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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1935, Abilene, Texas i FAIR p] Abilene Batlp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT f VOL LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Frew (W) United Piw (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY TWELVE PAQES (Evening Edition ot The AbBent Homing Newt) NUMBER 220 Lone Star Loses Gate Rate Fight Ethiopia Demands League Action Immediately To Avert War Falls From Balloon to Death Fred Cardonl of Detroit lost his life while several thousand holiday merrymakers looked on when he fell from a rope a bal- loon at St. Clair Shores, Mich. Cardoni is shown in the circle just as the ascent started, while seated on a trapeze below the balloon Is Wil- liam T. Henderson, Toledo aerialisl, who sought In vain to save aCr- llAm T. Henderson, Toledo aerlallst, who sought In vain to save Car- donL (Associated Press o Girls Dirowned In Lake At Ranger House Leaders Try to Speed Action After Conference WASHINGTON, July Setting aside for the time being the much-discussed topic of friction be- tween President and house, demo- cratic legislative leaders sought to- day to expedite the Roosevelt pro- gram. The hope they expressed was that congress now may adjourn the last week of August. Leaders in the house talked the situation over with the president for two hours and a half last night. Some of them had gone to the White House for the specific pur- pose of telling the president their idea of why all was not serene around the house. the afternoon of the house re- against the president in the Unities fight, they indicated they would try to convince the president he must give .greater consideration to the desires of members of that chamber. They said there was dis- satisfaction among the members be- cause the president had yielded to the senate on several legislative problems, while declining to yield to the house. They also mentioned patronage troubles, and the com- plaint that the president failed to listen to the advice of regular house leaders. As It turned out, however, none of these things was mentioned at See ROOSEVELT Pare 12, Col. To Open Trial Jim Bryant TYLER. July The trial of Jim Bryant, filling station operator accused of murder in con- nection with tile deaths of two com- petitors, was scheduled to get un- der way today, the Jury having been completed last night. Defense attorneys said that alien- ists would testify regarding Bryant's sanity. jjjThe defendant Is accused of klll- Ira Ferguson and H. C. Fergu- son, brothers, as they stood In front of theli- station the night of April 29- Four members of the Ferguson family, were wounded by the shotgun blasts which killed the brothers. Lucille Bush And Eleanor Drinkard Are Victims; Raft Is Overturned RANGER, July (UP) Two young girls were drowned In Masell lake, a short distance northwest of liere, while swimming late yester- day. Lucille Bush, 16, of Ranger, died In an unsuccessful attempt to save her chum, Eleanor Drinkard, 15, of Hj'tiSiuclIld. Mrs. J. E. Bush, 23, of Ranger, aunt of Miss Bush, witnessed the tragedy. "We had been at the lake only a short she told officers. "The two girls were out in deep water on a raft. The raft overturned and Lucille started for shore but turned back when she saw Eleanor sink. The two girls struggled with each other a moment and then sank." Mrs. Bush ran a quarter of a mile for aid and divers recovered the bodies a short time later. Efforts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. The bodies are at a Ranger fu- neral home pending completion of funeral arrangements. TUPS CALLED TOM Ethiopia Also Protests That European Nation Refuse To Sell Her War Supplies ADDIS ABABA, JiOy foreign minister announced today that Ethiopia, "persisting in a peaceful solu- tion" of the dispute with Italy, demands the immediate convo- cation of the council of the league of nations. No Surprise Failure to agree in the Italo- Ethloplan conciliation commission meeting at Schevenlnsen, the Neth- erlands, "following the refusal of Shs Italian arbitrators to examine the question of TJalual" did not sur- jrise Ethiopian government circles. ;he announcement said. The Italians' unwillingness to take up this question was termed new proof of the Justice of Ethiopia's claims against the Illegal occupation of Its territory and the Italian ag- gression of December (The Italian arbitrators. Insisting that discussion be confined to the actual blame for the Ualual border clash In which 30 Italians and 110 Ethiopians, were reported killed, de- clined to entertain, or even listen to, that TJalual Is 'situated on' Ethiopian territory.) The foreign minister addressed .ettcrs to the representatives of number of European nations pro- against the refusal of cer- ;alri European arms factories to de- Jver to Ethiopia war material' 'which .Is necessary for the defense of Integrity and Independence." These letters went to the Belgian minister, to the French minister, rho'also represent .Czchoslovakla, and to the British minister, who al- so represents Sweden and Denmark. Italy Soon Will Have Men In Africa HEAT WAVE IN TEXAS BLAMED FOR 7 DEATHS ROME, July ad- 'anced to today its roster if troops designed to drive for an 'inexorable" victory over the em- See ETHIOPIA Page 9, CoL 5 Roosevelt Not III, As Hinted WASHINGTON, July Friends recently have called Presi- dent Roosevelt's attention to "whis- pering campaigns" relating prlnci- to his health. The White House readily conced- :d this today but indicated Mr. Roosevelt Is Ignoring it. There Is no apparent concern at he White House about the per- Istent reports of such a campaign. It was recalled there that such alk has developed about alr.-.ost ev- ry president, particularly around ampalgn time. Thermometers In Abilene stood three degrees higher at noon today than at the corresponding Tuesday, indicating temperatures this afternoon possibly higher than the seasonal top of 101 degras re- corded from 3 to 6 p. m. Tuesday. The noon reading was.99, as com- pared to 96 at that hour Tuesday. The weather bureau's prediction was for continued fair and hot weather. By The Associated Press Seven persons. Including four con- victs on Texas prison farms, hud died of heat prostration today as temperatures touched record marks for the year. Three, negroes and a white man succumbed to the intense heat while working In fields at the Ram- sey and Eastham prison farms, some 125 miles apart. The three negroes, who. W. A. Paddock, chairman of the Texas prison board, said were stricken "durlns the heat of the day" yes- terday, were tolling in Ramsey prls on farm fields in Brazorla count near the gull. They were James Leed, 21 of Gal veston, two years for assault to mur der; J. E. Poole. 24, Kaufman coun ty. two years for burglary, and Fe llx Moore, 17, of Ellis county, thre years for burglary. Bennle Daniels, 21, a white youth of Hunt county serving five year for burglary and theft, died seven hours after he was overcome by th heat at the Eastham farm nea; Weldon, Houston county. At Dallas, E. S. Carter, 40, faint ed while at work, in a bolting com pany and died In an ambulance en route to a hospital. The body of J. R. McLaughlln, farmer, eight miles southwest Sherman, was found in a field, justice of the peace attributed hi death to heat prostration. Texarkana physicians said a par alytlc stroke which yesterday caus See HEAT Put 9, Col. 5 POSSE GRABS SAM FORTUNA Alleged Slayer of Deputy Is Arrested In Mexico McALLEN, July uel Fortuna, hunted since Sunday night in connection with the slay- ing of Deputy Sheriff George Den- nett In Hidalgo county, was held in (all here today, following his arrest ast night, 35 miles west of Reynosa, Mexico. Fortuna, burglary suspect, before he allegadedly turned killer, was captured by a posse of Mexican army officers, civil police and Unit- ed Stales officers. He was surrounded as he pre- pared camp (or the night in a clump ui" brush. He surrendered without resistance. In the posse were Col. Tiburcio Garza Samora of the Mexican army garrison at Khynosa; Chief of Po- lice Ba.'oel Prado of Reynosa; Chief of Police Ramon de la Garza of Camargo. Mexico; Sheriff Bob Dan- iel of Hidalgo county; Deputy Sher- iff Dick Klllam and Constable Geo. Ingram. Deputy Sheriff Dennett was shot when he and other officers at- lemntcd to arrest Fortuna for In- vestigation in connection with a se- ries of burglaries. PO WORKMAN IS IMPROVING Riveter Seriously Hurt In Forty-five-Foot Fall G. E. Dennis, 38, workman on the federal postoffice building who was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he fell from ttie top of the steel structure, continued to show improvement this morning, attend- ants reported. His injuries include a fracture of the tight thigh and severe head and body bruises, received In falling a distance of 45 feet from a scaffold at top of the structure to boards forming temporary flooring at the ground level. Dennis, formerly of Dallas, had been employed as a riveter on the structure for three weeks. Entering the sanitarium this morning were Mrs. R. O. Hyde, 434 Palm street, for surgery; and Mrs. 3. J. Freeman, 801 Butternut street, for treatment. FIRE IN CUBA HAVANA, July large part of the Beracoa, Oriente prov- ince, on the northeast tip of Cuba, was reported on fire today. Mrs. J; 0. Woodward Victim of Heart At- tack At Coleman COLEMAN, July Fannie Woodward, 76. widow of th late Judge J. O. Woodward, died unexpectedly at her home here early today. A semi-Invalid since the death of her distinguished husband last December 12, Mrs. Woodwar; was stricken with a heart attacl and died at a.'m: The funeral will be held from the Methodist church, Thursday mom- Ing at 10 o'clock, with Rev. John A SIceloff, pastor, officiating. Elgh grandsons who served as pallbearei for Judge Woodward will bear the casket. They are McClellan Wood- ward, Wright Howell, Kirkland Bak- er, Dlllard Baker and W. B. Baker of Coleman; Roy Henson of Sana- torium and Halbert and Warren Woodward of Big Spring. Surviving Mrs. Wodward are two sons and four daughters. Sons are Walter C. Woodward of Coleman 'ormer state senator from the 24th district.; and Garland Woodward ol Big Spring. Daughters ITS Mrs. J EC. Baker, Mrs. Roy Howell, Mrs Mabel Henson and Miss Jessie Woodward of Coleman. Mrs. Henson and Miss Woodward a Dallas schoo teacher, reside in the family home ere. Mrs. Woodward was Fannie Dii- ard, daughter of the late Col. and ars. John D. Dlllard, pioneer set- :ler at Mt. Pleasant. There, in February, 1876, Miss Dillaid was married to J. O. Woodward, then .1 attorney. In September, 1878, the couple started west in a two-horse wagon, with Coleman their destination. Ar- riving 17 days later, they established their first West Texas a See WOODWARD Page 9, Col. E Ex-Texas Convict Given 2 Years on Forgery Charges ST. LOUIS, July three year, cross-country trip which net- ted Charles Wheeler. 58-year-old former Texas convict, a total of 000 in cashing bogus fratemia] or- ganization checks, brought him R two year prison sentence Tuesday. Wheeler pleaded to three charges of forgery and was sentenc- ed by Circuit Judgs E. J. Sartorlus After Ills release from the Texas penitentiary In July. 1932, Wheeler testified, he rijolnert his wife and two chldlren here and started on the nation-wide tour, armed with membership buttons of several fra- ternal organizations. Wheeler said he would wal'i Into a lodge, take blank checks bearing Its name, and wearing the mem- bership button would succeed in cashing several checks for small amounts. He asked the court to take custody of his 1- year-old boy and a. girl, place them In a good home where they could "forget their dad." Affidavit Is Entered Call- ing Governor Pearson Thief And Liar WASHINGTON. July An affidavit from an Anglican clergyman, Introduced today In thfe senate Investigation of the Virgin Islands, described Island Governor Paul Pearson as "an awful liar thief and hypocrite." The author of the affidavit, Rev E. G. Anson, was described by Paul Yates, former executive assistant to Pearson, as dean of the white mln Isters In the Islands. Charges by Yates against Pearson led to the senate inquiry. "The past four years have been an awful Anson's state ment said. "Thousands and thou- snds of dollars have been spent Importing inefficient people, while we have many natives that were far superior. "One American family who wined and dined the lieutenant governor and Ivlns a Pearson appointee, according to Anson, took two na- tives' positions away from them and they had to work for these people for much less salary. "Thousands of dollars liave been spent on trucks, tractors and many machines, but today are going to ruin." Anson criticized Pearson's ap- pointment. He said Ivlns had been 'discharged from the navy school with a bad and said "a rum runner" wns appointed to guide the vocational school. "We have to he said, "to keep our hospital, and we have one splendid doctor and one that Is drunk about half of the time, but ie Is the one that gets a car, while he other poor fel.'ow who does most of the work can walk. "Governor Pearson has turned out be an awful liar, thief and hyp- ocrite. Not one promise that he had made has been carried out. He Is a disgrace to the American flag. "Never In all my life have such llshonesty flourished and with such i crowd of uneducated and ineffi- lent greenhorns." Yates also offered an affidavit from Ulysses A Glbencz, former Is- land official, who charged aliens 32-CT. SET ff STATE IS 10 FAIR Third Appeals Court's Ruling Is Hailed as Vic lory For The Railroad Commission AUSTIN, July 10. Sweeping- decision of the thirc court of civil appeals here to day held a 32-cent gas gate rate set by the Texas railroac commission for the Lone Star Gas company had not been shown to be confiscatory or un reasonable by the company's court attack upon the order. War Open to Cities The appeals court rendered Judg- ment for the state and dissolved an njunctlon against making the rate effective. Railroad commission chairman E. O. Thompson Immediately announc- ed the way Is open for the 200 cities and towns served by the com- pany to order reduced rates to con- sumers. The 32-cent gate .rate is eight cents lower than the rate for- merly In force. (Abilene and num- erous other nearby towns are served by Lone Star.) Thompsbh -backed, -his .statement by-citing from'the court decision that "the railroad commission rntvy make Its order requiring distribut- ing companies pay.not It excess of such rate without further notice of hearing." The opinion, however, dealt only with the state's Interest In the case. Dissolution of a three-Judge feder- al restraining order must be got- ten by the attorney general's de- partment before cities may finally reduce their gas rates. Estimated saving to consumers !s a year. The rate In the Lone Star case was ;he gate rate charged for deilvery if gas at city limits from the com- pany pipelines, city officials have 0 base the ultimate rate to consum- ers on the gate rate. Any city ai- ected now can act, Thompson said. "This decision upholding the com- mission order certainly is a vlndlca- lon of the legislature's appropria- ion of for an appraisal of jropertles used In the gas system; and a vindication of the. commis- lon's contract with Hawley, Freese and Nichols of Fort Worth to make he valuation. I feel that I can say hat modestly, as the contract was et by my associates before I was a lember of the commission." The suit occupied several months 1 Its trial in district court here. Jury decided- that the 32-cent gate ates ordered by the commission was nreosonable. The company has 15 days In whlcn Sen GAS RATE Page 12, Col. 4 Senate Sidesteps Immediate Vote on Holding Companies Measure Goes to Conference Where Agreement With Hquse Is Sought WASHINGTON, July The utilities holding company bill was sent to conference today when Sen. William H. Dieterlch, (D.. m.) agreed to withdraw his motion, to Instruct senate conferees to recede from their position on the contro< verslal "death sentence" feature.. The action was regarded as a tem< porary administration victory, al- though there was no indication that the senate conferees, under leader- ship of Sen. Burton K. Wheeler, (D., Mont.) could force the house to accept the "death sentence pro- vision In the form In which It was advanced originally by the adminis- tration and passed by the senate. Dieterlch withdrew his motion effort would be mode to work out an agreement with the house on the controversial section and that, If no satisfactory arrangement could be completed In the sen- ate would have another opportuni- ty to vbte on the "deatty taw-has voteff to-jflkcei ine future of holding companies In hands of the federal securities alii exchange commission. The senate by a one-vote margin originally adopted the admlnlstra tlon plan for elimination of all "unnecessary" holding companle beyond the first degree within seven years. yice-yPresIdent John .N. Game rescinded the order .for a senate vote at 2 p. m., on Dleterich's orlg Inal action and appointed thes conferees to represent the senate Wheeler, Alben Barkley, D., Ky Fred H. Brown, D., N. H., Wallace H. White, R., Me., and Henrik Shlpstead, F-L., Minn. Volcano Krakatoa In Java Erupting BATAVIA, Java, July Vf) The volcano Krakatoa, which ex ploded In 1BB3 killing persons began a series of eruptions today. The eruptions were occurring at :wo minute intervals, and lava was pumed to a height of about eet. The coast watch maintained by he Netherlands government doub- ed its arrangements for safety pre- autions and ordered warnings to be et out by tom-toms through the in- and regions should the erupMons, n its opinion, become dangerous. It was reported that the small 1s- and of Anakrakatau has disap- peared. See INQUIRY Page 12, Col. 6 Man Is Acquitted In Slaying Case LIBERTY, July T. E. Barnes, cafe man of Hull, was free from murder charges today in con- Baucum, also of Hull, In 1933. A district court Jury acquitted Barnes after a short deliberation yester- day. Barnes said he shot Baucum In self-defense after an argument over alleged Illicit relations between Bau- cum and his daughter, Vlrgie Trial was completed In two days. weeks' Investigation of the fee sys- tem in Harrison coMty. Justice of the Peace J. B. Hen- derson was Indicted for allegedly failing to keep fee books. Consta- nectlon with the shooting of Emest! bles E. B. White, J. p. Jones, Joe Pope, Felix Jones and J. D. Smith were also charged with falling to Harrison County Group Accused of Disregard Of The Law MARSHALL, July Nine Harrison county officers were under a grand Jury indictment to- day for alleged "Intentional disre- gard of fne law" In the conduct of their office? The officers Included constables, deputy sheriffs and a Justice of the peace. All were paid under the fee system. The Indictments followed a two keep fee books. Deputy Sheriffs Ellis Johnson, H. H. Little f.nd Eaton Hunt were charged with failure to produce cost bills. Two former constables, C. E. McNeil and C. M. Hozcllp, were In- dicted on charges of misapplication of funds. Upper New York State Death List 40; Dam- age ALBANY, N. Y, July Relief work by state and federal governments moved apace today In flood-wrecked upstate New York where 40 persons lost their lives and property damage reached the murk. Governor Herbert H. Lehman, personally directing state activities, said the situation Is "Improving generally at all points" and report- Pair of Walmsley's Sup- porters Desert To Long's Side NEW ORLEANS, July The "surrender" of New Orleans to Senator Huey P. Long appeared Im- minent today. Two city commissioners, who have fought side by side with May- or T.Sernmes Dalmsley against the Louisiana "dictator." announced early today they did not Intend to oppose the senator any longer. "The affairs of the city demand said Finance Commissioner A. Miles Pratt and Property Com- missioner Joseph P. Skelly In l signed, statement. "I regret that Commissioners and Skelly have quit In a' Mey slid when fatten. "Any fight that I have been- maklng, I believe, was a moral one which the Interests of the city de- mand that I continue fighting." PubUc Utilities Commissioner Fred A. Earhart and Public Safety Commissioner Frank R. domlla did not sign the "surrender" statement Commissioners Pratt and Skelly said the city "must have the coop- eration of the state to which It owei Its existence as a municipal gov- ernment unless theer are to be se- vere losses for the future." They said they admired the stand of Mayor Walmsley "to correct con- but added "we have long since seen the apparent Impossibil- ity of his coping with the situation which faces us, even In the absence of the laws last passed." Business men, they stated, were desirous of seeing the "matter" set- tled, "We have secured relief before by ceasing they said. As the commissioners made their announcement Senator Long was in his skyscraper hotel suite. He bad planned to return to Washington last night but cancelled the trip at the lost moment. CIfy Gets Deeds to Tract Bought for Negro School Arrival of deeds lo the City of Abllene's recently purchased tract of 6.44 acres of land for a negro school site, was announced Wednes- day by Mayor C. L. Johnson. The papers were forwarded from Orlando, Flo., home of several heirs a the J. H. Jones estate, from which he land was acquired. The tract les 500 feet north of the present school site on North Ninth street. The city has prepared and secur- d engineers' approval on a build- ng project application, which is so be submitted under the new fed- ral public works administration. The plans are for construction of a modern school building' on the site. Work is not expected to start In time for completion for the 1935-36 school term. See FLOOD Pare 12, Col. 6 P.O. Nominations Sent to Senate WASHINGTON, July President Roosevelt today sent the following nominations for postmas- ter to the .senate: Duncan, Okla., Thomas A. Gray; Sapulpa, Okla.. Ernest R. Unger; Austin, Texas, Ewell Nolle; Cisco, Texas, Luther H. Mcorea; Sweet- wftter, Texas, Thelma H. Bowen. and vlelnlly Generally Tilr to- night and Thursday. Weit of lOOlh meridian Oeneriillr fUr tonight mid Eajl East of lOOlti rid Inn Generally fair lonlpht and Thursday. 101 101 10 SB 93 .1 82 Vldnight SO Voon fib 5M1 7n.m. Dry thermometer ..90' Wit IhermoraeLir ;