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   Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1935, Abilene, Texas                                Ibflent Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LIV. FuJ Lnied WkN of AMoelated Preit United ttm (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, PAGES (Evening Edition of The Ableni Morning Hm) NUMBER 211 Repeal Calls For Special Sessioq Sportsman Air Derby Contestants On Way To Abilene Masked Men Tar 'Agitators' Jack Grwa (Mt) and Boknou Nttibtjrf were Urred ud feathcnd tat other mm were bwten by muked men who raldd a fraap altered radical aflUlora at Santa BOB, Calif. The 3M to umber, warned their Tktfau to tan the county. (Associated AlHPli ItJents Open Fight On Proration Basis Asked By Majors AUSTIN, Aug. In- dependent operators launched a counter, attack today In a hearing before the railroad commission on contentions of major operators for consideration of acreage as a fac- tor In prorating oil production. Promulgation of the September oil proration order was delayed by the commission pending the hear- ing, which was a continuation of one started last week. It was Indi- cated the September order would be Issued within a few days. Chairman Ernest O. Thompson announced that the federal bureau of mines' estimate of the-dajly mar- ket demand for Texas crude In Sep- tember was barrels. The August estimate was bar- rels, while the commission on July 22 set an allowable of bar- rels. C. P. Burton of .Dallas, a drilling contractor, was the first witness. His testimony, developed through questioning by F. W. Fischer of Ty- ler, was Intended to refute conten- of major operators that oil derlylng a. lease could be determ- ined accurately by scientific tests See PBORATION, 8, Col. 6 City Is Single Overnigh Stop; Los Angeles Ma Leland Hayward, Ou In Front at Tucson Abilene, air-minded as al ways, was pleasantly workei ID and stirring with plans to- lay for entertainment here to light for pilots competing in the Ruth Chatterton Sports nan's curtain raise for the National Air Races tc open Friday in Cleveland. This city is Texas' only over nipht stop for the derbyiats and the chamber of commerci tviation committee is working: lard to make it a long-remem bered ,event with the men and women flying- the planes. Thi day's schedule, subject to last- 1 minute changes, was as follows 7 a. dozen dressed friers were delivered at Price Campbell' summer home on Lytle lake, fo barbecuing. The day's big event so cially will be the barbecue, to start this evenng. There will Be too. hamburgers, potatoes, rolls, cot refreshments and such to chicken.-Cmehundred cit Izensr were Invited Abilene; Rites Today At Eastland AJMTS GUILT IN FIRE WAVE Youth, 17, Boasts of Setting Off Denver Buildings Last rites for John Calvin Little- ton, 83, Eastland county pioneer and resident of Abilene since 1919, were set from the First Baptist church at Eastland at p. m. Monday. His body was taken there In a coach from the Elliott's Funeral home, following brief rites at 1 o'- clock from the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. J. Cotton, 1642 Grape street. Although Mr. Littleton had been in falling health for several months, his death was unexpected. He re- tired at 10 o'clock Saturday night after an active day, and at 4 o'- clock Sunday morning called mem- bers of his family. His condition was grave, and gradually weakened until death came, at a. m. Sun- day. Dr. D. W. Arnette, Hardin-Sim- mons university professor, officiated [or the Abilene service, assisted by Rev. C. A. Powell, pastor of the University Baptist church. Dr. M. A. Jenkens, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Dr. W. D. Bond, of Hardin Simmons Burial will be made in the Eastland cemetery, beside the grave of Mrs. Littleton, who died September 15 1927. Bom In Tennessee John Calvin Littleton was bom In Hartsvllle, Tenn., April 25, 1852 He wns married there to Miss La vinla Jane Vance, February 24, 1875 Sec LITTLETON, Page 3, Col. 3 EL land Hayward of: Hollywood wu the ftret omtMlanl In Uw Ruth Chitterton derby to arrive here tofiay. He Ianded'-at a. m. Earl Ricks wu aeeond at Grace Pmcatt landed at DENVER, Aug. seven- teen-year old youth was said today by police to have admitted he was the arsonist who set a series of fires which struck terror hi the city's business district. "Sure I set 17 of the fivas, and besides that I'm wanted all over the Detective Sergeant Walter T. Fox quoted the youth as saying Dave pastes, a detective, said the youth identified himself as Warren Cramer, son of Dr. Harry H. Cram- er, Oakland, Calif. "I got a thrill out of Sergeant Fox said the boy told him. "It wu fun, especially last night when started a fire In police headquar ten." (set all the fires except those E t y annunciation school, the rall- exchange building and the nt flour officers reveal- boy declared. .are positive we have the (man." declared Fox after lls- to the youth's story. Police I their guard over church- other buudlnta, however, rauco, nut j, CM. i Native Texan, 100, Dies in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO, Aug. Elisha Robert Aaughterty, who was bom in Texas when It was still part of Mexico, died late yesterday at the age of 100 years and four months. He was a Confederate sol- dier during the Civil war. Abilene Kht and Tuetday. West of 100th meridian Partly cloudy tonight and Tueoday, ebly local atiowera In extreme welt por- tion, Bllghtly cooler In Panhandle tonight. Kelt of 100th meridian Partly cloudy, probably occasional en on east coast tonight and Tuesday. Temperature! Sun. Mon. p.m 96 IS 7 93 I 88 as 10 a 11 SO MldnlgM Noon 78 77 70 78 74 74 71 76 81 19 VS 91 CIO Swniet ,lm ihcrmvmslrr ret tmmomfter PJWatm kumldlty ..UK 70% M% to finance the barbecue, the com- mltteemen also paying for their plates. 4 p. city traffic offi- cers, four uniformed patrolmen and a detachment frbm.tiie state high- way patrol will report at the mu- nicipal airport to handle traffic. p. Chatterton, mov ed the Alexander filling station, ind fled. Allred Avails Advice of Legislators On Date of Convening, Type of Laws Needed AUSTIN, Aug. 26. Qovernor Allred today amittd advice from on tbf date for a special aetsion to en- act a liquor regulation law, and Attorney General McCraw ml. ed that the Dean law, old pro- hibition enforcement would be effective in all coun- ties pending1 official canvasi'ef Saturday's election returns. The governor aaked legisla- tors to telegraph their viewi ai to a suitable date and the font of the proposed legislation. Dry Countlem Still Dry McCraw beld counties dry under local option prior to statewide pro- hibition would remain dry tbt canvass. Although he held that the- oretically the Dean law wu effec- tive In wet counties until the rate was canvassed, he commented that "under present conditions, generiEgr existing In the larger cruei, ruling on liquor matters is like the peat- man going for a walk on M> inten- tion." Sale of liquors was reported to counties voting heavily for reptil. Dry counties could not bold local option elections to legalize the tale of liquors until the legislature pro- vided machinery, McQraw ruled. .The people have spoken rfm the fjbt-w ernor laid otf prohibition rtpttL "The majority rules. lain ind liquor enforcement now depend on local option." Governor Allred Mid. ha had pre- no recommendation id tbe eglslature an yet on legislation to regulate the manufacture and (ale Bee REPEAL, rate I, Cct Employment Hits High Mark In Italy WASHINGTON, Aug.   war boom was credited by tbe commerce department today with slashing Italy's unemployment to the "lowest mark in recent years." But the wave of intense activity as restricted largely to Industrie! roduclng materials useful for coo- let between nations. The depart- lent added, also, that need for money to pay for Increasing "ffpe- lal purpose" Imports had made fl- lanclal problems more acute. The Italian industrial production ndex for May, latest available fig- re, was up 26 per cent from May ast year, and these gains have been xtonded. Wife of Baptist Missionary Dead WACO, Aug. en-Ices were arranged to be held hs afternoon for Mrs. Annie Held, 0, wfe of Dr. John A. Held. 1st state missionary, who dlsd yes- erday after a brief Illness'. Besides her husband, Mrs. Held survived by three sons, J. A. :eld, Jr., of Longvlevr, Donald and olbert Held, Waco; four daugh- era, Mrs. Fleldng Byers, PeoriSy 111, .Irs. T. P. Davis, Mexla, Mrs. F. A. >avls, Palestine, and Miss Ann dine Held, Waco; her mother, Irs. E. 0. Hardle, Greenville; a rother, J. A. Hardle, Galveston, nd a sister, Mrs. BUUe Collinj, reenville. Rigid Enforcement Of Dry Law For County Ordered By Black Pointing out that Abilene and Taylor county are dry by all in- tents anri purposes of the electorate, District Attorney J. R. Black an- nounced Monday that he had or- dered officers to arrest any persons selling, transporting or possessing for sale liquor In any form. 'Regardless of what the attorney general's ruling is this said Black, "I will expend every ef- fort to prosecute them under the state law net up by the Dean acs The atlui-iiey l has Indicated that thai ruling will be to the ef- fect that In counties dry under lo- cal option the present state Iav.s will continue In clfect until the legislature makes new provisions. That I believe, as It should be. At least, that wu Uu assurance that was given throughout the campaign lor repeal." Taylor county has been dry by local option since June 7, 1902, pro- hibition carrying by to 968 votes. Since the state legalized 3.2 beer, Abilene has held one section and again voted dry. City Dr vBy 644 Votei In Saturday's ek-cuon, the city of Abilene was dry by ft majority of 544 against repeal to for. Taylor county voted newly two to one for repeal and against. In Abilene legal circles thtre were varied opinions about the status of prohibition measures other than the state repeal Sever- al attorneys expressed the opinion that the Dean law died with nulli- fication of the state problbtioo amendment. That would leave only the local option law as a bar to unrestrained sale of hard liquor. Many others held with Black that In local opton counties the state law should be hi effect until othtr provision Is made by the legislature. There have wen several opinion! that the local option law, puwd previous to the adoption of prohibition, had been nullified In the codification of statutes in IMS during which penalties for violating the law were omitted because they were thought unnecessary in view of the state dry anmt'.'nent the Dean law. Black said Monday he would iwk BLACJS, Fife t, I   

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