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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1935, Abilene, Texas C O LI LED R Reporter -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOOJIE SKETCH YtfUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT tOEf-Byron VOL LV. Fun Leased Wlrtt of AttOoUWftVM (MM (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDJf, OCTOBER ft1M6- TWELVE PAGES Edition of Tha AMem Homing ROM) NUMBER HI NEAR FREEZING HERE TONIGHT Britain Proposes To Strengthen Defensive WARNING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATORS PHY FINES Leave U. S. to Fight For Italy One honored and ieveoteen jaunt reaerrlsts Iron New PhJua- delphU and mMwestem cttlM sailed from New York aboard the Italian liner Sex in response to Premier MuuoUni'i call to the colon In the war against Ethiopia. Cheering and singing, they an ahown .top) u the Bex, with only 194 other passengen aboard, polled bray from the pier Only a few. American disregarded Prtaident Roosevelt1! withdrawal of government protection of effl- ITOM traveling on ships of warring nations. OR 4TRAWN-WEATHERFORD CUTOFF TO BE NUMBERED HIGHWAY ONE But Only After Surfacing Is Completed, Commission Tells Milburn McCarty's Committee ALLRED ASKS SALARY BILL Would Replace Fees; Impor- tance Emphasized AUSTIN, Oct. Sub- stitution of salaries for fees of of- fice was submitted to the special session of the Texas legislature as a second topic by Gov. James V. All- red today. The additional topic was ted In a brlet message which com- mended progress on pension legis- lation. It said: ji "In view of the progress made in 'SMrnection with old age pension legislation, I am submitting to you the matter of substituting salaries tor fees as provided In consti- tutional amendment adopted on August 24. "I am sure I need not emphaslzo the Importance of action on this lubject during this session." The governor signed H. B. 93 of (M. 1 State highway 1, the Bankhead, most- Important east-west route through Texas, will be re-numbered on a 45-mile stretch, the highway commission yesterday announced. Highway 89, a cut-off from Strawn to Weatherford on which grades and drainage structures been completed, will be re-d'sslgnated as highway No. 1, the commission said- but only after the surfacing has been the state has no funds for that now. Request for the re-deslgnatlon was made by committees from Parker, Erath, southern Palo pinto and Eastland counties, formed Into an association under 'leadership of Milburn McCarty, attorney of East- and. McCarty and associates have been lining up counties westward, recently calling on the highway committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce. D. K. Martin, member of the ilghway commission, said Tuesday no protest has been received from Mineral Wells or other points af- ected against the commission's plan to give No. 15 to the present route of No. 1 from Metcalf Gap to Weatherford through Palo Pinto ind Mineral Wells. No. 15 was re- fci is, COLt Capiases to Be Issue For 100 or More Who Ignore Summons Abilene traffic violators who ha' Ignored summons to corporatio court in the past four months wi "pay double" for their indlfferenc toward the laws. Mayor C. L. Johnson announced today that Abilene police will be de tailed to serve approximately 101 capiases at once for persons falling to appear to pay fines. The fin will be doubled unless the traffl violator reports before served capias. "This practice Is not right and th commission will not tolerate on person paying and another falling to said Johnson. "We wll bear down on traffic regulations o every kind including speeding." September report from the pollc records reveals 120 tickets were is sued for violations. wer [hied, 28 were excused and 89 falle So appear. Overparklng headed th list with 17 tickets and parking In alleys ranked-Bext with 28. Other traffic., offehsfe.Included parking on itJSiSi-iililB 2, parking in-reserv ed 1 and speeding 1. The August report showed 15 traffic laws were broken, 21 wer fined, 43 excused and 71 did not report. Officers said that 'all persons caught speeding had paid thelr flnes In the past few months. Th Overparklng law Is trampled on mos frequently by the autolsts. Snyder Man And Brother Reunite After 30 Years Oct. Two brothers, formerly of Ansonia Conn, were reunited Tuesday at th California Pacific International ex position, after a separation.of S years. The two men, Seth Aloney, 40 Snyder, Texas, cotton broker an Luke B. Aloney, 44, Walla Walla Wash., chiropractor, met In one o the exhibit buildings and recognlz ed each other at once. Is Sentenced On Narcotics Coun SAN ANGELO. Oct. Pleading guilty to a narcotics sale count, Fred C. Keyes, of Sttn Ange lo. Tuesday was sentenced to serv IS months in the Leavenworth pen Itentlary by Federal Judge Wlllla: Atwell. The judge said that h had Information that Keyes' sale extended to Abilene, Big Spring Midland, Odessa and Eden. A. Julius Gray and Richard Grit fin, both young men, were sentenc ed to six months In Jail but Judgi Atwell suspended the terms during one year's probation. Stores to Close Armistice Day Abilene Retail Merchants as- sociation announced that stores will be closed November llth In observance of Armistice day. Slorett not belonging to the as- ooclatlon have also been ashed to cooperate by closing for the holiday, said C. R. Pennlngton, secretary. Armistice Is one of the fonr holidays observed by the retail merchants. The others are Thanksgiving, Christmu and Independence day. JOCKEY GIVES UP LOUISVILLE, Oct. Willie (Smoky) Saunders, ace Jock- ey, surrendered to Commonweriith's Attorney Merit O'Nei] here this aft- ernoon for questioning in the auto- mobile ride dfath of Mrs. Evelyn Bltwmskl, 24-year old Louisville matron. SHOT IN SHOULDER PARJS, Texas, Oct. O. White was shot In the shoulder aft- er a quarrel at a sandwich shop here early today. Esker Warren was arrested and charged with as- MUit tltti jotcut to murder. Loves Buster Un. Buster Kcnton Former. .Wife Offers TO Nurse Stricken Star Back To Health LOS ANGELES, Oct. The divorced wife of 'Buster Keaton waited outside the film comedian's hospital room today with an.offer to "make up" and help nurse him back to health again. Mrs. Mae Elizabeth Keaton, who divorced the frozen-faced screen actor only a few weeks ago, express- ed a desire to forget all past, pres- ent and .pending complaints, as well as her alimony. Once a nurse herself. Mrs. Keaton aid: know I can help him. I nurs ed him through a similar collaps three years ago and I can do again." Atendahts at the National Mill tary home at Sawtelle disclosed tha Keaton still was in a "serious con dltion" today. He was placed In private ward at the home after physical let-down developed Into nervous disorder. "If he's worried about flnancla matters, I'll take care of him unt he can his studio" vol unteered Mrs. Keaton. "I'm able ti See KEATONS, Page II, Col. 2 OF WAR USED BY New Deal Tells High Court Uncertainty Is Hurting Gov't WASHINGTON, Oct. The new deal today asked the su- rerne court to hasten consideration i the cotton processing tax case uncertainty "is materially iterferring with administration of he normal functions of the govern- ment. Solicitor General Stanley Reed .motlon to hear argument ov. 20 In the government's appeal Clrcult court ruling processing taxes Invalid. Kted said confusion had resulted om various low court decisions on he processing taxes. Attorneys for the receivers of the oosac Mills Corp. which obtained ic ruling which held the process- g tax unconstitutional, filed a lef in response opposing that date. i 'he argu- ents being heard. Dec. 8. Edmond M. Toland, attorney for 6 tllat his MSOCI- es felt Nov. 20 was too early for em to prepare their case. Tho government's brief said: 'The question as to ccnstltution- Italo Ethiopian Conflic In Africa Marking Tim But Troops Move T Battle Lines By the Associated Press. The British government, ia; ing it was running risks in it efforts for international peace proposes today the strengthen ing of its defensive forces. Prime Minister Stanley Bald win, calling the parliamentary elections for Nov. 14, laid h would go to the people for top port of defensive rearmament. In Midst of Fern Talk Jlit conservative prime minister' declaration came In the midst of peace talk and diplomatic conyersa Sons' to end Mussolini's Invasion lr Ethiopia. Previously, Sir Samuel Roare1 pacific address In the commons which left the way clearly open fo ,n end to the hostilities in East Af rlca without the Imposition of mill tary sanctions by the League of Na done to generall allay the fears of European strlJ resultant from the Italo-Ethlopl The of Blr EB foreign secretary, had also greatl lessened IM tense feeling prevaliln In recent weeks between Italy an England. As if to assure II Duce his rearm ameht program was not directed a fascist Italy, the British prime mln Ister said: "I am not speaking of any kind o unilateral rearmament dlrectec either In. reality or Imagination against any particular country. "It Is a strengthening of the de tensive services within the frame work of the League of Nations fo the sake of international peace ant not for selfish ends." Doesn't Mention Campaign While he did not mention th Italian campaign against Ethiopia, Baldwin by Implication staunchl defended the sanctions penalties im Posed against Italy by the leagu and stated: "It behooves us to see what wi can do to make the league ade quate. If I Km returned to power I will make the most earnest effor of 'which I am capable to that end. While -Britain has steadily fralned from closing the road tc peace In East Africa, the prime mln Ister's remarks only emphasize! more clearly the fact that any peac concluded In East Africa must be acceptable to the League of Nations which outlawed Mussolini as an ag gressor for his conquest of Hall Selassie's empire. Mussolini's terms; for ending hi Invasion, it was thought probable See WAR, Page 11, Col. 3 Navy and Marine Pilots Are Killed PBN8ACOLA, Pla., Oct. Lieutenants R, P. Ooates, of the navy, and N. J. Pusel, of the marine corps, were killed today when plane piloted by Coates crashed Into nother flying in the same forma- tion., v Navy Lieutenant C. S. Wlllard, pl- otlng the other plane, managed to and safely despite a damaged wing. Lieutenant P. T. Corbln, flying with Wlllard, balled out and was unln- ured. The shjps were flying In a nine- plane formation at a height of about as a part of in- tructlons all the naval air station. Coatea and Pusel were graduates f the naval academy In the class f Both were married. Barrow's Uncle Sent To Prison FOBT WORTH, Oct. Barrow, 62-year-old uncle of Clyde Biirrov, deceaaed south- driperado, wai under two year sentence today for for- gery. A tuj In criminal dlflrlct court ynterdty found him nllly al several forged checkl tor pgrchuet of livestock. Discount On Taxes For Early Payment Is Unconstitutiona AUSTIN, Oct. Dls counts payment of taxes were held by the state su- preme courTlbday. Mandamus applications to require State Comptroller George Sheppard to accept payments with discount were refused. In an opinion, the court held the act of the last legis- lature providing such discounts "wholly unconstitutional and void." The act, sponsored by Rep. Sarah T. Hughes, Dallas, now district Judge, permitted payment of 97 per cent of the total tax in October, 98 per cent in November, and 99 per :ent in December. .Full tax became due In January under its terms. Rowan Drilling; Co., Fort Worth, and Magnolia. Petroleum company, Dallas, proffered taxes with the dis- count deducted. Upon Sheppard's refusal to accept the proffered amounts as full payments, mandam uses were requested. Justice Crltz ruled the law viola lated several sections of the con stltutlon, particularly the prohlb tions against exemption of proper from and more than one va uatlon during a tax year. The law proposed a three cent discount to taxpayers remlttln in October, two per cent If paid November and one per cent If pa In December. The suit was brougl by the Rowan Drilling Co. and th Magnolia Petroleum Co. alte Comptroller George R. Sheppard re fused to accept less than the full assessment. "Manifestly the constitution! prohibition against exemption property from taxation by law ap piles to a part of such property u See DECISION, Page 11, Col. 1 Modified Sales Tax Plan Before House Would Be Combined With V ltidn Levies Oot. mod- ified 1 1-2 per cent sales tax com- bined with a 12 cent hike In major occupation levies held the attention of the Texu house of representatives today. Rep. R. W. Calvert.' HUlsboro, sought to offer the tax, estimated to raise nearly annually, as an .amendment to the taxless pen- sion, bill sponsored by Rep. Harlee Morrison, Terrell. The tax, which sponsors said met approval of Oov. James V. Wired, was object of a polnt-of-order against Its germane- iess. Speaker Coke R. Stevenson lad not ruled at noon recess. The tax-pension bill fostered by Calvert levies a I 1-2 per cent gross receipts tax on certain personal services and on retail sales, exempt- ng foodstuffs, medicine, and clothes costing up to In addition, it raises occupation taxes 12 1-2 per cent on natural gas. Insurance com- >anles, Pullman and dining cars, iulphur, theatres, telephone and telegraph companies, private utlll- See LEGISLATURE, Page 11, Col. 2 Kinqsford-Smfth on Hop to Australia MARSEILLES, Prance, Oct. Charles Klngsford-Smlth. undertaking a fast flight from England to Australia, arrived here ,oday after a three and a half hour lop from London and took oil again n an attempt to reach Baghdad, raq, by nightfall. He said he would land at Athens, ireece, If he found he was unable reach Baghdad by evening. Expert Testifies Pierso Suffered Delusions of Being 'Savior' AUSTIN, Oct.. Expert testimony that Howard Plerson, 2! year-old patricide, was sutferin from delusions he was destined I bo a "savior of mankind" was Intro duced at his sanity hearing hei today. "Be thinks a number of Import ant people have been Intrusted Witt his Dr. W. R. Hous ton of Austin, physician and forme teacher of mental diseases in th University of Georgia, testified. "He believes these personages an watching over his destiny becaus there Is to ne another savior c mankind and that everything wi! come out all right." Dr. Houston was the first witness In the efforts of defense attorney to show young Pierson Is Insan and unable to make a rational de fense against charges he murdere his father and mother. Associate Justice William Pier-son of the state supreme court and Mrs. Plersor last April 24. In response to questions, Di Houston said Plerson was "un questionably Insane and could no nake a rational defense." He sal the youth believed any rational per son would think he did right in lur See PIERSON, Page 11, Col. 8 ig Spring Wife Slayer Scheduled to Die In Chair Friday AUSTIN, Oct. llred today announced he had ntcd a 30-day reprieve to W. B. ildreth, 49, sentenced to execution rlday for the slaying of his wife. Mrs. HUdreth was slain with an e pick In their home In Big Spring. The governor's office announced le reprieve was granted so Govcr- or Allred could study the case. Hlldrcth was convicted of staying s wife, Docla, Oct. 1, 1834. The urt of crlmlnr.1 appeals affirmed e conviction and denied Hlldreth rehearing last May. CANTBELL MUST DIE AUSTIN, Oct. court criminal appeals overruled a mo- on for rehearing filed by Plerson antrcll, sentenced to death in 8m CODET. Fan U. OoL I Truce Is Called At Lake Charles and Docks Are Cleared LAKE CHARLES. La., Oct. 23 Henry A. Reid of parish removed all guards and workmen from the docks here today as the result of a pitched battle with 400 striking longshore- men which claimed two lives. The sheriff returned from Baton Rouge today where h conferred 1th Gov. O. K. Allen and arranged a three-day truce between the war- Ing factions. The governor said le would not send national guards- men here for dock patrol duty. "The port has been closed for hrec sheriff Reid said. "If no agreement has been reached be- wecn the union and steamship ompanlcs within three days, the nice will be extended.'1 A halt wiu called in a furious bat- BM BATILB, a CM. I mm Norther Blasts time From Texas; Light To Heavy Frost For Area Predicted Sweeping down from Panhandle mow tad sleet joined with lagging Um- pcratnres to herald the adroit of winter, a cold wave, accom- panied by chilling rain, envel- oped Abilene and thii section Wednesday and brought proi- for freezing or near- freezing weather tonight. At 1 o'clock this afternoon t, slipping mercury had dropped to 38 degrees in est of the it wu slated to drop more tonight al colder weather and- light to heavy frprt were forectjt. The norther, moving in Tuesday brought an abrupt end to tummer-Uke October weather hi aU sections of the state. Near-fretHnl temperatures chilled the northwest, ram drenched much of the state and at many points fell from JO to 40 degrees overnight Rain, continuing to fall In AM- lene early Wednesday afternoon, taled .45 inch for the day at I jtfa. The temperature had fallen 40 4e- grees In S4 hours, from a r----' TMefreej at i v wnue in homes fires burned cotlly. After degrees at 1 o'- clock, the mercflry climbed rery slowly this morning to a reading of 43 degrees at 11 -o'clock and then started, skidding downward again, losing five degrees Jn two hours. Ap- parently winter was rallying and was out to make .tonight's forecart stand up. Earlleat Klllbir Frost However, If.Jack Frost puts In killing appearance tonight, he will be only five dnys behind the earliest killing frost Abilene ever had. That was October 19, 1917. October Is due for some cold weather, if the temperature books are to balance against the normal for Abilene, said W. H. Green, local prognosticates Some, days the mer- cury has stood as high as ten de- grees above the dally normal, and on the 13th the maximum tempera- ture was 93 degrees, unusually high for the. autumn season. Up to Tues- day, the dally excess temperature was 4.75 degrees. However, the 92 on the 13th was not a record. In 1929, a reading of See WEATUER, Taje II, Col B Famous Cancer Expert Is Dead BALTIMORE, Oct. ntematlonally famous career of Dr. Joseph Colt BloodRood, noted sur- geon and a leader In the long battle against cancer, had ended In death oday. Dr. Bloodgood, head of the Johns Hopkins university laboratory of urglcal pathology, a staff member at Johns Hopkins hospital, and hlef surgeon at St.' Agnes hospital here, was stricken suddenly last night at his home. Death was due to coronary hrombosls. Dr. Bloodgood would lave been 08 years old Nov. 1. Abilene ard cloudy and ilder tomtit; lluu lo htivy Iroet; nur.idny partly cloudy. Weal or 100U1 meridian artly cloudy, colder In mmlli, Heavy Ullng iioal, ID north portion with tua- wralure near freeilng In Panhandle lo- Eht; Thursday partly cloudy, rtilna: uun- erature In north portion Eaet Eaat or 100th meridian __ arlly cloudy and colder, alunn on oaai. light to heavy irosl In welt anal orth central portion! Thunder, artly cloudy, colder Jn caul Rainfall lor 24 houra ending Tan, Inches. Kalnr.ill ilnce drat or year, a5.M Rainfall (or aarne period Irjt 'year, ,37 Inchca. Normal ralr.rall lo date, 22.00 Inchea. TemperaturM Tuea. Wad. p-m. a.m. 1 71 2 7J 3 U 4T 10- M" if 934 ;