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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1935, Abilene, Texas PAG CLO, IDY 'tot. j Abilene Bail? porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT H EDI' lON LIV.' Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Presa (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY PAGES (EvenlnQ Edition of The Abilene Homing News) NUMBER 224 Mrs. Waley Sentenced To 20 Years New Wealth tax Bill Given Right-Of-Way His Quake Predictions Came True Holding that are due to celestial disturbances which can be accurately forecast 67 mathematical calculations, Reuben Greenspan, below, of New York, drew attention of scientists when his predicted came off on schedule. He successfully pre- dicted the recent disastrous quake In India when persons were killed. More recently he predicted a quake In Chile and it occurred on the day forecast. He also predicted temblors which shook the west coast of Formosa yesterday and In the already devastated regions of India (he day before.. PRESIDENT SET Measure Also Would Stop Child Labor In Interstate Trade WASHINGTON, July The house labor committee toda approved a bill to establish a 3 hour week and prevent child labc In Industries sending products In Interstate commerce. Chairman Connery said the mea; ure was designed to take the plac of NUA and that the committee ha instructed him to use every avalla ble parliamentary procedure to ol tain passage at this session of con gress. The measure would set up a fee a) commission to license all In J dustry using Interstate trade chan nels. The commission would be empow ered to withhold licenses from pro ducers, processors and manufactur ers who do not work employes on 30-hour a week basis, who emplo workers under 16 years of age, us forced or convict labor, fail to bar gain collectively with workers, an deal with parties to "yellow dog contracts. Connery said the measure prob ably would be recommended to th house formally tomorrow and tha he would Introduce Friday a reso asking for a rule to give th latlon right of way to the floor f spoke, too, of forcing at vote by a petition, if necessary. Connery added that he had no doubt as to the constitutionality o the proposal, although the supremi court never had handed down i decision on a similar llcensini measure. The committee approved a similar bill May 10, 1933, but did not press It because NRA was written five weeks later. The measure would seek to compe' payment of "Just and reasonable' wages capable of maintaining for workers a standard of living that would allow "decency an comfort.' The licensing commission would have the power to make findings as to what those wages should be. Anti-trust laws would be suspend- ed if In conflict with any provision of the measure. Seventeen Injured In Oklahoma Blast OKLAHOMA CITY, July persons were injured, three seriously, when an explosion .rocked the WiL-iOu and Company ftijWng plant here today. fPfourteen of the 17 persons re- ceived minor Injuries and were giv- plant. Three women workers were taken to a hospital. explosion occurred In the kit- chen of the plant It was believed to have been caused by underground gas main, j Classes Those Clamoring For Adjournment Along Who Have Weak Case" WASHINGTON, July Roosevelt to- day reiterated his desire for enactment of the new tax bill before adjournment of con- jress: Talking at his regular press conference Mr. Roosevelt com- pared efforts on Capitol Hill for a quick adjournment to the tactics of defense lawyers who have a weak case. He expressed the view that a rich person desiring to avoid a heavy inheritance tax would seek postponement of the legislation. The president observed that the first move of a lawyer with.e weak case would be to move .to put the staff of the Joint congressional and, failing, ask for a mistrial be- cause of hot weather. Way Is Cleared For tlew Tax jJiir. WASHINGTON, July Determination to put a new tax bl through congress speedily led thos hi charge of the measure to pu everything else aside today and glv It righ-of-way. Chairman Dough km CD-NO call ed the house ways and means com mlttee Into executive session ratify a tacit agreement to tha effect made last night by democrat ic members of the committee. For nearly three hours last nigh the democrats rtslked over the ta bill with Lovell'H. Parker, chief o discussed- was .to allow recipient committee on internal revenue tax ation, and Middleton Beaman, chie louse legislative counsel. r Both explained some suggestions tad prepared for admlnistra Mysterious Burning Of Telegrams Told By Witnesses WASHINGTON, July Two petite women were called be- fore congress1 twin utilities lobbying Inquiries today to tell what they knew of the strange burning of telegrams in e. Warren, Pa., tele- graph office and Rep. Ralph O. Brewster'a part In the house utilities fight. New Deal Farm Plans Wrecked It High Court Kills Process Tax "WASHINGTON, July Federal circuit court Judgment hold- ing agricultural adjustment admin- istration processing taxes unconsti- tutional will wreck the new deal farm aid plans beyond legislative repair, experts said today, unless the su- preme court reverses the lower tri- bunal. Under the jeopardized AAA pro- gram the government has collected from processors of var- ous basic commodities. Under ex- sting benefit payments agreements the government is committed to pay farmers If the AAA taxes followed NRA into the Judicial discard, the gbv- irnment would have to dig into the for at least the difference between collections and existing commitments. The direct charge on .he treasury would be increased if processors were able to obiuln re- "unds of taxes already paid. It would be possible to pay refunds or benefits out of the worlc-rclief fund. The number of injunctions and other suits against AAA Is creeping oward 200 in justice department iles. They come from practically I every by meat packers, flour mills, sausage manufacturers. WASHINGTON, July that the AAA would continue to function at least un- 111 a, final ruling by the supreme court on the validity of process- in? taxes was given today by President Roosevelt. That was his comment on the decision of the circuit court of appeals at Boston yesterday holding the taxes unconstitu- tional. Mr. Roosevelt said at press conference he thought It wonld be a good thing If the AAA amendments now before the sen- ate are passed. A vote may be reached this afternoon. He agreed with their general objective and has so informed congressional leaders. The president turned orer to the attorney general whether the AAA processing tax- es can be collected In the Juris- diction of the Boston court pend- ing the final decision by the su- preme court. textile and weaving mills, cottoi gins and manufacturers of special ty foods. These suits attack processing tax es from all angles. Most of then seek injunctions against further ta; collection on the grounds that th processing payments are doing Ir reparable Injury 60 the processors Other suits seek refunds of taxe paid. A few, Including the Hoosa case which went against the New Deal yesterday, directly challeng constitutionality of the Roosevel experiment which is NRA's agricul tural twin. Frank J. Wideman, assistant to the attorney general, commands the AAA lejal army. He believes the Hoosac case and the Contlnenta Mill suit which seeks tax refund will settle the AAA this autumn by decision from the su- preme court. Only about of process' Ing tax funds actually axe tied up now. The money is in escrow. Fed- eral judges in a few cases have di- rected suing processors to pay tax money to the court which will hold See PROCESS TAX, Fg. 7, Col. 4 John Hendrix blonde telegraph clerk In the War- ren office, and Mrs. Frances E. Dustln, modlshly dressed secretary to Brewster, occupied the senate and house inquiries. The senate Inquiry was directed at revealing the details of the dis- patching of some hundreds of tele- grams from Warr-n, Pa., to Rep. D. J. Drlscoll, D., Pa., protesting against the Wheeier-Raybum util- ities bill. Miss Loding and other witnesses testified the mesasges vere signed by named taken from a city direct- ory and original copies were myster- iously burned on the eve of the con- gressional inquiry. 'The Driscoll telegrams were sent jy R. P. Herron, bond salesman for ;he Associated Gas Electric Co., Miss Loding said. Herron advised Chairman Hugo Black, D., Ala., of the senate com- mittee that he was en route here to testify but was delayed by lack if funds. Elmer Danielson, bashful and tan- ned 19-year-old Western Onion mes- tive sections of the bill. One idea discussed was to allow receipients of Inheritances a period of 10 years or more In which to pay their fed eral inheritance taxes so as to avoid forced liquidation of a klru considered undesirable. The reclp lents would be charged low Inter- est during the period. There also was talk about letting a father transfer to a son at very low tax a share in busi- ness which the son hd helped to build up but which remained in the father's name. There was in addition, discussion about making tne Inheritance lev- ies lower on wealth .left to widows, See TAX BILL, Pg. 11, Col. 4 CROMWEtLS IN ORIENT MANILA, P. I, July James Cromwell and his bride, the former Doris Duke, tobacco heiress, sailed for Hongkong today on their round -the- world China they will honeymoony. In fly by chartered plane to Shanghai and Peiping and later go to Japan before returning LOBBY PROBE, Pg. 11, Col. 4 to the United States about Oct. 1. ETHIOPIA MOBILIZES MEN AND SUPPLIES FOR WAR WITH ITALY ntensive Drilling of Troops Underway; Machine Gun and Artillery Fire Is Heard In Caoital Bronte Bank Bandit Suspect Identified ADDIS ABABA, July rder for general mobilization of "thlopian warriors was executed by uthoritative sources today to be 1s- ued by Emperor Halle Selassie to- orrow when he addresses parlla- ent. Expectation of the order spread as le foreign ministry announced that le Ethiopian minister to Paris had een instructed to adhere to the in- rnatlonal Red Cross convention. Defensive military preparations came Increasingly apparent. Organlzatlgn of an Ethiopian ria- onal Red Cross began while this pltal, despite heavy rainfall, took the aspect of an Immense mlU- I training ground. Extensive drilling was undertaken eagerly by all classes of people. Streets and squares were being used day and night, even government de- partments going on part-time work to permit drilling. The chatter of machine funs and the boom of artillery were heard as troops plunged into practice maneu- vers. Other troops were being dispatch- ed to the frontiers while those re- maining behind and .arriving for training were receiving new arms, khaki uniforms and instructions In war tactics. Caravans and truck and train See ETHIOPIA, 7, Col. 2 I Appointment of Number 2 Man Announced By District Director John M. Hendrix, Sweetwater, will e assistant director for West Texas istrict No. 13, of the Works Prog- ess administration. Announcement of the appoint- ment of the' No. 2 man iii the dls- rict's new federal program was iade Wednesday from San An- onio by W. S. James, Abilenian, Istrict director. Over, long distance hone James told the Reporter- lews he had made no other ap- ointments. Hendrix was in San Antonio Wednesday conferring with James nd Henry P. Drought, state direc- or, and will attend a school ol in- ruction, with other assistant dl- ectors, before returning to West exas. The new assistant Is well known iroughout West Texas. For several ears he was secrelery-manager of ie Sweetwater board of develop- ent. resigning in May this year become a staffman on the Cat- eman, magazine of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers associa- tion. There are 13 counties In district: Eastland, Stephens, Calla han. Shackflford, Jones, Taylor. No- lan, Fisher, sterling. Coke, Kent, Scurry and Mitchell. Girl Victim Says He Is The One; Bank1 President Not So'Positive SAN ANGELO, July 17. One of three men suspected In the Bronte bank robbery of July 1 was identified here late yesterday by Clairene Gllreath, 14-year-old girl who talked the bandits out of putting her In the, vault along with four others and 'then spread the alarm. The young girl viewed the suspect in her roo'm at a local hos- pital, where she Underwent surgery for appendix removal a week ago. The suspect, 25 'years old, said to be a parolled New Mexico burglary convict, was arrested at Amarll'.o several days ago. He was the only one of the trio that the girl talked to or saw plainly Another suspect is in the county jail here and the third is still at liberty. The Gllreath girl said thct she positively identified the suspect by his "nice smile which showed pret- ty teeth back of thick lips, and his dark brown hair, olive complexion and his stubby fingers." L. T. Youngblood, president of the bank, was said to have been "not so positive" about his identi- fication of the suspect. The sec- ond man held here has not yet been identified by anybody, it was learned today. 49 FORMOSANS DIE IN QUAKE Third Recent Temblor Japanese Empire In Texas Sheepmen Name Secretary SAN ANGELO, July W. (Wlnford) Cunningham, ranch- man and graduate of Texas Chris- tian university. Is the first secretary of. the recently organized Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers association, Abe Mayer, president, announced today. Cunningham's first duties will be to conduct a membership drive. The new organization represents a merger of the old Sheep and Goat Raisers association of Texas and the Texas Wool and Mohair association. Headquarters wili be here. TAIHOICrj, Formosa, July persons were killed and 144 Injured, police estimated, in an earthquake centering In South- ern Shlnchlku province today. Police reported the Japanese em- pire's third fatal temblor In three months destroyed 224 buildings. As the earthquake shook the same area in which nearly persons died April 21. Seismologists, said today's temblor was one of a series of after- shocks'to the April disaster. Telephone and telegraph lines were disrupted, and railway lines and bridges were damaged, but of- ficials predicted that normal traffic could be resumed within a day. An alarming shock startled four prefectures In southern Japan about an hour before the Pormosan quake, but .did no damage. Lighter shocks were perceptible In Talchu and Tainan and ships at sea.recorded tremors. Expeditions of police, physicians 1L BE SENT T( See QUAKE, Pg. 11. Col. 6 FDR Questions Louisiana Laws WASHINGTON. July President Roosevelt said today the issue of public funds In Louis- iana was under question because of the new state law and because of the definite policy that the feder- al government must supervise the expenditure of federal funds. Girl Kidnaper of Tacoma Boy, Shows No Emo- tion as Judge Pro- nounces Sentence TACOMA, July Margaret Thulin Waley, 19, convicted in the George Weyerhaeuser kidnap case last Saturday, was sen- tenced by U. S. District Judge E. E. Cushman today to serve 20 years in the federal deten- tion farm at Milan, Michigan. Motions Denied Judge Cushman denied her mo- tions for an arrest of judgment and a new trial after overruling the government's objections to the mo- tions being filed more than three days alter her muvlcHcm. Chief Defense Counsel John F. Dore submitted his motions without any more argument than he had made during the trial last week. Mrs. Wnley showed no outward sign -of emotion when called to the bar for sentence. She stood mute when Judge Cushmnn asked her If she had anything to say why sen- tence should not be pronounced. Neither the government or de- fense-attorneys made any recom- mendations about the sentence, Mrs. Waley had tried twice to plead guilty to the consplracy and kidnaping counts under which she and her husband Harmon M. Waley and their fugitive co-defendant, William Dalnard, alias Mahan, were Indicted. She said Saturday she was satisfied with rhe conviction verdict and U. S, Marshal A. J. Chltty said she told him before the Jury came In that he hoped "that Jury won't acquit me." Her husband pleaded guilty during heir arraignment last month and udge Cushman sentenced him to 45 ears In whatever federal prisons J. S. attorney general may decide. Waley has started, his sentence at [cNiel Island prison near here. Federal department of Justice agents are pressing their search for Dalnard with renewed vigor. He was last seen June 8 at Butte, Mont., when he' abandoned an automobile and of the ransom with which Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Wey- erhaeuser, Jr., bought back their nine-yeai1 old son the night of May 30. Mrs. Waley ICC Report Recommends Two Cents Mile And Three For Pullmans WASHINGTON, July An examiner's report to the Interstate commerce commission today held unreasonable the preaei.fr regular basic passenger fare railroad Nine Miners Are Trapped By Blast LEXINGTON, Ky., July Nine miners were trapped by an explosion in number five mine of Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear, Ky., today, according to information received ht-re by John F. Daniel, chief of the depart- ment of mines and minerals. Tiie fate of teh trapped men was not Immediately determined. The explosion cut off their exit Tom the shaft. Field inspectors and a rescue crew From the coal company were sent .nto the mine in an effort to rescue :he men. The report, made alter Investigation, recommended as a reasonable maximum future basis a rate of two cents per pas- senger mile In coaches and three cents per passenger mile In Pull- mans. It found the Pullman surcharge to re unreasonable and recommended Its elimination. Extra fares charges for extraord- nary and supplemental Pullman service were held not to be Illegal or Improper. The report added that low ex- perimental fare bases In the south- em and western dfctricU were not unreasonable or otherwise unlawful. Before action is taken by commission on the recommenda- tions further hearings will be held by the full commission beginning October 3. Democrats Move To Curb Schall Sales Tax Issue Wins In Dakota FARGO. N. D., July opponents of the North Dakota two per cent rales tax late yesterday conceded defeat in the face of an Increasing favorable margin in lat- est returns from Monday's referen- dum election on the two year emer- gency measure. When of the state's precincts had reported bal- ots favored the measure and 443 opposed it. Ten Are Injured In Train Wreck UPPER SANDU3KY. Ohio, July Liberty Limited, crack train of the Pennsylvania railroad, crashed Into a truck trailer, then derailed here -oday. spreading de- struction for three blocks and caus- ing Injuries to tc-n persons. The train sheared off the plat- form of a freight depot, splintered freight cars, and mapped and bent rails before It stopped with the locomotive and tender overturned. PACKER WINS IN TAX SUIT Firm Had Fought Payment of Under AAA FIGHTING IN IRFXAND BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July to hand lighting be- tween the opposing factions of the recent riots broke oiil again today a cemetery where the burial services were bcliiR performed for a victim ol the Protestant-Catholic righting. PHILODELPHIA, July Judge William H. Klrkpatrlck In the U. S. district court ruled uncoiv stltutlcnal today that part of the agricultural adjustment act which delegates to the secretary of agricul' Lure the power to levy processing taxes. The ruling was made In n suit by F. O. Vogt and Sons, Inc., Phil- adelphia meat packers, who chal- lenged the processing tax on hogs and asked for an Injunction against 1U collection. The Vogt firm owes In unpaid processing tax- es. Ten other meat packing firms pe- titioned the court In similar suits. TO REVIEW TROOPS AUSTIN, July and Mrs. Jnmes V. Allred tomorrow will review the RGth cavalry brigade encamped it Mineral Wells. SPITALE GETS PRISON TERM Figure In Lindy Case Mast Serve Three Months NEW YORK, July (ypj vatore Spltalc, Intermediary in the Lindbe. gh kidnaping, and Sal vn- tore Arcldiaco were convicted in magistrate's court today of violat- ing the Brownell public enemy act. Magistrate Nathan D. Perlmnn sentenced thrm to three months' Imprisonment each. It was regarded as the first Im- portant test of the act v.'lileh makes It unlawful for known criminals to consort with each other for an Il- legal punxuic. WASHINGTON, July Terming Senator Schall, blind re- publican, the "mJsrep.-esentative from senate democrats yesterday loosed a concentrated at- tack on his denunciations ol the administration and In turn were charged with "censorship." First, Senator Robinson, the dem- ocratic leader, and then Senators Black (D-Ala) and Bone (D-Wash) took the senate floor to shout warn- ings that Schall conform to the rules of "decency." As gallery spectators crowded for- ward Schull shouted back, his voice rising, that he had "made no state- ments not permitted under the rules" and had "done only what a senator has a right to do." It was evident that the demo- crats, aroused, over Schall's recent description of President Roosevelt as a eliminated from the bent upon checking up all matter the Minnesotan wanted Inserted In the record before giving consent to any more of his requests, Abilene nnd vicinity Partly cloudy to oudy tonlKht and Thursday. Went of IfHUh meridian Partly cloudy, probably shower? fn south- east portion tonight and Thursday. Texas-East of 100th meridian Partly cloudy lo cloudy, local showen In ilh portion lonlRhL and Thursday. Temperatures p.m a.m. Tucs Wed. 63 73 LINER IS REFLOATED MOJI, Japan, July S. 3. President Hoover of the Dollar Line was refloated Ht p. m. to- day, undamaged, and steamed on icr way toward Kobe after run- ning aground nctr this seaport on Kyushu island while traveling from Shanghai ;