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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1935, Abilene, Texas gbfltw W "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WuflLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abfleha Homing ffcwt) NUMBER 160 NO REPRIEVE FOR HAUPTMANN Disaster And Death Mar Christmas Holiday BUSINESS BEST IN SEVERAL YEARS BITS STORES Boy As Shield In Gun Battle Critically wounded when rued u a shield in a run battle at Lonto- TUle, Ky., Wilson Chandler, 12, Is shown here with bis nune. The inn "le began when police sonfbt to question holdup inspects and hl> t, Luther Barger, and Miles Davidson, both slain, opened fire. Fo- Blil Davidson used the boy is a shield. (Associated Press WTO Santa Claus Generally Good to American Merchants Routed J With Heavy Losses Rancher Thrown Thru Top of Automobile Near Santa Anna Special to The Reporter. SANTA ANNA, Dec. Ya- ger, young Buffalo Gap ranchman, was seriously Injured at o'clock last night when his automobile overturned on highway 7 about three miles west of Santa Anna. 7ager and a companion, Charles Blair of Coleman. were rushed to the Sealy hospital here where phy- sl.'.iam announced that Yaser was suffering from severe abdominal In- juries. Blair, was treated for minor Oats and bruises. attending physician said this afternoon that Yager is resting bet- ter and his condition is favorable. An exploratory operation may be performed, however, to determine tlie extent of his injuries. The accident occurred when lights of an oncoming automobile blinded Yager, who was driving, and forced his car off the highway. Tlie car hit a culvert and then turned over three times. Yager was thrown through the top of the car and Blair was tossed through a window from the Impact. The automobile a Chevrolet coupe, belonging to Yager, was demolished. Mr. and Mrs. c. E. Yager, parents of, the injured man, were at the bedside this morning. Yager had been to Santa Anna to deliver a Christmas present to a girl friend and the mishap occurred as he was returning home. Roundup Of Spies Made By Firing Squad; Three Put To Death A skirmish and a roundup of of Ethiopian spies were described today In Italian dispatches from the east African war zone which yesterday Christmas punctuated by A caravan descending1 the slopes from the central Dlateau to the Danakll lowlands east of the north- ern lines was en route to the Ethi- opian salt fields In the northeas- tern part of the country when It was attacked by Danakil irregulars fighting for the Italian army, said the advices. The Ethiopians were reported routed with heavy losses. Marshall Pietro Badogllo's mil- itary police rounded up 12 natives wearing Italian uniforms and brought them before a court martial to be charged with Three were turned over to a firing squad, and nine were given prison sen- tences. In the United States the Kellogg- Briand pact renouncing wnr as "an instrument of national policy" was both criticized and supoorted in discussions of America's future neutrality policy Representative Tinkham of Mas- sachusetts announced he would In- troduce a resolution to abrogate the treaty, charging President Roose- Soe WAR. Pare 7. Col. 4 Abilene merchants were checking stocks this morning after the best holiday buying wave In four or live years was climaxed Christmas eve with a final surge of gift buyers from over the city's trade area. Good crops and a general uptrend in business as a whole during the year were contributing factors in a Christmas business that is reported to be 5 to 25 per cent better than the December trade'a year ago in a number of stores. Back at work after a much-need- ed holiday Wednesday are business executives, store clerks, postal workers, bank employes and others who shared the brunt of pre-Christ- mas business activity. Most business houses were closed throughout the day. The federal court offices, the Tay- lor, county courthouse and city hall were all closed for the day and the staff of the Reporter and News took the day off lor Christmas festivi- ties. Only a part-ttnle Iprce duty at the poslofflee to handle spe- and to the boxes at the build- ing.: Yule services were held at the Heavenly Best Episcopal church Wednesday and midnight mass was observed at the Sacred Heart Cath- olic church on South Eighth street Students home from school and out-of-town visitors were an In- centive for family reunions around decorated or spruce trees In many of the homes. The entertain- ment program Included a concerl by Benny Meroff and his orchestra at the Fair Park auditorium last night, public, dances r t the Wooten and Hilton hotels where merry mak- ers held forth until the early hours today and special programs were billed at all the theatres. NEW YORK, Dec. Santa Claus was good to the United Soe BUSINESS, Page 7, Col. 1 Mass Slayer Convicted by a Jury that rec- ommended the death Leo Hall is shown here In his Fort Orchard, Wash., cell as he sentencing for tbe Erl- ands Point mass murder In March, 1934. Mrs. Peter Pau- loa, accomplice In the robbery that preceded (he slaughter of six persons, was the key wi.tneu against HalL wis Pair Charged In P. O. Burglary to Jail In Abilene David Eddie Ewton, 24, and Nick Casclo, 20. both of Dallas, will b! lodged in the Taylor county Jail this afternoon. They were arraigned be- fore United States Commissioner Jesse T. Couch In San Angelo this morning on a charge of burglariz- ing the Dalworth Park postoffke between Dallas and For! Worth on D.-o. 7. Bonds of each were set this morning by the commissioner. two are being transferred by Deauty Marshal C. S. Brown and J. R. cope. Ewton and Cascio will be transferred to Dallas for trial liter. C. W. B. Lone, postofflce in- suector, obtained statements from the duo. COLLIE TO BE HONOR GUEST SMU Mustangs Due Here At P. M. The Southern Methodist Mus- Rose Bowl bound, will be in Abilene for'a short stop tonight at The official party of 31 ac- tive players, coaches, sport scribes and friends of the university traveling In three cars attached to Texns A: Pacific Sunshine Spe- Leaving Dallas at p. m. to- day, the team la due In Pasadena at 8 a. m. Saturday. Only slopov.r will be at Tucson why? the yonles will take a short workout. Felix McKnlght, Associated Press tporta writer, will with the team on the Journey to California and Is expected to flic his story or the first ICR of the journey from Abl- Isne today. Act As Governor Texas Tuesday Ot AUSTIN, Dec. 28. Wllburne B. Collie, who will be- come governor next Tuesday, will be the 'guest of honor at the In- duction of the chief of the Alabama and CoushatU Indians New Year's day. Collie will succeed to the gover- when Oovemo- AllreH nnd Lieutenant Governor Walter Wood- ul leave the state. He will be the first governor to officially visit the last Indian tribe In Texas since Gov- ernor Sam Houston. As acting governor, Collie will present the chief with a medal do- nated by citizens of Polk county. The ceremony will be at the Indian reservation near Livingston. Governor Allred said he wnnld leave Austin early tomorrow and attend a celebration In Colorado, Texas, tomorrow night. He plan Her COLLIE, PUT S, Col. 3 SPEED TRAIN TICKET DRIVE IRE nut TO TOTS Goodfellows Close Books On Biagest Year; To- Gocdfellows: The books on the 1935 campaign for the1 Christmasless were closed Thursday, and the totals foot up like this: Cnsh ofCerings Food purchases and cov- ering deficit Iroin 1934 Deficit 3.92 We did not mean to Incur that deficit: we had decided to stay the black. But, late Christmas eve. additional appeals were receiv'd and Buyer O. A. Hale rushed out and made purchases to cover. The deficit Is too small to count, and will be absorbed out of next year's first receipts. Goodfellows will be gratified at our all-time record of receipts, the second time in 18 years that we Total of 150 Lose Lives; Crime, Fire And Ex- posure Swell List Of Fatalities By the Associated Press. Disaster and death marred the Christmas holidav at home ind abroad. The toll of lives, including 36 killed in a P-rman trpin wreck, exceeded 1BO. Traffic accents took the heaviest toll. Crime, fire and exposure claimed other victims. Domestic Quarrels. Domestic disturbances accounted for several deaths. John Roecre, 56. Philadelphia, killed -his wife, his mother-in-law, his three children and himself. Joseph 17, was accused of shootlngSto death his stepmother, Mrs. LilllaMiIcElroy. In another At Butte, Mont., Frank Walsh, 24. and Pollcemaa Tont.O'lftlll, 37, were killed and two other persons were wounded In a boarding house dis- turbance. Police sought Harry Knight as the susoected slayer. ,i Arthur Blake Maness killed li Infant his estrange "wlfe'afid killed himself at Carthage, N. c.' --f. A .woman was burned to-death In a. Hot Springs, Ark., theatre fire, an- Game Fatal LOS ANGELES, Dec. ftedecker, 9, bnodJah- ed a toy pistol as "robber." Then he donned a "detective" badre and arrested himself. Last nlrhl his mother. Mrs. Laura Ila Rcdecker. found his body hanging from a door, a leather leash about his neck the finale of hte came. CHICAGO, A motorlala had m, nrw murk to ihoot at Not n tlnfle aulomobUe fatallly mir- rerl Christmas Day. The police deportment traffic detail Bald dceplte u driving mirm-Momi. slippery itrrets and 'subzero K-eathrr only minor I raffle necldenls oc- curred. They explained Ihe nniisnnl record for lha city of morn (him .000 ai doe fo the storm and conse- quent nccrjslly for curernl driving. Inclement weather also kept many ptmoin Indoon, they To da'.e this yrar 9B4 prrsotii hnen klllid In Cook enmity by nutnmo- blle-i, 714 of Ihrm within Ihe rllj limits of Clilcafo, find have been In- jured. other woman and two' children died in Oklahoma residence blazes; a father and his two children burned to death In New York; a woman was burned to death at Stockton, Calif. Illinois, "Wisconsin and Iowa re- t See TRAGEDIES, Page 7, Col. 3 Seasonal Low; Bitter Winter Weather Over Most of Nation Sweeping, to a new seasonal low of 35 degrees, a cold wave which descended upon West Texas Christ- mas.eve Is expected to ease up soon. Forecast ror partly cloudy to cloudy tonight with not so cold, oc- casional rain and warmer Friday came from the United States weath- Dlvorceward Headed for that long-conten- pUted dlTorcc, Ftbicen Marian Sixnrden Rotpltllorf b shown here u she boarded plane at Brownsville, Tex., for Cltf. Rumor has It Uu( (he New York bdresi will wed Louli F. Reed, Jr, of Oranfe, N. J., If she wins freedom from- (he Italian nobleman. WILDWOOD, N. J., Dei. 36 drifts 15 feel deep today marocned 50 famlljes In Wlldwood Villas, a small eom- rounlfy several miles west of here Bay. .Cape Xhy.cout juard re- ported a 3I-mlle.-lh-hour wind was piling up (he sriow arid the lemperainre TOS 12 above. Charles H. Brought Has Heart Attack Washington In WASHINGTON, Dec. Committee Will Business Area A whirlwind campaign got under Way Thursday to wind up the sale of tickets for the Reporter-News Sun Bowl special leaving next Tuesdr.y morning for El Paso and the Hardln-Slmmons-New Mexico Ag- Bies New Year's Day football game. With the rush of Christmas busi- ness over, committees of business men, headed by D. H. Jefferies, gen- eral chairman, began work ThurE- flay morning downtown with the hope of selling one or more tickets to every business concern The workers will meet Friday to check over the results of the ticket- selling .campaign ind to begin the final Intensive drive that will clos-; Monday night. have exceeded the mark. The Former Governor Charles H. total stands 5130.77 higher than for Brought of Arkansas died at his home here early today. He was 59 years old. Mrs, Brought said death was caused by angina pectorls. A native of Mississippi, Brought adopted Arkansas after teaching at that State'3 university. "His students elected him gover- nor of Mrs. Brought said today. Brought was Arkansas' World war governor, serving from 1917 to 1921. He came to Washington two years ago to serve as chairman of the of Columbia boun- 1934. Number of families remembered, was 620, another all-time hlgli, against 596 in 1934. Mrs. Benno Schmidt reports that deliveries pr- eceded more smoothly than in -S mer years, with fewer baskets re- turned for want of sufficient ad- dress. Everything in fact went off perfectly, the big volunteer organ- ization working rapidly and ex- pertly. So, Goodfellows, au revoir until 1036. Previously acknowledged Miss Eunice Parramore er bureau here this morning. The seasonal mark was recorded for a three-hour period from 5 to 8 a. in. today, as a continued push downward sent the mercury three points below 28, the lowest markc-l up until today. Principal fall came in the forenoon of Christmas day. Prom a high of 47 at Tuesday mid- night, the reading had descended to 31 at 7 p. m., and went three mure points down by last midnight. Pre- diction had been for temperatures See WEATHER, Page 9, Col. Z Jimmy Cooper Is Reported Better Favorable report was had today on the condition of Jimmy Cooper, young son of Dr. and Mrs. Stewart Cooper, who is suffering from scar- let fever. The child was taken ill last Sun- day. He Is quarantined at the Coop- er home, 734 Meander street. Doomed Man Spends Gloomy Christmas; Is Bitter Over Departure! Of Lindberghs TRENTON, N. J., (AP) Governor Harold 0. Hoffman's press renreuntative announced today the governor had authorized him to my "at the present time" he did not contemplate a reprieve for Bruno Richard Hauptmarm should the court of pardons refuse clemency. Replies to Reports The announcement was made as reply to published reports that the governor would grant Haupt- mann a 30-day stay of execution If mrdors rntirt, fills to act. William. Conklln, ihe press repre- sentative, said Governor Hoffman would not be at his state house of- fice .today, but had authorized him to say "at the present time I have no such plan -In Previously, the governor had said any report of a contemplated re- prieve was "unauthorized." A lest minute reprieve would not be unusual. One was granted John Pavorlto, the last man to go to the rh.plr at F'atfi nr'son. and another, was recently granted a negro, Bo- malne Johnson, whose new death sentence has been fixed for ntxt week. Tlie governor has. power to grant reprieves -any time within .80. after DSc. 13-the data Hailptbiahn Was're-sentenced to-flfe. TRENTON, N. Dec. that ho may not escape the electric chair has broken through Bruno Richard Hauptmann's stolid demeanor for the 'first time. In a brief emotional outburst revealed that he had hoped that interrogation of Col. Hauptmarm Two Killed In Kansas Accident PLEASANTON, Kas., Dec. J. OBleness, 37, Kanns City contractor, and Tom S. of Kansas City, were killed early to- day when their motor car overturn- ed on a highway near Trading Post Kansas. Charles Lindbergh by the court of pardons, or a plea for consent to mercy, might save his life. The hope died when his wife told him Tues- day that Lindbergh, his wife, Anne, lIAUrTMANN, Page 1 Armv Officers Fatally Burned WATERBURY. Vt., Dec. (ff) army officers attached to a civilian conservation corps camp icre were burned to denth and three others were critically burned In a Ire which destroyed the officers' quarters here parly The dead were: Capt. Roland PoUer. of North- field, former coach and director of athletics at Norwich university. Capt. E. W. Boolhby of Water- town, Mass. Lieutenant Leonard C. Bushey of Concord. N. H. Those burned were Llcutenanants Charles H. Brooks. Charles G. How- ard and Sylvester M. Parshley. cause of the fire was Immediately determined. not Pro-Japanese Vice Min- ister of Chinese Rail- ways Is Slain Coni-rllM, By The Auorlnled r-reil SHANGHAI, Dec. Japa- nese military declared today the assassination of Tang Yu-Jen, pro- Japanese vice minister of Chinese railways, "throws a dark shadow over the future of Slno-Japanese re- lations." Chinese authorities immediately declared martial law throughout Shanghai and the central govern- ment capital at Nanking. Severe military restrictions also were Imposed at Hankow agair.se anti-Japanese demonstrations. The Nanking government ordered a section of Its railway line torn up In a drastic measure to check attempt by Shanghai students, pro- tesl'.ng the movement for North See SINO-JAP, Page 7, Col. 5 For large merchandise donations, candy and toys, acknowledgments to F. W. Woolworth Co. and W. T. Grant Co. 10.00 i dary commission. Which recently Locket Shelton 1.00 completed its report for congress recommending settlement of a boundary dispute more than 100 years old. After a short religious service here tonight, the body Is to be tak- en to Little Rock for burial tenta- ly planned for Sunday afternoon. Brought Is survived by his widow and step mother, Mrs. Cora S Brought of Los Angeles. There were no children. Mrs. Brought Bald her husband had arisen this morning M usual He commented on "what a beauti- ful Christmas they she said. Burns Are Fatal To Man at Olney OLNEY, Dec.. W. Teague, 56, was burned fatally Christmas day 15 miles east of Ol- ney when his clothing accldently Ig- nited at an oil well drilling rig. Rail and game tlckcls have been] Ho died In a hospital at Ornht.iv.' aftitcd to RCt hm K. paper sale the past ton days at the late In the clny. Cuncrnl wn, she said she had .stopped out, oi Weeks drug store In tlie Hilton Iw- TRAI.V, Pwc S, Col. J arranged for tomorrow nflcrnoon at the room to get the papur when Olnpy. Surviving wrrc Ills widow she heard him fall, she found two sons and a daughter. him dead. He had not been 111, 4 MORE DAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON The Abilene Daily Reporter The Abilene Morning News EITHER PAPER, ONE YEAI1, BY CITT CARRIER, INCLUDING SUNDAYS.............. BOTH PAPERS. ONE YEAR, WITH SUNDAYS, BY CITY CARRIER OR MAIL................... These rales effective In Abilene and In other West Tex ittvns papers are handled by carrier or agent. Bargain Rate By Mail EITHER PAPER, BY MAIL, ONE YEAR, INCLUDING SUNDAYS...... (Effective In Zones 1 and over ZOO from Abilene require 15c per month extra ABOVE RATES ARE NOT COOD AFTER MIDNIGHT TUES- DAY, DECEMBER 31 1935. ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Kindred Returns To Dallas Home H. L. Kindred, manager of the Culver Aircraft company, has turned to Dallas after a business visit to Abilene. He was here con- ferring with C. W. Roderick, local representative. Mr. Kindred, who is a native of Abilene, war accompanied by his son, H. L. Jr. They were traveling in a Waco custom built airplane. anr Weal Abilene and vicinity Partly cloudy to e'euij- not quite KO coM tonight; Friday, occasional rain and warmer. West ol lOOli; meridian. Cloudy, rrohably occasional rain tonight and Friday: not quite BO cold tonight: warmer In southeast portion Friday. East of 100th meridian Tartly cloudy to cloudy, occasional rain Friday and In south portion tonight, not quite no cold In northu-es! portion, 24 to 25 Jn north porllon and near Treezlnp on east coast and In central portion tonlEht, warmer Frldly. Temperatures p.m. a.m. Wed. Thura, ;