Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1935, Abilene, Texas
V coc ER "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Fufl Leased Wires of Associated Press United Fnss (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCT00ER PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abfcne Morn.no Htm) NUMBER 101 Plan Speedy Action On Penalties Modified Sales Tax Measure Is Before Senate Americans Warned Off The magnificent liner Conte dl Savoia l> pictured as it was mrped from lit Hudson river pier, bound for Italy, on the eve of Prni- dent Boosevell's neutrality proclamation, which retracted government protection for cltlzena traveling on Italian ships. Henceforth Ameri- can! traveling on the Savoia and its sister ships must do so at their own risk, because It Is held state of war exists between Italy and Ethiopia. (f Bill ON LEGAL Is Designated as a 'Gross Receipts' Tax and Pro- vides Exemptions Necessities On Death-By-Narcotics Theory Is Studied Robbery Motive Considere In Satterwhtte Case; Wit- nesses Are Called A theory tliat H. A. SatlerwhitJ of Lawn died from the effects o narcotics administered by anothei person! with the motive of robbery was being considered by Justici Lindsay Walden as he conducted a court of inquiry Thursday. The 52- year-old Lawn farmer was found dying in a local hotel room early Tuesday under mysterious circum- stances that prompted Walden to order an autopsy. The report on the autopsy, given early Thursday, was that no poison- ing and no alcohol were found In the viscera, but that the man died from a heart complication caused by a narcotic administered several seven or death occurred. Three Witnesses The court of inquiry, opened at 10 a. m., was underway again early in the afternoon otter a recess for lunch. Expected to be heard later in the day are three witnesses for whom warrants were sent to Calla- han county this morning. While their names were not revealed, of- ficers Indicated they have Informa- tion the three were with Satterwhlte the night before his death. Justice Walden takes no stock in any theory, that Satterwhite delib- erately took his own life. However, he will not enter a coromer's ver- diet in the case until the Inquiry Is completed. Against Welden's theory is the testimony of a negro witness at the inquest held Tuesday morning at the hotel. Henry Thompson, nesro hotel porter, testified Satterwhite came Into the hotel about 7 o'clock, crying and said "X haven't long to See INQUIRY, Page 15, Col. 8 Security Prices Make Good Gains NEW YORK, Oct. developed the pronounced Rirength In several days In the New stod: exchange today, with many Issues advancing to M a share. The rise was attributed by brok- ers to several factors. Including fa- vorable business and trade reports, further easing of the tension In fi- nancial circles over the Italo-Ethl- opian conflict, and the address ol President Gay of the stock ex- change last nlfiht In which he stressed the dangers of Inflation. Abandon Hope That Tex- as Port Dispute Can Be Settled GALVESTON, Oct. "miracle" can prevent the strike of longshoremen at Texas jorts and Lake Charles. La., to- morrow at 8 a. m., M. J. Dwyer, dis- irict president of the International Longshoremen Association, said to- day. Dwyer gave his terse announce- ment immediately preceding a con- ference with Mayor Adrian P. Levy 'to work out plans for the ports' welfare." Both Dwyer and the shipping in- .erests admitted the strike appear- ed certain. The Norwegian steamer, under a New Orleans boycott, con- Inued the work of unloading grain with non-union men. Mayor Adrian F. Levy of Galves- ,on appealed to a group of citizens to form a committee to offer its services to the union and the em- iloyers for settling the strike If pos- Ible or, if the strike goes Into er- ect, to bring the two sloes together o that the port would remain open. Mayor Oscar F. Holcombe of Houston, the of that city See STRIKE, Page 6, Col. 4 High School Girl Found Strangled ROCHESTER, N. Y., Oct. surrounded today the aying of Nfurlel Hall, pretty 18- ear-old high school girl, who was trangled to death In the living oom of her home In a fashionable evidential district. With only the unmistakable mark a fingernail on her alender neck nd an unlatched door as clues, po- ce were questioning friends and chcolmales of the girl in the hope iat they might find sonr.E motive r the slaying. The girl wsi found desd by her ster father, Leonard i. Hall, man- Facturtng company executive, when e returned home from his office ut evening. AUSTIN, Oct. 10. 3 per cent sales tar, softened by name to "gross receipts tax" was before the Texas sen- ate today. It was offered as an amend- ment to pending chain store tax and successfully withstood parliamentary points of order against this method of getting it to the senate floor. Revenue Argument The bill carries exemptions for necessities, thus removing It from the classification "general" sales tax. which is denounced by the state democratic platform and opposed by Gov. James V. Allred. Poods cost- Ing less than 25 cents per pound are exempt. Sen. T. J. Holbrook, author, de- scribed it as the only tax measure that will produce sufficient revenue to pay old age pensions. With it, he argued, liquor taxes may be used the state deficit and perhaps permit reduction of the .ad- valorem-rate next year. The sales would not replace existing special taxes on oil, 'vgas, gasoline, cigarets, sulphur and other commodities, Holbrook said. He was willing to let those taxes go to the same funds as at present The sales tax would go one-fourth to schools and three-fourths to general rev- enue. Holbrooks' argument for the tax was In progress when the senate recessed until afternoon. The house continued to work on minor bills. One providing for extraordinary expenses of the Colorado river authority was re- passed with enough votes to give it Immediate effect. Another measure was passed to allow the highway commission to appropriate funds for surveying and securing right-of- ways on farm-to-market roads. At noon recess, the house was de- bating a senate bffl sponsored by Rep. William Clayton, El Paso, to permit hospitallzatlon of tuberculars in private institutions. The bill pro- vides that per day may be paid hospitals to care for Indigent tu- berculars. It appropriates to carry on the work until Sept. 1 1931. PWA Power Grants To Texas Cities Challenged Before Court WASHINGTON. Oct. W Right of public works administra- tion to make loans and grants for municipal power and water projects will be questioned again tomorrow In District of Columbia supreme court suits Involving seven Alabama and Texas cities. The Alabama Power company, the Texas Utilities company and the Gulf States Utilities company will contend the proposed projects would njure existing business and Involve llegal acts under the NRA enacted >y congress. They will seek temporary injunc- lons 'to restrain Secretary Ickes, administrator, from making oans and grants. The government, at the same time, will ask that the complaints be dis- missed on the ground the plaintiffs have no legal right to bring suit and tha acting well within its authority. The Alabama Power company seeks to halt loans and grants for plants to these Alabama cities: Guntersvllle, HartseUe. 000; Russell vule, The Gulf States suit involves a loan and grant of to Huntsvllle, Tex- as, The Texas Utilities Is opposing these loans and grants: Ltttlefield, Texas, power plant; Post, Texas, power plant, and Plalnview, Texas, water supply and equipment. These cases are closely related to the suit filed by the Oklahoma Util- ities company seeking to restrain Ickes from granting a loan and grant to Hominy, Okla. John W. Scott, assistant to Attorney Gen- eral Cummings, said there was suf- ficient dissimilarity, however, to warrant continuing the litigation in the Alabama and Texas Attorneys anticipated that the district court of appeals would reach a decision next week ia the Homln; case. The Oklahoma 'company los its fight In the district supremi court to' obtain a temporary In Junction against Ickes arid appealed to the higher court. Attorneys anticipated that, m matter what the decision, an appea will be carried to the United States supreme court. The PWA legal counsel, mean- while, received notice of suits (lied by the Texas Power and Light com- pany against the municipalities ol Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Piano Texas, seeking to restrain them from receiving PWA loans and grants The counsel said the suite Involved in the Implication thai the PWA had "enticed" the cities away from ;he power companies now serving Jiem and exressed concern lesj 'alienation of affecUons" be char- See PWA LOANS, Pao IS, Col. 8 Name Winters Man Mazeland Principal WINTERS, Oct. W. Dlxon, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Dlxon, ol Winters, has recently been elected to the place of principal of Maze- land public schools. Mr. Dlxon re- ceived his masters degree from Bay- lor university at the end of the spring term, and taught as substi- tute teacher there during the sum- mer term. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Truett McD'jnald. Testifies In Kidnap Tria That Husband twice Her LOUISVILLE, Ky1.. Oct. Mrs: FraYicis A. Robinson collapsed on the witness stand today while under cross examination by govern- ment counsel in the Stoll kidnaping trial. Assistant .District Attorney Old- ham Clark was cross questioning her as to why she went to Chicago with her husband prior to the kidnaping when she slumped back In the wit- ness chair. "I cant say." she said, In tears For a time she was unable to pro- ceed with her testimony. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. Mrs. Frances A. Robinson relatec that her husband, Thomas H. Rob inson, Jr., shot her twice after they were married z.r. she took the wit- ness stand today In her own fense at the Snoll kidnaping trial The 24-year-oldl defendant, an- swering the questions of Charles Embry of Nashville, defense attor- ney, told of her girlhood and school days. Her Jather-ln-law, Thomas H. Robinson, Sr., who is on trial with her on a charge of complicity in the kidnaping of Mrs. Al- ice Speed Louisville society belie, here a year ago today, watch. ed her tensely as she testified. Her husband has been hunted for the past year as the kidnaper of Mrs. Stoll. Mrs. Robinson had been on the witness stand scarcely two minutes before defense counsel brought from tier the Information concerning See TRIAL, Page 15, Col. 8 PLANE IN PANAMA CRISTOBAL, Canal Zone, Oct. 10 United States navy plane 'rom Norfolk landed here at a.m, today after a non-stop flight of 8 hours, 25 minutes, from Its home lose. Will Be Forced To Request Self To Excuse Sell Mllburn S. Lonjr of Abilene re- ceived a summons In the mal Thursday for Jnry service In the 42nd district court Monday, but he win ask to be relieved of the duly. Long Is the prratdlnr Judge at -arid will. t. busy on the bench. His name was drawn from ihe jury wheel on a special venire of 75 for the trial of Carl Enfle of Albany on a- statutory charge Following the usual procedure, the sheriff's department the judge the jury summons. 'BIG NAMES' ON BALLOTS TO ATTRACT WIDE INTEREST IN NEXT YEAR'S SENATE RACES WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. 1936 ballots will carry a liberal sprinkling o.' "big names." For in- stance, so many nationally-known men will be In the running for sen- ate seats, that the senatorial elec- llons promise to be of unusual In- terest. The constitution says that one- third, or 32. of the Senate's 06 sects must be filled every two years. Of the "constitutional 32" at stake next year, a dozen are now held by men who ore veterans of at least ten years' service in the senate. Included In this 12 are the lead- ers of both major T. Roblmon (D.-Ark.) and Charles L. McNary the sen- ate's dean In point of liam E. Borah In point of service, Robinson Is tied for fifth place with George W. Ncrrlo, Ne- braska Republican Independent, whose seat also Is at stake nex year. Others In the senior twelve am their service rankings are: Morris Sheppard of pro- hibition fame, tied for No. 4, Arthur Capper Pat Harrison (D- and Henry W. Keyes (R-N. tied tor No. No. 10; _____ __ No. 13; Jesse H. Mct- calf NO. 15, and Thomas D. Schall No. 16. The list of men whose seats will be Involved In the balloting also In- cludes such figures as James P. Byrnes one of the admin- istration Unison men; L. J. Dickin- son key-noter at the 1932 Chicago convention of his party.' and J. Hamilton Lewis now 9; Carter Glass James. COUTCH; 'Jew Jersey Appeal De nied, Defense Counsel Maps New Plans TRENTON, N. J., Oct. runo Richard Hauptmann's attor eys started a new drive today t .ve ths convicted Lindbergh bab Iller from the electric me through appeal to the supremi ourt of the United States. The defense counsel appeared opeful despite the flat rejection esterday by the court of errors and ppeals. New Jersey's highest tribu- il, of their plea for a reversal 01 auptmann's conviction. They decided to meet today or morrow to draft the first steps In elr new campaign. Weddlnp Anniversary Hauptmann remained In his cell the death house of the state prls- awaiting the promised visit of s wife, Anna, for their tenth wed- HAUPTMANN, Page 15, Col. 7 Abilene and Partly cloudy and colder tonight: Friday fair and warmer of 100th meridian Fair, colder In math and eajil portion to- night; Friday, fair warmer In north and central ponioni. Eait East or 100th inerldlui Ptrlly cloudy and coiner, occasional rain In aoutheail portion tonight; Friday fall warmer in northweirt and north central PMnfafl for 21 houn ending 7 a. m Thuriday. .27 Inch. ToU'J ilnce flm of year, to 7 a m ThurrJay. 25.45 Inche.. period laal year, ltace "rit 1 year. Tcmptriliirii Wed. Thnn. P.m. a.m. 63 79 63 78 61 79 60 See POLITICS, 15, Col. 8 "7 nil 87 AS COOL Pry ihermometer Wtl Relative humidity 62 64 63 11 A3 69 Midnight Noon flunrtifl ....._.....__ Sunoet 7p.m. Mfr iiitf Seizure of Machines Duty Of Officers, Court Says court or civil 'appeals that marble are Illegal gambling devices. The- opinion was handed, down by Justice J. P. Alexander 'In 'the case of Sheriff Will Adams vs. W. E. An- tonio, on an appeal from an injunc- tion by Judge F. H. Klrby of Lime- stone county, restraining Sheriff Adams and others from Interfering with the operation of machines in that county by Antonio. The appellate court held that Jt was not only the right but the duty of law-enjorcemenf. officers to con- fiscate such machines and to prose- cute owners when armed with a proper order from a court of compe- tent jurisdiction. The court found, however, evi- dence .that the appellants "had at least contemplated such action ngalnsfc Antonio without proper or- and warned against this. Marble machine operators may ask a rehearing and, If this is de- nied, may appeal to the state su- preme court In this case. The tenth court said that the question ot whether marble ma- chines were games of skill or chance was Immaterial, but. if It were necessary to rule on this, the court s of the opinion that the element of chance outweighs the element of skill. SUSPECT RETURNED CLEBURNE, Oct. ff Orar. Smith returned last night with William Mundt, charged here '1th murder In connection with the eath June 13 of his wife. Mvmdt was brought back from Klamath Palls, Oregon. Coordination Commission To Map Procedure of Punishment Will Rep- resent 56 Nations GENEVA, Oct. 10. The league of nations, with 52 of its 69 members definitely on record as approving: the pun- ishment of Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia, moved today for a quick application of that pun- ishment. The steering- committee of the league assembly decided that representatives of every mem- ber of the league except Italy and Ethiopia should serve on a committee to coordinate tha work of the council and tht as- sembly in instituting sanction! against Italy. Assembly Approval Since Germany will leave the League Oct. 21, the decision means that the coordination commission will be made up of 56 nations. At a morning meeting, the assem- bly gave Its overwhelming approval to the council's condemnation of Italy. Only Italy, Austria, and HUDfary announced non-acceptance of tho council's report against Italy.' al- though in League circles It was iug- gested Albania probably would at least make tha gen- said 'defiantly that he. would pursue his alms with the League, Ethiopian Holy City Captured ADDIS ABABA, Oct. fall of the holy city of Aksum befon the Italian advance and wholesale killings of Ethiopians, by Italian air bombs In the south were announced officially today by the Italian min- ister and th! Ethiopian government respectively. Emperor Halle Selassie requested the minister, Lulgi Vinci-QIgllucci, to leave at once thereby, with tbe recall of the Ethiopian charge d'af- faires, Negradas Yesus, from Rome, rupturing diplomatic relations be- tween Ethiopia and Italy. Reports from Aksum, before com- munications were cut, Indicated the Italian bombing planes had spared the ancient city ol the Queen of Sheba and that the monks, fleeing before the fascist infantry, were able to remove many of their holy relics. First Cisnally Report A government communique which told of the bombing raids in tho south was the first official Ethlop. Ian announcement to mention cas- ualties on either side. It said 9 Italian airplanes bombed Oorahel, near Oerlogubl, and also the Ethiopian post of Taifarikata- ma and Jlalmo, which m not marked on maps, and that many were killed. The same communique MM an Italian plane had crashed at Ca- on the northern front, mnd that two of men and two were dying. Further, It was announced that 1.000 native Erltiean Midlers had deserted from Italy's northern army and, bringing their Italian anna. were expected tc arrive at Makata -t L day although Italian .punulhg being of Jiiodem- under Rai Guc- wlthout the League or against the tatcho. 'goveiter-general of province, weretVmarchlng toward acted with Addis Abama to will off the capital See ETHIOPIA, Paft) 15, CoL 2 League. But the assembly firmness and with a decision and speed that astonished the assem- blymen themselves. It was to be the first test for the dreaded Article XVI of the league covenant, the penal article which was so strong that the United States efused to join the league that IVoodrow Wilson Inspired. A meeting destined to make hls- iOry, the first mass effort In the world to Impose the power of peo- ples on a war maker, was held In he huge hall of the Geneva Can- tonal a hall arhed over with a gray cloth cnnopy that gave t the incongruous effect of a circus tent. Italy's Final Argument Baron Pompeo Alolsl, Italy's chlel delegate, opened the meeting with a inal stand in Italy's behalf. He charged that the league had been unfair, that It hnd used "two weights and two scales" In Its work, hat it had acted against Italy vhere It did not act against Japan n the Manchurlnn crisis, that It did lot even consider Italy's complaints gainst Ethiopia. "Why not he asked. Why not Bolivia and Paraguay in he Gran Chaco war? Why There was not n single hand clap when he finished. It Is customary for delegates to congratulate an- See LEAGUE, Page 15, 7 Italy Would Not Be Wor- ried By Mere Eco- .nomic Sanctions MRS. GATLIN IS INDICTED Woman Preacher Billed In Livestock Theft Cases MENARD, Oct. 10. An- abel Lei> Oatlln, militant evange st and pastor of Christian church- s in Menard and RoclKlle, was un er Indictment twJay on three cases livestock theft. Her husband, Cecil Qatlin, llke- Isc was Indicted for cattle thlev- ry. Mrs. Oatlln, free under bond, was accused of stealing cattle from W Noelke, John Kennedy, and Dan IcClaln. She explained her hus- and had bougiit some stock that ad been stolen and unaware of hat fact had sold It at the Fort 'orth livestock yards. Some of the animals were recov- ed at the Onllln's San Saba coun- 1 ranch. The evangelist came here three iars ago to hold a revival at the rst'Christian church. She baptlz- morc than 00 persons In a three eek revival and later conducted vlvals In several Wei.t Texas wns. Mrs. Gatlln claims to have con- rted more than persons In See INDICTED, Fane 15, CoL 7' FACE TASK IN WORKS DRIVE Must Be Added To Payrolls Each Day WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. gigantic task of putting almost 000 men to work each day from now until Nov. 1 faced relief officials today as picked engineers of the army came to their aid In an ef- fort to speed the program. The present aim Is to put 000 men to work by the first of next month. The original goal In the drive was by that date, but later officials predic- ted this aim would be 90 per cent accomplished by Nov. 1, The Works Progress administra- tion! a maDor division In the work relief set-up, today postponed until next week its announcement of the iii-nber of men at work at present. Tile progress report had been ex- pected today, but It was explained lhat during the uhsencc of Hairy L. Hopkins, administrator, the tab- ulations would be made bi-weekly Instead of weekly. Absence of, an official total left the status of the drive In doubt. The last total, a week ago. was which left more than 100.000 Jobs to be provided even to meet Hopkuw' 90 per cent goal. GENEVA. Oct. Ital- ian spokesman told The Associated Press today any naval blockade against Italy means war. The spokesmen said the Italian delegation probably would leave Ge- neva tomorrow, although still JuvaU- Ing orders. Discussing the possibility that an Ineffective economic boycott might lead to a blockade to make sanc- tions really effective, he said the Italian people do not fear economic sanctions because Italy counts on getting its necessities from Germany through Austria. He added oil can be obtained "from some other na- tion" which can send It to Italy through Germany. Italians are enraged as well as depressed over the asssmbly's over- whelming condemnation of Italy, the spokesman said. Why will the world not recognize Italy Is stlillng unto death and needs to find an he asked. "Why doesn't It realize It must re- move the causes of war and give Italy some great open spaces where Italians may Jury Completed For Zcngc's Trial CHICAGO, Oct. tion of a Jury to try MandevlUe W. Zenge, 26, Canton, Mo., carpenter, for the mutilation-slaying of Dr. Walter J. Bauer, his successful love rival, wns completed In Judge Cor- nelius J. Harrington's criminal court today. Assistant State's Attorney Charles 3. Dougherty then began the open- Ing statement for the prosecution. The Jury which will determine whether the handnsome, taciturn Zenge must die In the electric cnalr, go to prison for an undetermined number o( years, be sent to an asy- lum or go free, is composed largely of men of approximately his own age. COMMUNITY SINGERS Mrs. Lee Montgomery's violin arid piano pupils will be featured tonight at o'clock at the Community Singers meeting In the city hall auditorium.