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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas tMje Mem Reporter "WITHOUT. OR WJTM OPfi'RrVSK TO OR imPC! W I? wwni M VOL LV11, NO, 264 WJTfJ OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUii WORLD EXACTLY AS IT V K ron taacltm rnft ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING; FEBRUARY 9, 1938. -TEN PAGES. Collm fitii ILT> SIX PERISH IN TRAIN WRECK psrsons filed In this wreckage of the Missouri Pa- cific's "Texan" when It was de- rialed after hitting an unoccu- pied stalled car at a crossing near Benton, Change In Taxes Asked By AFL Slump Laid To Profits Levies Suggests Labor, Gov't; Industry Work Together MIAMI, Fin., rob. American Federation of Labor call- ed upon congress tonight', to repeal or modify the 'undivided piQtits and capital gains taxes.'' "Eome representatives of indus- try as weil as expert economists al- lege that the present (business) situation Is largely psycholosical and Ls due lo a lack of said a statement issued by the API, executive council at the conclusion of its mid-winter meeting. "As a step toward rastoration of public confidence x x x the AFL suggests congress repeal or modify the undivided profits and gains taxes, x x x "The executive council makes this suggestion in the interests of labor. It firmly believes thnt all must Pull industry and the order to break down and overcome a most serious and threatening unemployment situation." The council called nuon the gov- ernment lo increase unemployment relief expenditures. It protested against demands be- Sec AFL, Pj. 10, Col. 6 The Weather AIIII.I..M: etau.lv nv.ln HTST TKXAS AN'n VICINITY: c 'rjrllc R.nt, V H. .MIAKO: ftnnd, IVrdn Irniixmlurr yrilrrdai: SLAIN RECTOR Dr. Charles H. Lee. shown, vice-fighting rector of Christ church on St. Simons island near Brunsa-.Tk, Ca., was killtxl by an unknown sniper ES he sat writing a Legion Leader Daniel J. Dohsrty, national American Legion commander, will arrive this afternoon for a public address tonight at the city hall md an ex-service men's smoker of the Parramorc Post following. A proclamation was issued yes- terday by L. A. e-adler, mayor pro tern, declaring today as Dan- iel J. Dohcrty Day and urging all citizens to attend the address. An csccri of legionnaires and motorcycle policemen will meet Doluriy's automobile about p. m. and escort, him to the Hil- ton hotel. Larry Daniel, division command- er will preside for the session at the city hali to begin at 7 o'clock and the Abilene high school band will furnish music. A selection of songs will be sung by a male quartet from Hardin-Simmons university, and there will be se- lections by Ann Rndcr, accordion numbers and songs uy an Abilene high school scxtcb directed Ouida demons. Daniel will introduce Fred by E. Sec LKGIOX, PfT. ID, Col. 7 PRICE 5 CENTS AT POINT OF FINAL PASSAGE-- Farm Bill Vote VOTERS REJECT LOCAL OPTION DOG LAW BY DECISIVE MARGIN With Single Box Out, 28 Go Against Adoption; Vote Stands At Reports from 30 of the 31 voting boxes in Taylor county last night showed the proposed local option to have been de- feated, to 807. Only box not included in these totals was Blair, with a pro- bable vote of 50 or less. The 11-4 vote means that the local op- tion dog law passed.by the last session of the legislature .will not be put into in the county. .v "BEAD" FOR 6 MONTHS' The question is "dead" for at least six months. The law provides thai much time must elapse before another election Is held. Vote was against adoption of the law In 28 of the 30 boxes reporting. In one of the two communities favoring the law. the vote was unanimous. Hamby voters balloted 18 to 0 to adopt the law. Only other "whitewashed" box- showed an opposite trend, Caps- Merkel voters turning down the law by a 24 to 0 score. IJsman box favored the law, 7 lo 2. Other 23 boxes opposed the law by comfortable margins. Little difference in the ratio of vole was shown In city and rural districts. The six Abilene boxes disapproved the law, 914 to 402, while the difference In rural areas ivas slightly greater. Bv Boxes The vote by boxes: Box For Against 1. Courthouse 2. Butternut fire, sta .118 3. Fair Park la 4. Shelion-Webb...... 62 5. Cedar fire sta......52 .6. Orange fire sta..... 55 7. North Park 36 8. Hamby Is 9. Veterans cluth'se 10. McMurry sta. 11. Caps-Abilene 12. 13. Buffalo Gap Jim (Rogers) 15. Moro n 2D 30 2 !5 106 243 215 134 124 91 82 0 51 97 33 13 56 46 21 38 H6 10. Nubia.............. 14 17. Marke! ............105 18. Guion ............24 19. Shey )3 20. Potosi............. 4 21. Trent is 22. Caps-Merksl o 23. View 21 24. Tiiscola...........24 25. Ovalo jg 26. Iberis 2 27. Tye-Merhcl 2 28. Lawn.......... 9 29. Blair 30. Bretlshaw......... n 31. Lisinnu 5 Totsk 125 13 32 33 105 Mitcham Sale Admitted Slayer Remains In Jail Roy U Montgomery, 41, remained in Taylor county Jail last night in lieu of bond, set by Justice of the Peace Thco Ash when he was arraigned on a charge or mur- der Tuesday. Montgomery surrendered to sheriffs deputies Monday afternoon with the statement that he had shot E. E. Tucker, 36. Tucker died a few minutes later In Hendrick Memorial hospital. Montgomery waived examining trial when brought before Ash. The shooting was brought nboui, of- ficers believed, by old troubles be- tween the two men, who had been convicted on companion criminal charges and hart been prison males in the Texas penitentiary. Ill Actress Improved HOLLYWOOD. Feb. marked improvement In the- condi- tion of Simonc Simon, French film actress, was reported today by at- tending physicians: The actress has been confined to a hospital for several days, suffering art attack of bronchial pneumonia. EYES TO 1940 FD's Future High Court Appointments To Have Bearing On Coming Presidential Campaign nv vinvr v BV KIRKF. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, Feb. ndrHlfonn! supreme court nomina- tions by President Roosevelt In the near future will be tested In x new yardstick. The effect on lhc relative strength of the com's so-called liberal and conservative groups was the point ot Interest when Justices Clack and Reed were nominated. The poten- tial effect on the practical politics of this year nnct 1940 will be the first to be appraised by all observ- ers in the not unlikely event Roose- velt mnkcs further appointments al nn early date. y a senate-house conference coiri- last JMday. failed, however, r, dcmccratlc majority functioned smoothly along lines de- sired by the leadership, and the bouse voted to limit debate fo four hours. This move also prevented any member from changing a word of the bill. When the house recessed today, Speaker Bankhead indicated a vote around 2 o'cfock tomorrow after- noon. While the rule adoptee! by the house prevented change of the- measure there, Senator O'Mahoney (R-Wyo) served notice that sena- tors from western livestock states would demand provisions to protect dairy, livestock ana pcullry mdiis- trles from competition by fanners in the bills, but were modified by the con- ference committee. As'a result, O'Mahoney said1 the bill now "would be wholly ineffec- tive to protect either the dairy or the livestock industry." JONES MAKES PLEA In the house debate today. Chair- man Jones