Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 30, 1935, Abilene, Texas
Death RidesWWls of Speeding Cars In 500 Mfle Racemt »nc Mp ^i^portcr“WITHOUT OR WITH OPFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WUHLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron
OjM'ipNVOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY. MAY 30.
(Evening Edition ot The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 191
K. Petillo In Lead At
■ 400 Miles
Fate oi Sheriff Cato To Be In Jury’s Hands Today
FIRE WRECKS QUEEN THEATRE I
Their Test Case Upset NRA
Aaron Schechler (center) and Joseph Schechtcr ¿right), of the A. L. A. Schechter Poultry corporation of Brooklyn, uht^e appeal against convictions for alleged NRA violations led lawing of codes by the supreme court. The bchwhters are shown with Joseph Heller, attorney. (Associated Press Photo).
DAMAGE MAY GO OVER $5,OM
Roof and Screen of Oldest Showhouse Destroyed
Pastor-Slayer Will Offer Insanity Plea
Roof and si'reen of the Queen theatre. Abilene's oldest showhouse, were demolished early this morning In the worst fire of the year here. Although the sound equipment, walls and seats escaped the blaze, con.siderable damage was caused by water.
No official estimate had been made ar to the lo.ss at noon today but Fire Chief Ray Roe said the damage would likely amount to more than total lo'-s for year to date—$5,000 The local fire department answer* ed the call at 5:32 a. m. and within 40 minutes the fire which had spread over the entire roof was under control.
Firemen Overcome Captain A. C. Abbott was overcome with smoke and received a blow on the side of his head while helping tear down the metal ceiling j... »o ombftt the roof flames.
His injuries were not serious, however. and he was reported resting well r* the West Texas Baptist hospital. Several other firemen were overcome bv the smoke and heat but they did not leave the scene of the fire.
The flames spread to one side of the balcony, damaging from both fire and water the rest room below The fire was checked before reaching the projection room which houses the r,ound enuipment and machines Cause of the blaze was not oetermined.
The Queen confectionerv, lo< ated
Flirabeth Pitz looks quite pleased here—^she had just won the title of “MKs France". Almost immediately her joy turned to tears—she was forced to resign as disgruntled rivals called her “Mile Boche* because she was born in the Saar, recently returned to Germany.
INTS N Chaco War MWi RERO!
Called Off For Month
Rl KNOS AIRF-S, Alay 30 —(I P) -The long and costly flran Chaco
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One Racer Is Killed and Another Dying; Track Records Fall
SPEEDWAY Indianapolis. Ind., May 30.—, UP»—Wilbur Shaw. In-‘ dlanapolis, driving a Miller-motored Plrnmg Special, set a new track record of 108.987 miles an hour for 350 miles of the Inaianapolis motor speedway today.
TTie previous average for the distance was 107 339 set by Louis Meyer when he won the race in 1933.
Kelly Petillo. from whom Shaw had grabbed the lead a short time earlier, was second at the 350-mile
^ mark and BUI Cummings. Indianap-
t *"« TiLirr Rpnnrt ^900 onn Takpn year s winner, was third.
Government Reopens»;- .‘r . . ' .
was called off today at least for 30
Case to Offer Rebuttal ,
The Bolivian delegation to a eon-
Testimony Against Of- ^o-d.y
J ^ truce propoaal and during that
fippr anri nthpr<i time determined efforts will be
Ticer ana ume s conflict to»def.
..«V inUe end. Paraguay already had
LUBBOCK, May 30 —(AP) accepted truce.
—Sheriff W. F. Cato, of Gar- The warfare, arising from the za county, accused with three frontier dispute, has lasted more
Shaw passed Petillo when the lat-
to Secret Hiding Place ‘«IT.hc >«d ..
For Delivery To Abduc--u-~
tnpc I held the lead at 4<X) miles.
Rex Mays, another Califomian i»T V. mr oA who had led most of the race
TACOMA, Wash., May 30—, forced out at 300 miles with a
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(AP)— Reports the kidnapers | broken .spring shackle of Qeorffe Weyerhaeuser had
za couny, accusea than two vears and taken a terrific been contacted and $200,000
other, of slaying a feder^ of. ^
ficer, today heard the govern- ,y,any months the fighting was
ment charge that he had “mal- stubborn with littie advantage on
ice in his heart” when he kill- pUher side. Then Bolivia made im-ed the officer. Spencer staf-
_ , - a great counter-attack which drove
ford, at Post February /. J^^ces back from Paraguayan
Arguments in the murder territory,
trial, the second under the in recent weeks the conflict has
1934 act, making the slaying ¡>-1* '“"I; n h "'■'‘I’" ;
able to bring it to a definite end. V«sa« rtom*.
ransom was in a secret hiding place awaiting delivery, led to a belief today the 9-year-old lumber heir would be released today or tomorrow.
Noticeable relaxation of tension among authorities and a
SPEEDWAY. INDIA NAPOLIS. May 30 With the half-way
mark reached. Kelly Petillo, Lot Angeles driver, wa.s setting a near record pace leading the 500-mile antomoble race at the Indlanipo-ll.s motor speedway today.
Tragic death came to one driver,
of a government officer in line of duty a federal offense, began after the prosecution had reopened its case and pre-■';ented additional rebuttal testimony.
Tn i4U(-y Today.
Stafford was machine-gunned to death while he and a fellow narcotic agent. V. C. McCullough, were I inveatigating alleged “dope” activl-i ties at Post.
Dr. V. A, Hartman. Pobt physi- ■
clan also charged with the killing.
I Is to be given an iastructed verdict i of acquittal. The fate of the oth- i cr defendants, Cato, Dr. L. W. Kit- ^ Chen, a Post veterinarian, and TV)!!! Morgan, a deputized farmer, prob-for three bilis and approval for sev- ^bly will be placed in the hands of
eral others were announced today g federal court jury late to<lay.
by Gov. Jaine.s V. Allred. in reopening lU. case the govern-
One bill permitting 99-year lea^- recalled McCullough, and plac-
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Three Bills Get Veto
AUSTIN. May 30.—»UP»—Vetoes
— I Tnii QU66U coiuwuuiiri V. IVJ4 oiu menu rffcaiifu TOu\^uuuuiiii, »iiu
r-- II* 'r 7 -j*A- -r ^ In the Queen Theatre building, was qj gome University of Texa.s land Nei^on English. Jr.. Lubbock
FlQntS His Extradition TOUamaged sUghtly by smoke and wa- (or the cltv of Fabens improve- fining station employe, and J W. 0 nQ6 Aftor Arrost ^ mems. wa Hied without signature Lonalev of Austin of the state high-
DERIDDER, La.. May 30—<UP> — An Insanity defense probably will be .set up for the Rev. C. E E.*^k-rldge, cru.sadlng minister of Orange,
- 1 Ci Iiuiiir'tci W4 Enf^V lilt’ btl Ul
Congress Is Told to Be Texas, who shot and killed Ed J. Mrs. E E. Hall
— , — — __ O'Reillv, Orange chief of police, it
Ready For Emergency
The mini.stcr, who fled here after
Wally Akin, local manager for the Texa.s Consolidated Theater* with which the Queen is affiliated said that nlan.-: for remodelir will be announced from the main office in Dalla
Both the theatre equipment and the building are covered by Insur-aner* The structure Is owned by
ments. wa filed without signature Longley of Austin of the state high-and permit'ed to become law. way department, on the stand to
Vetoed bills sought to create a show that the license number of San Jacinto river conservation and automobile In which the ag-
reclamation district; to create a ents went to Pfwt differed Irom the .special lK>ard for i*alo Duro Can- one Sheriff Cato said he was seek-
WASHINGTON, May 30—(UP>—
A rush order was l.ssued today for congre s to clear its decks for po«-slble = nertency action on new NRA legi.«>lat on.
In.str> ciions to speed up the ad-mmiiitr..tions legislative program were reieived by congre.ssional leaders in conferences with President Rooosevilt Adjournment of congress, probably by July 1, was said to be his goal,
1b llemanU AiUion Republican Icader.s promised iheir cooperation in this program They were understsjod to have received assurance many of the controversial features of the social security, banking and holding company bills would be toned down or dropped.
The admini.stratlon's answer to tlie supreme court decision crushing the life out of NRA will not be ready several days. Prompt action will be demanded, however, once a formula is devii^ed President R.oGM?velt awaiiid the -eaction of the nation—word of how
shooting O'Reilly a.s (he of ticer stood on a .street talking with a friend, refused to riiscu.ss the laying, and said he would not waive extradition if Dendder officers insisted on handing him over to Orange county authorities
• I'll gu buck willingly with Sheriff Dick Richard.son of Beaumont, but I won't be turned over to W P. Brown, Orange county sheriff,** Eskridge said.
Brown lia.s been attacked Irom the pulpit by Kskridge for alleged failure to clean up gambling in Orange county O'Reilly arrested Eskridge I we,- -day and ronfl.scated two pistf.h he was carrying The mlnl.ster .vnd he
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yon state park and to fix salaries of district attorneys.
Approved bills Included the 13.-898.258 Judiiiary appropriation, the bill authort/ing a di.strict for constructing a fre.sh water pipelliu from New Braunfels to Corpus Chri.str, a bill fixing rate.s ot lax on inheritances of steix'hlldren and adopted children; and bills validating r-ad claims for highway building in Johnson and Real coun-
Three Bandits Flee Toward
BANK ROBBED AT MEGARGEL
Albany With $5000
w it ni l A »Ll.s, May 30.-i/%P)—Texas rangers and officers from Areher. Wichita and Baylor counties were close on the heels of three youthful bandits who held up the First State Bank of .M« iiariel at noon Thursday and esc.i ped with $5.00« after Imkini three bank employes in the vault.
The youths made their ewape in a Ford V-8 sedin and were said to be headed In the direction of \lbany.
The disiricl atUirney salary bill vetoed w i.s m conflict with pt m-slons of the judiciary appropriation unci for that r< .;' on ■ a.*- killed Th»*
Palo Dui'f i <rk bill would have taken thi park out of the stale park boarc's ¡urLsdlction. The San Jacinto di tncl bill ¡>erinltted Ini- * defeiusr position o: a tax without vole ot the peoph and p«rmilted temporary direcb rs to emirioy each ottier out of pul ic fund.s 'This ha..» ai-way.s been eoiurary to public poll-the g iveuior’ veto said
ing. The .sheriff had testified that two men had given him the number of a •suspicious” car.
The pro.secution and the deten.sc were allotted three and a half hour.s each for summations. Daniel E. McGrath ot Washington, special as-
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Trial of Trimble In Final Stages
Had Been Sentenced To Die Tonight For Kill- , ing Two Officers
AUSTIN. May 30—(UP) —Lewis ; Cernoch. waiting in the death hou.se at Huntsville prl.son for death after | midnight was granted a reprieve j until July 12 by Gov James V. All-red today.
The reprieve was granted to give ; both the pardon board and the governor time to study his ca.se
Cernoch killed two offlrers. shot another and missed a fourth at Granger. Wllllam.son county, Feb. 15, 1934, when he had been railed to justice of peace court on a minor charge. The men killed were City Mar.shal H J. Lindsey and Constable Sam Moore The justice of peace was shot and the as.slstant di.strict attorney fired upon
While Cerno h was In jull in Georgetown, there was a jail break He walked out with other prisoners but was found bv Hherlfi Louis lowp leisurely walking down thi-street He did not resl.st arre.st
contact men had been named by the family lent ■ strength to the theory the boy was safe and soon wotnld be returned to his distracted parents.
Ready For Pay-Off A friend of the Weyerhaeu.ser , family said the ran.som—a 50 pound i stack of 20.000 federal reserve notes in $5, $10 and $5» denmnlnatlons— lay la a secret hiding place ready for the “pay-off.'■ He said the mon-
KAKPIS GANG SFFN
TAtOMA. Wafch., May 30 — (.^I’l—Members of the Alvin Karpis kidnap fang flitted again today arrfets the story of (ieorge Weyerhaeuser’s abdurtlon as reliable sources rep<»rted the $200,-000 ransom money was ready to free the nine-year-old boy.
To previous rumors the Rar-pis gang was sought, three Ta-romanx today added assertions that a man resembling Volney Davis, associate of Karpis. was here as late as last Saturday, the day after the heir to a lumber fortune was selied.
LLANO. Ma' 30 (,i> The trial
of L. E. Trlmbii, charged with .slaying Menard County Comrnts.sloncr W R. Tomlln.'.i'n, was In the final
HOGS AT NFW Hlfill
PORT WORTH. May 30 'UP* • Ho«» reached a new .six-year high on the llveafock market today when thev climbed to 19 65 a hundredweight.
ey was finally a* cumulated late yesterday, .shortly before the original deadline set for the ran.som payment
An< cr reliable soiirre told of the aptKiintmeiit of the go-betweens, both !rle^d^ of the family The story the kidnapi'rs had b«*en con-tacU*d w ,i-. iKit authenlu ated, but it was pt'r.stst.ent
AUo Bndtnc to the belief he would be quickly ri’turnrxl. was the .stateimnt of a hi*:h ranking Tacoma police of!i(cr who expressed tlie belief t<Kiay the curly haired t)ov had b'fn simlched by "local
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Delay Opening Of Mexico Road
SAN ANrONiO. Mav 30 ■ V
Recent he* y rain.s have sIowk. (onalructioi. on the Laredo. Texas
..... U) Mexico, D F , highway and the
■ eaction of the nation—word of how • i rx c':..«« Coe QIauinn pruirosed »isening for June 1 has
'.ndusiry labor and consumer.s were YOUfig LlfBT 0nC6 GiVCH D63lH SGntCnCC cOr olSy flQ delay* 1 indetiiutely.
'«pondmK 10 t^ituatlon-bHorf qj BfOthersAt Eastlancl wnuam * irlo™ m»n.afr_ ol l..,
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Find Two Women Dead In Denver
CLYDE THOMPSON KILLS AGAIN; CONVICT IS HIS FOURTH VICTIM
losed its cai»e yes terday after Trimble had testified he fired in ^ defen.^e He said he had not * <|vfted trouble until he .aw "Tomhr on with a gun.*'
In rebuttal, tii*‘ state introduced in evidence » ifdse contract between H. B Opt’ «Iso charged with the .slaying, hikì Tornlln.son which
expired Oct. .31 IMi. The .state also —
offered tesiiino: as to a verbal commission to Pbss Of- Celebrate Completion of
lease for aiudt-.cr vear and an un- m • i* ww.
•Signed letter fi-jtii Opp to Tomlinson purportiMK to recognize the elleged verbal F-.h e,
ANGLETON, May 30 I'P
Clyde Thomp.son, 24-\*ar-* ■' lit convii'i who at 17 killed I.u' i >n ft'»» Leon Shook, brothers. Ea.ulai.-f. "lu^ ro see them kick." today ci"‘’n'u‘ contemplated his fourth sla iiii He drove a cnid* »
into th<‘ chest of Everett M< i. n a fellow prisoner at Retri< \*‘ wm farm barracks la-si nivh' Melvin was serving six vear-Potter ( ounty tor robbers women deaH rlaying oocur’e<i while 125 cm.
Pi-elumiuii'v inve iigation indicai- lounged on iheir lyunks aftei
ed. police .said, thai Mr» Roberts evening meal. Capi. Ike Kelly larm
had killed her mother, and then manag’^r, said
turned a pi.stol upon herself The Tlinmp.'-on refused ■<. make a
weapon was found auil ciuichad in|*tatement hw rt«bt hMid. i '‘«-aofcfc ^
DENVER. Colo., May 30—(UP) — AttractPd b> the barking of a dog,
nelrhb.vr.s t.ml-ry broke into an apartmet - iKCUpied by Mrs. P. B. A Newtxin 50 ;:.nd her daughter, Mrs.
Fo!)‘ii, 38, and found both
igain, Clyde, " Cap he remarked to T!
Yeah, sure loo): lain," Thompson a Raymond Hall, described by Capte •'hard guy," was " In the hip durin*; ' Hail recently v..4 arrn.s .tiid legs wlili ■rm escapi* attempt, at’ i'h*' ped a pistf I six tin ri.~, Caitaln Kelley !he pHitieipated in tli*
“It looks like I Meivir. and a lo*n u»mc I don t know
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-'i'.f-t corivut Kelley as a m'iecl .sUghtlv affiHV
, pirltMl in thè k-liot in an :,*• had snap- May 30.— p a guard Preni»a sald i four men thorill«» Lh'.
• ..ht among theni ■
mp on Hall, of conspirir;.. man whose ment moed up and Bomba aiv.
»eized in thè
William'F urlong manager of ine Inter-Amer. an highway Aaaocia-tlon, telegr, ;jhed lux offic« here frnin Mexi< ■ D F y* sierday to ad-vire motori '.s U> pò») [Kine contemplated trlp.s *n the niuiiway
Guatemala Nabs 12 Alleged Spies
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dinance Friday Accept ing Maintenance
The city i uintnlsslon of Abii* nc will pa.s.s an ordinance at it» ineet-mg Friday afternoon fotrnullv accepting mainii'iiance re.^i«>n‘ihihl' on the Plne-fcdar sirert und.r-pi»si»e.s, a double < rtnstru; tiou )o)> to (‘u-t more than a quhrter-inuli<*n dollars
The uiiderpa plan.* arc -fit! m the dlvl.slon hlrh.wav office lier*-another »et being with li-xas A Pacific railway engineer», but the *et liere will or* complel4*d and forwarded to An tin wltliln a week, think W A. Fi*-!c h. riivl.slon engineer, and T. i* Collier, englneei from the Austin i uhwae ofiicc who 1» assisting The appropruii 'II. tJaOOUU, wa.-» made several week agf) by the state highway eommix.*: <n, and ih* mmiey , set aside for the project It will not come from th- new federal fund
Grades and Bridges on No. 89 Cut-Dff
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FA,-TLANI), M l 3'* Kastland wa cr-'i-w !c<: wl'-! Uslay.
cr.mc to c. li.flc '«¡»ctung ol high-w;i‘- 89. a ■- ■C’-linc ro;id from
ILi. ,cr tci .--.'b'-iford cu'tmg 15 mill”, f;--rr (’ ' [.i'-'m.t bi’tween this Í itv UÍ- ' I**ct Worth
tin )’■ ’ biniiics ha.e been completcl ■ . Urn .stretch. an<i pave-i.K'nt will be laid when the grade lyermar.entl'. scitlcs Meanwhile the route Is o¡Mii to traffic, the »late h'ghway department mainumlng H S.H an all-weather road Tlic relrhration was originally .slated to bt lieid at Thurber on iiighwuv 89 but wa.s moved iu're in order that expected crowds might be better a* I ommod.atcd. It is a Joint cntetpri.se by towns along U fl 80 the Bankliead, and on the new
M’irntng and afternoon »peech-
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while hi» mechanic was reported to be dying because of a broken back-At the end of 250 miles. Petillo had snatched the lead from Rex Mays, also of Ixis Angele», having covered the distance in 2:17:46.00 for an average of 108 880 miles per Lour
Mays, who had led almost from the start, was oi ’y second behind the flvlng Pelillo, with I-ou Meyer. Huntington P» k. Calif., twice winner of the race, third, one lap behind Wilbur Shaw. Indianapolis, wft.s fourth and Wild Bill Cufhrnmgs also of fndmnapolls winner of the 1934 race, fifth Twenty two ears of the original .starting field of 33 remained in the race at 2^o mile.s
Weatherly Killed The dead driver w as Clay Wmther-ly, Cincinnati, killed when hie car crashed into a wall on the dangerous north turn His merh tulc. Edwin Bradburn. Lo» Angele.s. was still in a »emi-comclou» and very dangerrHis condition ai u*»' field hospital, although doctor* at lending him Slid he had a slight better chance to live Several verterbrae in the middle sect fon of hi* »pine were fractured, but he was not psralysed.
A few minutes after the Weatherly arcident—even while the field was slowing down, Al Gordon. Lo# Angeles, hit the wall at the same pla:c
Neither Ooidnn nor his mechanic was injured They were in one oí the fastest car.s on the ua k
After the racers swept past the halfway mark. Tony Uulotta. Kansas City, a conlendei from the stata,
1 wB.s forced out because of magneto trouble Hi.s left 21 of the 33 starters still in the race The field of 33 starters was reduced to 20 when Jiminv Snyder. Chicago, surrendered becaiisc ot a broken spring after covering 230 miles He was 'nilei back 0Í Oui leaders al tlie time,
At 300 miles Petillo hung tm to the lead, with Mays trailing, only 55 seconds behind Pctjllo cover«! the distance in 2 44 30 W, tVWli* Ing 100 4‘¿2 mile* an hour Thli wm only a Í ran ton of a mile behind tht track recfTrd for that distance.
Mauri Hose Dayton. O. »ho ftn-khed sf-eond in the 1934 racd*. wtnl out at 250 miles He had tnolpr tr*)uble throughout the raice due to overheaung. Thia reduced the field to nineteen Tlie fifteenth c»r to quit wa» driven tv Lou MotKt Urn Aagtm. who surrendered at 380 miles be-cause (^ a brc^n o^tctmg rod.