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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLO tTLV DY Abilene Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 5, PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 217 Roosevelt Signs New Labor Bill Ethiopia's Plea Puts America The Spot' Diplomatically Confesses Killing Detroit Child Merlon Ward Goodrich, pervert slayer of 11-year-old Lillian Gallaher In Detroit last summer, was arrested by chance in New York while acting Indecently near a croup or little girls In wading In a park. Goodrich has confessed attacking and slaying the Gallaher girl whose body he stuffed Into a trunk. His wife, shown with him, also is charged in connection with the girl's death because she fled with him and shielded him from the law. Thousands of Others Suffer Injuries Of, Fourth of July By. the Associated At least 201 deaths and thousands of Injuries stood today as the price paid by the nation for the celebra- tion of Its 159th birthday. The Independence Day casualty list, while the largest since 1932, was well under the average for the pre- id'.-bas seven years. From 1928 to 1934 the July fourth accidental death total averaged ap- proximately 233 deaths for each year. Yesterday's death list compared with the 177 recorded last year, the fewest since 1929, and 483 killed on the fourth in 1931, the costliest in recent years. The midwest, with 82 deaths, led the holiday mortality roll. Only 10 deaths were reported In the moun- tain states; New England had 10 also; the mid-Atlantic group had 29; the south 28; the southwest 28, and the Pacific coast 14. Only three deaths were directly ;ed to fireworks, an Assocf- ited Press survey showed. The ma- jority of deaths were due to auto- bile accidents and drownlngs. Autos killed 83 and 79 were drowned. Texas Counts Twelve Dead On Fourth By the Associated Press. At least 12 persons lost their lives and msny others were injured in Texas' celebration of the fourth of July. Six persons died in automobile ac- cidents, three drowned, one iippar- ently died In a fall from a iree and one dropped dead while on a picnic Automobile accident deaths In- cluded Dan J. 37, of Dallas, fatally injured when his car over- turned after a collision. Miss Ruth Wright, 20, of Paris, killed when thrown from an auto a.s It careened into a bridge railing near Royse city. Business Slow In Whole- sale Markets And In Industry NEW YORK, July distribution showed some gain dur- ing the past week, said Dun Bradstreet today in their weekly summary of business conditions. In wholesale markets and in most ilnes of Industry business was slow jecause of seasonal factors and the holiday factor. Regarding the ma- jor producing lines, the summary commented that "although the re- cession in many cases was less than seasonal, nearly all of the lines that charted the course of the leading industrial radices either flattened out or turned downward." "The improvement in retail sales which began during the last ten days of June was extended rapidly during the week, due to the wanner weather prevailing in most parts of the country and the most elaborate preparations for celebration of In- dependence day that have been made in years. "In spite of "the record-breaking heat wave which prevailed a year See TRADE, Page 12. Col. 5 Italy, Determined To Go To War Against Little African Kingdom Ig- nores Appeal WASHINGTON. July appeal to the United States to invoke the Briand peace pact against what it believed is a threatened invasion by Italy, reached Secretary Hull today. U. S. "On the Spot" William Perry George, secretary of ,he American legation at Addis Ibaba cabled the state departmen Smperor Halle Selassie had sum moned him to the palace yesterday and made ail oral request that th United States consider ways anc means to induce Italy to live up to ts obligations under the pact. Following the interview, Georgi eported, he was handed a length; written statement setting forth thi 'king of king's" views of the Italo Ethiopian dispute and requesting he friendly offices of the American .government in achieving a peacefu solution. This note, reported from Addis comprise' five pages, has received at the de Favorites In Tourney Hard Hit; Co ffey, Wilson, Young Beaten Opening round of match play In the invitation tournament today was proving a windfall for the dark horses. Out of the running in rapid order went Billy Bob Coffey, Fort Wotth lad, who was co-medalist of the qualifying; John Marston of San Angelo, the West Texas champion; Gordon Young, one of the favorites from Dallas: and Carries Wilson, Abilene city titlist and former West Texas champion. Tom Haynie of Bastrop was re- sponsible for the downfall of Cof- fey. Haynie won, 1 up, having the last two holes after Coffey had cut the lead with a long putt for a win-' ning birdie on No. 16. Hammell Takes Young Marston was eliminated, 2 and 1, by Wayne Mlddleton from Port Worth. Leading all the way, J. T. Hammett, Rising Star youth, ham- mered Young from the tournament, 3 and 2. Jack Klnard, an Abilene unknown, fired fifteen holes three strokes under par to remove Wil- son, 4 and 3. Also three under for fifteen holes was Budley Raines of Abilene, an- other former West Texas champion, whose victim, Ralph Woodson of Tyler, went out, 5 and 3. Results of other matches com- plete early this afternoon were: T. J. Willis, Abilene, defeated Oble Bristow. Big Spring, 5 and 4. Jimmy McGonaglll, Dallas, de- feated Lane Denson, Abilene, 4 and 3. Clinton Hogan, Abilene, defeated Bob Slkes, Eastland, 3 and 2. J. P. Bohannon, Abilene, defeated Sam Conner, Eastland, 4 and 3. Joe Blhl, Lubbock, defeated Earl Bradley, Abilene, 3 and 2. Bohannon, llnalist In the recent See GOLF, Page 11, Col. 3 Secretary. Hull and other officials refused to comment on the situation Observers here believed the em- peror's psychologically-timed plea might tend to put the United States "on the spot" diplomatically. If this country fails to make any move. Ethiopia, as well as other na- tions, might construe this lack of action as sidestepping obligations under the Eeilose-Driand pact. If it recommends to other nations that the pact be Invoked, It might stir up Italian wrath with far- reaching complications. An Itlaian government spokesman asserted at Rome that Ethiopia's ap- peal to the United States under the ECellogg pact would not change Italy's attitude toward the African empire. The spokesman said that, for the moment, no official notice will be given the appeal. The United states has twice in- voked the pact and each time be- come involved in a diplomatic con- :roversy. Soviet Russia expressed its diap- proval of American action in blunt anguage when Henry L. Stimson, hen secretary of state, called on the Soviet and China to live up to their obligations under the treaty and end hostilities on the Manchurian bord- er in 1929. Two years later Stimson invoked he pact in an attempt to stop 'apanese-Chinese hostilities. Japan First Presbyterian Church Debt Free Co-Medalists Lee below, Fort Worth youth, yesterday tied a fellow townsman, Billy Bob Coffey for medal laurels In the Abilene in- vitation meet. Both shot 69, a record for the qualifying round In the meet here. Ramsel was regarded a slight favorite In match play, bringing1 lop price In the Calcutta auction. SPEED! LEGAL TEST OP TD Organized Labor An Many Employers Hav Conflicting Opinions o Its Worth Canadian Government's Move Factor In Drop Of Four Cents See APPEAL, Page 11, Col. 5 MRS.WALEY'S INJURED IN TRIAL OPENS! TRAIN WRECK Court to Pick Jury and Re- cess Until Tuesday Fruolph Ruda. 82, resident of the Harris county home of the aged, killed when hit by a car in front of the home at Houston. R. M. Norvill. Jr.. 27, fatally in- jured In a crnsh 16 miles north of D. c. Ellis, 20, killed when his truck hit the rear end of another truck and overturned at Port Worth. L. D. Titus, 50, Port Anhur, fatal- ly Injured In a collision near KM FATALITIES, 11, CoL J TACOMA, Wash, July The important but usually prosy first act of a criminal courts drama of a the principals in the George Weyerhacs- er kidnaping trlnl of Margaret Thu- lin Waley here today. Immediately after the Jury Is com- pleted Federal Judge E. E. Cushman will recess until Tuesday, when tes- timony will be taken. U. S. Marshal A. J. Chitty and his aides obtained subpoenas for about 75 government witnesses. The list has been kept secret, but some arc believed to be from Salt Lake city where Mrs. WaJey and her ex-convict husband were arrested June 8. a week after George was released near between her and Seattle. Great Northern Passenger Runs Into Washout BAINVILLE, Mont., July The Great Northern Hallway's Em- pire Builder, transcontinental pas- senger train, plunged into a wash- out mid was derailed early today. In- juring 24 at last two seri- ously. .Eight cars of the 16 cpach train lumped tne tracks, four rolling ov- r. The engine remaMed upright. Tht accident occurred at a. m., shortly after a do.h'Iburst wa.'.h- ed away feet ol track. First reports were that a wall of water swept down a hill. Just ahead of the westbound flyer, preventing the operation of the block signal system. traveling at a moderate CHICAGO, July wheat broke more than four cents a bushel at the opening of the Chi- cago board of trade today. Action of the Canadian govern- ment in creating a new board to control the wheat crop was a de- cidedly bearish factor. With the opening gong bids were off sharply from the close on Wed- nesday. Trading was at a tremen- dous pace as traders sought the bottom. Opening quotations on a single future in wheat varied as much as 1 1-2 cents. July was quoted at 81 3-4 at the opening, off 4 1-4 cents; September at 83 to off 3 1-2 to 3 7-8; and December at 85 1-4 to 86 1-2 off 2 1-2 to. 3 5-8 cents. The slump climaxed a series of advances in the market following bullish developments in the wheat belt with black rust damaging the crop and weather conditions unfa- 'orable for harvesting. Corn and oats were off fraction- ally In sympathy with wheat. Abilenian Gives Bond In Robbery Charge fhomas Leroy Osbome, former employe of the city of Abilene, and Jim Simon Sweeden, Dallas, each furnished bond Thursday on robbery charges, following a cafe holdup on highway 10, west of Fort Worth, Tuesoay night. The two men, who made bonds and Carroll William Osborn, Dallas, were charged Wednesday in Justice of the Peace Hal P. Hughes court with robbery. exceptions In which celebrators be- The Abilene man left the employ came a tM and madc too much noise, were reported. Home of J. F. Strawn, Hawley, was entered Thursday afternoon between 3 and 4 o'clock and a con- siderable nmount of clothing, a "vatch, a steamer trunk, shoes and other articles stolen. Dedication Services Sunda Result Of Campaign Started April T Abilene's First Presbyterian enure has about 400 members. They u looking .forward in eager antldpfi tlon to the Sunday morning gath ering, a service of Gothic structure on North Fourth and Orange streets, opene April 6, 1924, the pastor's home ad Joining, and all equipment are en tlrely debt free, result .of a cam paign started April 1. The church's board of deacons under chairmanship of H. D. Austin assisted by a committee from the board of elders directed by Kill Douthit, conducted the debt-lifting drive in which about was rais ed. The campaign was remarkable In the resect that It was entlrel: voluntary. All current pledges were suspended as members were askec to tithe for 13 weeks. Most of the money was received via the collec- tion plate, end there was enough, in addition to clearing the church debt, to care for current expenses for the three months. Largest gift, about came rom a member of the church whose dentlty will be revealed at the ded- catlon service. Fro gram. The. dedication sermon will Be >reached by Dr. W. R. Minter, pas- or of the First (Southern) Pres- byterian church of Austin, who will arrive Saturday. Dr. Minter Is a cousin of W. A. Minter, elder In the Abilene church, and of Geo. L. Min- ter, a deacon. It was 12 years ago, during a revival conducted here by Dr. Minter when the Presbyterians were worshiping in the Carnegie U- See DEBT FREE, Page 12, Col. 3 Burglaries And Car Theft Occur During Holiday Officers of Abilene and vicinity reported an unusually quiet cele- bration of Independence Day. A few of the local fire department June 30, going to Dallas to join his fam- ily. Fellow firemen said Osborne had done his work well, was quiet and steady. SIX PERSONS DIE IN FIRE New Deal Chiefs Inter- ested In Verdict From West Texans Congressman Thos. L. Blanton IBB passed along to the Reporter- 's, for attention, the following etter he has received from the emocratlc national committee Washington, June 30, 1935 Hon. Thos. L. Blanton, House of Representatives Washington, D. C. Dear Congressman: I understand that the Reporter- lews In Abilene has conducted a traw poll on the New Deal. I am wondering what the result ras and what you know about It. Sincerely yours, (Signed) Emll Hurja. Assistant to the Chairman Chairman of the national com- ilttee Is James A. Farley, who Is Iso postmaster general In Presl- ent Roosevelt's cabinet. Wlnrt-L'p Figures The Reporter-News has sent de- alls about the polls, which opened See FARLEY, 11, Col. 7 WASHINGTON, July Roosevelt t day signed the Wagner labo relations bill into law and sai "it should serve as an import ant step toward the aohisv merit of just and peaceful labo relations in industry." Caution He cautioned, however, that, sue cessful operation of the new lai guaranteeing labor the rieht to or ganize for collective bargalnln would require "a sense of sober re sponslblllty and of willing coopers tlon" on the part of managemen labor and the public. The president warned, expecting too much from the li Emphasizing that its purpose Is protect labor in organizing, an bargaining, he said "It may eventu ally eliminate one major case labor disputes, but It will not sto labor disputes." The new quu! judicial.labor.relations board, will" as a mediator'or" concniatof. work will remain In the labor'Be partment. "It is Important that the Judlclt function and the mediation function should not be the pres idenb said. "Compromise, the essenc of mediation, has no place in th Interpretation of the Mr. Roosevelt also pointed that the law "Is applicable onl when violation of the legal right o ndependent self-organization woul burden or obstruct interstate com merce." The scope of the law's application under thnt broad restriction, re mains uncertain. Some lawyers con end thnt In view of the suprern court's NRA decision It would b Imlted to a comparatively few In dustrlos of clear Interstate com mercc. Others contend It would em. brace a wide field. Industry Is expected to institute early test cases to bring a supreme court ruling. Opinions Clash The bill Is hailed by organized la. bor as a "magna charta" and con- See LABOR BILL, Page 11, Col. 5 Six Are Dead In Berlin Air Crash BERLIN, July pilot and five mechanics were killed to- day when a trial plane crashed through the roof of a house at Brltz, a Berlin suburb near Tem- pelhof airdrome. The cause of the crash was not determined. INJURIES FATAL FORT WORTH, July 5 W) Bolce Warren. 21. of Keller, who fell from the "thriller" at the Lake Worth casino last night, died In a hospital PRAISE ACCORDED PEOPLE OF STAMFORD FOR REUNION Westex Oilmen Top photo Is of J. Campbell Jones, retiring V. P.-Gen. Mfr.. of West Texas Collonoll Co., and below, his successor, John F. llardaway, now homeward bowf from South America. West Texas Cottonoil Co. Personnel Changes' Announced John F. Hardaway, member of the iflcers' family of Anderson-Clayton Co., cotton factors. Is homeward rounu from a tour of the com- any's South American properties as he new vice-president and general ianager of the West Texas Cotton- 1 Co., succeeding J. Campbell ones. Jones, who lately reared from the ompany's service, will spend the ext year mostly In travel, devoting time to rebuilding his health, ccompanled by Mrs. Jones and iclr daughter, Gerry, he will leave day for two months in California nd two moni.hs In Hawaii. Harda- ay, who landed yesterday at Mi- mi, Florida, by Pan-American Air- ays, Is en route to Houston for nsultation with J. Ross Rlchard- n, president of West Texas Cot- noil Co., and will return here next ednesday to take over the top post the home office mill. The company entered the "West exas field In 1926 construe- in of the Abilene mill and Incor- ratlon of the Abilene Cotton Oil Co. Other mills were subsequently Attendance Record Blasted By July Fourth Crowd; Cham-i s rH.vrir-7 pionship Prizes Are Presented to Winners j stop, according to passengers. Many Against this snay ,Mrs. Waiey persons, sleeping at the time, were will have but herself and her hus- i hurled from their berths, band, her chief counsel. John F. The Injured were taken to Will- -ate of speed, lurcher! to n Jolting j his wife, Mrs. Ollle Atwell, 30; ami KEY WEST. Fla., July Arts bu'.dlng. An attempt to Six mother, father ami enter the Lion Hardware company their four burned to, warehouse also was listed on death today in a fire that destroy-' ed their two-story family residence on the outskirts of the city. The dead were Henry Atwell, 31; By Staff Correspondent STAMFORD, July of Burglary of a home in Stamford Stamford, who 'mm showmen once Tuesday was reported to local of- a year to put on the Texas Cowboy (leers by Chief Flournoy ol that I Reunion, today reflected upon an- place. A man reported a suit stolen from his car parked near the Med- Dore, former Seattle an- nounced Waley. Wtley, who sought to exonerate his wife In r. courtroom statement, pleaded guilty and was MQtonced to K years imprisonment. old boy and the brakeman. Iston, N. D., about 60 miles from here. Doctors there seJd the more se- their four children, who.'e ages ranged from 7 years to 18 month.s. The fire, of undetermined origin, destroyed the house. Flramen and neighbors who due through debris found the charred police blotter. Chief Flournoy Stamford also asked Abilene police to watch for a couple suspected of taking a watch from r. hotel room there. A Hilton hotel resident re- Ported a window of his car was broken and a coat stolen. Automobile tlicfts Included that of a 1934 Ford Tudor from Breck- enridge Wednesday night, and a 1831 Ford roadster belonging to :i bodies of the victims. Near the I Htiekell resident, taken from a park- riously Injured included a 12 year I bodies of the children was the car- Ing pjace In Stamford Thursday of tne jatnuy I morning about 3 o'clock. other Job well done and heard from visitors representing every part of the state praise for the success of the sixth annual reunion ended Thursday Entertainment and attendance set new marks. The last day was marked by three full houses at the arena, where ten thousand can bo seated and hundreds more can see the rodeo performar.ws from van- tage points around the fence and bleachers. j Isltors Irom the larger cities of the state were especially compli- mentary 6( the splendid handling of the heavy traffic during the re- union. This was in charge of George Floumoy, Stamford police chief, who hfi his own force, t group of state highway patrolmen and trnfflc officers from Abilene and other neighboring towns, with the able assistance of members of the local national guard unit and Boy Snouts. Announcement of wlm.ers of prizes was made at the Thursdaj afternoon and evening perfor- mances In the arena, with President W. G. Swcnson of the reunion act- Ing as master of ceremonies. N. A. Pittcock, Aspermont. won the saddle for the champion calf roper. Henry Carter of Thurber was awarded the saddle for cham- pion cow milker, find won the pair of boots offered for combination cow-milking and calf roping. Dan Utlev of San Angelo was proclaimed champion bronc rlrtcr. R. L. Crls- well, riding took the saddle See REUNION, Face 12, Col. 2 Sec CHANGES, Page 13. CoL 4 Abllrnff and cloudy lo- nlKht and Samnlay. of looih meridian Partly cloudy lonlRh: and Saturday. Ea.1 Tens-East of lOOlh meridian Partly cloady lonleril and Saturday-. CALM Dry thermometer -93" Wtt Ihermomsler RelKIro humidity 89- Ti- ;