Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. HV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 9. 1935—
FOURTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 1?6
Governor Rejects Hamilton Plea
Five Hiirt As Cars Crash On Bankhead
Two Slain By Arkansas Posse
Clarence (left) and Freddie Busche, youthful Missouri bandit brothers wanted for five murders in two states since January 1, were shot to death in a *un battle with a posse near El Paso, Ark. (Associated Press Photo).
NJURIES SEVERE; ÄL
Navy Planes Start Great Mass Flight, Hawaii To Midway
Arrest of Dr. Guy A. Brewer of Garber, Okla. (below), on murder charfes after alleged illegal operations, started a vigorous controversy at Oklahoma A. Sc M. collie, where the physician has financed numerous students. (Associated Press Photol.
Tolar Couple And New Yorkers, Returning Home From California, Are Victims
New Get-Rich-Quick Fad Sweeps City
Twenty-Seven Club Idea Is Snapped Up and Booms To Big Business
Five persons were injured, three of them apparently seri-ously, in a collision of two automobiles on Highway 1, three miles west of Abilene, shortly before 12 o’clock Thursday. They were brought to the West Texas Baptist sanitarium here for treatment.
The Injured are Miss Eva Collins and Dewey Woods of Tolar, who | were en route to Odessa; B. J. Boyle, his sister, a Mrs. Lannahan.i and Albert Calta of Tawanda. N. Y..' who were traveling from California to their home.
Mrs. Lannahan was taken uncon-M:ious from the rear seat of a light coach in which she was traveling with her brother and Mr. Calta. She was suffering from numerous cuts on the face and right arm and from severe shock.
Mr. Woods was thrown clear of b»s
Water Pressure Low-Standpipes Being Painted
A south side section of residential Abilene, roughly eight blocks square, will be nearly and at some places entirely without water this afternoon and tonight.
Reason: the city water department is painting the interiors of the two hiilton standpipes, 85 and 65 feet high respectively, and they have be^i emptied of water. It is a relief job. to be wound up by dusk.
In event of fire, pressure will be restored from the Walnut street standpipe.
The low pressure district is from South Eighth street northward to South First street, and from Butternut »treet westward to Savle«! boulevard.
Forty-Eight Patrol Ships Take the Air In Sensational Maneuver
HONOLULU, May 9.—(A*)— The greatest mas.s ocean flight ever attempted began today when the first of 48 naval patrol planes roared off from Pearl Harbor for Midway island at 7:18 a. m. <11:28 a. m. central standard timei.
It wa.s expected to take two hours for the entire flying armada to get Into the air for the 1.323 mile flight over an uncharted route.
A cloak of war-time secrecy was thrown about the movement of the planes as they slid down the ramp at Pearl Harbor for a sensational entrairce Into the greatest maneuvers the United States navy has ever staged in the Pacific.
So great was the secrecy surrounding the unpredecented flight of the squadron, obiiervers expected no further word of its movements after the take-off until the arrival at Midway island—relatively a mere pin-point in the sea.
To Join Warahlp*».
In the maneuvers the armada from America’s mld-Paclfic naval base at Pearl Harbor. 12 miles from j ™
Honolulu, will join 153 warships; CHICAGO, May 9.-/4>.-Plve rob-and the greatest aircraft force ever bers, throe of them In police unl-■sent to sea in mimic warfare over a vast area of the north Pacific.
Fxartly what part the plane* wUl
Higher Court Also Refuses To Interfere
Last Hope Shattered For Notorious Outlaw, Scheduled to Die With Joe Palmer After Midnight
HUNTSVILLE. May 9. (UP)—Death in the electric chair became a certainty today for Raymond Hamilton and Joe Palmer, Texas desperadoes convicted of killing a prison guard, as Governor James V. Allred refused to grant them clemency.
The executions will be carried nut a few minutes after midnight tonight.
Governor Allred, in a written statement issued in Austin, found Hamilton’s record of crime “astounding,*’ and sternly asserted that “the criminal element may just as well understand that murderers, hijackers and bank robbers are going to have to pay the supreme penalty if a jury gives it to them.’’
His action came shortly after Justices 0. S. Lattimorc and F. L. Hawkins of the Texas court of criminal appeals had re-fused to accept an application for a writ of habeas corpus tendered them by Miss Camille Openshaw, Houston, attorney for Hamilton.
Miss Openshaw also visited Governor Allred just before he his statement refusing. .....
Raid Chicago Plant. Escape With $3.800 Payroll
form*, marched briskly into the W^nl T aylor street plant of the Edl
Mr Woods was thrown clear of bis , _ . .. _ . . Fxartlv what part the plane* wUl - » k
c U- a .titht coupe and was uncon- SiX DelegatlOnS RegiStCP play in the maneuvers, or where they i General Electric Appliance com-
. ... -wtn go from Midway island was p»ny today and aelxed $3.800 Just
Completes Flight Mexico, D. F.. In 14 Hours, 28 Minutes
NEW YORK, May 9—<UP)~ Tou.scled haired Amelia Earhart slept late todav while the country acclaimed her lat^t feat -a nonstop flight from Mexico, D -F,. to New’ York.
Society women stopped their bridge games, college students dropped their books, barbers left their customers and staid bu.slness men From iotgot their worries here yesterday long enough to pop the question, “Have you Joined the ‘27’ club," 'They were still asking it today but less frequently.
TTie scheme—ba.sed on the send-a-dime chain letter Idea—started as a Joke but soon became the city’s blgge.st business.
This newe.st fad eliminates the cheating and cAher bad elements of the “dime letter factories” sltict the exchanges are made personally. A customer who purchased a $1 letter
-«•ious. He had severe head lacerations and had suffered loss of considerable blood.
Mr. Boyle was suffering from a chest injury, extent of which had not been determined. He also had a deep laceration of the chin.
Miss Collins was badly bruised and Mr. Calta received cuts, not of serious nature.
T. R. Webb, Abilene automobile salesman who witnessed the wreck t hurried to Abilene and sent ambulances to the scene. Mis* Collins, VToods and Boyle were brought to the hospital in an Elliott's ambulance and Mrs. Lannahan and Calta in a car from Laughter’s.
Robert McKlssick. Nolan county attorney, and L, E Pool, a deputy sheriff, who arrived at the scene
, In Morning: Others This Afternoon
today and delivered fcr the
Abilene division of the seventh annua! piano playing tournament got under way Thursday, with f delegations of pupils entering the morning contest. The early arrivals were from Cisco. Hamlin, Snyder, Roscoe, Colorado and Level-land.
Many other delegations were registering early thl.s afternoon to play later in the day.
Several students scheduled to play in the tournament, sponsored on a nation-wide basis by the National Music Guild, arrived Wed-ne.sday. Their playing was judged Howard Barrett, a member
an automobile bearing the word I “Police” on the sides.
Guards were on duty outside tlie ' plant offices and at 5601 West 'Taylor street, but the gang was admitted when their leader announced
It was the first non-stop flight exchanges are made personally. A »nerui. wnu »mvrii «v
between the two cities, but also the customer who purchased a $1 letter shortly after the ^cident a.««lstea | department faculty of
first attempt. Captain Emilio Car-i make.s three more copies to be re- ambulance drivers in ine rescue. Hardin-Slmmons university, ranza, Mexico’s flying hero, at- sold and adds his name to the bot- The two automobiles, badly wreck- contestants were playing today
tempted a non-stop flight from i toni of the list. The seller accom- ed, were towed to Abilene.
Mexico City to Washington, but fell panics the customer, if he Is not to
100 miles short of his goal. He died ^ trusted, to make the “pay off ”
in a crack-up on the return flight, to the top name on the list.
Miss Earhart. who ha.s Hown solo letters were circulating
over the Atlantic from Newfound- ^ about Abilene yesterday but as the land to Ireland, and over the Pa- Hst of “Get-Rich-Quick Walllng-
fords ’ grew in leaps and bounds several chain authorities said that the •27’ club would likely take on out-of-town members.
Early results of the mad rush to cash in on original inve.stment of 41 .showed that one Abilenian had re-i celved hLs full $27, a grocer had realized $23 on his exchange ef-forts and several college students were taking in fair returns. Others, liowever. admitted they were “hold-I mg the bag."
I Typewriters were silenced in local I oiflcc.s at the height of the rush
; Wednesday as stenographers, office
.1 \rs I FAR sPIK?> helpers and even the bosses joined
I'OK’i'O Mh> 9_u1- —m a m the “dollar rwappmg” activities,
Picr e, former police commissioner additional chains were started
of Lo.s Angeles, revealed u>dav upon •’^Absmen were added to dispose ol
ills arrival In Tokyo that he had ; ^be letters for a commission on the
clfic from Hawaii to California, brought her red Lockheed Vega monoplane down at Newark airpiort at 10:28 la.st night. 14 hours. 18 minutes and 50 seconds after she took off alone from the dry bed of old I,akc Texcoco, near Mexico, D. P. The distance i.% 2.100 miles.
Tired but hpppy. she retired »t 2 a. m.. today, leaving order.'; that she wa.H not to be disturbed before 11 a. m
More cxliau.sting than her flight, Sec A.MI.l.IA, Tage 3, Col. 6
been detained for 11 days by police of Kobe on suspicion espionage.
To Free Convicts For Mother’s Day
AUSTIN. May 9—<UP*—Twenty convict' at the state penitentiary and priBon fanns will be released in time to go home for Mother s Day next Sunday.
Governor Allred announced today that a list of men whose mother’ are , living have been selected for re-Iea.se.
Proclamatlonf fre<*ing them are being prepared.
File Appeal For Cllliord Uoggett
AUSTIN. May 9 4 -Clifford
Doggett .entenced to death in the murder of L. F ThrcM m Kb >tland county Augu.st 15 1934 today appealed to the court of criminal ap-; peals.
*wt!l go frwn Midway Island waa pany
clouded in the .same cl(»k of silence that has covered every move the
fleet has made since It put to sea Witnesses said the five arrived
'There wa.s sparkling weather, but practically no wind to help lift the heavy load;< of gasoline for the flight as the first ship left the water.
Planes of VP-10 squadron, which flew here last year, skimmed at in-
and began circling the surrounding , robbery. , , ,
caneflelds to gain altitude while « y Mbv
awaiting other planes in the air. ^ i
Thfr?w.a no dilay t.. tho t.ko- "v' * Tf .„d j
Off. The entire operations were ftun held up a branch b*i‘*t and
I fled toward Pennsylvania in a small j
i automobile with about $15.0(X) cash. Fifteen pemom were lined up in | the bank, the Broadway branch of ; the Highland Quassaick National Bank and 'Trust company, during i the robbery. No shots were fired. . Cttizen.s pursvied the bandit car in
automobiles, but were outdistanced.
clemency for the two despera-EdiSOn ' does. She left immediately afterward to return to Huntsville with Katie Jenkins, Hamilton’s
Both Holding Up
Lee Simmons, general manager of the Texa.s prison system, »aid he was “glad to hear" that the gover-rU .tinted to clanietvcy i
Hamilton. He added that “our I preparations will go ahead Ju»t as ! we had planned "
Warden W W Wald said Hamilton and Palmer slept well last night, ate breakfast heartily and fared execution calmly. Both substituted a fish dinner for the usual fried chicken selected by condemned prisoners NO efforts had been made In behalf of Palmer, who tried to assume
Cú Tmor Savs He Will Not Call An Extra Session
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at both Hardln-Slmmons and Abl- ¡ lene Christian college Mls.s Kathe- I rine Kilander Wichita Falls, was ^ ludging at H-SU and Charle.s Wes- | ley Froh of Tarleton College, 8te-phenville. at A C. C A third judge, i Miss Zuma Wallace Redman of | _
Waco, will hear conte.stanth «' the «i « j n j
Hall Mitsic company. Friday and Stränget olain ano oOGy
I,AST MEAL HUNTS VILLE. May 9.—(AP) —Fw their Uuit meal thl* evening, Raymond llainllioti and Joe Palmer »elected the following: .
FYied fteh. eream gravy. poU-toe* au gratin, com O’Brien, ■weet pickle«, lettuce, stuffed olive», celery. Ice cream and rho<olate cake and dewberry cobbler.
Continue Effort To
Mrs Barrett wa.s in charge registrations at the Hall corapBny.
Far more students than ever before are expected in the Abilene chapter of the national tounm-ment, dc.splte the fact that San Angelo wa.-: separated and it and 'he surrounding territory formed into a .separate unit week before la.t, said Prof Irl AllLson. former dean of fine arte at Hardln-Slmmom and founder of the tournament in 1929.
Burned By Insurance Plotters
CAMBRIDGE. Ma«« , May 9 A confession that he murdered a man whoae identity he did not even know in an effort to defraud in-.surance companle.s waa obtained today, according to Assi.stant District Andrew, from
full blame for the slaying of Major Crowson. guard killed In a break of several convicts from the Ea.stham state prison farm January 16, 1934. under the protecting I machine gun fire of the late Clyde
Settle Strllce board of (wrdon* and '
paroles had recommended« that Hamilton’s sentence be carried out •in the interest of society” and IM.-i- ^ trlct Attorney Max Roger.s. who proKiTuted both Hamilton a n d ^ Palmer, protested that any inter- j ference with the execution* “would Jeopardize the life of every Texas citizen”
Tlip governor said he he : re- , celved numerom i>etlllon; a.skiiif;
'TOLEDO, May 9 Federal
mediators renewed their efforts to •settle the strike at the Chevrolet Motor company plant here today following rejection of a company peace proposal by the workers yes-‘ terday.
The auto worker* voted 1,251 to 605 to retuse the company” offt-r and continue the strike Tlie company employed about 2.300 workers when the strike was called.
AUSTIN, May 9—oT—’The course of the legislature lay definately downhill today. Sine die adjournment had been set for Saturday, and all doubt as to an immediate special seaMon iiad been removed.
Governor Allred settled any further question about a special sesairm when he announced, after the house thrice had refused to extend the date of adjournment, that he would not recall the legislators immediately except for an unforseen contingency.
Interest quickly centered on the prospects of legtslatton on which final action had not been had. Hundreds of bills, perhaps 1.000. were definitely consigned to the legislative graveyard.
Most members agreed tiie important thing was to complete ac’tion on the appropriation blli.s, with every likelihood of accompUsliment
The senate put the judiciary bill out of tiie way by adopting a coii-ferenre report providing $3.898.2.56 for the biennium, about $1.5,000 lesa than the current appropriation The
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Need Sherlock To Keep Up With This Prize Pointer Pup
Abllcn« *n4 vtclBify clou4y, local «ho«, •rt ioniiht, probably cltarln* Friday morning, rooirr tonight.
Wtst Te*a» W*»t oi looih meridian Cloudy, liicai »tjowara m Panhandle and In Fijuthea« petrtlon, cooler in eact and north portiiriis tonight; Friday partly cloudy tu ui'Heltlrd
Kaat Tcx/i.-r Kaei of 100th meridian Cloudy, local ehowere tonight, probably clearing Friday morning, cooler in north and wiet (luriiune tonight and In eouth we.'* ni'i i.i.rihenht prrrtlone frida.v-
Germany Raises The Question
Haa anyone seen an «xtremely elusive black and white pointer puppy about two months old?
No British Declaration of Policy Can Be Made Until
dent of the Texa.s Game and F; h Protective asaociation. drove into Abilene Tuesday with the pup—who answers to the name “Joe ”—In h s car. Elder went into a local sporting goods store for a few minute», and when he returned the dog wa» gone. But that’s not all. Earl Gul-' tar ha* something to say about the matter.
Guitar read in the paper that the
puppy had been lost, and Identified
Antfiony. 23. were indicted for murder in the first degrf^'
According to Andrew, the elder Dt Staslo said he e: pected the victim's bodv to be identifleq as his own and that the >on would benefit through $12 500 insurance on his life.
Andrew related that Dl Staslo said lie knew the vlcHm only as “Dan," a man he picked up’ in Boston and I took for a ride to Hudson.
There the body way found Monday In Dl Sta-slo. burned automo-bile, so badly charred that police said legal identification probably would forever remain undetermined.
5PURN BONUS COMPROMISE
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LONDON, May 9Authoritative quarters said today the Union of South Africa is ready and willing to liave Southwest Africa, formerly Germany’s returned to the retch.
That revelation came as represen-tative.s of the dominions and colo-70 nle.s resumed their conversations M with members of the British cabinet, I on questions of Brilain’fi foreign 64 policy.
Sir John Simon, ioreign sacretaxy. has already given tlie empire statesmen full accounts of his recent visit to Berlin during which Adolf Hitler, among other things, In.sisted that Germany’s rigiit to colonies must be recognized.
The authoritative quarters, em-
. phasiaed there could be no (Oficial i Liberiaii*.
declaration of poll<y a- to South Africa, which was made an Integral part of the Union of South Africa in the poftt-wiir settlement, until Germany specifically raised the question regarding Southwest Africa Tlie iiupeiial conftrcnre of 1930 precluded South Africa'* taking any
public stand on thl; quc tlon with- pup had found at hir,
out offering Greu Britain an op- father’s house. The pup wa* tak-portunlty to expre.v it view.-., it was m the Guitar kennel at 1825 pointed out Pine street, and Elder was notified.
' Puolished report, that Hertzog Now—when Elder called by for brought to London the ; uggesilon > “joe." it .seem.s that the little polnt-that Independent Liberia be man- «.f had done another fade-out. dated to Germany cau>.ed surprise , ua» anyone seen an extvenu*»y in South Afntan quart* rs, which | elu.sive black and white pointer pup-pointed out that South Africans j py wearing a wire around hi* neck? felt this would be unjust to the, If so, put him under a basket and
lit on It until hi* owner get* there.
Labor Relations Bill Is Approved
WASHINGTON, May 9—<UP>— The house labor committee today voted unanimously to report favorably the Wagner-Connery bill reinforcing the labor guarantee» of section 7-A and e-,tabllshlng a permanent labor relations board.
The bill as reported by the house committee wou'd place the labor board under jurl*dU tion of the labor department, a.s recommended by Secretary Fiances Perkins.
! 'The companion mea.sure pending in the senaP would make the tK«rd ! entirely independent of other gov-: eminent agenda*.
President Roosevelt Calls In Tells Ohio Crowd Reserve Financial Advisers | Bank Caused Depression
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Whil»* PrfMdwt Rooiirv#*It called tn | Rav. Charl^^ri E Ccaighltnt his financial advisors today to dis- ; crulMng new Ohio members for his
National Union for Social Justice, gathered hi.- force.s today for an assault on the federal re.serve system and the ’-les b»nklng bill.
Tlie iTetioit priest told a crowd of 24,508 persons whirli frequentiy cheered hts utterances here last night that the federal reserve system caused the d**pre.-*ion “more than any other .sluglu factor "
“The National Union,” he said, “x X X demind.s the expulsion of this prostitute, this federal reserve banking sy*tem, from our midst and the establishment of a central gov-
cu.v> the bonus «Ituation, .senafe supporters of the Patman bill announced there would be no compromise and they would s ibmit the inflationary measure to the president as It passed the senate Tues-day
Mr Roosevelt summoned Secre-Ury Morgenthau and Frank T. Hines, the v«(.erani administrator, for a mid-afUimoon conference to i go over the Patman measure preparatory to a veto I Senators who led the fight for ! the Patman mea.sure providlng^r with $2.000.
payment of the bom* ernrnent bank, owned by the people
000.000 of new curr-’ncy. said ^mcy | controlled by the people direct-
iiad rejected propo.sals for promise to make the currency issue optional with the pre.sldent This had be<*n proposed by Senator* Clark íD-Mo» and Gore <D-Okla), as n meam* of gaining more votes In an effort to pass the bill over a presidential v !o Patman
ly through the congress of the United States."
Speaking ill the home town of Senator Robert J Bulkley of Ohio, Flev. Fr. Couglilin rebuked the senator for hlh vote against the Patman bonus bill and predicted Uie
bill supporters decided however, to end of his politiral career if he “doe;
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THE MARKETS ATA GUNCE
STIM’K.’'—Hrm; rails, oil and »pei-iaUie« lead upturn.
bonus—Irregular; »ewtidar-ie» Improve.
UVKH — Higher; «peeUlll«» vhlbit strength
4 «I I UN — Urtn; eonimi*»nm house and foielgn buying.
SUGAR—Higher, firm »pot
UUFFLK—l.ower; disappoutt-ing Brazilian niarkei*.
UUKN—FTrro: sympathy wheat.
( AULL—Slow, .steady, «oree higher, top $14.10
HOGS—slow. steady: lop