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Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 14, 1935, Abilene, Texas tEfje Abilene Datlp Reporter“WrfHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’-—Byron_ (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 179 VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press C^) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY H. 1935 TWELVE PAGES Senate Turns Down Farley Probe Four Bid For Next Regional C of C Session Rains Cover Western Texas*” DIRT FARMERS SHOUT THEIR PRAISE OF AAA [III H IS Slain Convict Held In Jail Here 2 Years Is He Poisoner I Frederick Gross, 49 (below I, mild-mannered Brooklyn, N. ^ bnokkeeper, is being questioned about the successive deaths of his wife and four children in **i\ weeks, lie said he knew nothing about poison police said they found in a cocoa can. (Associated Pres-* Photo). Bull Born In Byrd Camp No Grass Eater WASHINGTON, May 14 (AP* —Secretary Wallace Monday was introduced to a bull that figuratively turns up his ringed nose at a diet of fresh, green grass. Only a year and a half old, "Iceberg” was born below the antarctic circle. He was taken to the agricultural department today by Hear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, but only snorted at the department's well-kept grass lawn. Members of Byrd’s South Pole expedition explained that "Iceberg” never has eaten anything but hay, dried beet pulp and pre pared feed. Extortionist Opal Virginia Beard, 14 (below) who authorities said confessed she sought to extort $2,000 from H P. Wilcox, Tulsa oil man. Although unde» bond, she is back in school.* (Associated Pres* Photo). PRESIDENT Enthusiastic Delegates Thank Him and Aides For Helpfulness WASHINGTON. May 14.—<.?• — Three thousand farmers from the south and the west jammed constitution hall today, shouted praise of the AAA, and looked forward to hearing an address In the afternoon by President Roosevelt. Yelling wildly, the farmers stood and cheered for several minutes while their convention chairman — W. H. Robertson of Loachapoka Alabama- asserted: "This is probably the first time in the history when a group has visited this city merely for the sake of thanking a great president and [his administration for their helpful ness. ' On the platform with him was Secretary Wallace who »fc greeted . with three minutes of cheering when lie appeared. Wallace smiled and was obviously pleased. To Hear President    ,    . This afternoou the farmers will PreCipit^tlOn 111 go to the south grounds of the White House to hear the President. White    AreRS IS HeSVIGSl House attaches were inclined to attach significance to the address Mr. Roosevelt has in mind.    ___ Witli delegations still arriving by KANSAS CITY Mav 14— Tft __ delayed special trains, the tumultu-    (nto    the    southwest'* dust ous. noisy farmers began crowding    wftshed    dean    weiCOme into constitution hall more than an TD THE SOUTH Sam Grant, escaped Ea&tham farm convict who was killed Monday in the Trinity river bottoms near Crockett, remained in the Tay-  -lor county jail ior nearly two yeais Runnels. Coleman Areas during the trial of his murder case, rx x o i .    recalled    Former    Sheriff    T.    C.    Wen Get Soakers. Winters ^erc last night , i    r\ ii    : ___"It    was    shortly    after    I    took    office Lake Overflowing, Ana m 1909 that tiwv brought a rant to Plains Areas Benefited Action Follows Two Days Of Bitter Debate, Htiey pimnvhv•, May !*- ^ —s«v-Lone Democrat    Voting eral nx»"««' »«ton her« tor u« _    seventeenth annual convention of FOT Inquiry    the We.st Texas chamber of com- _merce Jammed downtown street* WASHINGTON. May 14.— todjlv wlu,f‘ banc5s more than ,TTT1\ rfn,_    a do/en cities paraded. (UP) The senate today re- Grady Shipp, secretary of the i jected Huey Long’s demand for piainview chamber of commerce, an investigation of Postmaster welcomed the delegates at the first ! General Jame« A.    Farley.    general assembly of the regional meeting. Van Zandt Janis, mayor i Ihe senate acted after more ^ Fort Worth responded, than a day of violent debate m j D Hamlin of Parwell, prert- -lence    in Eastland, the jail there be- ------- - - „    ^    .............. Rain, accompanied by chill mg Insecure. The murder chrage which Long hurled new c)iar- dent of the clmmt r. then spoke ----...    **--      «es    0f fraud and manipulation briefly after which Amarillo Wich- acrainst Farlcv    iu    Falls’ Forr Worth and Brown* against Fanev^ Afc>Bf>    ,    exten?ed    their    bids    for    the In refusing to investigate Farley 19^b convention. . ,,    ,    ,,    ___Governor James V Allred was the senate followed the ™mcn-    t<)    arrlyp    thi, BftPmoon dation of its postoffice committee,; for hl; ;,ddtTv, tonight at a box which brought in a report declaring supper In his honor Long had failed to convince the The convention work committee committee he had sufficient evt-1 passed after considerable debate a ing breezes, visited many dry grew out of the killing of an aged „ x- nr . rp „„„    trader, 70 year» old. whose head was spots of West Texas, raCllid: K shot off near Gorman, in Eastland much of the Panhandle Mon- roUnty. He wa. robbed of $355. day night and Tuesday morn- Another man, charged in the case, ing. Abilene, with .59 inch to turned state s evidence noon Tuesday, hoped for more moisture from the clouded Tkie«. Runnel*. Coleman Areas The Runnels and Coleman county section reported good soakings. Rains amounting to as much as a half-inch fell along the Texas and Pacific from Sierria Blanca to Abilene. Cloudy weather was reported Tuesday morning from the Panhandle following 1 50 inch of rain at Burger. Pampa and Canadian Monday night. Minimum temperature at Amarillo wai. 43 degrees. The two-day total there was 40. More rain was predicted for the weekend Spring planting was under wav in the eastern Panhandle and South Some Plains sections as result of "Grant was given the death penalty, which was reversed, and the second trial resulted in life sentence. He wont to the pen in 1911." Hunt Last Remaining Prison Fugitive CROCKETT, May    14.— »UP' — Sheriff’s officers blocked all outlets from the Trinity river bottoms today in the belief the remaining Convict of feur who escaped from Eastham prison farm. w.i. stiU in the section. Efforts to capture R C Tipton, the ♦n Three Years Lake Abilene level had risen six inches at 1 P-m from rains of the morning. The rise was continuing slowly and the rrrek above the lake was reported rising. Precipitation at the lake was .65 inch. hour before the meeting opened Self-styled leaders oi various state delegations rallied their friends around them and the groups Med with each other in efforts to cheer loudest for the AAA. Opening the convention, Robertson said: "It seems proper first of ail to say that we are farmers from the cotton belt and the tobacco belt and tlie wheat belt and from the corn belt and that this trip is of our own planning. "We left the plow handles to come here, and are paying our own way See FARMERS. Page 9. Col. 6 Two Roosevelts To Visit Texas AUSTIN May 14.—(UP»—1Two sons of the nation’s president will attend the state convention m Young Democratic club O C Christie secretary, announced told ay    I'he convention will be held in Amarillo June 7-8. James Roosevelt, the eldest son, is ecretary of Young Democratic rains, observers today found Reports of general crop advence-ment. Improvement in lielth conditions in the 18.000.000 acre area after weeks of dust storms. Heaviest precipitation in three years at some points. Smiles and encouragement. Rains fell in virtually all sections of the giant bowl, comprising parts of Kan-ps, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Harder rains fell on the edges, filling streams to flood levels in Kansas and Oklahoma There * were mud puddles at Prairie Center, Colo., the community that asked the nation to join in prayer for relief Precipitation measured one inch and a half— the heaviest in three years. Scott City, Kas., reported more than an inch oi rain—the best in two years—and farmers looked to corn and sorghum crops to rrplace ill-fated wheat plantings. As much as two tncho oi ram was reported in Norton county, Kas., scene of numerous dust barrage Pro! R moisture, Ranges had been mate rially improved. A good rain at Hamlin insured a , fair grain vield, according to a re- . port late in the morning. Some farmers in that section are expect- | mg Melds of 40 to 50 bushels per acre of oats and 13 to 20 bushels of wheat More than an inch of rain had been registered at Baird at 11 a. m. and it was still raining At Sweet-, water, following 75 inch fall, clouds | w'ere clearing away. Colorado had a half-inch, Pecos one-third m<U. Big Spring reported rain falling See WEATHER, Page 9, Col. 5 Sky Train Hops OH For Havana MIAMI. Fla.. May 14.—< v - Under perfect weather conditions, the first international sky-train—two gliders towed by an airplane-took off from here today on a one-stop flight to Havana, Cuba. Following a test flight yeste* deuce to back up his charges , l*ong was the only democrat to vote for his resolution but he : changed his vote for the purpose ! of moving for reconsideration The effort was last, however.) when Majority Leader Jo ^ h T Robinson, moved for reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was rejetced and Sen Kenneth McKeilar iD-Tenn ) moved to lav that motion on the tab! K was a parliamentary move frequently used by Long but thi* tlma worked against him McKellar’s motion was adopted by a vote The only other democrat to sup-l>ort Long s resolution was Senator Burton K Wheeler. D-Mont ) He did not vote * ut was paired | d T was announced that if he ha« voted hr would have voted for the resolution. The vote came after long produced two new affidavits purporting to show Farley’s connection  _with contract awards In New York. .    _    ,    The 62 to 20 vote showed that 19 Honeymoon In Europe IS republicans and one progressive -I    voted with long and 59 democrats, resolution recommending that the state legislature "inquire further into a sales tax as ft field for additional revenues to be used to relieve property from a portion of its unfair taxload.” Another resolution adopted asked that the legislature adopt legislation to enable a JO per cent reduction in ad valorem taxes Others approved urged the federal government to expand it* soil erosion service and establish a permanent erosion control pi« , and recommended that the U gUlature pass bills to permit local governments to “totally, fairly and judicially adjust debts in accordance with present property values    __ The conmtiu* voted to present UJfcp 9    •• ey t < and ledWai high-' way needs to tne highwnv comhds-sion. and urgm.1 that 8ft gap.* be closed and 19 new designations made In this section Approval of a number of West Texas public works projects was urged including those on the Brazos river, upper Colorado. Llano, Conchas dam. Trinity canal. Pan Didrikson Barred As Amateur NEW YORK, May 14 — (AP) — The I tilled State» Golf association announced today it had advised the Southern Women’s Golf association to reject the entry of Mildred Babe Didrikson, Texas all-around athlete, for the 19lf southern championship to be played at Louisville starting May 29. At the same time the I . S. G. A. made known it will not accept her entry for the women’s national championship to be played during the latter part of August at Minneapolis. Ever since Miss Didrikson won the Texas state championship several weeks ago and announced her intention to seek the national till® now held by Virginia Van Wle, the (i F association has ben conducting an investigation into Miss Didrlk-son's activities c* a professoinal baseball and basketball player. The decision was reached by the amateur status committee of the U. 8. G. A. of which A. L Reid to chairman "After we considered all of the facta m the ease,” said Reid, “we l&jtfce dec« u.n mqdw wa • far the 4 Mtereatx of the. *me.” ON WAY HERE Bab«* Didrikson left Dallas at noon for Abilene without learning that she would not be allowed to play in the major women’s soli tournament* am an amateur. The girl athlete is scheduled to play in a special Likely For Five and Ten Heiress one farmer- RENO, Nev., May 14 — ( Pt—At a solemn Presbyterian ceremony witnessed by a few friends and relatives. ilie former Princes* Barbara Hutton Mdivani today became the Counte. > Kurt HaUgwitz-Reventlow. The famous couple was married by the Rev. William Moll Case of the Reno Federated church In (he five-minute book common worship service Barbara’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn I Hutton of New York; James Blakeley of Hollywood, her former fiance: Dr and Mr A. J Bart Hood former District Judge and Mrs. George A Bartlett and few others were the. only person* present in the flower-bedecked Hood home as the wedding was perform- ! cd It was expected the couple would leave Reno today or tonight for a honeymoon trip that would take [ two republicans and laborite against him. In the bitter exchange which prr-ceded the roll-call Long shouted: You can no more burn and 1 squelch these facts than you can stop the lightning "You can no more make this man a pure man than you can make a rotten egg edible ” To which McKeilar replied "The senator from Louisiana is the past grand master, a leader of abUM.” “The senator will never lead the , democratic party. He may boss some people down in Louisiana but her see LONG I VRLF sT, I’»*' 9. < oL 5 Ready For War I    I    *    * Says Mussolini handle gas pipe line Pease river, Big Bend park. Guadalupe Mountain park and Palo Duro Canyon park    » A survey of »hallow water irrigation poadbiltties was recommended Group conferences on taxe* and territorial development were on this afternoon'* program Senator Arthur P. Duggan of Littlefield, was chairman of tax meeting, and R. H See CONVENTION. Page 9, Col. 4 June 3, Jefferson Davis Birthday, Is Declared Holiday exhibition match tomorrow afternoon at the country club. SET FDR TRIAL Transferred to 42nd Dis't Court and Put On the Docket For Friday m which everything for the 300 mile, them directly to i urop< and one of aerial journe* was pronounced in I. I hiockmorion, Kansas readinm the two gliders. piloted ov __    a»*»    m    %    m    I    «.*#    «    M    i    «1    r«j    in»    •    ...    f    XTn»,    Vi'irli* the castles owned by Um count s secreiary oi Young ucmocrauc •    7    ,    rtaome»,    me lub: of Amei lea EJUott Roasevelt Bt«te college agronomic. »Wrain- ¿ K (Jack) OMtBnt of New York see BARBARA 4 xll ftH-Anlel timbe «a U (TAiîl PTGtl ïïl    »    r-.    rx____1    r\,.    Heurt    ft*    Aï    Wlllìì»     -    -— Page 9, C oi 4 Governor Signs Several Bills of Fort Worth also will attend, Christie :aid The 31 state executive committeemen will meet in Austin Sunday, Christie ah,o reported tall “would make a wheat crop in the i entrai portion ol Kan a. .” and E. Paal D» Pom Jr., of Wilmington. Del., sailed <dt to the sou .1 lv w-v-*«    **•    r'    ,    liigwiii »v-*.,    * Herb Cavett. Beaver county, Okla.. in thP wa](r 0f a 225 horsepower plane with Elwood Kein of New See RAINS, Pag» 9» Cel. $ York at the controls. AUSTIN Mh 14 J' Governor j Allred Monday signed the following bill; • HB 175* providing for the gathering of statistic} I information on the catch of marine product* along the Texas coast • HB H4*i• providing any executor or administrator, 011 written complaint of a person interested in the estate, shall he cited to show cause why he should not be required to make an additional inventory or list of claims. • HB 301' providing deputies for combined office of tax assessor and collector. (HB 6661 regulating collection of taxes in municipalities and school districts. (HB 580» authorizing Na»-ogdoch-f*s and other counties to lend historical documents to Stephen F. Austin Teacher college <HB 501 authorising sale of used See BILLS, Page 9, Col. 8 BLANTON RAPS ENGLAND WASHINGTON May 14 — il Representative Blanton »D-Tex» thinks Dreat Britain's baUnced budget is an ’Infamous lie ’ "That budget tan t balanced.” he told the house "Great Britain owea us a debt of several million dollars, A merica Tells World She Will Not Act Alone To Peg Dollar Four Killed In Alabama Fire ROME May 14 OP>-Premie r Beiuio Mussolini, in an unexpected speech before the senate on the Ethiopian crisis thi.* afternoon, declared this nation “ready for any eventuality."    , Great Bntain and France, Italy s good friends, need have no fear lest the steady stream oi troops pouring into Africa weaken the country, he .aid, since “with three cl»fc es under arms and a fourth in readiness Italy is ready for any eventuality AUSTIN. Mav 14.—(UP*- June 3. Jefferson Davis* birthday, wa* decreed a legal holiday by Governor Jame: V Allred today State de-partments wull close. Gov Allred gave among reasons for tile holiday; "At the present Cases of Charles Parson,*. Abilene druggist charged with liquor law violations, were transferred Tuesday from 104th district court to 42nd district and set for trial Fri- dav morning ....      •    The    transfer    was    made    in    a -i>e- tlnie the states are again fsced with, ¡#saiot) of 104th court, called the Issue of retaining the right* i>y Judge W R Chapman, Cases granted tiicm undet ri»r constitu- against Parous, in which he is ri(>Iii*»    charged with tt*ns|x>rtation and In another proclauuitlon tlie gov-I possession of liquor and maintain-ernoi ordered two ’'Tomato Weeks” ing a "nuisance were rontinu®d at ior T« as ri-.r first week is May last regular session of the 104th 13-18 the econd June 2-8 Dover- | court upon a plea that the defend nor Allred pointed out tomato festivals 111 Dewitt and Lu.aea counties the first week in Jacksonville the second week WASHINGTON. May 14 -ol’, — Secretary Morgenlhau’s speech declaring that die American dollar is "absolutely sound” and that the United States is "no* unwilling to stablize ’ under certain conditions was widely regarded today a; an official new deal reply to critics who assert that an end of monetary uncertainty is needed to restore confident». tn Wall street, as here, a principal question talked over today wa.^ the probable elicei of tlie speech *>n the much-discussed restoration of assurance as to the future ot the dollar. In New York’s financial com-munity, some bankers and economists said the speech should help restore confidence while others said they saw little meaning in It. What. if any, future moves the speecli portends was no*, made known. All indications from administration sources have been that stabilization was a topi« for some : time in the future rather than the US HI UCUt Ui    , and that budget wont I* balanced j immediate present. Morgenthaus until that debt to oah.”    waa    ukao    «a    a    sigh    that    the United States does not intend to act singly for international stabilization. "Why should wr be .singled out and admonished that the moral duty to restore order is primarily ours? Before wr make any commitments, we must be sure that we will not lose what we have just regained," he asked. "We are not unwilling to stabilize However, if tin* great trading nations elect to continue under the present absence of rules we are no longer at a disadvantage We re- •AMBASSADOR ON WAY HERE Najera Of Mexico Will dress Convention Ad- WASHINGTON, May 14—<VT— Ambas,sador Francisco Najera Cas* valued our currency no more than tillo of Mexico planned ?<• leave was necessary and we can go either wav. Our hand - are untied. Discussing the dollar he told "what was clone, why and the effect." Mort of his remarks were devoted to world trad® conditions before and after the United .states went off the gold standard and devalued the dollar. But the heart of hi P«ech ton-cerned the administration's view of international monetary stabilization. day for Abilene, Texas, where he will addresa the annual meeting of ! the Texas Anti-Tuberculosis Societ' The envoy, an authority on the subject, will }»{ioak on method of . combatting tuberculosis studied j during his experience in Mexico and at the League of Nation; rhp meeting will be held May 17 and 18 The ambassador will return to bee 'ORGENTHAU, Page i Col* 4 Washington next wees BIRMINGHAM Ala . Mav 14 -i/p)—Four pet <»( were burned 10 death and a fifth person scrious.lv burned early today in a fire whu h destroyed a farm hom* near Bradford, Ala, The dead-Arthur Rich farmer Mrs J A Abel, TO, Rich’s mother-in-law. Rich’s two children, four and seven years old Mrs. Rich cm aped Irom the burning home with severe burns Physicians said she had a good chance to recover ” Call Proratlon . Hearing May 24 AUS’I IN’ May 14- T—The railroad commission today cal. *d a proration hearing for May 24 under the law authorizing confiscation of i crude oil and products illegally produced. j a state-wide hearing previously called lor May 1». was not changed. The May 24 hearing, it was explained, would supplement the earlier hearing called preparatory to promulgation of orders ba^ri on the recently enacted ga-* conservation act, and reenactment of the market demand statute for oil proration. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA HURT Famed War Figure In Motorcycle Accident • WOOL DORSETSHIRE. England, 1 May li i t Col. Thomas E Lawrence, famer leader of the Arab revolt against Turkish rule during the world war. was reported today to have taken a sudden turn for th* worse in the military hospital where ihe was brought last nigh* aftei being injured In a motor* «le accidf at. Th-j staff captain at Bovington camp near the hospital said the picturesque figure of the Arabian • am-paign wets "in a critical condition and suffering from concussion He said he may aho have suiler-®d a skull fracture. “Lawrence of Aiiibia, ‘ who emerged from Hi*? world war as on** of Its most picturesque figure.’ found one of hi* principal diversions in driving his motorcycle about the countryside at high speeds. He rode a machine of special racing design. Sent to Arabia during the war as TOLEDO AUTO STRIKE ENDS Workers Vote For Settlement In Stormy Session f TOLEDO Ohio.. Mm 14    '    Vi— The three-week strike at the Chevrolet auto plant here ended today and plant officials moved quickly to return to full sjjeed production The union workers who voted 732 CLEVELAND. May 14.—(AP) —Union employes of the Usher body company's plant here cast a unanimous vote lodai to terminate their strike and return to work, Oliver llayden-rekh, vice president ol the union local announced. ant wa ill and unable to appear for trial Parsons at the tune was in a hospital in Wichita Falls. He appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney W J Cunningham Indictment,* again t Parson* followed the confiscation of a quanti-?- of liquor from a bus at a local stai ion. several months ago the bus driver, J W Turnbow, was convi< ted on a charge of tram- 8ce IMItSONS. Pa«r ». fot, * WeaSScer und ' i. Inti •ca"”'«® alMwafa * mam <m«l W>k1 Tt*s*f W*w « i'tuHs,    » ta    CU,U-r Cloudy, prt t>* >ly I thund*ratonas to* to'iler toniaht f inotti ¡orr man — ■«era tonight and 1***11 ton to* night, waxtntr in north portion W«4n*»day. i Tea«* - Eut *«r tooth n-.mdlan — C'lriudy, pnihftbly »cnttertd ah* waea and thunda»•torni» tonight * and W»dne»di), tonight. In lutei nperaturea to 385 to end the strike were divided, however, in their opinion of the settlement James Roland, chairman of the .strike committee described the result as a “dirty deal." The vote followed a stormy meeting during which Francis J Dillon. American Federation oi Labor or-ganizfr for the automobile industry. 8«« LAWRENCE. Page 9, Got *    1    1»    STRIKE.    Pa*«    ».    Col.    »    j    BgisUvg    huautmy ;