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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               CLOi IDY gtoflew Baflp Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HO EDI ME riON VOL LIV. Fun Leased of Associated Preu United Prett (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, FOUKTIEN PACES (Evening Edition of The AbHene Morning 246 Rogers, Post Meet Death When Plane Crashes In Alaska SEN ATE PUTS APPROVAL ON TAX MEASURE No More Contract Mjrna Lay, film shown as she strolled on Park ETtnue, New York City, apparently uiworried P announcement she bad her merle contract tral monthj  onds subject to the Income tax. Treasury officials Immediately ob- ected. They argued It would se- riously handicap the Roosevelt fi- nancial program and place the gov- ernment at a disadvantage In bor- owlng since states and municipal- ties would still enjoy the right to ssue tax-free securities. Besides making It difficult to ob- :aln funds to finance the 000 work relief program, officials said, the amendment would raise See TAX MEASURE, Page 14, Col. 5 See NAVIES, Page 14, Col. 6 INCREASES IN TRADE NOTED Business Continues Showing Gains Over a Year Ago NEW YORK, Aug. Bradstreet In its weekly survey of business conditions Issued today found that Increases replaced de- creases customary for most lines at this time of year. "While the advance In retail dis- tribution was less emphatic than during the week precedlrg, the ad- vnntage over 1934 comparative gen- erally was maintained or Jjfl report said. WT'lt was in the wholesale branch- es that activity was most pronounc. ed, as buyers hastened to replenish depleted Inventories on a rising market, releasing long postponed orders as delivery delays grew Immi- nent." V, was found that the belween- Bee BUSINESS, Ttn M. CM, Early Decision On Cotton Loan Seen WASHINGTON, Aug. Senator George (D-Ga) today pre- [Icted the administration would an- nounce a 12-cent cotton loan policy in the 1935' crop within 36 hours. "The agricultural legislation de- sired by the administration now Is on the president's the sena- or said In a statement, "and I am absolutely certain' that a 12-cent cotton loan on the 1935 crop will be approved and announced within 36 hours." HOPSON DEFENDS LOBBY ACTIVITY Claims That Utility Issues Would Have Taken Six Billion Loss WASHINGTON, Aug. C. Hopson hot- ly defended his companies' ex- penditure of nearly to fight the Wheeler Kayburn utilities bill by charging today that the measure would destroy worth of utili- ties securities. Tells of Salary "That is about one-half of all the utilities securities the As- sociated Gas Electric company official told the, house lobby Inves- tigating committee on his third ap- pearance before it. Hopson, who contends he Isn't wealthy but wishes "It were ,old the committee under question- ing that he received to last year from his "personal companies" plus the salary from A. G. E. The rival senate committee hat charged that Hopson received some from A.' Q. EJi .directly, qt. Indirectly, during the'past five while dividends-were being omitted. The senate group, having agreed to "divide" Hopson with the rival house committee, was waiting question him again today. Posf Overcame Big Handicap to Become Ace Among Fliers Rogers, of Humble Birth, Also Went to Heights In His Own Line; Was at Top of Entertainment Field While Companion On Trip Achieved In Aviation Telegrams WASHINGTON, Aug. Evidence was presented to the sen- By.United Press. Wiley Post was known as one of the most, ingenious fliers In Ameri- can aviation history. Handicapped In his early days by lack of ade- quate flying equipment, the one- eyed Oklohomon nevertheless roso to the peak of. flying achievement. Fellow filers marveled at the port- ly, bushy-haired flier's apparent In- difference to physical odds. Hi; history-making flight of 1931 when, with Harold Qatty, he piloted the Winnie Mae around the world In 6 days, 15 hours, 51 minutes, was ex- emplary of Post, as was his solo flight over the same course In the same plane two years later in 7 See UTILITIES, Fate 13, CoL B FD Welcomed to Hyde Park Home HYDE PARK, Aug. dent Roosevelt arrived home here today by special train from Washi- ngton for a two-day stay at fun. Standard tune. A crowd of home folks greeted he president with applause as he eft his train. Mr. Roosevelt said he hoped very much to see final action at this session on the utility holding com- pany regulation bill but declined; any answers on details of either this or the tax measure, which are in conference. NAMED TO ICC WASHINGTON, Aug. IB. President Roosevelt today nominat- ed Marlon M. Caskie of Alabama as a member of the Interstate com- merce commission. A ction Completed on AAA Amendments Dissolution Of Injunction Against Process Taxes Is Anticipated WASHINGTON, Aug. New Deal officials, expressing sat- because congress finally las passed the AAA amendments designed to strengthen their crop adjustment program, looked today 'or quick presidential approval of the legislation. Anticipating the new powers. Jus -Ice department lawyers planned to seek dissolution of 509 temporary in- unctions restraining the govern ment from axes. Manufacturers, packers, mil. ers and other processors have filed ,112 suits against the taxes. With a rush of speed, the senate and house completed congressional iction on the amendments late yes- erday. They have two major pur- poses: To give the secretary of agriculture added powers in pros- cutlng the farm program and to reel bulwai" around the program galmt the time when it meets its ruclol tent In the supreme court. The amendments were first in- to AAA BILL PafD 14, Col. T DEATH TAKES MRS. WALLS Rites For Pioneer Abilene Woman Set Saturday Final Bit From Columnis Concerns New Farm- ing Venture NEW YORK, Aug. lost lines Will Rogers wrote In h long series of letters to editors ap peered, by coincidence, In newsps pers today, the day after his dealt These lost lines, sent from Fair banks, Alaska, follow: "Visited our new emigrants. Now this Is no time to discuss whethe It will or whether it won't whether it's forming country o whether it Is not, and to enumerat the hundreds of mistakes and con fusions and rows and argument and management In the whol thing at home and here. "As I see it, there is now but on problem that they are here, an that's to get .'em housed within si or eight weeks. "Things have been in a terribl mess. They are getting 'ei straightened out, but even now no fast enough. There Is about 700 o BOO of 'em. About 200 went back also that many workmen sent fron transient camps down home (no CCC) and Just lately they are us Ing about 150 Alaskan workmen regular wages. But it's Just a few weeks to snow now and they hav to be out of the tents, both work men and settlers. "There is plenty of food and always has been and will be. They can always get that In, but it's house they need right now and Colonel Hunt, In charge, realizes it "You know, after all, there is See DISPATCH, Page 14, Col. 5 Abilene and tonight and Mrs. J. T. Walls, pioneer Abllen- Stotunlay, lomewliat cooler Welt of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, probably aHowtra In north and weit porllona tonight and fomoB-ftat cooler In PanhandM tonlKtit ud In north portion Saturday. East of 100th meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday, ecat- tered IhunnerEhowers In northeast portion and on east coaet Saturday, Homewhal cooler In northwest porUon Saturday. ian, died at a. m. Friday at her home, 1825 North Tenth street, where she had been 111' for more than eight months. She was 83 years of age. Funeral rites will be held Satur- day afternoon at 5 o'clock from the residence. Dr. Mlllard A. Jenkens, pastor of the first Baptist church, of which Mrs. Walls WBS a member, will officiate for the services, and lurlai will be made In the I. O. O. cemetery, In the family lot be- side the grave of Mr. Walls, early- day transfer operator here, who died March 30, 1910. Virginia Elizabeth Forbus was a native Texan, bom November 37, 851, at Carthage. She was married ,o Thomas Jefferson Walls, Decem- ber at Sulphur Springs, and Ste MM. WALLS, Face 14, CoL 6 Temperatures Thurs. Frl. p.m. a.m. 62 DA 81 S3 ru OUDY Dry thermometer Wet thermometer MidnliM Nrton 92 Bunrlie Suniel........ 7p.m. 7a.ni. .61" 77- S3- ..40% 11% days, IB hours, 49 1-S minutes. Post, though recognized as hav ing vast flying knowledge, always remained in the background. In 1930 he set a white plane down Curtlss-Reynolds airport north of Chicago, and 'nonchalantly walked to the Judges stand. More than one judge had to look at his pro- gram to see who this amazing fel- low was that had beaten the coun- try's most famous speed demons across the country. Plane and Bonus. That was the first fame that came to the flier who hod barn- stormed the southwest for 10 years In a "Jenny." It was Post's start with C. Hall, Oklahoma oil man, who was so pleased over the race that he gave the filer the plane and a. bonus. After he had eaflb fafned'ilu Speed' tests. Jn' sab-stratosphere flights. Early this year-'ho made three unsuccess- ful attempts to fly non-stop In the rarifled atmosphere between las Angeles and New York City. There were reports of sabotage when It was found foreign sub- stance, possibly emery dust, had bten found In the manifold of the plane. Post abandoned the Winnie Mae with which he had flown to lame after the disheartening substratos- phere events. He bought the new plane in which he and Rogers crashed. Native Texan. Post was born In Grand Plains, Texas, at the turn of the century, See FAMED MEN, Fage 14, Col. 6 Crash Victims WILEY POST WILL ROGERS Mrs. Post Stayed Behind To Give The Two More Room SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. Mrs. Wiley Post, wife of the round- the-world flyer, was possibly spar- ed the fate of her husband and Will Rogers because she wanted them to be it was re- called here today. En route from Seattle, where she bade Wiley good-bye ten days ago, Ponca City, Okla., Mrs. Post paused here briefly between planes MANSV1LLE, Post's "Idlerly farm parents declined to talk today about the death of the famoiu filer In an Alaskan plane crash. nd explained why she didn't ompany her husband northward, planned. "I wanted Wiley to be more she said. "And be- Ides, there are other reasons." The "other reasons" evidently In- luded an operation, which was to performed in Ponca City, ports from there said. Rumors of a marital rift between erself and Post she braned "ba- >ney" and said her failure to join he Intrepid flier on his arctic Ight was not due to a quarrel. SISTER IS ILL CHELSEA, Aug. rs. Tom McSpadden, aged slstei Will Rogers, famed actor who ed with Wiley Post yester- ay In an airplane crash near Point arrow, Alaska, bore up stoically nder news of the tragedy today. See POST, Fife U, CoL I News Taken to Aviator's Parents; Claremore Halts Business MAYSVTLLE, Okla., Aug. W) Post's home town, where he was "always a home town boy and a friend of was In- coherent today with grief over the noted flier's death. Friends were dispatched to bear ihe news to his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Post who live on a little farm two and a half miles out of this little town In the northern part of Garvln county. There is no telephone at the mod est residence. "It is just too early to tell about said William E. Showen, publisher of the Maysville News and one of Wiley's first backers In hie aerial career. "I don't know whether burial will be here but cer- tainly there will be memorial ser- vices for the most famous of Mays- vllle's sons." The Big Hero Word ol the death of Post and his friend Will Rogers spread rapid- ly through the town. People gath- ered In little groups to.talk of It, their faces mournful, their voices hushed. "It Is Juat too early, wo don't know what we'll Showen con- tinued. Is the thing that Maysvllle has always been hoping against. "You know, I was very close lo but for that matter, so was everyone else In town. He was our big hero. We liked him more be- cause he was such a regular 'home town' boy. The more famous he got, the friendlier he was. There Bee FB1ENDS, Paje II, CoL I Had Trouble With Motors On Take-off Ship Had Fallen In Water; Two Believed Killed Instantly; Found By Natives, Bodies Taken to a Hospital W (Copyrljrhl. 1935, by (be Associated Fran) SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 16. Rogers, cowboy philosopher, actor and air-travel enthusiast, and Wiley Port, who circled the earth alone in a plane, were Wiled last night when their plane crashed 15 miles south of Point Barrow, in northernmost Alaska. The word of their death came today to the United States army signal corps headquarters here from their Point Barrow station. The first terse message "Post and Rogers crashed 15 miles south of here (Point Barrow) at five o'clock last night. Have recovered bodies and placed them in care of Dr. Driest (in charge of a small Point Barrow Standing by on Anchorage (Alaska) honrly." The message was signed by Staff Sergeant Morgan, the only army man on duty at the small Point Barrow settlement. Later he wirelessed the plane crashed from only fifty feet in the air after taking off from a small river. l "Native runKsr reported plane crashed IK miles Barrow. t lS-e4- fast launch 'proceeded to scene; -Ibnn4 plane complete wreck, partially submerged in two feet water. "Beoovered body of Rogers-; then necessary to.tear plane apart extract body of Post from water. "Brought bodies to Barrow, turned over to Dr. driest, also salvaged personal effects which I am holding. "Adviie relatives and instruct this station fully as to pro- cedure. "Natives camping small river IE miles south here claim Post and Rogers landed, asked way to Barrow. "Taking off engine missed fire on right bank while only 'ifty feet over water. "Plane out of control, crashed, tearing off and oppling over forced engine back through body of plane. "Both apparently killed instantly. "Both bodies bruised. "Post's wrist watch broken, stopped p. Henry W. Greist operates the Presbyterian hospital at Point. larrow, which is maintained primarily for the care of Post and Rogers were on an aerial vacation which Post had planned would take him to Moscow, but Rogers had not decided whether he would accompany him further than Nome where Viley planned to establish a base for his projected flight across iberia. Early plans for the flight included arrangements for Mrs. 'ost, the flier's wife, to accompany them. At the last moment [rs. Post withdrew and Post and Rogers flew into the north. Mrs. Rogers, wife of the humorist-philosopher, and Mrs. Post were otlfled of the tragedy by Captain Frank E. Stoner of the signal oorpt eadquarters here. A coast guard culler, the Northland was ordered lo lum back io olnl Barrow, which It left yesterday, to pick up the bodies and brinl hem to Seattle. The crash occurred as Past wu pointing his pontoon-equipped plane Folnl Barrow, 500 miles away, on a flight from Fairbanks. The plane took oil from Fairbanki late yesterday, but when Post earned lhat a dense fog shrouded Point Barrow, he set his ship down the small stream. The deparlmenl of commerce al Washington, through Secretary toper, ordered Inspectors lo proceed at once lo Ihe scene of the wreck. The Inspectors, however, lack Jurisdiction to act, as Ihe accldenl did ol occur on a regular airline, and Ihe plane was privately owned. As soon as word of the deaih of the Iwo men was received President toosevelt, a good friend of Rogers' and Informed by the ssoclak-d Press. Rogers had especially anxious to get te Barrow, the small sellle- ent 11 miles from where Point Barrow juls Into the Arctic ocean, for wanted to chat with Charles Brower, known throughout Alaska u "king of the Arctic." Brower had lived 51 j'ears within Ihe Arctic Circle. He operates .radlng post and whaling station at Barrow. The territory south of Barrow In which Ihe crash occurred Is tundn land. II Is generally devoid of bodies of water large enough- to ac- commodate the landing of a plane. Before Morgan's last message wan received Lew Parmenler, aa on mechanic of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, expressed the opinion thai odt must have experienced motor trouble of some other mechanical fflculty while flying through the fog-banked area. See CRASH, Pace 13, Col. 6 'wo World Flights and Stratosphere Attempts Marked Post's Air Career NEW YORK, Aug. are the aerial exploits of Wiley Post, who with Will Rogers, film comedian, was killed today in an airplane crash In Alaska. With Harold Oatty, Post, flew around the world In eight days, 15 hours, and 51 minutes, in 1931. In 1633, hfj made a solo 'round- the-world flight, In seven days, 18 hours, and 49 1-2 minutes. The following year, Post an- nounced he would concentrate on t.he practical OZ aviation. Bt mode two sensational hl'fh altitude trips over his home town of ?ftr- tlesvllle, Okla., wearing a "super- charged 3Uit" of his own design. Post made four unsuccessful at- tempts to make a transcontinental flight through the stratosphere. Each time he was forced down on the way from Burbank, Calif., to New York, the lost failure June 1, this year. He used but one ship In all of his icbtoremeatt-tte   

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