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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1935, Abilene, Texas IFAIR Abilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. Full Leased Wires of Auociated Press (W) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER PAGES (Evening Edition ot The Abilene Morning Newt) KUMBEB Oil Heir Quizzed In Singer's Death U. S. To Cancel Tariff Benefits To Germany Four of KInglish's Chief Aides Four of Senator Hue? P. Low's closest shown here, were in the Louisiana capital when their chief waa' shot, and may be leading figures In a battle for political supremacy In the state, expected since the Long machine has been left without a leader. Lviig was on his way to Allen's office when he was shot; Lieut. Gov. James A. Noe gave his blood for a transfusion necessary in treating the senator; with Long when his assailant fired was O'Connor, public service commissioner; Messina Is chief of the bodyguard through which Dr. Carl A. Weiss slipped to open fire. Maverick Demands Broad Navy Inquiry Flier Hoping To Bette East-West Mark Now Held By Amelia ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Sept. 12 Speakman, Albuquer que airport manager, said he saw a plane he thought to be that o Laura Ingalls, pass over this city headed east at a. m. (Centra Standard Miss Ingalls Is seeking to better the west to east non-stop flight record of Amelia Earhart. LOS ANGELES, Sept. Laura Ingalls hopped off early to- day on a projected non-stop flight to New York In an attempt to lower the west-east Ehanscontlnent- al record of Amelia Earhart. The diminutive aviatrix, who re- cently made the first non-stop east- to-west cross country Journey by a woman flier, was determined to reach New York In less than 17 INGALLS, Page 11, Col. S Given Five Years On Murder Count 'AINT RO3K, Sept, iry In 119th district court here this morning found L. G. Deuran, Odes- sa rtnfc proprietor and former San Angeloan, guilty of murder with malice and sentenced him to five years In the penitentiary. Charges gjew out of the death of BUI Johnson, Brady highway em- ploye, on thD road between Eden Texan Accuses Department Of 'Meddling' In The Nation's Affairs WASHINGTON, Sept. Questioning Its efficiency and ac- cusing It of "meddling" in internal and foreign affairs, Rep. Maverick (D-Tex) wants a congressional in- vestigation of the navy. The Texan, himself a World war veteran, put forward his demand for an eight-point inquiry in the final edition of the congressional released. "As a he said, "I am willing to give our arms of de- fense adequate appropriations for that purpose. I am willing to help them in their morale, In their effi- ciency and in their discipline. "I am not, however, willing, to make huge appropriations and per- mit the efficiency of our fighting arms to go down, nor to let the mil- tary run the civilian population, meddle In Internal affairs, and stick their noses in foreign Eight-Point Probe An investigation, Itfaverlck said, would disclose whether the half illllon being granted the navy de- partment annually Is being wasted tnd harms rather, than benefits the navy. Maverick said the Inquiry should over: 1. Peace-time espionage cf the navy. 2. Connections with foreign af- r.lrs and state department duties. 3. Any connection of the navy or ny officer with munitions makers nd shipbuilding lobbies. 4. Naval educational policies, In- luding the naval academy currlcu- tra. B. Discipline, particularly among fflccrs. 5. Number of officers on duty In Washington, officer lobbying, and ieir distaste for and nonwearlng Reich Must Pay Higher Duty After October 15; Action Means New For- eign Trade Program WASHINGTON, Sept Germany on October 15 will lose all tariff reductions grant- ed by the United States in re- ciprocal trade pacts, official sources made known today, be- cause of asserted persistent and flagrant discriminations against American imports there. New Policy The termination of tariff bene- fits, attributed to the state depart- ment, was interpreted as Instituting new policy In American foreign trade. Secretary Hull, It was learned au- has otlf'd Dr. Hans Luther, the German ambassador, that after Oct. 15 all German im- ports Into the United States must pay the highest prevailing duty rates. By that action, this country es- tablishes for the first time In many years a two column .tariff schedule, one with normal rates for countries which treatment Ipods, and another nigher scnedjile for..countries which discriminate a g a in s t American goods. President RooseValt's formal di- rections to the treasury department to withhold extensions of lower duties on nearlv 100 articles made the Swedlsh-Belglan-Haltlan trade pacts from Germany are ex- pected to be announced before Sept. 15 Treaty Concluded The German-American commer- cial treaty, thp first unconditional most-favored-nation pact entered nto by this country, ends by Ger- many's desire and action on Oct. 15. The effective date of the new arid higher tariff on German goods will coincide with the treaty's ab- rogations.. Germany. Portugal, Denmark, and i Italy have been "on warning" from the president since July that favor- able tariff treatment they now re- ceive is subject to cancellation on 30 days notice because of their dis- crimination against American im- ports. Italy Is now negotiating a recip- rocal trade pact designed to remove many of the discriminations prac- See TARIFF, Page 12, Col. 8 Long's Share-Wealth Clubs May Thorough Inquiry Into Assassination Promised As Final Tribute Paid the Kingfish Throw Support To Talmadge (CopyrlKht, 193S, By Associated ITCH) BATON flODGE, La, Sept. Thousands paid silent tribute to- Following the expressed convic- tion of Earl Chrlstenberry. the late tor': W- jajretaiy, that Dr day to Senator Huey P. Long, Weiss, Jr., who shot the senator ruler of his Louisiana empire, 7-as one source Indicated Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia might be In- vited by Long "share-the-wealth" clubs to run for president in 1936. The Griffin, Ga., Dally News In a special dispatch from Cecil Hurst, associate editor of the paper in Louisiana on a vacation, said: "Talking to certain "share-the- wealth" club leaders I was toid now that Senator Long, 'the greatest champion of the people Is dead, Governor Eugene Talmadge of Georgia will probably be Invited by our organization to run for presi- dent in 1936'." Governor Talmadge was en route from Atlanta to Chattanooga to de- liver an address could not be reach- ed immediately for comment. Sunday nJcht, had been chosen by lot for thi! issassinatlon, the dis- trict attorney promised a thorough Investigation.' The Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, na- tional organizer for the "share-the- wealth clubs" chosen to deliver the funeral oration, called for a con- gressional investigation. Mr. Smith said last night he be- lieved disclosure of the motive be- hind the assassination would "shake the nation." The great Influx of outsiders for the funeral of the senator created a traffic Jam In the city's business district. The statehouse park, where the senator will be buried, Is the north boundary. Flags of state of- fices hung at half staff. The city appeared to be beginning to com- prehend that which had been so difficult for It to th man whose soven-yenr power re glme it had witnessed In history making turbulence really was dead Mr. Smith, former Shrevepor clergyman and national organize of Long'2 share-the-wealth clubs announced he had called on Josepi W. Byms, speaker of the natlona house of representatives, to orde the congressional Inquiry. Message To Byrnes "I wired the speaker." said Mr Smith, "that, since he had ap pointed a committee to Investigat Senator Huey p. Long's actlvitfe In Louisiana, he should appoint on to Investigate his assassination'.' Byrnes recently designated a com mittee with authority to Inquire In to Louisiana politics to determln whether a "republican form o Bee HUEY LONG, Page 11, Col. Slot Machines Also Are Tatfe'n; Defendants Furnish Bond A series of beer raids that netted two slot machines as well and three and one-half cases of beer late Wednesday resulted Thursday In the filing of four complaints in Justice court, three charging posses- sion of mall liquor in excess of one per cent by volume and the other possession and exhibiting slot ma- chines. Defendants in the beer cases are C. E. McGehee, operator of the Hob i uniforms. 1. Character of mechanical and MAVERICK, VIM v, CM. I Prenarc to Flqht Utility Measures NEW YORK, Sept. Terming recently enacted utility legislation "an attempt to advance a theory of state socialism already proven Inimical to the rights of American the Edison Elec- tric Institute, representing the na- tion's greatest utilities, today re- tained noted counsel to test con- stitutionality of the New Deal utility control measures. REMARKS AT McMUBRY "Abilcnians put a day into marble machines and get nothing back but a said Mayor C. L. Johnson In the course of his welcome address to McMurry college students, Thursday morning. "Abilene is a good town, bet- ter than most, but this Is one ot the bad things I am going to tell you about it. More money goes into these marble machines every day than it takes to oper- ate every school In this city. 1 hope you arc not going to add to that said the mayor. "You have the best wishes and greetings of the city of Abilene, of which you are now a parl. May your conduct, ac- tions and work be such that Abilene may always be proud yon are with Johnson con- cluded. M'Murry Students Welcomed To City Many Patrons and Friends of College Attend Program Marking jOjjenjng..of ThirteMJvAnnual.Sfssioti More .than four hundred students of McMurry college were welcomed to Abilene as a csnter of Christian Education, Thursday morning, by leaders'oi civic, religious and edu- cational- organizations and Institu- tions of the city. The occasion was the thirteenth annual opening of the school, and the program brought a large crowd of patrons and friends of the college to the campus to Join in the greeting. Special guests included thirty three pastors of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference. Although class work started ac- cording to schedule at B a.m. Thurs- day, registration, after two days, still was continuing. A freshman class of more than 200 was present- ed in the chape] by Dr. C. Q. Smith, president, and a large number of upperclassmen who were new In McMurry also were Introduced. Dr. Smith presided for the pro- gram, which opened with the song "All Hail the Power of Jesus and closed with a.momen of silent tribute to the late Dr James Wlnford Hunt, founder ant for eleven years president of Mc- Murry, and prayer by Dr. o. P Clark, pastor of St. Paul church. Rev. John E. Eldrldge, presiding elder of the Vernon district, said the Invocation, and Dr. R. A. Stewart presiding elder of the Abilene dis- trict, gave the devotional message, on the theme "Be a Master Builder." Greetings Mayor C. L. Johnson brought of- ficial greetings for the city of Abi- See McMURRY, Page 11, Col. 8 Fatal Gunfire In Chamber Leads to Charges of A Revolt Plot Nob on Butternut street; R. L Lindsey, operator of Shelly's cafe on South First, and V. E. Grilfii of the Landau cafe on South First Each made bond set at fol- lowing arraignment in Judge Jann Gray Bledsoe's court. County Attorney Esco Walter See RAIDS, Page 11, Col. 5 YOUTHS GET Training !n Offices Part of New Relief Program AUSTIN. Sept. Atty. Gen. William McCraw today an- nounced his department would spon- sor ft project to irtve 850 young Texans training In government of- fices. The Texas division of the Na- tional Youth Administration will be In charge of the project, which has been approved by H. p. Drought, state WPA administrator. Those employed will be taken off relief rolls 'And placed In local and slate government offices. "I see this as a chance to give our young people some valuable training In how their government McCraw said. "It will not only benefit, them, but will be of Inestimable benefit to their state. YOUTH, Fife U- OoL 5 JNO.REDDITT IS GOVERNOR Serves for a Day While All- red and Woodul Absent AUSTIN, Sept. John S. Beddltt. Lufkin, woke up today as governor of Texas. He will be governor-1'or-a-day.'A governor's banquet will honor him here to- night, He became acting executive be- causa GOV. James V. Allred end Lieut. Gov. Walter Woodul both were absent from the state, and Reddltt, as president pro tern of the Texas senate. Is next In line, Allred went to Oklahoma City to attend an oil conference called by Qov. E. W. Marland. Lieut. Gov. Woodul, In New Orleans, telegrnph- ed congratulations to Governor Red- Da. The acting governor's first official act was to honor an Oklahoma req- uisition. He will Issue several par- gee GOVERNOR, 12, Cot I .MEXICO CITY, Sept. A second national deputy died today of wounds received in a shooting affray In the chamber of deputies lost night. The second la die was Deputy Luis Mendez. Two other deputies are suffering from wounds. The gun battle resulted In charges that minority members plotted dif- ficulties for the aomlnlstratlon. Luis Mora Tovar, president of the majority, left wing group of the chamber, told President Lazaro Car- denas administration opponents planned and executed the shooting. Mora Tovar said minority merrib- ers had been meeting secretly for so metlme, planning to use violent See MEXICO, Page 12, Col. I Relchstaq Session Called By Hitler BERLIN. Bept. fuehrer Hitler today called the rclschstag (parliament) to meet Sunday In Numberg, where he Is at present, "to hear a declaration from the government." Nazi headquarters at Numberg declined to Indicate what Hitler's declaration would be. The cell to the relchstag session was uisued suddenly from Berlin Mi morning. Practically all the nvltatlons want to Niirrberg where ;he bulk of the deputies are at- tending Nti; party convention. Foreign, office sources sMd the 'orelgn policy and economic mat- ters would be tho principal subject! der fuebm'a ipeech. Bolstering Defense At Strategic Island In Mediterranean LONDON, Sept. Britain Is rushing additional troops to reinforce Its garrisons at Malta, strategic post In the Mediterranean, a high source disclosed today. Three battalions stationed at Cot- tertck, England, are being sent to :he tiny Island which'has already Become the focal point of Britain's Mediterranean defense plans, A British battalion normally Is composed of four companies of 250 nen each. The units ordered to embark are .he Lincolnshire regiment .the South Wales borderers and the King's own See BRITAIN, Page 12, Col. 6 Abllenu and tonight 'rlrtay; warmer tonight. and Wtat of 100th meridian ralr tunlRht: Friday partly cloudy. East or 100th meridian air lonJxnt and Friday, warmer In ex- reme well portion tonight. Temperatures Wtd. Thun. p.m. a.m. 78 M 10 B.I 82 SO 70 11 MldnlKht Noon Snnrlflv .Bunrel FAIR 7p.m. 7a.m, Dry thermometer BO- Wet thermometer ..fli' .W In hunilJlty ,.u% Kit O% BOTH Henry H. Rogers, Jr., In Custody After Body of Evelyn Hoey Found at His Country Place Thr Aisrtclatrd PrfflB> DOWNINCtTOWN, Ft, Sept. The honey-haired, blue- eyed little Evelyn Hoey, Ker of torch songs to Broad- way, Paris and London, wai found shot to death early today on the floor of a bedroom of the country dace of Henry Huddleston Rogers, Jr. At her feet lay a pistoi. On the bed was another. And in a comer of the room, leaning against the wall was a sawed- off shot gun. Tell' of Quarrel Rogers, 29-year-old son and namesake of the late Standard OH multi-millionaire who died lost July, was brought to Jail here. for ques- tioning and was held on a tech- nical charge of suspicion of murder. With him. snd held as a material witness, was William J. Kelly ot Union City, N. J. Both Rogers and Kelly said the girl had killed herself after a vio- lent quarrel with Rogers. She had been a house guest for about a week. Lending weight to the suicide theory was the statement of Clyde Battln, a farmer employed by Hog- ers, who was In the house. He said that BoEers. and .Kelly never left the they heard the shot upstairs. On the other hand the authorl- WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 12. (AP) District Attorney William II. Porkc, of Chester county, said today the fatal shooting of Evelyn Hoey, stage actress "looks like Asked why he was willing to release Henry H. Rogtn, Jr., In whose home Miss Hoye was shot last nlghl. In ball, al- though Rogers Is held on a charge of suspicion of murder, the district attorney said. "It looks so very much like sulclfic we feel Justified In ac- cepting ball." ties considered the following remark of the chauffeur, Frank Catano, made In answer to a question: "I don't see how she could have shot herself. Still I can't express my opinion, because I don't know." Events at Farm House Both Catano and the neighbor- hood farmer, Battln, said Mlss'Hoey was Important matter In consideration of how the girl met death. The story of what happened at the farm house, located at Lyndell, a tiny community on Brandywine creek about 25 miles west of Phila- delphia, was pieced together today by officers after they had question- ed Rogers, Kelly and servants at the place. Drinking Party There had been a drinking party at the farm, they were told. Unfin- ished glasses of liquor, bottles of soda, glngerale and liquor, and bowls of melting ice were still standing about when officers reach- ed the place about midnight Miss Hoey, who popularized the See SHOOTING, Page 11, Col. 7 Greece To Vote On Return Of The Monarchy ATHENS, Green, Sept. U (UP) Greece wOl hold nat- ional plebiscite on Oct. 21 to role on the retnrn of the monarchy, It wai announced The plebiscite woald pave the for the restoration or Klnf George It who left Greece 11 yean afo. The country since that time hmi been a repnMlc. tentlment In has been growing itronger stead- ily In recent months and ooly two days PutayeHI Tuldarli, a republican, yielded to the pressure In favor of a 'Re- public with a tins." The premier's chanfe ot heart means that Greece has an