Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1935, Abilene, Texas
.ER gfoflew Batlp toorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT r VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13. PAGES (Evening Edition ot The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 152 DRASTIC PEACE PLAN IS BARED Johnson Tells Why Hickman Ousted ATHLETES WILL BE PAID Conference Votes 11 to. 2 To Sanction Subsid- izing of Ability ATLANTA, Dec. Southeastern conference voted today to permit financial assistance Lo athletes. A move Interpreted BS official sanction of subsidizing ath- letic ability. The conference adopted by a vote of 11 to 2 an amendment to the by-laws that athletic ability should receive consideration In determining student values In the assignment of scholarships, loans and appoint- ments for remunerative works. The amendment set forth that such assistance shall never be granted primarily as a reward for athletic success It also decreed that it must be held to the legitimate ex- penses of attending the Institution such as tuition, fees, books, board and lodging. Coach Chet Wynne of the Uni- versity of Kentucky described the action as the "acme of sportsman- ship and places the Southeastern on a par above all other conferences In the country. "This amendment brings- all thi Assistance heretofore given athlete- Wynne ssld, 'and is a progressive step." i Only Vanderbllt and the Univer- sity of the South voted against the amendment. Bruno's Wife Visits Death Cell Mrs. Bruno Richard Hauptmaiui shown leaving- New Jersey slate prison after visiting her husband in the death house. Mrs. Hauptmann was accompanied by C. Lloyd Fisher, one of the condemned man's lawyers. Fisher said the move to save Hauptmaim from the electric chair remained a matter of doubt, following refusal of the United States supreme court ID review bis case. Associated Press CHILD IS KILLED TERP-ELL. Dec. Bobble six-year-old son of John Carter, roadworker, was fatally Injured to- day ,when struck by an automobile at a street Intersection as he walkec to school. NEFF IS MADE PARKS CHIEF Allred Unauthorized to Ap- point Mayes Chairman AUSTIN, Dec. at- torney general's department has niled Governor Allred was without authority to appoint a chairman of the state parks board. The ruling advanced former Gov. Pat M. NeW of Waco, vice-chairman, to the chairmanship vacated by D. E. Colp of San Antonio. The governor had appointed Wendell Mayes of Brownwood as a member and chair- man to succeed Colp. pThe opinion further held that ths had not "organized" and elected a chairman since Colp's re- tirement. Colp was the first and only chairman ot the board's until Mayes succeeded him as a member last month and presided at one meeting. Still the Good.'ellow fund lags be- hind last year's. It was less than the same date In 1934 when a total was struck at noon Friday. In 1934: In 1935, More than S4SO to go. If .the goal or Is reached. Only nine bus- iness days left to raise .that sum. Most of the faithful of other years already have sent In their contribu- tions, so from now on out It will have to be the general folks who must for the most part give small sums, but who give with a right good will. Any sum will be cheerfully and thankfully- received It will be acknowledged by name unless the giver specifies that it be listed as "cash." Let's make R blR showlrg for the week-end. Send In your doitatlon today to the Reporter-News office, Goodfellow headquarters. Every penny will be applied to the big Job of spreading1 happiness among city's needy this Christmas. Is the standing of the fund: -previously acknowledged Geo. E. Morris EmlO'-r........ 3.75 W, E. Kaufimm 500 D. M. Oldham, Jr............ 5.00 The Esther Bible Club 2 50 Dr. J. M. F. Gill....... 3 00 Ellis Douthlt 300 Mrs. E. E. Hnll 2.00 TOTAL ...................537 56 Late Rains Make For Happy New Year For Livestock Men AUSTIN, Dec. winter range and leed prospects since 1926 pointed to a happy new year for the Texas livestock indus- try today. The local office of the federal bureau of crop and livestock esti- mates had brought the brightest outlook to Texas cattle, sheep and goat raisers'of any winter since 1926. Rains late last month and early in December materially aided panhandle stockmen, the report said. Cattle ranges were reported In 85 per cent normal condition on Dec. 1, and the cattle themselves in 86 per cent normal condition. This compares with a ten-year average of only 78 per cent normal range condition at this period and 81.8 per cent normal cattle condition. Less than seasonal decline in range condition was shown, and the See RANGES, Page 13. Col. 7 Litigation-Over Reorgani- zation Ends After 18 Months A plan for reorganization of the Abilene Hilton Hotel company and the Abilene Hotel company, inter- venor, under section 77-B of th< United States bankruptcy act was approved' by Federal Judge James C. Wilson In Fort Worth, Thursday. The order instructed Interested persons to appear at the court on January 16, if Lhey so desire, to show cause why the plan should iioi, It confirmed. Reorganization of the plant through a plan proposed Jointly by the two companJes brought to a close litigation that has existed over a period oE 18 months. The plan had Its Inception in negotiations culminating June 15, but actual agreement ol the parties was not reached until November 15. Outstanding first mortgage bonds with a principal face value of will be extended for a per- Scc HOTEL, Page 10, Col. 6 BETESJIFIES Chairman Of State Police Board Denies Politics Was Behind Ranger's Ouster SAN ANTONIO, Dec. J. W. McCor- mick, senior captain of the. Tex- as rangers, struck Frank Mat thews, former Bexar county deputy sheriff, as member of a special committee of the house of representatives met here to day to receive testimony on crime conditions in Bexar coun- ty. Knocks Off The altercation ocrurred in the lobby outside the room In which the committee was preparing to open Its session. McCormick. witnesses reoarted, struck Matthews only once, knock- ing his glasses off McCormick said he struck Mat- thews after the latter started "pop- pine off." McCormlck said he and Matthews had a disagreement In Red'River county several years ago when McCormick was In the federal service and, Matthews was a state Tries Suicide A short time after he had given a farewell party for a small fro up of friends, George W. Olvany, Jr., 22-year-old son of a former Tammany Hall leader, was found shot and critically wounded at Saranac Lake, N, Y. Police said he apparently had at- tempted lo commit suicide. (As- sociated Press Matthews left the lobby Immedi- ately after the altercation and Mc- Cormick entered the hearing room. Two members of the safetv com- mission, chairman Albert Sidney Johnson of Dallas and George W. lottingham of Houston, were pres- ent. The committee was authorized to investigate organization of the safety commission and law enforce- ment. The small room was packed as the rearing opened. First Witness Johnson was the first witness, giving a detailed statement of the organization of the safety depart- ment and the dismissal of Tom Hlckman ns senior ranger captain. The inquiry grew out of Hlckman's discharge. Johnson unequivocally denied ertions Hlckman was discharged against personal wishes of the com- nisslon or because the commlssion- rs feared they would not be reap- polnted. "We discharged Hickman because Sec PROBE, Page 13, Col. 7 GET 2 MONTHS By Paying Year in Advance If you are now paying 60c per month for tills newspaper, that malces per year. If you will pay for TEN months in advance during December only at 60c per month we will GIVE YOU the other TWO MONTHS FREE. TAKE YOUR CHOICE The Abilene Daily Reporter Or The Abilene Morning News EITHER. PAPF.R. ONE YEAR. BY CITY CIRRIER, INCLUDING SUNDAYS............... BOTH PAPERS, ONE YEAR. WITH SUNDAYS, BY CITY CARRIER OR EITHER TAPER, BY MAIL ONE YEAR, INCLUDING SUNDAYS. SO (Effective in Zones 1 and 2 Only) PRINTED YOU FIRST Canadian Jury Finds Her Guilty In Husband's Death PEMBROKE, Ont., Dec. Mary Cowan, 26, today faced death by hanging Feb. 27 for the murder of her husband, Albert, Ju- ly 31. The supreme court Jury trying her returned a verdict of guilty last night. Sentence was pronounced by Justice Keillor Mackay. Unless clemency Is extended, she will die ow the gallows the same day as her 17-year-old brother-in- law, Allan Cowan, also convicted of the crime. He was sentenced last Wednesday. Albert Cowan was shot as he lay In bed at his home on the night of July 21. His brother, Allan, who confessed the shooting, "because Mary want- ed me to, and the had been good to was the chief witness ftgalnst the woman whose lover hf1 said he had for more than a year. Weather Forces Consum- ers to Buy Long Need- ed Merchandise NEW YORK, Dec. mprovement continued last week, extending along a wider front than las been the case In many years at his Dun Bradslreet's re- view said today. The retail division had the spot- .ght, it said. "While wenther con- itions forced consumers to cover ong-postponed needs of men's ar.'J vomen's clothing, shoes, hardwaic. groceries, and other winter mer- chandise, It was the surge In the buying of Christmas goods that was the outstanding feature of retail trade during the week." "Based on the resulU of the past two weeks, estimates for December retail volume range from 15 to 30 per cent In excess of 1934, with a larger gain expected for Jewelry, radios, toys, fur garments, rugs, fur- niture, house-furnishings, and clCL1- trical appliances. "The average gain in retail sales over those of the week previous spread from 10 to beyond 30 -jer "Compared with the corresponding Sec TRADE, 10, Col. Plan Has Little Chance Of Succeeding With Smaller Nations Op- posing It KOME, Deo. Franco-British plan for Tieaoe between Italy and Ethiopia, made public today, would give Italy sovereiffntv or control over auproximately two-thirds of Etbionia. An Italian spokesman for the governrnerit coiOd maVe no com- ment, on the nrnrjoEal at pres- ent but are being; Five Points There are five points to the plan, as follows: 1. Italy would get sovereignty over Tiffre provinces, already con- quered by her military forces, ex- cept for the sacred cltv of Aksum and a corridor connecting that city with Kthionla. 2. The Danakll frontier would be 'rectified" so as to give the Aussa region of Ethiopia to Italy In full sovereignty; 3 The Somslllftnd frontier would be "rectified" running from the Kenya-Somallland boundary Inter- section to Gorrahel, west of Guram- dab, to the Intersection of the 45th degree and the British Somallland Here's Franco-British Peace Plan A howl of protest wrnt up all over Europe "hen ind Great Britain presenfr.1 llieir litest plan to settle the Italo-Ethloplnn war. below graphically Illustrates what Ethiopia would lose by ac- nptlnc the plan. The plan, to be prescnltd lo both Italy and Ethiopia, would rive Ethiopia an outlet to the sea at Assab. Italy would be given the province of the Tlgre, with the exception of Aksum, and would re- crlve a colonization zone In the south. frontier; 4. Ethiopia would pet a free port on the sea, preferably Assab, and a corridor leading to It; France and Ore i g against the Importation of arms and 5. France Great Britain would updertaketfa; get and Great Britain Abilene's Luck Despite Jinx would at Geneva to urge Em- peror Halle Selassie to grant Italy a.zone of Influence running from the new Bomnlllnnd frontier estab- lished under point 3 and extending nil across Ethlon'n from the 35th tn the 45th longitude and northward to the 8th parallel; Smperor Halle Selassie would have sovereignty over this zone of Italy influence but would have an advisor who might not be an Italian. League Commission There would be a League of Na- tions' commission to advise the Eth- iopian monarch on Internal affairs, but no member of this commission could be a cllizsn of any other In- terested power. Tn the Italian zone of influence, the active administration would be through an Italian privileged com- pany with exclusive economic rights which, however, would have to rec- ognize the existing property rights. This com would be obliged to contribute to the expense of the social Improvement of the natives. The proposal was offered with the lope that Premier Mussolini would answer It as speedily as possible. It urged him to accept the plan in principle as a basis for discussion without prejudice for the final set- tlement. The preamble to the proposals salrt the settlement of the Ilalo- Ethloplon conflict should be handled Sec WAR, Page 13, Col. 5 I OUTRIGHT CONCESSIONS TO ITALY Five Youths Escape Prison At El Reno Armed With Crude Knives Desperadoes Seize Guards fit REtfO. Qkla., Dit. Officers at the federal southwest re- 'ormatory here, hoped today run [own some of the five youths who made a successful break last night, using two guards as shields against he gunfire of other guards. At least one of the escaped prls- ners was believed armed with a ilstol. Armed with crudely fashioned :nives, the youthful desperadoes elzed the two guards while being returned to their cell block from a school class, Warden H. L. Merry said. They marched the guards .with them past the towers, where other guards armed with shotauns, rifles and machine guns were forced to watch the escape helplessly unable to fire for feav of killing the captive guards. The youtlis walked some 300 yards outside the fence and down the highway, then released the guards and fled. Guards In the towers ly turned loose a hot fire on them, but Warden Merry said they escap- ed In the darkness, probably without being hit. Those who escaped were: Richard Smith, 17, serving four years for car theft. He hnd once escaped from the Colorado state in- dustrial school, and Was sentenced from Springfield, Mo. Jack Brunson, 20. of Wichita Falls, Texas, sentenced from Muskogee to serve 10 years on conviction of rob- Hundreds Of Friends File Past Bier of Pio- neer Banker Final tribute was paid to George Ij. Paxton, Sr., a leader In church as well as business circles of Abllens for almost a half century. In ser- vices this afternoon at the First Baptist church. Many out-of-town friends Joined lundreds of Abllenians In filing by the open casket of the pioneer bank- Condlllon ol Dr. R. Scarborough, inr.ilflrnl. cf the Snnlhttrntrm Unptlat ThrnFoRlral Fort '.Vorlh. was rrpnrlrd Im'irorrd at the Tutan homo thin ninrnliiR. Jin was 111 last nielli hill IIP nnnounrpil tills mnnilng Ihnt hf nllenil thr PnrTan fluier- Kr. Srnrhornii-h flrtr here. IVednri- ilny nleht from Nnr.hvlllr, Trnn., vln Amrrlrr.i In Jain lil-i irlfe, a (ilMli-r of -Vn. Gporcc Tn.xlon, Sr. See ESCAPE, Page 10, Col. 7 Attorney General Rejects Reauest For Liggett Probe WASHINGTON, Dec. torncy General Cummlngs today re- jected the request of Governor Floyd Olson of Minnesota that the Justice department take over Investigation of the murder of Walter Liggett. Minneapolis publisher. It's Friday the 13th, but the trn- dltional day of bad luck had brought no untoward experiences Lo Abilen- lans through Its first hull. Even the stork defied superstition, to bring at this morning a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Howcr- ton. Born at the West Texas Bap-. list hospital, the baby weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce. She Is the grand- daughter of J. V. Howerton, Abilene, and Rev. and Mrs. E. D. Salkcld. Norman, Okla., and the second child of her family. Other Abilenlans birthdays were R B. Galbraltli, Jr., Wayne Low, and Joe Rutlcdge, Jr. Fire threatened, when an alarm came In at a. rn. from the Abi- lene Courts, owned by W. B. Burns. It was extinguished, however, with- out damage. It was the result of a short In wiring. Most unlucky persons In the re- port Jrom the police department were two boys, arrested as suspects In the. theft of ripples from a box car In the east part of town. The weather man, too, was doing his bit lo make It a bcttcr-than- nvcraae day. It- was fair and warm- er, ivlin little wind. Trinity County Farmer Fatally Shot, Deputy Is Wounded Futures In Chicago Jump The Limit On News From Argentine LTJFKIN, Dec. negro CHICAGO, Dec. who shot and killed a Trinity coun- ty farmer and wounded a deputy sheriff last night was hunted today In the Trinity river bottoms. Edgar Womaclt, farmer owning wheat prices shot higher today fol- lowing announcement that Argen- tina had fixed a minimum price for its grnln 20 cents above the ruling large ranch near Apple Springs, market. Wheat futures In Chicago about 17 miles northwest of Lufkln, was killed with i. rifle bullet flrert by the negro, Harry Lacy, 45, a la- borer un the Womack ranch. The shooting resulted from tliefl of a, hog from Womar.k. The fann- or and Deputy Sheriff C. C. Thorn went to a pen near the negro's house last nlghl and found the hog. Wu- mack had the negro kill and dress the hog and told him to carry It to the Womack house, a short distance away. The negro put the dressed hog on his back and started walking to- Scc SLAYING, 10, 3 Jumped the 5 cents per bushel limit permitted by trading rules. Trading at the opening here wns very excited and both December and May wheat contracts were lifted above the dollar-a-bushel level for the first time In recent weeks. Values at all International markets rose swiftly with the opening. Liverpool reflected the bullish Ar- gentine news by Jumping around 5 cents. Winnipeg was up the 3 cents dally limit allowable. The Buenos Aires market scored one of the sharpest wheat price ad- er rit Laughter's chapel between the hours of 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. today. The casket remained unopened ct the church. Mr. Paxton, 70, died Thursday af- ternoon at his home, 902 Sayles boulevard, following a long Illness. The funeral was held from the church where for many years Mr. Paxton served on the board of dea- cons. Dr. Mlllard A. Jenkens, pas- tor, officiated Prayers were offer- ed by Rev. Willis P. Gerhart, rector of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church, and Rev. W. C. Ashford. pastor of the Southslde Baptist church, at the church, and by Rev. C. A. Powell, pastor of the Univers- ity Baptist church, at the grave. Dr. J. D. Sandefer, president of Hardin-SlmmoiLS university, paid tribute to Mr. Paxton as 'Friend of PAXTON, Page 13, Col. i Abilene nnfl cloudy to- lKhl: Saturday pnrtly cloudy and colder. West Tcxna-Wcji nl looui meridian Partly cloudy tonlRhl And Saturday; coldtr nturdBj' nnrt In Panhandle and extreme -e.il tonight. of lOOIh meridian Partly clnurly. warmer In south and eajt portions tonlKht: SMurrtay. partly cloudy, colrfcr In extreme weal and north central portions. Temperatures Thu-3 Frl. p.m. a.m. Sec WHEAT, 13, Col. 8 CLOUDV Dry llirrmomclp'r Wet Ih'rmomeie- IVlnllvf humlilll} MlrtnlLjnt to ..50 Tp.rn, "A.m.