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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE NEWS THE WEATHER WEST cloudy local coldtr in north west portlont Friday purtiy colder In southeast VOLUME 1 THURSDAY MARCH TWELVE PAGES Number Earthquake Death Toll In Japan May Reach Mark Japan Offered Aid After Florida Hurricane One American Loses Life In By Universal Service March Dis patches to tltis city tonight from indicate a fear that the death toll inthe Japanese earthquake may reach five This appalling figure is based on the official report from the Kyoto which states that in that dis trict lives were Other points in the stricken area report varied loss of from 250 to Thousands Injured Thousands of Japanese are in jured and it is expected that many of these will die from exposure and lack of quick medical attend Floods are inundating the de vastated sections adding to the suffering of the earth quakes TVhole tracts of the country are deserted and in some of the towns and bodies strew the streets while the maimed and injured of left to shift for them A report to London from Kobe L tonight states that there are Starvation Threatens Starvation faces many thou sands of The complete demoralization of traffic facilities is largely responsible for this Gales and heavy rain add to the plight of the By Universal Service March 9 Phil anthropic America stands ready tonight to go to the aid of President Coolidge today asked the American Red Cross to learn at once the extent of damage and suffering caused by the earth quake and to ascertain every means by which assistance by the United States would be of Ernest director of in sular and foreign operations of the Red dispatched a message of sympathy offer of through the Department of Japan Would Aid Japan was quick to proffer aid when Southeastern Florida was by hurricane last Sep A total of was Jesse Glenn of New was the only American killed in the earth Earl consul at reported to the state de Schultz was thrown into the sea from the gangplank of the at Kobe during the The only property damage suf fered by Americans was the de struction of Standard Oil Com yffanys warehouses at FordJew Feud In Federal Courts HENRY FORD Henry worlds richest must face a federal court summons Tuesday and reveal the conspiracy which he that exists among Jews to gouge the United He has been made defendant in a suit one million dollars damages by Aaron Sapiro of lawyer and outstand ing authority on farmers coop erative See story on page Testimony May Be Heard Twice In Case Against Millionaire Oil Wars Greatest Hero To Speak In Abilene Twice Today A delegation of legionnaires will welcome Alvin the world wars greatest to Abilene York will arrive in Buffalo Gap this morning at oclock on the Santa He will be greeted there by Roy Boyd Mc Dott Frank Ed Hughes and possibly by Mapor Charles He is to appear tonight at Pauls Methodist church under the auspices of Parramore Post of the American He will be a guest at the Lions club luncheon at noon today and at will speak at McMurry By The Associated Press March in the senates con tempt case against Harry Sin clair may taken twice in the District of Columbia supreme once with tho jury and again with the jury After listening to all day argu ments on the question of whether the pertinency of thequestions which the millionaire oil operator refused to answer In the Teapot Dome inquiry is one of law or of Justice Hitz announced to day that would begin talking testimony as to pertinency to The who under the prac tice here In a misdemeanor case are not locked will be given a holiday while the defense and the government present large sections of the voluminous record written by the senateoil After considering this Justice Hitz will decide whether it shall go to the Should he hold that the question of perti nency is one for himself and not the jury to determine the evidence under the present rulings would be withheld from the In that event the only facts the jury would have to would be whether Sinclair was summonedby the senate com mittee whether he appeared whether the questions set out in the indictment were asked and whether he refused to answer Before the lawyers got Into their hours of the government formally rested its case without calling any additional witnesses and George chief coun sel for the made his opening statement to the Indianas Printed Word Baltic Of JA 1 Gentleman Editor Climaxed With 2AZ tAf Impeachment Of Opposing Judge fermans To Probe Lusitania Tragedy By Universal Service March If efforts to raise the the British lin er torpedoed by a German subma rine in 19 are Ger many will likely demand that Ger man experts be admitted to investi sinking of the The Germans have contended al ways that the explosion of the tor pedo alone would have left plenty of time for all passengers and crew to save The real cause of the sudden and with it the losS of Including 139 was the Ger mans by the explosion of the shells which the Lusi tania they was contrary to international and especially American which forbids passenger ships and trains to carry tSRIEF IS FATAL By The Associated Press FORT March over the tragic death of his Roscoe who was down and robbed while arrying Majestic theatre receipts the bank January together harderfftg of the piovert too much for Samuel Hard Ing whose curred at JP death oc ALONG DEATH ROW By Universal Service March sentence affirmed by the court of criminal Tillman Sim third member of the black terror gang that terror ized motorists on the Hedwig road for more than a must die in the electric By The Associated Press HOT SULPHUR March jury here today found Raymond Noakes and Arthur Os each guilty of first de gree murder of Fred aged hermit and money lender of Grand The jury recom mended the death Selak was hanged to a tree in the mountains July and hia cabin looted by the youths who were in search of Selaks body was not found until about a month after the The youths pleaded insanity at their By The Associated Press March Frank the sniper who ter rorized Omaha residents with his automatic must die In the electric chair at the state penitentiary here June the su preme court held The high bench of the state af firmed Carters conviction for the murder of Austin Searles at Omaha last By The Associated Press March Milliken of Comal today filed appeal in the court of crimi nal appeals here from the death sentence assessed him on murder conviction in connection with the slaying May of Virginia The case was transferred to Cald well county on a change of SERVICES BROKEN By The Associated Press MEXICO March Charged with unlawfully meeting In private residences for con duct of religious ceremonies and with uttering seditious expressions in connection 30 vomen and six men re assessed fines ranging from 25 to 50 pesos in police court By The Associated Press though from the pages of fiction there came four years ago a vital ized gentleman from to wage war with the printed word on a political ring which in hia be lief was administering affairs in his community without regard to the rights of the whole Unlike the John Markness of Tarkingtons this crusad ing George is be yond the noonday of But not sixty the burdens of a family of nor attempts to do violence upon him have deterred him from his As a result of Dales Clarence judge of the Deleware county circuit has been impeached by the Indiana house of His trial before the senate is set for March Dearth is charged with approv ing unqualified an allega tion which Dale voiced four years The judge also is accused of having abridged the constitutional right of free speech and free He used the city police and de puty sheriffs to prevent the street sale of Dales the Post Following the impounding of his Dale was cited for con tempt of court by the third such procedure by that The is outside the state and refuses to return so long as Judge Dearth remains on the From Fort near the IndianaOhio Dale di rects the publicattonof his Dale in Muncle having direct a nervous always has been a crusading edi Born in he his fathers law office at Monti cello to become a Twelve years ago he came to Muncle and began publishing a It failed after two years and he moved on a In 1921 he established His voice was the first to be raised in Deleware county against the Ku Klus Klan followers and sympathizers packed the antiquated cir cuit court room when the editor first brought before the judge to answer charges of con In his answer to the con tempt Dale renewed his Dales appeal bond was On March he was locked in the county Friends and attornejs who had been denied intercourse with him freed him through a habeas corpus proceed ing on March Twice Dale had been attacked by masked On two other occasions gunmen had fired into the Dale Dales seamed face becomes grave when he discusses the pistol A child of five played on the floor at his feet when one bul let crashed through a window and lodged the wall above the edi tors Both assaults upon him were In spired by the Dale but gun last December ascribed to other groups he Dale Iswith him Convicted Spaniard Is Proven Innocent By Universal Service March Justice received a black eye here today when it was revealed that Ammedis a who has served a year and a half of a five year sentencefor was Giovanni Spanish interceded for Teregrassa after he learned that the man was unable to defend himself in court because he could speak no Eng No councel was assigned for him and no interpreter was pro vided at the Hewas sen tenced to the penitentiary unaware that ho was accused of a SKEAKS By The Associated Iress March 9 president of Texas Chamber of Comme the rv Wednesday night joined his orga nization party touring the Pan at and made an address in which he laid emphasis on tax equalization and crop He had been de tained by illness of ACCIDENT By The Associated Press March While experimenting here today with an automobile John Heidelbergs throat was cut by the revolving He died in a Jack sonville hospital shortly Man Confesses To Slaying of Spouse By The Associated Press March held in the county jail here on a liquor today confessed to Sheriff O King that he beat his wife to death at their home near two years ago and burned the after burying her body under the In a serious condition from called Sheriff King to his cell and after saying he believed he was going to related how hekilled his wife by striking her over the head with a heavy rock because he loved her so She was threatening to he and rather than see her I killed Panhandle S ee k s Coolidges Visit By The Associated Press March Coolldr 3 la to be invited to spend his summer vacation on Texas Panhandle The Amarillo Real Estate Board will present tho presi dent with a formal invitation in a few days setting forth the advantages of the Panhandle as an advantageous summer re The Sloan Kritser lo 20 miles from the city on the banks of the Canadian with its palatial ranch house will be offered to the president as the summer White The ranch is near some of the finest fishing spots in the Inspection Tour Practice of Cruelty to Prisoners Guards Are Dismissed By The Associated Press March officials refused to com ment here Wednesday on reports current since the allday meeting of the prison commission at Hous ton that several important changes in the personnel of the system had been Chairman Walter Sayle of the prison commission said we are not ready yet to announce changes they have not been You can I wont say that farm managers or the penitentiary warden has been removed nor will I say that they have ont You can draw your own conclusions from Chairman Saylo declared that dismissal of prison farm guards recommended by chairman of the prison advisory following the recent inspec tion of prison farms by Governor Dan Moody and members of the were still under in and that no definite action had been taken on Kings it by some persons in a position to know that changes In the person nel of Brazoria county farms had ordered by the prison com following the gover nors inspection of the farms In Fort Bend and Brazos obtained the removal of two guards for alleged cruelty to prisonersIn one instance it was reported that an epileptic prisoner had been forced to run several miles before a mounted guard and that he was found tied in bed in a delirious condition when the inspection party visited the King also recommended wholesale reorganization at one farm insanitary conditions Thousands Perish As Fever Epidemic In Africa Expands Approximately Dead Prom Disease Ravages By Universal Service March across Africa east to from coast to in a swath miles an epidemic of relapsing fever is laying waste the lives of citi zens and natives by the thou So it is estimated the toll of the plague is in the neighborhood of The disease had Its incep tion in French West Africa among native and spread rapidly to British West being carried along by It first made its Ap pearance in Wadal In Almost miles from its starting the plague now is spreading into Kordofan and the Central Vigorous combative are being and it is hop ed these will check the spread of the FARMER FOUNT DEAD By The Associated Press March wealthy retired farmer and oneof the best known men in McLennan county was found dead in hia home here as result of He was re ported to have been despondent over financial affairs and inability to effect a settlement with the department for damages done to his property by the location of Camp World War twin ing COUPLE MARRY By The Associated Press March lieved kidnaping of Mattie 15yearold school of Keth Monday by Luke of Jones resulted today in themarriage of the at Tuskegeec it was announced by the brides Simple Income Tax Law Is Sought By Capitol Group By Universal Service March income tax law so simple that per sons of average means will not have to ask a tax wizard to help them make out their is the goal of the joint congressional committee on members indicated The committees corps of tax experts is busy hunting loopholes in the used to escape REQUISITION GRANTED Bv The Associated Press March Requisition of the governor of California for George Eabcock alleged to have escaped from the custody of an officer in Los Angeles today was granted by Governor Dan Webb Is in custodv in Enroute To Texas Escapes Officers By The Associated Press EL March escaped convict being brought back from California to jumped off a Southern Pacific train tonight as it was en tering El Paso and is believed to have made his way into known also as Cole and was handcuffed and guard ed by Jardine Spillers made his leap a half mile west of the high within a few hundred feet of the Deputy sher police and the border patrol have taken up the AntiSaloon League Fight With Mellon Is Near Crisis By Universal Service March tle lines were drawn today for a sharp fight between Assistant Sec retary of the Treasury Andrews and the AntiSaloon League for domi nance in shaping federal prohibi tion enforcement Thefight turns on the appoint ment of a commissioner of prohibi official with board pow ers and an to made by Secretary of the Treas ury LEAGUE HEARS ACCOUNTS OF GIRL TRAFFIC Members Horrified With Baring Of Details By Probers March members of the League of Nations council were horrified today at details of white slave traffic as the Investigating Tho victims of International traffickers are chiefly young girls who are lured from home by false promises of marriage or attractive offers of employment They invariably ultimately find themselves enmeshed in a life of The main routes of this traffic in women lead from Europto Central and South it was and from Europe to North mnny of the victims reach ing Latin America by way of Scarcely a boat sails for South America that does not carry at least three traffickers and a flock of the council was Traffic in Chinese girls from the Far East to Western cities in the United States lias also been dis it was A worldwide awakening of pub lic opinion and the adoption of drastic international conventions were urged as speedily required measures to combat the spread of the CULT LEADER HELD ON MURDER CHARGE Texas Book Commission Measure Approved By Solons To Pay Debts Of Prison By Universal Service The senate tomorrow is expect ed to follow the house in vot ing to prolong adjournment of the regular session until next Wednesday at Urged by Dan Moody to put off adjournment until ac tion can be taken on the tobac co tax the gasoline tax bill and several constitutional the house speed ily acceded to the chief exe cutives desire and voted the Pay Decreases For every day the legislators sit after they will draw per day instead of the per day al lowed them during regular Before revealing the size of their the house passed finally a bill providing for the establishment of a state patrol system of 40 men to operate under the highway com mission for the protection of pub lic Yet the bill provides that these 40 patrolmen shall not be garbed in uniform or badge nor be permitted to construct speed along HUMAN DEVOTION AIDS IN GHICIiO YOUTHS BUTTLE FOR LIFE Death Creeping Paralysis Halts NaturalRespiration InBodyof Man Volunteers Fight Against Time By The Associated Press LOS March 9 Margaret reli gious who at one time called upon members of her fol lowing to prepare for tho end of the today was held in 500 bail for preliminary hearing tomorrow on a charge of con spiracy to commit In arraignment proceedings she was accused of having plotted to from trot the house speedily detentcd n bill which would prohibit betting on election A bill creating a permanent text book commission was passed fi nally and under its terms Governor Moody will have the exclusive mi thority to appoint members to the Over the senate the motor btisf placing motor busses under the supervision of the railroad commis sion and declaring them to be com mon was The prison bill providing for the ap pointment of a prison to rehabilitate the state penal sys tem was also To Pay Debts In addition to passing the prison bill the senate also passed the house appropriating to pay outstanding debts of the prison and for tho maintenance of the penitentiary un til A constitutional which would have permitted the levying of on all lands owned by tho University of Texas in 17 West Texaa was decisively killed after it been passed by the By The Associated Press March Brought to quick action by the United States supreme court opin ion questioning the validity of tha judiciary fee the house con stitutional amendments committee today reported favorably for pass ago of a resolution by Representa tive Wasscl for a constitutional amendment to eliminate the Texaa fee The supreme court opinion in Ohio case is construed by many le gal authorities here as knocking out the fee system at least as far as judicial officers are concerned slay Eurt leader of an opposing Fullmer charges that he was j by declaring persona financially terested can not sit in trial of crim inal lured to a tourists camp near here drugged and given a He said the attack followed his threats to expose the activities of Rowan and her Mary members of Rowans have been named her in the conspiracy com after being arrested at the sceneof the asserted attempt to kill They admitted the implicating tho leader of their cult as tho March Brenth by a gruel ing uphill battle for life was fought today by Alfred kept alive for more than 80 hours by artificial respiration applied by icllow It seemed as though tho endless chain of tireless vol unteers were to be for the 22 year old Aictlm of1 paralysis consumed sorno broth and milk and spoke of to Ms eicians if ho could survive the next 24 hours he would probably get but the prospects were none too cheer Frick is suffering1 from a peculiar type of paralysis that affects the lower part of the brain and spinal The nerve contact with tho dia phragm is and his friends stand for 15 minutes at a one on each side of the pressing up and providing him with rriTFA work with clocklike aa near naturnl breathing 1ho doctors chose this method of keeping Frick rather than a because the machine would have necessi tated covering his This they said would have prevent ed feeding him and would have lowered his Much of Pricks food has boon liquid injected into tho blood stream through the He has bfen virtually sleep during his fiillinr asleep a few minutea at a through sheer rrilE young man ivns a man for the Public Svr vicc Company of Northern working in ono of their stores in Park a Appealed to by his Fricks fellow workers have been at his side providing through wearisome hours tho force that keeps He would die quickly if they stop And who realizes the ghastly importance of directs them as ho Sometimes they push too Sometimes not Toward evening tcm porature rose anl physicians regarded It as a hopeful Robbery Trial In By The Associated Press March The lifeof Jess charged with robbery with was again in the hands of a jury here Wed nesday night A previous jury gave him the death but he ob tained a new trial from the court of criminal The case went to the Jury late in the afternoon after a trial lasting Efforts to prove Dailey insane were made vy the also pleaded which Allen Penniman ami who was Miss Frances States at the time of the were thft chief witnesses for the statcp the former telling how had been shot and wounded in tho March tual assurance that a constitutisnaT Jacob Balzer and Miss amendment to givo tho legislature wide powers in revising the tax structure of the state would ha submitted to a referendum this summer wore given tho sonata today when it passed to third reel ing a house resolution on the sub The written by Rep rcscntalivo Stevenson and by the would allow tha legislature to gradually substitute a series of taxes on intangible such as occupation and franchise to replace the ad valorem taxes now levied for state At the same time thq legislature would be able to reduce and turn over to the counties thoj ad valorem taxes now levied for state A spirited over the question of an inheritance tax punctuated on tho Moore seeking to amend It to hibit tho legislature from levying such a but it was vou cd down 22 to 6 and tho resolution was e March concerted attack by lawyers their friends In the house todaSj See LEGISLATURE Page 4
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