Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1935, Abilene, Texas
FAIR gfolene Baity Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT H EDI' noN L1V, Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, JULY 15 TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 223 Twenty Dead In Texas Accidents Court Ruling Bar To Housing Projects Dismal End of Stratosphere Flight Attempt Here are before and after photos of the National Geographic Society-Army Air Corps cubic foot balloon largest in the world, which burst open in an unexplained manner while being Inflated In the Stratabowl near Rapid City, S. D. for a flight to the stratosphere. Top photo shows the giant bag an hour before the scheduled time of the takeoff. Below after its collapse. The bulge In the center of the photo is the gondola which was being affixed at the time of the accident Several members of the ground crew were caught under the bag but were uninjured. War Fever Sweeps Negroes of Harlem More Troops Called To Colors; African Army Totals ROME, July war between Italy and Ethiopia Increas- ingly regarded as Inevitable, Pre- mier Benlto Mussolini today order- ed the mobilization of another reg- ular army division and the creation of an additional division of black- fmllitia. Duce also ordered the immedl- constructlon of ten new sub- Hundreds Are Joining Up to Fight Against Italy For Ethiopia iSfc marines. An official communique which announced the new preparations for possible hostilities in east Africa said "the accelerated rhythm of military preparation by Ethiopia forces us to proceed with additional measures of military character. Today's orders bring the number of regular army divisions destined for East Africa to five. -Five black- shirt divisions also have been cre- ated. This means Italy will have at least men for service against Ethiopia, should war begin The communique said II Duce had called out specialists and technical experts of the classes of 1909, 1910 and 1912, and summoned new quo- tas of pilots and specialists for tru air force. The communique, issued through the ministry of propaganda, con- firmed rumors of further moblllza- Scc ITALY, Page 10, Col. 6 NEW YORK, July Black man's Harlem hastened re- cruiting as a "block legion" to defend 'Ethiopia against Italy. Patriotic exhaltatlon swept the larg- est negro community with a fervor seldom given a white man's land. Recruiting redoubled in half a dozen spots as youngsters responded by scores to the passion of a cause. Sparks from the urban flame for "African freedom" jumped Into the deep south as far as Texas. Estimates of the number of "black legionnaires" leaped today to around One negro group reported en- listment of 15 doctors and 50 nurses. An auxiliary movement to boycott Italian-made goods gained headway. Arrangements were being made for a 59-acre training camp near Mont- rose, N. Y. A drive proceeded to supply every barefoot Abyssinian soldier with a pair of shoes. Wom- en's groups were being organized to See NEGROES, Pzff 3, Col. 6 Medical Licenses Awarded to 240 ALLAS, July licenses to practice medicine authorized by the state board of medical examiners here yester- day. The board authorized licenses for 187 recent graduates of Texas medi- cal schools, and granted 53 more to doctors who received-licenses in oth- iratatci, IN flJl FIT Two Major Family Quar- rels Threaten to Split Federation WASHINGTON, July The American Federation of La- bor's two major family quarrels are nearing a crucial fight. The larger of the two, the scrap between industrial and craft union- ists, has grown so bitter that some labor men believe it threatens to split the federation. The other controversy involves building trade? workers. Talk of withdrawal from the federation has been heard among the chiefs of one set of building trades unions, at odds for the past year another group over who should head the federation's building trades depart- ment. Both fights lire expected to break out anew at the August 5 meeting of the federation's executive council in Atlantic City, N. J. Both have jeen aggravated by recent develop- ments. Supporters of craft and industrial unions have been disputing for years e LABOR ROW, Page 3, Col. 7 HELDJ1EHL Louisville, Ky.. Project And Others Totaling In Forty Cities Involved ..CINCINNATI. 0.. July sixth district Unit-- ed States circuit court of ap- peals held today the federal rovenunent has no power to condemn land for use in public lousing- projects. The court acted in sustaining Judge Charles I. Dawson of Louis- ville, now retired from the bench, who on January 4 hejd condemna- ;ion for such a purpose to be Illegal, ;hrough failure to come within the government's power to condemn lands for public buildings, parks, fortifications, or arsenals. Directly affected is housing project In Louisville, Ky. Indirectly, however, Secretary Ickes has said, the suit here affected the entire housing program In some 40 cities. Originating in Louisville, the suit normally would have come., to the court here on appeal, bat Secretary Ickes instead had it carried directly to the supreme court. On March 11, however, the government sought and obtained dismissal of Its petition In I that court In order ti> return the case here for decision, its attorneys later appealing for early action by this court on the ground delay would "create a chaotic condition in the carrying out of the entire program of the Federal Emergency Adminis- tration of Public Works." Judge Dawson ruled in sustaining a demurrer filed by Edward J. Ger- nert to condemnation proceedings seeking title to 120 parcels of prop- erty in Louisville valued.at The project there contemplated housing for 460 families. Fights Death With condition called precar- ious, Thomas MeJghsn 56, fought for hU life alter a serious operation in New York. A throat obstruction that de- veloped after pneumonia forced I he npttd film actor to hurry East from California to undergo the operation. W. S. James of Abilene Named WPA Director SAN ANTONIO, July S. James of Abilene today was nam- ed director of district No. 13 with headquarters at Sweetwater of the works progress administration by II. P. Drought, state administrator for the WPA. James is the thirteenth district director to be appointed and an- nounced by Drought. There will be 20 finally appointed in the state. Drought expects to announce the remaining appointees tomorrow. DUTCH PLANE FALLS; 6 DEAD TOURISTS IN AUTO WRECK Third 'Flying Hotel' to Meet I Auto And Truck Collide On Disaster In 6 Months AMSTERDAM, July thorities ordered a rigid Investiga- tion today into the series of dis- asters to the Netherlands' air liners after Sunday's trageay in which six persons were killed at the Schlphol aerodrome. The giant American-made Pokker plane which crashed into a dyke .nd burst into flames yesterday soon after taking off for Hamburg was the third "flying hotel" of the Netherlands wrecked In a little more than six months. The charred wreckage of the four- motored ship was sealed. Not even officials of the air line were per- mi'.ted to approach. A post mortem disclosed that the BM CBJUU. itu (W. s Albany Highway Two tourists, one in a grave con- dition, and an Abilene man were being treated today at the West Texas Baptist sanitarium for Injur- ies received in a head-on collision of an automobile and truck on Hifhway 1-A three miles northeast of Abilene at p. m. Sunday. C. P. Parrls, Route 4, Atlanta, Ga., about 50, remained seriously 111 at noon, suffering from com- pound fractures of both knees and considerable loss of blood from a severed artery In the left hand' His wife, with whom he was traveling toward Albany In a Bulck automo- bile, had several broken ribs, while the third person figuring In the mishap, Wm.- L. Beaslcy, 618 Syca- Sn ACCIDENT. Pice CoL I Ex-Army Sergeant Is Granted Pardon AUSTIN, July Allred today granted a conditional pardon to Prank J. Costello, former army sergeant stationed at San An- tonio, convicted in Bexar county of murdering wife. He was con- victed April Elios Flores, convicted In Val Verdn county, for assault to murder was granted a' general parole for deportation. Other general paroles issued in- cluded Fred Scott, convicted of murder In Harris county, January 21, 1933, and sentenced to two to five years. Prederlco Terrosas convicted in El Paso county of criminal assault. Terrasas was ordered deported. Job Pays Too Little He Says; P. A. Martin to Succeed Him FORT WORTH, July Judge Hal S. Lattlmore 'today ten- dered bis resignation as associate justice of the second court of ap- peals here because he considered his salary inadequate to provide for his j family and his future. Previously, Governor James V. Allred had announced that Lattl more would be succeeded by Dls> trict Judge P. A. Martin of Wichi- ta Falls, who ran unsuccessfully in 1934 for the place now held by As- sociate Justice Marvin H. Brown. Lattlmore mailed his resignation from Houston. He declared that the Judiciary of Texas Is among the poorest paid in the Union, and charged this fact Is a "blot on the name of the greatest state.1 He explained that his 12 years on the bench had been happy ones, that he loved the work but felt he owed a duty to his duty he had been compelled to neglect in the service of Texas. In conclusion he expressed the l 18 One Dead By Drowning And Another Due To Fall Add to Week-End Death List By United Press. Week-end accidents in Texas caused at least twenty deaths a United Press survey today revealed. The total include! 18 due to automobile accidents one drowning and one death caused by a fall. Joseph Rayer, 8, was killed when n automobile struck him as he stood beside his father's car on the highway near Waco. Mrs. Beatrice Deosade, 27, anc her daughter, Joe Ann, 4. were kill- ed last night In an automobile col- lision eight miles east of San An- tonio on the San Antonio-Houston highway. Mrs. Deosade's husband tier sister and her mother were Drulsed. Corporal L. E. Johnson Randolph field, driver of the other car, was arrested on. charges ol negligent homicide. Miss Vivian Forehand, Beaumont, and Paul Henry McClnin, George, Texas, died yesterday at Conroe to make the total of deaths four as a result of an automobile collision Sat- urday night near Conroe. Glen Mc- Clain, cousin of Paul, and Earl Du- hon, 24; oi Sour Lake, died a few minutes after the accident occurred, Tour others were hurt. Mrs. Fred. Lawrence, 37; her son, F. M. Jr., and her daughter, Chris- tine Lawrence, :2, of Sah Benlto were killed three miles northwest of Sin ton when their automobile collided with an oil truck driven by I. D. Shrlder of Ingleslde, Injuring Shrider and his daughter, Jean, 16. L. D. Smith, 21, of Houston, was killed at Crystal Hill, near KUgore, and R. J. Jones. Houston, was in- ured when their automobile collided with one driven by Walter Waymer, See WRECKS, 9, Col. 4 American Tourist Is Found Dead In Resort Near Rome hope that his statement would "find lodgement with those to whom cit- izenship is a responsibility and will call them to the defense of those who hold grent power and yet, strangely enough, can not defend Judiciary of Tex- as." Merkel Woman Bitten.On Toe By Black Widow ROME, July May Katherine Thompson, 40, of Brook- lyn, N. Y., and H. N. Scott, British subject nnd director of the American In Italy, today In the sulphur Express company were found dead baths at Acque Albue, well known Roman bathing resort halfway be- tween Rome and Tivoll. While the cause of their deaths had not been offlc'illy ascertained, doctors expressed the opinion that they might have died of sulphur inhalation. The two went to Acque Albule yesterday afternoon with friends to swim In the sulphur waters. Their bodies were found yesterday evenliig. Police and the American consulate were notified, the former opening an Investigation. Mrs Thompson, whose husband Is Edwin F. Thompson of Brooklyn, arrived in Italy nearly ten days ago as a tourist. She came to Rome aft- er spending several days at Naples. Here she gave her occupation as an artist. She had planned to go to Florence lost night. REPORT CHINESE DEAD IN VAST FLOOD SHANGHAI, July uolty reports of horrifying proper tlons reached Shanghai today the great Yangtze river menacec territory on its raging way to th sea. Dispatches from Hankow report ed more than deaths in th Tienmen lake district of Central Hiipeh province, north of the Yang tze and contributory to It. Two thousand deaths were re ported at Llhslen, In Hunan prov Ince to the south of the Yangtze. Corpses were washing ashore to- day on the Yangtze's banks wher the three Important cities of Han kow, Hanyang and Wuchang ar grouped together, Fitly were fount In the suburbs of Hanyang as tbj river, ever rising, approached with in a few inches of the dike tops. Big as the casualty estimate were, they covered but a fragmen of the thousands of square miles o country now revealed as having been ravaged by the great Yang tze's tributaries to Its north ant south. None of the deaths reported today were from the Yangtze Itsel but from the basins of the rivers that feed it. Dispatches from Provincial cltle in estimating casualties said tha those reported were belated am that It was believed the total deaths would prove to be much larger than they Indicated. News of the toil of life exacted by the Yangtze and Its tributary rivers added to anxiety for cities In the Hankow region and to the east where bodies and furniture, "o houses-were. HoaUngJpast Iran areas first Affected: Health Planning Board Is Named AUSTIN, July five- man committee to conduct the Texas planning board's health pro- gram was announced today by Sec- retary of state Gerald C. Mann board member and chairman of the committee. Appointees are Dr. J. M. Travis Jacksonville; Dr. Ben R. Buford 3allas; Dr. E. W. Wright, Bowie Dr. J. W. Brown, Austin; H. W. Van Hovenburg, Texarkana. The committee proposes to make Texas conscious of Its deficiencies n health matters and to prepare a health program niltable to every community In the state, Mann said 'When Texas finds out that 30 per cent of the annual death- are pre- he added, "the state will begin to consider means to stop this waste of human resources." W. E. Caplin Now Dangerously III Disquieting reports were had Monday from the West Texas Bap- 1st sanitarium on the condition of W. E. Caplln, clothing merchant of Abilene, who eight days ago under- for removal of the One of the doctors said: "When he operation was performed the ippcndlx was found In a bad condi- :on, and Mr. Capllr, Is today a very Ick man after showing Improve- ment in the early stages of his 111- icss. He is in a state of extreme 'rostra tlon and is, we fear, growing weaker." went surgery appendix. Quake Rocks Queta the 'City of Death' QUETTA, India, July An earth shock of great Intensity, iastlTig 15 seconds, was felt here 11 a. m. today. It was accompani- ed by strange gurgling sounds. Quetta, the "City of wos already In ruins from an earth- quake May 31 In which per- sons died. The total number 'A deaths throughout the Indian area devastated by that temblor has been estimated at about MERKEL, July has had Its first black widow spider pa- tient. Mrs. Emmeit Hudson, who lives at the Morrison ranch on Mulberry flat, 10 miles northeast of here, was bitten on the great (oe of the right foot, Saturday at a. m. Hushed Immediately to Merkel, she was given the incision and suc- tion treatment at the office of a. local physician, where she remained ur.tll 2 p .m. She was then allow- ed to return to her home. The doctor this morning received re- _.._.. port that his patient was doing well, i block shadow will cut Into the side The splrer, found olive In Mrs. Hudson's shoe, was brought here and Identified as the black widow. Marshall Man Is Freed in Slaying MARSHALL, July E. H. Travis, former police desk ser- fteant, was free winy of murder charge in connection with the shooting of Preston Scott last May A Jury returned a verdict yes- terday acquitting Travis ot fjie charge. ECLIPSE WILL DUNLAP GETS BEGIN AT 99-YEAR TERM Shadow Will Cover Face Completely at p.m. NEW YORK, July The entire United States has the main seat tonight for a total eclipse o[ the flrsl. for the whole country since 1927. No one will have to slay up all night, and most folks won't hav; to be up even late to see this eclipse. The curving edge of the earth' of the moon at p. m. central standard time. That Is the moment when the moon touches a black zone, the earth's shadow, which extends about miles out Into space. The moon will enter this r.one at a point about miles Oui. It will take the moon 57 min- utes to pass completely Into this black shadow cone. Prom the earth this will be seen as the earth's shadow, a round disc far bigger than the moon, moving across the BM ECLIPSE, Fife 8, Col. Pleads Guilty to Indictment As Habitual Criminal Robert C. Dunlap, man of many aliases and a long court record, j Monday entered a plea of guilty In 104th district court, here to an In- dictment charging him with theft of an automobile by bailee, and as a habitual criminal. The plea was entered before Judge W. R. Chap- man, who sentenced the defendant to 90 years In the penitentiary, the term provided for conviction under the habitual criminal act Dunlap, also known as R. C. Hut- ton, Carl Du Ney, Robert E. St. Clalr Robert Belmont and by many other aliases, was brought to Abilene re- cently from Clovls, N. M., where an automobile owned by H. Nichols, a local tourist camp operator, was re- covered. Admittedly, Dunlap bor- rowed the machine from Nichols, while staying at the camp. Records of his conviction under the national motor vehicle theft act, at New Orleans, July 7, 1924, snri at See DUNLAP. ftp, Cot Indiana Town Wins, Four Up HAMMOND, Ind., July 15 (AP) A. C. Colby, Hammond Traction executive, has been watching town signs such u these In Central Indiana: "Biggest Little City On Earth." "Center of the United "The Eden of Indiana." Today he said he found tie champion. It read: "Population, 462. Four more coming." Speakers Arrive For Pro- gram On T P Lawn At Eight O'clock Bishop A. Frank Smith and Dr. L. D. Young of Dallas, are to ar- rive here late this afternoon to the principal speakers at a rally on the T. P. lawn at 8 o'clock tonight: >v .Bent, from the state of the tfpited Dry Forces of Texas, the tyo are to deliver a series of ad- dresses in West Texas and on thi plains. They will speak Tuesday night at Plalnview and Wednesday night at Amarlllo. Thomas E. Hayden, Jr., 24th sen- atorial district chairman of dry forces, and J. Bryan Bradbury, representative, are to preside at ths local rally. Music to precede the addresses Is being arranged by W. A. Stephenson. Bishop Smith presides over thret conferences of the Southern Metho- dist Texas, North Tex- 515 and Oklahoma conferences. Dr. Young Is pastor of Abbey Presby- terian church, Dallas. Organization of forces will be completed in the 24th district this week. It has been announced by Mr. Haydcn. Counties yet to be or- ganized are Nolan, Scurry, Fisher and Mitchell. Loud speaking equipment will be installed for the rally, Bradbury announced. Laredo Woman Is Fatally Wounded LAREDO, July Do- lores Ramos. 54, was killed and her husband, Gumeslndo Ramos, 65, se- riously wounded in a shooting at heir home here early today. Oscar Stlva, 19-year-old son-in-law of the couple, was Jailed on charges of murder and assault with intent to murder. Officers said the shoot- ngs followed domestic difficulties between young Silva and his es- ranged wife. Pioneer Merchant Dies at Leonard LEONARD, July nera] services for James R. Wilson 3, pioneer North Texas merchant who died yesterday in a Dallas hos- pital, will be held here at 2 p m Tuesday. He was a native of Ev- nsville. Ark, and had lived in Tex- 60 years. Wen of looih meridian PLr ly cloudy, proMibly showtr, In porllon lonlghl und Tuesday EMI or loom n.'erldlm _ Genm.lly Inlr lonlshc and Tue.idiy.