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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1935, Abilene, Texas WAWMIk Batfo "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLO EXACTLY AS IT GOES'-Byron noN VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1935- TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 161 Ethiopia To Offer Basis For Talks I- Uruguay Breaks Diplomatic Relations With Russia COLD DEATHS GO OVER 200 MARK Sands, Sunshine, Style, Shape It's the latest beach beachcomber's delight, as shown ere by Mia Harriet Uylanrl on tbe aands at Palm Beach. Fabric of magazine a paruol, a big hat and nlle. (Associated Press DEATH CLAIMS MRS.KLEPPER Came to Taylor County IP 1886, Settling at Clyde Mrs. W. H. Klepper. who came to Taylor county In 1886, died at a. m. today at the famliy res- idence, 326 Lee street, after a. ling- ering Illness. She was 55 years of age. Essa Earner Swenson was born at Celeste, on January 18, 1381. When live years of age, she moved with her family to Clyde, and lived there until 1919, when she came to Abi- lene. 'She was married to W. H. Klepper on July 1, 1897. at Clyde. She was a member of the First Methodist church at Clyde, In which she had held membership since she was nine years of age. Survivors are her husband, two Jfcjers, Mrs. Jim Skldmore and Mrs. Hood of and four Brothers, Jim Swenson of Gorman, Gib and Van Swenson of Cisco and Everett Swenson of Abilene. The funeral service will be held 3 p. m. Saturday at the home, with Rev. Clarence Bounds, Oak St. Methodist pastor. In charge. Bur- ial win be in R local cemetery un- der the direction of the Laughter funeral home. Wipes Out Deficit For Goodfellows Books on the 3935 Goodfellows' were reopened Friday to receive tnoLher offering, ten- dered by the Abilene Poultry Product Co. The check was a deficit-buster. Explained R. S. (Bob) Walker, vice- prer.ld nt prd minuter of the com- pany: "I read yesterday where the Ocodf-llows wound up the year short. This will cover the shortage and start 193S In the black." Bight. The Goodfellows will open their cnmnalgn Sun- day after ahead of the game. Total receipts for 1S35 now stand nt NEW WELL IS ONEOFBEST ftear Governor's Mansion I Tests At OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Oklahoma City consider- ed today that one of the biggest ol pools In the mid-continent area hat! been opened a. few blocks from the governor's mansion. Oil companies and the city man- ager began arranging for large scale development and safety measures In the area, which Includes residential property, vacant lots, a golf course and some park property. TWP large wells had been com- pleted and two -others were to be drilled In today. They are con- trolled by the Brltish-Aemrlcaa .Oil Co. Eight derricks marked sites of other wells, at drilling had seen speeded up suddenly' as a re- sult of the British-American SUCCESS. Property owners in nearby blocks were offered tremendous prices for leases. They and city officials were planning an election on extension of the drilling zone. The British-American compary announced that a second test of Its No. 1 Plersol well, one block north- east of the governor's mansion and ;hree blocks from the state house, ihowed a large increase in produc- ilon over that when the well came in a. few weeks ago. The first rating was barrels See OIL, Page 11, Col. 6 Many Communities Are Isolated; Wave Reach- es North Florida CHICAGO, Dec. 27-OT-A nen- snow carpet rolled out of the northwest today carrying warmer weather for a frost-bitten nation. due to whiten the same path In which zero chill dealt death directly or indirectly to at least 212 persons- In the last two days. All but four Oregon, California, and Nevada- shivered under freezing tempera- tures when the snow wave began winging eastward. Snow fell In North Dakota, Min- nesota, western Kansas and Iowa. Temperatures'. moderated in the northern great plains. By nightfall snow was expected to cover the mid- west and The number of deaths continued to mount. Eight more were added to the. list of exposure victims, fodr In Illinois, three In Pennsylvania, and one in. North Carolina, boosting the total to 63. ,A fourth person died from burnsMn a C.JJC camp' at Wa- tttburr. Vt. Trafflo 'deajis-rosfi-to 87 trtth-.a-nsw acddentfln'MlcWgtiJi- Snowdrifts end ice'still Isolated some communities. Great south Bay along the southern edge of Long Is- land, N. Y., was frozen over for the third time to and coas guardsmen scooters to carry food to families cut off from the mainland. No bread had brought jnto Centervllle, Md., since Christmas eve, but heavy Yule stocks contin- ued .to hold out. Buses were blockec off from the south, and the mai could not come through. Mails were delayed at Easton, Md. The frigid wave produced g hero at Oakland, Md., where Mike Las- sey. Piedmont, W. of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad snatched an unidentified CCC youth .See DEATHS, Page 11, Col. 8 C. M. CaldwellsT Reported Better; Overcome By Gas Overcome early Thursday by gas fumes from a lighted stove in a close room, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Caldwell were reported recovered from 111 effects of the gas this morning. Mr. Caldwell had arisen early in the morning, lighted the stove and gone back to bed. He awakened la- and attempted to reach a win- dow but fell to the floor. Mrs. Cald- well, swakened by his fall and be- ievtag him ill, went for a wet tow- el and returned to his bedside. As she administered to her husband, she too became faint and was over- come. Fortunately the cold appli- cation brought Mr. Caldwell to, and le was able to go to a window and call a negro man, working in the yard- Mr. Caldwell was up by midday, whlls Mrs. Caldftell was able to be up and about last night Army to Bomb Flowing Lava HILO, Hawaii, Dec. The United Statei army pitted Ito explosives afalnrt the canD today. Twelve bombing planes were ordered to take off to blast raollen lava from Mauna Loi out of the course which threat- ens Hilo'a water supply and might eventually reach the city Itself. If the aerial barrage (alls, a detachment of 50 men from the third engineers will try to break the lava's threat with dyna- mite. Tbe air men were directed to drop bombs individually and then In salvos, if necessary, to blast a new channel through which the lava could flow harmlessly toward the ocean. infestation Of Grasshoppers Bleak skies this morning hell promise of rain for Abilene and thi West Texas area, as the winter's se verest norther abated slowly. Warmer with occasional rains, the forecast for today, holds In thi prognostication issued lor tonlgh and Saturday. The rise of the mer- cury was Its descent had at 10 o'clock this morn- ing had preceded only to the 33 mark. However, that was as warn as the high of Thursday, when the thermometer had shot down to 25 to set a new seasonal low. morn- tag's bottom recording was 29, at o'clock. If the predicted moisture mater- ializes, It will be welcomed by farm- ers throughout Taylor county, who have already had one gift from the weatherman this cradica- -ion of a grasshopper infestation. Several weeks ago, the bugs began appearing In tbe wheat crop En- tension Entomologist R. R. Reppert, 'rom A. M. College, passing through Abilene, conferred with the county agent's office on the p and said It was most unusual at this time of the year. It had been grad- ually growing worse, until the ireere appeared to put an end to the grass- loppers and their damage. Rain will help the grain crops now trowing, and improve pasture lands, n addition to conditioning the ;round for spring crops. The win- er rains and their effect on tha soil play a large part In the next eason's productiveness, said Leon Ranson, assistant county agent, ABILENE GROUPS BEING LIKED UP TO RIDE SUN BOWL SPECIAL Committee Believes Representative Party of More Than 250 Will Leave For El Paso Tuesday Morning WEATHER, Page H, Col. 8 Allred to Lead Flower Parade Precaution Against Com- munist Inspired Revolt, Similar to One In Brazil a Month Ago MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. republic of Uruguay today broke rela- tions with Soviet Russia. The Uruguayan foreign of fioo handed pa'snorts to Alex ander Mirjkin, the Russian miu ister. It alio pave passports to the other members of the RUB sian letratlon. Precautionary Move The action was regarded as part of strong precautionary measures against rumors of an armed rebel- lion Inspired by communist sources TJruguay had been the only South American nation to recognize the government at Moscow. The break was largely a 'ramification of the communist uprising In Brazil. Uru- guay's neighbor, last month. A Brazilian government commu- nication charged that instructions of.the abortive Novem- c4f.pHched from Montevideo.' Ijtat The chief. InstigiiorTdfvthe upris- ings was alleged trf be Lulz Carlos Prestcrs, associated with the third Internationale. The Brazilian government com- plained that the soviet legation It- srlf was-implicated In the sending of revolutionary Instructions to Brazil. Its communication followed num erous recent accucatlons by South American politicians and press that widespread communistic agitation was being directed from Montevideo Rails and troop movements ac- companied the Uruguayan govern ment's activities In the face of re- lorts of an imminent insurrection within Its own bordsrs, but nothing was found immediately to confirm he rumors. MOSCOW, Dec. gov- mment newspaper Izvestla asserted today that a sizeable movement was See URUGUAY, Page 11, Col. 8 Hint Thelma Todd Beaten Up Shortly Before Her Death Assailant One of Key Fig- ures, Report; To Call All Cafe Employes r. John Condon Goes On Stage NEW YORK, Dec. Dr. John P. Condon, the elderly "Jafsie' of the Lindbergh kidnaping case, now Is available Tor theater "book- fin advertisement In the theatrical magazine Variety. Dr. Condon, the intermediary in ransom negotiations with the mys- terious has made lever.tl public Abilenlans Friday were "nettlr? aboard" the Reporter-News' Bui Bowl special train to El Paso for the New Year's Day football game bi- tween Hardin-Slmmons pnd the New Mexico Aggies and the border city's annual sun carnival. Ticket solicitors were at work Fri- day morning lining up a complete delegation' fcr "Abilene. Only two days remain after today hut D. H. Jefferles, general chairman, expected by Monday nlghi. tj liivs a complete number of passengers pushed to more than 250, Including more than 100 from Hardln-Slmmohe. The list of those planning to at- tend the game was far from com- plete Friday a dozen or more tickets having been purchased nt Weeks drug store br football fsrts nimei weiu cot token. I Among those going to the Sun Bowl game and who already havi made arrangements are: W. J. Beli- rens, C. C. Redding, Frank Myers Hugh Simmons, Jesse Winters (4) Bob Walker, Dr. W. R. Snow, Msore, Jack Chatham, Dr. and Mra J. D. Sandefer, D. H. Jefferles, Mr and Mrs. Lance Sears. C. M. Cald- well, Dr. and Mrs. Rupert Richard- ton, T. N. Carswcll, !.'r. and Mr? J. D. Sandefer, Jr., and two chil- dren, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Caldwell, Mrs. Bernard Hanks, Mlso Patty Hanks, Mrs. Frank Klmbrough and daughter, Truetl Compere, Jr., a representative or Longhom Cream- cry, representative of Banner Creamery, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Homy. On the train, p.lso, will be t'.ie Set IEAIN, Fife 11, PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 27.-IUP James V. Allred of Texas today was the recipient of the high- est honor the City of Pasadena be- stows annually, grand marshal o, the Tournament of Roses parade New Year's day. Announcement that Gov. Allred had accepted the Invitation to lead the nationally-known flower parade was made by C. Elmer Anderson president cf the Tournament of Roses Association. The parade precedes by a few hoars the Rose Bowl football (tame between Stanford and Southern Methodist universities. Last night Barbara Nichols, 16- year-old Pasadena Junior college- coed, was crowned queen of the 47th annual Tournament of Roses. AUSTIN, Doc. James V. Allred left today toe Cal- ifornia where he will be grand r.iarihal of the Pasadena Tourna- ment of Roses parade and attend the football game between ern Methodist and Stanford uni- versities. He planned to BO by au- tomobile to Colorado, Texas, anJ take a train. Mrs. AUred will by train tonwrow. Mary E. Newman, 16, Popular Junior In High School pecial to the Reporter. MIDLAND. Dec. Eiiza- eth 16, popular hlgl school Junior, was killed Instantly hi n automobile accident In which iree cars figured, at 11 p. m. Thurs. ay on a highway six miles west o: Midland. Two others were injured, Bessie Dale, 20. sustaining severe gashes about the face, and Joe Beane, suf- fering severe bruises and cuts. Five other occupants of the tliree ma- chines were uninjured. A sedan, owned by Paul Burrls, was stalled on the highway out of gasoline. Burrls had gone for gas- oline, leaving Miss Dale, Thclma and Estelllne Chlvers. and Jsck Gotisey, Jr., In the machine. Beane and Miss Newman, approaching from One west crashed Into the rear ol the Burrls ar, the Impact throwing the girl against the car dashboard, crushing ler chest. She died Instantly. Glass from the repr window of ;hc Burrls car caused Miss Dale's Injuries. Hardly had the crash occurred when Wilson Kcyes. Midland oil man. and Mrs. Keyes ran Into the rear of the Bcanc car, resulting principally in further damage to he automobiles. Born at Wlnnsboro, she wtis .1 laughter of Mrs. Aisle Newman of Midland. She was a member of the plrla quartet of the local high school and ol the Midland Baptist :hurrh. Funeral arrangements arc pond- ng the arrlvfil of relatives from iulphur Springe, LOS ANGELES, Dec. sensational but unverified report that a man figuring In the Thelma Todd death Inquiry beat the actress severely a few days before she was found dead of monoxide poisoning Dec. 16. It gave a startling turn to the grand Jury Investigation today. Particular significance was placed on the report by Capt. Jess Wlnn o[ the district attorney's office because it named a central figure In the cur- rent Investigation. As B, result, the grand Jury was expected to surnmon all the em- ployes of the Todd sidewalk cafe to testify concerning the reported beating. 1 Wlnn said the report related Miss Todd and a man engaged in a, vio- lent argument In her cafe late one night after most of the guests h.id departed. Climaxing the dispute the man suddenly struct the film beauty with, his list, knocking across B and-i.wijter inter .veiled to prevent further blows. Although. silent on whether thel rip had any connection with th rumored fight, the entire personnt: of (he jury's criminal complaints committee yesterday visited thi highway resort. They Inspected the second floor a the building, where Miss Todd hat] living quarters adjoining those a Roland West, former film director and walked up the 271 steps to the garage owned by West's estranged wile. Jewel Carmen, where the act- ress' body was found In her ma- chine. Miss Carmen was scheduled to be the first witness as the Jurors re- sumed hearings today in an ef to determine whether Miss Todd's death was a homicide, accident or suicide. Llndy Hostl Aubrey Nell Morgan husband of Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh's sister, Elizabeth, who died a year ago, maj be the hast of the Lindberghs on their trip abroad with their three-year-old son, Jon. Morgan's home Is near Cardiff, Wales. (Associated Press Pioneer Texas Cattleman Dies TULSA, Okla., Dec.- j. Cass, 81, pioneer Texas and Ok- ahoma cattleman, died in a hospit- al here today. Cass, a native of Athens, Tcnn.. went to West Texas as a youth of 7 and was a cattleman with head- quarters In San Angelo for years. He also was a buffalo hunter am) n told of being head of a party hat killed pounds of buffalo meat on one hunt In West Texas, a on. Early Cass, recalled today. The elder Cuss inter went to Ver- ion, Texas, and freighted bv rom there to Lawton, Okia.. haul- ing materials used In some of Law- ton's first buildings. Cass came to Tulsa in 1905 and for years operated a dairy. T. Whit Davidson Of Dallas Is Likely to Succeed Him DALLAS, Dec. Feder- al District Judge Edward R. Meek, oldest member of the federal Judici- ary in point of service, has sent his resignation to President Roosevelt, t was learned today. The letter was sent on Dec. 17, asking that the resignation be made effective Dec. 23. when Judge Mee LAI became 70 years old. been received from No reply ha the preslden jut it was considered certain tha Jurist's request wou A copy a' the reques the elderly x granted. was sent to the attorney general. Judge Meek was appointed dlstrii ludee here by President McKlnle jn July 12, 1398. At that time, h was the youngest federal Judge eve appointed. He has been dean of all the feder See JUDGE, rage 11, Col. G 3 MORE DAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON The Abilene Daily Reporter Or The Abilene Morning News EITHER PAPER, ONE YEAH. BY CITY 'CARRIER, INCLUDrNG SUNDAYS...... nOTH TAPERS, ONE YEAR, WITH UN DAI'S, BY CITY CARRIER OR MAIL................... Thwc raits effective In Abilene and In othrr Wrsl Texas (onus where papers are handled by carrier or agent. Bargain Rate By Mail EITHER PAPER, BIT MAIL, ONE YEAH, INCLUDING SUNDAYS.......... (Effective In Zones J and over 300 mllei from Abilene require 13c ver month extra ADOVE RATES ARE NOT GOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT TUES- DAY, DECEMBER 31st (DM. ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS WITLESS Five Point Program Is Drawn Up; Selassie Insists Troops First Must Withdraw ADDIS ABABA, Dee. sources disclos- ed today the Ethiopian deJeoa- tion to the league of nations has been authorized to ditcusi peace. The basis on which the delega- tion was authorized to talk of settlement of the Halo-Ethiopian war was said to be a program in- volving the following fire points: 1. Withdrawal of Italian from Ethiopia. 3. Recognition of Ethiopia'; sov- ereignty. 3. Payment of Indemnity by Italy. 4. Delimitation .of the boundar- ies between Ethiopia and the Ital- in colonies In East Africa, by ft league of nations commission. 5. Agreement by Emperor Haifa Selassie that Ethiopia would seek foreign economic, administrative and financial assistance and ad- vice, but that Italian would not be permitted. It officially dented, howev- er, that the Emperor was offering' >eace terms or that he had agreed to the points outlined. i V, i 'tIiB emperor wfehdrilal Iran Ethiopia. By Associated Press. Premier Laval of France told I partially hostile chamber of dep- uties 'today that his actions In Meking peace between Italy and Ethiopia had been "fauuess." He sought a parliamentary vota if confidence, which would reaf- Irm the power of his government! to guide the destinies of Laval's problem followed closely hat of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.a week ago In England after the League of Nations flgu- atively tossed the peace plan Into tlie wastcbasket. Baldwin was sustained after For- len Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare ro- le-iied. Th; outcome of the debate n the French assembly remained in oubt as Laval canvassed the mem- xrs for support of his foreign pel- cy. Possibility of a conference of Mediterranean nations to consider ctlngr together in case any were at- acked by Italy was hinted by au- liorllatlve London sources. France, Yugoslavia, Turkey and ircece had Informed Great Britain, in response to Its query, that they would sustain sanctions by giving military support to any nation at- See WAR, Page II, Col. 7 BUI Yager Is Reported Better SANTA ANNA, Dec. A favorable report was made here this morning on tile condition of Bill Yager, young Buffalo Gap ranchman, who was injured In an automobile accident on highway 7 west of here early Christmas night. The young man rested well through- out last night. It was announced. His condition was so much im- proved that an exploratory operation, considered during Monday to de- termine extent of injuries, was not deemed necessary. Yager Is a son o[ Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yager ol Buffalo Gap, former residents of Abilene. Abilene and occaslon- il rain and warmer, tonight and SatunJiy. Weal of ICflth 'Jirtty cloudy lonlilit and Saturday. Kaln n noulheasl portion tonight; warmer In aal portion tonight and In por- lon Saturday. Ea.it of 100th meridian Probably occasional rain and warmer firnc and Saturday. ;