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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLDi IDY QPjje gfeflene Batty Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS !T HO EDI ME noN LIV. Full Leased Wlrgs of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 26, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 231. Grill Patton About Mystery Box Paints Modernized 'Last Using aa subjects Cape Cod as she visualized them at typical Wednesday night church suppers, Mrs. Alice Slallknechl Wight produced a modemlted mural of "The Last Supper" which critics term "striking." A portion of the mural Is shown at left. It will be unveiled in the First Congregational church of Chatham, Mass. (Asscciaed Press Italy "Sympathetic" To New Peace Formula PRAISE AND CRITICISM GREET NEW TAX BILL WASHINGTON, July Strong criticism and vigorous praise today greeted the tentative bill with which democratic committeemen of ;he house proposed to put the pres- ident's tax ideas on the statute looks. The democrats on the house ways and means committee had drafted a measure designed to raise an an- nual sum variously estimated at to more than 000. In general the criticism was from O of a balanced budget, many of them republicans. New Governor Lawrence Cramer shown as he received congratulations for his appointment as the new gover- nor of the'Virgin Islands, where there basibecn considerable fric- over governmental policies, iw LAND BANK TO HOLD SCHOOL Appraisers of Two Districts To -Meet Here League'Council Called to Meet Next Wednesday or Thursday In Geneva to Discuss Settlement By United Press. Latest developments in the and left-wing share-the-wealth men. Italian-Ethiopian dispute fol- lows: GENEVA League council to meet next Wednesday or Thursday to discuss settlement. and France propose new formula which they hope might avert war. will fight before council for right to im- port arms, claiming a well- armed country is only hope of i preventing- war. Ethiopian min- ister announces. CALCUTTA Mahatma Gandhi starts campaign to line UTJ India's millions in behalf of Ethiopia. Italian Crowds Jeer Britain and Japan Officials of the Federal bank will hold a three-day school for the. appraisal forces of two West Texas districts at the Hilton (Copyright, 1935, United Press) j July' A new T i f oi-Tnula intended to avert war be- I tw'ien. Italy and Ethiopia has been offered by Great Britain and France, it was understood today. Reliable informants said the plan i had met Italian sympathy and the hotel Monday through Wednesday. diplomatic atmosphere was more Jury Refuses to Doom Texas Slayer Of Four Men ANGLETON, July Clyde Thompson, 23-year-old con- vict, faced his third conviction lor murder today. A _ -y in district court found him guilty of murdering Everett Melvln, a fellow convict, at Retrieve prison farm on May 29, and assessed a sentence of 99 years after deliberat- ing four hours and 50 minutes. The youthful "thrill killer" already hart been in the shadow of the electric chair for the murder of Lucler Shook of Cisco five years The sessions will be conducted by A. P. Graves of Houston, vice-pres- ident of the Federal Land bank there; D. C. Gray of Washington. D. C., assistant chief reviewing ap- praiser; O. E. Oday of Houston, reviewing appraiser; C. D. Denny, Memphis, Term., junior reviewing appraiser; J. A. Handy, Memphis, Tenn., junior reviewing appraiser; Carl Tanner of Houston, special re- j viewer; and P. C. Chunn, of Hous- ton, chief appraiser of the Houston Federal- Land bank. The land bank executives will probably arrive in Abilene Sunday night, according to a letter from Denny to C. D. Carothers of the Abilene National Farm Loan asso- ciation. Purpose of the three daily con- ferences is to explain new rules and regulations set up by the land bank, to give tests of inspection and to give instructions of valuing land. The two districts, with headquar- ters at Brownwood and Wichita Falls, cover approximately 25 coun- ties. hopeful than it has been for a long time. It coincided with an impressive manifestation of enthusiasm by 000 people, mostly Fascist black- shirts, who paraded to Benito Mus- solini' Venice palace and cheered him repeatedly while bands played martial airs. In concern lest the crowd's cries against Great Britain and Japan lead hot heads to demonstrate be- fore the British and Japanese em- See ETHIOPIA, Page 3, Col. 4 Rogers awd Post In New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., July 26. Post, his wife and Will Rogers, the actor, were here today after an unannounced flight from Los Angeles in the new plane in which Post hopes to fly to Russia. The trio arrived last night and retired to a hotel without announc- ing plans for today. Reports from Los Angeles were that they Intended to fish in New Mexico. Post has invited Rogers to ac- company hi mto Russia and when the comedian arrived at the Los Angeles airport yesterday afternoon. SUMNER BILL SIGNED WASHINGTON, July President Roosevelt today signed the stocked up on chewing gum bought Stunner bill making it a federal of- a couple of magazines, the report Tense to ship prison-made goods into spread that the Russian Junket was The praise came from members, In- cluding a number of democrats, who said the committeemen. In shaping the plan, followed a mlddle-of-the road course, From the senate side came a portent of a battle ahead, senator Walsh in a radio speech last night In the Washington Eve- .nlng star forum, analyzed the pres- ident's proposals critically, and said it was "unfortunate" that the ques- tion was not presented "as a revenue measure than a reform measure." Urging that action be postponed until January, he said: "None of the proposals for redis- tribution of wealth, of which we have recently heard so much, is sound or practical." In brief, the measure formed by the house committeemen calls for a stiff tax on "excess" corporation profits, ranging as high as 20 per- cent; new inheritance taxes rang- ing from 4 to 75 per cent; ad- ditional gift taxes of 3 to 57 per -.ent; higher surtaxes on Individual Incomes over The committee democrats turned down, for the present at least, the president's idea of taxing dividends See TAX BILL, Page 12, Col. 3 Suspend Hearings On Utilities Bill TEXAS CRIME BOARDNAMED Editor And Two Lawyers On Commission Presence Of New Deal Observer Is Cause Of Dispute WASHINGTON, July A new battle over presence of a New Deal "Brain Truster" caused abrupt suspension today of the house-senate conference on the public utilities bill. AUSTIN, July Two The conferees seek to decide the iawj.ers and a newspaper editor are question of whether, the admlnls- Gov James v fjlred's selections for tration's "death sentence" clause tne commission to direct Texas' "G- men" In the state's proposed drive against crime, If was -understood here today. It Is generally talked among law enforcement men that the governor has chosen Albert Sidney Johnston, Dallas attorney and former secre- tary of the state democratic execu- tive committee; George W. Cotting- ham, Houston Chronicle editor; will go In -the utilities bill. The jhouse voted against the death sen- tence. The senate fav6red The conference adjourned without set- 'ting a time for its Bext meeting. Benjamin Cohen, New Deal ex- pert in the drafting of regulatory legislation, caused the deadlock to- day. It was the second time a con- ference had been broken up by dis- states which forbid shipment or sale of such goods. Identifies the Torn and Bloody Garments of Slain Srster PEORIA, July The torn and blooay garments that Mildred Hallmark wore on the night she was ravished and slain were admitted in evidence today in the trial of Gerald Thompson, who is charged with her death. The clothes were identified by Mildred's sister Ruby, first witness called by the state. Ren Thurman, defense counsel, decided not to make an opening statement on behalf of Thompson. Ruby, as pretty a girl as her slain sister was, testified In a low. emo- tional voice. The sisters shared the same bed- room. Ruby testified, and they were dressing for the evening, Mildred to go to work. Ruby to go out. State's Attorney E. V. Champion pute over whether a brain truster should be permitted to attend. Cohen, legislative expert whose presence at the first conference caused protest from Rep. George Huddleston. D., Ala., was present again today. Chairman Burton K. Wheeler of the senate Interstate commerce committee had said: "He's going to stay." Chairman Sam Rayburn of the house Interstate commerce commit- tee, had declared some house con- ferees were In favor of Cohen's re- maining and that Huddleston was not speaking for the group. But as the conference broke up, Wheeler said that the conferees reached a deadlock on the Cohen issue. No progress has yet been made on writing the final form of the bill. 7 TEXANS DIE IN ACCIDENTS on and that Post was flying to j inquired about Mildred's physical condition." Seattle on the first log of the trip. 'general ago. A state's witness at his first trial quoted him as saying he- killed Lucien Shook and his brother, Leon Shook, "just to see them kick." His first sentence was reduced lo life imprisonment and later com- muted to 15 years. At'the time of the Melvln trial, he was under a life sentence for stabbing to death another prisoner, Tommy (the squealer) Rels. The jury took his case at p. m. yesterday and reported its verdict at p. m. remained at high pitch IfSty because of the threat of Dis- trict Judge M. S. Munson to cite reporters of t'.irce Houston news- papers, and their editors for con- tempt of court for publishing CENTRAL BANK PLANJCILLED Measure Was Sponsored By Radio Priest WASHINGTON, July 26.- The Centra] Sink plan sponsored by the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin was defeated overwhelmingly today in the senate. The Coughlin proposal was of- fered by Sen. Gerald P. Nye. R., N. D., as an amendment to the Omni- bus banking bill. The vote was 50 to 10. Those voting for the Nye amend- ment were: Democrats: (61 Bone, Caraway, Holt, Nrely, Thomas of Okla., and Wheeler. Republicans: (3) Nye, Prazler, Schu.il. Farmer-Labor: il) Shlpstead. Acting Democratic Leader Alben W. Berkley announrprl he hoped the Omnibus bill could be passed today. 8en. William E. Borah, R., Ida., criticized the measure as not strong enough to prevent "some of the cat- utrophles" already exrjerlenced In; BODY OF BOY IS RECOVERED "Was there anything in the way of bruises that appeared on her face, neck and Champion askeS. "No, there was Ruby re- plied. The next time she saw Mildred was In the morgue, Ruby testified. "Was she dead or Cham- Tuxedo Boy To Be Buried i See TRIAt_ Page On 17th Birthday Special To The Reporter STAMFORD. July body of Frank Adams of Tuxedo was re-1 covered from waters of California, creek at sunrise Friday within fifty yards from where he was swimming when he was drowned at p. m. Thursday. About 15 men were working abreast across the stream when one of them found the body lodged against a tree stump. Waters of ;he creek which were rising las' night had fallen 30 Inches. A favorable report was given Fri- 3, Col. 6 Margaret Waley Enters Milan Pen day morning on the condition of ?red McCright of Anson who bitten by a snake in diving Adams body last night. The search, directed by Sheriff Jim Lee Gordon of Anson, was abandoned at 9 o'clock last night after three nets were set. Watch- MILAN, Mich., July gatei of the federal prison farm near Milan closed behind 19-year- old Margaret Walsy yesterday, and in accordance with the policy of reticence of officials at the institu- tion, no further information was given out beyond the bare fact of her arrival. Mrs. Waley Is under sentence of 20 years for her part In the kid- naping of 9-ycar..old Qeorge Wey- erhaeuser, Jr., of Tacorna, Wash., and thus became one of ths longest term Inmates of the larm. In the [or enclosure surrounded by a high steel wire fence she joined Evelyn Frech- ette, friend of the late notorious DROWNING. 3, Col. 4 John Dilllnger; Kathryn KeMey, wife of George "Machine Gun" Kelly; Wyona and Delores Delancey, consorts of Harry camp- bell and AMn Karpls. Several Others Seriously Injured In Mishaps By The Associated Press Accidents took the lives of seven persons and injured several others in Texas yesterday. Pour men were killed and a wo- man was Injured critically in a series of auto accidents near Hous- ton. Lloyd Smith. 18, of Liberty; Joseph Harold Le Bleu, 17, of Choloe, and a man tentatively identified as S. H. Chauffetied, 22. of Alexandria, La., were killed when a car crashed Into a coupe :tnd trailer on t'ne ton highway. The Injured woman was unidentified. Otto Taylor, 25, of Devers, was killed when his auto struck a cow and overturned near Houston. Dickie Plttman arid Lloyd John- son were lost In Cedar bayou near Houston when a motor boat burn- ed. Ooose Creek firemen dragged the bayou in an effort to find the bodies. E. S. Barnes, 45, died of heart at- tack after he had plunger! Into the Sabine river near Longvlew to res- cue his 12-year-old son, James. The boy was saved by catching a troll line thrown to hid by C. J. John- the his father on the head. Physicians said Barnes did not drown, although he died in the water. Six persons were injured last and Ernest S. Qoens, Tyler attorney. Allred has until Sept. 9 to make the appointments. It is expected they will be announced, however, as soon as the act becomes effective. Tom Hlckman, noted Texas ran- ger, will head the Intelligence bu- reau under terms of the net Chief L. G. Phares of the state highway See BOARD, Pare 3, Col. 7 Water To Be Cut Off in South Side Area Monday Night Residents of the area from Sayles boulevard to Butternut and from South second to South Ninth streets were warned Friday morning by Bob Young of the city water department that water will be cut off in that section all night Monday, beginning at 6 p. m.. In order to allow some work to be done on the mains. Eugene Sellers Testifies In Lobby Probe; Solon Expresses 'Amazement At His Story WASHINGTON, July Nut Patton, D., Texas, thumped a nickel cigar box and a bundle of books down before the senate lobby investigating; committee and insisted that they constituted the "honest to God truth of the committee's box mystery." On his heels came a witness who swore he had seen Patton with a box which he did not believe was a cigar box. Abllcnlan Testifies The witness was Eugene V. Sellers, of Abilene, Texas, florid-faced NBA employe and former Texas cattle- man, called as the committee pried Into charges a utility man passed a "box" to a congressman prior to the vote on the utility bill. He testified he was present when Patton had a box on Sunday, June 30, the day before the house voted on the utilities "death sentence." Nat Patton E. V. (Engene) (esUried'lh Friday before the senate lobby com- mittee, Is an A bU.cn Ian who went to Washington in the year lo lake a position with NRA. Formerly he was In- dustrial agent of the West Tex- as Utilities company here. Mr. Sellers has been living at the George Washington Inn, where some of the Texas con- gressmen also live; Including Reps. Marvin Jones, Wright Palman, J. F. Buchanan and Nat Patlon. Kansas Boy Is Dead of Rabies KANSAS CITY, Mo., July Allen Kern, 11-year- old farm boy from Loulsburg, Kan., died last night of the rabies. The boy was bitten In the upper lip July 3, by a dog. The full pas- teur course of 21 injections was used, but yesterday it was noted that the disease was progressing and the boy was brought here from Loulsburg. Doctors said wounds about the head and face. Inflicted by raolrt animals, always have proved the most dangerous and hard to treat. He said in his opinion It was not a cigar box that Patton had. Sellers said the box was paste- board, smaller than a cigar box and that, when he carried it part of the time, "something moved." He said Patton's nephew later said: "Hell, that wasn't cigars" in the box. Senators closely questioned Patton about his investments, especially Invested In "baby bonds" this spring. Patton, waving his arms and indignantly refuting Sellers' story, said his salary for the first four months of this year was and that he brought from Texas. "We want to give you the benefit of said Sen. Ernest W. Gib- son, Vt., "we're puzzled how a man can buy bonds on four months salary." "I can refer you only to the Patton said, offering to present hLs bank books. Strange Angle The box mysteriously has provid- ed the strangest angle of the senate investigation which has shown ex- penditures of in the fight against the utility bill and disclosed sending of hundreds of faked tele- grams to congressmen. Petton strode before the commit- tee today, to make a statement for See LOBBY PROBE, Page 3, Col. 3 1TOR TELLS HFTPiLDHL Peter Molyneaux Claims He Prepared Interviews For Radio Talks DALLAS, July a statement Issued by his office last nlghr., Peter Molyneaux, editor of the Texas Weekly, declared that he had received no 'from power Interests for speaking against the, copi- What he did do, Molyneaux, said, was to prepare continuity for. a se- ries of six radio programs, consist- Ing of interviews with six prominent Texans on the Wheeler-Rayburn bill. "I was employed to do this." Molyneaux said In the statement, "as I understood, by the Texas Util- ity Investors' Association, and I sent a bill for my services to that association." Molyneaux, who Is on a speaking tour In the east, explained his posi- tion In a telegram to A. T. MIckle, a business associate. The statement was Issued after John Carpenter, president of the Texas Power and Light company, testified at the congressional lobby Investigation, that Molyneaux had been paid for some radio work in a campaign against the Wheeler-Raburn bill. Continuing his statement, Moly- neaux said: "Not only has the Tex- as Weekly not attacked that bill (the Wheeler-Rayburn bill) but It has not even mentioned it a single time. It happens that I am oppos- ed to the "death sentence' clause of the bill, but I have not regarded It as coming within the subjects which See EDITOR, Page 3, Col. 1 Bristow Winner Of Angelo Match WPA NEEDS TO PROVIDE JOBS IN DISTRICT Employable Men and Women Listed By District Offices of National Reemployment Service Here son. As the boy reached for Una he accidentally kicked night in an auto collision near Fort Worth. Most seriously hurt were J. A. Klbier, Wnco attorney who suf- fered a brokiin kneecap and cuts and bruises, and Jim E. Robinson, who received neck Injury. An aggregate of will be Jones, 619: Callahan, 6B8; Nolan, spent In the 13 counties comprising 476; Kent, 176; Shackelford, 280 WPA district No. 13, centering on (plus rural rehabilitation Abilene, If WPA realizes ite pur- Stephens, 487: Fisher, 561 (also plus SAN ANGELO. July Obie Bristow of Big Spring elim- inated C. C. McBurnett of San An- gelo, 5 and 4 and Ray Rollings- worth of San Angelo beat Don Webster, Clebume, 6 and 5, In the first round of the championship flight at the Country club's sixth annual invitation golf tournament ;his morning. The field was slow n coming in. At the turn J. T. Hnmmett of Pioneer was 2 down to. Ed Morgan of Big Spring, and Ed White of Eonham, collegiate champion, was four up on Hezzle Carson, of San Angelo. In other matches at the turn many of the favorites were down but a faster course was In sight for the remainder of the round and leaders wen; expected to come pose of providing Jobs for all em- ployables now on relief rolls. District 13 had employable men ant? women at last count of Natlnnal Recmpioyment Service agents In each of the counties, E. A. Elliott, District 5 supervisor for the NRS, told the Reporter-News ITl- day. Elliott's office serves 44 West Texas counties, including all of those In WPA District. 13. The breakdown by counties: Eastland. Sterling, 58; Tay- lor Mitchell, Scurry, RR and Coke, 174. Prom the district total, if em- ployment is provided for each em- ployable at S600 a year the amount set for the WPA profram In expenditure of WPA funds In the area also would be Of that amount, would be spent In Eastland county alone, leader of the district in number of employables on rolls. Taylor county, See PROJECTS, Face 3, CoL J Abilene nnd cloudy nlRhi and Saturday. it of 100th meridian Partly cloudy lonlpnt and Sniurday. East of lOOln meridian rloudy Innlgnl and "emperaturea Thurs. FrL p.ro .a_m. ..89 77 83 92 TLOUDY Dry thermometer ..89 Wet thermometer Reltllva humidity 10 ___ 11 MldnlRht Noon Sunrise sunset 'p.m. 7K.m. la 83 so 70- 83 80 n .88 ;