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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Owr Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WIST warm Wednesday partly eloLty in and in north VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents TUESDAY JUNE NUMBER C FLIGHT SET FOR TODAY Civilian And Army Airmen Prepare To Race To Honolulu POSSE CAPTURES TWO TRUSCOTT BANK BANDITS Two Hundred Aid In Search Men Are Not Yet Identified Offer No Resistance By The Associated Press WICHITA Texas June Two men who it is alleged robbed the First Na tional Bank of v Truscott of shortly after noon to day were captured by a posse of citizens and officers in the cedar brakes 14 miles east of the town early ac cording to a dispatch to the Wichita Falls Record News from a staff correspondent at The loot was recovered the dis patch Sheriff Mellon of Knox men offered no One was taken to Crowell in and the other to county seat of Knox Neither of the two men had been identified although the car used in the holdup was traced to Dallam according to A check by officers of the completed late this showed a loss of in the rob Officers from Wichita Falls join ed a posse of 200 officers and citi zens of Truscott and Vernon in the and John were alone in the bank at the time of the The two Oheffer entered the bank and asked for the Cheffer introduced himself and the highwaymen drew pistols and ordered him and May into the vault which was The robbers then began stacking the found in the cash draw ers in The money taken was nearly all in notes of comparatively ssiall With the robbery the highwaymen calmly returned to their car and drove away without exciting an About four minutes after their how another employe of the bank returned from discovered the robbery and releaseu the men from the Neither Chef fer nor May suffered any ill effects from his Midland Youth Is Sought By Mother June Much alarm Is felt in this city over the disap pearance of Harcourt 20 yearold son of The lad has been missing since June but nis mother had not disclosed the hoping he would Authorities were notiifed today but an allday search gives no clue to his The boy is described as slender with blue eyes and light hair and when last seen was wearing a blue long trousers of olive drab color and a Mexican straw Did You See It Many Claim They Did And As Many More Say They Didnt they and maybe they there are several hun dred Abflene people who will say or think they and probably as many more brand it as PonsWixmecke is the tailless comet which astronomers declare is cavorting in the sky each If the comet is cut tin up it is obviously on the and not out in the open as are accustomed to PonsWinnecke or what many believe was the took the form last night of a bright white patch of just a tittle south of due and at an angle of some 45 The supposed PonsWinnecke was dragging no for he had if that was Viewed through jMi at which magnifies ball of dim white light gppearea the size of automobile ster ling Stargazers insist that was the only thing new in the starbedecked dome but only a few were sure of The shape of the supposed comet is in keeping with the scientific As broad cast by the Associated Press from New York to the comet was described as a patch of light traveling mUes day in a path miles from the earth is all that will be seen of the But the PonsWinnecke seeja in Abilene if it was didnt live up to the remainder of the scientific The Asso ciated Press announced that v scientists promised it would appear in the northeastern It the one here didnt it was some ten degrees south of and probably would have been more so in New The comet last night ap proached the earth nearer than any other comet since when LexelTs comet was only miles The celes tial visitor is named after the French who discovered it in and the German who rediscovered it in 1858 and determined its The comet was more flainly visible Sunday night than last declare those who wit nessed It on both That strengthens their belief that they really saw i Aged Woman Reaches Chicago After Hike By The Associated June 81 years whose de sire to see her three youngest grand caused her to leave her home at June to walk to the home of her Wyde of Ore reached Chicago Peacefully puffing on an ancient looking cdrn cob she told re porters she had turned down a good many rides on her cross country because just asittin there is more tirin than GARVIN AND JASPER PLEAD GUILTY TO RECENT LOOTING OF ZEPHYR FIRST STATE BANK June Garvin and Chalmers Jasper en tered pleas of guilty when arraigned this afternoon on charges In con nection with the robbery of the First State Bank at near on June A determined effort to have the trial continued was made by de fense attorneys and after motions had beenoverzuled an agreement was reached by attorneys for state and Following the pleas of guilty a jury was completed and talcing of testimony will begin Tuesday morn Garvin and Jasper volunteered to take officers this afternoon to a snot wnett sav the loot of the amountlnf to Is TIP GIVEN BY KIMES EXPAL CAUSED ARREST OF OUTLAW Family Affair Believed To Have Caused Trou ble L Is Victim By The Associated Press June carpenter residing in this was shot and instantly killed about 10 oclock tonight as he sat in front of his place of Lon also a was arrested by Chief of Police Gai ther shortly County torney Leo Sparky a murder tie was lodged in the Potter county Shores body had eleven buliee hflles in it was revealed by the undertaker who took it in any one of it it Would have resulted in Higgins wife has been absent from her home for several according to his This is to have caused the trouble oetween the two Miller And Wirtz Laying Plans For Governors Race June Barry Miller of Dallas and State Senator Wirtz of plan to take the field together for gover nor and lieutenant respect if all things work out it was learned Miller and Wirtz powwowed all day Monday at Wirtz Wirtz has already virtually veri fied an announcement he would run for lieutenant al though he will not say he will is known to be a prospective candi provided Dan Moody does not seek To repeated Miller Im through with the present Ill either seek something higher or else Roy Wilson Sought Revenge Gang Failed Him Disgruntled Employes Destroy Art Treasures NEW June Two ele vator operators destroyed dam aged antiques and old masters val ued at in the home of their Bai retired zinc police reported to seeking revenge because Lihme was not lavish with tips and denied them a raise in That Purse the locket or pair of glasses may not be valuable to YOU but the owner of each lost article will be more than f lad to re coyer his you may be the announcement of the loser fafls to appear In the lost and Found classi fication in ReporterNews Classified try a FOUND ad and make the owner hap Telephone AdTaker By The Associated Press June formation that brought alxmt the capture of Matthew notor ious was obtained through Roy Blackie his alleged held tinder an Okmul gee county charge of participation in the Beggs bank robberies and it was reliably reported here Wilson acted under a double im and hopes for len it was Angered oecause no move was made by the gangsters to liberate Wilson told where his accom plices would be and where capture could be it was Brought About Capture The Information Is understood to have been given Chief of Police Compton of Muskogee enabling him to telegraph it to officers in Ari zona and bring about the capture of Attorneys for Wilson attempted to make with County Attorney and Sheriff John Russell whereby their be given if not for the information that would bring about the roundup of Boatman said John Russell and I told them that we would not promise Roy Wilson leniency or immunity if it took us the rest of our lives to find Boatman The county attorney and sheriff conversed further with the attor neys and drew out enough informa tion to enable them to put two and two and figure put about where the gangs meeting place Had Agreed To Meet He and Russell had information that the gang had agreed to meet June exactly a month after the Beggs bank at some point in Boatman Meanwhile information reached Compton from some said to be and the arrest Wilson told Okmulgee officers he was highly angered at gangs failure to help him out of his sit I was In that little Jail at Bor ger for five It was so puny I could have kicked it down and yet they made no move to aid We all had held up our right arms and sworn that if any one got caught that the rest of us would get him out at the alleged ban dit is said to have By The Associated Press June County Ai 3rney Jack Boat man today positively identified as Walt son of a prominent Oilton rancher and former county the man captured in the Grand Canyon of June with Mathew and who gave his name is Kady of The county attorneys Oilton friends aided in the identification by reminding him that while Boatman was deputy county attor ney of Creek county several years ago he arrested and prosecuted Doolin for car the first crimi nal charge against the Dool in now is about 30 years The woman who was with Kimes and Doolin and who claimed she was Kadys has not been She still is in the Arizona Doolin and Kimes are with Sheriff John Russell and Deputy Sheriffs Elaine Hill and Lairmore on their way back to Doolin also will be chareed with as are Kimes and all of his alleged partners in the Beggs bank Boatman It was one of the Roy Blackie Wil rho actually fired the charges of biiclcshot into Chief of Police McAnally of killing him instantly while he fired on Kimes May the state will seek to N 20th Infantry Leaves Fort Sam Houston SAN June ture of the 20th infantry Irom Fort Sam Houston today for Fort marked the last move ment of troops ordered from the local fort to relieve the housing situation at the army HI Health Three Years Ago Forced Retire ment From Activity In Many Enterprises fBy The Associated Press NEW June Clay of Louis and New one of the foremost figures In the oil industry until his retire ment a few years died today a his Fifth avenue He was 78 years He began his career as a messen ger National bank o St Uluis at tlKr age f pi lowing IBown Tn tha city as a cholera the presi dent and cashier of the bank were away and Pierce was made acting At 19 he had established his own business and a short time later launched the firm of C Pierce and Company in the oil busi Meanwhile he had Minnie a daughter of John who had established in Louis the first oil refinery west of the Mississippi Pierce established the oil firm of Waters Pierce and Company in 1873 and as the railroads were built into the southwest he followed them Into Arkansas and He entered the Mexican fields before oil had been discovered there and owned refineries in Vera Cruz and Mexico shipping his oil from the United In 1900 he obtained control of the Mexican Central noiv a part of the National Railways of He was member of the York board of the Mexican Railways for many Other railroads 11 which he was interested were the San the Tenne the Nashville Termin and the Louis So Louis ee Cen 1 Com thwest Texas Trippers Visit In Bqston By The Associated June ernor Fuller today laid asie con sideration of the famous Sa oVan zetti murder case with whi he re cently has constantly been to greet Governor Dan Mody and 125 mem composing the will delegation from Texas Tftiich is touring the The visit to the state h use and the call upon the govern r were the high spots of the The forenoon was taken up larj with sight crag trip about Boston after a welcome at the cy hall tendered by Acting Mayc John Herfernan in the absence Mayer Visits to the cha iber of commerce and to historic s ts and other places of interest Tonight the delegation tertained at dinner by St widely known owjers public utilities over the co French Financ Outlook Impi June exfense of nmning the French gov Timent next year will be almost tw billion francs above the past figu but Premier neverthe ex pects the Income of the feasury will exceed its expenditur The governments hopes tentions from the fiscal stadpoint were transmitted to the committee of the chamber ties today In m long docum pared by the wh minister of financesThe partakes of the nature 01 get speech and will formti cial plank In many Candida litical platform In the fortqoming en and of i ves Two Army Fliers To Brave Pacific MAITLAND HEGENBERGER Prompt Action Saved Section From Quaran tine Danger Is Believ ed Eliminated id in nance depu pre s also ument bud flnan po By The Associated Press June action by In Cam eron and Hidalgo counties has re ulted in elimination of the Mexi an fruit fly menace to the Rio rranda Valley fruit state said The danger is averted and with iut serious cost or Mc Donald The department is iptimistic about the McDonald said about 100 growers in the three counties formed an impromptu committee and succeed d following the recommendations f the state department of agricul ure as approved by the national oard in taking from everj tree all ipe fruit which could serve as host matter to the As a he the infestation practically is tamped Federal agricultural uthorities are satisfied with the teps he Until the fly entirely destroy a starvation seasor in the summer of each year will DO inaug by use of the same that of plucking possible host The Mexican fly was found in the three counties some time ago and a quickly was placed around The gravity of the situation was not made public be cause it was thought the danger could be removed by concerted ac Final Tests Given Ships Of Maitland And Smith At Oakland Field Civilian Determined To Take Lead By Universal Service June were received to night from the war department at Washington for Lieutenants Maitland and Hegenberger to hopoff on their flight to Hono lulu between 5 and 7 oclock tomorrow Immediately after this word was Ernest the civilian announced he would hopoff between 3 and 5 oclock in the By The Associated Press June of the Oakland mtu nicipal airport tonight announced receipt of orders to have clear field for the United States army Hawaii flight plane at 7 oclock tomorrow thousands of motor cars thronged the highways in the vicinity of the airport and many autoists appeared order watch VtL Coleman Woman Killed In Wreck By The Associated Press June and Charley Keeny is reported dy ing in a Santa Anna hospital of Santa Anna Both are resi dents of also of a third mem ber of escaped with bruis Reports received here said that the automobile turned over while traveling on the Knowles neck was June planes here and one in Honolulu were prepared to hop within the next few hours in flights between San Francisco and The giant trwnotored army Fokker and its smaller silvery monoplane opponent here were expected to taLo the air from Oaklands municipal air port early tomorrow for flights ward over the Pacific toward the Hawaiian Eeports received from Honolulu stated that the specially Constructed runway on the sands near on the Island of was com pleted forv the takeoff of the third piloted by Richard who plans to wing east ward toward the American con tinent at an undetermin ed Army Plane Ready Following an official inspection fos the army by Major General Mason Patrick here today of the plane to be flown by Lieutenants Lester Maitland and Albert Assistant Secretary Davison of thg war department announced in Wash ington receipts of word from Crissy San the armys ail that the army plane was and weather the stari was planned to be made tomorrow The to be piloted Ernest with Charles Carter of Los Angeles as navigatorj was given its final tests late this at ternoon and thej were declared satis These tests there was nothing to hinder the plane from taking off as soon as the weathec man pronounced the pathway cleat of weather His forecast today said conditions were excep tionally favorable for fliers hopping off from California coast but not sa favorable for flight in the other Provisions Are Stored It was deemed possible Grace might be delayed a few hours after the time the fliers here anticipated for the arrival aboard tha liner Maul of a new The ship is due to reach the islands to Provisions were stored aboard thfl army plane late An airplane from Crissy field arrived at the Oak land airport with filled water See FLIGHT Page 4 June persons were one seri and a score of bathers nar rowly escaped Injury when a car bide generator used in a lighting plant for a bathing south of exploded Sunday night at 10 the most serious ly suffered the loss of his a partially severed tongue and severe burns about the face and He is in a Sweetwater sani The other injured were Al broken arm Carl sums about the face and head Jack and little Willie burns about the The explosion occurred when a antern was held too close to the opening of the carbide it was Duchess Of Wellington June Duchess of wife of the grandson of Britains iron who turned jack Napoleon at died here GIANT PESOS RUNNING WILD WITH TOOLS IN IS MAKING DAILY SAN June ning wM ikca Thursday the gigantic shallow gusher in Eastern Pecos county today Increased its now to an estimated 38300 barrels per marking a new high peak in production for the The MidKAMM and Trani 9 A came in Thursday at Tools still are in Ira Yates of San owner of the returned from the well reporting that although tf forts to control wen have beat more of the oil to ing He declared an
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