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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1935, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FfffeMOS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT W VOL LV. Fufl Leased Wires of Asaootated ton United Pram (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, PAGES (Ewning Edition of The AMene Morning News) NUMBER 96 ITALY PROTESTS NAVAL MOVE NEW PROPOSAL MAY BE MADE TO THE LEAGUE Heads Vets Unopposed for the office, Rob- ert S. Cain of Pittsburgh, Pa- was elected commander-ln-chlef of the United Spanish War vet- erans, as they closed their an- nual convention In San Antonio 'Thursday. Cain, veteran alto of 'i lie Mexican Border expedition the World war, had been rice-commander of the organiza- tion. Geneva Sources Think Duce Will Avoid a Direct 'No' To Peace Plan ROME, Sept. Count Louis de Chambrun, French am- bassador, saw Premier Benlto Miis- sollnl tonight and was reliably un- derstood to have urged Italy's ac- ceptance of the league's peace pro- posals. GENEVA, Sept. French sources here said today thev believed Premier Mussolini would not give 'a flat no to the league of nations compromise plan for settle- ment of the Italo-Ethioplan dispute. but would suggest a substitute. Laval Plans Parley. Although this view' was not shared unanimously- by the French, Will Carry Appeal To Th League, Claiming Tha England Is Violatin The Covenant GENEVA, Sept. quarters Informed the Associated Press today that direct negotiations between Great Britain and Ital have already began or will begin soon-on what Britain considers th Italian menace to Egypt throne Libya. ROME, Sept. slight! more conciliatory attitude to ward Great Britain was displa; ed tonight in government cir cles and the press, but a nig otic but I am welling some other one." to Commodity Prices Soar; Gold Being Shipped To US Refuge NEW YORK, Sept. War tension spread into American industrial and financial life today with soaring commodity prices, big gold shipments from abroad, ner- vous security and foreign exchange markets and increased Italian In- quiries for American products. Upwards of In gold now is en route to the United States from London as foreign1 holders seek American refuge .for their funds. Trans-Atlantic liners carried big cargoes of gold and reports here Indicated reservations for such shipments must be made in advance. These shipments accompanied the sharp slump In' foreign currencies which has carried gold currencies to the level where domestic Importa- tion is profitable. In addition there was reported to be switching of funds from sterling to dollar, ac- counting for more than 4 cents drop In the pound sterling since nber, to the lowest rate since irly June. indications of war tension are shown in the following: Wheat prices In Chicago since Aug. 31, have Jumped 9 7-8 to 11 3-4 cents a bushel, as of yesterday's close. Trading is heavy. The Buenos Aires wheat market is more active than in several years with prices rising. Liverpool is There were unofficial reports thai Premier Lava: of France may ar- range to see 11 Duce at Stress, aly, next week and that Salvador its Madarlaga of Spain, chairman ol the Halo-Ethiopian committee which drew up the compromise proposal; might also try to see the Italian leader1 A report was circulated in league quarters that Great I'Btttain. seeks a pledge from B he will back the major part olvhls armies from northeast Africa' and that It was stated-that the Italian, cr. their part, want'a pledge that there shall be no talk of leagwt Wiltary penalties against Italy til itie event of war with Prom a nigh cams. Utclantaorr that de nof-btlleve tlftfe cth be of this "frame- work plan" presented to Italy and Ethiopia. It wis-stated since this is merely a skeleton SBieme, both dis- puting parties must accept it at least as a basis for negotiations or they would get nowhere and that any modification must be made aft- er a preliminary acceptance. Vets Want Probe Of Storm Deaths -discus nuer mnssolini will protest t the league of counc against the concentration o British naval forces In th Mediterranean. More Conciliatory Most significant of the concilia tory indications was the fact thu war shares fell heavll on the stock exchange, althoug other shares held firm or advance; For example, the stock of the I va company, which manufacturer guns and wai products, fell 7 1- points and the stock: of the Fla company, which includes machln guns and tanks in its products, fell 16 points. Premier Mussolini's newspaper Pppulo Dltalia, toned down its re iterances to declare: _- sny lllat Italy intends i British along tbe'MJefor Bed.sea is recognizes the British rlghtSi on-the sources of the Nile, and with, regard to the Red Italy has occupied a position there for 50 years which she began ur collaboration with Great Britain" An authority said that II Duce had Instructed Baron Pompeo Aloisl, Italy's chief delegate to the eague, to call the council's atten- Jon to the situation created by the British reinforcements of their reg- Jlor Mediterranean fleet as consti- tuting a threat of war. Aloisl, also Is to state, it was said, NEW ORLEANS, Sept. that the British actions are equal to an anticipation of league action as regards the application of sanc- tions against treaty violators and therefore are in violation of the Af ter listening to a graphic story of the recent Florida hurricane which killed some 300 war veterans in the lower Florida Keys, U. S. veterans of foreign wars, assembled in their principles of the League of Nations 36th annual encampment, demand-] (Article XI of the leamie cove-' ed by resolution today a congres- sional investigation. The resolution requested that the blame for the "appalling loss of lives" be llxed. nant says: "Any war or threat of war, whether immediately affect- ing any of the members of the PROTEST, Page 13, Col. 5 See MARKET, Page 13, Col. 7 ITALY'S WAR EXPENDITURES RUN H08E THAN 137 MILLION That Is Total Recorded; Figure May Be More, With Part Of Outlay Listed Among Other Funds ROME. Bept. I could not be determined since the ed lire analysis of figures released by the waf belleved actllal W8r treasury May revealed. Whether "that item accounted for war preparations against Ethiopia DUCE TAKES FULL CONTROL OF ITALY'S WAR CODE, THUS MAKING HIS POSITION LEGAL (Copyrtrhl. 1BU, By AimlKlecI Pruii) ROME, Sept. Benlto Mussolini became the sole inter- pretator for Italy of the Interna- tional war code today, assuming the position legally to answer any at- tacks on his Ethiopian campaign. A decree, signer! by King Victor Emanuel and Issued in the official Gazette, set up a commission of the nation's highest commanding of- ficers, for "revision of the agree- ments which have disciplined the conduct of war among belligerents and neutrals." It provided that H Duce, as chief the government, would be the :e arbiter of such necessities. The decree was Interpreted in In- formed circles us placing Mussolini In a position Lo strike Immediately -and with the full weight of Itil- Itn any nation which to judge IMp mjder "an. tedated" rules of war procedure. With this advance answer to ap- plication of sanctions by Great Britain or any other nation which might consider an Italian attack on Ethiopia as an unprovoked aggres- sion, Italy drove ahead with vast, warlike preparations in its cast Af- rican colonies. Ten steamers took on loads at Naples for immediate sailings to East Africa, bearing troops. Three of them were set to sail Immediately, and to clear port before Mon- day. The question asked most frequent- ly in political and diplomatic cir- cles was: When will an Italo-Eth- fopian war start? Various dates were suggested, but most diplomatic circles picked Oc- fiOoTniM CM t expenditures were far above that figure and were covered by the "extraordinary expenses" total, which for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1935, was lire The latest treasury report for the two months tnded August 31, dis- closed that the tola! Italian deficit for the period was lire and that of the total lire were to "cast Africa." For the fiscal year ended June 30, the tota; deficit was lire of which "east expenditures aggre- gated lire Figures also disclosed that Mus- solini's war program has resulted In increasing the public or internal debt to lire 859.000) from the June total at lire or lire Offer To Finance Age Pensions BRITAIN MASSES MIGHTY ARMADA IN MEDITERRANEAN Tremendmit power of.Uw need which Britain h nanlnc In the Me dlterranean at Gibraltar. Malta, and SUM k iraphluUIr shown In this picture, of warships at aathet in Gibraltar barter taring prcvi oils maneuvers held by the combined Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets. Rudy aba for one of the (rtateri battla In history If war com es, the Italian navy la mused on both aides of the peninsula between walcn all the way to the waten of far-off China, British wannlpi were ordered under forced the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian was. From I_________________ draft to the zone of danger aa the war threat crew mere menacing. TEN PCT. LEVY IS Worker On Lake Tram mell Job at S'water Gets Check No. 1 Edward D. Newton, 35, father o Ight children who is a "plow-shak r" on the Lake Trammell projec ear Sweetwater, early this after oon became the first man in Tex- s to receive a pay check from thi progrec-s administration. Officials of WPA, headed by Dr E. Hale, state director of laboi lanagement and L. E. .Harwood ate director of public information Ith.WinfieW James, district di- ector, John Hendrix. district worm irogress administrator, and K. C oppe, district project engineer ent from Abilene this morning to ttend a brief ceremony at delivery more than 70 employes on the ike Trammell Job of their first .y checks, which cover the fir.st alf of September. Total of was to be paid uring the lurch hour at the lake, >out seven miles from Sweetwater. Tie WPA officials were to be met Mayor L. L. Armour and other flclals of the city of Sweetwater, hich sponsoied the project. "The delivery of this check to r. Newton will mark the first ngible benefit from WPA in Tex- said Mr. Harwood. "He will jecome the first man of in exas for which WPA is designed provide work by November I." See CHECK, Pago 12, Col. 2 ennedy Resigns As SEC's Chief Neches Bridge Is GIveit Approval AUSTIN, Sept. highway commission announced to- day the Neches river bridge project between Orange and Jefferson coun- Jes had been approved "by every- body In authority from the county court of Jefferson county to the of UK> ratted HYDE PAKK, Sept. Presldent Roosevelt said today that he had received the resignation of Joseph P. Kennedy as chairman of the securities and exchange com- mission and that an exchange of letters between them would be made public tonight. Kennedy's resignation, the presi- dent adjed, Is effective Monday. He explained that the question of his quitting the commission had been in the making several weeks, add- ing that he took the position only for a specific time in the first place. On leaving office Kennedy will sail for Europe. Mr. Roosevelt said that no suc- cessor m-s been selected. "ROSY" SESSION AUSTIN, Sept. tors had a "losy" session today. Flvo thousand buds sent from the Tyler rose festival bedecked every desk In the two chambers but one, that o? Senator Will D. Pace of Tyler, Louisiana Uprising Governor Taken Completely By Surprise When Other Long Followers Announce They W-ill Seek High Offices NEW ORLEANS, Sept. Governor- O.'K. Allen, on whose shoulders fell the mantle dropped iy Huey P. Long, met silently today the uprising within his political ranks over selection o[ candidates 'or the January election. He shut himself off from callers and refused to say a word about -he insurrection created by Lleut.- Gov. James A. Noe and Public Serv- ce Commissioner Wade O. Martin, who defied ills authority by an- louncing their candidacies for gov- rnor and United States senator without waiting for a caucus of the Long faction. He spent yesterday in conference 'Ith first one and then another, ut had nothing to say to the pub- c. He was taken completely by urprise by the announcements and ebuked Noe and Martin like bad boys when they entered his office "Jimmy, I thought you and Wade Martin had agreed to do aa I said the governor in agitation as they entered his office in the state house at Baton Rouge after tliey had made their announcements in New Orleans. But Martin and Noe emerged smiling and apparently satisfied and the governor went out of the state house through a rear exit and re- sumed his conferences at the man- sion. There he met Seymour "Weiss, one of Long's closest friends, who was reported as looking unfavorably on the Noe candidacy. They engag- ed In a long conference. Down in Houme, Speaker of the House Allen Ellender roused him- self from a sick bed to express dls- See LOUISIANA, Page 13, Col. 8 E ielf-Defense Ruling In Plane-Fight Death Of Koenecke TORONTO, Sept. 20. (ft harges of manslaughter against 'llllam Joseph Mulqueeney and rwln Davis in the death of Lcn oenecke, Brooklyn ball player, !n n airplane above the Long Branch ace tr.ick here Tuesday, were dls- Issed today by Magistrate Douglns cith. A coroner's Jury last night found lat Mulqueeney and Davis, Detroit rmen, killed the Brooklyn out- elder In self defense after Koen- cke had started a fight In a plane lloted by Mulqueony. Magistrate Sec RELEASED, Fage 13, Col. 7 Boy Run Over By Truck, Is Killed GLErmOSE, Somervell County, Sept. Sandlln, 18, ed today of Injuries received when e fell off a gravel truck and was rushed under a wheel yesterday. e WM the lion ol Mr. and Mrs. ark Eandlln, living eight miles rom Glen BjM on the Clcburnc Retail Sales Are Stronger Demand Now Is For Quality Goods NEW YORK, Sept. A; Bradstrect In its weekly review of business ard industry said today that favorable influences this week enabled the fall season to gather momentum. "The auspicious start which the fall season made lart week has been enabled lo gather momentum rap- Idly under the favoring Influences o! expanding consumer Income and Supports His Statemen He Was Not Near Bombing Scene SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. Short, plump Mrs. Tom Mboney re turned eagerly to the witness stand today to try to help clear her 65- rear-old husband of complicity li he 1916 Preparedness Day bomb- ng, lor which he already has serv- ed 19 years of a life sentence. Aulmcied, at times bitterly vin- dictive as' she recalled testimony if government witnesses in Moon- ey's trial so long ago, the blue-eyed woman yesterday recited in detail ler activities the day of the bomii- ng, recalling many events readily. Her nttltude Indicated clearly he onvlctlon the current habeas cor- hearing before a referee ap- Mlnted by :lie California supreme ourt Is one of the biggest events f her life. After she finishes her testimony srael Weinberg Of Cleveland, one- me San Francisco "Jitney" bus river, will be called as Mooneye ounsel seeks to show he was con- Icted on perjured testimony. Weinberg, now a Cleveland gar- lent manufacturer, was acquitted y a Jury after he ms held for 20 months In jail while Mooney and barren K. Billings were convicted f the bombing, In which 10 persons See MOONEV. PaRe 13, Col. 1 Many Other Tax Meas- ures Pour In; Governor To. Confer On Drivers' License Law AUSTIN, Sept. 20. Bills designed to raise revenue for old age pensions and other purposes continued to flood legislative hoppers today. Included was a pension bill for a ten per cent tax on all nat- ural resources. Toy Representa- tive Roy Hofhoing of Houston. Other Measures Other bills were for increased levies on peanut-vending raising parl-mutuel race track tar- es from 10 hi 15 per cent, providing a annual license fee lor circuses and traveling shows and a five-cent tax on tickets, and 'a 5 per cent tax on mortgages held by finance companies. Rep. W. E. Pope, Corpus Chritti, introduced a bill to collect delin- quent taxes. Pope would allow all delinquent taxes to be paid without penalty by March 15, 1930. If paid by April I, the penalty would be }wo per cent, 67 May 1 three per setii, by June' 1, four pef-'eesL by oV be; eight plus six per- f tint, yearly jntatit, Another bill introduced today, by Rep. Harlee Morrison of Terrell, gives Juries power: to suspend auto drivers at discretion when foutid guilty of driving while or under influence 61 narcotics. Oov, Jas. V. meanwhile, arranged to meet legislators who seek passage of a drivers' license act. It was defeated by two house votes In the regular session. AUred said he was endeavoring to avoid topics that will be controversial and 'delay the main purposes'Of the session. Committees at Work. Sub-committees began repairing bills introduced for license control of liquor and old age pensions. Authors of the five house bills for old age pensions were put on a committee with three house state affairs commltteemen and told to See LEGISLATURE, Pare 13, Col 8 Abilene uid cloudy to- ilRhl and Saturday. ol loOUl meridian 'arlly cloudy tonlgtil tnd Saturday. Emit of IQOth meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Sdturdaj. Temperature! Thun. p.m. 87 M SB Bl as CLOUDY ry thermometer "at thermometer humidity IP 11 Midnight .r Noon SunriH Sunset 7p.m, 7a.m. 87- 73ft Frl. Lra. 70 W U M 67 M 60 74 79 S3 71 87- Sm BUSINESS, Page 13, CoL 7 Van Zandt Again Is Head of VFYV NEW ORLEANS, Sept. James 2. Van Zandt, o( Altoona, Pa., will head the Veterans of For- eign Wars ol the I'nlted States as their commander-ln-chlef lor his third consecutive term. Bernard w. Kearney, of Glovers- vllle, N. will succeed him- self ivi senior vice commander. Both were nominated In the nuaT convention here today without opposition for formal tleuion Ute TESTIMONY ENDED, REIS CASE TO BE INJURY'S HANDS TODAY Evidence Concerning Character of Accused Youth And Slain Man Introduced at Coleman Trial Special to the Reporter. COLEMAN, Sept. case of Louis Eels, charged with murder of Fred Brown near Talpa last May 3, WD.S due to reach the jury late to- day. Testimony was being conclud- ed lute this morning and arguments were to get under way this after- noon. Character Witnesses. Rcls, 19, Is accused of conspiring with Stanley Wood, 31, to kill Brown in order lo obtain approximately which ho wns carrying on hla pcnon. The state charges they obtained which he was car- rying in hip purse. His body was found In his car at the fool of BlRckwell hill south of Valera Sat- urday morning. May 4. rrt DCleoM M-Md at tfcltfl this morning after the Jury heard a number of character wit- nesses. For the first time during the trial, which opened Monday, Judge E. J. Miller allowed the defense to in- troduce testimony concerning the character of the deceased. Brown. Rcls had spent four hours on tM witness stand Thursday afternoon: Thl? morning five persons who the character ind reputation of Rcls was good and that of Brown bad In the Taipa community, when they lived. Tho witnesses Tlllman Davtv J. W. BatMll, Tate and Firman Fauley of Talpt, and A. C. Curdwell, restaurant own- tamAL.rwu.fM. i ;