Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1935, Abilene, Texas
PAG CLO TLY UDY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LiV. FuN Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY TWELVE PAGES (Evenino Edition of The Abilene Homing News) NUMBER 213 FDR Again Loser In Utilities Fight J Body Of Man Is Taken Fromlytle Creek Girl Figures In Slaying of Dickinson William L. Ferris, small time Detroit police character and procurer and his three 'party girl1 com- panions, all of whom hive confessed parts in the brutally planned robbery and murder of Howard C. Dickinson prominent and wealthy New York attorney. striking UD a chance acquaintance with the attorney they "look him for a ride." All face possible life terms in Michigan prison. The jirls, left to right, are Florence and LoretU Jackson and Jean Miller. Admit Part In Brutal Slaying Attorney General Notifies Texas Collectors of New Ruling AUSTIN, July at- torney general today ruled an net proposing discounts for prompt ptty- ment of property taxes was uncon- stitutional. The ruling was In an opinion by Scott Gsilnes, first assistant, and Earl Street, assistance attorney gen- eral in response to questions asked by Comptroller George H. Sheppard at the request of the Association of Tax Collectors-Assessors of Texas. The act, house bill 6 enacted at the last called session of the forty third legislature, proposed a. dis- count of three per cent for payment of taxes in October, per cent In November, and one per cent In December. Those paid in January would bear this full cost and penalties would be graduated for later remittances. The comptroller's department said the certain fate. Wheeler said 'the fight would be transferred to a conference com- mittee to adjust differences be- tween the senate and house. "If we can't get a decent bill out of conference I am In favor.cf let- ting It die and going to the coun- try on the he said. A republican motion to send the measiirc back to the house Inter- state commerce commltte was re- jected 312 to 93. White House Silent There was no Immediate White Houss comment on the house vote. Rayburn told the house: "I can- not vote to substitute the entire senate bill for the house substitute. He warned that II the house did so vote, it would make It harder for both the house and senate commillees. Representative Snell of New York, minority leader, reminded Ray- burn of the statement by Senator Wheeler that the senate would not yield. So "what Is the use of our goltie ahead here on the house Rayburn replied, "we all See UTILITIES, Page 11, Col. 5 Driver Is Charged In Fatal Wreck MARSHALL. July E. Winfrey of Deberry today was un- der charges of murder and driving while drunk following an automo- jile accident ycsterdsy In which two persons were killed. The charges against Winfrey were Drought, late yesterday by County Attorney Benjamin Woodall. "-r accident occurred 18 miles east of Marshall. Bill Jemigan, 50, Elysifln Fields, and Mrs. Clara Wai-1 lace, 40, Bhreveport. were killed. Four others were injured. Yates' Brother, Told Of Scrap, Asks Who Won? Edmund C. attorney of AMlene, laughed, then anxiously said, "Who when the Be- porler-Ni'ws told him his brother, Paul Yatts, and Koberf S. Allen had fought as a prelude lei the United States senate's investiga- tion of Virgin Islands adminis- tration. "Paul Is small, but 1'i-e seen him do well in the army in flints with said brother Edmund. he added, "Paul may be gelling a bit stiff, as he's over forty." The former executive assistant to Governor Paul Pearson of the Islands arrived In New York yes- terday en route to Washington to testify In the charges he has made of mal-administratlon and intimidation of the native popu- lation by the governor. Yates tried for more than a year to get the case aired, and lately the sen- ate decided to 50 Into it. Mrs. Vita and children, Abl- lenians, expect to leave this week for Washington. FIGHT S WS Paul Yates Tangles Up With Washington Newspaper Man WASHINGTON, Senate; Investigation.-pi Virgin- Island administration of Gov. Paul Pearson began today with a. fist fight between Paul Yales, the chief witness, and Robert S. Allen. Wash- ington newspaperman. The fight started just outside the caucus room where the Virgin Is- lands Investigation was held. Yates and Allen told conflicting stories of what happened, each charging the other started the light. Both were taken to the guard room of the office building to cool off. They later were released by Sen. James Byrnes, D.. S. C., alter promising "to be good." According to Allen, the fight started when Yates made disparag- ing remarks to him as he passed by on his way to the caucus room. Al- len replied, and, according to his story, Yates swung him. Versions Disagree Allen swung back and several newspapermen separated the pair before any damaging blows were struck. A moment later, Allen said, Yates broke away from the men who were holding him back and punched him in the Jaw. Allen said. "I let him have It. I Just plowed In." Spectators agreed that Allen plowed In. Yates1 face was bruised and he suffered a gash over the eye. Capitol policemen were celled. Yatfs was taken to a first aid sta- tion nnd Allen to the guard room- After treatment. Yates joined Al- len In the lockup. Yates disagreed with Allen as to who started the fight. He said Al- Sce FIST FIGHT, II, Col. 6 QUE MILLER PARDON VOID Alired Says Former Sheriff Enemy to Society quest of the Abilene territory for I from such Incidents and announced an appropriation for markers and that Japan would be heid directly roadside parks at point; of histori- cal slgnillcance in the area, Includ- ing the sites of Fort Phantom Hill and Port Cnndboume, the latter on highway 158. responsible for them, and for fr.tuie ones. This was of some significance because the frontier Is thnt of Si- beria and Manchukun. the Japa- nese-formed state which Is nomlnal- Dr. Richardson w.is accompanied ly 'ndependent and sovereign. to Austin by Mrs. Richardson and their son, Kupert, Jr. CAR FOUND STRIPPED Cisco police notified the police department here Monday evening that a 1927 Chevrolet coupe stolen here Saturday evening had been found three miles from Cisco, strtp- ned of caslnga and battery. The most serious rcrcnt incident protested In a Russian note three weeks ago. Then It was com- plained that on June 3 Janone'ie- Manchukuoan forces came more fhan a ml'.e into Russian territory iieaf Lake Khanka 'near thr scene the alleged June 23 violation) and shot to death B Russian fron- tier guard whose body, firearms and horn they took back with them. AUSTIN. July R Miller, former prominent West Texas county official, today was classed ss a "dangerous enemy to society" when Gov. James V. Alired revoked a pardon given Miller by former Gov. Miriam A Ferguson. Miller's pardon was issued tlie day before Mrs. Ferguson's term enried. Revoking it, Allied said it was ob- tained frsndulently by falling to disclose Miller's record. The revocation leaves Miller still under a two to seven year sentence In Texas when he Is released Jrom a federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 12. 1935. He is serving i term there (or possession of counterfeit money. Dist Atty. EM L. Oossett reported to the governor nine Items recited In I he revocation. They are: (1) Final comlcilon of mlsap- See MILLEE, fif> 11, CoL T NO REPRIEVE FOR CERNOCH Granger Double Slayer'To Die On July 12 AUSTIN, July 2 Alired announred today he would not interfere with the scheduled electrocution July !2 ot Lewis Cer- noch, Williamson county farm hand, for the murder of H. J. Llnd- scy. Granger City marshal. Cemoch. bound hand and foot to a car, was transferred from the Travis county (nil yesterday to the Huntsville prison death house by Rangers Sid Kclso and Zono Smith. He was held here since May 31 when the governor granted reprieve until July 12 so state alienists could complet; sanity tests and exami- nations. Tl'.t governor said they had reported Ci'rnoch was sane. Llndsey and Constable Sam Moore were shot In January. 1934, as they attempted to apprehend Ccmoch sn Inor charge. Cev rorh was not tried for the murder of Moore. Governor Alired explained that CERNOCH. 11. CoL 8 Alired to Tour State In Plane AUSTIN. July James V. Alired will leave tomor- row on an airplane speaking tour that will cover a large part of the state. His schedule colls for visits at Brady. Stamford. Creek. Ty- ler. Breckenridge, and Graham. At Stamford he will attend the Texas Cowboy Reunion and at Houston, the state bar association meeting. The tour wiU consume the re- mainder of this week. Abilene and Partly cloudy ic- nigh! itnd Wednesrtay. West Texas-West of 100th merldun Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. if 100th meridian in west coast Temper-mures p.m. a.m. Men. Tues.