Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1935, Abilene, Texas
Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires ol Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST TEN PAOES (Evening Edition ol The AbBcm Homing Hews) NUMBER 254 AUTO MISHAP IN SWITZERLAND TAKES LIFE OF ASTRID. QUEEN OF BELGIANS Bus Overturns, Five Drown In Arizona Flood King Leopold Drives Death Car Into Tree Aiding Ethiopia Reported aiding the Ethiopian army in Its preparation for war, General Hans Kundt, below, has disclaimed as a German by the nazi government, or 25 years a soldier of fortune, he commanded for a time the Bolivian army in the Chaco war. Pay Everybody Victor on a platform monthly dividend to every citizen, Premier elect yt'at7 evangelist, below, now faces' 'the- task of fulfilling his promises as adult Albertans Ttalt eaff- erlyrlof.the first payment under the new Social Credit Party regime. His six-point plan to banish poverty, he said, would not create a tax burden. Eight Foot Wall of Water Sweeps It Into Ditch; Two Children and Two Women Unidentified EL PASO, Aug. 29. Five persons were drowned and two more still are missing to- day after an eight-foot wall water struck a westbound Paso-Tucson Golden Eagle lines .bus near a railroad underpass i between Cochise and Dragoon, Ariz., last night. One of the dead has been identified as rf. Savlin, 3345 Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. The other four bodies, recovered by deputy sheriffs and taken to Wilcox, Ariz., included two women and two children. Mountain Cloudburst The Occident occurred when thp bus driver stopped on high ground npar the underpass to allow high water In the underpass to recede While waiting, a wall of wate: caused by a clouGDurst in the Gra ham mountains raced down .ths Into" t force of the wa John Hamilton, LastofDillinger Gang, Is Found Buried in Illinois OSWEQO, HI., Aug. The body of John Hamilton, last of the bullet-scarred DlHinger gang, lay on a marble slab in an under- taker's home in this quiet country town today. Three department ol justice agents who dug the machine gun killer's body from a shallow grave on a hlllo-1; near a gravel pit re- mained here to testify at an in- quest. Three particles of lead, possibly from one bullet, were found In the small of the back when an autopsy was performed early today. The bullet was believed to have been fired by one of three Minnesota of- ficers who fought a running gun battle with Hamilton, John Dilllng- er and Tommy Carroll at Hastings, Minn., on April 23, 1934. Not much was left to identify the desperado who apparently had been Hunting Season To Open September 21 Change Follows Protests of Texas Officials and Sportsmen _.. ed the bus into the ditch at the side of the high- way. Casualties would have been heav- ier if all of the 26 passengers hac NO ABILENIANS ABOARD There were no Abilenians aboard the Golden Eagle bus In which five. persons were swept to death in a rlood at Dragoon, Arizona, Wednesday nigbk, a check with the local bus office showed Thursday. Only one passenger, a 19-year- old boy from San Antonio, boarded the bus here, the office said. There were 21 passengers aboard when the bus arrived here, Tuesday night, and after dinner at a local cafe, all con- tinued west. The schedule calls for approximately 24 hours be- tween Abilene and Arizona points. Mrs. A. T. Higginbotham, Mother of 4 Abilenians Mrs. A. T. Higginbotham of Hermleigh. pioneer of Scurry coun- ty and the mother of four Abllen- lans. died In a Dallas hospital Wed- nesday night nt following an Illness of eight weeks. She was 74 years of age on August 11. Abilene children nre E. H. Higgin- botham, T. S. Higginbotham, D. L. HlcEtnbotham and C. "E. Higgin- botham. Funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church at Hermleigh, and burial will be made In the ceme- tery beside the grares of Mr. Hig- ginbotham, who died February 19, See PIONEER, Page 5, Col. 5 been inside the bus, members of the rescue party said. Most of the passengers were walking along the highway for exercise and escaped Injury when they heard the roar ol the flood. The body of Savlin was taken from the wrecked coach. Bodies of the women and children were found some distance down hill from the bus. It is believed that they were trapped In the underpass and did not have a chance to flee to high ground. A group of Willcox, Ariz., resi- dents immediately left for Draggoon when word of the accident reached there. They worked all night in an See DROWNINGS, Page 9, Col. 8 School Application One of 135 Sent By State To Washington i TnVAoiiene negro school project providing for .22.7 man-years of la bor. was om of 135 local projects forwarded to Washington from the state headquarters of Works Pro- gress Administration at San Anton- io. Wednesday. The project been approved by both the state anc district offices. Application is being made for in WPA funds, most of which will be expended for labor The municipal ex- penditures for materials, will cost aproximately Three other projects, totaling ap- proximately have been filed by Abilene; another is In the work room at the district office; and ap- plications for others are to be en- tered this week, said Mayor C. L. Johnson. A project for which WPA funds is asked will provide for pav- ng of the Tour streets around the negro school. The total expendi- ture was estimated at A project for Improvement at the Sec WPA, Page 5, Col. 5 Winters Hospital Plan Is Discussed Special to the Reporter WINTERS, Aug. for a municipal hospital was discussed the Winters Lions club, at a meeting conducted by Albert Affler- iach. Bonds for the hospital are to be voted upon September 3. John Becker of San Angelo architect, out- Ined the plans, The Blue Bonnet qu.irtet, com- posed of four young ladies from Tokeen, furnished entertainment. AUSTIN, Aug. regulations on mourning I doves were amended today to per- mit shooting In Texas from Sept. 21 to Jon. 5. Legal hours are from 1 a. m. to sunset. Notice of the change was receiv- ed by William Tucker, .executive secretary .of the state game, fish and oyster c9minissl6h, from J. N. Darling, chief S. biological survey. The change followed protests. to the federal government from Gov. James V. Allred, Texas game of- ficials, and hunters. The change does not make the state and federal regulations the same, but makes them more nearly coincide. There will still be a con- flict In the south hunting zone of Texas where state law makes the season from Dec. 1 to Jan. 16. Texas had protested against the original federal hunting hours which prohiibted. shooting three hours before sunset. Allred especial- ly objected to saying It would prevent working people from having an opportunity to hunt. Prior to today's change, the fed- eral regulation did not permit hunt- Ing mourning doves to start any- where In the state until Oct. 1. Tucker said It is possible the leg- islature may now amend the state law and moke It conform to the (See HUNTING, Page 9, Col. 6 buried by DilUnger himself and other gangster confederates nearly a year and a half ago. Natural de- composition had been aided by lye spilled over the outlaw's face and right hand from which three fingers previously had been amputated. The entire right hand had dls- intergrated but Identification was obtained from the teeth, traces of reddish brown hair and the height, 5 feet, 8 1-2 Inches. Barclay No. 1 Woods On New Pay Horizon At Feet CLYDE, Aug. Barclay No. 1 Mrs. John Woods, wildcat test two miles north of here topped pay sand early this morning, drilling to a total depth of feet, and made several flows under heavy gas pres- sure by heads. Operators estlmatec the test would make at least 100 .barrels dally of approximately 40 B.'B. B. ,_ C. rijilway survey, the test encount- ered :pay deeper than any other producer In Callaban county, and as wildcat test. Is attracting considerable leasing activities In the near Mcinity. It Is understod that a contract was offered to drill three the next farm east for lease consideration. No cash has changed hands. Two. storage tanks of approxi- mately gallons have been erected near the rig, and the oil was be'lng run into them. As Last Resort Britain Hopes America Will Join In Summoning All Signatories POWER PLANT AID BLOCKED Plainview Project Held Up By Court's Orders Gyrllus Assimilis (Cricket To Invades Abilene; Biologists Explain s t Everything But What to Do About It ENTERS RACE ANGELES, AUK. AKelin Earlinrt, fumed trans-Pa- cific filer, todny entered the trans- continental nlr derby and will take off early tomorrow for Cleveland in the plane In which she flew solo from Honolulu to Onkland, Calif. .Miss Earhart will be accompani- ed on the speed dnsh for the Vincent Bendlx Ironhy and cash prizes by Paul MonU, her tech- nical adviser. Gyrllus asslmilis, which has the best-developed musical apparatus of the ortnopteran orchestra. Is ap- pearing In concert nightly under the street lamps on Abilene comers. Othoptera Is the name, or order, of crickets and the gyrilus asslmllls is the subfamily appellation for the particular kind which Is flooding this city, said biologists consult- ed this morning by the Reporter- News. Its smaller companion, also helping to "bug-gy" up sidewalks and any one traversing thc-n, Is the Coleoptera, Lehla grandls, or the ground beetle. OGA and itials of the technical names of the henceforth be applied to the cricket and pround beetle In this dissertation. OGA Is a moody portion, and It's all according to how he Is freling whether he shrills sharply or chirps faintly. His apparatus, on which he to suit his mood, I: this: The principal vein, which extends WASHINGTON, Aug. The of Columbia supreme court again has blocked plans of Secretary Ickes to help two Kansas and Texas cities finance municipal electric plants. Justice Jesse C. Admins yesterday granted preliminary Injunctions re- training Ickes from using public works administrate funds on pro- jects at Burlington. Kas., and Plain- lew, Tex., and postponed indefi- nitely Ickes' request that suits by the Kansas utilities company and the Texas Utilities company be dis- missed. The concerns protested the new plants would hurt their busi- ness. Court .attaches expressed belief a I final decision ui these cases would not be given until the district ap- ine principal vein, which extends court, decided a suit Involv- along the base of the wing-cover, a slmltar appiication from le ill.n M __J__J.1-- l_ __ _ .._ is ridged like a file; and on the In- ner margin of the wing-cover, a short distance from the base, the edge is hardened so that It may be used as a scraper or rasp. Elevat- ing his wings to an angle of forty- five degrees and arranging them ro that the scraper rf one rests on the file of the other, he moves them to set the neighboring wing mem- branes Into vibration, thus produc- ing the various notes In the cricket range. The dictionary drcsn't tell where he secured his pitch, if any. The gyrllus part of the biological name '.neana to gyrate, and that's how OGA makes the noise. "Sometimes uncompromising can- nibals" Is the description of one bi- ologist for OGA and her kin, but or- dinarily they're content to feed up- See CRICKETS, Fife 8, Col. 4 I Hominy, Okla. The plaintiffs were required to post bonds of each See INJUNCTION, Page 5, Col. 5 Murderer Elects Self Execution HEVAL, Esthonla, Aug. Otsa, convicted murder- er, took the "hemlock cup" In the military prison today and executed himself. The deadly glass of cyanide po- tassium worked Instantly and he dropped dead. He was the uecond man to choose the poison death under the new Esthonlan law giving a condemned person tho choice of UklnR poison or being hanged. The first occurred eight days ago. Girls Admit Story of Kidnaping False LOtriSVILLE, Ky., Aug. Under police questioning. Catherine North. 13, and her sister Mildred, 10, admitted early today Hint their story of having been kidnaped by three negroes was untrue. Their sister Adeline, 8, started a widespread police hunt last night when she tearfully reported to her mother that the two girls had been seized and carried a-way by negroes In an automobile. The three sisters had been given a dollar and sent to a grocery store to buy a broom. Mildred and Catherine, after an hour and a half of coaxing by coun- ty patrolmen, said they had spent the money and a park to spend the night. They came home when it got cold! LONDON, Aug. The Kellogg peace pact, signed In Paris amid many enthusiastic declara- tions that it outlawed war, 'today stands as the final bulwark against Italo-Ethloplan war In the view of the British government. It is learned from a source close to the government that Great Brit- ain, should all other efforts (all and Mussolini invade Ethiopia, hopes the United States and France will Jointly summon for consulta- tion all the signatories of this In- strument to bring the full moral force of the world down upon Mus- sollnl's head as an international bnrely moved. It was impossible to (Oopyright, 1935, By The Associated Press) KUSSNAOHT, Switzerland, Auj. 29-year-old queen of the Belgians, was fatally injured today when the auto- mobile her husband, King Leopold, was driving, swerved off a country road and hit a tree. She died within five minutes in her king's arms and with his lips on hers. The king was only slightly injured. The couple's chauffeur, who was riding in the rear seat while his master drove, suffered broken legs and possible internal injuries. Physicians said he might die. The attendants, whose car was about one minute behind the couple, found the king and queen lying by the aide of the road. The touring, car swung to the side of the road, hit an eight- inch curb, and.rammed into a tree, then rolled into the shallow lake just eight feet frcm the road. All three of the were thrown out of the automobile. The aueen was thrown against another tree, fracturing her skull. The king's face was cut by the windshield. Momen- tarily stunned, he picked him- self up and went to the side of the Swedish princess he married nearly nine years ago. Begged Her to Speak Leopold held Astrid In his arms, kissed her again and again, and begged' her to speak to him. She outlaw and destroyer of world peace. The British government has not yet formally approached the United States and Prance In the pact matter, but has been extreme- ly Interested In theTecSnt references of 'President Roosevelt and Secreary of State Bull to the .pact and is hopeful resort Roosevelt will take.-iniiiatlve action to keep the Instrument from beconv thg Just a scrap of paper. The highest British officials feel that while there Is no machinery to force the Kellogg pact signatories to a Joint condemnation of Italy, all its many signers would nevertheless have an overpowering moral effect in awakening the Italian peopl toward forcing Mussolini to retrace his steps. Britain feels that for this purpose the Kellogg pact is even stronger than the league of nations because numerous non-members of the lea- gue, such as the United States, Ja- See PACT, Page 9, Col. 8 Bids on Federal Bond Issue Short Boy Faally Shot, Stem-Father Held HOUSTON, Harvey Edgar Jenkns.. 19-year-old high school student, died shortly before noon today of shot-gun wounds received when he was met by a blast of gunfire as he walked into the yard of his home here. W. R. Young, 52, his step-father, was arrested and a charge of as- sault to murder changed to murder when tne youth died. The shooting occured shortly after midnight. Young refused to discuss the case. Abilene ami cloudy lo- rn and Frjrlgy. weiu Texnn -Went of inoih meridian Partly, cloudy to cloudy, lirobnbly Bhowem n north and wcftl portlone tonight nnd FrUltty. if 100th mn-ldlan and FrMny. Tfimpcralurei p.m. n.m. Wed. Thiira. 81 )ry thermometer Ihermnrn'ler Relallvt humidity WASHINGTON, Aug. The treasury today reported Its first difficulty during this administration in floating a government bond Issue when only of tenders were received for an offering of The offering consisted of four-, year 1 1-2 per cent bonds for the "ederal farm mortgage corporation, made lost Monday. They were sold on a competitive, or auction basis, the highest bidder. Treasury officials could not recall a similar Instance in the memory of career men. The closest ap- proach was said to have occurred last August when an issue of of home owners' loan cor- poration brndg was floated in three series. While two of the series were over-subscribed, an offering of the three-year series fell shy of the requested total of tell whether she recognized him. The cure of a village church Just outilde Kussnacht came to them. He administered .extreme unction. Then, as the king still held .tier close, Astrid fllerf. The king himself straightened her body and smoothed her clothes. The royal attendants, a gontle- man and lady-ln-waltlng and the chauffeur of the car In which they had been riding, covered the still form with their coats. The accident occurred at about a. m. The full extent of the klng'B In- juries were not Immediately deter- mined. A physician said he feared Leopold's jaw might be fractured. The doctor stated that, In any cause, a fracture or a shock to tho Jaw doubtless accounts for the king's Inability to explain the cause of the accident himself. The 33-year old king's grief over the death of his wife was such that none presumed to question him further. Looking at Map Later, however, he was able to talk. He told members of his en- tourage that he had taken his eyes off the road to glance at a map the queen was holding. He said she was silting In the front seat beside him with the chauffeur In the rear. 'I leaned over to look at the the memebrs of the party snld the king told them. "It lasted only a second, and when I looked again at the road, the car was almost on top of a tree." The king said both he and the queen were thrown out of the car at the first shock and thHt the queen's head struck a tree, fractur- ing her skull. The royal attendants said the icing's automobile rebounded, struck a second tree, then hurtled Intx> the lake with the chauffeur still inside. The latter climbed out and wnd- ed ashore with only minor cuts. Queen Astrid's death ended a liappy reign over subjects who loved icr. She ascended the throne only ast year, when Leopold's father, war-time King Albert, was killed See QUEEN, Page 9, Col. 5 Marriage to Leopold Is Recalled As Perfect Love Match KINGDOM MOURNS ITS SECOND ROYAL TRAGEDY IN 2 YEARS Astrid's Death Recalls Accident That Took Life of Albert: Queen Model For Belgian Housewives BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. Belgium was plunged into deepest grief for tha second time In less than two years by reports of the tragic death of Queen Astrid near Lucerne, Switzerland, where she had gone with the king for a holiday. King Albert, the beloved ruler who had heroically led the; nation through the darkest days of the World war, was killed whilo moun- tain climbing at Marche Lcs Dames, February 17, 1934. Queen Astrid, beautiful Swedish princess who was barely part 21 when she married Leopold, then the Belgian cvown prince, Duke of Bra- 3p.nt, quickly won her way Into the hearts of the Belgians. Her home life and her solhltude for the nation's poor and distressed brought her the admiration from high and low ot the little nation. Court attaches ncountcd recent- ly how she spent many hours with her own hands speeding distribution of relief supplies 'a economic suf- ferers, especially among the dis- tressed of the mining areas. The Belgian housewives and mothcif, had taker. Astrid as their national model. She was especially adept with thr needle and enjoyed cooking. Like Commoner Mother Brussels mothers on a number of occasions have seen the queen push- Ing a perambulator through the public park airing the royal baby Bar. BELGIUM, I, Col. I STCJCKHOLM, Aug. 29. Citizens of Stockholm wept openly in the streets of the capital today u they learned of the death of then- beloved Astrid in an automobile fcc- cldent near Lucerne. The Belgian queen had the un- disputed reputation In this, her na- tive land, as the most beloved of Swedish princesses. No single event In years has so stunned Sweden. Men and women wept unashamed tears as they rend first accounts of the death In hurriedly newspaper extras. Astrid's aged parents, Prince Karl and Princess Ingelborg, were report- ed under a doctor's care, with thft mother prostrated. Other members of the Swedish royal family were hurriedly sum- moned. Business In Stockholm was mo- mentarily halted at word of the ac- cident first spread about. Work- men dropped their tools to read the newspaper accounts. Many openly declared that Astrid's mar- See SWEDEN. Page 9, Col. t Wealthy Boy Found Killed By Gunshot MOUNT KOSCO, N. T., Aug. (IF) Shielded from airplane searchers by a clump of elm trees, the body of 20-year-old Arthur W. Butler. Jr., was found near the out- skirts of his wealthy father's 500- acre estate Wednesday. Young 'Sutler, who had sought by land and nlr since he failed to return from a hunting trip yesterday, was believed by West- Chester county authorities to hare been killed by the accidental dta- charge of his .32 calibre target rifle. The weapon lay beside thr. yo'Jth, I who had died tram a bullet over the Hint eye.