Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1935, Abilene, Texas
RAIN E Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, EIGHT PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 16Z Blizzard Damage High In Millions State Police Declare War Against Gamblers BLACKS ON OFFENSIVE First Major Counter-At tack of African War Is Underway By Associated Press. Premier Mussolini's blackshlrt troops lost 52 Italian and native sol rliprs in a Sunday battle at Uarleu said a government announcement a lEome today, as Ethiopia apparent] Hung itself into the conflict deter mined to thwart the enemy advanc with largt-scnle military operation; Heavy iJosses The Italian communique added "heavy Ethiopian losses" occurred In addition to the 52 killed, 1 were wounded on the Italian sic in the encounter on the norther front. Marshal Pietro Badoglio advise Rome Italian airplanes aided a dc iachment of Ethiopian troops, will- had gone over to the Italians, to de feat numerous Ethiopian forces i the upper Webbe Shlbeli valley c Southern Ethiopia. While Empenor Halle Selassi consolidated his forces in the for what was described in from Addis Ababa as the first ma i Ipr counter-offensive, by Ethiopian. .ftiK the War, Pre See WAR, Page 7, Col. 6 ALL ABOARD FOR SUN BOWL T9ESDAYA.M. Train and Game Tickets Stili on Sale; 100 Abilen- ians to Accompany It will be "all aboard" Tuesday morning for the Reporter-News' Sun Bowl football special train to El Paso for the New Year's Day football game between Hardln-Sim- mons and the New Mexico Aggies. At tomorrow the special train, bearing approximately 100 Abilenians and the Hardln-Slm- mons football team, Cowgirls' pep squad, Cowboy Band and faculty members and students of the uni- versity, will head over the Texas Pacific for the border city. In the Hardin-Simmons delega- tion will be John G. Hardin, Burk- [mett. the university's outstand- b benefactor along with the late b. Hardin. With him -will be Jack Chatham, business manager of the Hardin Interests, Mrs. Chat- ham and their daughter, TIB list of Abllenians who will ride the train swelled steadily Mon- day morning, with numerous others indicating they would buy train tickets later In the day. Among Princess of Sun Carnival Selected by members of the body as their Sun Princess, Mis" Elsie Raye Rlsney will represent the New Mexico State college In the Son Carnival and pageant in El Paso New Year's day. A senior In the School of General Science, Che is an honor student, a member of Zeta ?au Alpha and prominent In student affairs. Betty Gow Declines Lindy's Job Offer White House Story Of Invitations Is False Says Smith NEW YORK, Dec. E. Smith today characterised as "Imix" irbmt he raid was a statement by a white house spokesman that "at least once a year Mr.. Smith hsa been invited to pus either a nlfht or a week-end there, bnt he never saw fit to accept even one of GET TIB MEN Phares Says Big Shots Warned to Leave the State or They Will Be Escorted Out AUSTIN, Dec. L. G. Phares, acting director of the Texas department of public today the slate had declared relentless war against ft la re- cepted. It Is the only one I ever re- time" gamblers. Eponsible for the following state-1 cefved these invitations." The former governor was 62 years old today. When asked at n birthday Inter- view about his relusal to spend a night at the White House when he addressed the American Liberty League In Washington Jan. 26. Sml'.n the following the Inauguration of President Rocsse- velt I received one Invitation, ZERO IN THE EflST Storm Reaches From Georgia to New Eng- land; Atlanta Counts Loss NEW YORK, Deo. raging blizzard covered the I Middle Atlantic coast today with six inches of snow and swept on Boy Sacrifices Life For Dog WmSLOW. Me, Dec. year oM Cotfort, sacrificed his life ftr hh here Colforf and two boj umpu- loiu wen on hinting Mf with the dor TM." The dot ran on U nllrad tneki ai a tnia u. proached. Coltard followed and pished hU pet to ufelj bit slipped and fell In front of the train. He died of a fractured skull. VUb -L JCVCIVCU Ullc lllvlwlbL.m, __ _ j i through Secretary Mcfntyre, when! New England, leaving it was known that I was to attend i its wake at least 16 deaths and ,.z notlce Hle press that a meeting of the trustees of Catnr- University at Washington." "That Invitation was to tea at in the afternoon in the con Df John J. Raskob and Dr Sullivan, and that Invitation I ac- Minus Made lip "We have made up our mind that gambling can be Phares said. "That Is what we are going to do. We told the big shot gamblers they may as well get o'ut of Texas and If. they don't get out we'll put iiem out. We will close up every big shot's place if It takes the en- tire force to do Phares said that where necessary rangers would be permanently as- signed to gambling establishments n make certain gambling is not resumed. "Our men are liable to pop up any time, dressed any lie commented. "Some may be. disguis- ed as women. If any at'tempt Is made .to gamble In their presence it be just too bad." Bangers donned dress In weekend raids on Houston establ- ishments. "There are lots of ways of killing a dog besides choking it to Phares commented on the change >om traditional big hats and cow- toy boots. Phares said the rangers would be used chiefly to stop Rambling but hat if necessary highway patrol, men and secret operatives would be used also. HOUSTON, Dec. as rangers in dinner Jackets appar- ntly had slopped gambling in See HANGERS, Pap; 7, Col. S ment: 'This is not the first time Mr. Smith has 'been Invited to be an overnight guest of the White House. At least once a year Mr. Smith has been invited to pass either a night or a week-end there, but he never saw fit to accept even one of these invitations.' "This statement Is false. Since up to the that came las: week from Mrs. Roosevelt, which was promptly acknowledged. "We might Just as well have the record straight." The former governor refused to make any additional discussion ol the Invitation Incident and nelthei gee SMITH, Fife 7, Col. I DEATH CLAIMS COZART J Uiose added to the passenger list Monday mo are: o. D. DI1- George Go- lishllv. A. D. Nichols of the Pig-j day. essation Of Present Cold Spell Also Is Predicted The weatherman, who has fore- ast rain for Abilene and the West s area lor the last couple of ys.. continues the prognostJcaUon, Former Abilenian Killed Little Scottish Nurse Is I Freak Accident Working In Glasgow Dress Shop In today. sayu that occasional show- fall tonight and Tnes- Cbpj-rlEhl, 1033. By The Associated GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. Betty Gow told The Associated Press today that Colonel and Mrs. Char- les A. Lindbergh have asked her to work for them again, "but I don't think I'll go." T2ie little Scottish nurse from whom the first Lindbergh baby was kidnaped' and slain was inter- viewed on the top deck ol a Glas- EOW street car while she was going to work In a dress shop this mom- Ing. She disclosed the invitation from her former employers as the Lind- berghs, with gly-Wlggly Stores, C. c. Reed (3 H. A. Fender, Pat Tackett. Worth Nanct and Jqhn A. Weeks of Ballinger. Stops will be made at larger towns pn route to El Peso. First will be at Swectwater at where the dele- Ration Will remain fifteen minutes Other stops will be: Colorado Big Spruic Midland Odessa Pecos The band and the entire delegation wljl leave the train 11 each stop El Paso ivlll be reached at p m. Tuesday night. Headnuarters 'will be established at the Hilton Hotel. El Paso. The Sun Carnival parnde, with more than 100 floats and a score or more bands entered, will be Wednesday See TRAIN, Page 7, Col. 7 Cessation of the fluctuating cold Jon, were nearing Liverpool aboard a cargo steiimer, seeking a calm, and secure life in the English country- wave, which has seen the thermom-1 eter do some fancy skidding, also Is j Gcw, a star witness at the piomlsed From a warm afternoon Saturday, when 64 degrees was reg- istered, the mercury took a sudden I New Jersey trial of the baby's con- demned slayer, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Indicated she would plunge' of 29 degrees In six hours continue to work in the dress shop. r _ ._ _. Silo caM clia hartfft Irnm to Report On Rail Pension Plans WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Tho railroad retirement commission, uurliorlzed by Iho Inst to investigate rail pension will flic tin report with President Roosevelt tomorrow. Mrmbcr.i declined to discuss the and kept going down until It touch' ed tils season low of 25 at 8 a. m. Sunday. Thursday morning, the same figure had been marked to set the bottom recording, so far, this winter. Prom the low mark, It to 54 between 3 and 4 o'clock. The low this morning was 30, and at 10 o'clock, the readlnp was 43 degrees. Severe Tremors Shake Germany BERLIN, Dec. 23 000 square miles of Badne, Wuert tembcrg, Hesse and parts of Bavaria experienced two sharp earth trem- ors, c.-ach of them of two to thrte seconds duration, tbdav. Scientists said they were the most severe jhocks In M years. In Pormoftns walls were split, windows cracked and the suburbin population fled Into the open fe.ir- ng their homes would coliopsc. The rcmors coincided with r. sudden hftw In the mountains. So FMualtlu -nut repotted, She said she had heard from the Lindberghs and that they had ask- ed her to reenter their employ. "But I don't think I'll she said, "all I to da now Is to be Allowed to live a normfil life. "The Lindberghs were the most kindly and considerate a! employers one could ask. but, I want to forget f.ll about the past. "I don't want money. "I have receive.1 offers from film producers and theatrical represen tatlves. I have been asked to make See LINDBERGHS, Pare 7, Col. 7 Aqed Druqgist Is Claimed By Death BROWNWOOD, Texas, Dec. 30 services for Roy Orecn Hallum. 13, durgglst and trustee of Danlr] Baiter college, were arranged for this afternoon nt the Browiiwouc' first Presbyterian church. He died yesterday after R hcnrt attack. Sur- viving were widow, five sons ontl daughter, Struck by a flywheel at a Lamcsa mill Saturday afternoon, Alex E. Cozart, 32, died Instantly. The wheel came loose from a grinding machine, "-.rashed through two walls kUled Cozart and continued through the outer wall of the building to the yard of a home a half-block distant where some children were playing One little girl, whotu name was nu'. learned, suffered a broken leg. Mr. who has been .andi- Ing and farming near Lamesa for the past year, had gone to the mill] to have some feed grouml. The body was brought to Abilene Sunday In a Laughter Funeral coach, and is at the family horn BIS Palm street. He was bora. in Abilene 32 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cozart. He married Miss Alma Curry in Abilene 13 years ago. Agnes Edmiston, 15, and John Wallace of Voca Are Victims Special to the Reporter BALLINGER, Dec. per- sons were killed End five were in- jured, one of them seriously. In a head-on collision of automobiles on the highway seven miles west of here Sunday afternoon. The Dead The dead are Miss Agnes Edmls- ton, IS, anrt John Erwin Wallace, 22, both or Voca, 14 miles south of Brady. Seriously injured was Mrs. Pearl Newton. 35, a gas company book- keeper at Dublin, who was traveling east with her two nieces, Betty Jo of San Angelo, and Barry, 15. o! Dublin. She was taken to St. John's hospital at San Angelo, where examinations disclosed a fracture of the skull, broken arm, possible internal injur- ies and facial cuts. The girls were cut and bruised but were released after treatment at Shannon's hospi- tal, San Angelo. Eastland Senator Will Serve Short Term as Acting Governor AUSTIN, Dec. 30. W) Senator W. B. Collie of Eastland. 34-year-old lawyer, arrived at the capital today to prepare for his approaching short term as acting governor. He will be Texas' sixth governor this yeai wnen Governor Allred and Lieut.-Gov. Walter Woodul cross state llr.es tomorrow en route to California and Louisiana, respective- ly, to attend "bowl" football Acting Governor Collie will be honored with an inaugural dinner tomorrow night and go to Poll: county Wednesday to attend a cele- bration of the Alabama and Cou- shattl Indians at their reservation near Livingston. He will deliver a medal to the- new chief. millions of dollars of damage. The heavy snowfall that stavled around dusk last night continued today with falling temperatures that In some sections dropped to zero. High winds swirled the snow Into deep drifts and weather bureav's warned that tha thermometer, hov- ering around 18 at midday, would drop sharply towards night a n average from eight to ten above zero for the east. Heavy In Atlanta In Atlanta alone damage was tlmated unofficially at heat and telephones were missing from many homes, ant street car service stopped during the week-end. Forty-five thousand men and 300 snowplows were called out dawn In New York to clear the streets of jnow more than 3 Inches deep, CoastEl shipping was disrupted and railroad and bus service hampered by heavy winds and snow combined .with "tilling: es. At? lines In the east grounded or rerouted their planes. The deaths of five persons In the southeast, six In Oklahoma, one In- New York, and four In Philadelphia were attributed to tJie storm. Dam- age In Georgia centered In a 40-mile circle around Atlanta. Light anc telephone circuit? began going oul Saturday evening as ice-laden trees started losing branches. Two hundred linemen strugged today to restore Atlanta HUBS (ML WN.LIGGETT es, while the Electric Power corn- See WEATHER, Page 7, Col. S Boston Banker Is Claimed By Death Riding in the automobile with j WINCHESTER, Mass., Dec. Miss Edmlitoi] and Wallace were the girl's brother. Wilson Edmlston, 17, of Voca, and Miss Mamie Knox, of Brady. Edmiston, who wfcs driv- ing, was treated at the Hallcy The service was scheduled at 2 p. m. today in the Cedar Hill tery, with Dr. F. M. Warren and Rev. W. C. Chlldress officiating. Survivors are his wife, chil- dren, Molay, Mary Frances, Ellza- xih Ann, Boy and Vera Mae: nls lather, W. C. Cozart, and a brother. 3. Corart, Abilene; and four sisters, Mrs. Perry Eaton of Rotan, Mrs. F. E. Akin, Mrs. W. E. House and Miss Vera Cozart of Abilene. Sec ACCIDENT, Pajc 7, Col. 5 Cotton Pool Has Bales NEW YORK. Dec. ton holdings of the government- sponsored producers' pool on Dec. 15, the latest date for which figures are available, aggregated 1. bales, the New York cotton ex- change senlcc reported today. The total consisted or bales of spot cotton and bales of futures. A week ago It was officially re- ported the pool holdings ot January futures totaled at, that time 196 or bales, ell on the New York Cotton ex- change. Closing Inquiry Into Todd Death LOS ANGELES, Dec. Two key witnesses In the Thelma Todd case were summoned by the grand jury today as Inquiry Into the octree' death reached Its final stages. They ihe comedienne's mother, Mrs. Alice Todd, and Ro- land West, actor-producer, who tes- tified at the coroner's Inquest Miss Todd was his "best Mend." Others called were three experts. County Autopsy Surgeon A. F. Wag- ner, Dr. J. P. Sampson, Santa Mon- ica physician, and Ray Pinker, po- lice chemist who analyzed the blood stains' found or. Miss Todd'n' face, antl on the running board of tlif, automobile In whim bcr body lay. Students Hold Demonstration at Cairo University CAIRO. Dec. stu- denUi demonstrated outside and In- side the National University today when It was opened for the. first time since Nov. H. The Institution was closed Uiat time because of nntl-BrllLsh riots. Arthur Downs, 63, head ol the Boston office of Hoyden Stone sn-J company, investment bankers, and former president of the Boston Stock Exchange, died here today. He was chairman of the cxccutlvs board of the Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., and had many other business connections. Cagney Quarreling With Film Studio HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. James Cagney's dispute with Warn- er Brothers studio simmered ioday, pending his return from a weekend yachting trip. Warner officials admitted the red-haired star Is off the pay list, at least temporarily. He is reported to draw a week on a contract that has two years to run. Friends of the actor denied he is demanding a larger salary. They said Hie flnre-up Involves hU desire to make fewer pictures, and have a voice in selecting stories, sup- porting cast and director. In the last tlirec years. Cagney has mnde 14 pictures. He Is Bald to be seeking permission to work at other studios during his 12 weeks annual vacation. Hero Of The Marne Was In Command of One Million Men SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. Lieut. Gen. Hunter Liggett, one- time Indian fighter, hero of ths Marne and commander of the army of Gannan occupation, died today lt Letterman hospital at the presidio here. He was 78. General Liggett had been to ttii hospital since January, 1935. Hii wife, Mrs. Harriet Lane Liggett, her. Dslf In fraJ health, remained also during the long months of hij last lilnew. They had no children. of the two men given rank of lieutenant general'in active, (brori seas service during the and the French armlcsi Though, lie retired In 1831 with pre-war status of major general, he regained the higher ranking In As a 23-year-old second ant recently graduated at West Point, he led a platoon of Infantry to successful battle against hostl'o Sioux Indians In Montana. In 1879 In 40-below-zero weather. He helpod capture Chief Indian leader of the Ouster massacre, at the battle of Poplar Creek. He saw active ser- iice on the Mexican border, in Cubi and the Philippines. The first corps, under General Llggett's leadership, maintained a continuous advance during 23 days of determined fighting, in the op- erations which began July 18, 1918, and drove the enemy back from .he Marne and then across the Ourcq and tha Vesle. He commanded the first American army corps to take Its place in the ightlng lines in France, and hli brilliant record led to his betitf placed by General John J. Pershlnj at the head of the first American army on Oct. 16, 1918, just before he November "big push" and the war's close. Later he was assigned 10 command the army of occupation at Coblenz, Germany. Since the general's retirement, ind his wife have lived a quiet, :lvillan life here. A little more nan a year ago, they took a re trip to Hawaii. Find Body ol Brady Hunter BRADY, Texas, Dec. 30- searching party early today found the body of C. A. Givlt. 62. davit evidently had died of heart, dlsciuic night while hunljilg about 30 miles southeast of 'Brady. He had engaged In cotton buying and ranching here lor many LAST CHANCE Tomorrow (Tuesday) Is the Last Day In which to takr advintare of the Bargain Rates. If you have not paid jour subscription (o this paprr for next year, MAIL YOUR CHECK TODAY. IT MUST be In our office or in the mill nc.fore midnight Toesdav, Dec, Slsl. All letters mailed Tuesday containing chi cks at the Bargain Raits will be accepted. NOTE TO CITY SUBSCRIBERS: If jou have ilreaiy paid the for EITHER paper, you pay 52.50 mart for the other nsiitr for one yesr. Get your check In the mall TODA1. The Abilene Morning News ------Or------ The Abilene Daily Reporter Bargain Rate By Mail EITHER PAPER, BV MAIL, ONE YEAR, INCLimiNG SUNDAIS.......... (Effective In Zones 1 over 200 mllei from Abilene require I5c per month ellra _____ EITIfER IMPEH, ONE TEAR, BY CITS CARRIER, INCLUDING SUNDAYS...... BOTH PAPERS, ONE YEAR, WITH SUNDAYS, BV CITY CARRIER OR MAIL.................... These ralei effective In Abilene ind In other West Texas towns where ure handled by carrier or agent. ABOVE RATES ARE NOT fiOOD AKTf.R MIDNIGHT TUES- DAY, DECEMBER 1035. Commissioners Study Bids On Road Machinery Taylor county commissioners were j In special session here today to consider bids on road machinery. A large grader, a road malntalner and a track type tractor are to be bought. Bids on the machinery were ad- vertised for following the meeting of December 9. Used machinery was offered in trade. HUMORIST DIES NEW YORK, Dec. Clar- mce Day. 61. humorist and artist, wliose book "Life With Father" is a current besl teller, died Saturday. AhJJfne and lot nlffTU Tueidiy, a-armer ton'ght. Welt West of loom meridian Partly cloudy (oniEhl "nd Tiesdaj-, wanner In loutlleaat portion tonllhl. Eut or 100th meridian Occasional rain tonight aad warmer tonight. Sun. Mon.