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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1935, Abilene, Texas gfoflem Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WuRLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 123 Discourage U. S, Trade With Italy Ten Rival Liquor Control Plans Before Legislature FORECLOSURE RELIEF IS VOIDED IITHimLS She's Mama's Girl, for Keeps Happy over winning; undisputed custody of her daughter Jane, 7 after a three-year legal battle, Ann Harding, screen beauty, Is shown here with the child in Los Angeles court. Actor Harry Bannisler divorced mate of Miss Harding, is allowed to be with his daughte I four week-ends every three months. The couple were married nin years ago and divorced in Reno in May ,1932. Agreement was reached out of court after each had charged the other was not a fit parent. Bondholders Seeking T Prevent Transfer of Sum of Hearing on an application for mandatory order and show caus order In the case of J. V. Abrahams et al, against the City of Eastlan was underway before Judge Jas. C Wilson in-' United States dlstric court here Wednesday afternoon. The case involves the transfer o approximately from interes and sinking fund accounts of out standing bonds to the water reve nue account of the city of Eastlanc Following the transfer, made by Eastland officials on September 15 this year, Abrahams, representing a group of bondholders, filed an ap fation for injunction in federa t in Amanllo ami Judge Wilson entered a temporary order then October 11 against the transfers of funds. The case was then trans- ferred to the Abilene division, for hearing today. The city of Eastland is contend- ing that money for the interest anc sinking fund accounts was borrowed several years ago from the watcv revenue account, and that the trans- fer made September 13 was in re- payment. A. B. Huguenin of Wichita, Kan- sas, and Smith Eplen of Abilene are representing the bondholders; W. P. Dumas of Dallas is attorney for two Intcrvenors, tnd the city of Eastland Is represented by Perry Sayles and Frank Sparks. Hearing on a motion to reopen the claim of the R. Q. Lee estate of Cisco against the Virginia Oil See FUND CASE, Pafe 9, Col. 1 Turkish Women Outnumber Men ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. A census of Turkey taken October the country contains more women thnri men. The totitl population is an Increase of over the first census In 1921. Of this num- ber, nrc wcmcn. KILLED 11V "GIN" FOLF. PLAINVIEW, Oct. 30. Douglas Lockhart, 21, wns killed here yesterday when struck by a falling "gin" pole while he and other workmen were hoisting ma- chinery at an oil mill. Third Person Succumb To Burns Received In Ballinger Blaze Special to The Reporter BALLINGER, Oct. rites will be held today at Ballinge and Thursday at Hedley for threi victims of a fire that destroyed thi R. A. Duckworth home here early Tuesday morning. Rites for A. J. Stiles, 24, who die_ In a Balllnger hospital at p. m Tuesday, will be held this afternoor at 2 o'clock from the Jennings Fu neral home. Rev. C. S. Singleton pastor of the Ballinger Church o; God, will officiate, stiles had beer_ assistant to Rev. Singleton at the church. The body will be carried overland to Paducah Thursday for burial. Service for R. A. Duckworth and Ills infant son, only eight days old will be held at Heaiey Thursdaj from the Methodist church, with the Rev. Mr. Wells In charge. Buria will be in the Hedley cemetery Mr. Duckworth succumbed at dawn Tuesday and the baby died in his father's arms as the parent sought to escape the flames. Kerosene Explodes The tragedy nhcn Mr. Duckworth, who worked at night, returned home at midnight and started to build a fire In the bed- room where his wife lay with their nfant. He poured kerosene in (he Sec FPNEBALS. Page 3, Col. 8 President Heads For Hyde Park to Vote In Election WASHINGTON, Oct. President Roosevelt will head for Hyde Park tonight to remain until fter next week's New York state lections. The president has always gone ome to vote, but this year he pr- anged U> leave earlier than usual ecause workmen arc still busy rc- nlrlng the White House. Thus ar the renovators who began work rccks ago have completed only hrec rooms. PECOS IHGIIIVAY OPE.V PECOS. Oct. hlnh- ay from Pecos to wltliln 15 miles f Cnrlsbad, N. M., Is paved and pen to travel, the last section of ic new Pecos-Cnrlsbnd highway In cxas being opened last week. Supreme Court Rules Act Is Contrary to Constitution AUSTIN, Oct. su- preme court today affirmed action of the Eastland court of civil ap- peals Ulth) in holding unconstitu- tional a law passed by the forty- third iejislature authorizing debtors under certain conditions to delay foreclosure proceedings pending re- organization of assets. The court of civil appeals, passing on the case of John Doan and oth- ers against the Cattle Raisers Loan company of Port Worth held that the act contravened state and fed- eral constitutional Inhibitions against impairing the right of contract. The plaintiffs contended the law ..'as merely an enlargement of the assignment and receivership statues of Texas and did not conflict with either constitution. They argued the purpose of the legislature was to give the debtor an opportunity to re-arrange his affairs and the fact a creditor intern be retarded In collecting B debt should not cause the whole act to be stricken down. The Palo Pinto county district court enjoined the loan company from foreclosing on a note by Doan, buK.t.hp.nqurt of civil appeals revers- ed the judgment. The supreme court refused appli- cation of Doan for a writ of error. Laredo Gas Rate Cut Is Upheld AUSTIN, Oct. third court of civil appeals today aOirm- ed a district court Judgment holding valid a gas rate reduction from 75 cents to 55 cents per leet for court upheld the lower court's finding that the reduc- ed rate was not unjust and unrea- See COURTS, rage 9, Col. 5 Laredo. The appellate Big Spring May Get CCC Camp WASHINGTON, Oct. national purk service advised the office of Represen- tative George Malign of Colora- do, Texas, today U was investi- gating the possibility of re-estab- lishing a CCC camp at Big Spring, Texas. The service said it had asked its regional office in Oklahoma City to determine whether trans- fer of Big- Spring's camp to Sireetirater left work undone in the former city and, if necessary, to suggest establishment of a new camp. The service then would make recommendations to Rob- ert Fechner, emergency conser- vation work director. Brownwood Power Line Case Reversed AUSTIN, Oct. third ourt oE civil appeals today award- d the Texas Power and Light com- pany a temporary Injunction re- training the rival Brownwood Pub- ic Service company from erecting lectricity transmission lines. Reversing a lower court holding, tie appellate court remanded the ause as to the T. P. L. appllca- ion for a permanent injunction. Correctness of the Brownwood ity council :r. refusing a petition or a referendum election on a fran- hisc was the main issue. The ouncil held there were insufficient igners as required by the home rule harter after checking the list igainst 1934 poll tax records and ermitting withdrawals subsequent a the final date for filing such a etition. Contrasted to the council's count f 415, the appellate court held that n the final date for filing, June 30, here were 510 qualified voters. It eld against the right to withdraw gnatures subsequently. Tattered Nerves of W. B. Shearer Show Signs Of Breaking FORT WORTH, Oct. William B. Shearer's tattered nerves showed signs of breaking today when the 74-year-old cashier of Cali- fornia's state treasury, under gruell- ing questioning in connection with a shortage In state funds, cried out: "I am .taking the the use of your hammering Closeted in a room with District Attorney Otis Babcock of Sacra- mento, Calif., the aged cashier, sought for five weeks before his ar- rest here Monday, doggedly answer- ed Babcoclv's rapid-fire questions, Babcock's reply to Shearer'd shouted appeal was: "What did you do with the mon- ey you "Invested Jt Jn oil came Shearer's reply. "I was trying to straighten myself out." "When did you begin your spec- the attorney asked. "I don't remember." He answered all of queries but clung to his original story; that he alone was responsl- Wet Block Renews Drive To Permit Sale By.the Drink; Bradbury Offers Monopoly Plan AUSTIN, Oct. 30. rival plans for controlling the liquor traffic were introduced today as Governor Allrcd sub- mitted the subjects of liquor regulation and drivers licens- ing to the special session of the legislature. The wet block renewed a drive to permit sale of mixed drinks jn bills by Senator Wea- ver Moore of Houston and Rep. Emmett Morse of Houston. Each would authorize local op- tion elections to determine the issue and drink sale of undilut- ed liquor would be prohibited. Bradbury Flan. Monopoly plans were proposed by Senator Will M. Martin of Hills- boro and Joe Hill of Henderson and Rep. George Moffett of Chlllicolhe. Rep. J. Bryan Bradbury of Abi- lene re-introduced a bill substan- tially similar to thcvt engrossed by the senate, which prohibited sai? by tha drink, while Rep. Alfred ol Frederlcksburg offered Jfmmy Walker Looks Homeward Profiled against Manhattan's towers, where he glittered and was loved by millions as New York's playboy mayor of Hie prosperity era, James J. Walker seems in this picture (o wonder, as lie returns home after three years abroad, what kind of a reception he'll get from the city that once idolized him. (Associated Press See CASHIER, Page 9, Col. 4 Court Refuses to Restrain Govt. In Compliance Tax WASHINGTON, Oct. Justice Jesse C. Adklns of the Dis- trict of Columbia supreme court re- 'usecl today to Rrant James Walter Carter, president of the Carter Coal company, an injunction restraining the government from collecting 'rom the company the 15 per cent 'compliance Lax" imposed by HIE Guffey con.1 control act. At the same time, the justice granted Carter an injunction re- straining his company from comply- ing with the producers' code pre- scribed by the act but required Car- ter to post bond of a dav for i tentative ten-day period. one somewhat similar to the Brad- bury bill except that it re-enacted the beer law. Senator Clint Small of Amarlllo re-introduced a bill defining an "open saloon" to limit sale of liquor to unbroken packages and accom- panied it with a regulatory bill based on the same principle. Morse said his bill wa.? "essenti- ally a compromise between the ex- treme wets and and incor- porated many features approved by the majority of both houses in the first session. It would limit the alcoholic con- tent of mixed drinks to 24 per cent by volume while the Moore bill would permit mixed drinks up to 19 per cent by weight. Other bills would limit drink sales to wine and beer. The Bradbury bill proposed a lax of 80 cents a gallon on liquor, as Sec LEGISLATURE, Page D, Col. 7 Huge BoeingBomber Destroyed In Crash SEIBME Hull Urges Americans To Desist From Dealing With Italy; Says It Is at Cost of Human Life WASHINGTON, Oct. of State Cor- dell Hull again today called upon American citizens to de- sist from trading with either Italy or Ethiopia, declaring that such trade is conducted "at the expense of human lives and human misery." Hull's reiterated appeal to Ameri- carts to forego "temporary and ris- ky profits" of war trade with the belligerents in the Interest ol world peace, followed a conference at the White House yesterday between President Roosevelt, Hull and Un- dersecretary of State William Phil- lips. At this conference, it was under- stood they discussed possible meas- ures by which this country might collaborate with the League of Na- tions to the extent of continuing the United States' policy of discourag- ing all trade between this country and the belligerents. Inasmuch as this country has nev- er had any large trade with Ethi- opia, this policy amounts practical- ly to a form of boycott against trade with Italy. League May Discuss Concessions to Duce Army Officer Is Killed, Four Hurt; Was Making Test For Air Corps Roosevelt Names Three Members to Retirement Board WASHINGTON, Oct. President Roosevelt Loday namrcl the railroad retirement board of three members with Murray W. Lat- lmer, of New York, chairman. Latlmer will represent the pub- lic on the board which will admin- ister the new retirement act. James A. Dallcy, of New York, was named representative of (.he employes and Lee M. Eddy, of Missouri, representative of lubnr. Latlmer was. given a two-year term, Dailey tliree, and Eddy four. DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. Heroism of two army ftir corps of- ficers played a dramatic part to- day In the rescue of five men from the giant Boeing bombing plane the largest nnd fastest aircraft oJ its type ever built, after it had crashed on a takeoff and caught fire at Wright field. Major Ployc Hill of the army nlr corps died MRS. MUENCH LOSES CHILD laced (n Children's Home To Determine Parentage ST.. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. exceptional court scene wns cn- ctcd here today when Special Com- ilssioner Rush Llmbauph, hearinR le famous St. Louis baby mystery ise, ordered the boy taken from TS. Nelle Tlpton Muencn, who alms It as a "gift of God" born to or in August. Mrs. Muench, charged by unwed nna Ware of Pennsylvania with riving obtained Miss Ware's baby "palm off on the as her screamed and cried in tearful otcst at. the court's command. She ejected from the court- om. Purpose of the order was to place c child In the children's home for cxtimlnatlon In determine its BABY, 0, Col. 5 PASTRILLION McCarl Approves For Texas Sum of WASHINGTON, Oct. Comptroller General John R. Mc- Carl today pushed past the mark In the amount of money authorised for small, quick employment worlc under the work relief program. He approved In pro- jects for eight states, allowing sec- Honnl works progress administrators to spend on work tlv.-y could start without delay. McCarl's action put his approvals For actual spending at i49, the money to finance projects from Ills approved project President Roosevelt, meanwhile, authorized expenditure of VVTA MONEY, Page 9, Col. I HHIsboro Victim Brought to Dallas, Dumped In Street DALLAS, Oct. Inspector J. Will Prilz said today that Harry Burroughs, 18, who died In a hospital here yesterday from automobile accident injuries, hat] been hurt In Hillsboro, brought to Dallas, dumped in the street here and n report made that lie was a victim of a hit-and-run driver. At first police had the impression Burroughs was injured In B Dallas accident but, Fritz said. Investiga- tion broURht out. the peculiar facts of the case. Fritz said a youth had been detained lor questioning. Genial Jim Is Real Gentleman BALTIMORE, Oct. Jnmcs A. (GenJnl Jim) Fnrley takes hLs posLmn-stcr general's Job .seri- ously. He'll even mall your let- ters, least, that the ex- perience of Mrs. W. M. Hopkins who approached the posial chief at a football game and .suggested thnt lie might be kind enough Lo mail u letter that she had forgotten. Far- Icy bowed. "It will be a he wild. "I and the United States postal are at your service." few hours after the accident of a skull fracture and burns. The 70-foot bomber, with a w spread of 100 feet, ronrcti cown the during government tests nrosc I'altcrlngly to an altitude of 200 feet, then plunged to earth Flames leaped from the craft a feu seconds after It crashed. Two Arc Heroes. Standing nearby were several of- ficers. Two of them, Lieutenants Leonard Harman and R. K. Giovan- ni, ran to the burning wreckage and dragged two of the Imprisoned men to safety. The scorching flames burned their clothing nnd singed their arms and faces. Leslie Tower, Seattle, Wash., chief test pilot of the BwinK com- pany, which built the great iiKhlin? plane, was helped from the lulslorl mass by the officers He was not scrioii-sly hurt. The others, Lieut. DonnM L. Putt, of Wright field; John Wright Held civilian oV-eivcr. nnd Sec PLANE, Tape Col. 8 Capiases Are Issued For Ten Who Ignored Second Notice Battle against Irnffic violators in Abilene was renewed today when capiases were prepared for arrest of ten persons who have Ignored -sec- ond notices of police tickets. Persons ".skipping" corporation conrl after getting the first and second notices will hnvc their fine doubled or, if they choose, rest twice as long in the- city hostile. The fifiht ngalnst cureless aulo- ists starter] a week ago when n check of the September police rec- ords showed 120 tJckcls for IraffJ violations were issued and 89 fall urcs to report were on the books. Chief of Police Ruck Sibley an noune.c-d thnt 30 second no I ices hnvi been IJiis week, allowing :lays for the fine to be Cnpl- 1.SC5 are, issued when .--crond notice1 ire parsed up. Approximately hird of I he autolsts reported to the police station after m-civing iccontl notice. "We will work a few at a Lime until all of the hacr .fines arc cl cured, .said Sibley. end high By the Associated Press. -Mussolini..1- hl3 invasion or Ethiopia, British sources said today, would be discussed at Geneva tomorrow when the League of Nations sanctions staff meets to fix a deadline fop Imposing the economic penalties against Italy. Must Be Honorable Sir Samuel Hoare, the British foreign minister, who will go to Geneva lo survey the possibilities of peace with Premier Pierre Laval, of France declared, however, any basis of peace must be "an honor- able settlement of the dispute ac- ceptable to the three parties con- league, Italy and Eth- iopia." Sir Samuel vigorously proclaimed there has been no change In Brit- ish policy. Other British sources saw such a. change, however slight, In the re- newal of discussions for settlement. Thn foreign minister said another reason he was going to Geneva was to end the whispering campaign against himself nnd Anthony Eden, the minister for- league affairs. Rumors have been persistent the two were nt odds over the course to be followed nt Geneva. The fascist dictator's nrmles, de- fiant of tho impending economic Sec WAR, Page n, Col. 6 Expansion of Retail Buy- ing Is Feature In 11th District DALLAS, Oct. A fc'pne advance along the united front of business, Industry and agriculture is flee ted in the monthly business review of the Federal Reserve br.uk of Dallas. rclcascJ today. "A further expansion In rclall buying In larger cities and a con- tinuance of generally favornble con- ditions In the agricultural and live- stock Industries were .significant fea- tures of the business and Industrial situation in this district during the past is the review's sum- Sec UUSINESS, Page 9, Col. 7 Creekmore Asks Delay; Believes Whole Field Should Be Included MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Opt. 30.-1UP) IL. F. Creekmore, general manager ol the American CoUon Coopera- tive a.ssoclnllon, Uichiy requested the senate sub-committee lo continue Its Investigation ol it a Inter elate nnd lo brouden the In- quiry to Include Ihn whole- field of the cotton trade. MEMPHIS, Tonn., Oct. Tho opinion of Us pcnernl innnRRcr thnt the American Colton Co-opcr- nllvc association could not continue ,o function effectively without gov- Scc PROBE, Pitgc 9, Col. 6 Made Fortune In Alaska; Dies In California, Broke LOS ANGELES. Oct. John Swanson. 65. a gangling raw- boned sourdough who hit it rich In a hard rock mine near Nome in the nineties, and whose income for a long tlnm was a.day, died In poverty yesterday in a dingy "flophouse." a county charity ward. The fortune he wrested from the .frozen north was poured out years ago In a golden stream across the gambling tables In the land a poet once referred to F-S "the back door to hell." jwr Veal Abilene and Partly cloudy ic- nlghl; Thursday cloudy, probably ehowert find somewhat colder. West of meridian Pftrily cloudy, jtfinwrrs Thursday snd Jn 'anhnndle lonlpht. Thursday and n ncrlh nnil west innlRht. Knal Texas nf 100th meridian Partly cloudy loMRlu; Thursday cloudy. nnd somewhat west porilons. Temperatures Tucs. Wed. ;