Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 20, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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TWISTERS IN WEST TEXAS BRING DEATH TO THREE
Share-Wealth Taxes Stalled
Favmer’s Testimony Highlights Orange Venue Change Hearing
Clara Phillips Leaves Prison
Here Is Clara PhilHps lleft) as she took leave of whcirshe ims spent thflast 12 years; at risht, as she trial In which she was convicted of the affections
Meadows, whom she suspected as »rival for ^
Clara is now 36 years old. Her husband lives in the East. (Associatea
Expected Death Plea Has Created Excitement the Court Is Informed
ORANGE, June 20—<UP)—Testimony of D. W, Ellis. 42. Orange county farmer, that it would be difficult for Rev. C. Edgar Eskridge. 40 to obtain a fair trial on murder charges, was the high point today in the hearing on a motion for a change of venue.
Ellis said that the fact the state was expected to ask the death penalty for E.skridge on charges of murdering Police Chief Ed J. O’Rielly, 41, on a downtown street on May 2q! had caused much excitement and discussion about the case.
This helped to make it difficult to get a fair trial for the accused preacher, Ellis said.
The farmer was one of 20 witnesses, 11 of them Baptists, who were called by the defense at the second day’s hearing on Eskridge's plea before District Judge F. P. Adams to transfer the trial to another county.
The militant Baptist minister was in high spirits when he entered the court room today, but soon became moody as witnesses said the shooting of O’Reilly had caused Orange county citizen* to turn against him so strongly it would be hard to pick a Jury of his peers.
Senate Committee Turns Down Plans In Extending Levies
Proposals to Reduce Làrge Incomes And to Prevent the Strip Emotional Covers^ Concentration of Great Wealth Is Offered To From Case and Offerì Congress In Message of President
Strictly Legal Angle to!
President Laxaro Carden»», aiHtve, Iteeame a virtual dictator of the country in the political crislsi which apparently brought an end to the eight-year-old reign of power of Elias Calie». (A.ssoclated Pre«« Photo).
Dep’t For Crash In Which Cutting Died
SANATORIUM DEAL STUDIED
WASHINGTON, June 20.—<-P)—An assertion that the lives of Senator BroiTSon Cutting of New Mexico and four others killed in a recent airplane crash in Missouri might have _been spared if the commerce de-
Committee Ponders Bid For p“«"’-'"“
•■functioned properly" was made to-Negro Institution ¡day before a senate investigating
committee by Ewing Y. Mitchell, de-
The Abilene chamber of commerce has not committed itself definitely to asking for the location here of a state tuberculosis sani-torium for negroes, it was said Thursday. While the executive board Indicated, in a Wednesday morning se.ssion. that it favored the project, a committee appointed by the board to give further study »aid. "We are open minded and expre?.sions from the cltlzen-
Twenty-seven board members were pre.^ent when the vote was put. It carried without dissent, but several members refrained from voting
Reasons For, Against
Boardmen favoring said it was on the general proposition that Abilene has a larger negro population I about 1,500» than any other West Texas town of its class, and that the city should overlook no opportunity to Increase its facilities and standing a.s an institutional center.
Opposition so far expressed is generally on the ground that location of the sanltorium here would bring in many sick people who could not in many rases support themselves, and would give Abilene the name of being a city of tuberculars.
No one has proposed locating the
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FD Prepares For Week End Journey
WASHINGTON, June 20.—— Pre.'-idcnt Roosevelt cleaned up his buf^v desk today for a week-end journey which carrle.s him tcmlfht to New London, Conn , to wltnesa »rvorrow the Harvard-Yale crew ■
After a day on the Thames river he and Mrs. Roosevelt will entrain f-vf Hyde Park. N Y , to spend Saturday it th- ir home They probably will fto on to New York City for Sunday night dinner at their town house before retuminf to the
posed assistant secretary of the department.
He offered to present proof of his charges of inefficiency in the bureau to the special committee previously appointed to inquire into the cra..h. Turning then to his accusations of laxity in the commerce depart-
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WASHINfiTON, June 20. — (UP).—Attorney General Homer S. fummlnga today promised to make a sweeping Investigation of Ewing Y. Mitchell’s charge« | against the defKirtment of com- ! merce.
ment’s steamboat inspection service.; Mitchell declared there was a “possl- i billty that if the steamship Morro
Defending Texas Champ Takes Opener From Wacoan. 4-3
DALLAS, June 20 —(.ff* -Reynold.s Smith of Dallas, defending champion. survived first round competition today in the Texas Golf association ehamplon.shlp at Brook Hollow by eliminating Jack Speer of Waco. 4 and 3.
Smith, shooting par, turned five up and quickly erased Speer, a former state champion, on the inward trek.
David Goldman of Dallas, a tournament favorite, defeated Murray Samuel of Dallas, 9 and 8. David turned eight up and stopped the match with a par three at the tenth.
Leland Hamman of Paris, last year finalist and current Trans-Mis dssippi champion, was three down to David Mlzzell of Dallas through the sixth but rallied, winning four consecutive holes and survived by winning, 3 and 2.
Lafayette Pranks of Dallas, medalist runner-up, shot two over per for fifteen holes to eliminate Charles Dexter of Dallas, former state and Southern champion, 4 and 3
Results of other championship matches;
O’Harra Watts. Dallas, defeated W S. Drake, Austin, 4 and 2 James McGonaglll. Dallas, defeated Wallace Bostick, Dallas 7 and 8. E. A Pretz, Dallas, eliminated W.
TRENTON, N. J., June 20.—(¿P>— Bruno Richard Hauptmann’s lawyers stripped his case of its emotional wrappings today and presented the core—the strictly legal a.s-pect—to the state’s highest court In an appeal from the Flemington verdict which decreed he must die for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.
To the fourteen judges of the court of errors and appeals, they presented a lengthy brief, citing numerous legal opinions to support their contention that Hauptmann did not receive justice in the crowded. old-fashioned Hunterdon county courthou.se.
To the brief they added. In their appeal, three hours of oral argument, twice the time allotted to the state.
The Hauptmann brief laid its heavie.st emphasis on the charge that the state had wrongfully used varying theories in the trial as to how the kidnaped child met death. The burden of state s evidence, it said, was that the child had been killed when he was dropped from the kidnaper s buckling ladder. Despite this, the brJcf contended. Attorney General David T. Wilentz, summing up for the state, espoased an entirely different theory that Hauptmann had killed the child be-
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WASHINGTON, June 20. (AP)-The senate finance com-mittee refused today to add any of President Roosevelt s wealth tax proposals in approving the house resolution extending $500-000,000 of nuisance and excise levies expiring June 30.
Higher taxes on the wealthy were proposed yesterday by the president in a special message to congress. He asked this action to reduce large incomes and to prevent concentration of great wealth.
Considerable difference of opinion existed as to whether he wanted the program passed this session. There was a clear implication that he wanted most of it enacted before adjournment, but some leading democrats privately opposed this. The senate committee voted to ex- “
tend the nuisance taxes for one year instead of two voted
by the house.
Senator LaPollette <P-Wls) proposed that an inheritance tax and higher surtax and corporation taxes be Incorporated in the resolution, but Chairman Harrison announced
Full text of President Roosevelt’s message to congresa proposing "share-wealth” tax«* will be found on page 3.
Plan to Remove Rangers Altered: McDonald Resents Action
WAGNER BILL PASSES HOUSE
Early Supreme Court Test Expected On Measure
WASHINGTON. June 20—
An early te-,t in the aupreme court of the Wagner Labor Disputes bill, creating a permanent national labor relations board, appeared likely today after its victorious sweep through the house.
Cries of "unconstitutional” were raised time and again during the eight hours of debate yesterday, but in the end it wa* Jammed through without even a standing vote and sent to the senate for concurrence in amendments.
William Green, pre.sldent of the American Federation of Labor, hailed the passage of the bill as a "mag-na charta or labor." He and oilier labor leaders had renewed demands for its passage when NR A, with it* collective bargaining guarantee, was swept away by the supreme enurt
They were confronted by organized groups and some industrialist« who fought its passage through congress. It was generally expected that foes of the bill would take the issue to the highest court
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: the "sentlmenU” of the committee was that the prc^xisal should go through without amendments.
LaFoUette said, however, he would renew his fight on the senat« floor.
It was Indicated the committee majority would oppose the amendments on the floor.
Harrison expressed the belief the president’s program could not be put into shape for passage this session.
He also said the president did not want his new tax program to interfere with the nuisance Ux proposal extemslon.
I The committee, on motion of senator Gore iD-Okla) voted to extend the nuisance and excise levies and four tariffs for one year .
Harrison said the one year extension was voted because "it is hoped that conditions will improve BO much that we won't have to extend the taxes more tlian one year.
The president’s recommendations for new taxes also entered into the decision for a shorter extension Harrison said.
Committee members felt the question of another year's extension could be conslCiered next along with the tax proposal.
Hamson said action on the president’* recommendations was up to the ways and means rommlttee of the house but he felt it would be "impossible to do anything with them this session.
La Follette notified the committee he would oiler amendments on the floor to carry out the president s recommendations, but he said I don’t believe the senate U going to act specifically or adopt a program without more serious consideration ”
AUSTIN. June 20. -'/T —Plans to remove Ttxns ranfier.«; from guard duty over record;, of the agriculture department were altered today and the guard continued at the requqest of J. E. McDonald, commissioner of agriculture, and the chairman of a legislative inve.stlg iting committee.
Repre.sentatlve E. E. Hunter of Cleburne, chairman of the committee sent the rangers to the dej»art-ment two day.n ago pending an audit of the department records. The ccnnmlttee is investigating charges of official misconduct by McDonald.
Adjutant General Carl Nc bitt said that becau.se he needed the rangers for other duty he proposed to remove them Irom the department, but changed his plans after
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CO-ED DRAWS 30-DAY TERM
Sentence Penalty For Shooting Chinese
Ethiopia Appeals Again to League
GENEVA, June 20 —i/P—Ethiopia todHV api>euled again to the League of Nations against Itnly.
The Africsn empire’s communication invoked article 10 of the league covenant under which member.s of the league are pledged to re.spect the territorial integrity of other natlon.s
Ethiopia .suggested that a neutral commission be »?nt to the frontier of Ethiopia, where Italy claims anti-Italian incidents have taken place,
TAHI.EQUAH. Okla., June 20 — i/P; -Thirty days In jail is Mis* Lois Thomp;on’.s penalty for firing two bullet; Into Daniel Shaw, yoimg Chinese da--¿mate «lie pursued aero-*« the Northeastern Oklahoma Teachers college campus March 27 to begin a bizarre "extortion note” m.vstery.
The co-ed did not betray her wonted stolcl&m when the jury’« verdict wa.v read in dLstrlct court last night, but her famlly'.s condol-ence.s soon brought tears. The jury had set the penalty in convicting her on a charge of a.<=aault with Intent to kill,
Shaw was not present In the old courtroom After watting several hour.s to hear the verdict, he had left in mid-afternoon for Honolulu to vlstt relatives and "regain my health complete."
The girl win he .ventenced Mcaiday by Judge O H P Brewer W. W. Miller, chief defense coun-
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Secret Ballot to Name Rotary Head
MEXICO, D F. June 20.—oPt—A .seeret vote for the pre.sidency of RcAary International started today, with two nomtnee.s. Ed R Johnson of Roanoke, Va,. first vice presl-
Rail Yardmaster Drops Dead as Blow Nears; Heavy Property. Crop Damage on Plains
Two tornadoes in West Texas Wednesday night added to the toll of life and property damage that unusual weather conditions have been piling up in various sections of the state.
At Big Spring a twister contributed to the death of B. T. Franklin, a Texas and Pacific yardmaster, who died of heart disease as the gale swept into the town from th® northeast, damaging many buildings, unroofing the East Third Street Baptist church and demolish-ng two homes. Thre'j persons injured were in 'uñe hospital today.
Man and Wife Victims Near Ralls on the South Plains, W. T. (Bob) Enster, 60. and hi* wife. 55. were vlctim.s of a tornado that demolished Jheir Cap Rock community home. He was killed Instantly. and Mrs Ea.ster died of her Injuries as an automobile carrte<J her to Lubbock.
Porsan. 17 miles south of Big Spring, was battered by the blow a« it wore Itself rni a 30-mlle path through that area.
The Injured at Big Spring wera Mrs. R W. Ganue, about 55, her son Rrner, and William Doven-spike, a roomer in the Ganue home. The twister, bearing down on tha Wright addition near the Sprite h\r\)ori.' razed theih hom^ R. W. Ganue. in the garage, was removed from the wreckage of that .^tructura uninjured.
The Joe Wood home next door also wa,s demolished, but none oí the family was at home.
Franklin, standing in a window of the ticket office at the T. & P. station at Big Spring, fell dead a« he watched the cloud approach. Windows Blown Out Check of the downtown area showed that more than a dozen plate glass window.s were blown out, including the windows of tha Big Spring Herald.
The twister was followed by hail and rain, which added slightly to
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to examine the aiiuatlon and re- i dent In 1933-34, and Donato Gam-
port to Geneva
A prevtous appeal bv Ethiopia wa.s made under article 15 of the covenant. providing for tiie settlement of international di.-'juite« by arbl* tratlon.
inara of Montevideo. Uruguay, pre.s-ent first vice prc.Mdent The result will be annouiw ed tomorrow
More than 5.400 delegates—far ex-( i I (ling expectation; have registered for the annual convention.
n OUDY Orv (' •rtBom?t#r W«t th*rmonri«<«r Rrlativ# humidity
ended in fire at sea with the loss .• ^^jgy Texarkana, 5 and 3. of a number of lives, "there might; Billy'spencer. Dallas, beat Dees mi have been a disaster." | McOgnnott. Waco, 6 and 5.
Tommy Cochran, Dalla.s. beat Dr. E. W. Robbins, Austin, 6 and 4
Previously, the ou.sted official had Implied to the senate investigators 1
that as a result of his complaint. Schumacher. Dailas. beat Hap
two officials of the shipping board j ^jaastngill. Port Worth, 1 up.
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had been forced to rc ;ign.
Asked why he didn’t "do >ome-thlng" about the conditions of which he now complains. Mitchell said. “I was as much ignored as if I hadn't been in the department. I was ostensibly in charge but I had no power. It was known I had no authority. But I can present memorandum after memorandum to show
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Tuscola Child Is Hospital Patient
Alda Marie Blackwood, 11-year-old daughter of O E Blarkwcxid of Tuscola, had minor surgery at the West Tex»“ Baptist sanitarium Thursday. R J Vln.son who lives on the Nugent route also had surgery, and Mrs, V E Poste'.'. 1633 North 2nd street, was to undergo an operation this afternoon Mr« Cecil McOrlif of Trestt •oterod for miklU
Jack Munger of Dallas, medalist with 36^33- 69, wa; eliminated by Joe Bailey, Jr., of Dallas, 3 and 2. Square at the turn. Bailey dropped
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Abilene Man Is Injured In Crash Near Breckenridge
N. J Whetstone, Abilene man injured in an automobile accident near Bre( kenrldge last night was in a serious condition at a hospital there Thursday.
Mrs W'helstone. accompanied by her brothers, Camilla and Jim Hanks went to Breckenridge when notified nf the accident Mr Whetstone received a lung puncture and other Injurle.s according to word received here b Mrs 8 J. Hanks, his mother-In-la'v He was en route home from near IHil-1*», where he had been for the past three weeks.
Conference Fight Ahead F or Security
____ — „ n,,,,| iimnTC CLARK AMENDMENT TACKED
INEW DEAL POLL AGAIN CLOSE W .IlftN IN'. 1 ON BEFORE SENATE PASSAGE
NEW DEAL POLL AGAIN CLOSE MORNING BALLOTS FAVOR FDR
The Reporter-New s’ poll on the , 105 ”ye«. ' 94 "no.”
Hv* Deal was agam close Thurs-dav with receipt ol ballots in morn-lug mails These generally favored Ptf'.stdent Roosevelt and his program at a ratio of about two to one, m c^rtrast with an adverse ratio of three to one revealed in Wednea-dev afternoon replies The complete count to date, In-<|uding 'Fhursday morning repUe«. fives the following composite liupreme Court decision—HI have •mswered it was "right." 84 that it waa “wrong
1« EUR loaing his hold on the people? 120 “yes. 85 i.'>
IJo you favor the New Deal?— 102 "yes," 95 "no '
A-ta ®f the lulintnistraWon — 89 “h»r.aful." 102 "beneficial The Prealdent'a reiionn’ uiU«!
Excerpts from K»me of the ters received with ballot W G BILLINGSLEY, JAYTON— "The New Deal was the be«t thing that could be done at the time, a-the republican party had pulled a* down to slavery by working through the money powers of the north. I don’t think any man could have done a better )ob than the President has done ’’ c. V. JONES. BAIRD—"I am a democrat, but I say, give us another Calvin Coolidge A government should liv.- within its income Just as an u.dlvidual, and when the expenditures exceeded the revenue It mean« bankruptcy for the individual.
in- Mrs. Waley’s Major Role Indicated By Report of Grand Jury
CLARK amendment TACKED
ON BEFORE SENATE PASSAGE
Job Insurance Would Reach Nearly 25.000,000 People; Would Help Aged as Early as Next Month
WASHINGTON, June 20 — — entails the large.st tax program ever
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Though President Roosevelt's gigantic ¿.iK'lul .security program ha* now passed both houses of ccmgre««, one major controversy remain» to be fought to a finish
Brushing aside scattered crtt»« of "unconstitutional!" the senate ap-roved the bill yesterday, 76 to 8, but t*efore It did so. it tacked on the Clark amendment under which pension system» set up by private concerns would be -xempt from the taxation provided in tlk* measure.
8o the bill now must be threshed over in a conference of senators and representatives to see what «hall be done about this and «orne other amendment*. Aside from theae change« the giant lUMaiire. which |
swept through congre.vs, is generally in the form in which the Roosevelt administration de.siiv.s it
Senator Clark (D-Moi. author oi the exemption measure, contended, with other senators, that if com-panie.s with approved private pensions systems had to bear the federal taxes, the private »yrtems would be destroyed Then, they .said, if the suprenw* court should kr.ock out the government plan, the workera wcrtild be without any protection.
Some friends of the Roofevelt measure airswered that the amendment would destroy the federal «y»-tero They contended that employ -
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