Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 29, 1935, Abilene, Texas
Arrangements Rumored For Payment Of Ransom For Boytilje Abilene ©ail? ^^eporter
“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’-Byron
VOL. HV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press «^P)) United Press (UP)
ABILENe" TEXAS. WEDNESDAY. MAY 29. 1935—TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition ot The Abilene Morninp News) NUMBER 190Fired To Save His Life Says Cato
iSeek Quick Solution Of NRÀ Problem
Children of Weyerhaeuser’s
This group portrait shows the children of J. P. Weyerhaeuser, Tacoma, Wash., lumber magnate, victimized In a sen?jitional kidnaping. At the right is Cfcorge, 9, held by abductors reputedly demanding S200,-000 ransom. Philip, Jr., 10, is at the left and the cen^r Is Anne, 13. (Associated Press Photo).
ABILENE PEOPLE MIX PRAISE AND CRITICISM UPON COURT DECISION NULLIFYING N. R.A.
Witness. Testifying In His Own Behalf. Denies
M iDeadline Set ^ By Kidnaping Gang Is Near
God for the supreme Wednesday morning there were
well supported rumors that some other classes of workers would soon NRA decision is a step themselves required to put In
.. . . .u« more hours,
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TACOMA. Wa^^h., May 29—Sud-
He Knew of Any Dope den dcseruon or the Weyeihaeiuser i
Hr Thoft Rinriq home by almost the entire family ^
Ul I niliyj) brought rumors arrangements had
T mir on / A coinplctpd foT payment today
- , LUBBOCK, May «9. ) of $200.000 ransom for the safe re
in some cases wage Sheriff W. F, Cato of Garza turn of nlne-year-old George Wcy-
Tlie NRA decision Is
New Dealers Grope For backward" dmstrale the ■ *** ' onenu VY. r, v.awu U* wo*.» uu„ o, n,
^ n -1 /> Those .sentences illustiaie in r^^juctions were represented to oe in his murder crhaeuser.
Way To Proceed; Con- great differences m the oponion of brewing. . , ^ j *hat he shot and '
Abllenians of the national recovery Opinion.s. trial today that he snot ana
Today was the deadline for pay-
... , nu«««« 1« Abilenians 01 me nauormi Opinion.s. tiiai touay vuaw «c o ment of the rauMrni set by kidnap-
stltutional Change is »ct and the effect of the supreme Here are some expressiorus of local killed Narcotic Agent Spencer .snatched tlie curly-haired
courts decision declaring the prest- people with reference to the demise Stafford at Post February 7 in jm^per heir from Tacoma streets dents right to enforce codes and tp nr A: nrotection of his own life, last Friday,
the wage and hour provisions of e. g. Cummings, attorne.i—my hat ^ tb« Annar#>ntlv
29._ the act to be uncorLstltutional. off to the supreme court for Wearing cowboy boots, t
WASHINGTON. May 29.— the act to be uncon-stltutlonai. off to the supreme court for .7'“* .''”7 . memh^rs of the family today had
\p\_The New Deal Probed purpose of bringing out ringing to our one great jrost of middle-aged, slightly bald Cato American lake home of
• 1 * j a representative cross-section rcflec- j.3f^ty—the constitution. Unllmit- who is serving his fifth term , Hodman Tltcomb. uncle of the
iinly today for means to meet ^011 of the public sentiment toward, ^ even ^ sheriff, looked straight at „tisslne boy.
le extraordinary problem pre- NRA and the courts action ran- jj president and a good^._ w.tLpr. s,w>,ulated the une»-
the extraordinary problem pre- NRA and the courtv action ran- jj president and a good .. . .
sented by the supreme court dom conver.sations with People _on „ ponHary to American prin- The jury as ne ^
of NRA clples. unlimited regulation of prt- “Stafford whirled and rais-
bitting 01 IN . . this morning and yesterday evemng.^ business is contrary to our ed his gun to fire—and I shot.
Officials assayed confliQting trend of pn„cipic.s. in vpstigating Strangers
reports about preservation of pointed to lengthening of houn of , ^ ^ parker. cafe operator—I m .......
code wage and hour standards, work for ® to continue to run my bu>l-
r?,d.cl, Brr.kdo.n <he ne« « I h.vc wen-foUowlnR tM
Gratification over public an- ¿rtiavir To continue b'RA NRA rule.s fully, until sometlilng
nouncement that many businesses rules and substltited definite develops for m to follow^^
would observe codes voluntarily was tji^rcfor the state regulations-54 Gilbert Pechacek. wholes
offset by private information of ppr vieek for women, unltn-
ited hours for men employes.
most of the other
Tax Exemptioh For Hidalgo Nullified
offset by private information .some moves to cut wages and lengthen hours. While refusing to speak for quotation, one key NRA officer predicted a general code I breakdown
, i-.osident Roosevelt, pur.suing his I own studies s' ently. was believed I to be waiting especially for two things; first, a ronsensus from both his administrative and legislative
bee OPINIONI». Page II, i ol. 5
Act of 1925 Held Unconstitutional By Supreme Court of State
Rehearings Are Denied In Big Spring And Tyler Cases
AUSTIN, May 29—(-P*—The court of eriminal appeals today refused to rehear appealf of C. B James of T\ler county and W. R, Hildreth of Howard county, each sentenced
to death for murder Jamfi wa convkted of fatally stabblne hi; common-law wife. Cleo, la^t November 3. He testified they had made a compact to kill each other if they quit living together. Friends persuaded him, however, not to commit suicide > Hlldretli was convicted of stabbing his wite. Docia, witli an ice pick at Big spring last October 1. He objected to her attending picture ■-how.', without his permission.
The court.s action left executive clemency as the only hope of the men for escaping electrocution. Judges who presided at the trials may set execution dates 30 days after receipt of the court’s mandate
AUSTIN. May 29—«A*»—The supreme court held today that a legislative act of 1925 exempting Hidalgo county from state taxe.-^^ for 25 years was unconstitutional.
Scott Gaines, first assistant attorney general, said the deci.sion probably would affect some other statutes under which state taxe.s were remitted.
The legislature exempted Hidalgo county from state taxes becau.se of high waterii and overflow on the condition that the county voted bonds to prevent recurrence of the calamities.
In 1924 the county voted $1.620.-
000 bonds for such purpcses, but state authoritie,- continued to collect taxes for school and state pension purposes, maintaining they were not Included ui the exemption
1 On a suit by the Hidalgo county , commissioners court, an Hidalgo
county judge restrained collection of any ad valorem taxes for any state purpcMis for 25 year: whe e-upion the state appealed. The ch'^e reached the supreme court on certified questions from the court of civil appeals.
The opinion by Judge S H Ger-
bee DKCIblON, Page II, tol, 8
Bv I nited Press.
President Roosevelt studies proposals for system ot voluntary codes to replace NR.\ paets.
('ongrrsslonal liberals urged conslitutloiYal amendment giving congress speeifie power to regulate houiS. wages and trade practice,«..
Strike of 4(Mi.(MM) <oal miners threatened .lune 16; union urges passage of tiuffey bill to replace coal code.
Organized lalM»r calls on members to protect advantages gained under NR V.
Business generally sits tight, tbserving codes voluntarily for present: price cutting starts in ‘Ome lilies.
Rrp, .lames \. bhanley, I».. l onn., offers bill for federal II-rensing of construction industry and distribution trades.
The sheriff te.stified that he did not know that Stafford wa.s a federal officer until after the shooting. He ^ald he was investigating a report that armed .suspicious persons were in town at the time Stafford was machine-gunned to death while he and a companion agent were InvestiKatlng puiportad nan otic Irregularities at Post
also Indicted for murder in connection with the,same killing w^re; Tom Morgan, a farmer deputized by Cato shortly before the shooting: R V. Hartman, a Po.st phvsiclan. and nr I. W. Kitchen: a veterinarian In
Watchers .s;>eculftted the unex plained movements of the family were made in response to directions outlined in a registered letter delivered ye.sterday afternoon.
Tlie original raivsom demand had said, “You will be notified where to go when the time cotne.s."
After delivery of the letter, the tliree other rhilren—Ann, 13. Phillip, 10, and Elizabeth. 2 -were moved to the .rcluMon of the Tltcomb home outside the city.
La.st iiight George s father. John Philip Weyerhaeuser. left his brightly Itglited mansion in an au-tomobiir wlUi Tltcomb. An hour
Hundreds Seek Indian’s Riches
MUbKOGEE, Okla., May 29.—
, API—The oil fortune disdained In life by Jackson Barnett, “the world’» richest Indian,” wa» a bone of contention among more than 3(M) litigants during their first big inning in federal court here today on the first annlver-sarv of his death.
When Barnett died In California I«At year, a hasty examination of tribal records indicated he had no living relative».
Today, a year later, more than 200 rlaimanta from Kentucky, Tennessee. Mis.souri. Kansas, and other states, and from Canada and Mexico, will seek to establish claims to his oil riches through relationship.
the agent, was shot
Federal Judge James C Wilson Rnnounced yesterda.v that the jury _ would be Instructed, at the dose ol
Faces Prison Term For Star Alabama Gridder to
eyes consunlly cn the jury as he ' w'lated his version of the homicide, i He aenied having knowledge of an ' alleged drug and theft ring wdiieh.
- ^ i government witne.si>e.s had ,
LITTLE RCXIK, Ark., May 29—, him. Dr Hartman and Kitch-
Millard <Dlxiei Howell, »tar en
Knew of No King
Slaying Bride And Catholic Priest
Report After Baseball Season
later Mr Weyerhaeu.M'i n, , W. K-H.n: nL : _
u..t Body of Frank Wynne Is
they had all gone to the Tltcomb residence, but tlie sudden stir of action le?* than 24 hours before the deadline for payment of iite ran-,soin wa.s regarded a» significant live deadline for payment oi Ute $200.000 is 6 35 o’clock tonight Readlne.'
Sought In River at Fort Worth
PORT WORTH. May 29.—(UP'— Police and volunteer worker today dr\he*pa%'nU**to'me^ continued their search for the body
NEW YORK. May 29 - (UP»— Joseph Leib Steinmetz. apostate Jew, was convicted today of first degree man.»laughter for the killing of his n-year-old bride. Ruth, whom he «aid he found in a hotel room with the Rev Joseph J. Leonard. a Catliolle priest
The verdict was believed to be a compromise, The state had riot asked for a first degree murder verdict.
passing halfback of tlie University of Alabama, said here today he had ¡signed a two-year contract to coach ' the University of Mexico fockball team.
Howell, now playiiig second base for the Birmingham Barons of the ■Southern association, said he would ¡report for duty at Mexico City. D. F, at the close of tlie baseNiU sea-
••Did vou know until It wa.s un-rurthkrt by M.ral
Post?" he wa.s a.sked hv W P Mc Ijean, defen.se attorney “I never heard hut one thing, al-
the demand was shown in their
See KIDNAPING. Page 11. Col- 9 • *
Britain Moves to ! Stabilize Money
nor had it pressed the .seeond kill- son. ing charged against the »ouug dl- "I think I m mighty luc ky to get vinltv student -that of ISie prleM »
who died under the youth-*- barrage school.’’ beamed Howell “It s a grea^
AUSTIN. May 29 —(UP*—A plea for rehearing for W D May. given a death verdict as slayer of Jack Sturdivant near Handley, wa-s made
bee C Ol RTb. Page II. Col. S
FEW BELIEVE REDFERN TALE
Two Men Killed In Train Wreck
Another “Amazing Story” About Long Lost Aviator
advisors on how to proceed; apd two, a crystallization of public opinion.
Perhaps .surmountmg boili was an attempt to define ■ ailerstate commerce” in tiie light of the broad decision that goods which affect Interstate conimeice ouh iudirtclly were not subject to federal Jurisdiction.
There was a prououiu’ed impression that, under ttie decision, it would be extremely difficult to em-
hee NRA Page 11. C oL *
iFLANDIN MAY BE DEFEATED
Demands Dictatorial Powers To Save the Franc
of pi.stol shots Sentence will be pronounced on June 14 It Wtt.s indicated the indictment charging him with tke murder of Father Leonard will be dropped. He faces one to twenty years imprisonment
■Your verdict t amply supported by the evidence.” Judge Charles C. Noll said u)K»n receiving it, “and the court wlil take mi« consider» I ion your recommendation for merry " Steinmetz met tragedy two weeks after he married Rutli Armstrong of Los Angele.« He had fore.saken his parent.s' religion to study for the Protestant ministry. In New York, where he was honeymooning, he and his bride were registered at the Knight-s of Golumbus hotel On Nov 26. last, hotel employes heard several shots in the room oc-. upled by Father Leonard. When thi V broke down the door. Mrs Steinmetz. almost nude, and l*eon-»rd. with some of his clothes removed. were l.vmg In disarray, slmt to death Steinmetz was clutching a revolver and appeared to be uncon-'^rlous The three had been drinking
opportunity and you can bet I'll do After my best to develop the game among the student.s there '
Howell said he .suppasiri tin* the Unlver.slty of Mexico would schedule additional football game^
LONDON May 29—<UP' -Prime „ II I «1 I Minister J. Hamsay M:*cDonald In-hee <’A10 TRIAL. Page H. t «>• *. in the house of commoac to
day that Rrttaln Is. prepared to join in an Interi-stlonsl currency stwbll-iZHtion conference if ?mne other nation tnkc.s tlic initiative
In reply to a que.stioner. MacDou-Hld empiifttlcally refused to make tJie first move
Food, Dnifls Act
WASHINGTON, a two-year
bee HOWELL, Page 7, ( ol. ft
Fear Six Buried Under Wreckage of N.Y. Building fRtj
May ’28—'T'-imiit senator Sopeland s”fo.;d. drugs snd «•<>smel-ic bill today bears -senatniTHl ampr >‘ val and awaiUs only houH« ^ before being to the WldU
The mcasnic aim ndctl m u'*** | recurring objections on several senators, increase^, die i g ¡dtttorv authority of the secrc-r, of agriculluit over foods and drugs, and adds cosnietK.'
of Frank Wynne. 25, supervisor of boys Ht Mawnlc Home who waa swept to his death in the waters of the we.st fork ol the Trinity river —four days before he was to have been married
Wynne had waded into the »wifi water below the .spillway of the Lake Worth dam to the aid of three boys of tlie group of 63 lie had on an outmg from the .school.
Ihe three youths managed to reach the bank safely, but Wynne wa.s thrown from his feet by the racing current Other boys in the group told investigating officera the\ believed Wynne, un exceilent swimmer, was “fooling" when he
e fust move shouted lor help and went down.
■W, BTr not rtKinlr.-tl thl. 1»«
"wo ';s;o'"b^on 'it'yirrio "rod .n atUok ol cr.mp6. «
inltlHtsve taken and up to now ha\c not been very successful”
His st-Hternent placed a new' light on tlip Brliish aiiilude. Previously.
Neville Chamijerlain, chancellor cf the excliequer, has slated repczledlv that he sees no usi*ful purpose in such a confeicnce at prescni
bee .MAN HKOWNb. Page 7, lot 4
Markets Will Be Closed Thursday
ASHLAND. Ky . May 29-'-P-Two men were killed when a Chesapeake and Ohio freight train went through an open switch near here
today Engineer George Nicholas. , _ _________
61, of Lexington, Ky. was thrown day by Tom Roeiie. left
from hi.- cab to ills death agaln.sl ' ' ’
a box car, and Head Brakeman Arthur Holder 4« of Ru-s.seU Ky , was raided to death Fireman Charle.s E Barker, 44. l/‘xington. Ky. jumped from the engine cab snd was uninjured Special Agent H P Lane, who invefttigated, said that h pafsenger train had passed over the same Wwii li at 12 45 o clock this inorn-Thf vreck cx,:curred at 3 40 oclock aim In the ineanumc he said oincone, apparenllv not a raiitoad man, had opened the switch l*ane lAAcl it looked like “irudge work.'*
COLON Panama, May 29 ’ —
An amazing account of Murting Paul Redfern American s.ialor who difeappeared eight ye»rs ego. living as a “medicine man m the Jungle of Dutch Guiana r» l:U» d torn--i of
his hearers unbelieving The informant, a G»'in..i: -b<i.n American citizen, said lie Ined for three months in 1933 with Redft-':. who vanished while on a flight in ni Brunswick, Oa.. to Rio De Jaiv lo Roche previously had told ! ¡.i »torv to James I* Park U 8 i -sul here, and Park relayed l( '¡'c fctaU department at Washuigto. o« narratoi .s offer to lead a n uc expedition to Redfern « rude h u ui an Indian village far Irotn uvilt* zation Several nthei exp.'tu u>i. looking for Redfern aftir report» he
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PARIS, Maj 22 ! ue p* it ion oi
Premier Pierre Ft.i ime Flandm .. cabine* became u.i ;' i >ui»l.. prec»-rious today a» it t» aiiu* virtuallv certain the rh»mb*r f>! deputies fl-nance committee w* dd oppose hts Woodrow W i'wmand for diet a'"fiat power.s to defend the fran<
1 Moleal ta of tlie (om-tlie premier today's pai -
NEW YORK May 29—A’- Hix persons were liclleved buried in tiie wreckage of a three-story building in a terrific bla.^t at 2lsl street and First avenue lodav Police e;,-timated tliat at least 10 more per-sons were injured The explosion tore out the entire hide of the bulldmg, and it bur-st I into flames shortly after Two fire i alarms were sounded.
Broken glass .showered tlie vu in-lf>. Ten ambulaiues from hospi I tals In the sector were ru-shed to tlie • scene, as wer< four police emer-I gency squada and a lire re.scue »quad
MILS FRENC HE
NEW YORK. May '2U-<4', — All leading security and commodity markets in the Uniteo Slates with the exception of the Savannah naval .stores and New Orleam cotton exchsnge will be clo*ed twnorrow in observance of Memorial Day
BARRVyiGllE I. ILGIIb HAVANA, Ma> 29 'UP'- John
Barrymore arriving tcxlcy on his yru’ht Infanta ' wk> mirilsful over ve divorce -ulf filed s.£Minst him in
_B., 'lie aivorce -uu uieo rum ui
Shooting On Streets At Normandie Sails With a ThTc.'ìr?
Orange: Killer Flees Heavy Gold Cargo ry h..„
To Louisiana France
Voice« were rai <-■ cu.shion when men,' nuttee conien ed • in hl» office pnoi liamentary xeshuu The confereni c « "emotional and IK "
Flstndiii a.Nheilcti ' forced to devalue le^,i lie i. granii • ¡le tlemand» Men ^ mil lee »aid howev»
^iiU adamant m
for Bellevue away
hospital five blínk»
opM'iibed -1» ptimes drama-
..;1(C migtit be ' in iency Ull-,, (uli powe,,s of tiiP ((. in-majorliv w«» rjppositlon to
I ft«c REOfCftN. Page 7. CoL ft I ^ K&ANCE. PM« U, Col. ft .found in pocket.
Find Bov Dylnq Near Wife’s Home
FORT WORTH Mav 29.— —• Four peraon.» v.»rc taken from tiie
V hile 21. bridegroom jjgjjrjt, and plai e.i in an ambulance of eight moiiti.u. WIS» found dying • -
la.Ht night, four blorks from the
tiome of hl.s 'v«fe _____
White wa» dlhcoveicd near the tilli
curbing by radio patrolman William aSOIlIlle Hill wlClS
Davtdhon, who wa* working in his SIX lO 18 YeiirS
Taken to a ha jjimi, White was pronounced 'tcaii NEW ORLEANS Mhv 29 T’
White ha<i been uucmployeri for Bonnie Hill, also known a» Marion
»•veral mot H> < ad been In mg King 23 year old Arkamsa» woman With hi» pa;>m- vhi.>- his wife had was ’«entenced t<K:dC bv Judge Wil-g'liie to llvi wiih J'Ulive.» until he hun F O Hara m i rlmlnal district could find "i k court to serve not le s tlian 4x yeai «
Mrs. Will • said la i hu.sb«iid had nor more than 18 y ars in the VLstied her veaterds ,, and a note penitentiary for the fatal night club
presurrablv addreazed to her wa» slabbing of John Irving Pierce, 23.
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line into Irom " ■' mg
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re, ted last nig! " and (il.sarmed ot can V mg
Afui biuig nui lu carrv pi ' released
For several nc l>een denounem. Orange from h: mandmg police a< ' the ftituktloo.
ami.sltr Davie? aid ,, the .'.ate
■ tiif shoot-
t, iiiid bi-cn Hi tt'. iatlue chief (i P’ 'oís Jic was
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LE HAVRE. France May 29—«^ The giant new Frencli liner Normandie, world.s largest »hip. vaU: today on her inulden voyage New York in live hope of proving heiself Hie iH»tc»t ve».«,el afloat.
Financial < Ircle.» «aid »he would carrv a heavv .shipment of gold, a new diMln on the vault» Ol the Bank (f Fim/e a- the goveininenl pushed It.s (jHttlc to save the fiHnc from devaluation
Honnr pft .ep.riers lor Hie trip aboard the 79DOO-ton •flcwvung GLv HIP Mme Albert Lctiun wife of the prf.sideii!. lier daugluei Mine Mane Fi ayrDlinard;; it* i da-agh-trr-m-law Mme jean Lfbiun, and WUlum Batiiand. Fiemli mlnutei of merchant maruse Thcv will watch the 1 029 feet of .«.i-11 em-it.-ed power and luxury tr to beai
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