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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THEIflEATHER WEST ptrt cloudy warmer Friday Volume THURSDAY JANUARY Number 126 ERICAWI CHINA Amendment To Tax University Lands Brings Hot Debate TWO WEST YEXANS HIGHWAY BOARD Former Cabinet Officer Is Dead At least two West Ben Russell of Baird and Colorado urged upon Gov ernor Dan yesterday for appointment to the state high The third whom Governor Moody lias declared he wishes to be an engineer or contractor with experience in road is yet to be Cone Tyler and Houston business have already been Cuinrnings ofAbi lene said today in Austin fol lowing a conference between Governor Moody and a delega of West Texas legislators headed by Homer man ager of the West Texas Cham ber of Commerce that the dele gation asked that the third commissioner come from within a one hundred mile radius of The delegation asked Moody to name a West Texan as the third Cato Sells of Fort Worth is in Austin and has been mentioned as the third Moody is re potted to have asked the delegation whther Sells would be acceptable and to have the reply that he would if he has the interests of West Texas Moody Wednesday submitted No Individual Is Blamed In Inquiry Into Death Of Ten Students At Round By The Associated Press ROUND for the grade crossing crash here last week mained unfixed except for a gen era agreement that it was an act of when the in vestigation board of the Missouri Pacific railway adjourned here this mist and were for the deaths of the ten Baylor University students who in the bus struck by the passenger train Much that was shockingin the reo vrteti LVMAN J VIEW First War Loan Popularized By Gage By The Associated Press SAN tj the senatefor confirmation the names of Sterling and Sterlingwould be bbair man of the succeedingEu gene and would serve six Johnson would succeed George Robertson and serve four Thenames were referred to the committee on nominations and likely will not be acted upon until the third member is All indications are that they will be confirmed without a dissenting prominent busi ness architect and construc tion engineer of this is prom inently mentioned for apointment third member of the state ay of ghastly details of the ac w imiu wnc Highway commission both here and bul little that was incrimi nating in any wise was brought to Members of the train crew told of picking up arms and legs and dismembered removing a mutilated man from the front of the and of rending cries and bewildered sup Woolscy Describes Wreck Mayor Woolsey of Round told one of the most graphic stories of the I heard the noon whistle blow at Since Governor Moody has Indi cated he will appoint an engineer to the position and as the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and legislators from this section are asking that a West Texan be placed on the friends of Whipkey throughout the Colorado section are backing Whipkey is the owner of one of the most successful businesses in West He is in a posi tion to sacrifice his time and has at the lime kiln he and i consented to do so should he be saw the bus coming at slow j offerecl the He is a graduate of the Texas Col class of 1911 and has had 1C years of actual experience in engi I noticed that the glass of its was smeared with I started down the alley to post office and noticed the the bus j necring and construction pick up Then I heard the j Local citizens who are train whistle for the It appeared to me the driver of the bus tried to make the Then I saw a boy jump out of the bus apparently Weir whose friend Abe Kelley pushed him to safety and next the bus swerved to the left with the train right on The engine hit the Whipkey say that his name been before the Governor for som5 time and they are expecting ap In addition to promi nent citizens of the local chamber of commerce and county many citizens of Waco and other places have rallied to the car a little past the center and j campaign for Among scooted it down the track for little then dropped it to the Ran To Scene I saw a boy drop off the left side of the engine and I realized fully what had I told Trusdel J filling sta tion to phone for the and ran clown there to the I got there somebody was helping Coach Wolf up from the He was Some boy wanted to know whero all the blood on his face was coming Telegraph section the Round Rock agent and train officials all Each declared that the weather was just like it is by which they meant that it was misting although it was colder Saturday than Services Held For Head By The Associated Press eral services for Miss Florence director of the Dallas Academy of Speech and died Tuesday afternoon at her home were held Wed nesday She was a sis tfnof the late president of the MissburiKansas Texas railway who dfcd Decem ber 10 in Burial the leaders in the move to obtain his nomination is Cole man of vicepresident of the West Texas Chamber of Com Lyman secretary of the treasury under President McKin lejr and known banking died at his Point Loma home at oclock today at the age of 90 Lyman Judson Secretary of the Treasury n the cabinets of Presidents McKinley and Rose velt from 1897 to will be re membered for having first popu larized an American war At the beginning of the Spanish American war 1s98 Congress authorized the issuance of in bonds bearing 3 percent Doubt was expressed whether bonds at so low a rate could be sold except at a discount but the entire loan was absorbed by Individual offers for amounts less than more than The experiment was a justif i able the former Secretary was and it worked out in FRANK MORRIS IS WELCOMED TO WORTH Four Hundred Members Of Flock Greet Pastor On His Arrival BY GENE FOWLER Universal Service Staff Correspondent FORT Frank Norris was welcomed home here this About 400 members of his flock met the pastor who was acquitted yesterday in Austin of the slaying of Chipps in the ministers study last July The Norris had asked his friends not to celebrate his arrival at the inter They obliged their demonstration for which began at saving church Party Arrives Early The Norris party arrived at He had come from the scene of his 16 days of trial and of his dramatic accompanied by two cf his and close The pastor traveled by way of a way to strengthen the national The fact that it was cov ered by subscriptions times exhibited to all countries the spirit of the people as nothing e and instantly impressed oth er powers with a senseof the re sources at the command of the United States should a larger struggle Twenty years later the United States sold nearly of bonds to finance the world war above the amount offered for subscrip Gage was born in De June the son of i The family removed to in 1848 where Lyman attended the Rome At 17 he entered the Oneida N Central iJarik as ixn office serv ing until 1855 when he went to Chicago and books In a plan ing mill office until In that year he went with the Merchants Loan Trust Company or Chicago where he remained until 1868 when he was made cashier of the First National Bank of subsequently becoming its vice See LTMAX Page 4 Plans For Relocation Of Texas Prison System Are Advanced By Naming Of Baker Commissioner By The Associated Press for the relocation of the Texas penitentiary system were consid ered to have been advanced Wed nesday by Governor Pan Moodys appointment of Austin and Houston business to the prison He suc ceeds As chairman of the Texas com mittee on prisons and prison Baker has advocated a cen tral location of the prison sys This committee is support ing the Teer relocation bill now before the 40 as well as a bill creating an unsala ried prison board of nine mem with authority to employ a general Will Houston business and Austin at were named regents of Texas Both arc grad uates of State Baker largely was instru mental in having the Texas com mittee on prisons and prison labor make a scientific survey of Texas and facts developed by the survey are cited by the com mittee as reasons why the main unit at Huntsville and the Brazos river farms should be and the system The Teer moved to Central bill will locate the system in one of 28 counties near Hogg and like Sterling of Houston and Cone Johnson of appointed Tues day to the Highway are expected to encounter little or no when they are submictd to the senate for con interurban The vindicated slayer of Chipps seemed very happy on his home he strove to be He had asked members of his one of the largest church groups in the not to indulge a vociferous demon stration at the Refuses To Comment The militant preacher and funda mentalist refused to comment on remarks attributed to him in Aus He there as having1 predicted a shakeup in Fort municipal affairs as probable result of his He was repre snted as having declared that Meacham and city manager Carr of Fort would resign These men were named in the trial as having been instrumental In inspiring alleged persecution of the pastor on ac count of his civic crusade After his reception at Third and Main streets the pastor and party prepared for the Thanksgiving meeting at the First Baptist The Norris had been absent from his pulpit for three Resolution Is Sent Back To Committee Bill On Also By The Associated Press Fhe house Wednesday stagec the two hottest so far of the fortieth on proposed constitutional amend ments to tax Texas University VOTERSTODAY TO USE 1925 TAX RECEIPTS Ten Changes In Charter Of City To Be Decided In Election Poll tax receipts for ob tained a year qualify one to vote here today in the special city charter amendment Pos session of the 1926 which may be purchased to January dees not entitle one to vote That Is the opinion given last lands in West make elective Texas and the office By The Associated Press son of who was slain in a gun battle with county officers near here last night after he had killed Zeak Horton a and wounded three was arrested Stanley was charged with stab bingJack upon whose com plaint the officers had gong to ar rest Stanley for selling Two women and four men were being held today as material wit Sheriff Arthur stab bed In the is suffering from severe knife Another by stander was slightly hurt by a stray Rescue Near For Men Aboard Tug By The Associated Press MICHIGAN A steel ice crusher from Chicago arrived off the Michigan City shore late today and began the task of crushing its way through three miles of to the fishing tug held fast with three men aboard In the floes which skirt Lake With rescue the three men are believed to have euffl supplies An airplane yesterday delivered clothing and coal to The crew of the ice crusher planned to rescue the tug and iow it to if but if the ice proved too thick the men were to be removed atanciioned and the tug ion of Jim rated one of Texas greatest gov SeePEN 4 Enthusiasm Expressed At East Texas Chamber Meet enthusiasm for the program of the East Texas Cham ber of Commerce was voiced by delegates to the regional meeting of that organization here despite the fact that bad weather cut down the The con ference adjourned at 4 George commissioner of addressed the con vention in the secretary of respectively Kefusing to accept Eepresen tative Herschel Boggs heated declaration that West Texans are gentlemen as a deciding argument the house voted 90 to 37 to refer back to a committee his university tax which already had been reported Subject to Connty Tax Representative Fly of warmly over rode formidable opposition and championed ais secretary of state measure to The vote on It was 97 to Boggs proposed amendment would make acres of Texas University land In 17 Texas counties subject to county taxation the same as other In Representative Alfr3d Petich of one of three vigorous opponents of the wanted to know If West Texans might decide to organize various sorts of local taxation dis tricts and thus burden the land If the amendment should Certainly not The people of West Texas are Boggs flared There was laughter and Boggs sought to convince the house that citizens of the counties would not take undue ad vantage of an opportunity to tax the He said the university now realizes a month from the but that county taxes under the amendment would not run over a Land is a Burden he this land is a burden saddled on West One county alone has from which it gets not one cent of I am a loyal supporter of the University of but dont believe rural school children should suffer from insufficient See Page 4 Hubby Resigns As State Game Head cause of his desire to spend more time with his Turner Hubby has resigned as fish and oyster effective February he said It is understood the resignation will be accepted by Governor Dan Tucker of Longview is those who have been men tioned as Hubbys Hubby pointed out that po sitions held by him during the past 25 years have required his being away almost constantly from his Waco and that when he accepted the post it was with the understanding he was tc serve only two American Fliers Are Entertained B A R R Herbert commander of the American Pan American fliers and Captain Ira Yeaker arrived here today from where they had left their planes while making a brief trip to The San FrancLico and for Carte where tomorrow they will join the other two planes of the the New York and San Thereunited the argosy then will the mile While in Bogota the aviators Avero entertained by officials ami receiver by President Miguel Aba did night by Claude state at torney general to the Morning News over long distance telephone from The election today is to be held at two places the Parish House North Third and Orange street for north side and the South First street for those living south of the Ten changes In different sec tions of the city charter are to be acted Because the election Is being after the close of 1926 but IB PROTECT before the legal time limit for pay Ing th 1926 poll tax has a question arosa as to whether the 1925 purchased up to January or to the 192G now should entitle voters cast their Both City Attorney Thomas Mayor Charles Coombes the same opin ion however appeared to the attorney generals department for an As Hayden was out of town last night It was not possible to learn whether he had received a reply from Pollards statement was made to a who talked to him over telephone from state hia hotel in the Open Port Law Is Wiped Off Book In Court Ruling Crfm nal Appeals Court Wednesday made final its decision which wip d the Open Port law off Texas statute by overruling a states motion for rehearing in the case of convicted of assault on a railway guard In Pot er Potters convictoin was reversed and dismissed Water Pollution Taught In School By The Associated Press Stream pollution and contamina ion of other above ground muni cipal water supply sources occu pied the attention Wednesday of he ninth annual Texas school for vaterworks and filter plant oper Support of the public is neces ary to eliminate stream pollution ind an educational campaign to hat end is reporting as chairman of he stream pollution old the A nominal anglers half of the revenue from goes toward elimination or stream pol was one of the measures BY WILLIAM PLYTHE Universal Service Staff Correspondent United States tonight ap proved Chinas struggle for but warned the revolu tionists that American warships will protect Americans unless and until China is able to do This pronouncement was contained in a formal statement of policy issued by Secretary of State to be published simultaneously in It was in response to a memorandum on the subject from Great Britain a month ago and to a house urging independent action in dealing with the The United States promised to put into effect as soon as possible tariff autonomy and abandon extra territorially rights now enjoyed bythis country in Always Desired Unity The independence and prosperity of China have always been desired by this it was Lives Of Americans And Other Foreigners In Chinese I By Universal The menace to American lives and property in China became more acute today as two mighty Chi nese armies converged on Shang hai and according to re ports to the state Whether or not a clash between the American and allied naval forces and the Chinese can be avoided was said to be entirely a matter for It was regarded as certain that the Brit ish troops now onroute to China could not reach Shanghai in time to avert a clash and that the bur den of the task of protecting for irould fall upon the iiuvai and land forces already Every etfort was being made through diplomatic channels to prevent the threatened iVhich officials declared would amount to little less than whole sale slaughter on both It was pointed out at the White House that any overtures for the withdrawal of American interests n China would have to bo done diplomatic channels and that the immediate task of pro tecting American lives and prop rty is an entirely different ques Voice Amplifiers Voted by House Texas house today voted to Install voice amplifiers in the hall of rep despite the fact that Representative Moore of Cooper declared that are about 150 loud peakers in here The In tallatlon Is to cost Lee Satterwhite of ormer speaker of the in isted that he could reach any part if the hall without an ut Representative Rawlins as erted the devices would be a boon o the low voiced members who have to strain their tonsils to be icard Browning Taking Time Out To Prepare His Part Of Court Show Featuring Marital Difficulties By The Associated Press COURT H O U WHITE separation suit trial of Edward New was given a day intermission with the realtor himself reserved the man of eccen If not of for the fourth and fifth acts Monday and Frances Peaches Heenan the 16 year old ended her side of the caae this with the ex ception of testimony from one That witness believed to be an will not go it was announced in until all thft rest of the is Monday will sec the real begin ning1 of Browning when hia witnesses will take the ataud in rebuttal of Brownings charges of During the a girl formerly a restau rant testified in support of Mra after testimony offered by Carolyn mother of and a friend and guest of Mr The two middle aged women told of occasions when Browning had suffered fright at her hus bands Tho auburn haired ex slightly older than thd girl wifeof the was a surprise testifying that last Satur day Browning told hor he would makti It for her if sbo could and See 4 ofgovernment11 tfeW policy The United States offered to negotiate separate treaties or deal with China But it was em phazied that any negotiations ara impossible until there Ig a govern ment in China with which this gov ernment may No such gov ernment now and because of this menace to American lives and United States war ships are prepared to intervene on behalf of it was ex To Prevent Clash The state department frankly ad mitted that the declaration of poli cy was issued In EH eleventh hour effort to prevent a clash with the if not a massacre of A mericans in the many The statement was cabled to all Ameri can consuls In China to be given to the native press in the hope that assurance of American friendship would stay imminent antiforeign In some diplomatic quarters the pronouncement was construed as placing upon Great Britain the bulk of the burden in furnishing protection to foreigners in The state department that the policy merely re fers to the negotiation of new and that in the matter of protecting foreigners the United States will continue to act in con cert with the other Marching On Two Cities The state department made no effort to minimize the gravity of the Reports indicate that two Chinese armies are converg ing on Hankow and the latter place the home of thousands of Americans and other Confidential advices indicate that even while fighting among them selves for the control of the armies are united in their war for the extermination or expulsion of It was regarded as almost Im possible that a clash can be delayed until the British forces now en route to China can reach and as more than likely that thd allied forces now concentrated at Shanghai would have to meet Admiral Clarence commander in chief of the can fleet in Asiatic is ranking naval officer and as supreme This govern ment expects him to use his own judgment in the employment of the American naval but to act in concert with the other nations represented and do whatever he thinks necessary for the it was Six Persons Die In Explosion At Basketball Game By The Associated Press persona wore killed and possibly a dozen seriously tonight by the explosion of acetylene gnu in Ward inA amusement hal basketball faint wat ift
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