Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 27, 1935, Abilene, Texas
President Shorn Of Power To Proclaim Codes For IndustryWi)t Abilene ISailp il^eporter“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’ —Byron
(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 188
VOL. HV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (C^’» United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1935— TEN PAGES
Law Stands Aside For Kidnapers
kitchen’s Version Of ¡Stafford Slaying Told®
FARM MORTAGE ACT IS KILLED
Ruth Chattcrton Flies Across U. S.
Ruth Chatterton was bac-k in the film colony today after piloting her own plane there from New York.
Miss Chatterton landed at Municipal airport ‘'“"fay coming from El Paso. Texas, on the last leg of her accompanied by Bob Blair, her instructor, and Miss sister of Ralph I’orbes, her former husband. She is shown below as she prepared to take off in New York.
Frazier-Lemke Act Had Granted Moratorium On Foreclosures
WASHINGTON, May 27.—(^»— j The Frazier-Lemke act granting a ' five-year moratorium for paying off ; farm mortgages and affecting billions of dollars of indebtedness was ■ held unconstitutional today by the j supreme court. j
In a decision read by Associate i Justice Brandeis, It ruled on a case brought by the Louisville Joint Stock ‘ Land bank against William W. Radford. Sr.
The federal district court for western Kentucky and the sixth circuit court of appeals upheld the legislation affecting farm debts estimated at $12,000,000.000 by the Minnesota attorney general.
The supreme court's ruling was ^ unanimous,
C^her court* had divided on the act, some upholding it and others ruling it unconstitutional.
In signing the bill, forced through TOngress In the closing hours of the
Loser at Dice Kills Stranger
MEXICO. D. F., May 2".—i.%P) Six friends sitting in a saloon decided to play dice, the loser to pay for a round of drinks, police said today~and to kill the first man to enter.
Felix Gulterre* Ramires. a slaughter house employe, known as “the Marihuano," was the loser.
He paid the bill and waited. Within a few minutes a man entered and was stabbed through the heart.
The victim, who was not Identified. had never been in the saloon belPre, the proprietor said.
Ramirez was taken to the penitentiary today charged with murder. The slaying o<curred last night.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Weyerhaeuser of Tacoma. Wash., whose P-year-old son, George Philip Weyerhaeuser, was kidnaped for a reported $200,0(H) ransom.
Filli Flft ÍS
REIISER High Court Q Cuts Heart
c[ Out of NRA
Revenue Man Tells Of : Conversation; Addicts Continue Story of Al-• leged Trades
LUBBOCK, May 27. (AP)—
Dr. L. W. Kitchen’s version of the machine gun killing of Narcotic Agent Spencer Stafford at Post February 7, for which Kitchen and three oth-j ers are charged, was brought ' indirectly into .the trial record by a government witness in federal court here today.
Jack M. Wilkinson, revenue agent of Fort WorUi, said Kitchen told I him several days ago of seeing the shooting fr' n his office window.
Stafford, in P<»t to Investigate narcotics activities, was slain by ^ Sheriff W F Cato In, front of Kitchen's veterinary hospital. The
WHEAT CURB APPROVED BY
Dl A IIII I All IT V ^ sheriff, Dr, V. A. Hartman, and Tom Kill H||i|J||||| I I Morgan, a deputiiied farmer, are the
... „________ Wilkinson quoted Kitchen a.s say-
last session. President Roosevelt .... ... i Ing he saw Sheriff Cato turn slight-
said it probably would need amend- AAA OftlCIBlS AT6 JUDIiBnl.; ly when someone yelled “don’t sh(»t
—we re federal officers,” then aim and fire with his machine gun.
In a verbal tilt with defense attorneys. United States *Dt.strlct At-
Seek Los Angeles Mob Of Terrorists
said it probably
. The law provided for the morato-' rlum if attempts failed to scale a I farmer's debts down to a figure hs , could pa5'. The property could not ^ be foreclosed during the five years ; if the owner paid a "reasonable rental.
In addition, the act enabled the farmer to obtain full title to his property by payment of its appraised value, regardless of the amount stipulated in the mortgage, i at the end of the five year period.
Radford, a Kentucky farmer, had' control efforts
Plan Program For the Next Four Years
WASHINGTON, May 27—A plan to hold the nation's wheat crop in check for the next four years was being put into final shape by the AAA today In the wake of a referendum showing farmers overwhelmingly in favor of continued
Banker and His Associates Targets In $72,000 Extortion Plot
taken advantage of the law defaulting on payments of a mortgage held by the bank.
He refused an offer of $9,500 lor his property when the bank tried to buy it in. Under the Frazler-
Ser FAR.M .%CT, Ff. 9, <’oI. 7 S
Woman Is Shot ^ By Young Son
tornev Clvde O Eastus a.sked • “Will vou admit he »Kitchen) could have prevented the shooting?"
Federal Judge James C Wilson
See CATO TRIAL, Pg. 9. Col. «
C. M. AKARD’S TRIAL OPENS
With Murder Result of Accident
PASADENA, Calif., May 27.—i A critically wounded man was the t hief due of federal agents today in their efforts to holve a $72,000 ^ .. I • II extortion plot directed at Herbert
Only Eleven Men Join Up,D Ivey, wealthy California banker
and his associates.
Tliey ¡sought the true identity of the man who gasped out his name as 'Jack Williams” after he had been shot in a trap They also were attempting to locate his hideout and to round up “the ten of us" mentioned in numerous notes sent to Ivey
'■Willlam.s” was sh»>t Saturday night when federal agents and San Marino police opened fire on an
Latest unofficial returns from the $9,(XX) referendum favored continuation of the wheat adjustment program by |
179,029 votes to 28,330, Officials Qhafged were Jubilant.
Dlffercnce.s developed among re-Lemke statute, he retained posses- publican leaders In congre.ss, meanwhile, as to the .significance of the | gpppjai to the Reporter wheat producers' poll. ANGELO. May 27.--C. M
“The result was to be ^)ip*‘cted," traveling hardware sale.smsn
declared Senator Dickinson <R- ©f Abilene, went to trial today in : Iowa). "Thiwe voting for contlnu- 5jgt dl.strict court here on a charge ance of the wheat program are of murder without malice those who expect to be iU benefic- xhe indictment was returned a?^ iaries ” result of the death of Mrs. Ella
Senator Capper «R-Kas) said the Mae Barblan. 22. of Abilene,
vote "ought to convince congress when she wa- «truck by an auto- j that the wheat program has been mobile the night of December
Third Day Passes With No Contact Made; New Instructions Asked By Family
WASHINGTON. May 27—
NRA codes were wiped out today by the supreme court.
The court ruled unconstitutional section 3 ot the industrial recoxcry act. under which congress delegated ■ to the president authority to make Í code».
•—— It held thl.s authority had.not been
TACOMA, Wash., May 27— sufficiently limited or defined.
(AP)—Fearful for the life of .. T?’® tribunal also ruled that 1 ' . "where transactions have merely an
George Weyerhaeuser, all law málr^t effect on interstate com-enforcement agencies today merce. the control rests with the heeded the pleas of the boy's states."
distracted family and g^e the HughefrTid the de-
abductors every opportunity cislon to a closely attentive court to return him unharmed. room. In detail, he discussed con-
The family pleaded with officials, j which controlled the making
.1 w : ol* codes—leaving the president free,
apparently berau.se ol the sinister ^, ^ meaanrea Ü
warning In the ransom note, which | he thought for the public welfare, gave them five days to comply with ■w There had never before been such demands. * delegation of authority, he empha-
TliLs was the third day since
«iiri th» »«ÍJ. ^be opinion was delivered in tlie
IMtrr :,Hld ff“"
nrirVm^r ‘thfímoiíí“ *• ^chrchter Poultry
payment Imnirdlately and “*‘«ht i SStrv^M'’rkrf’*In
Tnrw mean, of contacting the kid- "‘"I
, dlvtduals composing thoie two firms,
^oüier advertlHemeat was in-' bi the live poultry business
a Seattle newsnaoer reading- ' lating the live ptHütry code of fair
“Due publicity be’yond oiir con- conspiracy to
trol, please indicate another method
Itlhil« ’ thVT^d'er-aT'dl’idftTourt for
%.e notice w«, taken as an In-, ‘i''
dlcatlon that the first attempt to
communicate with the abductor, »f' ‘ ‘Í.H ‘.u?
the g-year-old boy had failed. ; f».eir
The kidnapers gave the Immeiu»-; “n the re-
ly wealthy timber family five day»: Í “Írelating to trade
to comply with the ransom de-1 _ -
rrrttlli« Vr”" pivment’ 0^1'^' Scl^c^ter to th"« m™“^ S-^ onmenl. and fined him 11.300; Alex
The note warned the lamlly against notifying pollee. asked lor I ,f !
payment oí the ransom In federal. o,,h.._h,*lr J! . «**
ie»rve notes, unmarked and n'™“’« »3.-
j ominously, “This is bu.slnesa. be bur.lne.ssllke "
Ballenl points In the raasraii note follow'!
Demand for $200,000 In cash In bills of varlouf dcnonilnation.s and unmarked.
Five days in which to raise the
QUINS A YEAR OLD TUESDAY
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For Trip Across The Country |
LOS ANGELES. May 27—lUP)— F’orced to pf)>tpone his projected “bonus march" to Washington be- I cause only 11 men enlisted in tht i the • army.” Royal W Robertson to- ; day .set up new reciuliing quarter« ’ In the hope of Ratting underway by Tuesday
“I signed up MX) men personally.” Robertson said, "and we had prom-lae.s from 900 others. I can't imagine where the went to”
The former soldier, a leader n’ the bonus “army" of 1932. arrivei at the assembly grounds early ye -terday so that he could gel his • army" on the march at the .scheduled hour—10 a. m
When the time arrived her nvfunt-ed a soap box and counted 11 men Four of those present were salesmen who came »o sell the bonus marchers food
“It’s all for the time being, the leader »aid Maybe the others slept late. We'll set up .shop again and maybe we can muster the others who promised to go."
t lilLD IH DRCrtVMD
CORSICANA, May 27 — T—D J Moruiiii 10-year-old bov of the ^ural Shade commnnliy. was drowned in a lank late Sunday The body was ru lied bs autom(^ile to Corsican. 2,5 n dibtani. wliere a pulmo! ! h e.tt:fui8l respiration were <¡1,; m a futila effort to revive hmi
Nee «LEK G.ANG, Pg. 9, Col. $
PORT WORTH, May 27—(UP)— Mrs Mary Bosley wa.s in a hosiptal today with a bullet wound in the back, and her two sons, one of whom “«nspport" ft 9? fftltber pistol at her, were in Tarrftiit county Jail.
Mrs. Bosley was filiot by her son Bruce, 9, as she wa.s walking down the street near her home. Another son, Thomas, 14, standing half a block from the scene, ran to her aid when he heard the .'.hot.
Bruce told oificei,« he had not intended shooting his mother but "Just wanted to scare her because she wouldn’t go fishing with me."
He said he hid behind a signboard and as his mother passed, stepped out and snapped the pistol at her. The gun di.Hcharged.
Brush Fires Rage Around Their Hospital-Home
Text of First Ransom Note
100 fine, the Schechter Live Poultry market. $100 fine and the A. L. A. Schechter Poultry corporation. $425 fine.
The second circuit court of appeals approved the convictions on 17 counts, iiMludlng conspiracy, and set aside the conviction on two counts which charged violation of minimum wage and maximum hour« provisions of the code. It held those two provisioiLs unconsututlonal.
With Donald R. Richberg. NRA chief who argued the case sitting lu feet before him in a packed court room. Chief Justice Hughe«
Ner .SKA. Pg. 9. Col, $
helpful and that the wheat farmers 1934, on hlghw; y 30 near the Wind-
undoubiedly are for it." Representative Hope of Kansas, ranking members of the house agriculture committee, saw "no political effect” in the referendum In his state.
"The program ha.s been pariicl-
Hee W HEAT ( I KB. Pf. 9, t ol. 8
29TH A. G. C. COMMENCEMENT ENDS SESSION HERE MONDAY
Waller McGee’s Life Is Spared
JEFFERSON CITY, May 27 UP) The tearful plea of Miss Mary Mc-Elroy that Walter McGee, her abductor. be saved from the gallowb was answered todiy when Gov Guy B Park commuted hi» death sen-teiu.fc to life imprisonment.
McGee wa« the first man to receive the death penalty for kid nap -
mill, a night club near the 8= n Angelo outskin She died ..everal hours later m a hospital. Akard's arrest foUowlri«
Entering a plea of not guilty when his case wa .ailed Iho* morning, the defendant al^o made application for suspended .senteme Five stJite witnesses were heard to support the state'.s contention that Akard’s car struck the young woman and that he wa.« intoxicaied at the time and dur ng a visit he
hee AKARI) I RI AL, P«. 9. C’oL 8
ThIrty-SIx Are Awarded Bachelor’s Degrees: J. Pliant ‘"oovVrnor"p»?2f“S Sanders, Sherman, Is Speaker of Day
Twenty-ninth commencement of Abilene Christian college, held Monday morning in Sewell auditorium saw thiriy-six young men and women re.eive academic degrees An I equal number will be graduated at the end of the summer term Four I young women received certifu ates of aicomplishnientb in fine art-*.
J Pliant Sanders, minister of the Church of Christ in Sherman an outstanding figu-e among unger preachers of the church, delivered the address • Freedom Through Truth"
! the ipeaker s theme He reviewed > freedom from luperaution and fear i
that humanity he • i« 'ie)u:fd and deacribed Jesus Chr ' as the controlling personalit' ti.iough which the world wb.-, • a new life
through new law i' * c'istoms. a new date
"Education witiiont < >od Is incomplete ’Ye shall kn<'W the truth and the truth shall inHr.' '-ou free," he .said
Aim of ed’i» aii truth in relation.ixeiweea men and women, In r»: . »'¡isiiip of mtn to the universe a. ' t. if¡«tion»hlp& between man a; »"»h declared
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action commuting his sentence to life imprisonment came two years tilmoat to an hour after Miss McEiroy. .vocially prominent daughter of Henry F Mt Elroy, city manager of Kansas City, was abducted
Pampa OH Field Worker Drowns
CANADIAN. Mav 27 -oPi-Char-Ifs Ix)ng 44. a Pampa tool dr«te«r, drowned last night while fishing from a boat on a lake on the Hoover Strader ranch, 15 mile» souUi of here The boat filled with water a; a trol line wa« being run Sheriff Walter Jone* recovered the body today.
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CALLANDER. Ont May 27 'T*
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AMARILLO, May 27 —»P -Part of rrad».' xexii*' dust bowl wa* turned Into « lake over the week-end when heavy rain, hail and twutlng wind» wrought havoc in the eaatern portion of the Panhandle 'the rain averaged from half an Inch to kfx inche.s. hail plli'd up two feet deep pi .some places, leveral farm honiek were greatly damaged and livebtock wan killed.
The ram continued iu a wide area Iasi night, extending to tlia Lubbock section frf Uie south plains Clareudf«), WeUingto«. Pami». Panhandle. Groom and Bo««r were In the l(X)-mile long and 40-mile wide storm area Several ¡small buUcitMPi and farm homes were blown down between Panhandle and SkeUyton and many cattle and other llvesiock ed by the wind and luill Ram aniouniing to 5 inches felt from Morse. ncMth of Amarillo, to ’ Spearman. Rains on the smith plains Included Plainview Quitaque, Shzmioyk. Memphis and other points. Ciufdrea« $l«o got, a good j rain