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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST and Friday Volume THURSDAY JANUARY NUMBER WITNESS Barrels Per Day FOR MURDER Crossfire Of Defense Is Directed At States Circumstantial Chain Of By The Associated Press CORPUS heavy cross fire at the states heralded chain of circumstantial evidence with vrkich it hopes to convict Frank Bonner of the murder of Barnes and Jesse Barnes in a bomb and testi mony destined to build up an featured the day in the bomb murder trial here The state rested its case at oclock and the defense moved for an instructed The motion was and the defense plunged into its intro ducing in a short time two wit nesses who stated positively that Bonner was at Austin at 9 and 11 oclock on the morning of Novem ber The bomb was sent by express from San Antonio at about oclock on the morn ing of November previous testi mony had brought Wife Testifies Dorothy Barnes wife of the defendant and daugh ter or he bomb testified that she had seen and talked to Bonner at 9 oclock and gave her reasons for remembering the date A had intended to take some pictures of her danc ing class that day and she was concerned about Shesaid she asked Banner to arrange for taking the pictures and he said he would see Henry at 11 oclock Henry testified he saw Bonner at the class at 11 oclock that he did not take a quiz which was given the class on that and that he took the pictures of the dancing class on November I never showed those pictures tfe he I finished the pictures on November and learned that Dorothy and Barnes had left for San Reputation Was Good He said Bonners reputation that he had no bad habits and that he was popular with his Henry Bolton of former classmate of was unable to definitely whether Bonner was the electrical engineering class in We were the best of Bolton He praised Bonners reputation and Three Mexican Juan Santiago Mendoza and Raul attempted to identify Bonner as the man in the Ford but beyond saying that man in the coupe rtdd little to the states All three described the circum stances surrounding the shipping of the teHingin detail how they had been approached by the man in the and their Boy Was Paid Quarter Mendoza said he shipped the package at the IGN express sta tion in San being paid a said he signed the name Juan appears on j the express companys copy of the because he was thinking box contained whis He thought of the name on the spur of the he testi Lon chief defense sald tonight he was confident of a favorable and said he j would finish the presentation of defense testimony early Harry whom the state earlier had indicated was one of its chief arrived in Corpus Christ this but was not called to the Frisco Saoulpa Terminal Will Be Moved to Tulsa By The Associated The Louis tnd San Francisco railroad was crrantorl permission to move its nnd terminal from Sa Pllpa to hy a decision Riven fn federal court here ovrrullng injunction issued by the State Corporation Deported Again BISHOP PASCUAL DIAZ Mexican Prelate Not Permitted to Enter Guatemala MEXICO Bishop Pascual who was deported to Guatemala the Mexican government and refused admittance to that country because of 4t law prohibitingtheentry of now Is at under guard of federal accord ingto word received here by Where Bishop Diaz is being sent next Is known only to government tut it is generally be lieved his destination will be Salina for deportation Bishop who was secretary of the Catholic episcopate of was arrested over a week Youth Adrift On Ice Cake In Lake Erie Off Cleveland By The Associated Press Police and coast guardsmen to night had been unable to reach a youth adrift on an ice cake in Lake Police had not learned the boys name The ice cake drifted turning so that the youth had a difficult time in keeping his Guardsmen lost track of the youth in the darkness as the ice cake travelled further from The firetug John Farley was ordered out to join in the rescue attempt and succeeded in plowing out to open The large searchlights of the tug cut into the blackness over the lake in an at tempt to relocate the drifting Eliminate Office Holders Is Plea Of Senator Reed Ey The Associated Press NEW Pleading for the elimination of Jhoardes of snoopers and who swarm over the land like the lice of Egypt devouring the substance of the Senator Deoo tonight advocated a determined reversion of constitutional principles of federat ed government and the reestablish ment of human liberty as the high aim of political Speaking before the annual con vention of the National Boot and Shoe Manufacturers the senator summarized his polit ical pointing to a score of problems pressing for disposi tion and presented a statement of the principles which he believed should control in consideration of the more far reaching BOY IS KILLED By The Associated Press Leon was killed here this afternoon when an automatic pistol with which lie and a companion were play Ing win discharged The bullet pierced tho boys He was a son of Charles THIS Hi Six Producers In Field Show No Signs Of Di minishing Others Are Nearing Noodle Creeks siz oil well produced a total of 609 12 barrels during the 24 hour ending at 7 Wednesday With field production improv rather than diminishing one well was on the pay anc expected to be swabbing 01 this morning and another ol the closein tests was drilling below feet following sev eral days of delay due to motor To Bnild Model Camp As the Phillips Petroleum Com panys three new the Tessie Beasley 1 and Thornton 1 neared completion announcement that the same company will build a model camp at Noodle Dome to accommodate its rapidly growing Several a garage a warehouse and other modern buildings will be on Walling and Winter Exceptional consistency for wells producing from a formation consisting in part of lime is being shown by those on Noodle Dome Phillips Joe Winter the which came Jn last September continues its average of mere than 400 barrels daily as does Joe Winter second completion of the Midwests 1 Thornton whch not morethan 200 barrels In a day during the first three now pumps more than 350 barrels each Its daily average being above 400 barrels The third completion Phillips which never swabbed more than 90 Is a 200 barrel well on the The fourth completion Mason of tho Marland which appeared to be worth not more 50 barrels before it was given a smoll and which even then did not respond for several now averages almost 200 barrels a In addition to the rigs of the Phillips discoverer of the the Midwest Exploration Company is digging the slush pit for its Thornton one location south of which is pumping an average of 400 barrels The Phillips company was also digging the pit for its 3 Joe one location east of 2 Midwest Exploration Companys 2 Ira one location west of drilling at hole full of water motor trouble caused a shut down from Saturday night to Wednesday af Marland Oil Companys 2 underreaming at Marjand Oil Companys 3 bailing out total depth preparing to drill Phillips Petroleum Companys 2 1 Beasley and 1 Ira buildin Phillips Petroleum Companys 3 Joe digging slush See NOODLE Page 4 i No Arrests Made In Noodle Dome Hotel Robbery county officers are Nearly two days of investigation have not yielded a single clue in connection with the daring hotel holdup early Tuesday morning at Noodle new oil boom town near by two unmasked The two robbers rifled the hotels safe and shook down the hotel clerk ard several guests who were fn the lob About in cash and cur rency was The robbery 5s the first major theft crime In oil The two bandits registered at the hotel Monday Shortly after midnight they In the lobby and staged JOINT SESSION TO HEAR DAKS SPEECH TOB AY New Governor Has A Busy First Day Iti Office Has Many Visitors By The Associated Press who Wednesday put in a busy first day as Thurs day morning at 11 o clock here will read his first mes sage to a joint session of the 40th Texas youngest governor an nounced shortly after his inaugu ration Tuesday that he would ask a joint session to hear This was taken as a gesture of friend liness toward the lawmaking and the serving of notice the chief executive is desirous of cooperating with the The house Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for a joint which reconvenes at 10 which recovenes at 10 oclock Thursday will pass a simi lar To Make Suggestions Moody is expected to make many recommendations respecting Moodys office was crowded throughout the many of the visitors being appointment seekers or friends of appointment and Moody paid their first visit together to the execu likely will take jtossessfeSn Appointment of Charles Kreuger of Belleville special judge in an Austin county condemnation suit was Moodys first official By The Associated Press posals were made from the house floor late Wednesday that the en tire body of 150 representatives visit the central plants of the state prison system for informa toin to guide action on pending bills providing concentration and administrative The question probably will be threshed out Thursday afternoon when Chairman Lee Satterwhite of the house penitentiary committee will explain his resolution to send the committee on an inspection No session was held today by the which will recovene Thursday The prison program Is generally conceded to be one of the most important problems before the fortieth Many proposed are in bills including changes in increasing the num ber of prison commissioners and a nonsalaried prison By The Associated Press ing her two year term as gover which ended Miriam Ferguson granted clem ency of which were full a final check of the records in the secretary of states office showed She granted 829 condition al 39 G restorations of 207 679 fur 12 commutation of death sentences to life eight com rmitations of life sentences to short 61 remissions or re ductions of bond forfeitures 77 See Page 4 Decision Is Reached After White House Parley Early Action Is Asked Of By The Associated Press Direct loans to former service men on their bonus certificates by the veterans bureau was agreed upon today at a White House conference and early congressional consider ation of the proposal was promis Director Hines of the bureau said after a conference with Presi dent Coolidge that there was an obligation on the part of the gov ernment to make the loans and ne would ask congress to authorize Early Consideration Chairman Green of the house ways and means an nounced later he would ask the committee to consider at an early date an authorization for the bu reau to make the General Hines would have the veterans bureau act as a supple service to the permitting veterans either from the banks or the gov ernment at the same interest rate Money for the in surance certificates already has been appropriated up to their present value and this could be he to make the Only a small additional appropria tion to meet the cost of increased administrative work would be re Banks CoOperating General Hines told the president that banks in every state were now lending on the insurance certifi cates and that about loans with a value of had been The three million certificates now outstanding had a total loan value at on January 1 and this will It is esti mated to a total of by next January New York Pastor Withdraws From Supreme Kingdom By The Associated Press NEW John Roach fundamental ist pastor of Calvary Baptist told his congregation to night that he is no longer con nected with the Supreme founded recently at Because of opportunity for per manence and abiding service to Calvary Baptist Strat ton I will not have time to devote to further work with the Supreme Kingdom with other organizations of a local or sectional He denied that he had been ask ed to resign from the church anil added that the entire official body of the church had expressed de votion to West Texas Petroleum Men WiF Gather Today in San Angelo i 01 Two Day Discussion of Problems By The Associated Press SAN The second annual West Texas petro eum opening here Thursday for a two days will be attended by several per sons nationally including Waits Phillips of Ok rated as Americas most successful independent and George Miller of Ponca one of the owners of the famous 101 They will be aboard the private car of Kemper of Kansas president of the Kansas and Orient Railway with other Oklahoma and Kansas capl allsts and oil Phillips re cently sold his oil interests ftr orty million Kemper and other offieinls m an inspection of which n 3927 expects lo closing between lines In ami between Alpine and thereby completing a continental Mayor Holcomb will wel come the visitors at the first busi ness session at 3 oclock Thursday Ed Perry of Tulsa will respond and Judson Well ver of New York director of public relations of the American Petroleum will deliver an Lev of president of the Big Lake Oil Com will A committee of which James Bermingharn of Fort Worth Is will re port on permanent Convention leaders today thought it unlikely that an association will he since most of the op erators In West Texas arc mem JerM of the MidContinent Oil and das which serves any purposo for which a regional body iiiisht and Anfftlo considers the convention its own OIL SMITHS FATE NOW IS IIP TO SENATEVOTE Ballot To Be Taken Today On Seating of Illinois Appointee By The Associated Press With few cf them doubting that the answer would be in senators today debated for five and a half hours whether Frank of even tem porarily shall have a seat among them and then deferred a vote until Unofficial polls made late in the day by some leaders showed 46 mostly Democrats and Republican against seating Smith pending an Inxestl gation of his and 39 Including three Democrats and the Republican old for admin istering the oath of im mediately and investigating him The polls took into account ten senators who are ex pected to be Closer Thau Expected This lineup was closer than had been expected before Smith arrived here It was elJmei that the majority against seating him after the investigation would bo much With a colorful stage set for It by packed gaHeHes and Crowds the senate began what may prove an historic fight an hour earlier than but as the argument proceeded along drab legal lines with few flashes of repartee to relieve its dullness is crowds thinned Through it save for a few minutes devoted to Smith sat in a massive high backed regular piece of senate furniture placed against the east wall of the chamber on the Republican Reed IJeads Opponents Entering the chamber some time before the session started the sen atordesignate was conducted to his place by Senator Re opened ths fight to have his credentials ac cepted and the oath immediately Leading the group of in opposition stood Senator whom Smith faced across the narrow strip of a table at Chicago last July to assume full responsibility for the acceptance by the managers of Ills senatorial primary campaign of from operators of public utilities over which the ommerce commission had The acceptance of these contribu tions from the basis not only of the effort now being made to prevent Smith from taking a seat jut of a renewed effort that will be made if he presents his cre dentials at the next session of con gress to which he was elected last November after the disclosures be fore the Reed ONViSITTOM Pioneer Fugitives Are Believed Caught By The Associated Press believed to be Ernest and Buster notorious Implicated in tho Mayfield post office and an accom plice are under arrest in on a charge of automobile pending the ar rival of federal post officeau Lyman post office inspector in tho Paducah who word from authorities at of the Kansas Heave for Manhattan to determine whether or not the prisoners are the men manager of the West Texas Chamber of Is in Austin this wed to establish the legislative bureau of the region al organization there during the regular session of the fortieth He will watch legis lative matters of general and matters of particular interest to West of tne West Txas of Commerce are free to mil inn organi zation legifclativr biirfu In Austin upon any matter of intercut to their BY GENE POWLEE Universal Service Staff Correspondent slain last July 17 by the Frank had a companion as he climbed the stairs leading to the Fort Worth pastors The then on his Tray to his was accompan ied by a man called Doc The Doc39 Redmond testified to by Ridgc here this injected another witness into a case that is becoming surfeited with beholders and nearbeholders of the strange Ridgeway is a deputy game commis he practiced in Fort His wife is connected with the Nor ris church The on July had parked a Ford sedan near the entrance to the stairway of the Norris church business He was in the back He could see half way up the In testimony intended to refute the eyewitness story of Roxia Parker for tho Ridgeway positive he had Been neither por women pass up or down That exception occurred Ridgreway had been sitting in his car for an Saw Two Men Go Question by Marvin Simpson of defense counsel What attracted your attention before you hoard1 shots saw two men goinsr up the longwas that the tragedy linvp to my best 3 and j min had attracted your at tention before to the was said or done there by the men of a large man in a dark and the younger man in his shirt came up the The large man was walking1 When they wera oppositeme the large man wheeled and faced the young How Will I Know Him if did say spoke in a large He said How in the hell will I know him if I seehim did the young man say cant recall his exact My my best recollec tion Is he said something come you now know who the men were The big1 man was The youngman was you where Red mond Is now Here in the witness The two men went up the When ho heard the four Rfdgeway got out of his carHo paused at the foot of the Then he went up and saw the body of He found the Revn Norris in the main business office said I hated but I to do Special prosecutor Wild Bill brought out in cross examination that pas tor is NorrLs that his wiCc draws a salary from the Norris Did Not Sec Nntt Although the defenses chief eyewitness is Fort Worth Ridgeway did not elford County Expires onel Sam widely known and land owner of Albany died here this morning1 from a stroke of suffered at his homo Monday after Webb was born at La Grange on June and while a young man moved to Houston where he enteerd the First Xational Bank and later became Ill health forced him to move west and he came to Shackelford county about 3883 and had been one of the pio neers in the growth and develop ment in this area for the last 40 was first president of the Al bany National bank here when it was organized in 1901 and served in that capacity until January 192C when he He was re tained as chairman of the board and director of the institution he had served so Ho was in political circles and years ago served in the Texas He was delegate to the Democratic convention in New York in Colonel Webb was a well known Mason and Shrkier of ami took a prom inent part in its In Novem he was elevated of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free and also was a member of tho Elks lodge of Colonel Webb traveled exten sively during the latter years of his With Webb he made a tour through Europe and North Africa during 1920 and had made several hunting trips to Alaska where he had many j In his travels he had several thrilling being saved from drowning by a faithful In dian guide and several years ago was captured in Mexico by bandits while but was released through the intercession of a Mex ican Surviving Webb arc his wife and seven and 14 grand The children are banker of Albany Russ of Dallas Ward of Waco of Dal las Miller and Matthews of Funeral services will be held in Albany at 10 oclock Thursday morning with interment in the Al bany Uncle Sam Uninterested In Florida Racing Fight By The Associated Preys will have to keep its legal action involving racing in Us own This fact was disclosed today when it became known that Fed eral Judge Lake Jones refused to consider a petition for an Injunc tion against nil county to restrain them from Interfering wfh horse TlTJ court held that it had no Jurisdiction in the See NORR1S Page 4 Coast Guard Cutter Goes To Aid Rammed Steamer By The Associated Press The coast guard cutter Gresham to night was stesming to the aid an unidentified schooner reported rammed today by the Clyde liivs steamer William marine superintendent of the ClydJ said at his home Parks said ho had received word of the ramming the cap tain of the The nania of the schooner was not ht First reports were thut thci steamer Seminole was in a collis but Inquiry this uhip is in New York
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