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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1935, Abilene, Texas (OLD WAVL Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER PAGES (Evtntog Edition of The AbBent Morning Newi) NUMBER 124 Cold Wave Sweeping Southward Italy Willing To Talk Peace As Boycott Tightens TEXAS SENATORS IN RADIO ROW New Drive By Italians Underway This map lateit activities on the Ililian-Ethloplan war front u hostilities were resumed on both northern and southern fronts, n Duce'i army strengthened petitions for a. drive on Mikale In the tnorth, and columna pushed ahead along linra In the sooth. 'ited ITALIANS STRENGTHEN LINE IN NORTH ADVANCE AT THREE POWT5 QN SOUTHERN FROUT. DEFENDERS MMSED ICAR J161GA. ITALIAN SOMALI LAND I 4 MOGADISCIO Crowd On Hand To Greet Former Mayor, Ending European Exile NEW YORK, Oct. Jimmy Walker came home today from three years in Europe. H< brought a wife acquired in France, a wardrobe fitted in London, a dog from Ireland, and a mystery. The mystery was part of his rath- er skimpy baggage when he left New York in 1932 and was something o: a skeleton at the feast today as the United States liner Manhattan pok- ed up the lower bay through a driz- zling rain, Silk Hats Blossom Silfc hats blossomed all over the at the call of whistles on chartered to meet the Manhat- at Quarantine, but a lot more ot them stayed circumspectly in moth balls while their owners waited for an ansver to the questions: "Why did Walker resign under fire of the Seabury investigation, sail to Europe seven days later, re- turn in 28 days, and hasten off again 32 days later to remain three years? Why did his 'private finan- cial who ran through his bank accounts, refuse from Mexico City to answer qu tlons about the money's source, and avoid New York and its sheriffs to this A lot of people were on hand to greet the ex-mayor. There were two brass bands, 200 policemen, micro phones, cameras and speakers, but there was no representative of Tam- many Hall, no city "greeter" such is Jimmy would have sent to meet a home-coming hero, and no undue excitement of the subways. Police Commissioner Lewis J. Val- entine called reporters Into special See WALKEP, Page 12, Col. e 99th Auto Wreck IJVlctfm In Dallas DALLAS, Oct. 8. Blinton, 30, of Memphis, Texas, Dallas' B9th automobile accident vic- tim since January 1, was Injured fatally Jut night when the light coupe he was driving collided head- on with another car on a street near the business district, Joseph Segal, driver of the other machine, suffered only minor bruis- es and tuts. Blanton's car was re- fund to t battered mut of meUl, T Really Weans To Stay Out of Public Life Declares Jim AUSTIN, Oct. Fer- gusons of the Texas family of gov- ernors, James E. (Jim) and his wife, Miriam A. expressed them- selves today as "pretty content" to be out of elective office and not seeking one. "We have had many said Governor Jim, "more than any oth- er Texan. "We are pretty content and we weren't bluffing last year when we said we were getting out." Ferguson, for 20 years a storm center of Texas politics, pushed back his big black het to the back of his head, leaned forward In his swivel chair in his newspaper office and chuckled. "Well, I'll say he said. "At this time, I don't know any reason why we should ever want to hold public office again." Many years ago, "Farmer Jim" was elected governor, re-elected and removed from office by Impeach- ment. Then the people twice elect- Ridicule And Repartee Hide Pro and Anti Ad- ministration Fight AUSTIN, Oct. broadcast equipment for the Texas legislature and the governor's office was given BpprcvaL today when the senate 13 to 12 lor a resolu- tion direct'jig the state board of control to ascertain the cost. The report on coat to be made to the regular session of the next legislature. Debate of the proposal occupied the senate's entire morning. Back of it, camouflaged in ridicule and repartee, was one of the bitterest battles of the entire special session. The original radio resolution by Sens. J. W. E. H. Beck, DeKalb; Roy Sanderford, Belton, and Grady Woodruff, Decatur, applied to the senate alone. An administration and anti-ad- ministration light developed. Sen. Tom Deberry, Bogata, propose similar equipment lor the house Sen. Welly K. Hopkins, Gonzales proposed to add the governor's of lice. Sen. Prank Rawlings, Port Worth, wanted to add television. Echo of Holes The fight was an echo of c started yesterday when the hous sent the senate a proposal to Chang their joint rules so conference com mittees cannot insert new matter In bills referred to them. An effort to get a meeting of th senate rules committee on the pro posal yesterday was blocked when a call of the senate was ordered making members remain in senate chamber, Yesterday afternoon a quorum o the committee was secured afte sergeants-at-arms hunted absentees Then, a quorum was possible only by meeting in the hotel room Sen. Will Martin, who was 111. Th committee today gave the senat favorable vote on the prcposec change In rules. Hopkins "spanked" the governo in neat phrases. The equipment h See RADIO ROW, Page 11, CoL 2 Mae Marsh HI Mie Marsh, blonde actrttl who won fame years ago In the silent motion picture epic, "Birth of a reported travel? III in a Santa Monica, Calif., hospi- tal. (Associated Press See FERGUSONS, Page 11, Col. 5 Auto Death Toll to Date CHICAGO, Oct. 31.- mobiles killed persons in the United States during the first nine months of 1935, the National Safety council estimated today, a reduction of 1 per cent from the deaths in the same period of 1934. Milwaukee had the best recorc among cities of more than population with 43 dead, a death rate of 9.6 per of population on the basis of the nine months report. The council estimated that if the nine months trend continues ;hroughout 1935, this year's loll will be approximately compared for 1934. California reported the most deaths for the first nine months as compared with for the same period In 1934. TRAIN KILLS MEXICAN BOY Lad Falls From Truck Onto Rails at Santa Anna Special to The Reporter. SANTA ANNA, Oct. off he back of a pick-up when the ma- chine speeded up at a crossing, Ma- Guvman, 13-year-old Mexican ioy, fell between the rails In the path of .an app; caching train and was swept to his death here Thurs- lay morning. The accident occurred about ..m. at the Santa Pe crossing on ilghway 16 at the Santa Anna city Imlts. Twelve Mexicans, from San Antonio, were riding on the plck- p. The body of Guvman was car- Icd more than 90 feet by the en- gine of the train, a freight, before was thrown, badly mangled, onto he right-of-way. The boy's mother, Mrs. Vlenta See VOJ KILLED, n, CoL I 5 ABILENIANS SEE DROUGHT Conference Held On torn Hill Reservoir Project An Abilene delegation was in San A- -ilo Thursday, conferring with Kenry P. Drought, state WPA ad- ministrator, In support of the city's application concerning the Phantom Hill reservoir project. Accompanying Mayor C. L. John- son to San Antonio were T. T. Har- ris, Geo. L. Mlnter and C. M. Cald- well, chamber of commerce commlt- teemen on the project. They had a a. m. engagement with Drought. Also In San Antonio to see the W.PA administrator was Congress- man Thos. L. Bianlon, who has gov- ernment business there, too, with Gen. Johnson Hafjood, army corps commander, and chairman John J. WcSwaln of the legislative See PHANTOM, 11, CoL 5 Succeeding Lee Simmons In Management of Texas System HUNTSVILLE. Oct. Management of the Texas prison was changing hands today, with. Dave Nelson of Oranee succeeding Lee Simmons of Sherman as head of the "walls." Nelson, however, wlJJ not become prison manager formally until to- morrow, effective date of Simmons' resignation. Backed by the prison board, Nel- son announced a new policy of "hu- manitarism, segregation and bilitation." "The people of Texas have a right to know what is going on In their prison Nelson said. "We want the newspapers .to have the facts. If the facts are If they are bad, an airing in the press will always have a wholesome effect." Nelson, a world war veteran and former member 01 the prison board, has resigned the chairmanship of the state livestock sanitary com- mission to which he was appointed by Gov. James V. Allred, in order to accept his new position. Only One Change. Only one personnel change was announced by Nelson. Capt. R. H. Baughan, stationed at the prison here for several years, will replace See NELSON, Page 11, Col. IflHIETOSEI Abilene and occnulonal iln tonight, colder tonight, cold wi mr.eraliirft near freezing; colder frBlock West of 100th meridian Generally lair tonight and Friday, much older tonlRht with cold wave In norih and entral portions, temperature connlderanly below freezing In Panhandle nnd nei reeling In central portion, colder In south FrliJay: warnlngd In north nrt cenlnil porllons- EflBt Cloudy, occaalonol rain light and In noulh nnrl eaat porMonn Frl- ay, colder In wtst nnd north central por- tonlght with rold wave and lempfr- near freezing In northwed porMon, older Friday; livestock warn1nKa In north- west port'oii. COi.D 7p.rn. 7a.m. 1 n'irmomcler Iharmomoler clatlva humidity .8376 83% Drastic Economic Penal ties Will Be Imposed British Again Protes Attacks In Press By The Associated Press. Fascist Italy, faced with the threat of economic isolation from most of the world, ground today and offered to negotiate peace with Ethiopia One of Mussolini's spokes, men at Geneva said: "Italy willing- to nego tiate." This change or front, obvi inly, was Italy's reaction to the ever strengthening war o! sanctions the league of nations ii waging against the aggressor in the East African conflict. To fix Deadline The league's sanctions. stalf of S2 nations convened today to lay down the deadline for the Imposition of the drastic economic 'buy nothing from Italy" boycott and the prohibition on exporting key products to Italy. Another development, possibly contributing to Italian change of front, was the renewal of British representations to Mussolini against continuing attacks upon Britain in the fascist-controlled Italian press. In London, It was disclosed Sir Eric Dnimmond, the British, arn- ;ador, called on II Duce yester- day and made verbal protest against anti-British editorials and against anti-British propaganda on the :tallan radio. Sir Eric, London sources disclos- ed, advised Mussolini Britain could not relax the strength ol Its fleet n the Mediterranean as long as the (resent situation existed between aly and England. The ambassador said the wlth- [rawal of one division of troops rom Italian Libya, bordering Egypt, was satisfactory; but added the con- -entrations still there were unwar- anted. Today, alter this disclosure, Ital- an students demonstrated outside he British embassy, shouting: "Down with England." They marched about Uie streets 'f Rome and frequently were cheer- d by the populace. The banners they carried de- iounced the British leadership In he imposing of sanctions against asclst Italy. At Geneva, among the delegates Sre WAR, Page 11, Col. 6 Baby With Tube In Throat Dies KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oct. 31 Ann Bamett. 2, who as been fed through a tube In her hroat-flve months, died at a hos- iltal here -estcrday. The child, daughter of Mr. and Irs. Charles Bamett. Amcrlcus, 'an., swallowed lye last June which estroyed the tissues of her throat. Physicians had hoped that she could be fed through a sliver tube In her throat until the tissues were re- newed. Co-ops Accused Of Open Competition With Private Trade MEMPHIS, Term., Oct. Senator McKellar (D-Tenn) todny charged cotton co-operatives with outright buying of cotton from farmer-members In competition with the private trade. Charles C. Henry, general man- ager of the Mid-South Cotton Growers Association, who was on the stand at the time, denied the Co-Ops buy cotton, at the time of its delivery to them. Senator McKellar is chairman of a senate sub-committee appointed to. investigate the operations of the Co-Ops, and their parent organiza- tion, the American Cotton Co-Oper- ative Association. "A fanner knows today what his cotton Is Henry testified "there are no more bargains for th cotton merchant at the expense o the producer. "That's what's the matter her Those fellows (the private shipper can't exist on the spread of prlc between the farmer and the splnne The co-Operatlves reducer that spread. "They say we are destroying th trade. That's the chief grounds opposition to the Co-Ops. How coul we be destroying the trade, as the charge, when we handle only 12 pe cent of the Senator McKellar carried on h Investigation of the Co-Operative alone today. Hike In Sulphur Tax Rejected By House Proposed Levy of Fifty Cents a Ton To Pay For Old Age Pensions AUSTIN, Oct. house today rejected, 83 to S3, a proposal to Increase the sulphur production ?TS'' cents per ton for old pensions. The old fight over the sulphur tax flared In more than two hours of heated debate. The Increase was )roposed as an amendment to an omnibus tax bill that carried a raise of 15 cents a ton. Before the house rejected the 50-cent hike It turned down an amendment to Increase he tax nine cents. Rep. J. Franklin of San Antonio charged the sulphur companies had 'ailed to pay according to their ability, while Reps. Joe W. Caldwell, Jr., of Asherton, B. E. Qulnn of Beaumont and others said the levy would be punitive. While the house debated, feari grew that unless the omnibus tax waa passed before the end of Sec LEGISLATURE, Pale 11, Col. Z Severe Quake Shakes Helena HELENA, Mont., Oct. 31 severe earthquake, do- Ing- vast damage to this already quake lorn city, shoolc Helena shortly before noon today. A number of buildings lop- pled to the ground. Several au- tomobiles were smashed by fall- Ing walls. Two unidentified men were reported burled In the wreckage of a. local brewery. No Change, Report on W. G. Kinsoivlng Condition of W. Orady Klnsolv- ng, who has been seriously ill In Corpus Christ! hospital for several ays, was reported as unchanged iccording to word received here to- ay- Mr. Klnsolving is publisher of the Corpus Christl Callfr-Times. KILL TAX ON NEWSPAPERS Authors Assail the Attitud Of Texas Press AUSTIN, Oct. today defeated 87 to 34. a propos to levy a tax of one per cent gross receipts from newspaper ad vertlslng.. Rep. Eugene Worley of Shamrocl protested the tax was offered a a floor amendment to an omnltu bill and that newspapers were no given an opportunity to be heard o Its fairness. "We are simply following the pol Icy of taxing In the Worle said. Rep. A. M. Alken of Paris assert ed sponsors of the tax apparent! were not interested In determlnin; if newspapers were already payini their Just share of the tax burden. "The picture shows gave us pass es and we refused to place a sma: tax on them Rep. Clar ence Farmer of Fort Worth said "I don't see why we should fall to tax motion pictures and then tax newspapers who render a great ser vice to the legislature and to th people." Ncwsjajers were criticized last nigh for their attitude toward the le Sff TAX, Fife 11, Col. 5 North Sea, Baltic Lashed By Gales HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 31 North sea and the Baltlo were visited by gales of hurricane force again today. For 48 hours shipping has been almost at standstill. Slorms in recent weeks have tak- en the lives of 60 sailors. T. P. LEE IMPROVES HOUSTON, Oct. P Lee, retired Houston oil man, was reported In a greatly Improved con- dition today at Memorial hospital He suffered a heart attack on Oc- tober 3 and has been confined in he hospital. HALLOWEEN FUN-MAKERS HOLD SWAY TONIGHT Young Abilenians On The Loose; Various Organized Entertainment Is Planned If your favorite porch chair IB swinging from the old mesqulte tree In the front yard or IT your auto- mobile, supposedly In the driveway, la In front of neighbor Bill's with A deflated rear left lire, know that once again adolescent plunder- en; are celebrating tonight the watch for All Saint's ween. Most of the jounr AbJIenlans, however, will Join In organized en- tertainment designed to keep them out of mischief. There will be the downtown promenade of spooks ind goblins and scores of private par- lies to keep the youngsters from the path of destruction that one time led their predecessors to raids on fences, swings, wafonf, hitching posts, and the unguarded outbuildings of another era. Many public and private enter- lalnmcnrs will offer varied activi- ties for the evening. The program Includes tho earulvil for dub members, school parties, a number of dinner parties, Phi Sigzna Chi fraternity dance at the Wooten, A. C. C. -Howard Payne football gamn and a midnight movie, "The Ghost Walks." The holiday will probably mean twice as much work for the day forcr of the Abilene police depart- ment, which will be called In to help keep a clote watch on the Livestock Warnings Out as Norther Approach- es; Snow Falling In the Northwest With icy rapidly IWMP- ing out of the Pacific North- west to send the mercury to freezing in Oklahoma before noon Thursday, a cold expected to have Abilene and West Texas in iU grip by tonight or Livestock warnings for thii area were issued by the govern- ment weather bureau as nor- ther, with near-freezing tem- peratures was forecast for to- night, with colder weather for tomorrow. Snow In Northwett As chill weather moved Into _j Thursday morning, Amartllo ported a, temperature of 40 degmt. The mercury stood at 79 In AbflRM at 1 p-m., with skies sunny, but predicted drop of from 30 to 46 jrees would result In the most M- vere snap of the wuon. Heavy snows blanketed the west, where at least lour deaths mn attributed to the cold. Terrific ttlM lashed the Pacific comst, pmrtlyilrjf shipping and causing possible lac of life as several small boats missing in British Columbia mbn with their crews unaccounted for. Earthquake in belW 'tuV coldest October day prt In relief shel- ters: A northwest airliner, flylnf between Helena, and Bpokuie, Washington, lost its way tn a snow- storm and made a forced landing at Nelson, B. C., with only nominal damage to the plane and no flfaual- tles. Moving Rapidly The wintry wave moved eastward with amazing rapidity. Early today snow was reported In Colorado, Kan- sas, Nebraska and Minnesota. Chlll- ng rains in eastern Kansas, Mis- souri and Iowa were turning to See WEATHER. Pace 11, Col. 1 Prize of Half Million To Canadian Family With Most Children TORONTO, Ont., Oct. Toronto's fantastic "maternity mar- thon" went into Its last year today. A prize of awaits the To- onto mother who can prove her lalm to having given birth to the reatest number of children In the ity since Oct. 31, 1926. Nine years ago today Charles 'ance Millar, eccentric millionaire awyer and sportsman, died. He left n amazing will In which among ther awards, he left the residue of Is estate, valued now at to ;he Toronto mother who within 10 ears after my death .gives birth to le greatest number of children." Executors of the estate, In accord- ince with Millar's Instructions, to- ay began converting the holdings ito cash to assure Immediate trans- er of the money to the winning lother. As the race enters the final year .Irs. Matthew Kenny, 33, incther of children, nine of whom are reg- tered at the vital statistics bu- eau, necessary to prove the births iider terms of the nrlll. Is the the- Sce MARATHON, Page 11, Col. E Error In Judgment Afr Crash Ruling WASHINGTON, Oct. n error In Judgment of altitude or stance from the airport by the pl- t of the United Airlines hlch crashed Oct. 7 near Chey- me. Wyoming, was given by ureau of air commerce today u e probable cause of the accident All on board, Including Pilot H. A. olllson, a co-pilot, a id nine passengers, wire Wiled id the plane d'.-stroyed. Tlie crajh occurred In omlng hours about ten miles from Cheyenne, ;