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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 30, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1927- PAGES. NUMBER 129. CONVICT OKLAHOMA LAWYERS OF Coolidqe Warns Against Competitive Military Program TWO TEXAS OIL FIELD FIRES CAUSE HEAVY DAMAGE Total Damage Is Placed At Sinclair Tanks In Field At Fry Burned. Fires in two widely separated Texas oil fields, Borger i Panhandle and Fry field, Brownwood in Brown co today caused losses totaling in the near county, Borger field fire, in which several steel storage tanks were destroyed caused "heaviest loss, the fire in the 'Fry field caused damage estimated at 0 Bv The Associated Press BORGER, Jan. 29.-Four large oil storage tanks were burn- ed a mile east of here tonight and at one time threatened a section of the wells, two gasoline plants and a group of 20 tanks. The fire, of unknown origin. swept across the prairie while hundreds of oil field workers bat- tled to keep the flames from reach- in- the rigs. The loss is estimated at over by the Sunburst Oil Company, which owns the tanks. The fire was brought under control late tonight. BROWNWOOD, Texas, Jan. 29 which destroyed oil to the value of about in the Fry oil field, the fcrst fire in the. field, was under control and practically out at 6 o'clock this evening The caught in what is known as a "draw" in the vicinity of the Sin- clair oil and gas tanks, on the Fry and is said to have been started by back-fire from an auto- mobile. The blaze was confined to the Sinclair. No. 3 battery of Tanks, with 1700 barrels of oil. and sev- eral hundred barrels temporarily stored in an earthen tank. Coasting Mishaps Cost Four Lives By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 29. Three boy coasters were drowned in Northern Idaho and Eastern rivers late today and the father of one of the lads lost his life while attempting a res- cue. Two of the three separate tragedies were marked by thrill- ing rescues that saved two lives. After coasting down a hill John Beaver, 7, went through the thin ice of the Coeur D'Alene river, near Harrison, Idaho, and was drowned while tils father, Beaver, went through the ice trying to reach him. Esther, 14. sister of John, made an heroic effort to reach her father .but she also fell through the ice. Mrs. Beaver then placed planks on the river ice and pulled her daughter from the frigid waters but was unable to reach her husband. A few miles from Harrison on the St. Joe river near St. Marls, John Hergerl, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hergert, also lost -his life after coasting down a hill onto the river. John clung to the edge of the ice, it gave away, for more than fifteen minutes while relatives attempted to reach him. The third tragedy of the day resulted in the death of Jean Sargeant, 7, who was drowned in the Okanogan river near Omak, Washingtong, Jean and his broth- er, Billy, 5, coasted over the edge of the river ice. ____ CATTLE DIE IN AFRICAN DROUTH LONDON, Jan. Forty thou- sand cattle have died, three rivers havo dried up and the natives are swarming to the towns fearing starvation, says a dispatch from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the .Daily Mail. The drought is the worst in f.he memory of residents of the Petersburg district of the Transvaal. Lions, because of the ftoaroily of food, are constantly the cattle. Minding Babies Is His Specialty A real jack of all trades is Ho- ward of Canton, O., who has opened an office and announc- that he will furnish any kind of "unusual assistance." He minds babies for bridge-playing mothers, escorts maiden ladies to trains, buys theatre tickets for out-of- towners, and so on. He says it's a well-paying proposition, too. Pulling Of Tooth Restores Eyesight S After Many Years By The Associated Press DENVER, Jan, 28 years of total blindness, Mrs. Wil- liam H, Dunagan, 38, has regained her sight. Extraction of an ab- scessed tooth early this week was the simple remedy, she says, which ended long years of. the "dark- ness." Dental surgeons and eye special- ists described the case as one of the most astonishing ever to come under their observation. Mrs. Dunagan said she lost her sight at San Diego, Cal., when she was 10 years old, following- an at- tack of scarlet lever. MRS. M'PHERSON TO SPEAK AT DALLAS By The Associated Press DALLAS, Texas, Jan. Aimee Semp-le McPherson, Los An- geles evangelist, is to be in Dallas on her tour of the country Febru- ary 24 or 25 or early in March, Rev. H. E. Alfred, pastor of the Be-thel church, of the Four Square gospel here. Mr. Alfred said he was expect- ing word from Mrs. McPherson within the next few days deciding the date definitely. Mrs. Alfred associate pastor, of Bethel church, is expected tomorrow from Loa Angeles, where she attended a convention of the church of the Four Square Gospel. U. S. Marines Will Land In Nicaragua By The Associated Press MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 29. Four hundred marines aboard the submarine tender Argonne wi'.l be landed at Corinto on Monday and will be sent to vari- ous parts of the interior, some probably going to Managua, to re- place temporary detachments of American forces now on duty in Nicaragua. Rear Admiral Julian L. Lati- mer, in command of American forces in Nicaragua waters, has ordered all United States vessels on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua on patrol duty. So far as known here nothing has been done with regard to possible peace negotiations be- tween the Conservative govern- ment of President Adolfo Diaz and the Liberal government set up at Puerto Cabezas by Dr. Juan Sacasa, FLIERS IN COLOMBIA By The Associated Press NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. The Pan- American fliers, cnroute to South America, arrived at Buena Ventura, Colombia at o'clc-ck this afternoon, according to the All American Cable office here they had taken off from France Field, Panama, Canal Zone, at o'clock this morning. President Speaks Before Meeting Of Executives Discussing Business Of Nation. BY JOHN T. LAMBERT By Universal Service WASHINGTON, Jan. President Coolidge tonight called a halt on the big army and navy advocates. He flayed both militarists and pacifists as dangerous to the peace and prosperity of the country. He stands for "adequate" military defense, he declared. He wants a well-rounded army and navy, But while he is president, the United States must refrain from all undertakings' might chal- lenge the other nations of the world to a race in competitive armaments, he declared. These declarations were the out- standing feature of his speech to the twelfth regular meeting of the business organization of the gov- ernment in memorial- continental They were accepted at once as the drawing- of the battle line be-. tween himslf and the independents in congress who are determined to provide modern cruisers, to stop the army slashing and to equip a larger air force than the president allowed in his annual budget. The inde-pe-ndents assert that the administration has allowed the navy fco fall hopelessly In the ruck of its 5-5-3 standard and the army to drop below the quota com- mensurate with the size and wealth of the country.. President Coolidge plainly intimated tonight that he will strike down their efforts with a veto if necessary. His speech was heard by thou- sands of government employes, ranging from cabinet members who mould the nation's policies to the army of clerks. It was broadcast. The government's achievements in economy have been astonishing', the president declared, in five years. The national debt has been reduced he predict- ed a cut of another billion this year. Taxes have also been re- duced by a billion and a half, he said. He then continued with these significant declarations of his policy' on the military defenses: "The public debt as a direct connection with the question of military preparedness. To the extent that we- are able to reduce our public debt and to eliminate the vast charges of interest there- on, to that extent are we adding to our military preparedness; and to the same extent, are we lighten- ing" the burden of the people of this country. "Probably of all the great na- tions of the world, we are in the most fortunate financial condition. Bui, aside from the many and other important reasons, we should from a financial standpoint alone, refrain from any gesture which could possibly be construed as militaristic. "There are in this nation people who advocate policies which would place us in a militaristic attitude. There are others who beguile themselves with a feeling of abso- lute safety and preach .a doctrine of extreme pacifism. Both of these are dangerous to our continued peace and prosperity." BILL TO PROHIBIT SALE OF WEAPONS JOLT TO GANGSTERS CHICAGO, Jan. 29. Gangsters and other criminals all over the country received a jolt today as a result of a new bill drafted to prevent firearms from reaching the hands of criminals. The special committee of the national crime commission will present to forty-three states in the country a naw bill that will preclude sales of weapons to criminals, and restrict the use of those now in their hands. Announcement of the bill was made by J. Wcston Allen, chair- man of the special firearms com- mittee, which closed a two-day conference today at the union league dug here. 74 JAPANESE ARE DEAD IN SNOW SLIDE Many Others Buried By Avalanche; Buildings Demolished By Universal Service. TOKIO, Jan. Seventy-four persons at Unatsuki Spa in Toyama Prefecture were buried under an avalanche of snow today. Thirty-seven bodies of vic- tims and eighteen injured have been recovered from the snowslide. Rescuers were working this af- ternoon to recover the bodies of 19 others buried in the slide. Lit- tle hope is held out for their re- covery alive. Four buildings in the path of the avalanche were demolished. Wife of Former Kaiser Will Make Home In Berlin By The Associated Press BERLIN, Jan. Tage- blatt today says that Princess Hermine, wife of the former Emperor William, is planning to move into the old palace of Wil- liam, the- First, on Unter Den Linden, in Berlin, as "the possible vanguard to the former Kaiser's advent in Berlin. Princess Hermine hopes, the paper says, but occupying the historic quarters venerated by the emperor to score over the members of the royal family, with whom she has never been on the best of terms. Hermines residence in the palace, comments the paper, would be in- tended to serve the purpose of smoothing the way for William's return, which It declares, never has been, seriously considered an impossibility at Down. "First tho kaiser's wife Is to come and open the palace says the Tagblatt, "and then it is believed it would be an easy matter for her husband to follow." Carson County Well Comes In For Bbls. WHITE DEER, Texas, Jan. 29. large oil pool in tfee Panhandle of Texas looms with the reported completion of the Prairie's No. 1 McConnell for an initial flow of barrels or pipe line oil. The well Is located north of this town in Carson county, in the northwest corner of the east 80 acres of the south half of section 67, block four, I.-G. N. survey; and approximately six miles southeast of nearest production, which is the Roxana's discovery pool In section 92, Carson county. The reported sand depth is from feet to feet. i Brownf ield Man Gets 15 Years on Murder Charge BROWNFIELD, Texas, Jan. 29. H. Collins, convicted by a jury in Terry county district court here today of the stabbing to death last year of Frank Howard In the course of an argument over a horse trade on the Howard ranch, was sentenced to 15 years In the peni- tentiary. An appeal is expected to be taken. Confirmation Of His Road Officers And Call For Contract Probe Features. By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. Unanimous confirmation by the senate of R. S. Sterling, Houston, and Gone Johnson, Tyler, as high- way commissioners, and a proposed investigation by the house of the last Ferguson highway commission featured this week's session of the 40th legislature. The unanimity with which the upper house stamped Its approval on the Houston capitalist and newspaper publisher and the Tyler lawyer were taken as indication of the desire to co-operate with Gov- ernor Moody. A house concurrent resolution by Representative Tillotson of Sealy, Williamson of San Antonio, Young of Wellington and Stevenson of Victoria provided that four repre- sentatives end three senators in- quire into the financial condition and policies of the highway depart- ment, particularly the .granting of in state aid January 10 to Montague and Wise counties. The legislators apparently are heeding the suggestion given by Governor Moody in his first mes- sage that they not be hasty in their law making. It is freely predicted that Governor Moody will call a special 30 day session, after the regular session of 60 days has ended. The resolution asking for Inves- tigation of the highway department was referred to the house commit- tee on highways and motor traf- fic, of which Williamson, one of the resolution's authors, is chair- man, presaging favorable' action. The representatives charge that federal aid would have been avail- able on the Montague and Wise county projects, had the highway commissioners given the federal bureau of public roads an oppor- tunity to participate. The house dug down into some of its more important pending leg- islation this week and as a result the most turbulent moments so far of the present session were pro- voked. 35 Students Hurt In Train Collision By The Associated Press TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 29. About 35 persons, the majority of them students of Penn Charter high school in Philadelphia, who had been enjoying an all day sight- seeing trip in New York, were injured tonight when a Baltimore and Ohio express, bound from New York to Washington, crashed into the- rear of a Reading express, Philadelphia bound at Pennington, about nine miles from here. Three persons were brought to Mercer hospital here. The collision occurred in a fog. The Weather WEST TEXAS: Sunday fair, colder; Monday fair. EAST TEXAS: Sunday partly cloudy, colder except on the coast; Monday generally fair, colder on the coast. Moderate westerly to northerly winds on the coast. Bitter Fight On Drastic New Law Against The Carrying 01 Liquor Flasks Forecast In Legislature By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. ponents of a new Texas law to make transportation of a prescrip- tion liquor bottle, empty or a penal offense after 10 days from sale, got together today and modi- fied the pending House bill, while minority committee opposition gave- notice of a liot fight to kill the whole measure. The House liquor traffic com- mittee split on the bill, introduced yesterday by representative J. F. Wallace of Tfague, with heavy odds for ft favorable report. Representative P. L. Anderson ol San Antonio and Representative Sam Gates of Runge dissented. "Common sense rather than fa- naticism must bo written into the Representative Ander- son, minority leader, declared to- day, adding tha: the committee fight will be resumed on the Housr floor next week. Wallace conferred with support- ers and framed a substitute bill eHrrtinatlng reference to empty flasks, but still providing one to five years penalty for carrying prc gcription whiskey longer than 10 after purchase date. ORDER THREE U.S. CRUISERS TOHOKOLULU Warships Held Ready For Possible Emergencies In China By The Associated Press WASHINGTON. Jan. spite "reasonably hopeful prospects of treaty negotiations" -with China seen by Secretary Kellogg, three additional American warships were dispatched to Honolulu today on standby orders. They will be quickly avlilable there in the event of serious dis- orders at Shanghai to supplement the naval forces on the Chinese coast to rash marines from the Philippines to China, or to take aboard Americans should evacua- i tion of the international settlement become necessary. Bach ship could land about 150 men from its own crew inlln urgent emergency. The ships are the light cruisers Cincinnati, Marble Head and Richmond, all modern high speed vessels of the ton class with long cruising radius on oil fuel. The first two are now at Balboa, assigned to the special service squadron commanded by Rear Ad- miral Julian Latimer, in personal charge of naval forces in Nicara- guan waters. The Richmond is at Guantanamo, Cuba, and is as- signed to the fleet in the Atlantic. By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM. England, Jan. authoritatively from Sir Austen Chamberlain, secreta- ry for foreign 'affairs Great Brit- ain's proposals looking for a set- tlement of the problem were outlined to the public to- night. In a long speech devoted en- tirely to Chinese relations, Sir Aus- ten declared that Great Britain was prepared for a change on all points desired by territoriality, the tariff and the quasi independent status of the concessions. On all these points, the present system, he contended, was antequated, unsulted to mod- ern conditions no longer af- forded protection to British mer- chants. The much discussed proposals which Charge O'Malley had pre- sented to the Cantonese foreign minister at Hankow, the foreign secretary said, included recognition of modern Chinese law courts with- out the attendance of British of- ficials as competent courts for cases brought by British complain- ants. The British government, he added, was ready to apply to Brit- ish courts in China existing mod- ern Chinese civil and commercial codes and duly enacted subordi- nate legislation. "We will go further than the secretary continued, "as soon as all the Chinese codes and judi- cial administration are ready. We are prepared to make British sub- jects liable to pay the regular Chinese taxation not involving dis- crimination against British sub- jects or goods. Boy Killed After Attempt To Ride Tractor's Wheel By Ths Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Jan. SO. Flores, 7-year-old son of a farmer on San Antonio ranch near here, is dead as the result of his attempt on Saturday afternoon to ride inside the rim of a wheel on his uncle's tractor. The boy had been riding on the tractor with an uncle all morning and both went to lunch. The boy hurried through his meal and went out. The uncle started to leave the house for the field with the tractor and did not notice the boy the wheel until he fell out. The boy's skull was fractured and he died instantly. Belton Woman Indicted In Death Of Lawyer By The Associated Press BELTON, Texas, Jan. Ethel May Ray was indicted by a grand Jury here Saturday on a charge of murder in connection with the death of John A. Jones, 70 year old Bell county lawyer. Jones died in a hospital here January 15. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs- Ray for several years and after his death. Mrs. Ray produced what purposted to be his will. In which he and her husband were given Mr- Jones' automobile anu a house and lot in Bartlett. Mrs. Ray has been in jail hero since last Saturday. District Attor- ney Few Brewgtcr s-iid he expected to try within the next few By The Associated Press MtfSEOGEE, Okla., Jan. verdict of guilty was re- turned after 30 minutes deliberation by a jury in the govern- ment's case against seven Eufaula and Tulsa attroneys charged with conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with, the Exie Fife divorce settlement- in federal district} court here late today. Judge R. L. Williams announced that he would consider a .motion for retrial and would hold hearing on it February 9, the date which he set for pronouncing sentence. The men found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct a function the federal government in the settlement are former Con" gressman T. A. Chandler, of Tulsa, and Eazen Green, Otho Green, M. E. Turner. K. B. Turner, Jack G. Hurley and H. P. Harris, Eufaula attorneys Arguments in the trial, whicli opened last Tuesday morning, completed late this afternoon. Chandler and the Eufaula at- torneys were accused In the federal indictment with conspiring to boost the price of a divorce obtained 14 1924 by Exie Fife Tolleson, ricH Indian girl of Eufaula, a ment ward, from her white hus- Firms in Mexico Regard Decision As Highly Im- portant; May Be Vic- tory. By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Jan. patches from Tamplco say that the foreign oil Interests there are greatly pleased at the success of Lhe Transcontinental Oil Company in obtaining "definita amparo" from tho district court at Villa Cuaqtemoc, Vera Cruz. By the amparo it is understood that the oil company has obtained what amounts to permanent In- junction restraining the operation of the new Mexican petroleum law BO far as that company is concern- ed, until the supreme court renders a final decision on the constitution- ality of tho law. The dispatches say that the oil Interests consider the district court's decision an important prec- edent. In oil circles in Mexico City the decision of the district court was introduced intended to ihat the Jackson originally agreei to a divorce and property ment of but that after th< attorneys came Into the caso settlement price rose rapidly, firs! to then to and finally Ths amount approved by Shade E. Wallen, superintendent of the five tribes. Governor Moody Denies Convicted Negro Clemency! By Tho Associated Press 9 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. D< Bains, San Antonio negro, musfl die Jn tho electric chair at vlllo February IS, as the court ordered when he was convicted the slaying of his wife, Eva Bains, January 23, 1925. Governor Dan Moody Saturday refused Bains' plea for a tion of the death sentence whon presage a supreme court decision favoring the companies. The government" is -withholding official confirmation or denial oi' reports that Secretary of the Treas- ury Alberto J. Pani, has resigned. Rumors persist, however, that Sec- retary Panl soon will go to Los Angeles to visit his family and thereafter Ttnay proceed to New York and Washington to confer with financial and governmental situation, If Fani's reported resignation is accepted, it will be widely con- strued hero as a victory for- Min- ister of Industry Pani and Marones Luis Marones, having differed the policies that the Calles govern- ment should pursue. Notorious Killer Is Believed Slain By The Associated Press DETROIT, Mich., Jan. Jross fire between drug store ban- dits and police tonight resulted in the slaying of a policeman and an unidentified man who police bo- lievp may have been Tommy O'Con- nor, noted Chicago killer. Another bandit, Ernest Martin- dale of Chicago, who was shot perhaps fatally, babbled tho name of O'Connor after he had lapsed into unconsciousness from his wounds. Tommy O'Connor stt me right on this, cried Martindale. "Tommy had the lowdowix on this and we couldn't miss." O'Connor escaped from a guard of police in Chicago, on Christmas day 1923, as ho was being returned to await execution for Tho slain officer was Stacey Mlzner, 30, who was to have been promoted to sergeant February 1. Edwardl Oorrlng, policeman, was seriously wxiunded. FI.VDS PET PARROT. Tho Associated EASTOX, Pa.. Jan. Mrs. Mamie Smith discovered her pet parrot stolen today, aho made the rounds of the bird stores of the city in search oC it. "Hello, said a parrot, ind Hra. Smith recognized her bird. it be not granted. Criminal District Judge W. S, of San Antonio and 21 others recommended executive clemency for Bains, reciting he been a model prisoner. Tho. board of pardons, posed of former Governor Joseptf D. Sayers of Austin, and George J2, Christian, Austin, assistant ney general when Moody held that office, said It could find "no reason why the verdict should be set aside." The court of criminal here some time ago affirmed th< sentence of the district court. Moody's predecessor, former Gov, Miriam A. Ferguson, saved 12 met; from electrocution during her year term by commuting their sen- tences. Murder Case At Wichita Falls Is Near Completion By The Associated Press WICHITA FALLS. Texas, Jan. all testimony taken, arguments of attorneys began in the 89th district court here Satur- day night before a jury asked to decide the fato of W. M. Hoover, charged with murder in connection with the shooting to death of Mrs, Katie Goodman last November 16, District Attorney Ben Allreel asked the jury to inflict the death penalty. The state contends that Hoover shot Mrs. Goodman and then inflicted a wound on himself which almost caused his death. Hoover's defense, detailed during a three hour examination while occupied the witness stand, w.ia that he Mrs. Goodman with a pistol he took from her aftes sh.e had shot him. MOIN'ES EDITOR DIES By The Associated Press DBS MOINES, Iowa, Jan. W. G. Hale, associate managinj editor of tho Des Moines Registel and Tribune-News Company, died! lato today at Tucson, Arizona, where he was taken several month! o because of 11! health. wal a newt editor for nearly 40 yeart. v,
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