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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1931, Abilene, Texas UNSU TUD .gRrfkne Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOBS, WE SKETCH YOUB WORLD .EXACTLY AS IT EDI1 noN VOLUME L ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, FOURTEEN PAGES i tVKM! r, EDITION OF I I AB11.RNIS MOANIVfl NEW9 J NUMBER LIEF COMPROMISE HITS NEW SNAG fei Hooting Marks Introduction Of Highway Bond Plan CONFESSES ROBBERY OF CHICO BAM All's Well Now LEADS COPS TO HIDING PLACE OF MONEY Randol Ross, One of Five Held In Holdup, Denies Part In Boyrl Roobery "Letting lie and ullh Icsal ut cmT, IhiKli NY. Thompson, 29-vcar-oId DECATUK, Feb. 6. Randol Ross, one of five de- fendants charged with robbery of the Cliico State Bank a week sVro, late Thursday con- fessed his uart in the offense Wilbur Speaks to Deaf Students And Swiftly Flying Fingers of Interpreter Translates Message WASHINGTON. 6. Secretary Wilbur chuckled today as lie related lo friends how swillly' flying fingers wrote into (lie air yesterday a speech he was el Ever was saying1 to was tlic interpreter's that if anything1 wasn't right, Wane it on tlic translator. The secretary's nil dress was made before inmates of the His nurtirncc apparently liunsi Columbia Institution for the dear, en his words, Rr the interpreter's on die birthday anniversary 'of nimble luimts he pi at lull anil bright eyes followed the quick tTgits, Smiles gleamed on the faces of Ills hearers as Wilbur told them Uie late Edward Miner dcl, the founder. Today Wilbur remarked upon the brightness of the faces he had seen, nii-l ihc tokens of In- 10 didn't know exactly what lie j tclligeiice displayed in their work. 'REDUCED HOUSE MEMBERSHIP PROPOSED Rep. Scott of Sweetwater Of- fers Bill to Permit State Loans to Farmers Where Quake Took Heavy Toll and led Wise County officers I to a tree one-fourth mile from the Brirtgetoi't dam construc- tion and revealed of tho loot. Rooks had been piled on the money. Acllne; upon information furnish- of cd by Tloss, Sheriff Workman anil other officers again .searched a house I near >lhc construction and found 'K: St. Louis, and lus bride, are cnjityiuj a second lioiir.vmnoit. tViicn the couple f ivcrc married, Ihc elderly groom's jillLirin'.v ttlcil an immil- jncuit Tlinii the Tliomasjioiis disappeared, licfcrc tin1 tiled, liy tlic- u.t-? j'ldkeii, Ross I u sis led he had, vHu llic .statcm'cfli from' Tfuimns-1 to do with that holdup. son thai he and Ills bride had lie- Ross was visited in jail lien; by conic rcrrjm-lhMl, relatives who that if he; expected help from them, he i [tell the entire truth about liis con- in n sugar The total amount of the loot wns I Questioned in rcnard la the rob- j suit wtrifbcry of the Continental State bank i U'liliuiping nt Boyd January 20 ivjm f ACCUSE 4 AFTER BURGLARY OF Does Her Bit ncctlon, if any, with the Chico bank robbery. After dark Thnrsrlay, Koss (.sent for officers nnd said lie was 'willing to tell ot nil he knew of the Chico offense. Although it wax dark i defendant had no trouble lo- ciULng the tree where the loot was J hidden, the officers -said. It was stated by Hoss tlint no one i but lie bad tmy connection with the robbery. A lone bandit held up tho bunk. First said two men took part, one waiting in nn auto- mobile while another entered the j [bank, bvit investigation by officers rcvcvalcd this was not correct. Ex-Teacher Kills Self in Victoria Charges Filed in U. S. Court Here; Fifth Defendant Held at Dallas Recent looting of a box car in the Texas Pacific yards at Balrd had an aftermath todny with filing of federal charges against four per- sons. A fifth, j, c. Bolton, is in custody in Dallas. Arraigned before Mrs. Ida M. James, U. S. commissioner, S. C- ADSTIN. Feb. The state highway] bond proposal was sent to a committee o n coustitution.il amendments by tlie house to- day. Hooting marked its in- troduction. Another proposed aulendiuent, suggested by J. B. Haynes of Oleburne, would re- duce the house membership. IE proposes two representatives for each state senatorial dis- trict. This would cut the house from 150 to 62 members. P-l Insert; Legislature Banner Drouth Relief Bill. A drouth relief bill was offered by Rep. Will 1L Scott of Sweetwa- WASHINGTON, I-tb. Itcr- "Under it county commission- While Administrator HJncs of the j clV courts may loan money to each Veterans bureau was urging yester- j CUNNINGHAM'S VOTE -AUSTIN. Feb. Cun- nitigham, senator from the IVcst Texas iHslrict, ivill not vole against Hie of Frank BaPdivin as a mender of tlic stale board of education, ho sairl today. The senate, fix- ing Monday for executive session, appareHtTy will not then review the board of education appointments, liut consider only SENATE MOVES TO STOP PAYMENT OF CERTAIITDISAELED VETS" Bureau Officials, Drawing High Salaries and Fat Disability Checks Are Target for Resolution day a.'cut In disability allowances -rtucjjlgJjpspUalization as incen- tive to tho iiien to leave the nov- crtinicnt institutions as soon as they arc cured, the senate struck at em- ployes of the veterans bureau who arc drawing .compensation as dis- abled men simultaneously with their j salaries from the government. It approved a resolution to pro- hibit Government employes with sal- aries of or more from receiv- I huj disability allowances. The ac- lion came after Senator re- publican. Pennsylvania, termed cx- islitig conditions ft "wildspread scandal, mid named a long list of men drawing substantial sums Irotn both sources. "It ts astounding, said Hoed, to find hov; much kidney trouble, stomach trouble and chronic bron- chitis has been found among those J men who never saw France during the war, but were able to show Ellison and Mi's. Mary Logan were their, companions that their diseases cadi Riven bond at and J. came from the army service. I won- der how these sauries SOUIK! When KoKcmary iCmissc, .T, above of AVeb.stor, IV. Y., heard that other lEUIc liflys and Klein were liimtrry, slie tnok a hatf itotlar nut of her b.tnU anil sent it to Ilnovrr "lo buy sonic brcari and liitllcr and nillh and ftr lljpm. She tailed the VICTORIA, Feb. Shot through Ibc heart, Miss Sue liajus, 30, former leneher In the Vic- toria public- schools, was found dead yesterday in an office in the Vic- toria National Bank building, A note hi her purse rceu.icsl.eil that her brother. Dr. W. C. WiJHams of San Marcos, be notified. Justice T. P. Lenoir returned a verdict of sui- cide. Thfi to San Mai was ein cuts reside hi San Augelo. rc-Ji while C'ros 'j n mv lut s K os c m nry 's penny. Shoots, Repents nt her hus- band's ivoutills. Mrs. Alline Keck 23, lias been held in jail, :i1 Ohiihc, K.is. She is salil la Jun-c shot liftu in n Jealous rajjc. Af'.cr ihc slinoUng; Mrs, Keck look her Inisbaml In n Imsjiilal and brppci to I'Minvctl nurse liiiu to lic.-llh, G, Austin and Will Fife at Tlic defendants pleaded not guilty. Ellison, a Chestnut street dealer in second-hand goods, and Mrs. Logan arc charged with receiving and concealing stolen property. El- lison was arrested .today at his store by Baylor Crawford, deputy U. S, marshal, on a warrant out uf federal court; and Mrs. Logan rtL her China street home by H. T. O'Bar and G. C. Hall, city plain- clothes men. Austin and Fife hnd niVi't bccn in custody earlier. They -e charged with burblary. The box car episode occurred January 30, and most of the goods Her pr- Miss Sue H. Williams last No- vember 30 listed her application with the El Pa.sa-Texarkcina Teach- ers' Agency, rounded ant] operated by W. A. Bynmn of Abilene. Snc gave her address EIS 2Q West regarcl avenue, San Angclo; her jigc 31; and her preference, Instruction in intermediate grades. MLss Williams was a. 1920 gradu- ate of C. I. A., Den ton, now t h c Texas Slate College for Women, in 1023 she attended thn Art institute, Chicago. She taught in the Dallas schools I92o-6, at Victoria lSZt-5. and in Hawaii 1020-22. she said Hi her application she had nqt bcrn teaching the past four years, as she owned and operated n Martha Washington cnndy shop in S a n taken was recovered Wednesday from a truck which officers found at a point three miles north of Ab- ilene. Tlie loot included 24 pairs of chcnp shoes. 48 pairs of with tobacco, candy and other sun- dries. City officers working on the case had the assistance of M. C. Darnell and B. L. Bates, special officers of tlic Texas Pacific, and L. E- Kiugman, U. S. agent. some poor enlisted man Is drawing compensation of LI mouth and has no job. He said there was positive pro or the bureau officials were too Ubcrai in diagnosing one another's disa- bilities. Hincs' plan for cutting- disability allowances involved a 50 per cent cut in the maximum allowances, with provision that in the ca.sc of married men the half taken off would be paid the families. In no case would the allowance go below a mouth. He admitted the proposal would bo unpopular but was urged imme- diately to draw up legislation lo carry it out. There was little be- lief today It stood any chancy of passage at this session, the nominalism of John A. Nm-- ris for chairman of tlie stale ivalcr board, rcappaiiitmenl. HOOVER COLD TO REVISED PLAN OF SENATE C r 0 SAHFRAHCiSCO A HAWAIIAN ISLANDS The yesterday asltcrl Senator Cunniueham by lo stale how lie would vole on the Italdwin appointment. The West Texas Chamber of Commerce has made a protest agninst con- firmation of HID Waco cdilor oil tlic ground he is hostile to this section. needy fanners to buy seed and feed for cultivation of 60 acres. If the county cannot raise the loan money, the bill provides that up to per county may be loaned by the state on approval oC the gov- ernor. Loans are to be secured by crop Ucns payable next December with low interest. In the senate general appropria- tions bills for tho next two years for higher schools and state insti- tutions were uitvouuccd by Senate? Beck, chairman of tho state finance (Turn to page 13, Col. 4, please! Buck Jones Be Tried Feb. 23 OVALO UPSETS TUSCOLAFIVE BRADSHAW, LAWN OTHER VICTORS AS COUNTY TOURNEY OPENS Above 'is a view of Hawkc.s' Bay, Napier, Norlh Island, New Zea- land, scene of the disastrous earthquake ivliich devastated the cUy, InJK-ing more than persons nnd killing hundreds, Tidal waves and added, lo the terror ot survivors oC tup. catastrophe and breaks in the earth's crust arc sa'id to extend a distance of 10 miles, Virtually .-ill of North Island felt the shock. COWBOYS TO GO LEGGE TO QUIT ON AIR OVER OFFICE AFTER MARCH 4TH President's Attitude Renews Deadlock; His Friends Are Stunned RP rAnl firt Bllck Jnncs" v.-ith tiic fatal .1.1 UUIj hci.c Of Wcldon L. Russcl) Dies in Sherman Plotter Against Mussolini Jailed SHERMAN, Feb. F. Pool, Sr.. 68. died at his home here Tlmi'sdny after a long Illness. Pool in 1911 founded n garment, factory which has two plants here and one at McKinncy. He was formerly a merchant In Carnej-on and Inter a ranchman In West Texas. Ovalo, IJradsliaw and Lawn wero winners this momlng as the first three ot live uames needed in com- plete tlie first round of the Taylor county basketball tournament were played. Victory of Ovalo over TuscoJn, J6 to i3, provided the (ivst leature aud i at, the same time the first upset. TuscoU had been favored to tight ROME, Feb. (i......Ml Fl T Sr" wns Schh-ni. arrested Tuesday for, of Ah" brother. possession of iirra.ms nnd "c.vplo-1 llcuc', rhc Uvo nlc" wcrc slves, confessed today, police saifl, i that he had planned nn attempt on MOmlneut, In Texas manufacturing, His c.lothinB fac- tory at Sherman, established .'n 1911, rose from n email overall manufacturing house employing lit persons to an Institution whose payroll liss run up to 700. He the life of Premier Mussolini. He brought two hiBh plosive bomb.? here for that pur- pose, police said he told them. Schlrrn attested utter a sun- liffht with police and there were rumors at the time that lie had planned an attempt on ISfussoIinrs lite, but these were denied by tin. mcrly had ranching interests around Abilene real estate man, late in January, was set for February 23, Arraigned for hearing Thursday, Jones was offered bond at Midhmd officers were wondering i it out with Lawn for the champion- today whether Jones will have to be Neither team was able to rcimticlcd under another basket at close quarters, Haslctt cl Columbus, Ohio, who Is' to sldc D Hazard accounted here. The defendant, however, de- for ncai'ly all of Tuscola's scores, j clarcs lie Is named Jones and says'getting twelve points. distant; the Haslett from Ohio Is only a half: Lawn and BraxLshaw copped by j one-sided majorities from Tye and North Park, Score ijl CV IVinvnnn HanAe i tllc! Lawn was M lo 16' f netiUb In the Bradshaw game was SI to 7. n. Windham headed the Lawn scorers with 14, and Bas'ivcll j IVAS high for Ilradslinw wltli J3. OLNEY Fcb V Morgan, Thls afternoon Potosi was schcd- dcnlcr and civic against Rogers, Sanclefer, banti manager, aunounc- crt today lie had closed a contract, via long distance telephone, for a one-hour concert over station WOAI, SBJI Antonio, the night of either Saturday, Fcb. 21, or Sunday the birthday. The program is to go out over NBC's national hook-up, he was in- formed. Tlic band's appearance will be In Laredo, fn the border city's Washington celebra- tion, nn annual affair which is na- tionally famous for its magnitude and uniqueness. Thirty to forty bands will participate. Including Mexican bands, In two days of mu- sic, but the Cowboy Band'draws the feature hour over NBC, through WOAI, Sandefcr was advised. "H'c wll! give our European vau- program, with several new', j novc-Kics we have worked up for jour summer appearances." he said. j "The band will leave In two blisses jtlic morning of February 20. stop-! phiK at Kcrrvillc to give a concert that night." One-Hour Concert To Be Broad-; Declines to Elaborate; J. C. cast Throughout Nation j Stone of Kentucky Groom- On February 21 or 22 ed as Successor 'The Cowboy Band of Simmons! WASHINGTON, Feb. university will make its nationwide j Aicximacr H. whose chair- acbut on the air this month Gib Jiunui. numhiu ot federal farm bonrd has been marked by considerable j controversy, plans to retire soon after congress adjourns on March 4, it was learned today. President Hoover lias several times sought to persuade Chairman Leggc to remain, but lias been un- successful, and it is the adminis- tration plnn at this time to appoint James C. Stone of Kentucky to ixic- cccd him. Stone is now vice chnir- (Turn to pnge 13, Col. 6, please! BY K. HUTOH1NSON I. N. S. Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Feb. President Hoover's refusal to interpret a prospective com- promise relief bill, in advance of its enactment, today dead- locked an.ew the controversy betweett White House and sen- ate oyer federal appropriations for sufferers in the drouth areas. AH Factions Willing All factions in the senate were willing to accept a compromise, ap- propriating1 federal funds under any' terms laid down by the president, providing only he would have pow- er to spend the money in buying food should drouth distress ge.t >riiid'control of tho .American Rea Cross. Tlie factional'leaders mere- ly Insisted that the president agroe the compromise would give liun such a power. Tlie deadlock came when Mr. Hoover declined to Inter- pret his powers under tlie compro- mise. The president's attitude stunned administration leaders in the senate they had been led to believe t he president favored a. compromise oL the drouth controversy, in order LO avoid a special session after March 4. Co usequen tly, t hey won over democratic leaders to the point of negotiating a compromise, the exact terms of which were virtually left to the president. All these peace efforts were blasted when tlie pres- ident refused to enter the negotia- tions. Appropriation Rejected The legislative Jam In the senate, meanwhile was accentuated when the conference report on the post- office and treasury appropriations bill, was rejected after being held (.Turn to page 13, Col. 6, please) Los Aageles Hops Off for Panama WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. navy dirigible Los Angeles left Ouan- tanamo, Cuba, at a. m. today for Panama. Tho dirigible was moored fn the Guantanamo naval ba-w yesterday, atter an uneventful journey from Lakehurst.- -The Los Angeles new miles in, 24 hours and seven minutes. Cadet Flier Is BELLE LIVINGSTON, HOSTESS FOR NIGHT TERM Picturesque Former Actress Found Guilty of Contempt in Dis- regarding Injunction Restraining Pro Law Violation WeatheTt past president of the Texas Travel- ers Protective Association, nnd for- _______ against, Rogers, and Bluir mianimonsly clectcrt president j "gainst Trent, llnmby, Buffalo dap, kUtturUics. Auiarlllo. of the local chamber of commerce i and Merkcl drew byes and advanced las', night. automatically luto the second A. A. Cooper, lands and insurance round. Some .second round games man, was chosen vice president. may be played this noon, NEW YORK, Feb. BeUe Livingston, picturesque nig'nt club hostess who declares she open- ed her so-called "salon" in the fashionable fifties at the suggestion 1 Dreiser, the novelist, date on sentenced u> tuin? days In Jail. i Slic was convicted of contempt of EL PASO. 6, siMclal court. for violating an Inlunctlon; plane was to leave here todny rorlrMtrnlnlnc her from violating tho Cailsb.ici. N. M., to return Earl Don- 'prohibition law. Her trial resulted j nelly, cadet flier of Kelly Field, lo from a, raid on her "salon1' only! his squadron. j days sftcr the injunction had Donnelly, who became separate.! j been Issued. i from the army tilers during an ex-1 Belle, who faced a maximum': i curfiion flight Wednesday morning, i term of one year before she was wired Fort Bliss officers late last sentenced, steadfastly maintained night that he was safe. the "salon" was not her own, and I DurtnK the two day.s he was miss- that she was merely, in the employ 1 tug, 45 avmy tliera piutielpated in ,of the night, clu'o ownevs. extensive search for him. Tlie IMS- would mean little or nothing Rage reported he had been forced; to impose a fine en said Juds-, rtown by engine trouble on a ranch'Cnflcy In jailing JVllc. 30 miles southeast of Rsswcll. New appeal will be made by IlcT.r, i Mexico. (Turn to yage 13, Col. 1. nlcisc! ;