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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SKETCH YOUR WOBLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL.LIV. Full Leased Wires ot Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. FRIDAY, JANUARY 11. 1936-FOUBTEEH PAQES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) HUMBERT se And Chain Store Tax Suspect Slain Gibson, 32-vcar-old suspect in the kidnaping of Edn-nril G. Bremcr, SI. Paul bunker, was Tatally wounded in a battle with feilcral agents in Chicago. Gibson was a reputed associate oE Alvln Karpis and Artluir Barter. (Associated Press Plioto.) Held After..the .Mutilated Body of Woman Found .In Shallow Grave ANAOARKO, Okla.. charges In the ax slaying of IIrs. Lcta Ethel today confronted "Uncle Billy" Royce, 74, and two others, one a former wife of the western pioneer. The others are Mrs. Carrie'Royce first wife of "Uncle and Reed Norris, 27, a son-in-law. All there will be jointly charged, Hnskell B. Pugn, assk'-.'it. county attorney, sairl today. ur---" The nx hacked a: Mrs. Roycc. mother ol oevcnr yesterday was found in a shallow grave in a henhouse on the noycc farm, locat- ed In teh center of the Cement oil pool. Deputy Sheriff C. C. Rulf, sta- Scn SLAYING, Past 12, Col. 1 Disorders Add To Tension In Saar As Voting Day Nears Thousands Flock In From Other Countries To Cast Their Ballots Sunday SAARBRUCKEN, Jan. and other disturbances Increased the tension of the Saar today, 48 hours before the plebiscite. The government announced a shooting at midnight in which un- identified persons lired five shots In the village of Dudweiler. Five German Front Nazis were i arrested when they were caught de- stroying posters ol the common Front at The Common Front protested to League authori- ties against the destruction, declar- ing "It is impossible to hope for a fair vote In the face of such terror- ism." Voters Flock In SAARBRUECKEN, Saar, Territory, Jan. of "Imported" voters flocked into the Saar basin territory today to cast their ballots in Sunday's plebiscite. They came from Germany, France, Asia and Africa, North and South Saarlanders quail- lied to participate in the portentous election because they lived in the territory on June 28, 1919, the day the treaty of Versailles became ef- fective. Fifty-five, thousand were expect- ed from abroad before the polls close Sunday night. Representing 10 per cent the may 'fate of the'.plebisclte. -Special Trains Nine special'trains brought the vanguard of 'Germans mobil- ised to swell the vote In favor of the territory's reunion with the relch. The main body of German supporters, 48 train loads, TV! 11 roll into Saarbniccken's congested rail- I way station tomorrow. France is sending a contlngrnt of among them a dofeen Foveign Legionnaires from African outposts, i More than 6CO have checked in from tha United States, with others theJr way. Meanwhile the 9DO neutrals who See SAAtt, Paee 12, Col. 5 Stalcup Is Facing a Federal Charge Soph Prexy Is a Captive, May Miss Banquet WACO, Jan. Soph- omores at Bailor university cou- riered today if their kidnaped president would get back in time for the annual class banquet to- morrow. Don ol Borgcr, the rlas.s leader, was reported to be held "somewhere In Louisi- thf captive of a group of fresluiien. Four days have pass- ed, without definite him. According to time-honored tradition, Baylor freshmen must make it a point to see that the sophomore president Is absent from Uio sophomore banquet. In recent years (he tradition has been abandoned, so the soplis were caught unawares by the the ibduction. S1LES BE Is Given 99 Years For Jail Slaying WICHITA FALLS, Jan. Ebevs, giant Clay county con- vict, was found guilty of murder nnrt sentenced to 93 years today by a jiuy which heard htm tried for the killing of Porclval Graves in the Wichita county jnil. The jury de- liberated one hour nud 25 minutes. Graves had been jailed for nl- Icgcd drunkenness. The state al- leged he was fatally beaten by fib- ers in a "kangnroo covirt" session and then thrown under a shower, his head striking the concrete floor. AMARILLO. Jan. Stalcup. who already Is under pris- I on .wntences totalling 354 years and wlr> Is awaiting trial on a murder i charge, todcy faced a federal war- rant alleging violation of the Dyer act. Stalcup, In jail at Lumjoclc, was notified of charge this morning by telephone, The warrant, based on a complaint filed by Federal Agent B. J. Doiid, In October, al- leged driving a stclen car from Denver to Brice, Texas. Stalcup is charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Sheriff W. B. Arthur nt Dickens last October In a jail break. He previously had escaped from the Dicfcens jail and from tile Harlem prison farm. Leaders Will Rush Work Relief Bill SHOWERS Ury ttip.-niumelrr Vt'tl tliermomrler hurr.WUy i Gag Rule May Be invokec To Override Opposition, in Congress WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 Watching relief funds dwindling democratic leaders in the hoiife considered tod.iy the ndvlstt- bility of rushing to Pres- ident Roosevelt by invoking a dras- tic rule. Often called a "gag rule" bv Its opponents, this regulation would limit do'oate sharply and forbid amendments. Mo decision as to whether It would lie invoked had been reached, but one leader dis- closed It was being considered. The reasons whlr.h he snld figured in the problem were two: First, President Roosevelt's desire to Imvc tho mec-nire enacted before February 10, when existing relief fund.) run out; second, the prcdlc- Scc 1VOUK RELIEF, rajc 12, Col. 1 Reports She May Start Hazardous Pacific Hop This Evening HONOLULU, Jan. Amelia Earhart Putnam will take off today In a red monoplane on n -flight across tho Pacific ocean to Oakland, Cal., If the weath- er Is favorable, the United Pre.ss learned from reliable sources. Although there was no official announcement ot Miss Enrhart's plans, the United Press source of in- formation was considered authorita- tive. Tlie plane is ready, jte 600-Iiorsc power Wasp motor tuned to an ex- act rhythm by army 'mechanics at Wheeler field, its two-way 50-watt voice radio broadcasting equipment thoroughly tested and ready to function. Txiave About 7. The flier and her husband. George Putnam, the publisher, am In seclusion. Paul Mnntz, the me- chanic who accompanied the cou- ple here, Is supervising last minute preparations. According to present plans, the take-off will be made sometime tilts afternoon, If weather and other conditions are favorable for a Ilight which required 15 hours in a simi- lar type of plane two months ago. The Unlttd Press learned Miss Earhart will enter her plane at Old Age Pensions, Utility Regulation Proposals Among Many Before Legislature AUSTIN, Jan. 11. deal trends stood out in the first group of 71 bills filed in the Texas house of represen- tatives today. If all become law, Texas com- missioners courts will pay not to exceed a month aid to residents over 70 years of age; interest collections will be lim- ited to eight per cent (it is now will have rates rigidly reflated andibe prohibited from unfair compe- tition. "Excise" No sales tax bill was offered, but (here was a bill to tax the Income on sales, designated as an "excise Under It net income of sales would be taxed from one to 10 per cent beginning with the one per cent tax on net sales. Ten per cent would be required on net sales of 540.000 or more. A graduated chain stnit> tax be- ginning nt for and'V.op- jilng at each for more than 50 was offered. Governor-elect James V- Allred's plan to make the state tar com- missioner head a central tax agency as a, major state department Is em- bodied in a bill. Another would give the new governor appointment of one livestock commission chair- man for two years; one for four; and one for six years. All are now appointed biennially. The governor's power lo reprieve a death sentence would be limited under another bill EO that the re- prieve must expire within the term of (he reprieving governor. Other Measures A state commission to Investigate nnd act on futr minimum wages for women and minors Is proposed; a nine-hour limit on working hours of drug prohibition of In- junctions in labor disputes; and a. requirement [hat V. S. citizens only be employed on public works An automobile driver's license Jaw Is In the list and a bill to re- place county stock laws by a state law Bgainst animals being allowed to roam on roads. A tax exemption for three years improvements placed on real estate was proposed as a building revival measure nnd use of county- owned road equipment to aid farm- See LF.GISLATURE. Page 12, Col. g Sjcurity Program Is Presented For A pproval Of FDR Sweeping Legislation Provides For Emplovment Insur- ance, Old Age Pensions, Health Security for Needy WASHINGTON, Jan. President Roosevelt's sweeping so- cial legislation plan contemplates security for the wage earner, inde- pendence for the aged, nnd health Insurance for needy and .children, the United Press learned today. The plan was revealed In the re- port of the subcoimnlUee of experts to Oio cabinet committee and goes to the White House today. The president will bundle the plans Into a message to congress next week. The security program, as worked out by the subcommittee and which Uie cabinet group nnd the president are expected to adopt In Its main I points, provides: i I. Old age pensions of a month for needy persons over 65; 2. Employment Insurance to which labor would contrlbule I per cent of wngcs nnd industry 3 per Set FLIGHT, Twe 0, Col. 8 Crude Survey Is Ordered By Ickes WASHINGTON, Jan. Oil Administrator Harold L. Ickes today announced appointment of a special committee to survey the ef- fect of government control on inde- pendent and small petroleum en- terprises. Ickcs' Gtutly wa.s ordered as con- gressional leaders from oil produc- ing .states were offering a variety of programs to meet the re- sulting: from the U. S. supreme court decision declaring invalid the oil sec- tion of the National Industrial Re- covery Act. Ex-Texan Is Now N. Y. City Editor NEW YORK, Jan. les E. McLcndon. 37. former Corpus Christ! and Port Worth, Texas, newspaperman was appointed city editor of the New York Herald Tribune today to succeed Stanley Walker, who became city editor the New Yotk Mirror. McLcndon formerly assistant city editor. He is a war vet- eran, Is married nnd has one son He has been with the Herald Trib- une ten years. SLAINBY MOB Crowd Enters Jail Cell To Drag Body Into Street FRANKLIN-TON, Ln., Jan. Wilson. 30-year-old ne- gro, convicted of the slaying of De. los C. Wood, ch'.c.' deputy criminal sheriff of Washington parish, was .seized by a mob ot citizens early to. day, shot to death in his cell and his body was tartci from the jail and dumped on road three miles north of the town. Slni Inp of Offlcrr Wood occurred In a general i-iKXUUig last July 22 between negroes- ,tutl officers nl the home of Wil.'on v.i'cre the officers had gone to InvcMiKate a livestock Inspection.' Jerome was Indicted, tried for murder, convicted and sentenced to hnng for the crime within ten days time oncl tost Afor.d.iy Die Louisi- ana supreme court g: anted him a new trial. Officers reported tliat a mob of undetermined imn-.bor stole Into the sheriff's oftlce aro'.md 3 a. m. to- day, obtained the keys to the cells and located Jerome, li; one of the cells. 1 As Iliey seized the l.rlsoner. it was reported, Jerome Iwg.in screaming at the top ol his voice and ho was riddled with bullets In his cell. Tlic mob then dragged his body lo an MitomobHr niicl carried 11 north of town wlitic It was dumped out on tlio rozi. cent of payroll; 3, A health insurance plan which would give free medico! attention, by private physicians, to those on work relief; 4. Extension of present work to protect child health. In some quarters it appeared that, the a month recommended Tor j old age pensions will be cut to be- 1. All tho ransom notes wero 2, The writing in the ran- Lindbergh Money.Exhib- ited In Court; Witness Says No Bills Have Ap- peared Since Arrest FLEMINCJTON, N. J., Jan. E. Haupt- mnmi, his face a death-liko mask, today heard himself de- scribed as the author of tho Lindbergh ransom notes. Albert S. Osbovn, handwrit- ing- expert and scientist, dc- on drafting of tlic bill. Tlic fund to cnre for persons now eligible Is to como from ]som them as tho tho jxiblle treasury, with the fed- product of Hiuiptmann, as pro- "nl and state governments sharing i vidcrf by HnupHnaiin's script llrally Ole cost' In other documents. Money Exdtbttail. Osborn described tho revolts of Ihe notes, and placed before the jury a graphic picture of their sim- ilarities nnd peculiarities, of which Pension Restrictions. It is clearly Intended thnt only need persons who have no immedi- ate relatives upon whom to depend, or whoso families are unemployed See SECURITY, Page 9, Col. 4 Car Wreck Flames Fatal To Couple Adds Evidence Albert S. Osburn, Sr, veteran handwriting- expert, called by the state today la thu trial of Bruno ii-.iiiptni.inn. tcstllled that the German wrote all tlta ransom nolcs. he noted, he said, "seven or eight." He cnlled uttcnltoii lo the repeat Aged Haskejl Man and Wife Pinner! Beheaii, Their Blazing Machine Second'Hearing :for Abi- Lene Youth at Albany On April.First Second trial of. Tom Jones, 32- year old youth charged with caus- ing tho death of Ell Perkins, aulo- nioblle crash victim, will be called on Monday, April not in Abi- Friday- morning Judge M. S. Long entered an'order sending Hie case on venue change''to' Albany, where his court term will open March 25. f Motion for venue change was' presentee! by Scarborough npnr.ir lo be In (lie icrlpt, ;is compare J (o one of Um ransom notes -shown nl tipper right. I NEW YORK, Jan. aincd gains In retail rales volume I and the continued rhe in industrial activity, says the Dun fc Rrndstrcct Weekly Trrule Review, point to a of the favorable first quarter business results which huve estimated generally. Developments thus far In Janu- ary, added the summary, "only have served to Intensify the brightness of trade aspects for the ensuing year." "Instead of dwindling, as was ex- pected, following tho braid bcopc to which buying developed during De- cember, consumer demand lias be- come constantly stronger thus far in January, Aviator Dies of Injuries In Crash TEXARKANA, Texas, Jnn. Mnlncliey, Texnrltana nvl- tttor, died today from Injuries In- curred when a plane he was pilot- ing made forced landing last Sun- day 16 miles west of Tcxarkana. Tho 42-ycnr-old flier received a fractured skull and a shoulder was crushed. He never regained con- sclousnc.w. He was piloting a plane owned by Bonner Murray, also of Texarkono. (PPUMT10H I OR REGISTRATION PASSENGER CAR NOT USED FO AOtOKOWrJUK IJ MAKKOFCAH 16. Yf.Mt I J. WODKL I WE10KT ;