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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1935, Abilene, Texas UNSE COLh TIED ER Mem Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Legged Wires of Astoolated Preu (W) United Prm (UP) FRIDAY. NOVEMBER IS, SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition The Abfcne News) NUMBER 111 DRIVERS LICENSE LAW SIGNED Drastic New Decrees Against German Jews FALLOFHARARISNEAR Asks Death Flea of Miss Anna Becker, be- low, that a doctor end her life "In the name of mercy" stirred emphatic protests from physlc- that the act would be mur- M'der, legally and ethically. The Y 34-year-old Buffalo, N. Y., nurse, injured two years ago in an auto crash, declared she Is In constant agony and a burden on her friends. Glrl-.Slayer Miss Vera Strelz, 26, (below) was arraigned In New York on a :harRe o( shooting to death Dr. Fritz Gebhardt, wealthy German financier and her employer. (As- sociated Press Hold Two Men Here, One at Baird; Another Is Still at Large Four warehouse burglaries, two at Clyde and the others at Stamford and Anson, were cleared when three Abilene men were taken Into cus- tody Wednesday by 'V. W. West and W. B. Poston of the police depart- ment. Complaint has also been filed against a fourth man who is still at large. Two of the men arc being held In Taylor county Jal! and probab- wlll be arraigned before Justice ndsay P. Wnlden this afternoon on another chaigc., theft of cigar- eta and chewing gum from Camp Landau on or about Oct 10. The ether Abllenlan is in jail at Balrd where he and the two held in Abl- Ste ARRESTS, Pago 15, Col I Strategic City Is Second Largest And Is Just South of Railway By Associated Press. Italian correspondents in Ethiopia reported today the capture of the strategic city of Harar was immi- nent. Dispatches to Rome said the Ital- ian Colonel MalettI, leading a force of native soldiers, had advanced In the valley of the Fafan river to a position only about 28 miles "from bis immediate objective." Defenders of the Harar region were reported retreating In disorder after a pitched battle yesterday. Second Largest City Harar, the second largest city in Ababa being larger Just south of the important rail- road connecting Addis Ababa and Djibouti, French Somallland. Ital- ian' forces in both north and south are reported heading for this rail- road. Ethiopia's primitive campaign of guerilla warfare, first phase of its defense, developed stubborn resist- ance to the modern Kalian Invasion, 15 men being lost on both sides after .sklnnisli northern front. A mobile body of native warriors, ensconced in the heights near Azbi, ambushed the left column of Italy's northern Marlotti's "mystery" unit of wild DanafcU war- fought a day-long battle before scattering to the south. Only then was the Italian column able to occupy Its Immedlte ob- jective of Azbi, to the east of the main Italian front lines at Makale, with another mountain still sep- arating It from Gen. Ruggiero Sun- tint's column of blackshlrts. An official Italian communique said 55 Ethiopians were killed and some 100 wounded; 20 Italian Askari tcllled and 50 wounded. The-fascist forces replied to the campaign of swift Ethiopian raids with renewed bombing attacks. Collie Honored AUSTIN, Nov. Its closing hours last night the Texas senate briefly honored one of the younger members, Sen. Wilboume B. Collie of Eastland, electing him Interim president. The Interim will be short, as the senate will reassemble in regular session early in 1936, and collie will have no opportunity to cash to on the election. Collie represents the 24th district and makes his home In Eastland. Abilene Is the district's most popu- lous city. Cold Wave Not to Last Long; To Be Warriiex Here Tomorrow A cold wave that moved Into Abi- lene out of the northwest late last night continued to send the ther- mometer to lower levels In mid- reaching a minimum of 38 degrees at 9 o'clock. The Makale, detected an Ethiopian troop encampment outside Antalo, im- portant market center half-way down the line of march to Amba Alaji, 30 miles to the south, and Set! WAR, Page 16, Col. 3 Unload Freight After Agreement With Stevedores BOSTON, Nov. shoremen began unloading the steamer Liberty Glo today after its owners, Lykes Brothers of Houston, agreed to enter negotiations with ihe International Longshoremen's Association. The Liberty Glo, reachine Boston. Galveston and Corpus Christl, had >een tied up since because of fail- ure of Its owners to enter negotla- ions with the longshoremen's union In eulf norts. The Cody, a sister ship of the liberty Glo, was diverted to New Bedford yesterday and unloaded here. Widow of T. R. Is In Hospital With Broken Hip OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Nov. Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wid- w of President Theodore Roosevelt, was confined to a hospital today be- ause of a broken hip. She Is 74 ears old. Dr. Richard Derby, her son-in- .w and chief of staff at the hospi- tal, and Dr. Mather Cleveland, New 'ork specialist, said they were sat- Tled with her progress. She was Injured Wednesday when le slipped on the floor of her Sag- more Hill home, where she lived 1th the former president until his eath. forecast for tonight. The norther is due for only a short spell, however, with slowly ris- ing temperature predicted for Sat- urday. Weather prediction for West Texas tonight Is colder in the south portion and rising temperature In the north portion Saturday. The cold wave started in Canada, with Prince Albert reporting a tem- perature of 12 degress below zero yesterday. Portions of North and South Dakota also had sub zero weather. Drizzling rain in Abilene Thurs- day afternoon and night amounted to .12 inch, bringing the total for the year to 27.04 Iches. By the Associated Press. A cold wave east of the Rockies reached down into Tesas today, bringing a trace of snow and SB- degree weather to the Panhandle, while scattered rains fell In other parts of the state. Rain was reported at San An- WEATHER, Page !5, Col. 8 Can't Be Citizens, Only State Subjects; All Jewish Civil Servants Must Resign BERLIN, Nov. The status of the German Jew under the Nazi reich was fixed finally today, after months of study, by a decree in the offi- cial Gazette. The Provisions. Chief provisions are: cannot be citizens, but only state subjects, and only citi- zens may vote. Jewish civU servants must resign by December 31. They, and war veterans, will receive pensions on the regular scale according to rank. teachers In Jewlsn public school may remain in their Jobs pending an exact definition of their status. no non-Jew may marry a Jew, but there are provi- sions for waiving the rule In spe- cial cases'. maid servants in Jew- ish households may remain in their jobs 11 by December 31 they will have .completed-.thelr 31st year. residents .in Ger- many are subject to .the laws; for elgners generally who are not res dents are not affected. (This woul apply as regards mixed marriages! The decree stipulates that a Je' under the meaning of the law I one who ,has one or more or one married to Jew at the .time what are called th basis for that first issued However, until ;a53ilitional flnn rules are promulgated, cttlzenshi; will be permitted persons who hav not more than two Jewish grand parents. As to the marriage laws, in cer tain circumstances an exception ma be made to the ban on mixed mar rlages. In such cases a special mlt must be obtained from WUheln Sec GERMANY, PafC 15, Col. 8 Special Services for Jenkens Sunday Dr. Mlllard A. Jenkeni (Ml) will celebrate his ZOth annrrercvj as pastor of the First Baptist church here Sunday. Durlnr a special service tbit has been planned In the mornlns, John R. Spauldlng one of the two living charter members of the church, will pay special tribute to the pastor. Sunday also Is Dr. Jenkens birthday. Tribute For Pastor, Here Twenty Years H. H. Rogers Tells of Girl's Death WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. Huddleston Rogers 3d described to a grand Jury Thurs- day his version of the death of glamorous Evelyn Hoey, his show- ;lrl friend. Then he returned to the seclu slon he has maintained since she was found shot to death in Roger: farm home near here two months ago. Whether he amplified his sug- gestion that Jealousy was a possible suicide motive remained a grand lury secret. SECOND SON BORN LOS ANGELES, Nov. A second son was born here today to Joel McRae and Frances Dee film players. The new arrival weighed 6 1-2 pounds and mother and son were reported "doing fine.' The eldest child is one year five months old. BE SPRECKU.S DIVORCED CARSON CITY, Nev. Nov. D. Spreckles III, of the ealthy California family, won a efoult divorce decree here from ATS. Roxana Brown Spreckles of Severely Hills, Calif. The decree wu granted on grounds of cruelty. Conference Will Support Centennial Revival Services PLAINVIEW, Nov. 15. Northwest Texas Conference, Meth- odist Church, South, voted today to participate in interdenominational revival services planned In connec- tion with the Texas centennial cen- tral celebration at Dallas. A five-point program in connec- tion with church participation in the centennial was outlined by Dr. A. J. Weeks of Dallas. A five-point program In connec- tion with church participation in Sec METHODISTS, Fare 15, Col. I John R. Spaulding, One 01 the First Baptist Charter to Speatc PajW tribute to the pastor for 20 years of service, the First Bap- tist church will hold special services Sunday dedicated to Dr. Millord A. Jenkens. The anniversary programs have been arranged as a surprise for Dr. Jenkens, who will arrive Saturday night from Ashvllle, N. C., where he held a two-weeks revival meet- ing and remained over this week as the Inspirational speaker for the annual meeting of the North Caro- lina Baptist convention. Joining with the rest of the church, the Victory Bible class program at the Majestic theatre will also honor him. Sunday is not only Dr. Jenkens' 20th anniversary with the Abilene church, but Ills birthday as well. Every Member Invited. Every member of the church, es- pecially those members who were here when Dr. Jenkens accepted the call to Abilene, have been es- pecially Invited to attend the ser- vice. During the program, John K. Bpaulding, one of the two living charter members, will speak in com- mendation of the pastor's services. The other charter member is Gen- eral R. A. Miller, Confederate vet- eran and pioneer Abllenlan, who also has been Invited to be present. The choir has arranged special music to Include an anthem, "Praise in the morning and male chorus In the evening. The church will be decorated with flor- al pieces and banners, arrange- ments to be In charge of Mrs. M. A. Jared. Dr. Jenkens' morning sermon subject will be "The Christian An- chors." Victory Bible Class. The Victory class program is set 'or and "ill include special music by the G. Iden Girls quartet if Hardln-Slmmons university, and t solo by Pearson Morgan, tenor, accompanied by Ruby Morris. James Stlnson will discuss the lesson. Quartet members are Etawanda Riddle, Ruth King, Dorothy Sue Collins and Daisy Mae Cngle. Control Seats In House Out Of Total of 615 LONDON, Nov. from yesterday's general elections showed the national government re- tained Its majority In the house of commons todny, although Ramsay MacDonald, lord president of the council and the first leader of the national government, went down to defeat. The voters had returned 366 na- tional government members to the commons on the vote count at 3 p. m., and that number constituted See ELECTION, Pare 15, Col. 1 Two Passengers Killed, Pilot Hurt In Airplane Crash MEXICO CITY, Nov. 15 (IF) Two passengers were killed and the pilot severely Injured todny when an airplane crashed In the Chihuahua 42nd Dist. Grand Jury Is Reconvened to Probe Statutory Case BAIRD, Nov. vened to Investigate statutory charges filed against two Pioneer boys, 19 and 20 years of nge, the grand Jury of 42nd district court to- day was confronted with a mound of other work. Eight or ten other cases, all of which have arisen since the grand Jury recessed nine days ago, were expected to come up. for investigation. Named In the statutory com- plaints, filed in Justice court in Cross Plains the night of November 11, arc Page Rockett, 19, and J. D. Taylor, 20, both of Pioneer, East- land county.- They are charged In connection with a criminal' attack made on a 16-year-old Cross Plains girl. Armistice Day. Sheriff R. L. Edwards, who In- vestigated th case, said the girl was forced Into a car on the street at Cross Plains late In the afternoon and driven several miles from the town. She was severely scratched and bruised, and was under the care Set COURT, 16, Col. Z LIQUOR BILL ONTHEBOOKS BY NIGHTFALL AUSTIN, Nov. Allred today signed a bill requiring automobile driven to obtain licenses and indicated he would sign a liquor control bill as quickly as it was checked for errori. The licensing bill would become effective April 1. the final date for registering automobiles. All persons qualified to at present would be supplied licenses at no expense which would be subject to revocation on conviction for major traffic law. viola tioni. Tax collectors would issue licenses In smaller counties with supervision in larger counties under the department of public safety. The safety department would enforce revocation of licenses and other provisions. Senator Bob Poage of Waco, and Reps. Otis Dnnagan of Bij Bandy, Fred Harris of Dallas, Tom Cooper of Lindale, and E. H. Thornton, Jr., of Oalveston, witnessed the governor's signature. The liquor control bill would become effective on the ernor's signature, having received a two-thirds majority in each house. "I probably will sign it as soon as it has been read the governor said. "The state needs the revenue and the regu- lations." The control board will be composed of three members who will select an administrator and perfect enforcement machinery. Governor Allred indicated general satisfaction with the work of the legislature which adjourned last midnight. They had a big job and maybe we are fortunate in getting as much through as we he said, although he was disap- pointed at failure of tax legislation. Bills to pay salaries for officers formerly paid by fees, and old age pensions also were passed.. The governor said he and Mrs. Allred would take a brief vacation, next week, including a hunting trip, In Fauuro'of thq: Wtoure act revenue measures to pay pen- sions virtually assured that a third specJal session would be reconven- ed in January, House opposition blocked last minute attempts to pass a selective sales tax couplec with Increases. In Industrial levies Governor Allred had "Inti- mated pretty otrongly" to commit' tecs which officially advised him the second called session this fall ended at midnight that he would summon them back at the turn of the year. Cocktails and mixed drinks would be barred from sale under the state's first liquor control net after repeal of 16-year old consti- tutional prohibition clause. Whis- key sales were restricted to un- broken packages by licensed private dealers. Liquor became legal without reg- ulation In about 40 of the 254 coun- ties Aug. 24 upon adoption of a prohibition repeal election. The act irovided for local option elections jy counties or smaller political sub- divisions to determine upon sale of four ppr cent beer; M per cent beer or wine, or all types. Liquor taxes and fees constituted .he only revenue act of the session. Whiskey would be taxed 80 cents a gallon with smaller levies on beer and wine. Various fees would be charged dealers. Three-fourths of an estimated or more Income from See LEGISLATURE, Page 15. Col. 2 COTTON PASSES 12-GENT MARK, NEW HIGH ON ABILENE MARKET Keen Demand, Heavy Transactions Reported With Buyers For Short Accounts and Ginners Actively Competing mountains. The dead are Gilberto Ochowa, sportsman nnd aviaator, and Man- uel Quiroz, federal mining inspector. The injured pilot Is Jorge Law. GOVERNORS TO HUNT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Nov. 15 Guy B. Pnrk aald to- day he would attend a deer hunt In north Louisiana next wtelc to which Governor J. M. Futrcll of Arkansas, and Governor Oscar K. Allen of Louisiana have been Jnvlkd. PEN MANAGER SOME BETTER Dave Nelson Stronger, Color Improving, Is Report HUNTSVILLE, Nov. Physicians attending Dave Nelson, manager of the Texas prison sys- tem, described his condition as 'somewhat Improved" In a bulletin Issued today. Nelson, who took over manage- :ment of the vast system on Nov. 1, was reported near death yesterday of double pneumonia. 1 "He seems stronger, his color is better, his pulse rate has fallen and his temperature Is somewhat bet- said Dr. E. W. Anderson. "In addition, his lungs seem less con- gested. Just at present he seems Im- proved, but he has a long, hard fight uhend of lilm." Nelson rallied after being placed under an oxygen tent rushed here from Houston yesterday. Strength of cotton futures ye.v terday was reflected on spot mar kets throughout the belt, the av cragc price o; middling spot cotton In the 10 designated markets beln 12.02 cents per pound, passing th government's subsidy point for thj first time this season. Higher prices and heavy salis were similarly reflected In Abilene where the season's top was reach' ed when at least one glnncr an: one independent buyer paid 12.05 cents for middling cotton of fifteen- sixteenths. A flat 12-cent price was common, but with a maximum IOC 3cr point differential downward 11 low middling, of wlilch there I. more cotton In the Immediate Abi. ene territory than middling. This was selling at 11 cents and strict low middling around I1.G5 cents. "Shorts" In Market. Buyers for "short" accounts are airly swnrmlng the Abilene lerrl- ory, with 35 to 40 represented yes- erd'jy In purchases of four or five undred bales hi Abilene and a bales In the Abilene ory. Cotton In this classification See COTTON, PMge IS. Col. 2 Week's Market Has Net- ted for Raisers: In Abilene Area The "turkey hung high" In lene Friday as growers sold birds at 20 cents per pound for the ond time since the season opened one week ago. It is estimated that bird] have been shipped Irom the area to grace Thanksgiving table! In the east this year, and the buy. ing period has four more days to run. Raisers already have pocketed between and for the turkey market here. Fifteen cars., have been shipped and several more are yet to go. Each car carries 000 pounds of turkey, net weight. Opened at 17-18 The market opened last Friday at 17 and 18 cents, but touched 20 cents Monday, dropped to 10 centa Tuesday and has not fallen below 18 cents since. That means an av- erage to date of better than 19 cents. The 15 cars on that basis figure an Income of to th3 producers, not to mention the birds ;hat have been sold In small lots to local retailers. Produce houses said the buying lerc was a third heavier than last year, and the turkeys huve been moving throughout the week as fast as they could be handled. But that has not been the case n other parts of the state. Stub- born growers held back fat fowls jntll buyers raised prices, and Fri- day the' per pound quotation rose See TURKEY, Faje 15, Col. 5 Cloudy, orcnalonnl rains in colder, freezing In exireme Abilene nnd Cloudy and colder anight; Saturday, cloudy, alowly rlalDf temperature. West Texas -Wcsl of lOOLh Mostly cloudy, probably occasional raJns In voulneasL portion tonight and Saturday; colder In south portion tonight; rising tem- perature In north i-ortlon Saturday. Easl East ct JOOlJi meridian south portion, north portion tonleM: SnlurdRy, cloudy, occasion a] ralni find colder near west coast, elowly rising temperature In northwest portion. Hfllnffill for 24 hours crdlng 7 B.- m., .12 Inchee. ilnce firtt of year, Inchea, Rainfall for same period last year, 12.19 Inchfs- Normal rainfall to date, 23.17 Inches. Tempera! tint Thurs. Frl. p.m. a-m. 43 42 42 40 44 44 57 58 47 48 44 49 FACEZIMG )ry thermometer Wet thermometer R.IHMV. hrrmldlty 10 u .vunimi Noon 10 sunrlM sunEel 7p.m. 7a.m. 5S- <0- f ;