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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1935, Abilene, Texas gfttlew Sailp VJ WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HO EDI ME noN VOL LIV. Full Leased Wins of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 242 Hopson Can't Remember Income Huey Long Says He Will Seek Presidential Nomination ALLRED WARS ON RACE BOOKIES 'Frozen Death' Creates Furor Stephen Slmkhorltch, M, Hollywood scenarist, ta shown below with Dr. Ralph S. Willard, research chemist, u he signed a contract agree- ing to be frozen solid, and then revived, If possible. Slmkhovlteh's 'iMipther has protested her son's action, and he began to be dubious of experiment in the face of possible lefal Action. Meantime, the 1 proposed experiment created a furor In medical circles, the Medical association warning that It will expose the affair ac a I "vicious hoax." (Associated Pren Would Drive Out Betting Agencies By Stopping News From Track Duce Orders promise" At Tri-Power Conference ROME, Aug. circles described Italy's policy today In the forthcoming trl-power con- ference on the Ethiopian situation BS one of "no compromise." Those sources said Premier Mus- solini outlined this policy yesterday In discussions with his and of- ficials who will attend the Paris beginning Thursday, jPfth representatives of Great Brit' ain and Prance. It was said that Italy will neither abase her demands for a, definite settlement or her dispute with Eth- iopia nor give further heed to sug- gestions of compromise which in- volve concessions on her part. In the light of this policy, an of- ficial announcement In the weekly review Affariesteri was regarded as not presenting the. point of view of the foreign office. This was con- sidered significant. It was suggested that the pointed See ITALY, Page 3, Col. 4 Wea -Partly eloudr Abller.ft and vlclnUy nlRht and Wednesday. West ol 300th meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; slightly warmer In Panhandle Wednesday. East ot 100th meridian Partly cloudy lonlght and Wednesday. Rainfall for 24 hours ending 7 a .m., .01 Inch. Rainfall since first of year. 18.83 Inches. Rainfall for same period last year. 8.38 Inches- Normal rainfall to date, 15.60 Inches. Temperatures Mon. Tucs. p.m. a.m. 94 82 95 81 88 JO Fight Human Icicle Experiment CHICAGO, Aug. American Medical association today warned Ralph S. Wilted, Los An- geles chemist preparing to bring a "human Icicle" back to life, that it will expose his claims publicly as "a vicious hoax." The threat brought an Immediate retort fro-m WUlard that the as- sociation's spokesman. Dr. Morris iFIshbeln, was talking about some- thing of which he was utterly Ig- nore nt. Dr. Kshbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical associa- tion, In which the threatened ex- pose will appear this week, called Wlllard "a faker pure and simple." Pu-. Poppycock "His claim of freezing revivifica- tion experiments having been suc- cessfully applied to a Rhesus monkey are pure the editor said. He added a charge that Wlllard, never a physician, was arrested In California in May, 1933, for practic- ing medicine without a license, was fined and given 150 dais In jail. "The monkey trick probably was achieved by a neat trick of sub- stitution which any magician could perform." Wlllard in California, where he ICICLE, Pate 3, Col. 5 CLOUDY Dry Ihcrmomeler Wet thermometer ..71" feiiuvi nimuur ..30ft AUSTIN, Aug. Mired opened a drive to oust horse race bookies out of business in Tex- as by obtaining an injunction today restraining certain race information distributing agencies from further operations. On the governor's petition, pre- sented by Attorney General William McCraw, District Judge C. A. Wheel- er granted a temporary restraining order against the Daily Racing Form Publishing company, the Texas News Service, the American Tele- phone and Telegraph company and the Southwestern Bell Telephone company. The defendants were restrained from gathering and disseminating or assisting In gathering or dissemi- nating, Information on horse racing In this state, or from elsewhere in- to this state. Rearing on the tem- porary order was set for October 7. The governor requested the at- torney general to bring the suit aft- er an exhaustive investigation into bookie 'operations conducted by Texas rangers. "We Intend to cut the bottom ou from under the bopktle shops b stopping their sources of Infbrma Governor Allred said. "The can not operate without obtalhin information over the leased wire from the race tracks." Special Prosecutors Governor Allred said he had em ployed W. A- Keeling, former attor riey general and Everett Looney former assistant attorney general out of his special law enforcemen fund, to prosecute the suits. The petition charged the compan les were operating In direct viola tlon of the criminal statutes and were misusing their corporate prop ertles In a manner prohibited b; law. The petition charged that facUl ties of the American Telephone am Telegraph company and the South western Bell Telephone compan: extend from the place of business ol the Daily Racing Ponn Publishing company and the Texas News Sen See BOOKIES, fafe 8, Col. 4 Persuades His Guards to Try Outlaw's Ufc BUCHAREST, Auf. No. 1 bandit, the celebrated Coroju, who practices painless robbery, escaped from jail again today. Coroju made his break this time by persuading his guards (o join him in a life of romantic outlawry. They departed with him from the city prison at Botosanl. Coroju is a kind of Robin Hood who robs the wealthy estate owners in Rumania and distrib- utes his loot among the poor. He disapproves or bloodshed and practices his banditry with a smile. Delay Action On War Profits Bill WASHINGTON, Aug. By agreement with the senate mu- nitions committee, action on the drastic war profits bill was post- poned today until the next session of congress. This decision was announced by the senate finance sub-committee which received the bill after it was drafted by the munitions investi- gators. The legislation was written after the munitions committee spent months studying profits mode by manufacturers of war materials and other Industries. PROBE DEATH OF POST MAN Dies After Son Is Shot; Mys tery Surrounds Case POST, Aug. court oi inquiry into the strange death ol 48-year-old J. W. Huff, a tenant farmer, will be continued Wednes- day, District Attorney G. H. Nelson said today. POST, Aug. A cloak of mystery today hung over the death of J. W. Huff, 48-year-old farmer who ambused and shot his son, ap- parently by mistake, and whose body later was found floating on a lake six miles northwest of here. Huff died last week, officers said, shortly after he had shot his son, Jack, 20, as the youth got out of his auto a short distance from home to put up a wire gate. Young Huff told a court of in- quiry yesterday that his father rose from behind a clump of bushes and fired a charge into his son's body As his father rushed at him and struck him, the youth fled, he said. Huff said his father called after lim, "Jack, come back, If I had known it was you I wouldn't have shot." District Attorney G. H. Nelson of See MYSTERY, 8, Col. S Offers Substitute Oil Control Bill WASHINGTON, Aug. Senator Connally (D-Tex) today in- troduced a three-point substitute for the Tnomas oil regulation bill. It provides for congressional rati- fication of the Dallas interstate compact of oil and gas conservation, gives authority for the president and tariff commission 'to limit im- port') and makes permanent the Coimally "hot oil" law. TOMES Senate Revises Measur To Meet Suggestions Of Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Aug. Hastily plucking out of the new taj bill all vestiges of new and highe income taxes on the "little the senate finance committee offer ed to the senate today a measure more in line with President Roose velt's wishes. In brief, the oft-rewritten bill now provides: higher Income surtaxes on Incomes over leaving all other Income rates untouched higher taxes on gifts and estates corporation Income taxes applied on graduated scale wider than one approved by the house hut not so wide as desired by President Roose- velt; a tax on dividends received by one corporation from another; and an increase in the existing capita' stock levy. Debate Tomorrow Tax experts said that, roughly the bill would arise about, 000, approximately the same figure mentioned for a widely different bill passed by the-houc-e. The bill as originally drafted'by the 'Senate fi- nance committee'last week has been estimated to raise Democratic leaders, moving to be- gin debate in the senate tomorrow said prospects for quick adjourn- ment now Senator Robinson of Arkansas, democratic .eader, even asserted that it might 3e possible to quit next week- See TAX MEASURE, 3, Col. 3 Taken In Holdup at Waco WACO, Aug. Texas Power and Light company employes were robbed of in currency and an uneslimated amount of hecks by three armed men In lowntown Waco today. Tile employes, Tom Barnes and J. it. Edmonson, said they were en oute to a bank to deposit the mon- y when the trio stopped them one lock from their office. Barnes and Edmonson, walking, rere halted by the gunmen, who umped from a parked automobile, oJnted guns, grabbed the deposit ack and ordered the men to walk ack to the office without making n outcry. GOP Leaders Elated B Announcement: Thin 'Break' Will Mean Vic tory For Them 1935, By Annoi'lalrd rr WASHINGTON, Aug. Long (D-Ln has told "colleagues in the sen ate that he has decided def nitely to rim for the democrati presidential nomination in 1931 He f.old them, furthermore that if president Roosevelt wa renominated, he would run an independent, unless the re publicans nominated someon he could support. Wants the Job Long's plans were reported to Th Associated Press to day by severs senators with whom he talked. Th Lotrfslanan, however, refused to dls cuss them, saying lie had no com ment. He did say, though, that If h ran, it would not be to "beat Boose but to elect himself. Republican senators in whom Long confided were elated. The felt his decision was a "big break lor the G. O. P., and might swln the election their way. For a Ion tflhe have lei they could win if Long would rui to take "radical" votes away fror, the democrats. Help To G O P One western republican senator whose state has gone democratic In the past two elections, said ther was no doubt it would go republican today, if Long should run. He sai the would easily tak enough votes from the democrats tc deliver the state's electoral ballot to the republicans, as La Follette dli In 1924. Rivalling the Long reports in capitol attention were denials b Senators Glass and Byrd that the; would bolt the democratic tlcke next year. Taking notice of pub See HUEY LONG, Page 3, Col. 3 RAIN BRINGS RELIEF FROM SEVERE HEAT Clipper Plane On Flight to Midway HONOLULU, Aug. Pan American clipper plane hopped for Midway Island, miles westward, at a. m. today a, m. Eastern Standard Eight men and pounds of cargo were aboard. With hardly a breath of wind In the Pearl harbor channel, the clip- per required two runs to get off the water. The first run started at 6 a. m., jut Captain B. O. D. Sullivan halted the plane when she failed to lift readily and turned back. On the second start the big plane roared off perfectly. The weather here was clear. Texas Livestock Conditions Better AUSTIN, Aug. :attle ranges went through July Jlthout the usual decline, the U. S. lureau of agricultural economics re- wrted here today, with livestock howlng improved condition over he preceding month. Cattle con- ition was rated ftt 86 per cent, neep at 87 per cent and goats at 9 per cent of normal. The cattle mprovement was two points, that sheep one point. Goats were unchanged. TREASURY MONEY DEALS NET A'PROFIT OF THREE BILLION WASHINGTON, Aug. I3.-W The government has been "making In a big way out of Its pour- r to Issue currency and "regulate he value thereof." Seigniorage on currency Issued nder the sliver purchase act and coins turned out by the mints as boosted total "profits" on the noniy-lssiilng privilege in the past ear and a half above reflsury figures said today. That icluded arising from cvoJuatlon of the dollar In gold. Nearly has been real- ized from Diluting silver certificates representing the difference between the cost of the metal and its mone- tary value of (1.29 an ounce. In addition, the treasury has runs up in its car.h register since June. 1934, about In other seigniorage income. Demand for small coins Increased substantially. Minting them returns lucrative pro- fits over the cost of the silver, nick- el and copper used. But Uncle Sam It, Ihe only one In this country .taking, blp, profits aui of money manufacturing. accord- Light Showers General and All of the State Reports Lower Temperatures Clouds and traces of rain Tuesday morning brought Abilene welcome relief from a five-day heat wave, and a forecast of "partly cloudy weather for Wednesday Indicated a respite of longer duration. The mercury fell to 13 degrees at 1 a. m. lowest reading since the same hour last Thursday at noon the reading was only C3, in comparison to 92 at the sanw hour Monday, and 97 on both Sat- urday and Sunday. The rainfall here amounted to only .04 Inch, but It was enough to lower sultry tempertatures. Abilene had had 105 Saturday 102 Sunday while Monday, as the wave subsided, only 99 as the maximum. Total rainfall for the year here Is 18.66 Inches, while the normal for this period is 15.89. Rainfall General Most of Texas was sharing In the respite from heat which rain and cloudy skies brought. The fall was general over most of North Texas scattered over East Texas, ar.c showers were reported in West Tex- as from San Angelo to Browif'.eld and In parts of the Panhandle. Almost one inch of rain 'feU Heskell In .a series of showers. Feet! crops in that section are In need ot rain, but the cotton hag been hold- ing up fairly well. Angelo.received 1.22 inches, 'but little or no rain fell 'in nearby towns. Lubbock reported .20, and showers over Its trade territory. Wlchltn Palls reported light rains extending from there to Chnnnlng, with lower temperatures over the entire area, and from Frederick, Oklahoma, south of Breckenridge. The thermometer at Wichita Falls read 70. Inch at Brownfleld Nearly an inch of rain fell at Brownfleld, In the Panhandle last night, and the precipitation contln ued today, greatly benefiting corn and grain sorghums. Plainvlew had no rain, but cloudy skies sent the mercury down to Only over Amarlilo were the skies cloudless, presaging warmer weather with a forecast of 93 degrees In East Texas Tyler had received See WEATHER, Page 8, Col. S Candidate? Here's the latest pholo of Her- bert Hoover, taken, a few da.vt ago hli 61st hiithday. The ex-president was considered by many as an active bidder for the Republican presidential nnnilna- tlf.n, after his challenge to Roosevelt on constitutional Is- (Associated Press Likes Idea, But the Form Suggested By State Unsatisfactory MINERAL WELLS, Aug. of the West Texas cham- Der of commerce and businessmen if this area discussed problems bn- ore the state in a district 4 W. T. C- C. conference here. Ray Nichols, president of the or- janizatlon, talked on old age pen- ions which he said the group op- josed In the form proposed in tho onstltutlonal amendment to oe oted on August 24. He said the hamber favored the idea of pen- Ions but opposed the suggested plan Because it placed insufficient llmi- atlons on eligibility and provider, o means of raising revenue U> pay le pensions. George L. Dickey of Arlington, VPA director for district 7, d.'s issed the works program and de- SM WTCC, Paye 8, Col. 4 Brought In By R. L. Hay, Is Weighed Out At 365 Pounds Taylor county's first bale from the 1935 cotton pounds of strict middling, 15-16 Inch staple- was on the market early this after- noon. The bole was brought In by R. L. Hoy from his form eight miles southeast of the city late this morn- Ing, and delivered to the Farmers iooperatlve gin at Ili45 a. m. At p. m. the bale was tied out and weighed In at the 305-pound figure. Mr. Hay started picking lint for ;he bale Monday afternoon, flnlsh- ng the Job this morning Although i week later than the lirst from last year's crop, which matured ear- lier than usual from effects of tile scorching drouth, the bale was said >y glnmcn to be harvested on 'about average" time. John Guitar brought In the Ini- tial 1934 bale, but as a ginri. be declined to consider himself eligible premiums offered by business men and glnners. E. M. Bnasley brought In the next bale and re- ceived first-bale premiums, and Geo. J. Miller the third for second-bale awards. Due to the light weight of his bale, Mr. Hay said he was consider- ing picking the remaining cotton al- ready opened In his field this after- noon and add It to the bale Tycoon Discusses Organization Before One Committee, Then Evades Another WASHINGTON, Anf. The senate lobby eum- mlttee was caTied today Kent stsslon to defendae whether to cile If. C. Hoptwr. loni mlntnr strong man at Associated Gas and Electric trl- tem, for contempt of the MMta ai an aftermath of the cmnaiH- lee failure to serve him with a subpoena. Aug. Howard 0. Hop.on, smiling, jovial mystery rr.an of the congressional lobby invei- tigation, earnestly toM honM invaitigators today couldn't remember hit pretent iucome, although ho recalled making in 1922. The reputedly dominant fig- ure in the plant Associated OM and Electric company, sought for weeks in the investigation of a campaign apiiiut the Wheeler-Rayrrarn bill, but found only yesterday, mixed flashes of angry defiance with roan of laughter when hi appeared before, the committee And at the end of the session, he again demonstrated the ease with which he avoids subpoena- bearers by scooting away in a tajd while an Investigator from the rival senate lobby committee fumed on the subpoena still la hand. House Investigators aided Hopson In ejecting the senate committee In- vestigator from an elevator, con- tending the utility man was still under house jurisdiction. Hopson, nattily dressed and hold- Ing a light cane on his lap as he talked into loud speakers 'In the house committee room, discussed In and to the confusion of those the complex A. G. E, sys- tem and his part in building it up to where its gross earnings were estimated at annually. But when the questioning, direct- ed by Chairman John J, O'Connor, got around to Hopson's the rotund little utility man flared. You're Invading my privacy guaranteed by the he outed, swinging his short- inn Iri a wide gesture. "I would tell If I See HOPSOiV, Fasrr 8. Col. 1 John Trapper Is Refused Clemency AUSTIN, Aug. nor Allred today refused clemency 'or John Trapper, Uvalde negro icntenced to electrocution at Hunts- 'ille early tomorrow for the murder of J. W. Haygood, one of several of- 'Icers who sought to arrest him. Trapper was sought by officers or questioning in the murder of lls wife, who was cut and shot ait Feb. 28. The court of criminal appeals af- Irmed the death sentence June 19, ver-rullng defense objections that Trapper did not have a fair trial, no negroes were on either the grand or trial juries. Fate ol Pension Bill Yet Unknown WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. ontllctlng reports that the presl- ent was going to sign and veto ic Spanish war veterans pension bill reached the capitol today. Most democratic leaders proceed- ed on Die assumption that it would be a veto. They even had promised supporters of the bill an immediate vote on a "eto. None expected that a veto would be sustained. The bill orglnally passed the house unanimously. In Ih? the vote was 54 to I. New dealers expressed doubt that there would be more than 40 house Sec PROFITS. Pore 3, Col. 4 votes to uphold the veto. METHODISTS SEEK MERGER Three Groups, Separated 100 Years, May Reunite CHICAGO, Aug. 13. A church merger even larger in scope than a united Methodism, their primary goal, confronted three groups of Methodists who met today to find a- path to unity after 100 years of separation. A Methodist union with Presby- tcrianlsm will be the next step If the conferees renllze their hope of cementing the century old three war split In their own The Methodist-Presbyterian com- bine has been considered for sev- eral years, -wild Deon James A. James of NorMn.esLern university, a member of the Mfithodlst unity See METHODISTS, Fife 8, CoL I DEATH TAKES Merkei Woman Dies While On Way to Sanitarium Special to the Reporter, MERKEI.., Aug. J. T. Darsey, wife of a pioneer furniture merchant here, was claimed by death at o'clock today while being rushed In an ambulance to the West Texas Baptist sanitarium at Abilene, where on Saturday, July 27, she hud undergone major sur- gery. Attendants in the ambulance, dis- patched from this Barrow furniture company here, said she succumbed as they approached the western out- skirts of Abilene. Ascertaining was dead, they stopped the ambu- lance and returned to Merkei. Mrs. Dnrsey. 60, was returner! to her home from the hospital lost ant- See MRS. DAKSEY, 3, CoL t ;