Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1935, Abilene, Texas
pi Abilene Bail? Reporter 'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV. Fun Leased Wires of Anoclated Press United Prest (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1935- TEN PAGES Edition of The Morning News) NUMBER 97 Wets Lose In First Vote On Liquor New York At Fever Pitch Over Fight Tonight In Uncle Will's Footsteps Clem McSpadden, whose treat uncle wu the laic Win Refers, if felling a reputation Car the same droll, friendly candor that bnwiht fame to his famous relative. Clem ii [rowing up on the old home ranch, settled by Will's fnndfather 75 yean ago near Oolofih, Okla. (Associated Press ISSUE BEFORE OKLA. VOTERS OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. decided today whether It would grant its women the tight to hold major state office. The Issue Is one of six proposed constitutional amendments to 'be passed upon at a special election. Governor E. W. Marland has ad- the people by ths legislature; the others were Initiated by "petition signers.. The legislature's pension plan calls for 116 a month payments to the needy aged. The Initiated measure calls a month pay- ments, backed by a special taxation system. vocated passage of the amendment. up to the value of While the other five proposals would be exempted from all have caused some controversial dls- taxation except school levies under cussion, not" a politician has op- the referred measure. The Initiated posed e "women's amendment." i amendment proposal would give the Two pairs of the remaining pro- legislature the right to set the posals concern Identical subjects- exemption of homesteads from tax- ation, and old age pensions. One in eactif 'class was referred to ftLLRED TO BE amount of exemption. The sixth measure on the ballot proposes reorganization of the state school land board. Maxie Weighs In at 210, Louis at 199; Principals Meet With Only Briefest Greetings NEW YORK, Sept. Making concessions to avoid any prolonged bitch in preparations for tonight's million-dollar heavyweight battle, the man- agers of Joe Louis agreed to the use of specially-made gloves after a bitter argument marked by a dramatic threat by Max Baer to call off the fiKht. NEW YORK, (AP) Baer, the former heavy- weight champion, will enter the ring tonight with an advantage of 111-4 pounds over Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, in their million-dollar heavyweight-bat- tle, Baer scaled 2101-2 pounds and Louis 1991-4 at the official weigh-in this afternoon at the offices of the state1 athletic commission. Fifhten Cabn While a crowd of more than tght 'fans jwarmed-fcround the oat- office building eflectlng the fight Interest that has swept the big town as nbthlng. else has done in a dozen yean, the prin- cipals In tonight's 15-round match at the Yankee stadium took things calmly. Baer was 20 minutes late In ar- riving, accompanied by his manager, .bilenian Is Named Vice- President Of Texas Exchangeites DALLAS, Sept. Gov. James V. Allred of Texas was to be the chief speaker at the annual con- vention of the National Exchange club when he addresses the group at their annual banquet tonight. Approximately 1.400 delegates and their wives were registered at con- vention headquarters. Highlight of yesterday's session was the annual report read by Har- old M. Hoxter, Toledo, O., In which he urged the club to continue to aid See EXCHANGE, Page 9, Col. 8 Ablleno an'l wlUi occa- sional rains tonight and Wednesday. West of lOOUl Mostly cloudy with showers tonight and Wednesday. East of 100th meridian. Cloudy, occasional rains tonlBht and Wodneeday. RAIN Dry itifrmonuicr Wet thermometer humidity State Road Will Be First To Penetrate Ranch Kingdom AUSTIN. Sept. were taken by the state highway department today on tie first state road to pierce Kenedy county's "walled kingdom" of ranch land. The bids are for only a Email part of the work. Contracts will provide for grading and culverts on about six miles from the north end of the project arid one large bridge be- tween Rlveria and Sartta.. Lower Rio Grande residents have fought for years to get the road. It will be a direct route, avoiding travel around the county to reach Harllngen, San Benito, Brownsville, and other places. Read bids will be tabulated late today and low bids on federal aid projects reported to federal erigi- DOIVNTOWN BROADCAST Ansmrlnf Inquiries, the Reporler- will not menphonto toBlfht'p -Omer-Loua Jlfht, tad will not Issue an extra edlUon. The fight wUl ta on Ibe In Abilene, will be relayed tu. downtown fans by Holly Electric company at Its 423 Pine mtreet loca- tion. Holly's will have loud speakers both Inside the store, and outside, an that crowds iwthertDff on the sidewalks and street may be accommodated. A Fbll- co 16X all-wan Bet will bo nied, en- abling; direct ringside servico In event reception Is poor on the national cbain dne to weather. The direct service, If used, will be liven over short wave, meters. If Holly's crowd Is anfflclently larxe. Pine street will be roped off between Fourth and Fifth. See ROAD BIDS, Pace S, Col. 7 Ray Morrison's Father Succumbs McKENZIE, Tcnn., Sept. -James Sanford Morrison, father of Hay Morrison, football coach of Vanderbilt university, died here to- day after ar. Illness of several months. He had been lr- bad health for the paat three years, following an automobile accident. A retired farmer, Mr. Morrison had three other sons than nay wno went to the university at Nashville to figure prominently In They were Dwlght, Kent and Dale W MORUon. Ancil Hoffman, and Jack Dempsey, who announced definitely he would be In the Callfornlan's comer to- night. Louis, who had arrived early and been kept waiting nearly an hour by his rival, looked up from a perusal of the comic pages of a newspaper to acknowledge Baer's "hello" with a short nod of the head. The fighters, a room's length apart, had nothing else to say. The room was packed solidly with officials, newspapermen and hang- ers-on. Baer and Louis posed for picture after picture as nearly 100 photographers went into action. In Top Condition There was not the slightest sur- prise manifest by the weights of the two fighters, both of whom appear- ed In superb condition and on edge for a bout that has attracted sen- sational interest and appears cer- tain to be fought before a crowd of upwards of fans. Louis scaled a shade more than had been expected. Baer was wlth- See FIGHT, Page 9, Col. 7 FD Plans to Start His Trip Thursday WASHINGTON, Sept. President Roivsevelt arranged for a cabinet meeting today on another busy calendar with a view to leav- ing for the Pacific coast Thursday night. Leaders in the works relief pro- gram were on the engagements lidt with Secretary Wallace and Harry L. works progress admin- istrator, talking over plans for new roads at i luncheon meeting, The President went over the na- val construction program with Ad- miral William Stondley, chief of operations, and Emory 8. Land, chief construction. John Wlnant, former governor of New Hampshire, was on the call- Inp, list to discuss his new appolnl- ment as chairman of the vut 10- Mcuflty underttlclngi. WOMEN SAILED AFTER DALLAS STRIKE FIGHT Rioting Breaks Out Again In Garment Workers Dis- pute; Charges Filed DALLAS, Sept. lighting broke out again imottj striking garment workers and em- ployes here today, four women strik- ers being hurried off to jail after a tiair-pulllng and fist-fighting scene in front of a downtown gamer factory. The four women protested to pp lice that the fight started after two workers at the Sheba Ann Gannen company had cursed them as they alighted from an automobile. The two workers, Mrs. Q. C. Far rill and Mrs. Thelma Boone, sail the four women, walking along th street, attacked them. Mrs. Far rill and Mrs. Boone, scratched an bruised and hair tousled, were ani to go to work. Police Called Pour police squads and severe detectives ended the fighting, wit- nessed by a score of motorists an employes of nearby stores. Two other garment strikers all members of the Internationa Garment Workers union.now de mandlng union recognition, highe wages and the establishment of arbitration board, the me Jee but, did Trot'participate. mud. dllt Duncan, Ckn Wlnne Ma Howe-and Elizabeth Harris, striker who witnesses said were parading1'In front of the factory with strlk placards. Meyer Perlsteln, representative o the union, recently was fined and sentenced to three days In Jai after trial on a contempt charge.In connection with other strike dls turbance.s. The sentence was stayed however.' Several women were disrobed and jeaten on a downtown street 01 Aug. 7 in the worst violence the strike has seen since Its start several months ago. Death Takes Aged Aspermont Woman Special to ttw Reporter. ASPERMOHT, Sept. M V. Guest, 39, resident of Aspermonl [or the last 35 years died here jhortly after midnight following a short illness of pneumonia. Funsral rites were to be con- ducted from the Baptist church icre this afternoon at 3 o'clock. HISTORIAN DIES PHILADELPHIA, Sept. R. Pcnnypacker, 83, noted historian, former newspaperman and brother of a former governor if Pennsylvania, died here last night. OHM' Leaps Ten Stories Before Houston Crowd; Ver- dict of Suicide HOUSTON, Sept. ames A. Macllvalne, 45, second vice resident of the Chase National ank, New York, fell to his death from the 10th floor of his hotel here last night. Judge Tom Maes returned an In- quest verdict of suicide after finding a note In Macllvalne's room. Offi- cers said the note, addressed to Hs wife. Indicated that he planned U end his life. Macllvalne's body struck the top of an automobile and hurtled to the full view of a theatre crowd. The banker died within 15 minutes without regaining con- sciousness! Hotel attendants said that he had acted stringely early In the eve- ning. AJ he entered an elevator of the hotel' he told the operator: "I think I am losing my rnlnd." Wllllarr. H. Fellowes, 40, waiter, reported that Macllvalne had a "wild look" when he delivered two bottlu of Rle to his room, and that DEATH 1XAT, rift I, 4 'It Seems Klnda Hard On Me' Mrs. Mary Robinson, Ourk farm woman, was sentenced to life Imprisonment for thf Insurance-killing of her husband. She Is shown below with Deputy Sheriff A. M. .Harriett, to whom she said casually after the verdict of a jury was returned: "I klnda thought the jury i would convict me, but it seems klnda hard on me." Her 18-year old son, Lloyd, Is serving a Similar sentence. (Associated Press [lonnaires In Six-Hour Parade Convention Business Drop ped as Join In Demonstration ST. LOUIS, HI., Sept. col- orful peace-time demonstration veterans of the world war marched again here today In the an- nual American Legion parade. Hundreds of thousands of cheering spectators lined the two-mile route of march. More than 125 musical organizations, including 100 drum and bugle corps, and many crack drill teams, excited wave after wave of applause. It was perfect Missouri early fall weather, a few white clouds fleck- ing a deep blue sky. Most of the marchers retained semblance of military order, but snap and precision was not expect- ed and was not apparent on the part of the blue-capped legions. Business Tomorrow. Infantry from Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, and St. Louis national uardsmen, reinforced the entire St. ls police department in keeping Drder. Regular business of the convex ion, which began yesterday, and will esume tomorrow, was waived in ivor of the six-hour parade. Small groups knotted in commlt- rooms, however, plotted the or- [er of business for tomorrow, the [ay that will see the legion's ambi- lous 1935-36 program, general round a demand for a cash bonus, set in motion. To Arizona went the signal1 honor, Mo. 1 In the order of March. The >rder Is based on increases in state membership during the year. Ne- vada Is second. Back of the parade ran the steady under-current of convention poll- Ics, as cities and delegates Jockeyed or position In the business sessions if Wednesday and Thursday. The ace for a successor to Frank N. See LEGION, rage 9, Col. 8 Cotton Pickers Called On Strike MEMPHIS. Tenn., Sept. 24 of the southern tenant armers union said today a strike ad been celled among Its cotton Ickers-membfrs In Arkansas and Oklahoma. The announcement came while our workers for the union were eld at Blylheville, Ark., for In- estimation on charges of inciting abor. OAMBRELL NAMED DALLAS, Sept. Rod Oambrell, former Dallas fire chief. 'as appointed assistant state fire today bv lUymond S. Mauk, steto ilie Insurance comrms- L Convict Admits Killing Man During Robbery Four Years Ago PORT WORTH. Sept. Police said today thpl Jacob Allred, 23-year-old convict, had confessed the mystery slaying of Rowland E. Lewis, 37, at Lake Worth In July of 1931. during a robbery. Lewis was seated in his car In front of the rock house at inspira- tion point No. 2 with Miss Lolley Artie, 21. of Pjrt Worth at the time of the killing. An automobile drove up to the house and parked alongside Lewis' machine. A man got out and com- manded, "stick 'em up." Lewis made a movement, as if reaching for a gun, although he was unarmed. He was answered by a blast of gun fire. The young woman tumbled out of the right side of the car and fell down a steep, embankment where she cowered in the weeds until the other car drove away. Allred was serving a lerm In the state penitentiary at Huntsvllle when officers here received infor- mation that he might have been implicated In the Lewis murder. He was brought from Huntsville Mon- day night and questioned at length at the police station. Senate Votes 20 to 8 For Consideration Thurs- day of Small's Plan of Strict Control AUSTIN, Sept. 24. bill to ban sale of liquor for consumption on the premisei today won an initial test in the senate, 20 to 8. 67 that major- ity the senate set the hill for consideration Thursday. Wet-bloo senators opposed advancement of the bill defin- ing an open saloon to floor con- sideration prior to a sub-corn- mittee's completion of a license system bill permitting sale of mixed drinks. Two Ways Opened Senator Clint Small of Amirlllo, the author, obtained the favorable setting Immediately after a report of the state affairs committee recommending it was filed. He con- tended It would clear a legislative Light Rain Reported Over Area Second day of the autumn MMOD was greeted with tumbling temper- atures In West Texas is a result at light reins throughout the arts. The mercury hovered near 90 de- grees Monday, afternoon a few noun before the autumnal equinox which occurred at p. m. Showers hen this morning aggregating .40 Inch brought relief from the Bllmnjer heat with additional rain predicted for tonight and Wednesday. Heaviest precipitation was report- ed south and west of AbUene. Me- nard and Junction, which received heavy rains earlier In the month received an estimated l.B Inches lut night and this morning. Less mote- tee was reported, however, between here and Memard county. Balllnger and Winters had drizzling rain to- day. Merkel and Sweetwater reported light rates fell for several hours thii morning while more than an inch rain was measured at Big Spring A five-hour shower fell at Odean Rains amounting to about one-half Inch sent the temperature to loner levels at San Angelo, McCamey and Big Lake. Cloudy skies hung over Munday and Stamford late this morning aft- er light sprinkles earlier In the day. .vBM-----v kigbt rains were reported at Rotan. path for Immediate enactment of Roby Hamlln today, measuring UP to one-half Inch In parts of Fisher and Jones counties. A slow rain started at Sylvester it o'clock this morning and Al- bany had a good shower. Ltohl rains were reported east of here, in- cluding B good rain early today it Cisco.: either a package sales or state mo- nopoly law. The bill defined an open saloon, which the repeal amendment pro- hibited, as "any place where Intox- icating liquor Is sold, bartered or delivered to be consumed on the premises where sold or on premises accessible thereto, or any public place where intoxicating liquor If permitted to be consumed." While Senator Small, contended constitutional amendment de- d.fintHSferthe, -loc argued It would result in a continuation of conditions existing prior to repeal. Pauafe Seen The vote to set the Small bill In- dicated its ultimate passage by the senate. Opponents hoped however to amend It greatly before It Is sent to the house. One proposal was to make the bill even more strict by prohibiting sales at any place that engaged In any other sort of business. This would bar drug stores from hand- ling liquor as well as keep hotels and restaurants from selling It by the drink. The Small bill leaves the method of handling liquor, whether by state stores or private licensed stores, to be settled. Data on the two systems were filed with legislators today by State Auditor Orvlllc Carpenter. Without making any recommendation, he cited figures on revenues to other states operating on various sys- tems. A summary computes that states employing the monopoly state store See LEGISLATURE, Page 9, Col. 7 Ships Warned of Tropical Storms JACKSONVILLE, Pla.. Sept. tropical disturbance; menaced shipping Jn the Caribbean ;ea today. One, gaining in Intensity, was about 200 mile's south of Kingston, "amalca, moving between west and west northwEitward. The weather mcrau here said winds of hurricane orce probably were whistling near he center. The other disturbance, situated his morning about 150 miles wesr if Roseau, Dominica, was described ly the vcather bureau as of "slight o moderate" intensity. The weather bureau urged cau- lon to ships In the course ol the terms. EFFORTS ARE RENEWED FOR A SETTLEMENT OF MINE STRIKE Government Official Hopeful Early Agreement Will Be Reached On New Wage Contracts For Coal Men WASHINGTON, Sept. New efforts to settle the soft coal strike were started today, with Ed- ward P, McOrady, assistant secre- tary of labor, hopeful that the min- ers and operators would agree speedily upon a new wage contract. The negotiating committee was called to meet again to discuss once more the miners demnnd that the pay for digging a ton of coal be In- creased 9 cents. McQrady describ- ed the conferences as "very frlond- y." No disorder was reported in the soft coal fields as the United Mine Workers, estimated by union of- Iclalx to number responded to tin general ciU summon- Ing their members from the pits. The strike call was effective Sun- day at midnight. Yesterday news dispatches reported that generally only mine maintenance crews were at work. The miners' union said that 250.- 000 were idle in the bl producing states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It ulso said struck in Ohio. In Illinois and thousands of others In the mid and far west, as well as the south. McGrady told reporters after a meeting of the negotiating commit- tee last night that "we hope to get ii settlement In time to get to the STWKE, me I Italo-Ethiopian Commit- tee Admits Failure In Peace Efforts GENEVE, Sept. 24. ThB Italo-Ethloplan committee of the League of Nations today gave up It! efforts to prevent war In Eut Africa and prepared to throw the whole critical situation Into the lap of the league council. ItalT To Be Ataent The body, composed of Great Britain, Prance, Spain, Poland and Turkey, decided unanimously to sub- mit to the council a historical Te- port describing Its activities in nar- rative form. The council is expected to.recelve ;he report Thursday morning, and Italian sources Indicated that when the council meets the Italian dele- gation probably will be absent. It was explained that such ab- stention would be In pursuance of ;he Italian policy of not participat- ing in discussions of the Ethiopian question when Ethiopians are likely to sper.k at the council table. With the drawing up of the re- port, the committee acknowledged defeat in Its efforts to find a basis for a solution of the crisis. The report was described as a objective and historical nar- rative of the committee activities. The report will be submitted to the council and, with the submission of ,he report, the committee will cease to exist Juridically. ROME, Sept. with the meeting of Premier Mus- solini's cabinet today, the govern- ment-controlled Rome press Inti- mated that the League of Nations had exhausted its possibilities in the Italo-Ethloplan conlroversy- II Duce told his ministers that Italy had offered no countcr-pro- Sce LEAGUE, Pare 9, Col. S Mrs, M. L. VVJllis Succumbs Here Mrs. M. L. Willis, 07, died sudden- y at a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Adams, 142 Poplar street. Mrs. Willis, who made her home In Gladewater Tilth another daughter, Mrs. J L. Arnold, nad been visiting here since Satur- day. She Is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Arnold, Mn. Charles Livingston of Blanket, and Mrs. P.eula Lacy of Blanket; and) one son, G. M. Willis of Palls. Mrs. Willis was born In and moved to Texas 40 years i settling In Comanche county, wl'l be buried at Sidney, Comar county, beside the grave of her hy )and who died In 1916. Funeral are arrival el tlvH.