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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1935, Abilene, Texas                               CLOi IDY Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ME noN VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Morning Mews) NUMBER FDR Favors Utilities Compromise Modified Neutrality Plan Drafted For House As Body of Wiley Post Reached Oklahoma City Bringing Wiley Post to his lut Undinf, the Pan-American alrwayi plane shown bcre u it reached Oklahoma City lute Tundar afternoon. The blf ifalp taken Inside the hanrar and Port't body transferred to a waltlnr beane. The large crowd TO doffinc hats Post's body went by. (NBA Photo) Thousands ViewBier Of WHOLLYWOOD, Aug. Plain the. kind that Will Rogers held on an equal footing with the high ranking of all lands their final respects to the beloved humorist today as his body lay In state at Forest Lawn Me- morial park. The laborer, the housewife, the cowhand and the Him extra made up the thousands who went swiftly and two abreast this morning past the plain bronze casket that held the remains the Oklahoma cow- boy whose homely wit made him Internationally famous. Later, world famous screen lum- inaries and state, national and In- ter-national dignitaries were to pay Rogers homage at funeral services at 2 p. m., but the early mourners and curious were "common people." Although the gates to Forest Lawn were not opened until 7 a. m. crowds began gathering at one o'- clock. This tribute was touching Inas- much as the crowd could do no more than glance quickly at the casket, which was kept closed at the request of the widow, Betty Blake Rogers. No reason was for keeping the public from a last view of Rog- ers. It was said that Rogers suf- fered only slight face Injuries in the air crash that took his id Wiley Post's lives last Thurs- Ten thousand persons were in line when the gates were opened ar.d the crowd was increasing at the rate of a block every 15 min- utes. The 15-foot ornamental gates were guarded by 25 police, placed there to insure against rushing. Crowd Orderly Generally, the crowd was quiet and orderly although there was some murmuring about the decision keep the casket closed. Attended by a guard of honor composed of army filers from March Field, the casket was wheeled out on the cemetery lawn at 7 a. m. It was taken to a spot beneath See ROGERS, Page 12, CoL C. O. Lamberths Newcomers Here Would Compel Mini And Other Officers To Pay Million Spent In Lobby Against Utility Bill NEW YORK, Aug. stockholders' suit to compel H. C. Hopson, vice-president and treasur- er, John I. Mange, president, and seven other officers ami. directors I of the Associated Gas and Electric company to reimburse the company for more than spent In lobbying against the administra- tion's utility legislation was filed today In the supreme court. TRENTON, N. J.. Aug. Two stockholders of the Associated Gas. and Electric company petition- ed New Jersey's court of chancery today to halt Howard C. Hopson, utilities magnate from spending further funds of the company In lobbying at Washington. WASHINGTON, Aug. Bernard B. Robinson, utility lobby- ist, told the senate lobby committee today he had given a cocktail party attended by Marvin Mclntyre. White House secretary, L. W. Robert, as- sistant secretary of the treasuiy and Senator Tydlngs of Maryland. Social activities of the worker here for Howard C. Hopson, of the Associated Gas and Electric system, occupied the Investigators especially Sec HOPSON, Pare 11, CoL S Newcomers to Abilene are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Lamberth Jr., and daughter, Marcla, 4 1-2 years old. They have taken an apart- ment at 1849 South Fifth street. Mr. Lamberth has Joined the headquarters staff ol the West Texas Cottonoll company of whoss parent company, Anderson, Clay- ton Co. of Houston, his father, (Jake) Lamberth, Sr., has an executive for many years, younger Lamberth was Junior member of the Houston cotton ex- porting firm of Allen and. lam- berth before joining the Anderson- Clayton organization. Mrs. Lamberth Is the elder daughter of a famed newspaper- man Marcellus E. Foster, founder Df thfi HOUAtOa a nAB editor ot Om fjfsa qf Oklahoma Honors Its OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. Three airplanes trailing crepe cir- cled .high above the limestone cap- itol of Oklahoma today as the state paused to bury one famous son and to mourn another.' The body of Wiley Post lay Ir the rotunda, on the second floor o the capitol building, In view o jam-packed crowds that stood abou the circular openings on the floor above. Continuously from 10 a. m. line of persons representing all th state's walks of life filed rapldl past the bronze casket. In the silence struck In memorj of Oklahoma's first airman, ther OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 22. James V. All- red of Texas sent the following message to Governor Ahrland today: "As the hearts of the people of Oklahoma grieve for the loss of I heir two great sons, the people of Texas mourn with them for Will Rogers, adopted by the people of this slate oy reason of their great affection, and Wiley Post, native son of Texas, the greatest of fliers." was sorrow, too, for Will Rogers the humorist and actor who never et the world forget his Oklahoma rearing. Simultaneous with the Roger: funeral services in California, me- morial rites were planned Claremore, where thousands gate- See POST, Pase 11, Col 7 OFFICIAL PRESS BARRAGE ON ENGLAND IS LIFTED BY ITALY First Pleading Note Heard As Most Rampant Critic Declares No General Hostility Exists ROME, Aug. Italian jovernment today, for the first :lme, allowed a pleading note to creep Into the officially inspired press which has been engaged In a polemic cgatost Great Britain. The plea was summed up by Vir- glnlo Gayda, political writer for the Giomale dltalla, under the head- line, "no conflict but collaboration." The most rampant of recent crit- ics regarding Britain's "cbstructlon- Ism" to Mussolini's designs In Eth- iopia, Gayda wrote today: "It Is above all things certain that no general hostility toward England and all Its vast empire ex- ists In Italy." Pointing out the great distance between sectors of English opinion regarding Mussolini's alms in Eth- iopia, Gayda, pleaded for under- standing of Italy's designs. Those designs, he wrote, "signify it development ol.productive clvll- to three British possessions and an augmentation of the reciprocal eco- nomic friendship for the mutual benefit of all." Italy's Hour to Provide Gayda warned, however, that "It is Italy's hour to provide for Itself without in any way taking from those who have already taken." He based this statement upon the recognized Italian desire to provide Itself with colonies much as Eng- land has provided for Itself In the past. His editorial was the signal for the press at large to refrain from criticism of England. Militarized to the last cabinet member young enough to be un- formed, and dally accentuating the rhythm of Its troops' departure to East Africa, the nation awaited to- day news concerning the decision of the British cabinet, The press was editorially silent fce ITALY, ftwe 12. CM. I Committee Turns Down Senate Resolution and Sets to Drawing Up Its Compromise WASHINGTON, Aug. house tossed anoth- er hazard into the congression- al rush toward adjournment today when its foreign affairs committee, under White House pressure, began drafting a compromise on neutrality leg- islation designed to keep the United States out of a possible foreign war. With threats of war sounding loudly from Europe, the sen- ate passed neutrality legislation yesterday, making- it manda- tory for the President to em- bargo war material shipments to belligerents. Reject Resolution department wanted the legislation to make it discretionary with the president and; today, the house committee rejected the senate resolution and decided to draw up V compromise. The.decision was reached atf one-hour execuHve session at whic Chairman Samuel D. McReynold reported the White House's position The committee voted to turn over to a subcommittee the Job of drafi ing a compromise which would mee administration requirements gives President Roosevelt a free hand in dealing with war crises. McReynolds Indicated that h had staunch hopes for action th: session and hoped the subcommittee would have a compromise bill Hi shape for full committee action b night. He said he had information from Sen Qerald Nye, R., N. D., that th senate bill provision for llcensln munitions manufacture under a munitions control board could be revised to meet contsltutlonal re qulrements and still have Nye's support. Named to the house subcommit- tee were Luther A. Johnson D., Tex., Bryant T. oastellow, D. Ga., Frank L. Kloev, D., Ohio, MU- lard S. Caldwell, D., Flo., Theodore Christiansen, R., Minn., and Charles A. Eaton, R., N. J. ALLRED ASKS BIG VOTE ON AMENDMENTS WEATHERFOHD, Aug. povernor Allred voiced a plea today lor all eligible voters to cast ballots the 'Saturday election on seven istitutlonal amendments, addressing the Old Settlers' plc- here, the governor reiterated his opposition to repeal of prohibi- tion and his support of an amend- ment to provide an old-age pension plan. 'I hope we will have a really rep- resentative vote and a fa.ir elec- the governor said. "All of us have our personal opinions but. In the final analysis, a majority of the people are entitled to rule." He termed each of the seven proposed constitutional changes important and said: "If our government Is to go for- ward, people must express their In- terest In Its problems at the ballot box. I hope every citizen of Texas entitled to vote will flnd his way to the polls on Saturday." The governor reviewed acts of the recent regular session of the legis- lature, stressing the Importance of the state securities act to protect "investors from unscrupulous ctock and the safety commis- sion act. A war "to the finish" was prom- ised against gambling and book making, which oovemor Allred has attacked by both a court Injunction and ranger raids. He said local of- ficers in most places were "doing their and merchants anc good citizens everywhere are de- manding that this wave of lawless- ness be stopped." "In a few he said. "It Is a question of whether the gamblers are going to rule, or whether the law shall be supreme." Texas, he added, "does not need the type of Eastern racketeering gamblers who have largely financed these opera- tions and are now laying their plans for a year of golden fleecing during the centennial, "They had Just as well forget their plans and move on to more fertile fields." Rogers' Liberal Gifts Disclosed LOS ANGELES, Aug. Amon G. Carter, Fort Worth pub' llsher and an Intimate friend ol Will Rogers lor 20 years, disclosed today that the humorist-actor's gifts to two favorite organizations amounted to thousands of dollars. Carter said he was with Rogers when he made the first of a series of radio broadcasts for an oil com- pany. The comedian, he said, re- ceived for seven appear- ances on the of the sum gave to the American Red ;ross and to the Salvation Army. 'In 1930 the publisher re- called, "he raised over for Red Cross, all of which went for the benefit of humanity, Will laying the expense of the tour, ov- ir personally. Abilene and cloudy to- lent and Friday. Well ot lOOtb meridian 'air tonight and Frlday- Temperalurea Wed. Tnuri. 94 57 10 11 Midnight Noon Sunrlie flunaet Ty Ihermomeler ..88- rel thernomaler (Utlvt ,2.Mpm 70" 11% Mystery of Contractor' Disappearance Solved By AUBURN, Calif., Aug. The mysterious disappearance o James C. Kennett, Sr., retired Chf cago contractor, and the death c an unidentified red-headed yout were confessed as slaymgs by Ear Cramer, Sheriff Elmer Gum an nounced early today. The 21-year-old itinerant pros pector, who was arrested in a nun for cattle thieves, voluntarily mad the confessions, Gum said, ondgav the location of an abandoned mln shaft where he said he hid th body of Kennett. Gum quoted Cramer as sayln he shot Kennett lost June In quarrel over food at the abandon ed mining camp where the Chica goan had gone In search of health The red-headed youth, whose oody was found several days age in another abandoned mine shaf of the famous Emigrant Gap mln Ing area northeast of here, was kill ed In a dispute over the rifle used to slay Kennett, Gum said Cramei told him. This slaying occurred See CONFESSION, Paee 12, Col. 5 END HEARINGS ON RADIO BIDS Station Here Would Cut In on Waco Says Engineer WASHINGTON, Aug. communications commission pncluded protracted hcirlngs to- day on six Texas applications for 00-watt radio stations but decisions will not be made for several weeks. George C. Davis, commission en- ;Ineer, cleared the docket with tes- Imony that two stations sought for Abilene, Texas, would cause Inter, crence with a Waco, Texas, broad- ast. He previously had testified wo proposed stations at Big Spring, Texas, would not encounter such Acuities. le Abilene applications were lied by William O. Ansley, Jr., and he Reporter Broadcasting Company nd the Big Spring requests came rom the Herald Broadcasting Corn- any and Vemon T. Anderson. Ths ther hearings were on application.1: the North Texas Broadcasting ompany of Paris and the OH Cap- ,al Broadcasting Association of In connection with the lat- request, KPRO at Longvlew the same facilities at Kil- ore, a transfer from iti present as- gn City's 2nd Bale of Cotton Is Ginned Abilene's second bale of cotton IOB ginned Wednesday afternoon 1 the Maxwell Gin rorpnany for W. Trozier. The Trozier farm Is two miles orth of Abilene. The bale weighed pound! Mercury Drops to as Rainfall Measures .07 Inch Here A light shower, which fell early- Wednesday evening, had the effect of shooting the mercury' down' to the month's lowest recording, 71 degrees, at 7 a. m. today. Continued cooler weather i forecast for tonight and Friday In Abilene and vicinity, while fair was the general West Texas preldctlon for the same tune. The low 70 re- cording came following several days and nights of Intense heas. Big Spring reported a badly needed rain began falling at a. and that It is expected to jEiiefit crops and bring relief from ntense heat. Worms have been damaging cotton crops of that area. when the thermometer was around he 100 mark each afternoon and modulated to 80 or a few degrees below each morning. Only .07 Inch Rain. Only .07 Inch of rain was receiv- ed, not enough to be of much bene- It to crops. However, the total Ince the first of the year Is 18.73 nches, almost twice the amount re- elved during' similar period last See SHOWER, Page 12, Col 2 Baer-Louis Fight To New York Ring NEW YORK, Aug. The 5-round heavyweight boxing bout Between Joe Louis, sensational De- roit negro, and Max Baer, former world champion, was set definitely or Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Yan- ee stadium, New York, In an an- today by Mike Jacobs, iromoter. YIELDS POINT Makes Wishes Known In Letter To Chairman Rayburn of the House Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, Aug. that the honie will accept a compromiia on the utilities holding company bill was expressed by Presi- dent Roosevelt today in a let- ter to Chairman Rayburn of the house commerce committee The letter was made publi as leaders discussed the methoi by which the compromise draft ed by Senator Barkley (D-Ky to end the dispute over manda tory abolition of holding com panies called would be brought before th home. Generdui Concession It said: "My Dear Mr. Rayburn: "I have seen a copy of the pro posed substitute for subjection B o section eleven of the Public Utility Holding Company bill offered by the senate conferences as com- promise of the differences between the house an dsenate bills on th subject matter of such sub-section B. "From the point of view of the house, this proposal certainly con stltutes a most generous, concession ori.tHc.part ot.the sensto) conferees Mlfrnm, my- point of view It repre senta a greater recession -from the senate bill than I should like to see made. But I understand the urgen desire of many members of both houses to Have a bill worked out a this session, and to that end I hopi the house will find this proposal o: the senate conferees acceptable. "Very sincerely, "FRANKLIN D.-ROOSEVELT.1 The proposed compromise woult eliminate the senate requlremen' that holding companies considered "unnecessary" be dissolved by It would direct the securities com- mission to reduce all holding com- panies to "single Integrated" sys- tems with a few exceptions. Chairman O'Connor of the rules committee disclosed that Raybum later today would ask the house to order acceptance of the compromise The president's advocacy of the compromise finally won from dem- ocratic leaders an agreement to take up the matter on the. house floor about 3 p. m. today (Eastern Stand- ard Dry Speaker Clinton N. Omti Nwr and Waahloftw, riwm tar. wia be tho ipmkari at Unlchfi ki ttM Flnl BaplW chunk. Reeves County Test Gets Delaware Sand By Staff Correspondent BIG SPRING. Aug. Oil company's No. 1 Williams and Walker, five miles southeast of Bar- stow, In Reeves county, topped the Delaware lime at feet with elevation of feet, and picked up the Delaware sand at 4.926 feet. After drilling three feet of sand It was reported the hole had filled 60 feet In oil. It was shut down for orders. Jack Herbert of New York was expected at the well today. Marathan and Humble are the only majors supporting the test, which Is In section 17, block 6, sur- rey. George Calllhan Is the con- ractor. He feet. used cable tools to CALIFORNIA VIGILANTES TAR AND FEATHER ALLEGED REDS Amid Gunfire and Tear Gas Crowd of Three Hundred Also Beats Three Other Men After All Night Hunt SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. gunfire and tear gas, 300 self-styled vigilantes tarred and eathered two alleged communlsta early today and beat three other men after an all night hunt for agitators. Victims of the raid gave their ames as Jack Green and Solomon Itzburg, who were tarred and eathered, and Ed Wolf, George ord and C. Meyer, who were beaten jid ordered to leave the country. Gunfire and tear marked the ild when the crowd descended pon the ranch home of Nltzburg, near Two Rocks. The crowd, driving automobiles 1th covered license plates, forced Jrwn to go up to the reddanot and wmiaoB Uw t When he reached the door there was a burst of buckshot from the house which sent the crowd scur- rying lor cover. A woman Inside the house screamed "shoot to kill." Shots continued until ammunition was exhausted. Members of the vigilante group then tossed tear gas bombs Inside. Nltibv-g staggered out gasping. Newsmen Accompany Band Newspapermen from Santa Rosa, who accompanied the bond describ- ed the scene as the wildest in Son- oma county's history since three men were lynched several years ago for the slaying of an equal number of Son Francisco police officers. The crowd shaved the heads of TO CLOSEjflNIGHT County Wide Rally Is Set For O'clock at Baptist Church Final to Taylor countlanj to keep this county In the dry column In the voting oh the proposal amendment to the Texas constitu- tion Saturday, will be made by Clin- ton N. Hoirard of New York and occasion win" Tie a county- wide dry rally, at 8 o'clock In the First Baptist churoh. Mr. Howard, u chairman of the National Unit- ed Committee for Law ment, will speak on "The Rise of Prohibition and the Penalty of Re- peal." is being brought to Texas by the Texas League Against Whiskey and to Abilene. under BUI- pices of the Taylor County Dry Forces. Dr. Mlllard A. Jenkens, First Baptist church pastor, Is to bt chairman of the program. Don H. Morris, vice president of Abilene Christian college, will Introduce the speaker. Thomas E. Hnyden, Jr., 24th sen? atorlal chairman of United Prohl- iltlon Forces, and J. Bryan Brad- jury, county chairman, are to speak Friday at Sweetwater at a. m., in Roscoe at 3 p. m.. In Lo- ine at o'clock and In Colcn rado at 8 o'clock. Mr. Bradbury will speak In McCaulley tonight. Rev. W. R. Derr and W. A. Ste- phenson will speak in Hamlui Fri- day at a. m.. In Rotan at p. m. and In Roby at 8 o'clock DENIES PLEA FOR LACOUME Galveston Youth Must Go to Chair Early Friday AUSTIN. Aug. gov- ernor's office announced today Governor Allred left the city with- out granting clemency to Bernard jicoume. 22-year-old Galveston Ign painter, sentenced to electro- ution early tomorrow. The governor's office said the jovemor studied the board of par> ions and paroles' report until just jefore he left last night and indi- tted he would not interfere with he execution. Lacoume was convicted In Ange- Ina county of the murder of Char- ey E. Causler, 81 of Zavalla, Peb- uory 7, 1934. The board of pardons and paroles, ecommendlng adversely on thf f citizens of Angelina and Galveston counties for commutation o life, sold it was "unable to find ny mitigating act or clrcmnstanc- s." Lacoume and two accomplices were alleged to have killed Gander id maimed his 76-year-old wife m robbery of the couple's home of an ron safe. The later was found n Galveston. "This prisoner and his confeder- tes wanted their the baud aid, "and went to their home u et it at any cost." An accomplice testified Lacoume truck Cansler with the butt of German Luger pistol. Lacoume de- led he struck Cansler. pleas for clemency contended mong other things, that Lacoume' _____ as of unsound mina and did DM VKULANTH, Pica U, Col, J tOf b   

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