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Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 18, 1935, Abilene, Texas Clje ^failme ®ailp il^eporter‘‘WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron ^OL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY. JUNE 18. 1935-TEW PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) EIGHT PAGES NUMBER 203 Three Drowning Victims In Area _____ -L    —MiMM—ffWfr"--------—"-rir:--------r;,T'"......... ......:"i    .......■    .....am nrx,,, Violence Breaks Out In Kansas Prison Mutiny [s«™ As Colorado Pounded Austin Dam Furv of the Colorado river Is shown here as the flood waters, on a 42-foot rise, hurM a houM over the Lake Austin dam near Austin. The raging torrents swept a path of d^truetlon throughout C washing out half a doien bridges, rendering cities without water or electrical power, and leaving damage that can be estimated only in millions of dollars. (NEA Service). Colorado Wreaks Havoc In Columbus; Storm Toll 18 Lives Hurls Charges Ewing T. MJtcheU. assistant secretary of commerce who was ou.sted when he refused to resign, hurled charges of graft at the department. Secretary Daniel C. Roper asserted that the allegations, previously submitted, already are under investigation by the department of justice. (AJiaoclated Preaa Photo). Mutineers Retreat When Their Effort To Take Over Guns Draws Gas Barrage LANSING, Kas., June 18.— (AP)—Violence broke out in the Lansing prison coal mine water, but train service over the main line of the Southern Pacific still was maintained. At Wharton the Colorado was 32 3 feet. A further rise of five Kent Farmer Loses Life In Shallow Creek After a Cloudburst In That Section was expected wlttiln the next 12 be- AUSTIN. June 18.—(/Pi—Hastilt’ constructed levees crumbled before incessant pounding today and the Colorado river, flooding Southwest Texas, poured into Columbus in a wild, downstream surge. The river, already responsible for hours. The crest was ncrt due damage approaching $4,000,000. beat I fore tomorrow, over levees near Columbu.s and rush- i    Guadalupe Nears Crest, ed into- the town at a stage of 38 The Guadalupe river neared its 1-2 feet. Ten square blocks were    crest after flooding 20.000    acre.s of inundated    quickly and    observers    rich bottom    land in DeWltt county,    (irowned    while    fishing in Lake feared the.    stream would    reach 40    The stream    stood at 28    feet at    tr|«Uy    «onth    of    Abilene at 6    O feet before    the crest had    passed.    Cuero, and    engineers at    the Cen- ---------^    .    Residents    sought    safety as Tex- | tral Power and Light company dam    recovered    early    Tues- today when a group of miners as counted 18 dead from storms and satd they expected It to go two feet day morning by members of a Death of W. T. Vick, Kent leet, county farmer who lost his life in a shallow creek following a cloudburst late Monday, added a third victim to West Texas’ drowning toll, for the day. ; Bodies of two men who were Ship Subsidies Termed Robbery Of Taxpayers By Senate Board 1 J SEIZE R mm s [D T Ocean Mail Probe    Results In Demand For Drastic Change In Future WASHINGTON.    June    18.— Charging that ship subsidy policies led to a ‘ saturnalia" by men bent _ on "robbing the taxpayer." the sen- Ti    oceao mail committee today de- RangerS Take Charge OT nounced past operation of merchant Dll    marine subsidies    and    demanded Papers: Welcomeu by    drastic terms for    any future gov ernment aid. It also charged that some public officials "flagrantly betrayed their trust" and said "government officials made a farce" of the competitive bidding provision of the Jones-Wliite merchant marine act of 1928. It said "the standards for computing compensation” under this act are "unworkable and predictive of fraud." Frankly advocating ownership and operation of merch ant marine, the committee nevertheless conceded that bitter opposition would prevent this and so it recommended an alternative plan G 1 ] S attempted to capture the gun cage manned by five prison officials on the 720-foot level. The convicts, part of a striking- p-roup of 380 men who have rain and he’d the mine since earlv today, were repulsed bv "as <7iins. The five men in th« ca"e reportr'd bv ♦'’^e^'hone to the 'uir^Rce that the" nonld hold ♦heir "r'■'•n Choke off Charge. The gun cage was manned oy Guard O. A Johnson, John Chrls-lian, Fred Murray and Mine Su-;>erintendent Robert Murray, who had returned to the gun cage after a four-hour parley with the mutineers. Murray had just reported that all was well when the miners dashed out of a tunnel and made for the cage. 'Fh^ gas-masked o|iicer» laid down a h^avy i^as barrage and the choking mutineers retreated. The gun cage, guarding the air shaft and telephone, is the only' communication between the mine and the surface. It was saved earlier today by Johnson who routed five convicts as they sought to Jam the flood. One of the latest vie- higher in a short time, but no hlgh-tlms was Jimmie Scotty Brent, 20. | er than 31 feet altogether, killed by lightning during a stonn. Three highways into Cuero were near Mineral Wells.    blocked,    and the water lapped at He left a storm cellar after the the Cuero-San Antonio highway, was picking plums in an The road to Gonzales was closed, orchard when the bolt struck his and approaches to the Goliad river, employes of the Humble Pipe shoulder.    bridge two miles frmn Cuero and All highways into Columbus were    —- under from three to seven feet of See FLOOD, Page 9, Col. 7 rescue party that dragged the waters for more than 10 hours. The victims were W. E. Down-ing, 45, of Abilene, and J. B. Barton, 26, of Hawley, both Ministe/s Trial To Start Wednesday GERMANY AND BRITAIN AGREE ’I Reach Final Settlement 100-35 Naval Ratio of Line comnnnv at Hawley. Find Barton at 2:40 Mr Barton’.s body was found at 2 40 o’clock at the upper ea.st side of the lake, near the point where the men’s light metal fLshtng craft ; went down, 150 yards from shore. ■The body of Mr. Downing was recovered nearly two hours later, 75 yards nearer the lake bank. P’uneral service for Mr. Downing i _will be held from the Ivome. 2341 p. .    ,,    .    1    ri.    t    Walnut street, at 6:30 o'clock this Defense May    Ask    Change    oí    evening, with Rev. Rodney Glass- i cock. Christian ministar of Snyder. ‘ officlatinf. The body will be sentj to Augusta, Kan., where a short; Service will be hald fTlday morning, , !wllh burial following beside the ORANGE. June    18.—«ÜP»—Trial    jj^ave of Mr. Downing's father, O. of Rev. C.    W. Downing, who died four years ago. Venue; Insanity Plea Deemed Likely bee ML TINY. Page 9, Col. 6 m J LONDON, June 18—A final agreement between Germany and Great Britain on all important points of a treaty to maintain the German navy at 35 per cent of the Sec’y McDonald AUSTIN. June 18—t/P't—Texas rangers, acting under orders of a legislative investigating committee, today were in charge of records of the state department of agriculture. J. E McDonald. co..tml.ssloner of agriculture, said Ranger Fred Holland came to his office last night, accompanied by Representative E. E Hunter of Cleburne and two representatives of the state auditor, and assumed charge of the records. McDonald, whose official conduct is under investigation by a committee of the house of representa- bee RECORDb. Page 9. Col. « ^ • CALL OFF OPERATION r PHILADELPHIA. June 18— There will be no operation for appendicitis performed on Darrell (Cy> Blanton, sensational Pittsburgh rookie pitcher. Blanton, who was rushed to a hospital yesterday, showed such improvement today that physicians decided an immediate operation was unneceasary. He wa.s expected to leave the hos-few days and will return Sentence Finishes Work of Avenging Kansas City Massacre Denies Authorship of Extortion Notes «cunywdBy. _It    was    stated    officially    that TAHLEQUAH. Okla., June 18.— (Pi— ixils Thompson. 19-year-old itant Baptist mlnl.*.ter, on murder charges In connection with the shooting of Police Chief Ed J O’Reilly, was scheduled to open tomorrow in district court. The defen.se has indicated it would ask for a change of venue from Orange county when the t daughter, case opens, but DlstrLst Attorney Hollis Klnard, a member of E-sk- 35 to the ratio each KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 18 — «UP)—The four officers slain in the union station massacree, a crime which shocked the nation, were completely avenged today. Adam Richetti, only surviving member of the gang of killers, whose machine guns cut down Frank vprnment Nash, federal prisoner whom they guvciuu    sought to free, and the officers es corting him, faced death by hanging for his part in the massacre. A criminal courts Jury found him guilty last night after two hours and 11 minutes of deliberation in which only three ballots were tak- Northea&tern State Teachers college co-ed, denied from the wltne.ss .^tand today that her sister, Leila, 24, wrote a series of extortion notes she claimed prompted her to shoot Daniel Shaw. Chinese student. Lois, on trial for assault with in- British strength was announced of- ridge’s congregation, «aid he would fight any move to take the case from Orange "There Is no prejudice again.st Eskridge in this county,” he said. "We will have no trouble getting a fair and impartial Jury” E.skrldge, It was believed, will plead that he was «insane when he shot down the officer a.s he stood on a downtowm street corner talking to a friend The minister has been examined tent to kill the 27-year-old Chinese,. the British. principle of th* 100 to "should in general apply category." It was unaersiooa that ihis means Germany will be allowed some latitude in building submarines be-cau.se of the French and Italian undersea fleets which are larger Mitchell Charge To Get Airing WASHINOTO*k. June 18.—<^P)-A senate Investtgatlon of charges by Ewing Y. Mitchell, assistant secretary of cmnmerce. against his au-perlor. Secretary Roper, waa ordered today by the commerce committee to begin toiWMrow morning. Announcing the committee action. Chairman CopeOind declared Mitchell would be put on the stand "under oath” for que.stloning about his charges that Roper had signed a contract permitting the United State.v Line company to retire the clock from the Methodist church at. Leviathan from service without pay-Clsco. home of his parents, Mr. and * ing the government the penalties Mrs. Lee Barton They, with a due for not keeping the big ship in daughter. Mrs. Lois Walker of service as a part of the subsidized Brownwood, and another son. Paul merchant marine Barton of Crane, were here today Mitchell was ou.ited by President to acccwnpany Mrs. J. B. Barton to! Roosetcit as asststant secretary of Cisco.    ; commerce after he refused to re- Mr Barton had been an employe. sign. He made public yc.sterday charges Last rites for Mr. Barton will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’- t!»ee DROWNINtiH, Page 9, t ol. 6 • • • Victim’s Foot Pinned as Waters Rush Over Him of "government ownership and pri- -n,, v,r..ct retum«. on declared the notes, several of which threatened teath, were not in the handwriting of her sister, as alleged by the state. Meantime, the state called a department of justice agent, C. A. Appel, Jr., from Washington, D. C., to testify in rebuttal that the notes were in Ijelia’s handwriting. Appel, county attorney Sanford Martin declared, will be called to testify after the defense case is cc«n-pleted. essary. The committee consii?ts of i’ve members, of whom only two signed the report without reservation. They were Senators Black (D-Alai. chairman, and McCarran <D-Nev». Senator King (D-Utah) signed :t with the reservation that he disagreed with any form of subsidy. He proposed tariff adjustments and other legislation to build up a merchant marine. Senator White tR-Me), whose ship subsidy measure was attacked in the pital in a to Pittsburgh for a short rest before report, aad Senator Austin <R-Vt) rejoining the team. Weafeet Abllen» «n<l vlelntty- Partly cloudy to cloudy lonlaht. W'cdnc««Say partly cloudy. W«»t Ti*a* Wc»i of 100th meridian r*lf lonlfht and Wednetday. ¿Ml Tf*«i Ea»i of tooth merldlait Partly cloudy to cloudy, local ehow^» m K*ufhw«et portion and on weet coaet ta-nlaht W’edneeday, partly cloudy nalnfall for 24 houre ending 7 a in., os tnchefc    .....    . Rainfall atnce firet of year, 16 •* Rainfall for came period lad year, i.Jh ""Normal rainfall to date. U t2 Inchec Temperature* i not only declined to sign it, but in-' dicated they would submit ft minor- , I Ity statement. After declaring subsidy had been "piled on .subsidy" in granU ol I “mall i»y” and construction worK. ' in the past ten years, the committee, which also investigated air mail contracts, said; i "ITiva e ownership and operation of merchant and aerial transportation with government subsidy has resulted in a saturnalia of waste, inefficiency, unearned exorbitant sal- gee gl BSlDlKb, Page ». f ob * the second anniversary of the crime. The other members of the gang are dead. Charles A. (Pretty Boyi Floyd, legendary outlaw of Oklaho- j ma s Cookson hills who became the nation’s pueblic enemy No. 1, was slain in Ohio a year ago when he refused to surrender to federal agents led by Melvin Purvis. Verne C. Miller. North Dakota deputy sheriff who turned ouUaw, was .slain by gangstT-r.s who tchcsed his body into a ditch near Detroit. Richetti. Floyds lieutenant, surrendered and was brought to trial here on a murder charge in connec- See RU IIETTI. Page 10, < ol. I Family Flees From Cyclone, Is Saved STEPHENVILLE. June 17- A’ -M. L. Hays says a person ought to use his head when he sees a cyclone coming. Tonight when a twister wa:. bearing down In the direction of the Hays home. Mr. Hays and hh family rushed to their automobile and departed. When they returned in about an hour they found their home had been demolished. They had dodged the cyclone, however FDR’s “LOSING HOLD” STILL REVEALED IN BALLOT RETURN Fatal Car Wreck at Fort Stockton L    f1OUDY \    ih#rnu»m*i«r    ,.7X* Wft üwrmMWUf julirttv* tMimlálty «7» 80« at* FORT STOCK'fON. June 18 -lUPT—Mrs. J. H Cameron of San Antonio, wife of a San Antonio As-7Si soda ted Press telegraph operator, ” j died today from injuries suffered in . ggjan automobile wreck. ■ *0 Cameron and their four children 7 47 »^»'re injured in the accident The 13 3#pm family was en route to Hot fipnngs, N. M., lo viali reiauves when the ocotfiiitl yietiwrga», •3-» The percentage for and against the New Deal remained virtually unchanged in last night returns on the Reporter-New > ballot, for which reason there scfms no spe-ciftl point In continuing to print the ballot Twenty-nine replies were received over night and answers to the five questions on the ballot were given as follow^ Supren Court NRA d. i. ion -Klxteen answered •‘right," U answered "wrong.'’ Is FDR losing h 1 ■ hold? -¡seventeen answered ",ves." 12 an-answered "no.” Do vou favor the Nev. iJ«-a,)? -Fifteen answered "yes," 13 answered "no." AcU of t h • Admmlfltrauon— Fifteen answered lhat they have been beneficial, 12 that they have ' been harmful. The President s reriomination — ‘ Fifteen answered "ve«.’’ 14 answered "no." C'ommenis ' Of nme letters recehed overnight,! : writers of five generally were crlt-i leal of the administration, four generally approved Summaries follow ; :    A    filled-in ballot was received, I too, from the Ref>orter-News staff-! ri an whoa« six tarefully prepared I articles, analyzing the New Deal, i arc appearing in the Abilene Morning News I last article Thursday i morning > The staff man voted that the Bupreme Court decision wiM It was stated that Germany would be allowed to make a limited trans- ^ fer of 35 per cent of her tonnage from one category to another but that the ratio would be strictly maintained In regard to the entire under-age “efiective" fleets of the two nations The announcement followed the first full meeting of the delegations in several days. It was attended by Sir Samuel Hoare, foreign aecre-tao. and Sir Bolton Eyres-Momell. first lord of the admiralty. An Italian note which was received was described a* "¡ihort and non-commiitai ■ and similar to those received from the United States and Japan, who raised no objections to the treaty. Another Record to Credit ol Clipper HONOLULU, June 18 —    - Another pioneering feat— the first flight of a commercial plane to and from Midway Island—went into the log book of the Pan American’s clipper today as mechanics groomed the huge flying boat for the return hop to Alameda, Calif., next Erl-day. Greeted more like a slighUy overdue ferryboat than a sky trail blazer, the clipper swooped down out of the afternoon sun at 4 28 p m. <0 58 p.m. Eastern Standard time» yesterday and came to rest on the waters of Pearl Harbor just 10 houre and Special to the Rejxjrter SNYDER, June 18 W. T Vick, 50, .several times by specialists for the j farmer in the Tolar community 35 state and for the defense during his | miles north of here, was drowned in stay In Jail here. If he pleads in- ; a .small creek near hi* home late sanity, it wa.s indicated, he will not : ask for a change of venue. O'Reillv was slain the day after he arrested Eskridge and took two j pistols from him. The preacher's , wife said her husband brooded over ; this After the shooting, E'.krldge fled j to De Ridder, La , where he remain- ! ed in Jail a week At first he re- : fused to return, but later waived extradition Austin Glri Killed In Oklahoma Crash OKLAHOMA cm' June 18 -(UPt — An automoblle-truck crash near here la&t night cofcl one life that of Mrs. Mary Belle Hamilton 23. of Austin. Tex. Two other persons were badly hurt. Mrs Bertha Kfx;h 7b. of 8t Lmiis. Mo was in critical condition and Ml.ss l>orotiiy Ijee, of GrHpe-vUie. Tex , was in .serious condition hospital attendanu said The truck driver. Merle Zwelfel Oklahoma city, was que.stloned and released pending further Investiga-‘ tlon. Monday afternoon when a torrent j of water from a cloudburst In that j area swept down the creek.    ■ Water in the creek receded rapid- I ly and Vick’s body was found, plain- j ly visible. In the bed of the creek , alKiut 100 yards below a crossing at! 9 30 p m His foot was caught In a crevice in a rock, which apparently had pinned him beneath the flood waters There were no wltnessea to the accident but Mrs Vick said she believed her husband had fallen or had been thrown from a horse while crossing the .»»ream She >«ld he had ridden the horse from his home to a field about a mile distant acroiw the creek, and had \^orked there during the afternoon A team which Vick used in ploughing the field was found housed in a vacant shed on the field Apparently, he had finished work, put the team up for the night, and on his way home on the horse uiien lie was caught in the flood A a ter, Mrs Vick said The bodv was found by Maurice Brownfield, Snyder business man and friend of the family who was of improper favoritism and graft in the commerce department. At a presj4 conference he had called. Mitchell made public today a letter to President Roosevelt renew^ ing hl.s contention there had been "scandalous disregard of the public Intere.sTs" and “racketeering practices” in the department of commerce. "The charges are serious," Copeland .said, but inststed he did not place much credence In them. The committee voted 13 to 5 to report favorably the nomination of John Monroe Johnson of South Carolina as MltcheH’.s succeaeor. *T want it underfctood," Copeland said in announamg the vote, "that every member of the committee said he had nothing against Johnson but questioned the policy of confirming him in advance of an investigation I of the Mitchell charges ' "Everybody is satisfied Johnson is a good man.” As he left. Senator Vandenberg iR-Mlch» declared he would oppose confirmation until after the Mltch-, eil inve.Migation PRICE FIXING PLAN BEATEN See VIC K. Page 9, Cot. 7 NRA DIRECTED TO WATCH FOR CHANGE IN LABOR STANDARDS five minutei after leaving lonelv    ~    '    n    j    n.    i Midway Island. 1.323 miles to the ^QQi^evelt Pfoposes Committee To Be Named oy Laoor northwest. Virginia to Honor Houston’s Memory and Commerce Secretaries To Make Survey WASHINGTON The new Nî A a-\.' bv Pre.-ldf*:.' rlosel> an-- ■ •«’ ■ae POLL, Puge 18, Cot. i RICHMOND, Va,---- ,    , ^    , Vlfginla late today, will pay honor ' Itbor su.. to the memory of Sam Houson. the tires nu*. w man who left his Rockbridge county home for fame in the west, when a bust of him is unveiled in the old hall of the house of delegates. The ceremonies will include an address on the deeds of Houston bv Dr Francis P Gaines, president of which stands near the birthplace of «be pioneer of toe part cantiary. JulM' 18 — directed today <,elt to examine which <jccur in Uki.-I- 't fair trade prac-' rtii..iition of codes In a If*)« ' t'“) jMine* L G Nelli, xftlnx ivd-«’!«.. »lAfor, the prrstdent stated It primary importance that thb *    ^    ^ rarefulh    wipervlsion of an in.i •> !?.l rommlttee He prop, ’d a committee including an i.npertlal chairman, a rep-Tteentative of management and ar rcprerentative of labor and members de.«iignated by the departmenU of commerce and labor The president’s letter follows: Tn line with our recent discussion. I am requeRling you to set up in the division of buKlness cooperation a section devoted to accumu-muiattng. checking and reporting at curate Information concerning the extent to which changes occur in the maintenance of labor standards or fair practice provisions of codes Bee NBA. Page 9, Col. 8 House Votes Against Limit For Farm Products WASHINGTON June 18—(UP»— House administration forces today defeated a prlce-fixmg amendment to the agricultural adjustment administration bill which would have authorised the secretary of agriculture to fix minimum retail prlcea for farm products The amendment was off ••red by Rep Thotr.as O .Malley. D. Wts., and wa.s defeated without a record vote. OMalley offered the change which provided that the secretary would "set maximum cnnsumers* prices beyond which eommodltiea could not be sold" after general de-: bate ended and hr i^e leader* preas-i ed toward s. fin d v. ie APPROVE HOnI’II'AI. FI ND WASHIN(in>N Jane 18 -Bccre'. irv !■ kev h^lav approved an additional Hllotui 'nt of $192.317 to the ws* ric{>artmeri for competljon of an arivv hosp'iial at Port Bam Houston. Texas The additksnal allotment for the hoapnals which already has received $1.481.468, waa to cover irxrea«<3 eooslructif«i cort. ;