Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1935, Abilene, Texas
IDY gftffime .'Itaflp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" -Byron EDI noN VOL. LV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene ftJornJng Newt) NUMBER 115 NAVY BLOCKADE OF ITALY SEEN Centennial Board's Monument Plans Are Ridiculed STANDARD NOT TO EMBARGO OIL Six Important Cogs In Three War Machines TJfflTH war clouds lower- Ing over Brit- ain, Sir Archi- bald Montgom- ery- Massing- berd, right, is cast in an out- standing role as chief of the army imperial staff. The gen- eral served with high honors in the Boer, and World wars. SOLO TO III FORMS Teagle Declares He Sees No Reason Now To Restrict Trade NEW YORK, Oct. C. Teazle, president of the Standard BUSINESS GAIN IS CONTINUING NEW YORK, Oct. The improvement In the production and distribution oj merchandise during September has been extended thus far in October, with few exceptions, the weekly review of Dun Brad- street. Inc., said today. The rate of Improvement from week to week has been moderate, it stated. "The momentum gained during Oil Co., (N. declared today that j the special Columbus day promo- he saw no reason under existing conditions to interfere with the reg- ular commercial oil business be- tween Standard and its Italian sub- sidiary. In a statement Issued from Tea- tpNGLA N D' S gie's office, It was stated "persistent first lord ot t h e panics are discussing a possible Sir Bol ton ji world wide embargo on petroleum Eyres Monsell, j sales to Italy brought forth from shown left In flying kll, Is one of the busiest men in Europe as he direct; operations.oE the constantly eliift- ,lng British fleets that are massed near the war zone. ING a native 1 vision Slii m drive. Gulseppe Pa- Tone, r I sit, cajled toe-'.'Black ifeyU" for fils eiqilolta in Li' He was a World War haro and -was with D'Antfjnito wlieQ Flume. ot the in the WorZd War, Marshal Fletro Badogllo. left, is Italy's chief ot the general staff. He "won lame 'by estab- lishing order in Tripoli and Cy- Tenaica, rebel- lion-torn Ttallar .colonies In tin .northern, part o Afric.1, "DAS KASSA, right. Is one ot tie abl est generals ot the Ethiopian forces battling Italian Invaders In the north. His troope are massed in the sector from Gon- dar to Debat, jeady to com- t tho advance of tiie enemy armies. A HIGH com- m a n d has been entrusted by Mussolini t" the Duke oE Bergamo, left, 37-year-old bach- elor cousin of King Victor Emmanuel III, in the Ethiopian campaign. The duke wag as- signed to tlio general staff at his own request, the Standard Oil Co. (N. J.) a flat denial of any knowledge of such discussion. "An Italian subsidiary of Stand- ard Oil Co. (N. Societa Italo- Amerlcan pel Petrollo, has been marketing petroleum products in It- aly for more than forty years." The Teagle statement continued that "his company had not been ap- proached, with any suggestions that It restrict regular shipments to Its Italian subsidiary and that he saw po reason under existing conditions wllh the regular which has been: oarilril on uritffy." AIXBED TO Oct. Allred plans to visit fairs at Jasper tomorrow morning and Beaumont tomorrow night. HALE COUNTT PIONEER DIES PLAINVIEW, Oct. M. Buchanan. 73, prominent Hale coun- ty farmer, died today at his home. Any Noise Annoys an ZION. Ill, Oct. bur Glenn Voliva, overseer of this unique religions community, de- termined to protect his Hock from nnaeemly Influences, today threatened court action to stop the of oysters. Among the taboos of Zlon, where one can be arrested for smoking a cigarette on the street, were patent medicines, drugs, pork, Lard, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, medical oysters. Voliva, who claims title to the city and Us industries in the name of hta Christian apostolic church and decreed that oysters even during the "R" months could not be sold here, said, "I will fight all the way to the su- preme court if to en- force his ruling. tlonal events led to a vlgorlous. ex- pansion of consumer buying survey throughout the the said. "Even though the weather was too balmly in some districts to permit the ready absorption of Fall appar- el, a gain was reported by nearly every city. The rise in retail sales from the preceding week's ranged up to 15 to 20 per cent, while the estimated average for the country, as a whole was higher by 8 to IS yer cent than for the corresponding 1934 week, xxx "A rising price level, which prompted fresh commitments cover- ing more distant needs featured buying In most of the wholesale di- visions, but mall orders generally were larger than a week earlier and covered a wider range of Items. "Production of electrical equip- ment average ID per cent higher than a year ago, and sanitary and heating equipment about 20 per the review stated. Railroad Board Sets State Production At Daily rall- road today set an al- lowable Sf barrels for Tex- as oil fields. for November, an In- crease of- barrels from the September schedule. Production In the East Texas field November 1, based on a per- mitted dally flow of 2.8 per cent of the average hourly potential, was estimated at barrels, com- pared with 422.847 barrels on effec- tiveness of the existing order Sep- tember 23. Allowables for district increased were, In barrels: West Central, to Panhandle, to Wesi Texas, to East Cen- tral. Southwest Texas. to Gulf to and Osborne-area, new district, District schedules unchanged were: Moore county, North Texas. and Foard county, 837. The Osborne area district In east- See OIL. Page 15, Col. 5 Injured Man Is Reported Better Improvement in the condition of C. H. Flowers of St. Jo, Texas, was reported at the West Texas Baptist hospital today. He suffered a frac- tured skull when he apparently fell from a freight train near Clyde ear- ly Thursday morning, hospital at- tendants reported. Flowers was found about a.m. by a member of a railroad crew. He was In ft semi-conscious condi- tion, lying on the side of the Texas Pacific tracks In the cattleyard west'of Clyde. He regained con- sciousness this morning. Mass Murderer Badly Wounded IASI, Rumania, Oct. mass murdered Vaslle Tcacluc, who confessed slayliig more than 20 per- is recently, was wounded serious- by police bullets In an attempt escape Thursday, was said to be grave. Tcacluc yesterday His condition confessed to police he had killed six more per- sona and burled them In one of tils former homes on the outskirts ol Jasl. When he reached the house, his handcuffs were removed. Tcacluc made a headlong dive through ft window bat an alert officer ibpt (be tlfttt m WICHITA VOTE IZENGE'SLIFE RECALL IS DEMANDED Appeals Courts Grants Man- State Says He Decreed Liv- New Austrian Dictator To Be Less Friendly To England (Cojiyrigh't'.'igSS; United Press) VIENNA, Oct. Ernst Budiger von Starhmberg, friend and admirer of Benlto Mussolini, today ordered full ahead toward consolidation of his virtual dictator- ship over Austria. Unifies Militia The fascist vice-chancellor, whose power overshadows the nominal au- still resting in the hands of Cha-.ellor Kurt Schuschnigg after yesterday's bloodless coup, took his first step toward control of the country by consolidating military organizations into a unified na- tional militia. This instrument of power is to be known as the voluntary militia and Austrian home protection corps. keystone of Starhembcrg's policy was set forth In a govern- mint communique which said: 3Tt goes without saying that the BJms of Austrian foreign policy wil not be altered. The policy always pursued has had as its aim pres- ervation of Independence and promotion of' the country's economic interests. This policy re- quires that, while friendly relations with all countries are desirable, oth- See AUSTRIA, Page 15, Col. 6 T F ISTEXULSO Sweetwater Man Dies From Burns Special to The Reporter SWEETWWATER. Oct. N. Davis, 79, died this morning at 8 o'- clock of bums suffered two weeks ago when a kerosene stove exploded In his home. Funeral rites will be held at 4 o'- clock this afternoon in the John- ston Funeral chapel with Rev. M. M. Beavers, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Davis had been a resident of Sweetwater since 1897. He Is surviv- ed by a stepson, Jess Hemby of Sweetwater. damus Petition FORT WORTH, Oct. The second court of civil appeals to- day affirmed the Judgment of Wichita county district court which Branted a mandamus petition seek- ing to force a recall election involv- ing twB Wichita Falls officials. The petition was filed In Thirtieth district court, which ordered the calling of recall elections Involving Mayor John Young and Alderman Mack Taylor. Originally petitions asking recall elections involving the mayor and the alderman were filed separately with tlie board at alderrr.nn of Wichita Balls, but the board delayed calling the elections until after the asserted, legal time had expired. Sev- eral citizens then filed the man- damus petition. The higher court opinion was written by Associate Justice Marvin H. Brown. Both officials Involved In ,he mandamus petition, an now In J ing Death For Bauer CHICAGO, Oct. 1 Jurors at the trial of Mandcvllle W. Zenge, for the emasculation slaying of Dr. Walter John Bauer were told today by Prosecutor Mai Coghlan that Zengn "decreed a living death" lor his rival In love, and Intended, as part of his plot, that Bauer should live. Coghlan, opening final arguments in the case, declared: "Zenge wanted to frustrate Bauer's marriage to Louise Shaffer. "He decreed a living death for him. It would have been far more merciful to kill the doctor. That's the hatred and malice this mind Is capable The 20-year-old Missouri farmer sat staring straight ahead as .the final arguments began. Without disputing the stag's evidence that he attacked and emasculated 38- year-old Dr. Bauer, 17 days after XRNOE, tow V, Abilene and lonlghl ana Saturday, warmer Balurdiy. Weil ot lOOUi msrldlnn ilr In norlh, cloudy, probahly showers In noulh porllor, tonight and prob- ably light frost exposed placei In Pun- Candle tonight, warmer In north porllon E.ut -of :ooih Cloudy, ahowera In nouih and en it portion- on and Saturday; allBMly cooler In noiMieail portion tonljtht; warmer In norlh- portion Saturday. Temperatures Midnight Noon Perry, El Paso, Member Of Commission, Says Recommendations Of Historians Wrong AUSTIN, Oct. 18. Centennial monument recom- mendations of the board of his- torians to assist the central cen- tennial commission were ridi- culed by Wallace Perry, El Paso member of the commis- sion, today. Selections of memorials and places selected for the monu- ments criticized, as was the poor treatment of El Paso and Weit Texas generally. Basically Wrong Separating Bonham, Bowie, Crock- ett, and Travis from the Alamo would be like erecting a. statue of Babe Ruth on a football gridiron Perry told fellow members of the commission. Proposed memorial to Philip Nolan In Hill Bounty was es- pecially condemned. Perry also attacked the historian's recommendations as basically wrong. the only portion of the centennial- act which gives the centennial celebrations' and expoil- tlons outside Dallas' and that, the duties of the historians was to deal chiefly with such celebrations. "Yet the historical board com- pletely ignores the celebration Perry said. "The only Intimation I get from their report. In the way of celebration, Is that It Is going to be ft year of rejoicing for the monu- ment makers.' Without detracting from the hon- or due revolutionary soldiers and statesmen, Perry suggested that there be some sense of proportion In their evaluation. Referrlm; to the board recommendation for 17 statues at each. Perry said: "It seems to me, if we are going into the statue business on a scale like that, we ought to order a standard mould and turn them out on the See CENTENNIAL, Page IB, Col. 5 Negro Dies, Four 'Hurtjn Wreck One Stamford negro was killed and four others were hurt late Fri- day morning when a front tire on their car blew out and the machine overturned on highway 4-30 ten miles north of Abilene. Johnny Richard died In an am- bulance en route to the West Texas Baptist sanitarium. Others entered for treatment of Injuries were Jery- lene Curry, chest Injury; Lena Rich- ard, lacerations of face and head; Murial Jean Richard, about 10 years of age, bruised; and Vergle Parker, left leg and arm Injury. X-ray pic- tures were made to determine tte extent to which Vergle Parker was hurt. The negroes were brought to the hospital here In two ambulances sent from the Laughter funeral home. Actress Dies of Bullet Wound Harriet Walke, film mclrtai, mi found thai la the brunt at an 4Bta camp near Hollywood, tuccumblnff on the way to a pltaL She is shown wllh Lloyd Smith. 30, who Bald they planned to be married u aoon aa they received final divorce decrees from their respective matea, (Asosclaled Press Legislature Quits To Neither House is Able Muster a Quorum Until Monday AUSTIN. Oct. Legisla- tors called into special session to enact an old age pension plan Idled again today In the second day of the half-week-old meeting. Inattentive to pleas of the gover- nor to "get to work." neither house attempted to transact business and both adjourned until Monday. Senators held probably one of their shortest sessions. They met at 10 o'clock and adjourned two minutes later. Representatives dis- cussed pension legislation Informal- ly for 45 minutes and then quit for ;he week. Neither house developed a quorum. oll calls yesterday showed the ab- sence of the required number to AUSTIN, Del. (UP) Irani one group of laxpayrrA n-njil th'n leg- lilahm to htcd Governor Allred'H re- quest to let to work. Slsly Alvarado ellliene. HjEned tbn follonlnB ortlef lo Rrp. Yemon Lxmrnii: "Thn rlllEene of your district de- mand that yon do nomrlhlnr or eomr home. We am becoming llrrrt of J'oilr [ftxlly, nnd wonld Bpprrrlale It very math If you would nflim- nomo nrllon." one cf the hnuBc'i mnnt ralUiful-mrmbRri, hail the teller rmd it geMlnn. conduct session and no effort was made to compel attendance of ab- sentees. Pension bills approved by commit- tee awaited action in both cham- bers. House sponsors said they hoped to start consideration Mon- day. An estimated persons would qualify under the house bill at an approximate cost of an- I See LEGISLATURE, Fafe IS, Col. C Film Extra Mysteriously Slain On Streets of Hollywood LOS ANGELES, Oct. Similarity of two recent baffling shootings, In which a dim extra was slnln and a waitress was wound- ed, today set police ballistics ex- perts at work to determnle whether the same unknown gunmnn was re- sponsible for both crimes. A 20-year-old film player, Mrs. Harriett Walke, was shot to death last Sunday night as she walked home along a North Hollywood street. Prom her body, autopsy surgeons recovered a .22 caliber bullet. A month ago, Patay McCormlck, drive-In sandwich shop waitress. was wounded while at work by a .22 bullet, fired by an unknown as- sailant. In both shootings, police worked on the theory that, the shots were fired from a passing automobile. Acting on a request from Mrs. Walke's parents at Port Worth, Texas, Lloyd Smith, friend of the slain actress, left lust nlfiht with the body for the burial In the southern city. NORWAY EMBARGOES ARMS OSLO, Norway, Oct. government announced today that It had placed an arms embargo against Italy. Be Ready To 'Whip The Devil' OutOfAny Attaching Enemy THOMAS L. BLANTOM HUNG JURY IN FOSTER TRIAL Unable To Agree In Murder Case At Wichita Dry thermometer thermometer ..M' feuakllty ..21% t'M WICHITA FALLS, Oct. The Jury trying Ralph Foster of BurkhUrnett on a charge of murder- his wife at their home In that city last June 23 was discharged upm shortly before noon today when the I foreman reported there was no pra- slbUUy. or reaching a, verdict. The United States Icarr.cd Its lesson In the World war, and will not be drawn Into the present European maelstrom, Congressman Thos. L. Blanton siild Friday morn- ing In an address to the Abilene high school student body. "Our safest and surest way to keep out of war Is for us to be able to whip the very devil out of any nation having a desire to nt- tack Blanton added, "and no nation U going to attack us if they know we are amply prepared to de- fund ourselves and repel all In- vasions." To that described by tho nation's military forces are being iteadlly strength-, encd, with particular attention paid to the outlying possessions of Ha- waii and the Panama canal, which Blanton _ias lately Inspected as a member of the congressional sub- committee that prepares the annual supply bill for the war department carrying all appropriations for mili- tary purposes and national defense. Abstract of the congressman's ad- dress to the students: "In previous eras, under the false doctrine that "might makes when a strong nation coveted the lands of the weak, the strong mur- dered and subjugated the and took us plunder their lands and property. Piracy prevailed on the Sra BLANTON, U, CtL Britain Apparently Alone In Efforts To Stop Duce; Other Nations Apathetic GENEVA, Oct. 18. A. naval blockade againjt July appeared to many delegate! to the league of nations ai a libility today, despite a state- ment in official British that a blockade was not now contemplated as a new sanction for Italy's attempt at connqest in Ethiopia. "Blockade ij War" Some delegates saw the blockade as possible if there appeared little hope of starting real peace negotia- tions And the application of other sanctions was found a slow and In- effective means of halting Premier Mussolini's military moves. Although an Italian spokesman told The Associated Press "t naval blockade Is reports of the yrobablllty of the blockade Increas- ed, partly because of an amendment to the British "buy nothing from It- lay" plan presented to the sub-com- mittee on economic sanctions today. In the amendment all league states were asked to Inform the league by Oct. 38 whether they aia officially ready to put Into effect boycott against Italy. On Oct. 39, n British spokesman said, the league will fix the date when economic sanctions will actually be put Into force. Reports circulated, that U on Oct. only, a countries Have" expressed will- ingness to put economic -sanctions Into operation, Britain will argue that the' system of sanctions Is ob- viously Ineffective and something more potent must be done to force an end to the Italb-Ethloplan WAT. In other words. It Is argued by delegates that a naval blockade will be found Inevitable. France Declines to Say Yes or No (Copyright, 1935, by Ass'd. Press) PARIS, Oct. sources disclosed today that, before France moves In any direction in :he present International crisis, she must know: I. How far Britain will go In naval sanctions against Italy. 3. Just what Premier Mussolini of [taly demands as a minimum in re- turn for calling off his war against Ethiopia. Until Premier Laval and his cab- inet are definitely Informed on ;hesc two points, these authorities declared, France will not reply to he British demand for a definite 'yes" or "no" answer on the criti- cal question of whether the Frencb. See WAR, Col. 3 SHIP DAMAGES LANDING GEAR Nine Aboard Westbound AA Sleeper Unhurt PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. The westbound American Airlines sleeper plane carrying nine persons WKS badly damaged today when the landing gear collapsed, but no In- juries resulted; Passengers continued their trip after another .ship had been sent from Los Angeles. They Included Pete Cawthon, coach of the Texas Tech football team at Lubbock. Cawthon Is en route to scout the Loyola-University of Arizona game in Los Angeles tonight. Dr. Gray Speaks At Health Meet WACO, Oct. General McCraw dlscusred Indus- trial laws for health protection to- day at a luncheon given by Texas Public Health association. Several phases of public health work here discussed by authorities. Dr. W. K. fiharpe. Jr., U. S. piiblle health service, spoke on county health units. Dr. Q. A. Gray of Abilene was among the other speak- Thc three-day public health I elation convention ends today With the election of officers and leltctlon of the next mectlnK place. A Kllgore delegation flew hen by piano today to extend an InvJUUoo for the next convention.