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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WTfHOUT M WITH OFFWSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Ful Leased Wlm If IMhdfrm (UP) ABH.ENE. TEXAS, BOHDAV, OCTOBER 21. IKS- TEN PA8ES (Evening Edition of Tte AMem MM) NUNtOHM Italy Launches "Big Push" In Africa Aviatrix Ruth Nichols Seriously Hurt In Plane Mad Rush to Safety From Italian Air Bombers at ItMonUntn Ofaden front, 10 Hanr" end the native treepe scarrylng from their trench (at by air raMa b vividly to this raded to America by plane and radio from the The tear e< exfbdlni seobaieTrfHed by UM honMnf of the Italian army k enough to Teft) IB aeattar tMwelra -5nrroiuidlnr fields.. 150 Persons Killed In Weekend Wrecks c Both Houses Begin De bate On the Old Age Pension Question AUSTIN, Oct. 21.-----A natura resources tax was pitted against a general sales tax In the senate to- day as both houses began debate on old age pension bills. A flurry of criticism and defense 'Governor Allred's policies preced- pension debate. In the house the governor was charged as being "as much to blame for the situation as the while senators refused, 8 to 19, to suspend rules on a resolution ask- ing the governor for specific recom- mendations on pension and liquor regulation. Senator W. R. Poage of Waco pro- posed the natural resources levy, ''imposing a tux of 10 per cent on oil, gas and sulphur production to pay pensions as a substitute for a See LEGISLATURE, Page 10, Col. 1 Abilene Mid (air lo- Blfhl uid ol IMUi meridian Fair lonllhl; Tueiday partly cloudy, prob- ably ihoTvera In ia." of IMUl meridian (Km: la noruii irally fair lonlehl and Tueid.y; cooler and central portions tonight. TeniperalureH Sun. Mon. p.m. a.m. S3 71 S3 71 Be eg 67 S4 i 12 7 SO t t 10 11 XUnlJht 97 Noon 75 lunrlM Tp.lru 7a.m. DTJ Uiarmoir.eler srt' Wtl IMlUn Hundreds of Others Are In- jured In Accidents Over The Country By TIH AHiuClaled PreM A total of ISO persons lost their lives and hundreds were mjurec In highway and street motor ca accidents over the week-end. Sidney Smith, cartoonist, wi killed In a collision near Harvarc 111. Five were killed in a true! collision near Tacoma, Wash. Tw were killed and eight Injured when four cars and ,a truck piled up hi log and blocked traffic for sev eral hours at a bridge on U. S highway 40, main cross-state road near Fulton, Mo. New York with la dead headed the list. Fatalities reported in other state: were: Missouri 12, Michigan, Hli nols and Pennsylvania, nine each Texas, Illinois and North Carolina 10 each; Oklahoma, seven; Califor- nia., Ohio, Florida, Kansas and Washington, six each; Louisiana and Tennessee, five each; Georgia and Virginia, three Indiana and Mississippi, two Ar- kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska few Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota and Wisconsin, one each. Violent death claimed ten victims in Texas during the week-end. Six were killed in automobile ac- cidents, one fell from a window, two were suicides and one person was drowned. Boatmen dragged Lake Wichita Monday, seeking the body of Morris Crow, 15, believed drowned Sunday when his boat capsized. Mrs. Fred Williams died In a Burkburr.ett hospital Sunday from gunshot wounds which officers earned were Belf-lnfllctcd. She had ttended an all-night party with her nusband and another couple. No motive for her action was leprned. Cecil Ramos, 35, was kllle i and wo companions were Injured when automobile Ramos was driving ;ruck a switch engine at Austin aturday night. Mrs. Frances B. Chltwood, SI, of San Marcos, was killed Sundny on ha Beaumont-Houston highway hen her husband swerved their utomobtle to avoid a crash with another machine and the Chltwood car plunged Into a ditch. J. S. Johnson, 63, wns killed Sun- day near Conway when his automo- bile collided with another car as he FOUR HURT IN CAR ACCIDENT Woman In Hospital at Breck Not Expected to Live Special to the Reporter. BRECKENRIDGE, Oct. SI. Three" men aiyl a woman were In tne Breckenridge hospital today with serious Injuries received In an automobile accident on highway 1-A five miles east of Albany late Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Edna Pitts of Detroit Is in a critical condition, and little hope is held for her recovery, sold phy slclans. Her left lung is punctured three ribs broken, the left shoulder fractured near the shoulder and she has severe lacerations and bruises Fear was expressed that A. G Bedner, Graham oil man, will lose his Jeft eye. In addition to the eye injury, he has a broken nose. Bill Whlteslde of Breckenridge has a dislocated hip, facial lacera- tions and a severe arm injury. Thomas H. Green, who has been with a ir.ediclne show at Graham for several weeks, has a fractured right ankle and cuts and bruises. The four were riding In a new Plymouth sedan belonging to Bed- ner. On a curve the machine crashed into a concrete bridge abut- ment and sldeswlped a car In which Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Webb of Albany were riding. The Webbs were not injured, but their car was badly damaged. The Bedner automobile wrecked and the bridge rail damaged. was was Buster Keaton Is Gravely 111 HOLLYWOOD, Oct. Jl (UK- Grave concern over the condition of 3uster Keaton, film comedian suf- fering from pneumonia complicat- ed by a nervous breakdown, was expressed by physicians today. Keaton was removed from his home to a private hospital after several days Illness. He was strick- en with Influenza last week. It developed Into pneumonia and when he took a turn for the worse Saturday It wu said he also had uffered a nervous breakdown. OALVESTON MAN KItLED OALVESTON, Oct. was killed early today when ita automobile hit a concrete em- on the Oalveston wall. He was about 35 years old. HU wife Son of Rogers Sets A Record at Calf Roping VICTORVILLE. Calif.. Oct. 21 -LUeniij Into his father's boob, Jimmy, son of the late Will Rogeri, won the calf- roping context and set a new record at the Sunday Vlclorvilie rodeo. Young Rogers wore a pair of hli father's boots and twirled his rope with the Rogen' deft- neu, brinrlng down a 425-pound "calf" In 25 seconds. Officials said It was a new amateur rec- ord. An a rider, however, young Rogers failed. A hone named "Frank Scully" toesed him In two seconds. Twenty Passenger Plane Wrecked By Fire; Miss Nichols Receives Se vere Burns TROY, N. 7., Oct. 21. (AP Euth Nichols, one of America's ace airwomen, i five of her employes were injnr ed today in the crash of a 20-passenger plane at Troy air port. Miss Nicholi WM removed to the Samaritan hospital in Tro; where her condition was de icribed M lerioui. "We do not know the full exten of her a hospital atterid- ant jeid. "She Is In the operating room. She Is quite badly Injured and also suffered severe burns.' Her' pilot, Captain Harr Hublltch of New York, also was seriously'in- jured. The other four apparently escap- ed with minor injuries. They were; Ray Hanes, Benlte, Ohio, me- chanlc. William HoK (address unavall MJis Gladys Berklnhelaer (ad- dress frlfia Nena of Gladys (address It was the third'1 'crash- for the record-breaking airwoman from N. Y. She leaped from her burning ship In Louisville, Ky. once, and cracked up on the take off for a transocean flight at St John, N. B., In 1931. So varied were the stories of eye- witnesses that only guess work was possible to explain today's crash Orie eye-witness was positive in hi: b-Uaf that the ship caught fire shortly after it took off from Troy airport. Another said Miss Nichols at- tempted to Jump when she saw that an accident was certain, and landed'In a tree. Notices Sent to Bidders On Federal Project In Abilene PUBLISHER IS SERIOUSLY ILL Contract on the Pine and Cedar street underpass In Abilene, a fed- !eral recovery project carried over I from 1931, wll be let Tuesday, No- vember 5, the state highway depart- ment has notified contractors. Previously it had been announced that bids would be received and let- i ting mode on the 12th. On Contractors throughout the state have received their formal notlcfs ion the Job, Identified as U. S 'Project No. 581-D, N. R. M. (na- A former Abllenlan. Grady Kin- tlonal recovery The solving. Is seriously 111 In his Corpus Plans Provide for construction ol "Q1Q 1_O nf Tovnc Ar Pft, But Reports Pierson Gets A Sanity Test Filer Hurt RUTH NICHOLS AUSTIN. Oct. SI Judge C. A. Wheeler today granted Howard Plenoh, 11, confessed pa triclde, a unity hearing' on appllca tlon of the youth's The lunacy trial a dlstrfc court jury would determine If Pier son is legally