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   Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1927, Abilene, Texas                                West Texas Owp Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WliT wif mtr In Saturday partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY MORNING JUNE NUMBER S CAPTU RIZONA Feared As Posse Closes In On Armed Convicts w 9 9 v v v f BYRD AGAIN DELAYED BY BAD WEATHER Change in Plans Made At Last Minute Due To Storm Off Newfound land By The Associated Press ROOSEVELT June flight of the monoplane America was in definitely postponed late to night when weather conditions failed to improve as they had been to Commander Byrd announced the postponement on advice of James of the weather Kimball said a low pressure area off Newfoundland made a flight and that there were now no indica tions that conditions would be favorable any time to Disappoints Crowd Its all Byrd Kimball tells me it would be best not to make a flight and I said right along I would be guided by his Just when I will be able to get off is It certainly seem ed that our hopoff surely Would take The news of the postponement was received by the which had been waiting at the with loud murmurs of All In Readiness When the disappointing news of bad leather was received the giant monoplane was poised at the top of Its elevated with wings spread like some great night ready to hop off for Paris at the first streak of Shortly before 9 oclock the plane was hauled out of the hangar and taxied to the top of the runway under its own Before being taken to the runway the plane was but the weight was not made After seeing the plane in Commander Byrd and the three members of his crew returned to their hotel to get a few hours rest before the hopoff which had been scheduled for 4 Thousands on Field As dusk settled over the field an everincreasing stream of automo began to By the time the plane was on the sev WILL WALES CHOOSE ONE OF THESE The Prince Wales and a few of the princesses who would be glad to help him find Englands future hed only let MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR IS STILL SINGLE AT AGE OF 33 intent on witnessing the third Amer ican planedepart from this field for the European continent within a few Extra details of police were on go to their all that remained to be done was the final inspection by the corps of mechanics and fuel ing of the Part of the special ly tested gasoline for the three motors was at the The first official air mail from New York to Paris was delivered tonight to Commander who has been especially sworn in as an air mail preparatory to the ex pected The mail consisted of 200 letters and seven small With the monoplane America noised on its runway the flying field jjpas suddenly deluged by a tropical The storm caused considerable concern but damage to have been done when the rain stop The storm at oclock pbile thousands stood pressed ainst the police Immediate the field was All lights went out in the The storm stopped as quickly as it broke and the crowds stepped gin gerly back to the field from their State Association Closes Convention Next Meeting Place Not Selected West Texas won distinct honors at the Texas Pharmaceutical Associa tions threeday which closed yesterday at San Topping the list of those attain ing distinction is Shine Phil prominent Big Spring who was elected president of the association for the next Knox Pittard of Anson was chosen first vice president John Bay of Abi lene won a jjlace on the board of and Wilford Harrison of Wichita Palls was elected to the executive Other Officejs Named Other officers chosen were Henry San second vice president Walter secretary and treasurer Gra home and Brenner of Gonzales was elect ed to fill a vacancy on the executive committee Seely of Cleburne See PHARMACISTS Page 4 Pleas Of His People Cant Rush British Heir To Throne June worlds most eligible bachelor was 33 years old Wednesday and is still a bache lor Edward Arthur Christian George Andrew Patrick David more popularly known as the Prince of ate his birthday cake Wed nesday in one or the other of various palace while his the and his the sorrowfully reflected that for more than 15 birthdays they have next year hell be married surely It was back in 1911 that the in hullabaloo about findiug a bride for Prince Davy In 1911 he was betrothed by public Opinion to the daughter of the kaiser of Princess Victoria Lots of Reports And from irst engagement he has been variously reported en gaged to every eligible girl of blood royal in the Caucasian world girls every girls ranging in age from 16 to beautiful girls and homely studious girls and friv olous There are enough romantic tales woven about Prince Davy to sup ply all the operas of all One of the most popular has it ihat his heart isburied in the un mown grave of the Grand Duchess Tatiana daughter of the czar of who was put to death by They say that he loved Princess Astrid of and was about to make her his when she At Ml Parley Refuses To Re discuss Treaty Washington By The Associated Press June Brit ain has utterly failed up to the present to win over the United States to her proposal to reopen and rediscuss tne naval treaty at the Geneva tripar tite In continuing her efforts in that Great Britain brought forward one of the TwentyOne Of 35 Who Fled From Prison Farm Tuesday Night Are Re captured By The Associated Press June posses were sur rounding three escaped convicts near Leona and Madisonville and preparing for a grin fight at peace officers in Texas cities were on the look out tonight Jor a large touring car bearing a Kansas City tag and a Missouri license in which were two or more men who were foiled Wednesday Anight in a wholesale prison TwentyOne xtetaken In the meantime other guards brought Into the main prison six more of the 35 convicts who es caped Tuesday night from the guson prison farm at Twentyone of iih6 fugitives now are behind prison Their names are not Two convicts reported surrounded near Leona are believed to be arm edand preparing to defend their liberty with thefr They are hiding in underbrush where they can use small trees and ravines for Citizens saw the pair go into the woodsearly this morn ing and both carried rifles or shot pbssemen were No Bobberies Reported No robberies have been reported from this vicinity and it Is not de termined how the fugitives came into possession of tRe The possemen were scattering around the thicket and sending blood hounds Into flush the hoping they would come out and A lone fugitive was seento hide in the brush near Madisonville this AGAIN IN TOILS MATTHEW Murderer and bank robber whose sensational escapades have stirred the entire See TEXAS CONVICTS Page 4 Lindbergh Talks Of Future Plans With Officers By The Associates Press June onel Charles Lindbergh dropped down upon Washington again today and held a long conference with federal aviation officials and the Backers of his transAtlantic flight as to his own place In the future jicture of commercial air develop The conference was held during most skilled and experienced diploa cruise down the Potomac mats in the British Lord who laid before Hugh head of the American dele gation today the great desirability of reducing the size of aircraft carriers and cruisers which was definitely fixed at the Wash ington Lord Cecil put stress on this from the standpoint of econ omy xand practical Asked tonight during a press con ference about the views of the Am erican delegation on reopening of the decisions taken at Washlng See PRINCE OF WALES Page 4 See DISARMAMENT Fare 4 on the private yacht of Sec retary the famous flier be ing taken out of the city so the discussions could be held far from the presence of crowds and news paper No conclusion was reached at the conference on the and Sec retary MacCracken said Colonel Lindbergh probably would not de terminb specifically his future until after he had left The colonel expects to remain here leaving Saturday morning by with New York as his probable South Dakota Coon Captures Heart Of Gals Rebecca Senrfce f June the pet favor ite pet of President is loose She broke her way oat of her cage in the summer White House garage early scampered up the hills and nestled in the top branches of the highest Rumor says that Rebecca is hi Another raccoon has been seen hanging around the summer White Rebecca has lowered the White House prestige by taking up with this mountain raccoon but the Cool idges are so fond of her that she probably will be forgiven if she Fill mNDEME EFFORT Fugitive Cornered Under Rim Of Grand Canytm Two Companions Also Are Held Its Says KimestWhen Shown Circular By The Associated Press GRAND wanted in Oklahoma for bank murder and a number of felonies and jail was captured under the rim of the Grand Canyon this afternoon by a posse led by Chief Forest Ranger Brooks of the Grand CanyonNational There was a brief exchange of shots between who was heavily and the but no one was The capture of the Oklahoma bandit followed the arrest a short time before in Bright Angel at the edge of the of and of with whom Kimes entered the park this A park foreman and a J est ranger on duty at the check Ing at entrjince of bicles must be iden tified who was riding in the rear seat of the Kady au Car Is Followed telephoned ahead of the car to the office of the chief who had rangers the car IS DDE TODAY ATEDIHBDIG Jury Will Report On Flogging Today By Universal Service June special grand jury has been in vestigating the brutal flogging of two tenant farmers and their wives near here two weeks ago by four masked will report their find ings to the Harrison county district court Friday morning at 9 it was learned tonight from a re liable Since the grand jury was more tharrtwo score witnesses have been including three state sent here by Governor Moody to aid county authorities in their Four men are now at liberty un der bond in connection with the whipping of and Straps and and i Lillian Gish Is Sued For Millions By The Associated Press LOS June featured movie was named in a damage suit soon as it The checking station is five miles from the canyon The three registered at Bright Angel as and and Hafcry Watkins of Watkins left the pair in their room and walked out towards Yavapai Point at which point he was accosted by Sheriff Par sons of Coconino who had been at the canyon conferring with his and Watkins pulled a Parsons started to ward only to see the man slip over the rim of the A steep thickly covered with scrub oak and pine extends down 200 drops away into a foot preci Watkins was lost to view in the Posse Is Organized Ranger Brooks immediately or the MetroGoldwynMayer Pic ture and subsidiary mo tion picture Charles president of the Inspira tional in filing the charged Miss Gish and the other de fendants with breach of a motion picture contract in 20 all heavily and a circle was formed about the spot where the man had When the posse advanced it was fired Kimes ceased firing and was He was returned to the chief rangers When shown an Oklahoma police circular carrying a photograph of Matthew he said thats all and Kady when question ed about their connection with said they had picked Wat kins up on the highway near Dodge that they did not know he was nor did they know he was heavily They insisted their names were and The three were handcuffed together and put aboard the scuthbouEd 8 oclock train from Grand Canyon In the custody of for Further Precautions Taken To Prevent Overflow Of Rio Grande By The Associated Press June Crest of the flood of the Rio Grandt will probably be reached at the Hi dalgoReynolds bridge by It is the belief of rivermen acquainted with the habits of the international The reported 30 foot rise from the San Juan River in Mexico was felt along the border Thursday as the stream showed a total rise of 30 feet in the last two days and Thursday afternoon the showed a gain of a few inches eadt Further precautions were taken by workmen in Hidalgo county la closing the few remaining passes In the huge flood control Un less the rise passes any previous engineers By The Associated Press June Matthew notorious ma who was arrested In Arizona is under life sentence for murder in connection with the killing of Perry While the wind was at its estimated at 45 miles an the plane was attached to the automo bile of Herald Wrtght motor to keep it from be ing blown Kinkade had to put his in gear and drive against the wind to keep from being drag ged across the DAUTREMONT BOYS BARE DETAILS OF BRUTAL CRIME By The Associated Press June Confessions that they held up a Southern Pacific train in the Siskiyon mountains of Oregon in 1923 and killed four trainmen were made today by the three De Autremont Ray and All tore sentenc ed to life imprisonment in the penitentiary at Fleas of guilty were entered by the Ray and fol lowing a clean breast of the whole affair made last night by Hvf the yognf cr whji was convicted of first degree murder Tuesday with recom mendation of life CONFESSION REPEATED In his cell in the county jail at Jacksonville ia the presence of Ray and repeated the confession he had made to postal authorities and county last He said If the world must I killed the engineer Sydney Bates of Roy killed the fireman fin of cad Bay killed the Coyle Johnson of Hughes given frankly and follows in part This dastardly crime had its birth when Ray was in the Washington state reformatory at We all know it was a bastardly as well as anyone RAY EMBITTERED Ray came out of Monore em bittered against the Ht had been reading Hux all that His mind was saturated with They accused him of radical he was just a who wanted a square deal for Ray met his twin and they talked over his said and soon Roy had the same They had always been Shortly before HIT graduation from the high Ray caaie for a He talked this thing to me and I tto MUM I dtnt After my graduation t came to Oregon and Joined my PLANNED TO ROB After we quit working In the logging camp at we went to Portland and bought the as the states evidence It was not our first Idea to hold up a We figured on a bank along the Pacific We cruised along the highway but could not find bank that we had an even Bfe We did not consider WAITED FOR CHANCE When this part of our plan ning went we decided to hold up a and to the We picked the Shasta For three days and we studied tiain movements through The only train we had a with was and we laid our plans Whea be got our con Striking Convicts Make Demands Upon Officials By The Associated Press June A list of including ic libertiea a revision of parole was sent up to the state board of administration tonight from the depths of the Kansas penitentiary coal where 328 convicts hava been in a state of mutiny since Tues In a long statement transmitted over the mine the con victs denied that the mutiny was to enf demands for which forbidden under the pris on Members of the state board of ad ministration went the wardens from the They issued the following statement The board of administration has no comment to make at this time except to say that if there is anything in the governing the management of state penitentiary whici should he changed for the betterment of thf condition of the Inmates or the the board will go Into matter in a impartial lady BountifuP Is Dead At Dallas By The Associated Press June Mary known in Dallai Sat many the mysterious good who gave away of thousands to died ftt tut a little onestory frame tage here last nifht Funeral waited ward   

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