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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1935, Abilene, Texas FAIR WARMER b "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI riON VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires ol Associated Press (W) United Pren (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning NUMBER 161 PEACE TALKS BLOCK EMBARGO Japanese Demand For Naval Equality Is Rejected GEORGE L. PAXTON, SR., IS DEAD Abilene Civic Leader Dies George L. Paxton, Sr, below, pioneer Abilene business man and banker, died at his borne on Sayles boulevard at p. m. today after months of Jailing health. Cline Escapes Death In Airplane Mishap Rail King Funeral Is Arranged For Friday at Chil- dren at Bedside George L. Paxton, Sr., pioneer business man and banker of Abi- lene, died at Thursday after- noon at the family home, 902 Say- les boulevard, following a long ill- ness. He was 70 years of age on October 16. Mr. Paxton had been in falling health for more than two years, and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving went to the hospital for treatment. He returned home the following Sunday, and since that time his strength had been gradually ebbing. However, he visited wljh members of his family and friends who came to his bedside and as late as Tues- day evening scanned a dally news- paper. His passing was without ap- parent suffering, and he recognized his children until an hour before death. Children at Bedside All of the children were at the H. A. Fender of Abi- Cotton Belt Unable To Meet Obligations of Passenger Ship Is Landed Safely After Motor Drops Off Funeral rites for Mr. Parton will be held at p.m. Friday, from the First Baptist church, where for many jears he served .jctlTdjvwi the.board of deacons. ET. MlUlrd i Jehiens, pastor, will officiate for Kit service, to be followed by burial In' a local cemetery. The family has announced that friends will have the op- portunity of seeing the body at the Laufhler chapel between the hours of 12 and Z p.m. Fri- day. The casket will remain unopened at the church. lene, Mrs. Dan Moody of Austin, George Jr., of Abilene and Mrs. Weaver Moore of Houston. En route to Abilene were Dan Moody, Austin attorney, and Sena- tor Weaver Moore, Mr. Moody trav- eling against orders of physicians. Notified that his father-in-law had only a few hours to live, Mr. Moody left Bumet, where he became ill Tuesday while trying a case, at mld- the afternoon, and Mr. Moore, by nightfall. Also surviving are Mrs. Paxton, Southwest Retail Trade Increasing CHILDRESS. Dzc. pilots and two passengers, includ- ing Walter Cline, prominent Wichi- ta Falls oil man and former man- aging director of the Texas Cen- tennial, miraculously escaped death near, here today when Pilot Lee Bishop landed a Braniff Air Lines passenger plane after a motor had i dropped off in mid-air. The 12 passenger plane which took ST LOOTS Dec. St off from Amarillo at a.m., was Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) I a few miles west ot Childress when railway filed a voluntary petition in motor loose, hung at an bankruptcy under section 71 of the wltn the Plane and 'ne amended bankruptcy act in federal started cutting into the fuse- district court today, declaring It laSe; could not meet In ma- tured and maturing obligations and Us desire to reorganize the tte Ule lost ttltltudc Ol. petitioned the court to Me motor dropped into a corn Wednesday retail trade Jurisdiction over Its property and _, fairs and to make orders necessary P dived to earth but Pll, for administration of the business! Ievelled tne incidental to financial reorganiza- tion. Earlier this month the road an- nounced it would default certain In- terest payments. The petition was signed by F. w. Green, vice-president. The Cotton Belt Is controlled by the Southern Pacific company. Past due obligations on which the road said it could meet neither In- terest nor principal were listed as: M. J. One of Brothers .Who Built Great "Empire1 CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. M. J. Van Swerlngen, who with ills brother O. P. rose from obscure poverty to build a great rail em- pire, died In a hospital here today after' several months Illness. O. P. Van Swerlngen was at his brother's bedside when he died. Physicians announced the immed- iate cause of death as hypertensive myocarditis, an inflamation of the muscular portion of the wall of the heart. Funeral services will be held al the Van Sweringen residence Sat- urday afternoon. The place of burial was not im- mediately decided upon. It will be private. The first intimation that Van Japanese Delegates De- part Hurriedly Giving The Impression They Are Walking Out LONDON, Dec. demand for equality in naval strength was rejected at the in- ternational naval conference to- day by the four great naval powers and the British Domin- ions. Leave Hastily American, British and Italian del- egates flatly rejected the Japanese 1 Droposal, and had the support of tlie British dominions, while France i expressed opposition chiefly on grounds of procedure. It was understood the British took the lend In opposing the Japanese demands. The meeting broke up at .noon, with the Japanese leaving hastily. Although they are usually the first to depart, their hurried exit creat- ed the imnrp-snnn moTmt that they were walking out o'f the conference. Well informed sources said, how- ever, the Japanese merely wished to submit certain questions to Tokyo. French and Italian opposition to Japanese equality was understood frorn the Japanese stiSmect that they consider a com- mon Upper limit of naval tonnage should be confined to the United States, Britain and Japan, because there were no varying Interests among those three. The French objected lo the Idea of limiting a tonnage agreement to three powers, Insisting on their lull rtehts. The South Africans, Canadians and Australians were reported to have spoken In opposition to the Jiirjanese demand from equality. A spokesman for the American delegation asserted the speech of Norman H. Davis, chairman of the Sec PARLEY, Page II, Col. G Returns To Duties In Washington, D.C. Snapped by the Reporter-News staff photographer u be paused at his desk In (he midst o( a last-minute rush to clear away urrent bns- IOMS he could started to Washington, Congressman Thos. L. BUnton Is here shown In a characteristic pose of alertness anil In- lentneu. He left by automobile Wednesday night with Mn. Blanton and Ihelr daughter MiJU Anne Dlanton. morning. He was expected during sWErlneen was ill came during a hearing several weeks ago over re- organization of the Missouri Pa- cific, which Is controlled by the Van the former Miss Mattie daughter of the late C. P. Moore, Van Swerlngen failed to appear. Ills biother made a brief statement that ho was 111 in a hospital with Warren, i Swerlngen brothers. Moore, one of the pioneer cattlemen of this See PAXTON, Page 11, CoL 3 See RAILROADER, 11. Col. 6 Pilot Bishop headed for the Chil- DALLAS, Dec. dress airport but three miles west R. Dlggs, executive assistant to the and said here over the Particularly in the In Auto Wrecks I I In bfhi SPRINGTOWN. Dec. They w Two men were today as the RFC note for to 011055 See FILE SUIT, Page 11, 8 southwest Is on a upward swing. He result of an automobile-trucfc cradi; needy. sald he based 5'atement on fed- one mlle east of hen, lMt nlght. th ground going 60 miles an hour over eral reserve bank debits. Diggs will Ths were W. H. Morrison.: See AIR MISHAP, Page 12. Col. 5 i confer with banking I Austin today. officials at of wlcnlta and Alzle Lis'.e, Dec 2I Egyptian Rioting Continues Alter Government Quits CAIRO, Dec. stkreet riots flared In Cairo today, un- quenched by announcement ,that the cabinet of Premier Tcwfik Nes- slm Pasha had bowed to nationalist onti-British pressure and decided to resign. Crowds smashed tin street cars, burning two, stoned a gas station and wrecked street lamps In a outbreak of the anti-British ders which have claimed half dozen lives In recent weeks. King Fiwd, of tills nornln? ally Independent kingdom, was thought to have no alternative but to supplant the present docile In- strument of the British empire with i united and aggressive anti-British lovemmenj. GALE BLOWS OFF FLORIDA 40, of Olney. The light coupe in which the tvo men were riding sldeswiped the on- coming truck and was demolished. Pavement made slippery by a IlgM rain was believed to have caused the crash. TheiGoodfellows kicked In Thurs- day with a total of to bring the total contributions to but tlie fund still lags behind last year when on December 12th the to- tal stood at Not included among; the cash gifts, but highly acceptable and appreciat- ed just the some, was the gift of the Abilene Candy company In i merchandise. Every year several firms make these donations of mer- chandlie, and it helps the Goodfel-, lows uv fill baskets. Ablle le Boy Scouts are getting ready B> do their annual good turn f ot the Goodfellows' friends 11 help pack the baskets and distributing them to the Arrangements will be made the council office for larger o help Saturday morning, and a large number to help Tuesdaj, Dec. 24th, when two scouts To Attend Appropriations GODDFELLOWS, Page 12, CoU LCNGVIEW, Dec. An Gulf Disturbance Of ConSid- automobile collision near enable Intensity NEW ORLEANS, Dec. IS BAPTIZED Former Interior Secretary Is Seriously III EL PASO, Dec. Fall, quoted as saying his busy life A dsturbance In the Oulf of and N- G- Thompson, Dallas oil rain, hod caused him to postpone being Ico, described by the United States were Th5'1" todies baptlzed until his bapt'sm into the weather bureau as "of considerable en to Dallas. Roman Catholic church In a hospl- Intensity" passed the Louisiana- A- C. Merritt and H. R. Pi.ul tal here, remained In a serious con- Mississippi coast line during the Hfcynes of Longvlew, occupants or ditlon today. night and centered this morning off tne car which collided with theDil- The El Paso Times says the aging the extreme northwest Florida coast, men's machine on .the Glade- former secretary of the Interior, ill The disturbance brought lowering water h'snway yesterday afternoon, j Worth Begins iale of Liquor left two men dead and two Injund today. Julian Zimmerman, Dallas atttr- ney who formerly lived in Florida, with pneumonia since Sunday, was (temperatures and heavy rains along baptised Tuesday by Father Albert Braun, pastor of a Catholic church on She Mescalero Indian reservation In New Mexico. Father Braun visited Fall and In conversation asked him whether he had been baptised, the story says. Fall was quoted as saying. "When I was a young man and the gulf coast from Port Arthur, Texas, to Apalachlcoln, Flo. Night winds reached a 22 mlle ve- locity In New Orleans, with a low barometer reading here of 29.74. Fansacola had the lowest morning barometer reading, 29.54 with .the highest wind reported at 38 miles an hour and Mobile hod a baroiii- came west there were but few ettr reading of 29.58 with a 24 mlle churches In this country. Then became a busy man and that Is one of the things I have postponed do- Ing." Frill's grandfather, the Rev. Phil- Ser FALL, Page 11, Col. 8 wind. The weather bureau at 0 a. m. ordered storm warnings lowered from Morgan City, La., to Blloxl. Miss., and ordered northwest warn- ings up from cast of Blloxl to Val- paraiso, Pla. were Injured slightly. Price of Silver Is Fixed Lower FORT] WORTH. Dec. There TOS no rush on the part ol the consuming public today as packagelstores opened here, offer ing to Arrant county the first Ie> gal drlnl of hard liquor In 17 al- lecedly .-rid years. Turning his back on his Abilene office, where for weeks he had been tolling all day and far into the night in an effort lo catch up on his c9rrespondence and take core of the requests of his constituents, Representative Thomas L. Blanton of the nth Texas dlsErlct faced to- ward Washington and the forth- coming session of congress, Wednes- day night. At eight o'clock the Abilene con- gressman, accompanied by Mrs. Blanton and their dav 'iter, Miss Anne, left by outomo' 1: for the Matthews ranch near Alqany where they spent the nK'nt with Mrs. Blonton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Matthews. Thursday morning they started on the long trip by Balikhead Highway to the capital. The congressman's final day In his local office was, like all others, a busy one. Constltutents from all parts of the 12-county district be- sieged him in person and by tele- phone. It was a repetition of other davs spent there. While In Abilene, Judge Blanton carried on Informal "elections" In which the people of several commu- nities In his district where postmas- tershlps were falling vacant wre allowed, by majority vote, to pick own nostmgsters. Too busy for a formal Interview. Mr. Blonton at Invitation of the Re- porter-News prepared a statement for publication, which follows: "With the exception of four days See DLANTON, Paje 12, Col. 7 Great Britain Faces New Difficulties In Egypt; New Government Set Up __ By Associated Press, A plan devised by Great Britain and France to solve the Italo-Ethiopian controversy I blocked league of nations ef- forts today to impose an em- bago on oil ihipments to Italy. The committee of 18, charged with taking action on the proposed oil embargo, met at Geneva but decid- ed the league council would have to take up the matter of peace plans before any action would be possible. Consequently, the committee of 18 did nothing on the ol! sanctions and the council -will meet next Wednes- day. As far as the combatant nations themselves -were concerned, Httl9 was happening. The Italian govern- ment reported no military action. From southern Ethiopia came the report that the southern Italian army was planning a big drive to- ward the north In the near future. Meanwhile n tide of rebellion surged ocalnst tlie Franco-British proposal for paace between Italy ana Ethiopia In. East Africa today as- British dlnlomacy sought to allay another crisis tangent to the war. With London's cojuent King Fuad J Te- Summer of 1937 WASHINGTON, Dec. Plans to begin a regular scheduled transatlantic air service between Now York and England by the sum- mer of 1937 were announces today by R. Walton Moore, assistant sec- retary of te, at the close of con- ferences with British, Irish and Canadian government officials, Moore's statement said the regu- larly scheduled service will involve four round trips per week. The service will be operated by the Pan-American airways, an American concern, and the British Imperial Airways Limited, using two routes, the Northern airways via Canada, Newfoundland and the Irish Free State and the Southern via. Bermuda and Puerto pico. The statement said American At- lantic senboafd ports now being contemplated as possible terminals for the line are .New York City Baltimore, Cape Charles or Nor- folk, Vo., and Charleston, S. C. Any one, It was said, may be des- ign? ted ns ports of entry, but no final decision has yet been made Moore said It was expected ex- perimental flights for the service would be begun early In the sum- mer of 1D36. Reneal Voted! By Dallam Citizens DALHART, Dec. complete returns from Wednesday local opltion flection showed a two .o one vote favoring repeal of Dnl- n.m county's liquor laws. wires between Austin .nd Forl worth hummed as the state llf or control board In Aus- tin pranled temporary permits to stores thlt have prilled for them Salts we e expo-' I' to be In full swim: by noun from approximately The colntv replied Its nrohlbl- tlon stati tion last at a local option elec- LONDON, Dec. price of spot silver was set today at 26 7-B pence an ounce, 5-8 penny loner than yesterday's quotation at 27 1-2 AU8TD pence. j ecutlve co The fixation was mnde after sll-: '.y of Te> ver brokers had considered the sit- j today grai nation several hours and long j legc ni pii the normal hour of setting the final garni price. f ball chain Again, no price was set '.'or silver futures.. Greeijville in Race Plays Mexla will be I afternoon. Dec. ex- imltUe of the Unlversi- s Interscholastlc league -cd Orcenvllle the prlvi- Ing Mei.la In a quartcr- of the high school foot- onshlp race. The game at Mexla Saturday Says Committee Should Hear Other Side Of Hickman Case AUSTIN, Dec. James V. Allred said today the leg- thc Gabe Beauchamp's Body Found In Underbrush Near Albany ALBANY, Dec. of Gabe Beauchamp, foreman of the Parka and Proctor ranch near here, was found In the underbrush of a sev- lo come to Austin In "common dc- cn-sectlon pasture at a. m. to- ccnc-v nnd I0lrrl day. He had left ranch headquar- clals who ters Wednesday morning to ride the pastures and fear ot a mishap was established when his horse came riderless to the corrals at 3 p. m. A search party of fifty men ted by Roy Parks combed the entire area In the afternoon and through- out the night. They found the body with a rope tied at one end to Beauchamp's arm and at the other the saddle. Members of the .'icarch party said e evidently was thrown from the norse while attempting to rope an and give offl- been "slurred" a change to answer charges. Breaking the silence he has main- tained with reference to the investi- gation, the Governor said he wanted to Join Rep. J. B. Ford, of Mc- Gregor, minority member of the committee, In demsnd.'ng a hearing to give the public the "facts." "It Ij only fair that the commit- tee should come here and receive the other side of the Hickman j Governor Allred said. "I i thnt In view of the wild charges on the floor of the hou.sc and after this discharged ranger hns been TJie relation v between efforts to Settle tht- war as quickly as possi- ble and pour oil on the troubled waters of Egyptian politics was pic- tured In league of nations circles as due to Britain's worry over anti- British demonstrations In Egypt which comnllcnlcd the Mediterrane- an Imbroglio. Then, too. those circles said, Downing street Is anxious to re- establish quickly the damaged "united front" erected by Italy. France ami Oreat Britain at tho Btresa conference. French sources today even raised ,he possibility that sanctions against Italy might be abandoned If Em- leror Hnlle Selassie rejects the Franco-British peace plan. Officials 'ndlcated France and Great Britain would seek to persuade the monarch to accept negotiations on the lines presented. Tlie two nations, however, were represented in diplomatic circles as being wary of a premature aban- donment of sanctions against Italy on the ground that such a move might alarm the small nations who arc members of the league and count on such penalties to aid them In case of European trouble. But British diplomacy, given a surprise turn at Paris In the rapid drafting ol the proposals lo end the See WAR, Page 11, Col. 7 Gilctirist Heads Association Of Road Officials CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. GUchrlst, Austin, Texns, was elected president of the Ameri- can Association of State Highway officials ns It closed Its 21st annual convention here today. GUchrlst, Texas state highway en- gineer, .succeeded A. W. Brandt, state highway commissioner of New York. Abllcna nnd ind not quite no cold tonight; Friday. pinl> cloudy and somewhat warmer. West of 100th meridian ilr lunlBhl and Friday: cIlBhtly n norlh and central portions tonight East or 100th meridian 'air, not quite so cold In north portion probably light rroat on east coast and In >l portions tonight; Friday, partly cloudy and uomonJm wanner. Temperatures Wed. Thun. 1 BEAUCUAMP, Tofc 11, CoL ft See PROBE, Fife 12, Col. 8 FAIR Dry Hinrriiuindcir ,-IS Wnt thermometer humidity 30 37 37 55 Noon .'ifi flunrlM Sun-cl 7p.m. 7n.ni. ;