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Abilene Morning Reporter-News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1929, Abilene, Texas ABILENE MORNING VOLUME 4 WE AT K t ff CH I I I ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 22 PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS NUMBER FAIR TO OPEN MONDAY Rankin Wins Co Seat Fight Midland Votes Courthouse Bonds FREE MAN GETS 20 YEAR TERM New Trial Motion to Be Filed and Appeal en if Denied His neys Say D W Freeman was found of murder and his pun ishment was assessed at 20 years in the penitentiary by a jury in 42nd district court here Saturday The charge against Freeman was filed after Warren Hudson 21 of Abilene died from in- juries received when he knocked from his motorcycle by a hit-and-run driver near on the night of May 26 To Ask New Trial A motion for a new trial wilt be tiled Monday Harry Tom King the motion be overruled by Judge M S Long the record will be filed with the appellate court as coon BS possible and an effort will be made to have the case passed on in the higher court within three months King said In thi meantime Freeman Is to remain in the county jail since the law denies appeal bond to ants given sentences running more than fifteen years the defendant's attorney said last night The trial which started day morning ended abruptly when the defense announced at the con- I elusion of testimony for the state See FREEMAN VERDICT Page 6 A home coming of former Abilene Christian college students and ers from the four corners of Texas and from other states will be held today and morrow In con- junction with the formal ing of the on Its new site In lene Heights The exes will lave of church services tonight and of a program Mon ay morning at 10 o'clock First church services In the new auditorium Adams this E W McMillan minister preaching will by for an and visitors in the new dining nail at Brief dinner talks will bi made by the and a fe favorite songs will be sung Walte Adams faculty member and pres dent of the Alumni and dents association will preside at th luncheon Roy H Lanler of the class of 192 now minister of the Church Christ at will speak a the church service tonight Sewell Main Speaker Jesse P Sewell president of A C C from 1912 to 1924 will be th principal speaker at the 10 meeting tomorrow at which M Adams will be chairman now head of the Sewell Press San Antonio Church of Christ publish ng company Accompanied by Mrs Sewell arrived In Abilene Friday The couple are visiting their son Jesse M Sewell and Mrs Sewel and Mr Sewelli parents Mr an See A C C OPENING Fape NTO Editors Elect Officers at Ballinger Utilities and Chain Stores Figure in Discussion By Staff Correspondent Sept five publishers and editors of West Texas newspapers mostly of the weekly press held an all-day sion here semi-annual convention of the Heart of Texas Press association Llano was as next spring's host city over DeLeon and H H Jackson of the of Coleman was named president He succeeds R L Scutt DeLeon Free Press Will Collins Llano News was made vice-president to succeed Jackson and H J Jones although he is re- tiring from the editorship of the Brownwood News was reelected The News has See PRESS MEETING Page 6 SISTERS WIN HIGH AWARD IN CLUB COMPETITION Win Free Trip to State Annual Event Planned As Forerunner ofi the County Fair Sept sisters Nita and Ruth Kemp snr passed all competition in the first 4-H Club Show competition here Saturday and as a result will be given free trips to the Texas State Fair at Dallas next month The two girls were winners in one of numerous contests which the club show Ruth Kemp was victorious in the scholarship girl's contest as outlined by the extension ice of Texas A M College while Nita Kemp was winner of the contest open to any girl in club work Forerunner of Fair Trio Cleared In Detroit Slaying iRr the DETROIT Press Sept Wood Cecil Holt and Erbert L livan were acquitted of the der of Ambrose L Hagery at on the night of January 9 a jury today The verdict was returned after less than five hours deliberation Immediately after the verdict of Not Guilty fell from the lips of Edmund Haber the foreman there was a commotion In the courtroom Holt's mother Mrs Louis Holt and tils wife Margaret leaped to their Feet The crowd pushed forward but deputies checked the Jury Deadlocked In Williams Case By the Associated pms Sept ly deadlocked the Jury which tried C S Pete Williams for the slaying of o C Hill Jr county farmer still was out tonight after having retired today The club show planned as an an- event by Miss Minnie Lee ton county home demonstration agent who is hopeful that jie mate outgrowth of- it will be a com- munity fair opened Friday ing with 100 per cent representation of all 4-H clubs in the county Each o eleven women's clubs and the eight girls clubs were represented by heavy attendance and ed In the various contests Wins The Capitals club was the ner of the show taking twelve first places along with many second and third places McCauley ranked with Hobbs and Roby clubs tying for third place Each of the women's clubs en- tered separate booths In which were displayed the various culinary for which premiums are offered at the Teras State Fair The girls clubs combined their bit In a joint booth Bach of the booths was attractively decorated and all were viewed by hundreds of during the two days show Individual prizes were given by Roby merchants A free program was presented Friday night at the Roby Wgh school by the various clubs tures were piano numbers by Mrs O H Miers and Maybell readings by Moore Mrs Paul See ROBT Page 6 Sandstone Court House at Midland Will Be Replaced by Modern Structure Sept Rankin county seat of Upton county today decisively ed an attempt by its neighbor McCamey to the courthouse In an election on the al to switch the county seat from Rankin to McCamey in polled more than a majority vote for retention although its population is only as against for McCamey A great part of however ia made up of oil workers transient and non- voting A two-thirds majority would have been required for the move Resorts Differ The Rankin 372 votes for retention of county for to McCamey The Rankin chamber of commerce had different its 442 rotes to retain the courthouse at Rankin 378 to remove to McCamey Two propositions the ot the second being to move the seat to the Y ranch which s in the wide-open spaces in the northwestern part of the county That proposition got 39 votes at Camey none at Rankin McCamey Iso gave Rankin 51 votes whili lankin voted solidly for retention The two towns are 23 miles apart on the Orient railroad anc tie only ones in the county Founded in 1912 Rankin was founded In 1912 when tie Orient built through and took way the courthouse from Uplands sprang up almost over- light in 1925 a product of oil officers now housed in lie Rankin schooli and the olc at Uplands is tenanted y bats with an occasional tourist This is the second time in three ears that an attempt has been made to a West Texas county seat Wink losing to in county Heads West Texas Fair Association T C Midland Voters Favor for Courthouse Special to the MIDLAND Sept bond for funds to replace the West Texas sandstone court ouse here with a modern was carried by a al majority here today The bond issue will be for 0 but the voters sanctioned issuance of in county arrants Publicity preceding the included the proposal to sue the warrants since the 0 bond issue was the maximum lowed by law for that purpose Grecian Lines White columns on the outside of new building will follow the HAMER SAYS BORGER PRESENTS WORST CRIME RING Many Officers Either or Now Facing Charges For Criminal Offenses He Asserts By the Associated Press AUSTIN Sept Frank Hamer told what he thought of the situation that obtains at Borger today The Hutchison county oil town is possessed of the worst organized crime he has observed in his 23 years as a Texas ranger Many of the officers of the are either or under indictment for criminal offense at the present time This is Captain Earner's estimation of the situation as told by Governor Dan Moody Captain has an aversion to talking for publication It is awfully bad was as far as the ranger captain would go with the newspapermen but Governor Moody went a little BETTER SHOW Heigh Come to the Just a rousing line from a jolly ballad of lish festival days but also Abilene s beck and call to all West invitation to every inhabitant of ttti section for the thirteenth annual West Texas Fair September But an old English festival would not have a look in on the entertainment and exhibit features to be offered by thl 1929 fair opening here Monday morning at 9 o'clock It Ji scheduled as an exposition that is going to make fair history for this section and plans and for a six-day program surpassing that of any previous event suggest that visitors will be expected to accept the sentiment of an ancient English line And such a fair I never yet camt near The West Texas Fair association has not money labor this year in enlarging and improving the plant at fait park to house the various departments and to accommodate more efficiently the crowds expected to witness the football games and the automobile races the free follies shows before the grandstand and other daily features Enlargement of exhibits agricultural livestock textile poultry automobile merchants and and ening the entertainment program are two of UM op- position that have received attention from several hundred pea ind women a tops the 1939 building program of the fair Saturday uncountable crowds were on the scene Today's Fair Edition The In big issue tells Its readers all about the West Terai Fair and nearly every business house in the city u well as firms in Fort Worth and Dallas conveys the Fair message than inches of advertising space Read today's issue carefully for it will be worth your while It has been assembled with great care and at great labor and expense It is product of many hands and minds working harmoniously together further The governor yesterday was a detailed account of the situation by as the two rode from Dallas to Terrell where the chief had a speaking date As they rode they talked Captain Hamer made no gestions as to how best to clean Governor Moody said He was evasive when asked U tial law would be declared I don't know what we will do about it he said Captain Hamer was here lor a brief Banger headquarters He did not say when he would re turn to Borger Make Little Progress In- the assassination of District Attorney John A Holmes a week ago Friday eliminated possible clues today but parently made little progress ward the arrest of the gunman Wayne OKeefe Holmes next door neighbor conferred with the for a time but Jal Prosecutor Clem Calhoun told Fire Damage At By Associated CLEBURNE Sept ec BALLOT RESULTS Page 6 See BORGER PROBE Page 6 originating from an undetermined cause on the third floor of the hotel here today caused an estimated loss of to that structure and one other building The flames spread to an ing building owned by W H smith and damaged the Meredith Ford Clothing store and the office of the C D Dickerson Real Estate company The Hughes and Son meat market housed on the ground floor of the hotel building was and shoe shop suffered water damage The hotel building was owned by B H Estep of Van Alstyne tacking and placing exhibits i he various buildings and th grounds were roaring wit as workers hurriedly op med up a street of booths an lands Livestock Barn The livestock barns gleaming with new whitewash were also buzz NO VISITORS TODAY The fair grounds will be closed Sunday and Sunday night to visitors while workers ing exhibits and booths com- plete arrangements to open the grounds Monday morning of- of he fair association said Saturday night Arrangement of exhibits and booths was going ahead at full speed last night and fair ers are confident that the task will be finished before the Ing hour Monday SHOTS PUZZLE OFFICERS Mv A twin tt Sept shots fired on Borger's main stree tonight for a moment disturbed the already excited citizens and the street TEXAS FAIR OFFICIAL PROGRAM FOR WEEK OF SEPT 23 TO 28 DAILY PROGRAM MONDAY September School All children of public school age admitted free to the main gate on this day A Roby and Merkel High Schools At the grandstand P find High Schools At grandstand F Sadler's Company In a supper show In the auditorium p Winter den free al the grand- stand F Sadler's Company in regular evening show in the auditorium Same program as thj p m show DAILY FEATURES SITION Shows on the Midway from in the morning until near midnight Interesting exhibits of cultural products Livestock Poultry lud Fine Arts and Merchants and products In tbe six big exposition buildings open from a m to p m The famous Cowboy Band playing free concerts and for all shows at the grandstand both afternoon and evening SEPTEMBER SI P West Ro- deo Horse Show Polo Game and Fony Races al the grand- stand F Company In Supper Show In the auditorium P Garden free at grandstand P Sadler's Company in regular evening show In flic auditorium The same program as the p m show which will be a full change from the previous day WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER Day P Races 000 cash prizes for the winners r Company In Supper Shaw A full change of program from the previous day In the P Garden free at the grand- stand P Sadler's Company in regular evening show The same program as the p m show THURSDAY SEPTEMBER M Ex-Service Men's Day A for all men their families starts at chamber of commerce Special tickets cured there tor each man and members of their im- mediate families Children 75 cents Ticket will allow free parking for auto admission to main fair gate at any time during day o rue and speaking program on grounds at p m and io Military Maneuver program at p m A business district See PROGRAM Fao S ing with activity as workmen new hay and prepared to receive the 450 kings and queens of the animal will be ten ings of vie with displays of any other exposition In the state if they measure up lo early entries and showings brought In Saturday The agricultural building is crowded Twenty-one communities and six counties will have displays there by noon Monday ual exhibits and showings from boys and girls 4-H clubs were ar- ranged Saturday all under the di- rection of C Metz Heald county demonstration agent who Is super- intendent of the agricultural de- and Miss Caroline Chambers comfy demonstration agent who labored with tors until far Into the night ar- ranging displays The fine arts building was alive with workers Saturday ment heads and assistants labored to arrange culinary and extile exhibits of the women's de- to make up for time lost waiting for the completion of the to a point where displays ould be placed The plant and lower booth was practically d by Saturday night in the building where la sum STREET Police Believe Death Due to Suicide But Hunt Mart For Questioning Special to the Sept pistol bullet in her chest Mrs Daniels fell fatally wounded between two cars parked at the court house curb here at Saturday afternoon The square wan jammed with a Saturday crowd but no witnesses had been found by police tonight Mrs Daniels who came here month ago from Ereckenridge to a daughter of S F A short time before the ing Mrs Daniels paid her rent at a tourist hotel and left with a man in a coupe The man sought for questioning not been by police late tonight My God have mercy on me and my the dying woman gasped -as a woman ran to her sistance after the shot was fired She was taken to a hospital Wit died without making any further Beside the wounded woman on lavement police found a pistol a of cigarettes a small die of clothing arid a flask There were no powder burns around the wound but one of Mrs Daniels legs was scorched by a powder burn Police were inclined to believe lie woman fired the fatal shot but continued working on the theory that she may lave been murdered The report was that sho was out of ment losing her position in the afe today Funeral arrangements had not made late tonight will be on display this Manufacturers Section Manufacturers exhibits were laced in the first floor of the fine arts building and In the stucco used by women's The entire mezzanine floor f this structure Is this year given ver to schools and there students om Simmons University McMurry Abilene Christian college and National Business alleges worked busily on nd interesting displays Saturday and afternoon Colored women's are be- g placed on Hie first floor of the ucco building formerly used for le women's department In the merchant's exhibition representatives of 25 of e best known firms in Abilene cut all of Saturday decorating and booths in FAIR 7
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