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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1935, Abilene, Texas p t Abilene Batty Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER TWELVE PAGES (Evening. Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 146 Giant Manhunt On For Fugitives Quick Settlement Of Dock Strike Predicted DECISIVE BATTLE NEAR United States Will Con- tinue to Supply Italy With Oil By the Associated Press. Italian and Ethiopian troops gird- ed themselves today for a long- heralded decisive battle on the East African war front. Prom Asmara, port of entry In the fascist colony of Eritrea, came B report that skirmishes between the opposing armies on the north- ern front were becoming hotter, and the major engagement seemed near- er at hand. Ethiopians Strong Italian officers said periodic ex- changes of fire showed the forces of Emperor Helle Selassie were pressing In considerable force against the Fascist front lines be- yond Maknle, the Ethiopian village so easily occupied in the forward advance a few weeks ago. The new commander of the.Ital- ian forces In East Africa, Marsha] Pletro Badoglio, apparently Is pre- paring for a decisive thrust south- ward In keeping with a desire of Premier Mussolini to close the pe- riod of relative Inactivity-and pur- the campaign of occupation: more vigors'-' At Maksle the main armies lie two nations maintained post (ions within fighting distance each other after a first encounte from which native defenders wer reported lo have retired. Italian headquarters there recognized of flclally for Uie first time the prob ability of a forthcoming major en Basement. Tighten Home Defense An ominous note was soundet in Rome. Troops which had been expected to depart for the southern front are still In Italy, usually we! informed sources said. Home de fenses are being tightened. Al naval leaves have been withdrawn by Mussolini, It was reported, am some of the sea forces were believ- ed by Informed quarters to be con- centrating in strategic points against the possibility of Mediter- ranean hostilities. Speculation centered on the pos. slbillty that troops are being kepi at home, and sea and air forces marshaled, for any eventualities arising from European tension over the application of League of Na- "Best Dressed Actress" Engaged Claudetle Colbert, Paris-born film star named by Hollywood de- signers as the screen's best dressed actress, admitted she was engaged to Dr. Joel J. Pressman, Hollywood pbyslcian. The announcement came after Dr. Pressman smashed a photographer's camera In Swi Francisco in an effort to prevent bavins his picture taken. (Associated Past See WAR, Page II. Col. t Intensity of Cold Wave Broken By Low Clouds; 26 At Amarillo Cloudy weather kept the mercury from dropping as low In Abilene had been predicted for the cold wave thnt struck Wednesday morn- ing. The minimum reading was 36 degrees, from 7 to 9 o'clock, and at 1 o'clock In the afternoon the mercury had advanced to 40. Settling down on the Panhandle and North Texas Tuesday night and Wednesday, the cold wave sent the thermometer reading to 26 degrees at Amarillo. Eastbound planes through there were grounded as far eastward as Wichita Falls because of a heavy fog that extended west- ward to the Texas-New Mexico line. At El Paso the temperature' was 46; Del Rio, 52; San Antonio, 521 Austin 50; Brownsville, 62; Corpus Chrlstl, 62; Houston, 40; 58; Port Arthur, 50, and Palestine 46. Rain was reported at Austlri, with .08 inches; San Antonio, .06; Corpus irlstl, 1.62; Oalveslon, .02; Port :nur, .02; Houston, .02, and Pal- estine, .02. NEWSPAPER MAX DIES BROOKLYN, N. Y., Dec. C. Seltz, 73, newspaper man, author and lecturer, died at his home liere today of heart disease. He was in executive of the old Ww York World, anil had been city Break In Ranks of Em ployers Is Believed To Mean End To Come Within 48 Hours HOUSTON, Dec. Immediate settlement of the longshoremen's strike here was expected today following an announcement that 13 steam shin companies had cxpressec willingness to employ members of the International Longshore men's association. The boycott invoked by association against ship opera- tors refusing to use ILA labor has been lifted from the 13 anc cargoes from their ships will be handled by union members at all American rjorts. Word From Ryan Word that the 13 companies had agreed to sign contracts with the I.L.A. was received here by Holt Boss, American Federation of La- bor representative, from Joseph F. Ryan, international I.L.A. president fn New York. Calls Shooting Accident; Mother Near Nervous Breakdown SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 4. (UP) Jesse Livermore, Jr., was re- ported to be in better condition to- day than at any lime since his mother shot him last week. A pint of blood was administer- ed in a transfusion. Jesse, Jr., rallied Immediately. Dr. Neville Us- sher said, and within a few hours became talkative. "There isn't going to be any big fuss about this accident, is there he asked the physician. "It was'all a big joke." Authorities failed to see the "joke" In his being shot through the chest by Mrs. Dorothea Wendt Llv- ennore, his twice-divorced mother. District Attorney Percy Heckendorf centered an investigation around the time of the shooting, originally believed lo have been 1'30 a. m. Fri- day. Heckendorf found inconsistencies in stories of a dotfen persons ques- tioned, which Indicated young Liver- See LIVERMORE, 11, Col. 4 Grounds to Be Cleared, Sidewalks Built, Etc. On 6-Acre Plot Abilene's fourth construction proj. ect with WPA aid got under way Wednesday morning when a crew moved In on the six-acre tract that is being developed as a school for negroes, for several months' of grad- ing, grubbing, leveling; building of sidewalks, curb and gravel streets; and laying water, sewer and gas connections. Ths project is separate from con- struction of the school for negroes which started a month ago. The one-story brick building is mov- ing along, with foundation complet- ed and brick-laying starting this week. Both Jobs will be finished in early spring. Two other Jobs already in con- struction are: Cleaning the large sewer main from the city to the sewer farm, and laying additional main on the farm. This will solve the disposal problem for several years. At Lake Abilene, tying the water maia from the pipeline directly Sec BEGIN WORK, Page 11, Col. 4 NORTH CHINA RULER SLAIN Yin Ju-King Head of New Autonomous Regime tdltor of the Brooklyn Eagls, _. in disguise. LONDON, Dec. Ju- Clng, of the autonomous regime set up tn northern Hopel irortnce nnd In part of CImhar, has been assasshmtet, Chinese news papers reported today, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch rom Tientsin. Yin obtained much of his early duration In Japan. He has a Jap. anese wife and his brother-in-law Is i high officer In the Japanese ,rmy. Chinese loyal to the central gov- mment at Nanking have accuser! ilm of being a tool of the Japanese rmy. Reports yesterday staled that A mob had demonstrated before Yin's cadquarters at K.unjehow, n few nllcs from Pclplng, demanding rn- ef from taxes nnd throntcnlng his fc. The reports said Yin. had fled MARY HOWELL CASE ARGUED Given Twenty Year Term at Baird For Robbery AUSTIN, Dec. Argu- ments were presented to the court of criminal appeals here today In the appeal of Mary Lou Howell from a 20-year robbery convlcllon at Baird. She is charged also with murder in a companion cose set for trial Dec. 5. Both charges were filed after L. F. Threet, rancher living near Cisco, WES found robbed and 'Eight major steamship lines, among them the-most Import- ant doing business with America, and five coastwise lines have noil- fled the I.L.A. of their willingness to sign up. Deep sea lines operating out of the Gulf, including Houston, which were reported to have agreed to work with the are the North German Lloyd, the French line and all of the Japanese lines. The six Japanese lines operating out of the Gulf and Houston are: K line, Ko Kusal line, Mitsui line, Nippon Yusen Kalsha, Osaka Shosen Kai- sha.'and a Japanese line which op- erates a round the world service. Coastwise steamship companies agreeing to sign up with the I.L.A. are: Luckenbach Gulf, Newtex. Bull, Moore McCormack, and the Sway- ne Hoyt. Ross received the following tele- gram from Ryan: "New York Interests operating In Gulf meeting this afternoon. Mo- tion Introduced to Instruct their representatives to sign agreements with I.L.A. in all ports on west gulf as well as Gulfport (Miss.) and matter of Mobile, Pensacola and New Orleans to be referred to (fed- eral) meditation board. "Votp. was eleven in affirmative; eight not voting; and five have to See STRIKE, Page 11, Col. 6 Committee to Hold Hearing on Truck Law Enforcementj AUSTIN, Dec. of the house of representatives com- mittee to investigate enforcement of the motor truck laws will be held Jan. 16 at Laredo and Jan. 18 at Harlingen, committee Chairman Conde Hosklns, Gonzales, announc- ed here today. The hearings will be open to the public at both places. They will open at 10 a.m. Other members of Uie committee are Reps. E. H. Thorton Jr., Galves- ton; Nail Colson, Tola; Albert Dan- iel, Crockett; and Otis Dunagan, Big sandy. Two Tulsans Fatally Shot TOLSA, Okla., Dec. federal revenue agent, Louis Pap pan, 42, and George Stewart, 3 former Tulsa detective captain were shot to death at the swank Sheridan night club here early to day after they been throw from the place ty two "bouncers.1 After a preliminary Investigate County Attorney Holly Anderso declared the shooting was "wors than murder." "I haven't found out exactly wha Is behind all this and I may not b, able to make case but I certain! am going to raise said Ander m. The federal government also be gan an investigation of the slay ings. C. E. Bailey, U. S. district attor ney here, said, however, he woul have no statement to make unt he had "determined whether a fed eral offlier was killed while 01 official business." The two Tyree Parks and G. R. McOullough, declare Pappan and Stewart had attempte holdup. The men were ajreste and Roy Staley, manager of th club, was placed In jail later In )he morning. Harry Brill, PappaiVs Immedlal superior, said the agent's work wa 'such that It might take him any where at any time." Driver's Story Vernon Houston, a taxlcab. driver who took Pappan and his c'ompan on to the club, said they hod visit ed two other places during the nigh and had Inspected beer licenses. Describing Pappan as an officer with an. excellent record. Brill sale le did not know whether the agent was making a required check o: he Sheridan club at the time uf he affray. Stewart was known as a police alder, who once served a sentence Jmself for liquor transportation. "I cannot understand the sltua- said Brill. County Attorney Anderson re- used to elaborate his theories on lie case and would not say agains 'horn he planned Lo file charges. Authorities said no witnesses to Sec SHOOTING, Page 11, Col. 7 Farley Will Ask Trans-Atlantic Airmail Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (IF) ostmRSter General Parley said to- ay he will ask the coming session f congress for funds to start trans- Uantic airmail service. He said experimental flights will be started next summer, and the route probably will be in operation wilnln the following year. Postal officials said Pan-American Airways, which operates the new transpacific route Is the only Aroer- Icen company Inlerestcd in the route now. Callahan county, a Cisco hospital. Clifford Doffgett was convicted of Threat's murder and given a death sentence In December, 1931. His appeal from the death verdict Is still pendnlng. Doggett nlso vecclv- cd n 99-year robbery .seiitoncii at nil 'arlicv trltil In connection with (he anic case. Elmer Van Cleave, alao Neck Is Broken In Auto Accident PECOS, Dec. J. M. Langston of El Paso suffered a broken neck In an automobile accl dent near here yesterday. Her con dltlon was described as extrsmel; critical today. B. O. Patterson, Port Bliss soldier received a fractured vertebra In the Jackie Coogan to Wed Thursday or Friday in Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz., Sec. Jackie coognn, erstwhile child actor and Betty Grable, 19-year-old new- comer to the screen, will be married Thursday or Friday In Phoenix, of- ficials of the Fox West coast The- aters told the United Press today. She Speaks Here Frances Perkins, secretary of labor, is to apeak on "Social and Economic Security of the Twen- tieth Century" ionlflit at 8 o'clock In the Hardln-Simmons university auditorium'. Secretary of Labor To Be Speaker On H-SU Artists Course Smiling broadly as she steppec Tom an early afternoon train, Sec retury of Labor Frances Perkins aughlngly replied, I didn't ;ay quite so soon as 48 when Informed. o[ the longshore, man's strike at Houston had been predicted today tn that length ol time. As to the cause, she stated general misunderstandings and mls- -akes had brought about the sltua- ion which has tied up Gulf trade nice October 11. "Often people mistakes early In a situation, which they later are slow to cor she continued. She was greeted by Gib Snndefer nd Bob Westbrook, manager of the Wooten Hotel where she is stopping, "he speaks tonight at Hardln-Slm- mons university. Frances Perkins, secretary of la- lor, was to arrive here on an early .fternoon train, for a speaking en- jagement tonight under the AUS- ilces of the Hardln-Slmmons unl- erslty artists' course. She Is In Icc- ure on "Social and Economic Se- urlty in the Twentieth Century" In 'university auditorium at 8 o'- lock. Out-of-town communications anJ enervations pouring In from iroughout West Texas have indl- atecl the labor secretary probably ill liavij a full house hero. Man- ger Gib Sandefer said he has re- OUT 10 M 0' Search Shifts To Nea Tuskahoma, Oklahoma Troops Help 6-Men and Officers CLAYTON, Okla., Dec. hunt for four o the Irish O'Malley's gangster and another fugitive who iho their way out of the Muikoge jail shifted today toward TUB kahoma, eight miles northeas of Clayton. Officers covering the Tutka homa territory telephoned her asking that bloodhounds b rushed to them, saying they be lieved they had a "good lead.' CLAYTON, Okla., Dec. Scores of federal, state and local of fleers, aided by a detachment of 3 national guardsmen, at daylight to day began closing In on a rougl territory in which four desperate members of the Irish O'Mallcy gang were believed cornered. Believed Hemmed In. The four, accompanied by an other prisoner, shot their way from the Muskogee city-federal Jail yes terday, where they were held await Ing sentence on conviction of stag ing a double national bonk robber: at Okempth last December. believed hemmed In eight miles-north of here, near a convict Toadicamp, where the car In which they fled 'from Mutkbgee running gun fight'wltltoSjli was found late yesterday. Throughout last night officers guarded all roods and highways In this territory, and stretched lines across the rough terrain In "war Tashlon" to prevent escape of the desperadoes In the darkness. Trains n this territory also were watched carefully, to prevent their escape by that route. Officers were not certain at day- Ight that their quarry still reinaln- d within the territory, but felt that t would have been Impossible for he gangsters to have escaped wlth- 4t being noticed. Bloodhounds were brought here See MANHUNT, Page 11, Col. S It l.s too early In the game lo isk; What's the matter? We have 10 fears about the 1B35 we always get the money, somehow, o meet our aome- Imes a slow start means n fast Intsh. We have only one contribution o report today. Thanks to Good- ellow Sterling H. Wooten for a Ivc-spot That will provide a Christmas basket for two families, nd a little left over, at lost year's ood prices. We will thers of the Woolen clan of Abl- ene before the Goodfellow.s cam- Dorothy Coiner The body of, m. flrl found on a lonely road near Kansas City a year wai by police- to have been positive- ly Identified ai that of Dorothr Chlldcn Comer first wife of Chester Comer, slain Ok- lahoma outlaw. (Asaoeiited Prat Jess Miller Is Charged After SheDting Of Bud Erwin Special to The Reporter. Miller, cot- worker "Mi Hamlln, -yfi- rrialned "in Jail at Anson WednesMbjr mornfng, charged wflli murder In connection with the fatnl shooting 01 Bud Erwin, laborer, at n filling station here Tuesday afternoon. Erwin was instantly killed by ihree of four shots fired from a automatic. Shortly afterward M1U er surrendered a gun to officers. Following his arraignment, Miller's Jond was set at It had not completed at noon. Separated Domestic, troubles were blamed for he shooting. Miller and his wife lad been living apart since she in- tituled divorce proceedings In dis- rlct court at Anson several weeks algn Is over; we always do. xample, Mrs. Gray Woolen ready telephoned to say that the ardin-slmmons university players re ready to give the Goodfellows bcnsflt return performance of >.k most recent presentation: Ib- n's "Ghosts." They gave It ovcmber 25 to a large and very ilhuslastlc audience. Gratelully the Goodfellows ac pt this generous offer from the -SU players. Watch for details. eviously acknowledged See PERKINS, Page 6, Col. 6 Sterling H. Wooten 5.00 Santa Parade Plans Outlined See SHOT FATAL, Page 12, Col. 5 Authorization For Workmen SAN ANTONIO, Dec, Drought, state administrator for he works progress administration, nnomiced today that projects au- lortzed will employ persons. o date, workmen already are n WPA payrolls in the state. "The full Texas quota of relief mployables has been estimated at Drought said. When employables start coming ack to relief rolls from their prl- ate jobs as seasonal employment ids, We are prepared to handle the full quota." Private industry and seasonal em- ployment demands for workers have reduced the available relief labor load to less than at present, Drought explained. EIGHTEEN STRIKERS INJURED DETROIT, Dec. strikers, two policemen and a wom- were Injured last night In a bat-, tie of night sticks and brick bats at the Motor Products Corporation plant, precipitated when guards tossed tear gas bombs Into a crowd of strikers sniftered at the gates for n demonstration. We fatally wounded in Ills paslurc In back and his wife's collar bone was Threet died In fractured. Their condition was not considered serious. Charges of failure to stop and render aid were filed last night against T. C. Home of Pecos. High- way Patrolman Andrew Baker filed the charges. The automobile In which the Pat- tersons and Mrs. were rid- ing wns .struck liy another machine nnd was forced Into a. concrete cul- vert. APPEAL, Page II. OL S The route la be followed and arrangement of the dx divisions of (he Santa Claus parade here 'Friday afternoon at was outlined Wednesday morning at i meeting of the marshals of the various parade sections with Will Watson, grand marshal. Out of the mecllnr came a request that all participant! unemble on Oak street at 'rlday afternoon at points to be designated In letters to each. The first unit of the parade, consisting of equipment from he national guard unit here, lory-booV characters to be tar- iLlhed by the Galnenllle Com- nunlty circus, will form on outh first street, faclr.K nest n Oak street, leading It will e the Abilene high school hand nd Harold Austin, marshal. Moving south on Oak the first section will pick un the second or civic unit at South Second and Oak. The MciYIur- ry college band Trill lead lhl.i unit Included also will be the McMuiry drum corps, Ruck Sfblcy Is of the unit. Back of (fill unit Is (he public school division, led by (he elc- menlary school honor band. Dean Rfattlson Is marshal. The "beauty" unit, led by the A. C. C. bam] and ptp srmnd, with Howard Barrett, as mar- shal, and (ho comedy division, with a clown band, will form at Third and Oak, swinging In be- hind the other unlUi as Ih'iy pass. Dr. T. Wade Hedrick will bv marshal of (his The Snnta Claun section of I lie panulc ivlll form on Fourth Mrrcl. Leading U will be (hit llardln-Slmmona Cowboys Band with D. H. Jefferles marshal. Tubllc schools of Taylor coun- ty were Invited yesterday by Tom McGehee, county superin- tendent, 4o enter their equip- ment In (he Santa Claua parade here Friday afternoon "thai (he public may see just iiliat has been done In providing trans- portation." Slid (he county superintend- ent: "I shall be glad If nil counly schools will come in for the parade, dismissing the schools at noon If they like. We have tvcnty-thrce school hussra In (he county, In which the school children may be brought here la see (he parade. The bussci ihojld be lined un In the pa- rsde that the public mny see SANTA CLAU9, 6, Col. S Rtl.llvn rmmlilUy Abilene and tonlcht and Thursday; aligtiily umigM. Texas-West o( 1D01U meridian Maslly rloiidy, probably local ralna In Pan- and extrrmely east portion lontght and Thursday; warmer In Panhandle tn- nlBril. Eoit ol IDOIJi meridian Ram tonight and Thursday, sllKJuly warm- er In northwest portion tonlgut and ei- north portion Thursday. iperaturos ;