Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas
Sbflene Batlp Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO PRODS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WURLD EXACTLY AS IT i EDI oN VOL. LV. Full Leased ol Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, itXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, PAGES (Evening Edition ol The Mornfeg NUMBER 101 Hauptmann Death Penalty Upheld Committee Is Created To Supervise Sanctions FUNDSPROVlDEDFOR CONTINUING OIL PROBE In War Zone The relatives of Miss Lois Jean Brlggs 26 year old American medical missionary, await word of her safety as ffrhtlng races over three fronts in Ethiopia. For the past three yerss she has been stationed at Soddu, In Walamo province. She went to Ethiopia from Van Nuys, Calif. iJne H. ft.'iColUson (below) was pilot he plimred to death with a- co-pllot, stewardess and nine pasesngers about 15 Tniies west of Cheyenne, Wyo. (Associated Press Convicted Robber To Be Questioned By Ama- rillo Police AMARILLO, Oct. AI skeleton found In a shallow grave near here Sunday today had beer. Identified as the remains of G. Vic- tor White. 32, of Amarillo. Chief of Police W. R. McDowell said that Grady slaton, convicted robber who had been sought lor the last two years as a bond Jumper, would be questioned in connection House Adopts Resolution Appropriating Addi- tional; Same Committee Will Carry On Investigation AUSTIN, Oct. well-informed sources said today Governor Allred planned to call another spfclal session of the forty- fourth legislature immediately after adjournment of the current one. In a special message, the governor bad said that if llnjuor regu- lation, county officers salary and chain store tax bills were passed at this session he would feel justified In summoning another immediately to consider old-ate pensions. [Texas than any other conceivable AUSTIN, Oct. representatives today voted for an Investigation of "hot oil" running. Investigations will end April 1, 1936. The resolution, by Rep. Tom Cooper, Tyler, was adopted by 86 to 52 vote. When certain legislators objected to prolonging the survey into the 1936 campaigning season, the house voted unanimously to stop committee sessions April 1. "This committee has been accused all over Texas of being a 'political' said Rep. Albert Daniel, Crockett. "I don't believe in having it holding some star chamber pro- ceedings in the middle of a political campaign." The same five representatives will continue the Inquiry. A proposal to increase membership to seven was lost. "I think the committee has done more to stop 'hot' oil running- in said member Harry Graves, Georgetown. "Do you think it can completely stop hot asked Arthur C. Rid- dle, Lockhart. "It would take a man sitting on top ol every one of Texas' oil wells to completely stop Graves answered. "Your investigation isn't worth a Riddle said. Rep. E. Gaston Palmer, Norman- gee, asked the committee to' "go after the big companies." "Big he said, "run more hot oil in one day than trucks and small operators run in 12 months." After an all morning filibuster against .consideration of the chain stroe tax, the calendar of the sen- ate was exhausted of all other mat- ters and reading of the tax bill was See LEGISLATURE, tuge 13, Col. 7 More WPA Projects For Area Approved Road and Street' Repair In Taylor County Included In The List Presidential approval was an- nounced Wednesday from Washing- ton on another batch of WPA proj- ects from Texas, with allotments of federal funds totaling In the list were approved projects from 11 West Texas countiss, in- cluding these two from Taylor coun- ty totaling streets and drainage, This project in- volves grading and graveling of 153 ducks of streets. roads, On this, the president's o. k. is tentative only, as the detail of plans was submitted to the district WPA office here only yesterday, and the proj- ect is in Washington only In the :orm of a letter announcing that a formal application will follow. It may be finally approved or finaly rejected. This project invoves work in Commissioner .Rex Dillard's pre- cinct No. 3, mostly in the Lake Ab- lene area. It includes the following tems: (1) construction of a con- crete bridge on the south side of the ake at the end of the present grav- eled road; (2) a graveled loop road extending entirely around the lake, oinlng the Buffalo Gap-lake road near the CCC camp; (3) a new road rom the northwestern corner of he lake connecting with highway 58; (4) closing gaps between the ake and Tuscola; and several mail and school bus routes. Altogether, the district WPA of- ice has approved 32 whole applica- ions from Taylor county. Other Westcx Projects Approved by the president (some irobably tentatively) were the fol- owlng other West Texas projects: Howard Spring, con- Another Boy, Arrested After Fight, Faces Murder Count ASPERMONT, Oct. Carl Pitts, 17-year-old Rains county youth, died In the Stamford hospital at 10 o'clock from stab wounds re- ceived in an altercation on a Swen- son street, Saturday night. A charge of murder was filed shortly before noon today by Sher- iff W. B. BIngham against James Cotton, 16, Swenson boy. Cotton, ar- rested following tSc fight Saturday night, has been in jail under a charge of assault with intern to murder. He will be arraigned on the murder complaint late today in Jus- tice of Peace Peatherston's court. Pitts was stabbed In the abdomen. Funeral rites will be held at 5 o'- clock this afternoon at Brazos Val- ley, community near Swenson. Pitts came to Stonewall county two weeks ago to pick cotton, and was living with a sister at Swenson, Austria And Hungary Re fuseTo Join Other Na- tions In Punishment of Italy GENEVA, Oct. and Hungary refused today to asso- ciate themselves with the other na- tions of the league in applying eco- nomic penalties to Italy. By the Associated Press. Debating- the punishment of Italy for its aggression against Ethiopia, the steering commit- tee of the league of nations de tided today on the creation of a commission to supervise sanc- tions. The debate of the league as- sembly on sanctions was delay ed until late today. Delegates did not exnect a final vote on sanctions before tomorrow. Vole on Report The specific question' before the members of the assembly was the approval of the report of the coun- cil of the league, which labeled Mus- solini an aggressor and said he re- sorted-to war in violation covenants. The to'impose sanctions, does to be unanimous in the assembly. If nations do not speak against sanctions, they will be counted as favorable. If a delegate does speak against, it was explained in the announce- ment of procedure, his nation would be regarded as free from participa- tion in sanctions. War Zone Quiet On the Italian front in Ethiopia, an official .communication said, it was ''a quiet day." The Italians were in possession of a fertile strip of northern Ethiopian plateau land comprising about 3600 square miles. The principal towns in this area are Adlgrat and Aduwa. Reuters (British agency) dis- patch, said Aksum, the holy city of :he Ethiopians, had also fallen. But ;here was no further confirmation of this. The Ethiopian government denied that Adagahamus, near Adl- grat, had been captured. The Ital- ians announced yesterday the town had been taken. General Ruggero Santini, 65-year old commander of the troops jc- cupying the Adlgrat area, told the Associated Press correspondent with his forces: "When we have will never be another Italian who needs to emigrate to America." Indicating a mountainous rim to the plateau about Adrlgrat, the Italian general added: Fertile Land "Beyond is a region still more fertile. Italy will never have to buy Loses Again In Fight For Life BIUJNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN Ft. Worth Salesman Is Hilled at Angelo SAN ANGELO. Oct. Reese Shanks, about 35. of Dallas, truct 5.5 miles of farm-to-market salesman for the A. P. Gary Dental Surgical instrument Co. of that c.ty. was killed Instantly early this with the case. Slaton was located and arrested at Fort Worth terday on advices from Amarillo' officers. Chief McDowell said. White's widow, Mrs. Vivian White, Id. Slaton and her husband were fether when they [eft here Feb- ruary 18, 1932. She said she had not seen White since. The skeleton was Identified by Mrs. White and other members of the family through a misshapen partly decayed shoe. White was crippled, causing him to walk oh See SKELETON, Page 13, Col. 7 Tom Green See PROJECTS, Pagp. 14. Col. 6 Fishermen Taken Ofl Grounded Ship BOSTON, Oct. seven flshcrmtn were rescued dur- ing the night from the Gloucester schooner Hesperus, hard aground on B ledge near Highland Light, off Cape Cod. The Hesperus ran aground off North Truro Monday midnight. Pounded by heavy seas kicked up by a 50-mile gale, her seams ap- parently parted and her hold filled. AUTO STOLEN William B. Jacobson of Ft. Worth reported to Abilene police that his automobile, a 1934 Ford V-8 sedan, was stolen from North Third and Cypress streets last night. The car Is painted blue and number !s 912-537. the highway morning when his automobile over- turned on Avenue K at south Irving sireet here. The body was found be- neath the car, which, police believe, rolled over several times. Fenders and top were crumpled and the right fornt tire blown out. Shanks was traveling alone. The body will be sent overland tonight to Arlington for burial. Shanks' par- ents reside there. His wife lives in Fort Worth. General Greely Growing Weaker WASHINGTON, Oct. Major General Adolphus W. Grce- ly, 91-year-old former arctic ex- plorer and army officer, was re- ported "a little weaker" today af, Walter Reed hospital. Greely, who headed an exploring party of 25 north of Greenland In 1881 from which only seven return- ed alive, has been In falling health for several months. Near-Freezing Tempera- tures Forecast For The Panhandle By United Press. A high barometer area moving in from the northwest will bring decid- edly colder weather to Texas'Wed- nesday nlghi and Thursday, the weather bureau forecast today. Unsettled weather with occasion- al rains, which preceding the cold spell, is expected to continue over most of Texas Wednesday night. The mercury is expected to drop below the 40 degree mark In the Panhandle Wednesday nleht and similarly low temperatures are ex- pected in North Texas Thursday. The coldest weather expected dur- ing the cold spell will probably come Thursday night, according to Dr. J. L. Cllne, federal meteorologist, and temperatures only a few degrees Funeral Rites For Native Abilene Man To Be Held Thursday Dan Irving Hall, 37, native Abi- lenlan and member of a pioneer family here, died at a. m. In the West Texas Baptist sanitarium following an Illness of six days. Stricken with appendicitis at noon last Wednesday. Mr. Hall underwent emergency surgery Sunday. He was given a blood transfusion Monday, but his condition remained critical and he gradually weakened. Funeral rites will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday from the Laughter chapel, with Dr. T. S. Knox. pas- tor of the First Presbyterian church, of ivhich he was E, member, officiat- ing. Burial will be made In the Masonic cemetery in the family jot where his father, the late R. G. Hall. Sr., Is interred. E. O. Hall, Sr., died ast March 25. Irving Hall was born September 4, 189B, the second son In the R. G. Hall family. He attended Abilene aboxe freezing are expected in the schools, and for a number of years Panhandle.. Court Unanimous In Denying His Appeal For A New Trial German Due To Be Re-Sentenced Soon For Kidnap- Murder of Lindbergh Baby; Three Ways Open For Him to Continue Fight For His Life TRENTON, N. J., Oct. Jersey's highest court coo- demned Bruno Richard Hauptmann today to the electric chair. By unanimous decision 13 members of the court of errorl and appeals upheld the Bronx conviction by a Flemington jury last February 13 for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., March 1, 1932. One by one in a tense courtroom they said "no" to the argu- ments which Hauptmann's counsel had urged in making their appeal last June 20. To the charge that Attorney General David T. Wilentz had gone far beyond his privilege in excoriating Hauptmann during the filial summing up, the high court held that no review was created, especially "in the absence of objection" at the time by Hauptmann counsel. The court held also that Hauptmann had not been improp- erly treated in Wilentez's cross examination "in the absence of objection." ANNIVERSARY Arguments Answered. The Hauptmann counsel's conten- tion that the state changed its the- ory of how the crime was commit- ted between the opening and clos- ing of the trial Is no reason for re- vel-sing-the lower court, the decision stated. The decision was read by 73-year- old Justice Charles W. Parker. As to the argument that Justice Thomas W. Trenchard, who presid- ed at the Flemington trial, was un- fair In his charge, the high court said: "It is always the right, and often the duty, of a trial Judge to comment on the evidence and give the Jury his Impressions of its weight >and value." ,In view of today's decision, Haupt- be re-sentenced- to doienf'. by Justice Trenchard, rjossTbiy within two weeks. Hauptmann's counsel has three months In which to request a ie- view by the United states supreme court. Such a petition, however, would not automatically stay Haupt- mann's execution. A stay of exe- cution would be necessary. It could be granted by the New Jersey courts or by a Justice of the United States supreme court. Three Courses Open Hauptmann was in the death house at state prison when the court acted. Three courses, none of them af- fording any great prison-pale Bronx hope for carpenter, ;raln, cotton or coffee from abroad." Freezing weather was reported Adigrat is translated as "culti- from Denver, and at Sheridan, Wyo., vated valleys." jit was snowing. The temperature The general appearance of the was 30 degrees area now occupied by the Italians i is something akin to sections of HELENA, Mont., Oct. A West Virginia. The terrain is broken snowstorm sweeping down from' up. But it Is interspersed with'Canada cut a whitetrall through 'central Montana today, bringing the area its first measurable precipita- now open to his attorneys. 1. An appeal to the board of pardons, which could commute his sentence to life imprisonment. (Such appeals are ra.el" 2. An appeal for a new trial on the grounds that new evidence has been discovered since the first trial. (One of Hauptmann's lawyers said recently that such evidence had been 3. Appeal to the supreme court of the United States. Ladder Evidence In taking up point by point the defense arguments, the high court icld, among other things, that the admission in evidence of the ladder opposed by Haupt- mann's counsel at the proper. The ladder was an important part of the state's case against Haupt- had been employed by the West j mann. It was found near the Lind- Sce HALL, Page 13, Col. 8 Sec HAUPTMANN, Page 13, Col. 7 TRENTON, N. J., Oct. Rlchmrd Hauptmann'j first words after hearlnr of the of the court of errors and appeals arilnit him today were- "My God, what a fine annlm- present for Anna." The Hauptmanni will have been married ten years tomorrow. Will Continue To Hope, Anna Says; Lindy Is Silent Sec WAR, Page 13, Col. 6 tlon in more than a month. A temperature drop of about 30 degrees, to near freezing, last night accompanied the snow in northern sections of the state. Abilene and ai rain tonight and ThurBdRy, colder. West of 100th r.ierldlan Probably occasional rain tonlphl an'! Tnuraday; colder Tnureday and In north and west roruonfl lonlpht. East Texas- -fcnsl ai 100th meridian Probably occasional r.iln tonight and ThurLday, carter Thursday and In nnrlh- west and north central portions tonight. Rainfall for 21 hours ending 7 a. m, 05 Inches. Hlilnfn.ll since first of year, 25.18 Inchps Halnfall for same period last year, 10.39 nclips. Normal ra nfftj.1 (o date, fnches. TcmperHlnres Tuea. Wcrl. fli K Bfl 85 83 60 78 77 11 Midnight Noon RAIN Dry Ihermomoiar .78' wet therm oracLcr ee RH olive humidity .6 Sunset 7p.m. 7a.m. King George Has A New Grandson LONDON, Oct. Britain, where the arrival of a royal child Is something more than an- other name In the registration hooks, rejoiced today over the birth of a son to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. The new prince, third grandson of King George and Queen Mary, Is seventh In line of succession to the throne. The birth occurred at the town home of. the duke, third son of the king. The mother Is the former Princess Mnrlna of Greece, whom the duke married last November. "It's a was th? unconven- tional way many spread the tidings. Crowds passing the city guild hall and the home where In ac- cordance with established practice bulletins were posted, read the for- mal words, smiled and passed on the JURY HERE BILLS TWO FOS. OPEBflTISSMMBLE MACHINES Names of Defendants Not Revealed; Due to Be Placed Under Bond Today, When Trial Will Be Set NEW YORK, Oct. Mrs. Anna Hauptmann, Wife of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was stunned today when she learned that ths New Jersey court of errors and ap- peals had upheld the death sen- tence of her husband. She was unable to talk for a mo- ment when the Associated Press Informed her of the decision. Then she said: "Well, all we can do is carry _on. I dont kn07; what I will do now, but Klchard and I will continue to hope in God. "I hope and pray that the true facts will come.out before they can do anything to my poor man." BALTIMORE, Oct. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh said today he had no comment to make on the decision of the New Jersey state court of errors and appeals uphold- ing the conviction of Bruno Rich- ard Hauptmann for the kidnaping and death of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Col. Lindbergh came here for the flight of a clipper ship at the Glenn L. Martin plant and was notified of the court's decision after his ar- rival. He secluded himself In the com- pany offices immediately upon his arrival and sent out word that he had no comment to make on the New Jersey court's opinion. gaming table, the grand Jury a2nd district court followed up Returning two Indictments charg- ing defendants with exhibiting a of its warning of two weeks ago against the operation of marble machines In Taylor county with action Tues- also recom- conlinue Lo day. The grand Jury mended that officers seize marble tables If found In op- eration and lhat they flic suits to have the tables condemned or de- stroyed. The two defendants named in yesterday's Indictments were to be placed under bond late today, said officers, but until then their names will not be revealed. Judge M. 3. Long also will set date of trial. Included in the batch of 12 felony Indictments wns a bill charging E. W. Jones, locnl sandwich shop op- erator, with using previously used tax stamps on cigarettes. The In- dictment was the first of Its kind returned In a local court. The ac- tion. It was understood, was taken upon evidence furnished by a rep- resentative of the comptroller's de- partment. The Indictment charged specific- ally that the defendant "knowingly caused 23 stamps to be attached to Individual packages of cigarettes to evidence the payment of the cig- arette tax Imposed by the law after the said 23 stamps had, anterious to such use. been used on previous and separate individual packages of cigarettes. The 12 Indictments returned yes- terday brought the tola! for the term to 44, with 150 witnesses ex- amined. The report follows: "Your grand Jury, after a thorough Investigation from officials of the city, wlio have been actively en- gaged In checking marble machines, find that these marble machines been taking In as high as per day, per machlrv and as high as during an eight hour day period We find that In the City uf See GRAND JURY, Page 13, Col. 8 FIncher Winner In Old-Men's Roping Special to The Reporter. BALLINGER, Oct. Fin- cher this morning was winner of the calf-roping contest for men over 55 years old, a feature of the Runnels county fair .program. His time was 40 seconds. M. N. Lacey, Miles, and J. F. Lacey, Miles, ranked second pnd third. In the Runnels county calf roping event Vester Parish, Wlngate, wes firs'. In 22 1-5 seconds. Guy Cave, Wlngate, and Alton Whltaksr, Dras- co. tied for second and third, 31 seconds flat. President Plans A Day of Fishing ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT on the Pacific. Oct. 9 Roosevelt looked for- ward to an afternoon of fishing to- day after a 1700-mile trip to Cocot Island from Southern California. Navigators aboard the presiden- ts! cruiser early In the toy spotted the tiny Island through their glast- s. The president planned to to later with his guests to the small sandy jeach If the surf should permit "andlns of boats.