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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLO EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Fun Letted Wins of Awoctoted Press United Pratt (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1 TWELVE PMES (Ewwino Edition rf Italy Threatens To Attack British wrVv ty IS MADMAN AT LARGE? FOUR MURDERS VERY SIMILAR olives, Clues Are Lacking In Colorado and Ham- iltdrVdCrimes COLORADO, Nov. Is there another Chester Coiner it large in Texas, responsible for four deaths within 48 that WM the question that confronted baf- fled offlcsrs today as they sought to solve the mystery of the slaying of, an aged filling station operator and a youthful transient here. Can't Find Unable to establish any motive lor the double murder Wednesday night, officers have turned to their theory that the same person respon- sible for the mysterious slaying ot two men at Hamilton hoars earlier committed the brutal Colo- rado crime. Sheriff R. E. Gregory, to commu nlcatlon with Sheriff House of Ham- ilton county this morning, said many pit the circumstances In the death of a. Hamilton county farmer and his .nephew Tuesday night are identlcalyjirtth those of the stoylngs here. The scene of each crime Is on a regularly-traveled state highway, and in each case officers have been unable to establish a> .motive, said Gregory. BjhaiuSl gffitry- erator of -a gffitry-fmlra: .station, Wilson Hamel, Cordcail'a youth, WSout 22. were found slain early "Thanksgiving sipmlng in Tooth- man's grocery store on highway. 1 here, where they lived. Toothman, in bed In the grocery, had been shot usider the left eye near ,the nose and his head was battered, while the youth, sleeping In a back room on a cot, had died of a bullet wound under the right eye. Officers both had been shot In their sleep, with a 38-callbre. revolver. No weap- ons have been found.. Hamilton Crime At Hamilton, a iaoner, C. C. Gann, 60, and W. T. Blackwell. 30, his nephew, were found shot to death Tuesday morning In Gann's farmhouse, seven miles northeast of Hamilton in highway 22. Gann's body lay In one room of the farm- house and that of Blackwell In an adjoining room, both having died In bed without any indication of a straggle. However, the weapon Gann's was found hidden behind a trunk In his room. "If the same person who commit- ted thu murders at Hamilton Is re- sponsible for the slaying- In Colo- Amos 'n' Andy Missed Broadcast For the first tine alnce (hey became (Un, Ames 'n' Andy, famoui blackface radio comedians, mined a broadcast, recently. Here Is tbelr Gosden (rifhtt and Charles CorreU, their crealora, were- prevented from reaching the when delayed on a hnntinc trip near Hancock, Md. And It looks tboufh then'd be plenty of wild tnrkey en the menus. ,v rado, have there is no doubt that we a cold-blooded See MURDERS, Page 11, Col. 6 GENE SELLERS RETURNS HOME ompletes Work With NRA Compliance Division Eugene V. Sellers, former Abi- lene business man who IBS spent the last eight and one-hair months in Washington as a member of the NRA staff, has returned tc his home here after having completed his work in Washington. At the peak NRA had em- ployes; today the force has been skeletonized to and the sal- aries and classifications of those who remain have been materially reduced. Those still on the list have hopes that the next session uf congress will make some provision for a permanent set-up for NRA. Mr. Seilers said. As assistant administrator and director, Mr. Sellers spent more than six months working on NBA See SELLERS, Page 11, CoL 6 King Tut Curse On Egyptologist NEW YORK. Nov. ies Breasted, elderly Egyptolo- ist who was among those first to iter Tutankhamen's tomb, and who had since scoffed, at the sup- posid curse on Its violators, was seriously 111 today of an "undeterm- ined" malady. At first diagnosed as tropical malaria, his illness today wag eatd by hospital authorities to be "not, satisfactorily diagnosed, as yet." Others' Are Injured In Texas On Thanks- giving Day By The Associated Press and accidents Look 13 lives and caused Injuries to many others in Texas Thanksgiving. Six were killed and 11 injured when a gas store explosion turned a Fort Worth apartment house Into an Inferno, and a father and three small children perished when they were trapped In their farm house near Beaumont after a gasoline ex- plosion set fire to the building. The dead at Fort Worth were: Miss Bell Stephens, 73. DeWltt C. Turbervllle, Ft. Worth, 81. Mrs. DeWitt Turbervllle, about 87. Mrs. Lola Klrby, 24, whose hus- band works in Arizona. Howard Klrby, two. Miss Ozelle Holllngsworth, 18, who was living with the KIrbys. Eddie Vayon, about 40, tenant farmer, and his chUdren, Lillian, See FATALITIES, Page 11, Col. 5 Jesse Livermore's Son Is Reported In Grave Condition SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov Llvermore, Jr., 15 son of the famous Wall Street op- erator, was probably fatally wound- ed early today. Undersherlff Jack Ross said Livermore's mother fired the shot. The mother was the divorced wife of Livermore, having married him in 1017. They were divorced in 1932. She later married J. Walter Longcope and was divorced from him last year. She was the former Miss Dorothy Wendt of Brooklyn. Since her divorce from Longcope she has used the name of Liver- more. Ross said both Livermore and his mother had been drinking. I was notified ot the shooting by Dr. Neville Ussher. wfio was sum- moned to the Livermore home by a guest who witnessed the- shooting. See SHOOTING, Page 11, Col. 7 TWO ARE IK RAGE TO SUCCEED SHAVER AS HEAP OF TEACHERS John Gregory of McAllen and Miss Quata Woods of Dallas Candidates; Convention Attendance SAN ANTONIO. Nov. John H. Gregory of McAllen and Miss Quata Woods of Da'laj were In the race today to succeed C. N Shaver of Huntsvllle as president of the Texas State Teachers associ- ation. Murray Sly of Odessa, A. W. Ad- ams of Chlldress and R. C. Patter- son of Den ton were nominated its candidates for first vice president. B. J. Burton, superintendent of the Williamson county schools, and T. V. Shelby of Austin were placed n the race for the executive com- mittee membership In district 10. H. C. Robinson of Detroit was elected aacond vice-president, and R. N. Cluck of Cisco, third vice- president, by acclamation. Six members of the executive committee were elected in tin same manner. They were: District 1 R. M. White of Clarks- ville; district 9, Louise Louwein of Bellrllle; district 11, Mrs. Marlon Butler of Waco; district 13, B. M. Dlnsmore of Electra; district 19, W. C. Blankenshlp of Big Spring; dis- trict 21, L. Nunnally of San Ange- lo. A pageant of Texas history "as presented In front of tile Alamo last night. Lieutenant Governor Welter Woodul made a brief ad- dress. The convention, which opened TEACHERS, Pcce 11, Col. 8 London Adamant In Face Of Unspoken Ultimatum Over Question Of Oil Embargo By the Associated Frew. Italy stands ready to attack the British Meditenanen fleet f an international oil embargo u declared against her, unoffi- cial but responsible in lome saM todav. London Adamant. The most critical turn In Euro- pean affairs hinging on the Italo- EUiIoplaa conflict In East Africa since the start of Premier Musso- lini's campaign of occupation foun Great Britain, mainspring of th sanctions movement, adamant In determination tojforee the embargo London offlcUHom denied Mus oltnl had warned he would attemo destroy the British Mcditerran i fleet, but In Paris officials: re fled that Vittorlo Cerruti, Italian ibassaifor, repeated to Premier fcaval yesterday Italy's previous warning that an oil embargo migh mean war. Italy's counter-program, evolvei In ;a beitrth league ot. nat'.bffi sanctions pro gram, .wafi described 'as core an attack on Britain's Med terranean naval contingent by a aerial "death squad." A force f 125 pilots, each carrying a sing) Chorine Wti Fttrfne Caltehu ot Iroll called Ztef- feld FftUfct ot U character- bed kj New. York showmen ai lovrifett of too In the current keaoty derby. (Copy- right, Murray Roman, from The teucttltt CENSORSHIP Eritrea, Nov. rirfd censorship news dispatches wu clamped down by the new high conunb- iloner today. Under this censorship, no In- formation of Italian military moves may be given and n (old of Anil If yon eimld htve fBNtenrd Kelt In tbo lip of owe- of llM yon wo'ita hnve InvvUid Ibe ranlvt- lent of IIS.OW mllei. flclal welcome, Captain Musick said the flight was In no way experl- Bee CLIPPER, Fate 11, CoL I League Committee WiR Consider Raising It Says Henderson SAN ANTONIO, Nov. Members of the University of Texal Intencbolultc league today, asked the state executive committee for iyjftrendum on repeal rda: 'BQattfiji" altifette youths under U yVnn proposed as a substitute that limit be raised to 19. r The action was taken at the nual Interscholastlc league breakfast In connection with the State Teach- en association convention. A large majority of the league members vored the referendum, contending the 18-year age ruling was. discrim- inatory and would work a hardship on many students and fmalltf schools. Roy B. Henderson, secretary of the league, said the executive mlttee probably would meet In tin next week to consider the re- quest. The rule was adopted by the) executive committee last May and would become effective next Sept, 1. The previous age limit was 30. Flfht Srmester Rule. A motion that the executive com- mittee also conduct a referendum on retention of the rule limiting See ASK VOTE, 11, CoL I Stakes Are Driven For Temporary Rails To Be Used By Work on the Pine and cedar itreet of the ma- or grade crossing elimination proj- ects in started Friday morning with the driving of stakes 'or the temporary tracks over which the Texas Pacific railway will route Its traffic while construction s underway. Here to supervise the starting of the work and to map a schedule of. work on the project is E. F. Mitch- ell of Dallas, chief engineer o" the la, P. He was accompanied to Abilene on a special railway car by H. Galnes of Dallas, assistant nglneer In charge of maintenance f way, and was met by the engl- leerlng force of the Big Spring dl- Islon, headed by A. E. Pistole, dl- laion superintendent frcm Big Iprlng. Mitchell was In conference ng the morning with Mayor C. L. ohnscii, and before the day is over lans to meet with W. A. French, Ivlslon engineer for the highway epartment; M. E. Savage, who will resident engineer on the project ndcr French, and Marshall Moore f Abilene, an official of the Aus- Bridge comoanv, which Mold? See UNDERPASS. H, Cot 1 NEWS EMPLOYE DEAD PALESTINE, Nov. 1ms K. mechanical department mploye the Palestine HeraW. WM ound in bed today. anpatenUy he victim of a heart attack. ;