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   Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1927, Abilene, Texas                                West Texas Own Newspaper THE WEATHER WEST TEXAS Wednesday partly clcudy colder Thursday generally VOLUME 1 Price 5Cents WEDNESDAY MARCH FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 167 mm klahoma Hammer Murder Trial Under At Pry or Eternal Triangle Enters Case Widow of Slain Man Center of Court Stage Presides At Trial Of FordJew Case By The Associated Press March The bed with its charred mat tress and its crumpled blankets thrown back as if a person had just been removed from in which Leonard Greers body had been found at Spavinaw was erected today before the jury which is hearing the case of Ben Schuh here charged with Greers Using it to illustrate his tes Sheriff Charles Kelley related how he had found Greers body on the flaming the head crushed as by hammer Father Grieved The jury regarded the grisly object Schuh was not visibly but Leonard the dead mans showed his Although he said Greers body was burned who had examined stated that death was attributed to the head One he ad fractured the Louie a negro em yed at the Greer and se brother of Burkhold who was also employed at the held the center of the stage at the trial late Prosecuting attorneys accused Wickliffe of being unwilling and evasive in his The negro admitted that hehad ridden to the trial from Vinita with Rollie attorney for Anita widow of the slain who is charged with his Gresrs trial will follow Procure AVLdskey Miller told of going to a cemetery day before the body was to procure whiskey with He said they obtained about half a gallon and that Schuh took a quart of it to the Greer Schuh called to Greer at her Miller and she ap peared in a night gown and kimona to talk with him on the back porch of the which 13 behind the They talked for about fifteen minutes Miller In view of his An drew Walker and Louie who were listening to a Andrew Walker testified that he was in the Greer store when the lights went out the night of October and that Greer ran to her home returning to say it was Made a Date Walker in the course of his testi mony admitted that he had made a date with a girl at an Inn near Spavinaw for the night before the was When was if his wife knew about Tie turned grinned and said he hoped she never a slight figure in was the center of her name frequently entering the with which the prose cutor lias sought to show that she was Intimate with Schuh before the She and Schuh ex changed no Both seemed relieved when laughter followed Walkers Federal Judge Fred Raymond of Detroit is presiding over the trial of the libel suit brought against Henry Ford by Aaron lawyer and organizer of cooperative marketing associa after a jury was sworn in before Judge counsel on both sides agreed to have Henry Ford take the witness stand next a claims his reputation was injured by appearing in Fords Dearborn By The Associated Press FORT March who shot and killed two bandits here December last when they sought to hold up him and a woman com panion and was himself almost fatally spent Tuesday night in the county Jail after charges had been preferred against him of failure to render driving an automobile while drunk and carrying a pistol The accident occurred onehalf le east of Handley Tuesday nuchanan is alleged to havo a Handley school girl Florence with his auto niobile while she and a girl word walking on the Dallas The girls were confined to nhoukteri and Officers Seek Man After Poisoning Of Four n The Associated Press SALT LAKE March Earnhardt Peterson was taken into custody today in connec tion with the fatafl poisoning of two children at the Peterson home on March A man whose name has not been disclosed by the is also being The Kenneth Peter Jury To Hear Case Sworn In Jewish Lawyer Claims Ford Hurt Rep utation With Press Henry Ford will take the witness stand Monday in the bel suit filed against him by Aaron Sapiro of organizer of marketing associa who claims his reputation was injured by articles appearing in Fords Dearborn This was decided at a conference of counsel for both sides today af ter a jury had been sworn in be fore Judge Fred Raymond of the United States district Six women and six men parried with attorneys and the judge In the tiny marblewalled court and succeeded in being chosen to sit as Jurors in what promises to be a long drawn out No alibis were forthcoming as to business illness in the family or pre It was obvious all wished to Carefully the white haired sena tor from James appearing for questioned the veniremen to bring out possibili ties of or un favorable fraternal One ATTEHDAHCE RECORD RAISED BY NEST TEXAS DRUGGISTS IN SEHIAHIII1AL MEET HERE First Day Of Abilene Program Carried Through With ClockLike Precision Concluding Sessions Of Convention Scheduled Today Texans Wait With Outcome Of Snake Conflict the court he had been a member of the Ku Klux although he bad never been and two members of the Jewish race were William Henry attor ney for began his opening plea the jury had been sworn He declared the right of free speech was open to but when a publication injured the good character and reputation of an in dividual it was to be regarded as a It was he to take into consideration the motives behind an Gallagher had not finished his plea when court Six Candidates In City Races File While six candidates for city of fices filed with the City Secretary thereby meeting the last legal condition for getting their names on the ballot for the elec 27 months and Margaret ition to be held April a petition IS months died a week ago after eating meat which Pushing aside previous district convention attendance rec West Texas some 300 invaded Abilene yesterday to observe the semiannual meeting of the West Texas Retail Druggists Association and partake of the citys highly touted old time western While 300 names hajl been written on the convention regis officials predicted that the figures would reach the 500 mark by Wednesday noon when the concluding program of the meeting will be Hear Discussions While druggists came to Abi lene to they also came to hear fellow members of their profession discuss problems of the retail As night brought a recess in the first days they found the visit already profit from both pleasure and instructive The increased attendance at a district meet was declared by Knox Pittard of president of the to be indicative of the development now under way In this section of the In his speech before the convention as sembly he said that the present meeting was the largest thus far Southwest Stockmen In Annual Convention At El Paso Hudspeth Is Leading Speaker By The Associated Press EL f the covered wagon and was being circulated Monday bear ins the names of seven candidates chemical analysis disclosed had i f0r the city school been heavily impregnated with metallic The boy was one of three child ren of and The girl had been caredfor by the Pet ersons following the death of her mother a year Two other children of the Peter 10 years and S years escaped a similar fate by refusing to eat the which they said tasted In implicating the unnamed Roy chief criminal deputy said Peterson said the man loved her and wanted her to run away with He suggested that she do away with her family and then they would be free to go But I did Larsen said she I loved them too The woman is In a hysterical con dition at a local a i Candidates who had already an New Grain Feed Is Offered In Lubbock March 15 Special a new feed has been originated en the grain and cotton farm of Claude Hurlbut here and after an interim of seven during which time the prod uct has been carefully watched and it is now recognized by the government as a distinct type cf the grain sorghum The name algerla has been accepted by government men and the feed is now ready for marketing pur Hurlbut nounced and who yesterday filed the necessary petitions bearing names amounting to five percent of the citys voting strength were Thomas Hayden for Mayor Charles place 4 commission place 2 Add commis place 1 place 3 and chief of Candidates for the school board are Ben Guy Lester Bar Matthews and All are now serving on the board with the ex ception of who was substituted for presi dent of the who refused to serve a third Barrow was appointed recently to fill the place made vacant by resignation of who moved outside the city Wounded Official Of Austin Better By The Associated Presa March Manager Adam shot four times while in hii office yes terday by city who later took his own life In hla Jail tonight was resting his physicians An operation will be performed to morrow to extricate the Goddard was burled In the Bell tbi Preliminary were held at the fatally residence Convention Visitors Are Given Entertainment By Chamber West Texas Retail Druggists and guests numbering more than 200 heard the convention city described in terms of the past five years with an appeal for co operation among West Texas cities at last nights banquet given at the First Methodist church by the Abi lene Chamber of Commerce to at tendants at the semiannual associ ation president of the Chamber of told the goodnatured gathering that Abi lene has doubled her in five that she 500 traveling salesmen in her citizen that she has 75 wholesale 55 manufacturing plants of greatest six Tax assessments In Abilene six years ago totaled approximately I believe this would now amount to if the taxes were properly said Coombes Presides Mayor Charles Coombes was master of He presented Miss Yetta Mitchell of the Abi lene Christian College Speech Arts department who reaa Irvin Cobbs Operation and I Still Envy Both readings were well received by the Following the address of Ba con thfe girls quartet of McMurry College The Rosary find rendering Mary and Her Chewing Gum as an en Bacons following the banquet of three ap pealed for proper cooperation among West After present ing facts and figures on Abilenes growth he I do not wish to praise this city simply because she is This and other West Texas towns have grown away from the Idea of There nre things that all towns ought to fight but there is the interest of al that we are growing to realize can be attained only when we stand We have several things which make our Interests One of these Is the West Texas Util ities which maintains plants in 75 cities and towns sur rounding this the old trail drivers For the first time in the 51 years of Its the business ses sion of the Texas and Southwest ern Cattle Raisers Association will be broadcast by radio tomorrow morning starting at oclock mountain in which the associa tion is so means nothing to the cowmen when It stands in the way of modern methods and the of ficers of the organization gave their consent late today to have the program sent out over station Homan and of carried off a majority of the awards in the sheep division of the fat stock show being held in the history of the association In connection with the Four of the entries of Texas College received champion The majority of the awards for short horn cattle went to the Sni ABar including the for justices of the peace would be increased about 10 per cent un der thti terms of the Bailey sen ate bill passed finally by the house Walter tnis its Cousins of efli tor of the Texas Pharmaceutical related in his address fre quent trips through this part of West Texas that he made on chuck wagons quarter of a century The druggists of West Texas have of1l6r resional associations whipped when It comes to cooper said There is n spirit in West Texas that cannot be found In any other section of the and added that the attendance of wholesalers and jobbers was also a Abilene is deeply interested in the development of every com munity in the vast region compris ing West Mayor Charles Coombes of Abilene said in his welcoming address at the Initial session of theconvention at the city hall Tuesday Realize Future Abilene people realize that the future progress of their city is closely entwined in the develop ment of the resources of the West Texas and they are at all times willing and ready to co operate with every forward move The initial session of the conven which was attended by the largest number ever present for such a district begun at pastor of the Central Presbyterian church gave the invocation Harvey president of the Abilene Retail Druggists associa tion acted as master of ceremonies for the first part of the program and following the Invocation Intro duced John Ballinger as the official song leader of the It was inti mated that Weeks had been elected to this office at the last meeting of the association due to his ability as a Mayor Introduced Mayor Coombes was next In troduced by who declared that the citys chief executive was responsible to a great extent for the progress and development of Abilene during recent John Weeks was called on to respond to the welcome address and declared the drug men were very glad to be In He was lavish In his praise of the city and He declared Abi best town between To Furnish Reptile Fight Card By Universal Service March native Texans at all other championship con tests pale Into significance as the time draws near lor the battle that will take place here next between Mata the snake killer whose nationality Is a and Goliad battling rattle snake from Goliad Promoters of this unique scrap between two of the most famous species of snakes in Texas are assuring an interest ing supporting card to the snako battle if the main bout contenders refuse to cross The semi final will be con test between Tom Vic toria and four dozen hard boiled at first thought to be a King but now believed to be nothing but an especially talented Prairie Run ner or Coach was cap tured on Matagorda Island by party that came upon him as he was neatly dispatching a rattlesnake equal to himself in Matagorda is seven feet Grain prize for senior champion junior bull and champion Business Soon Business of the cattlemens con vention is expected to get under way tomorrow when President Kleberg will give his annual re Todays session was devoted to speeches by Congressman Claudo of El Tur El past president of the San representing the Old Trail Drivers Association and Houghton Brownlee of The Committee chairman Marfa Beeville Houston Amarillo Kan Antonio El Paso Colorado City and Election of officers ami selec tion of the next convention city are scheduled for Dele gates from Houston and Amarillo are waging a lively battle for the convention next Fleeing Man Puts Cargo On Gravel jVagon Sut ib Arrester An alleged liquor who was chased five miles after a tire on his highpowered roadster had been shot off by an and Senate Refuses To Take Action On Tobacco Tax Measure Rejection Of Prison Report iVIade March gasoline tax bill went to the governor tonight after the house had finally concurred in senate amendments in an effort to gain a compromise on the license fee Representative au thor of the declared that the conference committee the motor license fee bill could not reach a compromise until the status of the gasoline bill was settled and 110 members of the house voted to accept the senate version of the bill after a long Three Per Gallon As the bill goes to the governor it provides a tax of throe cents per gallon until September and a two cent tax Members of the conference com mittee on the motor license fee bill indicated that they would bo able to get together on a compro mise on the fee measure which would not change the terms ma except that the counties would be given more freedom handling their shares of the Press tobacco which lias alternately played dead and stamped j its legislative gave up ghost in earnest today when the i senate refused to consider Op ponenta of the measure mustered Who said he stopped enroute and 1 votes with at least forced a gravelhauler to take his one of thelr numbcr Counties In West Texas Win Votes lene was Fort Worth and El Paso and said it was only a matter of a few years until this city would be in the class with the largest towns in the Following Weeks the chairman Introduced Shine Phil lips of Big vicepresident of both the West Retail Druggist Association and of the Texas Pharmaceutical association and See STATE DRUGGISTS By The Associated Press March cargo of liquor In an effort to throw a posse of officers Off his trail was arrested lato yesterday in a pasture north of Elmdale by city and county officers and Is being held pending filing of charges of transporting The started at North Second and Pine streets at 3 when City Officers Hall and acting 01 a spied the car they thought they were look ing The car was overtaken near tlift Central Power When ordered to the driver shot by nt high Officer JIall put two bullets in tho right rear but missed the gasoline Sheriff OBar was hastily called and in a faster car the en tiro party resumed the east Deputies and Rains accompanied the The driver of the alleged liquor car was arrested five miles east He left the car and ran wards and Sutton counties in West Texas would bo empowered to vote bond Issues each in sup port of a new branch line railroad to serve the stock country south west of San Angolo under a joint resolution adopted by the houseto Tom Schleicher and Val Verde counties were cut out of tho resolution by amendments intro duced on pleas of West Texas citi zens not In accord with It is understood that the bonds would be voted in efforts to Induce the Orient railroad to extend its lino Into the territory Representative coauthor of the resolution with Representa tive declared that many stock raisers now havo to drive sheep and goats GO miles or more to a IF WELL HAVE IT IRa IBBfefca iinifh tt w Citys New Purification Plant Now About task of Serving Consumers With Drinking Water through a Asked what he had told of its friends were able to poll only ten The vote furnished about the ly big moment in the upper house on the next to last day of the ses By The Asseclated Press One hundred thousand dollars year would be saved for Tex as if newly developed oil lands in the unorganized counties of Crane and Upton could ap praised properly for Rep resentative Wubb declared to the today in Ruecesstul plea for passago of a bill to pro vide for an expert The bill will allow Ector coun to which the unorganized counties are joined for adminis trative to hire an ap with a view to securing the maximum tax It was taken without de bate and was accompanied by no preliminary except done with his liquor he j that Lieutenant Governor Barry putting ic on a gravel Miller took keep cloclc After searching roads leading to Clyde the officers doubled back and found the gravel hauler loading up in a pas Lure His story coincided with that of the man under ar rest and the amount of 40 was found in a nearby The gravel hauler was not Nashville Selected By Church Workers By Service March was unanimous ly chosen as the 92S convention city of tho Womans Missionary council of tho Methodist Eniscopal hero won tho convention be cause of the dedication services from reaching the meridian un til after three oclock in order to give tho hil1 a No bill that has come before the fortieth legislature has had such a checkered career as the tobacco Even the amnesty which met with many vicissitudes had T with half an onf could stand at the north end of the northernmost settling seven miles southwest of during Tuesday afternoon and see the citys new water purification plant about its task of serving pure sparkling1 waters Into the As a March wind whip ped the waves on the basin into tiny stirring up tho mud and In tho basin eo that the water was all but tho purification plant took that same dirty water and if my magic converted it Into crystal removed all the hardness from and sent the liquid on its way to The first water from the new plant went into the main 6t eight oclock Monday It will be a few days before the water will reach the home hy drant in its full purity find because of the accum ulated rpud in tho Last night tho work of cleaning out tho system city work men opening fire hydrants in tho southwest part of permitting the force of tho wa ter to blow out the This work will tako several tho various sections of town being treated In OUT as jt leaves the the waterIr crystalclear and ot zero all the salts that have contributed to tho housewifes soap bill have been precipitated and it is estimated the saving In soap because of this softeningof the water will amount to about one dollar per capita per The people of Abilene wont be able to realize what thla plant to them unJl tho mains have been of rnudand tho water from tho plant can reach tho homo hy drants without belnpr muddled in the water last It yrlll reaulre few days to clean out thewa ter but when that Is the Methodist Episcopal training school for women Twentylive young women have already been consecrated into the missionary at the conven tion here and will soon leave for at Jaworskl was arrested in tho Weckoskl iarm houao near done water users can sen for Korca Erazilt Cuba China j l5entieyviuCi the day after tho Sco GASOLINE TAX Page 1 l Part of Armored Car Loot Is Found By The Associated Press Thirty thousand dollars in part oC the loot of the bandi its who blow up an armored auto mobile of tho Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Company last was found by county detectives tonight buried on a farm near Th0 officers were led to the cache by Joseph a sus pect held in tho The wrapped in was dug up on tho farm of Joo another who is themselves Just what the pro cess vyATER dppcd from tho open after it had ac complished its journey through the sedimentation and precipi tation showed no traces of The in tho huge concrete vati revealed tho process at whoro it a littlo lesx muddy In tho second t Its almost clear a lit tle further and finMy completely clean at Its Joir neya and tho Congo Death Adds To Troubles Of Kansas City Family By Tho Press KANSAS Mnrch Tho Rueben AlrCroskeys were mov Inpr because the rent was not was in and tho rhiMren helped their father pack thor The hotter to ROA into a Dorothy Ik a It Ignited her drcsa and she burned bandits sot off two black powder planted in a blew tho pay car into the and csonpi cd with LEADER ARRIVES 1 formerly special regional deputy cf tho Toy Scouts ot America located at rived hero recently to tako up hia duties with tho South Plains Area council ns scout executive to coed B resigned to over a post at   

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