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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1935, Abilene, Texas PAH CLO TLY IUDY Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EDI flON VOL LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 111 ITALY FINANCIALLY ISOLATED Missing Tourist Case May Be Near Solution FIRST PICTURES From Ethiopian Front (Copyright, 1935. By NBA Service, Inc.) Here is the first picture to reach America from the Ethiopian battle front since the outbreak of actual warfare. It shows fierce Ethiopian warriors surging forward to go into action against their Italian foes near Walwal. Taken by H. V. Drees, Abilene Reporter-NBA Service staff only news cameraman to reach the Ogaden was rushed by courier via Djibouti, and by plane and radio to the United States. Note how the frenzied tribal soldiers brandish their rifles as they rush forward to battle, the flashing sabre of the squad officer (at left) and the rough terrain. EASIER TIME (Copyright, 1935, By NBA Service. Inc.) Ethiopian troops move out of intrenched positions near Walwal to meet the advancing Italian enemy. This to arrive in America from the Ethiopian side of the war taken by H. V. Drees, NBA Service Abilene Reporter staff photographer, on the front line in Ogaden. Drees was the only photographer to reach this southern front of the African war. FEDERAL PHASING AGENT FOR 48 COUNTIES SEHT HERE Abilene Made Headquarters; Deputy Officer, Malcolm Jones, To Handle Government Supplies Under a new set-up of the state procurement oflice, United States treasury department, Abilene will headquarters for a deputy offi- PE- who will make ail government purchases, excepting those In the war and postofflcc departments. In 48 West Texas counties. Malcolm R. Jones, deputy pro- curative office, arrived In Abilene Sunday with authority to open-of- fices in the Park building this morning. Cardinal point of the new system is to distribute tire money used for government purchases. Heretofore, requisitions for purchases had lo go to the state procurement office at Snn Antonio and competitive would be opened at that office. The branch offices at Amnrlllo, Dallas, Austin, Houston, El Paso and Abi- lene arc now authorized to take bids for supplies needed by gov- ernmental agencies In their re- spective districts. Jones will head the laigest dis- trict In the state, taking In districts 13. 14, 18 and 19 of the works prog- Seo AGENTS, Page 9, Col. 2 I AAA AND TVA BEFORECOURT Two Major Policies of New Deal At Stake WASHINGTON, Oct. W) The supreme "court agreed today lo pass on the constitutionality of two vital New Deal AAA and TVA acts. If, refused, however. review the conviction of Thomas J. Mooney, serving a life rentcncc in San Qucn- lln penitentiary for complicity In the 1916 San Francisco Prepared- ness day parade bombing. The controversy Is pending before the California supreme court on an application for a The Lack Of Unity May Be Selassie's Undoing NEW YORK. Oct. news from Ethiopia seems to indi- cate Mussolini is having an easier time conquering the African king- dom than had been generally ex- pected. Lack of unity among Haile Seias. sres fierce "subjects" may prove to be the emperor's undoing. of the tribes owe only a superficia allegiance to the Addis Ababa ruler who is the head of one tribe, thi Amharic. others are openly hos- tile to him. It Is now apparent that Italian agents have been active and thn Italy has been counting on the support of large numbers of Ethi- opians themselves to aid the drive of its troops into the capital. The defection to the Italian side of the chief tain Haile Selassie Gug- sa was a severe blow to the Ethio- pian cause. The Italians announced today that six other chiefs hoc! join- ed them, and that many priests whose influence with the people Is tremendous, are actively supporting them. The development is of the utmost significance. If Mussolini gets enough native support to smooth his advance Into Addis Ababa in t.io wake of his bombing planes, the conquest of the country may be Tells New Mexico Officers That Three Others Dead; Will Try To Find ALBUQUERQUE, N. M, Oct. 14. C. Saltier, of So- cdrro, N. M., and formerly of East St. Louis, 111., was held for questioning1 today after he told District Attorney T. J. Mabry a sensational story regarding the mysterious disappearance several months ago of two East St. Louis couples who were touring New Mexico, Tried lo Sell Story The two couples, Mr... and Mrs. George Lorius and Mr. and Mrs. Al- bert Herberer. disappeared after leaving Vaughan, N. M., en route to Albuquerque. Their car was later picked up in Dallas, Texas, and travelers' checks which the two men had carried were cashed at various points, with their signatures forged to them. Saltier gave his story to Mabry early today. He was picked up in Albuquerque after attempting to sell the story to various newspapers. "it was understood..he.-told .Mabry, that he had.proof that Lorius was still alive, anfl was living, he believ- ed, In Pasadena, He said other members of the party were dead, and that he believed he could lead the way to the location of their bod- ies, buried in the desert near Sccdr- ro. Involves Two Persons It was shown that he gave Mahry the names of two persons, a man and a woman, who were said to have been involved hi the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Herberer and Mrs. Lorius. The woman was said by Battler to live at a St. Louis address, while the man was said to live in East St. Louis. Sattler gave street and dresses and descriptions of both these persons, and Mabry he would ask St. Louis police to check them. "I regard Sattler's story as wor- thy of investigation." Mabry said; "I talked with him for some time, and I plan to go Into the case more fullv with him. "We have followed many less See LOR) US CASE, Page 3, Col. 7 accomplished before the economic Sec ITALV, Page 9, Col. 8 of habeas corpus. The high court here said Sco COURT, rage 8, Col. 1 Uncle Ray's Corner A new feature siartlnj on the piBC loday-lt Is for chll- and on the page children read most_ls Kays Corner. Every day Mature will be found PMIrt f an" n H TJ" BchM1 find .1 holnful. 1 Turn Two MAN KILLS Others Are Woundec n Salt Lake City Dies Tonight Gerald Thompson, below, con- victed attacker and slayer of Mildred Hallmark, reorla con- vent graduate, will be put to death shortly after.mirtn.ghl to- night in Illinois prison at Jolict. DEATH TAKES HASKELL MAN J. L. Smith Survived By 94 Direct Descendants SALT LAKE CITY. Oct. 11 Pollce Chief W. L. Payne said toda: ballistics tested showed a plslo found in the possession of George L. Rutledge, fired (he bullets that killed three persons and wounded two others near here lasl night. Chief Payne announced also in a formal statement a car used by Rut- ledge yesterday contained biooc.- stains. Rutledgc was arrested shortly af- ter a gunman dragged the batlerec body of Mrs .Blanche Nelson, 48 from a car, fired several bullets Into It and then slew Mr. and Mrs. John L. East, farmers who apparently had witnessed the .shoot Deputy Sheriff Calvin Roberts said Rutledge had known Mrs. Nel- son for several months and had at- cmptcd to make "dates" wltli her, but she spurned his advances. Miss Blanche Nelson, 23, a daujh- Sce KILLINGS. Tasc 8, Col. 3 Arm Is Mangled In Auto Accident NACOGDOCHES, Oct. E. Stokes of Fort Worth, an employe 'f the C. I. T. corporation of Dal- as, received a badly mangicd arm Saturday ulght ft truck .side- wiped his automobile on the high- way near here. Stokes reported that he was driving wjtli his left arm resting on the door of his car and that It wns struck as the truck passed. He woi treated in a bospl-. tal here. I io the ,T HASKELE, Oct. Funeral W J. L. Smith, Haskell ;county farmer who died1 from a stroke of paralysis Sunday night, was sit Monday aft- ernoon at the Willow cemetery, with A. F. Thurman, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Ninety-four direct descendants :ive sons, seven, daughters, 51 grand- hildren, and 31 great grandchildren, survive. Mrs. Smith, his wife, also survives. Mr. Smith was born in Rusk coun- ty, but at the age of eight years moved with his family to Robertson county. As a young man, he came o Haskell. He was married iliree times, in .880, to Miss Nora Castelow, who was the mother of one child. In 1884, following his first wife's death, IB was married to Miss Mary Jane to whom ten children were lorn. In 1808, he married Cletus 2obb, sister of his second wife. She s the mother of six children. The 12 surviving children are C. Smith, Cameron; A. L. Smith of Lake Charles, La., W. L., C. L., and M. D. Smith, all of Haskell: Mrs. W. Thorpe. New Baden; Mrs. C. ft. Paschall. Austin; Mrs. R. E. Ta- um. Bartlett; Mrs. J. E. Markle, Dallas; Mrs. Blanche David, Mrs. M P. Mullins and Mrs. Earl Adams Haskell. Kinney funeral home of Haskell is in charge of arrangements. TO SUFFOCATE R Cotton Consumed In Sept. Higher WASHINGTON. Oct. Cotton consumed In the United States during the month of Srp- tcmber was bales n.s rom- yiarcd with the same month in 1934. Red Cross Funds And Funds For Religiou Organizations Are Ex- empted GENEVA, Oct. The fin ancial isolation of Italy was, i effect, decreed tonight by th league of nations' plenary com mittee of 62 nations. The committee, the league big general staff for sanction! formally approved the financia sanctions committee's program on loan and credit embargoe aimed at suffocating Premie Mussolini's war against Ethio pia. Two Exemptions Two exemptions were Included li- the sanctions resolution as adopts religious and humanitarian pro Jects. That is. Red Cross funds and credits or the funds of religious or ganlzatlons are not to be cut off by the blockade aimed by the member ship of the League against Italy. All the nations of. the League ex cept Italy and the inter ested are members of th plenary committee. Just as they had done when thi League decided to impose sanction against Italy, Austria and Hungary made reservations against Italy's tl nanclal Isolation. Previously, was Indicated thai certalij jnaltora.might.Ete- dilf irtililfs nations imposing financial sanction. against Italy. Argent! nii announce! it could not possibly impose finan- cial sanctions because of possible constitutional limitations. In Ar- gentina, as in the United Stales, the supreme court has the duty of de- ciding whether legislation Is in con- 'lict with the constitution and might declare sanctions unconstitu- tional. Dr. Ruiz Qulnazu of Argentina, preslednt of the League council, said hec ountry was not opposed to sanctions, according to the Argen- Ine legation, but there would be no parliamentary session until May. Jnder the circumstances Argentina can only approve of financial and losslbly also of economic sanctions Sec LEAGUE, Pa-EC 9, Col. Florida Co-Ed Is Dead After Wreck ORLANDO, Pia Oct. H Miss Margery Linn Anderson, JO- year eld student of Rollings college, died today of mjuries received In an automobile accident near Maltland yesterday. Miss Evelyn J. Smith, Silver Bush, Tex., was Injured. Football Player Killed In Crash TEXARKANA, Tex., Oct. (If} Thomas, 17, Atlanta, Tex- as. high school football player, died today of Injuries received when the automobile In which he rode over- turned near Naples. Miss Monclln Johnson. Mrs. Royce Wood nnrl Miss Eva Heath, nlso In- jured, were reported recovering in rexarkana hospitals. Bat Man Soars Mile And Half SPENCER, Oct. (OT) from mn airplane >t reel, Roland KamaJc, tftt- ford, IL, mrad a mile and a half on a pair of home-made frlngf and descended safely after uslnf tiro pan- chutn He rave the exhibition a framing by the Mlitvri Business Men's association Uui the nijht would be his last. DrysPush Liquor Act In Senate AUSTIN, Oct. 14 yP) dry.s worked today toward of a liquor control bill which the house would accept and dispatch to the governor. Numerous amendments were of' fered as the senate entered Its third and apparently final day of debatt on the house bill to limit sale of distilled liquor to unbroken pack- ages by licensed private dealers. Two house dry leaders watching proceedings said no change bad been made that would cause thi house to refuse concurrence. House acceptance of senate amendments could speed the bill to the governor soon after Its Should the senate pass the bill with amendments unsatisfactory to the house, however, a conference com- mittee adjustment would be necei- sary. That would cause delay and hold the bill Ju suspense until of a conference report i-i mendmSiroa'Dpfed 15i by the senate scrapped the house bill provision for a liquor control See LEGISLATURE, Pige 9, Col. I Mooney Loses In US Supreme Court WASHINGTON, Oct. Thomas J. Mooney lost again today n his long effort to have the su- preme court pass upon his convtc- .ion of participating in the 1019 3an Francisco Preparedness day pa- ade bombing. The high court refused to act prior to H decision by the Califor- nia courts where the case now Is pending. Last January, the supreme court to pass on the celebrated :ontroversy on the ground Mooney lart not exhausted all avenues open to hfm In the state tribunals. There was an Intimation that when he had done if he decision should be ourt might then consider the case. Counsel for Mooney. in asking for a review, contended the present Cal- fornla proceedings were a "travesty f a judicial hearing" and asserted he high court should take Jurls- ictlon. Continue Case of Albany Man Here The case of Curl Engel, Albany oil lan charged with a statutory of- ense, was continued in 42nd dls- rlct court Monday morning. Judge S. Long granted a defense mo- on for continuance on the ground let an Important witness was ab- Engel is at liberty under bond of 10.000. Italy Charges Great Britain Is Deliberately Provoking War 'Copyright, 1935, by United Press) ROME, Oct. .spokes- men charged heatedly today that Great Britain is provoking deliber- ately a tension between the- two countries that may lend to a Euro- pean war. Officials close to the center of ROV- crnment a unanimous be- lief that Britain intends [o precipi- tate dissension "For quite different than regnrd for authority of the lingua of as one Illph authority put it. The newspaper Voce D'ltalln chnrgrd editorially that "Great Britain Is determined to create European war (it fll costs In order ,o rJefcnt Fascist Itnly." that British wnr vessels n the Mediterranean have refused acknowledge courtesy salutes rom Italiim ships fanned a flame if rreentment slre.idy burning high icvnnsr of British suppression latt ,'cek of a projected International broadcast by Baron Pompeo AloLsl, Italian representative at Geneva, The British Broadcasting company, government monopoly, refused lo relay the address to America. Brit- ish officials explained the action was In pursuance of the sanctions voted against Italy by the League of Nations. A spokesman discussing "These deliberate and provocative offenses" said Italy regarded them as com- plete Justification for taking "Due preparations for. any emergency." The editorial In Vocc D'ltalia, written by Vlrglnio Qayda, recog- nized spokesman ol Fascist policy, said Orcfil Britain is advancing along a "rood of folly" ami await- Iqg only R propitious moment :o he the cannon" of European war. "Increasing concentrations of the British fleet in the Mediterranean cannot but arouse Oayda Sec CHARGES. Put 9, Col. 8 Abllere and clwdy nlKtu and Tuesday. Wol of JOOlh mirMian Generally fnlr Innlght and Tueiday. hasi of 100th mirldlul ParCy (lonay tonight nnd Tuepday. Tempi: ralurfi Sun. Mod. CIOUDY Dry iliermometer RtutlvB humidity ;