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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. FuB Leastd WlrM of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILEKE, TEXAS, FRlfl.Y, NOVEMBER 8, 1935-SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning Newt) NUMBER 130 House To Hear McDonald Charges Italians Capture Gorrahei And Makale Texan Heads Petroleum Group Charles F. Koacr of Fort Worth, Texu, (left) is (be new pred- dent of the Independent Petroleum AaocUtlon, succeeding Wlrt Franklin of Oklahoma City They are shown at banquet In Dallas during which Roeser presented Franklin a plaque In recogni- tion of his services. (AsBOcUted frtm Cotton Up Bale On Crop Estimate Government Reports Indi- That Yield Convicted By Colorado Jury In Slaying Of Erwin Woellert Special to the Reporter. COLORADO, Nov. VI. (Chicken) Green, dance hall oper- ator of Snyder, was convicted of murder and assessed a three-year term in the state penitentiary by a jury in 32nd district court here to- day. The verdict was returned at a. m. Green was convicted in connec- tion with the fata] shooting of Er- win Woellert at the dance hall in Snyder the night of last May 30. Testimony in the case, started Tuesday, was completed Thursday See TRIAL, Page 15, Col g Two Important Towns Are Taken Without Re- sistance; Ethiopians Holding Fire By the Associated Press. The Italians made two impor- ;ant conquests in Ethiopia to- day, capturing Gorrahei on the southern front and Makale on the north. In still another military movement they drove "deep" nto the region leading to Lake in which Great Britain is nterested because it feeds the iverNile. Duce Changes View Mussolini has often disavowed having any, ambitions -toward Lake Tana. The advance of his troops in that area, however, may indicate a change in his views and a determi- nation to, make his conquest of Eth- iopia complete. In capturing Oorrahei, a strategic the Southern Italian army ias removed another stone from its )ath toward Harar, the walledicity of- Ethiopia: Evolution Teaching In Texas Colleges Scored By Baptists Mineral Wells Selected As Next Year's Host City To Convention Manila Takes Holiday For Reception Of Vice-President KEW ORLEANS, N07. Cotton advanced about a dollar a bale today on the government's crop estimate of bales as con- siderable buying was touched1 off on a bullish construction placed on the report. The government estimate showed a good-sized decline from earlier es- timates and was the signal for ac- tive buying of all options and prices moved up briskly. With the exception of the Oc- tober, 1936, position all months crossed the eleven-cent level. Dec. sold at 11.31, March at 11.20 and May at 11.19. WASHINGTON, Nov. A cotton crop of bales of 500 pounds gross weight this year was reported today by the department of agriculture us indicated from con- WASHINGTON, Nov. (UP) slstanceJv Swaggering in th'e van of the In- ,-adlng troops wai Ras Halle Se- assle Gugsa, the Benedict Arnold of Ethiopia. He went straight to the astle of former King John for ntakile once a royal and stabllshed himself by right of might s governor of the rich Ttgre prov- ince. i There was unconcealed Joy among he Ras and his tribesmen who in elng permitted to be the first to enter trie town were honored even above Mussolini's own favorite Ber- Raklieri, from whose nuts gaily flut- tered the feathers of cocks. Thus is See WAR, Page 15, Col. 1 HOUSTON, Nov. The 87th annual convention of Texas Bap' ists ended today with selection of. Mineral Wells as the site of the 936 meeting and a warning fronj he First Baptist church pastor i The general convention lasb'nlght heard Dr. George W. Truett oi Dal- las urge .Baptist to "hold to the Faith of Our Fathers.." Dr. Truett, pastor of the Dallas First Baptist church and president of the World Baptist Alliance, stressed the Baptist creed of relig- ious freedom and the "absolute sep- aration of church and state." "Texas is now the outstanding Baptist state in tlie Dr. Truett said. "We have nearly Baptists in the state, and Senator Norris Will Not Be a 1936 Candidate SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. Senator George W. Norris, veteran Nebraska republican, (old the Dtseret News here loday hr will not be a candidate for re- election to the senate. "I have been In the senate for miny he said durlnc brief atop here en route to Comp- ton, Calif., to visit a daughter. "1 am retting old, younger men can and should carry on the work which I have tried to do during- my years as a senator." Senator Karris predicted the re-efectjon of President ROOK- velt. nFTEl 5PEGML ENDS Commissioner of Agricul- ture Is Accused of Var- ious Acts of Misfeas- ance In Office Work Allotments Go Over Billion MANILA, P. I., Nov. President John N. Garner and a party of 43 congressmen arrived In Manilla today to attend inaugura- tion of the Philippine common- wealth Nov. 15. The city took on a holiday alr for their reception. Thousands Jammed the docks as the liner Pres- ident Grant, bearing the congres- sional party, '.npved slowly through flower-decked welcoming launches to Its berth. "I foresee a liappy and prosper- ous future for the said Joseph Byrns, speaksr of the Amerl- Ican house of representatives, at an Interview on shipboard. Gamer refused to make a definite statement, asserting he had Indicat- ed his opinion of Fllpino Independ- ence when he signed the Inde- pendence bill. The party included 17 senators and 36 representatives, as well u a number of 'American newspapermen who were invited, like the congress- men, to attend the Inaugural as of the new commonwealth Gamer and Secretary War George Dern, designated as President Roosevelt's official rep- resentatives at the approaching ceremonies, went to Malacanan pal- ace, where they will bo guests of Governor-General Prank Murphy. Other members of the party went dltions Nov. 1. Production of bales was Indicated a month ago. Last year's crop was bales; the 1933 crop, bales. Glnnlngs from this year's crop prior to Nov. 1 were reported by the census .bureau to have totaled running bales, counting round as half bales and exclusive of linters. Ginnings to that date a year ago were bales; two years ago The Indicated acre-yield of lint cotton this year Is 186.1 pounds, compared with 191.5 a month ago, 170.9 last year and 177.1, the 33 average. The indicated crop this year by states Is: Virginia, bales, North Car- olina 600.000. South Carolina, 750.- 000, Georgia Florida, See COTTON, Page 15, Col. 8 Allotments from the employment fund for Harry L. Hop- kins' ouick, cheap projects today passed .the mark. Comptroller-General John R. Mc- Carl gave 25 state works progress administrators for actual spending, arid a list of approved projects from which they could choose work that will employ the greatest number of needy in the shortest time. McCarl's action boosted to the amount he has definite- ly allocated for Hopkins' works orogress administration. Against that total, he has approved In project values. The largest allocation announced today was for New York State. The program has been lag- ging there, but WPA officials said this large flow of Immediate cash County Rogers CommiU tee Urges Employes To Contribute Prom the Taylor county will Rog- ers memorial campaign committee came this statement Friday: "Arrangements are complete for programs Iii every school of Taylor more than of them are j county next Tuesday and. In the white Baptists. Our Baptist friends are now worshiping in 09 nations and the world alliance meetings draw representatives from all of them." Presidents of the various Texas Baptist colleges and schools report- Sec BAPTISTS, Page 15, Col. 7 would set the Jobs swing. drive in full TWO CHARGED DEATH TAKES IN AUTO FIRE Stripped Car Found By Offi- cers East of Town to the hotel. govcrnmpnt-owned Manila Complaint was lodged in Justice court here yesterday against two Abilene men, J. E. PInlcy and Tom Evens, after officers had found stripped p.utomoblle a fire a few miles east of Abilene Wednesday night. The complaint, sworn to by Sher- iff Burl Wheeler, charged the men Jointly with "wilfully burning in- sured personal property." The men were taken In custody after officers had been notified a car was balng stripped, Wheeler said. The machine, a 1933 mode! Ford V-a sedan, was found with a portion of the front seat burning. Water was carried hi buckets from a r.earby house to extlneulsh the blaze. Flnley told officers, they said, the machine was not Insured. Evens made a slifncd statement. Justice Lindsay P. Yaldcn, before whom the men were arraigned, set bond of each. MRS. CONNER Resident ,of Runnels Co. Since 1907; Funeral Set at p. m. Special to the Reporter. WINTERS, Nov. for Mrs. T. A. Lewis, 79, resident of Runnels county since 1907, was set at p. m. Friday from the First j Methodist church here, with the Merkel schools, next Wednesday. The speakers bureau headed by Matt Blanton Is busj filling requests for speakers. Volunteer speakers, who will go out to country schools and talk about Will Rogers, are needed, and are asked to communi- cate with Mr. Blanton. Every school superintendent or principal is ask- ed to invite a massed contribution from 'his student body, and to send names of contributors, with massed offering, to either Max Bentley, James P. Stinson, Homer H. Scott or Fleming James, in Abilene. "Subscription lists have been placed In convenient places through- out the county, including 33 in downtown Abilene. Names of con- tributors on the Abilene lists will appear In the Sunday Reporter- News, and names of contributors on lists outside of Abilene will be printed at the close of the campaign November 27. 'Heads of business houses are re- quested to sponsor 100 per cent em- ploye collections within their or- ;anlzatlons. Small contributions are desired.1 AUSTIN, NOT. Texas representatives voted 70 to 62 today to reconvene in Austin November 16 to hear im- peachment charges against J. E. McDonald, commissioner of agriculture. The present special session is to end at midnight November 14. By reconvening immediate- ly, no mileage fees will be al lowed members. Only House To Slay The action will not reconvene thi entire legislature. Only house mem bers will stay In Austin for thi hearing. Should the house then sitting as a grand jury, find charges justify an impeachmeu trial, the senate would be called upon to try the case. Various charges of misfeasance In blflce were made In a report to the house by E. E. Hunter, Cle bume, and C. 0. Canon, Honey Drove. McDonald was charged with violation of the anti-nepotism sta- tute, diversion of special funds, ac- ceptance of gifts which lie shoulc not have taken, and using his of- fice to promote private Interests. Two committees have Investigat- ed, the department this general In th6.'dep_____ which the majority did not think sufficient ta> brlnfe Impeachment charges. A special five-member committee probed affairs in the de- partment between the regular ses- sion andHhe first called session of the legislature. Canon and Hunter brought in a minority report from that Investl- Senate Opens Debate Upon Pension Bill see MCDONALD, pace is, Col. z More Showers Forecast Here PRESIDENT RETURNS WASHINGTON, NOV. Rev. Walker Allen of WIngate, of-; President Roosevelt arrived In flciatlng. Burial will be made in Washington shortly after a. m. Pair View cemetery. [today and headed at once for the In declining health for several t White House where later In the day Funeral for Pioneer Resident of Merke! Set Saturday Special to the Reporter MERKEL, Nov. for Mrs. C. E. Conner, wife of a retired Merkel grocer and resident here for 54 years, will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Meth- odist church. Rev. C. H. Ledger Methodist minister from Abilene, will officiate for the rites, assisted by local pastors. Burial will be made In Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Conner, 73, died at the fam- ily residence, at p. m. Thurs- day, following an illness of three days. Mrs. Conner was Mary story, jorn In Payette county, Oa., June 24, 1862. As a young woman she moved to Merkel In 1881 and was married hers to Mr. Conner, tembei fl, 1932. Two children born to the couple died In infancy. Survivors are her husband, who was a pioneer grocer here; a sister, Mrs. 8, A. Bold of Clyde, and I Jarotber. T. V. Story, months, Mrs. Lewis had. been ill for three days. She died at Thursday night at her home seven miles southeast of Winters. Mrs. Lewis was bom in Mississip- pi, March 24, 1857. With Mr. Lewis she came to Tarrant county in 1878, and later to Comanche county. Her husband died in 1927. Survivors ore five children, .Mrs Charles Green of Rogers, Ark., R A., W. D., T. M. and Willie Lewis of Winters. Grandsons were to be pallbearers, and granddaughters were named flower girls. Spill funeral home was in charge of arrangements. lie expected to welcome Prime Min- ister MacKenzle-KIng of Canada. Prosperity Back; Times Herald Is 56-Page Paper DALLAS, Nov. Dallas Tlmes-Herild contained 56 pages and lines of advertis- ing. "It Is the largest regular issue for the corresponding period since 1928- said Allen Merrla.m, managing editor. "There are no special sec- tions or tabloids in today's paper. No special 'drive' has been made. "It Is simply the reflection of re- turning prosperity and tho Increas- ing flow of normal biuiness." Intermittent showers fell here to- day, bringing the total rainfall since 7 a. m. to .21 inch for the 1 p. m. at the United States weath- er bureau. Additional showers predicted lor Abilene weather bu-