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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT iOES'-Byrwi VOL LV. LMMd Wires of United (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1936-8 PAGES (Evtntag EdMon of Thi AUm Morning Mn) NUMIER 111 Balloonists Off To Stratosphere i Italy's Southern Army Menaces Ethiopia's Only Railroad THE NATION CELEBRATES ARMISTICE DA Y Ai toe conclusion at the Worta wmr b today, Aneflea, throufh Pmldent Jfaelataa K in occasion for u expreadon of "out detcnnliutlon to remain it peace with all nallou." Numeral? ob- unaiwei we Mheduled for the day, IneMliif 11 depleted here, and memorial iddnaK., tte t of which will be talk by Fraddent it Aritafton National eOKtaj. Wir la Arilnfton are above. lAwwlatol PhotM) Mrs THE Graziani's Forces Cover Half of Desert On Way To the Capital City of Harrar at 11 o'clock, quickly. apparently tallies At he arose, saying tie was ill, and stood a mom- ent before falling unconscious be- side the' bed. Doctors were sum- moned, but when they arrived Mr. v r V- i i IT. T. In r mat opurt I o Pass Remaining "Must99 Bills 87 the Associated Press. Italy's southern army, under the command of General En- dolfo Graziani, pushed menac- ingly today toward Ethiopia's 'life railroad from Addis Ababa to Djibouti, the Somalilpnd seaport. Ball Desert Craned Dispatches to Rome said Qrail- anl's forces occupied Sasa Baneh In a week-end-drive and held Daggah Bur with advance patrols. In occupying Snsa Baneh, the Ital- ians have .crossed more than hall of the -lesert region lying between Italian Somallland and the pro- vincial caDital of Harrar. Sasa Baheh i? 100 miles from Ji- jlga and less than 150 miles from the railroad. Defending the railroad and Harrar.-'is a vast concentration of Halle1 Selassie's warriors about ii-Victimj With Brothers, An 4inewrfinned Italian pwfrj. from" REB Ooerated New York Nasslbu, ,bne of Emperor Selassie's r chief aides to the southern-south- i PollCy RaCKCt eastern sector, was killed when his troops revolted In the engagement at Sasa Baneh. The last whereabouts report of Nasslbu's Rich Keeble Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack On Dallas Visit Prominent Abilene banker ind public leader. Rich Keeble, M, died unexpectedly this morning, In Dal- las. Word of his passing, borne here In the early hours of a dark and cold Armistice day, brought shock find grief to hundreds who had known and admired him since his boyhood. Mr. Keeble succumbed at o. m to a heart attack, angina pec- torls. Last Friday afternoon, with Mrs. Keeble and their 12-year-old son, BUI, he left their Abilene home, 1042 Mulberry street, to spend the week end with his sister, Mrs. Als- ton dowdy, and her family, at 2033 Old Orchard Drive, Dallas. Word from the home this mom- Ing said Mr. Keeble appeared quite well all day Saturday and Sunday, but noticed that he did no) jo out ''Sunday evening. He retired Keeble was dead. They said his death must have occurred only a minute or two after he arose. The heart attack wat the third since last spring. Early In May, la a Oalveston hotel, he fell from ilnesi while attending a convention a! bankers, but physicians who ei- amined him were not alarmed, say- Ing the symptoms were those exhaustion and Indigestion. ,He had just made the long drive from Abi- lene. Several weeks ago he had a lighter attack In his home. Although his wife, child and friends were anxious, he viewed his case lightly putting In a full day's work every day at the Farmers Sc Merchants bank, one of the busiest desks In Abilene. Funeral Wedneada? Mr. Resale's body remand to the Lamar Smith funeral home In Oak Cliff. At 11 o'clock this mom- ing It was placed In a coach of the Laughter Undertaking company sent from Abilene, with expected ar- rival here about 6 pm. The body will be taken to Laughter's. The funeral service probably will be held Wednesday morning from Bee KEEBLE, rg. f, T AUSTIN, Nov. one was In a conference commit- Istlce Day promised no cessation of and the remaining three prob- legislative activity In Austin today lems were In position for final en- as the second called session put actment Into law. on its final four-day spurt to fin- The pension bill, limited to need; ish the governor's "must" program. The 30-day second session ends automatically at midnight Thurs- day, Nov. 14. One of the live major topics, old age pensions, was out of the way; Texans past 65, was ready for Gov. James V. Allred's signature. Substi- tution of salaries for fees of dis- trict and county officers was In n free conference committee. Liquor, most' controversial sub- ject of the call, was ejrpected I be considered in a conference com- mittee. The senate was expected to concede to a house request for a committee, and Lieut. Gov. Walter Woodul would appoint five mem- bers to serve with the house mem- bers. Both houses, however, had than two months. The victim, shot once through jldest of the Season At Many Points; Tuesday To Be Warmer Lowest temperature this year was record during the early morning expressed themselves against sale hours Monday when the thermom- Fiance and Former Suitor Questioned In Death of Bride-Elect MT. BANTER, Md., Nov. Two men-one her fiance and the other a former held by police for questioning today as they pressed their investigation of the murder of pretty 27-year old corln- na Loring. Aubrey Hampton, 30, said by po- lice to have kept company with Miss Loring about five months ago, was arrested in Washington last night and taken to the Hyattsvllle Jail. Already in'jail was Richard Tear, 29-year old hospital attendant, to whom the girl was to have been married last Wednesday, two days alter she disappeared from her home here. He was arrested Saturday night: The body of toe bride-elect was found Saturday on lonely Saddle- back ridge, about five blocks from the Loring home. She iiad been benten, bitten and strangled with a piece of wrapping cord.' Dr. Oscar Lnylne. who performed the autopsy, advanced the theory that a woman was Involved in the See SLAYING, Pg. Col. by the drink and for a package sale system under licenses. Taxes to pay pensions and the drivers' license bill were pending business In senate and house res- pectlvely. House members were di- vided over whether to accept the senate bill or to accept a substi- tute without provision for exam- ining drivers but eliminating the 25-cent registration fee, The omnibus tax bill faced great difficulty in the senate, Already riddled with committee amend- i ments, the bill had two substitutes eter dropped from a reading of 75 yesterday to 30, two degrees below freezing, behind' the biting winds ol a norther. The weather bureau this morning Issued a forecast of generally fair and freezing for tonight; and for Tuesday, generally fair with rising temperatures. The norther whipped southward late yesterday, driving temperatures sharply downward. In a few hours, the mercury sagged as much as 40 degrees In the northern part of the state. --The coldest weather of the season pending. One, by Sen. W. R. Poage, I prevailed this morning at many Waco, proposed a new tax on nat- points, Borger reporting a low read- See LEGISLATURE. Pg. 8, Cd. I See WEATHER, Pf. 8, Col. and Generally fair with frefltlnff tonight; Tuesday generally fair lUi rtnlnR temperature. Wast of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, continued cold, nightly cold- cr tn extreme BOUUieait portion, probably froiL In louth portion tonlglit; Tuesday parity cloudy, rising In north east portloiifl. Bant of 100th meridian Generally fair, Colder In noulh And ftl- tremc ecat nortlona, probably frost except In lower Rio Grande valley, freezing In BortR and central portions tonlirnt; Tjes. day, iinerally fair, niuu lemctrttun m porUoc. HIGHER COURT MEETSAGAIN Decisions Expected on Three New Deal Laws Soon WASHINGTON, NOV. After a two week's recess, the su- preme court convened today for a session from which was expected decisions bearing on the future of three important New Deal laws. The court was considered likely to say: Whether it will pass on the val- itelty of processing taxes levied since the AAA act was amended at the last session cf congress. Whether 11 will grant James Walter Carter, West Virginia and Maryland coal producer, a tempor- ary injunction against the tax Im- posed by the Guffcy bituminous coal bill. Whether it will accede to t h e government's application to inter- vene as "a friend of the court" in opposition to the petition of the State of Georgia for permission to Ille In the supreme ecourt to test the validity of the Bankhend COURT HEARS GUILTY PLEAS Four Cases Are Disposed of At Morning Session Four cases on the criminal docket In federal district disposed of this court hart been morning when NEW YORK, Nov. Four shots from a speeding auto- available In Addis mobile today took the 17th life eac- I Ababa said the commander was In j rillced to New York gang wars in the neighborhood of Harar, rallying 'his forces for a stand against the Italians when they reached the plateaus at the edge of the desert, the head and three times in the The Ethiopian government offl- body, was identified as MchaelBls- cially denied Orazzlanl's troops had to, K, who with several brothers operated a policy racket. The shooting occurred while po- lice had bodies of two unidentified gang victims in morgues and be- fore they made the last apparent progress toward finding the gun- men who last month shot to death Arthur (Dutch Schultz) Flegen- heimer and three aides. Yesterday four boys discovered mutilated portions of a man's body In a Harlem sewer. Medical exam- iners said the victim had been dead about three days. The physicians pieced together a description of the man that led po- lice to believe he might have been Abe (Bo) Welnberg. first lieutenant of Flegenhelmer In the mlllion-dol- lar-a-year policy racket of the Bronx and Manhattan. Slsto was killed at an almost de- serted Brooklyn street corner. A physician near the intersection saw a large sedan slip up beside Sisto at the curb, four shots spit from a window, and the motor car sped away. occupied Sasa Baneh. As evidence of the scarcity of communications from the front In Addis Ababa, the government made no futher com- ment, except to deny the town had been taken. From Sasa Baneh on to Harar and Jljlga, Graziani's forces were faced with a -nore difficult terrain; the desert's end brings a succession of steep cliffs, high plateaus and mountains. Drive More Successful Graralanl's campaign, carried on without the fanfare of the Italian drive in the north, has been much more successful. In the north, a much larger army was pushed only about 75 or 80 miles Into the In- terior and without any resistance See WAR, Pg. 8, Col. 3 Woman Hurt In Train Mishap; Arm Is Severed Small Banks In Good Condition Special to the Reporter. STAMFORD, Nov. 11 Satisfac- tory report was given Monday j ln Belter snape morning on the condition of Julia e E. G. Bennett, Fraustox, 21. Mexican woman whose 5ald today as left arm was severed between the conventlon of the Hickman Given Till Dec. 1 To Quit Action Explained As, Genera mission AUSTIN, NoVi 11 W L. O. Phares, acting director of the de- partment of public safety, said the public safety commission had given senior Ranger Captain Tom R. Hickman until Dec. 1 to resign. Phares said ''on advice and con- sent of the commission." he prev- ously had suspended Hickman 'early last week." The commission met Thursday, he said, "and orally Lold him they would carry him on She payroll until DEC. 1, but they expected his resignation In the meantime." The acting director was uncertain I the commission's subsequent ac- tion countermanded his earlier sus- pension of Hickman. Phares said reasons for the com- mission's decision should be an- nounced by the commission. "I didn't hire Phares said. 'I didn't promote him and I didn't fire him." Phares ascribed the commission's action to its general policy, an- nounced upon organization In Au- gust, of building up the department maximum efficiency during a six-months probationary period pro- vided by law for employes taken over by the new department. "Tom Hickman was told his serv- ces were not Pharcs said, 'that he was not deemed suitable, and that the commission would ac- cept his resignation. "Hickman did not tender his resignation." Phares said there had been other demotions, suspensions and retlgna- See HICKMAN, Pf. 8, Col. 5 ea traln which was switching in the j president of the First Security 'corporation of Goden, heads 28 Institutions In Utah and yards. The young woman was attempt- ing to cross the track about 100 yards west of the freight depot and did not realize the cars were mov- ing, she said. She was knocked to the track by a box-car, and two cars passed over her body before the conductor, who guilty pleas were made by five de- [heard her screams, could stop the lendants before Judge James C. Wilson. N. R. James and James E. Lane, charged with violation of the Dyer Act, pleaded guilty and were refer- red to probation officers for Investi- gation. James Douglas Wolcott, Jr., 18, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to vio- lation of the Dyer Act and was sen- tenced to two-yearn In the El Reno reformatory. John Walter Hay, charged with counterfeiting on seven counts, pleaded guilty to the first count, possession of molds for making counterfeit tenctd to coins. He was sen- Lea venworth, Kansas, prison for 18 months on the first count, and was given two years Me COUBT, Ifc f, CoL t See GUILTY HJUX, ft. I, I train. Her hair had to be cut from the track before she could be ex- tricated. She was rushed by ambu- lance to the Stamford sanitarium for treatment. Hawks On Aerial Rogers Fund Tour AMABILLO, Nov. Prar.k Hawks, on a air tour In the Interest of the Will Rog- ers memorial fund, flew here today from Oklahoma city in sub-freezing weather which had grounded all reg- ular airline planes. The noted flier, who was pilot for Rogers on his charity speaking tours, Is flying hlone. He was met here iy the Amarlllo-Potter county Will Rogcri memorial committee. Idaho. He was highly optimistic over the future of the "country" banks, but said their progress would be ac- celerated if the federal government would abandon emergency lending agencies, which he said "have been continued beyond the "Banks generally are seeking Bennett said, "and are tak- ing cai-e of the legitimate needs. In the last month or two we .have noticed a marked increased in loan Inquiries, which I think can be attributed to the increased urge of business to reach out and start going again." Of the smaller Institutions he Mid, "There has been a tremendous amount of house cleaning, which has helped." NAME ROGERS CHAIRMEN PORT WORTH, Nev. 1I.-OT- Amori O. Carter, state chairman for the Will Rogers memorial campaign, announced .chairmen for a number of additional counties yesterday. Among them were: Elnorc R. Tom, Taylor; Gllmore Norm, Fampa, Football Games Draw Holiday Crowds; Fire works Tonight Abllene's 17th celebration of Ar- mistice Day was launched this morning in sub freezing weather wth a parade over downtcwn streets under auspices of the Veterans ol Foreign Wars and Parramore Post, American Legion. Th parade started at a. m. at the county courthouse, interrupt- ed only by a pause at 11 to mark the signing of the Armistice. The pa- rade, arranged In three sections, moved from the courthouse to Chestnut, to pine, to North Filth, to Cypress and down Cypress to North First. First unit of the parade, under the direction of Roy Johnson, was made up of the patrol escort, colors, Hardln-Slmmons Cowboy band, ex-servce men and Sons of Veterans. In the second unit were the A.C.C. band, city and county officials. Legion auxiliary, V.F.W. auxiliary, Gold Star Mothers, United Daugh- :ers of the Confederacy of Ameri- can Revolution, fraternal and wel- 'are groups, public school groups and the A.C.C. pep squad. This See ARMISTICE, Pf. 8, Col. S President Joins In Prayer For Soldiers Who Died In World War WASHINGTON, Nov. A lone unnamed soldier lying in his stony crypt on a peaceful autumn- brightened Virginia hillside received today the honor and homage paid to those who died in the nation's fiercest foreign war. His" body rested in a casket whose top was crowded with honor med- als of the nations of the world while President Roosevelt, not far off, joined in a prayer that this un- known soldier and his comrades had not fought In vain for the prolonged peace tho nation coveted. Before his tomb In Arlington, America's soldier shrine, were as- sembled Iho dignitaries of govern- ment, statesmen who help guide the destinies of world powers, soldiers in neat uniforms or others drooping See HONOE HERO, Pf. I, CoL 6 Pioneer Fought Indians In Comanche County; Funeral Today Special to The Reporter MERKEL. Nov. rites for J. L. Banner, 87, pioneer West Texan who helped fight Indians in Comanche cor.nty In the early IBIO's. will be held at 3 p. m. today from the First Baptist church here. Rev. C. R. Joyner, pastor, will officiate. Mr. Banner died at 11 a. m. Sun- day at the West Texas Baptist sani- tarium in Abilene after an Illness of four weeks. He entered the hos- pital Friday. Survivors Include his wife, three sons, John F. Banner, Dallas; PrlM of Abilene and Ray of Newman: three daughters, Mrs. B. L. Owens and Mrs. Ara Brown of San Angelo and Miss Maxle Banner of Merkel. Twenty-eight grand children, 15 See BANNEB, Pf. I, Col. I MILES COAL OF Bag Drifts To Eastward After .Early Morning Take-Off From Rapid City, South Dakota STRATOCAMF. Near Bapkl City, B. D., HOT. Bound for the last frontier, two intrepid army balloonists sow- ed aloft today in the largest free balloon ever built, an alti- tude of fifteen miles their goal, scientific exploration of UM stratosphere their purpose, Take Off at 7 A. Bf. Taking off at 1 a. m. (MOT) from thU sheltered Black Hills bowl, en mlUa west of Rapid City, Capt. Albert W. Stevens, lUght comman- der and technical cbser Capt, Orral A. Anderson, lowed a trail only e previously nd hoped to____ luciea unmatched In of two prevjeiuii ceisful (ttataephere attempV the same sponsorship, that I S. army and the National Ic Society, the two men i (ear- upon then4 perilous Rising at 500 feet a huge craft, christened Explored U, cleared the rocky rim of the Mwl within brief Instants after Ander- son's shouted cry of "up, balloon" had given the signal for the last of the army ground drew to releaie the ropes which had bound, the bag to earth.. As Anderson, standing In the rope rigging binding the air-tight metal gondola to the gas-bag, cast away a final bag of ballast, the balloon mounted swiftly and higher, Its white fabric glistening In the early morning tun like the sails of some giant ship of the air. Drlfb to Eastward Above the bowl's rim, a ten-mile breeze caught the balloon, and It be- gan B slow drift eastward, directly over Rapid City, and In the same direction as that taken by Explorer I, ill-fated predecessor of today's See BALLOON, Pg. Col. I Murder Charges Filed As Result of Gulf Port Srike Violence HOUSTON, Nov. der charges faced two men today n connection with the slaying ol two longshoremen since Friday as a result of the dock strike here. Un- identified asiiallants attacked and beat two other men last night. Examining trial for H. Patterson, dock guard, In connection with the slaying of Harvey Parker, 30, Satur- day night, will be held before Jus- tice Thomas I. Decker next Friday. Hearing also will be held then for Joe Haney, negro, charged with murdering Will Balllnger. 35, negro longshoreman, who was stoned un- til he drowned in Drays Bayou the irevlous afternoon. Patterson who told officers Parker threatened him with his own gun which he had dropped white backing away from the worker, was freed under bond pending the hear- nff. The labor situation in the water- front district was highly charged throughout last night when officers heard rumors that striking mem- bers of the International Longshore, men's Asioclatlon would attempt to dynamite one of the principal piers at the oort. Shortly before dusk yesterday, officers searched carefully arnotif strikers picketing the entrances to the docks for weapons. Several times during the past week, orttcen had been fired upon at night A negro who said he wai not longshoreman, WM uttucked and Jaw broken last night. Rla wall- ants made him pramiP! "not work at tho docks any imn" be- fore releasing him. Another or wag treated for mlror bhCtH, ;