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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THEWEATHER WEST cooler In north portion Friday partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY MARCH NUMBER ICTIM LIEVE t A Oklahoma Jury Acquits Wife For Murder Of Husband 27 AMERICAN EXODUS IN WAR TORN CHINA CONTINUES Some Cut On Between Two Armies Military Leaders Are Asked To Cooperate By Universal Service March mobs hold an in pilereasmg number of Americans W M their mercy accord to latest reports to the ate Evacuation of a large num jfijtber by way of the Yangtse river under the protection of warships has been cut Their fate is trn These Americans are in the provinces of Anhwei and Ki north of Shanghai and south of the Yellow They are caught between two in one of the greatest battles of the Chinese revolu Protection American Consul SwaBey at has requested the raili tary leaders to supply the refugees with troop trains and to permit then to pass If quest is granted the refugees will seek safety in some place far north of as it is not believed T they can reach that city or points i the Yangtse t The down which Amer warships have escorted hun dreds of Americans to safety in is no longer Amer lean destroyers are being constant ly fired upon from They Sgrare returning tlifc fire and have so escaped any serious M On the upper Yangtse beyond the Signs Signature To Bill Banning Car Traps Roadside Courts Also Hit In Approved Measure CB Universal Service March From now on you can push your old gaseating1 buggy over the highways of Texas just as fast as you want to without fearing the darting out of a motor cop from behind a or any other ob This was made possible to day when Dan Moody signed the law abolishing speed traps and making it compulsory for motor cops to wear badges and to keep In sight of motorists at all The proper place for motor cops Is on the highway and not lying in ambush for an unsus pecting the governor commented in signing the law which became effective is the practice of some motor cops of holding roadside From now on the offending motorist must taken to the nearest justice court and tried according to jcertain especially designed types of American river gunboats ate doing what they can to get Americans out of all Below the gorges the destroyers are fjaged in the same Com manders of the ships have been cautioned to watch all small river craft for Americana seeking safety Jn flight and to take them Americana Oljstinate American ship commanders are meeting the greatest difficulty it was in per suading Americans to The majority have realized the danger and are now in Shanghai where American warships and marines are concentrated in large numbers to protect there have always been a comparative few who have insisted being left It was a group of this who remained after the main cuation of which the trouble Grave fears are felt for many have failed to heed the warn ing to Probability of being reached by the river patrol be comes increasingly remote as the antiforeign feeling reports from Admiral com manderinchief of the American forces Boats in Banger Fears are even felt for the se curity of the American gunboats above the gorges of the Yangtse should there be a massed attack from the The ships are quite small and can navigate the gorges only with assistance from the shore and at some seasons of the year not at They can not be reached from the river Our The Morning News erroneows ly stated In its issue of Tues day morning that Paul now on trial at Sweet was indicted in Run nels county after he bad been found wounded in a hospital recovering from gunshot following the killing of Tabor in an alleged klan Kirk is not the man who was The wounded nmn was Rube against whom an indictment charging murder was dismissed at Bel linger a year This Is an error the Mom tag News regrets vrrjr much jurt Jf to OVALO BANDIT COUPLE STILL Arrest Of Suspects fn Ard Is Blind Trail Ko clue to the Identity of the men who last Thursday night stole the Buick sedan believed to have been used in the Ovalo bank rob bery Saturday and recovered in the Callahan county hills early Sun day was obtained from Lampasas county Sheriff OBar told the Morning1 News In a telephone message from Lampasas Sheriff OBar was on his way home last night from hlg office was Although his staff had not been informed of any new developments in the in vestigations it was known that sev eral leads are being both by county officers and Ranger Captain Tom who has joined in the A flash of excitement was ad ded to the search yesterday with the receipt of word here that three suspects were being held in Ard A large sum of money M mm in bills was Oklahoma taken from the Cashier Wilkin son of Ovalo dispelled suspicion in that report oy saying that the stolen was in tens and LITTLE company of Arkansas national guard under Captain was ordered out from Harrison tonight to assist sheriffs of Boone and Newton counties in an assault on the hid ing place of three bank south of Adjutant General Wayne announced Sports Writer Scared To Death By Chicago Bandits By Universal Service March a sports writer on the Chicago Evening was scared to death today when he was held up by according to a re port made by the coroners physi His body was found on the out skirts of the his pockets There were no marks of Morgan Trainer said death had been due to congestion of the probably resulting from sudden ASKS PRISOX CHANGE of the Eastham state prison farm Sn Houston county solely for negro uvenlle prisoners has been recom mended to Governor Dan Moody and to the state board o control by King of San An head of the prison advisory board mem Three Hundred Escape In One Of Pennsylvanias Greatest Explosions Heard Miles Away By The Associated Press March Three hundred coal miners of this region were safe in their homes survivors of one of the most terrific explosions in the history of the Central Pennsylvania coal They walked to unharmed the terrifying which took toll of four The explosion ripped through mine Number of the Pennsyl vania Coal and Coke Company shortly after when the entire day shift was at work in the head ings leading from the main Theforce of theblast was felt ter miles rocking this mining village of 200 houses as if it were the center cf an Hundreds of miners and mem bers of the families of the men in the workings rushed to the mine They he id little hope for their fellow workers and loved believing that a blast of such force would surely take the life of erery man in the underground As they watched rescuers trying to push their way into the main they saw a be smeared with coal walk erect from a nearby entry which was not Then came another close Aha sti others The watchers at last realized these were stepping from what was believed to have been their A great shout of joy went up as wives and children of the survivors pushed forward to grasp their husbands and fathers Accounted For liiroUgii two Oilier entries and air undamaged car ae other Mine officials worked checking off the and finally all were account ed for except In the rescue work recruited from mines in all parts of the and rushed to Brave Italian Flyer Receives Big Ovation On Flight Halt In America by in maKlng their had way Ehrenfeld succeeded down the main Near where the blast is believed to have origi they came upon four These caught in the open had no chance to The at work in digging rooms off the main were safe as the blast passed them by and spent on the where it damaged mine property and shattered every window in the Cause As nightfall came upon the a rescue squad marched from the main bearing the bodies of the four Federal and state mine inspectors then went into the hoping to ascer tain the cause of the Com pany officials believed that a run away trip of cars broke a trolley See MIXE BLAST Page 4 Railroad Traffic Halted by Floods By The Associated Press March road traffic and other routine ac tivities in Laconia Circle late when flood wa pouring in through the gap in the Mississippi river levee 40 miles south of increased their extent and depth over the acres of Arkansas low Alarm Driven by government craft Just before the main earthen defense crumbled under the 51 foot flood and earlier warn ings of an unexpected breach In residents of the and the saving of most or the livestock and perishable i School Bonds Voted By Santa Anna March one of the hottest cam paigns in Ganta Annas an election for the Issuance of 000 in school bonds carried here Tbji vote WM to Here is the intrepid Commander Francesco De Italian flyer who is on a flight that will take him to four Everywhere he is being given tumultouous welcomes for his great Yes terday he arrived in New Three of Uncle Sams fastest pur suit planes will sally forth Thurs day Galveston to welcome the heroic airman when he arrives near that city to escort him to Fort De Pinedo is shown in the cockpit of the big craft 45 a monoplane and the motors can be jseen aboVe the JURY CHOSEN IN KIRK DEATH TRIAL AT SNEETWATER KLAN Testimony Scheduled To Start Thursday Before Judge Smith Previous Session At Ballinger Lasted Six Days Jurors Mostly Of Court City TO TRY IT AGAIN By Universal Service March being divorced for almost 25 Charles Weit Grand Michigan and Anna Brown of obtained a mar raige license today at the Dau phin county The Weitzels were divorced Septem ber Fruit Is Damaged By Hail at Brady March hail storm of unusual severity covered the Brady territory at 7 oclock Tuesday The stones gan spraying oil and with but a course of a five minute fall the ground was covered snow body was found on a flaming in his cottage behind the lie physicians at both trials tes as the result of blows on the head with a blunt Conflicting testimony was pre sented as to the exact time Greer was the state contending that he had been dead for several hours before his body was and the defense arguing that ho was struck ii the just before or at the time the bud caught according to the testimony was on the road to his home in when the body was after bidding Greer a tearful goodbye that morn Schuh was t former employe of but they had not been friendly since lat State witnesses testified that he spent an hour or so in the Greer homo tho night before the talking with Greer while her husband was n an intoxicated Wife Gives Alarm The cause of tho was a bone of contention at the the theory of the defense being that it was brought about by broken light fixture above the bed It was admitted by both sides that the lights in the home and went out a few minutes before Greer called out from the cottage that the house was on Its a good thing that Ben Is out of town or he would be accused of this she was quoted as saying at the time of the She asked a physician if he thought that tho broken light fixture could have caused the wounds on her hus bands according to the testi mony had called at the Spavinaw boathouse the day before to get a Kirk grew out of the death near hammer that ne said belonged to Winters on night of December nim Another hammer very simi lar to his fitted perfectly into Greers witnesses Husband Drank March state will begin introduc tion of testimony Thursday morning in the case of Paul Kirk of on trial before Judge Fritz Smith in district court here on a charge of Selection of a which began Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock after a day and a half of was completed late yes With the completion of the tedious process of exarnin i i i j irtg most of the 100 veniremen dis trict read the indict ment and court recessed until tomorrow Names of Jurors The jury which will hear the case is composed of Aid Sweetwater Blackwell Roscoe George Sweetwater Clint Swetwater Sweetwater Roscoe Supulver and Sweet water and Grover murder indictment against of Crawford who succumbed to bullet alleged to have been inflicted by Man Found Slain in Bed Of Burning House Greer Will Live With Father By The Associated Press March Anita Greer was acquit ed today of any connection with the killing of her hus Leonard for whose her alleged lov Ben Schuh must serve a life Schuh was convicted March 19 of killing Greer with a ham mer so that he might marry his The trial of starting the following ended today when a jury brought in a verdict of not after four hours Operated Garage Greer operated a sporting goods store and garage in On the evening of October Ohioan Killed By Chinese Soldiers Williams of vice president of Nanking was killed in the attack of the Nationalist armies on foreigners at Miss Anna daughter of Colonel and Moffet of was shot twice through the body in escaping from under Chinese shell Tabor and his were called from the anrl few minutes Greers attorneys depicted her as a loyal who had spent the twelve years of her married WELL COMES IX By The Associated Press March LaddMcMillan Number six miles north of here was mak ing five barrels Pay was struck at 545 but it is believed the well will make more when drilled The oil is said to be of high i DOWX BONDS By The Associated Press March the second time in four Gray county Wednesday voted against the issuance of road turning down a proposal to issue a hard surface about 100 miles of Wells home later a gun battle is alleged to have life in a aUompt to cure her developed between Wells and at husband of the liquor habit which more than once had dragged him east one cf the That the Ku Klux Klan issue will run through the case was in dicated in the questioning of ve Each prospective was quizzed closely as to p to the brink of the Grccr said the only mani j festation of affection she had ever Schuh was the declaration jsiblo Klan Several were ex I love written on a bit of pasteboard and given to Schuh the cused when they stated they had I njcnt before Greer was SEXTEVCE REVERSED By The Associated Press ttarch IS years sentence of Kenneth convicted in connection with the robbery of tht San Antonio National reversed and remanded today bj ihe court of criminal See SWEETWATER TRIAL 4 Prosecution attorneys flourished the card at her trial and declared it waa Greers death Greers tears were mingled 1 with those of her Dun of her Lillian and members of her defense who clustered about her as tho verdict was She said would re turn to Birmingham with her fath er and make her home HickeyEvans Well In Jones Produces With the tedious fishing job completed and pipe set on bot tom the Gillette HickeyCowboy Evans King shallow wildcat in Manuel Bueno Survey two miles west of JIawley in Jones was bailing last nipht at the rate of 3 2 barrels dally after having been drilled three feet deoper Althoujn there no in tho production after the sandy lime formation contin ued and operatoro believed a better and captured twelve machine nay wHl be Btruck littls with it is reported The total depth i Name Of Manufacturer Urv mentioned As Case Continues LIBERALS VICTORIOUS By Universal PUERTO 400 by Goncra defeated nnd put to flight pdoral snldierH nt Muy Muy Tho Press Mruvh Henry Ford lay injured In his hos pital trial of Aaron Sa libel suit against him proceeded without mention of his The day struggle between Kapiro the witness stand and James United States sen ator from chief of the array of Sapiro in nvoting the veteran inquisitor was loft to his own de his William Henry sitting idly so great a part of the time that once he rc markod in an nsirlo to newspaper men thnt he hnd to rise to make an objection to get a chance to stretch his Sapiro doffed his armor of im and sparkling temper ament and met the Insinuat ing of Reed with ur bane Senator through a verification of Sapiros statements of and connections made on direct examination until he hit upon relations with the tomato There he dwelt for the remainder of the day and the end was not In sight at Tho of Fords injury known publicly too late cr Sipiroa counsel to Its pos sibJo effect should tho defendant bo kept abed for two weeks aa In dicated In a hospital Candition Is Reported Good By Physicians At Bedside Conspirators Speed Away By The Associated Press March Ford tonight lay in his own hospital a victim of what sources close to him said was a deliberate attempt to kill him by crashing a larger motor car into the little coupe of his own manufacture in which he was riding Fords coupo was knocked off the road just after it had crossed the Michigan Avenue bridge over the Rive Rouge last Sunday The little motor car crushed down a 15foot embankment and came to a stop after over turnr against a huge elm tree six Dt from the waters Wife Summoned The automobile manufacturer was made but soon recovered made his wsy to a gate keeper of hia Ford was summoned and ho was taken to the Ford Yesterday his condition was not considered satisfactory and he was removed to the huge Henry Ford hospital where his condi despite untoward earlier said to be with no fear of A circumstantial story upon which detectives were said to be working was A closed motor car stood on Michigan avenue at Elm facing towards As Ford appeared in Elm the other car pulled ahead Ford passing The stranger followed for a half mile between street and the Kongo river aa started across the the driver of the big car stepped on the gas and deliberately side swiped Fords forcing it over the curbing and into a 1C the crash had occurred three sec onds Fords car would have been forced against the eastern end of the heavy concrete guard wall of the Quick Maneuvering Only skillful and quick maneu vering of his machine saved Ford from a headon collision into a bijr elm tree on the bank of the Rouge The left front fen der of the car grazed the overturning the machine within a few feet of the high front recent Ray superintendent of the Ford farm and frequently the companion of Ford driving about the said to day that Ford was preparing to take measures to make it tain hereafter that the manufac turer would be or ati least fcy a suar See FORD INJURED Page 4 What A was to travel from place to place years How much more com fortable the fine closed cars we may drive to Ixw prices and easy terms prevail on pood used cars offered through ReporterNews Classified Auto o 11 v a
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