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Abilene Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1935, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR EXACTLY AS IT VO LV. Ful LMMd WlfMtf AMOOlatedPtttt (W) MM Pratt CUP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, HOVEMIER 12, W6- TEH PAGES (Evening EMM TJw AMm Allfed Threatens Sales Tax Veto Massed Eulogy Paid Rogers In County SEES Fill Supreme Court Veteran Is 79 Headline Ua Birthday It, Justice took D. Brandeb, of the V. S. Supreme Court, ahown here In an Inlenrtbif chancier tludy, b nearlnc 20 yean of ttrUct on. the nation'! tribunal. His Ineld rtuonlnf and liberal altitude have been a ahlnlnf mark In the court's He Is today the oUat Monber of the body. Inflnenee, thnwrh his wrltlnfi and Contacts with jonnter an, hu ipread far beyond the court chamber. Hickman ension Asked Susp Tokyir Government Sees Possibility of Applying Armed Pressure TOKYO, Nov. authorities' gave indications today that at lease some sections of the Tokyo government envisioned a pos- sibility of armed pressure on China as e. result of antl-Japanese inci- dents in Shanghai. Police circulated an order forbid- ding newspapers and news agencies to publish anything concerning naval or air forces "which may be sent to China" except offlcla! com- muniques. Vernacular newspaper dispatches from Shanghai reported an Increas- ingly tense situation. The foreign office Insisted, how- ever, that no military action for the present was contemplated. SHANGHAI, Nov. incidents arising to complicate Sino- Japanese relations evoked a formal Japanese request today for punish- ment of the persons responsible. Immediate arrest of the demon- strators who smashed a window of a Japanese-owned store on busy See ORIENT, Pages, Col. 8 China Clipper Is Prepared For Hop ALAMEDA, Calif., NOV. Having completed Its long flight from Miami, Fla., by wiy of Mexico, the huge China clipper was pre- pared here today for its first trans- pacific hop, scheduled to start Nov. Legislator Says Ranger Ac- cused Official of Acting as AUSTIN, Nov.' resolu- tion proposing en Investigation of the department of public safety In connection with the suspension of Ranger Captain Tom Hickman was Introduced In the legislature today. Rep. Sam Hanna of Dallas, spon- sor of the resolution, quoted Rick- man as charging that a high state official was acting as a "tip-off" man and .thac numerous rumors had been .circulated concerning Hickman's discharge that ought be investigated. Final action on the resolution was postponed. Hanna said he had communicated with Hickman who asserted he "would have plenty to say at the rtgth time." L. G. Phares, acting chief of the public safety department, said yes- terday Jilcktnan's resignation had been requested by the safety com- mission. He declined to discuss reasons behind the action. The resolution stated Hickman's See HICKMAN, Page 10, Col 3 L Something of The Story Of L a t e Humorist Is Told Than 10, 000 Young People Something of the story o Will Rogers, humorist, philoso pher and friend of humanity was told Tuesday morning1 tc more than young people of Taylor county, in a county wide program arranged by the Will Rogers memorial campaign committee. A program was held in every school of the the Iso- lated two-room country frame build ing to the colleges and with exceptions of Merkel, where the program will be given Wednesday and St. Josephs catholic academy of Abilene, where a 3 p. m. Tuesday date was announced. More than 60 speakers paid the massed eulogy. At the close of it programs students were given op- portunity to make small offerings to the national fund which is being raised In the campaign ending No vember 27 but of which wll come'a "living; continuing memor the arted ;world 15 In an Alaskari air crash. The county committee predictec the school children's offering woul reach several hundred dollars from several givers. At the High School From standpoint, of attendanc largest of the morning. memorials was that at Abilene high schoo where persons crowded Inu the auditorium for an all-studen program directed by L. B. Dudley principal, and to hear a closing ad dress by Dr. F M. Warren. The girls' octet opened the pro gram with "Prayer th words by James Whltcomb Riley Morris McDonald talked or. "Wll Rogers' Rise to Fame." Will's fav orite chant, "Old was sung by R. J. Jones. "Will Hogeis humor" was discussed by Whit Rey- nolds, and "Will Rogers' philosophy by Bemlce Gllmore. A faculty, male quartet sang "Nc Burdens Yonder.' Students were invited to .bring their offerings to their home rooms Wed- nesday. Next largest program was at Har- dln-Slmmons university, opening with the DoxDlogy sung by a crowd ed chapel audience. Dr. R. N. Rich- See ROGERS, Page 9, CoL 4 Estes Enroute To Mayo Clinic LONGVIEW, Nov. Estes, Longvlew publisher has been ill several days, was en route today to the Mayo Clinic at Roches- er, Minn., for treatment. He was accompanied on the "train trip by his aunt, Mrs. H. T. Hosklns of Jenlson. Dr. E. W. Glawater, at- tending physician, accompanied the lubllsher to Greenville yesterday. le reported that Col. Estes was convalescing nicely." KILLED BV AUTO BEAUMONT, Nov. A. Stewart, 10, died today of Injuries received last night when an auto- mobile knocked him down. The driver of the car sped away. Stew- art had Just alighted from his daughter's car when the other ve- hicle bit him. FUNERAL RITES FOR BANKER SET FOR 10 A. H. WEDNESDAY Services Will Be Conducted By the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart From The Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church Funeral services for Rich Keeble, Abilene bank executive and civic leader, will bo held from the Heav- enly Best Episcopal church Wednes- day morning at 10 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Willis P. Otrhart. Mr. Keflble died early Monday CLOSE DURING FUNERAL Announcement was nude here Tuesday that Ihe Farmers i Merchants and Hie Cltlieni banks will be cloud from 10 to Vt o'clock Wednesday morning for the funeral or Rich Keeble, who WM caihler of the F. t M. tank. morning In Dallas of a heart attack, angina pectorls. He was spending (he week-end In the home oi hit sister, Mrs. Alston Oowdy, and their family, at 2053 Old Orchard drive. Mrs. Keeble and their 12-year-old son, Bill, accompanied him to Dallas last Friday afternoon. The body arrived In Abilene yesterday after- noon at 5 o'clock and will remain at Laughter Funeral Home until tne hour of the funeral. Many long-time -friends of Mr. Keeble, who came to Abilene In 1698 as a boy of 31, passed sorrowfully by the funeral bier late yesterday and this morning. Mr. Keeblc's entire business career was spent with the Farmers and Merchants bank here. He entered ILs employment In 18M as e. bookkeeper. He was made as- sistant cashier lr. 1908 and cashier In 1918. He was a past president KEEBLE, Pafe J, Cot I StratoBalloonists Reach Feet To Set New Record WHITE LAKE, S. D., Nov. of the stratosphere opening up a hitherto scantily ex- plored field of science were believed locked today In Instruments carried to the greatest height ever attained by man. The Instrulents were carried 14 miles above the earth yesterday In the world's largest balloon by Capts. Albert W. Stevens and Orvti Ander- son of the TJ. S. army. The unofficial peak of their climb was feet. The official world record Is feet. Stevens and Anderson, none the worse for their adventure Into a violent purple sky. to heights where the earth appears as little more than a plaid blanket, planned to re- ;urn today to their stratocamp near Rapid City, S. D., where their ad- venture began yesterday morning. They landed on the prairie 12 miles from here late yesterdsy. eight hours and 12 minutes after the take-off. The horizontal distance they travel- ed was approximately 150 miles. Their instruments first will be taken to the Etratocamp and then snipped to Washington to be check- ed by the bureau' of standards and studied by scientists of the Geographic society, sponsors, with the army, of the ascension. Stevens and Anderson lingered a .the "ceiling" more than an hour They hovered In empty, soundless bitterly cold space. They were abov the earth's envelope of atmosphere which makes the sky appear blu from the surface. Their elemen .was dark, almost black. "One horizon was black, overheai .was darkest purple and the othe horizon was dark Stevens said 'We were high enough to see th earth's Its reflection o the sun's rays." If all the great array of Instru meats carried in the air-tight, oxy gen-fed metal gondola functioned perfectly, Stevens and Anderson may have contributed the followlni knowledge to science: How far outward the earth's at Biosphere extends. Whether cosmic rays in the strat osphere under proper conditions can transmute natter. At what height living spores (In See BALLOON. Page 9, Col. 1 Prosecution Seeks to Fix the Blame For Morro Castle Tragedy The federal government today began prosecution of four defendants in an effori to fix tne blame for the burn- ing of the Ward liner Morro Castle Sept. B, last year, when passenr- gers and members of the crew per- ished off the New Jersey coast. Federal District Judge Murray Hulbert presided. The defendants York and Cuba were the New Mall Steamship company, "the Ward Henry E. Cabaud, Its executive vice-president, William F. Warms, who succeeded the master of the ship when the alter died suddenly a few hours be- fore the fire, and Eben S. Abbott, chief engineer. In seven Indictments the men md the line were charged with criminal negligence. All have enter- ed pleas of innocence. Francis W. H. Adams, United States attorney heading a large legal staff, moved or two alternate jurors "Inasmuch as this trial will take the better part of a month." The bench Tanted the motion. Will Intervene In Reorganization oi Missouri-Pacific WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. The Interstate commerce commis- ion today authorized the committee for holders of first mort- age gold bonds and five per cent ncome tends of the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Hallway corn- any to intervene in the reorgani- sation plan for the Missouri-Pacific ystem. The committee Informed the com- mission that it represented approxi- mately of the first mort- age obligations and of the ncome bonds. The Missouri-Pacific norganiza- ion plan, the committee's petition aid, proposes the Issuance of ecurltles in exchange for the bonds epresented by the committee. Tennis Star Will Play for Money NEW YORK, Nov. Ethel Burdkhardt Arnold, dlmlnu- ve tennis star from Los Angeles, as decided to play tennis for money. The hoorlne of America's Wight- man cup victory last summer sign- ed with the tennis troupe of Pro- moter Bill O'Brien yesterday, the first woman player to forsake the ama'JMir ranks since Suzanne Leng- len and Mary K. Browne went on the road with chwlle Pyle's court plrciu in 192C. Stratosphere Hop Wa Success In Every Way Says Anderson By CAPTAIN ORVIL A. ANDERSON Pilot of the Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II (Written for The Associated Prcw fCopyrtihl, 10SS, Dy Associated KIMBALL, S. D., Nov. third stratosphere balloon fligh sponsored by the United states arm and the National Geographic Sod ety, as far_as Captain Albert W Stevens and I were able to tell, wa a success In every way. The flight Itself was fine, but thi waiting for satisfactory weather wa: hell. We went up to feet and could have gone feet higher In safety. We experienced no dlscom fort although temperatures outside were as low as 76 degrees below TR- IO. Inside the gondola temperature: went no lower than 23 degrees above zero. From a study of maps we were convinced yesterday that satisfac- tory conditions prevailed after six weeks of waiting. We gave the order to start Inflating about 1 p. m. Sun dav. We started actually putting In gas but were subjected to delay as a result of a fabric flaw and we had to do a field repair job. We were not able to get off until about 7 m., Monday, outline two hours off our flight. This made It mandatory that we eliminate the intermediate stop at leet, and that we go Instead straight to the top, which we did. We cleared the rim of the bowl by about 50 feet. We had to take off In the direction of the highest cliffs. We left about 800 pounds light, this being necessary because we had northwest wind running at the takeoff and the balloon had to be shot Into the air prety fast. About 50 feet over the rim, a stiff down draft struck the balloon, making It necessary to discharge 750 pounds of ballast rapidly in order to tvold being thrown against the cliff. This was the toughest spot of our flight. After reaching an altitude of about feet, I slowed our rate See PHOT, Pap; 9, Col. 8 Texas Lodneman Taken By Death FORT WORTH, Nov. 12 William HarrlEor, Kay. 75, active worker in the Knights of Pythias lodge for 53 years and state repre- sentative for the lodge Insurance de- partment since 1906, died here last night. Mr. Kay was bom in Anderson, South Carolina and came to Texas a youth of 17 because of his health. His first job wat n member of the surveying party that surveyed the given to the builders of the capital building. Won't Call Another This Year; Senate Passes Bill Calling For "Selec- tive" Levies AUSTIN, Nov. Mo sales tir will jet by GOT. James V. Alfred's veto under the guise of being a "selective" tax, he uid today. In previous ducnuioE, Allred had carefully limited his state- ments to opposition to a "gen- eral" sales tax. Today he omit ted the, word "general." When a selective tax with the exemptions proposed by Sen. Clint-Small of Amarillo, was outlined, the governor sale he was against it. Wouldn't Approve It "I do not know just what would be called a 'selective' he said "I would not approve one that merely omits the tax on food and clothing costing less than U." Possibility of failure of taxation it the present special session discussed with the governor. Such failure will cause no Immediate third special session, he indicated. "1 think everybody Is. tired he said. When January was sug- he answered: "I think would be Inclined to follow the ad- vice of my newspaper'friends." The newspaper men. hijl 'teen, argulas there 'should be no more" cessions this year. The coup of Sen. Gordon Burns Huntsvllle, by which an income tax was added to the Small sales-oc- cupation tax bill, was the chief topic at the capltol today. Faced with an Income tax pro- posal just after voting a sales tax senators could not vote against it Burns had planned the tune to spring the tax. He borrowed a copy of the house Income tax bill by Rep J. Bryan Bradbury, Abilene, had It rewritten by State Tax Commis- sioner R.. B. Anderson, and drew It from his desk at the psychological moment. Senate Plan Calculated To Raise AUSTIN, Nov. sm- ators early today transformed house omnibus tax bill Into a com- bined selective sales and Income tax measure calculated to raise upward of annually. Upon optimistic estimates of prob- able revenue, between and would be provided for state pensions of monthly max- imum to needy residents over 65 years old. Other proceeds would re- See LEGISLATURE, Page S, Col. 5 Gabby Street to Manage St. Paul ST. PAUL. Nov. St. Paul baseball club of the American association today announced the en- gagement of Charles (Gabby) Street manager for 1936 to succeed Marty McManus, resigned. THREATENS TO LEAVE LEAGUE By The Associated Fascist Italy threatened Impllcltl. today to leave the o( Na tlohs. In a warning to UK par tlclpatliuj In the feaiTK's sanction punishment at July for its anres slon against Ethiopia. Mussolini' government said: Italy "has not wished until now to disassociate herself from the neva institution despite Italy's op Bosition to the procedure followet to her damage, because ahe desires to prevent a conflict, such as tha now being considered, from leading to more vast complications." The warning to the aanctlonlst nations cluUenicd th league's authority to place sanction In the hands of a coordination com mlttee, and which rejected the ac cusatlon Italy violated Its league covenants In Invading Halle Selas sle'a contained in note sent direct to the nations an not to the league. In addition to the threat of with drawal from Genera, It threatened further economic reprisals. At the same time. In an offlcla decree, n Duce proclaimed Italy economic Independence from th sanctlonlst nations. The Fascist government placed ar embargo on the Importation of 1ST products, eicept under strict super vision. The embargo goes Into effec next Monday, the day the league' campaign of sanctions becomes op erattve. I From all Indications, II Duce1 warning was of no aval] to him 111 delaying sanctions. Premier Pierre Laval, It Is under stood In reHibta Paris quartan, al ready has mfft .out down by the Uons staff of 33 nations. In London, It. was considered In conceivable the Italian protest woul have any despite II Duce warning of the "gravity of th consequences." Any action designed to delay th See WAR, Fare 10. CoL Z BRUNO FILES HIS_APPEAL Asks the Supreme Court T Save Him From Chair WASHINGTON, NOV. Bruno Richard Hauptmann asked the supreme court today to save him from electrocution for the murder of the Lindbergh baby. His attorneys filed a 30-page pe- tition for n writ of certlorarl tha1 would grant a supreme court review They charged, as they did in an un- successful appeal to the New Jer- sey court of errors and appeals, that the German carpenter was con- demned by a hysterical mob spirit.' Egbert Rosecrans, attorney who presented the petition, thought the court might rule on the request for a writ In December, but action may not be taken until January. If the supreme court refuses lauptmann has. but one recourse, an appeal to the New Jersey court of pardons. Lawyers and New Jersey authorities believe such an appeal would be only a gesture. The petition to the supreme court See HAUPTMANN, Pafe 10, Col. 2 FIGHT TO RESCUE 52 PERSONS MAROONED OH ROCK IH PACIFIC Three Members of Wrecked Freighter's Crew Picked Up; United States War Vessel Rushing to Scene MANILA, P. I.. Nov. (UP) Three members of the crew of the British freighter Gllver Hazel were picked up from a life raft of the storm-ridden southern coast of uzon today. Word of the rescue was radioed i Manila by the United States navy destroyer Peary, standing by in pounding seas to render what' ever assistance Is possible to 52 wreck refugees, marooned on I, bar- en, rain-drenched rock near San Bernardino Island. While the I'eary and two mcr- hant vessels stood by. the VSS. Bulmer raced toward the scene rom Manila carrying line-throwing equipment with which It was hoped he remaining passengers and crew members may be racued. Repeated attempt! to Jnunch res- ile boats have been defeated by eavy seas and adverse tides. Por more than 20 hours, the 'reck victims luvt clung to toe, rock, exposed to the full fury of a tropical rainstorm. The Silver Hazel grounded on a reef and broke in two yesterday. No casualties had been reported thus far, but a, i.outh ceas typhoon was reported blowing up In the vicinity of the Isle of Yap and heading toward' the Philippines, auguring additional hardship and privation for the victims unless they are rescued soon. Already they have huddled, rain- soaked and exposed to the elements, on the rock more than 20 hours since the ton British Silver- line vessel struck a reef and broke In two near the shoreline o! San Bernardino island. Three vessels already were stand- Ing by while a fourth which had maintained vigil since shortly after the Silver Hazel smashed her hull on the reef steamed back onto her WUPWKECK, raft n coll tualtht; warmer. Wnt of ___ Tajr and fuelvbl; Widwaday, ly cloudy tad warmer. TWQL Men. _ Dry thermometer Wet thermometer RelatlTI humidity Coldest of The Season At 28; Forecast Is Fair, Warmer Abilene had oildeit of JtttaOy mornlct, iij The cold snap was also aoeompantod by a heavy- UM but which failed to gain the claari- flcatkm of first killing froM freezing weather 30 de- that designation in the) records of the weather bureau here. Rising temperatures tonight, and fair and warm weather Wednesday are forecast. The sun, beaming out of clear skies, hid sent the mercury up to 50 degrees around noon. Date of 1935's first killing was only one day late ac- cording to the 48 year average at the -eatlwr bureau. Earliest data of killing frost recorded here la October 19, the latest December 4. The mean Is November 10. While a wet freeze would hivo meant severe damage to unopened, cotton bolls, Tuesday's frost will do no harm, said County Agent pair. However, garden flowers were wili- ng, and some late grain may fall la the fields as a result of the frort, said he. By the Associated Press. South Texans felt the stlnj of near-freezing weather todcy u UM See WEATHEB, Pafe 9, Col. 1 Youth Killed In Fall From Train Special to The Reporter. STANTON, Nov. Alloy, B, was killed this morning when he ell from a westbound Texas Is Iflc freight train about two miles ast of here, severing his head and eft arm from the body. Two other youths, giving their names as Bernard Swatek of Chi- .ago and George Emory of Okla- homa City, were riding the train with him. A. A, Alloy, a if Houston, is en route to Stanton o take care of the body. Drugs Are Stolen From Automobile Loss of a carton of asperin, eight ozen packages of salve and nd several small packages of med> cine was reported by O. C. Walker, 726 North Second street. The tore supplies were stolen from nil utomoblle. He told Abilene police entrance was gained to the car by cutting a olc In t'.ie top to .open the door rom the Inside. DISCUSS GOVERNOR'S MEET BALTIMORE, Nov. [arry W, Nice's suggestion for lectlng of governors to dlKuM ommon relief problems hu been eferred to the governor's ice. Governor Nice said tint tM, s a member of the ilttee, had already voted In the conference. LUMBERMAN DOB BAN ANTONIO, Net. 'alter Steves, 43, pncktaru of San Antonio lumbar ttnn, dM4 tew ay of pneumonia, ;