Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1935, Abilene, Texas
ilHrilrne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Firil Leased Wires of Anoclated Prw United (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 193S- TEN PASES (Evening Edition of Thti AbtW Morning Htutl. NUMBER 107 House Will Hear Evidence Against McDonald Commanders Here are two opposing leaders in the Ilalo-Ethloplan war. Tap b General Alessandro Plrzlo- Blrol, crafly 58-year-old desert and mountain fighter who Is Mussolini's selection lo act as one of the commanders in east Africa, leading native troops In Eritrea. Below Is Has Kassa, commander of the Ethiopian Jorces In the territory where the Italians first struck, shown In his native faro. He commanded the defense at Aduwa. ,.1 Early Returns In Ballot Indicate Walkout At Ports Friday GALVESTON, Oct. A longshoremen strike In Texas Ports and at Lake Charles, La., loomed nearer today. Votes by members of the Inter- national Longshoremens association were being tabulated today. An early count showed 60 per cent of the dock workers favoring the strike. The referendum was called by union officials Sunday to determine whether to accept or reject offers of steamship agents to renew old dock labor contracts. Albert E. Anderson, district 1. L. A. secretary who Is counting the 'jktes, said If the early majority Is Walntelned, union men In Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Corpus Chrlsti and Lake Charles would strike at 8 a.m. Friday. Oppose Company Offers Anderson said he had received between 60 and 70 per cent of the eligible votes. "I don't have the exact he said, "but the vote Is going for See STRIKE, ftst 9, CoL 1 Open Inquiry After Farmer's Death In Hotel Room Here H. A. Satterwhite of Lawn Is Victim; Inquest Rulin Withheld Pending Report From An Autopsy Investigation of the death of H A. Satterwhite, 52, .well-known farm er of Lawn, In a room In a local ho tel early Tuesday, was being con ducted this afternoon. Justice Peace Lindsay P.; Walden, who hel an Inquest, withheld a verdict pend Ing report from.'an autopsy whic COTTON HELD 11, -Bale Figun About as Expected; Prices Down NEW YORK, Oct. After advancing 80 cents to a bal during early trading, cotton future declined rapidly today followln publication of the government crop report indicating a yield of 000 bales.- By mid-afternoon all th forenoon gains and more had beer lost. A cbttotfcrop of. bales 1935, a "reduction of bales from the September 1 estimate, was fore cast today by the department of ag riculture. The indicated crop this year, has ed upon conditions as of October 1 is bales more than 1934 but bales less than the av erage production in the period 192B- 32. The estimate of the season had little effect today on cotton prices the figure of bales being closely in line with earlier estimates made by private interests. While the trade had looked for a figure, of around bales selling.was light after the marke lad received the report and options lost around fifty cents a bale from :heir early highs. A decline in prospects of lales in Oklahoma said bales in Texas was reported during the lost thirty days, but the departmen said this was nearly offset by In- creases in Georgia, Alabama, Mis slsslppl and Arkansas. Only sllgh changes from the September 1 fore> cast were shown for other states. A month ago, bales wen indicated; two months ago, 000 bales. Production last year wai bales. The census bureau at the same time announced cotton ginned from Shis year's crop prior to Oct. 1 to- laled running bales, count- ing round bales as half bales and exclusive of linters, compared with bales to that date last year and bales in 1933. The condition of the crop Oct. 1 was reported 64.0 per cent of a nor- mal, compared with 64.5 on Sept. and 73.6 on August 1 this year, 55.9 on Oct. 1 last year and 57.9, the 1924-33 October 1 average. The indicated yield was reportec at 191.5 pounds per acre, compared with 191.0 a month ago, 198.3 two See COTTON, Page 9, Col. PROBE FATAL AIR CRASHES 14 Dead In Two Accidents Third Plane Missing CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. Investigators searched the wreckage of two airplanes today trying to learn why they crashed In the west with 14 deaths, and at the same time hope dwindled for the safety of three persons missing In a third ship since Sunday. There was doubt that even the close Inspection of the United States department of commerce would ;hrow clear light upon the worst of the accidents, the full of a United Airliner passenger ship near here that killed 12. Whatever occurred happened quickly. Airline officials fixed the hour ot the craah from Instruments CB4SHES, t, CoL 2 he ordered. An employe of the hotel, attrac ed to the room by groans, found M Satterwhite unconscious. An ambu lance was called, but he was dea when it airtved- A handkerchief was the only per sonal effect found on Satterwhite body, both papers and money whic he was believed to be'carrying wer missing. He was Identified means of the hotel registry. A negro porler, Henry Thompsqr testified at the Inquest that Mr Satterwhlte told him last night, haven't got long to live. I'll be dea by morning." The porter also tes titled he saw the man with som money-last night, but didn't >know how much. The Lawn man registered at th hotel at 2 p.m. Monday, left to several hours and returned about p.m. Members of his family said h went to Ranger last Friday, and the believed he was returning home. Mr. Satterwhite-had lived atLawn for 15 years, moving there from Op Iln. Eight children survive. The are W. M. Satterwhite, Conroe; 1 D- and Aubrey Satterwhite, Tylei Doyle Satterwhite, Lawn; Mrs. Bay mond Mrs. J. Lee, Crews; 'Mrs. Waltef' Green Winters; Miss Marie Satterwhite Lawn.' EJve brothers and two sisters-, als ;sljrvive._ They are J. J.. -B. Satterwhite Brownwood; U. B. Satterwhite Buckholts; R. C- Satterwhite, Lawn J. M. Satterwhite, .Hobbs, N- M Mrs. Clyde Lawless, Mrs. Cecil Har ris. Buckholts. Funeral arrangements are incom plete. Laughter Funeral Home In charge. Woman Says She Joine Man In The Murder Of His Wife MINEOLA, N. T., Oct. Unemotionally, a middle-age housewife, who twice before acquitted of poison-murder charges confessed today, Inspector Harold P King of Nassau county police salto an investigation int mysterious circumstances surround ing the death of Mrs. Applegate 36, at her Baldwin. L. I., home on Sept. 27. Assault Charge Since Sunday night, Applegate 38 and prominent in American Leg ion circles on Long Islind, has been held on a charge of criminally assaulting Ruth Creighton, 15-year old daughter of his alleged accom plice. Applegate, King said, had mad' no confession, but was taken tc Mineoja courthouse for arraign ment with Mrs. Creighton on mur der charges. The inspector said later Mrs Creighton had made a statemen 'clearing up" two cases In New ark, N. J., in which the woman wa ;ried on murder charges and ac- quitted. The same poison figured n both cases. King did not elabor- ate on his statement. Inspector King said there were two motives linked with the allege: slaying of Mrs. Applegate, one of which was Applegate's relations with the daughter. He refused to ay wha; the other motive was. King said Mrs. Creighton told Pate 9, Col. 7 Oiflce Robbed of Cash and Checks KANSAS CITY, Oct- andlts today entered thz offices of le Atlas Acceptance corporation, in cash, checks and oney orders and fled with a third andlt who waited for them In a Otor car. All except of the loot was a checks and money orders. IS ITOTEO Articles Of Impeachment By Minority After Committee Had Exonerated Official AUSTIN, Oct. 8. Texas house today adopted a resolution to hear evidence, on articles of impeachment against J. E. McDonald, commissioner of agriculture. The articles were proposed by a minority re- port of a committee that; inves- tigated McDonald's official conduct after a majority voted exoneration. Hearing Deferred Reps. E. E. Hunter of Clebume, chairman, and C. C. Canon of Hon- ey Qrove presented the resolution, which was strongly opposed by Reps. Pat Dwyer of San Westfall of Aspermont and R. H. Good of Cooper, the committee ma- jority. The latter asserted evidence would not support the articles. Hearing on the charges likely will be deferred until the end of the cur- rent special session next Tuesday- Speaker 'Coke Stevenson au- thorized'to" ippblnt-a to' conduct the inquiry and prosecute ;he articles of Impeachment, If vo- ted' by the house, before the senate.. The resolution, adopted 65 to 47, accused McDonald of malfeasance and official misconduct. Charges The minority charged McDonald with violating the Nepotism law, gross negligence of permitting an employe to accept commissions, ac- cepting two mares from persons with whom he dealt in an official capacity, diversion of special funds and using his office to promote pri- vate interests. McDonald has denied all the charges. The committee majority said Its report would be filed tomorrow and attributed delay to failure of the state auditor's assistants to complete ihe record of hearings. Ethiopian Army of 159OOOPushesInto Italian Territory Duce's Forces In of Eritrea Is An- Sector Are Held Up Capture of Artillery Rumored (Copyright, 1939, Bj Asiodltea Freil) :WITH THE ITALIAN ABABA, Oct. (UP) strong Ethiopian force has invaded IN THE FIELD, ADUWA, Eritrea and penetrated a OPIA, Oct. The high distance Into the coun- of Italy's northern army ordered It was announced officially to- restraining check on the A brilliant operation conceived by troops today to let the artillery Seyyoum, Ethiopia's great tac- a concentration of Ethiopians on the northern front, sent a the mountains behind column across the northern The troops were eager lo press forward into the Interior of Ethiopia, but officers said they were dampening the soldiers' enthusiasm despite the difficulty, lest a Into Eritrea Saturday, it was disclosed, while an overwhelming Italian army was preparing to storm Aduwa which Ethiopian troops had been ordered not lo de- advance result In .an unnecessary loss of In force. It was said on reliable authority ".There was possibility that the troops would spend some days consolidating their position along the line between Aduwa and Seyyoum sent men, largely cavalry, under the personal command of the Dedjazmatch Haile Selassie son-in-law of Em- and letting the big guns clear Halle Selassie, across the path past the heights beyond this point. Then they would push on past the Ethiopian were rumors that this or another Ethiopian force had captur- See TROOPS, Page 9, Col. ETHIOPIA, Pace 9, Col. 8 Hero Statues Draw Attack From Westover Boy Is Accidentally Shot SEYMOUR, Oct. lone jullet in a small calibre pistol he was examining today killed Buddy Wllhite, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. El- mer Wilhite of Westover. 18 miles 'rom here. He was alone in a fili- ng station. Justice of the Peace Hugh L. White called it accidental. CIRCUS MAN HURT SWEETWATEH, Oct. 8 Thomas A. Wilson, attached to the Hagenbeck-Wullace circus showing here, was injured critically today two trucks collided. His leg was crushed and he was hurt about the body. Wilson is from Los An- geles. Cities Go For Centennial Funds "Like Child After Barrel of Candy" AUSTIN, Oct. Prank Dobie, writer-member of the state board of centenrval historians, was all braced today for popular re- action to his centennial recom- mendations. If he gets some sharp rebuffs, they will only answer his own sting- ing report. The board had to spend. Applicants called for Doble thinks the was too much. "The fact that or so has been asked he said "means no more than a child asks for a barrel of chocolate candy." Requests, he said, "have mainly come from communities that are merely joining In the national dem- ocratic movement to grab from the public barrel while it Is movement that is making America a nation of sap-suckers Instead of upstanding individuals like Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, Brit Bailey, Charley Goodnight, Jack Hays and the general run of real Texlans whom we are supposed to be hon- oring." Favors Memorials Memorials that convey an Idea, Instead of statues, are urjed by Doble. He doesn't thinfc much of some of the state's present monu- See DOBIE, Page 9, Col. 6 AGENTS WOULD LIKE TO ASK MAE WEST MORE ABOUT PLOT Actress, Supposedly Intended Victim of Extortion, Prefers That Whole Investigation Be Deferred LOS ANGELES, Oct. oseph E. O. Dunn, department of ustlce agent, asked Mae West to ome up and see him today about reported extortion plot in which suspect U being held in custody. Dunn said he attempted to get into personal communication with ie buxom actress early today and hat she refused to see him, send- ng word she would like to have the nttre investigation deferred to a ater date. The agent indicated the ovemment liked to act swiftly anr t.Mlss West know her presence at Is wai desired. Seven men were taken in custody 'ter a tense half hour in the heart Hollywood last night, during hlch police detectives, armed with ub-machlne' guns end saved-off otguns surrounded a designated my-off" spot, subsequently, all ut one, who was booked on sus- cion of extortion, were released. Held WM George Janlos, 38. Tom f.tet, district attorney's investi- gator who collared him in a lark side street, said Janlos reached for a packet of bills lelt in the fronds of a palm tree In compliance with directions In a note. Through an odd coincidence, this was the second time the actress was placed in the public eye shortly be- fore release of one of her pictures. Just before a picture appeared a few months ago several men claim- Ing to be her husband were located. Miss West's latest picture now is being produced. Cav.ett said Miss West had re- ceived five threatening notes in all In connection with the extortion, Tour naming different places for laying the money, the fifth denrnnd- ng she list her telephone number In a want ad. Each time Cavett placed armed officers about the spot, and a pack- age containing the money was de- posited. After each attempt thn Senate Committee Re fuses to Modify Defi- nition of Saloon AUSTIN, Oct. senat effort to suspend all rules of Ui Texas legislature and vote in orde on liquor legislation, salary subst tutlon for fees, and old age assist ance, was defeated today. It receiv ed but seven favorable votes to against. Defeat left an old age pension bl pending business for an afternoo session and chain store taxation th scheduled business for tomorrow. Austin, Oct. senal state affairs committee today refus ed to modify the senate's deflnitior of an "open saloon" which barrei sale of hard liquor by the drink. The committee voted 8 to 7 t eliminate the word "undiluted from a revision of the senate's derl nltion, a change fcy which the sub committee proposed to allow sale o mixed drinks up to 24 per cent o alcoholic volume. Acting on instructions of the sen M p bill th committee recommended the bill amended. Sub-commlticemen said the Bradbury sub-committee pending In the house and the sen- ate's definition formed the base o the regulatory bill. Senator Clint small of Amtirlllo author of the senate's "open saloon' definiatlon, which (he house nccepl- ed in substance, predicted retention of the modifying word "would turn the whole thing loose." Members of the sub-committee, which received the bill three weeks ngo, asked the committee to re- port it as .drafted, lisscrllng ellmlnn. tlon of the word without later cor rectlons would make It a "montr6s- ity." Under the sub-committee's plan, places selling meals could sell mix- See LEGISLATURE, Page 8, Col. 7 Advertising Man Claimed By Death NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. John M. Branham, nationally- mown in the newspaper advertising field, died today at Ills home on the Emperor Charges Italiai Legation Is "Center o Tells Min ister to Leave Hall estate !n county af'.cr an Illness Sumner of two weeks. He was fll years old. nranhnm, former port owner of Arkansas Democrat, Little Rock, By the Associated Press. Emperor Haile Selassie, masi ing warriors in the fiel to maintain Ethiopia'; indepen dence from Mussolini's fascist asltpd the Italian minister to day to leave Addis Ababa im mediately with his entire stsf This information was convey ed to the league of nations b Tecle Hawariate, the Ethiopia delegate. Borne To Belallale The Italian legation's radio sta tlon, Uie delegate reported, was be ing used to create internal disorder "The legation." Hawariate sai "Is the center of espionage. Intrigu and plots against Ethiopia." At Borne, officials said they dl not doubt that the Ethiopian gov eminent has asked Count Luigl Vln clglglulccl, Italian minister at Add" Ababa, for his passport. as that fast was estab llshcd officially, they said, the Eth loplan charge d'affaires here woui be given his papers. The officials added that the aev erance of relations would show was Ethiopia which took the firs step to bring it about. The league also was notified o the action of the diplomatic cor] at Addis Ababa asking II Duce t refrain from aerial attacks on th capital and ttiq.e.ast..: wlll.be tHreuf league channels. .All in Addis Ababi except the Italian minister, jolne In the appeal. As the declaring th Italian Fascist government an out law among th nature of sanctions to be Impose agnlnst Italy, It wns disclosed Geneva some powers wished to gi' Great Britain a mandate to super vise surh sanctions. English Tronps Moved Shortly afterward, word came the passage through the Strait o Gibraltar, bound east Into the Med iterranean. of the British line Cameronla with troops nbonrc The first batalllon of the Man Chester regiment Is bound from th West Indies to Egypt. For days, In anticipation of an emergency that may arise from th imposition of sanctions, Britain ha been strengthening its forces aloni this "life-line of the empire." Some doubt has arisen in London as to the extent of aid England ma; expect from France In the even of such an emergency. Whlli France's note of yesterday gave I general pledge of assistance, base( on the condition of reciprocity, 1 Sec WAR, Page 9, Col. 7 Jury Completed For Shushan Trial NEW ORLEANS, Oct. The jury, with one negro on It, was completed today In the Income tax evasion L-lai of Abraham L. Shu- han, high political associate of the ate Senator Huey P. Long, and the rial WES made ready to get under way. PLAYERS MARRIED HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. (If) Thompson, film actress, and ohnny Qulllen, actor and brother f Eddie Qulllen, screen comedian vere married today In the Church f the Blessed Sacrament In a serv- 'e rend by Father Edward Whalen Abilene and cloudy and uillcd lonlKlil and Wednesday. IVert o( IMth meridian nrlly clol-dy lonlshl and Wednesday; Ider In Panhandle Wednesday sUernoon night. Kast East oi jooth tly cloiidi- and unsettled tonlfiht and day; HUnlly warmer In northeail odh Ttlon an east roahL lonlcht. Temperatures Mon. Tuei P.m. tt.m. 83 S3 10 70 A8 next note asserted directions had I was head of Uie John M. Branham not been followed correctly. I company' CIOUDV Dry thermomctor ,7o- thermometer Itelatlvo humidity 11 MianlBh: in Nnon 82 Sunrise S1I1MI 82' M' 793. 68" Rome Goes Ahead On War Plans iflsa. By rrtffM rmtt ROME, Oct. spokes- men declared tiieir contemptuous in- difference today to the sanctions, of the League of Nations. Five ad- ditional shiploads of men and ma- terial were ordered to Africa Im- mediately. The action and the words seem- ed to dispel the last hope that Be- nlto Mussolini would be satisfied with capture of Aduwa, where 40.- 000 Italians were routed by Ethi- opians 39 years ago, and heed the advice of the rest of the world to seek peace. "War Against War" The foreign office spokesman re- fused to comment on the declara- tion by the League of Nations coun- cil thai Italy has outlawed itself by treaty violation. He said Mussolini stated the; country's attitude toward league action definitely and finally last Wednesday. He referred, ap- parently, to the declaration: "To economic sanctions we shall answer with our discipline, our spir- it of sacrifice, our obedience. To military sanctions we shall answer with militarism. To acts of war we, shall answer with acts of war." The martial temper of the coun- try was evidenced today In assembly of young fascist; for review by Mussolini In celebration of an anniversary of founding of the fas- cist regime. Streets of Rome wen filled by shouting, marching, slut- Ing merrymakers still celebrating the fall of Duwa. Demonstrations Scores of Improvised floats carried caricatures a! Superior Halle Selu- sie of Ethiopia In undignified 'peti- tions. Youths and girls waved card- board pjflcards-.carrylng the' Ababsl" laughecTave sWpOoadeoSSax Biiibf livestock and materials of. war slip- ped out of Naples for Eritrea and Italian Somalllnnd. .A large part of the 'men were of the sanitation corps. rats foreign office waited calaily rSah official transcription of the anti-Italian report adopted unani- mously last night by the league council. Economic sanctions, the foreign office spokesman said, will have no effect. Unanimous world action In such a situation Is Impossible, he said, and Italy expects no difficulty n buying essential goods from 'friendly nations." He would not specify what nations he expected to be friendly. Financial sanctions, he said, have 'or practical purposes been opera- ,lve a considerable time because of lie alarm of Investors at the pros- Kct of war. He said Italy is able to Inance Itself Internally and does not fear international action. The war department declared that reliable figures on casualties of the first week of fighting In Ethiopia till were unavailable but admitted !iat "the soldiers are not parading [own there; there has been some pretty serious fighting." :ourt Rules Prosecution For Failure to Pay Can't Be Barred ALBANY, Ga., Oct. United States district attomejs can- ot be enjoined from prosecuting armers for failure to pay the slx- ents a pound tax on cotton produ- ed In excess of the Bankhead al- otments, Judge Bascom Deaver rul- d today. He ruled on a petition Emitted y Barry Wright, attorney repre- entlng Gov. Eugene Talmadge who acting as a cotton farmer In re- training W. E. Page, Georgia in- ernal revenue collector, from col- ecting the six cents gin tax. Talmatlge, who has been Joined In ie suit, has obtained an order re- training collection of the tax. The etltlon on which Judge Deaver ulerl today was an amendment to he governor's injunction petition, he amendment sought to enjoin he tr.ree Georgia U. S. district at- irneys from prosecuting those who ave attacked constitutionality of Bankhead control net, and spe- rically attacked the six cents tax. Judge Deaver did not rule on the islltutlonallty of the Bnnkheed ct Itself In giving his decision. He declared no property 'rights ere Involved in the amendment al were not projected In his orlg- al order for an Interlocutory onlw gainst collection ot the tax.