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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1935, Abilene, Texas BRADYFLOODEDASRAINSSENDCREEKONRAMPAGE CLOi DY Abilene Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR 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, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1935 TEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Morning News) NUMBER 82 Help Reaches Grounded Sea Liner Campbell Nears 300 M P H For New Record Mrs. Ickes, Driver Killed In Crash Harold L. Ickea, wife of the secretary of the Interior, killed In an automobile crash at Valverde, N. M. U shown with Frank Allen, iallup, N. M., driver of the car who died Monday of Injuries re- ived In the iniEhap. At the time the picture was taken, Mix. Ickes Allen the world's best driver. Below Is shown Mrs. Genevieve Forbes Herrlck, former Chicago newspaper woman who was Injured hi the crash. (Associated Pros Powerful Bluebird Makes One Run of Over 304 Over Salt Beds; Old Record Shattered ighting Climaxes Tampa Race; Troopers Are Ordered Out TAMPA, Fla., Sept. city firemen and a special police- man, were shot and slightly wound ed as rioting broke out today at several polling places in one of the most heated municipal elections on record here. Adj. Gen. Vivian Collins ordered between 750 and 300 troopers of the 116th field artillery to report to 7 ot the city's 29 precincts to "suppress alter Sheriff W. C. Spen- cer reported the situation was get- ting out of control. Two political factions, one with the backing of the county organi- zation, and the other the city ma- chine, have waged a bitter com- palgn In the mayoralty race. May- See RIOTING, Page 10, Col. 4 Former Official Dies In Prison Mrs. Ralph1 Hunter Acci- dentally Shot While On Arizona Trip Accidentally shot Monday after- noon while hunting lions with her husband In the mountains of Ari- Mrs. Ralph Hunter, Abilene bride, died at a. m. Tuesday In a Flagstaff hospital. Until her mar- riage last Wednesday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Jor- dan, 1334 Hickory street, Mrs. Hunt- er was Miss Ollie Jewel Manly. Meager details of the tragic ter- mination of the honeymoon trip of the Hunters were related by Mr. Hunter late Monday In a telephone call to Don Knight, who was best man at the wedding. The couple had visited over the week end In Crown King. Arizona, with Mrs. Hunter's parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Manly, and had gone early Mon- day to the Flagstaff area on a hunting trip. The young woman was shot when a rifle which her husband was unloading accidentally discharged. One shot struck her in the abdomen. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter had planned to go en to California to spend a week before returning to Abilene, See MISHAP, Pap; 9, Col. 7 BOONEVILLE Salt Flats, Utah, Sept. 3. Mal- colm Campbell, man of super-spe'ed. today bettered lis own world record for land speed on the salt of TJt.ah with an average of 299.875 miles an hour. Hits Top of 304 Campbell sent his mighty Blue- bird thundering through the meas- ured mile on his second run In a slightly slower time than on his first trial. On the opening dash he made the mile In 11.83 seconds for a speed of 304.311 miles an hour. His average time for the measured mill! ifjas .J2.005, compared to his Trade Barometers Show Improvement Over August, 1934 BOONEVrttE SALT FLATS, Utah, Sept. disappointed because he missed his cherished ffoal of 300 miles an hour by a fraction. Sir Mal- colm Campbell, king of land speed, announced today he would make a attempt at this mark tomorrow; former record, set last February at Daytona Beach, Fla. of 13.005. On his second trip over the snow- white expanse of salt, he was clocked In 12.16 seconds for the measured mile and his speed was 295.566 miles an-hour. The average of the two times brought him a new record, Just a fraction under the goal of 300 miles of five miles a minute he had set for himself. Favorable Wind His first run, in which he devel- oped the almost unbelievable speed of a fraction over 304 miles an hour, was made Into of the sun, with a slight favoring cross wind. On the second trip ha was bucking the wind a bit. which, according to American Automobile Association See CAMPBELL, Page 10, Col. S CHILD IS FOUND AUXVASSE, Mo., Sept. John Wesley Kennon, 3, lost in Callaway county woods since Sat- urday afternoon was found alive ;oday about a mile from here. Taxi Union Man In N. Y. Is Killed NEW YORK. Sept. slus Basinl, 34, an organizer and delegate of the Taxicab Drivers union, was shot and killed in West 15th street early today. The slay- er escaped. The motive of the killing was not immediately apparent. More than half of the city's licensed dri- vers went on strike twice a year ago and there was considerable vio- lence. Local Building Permits Up Sharply; Bank Debits Take Big Jump Sharp increases in building per- mits and bank debits for AUEUS over the same period a year ago ndlcate continued business 1m- jrovement for Abilene. Eleven building 'permits totaling were issued during the pas month. Although the construction figures fell below the year's peak month of July, the receipts were far above August of 1934 when building totalled only Sinclair Oil and Heflning Co started work on Its fourth new serv- ice station in August the per- mit topped the list of new construc- tion, for erecting abrick and tile building at North Third and Cedar streets. Three otheY Sinclair stations started In July helped boost the total for that month 95. Building figures for the two summer months were higher than any other months since February 1931. Bank Debits Bank debits in August, aggregated the two local banks reporting debits of In August 1934. The debits also showed an Increase of over July- one of the best months of the year for local business men. Postal receipts last month were as compared with for the four-month period in 1934 Airport business showed an In- crease during August with 90 planes received here, monthly report of Manager L. E. Derryberry states. The port sold gallons of avia- tion gasoline. The ships here included 46 tran- sients, 40 American Airways .passen- ger ships, and four Mid-Continent planes on the new airline Inaugu- rated last Saturday, August 31. The field received one flight or army bombers from Kelly field, and eight ships on the Ruth Chatterton I air derby. July records of the city showed that during that month the air- port paid above all operating expenses. Permits Building permits Issued. Mrs. Hill, alter residence In Abi- lene Heights, J. P. Batts, alter residence at 2226 State street; J. L. Laird, alter residence at 2950 Russell, Sinclair Service station, construc- tion of brick and tile building, 302 Cedar street, V. R. Allen, erect brick -vault on WAR FIRES KINDLED BY HUGE DISPLAYS OF MILITARY POWER See BUSINESS. Page 10, Col. 8 VETS GATHER AT AMARILLO Negotiated Grant Below Is a radio-photo ol Francis M. Ricketls, British pro motcr who negotiated the con' cession which Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia panted to a British-American syndicate to exploit mineral rights of nearly half of Ethiopia. Ricketts said the syndicate was controlled by one of the Standard Oil com panics. Are Crushed When Awn- ing on Rockdale Build- ing Collapses ROCKDALE, Texas, Sept. volunteer firemen lost their ives early today in a blaze 'hlch razed the old Scarbrough anil licks Mercantile company In the 3ockdale business district. A heavy awning on the front of he store building collapsed and rushed to death J. Wesley Hooper, 5, and Wilbur Williams, 21, while hey were fighting the blaze. Injured The fire broke out at a. m. i the grocery department and DnnnAnni i i L n pread rapidly to clothing and other Proposal for Joint Reunion 'branches of the rambling one-story With Blues Discussed See FATAL FIRE, Pare ID, Col. France, Germany, Austria and Spain Launch Gigantic Maneuvers; Activities Cover Whole- Continent WACO, Sept. re- ceived here today said Gibson Oayle, former McLennan county tax col- lector serving four years for mis- application of state funds, died of heart disease In bed at the Hunts- state prison hospital early to- Gayle entered the prison May 20. Cnyle had been keeping! books at the Sandy Point farm but Warden W. W, Wald transferred him yes- PARIS, Sept. 3. (UP) The phantom of war, which has brood- ed grimly over Europe since Mus- solini warned the world that he would not be turned away from his adventure In Africa, took on real- istic substance today as France, Germany, Austria and Spain launched military maneuvers on a scale unequalled since 1918. Hundreds of thousands of men took part in the display ot armed strength, the most Impressive since the former Austrian lance corporal, Adolf Hitler, repudiated the treaty of Versailles and summoned Ger- man youth to the colors by his unl- Lerday to the with the In-1 versa! conscription decree. Lcntlon of having him keep there. books With Britain's Mediterranean J fleet forming a strategic crescent about trie approaches to the Suez canal. Italian, French and Spanish armies deployed across the acres drenched with blood two decades ago. Artillery and Infantry spread across the countryside whence war communiques came between 1014 and 1918. German troops went through their maneuvers at Lueneberger and Brunswick. As thslr machine guns rattled and their nirforce ruined Imagined death upon the land, French pollus went Into action at Rethel and newly motorized units spread over Champagne. Along a 40 mile front the French troops were concentrated, ready for "flc- llon" all the way north from fthelms, where a cathedral once was bombarded by Gorman gun. I AMARILLO, Sept. With- j out a shot being fired, Araarilloi surrendered to the "rebc-ls" not a Yankeo resisted. j More than 500 members of the fading remnant of the proud amiy of the south had arrived for what will be the Jast reunion for many Each train and bus brought more recruits for the forty-fifth annual rally of the southern defenders. Chief pre-reunion conversation, as the feeble old soldiers gathered In small groups to swap yarns of Civ- il War days, centered about a pro- posal for a Joint blue and gray re- union at Gettysburg, Penn., In 1938. "Sure, well meet with them If we can meet on equal said Gen. Rice A Pierce of Union City, Tenn., commander-in-chlef of the United Confederate Veterans. When the question came up sever- al years ago the .Grand Army of the Republic said we would have to march with our flag furled. I In- troduced a resolution telling them to go to hell." Active despite his 90 years, Gen Son VETERANS, Fate 10, Cot Abilene und vl night rind Wedi cloudy tc- sday. West of lOOlh meridian Moitly cloudy, probably local thovcm Jn southwest ivorUon tonight and Eut East of JOOth meridian Mostly cloudy, iocal iitinwcra In wuth por- tion tonight And Wednesday. RaJnfall for hourn ending 7 n. m., Tueiday, 1.3D Inchco. Tolal alncc first of (o 7 a. m. Tuesday 21.71 Inches. Total amount for period lail year. first of Die year, Downtown District Is Inundated BRADY, Sept. The Brady creek, red by a 10- Inch overnight rain, wms rush- Ing two feet deep through the business district of Brady to- day as the rain fell steadily. The downpour started yester- day at 4 p. m. and had not let up. The creek, normally about 10 feet deep near here, row 25 feel and wu lolni hither as it flowed over the downtown plau, Merchants hastily moved stocks to second floors and high ledges and abandoned their stores. Four tractors pulled several stalled au- tomobiles out of the path of the water before it surged steadily up- ward. Fear Heavy Damage. Water stood two feet deep in the Hotel Brady lobby and 12 blocks within the city limits were Inun- dated. Residents .feared the flood would reach greater proportions than the October, 1930, disaster which caus- ed in damage. The Brady ccreek winds just a few blocks from-the business sec- tion... Three highways were blocked to traffic. Highway No. 33 to Brown- wood; No. 16 to Coleman and No. 9 to Ban Angelo were closed. Traffic was still moving over No. 9 to San Antonio but It was. feared motor- ists would be stalled at the low wa- ter bridge between Mason and Prederlcksburg. Heavy Rain Elsewhere. No loss of life was reported and estimates of the damage already done.were withheld. Heavy rains In nearby sections and other parts of the state also were reported. San Angelo received an overnight all of 1.24 Inches and Winters re- ported a fall of 9.15 Inches In the ast 24 hours. I Balllnger was soaked by five Inches but farmers believed It to be a boon to the top grain crop. How- ever, the cotton pest menace was expected to increase after the ralii. Coleman reported 2.83 Inches and a steady rain still falling. The Hord reek, traversing the city, was rls- ng and other creeks were filling heir banks. Wichita Falls reported a misting ain whlih should be of great ben- fit to late cotton and feed rops but will also aggravate leaf worm damage. LAS CBUUCES, N. M., Sept. by a flood in 1921, Hatch, N. M., 30 miles southwest of nere, faced today the same danger high waters threatened the city RESCUE WORK IS HAMPERED BYHEAVYSEA Transfer of Passengers and Crew of S. S. Dixie Impossi- ble; Fear Vessel With 349 Aboard Will Be Battered to Pieces In Storm Raging Along Florida Coast MIAMI. Fla., Sepl. lUdlo reported at 1 p. in. (EST) today three ships were by the Moron liner Dlrie, hud iimmJ on the north end of French reef south of Miami, waUinjt to take elf hv 349 passengera and crew u tarn ai weather permitted. MIAMI, Fla., Sept. liner Limon, one of a fleet of vessels which groped through heavy haze in search of tht steamship Dixie, pounding on a reef, reported early this noon that aha had reached the side of the itricken ship. "United Fruit Limon alongside 8. S. Dixie now." This message from Captain B. Holdt of the Limon WM IntW- cepttd and relayed by the company's chief operator to the prinicpal offices in New York. Captain Holdt reported that the Dixie wai pinioned against the north end of French Key, about 60 miles south of Miami. French Key is about 15 milei from the position on terach- erous Carysfort Reef where the Dixie, carrying a crew of 129 and 229 passengers, was first thought to have run aground. Several other rescue boats engaged in the needle-in-the-hay- stack search, hampered by the post-hurricane haze and laborinr through heavy seas. Because of the raging- waters, the master of the Limon could not attempt to take off the stricken vessel's passengeri. Fears were expressed that the Dixie, a Morgan Line coastal ship, might be battered to Jieces before moderation of the storm made, possible 'iraiw'fer of her passengers. Some Injured i Borne ot the Passengers and mem- bers of the crew suffered minor In- lurles in the terrific beating BUS- ;alned by the Imprisoned ship. Cap- tain E. W. Sundstrom of the Dixie wirelessed. See FLOOD, Fife 9, Col. 7 UALUAL CASE REPORT MADE ncident Held a Private Af fair; No Blamed Fixed A veritable squadron of tners, tankers and coast guard cut- anxiously In the vl- Jnlty. With visibility reduced to a minimum, they were compelled to depend solely upon garbled messages rom the Dixie for their guidance. The regular radio apparatus of he liner was disabled shortly after he struck the reef, about 60 miles south of here, early this morning. An emergency wireless set was put In use. One of the rescue ships, the tank- er Reaper, reported this morning she believed she was but a short distance from the Dixie. She could not see her. however, the skipper of the Reaper said. May Use Buoy Coast guard officials at Tampa said the perilous task of taking passengers off the Dixie might be effected by the use of the breeches buoy. The coast guard cutter Carrabas- set, steaming toward the side of the Bee SHIP, Page 9, Col. 7 CLOUDY Iturmomeler tharmometer bumldlly (17- PARIS, Sept. joint immlsslon of the League of Na- ons seeking to determine blame In tie Italian-Ethiopian dispute, rend- ed a verdict today that the Ualual cldent was a matter solely bc- iveen Italy and Ethiopia. The Incident Is not a matter for ternation.il responsibility, the mmlttee decided. The commission was composed of wo Italian and two Ethiopian rep- resentatives. When they were un- able to agree they summoned the neutral arbiter, Nicholas politls of Greece. The decision will be submitted to the two governments and the league council. It clears both Ethiopia and Italy and leaves the blame unllxed. The arbitrators were unable to decide on any legal point because the question of frontier limits pre- viously had been removed of their Jurisdiction. They were limited to determining the circumstances und- er which the fighting it Ualual oc- curred. The arbitrators refused to fix re- REPORT, 10, Col. 5 27 Killed, 40 Hurt In Dynamite Blast MATEHUALA, San Luis Potosl, Mexico, Sept. en persons were killed and 40 In- jured by a dynamite explosion in the little mining town of La Faz yesterday. The authorities said a man nam- ed Mendozn had been taking dyna- mite from a nearby mine and stor- ing it in his home. This dynamite exploded, destroying 25 houses. Mendoza and his whole family were among those, killed. Fear Felt Over Veterans In Camp Along The Florida Keys NEW ORLEANS, Sept. A radio message Intercepted fty tropical radio station today said the town of Tezemer, on the keys, had been practically wiped out by the hurricane raging In that area. Thirty miles of railroad lines were washed away by heavy seas, the report said. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Sept. blanket of isolation still lay today over most of the territory traversed by the Bahaman storm In Its furious passage over the Florida Keys and the extreme southwest coast. As the disturbance moved Into the Gulf of Mexico near Everglades City this morning, nothing had been heard of the welfare of some approximately 650 war veterans housed In highway construction camps on the Matecumbe Keys. Railway officials who dispatched a special train Into the area to evacuate the men last night learn- ed from an American Legion sur- vey party the special had been halt- ed by falling trees when 17 miles See STORM, Page 9, Col. B US VIEW UNCHANGED WASHINGTON, Sept. Secretary Hull announced today hat concession granted by the Ethiopian government to the Afri- can Exploration and Development Corporation would play no part whatever In the attitude of the United States toward the Italo- Ethiopian situation. BELGIANS MOURN WITH THEIR KING'AS HE FOLLOWS HEARSE BEARING THE BODY OF ASTRO) BRUSSELS, Sept. i only 18 months ago he attended body of Queen Astdd of the Bel- I funeral of his father, King Albert. giana was Interred today In the roj ni erypt at Laeken, Tens of thousands watched as Astrld's lonely king, Leopold III. walked behind her coffin. Astrld died In his arms last Wednesday after the automobile he was driving plunged olf a country road in Switzerland. The king, his right arm In a sling and his side bandaged from broken rib, followed the hearse from-.tlie palace where the body had been in stale, to St, Oudule cathedral, when Prince Carl of Sweden. Queen Astrld's father, walked to the right of Leopold. On the king's left wu his brother, the Count of Flanden. Behind him walked the Duke of York, Great Britain's official rep- resentative, and othei European royalty and dlgnlUrles, all In uni- form. Officers of the royal household walked on each side of the hearu. 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