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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1935, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV. FiHI Leased Wires of Associated United Prett (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The Homing Mm) NUMBER France Throws Support To League Temporary Projects To Be Pushed To Open More Jobs He's Nominee He1, nicknamed "Happy" to- ot bis sunny disposition, and return from Kentucky's Democratic primary gave A. B. Chandler, 31-year-old lieutenant governor, another chance to smile. He won the gubernatorial nomination on hb anti-dictator- ship, anti-sales tax platform. (Associated Preas FOES LAUNCH ATTACK ON LONG'S MACHINE Confusion Apparent In Ranks of Dictator's Followers; Governor Allen Promises Action Against Assassins BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 13. lieutenants oi Sen ator Huey P. Long turned from th slain "dictator's" grave today preserve the power of his dynasty. Behind ft curtain of silence draw around the statehouse. the diverg ent interests nd ambitions of Long followers created an impression confusion in their ranks, and foe of the Long machine seized the op portunity to begin their attach. "Long is dead but Longism sti Mrs. Hilda Phelps Hammon chairman of the women's committe of Louisiana said. The commit1 '-e has sought to hav Senator John H. Overton unseate from the United States senate o the claim that he had been electe through fraud by the Long machln "In Louisiana absolute tyrann Long's Eulogist "Be fell In the line ot duly. Hej 'died for us." These words wen Included in the enlogy paid Hney P. Jjontv yesterday by Rev. Gerald L.K, Smith (be.-; .former, Chrntlan 'minister and orgaitlzer of'SMriP the-wealth" clubs who officiated at the funeral service.. (Awoci- aled Press Response to Merchandise Offerings Is Best In Five Years i K, Sept. NEW YORK, eelleration of the fall busii above estimates was reported by Dun Bvadstreet in its review of trade. "Assuming a quicker pace t] week earlier, the expansion of movements attained proporl that exceeded estimates set foil in- itial fall It was staf "Retail distribution swung ward, favored by cool weather bid the most generous response to lew See BUSINESS, Page 16, Col. I pace lay ikly L .'I ido ms HENRY ROGERS FREED UNDER BOND No Charg V, SiUHelr .In ;Death of (QUOTUM. ItM. AJ10CI.M. PMiji WEST OHE8TER, Pa., Sept. Huddleston Rogers m, fin ger-prlnted and under bond of 500, was released today from the jai where he has been held since earl: Thursday In connection with thi death at his farm home of t h i singing actress, -Evelyn Hoey. Freed with him was. William J Kelly, young .freelance movie cam- eraman. with Miss Hoey, was a house guest at the farm, "Indian when the now con- sidered -by- investigators as probable suicide occurred Wednesday eve- ning. Mrs. Benjamin Rogers, first wife of the late Standard Oil multi-mil- lionaire, Col. Henry Huddleston Rogers II, and mother of young Rogers, was in town when her son, haggard, worn and extremely ner- vous, emerged; but she did not ap- pear at the jail. Bond of was fixed by Judge W. Butler Windle to assure the presence of Rogers and Kelly at the nquest, next Thursday night into the 25-year-old actress' strange death. It -was explained that there are no charges against either man. Rogers was still wearing the farm ilothes he had on Wednesday night when, after hours of drinking and uarrelling, he, was found, .support- d by two men; on the lawn of the arm house in an upstairs bedroom if which the girl lay dead. Talks of Suicide His necktie and belt were taken rom him last night following ex- resslons of fear that he might at- empt to take his own life. "Let me have a gun, so I can kill myself, he was quoted by armer Claude Battln as having aid. Battln was present in 't h e arm house when the shooting oc- urred. It was Battln's story, strong- y bolstering Rogers' and Kelly's ccounts, that strengthened offici; still Mrs. Hammond said'in a statement. "The cruel, shacUlng laws still stand upon the statute books and. "corruptionlsti are still in control, while In Washington Longlsm lives on in the fraudulent title of John H. Overton to his seat in the tenate o the United States.. "The battle of the women's com- mittee of Louisiana has always been based on principles, not on person- alities. That fight goes on." Allen's Statement To offset the rapidly developing attacks; Governor O. K. Allen, titu- lar head of the organization which Long built into the most powerful machine in America, Issued a form- al statement bitterly denouncing 'those who plotted and Inspired" Long's death and declaring "prin- ciples cannot be annihilated by murder." "The principles for which Senator Long stood will survive through the Allen said. "They will be impervious to gun-fire and gangster methods employed .by those who hope to achieve political success through their destructions." He added that there would be no "temporizing" with the "assassins." There was silence today at the skyscraper capital Long built even as there was a move to resume normal activities. It was where he was wounded fatally by au.assassin during.one of his spec- ial'sessions to .-strengthen his "dlc- SiipdaytWa: it his monument yesterday. Inquest As a crowd estimated at from to 200.000 looked on, Long was buried Ll front of the capltol yesterday' afternoon. While speculation political future continued, Dr. Thomas B; Bird, East Baton Rouge coroner, laid plans to go forward Monday with the oft-delayed In- quest into the death of Dr. Carl A. Weiss, Jr.. Long's assassin. The coroner returned a simple verdict In Long's death. It read: 'Gunshot District Attorney John Fred Odom 13th Lucky Day (Tky HODC) for WPA Offidife Friday, the ipHe of .persistent nipentUntiom offers no qualms for WPA of flclals here. Quite (he contrary, before 'the day is over they are expectinr announcement tram staff mem- bers in San Antonio that new and important projects lor this district are approved and that work Is lo proceed Immediately. And here is why "13" b their lucky sign. Director W. 6. James went lo San Antonio on June 13 to accept the post of district 13 director. He drew 13 countiei. Thirteen offices make up the WPA headquarters rn the Park buildinr. And to keep the chain unbroken, Assistant Director John Hendrlx from Sweetwater drew a room on the thirteenth floor of the Wboten hotel. R. C. Hoppe, district engineer, and other state members an hi San Antonio today. said new witnesses would be heard Monday but it was not known See LOUISIANA, Pag-e 16, Col. 4 Announcement of Wed- ding Plans Comes as Surprise to Capital SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. William Gibbs McAdoo nd Miss Doris Cross, 26-year-old daughter of Mrs. Nellie Cross of his city, will be married tomorrow t 4 p. m., at a private ceremony the home of the senator's aughter in Washington, Mrs. Cross said today. Bernard Nelson, Wound- ed In Heart, Dies at Ft. Worth PORT WORTH, Sept. Bernard P. Nelson, 30, was shot in the heart in his apartment here to- day and died in an ambulance. An instant after neighbors heard one shot, Mrs. Nelson ran from the apartment screaming: "Why did he do She ms hysterical and was un- able lo tell any details of the shoot- ing. Radio patrolman Hefner and Davidson, the first to reach the apartment, said they found Nel- son on the bed with a .38 caliber pistal nearby. One shot had been fired. Nelson was a clerk In the con- struction department of Sinclair Refinery company, a Job he had held for the last five or six The head of that department said he last saw Nelson Thursday night when the clerk cane to the office remained a few minutes and left. Today someone called the office CHIEF OBJECT IS TO 'IEUPLL5 WPA, Under Hopkins, W Direct Activities Unt Ickes' Division Gets It -Program Underway -HYDE PARK, N. Y., Sept. 1 Roosevelt an nounced orders today for th Works Progress administrntin under Harry L. t tiki-over the works relief driv until the permanent publi works program of Secretar Icljes reaches a greater volum of smployment. Direct Relief Find frpa detailed explanation of th while works problem his regu conference today, th President related that yesterday parley provided a program for th coming six weeks with addlflpual. for direct er reduction in this. As for the contest between secre iarj; Ickes' public works plan an Barry Hopkins' temporary work Idea, he said the problem was re duced to the proposition of dollar nun tQ employed and 'the tlm TIe'rtated'it waTuniffiely funds already-allocated lor perman ent structures- would reach a peal of employment before next June Therefore, the gap must be filled In >y temporary work; under jurlsdiC' ion of Hopkins, he explained. Because of this, Mr. Roosevelt said the of the remaining -from the four billion und to be spent In the next four months would.go to temporary Jobs This must be done, he asserted, if he objectives of taking rom relief rolls Is achieved by the lovember goal. At the same time, he said, con [deration would be given to the Mrmanent public works projects. ie announced that secretary Ickes as been asked to submit a list at rejects of-this nature and he laid own four rules for their approval These are that contracts must be t on or before December 16; the rejects must be completed In ear, they must be in an area here there are sufficient relief jersons lo provide the employment: nd they must abide by the re- ulreme.it of average pay of per man for the job. Thus declaring for speed and for ee WORK RELIEF, Fare IE, Col. 1 See NELSON, Page 15, CoL 7 See ROGERS, Pace 15, CoL 8 Auto Overturns, Youth Is Klll -.1' TGALVESTON, sept. Osccav Fuller, 19, Qalveston, tilled today when an automobl driven by his brother overturn four miles north of here. Abe Full er. the brother received minor 1: juries. Fulkr was tbe no of i nut Two Get Terms In Shooting Case SAN ANGELO, Sept. Estep and Josh Woolen of Hext, enard received two year nd one year prison sentences at ason Thursday for their part In ooting .into the passing automo- e of W. I. Marschall, Tom Green unty farm agent. Estep pleaded guilty before Judge Lamar Thaxton and was given two years and Woo- ten got a year in a Jury trial. Marschall, returning from San Antonio at time, of the alleged shooting, passed a car parked at the side of the road, and a bullet whiz- zed Into bis his leg, but he was only slightly hurt. REV. STUTT8 DIES PLA1NVTEW, Sept. R. E. L. Stutts, retired Methodist iotCT, died today at Lockney. He will be burled there tomorrow. He entered the mlrjatry In 1903 and moved to ttow-TMtf WASHINGTON, P'Jpt. Announcement thit Senator Wll- lian Gibbs McAdoo, 73-year-old former secretary of the treasury, would be married soon to Miss Doris Cross, 26-year-old public health service nurse, was made to- day at his office. The announcement, coming di- rectly from the senator's staff, con- firmed an earlier statement of Miss Mary Addison Ingle of Washington, a friend of Miss Cross, that the couple would be married soon. Wedding plans, members of the staff said, as yet are indefinite. The California senator could not be reached Immediately for expla- See McADOO. Page 16, Col. 4 Oil Operator Is Claimed By Death SFHEVEPORT, La.. Sept. I J. McMurrey, 43, well-known East Texas oil and refinery operator, ra- iding at Tyler, died in a hospital here early today. He underwent a major operation on Monday. His condition had been reported uvorable following the operation lut took i turn for the worse yes- terday. No funeral arrangements have yet i announce! hue. Physicians Fear For Akard's Life Condition of Clarence Akard of Abilene and Weatherford, hurt in an uutomobile accident near Po- teet on Sept. 2, was reported as grave at a Ban Antonio hospital Friday morning. Attending physi- cians fear he will not recover. Akard's car was struck by a hit and run driver, according to infor- mation received here. His machine overturned three times and one lung was punctured In the accident. Abilene and fair lo- nlRht and Saturday. Went of JOflth meridian Generally fair tonight uid Saturday East of 100th nc.-ldlan Generally fair tonight and Snlurday. Temperature! i Thuri. Frl. 1 p.m. a.m. ioneer, Father of 16, Succumbs GILLILAND, Sept. of Knox county were present for funeral rites held over W. R. Myers, a 46-year resident, who died Tues- day in his home near Gilllland three days after passing his 87th birthday. Rev. A. P. Allen of Crow- ell conducted the funeral held In the Ollllland Christian church. Burial WES at Truscott under IOOP aus- pices. Mr. Myers was born In Birming- ham, Ala., and came to Knox coun- ty In 1 He was the father of 16 children, grandfather of 65 and great-grandfather of 22. The wife and eleven children survive. FDR BACKS UP PEACE APPEAL MADE BY HULL HYDE PARK, N. Y.. Sept. 13.-W) Roosevelt today an- nounced thorough endorsement ot the appeal by Secretary Hull for a-d herence by the quarreling countries overseas to the Kellogg peace pact and expressed his concern over the situation. Responding to questions at his regular press conference, the presi- dent made it clear that if war does break out abroad, this gov- ernment is very definitely neutral by the recent act of congress de- claring six months neutrality and embargo on arms. He remarked that the situation overseas Is being watched very closely. He said he thought the statement by Secretary Hull sum- med up the proposition very well. He emphasized the concern of the government and the people. Sept. 13.-MV- threw its full WASHINGTON, The United States moral support into the scales against war last-minute today appeal a stirring, Secretary Hull for a peaceful settlement of the threatened Italo-Ethloplan con- met. Proclaiming the peaceful Ideals of the American people and citing this government's contributions towards the world's collective efforts to avert hostilities, Hull called on all si natorles of the Kellogg peace pac to observe their solemn obligation and maintain world peace. Although the strong See PEACE FLEA, Page It, Cot. Little, Emery Lead At Half way Mark Champ Two Up On Good man, Oklahoman Four Up On Boston Golfer v.v F Lawsbn Little of San Franctsco was esding Johnny Goodman of Omaha 2 up and Walter Emery of Okla- homa City was 4 up over Joe Lynch of Boston at the halfway mark in odayV 38-hole semi-final matches 'f the national amateur golf cham- pionship. Little continued his par-shatter- ng tactics despite several off line shots! He had a 71 for the round ind this made him nine strokes inder par for the tourney. Little broke J hnny's heart at the 12-yard 16th where Lawson was 20 eet from the cup with his second. Jttle dropped the putt for an eagle nd Goodman, lying three, was redited with a birdie foiir. Emery was having an easy time gainst the young Bostonlan. Lynch s the dark horse of the round of our. He was nervous, lighting one Igaret after another. Lynch's putting lapses were costly, ie was out In 39. three over par. Goodman took the first hole with birdie but Little came right back o do the same thing on the next ole. The champion went into the :ad on the third, lost the fourth, Sec GOLF, Page 15, Col. T Velson Will Take Texas Prison Job HOUSTON. Sept. Jave Nelson of Orange, chairman of e state livestock sanitary commls- on today accepted the position of ineral manager of the Texas prls- i system, tendered to him at a lecla] meeting of the prison board Continental Flight Tim of Is Near Men's Best Mark NEW YORK, aura Ingalls Sept. challenged other women filers'today-to match he record of 13 34 minutes, seconds between Los Angeles am New York and herself turned a cal culating eye toward the record fo men. Miss Ingalls established a worn en's record when she drove he black and white monoplane ove Floyd Bennett airport at p. m. (EDT) yest-rday to completi a transcontinental flight that bet ered the 2-year-old record o Amelia Earhart Putnam by 3 hour 3 minutes, 25 seconds, and mlssec -he men's nonstop record only by minutes, 5 seconds. Lofil Her Way "And I would have beat that too, Miss Ingalls said, "If my radio had i't gone out near Cleveland. I los he beam and Hew In the wroni llrection part of the way." The tiny avlatrix who in six year f flying has established six record. nd won acknowledgement by thi See RECORD, Page 16, Col. 3 st Saturday. He will replace Lee Simmons, hose resignation was accepted at e special board meeting. Mr. Nelson had taken the offer nder advisement until he could nfer with Mr. Simmons and W. H. tark of Orange, his present cm- oyer. LIQUOR LAWS TO BE FIRST OF TOPICS BEFORE LEGISLATURE Officer-Salary and Age Pension Programs Will Be Sub- mitted Next, Governor Alfred Announces E-Tcx OH Town Is Swept By Fire LONGVIEW, Sept. Half of a block of business pro- perty !n Greggton, small East Tex- as oil field town three miles wesl of Longvlew, was swept by fire to- day. Firemen- expressed belief that match thrown on fresh oil, which hiid been put down to settle dust, started the blaze. The Oldewater and Longvlew The Gladewster and Longvlew tinguishlng the flames. A news stand, cleaning establishment and cafe were ruined and a clothing store, phannacy, barber shop and Mldnliht" Noon 82 S3 83 82 SO 77 73 70 ea FAIR Dry thermometer ..77" 93-- eo< AUSTIN, Sept. regulation, displacement with salaries, and old age pensions will be submitted to the special session of the Texas legislature in that order, Gov. James V. Allred said today. When the session opens Monday, Allred will submit the liquor prob- lem. Salaries for district officers and large-county officers will then be submitted during tho first week. Old pensions will be submitted as as he can study the matter sufficiently to write an Intelligent message on It, be uld. Then Uaei tbtaff have to attended to at the Allred said. "I do not want to clog up the calendar with others, until ac- tion on them Is assured." What other topics will be sub- mitted, he was not prepared to say, other than a appropriation for playgrounds and recreational facilities in stale parks. The ap- propriation will be suggested for purchase of material that will make possible an employment program to be financed federally. No "administration" liquor bill is being written, Allred said, If by UUiaiATOK 15, dot beauty parlor were damaged smoke and water. by Greyhound Lines Giving Pay Hike PORT WORTH, Sept. A five per cent salary Increase for all employes, effective as of Sept. 1, was announced today by Paul W. Tlbbetts, pres'dent of the South- western Greyhound Lines. Tibbetts said the Increase In sal- aries was made possible by an in- crease In revenues of the firm. The company employs more than 800 people, and has an annual payroll of MINISTER NAMED ..RIGA. Uhvla, Sept. Dr. Alfred Bllmanls todf-y was nomi- nated Latvian Statei. minister to tbe GEFOLLOWEO Laval Statement Places Nation With England; Italy Says Course of Action Unchanged GENEVA, Sept. 13. Premier Ltvtl of France today placed France in the raata with Great Britain, Russia and smaller nations of Europe in defense of the peace obligationr of league of nant. "Our obligations are inscrib- ed in the Laval told the league of nations assembly. France will not evade obligations." Feu- BacUI (An Italian government i man In Rome stated thit" what uld was neither favorable nor unfavorable to Italy mid that tt would have no effect upon Itatfk oours eof action.) To this m-ench stand oppoMd to the imminent war between Italy add Ethiopia was added a warning by the delegate from Oreat dominion of South Africa that an Italian Invasion of Rhiopla ndftit lead to racial trouble between blacta and whites. Charles Theodore Te cWefate from the Union'of Smith Africa, warned Kit "Afrfca 'win In case of an-Itsb-Rhlopta H bom of the iintl edie or consequences the slow but apparently relentless march -of the dbeaw of 'war Into our continent Delegate Irked "Let It never be the WASHINGTON, Sept. Rope for averting war between Italy and Ethiopia wan ened today by the position of France'at the league of nation rnecllnr at Geneva, In the opin- ion of Secretary of Stale Cordell Hull. long memory of black Africa never forgets and never forgives injury and Injustice." Whether Italy would heed these warnings was still uncertain. The rtitatlon of the Italian delegate was gradually mounting. "For ten days we have been here now waiting for a real and serious examination of our accusations See LEAGUE, Page 15, Col. 7 TRIO NABBED IN ROBBERY Taken at Marlin After Safe at Perry Is Looted MARLIN, Tex.. Sept. Safe blowers who escaped with 800 In loot after a gun fight with roused citizens at Perry early to- ay, later were captured here and odged in the county joll. Three explosions, wrecking the afe at the John Sandner Mercan- le store at Perry aroused citizens here early today. T.he robbers es- aped with approximately la ash and a like amount in checks nd cotton bale tags. The robbers and citizens ex- langed several volleys oC shots but o one was injured. Sheriff Less Hay and depusy Ned Javls of Mnrlin were notified to be on the lookout. They sus-' Iclous looking automobile and in- estlga'.cd. In machine was found the ot taken from the safe, burglars' tools and a quantity of nltrogly- eiln. The two occupants of thi achlre were '.edged in the Fall! mnty jail. Boy, Missing All Night, Found Dead AMARILLO, Sept. mders, H-year-old son of Mr. and rs. Carl M. Landers of Amarllio, as found dead today near the foot a pole which held high ectric wires, Cause of the death had not been termlned. An all-night search waa ade for the youth after he falM return from paiture where IN went to the cow. A ;