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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1935, Abilene, Texas voL gbflene jlmty porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LIV. Fiifl Leased Wlm of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The AMene Homing fcwt) NUMBER 234 MussoliniDefiesLeagueToDictate Pattern Explains Source Of Cash; Clears Self Present Plan For War Not To Be Halted DALLAS DOCTOR SHOT TO DEATH They Prosecute 'Their' Husband Mn. Theodora Boyce Mills Oakland, Calif., nlfht club enter- Ulner, and Mrs. Gertrude Wuhburn Milk, formerly of Fort Worth, Tex., Reno bride of three weeks, apparently had something In common In John Franklin Mills, farmer employed of the Antelus Temple radio Mrs. ThttS.ws. charted Mills with bigamy Just 24 hours after Ttls, Gertrude swore to a warrant charring him with stealing her car and when he abandoned her. Mills is tlfhtlnr extradition from FUMmrch, Pa, (Associated Press GUI 01 SELF Reason For Slaying In Downtown Office Is Not Revealed Love Rival In Mutilation Murder DAIiAS, July Wil- liam E. Eubbert, 50, was slain and a woman who gave her name as Theta Burch, 35, was wounded se- riously in a shooting in the office of the physician here today. Patrolman J. p. Brawner, the first officer to arrive on the scene, said the woman was lying across the body of Dr. Hubbert on the floor.- The doctor was dead when he arrived, he said. T tilled the woman screamed at the officer, he said, as he entered the office. "I shot him and then decided to kill My- the patrolman quoted her as saytag. A note found on a desk read: "I killed him. I am tired of living. Give my body to the scientists. Let this The note was bloodstained and apparently not finished by the writer. Both the doctor and the woman were shot In the hearty Two shot wen fired-front a .32; caliber pistol a 1 which1 floor. Thtf irolhaB was1' rushed to hospital Where attendants said sh- was not expected to live more than a few hours. The cause of the shooting was nol immediately determined. Assails Nazis With the view to determining if the V. S. would be Justified In severing diplomatic relations with Germany, militant Senator Wil- liam H. King of Utah, below, made a fiery demand for invettl- gallon of alleged Nazi persecutions. "The Hitler gov- ernment has oppressed Jews and Catholics and has not discharged its proper obligations to the U. he declared. Drys Already Vigorously Campaigning; Specia Election Is Just Three Weeks Away DALLAS, July dry campaigns in every part of Texas, contrasting with a generally apathetic attitude on the part o: the wets, were shown in a. survey today, less than a. month before the state will vote on repeal of its stltutional .prohibition. Predictions on the outcome fol almost universally the per' preference of the forecasters. were a few outstanding oeptions to the rule of wet Inactivity, notably in the vicinity tof Houston and around the state repeal head- quarters at Austin under direction of Emmett Morse. Elsewhere re- peallsts were generally working und- er cover if at all or reserving their drives for the last three weeks. Chief Interest In the campaign around the capita, at Austin cen- tered today on the effect of the vote on prospects of a. special session of the legislature In September. If re- peal were voted it was regarded there as prectically certain that the legislature would be called into session to pass ene.bllng legislation, provide for the local option elections contemple.ted in the proposed new amendment, and pass liquor tax laws to bring in much-needed rev- enue. Open activity around the capital for the most part had been cor.flned to a few dry meetings at churches, with the wets working under cover. Both Sides to Open Up Strenuous drives on both sides were expected to begin there as well as elsewhere In the state around August 1. fnneth McCalla, state represen- e and chairman of the Harris ty repeal organization, reported his group hard at worlc In Houston, long a repeal center, and activity In the territory at least on a per with that of the drys. He said In- Cleveland Man Is Victim of Fiendish Operation With Penknife CHICAGO, July ed and brought by automobile to a lonely wooded spot 'in 'Chicago's south side, Dr. Walter J. Bauer, 38, a bridegroom of three weeks, today was subjected to inulillatlon which cost Ills life. Five hours after the operation, he died at Jackson Park Hospital. Be- fore his death he told police, they said, that he had been abducted at Ann Arbor, Mich., by a man he had met In a hotel there. Dr. Bauer resided in Cleveland. His bride, Louise, was notified at the Laughlln hospital at Kirksville, Mo., where she is a nurse. She In- formed the police she was leaving at once for Chicago. Detective Howard Boyle, who questioned Dr. Bauer, said the vic- tim named as a suspect a man whom Mrs. Bauer had often said was Intensely Jealous and embit- tered because of the marriage.. Dr. .uer did not know the man per- sonally, Doyle said. Married Three Weeks Dr. Bauer recently completed his studies at the Laughlln School of Osteopathy at Kirksville. Mo. Three weeks ago he was married. Then, See SLATING, Page 7, Col. S WIGGINS HERE ON WAY WEST Takes Presidency Sept. 1 o Mines and Arts Pour college presidents were en- joying Wednesday's cool breeze In Abilene as July bows out. Three live presidents of Hardin- Slmmons university and Abilene Christian and McMurry colleges and they are happy and grateful as the town observes Its College Ap- preciation week. The fourth is Dr. Dossle M. Wig- gins, president of the Texas College of Mines and Arts; elected last month for the school year beginning September I. With Mrs. Wiggins, he arrived late yesterday by automo- bile from Oxford, Miss., where he taught two months in the Univer- sity of Mississippi summer school. "I will go out to El Paso tomor- row and see about getting the budg- et of Mines and Arts ready for the board of regents of Texas univer- said Dr. Wiggins. "Then I will return here, and Mrs. Wiggins and I will spend most of August In Abilene. We will take leave of Abi- lene with real regret, deeply appre- ciative of kindnesses heaped on us during our stay of nine years In rlardln-Slmmons university." No faculty changes are planned at Mines and Arts, said the new president. Malone Declares Reve- nue Dept. Acted Hasti- ly In Stopping Tags DALLAS, July italone, attorney for the Texas Col- on Ginners ansoclation, said the halt called by the bureau of internal revenue on Issuance of cotton bale ags In Texas was "a bluff to get he glnners to back up." On petition of the association, the ureau recently was enjoined from forcing Texas glnners to act as col- lectors under the Baiikhead act. As a result the bureau stopped Issuing bale tags, and the action was seen as a threat to movement of three-fourths of Texas' estimated 3.- bale production. Malone said the revenue depart- M. CMaJ._ fiMWS 19% H, M, crews Blond Pastor Is Taken To. Fort Worth For Investigation 1HUDOIEI jj ON IT SPOT Several Embarrasing An- gles Crop Up In Nazi Flag Incident WASHINGTON, Jljly State department officials were on something of a hot spot today a result of Germany's emphatic protest concerning the communist attack on the German flag In New York harbor last Friday. Ordinary procedure would call for formal apology, or at least an official expression of regret. That would probably close the incident. The case is complicated by a num- ber of embarrassing angles which preclude any such simple solution. Some of these are: 1. The strong feeling in this country towards the Hitler gov- ernment as a result of the continu- ed campaigns against Jews and Catholics in Germany. 2. Agitation in and out of con- rress for severance of diplomatic relations with Germany as a result of the national policies of the Hit- er regime. 3. The thinly veiled dislike of ad- ministration officials themselves 'or the Hitler regime. 4. The feeling prevalent in east some official circles that the flag incident may have served some useful purpose In that it must have :alled sharply to the attention of 3erman officialdom the feeling against Germany which Berlin's aclal and religious policies are en- gendering In this country. 5. The conviction, from prelimi- nary reports from New York, that fficials of the German shipping Ine were more to blame for the In- Congressman T e s t if ies He Met E. V. Sellers While Latter In Austin For WTU Company July Nat Pat- ton. (D-Tex.) testified to the iouse rules committee today that he had approximately 600 left for living- expenses from January through May af- ter buying four bonds totaling; on which he has been questioned by the senate lobby investigating committee. When he had concluded conv mittee members expressed their belief his explanation had ex- onerated nim of any inference of wrong doing. Quizzed by Dies Re testified to the senate commit- tee he bought the bonds during a leriod while his salary as a member ot congress was Asking to appear to defend his financial transactions during the period .when he visited room ofifrphnW.-Carpenter, 'ftUMf DCftiE company president. Pattern was: questioned by a fellow Texas democrat on the committee, Representative Dies. Dies developed testimony that atton, a first-termer, had In excess of hi cash when he reached Washington January 2; that-he re- ceived mileage allowance totaling and salary for the five months totaling The bonds were bought In March, he testified, and paid for with checks on the sergeant at arms office. "Where are those checks, do you have them with Dies asked. "They're over In the senate com- Patton replied, as a chuckle Federal Agents Get Orders To Bring In Hopson WASHINGTON, July H. C. Hopim, mainspring ol the Aaioclated Gu and Electric system, itlll the senate lobby com- today turned a nibpoena for him over to the V. S. mar- shal mt New York. Counsel lor the com- mittee at the ouUet ot the hear- ing, nM It hid not been able to find Hopson and bed no Idea where he conld be. "I cant even hear from the fellow I tent for former Representative McKeown (D- one of the company coun- sel, lambed. When Chairman Black an- nounced he had turned a nun- mons for Hopcon over to the manual, McKeown replied: "f can't blame the committee that. If he'i gone where he can't read the newspaper he'i gone a long way. We ice no rauon for him not to come to the committee." The committee directed Mc- Keown to ret In touch with Gar- rett Brumbach, counfel for A. G. E, In New York, after Sena- tor said he found an unilmed note hi his office that Brumbach can locate Hopaon whenever he to do so." No Lobbying Indulged In, May Go to Court On Utilities Bill ran through the committee ranks and small audience. Parley With Blanton Patton told Dies he went to the senate committee because he had read that it received testimony about passage of a box between Carpenter and a member of congress. "I knew I had received a box of See LOBBY PROBE, Page 11, Col. 5 ident aboard the liner Bremen See GERMANY, Page 7, Col. FORT WORTH, July Mrs. Annabel Qatlln, evangelistic pastor of the Firsl, Christian Church of Menard and operator of a cattle truck line operating between that place and the Port Worth stock- yards, was brought here last night by officers Investigating the move- ment of about 100 cattle Into the lo- cal market over a period of months. Mrs. Qatlln and her husband, Ce- cil Gatlln have bewi charged with cattle theft at San Saba and horse theft at Menard. Oatlln Is owner of a sir.all ranch near San Saba. Stoutly denying her guilt of the Menard and San Saba charges, Mrs. I PASTOR HELD, Pin 7, CoL ij Abilene and fair lo- n'Bhl and Thuttday, Weil of looch meridian _ Generally fair tonight and Thursday of IMth meridian Generally fair tonight and Thursday. Temperature! Tueo. p.m. Bl 93 94 87 85 94 Wed. a.m. FAIR Dry thermometer Wet thermometer ..72" t humidity MldnlKht S3 Noon 91 Snnrlie Sunael 7p.ru. 7a.m. 75" 70- 74- am Family Dispossesed Here Decide To Continue On Out Of Doors Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pumphrey and Mrs. Pumphrev-s mother, Mrs. Ad- eline Abel, 76, motivated by an un- fortunate situation which resulted in their being dispossessed of rent dwelling they had occupied since last February, yesterday sat up their household furniture on a vacnnt lot south of the Abilene high school stadium and prepared to make the most of the great out of doors. Today they told a reporter they had passed a. "fairly comfortable" night and were preparing to stay where they were at leisfc until they could make more suitable arrange- ments for lodging. Dispossession resulted from an order of forceable detainer Issued In Justice Lindsay Walden's court In a cue styled Mary Hnrkrlder vs. J. B. Pumphrey. That occurred Monday afternoon, but the Pum- phreys spent Monday night In their automobile and set up their open-air residence only after as- sistance Tuesday afternoon from the police department, which mov- ed their furnishings from the spot the county officers had left in the the vacant lot. Fumphrey, who declared he was willing to do "any kind of honest said this morning he had seven cents In his pocket and "on- ly enough flour for three or four more mM.ls and a few potatoes." Me EVICTED, 11, CeL With their entertainment behind riding parties and a barbecue at the president's Lytle Jake managers of the West Texas Utilities company re- sumed their business meeting Wed- nesday, and will return to their quarters tomorrow throughout the large territory In which the com- pany operates. Wednesday morning the manag- ers heard a 45-mlnute address from Price Campbell, president, In which he analyzed the Wheeler-Rayburn utilities regulation bill; attacked the section for abolition of "unneces- sary" holding companies as confls- catory and contrary to American doctrine; and asserted that the West Texas Utilities company has clean hands so far as any lobbying against the bill Is concerned. Question, Answer Excerpts from the address: "Many of you, and other West Texas citizens, are wondering what part the West Texas Utilities com- pany played in any lobby against the holding company bill. "It Is not likely that this company will be called upon to testify In the lobby probe now being staged In Washington at time, as we have spent less than altogeth- er In Informing our friends, and In turn, congressmen, as to what this bill as drawn could really mean to this operating company, and in turn the communities In this section of See OFFICIALS. Page 11, Col. 1 ROME, July 31. Mmiolinl'i own newqwpr. Popolo D'Italia, itnttd today thai only "a total lolntion" tlw military extent of which liei lolely within Italian could be considered by Italy in its quarrel with Ethiopia. Be- liable sources said they believed n Ouce himself had written the article. These sources pointed to the article'i reiteration of an Ital- ian policy as an indication that Italy if determined upon her course in relation to Ethiopia, no matter what may happen div- ing the present session of the league of nations council in Geneva. ADDIS ABABA, July 31. Ethiopian foreign of- fice announced today that the nation wofld reject any proposal for an international league of nations mandate over Ethionia. The foreign office iuued a eommuriiqque stating no inch pro- posal had been made to the Imperial government and that, fur- thermore, If any were received it would be turned down. "No amon'dt" of prosperity under foreign de- clared the foreign office, "would compensate for the Ion of Independence." The announcement wai made shortly after Emperor Selassie bad summoned the great chiefs of the nation to presence. (Copyright, 1936, By The Associated Preii) GENEVA, July Pompeo Aloiii, Premier Bfuno- linl's representative in the league of told the league council today that Italy would not diicuts' anything at this time except the arbitration question in its dispute with Ethiopia, The Italian-representative declared he could not participaU in any discussion which included other matters than the subject oT arbitration'.. He SWM heard-by meeting in private teuton which lasted less than an It adjourned until'it-p, m. to- morrow, when it hold a public meeting. In the' less than 24 hours bet weenie two sessions, the rep- resentatives of Great Britain and' France must endeavor, by recommendations .of the council, to negotiate with both Italy and Ethiopia in an effort to find e basis for the resumption of the arbitration and concilia- tion proceedings which were suspended several weeks ago. Open Claih. An open clash between Italy and Great Britain, despite the common front they achieved at Stress In May, was predicted in view of Britain's authoritatively reported determination to have the whole African situation thoroughly thrashed out around the council table. After Italy had asserted ahi merely wants to bring about re sumption of the work of the con- ciliation commission, a British spokesman asserted It would be tile, perfectly futile" thus to limit the council's activity. Though Britain was said to be determined to get more than mere promises that the disputants would not resort to war, French circles said It appeared likely the council would adjourn without entering In to full Investigation of the con- flict. A French spokesman Indicated the plan under consideration was to appoint the fifth, neutral mem- ber of the conciliation commission provided in the council's or'glnal resolution and thereafter continue general negotiation on the basis of the Anglo-Franco-Italo treaty at 1906 guaranteeing Ethiopia's Integ- rity. The Impression prevailed that England will at least Insist on some pledge by both Italy and Ethiopia that neither country would resort Sen LEAGUE, Page 11, Col. 6 PEORIA TRIAL NEARS CLOSE Thompson's Fate In Hands of Jury By Night PEORIA, m., July ing arguments were begun today In the trie! of Gerald Thompson, 26, charged with ravishing and murder- Ing pretty Mildred Hallmark, 19. and defended as a sexmanlac. Indica- tions were that the case would be in the hands of the Jury by night- fall. Prosecutor E. V. Champion launched his final plea to the Jury, qualified for the death penalty, be- fore a packed courtroom. No time limit had been cet on the closing arguments. The lurid diary of Thompson was barred from evidence yesterday and the defense rested. Possibility that the ta TRLU, 7, CoLl LANDSCAPING ON HIGHWAY 1 Project Revised and Fund Increased to W. Willingham, 2, Is Buried In Cemetery At Ballinger Special to the Reporter. BALLINGER, July service for Jacques Woodrow Wll- llngham, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Willingham of San An- gelo, who died from bullet wounds In a San Angelo hospital early Tues- day, was held from the residence here of Mrs. C. H. Willingham, great grandmother of the child. Burial followed In the Evergreen cemetery here, under direction of the King-Holt funeral home. The body was conveyed to Ballinger In a coach from- the funeral home early today. The child died about an hour aft- er being struck in the stomach by slug allegedly fired by Mack Shipley, Reagan county deputy sheriff, near a San Angelo road house shortly after midnight Mon- day. Chrges of murder were filed against the deputy sheriff at San AUSTIN, July or- der for landscaping Improve- ments on highway I west of Abilene was remanded today and the sum Increased to distributed equal- ly on three beautlflcatlon projects near that city. The state highway department or- der said the original 10-mile im- provement project starting at Abl- lene's wrrt city limit was "not feas- ible" since the roadway must be im- proved. Instead, was voted to landscape highway 1 from Abilene west two miles; on the same route frosr. Abllen? east two miles; and to landscape highway 4 from Abilene north two miles. The division warehouse at Abilene will get r.ew sidewalks and surfaced i EOAD WORK, It OeL Angelo Tuesday. Rev. J. H. McClaln. pastor of thi Ballinger Baptist church, officiated for the rites, and was assisted by ihe pastor of tha First Baptist church at San Angelo. Besides the parents and great grandmother survivors Include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mn. Ralph Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Dallas; and an 11- month-oM brother. Valton. The child was a great grandson of the ate C. H. Willingham, Justice of peace and county Judge of Runnels county for many yee-rs. SAN ANQELO, July 31 Sheriff Mack Shipley of Big Lake was remanded to Jail without bond here yesterday following a hearing on a charge of murder with malice In connection with the fatal shooting of Woodrow Willingham, two-yew-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Willingham. The baby died In a local hospital Tuesday, a short time after Ship- ley is alleged to have fired one soot from a pistol into the back of WU- llngham's car as the father dron away from a beer resort near ben. A fight between Willingham aBd Shipley preceded the shooting. Attorneys to Shlplej plan to ask a habeai to boad today. ;