Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1935, Abilene, Texas
FAIR Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron H noN VOL LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Frets (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST PAGES (Evwlno Edition of The Abftne Morning Newt) NUMBER 243 Hopson Ignores Senate Summons Was He the Hero! CoUKcllcut world war veterans claim accorded Alvln C. Yotk of Pall Mall, Tom., for an- nihllatinc a German machine tun battalion rightfully belong lo Bernard J. Early and have asked congressional recof- ultion for him. (Associated Press Allred Requests Support In Drive On Bookies ETHIOPIA PLEADS FOR FAIR CHANCE TO ARM GENEVA, Fnu> Aug. Ethiopia, an almost despairing appeal to the league of rations council, today asked of the world a fair chance to arm for Its defense against fas- cist Italy. Denouncing as unjust "unofflc- clal" embargoes on arms shipments Imposed by European nations, Em- peror Halle Selassie I asked the council to recommend lilting of the embargoes. the council assume the re- sponsibility in the eyes of the he asked, "for allowing pre- parations to continue unchecked for the massacre of a people who are a menace to none? "Italy, despite resumption of ar- bitration, is continuing military preparations. Including manufacture of war'material with the solemnly avowed Intention of using it against the Ethiopian empire. "Ethiopia can neither manufac- ture arms nor obtain-them abroad. We find It absolutely impossible to obtain the means of defense out- side our own frontiers. Wherever we try to obtain them, we meet a prohibition by export. Is that real neutrality? Is It The appeal was believed to be di- rected as much toward British pub- lic opinion as towards the, league. British liberals have protested against their government's embar- go, and it has been reported that the government might lift it, More Troops Called, Italy Ready For War ROME, Aug. called to arms today another extensive group of officers and soldiers as the government, Indifferent to the tri- partite conference in Paris, contin' ued its preparations for war in East Africa. The new. order recalled to service those members of the classes of 1911, 1913 and 1914 who served und- See ETHIOPIA, Page 12, Col. 8 Noncommittal "This isn't election said the Democratic lady from Ark- ansas, Senator Hattie Caraway, when asked If she would support Senator Huey Long H he cam- paigned against Senator Robin- son, senior Arkansas senator. (Associated Press FDR Ready to Sign Social Security Act Board to Administer Far-Reaching Pension-Job Insurance Program Expected to Be Named Soon WASHINGTON, Aug. President Roosevelt called his aides around him today for a little cere- mony enacting into law what he considers one of the most import- ant measures passed during his ad- social secur'ty legjfilatlon. the pepg jsidentfolSigrratdre to the laarfoHnifflty'rfeeaedt law a measure calling or a new and far reaching soda the. largest tax program ever approved by congress The signing was scheduled foi p. m., Eastern Standard Time. Indications were that the presi- dent would announce quickly the make-up of the social security board which will administer the new law providing for old-age pension and unemployment insurance systems. Starts in 1937 Under the bill employers and em- ployes eventually will be taxed per cent each on wages to an- nually to provide oontrlbutory old age pensions. Benefits range from SEEK ENTITY Is Killed and Watchma Wounded In Exchange Of Pistol Shots CORSICANA, Tex., Aug. Melton, 54, son of a forme .Texas ranger, and nightwatchma t Frost, 24 northwest of Cor :ana, is in a critical condition l a local hospital from bullet wounds and officers are attempting to iden tlfy a dead man following a gui battle early today. According to the story told Fros residents who tumbled from thel homes when the shooting occurred and reported to a Corsicana Sui Reporter by W. E. Harrington president of the Frost Natlona Bank. Melton was making his rounds and was in front of the Cit Izens State Bank when a man step ped up to him, Jammed a pistol in his stomach and told him to 'stick- em-up." Starts Shooting "I don't do that for was the nlghtwatchman's reply, anc his attacker started shooting, bul lets striking him In both hands from So SHOOTING, Page 12, Col. 8 Chlcagoan Found Dead In His Car CHICAGO, Aug. three times, Kenneth A. Morrison 46, assistant comptroller of the Chicago Park District, was found slain today in his outomoblle. Although at first inclined to the Jfd-ory that robbery was the mo- fnveftlgators sought another reason for the crime when (22 was found In the victim's pockets, KILLED BY TRUCK BHYAN, Tex., Aug. Dick Hooker, 29, a textbook sales- man and a graduate of Texas A. fc M. Collets, was killed today when struck by a truck u finished ft tin oa Move Will Be Made To Have Entire Legisla- tion Postponed WASHINGTON, Aug. Pacing a move to postpone all tax legislation until next session when the new budget will be before con- gress, the tax bill started today through the debate-weary senate. Chairman Harrison of the finance which completely re- wrote the house measure and made t conform more nearly with pres- idential recommendations, opened debate, by explaining the bill. Senator Vandenberg (R-MIch) meantime waited for an opportuni- y to move that the legislation be Seo TAXES, Page 11, Col 7 to a month..The plan be- comes operative January but no pensions will be paid until Jan. 1, 1942. The bill also sets up a federal- state 'unemployment insurance sys- tem to be financed through a 3 percent payroll tax against employ- ers of! eight or more persons. The credit for unents msde insurance systems. The' credits could not exceed 90 per cent of the federal tax. .The taxes start Jan. 1, 1936. An appropriation of is to be made by the federal govern- ment next year to provide for old age and grants to the blind, crip- pled children and needy mothers. In addition, the government will offer grants of a month, to be matched by the states, for needy aged not cared for under the con- tributary pension system. An ap- propriation of for the current fiscal year is authorized for the purpose. Pension Payments Not To Start Until 1942 WASHINGTON, Aug. Oldage pensions, under the social security bill signed by the president will not be paid until January 1942. Then they will be paid only to those whose salary has exceeded 000 between December 31, 1936 and 1942, and who has worked at least one day In each of the five years ntervening. Pensions will be based upon sal- ary after the law goes Into effect. Sw SECURITY, Page 1Z, Col. 5 Oil Measure Gets Committee's OK WASHINGTON, Aug. A new oil control bill was approved oday by the house Interstate com- merce committee. Proponents of the measure, work- ed out by a special oil sub-com- mittee headed by representative lole planned to press for action before congress adjourns. Representatives from oil states eady had been Informed that Pres- dent Roosevelt approves the terms >f the bill, generally speaking. REPUBLICANS CONFIDENT OF WINNING MANY HOUSE SEATS WASHINGTON, Aug. Rep. Chester 0. Bolt-on of Ohio chairman of the republican congres- sional campaign committee, forecast today that his party would pick up 'at least 75 or 100 house seats" at he next election. "There Is an even chance that we 'ill get a Bolton said. To o this the republicans would have o gain 112 seats. Bolton said his committee Is con- uctlng a survey of public opinion, ounty chairmen anci other leaders re being Interrogated In this con- ectlon. "There Is a strong revulsion gainst the activities of this ad- he said. "We think at this trend will continue. The ealth tax proposal Is the last broad tax program that will hit ev- eryone. The squawks have already started. People are tired of this spending." Bolton's statement was one of several developments In political fields here and elsewhere, one was a remark by former Senator George H. Moses (B-NII) that Col. Frank Knox, Chicago publisher, had more support at present for the re- publican presidential nomination in Vast Area Devastated B Wall of Water After Dam Breaks TURIN, Aug. thousand remaining residents of th valley below the pvada dam' whicl burst yesterday estimated 250 lives, fled In terror to mountain refuges today as a rumor spread 'another dam above Ovadi had collapsed. The terror-stricken populace brok through ranks of police and soldier and commandeered every vehlcl and animal with which they could depart to the surrounding montalns The people already had been driven into near-hysteria by thi horrors of the preceding day In which their homes and relatives were swept away by a powerful wo] of water when the hydro-electric dam burst. This estimate of 250 dead follow- ed an original report by rescue agencies that were killed and a later estimate of only 100 dead. The provincial authorities salt several hundred persons were suf- fering- from injuries, shock, and ex- posure as a result of the sudden torrent which covered 40 square miles. Rescue squads, consisting mostly of fascist troops, found the Orba river valley in northern Italy, scene of the flood, a sea of mud, the tor- rents having receded. Damage was estimated at 000 lira (about Crops Destroyed All crops In the path of the flood- grapes, grain, fruit and vegetables destroyed. At least 100 hous- es were demolished. Rescue workers said It was likely that some of the bodies covered by the debris never would be recovered. It was believed that women and children made up the greater part of the death list. Their homes See FLOOD, Page 11, Col. 8 Brakeman Dies In Fall Under Train Aug. Barne Lowry. about 40, of Mart, a brake- man on the I. G. N. railroad, was killed last night in a tall from the train about three miles north of Leroy. His body was not found until to- day, when other members of the train crew discovered he was not on the train when It arrived at Mart. 1938 than any other man. Political observers watched des- patches from Hampton Beach, N. H., where Knox was chosen to address a republican raKy today. Moses also was expected to drop in on that gathering. Meanwhile, Martin L. Davey, Ohio's democratic governor, relter- tnw. If the administration doesn't I last night that he opposes call- want to cut. down Its frightful ex- I ntBdltuDM litt CQl; total Ml If IM POLITICS, U. CoL T Governor, Pointing Out Gambling Evils, Calls Upon Local Officers to Help Close Shops AUSTIN, Aug. 14. Governor Allred appealed to- day for the support of local of- ficers and business men in his campaign to drive bookie shops out of Texas. Simultaneously, Everett L. Looney, special counsel for tbe governor, stated formally an injunction stopping- operations of agencies supplying bonk shops with race informitii was not Intended to apply newspaners. Wants Prosecution "I hope local officers will step and conduct Gov emor Allred said. "I hope buslne Interests will demand that their o fleers cooperate. "I ask the support of all the cl izenshlp of Texas in the drl against bookies, Including those posed to >he repeal of the track law." s csvemor. said Jesuits of th bookie shop "evil" were .'shown statements by business interes throughout the state that the operations constituted a drain community life. "It is demonstrated by the fat that In one city alone bookie sho] are paying lines aggregating monthly which have come out the pockets of the h continued. "Moreover, In one city alone on group cf bookie shops pay week for their racing news servlc and this comes out of the gambler pockets. Rangers Step In 'No matter what odds are real offered, some book'.e shops put Imlt of 20 to 1 on what they pay and they get the difference, eve f the actual odds are 40 to 1." While appealing primarily for upport of the local officers, Gov rnor Allred said Texas rangers ha oeen placed at the disposal an imagined "they will find out if th [Junction is being violated." A Travis county district court yes erday granted a temporary Injuc They Deliver County's First Bale E. L. Hay and his urn. Robert Don, an >hoini Taylor county's (Irst 1935 bale, finned Tuesday from two "Installments" of cotton picked on the Hay farm nine wutheaat of Abilene. Hay lint brought in pounds of cotton, from which a bale ol 365 pounds was finned. Disappointed at the weight, he hurried back to his farm and lathered 144 pwndi more, from which the 425-pound bale shown wai completed. ion against the Dally Racing Form Publishing company, the Texa: See BOOKIES, Pnjc H, Col. 8 CRASH TAKES THREE LIVES ive Hurt When Car, Truck Collide In Arizona YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 14 Three persons were killed and five ere injured early today when an klahoma automobile sldeswlped I ruck on the highway five mile: ast of Wellton, Ariz., and plunged nto a second truck trailing thi Irst. The dead are: James Aubrey Rogers, 8 years old on of Mrs. J. M. Walton, Oklaho na City. Bob Walton, 12 years old. Hobart Meyers, driver of the au> omobiie whose address was given s R. P. D. No. 4, Edmond, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Walton both were ritlcally injured. Murrell Rogers was carried to a Yuma hospita here !t v.'as said both legs weie broken. A seventh occupant of the car whose name was not learned, and a driver of one of the trucks sustained slight Injuries, The Oklahomans were en route to Calcxlco, Calif., south ol Yuma. on a vacation tour. Dry Wet Ihrrrnometir .71- Rel.Uve Humility ..M% Big Gain Is Shown In WTUC Income CHICAGO, Aug. In- come of for the first half of 1835 was reported today by the West Texas Utilities company. In the like, period last year, the com- pany's net was Both figures are before preferred dividends but After Droviatau tag retirement. WILL BE CITED WTCC FightingFor School A mendment "Challenges" Opposition Of Superintendents to the Textbook Provision The West Texas chamber of com- merce is issuing a direct challenge to "many" school superintendents in ;his section who oppose the text- book and school apportionment amendment up for vote on August 24, Ray Nichols of Vernon, presi- dent, declared here today. The regional chamber head, with D. A. Bandeen. manager, and Jed RIx, assistant manager, arrived from Brownwood last night and spent the morning in preparation for the WTCC district 5 conference getting underway at noon in the Hilton ho- el. Nichols promised that airing of he opposition of school superin- endents would be a feature of the esslon. Claims Wade Support "With exception of the opposition icntloned, we find that all sections f West Texas even of the 10 lining p strongly behind WTCC's en- orsement of the school end fee abolishing amendments and ppojltlon to the old-age pension Nichols continued. We find, moreover, that business men and tax payers are supporting le school amendment, because It '111 mean more money for West See WTCC, Page 11, Col. 7 TOllIDTE! With Wee Girls, Is Given Life Sentence In Dick- inson Death DETROIT, Aug. curer William Lee Ferris, slayer of Howard Carter Dickinson, nephew of chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, gave up tobacco and turned to the Bible today, hoping provi- dence would intervene and save him from life Imprisonment In Michigan penitentiary. Ferris and three of his Florence and Loretta Jackson, sis- ters, and Jean found guilty of first degree murder by a lury yesterday. Although the Jury recommended mercy for the women, Michigan law nmkcs it mandatory "or Judge John A. Boyne to sen- tence them all to life Imprisonment. He will do so Thursday. Michigan See FERRIS, Page 12, Col. 1 WORLD TRADE IN WAR GOODS SHOWS CONTINUED INCREASE U. S. Sends Out More Cotton Linters, Scrap Iron And Steel; Gun-Explosive Exports Also Larger WASHINGTON. Aug. 'orld-wlde gains In the Interna- onal movement of arms, munitions nd the raw materials of war wers Isda-ed todav In a survey of the atlstlcs of the United States and her nations. In most these movements alned In 1934 over 1933; and also they are used for rayon, they are also well adapted for making ex- plosives. France, Germany, the United Klnjdom, Japan, and Italy all In- creased Imports of llnters from the United States. Similarly this na- tion's exports of scrap iron and steel, useful for many war pur- Utility Tycoon Is Served With Subpoena While Before House Group, But Fails to Report WASHINGTON, Aug. I4._i Howard C. Hopson, long missing "master mind" of the Associated Gas and Electric system, invited senate contempt praeeeding-s today by failing to report to a senate to appear immediately befort tbe senate lobby committee. I Deadline Fixed After waiting more than an hour for the heavy-set utilities magnate i to appear on an "Instanter" sub- poena. the committee announced It would meet again at 3 o'clock and if he -did not show up then It would cite him to the senate for contempt. Both Harry F. Sinclair, oQ maf- nate. and William P. MacOracfcen, former assistant secretary of com- merce, have served Jail terms foe contempt. While the committee wu waltlnf a resolution to strengthen lt> pomr In questioning Hopson and otban adopted by the senate. A subpoena was served on this morning after he testified the house rules committee. time later he had not shown up and senators began talking of citing him Presented by Chairman Black at the lobby committee, the resolution amended the original Investigation proposal to authorize Inquiring Into corporate and financial structoureBj salaries and Block transactions be- tween companies. Bluk said Hopson would "cited" If he did not appear In re- sponse 'to the summons. He said Hopson and persons n- frtylng to a committee questionnaire had questioned the right of control go into private transactions pub- licly. He told Senator Hastings CB-Del) ihe committee would show that 'Hopson was directly controlling and mapping the entire program of obbylng all over. the country." Service on Hopson was made by Joseph McCarthy, agent for the senate group, who yesterday was >revented from serving the supoena after the house rules committee ad- oumed. Admits Evasion McCarthy succeeded in servinc t after Hopson testified he had evaded the senate committee" be- cause It was "a matter of protect- ing" his health. "I felt that other employes had Ses HOPSON, Puft 11, Col. S COTTON PRICE UP BALE Hint On Twelve-Cent Loan Cause of Big Advance NEW YORK, Aug. Cotton futures shot up more than 2 e bale today after Senator Bank- ead, author of the cotton bill, said e was "absolutely confident" a 2-cent loan would be made on the ncomlng cotton crop. The rise carried prices to net alns of a dollar to a bale, ftcr early losses of 12 to 17 Heavy short covering came in aU ositlons up to March crossed the cent level, October moving to he 11.20 mark, or about 40 points bove Its early low. the first half of 1935 as compared poses, are at an all-time record ith the same period of 1934. While the destination of the pro- ucts Is shown in some cases, ostly the figures fall to disclose e consumer definitely since the aterlals fire often rcexported. the United States has been porting less rawf cotton the past o years, Its exports of cotton Hn- rs arc at a record high. Llntcrs are very short cotton Tbouili high, Japan and Italy being major customers. Swedish statistics arc among the most complete. This nation In- creased its export.-: of arms and mu- munltlon from metric tons In 1933 to 1.866' In 1934, In 1934 she exported 303 tons of cannons and howitzers; 89 tons of armor plate 8w WAK TEADI, U. I Former Banker Taken By Death YONKERS, N. Y., Aug. Stanley Mitchell, chairman of he board of the Bank of United tales when it closed, died last Id-night it High Hill, near Jonu each, L. I., according to word re- ceived by his family here. He wu 53 years old. Death wns ascribed to a heart at- tack. The former banker had been 111 for several days and had gone to the Long Island south shore colony for a rest. EDITOR DIES BKOOKLYN, Aug. E. Narney, 55, night sporti editor M the Brooklyn Eagle, died of a heart attack lait night while on tali ny to work.