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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1935, Abilene, Texas UNSE 'TIED ,JD DER Wtyt Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'-Byron VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning Newt) NUMBER 169 Goodfellows Set Up New Record U. S. Indignant Because Lindy Had To Leave HOLIDAY BUYING HEAVY TO [MULL Grins at Delia's Newest A caricature of Clark Gable, the screen lover, on a backdrop smiles benediction on Larry Stewart, (right) 23-year-old sin per who obtained license to wed Delia Carroll, (left) dancer, who only a month ago said Gable was the "dirinesl man 1 ever met." She met Gable on a wa voyage, but It's all over now, apparently. (AJBOciated Press Abilene Merchants Are "too Busy" to Check Up On Sales Bolstered by a holiday bushttss reported to have exceeded all ex- pectations and perhaps to have set a, new local high, Abilene merchants cease work tomorrow and with their families celebrate Christmas. Preparations for the day, always the galest of holidays, have been tfj-. Ing on for weeks aud Indicate a full I program of entertainment for the amusement of the citizenry and itors, which not even a threatening I report from the weather pfognostl-l cator can mar. Too Busy, Say Merchants j Too busy to even begin to estl-1 mate the volume of business, has been the answer of local firms Ui the Retail Merchants Association within the past week, the associa- tion said .this morning. Bureau of Business Research of the University of Texas has asked for a report of Abilene's Yule.trade, and It has been Impossible to get any sort of llne-j up, but Thursday morning they'll begin to check up. And It's expect- reveal M a' Jmllday.busl- aa ever before, It was said. "'ftnother factor that lias, been pleasing to owners has been the In- flux of out-of-town buyers, who havn flocked here to do their Christmas shopping. With AbllenJahs. they have crowd-; ed the downtown streets until the traffic bell system has been insuffi- cient and It has been necessary to station policemen on all main thor- oughfares to protect pedestrians. Holiday For All Only the most meager of facilities will be available tomorrow, as Christmas Is the one day In the year when even newspapermen take MOSCOW, Dec. So- off. In accordance with a long-es- vlet union, In a thinly disguised tabllshed custom, the Reporter- warning to Germany and Japan, an- News1 personnel will not work. The nounced today that Its submarine Morning News will print Wednes- j and destroyer fleets have been made day morning, going to press aarly, i four times their former size In tlie skip Thursday and resume publlca- last four years. tlon Friday morning. The Repor- A statement printed In the govem- ter, after today's edition, will not ment newspaper, Izvestia, said th? appear until Thursday afternoon. coastguard fleet had been Increased Except for special delivery and putting of mail Into the boxes, the postozflce will be shut down. A small corps of parttime workers will be on hand there. Mail will be dis- patched as usual, but slowly as the power In the Pacific and Baltic ann Hi CRITICAL OF Fie Predominant Note Is Dis- may That Famed Fam- ily Should Feel Lack of Security New Threats In Todd Case LOS ANGELES, Dec. 54 Alexander Hounle, head waiter at the restaurant where Thelma Todd, screen actress, attended her last party, told police today that threats against his life had been renewed. Hounle declared he received a telephone call last night stylng he would be killed "unless you stay out of that Thelma Todd case." Last week, In the midst of police investigation Into the death of the Germany And Japan Warned By Russia Announce Naval Strength Greatly Increased In Last Four Years per cent, but gave no figures i bearing on the actual strength of t any naval unit. train end bus service has been far behind schedule on account of, particularly significant, coming, as heavy passenger and mail business.; It did, on the heels of the alleged Peace officers will be on the Job, j threat by and Manchoukuu See BUSINESS, Fage 11, Col. 3 ne Bank Robber Gets Loot TYRONZA, Ark., Dec. A robbery of the bank of Tyronza by a lone man late yester- day was disclosed by officers today as they arrested a suspected acces- sory-and pressed a search lor the man who staged th holdup. Shortly after .6 p. m., the bandit forced an entrance through the rear of the bank and covered Cash- ier J. L. Dean, working on the bank books, with a pistol. The cash- ier was forced to aid in opening the vault. RULES COMMITTEE TO MEET Dedication Of Highway To Be Held Some Time In January MEXICO CITY, Dec. 24. ffi The whole statement brlitled! Soon after the first of the year tne with emphasis on Russia's undersea :Mex'co City-Laredo highway, flrrt i link to be completed in the proposed Pan-American highway to unite all the capitals of the North and South American continents, will be ready for forma] opening to .traffic. Delayed more than six times in the past two years by unexpected difficulties, dedication Is now plan- ned for some time in January, al- though formal'ceremonies may not appeared to foreign observers to be to invade outer Mongolia. The Mongolian government, whose war minister and prime minister have been here ten days conferring with Soviet leaders, took a firm stand In facing the situation. Mon- golia demands an apology from Manchoukuo for the clash whkh Mongolia claims resulted from an attack on a Mongolian frontier post "Soviet Russia." declared Izvestia "Is always the bearer of the stand- ards of peace, but It will answer threats of Invasion with an Increase of armed forces. "The enemy who dares attack the Soviet union from the Baltic or the Pacific will feel the force ot our submarine and surface fleets as vet as their quick mobility. "It will quickly be seen that no Bozdesventsky (the admiral of the Russian fleet destroyed by the: Jsp- be held until when the middle of M-J.V three bridges undsrj NEW YORK, Dec. nation that American law en- forcement agencies could not blonde comedienne, Hounie said he provide sufficient, assurance of recelved a threatening postcard, and security for Col. Chas. A. Lind- berffh and his family to make were to (hem feel safe in their home- guard Hounle's home, land swept the country Hounle's revelation of new threats Here and there, mingled In the came as the grand Jury started Its comment of prominent persons, the! day of inquiry aimed at de- man In the street, and newspapers, the actress was a note of criticism directed at R, rttd note In the na- out of the Todd case was also re- ported to police. Jerry Cummlngs. proprietor of a Christmas tree lot In Santa Monica, asserted a man ap- proached him on his lot.and said: "Well, you've got a good memory on the Todd case, but don't stretch It too far. There's been a lot of talking about It and If I were you I wouldn't have much more to do .with It." Cummlngs sJsp -told officers that two nieifcaifrroached" him. the Todo" case, -and struck him In the face. Previously Cummlngs had claimed to police he saw Miss Todd alive last Sunday. The two loves of Miss Todd, one new and one old, were revealed yes- terday. Waiting to appear before t h grand Jury. Ida Luplno, screen ac- tress, and her father, Stanley Lu- plno, English comedian, told the district attorney's office ol a "vacant chair" at Miss Todd's last party and of a fresh romance with "a man from San Francisco." The luplnos were hosts to the blonde film funmaker at the cafe Troc'adero the Saturday before her body was found lying In the front seat of her big chocolate-colored phaeton In a seashore garage. "Thelma and I slipped off by our- Kills Labor Act The entire Wagner libor dis- putes act, new deal law glvlnr employes the right lo 'organize and bargain without Interference from-employers was held uncon- stitutional In Kansas City by Federal District Judge Merrill E. Otis, (Associated Press Jon's reaction to departure of Lind- bergh with his wife and baby to take up more or less permanent residence abroad was one of dismay that he should feel such a lack of security and safety as to make the drastic action seem necessary to him. The small freight-passenger liner, American Importer, ploughed through the Atlantic .bearing the aviator, Ann Morrow Lin'd- their 3-year-oid. son, Jon. Where-1 they a haven from constant fears anc threats and publicity since Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., was kidnaped In March, 1932. Tonight Santa Claus will stroll In- to the dining salon for the benefi of little Jon, whoSd future and safe- ty was the real reason for his par- ents' decision to leave their native shores. Santa will appear for his benefit alone, since the Lindberghs are the only passengers. The Lindberghs confided to no friend how long they expected to be gone, but most understood they tended to take up a "more or less permanent" residence In England Some believed they would be BOTIC only a year or two, until after tne fate of Bruno Richard Hauptmann is definitely concluded, while other friends believed they would not re- turn home, except for visits, for many years. The vortex of the Lindbergh trag- edy, despite the voluntary with- drawal of one of its chief actors, convoluted dizzily, whirling Bruno Richard Hauptmann toward what appeared to be certain death in the electric chair, and drawing back lr.- Sce LINDBERGH, 11 CoL 2 McCarty Buys Bank Assets selves for a moment during the Miss Luplno "She said to me, rather coyly, "how's your love "'Oh', I replied. 'I haven't any Just now. I'm too busy at the stu- See TODD CASE. Pafe 11, Col. 5 Man Found Dead, Seated In Chair EASTLAND, Dec. a bid CHICAGO, Dec. an- j anese at the battle ot Tsuslma in nual meeting of the football rules committee, organized under auspices of the National Federation of State Hlsh School Athletic nssoclatlons, will be held here Jan. 10 and II. SOP of Sheriff Has Broken Leg EASTLAND, Dec. 24. Foster, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Vlree Foster, suffered a broken leg Injury Sunday night when his car over- turned on his way to his home near OVa, near Carbon, was given emergency treai- nftttt at Carbon and later brought to a local hlspltal. He was the only occupant of the car. WIFE OF BANKER DIES ENNIS. Dec. Lillian Blakey, widow of the late J. Blakey, pioneer Ennls banker, died ui a hospital here today after a short Illness. the Russo-Japanese war) Is now In command." The communist party newspaper Pravada said the submarine fleet had been Increased 435 per cent since 1931 and that the destroyurs had been Increased 370 per cent. The Mongolian government tele- graphed the demand for an apology to Manchoukuo. Three Killed, Two Hurt In Accident PREEPORT, 111., Dec. Three men and a woman were kill- ed and a man and a woman crit- ically Injured today when two au- tomobiles collided on Grant high- way near Pecatonlto, 12 miles east of here. The dead were Identified p.s .To'in Gee. 32, and George brothers, of Lockport III Cook, 35, Sockford, II', 25, of Jollet. Travel over the road is difficult but an increasing number of drivers are coming through from the United States. The latest official statement from! land bought remaining assets of the Texas State Bank, institution which became Insolvent in 1935. from the banking commission of Texas In 91st district court here yesterday. DUNCAN, Okla., Dec. The body of Bcmice Holcomb, 32- employe of an oil well cementing company, was found In ils home today by a fellow employe, Dale Crabtree. county Health Of- ficer D. Long said that Holcomb t i appeared to have died from a heart attack, several days ago. He last was L A. Simpson And Son Had Been Missing For a Month Remal e bank, said) seen early Saturday morning. The body was found seated in B chair, fully dressed. A gas fire was burning and a radio was turned on. Crabtree said he and Holcomb had planned to drive to Sherman. SAPULPA, Oida., Dec, Relatlves and neighbors of L. A Simpson and his son Warren pre- pared today to escort back to Pled mont the bodies or the two for whom they hod been searching month. The end of the search came last night, when the group, weary from lack'of sleep, tramping over fields and driving hundreds of miles, dentlfled the barely recognizable bodies. Simpson, 39, and his 14 year old ion were the last unaccounted for of the five persons Chester Comer, slain hitch-hiker gunman, was be- leved to have killed. Comer was In Simpson's car when he was shot fatally resisting1 arrest. The bodies of the two were little more than 100 feet off the highway In a pasture along the Drumrlght- Sapulpa road 10 miles west of here. They were discovered by three ne- groes, who were attracted to the spot by their hunting dogs. No attempt had been made to hide the bodies, which were Sec COMER, Paffe II, Col. 7 Total At Noon Today Stands At Workers Check Many Appeals For Aid An all-time record I It'i a fact, Qoodfellows of Abilene. Your 1935 cash offer- in; to your less fortunate fel- low Abilenians, made at this season of the year for the past 18 years, has set a new all-tim Today's noon-day total st.no at ar-rf that more than WB >iave re celved at that honr, eve. high was 193( with V Records of the Past Here are the comparative totals o offerings for six years, as computfli at neon on Christmas eve: 1939.........................M11.M 1930........................1.037.: 1931 695.8 J932.........................879.5 I'm.........................9126 1934.........................948.8 And now. In 1935, end of the d> presslon em. we break all records Goodfellows may view with 'larg satisfaction their'part in bringln. the city to the biggest Christmas 1 has ever known. of tool trutkr ,wl Christmas dinners', fruits.'niits Jcandy and toys Into homes of more 'than 600 families who. without the aid of Goodfellows. could only hope for a speedy ending of day! We are sorry we cannot say how many baskets will be packed before the day Is out. Fifty appeals for aid were received during the forenoon, and three social service workers were checking them. Buyer O. A. Hale was making additional purchases, and Goodfellow Mnrgarel (Mrs. Benno) Schmidt's last, reporl was: "It Is safe to say we will de- liver dinner to slightly more than 600 this year." Last Day: Offerings fairly poured In through Monday afternoon and Tuesday mail, messenger and personal delivery. At today's noon See GOODFELLOWS, Pace 11, CI. 4 Given Forty Years For Clifton Killing MERIDIAN, Dec. A dls- ,rtct court Jury yesterday convicted A. C. Smith of murder In the slay- ng of Roy Yoachum, and assessed a penalty of 40 years In the Texas penitentiary. The batiered and cut body of Yoachum was found beside the San- .a PC railway tracks In Clifton on Sept. 7. .Officers first believed he md been killed by a train, but later Smith and Frank Kllpatrlck, both of Clifton, were Indicted on murder harges. Kllpatrick's trial is set for Dec. 30. At Smith's trial the state present- d evidence that Yoachum was slain with an ax and knife, his clothing hanged and the body dragged along he track to make It appear he had een killed by a train. Publication Notice In with a lorif-a- Ubushed practice, the KeportR- Nem personnel will taki ChrUt- mai err. Atcnd and raUcriben b and out of Abilene wOl plrwe Uka note or the following Khedote: The MOENING NEWS wfll print Wednesday (Christmu) mornlnr. fotnf to press earlj. It will skip Thursday moraine and resume publication Friday lag. The DAILY REPORTER will skip Wednesday (Chrlstmii) afternoon and resume publica- tion Thursday' afternoon. The personnel o( these news- paper! extends to readers lae West Texas public generally best wishes for a happy Christ- mas and New Year. Tblnrs are to be better In 1996. E Fear Of New War Is More Intense Than In Two Decades By The Associated Press Christmas comes tomorrow to Europe more troubled by Interna- tional tension, Incident to the Italc- Etblopltn war, than on an? De- cember 25 In nearly two decades. Italy's determined pursuit of with Ethiopia In east Africa, the League of Nations' 4Mcmlned eUorta to hjQt the cant, niBTconvettea ctSebralftns of.'trui nativity of Christ Into a day of In- ventory of arms. Great Britain, whose foreign pol- Ides suddenly have .been put Into the hands of a, man convinced that only cooperative effort will end end avert Eden, the new foreign out sentiment among league members for armed support In the event of hostilities. Italy's northern army made slow, difficult progress through tho hos- tile western Temblen sector to roll-of war drums. Eleventh hour shoppers In round the spirit of "buy adopted In retaliation for the tlve economic siege by the ippermost In every store. Many per, sons seeking to buy presents of for- Isn manufa-ture were turned away with the curt word, "sanctions." Britain pursued Its policy of pre- mrcdness as the government de- igned Its actions to bring Into sol- d, practical form the present ab- tract status of mutual support un- er the covenant o the league: Discussion of an extension of sane- See WAR, Face II, Col. 7 Body ol Tenth Houston Flood Victim Found HOUSTON, Dec. 24. The ody of another victim of the dls- strous flood here two weeks ther a boy or a man helow average found yesterday Imbed- ed In mud on the bank of Buffalo lyou. This Increased to ten the number f. known victims of the overflow, odles of eight negroes and one hite man prevnously had been re- covered, tourists to delay proposed trips a few weeks longer. "Although the Mexico-Nuevo La- redo road is paved in its greater the highway department said, it Is not yet possible to open it officially to traffic due to the fact that the stretch Included between Jacala and Tamazunchale Is exposed to landslides caused by rains which have continued In this mountainous part of the road and becr.use there is still a provisional pass on the Tampaon bridge." With the exception of the moun- tain stretch, where It iakes about! four hours to drive 50 miles, It Is I possible to maintain a good speed See ROAD, rise II, Col. 8 Are To Remodel Angelo Hospital AUSTIN, Dec. board of control conditionally awarded :ontracts today for remodeling the tuberculosis sanatorium In Tom Oreen county at a cost of Low were: General con- ract, Will O'Conneil of San Angelo, electrical work, Uunyard pectrlc Co. of Snn Angelo, plumbing and heating, McMur tion agent who has been In East- land several months, approximate With the assets purchase the bank- ing commission's position as liquida- tion agent for the institution comes to a termination. Representing the stale banking de- partment In the proceedings were E. H. Henderson, liquidation examiner, and Hosea epeer, counsel of Austin. It was pointed out by Henderson that finality of the sale rests on confirmation and approval ol the district court which will receive a port of the .sale. lor the assets was initiat- ed by E. D. David of the First Nat- ional Bank of Gonnan with a pro- posal of Another bidder was Dick Tolbert of East and whose top proposal was POPE BEGS GOD TO STOP WARS BUSY DAY AT WHITEHOUSE Buzzie Has Slight Cold and Will Miss Party WASHINGTON, Dec. Roosevelt Christmas plans were somewhat upset today because small Curtis Dall, better known as "Buz- has a slight cold and can't come to the white home In time for WASHINGTON. Dec. The communications commission announced today an application for a new station at Sherman, Tex- ns .to operate during the day with n power of 100 watts on 1310 kilo- cycles. The request cnmc from the rl Sherman Broadcasting Association, Plumbing Co. of Alpine, J. B. Knight, president. Sherman Radio m tUIJJC LO 1JJ Station Asked i Christmas. His mother. Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger. her husband, John Boct. tiger, and who now Is going by the grown-up name of Eleanor on wiiite house lists, won't arrive until Friday either. But they'll all be at the house In time for the grandchil- Stt WHITE HOUSE, Fate II; Col. VATICAN CITY, Dec. Plus, responding to Christ- mas greetings of the College of Car- dinals, spoke sadly today of (he "threats of new wars." He Gcd to end them. He deplored also persecution of Roman Catholics in Mexico and Germany, Receiving 30 cardinals who went to his apartments to extend Christ- mas greetings, the pope handed each an encyclical dated Dec. 20, and then addressed them for half an hour. In his address the pope saiJ: "It Is too bad that we have reach- ed these festivities with painful pre- occupation and threats of new wars. May God disperse such visions. Christmas arrl'.cs with dark clouds hovering ntovc us and with signs of human blood on the road, which Is difficult and menacing. One might say that this road, as mountaineers speak, Is 'filled with treacherous passes'." Christmas, the pope fald, found large .section.1; of people crying "agnliul the fnlth." He called suchi people Godless. Denouncing persecution of Catho- lics In Mexico and Germany, the pope said Mexico was distant ge raphlcally "bub near to our heait spiritually." In Germany, he continued, It was wished to Impose a sort of Chris- tianity called practical and pan- chrisLlan. "These Christianities are monsters, and arc armed to fight said the pope. "The one real Christianity Is Catholic." The cry of the Godless, he salrl, "Is not only heard but accepted.1 He added: "We wish we had been able to extend a serene word which might represent a dgniricant contribution In all these sad things. Our hope, however, failed. But this does not mean that we have lost all hope, be- cause hope for us is a Christian duty." In the encyclical, the pope wrote of the duties of the priesthood. There was but one passage which POPE, Fife 11, Col, 7 Wea .ex Abilene and vicinity, cloudy tonight; Wedneiday occasional rain and colder, West Tcxag, west, of 100th racrtdlin, partly cloudy, probably occasional rain in sou the aj I portion tonight and Wednuday Colder In north portion Wednesday. East Texw (east ot icOth cloudy, rain on weei coast and In Interior of south portion tonight; Wedneiday, aJona) colder In pen (on. Temperatures Mon. Tuei. RAIN Dry lliermomsler Wet thermometer .30' humiditr >.si ;