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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLO1 IDY Bail? porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT noN VOL. LV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1935-SIXTEEN PAGES (Evening Edition of The AMene Homing News) NUMBER HO Oil Administration Under Attack SENATE VOTES TO BAN LIQUOR SALEBYDRINK MINERS GIVEN WAGE HIKE, STRIKE ENDED Billings and Mooney Meet Again rren K. Billings (loll) and Tom Mooney ,both of whom have lanV for the 1916 Preparedness day bomMnj FrincUco, embraced wbtn they met in the cdl during a habeas corpus hearing. It was the IIrst ra achother since their trial 19 years tfo. (Associated Dispute Is Settled Amicably, Before Disturbances Are Started WASHINGTON, Sept. miners won an 000 victory in the wage agreement which early today ended the peace- ful walkout of workers in the bituminous fields. The miners, except for a few thousand in the southern districts, will go back to work next Tuesday under a contract Which will give them a 7-hour day and wage in- The strike ,was settled Just as it entered serious phase, with evic- tion of miners threatening disorders throughout the mining areas. The closing scenes of one of the strangest strikes in American his- tory were marked by a feeling of amity between operators and miners unprecedented in the industrial re- lations of these traditional enemies, Short and Peaceful The strike, calling out miners the Appalachian field and effectively Ueing up the entire :t-coal Industry, aad been In progress since Sunday midnight. It was the shortest coal strike on record, and also the most peaceful. Miners won: i. An increase of 50" cents per day for day workers. 3. -An increase of 9 cents per ton for piece-workers, the men who dJr load coal. 3. XB Increase ot 10 per cent In J, the pajv of .those doing so-called Only Unbroken Packages Could Be Purchased, State Dispensing Sys- tem Not Affected AUSTIN, Sept. 27. All sales of liquor to be con- sumed where sold were forbid- creases at least until April 1, 1937. j den jn a liquor bill finally 175 Students To Receive US Aid Average.of Per Month Provided Through Youth Administration sarted west One hundred and seventy-five possibility of i students in Abilene colleges wlllTe- celve aid' averaging. per month i from the national youth administra-, Movement to enable them to attend 5Ch001 Slower, But Figures Above Last Year won: the differen- tials between .competing districts which were designed to put the an Improved status in marketing operations. A significant-feature of the set- tlement was the attitude W the op- erators toward the Roosevelt ad- ministration. The agreement had been decided upon for some time prlor'to its announcement, but the concluding ceremonies were ___7___j until Mr. Roosevelt had started westward and there was no connecting them with See MINERS, Page 14, Col. 5 Mtaiyts Willing to Abide By Truce by the Texas senate and sent to the house. The bill .was passed J.7 ayes to eight noes, with two pain. Package Sales. Under It there can be no sale ol drltiKs with meals or in cocktail bars. Only permitted sales will be In unbroken packases to be taksn from the places where purchased. Whether ar.broken package sales are to be frcm state-owned stores or state licenced stores is left ior another bill. The bill defines and prohibits an "open saloon." The definition Is one substituted today by Sen. Clint Small, Aman-'Jo, for the definition in his anti-drink sale bill that was before the yesterday. It makes an saloon" of 'any place fchere' splritous -liquors ,are sold the prem- ises. ,Tlie-previous S.mall definition wdujd have prohibited1 by-tbVdrink sales also of beer and vrfhes. This will permit their sale, including wines nut ext reding "18 per cent al- coholic Wets charged that the bill con- tains a loophole. They said under It the iale cculd be made for the purpose of being consumed else- where and ths purchaser then could assume to chnnge his mind and drink It on the premises. Two proposals to "plug the loop hole" were tabled by the drys as wit pilloried them for refusing to make it airtight. "They writhe and squirm when we put' the screws on." said wei Sen. Welly K Hopkins Gonzales. Earlier, serate wet leaders had demanded amendment to the anti- saloon bill prohibiting sale of liquor by drug stores. Senator W. K. Hopkins of Gon- zales, sponsor of a license system NEW YORK. Sept. Higrier temperatures In parts of the country slackened the rate of merchandise movements to some ex- tent this week, but the general pro- gressive trend was not altered to any substantial degree, Dun Bradstreet, Inc., said today. the gains for the week In distribution weru not impresi- the widened margin from 1934 level was its sur- vey said. "Wholesale markets were busier, as reorders increased and advance commitments expanded, due to de- clining stocks and lessened appre- hension of inventory depreciation as prices strengthened. The 'aver- age of industrial operations was steadier. "Retail sales expanded moderate- ly, with the peak for the season yc' to be discerned. Consumers appear to be definitely in a buying mood, judging from the extension of thei: Interest from necessities to items and higher-priced 'merchan- dise. "The increase for the week rang- ed from 2 to 10 per cent, while tht estimated gain over the compara- tive 1934 total averaged 12 to 30 per cent, taking the country as whole. "As neither 'retailers :nor manu- through this session, according to announcement from. Austin of ap- proved applications of 76 Texas col-, _____ ROME, Sept. Italian fan against sale reported government spokesman said today that Italy was willing to observe a two-week's "unofficial truce" with Ethiopia, "unless something hap- pens." Tlie spokesman observed that the rains had ceased in Ethiopia and the ground would soon be dry enough for troop movement. He ssid that "unless something Italy will wait for the Approved applications Friday for the state included: By Schools Abilene Christian college, 89 stu- dents, moritnty. Hardln-aimmons university, 60 students, monthly. McMurry college, 46 students, monthly. The grants meet the full amounts applied for by the local institu- See BUSINESS, Page 14, Col. 6 Wool Brings New Top ol 26 Cents SAN ANGELO, Sept. The Del Rio Wool nd De Cardinal! their United States It was terminating the Washington treaty. This report, however, was em phatlcaily denied in official quar ters. Ray Atherton, counselor of tin United states embassy, accompan led by Capt. Walter Anderson, the United States naval attache, call ed on B. L. Craigle, the head o the American Eectlor, of the forelgi office and on expert on naval mat- ters. They asked him what the Brit- ish government view might be on the form wlilch must be taken by the mandatory conference. Must Meet Thb Year. Under the provisions of Washington treaty, following the Japanese notice to terminate the agreement at the end of 1936, th1 signatory powers must meet before the end of 1635 to discuss e new treaty oi an extension of the prer, ent limitations. ;It was understood the purpose o Atherton's visit to the foreign ot floe was to determine whether the British government wants to hold a serious conference or a mere for mallty of a meeting which wou'.i enable all the- signatories to con form with the o the treaty. Today's developments recent the British eovernoferir tc a states, Ital Blgnatorles-rcon 'conference. ________Dative stated th belief BrltaUl soon wll launch a new naval..... program, kept strictly: limitations of the4 treaty of 1922, however.' Official sources said that port in some sections fit the Brit lab press that the British govern ment soon would send Washington a note terminating that treaty wa See NAVY, P'agc 15, Col. f House Approves Measure As Means of Financ- ing Age Pensions AUSTIN, Sept. ZT.-m-Tl house yesterday passed a bill levy- ing a graduated tax on chain stores Including EBsollne filling stations and appliance merchandising hy utilities, to aid In paying old-ase pensions and equalize competition with Independent merchants The bill went to the senate, 117 to 19, after a stormy session in which Rep. Homer Leonard of McAllen Temporary speaker, was criticized by Sip W. E. Pope of Corpus Chrlstl refusal to recognize Pope to of- two amendments. Sponsors souiiht doggedly to ex- clude filling stations and utility merchandising on the theory'It would be double taxation and ren- der the bill void. Bep. J. Manley Head ot Stephenvllle, floor leader asserted the bill was being "loaded down with everything but the kitchen stove" and that oil and chain store lobbyists would be highly (leased, Chain lumber yards were exclud- ed, 78 to 47. Members of co-oper- ative associations, known as "vohm- eer were brought in de- spite assertions of sponsors it would be Impossible to apply the bill to hem, Personal privilege speeches by Rep. B. E. Qulnn of Beaumont, and Pope after a motion had been made o cut off debate brought nn a con- roversy. Members repeatedly ob- ected to Qulnn's and Pope's re- larks as not being on privilege. It was unofficially estimated Hie 111 would yield about an- lually. A stiff light was anticipated n the senate. or r INJURIES FATAL DALLAS, Sept. 27-m-The Rev. lamuel T. Clay, 29, of Dnllas died .f Injuries received Saturday night n a collision between a bus anrf utomoblle. His death wns Uw Ighty-flfth caused by traffic accl- enu In Dallas county t'.ils year. First Snow Of the Season Falls In The Rockies -The first snow of the sen- son fell throughout the moun- tain area last night. Freezing temperatures were re- ported In northern Colorado. Substantial snowfalls were le- ported from Pikes Peat. Eleven Mile Canon, Bcrlhoud Pass and at West Portal. Rains fell In oilier parts of the state. A cold rain In Denver turned lo mow shortly before midnight, although It melted quickly as It hit the ground. Mercury Rising Here Slowly rising temperatures torjay brought relief from autumn's norther which ThSi's- day. The mercury dipped to 51 de- grees at 0 o'clock this morning- lowest recording since lost May. The thermometer stood at 51 lur til after 8 o'clock, rising to 55 de- grees late this momnlg. .Prediction for today is mostly cloudy with ris- ing temperature tonight. Conditions were generally the same over the middle west and southwest, the frosty breath of autumn causing some crop damage and dispersing, the heat that earlier in the week shattered long stand- Ing records. 30-Deerfe Drop Drops of as much as 30 degrees, compared with maximum readings yesterday morning, were recorded In North Texas, while temperatures in See WEATHER, Page 16, Col. 4 Vote Double Tax On Utility Firms AUSTIN, Sept. utilities companies, except phone companies, today faced a double state occupation tax, recommended for passage in the Texas legislature by the house revenue and taxation committee. The bill was estimated to add about In new revenue an- nually. A proposal to allow counties and cities to tax utilities also, u-fs defeated In the'committee. The committee also favorably re- ported a bill to double the share of state in horse race betting receipts and a senate bill to allow El Paso to levy a five-cent per valua- tion tax for advertising. Probe Committee Reports Employes That Flow Of Illegal Oil Not Stopped AUSTDT, Sept. 27. Rep. Lon E. Alsup of Carthara charged today the railroad com- mission was guilty of incom- patency in oil conservation en- forcement and could be im- peached if a special investigat- ing committe made the "kind of report it should make." "There is not a single mem- ber of the commission that if competent to carry on the peo- ple's business as far at oil ta Alsnp stated, ad- dressing the honse. Reply to Telegram. Alsup's statements were In reply to a telegram from East Texas of- ficers of the commission ststlnf running hot oil had been reduced to a minimum. "They are like a majority of the Commission's employes, they don't know anything about Alsup Mid, "The legislature has permitted Upt commission to write the oil th; commission doesn't know 'how to do it." Alsup asserted M per cent of commission's staff never saw an oil well but was hired ,for, political and because; -they _ _. L__ _ Have guilty of mlsfeisance .in officer Hep. vernon Lemons of Rainbow asked. and II the Investigating committee made the kind of report It ought to make you could Im- peach Alsup answered. Rep. J. 0. nuvall of Port Worth charged Alsiip was unfair In his statements and that his Informa- tion should have been given to tlw investigators. Report Printed. 'Do you think there Is sufficient evidence for Du- vaJl asked. Alsup replied. "H you give me the power to do it I can prove tlio fac.U." The committee's report was or- dered printed In the Journal. It See OIL REPORT, Page M. Col. I New Freight Rate In Effect Sept. 30 WASHINGTON, Stpt. The Interstate commerce commis- sion declined today to suspend a proposed new freight rate schedule on vegetables from the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The rates. therefore, become effective Spet. 30 as the commission previously had ordered. The commission had reconsider- ed Its order alter protests from Corpus Christ! and Robstown that the Brownsville district lion receiv- ed preferential schedule. treatment In the TEN MINERS KILLED BELGRADE, JUGOSLAVIA, S-pt. least 10 conl miners were killed and 23 injured by a gas ex- plosion In a mine at 20 miles south of here, today. FDR SEEKING VACATION, BUT POLITICS MIXED IN HIS TRIP Observers Concerned Principally With Discussions He Will Have With Party' Leaders, Speeches He Will Make ABOARD ROOSEVELT SPECIAL, Sept Roose- velt headed across the harvest fields of tlie midwest totiay. Intent on a vocation but uurrounded by an aura of politics Inevitably tied Into the presidential race next year. Most, of his pressing admlnlstra- lon problems disposed of be- ore he left Washington last night. Jut despite the Insistence of White House officials, the trip was given a political tinge related to the ap- contests. Mr. Roosevelt, accordltg to his aides, wns concerned primarily with relaxation, a desire to sec at first hand the workings of'the New Deal, and with the delivery of a few peeches on his way across the ountry. Observers were concerned how- ler first with the discussions that le plans to have with party leaders en route and second with the ut- terances, both formal and extern- poraneous, that he will make be- tween now and Wccfecday when he boards the fast cruiser Houston that will carry him to Panama and the eastern seaboard. The president ..as scheduled two speeches that fall In the major one at Bouldev Dam, Nev., and the other at San Diego. They will be broadcast nationally. The first talk on the western swing will be delivered Saturday shortly after noon at Fremont, Neb. There, Mr. Roosevelt will speak from the rear platform of his train and outline, It was assumed, the at- tempts to benefit western agvicul- turlsts through the operation of tht AAA. At Infraruent operating it was assume would take advant- age of ''tiie opportunity to brief, talks to the ROOSEVELT, U, Ori. 4 ;