Cowboy songwriter whose song "Kansas City Kitty" plagiarizes "Minnesota Minnie" in the 1944 lightweight comedy Kansas City Kitty. He's listed as "Chaps Williker" in the credits, and played by Johnny Bond.
"Minnesota Minnie" composer Oscar Lee sues and is ready to take over the song's publishing company, Lathim and Clark.
However, in court they prove that even though "Kansas City Kitty" was stolen from "Minnesota Minnie," "Minnesota Minnie" is stolen from "Kadabel's (spelling?) Romance Rhapsody," from 140 years ago. There's even a music box with the much plagiarized melody to prove it.
See also Ali Ben Ali.