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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER I VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY JUNE TWELVE NUMBER ABILENEJURYADJUDGESTOGORAYSANE ir Washingtons Reception Of American Hero June 11 TULIA SALESMAN SLAYER GIVEN DEATH PENALTY Held For Death Of Mother Blake Is Calm As Verdict Is head Frank Norfleet Figures In Capture Of Doomed Youth By The Associated Press June verdict of affixing punishment at was re turned at this morning by the jury in the case of Kobert Amarillo charged with murder in con nection with the killing of Fred Tulia automobile talesman on July Blake heard the verdict quite His Alex mediately gave notice that a motion for a new trial would be The case went to tie jury late last lots being Signed A confession signed liy Blake was offered in evidence by the state dur ing the In the Blake stated that he killed and rob bed while latter was eiving him a lift in his car in or der to obtain money with which to buy Finger print evidence also played a conspicuouspart in the Blake arrested at Fort several months ago by Frank of Hale na tionally known pursuer of Tremors Are Felt On Jersey Coast By The Associated Press ASBURY June Fifty miles of the north Jersey coast was rocked today by three distinct while severe mough to cause great alarm in the affected confined their destruc tion to the tumbling of two neys from houses in Long The shocks occurred between and oclock this stand ard They were particularly noticeable in the north of Asbury Build ings in the city were rocked and hundreds of excited persons fled to the Huge rolls of news print in the cellars of the Asbury Park press building were dislodged and rolled about the Director Tondorf of Georgetown believed the disturbance was associated with a After murdering his Mrs Nancy Harry McClen concealed her body in his home at icr two days and then buried her on Us DEATHS REACH FNRII TAMPA MOB CLASHES Reign Of Violence Both Civil Chiefs Believe By The Associated Press June three others in a serious condition and more a score marked the three nights of rioting that culminated last night when national guardsmen answered shots from a crowd in the vicinity or the county jail with machine gun Civil and military officials ex pressed tonight that the reign of violence had been sup but every precaution against a recurrence was Thirty under arrest and held to await action by the grand called to meet in spjecial session Monday to investigate the Undismayed by unsuccessful attempt Sunday night to remove confessed slayer of from the county jail and another attempt Monday night when 12 per sons were woundedin a fight with deputy the mob formed again last night and persisted in its purpose until the troopers fire had mowed down subsequently Wliethef of those kfilett HIGH WATERS AGAIN MENACE SOUTH STflTES Floods Receding However New Madrid Is Threatened actually were members of the was At least one of the victims was on an errand of Hugh Edward McCrae of Fort had stopped to minister to a wounded man lying in the street when a stray bullet struck The other victims were Hal of foreman of drivers for a bus line Earl an employe of the Clalr Oil and j Guards Beady Colonel commanding the vj companies of guardsmen here served vryptic notice today that our forces wih show the lawless element Hopes Of New York To Be First To Pay Young Flier Homage Dashed Honors Waiting By The Associated Press June capitals plans tu the nations homage to Captain Charles Lindbergh were smoothed out and definitely launched today with New York to Paris fliers acceptance of the presidents offer of the cruiser Memphis for return He said the occurrence was not un Aged Rising Star Citizen Is Killed June of Rising Star the funeral of his two gr anddaugh Ld si afternoon in Red was killed instantly early this morning when he stepped from a moving automo bile on the BreckenridgeGraham five miles north of Hancock was accompanied by his his and a He asked the who was driving the to stop and then attempted to alight before the vehicle came to a cflm alete He was thrown to the Jrround and his skull The was taken back to Rising Star ro Florence rck and Bertha were bathing yesterday in Red river When they drovyetL LIGHTNING KttlS ATHLETE VBy Thft Associated Prew June star athltte of the Crowell Nth and the son of p XI farmer killed when by Ifchtntaf Monday after while chopptaf cotton In his tnttM northeast of By The Associated Press NEW June Having engulfed approximately 000 square or twothirds of the alluvial lands of Louisiana as it streamed from more than a dozen the unprecedented Mis sissippi valley flood slowly drained into the Gulf of Mexico tonight with falling stages everywhere except in the south In the central part of the Missis sippi high water again was threatened and at the weather bureau pre dicted two feet above flood by At New which suffered severely month new dykes were being iirown up in anticipation of more ligh A lake more than 225 miles long and ranging from to 100 miles lies over the lowlands along the west side of the Mississippi river and through the level basin of the Atchafalaya As ridges of land emerged from ihe flood with recession of waters to the north another great exodus was about to Joyful Bringing his Spirit Of Louis plane witfi Lind bergh is expected to reach Washington on June to be officially received by President Coolidge and his cabinet and to receive the plaudits of Wash although accus tomed to great are ex pected to outdo Hopes Shattered Lindberghs acceptance of the presidents invitation dashed the feverish hopes of New York to be the first to do him but the cabinet committee arranging the celebration sounded a conciliatory note with announcement that tne reception here might require only one and that the aviator might then go yo New Lopis friends of the who have insisted upon that city that we are rrepared cope witti the troops had murder in and the situation may well indeed become very serious ii mobs are not suppressed once for Meanwhile residents were called on by a citizens to re main at home after 9 as long as trouble who said he beat to death Herman Merrell his wife and three children early Saturday with a because he mistook them for members of another family against whom he harbored a was taken from Tampa for safe keeping Sunday night and the mobs wrath apparently was diverted to the officers and yesterday were greeted with flying eggs and taunts from the crowd early last night and later were fired They returned the fire with machine guns and the clashes occurred intermittently until after being the favor of second to welcome have advised the committee of their willingness f j drop to third place New Yorks waiting The cabinet arrang ing Washingtons celebration only so far as the presidents participa has turned details of the local Deception over to a District of Col tttabia committee headed by John Hays The extent of stay here will be deter mined bylhim but the cabi homes from which they were driven by the racing prepared to set sail on the receding sea to be in their houses and ready to plan the Twenty parishes were involved in the sweep of the flood through Louisiana and thousands of acres went under where floods had never been known within memory of the STARS SEPARATE By Universal Service LOS June Viola Dana and Lefty both motion picture who since their wedding two years ago have been known as the ideal Hollywood have This was admitted by the diminutive star who said she didnt know where her husband Plynn was once famous an allAmerican football one day here he might feel free to go to New1 Their feeling was that inasmuch as two royal reigning heads and a president had personally greeted the flier this countrys appreci ation of his daring feat could be most properly typified by his recep tion first by President Hies To New York Under present plans Lindbergh will arrive in New York as he left it on May to brave death in an oceanspanning by air and in the same The aviation fields are available TrainAuto Crash Near Loraine Fatal June Mexi Wenselado Fernandez of Sweet water was probably fatally injured when the car in which they were riding crashed into a fast moving west bound freight train at a rail road west of here this Several others in the car were seriously Trainmen did not see the acci according to The train did not Padre Fei nandez was driving the i LONGER TO LIW By Universal Service June Ruth still has the desire to it has been revealed at Sing where she and Judd her former lover and coconspirator in the slaying of Albert arc in the death Thank the Lord weve got a little longer to she is quoted as saying when notified that her execution set for the week of June had been in definitely stayed by an appeal to the court of appeals for new Dry Chiefs Leave Office Appointment of former of New York Seymour Lowman upper right as assistant secretary of the treasury in charge di prohibition enforcement has been announced by Secretary The resignation of Ct Andrews lower left will take effect Roy A Haynes lower right actingdry commissioner since April and the AntiSaloon Leagues is to To the above is James M of promoted to commissioner of the succeeding Third Borger Field Catches Fire Five One Near Death Cupid tcores Easy Victory Over Divorce During Past Records Disclose Marriage scored a heavy vic tory over divorce in Taylor comity during a total of 53 licenses being secured at the office of E county against 21 suits for divorce that were filed in district There was a falling how from the number of licen ses in April when 63 marital writs were and yester the first day of fam ous for its registered but one union on the books a study of the se stubs was the center of blossoming romances which had budded in 22 other and two states other than TexasvNebraska and Merkel topped the list of neigh boring towns whose couples were sent to the local office to secure their wedding per Clyde sent and Sweet water The others are Falls Wichita Sari An May was a complete Wash out for Abilenes not a single wedding ceremony being performed for the citys colored There were two weddings among Mexicans for the hoW Only six of the 53 couples left please dont publish notices for the reporters on their license By The Associated Press June Five men were one probably when a gas the third in this section within the last caught fire at Sanford late A caser named McDowell was so severely burned he is not ex pected to This well is about half a mile from the one which took eight lives when it ex ploded It was only this morning that the last preceding the CochrillMcElroy was ex tinguished after a battle of sev eral It cost one that of Lee The well which caught fire today was the Skelly Number and Its ignition was caused by a spark struck while casing was being Two other one named Donahue and the other named and Clyde a and George drill ing were the others Boland was also said to be seriously He and Creed were taken to Amarillo while the other three were brought here for The Skelly 1 is a 25 mil lion cubic foot capacity well and is producing no oil at this The flames were shooting 100 feet There were no houses or other buildings in the im mediate vicinity of the well and danger of the blaze spreading was said to be Memphis will land Lindbergh and his and Secretary Davis of the war department arranged to have a tost of expert mechanics ready to assemble and tune the Spirit of Louis for immediate If Lindbergh desires to leave his plane in its crate he will be of fered anarmy plane and an escort for hte zfcw York A distinguished flying the army air corps special decoratioi for air will await Lind bergh upon his It will be given by President Coolidge who will offer him the hospitality of the White House during his There was a also that Coolidge might invite the fliers mother to greet her son here as her Airmen of the army and navy hurried preparations for a greetins at sea their fellow Naval officers were certain the the power and speed of a first cliass will land Lindbergh here In ample time a week from Saturday for the cele bration to to held that In event of lite the presidents reception likely will be held Monday before he leaves for the summer White By The Associated Press June well for this cityi record PROFITS OHITTEB NARLAND OIL COWANY MONGRIEF DENIES RUMORS By The Associated Press NEW June large industrial corpora the Marland Oil Company and Lorillard to day omitted quarterly action on which was due at this The LouisSan Francisco railroad declared an ex tra dividend of 25 cents a share on the common The passing of the Marland diviM ble July Similar disbursements were made three months dend occasioned no surprise in Wall as it had been predicted ireeiy for some owing to rel atively poor earnings and the re companys ces for crude Declining pri resulting from cut deeply into the companys The quarterly rate has been a share since De Official announcement was made three weeks ago that the Lorillard Company would pass its quarterly JVfoncriefs Statement An explanation for Marland Oil Company passing its quarterly divi dend was given to The News last over long distance by Moncrief from his home in Port Moncrief is vice president and general manager of Marland of Marlands earnings for the first quarter of this year actually were larger than for the corresponding quarter of said Mon but we have changed system of We are now dividend of 2 per cent in common charging off all Intangible drilling books show nothing but what Is actually on the that item alone represents several million The largely owing to financial needs in exploiting a new brand of The extra dividend of the LouisSan Francisco was in addition to the regular quarterly of on the coinnon Both are Moncrief was told by See MARLAND fan I ORMAN AGAIN TAKES FIRST IN BAG RACE Sails 715 Miles To Repea 1926 Success Second Goes To Hill By The Associated Press June T Van who has been consider able of a personage in the field of ballooning for some years and his seemingly have won another victory with the com pletion today of the national elimi nation race that started from here Sailing 715 miles to the sandy beach near Bar Van Orman and Old stood to night as unofficial winners of the annual classic preliminary to the international race which this year will start from Denver in Their victory was accomplished in the entry of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Second to Van Orman and Morton on the face of the landing reports are Hill and his who brought their entry the Detroit Number to the ground near establish ing an unofficial flight record of 665 The third balloon in point of distance covered seemingly was the United States army from Scott flown by Captain William Kep ner and his Lieutenant William Their distancewas given as 610 First word of the landing of the Detroit Number gave the dis tance covered as 605 This would have made that entry Later reports established the first figure as being incorrect and that it was Under the rules of the the pilots and aides of the first three balloons in the elimination race will represent in the interna tional CHILDREN KILLED By Universal Service IRON June Pringle and Alice Strand of Sagola each seven years of age were run over by a freight train at Sagola and each had her left leg cut They stepped into the path of the cars the train vat back into a Defense Claims Youth Suffers From Epilepsy Charged With Robbing Ovalo Bank Togo charged with bery with firearms in connec tion with the robbery of First State Bank of March and tried yesterday to determine his adjudged of sound mind by a jury in the 42 district court at oclock last Matt Blanton and Letcher attorneys appointed by Judge Milburn tained a separate trial on the issue of Bays when the case was called yesterday morn They cited the 1911 penal code which provides that where the quwtJon M insanity raised in a felony fendant is entitled to7 a waring on that The care was continued to 3 oclock Goes To Jury The case went to the jury at 19 oclock last following two hours of and Milton Lawrence of who arrived afternoon to join Bays made talks to the picturing Ray as the tim of irresponsible for his a sufferer from epilep and of unsound district and Frank county de clared that Bays actions showed him to be of sound and that he was ut trying to escape the consequences of his They teU you that he has epi and that his condition has been that way since yet no attempt has been made to put him in an institution for Black Charges as to Sanity In his charge to the Judge Vlilburn Long asked the jury men to determine two questions Was Bay of unsound or sound mind on July is he of sound or unsound mintf t Long charged the jurors that very man is presumed to be sane ntil proven and that the urden of proving his d on Bays Bay will goto trial on uarge of robbery with district said late ast Court will convene at 30 oclock when selection of a jury rom a special venire will Bay came into court None of his family was to hear Him branded as a esperate at best to heai 1m proven Save Milton who See TOGO RAY Page 4 The WISEST OWL Is the bird with money to SPEND Believe it or not it takes a wise man these days to build the benk balance to a point that keepi the family But WISE is he who enlists ReporterNews Claaiffed in his plans for he it SURE of many bargains many lion at his finger tips each The ReporterNews t
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