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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas P 1 Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT OL. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1935- TWELVE PAGES (Eventofl Edition ot The Abilene Homing News) NUMBER 219 Lobby Probe Halted In Disorder 9? __ Friends Remember Her Birthday Oklahoma and Tezai friends ot Jane Ann Slaughter of Hollls. Okla., leaded her bed with present for her sixteenth birthday. Jane bra Chicago hospital where the has remained since her spine wai in an automobile accident at the World's fair. (Associated Press Doug's Girl Douglas Fairbanks' companion, tady Ashley as she ar- rived at Victoria, B. C., on a long1 cruise with the actor from the Orient. She wore a pink coat over a while summer frock. The actor hurried on to Holly- wood .then hurried right back to the blue-eyed blonde. (Associat- ed Press Woman Held In Jail At Sherwood To Face Murder Charges SAN ANGELO, July der charges were to be filed at Sher- wood this afternoon against Mrs. Opal Lillian Stewart. 33, of Me Carney and Greenville. lor the fatal shooting Sunday night on an Iritjn county highway of Ed Smith, 32, Ranktn bunk employe. Funeral services for Smith, who died last night in a Texon, hospital, were scheduled at Cnristoval, his former home, this afternoon. The couple had been in Sun An- gelo and Abilene Saturday and Sun- day, according io statements made hy them to District Attorney Glenn B. Lewis, and were en route to leave Mrs. Stemrt at McCamey when the shooting occurred. The woma" held in jail at Sherwood undei assault with intent to murder chars.es which Lewis said would be changed to a charge of murder this aflemoon. 4KUAKE IN SALT LAKE CITY; LAKE CITY. July An earthquake of sufficient strength to aWRKcn sleeping residents and rattle tiisiic.v mid pictures shoolt Snlt Lake City and vicinity at m. (Mountain Standard Time) today. Sarah Ruth Dean Wins Two Year Battle For Freedom JACKSON; Miss., July ret after a "two-year "fight which from Governor Conner, Dr. Sirah Ruth Dean, sen- tenced to life Imprisonment in the "poison highball" slaying of Dr. John Preston Kennedy, looked for- ward to rcsunime; practice as child specialist. The governor's" action was relayed yesterday to the woman physician, 111 In bed. as the time drew near for her return to prison. A suspension of sentence granted by Governor Conner a month ago would have expired last night. The governor iiid he "had the benefit of Information not available to the courts either In the original trial or on appeal" to the state supreme court. The pardon had .been fought by Dr. Kennedy's divorced wife, Mrs Bessie Barry Kennedy, and his brothers, Drs. Henry and Barney Kennedy. The state charged Dr. Dean ad- ministered the potion to Dr. Ken- nedy at a midnight tryst which was to have marked the end of an affair between them and was to have been followed by Dr. Kennedy's remar- riage to his divorced wife. Pietro Cardinal La Fontaine Dies VENICE, Italy, July tro Cardinal La Fontaine, 74, patri- arch of Venice, died today of arterio- sclerosis. The cardinal, once mentioned irominently as a possible successor o Pope Benedict XV, received ex- reme unction last night and lapsed nto unconsciousness from which he lever revived. Pope Pius XI sent his special enediction. Cardinal La Fontaine's death re- uced the membership in the sacred ollege to 49 of a possible 70. Business Calls Tax Bill Class Legislation BREAK BETWEEN ITALY A ND LEA CUE PREDICTED Proposal For Broadening Bill to Include Sales, Nuisance And Other Levies Discarded WASHINGTON, July decision to limit the tax bill to levies only on individual and corporate in. comes, inheritance and gifts was reached today by the house ways and means committee. Other Proposals Proposals for broadening Presi- dent Roosevelt's tax program to In- clude sales taxes, other "nuisance" levies as well as other revenue prob- lems were discussed before the de- cision was reached to confine the legislation to. the points outlined by the president. After a brief committee session today, Chairman Doughton (D-NC) told newspapermen: "We agreed unanimously to limit the hearings to the proposals out- lined in the president's message. Everybody knows we cannot go over the whole tax field without indef- initely prolonging the hearings and the session of congress." Members Interpreted the decision to limit hearings as a tacit agree- ment to limit the finally approved bill. Class Legislation. The New fork board of trade's support for Increased taxation as a balancing the budget but losltion to any "class taxes were expressed meai its legislate earlier today before the committee. M. L. Seldman, representing the New Ynrk agency. Interpreted the president's suggestions as having been made not only to rclse revenue 'but also, and perhaps chiefly, with the view of redis'rlbution of wealth." The board of trade, he said, "Is Sec TAXES, Page 9, Col. 6 LIST ABILENE AS AIR STOP Clement Line Is Chartered, Expected to Fly Soon Mid-Continent Airline Inc., char- tered this week at Austin, is expect- ed to Inaugurate passenger service within two weeks over the southern route between Midland and Mar- shall. Abilene is listed as an each-way stop, the daily schedule, west tc :ast, listing the following othe stops: Big Spring, Sweetwater Sastland Breckenridge, Por Worth, Dallas, Longview and Tyler Paper .Breakdown The Abilene Daily Reporter is seriously late th first time in many years. Cause is a break in the Reporter's big Duplex press: a stri ping- of cogs in the feeding machine. About 600 copies ha been run off when the accident occurred. Expert mechanics, both inside and outside the Reporte News organization, went immediately io work, and were able complete the pressrun late this afternoon. We are sorry our subscribers have been inconvenienced i not promptly getting the day's news.________________ Riveter Has Fall From Building G. E. Dennis, 38, formerly of Dal lar, was seriously injured Tuesda aftemon In a fall from the roof lev el ot Abilene's new federal buildln to the first floor of the structure a distance of 45 feet. His right thigh was fractured ac he received a severe gash on th forehead and other injuries. Dennis, a was working 01 a scaffold at the southeast come of the steel construction, when tb cable of his platform broke. He dl not lose consciousness.. .He was con veyed in a Laughter ambulance t the West Texas Baptist sanitarium Dennis had been employed on th structure for three weeks. The accident was the first tc occur on the building. Louisiana Capital Had Been Under Martial Law Six Months Modal U tri-motored stinsons wll be flomi. Part owner and manager of the Ine, E. H. Clement, has held con- erences with the aviation commit' ee of the Abilene chamber of com- merce In connection with a shod impalgn for sale of about 51.800 tock of the company In Abilene. No lock has been placed yet, but quo- ,as have been taken by several oth- r cities along the proposed route. GERMANY CONCENTRATES NEW NAVY PROGRAM ON DREAD SUBS wenty Eight Provided For In 1935, Three Already Launched; Several Other Ships to Be Built This Year BERLIN, July oncentrated her New naval bulld- g program todav on dread of the World ar, forbidden to the relch by the irsallles treaty. A communique, based on Ger- any's naval agreement with Great rltaln, disclosed that 2B subma- nes are provided for In the 1835 aval building program, three al- ady launched. The program also Included con- nictlon this year of two battie- Ips, each of tons dlsplace- ent and armed with 28-centimeter tins; two cruisers, ertch ot ns displacement and carrying 20- ntlmeter guns, and 16 destroyers twu. With guns. A size of 250 tons was prescribed for 20 of the submarines, with two of 750 tons each and six of 500 tons. The llrst of the 250-ton craft in the underseas fleet went into serv- ice June 11 days after con- clusion of the Angle-German naval agreement, putting their navies on a permanent 100-35 basis. Two more have been launched. the ert- Ing that the keels of some units al- ready were laid this year. Construction of airplane carriers WHS put over for the 1S39 building program, with a yea.r's couvsc ol prepuitlon to precede thl5 build- tog. BATON ROUGE, La., July law was ended today in Louisiana's state capital. The military rule which has exist- ed in East Baton Rouge parish since Jan. 25 was terminated when the last handful of guardsmen on duty relinquished supervision of the parish courthouse and evacuated the capital. Their departure followed revoca- tion yesterday by Qov. O. K. Allen of his martial law .proclamation Is- sued six months ago when Senator Huey p. Long charged that political foes and the Standard Oil company had plotted to kill him. Revocation of the edlcfdid not become known until departure today. Nearly a thousand guardsmen were concentrated in Baton Rouge to guard a dramatic "murder plot" hearing Long conducted within a ring of bayonets and machine guns In the state capltol. After conclusion of the hetriug, la.rge numbers were sent home and he number on duty gradually di- minished until less than a dozen Inally remained to lounge about the main corridor of the courthouse. Three of Long's special sessions of the legislature were held under he military rule, two being heavily guarded by the militia who stood outside the legislative chambers armed with automatic rifles, shot- ;uns and gas bombs. The communique explained speed ot the construction by i Austria to Study La Paving the Way For Otto's Return Copyright, 1938, By United PrcsH VIENNA, July Au trlan government today postponi for 24 hours its consideration of t] Jaw which win restore the Hap burgs to their crown property an thus pave the way for the return Archduke Otto as king-emperor Austria. Decision to. postpone'final actio on 'the new law came'shortly befd the diet, was to convene. Reasons for the delay were th it would not be "dignified" to con slder so grave a law as the one r pealing the exile enforced again the royal family In the same sesslo at which minor and unlmportan legislation would be discussed. On the same legislative progra today there were bills "regulatli the manufacture of shoe an similar secondary questions. The program for letting down th bars against the Hapsburgs Is pected to go through in a special and very dignified, session tomo row. The bill opens the.way for th entromenenl, probably within th next few months, of 22-year-o Otto, new in exile at Stcenockerze castle, Belgium. Restores Properly. It provides for restoration to him of eight great country estates, Vienna palace and other propert whose total worth is an whose present annual Income Is be tween and What the legislation, and the pla xj restore Otto to, the throne por .end for Europe no one knows. Three nations, all more powerfu Yugoslavia and Cze vehemently tha hey will declare war on Austria 1 Otto ascends the throne. Italy has troops stationed on th Austrian frontier ready to move t Austria's defense if H is attacked. Otto has agreed with the govern ient to remain in Belgium until 1 s agreed that the time has 'com or him to enter the country trl mphantly. To the Little Entente, Otlo IB a. hreat of Hapsburg expansion. The' see him first as lung of Austria an( Hungary, as seeking to remake the map of Europe. Hungary never has cen declared a republic. When the ee HAPSBURGIfS, Pitfe 9, CoL 7 Adrilenne Ames Asks a Divorce LOS ANGELES, July Clashlng I '1th plain, every day family rows were blamed for destroying the inrrlage of Adrlenne Ames and Bruce Cabot, both ot the films. The dark halrcfi actress, in a suit or divorce on flic today, charged Cabo', with mental cruelty and dc- lared they were temperamentally antagonistic. Merchant Has Major Surgery Bncouraglng reports were hac' Tuesday afternoon on the condition of W. E. Caplln, 2143 South Tenth street, who had major surgery (re- moval of appendix) Sunday after- noon in the West Texas Baptist sanitarium. Mr. Caplin is an executive of Cap- lin Berger's ladies' ready to wear store, 274 Cypress street. Mexican Flier To Return Home SAN ANTONIO, July Roberto Flerro. chief of Ihe Mexican air forces prepared to take ofl for Mexico. D. F., today on the last leg of a good-will flight that took him to Minot, N. D. Col. Metro, with three aides and an escort plane piloted hy Major Robert Kauch of Brooks field landed Here late yesterday. The Mexican ace had flown from Wichita, Kans., during the day. GENEVA, July circles predicted today that Italy would resign from the league of na- tions if a special session of thai body were called on the ItaJo-Ethl' opian a special ses- sion appears likely because of the breakdown in the conciliation com- mission proceedings. A resolution adopted by the league council May 25 provided a special session of the council should be called July 25 If the Halo-Ethiopian arbitrators failed to reach an agree- ment and failed to appoint a fifth arbitrator to act as umpire. It also provided for a council session August 25, at all events, if the dispute had not been settled by that time. Today the Italo-Ethioplan conclll- attlon commission, meeting at sche- veningen, Netherlands, decided to suspend Its sessions indefinitely. The commission members arranged to depart immediately. It was not immediately clear whether the commission, in deciding to adjourn indefinitely, intended not to take up the problem of arbitra- tion or of naming a fifth member. If this should prove to be the case, the council will have to decide whether it should meet before Aug- ust 25 to deal with the dispute. The dispute between Italy and the African empire already has gravely affected the work of economic and financial experts who are meeting here privately to study the feasi- bility of Imposing economic and fi- nancial penalties on nations en- dangering peade through the repu- diations of '.'International treaties. The Nether- lands. July conciliation commission seeking to avert war between Italy and Ethiopia, decided today to suspend Its hearings in- definitely. The members arranged to depart immediately, having already com- municated their opinions to the agents of the governments they represented. Charges Follow Seizure ol Dope HOUSTON, July of smuggling 220 pounds of mari- juana valued at between and into the United States from Tampico, Mexico, were filed here yesterday against John O. Conlan, of Galveston and New Orleans. The charges were filed by Customs Agent R. C. Maurice before United States Commissioner W. P. Caroth- ers. Conlan was held here on bond. Federal officers said the mari- juana was shipped to Brownsville from Tampico in the bottom of a freight car loaded with pine- apples. It was seized at Browns- ville. The shipment was destined to Galveston, officers said. WARM AT SWEETWATER SWEETWATEB, July A new seasonal heat record of 104 degrees was reached here at 2 p. m. Monday, following Sunday's top reading of 103 degrees. Earlier high "or the year was 100 degrees. R. F. C. Attorney Denies Charge of Maine Solon He Threatened to Stop Work On Dam WASHINGTON, July first session of the house rules, committee's inves tigation of lobbying for am against the utilities bill ended in disorder today after Repre sentative Brewster (R-Maine] shouted "You're a liar" a Thomas Corcoran, KPO attor ney, who was on the stand. Corcoran'E Story Corcoran had just testified Brew- ster asked him If he thought li would be all right "if I Just ducked back to the hotel and not vote" on the provision for abolishing "un- necessary" holding companies. Earlier, Brewster told the commit- tee Corcoran i.ad threatened to stop construction of the Pussama- quoddy, Maine, tlde-harnesslng project unless the representative voted with President Roosevelt on the utilities bill. Corcoran said that assertion was "baseless." Meanwhile, a declaration that the burden of administration of the utility bill as It passed the house would be "simply staggering" was made In a letter Irom Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy of the securities and exchange commission read to the senate. It was offered during debate on whether to with the house action in eliminating the provision desired by President Roosevelt for mandatory elimination of holding companies considered "unneces- sary." The Kennedy letter was read by Senator Wheeler (D-Mont.K in charge of the bill In the senate, as he arose to reply to an attack made upon his own views by Senator Dl- eterlch (D-I1I.1.1 foe of abolition. Views Persona] Kennedy emphasized that his views were entirely "personal." The lelter, sent In reply to a re- quest from Wheeler for his views declared the bill as It passed the senate with a definite provision for .ruminating all but one holding company for each geographically Integrated system could be admin- istered with "reasonable efficiency." See LOBBY PttOBE, Page 9, Col. 5 Utilities Bill To Conference WASHINGTON, July unanimous consent, the senate today agreed to send the Utilities bill to conference to adjust differences be- tween the two branches of congress. It then plunged Into debale over whether to instruct its confererees not to insist on mandatory abolition of "unnecessary" holding companies by 1942. LONG LOOSES NEWTIRADE Calls President Roosevel A "Faker and Liar" NEW ORLEANS. July resii blast against the New dminislration by Senator Huey P jOng was centered today on his nc- usatlon that President Roosevelt Is a liar and faker." Riding upon the crest of anolhcr urge of legislation which gives him nprecedented control over the state Louisiana, Long assailed the resident last night with a persona! enunciation unmatched In his pre- lous attacks on the administration. His accusation came during a adlo speech In which he touched on he recently enacted old age pension 11. "Let me tell you about this Roose elt pension the senator said. Under it there are persons Louisiana who would qualify, and oulslana would get about ilch would mean the state's d age pensioners would get about .60 a year or a little less than one nt a day. "That's what. Franklin Delano Me LONG, Fife B, CoL SEEK TRADE" ON TVA BILL Backers Angle For Support Of Guffey Group WASHINGTON. July House friends of the TVA were re- ported today to be seeking a "gen- tlemen's agreement" with Guffey cm] bill advocates io support ad- ministration amendments strength- ening the Tennessee Valley Author- ity act. In exchange for this support, it was said, the TVA backers are p pared to vote for the Guffey me ure when It reaches the house floor. This development became known as the house entered its second day of debate on the TVA bill, with friends and foes eJterriating In jralslng and lambasting President loosevflt's power "yardstick' pro- ect. The first votes on amend- ments are not (xpected before to- morrow. Speaker Byrns expressed the hellef he would accept some cf the tmnges In the pending bill de- imndod by the administration. The iresent meaj.ure 15 a compromise forked out by the house military XVA BILL, race 9. Col. 7 N.Y.Flood Death List Reaches37 ALBANY, N. Y., July bright sun poked its head from und- er storm clouds today as upstate New York pushed relief work in the wake of flood waters that brought death to 37 persons and caused property damage ranging around Eight persons still were missing and more than temporarily homeless In a score of villages and cities. Relief Agencies Active Tlv American Red Cross at Washington rushed relief workeri Into the area, and Governor Her- bert H. Lehman coordinated state agencies. Including the national guard, to cope with the situation. The governor summoned heads of six state departments to the ex- 'ecutlve chamber to obtain reports and map a program of relief. Lack of water still remained ft serious problem to some commu- nities, and Dr. Thomas H. Parian Jr., state health commissioner, Is- sued a warning to "boil all water." Emergency crews were rushed to washout scenes to repair railroad beds, giving rise to hope resump- tlon of train service running through the southern tier would be effected by nightfall. A towns and cities near the Pennsylvania border within e, radius of Binghampton ap- peared to be the worst sufferers. Also seriously affected was the .ter- ritory 60 miles or more northwest- e, heart of.the famoul arouncV Wat- Tremendous Damage The story was the same through- out the flood homes, wrecked communication lines and See FLOOD, Page 9, Col. 7 Guns PLEfl Decision To Fight Girl Murder Case Comes As a Surprise DETROIT, July Ward Goodrich pleaded Innocent to the murder of Lillian Gallaher at hi sarmlgnmeiit today In recorder's court. The plea obviously took the court and crowd of spectators by surprise. A gasp went up as Goodrich, his knees shaking, told Judge Thomas M. Cotter that he pleaded Innocent and that he wanted the court to name an attorney to defend him. Judge Cotter ordered that the former trap drummer, who has con- fessed slaying the II year old girl, be given a routine examination. Goodrich, who has said he was 'anxious to get it over gave no explanation of his plea. Glatiewafer Man Freed In Holdup SWEETWATER, July C. R. Russell, Gladewater, was no- bllled by the grand ,'ury of Mitchell ;ounty this week, completing Inves- igation of a Colorado filling station holdup April 3 in which Jlmmle Kinser, Sireetwater youth, was shot, and dangerously wounded. Kinser was unable to identify "lussell, who had been brought from Gladewnter to Colorado in connec- tion with the case. Abilene Hnd tonight and Wednesday. West of lootli meridian Fair tonlEh; and Wednesday. of lOOlh meridian Fair tonight and Wednesday. Ti'mneladirei Mon. Tiles, p.m. a.m. 75 52 Ncnli FAIR inset 7p.m. 7 Dry U'.arinonietir .-Ofl' Wet Dunnomtdr ..72" JULullva humldlW- ..UC. ;