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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1935, Abilene, Texas IDY Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT Oft WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI riON v VOL. LV. FuB Leaied Wtw of Associated United Prett (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER TWELVE PA6ES (Evinlnp Edition of The Ablm Homing NUMBER 120 Sales And Resource Taxes ToFore Italians To Attack Makale Tomorrow Die In Flaming Wreckage Evelyn (left) and Dorothy Coalseoti, twin IJ-year-old sisters of Eureka, Ku., were among the live victims of a wreck resulting from a colUslon between a motorcar and a gasoline track at El Dorado, Kas. The wreckage burst Into flames Immediately after the crash. (Associ- ated Frees In Big TWA Stock Transfer John D. Hertz New York and Chicago banker, and Floyd B. Odium of the Atlas Corporation, announced In New York that they had arranged to purchase Holdings of General Motors Corporation in Transcontinental and Western behalf of Lehman Broth- ers, banking firm ,and The Atlas Corporation. (Associated Press Photo.) 100 PER GENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO ROGERS FUND SUGGESTED Committee Urges That No High Pressure Methods Be Used; Elmdale 'Jumps Gun' In Campaign P I Explorer Will Start Saturday For North Pole Captain F. E. Klelnschmidt, the explorer chosen by the Reporter- News to head the expedition to seek out Santa Claus' home and write a series of stories and to take pictures of It especially for the kiddles ot West Texas, -Is on his way. The intrepid aviator, who has made four trips Into the region of the North Pole, Is on his way from Hollywood to Mineola-Field, New York, from which spot he will lead the expedition that will take off Saturday. A short stop In Abilene, especially for the kiddies, had been planned lor Saturday but shortness of time and bad weathermakes that impos- sible. "I'm he advised the Re- porter-News. "Please tell the children I would have liked nothing better than to have seen them before the were behind schedule now." Captain Klelnschmidt will write dally article for the kiddies about Mis adventures. This will appear ex- clusively In the Reporter-News. In addition, he Is taking a mo- tion picture camera with which he will take pictures of Santa Cl.ms In See dents of men's and women's clubs and superintendents and principal of schools, are asked to invite then- groups to make 100 per cent contri- butions to the fund. But it is re- quested that no high-pressure meth- ods be used. Simply invite your groups to Join in these spontaneous 100 per cent movements, collect the offerings, and remit to either the county chairman (Max vice-chairman (James P. or the treasurers (Fleming James or Homer H. Prom the Will Rogers memorial Tund executive committee for Tay- lor county came this suggestion Thursday: "Heads of business houses, presl- "Large contributions are not so- licited. We would rather have contrlbutlcns of 25 cents each than one contribution of If each citizen of the United States who ad- Will Rogers were to contribute 25 cents, the nationel collection would mount high Into the millions." School Program "Jumping the gun" on the me- morial propram for Will Rogers planned for next Tuesday In very In the county. Elm- ale paid tribute to the memory of late humorist at the school hapel service yesterday morning. Dr. F. M. Wanen, First Chrlst- an pastor who attended the Los ngeles rites for Rogers, was the peaker for the service, held under usplces of the primary department, hlch regularly conducts the chapel our on Wednesdays. Mrs. Ima ottcn Jennings, primary Instructor, See KOGEKfl, 1Z, Col. S j nvaders Take No Chan- ces; Native Warriors Are Reported Massing In Great Numbers By the Associated Press. The Italian offensive against flakale, the caravan center of northern Ethiopia, halted today within sight of the objective. Waiting for supply trains to reach the front lines, the fascist 'orcea occupied a series of rid- ;es guarding; the valley ap- >roach to Makale. To Advance at Dawn The full army of men was under orders to advance with to morrow's dawn. Extra precaution were taken.-Airplane scouts repor ed a massing of Ethiopians In th mountains behind Makale. Flankln counter-attacks were feared. Italian scouts said Ethiopian wa rlors, In small numbers, returned Makale today, after evacuating Whether they were waiting for n inforcements from the rear to mal a stand against.the Invaders coii notjbe learned: Somewhere'. In the mountains be hind Makale was Ras Beyoum, go1 of the .northern Tigre- pro1 Ince, with an esthnated 'tr Natives along the rou of the Italian army {old The Asso elated Press correspondent two oth er Ri Mulugueta, minister of mobilizing: more Ethiopians south o Maeaie. Ethiopian point of concentra tlon, the natives said, was at Amb Alajl, 40 miles south of the Carava center. The Italian columns were In touc with one another. After yesterday1 skirmish near whic Italian Astarls drove off a band o Ethiopians with a sabre charege the Invaders are convinced the EUi loplan campaign of strategy unt the Italians reach the mountains I to wage guerilla warfare agalns Isolated flanks of the northern Ital Ian army. Two Askaris were kllle i in the hand-to-hand skirmish. Th Ethiopian dead was not known. Reports In Tddls Ababa, concern Ing the operations on the northern front, said the Ethiopians woul make a stand a Makale tomorrow but there was no official confirms tion of this. Instead a govemmen official said "the northern arm commanders are carrying out to th letter the emperor's by retlrln slowly, refusing to give battle ant enticing the enemy." By presumably, the of flclal meant to get the Invadln forces Into the mountains befor opening a counter-attack. While diplomatic negotiations in the European capitals proceedec looking toward a peace settlemen between Italy and Ethiopia, Musso See WAR, tf. 12, Col. 4 STORM TO HIT TONIGHTEAST OF PENS A COLA Daughter Is Witness For Defense In Trial For Murder Special to the Reporter COLORADO, Nov. W. Chicken) Green, on trial In 32nd district court here on a charge of lurder In connection with the fatal hooting of Erwln Woellert, Is ex- pected to take the stand in his own behalf this afternoon. Woellert was shot the night of tfay 30 at a dance hall operated by Green at Snyder. Mrs. John Eth- rldge, daughter of Oreen, testified the delense opened Wednesday ftemoon that Green shot Woellert mmedlately after Woellert had knocked her down two or three Imes. Mrs. Ethrldge was one of 22 ense witnesses heard before court ecessed late yesterday, and the de- ensc continued to present testimony lilt j Christmas Fund Racket Nipped CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (AP) Nineteen men and women Were arrested today, charted with try- Ing to "muscle In" on Santa Glaus. Eight squads, under Lleuts. Thomas Kelly and Charles Egan, raided as many headquarters of basket" funds after businessmen complained they had been forced to contribute. All the "Christmas funds" were spurious, police alleged, The charge against the 19 was ob- taining- money under false pre- SMU SPECIAL TO STOP HERE Many Abilene Fans Expec ted to Greet Train Abilene football fans wll wish-Southern Methodist univers- ity's undefeated and .untied tangs success In tnelr .Jaunt to Pacific .coast afternoon about when the special train carrying the S.M.U. gridders, Mus- tang band and eighty tans stops here for five minutes. The Dallas special train Is en route to Lcs An- geles where SpM.tJ. will meet rj.C. L.A. 'Armistice day. Gib Sandefer, business manager of athletics at Hardln-Shnmons, ar- ranged tor a brief stop here In long distance talk with Coach Matty Bell of SJM.U. this morning. Short talks will be made from tho observation platform by Coaches Bell and Vic Hurt, Athletic Director Jimmy Stewart and Dr. J. S. Mc- Intosh. Coach Bell will Introduce Bobby Wilson, Harry Shuford, Carj- :ain Maco Stewart, Maurice OIT, Truman Spain and several other outstanding Pony players. Manager Denies Hepburn Married PITTSBURGH, Nov. and Hayward, manager of screen star Katharine Hepburn, said to- day reports they are married are 'bunk." The actress and her manager were ,'orced down at the city-county air- port this morning for a second time on a cross country trip. The first :lme was at St. Louis last night. Asked if he and Miss Hepburn are married, Hayward denied it. "Are you still her was another question. "Yes, sir. Do you think I am Meanwhile Miss Hepburn secluded lerself in one of the airport ad- Inlstratlon buildings and went to leep. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. Hurricane winds, which caused eight deaths on Florida's east coast, was expected to lash that state's coastline east of Pensacola early to- night. At a. m. central standard time, the New Orleans weather bu- reau Issued an advisory saying the disturbance, of small'area, was 150 miles slightly east of south of Pen- sacola and moving apparently north northeastward. "If present tendency the report read, "the center will ciuss the coast early tonight east of Pensacola, possibly near Apalachl- cola, attended by gales which may be dangerous over very small area near center." Little Sign on Cqut However, there was slight evi- dence of the approach of the dis- turbance along the western Florida and Alabama coast lines. The barometric pressure.remaln- 'ed high along the gulf coast. The storm winds were believed to have lessened In strength.. The area In the apparent.path of the blow Is sparsely settled, with the population largely concentrated In Apalachlcola, Fort Joe and Panama City. No novices In storm preparations, port towns up houses, objects, tie the people of these know how to board batten down movable boats securely and dig In safely until the winds are passed. Coast guard headquarters here arranged a quick concentration of cutters in the threatened proposed to speed communications In the event land wires went down anywhere along the coast. The cutter Saranac, pride of the southeastern division, plunged along directly in wake of the cyclone. Three the Nemesis, Pan dora and were to swing In- o the procession during the after- noon. Two the Triton and tho stood by at Panama City Trucks with radio equipment were waiting at Mobile, Ala., and Talla- hassee. Famed Evangelist, For- mer Ball Player Suff- ers Heart Attack Coleman County Pioneer Is Dead peclal to The Reporter COLEMAN, Nov. Mary Sr.odgrass Dibrell, 80, member of a romlnent West Texas family, died ere this afternoon 1 o'clock at he family residence. She had been 1 since Sunday night. She was the wife of Rev. James B. Ibrell, who came to West Texas In the 1870's. He died in 1890. Survivors include a son and five aughters. They are Judge J. B. ibrell of Coleman, Mrs. Bertha ohnson of Austin, Mrs. Marguerite uthrie of Brownwood, Mrs. Ina ay of Coleman, Mrs. Janle White Coleman and Mrf. Mary Oann of )emer, Colo. "exaits Called To Support Red Cross AUSTIN, Nov. ar James V. Allred today urged ibllc support of the annual Amcrl- n Red Cross drive for member- Ip which will be launched Armls- Day and extend through Nov. CHICAGO, Nov. unday has exhorted his last con- ert to "hit the sawdust trail." The famed baseball-evangelist, he Rev. William Ashley "Billy" unday, died last night at the home of relatives here. He was 72 years old. His picturesque baseball termi- nology and acrobatic gestures In preaching the Gospel led his friends to term him "the man who saved a million souls." While many ministers questioned HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nor. 7. today of the death of the Rev. "Blllj" Sun- day, President Roosevelt wrote a letter to Mrs. Sunday express- Ing his deep regret. The letter was not made public. his methods, few ever doubted his sincerity. "Billy" Sunday's evangelistic ca- reer began In at Gardner, Iowa. In 1903 he was ordained a Presby- terian minister in Chicago. He was born at Ames, Iowa, Nov. 19, 1863, the son of a union soldier See SUNDAY, 12, Col. I Dallas OH Man Taken By Death DALLAS, Nov. 7 W John Marlon, 51, president of the Old Age Pensions And Drivers License Law Near Passage; Reve nue Fight Looms AUSTIN, Nov. Liquor reflation was sidetrack ed temporarily today while tax ei took the limelight in Texas legislature. The home omnibus tax bill failed to find a sponsor in th senate. Sen. W, R. Poage, o Waco, moved to take it up, bu with the announced intention of substituting a proposed tax on natural resources. Two talertexes alio were tc be offered; ar substitutes. Spull Hu One Sen. Clint C. Small, Amarlllo, had one In. mimeographed form levylni a one per cent gross receipts tax on sales it retail, it exempts 13 com modules Including necessities such as food, cheip clothlnft and cotton piece goods. Sen. Roy Sanderford, Belt-on, said he expected to offer a general sale tax. Perfunctory adoption of the 1 committee amendments that strucl several million dollars from propos ed house taxes In the omnibus bll was first taken up by the senate under a rule permitting bill to be perfected by committee amendment: before being subjected to genera attack. house-passed liquor bill was sehtji) affairs committee or the senate. vtfousc members worked on the drivers' license bill 'it' a morrilrii session and were to take up the conference committee report on ol< age pensions at 2 p. m. House members chose a liquor control plan similar to that favorec by the senate when they adopted by 89 to 44 vote yesterday the bll by Rep. J. Bryan Bradbury, -Abilene and sent It to the senate. Amendments added to the house bill Included: Reducing beer taxes, from to 11.25 per barrel. Reducing beer retail license fees See LEGISLATURE, Pg. 11, Col. 3 Matamoros Mayor Taken tn Custody For Embezzlement TAMPICO, Mex., Nov. Rafael Mungula Cavazos, former mayor of Matamoros, Tamaullpas, was taken Into custody today as a plane from Brownsville, Texas, In which he was traveling, stopped here en route to Mexico City. He was charged with embezzle- ment of seventy- thousand pesos of the public funds. He was recently ousted from the municipal government of Mata- moros. SEVEN DIE IN PLANE CRASH MONTPELLIER, France, Nov. 7 persons were reported killed today In a crash of a military airplane near Montarnaud. The plane, which came from Toulouse, overturned in landing. Mouse Race Track Is Newest Kansas City Gambling Game KANSAS CITT, NOT. Small boys here wen wUeclloi M cents each today In lire mice from Unra proprietors who have new fine at chance nee nek." It's a cmavnUnly simple game. The equipment eoiubti a main Uble with glau walla. Aro.nd the Uble'f edft are hdn. In fkvnt of each hele Is a colored square. In the center the DIODK b confined to a metal boi. When the box la lifted the noww nuu for a hole. Flayers place their ehlpi on colon correspond- to those bi front of the bola and If the run tarn Uu dealinaled hole, Uu -new" off. The oddi depend Uw Far Instance there an non red than any other color. That's eren money If the BMMO Into a red hole, relit w pan I to 1, blue 5 to 1 becaose there are fewer holes designated by thue colors, There an one silver and one fold hole. They if to 1. Ortfln of the Germans Embargo All War Materials Raw Materials, Foodstuff Will Be Included If Nazis See Fit BERLIN, Nov. gov eminent communique dlscloesd to day Germany has declared an ab- solute embargo on arms and war materials for Italy and Ethiopia an has made preparations to embargo raw materials and foodstuffs If sees fit. The embargo was Imposed Inline dlately upon the outbreak of war and long before the league of na tlons voted its penalties against It aly. It puts Germany In a position where Its policy In the next few weeks may strengthen beyond hope of European statesmen the leagu of nations' effort to .penalize Ital; and ml lor warring on Eth to. negqUa .'a new diplom The embargo Is In effect. Bill communique added, In case Oerrnnny's export of raw material or toodstu.iE Increases to the ex tent that it might jeopardize do mesiic economic Interests, the gov ernment will take the steps neces sary to prevent damage to. the coun- try's Interests. It was, denied, .that tho German consul general, at Geneva made declaration yesterday to league of- ficials regarding .penalties and sale See EMBARGO, Pg. 12, Col. 6 McFaddin Burial This Afternoon BEAUMONT, Nov. 7 neral rites for William Perry Her- ring McPaddln, Sr., 79 year old outheast Texas cattle king, will be held at his home here this after- noon at 3 o'clock. McFaddin died Monday night aft- r an Illness of about three weeks. The Rev. George Cameron, rector f St. Mark's Episcopal church, will fflclate and burial will be In Mag- nolia cemetery. 101st Auto Death In Dallas County DALLAS, Nov. H. Bos- Ick, 62, was hit by an automobile nd killed In front of hla home here ast night. He waa Dallas county's Olst traffic victim of 1935. In- estlgatlng officers said Bostlck ap- arently was walking with his head lowered to keep rain out of his face. TEXAS NEEDS 25 MILLIONS J. P. Marlon OH company, died at his home here Wednesday. Marion was head of the royalty owners committee for the conven- tion of the Independent Petroleum association of America, whleli clos- ed here Tuesday. His company specialized In pro- ducing royalties. I Requirements For Biennium Estimated By Redditt AUSTIN, Nov. 7 ohn S. Redditt of Lufkln, chair- nan of the senate finance commit- tee, said Wednesday additional rev- enue of must be raised during the blennlum to meet old- age pension and other requirement. He estimated the omnibus tax bill, passed by the house and report- ed favorably by a senate commit- tee with radical amendments, would produce His summary of expense to be met follows: Old-age pensions, gen- eral fund deficit, in- creased appropriations for current blennlum, departmental, education- al, eleemosynary, judiciary, 389.88; centennial, rural aid Increase, Total M4.222.6. Redditt estimated corrective laws passed, by the forty-fourth leglsla- .ure and better business might yield See FINANCES, Pf. 11, Cot J I MAN, THOUGHT 5 Year Old Kansas Murder Mystery Deepens IOLA, Kas.. Nov. surrounding an unsolved Oklahoma murder five years ago deepened to- day as parents of the supposed vic- tim exhibited letters they believed to be from their son, Hallle Epley, and recently sent from Austin, Tex- Orlef of Mr. and Mrs. J. c. Eplcy, who burled the body of the mur- der victim thinking It that their son, turned to Joy recently with re- ceipt of a letter signed "Hallle." An exchange of letters followed and the parents are certain the writer is their son. If this proves true, there remains ,hc puzzle of the Identity of the body, found strangled and hanged at Bartlesvllle, Okla., Dec. 20, 1030, and burled here after being Irten- .Itlfd by HaUle's parents and a brother. Epley grew up In lola, attended ugh school, married, and became MYSTERY, Pf. II, Col. I TO BEJETTER Market In This Area Is Expected To Open At 17-18 Cents While the turkey crop In West Texas Is shorter in numbers this year, producers are expected to prof- It by higher quality and weight ol their birds and an anticipated In- crease In price of 3 to cents. The. market in this area Is ex- pected to open at 17 to 18 cents per against a price'Of H to ''The'opening of "the ketf market Friday will be the Mg. nal for the opening of the Thanks' giving buying season In West Tex- as. Advance Chicago quotations Wednesday and Thursday were 27 and 27 cents fdr grade o. 1 toms, and 30 cents for hens. The differ- ential for this area-is 0 to 10 cents. Buying, has .started, at one pro- duce house, which quoted 17 o producers both Wednesday and Thursday. Retail grocers who were buying In smell lots were quoting 8 cents Thursday. Qther concerns, with dressjng depots scattered over .he area, aald they were not ready to list prices. May ralni killed many young tur- :eys in this but due to a icavy feed crop the quality and weight of the birds Is higher. Aver- nge weight of the first flocks rought to market were 15 to 18 uunds for toms and 11 to 13 pounds or hens. Last year the average See TURKtYS, Fg. 11, Col. S Nashville Member Gives Report to Church Conference BftOWNWOOD, Nov. H. Rawllngs, representative of the ome missions board of Nashville, Tenn., spoke on the work of the oard and financial plans at the lorolng session of the Central Tex- as conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south. The Rev. J. w. Mills of Beau- lont preached, and C. A. Hunter Brownsville, representing the 'est Texas conference, told of ome and training school at SaB He asked the conference Join in financial contributions. en presiding elders gave reports. Four hundred and fifty eonfer- nce members answered the roll all. Weal AblliDe ind cloudy to. nlfht; Friday generally Weal of lOOlh meridian Fair tonight and Friday, frost In extreme west portion tonight. Enei ol lOoth meridian Partly cloudy, poiilbly ihowen on veil comt tonight; Friday, generally fair, for bouri ending 7 a. m., .01 Inehee. Rninf-ili Hlnee flnt ot year, 27.51 Inchei. Rainfall for earae period lul year, 10.57 Inches. Normal rainfall to date. 22.80 Inches, Temperature! p.m. a.m. Wed. Thun. CO B3 M 53 5A A3 56 53 e 10 11 MMnJffht Noon SunrlM SllDMt 7P.P1. 7i.m, nry thermometer Wei thermometer Rilillvi fturaldlir ..17ft 01 OUbY S3 91 U 53 U 91 a H ;