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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1935, Abilene, Texas !CLOi IDY fcfie Silent Bail? porter "WITHOUT OH WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WUBLD EXACTLY AS IT H EDI riON VOL. UV. Full Leased Wires ol Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 18, PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Horning 225 Emperor Calls Ethiopians To War Big Time Chicago Gangster Is Killed Pay as You Park in Oklahoma City A bitter legal fight over Oklahoma City's experiment in downtown parking is in prospect with the filing of an injunction suit. The parking slots and meters, shown below, were placed all over the down- town district. The motorist can park for an hour by dropping a nickel in the meter, 15 minutes in, the more congested zones. When the coin is dropped an indicator goes up; when the allotted tune Is up it drops and here comes a traffic cop. Oklahoma City is the first city In the nation to try the scheme. Survivor of Many Bloody Racket Wars Mowed Down By Shotgun Fire On Leaving Hotel CHICAGO, July 18. (Two Gun) Alterie, "big one" Chicago gangster who urvived some of the city's loneliest bootlegging wars, was hot down as he left his hotel oday and died an hour later. Wife Not Injured A blast of shotgun slugs dropped Alterie so seriously wounded that he barely survived the ambulance ride to Lakevlew hospital. But the I gangster's assassins missed Alterie's woman companion. Identified by police, as his wife, Irma, 35. Capt. Daniel Gilbert chief of the state's attorney's police, blamed the slaying on "labor trouble." Once the partner of the slain Dion O'- Banion, pioneer Chicago Alterie had lately been an official of a Janitors' union, Gilbert said. Alterie was unconscious when he arrived at the hospital, and- died without making any statement, rectors said nine slugs had struck him. His wife was taken into custody Long Speeding Back To Capital; Tells FD To 'Go To Heir by -.hay police. Pioneer Oil man Dies at Home After A Long Illness Funeral services for J. G. Higgin- botham, wellfcnown among old- time oil and cattlemen of Texas, held this afternoon. Brief rites will be held in the home, 2102 Swenson avenue, lor the family at o'clock, after which the body will be conveyed to the South Side Baptist church where final service will be held at 5'o'clock. Rev. W. C. Ashford, pastor of the South Side Baptist .church, assisted by Dr. F. M. .Warren, First Chris- tian church pastor, and Dr. J. D. Sandefer, president of Hardin-Slm- mons university, will officiate at the church rites. The body was lying in state at the home until the funeral hour. The casket will not be opened at the church, It was announced from Elliott's Funeral home. Burial will be made In Cedar Hill cemetery. Pallbearers are O. S. Burkett, Lee Gowan. Bob Davis of Breckenridge, Aubrey Stevenson, Gus King and Dr. B. F- Rhodes. All friends of the See PIONEER DIES, Page 7, Col 4 FIND BODIES OF 3 MINERS Over Experiment in Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY, July City's plan for "park- ing as long as your nickel keeps the meter running" ran Into high water Wednesday as a district court in- junction c igulfed the experimental traffic ordinance. On the petition of Ed Butterfield, former city commissioner and a po- litical antagonist of Carl MaGee, newspaper editor who invented the parkin? meter, District Judge Clar- ence Mills granted a temporary re- straining order, to prevent enforce- ment of the new meter law. Butter- field claimed to have others signers to the petition. Hearing to determine whether the See PARKING, Page 7, Col. S Burial at Cisco For Aged Teacher Alterie' washthown as a lieutenant of Dion O'Banion at the time the first picturesque figure In the city's gang hierarchy was shot to death in his flower shop across the street from the Catholic cathedral. Capone Underling The OBanlon-Alterie mob had gained control of the North Side beer and booze distribution by vir- tue of their quickness with pistols. Although the South Side Capone mob was blamed for O'Banlon's kill- ing, Alterlc was later known as a Capone underling. He went to Colorado "for his health" after a realignment in gang- dom, and there received what he See ALTERIE, Page 13, Col. 7 Graham Girl Is Water and Sewage Board Of New Orleans Goes Over to Dictator NEW ORLEANS .July Huey Long sped back to Washing- :on today, leaving behind him muddled crisis in New Orleans, tate anxious over threatened loss of public works administration unds and many angered opponents Fluttering over his "dictatorship.' The senator's old political enemy Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley, whose )arty deserted him last week for Long, was still In the city hall, but ity employes had no assurance ney would start receiving full sal- aries again. President Roosevelt said yester- day future PWA allotments to Louisiana were problematical be- cause of laws Long pushed through his legislature giving the state con- trol of such funds. Long summoned invectives to re- ply to the president. "So he said, "our answer to Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Ickes Is 'go slap damn to hell' and I will answer them on the floor of the senate this coming Friday morn- ing." The Anti-Long Square Deal as- sociation, the formation of which preceded an armed insurrection against Long at.-Baton Rouge in January, predicted trouble within 30 days. Just before Long entrained yes- terday state officers visited the French quarter apartment of Oscar R. Whilderl, a leader of the Square Dealers. The office of the state supervisor of public accounts said it was a continuation of a drive to run down possessors of smuggled li- quor. Whilden said U was "some of Huey Long's spite work." "But they're picking on the wrong he continued. "They thought they could frighten me but I'm just steamed up now." He said the officers had confis- cated a pistol from the handbag of a friend who was visiting him but had left untouched two Dottles of whisky. ARDMORE. Okla, July Miss Frances Amelia Morton, 20, of Graham, Texas, was injured fatally and four other persons were seri- ously enough hurt to be confined to hospitals when two cars side- swiped in the Arbuckle mountains north of here early today. All of the injured were in the same car. They are: Mrs. Arch Brown, broken pelvis; Arch Brown, severe cuts on the head; Tom Brown, badly wrenched back, Virginia Hopes for ReSCUe Of SiX i taught 33 years in Texas schoos.l CISCO. July ser- vices were held Wednesday for Mrs Augusta Trammell Mason, 91, the Brown, Injuries to collar bone and first woman In Texas to pass an ex- amination for a state teacher's cer- tificate. Mrs. Mason died here Tuesday after an illness of a week. Mrs. Mason passed the teachers' examination in Harrison county when she was 16 years old, and bruises. Less seriously hurt were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ogden, minor cuts and bruises, and BilJIe Jean Brown, cut and bruised. All of the injured are of Ard- more. Occupants of the other car, not identified, were reported un- hurt. Both cars were wrecked. NEW ORLEANS, July The contested New Orleans sewer- age and water board today voted unanimously to accept Huey Long state control and release in tied-up federal public works funds to place men In jobs. The board's thirteen members in- cluding Mayor T. Semmes Walms- ley, Long's bitterest political ene- my, adopted a resolution accepting the terms of the state civil service commission for jobholders which In effect placed the board under Long control. Walmsley, ex-officio president of See LOUISIANA, Page 13, Col. 4 Find Alligator In Public Pool FORT WORTH, July 18.- Lifeguard Bob Mcttler spied a black object floating on the surface of the Forest Park swimming pool. "My God, It's a was his thought as he walked quiet- ly towerd the far end of the pool, careful not to attract the attention of 50 or more chil- Iren swimming. As he reached the object It flirted a scaly tall and dived. Officials of the nearby zoo recognized it as a runaway from the nearby alligator pool when a diver finally lassoed the three feet of righting reptile. Controlled Press Bitterly Assails "Erroneous" Foreign Stories BETTER TO BIE FREE IE TELLS BERLIN, July persisted in their antl- campaign today, dropplni more violent methods by govern- ment order but turning to' the writ en word to demand death to various associations with Ary- ans. The newspaper rhich rivals the "Stuermer" in an- L-semitlc activities, advocated the ,th penalty for Jews guilty intimacy with Aryan women. The Nazi party's syndicate serv- ce, In an the "Natlona Sozlalistische Partei Korrespon- demanded be for- jdden to rent apartments to Ary- ns, engage Aryan domestic help r accept Aryan clients, under pain f death If necessary. A post-card depicting an Aryan girl standing In a gutter with a Jewish coupel and surrounded by storm troopers was shown In a con- spicuous place, with a placard around the girl's neck bearing this rhyme: "A swine am I. the town about "With Jews alone do I go out." Printed In large type below the picture was a warning to passersby on "a main thoroughfare to the Potsdamer Plntz: "Do you want to be photographed Stoe GERMANY, Pajje 13, Col. 7 JOAN WARNER FINED Egypt Renounces Treaty With Japs Others Abandoned VAN LEAR, Ky., July W) Bodies of three of the nine men en- tombed in a remote section of a coal mine here were brought to the sur- face early today by rescue crews. Hope that the other six were alive was virtually abandoned. The bodies were found about a mile and a half from, the entrance of the hillside mine, John P. Daniel, Lexington, chief of the state depart- ment of mines and minerals said Daniel directed rescue work which began shortly after a gas explosion trapped the miners yesterday morn- ing; Some 60 men, hindered by burning coal and gas worked throughout the night. The men were killed by carbon monoxide gas, Daniel said. There is no chance, hi added, that the oth- er six men will be found alive. TRANSFER KATY SHOPS AUSTIN, July the Katy rallrond shops at Wal- Springs to Waco was approved by the railroad commission. Walnut Springs agreed to the trans- fer In consideration of the rail- road's giving the city the shop buildings, which would be convert- ed Into a recreational cente.'.'. WPfl OFFICE MOVED HERE FOR At Last Count Newly Created Works District Showed Employables Eligible Under Program Central office of the newly creat- ed district No. 13, of the federal Works Progress Administration, will be opened In Abilene, said an- nouncement last night from the of- fice of Harry P. Drought of San Antonio, state director. Headquarters was originally des- ignated at Sweetwater, then switch- ed here when the district was en- larged to 13 counties, extending from Eastland and Stephens on the east to.Mitchell, Scurry and Kent on the west. Abilene Is near the ge- ographical center. It has, too, the largest number of employable workers under the WPA program, and Drought said It was the policy to have district headquarters where employables are greatest In njm- ber. Also, that It Is expedient to have thf; WPA central staff in close con- tact with the National Reemploy- mene Service, whose district 5 of- fices in Abilene serve 41 West Tex- as counties Including all of those in WPA district IS. District 13 offices of the state highway department are also in Abilene. W. S. James, district director, and John M. Hendrlx of Sweetwater, his first assistant, remained in San An- tonio Thursday for a school of In- struction. Nearly Qualified District 13 had employable men and women at last count, in- cluding both relief and non-relief clients, according to figures given the Thursday by E. A. Elliott, district 5 supervisor for the National Reemployment Serv- ice. Abilene led all cities, Eastland all counties, the breakdown by counties being as follows: Eastland. WPA OFFICE, Page 13, Col. 8 CAIRO, Egypt, July _ The Egyptian government today Duln ill j n I handed the Japanese consul gener- nUieS HUOe Danceriala'.note renouncing its commercial agreement with Japan for "most- favored nation" treatment, on the grounds that the depreciation of the Japanese yen enables Japanese goods to compete favorably with Made Paris Blush PARIS, July Warner, 22-year-old "American poetess of nude was fined i local industrje5 50 francs 32) today for offend- _______. Inc French morals. i TS 1 41 The court fined the manager of VlOlatlOIl Bagdad restaurant, where Miss i nf A nti-TVimt Warner performed her balloon! UI AHI1-1 FUS.Z dance, 200 francs Miss Warner was not in the court when the' Judgment was delivered. It declared that the defense had contended that the American dancer WBJ not entirely naked during her dances. A witness had said, however, that i NEW YORK, July Cliarglng violation of the Sherman anti-trust law and the Clayton an- ti-trust act, Henry T. Bush and C. Ray Phillips, receivers for the Mis- souri-Kansas Pipe line, today filed suit for in the U. S. dts- trict court against the Columbia Gas and Electric company, Colum- bia oil and Gasoline company, and officers and directors of the con- Vast Gathering of Sol- diers, Tribal Chiefs and Cabinet Members Lis- ten to Plea of King ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 18. Haile Selassie called on all Ethiopians to follow him into battle today declaring- it was better to die free than to live without liberty. Asks For Unity The king of kings and lion of Ju- dah, addressed both his parliament and his soldiers. A vast gathering of parliament members, tribal chieftains, state dignitaries and military and clerical leaders had assembled for the eagerly-awaited pronouncement. In impassioned tones he said the military preparations by Italy now going forward proved the Intentions of that country to conquer Ethi- opia. He called on all his subjects to unite and cooperate lor the defense of the country saying he would lead Jie troops into war. He appealed to all not to fear death. "Our he shouted, "pre- erved their Independence by sacri- ficing their lives. Follow their ex- ample "Good will be our fortress and hleld and the modern armament of aggressors cannot deter our duty which Is sacred for Ethiopian in- lependence." Reviewing Ethiopia's past rein- Ions with" Italy and "the events the skirmish at Ualual last December until now, the emperor described Ethiopia's efforts for a peaceful settlement of the dispute and also similar efforts by the Brit Ish which, he said, Premier Musso- lini of Italy had "brutally rejected.' He said the fnct that Italian mil- itary preparations were continuing proved Italy's Intention to conquer Ethiopia forcibly and aald the dan- ger of war was evident despite the fact that Ethiopia wa's profoundly Imbued with respect for promises and the sanctity of treaties. Doesn't Want War He said Ethiopia did not wish war but would defend herself to the last man If attacked. He said Ethiopia did not desire a hegemony and did not menace her neighbors but was mistress of her own country nnd would fight to the bitter end defending her Integrity, independence and sovereignty. The emperor declared that Ital- ian Intentions to use modern sci- entific weapons of warfare would meet with the resistance of all his subjects Modest Parisians Were Shocked Joan Warner, statuesque American blonde, tried recently for offending public morals by dancing nude, In a Paris cafe, was found guilty today and fined 50 francs. Joan contended Ibe dance wu artistic. The prosecution claimed she was clothed only In a wide sweep of the Imagination and a dash of ialcuin powder. A llred To Fly Here To A ddress Reunion Governor Is Due To Arrivi In Buffalo Gap Early Friday Afternoon Halle Selassie declared: "Soldiers, when on the battlefield you learn the dealh of your beloved and re- spected chief, who has fallen in the defense of liberty, do not weep and do not despair but think of those who die for the Fatherland as hap- py mortals! "Soldiers, traders, peasants, young and old men and women: Unite and. cooperate for the defense of the country. "As In the past, women will he- roically participate In the defense of the country, encouraging the sol- diers and treating the wounded. "Regardless of faiths, all will face ;he invader In common unity, thwarting the efforts of Italy to Sec ETHIOPIA, Page 1, Col. 1 Plying from Mineral Wells, Oov imor James V. Allred Is to arrive here late tomorrow morning or early afternoon and proceed Immediatel: o Buffalo Gap, where nt p. m 10 will deliver the main address to he Taylor County Old Settlers an- nual reunion. Change In time of the address irevlously set at ll a. lounced this morning by T. soe, president of the reunion, "whei nformed that a change in the gpv- mor's schedule would prohibit him, rom arriving Friday morning. Press reports confirmed the time of the governor's arrival here, ad- ding that he Is to review the 66th cavalry brigade of the natlana guord nt Camp Wolters, near Min- eral Wells, on Friday Instead of to- day, as originally scheduled. Old Fiddlers Contest Only other change In the reunion program Is that the old fiddlers con- test will start at U a. m., Instead of p. m., Bleclsoe announced The contest will be resumed after Allred's speech. For the .sixth consecutive year the Abilene high school Eagle bant will play for the reunion, for which Sec REUNION, Page 13, Col. 4 Japan Demands Rule In Chahar KALGAN, Chnhar Province. Chi' na, July provin- cial authorities stated today thnt the Japanese Kwantung army had demanded that Japnese advisors be placed in all departments of the Chahar government. The Chinese declared that this alleged Japanese action was Indic- ative ol Japanese expansion of in- luencc over Chahar province. EXTORTIONIST SLAIN CAMAGUEY, Cuba. July Carbonell Hernandez was shot find killed today In a Iqht .irmy Intelligence ngents who trapped him when he was al- cgcd to have tried to collect money rom a rich cattleman under threats of death. FREIGHT RITE T Texas Railroads Argue Financial Condition Worse Than, 1934 -AUSTIN; roads operating- In Texas today asked the railroad commission for a general freight rate increase to bring Intrastate rate to a parity with Interstate rates recently granted by the interstate com- merce commission. The railroads argued they were In worse financial condition this year than In 1934 due to restora- tion of employes' wages, that ths proposed Increase was not burden- some, that disparities between In- trastate and Interstate rates were harmful and that the general rate level was below the level of reas- onable maximum rates. The Interstate commerce com- mission granted a seven per cent Increase In Interstate rates, effect- ive lust April, exempting most ag- ricultural and livestock products. The railroads hod asked an in- crease of approximately 15 per cent. Bccause hauling distances of less than 1BO miles were excluded from the Increase, some quarters expressed opinion Texas jobbers competing those out of state had benefited; having an advaotage over out of state competitors of approximately seven per cent. Because of the exemption of ag- rlcullurn.1 and livestock products, attorneys for the rnllroad argued icforc Chairman Ernest O. Thomp- on of the commission and Lon Smith, member, that the average ncrcase asked would be not more han two per cent. DECLARE DIVIDEND NEW YORK. July Dl- ectors of Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. cclared the regular quarterly div- dend of 50 cents, payable Septem- c-r 16 to stock of record September Destruction Of Lobby Records Ordered A her Probe Started he had seen through a gossamer I trict court gainst the g-string she wore. n" The Judgment therefore held that the "ffect of nudity was not over- come by the g-strlng. It ruled fur- thermore that the gravity of the was Increased because the dance was not simply In the nude but started with Miss Warner fu'.ly clothed. She gradually undressed a public restaurant near the Cables. "The judges were forced to the conclusion that a living, moving In- tegrnl nude Is not permissible for See DANCER, TVft 13, Col. 8 Cholera Attacks Chinese LONDON, July Reuters correspondent at Hankow reported today that a missionary f.-om the hills of the Han valley stated cholera had broken among the refugees had (I'd there from the flood. out who WASHINGTON, July the Wheeler asked Chairman Testimony that an official of the Black. Associated Gas and Electric com- pany, soon after the senate lobby investigation wns ordered, Instructed his subordinates to get rid of all records in connection with their campaign against the utilities bill was received today by the lobby committee. E. W. O'Brien, Eric, Pa., Associat- ed official, said he had bcrn di- rected by U. E. Beach, manager of the securities department of Assoc- iated at Ithaca, N, Y., to dispose ot his records. He said he placed them in H ivastebasket. Immediately, O'Brien added, he told all his branch offices to get rid of their' records. "Did Bench say to you that the compai was going to destroy every record it had everywhere In the United States In connection with] "I don't remember." was the reply. O'Brien said Beach told him "we had no longer use of our legislative thnt we were through with utility IcKlslr.tlon work. R. P Hcrron, bond salesman of Warren, Pa., who sent several hun- dred telegrams to members of con- gress BBnlnsl the legislation, said he had "burned" his records after O'liilcn liad told him there was to be an investigation and he should clear his Iilrs. O'Brien said the original cam- pnljn against the Wheelcr-Rayburn dissolution bill was arranged at a.; conference of his company's securi- ,y managers from 26 states at Ithaca. In March, he saHI. the managers were ordered by telephone to pay for Sec LOBBY FROBE, Tof c 13, Col. 8 Abilene vlclnlli Cloudy tonight mid Friday. West of lomh meridian Partly cl.indy. local showers In southeast portion tonight and Friday. Enst Texas or 100th meridian Clounv. shnu'cm In and east portions tonlRlit and Friday. Temperature! p.m a.m. Wed. Thurs. 91 92 00 71 73 C'.OUDY Dry thermometer Wet thermometer ..67" Rela'.lva humidity .33 10 11 Midnight Noon SimrUo Sunset 7n m. 7a.m. H 34 85 78 80 69 R UK ;