Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 14, 1935, Abilene, Texas
SEVEN PERSONS DROWN IN SOUTH TEXAS FLOODS
aWi SWfene Bailp ^Keporter
MO.—I “WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXftCTLY AS IT GOES —Byron
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House OK’s Shadow NR A
Mathers Freed On Instructed Verdict
House Where Kidnapers Held Boy
True to his report, the house where abductors of George Weyerhaeuser, 9, held him durtng the $200.000
’This *is The* house" In S^kane. Wash., where federal ^ents |^.,id the lad was kept four or five days during his abduction. (Asaoci-
ated Presa Photo).
Estimated Dead In German Blast Range
Upward To 1,000
NE AR JUNCTION
ON A RAMPAGE
'ITUNDREDS of Junction resident* ^ evacuated homes this morning
By United Press
SEVEN persons were dead and
several missing as flood waters as North and South Llano .riven Isolated several south Texas com- i reached all-time flood marks there munities today. | at 11 a. m., the West Texas UtlH-
Raln continued as rescuers work- ties company dispatcher Informed ed frantically to move residents the Reporter-News early this aft-
from lowland homes.
C. C. Tabor, white farmer, and two unidentified negroes were
drowned In Escondido creek near ri u .J -ru u ax* sex Karnes City. The bodies of four
nUShed I nrougn After 4U Mexicans drowned near Del Rio, on
the Texas-Mexlco border, were re-
No deaths had been reported, the dispatcher said.
Warnings of a SO-foot riNe In the Llano river proper were flashed over West Texas rtilittes lines this
Mjnutes of Debate, as covered and several other Mexicans to points in the river val-
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REINSDORF, Germany. June 14
300 less seriously hurt. But unofficial estimates placed the number
Jury to Receive Case of -Nazis, cnme-streaked and grim, ^ iqoq.
dug into the ruins of the explosion- .j.he Burgomaster told the asso-
GOP’s Realize Fight Would Be Useless
l^iHnun I aiA/UPr Af*pp ™ The Burge
Monap Lawyer Mrier scattered munitions works today to stated press:
Arguments. Under Way This Afternoon
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 14 (AP)—Federal Judge Edgar 8. Vaught today overruled a motion of Ben B. Laska, Denver attorney, for a directed verdict of acquittal in his trial on charges of conspiracy in
the bodies of the dead. ..j ^^ink an estimate of 2.000 killed arlously estimated to number from jj. many but 1,000 would be more 52 to 1,000. accurate,"
Survivors of the devastating blasts, ^ witness to the terrifying scenes many of them suffering from shock described it as "a hell of heat and possessing only the clothes on and explosions.” The shock wa* felt their backs, streamed from the town over an area estimated at 675 square
WASHINGTON, June 14.— (AP)—Racing against a Sunday night deadline, the house today speedily agreed to senate amendments to the resolution extending an abbreviated NRA to next April 1, and sent the measure to President Roosevelt for his signature.
The vote for the NRA reso-
wcre mivslng. Two Mexican* were believed drowned In Escondido creek near Kenedy. .50 miles southeast of San .Antonio, Hut their bodies had not been found and it was not certain they were dead.
The victims at Del Rio drowTied in Felipe Creek, which coursed through the city in a broad torrent. A washout on the Southern Pacific railway west of Del Rio blockiwl rail traffic
At Karnes City, the San Antonio river was a mile wide, fed by freshets above San Antonio, where more than 4 inches of rain have fallen in the last 34 hours Rail and highway traffic at Karnes Cltv was blocked Guadahipe Still Rising
The Guadalupe river had reached a stage of 40 feet at Comfort, and
on orders that It be evacuated. miles.
Flames which followed the explo- otto Heidenrelth. Nazi district, lutiou was 338 to 30. slons late yesterday added to the leader, speaking for the government,» "Rarlfied Gag Rule” •
destnmtion «„.„-.-j kv . . # .w # Passage came after only 40 mln- still was rising Many residents fled
A ngid censorship, enforced by -n is out of the question for any
police rifles, was thrown about, act of sabotage to have been com- listless debate.
g,« Reinsdorf, a huge munitions center mitted. It was a regrettable acci- Not even the full hour of allowed
aliegeaiy accepting part OI tne therefore an integral part of dent Our work
Germany's rearmament program.
ley from Junction to Mason.
The North and South Llano rivers had n(H. reached their crests late this morning. The rivers passed the record flood marks at 11 a. m. and continued to rise at a rate of about a foot an hour, the dispatcher said.
More than a score of houses In and near Junction were reported to have been washed away. The Kimble tourist camp at Junction was completely uncer water, the dispatcher said.
The Mason office of the West Texas Utilities ccHnpany reported the IJano river flood had carried away the large new expenslbe ridge south I of Mason, 300 ton;» of concrete ; washing down the stream.
Pearl Buck lleft), authnr of novels .....
ary, divorced John .1. Buck at Reno rhUc hrt friend, Mr*. Ruth Abbott Walsh, wa« receiving a decree *rom Rfchard J. Walsh (right). Soon after the decrees were granted, fVaisl: aid Mrs. Buck were married. I %-soriated Pres« Pholo).
Charles F. Urschel kidnap ran som for defense attorney fees.
A few minutes earlier Judge Vaught had granted a similar motion of James C. Mathers, youthful Oklahoma City attorney charged jointly with Laska. after Mathers had made a brief statement of denial from the witness stand.
In o rt ' i iHw.i’s motlrm. Judge Vaught held there w-as sufficient evidence to permit the case to go to the jury.
The motions were made at the conclusion on rebuttal testimony. Pinal arguments began as Laska's motion was overruled. Judge Vaught said attorneys fw each side would be allowed one and one-half hours for final statements. Prank M.
dent. Our workers have been most debate was uUUzed, the republicans
Nazi officials said there were 52 dead, with 75 seriously injured and
carefully sifted, so It was Impossi-
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Wide Open Competition City's Financial May Be Result: Two Considered Today By Applications Up
Bus transportation in Abilene
Dudley, assistant district attorney, faced the possibility of wide-open started the argument*. competition, a.s the city commission
Laska, attorney for Albert Bate*. ^
uf „.I*-.,..-, ut,! *bet Friday afternoon to vote on ap-
-rfTvlng a life sentence for the kid-
A 12 50 tax rate—same as last year's—will be promulgated by the city commission thi* afternoon for the new fiscal year opening May 1
naping of Ur.schel, millionaire oil plications for franchises for two ad- i It will be based on about the same
apparently conceding that their attempts to defeat the huge house democratic majority would be un- |
When the pecial re.solutlon ac-1 cepting the sanat« amendment to i the measure was called up. Rcpre- ] sentative Mlchener »R-Mlch» remarked:
"Unles.* I am misinformed, only one rule like this has ever been brmight before the house This is » rarifled type of gag rule ”
... . The Harri.son-Borah anti-trust At I BITS amendment, said Representative Jenkln.s <R-Ohlo>, 'improves the
*'We republicans contend," he asserted, "that the NRA either should be continued or allowed to die and not extend In thl.s half-dead shape.“ Jenkln* added that Uie "president will never live long enough to stop wishing that he could withdraw the remark* he made about a constitutional amendment,” replacing NRA
to higher ground, and livestock were moved to safety.
At Three Rivers the Nueces river had swollen to a level of 43 feet and the Frio river was up to 41 feet, Roodlng a wide area of farm land The Nueces river near was Isolatad. Telephone lines to this Texa.s ranching country had been down since 10.30 o'clock last night, when residents of tht town were ordered to evaculate quickly because of a sudden rise of the Frio river.
Also, no reports had been received wx. from Reagan Wells, health resort in the hills 28 mile* north of
Cotton Rises on Bankhead Forecast
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NEW YORK. June 14—(UP» — TTv«irt« ^ predlctlcm by Semator Bankhead.
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pound or more to bring any of the 1935 cotton crop into the market^ brought tmying into cotton futures In afternoon dealings today-
efb ancsed to net gains of about A centv a twde %Ma .luly selling around 11.57 up .10, October 1I27, up 11. December 11.28, up 0 07, March 11 38, up .10 and May II 43. up 09
Water Supply Near Four Billion Gallons
man, denied vigorously In testimony ditionai lines in competition with
yesterday and today he had received any part of the ransom fund.
FD Intervenes In Coal Strike Threat
City Service taxi and bus line. The new applicants are George W Page and H. B. Carden.
O. B. Fielders City Service buses now traverse a triangular district bounded by Hardln-Simmons unl-ver.Hlty and Abilene Christian and McMurry colleges. Fare Is seven cents scaling down to 6 1-3 on book purchases, and five cents for children. Fielder said Friday he had
BLAME CRASH ON FORECAST
TWO DEAD IN WACO BLAZE
WASHINGTON. June 14---
President Roosevelt today personally asked the threatened strike in the bituminous industry be called off until July 1 and both union and operatori leader* agreed to recommend it to conference* of laborers tomorrow.
John L Lewi*, president of the United Mine Workers, made the announcement in the White House following a talk with the president and congres.sional leaders who are pressing for enactment of the Guffey bill
to regulate the bituminous coal in- ^
dustry. mx routes, three on the north and
The strike ha* been ordered for | three on the south aide, at straight
total of valuations—114,818,810 in the past year.
The commlssltm w ill also make al- , locations to the various depsrimenU I including school)., as set up in the new budget, and wllL bul without taking any formal actlon-K:ontlnue i the bond refunding program ' launched last August.
I No material changes ale due in I departmental allocations. ¡Based on 1100 per cent tax collectionl the $2 50
Samuel Insul and Son Are Acquitted
Think Lake Trammell Dam Is Safe After Maryneal 11-Inch Cloudburst
^ , rate is calculated to brlnd in $387.
lnv.5t«l M.000 in n.. «lulpm.nl.- j «Imquit coll«:-
two new all-steel buses of 21-pas
senger capacity—on which delivery was promised June 1
Proposed .New Routes.
The Page application promises
' tlons the city will get amount.
Bond interest and slniung fund ¡ reserve rail for $134 L of the $2 50 rate, amounting to $1^,537.58 on ^
these capital charges aloiil. Balance * * »** *_ wt
available to the departmeiti will be AUtO iVIISnAp IMCAr $168,632 87 Last year’s all cation to
CHICAGO, June 14 JP)- Judge John C. Knox today directed the Jury In the bankruptcy law violation of Bamuel Insull, his son, Samuel Insull, Jr , and Harold L. Stuart to return a verdict of acquittal for all three defendant?
Judge Knox declared’
"Under the proof submitted by the government the hypothesis, of the defendant.'^^’ Innocence is as great as that of their guilt ”
Insull, Sr., who seemed a bit stunned by the suddenness of the decision, smiled happily and said - "All T can say Is that I'm happy and I’m through ”
Abilene s overground water supply in I.Hke Abilene and lAke Kirby wair raised t-o three and three-fourths billion gallons by rain* of Thursday and Thur.sday night. Additional small i*i*e,s were due this afternoon and tonight Fear that the Lake I'l ammell dam nine miles smith of Sweetwater
might break under force of flood ■ ____
waters following an eleven-Inch Park playground*, first unit
cloudburst at Maryneal was appar- of the Taylor County Recreation cntly passing Friday morning. The center to be equipped with play fa-waters of the lake still were rush- cllitie*. will be fonnally opened at
Recreation Center PrO' gram to Be Held at Fair Park. 6'30
¡ommerce Department Re^ ports on Cutting’s Death
Cotton Oil Mill Owner And Teacher Are Victims
France Hopes For Debt Settlement
WASHINGTON. June 14 — .T— Bad wrather plus wrong forerait* by both government and company expert* and faulty work by ground per?ionnel were blamed today by the department
WACO. Junr 14—iUP>—Police drop)>ed their invest isaiion today
PARIS June 14 —France. In
of the fatal bur ilng of Guy Ander-.son. 45. cotton o.l mill owner of Cal-vert. Texas and Dorothy Buciian-
of coinmene for the
an. 22. daught* r of a prominent Waco family, convinced that the
defaulting her war debt payment to , the United States for the sixth time today. expre«*ed hope "the situation ' in the near future would Justify”
air cra.sh of May 6 near Macon, Mo, death were accidental
which killed Senator Bron-son Cutting of New Mexico and four others Tha report, completed after the taking^ of more than 907 pages of
Tlie middle-aged manied man and the blonde young school teacher were victims of a fire which swept h cabin at the Alamo plaza tourist
festmionv. bLo foimd that five viol- aparlment late yesterday.
ation.s oi air servlre regulations were "Indicated ' and contributed to the accident
"Such vlolation.s will be filed again.st the company." It said
In a .siatcmeni accompanving the report. Secreiarv Roper said"
■ I am convinc'd that the accident wa-s due chiefly to bad weather ron-dition-s. The two pilots Bolton and Greeson. made every possible effor
Anderson da-sh*ed from *he cabin into tlie arms of firemen. He was burned badly and was barelv able to gasp "there s « woman in there " He died soon sfterward in a hospital. without revealmg details of how the fire starird The unclothed bodv of the ^irl.
negotiations for a settlement Premier Pierre Laval's note of default was approved by the Council of Minister.^ today, after It had been cabled to the Washington embassy last night for delivery to the state department tomorrow The ncte thank* United States for I the renewed suggestion in ; lean "statement ' France submit a ment
five-cent fare. Equipment promised is 2l-pas*enger buses of streetcar type The north side routes would go from North First and Pine to ACC and out Hickory and Grape Streets to Ambler avenue, and re-i turn The proposed loutli .side routes are: <l) to Elmwood via I Sayles, Santos and South Seventh ; to Edgewood, and return
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DALLAS. June 14 -»UP' Half a dozen passengers were injured today «ben a Sunshine Special pa enger thTAlkir^ * tram of the Texas A Pacific, line crd-of account” that' with the rear end of a freight proposal for pay- 'train halted on a siding sever»^’ miles east of Dallas,
schools wa.v $99,870 33 ■
Under it* bond refunfmg program the city paid no Principal charge.s last year, butkefunded $42,000 indebtedne-.'i : but t scrup-uously paid Intere.vt cf irges of $182,72.'» to May 1 Sime^i' pew year opened it hav paid fc,2 .0 interest. mrluding 12.375 dueioi'a on the $95,000 balance in thI airport bond l.'ssue Principal of $1^), also due today will be refundef with a ten-year callable bond
CLARENDON, June 14 -«4’-Truman Park.. 35, wa.« dead here today of a broken neck following an auto accident west of Clarendon Park.« ar identified a- a machine stolen in Amarillo from W. H Van-shaw. realtor, mb^d a culvert and plowed 40 feet along the highway before being halted by an embankment
A coroner's verdict held the death accidental The bfxly was found shortly alter midnight. Parks wa* believed to have died instantly.
ing over the dfem. but overflow that g 30 o'clock this evenin,? blfKked highway No. I traffic «vent of continuing ram. the
Tliursday niRlit a few mile- ea ,L of program, which had been planned Sweetwater had gone down and for out of door«, wll ibe held in the traflie wafe moviuK normally. automobile building, whew chairs
In 48 hour-s ending at 10 a. m. and beiiche-, will be placed Lake Abilene's water level had ri.s- Inauguration of the center is on en two feet. Rainfall was 3 38 | National Flag Day, and the program
inchc* at the lake to Friday morning Sam BnU’i-. the lake keeper, . ud Elm creek rbuve the lake wa-^ .still rising •UiW'ly. flowing half benkful, with pro.spects for a continu, d .mall ri.se The water level . w,». tliree feet .seven inches below til. concrete emergency spillway and
six feel one inch below the lately » ner
has been arranged along a patriotic theme Boy Scouts of troop 7 will raise and lower the flag, a talk on the flag and it* usages will be given by Rev. W P Gerhart and a patriotic drill will be put on by scouts and high school girls Tlie audience will sing the "Star-Spangled Ban-
.mpleted sheet iron emergency in-
a.. the closing song Police
At I>«ke Kl bv the water had rl>
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Chief W. R Sibley will preside, aa chairman of the recreation association. and talks on the center, its alms and activities will be made by
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loday he would
Kidnaper ol Texas Cops to Die June 19
HOW DOES FDR STAND WITH WEST TEXANS?' VOTES ASKED
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Friday, 1ft S* nrh#»
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Normai air<- >>nt ».nra tirat it it Inrhaa
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GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN IN ACCORD ON NAVAL PROWESS
Seek Negress Who Shot Young Couple
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FORT WORTH. June 14- 'UP)— i Police today were seeking two ne-1 groet who last night shot and
la at jaar II»« yaar,
Reichsfuehrer Assentito British Proposal to Limit Navy
; Mrs. Frances Copeland, 24. wa* in
To Thirty-Five Per Cent ol Latter’s SVength
14.—I#)—Jos-^ I Lleb Stemmetz. 22-year-old Bible student convicted of manslaughter In the ftlaying of his voung bride when ho found her partialis di et bed m the room Of a drunken piiest. senienecd to-
dav to eight to 16 ;,eare imprisou-
, June 14 -■.p. -I. Williams said sentence Arthur Gowh—first federaj prisoner condemned to die for kidnaping— at Muskogee. June 19 Judge WilUams said federal sta-
Attention of Reporter-New ^ read- namely. pro-Roosevelt and is directed to a »eries of ar- Roosevelt, tides, starting m Thursday Mom- How do Beiwrter-News re^cr* ing New* and ending next Thurs- feel about this? What ^ YOUK day mornlni. by a staffmai., glv- opinion of the court's NRA aeci-mg his analysis of the policie. and »kmf What do YOU think about acu of the Roosevelt administration ' the New Deal and abou» the ac-decif.ion on coir.plishments of the present aa-
More imP'OF’-^nf If
men( by Ohagle» Notk
The supreme court's
tutes Drovided death by hanging and the NRA and other New Deal mea- mLiistration?
tiia) unless there had been a recent sure* has put point to the que 'ion the democrat» national •
!hange t“ ioi being askiS e“ery where: 18 THE were to be
electroi ution He said he w^W sen- PRESIDENT IX5SINO HIS HOLD you favor or oppose the renomina
pan*. 1 ON THE PEOPLE? ■ Fublie opinion
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LONDON. June 14-»7P?-Hlgh > 17 (>er cent the size of the British
n , British sources today confirmed tiie , navy at present In view of the great
fact of an agreement between fireat' pioyortion of the BrltPh fleet com-
II i Britain and ficrmany on the terms ; i»o»eri of over-age vessel?
bilateral treaty restrictlni the j II w ^ understood however, tnai
* Germany naw to 3i> per cent of the 'inder-age Britihh naval strength Reichsfuehrer Hitler's aaaent to the terms wa* formally communicated thi? morning to Sir Samuel
Y1 i Hoare. British foreign tecretarv. at i ?* I H conference with Joaquim von Rib-bentroo Hitler .s armament? expert T 4* oenii p guUioriU«» aawrted between the two countrlex regard-
ben trop Some naval
tlic treaty contemplate.? the replacement of Great Britain'* over-age vrsstls Within the liml'-? preacrlbed by the Washington and l.ondon na val treaties An irnijortant aspect to the An-yelf. Cicrman agreement i?, it was iiidH a’ed that it will be operative
whether it is accepted by nmn navy* would be ictuaily (Kü/'^Prance and Italy.
that urder these term* the Ger- i le.v? of
a serious condiUc n with a bullet wound in the left chest Her husband, George Copeland, 35, was »hot m the shoulder and right wrist.
He told police the negro*« called him from the house on pretext of asking directions When he stepped out. they pulled a gun on him, he said. He turned and called to hi» ! * wife that he was being robiaed.
‘ Mrs Copeland ran to hi» aW a* .' hi grappled with his assailants.
The negro with the gun stepped back a few feet and shot Mrs. Copeland Th •!) he shot Copeland Description oi the two was furnished police W dopeland.