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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas9 Own Newspaper VOLUME 1 THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER wirr Tkurttfey Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY APRIL 1927TWELVE NUMBER ELP SOUGHT BY NEW ORLEAN x x x x x x x x x x Convention Will Consider Common Point Rate Case x x x x x x x x x x x xx FEDERAL ROAD AID RESTORED T T Announcement Follows All Day Conference Of Commission And Officials April Restoration of federal road aid to the Texas highway system end approval of tentative allot ments of federal road money fnade by the new state highway commission tonight was an nounced by Thomas Mac chief of the national governments bureau of Aid was withdrawn from the state during the last Ferguson highway commissions term ivhen the federal bureau became dissatisfied with maintenance of federal aided roads and alarm ed at the financial of the state departments All Day Conference The official announcement clos ed a conference with the state high way commission which lasted prac tically all The highway commission has eatisfied the bureau as to the fu ture maintenance of those federal ftlied roads previously which been Inadequately A program for the use of federal aid in Texas in the work of recon etruction and a new construction has been agreed upon and those projects to which allot ments of federal aid have been ten tatively made by the highway com mission are in line with this pro pram and will be approved at MacDonald About In aid will be available to the state this year and about for the discrepancy being caus ed by the fact that the state thus far this year has received no allot ments All tentative of fed eral made by the highway commission and totaling about will be approved immedi ately by the national Some in state aid also has been allotted by the commission to match federal Engineers Present MacDonald was accompanied In tbe conference by his assistant federal engineer over the division including and Everett of resident engineer for the govern ment in the Before announcement of the res ration of the aid the com ssion allotted about eral aid and about state money to projects in various Allotment made to Mont gomery county this morning was cancelled later in the day when it was adjudged the county has not sufficient money to pay its i Counties receiving aid f Fort federal aid and state aid to match the equal sum of county money in hard surfacing highway Nnumber 12 from Hosenberg to Wharton county Grimes Connty Aided Grimes federal aid and state aid to sup plement about county money in concreting miles of highway Six from the Waller county line federal aid and state aid to add to county money in hard surfacing ten miles of highway 43 north of Palestine and for hard surfacing four miles of the same highway to the Neches river be tween Anderson and Cherokee Woman Officer Of Station Dies AwxMaJed Press ACKETT Albert who until a fewyears ago had tho distinction of being only woman commandant of a fltatw to Italian Plotters Given Jail Terms Tito former deputy in the Italian parliament lower and General Luigi of the Italian For their complicity in a plot to assassinate Mussolini in 1925 they have been sentenced by the Facist military tribunal at Rome to 30 years imprisonment and perpetual de privation of public NAVY FLIERS KILLED WHEN PLANE FALLS NonStop Flight Across At lantic Planned By Two Aviators By The Associated Press NEWPORT April Commander Noel Davis and Lieutenant Stanton naval were kill ed today when the giant biplane in which they had hoped to cross the flopped over In mak ing a landing In a marsh near Both airmen were trapped in the cockpit which was submerged in mud and Officers from Langley who reached the machine a few min utes after it had turned said they found that Davis had been crushed about the face and that Woosters neck had been A naval court of Inquiry con vened in executive session late to day in an attempt to ascertain the cause of the a step that Is always taken under the circum Davis and both of them graduates of the naval met death in the plane in which they had planned to compete for the Ortetg prize for the first nonstop flight between New York and The re cently christened the American Le gion by the wife of Commander was carrying a load of 000 Attempting their first flight in the plane with such a Davis and Wooster succeeded In getting the ship off the When about 50 feet In the air It made one then settled toward the The plane made a good landing in a marsh near a fishing village on Back but after going about 12S through the its tall lifttd high In air and it flopped Breckenridge Tribunal Im poses Maximum Penal ty On Attorney For In surance Association April Gray acting aa attorney for Employ ers Insurance and local agent for the sirae were this afternoon ad judged in contempt of court after a hearing before Judge Ham lin in the 90th District Orders were entered assessing against Gray a fine of and three days in the maximum and a fine of and two hours in jail for The hearing was the aftermath of an alleged fictitious suit heard in the district court Involving a personal injury claim which was alleged to have been Arnett said to have been employed by the insurance company to make an investigation in and who also was cited in the order which re quired Gray and Hervey to appear in answer to contempt did not Service had not been made in his it was under History of Case According to points set up in the order of Judge Hamlin citing the defendants to appear before Arnett Dorbrandt brought suit against the Texas Employers Insur ance Association asking that an award of the Texas Industrial Ac cident Board be set aside and that he be allowed to recover damages for injuries alleged to have been sustained by The order further recites that the suit was tried on April that Dorbrandt secured testimony in the trial from two local physicians summoned as witnesses and that when placed on the stand himself denied that he had sustained any Suspicions Aroused The order then stated that John attorney of record for the Texas Employers Insurance Asso told the court in sub stance and effect that his Texas Employers Insurance Associ had paid off a number of claims arising at Breckenridge and so became suspicious of certain physicians at and had employed said Arnett Dorbrandt to Investigate a certain claim which said client had paid off that in making said investigation said Arn ett Dorbrandt feigned the injuries mentioned in plaintiffs pleading m said both to his said attor ney who filed said pleading and to his physicians who testified In this and to the Industrial Acci dent Boafd of the State of Three members of the local Lyndsay Charles Clark and were ap pointed by court to represent the tribunal in the Nebraska Banker Is Wounded By Bandits By The Associated Press April president of theState Bank of Elk was shot and seriously wounded by two men who attempted to rob the bank The robbers fled without any Wyatt was standing behind the cashiers cage when the men en tered and ordered him to hold up his Aa he reached for nis automatic revolver one of the men he was struck In the The then ran from the hopped into their waiting automobile and fled Slangy Serious Here are tho latest photos of Ruth with Henry Judd her expara are being tried In Long Is land City for the murder of Snyders The icy blonde as she is described by writers at the was slangy and even uncivil when first ar All that she has tried to leave behind now that she is on These new photographs indicate the facial expressions she wears as she plays the role of defendant on a murder Specialto The News April men are in a here suffering from bullet wounds and a their is under arrest following a raid by Sheriff Brownfield with two deputies on an alcohol 15 miles south of here this men were shot In a gun the offi The wounded men refuse to divulge Sheriff Brownfield with Depu ties Leath and Henry New man found 230 gallons of alcohol Monday They remained with the find until 2 oclock this after noon awaiting the return of the When the two strangers and the woman made their appear ance the trio was ordered to sub mit to command of the officers answered with revol ver Snyder Trial Damon Runyons engrossing account of Tuesdays develop ments In the Ruth SnyderHen ry Judd Gray murder trial will be found today in page made by the two principals and later repudiated were Introduced at yesterdays Testimony of witnesses who had heard the confessions proved the sensation of the day Midland Invites Oil Men to Feed April Tex as oil mjn have been invited by the Midland Chamber of Commerce to be guests of the organization at a barbecue to be May 7 spe cially In their Families of all oil mtn and all others allied with oil Industry also In mffipuG If It Abolishes Common Point Will Give Big Advantage To Dal las And Worth The assault by Fort Worth and Dallas on the common point freight structure in West culminating successfully in a decision by the Interstate Commerce Commission Satur will be discussed promin ently in the coming annual convention of the West Texas Chamber of at Wichita Decision in Doubt It was so stated yesterday from Stamford by Homer gen eral manager of the who said he was bitterly disappointed whethlrttcontemplated trie out right destruction of the common point rate on which much of West Texas prosperity has rested for the past thirty years We shall have to wait for full Wade I am hope ful that the commission has au thorized rate groupings by the railroads which will not wipe out the freight rate advantage this new West Texas country has rightly The case is known as the con solidated Southwestern rate and for several years has been bitterly contested byDallas and Fort Worth on theone and the territory served by the West Texas Chamber of Commerce on the other Extended hearings have been terminating last East Versus West Dallas and Fort Worth shipping Interests alleged that the West Texas common point rate was a discrimination against Under the common point rate shipments of freight originating in the North and East and destined to points In the common rate zone enjoyed the same rate as shipments destined to Fort Worth and other points The Cis said to have abolished this and sub stituted distance scales for the whole Southwestern Common point territory Is all of that lying east of a line drawn from Corpus Christ through San Including Bg Snyder and Childress excepting that out of the common point zone there has been carved Northeast Texas Includ ing Fort Worth and The decision apparently instructs the Southwestern railroads to re vise their tariffs on a mileage basis on denned commodities and Issues a baste for giving Northeast Texas and Oklahoma shoppers lower rates but leaving in doubt the status of West Texas Under present West Texas points In the common such as Abilene and San An gelo and enjoy the same as Dallas and Fort Worth on goods shipped from northern and eastern points while on the mileage basis they will naturally pay higher local Shippers Puzzled Local shippers yesterday con fessed to being In the air over theeffect of the of the Wooten Grocery said that it likely would not be damaging on wholesale grocers of West Texas so far as Fort Worth and Dallas competition is but that it will cause endless confusion In freight billings to thevarious branch and to make groceries come a little higher to the West Texas In other he there will be higher freight rates to b abnorbed all along the But West Texas wholesalers who Job their goods over long distances wHl be hit said Payton of Ed Tor 9M cTnUUXG 4 Farm Youth Clings To Fast Ebbing Life Despite Paralysis Artificial Respiration Is Keep ing Boy Alive By Associated Press April Walter Boothe still clung tenaciously to life tonight af ter nearly 130 hours of arti ficial respiration Already the 18 year old farm boy had lived far beyond the time doctors allotted Since noon last Boothe has lain with legs and lungs The attack came was about to undergo an operation for a disordered the re sult of an automobile accident last Boothe seemed brighter attendants but they refused to speculate on how much he might hold His father and and of Hay are constantly at his SELECTOR OF JDRY SLOW III Bobbitt T Testify In Case Moody May Be Summoned By Universal Service April tion of a Jury to try Moore of expelled member of the fortieth legislature on a bribery la not expected to be com pleted until Wednesday It was indicated when court ad journed All day Tuesday was consumed In an effort to pick twelve men to sit on the and the net result was the selection of two tentative and the picking of 15 men from whom the remaining ten may be This exhausted the special venire of 27 who had been called and the sheriff was ordered to summon a new panel of 100 men to report Wednesday From this new panel It Is proposed to select 15 and from those the jury will be Today the court overruled the defense motion to quash the In the court holding that thetrue bill was effective In every The court having granted a Moore will be tried after which Dale of also an expelled member of the legislature and jointly Indicted with will face Trial of both cases Is expected to consume the remainder of the week because of the number of witnesses to be Speak er LBobbitt Is already here and will testify for the Governor Moody is also expected to be Will Local Shows Run On Sunday For Flood Relief Fund Whether Sunday performances by the three local theatres of the Dent corporation Tor benefit of t e flood relief fund will be allowed could not be learned late last following receipt of a dispatch from Dallas stating that Dent Theatres had joined with other large theatre operators to raise money for relief of flood The Dent company operates the the Queen and the 3ex theatres Sunday shows have never been allowed in the nearest approach having been made in recent months with occa sional performances Legiiyiing at More than 250 Texas theatres will give benefit performances Sunday May according to the rather than net re ceipts will be donated to the relief tho theatre bearing expenses of operation Robb and Rowiey Theatre the Motion Picture of Texas and several smaller movie house Included among those donating to Cravasse Is Proposed Be low City To Relieve Sit uation Government Takes Hand By The Associated Press NEW April Simpson tonisht Issued a proclamation declaring that a public emergency exists and ordering the creation of an artifi cial break In the levee of the Mis sissippi rirer near Poydras at noon Friday April By The Associated Press NEW April Crescent larg est in the South and second port in the today was forc ed to apply for relief from its greatest asset as the raging tor rent of the greatest flood in the history of the Mississippi swept the Governor af ter making a telegraphic re quest for permission from the war department to cut ttre levee below New Orleans in order to relieve the ramparts protecting the city from the strain to which the prolonged high water has subjected attended conferences of engineers and business men to discuss plans for cutting the levee near Poy Public Ignorant The governor declined to make any statement for publication the public in New was kept in Ignorance concerning steps being taken to alleviate the The proposed crevasse would ba about feet wide and near the scene of the break in 1922 which flooded acres of farming and trapping lands in Plaquemina and Bernard Engi neers believe that a crevasse of that width would lower the level at New Orleans three since one only 600 feet wide cut the river stago in New Orleans al most two feet In Vigorous protests came today from both the section which would be Inundated by the break and from the upper While the farmers in Bernard and Plaqu mine parishes would only iose ona seasons the trappers in the territory affected would lose two or more seasons of work since tha flood waters would kill many fur bearing Intense indignation at the pro posal was registered at a mass meeting held at Braithwaite la Plaquemine More than 400 persons headed by Judge Leander Perez and Sheriff Mereaux denounced the artificial spillway Sheriff Opponent Sheriff Mereaux declared that In spite of all assurances to tha every one here knowa that when the crevasse has been made you will get nothing in re Judge Perez denounced the pro posal as unfair to the residents of Bernard and Plaquemine par but expressed the belief that the war department had authority to authorize the he we should take every measure to insure ade quate financial compensation for any loss that may be sustained through such a Wo are fac ing a situation such as never be fore existed in our We have been Imposed At conference held last night only two representatives from this district were They did not want any New Orleans has not given tha parishes of Bernard and Pla quemine a aquaro They been plotting to break for many are ins simply a square deal and we havent got Committee Named A with full power to act for two See FLOODS 4
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