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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1935, Abilene, Texas f Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR IfES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT QOES'-Byron VOL. LV. Fufl Leased Wires of Associated FTMS (W) United Prw (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1935- TEN PAGES (Evwfnp Edition ol The AMene Morning NMM) Italy May Accept League's Report First Step Is Taken Toward Setting Up Pension System Rallmen Again? Financial centers are weighing the chances of a comeback in the railroad world for the Van Swcrbifcn brothers, O. P. (top) and M. J., after the announce- ment by J. P. Morgan Co. that holdings In the rail empire would be disposed of auction on Sept. '30. The lout control of the whlcb. tbey built "from a to the Morgan Arm. SITE VOTES IFOR Applicants For Benefits Would Fill .Out Ques- tionnaire; Salary Sub- iect Submitted AUSTIN, Sent. 17. All applicants for state old use DensJons will be reai'ired to fill out Y questionnaire by Oct. 1, under a resolution adopted by th" Texas senate today. The resolution is concurrent, and must be agreH to by the bales- I____... _. 'Tt-iA CMT-lrau Vuai West Texas Cotton Yield Bales Is Forecast COMMITTEE'S ARE Plan May Be Made Basis of Peace Negotiations, Delegate Declares, If II Is 'Reasonable' Estimate For Area Serve By WTCGA Larger Than Six Weeks Ago A cotton 'crop fo 1935 is the estimate of the Wes Texas Cotton Growers associatlu 'or the 64 counties of Its member ship territory, including the South Plains aistrict. This is an Increase of bales over an estimate made sL weeks ago. and Is three times great er than last year's production in he same counties, which was Bong's Friends Appeal to FDR; Inquest Ver- dict Returned, BATON ROTJGE. La.. SepU17._ demands for federal in- vestigation of the destruction of Senator Huey P. Long, administra- tion foe and Louisiana dictator, went to Washington today. The Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith or ganfaer of the assassinated leader' "share-our-wealth" movement, said he "named names" In a telegram to President Roosevelt. State officials held their own counsel on whatever plans they might have, for pushing further In- vestigation of the fatal shooting of Senator Long by Dr. Carl A. Weiss Inquest into the death of Weiss who was shot down by Long's body- guards, was closed yesterday after Smith -refused to1 respond to ques- tions by District Attomy John Fred Odom. Smith declared Odom "has been named as a murder plot con. splrator." Odom branded the charge "malicious and deliberate He." Verdict The coroners Jury, after hearing the stories of Long's bodyguards, came to the succinct verdict that Dr. Weiss' death was caused by "pistol wounds in the head, chest and abdomen, homlcldally Inflict- ed." Louisiana coroner's juries do fix blame. renewed.at New Orleans his charge of "murder and announced the appeal for In. vestlgatlon to President Roosevelt. A meeting of several hundred per- sons In Stamford, Conn., adopted BUR u, w. t house to become effective. Would Speed Lejlslatl, The proposed pension cens would be conducted by a joint coi mlttee of house and senate mei bers acting with the state audito Blanks would be sent to each coun ty clerk for use in his county. The form of questionnaire is le to the joint committee. Beside age it was suggested bv Sen Fran Rawllngs, Port Worth, that It sho present Income of applicant, ho much pronertv he owns, how Ion he.has resided in the state and oth er 83 said gathering that da d' pension iegislatlonrse BenOrieal, WI--ita' Falls, Said will cause delay.. Both houses' adjourned until 10 m. Wednesaay. At 2 p. m. today th house liauor traffic committee an senate state affairs committee wer to start consideration of Ilnuor ree ulatlon bills. Topics Submitled Salaries to replace fees of offic and state law amendments to' mak possible the Brazos .rive reclamation project were submitte to the legislature today as topics b Gov. James V. Allred. To the senate he sent a list o his appointments made since th regular session for confirmation. I meeting of the committee on gover nor's nominations was to be calle today. No fight has develope confirmation of any of th "loointees. purpose of the Brazo See LEGISLATURE, Pare 9, Col. M'Adoo and Bride At Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Sept. Ending an aerial honeymoon trip from Washington, D. o. United Senator William Gibbs McAdoo and his bride, the former Miss Dori; Cross, landed safely here at mid' night. Smiling happily, the war-time cabinet member and his 26-year-old bride declined to discuss their im- mediate plans except to intimate they would remain here severa: days. Provides Bail On Federal Charge A. K. Knowlef, who was arraigned Kfore Commissioner Ida M. James on charges of possessing uiiiax paid liquor and carrying on a retail liquor business without the necessary tM, was released yesterday under bond of Knowlcs was arrested In Gold- thwalte, Mills county, Saturday aft- Wea Abilene and cloudy lo- nltht Wedneidiy. West" of looth meridian Partly cloudy tonight and WedneBday; eookr In Panhandle Wednesday East o[ mom Partly cloudy tonlgnC and Wednnday. Tempera turea Mon. Tuea. 10 11 Mldnlclu Noon SunrlRB Sunnet 83 88 an S4 S3 80 76 73 71 70 The survey has been under wa; a week, following the close of early September reins, and was riarefull' made at all "gin points" which are in contact with the 525 gins in th territory. Branch managers and WTCGA's members contributed. Better Around Here For the 39 counties In the orlglha membership territory of the WTCGA nenttrmg on the Abilene headquarters the estimate Is for bales, against las year; and for the 25 counties Ir the South Plains area, centering on Lubbocfc, the, is, bales, in 1934; ir Taylor, half of Jones county, the crdp I estimated .at bales. If th estimate stands up for the entire territory. West. Texas will gin its second largest crop In a half-dozen years. The estimators reported that the early .September rains were very beneficial, especially to late cotton with increased yield fat more than offsetting insect damage. Worm In- festation, in fact, was declared be greatly over-estimated, although bad in spots. The WTCGA will start late this week handling new cotton for its membei-s, probably in the southern portion of the territory where crop is earlier. the ON TIL HEfiE D. C. Flores, Jr., Charged In Fatal Shooting of Another Mexican Evidently They Like the Place GBANBURY, Tex, Sept, JJ.- must be something about Ihe Hood county jail here that gels the boys. The second of two prisonen who escaped lani Wednesday night was back today hiving returned of his own free will. I. W. Appling, the second pris- oner U> return, walked in and lold Sheriff O. J. Dentan he wanted "to get started on serv- ing my sentence so as to gel oat again legally as soon u possi- ble." He In serving a burglar; sentence. Max Cash, awaiting trial on t charge of murdering a filling sU- (Ion attendant, escaped wttb Appllng, but returned the ncxl day. Be told Ihe Sheriff hi "Just stepped out to get mar watermelon and peaches." GENEVA, Bept. The Italian delegation to the league of nationg informed the Asso- ciated Preu tonight that if the league council's report on the Italo-EthlopiaD situation is rea it will be nude the basis for negotiations by Italy. This -was considered of the upmost importance in view of Saturday's Italian communique which declared Italy Would not accept a compromise. Final Draft Tomorrow The Italo-Ethloulan 'body of the league was reported to reached an agreement upon tbef undamentals of a plan for the collective assist- ance of Ethiopia, and it earlier had been reported that Italy would re- ject the report. Premier Laval, one ol the mem- ben of the committee, told The As- sociated Press following a meeting of the body: "It cannot be said we have fin- ished our report." t Immediately afterward, the; com- mittee went Into a private swlon to discuss financial and economic nuestlons concerned with the Italo- Ethloplan situation. Another commltteee meeting wU whkpi time was -Salfa reoert Defense testimony in the trial o D. C. Flores, Jr., Abilene Mexican a charge of murder in connec Uon with" the fatal shooting of. Pe ro Ramon, another Mexican, here n August 10, was Bearing comple ion early this afternoon in Judge ifllburn S. Long's 42nd dlstrlc ourt. The case opened Tuesday mom- ng with the presentation of the rosecutlon testimony by one wit- widow, who eald lores came to the home looking for amon about 30 minutes before she card the shooting In the street and hat her husband did not have in. A statement made by Flores i the county attorney, in which he .Id he shot Ramon four times, was so admitted, Leandro Escobedo, Mexican, was chief defense witness of the ornlng, following a parade of ores character witnesses to the Sn TRIAL, Page 9, Col. 6 otton and Wheat Prices Up Sharply NEW YORK, Sept. uylng came Into the cotton futures arket In the late trading today, 'ting prices to a bale, n realizing Just Before the close, e market slipped back a little, lowing final gains of 75 cents TO .05 a bale. PORT WORTH, Tex., Sept. reached a new Klgh r "a period of several years" hero >day when one carload sold for .31 3-4 a bushel. High protein CLOUDY 7p.m. 7a.m. aMtm wheat, No. 1 hird was being held "81, 'at top of another high fewUlly ".MS lift M% tha put 6 years. Cash Assets of Old State Organization to Be Distributed, Five to six thousand West Texas :armers, members of the West Tex- as Cotton Growers association, w.'ll hare in the distribution of cash assets of the Texas Cotton Coopera- ive association, now In process of ;redual dissolution. Dissolution of the. TCCA was an- nounced Monday night from lls Dallas headquarters office as a. vol- ntary. arrangement made to allow he disposal among Its members nd former members of Its one- alf per cent reserve that has been cumulating since 1921 and now mounts to in cash and physics! properties Including gins and the Dallas headquarters build- ing. The TCCA is being replaced by a new organization, already chartered as the Texas Cotton Growers asso- The 'committee, composed of rep- resentatives of Britain. Prance, Spain, Poland and Turkey, waa said to have diropped all Idea of offering extreme' concessions to Italy In an effort to prevent he from attacking Ethiopia. Pro-Ethiopian Instead, the authority said t h committee was working toward a re port which will uphold the league1 orestlge and establish a preceden fairness and justice toward th smallest natlons.-Turkey was report ed urging strongly for a pro-Ethlo plan renort. The Italian delegation Itself pu an end to rumors that fighting al' See LEAGUE, Pagr 9, Col. 7 Baseball Player Killed Fighting Two While Plane Is High In A ir Bept. meto. 1 dramatic light In an airplane high over the Lone Branch rice track la the dirk early today re- sulted In the death of Len Koenecke, outfielder of the Brooklyn National league baseball team.. William Joseph MulaumiCy. who was piloting the plant, and Irwln Davis, nil laid they killed Koenecke In Klf-preservatlon. were charted with manslaughter. Davis and Koenecke were locked In a desperate battle, the fliers stated. Then, with the plane rock- ing, partly out of control, as the pilot fought to keep one hand on the controls, Mulqueeney struck Koenecke several blows on the head with a tire extinguisher. Koenecke, sent home from St. Louis by the Dodgers, had chartered plane at Detroit for a trip to Buffalo. Uiaiueeney Imve this graphic story to the peUce: "Accompanied by a friend, Irwln Davis, we Jeft the Detroit airport about 10 p. m. for Buffalo. During the middle of the trip Koenecke became restless and started grab- bing at the controls. "As he as seated In the front seat, I Vdvised him to get Into the back seat and he did. Davis came to the front seat. Everything went O. K. for a abort time. Then he grabbed me by the neck, which In- terfered with my flying. I asked Davis to get into the rear seat and try to quiet him. After about ten minutes he started fighting with Lou Koenecke Davis and there was quite a com- motion." "Davis yelled for help. 1 locket back and saw that Koenecke was f Jif htlnt Pavli. He then MM to at roe. Davis bit at Witt a fin extinguisher. Tin MMr knocked It out of his band. B> again made for me. "HoWrng the controls In one htod. I picked up the exttnsjuliber sod hit at Koenecke but hit Darts, I then hit Koeneeke two or Uute times with the extmcutaber but kept oo fighting so I bit hna again. "I circled two or three times and landed In a Held. BOOM people. In- cluding the were soon OB the field and after some little tune we were taken to the office.' A Jury to tats) .the death was by oner Warren Snyder. J. Hornby, K. C., conferred with Uuhrueeney and Davis at the Islington JaB where they are held. Murphy summoned a photograph- er to nuke, pictures of In- jured arm. The airman said Koe- necke bit him. Photographs also were made of Davis' torn and blood-stained coat. In Koenecke's luggage was found check for from the Brooklyn baseball club. He also had an In- itialed traveling bag In which wen found clothing bearing his name and a watch Inscribed "Len Kbe- neeke." The coroner's Inquest was set for eight o'clock Thursday night at Is- lington. "I had to come to a Constable Wethered of the suburban Me FIGHT, Page U, I elation. Its functions .will be the same as those of the TCCA, and Dallas will continue as headquart- ers, with the TCOA's membership absorbed Into the new TCGA. The American Cotton Growers associa- tion will, as before, be the market- Ing agency. Due to Secessions Secessions of five groups of cot- an farmers formerly holding mem- bership In Texas Cotton Coop- erative association made the change- over necessary, as, although being no longer members, they continued as shareholders in the one-half per cent reserve fund and had no way of obtaining their pro rata shares They can now do so, and It Is esti- mated that about will be Istrlbuted ultimately among mem- bers of the Wost Texas Cotton rowers association headquartering See CO-OP, Page 10, Col, 5 By Officers HILLSBORO. Mo., Sept. Nelson Yarberry. hunted since Saturday for the shotgun wounding of a denuty sheriff, was killed today by authorities when he returned to the scene of the shoot- ing Sheriff Thomas Lanham of Jef- ferson county said he and two other off leers, tranced Yarberry at farm nenr De Soto. Mo. "We thought he would come the sheriff said, "and we hid up- stairs. He came sneaking up to the farm a little after this morning. "He spied us and started shooting with a shotgun and we let him have if CHIEF-OF-STAFF WASHINGTON.. Sent. Secretary Swanson today Appointed Rear Admiral James O. Richardson as chief of staff to the Commander- in-chief of the United States fleet. Richardson succeeds Rear Admiral Samuel W. Bryant who has been transferred to the naval hospital at San Diego for treatment. Shipping In Danger, Man Vessels Sending Out Distress Calls LONDON, Sept. most savage hurricane In the mem ory of modem marines was ravag Ing the southern coasts of Engaln and Ireland today, raging throug the English channel and across th Bay of Biscay'. Distressed ships, perilously ba tered by mountainous seas piled u by a IDO-mlle-an-hour gale, wer sending out SOS calls all along path of destruction over more tha 500 miles o? crowded ship lanes. In the entrance to Bristol channc the crippled Elder Dempster steam er Mary Kingsley, tons, with crew of 50 and a few passenger aboard, wallowed dangerously afte ah all-night- battle vag'alnst th itorm. her 'crew were in lirtd arid everyone on board wu menaced by the danger of a deck cargo of locomotives breaking loose Steamer In Tow' Later In the day the vessel's own ers announced In Liverpool that the Wary Klngsley's position had im troved and she was on her way to "almouth. The steamer Brompton Manor, 1, 16 tons, bound from Cardiff for he Baltic with timber and carry- ng a crew of seventeen, wirelessed hat she was In distress off Lightship, Isle of Wright. A destroy- r and a .tug, located her this after- oon .ind began towing her into ortsmouth. Reports that her act- ng captain, A. W. Turner, and the hip's bridge had been swept over- ward together by a gigantic wave roved to be untrue. Every craft et sea between the outhwestern coast of Ireland and IB southwestern coast of Englaml Sec STORM, Page 9, Col. 8 Hornsby Is Given A New Contract INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS THE ISSUE BEFORE PEOPLE, HOOVER SAYS Warns Against Surrender of 'Freedom for False Promises Of Security' In San Diego Address Car-Safety Program WillBe Highway Department's Spe'cR AbHene Next Week For Testing Automobiles. It's safety time for Abilene mo- torists. The state highway department's "Safety designed, for the pur- pose of removing unsafe automobiles Trom highways and streets, comes to Abilene next Monday for a week of testing brakes, lights, horns, steering gears and tires for possible mechanical defects. Under supervision of Captain H C. Draper of the state highway pa- :rol, the "Safety Lane" will have he full cooperation of the.Abilene >ollce department's traffic officers, ihief W. R. aibley said Tuesday. The city's five motorcycle officers iftvc been assigned to duty for the week on the "Safety Lane." Five tate highway patrolmen will aug- ment the four men regularly 6ta- loned here. The "Salety be con- ucted at various points In the city durint the week. AH can teatod will be labeled. "la ease the automobile is round to be defective It will be M Capt. Draper said! "The owhsr.wlU be given seventy-two hours la which to make repairs. If repairs are not made we an authorised by law to file suit against the owner. If car Is unsafe we are given authori- ty to cancel the owner's license, re- mitting the proportionate balance on the year's payment. "The purpose of the 'Safety Lane' Is to eliminate automobile accidents ruofar they an caused by me- chanically faulty cars. We want the >ubllc to have their cars examined n the lane voluntarily. However, f we find a car we want tested we ;an require that done." Twenty-sU per cent of automo- Sec SAFETY, Page 9, Col. S II Cattle Trucks To Be Stopped in An Effort To Halt Thieves A modern version of cattle rustllni by members of the aylor county sheriff's departmeni p in arms, with the result Tuesday at Sheriff Burl Wheeler called i peace officers throughout this ea to join him in a campaign alnst the rustlers. Here is the way cattle stealing 3es on days. The would-be lei spots the cows during the day ives Jiis truck into the pasture at ght, loads up anywhere from one a dozen head, and whisks away Fort Worth where in three or ur hours he sells the cattle. 'Neither the rancher nor officers any said Sheriff NEW YORK, Sept. rs Hornsby signed a new three- ear contract today to manage the St. Browns of the Amerlcin eague through the 1938 pennant ampaign. "Muny In honest belief hold we losed, Louis 3. Von Welse, prcsl- ent of the Browns, sold Homsby ecelved a substantial Increase. "I'm very pleased with the agree- Homsby said. "I think he's the best manager n said the club presl- ent. "We're fortunate having liim s manager. The new contract re- him for what I consider the Miwflts the club derived from i SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 17.-W) Hoover, former president, today warned Americans against "surrendering their freedom for false promises of economic security." In a Constitution day address at the Pacific International Exposition Hoover scored "mechanical civili- zations of fascism, nnzlsm and com- munism." Urging defense of the bill of rights of the national constitution, the former chief executive said: the constitution Is under stronger discussion than since the Civil war, In which the Issue wae negro slaverv. Today the Issue Is the rights of tho Individual. "In the hurrtsano revolutions ban mat the world the war, men, struggling In the wreckage and poverty brought by that catastrophe and complications of machine age, are In despair surrendering their freedom for false promises of economic security. "Whether It be mclst Italy, Nazi Germany or CommunJt Russia, the result Is the same. Every day they have repudiated every pilnciple of the bill of rights, with speech, press, worship and criticism ccnjorcd, and men sent to Jell for uttering their honest opinions." Referring to the "crisis" the United States and consti- tution, .ie declsred that "this Is the most fundamental clash known to HOOVES, U, Cet I Ste RUSTLERS, Page 9, Col. 8 Selection of Rels Jury Goes Slowly COLEMAN, Sept. progress was made today In select- Ing a Jury to try Louis Rels for mui'dcr, because most of the tales- men examined had opinions to his guilt or Innocence. Only one Juror had been approved and It seemed probable that the venire would be exhausted before a panel could be completed. Brown, Coleman covnty rancher, night of last May 3. Improper Legal Proce- dure Denied By Bronte Man's Counsel A, K. DOSJ, attorney of Abflene, told the Reporter-News Tuesday that a wire report out of Austin Monday night was "all wet" In say- ing that a contest brought by Doss1 D. M. West of Bronte against the seating of H. B. Sessions of Balllnger as member of the ture had been "Improperly brought." Sessions defeated West In a recent special election, the loser challeng- ing the seat on the ground that Sessions had not complied with res- dence requirements. Pending an official airing, Sessions has been seated. Doss said: "Our contest Is taking its ordi- nary routine under the statutes. Ve served Mr. Sessions at noon Monday with a copy, and we also served Coke Stevenson, speaker of he house, and tho secretary of fhen, following the statutes, we mailed the original back to Paul Trlmmler, county judge of Runnels ounty, who is the returning of- icer. When Mr. Trlmmler gets an Sec CONTEST, Fafa CaL 7 WOMAN DIBS AMARILLO, Sept. ee Sneee-, S3, wife of a prominent loneer cattleman of AmariUo, dM Rels, 19-year-old Talpa youth, today at whit Coroner Bob Clark was charged with killing Fred termed a self-lnflicUd bullet wound. he had d bwltft tot NT- oil ;