Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 3, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935—TEN PAGES(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 193KIDNAP SUSPECT IS ARRESTED
Floods In Six States Leave 140 Dead ™ ™ LIQUOR TRIAL OPENED
The spectacular collapse of the French government headed by Premier Flandin, who was denied dictatorial powers over monetary values, was followed by the naming cf Fernand Boufsson (below) as premier by President Albert Lebrun, (Associated Press Photo I.
Sheriff Len Irvin and 28 Other Persons Are Included
LUBBOCK, June 3 -■£»»—Judge James C. Wilson this morning in United States district court overruled a motion to quash an indictment charging Lamb County Sheriff Len Irvin and 28 other persons with conspiracy to violate tax laws, and selection of the jury was begun.
Constable Sam Huston of Littlefield was exonerated as the trial opened.
Testimony was to be started this afternoon.
Judge Wilson in overruling the motion to quash the indictment against Sheriff Irvin and others
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay. June 3(API—Wounded slightly in the leg by an assassin. President Gabriel Terra was little the worse for the experience today, and President Getulio Vargas of Brazil had the assassin’s bullet as a souvenir.
A man identified by authorities as Bernardo Garcia, a former nationalist deputy, fired upon the presidential party as It was entering the buffet yesterday at the Maronas race course.
New Border Clash In Africa
ROME. June 3.—(/Fb—The Italian .....ministry of foreign affairs was in-
South Central Nebraska
Volney Davis. Member of Karpis Gang, Also Is Questioned In Weyer-Haeuser Snatch
Normandie Gathers New Speed Records OnMaiden Voyage
World’s Largest Vessel Steams Into New York Harbor Amid Wild Acclaim; Average of 29.68 Knots Per Hour Fastest Atlantic Crossing
ST. PAUL, June 3. (AP)—
UarHoct Wit With ftfi Ithopia on the Somaliland border. Volney Davis 33 considered rid! utM nil ffiui uu The djspatch ^0 tbe ministry gave by police one of the most dan-
Dead: More Floods Are ?.rT.
dead and wounded on both sides,
Karpis gang, pleaded guilty
Ut'WU tlliu WUU1IWU Ull »HU a, I , . ,
although the incident was le^s grave »ere today to a part m the
-than (hat of Ual A1 where 30 Ital- 5200,000 kidnaping of Edward
OXFORD, Neb., June 3.— Jans and more than loo Ethopians q Bremc-r, St. Paul banker.
(AP) —Harassed by fear of were killed Irm December Davi* formally admitted his
j JV . niaine The Italo-Ethoplan communion ot .. . , . . , ,
floods, the western great plains conclUation wiU hold its initial ^mlt a few hours after he had
area today counted its dead Thursday m Milan, a gov- been brought to the twin cities
from raging waters of the past ernment spokesman said by p]ane under a heavy sruard
week at 140, fixed its property one oi the representative, aP- J p a 11 —
. pointed by Ethiopia to the commis- 0T sPeciai agents oi tne u. s.
damage m six states at more sjon u Pltman Benjamin potter, department of iustice,
than $12,000,000 and plunged American author, and former in- Seized Saturday.
s true tor at Harvard. Yale, the Uni- His capture—he was seized Sat-
i verslty of Illinois, University oi Wis- urday In Chicago-had been an-
wrv,ln. th, Unlverslty of Chic.,^ b.for.
the University of Texas and the
University of California, Davis came into court.
Italy today sent 800 more skilled Davis was arraigned before Fed-_■ ously by the twin disaster of torna- workmen and technical specialist eraj judge M M. Joyce, in the same
Talpa °am Goes 0ut A,,er .^,««»»^,1..,,
ion most of the counts are good. , lug out or its Dank,s ovrr a ^j” ir .. h culls at Na»ies to taae ** chiefs. Arthur «Doc) Barker,
Mor, than 40 mcludlng Twelve Inch Cloudburst on “on men I,*\CL before «», cormcted a law ««In. .go or
-the North and South Platte rivers crossing the Mediterranean. ¡engineering the Bremer kidnaping
Rain and hall of Sunday 111 g^-ept toward a junction In the west- —
Heavy Rain Over Area
*lpa Dam Goes Out Atti Twelve Inch Cloudburst
into the work of reconstruc tion.
Nebraska Hard Hit.
South central Nebraska was hardest hit. Stricken simultane-
NEW YORK, June 3—'/Pi—With the Atlantic blue ribbon her prise on her maiden voyage, the giawfc new French liner Normandie steamed into harbor today amid a wild acclaim by diving airplanes and the blasts of sirens of hundreds of welcoming craft.
Her voyage was the fastest ever made by a trans-Atlanic liner.
Averaging, officially, 29 68 knots from Southampton to Ambrose lightship, the Normandie surpassed the 28.92 knot record set by the Italian liner Rex on a run from Gibraltar.
The liner reached Ambrose light in the outer harbor at 10.01 a. m. E. S. T,. but will have to remain for several hours for a flood tide before she can sail past Gotham’s skyscrapers to her new Hudson dock. Although the gleaming vessel anchored at Quarantine at 11:03 p, m < E8T >, she a as not due to dock until between two and 2 30 p m. lEST).
Besides the mythical blue ribbon
bee NORMANDIE, rage 9, Col. 7
..r, use * o> ai mother of deliberately trying to kill her, Bruce Bosley. 9. below, la under arrrst In Ft. Worth, Tex„ facing trial on an attempted murder charge. The hoy declared that he shot his mother in the hack with s pistol “just In fun. when he was playing cowboy." Mrs. Bosley. 30, says he did It because she refused to let him go fishing.
defense witnesses, were sworn Sheriff Irvin, his son, Driscol. and Deputy Sheriff J. L. Walraven were
sworn as witnesses. Runnels, Coleman and Callahan ern part of the state.
Two defendants, E. E. Wheeler counties caused collapse of the Tal- Colorado had 19 known dead. Wy- I and Sam Buron. hid not boon ^ dam ,e,linB th„ pUce omtn* 1. Tex«. 5. K.nsas 9 and Mia-
served. _ nrir. # . souri 2.
In asking dismissal of the charge without water, tore a^a\ 3.700 ieet Kansas viewed with alarm the
against Huston, 36, Assistant District j 0f the Santa Fe track near there, full wash of the overburdened Re-
Attomey Hood said the govern- destroyed crops In th** Denton. Cal- publican river as it rolled southward
ment's investigation had disclosed 1 iabab county vicinity, and added to frfom Nebraska.
af last week of highway j Hampered by the breakdown of ^ _ ..... grades and drainage structures communication facilities. relief
Mrs N T Dalton, J L. Little, A pj^^urst which amounted to workers could make only rough es-
Star Halie, Mrs star^ Haile. Jim J2 caused Piffhty feet of the timates of the complete flood dam-
Talpa dam to go out and the on- age. Duplications of death reports
rushing waters took with them three made tabulating difficult,
sections of the Santa Fe main line J. M Power of St. Louis. directing
track. Highway No. 23, adjacent to Red Cross work, said. “It will be at
the railwav line, was washed out at least n week before the full num-
The lake was ber of dead and injured is known.
1,000 families Homeless.
Move For Change In Constitution Grows
the ron stable was not guilty * suier iJ* ituanu 'are
Etter, Vernon Herman. Mrs Bill Herman. Mrs. Rebecca Cart Leonard Terry. Mrs Leonard Terry. M L. Lvnn. George Carpenter. Gm Foster Virgil Dudgeon. Buddy Johnson, Henry Fulcher. N O. Roper. John Purdy, E E. (Jack) Page, Roy Campbell, Felix. Jerry and Oeorge Silham
several points emptied of its supply of water stored for domestic use in Talpa. Ballinger received 3.3 inches of
Cook To Head Young Democrats to Amarillo State Parley
Young democratic clubs of Texas. ,4 . , . I holding their annual convention in
Power said an incomplete but o.- Amarillo this week-end. will be inficiai survey by Red Cross chapters vited ^ Ab)lcnr n*xt year. L. P
Barker received a life sentence.
When the judge r«-ad the Bremer ease indictment, which charged Davis with writing the ransom notes while the banker was a prisoner,'
Davis -aid quietly;
Davis’ capture by federal agents in Chicago, where he walked into a carefully laid trap and found himself surrounded by seven special agents, leaves only one important member of the Barker-Karpis ganR at large—Alviti “Bo" Karpis. co-proprtetor of the band and unoffi- while the capital awaited President cial "public enemy No. I.’’ Roosevelt’s next move on NRA. and
On motion of George F. Sullivan. sa*r indications that he would seek
Capital Awaits President’s, Next .Action In NRA Emergency
WASHINGTON, Jura 3.—</Pt-
PREPARE FOR STRATO TRIP
rain, accompanied by what old- showed at least 1,000 families home- Cook ann0unced Monday
tlinens said was the largest hailstones they had ever seen fall there
Balloon To Take Off Any Day After Wednesday
Cook is president of the Taylor Reports of heavy livestock casu- ^unty club, and is calling his or-
The ram was heaviVr"north'and allies were uniform throughout the ganirauon into session at 7:15 to-
... a.iiinupr Haichel got four v8jl«y- night, In the city hall, to lay plans
? » 5^ ? gga inr hr Benoit Receding waters of the mad Re- for capturing the 1936 session. The
lathM. Wtott »3» inch«.. B«nOlt. publie>11 rt,„ dlKl0Md ugly ‘„mmrrr, u givnw
h few miles east ten . landscape of ravines, slime and de- tive support, and all clubs will be
United States district attorney, sentencing of Davis was deferred, with • twit a definite date being set for it. It was Indicated that sentence
See DAVIS, Page 9, t il. 8
Agents Silent on Davis Part In Tacoma Case
to make the question of federal power over major economic and so-: cial questions a leading issue in i 1936, the fight over the Idea of changing the constitution sharpen- : ed today.
Senator Borah <R-Ida> was on record with a declaration that the 1 constitution now gives the government enough power to tope with
Water Sports. Speeches, Fireworks and Music On the Program
Formal opening of the American Legion recreation park on Highway
1 east of Abilene will be held to-
emergency. In effect, lie dared the night at 7 30 o'clock with a varied Roosevelt administration to «ck an program Including a band concert,
___amendment. Defending the eu- water sports, speeches bv prom n-
brls. Reconstruction effort* In- asked to swing in line. Cook will Department of Justice agents dis- preme court's NRA decision a* the,™1 Abilemans and a nispia. or
ther eastward Trie grea iest volume cjUded disease prevention, power1, lead a strong delegation to Amarll- tributlng circulars describing the only one it could have reached un- f‘r<*wor*tB
and the deluge became heavier fur-
i ,»p, ritih lass, h» A»MM-i>i«-a Piw»»»
TACOMA, Wash . June 3.—'A’»-
Walter Holland i below i, also known as “Irbli” O’Malley, mas identified by federal authoiitirs alter his arrest in Kansas City as a ringleader in the kidnaping of August Luer, 77, at Alton, III., in 1933, and the rubbers of a bank at Okrmah. Okla., in December. 1934. (Associated Press Photo I.
RAPID CITY, 8 D. June I.—(/Pi , —An unparalleled collection of a ton of scientific equipment for man s latest and most ambitious stratosphere expedition was assem- ! bled today at the flight camp in the sheltered Black Hills Valley.
The 3.700,000 cubic foot balloon, largest ever constructed, has been unloaded and preparations for the ascent were virtually complete
Capt Albert W Stevens, com- j mander and scientific observer, and Capt. Orvl! A Anderson, pilot, said they expected the flight would las) 12 hours or more with the balloon reaching a wcelling'' of 14 miles or wore
Officials of the National Geographic Society and army air corps. co-sDonsors of the flight, set Wednesday at the deadline for finishing final details After that, they said, the takeofi would be made on the first available day
See FLOODb, Page 9, t oL 7
of water poured over the section and communications restoration ana He* WEATHER. Page 9, tot. 8
Mrs. Roosevelt and Sons May Be at Dems Session
AMARILLO, June 3.—(/P)—A big part of the president’s family - Mrs.
Roosevelt and her sons, Elliot and James—may attend the annual con-i vention of the Texas Young Democrats here Friday and Saturday.
John L McCarty of Dalhart. president of the Texas cittì», said conformation had not been received that James Roosevelt, who lives in Boston, and Elliott, whose home is in Fort Worth, Texas, would at
Palmer Given Life In Prison
EDINBURG, June 3,—</P — Richard A. Palmer, ex-convict, today faced a 99-year prison sentence for the slaying of Percy A Calkins of Houston
He was convicted by a district court jury here Saturday. James McAlister, also an ex-convict, recently was given the death sentence for the slaying. Calkins was slain
lo 20,000 bank note*, which bought her the constitution, he said
Tai lor county club was organised frePdom for nine-year-old George j Those who feel that the states
m 1933 bv James P Stinson, rcmnty Weyerhaeuser declined to comment should be shorn of tlnir power in
democratic executive chairman j^ohay whether the Chicago arrest whole or in part owe it to the peo-
Judge M S. Lour was first prew- 0j gangster Volney Davis was pi»> to submit their propasáis to th* dent Other present of fleers are W ¡ with the Tacoma kidnaping people in the way of a definite
A Steohenson. Mrs E. L, Whitaker D*vig, an A1 Karpis gangster who amendment.”
and Allen P Eason, vice-presidents; fm chlcago to 8t Paui
and Millard Shaw, secretary Pres- today wh<>re hf p,eadrd ^ to the I
$200' Edward G Bremer kidnaping. has been mentioned frequently) in connection with the Weyerhaeuser snatch. He was identified ten- j tatively last week as having been
»nd. Officers «iter « confwenM «> tl“ hl*h*^ "“t h'T,?,SÏ„“ id Mrs Roosevelt also j he picked up two hitchhiking
yesterday might attend
Motor Traffic at 25 Border Cfties
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 3—«/T —Eighty six officers mobilized in Oklahoma City today and then departed for bordei cities to open 25 primary ports of entry tomorrow morning
Their task will be to check commercial carriers entering and ieav
CATO, FREED IN MURDER CASE, FACES TRIAL ON DOPE CHARGE
ent paid membership Is about fifty but that wlU be largely Increased this week In a drive, Cook said For thirty-five cents 'state and national due* > any one can join the young democrats.
Among speaker* scheduled for the Amarillo convention are Janice and 1 Elliott Roosevelt, sons of the nresi- i dent: Governor James V Allred: 1 Emc-< Thompson chairman of the railroad commission: William Me- j Craw, attorney general; Carl Nesbitt, adjutant general; Gerald Mann, secretary of state: George
Shepnard. comptroller; and Charley j Lockhart state treasurer John I< McCarty, publisher of Dalhart, is ' state president
Grand Jury Takes Up Preacher Case
tie« KIDNAPING, Page 9, Col. 8
Picnic grounds and the entertainment for the evening will be free but the regular prices will prevail for swimming In the artificial pool, one of the MneM in this area Bateman In Charge Jimmie Bateman, local legion-„ » „ . .. , nalre. will act as master of eere-
Senator Norris (R-Neb ), on the monjes f0r the p,ogram which opens
— i with a concert by the Abilene high
See NRA. Page 10, Col. 1 _
----gee PARK, Pag* 9. Col. 7
Goemboes Accepts r .
Challenge to Duel Mate Thinks — More of Her Than
BUDAPEST, Hungary. June I,— -_ I «UPi—Premier Julian Goemboes
State Departments accepted today h challenge to a duel ... 10 him by Tibot Eckhardt.
Observe Holiday ii«nd< r of the farm party.
_He appointed two seconds after
AUSTIN. June 3—'«Ty—Virtually conferring with Admiral Nicholas all the state departments
Polo Says Barbara
ORANGE icx . June 3 — <4*) — ----- —..— Grand jury investigation was wt
Government Attorneys Indicate Case Against Sneritt and f0r todav m th* am or the Rev.
Edg», Eskridge, charged with shoot -
closed today in commemoration of Jefferson Davis’ birthday. Oovernot Allred was reported out of the city
THREE DIE AS CARS COLLIDE
CHERBOURG. France. June 3 — <UP>—The former Barbara Huttor. five and ten cent store heiress, has, a husband now who thinks more of were Horthy, the regent, who apparent!? h#sr thajl h(, 0f pjoo. she said
approved the procedure, although loday (>n hf) arrwal with her
Goemboes. as premier, is sworn to enforce the law against dueling.
FEAR TYPHOID AT D’HANIS
Five Others to Be Called This Week
Two Others Slightly Hurt In Two Hundred Homeless, Five
Royce City Accident
LUBBOCK Jura 3 —•A*—Government attorneys Indicated that ; tng’ thé ;«»'« lÆwhlih«« to i »«III W. C.to o! Own county,
acquitted with three others on charge of slaying a narcotic agent,
see that Oklahoma receives its share of highway taxes
The port sfttctrs will halt every . . . .
inbound and outbound truck and Uk«ly wouid 8° to trlal UlU e k 011 commercial carrier at the Oklahoma a conspiracy to violate antl-nar-bordet i cotie laws count
Eugene Surface Much Improved Sister Reports
hours aft**; Go\ O
— granted ext
Miss Virginia Surface who has t<*r appeal* been *or a week at tha bedside of against ren
Jury Tonslderlnq L. F. Trimble Case
LLANO, Tex June 3 - ./p.-A district court jury today studied the vase of L E. Trimble, charged with slaying Menard Count. Commissioner w R Tomlinson The c»s>e went to the jur\ Salt r- j da* night Trimble secured of slaying Tomlinson in • row over a pasture lease pleaded self-defense The case was transferred here i from Menard.
Cato, Tom Morgan, deputised her brother, Rev. Eugene H Sur-farmer; Dr L W, Kitchen, Poet fact at Lamesa. returned to her veterinarian, and Dr. V. A. Han- home 8unday nJfht with en,
man. Pat physician, were freed by K,„»K»rii
a federal court jury Saturday of couragmg report of her brothers
charges of slaying Agent Spencer condition.
Stafford at Post Feb 7. Although still very weak and un*
Indicted w ith Cato in the con- . able ^ company, he is much 1 */P.
spiracy case were Dr Hartman. L»r. , ,
Kitchen, I-ena Roberts Dr Hart- »«proved and appa.ently out of man s nurse and Ed I’raxier danger Mis* Surface said She is ")k}^r
Dr Kitchen and Di Hariiaan to return to La mesa Tuesday to join yestrrda
pleaded guilty ui * recent tr^1 141 j her parents, EH and Mrs E B Surcharges of violating anti-narcotic .
U.. Pronounwincnt ol »nwoc« 'ho mU w“t'
ing police Ciller Ed J. O'Reilly to deal») last Wednesday
The minister, who was O’Reilly’s --
pastor at the First Baptist church ROY8E CITY, Rockwall County here remained in Jail at De Ridder June t/Pi—Tliree men were killed La,, where he was captured a few in an automobile collision on tire e hooting, highway near hare Bite last night.
Allen of Louisiana The dead were. Roy Farrar 35»
htion, but the minis-' electrician: Bill Lindsay. 30, gar-to Louisiana courts ageman; Joe Adams, 24, garageman. al. All three lived at Roys* City
1 ♦ * ~~—— The three men killed and a
Rllnri Texas Vet fourth, Waylon Houser, 23, who es*
Blinil I LAW ™d with minor cute and bruises,
Found Hanging at I were riding in a amau edan when
Dead After Cloudburst
D’HANIS June 3
*(■; kcie sotig (it m«i«' aid t«wiay for
■ ’tonight, TutKllv p«rt
th).-. fkxxi and wind-tom village as da tors ex pres ed fear of an outbreak of typhoid or other diseases among the stricken families With five persons killed and more than 200 of the town’s population of approximately 500 made homeless by a IQ-lnch cloudburst and a twisting wind last Friday, the Red
bridegroom. Count Court von Haug-wltz-Revemlow of Denmark.
The count and countess arrived on the Bremen, on their way to Paris.
AtHlanc sua vteUrttjr fa-tly cloudy t* tioudy » .night : TauSay, partly c-loudy
w-«t rtxa» w,.. nr moth Martdtan — Partly <1 »d> t-.oiihi Tuaaiay. |*iMraily
Kaa; Tc*»* fca*t of looih iw4i«f —
»howcr» on coaat
Rainfall for : i houn aadtns Yaw Monday, i6 inch
Total aux« fip»t of yaar. w t i m Monday, 13 13 tacha»
Tota) for MW- period ..car. I *t
Norma' amount *mt-c ftrat of in« y»mr, iu 3S Sacha*
„ it rolllden nr«u*«. with a meat Cross and other relief workers
Leavenworth Home ^i^^k F^rHrdriving, rushed emergency aid to the vu. - - *nie driver of the truck, whose
LEAVENWORTH. Ka*., June 3— name hH< not learned was cut and
The bough 4:
used for with s Te war H*
Of Charles 8 Yar- i bruU<.d b„t nit seriously Injured Whitney, Tex , was R ,b vehicles were badly dam-
from a tree m the "
picnic grounds here accident occurred on ^
n,A Sl.«l h.o b.t.-.n r»l, *nd r„..
p, Varboufli ,|„ mil« mtfhoai of
f Rirnent in the uorld ^ail 4. is, mUe&
blind, am! had been i
Eugens Surface for probably a *wek,oe*ponaent ¿eoenüy, associates said, oortheíw’ Dadas
Tru«A: from tlie Eighth Corps> Area headquarters at Fort Sam Hour ton to«>k ifxxi and medical supplies, and arrangements were made to li’ il water into the town from Hondo
The bodies of four Mexican ehU-**« D MAJSIR, Page 9, Cel •
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