Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1935, Abilene, Texas
CLO tTLY DY f Sbiltnr Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LV. Full Leased Wlret ot Anociated Pnm (W) United Preu (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 23.1935- TEN PASES (Evening Edition of The AbBent Morning Itowt) NUMBER Coal Miners Out On Strike __ Hopeless Deadlock Looms In League Peace Efforts LEGION'S ANNUAL SESSION OPENS Setting Up Business as G-Men Rootle G-men quickly learn they cant ftt by by exercJunf only their talents as sleuths. To make sure they have a strong aptitude for the work, they itt a daily workout before starting to wrestle wllh problems of detection. Here an Important rtage In the bual- of keeping a G-nuin from a Kt up for his criminal quarry lustrated. They're exercising- on the roof of a building In Wuh- D. C. FD Urges Help For Charities Nation Now Able To Con- tribute More, He Says At Welfare Parley WASHrNGTCtt, Sept. S3. Presldcnt Roosevelt today appealed Jo the nation for larger contribu- tions to private relief agencies, as- serting such support was vital de- spite Federal employment efforts and "brighter skies" generally. Speaking to several hundred wel- fare organization head assembled on south lawn of the White House, Mr. 'Roosevelt sale "The problem de- mands she best that we can give.1 "I am glad to have the opportuni- ty to pledge anew the use of the sinews of gcvemment In the ser- vices of the less fortunate of the the president said, opening the third annual meeting of the Mobilization In Human Needs con- ference since he took office. JThe president, Just back from de Park, spoke extemporaneous- md was 20 minutes late in start- ing his speech. He congratulated the welfare leaders r.r, thtir "heroic, work' 'dur- ing the depression. "You lialted the he sain, "and now are headed once more toward ''.he front. Let there be a general advance in every one of the 350 campaigns of welfare organiza- tions scheduled for this autumn." The president said it was essentiil See WELFARE, Page 3, Col. 6 Abilene and cloudy to- nlRht and TuesdEiy- West of 100th meridian Parity cloudy In north portion, local show- en In south portion ionlght ft'id Tuesday. East of lOOtn meridian Partly cloudy In north portion, local ahow- era In south portion tonight and Tueaday. Rainfall for 24 houn ending; 7 a. m. Monday. .05 inch. Total first of year, to 7 a, n. Monday, 24.62 Inches. Total amount for same period lut year, 10.31. Inches- Normal amount since ftnt of the year, 19.37 Inches. Tempera ture K Sun. Mon. HI OIJDY Dry Inevinomeler Wei Uwrmomflter bnldtty 7p.m. 7a.m. BILL OFFERED ipnx Three Pet. Levy Proposed For Financing Of Old Age Pensions A .3 per cent retail sales tax to be levied on gross receipts was offered Texas legislators 'Sday as means to pay old age pensions. Sen. Roy Sanderford, Belton, Governor Ferguson's senate leader during that administration, offered the 'Mil. Today, Gov. James V. All- red reiterated his opposition to a sales tax. Another pension bill, presented by Sen. Allan Shivers, Port Arthur, proposes a per capita levy to pay old age assistance. Both bills provide for a per month state pension to supplement a similar grant by the federal gov- ernment. A appropriation to care for tuberculosis in private sanitoria and creation of a revolving fund for prison Industries were pro- vided in other bills, which the sen- ate receives today. It then adjourn- ed until tomorrow with a clear cal- endar. The House voted 102 to 15 against delay In pension legislation. It tabled a proposal by Rep. Edgar S. Keefe, Frankston, to enact a tem- porary pension law and appoint a committee to study a permanent plan particularly the European plan of contributions by those who later are to becoms eligible for pen- sions. A dupllcats of Sen. Sanderford's See LEGISLATURE, Page S, Col. 3 Crash Is Fatal To Coleman Man RISING STAB. Sept. Tune, 41, of Coleman was killed In- stantly hero lust night when a truck he was driving crashed Into a park- ed automobile on West College street. Raymond Reynolds, who was working on the parked car, and nit wife, who was sitting In the ma- chine, were not Injured. Tune was employed by the E. F Bucy Son highway construction cofapany. Action Probably Will Be Taken at St. Louis On Wednesday MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Sept (ff) business of the bonus superceded a carnival >pirit here as National Commander Prank N. Belgrano, Jr., formally called to' order' the first session of the national .convention of the American Legion. In a hall flanked by colorful dele- gations seeking next year's meeting or national offices, the legionnaires from all parts of the United States turned to the'first serious business of the 1935 meeting. The invocation was by Rev. Park W. Huntington, national chaplain. Madame Ernestine Schuman-Helnk, offoclal soloist, sang "The Star Spangled Banner." Opening- Formalities Today's morning session was ded- icated largely to the formalities of a convention call, marked by an ad- dress of welcome by Gov. Guy B. Park, of Missouri, and the presen- tation of distinguished guests. In his address of'welcome Gov. Piark "The chief object arid WvtneTXinerlcan Legion Is fcheWelfare of the nation, you were Its 'defenders in time of war, and are zealous In Its development and' preservation, and 1 greet you as'good citizens and patriots." The principal convention business, action on the long-sought ppjuent of -adjusted compensation certlfi- caes, probably will not reach the floor before Wednesday. Hundreds of Departmental resolutions recom- mending the bonus payment, have been assigned to resolutions com- mittees, out of which will come the legion's program for 1935-36. Method of Payment It Is a foregone conclusion a de- mand for cash payment will be Voiced by the meeting. The meth- od of raising the money is in dis- pute. In his message to the conven- tion Commander Belgrano made a strong plea against Inflation. While the pre-conventlon celebra- tion was at its height over the city last night, state delegations began their preliminary caucuses. Those held Indicated Ray Murphy Jf Ha Grove, la., chairman of the legion's national committee on Americanism, would carry a large See LEGION, Page 9, CoL S 3.2 Legalized In Dentdn Precinct DENTON, Tex., Sept. 23 Unofficial tabulation of results to- day revealed that Pilot Point, in lorthwest Dcnton county, voted Saturday to legalize the first beer sales in Denton county In 33 years. The small community of Mustang, also in that precinct, voted drv but Pilot Point votes carried the precinct with a wet majority of 49. I Ginning Total Over 2 Million WASHINGTON, Sept. of this year's crop gin- ned prior to Sept. 16 was report- ed today by the census buraan to have totaled mnnlni bales, including round bales, counted as half bales, and 580 bales of American-EtypUan. To that a year ago (In- nings were running bales. Including pound bales and bales of Ameri- can-Egyptian. Ginnings to Sept. 16 includes bales of the chop of 193S ginned prior to August 1, which was counted In the supply for the season of 1934-35, compared with and Of the crops of 1934 arid 1933. to Sept. 16 in Texas were running bales. Suit Brought By Dinners Ass'ri Is Being Heard TYLER, Sept. cotton glnners challenged the cori stitutionallty of the Bankhead cot ton control act In a healing- ID equity court which began here to day before Federal Judge Randolpl Bryant. The suit, brought last July 19 by D. C. Wallace and the Texas Cot ton Glnners' association, attacked in particular the glnners' processing levy on all cotton In excess o excess of Bankhead act quotas. It was alleged that the federal law compelled ginners to collect the tax from the farmers, making them in fact agents of the governmen without compensating them for the cost to them of such collections. Judge Bryant granted a tempo- rary injunctive order at Sherman when the suit was filed, but the in- junction never became effective against the bureau of internal rev- enue because the glnners failed to Sec COTTON ACT, Page 9, Col 8 Tulley's Son Gets Prison Sentence STJSANVILLE, Calif., Sept. 23.- A. Tully, son of Jim Tully. the author, was sentenced to one to 50 years in San Quentin pris- on by Superior Judge H. D. Bur. roughs today when he pleaded guil- ty to a statutory charge. FUND FOR CHANNEL WASHINGTON, Sept. The war department today allotted for dredging In Galveston channel, Texas, to restore the chan- nel to 32 feet at mean low water. LABOR BACKS UP STRIKERS Want Impartial Group To Settle Dallas Dispute DALLAS, Sept. ganized labor will back striking wo- men garment workers In Dallas In an effort to have their dispute set- tled by an Impartial group, It was announced today. Final decision of the action to be taken by organized labor will be made at a meeting Tuesday accord- ing to Roy James, Central Labor council secretary. Practically every union affiliated with the Central Labor body has agreed to back the strikers, It was said. .fit the meetlnj tomorrow a com- mittee will be named to handle the strike and machinery will be set up for enrolling support of all union labor lit other cities In Texas. No threat of a general strike was seen in the action, It being empha- sized that all the labor groups sought was arbitration of the strike by an Impartial board. OKLAHOMA TO VOTE TUESDAY Proposed Changes In Consti- tution to Be Decided OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 23. final Intensive drive to get out the rote was under way throughout Oklahoma today as the state pre- pared to ballo at a special election tomorrow on six proposed amend- ments to Its constitution. GoveiTior E. W. Marland has ex- pressed himself as being In favor of most of the changes. Four of the amendments were re- ferred by the legislature find two were placed 011 the ballot by Initia- tive petition. The four submitted See OKLAHOMA, Page 9, Col. 8 STRONG QUAKE CINCINNATI, Sept. strong earthquake believed to have been in the southeastern Pacific ocean, east of the Philippine Is- lands, was registered for two hours thJs morning on the Savler uni- versity seismograph. Rofye Delegation Ired By Ethiopia Is Willing to Abide By Geneva Proposal GENEVA, "Sept.-23. Rumora swerjt throup-h the lea- pue of nations lobbies today that thu Italian rlelesjition, an- gered by the Italo-Ethiopiivrj committee's attitude, might leave Geneva. These reports were heard af- ter the British delegation took the position that Italy's coun- ter-proTjosaia to a league vlan for settlement of the Italo- Ethionian dispute were unac- ceptable. Deadlock Looms The League plan was accepted by Ethiopia. League officials said the danger of a hopeless deadlock was devel- oping. The officials said they based their LONDON, Sept. (UPl- Prime MlnHter Stanley Bald- win today summoned an tanport- int cabinet meeting for tomor- .the Sir gunnel Hour, foreign KC- J. Rainsey MacDonald, Neville Chamberlain, .mi Sir John Simon conferred jointly on the situation today at No. ID Downing street. view on the fact that the commit- tee of five which prepared the com- promise plan had decided that an Italian communique and oral state- ments mode by the Italians con- stituted a definite rejection .of the plan. The plan was prepared by a com- mittee Composed of delegates from Spain, Great Britain, Prance, Po- See LEAGUE, Page 3, Col. 1 Inspected Here Are Labeled 'Unsafe Over 500 Machines Are Sent Through Safety Lane Dur- ing First Half-Day Of the 513 can, trucks and trail- ers In the first two hours of opera- tion of the state highway depart- ment's "Safety Lane" here Monday, 105 were listed as "unsafe vehicles.1 The totals were Issued at by Captain John Draper, in charge of the hlehwav patrol division here. Included were 405 Texas passenger cars, 27 out-of-state passenger cars, 75 trucks anil six trailers. The "Safety Lane" was opened Monday morning at for week's stay. The first set-up wis between Fifth and Sixth on Pine street, with virtually every main thoroughfare scheduled to be visit- ed during the week. More than two score cars weie awaiting Inspection when the lane opened, following a two-hour delay because of failure of all the needed stickers to arrive on time. The line quickly pushed to fifty or more and was holding around that figure shortly after one o'clock. First to send his car through the block long inspection was Mayor O. L. Johnson. Incidentally, he was the first to receive an "unsafe vehicle1" tag. His Peerless ear had no tall light and the windshield .wiper was itlon. a ticket at the lift inspectloh'station with the admoni- tion: "Have the necessary repairs made and bring your car back for a final Inspection." The mayor was back In the lane within an hour, sifter having vis- ited a garage. He was given an "O. K." badge. Second to pass through the lane was R. D. Green, superintendent of the Abilene public schools. His new Studcbaker was given an "OK." tan. Inspection begins at the North Fifth and Pine streets Intersection when the brake machine, which tests the car's braking power. Is placed on the running board. Dur- See SAFETY, Page 3, Col, 4 IE ID LUES Three Fatalities Increase McLennan's Toll For Year To 36 By the Associated Press. Automobiles took a toll of ten lives n Texas over the week-end. Joe Fondren, 23, of Dawson, burn- ed .to death near Waco yesterday 'hen a couple In which he was rid- ing smashed Into a bridge railing. Herman Langford, who was driving, ragged his brother, Vemon, from he Disking car, but Vemon also led en'route to a hospital. Herman, however, succeeded In iving tie life of Leveret Bogle, also f Dawscn. He was taken to a hos- llal, where physicians said his ondltlon'was not critical. The two deaths, with that of C. Martlr, 78, of Waco, killed Sat- rday, brought McLennan county's See DEATHS, Page 9, Col. 8 Faces Charge In Brother's Death LTJBBOCK.i Texas, Sept. 23. ee Tubbs, stood accused today y complaint 'of the slaying of his rother, Jack Vubbs, 41. J. T. Trlgg, lustlce of the pesca, rho asked Saturday that the cnse Ot be brought him because e was 'elatct1 ny marriage to one f the urotriers, unally accepted the omplnlnt, and sit bond at While friends .feuBht to raise the urety, funerai services were held or Jack Tubbs. The younger bro- her was shot to cenlh with a shot- gun Friday night on the farm of ie brothers' fathir, Isham Tubbs. Trlgg returr.ed ai Inquest verdlc' t death at the hards of Lee Tublw. The accused man dwllned to make Dtatement, De Wolf Hopper Liquor Regulation Meas- ure Gets Approval Of Committee AUSTIN, Sept. 23. sales by the drink are absolutely prohibited In a bill given a favor- able report today by the Senate state affairs committee. A tie vote of eight to eight was broken by Sen. Will Pace, Tyler, who voted io report the bill favor- ably. The measure leaves the questloT of sale by license system or by ste.te monopoly to be settled by another act. Sen. Clint Small, Amarlllo. author, personally opposes a state monopoly. The bill delines and prohibits an open saloon. It defines the open ialoon to be. "Any place where Intoxicating li- quor Is sold, bartered, or delivered be consumed on the premises where sold or on premises accessible hereto, or any public place v.'hcre ntoxlcating liquor If permitted to le consumed Any operator De Wolf Hopper Dies Soon After Radio Appearance KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. Wolf Hopper, for many years a nationally known actor died In St. Lukes .hospital here to- day. Hopper had been in falling health for some time and was taken to the hospital last night. Hopper suffered for many months with his heart and had been advised by his doctor to take a long rest. Yesterday he announced the reg- ular Sunday broadcast of the Kan- sas City Rhythm orchestra despite the physician's warning that he was courting a serious collapse. Last night he went to the hospi- tal and when the doctor saw him shortly before r..ldnlght he was sit- ting in bed reading a newspaper. Hopper was 77 years old last March. Ho was on the American stage more than half a century, Sec HOPPER. Page 3, Col. 6 H. T. O'Bar Has Major Surgery H. T. O'Bar of Coleman. former Taylor county sheriff, underwent emergency surgery Sunday at the Overall hospital In Coleman. Attendants reported he was "do- ing nicely" late last night, according to A. M. O'Bar of Abilene, who was at the bedside yesterday. NEC nSEMINT Operators And Workers Unable To Agree, and Roosevelt May Be Ask- ed to Intervene WASHINGTON, Sept. nation's soft owl mines were shut down peace- fully today u union leaden and operators narrowed their controversy over new wage and hour contracts. Officials of the United Workers estimated that up- ward of miners quit work on orderi of President John L! Lewis because the con- tracts under which they had been working expired at mid- night. ''Caution ef Work" They claimed the entire Industry would be brought to a atop. Because negotiation.? have been broken off, the union laden were making no particular effort to rally enthusiastic support or de- monstrations In the cool They preferred not to regard situation as a strike, but merely ai "cessation of work" pending con- tract renewal. President Roosevelt, back from Hyde Park, was keeping In touch with the situation. There was sU3 the of presidential In- tervention, but for the time belnf Mr. Roosevelt was represented bjlng reluctant to take a direct Tiand. V Edward P. McOrsdy, assistant secretary of labor who has been acting for the administration Is try- Ing to bring the warring groups to- gether, called at the White House soon after the president's return. He told Enwspapernien he had come to see Marvin H. Mclntyrs, the president's appointment secre- tary. He went directly to Mcln- tyre's office. When McGrady left, Mclntyre In- sisted he had sought no appoint- ment for himself or others and had not even mentioned coal. Long NefOilallons The negotiations In progress ap- ply directly to the Appalachian field, where the U. M. W. claims 325.000 members. But contracts In other districts also have expired and work ordered stopped. Negotiations over a new contract mve been In progress for months. 'n a session which lasted ur.tll nearly dawn, operators and union officials narrowed their differences o a few cents per ton. The miners cut their demand down to an Increase of nine cents a ton for piece workers, which they See STRIKE, Page 3. Col. 3 Sen. Ham Lewis In Grave Condition MOSCOW, Sept. ondltlon of Senator J. Hamilton .owls, D., Illinois, stricken with ironchlal pneumonia shortly after his arrival here on Sept. 14, contin- ued critical today. Weakness of the senator's heart ctlon caused grave concern. A bul- etln Issued after today's consulta- lon of the attending physicians, escribed the senator's condition s "very serious." or employe who makes prohibited sales Is liable lor a fine not exceed or a Jail entence not exceed 90 days. Sec- See LIQUOR, Pace 9, Col. 5 J. M. Landis Will Succeed Kennedy WASHINGTON. Sept. Selection of James M. Landis as halrman of the securities and cx- hangc commission was announced oday by Joseph P. Kennedy, [ring chairman, after a conference '1th President Roosevelt. Kennedy told the newspapermen: "The commission meets this aft- moon to elect a chlerman. They '11! elect Landls, He'i a damn good man." M'ARTHUR DRAFTS PROGRAM FOR MODERNIZING U. S. ARMY WASHINGTON, Sept. air threats mounting abroad, Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur today propounded a five-year pro- gram for further systematic mod- ernization and development of the United States army. The program was Gen. MocAr- thur's parting legacy as he prepared to retire as chief of staff after five years service and go to the Philip- pines to direct national defense of the new commonwealth government there. The plan was contained in MacArthur's annual report, cover- Ing the fiscal year ended last July. He called for purchase of 800 new army alrplaner> annually; equip- ment of every army rifleman with semi-automatic weapons; Improve- ment of artillery; further mechani- zation; and accumulation of muni- tions reserves. MacArthur's report comprised a learned treatise on the art of mod- em war and the steps which the American nrmy Ills direction. lias taken under "For the first time since 1922, the army enters a new fiscal year with a reasonable prospect of developing Itself into a defense establishment commensurate In size and efficiency to the country's minimum he said. "Obstacles which for 13 yean have Impeded, If not Inhibited prog- ress toward this goal, have only re- cently been either swept aside by congress of materially reduced In importance. Tile present year def- initely marks the beginning of a long-deferred resumption of mili- tary preparation on a scalo de- manded by the most casual regard for the nation's safety and secur- ity." After reviewing the long battle for appropriations for modernlam- tlon and echanlzatlon o; the army, replacement of obsolete weapon with new and modern nuns, and otner points In the army's Improve- ment program, Mac Arthur launcit- cd upon hit propewd five-year pre- irarfi.