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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1935, Abilene, Texas >FAIR AND COLDER pl "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WOHlO EXACTLY AS IT noN VOL. L1V.' FulKeased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE. JAHUARY 3, 1935- TEN PAGES ( Edition nf Th NUMBER 109 ainst German Congress Convenes, Awaits Word From FDR The Head Men Meet the new "head men1' of the lower house ot congress. Top is Rep. Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee, assured the speaker- ship wJicii democrats iiomitiafcl him by acclamation. Below is Rep. William B. Bankhca'd of Alabama, elected democratici floor leader on the second ballot. Bankliead succeeds Uyrns, who was moved up a notch, and Byrns succeds the laic T. nalney. Three Brothers Face Charges Ot Kidnaping Browrifield Man BROWNFTELD, Tex., Jan. Formalities Completed as Byrns .Assumes Speak- ship; 'Belief Proposals Expected In Message WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (AP) by an array, of I grave national probtems, the strongest d em a era tic congress in history convened qtoietly to-! day still in the dark as to what impends in the new deal. j Overshadowing the ties of the moment was. a throb- bing curiosity over what legis- lation President Roosevelt will recommend tomorrow and thereafter, on relief, NRA, the banking and- capital and labor questions. Byrns, Garner Preside The ascent of Representative Joseph W.' Bynis of Tennessee to the speakership in the house dom- inated the organization of both branches for business, once the gaveli fell at noon. A fellow south- erner, Gamer of Texas, presided smilingly. In the senate. 'hree young members of Perry county farming family, said chaTges of kidnaping, robbery wllli firearms, and theft of an. automobile wovl'4 be and. they stopped and got In the rear seat. "One of the boys on the ba Overe ne'd here in connection h the kidnaping and robbeiy of L. Cruce, Brownfield automobile ler, yesterday. Irrested at Colorado, 140 miles theast of here, five hours after ice was abducted when the iths enU-red his automobile ensibly Tor a demonstration, 'the jnnde no resistance. released', 'unharmed but robbed of between saw. an 18-year-old boy entered his place, late- today and said he wished to purchase an automobile. "I took him out in the car, demonstrated It and he'tpld me he did net have enough to pay cash for the car but. would get his father and brother and told me to look around "said 'We are taking you for ride.' He; held a pistol In his hsn "We drove toward Big Sprl and when about three miles fro town they stopped, searched r and took all my money, betwe S135 and }HO. Then they gave r and let me go. They were ve courteous and did not attempt harm me. I could not tell fro E. Gregory of Mitchell said. corjvejsation where til 1 Deputy H. A. Cook 'and Con-ble Jack Dclaney intercepted the chine as they drove into "Twenty minutes later the boy returned to the place with' a companion about 26 yea'rs old.. I to go after leaving me Sheriff Slaughter notified Col rado officers by telephone of t Tiey were nished to Big ycunncr drive and. the other, man get In the back seat probable flight In that 6 rectton and officers were awol ere Cruce Identified them as Just as we got outside their arrival. ths who abducted him and limits the boy driving said he had never sc hlm of man, who he said was of Hie yuutlii 'before. the .word -spread .In Immedlaic 'payment of the spldtcrs' bonus .rras immbfr Tout'of a deiuje of .in tlie ere offered on K. C, TRIAL IS NEARING JURY KANSAS, OJTY. Jan. defense In. the trial of seven per- sons charged with tho conspiracy which led to the Union Station slayings at. "five men June 18, 1933, rested nt a. m. today. 'The case was expected to go to ths Jury.late today.or tomorrow. Re- buttal .'to' begin' after r ..the .noon' recess 'and af giiipents' and- fo the jury- to'lol- All seven defendants wcre-cftlied: upon -to testify with .the exception of Herbert Farmer, who Is others' are Mrs. Esther Farmer, Klchard T. aalatas and his wife; Louis (Doc) stacdl, Frank (Fritz) MuUoy, and Kash, widow of.the convict who'was'slam with four officers at the Union Sta- tion plaza here 18 month's ago as Thinks Monthly. Is Adopt Sched- tiles. Friday ness.stand any part .in the conspiracy. Is Confined to Ho.spital On Day House Con- venes For Work authoritative" circles on "the hill" that-the president wa's preparing a j on the paramount prob- 'of unemployment. .Either in the message on. the "state'of the nation" which trie president .will deliver session tomorrow or In a later com- munication, this plan Is said to be iu store. One prominent senator who did not desire to be quoted -by name said he was Informed It would be a lonu-range effort to put the the unemployed millions back Lo work, but. embracing something different from anything yet dis- cussed publicly. Public galleries In the fenate fill- ed slowly, but seaU reserved for members nnd their families were taken long before Vice-president John N. Oamer called senators to order. Republicans had difficulty in finding their places. The over- whelming democratic majority forc- ed a rearrangement of seats. WASHINGTON, Jan. Honors and Illness came simultane- ously to Alabama's prominent ?on, Representative William B. Bark- head. Chosen democratic leader of the I house in a party caucus, Bankhead I was In Naval hospital today. A bad cold and Indigestion sent I the 61-year-old co-author of the! cotton acreage reduction plan to the hospital for rest and examina- tion. Ms condition was described today as "very but H was not revealed how soon he would be able to taka his congress post. Bankhead said she thought Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by See CONGRESS .Page 3, Col. 4 Mrs Sec BAMCIIEAD, Page 3, Col. f. Governor Names New Dist. Judge AUSTIN. Jan. Gover- nor Miriam A. Ferguson today ap- pointed W. H. Strength of Marshall to succeed Judge Rcubtn Hall who resigned from the bench of the 71st Judicial -'distrbt. The district em- braces Gregg and Harrison coun- ties. National, State Bank Calls Issued WASHINGTON, Jan. comptroller of the currency Issued a, call today fdr the condition of all national banks at the close of bus- iness December 31, Jan, slate banklnn department today issued a call for statements of'condition of Itate banks as FREEZE HERE IS FORECAST Weather Due Tonight After Moderate Spell Freezing or lower temperatures Is the forecast for Abilene and vi- cinity tonight according to United States Weather Obesrver W. H. Green, Partly cloudy weather is to continue to prevail as the mercury slides toward lower levels. Abllenlans were treated, to conv paratlvely mild weather Wednesday nfpht and thl.i morning, lowest reading being 41 degrees at 7 a. m. Temperatures slightly below the freezing mark had been registered In the early morning hours en the preceding two days. The prediction for Friday (alls for partly cloudy and still cofder conditions. Tho freeze will be the tail end of a severe cold spell which at present Is ctntetcd over the Dakotas and Minnesota, ssld Dr. J. L. cllne, moterologlst at Dallas. Tempcratues In North Texas were brisk with Dallas, Amarlllo and reporting minimum re- cordings only a few degrees above freezing. In Dallas and vicinity tonight the mercury will drop fo 30 degrees or loner while In the Panhandle tem- peratures of from IS to 24 degrees Member :of Group Pro- moting International Highway W. R. Ely, who niay; or may not; he reappolntcd state highway com- mlfsioner hy Governor jas. V. All- red, is Mexico City bound, on offi- cial business. If he Is not reappolnt- It will be lib last formal visit to the southern republic as one of four Ariierican members of the Inter- American Highway commission. Other members are Tho3. H. Mac- donald, chief of the United states bureau of good roads; Roy Chapln, Detroit, formerly secretary of com- merce in the Hoover cabinet; and Harry Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. International Highway At Macfonald's urgent Ely consented to go to Mexico for further' promotion of the Interna- tional highway to run from Wash- ington, D. C., through Texas, Mex- ico and .the Central American' re- publicans across the Isthmus of Panama and Into South America. The U. S. bureau hns a million-dol- lar appropriation for spending couth of the Rio Grande, and Import- ant, segment, in the road, Irom Mex- ico City northward to Nuevo Lare- do at.the border. Is neartng comple- tion. Judge Ely left Abilene Thuradny accompanied by Davis Scarborough, a junior mem- ber of the Scarborough-Ely law firm. Scarborough was driving h'm to Austin. At San Antonio th? com- missioner will be Joined by D. K. Jfartln, one of his two on the Texas commission, and by Rob- ert O. Graham "i Detroit, head of the Graham-Paige automobile man- ufacturing house. They will go to Brownsville tonlcht or tomorrow, and Saturday take passage on Pan- American airways for the capital. Conferences have been arranged See ELY TRIP, Pase 3, Col S Fort Worth Bank Clerk Found Dead FORT WORTH. Jan. Gardner C. Ohndwlck, 25, bank clerk, was found dead of gunshot wounds in the heart late cfay at his home. Ife apparently had been dead since Monday. J. T. Talklngton, a fellow em- ploye at the Fort Worth National discovered tue body when he slopped in to see ChadwlcV, who had been away from work Satur- day because ot Illnese, Many Are Rescued After Vessels Collide In East River NEW YORK, Jan. The surrendered hull of Uie steamer Lexington lay at the bottara of- the East.river today, victim of a col- lision In which four members of the crew, we re missing. Almost-under the towering arch c-f Manhattan bridge, the Lexington, bound for Providence with 130 pas- sengers and a crew of 52, was ripped In ts-o s-hsn the tramp freighter Jan Chrisixmson rammed her amid- ships incite darkness last night. .Fast. Rescue. Work Tugs raced to the Lexington's side and took off passengers and crew In hip end tuck rescue before the ship went down ten minutes after being hit. An investigation was started by Assistant District Attorney Sylvest- er Cosahtlno, who questioned Capt. William Pendletou of the Lexing- ton and Capt. John Wlckman nt the Jan ChrlstenMr.. .KR indicated the collision was caused' by mls- See SHIPS, Pare 3, Col. 5 TROOPS HELP IN MANHUNT Arkansas Guard on Duty After Deputy Is Slain of police for the year' beginning next Mayil.- The.ctty.charterpro- vldes that: act shall place nl the commis- sion's flat'1 regular rheetlne In Jan- uary. O. Johnson, present mayor, draws annually; and itvls enough, he said Thursday, although the lows a maximum. -Saverpl members of the com mission have expressed themse.lrts' as favoring a hike for the mayor to the charter limit, but ho has told them he wants no more 'than the present stipend. In past' administrations 'unrls have boon turned over 'to mayors for ekcing out secretarial hire, but Johnson has never availed hlmfelf of the privilege.' The commissioners will continue to receive per year, or S75 per month, a .charter amendment spe- cifically fixiri; that sum. Salary to the r-hief of police, now JJ.400 an- nually, Is not restricted. The mayor's views about his own salary evidently were given with the Idea that ha will be rcelected Set CITY PAV, Page 3, Col. Z Arthur Wilson On His Way to Prison EL PASO, Tex.. Jan. Arthur C. Wilson today -left for Huntsville to begin serving his life sentence for the desert slaying of Mrs. Irene DcBoll, Cleveland, O., widow near Van Horn In November, 1035. Wilson was convicted here Just month on a chance of venue and dropped his fight for an nppral for fear that his next trial might re suit in the death sentence. He he would go to the pen In hopes of finding an easy Job In the library.. When 'a heavy chain was placed about his neck as he was taken from the county Jail here he protested it was "no way to treat e. man." Committee in Favor 0 Changes In Ickes' Ad ministration; W.puld Merge Several Uni.ts WASHINGTON .Jan. Creation of a new federal agency with Jurisdiction over the petrol cum Industry was recommended to day In if report of a house Inter- slate commerce Siib-coinrhiltM. The sub-committee's plan'; was presented after study of a report by the planning coordination' com mltteo for the oil Industry whlcl presented somewhat similar recom mendattons. The house committee program however, differed at several point .with that .of tho industry .was', drawn after examination o many suggestions for remedying thi industry's ills. Waul Changes-" The-, committee praised which had been 'mode by oil'ad mlnlstrator Harold Ickcs but rec- ornrnsnrlea against continuance o the oil regulation In prescn form.. activities' In the'l'fedci'oV gov6muient.: Vurlsdlc' tfon over foal, limber "arid othei natural 'resources was ajso suggest- ed for the agency which might, II was suggested; be dtvcloped-out ol the .bureau of mines. stated that fettidy'In- dicated, that the petroleum adnUh- board- as -now c'onstitiitec should continued. IUp Price Efforts "While It :ls our belief- that the the. Interior., ana'the petroleum atlmlrilstratlve bqard have accomplish wcrthwhllo trie report said, "we do not believe that such an agency of tho See OIL AGENot, Pare 3, Col. 2 LITTLB ROCK, Jan. Qovempr J. Markm Futrell today i ordered a'. company of National Guardsmen to go on duty in stone and Independence county, following reports of. threatened violence In the vicinity of Batwvllle'.where a deputy sheriff-wds slain in a lonely mountain section. Oovernor Futrell tsld the troops had been directed to aid in searching for and In protecting a man described as Charles Rose, resident of the Brock Mountain community, who was accused by Sheriff Jake Engks of slaying Deputy Sheriff Everett. W. "Wheeler, 30, Iste yesterday when tiiglps and Wheeler sought to arrest Rose and a. .companion a. mountain Knack booked 'as on a. minor charge. Rose's companion, Woodrow Strohn, 20, by the sheriff, who said Rote had Into thf mountains of north central Arluniuu alter thootlci: down; the sr.rt eitittr with trertlnf of layer tofiljht; Fft- of lonn mi-ilURn__ cower In r-vrln iwiirr-l: Frl- o! cloudy, "ir.nfr In In r.ortb portion, rreerlns or ;n Tempertlurel Wtd. Thurp. y.m. M 44 H 3! no i7 48 TONiawT Dry ..33' Wn W.I M ..M) U> 31% Sister of Adam Rfchetti One of Those Nabbed In Oklahoma McALESTER, Okla., Jan. Threo man and A woman, wanted for robbing T. A. Carr of Dallas of his automobile Tuesday night 'in southern Plttsburg county, were ar- rested near Atoka thfs morning. Those arrested were Malloy Kuy- kcndall, 25, wanted for breaking Jail at Sherman, Tex., Eva Rlchettl 22, sisftr of Adam'RIchetti, charg- ed In the Kansas City union station massacre, Oscar Mulllns and Syl- vester Reese, 39, A la.rge. quantity of arms was found in the farm house where the quartet was captured and Sheriff Bob Lackey, PIttsburg county, credited tho Rlchclt! wo- man, with preventing bloodehed by keeping her companions from firing. House Surrounded Acting on a tip received last night Lackey enlisted thi ild of Charles Maxwell, Otoka county sheriff, and clx other officers. The group uurruunctM tho farm house (n which tho four were staying nnd See ARRESTS, rage 3, Col. I Miners Continue "Suicide Strike" KATOVaoE, Poland, Jan. miners, undaunted by the capitulation of 30 comrades, re- mained underground-today In the eighth day of their "miclde strike" at the nearby Banka mine. The 30 who came to the surface yesterday wtro weak from hunger. Wives of the holdouts, asserting 'our husbands are so stubborn they will die underground If they do. not receive petitioned the gov- ernment to Intervene to settle the dispute. Tho miners are In K poorly vcntl- sellery 240 feet the) (round, Many ire 111, Hauptmann Prosecutor Relate Whole_Cnme Story Charge Made That .Baby Was Murdered Immediately On Kidnaping, Sleeping1 Suit Torn .From Its Body 1936, By The Associated Press) FLEMlNaTON, N. J., Jan. state of -New Jersey charged to A quickly completed jury today'that Bruno Hibhard Hanp'tmann. killed Baby Charles Augustus Lindbergh simalta. neously with the kidnaping of the child-two years and ten. months The state further charged the stolid Bronx'-carpenter ripping, tho sleeping suit from the dead baby in order to per. petrnte a ghastly ransom hoax upon the parents. The speech of the prosecutor was in tho presence of Colonel Ohwles A, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Taking of testimony-began immediately after state's state- ment'of its case with Walter B. Roberts, Hunterddn county on the stand to', explain charts of the Lindbergh estate (it Houowell in line with the) state'e.lattempt-to prove that' the crime was committed at the pjico '.Tells ot Murder. The attorney general, David T. Wilenlz, told the jury lie would FLESIINGTON, N. J., Jan: S. Anne Morrow Lind- bergh took the'witness stAnd in the Hauptmann murder trial at p. rii. today._ prove man who kidnaped the baby and murdered It "site In this-courtroom." Then, accusing he said: "He went out that window' and dpwjr-iiio'v'lsdilei'-of lite. The lad dcr.b.rokc, Jio.had WJ.Ia "In (ha commlssloh of that bur- glary the child wj.s ifhstflntaneoujly killed when It received that- first blow. It received" a. horrible frac- ture, the dimensions of which when you; hear, about" it wlU convince yoii that death waSiinstantancous. >Edward .Jay Rellly; defender of Hauplmanri demanded a mistrial el the'conclusion''of .Wllontz's vivid Rcllly-charged it was In-1 tondcd'tp I'lnflaine the Jus. tlce Trcnchord denied tho motion. Wllentz had .continued his part about tho Incident, at the Udder, Uiusly: Carried Dead ClilM "Getting down Ujere ho took the ladder and about 10 feet away the load was too heavy. In the one hand he had the In the other lie had bundle. This dead pack- age So him.The 'ladder was of no particular use to htm. He abandon- ed that. Then he'proceeded on his wny iinll! he had gotten nbotit a hnl; mile, the child dead. "Knowing It was dead he wasn't a bit concerned about It .and there, three thousand or more feet away and still-on Lindbergh estate, he yanked and riuncd tho sleeping garment of that child off Its body. "Though It.wns cold, and raw, he yanked and ripped that sleeping garment off that child, because he didn't need the child, as we will show you. He needed the. sleeping garment. "Then, of course, at tho very first convenient spot, some few miles away, he scoooed UD a hastily im- nrovlsed and shallow grave and put this child In fnce downwards Rftd on he went his wav to comnlete the rest of his plans in Oils horrible criminal A loofc of horror (llttcd across the faces bl the recently sworn jurors as Wllentte described a gruesome morpuc scene, relating the story of a "horribly dscomooscrt" little boy. "That the little His last words flung over the crowded, brcath-oppresrcd court- room were: "Will Not state will not compromise wllh murder 'or murderers." He banned on the jury de- mand the penalty of first degree murderl" Silting, listening, thin-lipped, dour faced, w. Hauntmann. -A few chairs from him the famous flier-father. Anne Morrow LlndberRh, Bale, comnoMd, sitting two chairs ftom Anna -voman who btllevcs in the Innocence of her man. and who bpcks the brllef with See IIACPTMANN-, Page 10, Col. t Accuser Accusations of kidnaping and murder were hurled at Bruno- Rlcliurt Hauptniunii today by David T. Wllents (below) at- torney general ot New Jorsey, as the prosecutor rnado his his address to the Hauptmami jury. Pioneer Woman of Cornanche Dies at Santa Anna Year End Jump Revealed Over Previous State- ments, October 7 In the last two and one-half months of 1034 banks of Abilene In- creased their resources by 708.21; their deposits by their cash by and their loans by The Increases were revealed announcement of tho books'- condl-' Won ns of October 17, 1-.U4, of December last dny of the [lie call for condition having bcvn received Thursday morning. Comparison of the two statements showed tho following: inc.. 31. OM..17...- 3.M1.613.77 4.U31, Deroiili I. E27.n8.6t. The figures were somewhat ttinii for the comparable statement-. of a year ago, or on December 30. 1833; the decreases sharply reflact- Ing the drouth that. In 1934, cut Taylor county's colton production from nearly 40.UOO hales to an edgn over bales. High cost r.r.d ecardty of feed, too, cut Into depos- its, as feeding operations requhe a lot of ready money, in the two Ktatements, resources were 302.51 less for Hit emj of 1934; were less; cash, 976.36 less; and 891.14 less. SANTA ANNA, Jan. J. R. Davenport, pioneer rsjldent of died In a hosoltal hern Tuesday afternoon. The body was conveyed to Comanche, where he funeral service vrae held Wed- nesday. Mrs, Davenport underwent major surgery last week. She was survlvrr! by.her Husband.' ft son, Bob Davenport; a daughter, Mra.. A. O. Jones of White Hat, nd.tight.srmndchJMrcti, Midland Farmer Killed By Train MIDLAND, Jan. Col- lins, 46, Midland county farmer, was killed Instantly nt a. in. today when his automobile wns suuck by ft irastbound Texas Pnclflc pas-: Eengcr train. The car was com-. pletcly demolished. auryivlng are his widow and sev- en children. 'Tub body is at a Ircal mortuary pending ccm- pletlon.of fui'1 ;