Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 5, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 5, 1935—_TWELVE PAGES
(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 195
Agents Know Names Of Kidnapers
Federal Taxing Power May Be Used ^Uphold NR A
Memorial Day For Confederates
This sroup look part in memorial exercises held at the Confederate monument in Arlinfton national cemetery at Washington for United Confederate Veterans of the war between the states. (Associated Press Photo.)
TOLEDO IS PARA LYZED BY ELECTRIC STRIKE
TOLEDO. Ohio. June 5.-~(A*)—A followed a break-down of efforts to Street car service, the operation condition of virtual industrial par- ! settle a wage controversy between of draw bridges, and numerous oth-alysls fell up<m this city of more i the company and the union er common-piaces of modern life
than 300,000 population today as Numerous nearby towns which re- ! also were threatened, union electrical workers went on ; celve power from the Toledo Edi-; First large industrial plant to strike, causing a serious shortage of! son company also were affected as ’ close as a result of the power short-
Long Range Plan Still Is ""o
Not Decided But Legislation To Be Asked at This Session
Hopes For A n Early A djournm.ent Fade
WASHINGTON, June 5.— (AP)—Democratic leaders in congress said today President Roosevelt was planning to sub-mit additional legislation, before the end of the present session to replace NRA’s invalidated code structure. *
Aside from the immediate plans : to retain a skeleton NRA set-up with extremely restricted functions, the form of future legislation has yet to be determined, however. The president is personally studying the possibilities Chairman Doughton s)X)ke of the possibility of u.sing the federal taxing power to devise a permanent substitute for the fallen blue eagle; but senate administration sources discounted the likelihood of that.
Senator Clark <D-Mo), author of the senate bill extending NRA until ! next April, said he was “perfectly : willing to I'ctain a .skeleton NRA organization” and a voluntary code system would be "a joke.
One after another, huge factories shut down—unable to operate without electricity—and city officials predicted before the day was done more than 30,000 industrial workers would be idle.
The strike was called today by the electrical workers union at the
its output declined.
Olive Myers, business agent tor • the union, .said it would coopei-ate if the company Is willing to make provision for an uninterrupted supply of pow'cr for hospital.s. newspapers and the city water works.
In other respects, however, the power famine spread rapidly
Toledo Edison company which sup-1 through the city s life and even in-
plies 95 per cent of Toledo’s indus-trie.s with power. Officials of the company said 450 of their 536 employes joined the walkout, which
to its thousands of homes many of which depend upon electricity for illumination, refrigeration and other services.
age was the Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., which offlcial.s said has 1.200 employes. Earlier, the .shortage forced suspension of operations In several departments of the Electric Auto-Ute Co.. employing, company officials said, 3,500 workers.
Among large plants threatened with closing are the Libbey-Owens Ford Glass company, the Owens-Illinois Glass company, the Willys-Overland company, the National
He* STRIKE. Page 3, Col. 1
Woman Testifies Late Husband Paid Irvin For Protection
LUBBOCK. June 5.—lA*»—Two agreements with Sheriff Len Irvin for the .sale of liquor in Lamb county were told by Mrs BUI Herman In United States district court here
Damaging Hail, Rain ■ And WindOverArea
None Dead Or Injured But Property Loss Mounts Into the Thousands
•Td be giad to establish a system, th^ morning. The sheriff and 26 ....... ..... others are on trial for liquor conspiracy.
Mrs. Herman said that in 1926 her late husband took over the liquor
"Purging” being a popular new pastime. Representative Maury Maverick, below, fiery Texan, has a new plan to reform the House, He!d have two special days — Quaker Day, when no one could talk except by divine inspiration, and Murder Day, when everyone who talked on Quaker Day would be killed. .Cfter that a few more selected murders would put the House in shape to work, Maverick avers.
President's Fourteen - Point Must List May Keeff Congress Till September
of barring child labor and estab-Ikshlng maxunum hours and minimum wage.s. if it could be done,” he said. “But I wouldn’t want it as a cover for all the monopolistic practices which has been the effect of NRA so far."
Of the "stop-gap” plan. Senator
Damaging hail and high winds accompanied precipitation at nu- j merous We.st Texas points Tuesday afternoon and night.
Neither deaths nor injuries were reported, but property loss, especially at McCamey whera haiJ and a strong twisting wind joined a three-inch downpour, will run into thou.sands of dollars.
The city of McCamey wa,s with-
Sharply Conflicting Opinions On Whether It Will Pass
Sixth, Minor Member Of Karpis Gang, Skips To Midwest: Ex-Bootlegger Brains of Mob
(Uopvrlght IM.5 United Prew*)
TACOMA, Wash., June 5.--' 'ITie names of the six men who kidnaped George Weyerhaeuser, 9, and collected $200,000 for his safe return to his millionaire parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Weyerhaeuser, are known to the department of justice, it was learned today.
Search is concentrated in Seattle and Portland for five of them—local men—and is spread through the Mid-West , for the sixth, a minor figure in ' the old Barker-Karpis gang.
Trgcc Ransom Bill.
ITie “low voiced nqrvous” man who pa.sKcd one of the $20 ran.som bill.“? at Huntington, Ore.. In exchange for a railway ticket to Salt Lake City. l.<i the old Karpis gangster. police and department of Justice agenu. -aid. He is sought also for a part in tlw kidnaping of Edward G. Bremer of St Paul, and his presence with tlie Tacoma gang pre.sumablj' gave It t hr “Karpis flavor’ that directed first .su!>plclon to that killer and kidnaper
Campbell To Go For Speed Mark In July
LONDON, June 5.—(APl-Sir M a I e o I Qi Campbell. British sporLsmaii, will attempt to better his own world’s automobile fpeed record at Salt Ijike City in July, he announced.
Uampbell said he would leave for Utah In July for a new record attempt that month. He lifted the record to 376.816 miles per hour at Daytona Beach March 7.
“It’s imposMble to rely in the future on the tieach If you wish to do anything in the region of 300 miles an hour," the sportsman said. “\ ou must have 100 per cent perfect conditions for high speed. We now are carrying out further tests In our attempt In July.**
traffic in that county, paying Shcr- I f“‘ >¡5^« ' '.i;!:’ ""‘ü'
Riots Seen By Johnson
SWAMPSCOTT, Masfc., June 5.— (A’)—General Hugh 8 Johnson, former administrator of the national recovery administration, today predicted that with the termination of the NRA the country would see “an orgy of wage-slashing, the return of the sweat shops and child labor, and a summer of stress, turmoil and noting.”
General Johnson referred to reports which he said %ad reached him, already of child labor, wage reductiom and lengthened working hours, a* he a(ldressed the convention of Qii New England Baker.s* association.
^ The supreme court det ision, he
The'Kaiis gwigsterT’the only ^ “leayes us confronilng the
one who has fled from the Pacific
... i. t ■ telephones, streets were flooded to
iff Irvin $200 a month, that in 1927
many of the store*
her husband erected a whiskey still
WASHINGTON. June 5. ifPi—A j 14-point "must” legislative list was dumped today by President Roosevelt Into the laps of his congression- • al leaders.
Immediately they said that any Idea of an early adjournment had vanished and some predicted that congress would be in session until September.
Chairman oO’Connor (D-NY) of the house rules committee, who had forecasting that congress would fin-! ish by mid-August, said the session would continue until September. Senator Harrison <D-Miss», who had been talking about July, moved I his prediction along to Augu.st The Situation j This was the situation, as leaders 1 believed It stacked up today:
Temporary NRA—Will be taken up this week by house ways and means committee; the idea being to ; send it to the senate by Friday ; night.
; Social security—Has been pa.vsed ! by the house, described as conslltu-! tional by Secretary Perkins despite
See NRA. Page 11. Col. « |
RUBY BRITAIN TERM UPHELD
Seymour Woman Given Years For Slaying
See congress. Page 3, Uol. 1
AUSTIN, June 5.—(>P>—The court of criminal appeals today affirmed a 12-year sentence assessed Ruby * Britain for the murder of Horace Nichols, Seymour banker, in Baylor county last Augu ' 15.
Miss Britain, 39, a divorcee, testified she shot Nichols, assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Seymour, on a road when she encountered him with another women. She plead self-defen.se
She testified Nichols had profes- , sed love for her and they had had intimate relations, after which, the court noted, she learned of his clandestine meetings with other girls Nichols was married.
The court, on the state motion,
See COURT, Page II. i ol. 8
and Increased the pay-off to $600, j After Bill Herman’s death, she and her son. Vernon, returned to Lamb county In 1933, she said, and again “got cwi the line ” with the tall, picturesque sheriff.
Mrs. Herman .said she. her husband, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin had made pleasure trips to El Paso, Texas. and to Kansas and Oklahoma points.
Three pictures of Bill Herman and Sheriff Irvin were introduced by the government
She pictured Sheriff Irvin, on the first Monday of February, this year, as the drinking companion of Herman at he*' home.
Leonard Terry’ of Big Spring yesterday told of operating a Lamb county whiskey route in 1933.
Terry pleaded guilty.
E. E. Wheeler, a fugitive defendant In this case, was Terry’s employer, the expre.ssl<mless witness said. Wheeler had told him their wholesale liquor dealings were pro
reported stocks damaged by water. At Glrvin, twelve miles west, there was neither rain nor wind. The storm struck about 7 o'clock, following one of the hcAtest afternoons of the ,sea.so.v About oiie-lhird of the Dawson
Wheeler-Rayburn bill to abolish public utility holding companies led today to »'’ashiiig predictions as to its chances of being passsed Senator Tydlngs <D-Md> said there was a “growing sentiment” against it in the senate and expressed doubt tliat it could succeed In its present form. Senator Wheeler (D-Mont>.
county crop was destroyed by haU ! co-author of the measure, insisted it ; and heavy rain late Tuesday, a* hail would retain enough strength to
stones as large as baseballs fell.
Crops were up to a good stand. ^ * defended on
f.ur-lnfl. Downpour ,
A cloudburst four mile. «>ulh of j ‘he m««ure w.. Mudied with *re.t
Roscoe early in the afternoon left
hundreds of acres of land under water and ruined grain and cotton crops. Pour Inches of rain fell in 30 n»lnutes, accompanied by hall that came with a roar heard for miles
Growing crops were damaged, poultry killed, window glass knocked out and manv car tops damaged by hall at Littlefield, in northwestern Lynn county and other South Plains points, Tuesday afternoon.
care by several members Senators Tydlngs, McKellar (D-Tenni and Clark <D-Mo) conferred with Wheeler yesterday at the end of the fourth day of debate urging that the bill be revised Tydlngs said afterward he had asked Wheeler to split the bill, per
bate of tlie century—whether the country wants to go back to the Hom'crl.sm of 1932 and 1932 w whether it wants the principles of the NRA ”
The former NRA chief told the bakers’ convention he had been told investigators had found 53 children between the ages of nine and fifteen working tor two and one-half cent* an hour in Lynn, Mass.. and that there were 6(X) complaints of wage-slashing in New York City alone.
InHian came from the
lnul3n hours had been extend
ed from 40 to 54 and 55 hours a week and two mills had demanded
-excess wages received under NRA
BUFFALO GAP. June 5. Abilene returned
Girl Rcserve.s, holding their annual ^ave » chance.”
camp at a Buffalo Gap site, spent johmson said, “to see if
Wednesday afternoon preparing for country wants NRA beck again,
the Indmn water pageant, which will doesn’t NRA ought to go for
northwest federal agents believe Tlie “pot-belUed” man described in police broadcasts Ls known a* a
See KID,\AI’IN<;, I’afe II. Uol. 7
PREPARE FOR G. R. PAGEANT
Public Is Invited To Indiar Water Festival Thursday
f. r be presented Thursday evening. The - i-w like this in
mltting the regulatory features to j ^ Hcheciulcd at 7’45 ^ cutoice a law this m
-------------... — u..* J. ceieorauon is .scnet#ina ai < so ^ democracy unle’^-the VB.-.t majorl-
FEDERAL OIL CONTROL ISSUE AGAIN JUMPS TO FOREFRONT
receive 50 cents the gallon for liquor sold; and that the sheriff »
See LIQUOR CAKE. Page 11, Col. 7
Lubbock Pastor to Speak Tonight at First Baptist
VtiS OPPOSE BONUS DELAY
Legion and V.F.W. Groups Pushing For Action
WASHINGTON. June 5. — ;/P» ~ Reprf * ntaUvfc.^ of the American legion and the veteram, of foreign war" decided t'iday tc* buck "to the la-f ditch ' a move to delay the canipMiga Jor cash pt tnent of ttie bonu; until the next j; slon of congee
John 77otui Taylor legislative co«in.->el for the .s<*id that or-
(terut • I .n!;ppii. Htion renificate-i should li* > I in full at (hi- m'. .ion
First Baptist church, Lubbock, will f-peak at the midweek prayer .service of the First Baptist church here tonight at 7:30 o’clock. Using the subject “Tither’s Test.” he will tell
Tacitly Approves Code System of Allocating \r
Oil Quotas to the Various States congregation three month* ago
Dr. Campbell .spoke at the First ductlon to the state*. Baptist church. Corsicana, last night
Although thf wlmlhUtr.tlon's po- ■“ Broadway church, fort «ition was thu.'^ clarified, the.se question; remained to be answered:
1. Will thr Piesident send a mes-,
•-age to congress asking that the
company was reported in Bio’wn-field, Littlefield. Sudan and Amherst following the rain and hall storm on the South Plains Ten fast of Midland, large
hail stone.s fell during a heavy rain, tearing through auto tops, denting fenders ar/i hoods At 6 p m the rain had Hmounted to 325 inche.s and wa.*^ sllll falling.
-The Garden City section reported
Dr R. C. Campbell, pa.stor of the ranches rpcelvlng as much as five
I»ss as a separate mea.mre but deferring to another congress the pro-vt.sions for abolishing or reorganizing holding companies by 1942 He a.s.serted that in the meantime a resolution could be pas.sed for a study of the abolition section so the 1936 ,‘ession could be advised uiion it
Wheeler did not share Tydlngs view that the bill would not pass, although he conce<led it had lo.‘tt .some sirengUi under the attack by f(enators Ha.stings 'R-Del' and Dleterlch ‘D-Ill». both of whom
See I TILITV BILL, Page 11. Coi. 8
ty believe in po.sitively. ■’
o'clock, and friends and parents of the oampers are invited to attend, announced Mrs, F E Traweek, chairman of the camp program.
Wedne.sday morning' actlvltle:-liK-Iuded bugle call and setting-up exer'ihCN, in which all of the 52 girls attending participated, break-fa*» hike through nearby hills, pliy-sical examination conducted by Dr O W Little of TM.scola. swlimnlng under dlraction of Mi.vs Natalie McClure, and Imndtrtift and stjap carving under snpervLion of Mi»s Suetla Waterloo Lat >, Hwrciui'BaniiioiU) fine wrts department.
it and wants it very
Two Slayers Arc Hanged In Iowa
fort MADISON June 5—i »'• — Elmer Brewer. 40. and Pat Orifiin, 35. were hanged thts tnorniiig at the lOwa ijenitenllary for the murder of Deputy Sheriff W F Dll worth of
WASHINGTON. June 5. -t.T- -
v dslation to protect the oil industry- from deleterlou; eifects of overproduction skyrocketed today to the top of Pre.Mdent Roosevelt'« ’’mu.st’’ program for congreg;..
Just a* petroleum leader-s de-
inches Hin«e late afternoon with hail o’oing ome damage to orchard
Kee WFAIHLR. Page II. Uol. i
Attempt to Kill Quezon Seen As Dynamite Found
PIONEER DIES AT STAMFORD
LAVAL TRIES FOR CABINET
J. P. Donaldson, Retired Far- Gravest Political Crisis In mer. Heart Attack Victim France Since the War
Worth, Monday night.
spe.ired of an immeditte aolution controversial Thomas oil bill, in-
of the confusion aiising from mval- eluding the features he approved,
idation of their code, the chief exe- be passed quickly in Its present
cutlve endorsed Interstate compact'^ form?
to keep production within bounds 2, Will Senator Robiiisou of Ark-but said they were only partially .-.at- ansas. democratic leader, change his,
He declared many senators and representatives believed the government, through a special petroleum board, should backstop this procedure by determining oil quota-s from each state to go into Interstate com-
attitude and not delay further in permití ing the legislation to be called up quickly for action?
3. Will th« proposed new boar a i lake over only the PAB’s former duties or will it have more dictatorial; power?
4 If the administration a.- umes
EslHbllshmeut ot .mch an agency that rompacu might lail, will thei would fill tlip gap left by the down- indudrv .aibmit to direct t oiuiol by »/iiiizetiou • believe: the adjusted fall of the )>eiroleum administrative Secretary h ke.s as oil adnilnl n alor? '
txjard under tiie . uprcme court“. 5 Can Pre.^ulent fioo*e\cii o\er-NRA dcciSKin Bv listing the ”AB come stubbini opixj illon of c< rtain amu.» four new dealencie.-. which powerful Afuistor . and repn nbi-of corrrc ' -.vould require new fegi.sl»iion 'i lives wiio brlieve in .state ights
G K Bro'-'- . irtive advusoi they were to fontinue, be gave tacit and want no federal control. r<iula-
j aiBjrcval to the code .--ystein of al- '
•m BONLi, Page 2, C«L 4 Tocating crvwle od and gasoline pro-1 bae OIL IbbUE Page U, Uol. •
TO have your burine»* or profta-sion listed in The Fleporter-New-classified business dlreciwry book that will be published soon
The first pages of the directory book will contain valuable in-torniatlon concerning the city and county in general, also there will be a numerical or ft "isible phone directory Incly«*'
The coat tor your luvii# . d,' '
directory Is $3 50 for one . Phone 7271 to insure in.sertion *■>( your name and business.
These directory books will be given general free distribution
ml to the RejMji ter STAMFORD June 6 ~ J P Don alson. prominent retired farmer and former drug store operator was found dead at his home here at II a m. totiay Attending phy-sina.'s'. said death apparently resulted from a heart atta« i'.
The body, Ivaig across a bed was discovered bv Donalson's wife and their daughter Mi*» Georgia Don-alson, when the two came home from thetr pla«es of empUninenl Mrs Donal.son at Straus Dry Goods and Miv Donalsoii the West Texas Utiip.ir . «iim»ny Tiw* do« -tors said u* .III occurred protjabi' an hour e&ìU' i Altho. gì. »n* health had ber.i Impaired for ,sc eral year* Mr Dun-alr-oii • tcjii.iilion had not bci ii con-■videred «' eüou-, and no < Imnge wav apprf. when hi., wiie and Governor Genera! daughier left me home ths.
He i* scheduled to mi;
12 and could na- h« v u i eu b-, two
tn go alino.sf im- d^tuglucr M s Ce< ile an«
;uio to e:a;apc Man- Prance- i^’n -l un, a
caf Baguio is the , .
0Í the islandi. i hem PIONEfcB, Page 11, tol. •
MANILA P I June 5. -
Overt oppo'ttion to Manual Quezon, president of the Philippine senate, flared into ' open again today
when 11 ix.e, of dynamite were found buii'tl x ar hu summer hcmie at Baguio 111 'be mountains of Luzon.
The dynm; enough to have blown Quearm nome to bits, had been stolen U- ■ ■^ Manila city con-■structlon carnp It was imnv as.sa«slnalioi itj political flr.st preside!!’ as he arrlvfo the United arrangement f Philippi'
„¿uezon IS to Manila «
Coolidge w Prank Mui;-arti'.e here tmally be r mediately lia s scorch!
! summer cap
rtiely supposed that the islands' major-y „ii. 1 and probable t V 1-, plinned aa .soon urne from a trip to .ites to make final for •- Aah' ent of
. 'he liner President
«.f hci Mlv Henrv
PAKI.S, June 5—lAI’i G’lerre Laval. foreign niiiiisler of t-raiu-e, told Prentdriit lo'brun today (hat he peooiially was uiiahir to organixe a cabinet to succeed that overthrown yesterday.
Lormer Premier Lduoard Iterrlot then was asked l»y th« president to see what he could do.
«« «PIright B» I'resst
PAHIS, June 5 —Pieri». Laval, .eh ¡.ill foreign inlillsU'r, and tlre-1« : toller In the caia<- u: L’rein h
c uritv, agreed today to «Itempt to folto a cabinet to xu-> » »-d that oi Fciitand Boulsson
i.aval only Imsl ingni n*ji^ted the u,,«-.Htion of Pre.sKlent Albert lo*-hr ,t that he accept Uh- piemier-!i.ii on the ground,'. service.-,
w. more neeried m tlie foreign olii« c
H- itnaily actcíicd atu r Uic pitu-K.f 'i! tried in vam to pcr.uade .lule-•fci« 1 in’iic\. pi rsidcji! fd tlie senate 1«) . .me the i'rh(.*oii'.ibiiity
I »old Icbl'tlil !)f W'OUid a*
AUSTIN, June .5—.T' -Governor Allred planned to attend the Tri-State convention ol the brotherhood of railway trainmen at San an-tonio tht-s afternoon. Friday he mill attend a pioneers celebration at Pampa and Fridas night a convention of young dcmotrais in Amarillo _
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