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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1935, Abilene, Texas CLOi imr Abilene Bail? HO EDI ME noN "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LIV. Full Leased Wires of Associated Press (CD) United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST PAGES (Evening Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 241 Senate Adopts Neutrality Plan Cities Service Fight Against Utility Bill Revealed Wiley Post's Shattered Plane Alter Plunge Into Alaskan Stream This Is i closeup o( the of the plane in which Wiley Post and Will Rotors fell to their deaths near Point Bwrow, AJMlu. It shows hoy, the ship was ..battered by the plunee. The famous pal r had landed nn the stream m the pontoon-equipped plane to direc- lions to Point Barrow. In lakinf off atain, according to natives' re ports, the craft plunScd Into the stream from a low altitude. (Copyright, 1935, The Associated WALLACE CAUTIOUS AGAINST WT LOAN'ON COTTON CROP Telegram-to Davis Taken to Indicate Agriculture Secre- Grade Started To Carry Road To Nolan Line Development of highway 158. Butterfleld trail, soutlraestward from Abilene, was resumed Wednes- day by crews with ten fresnoes un- d.a direction of George Kemperi, Taylor county resident engineer. Grading W0.s started at the end of the present graded road 27 miies southwest, IB be carried seven and one-half miles to thn Taylor-Kolan county line; and several small con- crete structures will be built, This is a maintenance project, ex- plained W. A. French, division Mo. 8 highway engineer, and was all- See HIGHWAY, Tg. 12, Col. 4 Isa Air Crash Takes Two Lives TULSA, Oklfi., Aug. (UP) An nlrplune crash ;it Collier airport here last nljjlit killed Ward Craw- ford. 30, flj'lng instructor, and Fred Hill, 28, student, The motor stalled at 500 J.'eel. Airport attendants said that Hill apparently "froze" U) the con- trols. He was taking his first flight instructions. WASHINGTON, Aug. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace today, cautioned AAA Ad- ministrator Chester C. Davis by tel- against any "gift loan" on the 1935 cotton crop. Tlie telegram was taken to Indi- cate that Wallace was opposed to announcement of a 12-cent loan on i cotton while prices are around 11 cents, as at present. Cotton interests, including a number of senators and representa- tives, brought pressure to bear on the administration seeking con- tinuance of the 12-cent loan basis which was established foi the 1934 crop. Wallace is now en route to address soybean growers at Evans- vllle, Ind. He will visit Des Moines, Amef. Iowa, (Aug. 22-24) and Lo- gan, Utah. Wallace's telegram from Cincin- nati, O., was the first indication from an administration source of clear-cut opposition to the 12-cent loan. Wallace suggested that Davis con- sult with Rep. Marvin Jones, D., Texas, chairman of the house agri- culture committee, in an effort to work out a loan figure which would not be' on a "gift" basis. If the government loaned growere 12 cents a pound on cotton and market quotations stayed below that figure, the government would be left with the cotton, since it would be more profitable for the grower to leave the cotton in the government'.1- hands than to order It sold in thi open market. It was understood, meantime, that plans for the cotton loan were being whipped Into final shape with experts drafting the form that it will take. The amount of the loan, however, was understood to be stir under discussion. Ran 15 Miles With Tragic News Claire Oakpeha an Eskimo, ran 15 miles to Point Barrow, Alaska, to carry word of the plane crash killed Will Rflgers and Wiley Teat. Fart of the wreckage can lie-seen in the background. (Copyright, 1935, The Associated ECUADOR HAS llAST TRIBUTE NEW LEADER President Fails In Effort to Set Up Dictatorship QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. Antonio Pons, former minister of government was sworn in as president of Ecuador today to succeed former President Jose M. VeJasco Ibarra, arrested last night. The commissioning of the premier as the new president was made In jjformity with the constitution of "republic. Deviously, there had been con- fusion over who would assume the presidency, following the forced re- tirement of the Velasco Ibarra gov- ernment. GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador, Aug. M. Velasco Ibarra, strip- ped of his office of president, was a See, ECUADOR, fjt. 12. Pd. PAID MINTER! Business at Standstill As Merchant's Rites Held While business activity through- out the city came to a virtual standstill, hundreds who knew W. A. Minter, Jr., through almost a half century of ll'e In Taylor coun- ty gathered at the family home, 340 Beech street, Wednesday morning and paid final tribute to the pio- neer merchant and beloved Abilene citizen. Mr. Minter died Monday night. The rooms isnd the large yard of the Minter home, were filled with sorrowing friends who knew Mr. Minter not only through a multi- tude of contacts formed and welded nto friendships through his 35 rears as an executive of the Minter Dry Goods company, which he lounded, but also through his ff.lth- [ul work as a churchman and See MINTER, 11, M. 1 NEW TAX RATES COMPARED WITH ROOSEVELT'S REQUEST Surtaxes Start at 31 Percent, Range Up to 75 Per Cent; Estate Levies Run From Two to 75 Per Cent WASHINGTON, Aug. A comparison of the proposed new tax rates with existing rates and with the president's recommendations fellow: Individual Income surtaxes: New bill: Surtaxes start at 31 fer cent on Income between and and range up tj 15 per cent on that portion over (Effective date: First full taxable year after bill's passage.) Existing rates: Start at 30 per cent or with a max- imum of 69 per cent on income See TAXES. PC. 11, Col. I OF ILL FIRMS Splitting Headache Kept Hopson From Learning Hs Was Being Sought For Questioning WASHINGTON, Auf, 21.- of Cities Ser- rice company in opnosing the Wheeler-Rayburn bill were list- ad at before the senate lobby committee today, and lanje additional items were disclosed. W. B. S. Winans, comptroller of the company, gave the total Under questioning-, he agreed this did not include large legal fees to John W. Davis and others. The committee called him to warn that files of the holding company and its subsidiaries would be sub- poenaed to Washington, if neces- sary. Chairman Black said Investi- gators had been refused access to some records. Winans reported the company willing to cooperate, so subpoena would not be necessary. ..Howard C. Hopson, dominant fig- ure in Associated Gas and Electric to-.Winans testify from seat close behind the witness. He was waiting to resume the stand, for more examination on expendi- tures against the Wheeler-Rayburn bill to regulate holding compones. Such expenditures on aU sides now stand in the vicinity of 000. The committee heard Hopson ex- plain how a "splitting headache" kept him from knowing that for a week he was sought for questioning about the Associated Gas and Elec- tric company lobby against utility legislation. Hopson explained that while con- gressional sleuths were trying In vein to find him; he was at his country home in New Jersey nurs- ing "splitting headaches." He said he read no newspapers and that although he knew the In- quiry v' s going on, he didn't know tie was wanted. The home was near Netacong, he said, with a telephone listed in the name of his chauffeur, M. Brown. Hopson denied that he hod used Chauffeur Brown's telephone for long distance conferences with his associates In Washington. 'ublisher Presents Bid, Cites Poor Reception In West Texas WASHINGTON, Aug. Bernard Hanks, Abilene. Texas, newspaper publisher, today said u scarcity of ladio stations in West Texas and the desire of central West Texas for broadcast service, were reasons why the Reporter Broadcasting company of Abilene hould be granted a 100-watt sta- lon on kilocycles. Appearing before the communi- cations commission as president of he applicant company, Hanks sub- mitted a Texas highway commission, ;ap showing the east and west ge- graphlcs.1 divisions of the state and aid that radio stations In the casL- rn half of the state had a. total awer of watts. The six nations on (he west side, he said, ad a total of only wutts. He sserted the population In a 75-mile radius of Abilene was and hose persons, served by Abilene etall trade, looked to that city for amusement, entertainment and en- Bhtenment" since It was "a finan- cal, commercial and educational enter." Hanks salrt he owned slightly nore half of the Reporter roodcastlng company capital stock which was on deposit In bank at Winters, Texas, to finance 16 proposed station. No sood day- me reception la available In Abi- ne from any Texas broadcasting Sec RADIO. Pf. 12, Col. 3 Cabinet Committee Asks Continuance Of Processing Levy WASHINGTON, Aug. Dlscontlnuance of the cotton pro- cessing tax was opposed by -the spe- cial cabinet committee which has been studying ills of the textile In- dustry. The committee suggested control of imports of Japanese cotton goods, preferably by means of n "voluntary and friendly agreement" with Japan. It also recommended establishment of a continuing com- mittee to study the problem of re- gional wage differentials In the textile industry. These and other recommendations were contained in a report submit- ted to President Roosevelt and transmitted by him to congress. The processing tax, Japanese Im- wage mat- ports and the north-south differentials were the chief ters studied by the committee, which received complaints of the industry at extended hearings earli- er In the summer. Other Recommendations. Other committee recommenda- tions: Legislative and administrative action to meet the problem of ex- cess capacity and obsolescence of machinery. Rejection of a proposal that raw cotton now financed by the gov- ernment be made available to man- ufacturers for the production of ex- port goods with an allowance of seven cents a pound upon exporta- tion of the finished product. The government agencies using cotton textiles for relief or other See PROCESSING, Page 11, Cat. 3 Air Hero's Body Is Viewed By Throngs mm Aviation Committee Will Entertain Amateur Dash Entrants Carol J. Collier and his chamber of commerce aviation committee launched plans Wednesday for en- tertainment of forty -to fifty ama- teur airplane pilots-on their arrival here next Monday evening. They are participants in the Ruth Chat- terson "Sportsmen's Division" of the National Air Races, a cross-country speed dash starting Sunday morn- ing from Los Angeles and ending Wednesday afternoon'at Cleveland, Ohio. A barbecue will be given the pi- lots, starting at Monday eve- ning, at Price Campbell's summer home on Lytle lake. To cover ex- penses the Collier committee decid- ed to asfc fifty local couples to donate one dollar per person nnd to also provide transportation for the fliers from the airport to their See FLIERS, Tg. 12. Col. 3 Allred Frown For Centennial Nudists AUSTIN, Aug. nud- ists appear at the Texas centennial central exposition, Dallas, they will covered at least by the mantle of Gov. James V. Allred's displeas- ure. "The thing is disgusting. I hope those in control will oppose the Governor Allred said. He had been told it was plan- ned to duplicate an exhibit at the San Diego exposition. Journey to MaysviHe, Home Town of Post, Is Set This Afternoon OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. of the earth-bound humble who will have no opportun- ity to attend Wiley Post's funeral had their moment today at the bier of their sky hero who did what they dreamed. A silent crowd, thick with the elderly, small boys and office work- ers, gathered at the mortuary at 6 a. m., and for the next three hours the line moved past the body. There were no flowers In the small chapel. A large flag of the United States hung at the foot of the bier beyond, on the wall" was an'illu- minated picture of Christ. Police- men were present, but they needed to constrain nobody. This afternoon will be taken overland to Post's home town of Maysvllle, there to be viewed by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Post, for the first time since the fatal crash of their son and Will Rogers In Alaska last Thursday night. In the little Baptist church Just off the one business street where Post remained "Just one of the boys" until the last, the body will He until late afternoon, while the natives of the farming community have their last moment with Wiley. These people remember him not as an International Idol ol the air- ways, but as a farm boy who loved the ways of the Oklahoma prairies anil groves. Dreaded For Years Post's parents, who said of their son's fatal crash that they had Sec POST, rage 11, Col. 8 Seven Point Program To Include Embargo On Arms Reported to Be Favored By FDR WASHINGTON, Aug. sevent-point resolu- tion designed to safeguard American neutrality in event of a foreign war was adopted today by the senate. Attempts already were under way to assure house action. President Roosevelt was re- ported in favor of the move, coming as it does at time when the Halo-Ethiopian situa- tion is posing grave qnestioni for the European governmenti in particular. Compromise Resolution Stirred Into action by omlnoui war signs abroad and a filibuster by munitions committee the senate speedily endorsed the foreign relations committee compro- mise resolution. Representing a compromise be- tween a- more drastic program ad- vocated by the special investigating committee headed by Senator Nyo and state de- partment attitude, the resolution provides: A mandatory embargo on expotti of arms, munitions and of war to all m t foreign conflict, A pf -Jlcemlng manufacture as A per- manent pollriy of this governmenti atone the lines of the Geneva arms treaty In 1925, ratified earlier In the session by the senate. A ban against American carrying arms or munitions under imbargo to any belligerent port.or to any neutral port for reshlpment to belligerents. Authority for the president' to prohibit American citizens traveling on ships of belligerent nations, ex- cept at their own risk, with 90 day! allowed for citizens to return from war areas. Authority for the president to pre- vent ships, foreign or American, 'rom carrying men or supplies to belligerent vessels at sea. Authority for the president to re- strict or prohibit the entry ol bel- Igereht submarines Into American waters or ports. A national munitions control board to administer the program, consisting of the secretaries of state, as chairman; treasury, war, and commerce, and the chairmen of he senate and house foreign rela- lons committee. KC's REELECT LEADER NEW YORK, Aug. till H. Carmody, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was re elected supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus at the fifty-third annual convention of the organization today. This will be Cnrmody's fifth term as supreme knight. He serves for two years. MEXICAN HURRICANE SAUNA Mexico, Aug. Numerous- buildings were de- stroyed by a hurricane which struck this port last night.. Trees were up- rooted and electric service was dis- rupted. No casualties were report- ed. J. H. Mead, 79, Is Slightly Improved Improvement in the condition al J. H. Mead, critically ill for the last week at his home, 802 poplar, was reported early Wednesday after- noon. Mr. Mead, Church of Christ min- ister, Is 79 years of age. REBELS DRIVEN BACK MEXICO CITY, Aug. Federal troops killed four members of a' rebel band in La Plrulera. Ja- lisco, In a hall -hour battle today and forced the remainder to flee to the mountains. Ablltno and Parity amis lo- nlBhl end Thursday: Went or 100th meridian Fair tonight and ThurKdny, Ellflt of I'lOlh mcrlillnn Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; prob- nhly local Bhowera cant const. Tcmpcraturefl p.m. .1 m. Tue.1. Wud. 07 OS 100 101 RI CLOUDY Dry WeL Ihermomater >e humidity MldnlKliL Noon [12 Silnrliie aunnel 7p.m. 7B.m. ISMDpm .04" 7.V la- .70- 73" ..30% my, LARGE SECRET FUND OF GOLD TO FINANCE ETHIOPIA'S WAR Indemnity Paid By Italy For Defeat at Auda Will Come In Handy For Haile Selassie In Defending Country ADDIS ABABA, Aug. Reliable sources said today that Emperor Halle Selnssle has a large secret fund of gold and silver to out In fighting Italy In the event of hostilities. The money, amounting to several million dollars, had been loft by the late Emperor Mcnclik In his last testament for the defense of coun- try and is deposited In secret caves known only to the emperor. The fund Includes gold lira which Italy paid Ethiopia as Indemnity after the Italians' dis- astrous defeat lit Adua as well as hugo su-ns since deposited by the emperor from the government re- serves for the preservation of the empire. Menellk's dying command to hla relatives was to defend Ethiopia's Independence at all costs, employ- Ing the fund as a nucleus. In addition the "king of kings" has heaps of silver dollars deposit- ed In subterranean coffers, and M well has other metallic currency cached in the very walls and foun- dations of various buildings. Stage Sham flattie Meanwhile the emperor's staged a sham battle In preparation for hostilities .with Italy, with tht soldiers substituting terrifying wtr cries In place of bullets. The emperor himself, arrayed In o, smart military uniform tnd Set ETHOITIA, ft- 12, Col ;