Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1935, Abilene, Texas
.ER Abilene Batlp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byrori EDI noN VOL LV. Fun Leased Wires ot Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, FOURTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The AbBene Hornlnp Newt) NUMBER 147 SELASSIE'S PALACE IS BOMBED Last Of O'Malley Gangsters Brought In Dead Or Dying Tried For Life Georie W. Barrett Kentucky bad man on trial for his life in federal court In Ind- ianapolis for the killing of a gov- ernment agent, was unmoved by testimony intended to disprove his contention he shot In self- defense during a at College Corner, Ind. (Associated Press Weathcrred Santa Claus On Parade Today Santa Claus will be on parade this afternoon at Despite the prevailing cloudiness Friday morning preparations wenl forward steadily for the event. WJJi Watson, grand marshal, said that only a downpour of rain, which seemed unlikely, would prevent the parade. The parade will begin moving promptly at o'clock. Moving In six sections, the parade will starl south from South First on Oak street. The first section will leave that point, picking up the other five sections at the street Intersec- tions between that point and South Fifth where It will turn west to Chestnut. Following Chestnut to South First the line of march will be over Pine street to Fifth, thence to Cypress south to North First and Cedar across to Sycamore and east on South Second to point of origin. Man Elevated At Grand Lodge Meet In Waco WACO, Dec. W. Weatherred of Coleman was ;ted grand master of the Masonic md Lodge of Texas last night. Galloway Calhoun of Tyler was advanced from senior grrfnd warden to deputy grand master, and John Temple Rice of El Paso was ele- vated from junior to senlcr grand warden. Lee Lockwcod of Waco was elected grand junior warden, the starting office which leads to that of grand master. W. B. Pearson was re-elected See WEATHERRED, Pg. 13, Col. 8 AUlene and and EKghlly eolder lonlglH; Saturday partly cloudy. West of JOOth meridian fair tonight and Saturday; illghlly colder Jn Panhandle tonight. East of 100th meridian Cloudy, rain In northeast portion and on eaat toast, slightly colder In nonhweet and north central portions tonight; Saturday partly cloudy. Rainfall for 24 hours ending Y a. m. Friday, .03 Inch. Total ilnco first of year, to 7 a.m. Fri- day, 2B.58 Inches. Tolfll nmolint flame period laal year, 13.13 Inches. Normal amount alncc flrat of the year, Inches. Tempcraturea Thur.. Frl. p.m. a-m. Had Been On Faculty of Hardin-Simmons U. Many Years The campus of Hardin-Sunmons university was shadowed by grief Friday at the death of Miss lima Campbell, a professor .in the depart? merXof EigUshLftpfl a the faculty smcel92oY 'Critically ill for a week, Miss. Campbell succumb- ed at a. m. in a local hospital she underwent emergency surgery on Thanksgiving day. Miss Campbell became 111 on Mon- day, November 25, date of the sec ond of this year's public book re- views lor which she had 'been given wide recognition in club and liter- ary circles here for three1 seasons. From the first, her condition was serious, complicated by generalized peritonitis. Thursday morning, ns she rested quietly, physicians called In consultation gave a slight hope that she might pass a crisis success- fully during the day; but late in the evening it became evident thnt death was quietly approaching. Scores of friends and students called at the hospital throughout the day and night, and a large number kept a vigil there until her death. Funeral rites have been tentative- ly set for 3 o'clock Saturday after- See CAMPBELL, Page 13, CoL 8 Tiny Thornhill Arrives to Scout Pony-Aggie Fray DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 6. Wi "Tiny" Thornhill, head coach of the Stanford University Indians, arrived icre today. Thomhill planned to leave later n the day tor College station where omorrow he will scout the Mus- ,angs in their final Southwest con- 'erence battle against Texas A. M. Thornhill expressed pleasure that he aerial-minded Mustangs had >een named to oppose his team In he Rose Bowl. "We'll give the fans a great foot- ball performance New promised the big coach. "But as tp he probable winner, you'll Just have a wait and see." Six bands will be in the parade, the parade on south First street, along with grotesque figures repre- senting storybook characters. In the last section' will be Santa Claus The bands in the. parade will be: .McMurry and Abilene Christian college, Hardin-Simmons university Abilene high school, elementary school honor band and a clown band. Abilene Boy Scouts will form for Free Show Kiddies, don't forget the free show that comes your way Sat- urday If you are 12 years of age or under, it won't cost you one penny. Nor does it matter whether you live in Abilene, Merkel, Clyde, Annn, StamforJ all the same. The show Is open without cost to any and every kiddie 12 years or under. Those over, lhat and grownups must pay a dime. The show will be Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Paramount theatre. Santa Claus won't be there- bill featured will be two reels of movies taken IN HIS HOME. They are the Reporter-News' ad- vance Christmas gilt to you. Gift of Willy Akin, Paramount manager, will be a delightful comedy, "Trouble in Toyland." IT'S FREE [lull Hints For Japan ToBeware .WASHINGTON, Dec. the broad lands of North China, the United .States figuratively tacked a notice today, calling upon Japan to 'keep faith" with International pledges. Careful, diplomatic phraseology narked the statement Secretary Siill issued last night on the auton- omy movement to split certain North Chinese provinces away from the Nanking government. The statement did not even men- .ion' Japan byname, 'or the nine- >ower treaty under which Nippon and other -nations guaranteed the ntegrity of China and the "open door" for foreign trade. But the import was clear to all. Japan, In the generally accepted has been encouraging the au- onomy movement. The statement spoke of America's interests in North the See HULL, 13, Col. 7 heading south on Oak, said Execu- tive Ed Shumway. several out-of- town troops are to Join the local boys. Letters mailed from the scout of- fice requested the boys to meet at the courthouse but official parade formation lists show the scouts will form oh South First. The first step In inaugurating the Christtmas shopping season came last night when downtown shop windows were unveiled. And It was a glorious sight that met the nu merous spectators who thronged the downtown streets to view the windows. Almost every store and shop seemed to have Joined whole- heartedly In the undertaking. Al- though weather was threatening throughout the evening and cut down the attendance considerably the windows attracted spectators from 1 until 11 o'clock last night. Fifty Five Percent Of Replies In Poll Oppose rt NEW YORK, Dec. third tally of the Literary Digest's na- tionwide poll, released last night, indicates that replies thus far .received have expressed opposition to the facts and policies of the New Deal. "The New Deal is approved by five states in the south and disapproved by thirteen states mainly in the west and said the announce- ment. 'A total of 421.500 votes are re- ported of which or 44.4 per cent are marked 'yes' and .234.404, or 55.6 per cent, .are voted 'no' in answer to the question: 'Do you now approve the acts and policies of the Roosevelt "New Deal" to Following Ls a table of the vote thus far by states: Yes No California......... Florida............ sorgia. Illinois Iowa.............. Kansas Kentucky Massachusetts 716 Minnesota 14.958 Announce Plans For Democratic 'Grass-Roots' Meet NEW YORK, Dec. Eugene Talmartge of Georgia an- nounced today a formal call for a democratic convention similar to the "Grass Roots" meeting of the republicans will be issued within 10 days. The governor said that "John Henry Kirby, of Houston. Texas, and r will issue the call jointly and we'll hold the meeting in Atlanta In January." MAL COX DIES AT COLORADO WH. Burial In San Angelo Sat- urday Afternoon Special to The Reporter COLORADO, Dec. 6. Funeral rites for Mai Cox, 55, will be held Saturday a.t 10 a. m. from the fu- neral chapel of A. D. Klker and Son with WUils Kreager, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery .t San Angelo Saturday afternoon ,t 4 o'clock. Mr. Cox died suddenly early Thursday afternoon on a downtown business street. He had walked rom his residence several blocks away to the business district nnd was talking to BUI Shattuck nt the imc he was stricken. Saying "I do not feel he slumped to tlis COX, Fate 13, Col. 6 GAINESVILLE FLOOD SCENE Rainfall Is Heavy Over Northeast Texas By Associated Press Flood danger at Gainesville, caus- ed by a three and a half Inch down- pour, was the 'first serious develop- ment today from general rains over Texas. The weather was unseason- ably warm.... Water was standing a foot deep In Leonard Park, adjoining Elm branch of the Trinity river, near the western limits of Gainesville. Traffic was still going through on highway 11 to Denton, with water up to the' hub caps of automobiles Just west of Elm creek dam Q. R. McK.'ssack, state "ilghway maintenance foreman, was piloting the few cars risking the dangerous See WEATHER, 13, Col. 6 Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma iouth Dakota Tennessee Texas Virginia Totals 22.369 20.132 2.64C 3.424 5.051 13.255 Snecfal Officer, Prisoner Burned Fatally In Wreck WASHINGTON. Dec. special police officer and his pris- oner were burned to death today near Alexandria in an automobile which caught fire after it was struck by an oil truck. The dead were given bv police as: Louis Shaw, special officer. William R. Harrison, exact ad- dress unstated, who was arrested by Shaw in Alexandria In connection with an aulomobiie theft. Services Held for Texas Legislator BONHAM, Dec. al services for Rep. W. W. Pllzwatcr, 66, who died here yesterday as tlie result of a paralytic stroke, were held this morning. Rep. Pltzwater suffered the stroke last May while attending a session of the state legislature at Austin. He never regained the use of his voice after being removed to his home here for treatment. He was the organizer of the Farm Labor Union and Its national president from 1920 to 1926. He was serving his first term in the legis- lature when stricken. Deputy Sheriff Is Killed In Collision HONDO, Dec. Reagpr, 62, stockman and deputy sheriff living neor Uvaldc, was killed last night In a head-on collision .eight miles wcr, of Hondo. His automo- bllr hit a truck on the highway, Rainy weather and slippery hljh- way were the cause. IS flTJUflGE Heady Killed, Gilmore I Wounded In Oklahom; Fight; Short Found Dying In Rain WEATHERS, Okla., Dec, T. Heady, leade of a desperate band of O'Ma ley gangsters who broke from the Muskogee jail Tuesday, wa slain, another number wounde and a third was found dying o a, mountainside near here toda; Trapped In Farmhouse Heady and his wounded compan ion, Dewey Gllmore, of Dalla Texas, met a blaze of gunfire whe they failed to heed officers' com mands to surrender after they wer trapped In a farmhouse. Leonard Short, Galena, Mo., th third man captured, was foun critically ill about a mile and half from the farmhouse. His cap ture accounted for the last of th four gangsters who fled the Ja] Hurscll, Land cooper was take yesterday while walking along road near clnyton. Don Garrett, fifth man In th not a member of Olvlal ley gangrWf etlU'at lirge. Heady ay'd Gllmore were shot b a possee heaiic'd by Allen stanflelt deputy U. S. marshal from Ada an Sheriff TonriJordaii of Muskogee. At, the sairfe time, Mrs. Dan T Heady, of Kansas City, wife of Lh slain mobster, was arraigned in federal uTort at on charge of aiding In the break. She pleaded innocent. Officers said she visited Heady a few minutes before the latter pro. duced a gun and liberated his com panions on the mad dash for free dom and a sixth man, John Black bum, Conover, Wls., who was'slaln during the break. Chief of detectives Ben Bolton al so was wounded fatally. He wa. shot when' he attempted to llal the break with a fachlne gun. Account of Shooting Stnnfleld gave a graphic descrip- tion of ttie shooting of Heady and Gllmore and the subsequent find- ing of Short. "We went up to the farmhouse on a Stanfield said. "I went to the back door with two men. I pushed the door open and yelled at Heady and Gilmore to surrender. "Headv shouted to Gllmore, 'let's fight the so-and-sos.' When I heart that, I steoped back from the door and we let them have it Headv dropoed dead. Glimorp took a bullet in the chest and another In the side. "They didn't eel a chance to shoot. Both had sawed-off shot- guns. "Gilmore started to talk. He told us Short was dying from some dls- See MANHUNT. 13, Col. 4 WATCH YOUR (Today's Traffic Report) Arrests tickets Issued, 4. Number of fines, 2. Amount or fines, Double parkins, 2. Overtime'parking, 1. Parking In restricted zones, 3. Be courteous and drive carefully, J. Thomas Davis New President of Co lege Association LOTJ Thorn ISVILLE, Ky., Dec. is Davis of John Tarleton Ag. rlculttral college. Stephensville, Tex., was eected president today of the South) rn Association of Colleges and secon lary schools at Its 40th annual itlon here. He succeeds H. B. Helde berg, superintendent of schools at C rksdale, Miss. Chfna Clipper Back at Home MEDA, Calif., Dec. M't The t China clipper scn- plam swept down out or clouds to end I s Inaugural mall night to Ma- nila nd return at a.m. Pacific Umej today, p.m. Noted Sleuth Said To Be Determined Bruno Not the Man TRENTON. N, J., Dec. GOT. Harold G. Hoffman said today that Ellis Parker, noted Burlington county detective, was "under the definite Impression that Rauptmann Is not the man" responsible for Hie Lindbergh klduap-murder. Attorney General David T. Wil- entz, chief of the prosecution staff at Hauptmann's trial, would not dis- cuss this announcement, but George K. Large, a member of the prose- cution trial staff, remarked: "I think the jury and the officials who worked on the case had a bet- ter understanding of It than those who are now entering the case. "I believe It was a Just verdict." Large, former county Judge, was one of the most Important figures in the prosecution's "brain Flemlngton. Re came Into the case as a special attorney general Immediately after Haupt- mann's arrest and worked with WU- entz In the preparation of the case. Hoffman said that Parker, who is known for his solution of a score of baffling crime mysteries, had been called into the Lindbergh cas by Governor A. Harry Moore, wh was the state's chief executive whe the kidnaping occurred. "He's been working on it ev he said. The fact that Parker was quietl conducting an Investigation was re vealed only yesterday, a- few hour before Hoffman disclosed that h had paid a nocturnal visit to Haupl mann in his death house cell j state prson. Those who were principally in the Investigation of the Llnd bergh case were prone to regard th latest developments as another o the numerous teapot tempests whlc have characterized the history o the case. These officials are still convince that Hauptmann is the guilty ma: and persons close to the governo said that official himself was no Ignoring the three major evidential points stressed by the court of er See LINDY CASE; Face 13, Col. Cold Weather Boosts Retail Trade Over Whole Nation NEW YORK, Dec. ness entered the final month of the year with a fresh burst of speed. Dun k Bradstreet, Inc., said In Its weekly review Issued today. Cold weather and anow brought ncreases in retail sales In all parts of the country, the survey said. "Th? advance from the previous week's level was one of the widest in nearly six months and ranged from 8 to 20 per centt with the estimated gain over the. 1934 comparative eraglng 5 to 15 per cent for the country as a It stated. "Wholesale orders for Christmas merchandise in several divisions lave bulked larger by 2G to 25 per ;ent than a year it added, "All Items of house-furnishings, wearing apparel, luggage, radios, hardware, and electrical appliances moved at an Increased pace. "In a number of lines difficulty (as experienced In obtaining shlp- nents on dates specified, and short- ges together with the heavier de- mand pushed prices more definitely the review concluded. Higher S'water Schedul Still Under Charges In Effect In Abilene No telephone rate changes aro contemplated In Abilene, It wa learned Friday from the district or Tlcc of the Southwestern Bell Tele phone company following an nouncement In Sweetwater that new schedule has been In effec there since December 1. Mayor C L. Johnson also stated that no pro posals for a change In rates here have been presented to him. Although the changes In th Sweetwater rates resulted In an In crensc In both business and resi dentlal telephones, the schedul there Is still lower than that in ef feet here. Business telephone rental ha. Sec RATES, Page 13, Col. G Highway Officials Meet In Florida AUSTIN, Dec. 6. Texas highway officials were en route to Miami, Fla., for the annual convention of American As oclfttlon of Highway Officiate DC.: 9-12. Those traveling overland Included Commissioner and Mrs. U. K. Mar- In of San Antonio and Gib GH- hrist, state highway engineer. ndependent Republican Believes He Deserves Re-election WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. enator George W. Norris today ledged his support to President rOosevelt's re-election but announC' d that he himself will "not seek enomlnatlon." The senator's carefully phrased tatcment confirmed previous rc- orLs of friends that If Norris ran ext year he would run as an In- ependent. But the senatorial vet- ran declined to comment on a move Nebraska to draft him as an In- ependent. The statement of Norrls, an In- ependent republican: "I believe President Roosevelt de- rvef. re-election and I expect to upport him actively, regardless of arty consideration. I can perform duty more effectively If T am ot the candidate for senator of any iiitlcal party. "I will therefore not seek re- omhmtlon and will not be a candi- date In the primary." Heart Attack Is Fatal to Well Known Business and Civic Leader Last rites for George R. Harris, well known business and civic lead- er of Abilene, were set at this afternoon from the Central Presby- terian church, with the pastor. Dr. E. B. Surface, officiating The Ma- sonic lodge was to be in charge of the burial. Siricken unexpectedly with heart attack as he trimmed n Christ- mas window at the Fender com- pany about 4 o'clock Thursday oJternoon, Mr. Harris died two hours later at hus home, Butternut street. Born July 1817, In Waverley, Tenn., George R. Harris went to California to Jive In 1B05. Two years 'inter, he came to Abilene and had resided here since. His mother, Mrs. Dora E. Harris, and Elsler, Mrs. Ellsa McAdoo, who crime here with him, died several years ago. He was mairlcd In 1000 to Annie HARRIS, 1'ajc 13, Col. 7 Emperor Is Safe; U. S. Hospital and Civilians Machine Gunned discriminately BY JAMES A. MILLS (Copyright. IB35. By Tha PreM) DEBSYE, Ethiopia, Dec. Italian war planes struck at Em- peror Haile Selassie's htadquar-' tera today, bombing' and mach- ine gunning troops, civilians, the emperor's palace, and hos- pital indiscriminately. The emperor himself fought against the attack which lasted 17 minutes whUe more than ona thousand bombs were dropped and at least 12 persons were killed and 200 injured. Emperor Joins la Battle The little, bearded man was talk- ing to Dedjazmateh (General) Blr- ru and a doctor named Zervos when the thunder of the nine bombing plane] was heard. He calmly ordered his troops to scatter and began firing a nearby machine gun himself. His courage inspired others. Soon anti-alrcrnlt guns, machine guru, rifles were blazing all through Dess- ye at the roaring squadron oi death, overhead. Several Europeans, Including l> Red Cross nurse, a Belgian officer. French war correspondent whlcn" M wag hot present, was struck about ioo bombs. The American Seventh Day Ad- ventlst hospital and a Red Cross tent were hit by projectiles. Ona ward and the officer of the Amerto can hospital were wrecked. Severely Damaged When the raiding planes left, tht emperor was among the first to go throUgh the streets of the city and survey the damage. He saw dead and wounded lying in the streets. He saw many mora at the American hospital and tha Ethiopian Red Cross tent. Halle Selassie said he was horrl- led that the Italians had ignored the Red Cross insignia prominently displayed by not only the American lospltal but also by the Ethiopian. Red Cross tent. The Associated Press correspond- ent saw many women and children among those who were killed and wounded. Georges Goyon, the Havas News Agency correspondent, was serlous- y wounded In one knee. Casualties were heavy among tha civil population, and panic broke iut. Major O. A. Tiefralpont, a Bel- Ian officer, was wounded, and Miss 'etra Hovlg, a Norwegian nurse, uffered a broken leg. Two Incendiary bombs which drop- led near this correspondent's teni et fire to a Red Cross tent. The planes loft after circling the own three times. Srt BOMBING, Page 13. Col. 1 fronte Killer Ruled Insane SAN ANGELO. Dec. H. Nig) Hess, 25, San Angelo junfc ealer, charged in Coke county the murder of Sam S. Bobbltt, 9, San Angelo World war veteran, n Bronfce on Oct. 15, was adjudged nsane by a Jury In county court ere yesterday. He will be placed In state Hess has been in Jail here under bservntion since his arrest near nson the day after the fatal beat- ng. Bobbltt had taken Mrs. Ida Hess, (Other of the Junk dealer, and ;her members oi the family, in- uding Hess, to Bronte the after- oon of the fatal fight, and the arty was camped near the business section there. Hess and two of his hlldren left a sliort time after the legcd attack on Bobbltt. Officers did not Intimate what sposltion would be made of the urder charge, )ll Worker Killed, Believed W. Texan KILGORE, 'Dec. B. Ibcrt, 25, believed to live some- lere In West Texas, wns killed, nd Milton Fitzgerald. 28, wss in- red when an oil derrick collapsed nr here yesterday. The strflln oved too great for the derrick u, crew set new tublrg.