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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1935, Abilene, Texas IDY Abilene Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS Ofi FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR'WORLD EXACTLY AS IT H EDI VOL Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 23, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 228 French Seek Treaty To Avoid War Terre Haute Is Paralyzed By General Strike NAZIS DISBAND CATHOLIC VETS STEEL'PET IS NEXT Government Decree Says Various Organizations Dsstroying Unity Copyright By The Associated Press BERLIN, July organl- zation of Catholic war veteran was dissolved in Prussia today by govV crnmental decree and officials of the. Steel German or- ganlzation corresponding to the American Legion in the United they feared their own 'body, throughout Germany, would be the next to be smashed. New Step In The dissolution of the Catholic veterans was ordered Premier Hermann Wilhelm Goerlng of Prus- sia, who is also German minister of aviation, as a further step in the Nazi campaign to purge Germany of "Political Catholicism." It was said that Goering's action undoubtedly would be paralleled by the governments of the other Ger- man states. The decree gave as its grounds that the unity of the Ger- man people was disturbed by the existence of separate veterans' or- ganizations. Meanwhile the Nazi flght against Jfc-fs was carried on with unabated Some 500 Jewish children .VKWeen the ages.ofV6 and 14 today were Informed by social wel- ,-who were- -to take cEaTgeLdf" them at vanqiis subur- ban stations that they could not- go, as has been their custom, to the athletic-grounds on the outskirts of the capital because they were non- Aryans. Daily, through vacation period, these children of the poor have been -transported to the sports grounds called Oberschoeneweide and Wuhl- helde to play in the sunshine. Two days ago, however, a num- ber of Aryan children assembled be- fore the Wuhlhelde and hurled stones at the Jewish children inside. A considerable number of the chil- dred thus attacked have parents who are Polish citizens. Ban on Students The action against the Catholic veterans followed close behind an- other decree which provided that More Than Fifty Injured In Strike Riot Strikers, and non-strikers who attempted lo break through picket lines, swinging clubs on each other in a riot that marked a strike at the John MorrelJ packing plant in Sioux Falls, S. D. Fifty-Jour men required medical attention after the battle, in which clubs, rocks, and lists were used. Below Arthur Bailey leaving the scene of the battle, lie was a member of the group that attempted to go to work. See GERMANY. Page 11, Col. 8 Will Rogers May Make Moscow Hop With Wiley Post LOS ANGELES, July Wiley Post may have Will Rogers, movie comedian, as a companion on a flight to Moscow, he Indicated today. Both Post and Rogers admitted that the comedian had been invited to make the flight, but Hogers would not say whether he will accept. The droll Oklahoma actor is a lose friends of the aviator and to the airport several times 'see Post take off on his unsuc- cessful attempts to fly through the stratosphere to New York. Post Intends to fly to Seattle from where he will start his hop across the north Pacific to Siberia and then continue on to Moscow. A definite take-off time has not been determ- ined. District Staff Of WPA Completed Returning Here Miss Caroline .Chambers, form- er Taylor county home demon- stration agent, will return to Abi- lene its director of the division for women's work and projects for the Abilene district of the works progress administration, it was announced Tuesday. Burden Finance Director; Miss Chambers Women's Leader Two Killed When Struck By Auto WACO, July services were planned today for Mrs. J. A. Hargett of Moody and Mrs. Geneva Merrell of Bowie who were killed when struck oy an automobile at Moody late yesterday. The two women, who were sisters, were- dragged 150 feet before the automobile was stopped. The auto was driven by Raymond Campbell, young farmer who lives near Moody. Illinois Ratifies Oil States Pact AUSTIN, July James V. today received no- that Illinois has ratified the oil states compact for agreement on oil production. Un congress approves the compact, no action con bo taken under It. Governor Allred has Joined Oov. E. W. Marland, Oklahoma, In ask- ing members of congress to ap- prove the compact before Jires- ent Beseloo ol CORgreu endi. ALLISON AND VAN RYN WIN U. S. Leads Germany In Davis Cup Play WIMBLEDON, Eng., July Allison of Austin, "exas and Johnny Van Ryn of Philadel- phia defeated Baron Gottfried von Cramm and towering Kay Lund o] Germany In five sets, 3-6. 6-3, 5-7 9-7, 8-6, tcday in a Davis cup inter- zone tennis doubles match and gave the United States a 2-1 lead over Germany in the International series. The victory gives the American 'nternatlonalists a decided edge for the final session of the series to- morrow to determine England's op- Completion of the staff of the Abilene district of the works prog ress administration was announce Tuesday morning from offices W. E. James, district director. The latest appointments are: Director of division of financ and reports. A.. L. Burden, Abilene Director of the division of worn en's work and projects, Miss Caro line Chambers. Presidio. Assistant engineer, Hugh Hen ninff. Abilene. Mr. Burden has until now been connected with the West Texas Utilities company here, at Ballin- ger and other points in its system. Miss Chambers was for five years the Taylor county home demonstra- tion agent. She is one of the vet- erans of that service in Texas. Appointment of Mr. Henning was announced by R. C. Hoppe, who was designated district engi- neer last week. Other members of the staff, pre- viously announced, are W L. Su- pulver, director of labor manage- ment, and Mrs. Hooper, formerly of Paso, director of intake and cer- .ification. John Hendrix, first assistant Mr. James, was formerly manager of the Sweetwatcr board of city de- velopment. Miss Chambers and Messrs.. Hop- pe, Henning, Burden and Supulver accompanied by Director James Sec WPA STAFF, 12, Col. 3 See TENNIS, Page 11, Col. 7 Choice Fat Hogs Bring Top KANSAS CITY, July The steady rise In hog prices on the Kansas city market continued today, choice fat porkers bringing Monday's top was ?10.30, a 20- cent hike over the beet price of last weit Boy Injured By Hit-Run Driver DALLAS, July Glass, 14, Dallas, 'as struck today by a motorist and left lying in the Butter at the side of n road. A passenger on a street car noticed the boy, had the motorman stop the car, hailed a passing mot- orist and took him to a hospital. There physicians said they be- lieved he was suflerinr; from a frac- tured skull. He revived sufficiently to tell officers that he was struck by a motorist who failed to stop. Playboy Manvillc and Wife Separate NEW YORK, July Thomas F.Manvllle Jr., heir to the asbestos millions, offered additional jroof today that "all Is off between him and his wife, the form- er Marcelle Edwards, stage beauty. An advertisement appeared In newspapers today saying that he 'no longer will be responsible for he debts of my wife." Conditions Vastly Better Compared With 1934 WASHINGTON, July 23 A remarkable comeback from 1934's disastrous drouth was reported to- day by the AAA. Officials said the practically has recovered Only Bare Sprinkling Of Business Houses Open; No Compromise, Edict Of Employers TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 23. guardsmen used tear gas for a second time shortly before noon today to disperse a crowd assembled at a stamping mill whose labor troubles fomented the genera! strike called in this city. Ignored Orders. Guards officers reported that a crowd of several hundred men surg- ed up to the patrols surrounding the plant and Ignored orders to disperse. Earlier in the day there had been a similar occurrence and tear gas was used. Several men in the crowd were taken into custody. The plant was the scene of a riot several weeks ago in which consid- erable damage was done to the property. Only Few Business Houses Are Open TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 23 'Dire sprinkling of bu xiess houses opened today as fro to Indiana nation suardsmen tightened down mil tary control on this city of which is in the second day of general strike. A guardsman, Eugene Harvey Martinsvllle, received face E jreast injuries this morning wh hit on the head with a piece cement as approximately See STRIKE, Page 11, Col. 5 from the calamity. A year ago today, the headlines were telling of scorched plains, dam- aged crops, government purchasing of cattle to prevent them from starving.. Now conditions are much better. Thousands of families who de- pended on government roller for the necessities of life have returned to a self-sustaining basis, officials said. the resettlement ad- reports that In addition, ministration farm families have been taken off the relief rolls to be placed In the rural rehabilitation classification. On Feb. i, 1935. the government's Sec DROUTH ENDS, Paje 11, Col. 7 Margaret Waley Taken to Prison TACOMA, July girl the government convicted of kid- naping nine-year-old George Wey- was speeding across the country today on a Journey which will end at the federal women's prison at Milan, Mich. Mrs. Margaret Thulln Walcy IS, n the custody of D. 8. Marshal A. J. Chltty, left here last night aboard the Great Northern Empire Builder trzln for the prison to which she has been sentenced for 20 years. "I'll be glad when 1 get back salrt Mrs. Waley as she step- ped from the city Jail cell In which she has been confined.since June 21.1 Examinations Start Her Wednesday For West Texas Youths First movement of boys of th area into the civilian conservatlo orps, under the new so-calle junior" set-up, will get under wa Wednesday morning. Abilene is concentration point fi he Initial mobilization of 241 pros ective enrollecs for their physica xamlnation, and that job will b andled by Captain Charles mlth of the CCC camp in the Lak Abilene state park, assisted by Cap tain Deatherage, camp surgeon Lieutenant rtank Thomas and Joh W. Roberson, clerk. Taylor county was given a quot of 90 originally, later scaled to 8 when Doyle T. Brooks, relief admin istrator.sald he could rot produc 90 likely applicants. Applicants are Instructed to re port from a a. m. to 10 a. m. a American Legion quarters, In th basement of the Abilene city hai: Smith and staff will handle 0< youths Wednesday, 50 Thursday, 4' Friday and SO Saturday. Forestry camps in the mountain ous areas near Clifford and Duncan Arizona, will be homes of the Taylor county boys for the next six months The first group of enrollees, 64 In number, will leave here on the Sun- shine Special Wednesday evening, In special coaches. Vernon Man Will Head Game Board AUSTIN, July 23.- AHred today announced the ap- pointment of L. Showers, Ver- non business man, as chairman of 'he game, fish and oyster commis- sion, succeeding A. E. Wood of Austin. Jack O'Brien of Sar, Antonio was appointed to succeed Murrell L. Buckner of Dallas. The appointments are effective September I, when Icrms of Wood and Buchner expire. 1IAILE DUCE'S ENVOY SNUBS HAILE Refuses to Join.In Emperor's Birthday Celebration ADDIS ABABA, July Reports circulated this afternoon that a refusal by the Italian min- ister to attend Emperor Haile Se- lassie's birthday anniversary re- ception today may cause a rup- ture of diplomatic relations be- tween Italy and Ethiopia. The emperor was 44 years old today and the event was celebrated with roynl splendor. Luigl Orazlo Conte Vinci-Glgliuc- ci, the Italian minister, refused to attend the diplomatic reception and an evening banquet because of the bitter tone of the emperor's recent address to parliament. The absence of the Italian from the official reception caused a sen- sation in the capital and the min- ister's action Immediately was re- occ SNOB, Page 11, Col. 4 Ask For Extension of Railroad Loan WASHINGTON. July The Wichita Falls nnd Southern railroad In Texas today applied to the Reconstruction corporation for a 3-year extension of Its loan maturing August 18, 1035. The railroad reported a net loss ol 498 for tile first five months of 1935. PROPOSED PACT GIVES ITALIANS ECONOMIC RULE France to Oppose Any Effort of League of Nations To Compel Peace In Africa, Saying Welfare of Four Hundred Million Europeans More Important PARIS, July 23. quarters disclosed, to- day that France seeks a treaty giving Italy economic domina- tion over Ethiopia in exchange for Italy's guarantee of Ethio- pia's -nominal independence. This treaty is sought, it was said, as the only likely preven- tive of war. These same sources said that France intends to use the forth- coming session of the league of nations council at Geneva for the negotiation of the treaty. In it, Italy would be given special including im. migration rights and in return, would hcve to guarantee of the Ethiopian emperor. While this suggestion would be akin to a protectorate, ths French sources concerned said they hoped it would circumvent Emperor Haile Selassie's ol jection to an outright protec torate. Move to Avoid Action The intention of Prance to bloc any effort by Great Britain or othe powers to precipitate league nctlo in the conflict was indicated in htg quarters which said they feare such actlo.i would cause Italy t wreck the league by resigning from it. Said a French personage close t the government: "The peace ol 400 Europeans is more importan than wnr in Ethiopia." The idea of Invoking article 1 of the league covenant, regardln the investigation of disputes be tween nations; was Rejected by au thorltative French ai "too danger ous." Premier Pierre Laya! and' George.' Russell the --Brltis ambassador, conferred yesterday o the advisability of putting the ItaJo Ethiopian conflict squarely up the League of Nations. France was represented as beln unwliiliig at present to go any fur ther than this union with Qrea Britain In the belief that Genev council must meet late In July seek to overcome the East Africa deadlock. Close contact Is being maintalne with Premier Bcnlto Mussolini, how ever, through, the French ambassa dor in Borne. No specific date was envisaged b the French and British conferee for the meeting of the league coun ell. It was considered unlikely tha ;hat the meeting could be held be Sec rilANCE. Page 11, Col. 8 Storm Prevents Plane's Takeof MOSCOW, July 23 W) sud- den electrical storm broke over Moscow Monday and halted the akeoff of the Soviet's "mystery' plane, on a flight over he north pole to San Francisco Further unfavorable weather was orecflst. Because of the secrecy attend- ng the proposed flight, there were eporls the plane rind alnjp.dy left These were denied, however, by Assistant Manager Vofan of the ea route department. He declined disclose the plane's whereabouts The United States Ambassador, C. Bullit, postponed a va- atlon lo the Black sea to be pres- nt at the beginning ol the flight, his vacation was scheduled to egin Sunday, the reports continued hat the takeoff was Imminent, FIRE ROARS THROUGH GREAT BiSTiLLEBY; LOSS Hiram Walker Plant, Largest In World, Wrecked; Blaze Worst In Peoria's History; Two Missing PEORIA, 111., July Missing are John Harden and Tremors Today, Says Greenspan YORK, July Reuben Greenspan, a cheerful yonng man who teaches inlthe- mnllcs for a living and predicts earthquakes in his spare, time, last night came beaming out of his Greenwich Village apartment with the announcement that there will probably be an earth- qnake today In the Caribbean Is- lands and In western Persia and eastern India. As a third strike, Greenspan ventured that there Is "i possi- bility of minor tremors along the great Oriental .cnistal fault." NEW ITALIAN GOLDPOLICY Decree Releases Billions For Purchase of Supplies ROME, uly gov- ernment bonds fell sharply and common stocks rose buoyantly to- day as the stock exchange reacted to a royal decree permitting government to lower the legal limit of gold coverage for currency sight obligations fixed at 40 per cent in 1927. The lira held firm on the do- mestic market, losing only one centime. Consolidated bonds, which form the majority of thi: public debt, fell off one point to is to be compared to the quotation of 86 See ITALY, Pafe 11, Col. 6 Makes Bond On Murder Charge SAN ANOETjO, July Herbert King of Midland, charged vlth murder as result of the death f H. B. Whitt, nightwatchman, lere Sunday morning, was released incler bond to report to the iept. 16 grand jury here. An in- [uest is yet to be completed. McAIIen Wrecks Cost Two Lives McALLEN, July H. 3oag of Mercedes and Jim Kenan f Wcslaco were dead today frcn: njurles received in automobile ac- Ider.ts last night- Kenan died 1.1 a Edinburg hos- ital and Poag died in a hospital in fire roared throhgh the 'Iram Walker distillery today, fed y thousands of gallons of whiskey ntll It became such an inferno that ic entire force of the fire depart- lent here was helpless to halt Its rogress. Not until the huge liquor store ouse where the flp.mes started was impletcly consumed was It possible bring the blaze under control. Two men were believed trapped In e smoldering vulns. One hundred William Hulwbiis. A third escaped with slight burns and bruises. The In which the blast occurred, one of five similar struc- tures, was nn 11-sLoiy building in which whiskey Is transferred from barrels to bottles. It was the most disastrous fire In Peorln's history. The Peorla fire department, hampered by low watev pressure and inadequate equipment, fought valiantly to beat back Uie blaze, but despite their efforts the rl workers fled from one blazing' flro burst out of control. ullding before the walls collapsed. A terrific- explosion near midnight recked one of the newly constnirt- rack houses containing irth of liquor. The structure then rst into ilamcs In the most dls- trous lire In Peorla's history. The distillery, the largest In the world, Is legated on the south side of this riverside town. Flames kept firemen at a distance and soon spread to a second rack- Sec FIRE, Page 12, Col. i Abilene and cloudy to- night ontl Wednesday. West [Vest of IMlh meridian Partly cloudy, probably jhow-rs In ex- ironiE west portion tonight and Wednesday. East of IrtOth meridian Mostly cloudy, scattered In portion lonlKht and Temperature! Mon. Tiies. 87 ei 7 B7 11 77 76 73 73 73 73 Noon 90 Sunrise CLOUDY" Dry 73" Wet tn-rrmometer 89' Relative humidity .11% G3ft Uft ;