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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOB, WE SKETCH YOUR WURLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'-Byron f riON VOL LV. Fun Lend Wlret ol Attocialed Frets United Pfm (UP) ABILENE. TEXAS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER EIGHT PACES (Evthlnp Edition of The Abilene Morning Newt) NUMBER 136 Bankhead Act To Get Court Test Japan To Set Up New Nation In North China Romance Again Falls Clark Gables Another romance has ended for Clark fcable. A happy hoUdayuu pair were the film Idol and hli second wile. JlheU Lacbman Lwsai Gable, when pholornphed here, but now coma the cart announce- ment that they hare separated and a property settlement has been arranied. The couple were married In 1931, two weeks after Gable was dironed by Josephine Dillon. The present Mrs. Gable, 11 yean her mate's senior, was a wealthy Texas widow, mother of two children ty her first marriage. TO BE CUT FROM 5PHOVIIGES Tokyo Ready To Invad Country If the Militar Forces of Nanking Of fer Resistance League Of Nations Go Up Against Italy Acting Newton Sheriff Digs Up the Skeleton of Man NEWTON, Nov. T. S. iast week dug up the skeleton of a man alleged to have been slain five years ago, said today he planned to dig up another as soon as he had tune, and that he had "received information on several other mysteries" Today Sheriff Hughes and Dls trlct Attorney Hollls Kinard Orange were called to Houston to the trial of the Rev. Oscar Esk ridge, former Orange pastor, on charge of slaying an Orange pollc chief. "Prom all the sherif said, "It appears the woods arounc scrappin' valley have become graveyard for men killed by whls makers. I have received In formation on several other mys terles." Hughes said Vemon Wells, 28, Port Arthur refinery worker, man" a written statement naming his father, the late Pete Wells, as the See MYSTERY Pace 7, Col. 6 BRADY ENGINEER DIES BRADY, Nov. S Ereckson, 57, chief engineer of the Brady Water ic Light works for many years, dieii it his home Sun- day after a long Illness. Services will be held today. He is survived by his widow and live children. Border Fliers Located Alive EL PASO, Nov. oMlcials today were advised that Arthur E. Johnson and Ellseo B. Hernandez, filers missing since yes- terday in the mountains near Chi- huahua, have been found alive. Johnson, manager of the airport and his companion, had been reed down In the Sierra Madre ...ountalns near Tonlchc, Sonora, west or here, the report said. Associates here and In Chihuahua set out this morning to seek the missing men after they had failed to report lost night from a flight to recover '.he bodies of two pilots killed Thursday In a crash In the Yetepec Sierra. i V Duce's Trocps Guard British Embassy As Youths Denounce Sanctions By Associated Press. Benito Mussolini's undeclared war in Ethiopia met world opposition today as the League of Nations' ec- onomic sanctions were applied against litaly. At midnight, the program where- by 51 league members agreed to prevent Importation of Italian goods and to stop exporting certain raw materials to Italy went Into effect. Italy, having already made prep- arations to combat the penalties for Its invasion in East Africa, which the league- has displayed Its "Implacable resistance' to the sanctions In a showing of banner throughout the nation. It had.promised to treat other na- tions as they treated Italy. The fascist grand council, which on Sat- urday denounced the sanctions, was to meet again tonight to study de- tails of Italy's fight against them and, it was said In Informed quar- ters, to consider peace proposals raised In diplomatic c-'m tacts. Italian troops guarded the Brit- ish embassy In Rome and the head- quarters of other sanctlonlst coun- tries, as youths began demonstra- tions denouncing the sanctions. Some shouted "Down with Eng- Some delay in application of the See WAR, Page 7, Col. S TOKYO, Nov. Japanese dispatches from Peii ing- and Tientsin unanimous] and unreservedly tonight that a new nation, tha of North China, will be bor this week. China Powerless. These dispatches, by the Reng agency among others, state that tt new nation, like Manchoukuo, wl be created under the protection o Japan's mighty military machln which the Chinese national emment nt Nanking Is powerless.fi oppose. It seemed likely that live more provinces of China would follow, th fate of the four Manchurlan prov luces which-at present form Japan protectorate, the empire of Man chukuo. Rengo and the newspaper Asahl confidently predicted that the' dec laratlon of Independence would com NOT. 30, while the newspaper Nlsh says It will Nov. 23. I -liu-stated that .the' hew be mode Up of'Hopeh, Shantung Sbansi, Chahar and Sulyuan prov inces. The population of these five prov ihces totals approximately persons. Vast Population. If and when this population be comes a Japanese protected' com munlty like Mancboukuo's Inhabitants, It will mean that Ja pan has been instrumental In wrest Ing from Chinese sovereignty an ag gregatlon of humanity approximate ly equal to the population of thi United States. The Japanese dispatches said thi new state would be called Huapeh LJensheng Tzuchih Chenghcuan which can be translated as "Thi North China United Provinces Att tonomous Regime." leaders of the regime, it was said, will be Gen. Sung Chueh- Yuan, commander of the Pelplng. See SFNO-JAP, Page 7, Col. 5 Brady Woman Is Fatally Injured BRADY, Nov. will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Beu- lah Champion Johnson, 35, killed last night when struck by an auto- mobile a. mile south of Brady on the Mason highway. Mrs. Johnson was walking along ;he highway toward Brady whei Ights of an approaching automobile temporarily blinded Mrs. W. D. Jor- dan and her daughter, June Jordan driver of the Jordan automobile. Officers said the accident was unavoidable. Survivors included two small sons and Mrs. Johnson's and -Mrs. G. Frank Brady. parents, Mr. Champion of NEW DEAL AWAITS REACTION ON CANADIAN TRADE TREATY First Comments Show Conflicting Views; Pact Described As "Revolution" In Commercial Relations WASHINGTON, Nov. After making public a reciprocal trade treaty described officially revolution" in commercial relations jetween Canada and the United States, the New Deal watched close- y today for the reaction of the country. First comments showed conflict- Ing views. President Roosevelt, ex- plaining the pact to a large gather- ng of newspapermen in the oval com of the White House yesterday, said it would double the trade be- ween the neighboring nations In a or two. On the other hand Pred Brenck- man, Washington representative of National Orange, said at Sscra- ento that t'.ie treaty was "cold omfort to the American while Representative Brewster (R- ite) said a reduction of duly on Canadian seed potatoes, an provid- ed In UM ptct, would, ba a iut cen- tradlction of a presidential promls? made to the Metric, congressional delegation. Anxious Legislators eagerly delved Into the treaty to see how it affected their areas: Senator OTHahoney (D-Wyo.) one of the first to comment, ex- pressed the belitf It would benefit especially the. Rocky Mountain asea. James D. Mooney, president of the American Manufacturers Ex- port Association, said at New York there was "not slightest doubt" that trade would broaden and that NEW PRESIDING ELDER FOR ABILENE DISTRICT Pastor1 appointments, announced at the close of the 26th annual ses- sion of the Northwest Texas Meth- odist conference In Plainvtew Bun- day eight, sent the AbUens district a new presiding elder but left the city's, ministers unchanged. The new presiding elder Is Rev. C. A. Long, for two years In charge of the district. The pastors for another year are V. C. Ohildrea, First Methodist: Dr. O. P. Clark, St. Paul, and Rev. Clarence Bounds, Oak Street. Grace Mission, a new church organized with the Rev. C. H. Ledger, superannuated preacher, Is to be supplied. Dr. R. A. Stewart, retiring presid- ing elder of the Abilene district, went back to th; active ministry under .the four-year rule, and was assigned to the Wellington church. Rev. Sam H. Young, presiding el- der of the Stamford district, was transferred to the Sweetwater dis- trict In the same capacity. The new presiding elder of the Stam- ford district Is Her. C. B. Bowen, transferred from Lamesa. Other presiding elders remained unchanged: J. O. Haymes, on the, Amarlllo district; T. 8. Barcus, Clar- endon W. H. Pearce, LUD- bock district; W. C. Hinds, Perry- EEV. CLYDE A. LONG ton district; W. L. Tittle, Plalnview district; John E. Eldrldge, Vernon district. There had been considerable In- terest in the transfer of Dr. Attlcus Webb, prohibition crusader and for- mer secretary of the Texas Anti Saloon league, to this conference and his plans for taking up he act Ive ministry. He was assigned tc the Aspermont church. The complete list of appointments follows: ABILENE DISTRICT Frtildlng eldir. C. A. Lone: Aulltn Pint church, W.< C. Chlldnu: Abilene, St. Paul, O. p. clu-k: Ablleoe. out Strtet jinnee Bounai; Abilene, Grace minion o be lupplled; Abilene circuit, Howtn Hollowell; Albuy, J. W. Bbcppart; Anion Ben Hardy: Anion circuit. William Fenn supply: Safrtf, J. A. ScofRlna: Blair clr cult. Loyd Maliaw, lupply; R. O Brewder: Clyde, C. R. Hardj-; Clydo clr cult, H. B. Cogcln; Elbert, Don Culberl Hamlln, H. A. Longlno: Mantltn mis ilor, Ellis Todd, supply; Haflcy. Arthu Longworlh, Jack Pltnt: McCaul ey. J. R. Batemui; HerKel. John H. Crow Morao, J. H. Crawford; Ovalo, Hugh Blay lock, aupply; Putnam. Cbarlea I. Rea Roby, Elmer Crablree: Rotan, Allre Freeman; Bylveattr. J. W. Price: Throck morion, H. C. Hand; Tnnt, W. W. Rlley Tuacola, C. W. Pannenter; Tye, H. P Hlnei: Rotan million, M. J. Morton, IUP Ply: Woodion. W. J. Knoy; pruldenl, Uc Murry college, T. W. Brabham: proreanr McMurry collese. B. W. DodKin; Irrolit lor, Weatherlord colleie, JuaUn V. 0. An oenon: itudent, Chlcato unlverMly. Alii Carlton; conference avanRellil, W. B. Mor ton- fiouthirejtern Advocate commlBiloner Clarence Bounda: vice-president, S. M. U. Bet METHODIST, Col 1 TOHOEJ1TH 'even the people who think will be hurt will be'.ieflt. they The treaty, signed last Friday by Secretary o! State Hull and Per- mler W. L. MacKcnzle Kln'j of Canada. Is an almost complete re- vamping of the tariff structure be- tween the two nations. In all, more See TRADE PACT, 7, CM. I Baptist Preacher on Tria For Slaying of Orange Chief of.Police HOUSTON, Nov. Sdgar Eskrldge, 40, many pound ighter than when he fatally wound ed his Wend, Police Chief Ed J O'Reilly, 41, last May, was escort ed Into district court here today tc racc trial on a murder charge. The militant minister, formti pastor of the First Baptist churcl of Orange, Immediately lit a clga and puffed It quietly while Deputy Clerk Richard Lindley called thi ong list of venlremen. Eskrldge conferred In whispers with his attorney, J. J. Collins, of in, and then read the morning newspapers. He appeared little In erested In. the court proceedings Only twice did he look at Judge Langston O. King or attorneys. Outside the (iorridor, Mrs. Esk- rldge, blue-eyed, brown-haired wife of the defendant, and his sister Mrs. C. M. Chambers of Port Ar hur, waited. Only the 300 venlremen were per- mitted in the courtroom after the tate and defense announced they were ready to proceed with the trial More than a dozen venlremen were excused, many of them be- cause they objected to the Infliction f the death penalty. Others were hallenged by defense attorney after uestlonlng regarding a plea ol In anity in murder cases. Examination of venlremen was onducted by Assslstont District At- orney Earle Adams for the state nd J. J. Collins, Lufkln, defense ttorney. Both sides slowed up pro- eedlngs with many objections on echnlcal points. The defendant smoked cigars In- essantly, taking no interest in the roceedlngs. He did not see his nor his sister, Mrs. C. M. hambers of Port Arthur, when hey entered the courtroom. Nelth- spoke to him. No Jurors hod been accepted hen com t recessed at noon. Eskrldge was charged with shoot- ig O'Reilly to death at Orange on :ay 39, the day after the olllcer et him on the streets there and ook his weapons. Eskrldge claimed the Incident was a plot against his life. Chas. Miller Heads Terns Liquor Board .'L i. State Is 'Dry' While Liquo Dispensaries Await Permits AUSTIN Nov. The Texas liquor control boar today appointed 'Charles Miller, 50, formerly of Electr and Taylor, as its administra tor. No Legal Sales. Miller and the Doard Immediate! started conferences to set up organization and begin operation o the package sale by licensed prlvat dealers liquor law. He said the first licenses probabl would be Issued later today. Mean while, the state was dry, no sales o Iquor was legal until dealers were granted permits. Dealers and dru stores throughout Texas were re ported generally refusing to sell. Miller has been second secretor of the governor's staff. v Governo AUred said George Clarice of Austin also on the staff, would be promot ed to Miller's former position. The administrator entered pubil He In 1931 as chief of law enforce ment In the attorney general's de mrtaent under Allred. He former y was a merchant at Taylor an ater president of the First Nation I bank at Electra, where he als was city councilman. Chairman D. B. Benson of th ward said no decision had been node on Miller's salary. The ac uthorized a maximBm salary annually. As the board began the task o dmlnlsterlng the law, Governoi Wired praised them for accepting thankless Job." Members may receive up to annually on a per diem basis. Other members are D. J. Decherc f Hatonla and J. W. Williams of LIQUOR, Page 7, Col. Fisher County Official Dies Special to The Reporter. STAMFORD, Nov. Lcona McCrary, of Roby, 44, county treas- urer of Usher county, died in the hospital here today of meningitis. She had been 111 only a ihort time. Mrs. McCrary serving her fifth term In office. Survivors In- clude two daughters and a son. Funeral services will bo held at Roby. Arrangements locally were in charge of tha Barrow Juntral par- Abilene Deposits Up For Past Week Abilene's combined bank debits ranked 13th among Southwestern cities reporting to the Federal Re- serve bank at Dallas lost week. The aggregate for the two local Insti- tutions totaled Jl.808.OCn, showing a large Increase over the same week a year ago. Debits were reported to (he Fed eral Reserve Bank RS follows: 1935. 1934 Abilene t 1.450.000 Corsicana Dallas Pt. Worth Texarkar.a Tyler....... Waco WJchlts p. El Paso Tucson Hojwell Beaumont Oalveston Houston Pt. Arthur Austin San'Antonio 3.823.000 3.027.000 TO TRANSFER CCC NEGROES Personnel Will Be Sent To Kerrville November 30 CCC negro enrollees stationed at the Lake Abilene park through the fifth and half of the sixth enlist- ment nine months break camp after Thanksgiv- ing Day and entrain -for Kerrville Saturday, November 30, where they will be encamped for remainder of the period. Orders for the camp transfer were received by Capt. Charles Smith Sunday. Although the program has not been completed at the 500-acre park below Lake Abilene, both tha veterans' corps which was here dur- ing the second and third enlistment periods and the negro enrollees have made many Improvements. These include clearing of under- brush over the entire park, building of a swimming pool and bath house, construction of scenic gravel roads and low water bridges and dams, laying of water pipes through the park to give campers running water at each of the barbecue pits and camp sites. The complete program calls lor building the catetflfcer's quarters, a number of cabins and a boathousc on the lake. Mayor C. L. Johnson, County Judge John L. Camp and T. N. Carswell, chamber of commerce manager, wired Robert Fechner, di- rector of emergency conservation work at Washington, last week See CCC CAMP, 7, Col. 4 I HUDO CIVEI1EHE TOFJLESUI Request Of Severe Ni Deal Critic Granted B High Court Despite Pro test of Government WASHINGTON, Nov. freih attack on eon Btitutionality of a new deal became certain today when tl supreme court gave permiwio to Governor Eugene Talmadg of Georgia, a Rooievelt criti to file an original eballenj ing the Bankhead cotton act. Uriel Session In a brief session, at which or one case was formally decided, t court also granted a governmen motion that arguments be hea December 19 on validity of the Ten nessee Valley act. That made probable that at least three Ne Deal cases would be finally decided In January. ___ The government was allowed ao dltlonal time to answer a reques by eight Louisiana rice mlllera enjoin collection ol AAA prooesaln taxes on rice. The court granted un til next Thursday, with tha require ment that no "Jeopardy ments" should be Imposed atrnJiu the millers for failure to pay th tan until the high court puled on the injunction petitions. The Talmadge request won ou despite protest of government a< tomeyi. Stanley Reed, the solicitor general, had contended there was no haals for the hljh unals hjsd-passed versy. V Talmsdife has- been a f requen critic of the administration. This was the first request recelv ed by the high tribunal from state seeking to start original ac tlon In the supreme court again New Deal legislation. Usually, case are started In lower courts an brought here on appeal. Governor's Contention. Talmadge contended the leglsia tlon was "unconstitutional" a n was rendering' the state's farm land "substantially worthless." It oper ates two prison farms on which cot ton Is grown. The Georgian's petition, which See HIGH COURT.Faf e 7, Col. 3 New Chief For Italian Armies In East Africa NAPLES, Nov. Pletro Badoglio announced today h would sail tonight to take command of the Italian armies In east Afrifca accompanied by his two soldier sons He arranged to go on the steam jhlp Sannlo to assume the post o high commissioner of Eritrea and tallan SomalUand, replacing Gen Emlllo de Bono. The chief of the general army taff takes with him his sons Pa- lo, an aviation service officer, and Mario, in the artillery. MAKALE, Ethiopia, Nov. Emlllo de Bono, leader ol he Italian advance into Ethiopia landed over his command todaj 0 Gen. Melchlsde Gflbba, his chiel 1 staff, and left the front to re- um to Rome. DRAKE FRAUD TRIALCALLED Oscar Hai'tzell and Forty- One Others Defendants CHICAGO, Nov. two otendanla were culled to trial In ederal court here today charged with bilking hundreds of middle, Investors by promising [dies from the estate of Sir Fran- Is century pirate. The government, contending the Id Burcanneer left 'nothing more nan some farm land In quiet De- onshlrc. England, charges the 42 Ith mail fraud. Accused swindlers and accuslnc Ictlms crowded Federal hlllp L. Sullivan's courtroom. The lief of the Drake promoters, Oscar terrlll Knrtzvll, was brought In, undcuffed. from Leavenworth pcn- icntlary, where he Is serving a ten- ar sentence for directing tho ttbemt. DENIAL MADE BY MCDONALD House Hears Evidence On Charges of Misconduct AUSTIN, Nov. house of representatives met May to re- ceive evidence of charges of official misconduct against J. E. McDonald, commissioner of agriculture. The proceedings were delayed by absence of a quorum, only 84 mem- bers answering the roll call. The house board of managers and counsel for McDonald announced ready. McDonald was represented by W. P. McLean of Fort Worth, Will P. Hancock of Waxnhachle and Amos Feits, M. W. Buroh and T. H. McGregor of Austin. A house board of managers was aided by Earl Street, assistant attorney general. Speaker Pro Tern E. Emmet Morse of Houston overruled a point of order, raised by Rep. W. E. Pops of Corpus Chrlstl that members tin rKOBE, rMe I, CoL I j Hits Mn. Jeoto Duld Aam tt At- UnU, exeatta tlnetw rf tkt AuoeliUon of Soithern Wwen (or Preventten InKtlufi, IB a speech at Anita, alM Governor to the lynchlnn at Beftm si Columbus, and tte kttt- (nde af the ramir then. (AtwrJtteJ Lawmakers Blamed COLUMBUS, Nov. Direc- tors of the Columbus chamber of commerce. In a scathing denunciai tlon of certain Texas criminal laws, today laid the blame for the mob lynchlngs of two negroes here last week, squarely upon the Texas leg- slature. A statement signed by Herman 3raden, president, and H. L. B. Skinner, secretary, -said responsi- bility for the lynching of the ne- gro youths, who had confessed to ifflcers they criminally attacked and drowned Miss Geraldlne Koll- monn, Columbus high school honor graduate, "lies primarily with the hlrty-flfth legislature of the State f Texas, which enacted the Juve- nile law of the state in its present orm." The statement also blamed "all ubsequent legislatures who have ailed to recognize and remedy most serious defects of the law." "It Is unquestionably the con- ensus of Informed public opinion n this state that the juvenile aga Imlt of 17 years should have no ppllcatlon to serious and brutal elonles such as premedlcated mur- er and criminal assnul read the tatement. "It Is too much to expect of the Se COLUMBUS, Page 7, Col. 3 Paving Job For Weinert Started peclal to The Reporter. HASKELL, Nov. 18 Fifty-five len started work this morning on a VPA project in Weinert, Haskell ounty, for grading, draining and .ylng of caliche base for 4.000 lln- ar feet of city streets. Work is Iso slated to start on a negro building at Haskell. Construction of a school auditor- urn at Rule will be started Wed- esday morning. Two road proj- cts, scheduled to start Nov. 15, ere reported to be delayed until ec. 2 because of shortage of labor. Abilene and and winner nlRht; Tueiday. cloudy and colder. Went of 300th meridian oudy, and warmer In tonlheaat n tonlchi; Tueaday, partly cloudy, drr In weal and north portions. Eaie o[ Jomli meridian warmer tonight; Tuesday, cloudy, In eait portion, colder In rlhwest portion. Bun. Hon.. p.m. i.BI. SL fil 31 K 92 53 111 92 M U ai 91 U S3' SI U H VJ af H timrlat........ Till IN 7p.m. Ih.rmorntUf Ma uin imuuf, UK M ;