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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1935, Abilene, Texas i gfoflene Bail? Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT HO ME noN VOL LIV. Fufl Leased Wlm Of Associated Press United Press (UP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1935- FOURTEEN PAGES (Evenlno Edition of The Abilene Morning News) NUMBER 250 Move To Raise Loan To 12 Cents U. C. V. Sponsor tUv Sunk KJmlHMfh Ullnpi at Oklahoma CUT been of the of Walter I. Hopfclni. commander of the Sons of Con- federate at the annual reunion of United Vtlenuu at Amarillo, Texai, In Beptember. (Aooelated Bought Oil From State For 20 Cents Witness Testifies DOUBT THE IF SUPER-SUIIER Youth Tells Newsmen of 25 Bodies Buried In California Hills ArjBtTRM, Calif., Aug. Skeptical officers checS'-'ilie 'arh'aHiii _-. __ jilted slayer thai the bodies Idltlonal victims lie In'the hills near here. Sheriff Elmer H. Gum organized a party to search for two graves described by Karl (Bud) Klnball, alias Cramer, who has confessed he killed James G. Kennett, Br., a re- tired Chicago contractor, and a -17- year-old youth believed to be T.I Mangan, a Colfax, Oallf., CCC worker. I Klmball told his gruesome story to a group of newsmen who had sought to question him about the disappearance recently of a man See SLAYLNGS, Pafe 13, Col. 7 Final Agreement on Coal Bill Reached By House, Senate Committees; Banking Act Signed WASHINGTON, Aug. at the capital! fortified the general belief to- day that the 74th congress will last but 24 hours more at the most. Some legislators were exhib- iting tickets home.______________ _ Carpenters fashioned the us- j ed allotment of federal works 'funds nal ramp to ease President! Roosevelt's entrance to the building, for the signing of last-minute bills. Expect Two Thirds Vote House leaders agreed to Jam the neutrality resolution through promptly under procedure forbid- ding amendments and drastically limiting debate. With only 40 minutes debate al- lowed, the required two-thirds ma- jority for approval was expected. Then the resolution would have to go Into conference with spokes- men for the different senate ver- sion, and differences adjusted before That's Applications Goal Set For Projects In WPA; District District 13 Works Progress admin- istration has received its first offic- j lal information conveying a suggest- asked-the rules committee to sanction drastic procedure because of the lack of time remaining before adjournment. He briefly outlined the plan, ex- plaining that only the mandatory arms Is temporary, expiring -next February 29, while the remainder will remain on- the statute books permanently. Guffey BUI A final agreement on the Guffey coal stabilization bill was reached Bee CONGRESS, Page 13. Col. 4 Senate Committee Hikes Flood Fund PflVC With I HP WASHINGTON, Aug. rayS Wlin LUC I0r Mnate committee today Slaying Aged Man HUNTSVILLE, Aug. Bernard Lacoume, 22-year old Gal- veston painter, was electrocuted at the state penitentiary early today for the murder of Charley, E. Cans- ler, 81, Angelina county' business man, in a robbery in February, 1934. LaCoume was convicted in 1934. Two other men. Glen Warren and Roy Cusak, also were charged in the slaying. Cusak was assessed a life term and Warren was senten- ced to death. Warren's sentence was reversed, however, and h is await- fctag a .new trial. "Mrs. Cansler was maimed at the time her husband was slain by three men who carted a safe from the Cansler place of business. The safe later was recovered In Galveston. er adding amendments to raise the total to around The bill, authorizing flood control operations all over the nation, to the 13 counties In the district. W. S. director, has had word from Robert J. Smith, deputy state du-ecior of WPA, that the dis- trict will be expected" to have work proposals amounting to approved and ready 'for work to be- gin by November 15, when the pres- ent type of federal relief will check out. For Texas as a whole it has been understood that will be the initial allotment. "We will have to step on John M. Hendrix, assistant district di- rector, told the Reporter-News Fri- day. "Two millions approved by! the middle of -November means, we will hive to move at per weejfc'ctip. Smith's. off Ice- us tentative, estimates on all' this as pos- to be in .the Sin Antonio of- fice 'by October 1 at -latest. It will take another month to route the applications to 'Washington for ap- proval and return them to San An- tonio, and then to Abilene, with work orders. We- hope the political subdivisions will -get busy with their applications.'' 18 Project! on Books The Abllane district office of WPA opened July 30. To date, 49 projects are on -the -books in var- ious stages of progress, Irom all counties'' except Mitchell and Coke. Eastland has the number on file; then Taylor, Nolan and Stephens. Eighteen of the projects See WPA, Pare 13, Col. 4 Congress Rushes Toward Saturday Adjournment LlTlflftTE SPILL ON HOUSTON, Aug. witness testified here today before i the house oil investigating commit- tee that he paid 20 cents per barrel in an oil confiscation sale by the state of Texas for the sole purpose of getting permission to move the oil. The oil purchased was confiscated by the state as hot oil and could not have been moved otherwise. The witness was L. R. Hepworth, who was plant manager of the Phoenix Refining company at the j deficiency bill directing Higher Figure Placed In Amendment T o Third Deficiency Bill; Fate I Held Uncertain WASHINGTON, Aug. lenate appropria tions committee today approv amendment to the third time of the deal. The state only got one-fourth o the total amount paid by Phoenix for the oil, the purchasers being able to buy barrels at the sale for a quarter of Its value. As the. oil cost the Phoenix company 83 cents a barrel In all. The Phoenix Refining company paid Its attorney's fees of 10 cents per barrel to the firm of Allred Powers and Allred for handling the case, the witness said. The two All- reds are brothers of Governor Allred and Powers is Neal Powers, who was first assistant attorney general und- er Allred. One of rendered by the attorneys was to keep down the price paid the-state for the oil by Issuing a warning to Phoenix not to buy tnV.oU, the principal services commodity credit corporation to lend farmers 12 cents per pound on their 1935 cotton crop. The amendment was sponsor ed by Senator James Byrnes democrat, South Carolina. He and many other cotton belt senators were irate over the administration's announce ment that loans would be re stricted to 9c, coupled with a government guarantee of a subsidy to give the fanners a. 12-eent net return. Southern Support Southern senators generally were expected to support the. amendmenl when the bill comes befofe fhe sen- Shipping Shares Take Lively Spurt COPENHAGEN, Aug. i Danish shipping shares rose as amended to Include projects on the much as 14 points today, impelled Brazos river In Texas, not to ex ..._._... ceed Bill to Lend UCV Blankets Signed WASHINGTON, Aug. President Roosevelt today signed a bill authorizing the secretary of war to lend the United Confederate Vet- erans blankets and cots to be used at their annual encampment at Amarlllo, Texas, next month. partly by rumors that Great Britain Studying History of Texas, M'Murry Class Visits Fort Members of R. L. Wills' Texas history class at McMurry college made a field trip to Fort Phantom Hill this morning. The class has been studying historical points of interest during the past six weeks for the approaching centennial. Those who made the trip are Miss Uleta Williams, Mrs. O. T. Cooper, Gordon Green, Garland Trice, Ben L. Graham, Lowell Echard, Frank Ferrel, J. A. McRae and W. E. Trice. Seek Ratification Of Oil Compacts WASHINGTON, Aug. Representative Dies (D-Tex) said today an agreement had been reached among congressional oil leaders to seek ratification of In- terstate compacts before adjourn- ment. "VVe think we can get those com- pacts ratified." he said. "And, by doing that, we will be passing some sort of legi-Jation, as President Roosevelt has requested." Social Security Board Is Chosen Picture of Will Rogers, Betty Blake In Courting Days This 1900 photograph of Will Ropers was discovered at DalUs, In jt collection of Will Rogers memor- abilia, and is of the few In existence showing him with Betty Blake, whom he later married. Rogers Is shown at extreme left and Blake la on the front seat, supporting her chin on a black-gloved hand. (Associated would close the Suez Canal In sanc- tions against Italy. An advance underway during the past fortnight gathered momentum from the possibility of an increased tonnage demand. Should the rumor be true, more ships would be needed to round the southern tip of Af- rica. The increases were In Daneborg shares from 73 3-4 to 88; Orients, from 38 3-4 to 101 1-2; Myren, from WASHINGTON, Aug. 75 1-4 to B2, and Orion from 29 3-4 i President Roosevelt today named John J. former governor of New Hampshire, as chairman of the new social security board. The president nominated Arthur J. Altmeyer, of Wisconsin, and Vin- cent Morgan Miles, of Arkansas, as the other members. Wlnant Is a republican. He was called upon by President Roosevelt a yiar ago to heafl a special com- mittee Investigating the textile strike. to 36 1-2. fate, Sen. Ala. meantime, announced an Immediate' drive to get farmers to hold their cotton off the market until they get a price of 12 cents or more. The agricultural adjustment ad- minlLtiatlon's new program of a 1 cent guarantee and 9 cent loan to cotton farmers aroused a storm of congressional protest. The loan of 9 cents on all cotton grown under the AAA adjustment contract and a 12 cent guarantee price for cotton raised under the Bankhead quota was announced after the close of the market yes- terday. AAA officials hoped the new pro- gram would guarantee farmers fair price and at the same time per- mit the market price to drop to a point where cotton may again move freely in world markets. The plan provides a direct subsi- dy to cotton growers which will make up the difference between the average market price from Sept. 1 x> Jan. 1 and 12 cents. At the same See COTTON, Page 13, Col. 5 Drop Ranges From To Per Bale NEW ORLEANS, Aug. i response to the government's nine cent loan announcement cot- ton broke badly here today with active futures losing to a bale as heavy offerings poured in- ;o the market. Selling based on the loan an- nouncement found neiv traders and the first minu' of dealings prices slumped sharply, and then re- covered about a dollar a bale on >rofit taking and short covering. NEW YORK, Aug. cotton futures market broke sharp- y today under selling Induced by -he government's crop loan pro- gram, announced last night. See- MARKET, Page 13, Col. t VOTERS HOLD FATE OF REPEAL AND PENSIONS Cotton Loan Announcement In Full WASHINGTON, Here Is the text of the administra- tion's cotton loan announcement: The secretary of agriculture and the commodity credit corporation announced yesterday the approval of the president that a cotton loan plan would be put Into Immediate operation on the 1935 crop which would assure cotton producers an average return, pf not less than 12 cents per pound on cotton grown In 1935. The agricultural adjustment ad- ministration will make payments to cotton farmers to equal such dif- ference, If any, as may exist be- tween 12 cents and the average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton as reflected In the 10 spot markets during the period from September 1 .to January 1. This period Is chos- en as covering the harvest months. Such payments as may be limited to the Individual producer's actual production up to the amount of his Bankhead allotment. The commodity credit corporation will offer a loan of 9 cents per pound at the farm, without recoune on the borrower, on 13-U Inch low middling cotton or better. This loan wll] enable any grower cooperating in the adjustment program to ob- tain a loan at once, and will permit him to market his cotton In an or- derly fashion throughout the year. The rate of loan Is obviously sub- stantially below the present or prospective price levels. Cooperation Demanded These offers will apply only to those producers who are cooperat- ing In the 1935 program and who agree to cooperate In the 1036 pro- gram. It WRS stated at the agricul- tural adjustment administration lhat plans for the 1036 program are be- ing developed and that the admin- istration would continue Its efforts, in cooperation with cotton farmers, to adjust production to effective de- mand, and further reduce the em season carry-over down to normal size. It was pointed out at the depart- ment of agriculture that the plan that has been announced would per- mit the movement of the crop Into consumptive channels and at See TEXT, Page 13. Col. 1 AHS ADDS NEW .DEPARTMENT Board Provides For Manua Training Instruction Superintendent R. D. Green Fri- day announced that a department of manual training, with complete machine shop and wood work facll- tles, has been added to the curri culum of Abilene high school. The school board, at a recent meeting made provision for man- ual training at the request of many chool patrons, and is announcing he employment of Henry A. Tlllett, r., to take charge of the depart- ment, beginning with the current erm. For the present, the department will be housed In a small brick tructure, erected on the high school round by the athletic association tid used for a dressing room for Indents taking pact In athletics, The athletic association has vacat- ed, and the building Is being work- d over. "This is an Important step in en- lee HIGH SCHOOL, Pile 13, Ool. 7 Hold Up Plans For FDJs Western Trip WASHINGTON, Aug. 'he White House said today detl- Ite plans for President Roosevelt's estern trip still await adjourn- icnt of congress, but he may re- urn by way of the Panama Canal. The return trip Is expected to nclude Texas and Arkansas where president will visit senate leud- rs, VIce-Presldent Garner and enator Robinson. Published reports that the presl- ent will disembark from the cannl rip at Galveston, Texas, were de- scribed as Indefinite at present. CALL COUNTY Conference Scheduled By District Director County personnel of the district 13.-A relief set-up, headquarters for which was recently established In Abilene, has been called to meet hre i Saturday afternoon at The conference, scheduled by R. C. Conly, district director. Is being held to instruct new county case workers, clerks and assistants on their duties under the new relief program. At the meeting, the per- sonnel for the six counties of 13-A will be announced, Conly indicated. Counties In this district arc Jones, Callahnn, Eastland, Shackelford, Taylor, and Stephens. Under the new state program, county directors were abolished, districts were organized, and the county administration was reduced to Include only a clerk and case worker, with one or two assistants In the more heavily populated coun- ties. Abilene and tonight and Saturday. Weal or 100th meridian Fair tonight and Saturday. Eait of JOOIh meridian Fair tonight and Saturday. Dry thermometer Wfl thermometer Relative humidity Speakers Making Final Appeals; Interest Low On Amendments DALLAS, Aug. will decide tomorrow whether the state retains prohibition and payi old age pensions. Seven constitutional amendments will be submitted, but low ebbing interest in an off-year election ed- died around the outcome of these two Issues. Speakers perspiring In the August heat made their final appeals today. Both sides concede that the vote on prohibition will be close. The fact that -poll tax receipts an far below totals of normal election yean indicated that the vote would light. GOT. James V. Allied warned that he would consider defeat of the re- peal amendment a to enforce liquor laws "to the limit." on this to stit.'. irnm'.apMyi those, who, fear of 'illegal Prohibitionists saw in the statement assurance that prohibi- tion will be enforced If it 6 re-" talned. Ferguson Opposes All JTormer Gov, James E. Ferguson dampened enthusiasm of amend- ment proponents by terming the changes "loosely drawn" land ad- vising voters to vote against all the amendments. Senator Morris Sheppard, co-au- thor of the national prohibition amendment, pleaded for retention of state prohibition. He claimed repeal of national dry laws had proved an utter failure. The governor remained aloof See VOTE, Pace 13, Col. 7 SIX BOXES FOR ABILENE VOTE Total of Thirty Precincts In Taylor County Abllenlans will cast their ballots in Saturday's election on seven pro- posed amendments to the Texas constitution at six boxes, while resi- dents of the area adjacent to the city limits will vote at one of three suburban boxes. The polls will op- ,'n at 8 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. Local boxes, with the respective ludges, are as follows: No. 1 Taylor county courthouse, Z. D. Haley, presiding Judge; J. D. Cranford, W. C. Shaw, W. O. Shackleford, assistants. No. 2, Fire station, Fifth and But- ternut, Carl C. sellers, presiding udge; W. D. Milstead, R. L. Weeks, B. L. Ellis, assistants. No. 3, Fair Park auditorium, Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, presiding Judge See BOXES, Page 13. CoL 6 Nation Mourns as Last Curtain Drawn for Will Rogers Unprecedented Tribute Is Paid to Private Citizen; Clergy, State and Screen Join In Honoring Humorist-Philosopher at Various Ceremonies LOS ftNGELES, Aug. W) The somber last curtain was drawn to for Will Rogers today. His stocky, rough-hewn body was sealed away In a crypt at Forest Lawn memorial park late yesterday after a "brief ceremony at the wee Kirk o' the Heather. It will rest there for a while, un- til Mrs. Rogers takes It back to Oklahoma to be Interred beside the remains of his father and mother In the Chelsea, cemetery. While the rites were being said the Hie of the whole community stopped. Business pa.used. Public offices were closed. More than two score Hollywood film studios were silent. And countless thousands of people participated, In one way or anoth- er. In the homage to the home- spun phlloaopher-wlt. Starting at 1 o'clock In the mom- ing, some folk filed past his body, lying in state in a grove of trees at Forest Lawn. An even greater number failed to gain en- trance. The body lay for five hours, and a cordon of police moved the crowd as last as possible. But there wasn't enough time. In the afternoon, while a few In- vited guests went to the private ser- vices at the Wee Kirk o' the Heath- er, 10.000 gathered at the Hollywood Bowl, and an unnumbered host as- sembled In the movie studios, and the Community Presbyterian church, In Beverly Hills. It was probably the greatest trib- ute ever paid a private citizen. At the chapel, a mountain of flowers was massed, the wreaths, bouqudU, and funeral pieces coming from all over the country. More typical of Rogers were the songs sung In his memory. At the private services, John Boles, film actor, sang the cowboy- philosopher's favorite, "Old Faith- at one studio, Jarnes Melton, radio star, sang "Home on the at another, Joe Morrison, actor-singer, "The Last Roundup'1 and at still another Nino Martini celebrated opera singer sang "Ag- nus Die." The Rev. J. Whltcomb Brougher, former pastor of Trcinent Temple Baptist church. Boston, and Tem- ple Baptist, Los Angeles, seemed deeply affected as he led the ser- vice at the Wee Kirk o1 the Heather, describing Rogers as he had known him. "He has been the one figure in the lite of our nation who has drawn to himself, the admiration and love of all classes of Dr. Brougher said. The clergyman read Will own Introduction to a book, writ- ten by the cowboy-artist Charley Russell. 'I guess God needed a good man In a Dr. Brougher read- Then his voice broke, and tears welled Into his ryes. His audience represented a wide cross-section of American life. The government of the United States, the army and the navy, the business world, the film Industry- all were there. Postmaster General James A. Farley, Admiral W. P. Tarrant and the Bilg. Gen. H. H. Arnold sat beside Mary Plckford, Eddie Cantor and Clark Gable. Public Service At the some time In the Holly- wood Bowl, another intimate friend of Rogers, the Rupert Hugh- es, was presiding over a public Mr- vice, He said 'To become a dictator In this country, a man would have to kill Will Rogers, or anyone like him. That's why I call him a peacetime soldier.1' At Ecverly Hills, where Rogers was the first mayor, and in toe movie studios, '.ovlng friends paid their heart-felt homage to his mem- ory. Services likewise were held 'in Clnremore Chelsea. Okla., to whom the famous nctor was just a "home town boy made good." At thousands of theaters over the country there was n respectful See ROGERS, Fife 13, CoL I ;