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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1935, Abilene, Texas Abilene ISatlp "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1935--TEN PAPES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER Huey In Action Five Characteristic Closeups of Senator Huey Lopg Taken By Candid Cameraman Thomas D. McAvoy (ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT, 1935, NBA SERVICE, INC.) "ladie-e-e-s and "Is it a. government? It looks more like the St. Vitus dance to "We ccme to that plan of mine, now "They go Runmns for me but am I the cause of their ng, Shot By Political Foe, Given A Chance To Live School Enrollment A Record Cooler Weather In Wake Of Continued Rain In This Area Downpours Sunday In Texas; Month's Total Here 5.66 Inches September's siege of cloudiness and rain continued into the ninth day Monday, marking up the seas- on's lowest temperature in Abilene SO degrees at 7 a. and a total precipitation of 5.66 inches for the month to date. Brief glimpses of the sun early Sunday were followed late in the day by a heavy cloud from the west -which brought 1.59 inches of. rain here in less than two hours. Merkel received two inches as the focal -point of the storm, which was ac- companied by heavy wind in that area, and a brilliant electrical dis- play. Water Over Highway. A similar rainstorm In the East- land county area gave EasUand two inches of rain and Cisco 13 Inches. For several hours early last night .the gankhead highway between these two points was clos- ed as water 15 inches deep flowed over the paving at a small creek, but that route was clear today. Additional rain south of Abilene Sunday night left the highways be- tween Winters and Ballinger and Abilene and Coleman still closed with traffic to BaUlnger and San Angelo and Ballingef detouring by way of Sweetwater, and to Brown- wood and Coleman by way of Cisco. Ballinger received 1-2 inch Sunday, Winters 5-8 inch, and Coleman 3-4 inch. The Abilene rain put Lake Kirby up nearly a foot, within 24 inches of the spillway top, but Lake Abi- lene at Buffalo Gap reported only .47 inch of rain and no rise. The E. L. Dolieey Multi-Millionaire Was Figure In Teapot Dome Oil Case LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9-W Rainfall here since January 1 has i Edward L Dolieny. multi-mllllonalre amounted to 24.57 inches, and is Midas of the oil industry, is dead. only .6 inch below the twelve-month j Tne 7g.year old ruler of an oil See WEATHER, Page 10, Col. 8 only relief In sight Is lo stare our wealth! I thank you.' I CCC YOUTHS A REFILLED West Texans Are Victims As Truck Overturns Two civilian conservation corps enrollees, members of a group en- listed in Abilene late in July, were killed and 13 others injured early Sunday morning when a truck in which they were returning to camp from a dance failed to negotiate a turn near Apache Grove, Ariz., and overturned. All nineteen of the boys in the truck came from this section, most of them from Abi- lene. The dead: James Goodman, 18, Whjte Flat community, Nojan county. Francisco Afbarez, 19, Abilene. Live Near Trent. Goodman was the son of Mr. smd Mrs. J. H. Goodman, who live we. of Trent just over the No'fan coun- Soe MISHAP, Page 10, Col. Z Final Tribute Is Paid Mrs. Hardin BURKBURNITTT, Sept. Mrs. Mary C. Hardin was burled yesterday. The First Baptist church was fill- ed and hundreds of other persons stood outside in the rain throughout the services for the woman who, with her husband, had devoted a large oil fortune to Texas philanth- ropic the past few years. Numerous notables from Texas and Oklahoma attended the services, and there were thousands of mes- sages of condolence as well as huge florril displays both at the church and grave. at this Beverly Hills toTvnhouse last night. A chronic Invalid for many months, his death was the result of a complication of ailments accentu- ated by his advanced age. As a man who left a fortune in excess of and whose philanthropies rolled into the hun- dreds of thousands, Doheny was one of the most picturesque figures in the history of oil. Members of the immediate Do- heny widow, a daugh- ter, Mrs. Leigh Batton, and his five grandchildren were at the bedside when the came. Whie virtually in retirement, Do- heny was president of Petrol- eum Securities corporation, his ma- jor holding, at the time of his death. Won Acquittal The story of Doheny is studded with peak accomplishments and not a few marked disappointments. He won fame as the discoverer of vast See DOHENY, Page 10, Col. 8 1579 Pupils At Abilene High On Opening Day; Increases Reported By Other Units Largest opening day attend- ance in the history of Abilene high school was reported today from the office of L. E. Dudley, principal. A total of pn- pils Had registered as compar- ed with on the first school day of 1934. Total of Five of the city's eight elementary schools and the Americanization and negro schools also reportgd gains in attendance while three el- ementary schools showed losses AS compared with 1934 Registration. lor the entire pub.- system at noon Was a gain of 140 students over the to- tal at the close of the first day o! classes last year. Principals In ail the grade bctiools, however, were expecting substantial enrollment Increases during the week. Sharpest Increase In students was reported by Principal J. E. Price at the Amsricanteatlon school where the enrollment has more than doubled the 1934 figures. The negro school had only three more pupils than in 1934 but school officials be- lieved a number of children had not reported because of adverse weath- er conditions. Other Reports. An Increase of 25 students was reported at Alts Vista and smaller ;ains were announced from offices at Pair Park, Travis, Central and Valley View schools. College Heights, Locust and Lamar schools were short of their first day attend- ance marks of 1934. Opening day enrollment as com- pared with last year: 1035 Abilene high Alta Vis'.a 313 Fair Park 226 1 Wonder Why' Huey Mutters After Shooting BATON ROUGE, La., Sept, 9 Huey P. Long, gravely wounded by oh assassin, had only this remark as he was being carried to the hospital last night: "I wonder why he shot me." Aides who assisted Long Into an automobile said he made the brief comment after entering the car and remained silent, holding his hand against the bullet hole hi his side, enrouta to the hospi- tal. 'ollege Heights Travis jOCUst Central Valley View Lamar Americanization Negro Totals 471 429 184 701 183 257 121 254 1934 283 213 495 425 190 694 173 30 66 251 .4.71B Crew Safe Aboard The Seth Parker HONOLULU, Sept. The coast guard patrol boat Tiger re- ported by wireless to her base here early today she had reached the dis- abled schooner Seth Parker, once the round-the-world craft of Phil- Lord, radio entertainer. The 15-man crew was reported tale. FEDERAL COTTON ESTIMATE IS OVER BALES LOWER Forecast as of September 1 Set at 1 U89.000, Still Far Above Last Year; Over Million Bales Ginned WASHINGTON, Sept., tion, high farm officials apparently An don-oak ctittcn crop this were pleased with the Indicated year was predicted today by tre de. partmont or agrlca'.uirc, represent' ing a reducnlrn of bales from the estimate a month ago. The department said the drop was due largely to Insect damage and continued dry weather. Most of the reduction was predict- ed for Texas, where the forecast was bales less than a month ago. A declnc of bales was shown lor Oklahoma, only moderate changes were Indlcaled for rtates. Declining to comment for publica- smaller crop. The price dropped somewhat when the August 1 estimate exceed- ed most private reports by several hundred thousand bal-'s. The Bankhead allotment for the nation this year Is bales. Producers must pay a ginning tax of six cents a pound on all cotton (finned In cxccsa of the Bankhead crop-production control allotments. The Indicated crop this year is balrjs more than the 1834 SM COTTON, 10, Col. 8 Guards Of Long Quick With Guns BY CHARLES K. FRAMJPTON, United FreBi CorrMpan'fln't: Coiiyrtiht, 10SB, BATON Sept. Standing In the door of Governor O. K. Allen's office, less than ten feet away, I witnessed-the attempt on Senator Long's life last night and saw the man who. shot him riddled a moment later by more than a half dozen of Senator Long's guards. Not more than five minutes earlier I had talked with Long on the floor of the house of representatives where he was watching legislators pass to second reading the 3B ad- mlnlstratlon-baclted bills that had been approved Sunday morning by the house ways and means com- mittee. Talked to Huey 'Senator, my office Just Informed me that the government investi- gators have reported that CCC of- ficials were guilty of criminal neg- ligence in the deaths of the several hundred World war veterans killed in the Florida I inform- ed him. "That doesn't surprise Sen- ator Long answered quickly. "They See WITNESS, Page 10, Col. 1 Mrs. Duggan May Be a Candidate AUSTIN, Sept. Possi- bility that Mrs. Arthur P. Duggan would be n candidate to succeed her husband In the Texas senate from the South Plains district developed today. Arthur P. Duggan, Jr., son of the late senator, said the question prob- ably would be discussed at a family conference socn. He said his moth- er had expressed no views on her possible candidacy. Governor Allred has called a spe- cial election for September "8 to fill the vacancy. Body Guards Speedily Slay His Assailant Louisiana Dictator Gains Strength After Blood Transfusion; State Is In Furor After Pistol Attack In Corridor of the Capitol I BATON ROTIGE, La., Sept. Although his physician denilce to comment, It was learned reliably that Senator Huey .P. Long took i turn for the worse early this afternoon. BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. Huey P. Long1, seriously wounded by a political foe after a session of tba special legislature called to further strengthen his "dictator- ship" over Louisiana, was resting satisfactorily today in a Baton Rouge hospital. The assailant, 30-year-old Dr. C. A. Weiss, Jr., of Baton Rouge, was shot to death bodyguards immediately after firinjr at the senator last nisrht. While attending physicians said "no important information will be available for 72 Senator Long was conceded a HYDE PAKK, N. V., Sept. Roosevelt In a formal statement today expressed deep regret over the asooslnallon of Sen. Huey P. Lone, his severest congressional critic. "I deeply Mr. Roosevelt .said, "the attempt made upon the life of Senator tang of Louisiana. The spirit of viotaace Is un- AtHcrican and has jio place 1 n a, consideration of public attain, least I of all at 3 time when calm and dispassionate approach (o'flH I problems of the day la so essential" approach io'the difficult ahance 'ftfaffiir-iu-t strength after a blood transfusion and operation. While the senator fought death, the state capital was in a furor: Details of state police, from other parts ol the state, nrriyed in the early morning- heart. Troops were mobilized New Orleans. Trucks were ready to transport them here at a'min- ute's notice. Heavily armed guards stood at the doors of the Louisiana house of representatives. Men with sawed-off shotiruns and rifles were in front of the (rovernor's office where Lonp was wounded. Scores of other plainclothii; men were at the statehouse entrance and in the basement. Persons entering: the building were searched for arms. The assault on the senator was as dramatic as many of his own ap- pearances before the public and in he legislative halls of Louisiana Washington. The legislature had just recessed 'or the night. The senator strode rrom the assembly naM, accamnan- cd by his ever-present bodyguard and Supreme Court Justice John B. Fourncl. "Everybody be here In the mom- Long called ta aides. "TcM everybody to be here." son-in-law of Judge B. Abilene and nnrl Tuesday partly cloudy and r. Wont of lOfHh merlrtlnn Parlly cloudy, cooler In Boiith portion to- night; Tuesday partly cloudy, warmer In portion. East Trxns-Kast of TOOlh meridian Cloudy, Ihnndernhowerji In east portion, Tursdny partly cloudy, al showcra near coast, warmer In norihweBl portion. Monday, 1.50 Inches. Total Blnct tlni of the yesr, In 7 m. ontlay, 24.57 Ifjrlic.i. 10.3B Normal amount. 18.10 Inched. incc firm of the year, OUDY Dry thcrmomrlrr VVet llifrrmnrnrlcr Relative humldiiy 1. Favy of Opclousas, a political op- ponent of been waiting around the corridors of the new skyscraper statehouse. lie iiirrlcdly stepped up lo the senator, iullcd a pistol from inside his white in en jacket and pressed It against Long. But before he could press .the -rigger again Justice Fourncl lurch- ed at him, deflecting the bullet. The pistol then jammed, The course of the bullet which struck Long entered the upjior por- lon of the abdomen, piercing the body. The bullet twice penetrated he (ran.sverse colon and caused considerable hemorrhage. There was another Immediate roar of gunfire. Members of Long's body- guard had shot Weiss through the heart. The doctor's body lay on the Two Witnesses Examined Before Brief Hearing Is Adjourned BATON ROUGE La.. Sept. Inquest over the body of Dr. Carl A. Weiss, Jr., 30-year-old Baton Rouge eye specialist slain last night aftter he attempted to ussasslnale u. S. Senator Huey P. Long, was recessed unlll 4 p. m. after a brief session during which two witnesses were examined. The witnesses were C. E. Framp- ;.on, United Press correspondent and John D'Armoncl, Jr., hotel man. Frampton was an eye-witness to the shooting in which Long was wounded by one bullet from Dr. Weiss' before the latter was felled by Long's bodyguards. D'Armond was in the office of Gov. O. K. Allen when the shoot- Ing occurred in ft corridor Just op- Sec HUEY LONG, Page 10, Co. 3 See INQUEST, Pase 10, Col. 7 BATON ROUGE SHOOTING TO HAVE IMPORTANT EFFECT ON NATION'S POLITICAL EVENTS WASHINGTON, Sept. The bullet which ripped through Senator Huey P. Long's body will affect the course of national politics j p11Diic' in" a somewhat appealing next ycnr regardless of the outcome pose. In the opinion of most politl- to "share-lhe-wealth" and the de- feat cf the Roosevelt administration. But if the senator survives his wound, again he will be before the of the senator's fight for Hie. Without the amazing red-head who swept to prominence as "the the political machine by which he controlled and manipulat- ed the Loulslnns state government Is almost certain to collapse. With It would vanish all likeli- hood thnt there will arise in the South and Southwest an effective radical political hegemony dedicated cal observrrs the senator's prestige hnrl been somewhat tarnished in re- cent months, first by the refusal of the state to offer j.ny support In his attempt to compel the resigna- tion of Postmaster General James A. Parley. Within the senate du- veloped ft freshman democratic bloc of antt-Lonff led by Senator Sec POLITICS, PMB fc Col. I ;