Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 19, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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?0L. L!V. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 19,1935-TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News)
Minister Bids F or Change Of Venue
M it cheli Renews Charges At Hearing
Extortion Plot Branded Hoax AsTrial of Co-Ed Nears Jury
To Hear Appeal
Afc^hancellor Luther A. Ca-mp-highest judicial officer in New Jersey, will preside tomorrow when the court of errors and appeals hears the appeal of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, convicted In the Lindbergh kidnaping, In his plea for a new trial. (Associated Press Photo).
Defense Attorney Assails “Spies” In Concluding His Argument
A LBANY, June 19.—To J. * w Brack Lipscomb Jr., 17 year old first class scout, go the honors for quick first aid treat-
Fresh Battle For
Life of Hauptmann
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TAHLEQUAH. Okla., June 19.—
The trial of Ix»ls Thompson, North- | eastern State Teachers college co-ed, j -
for the shooting of Daniel Shaw, LCOnard, 82, DiCS
Chinese student, was given to the jury at noon today.
of Heart Attack In the Home of His Son
TAHLEQUAH. Okla., June 19.—
I (;n—Owen J. Watts, assistant attorney general, today branded as a W F’- Leonard, 82. an early-day “hoax” the alleged extortion plotj settler of West Texas, died at 11:30; Lois Thompson. 19-year-old North- a. m. Wednesday at the home of his , eastern State Teachers college co-ed,! son. John Leonard, 1432 North' declared prompted her to shoot I sixth street, where he resided.
student. Although he had been suffering
Watts* declaration came in hLs ^ , ■
closing argument to the jury of from a heart ailment for many; farmers trying the girl for assault months, Mr. Leonard’s condition had with Intent to kill the Chinese. „ot been alarming and death came The case, was expected to reach the jury this afternoon. i . . ^ ^ j *
Watts followed W. B. Wall, de-: returned Monday from a
fense attorney, who as.sailed "spies”three weeks visit In the home of in hl.s closing argument, touching' his only granddaughter. Mrs. Leon but briefly on a statement that Gibbs, at San Angelo. i
"Leis was acting in good faith when! Since the death of his wife at j
she shot Shaw in self-defense.” Coleman a few years, ago. Mr.
“Japan is not friendly to the Leonard had lived here with Mr. United States but the Japanese do and Mrs. John Leonard, not send members of their own race The funeral will be held Thursday here to spy but Instead they send and burial will be made at Novice, Chinese.” Wall declared. beside the grave of his wife. Com-
"I think less of a man who will pu>ted plans will be announced from sell out to another country than the Kiker-Knlght Funeral Home.
Wall then declared he "knew BANDIT SLAIN
nothing” about §haw. QUiet. un- , WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo.. June 19.
ment and cool artlon here when his father was bitten twice on the left hand by a rattlesnake while pulling weeds In the Lipscomb garden a half mile north of Albany. Immediately after the snake had plunged his fangs into the hand the son applied tomiquet and slit the fang holes to cause free bleeding, the latest approved treatment for snakebite, he ran nearly a half mile to the nearest telephone to call a physician, then returned to his home to continue first aid until minutes later. Mr. Lipscomb Is recovering rapidly from the bite, with thanks to the son who so capably applied the lessons learned in nearly four years of active Boy Scout work In Albany troops, where he Is now one of the leaders in Troop No. 38. under the Chisholm Trail Area Council.
Sharp Defense Drawn By Part of Attack; Effort To Pin Him to Specific Instances
TRENTON, N J., June 19.—I A*)— | A similar move failed recently, Bruno "Richard Hauptmann will be- ; but in the application the defense gin another fight for life tomorrow.' alleged the Jurors, in their Flem-with a battery of lawyers primed Ington hotel quarters, could heax to present his appeal before New condemnatory comments on Haupt-Jersey’s highe.st court. mann by radio broadcasters at
In a last-minute maneuver, de- nearby microphones. They charged fense coun.sel notlfed the New Jer- j that sheriff's deputle.s informed the sey prosecutors that they would ask * jury, while it. con.sidered a verdict, perml.vslon to inject additional testl- | Urat It would be locked up for the mony Into the Lindbergh kidnaping ' night unle.ss a decision was reached case in an effort to show violation by a certain hour.
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Pastor Appears In Court Attired In His Familiar Cowboy Clothes: 1(X) Veniremen Sworn In
of the condemned man’s constitutional rights.
They charge that Hauptmann’s rights were jeopardized by alleged failure to sequester the Jury properly and unauthorized Interference with its deliberations.
Hauptmann was .sentenced to die in the electric chair for a killing during the perpetration of a burg
ORANGE. Tex., June 19.— (AP)—A large number of witnesses came to a packed Orange county courtroom today
lary—the theft of Charles Lind- to testify they did not believe ‘x*»"8h Jr. the Rev. Edgar Eskridge, for-
CITY WILL ASK SANATORIUM
WASHINGTON, June 19.—
(AP)—Asserting the govern ment “must be protected from .racketeering,” Ewing Y. Mit chell—ousted assistant seer I tary of commerce—testified before a senate committee today ! that the Roosevelt administra-; tion had “given” $1,720,000 to the United States lines under
a contract for permanent re- Smoke FrOITI Fire Started tirement of the Leviathan. gy Prisoners Forces
The court R decision l.s expected in September or October.
• Pen Mutiny Broken Without Bloodshed
Roper LLiten* Closely With Secretary Roper listening closely, his Missouri foe repeated _
’ IC«P.'ri.ht, 1935, by Pr».l
Time and wialn Venatbra «.ked ; LANSINO, Kaa. June 19 -A «ore
him to be specific and not go over officers and guards led by
mer pastor of the First Baptist church, could receive a fair trial in this county.
Mr. Eskridge, who is a crack shot with a pistol, is accused of slaying Ed J. O’Reilly, popular Orange police chief, on a downtown street exactly three weeks aco.
J, J. Collins of Lufkin, chief frf the defeme coumel, prepared a brief motion asking that the trial be transferred. He expressed the opinion that the hearing on the motion would last through tomorrow. State's attorneys had called many witnesses in opposition of the proponed venue change.
Planked by aome ot the officers whom he had crltlcla»d from the pulpit in his crusades against vice.
_evidence which is already before Warden Lacey Simpson subdued 3001 _ „ _
i r‘otlng convicUs early today in the InterrUDtlOn Here the "defendant" w^Il^^
ChamDPr Decides To Place He .said he “knew the .shipping mky darknei^s of the Kamsas state ' imciiupuun iicic ih. «w M«nv
d:,4 kin»..» board wa.s a ceaspool of corruption ' prison coal mine and ended a de-|
blQ Tor niegrO nospiiai before he came to Washington, and stnictive 21-hour mutiny. I
-had laid his complaints before the goon the flmt lift load of mutt- i
neers, .sheepish, bedraggled, came to! the surface and marched past a line' huavily aimed pii*on, county and
Abilene will bid formally for the president, location Qi a state tuberculosis san- i The contract entered into by Rop-
atorium for negroes, to be selected ler laat March for laying up tbe ^ ........u,
soon by a committee composed of ; Leviathan, he insisted, presented to highway officers to their cell
Claude Teer of the state board of! Interests headed by P. A. S. Frank-
assummg stut*at ai American In-1 one member of a baiYdlt trio
diali lore Bluff ni^^^ control. Dr. J B. McKnlght. super- i Un. Kermlt Roosevelt and Vincent
uimi iwc. that held up a Poplar Biun nignt ». ________
New NRA Chief
James L. O’Neill was named head of the new version of the NRA. Mueh of the fate of the new attempt to codify business will rest upon the shoulders of this pipe-^moking executive of the Guaranty Trust company of New York. (.Associated Press Photo).
■T know nothing about Shaw. I i.., „jght wa,. shot to death by ' 11,730,000 ^ "an unearned
<m t know why he came to thU otilcere he attempted to ambush ’2? P*« »' » subsidy providing lor
Called Work of Reds;
.100 01 the territory «rved by the -atM hM^a clgrjr Ir™ hS
the jail to the old courthouse. Many residents stood in the court yard to get ft gllmpae of the preftcher.
As the crowd which filled the courtroom ftUj^ gave way la let him
FD Calls Halt On Historical Coins
dqni know wmy ne came to inis officers he attempted «« offir^r
country and I don’t want to say. „ear here early today. His compan- officer,
anything against him,” the defense eluded immediate capture.
attorney said. » _____________
"All I know Is that, Lois was acting in good faith and that she shot Shaw in self-defense at a time when she feared her life,’* Wail concluded.
“The whole affair was a hoax and a con.spiracy from the and Lois knew her sister wrote those notes all the time, "
Watts opened his argument.
He referred to 14 extortion notes, demanding sums ranging up to $3,-(X) from Lois, W'hose widow’ed mother
in 35 minutes the evacuation of Rabotage facts of vandail.sm). District Judge Pat Adams swore m
the 730-foot mine level, where the ^ statement Issued Wednesday approximately 100 veniremen^
oenalties for non-oDrraiton of the occurred, wa.s complete. from the company's general offices Hoilis Klnard red-haired dlstrtet
Decision to file aDnllcatlon for operaiton of the ^ ^ ^^jf guards remain- here attorney who said he would ask for
the sanatorium was made at a ! simi of his attack drew sharn ^ damage ; jn portion.v of the WTU system the death penalty, entered ^ter Mr.
meeting of the chamber of com-: defense from Senators Fletcher (D- ^ convicts* rage. both north and south of Abilene. Eskridge wm sealed and
merce board Wednesday morning, i and White tR-Me) These sen- night-long mutiny i power was Interrupted twice Tiies- smiled at him as they exchanged
when the group also approved a re- ^tors upheld Admiral H. I. Cone' accomplished without injury to day night, from 10 39 to 10-41, *‘’^.“'^5efendant whose boots cow-
port recommending that Abilene shipping boa»-d a subject of . , defendant, whose bools, co
and its territory participate to the Mitchell's criticism. ML I IN V, Page 11. tol. 7
beginning WASHINGTON. June 19.-I/P)- extent of $5 000 in the central ex- committee members, trying to pin
er, Leila, President Roosevelt asked congress Texas Centwnlal ; witness down to specific Instan-
today to stop authorizing coins com- celebration. A member of the board memoratlng historical events be- whose name was withheld, donated cause they jeopardize the integrity ; »* nucleus of the fund.
’ of our coins and cause confusion.” ^ committee^ of ^vcn members.
In letters to the senate banking O" this afternoon, draft-
commiti^ the Dreliden't*^sugBMtîd -*,7 ju.. u. _ Uflh against the 132.000-volt line Of
o Sh-iton, c L, john«.n, .Î* Britain Ready to Talk With:,,., i.x.. E,«tnr «.rvi,., company
ces of “iavoritLsm~ and "graft” in the commerce department, drew from him a statement he had only charged the “appearance of corruption.”
“These records are full of appear-
MORE PARLEY OVER NAVIES
from 10:50 to lO-^.«*
“Wobblles” to Blame H D Austin, district manager, said;
"The interruption wa.s due to a guy wire being cut and pulled over
boy hat and two pistols strapped ftt his belt became familiar sights in this section, wore his boots to the court room.
A stormy scene resulted from ft the 66.000-volt line about three new.spaper photographer s efforts to mlle.s ea.st of Baird bi the long 2.- snap a picture of the militant mln-100-foot span at the B-2 ranch, Ister with .similar acts of .sabotage direct
See COED, Page 11, Col. 8
---------- instead that government medals d* ir'ort;;o“"Tudffe''jQhnT"r^^ ^ Black air and ocean
Bradbury, and Tom K Eplen! reporU and his own
v-i •« « torical Im^rtftnce. president and T. N. Carswell, secre-
Exile In Norway «uSJd nine liiu«‘"o/ m cim chamber of commerce. ; He told of a contract for opera-
^ authorized nine iw^s of W-cent appropriation of $250,000 for -
pieces aggregating 3.00om coins de- establishment of the sanatorium for
Eskridge broke away from Sheriff Pale Brown and Deputy Sheriff E. L. Nance and lunged at the photog-
Trotsky Goes Into
France, Italy and Russia
extending from Eastland to Sweetwater and Interconnecting with our line
"Thl.s is the first act of vandalism
OSLO. Norway. June 19 -,A>. - spite the (^position of the treiusury. ‘
Lwn Trotsky, the modem man Between 1920 and 1930 fifteen issues i.jature and selection of the site
without a country, disappeared to- aggregating 13,000,000 were put out. ^^s placed In the hands of the
day in the fastness of Norway, where he ha; been granted temporary asylum.
With his wife and two secretarie.«»,
Trotsky hastened from O.-^lo to _
H^nefoss, a small nearby town, WASHINGTON. June
after his arrival yesterday by steam- ^exas highway commission bent
Texas Emergency Road Fund Sought
er from Antwerp. Then the entire party was lost to sight Although Trotsky’s visit to Nor-
commlttee headed by Teer The chamber of commerce action followed receipt of a letter from the control board head, asking if the Abilene citizenship would be Interested In securing the institution The Centennial report was pre-
See MITCHELL. Page 11, Col. 6
Injury Is Fatal To S’watcr Tot,
See VANDALISM. Page 11. Col. 7
r<H>\rlKht Bjr Th* Tr»»«
LONDON. June 19 British officials. equipped with the bargaining power of the new naval agreement with Germany, prepared today to a
receive delegations of naval experts Akppofllt W3C08I1 8S from France, Italy and Russia with
See MINISTER. Page II, Col. 6
Sue Western Union For ‘Chain’ Wires
m r%. rwy m whom they expect to discus* the
Struck By Train term.- of a proposed multUaterai
treaty for naval limitation.
Well-informed Britl.->h quarters stated an Inviution for the discussion of such a general pact already
SWEETWATER, June 19/—Opal Kiser, 17-month-old daughter of C
AUSTIN, Texas. June 19 - A’—R B Stanford of Waco today was ap' pointed attorney for the securities
TRENTON, N J . June 19.—(An— Tlie We.stem Union Telegraph Co, was sued today In supreme court for $3.800.000 on the ground it violated gambling laws by sending “chain” telegrams The suit was brought by William
See SANATORll .M. Page 11. ( ol. 5
every effort today to obtain an
emergency allocation of about $2,- _
, 000,000 from the bureau of public _
way wa: o.‘^(emibly for hk health, roads for emergenc> road and bridge Presidential OK Oil tl^ chauffeur of the car in which ^^^k necessitated by »erious floods iiftllf#!«*.
the noted Russian and his party last week-end in Central and South Utilities MeaSUFe
motored to Hoenefoss said ail ap- Texas. i _
John Wood, member of the com-
E. Kiser, Texas and Pacific secUon «on
torrman. dl.d «Hy tjxl.y from In- ^ probably will b, ar.
juries received Tuesday when slir „“L" ____
was stru'k by a Southern Pacific frelglit train, on thr T & P. track.s.
ranged when Capt Anthony Eden, minister for l^eague of Nations affairs. confers with Premier Pierre
peered to be in high spirits
The funeral was to be held this aft- ^aval of France, in Paris on Friday emoon. Despite the clamor raised in the
The little girl wa* knocked down i pYench press over the Anglo-Ger-
division by Secretary of State Ger- p. Zwimer of Merchantvllle as
aid Mann. “common Informer” under the gam-
Stanford formerly was McLennan bllng laws of 1877.
county judge He i.s the son of Under this law the "informer ’ re-j A Stanfoi I. Ju'tlre in the tenth ceive«. one half of the penalties court of civil appeaKs and the county the other half.
WASHINGTON. June 19.- /P»— by the pilot of the ei glne and the agreement. British officials in-
Texas Outlaw Must Die For Abduction
mission, said Thwn«» MacDonald. Approval of the controversial section lengthy train pav-ed on without
touching her again. She received a
which he undciwent an operation
chief of the bureau, toid the com- of the utllitie.*. holding company bill mission and a large group of other providing for eventual elimination Texans yesterday they should flic* of holding companies not in adjoln-an emergency application with the ing territory was voiced today by Tuesday afternoon dlstri«;t highway engineer at Fort President Roosevelt.
Worth, Texas, and it would receive He spoke at a pres cr.nference! fro.m the doorway of the Kiser home
immediate consideratitMi almost at the same time that house j beside tiie railway tracks four mile.-.
Wood said, however, the request Interstate commerce subcommittee; east of Sweetwater
slst the French government offl-clally has expressed neither approv-compound f rture of the skull, for disapproval of the agreement
Kidnaper of Two Paris Cops First Sentenced Under Lindbergh Law
QUIET MARKS ‘JUNETEENTH’
MUSKOGEE Okla . June 19—iT
The firM execution under the NegroBs Pass Up Parade,
Lindbergh kidnaping law waa de-;
creed toda: by Peder? 1 Judge R L. Williams who -'er.:-r,-. ^d Arthur Gooch, "imall tune' Tex-:», and Oklahoma ouMaa to die Friday, Sept 13. for kinr ;plrc two Pan.‘^, Texa ,, offii er>. Itu4 N'->vember The death pe- iiiv wtu, recommended by a Dur»m jury at the close of h s trial on the kld-evst^ng chars'*.
ked if he had anvthing to cay betöre sentence was pa.ssed by Judge Williams, stem jurist who cfiticlzed a Jury tY^o days after Gocch'a conviction for not A'^king death for a bank robbei. Gcoch replied :
*'I think there have been worse crimeü than mine and I don t see
Observe Day Quietly
Although the negro citizenship is paèslng up a down-town parade— for the first time in severai years— the aiMhpnce of negro porters, yardmen and ccoki. from their regular poiits sliould make their employers aware that today is “Junteenth “
Negroes began gathering in informal groups early today for festivities expected to continue far into the night. Many were seen transporting their favorite fruit water-melor —from ¡»tores to sites of gatherings.
Early this afternoon fliev were participating in their first officiel ' event in celebration of the Emancipation day—a barbecua siionsored
had not gone to Texas yet,
YOLNG HO.MAN IMPROVES Miss Opal Stevenson who has been ill at her home on Jeanette street, was reported Wednesday to be improving.
4bll»n^ and vtrinitv K«tr lontght. I Tliurtda., i'»rtl> »-londy
Wt«t Tm*» W>a* ot UKKh mrridtan -Fair loBlgm Tburaday parti, rloud:
Ea*t T»»«» K»»f ftt tooth mrrtdian « Fair ti,flight ThufidHy, par
French fears that Britain's next move will be a bi-lateral air pact Mrs Kiser witnessed the tragedy, with tiermany were ridiculed by
British officials who said "such an idea ha.s entered no ones head here ”
recommended a substitute mea.sure ^ The Southern Pacific trains have it wa.s stated authurliativelv new drastically amending the provl.sion been moving over the T A: P raih devoloprrent . in forming a flve-pow-of the senate bill for abolishing this because of the washouts in the aouth n < «i a
type of holding compunles. i part of the state. Hee NA\ IKK, ^e ^ .
H-S Facultymen Hope Wiggins Will Decline Mines Presidency
SHARPLY INCREASED INTERES'T SHOWN IN FDR-NEW DEAL POli
Dr Dossie M Wiggrns. Hardin- knew his intention, or whether he orou.v wholcsome^dynamic
. ..ady Simmons university siudents dean, had been (Mlvued of his election, gressive. and ^
T»hhp*r»>ur««» has been elected president of thf Last year he conferred with the reg- curriculum revi ion, ^
I“” Texui. College ot Umt: and Metal- ents. at which time also he was of- gret exrj-edmglv to J'“«
n hirgy, m El Paso a branch of the ; fered-and declined tiie post of aa- the Hardin-Suim^ts *
II University of Texax whose regent*: siatant superintendent of El Pawlulty. L
5; took action in aesslon Tuesday at achools ^ larger field of remaining
TO Austin Tribute by President witli his aloM mater,
sy rsr W. ___. _______1 .... - .Among HSU faculfvmen Use fr<k , However it he decides U» accept
Tiie Supreme Court s NRA dJtcl-sion was right i69 to 85«. and Pre»-Ident Franklin D Rorjsevelt Ls losing hi.s hold on the people <78 to 82).
By sharp majoriltes. the people of this section approve of the New Deal «77 to 59 believe the acts of the Rooisevelt administration have been generally beneficial <75 to 57): and they favor the President's re-nominatlon (80 to 58 >
The figures In parentheses are the totals to date in the Reporter-News' rouiKMi poll on tlie New Deal,
Continue ( oupon A yesterday s Repmter announcement said the coupon would be discontinued and the poll terminated 1 ful.” 51 but afternoon mall.s brought in ! flclat”
81 replies, and Wednesday mornmg ■ Ttie President s ^
malls brought 42 more, indicating 5» answered “re». 43 no.
that interest, instead of lagging, is < 1« ühuimt»d
ju,st getting under way For which , mall, the fmst 13 ’ f
rea.son we will print the coupon in were »“tl-Roowvelt Inciudi^ ae -
»# t»,» eii ill One envelope from Putnam. J.
Deal, rural sentiment In favor of it.
Letter* from readers are eiw»ur-aged, but they should be short and to the point Unsigned letters will not be printed
Nummary Of the 103 replie.s received in Tuesday's mails and the first maila Wedn«*aday morning, division wa* as follows:
Supreme Court NRA. decision— 48 answrn^ “right.” 51 "wronf.”
Is FDR losing h 1 • hold — 58 answered “yes," 45 “no.” .. ..,., Do you favor the New Deal? —87 answered “re»,” 42 “no.”
Acts of the administration — 43 answered they have been "harm-55 that they have been “fcene-
several more is.«.ues of the Ftejiofter and Morning News The office tabulator ha.^ noticed
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guest teacher In the sihool of edu-‘ will remain in the ui.siuution. Pres- Mine*, we '.mc «id him cm hl^ way ballot«, clipped from the Re-
2^'cation of the l!niver»ifv of Missis- Idem J D Sandefer voiced that with our pr«.«r* anfl the prediction porter-mainly from Abileniana--
statement- thsi he u,ii t- an outstanding sue- L« predominantlv anti.RooAevelt.
71 .slppl He had not replied early Wed- wish in ti • followiug 'vtatemenf ; that he a ill ••
Dos*ie Wift'gln.' I" >ne of the ah- ceist, as ^ - .. ¡«'w«- presidenf
I»f Wigxiii I- We^t Texa.-. born
. ue-dav afternoon to H tf legram from ,
’ ♦, the Refiorier-News. a.sk -iK if he will; lest educators and admim.stra^rs I . „# ,h# Pan
12 mcm accept the presidency of the College have ever had associated with me and reared h product of the Pan
u* I Mines; and his assor lates on the. in more than 40 year» work in col-
Hardlii-Bimnion* faculty did not i leges. He is young—under ♦D-—vig-
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are preilominantlv while tiio.se cllppied from ti«e Morning News mainly from errltorial subscribers are predommantly pro-Roosevelt. This may indicate that town sentiment Is against the New
en In one envelojie E Spencer. Cisco was the firrt voter to mark a pro* Rooseveil ballot. Here are some excer pts from letters: E C BASKIN. BAU.INOER— "Too much money la being mpm.% fexilliihl} experlmentuii on measure* of doubtful constitutionality while negtectln*; such as tariff reform,
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