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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1935, Abilene, Texas FAIR "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI jf VOL LV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Prest (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Homing NUMBER 137 Guard Two In Burial-Alive Report Ethiopian Troops Slain By Air Raiders TO PROCLAIM PUPPET NATION Used Slipper Edith Maxwell, 21 year-old Wise, Va., school teach- er, is charged with kUllng her father with the heel of her slip- per when he tried to spank her I following a dispute over the hours she kept. (Associated Press Sister Tells of Quarre Over Issue of Back- woods Morals, WISE, Va., Noi'. bright faced child loosed a torrent of tears on the witness stand toda] as she told of the quarrel thi brought her Edith Maxwell into this courtroom on a charge o; murdering her father. It was the strangest of all the 3tran.ee events that have occurred in that backwoods courthouse where 21-year-old girl who rebelled against the mountain code of accused of kill- ing Trlgg Maxwell because he tried to whip her when she stayed oul too late with a boy. As the second witness for the de- fense today appeared this child, 11- year-old Mary. Catherine Maxwell of four persons In the house on the night of July 20 when Trigg Maxwell was beaten to death with a hiph heeled slipper wielded by his Clj-ciauchter, Edith. Of those four persons, Trigg Is dead; Edith is on trial for murder; Mrs. Anns Maxwell Is under indict- ment as an accessory to the murder, so Mary Catherine was the only person in the house that night who could tell an impartial, collected story of what happened. Jurors leaned forward in their chairs os the little and smiling In her blue dress, short socks and dark beret, entered tile court- room and headed for the witness chair. On the way, she took a piece of chewing gum from' her mouth and stuck it underneath the table occu- pied by defense counsel. There was Sec TRIAL, Page 4, Col. 5 Takes Over {the Detroit Tigers DETROIT. NOV. O. Briggs, co-owner of the Detroit baEebtll club with the late Frank J. Navln, will assume full ownership of the Tigers, winners of the 1935 world series. The announcement was made to newspaper men summoned to Navln by Charles F. Navln, secretary P'f the club and a nephew of the. Inte owner. Briggs, hetid of the automobile body manufacturing company bear- ing his name, possesses slightly less thnn holt of the stock In the De- li-oil Tigers, he not been active In the management of the club. Navln died last Wednes- day. Japanese Troops Mass On Chinese Borders, Ready to Advance PEIPING, Nov. ber 20, tomorrow, was fixed long ago by the Japanese army, as the time limit for establishment of autonomous government in North China, Hsiao Cheng-Ying. governor of Cb.ah.ar, revealed today. Establishment of an independeht regime in the five northern prov- inces of Hopei, Shantung, Chahar, Shasi and Suiyuan would divorce from the control of the Nanking government an area more than a third as large as the United States with a population of about 000 people. Action that would bring the vast area within the political and eco- nomic orbit of Japan in a manner closely resembling that In which made a virtual Japanese protectc- NANKING CJIDTA, Nov. 10 __ Dele- Sfla to Ihe KoumlnUnK (nitlonillil parly) congTtBh here JVIdny decided to Instruct the government to enforce prorram cl nationwide conscription for ilitary sen-lee. Ttu'lhrtQt of ChlDB'H lptlon ever enforc- After the conKrfiM scHslon Genernl- laalmo ChloJiK-Knl-Shtk, lender of the central Chlnrso government, reviewed the national emergency In a speech not mmtte public. General Ven fovcmor of Stuinan province, presided at the ses- sion. Tta WM 'loss, bbl ed. rate was believed imminent. To- morrow generally was set as the date for the proclaiming of an autonomous state. Acting as spokesman for the rawerful group of Chinese leaders headed by Gen. Sung Cheh-Yuau, commander of the Tientsln-Peiping garrison, Hsiao said: "The Japanese had already con- centrated a division at Shanhalk- wan last night and were prepared ;o march on Tientsin and Peiplng. 3ut I negotiated with Doihara and Tada and managed temporarily to yrevent the advance." Major General Kenji Dqihara, mown as the Japanese "Lawrence of is the special agent in North China and Manchukuo of he Japanese war office and head of Its intelligence division on the Asian mainland. Major Gen. H. Tada is command- ir of Japanese forces in China. Gen. Sung Cheh-Yuan was ousted as governor of Chahar by Japaness iressure. Loyal Chinese charge that he. later became converted to the THREE ESCAPE COLORADO JAIL Special to The Reporter COLORADO, Nov. 19. Three prisoners, two of them due to have faced trial this morning in district court on a charge of stealing trail- ers in Mitchell county.several days ago, sawed their way out of the county jail some tune after 11 o'clock Monday night and made their escape. One of them, Clyde Bradford, of Odessa, walked into the courthouse today before court opened 'and sur- rendered to authorities. Bradford was quoted as saying he .wanted u> "come clean" and stand trial. He told officers that his companions, Lenyuelle Young of Watonga, Okla., and Ed Gray of California, were heading for Oklahoma. Bradford said the three of them had spent the night on the Colo- rado river northwest of .town. Bradford and Young were Indict- ed by the grand Jury last week on a charge of stealing three trailers here recently. The trio was arresi- ed in Watonga, Oklahoma, two weeks ago and returned to Colorado. The two who were indicted last week were to go on trial this morn- Ing. Offers Evidence Collusion on Bids WASHINGTON, NOV. Public Works Administrator Harold L. Ictes said today he was sending President Roosevelt "a statement iJl facts with prims facie evidence of collusion" in steel bids on two gov- ernment-financed The material is for probable sub- nussion to the federal trade com- mission for Investigation. JOSEPH BULOVA DIES NEW YORK, Nov. eph Bulova, president of the watch manufacturing company specializing in wrist models', died here Monday. E See SINO-JAP, Page 9, Col. 6 ELECT GRANGE MASTER SACRAMENTO, Nov. ouis J. Taber of Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected master of the nai> onal Grunge at the 69th annual onvention Monday by an almost nanimous ballot. Testimony In Hearing Or Misconduct Charges To End Today AUSTIN, NOV. witnesses testified as to alleged ir- regularities in handling special de sartment of agriculture funds toda} In the house pf representative Im peachment hearing of Commission er J. E. McDonald. M. S. Praze, employe In thlunge. AllredPrepares To Sign Bill To Give Assistance toNeedy AUSTIN, Nov. Gov. James V. Allred today announced the signing of the officers salary bill said he Intended at 3 o'- clock to sign the old age pension measure, Texas' first major attempt at social security legislation. Three directors of the pension act will be appointed "within 24 the governor said. Pensions will start not later than July 1, 1936. While Allred was not entirely pleas- ed with the bill designed to aid needy Texans past C5 years old, he considered it "an achieve- ment" to secure passage of any pension provision. Replace! Feel The salary bill will enable district and county officers in Texas to re- ceive salaries instead of fees begin- ning Jan. 1, 1936. The change was ordered in a constitutional election Aug. 24 along with the old age as- sistance authorization. Except in Harris, Dallas, Bcxar and Tarrant counties, county commissioners will fix salaries In the four largest counties, arbitrary scales were set. County commissioners will Bet sal- aries of present fee officers using the amount paid to 1935 as a min- imum and the maximum already provided In the statutes. Allred's statement concerning the pension bill follows: "Like the liquor bill, it has its de- fects, and I am sure it Is not cx- as any of us would prefer. I really feel, however, flew of the conflicting opta many difficulties under wrrfci ture operated during the last 30 day session, it was little short pf an achievement to get any klnd.bf an old age pension bill through. "Of couree, the main trouble with See BILLS, Page 9, Col. 6 Thousands Sick From Poisoned Bread In Spain MURCIA, Spain, NOT. 19 than 13.. In Murcia province were report- ed today to lie suffering from colic caused by eating poisonous brend. The government Is sending medical Hid from Madrid. Jose Merones, proprietor of the bakery from which Ihe bread came, has been-Jailed. Disbar Attorney After Outburst AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Nov Georges Desbons, engaged American money to defend three 3roats charged with complicity in the assassinnlioii of King Alexander of Yugoslavia, today was disbarred jy the trial court. He was escorted from the court- room by gendarmes after "he had attacked the justice's treatment ol ils motions and called ths prosecu- or a liar. Croats of Pittsburgh, Pa., provld' d the funds for Desbons' services as lefense counsel. Tile court announced It would name another lawyer and continue the trial. Nearly All Work Relief Allocated WASHINGTON, Nov. "he treasury reported last night hat virtually all the tork relief fund has been allocated, ut only a quarter spent. The department Inserted a new heet of figures In a routine flnan- inl statement which showed allocated by the persi- ent on which treasury warrant! ave been approved; anolhcr allocated but awaiting war. Bond Election Is Slated For Wylie Voters of the Wylie, Iberia and NelJl communities were deciding to- day the fate ol the proposed 000 public school-auditorium build- Ing for the Wylie school district. The bond Issue would total Public works administration has already announced a grant of 375 for the building should the bond I Issue carry. I Pioneer Kerrville Merch- chant, Philanthropist Heart Attaekr? KERBVILLE, Nov. C Schrelner, pioneer KerrvlUe chant and philanthropist, died to day at the age of 73. Heart disease, which first attack ed him three years ago, led to.Jil death. He never fully recoviirei and had been able to go to his' desi only occasionally since the first at tact. Succeeding attacks confined hirh to his home and, for the las several months, to his bed. Surviving Wm were his widow Mrs. Myrta Scott Schrelner; om daughter, Mrs. H. M. Harrison o. Sun Antonio; two sons, A. C Schrelner, Jr., and W. Scot Schrclner of Kcrrvllle; three broth- ers., L. A. Schrelner, president o[ the Charles Schrelner bank, G. F Schrelner of Kerrville and Charles Schrelner of San Antonio; and .hree sisters, Mrs. S. L. Jeffers, Mrs W. C. Rigsby nnd Mrs, Hiram Pav- ,ee, all of San Antonio. One of the >rothers, the youngest, Walter Schrelner, died several years ago. Other survivors Included four [rnndcliildren, MLss Nell Schrelncr 1 Kerrvllle, Miss Josephine Schreln- cr student at Die University nl Texas, Miss Hester Harrison, stu- dent at Ogontz school In New York ind Schrelner Harrison of San Antonio. Funeral Tomorrow Funeral services will be held to- iiorrow at a. m., at the 'resbyterlan church, with the Rev. 'aul Van Dyke, pastor of the hurch, officiating. Interment will In Glen Rest cemetery. Schrelncr was bom near Kerr- mm Suspects Confess Help- ing Bury Wounded Man In Highway While He Still Breathed Sec SCHREINER, Page 9, Col. 6 aht approval llocated. and un- T.B. Hospital Bids .Will Be Rejected AUSTIN, Nov. board 1 control said today bids to remod- the original hospital building at he state tuberculosis sanitarium pjbal.ly would be rejected because bey exceeded the appropriation, lane will be refused and bids re- ton. The board lias available r the Improvement hit the low d, plus incidental costs, was high. Former Sherman Cit Manager Surveying Texas System HUNTSVILLE, Nov. Jack Elllngson, 51, former Sherman city manager and University ol Texas drawing teacher, began study of the Texas prison system today as he assumed his new du- ties as general manager. Ellfngson who served as assistant general manager to Lee Simmons, Sherman, and the late David Nel- son, Orange, for three years, was appointed to head the system by the state prison board yesterday The new manager said he wo'jld carry out the plans made by the state prison board and Nelson, his predecessor who died here last Sat- Ourday. Tills Included segregation and rehabilitation of Inmntes, ad- ministered by experts, establishment of honor camps, and to keep prls- flw NEW MANAGER, Face 0, Col.? T NEWTOW, Nov. Two men charged with murder in the "burial-alive'' (laying of Richard Kidgeway, 40, at Scrap- pin' Valley, on Feb. IB, 1930. were placed in unannounced jails by Sheriff T. 8. Haghei to forestall possible mob action. The suspects are Marian Ver- non Wells, 26, and Jim Bowie, negro. Arrest of the negro and a subsequent confession was an- nounced by the sheriff today. People "Wrouiht Up" "People all over the county an wrought up over the Iff Hughes told the United Press. "We had Wells and Bowie in jail here, but we were af.'vid they would try to lynch them." Albert Williams, a farmer, was In Jail here, but he denied Implication in the slaying of Rldgeway. Sheriff Hughes said he did not fear for hla safety, "Wells aud Bowie confused that they.. helped Williams .nd Young Wells', father and ither-in-law, bury he still tht that the elder Wells, who.aiwjjiiere two weeks MO, Rldgewty In the after a was shot but tit) Vas not dead when they burled trifli in the middle of the country road at scrappin' valley. have filed murder charge! against Wells and Bowie In tha court of Justice of the peace J. M. Hollls, but I have not completed questioning of Williams." The sheriff said Wells and Bowls told him Williams and the elder Wells forced them to help bury Rldgeway, saying they were afraid See SLAYING, Page 9, CoL 2 Trusty Will Get Furlough Despite Death of Nelson AUSTIN, NOV. Lynch, serving a two to 20 year >rlson term on a Dallas county murder conviction, will not lose his expected Christmas holiday with his mother because Dave Nelson, pris- on manager, died before recom- mending Lynch's furlough. Nelson's secretory Informed Gov. James V. Allred of Nelson's purpose o ask Lynch's release for the holl- lays. The furlough has been Issued, reelng him until Jan. 1. Lynch is a rusty, chauffeur for Nelson on his irison tours. Wide Range of Comment Evoked In Agricul- tural West SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19.- National Grange, by unanimous vote of delegates called upon the administration last night to rescind its new reciprocal trade treaty with Canada. By Th? Associated Press The United States-Canadian irade treaty, lowering tariffs on some form products, evoked a wide range of comments in the agriculf ;urnl west Monday. Doubt, disapproval and dlcsatls- 'actlon were expressed by some spokesmen for the livestock, dairy ind potato industries. Representatives af the grain trade ind packers said the pact would >robrtbly have llltle Immediate el- ect on their Some of comments; E. A. Cudnhy, Sr., chnlrmnn, Cud- fiee TREATY, Pare 4, Col 5 Texas Allowable Increase Sought AUSTIN. Nov. oil pcrators today annlled t11" commission for allowable In- rcases, citing Increased market de- iand nominations as Justification. Despite normal seasonal tenripn- encies toward decreased demand n winter months, Texas operators Jed nominations to purchase barrels daily next month, an icrcase at about 20.000 barrels ov- r present production. Demands lor increases prompted ihalrman E. O. Thompson to ob- erve "I wonder where it Is leading us? We have had new wells drilled and no additional market. It looks like It Is leading us to a hard spot." Abilene nnd and Ur lonlthl; Wednesday generidly lur. Weil Tou-.Wiit or 100th r.lr, cooler In BouUieasl portion lonlrtt; Wednesday Eiut of 100th meridian Oenerelly full- csoler tonlsht; Wedntf day generally fair. COOLER Sunset 7p.m. 7n.ni. ry '.hermomeler .50- 4fl- 'el thermometer 471 elsilvi humidity ,73r. r.i'i ;