Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1935, Abilene, Texas
(TIED i gfeflene IBatlp toorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HOI EDI 1VOL LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1935- TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 229 Texan Tells Part In Power Lobby A. J- JJ- M M H A J. X J. Despotic Dictator Of Tabasco Ousted Just Short of a World's Champion In a day or two (his (hrec-and-a-half-year-old, Joe lUndazza, may be the biggest baby in the world. In 36 hours he gained two pounds to Up the scales at one leu than the "world's an English youngster of the same aie. Joe is shown with a cousin. (Associated Press Photo) "Jinx Woman Margaret Mary CotHns (below) whose seven previous sweethearts Chicago roncland ended up on jncfgue ildmin, ,jicr tra- dition afad lurprfstft pdlicj, whtn they arrested him, quite in traid. (Associated Press Photo) ULLISON B01TS American Team Advan- ces to Challenge Round With Englatid WIMBLEDON, Eng., July For the sixth time since losing the trophy emblematic of world's ten- nis supremacy In 1827, the United States qualified today to challenge Sreat Britain for the Davis Cup by defeating Germany four match- es to one In the inter-zone final. Wllmer Allison, the veteran from Austin, Texas, clinched the series Canabal Flees As His Regime Overthrown; Peasants Besiege Ta- maulipas Governor MEXICO CITY, July President Lazaro Cardenas struck swiftly today to break the 15-year dictatorial rule of Tomas Garrido Canabal, Mexi- can Nazi leader, in Tabasco state. Coincidently he' prepared to tell Gov. Rafael Villareal of Taitaulipas in his Dolace at Ciudad Victoria 9.nOO rjessants and emit nr he fired. Confidence In Army In his joint action In Tabasco, Isolated down on the Gulf of Cam- peche on the Atlantic coast, and In Tamaullpas, bordering Texas on the Gulf of Mexico, Cardenas showed, his confidence in absolute loyalty of the army. It was his first dramatic use of the undisputed leadership he won >y defyinBj.Gen. Plutaico Bjlas CaJ- les, the sending- tilm'Tntd' retirement -when he denounced the 40-year-old presi- dent's policies as too radical. Determined that Garrido Cana- bal's dictatorship should end, he suspended the non.ml powers of Tabasco state, replaced the gove nor, and named a new state mi tary commandant with orders to s that in approaching state electlo there was a fair chance for all. The Tabasco situation was po A grarians Besiege Matamoros; Border Situation Is Tense Resignation of Mayor and His Staff Is Demanded As Part of Bloodless Revolution Against The Governor of State Across From Texas TJ.iL SPENT OVER BROWNSVILLE, July and machine gunners manned the 'roof tops in Matamoros, Mexico, today as farmers picketing the city threatened to march In and take possession unless Mayor Rafael Mungufa resigned by 4 p. m. today. Newsmen Jn Brownsville, across the Rio Grande from Malamoros, could see preparations for a siege. Riflemen had taken up posts on roofs overlooking the plaza and machine gun muzzles bristled from windows of the police headquarters in the municipal building. BROWNSVILLE, July Rebel agrarians spent a peaceful night encamped about the fringe of Matamoros, Mexican city across the border, but today had not yielded in demands to have Mayor Rafael Mungula and his subordinates oust- ed as part of a general uprising In the state of Tamaullpas against Governor Rafael Vlllareal. General Gabriel Cervera, com- mander of a small detachment ot federal soldiers at Matamoros, said early today that "the situation Is vsaceful and there were no disturb- ances during the night." Leading citizens of Matamoros worked to form a compromise slate of city officials to pacify bath sides. The mayor was still in the saddle, denying he would leave his office until a majority of the citizens of the city asked him to step out, but reports of the effort to reach agree- ment on new officers persisted. The "siege" of Matamoros was carried out by a force variously es- timated between 600 and more than and as variously armed, which camped outside the town awaiting an answer from General Cervera. The campfires of the besiegers ringed the city, with tips of.the arc on the Rio Grande, and no traffic was allowed between Matamoros and the interior of Mexico, al- though there was no Interference with passage across the Interna- tional bridge between the town and See MATAMOROS, Page 11, Col. 5 See CANABAL, Page 12, Col. 6 Wreck Victims Elope at Electra IERRE HAUTE STRIKIENDED Labor Department Agent: Press For Settlement E HAUTE, Ind., July two-day general strike that tied up transportation service and closed the doors of nearly every store in this city of enfied of- ficially today. Some national guardsmen who placed the city under military control In an effort to restore nor- mal conditions remained on duty as violence continued. Federal labor department conciliators pressed for a complete settlement of worker- employer difficulties that precipi- tated the strike. Day of Rioting A day of outbreaks at the plant of the Columbian and Stamping company, whose striking union workers were Joined in a "la- bor holiday" by members of forty other, crafts, ended with mare than 150 persons under arrest by the mil- itary forces. Guardsmen hurling tear gas liombs and, wielding rifle butts four times enforced the martial law reg- ulation against assemblage by breaking up groups of strikers and sympathizers about the stamping mill. A final outbreak after T. N. Tay- lor, former State Federation of La- bor president, announced the call- me off of the general strike, K- .jjited in 96 arrests by the guards- I pjfA' Who charged five times Into a f.-'owd that refused to disperse. One roldler. Private Lee Thomas of Tlp- ton, was struck by bricks and stones that fractured two of his ribs. Taylor, local labor leader who es- timated union workers Involved Tor Uncle Sam by winning in straight sets over Heiner Henkcl, 6-1. 7-5, 11-9, giving America three victories to one in the five-match and series and. then, in the anti-cll- matic match, red7headed Don ELECTRA, July pa of patients eloped from wards In Budge of Oakland, Calif., scored his second victory of the international competition by over-powering the talented Baron Gottfried von Cramm in four sets 0-6 9-7. 8-6 6-3. WIMBLEDON, Eng., July straight set victory by Wllmer Allison of Austin. Texas, over Heiner Henkel of Germany enabled the United States to eliminate Germany today from the Davis cup tennis competition and qualified America o meet Great Britain in the chal- enge round starting Saturday. The veteran Texan, who lost nine lounds in participating in a gruel- ing, uphill doubles victory over the Teutons yesterday, accounted for he young German by the scores of 3-1, and clinched the inter- wne final series by a score of 3-1. Germany's downfall was started ast Saturday by young Don Budge of Oakland, Calif., with a four-set 'ictory over Henkel. Allison lost See TENNIS, Page 11, Col. 6 hospital here last night, went to th nearest county seat, were marriei returned to their respectiv hospital beds. The couple, J. W. Stubblefield, oil well driller, and the former Miss Martha McMlnn. of Seymour, an nounced their marriage over thel breakfast trays at the Parmley Ogden hospital. Their courtship began five week ago after each figured in fatal automobile accidents. The; occupied adjacent hospital wards a she recovered from serious injurie to her head and right leg, and his broken Jaw knit. Physicians said they will be dis- missed from the hospital in a few days. White House Aides Disrupt Hearing WASHINGTON, July Insistence that two White House advisers be permitted to "sit in" at private conferences today between senate and house groups seeking' to harmonize differences over the util- ity bill "death sentence" broke up i the session. FLOOD DEATH TOLL LEAPS BY THOUSANDS IB CENTRAL CHINA Refugees Cling to Dykes and Dying Like Flies; Bodies Of Piled Up On Banks of Raging Rivers SHANGHAI, July The [ankow Red Cross society announc- <1 today it had picked up odles of persons drowned In the resent floods along the Nan and angtze rivers near Hankow alone and reports from other points In cated a fir greater loss of life. While central China turned to the grewsome business of counting its dead, which were piling up by the tens of thousands along the banks of rivers from which flood waters were needing, the northern provinces continued to battle the of the Yellow river. 3ta flBflK to. FLOOD, rler after barrier to swallow im- mense new areas of fertile farm- lands, has already blanketed more than square miles of the Shantung countryside. Governor Han Pu Chu of shan- tung sent an urgent telegram to Nanking reporting nearly of his people homeless. Dylnr Like Files. The neighboring provinces of Hopel, Honan and Sheiul are also seriously hit. Chinese press reports say the refugees are clinging to the remnants c! dykes under a pitiless Federal Prisoners Are Being Transferred to Bastile Here WASHINGTON, July The federal bureau of prisons to- day ordered removal of federal pris- oners from the Lubboclt county Jail, at Lubbock, Texas, asserting the ac- tion was taken "upon receipt of In- formation that a federal prisoner, under sentence, had been permit- ted to leave the Jail." Two federal prisoners ,were re- moved from the jail as a result of the order, It was learned. Similar withdrawals of federal prisoners from local jails occur 25 or 30 times a year, prison bureau officials said, whenever a jail is found to be "not in accordance with a reasonable standard of safety." A ban on the Crown Point, Ind., jail which resulted from the escape of the late John Dlllinger, was probably the most famous simila case In recent years. The bureau said one of the fed eral prisoners In the Lubbock Ja had been seen on the city streets iccordlng to their Information. In eneral, it said, the Lubbock Jal ystem "is lax and not satisfactory' No federal prisoners will be con ined in the Lubbock Jail again un 11 the bureau of prisons has re- eived assurance the system is re- ormed, the bureau said. Two lonths ago there Were 25 federa harges housed there. u, CM. t :our Prisoners Will Be Transferred Here Four federal prisoners will be ransferred from Lubbock to tin 'aylor countv jail as a result o ederal action taken yesterday re novlng the Lubbock county prison rom the approved list for federa rUoners. After Sanford of Washing on, inspector of prisons, notified See JAIL, Page 11, Col. 6 Death Takes Aged BaptlstJViinister OKLAHOMA CITY, July 2< Funeral sei vices will be held'here day for the W. H. Chandler, Baptist minister and evangelist tio has served In pulpits In Texas id Oklahoma. Mr. Chandler died at his home here yesterday. He formerly pulpits In Nacoma and Bowie Texas and Tecumseh, Shawnee and Dun- can, Okrla. Survivors Include iwo daughters, Mrs. Iva Chancellor of San Antonio, and Mrs. Tim Cole of Paris and two sons, F. W. Chandler of Oklahoma City and W. Q. Ohandltr of Ohil- dera, Texas, Cosden Slices Another Penny, toll Cents; No 'Change By Majors The year's lowest gasoline price posting was reached yesterday in of a private war be- tween when Cosden dropped to 11 cents per gallon retail at its 11 outlets here. The one-cent cut left a variation of 11, 12 and 13 cents per gallon at ndependent stations, while the ma- oil companies, adopting a mnds-off policy, were selling their hree grades of gasoline at 16, la and 20 cents. The price-cutting campaign was. nltiated two weeks ago after Inde- pendent regular grade had remain- d firm for several months at 15 cents. It was a three-cent slice that started the described by one Independent refiner-retailer as "a merry little war for the user but tough on the seller, as the price Is now below production cost." Cosden is moving Its Merkel bulk plant to Abilene, to a location on South Eleventh street. Carpenter Includes Pay ment of to Pete Molyneaux For Radi Broadcasts WASHINGTON, July of by the Texas Power and Ligh company, to oppose the admin istration utility holding com pany bill was described by th senate lobby committee toda by John W. Carpenter, pres dent of the company, a subsi iary of the Electric Bond an Share company. Texas Editor Paid The money was spent for trips t Washington, telegrams to congress to a magazine edlto In Texas for speaking on the red against the bill, it was testified. All the money, Carpenter said, KB paid out of the company's operntln expenses, and thus was charge against the consumers of electrlclt The gray-haired Texas powe tycoon denied he had given any thing to congressmen. The he said, went to Pete Molyneaux, editor of the magazln "Texas Weekly." He denied the company had mad any "contributions" to the Texa Weekly, but said the company sub scribed lor and advertised In th magazine. The ?192 and Expanses ;oi th Washington 'Trips weta charger, against the operating expenses o the T. P. and L. company, Carpente said. Black, chairman of the committee isald that in this way the expense was eventually charged against sumers of electricity. Records Delayed Just as the hearing opened, Chair- man Black disclosed that committel Investigators had been delayed for a week In obtaining the records or the Edison Electric Institute. Carpenter testified his company had spent for telegrams to congressmen against the Wheeler- Rayburn bill. "I suggested to the employes to talk to customers, friends and se- curity holders and tell them the bad See LOBBY PROBE, Page 11, Col. Sex Slayer On Trial In Peoria PEOHIA, III., July Thurrnan, attorney for Gerald 'hompson Indicated today that the young defendant might not appear on the witness stand during his ;rtal for the sex slaying of Mildred Hallmark, 19. As the selection of a jury moved :orward slowly, Thurman altered his routine examination of pros- pective Jurors late yesterday to ask f they would be influenced against Thompson If he failed to testify. "S'ou realize the law doss not compel the defendant to he queried. "You would not allow he fact that he failed to testify o influence you against Thompson Is charged with killing Vflss Hallmark after taking her In ils automobile and assaulting her Her body was found June 17 In lltch badly beaten. and cloudy to cloudy and unsettled tonight and ThurH- "wesl ot 100th meridian Partly cloudy to cloudy, local showers In south portion tonight and Thursday. East of 100th meridian Partly cloudy to cloudy and unsettled, lo- cal showers In south portion tonight and Thursday Rainfall for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. Wcdneiday. .10 Incll. Total since first of year, lo 7 a m. Wednesday. 18.05 Inches. Total for same period last year. 8.01 Inches Normal amount since first of the year, H.flrt Inches. Temperatures Tues. Wed, m m 7 95 7 THREATENING Dry thermometer Wet thermometer Relative humidity Midnlsht Noon Funrlse Sunset 7p.m. 7a.m .75- 73 .73- 89 AngletonJudgeTo Test His Authority To Gag Newspapers Reserves Decision When His Threat Is Ignored In Thompson Trial ANGLETON. July lication of testimony In the Clyde Thompson slaying case by Hous- ton newspapers overshadowed the trial Itself today as Judge M. S. Munson considered what action to take. The Judge had warned re- porters they would be sentenced for contempt ol court If their pa- pers carried the testimony. "Have you come to a decision the judge was asked shortly after 9 a. m. today when resump- tion of the trial was slightly delay- ed. "You'll know it when I the Judge replied. "A few minutes earlier when questioned by reporters he was still busy reading accounts of the trial. "This is a good time to have n test of this newspaper Judge Munson said. "We might as well take the case to the court of criminal appeals and see what pow- er I have." The Judge said yesterday his or- der not to print testimony was based on the fact It might dtsquall- Seo TRIAL, Page 11, Col. 5 TO ANNOUNCE COTTONLOAN Be Twelve or thirteen Cents Says Bankhead Jones Resigns AUSTIN. July resignation of II. O. Jones of Winters, Runnels county, from the Texas house of reresentatlvea mu received today by Governor Allred. The vacancy will be fill- ed at a special election called for August 24. The district Includes Coke, Runnels and Concho coun- ties. REP. H. O. JONES WASHINGTON, July John H. Bankhead, D., Ala., oday said the government would end cotton farmers at least 12 cents and possibly 13 cents a pound in this year's crop. He said official announcement would be made as soon as the AAA imendment bill 'reaches the presi- dent. "The administration Is prepared at least to sustain last yesr's pur- haslng power for the cotton farm- rs and to protect the cotton now nder government loan by making loan' on this year's Bank- ,ead said. "That loan cannot be less than 12 nd it Is hoped that It will be 13 ents. Announcement has been 'Ithheld pending the continuance y congress' of the Bankhead act. hat Is being continued In the AAA mendments." Bankhead said confusion growing ut of court decisions has caused eneral demoralization of the cotton rade, resulting In a downward rend. "It is reported that buyers of cot- on goods have largely withdrawn rom the market because they be- eve there is a prospect for cheaper ntton and r" .aner textile Roods.'' said. "This If: an unfortunate tuatlon and without Justification, o one need expect cheaper cotton or cheaper cotton goods this sea- on, but on the contrary textile uyers should recognize that the rice is now probably at Its lowest olnt." n Britain To Soft Pedal Peace Plea Does Not Intend To Alone To Prevent African War Act HOY FATALLY HURT CLEBURNE. July mln Doyle Cheek, son of Mr. and rs. W. C. Cheek of Godley, was lied Instantly last r.lght when his ead struck a truck as an automo- le in which he was riding passed vehicle on a bridge northwest Clebume. Young Cheek was riding in the ump seat" and leaned out too Name Taylor Co. Couple In Suit DALLAS, July was en- Ted In district roiirt here today y Lillian Hayes Jones agnliist Mor- an Jones and wife, of Taylor ounty, for Stating she s the wife of Tom Jones, son of ic defendants, the plaintiff's pe- tlon contended that his parents nducecj him to leave her. The petition sets out that the oiiplo were married In Brccken- dgo In December, 1034, coming to Mlu to live. AAA BILL, PASSED BY SENATE, FACES BATTLE IN CONFERENCE House Will Insist That Some Provisions, Eliminated By The Senate, Bs Restored to Measure WASHINGTON, July nally passed by the senate with many modifications, the AAA amendment bill designed to broad- en the Roosevelt crop control pro- gram and protect It against certain legal attacks, headed today toward a new struggle in conference. There were Indications that the house, which previously had passed the bill, would fight for some pro- visions eliminated by the senate be- fore It approved the measure, 65 to 15, yesterday. Chairman Jones (D-Tex) of the house agriculture committee Is eager for the return of the house, provision to permit the UN of per cent of the nation's customs re- ceipts to finance the disposal of exportable surpluses abroad. Final senate action came after the defeat of an effort to Include In the bill a provision to limit the power of the president to negotiate trade agreements. It required two weeks of debate, often furious, to wade through the legislation which had two principal give the agriculture de- partment new means In Its effort to Increase farm prices, and to pre- pare the broad program for the time when thei supreme court will SM AAA BILL, Pue U, 4 (Cnro-right, 1930, By Auoclifcd LONDON, July Britain Intends to make a firm move at Geneva next week to solve the Italo-Ethloplan Impasse, It was learned today. It will press for a full airing of the Issues In a final effort to avert an open break, but is taking no chances with Its own security. Communication lines to East Af- rica are Jammed with Instructions for strengthening the empire's po- litical and military position about Ethiopia. The government will base its ac- tions at Geneva on full support of the League of N: tlons covenant, an authoritative source said, but does not Intend to become a lone police- man to enforce the covenant pro- visions If the league council should fumble the dispute. Britain will not press specifically for moves Involving sanctions, the authority said, unless other powers favor them. In that case, Britain will cooperate fully. The government Is represented fts be'ng alarmed over future develop- ments In Africa In the event of war between Italy and Ethiopia. Young Fascists Become Soldiers at Eighteen ROME, July war ministry proclaimed today that ev- ery young fascist graduating from the Italian youth movement at the age of 18 becomes a "Prom that day. he assumes ob- ligation? of military service which he will satisfy, according to the scope of organizations of the regime, until he Is.called to actual said war ministry publications, es- tablishing regulations for pro-mil- itary age training. The republlcations of the minis- try, mobilizing an army for East African service, specified that In this preliminary period the youth of Italy would give a certain portion See ITALY, Page 11, Col. S Tourist Travel Not Interrupted LAREDO, July tourist travel to Mexico has not been Interrupted by the agrarian revolt In the Mexican state of Tamaullpas. Tourists continued to cross the border into Mexico today In large numbers, assured of the full pro- tection of the Mexican federal gov- ernment. Americans living In Mex- ico were considered ilso to tot In no danger.