Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 21, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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^éjinÒNL!V. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIOAY, JUNE 21, 1935 SIXTEEN PAGES
(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News)
NUMBER 206Move Pastor’s Trial to Houston
10 Start Statewide Road Program In 30 Days DHERMIHE TO
Terrific Windstorm Injures Six At Muskogee
Six nersons were injured and a number of buildings destroyed when a violent windstorm struck Muskogee. Okla. The scene above shows what was left of the Sondheimer Hide & Fur company building in whieh four persons were injured. (Associated Press Photo).
Victim of a brutal a.ssault. Mildred Hallmark, 19, below, was found dead In a ditch near a Peoria, III., cemetery four blocks from her home, her neck broken and her fare and head l.iceratfd. **cHc’e believe the gin was wavlald as she left a rtreet car. They sought a former Peoria man, who recently escaped frcm a Detroit hospital.
Twisters Add to Damage Inflicted By Floods In Four States
Sweeping Defense of Commerce Dep’t Made By Secretary
Way Open Immediately to Expenditure of Third of That Sum; Appeal To Texans to End Dole
WASHINGTON, June 21.—
(AP)—Harry Hines, chairman of the Texas highway commission, predicted today that actual operations on a state-wide road improvement program would start in about 30 days.
He said he expected the bureau of roads to submit to him today a definite plan of organization covering both main and secondary highways and added the commission ought fo approve it In a few days.
‘•Then, actual operations ought »/> start in not more than 30 days, be-■ cause we have an efficient engineer-! Ing corps and we have a great many I projects ready to go.” Hines .said. "I feel that this delegation’s trip to Washington hai- been immensely worthwhile, partly because we happen to be on the ground when the problem of determining the ratio
Venue Change Is Granted
WASHINGTON, June 21.--(.¿Pi— fused to act on business put before of material.^ to labor arose and we , Making a sweeping defense of the to handle, he added : kicked the ball for all states as well ^
commerce department against ... roorot that ho nirt ours,"
-charges of his ousted assistant, P ^ He said his e.stimate that Texas
KANSAS CITY. .Mo.. June 21. — Ewing Y. Mitchell, Secretary Roper appreciate the objectives involved ^ould receive close to $250.000.000:
,UP.—Torv>;:d>.>‘s today added to the accused Mitchell of but was willing to wreck,, the public from, the work-reUef fund of $4,-
de.struction cavaitl by flood» in the , ojbfctrurtive tactics which srrvi''e through c^^ges bastxl chief- 860.000,000 wis b».'Pd on “a r mi-
mlddle west. y ■<«. »rmuo « log jam ’ o* . in i ... ,iois ia..? svisi^lon.s.” ; mon calculation by competent sta-
Communlfies in v;xlahoii1à. the department. Roper denied that President tlstlcians" and rrmarked he hoped
y iri, Kansa.s and Nobrai^ka. some ; cabinet member appeared be- Roosevelt had anything to do with a $100.000,000 highway improvement ;
of them experiencing flood ?ondl- senate commerce commit- the retirement from service of the and grade crossing elimination pro-
tions approafhiiif. In extent tee personally to answer the depos- United Statc.s liner Leviathan, ship- gram could be evolved,
of three weeks ftgo. were visited by as.sl.stant secretary's accusations ping board permission for which “The bureau of road« allocation high winds tlvat left property and inefficiency and graft in the de- was said by Mitchell to have re- and Texas’ contributions will let usj
crop dama’;ea In their trail. partment. suited in a government “gift’’ of $1.- .start shortly on a program to put ; -
In the Jopha. ^îo., area two per- Reading from a prepared state- 725,000 to the United States Lines. 15,000 men to w’ork on a program p r î w n f p Pnll Infiic.StP*« sons lost their ll”*“! and two were de-scribed Mitchell as a The .secretary said this action was of about $35,000.000 to $40.0CK).000.’’ t
Injured. Prc^rty ui^e was great. because fear.s were felt for he continued. "There are .several j HoldiDQ DOmpBIUGS
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Mrs. Mert Hurtter^of Duncweg was ppj-gnipnt” who was "prone to treat its safety and becau.se the company other channels through which I am j killed when lightning struck her yumor or unsupported state- had agreed to put a new ship into
ome, and Ed;:ar Hottle. ment as true."
ton hand, lost hi Ing logs knocked water while he worked to loosen Jam at a bridge near Racine.
Frank Peter.s find Charles Harne
„„ _______ service.
life when float- committee members listened sym- "The president did not initiate him into deep pathetically—In contra.st to their i my action in Hying up the Levla-^ critical attitude toward Mitchell m ^ than.” he declared.
his appearance on the stand—as The cabinet member denied also
Secretary Roper earnestly declared ' that "outside influences ’ were re-
were hurt when a dairy bam near investigated all charges i sponsible for Mitchell's removal. In-
Neosho was demolished by w’ind. jj "irregularity ’ in his department stead, he .said, repeated complaints
and taken action where it was jus- of Mitchell's "inactivity" impelled
tlfied. him to obtain a better qualified man
A.sserting that Mitchell had re- as a.ssistant .secretary.
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May Be Saved
WASHINGTON, June 21.—(UP)—I tions for the current fiscal year Senate progrcf^aves of both parties had exceeded $1,000.000.000 for the today determined to force President * 1932.
Roosevelt's tax redistribution pro-! ,, . . ' „ ___
gram to an early vote despite the ’ ^ay income tax collections were
lukewarm attitude of admlnlstra- *24.835,336 69. a gain of $1.050,-tlon leaders toward action this ses- j 393.20 over the previous correspond-vijon. Ing period. Further heavy coliec-
, Senators Burton K. Wheeler. D.,' tions during the first 18 days of
After DA’S SurDriSe An- Mont , and Robert M. LaFoUette, June brought revenue above the bU-
Prog.. Wls., were among the leaders lion dollar mark. nOUnCemGnt of no More »f » bio® fighting to piuss the pro- income tax collections so far to-
. gram this summer. They claimed tal $1.024,964,644.34, giving promise
EvidenCG support from both republican and that revenue from this source will
_____ democratic colleagues. exceed the budget estimate of $1.-
nVANnv Tav T««« 01 LaFollette Intends to offer the 051,000.000.
UKANGK, lex., June «1.— Roosevelt program of higher levies The bureau of Internal revenues (UP)—The murder trial of the on large private fortunes and cor- statement shows May tax collections Rev. C, £dgar Eskridge, 40, ixiratlon incomes as an amendment: totaling $206,676,525.58, a gain of who shot Police nhiof Ed T to til® pending resolution extending $12,382.932.42 over May 1934. Gov-n’PoHW ^ I « wr ernment receipts for the fiscal year
0 Reilly to death here on May, Regular democratic leaders op-jto date total $3.579,443,119.35 as 29, was transferred today to ptwed this course and expre.s.sed con-' against $2.988.718.579 93 at this time the court of District Jndffe fldence they could deteat It. They a year ago.
Langst™ 0, at Houston, want u, drier action
nutricf F Iiicnme Tax Over RilUoii. 923.827.33. Tobacco tax collections
District Judge F. Pat Adams poUoviing closely Pre.sldent Roose-1 were $41,725,953. up $1.860,029. May
granted a defense motion for a ypR.g message recommending heav- j collections of manufacturers’ excise
1 change of venue after a parade of ler taxes on wealth the treasury an- taxes were $33.292,707.70, a gain of i wltne.sses testified at a hearing that nounced today Income tax collec- $1,681.(W8.96 over May of last year.
1 It would be impossible for the cru-.sadlng Baptist minister to get a fair trial in his home town.
Fskridge, a large man, smiled w hen Judge Adams announced his ruling and said Houston wa.s a "fine t>lare” for the trial.
Judge Adam.a ordere«! Sheaiff W.
Pale Brown who wa.s the object of a pulpjt attack by Eskridge before the .slaying, to tranafer Uie minister to the Harris county jail “forthwith.” but the officer would not reveal when he Intended to make the tiip.
¿^krkige. clad in fancy '‘cowboy” boots, puffed a long cigar.
“I have lot.s of friends in Hoiw-ton,” he said In a pulpit tone, “fine citizenry, fine cla.ss of people. I know they will try me fairly and Impartially on the law and evidence More to Say at Ilousrton "I’ll have more to .say when I get to the Houston jail—whenever the.se 'laws’ decide to bring me over," he told newspaper men nn he smiled and nodded toward Deputy Sheriff Elugene Nance.
‘ They re getting kind of tired of
Fix Relief Offices As WPA Quarters
Fundamental Principles To Govern Projects Laid Oown By Officials
AUSTIN, June 21.—(J - -State relief officials announced today county relief offices would be the point
of contact for .sponsors of I C, flf
progrr.vs administration projects un- | ruiimmeill U I
til local WPA offices were e.stabllsh- j
Bixm.Hors of projects could be any autliorlzed governmental agency, such as a .state, cininty. city, village or town.ship. Unofficial groups could coot>er«te
Threat Hinges On Rome Visit By Captain Eden
WASHINGTON, June 21 —(A’.~A Vrlvate poll of the house Is report-
Rotary President ed to show that adminl.stratlon leaii-
__ers lack some 40 vote.s In their light
„ _____ _ ^ Stafe officials said
me. I keep them awake too late at | principle» in determining eligibility , night playing jazz music on my i of projects would incluae. |
radio,” I Projects must be il) useful: <2» |
Tlie minister picked up a news- ' of a nature by which a large part ,
Mrs. Juanita Daniels suffered juries when part of her hou.se at Joplin collap.sed in the wind. i
Joplin was in darkness for a time last night when flying timber and i trees broke the power lines of the i Empire District Electric company ^ which serves the tri-state area.
A severe hall storm crippled livestock In central Nebraska and Kansas. It was accompanied by a near gale which damagod wheat. .
Flood condition.s continued in the tXpUlSIOn Republican river valley of Nebraska and Kanbas.
Rain threatened at Concordia,
Kan., where the Republican river was only six feet below the early
MAY OUST SON TRADE STILL OF FD TONIGHT GOING UPHILL
From Office Of Young Demos Sought
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Aimee Planning to Wed Fourth Time
DALLAS, June 21.—i^Ti-Elliott Roosevelt, the president's son, wa.s on the carpet today In Texas politics.
But as one clique prepared to .seek Roosevelt’s removal from the office of first vlce-pre.sldent of the Texa.s Young Democratic club. John L. .McCarty, state president, .said he "didn't .see any occa.sion for ‘argu-
LOS ANGELES. June 21.—iUP> —
Sister Almee Semple McPherson ment’ at present.
MEXICO. D. P.. June 21 (A’» - ^
The election of Ed R. Johnson. Roanoke. Va.. to the pre.-tdency of ^ Rotary International tor the ensu- j ing year wa.s announced today at the final plenary session of the Rotary convention Johnson succeeds R L. Hill. Columbus. Mo., to the chief executive office of the international organization.
A convention official state^ that
_the successful candidate received
n..., £» about twice as many votes from the
Dun & BrSuStrSGt S VV66kly a.«<,embled delegate.s as his opixin-
Ronnrt Fnrniirnninn * Donato Gamlnara. Montevideo, neport tncouraging Uruguay, the first Bouth American
-ever to be nominated for the po.st.
NEW YORK, June 20.—'A‘ —Fur- - ---------- ----
iher indications of an advance in ; Plans Prize For trade this week were noted today in !
Dun Si Bradsireefs weekly review of
bu.sines.s and indiLstry. '
"Strengthened by the further hOR ANGEi,ES.
: widening of merchandise dbtrlbut- Col. William f^terwood oil • ing, the surprl-sing .^ability of man- real estate operator of Dali« ufacturing ojierations, and the ac-
to pass a bill calling for the com- j pulsory abolition of ‘ unnece.ssary" ■ public utility holding companies.
Agaln.st Pre.sident Roosevelt’s wnJies. the hovist* inter-state commerce committee has approved pro-vlslons which would give the securities comnii.s ion permi.ssive authority to require dissolution of the holding companies instead of making their abolition by 1942 mandatory.
House leaders plan to continue the drive for the holding companies’ “death sentence" on the floor, but were rco irted to have become dh-
ROME. June 21.—<41—The Italo-Ethinpian dispute raised again today the question of the future of the ! .eague of Natlon.s, with the burden of an answer apparently
falling on Britain’s captain Anthony Eden
*— * ... t i.K«r Well-informed source« said that
paper which had a plclure of him of expenditure,s would ne lor moor Raly carries out her virón the front page He chuckled ; wages; <3i promise uUimaie return ^0 qvpt the league may
“See me looking at the birdie,” he of h < oiiblderable projKution of the ¡ oq Captain Eden’s forth-
ehuekled. "Darned if 1 don’t lo<*k ; co.st to the trea3Ui*y; (4i available : vi.slt to Rome and his con-
llke the lawyer, and If my lawyer * for immediate conbtructlou; i5> of vcrsatlon.s with Premier Benito
— • such nature to give prelerence to Mu.sHoltnl
bre FSKIIIDGF, Page 12, t'ol I relief labor; <6» in relation to the High quarters expre.ssed a belief
number of workers on relief rolls in that Italy would follow Japan, Oer-
speciflc area.s, and <7i planned to many and Paraguay out of the
remove from reli<>f rolls to work on league if the eoimcll attempted to
h projects or in private employ- ! intervene in the Italo-Ethloplan
Four Inlured In Shooting Scrape
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DALLAS, June 21 man wa.s near death today and two others were wounded as a re.sult of a shooting among residents of a "squgtter camp” in K;ihi D.tllas late yaguerday.
William H Dollar 23. the one mo,st seriously hurt, underwent an oiiemtion to remove a bullet from f)v the result , of the poll j his abdomen. Olile, 32, his brother, rnhers Th** "dea*)i ‘eri- sufR-fd wound;; In both arm?< and
in th? .scalp A stray bullet struck Jose Cullisir, 81, in the leg
t thJ tnaïimum number of per- ' dispute on the ba.sts of an Ethio-r ‘.ñ" hi" rr™ Sme uZ ! not, ,v«t.rd.y to
(TTPi —fine i »«ns In th«‘ shorte t po.H — , ,
i projerlh previously submitted J'în
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One Killed, Four Hurt In Wild Riot
.said today he was consldcriiig a compli.vhment of the major read- prlase for a non-stop flight «round
Phil Overton, Dallas attorney, and leader of a group described as standing staunchly behind states’ rights, said he would present a resolution to the Dallas club tonight a.sklng removal of Roosevelt from the office.
He said favorable action on the move would force the resolution before the state executive committee | At Dalhart McCarty expressed lit- j tie concern over the situation. • “I do not see occr.sion for argu- j ment until all members of the ev-ecutlve committee meet next month,” he said "The shates’ rights Isime was plainly settled by résolu- |
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Overtime Parkers Asked To Report
Within Five Days
If you get a ticket for over-time bama Power company, after they parking, make your appearance In had railed at the Arant home at corporation court within less than reoueat. five days.
* rant, taken to the Montgomery Beginning Monday. dehiiquert ' utv luil, had not broken his sil- ticket holders will be sent for, Wy-ence an-J declined to di.scu.ss the lie Caffey, city attorney, announced shooting. No warrant had been ^ Friday,
sworn out against him. The faml-1 Barely one-third of the drivers
lie' -both prominent—were believed who receive "tokens" for violation to be the b' ‘i of friends. Norman of traffic regulations have been tp-aas a dtugglsL i pearing promptly, Caffey said.
Hutton is planning another ro-mantle adventure, the Unled Press learned today. I
Husband-to-be-No. 4. according to , whi.spers from Sister Aimee s Ange- : lus Temple, is Homer Rodcheaver, former ‘ ingmg master for Evangelist Billy Sunday and widely known Chautauqua lecturer, ;
■ So that's starting already is it?" ; smiled the blonde evangelist as she returned from her world tour. “I’ll just have to say I won t answer any questioas about marriage."
Mystery Shrouds Alabama Slayings
PORT DF POSIT, Ala , June 21.-,4>i„My.stcry today .'ihiouded the motive for the .slaving last night of Mr and Mrs. John ,E. Norman whose bullet riddled Ixidles were found in the front yard of E N. Arant. local manager of the Ala-
justment.s which had constituted a dtsturblng factor in recent weeks,
“Such a flight Is ju^t a.^ p<* sible
trade now reveals more indication.s as it is for me to walk to i;c- corner,” said Easterwood. who i; do-
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nated several other aviation prizes.
RURAL RESETTLEMENT READY FOR ACTION UNDER TUGWELL
Organized In Four Divisions to Move Farmers To More Productive Land: FD Warns Against Politics
WABHINOTON. June 21 — A*»—* White House ye.stcrdav thfd "wc Rexiord G Tugwell. undcr.vfcretary : cannot, must not and < ill i.<<t let of agriculture, today organized ht.x polities enter Into tin- v.oik rural re.settltment a<lu4ni.'>iiation» “You who are la te tfi;<\ ’ he into four divisions tor a :ob which said, “are entrusu-d widi ttie duty will Indui p moving man> farmers to j of bringing not only m-v* hope but prodnctlve land.
hearti‘n< of the
tence” pr f . i.^ion pas.ncd the senate only by a c-aip-vote margin.
The r ■. uiprce committee was (Riled into s..‘Sion agdn tcxlav to act on tiiP remaining two points in the Ion controverted legislHtion. Indlretin; ' v,« re that the measure would he o oorted to th»‘ hou.se Saturday fiii 'orr ideratlon early next week
The two are the },■ ties and t settl.ig f' ulating ill mea.surf“ '. of hold 11 eorporat. i
EUREKA, Calif.. June 21.—<A’j— One unldenltfied man was killed, two others were crilleally wounded and four police off leers, Including
nail., polir, r.for.1, r.v..M thai th. líoll.r brothers both are lor- * ’*«*< .t . KO*«*« Lumber
mer convicts Napoltcm Bonaparte (Curly» Roach, 49 made a statement to polie# In which he said he fired after
rompany mill here tcxiay.
Outgrowth of the protracted Pacific const workers strike, today’s confllrl, Chief MUlctleld said, atart-
' in.'' vet to be n(»proved Olire for InxiliR Utili-i.invuage to be used in I'li.'pes.s’ jioll^v in ref-I s As now written, the , d .‘•ubject 1.5 per cent cnmpnnv dividends to line level*.
lieing atiftf ked by the Dollar broth- «<1 when a group of picket.^ aought ers in hi .»hack. He said he knew of to prevent the 300 mill employe.^ no reu »n for their action. Irom going to work
With hr" tlfty .Slate re.etticment diverloi Tuuwell was unot'r in
struction.'' bv President Hoo.'.evelt to "see to If that the future rural population ■ fume out ol hone where they hiue been able to live and grow uiKi' T proper conditioi s, according to adtiquate, American
In u.sin.; the $100.000.WO .set aside for thi.s rmrpcse, tiie president told I the state leaders gaUiered at the
a new program into t),e u\e^ of a great many thou.sonu <■! iiimilles." He added, however, Unit onl.v an average of 11,143 ro old b»- nN*nt on each family Tlesldes "takliu.' :'U'l • ;»U)g' di»«
tre.s.sed families ott relit î rolls, Mr. RfMisevelt said an-’ht: objective
would be to “devon- nu>- i >;<d resources to their hlghc'.t u «' for this generntinn .» ii tor future
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NEW MEXICO THROWS ALL ITS RESOURCES INTO TOURIST HUNT
Convinced Quartet Has Never Lelt ‘Badlands.’ Governor Orders State Oflicers, National Guard to Area
Soon afterward It was announced I that Fden will come to Rome early \ next week after his Pari« visit.
Captain Eden’s journey to Rome originally wa.s planned for a dlacua-slon of naval and air Issues with Mur.sollnl, but authoritlattve aources said thev would al.'<o confer on the East African brirder controversv Thctr dl5cu,*sion" were expe*''ted to center on the section.s of Ethiopian notes to the league invoking Article XX of the covenant, pledging mem-b(*rs to res;>ect the territorial Integrity of other members, and Article IV, providing for .settlement of dia-pute.s by arbitration
SmTER FIRE LOSS IS $5,000
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SANTA FK N M . June 21 — d'P' --The f.tii’-- o' ’^cw' .Mexico texhiv threw all * f' "urccs ol lu. (xillce and natloi,..: vi.irU into an aUemiit
to solve t!' * I toutiais"
*“ Search I'" IxiriUA hikI Heberei <<: In a dczert :
I hr y were ego. CiiS.e-Gov ch :• dirtccted U-tensive in lndlcat»'i tu
¡ (;t'.e of the miitsim;
Mi Hiid Mr.s OeoiiM-M: and Mrs. Albt rl
M.f.r bodli s renten d 1.nt rn Vaughn, where , I it;x»rted a month < lur-s exainin* d bV VI ho P« : "iii.lr.
■ it nil the mo.',t ‘ ‘.n’A Mexico’» hi , iv.o couples probubh-
were rotmeo nud n.urdered,
lnf.1 M«v Mr and Mr" lyiiiu-s ,aud tht Ht.^ieio left thfii home».
,:i i-iii't St Imilfi, 11! , nnu started lo their autoinoiu!«- U) hte the cduntrs They hafi d'overted their inonev into travelers’ cht t ks The trail of check." siiowed the t( uri'U'. motored through T« x»» into New Mexico, '1 ne morning of .'viivy 22 tli* V left Vanzhn for Albu-(, icKjue They never reai lied the iit'ler cltv Hfhitives became alarmed when '(•.<r.d days (la.sscd with no word II 'III tlie littieifr" Officers were a. bci lo look for ttaun Detectives . u(; i fiieck." i>earing the forged iwiiAtures of the touri.sts had been a hed al El Paso, Texa#. and at
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Morning Blaze Takes Toll In Auto ‘Storage Plant
SWEETWATER, dune 21 -Damage e.stimated at more than $5.0(W wa« caused early today by fire which broke out at 4 4.5 a. m. In a building at 311 Elm street owni'd by H. B. Allen and occupied by Miller Brother.« Tire company and Allen Storage.
Ttie flames broke out In the center of tnc budding, next to the tire stock The plat e *^s closed tightly and flames were confined to the In-' tcrior. The lower iKirtlon of the ceiling WH« parti;, burned and heat became .so inten.se steel beam-s were melted
Floyd Underwfxxl. 28. an employe ! who waa sleeping m the place was nearly suffcK'ate«.i He escajievl by ; breaking gla»s In a ventilator at the
About 30 cars in overmgi;'. ."Wrafe were damaged Ui some t \ieut by smoke and gioN» wmdow?: and windshields rracktsd One of them wm a ne'v Pontiac owned by Mr MiUtr. who estimated his loaa at 15,000,