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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1935, Abilene, Texas I M) 01 "WITHOUT Ofl WITH OFFENSE TO FBIBiDS OB FOgVWE SKETCH YOUR Woki) EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Lwed Wm of AMOoUted Pren UnHrt Pnt> (UP) i ABILENE. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1936- TEN PAQEt Edition of Th> titiknt Mornlno Mewt) NUMBER 160 DEAN LAW CASES THROWN OUT Possibility Of European War More Dangerous Prison Head O. J. EUinnon (be- former city manager at Sherman, Ter, was appointed Vteneral manaiKr of the Tens prison system, snoctedlnc Dmve Nelson, who dted of pneumonia recently after serrtnf onlj two weeks. (Anoeluted Prea NEW CLUES IN COMER CASE SEEK VICTIMS MP. LUNDEEN VISITOR HERE Are Overnight Guests of Blantons Two national legislators who hardly ever agree on anything were, notwithstanding, house-mates in i AbUene last night. One, Congressman .Tom Blanton, was host; the other, Cong. Ernest i Lundeen of Minnesota, the guest, j With his wife, the MInnesotan paus- ed In Abilene yesterday en route home from the Philippines, Hawaii and California. Mrs. Lundeen Is a native San the former Norma Ward. The Lundeens spent National Guardsmen Are Mobilized To Help In Ada Area OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 27. information term- ed by officers the "most impor- ant" capture of Chester Comer of Oklahoma City, sent Marchers to a wooded area 16 miles west of here today in a earch for two of his alleged victims. Troop, MobUlKd Simultaneously Adjutant General Charles F. Barrett ordered 100 na- lunal guardsmen mobilized eight miles north of Ada to join searchers i that area. Tbe guardsmen, from Ada, We- woka and Kpnawa, were placed un- der command of Major Early Taylor of Konawa, who, In turn, was told o place himself under orders of Sheriff Walter Mosler of Pottawa- tomle county. "The new Information, which of- ,___- B'Ifijchard alone at :30 .TV m.' last' two nd one-half houni after adding L. A. Simpson, Piedmont farmer, and Us .4-year-old son, Warren, to his list' of captives. This Information, officers said, led hem to. conclude Comer disposed the Simpsons soon after he took hem at noon Saturday at a point our miles north of Piedmont, 15 miles west of ere, Added to that data, the officers aid, was Information Comer used nly four gallons of gasoline be- ween the time he met the Simpsons and the time he appeared In Blan- Sce COMER, Pf. 9, Col 7 Motive For Double Slaying HAMILTON, Nov. Puzzled officers attempted today to determine a motive lor the myster- lous slaying of an aged farmer and I affecting oil and gas his nephew near Hamilton yester- I ?Tells and ttle restrictions were day. that such rules must be "legal, Horse Meat Makes Zoo Animals Howl Louder, Grow Fatter But Human Thief In for Tummy Ache The lions, bean, panther and wolm In the Abilene municipal zoo bowl loader, grow fatter, on horse meal, bat It Is deemed hard- ly sotted tbe human family's table. It was horse meat for the 100 that a pllfenr stole Monday night. If he was rmnjry and broke he cunld not be 'rightly called the city's "meanest bnt If he ate tbe loot, then reads this, he may be the sickest. The meat was stored In an Ice vault of the West Texas Utilities company plant at the head of North Second street. It had de-boned and was ready-for deUT- at the no. De-toned hone meat like beef, and tune say It Is as edible; but nit the hone meat that roes bears, panther and Tbe anlmab not being particular, ooly old broken-down horses are bought for a dollar or so. Last week the sane thief, may- be, picked the lock of another mult at WTUC plant and. made off with a foreo.Darter. That time, however. It was beef. Court Denies Rehearing After Earlier Decision ''For preme court rc rehearing today In the case: of. C. H. Brown versus the Humblefpll Refining company, reltei previous opinion upholding "Me 37 of the railroad commission. The court denied a rehearing on its decision rendering unconstitu- tional an-act proposing discounts for jrompt payment of ad valorem axes. Applications of the Magnolia 'etroleum company and Rowan Drilling company far mandamus or- ders requiring Comptroller George H. Sheppard to accept discounted >ayments previously were refused. Rule 37 regulates the spacing of ill wells. The court said It never had held :hat acreage nvjst be the sole or determining factor In applying the rule or granting1 exceptions thereto. It stated the commission was au- horlzed by law to makes rules and LT fiEJM NH1 Uprising In Capital Is Quickly Squelched By Bombing Planes 'Copyright. IMS. BT AinwUlM RIO DE JANEBO, NoV. ERNEST LUNDEEN the night with the Blantons at S125 South Second street, resuming their journey Wednesday morning. "It la our first Texas visit, and we are seeing a great empire in your West the Mlnnesotans said. Lundeen Is a member of the house territorial committee and has been to Hawaii looking -Into the question of statehood. He entered congress in 1917, with Blanton. That year he voted against war and the draft, although he had fought in the Spanish-American war and was member of the 1809 national rifle championship team. A former re- publican and delegate to the 1912 and 1918 national conventions, he turned fanner-labor and lr, the last Jection was returned to Washington 1th more than votes. Earlier re was a for United States senator on the farmer-labor ticket. The farmer, C. C Gann, 60, and W. T. Blackwell, 30, his nephew, were found shot to death In Gann's farmhouse, seven miles northeast of Hamilton. A neighbor youth who discovered the bodies notified of- ficers. The men apparently had been dead only a short time. Mrs. Gann, who has been ill for several weeks, had been staying In Hamilton. Qann's body lay In one room of the farmhouse and that of Black- well In an adjoining room. Gann's shotgun, containing a discharged shell, lay In Gann's room. Justice of the Peace A. P. Shock- ley returned an inquest verdict that the men "died of gunshot wounds Inflicted by unknown persons." See KULE UPHELD, Fg. 9, Col. 5 Alaska Pioneers To Eat Reindeer PALMER, Alaska, NOV. America's 1035 pioneers, the Ma- tanuska valley colonisls, will cele- brate the first Thanksgiving In their new world in the Pilgrim tra- reindeer meat will re- place turkey on some tables. Roast goose and chicken, of which the 170 families of inldwes- tern farmers have dad little since they were brought here by tha United states government, will fea- ture many a menu. ABILENE AND REST OF U.S. TO TAKE THANKSGIVING. HOLIDAY City-Wide Hour of Prayer and Praise Tonight At At The Central Presbyterian Church al government troops 'forced the surrender of a rebellious group of enlisted men at the aviation school here today then fixed bayonets for a charge against the third Infantry regiment which had risen up against the government. One thousand men were station- ed In the third Infantry barracks at Praia Vermelha. It was the prompt action of the army bombing squadron which en- abled the quick suppression of the rebellion at Villa Militar. As soon as the sergeants of the school battalion assumed command of the troops, word was flashed to the regional military command which ordered the first aviation reg- iment, under Col. Eduardo Gomes Into action. Bombs Dropped. Bombing planes Immediately roar ed over the aviation school and dropped bombs. The school's hang ars caught fire. The punishmen was enough and the rebels- sur- rendered. The rebellion at Praia Vermelhn Statements Of Premier And Henry J. Allen Are Recalled; African Ad- vices Differ By the Auoeiated Press The Eastern African conflict between Italy and Ethiopia en gendered new European unrest today. Source! dote to the govern- ment at Premier Benito MHSSO lini uid forceful resistance might be expected if the league of nationi pressed for extension of sanctions against Italy. Recall Statement! Recalled were two statements de- scrlpUve of'the situation on the northern side of the Mediterranean One was that attributed to Mussolini only two days ago that the imposition of an oil embargo on Italy "would mean war." The other was that of .Henry J. Allen of Kan- sas, former United States senator, who said six weeks ago after an In- terview with II Duce that Mussolini ires convinced "England means On fhe East Ethlo- broke before dawn when Capt. Ag- Se.e REVOLT, Pf. 9, Col. 6 Sell and Carr In Running for No-Man's Post 'fir Home of victories on the southerner on t were followed today with a'communique at Addis Ababa saying Italians occupying Makale on the-northern front retreated yesterday to Adlgrat, Italian sdvlces.were sharply con- tradictory. Ethiopians, they said, on the northern and southern fronts were putting up bitter, but Ineffec- tual, resistance to the fascist In- vaders. In fact, said an official communi- que, the northern army has advanc- ed slightly, the detachments 'basing at Dolo occupying the villages of Amentllla and Sechet. It added, op- erations continue for occupation ol Temblen, northwest of Makale. Feeling- Sanctions Despite Rome's bitterness agains Long Trip A late photo of Texas' senior U. B. Senator, en route here to- day from MemphLi, Tenn. MORRIS SHEPPARD Banquet Honor Guest Arrives at p. m. On Sunshine sanctions, which were reported as being already felt by Italy', th United States appeared to be stir fenlng Its vigorous stand agalns exports of essential war materials to EMPRESS TO HAVE CHILD TOKYO, Nov. physicians announced today tlie birth of a chUd to. the empress Abilene will pause with the rest of America tomorrow to pay tribute to the forces that have gone into the making of a great nation during the 314 years that have, elapsed since the New England colonists, thankful for their first harvest, held the first Thanksgiving. Business activity will cease here. Schools wlll.be dismissed. Homes will be the scenes it happy reunions over the Thanksgiving board. A clly-wlcte hour of prayer and praise, set tonight at at the Central Presbyterian church, will launch the observance here. Dr O. P. Olark, paetor of St. Paul Metho- dist church, will deliver the sermon of Thanksgiving. The program, an annual celebration, hai been ar- ranged by the Ministerial Allinnce. Following a pluno prelude and the dexology. Rev. Willis P. Orhart rector of the Heavenly Rest Epls- ShSEH. SHI (to tlon and the congregation will sing "Come Thou, Almighty King." The Thanksgiving proclamation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be read by Rev. W. C. Chlldress, pastor of the First Methodict church; and Bev. W. C. Ashford, pastor of the South Side Baptist church, will Blve the scripture les- son, to be followed with prayer by Dr. T. 8. Knox. Following the ser- mon, the congregation will sing "AH Hall the Power of Jesus and the offertory anthem Is to be "Fratse the by the College Heights alee club, directed by Mrs. George W. Fry. Offering to foot Pitting with the spirit of the oc- casion, an offering for the less for- tunate of the city will be taken. 71. will be turned over to the United Welfare association and tht Bee THANKSGIVING, Pf. t, 1 WASHINGTON, Nov. Speculation over who Is likely to be 'resident Roosevelt's choice as the next government "no-man" cen- ered attention today upon Daniel W. Bell and Francis J. Carr. The post of comptroller- general, which J. R. McCarl has 1111- ed for 14 years, will become vacant hen his term expires next June 30. Reappolntment Is forbidden by law. Generally informed source report- ed that both Bell and Carr are now In line for consideration. Both are In the New Deal as acting director of the budget, and Carr as controller of the Tennessee Valley authority. McCarl was secretary to Senator Norrls (R-Neb.) when former Presi- dent Harding selected him for the newly-created post of coinptrollEr- ecneral In IMI. To Insure Independence of the man who audits all federal activ- ities, congress fixed the term at 15 years, the salary at a year, and barred a second term. belligerents, under the Roosevell neutrality policy. Authoritative sources In Washing- ton indicated a new step was under of a system of quotas which would limit the hlpment of cargoes such as oil, cop- per, scrap Iron and steel to warring nations. An the League of Nations general staff of experts assembled at Ge- leva to examine the general sane- Ions projected oil mbargo against Italy .still In abey- British cabinet met to ebate the question of including See WAR, Pj. 9, Col. 6 Coleman Man to Be Grand Master Of Texas Masons Texan Dies In New York Hotel NEW YORK, Nov. Simmons, 40. Tyler. Texas, salesman, was found dead yesterday In n Hotel New Yorker suite. Police said death apparently was caused by poison. They learned Simmons had been stopping at the hotel two weeks and hid iullercd. Special to The Reporter COLEMAN, Nov. M. Weatherred, prominent Coleman at tprney, will be Installed as Grand Master of Texas Masons In Waco December 2. He has served for the past year as deputy Grand Master. Weatherred will establish separate offices here In the Morris building lor Masonic work Gordon Bedforc of Eastland will move here to serve as secretary. In addition to his post as of the Texas Masons, Mr Weathered will edit the Masonic magazine. Billy Allen irtll continue to serve as secretary it the law office. Morels .-.winter. United States senator from Texas, was en route to Abilene' today, for a ban- quet and speaking engagement. He wired Congressman Thos. L. Blan- an from Memphis, Tenn., last night ;hat he would arrive this afternoon at on. the Texas tc Pacific's Sunshine Special. A reception committee, with the Cowboy band of Hardln-3munon3 inlverslty, will be on hind to greet Senator Sheppard, 'escorting him di- rectly to the Hilton hotel, where, at about 250 West Texans, men and women, will meet him over the banquet table. At the senator will deliver a public address In the high school auditorium. It will be his first ad- dress here In many years. He will be Introduced by Congressman Blanton. The auditorium Beats about persons. At noon Mayor C. L. Johnson had 217 paid reservations for the ban- See SHEPPARD, I't. t, Col. 8 Persons Convicted Under Old Law Are Released; Beer Ruling Settles Im- portant Question AUSTIN, Nov. The court of criminal appeal! today freed 26 persons convict- ed of violating the old prohibi- tion law while the supreme court held a wet precinct wai not permitted in a county which had voted dry by local option. Former Act Repealed. The criminal appeals court ruled the new act, providing misdemeanor penalties for violating a package Bale law with local option, repealed the former prohibition act, known as the Dean law. Repeal of the old felony act, It held, Invalidating convictions pend- ing before It on appeal and also pending indictments. The supreme court determined a policy In decisions on two cases In- volving construction of the local op- tion clause In the 1933 constitution- al amendment legalizing sale ol 32 per cent beer. Judge S. H. German of the com- mission of appeals, who wrote both opinions, held: "Local option within a county is Mustangs The People's Choke L08 ANGELES, from a Lw An- Hies nempaper psfl Southern Mcthtifat H UcV cbolce i. (ppM, Stanford In the Ron Bowl Mew Veer's da.r. Of TCIH Aon Mball fans In (Mr a hundred ettla, V- (be HiuUDfi Mr tha honor, with tbe provlsa that thtr d'etat Tena ChrfcUan gatvftw FMt Wwth. T. C. U. Retir- ed US Notre Dam ranked leoead to SonUurn Methcifat with and New Tort U. (aUM 977 far third. Stanford li oyeeM U H. noance 111 aefeetten for the oth- er KOM Bowl Saturday. a whole can not piecemeal." be repealed by The criminal appeals court's rul- ing In a controlling cage, that of Guy Meadows from Brown county, affected 70 othtr bonrtctljiu'lor vi- olating prohibition laws'pending In the court and an undetermined number of Indictments. Governor Allred previously Indi- cated he would pardon first offend- ers serving terms of Dean law tl- olatlons provided they had not been convicted, In addition, of other of- fenses. The criminal appeals court ruled See DECISIONS, Fr. S, Col. Murder Case of Locke Reversed AUSTIN, Nov. court of criminal appeals today reversed and remanded the conviction o; Harold Locke, sentenced to death In Grayson county In the slayin? of Ches H. Estes, city marshal a( Whltesboro. The slaying occurred Feb. 3, 1935, as Estes nllegedly sought to arrest Locke on the oral complaint of a citizen that Locke was Involved In a rimlnal assault. The appeals court ruled Introduction of evidence by the tate tending to show commission of nother crime constituted error and hat the testimony was hearsay. Harvard Student Kicked Out For Beating Janitor CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 27.- college tonight expell- d Bennett Y. Ryan, 22 year old unlor and son o[ a wealthy New York publisher, for severely as- saulting a frail dormitory janitor, and simultaneously condemned ex- cessive drinking by students. Ryan was found guilty Saturday of assault and battery on Frank Foster, 65, Janitor of exclusive Pun- ster house, on Oct. 28 during a post- football game celebration. He faces a possible sentence of two and a half years next Tuesday. The disciplinary action was taken by the Harvard administrative coun- cil which over the signature of Dean A. C. Hanford Issued a state- ment describing the attack as "an Instance of grave misconduct by a student while under the Influence of llqquor. ARKANSAS DANK ROBBED HORATIO, Ark. Nov. Three men robbed tlie Horatio State bank today of an undetermined amount of cash and escaped toward Oklahoma. Whaler Coming In Under Own Power HAN PEDRO, Calif., Nov. 27.-W) Whaler California proceeded under Its own power from Canta Barbara Island toward San Pedro today, a leak that for a tune threatened to sink her. Coast guard headquarters snld the vewel reported by wireless that Its were functioning (vnd that with n coast tuard r and a po- irol boot M convoys, expected to make port. The whaler was miles pff the coast.when the leak devel- oped. Ruling Clears Local Courts Of 25 Cases MIDDLE WEST SETUPJS OK'D Reorganization Plan Approv- ed By Federal Court Man He Picked Up Had Tried To Rob Him Says Motorist NOT. District Attorney Ben Dean said day a hitch-hiker slain yesterday near here, after he asserudly had threatened to stab the man who him a ride, had been Identified M Paul.Thompson, of Ottumwa. Iowa, Dean said a telegram from Ot- tumwa revealed Thompson's lather and two resided there. Letters signed by Paul Thompson and addressed to Ottumwa wen fojind on'-the Mairifclteh-nlktr. ''Before his death lie rei veal his identity, -f, j "My mother Is dead. I'm a bum--" It doesn't matter." J, M. (Bill) Williams, of telephone company lineman who told officers he was forced to shoot the man be picked up, returned hero today after being permitted to) go to Abilene. Williams told officers be picked up the man near Dallas. He said "something about the man's actions made me suspicious" and he took a small pistol from his overcoat pocket and placed It In his trousers pockei after getting out of the machine. Just east of Caddo, about 18 from here, Williams said the hitch, hiker threw his arms about him, placed a knife at his throat and said: "Buddy, I hate to do this." Williams Bald he fired three with his left hand, the bullets ca- tering Thompson's body directly un- der the heart. Thompson wal brought here by Williams and offi- cers used force to take a knife from a tightly clenched left hand. Williams was cut ellghtly on hU chin and throat. Before death. Thompson refused to tell officers who shot him or why, merely mumblng: "That man snot me." Williams was released after again! telling his story. Acute Housing Shortage Seen WASHINGTON, NOV. housing shortage "greater than any government is prepared to was foreseen Tuesday by Peter Grimm, assistant to Secretary Mor- genthau, as he noted a "perceptible" loosening of private cash In this! building field. Grimm, whose Job Is to study and seek to Invigorate building, said it would be impossible to estimate the coat of essential construction. CHICAOO, Nov. reor- ganlzlng plan for the Middle West Utilities Company giant holding company of the utilities system for- merly ruled by Samuel Insul, wus approved by Federal Judge James H. Wllkerson today. The company went Into receiver- ship on April 15, 1832, and has been 11 the court's handp ever since. Borne Investors were finan- cially Intfwsteri. At Its peak. Middle West controlled some 35D Bin, light, tt UTUJUf, FI. I, CoL 5 Judge M. S. Long's Ruling In Abilene Beer Con- test Is Upheld Criminal dockets of district courts here will be automatically cleared of 25 liquor cases as a result of the crlmlnul appeals court ruling Wednesday that the liquor con- trol act repealed the Dean law. The ruling held that both prohi- bition convictions pending on ap- peal and Indictments pending In district courts were Invalidated. Cases against 13 defendants are on the docket In Judge Mllbu.TJ S. Long's 42nd district court here, and Judge W. R. Chapman has 12 on the docket In 101th .court here. Af- fected also will be two liquor In- dictments In 42nd district court m Balrd. three In tlie same court in See DROP CASE, Ft. t, CoL 5 Abilene and and coJder (o- niRlit; Thursday (nlr. or lOOlh meridian -i Fntr and colder tonight: Tnurndoy filr, Eftat Eut of loom meridian Fair colder tonight; Thursday lair. rtnlnfall for 24 houra 'Tiding 7 a.m. Wed- nesday. .37 Inch. Tola] since tint at yttr, to 7 a.m. neBdajr. 28.33 InrfccB. TolKl amount name period last 12.54 Inches. Normal amount, elnco first of 23.71 Inches. ;