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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1935, Abilene, Texas Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron H El noN VOL. LV. Fun Leased Wlret of Associated Fran United Prm (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1935-FOURTCHt PAGES (Evcnlnp Edition of The Homing Mm) NUMBER It Florida Storm Toll May Go To 500 Rough Seas Bar Transfer Of 372 Aboard Stranded Liner Will Do As She Pleases, Italy Asserts GiLUEIHJMi Missing The geareh wai widening to- day (or Joseph W. Ady, Jr., (be- low) Colorado Springs, capitalist and mining engineer who has absent from his hone for l days. The hunt extended rh Colorado and New Mex- Ady is the husband ot the former Olivia Parker Burns, mul- timillionaire. (Associated Press U. S. Entanglement In Dispute A voided By Oil Cancellation Hull Persuades Standard to Abandon Ethiopian Conces- sion; President Roosevelt Pleased By Action Held In Deaths Ita 33, was, It Ippjeton, TfcSfc orilciab how rfre took her two small children, one tacked under each arm, and waded Inlo a river until they ncDwn. Authorities said she wai obsessed with a fear that they were not developing' norm- illy. (AsaocUM Press WASHINGTON, Sept. The Standard Vacuum Oil Com- pany's cancellation of a gigantic Ethiopian oil concession was believ- ed today to have erased all chance of United- States entanglement in the Italo-Ethloplan -dispute. Secretary Hull's diplomatic ma- neuver in persuading the oil firm to drop plans for African exploita- tion- was credited by informed ob- servers with having clarified issues in the controversy between Italy and the Abysslan empire. These ob- servers also saw the move as 'a bold stroke destined to aid Great Britain arid, other European nations in their ..attempts to calm, the troubled East African scene. At Hyde Park, N. Y., President Roosevelt was said to be "delighted" at the turn of events "because he regarded the contract so upsetting to peace negotiations." The League of Nations met In a special session at Geneva today in an effort to avert war. The question of another American oil and mineral concession remained to be settled. This Is held by Leo Y. Chertok, New York broker, who said he received the concession as security for a loan of to be raised by Oct. 17. The Standard Vacuum Issue was settled after George S. Walden, chairman, and H. Oundas, vice pres- See. CONCESSION, Pafe 14, Col. 2 Southern Vets Vote For Reunion Grand Army of, Republic At Gettysburg In '38 AMARILtO, Sept. feeble but proud .remnant of the boys who wore the gray In the Civil war agreed today to forget any dif- ferences that'might have remained and meet with the Grand Army of the Republic in a joint reunion at Gettysburg In 1938. The Confederate veterans' voted unanimously to accept an Invita- tion to the proposed blue and gray reunion on the Gettysburg battle- where nearly soldiers lost their lives in a three-day batUe In '1863. Final Get-Together Paul Roy of Gettysburg extended the Invitation on behalf of the Pennsylvania state commission and Gov. George H. Earle of that state. He said Confederate and Union forces, meeting at Gettysburg In 1913. had agreed to return 75 years after the battle for a final get- together. At the opening session of the forty-fifth annual reunion of the United Confederate veterans, aged soldiers rose, waved their arms, and' cheered with husky voices as the United states Marine band played "Dixie." Gen. Rice V. Pierce of Union City, Tenn., commander-ln-chlef of the veterans, and Gen. Harry Rene Lee of Nashville, Tenn., adjutant gen- eral and chief of stalf, addressed their comrades. Carl Hinton, reunion director and past commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, urged ac- See VETERANS, Page 14, Col. B New Scout Troop For Haskcll Co. Efforts to Oust Him From Texas Organization Had Failed DALLAS, Sept. Roosevelt, son of the president, said today he had resigned as first vice- president of the Young Democrats of Texas, a post his political foes had contended in bitter word bat- tles that only a native Texan should hold. The Junior Roosevelt said he had relinquished the post on Aug. 6. Two attempts had been made to have him forcibly removed from of- fice, leaders of the movement main- taining he had been Illegally elect- ed by the executive committee and that he was not well versed in po- litical and governmental affairs of Texas because of his short residence In the state. Young Roosevelt said he submit- ted a recommendation with the un- conditional resignation that some 'native son" be selected for his po- sition. The resignation was contained in a letter to Raymond Buck of Fort See ELLIOTT, Page 14, Col. Will Protect Own Inter- ests, Delegate Tells League; Eden Warns of World Calamity GENEVA, Sept. 4. Italy proclaimed Ethiopia a, world outlaw today before an extraordinary session of the League of Nations Council and declared she would use com- plete liberty of action in deal- Ing with the ancient East Afri- can kingdom. Eden Pleads For Peace Speaking before the council, Bar- I on Pompeo Italian delegate, denounced Ethiopia as an outlaw in the family of nations. He an- nounced that Italy "reserved for herself complete liberty of action for the purpose of adopting all measures necessary for the security of. her colonies andv-to safeguard Her 'own Interests." 5C Alolsl's attacH on Ethiopia- fol- lowed i presentation of an Italian memorandum In which Italy charg- ed continued Ethiopian breaches .of diplomatic and commercial rela- tions for 40 consecutive years and reiterated claims of alleged Ethi- opian attacks on Italian lives and property. Italy's firm stand to carry on her dispute with Ethiopia, and, if need be, against the concerted opinion of other nations, followed a fervent plea for solution of the dispute by Capt. Anthony Eden of Great Brl tain. Eden warned that collapse of the league's efforts to bring the controversy to an end would be a world calamity. Tense Atmosphere The council convened in a strain- ed atmosphere for a final showdown en the African dispute. Dr. Enrique Ruts Guinzau of Brazil presided. After a private session, the public See LEAGUE, Page 14, Col. 4 Federal Highway Aid Is Approved FORT WORTH, Sept. 4 The regular federal aid highway program for Texas has been ap- proved by the national authorities, according to a telegram received to- day by C. E. Swain, district engi- neer of the United States bureau of public roads. Between and. 000 in construction is involved. The federal bureau is in readi- ness to receive projects as the dlf- lerent undertakings are presented by the state highway department, it was announced. Retail Dealers of 24th Senatorial District To Meet Here Dr. W. J. Dinforth, secretary of the Texas Pharmaceutical associa- tion, will be the principal speaker at a meeting of retail druggists of the 24th senatorial district at Ho- tel Hilton Thursday afternoon at o'clock. A number of druggists from Scur- ry, Eastland, Callahan, Taylor, No- lan, Mitchell, Throckmorton, Fish- er, Jones, Haskell, ahackelford and Stephens counties are expected at ithe session, announced Prank M. president of the Abilene Druggists association. irpose of the meeting Is to com- plete organization of the district as outlined In a plan presented by Dr. Danforth. A district chairman will be appointed, as well as a, WPA APPLICATIONS POUR IN AT RATE OF A DAY Boy scout troop is under way la Bi9 Rush ls On.After September 12 beTdline Announced; sagerton, Haskeii county, under di- Final Action On Funds to Be Taken September 17 rectlon of T. K. Price, superintend- ent of the public schools there. The troop organization will be perfected in chapel exercises at the Sagerton school on Wednesday Teacher Must Remember Her ABC's And D's LANSING. Mich., Sept. wu a question of the kindergarten teacher knowini her alphabet today. The widely-known Morlok quadruplets started to sohoe4, and their mother, Mrs. Carl A. Mor- lok, sewed their Initials en their dresses so their teacher would, tell them apart. The four girls, now five years and two months old, are Edna A: Wllma B; Sarah C; and Helen D. They entered the Oak Park kindergarten school today, a crowd of townspeople waiting: to see them. Their father Is a city constable. (Mercury Dips to 66 Here; Most of Area Gets v More Rainfall 'iCooler weather forecast for West Texas tonight brought hope for clear skies from cotton farmers In this section. Additional rainfall of .05 of an Inch In Abilene today brought the total since Sunday to 2.89 Inches. The thermometer dipped to 66 de- grees early this morning and cool- est weather of the fall season Is pre- dicted for Thursday. Additional Rain Menard, Mason, Balllnger and Winters reported additional rain- fall this morning. Precipitation at Menard this morning was 1.25 Inches, bringing the total since Sunday to Bl25. Totals for the four- day period were 2.5 Inches at Ma- son, about 6 Inches at Ballinger and about 9 1-2 Inches fit Winters. Additional rains were also report- ed today at Merkcl, Big Spring and San Angelo, where the aggregate sine: the first of the week has been between 2 and 3 Inches. Stamford and Rotan received See RAINS, Page 13, Col. 6 Brady Repairing Water Damage BBADY, Sept. Faml- ies were moving back Into their lomss today, and business men were busy cleaning stores, as the flood waters which yesterday In- undated the main streets of the awn, receded.. No estimate was available of the ,otal damage caused by the flood, but at least a dozen filling stations and other buildings between the plaza and the river area were dam- aged heavily. Many homes in the flooded area were damaged, but most families a.ved their household goods by moving them out before the flood waters arrived. ARE ATM HELP Dixie Shipping Water, But Still Is Safe; Weather Moderating; Lifeboats Are Prepared By AHHnclited MIAMI, Fla., Sept. were swung over the sides of rescue ships today, ready to be dls patched to the aid of the stranded liner Dixie which pounded on French Reef with 372 persons aboard. Shortly before one o'clock this afternoon, however, Tropical Radio Intercepted a, menage from the scene laying that the sea. was still W rough to permit the- life boats to be placed in the water. ..A few minutes later, Morgan line offices in .New York received wireless message from Captain E W. Sunditrom of the Dixie which read: Rescue Delayed. "Rave notified all ships standing f to land passengers at Miami Conditions same as before. Weath- er moderating." The rescue work had not yet be- gun, line officials emphasized. Captain Sundstrom, In another wireless, said that, 10 feet of water which the.Dixie had taken In two of her holds had, by strenuous been reduced to elgh feet1." The tension among crews of th resbuV ships reached high pitch a the climax to their long .vigil ap- proached. The'report that the life boats wen prepared for launching came in wireless message from W. H. Dep erman; a passenger on the Flatann United Fruit liner which lay closes to the stranded.vessel. "One boat Is already swinging ov- er the side of the sale Depperman. "All the other shlp3 are drawing near, most of them EO See SHIP, Page 13, Col. 8 Peak of Emergency Has Passed, Personnel To Be Reduced Sept. 11. The new troop plans to participate in the historical pa- geant to be given at the Haskell county fair In October. Highway Body In Session at Paris PARIS, Tex., Sept. way problems were before the con- vention of the International High- way association and its allied or- ganizations here today. The convention opened yesterday in conjunction with the Lamar dis- trict fair. Speaking yesterday, P. L. QaEsa- way, Oklahoma congressman, as- sailed Senator Huey Long of Louis- iana and predicted that President Roowvelfc, would sign the WASHINGTON, Sept. rush reminiscent of CWA's drive to employ men In 30 days was on today in the control room of the administration's present effort to end the dole, W. M. Cotton, chief of the project control division announced that WPA applications had jumped to around a day since President RooseveSt set September 12 as the deadline for getting them to the capital. A "big day" form- erly was To handle these and a stream of proposals from PWA and other jovemrnent agencies. Cotton said he had geared his organization to Pass upon applications a day between now and the deadline. Light blazed all night in the block-square auditorium basement which houses the division. Tabu- atort who check, the calculations of those submitting projects worked ton said his state programs section likewise was ready to work 24 hours a day if necessary. Cotton, who formerly was city manager at St. Petersburg, Fla., said of PWA applications hitd been received from August 27 day after the president fixed the time September To date, he reported, the control division has passed upon of projects of all kinds. He figured about of the work relief funds remains unallo- cated by the president and that projects which could use about of thosa are "In process." Under the president's plan, his idvlstory board Is to take final ac- tion on allocation of funds Septem- ber 17. As to whether tlio administration goal of putting to work by November 1 can be attained, Cotton said ha was confident sufficient Abilene and cloudy and cooler tonight, Thursday partly cloudy. West of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, probably local flhowcrfl Jn extreme west portion tonlsht anrt Thurs- day. Eajt of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, local showers In south por- tion, cooler In north portion tonight; Thursday partly cloudy, local showers near west coaflt. Rainfall for houre ending 7 a. m. Wednesday, .07 Inch. Total since first of year, lo 7 p.. m. Wednesday, 21.78 Inches. Total amount for same period last year, 9.31 Inches. Normal amount since first of tho year, Inches. HYDE PARK, N. Y.. Sept. Roosevelt today ordered all emergency federal agencies und- er control of the budget bureau for curtailment personnel with as- sertion that the peak of the emer- gency has passed. By executive order Mr. Roosevelt placed the following seven govern- ment units under the budget for control of administrative expendi- tures: The Must Budget Outlay agriculture adjustment ad- ministration; the federal emergency relief administration; the national recovery administration; the Tenn- essee valley authority; the public works administration; the commod- ity credit corporation, and the rail- road co-ordinator. This move completed the placing under budget control .of all emerg- ency agencies outside regular execu- tive departments. The president in announcing the order at his regular semi-weekly press conference, held today In the tiny den of the family house, ex- See AGENCIES, Fare 14, Col. 3 Kills Himself as Children Look On CROSBY, Tex., Sept. With several of his nine children looking on, J. J. Shlmek, 62, fann- er, killed himself today by plating the barre of a pistol Into his mouth and firing the weapon. Shlmek hnd been picking cotton In his field, a mile and a half from here. His cotton sack still was hook- ed over hi1! shoulder when he drew the gun. One of the children ran lo the home of H. H. Lucas, a nelphbor, who called an ambulance. No given for Iblmet'i action. Veterans Camps On Keys Demolished; Ruin Is Widespread Heavy Loss of Life In Fishing Villages; Description Of Devastation Given By the Survivors; Government Agencies Join In Speeding Relief Work (Copyright 1935, by th. Aaneltted Proa) MIAMI, Fla., Sept. resoners eitinuting tht death toll at between 400 and 600, part of the extent of devastation on the hurricane-swept Florida keyi wai learned today from sur- vivors and from expeditioni of mercy and aid. All of the forces of the government were joined with UM Red Cross in rushing auppliei to areas of death and wreck- age and in evacuating the debris-littered keys. The heaviest loss of life, reicuers reported, was on upper and lower Matecumbe Keys and in the fishing villages along Plan- tation Key and Key Largo. Two of the three government camps on the Mateeumbe Keym, where war veterans are engaged in building a highway down the keys to Key West, were reported completely demolished. A rescue party out of Miami, led by Jack Combs, an under. taker assigned to organise identification of the dead, ported between 400 and, re 600 persons were killed in this area. Hotel Collapses. Many of those who died on Mate cumbe Key were crushed In the collapse of the Snake Creek hotel which was used as a hospital ac the camp. Among these was Dr. E. 0 medical director of the camp The word of Dr. Main's death was brought to the mainland amlner at the Graphically, Dr. Alexander de- scribed the Monday night of hor- ror: "I was at Snake Creek hotel which was used as a hospital. This collapsed about 10 p. m., with many persons under the ruins. There were about 40 .patients In this building about half of them women and chil- dren. Out o' this number, there were only seven men and three or four of the women saved. "When we found the water still rising, we made our way to the railroad track. We dug holes Into the earth under the cross ties so we could protect our heads from the flying debris. This was the only way we could keep our brains from being crushed out. We stayed on the railroad track until 3 a. m. as that was the only place above water. "At daybreak Tuesday, we found tank car full of water which offered refuse." Nothing Undamaged. Coffee was made for the 111 and Injured, Dr. Alexander said. In the afternoon. Buck Wright (one of the men at the camp, evidently) and See STORM, Page 13, Col. 4 British Cabinet Ready for Action LONDON, Sept. MacDonald, acting prime minister, Is returning today by plane from Losslemouth, Scotland, in the van- guard of cabinet ministers retum- ng to Whitehall to be ready for swift action if warranted by devel- opments at Geneva. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin will return tomorrow to take com- mand of the home front in the talo-Ethloplan dispute. Veteran TeDs of Seeing His Buddies Killed experience In UM hurrieano recounted totey United Press by Hatty Gukln, war Veteran who war in Ult mldit of the prl. IUI. By UnIM rw) JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPIT- AL, MIAMI. Sept, waiting all Monday afternoon on the tracks of the Florida east coast railway for a train to move up out of veterans' camp No. 1 on upper Metacombe Key, the hurricane hit us at 7 p. m., and blew us all direr the place. We went through hell from Utta until 3 o'clock the next morning. Then It began to let up a little. I was hanging to a telephone pole to keep from being blown that's how I smashed this hand. A railroad felt like it, any- way, crashed Into the pole and hit my hand. Before my eyes the hospital wai picked up to a height of 60 or M feet and blown at least three blocks. For a moment it seemed to float Ilka a paper bag In a breeze. I hung on to that pole for dear life, although at times, when I saw my friends, my buddies, being lilt- ed across the railroad tracts and See SURVIVOR, Page 13, Col. I Mishap Injuries Fatal to Veteran AMARILLO, Sept. George W. Waddell, aged Fort Worth Cor-Iederate veteran, died today from injuries suffered yes- terday when a lurching elevator hurled him to a concrete floor. A Boy Scout who was acting as escort for the aged veteran, acci- dentally touched the starting lever of the elevator, causing It to start up suddenly, pitching Waddell head first to the floor. Waddell's body will be sent to Port Worth by train tonight. Ho will be buried at Colorado, Texas, beside his wife. TRAPPED ON NARROW LEDGE SURVEYOR CLINGS TO SLOPE AS RESCUE EFFORTS RUSHED CALGARY, Alta., Sept. Trapped on a narrow ledge feet up a sheer mountainside, Paul Cardonl, a surveyor, huddled In danger of death today as rescuers fouijht to reach him. Snow swirled about the mountain op as Cardonl, unable to sit or He section of northern British Columbia, 300 miles northeast of Prince George, B. C., in the Forest St. James area. Hoping to reach the summit ot the mountain and descend by an- other route, Cardonl continued his climb. At feet he was caught on the tiny ledge. Extending up- down, clung to the cliff throughout I ward was a sheer cliff, 500 feet to the bitter cold night. Cardonl was a member of a for north mining camp surveying party. He became separated from the other members and was trappped on the precipitous slope. A party of veteran northern min- ers, balked In their rcscuo r.ttempt ast night by darkness and blinding snow, started up the feet again oday. mouaUlqtiJoetfcd In a nfetfe Ito downMjk the mounQan peak. Downward wu a straight drop except for the way up which he had come over which he could not return. Rescuers feared Cardonl might become numb from the expoture to cold and, unable to sit, would tall over the cliff. The ledge upon which he stood was described u t mere indentation In the rocky mountainside, too nuror for bin ;