Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1935, Abilene, Texas
CLO TLY IDY gpbflent Bmlp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, AUGUST 12, PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morniflfl NUMBER 241 Fight Looms on Proposed Tax Hike Hoover 'Constitution Challenge' Creates Stir Youth Falls to Death On Peak After an extensive search, veteran mountain climbers found the body of William Erode. 15, of Memphis. Term., who fell fa Mi death while climbing Lindbergh Peak near Camp Chief Ouray, Colo. Right, Robert Henderson, IS, of Omaha, who saw the boy fall and who summoned hrlp. (Associated Press HOTS FDR Many See His Statement As Bid For Nomination; Draws Immediate Re- ply From Demo Leader Labor Seeking Other Strikers A s Some Return to Their Jobs Ethiopia Willing to Make Concessions NEW YORK, Aug. strike of relief-roll workers at the low-cost housing project under construction by the Astor Interests of the key spots in the fight of labor unions against the govern- ment's so-called "security wage" of a month for skilled help-- appeared to be broken today. Elsewhere over New York, and in otner states, organized labor car- ried on the fight. "Flying squad- rons" traveled throughout the city, seeking to pull relief workers off WASHINGTON, Aug. federal-financed construction' Jobs. f AP Amidst disagreement i The state Building Trades council Whether Herbert Hoover the State Federation presidential nomination, Sena-! tor democratic the former president's challenge to the new deal today with a declaration that one administration aim is "to overcome the drastic ef- fect of Hoover policies." A Candidate? The Hoover statement, saying President Roosevelt should reveal in New Jersey stood stolid against accepting the 193.50 wage, as did labor leaders in several Ohio cities. At the Astor project, It was said 365 skilled laborers were back it work. This was the deadline set by General Hugh S. Johnson, works progress administrator, who issued an ultimatum last week that ths strikers return to work or else be sliuok off the relief rolls. Johnson was not expected back until late today from Washington where he conferred with federal authorities, who have backed up his edict. The Astor project normally em- ploys some 400 workers in the skill- ed class. When the strike was call- ed last week, more than 150 re- fused to work. When the whistle blew today, only a handful of workers refused to punch the time clock. The principle involved In the dis- "security wage" against paying the workers at the regular monthly scale in union con- the council of the American Federation of Labor at Its meeting in Atlantic City. William Green, who heretofore has given an implied sanction to the New York walkout, promisee See WAGE STRIKE Page 7, Col. 6 P l Wfoulcj Cede Part of Terri- Johnson Heads Commis sion; Conference Is Planned AUSTIN, Aug. for cooperative coordination of al law enforcement efforts In Texas were studied today by the public safety commission as it proceeded slowly In setting up a new state department of public safety. Commissioners met here yesterday and selected Albert Sidney John- son of Dallas as chairmLr1.. They did not appoint any of the execu- tive personnel for the department announcing they would not act hastily. Meanwhile, the Texas ranger force passed directly to their control Command was relinquished auto- matically by Adjutant General Carl Nesbitt upon effectiveness of the act. He would continue as adjutant See SAFETY UNIT Page 7, Col. 7 arbara to Share In Mdivani Estate COPENHAGEN, Aug. The late Prince Alexis Mdivanl's former wife. Countess Barbara Button Mdivani Haugwitz-Revent- low, will meet her four and sisters-in-law to arrange the division of Alexis' estate. This was disclosed today by her husband, Count Court Haugwitz- Reventlow, who said the heiress to tyie Woolworth millions was to re- ceive one-fifth of the total estate by the terms of Alexis1 will. The prince was killed Aug. 1 in an au- tomobile accident In Spain. Abilene and cloudy to- night and Tuesday. West of meridian Partly cloudy tonight ajld Tuesday, Bllght- ]y cooler In Panhandle tonight. Ea.it or aooth meridian Parlly cloudy tonight uid Tueaday. Temperature Bun. p.m. 98 100 101 102 101 190 97 n 87 Mor. a.m. 89 83 32 80 7B 79 78 80 84 87 90 HI n f.ai Mldnljhl Noon Sunrise JSjnset 7p.m. 7a.m. Dry thermometer Wet thermometer CLOUDY MnbHtl ..2MI Outlet to the Sear, PARIS, Aug. Havas (French) News agency reported to- day In advices from Addis Ababa that Emperor Halle Selassie was willing to make concessions to set- tle the Italo-Ethloplan conflict, The emperor is ready, dispatches said, to cede a section of the em- ROME, Auj. distributed today Indicated the mobilization of an Italian force of men for war maneu- bers In northern Ilaly Aug. 24, bringing the total Italian army to a .strength, approaching. men. plre In return for an outlet to the sea and aid. The emperor told interviewers that Ethiopia has always been anx- ious to develop Its resources and loans are necessary to speed up the work of civilization. Wants a Port "But another means of aiding the economic development of the coun- he was quoted, "is to obtain a port for Ethiopia. If It would fulfil our two aspirations we would see See ETHIOPIA Paye 6, Col. 7 Yankee, Red Sox Managers Fined CHICAGO, Aug. 12. Joe McCarthy, manager of the New York Yankees, and Joe Cronln, manager of the Boston Red Sox, today weve fined apiece by William Harrldge, president of the American league, for allowing tactics in the New York- Boston game at Boston August 5. "what changes this administration proposes in the constitution" before congress adjourns, was a major top- ic as the legislators returned to their desks. Some republicans agreed with Robinson It showed the ex-president was a candidate for another term but Representative Treadway (R- Mass) commented "half the people are against the New Deal, and they aren't all candidates." "Roosevelt objectives 'rAave been cltar from the said RObinson. "One has been to over- come the drastic effects of Hoover policies; another, to Improve per- manently .living conditions and op- portunities for the people general- Representative Knutson (R backing Representative Pish of New York for republican presi- dential nomination said "Hoover could render no greater service to the country than to announce he will not be a candidate." Stopping in Chicago on a trip east, the former president hit the New Deal last night in a state- ment accusing the administration ol "dictatorial" demands, of trampling on "primary liberties of the peo- ple" and of invading state's rights. Directly or Indirectly, he said, the administration seeks to revise the constitution to concentrate powers in Washington. Calling on the ad- ministration to declare his inten- tions before congress adjourns and to make it an open fight on a spe- See HOOVER Page 7, Col. 7 line Others Two Auto Collisions In West Texas Marie Jerltza and Sheehan to Marry SANTA BARBARA, Calif., of the stormiest per' semantics of the entertainmenl world selected the peaceful Fran- ciscan mission for their marriage here today. There Marie Jeritza, vivid Vien- nese singer, will become Mrs. Win- ileld (Winnie) Sheehan in a union t took the California movie world by complete surprise. Few knew of the plans of the diva and the abdicated motion pic- ture- monarch prior to Saturday afternoon, when they filed the cus- omary legal notice of intention to wed. JAP MILITARY CHIEF KILLED Sword Wound Inflicted By Army Officer Fatal TOKYO, Aug. ant General Tetsuzan Nagata, di- rector general of Japanese military affairs, died today of sword wounds, which the war office stated, were nfllcted by Lieutenant Colonel Alz- awa during a fight In NagaU's rooms. The Incident was said to have grown out of recent transfers of army officers. Gen. Senjuro Hayashl, minister >f war, was said to have prepared ils resignation as a result. Gener- al Nagata was one of his strongest supporters. The director generl was wounded n his rooms In the war office where called on him this morn- There was a fierce argument OFFICERS nun J. I I RELIEF FROM HEATJS SEEN Lower Temperatures Prom- ised Mid-West, Texas One person was killed and nine others injured !n week-end auto- mobile accidents in West Texas. Funeral rites for R. B. (Billy) Stroup, 57, highway contractor of Hamlin, who was fatally injured Saturday midnight in a cojllslon twO :miles eastjjl.tockett way 5, .were set-In Vernon at 4 p. m Monday. Ragsdale- Lanier, owner o the other car figuring-In the crash and R. J. Thomas, Jr., both Crowell, are in the vemon hosplta with minor injuries. En route Sunday to Vernon tc attend) the Stroup funeral, Tom Allen, C. L. Allen and son, Jerry and Jack Quigley of Winters, em ployes on a sub-contract fo Stroup near Balllnger, were severe ly injured. C. L. Allen and Qulg ley were In the Knox County hos pltal at Knox City Monday will- lacerations and bruises, while th other two were released after emer gency treatment. The Aliens were Injured when their automobile and a car occu pied by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rice and five-year-old daughter collidec at a cross road on the highway seven miles south of Rule. Mr. Rlc was severely bruised, hilt the llttl girl, knocked unconscious, was able to leave the hospital Monday. Stroup died in Vernon 35 nun utes after he reacted the hospita of a crushed chest, internal Injur- ies, facial cuts and a broken leg His machine and the Crowell auto- mobile met in a head-on collision Thomas, who was a passenger in Lanier's car. is a son of Sheriff R J. Thomas of Foard county. Hitler Backs Drive On 'State Enemies9 Nazi Party Will Smash All Opponents, Der Fuehrer Says In Speech; Further Action Against Jews Hinted and twisted airplane Four Are Killed As Plane Crashes WORTHINGTON, Minn., Aug. 12 coroner's jury sought today to extract from the charred wreckage of a "taxi1 explanation for the deaths of the pilot and his three passengers. The four were killed when the Ryan Brougham plane, carrying >assengers at the annual Worth- ngton air fair, dived Into a com- ield a.nd burst into flames before spectators. The dead: Fete La Freriz, 35, Fergus Falls, rtlnn., the pilot; Ernest Boots, 50, lushmore, Minn.; Glenn Rue( 21, Kenneth, Minn., and Charles Kni- ger, 32, Jamestf.vn, N. D. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Aug. 12 weather bureau today stood by Its declaration that the back of the heat wave Is broken, de- spite some record temperature read- Ings yesterday. Andrew M. Hamrlck, government observer, said that scorching tem- peratures last year declined after this period, and reached moderation before the end of August. For the southwest area, Ham- hrlck predicted temperatures a "little above normal" for thLr, week. Normal for the period is in the low- er Ms. Kansas and Oklahoma yesterday were the focal areas for the sun's blistering rays, with high tempera- foe WIATHEB Hce 7, CoL f 20 DROWNED CAIRO, Egypt, Aug. persons were drowned and an un- determined number Injured today when a sailing boat was wrecksd and sunk by a truck. The truck skidded alongside a canal and fell on the boat's deck. Mishap Fatal to Texas Minister FORT WORTH, Aug. The Rev. J. T. Ferguson, 52, pastor of Methodist churches at Forest Hill, Brldvllle and Smithfield, died Sunday of Injuries received in an automobile accident Thursday. His funeral will bo conducted to- day at First Methodist church here by the Rev. T. "Edgar Neat of Cor- slcana and the Rev. E. P. Rlley, presiding elder of the Fort Worth district. The body will be taken to Maycearl for burial. BERLIN, Aug. Chan- cellor Adolf Hitler .whose silent retreat to his Berchtesgaden home led to reports that others were di- recting recent nazl religious re- strictions, stood forth today as the backer of the housecleaning of "state enemies." Der Fuehrer broke his self-im- posed silence In a speech at Bos- enlieim In .which he declared that fife riazl smash" Its opr ponents. Other leaders added to the disquiet of the Jews with threats of future strictures. "By fighting we conquered Ger- Hitler said, "and by fight- ing we shall preserve it. Those standing up against us shall not de- ceive themselves about us. "We have never shied from a fight, either In the past or today. Acting Chief at Orange Fatally Shot as He Accosts Pair ORAHGE, Aug. today refused to reveal the where- abouts of two escaped San Antonio prisoners charged with the fatal shooting of Johnnie Godwin, 31, acting chief of police. Sheriff Albert West, Jr., of San Antonio, accompanied by deputies, arrived here shortly after midnight, stayed a short time, and departed. ORANGE, Aug. Clyde Dawson, 21, and B. P. Thompson, 38, stood charged with murder to- day In connection with the fatal shooting of Johnnie Godwin, 31, act- Ing police chief, as San Antonio of- ficers sought their removal to an- swer to burglary charges there. Godwin died yesterday from a bullet wound received when he and fellow officer attempted to ques- tion Thompson and Dawson, who admitted to Police Captain H. A. Downey that he fired the fatal shot. Robbery Charges. Thompson was arrested here shortly after the shooting and Daw- son was arrested at Lake Charles, See SLAYING Page 7, CoL 1 Bob-Tailed Plane Reaches Capital WASHINGTON, Aug. (UP) WaJdo Waterman, landed the de- partment of commerce's foolproof bob-tailed" plane at Washington airport, today and broke a wheel Kfore he could stop It. Aviation experts said tnat ii We will smash them so they will forget to continue their opposition for the next 15 years." L The chancellor, delivering his first public speech since his defense to the world on May 21 of Germany's armaments, refrained from making a direct reference to current Incl' dents. "If the hammer blows of fate should be "they .will only make lie. still harder. I am convinced no power on earth can attack us any more. "We want peace and constructive work, but whoever wants to disturb this peace will discover that we are no longer a people of paclflcts but a people of he men, "We did not capitulate when the See HITLER Fafe 6, Col. t UP YIELD IN Gains Indicated For Al Products But Wheat; Outlook Bright AUSTIN, Aug. of the United States department of agriculture today forecast produc- tion of all Texas farm crops except wheat would be "much larger" than last year. Favorable climatic conditions and larger plantings In most crops formed the basis of the depart- ment's estimates, which contrasted with yields diminished last year by drouth. With prospects for a surplus feed supply In many areas, the livestock situation "continued to Improve." Ranges generally were in good con- dition and the outlook for fall and winter range feeds was bright. Wheat fields, yielding only seven bushels to the acre and plantings about one-half of lost year's total, were estimated to produce bushels compared to bushels last year. Estimates by the department of 1935 and 1934 production, and 1935 and 1934 conditions In percentages CROPS Page 6, Col. 8 LEADERS SAY T ACCEPT PLAN Deadlock Might Mean Scrapping of the Entire Measure Until the Next Session of Congress WASHINGTON, Aug. leaden ai- serted today that the houi never would accept the icnati finance committee's propoiei increased taxes on small in comes down to House leaden made their prediction as the senate eom mittee prepared.formally to ap prove its measnr and toss it in the senate arena for what is certain to be a pitched battle. Senate liberal and conservative w well as party, lines were shatterec by the committee's transformation ol the tax-qn-wealth bill into a but on-everybody measure. Democratic members ot the house ways and' means committee were virtually unanimous In predicting that the house would not accept the new rates even If they are approved by the senate. "There has been a good deal said about our bill not conforming the president's program, but senate bill does not even strike the same trend." said Chairman Robert L. Doughton, "The senate bill Is said Rep. Chester Thompson, (D-I11) Heads Air A ifeort, itockj airman. hlfh aviation ralloc. WMUrer, (bctow) chief o( the arm? air cttft. te- stsUnt chief since 1911, Wcilw er succeed! Bnilmta D. Foulota, who iteffed torn after belnc elected Im- army air cRlmed In to assert he _ ___ here until next session to iigiit thi senate proposals." Rep. Richard M Duncan, (D-Mo) said "It was never Intended for the IKtle fellow to be taxed." For Compromlie PurpoM Rep. Isaac Bacharach, N. J., I leading republican on the ways anr" See TAXES I'M' 7. Col. 5 Program Is All Set (or Glnners' Meet Thursday Three hundred ginners-members of the West Texas Dinners associa- tion and guests from the Brady dls- trlcfr-wlll be In Abilene Thursday for the organization's annual meet- ing. A story carried in Sunday's Re- porter-News, outlining the program save Saturday as the convention day. However, that Item was In error, officers of the association pointing out that there has been no change from the date originally an- August 15. The meeting will be held at the Hilton hotel. John C. Thompson secretary of the Texas Glnners as- sociation will be speaker, discussing bill. the principal the Bankhead Affidavits Being Sent to Glnners AUSTIN, Aug. lundred affidavit forms, first step n the resumption of bale tag ship- ping, were on their way today to cotton glnners In the South Texas nternal revenue district, Collector Scofield announced. Forms of the affidavits arrived yesterday from Washington and revenue department employes were iummoned Immediately to mail -hem to glnners. As soon as a glnner signs an af- Idavit and returns it to the rev- cnuc department his bale tag or- ders will be filled. .ccldent had happened to a con entlonal ship the results probably would have been serious. As It was, the tall-less plane kidded down the runway on its xle like an automobile which had ost a wheel and came to rest with one wing touching the ground. Waterman built the plane In the ope that It would meet the depart- ment of commerce's or t. airship. He flew It irom i Angela. i POSSIBLE RECONCILIATION OF AUSTRIA AND GERMANY SEEN Jewish Element Alarmed at Developments Indicating End Of Bitter Quarrel Between the Two Nations VIENNA, Aug. pos- sibility of a political and economic reconciliation between Germany Austria without attempting to mi- tigate antl-semltlsm In the Reich alarmed the Jewish clement In Austria today. Ncucwelt, organ of the Jewish community, said It has detected a disposition among Catholics to make "a separate peace with Hit- ler." Austria, desiring of getting either friendship or security from a pro- JMI.-U pact between th e Danube states, was reported by the official Wefiur-Zeltunff to hire mado two conditions for ending Its bitter two- year quarrel with Germany. One was said by the paper tc be dissolution of the Austrian Legion In Germany the other, the dls- biuiltng of the Austrian "HIIss- bund" organization, accused of sup- portlnff a secret nazl corps In Aus- tria. Neucwelt expressed a fear that tho apparent inclination of ths Avslrlnn Catholic state to enter Inlo negotiations for a rapproche- ment K an indication that the church leaders are willing to ef- 8ee AUSTRIA Pmft I, CtL f I Wheeler Willing to Make Subject An Issue In 1936 Jlections- WASHINGTON, Aug. Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) emenj. er from a conference session on holding company bill today to assert that utilities wishing to make regu- lation an "issue" In 1936 would bt 'overwhelmingly licked." Senate-house conferees seeking agreement on the measure went through a few more sections of the utility bill, finding new points of conflict that had to be "passed over" even before they reached the heart of the measure contained la section eleven, the provision for abol- ition of some holding companies Wheeler snapped up the challenge of Philip H. Gadsden, chairman of the public utility executives com- mittee, for President Roosevelt to make the holding company question an Issue In the coming election. "If this was made an issue In Wheeler said, referring to the holding company bill, "nobody would want to Invest In utilities, particularly In financing and refl- lancing because they would not know what was going to happen "If the utilities made It an Issue See'UTILITIES 7, Col. GUFFEY BILL IS ADVANCED Coal Measure Approved By Committee, 12 to 11 WASHINGTON. Aug The Ouffey coal stabilization bill was approved by the house ways and means committee today by a 12 to 1 vote. Two members answered "present" when the vote was taken. A new draft of the measure, em- Dodylng amendments already made Dublic, will be reported formally to he house. Plans arc to take It up n the floor by Wednesday. The measure is the last major lem In the way of a house clean- p of the administration's legisla- Ive slate. The committee's approval brokn a wo month deadlock President toosevelt has asked congress to put he legislation despite however to Iti onstltulioimllty. The bill would set up a national ommlsslon to enforce wage, hour, air-trade practice and price-flxlof emulations for the soft coal India- ry. A tax would be levied against op- raters to Insurance compliance. iVfcst of it would be returned to omplylng operators. Mr. Roosevelt on several.occuioni aa forestalled a threatened atrlkt n the soft coal Industry by promfc- inc to Divh tin Quito bin.