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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1927, Abilene, Texas West TexasOwr Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST intf Thursday VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY JUNE TWELVE NUMBER AIRMEN NEARI STATE DESIGNATION OF GREAT PLAINS HIGHWAY IS SOUGHT BYRD FLYING TOWARD PARIS Fliers Plans For Hop To Paris Climaxed Sud denly After Long Per iod Of Delay BULLETIN By The Associated Press EOOSEVELT June 29 Com jnander Richard Byrd took the fcir at this morning in his giant monoplane bound for By The Associated Press ROOSEVELT CARRYING BYRD AND HIS AIDES OVERSEA Threemotored monoplane built for Commander Richard Byrds attempt to make non stop flight from New York to TRANS ATLANTIC PILOT AND COMPANIONS ft I PJj monoplane Americas baro graph was officially sealed at preparatory to a takeoff for France at The America was completely fueled with 54 gallons of eighteen for each of the three and gallons of Food supplies were the last of the stores to be put The supplies consisted of four roast four chicken four quarts of hot coffee in thermos four ham and cheese sandwiches and five gallons of drinking Lieutenant George copilot and radio engineer of the came to the field with Wiight motor expert for a final check up of the big At 4 indications were that the start might net be made before 6 By Universal Service ROOSEVELT June 29 layed for several weeks by ad verse weather Com 1 mattder Richard Byrd an vBounced at 2 oclock this morning that he would hop off for Paris at Commander Byrd received reports shortly after midnight that the storm area in the At lantic had cleared and he im mediately made preparations for the transocean There was feverish activity at the hangar where 4he trimotored plane America is quartered when the an nouncement came that the flight was Liestenants George Noville and Bert Balchen and Bert who will iake the trip with Byrd were summoned from their fieds at the Garden City hotel and dressed im mediately to go to the The work in filling the fuel tanks was started It is only necessary for the gasoline and food rations to be placed in the plane to make it ready for the announcement of Comman der Byru came as t complete sur prise for last it was statetr semioffi ally tha there was little chance of thetrip being started bc f e the end of Jut While Byrd did not state this morning exactly what route he would he said prev iously that he would ike About the same route that Colonel Lindbergh took when he sailed to Paris Byri Is kno ti favor a slightly ftetter route than Lindbergh he figtres thai bnot fioing quite so far he will have a better of evading the tog btnksAWf New BEET ACOSTA COMMANDER RICHARD BYRD GEORGE NOVILLE t I I Samuel Klein Of Chicago Victim Father Near Death Racing Santa Fe By The Associated Press COUNCIL GROVE June Klein of was killed and his Morris was seriously injured tonight when the motor car in which they were attempting to clip seven hours from train time between Chicago and Los into the side rail of a concrete culvert ten miles east of here on the Santa Fe The elder Klein is not expected to He suffered a broken broken arm and internal He was rushed to tlie Council Grove hospital and was placed on the operating Witnesses said the car ing at a high rate of It was Samuel Klein was president of Klein and jewelers of Chicago and The Kleins left Chicago at 3 oclock this planning to cover half the miles route at a speed of 60 miles an and reach the Pacific coast city in time for breakfast Thursday The start of the race to the coast was made under the auspices of the Automobile Association of Amcrt See RACER KltAED Pace 4 BERNT BALCHEN Zephyr Robbers Given 20 Years June Jasper and Jim Gar self confessed bank robbers in connection with the bold daylight robbery of the First State Bank of Zephyr on the morning of June were sentenced to serve 20 years in the penitentiary this morning at lacking only 37 min utes of being two weeks from the time the bank was robbed of Judge Woodward pass ed sentence upon the two Late Monday following their plea of the two Jasper and led Brownwood officers to the place where the loot was hidden and all but was re this small difference being accounted for by money taken off the men immediately following their America Trapped Into Position Of Backing Down Or Accepting Second Piace By WILLIAM FLYTHE Universal Service Staff Cor respondent WASHINGTON June The United States trapped in to a position where she must either accept second place as a world power or break up the Geneva con ference which President Coolidge himself initiated for the purpose of placing a further limit on This was admitted officially to day when it was revealeu that Great Britain and Japan have again combined against the United if they have not in reality revived the celebrated AngloJap alliance and destroyed any possible benefits of the Washington arms confer ence of Takes Grave Torn The situation assumed a some what grave aspect when for the first time an administration spokes man expressed suspicion of the British motives and declared frank ly that their sole aim seems to be to paralyze the American In an eleventhhour effort to ex tricate the American navy from the cabled instructions were rushed to Hugh chief of the American to wield the Organization Of Texas Division Of National Road Association Per fected At Aspermont Designation of the Canada to Mexico highway will be sought of the Texas Highway Com This was the unani mous decision yesterday of the Great Plains Highway Associa tion at its in Aspet mont and representatives of the organization will meet the highway commissioners here Thursday to secure an ap pointment at the road bodys next regular meeting1 in Keynote Is Sounded The keynote for the action was sounded by James county judge of when he said I move that a committee be appointed to meet with the highway commission in Abilene Thursday night for the purpose of getting a definite appointment with the road board at its next regular meeting for presentation of the application of Cot Stonewall and Jones counties for a designated With adoption of the Henry civil was authorized to prepare a map show ing the preferred The map will be ready in a short Porter Opened By The Aspermont meeting was opened by secretary of the Abilene Chamber of Com who sketched the aims and accomplishments of the The airline highway was switched to its present only after Abi lene and Hamlin delegates had proved at the recent convention at that 200 miles should be saved by coming this he The highway enters Texas at Perryton and connects and thence south to Dubbing the road as the drink to drink Carswell pointed out that it starts in da and terminates at Laredo on the TexasMexico The road will constitute one of the United States cardinal highways and mil See HIGHWAY Page 4 1 IIS J Hurries To Hop EICHAED GRACE California aviator who is all set to taks off from the HawaLan coast for a flight to San Kimes Stays Night In Amarillo Jail June Matthew debonair young Oklahoma was in the city jail here enroute to the Oklahoma state penitentiary at He arrived at 11 in company with Sheriff John Russell of and two Handcuffed to Kimes was Ray mond arrested with Kimes near last Thurs who being returned to Oklahoma for in con nection with the activities of the Kimes Kimes and the officers arrived overland from having stopped at New ate today for He will be taken direct to McAlester from leav ing at itwas a fugitive from having escaped from jail there while awaiting a new trial on appeal from a murder was arrested near in the shadow of the Grand canyon after a brief exchange of shots with a group of Coconino Texas Trade Trippers To Gotham By The Associated Press NEW June shifting of scenery was neces sary at the City Hall here Tuesday to set the stage for the offi cial welcome to Governor Dan Moody and a delegation of more nan 100 business men of the Lone Star See DISARMAMENT Page 4 Mayor James Walker had Just completed the official welcome cere mony for Ambassador Myron Herrfck and as the last of the auto mobiles in the Herrick entourage were moving away through the west gate the Texans arrived at the east The crowd that had gath ered to applaud Herrick vemained to give three cheers for The scenery was changed in the aldermanic the tri color of Prance being removed for the state flag of The biggest city in the country is very happy to welcome represen tatives of the biggest state in the Mayor Walker said in greeting the Governor Moody explained the mission of the all Texas special and pointed with to the num ber of prominent citizens Texas has sent to New New York and Texas are not so far apart as they may Not only has modern science brought them closer but sec tional prejudice of the North and the longer Governor Moody Sectionalism today goes no fur ther than those things which trade and commerce bring Following the governors brief epeech the band stock up Dixie and the crcwa In the afternoon the went to Roosevelt where they viewed tot America By The Associated Press June The Federal Telegraph pany here reported at that it had intercepted an amateur radio message from Pearl Harbor stating that the army Fokker plane was reported 900 miles northeast of Hono lulu and that all was The message was timed Honolulu time Pacific Coast By The Associated Press June With more than Half of the5 miles of its flight from the mainland to Hawaii behind the six ton army plane tonight was still winging its way At intervals from Pacific Coast time until messages from the President 600 miles off de clared it could hear the aircraft in which Lieutenants Lesttft Maitland and Albert Hegenberger took off here at this morning asking bearings By The Associated Press June Eidswrd California planning a flight from Hawaii ta the alighted wfttl his the Cruizair at Island of at oclock oclock San Francteco Its the blindest plane I he but added its a good Grace said the time of his takeoff was depending upon the He expressed the opinion that the prepared for him on the barking sands near Mana was By The Associated Press June Wildly enthusiastic over the newi that the armys Fokker plane bearing Lieutenants Maitlaflfc and Hegenberger was roaringits way over the Pacific to greet the military and civil population of this island of Oahu prepared to turn out early tomorrow morning in a tremendous welcome to the The time set for the celebration was be tween 2 and 8 Wednesday Honolulu follows two and one half hours after Pacific coast By The Associated Press Jane Cleaving the cloudbanks Into the the six ton Fokker plane was speeding toward Honolulu tonight It left this airport at today and was last reported seen raately 750 miles off the California A radio report received by the Federal Telegraph Company at said the steamer Sonoma had sighted the The expected air race to the Hawaiian Islands failed to materialize when Ernest piloting a civilian was forced to return to the airport after having taken off more than two hours later than tha Fokker The air deflector on Smiths plane was damaged and before a new one could be the Charles decided it was too late to start as the army plane had almost five hours THOUSANDS WITNESS START The clocklike precision with which the army plane was prepared and departed on its attempted nonstop flight to Honolulu was the topic comment by the thousands of spectators who witnessed the Army officials asked for a clear field at 7 They arrived at the field with Lieutenants Lester Maitland and Albert pilot and ten minutes before that The ship had been fueled and oiled during the Everything was pronounced ready at the starting Covers were unwrapped from the three radial motors and they were After brief exchange of greetings between the aviators and Major General Mason chief of the army air service the two leaped into the waved goodbye to friends and relatives and the plane taxied along the It took the air with ease and quickly attained an altitude of and flew oat over the SMITH SADLY DISAPPOINTED Smith broke down and wept after it was announced the flight wai He had argued hard with trying to make the lat ter consent to two hours after the plane was returned 10 But Carter stood firm on the contention that it was loo to that he would not be able to make proper navigation tions and that the army plane had too great start on I wanted to go Smith sobbed as he left the When thd window which is also known as an air Carter pointed to it and indicated he couldnt make observations because of the wind the opening let I shouted lets stay with Bui he FLIGHT INDEFINITELY OFF Edmund one of Smiths three first told thtf pilot that he could go on if he wanted to do so with a TTDW When Smith Moffett announced the flight was indefinitely off and declined to discuss future With receipt here of from Honolulu that Richard might hop off on a nonstop flight for fornia within a few interest in the Pacific fliers was Grace has received a new propeller for his plane and was worfcuq feverishly to make ready for a i tart f ran the sands of on the Island of BOTH HIGH POWERED PLANES His plane s the Cralsaire It has a 320 type capable of traveling at 129 aii The craff wouid welch between and The army plfcne has three radial eaefc capable of Sot JAODTIO FUGS
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