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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1935, Abilene, Texas ouse Again Refuses To Abolish Power Holding Companies! ulp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LIV. Full Leaari Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press CUP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1935- TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abltena Homing NUIMER 236 Admits Urging FD Insanity R umor Duce Rejects Peace Plan; Ethiopia Begins Mass Mobilization 'ABILENE BUSINESS IMPROVES Father Held For Beating Child Vowlnt mtfcance on holdup men he nld beat his son. Contln, 11, Mm Hull It shown be visited the critically injured boy In a Colo- rado Sprints hospital. Later a man who saw the picture In a newt-, paper Keofnitxl Hnll as the man he saw beatinf a bo; In a railroad The father then admitted the act. officers Mid. (Associated Substantial Increases In Bank Debits, Postal Receipts Reported Better business conditions in Ab- ilene were reflected today through substantial increases shown In building permits, postal receipts and bank debits for July over the same period last year. Twelve building permits totaling 'set a new monthly high lor the year, showing the sharpest uptrend since the building of a pe- destrian underpass in January 193" at a cost of Excluding tht underpass, a CWA project, permits issued last month have not been surpassed since February 1931 when the building here amounted to 525. Postal Becelpu Postal receipts aggregated 71i11 last Tioulh, an- increase gf "jtliatM pyer July of the preylotts .year. Postoffice officials also-: re- pbrted a substantial gain in busi- ness over June. Debits of the two local banks amounted to for the past four weeks. Last July debits to- talled gain of more Duck Hunters Must Follow Rigid Rules See BUSINESS, Paye 9, Col. 4 S. C. Galbra Ibrajtrv 74, In Season In Southern Zone Including Texas to Be Nov. 20, Dec. 19 Note Found Hints Zenge Suicide; Widow Heard 'CHICAGO. Aug. not3 Heating that Mandevllle Zeng, sought for questioning in the mu- tilation murder of Dr. Walter John Bauer of Klrksville, Mo., had com- Kitttt. suicide was turned over to the police today. Found Note In Cab A taxi driver told police he found the note in the effects of a passen- ger he drove to navy pier on Lake Michigan last night. The note was signed and- police Immediately set out to Identify the handwriting as that of the wanted man. The discovery was reported just after an Inquest into Bauer's death had been continued until Aug. K lor further investigation. The doc- tor's pretty 23 year old widow failed See CASE, Page 9, Col. S Wounded Woman Clings to Life DALLAS, Aug. Theda Biirch, 35, was still In a critical condition In a hospital today from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The woman shot herself yesterday after she had shot and killed Dr. William E. Hubbert, 65, former naval The shootlrg occurred In physician's office where, years the woman was employed at WASHINGTON, Aug. "most rigid regula- history of American J. N. "Ding" Darling, chief of the biological survey, to- day said the nation's duck hunters will have 30 days of shooting this fall. Darling said the regulations had been approved by President Roose- velt and that he expected them to save 50 per cent of the increase In ducks this year. Shooting over baited water or land will be prohibited. No live decoys can be used at any place. Zoning of states by seasons will as eliminated and the nation will be divided Into two zones, northern and southern. Shooting will be permitted only between 7 a. m. and 4 p. m. Possession of more than one day'c bag limit, which was reduced from 12 to 10, will be illegal. A three-shell limit on auto-load- See NEW RULES, Page 9, Col. 8 Only One Body Found In Wreckage of Freight Near Bruceville WACO, Aug. twist- ed, smoking wreckage of a derail- ed freight train gave up one char- red body today and It was feared that anywhere from seven to 25 have been crushed or burned to death'In the wreck on the Missouri-Kans- sas-Texas line near Bruceville last night. One Body Found The unidentified body of one vic- tim, apparently a negro, was re- moved from the debris and the crews clearing up the smashed, fire- blackened cars, continued to dig for other bodies. Rescue workers, who pushed their search of the debris after finding the body, were hampered when an- other oil tank car caught Tire. Much of the wreckage was too hot to handle. Railroad officials consid- ered dynamiting the wreckage in an effort to speed up the search and clear the track. C. P. Carlisle, 21, of Waco, who See TRAIN WRECK, Pige 9, Col 6 Failing Health For Two Years; Rites Friday B. C. Galbraitn, 74. pioneer Abi- lene business mah, died at 9 a. m. today at his residence, 742 Butter- nut street. He had been in failing health for the! past two and one-half years anfl gravely ill since a stroke of paralysis last Tuesday. Funeral rites will be conducted by Dr. T. S. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, a lo time friend of Mr. Galbralth daughter, Mrs. Jack Hughes Abilene. Dr. O. P. Clark, pastor St. Paul's Methodist church, will as slst with the services at the Laugi ter funeral chapel Friday at 10 m. Atmosphere of Pessimism Among Italians; Ethio- pian Tribal Leaders Ready to Fight GENEVA, Aug. low-power conference to diB- settlement of the Italo- Ethiopian conflict may be held at Paris or Ventimiglia, Italy, next week, it was reported here today after Premier Mussolini demanded modification of the Anglo French peace formula draft. Talk By Fhone Long distance telephone c'onver- -atlon between Premier Laval of and Mussollnj brought II Duct's demand that the proposed pledge of nbn -resort to arms during peace 'negotiations be removed from the, draft JjpfmillaL..... Nevrtthelnsj-fttague -circles, pre dieted something' tentative' In th way of an" agreement' would worked out within 24 hours. A formal council session, sched uled for late afternoon, was can celled an hour before It was to be called. The council is expected tc meet tomorrow, at a time not im mediately specified. The Anglo-French formula hai been prepared overnight by An- thony Eden of Great Britain am Laval. The text of the- formula wa Negro Slow On Swallow; Crap Shooters Fined WINFIELD, Kaa., Aug. Johnson, negro, wu a little slow on tbe swallow so he and (even other negroes were fined In police court for shooting eraps. Police who raided tbe game It the stackyards testified they lo- cated the dice In Willie's mouth. One defendant said Willie usu- ally matured to swallow the "bones" and thus dlipote of the evidence. Finding tb.fi dice gave officer! a clue so they hunted around. Sure enough, In the buccal cav- ity of Howard Ihey found the stakes. It wu necessary to fish mostly In mull coins, tram Dan's mouth. Confronted with the evidence, all eight pleaded guilty. MAJOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR HIGHWAY 15 IS ADOPTED Millions to Be Spent on Route West to New Mexico Line: New Road Weatherford to Mineral Wells the doctor's assistant. The tragedy, police climaxed relations between the physician and the woman which covered a period of Twice before the pn.lr were Involved in shootings, once whsn the doctor was wounded and. hlnhway'w" another time the woman wul Changing In session at Mineral Wells Wed- nesday, the state highway commis- sion firmly committed Itself to a major development policy along an Important east-west artery through West 83, which has had much agitation, but very little money spent upon It The commission announced that the West Texas area would be allo- tted In road projects from state federal funds, not Including WPA projects. This action Was taken affecting the deelgnatlim ol Worth to1 the New Mexico line through Mineral Wells, Metcalf Gap, Caddo, Bmckenrldge, Albany, Anson, Roby, Snyder, Lamesa and Semlnole. This route had been des- ignated previously from the Louis- iana lire west through Marshall, Longvltw, Gladewater, Terrell, Dal- las and Port Worth. The commis- sion said the highway would be Jointly No. 16 and No. 1-A fram Port Worth to MeteaU Gap. No. 1- A WBS abolished fror.i Metculf Gap to Albany. Prom Mineral Wells to BOAD WORK, CoL I Survivors. Survivors are his widow, former Miss Mattle Bike of Houston, nln children, a brother, a sister an thirteen grandchildren. Childre of the present union are Robert of El Paso, Dan, Mrs. Floyd Bogs and Mrs. Jack Hughes, all of Ab Jene. Miss Ada Cfalbraith of Di las was the only child of the marriage and children of the ond union are Samuel C. of La Angeles. Louie of Sweetwate Charles of Midland and Mrs. Ott Schultz of Abilene. A. S. Galbralth Abilene, brother, and Mrs. G. W. Gamblll o Dallas, a sister, also survive. Mr. Galbralth's first marriag was to Miss Ada Efinpton at Eon ham, who died two) days after th birth of their His sec ond marriage was' to Miss Julia Danner at Bonham, tfho is also de ceased. Born at Bonham. The aged Abllenlan was born a Bonham, October 6, 1860. He was educated in the public school and Carlton Junior collect there. Two years after his marriage to Miss Rlke at Houston In 1902, the fam- !y moved from Paris to Abilene. He entered the furniture busi- See PIONEER DIES, Pace 9, CoL 3 New Community Gas Chief Here M. L. Bird, newly appointed west- ern division superintendent for the Community Natural Qas company, arrived today in Abilene, his head- quarters city, He will return to Fort Worth Saturday lor hla wife and formally will open the new division offices in the Mlms building Monday. Abilene became western head- quarters with a sweeping realign- ment Monday ol all distributing mlts of the Lone Star gns system, Community emerflnj as the princi- pal distributor. See LEAGUE, Page 9, CoL 7 Ethiopian High Chiefs Eager For Battle ADDIS ABABA, Aug. Mass recruiting for the Ethiopian army began today In the capital. The recruiting'was preceded by military review and a mass meet- Ing in front of the ministry of war The action was taken following a war council by the high chiefs oJ Ethiopia, who were reported to have told Emperor Halle Selassie they believed "it may be too late to prevent war." One source said the emperor was gravely concerned by mounting ev- idence that tens of thousands of his warriors were eager for open hostilities at once to avenge what they regarded as an Italian "slur" on their ancient-kingdom. Halle Selassie, apparently anxious to do nothing to Increase the ten- sion, sternly rebuked some of ths eaders who were understood to lave urged a breaking off of diplo- matic relations with Italy. The united loyalty of the Rases, or tribal clheftalns, was emphasiz- ed In a manifesto Issued alter yes- erday's secret session in the pal- ace courtyard, asserting that no mandate of any nature over Ethlo- iia would be accepted. "It is liberty -or one chieftain told the Associated Press. More troops from distant moun- aln and desert strongholds were en oute north. One contingent ar- Ived last night and camped ten miles from this capital, while housands of others were reported Advertising Man, Small A. G. E. Stockholder, Tells Lobby Probers of Whispering Campaign Aug. by a. New Jer- sey advertising man to start a "whispering- campaign" that President Roosevelt is inline were disclosed today by the senate lobby committee. E. P. Cramer, who described himself as an advertising man of Plainfield, N. J.. and a small stockholder in the Electric Bond and Share company, tes- tified he was "annoyed and ohafzrined 1 had any con- nection with it." G-Men Soon to Guard Nation's Smaller Banks WASHINGTON, arm of tht Justice department agent la expected to reach out sow to protect the anna town bank, lone victimized by America's known bank robbers. The G-men who collared nearly 140 robbers of national banks last year, are called upon to shield other (18 billion) und- er a provision tucked away In thai new banking bill, now In confer- ence between senate and home. The bill extends to all banks In- sured by the Federal Deposit In- surance corporation the G-men pro- tection given last year to national banks and federal reserve member batiks. "Country bankers" have feared. since the federal agents were put i the 'Job last year, that the robber, frightened away from Bee G-MEN, Page 9, Col 7 fold Storfto Voluntarily Abilene Man Declares He said the suggestion wasfrnsde as part of a program to defeat the New Deal. Questioned -sifarply by Chalhnan Black, the witness said he had; "no basis" for believing the president WASHINGTON. Aug. V. Sellers, NRA employe from Abl-1 was Insane and that he had never lene, Texas, testified before the hlm-. house rules committee today1 that he, went voluntarily to Chairman Black of the senate lobby committee and told about Representative Pat- ton (D-Tex) bringing a box out of the hotel of John W. Carpenter, Texas utility man. Sellers previously had testified be- fore the senate committee he didn't believe the box contained cigars, as Patton had insisted. At the conclusion of Patton's ;estlmony yesterday concerning his Inancial transaction, Representative Cox (D-Ga) told the Texan, "your explanation before this committee Is a clear exoneration of any Impllca- lon as a result of testimony before he senate committee." Bernard B. Robinson of Chicago, .ppearing before the house Investl-1 ;ators today concerning the where- He added that the same .thing was done "against Hoover" by Charles Mlchelson, democratic pub- licity chief. "Who said he was Black asked. "Mr. Mlchelson." "Do you swear "No." Cramer replied laughing. Cramer said at first his suggestion had not been' It was developed that In the past few weeks a "whispering campaign" had been started that Mr. Roosevelt was in ill health. Mr. Roosevelt laughingly took See LOBBV PIIOBE, Page 9, CoL 4 .bouts of H. C. Hopson, who is sought for questioning concerning tie activities of the Associated Gas nd Electric company, referred to he Patton Incident. "It Is a ver; sweet thing the com- ilttee did said Robin- son. "An old man being crucified nd you whitewashed him." "You don't mean whitewashed, ut that we were fair to re- ponded Chairman O'Connor. Denies Secret Session To the house committee Sellers enled he appeared before the sen- te group In secret session. He See ETHIOPIA, Page 9, Col. 8 Oklahoman Faces Complaints Here Jack Anderson, 30, of 410 Grape street, Is a native of Taylor coun- 1, working with his father, R. O. nderson, at the New Deal Market- ig Co. Jack Anderson. 19. came Mlene a week ago from Oklahoma, an entirely different person. The Oklahoma Anderson was ken In custody Wednesday night n two complaints charging him 1th passing a forged Instrument. ustlce Lindsay Waiden fixed bond In ench case. Said the Abilene Anderson: "Mv lends have been giving me quite kidding, and I wish you would nilghtm me out, telling the pub- Uat I am not In the courts." See SELLERS, Pane 9, CoL 4 Runnels Farmer Is Death Victim Provision ed 209 To 155 WASHINGTON, Auf. Contlhulni Its oppotlUM President Roosevelt's wishes, Uw hoiue refused afaln 209 to 165 to- day to accept the provision In utility bill to abolish companies. ThU action was taken In reject- ing a motion by Chairman Barbara of the interstate commerce commit- tee to Instruct house conferee! the legislation to afree to Ite no- tion approved by the senate by a one-vole margin. Raybum said If his motion were rejected "ire may not" tomplete ac- tion on the utility bill this senlon. Representative HuddlesCon CD- Ala) said the Issue between the house and senate bills was "orderly execution of mob murder." Well Near Lueders Tests Barrels- Special to the Reporter. BALLINGER, Aug. K. Paschal, 40, Runnels county resi- dent 29 years, died at his farm home in the Mann community, 10 miles north of here, Wednesday at a. m., following a long illness. Rites were to be held at the grave- side lu the Falrvlew cemetery at Winters this afternoon at Survivors include his widow, five children, Helen, Jessie Ruth, Ethel Patsy Fae and Kolbert: two brothers, Tom and Harry Pas- chal; two sisters, Mrs. A. N. Wylle and Mrs. Lawrence Dodd; and his mother, Mrs. W. W. Paschal, all of Balllnger. PARDON FOR Must Not Return To Texas Warns Governor Allred Jack Doyle, under a 20-year pris- on sentence from Taylor county, walked out of the Huntsvllle peni- tentiary Thursday with a condition- al pardon from Governor James V. Allred. If he docs not leave Texas he will be returned to prison. Doyle, Ed Grlggs and Oscer D. Lafterty pleaded guilty In 104th dis- trict court here. December 6, 1928, holding up C. E. Hicks, filling station man In Abilene, on the night of September 30. 1029, and taking at the point of pistol. The three men were arrested at Bronte next day and admitted they were convicts who had escaped from -he Wynnf prison Governor Allred'ft proclamation THOMPSON IS GIVENDEATH Convicted of Attacking And Slaying Peoria Girl PEORIA, ni., Aug. The electric chair loomed for Gerald Thompson, 26, today as punish- ment for ravishing and killing Mil- dred Hallmark, 19-year-old convent graduate, the night of June 16. Only seven weeks after the girl's battered and denuded body was found in a cemetery ditch, Thomp- son was under sentence of deatn ordered by a circuit court Jury which deliberated less than four hours last night. Only two ballots were reported taken. Indifferent or evasive during a 10-day thrill filled trial during which his counsel fought to put In- to the record t'.ie defendant's own Production gauge on the Farrts