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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1935, Abilene, Texas iCLOi IDY Abilene H "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, PAGES (Evmtaf Edition of The Abfcne Homing News) NUMBER 247 Agreement Reached On Tax Bill Mussolini Hikes Air Force Personnel By 67 Per Cent Reunion Before Tragic Crash A say. banterlnr circle or friends bade W1U Rogers mnd Wiley Port welcome at Juneau, Alaska. They are ahown visiting with old frtenda before flying on toward Point Barrow and their deaths. Left to right, Post, Rex Beach, the author; Joe Crouon, Alaskan pilot, and Rtfers. (Anoclaled Press Unexpected Death TakesW.A.Minter W. A. MInter, Jr. Rites Wednesday Morning Merchant, Community Leader Community leader, churchman and pioneer merchant, W. A. MIn- ter Jr., 63, died at Monday night from a heart attack occurring an hour earlier. Mr. MInter died In the West Tex- as Baptist sanitarium, to'which he had been removed at Irom.hls 340 Beech street, when -he complained of shortness of breath Regard Visit Significant In Future Relations Of Countries WASHINGTON, Aug. The Washington Post says Vice- Presldent Garner has disclosed plans to make a stop in Japan this fall while enroute to the Philip- pines for the inauguration of the Island's new government. The paper says the plans for the visit are regarded as possibly future American-Japanese relations. Garner insisted the stop In Japan will be unofficial and informal, the paper asserts. "Japanese here asserted; howev- after his supper, hospital In the au went to the >db'ile with his' physician and friirijl'from boyhood, Dr. J. M. Alexander, and after be- ing assigned a room chatted and Joked with his doctor, nurses and members of his family. He was un- dergoing a methodical examination when, at he suddenly gasped and lapsed into quick unconscious- ness. The end came ten minutes later as heroic measures were being applied to restore circulation. Death was declared to have been due to a blocking of the coronary artery to the heart. Mr. MInter had suffered from his heart for several years, but had resolutely gone ahead with his work in the Minter Dry Goods company's large department store, founded by him 35 years ago. He was at the store all day Monday. Funeral Wednesday Funeral rites have beer, announ- ced by Laughter Undertaking com- pany for 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the home. Mr. Mln- ter's long-time pastor and friend, Dr. T. S. Knox of the First Presby- terian church, will conduct the service. Dr. Knox was in San An- tonio Monday night, on vacation, but was hastening to Abilene Tues- day. A brother-in-law, Louis Mont- gomery, Is on vacation In Colorado Springs, too far for attendance on the funeral. The burial will be in the family ,ot in the Masonic cemetery, near ;he graves of Mr. Mlnter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. MInter Sr., who died December 23, 1908 and October 5, 1914. Pallbearers announced, all old friends of the family, are Ellis Douthlt, Harold D. Austin, W. R. Keeble, Charles Motz Jr., H. O. Woolen, D. D. Parramore. Henry See KINTER, Page 9, Col. I Defies World Opinion As Europe Awakes to the Vastness of the Italian Undertaking ROME, Italy, Aug. Benito Mussolini, deaf to the threats of the powers, increased his air force personnel by 67 per cent today in preparation for his war on Ethiopia. By a decree published in the official Gazette, Mussolini ad- ded 500 officers, non-com- missioned officers and men to the force. He emupwer- ed the air ministry, also, to maintain with rts colors 1.500 officers aM non-r.ornmis- officers of the air force reserve. ToUI Over Before the decree was Issued, the air force personnel totaled officers and men. Mussolini's terse order Increased' It by to a total of by 81.28 per cent. It was an answer, plain If Indi- rect, to the reports from world capitals of pressure to be brough brr Italy to maintain peace, and the talk of penalties by the League of Nations and Individual countries. Mussolini Is prepared for war with all its Implications. Threats of blockades, of embargoes do not Im- pede him. He Is challenging world public opinion, the league, and dlp- lommcl, confident of his cause and his abiity to pursue It to his goal. Only} now Is European diplomacy awakening, belatedly, to the vast- ness pit Mussolini's undertaking. It Is, in brief, the first direct defiance to the power of the British empire, according to opinion here. It Is 'Indicated that months ago he anticipated the possibility of em- bargoes on goods, and even block- ades, and Is prepared for them. An :onomlc blockade by Great Britain would deny him coal, scrap Iron, rubber. For coal, he has turned to- ward Germany, abandoning the English market. For his gasoline he can look to Rumania and Russia. See ITALY, Page 9. Col. 7 Tropical Storm Gathering Force JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 20.- gaining in In- tensity, a tropical disturbance con- tinued its northward course today but kept a safe distance from the mainland, the TJ. S. weather bureau advised. The center of the first tropical disturbance of the season was es- timated to be latitude 25 north and ongltude 67.30 west, placing It ap- proximately miles from the mainland and opposite about Mia- mi, Fla. German Town Bars Jews From Parks BERLIN, Aug. In Garmlschpartenklrchen, Intema- lonal resort and center of next 'ear's winter Olyplc games, found hemselves barred from the public jarks today. The municipal coun- 11 Issued the order barring all non- .ryans from the public recreation center. POST FLOWN TO OKLAHOMA; ROGERS' BODY IN HOLLY WOOD Water Flows After 25 Dry Years In Town GAINESVILLE, Ant. Twenty five years ago when Cooke county voted dry In a lo- caJ option election, a group of residents of tbe Undaar commu- nity, rive rallei weat of here, re- moved the faucet from the town pump to prevent residents of- neighboring communltln who pined through Lindsay, from obtaining water. The group decided to restore the faucet when the dry law ww lifted. Sale of 32 per cent beer re- cently wu legalised at Lindsay after' a quarter of a century of prohibition and Fred Momimui, now postmaster, and Joe Schmltx, merchant, who were memben of tbe orlfiiul rronp, replaced the faucet and water flowed again from the well on the town square. Arrival In California Of Plane Is Marked By First Disorders ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Aug. 20. "funeral plane" car- rying the body of Wiley Post to Oklahoma City landed here short- ly after 11 a. m. (MST) today to re- fuel. Reported to Have Stoo 8-4 For Acquittal of Dallas Woman GATESVTLLE, Aug. Jury which had pondered since Bat urday the case of Mrs. Ethel John son of Dallas, accused of slayln her daughter-lh-law, was dlscharg ed today. It was reported to have stood eight to four for acquittal. Mrs. Johnson, who appeared In court today with her daughter anc attorney, wore a brown crepe dress white shoes and white hat. The jury retired last night with out reporting after It had celled for a 'suicide note" earlier in th day. The defense had claimed th note was written by the dead wo- man, Bernlce Davenport Blanken ship. The state claimed she did no write the The Jury also ask ed for other specimens of Mrs Blankenshlp's handwriting. Mrs. Johnson also was charged with slaying her son by a former marriage, Joe Dean Blankenshlp jut the case was dismissed. Young 31ankenship and his wife were 'ound shot to death in a Coryell county ranch. The state charged that Mrs Johnson, wife of a federal communi- cations commission Inspector, kill- ed the woman, while the defense continued Mrs. Blankenshlp had hreatened to kill herself and hus- band. McKlnney Station Operator Is Slain McKINNEY, Aug. Brown, 63, a filling station opera' or. was shot and killed today ut a few miles north of here. A. G. McCrary, Anna nlghtwatch- .an, came to McKlnney after the hooting and was charged wltn lurder. He was released on bond. Officers said McCrary, Brown and nother person were on their way up the road from Brown's filling tation" when the shooting occur- ed. Only one shot was fired. Set GARNER, Page 10, Col. 5 Texas Engineer Is Scalded to Death PORT WORTH, Aug. 20.--W) Fellow workmen stood helplessly by fly today while B. B. Taylor, 30. engineer, was scalded to death steam escaping from a broken pipe at the Pangburn company's Ice cream plant. Trapped in the steam filled corri- dor behind the boiler room, Tay- lor apparently had tried to pro- tect himself by covering his head with a water bucket. His body was found lying will) the head toward the only exit In the small enclot- Public Enemy No. 1 Threatens Life Of Justice Dep't Director WASHINGTON, Aug. Alvin Karpls, ranked public enemy No. 1, has threatened the life of J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the "G" men hunting him. Newspapermen were told at the department of Justice today that the threat was contained in a letter to Hoover from Ohio a month ago. Hoover himself declined to say Anything on the subject, Sought by federal agents since the kidnaping of Edward O, I Bremer, St. Paul, Minn, in Janu- ary, 1934, Karpls was last seen by officers when he escaped from a trap in an Atlantic City hotel early lost winter. He and Harry Campbell at that time abandoned their girl friends, Yynona Burdette and Oelores De- Laney, who now are serving sen- tences. Karpis Is the only Important member of his notorious kidnap and bank bandit gug wfio has (scaped the government crime hunters. Three members have met death as guns barked In Chicago and Florida. Hoover once described the outfit u "one of the most dangerous mobs In the country." "As long as It was at h3 said, "we felt that a kidnaping or a big bank robbery might take place anywhere. "It roved from the Pacific coast across the continent through the middle .west and HOLLYWOOD, Calif, Aug. 20 Rogers and Wiley Post, who flew the airways of the world together and died together In a crash near Point Barrow, Alaska, parted company for the last time today. Post's body was removed from the Forest Lawn Mortuary, where It had rested beside that of Rogers since arrival here late yesterday, and placed aboard a Pan-American Air- line bound for Oklahoma City. Rogers' body remained in the mortuary, preparatory to being placed In state under the trees of lionet Eawn cemetery near the Kirk V the Heather where funeral ser- vices win be held Thursday, Texan at Controls At the controls of the plane tak- ing Post back home was William A. Winston, lanky Texas flier, who piloted the hearse-plane from Seattle to Los Angeles on the last leg of the return Journey from the northern wastes where the pair fell to the deaths. Expect Announcement Before Nightfall Of 12-Cent Cotton Loan WASHINGTON, Aug. of a 12 cent cot- ton loan may "come before night- Ben. John H. Bankhead, D., Ala., predicted today. "I think a 12 cent loan Is abso- lutely Banfchead said. "I have been In constant communica- tion with the President and I have hwJ. no Intimation of a change In nls views." Bankhead said the President had Cubic Feet to One Barrel, Rail Board Engineer's Plan AUSTIN.' Aug. -gas-oil ratio of 1S.OOO cubic leet'tn ant barrel of oil for the Panhandle field was recommended to the railroad commission today by Its chief eng- ineer, Gordon Griffin. Griffin -recommended the gas-oil ratio be made effective September 1. It would be Invoked under the Also tn the party were Co-Pilot i new gas conservation act and cor- J. L. Fleming, Joe Crosson, Alaska "mercy" flier, who piloted the bodies from Point Barrow to Seattle, Tom Ward, chief engineer of the Pan- American company, T. W. Dowllng, assistant superintendent of com- munications, and Clarence M. Young, western division manager of the Airways. Only a few persons were present when the big ship took off from the same flying field from which Post started many aerial ad- ventures Including the one which ended In death for him and Rogers, his boon companion. The flight was expected to take about 7 1-2 hours with refuellns stops, at Albuquerque, N. M., and probably Amarillo, Texas. The Journey from the See DEATH SHIP, Page 9, Col. HOPSON TELLS OF HIS PROFITS More Than Three Million He Admits to Probers WASHINC.TON, Aug. Threatened with contempt proceed- ngs If he did not answer ques- ions, Howard C. Hopson agreed to- day that he and his family had rawn profits of from the Associated Gas and Electric system rom 1929 to 1933 Inclusive. The testimony was elicited in the senate lobby Investigation through serslstent Interrogation by Senator Schwellenbach Hopson acknowledged that during half the time covered, the utility ystem under him was not paying Ivldends on its stock. The earn- ngs were made by private com- anles owned by him and his family which sold services to companies In the system. It was the first time he had agreed publicly to his profits. He lad characterized them as Inaccur- te before the house rales com- mittee. Tension pervaded the hearing. At he outset the committee warned he witness it would "no longer per- mit him" to evade questions or make pecches, and unless he complied an additional contempt citation would e presented In the senate, One already Impends against him lere, as well as against William A. 1111, of his counsel. The latter was close by his today, as were other advisors. Acress (lie way sat Chesley W. urney, senate aergcant-at-arms bo maket contempt arrests. related with other efforts to prevent wasteful dissipation of the giant gas reservoir. Griffin described the gas-oil ratio as a step toward arriving at a solu- tion of the problem, and advised the commission to be lenient In its orig- inal restriction so operators could have an opportunity to equip their wells properly and the commission could study properly the situation. Consideration of "a displacement factor, such as wp have In other also was recommended by the engineer. Tests made by the commission, See RATIO, Page 9, Col. 5 "under consideration a very large reduction In next year's crop In or- der to get rid of the present gov- ernment holdings." "In my opinion, the present delay (in the loan announcement) is due to the mechanics of financing and when that Is taken care of the de- cision will be announced." He added that the President yes- terday told Sen. Walter F. George, D., Qa., that he wasn't "consider- ing anything but a 12 cent loan." Will's Last Gilt Arrives By Mall BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 20. last expression of Will Rogers' affection for his family reached here today. It was a small package, addressed to Mrs. Rogers In care of J. K. Blake, her brother. The careless, rambling scrawl was the comedian's typical handwriting. In the package was a small red fox fur, a souvenir of the land where death overtook him. It was postmarked Juneau, Alaska. Administration Rail Bill Passes Senate WASHINGTON, Aug. Another vital administration bill nearer! the White House today when the senate passed without a record vote the house bill to speed railroad rorganlzatlons. ACCA's Aid a Temporary Accommodation Only, Says Taylor- The American Cbtton Cooperative association and Its afmiatn have adopted no fixed policy as to cotton loans to members, but only have decided to make a ten cent per pound advance to members If and where it may be needed, said V. A. Taylor, back from New Orleans Tuesday. Taylor Is general manager of the West Texas cotton Growers associ- ation, child and affiliate of the AGO A. He made this statement: "Upon return I was surprised to learn that some farmers took the ACCA's announcement of August 17 to mean that a ten-cent loan would be the government's policy on the new crop. That is of course entirely erroneous. The advance Is only a temporary bridge-over made available for members desiring such a service, especially those In the old South and In South Texas where the crop Is already on the move. It was decided to offer this advance pending a decision by the secretary of agriculture with regard to the government's loan policy on cotto'.-.. We expect that announcement to bo made from Washington In a short time. "The West Texas Cotton Growers' association is offering the ten-cent advance from its own funds, as a temporary accommodation only, and If the market should break it Is See ACCA, Page 9, Col. 8 ESTATES ASKED Provides For Raising 01, Quarter Million; First To Act Will Be House, Probably Thursday WASHINGTON, Ang. Senate and houM con- ference committee to- day reached a final agreement on the tax bill; leaving out the new inheritance levies propoied by President Rooievelt. Harriion estimated these laz- es would bring in a year. But he added the bill's provision permitting corpora- tions to deduct from their in- comes fifts made to charity or- ganizations would reduce the total by President Roosevelt had vigorously op- posed such d'dnotlons. Increaw Present Rates Instead of the Inheritance tares, the bill agreed upon would Increase the existing estate and gift Us rates. The hill was summed up this way by Chairman Harrison rD-Mlss) of the conference committee: I. Graduated corporation Income taxes: 12 1-2 per cent on the tint of Income, 13 per cent 6u income from 14 per cent on f and IB per cent on til over Capital stock Increased from the present per to 3. Excess profits: Permit new declaration of capital value and then tax at a C per cent rate those profits between '10 and 15 per cent and tax at 12 per cent the profits over IS per cent. 4. Individual Income surtaxes: Start levies, as In the house bill, at a tax of 31 per cent on Income from S50.000 to Increasing rates to a maximum of 75 per cent See TAX BFLL, Pare I, Col. 4 Big Spring Radio Hearing Prolonged WASHINGTON, Aug. Detalled questioning on the finan- cial condition of the Anderson Music company of Big Spring, Texas, pro- longed the communications com- mission's hearing today of testimony on an application by V. T. Anderson for a 100-watt radio station In that city. E. W. Anderson, brother of the applicant, testified Increased busi- ness and Inventories had enhanced the company's stability over that Indicated In financial statements submitted several months ago with ihe original application for a sta- tion. He Indicated the applicant, backed by two organizations In which he, E. W. Anderson and Mrs. E. W. Anderson were Interested could amply finance the new broad- casting concern, to be known as the ABC Broadcasting company. FIND VICTIMS OF AIRCRASH Plane and Bodies of Three High on Laramie Peak Ablleno and cloudy to- nlRht and Wednesday. Went o[ 100th meridian Partly cloudy lonlRhl and Wednefday: probably ahowern in Panhandle tonleM: illBhtly cooler In north portion tonight. Eaat of 100th meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Wedneaday; probably ahoweri In norUicut portion and on raat coast Wedntiday. Temperatures Hon. Tute. CLOUDY Dry thermometer VeL thurmomel-jr JUlftUvJi humidity 10 II MldnlBhl N'oon Sunrlie Sunaet 7p.m. flV 77 flft B7 08 100 100 97 m 91 GLENDO, Wyo., Aug. The bodies of three Indianapolis residents apparently killed Instantly when their private plane crashed against the side of Laramie Peak, 40 miles from here, were found beside the wreckage of the ship by mem- bers of a searching party this mom- ing. GLENDO, Wyo, Aug. Weary searchers scaled treacherous Laramie Peak today hunting among Its crags for an airplane which they fear crashed and burned five days ago, carrying three widely known Indianapolis. Ind., residents to death. Led by Walter Hlgiey, veteran Denver pilot, the men hoped to learn the fate of Burnside Smith, 47, transit company president, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Arnett, aerial honeymooners. Arnett 28, was an all-port manager and his bride, Eleanor, 23, was prominent socially. The three were unreported after See LOST PLANE, Paft 9, Cot. I BACK TALK IN NAVYCIRCLES Ranking Officer Replies To Criticism By Sims WASHINGTON, Aug. A sharp difference appeared today to have developed between two of the navy's high commands, past and present. Attacking the navy's system of promotion, Rear Admiral William S. Sims, war-time commander, wrote in the Atlantic Monthly that navy morale has "continuously declin- ing" and that high ranking officers have been "notoriously To which, Admiral William H. Standley, chief ranking officer of the navy, replied that Sims was no longer In a position to Judge such matters Sims wrote: "It Is enough to make one's hair stand on end to contem- plate the results of an unexpected outbreak of war at a time when the fleet and the navy department hap- pend to be In the hands of officers who lacked the essential confidence of the service." Standley said: "Admiral Slras has been retired from the navy lor a number of years and I do not think he Is m a position to Judge navy morale." Other officers recalled 81ms has made previous attacks ort the selec- tion method o( navy
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