed by the conferees as j    French    cabinet approved the only member of the congress- ; founter-proposals for the Pranco-lonal delegation who opposed the Russian treaty which are to be subplan.    i mitted to Soviet Russia ^i final ne- Richberg was said to have been gotiatlons. It gave new instructions rtv viic ooiitr vujic a    ciection    in    Novem-    ^™* ourrau 01 tnvesUgatioii said said. "T)Us government does not for aviation alliances with other na- i ^er. 193? ^ tL JSesriof    i today.    any    of    its    plan,«    or    policies    en- tions and toward the completion of    ^    mandatory    state    monop-; The agents are .subniittinfi their visage the possibility of a change j    - oly on sales of hard liquors.    |    findings to a federal grand jury in    between the United Statc.s and    anyj HaPriman Of U. S.    C. Of C Confeiee.s said they hoped to have    I    Arlsona. Pending    action by the    foreign country ”    *    .    .    • their report ready for printing    be.    grand jury. Hoover    declined to re-    Permanent disarmament of    the veal the facts which    his agent.s have 13.000-mile U. 8.-Canadian border is a fundamental American policy, Mr. Rooisevclt continued. fore the end of the day and would seek to have It adopted tomorrow. A j established In connec tion with the two-thirds vote in each house would j seizure of the Tucson. Ariz., child very insistent upon a two-year ex- See .N'RA. I^e 9, Col. 5 INFORMATION BUREAU READY to Piene Laval, foreign minister, and these he is expected to present to Ambassador Potemkin of Russia ' immediately. i The Initialing of the Franco-Rus-I sian pact is still contemplated, an ; official said, before Victor Denaln. minister for air, goes to Rome In the j next ten days to discuss in air pact with Italy which may link even commercial aviation facilitle.s. Denain i.s expected to lay the UU    MUWZUIUUUC    U    ip 1 FOm _    _    /m.         » Great Britain and Germany have l>alla.s by the Rev. Eddie A. Clayton, PapePS SpOnSOP UUeSllOn- groundwork for an air a-ssistance be necessary. The agreement was a compromise between advocates and opponents of a mandatory state monopoly system. The resolution to be voted on in August would permit the legislature to create a state monopoly If It desired. That to be submitted next year would require thp legislature to set up such a system. Under either resolution, there would be local option Counties and precincts which wanted to remain dry could do so. The resolution to be submitted in August would “prohibit” the open .saloon but would leave to the legislature the duty of defining such an establishment PasK Utility Rill The house passed to the senate a bin to bring all types of public utilities under regulation by a three- who reputedly wa.s held capltve In the desert for many day.s last year. * « * PHOENIX. Ariz., April 30 - .p.— Tlie president wuit his letter *o McSwain after publication of Kilbourne .s and Andrews’ testimony had caused an International stir. Frank E Flynn. Ü. S. district at-i CaimdH yesterday tomey, disclosed today that new developments which will be presented See KDBLEK, Page 9. < nl. Î Cincinnati Auto Workers Strike department for a complete text of their .statement" Teatlmony Secret. J Mr. Roosevelt pointed out that I the testimony had been given in secret. but later was printed aivd disclosed by the committee. He said that if this policy was Believes It Would Speed Recovery WASHINGTON. April 30.—A call to the Roosevelt adminiatratton to postpone “reform measures” in the interests of a speedy recovery was advocated today by Henry I. Harrtman, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United Staie.s. This wa.s they keynote of Harri-man'.s address opening the 23rd annual convention of the chamber. Hrm {.anxitafe Couched in moderate but firm continued, further testimony by : fcviiguage. Harnman'.s speech dis- been “postponed” pending an ex- pastor of the Church of Jesus, of pected announcement by Reich.sfue-; Dallas. hrer Hitler on German's foreign pol- j Mrs. Davi.s .said her plea was that Ity.    of a bereaved mother “wanting to It wa.s said the British govern-    save my boy from death.” ment was cwnplying with Hitler's |    ^‘Raymond never    did kill    anyone,    ’ desire for the postponement of the i she said, “and I think the death conversations and that it had agreed i sentence was too .severe. If he were on the ba.sls that until the atmos- ' n»ven clemency. 1 know he never phere was further cleared with a would commit another offense, and ■%^ore definite statement of policy    be would be a good    i.kjv. Hitler's part that it would be    ‘Tb* started    »“d    be    .    . ._ oport.rs of these naoers who un^Uriartory u, procead with the, Mr" Davis held In her hands the government's work need only what »he said was a petition bear-; to write to Mr. Haskln, in care of the Reporter and Morning NekAS And-Answer Service The Reporter-News Wednesday will swing open the doors for Its readers to a new service—a “question and answer’’ bureau on governmental activities at the nation's capital, Washington, D. C. The bureau is conducted for the Reporter-News by Frederic J. Has- trety with Italy. Hopes were expressed that a general air pact could be See FRANfT.. Page 9. C ol. « conversations at this time. T*he poKlponement. however, is few*^^s*^**’Se*^coiv*r»Uons*^^^^^    ^be    namely    of    nearly    3,000    per- finally pl’anned to begin during the' »'king clemency. Mast of the Information second week of May. now probably Petitioner,s, .slie said, were resident;, enclose a three-cent stamp for rewill start during the following week uss ftFTER RE CINCINNATI. April 30.—<UPi— Union employes of the Fisher body and Chevrolet motor plants in suburban Norwood walked out today ——•    1 In what their leaders described a; Se« I.E;CiISLATI’RE, Page 9, <ol. 7 i a “100 p<r cent strike.” William H. Black, president of tJi#' Pardons Asked In i United Automobile Workers union, C    19.940.    said    230    lAotiipn, JjCOIISDOrO Vo59w of the two factories had Joined the strike MONTGOMERY, Ala.. April 30 Workers began leaving -«(..TV-Samuel Ijelbowitz, Scottsboro plants in mid-morning, defense couni>el, today sent a army and navy oificens would have to be submitted to him for advance approval. The president's letter read as follows “Mv attention ha.s been called to i«ee RUHI KL. Page 9. loi. 4 • -4^ • Doctors Fined In Narcotics Cases closed vital differences from the views of the administration on several major Roosevelt plans. Harrlman who has been regarded by his associates as a counselor of friendly relations with the administration, mixed praise with his crlti-ci.sm The New l>al has a Item pied much that is good.” he said, "but It ha.« tried to do loo much in too short a time ” C B Ames, chairman of the Tex-a.s Company, hit at what he called "the bungling effort of Washington aince Hitler is expected to tell the world of his latest stand m the international field in a speech May 15. The belief grew in diplomatic cit- See II A5IH.TON. Page 9. C ol. 6, bee BUREAU. Page 10. ( ol. 8 see PARLEY. Page 9. Col. i J. W. PowelU 81, Early Day Lawyer ol Ballinger, Dies TYLER MAN OPENS FIRE ON COMPETITOR; 2 DEAD, 4 SHOT quest to Governor Bibb Graves asking for a full pardon for all of the defendanUs in the “Scottsburo ca.se.” • The New York attorney submitted a second proposal to the Ala-bama chief execuUve. in event a Surprise Flight Across P»rdon was demed. that a «fact- _    ,    .    j finding ’ commission be appointed    agreement drafted by union em- COUntry Expected to    ¡to study the ca.se and return h* ! pioyes and threatening "dra.Hilc at • 10 UzMir*o i decision to the governor    tlon”    unless    a    favorable    reply    is Better l ¿ Hours    The    defendants, nine negroea. now i reeeived _ !    are held In the Jefferson county Js 11 DURANGO, Colo.. April 30.—(/P»—    pnson here, awaiting AMARILLO. April    30—cUP)—................ .............. *Ji^ two; Doctors J P Powel),    and Cliarles    jjureaucracy    to regiment    American Crowds    Todd, and Gu> McGee,    druggist, ill ;    bu.sineas    “ re- , stood about, applauding impro nptu    of Dalharl. and Dr M    A Bigger».    Ante«,    who    a few    months    ago talks by    union Ieader.s. A sp c'ul    Can?on. pitaded guilty to narcotic    headed a group of 100 major biui- detail of    six Norwood polKxmicn    law violation in federal court today    i    ne.s.« leaders m a conference on re- stood by    to preserve order    and were fined $250 each.    coverv, propased that the new NRA provide only for purely voluntary 'The Douglas transport plane attempting a transcontinental speed ‘ record, passed over here at 9:10 1 mountain time today at an altitude of 13,000 feet. Durango is approximately 635 miles from Burbank, Cal,. airport frt»n whkh the ship Prior to the walkout, a committee The sentence.s brought District At .    „    w    . of the union had delivered an ul-: torm y Clyde O East us' total nar-    .    J    1 timatum to officials of the iwo colic conviction.', in West Texas In companies, demanding approval of tnc past nine months to 29 doctors *dniimstratlon of them is the fact and 11 druggist-s In a ease transferred hen- from Abilene. James W. Wilson was sen-lent ed to five years on earh of two | mdu iments charging him with rob-30—<UP>—ibing a posloffice at Park.s, Texas Her II ARK IM AN. Page 9. Col. 5 railway freight train In county on March 25, 1931. Jackson Mr. and Mrs H F F*owell went to Ballinger early Tuesdrfiy afternoon in response to a messsVe that Mr. Powell’s brother. J. W Powell, a pioneer Runnels county attorney, had died at 12 o’clock. Mr Pow’ell, 81 years of age had been ill for a month. He had been a practicing lawyer at Ballinger for more than 40 years RurNivc»*' are hj« v lfe a daughter. Mr« Jame' Wc:iT Of RalHngcr, and |L «'o grandchildren• two sistcrr Mr« ' V A M Miller of IjUhhock and Airs I P N liter of T4>nl8vllle, Kv ’ three | brother.« H F. Pc well of Abilene T. Two Brothers Are Slain; Feud Arose Over the Dyna-1 three hours and h minutes miting and Burning of Filling Stations    ¡    •    •    • _________    LOS    ANGELES,    April    30.—«^'— TYLER. April 30.—»T --The sec- petitor’s station into a group of in a surprise attempt to lower the ploying 9,000 men. was closed down today. Lincoln Scale, general mauHger, •aid the shut-down was due to the strikes at Chevrolet plants in Toledo and Cinci inatl. 14 A.S’HAH B.ANR LfHlTED ARLINGTON. Kas, April 30 —^4’ —The Citizens State bank here was lieid up today by three young men who fled with an estimated $1300 loot ond victim of an^alleged gasoline service station feud died today, Ira Ferguson, 32, died shortly after Jim Bryant was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Clint Ferguson, 41. who, with Ira and four other person.«, were «hot as they stood in Clint Ferguson’s fining «tstton. across the highway from B«”'ant's establishment, 1a,'!t nieht, CMnt and in were b»'others nine persons in the Ferguson establishment. died early today. His brother, Ira Ferguson. 32, ASi)«n# snS vicinity Partly «lou4y ana j warmer tontght. W*«jw«lay i>artly el©y4y j to rlottdy _    Wait Tasat Wtil of IWin martSiaii ‘ „¡..(Partly cloudy to cloudy and warroar tn- j transport planes, a huge Douglas „¡ghta W*dB«iday partly cloudy to eloud>; transcontinental Jllght record for ship took off from Union air torm- „ . - , ^    «    TYLER April    30    A feud-------- r Powell of    ^    between operators of two gasoline | shocking of^ng ^ach.    service station.« acrof.s the highway    Deputy Sheriff Ross Parker said Funeral arrangem ti had no from each other was blamed for Bryant talked to the co'mty Jail Millff bad been at her    Jiof/tlng    of    one    man and and said he did the shooting, brother »'bedside for a week and the    r    i    five    other    persons    Parker quoted Bryant ss saying: AbilaxM. e-r¡yf«. BaifO biet'aars    Via-    Glint Fetguson    4i    ^ijot üi head    :    “I've juat been in s one-sided tzacl him ipaasMwatr imetnr 1ft*    night    when    three    loads of'    —— wm.    VmMuob mm imtá Him h¡á mm- { im moomiái, Hm> t €M> 9 shot in the abdomen, waa placed | inni few* New York early today, under an oxygen tent and little hope At the controls of the big ship was held for his recovery, and four was D W. Tomlinson, a vice presi-other persons, less seriously hurt, f dent of Transcontinental Western were under treatment.    |    Air company. County Attorney John Lawhon I The flight was unannounced and .«aló he was prepared to file charges Uttl« was Immediately known of It against Jim Bryant, owner of the The pilot expected to make the station from which the blasts of i nonstop flight in less than 12 hours shotgun fire came and who sur- j Leland Andrews, veteran Amerl-rendered a shwt time after the i can Airlines pilot, holds the present record for transports at U hours. probably fitowtra tn w*«t »n4 n«/rth portion«. Emv Tcx«*- Cait of 100th SMrUlian p«rti / cloudy, warm«;' «ic«pt on e/,u*. t<»- HOME BUILDING LOANS MADE AVAILABLE HERE UNDER FHA Bifhif wcdn««d«y%*rtiy cloudy to cloudy. *    BuildlnQ    aiid    Losn    AssocistiOH    and    First    Federal probably al>o«*rt on wait eoa»t.    ®    . Savings & Loan Association of Abilene Are Agencies 34 minutes and 16 seconds The takeoff time was 4:64 a. m. (8'54 a m. Central Standard Time) Plying with Tomlinson were Hal Snead and Pete Red path Th, Pivu Mn-ad IIM laUou of ! £" I“.™«:'»; •MDiUOt. Home building loans calculated on the long pull, under the federal Title 2 of the housing act sets up what is known as the insured and housing administration act's ’HUe 2, ‘ mortgage plan. Under It loans are fire available to Abilenlans through ! made on new construction at 5 per two lending agencies. The Abilene , rent interest aial existing construc- Building ae Loan association and the First Federal Savdngs & Loan association of Abilene (newly organized) have fully qualified, .«aid R E. Sikes, port Worth, here Tuesday Sike.' IS FHA executive assibUiu oiiector for the northwest di.stnci incladmg Abilene, under 8am R Savatt.    kmtL «on at 5 1-2 per cent They will be amortized in monthly paymenta. 30-year maximum, the borrower’s installments including interest, part of the principal, one*-twelfth of toxee. one-twelfth of hazard insurance*, and on new construcuon one-half Saa LiOANf. fam i. Gai. I THE MARKETS ATA GLANCE April je.lHy .AMM>cUit#d Preat) NEW YORK srfM'KS—rrregiilar:    s|>cclal- tic« higher; metab and ralic dip. BO.VDH—.vilxed; ■« on da ry carriers down. CT RR—I nsettlrd:    Indefinite palfe trends rule. FGREICiN l \i IIANGEg—Un-even; sterlinir lower. COTTON—Quiet; comittianio«! house liquids I ton. C’OFFFE—Qulel; diasppoint-tng Brasilisn insrket«. CHICAGO WHKAT^Lower; May liquidating sales. CORN—Firm; »carclty #1 fd« ferlngs. CATTUE—Slow, Bilrtf »toady; top $14. HOCiS—.4cDve, strong to 10 19 rents higher; tap 19 10. ;