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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1935, Abilene, Texas PA Ft CLO tTLY DY gfirilene Bail? "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LIV. Fun Leased Wires of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, TWELVE PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning Kewt) NUMBER 244 Hopson Will Face Senate Probers Bale Tag Requirements Outlined At Ginners' Session Galli-Curci Loses Her Madame Anellta Gtlll-Curcl, Internationally famm linrer, X ihown trying out her voice In a Chicago hoipltal after iiiifeoiu re- moved rolire the called 1C) from her throat. None Haiti Keemle (rlgrhl) said she baa a job keeplnr the patient from atntinc too much. (Associated Sir Charles Smith, noted AutraUan filer, ihown be- low at1 tos Anaeles where he a new tUiht from Enrtum to AvrtnHa, an- lofc.r. Jtop.'heVill from act- piloting. ,fWlth" more than .DOO flying hoars luring 18 years, "Be .plan? to devote his llnie .10 eoumerleal aviation. (Associat- ed Pros Discovery of Excavation Frustrates Plan For Wholesale Escape HUNTSVUiLE, Aug. State prison officials today were temporarily stumped In efforts to learn the identity of prisoners who participated In the digging of a huge tunnel leading outside the walls, which was discovered yes- terday. Warden W. W. Waid said an ex- tensive Investigation was being made. "We have nothing definite on any of he said. "There are plen- ty of suspects mixed in on It, buc it's hard to get anything on them. I don't know whether we will out who was in on It or not." find Wire Services Refuse To Furnish Information On the Races HOUSTON, Aug. 'rangers widened their law enforce- ment drive on horse race bet estab- lishments included liquor dispensaries as they clamped down in Hoyston. "We're going to close up every- thing that's outside of the Sergeant Sid Kelso, In charge of the state officers, said. Six'rangers, accompanied by po- lice End a patrol wagon, visited nine suspected "booiie" shops yesterday after the places were ordered to close.. Several bridge games were found In progress at the places, but no ev- idence of betting on the races was found. One man was arrested, how- ever, after he ran when the officers entered an establishment. The fleeing; man was overtaken, Kid.a cigar box containing betting tjcltets was In his possession, Kelso uld. Tne suspect will be charged later, th'e ranger said. Brtlinr Slopi Bookies announced early yester- day that they would operate In spite dl the Injunction at Austin, which off their race track Infor- mation, but when Kelso and the po- HUNTSVILLE, Aug. well planned Texas penitentiary es- cape plot, apparently attended by months of hard labor and admitted by prison officials to have been Sec TUNNEL, tlft 1, Col. 4 Surtax Increase Proposal Killed WASHINGTON, Aug. The senate today rejected the La- Follette amendment to the admin- istration tax bill. The amendment sought to in- crease surtaxes on small and large individual incomes to raise about in new revenue. Over 300 Here for Annual Convention Hear Reve- nue Official Explain Necessary Procedure West Texas ginners wiD be lined cotton bale tags to clear he 1936 crop just as BOOH as j they file new requisitions, ac- companied by affidavits that they will comply with all pro- visions of die Bankhead act, 3. P. Bates, deputy revenue collector of Dalla- told members of two ginners' asso- ciations in joint annual conven ion in Abilene Thursday. Tags Ready There were more than 300 presen as the session opened. They Includ ed members of the West Texas Gin ners association, and members he Brady district organization. "The bale tags are ready tor yo In the Dallas office, and will shipped just as soon as new requisl tlons and the affidavits reach us said Bates, whose work deals wholl with the Bankhead act regulation night, the new form, were placed in the mall for glnner of this section. Sign the offldivi be sure, that It Is witnessed and fill out requisition for "Many of you already have -requ Isltlons in the Dallas office, IBle several weeks ago, but the Injunc ;ion ruling recently made tho: said Bates. "Be sure that you new requisition reaches our offlc immediately." Affidavit The affidavit which ginners ar required to sign states that the will "comply with all provisions o the cotton act of April 21, 1934, an regulation 84, 1935 edition, account ng for all bale tags, certificates o lagging and lien cards issued to me iie keeping of records and render ng of monthly returns. I furthe agree to pay any tax due on ginnln See GINNERS, 11, Col. 3 FOUR ARE KILLED WHEN PLANE CRASHES, BURNS IN EAST TEXAS House Kills Plan For Midget Coins WASHINGTON, Aug. Tie president's plan to Issue midge olns to be used for the collection f sales taxes was killed today b; he house coinage committee. The committee, concluding hear ngs on the bill, tabled the measuri or this session of congress. Chairman Somers of the commit- tee, said: "We feel the matter is primarily state problem and there are sev- ral means available for them to eal with collecting sales taxes with- ut disturbing the currency system the country." BUCKLER QUITS ARMY WASHINGTON, Aug. The war department announced to- ay that Second Lieutenant Jack >f. Buckler of Texas, former star alfbnck o' the West Point football -earn, has resigned his commission i the army. He Is on leave In Port Worth, Texas. PRESIDENT FORESEES MORE PROGRESS IH SOCIAL SECURITY Government Embarked On Vast Welfare Program as Bill Is Signed; Means Benefits to Millions WASHINGTON, Aug. dent Roosevelt, embarking the gov- ernment or. the New Deal's vast so- cial security program, foresees fur- ther social and economic adjust- ments to come. When he signed the security bill into law yesterday, amid formal ceremony, he said It was a "comer- stone in a structure which Is being built but is by no means complete." (The bill, which the president said would apply to per- sons, provides for contributory old age pensions, federal-state pensions tor the aged needy, a federal-state unemployment Insurance system, special care for dependent children and mothers. It rontalns a huge Ux program to raise tbe funds.) and hljh MN met room as he affixed his signa- ture. He spoke Into sound cameras recording the event. A secretary told newsmen that the president used "about 30 pens" to sign bill, so that numerous requests for sou- venh-s could be satisfied. There was no definite Indication today as to when the president will appoint the board of three members which will administer certain phas- es of the program. Among those invited to yester- day's ceremony were Secretary Per- kins, Chairman Harrison (D-Mlss) of the senate finance committee, Senator Wagner Chairman Doughton (D-NC) of the house ways and means committee and Rep. Lewis The president's HCOMIY, 7, Postal Workers Short Week To Make More Jobs WASHINGTON, Roosevelt to- day signed the bill providing a 40-hour week' for portal em- ployes. Officials cSpecl It to create about I'.OOO permanent Jobs for men now on .ihe postal "substi- tute" list. Mall carriers, clerks, railway mail workers and others In the service will be put on the five day week, working eight hours a day, under the new lav. Although about substi- tutes have been given perma- nent positions In tbe postal nrr- vlce during tbe last 18 months, there are still nearly ZO.OOu "nibs" In thi service. The 40-hour week will become effective October 1. 1 HI COTTON AAA Chiefs Are Worried However; Would De- lay Decision WASHINGTON, Aug. 12-cent loan on the 1935 cotton crop appeared possible today, despite re- ported strong opposition from the farm administration. Confronted with a -statement by Senator Bankhead (D-Ala) yester- day that a 12-cent loan would be announced by the end of this week Secretary Wallace said an an- nouncement would be made "in due time." Some AAA officials admlttely were worried about the cotton loan announcement at this time- When the agriculture department last week predicted a total cotton crop this year of bales, Secretary Wallace announced that 'adequate credit facilities" would be made available f" orderly market- Ing of the crop. This statement was Interpreted In some quarters to mean -that no loan would be announced until late In See LOAN, Pate 11, Col. 6 E. F. Button and Wife Separated NEW YOKK, Aug. ward R. Hutton, one of America's wealthiest financiers, and his wife. Marjorle Post Close Hutton, have eparated, it was learned last night rom Henry A. Uterhart, counsel or Mrs. Hutton. Hutton, chairman of the board if the General Poods corporation, j the uncle of Barbara Hutton Haugwttz-Reventlow, formerly the wife of the late Prince Alexis Mdl- anl. The Huttons were married in 1920, nd for many years were regarded y the society circle in which they moved as Ideally suited to one an- ther. ONE OF SHIP'S MOTORSGONE Bodies of Pilots And Tw Passengers Burned GILMER, Texas, Aug. Two Delta airplane pilots and two passengers crashed to flamln deaths in a cotton field 12 mill west of here early today after th left motor of the big trl-motore plane tore loose and fell. Early Investigation revealed th plane had only two motors when crashed. The missing motor hac not been found at mid-morning. Tbe Dead Trapped and subsequently burae beyond recognition were: Andy Dixon of Monroe, La., pllo Herbert Bulkeley, Jr., Dallas, co pilot. J. W. Thompson of Atlanta, Ga passenger. P. A. Ivy, of Birmingham, Ala. passenger. Minutes before the plane, boun from Dallas to Atlanta, buried I' nose Into the soft earth of a cotto field and burned, the pilots releas ed flares in an effort to find emergency landing spot. Guy Weldbn and Herbert Mi Whorter, farmers on the McWhor er farm, witnessed the crash. We don told a graphic story of vth tragedy. He, told of hearing th roar of the'lpiane's motor and see Ing flares float earthward. Heard Explosion short time later the plan said Weldon. "There wa an explosion. I ran to the seen and the plane was enveloped i names. There was a series of ex like pistol shots. heat prevented me from getting any closer than about 1 rards. I circled the plane to see 1 anyone had been thrown out, as th door on the right side had been orn off. 'I crouched between some row of cotton to shield myself from th heat. I saw two persons in the rea: seat. I couldn't help." Weldon said a pistol was found n the wreckage and empty shell ound apparently caused the explo- sions heard. Weldon and McWhorter threw dirt on the plane as the flames sub- Ided. With the help of others who gathered, they dragged the bodies rom the wreckage. The bodies were taken to a Gll- undertaking establishment. The plane burrowed Into the arth and did not move. The iotors were partly buried. First Fatal Mishap C. E. Faulk, president of the Del- Airlines, said at Monroe, La., B tragedy was the first fatal accl- ent In the history of the Delta Urllnes. "In the entire history of Stlnson assenger planes, this Is the first atal said Faulk. Several company officials and Charles A. Rowe, superintendent of See CRASH, Page II, Col. 6 Abilene (Uld eloudr to- ghl and Friday. West of looih meridian arlly cloudy tonight and Friday. Local lowers In weft portion and dfghtly In Panhandle Friday. East of 100th meridian artly cloudy tonlKht and Friday. Temperature! Wed. Thui-B. p.m. a-m. Cl OUDY Dry thermometer Wet thermometer lUlaUn humidity 10 11 'MlcinUhl Noon Sunrlna Sunael 7p.m. 7 .74- It Bl fl-IK) 73- BIG GIFTS BY ROCKEFELLER Disposes of Much of His Standard Oil Holdings WASHINGTON, Aug. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., has dis- posed, through gifts, of one-fourth of his known holdings In oil companies of the Standard Oil group within the lost eight months, ;c was revealed today In reports to the secrjitles and exchange com- mission. Rockefeller's holdings In three key Standard Oil companies were do- pleted In that tune by at current market rates, largely through gifts to charitable and scientific organizations. His largest shares of stock in the Socony-Vacuum Oil company was made June 28, nine days after Pres- ident Roosevelt asked congress for higher taxes on estates and gifts. The securities and exchange; com- mission requires reports on Individ- ual securities holdings that amount to 10 per cent or more of the stock of any given company. Rockefeller holds or held, before his most re- cent 10 per cent or more of Britain s Proposal For Peace Is Put Before Mussolini Duce Not Expected to Accept It, However, and Alternate Plans Drawn For Further Negotiations (CmiJ-tlrrnt, By (lulled PnH) PARIS, Aug. British pro- posal to preserve ueace In East Af- rica was submitted to Italy today and a reply from Benlto Mussolini was hoped for by tomorrow. Anthony Eden, chief British del- egate in the three-power French- Brttish-Itallan conference to start formally tomorrow outlined his government's plan to Premier Pierre Laval. Laval submitted It today to Bar- on Pompeo Alolsl of Italy. Alolsl was to report at once to Mussolini. Alternative proposals have been discussed In event expect- plan proves unsatisfactory to Mussolini. It will then be Laval's task, as self-elected mediator between Great Britain and Italy, to seek an approach between Italian demands and the limit of British concession to Italy's expansionist ambitions. The plan, it was learned, was fo Eden to read his plan for peace a the first of the formal three-powe meetings tomorrow. The plan was to be in documentary form and was reported authoritatively to en visage: Three-Point Flan. 1. Important economic concei slons for Italy In Ethiopia. 2. A proposal that Italy be given the right to colonize and exploi rich, sparsely Inhabited portions o the Ethiopian uplands probably un- der a, league of nations mandate IK Is provided for.. former German colonies In article XXII of Un league of nations, covenant. 3. The offer of. an .outlet direct to See PEAQE MOVE, 11. Col I Long Would Oppose Hoover, Roosevelt Speeches On AAA, Repea Feature Program at Cross Plains Bf Staff Correspondent CROSS PLAINS, Aug. discussion of the government's ag- ricultural program and addresses by loth proponents and opponents o, epeal furnished chief Interest this afternoon at the final half day ses- lon of Cross Plains' 63rd annua; picnic and old timers reunion. County Agent Ross B. Jenkins was to direct a two hour discussion f AAA, calling on farmers and thers for expressions of their rea- ons for supporting the federal pro- gram as well as those opposed to It V. R. (Bill) Chambers Cross Plains armer and famed orator In this ectlon will speak on Justification f federal control of agricultural ommodltles. One of the largest rowds In the long history of the vent spent yesterday under the See REUNION, Faje 11, Col. Hops at On Has. City Market KANSAS CITY, Aug. Por the first time since July, 1929 ogs went to on the Kansas ilty market today. Early sales to shippers and trad- rs at to were in to 15 ents higher than yesterday. The .arket here has been boosted {2.15 nee July 3 FORT WORTH, Aug. [ogs climbed to a top of tll.89 on he Port Worth market today, quallng the peak price paid in 829. 7. cot i FD to Hyde Park For the Weekend WASHINGTON, Aug. President Roosevelt will leave the White '-louse late tonight for a week end at his home in Hyde Park, N. Y. Mrs. Roosevelt for a long time has planned a family party at Hyde Park on Saturday to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of Franklin. Jr., the tlilrd son, The president expects to return here early next week. Would Run As An Indepen- dent Against "Twin Bed Mates of Disaster" NEW YORK, Aug. ator Huey Long announced today he would be an independent candi- date for the presidency In 1936 "If the republicans go Hoover, If the democrats go Roosevelt and If there Is no other liberal candidate." The Louisiana political boss call- ed Hoover and President Roosevelt "twin bed of disaster." "If some liberal candidate would be chosen by either the sen- ator said, "I would support him. But It begins to look like the O. O. P. is being dominated by Mr. Hoover or someone of his calling. Need a Liberal 'The liberal and progressive ele- ment Is called upon to decide that we don't want a Hoover, that we know what Is, or a Roosevelt, that See HUEY LONG, Page 11, Col. 8 Thomas Criticizes Policy On Silver WASHINGTON, Aug. Senator Thomas (D-Okla.) said to- day after a conference with Secre- tary Morgenthau on the nation's silver policy that "unless the gov- ernment buys sufficient silver In a way that will make a sliver dollar actually worth a dollar the program might as well be abandoned." "Otherwise the government will be left fic-Iding a lot of silver and the only ones who will profit will be 'orelgn he added. House Agrees to Share Utilities Chief With the Senators, But He Has Not Yet Appeared WASHINGTON, Aug. way for the lobby committee examination of Howard C. Hopson, elniive utlity operator, was cleared somewhat today with readinMl in the house to drop the dispute over who should have custody over him. Through counsel, Hopson an- nounced willingness to testify on the senate side about his as- sociated gag and elecjrie moves agninst the bill to regulate holding companies, once appearance before the house committee was concluded. Still Mbalni. Where he was remained mys- tery. The house rules committee resolv- ed that he should be arrested it once, but directed that he be avail- able to the senate when not being questioned on the house side. evidently ended differences between the two branches. Chairman O'Connor Indicated, however, that he might not call up the rules committee rajalutlan in tbe house. He had protested thi nacluaoii.-aiid.nl9 attitude left Insisted the waoiutlpn vet at- tempted "to keep, Hopson from hav- ing to appear before the O'Connor disputed this, contend-- Ing the question was whether and senate are coordinate braachea of government or "one Is mediate action. was. deferred, but the arrest proposal could be called up at any time. The sergeant-at-arms, Chesley W. Jurney, had just reported to the senate that O'Connor, refused to permit serving of a senate contempt writ on Hopson while he was still under a house subpoena. He told of having served a writ on William A. Hill, Hopson's attor- ney, and that he was ready to ap- pear before the bar of.the senate en allegation that he had Interier- d with attempt to subpoena Hopson. Jumey's Search Magnificent In blue suit, gold haln and fluttering eyeglass rlb- Jurney started out last night to hale Hopson before the senate to how cause why he should not be punished for Ignoring a subpoena i lobby committee tagged him with See HOFSON, Page 11, Col. 6 British Economic Authority Killed GIESSEN, Germany, Aug. Basil Phillott Blackett, iritish authority on gold and eco- omlc problems, was fatally Injur- d today In an automobile-train rash ten miles from here. Sir Basil died In the university clinic of what physicians diagnosed as a severe hemorrhage resulting from internal Injuries. Sir Basil's automobile was struck by a train on a grade crossing this morning. Death came shortly aft- er 3 p. m. Sir Basil was a director of the Bank of England, and a world au- thority on economic matters and one of the leading financiers ol Great Britain. BERGDOLL MAKES AN OFFER TO PLEAD GUILTY AS DRAFT DODGER TO HELP HIS FAMILY WEINSBERG. Germany, Aug. IB. Cleveland Bergdoll, illllonalre American draft dodger, nade a new offer of surrender to- day to the United States govern- ment. His stipulations are that "first lie case be taken out of the hands f the military authorities and, sec- nly, my lamlly he permitted to re- Ide permanently In the United Anxiety over the neglected Amer- can education of his German bom hlldren prompted the offer, Berg- oil said. BergdoU wrote tbe lollowJBf. statement: "Some time ago my wife (now In America) received a very sympa- thetic letter from the White Home which stated she should first carry hnr pardon pleas to the war de- partment and the department at justice and then If both refuK her pleas, she should make her final plea to the president an he Is the last resort in such matters. "I have Just received a letter from my wife which stated that both the war and Justice departments have refused clemency. It la now up to SM BIBQDQUt fife 7, CM. f ;