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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1935, Abilene, Texas I RAIN I J OLDCR Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1935 TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Horning Newi) NUMBER 126 RRICANE BATTERS FLORIDA Houses Start Debate On Liquor Bills LEGIONS NEAR MAKALE io at War TC TC Tf Tf Pictorial Closeups by H. V. Drees, NEA-Reporter Staff Photographer Precious as life itself in the Ogaden wastes is water, refresh themselves ?t a water hole in the native i Here troop i raiding llahan plane is the target of the machine gunner firing from nit along the tlie Opnriei? area Promises His Nation Ah other Victory; Little Fighting In Africa By Associated Press. Defiant of the alliance of sane tions against him, and with peac negotiations deadlocked. Mussolin pledged victory in Ethiopia forltal; today. As his fascist legions, strong, renewed their offensiv against Makale on the northern Aduwa-Adigrat front in East Africa n Duce led his nation in a celebra tion of the triumphant armiitic with Austria-Hungary of 17 year ago. To the thousands who "surgec about his palazzo Venezla, the die tator shouted: "The Italian army 17 years ag{ today won victory, not only for It self but for everybody. "Today, the nation Is engaged In another battle. But the Italian peo pie are invincible, united and irre vocably determined. "Once again, Italy'will have a her prize victory." The Italian advance on-Makale a'mountain- pass caravan cente strategically placed as a gateway t interior, was without resistance The Roman Legions, reinforced b native troops, were marching for ward on a 100-mile front, from the religious centr-r' of Aksum on the west to Adlgrat on the east. Central Colnmn Half Way Driving south from Adigrat, the central column of the army reached Hauzien. halfway to Makale, Scout Ing patrols had entered Hauzien See WAR, Page 9, Col. 2 orer to Developments of extraordinary In- terest are anticipated today or early tomorrow in the Reporter-News plan to send an expedition to the North Pole to discover the realm of Santa Glaus and how he Jives and works for children. Several answers were received yesterday by wire from explorers with whom the Reporter-News had communicated in search of someone to head the expedition. Negotia- tions are actually under way with one of the explorers whose reputa- tion is nationwide. We have already gathered this much informntlon from this explor- er that the home of Santa Claus Is not located directly at the North Pole. The North Pole is located In a vast expanse of the ice-floe-cov- ered Arctic Ocean and Byrd and Amundsen, who flew to Ihe North Pole did not see anything of Santa's See SANTA Cl.AUS, Page 10, Col. 1 Dallas Begins Meter Parking DALLAS, Nov. Nick- el-in-the-slot parking madr effective today m three princi- pal downtown streets of Dallas. The system will be used from 7 a.m. until p.m. daily with the exceptions of Sundays and holidays. Streets were divided off into zones where parking periods were provided for 20, 40 and CD min- ules. The meters have green in- dicators Kith scales to show bow much time remains before anoth- er coin must be inserted. Contract Letting Tomor- row; Construction To Start In 30 Days The construction stage on the Pine-Cedar street underpasses in Abilene will be reached Tuesday with the letting of contract by the state highway commission In Aus- tin. Work, said the division office of the highway department. Is expect- ed to be underway within 30 days. Cost of the project Is estimated at and construction will take a year. Funds for the under- passes have been set aside since 1934 under the federal recovery program. The plans include the construc- tion of two underpasses, one at Pine and another Cedar street, the rais- ing of the Texas Pacific tracks trom Plum street on the east to Popular street, and the reconstruc- tion of the T. p. baggage-express office, now located immediately west of the passenger station, at a site across Cedar street Westward. Widen ng of South First street over sev- blocks and a storm sewer also are included. Construction, expected to be un- derway early in December, will pro- work for a maximum of 150 men. Anson Man Dies of Head Wounds pecial to the Reporter. ANSON, Nov. E. (Bob) Ri- ey, 64, who lives seven miles north- est of Anson, was found dead Sun- ay afternoon nt o'clock from unshot wounds in the head. A ouble barrel shotgun was found ear his side In the fork of a tree. County Judge Omar Burieson con- ucted the inquest and rendered a ;rdlct of suicide by gunshot wound, Jf inflicted. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife nd several children. Funeral ser- ces will be held Tuesday after- oon from the Fairview church near uxedo. Large Majorities Suspen Rules To Begin Wor On Problem Submitte Last Week AUSTIN, Nov. 4 houses of the legislature toda began floor consideration bills to regulate the liqm traffic. Suspend Rules Large majorities of both hous suspended rules to remove parlia mentary barriers and begin wor on the problem, submitted la week by Governor Allred. Senate wets scored an early par llamentary victory, defeating a: tempts to displace the wet-bloc pro posal which would permit sale mixed drinks under local option. The house began work on a les liberal bill which would restrii sales of whiskey to sealed package and also re-enact current beer stai utes. The senate wet-block held prei erence by virtue of the order re ported by the committee. Minoritie killed efforts to advance monop! and license bills which would re strict sales to sealed packages. Votes on the various motion showed majorities, .but each falle of the necessary two-thirds afte which the senate agreed unanimous ly to start on the wet-bloc plan, monopoly bloc announced, howeve that plan would be offered ns n sub stltute. To Curtail Debate Representatives agreed to curta debate to hasten a final vote. wet-block bill somewhat similar ti that in the senate would be offere as a substitute, along with two oth ers which also proposed prlvat sales under n license system bu would not permit sale of mlxei drinks, A test in the senate on a bill de fining an "open saloon" to prohlbi any form of sale by the drink, ex cept beer and wine, was delayed be, cause Senator Clint Small of rlllo. the author, was absent. A majority of the state affairs committee reported It adversely while the minority filed a favorable report. Sennte adoption of the mn- Jorlty recommendation would kill It. An amendment which would pcr- See LEGISLATURE, Fage 9, Col. 7 Mounted buglera sound tuc martial note .is Nassibu's cavalry moves to givejny.iding Italians uattle on the southern, front. KSf- .Thousands of. Ethiopians In tho (taden arc caulppcd, like tlili one., offlclcni .JaaaAfffie riflsa. CONVICTS GET OUT BY RUSE Cleverest Escape In Texas Prison History HUNTSVILLE, Nov. State prison officials were on a. man hunt today for two convicts who were freed late yesterday by un- suspecting guards in the cleverest escape in the history of the 80-year- old Institution here. State Prison Manager Dave Nel- son who took office only four days ago, revealed the break. The pris- oners were Ulls Hull, 29 a lifer and Ed Starr, 21. The men, both dressed In civilian clothes, walked into the warden's office shortly after 5 p. m. and were turned to freedom by a ruse. Nelson said the men, both small and lightweight, scnled the. wall of two-story building, crawled nlong the prison roofs hnlt around the prison quardrangle snwcd the bars from a window in the deck tower over the r.drnlnlsirntlon or- CONVICTS, B, Cd. 6 i BAPTISTS OF STATE MEET General Convention Expects Attendance HOUSTON, Nov. 4. (UP) Churchmen from all sections of the state fathered here today for the opening of the four-day annunl Baptist general convention and Texas Baptist Pastors' and Lay- men's conference. Attendance of was expected. The pastors' and lnymcn's confer- ence will begin a two-dny conclave this afternoon, preliminary to the general convention to open at 7 o. m. tomorrow. Dr. J. c. Hardy, president of Mary Hardln-Baylor college at Bel- ton, Is president of the 87th con- vention. Jesso L. Vclvlngton, pns- tur of the San Antonio Baptist Tem- ple, is president of the auxiliary body. In conjunction with the general convention, the 55th nnnunl meet- ing of the Woman's Missionary Charge Women, Children Slain By Air Raiders (Convrfjtht. 1030, hy Frtni ADDIS ABABA, Nov. Ethiopian government announced today 30 women, 15 children and 100 cows were killed during an attack by Italian airplanes Satuiday Gorrahel. The casualties were said to have occurred while the cattle were being watered at B spring. Gorrahel Is the site of a military post and Important sprlnps, but. as all men were at the front, the of' iicial communique said, bombs drop ped by the attacking aerial squad- ron fell only on the women, chil- dren and cows. Vfk Sec BAPTISTS, PMC 10. Col. 3 cold -wnvc TOlth frccKlnp tcmporninres lo- nlfcht; cloudy nnri rolrtcr. Weal WcKl of lOOlh meridian Cloudy, preceded hy snow In Pnnhnnrtle: In norlh and central porilons Tuesday, Rcncrally fnlr, colder In nouth portion, livestock warning. Emt East of 100IH mr-rlillm; Local colder, cold wnvc In norlli- wcat and In north comrnl portions with freezing temperature lonlpht: cloudy, prohably local rnln Pprtlnn. colder. In 1 SO HldnlRhl Nijon Greeks Vote to Recall Ex-King ATHENS, NOT. 4- Greek people voted overwhelm- ingly for the recall of former KJnf George to Ihe throne, it was announced officially today, with nationwide results from yes- terday's plebiscite giving 'J92 for the monarchy to Tor maintenance of the republic. The foreign minister communi- cated Ihe results to the former monarch, now In London, and announced that a delegation was proceeding to London. LONDON, Nov. 1 (AP) George II of Greece, elated at the plebiscite which restored him as king-, held nn "informal court" at his London hotel today. He declared, "I am delighted '.hat my people want me to re- turn to them." One of Ms assistants slated, however, "his majesty's plans are still unsettled." Colder Expected; Mercury Here Tumbles 24 De grees In 4 Hours A oold wave moving In. mps. ol Texas ilonday 'morning sent th mercury tumbling 24 degrees in Ab- 70 degrees at 8 a. in. t 48 at colder weather I predicted for tonight nnd Tuesday in this section ol West Texas. Freezing weather reached th' North Plains of the Panhandle Sun day night and moved rapidly toworc Central Texas. Coldest weather o the season thus far ir expected. The norther, rolling Into this area at 8 o'clock, quickly blotted out clen: skies. The Abilene forecast for to night and Tuesday reads: "Locfl rains and colder. Cold wave with freezing temperatures tonight Tuesday, colder nnd cloudy." The United States weather bureai in Dallas predicted that the norther would strike northern and centra Sec WEATHER, Page 9, Col. 7 Wichita County Oil Operator Dies WICHITA FALLS, Nov. nnies A. Fisher, 65, oil operator In Wichita county since 1012 when the Elcctrn pool was and, irlor to that a rancher nt Electrn, led early Monday morning nt his ionic in Wichita Falls. Survivors Include n son, Virgil 'Isher of Wichita Folk; two daugh- ers. Mrs. Fayc Zlmmer of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Tlieima Myers of Houston; two sisters: Mrs. Grnce cnnlngs of Eleetm and Mrs. Nellln )avldson of California; and six rothers: Arthur nnd Prnnk Fisher f Elcctrn; William Fisher of Wlchl- Falls: Clint Fisher of Kansas: Bun Fisher of Fort Worth; and Inycs Fisher of Arizona. RESORT AREA IN CENTER OF DISTURBANCE NEW YORK, Nov. 4. Union and Postal Telegraph companies reported at p. m. today that most of their wires to Miami were down due to the Florida hum. cane. Most of the trouble, the companies reported, was around Fort Landerdale, where the wind blew at 90 miles an hour. MIAMI, Pla., Nov. hurricane smashed toward southeastern Florida today, causing great apprehension and frenzy. G. E. Dunn, U. S. weather forecaster at Jacksonville, esti- mated the storm center will hit the Florida southeast coast early this afternoon. The Miami area will have winds of 100 miles per hour, Dunn predicted. A northwest wind there already had reached a velocity of 72 miles per hour with a barometer read- ing of ZS.84. The Fort Lauderdale coast guard base reported winds above 90 miles an hour with a barometer reading of 28.96 at p. jn. By noon, most of the lower east nation's winter feeling gusty winds r.nd rain squalls, fore- runners of the impending, freakish storm. Heavy seas rolled along- the coast, dark clouds gathered, and "boarding up'1 took on an increased pace. The storm was placed only 35 miles off the southeast Florida 'coast at a. m. by the federal hurricane warning system. This indicated a rapid advance toward the peninsula, speedier ;han had been anticipated and cd residents and visitors has- tily to d e f e nd themselves against the hurricane. Hurricane Warnings The weather bureau ordered the black and red hurricane flags hoist- ed on the south Florida coast from Miami-to Key West, through the Florida Kpys and Dp the west coast as far Laudcrda 56 mile wlud at 11 ajm. The Lake Okeechobee icgimi, .in- and from West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. was ordered evacu- ated nt a.m. Tho Red Cross committee of .the area ordered a special train ivIUj enough freight cars to cflrry out persons. Flood gates, built by the govern mcnt to protect against recurrenc of the devastating 1928 hurricane I the low lying Okeechobee rcglor vero closed. The Florida Keys were ordere evacuated by the works progress art ministration. The Keys, located south or Miam were struck by a hurricane In Seu ember and more than 400 person verc killed. Visitors Excited Visitors at Miami who had ne xpcricnccd the hurricane threat asked ndvlce. Traffi ims clogged the streets as peopl ttemuled to get to points of safetj r Hied to put their cars in storage large and small, were movci Three Dead In Highway Sec STORM, Page Col. R Nighi Police Chief at W. Falls Dies WICHITA FALLS, Nov. m Glenn, night chief of police nd former deputy sheriff, died car f Monday morning at his home ftcr an Illness of about two months Prior to his work with the police epartmer.t lie was connected wltl ie highway department and also ith the county as a deputy sheriff e had also served as chief of ollce about 7 year D esults To Be Watched For Possible Indicators Of 1936 Race WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. 'ith n.ilional democratic lenders FREEZING Try tlicrmonir'T fftt thprmomclrr RcUUvi iiunildHy lowing concern over the Intrn- irty quarreling that marks the cntucky guljcrnatorial race, voters six state's make their choices morrow In elections that will re- ive the closest scrutiny for pos- bie 1036 Indicators. Two congressional contests 1'n cw York City also will be watched th Interest, ns will the Intense rap for the Philadelphia mayor- ty and the struggle over control the assembly of President Roosc- It's home state of New York. Heavy registrations for off-year balloting were recorded in New York nnd Pennsylvania, which year mny hold the key to the White Sec'ELECTION, 10, CoL 1 Approximately Five Hurr dred Persons Attend Majestic Program About 500 persons went to the Majestic theatre here Sunday monv bad lime for open the Will Rogers memorial cam- paign In Taylor county. A movlnj one-hour program was given under direction of James P. Stlnson, cam- paign vice-chairman for the counly, at close of which the theatre was darkened and the audience stood as Miss Anna Morris, her costume fashioned from the national colors, inng two verses of "Golden Belli." Her sister. Ruby C. Morris, was tit ;ho piano. SUnson opened the meeting with a reading from the 13th chapter uf First Corinthians: "Though I spcnk with the tongues of men nnd ol angels nnd have not charity, I am See ROGERS, 1'ngo 9, Col. 8 E. S-.ith, 62, of was killed instantly today when two automobiles collided on highway 1 six miles west of Trent. His head was crushed. Robert Hnrpcr of Caddo Mills. who driving the machine in which Smith was riding, and JefJ Holloway of Mcrkel, driver of tho other car, were rushed to a Sweel- water hospital for treatment. Harp- er Ls in a semi-conscious condition, suffering from B. shock and bruises. Holloway has a wrenched left knea and bruised left side. The accident brought the death toll to three and list of Injuries to seven In three accidents on West Texas highways Sunday onrl Mon- day. Mrs. Ernest Smith. 25, and daugh- ter, Geraldlne, 2. were fatally In- jured and a son, Aivin, 5, was ser- iously hurt In an accident six mllej south of Santa Anna Sunday. Mrs. Robert Johnson, Jr., a sister of Mrs. Smith, is seriously ill from tha shock. All arc from Rockwood. Winters Family Hurt Three members of the Carl Bald- win family of Winters were severely Injured, two seriously. In an acci- dent near Ovalo, late Sun'aay after- noon. Smith and Harper were going west on highway i in a model T Ford when their car and the ma- chine driven by Holloway. going: east, sideswlped about 10 o'clock this nornlng. Mr. Smith's body was taken to iwectwatcr. He was en routu to Stenton for visit with his broihcr-ln-lnw and sister, Mr, and Mrs. Walter Ellaud. spending last night with P. son m Abilene, Norton Smith. Other survivors include his wife and three daughters. Mrs. Clyde A. Sweeton of Houslon, Mrs. D. W. Harrison, Jr., of Greenville and Sanders Hurt of Greenville. Funeral rites will probably be held n Greenville Wednesday afternoon, dr. Smith was a resident of Oreen- 'ille for 50 years before moving to Cadrto Mills. Yates Funeral home Is In charge of the body at Swcetwater. Funerals Today For Two at Santa Anr.a Br Staff Correspondent SANTA ANNA. Nov. Funeral ervices for Mrs. Ernest Smith. 25, nrl her two-year-old daughter. Gcrnldine. fatally injured when the ck-up In which they were riding Sec ACCIOENTS, Page 10, Col. Z White Group Kills Tennessee Negrri WHITE BLUFF, Tcnn., Nov. ncero listed as Baxter Bell, i, was killed early today by a group white men who riddled his body llh bullets for an alleged insult lo white woman ns she alighted from bus If.ft night, j ;