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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas RAIN Wyt Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WURLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI DON VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5. FOURTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition ot The Abilene Morning NUMBER 147 n Wants American Support Improvement Is Noted In Holiday Business HINT BREAK NEAR IN LINDY CASE Killed Father Haugeman Falin, 1G, of Wildcat Valley, Va., confessed he killed his father after a beat- ing. He Is in the same county jail with Edith Maxwell, sentenc- ed lo 25 years for killing her Jalher under somewhat similar 'circumstances. (Associated Press Court Rules Infant Be- longs To Unwed Ser- vant Girl ST. LO0IS, Dec. H. Limbaugh, special commissioner who heard evidence In the "Gift of God" baby case, declared today the Infant was the child of Anna Ware, unwed servant girl, and not the son of Mrs. Nellie Tipton Muench, for- mer St. Louis society matron. Llmbaugli's assertion was made In a report to the St. Louis court of appeals, recommending the child b? returned to Miss Ware. The court make its decision later. Miss Ware, 19, sought through habeas corpus action to recover a baby she alleged was born to her in St. Louis Aug. 17 and which, she testified, was being held by Mrs. Muench and her husband, Dr. Lud- wig O. Muench, who sought to "palm It off" as their own. 'S. Muench, 44, announcing the of a sou Aug. 16, termed it "a gift from God in my time of dis- tress." She then faced kidnap con- spiracy charges of which she sub- sequently was acquitted. "That the child, now is custody of the court and taken from the home of respondents Muencli x x x is a child of the petitioner (Anna Ware) there can be no reasonable doubt." said Limbaugh In his re- port. "The order and judgment of the court should therefore be that the child be delivered into the custody cf petitioner as prayed In her peti- tion and the special commissioner so recommends." Since the infant, now more than three months old, was brought into court last October by Judicial order. May Become Basis For Most Shocking Story Ever Put Before The NEW YORK, Dec. ernor Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey disclosed today that he had visited Bruno Richard Hauptinann in his Trenton, N. J., death cell, and that he had urged all other mem- bers of the New Jersey court of pardons to do the same. The governor talked with Haupt- mann alone one night for about an hour early in October, but did not reveal today either his or Haupt- mann's reactions. The governor said the other mem- bers of the court of pardons should follow his example in getting "first- hand" the cenvicted man's side of the case. Paper's Story This disclosure followed reports published In the New York Evening Journal that the governor had ob- tained new Information which might save the convicted slayer of the Lindbergh baby from the elec- tric chair, or "at least delay his execution indefinitely." Governor Hoffman said his visit .tp.l'JHauptmann occurred .about a- mo'riiri" "Just a casual the governor said, added: "Some people have been working in the matter, but I. am not at lib- erty to discuss it.' Earlier the governor, in a state- ment issued through the Trenton, N. J., office of Ellis Parker, Bur- lington county chief of detectives, said: "When I went into office, the first thing Mr. Parker did was to come !n and talk the matter over with me. I am interested In it, naturally, because I am a member of the court of pardons, which IB a court of mercy." Final Tribunal The New Jersey court of pardons Is the final tribunal to which Hauptmann may bring his case should he fail in his fight before Caleb Reed Named District Supervisor Of Business Census Appointment of Caleb W. Reed Abilene merchant, as supervisor In eleven counties for the forthcoming United States business census was announced in Washington today by Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper. Reed will direct activities in twelve comities representing the 17th congressional district. These in- clude Callahan, Comanclie, East- land. Erath, Fisher, Hamilton, Jones, Nolan, PaJo plnlo, Shackelford, Stephens and Taylor. Headquarters will be In Abilene and assistants will compile the business statistics n each of the counties. The survey, covering 1935 busi- ness, will begin on January 2, 1936, and continue for three months. It will provide a complete enumera- tion of types and kinds of business on an established basis. Business men will also be furnished with basic facts on volume of business, >ayrolls and salaries, location, legal of organization and type of operation. Scope of the census Includes retail ;rade, wholesale trade, hotels, amusement concerns, Insurance brokers and distribution of manufacturers sales, construction trucking and warehousing, banking bus transportation, business services operation of non-residential build See REED, Py. 13, Col. 6 Sec LINDY CASE, PC. 13, Col. 5 Ardent Advocate For Suffrage Is Sued for Divorce KINGSTON, Tenn., Dec. T. Bum, whose vote In the Tennessee legislature in 1920 put over woman's suffrage in the United States, has been sued for divorce. Mrs. L. H. Lowry, deputy clerk and master In chancery court here, said Mrs. Mildred Tarwater Bum 0-' Rockwood, Tenn., filed the divorce suit last week. ALLRED TO SAN ANTONIO AUSTIN, Dec. James V. Allred left early today for San Antonio where he will attend the convention of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers association. City Wins In Test Of Junk Ordinance Thespians Of H-SU Present "Ghosts" Monday Evening Goodfellows play an Important role on the stage of life, as they give to many a ray of factor which each good drama- tragedy should Christ- mastime. Some fellow the smaller realm of a. theater have signified their wish to join the Goodfeilows, by producing benefit performance from which proceeds will go Into the fund to purchase Yule necessities and cheer for the needy. Announcement is made that the Hardin-Slmmons university play- ers will present "Ghosts" (Ibsen) Monday evening in the city hall auditorium. All proceeds from sale of tickets, which will be 25 cents See GOODFELLOWS, FIT. 13, Col. 6 See BABY, Pg. 13, Col. 7 Idabei Gets Slayer Life Term IDABEL, Okla., Dec. ius Bohannon, accused slayer of two McCurtain county officers, pleaded guilty unexpectedly in district court here late yesterday Just after a tdlal Jury had been selected. Judge George R. Chlldress sentenced Bo- fion to life Imprisonment for offense, and to 90 years for the Dohannon, who is 29 years old, Is married and the father of two chil- dren. His parents live In Omaha, Texas. Officers said lie hud served a sentence In the Huntsvillo, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WILL BE TURNED ON HERE AT 7 TONIGHT Newly Decorated Shop Windows To Be Unveiled At That Hour; Santa Parade At Friday prison for robbery, and wa_- released the business district. In full view In June, 1931. I thousands of kiddles and adults ex- ilic spirit ol Christmas tlnft will be here tonight at 7 o'clock. At that hour downtown shop windows, newly decorated with choice Christmas merchandise, will be unveiled In a ceremony that also will see the varl-colored lights strung across business streets and on Cedar street perched on the street light standards turned on permanently for the remainder of December. The lights have been turned on briefly previously but tonight will find them ablaze permanently as B part of the Christmas holiday pro- gram. Friday brings Santa Glaus, the climax of the holiday launching program. A huge parade. In six will bring Santa through pected to assemble for the occasion. The parade will begin promptly at according to Will Watson, grand marshal. Participants are asked to assemble .it Friday afternoorl at points designated in Judge Chapman Denies Writ In Effect Holding Law Valid The city of Abilene was victor- ious Thursday morning in the .firsi step of a case filed to test the val- idity of its new Junk ordinance. In a habeas corpus hearing In I04th district court, Judge W. R Chapman denied C. A. Scott, oper- ator of an eutomobile wrecking plant here, release from a charge of violating the ordinance, in ef- fect holding that the new statute Is valid. Scott was charged In corporation court last week with operating as a junk dealer without a license as required by the statute. The ordi- nance requires that any person dealing in second hand merchan- dise shall pay an annual license fee of and keep a record of all whom, when and the amount Involved in the trans- action. The case was set for trial in the city court Tuesday morning but was passed when W. E. Martin, at- torney for Scott, filed an applica- tion for a writ of habeas corpus. The application for the writ set out that tlie ordinance was void, :hat the license fee is unreason- able and discriminating against cer- ;ain classes of business, and that jhe records required are too vol- uminous and unfair in that the price paid for each article must be At the hearine Thursday, the See JUNK LAW, Pg. 13, Col. 6 Says Hoover Not Seeking Office YORK, Dec. iert Hoover wll! intensify his at- tacks on the New Deal during the :omtng year, says his I'onner ary, but not with the Idea of galn- ng public office. Theodore Joslin, in the December 1 issue of Today under lie heading, "He Wants Nothing for Peak Is Expected To Be Reached Around Dec. 21; Much Credit Goes To Cotton Crop As retail executives here fig- ure the probable trend, the peak of Christmas shopping in this area will be Saturday, Decem ber 21, with trade on the fol- lowing Monday also expected to rise to peak proportions. Well Distributed Retailers, citing the progress which early Christmas shopping has already made, expressed the view that the holiday trade this year will be quite well distributed throughout this month, volume of business last year was centered In the .ten days before Christmas. Several local merchants who had not anticipated a rush of early buy- Ing are being forced Into the whole- sale 'markets for reorders and for new merchandise to meet the de- mand. Others reported only a small Increase In shopping and a few ex-1 Dressed disappointment in the early i December business. Department store records show holiday buying Is a week to ten ahead 01 iast .year and the 10 Per cent, al- though substantially larger 'gains were made by individual stores. Early buying'is. also reported by several of the men's shops and those selling ladles wearing appar- el. Fluctuation In Toys Greatest fluctuation Li noted In the toy trade. One toy dealer has had a 35 to 50 per cent Increase In sales during the first few days of the month. Another store reports sales 50 per cent below the 1934 lev- el, still others show a daily fluctu- ation with good business one day and a sharp drop in sales the next. Jewelers are particularly encour- aged as customers are turning to letter quality goods and substan- tial Increases In sales are being re- Leads Escape Leonard Short former sports promoter of Galena, Mo., was taaong five Inmates who es- caped the city-federal jail it Muskocec, Okla. Detective Chief Ben Bolton was critically wound- ed and the sixth prisoner was slaJn during the break. ated Press Photo I. LOSE Till 0' Code Of The Hills Is Greatest Hindrance To Manhunters corded. Furniture and household appliances are also coming In for a share of the early buyinR here. Although peak trade In the drug business Is not expected until Just at Christmas time, a number of rug stores- are showing; good per- entage gains in volume for the flrsi our days of the month. Partial credit to stimulation In etall trade probably should go to he marketing of the cotton crop HARTSHORNE, Okla.. Dec. "code of the hills" was feared today as the greatest hindrance to officers seeking In the Klamlchi mountains for five wily fugitives who burst out of the federal Jail at Muskogee Tuesday. The rule of the hlllsman Is that tie must help a stranger, be he rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief. Of five fugitives Russell Coop- er of Port Smith, Ark., knew that code best. With it he may have been able to aid his Irish O'Malley gangster companions, Dan Heady of Kansas City. Dewey Gllmore of Dallas and Leonard Short of Missouri. All See MANHUNT, ff. 13, Col. 8 See TRADE, Vg. 13, Col. 2 CANTRELL TO DIE TONIGHT llred Declines To Stay His Execution AUSTIN, Dec. James Allred today refused to Interfere 1th the execution of Plerson Cant- scheduled to die at midnight the robbery-killing of Frank uy, aged Wood county man. Cahtrell was convicted In Wood Junty district court in June. The urdcr occurred In June, 1933. The board ot pardons and paroles unanimously recommended against clemency for and Allred. salc.1 ,he had decided after careful studi of the case "to let the law takellts course." letters sent to them Wednesday denies his former chief Is night by the chamber of commerce. The first division will assemble on South First In the block cast of Oak street. It will move south on Oak, being joined at South Second by the second and third at Third by the fourth and fifth divisions and at Pouitfii'by the sixth or Santa Glaus division. The parade will turn west on South Fifth to Chestnut, following that street to the railway crossing, thence along Pine to Fifth, Cypress to First, across the railway traces Set SANTA CLAUS, PI. 12, Col, 5 bulldhiR for !930. a political organization HOUSTON MAN KILLED LA ORANGE, Dec. L. Dennis, 50, Insurance broker of Houston, wns crushed to death yes- terday when his automobile over- turned four miles south of here. The body was sent to Houston. PRORATION HEARING DEC. 16 AUSTIN, Dec. HP) The rail- road commission today set Its monthly oil and gas proration hear- ing for Dec. 16. Texas Solon of Fannin County Dies At Bonham 9NHAM, Dec. W. member of the leglsla- from Fannin county, died at lome six miles north of Bon- today. He became 111 nt the session of the present leglsla- and ht.d been in bed ever since For several years he was dent of a farm labor union. vine were his widow and ssv- chlldrcn. firs turc the pre, Sui ,a, MENJOU PLUMB NAKED HOLLYWOOD, Dec. two montlis In the hospital, Adclplie Mei film actor, returned to his ord. celebrated by Ing 12 new suits. Shell Officials See Settlement In Refinery Strike HOUSTON, Dec. several questions yet to settle tuter three days of joint conferences, of- ficials of the Shell Petroleum com- pany and oil workers of the Shell refinery at Deer Park were hopeful today that a settlement will be reached within a short time. JAPAN CALLED ON TO REVEAL CHINA PLANS LONDON, Dec. is ready to play her part in an oil embargo against Italy, Foreign Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare said today. "The question is still to be decided whether action of non- members of the league of nations might render the action of members Sir Samnel said. He made it clear he wanted United States' support if oil is embargoed. By the Associated Press. Great Britain's foreign secretary, Sir Samuel Hoare, put his government on record today as a friend of Italy and Japan but as opposed to military moves by either of those nations. Speaking in the house of commons he said it was unfortu- nate that events had taken place in China which "lend color to the belief that Japanese influence is exerted to shape Chinese internal political developments and administrative arrange- ments.1' He called on Japan to clarify its attitude toward China. At the same time he declared the British had no desire to interfere with the internal affairs of Italy and asked: "Can we not lay aside suspicions and concentrate in the immediate future upon finding a.basis for settlement, making it possible for the world to return to normal As the foreign secretary made these assurances, two of Great Britain's most formida- ble battle cruisers, H. M. S Hood and Renown, were steam ing- out of the Mediterranean 'for maneuvers in the Atlan tic." No Significance Authorities said these "maneuvers' had no political significance al- hough the Italian government for :he last two months has regardet their presence in the Mediterranean .s little -lea than a hostile act. Military' action ot) actoe- what larger than skirmishes was re- ported from AMls Ababa. Italian airplanes were said to have attacked n Ethiopian army marching north wart near Lake Tana, the great natural reservoir which Is the main ource of the Nile. Great Britain and Prance have given Italy a "set'of suggestions" for nuing the Italo-Ethlopian war In ast Africa with an appended com- lenl which said In effect, "take It >r leave It.1 Diplomatic sources today said It epresented the last word of London nd Paris before an oil embargo Is ppllcd against the government of Premier Benlto Mussolini. Handed To Ambassador In the face of assurances by "asclst sources that such an em- bargo would mean Premier 'Icrrc Laval of Franco was report- d authoritatively to have given the suggestions" to Italian Ambassa- 3r Vlttorio Cerruti late yesterday. The conference at which the pro- osals were advanced was called resumnbly, said a spokesman for Iplornallc circles, to discuss 'rench desires that Mussolini make omc move toward pence before the 3ec. 12 League of Nations meeting o .consider oil sanctions. No change In the attitude of the Dalian government was apparent, asclst sources asserted extension f the league as See WAR, PS. 13, Col. 4 RAINS COVER Beneficial In Providing A Winter Season Rnln, beneficial In providing winter season. )n the ground, "fell slowly, aShbst'' the "Abi- lene area, Thursday. At noon, ths precipitation had amounted to 21 Inch. Most of West Texas was sharing In the moisture, and the fall In the Panhandle ranged from light showers to 1.5 Inches. The rain aided wheat crops, which had been given renewed life by rains last week. The heaviest fall wai reported at Clarendon, where precipitation vras gauged at 1.5 Inches. Amarlllo received one- seventli of on Inch, Sllverton one, Lubbock and Lockney three-fourths, Dalhart one-fifth, and McLean and room one-fourth. Rain for Abilene and West Texas ins been predicted again Friday. Long Time Hearne Resident Is Dead HEARNE, Dec. 5. Iff) P. Brady, Sr., 78, resident here for 50 years and a lonf time leader In business and politics, died unex- pectedly at Ills home yesterday. He had served In the city govern- ment for 30 years, seven as alder- man and 23 as mayor. He also was a member of the school board for a lumber of years. He had extensive farming and gin interests. Big Business Lined Up In Open Hostility To Administration Two Men Treed By Bull Moose for Many Hours YELLOWSTONE PARK, Wyo. Dec. 30 hours largely spent climbing trees (o dodge a bull moose, with the temperature at 11 below. Waller Gimmlll and Robert Beal, park rangers, were back at their sta- tion loday. They said they were on skils when they erriouutercd the moose, which charged. They ran to the nearejt trees, loosed their clumsy footgear and scampered upward. This procedure van repealed every time they crime down and tried fo continue the journey. Afler nightfall, they built a fire, but the puraucr kept hi; vigil. They finally managed to itdlBlance the moox anil reach ranch. They'd had no food or ccp In 30 hours. NEW YORK, Dec. National Manufacturers Associa- tion, representing America's largcs industries, Itned up In open ity to ihe New Deal today, consid- ering a tentative 1936 platform "rigged Individualism." Nearly every speaker at this year's meeting of the association has criticized New Deal policies and others renewed the assault to- day, preliminary to adoption of the platform. Alfied P. Sloan, Jr., president of the General Motors Corporation, warned American business last night that it must assume broader responsibilities or face the alterna- tive of Increasing governmental In- terference. Industry, he said, "must assume the role of enlightened industrlfll statesmanship. "We must move toward ft soundly bused and wisely distributed eco- lomlc well-being. This Is the theory of 'plenty' 9.5 distinguished from he theory of 'scarcity' which 1ms dominated our recent economic thinking and policies." Expressing fear that the "nat- ural evolution of bureaucracy" may ead to "the necessity for the so- tillzntlori of Industry through the BUSINESS, Pg. 13, Col. 8 Abilene and vicinity Probably rain to- nlrhi and Friday. Weal of jooth meridian Cloudy, rain In north and tait porUciii lo- nlBht and probably eouttieut portion Fri- day morning. East Karl of IQOlh meridian Probably rain tonight and Friday; slightly wanner In northtaat nnd central portion! ton f d I. Rainfall for 24 hours ending 7 a. n. Thur.iday, ,18 Inch. Total since first of year, to T a. m. Thursday, 28.51 Inchew. Total amount for enmo period Ii5t year 13.02- Inchon. Normal amount sines ftrnl ot the xrar T1.01 Temperatures V.'cd. p.m. a.m. RAIN Try t'nrrmometer thermometer vt humidity ;