Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 27, 1935, Abilene, Texas
iEije Abilene Bailp ^^eporter“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron
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NUMBER 210Law T0 Guard Money Policy Asked
Wood^s Plea Outlined As State Rests
Death Hour Near For Eva Coo
With the hour of her execution tonight In Sine Sing death house drawing ne.ar, Mrs. Eva Coo. (below), convicted for the “insurance murder” of Harry Wright, handyman at her roadhouse, was reported near collapse. Her blond hair grayed, she had lost nearly 30 pounds, and complained of intense headaches. Her only hope was executive clemency. (Associated Press Photo).
Keys Fly Past Old Endurance Record; New One ‘Certain
DREAD BLACK WIDOW SPIDER A MUCH MALIGNED OLD GIRL;’ BITE KILLS ONLY BOY FRIEND
Life is like tiiat. Some writer .somewhere recently put out a piece that the bite of the black widow
RpliPVP^ FpW Trvinn Tn invariably fatal. It was
DCIItJVtJb rtiW liyiliy \ U reproduced, and newspapers and
Exploit the Public For u,. d.«u»,o„.
Wholly Speculative Pri-
vate Profit about U. and everybody Is keeping
_a wary eye out for the black widow
WASHINGTON, June 27.— u k .
« -J * 1 So that you may know, here is an
President Roosevelt to- actual photo (by the McCormick
MERIDIAN, Miss., June 27.—-(UP)—Two small town .Mississippi broth-
-ers, Fred and AI Key. at 2ilZ% p. m. today equalled the five year old
iA/itnoCQAC In RmvA/n\A/nnH official endurance flight record of 553 hours, 41 minutes, set by the
¥VIineb5»eb m Diownwoou Hunter brothers, John and Kenneth. Their plane, the “Ole Miss” was
MlirHor Trial Qqw \J\n functioning perfectly and the fliers were confident of establishing a new ' '
RnUrUcr I rial way vie* record at 3:12'^. They said they planned to stay up “a couple of weeks day asked COngresS tO OUtmW Co., Amarillo) of the female canni-
♦ + Dorl Or more” If they could. all further SUitS against t he bal called “widow” because .she j
Iim S ncPUTallOn Dau^ —--- ----- o-nvernTnPnt hnsArl nr% ahrnn-a makes a meal of the male after i
n 4 ^ 47 rv ^ MERIDIAN. Miss.. June 27.—(UP* its undercarriage and assembling it, government based on abroga- approximate- i
DetGndant S bOOd two barnstorming brothers who with their own hands, they made tion of the gold clause in fed- jy spider to coal j
-started out three years ago to “have sure of everything but the weather, eral securities. black on the upper side, like a big |
BY WENDELL BEDICHEK a bit Of fun” roared a mile above Meridian became a city of carul- j ^ special message, the shiny »hoe button, and on the lower
Staff Correspondent the earth today toward almost cer- val as the hour when the record will; :j ^ aalrAd that thia Ko of the abdomen to a red or
RRDWKWOOn Tiine 07 __ tain success in their third attempt fall approached. Police struggled ■ Presiaent asKea ..^jour glass” marking. She
Wher, the «tnto ’iinAxnartPiilv 5-year-old world endurance with an unprecedented traffic pro^ | done through legislation With- hairy, and is about half
wnen tne state unexpectedly fjyjj.^g record. l^m and 25,0(X) persons were at thei drawing consent of the United a* large as an average-slze taran-
rested at opening of today S At 3; 12 1-2 p. m. Fred and A1 Key airport before noon. L. K. Williams, j sued “on its secu-itula. She walkj high and with ' to hardly ever serious. So say Dr.
session of the trial of Stanley and their monoplane. “Ole Miss, department of commerce aviation *» leisurely head. D. W. Arnette, proftssor of blologoy
Wood for murder early last surpass the 563 1-2 hour refuel- inspector, took personal charge of niies, coins or currencie«. spider's bite, while It to in Hardln-Slmmona university, and
month of Fred Brown Talna endurance record of another the field ^ prevent ^cldents Wanted ThI, Se*don to produce the most excruciat-| -
month of ired Brown, laipa brother team, John and Kenneth Other planes owned by the Keys Roosevelt also propased that ing pain known to medical science,! See SPIDER. Page It, Col. 5
rancher, the defense, by J. K. Hunter. took hundreds of persons aloft ♦'''
red see "Ole Miss” at close range, brlng-stlll ing the fliers their first financial
cwìgress authorize the treasury to, redeem outstanding gold - clau.se :
Baker, chief of counsel, out- Grease stained, unfihaveei.
lined for the inrv the aelf and sleepy, Fred and Al
imcu xui LUC juiy ^ ^ return from a stunt that has cost bond.s. dollar for dollar, if the hold
defense plea it will seek to ee- yy^ypg the ground that “We've' them thousands of dollars. xvithout
tablish for Wood, and proceed- got ’em sure ” Al Key, talking to his wife over
ed with the examination of a
waiting for the
Ole Miss,” trundling about a 50- the airport radio, told her he and r«8ular maturity date. tThft ^‘16 triangle roaring as smoothly as Fred had “about decided” to stay He asked that the holders be
group 01 witnesses wno termea ^he took off 23 days ago. show-1 up “two or three weeks more." They gjyen the choice of outright cash
Wood 8 reputation good and ^ „o sign of mechanical disabUlty, would like to better the unofficial | non-aold bonds In
that of Brown as violent and Twice before, “just for fun," the i record of 648 hours set by Dale___
brothers tried for the endurance j Jackson and Forrest O'Brien at St.
record and were balked, once by mo- | Louis. James H. Swekes, Meridian
tor trouble and once by storms which j chamber of commerce, promised
prevented refueling. This time.
EVA coo, DOOMED TO DEATH IN CHAIR TONIGHT, HOLDS TO
DESPERATE HOPE OF A ST.AY
OSSINING. N. Y,. June 27.—pense are almost unbearable," the ®va Ooo. doomed to die in the elec- 43-year-old woman was qu<*ted as trie chair tonight, clung desperate- saying. “I can’t fall asleep until ly today to hope of an eleventh- nearly daybreak and then I get up hour reprieve from Gov. Herbert with a horrible headache.
Lehman. “The only thing that heartens me
Men who have studied the legal to that Governor Lehman to going currents which carry ccmvlctcd kill-; over the papers and still conslder-
May Finish Today It was con.sidered pc^sible that testimony would be finished today, tearing down their plane almost to Judge E. J. Miller of 35th district is hearing the trial, transferred from ;
Coleman county by JuKto« MlUev on ^ his own motion. Judge Baker, vet- * eran West Texas barrister, whose sallies with hto brother-in-law, i Walter C. Woodward of the prosecu- I tion staff, have provoked several! reprimands from the court and caused waves of tittering by the audience, stated Wood’s defense;
for the gold-clause
The president said It was import- Trio Just Beginning To Mrs. Brotherton Victim
them $100 today for every day they | ant that congress pa.ss the legisla-1 stay up after the record to passed, tion this session |
. u: rr | Mf. Roosevelt sald outlawlng or | wtf.
I further suits was nece.ssary' to pre- | ••
*•» nandfYd of private litigants”
Work When Night 'alch Appears
of Heart Attack Laguna Beach
Krwo^"'~S‘«idBarr', Charles Whitcombe, Also Congress
of Great Britain,
that hto reputation at Talpa, through 20 years, was good; that fellow citizens twice elected him public weigher, and that Fred Brown was “a violent man who cared nothing for human life, and who was known frequently In fits of
MUIRFIELD, Scotland. June 27. _(>P)_BatUlng a stiff head wind
Abandons Efforts For High Soeed Action
WASHINGTON, June In epeedf fashion, congressional ac-
to death, and Injure other farm animals.” 'Hie defense also stated it win seek to show that Brown ran
Rensselaer detective. “The worry ajid
•d she was grasping a straw. I still believe he will do something
Also hope against hope for a re- fw me.”
prieve was Leonard Scamicl. He; Prison officials did not tell her ^ w »,.n
too. to under sentence to die to-¡that the governor customarily makes hi* wife, and her mother, Mrs. wiu
' no announcement when he rejects a Hale, widow of a pioneer ranch-
Mrs. Coo was convicted of the in-! plea. man, away from the Hale home in
surance slaying of Harry Wright. Mrs. Coo has lost much weight, which he resided with them; that at j player,
handy man at her road house near Her hslr, blonde and fluffy when one time he slashed to pieces a ! Among the early starters and es-
Coooerstown. Scarnlci’s conviction she entered the death cell, to dark - i caplng the roistering wind that
was for the holdup Wiling of a. with a sprinkling of gray. Her once See WOOD TRIAL, Page 11, Col. 7 ^ blew up after noon, Whitcombe cov-
round and placid face to drawn and - • -------------- ered the Muirfleld layout in 68
dreadful sus- furrowed. JlldaP AwSrd« WIfC
She sent word to her family, res- /IVWoru^ ¥VIIt: g^egate of 139. while cotton went
idents of Hallburton. Ont., that she Mail S DICC PrOfltS laltered badly
did not wish to see them “in this ^ on the greens, taking an incom^
- _ , 39 for a 74 and a total of 142-good
CHICAGO, June 27.—Le- ; ^ second place with Alf
next Sunday a list of nuisance tax-
holder. yielded the leaci today in yjeidirg $500,000,000 annual reve-the second round of the 72-hole British Open golf championship to Charles A. Whitcombe. 40-year-old veteran British Ryder cup team
The hoise approved a conference report ani sent the measure to the White Heme for President Roose-
“For your sake," she explained. ' The state charged that Mrs. Coo, after applying for a dozen insurance
muel A. Ervin wasn't nearly lucky at law as In "crai» ”
Judge Rudolph Desort awarded I policies on Wright, struck him with Alma M Ervin half of the $4,-a mallet and then had Mrs. Martha qoq g^e said Lemuel won in a crap Clift drive an automobile beck and , game, and gave her a divorce with forth over the body. That wa* last it.
—~ June Mrs. Clift testified agalnsi The judge, asserting he didn’t
Unted Unit Wsnted ’’** **ot to prison fori shoot craps, said he would be wlll-
, 30 years. i ing to spilt $4,000 won that way.
Parade at Stamford On Wednesday
Wednesday will be “Abilene Day” at the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford
Official designation of tha day t ________
m'^ns*^ihiVorui*e*ci”^^^ Grants Temporary Injunction to B. R. Smith
nraii bank, jmm w G Swenson j Company of Sherman Restraining Collection
president and general manager of; ______ ______________ ^______
the reunton. and ImmedlaUly brought the launclUng of a movement here to provide an Abilene delegation mounted on horseback In, the huge parade at Stamford next
Twenty-five or more men and; women with hcKses are wanted to
TEXAS MILLER GETS FEDERAL ORDER AGAINST PROCESS TAX
Padgham, a British professional.
Players with scores of 154 or better for the first 36 holes qualified for the double-round stretch drive tomorrow. Thus six Americans made the grade easily Henry Picard of Hershey. Pa., and Robert Sweeney, New York amateur now llvmg In London, qualified with totals of 145; MacDonald Smith of Olandale,
See GOLF, Page 11. C’ol. «
CANADA HANGS FATHER & SON
late yesterday Issued a temporary
„ „ . _____ i.r.11 . « injunction restraining federal of-
make the trip to Stamford, Simmons j(||jgjJ Policeman tO ESCape flclato from collecting or attempting and Chief of Police W. R. Sibley are . it« the AAA prore.v.lng tax
in charge of arrangements for the BiCycle Theft Charge | on wheat delegation, _ j pany.
TWO DEAD IN NITRO BLAST
Bodies of Borger Men Are Blown To Pieces
! AMARILLO, June 27- J* A man today held at least a temper- t small j«,rt of a man’s foot w»s the ary victory over the agricultural hargeat piece found of two men who adjustment art. ¡were blown to bite when a nitrogly-
Pederal Judge William H Atwell cerin truck exploded at a grade
DALLAS. June 27.—(J’ — The B. R Smith Milling Company of Sher-
Plfteen horse» h^ been procured > THOMAS. Ont., June 27 —
rhiTdo£n‘'whSi ar. “vaU.bla*Si A father and hla «n, .hlald«! from
men making the trip who do not rain by tarpaulins and guarded have horses. jfrom the glances of the curious by
The Abilene delegation, howeier, ? ^ of policemen, died on the
behind the walls of Elgin
croaslng six miles east of here yesterday.
The victims were Ben McDonald,
from the milling ‘‘o*«- g^V.*^who^werf em^^ the Newjtaeh an end men ts to the
Mramo rt,v«r.„ romoanv o, Ar- , Srl
WASHINGTON, June 27.—. Dl-scardlng all efforte for high speed action on President Roosevelt’s tax-tne-wealth program, democratic leaders today outlined a schedule calling for weeks of hearing and debate.
Legtolator.s said that the hou.se would not reach a showdown vote on the president’s pl.“.n until the last week in July, at the earliest, and that the senate would act perhaps three to .six week' later.
These plans emerged from a tangled situation which found President Roo.sevelt disavowing any intention of .seeking to push the taxe.s through (nngre.s« bv Saturday tiHght. He said emphatically yesterday that while he desired action this seavlcn he had never considered a plif of attaching the taxe.»; to a pending $5(N),000.000 “nuliianee” tax resolution and getting them through b' the week-end
Democrstx leaders said today that. InsU'td of attaching the new levies on Inheritances, gifts, corporations and large incomes to the “nuisance taxes, " the president's prcNiram would be made into a *ep. arate bill and put through the regular rc.urse Early next week, the house ways and means committee will start hearings Chairman Dough ton (D-NC) said the hearing.* wf uld last “two or three weeks ’’
Earlier Ui the week, Senator Robinson D-Ark», democratic leader, had. announced a plan to at-
from exploiting “the general public ' In the hope of a wholly speculative private profit."
In suits decided by the supreme court last winter, claimante sought to collect $1 69 In present currency for each $1 face value of the gold which a dollar contained prior toj devaluation i
The court held that the govern- 1 ment had no constitutional right to abrogate Its contract, but held that | the claimante had shown no actual; los* and therefore had no legal right to payment at the rate of more 27, (jp) ' than $1.
Month» of Hiudy The pre.sident and hto legal ad-viser.s for month* have been studying means of meeting legal action by gold bond holders. The conclusions of the.se conferences were presented to congress today.
“I recommend," the president said, “the enactment of legislation which will make clear that it to our fixed policy to continue to ‘rea the bondholders of all our .securities equally and uniformly, to afford any holder of any gold clause security, who thinks he could by any possibility
Special to The Reporter PEACOCK. June 27 —Three man who attempted to burglarize the Peacock bank about 12:30 a. m. today escaped without loot when they were surprised by a night watchman, Marvm Hughes*.
The trio had entered the bank but had not gained entrance to the vault as Hughes appeared. They escaped In a new Plymouth sedan with Colorado license plate*.
Three suspicious looking men were seen In Peacock Wednesday afternoon and were reported to Deputy Sheriff T. M Long of As-permont They appeared to be from 25 to 30 years of age, one being well-dressed and the others had a “thuggy" appearance, said Long.
The sheriff's department at As-permont announced this morning that R. T. Redles. fingerprint expert of the Abilene police department would Investlgsite the attempted burglary
Lowe Is Acquitted By Eastland Jury
called Abllen* her native city although ahe was several month* old when her parents moved here In 1882. died at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon In a hospital of Laguna Beach, California, suburb of Lo* Angeles.
News of the unexpected passing wss telegrsphed to her mother. Mrs. J. T. Anderson of 410 Grape street, at midnight, only three hours after a younger sister, Mrs. L. A. Dayton of Kelly Field, San Antonio, had returned from Mrs, Brotherton’s bedside with assurance of doctor* that she was Improving. A heart attack, coming at the end of six month* of falling health, caused death
Funeral rites will be held from
Mrs Brotherton’s I^aguna Beach
home and burial will be tn San Diego, In Fort Roi*ecrans cemetery, beside the body of Mrs Brotherton * husband, Captain William D Brotherton, U. 8 navy retired, who died in March 1931 Surviving are Mrs Brotherton’s mother and the following brothers EASTLAND. June 27 —'/P»—Jepisnd sisters; Arch Anderson of lo* sustain any loss In the future, an lowe was acquitted here today of Angeles, who wss with hto sister st
opportunity to put himself immedl- murder In connection with the slay- , death: Jack Anderson Jr.^
ately In a poeltlon to avoid *urh in« of Seaman fiarrlMin. ! >*onvllle. Texas; R
! future lof,s, and to remove ail pos- , The jury wa.% reported to have
I siblllty of any suite designed to taken five hallóte . on ti.i. ovi»
; hamper the government in admin- : Ixiwe. an Eastland ci*unty rancher.
istering the public debt and In admitted he »hot ilarrtoon but financing ite ordinary and emerg-1 claimed Kelf-defen.se The .shooting ency expenditures ” occurred here Nov. 17. last
Spcrlflrally Mr R*vi«#.velt a^ked A previous trial ended in congre.K* to ¡Jury
1. Authorize the treasury, “at the
Mrs. W, D. Brotherton. formerly Miss SalUe Anderson, who proudly
O and Nat Anderson, oil men of Abilene; Mrs. L. M Neblett. Memphis. Tennew-ee.
request of the holders of gold clause securities of the United States to make payment therrfor in rash.
PAhS SHIP srilSIDV BILL
WABHINOTON. June 27 «UP' — The houhe pas.sed the Copeland-
homs; and Mrs. Dayton, her.self the wife of an armv «aviation» officer
him« it was In 1875. six year“ before , the foundlug of AfcUeue, that Mr. ' and Mrs. J T Anderson M»ttled In the FAgle Cove colony of Callahan
county They moved to Fre.mo. Cal.. where their daughter Sallle wa* born in 1882, returning to Texs* in
dollar for dollar, with accrued in- : Bland ship .sub.^idy hill after a stiff j s*me year to take up residence
terest, or at the hcNder’r^ election to exchange »»ich securities for non-
Hee RtlOhEVEI/r, Page II, tol. M
Itoht Uxlay. clearm« the way for sriliin oil a’loth«'»' “nui.st” measure, *«»e holding company legtolatlon. The vote wa.-- 194 U» 186
Bruce Haves of Whittenburg. who i would be weight.
oruce rtayes 01 ,.jde*pread Impress» jn was
wa, working nn . tnirk M | ,hiT'hi Nrw I>.I wm .In,ing at
away, was wrlously injured by , paaMge b-. Saturday night aince
The company posted bond to protect the government should Judge Atwell not declare the law unconstitutional. Counsel for the company told the court its monthly tax at 30 cents a bushel
^Oppenheimer of St Paul,
blast which ripped out s hole ^ \ “nuisanre" bill embodies taxes feet deep and 12 feet wide In the j June 30 unles.x ex-
ing the pc-ade. Eevry person plan . , . . ^ - . .
nmg to attend the reunion from ¡ county JaJ today for the murder of Minn, company attorney, attacked le to urged by Simmons to l a policeman. ! the tax as unconstitutional on the
Rather than have the younger clai- that "it to an unlawful dele face a year-old bicycle theft charge, is a repre.scntattve of Abilene. ¡Frank. 52. and hto son. Fred 7’em-The Hardln-Simmon* Cowboy pie. 21, alia* MacTemple killed -Band, which leaves shortly on an extended tour of Russia, will make
the trip on Wednesday and participate in the activities that day
a rail of the Fort Worth and Denver rood and .spread the rails at least 15 feet on either side
gallon of legislative powers to an I Fragmentary bite of flesh ard executive, that it constituted the |P»®ces of the truck were found more ' taking of private property without than 1.000 yards from
which eXF)ire June 30 unies.s ex tended Tnis Impression gave rtoe to crltictom by ;ome republican* and democrat*, who demanded less “haste '
fighting in INDIA PESHAWAR. India, June
policeman May 7. 1934 ¡due process of law, and that in ef-(Three telephone poles were blasted outbreak of fighting between
The father paid the penalty first ; feet the measure was a penalty and from the ground, and the motw of Khar anrt Nawagai tribes resulted
♦ h« trio and will be in the parade dropping through the hole in the ^ not a revenue measure
Services of the band were pledged I wooden scaffold in the womens yard) In granting the injunction. Judge ,axto was hurtled 275 yard*
snd were pledged 1 wooden scaffold in the wi
tha truck was demolished and one in death» ot from 15 to 30 persons,
' reports reaching this northwest
The truck was said to have con-
OiSVUatlOM, r««e if, CoL f i talced 380 quart« of the ax]^v«.
frontier city from Bajgur said to-
REAPPOINT DR. BASS CHIEF OF ABILENE STATE HOSPITAL
Eminent Neurologist Enters His 27th Year As Head Of Institution He Helped Establish
In the new town of Abilene, then one vear old The children were reared here, Miss Salite Anderson being a leader In the town'» social life. Ite amateur theatrical* and mu.slcale» She was acr rimphshed as singer, pianist snA writer In 1927 she returned for a »ummer’s vtoit with her husband upon his retirement from the naw after SO vesrs dlstmgutshed service Hi« to« **-aignment was as comm .nder of the
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order Abilene Blate Hospital in 1901, with
Thursdav to Dr T » Bass, pioneer in the state .s medical »ervtce and eminent as a neurologl.sl. peyrht-atrtot and researcher In the field of epilepsy. Late yesterday he received official notification of hto reap pointment tn hh twenty-sevench year as superintendent of the Abilene State Hospital
Dr Bass became head of the Institution heie in September 1909, but he had been an original member of the stafi from its opening six years earlte* ns assistant superintendent under Dr John Preston, whom he »m needed when Dr. Pres-ten was made superintendent of the State Insane Asylum in Au.stln, At 84—still tn wonderful health— Dr Preston remains In the state’s service a.K »dive chief of staff of all the eleemosynary Instltutiom, Institution’s Growth TtM leg^tun (MtebUaf^ lb*
an initial appropriation of 1200 000 Its name li ’u was the Htaic Epileptic Colony. Construe tios' started that year, and first patient-s -102 in numktor—were admitted .March 26. 1904 Five of the first comer* for treatment are kij* on the patients' roster, now grown to t,075 At the ofjcnlng there were six ward buildings. the admtntotratlcn bulldmg, powerhouse and laundry on the 643-acre irst t near the city’» nouth-ea*t I’rni'f Now there are 28 buildings, and another, a men's dormitory to cost $55,000 snd accommodate 100 patients, lately has been authorized
There are 22 state institutions tn the United SUtsi for the study snd trentrnent of epilepsy The Abilene Btz.te Hospital was the fourth
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