Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 31, 1935, Abilene, Texas
President Roosevelt Says Recent Supreme Court Ruling Takes American Nation Back To Horse and Buggy Days®lje SWIme ©ailp ^l^eporter“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE T) FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES’ —ByronVOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press ((^) United Press (UP) ABILENE TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 31. 1935— FOURTEEN PAGES
(Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 192
QUAKE KILLS 20.000
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Texas Fugitive Is Linked In Kidnaping
SCORE PERISH AS COLORADO RIVERS FLOOD
)[NT/ IS Premier Flandin is
Forced Out Result Of Financial Crisis
^Declares Issue Is
Llaine Barrie. 19 (below 1, who wants to be an artress, waui a ruest of John Barrymore, screen actor, on hla yacht trip to Cuba while Mrs. Barrymore (Dolores CostellQl filed an action for divorce at Les Angeles. (Associated Press Photo).
On Death Plane
Lieut, Kdgar W. Root, pilot oi the army bombing plane which burst into flames and crashed near Alt. Whitney, ( alif., carrying four persons to their deaths, llis bride of two months, Maxine Duffy of San Antonio, Texas, survives. (Associated Press Photo).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., j May 31.—(^)—Twenty-four persons! w ere reported dead and missing to- j day as flood burdened mountain! streams lost their thunderin, menace of death and destruction. ;
Hundreds of persons were homeless and the property damage in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and two small villages north of here was' estimated at hundreds of thousands | of dollars.
Night of Terror
Emerging from a night of terror and its most disastrous flood In 15 years, the harassed area took stock by daylight and saw that this eastern slope city was the focal, point of the waters’ attack. Homes were swept away, highway and railway bridges gone, and communication, power and transportation paralyzed.
Pueblo, scene of the 1920 flood disaster, escaped with some property damage but no deaths Denver’ fears that turbulent Cherry' creek would rampage throufli the city as it did two years ago was dissipated this morning as the crest of a black torrent roared into the South Platte river without floodlitg the city.
Greatest concern today was centered on the still isolated cotnmunl-ty of Kiowa and its neighbor, Elbert. from which little news had emerged, but which suffered the brunt of two huge torrents originating in a cloudburst on the crest of a watershed which sent part of the deluge down each side of the drainage.
Efforts were being made today to reach Kiowa by airplane, by horseback and on foot. Bridges on all roads approaching the village were wrecked. There Ls no nearby landing field for airplanes.
Twelve persons, 10 of them unidentified, were on the death list here. The known dead are Mrs. Emma B. Clark, 5«, and Lee Clmino, 35. of Ivy wood, a suburb.
Five other deaths were charged to floods which swept northeastern Colorado earlier in the week
Six persons were reported mia^ing here.
They were Mr, and Mrs. Herman M West and their two daughters. Ksther Towsley, and Mrs. Oscar White, 30.
Pears for the safety of passengers of two automobiles reported overturned in wai.houu. near Glcndo, Wyo., were dispelled this morning. J. A. Oerl, telegraph ojierator at Onn Junction, four miles from the point where the cars left the road, said the machines were enveloped in tlie Jlood but the occupants found refuge on an l.sloated hill.
Fown Lnder Water
The la.st word from Kiowa. Colo, indicated about half of tJie town was under water
At Elbert, a score of buildings— busines.s establishments and residents—were reported washed down the torrents. Whether there had been any Iosa of life there remained undetermined.
An accurate e.stimate of the toll of life taken here ye.sterday may
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Five Chii(iren Dead In Fire
Is Wanted In Dallas as Bond Jumper: Word From Gang Holding Child Awaited
Hat Sought and Failed To Gain Dic.tatorial Powers Over France
Total Deaths May Never Be Known; Many Of the Dead And Injured Victims Europeans
(Copyright, 1935, By AP)
TACOMA, Wash., May 31 —Ed Bentz, Texas fugitivej one-time associate of Alberti Bates and “Machine Gun’j;
Kelly, was disclosed today the latest suspect in the Georgii Weyerhaeuser kidnaping. »
A federal agent made the re| velation with the remark, “we would li^e to tfllk to Bentz.”
Former Tacoman Even before the agent dropp'^d the remark It was known authorities here have theorized over the posible connection of the 40-year-old Eent^ «e}»,h thr dkapp i!; * i’ cf the curly-haired, nine-year-old scion of the wealthy lumber and logging dynasty
Some of them believe that Bentz. last of the Bate:, gang, may have teamed with the remanants of the Karpis mob to htage the Weyer-haeiLser $200,000 ran.'^om pl(« Bentz is a former Tacoman. The Karpis gang engineered the $200,000 Edwin G, Bremer ".snatch" la St. Paul, which had .striking similaritief, to the kidnaping here. The Weverhaeuser interests are centered in Tacoma and St. Paul.
Although Alvin Karpis and his henchman, Harry Campbell, arc fugitives from the Bremer case,
Tacoma authoritle.s apparently took little .stock In the statement of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Reed, Tacoma apartment managers, that a man resembling Volney DavU. of the Karpis mob. rented an apartment here Saturday and left, with a woman, a few hours later.
With the Lindbergh law’; -seven "days of grace" expiring at noon todays the department of Justice agents were prepared to :ep into the Weyerhaeuser ca.se and act.
Ü. S. attorney J. Charles Dennis of thi-s federal district, said that under the law. George l.s presumed to have been slain or to have been tak-
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PARIS. May 31—With Premier Pierre-Etienne Flandin forced out By an overwhelming parliamentary vote of lack of confidence and with thf premier-designate, Fernand BoJlsson. apparently unable to form a cabinet, political quarters said today that Edouard Herrlot probably would be called upon again to serve as premier Herrlot, who already has held the premiership three times, would Le called u^n to face the financial emergency which resulted in the chamber of deputies voting again.st Flandin 353 to 202 early this morning Herrlot himself was overthrown after four days ac premier in 1926 when the collapse of the franc causeé Raymond Poincare to be I ailed to the rescue.
Boiiiason (a Fail Bouls.son, 60-year-old president of the cliamber of deputies, was asked by President Letaurn to form a government succeeding that of Flandin.
BouLsson undertook the task agftinst his own wishes, but made su«h demands for coalition support thil friends said he qxpected to fail.
While the government crl.sls ruled, gold flowed out from the Bank of France in a ceaseless stream. Gold buyer? ined up at the bank’s counters by tlie score and carried away bars of the metal, sometimes wrapped in newspapers. A vast quantity ol nold already has been with-drswn during the past week Tlie difficulties Bouisson encoun-tere<i removed all hope for con-
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will strip the l uited States goxern-nieiit of many of Its powers, the president said.
He told his hearers the court’s interpretation of the Interstate f'onimerce clause of the roiisHtution took the nation back to “the horse and btifgy stage."
Nation Facing Issue Mr. Roiwvelt. In measured word ..
Fears Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Securities Commisson. Etc.. Doomed: Tells Newspapermen the People Must Decide Which Route They’ll Go
WASHlNti I ON. May 31.—(.\D—President Roosevelt today accepted the supreme court NR,A dwlsion as focussing the issue whether the federal government or the 4R states shall have control over national conditions.
- ' ' u the question whether the agricultural adju.stment.s admin-
KARACHI, India, May 31. istration and the securities commivslon were legal, he said, and meant I (UP) A devastating earth- alcohoI control administration as now con.stiitited.
1, J 11 u J *1. rs ** * .'^peaking steadily for .an hour to 200 newspapermen, the president ; quaKe demollSiieu tne tjuetta J,ald the decision was the most important handed down by the eourt
' region on the northwest iron- since the famous Dred Scott decision of pre-Clvil war davs,
tier today, burying thousands implication of the decision, if carried to the logical conclusion,
of natives and Europeans in ruins of a once prosperous I city and countryside.
Unofficial estimates placed the casualties at probably 20,-0(M). It will be a long and difficult task to determine the
number accurately, however, ....................................
since most of the victims lie' said the nation wa.s facing a very under the debris. national and non-parttsan is-
„ _ . SUP. and the people mu^t decide
Troops on Duty 'within the nest five or 10 year.s If
British and Indian troops tolled they want to relegate to the 48 stat-!
I feverishly, extricating thousands of es all control of state and national
i dead and Injured from the ruins of economic and .social condtttoas re-;
■ the vanished city of 17.000 iiiliabl- 'gardleas of tiie effect of the ruling ;
tante • of one state against aiwther. or re-
Tlu» fertile and beautiful distiict. .store to the federal government the, in the plains 5.500 feet above sea ; pow ers which are vested In nationwl ’ level and ringed by mouuiains. s' gnvernment:. of evt'r/ ol!h i i .ii luW: a scene of utter de.strucUon ’ the right to legislate or admin-5
CampE for the injured and des- ister laws that have bearing on or' tltute were established on the rare ; over niillonal economic j
course and at the British residency i problems or tvational .social prob- I The greatest loss of life occurred
Negro In Rush To Get to Pen By Juneteenth
BFAFMOM, .Alay 31.—(AP) — When sentrtued to five year* In the Texas prison for burglary here Thursday Law renrr Adams, negro asked Judge R. A. Shiver* to send him to the penitentiary before June 19.
"’I’hey have a big celebration on Jiinteenth." aald the negro, who was already a paroled eon-vlrt “They h»- • a haebeene and a halt game and Iota of fun.“
in the native quarter of the city, where the teeming population wa.s trapped in the riiin.s of fllm.sy, shattered houses. The re.scue work was Imneded by constantly collap.slng walls
The dead. It was officially announced. included 44 white members of tlie royal air force
Desnlte the number of air force casualties, tiie military station, which is some distance from Quetta City, was not demoll.xhed.
The glatlon. set high In the beautiful and healthful hill countrv, is one of the p^z#» stations of India.
Direct Communications are non exl.stent. Ther-
Tills l.vsue, Mr. Roosevelt warned, mast be derided.
The Implications of the court*» decision in Interpreting the Interstate commerce clause of the con.stitution were by far the most Important part of the derision, the President said.
Its implication that milling, maniifaeturiiig and farming are intra-state fuiictiona can result, the President said. In 36-cent wheat and Hve-ceiit cotton, among other thing».
The whole tendency in reviewing the interstate commerce clau.se. he
Cotton Off $2 a Bale
BRITISH FEAR WAR IN CHINA
Military Forces Prepared for Defensive Measures
Gov. Allred Reasons Tax seeFARTiiQi Would Fall on Those Not Benefitted
Is no way of getting said, has been to view It in the light to
.....1 of pre.sent day civilization, but with
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Two Couples Loot Bank in Oklahoma
AUSTIN. May 31—W’' Governor Allred todav vetoed » bill creating
ELGIN. Gkla . Mav 31 oV<- Two unmasked robbers, aerompanied bv
a fireman’s relief and pen:iion fund. women, robbed the Bank of; projetis calling for an exiiend- jqjgw YORK, May 31 -.1-
It wai the governor s Jiy "and*f"eT $657 has been granted by di.splaymg a steady to firm
to act.on bills pa.s.sed by tlie recent ««dan «Ford V-8i
general se.sslon of the legiilriurf'. i women did not enter the
The bill would have levied a tax pgng Thev remained In a car nark-
ctatj>Cl t/viav tllftt * “C Dill WIHiJQ imvr o OBUK inev rPmaUietJ 111 H C»l »mm- ; “
thor tative so ‘ , .ri of two per cent on gross preniium! pd p, front and one of them drove
thp British mlliury forces at Ttent- ^11 form.s of Insurance tpp robbers away after thev emerg- I ’
except life for the benefit of fire-men in any mcorpoiated Uc.mi with an organized fire department and
Transfer Jones To Forth Worth
DALLAS. May 31 -- UP»—John A Erfiard DallRs attorney, today was appointed thief assLiant U. 8 district aiiorne.v, to be- in charge of the Dalles ifficp île will assume hi- dutie:. tomorrow.
Joe H Jci’.c-. \Aiio ha-s been chief asii.i!^;.' b.vvp 1.0 U 8 District At-toriifi Cl.:’ r.;’ u WIÎ1 be trans
ferred to F'lrt Worth tn the aame capacity, effective July i.
TORONTO. May 31—G’ Five children ranging in age from tiires to 19 years were burm‘d to death early today when name.^ destroyed their frame home at Alderwofyi, a little community of the mesfern outskirts, of the city The children who perkih«d weie Victor. 19; Vera 12. Bobby 8. Dorothy 4 and Sadie 15 month.s Douglas, the only child to be rescued i- three year-s old.
The fire occurred at 5 3<) a m and Harry Scott, father of the children, with hla wife and Dougla.s. eacaped elad only in night cloth«,
Plans For an Early Trial of Eskridge Made By District Attorney
ORANGE. May .31 T. District Altorne;,' Holli.s Kiimrd said he would demand »be death penalty for his pastor ti * Rev Edgar Eskridge. cliarged 'aiHi claying police chief Ed J O R» illy, who recently was beptlzed b> »He minister Kinard said h< wmild map plans today for an ear; trial "1 may be able to gel it i.ei toi June 3 or 4 ’* lie aid. "and Ml demand the deal! sentence on the contention tlie: Mr Eskridge was
fully responsible In De Riddci La where Eskridge wiis jailcii few hours after
O'Reilly was sh't to death on the street here Wediv fl.-?', the minister carried on his i;. nt ftgfcln,vt extradition.
A former fen* ■ . prohibition agent the militant miis » r said he would use every leg«l " posaib.'e to
sir. and Peiping. China, are prepar ing l'»r defensive measurea If fighting between the Chinese and Japanese »hreatenr- those ctLie«.
Thi source stated tlie British government had been aware for some Ime of the danger that warfare would be renewed In North cmna and had received official dls* patclu^ confirming that Japanese military authorities had complained that tlie demilitarized zone aouth of the Great Wall was not being mainti.ined by the Chinese Offli lala were informed that the . Japanese demand the ousting or the CLlne.se magistrate in Hopei provln e and threatened action to extent“ the demilitarized zone to Tlents n and Peiping The information Indleated that the Ji pancse milltarv fortes were ; lmpatl»‘nt with the effort« of thf i
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ed from ihe bank with their loot Tlie i«»bl>ei.s appeared to be be tween 25 and 30 years of age, Evelyn Ezell, cashier of the bank, declared
NEW ORLEANS. May 31.—<A*)—A selling wave forced cotton futures down more than $2 a bale today as a statement by Pre.sident Roosevelt In Washington that "we are headed back for the horse and buggy days’* was interpreted variously by traders. July brc^e to 11.10, the October 10.85 and December to deluge of offerings found
TTader» also interpreted the price downfall as bearmg on President Roosevelt’s .statement that the su-
In XaVlOl* COlintV court*« NRA decision meant
All a ^ the end of the agricultural adjust-
. , ■ ment adminLstration
Approval of two Taylor county
the TexH.v relief commission througliout most of the session, the
One application provlde.s for .sunk market wa.s un.settled by a budgetary ImTp to a. a: t the lounty late selling wave today tiiat follow-In filing and ckTical work, pvv comment.s attributed to Pre.si-miu! hours st 3(i «ent. for dent R<xise»relt on the NRA court total < osf of $432 luiing I hc clo.se was lieavj Irans-
Thr other pro ICC) call; for eradlng fpj..s ajipr'ssiiTmteci 1.150.006 -haref chool ground.H in the Abilene Inde-
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Two New Pro|€Cts
pendent Bchool district, 750 man hours at 30 rents for a co.t of $225
ANt*n* »M -1111). Me. uriMn)#«! lormM »'<) Ssi
Japan, se foreign office tó appease !
Audif To Show City In Healthy Condition A Iter 5 Lean Years
CUSE S TOQft!
Audit of ( iiy of Abilene books for , $33.800 78 had . been allowed on
the laat fbscal year, ending April sewei bil; The departluejit made a
30. will be submitted to the citv I net of I142 .sl8 48 tiftei pcung Iti. cominiwlon Uiix afternoon, and will current e oeii .
ordlsillv re. elved The job was i ^*me ) i;.f . atfep pt t * tuippori
Eastus and McLean. Sr.. Close Arguments: Court Prepares Charge
thi ci.ln.w •>«( ihfrftor. w.r. t«k- ■ '.'' Vn '.'n.!'«;,
ing Iniependent action to end the j »h»! unMuna if> n-.nM and »» dl«pup I l»r )n »•** t
prevent Oiengc taking him into Gov Jsmes V Gov G K Allei Fiikridge snd i„.
Brown of Orar return ti e mmLur to late the mui der charge.
Mil y ofilcei .s fiom , >iody
Ired requl.sil'.oned to! exiradltioi) of ' (J Sheriff W, P a. , tiie agent ’o
Eugene Surface Renorted Better; Parents Return
Dr and Mis F B Surface went to Lartu. a last night fo be at the bed&lde of thelt son. Rev. Sugene H 8uri,tce who ha.s been ill there aliM'e g inday Condition of Re\ Surface was reported showing marked Improvement today He underwent emergencv surgery last Sunday
Dr ano Mrs Surface were called home from the genera! aa,sembl> of the Presb-teria 1 church, U. 8. A in Clnclnnay, Ohio.
(lit and I In north porunn a»ti,rdav I K«jit Tr*»» r.a»( 'if 10<ith mrr dian
' Moat))' ctnudy and urtMttlad Ini iK».< ai"t
. Saiurdar, (loasi'.'y lima «ri iri .uth«-*)
i and fiorthtaa) ; rtiona, ditiitr n n'.riti aeat imrtlon Kac day.
Tt-ini.i-raint. Tf.ur» I-I p r<
done on contract by Davis. Watson A Buch. certified public accountants
'The audit will reveal the city » , in iiealthy .“uid going condition after five hird vear» Summarv of the long document
AshctR have increa.‘ied $4,908 46 to $6.453.828.93
Debts have decreaied $57,.54.s 27 to $3.956,010.93
Increased $62.453 73
W*l tharrp'.maitr IU‘ativ« aumHltty
Suftaal 7pm 7am
Io^$'2T97 818 ..... ' contein.s no crlth i ¡n «'1 trrcKU-
Cash on Imnd and in bank is j lar or locre practices Oi. t '■on-
' $152784 30 Urarv. excerpt.« "A che( k c.f tl v tax
id Sinking fund mveslment.s stand department .show - nil rc Gpts to
- ' at $57mvo of which $44.000 in bonds have been pro|>er.\ afco»i,.t. d for
p & M bank and ; and amounts collected tunmd ovei
to llie cllv trea.surer x \ x I’He ,xV&-tein of aitounls now being maintained for the cuv app»’»!;- adequate, iiHxicrn and coiupleu*. aiid
follow;, ,-ound acrouutmg lueorv and praclire X X s i of a» count
weie toutul in L.avc tjeen inand.ain-
LUBBOC'K May 31.—<UP»-Federal Judg»* James C *Wdzon prepared hi.s charge for rielheiy to a jury at 2 p. U) today in one ol the mast unuuial trials iu West Texwa historv-that of a sherlif and two prominent Post rlilzem charged expen.se ucpv:; tnents. v a., fl«!-'i murder for the kliling of a
31766 Inl",c'U psx' on htndcd debt' federal narcotic agent
wa*. $195 HTl 81 ' D 8 Diririct AUornev Clyde
No t ritu i»ni I Eastus. In cloamg pio.siTUUon argu-
'Ihc HUiiitoi -’ letter ol tiaiuunit- ments. pleaded for convu-tlon of
their general íuimI (rom court fines ".soaking ' tiie riti/t jv-lup for small offen.ces AbUenr ' iru'ome from ll;Ht .“■.f)iii'ce last 'cur only $2.-840 70
7'Otal Uicniiic ’-'--c !*42 69, iind
total exiKi:,-.e $472 2.5 Gurrent
fl' 44 <
i;, held by the $13,000 m ten*vcar callable refunding bonds is held by the treasurer laves. Water Revenue Property taxfpaid during the vp»r were 1367 516 70 Taxes still re-teivable from 1910 to late.si delin-quennes, are $432,292 82 Water and >cwer revenur» ran to * $186,445.78 net. after diia:ount» of |
ftee Al Dll, Faga 13, toi, 7
Sheriff W P Cato of Garza couidy. Dr L W Kitchen, vetartiiartan. and Tom Morgan, Qarzu cosmty fanner.
Tlie profeccuyor claimed Uiat the killing Feb. 7 at of Silencer
Stafford govwimeut narcotic investigator was the lesult of a con-apiiftcy to "put Stafford out of the wav ■ and halt hi* hivestigaium of H huge narcotic ring operating In West Texax
W P M* l< an 8r Fort Worth, ol
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