Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas
FAIR p] Wot Abilene Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS Of) FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HI EDI now VOL. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 240 Seek Approval of Oil States Pact Colorado StfH Makes 'Money' Colorado started "spllUlnr pennies" through the manufacture of tiny tokens for lue In payment of state sales tax on small purchases. Charles W. Armstrong, state treasurer, shown here with Maiile Tracy. oilier employe, End some of the coins, has ordered production con- tinued, although Secretary Morgcnthau of the federal treasury de- clared tliem illegal. (Associated Press Bankhead Expects Cotton Loan Decision Soon Confers With Roosevelt On Subject But De- clines to Reveal Presi- dent's Views Union Men Strike JnN. Y., Protesting ip .ft WASHINGTON, Aug. John H. Bankhead (D-Ala.) recommended to Pres- ident Roosevelt today a con- tinuation of the 12-cent loan on cotton for the 1935 crop. He said a decision is expect ed shortly. Bankhead, on leaving the White House, told newspapermen that the estimate of bales for this year's cotton crop was too high, n his opinion. He said conditions this month probably would reduce the pounds- ler-acre estimate. Chester C. Davis, AAA admirus- lartor prepared to leave tomorrow for Stoneville, Miss., where in j. speech on Aug. 13, he will discuss cotton exports. It was understood that the ad- ministration at present has no in- tention of subsidizing cotton ex- ports, although the AAA amend- ments would allow use of 30 per cent of custom mately- sub- A greetnent Signed, Removing Threat To Tieup Cotton Crop sidize agricultural exports. dofiitieti' co 'gi Hugh Johnson Stands Pat Saying Monthly Above Average Event Cancelled Because of Infantile Paralysis Epidemic in Area WASHINGTON. Aug. Boy Scout officials sought today to turn homeward hundreds of scouts already enroute to their Interna- tional Jamboree, cancelled last night by President Roosevelt because of Infantile paralysis in this area. The Jamboree, scheduled to be held on the shores of the Potomac here August 21-30, was called off after a presidential conference with public health officers and scout leaders. The chief executive is hon- national president of the 9jauts. Temporary encampments with ac- comodations for scouts had been completed and foreign contin- gents were already in the country or on the high seas when the cancel- lation was announced. Prevalence of infantile paralysis "is not unduly a White House statement said, "but the con- ferees decided it would be for the best interest of the scouts and all concerned to cancel the jamboree." Public health officers said two centers of the epidemic are within 100 miles of Washington. The cities urc Charlottesville and Richmond, Va. Since January 1 North Carolina NEW YORK, Aug. Flying squads from union head- quarters toured work progress ad- J ministration projects today, brlng- ing additional workers out In the strike against the fedeKj! government's "security salary" pro- gram. The strike was voted by represen- tatives of 3G craft unions yesterday. Thomas Murray, president of the Central Trades and Labor council, said it stiil was Impossible to esti- mate the number already on strike but he predicted that between 000 and skilled union workers employed on PWA projects would answer the strike call. The defecnon of this number, it wits admitted, would be sufficient to cripple the works program and See STRIKE, Page 12, Col. S 'give any ".reflection on the president's view on government Joans for the com- ing season. Gas Waste Law Writ Is Denied AUSTIN, Aug. three- Judge federal court denied an ap- plication for a preliminary injunc- tion to restrain enforcement of the railroad commission's anti-gas wastage order In the Acua Dulce field In southwest Texas in an opinion filed today. Complainants were the Clymore Production company, the Muecej Refining company and S. Matsbn Nixon, receiver. The opinion stated evidence was insufficient to show the order as applied to the plaintiffs was arbi- trary or confiscatory. The order was Issued under the conservation HOUSTON, Aug. agreement between opposing groups of ginners today removed a legal barrier which had threatened tootle up the Texas cotton crop. Federal Judge T. M. Kennerly signed an order yesterday which At- torneys said would enable ginners to obtain bale tags under the Bank- head act, enforcement of which had been restrained by a temporary in- junction granted by Judge Randolph Bryant on petition of the. Texas Cotton Ginners association. Because of the Injunction, In- ternal revenue collectors had refus- The Ginners association had sought an extension of the injunc- tion and a group of ginners, led by the Texas Agricultural association, champion of the Bankhead act, had sought exemption from provisions of the court order. Judge Kennerly held that the in- Junction was inoperative; he ruled that the plaintiffs who obtained the order had failed to post bond of fixed by Judge Bryant. The order was signed after Judge Kennerly named a committee of at- torneys representing the two fac- tions of ginners and the govern- ment to work out. an agreement. Although the agreement, which was signed as a court order, was considered a victory for the de- fenders of the Bankhead act, at- torneys said the plaintiffs who ob- tained the Injunction at Sherman did not lose any of their legal rights In their fight to test constitutionali- ty of provisions of the measure which are under fire. Hammond Pleased With Decision At Houston "That's was the comment of J. Walter Hammond, district rep resentatlve on the Texas cotton committee, when Informed Thurs day night of the ruling by Judge T. M. Kennerly, removing the le gal barriers which threatened to prevent movement of the state's cot' ton crop to market. Hammond, who Is also a membei of Taylor county's cotton commit- tee, was one of ten representative; from Texas who conferred las week In Washington with govnv ment officials, relative to refusal o the Internal revenue department to Issue bale tags to Texas Klnners af- ter a Sherman court had Issued Injunction preventing the revenue office from collecting taxes or re- quiring gins to keep a record of thi bale tags. The hearing Thursday was brought as a result ot proceedings See COTTON, Paye 13, Col. 7 SEE NO IN State Swelters With the Temperatures Above Century Mark By the Associated1 Press. No relief from heat was. In sight over'Texas today, as the'thermom- eter continued to climb toward the high marks of yesterday, when rec- ords for the year were established at Sherman, Paris, Tyler and Long- view. No prostrations .were reported. Sherman and Paris reported read- Ing of 105, Longvlew 104 1-2 and Tyler 104. The Tyler reading was the second highest on record there, the thermometer having gone to 105 last year. One hundred degrees were report- ed by Dallas, Austin, Palestine, Port Arthur and San Antonio. Port Worth was two degrees hotter, and Houston two degrees cooler. Del Bio reported 96, and Amarlllo, Brownsville and El Paso sweltered In the "comparatively cool' ol 94. Abllenians held little hope for relief from heat today as clear skies gave promise of no rain and the ,herrnometer liovered around 97 de- statute that became effective Aug- glees at noon Yesterday's high ust 1. U. S. Money Stocks Hit Record High See JAMBOREE, Page 12, Col. 8 ------------------------------------1 --L Approve Ousting of Army Officer, WASHINGTON. Aug. A general court martial finding recommending dismissal from the army of Col. Alexander E. Williams, former assistant quartermaster gen- eral, was approved today by idcnt Roosevelt. Willlsms was convicted of having solicited and accepted a loan of from one Prank Spuechcr, tire salesman, doing with the army. Dismissal incomes effective Aug. 12. Texas University Project Is OK'd WASHINGTON, Aug. Public works officials said today the loan and grant approv- ed for the University of Texns yes- terday is for construction of unit number two of the women's dormi- tory and was made on the basis of an application Tiicd in May. 133 i. The dormitory unit will be of fire- proof high. construction, three stories WASHINGTON, Aug. The nation's money stocks reached another all-time record high of at the end of July be- cause of heavy gold and silver im- portations the treasury announced today. Money stocks on July 31, were above the previous high reached on June 30, and compared with a year ago. The total money In circulation at the end of July amounted to or S43.37 per capita, com- pared with or per capita June 30, and 302 or per capita a year ago. The balance of the nation's money was held either in the treasury or by federal reserve banks. was 100. Noon reading on the hottest day of the July 98 de- grees. Later that afternoon the mercury rose to 103. SHRBVEPORT, La.. Aug. five-year heat record was brok- en in shrevepon at p. m. yes- terday when the mercury soared to 105 degrees, the hottest day here since July 29, 1930. The previous high mark of the current summer was set Wednesday with 103 de- grees which was the same with the maxima in 1933 and 1934. The thermometer refused to drop materially during the night and at 7 a. m. this morning the minimum for the preceding 24 hours was reached at 80 degrees. The all-time heat record here is Leaves Home to Avoid Practice On the Violin EAST ORANGE, N. J., Auff. 9. day, week alter week, month after month, Mrs., Joseph E. Larsen made 14 year old John practice on the violin. Police looked for John today. He ran away leaving a note for mama': '.'This hurts mo more you, be- cause I Jove you. 'x x x I never did like that fiddle." RELIEF STAFF TOPARKBLDG. SCHOOL TEACHER DIES SAN ANGELO, Aug. Jessie Montgomery Abbott, 66, teacher of mathematics In Bracken- ridge high school at San Antonio, died of angina nectorls at Eldorado at o-clocx this moranlg. Punernl services will be held here Saturday morning. MOD COTTON CROP INDICATED IN flSEfl BURNED BY'34 DROUTH Prospects In South and Southeast Texas Below Average; Texas Yield Estimated at Bales AUSTIN, Aug. The part of Texas most seriously affected by the drouth of 1934 has a present outlook for excellent cotton crop, the U. S. bureau of agricul- tural economics, local statistical of- fice, reported in a supplement to the government cotton report issued yesterday. "The prospects In south and southeast Texas are for a yield be- low cotton Henry L. Rasor said. stntitician "Rains In May and June were detrimental to the proper growth of the crop, and Insect damage is heavy. In cast. Texas and in the north blackl.inds, where considerable cotton acreage wu replanted, the present prospects are generally good but continued showers In July have hindered the fight against boll weevils and other Insects. In the northwest and north central plains the crop Is late but the present outlook is for a good to excellent crop." Statistics indicate a Texas crop of bales compared to In 1934, In 1933 and a ten-year average of bales. An Indicated lint yield ol 168 pounds per acre Is pounds above me low yield In 1934 and 24 pounds above the ten-year average. Reduced acreage Drought about primarily by the AAA indicated See HEAT WAVE, Page 13, Col Clipper Will Hop Today for Midway ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. Commercial aviation's Pacific fron- tier will be given another p-ish to- ward Ihe Orient today when Pan American Airways' 19-ton clipper starts a flight to tiny Wake island nearly miles to the west. Commanded by Captain R. O, D. Sullivan, the big air liner was groomed for a takeoff at 3 p. m. (Pacific standard time) for Hono- lulu, miles distant. President Plans Week-End Cruise production n per cent bcloiv the Ai WASHINGTON, Aug. Seeking relaxation after a busy week of conferences. President Roosevelt put aside affairs ol stale to leave late 'his afternoon for A week-end fishing trip. He Invited a party of friends to accompany him. They will board the government yacht Sequoia at 10-year average. Md., tonight for a crulie I down Chesapeake bay. County Office to Remain on North Second Street Staff of the district 13-A relief organization will be quartered on the third floor of the Park office building, South First and Oak, B. C. Conly, new district administra- tor, announced today. Equipment will be moved Into the offices Saturday afternoon and the district officers plan to be perma- nently located In the new head- quarters Monday. The district office, said Conly. was set up to carry out the work of the six-county organization and all relief clients are to continue re- porting to the Taylor county reliei office on North Second street. Tentative appointments announc- ed by Conly Friday morning in- cluded Oscar Wise, formerly Slmck- elford county administrator, assist- ant director; Elsworlh Mayer, East- land, district certifying officer; Martin, secretary to Mr. 'only; Estelle Smith, Easlland. sec- retary to the social welfare depart- ment; and Ollie Mae Thompson, bookkeeper in the commodities dis- tribution department. Attorney General Over- rules Order of Rail Commission Haskell Man to Be Buried Today Special to the Reporter. HASKELL, Aug. Funeral rites for W. D. Smith, 75, Haskcll resi- dent for the past four years, will be held at Tuxedo, his former home this afternoon at with Rev Ben Hardy, Methodist minister from Anson, officiating. Burial will be in the Falrvlew cemetery at TUxe- do. Mr. Smith died Thursday at the home of a son, D. O. Smith, Has- kell county farmer. Survivors In- clude two other sons, J. L, of An- son and W. E. of Wichita Falls; and two daughters, Mrs. Sol Fuller of Falrlee and Mrs. F. A. Hill of Ver- non. His wife, who formerly was Miss Emma Smith, died nine years ago. Mr. Smith was born March 8, ADSTJ.N, Aug. at- torney general today ruled that "an order of the Texas railroad com- mission suspending exceptions to general oil well spacing rules invalid. The commission recently announced all applications for per- mits to drill under exceptions to the rules would be held In abey- ance pending a supreme court de- cision, Suspension was ordered by the commission until the supreme court passed on a motion for rehearing in a case involving validity of the rule. Archie D. Gray, assistant attor- ney general who wrote the opinion, Held a judgment of a court dispos- ing of Issues Is final although a motion for a new trial is made and Is pending. "Tlie Judgment rendered by the supreme court in Brown against the Humble Oil and Refining compejiy was a final Judgment from the date of Its Gray stated. The See RULING. Page 13, Col. S To Bury 4 Auto Wreck Victims SHERMAN, Aug. services were planned late today for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Allen and their two daughters. Misses Alma and Lovie, who were victims of an auto- mobile collision Just north of Italy, Texas, yesterday. The Rev. H. L. White prepared to preach the funeral sermon at the services at the First Baptist church. Burial was scheduled at the Akers chapel south of here. Adrian Allen and Mrs. M. Wllle- ford, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Allen, ore the only sur- vivors in the immediate family. Mrs. Willeford's daughter, Virginia Lee, 14, Is the only survivor of the five persons who were in a small sedan when it collided head-on with truck. Interstate Agreement Reached at Conference Held At Dallas On Last February 16 WASHINGTON, Aug. sanction of state oil conservation com- pacts was requested by Presi- dent Roosevelt today in a brief special message. Single Subject The president confined his recom- mendation for oil legislation at this session to approval of the under- standings reached among oil pro- ducing states. He transmitted to congress certi- fied copies ot the approval of the agreement entered Into at Dallas, Texas, last Feb. 16 for control of producers. The certified copies came from Oklahoma, Texas, California and New Mexico. The president's message to con- gress: "To the Congress of the United States: "I transmit herewith a certified copy of the state compact to con- serve oil and gas, executed In the cltv ot Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 18, 1935. by the representatives of the State.5 ot Texas, Oali- fornia'Bnawew. Mexico, and reccm-" mended for represen- Sco OIL FAC1, Page IS, Col. 5 First Bale of Cotton Ginned at Santa Anna Special to the Reporter. SANTA ANNA, Auf. bale of the new cotton crop In West Texas was tinned here U- day. It Has brought In but nlfht by J. Terry Floyd of the Rack- wood community. It sold at auction for 13.25 cents per pound. J. J. Greg; acted u auctioneer and merchants were making ap a premium list. Gin trelfht at the bale mu pounds and bale welfht, traded as middling, wu MS pounds. Mr. Floyd broufht In the bale last year on Aufust 6 and later carried the first bales i Bockwood and Shield. He farm his own place three miles eut of Rockuood. Measure Is Expected To Be Sent to the White House Tonight 8! WIN '5 indictment Against Him In Mutilation Murder Expected Monday CHICAGO, Aug. The Cook county grand Jury voted a true bill today against Mandevllle Zenge charging him with the muti- lation murder of Dr. Walter Bauer, lis rival in love. An indictment will be returned Monday, Assistant Stnte's Attorney Chnrles E. Dougherty said. Five witnesses were brought be- fore the grand jury during Its ses- sion today as the state marshalled ,he evidence by which It hopes tc prove Zcngc guilty of the ennucir .atlon slaying. Included was William Lelnert, thi state's surprise witness. Lclnert, a cab driver, was with the taciturn 'arm youth on the early morning o ils arrest and has been 'In custody since. He has alternately been re ported the friend and confidant o Zenge and the man who turned him over to police. The true bill today marked thi 'irst Important link In the chain >y which the state hopes to lead the disappointed lover to the electric ;halr. Officers, while admitting ,hat the cnsu against him Is large- y circumstantial, maintain the ev- dence they already have Is enough or conviction. 1890, near Naslivtllc, Tcnn. He had resided in Texas for a number of years. Pallbearers arc Roy Miller, Willis Sines, Thurman Lu.sk, Rice Alvls, 3cn Allen and Dudley Funeral arrangements will he un- der the direction of Kinney Funeral home ot Haskell. SENATE FARM MORTGAGE BLOC SEEKING VOTE NEXT SESSION Insurgents Encouraged By Bonus Agreement, Leaders Aided By the Desire of Congress to Adjourn (Conyrlirhl. 193R, WASHINGTON, Jy Vnllo.1 Aug. Senate Insurgent forces, encouraged by a definite commitment to vote on the Frazler-Lemkc bill forward early next session. The fact negotiations of this kind are in progress is another Indication veterans' bonus next January, i Of the slngle-mlndedness of effort sought In a vigorous under -cover wind up congressional affairs as movement today to obtain similar rapidly as possible. concessions in the farm mortgage bill. were aided Indirectly anxiety of lenders to remove They possible barriers 10 early adjourn- ment. Negotiations are underway toward a compromise arrangement under which farm aid advocates would agree not to harass the pending Roosevelt tax bill In ex- change for a promise to bring the The Frazier-Lemke bill, aimed at liquidating and refinancing agri- cultural Indebtedness nt n reduced rate of interest, has been ore of the Insurgent movements feared by the administration. The bonus proposals provided the other .serious threat against nn early adjournment. Having dispos- ed of the bonus Issue by promising WASHINGTON, Aug. Senate, leaders believed today thti President Roosevelt's vast social se- curitr progcatai, which has spent nearly' seven months m a. tortuous transit through congress, WAS neir the end of Its trull. They hoped that .by tonight .pleasure would repose on the presi- dent's desk In virtually the form chief executive asked for It last January. Only a last-minute fight by Sen- ator Clark (D-Mo) for his amend- ment to exclude private pension plans stood hi the way of final con- gressional approval. The bill contains provisions ap- plying to the aged, the blind, the. jobless and the handicapped child. Here's what it would do: Aged: Create a nation-wide old age pension system to which em- ployers and employes each would contribute eventually three percent of the workers pay up to a year to provide pensions ranging up to a month for those retired at 65 years. Authorize federal grants up to n month, to be matched by the states, for needy aged not covered by the other pension sys- tem. Blind: Authorize a. month federal grants to needy blind, to be matched by the slates. Jobless: Tax all employers of eight or more persons, except agri- cultural, governmental, domestic or casual workers, three percent of See SEClJItlTY, Page 13, Col. 1 Children Drown In Small Canal BROWNSVILLE. August Cecil John Schubert, 9, and Mari- lyn Louisee Schubert, 6, children of Mr. and Mrs. C. C, .Schubert of Brownsville, were drowned late yes- terday In a small canal about two miles from here. The children, accompanied by two younger sisters, were wading when Cecil put Marilyn on his back to carry her across the stream. They did not know it had been dredged, and he stepped Into deep water. Screams of the younger children attracted possersby, and a youth recovered Uie bodies. Wea Abilene nnd fair to- RliL nnd Saturday. West Of lOOlh meridian Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Easl of 100th meridian Grnrmlly fulp lonlRlil and Saturday. Temperatures Thun p.m. Fri. 7S 78 T? 74 74 80 See FARM BLOC, Togo 13, Col. 8 BRIGHT Ihermomclcr therm omcler Relullva humidity 7p.m, 7a.m. .96" fli'