Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 6, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 196
NR A Plan Is Ready For Congress
Japanese Begin North China Invasion
“Bunch of Keys” Turn 20
Said to be the only quadruplets ever to reach the hearty age of 20 are the Keys sisters. Baylor university co-eds who reside in Hollis. Okla., where they celebrated their twentieth birthday. At top, left to right, are Mary and Leota, fraternal twins; bottom, Roberta and Mona, identical twins. (Associated Press Photo.)
ENTI A HE APPREIENSIIIE
Woodmen of World A nd Circle Here In Anniversary Meet
Kidnapers of Cuban
Are Paid $286,000
In A merican Money
_Delegations from a number of ner of Colorado, naiicmal represen-
1 in I West Texas towns and state officers tatlve and district manager of the.
StStGrnGflt By JspSnGSG ^vere here early this afternoon for Circle, and Mrs. Treble Goldstick-;
^ . er of Stamford, a state attendant
Military LGadGr Says observance of the 45th an- and special deputy of the Circle.
■f ^ niversary celebration of the Wood- „ ...
That U S Rlisinps«!- of the World .nd thi Circle Circle repre.sent«t,ves are here
Out-of-town registrations at the Colorado, Big Spring, Hous-
rriGn NGGCI Not Fear circle headquarters in Hotel Woo- ton. Port Worth, Sweetwater, Mer-
_ten totaled 115 at noon and many kel, Wichita Falls, Brownwood, Cole- i
u't'cwtt'otxt rtu- t a were expected during the man. San Angelo and Bonham. '
I 1 oifi, unina, June b. afternoon. Seventy-five W. O. W. Dr. J. C. Kocrth of San Antonio, (UP)—Armed Japanese troops delegates, including a large number superintendent of the Woodmen with field pieces and machine Abllenlans, were on hand at the sanitorium, and two other officials
guns, led by mounted officers, marched through the Chinese quarters of the city today.
The situation was tense and foreign re.sidents and business interests gje pre.sident; fvlrs. Jannle B. Gar-were apprehen.sive.
The troop movement coincided : with the gathering here of the Japanese commanders of north China for a momentous conference to decide the fate of the area below the great wall.
It was generally expected the Japanese would occupy all the area and drive out Chinese troops to demilitarize it.
Grace hotel by 12 o'clock. from that Institution, E. D. Henry
Among the early Circle arrivals and Pete Murray arrived yesterday. were Mrs. Etta Davidson of Hous- in time to attend a pre-celebration ton, state Circle manager; Mrs. 8.; affair In which the local chamber T Donoho of Omaha, Neb., na- of commerce honored the Circle tlonal juvenile director; Mrs. Lei- state officers with an informal dln-tha Miller of Fort Worth, state Cir- ---
See WOODMEN. Page 11. Col. 7
OCTÖR FACES NEW GRARGES
STATE'S CRII S
FREHCH TA NGLE ACUTE; CABINET YET UNFORMED
Workers Go Back to Jobs UndGr Temporary Agreement
TOLEDO. Ohio, June fi.—dJP)—
Toledo’s electric strike, threatening to disrupt a trl-state Indu.strial dl.s-tnct of w hlch thLs city is center, ended today, just 24 hours after It, began.
Workers returned to power plant and office.» of the Toledo Edison cwnpany under terms of a tempor-' ar> settlement approved by the Toledo local of the International Brotherhood of Electric Worker^
, farly today. Office workers pre-P ion ily had agreed to tie their fortune» with tho.se of the operating employes.
A committee of five union men will go to New York Monday with Charle» Proctor, company vice-pre.n-Ident, to confer with company ofli-clal.s there. The operating employes demand a 20 per cent pay lncrea.se and the office workers w ant re.sto-ration of two 10 per cent pay cuts.
It was reported that internatmial officials of the Brotherhood ordered Oliver Myers. bu;,ino... agent of the local, to terminate the strike and submit the issue to negotiation
EIGHTY-NINE GRADUATED AT 43RD H-SU COMMENCEMENT
English Clergyman and Texas Educator Receive Honorary Degrees In Thursday Ceremonies
PARIS, June 6.—(UPI—The political deadlock over efforts to create a government with extraordinary powers to end the financial crisis and the the franc became more acute today when Francois Pietrl abandoned his efforts to form a cabinet.
Pietri, a fincial expert and former navy mini.,ter. had modified the demands of his predcce.'sois for full power to deal with the situation by decree, but found even then he could not get the .support in the chamber of deputies which he needed.
He informed President Lebrun that the attitude of the radical soclalisUs and toward; the
ncce»i-ary “extended power* —a: distinguished from full powers— made it Impofisible for him to get a majority in the chamber Fernand Boui.s;<in, who wa. defeated in the chamber Tuc.-day, was a..ked ;dn to try to form a cabinet, but refused Edouard Herriot witi then called back to the p k r Pietri had ur«ed I.ebiun to refall Pierre Laval as "best capable of attempting to find a new majority.’'
Cannon’s Son 111 In Tyler Hospital
TYLER, June 6 op,—David P. Cannon, sou of Bwhop James Cannon was m a hospital here today suffermg from a severe attack of malaria. Hi.» condition was considered .serious.
Cannon came to Te;<a.s la.st October and ‘tiirted practicing law.
SHANGHAI. June 6—(UP) -Japan’s intention of crossing the great wall into north China and adding I>eiping and Tientsin to the demilitarized zone was indicated today in a statement to the &!ut,ea Press by Col Takashl Sakai, chief of staff of the Japanese forces in north China.
“American and otin* foreign business men m north China need not fear their interests will suffer if Tientsin and Peiping are added to the demilitarized area soon,” Sakai .said. “Business will continue as, usual."
“The fact IS that busine.s.s may improve as a rc.sult of ridding the Peiping and Tientsin area of Chl-ne.se soldier» "
Despite Sakai's assurances, foreign business men were extremely
Enid. Oklahoma. Philan- Total Is Estimated At trophist Now Accused $230.000,000 Yearly:
In Six Deaths
ENID. Okla . June S.—.4*»—Two lu • ' . fder (harges were filed here today against Dr Guy E Brewer, bringing to six the number of abortion death accusation.» confronting the country practitioner who spent virtually every cent he made sending needy boys through school The new charges, signed by Lieut Robert Hu.ston, special investigator for Governor Marland, atxused the Garber physician in the deaths of Mrs. Wanda Lee Gray, 20. of near Enid and Mrs. Ellzabeih Shaw, 24. of Roxanna, in Logan county.
They were filed by County Attorney Roy Holblrd.
The four other chartes against Doctor Brewer accuse him in tlie
apprehensive Arnhold and Co., deaths of Hermolne Fowier, 2(4-
Degrees wfie conferred upon 46 June graduates, an August graduating class of 43 members w'as recognized and honorar>' degrees were awarded two distinguished visitors at the 43rd annual commencement ▲ .ugram of Hardin-Simmons unl-^#4ty Thur.sday morning.
Dr T Wilkinson Riddle Baptist mini, îcr from f^lymouth, England, who delivered the university bac. i %lsureM e frmon last Suuda.s. wa.s th" kei U 'iig the subject.
Element* of - -ratne. ,'. in a Changing World, ' he named as three e;*-acnual elemeau work, taà. gg.
As honorary degree of doc'tor of divinity was conferred upon Dr Riddle, and a degree of diictor of laws upon Edmond V White dean of Texas State* College for Women, Denton. Dean White is a former Merkel teacher and Taylor county supeilntendenl
Diplomat were pre.rfiited by Di J D Bandefer. uresident to Nora k.'i'h i^vy, master of arts degree. R L Meyer. Ji oachelor of music and the following bachelor of arts
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Tientsin branch of one of the largest import and general merchandise dealers in north China, announced they were closing their business and moving out. The announcement specified no reason...
Japanese military totiunander» of the north China arcr, were gatlier-ing in Tlent.sln today to decide north China’s fate in the most important war council .»ince the conclusion of the Manchurian incident. 8e».sioiv will be held tomorrow and Saturday.
FLOOD THREAT MAY BE OVER
Only Further Rams Will Cause More Damage
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 6 (UP) Flood water* of the Mls.souri and K«w river» pa.-»ed the flood :,tage here today but unle.s.s heavy rainf that have been foreca.st fall within a few hour», further .serious damage to the lower Mls.souri basin will not occur.
That was the prediction of Col. R. C. Moore, U. 8. army engineer chief, and A. M. Hamrick, government meteorologist, at noon when the crest of the two torrents ap-proactied this metropolitan center the first to be seriously threatened by series of deva.itatiug floods.
Expect MacDonald To Resign Friday
LONDON, June 6_,UP>- Tlie king today cancelled hia attendance at tomorrow’s Epsom Oaks, and hta | action was interpreted as preparatory to receiving the resignation of Prime Minitter J Ramsay MacDonald and commiKiiontng Stanley Bakiwln to form a cabinet
Negro wÏÏTDie In Chair Tonight
AUSTIN. June « 4* Ck- »nor
Allred .said today he would n< ' interfere with the e*e< uiloti ' '»rtly after midnight of Albert Car; Harris county negro. gl,f-n tlir -ath penalty for crimlnai assaui' a white woman A 30-da> leve grented to enable the board »aidons to investigate the case eA,ured ‘ at midnight.
year old Oklahoma A. & M collegp co-ed; Mrs. Doris Jones of Enid, 20-year old mother of two childrer, and Mrs Ruby Ford and Myrtlf Ro.«'©, 21. both of Ponca City.
Doctor Brewer ha.s not yet bee# arraigned on any of the chargei.
See BRF.W hR. Page 3. t ol. 6
AUS’TTN. June 6—An investigation of the state’s c.stlmated HK)0.000.000 annual crime bill wa* advanced Wednesday as a likely task of the senate general investigating committee.
Senator W B Collie of Eastland, chairman of a ,ub-group on fee officers and law enforcement, saiq “the crime bill In Texas is our heaviest." His estimate of $200.-000.000 a year Included costf; of courts, police, other protective a.gpncie.‘ and los-e,» from theft* and damage.
“Crime I* far from beti>g '.uppress-ed," he .said, “and It will take cooperation to effect needed reforms,’’ he wa.s a member of a preceding crime Investlgatlni committee which
See ('RÍ51E, Page 11. Cok II
Kin ol Southern Statesman Dies
Trial ol Clark
ATLANTA. Ga.. June 6 ¡UP» Funeral service,- were held today for Mrs Andrews Plcken» Calhoun, Is NCSrlllQ Jlir^ great-granddaughter of John C
_Calhoun, the .southern state.sman
Mrs. Giilhoun. daughter of a noted Texa-s ranger Gideon Lee, wa.* born in New York Her mother wa the grandd^ughler of the founder of ClemfXYii college.
Formerly of St Ixruix Mo , and
GEORGE WEST. June 6 <4‘ -
The trial of Charlc.s Clark, charged with slaying Vlrgle Dobb.». neared the jury today as attorney prepared to make their argument-Virgil Dobbs and his brother, „ .
Homer Dobbs, produce truckens Antonio, Tex^s, she rame to At-
were slam on a highway near her« I*' b'’*’®
la.st Oct 2 Clark wa charged wltl previously
both slaying i wa.% at one time gov-
Two prevlou.- trials ended in mif - ♦’«‘hor of Ncv^ York and a United trials when attorneys berame ill SUtc-s .sena or
WANTED: MORE APPROPRIATE NAMÉ-SLOGAN FOR ABÌlENÉ
For a good many years Abilen lans have called their cRy “Capitu of West Texas”
But strictly speaking, being n state but only a part ut one. 'West Texas has no capital city.
For which reaaon the Abllei;' Chamber of Commerce wants to b< • »-tow on the city a more appropria'* permanent name-slogan, and will pay $2 50 fcr the suggestion adopted Wantad us something that whev3vcr and wherever It l.s heard Will naturally conjure a picture of Abilene. Suggested name - slogan.-must not trejipawi upon those of
other cltie-., ae for example: “Dynamo of West Texas” (Brecken-ridger, “Hub of the Plains’’ (Lubbock», ’Land of Living Waters" 'San Angelo» Also, they must not exceed four words Suggestions may be mailed or taken to either the chamber of commerce or the Reporter-Newft A coupon la attat bed for convenience Name-slogan.» will not be received after Sunday June 9. and the C of C exec itlve bf>ard will make the selection next Monday Remember, $2 50 to the winner Anyone anywhere may l oiniretc Use this to (jKjn if desired;
Skeleton Organization Would Be Extended Until April 1, 1936 Under Agreement
WASHINGTON, June 6.— (AP)—A resolution extending a skeleton NR A», organisation until April 1, 1936, but repealing all presidential power to prescribe, approve, or enforce codes of fair competition, was agreed to today by house, senate and administration leaders.
Barlcr, a study of the pos,slblllty' of preserving labor standards! through interstate compacts, bol- j stered by federal cooperation, wasj Initiated by President Roosevelt. ;
Congressional leaders also saldi President Roosevelt may send a message .soon advocating Increased inheritance (axes to raise revenue and to replace NR A as a means of dls-' I trlbutlng income. Some thought the proposal would include gift taxes 1 ! also, but there was a difference of ; opinion OTi this.
The re.solutlon agrcN»d to had yet | I to obtain approval by the full house ; ways and means committee, but democratic leaders expressed the hope that would be obtained before ; nightfall and the “stop-gap” resolution brought up in the house tomorrow
The schedule, aa the ways and i means committee met to act thh afternoon, was to accept without change the first section of the senate re.solution extending the NRA organization until April I, 1936.
The rest of the .senate re.solution would be eliminated becau.se the supreme court already ha.s over-niied the government’s power to contr<^ intrastate business and fix prices in code.s.
Added, however, would be a separate section specifically declaring that so much of the original recovery* act as gave the president power to pre.scribe and enforce*codes “l.s hereby repealed.”
Tlie opinion was expressed by sonie committeemen that with this language it would be unnecessary to add permission for industries to agree to voluntary code.s Industries, they said privately, could agree to voluntary codes which
See NRA, Page 11, t ol. 8
STEEL STICKS TO NRA RULES
90 Per Cent of Industry To Continue Wages, Hours
NEW YORK. June 6 ¡UP» -Leadens of the American steel industry repre.senting 90 per cent of the country s capacity, today went on record to maintain rates of pay. maximum hour» of labor »fandard» of fair ci»mi>etltion. and collective bargaining for workers as laid down in the invalidated NRA .steel code More than 200 executives of the steel indu.stry from all r>«rts of the country attended the meeting held at the American Iron Steel In-.stitule The group adopted formally the resolutions drawn by the in--iUtute last Monday to maintain conditions that had existed under the code.
Pnce.s of .steel were not discus-.»', because Uiird quarter quotalion;^ have already been filed, Eugene () Grace, president of the institute i-ald.
Aged Millionaire, Antonio San Miguel and His Valet Seized i
(Coprrtxht, l»S6, By AxiuK-Utrd
HAVANA, June 6.—It wa.» learned today in unimpeachable quarters that business associates of the kidnaped Antonio San Miguel had sent a messenger to the abductor.» with $286,000 in American money to meet ransom demands.
HAVANA. June 0—Kidnapers of Antonio San Miguel, aged Cuban millionaire, made a bold attempt today to contact San Miguel's attorney. Pedro Terrera Sotolongo, with the millionaire’s own valet.
The valet. Simon Arleta. was seized“ yesterday eveiling with two other servants when San Miguel was captured Today he showed up at Sotolongo's home with a letter from the kidnapers. Police took him Into custody at once, however, and seized the letter
They refused to say where they are holding Arleta or what the letter contained
It is rumored that the kldnajiers, who made their capture while posing as Mango peddlers, have demanded $500.000 ransom, but Sotolongo denied that this was correct. The attorney revealed that two months ago San Miguel was kidnaped. held for a few hours, and relea.»ed after paying a small ransom.
“Last Saturday,” said Sotolongo, “the army secret service raided Señor San Miguel s home for arms None was found, but the .search created such a disturbance in the •' ighhorhe^ that everyone from •several miles around learned that Senor San Miguel, his servants, and his home, were without arms.
’’’nil.» knowledge probably aided the kidnapers' plans. I am sure Arleta had a letter from the kidnapers and he tried to get It Into my hands, but the police prevented him. So far we have not received ransom demands."
Sarazen to Tour With Didrikson
PirrsBUROH. June 6. (4‘»-Be-fore r.lartlng his first round In the national golf t/>urnanient today. Gene Sarazen snnounred he has signed a contra/ t to make an exhibition tour with Mildred Babe Dld-rtk.soii. the Texas all-around athlete. .starting in July.
I>iliilfc arrangements depend on whether or not Sarazen goes abroad for the British open, scheduled the i latter part of June Gene said he Is doubtful of making the trip.
“Mi.s.s Dldrlk.son show great aptitude for the game and may prove the be.st woman golfer ever devel-1 oped In tills country." .said Sarazen.
Mexican Trainman Is Killed In Wreck
LAREIX). June 6. '4’< One man was killed and two critically injured yesterday in a tram wreck 50 miles s»»uth of Nuevo Laredo. Mex-
Six iiijured pas.setigers were brought to Nuevo Igiredo. and several others taken to Monterrey, Mi XICO. with the body of the dead man and the two critically injured None of Uie pH.vsengers wa.s seriously hurt.
The man killed was Rafael Huerta, postal clerk .
We’ll Be Too!
CHICAGO, June g.—(UP)_
Jud^ Jonas looked down over the bench at John Eaaedale, leges*. charged with partlelpatlng Y *. Hfht
“He’d all been drinking a bit.” John .«lald. "Someone loat a bracelet. And everyone began accusing everyone else. Now, I drove down here fntmi Cinein-nail—, *
"You drove down?” the Judge blinked.
your honor.” John eon-Unued. “I grab the steering wheel wit hone hand and operate the clutch and brake pedal with the other.”
"Well, I’ll be—ease dianiiMod,’* said the Judge.
Special Venire Is Called I In Murder Case I Of Preacher
i ORANGE. June 8 Tt—The Rev. Edgar Eskridge, pastor of the Fit-^t 3a|i^iet church hert, today \-Aav,«’» jralgned before District Judge F F. Adams on a charge of .slaying Police Chief Ed J O’Reilly, and trial ; date wti .set for June 19.
A .special venire of 108 men was ordered drawn, and returnable by Sheriff W. p. Brown.
The minister was not handcuffed I as he was brought across the lawn from the jail to the courUiouse.
Eskridge shook hands with »ever» 1 persons In the couitrcxHn, Including Ihstrlct Attorney Hotlia Klnard, who has said he expected to ask for the death penalty.
O. L Baker and C. G. Carruth of Port Arthur, C. W. Howth of Beau-, mont and V. H. Stark of Orange said they expected to defend tht minister.
The towering preacher was indicted yesterday.
As Orange county grand Jury billed Uie preacher for the downtown shotgun .slaying of Police Chief Ed J. O’Reilly last Wednesday, tear» replaced the stoic attitude of Mr Eskridge, and he virtually abandon-
See KhKRiDGF;. Page S, Col. 8
Postpone Trial ol Abe Shushan
NEW ORLEANS. June 8 —»UP) -Trial of Abe L Shushan. prealdent of the Orlean.» levee board and reputed first lieutenant of Senator Huey Long in New Orleans, for al-! Irged Income tax payment evasion, was postponed a second time today.
U. 8 Attorney Rene Viosca announced Shu.Hhan's trial could not be started June 17 as .scheduled but probably would start m July. The second delay Va.s occasioned by the government» inability to air-condition the federal courtroom by Junt 17, Viosea said.
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VINDICATION FOLLOWS RAID, DRUGGIST HAD HIS PERMIT
After Mistake Is Discovered and Admitted, Whiskey Is Returned and Complaints Are Dismissed
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Vindication for H D Gorham, Mlii.s building druggist, and L E. I O.stcen, Ilia employe, Ls the happy . alu!math of a last week’.» raid on Oorham’s store by city and state . law enforcement agencie»
A mistake was made, for which wp are nor disposed to blame any Oiv. said ilen L Cox and Ed King, ali. ruey* for Gorham and Osteen ii result of which complaints lody:» d against them in Justice Bledsoe ' court, charging posseiwion of llqi.or for aale have been dismissed atiti 166 pints of whiskey have been | returned to the .store ;
Fat ts in the case, as outlined by . Cos King and the officers, are ; W W West, city detective, and ’ I) Wtiilehorn, state Ux super-vi.Nor working out of the comptroller s office. vl.sitlng the »tore, noted the arrival of two ceae» of whiskey. 1
Observing, they said, that the druggist’s medicinal license was not displayed »bov# the preecrlptlon counter. they wired the comptroller’» office asking If Mr Gorham had a permit
A negative answer was returned, following which, armed with a, »eirch warrant, officers made the. raid, seized the whiskey and lodged’ the complaint* Ujon examtnlng trial Mr Cox. as counsel for the two men. said a mistake had been made, his client Gorham having a medicinal permit, not in hi» own name bat under the corporate name of hi» sto! e A check with the comptroller's department imimdlately verified Cox’s statement The mi»-take was admitted the whlskev was returned to Gorham late yaiterday, and the complaints art off tha booi,a