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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WIST SSilsf asttthMst nosiay VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents TUESDAY APRIL TWELVE NUMBER SNYDERGRAY MURDER TRIAL STARTS x W 5A 3A 2tt W 3ft Wes Texas Automobile Men Close Annual Convention MADE HOMELESS BY MssiSSiPPI FLOODS S Merchandising Clinic Is k Pronounced Success In Spite Of Threaten ing Weather More than 300 retail deal ers in automotive equipment at tended the second annual con ventiolHrof West Texas auto mobile men held here yester day under direction of the Automotive Equipment Associ ation of local mem bers of that association and the convention bureau of the Chamber of You are in the worlds larg est business and have better opportunities for making hon est profit than any other class of retail declared George spe cial speaker for the Equipment in an address at the final session of the nreet According to there are in the United States four million more automobiles The American people are sold on motor They use them for pleasure and for business in all walks of life and the dealer selling supplies and equipment for the machines has sales opportunities presented him every time a motor ist drives up to his Brosch Sales Arc Missed Less than 33 13 percent of the potential sales for retail stores and shops carrying automotive mer chandise are he cause for that condition is due to the general absence of modern sell ing methods in the retail end of the the specialist Motorists want equipment for their machines which give com safety and ap They are glad to buy and generally appreciate the thought fulness of the merchant In offering The automotive equip ment business is a branch of direct to consumer celling that brings greater satisfaction to the customer while giving the dealer a legitimate than many Bruseh he said in part The car owners are the bosses of the automobile the manufacturers keep their ears to the ground all the time and they have gone far toward giving the purchasers what they want until a man can now buy a machine painted to match his wife if he wants That is just an ex ample of how far the car buyers control the Overlook Small Things People who own automobiles overlook many small things that go to give them conven safety and Ev ery time a car drives up to a sta tion for air in the tires or water the an opportunity is offered employes of that place for making a lawful The car may need a spare a jack or one of a large list of other necessities for motor In order for the automotive equipment dealers to realize on the opportunities offered they first must have the merchandise their customers the goods must be shown and an opportunity presented to the car owners to This is an age In which the ma jor consideration is buying service and the emphasis is not put on People buy automatic pen electric and silk not because those items are the lowest not because they cant get the same results with cheaper and less modern appli but because these along with many other recent In novations give add to the buyers comfort and minimize risks or enhaance ap The same ideas apply to the automotive equipment mer cnandising touched for the go The field is wide un The cow doesnt give her you have to take itThe jfes that hang around the hives all the time soon die but the bee 0W AOTO MEET Film Star Given 10Day Jail Term I John H Gilhrrt John Hollywood movie is serving a tenday jail sentence following his arrest and plea of guilty to a charge of dis turbing the The noted act or started his term Gilbert appeared at the Beverly Hills police station at 3 oclock Monday morning demanding the arrest of a person at his where he had been host to a party of When his demand was refused the police he created such an uproar that he was placed in a He was later released under and then later locked up again to start his fol lowing his STATESOLORS TO CONVENE IN HAY 9 Three Items Are Listed By Governor Moody For Extra Session By Thf Associated Press usual special session of the legis lature was called today by Gover nor Dan Moody to convene at noon May for consid eratlon of so prospective business that a second 30day ses sion may follow the In his proclamation the gover nor listed specifically only three items for gen eral biennial appropriation a state civil service law and high way In how the call included a fourth general to consider and act on such other subjects of public importance as the execu tive from time to time dur ing the session submit by mes sage or Another fight over the tobacco tax is in House appro priations committeemen today openly declared that the which was killed by the senate near the regular session will be reconsidered at the special The governor is expected to Issue a message sanctioning revenue and through this the tobacco tax Is expected to be introduced by some of its majority house pro The house appropriations com mittee and the finance committee are working now In ef forts to bring the states proba ble expenditures for the next two years within the expectant reve nue of about They will submit four major appropria tion bills which occupy a large part of the special session Prominent Educator Will Become Professor Of Economics On Faculty Of School By The Associated Press April first native Tex an to hold the presidency of the University of Monday night resigned his effective of Sep tember Splawns resignation was submitted to the board of regents Monday night after the board had spent two considering the re port of president of the Exstudents re garding the future developments of the university physical He told the regents in a signed state ment that hedesired to give his en tire tirhB to teaching and research The resignation was accepted reluctantly by the Ed member of the after the He was Im mediately elected professor of econ omics of the university Drv former member of the Texas Railroad Comm Hisioh SaXucdaV was appointed one ofthe federal wage Splawns statement to the Board of approximately 400 words in smacked of the difficulties of political maneu vering as required of a university He said the board had supported him wholeheartedly at iall times but indicated that the I frequency of the turnover of mem bership of the board resulting from its organization as part of a poli tical system had convinced him thai such support could not be expected over a period of Under such arrangement that of the turnover of regents the president of he explain is particularly vulnerable to those who are willing to make Resulting insecurity of tenure makes the great office of president of the University of Tex as much less attractive than it should be Splawn said after the meet Ing that his recent appointment as a member of the railroad arbitra tion board had not influenced his decision to Hearings of this board will occupy no more than 12 he and the Board of Regents had granted a leave of absence to attend its ses sions before his resignation was of We think the appointment was a distinct honor to Splawn par ticularly and also to the univer member of the The resignation was a complete and there was no Inti mation as to a possible successor for The regents meet ing is to continue No actidn was taken tonight on reported complaints concerning administration of the schools ath letic policies by athletic Several wit nesses were but after the meeting one of the regents said the board had ehard several rumors supported by but few Pub lished reports today said that res ignation of Belmont would be de manded by a minority faction of the Night Club Owners Believed Kidnaped By The Associated Press April A ransom fund of was re ported to have been raited tonight by wealthy night life habitues and relatives to buy the freedom of Jake Adler and Frank wealthy cabaret owners who disap peared Wednesday Adler and owners of the Midnisrht one of Chi cagos night life left their cabaret Wednesday msrnlng about 3 oclock with their They drove away in their automo bile and of ths thrM has toea ssen Mexican Officials Held By Border Authorities By The Associated Press April Antonio deposed gover nor of and Esteban and Joa quin secretary to the gov arrived in Alpine Monday afternoon from where they crossed the border and spent the night in the Chisos The official party was detained by bor der Hill and shorty after they had registered at hotel The Mexican former governor and par ty and the patrolmen left about 5 lor i CONSULATE BURNS By Universal Service EL Aprlk De struction by fire of the American consulate In Durango Thursday was reported In newspa per advices received hers David of la at SEVEN STATES HEAVY IUT BY DEVASTATING MIRAGES OF GREAT STREAM LEVEES FAIL Thousands Of Acres Inundated By Spreading Wat ers Of Flooded Streams Twelve Lives Claim ed Small Twisters Strike West Texas By The Associated Press April Red Cross today estimated at least were refugees as result of heavy floods in the Mississippi river and its It was stated this number probably was far short of the true In Missouri and there were known to be at least refugees and east of the in Ken Mississippi and there were at least The housing problem is acute everywhere in the flooded said the Red Cross public FIVE ARE HURT IN WIND STORM IIEAR GRANGER Rock Springs Dead List Reaches 51 With New Death By The Associated Press April Five persons are known to have been one perhaps when a tornado demolished the home of Floyd four miles west of here twister swept down about 19 A hurried check has revealed no other Telephone and telegraph lines in several directions are Some are left A staying with the Con family the most seriously Her leg was her collar bone crushed and her head severey Smiths whose name was not also was Injured as were three members of the Con By The Associated Press SAN April death list In the Rock Springs tornado went to 51 tonight when Rosa Fuentes died in a local the twelfth to die or enroute to this At least two other survivors in local hospitals are still In a danger ous one of was heartened today to learn that his wife and baby daughter were safe In Rock In the confusion no word of them had been obtained until Spur Educator Is Elected Official By The Associated Press April Clifford Jones of Spur was elected president of the board of directors of the Texas Technologi cal college In a meeting of the board here Under wood of Plainview was elected vice president and Kimbro of Lubbock was selected as treasurer of the The board met here today to go through the school with the sen ate finance committee which is considering the needs of the insti WOMAN TRAMPLED By The Associated Press April An unidentified woman about 50 years old was trampled to death today when three elephants ap pearing in an act ft Proctors Theater in Market broke away from their The ele phants were recaptured within a tew minutes and taken to the Box buildings and racant houses have been used as far as pos Shelter Needed The state of Tennessee has ex hausted its supply of tentage and thousands of people still require Tentage furnished by the JJnited States army is being mov ed for the Red Cross by the rail roads without charge as rapidly as i flood conditions along the track permit and already has begun to relieve the housing The feeding of refugees has not as yet become an extenslve prob lem In many but appar ently will involve considerable ex By The Associated Press April A small tornado Monday des troyed several houses and slightly injured several persons at the Western Carbon Black plant three miles southeast of Portions of buildings were carried a quarter of a April house was blown down and about damage done by a small twister which struck 85 miles west of here early Monday No casualties were pense and very careful A complication which becomes more the further south one goes Is the interference of the flood with the planting of spring In addition to promising severe economic this situation is adversely affecting the willing ness and ability of plantation own ers and other farm employers to become entirely responsible for the maintenance of their em By The Associated Press April Heavy with the flood waters of twofifths of the total area of continental United the Mis sissippi river and its tributaries hammered incessantly at the lev ees man has built to reclaim hundreds of square miles of fertile Erect Fortifications Throughout their man and machine tonight continued to pile on sand bags and construct emergency revetementa on the dykes to protect the flood plains extending at an average width of fifty miles from the river bridge built by deposits through the cen Widespread distress and exten sive ruin mark the places where the river has overcome Its artifi cial bounds and laid claim to un counted thousands of acres of Spreading widely over Arkansas and with lesser areas inundated in Tenneseo and the flood has driven an estimated persons from their homes and wrought material ruin ex fiee SEVEN STATES Page 4 WITNESS WAS MISQUOTED The story in the Reporter News of Sunday morning con cernlng the fatal shooting of James Phliiip Trammeil at Swcctwater wrongly stated that a witness at the a had said Tranunen came in and began CUImmv mi Another witness had stated that The first thing I heard wan a I tamed and Trammel fell with Ms head at my Elsewhere n the story it stated that Trammel was Our report of what OalUway was wrong which we greatly Burleson Voice Attitudes Toward New York Governor As Candidate i By The Associated Press April tudes ranging from accord to neu trality toward Governor Al Smiths declaration of freedom from Catholic influence In politics were voiced today from the front ranks of Texas Governor Dan Moody reiterated his former opinion that the New York governors religious affilia tions have not so much bearing on his possible presidential candidacy as his attitude on the prohibition question Albert Sidney Burleson and Thomas postmaster general and attorney general res under the late President Wilsons both ex pressed leanings toward Governor who recently opined that Smith could carry the South for saw In the governor admiration enough to put it quiet us upon the religious Intolerance opposing Smith because of his Roman Catholic Gregory said he would rather see a Catholic Democrat in the presidential chair than a Protest ant The Democratic platform Is the main Item in the presidential situa Earte junior senator from He was reticent concerning the religious expressing disinclination to be drawn into this but intimated that the individual affiliations of prospective candi dates should be subordinate to the platform Commenting on Smith reply to a magazine open letter sounding out his balance of allegiance to church and Governor Dan Moody said I believe Governor Smiths attitude on the prohibition question Is a greater handicap to him than the religious By The Associated Press NEW April The exchange of public letters by Governor Alfred Smith and Charles on the alleged clash of the principles of the Ro man Catholic church with the American constitution halted today when Marshall replied to the gov and the latters secretary announced that Governor Smith would have nothing further to The governors in which he said he knew of nothing In his faith that would Interfere with his duties to the aroused inter est in civil and political throughout the Cox Comments Among a number of prominent men who commented favorably on Governor Smiths reply were James and John former presidential a and Episco focused his reply to Gov ernor a Catholic considered a likely presidential on two chief One of these points was the hope that Governor Smiths disclaimer of an adher ence to church dogma stronger than allegiance to state principles marked the beginning of change that would bring the policy of the Catholic church Into accord with the modern The other was a text book used in parochial In this man from which he Mar shall said he found what he con sidered refutation of Governor Smiths contention that the church did not teach opposed to the dissociation of church arid Challenges Governor Marshall emphasized that he ac cepted the governors disclaimer of religious principles that would Interfere with the administration of but challanged the gov ernors statement that such prin ciples were being taught In paroch ial Marshall quoted from the text book The Manual of Christian Doctrine published In under imprimature of Cardi nal Daugherty of Philadelphia Commenting a quotation from this in whicu the John Joseph stated that the church had the right to pro See TEXAS DEMOS 4 Helen Gets Auto Dan Loses Sleep By The Associated Press April Governor Dan Moody came to the police station at this morning and reported that his brougham automobile had been but was unable to give the Police got busy and Round Kyle and San Marcos It was learned how that the car was not The ma chine was found at a local gar age where Miss Helen Moodys had left it instead of returning It to the mansion She had been using It during the week end absence of the governor and TWO SCHOOL GIRLS DROWR HEAR R AUGER Car Washed Off Bridge Traps Daughters Of Ru ral Resident Special To The News Two youngschool girls were drowned and three other two women school and another child narrowly escaped death when the car in which they were riding was swept off a bridge by the swollen waters of Russel Creek near here The dead are the 7 and 12 year old daugh ters of Ed a farmer living three miles from The including another child member of the Campbell family who escaped were returning to their homes following the afternoon school The swift waters of the flooded stream carried the car Into the The younger girls body was found by rescuers but a four hour search was neces sary to recover the other She was a mile down the Remaining members of the car received only severe One of the teachers was an aunt of the By Universal Service April The body of George 17 year old high school was found In Crystal Lake His father and brother were in the boat which finally Jocated the body with grappling McMahan drowned when his small boat capsized Sunday Appeal Filed By Accused Slayers By The Associated Press April Whitey Walker and Hugh under murder indictment In con nection with the slaying of Officer Coke Buchanan in Borger March today filed habeas corpus appeal in the court of criminal appeals seeking reductions In the amount of bond required of The two men first sought ha beas corpus release in the 84th district Whitey Walkers bond was fixed at and the others at both of which are claimed to be Ed also of and held in connection with the same recently filed a similar appeal with the Hearing on the appeals was set for April Two Texans Are Injured By Georgia Train Derailment By The Associated Press April and were injured today when the Crescent New York to New Or Southern railway passenger was derailed near West railroad officials here a Houston Insurance received a broken Moody news paper suffered abrasions about the Tho train was delayed for a little more than an Pair Are Charged With Slaying Of Husband In New Yorks Dumb Bell Murder By Universal Service LONG ISLAND April chilly looking blonde with frosty and one of those youbet youwill and an scaredrunk fellow that you couldnt miss among any hun dred men as a dead for a or the shell or maybe a gold Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray are on trial in the huge weatherbeaten old court house of Queens in Long Island just across the river from the roar of New for what might be called for want of a better the dumbbell It was so Brutal Murder They are charged with the kill Ing four weeks ago of Albert art editor of the maga Motor the blondes and father of her 9year old daughter under circumstances that for sheer stupidity and bru tality have seldom been equalled in the history of It was stupid beyond Imagina this and so brutal that the thought of it probably makes many a peaceful homelov ing Long Islander like Albert Sny shiver in his pajamas as ha prepares for They killed Snyder as he slum so they both admitted in Snyder has since repudiated first whacking him on the head with a sash then giving him a few whiffs of and nally tightened a strand of pic ture wire around his throat so h wouldnt Drinks Whiskey This matter disposed they went into an adjoining room and had a few drinks of the whiskey used by some Long which Is very and talked things They thought they had committed the perfect whatever that may It was probably the most Imperfect crime on It was and unspeakably They were hbt lovers these but they are strangers They never exchanged a glance today as they sat in the cavernous old court room while the citizenry Island tramped In and out of the jury and the attorneys tried to get a Jury of twelve men together without See SNTDEB TRIAL Page 4 1 Traded Apartment For Peterman traded his apartment for not the kind of board that the lumber yards but the kind that a good cook turns out three times a It was a good trade for both as most of the trades that The ReporterNews wan up Peterman was a young single man with the entire half of his duplex at his disposal and he only used one o he Inserted the following ad for one time and received numbers of answers and selected his renter the same evening YOUNG man will give 3room fur nlshsd apartment in duplex for his Phone The shortest rcsd to a sale or rental is through a want The more you the quicker you Two
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