Abilene Morning Reporter News, February 13, 1927

Abilene Morning Reporter News

February 13, 1927

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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 13, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS Price 5 Cents ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1927- FORTY-FOUR PAGES NUMBER Hi OURT BILL SIGNE "i Ginner Near Death After Downtown GENEVA CONFERENCE BELIEVED ASSURED mm IT District Attorney Leaves Hamiin To Conduct An Investigation; Both Have Families. Special to The News RULE, Texas, Feb. 12. While a typical Saturday night crowd looked on, J. A. Lisle, 55, girt operator and cotton buyer, was shot and probably fatally wounded in a down- town shooting here early to- night H. F. Favers, an oil mill worker, was arrested shortly afterward at a rerival meeting tent in connection with the shooting. Attorney Expected Clem Calhoun, district attorney expected to arrive here late tonight from Hamilton to conduct an investigation. Only one sliot was fired, ing to bystanders. Immediately after the shooting. Favors ran to a tent a few blocks away where a revival was in progress. He had seated himself'amid the gathering when officers arrivedt-r" 'Lisle is bullet wound in the right chest. The missile came out just above the left hip. Family Troubles Rule officers said that family troubles had caused the shooting. They were reluctant to discuss the nature of the. troubles until after the arrival of the district attorney. Lisle is married and has three children. Pavers has a wife and four children. held little hope for the recovery of the wounded man here late tonight. 4> I Ravens On Wires "Midland] R jiYn Telephone Service MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. Transcontinental telephone service between Chicago and Los Angeles is being made almost impossible at night by a large flock of ravens roosting on the lines, ten miles of Midland. It has become necessary to have men armed with shotguns posted along, the line every night to frighten the ravens av.-ay. R. E. Whalen, chief testboard American Telephone and Telegraph Company at Pecos called on H. L. Atkins, Jr., county agent at Mid- land to devise a means of poison- ing the pests and shelled corn poisoned with strychnine will be put in boxes nailed to crossarms on the telephone poles. Brownfield Man Is Acquitted Of Murder Charge BROWKFIELD, Feb. 12. A verdict of not guilty was returned here tliis morning by a jury in district court in the case of Roy P.ose. charged with murder In con- nection with the death of his wife. The case was given to the jury at 6 o'clock Friday evening. Mrs. Rose died of shot gun wounds more than three years ago. Rose reported to police that the shooting was accidental and a coroner's verdict of accidental death was returned. However, of- ficers continued the investigation and later an indictment was re- turned. The case had been put over three terms of court because of in- ability lo locate a purported eye witness. Mrs. O'Bar Returns From Convention Of Sheriffs Mrs. H. T. O'Bar, wife the Taylor county shsriff, and her son and daughter, Faye and Ray; Mrs. Oras ef the Shackel- ford county sheriff; Judge MUburn S. Long, Mrs. Lljre Jennings and daughter, have returned from the meeting of the Texas AMO elation at Sweetwmter. waa A ftiw convention In Oklahoma Sheriff Adds Third ToSix-GunlnYear Escape From Oknmlgee Slain By Officer Jail rjKMULGEE. Okla., Feb. 12. Akins, alleged slayer of an Okmulgee boy, who escaped the OKmulgee county jail January 31 and who was tonight being return- ed to this city from Missouri was shot and almost instantly Idlled by Sheriff John Rus- sell a mile north of Okmulgee. Akins was .shot as he ran from the sheriff, having leaped from .the.sheriff's car during a rain storm. Snow and a light rain com- pelled the party to stop fre- quently to clear the windshield of Sheriff Russell's car. It was during one of these stops that Akins leaped from the car and ran. Akins was the third roan to be killed by Sheriff Russell within a year. He killed Ben Snakeya and another white man at the same time last summer, and was exonerated by a coroner's jury and later in-a district court trial. OUSTED STATE SOLONS START ON GAMPAIGIS Moore Claims Proceedings Were "Frame-Up" To Beat Bill The Associated BONHAM, Texas, Feb. A. Dale, deposed this week by the houes of representatives on a charge of accepting a bribe, open- ed his campaign for re-election to the house here Saturday. He said he had no doubt that he would be seated ,if re-elected, and there was no case on record of a man being refused a seat in such circum- stances. COOPER, Texas, Feb. ing his' campaign for re-election, H. H. Moore, whose colleagues in the legislature voted him out of a seat in the house of representatives because he had been charged with bribe taking, epoke in the court room here Saturday. He reviewed the evidence of the legislative hearing which preceded his ousting, and that he had been the victim of a "framed up plot" which he said had been planned in order to defeat the crude oil production tax bill, which he had introduced. This bill, if enacted into law, would produce in taxes for the schools, he said. nTiinriiT n SJylllT R Forty-One Are Sent To Court After Melee On Harvard Square; Po- lice Squads Called Out. (By The Associated Press) CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. The Cambridge police and Har- Texan Killed Speeding To Relative's Bedsid By The Associates Press LAREDO, Texas, Feb. Speeding to the bedside of a sick relative Josefa Padilla, 16, was killed on the outskirts of the city last night when a truck in which she- was riding overturned. By The Associated V ress BROWNVILLE, Texas. Feb. 12. Jordan, 24. was killed in- stantly last night when his car struck a large passenger bus on the highway between Mission and Mc- Allen. The driver of the buu was injured by flying glass and the bus was forced into the ditch. None of the passengers were Injured. cost tonight, while the courts and university officials withheld de- cision on a midnight vaudeville show which for no reason at all, became a riot in Harvard Square early today and sent seven to hos- pitals and 41 to court. The casualties were not severe and had been reduced tonight to aching heads and bruised bodies. Tlse spoke of the melee, which called out all their night re- as not one of vindictives, and lower than is usual in such cases was allowed. Undergraduates, however, blamed the police for precipitat- ing what was originally a rough and noisy demonstration, into seri- ous combat. The police today blame the late "stag smoker" in the theatre bordering the Jon beating the student spirit It" was at -IlSe close of the vaudeville perform- ance, which had been subjected to some interruptions by the audience that the trouble started. Patrol- man James' Pryor attempted a quiet dispersal of the crowd. He was although apparently good naturedly, handled. A patrol wagon rescued him and then four! patrols, loaded with the reserves' of four stations, descended on the square. The students say it was at this point that Arthur E. French. Jr., of Winchester, president of the senior class and the football player who saved the day for Harvard in 'he last game, against Dartmouth, mounted a taxicab and tried to calm the students. They also say he was unceremoniously arrested and that it was this, as much as anything, which turned the crowd from fun to serious opposition to the police. Police clubs opposed student fists, and at times the latter had the better of it. The patrol wagons were used as tanks to break up the milling mob into sections which the police beat back toward the gates of the yard. Baptist Campaign Started In State (By The Associated Press) DALLAS, Texas, Feb. al subscriptions to the sought in the Texas Baptist con- quest campaign will start through- out the state tomorrow. A pre- liminary campaign of rallies in every district of the state has been in progress for months. These meetings were addressed by Doc- tors George W. Truett of Dallas and L. R. Scarborough of Fort Worth. Dr. Truett is director of the campaign. One Man Hurt In Auto Collision At Oak Street One man was slightly injured, two cars damaged, and a visible gas stand demolished In an auto- mobile collision yesterday at Sixth and Oak streets. George Crutcher sustained a cut on the wrist. Ray Holmes, driver of the other car was uninjured. FIVE WCRLDSEA POWERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEET FOR ARIUUIENT DEBATE Japan Slated To Accept American Proposal Without Reser- vation; England's Acceptance Highly Probable; France Is Reticent By The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Feb. five power negotiation at Geneva for limiting construction of auxiliary naval craft is re- garded here as virtually assured. Japan will accept the American invitation for such a con- ference without reservation. France is formulating an ac- ceptance in principle coupled with "very serious reserves." British acceptance is clearly foreshadowed and Italy alone, is unheard from. Officials see little reason to doubt'that she, too, will concur in the propos- als made by President Cool- :dge. Acceptance of the proposal to negotiate, however, by no means power treaty to limit cruisers. destroyers ana submarines win Airplane Carrying Pulmoter result. International problems of ex- treme difficulty remain to be over- come. Whether President Coolidgc. in the event of failure of the five power plan of Geneva would revert to the informal Japanese sug- gestion for a vdn cpufeter; tonnage as "between Great Britain, the tlnitsd States and Japan, no official will predict. It was said flatly today, however, that DAKOTA AUTHORITIES PROBE 'EVIL' WOMAN TIED TO BED (By The Associated Press) BRIDGEWATER, S. D., Feb. 12. case of Mrs. H. Wollman of Dolton, who was tied to a bed for three days while members of a religious sect made efforts to "pray the evil spirit" out of her body, was under Investigation of Mc- Cook county authorities today. Mrs. Wollman, rescued by a committee of local business men, who had her placed under attention, had been without food for G. H. Clauaer of O'Bar Mid. found her to "bt under the Influence of hypnotism." The woman Is 33 years old. Sheriff J, C. Hendricks of Salem came 'here today to investigate whether there was sufficient for legal action agralnsf: the sect. According to State's Attorney McfCay of coun- ty, legal action depends on the out- come cf Mrs. Wollman's condition. The Rev. A. B. Crouch, Mitchell, a representative of the United Mis- sionary Society of liitcheu, will be WOMAN, Page proposal now under considpralion, and that no decision as to the future could be made eacept In the light of developments at Geneva. Staff Necessary The house foreign affairs com- mittee approver! odfiy the arin'.inis- tration request for to pay expenses of continued Amerc'an CG'Operatloa with the Geneva dis- armament conference. Should the naval nesrotlalions plias be accept- ed by the r-a-'Dl powert in time. It appears probable that additional appropriations will be asked be- cause enlarysd and technl al staffs will be necessaryt A movement developed In the committee to attach to the legis- lation a clause designed to placv the American auxiliary ship Emita- tion proect on the agenda being formulated by the preparatory con- ference for the prospective general disarmament conference contem- plated by the league of nations. But the plan was abandoned. Letter cTeseuteit A letter from Secretary Kellogg presented fcy Porter of the comm'ttee the ad- HJJ: istrahon's to continue See GENEVA PEACE, Page 2, Traveling Men The Traveling. Men's Club of Abilene Is making plans for a monster celebration March 15, when it is expected that 500 per- sons will be present. The clubs of adjoining towns will be Invited to attend. Details have not yet been worked out. However, initial plans will be announced at ths regular meeting of the club nest Satur- day evening at o'clock In the Grace dining room. Every member of the club has been urged by the president to attend the Saturday meeting. Salvation Army Man Gives Lecture Here Major E. E. Agnew of the Salva- tion Army, Dallas, delivered an illustrated lecture last night a.t the city hall on "The Life of Christ." He also talked on Salvation Army principles. He was assisted by Captain E. R. Baldy, also of Dallas. The lecture showed numerous scenes in Uie life of Christ and was received with close attention by the audience. Rep. A. E. Stevens Of Ohio Is Dead By The Associated Press. CINCINNATI, Feb. gressman A. E. Stevens, 65, of the Ohio district, died after a long Illness at his at North Ohio, today. Is Rushed To Aid Of Dying Man Efforts of fellow workmen and a local undertaker, who employed an airplane to carry a pulmotor to the dying to save the life 28 year-old Wast Texas Utilities Company electrician, who died Saturday afternoon of shocks, re- ceived when he came In contact with wire at Trent. Whiteford was one Of a crew of men engaged in building a new The accident Prone pres- sub-statlon at Trent. occurred it 1 p. m. sure treatment was applied for more than four hours by fellow workmen. In response to SL mes- sage from Trent the Kiker-knight Funeral Home sent H. S. Culver to the scene with a pulmotor. A ship of the Abilene Flying service, piloted by L. E. Derryberry, made the trip in 12 minutes, but use o the apparatus did not revive the young man. Funeral arrangements were to me made today. He is survived by his wife of two months of Abilene and his parents who re- side in San Antonio. ABILENE LAWYER IS CRITICALLY ILL Rev. Willis P. Gerhart was un- expectedly called to Spur this morning by the critical illness of W. H. K. Snyder, a member of the law firm of Scarborough and Wil- son, Abilene. Mr- Snyder went to Spur last week in the trial of a case and became with an abdominal trouble soon after reaching there Dallas Scarborough went to Spur to be with him. He telegraphed Rev, Gerhart to come to the bed- side, as physicians are dubious oi Mr.'Snyder's recovery. Both Rev Gerhart and Mr. Snyder are gradu- ates of the University of the South Sewanee. Tennessee. At the Episcopal church, of which Rev. Gerhart is the rector lay services will be held today at 11 a. m. and p. m, with the church school at a. m. The early communion, will not be held Boy Bank Robber Given Prison Term By The Associated TOPEKA, Kas., Feb. 17- year-old bank robber today was sentenced to serve from one to 50 years in the state reformatory at Hutchfnson. The boy, Dorrall Harris of Mo- ran, robbed the Aubur.i State bank at Auburn, February 1, escaping: with The night before he had held up a farmer and stolen automobile. Harris used the car in his flight after the robbery Dr. Truett Will Speak At OIney OLNET, Feb. Georcre W. Truett. noted Texas Baptist divine, will citlzenw o! Olney Tuesday, February 22. at 1.1 a. m. in the interest of the Conquest Campaign. Ke will ne accompanied by Dr. Lee R. Scar- borough of Dallas. That night men will r-t heard At Jackaboro. The drive for Filibuster Is Feared By Proponents Should Re- lief Bill Go Back To Senate. (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Feb. vinced that a filibuster faces the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill if 1 Is sent back to the senate, a rig- orous. program was agreed to by the house :'farm leaders today In an effort to put through the measure passed yesterday by the senate. If the bill Is passfid by the house without alteration It would go to President Coolidge immediately, but If changed it must go to con- ference and to the senate for final approval, where its friends feel a filibuster is certain to develop. After a conference of the bill's supporters, Rep. Dickinson, re- publican, Iowa, declared, every ef- fort to amend the senate bill would be vigorously opposed be- cause it was felt the condition of so little as a comma means the farm relief at this session. The first step to carry out thii plan will be taken Monday Chairmah Haugen of the Agricul- ture committee appears before the ruiea committee to aak for author- ity bill for Its compaftlon tinder in the house. A house vote on such a step is likely, and is expected to ascertain the "strength of the In the face of efforts to put through the senate bill unchanged opponents of.the measure contin- It and announced they would put on the bill. It is expected that both, the Curtis-Crisp bill, rejected yesterday by the house and the proposal sponsored by Representa- tive 'Aswell, democrat, Louisiana, will be offered as substitutes. A final vote In the house te not ex- middle of next week. (By Universal Service) 'WASHINGTON, Feb. hundred to one is a safe bet that President Coolidge will veto the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill. It is a price-fixing device and smacks of government paternal- ism, the president is understood to believe. His speeches and state papers disclose that he is against such principles. There are three features of STAHFORD NflN APPOINTED OFFICIAL OF HEW .FISHER JUDICIAL ARE A W. R. Chapman, Clyde Grissom, Haskell, Are Named By Texas Governor; Measure Provides For Dis- trict Transfer of Two Counties Taylor county was given a second district court and Jones and Fisher longer court sessions when Governor Moody yes- terday signed the bill creating the 104th judicial district and appointed W. K. Chapman of Stamford judge and Clyde Gris- som of Haskell district attorney of the 39th district to succeed Clem Calhoun, who becomes attorney of the new district. The 104th district is composed of Jones, Fisher and Taylor counties. The bill creating the tribunal provides that Jones and Fisher shall be taken from the 39th district, which now in- cludes only Haskell, Stonewall, Kent and Throckmorton coun- ties. Appointment Jfccessnry It also provides that the attorney of the 30th district shall serve iu that capacity for the new district, necessitating appointment of an attorney for the 39th district, R. Chapman, who was unani- mously endorsed by the bars of the> district and was unopposed for the appointment, was tendered the i place late yesterday. After talk- j Ing over long distance telephone with Governor Moody he announc- I cd from his home in Stamford that i he win be sworn in at Anson Mon- [jday And four-weeks term of court IP. Roby the following I Monday, February 21. He will i o'pe-n court hero March 21. He fa a former judge of 39th district 'and, served with distinction on tho Commission of Appeals serving the court. "Everyone has been very kind .to mo and I appreciate said the judge. Clyde Grissom of Haskell. a brother of Hardy Grissom and J. E. Grissom, owners of large de- pr.rtmcnt stores in Abilene, Has- New District Juctee Named bill which passed the senate the and seem certain to go through the president's unyielding opposition. hope of yielding a fair price for the farmer in both the foreign and domestic market. President Coolidge has already condemned price-fixing as "a dan- gerous undertaking." He believes also that the farmers' co-opera- unable to hold their own against ;a competing marketing agency backed by the government resources, might crumbls and col- lapse. LIQUOR IS SEIZED By Associated I'resa CORSlCANA. Texas, Feb. Sheriff Henry Eubanks and Con- stable Lee seized a car loaded with eighty five gallons of corn whiskey on the public square at Fairfleld, Freestone county, according to re- ports reaching Corsicana Saturday. One arrest was made. Judge W. R. Chapman ;0f .Stam- ford who was appointed official' of tho newly created 104th judicial district yesterday ,by. Gov- ernor man Moody. Jmlse. Chap- :i pionrer Toxan. He was I'.'-'ii'icTly county attorney of Jonrs JIo later became a of the Commission of Ap- peals at Austin during the Neff administration. Quanah snd other West Texas cities, has accepted the post of at- torney of the 39th district. Clem Calhoun of Jones county is at- torney for Judge Chapman's courts. Bruce Bryant is judge of the 39th district. Member of Firm Mr. Grissom is a member of the law firm of Martin. O'Neal and Grissom, Wichita Falls, having tak- en the place in that firm made va- cant when James V. Allred resign- ed to seek election as attorney general. He has been practicing law only five years and has estab- lished an enviable reputation in his profession. He Is a graduate of the University of Texas lav- school. Ben L. Cox, Abilene attorney and former legislator, wrote the bill creating the new court. With two district courts Taylor county will Party Enroute To Australia Passes Through Abilene Frank Reedy of Dallas, well- known guide of touring parties, passed through Abilene on the Sunshine Special last night with a ]ulve 45 weeks of court each year party of 15 persons enroute to San instead of only 2S. ivlll "ft TP Francisco for embarkation on a tour which will carry them to the Philippine and Fiji Islands, Samoa, Australia, and other countries. Reedy has conducted numerous parties of tourists to Mexico, Yellowstone Park, the Northwest, i Sliackelford counties and is pre- sided over by Judge Milburn S. Long-, who took office bst week, succeeding W. R. Ely, now a sta'c highway commissioner. J. R. Black of Baird is attorney of tho 42nd district, having just been ap- pointed to fill the vacancy created when Judge Long resigned to lako Jones county will have 20 weeks annually, whereas there are now. only 13 weeks. Fisher county's annual term will now be eight weeks rather than six. The clerk of 42nd dis- trict court here will be clerk of tho 104th court. The 42nd district is composed of Taylor, Callahan and Olaska and other scenic sections in recent years. Last summer was the twenty-seventh year he has headed a group visiting the Yellowstone Park. WINS SLED DOG RACE By The Asos-'c'lJitrrJ ITt-sn WOLFEBORO. N. S.. Feb. tne bench. Leonard Seppala of Alaska, today won the second annual point-to- points sled dog race when he fin- Born in Georgia Judge W. R. Chapman was born near Macon, March 23 ished the 44 1-2 mile run North Conway in NEGRO KERNED m ABOUT FINDI (By The Ansoclated Press! MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Feb. 12. a three to ten year prison sentence for grave robbery, James H. Coyner, giant negro sus- of four women in a trunk found yesterday !n a house at Ferndale, Mich., near Detroit, tonight was indifferent to the Investigation of Michigan authorltlea which had linked name with the case. It waa reported that a man rambling Coyner had lived In the fi-om'lS73, and came to Texas with lus parents, locating in Bell county m 1S84. He came to Abilene in 1SSS. and dunngr the- winter of 1S8S and IS 89 was employed in the W. K. Early dairy near Abilene, and has been in this section of Texas ever since. He worked on a farm to earn his way In school, finished his studies and qualified himself to teach. He taught school for a few years, while at the same timo studying law, and was admitted to the bar. District Jmljre From 1898 to 1302 he served county attorney of Jones county. Ho was in the private practice law from that time until f house under tho name of Gr.tyton and the woman who owned the hotisft said she hnd seen reports of I of tho a grave robbery at Palestine. !Tnjrty-nlnth Judicial District. Ho Illinois, linking a man of the of Grnyton. Her tenant, she said, had moved to Palestine. Questioned at the prison by Warden E. H. Daley tho ncsro. more, than elx feet tall, professed no of the four skulls, although hft ia serving: a prison term for opening a pravo and tak-> sco rorn slinks 4. vas elected for second term in 1H22, but In March 1924, resigned Seo TAYLOR CO'CRT. Page 4. The Weather WEST Sunday, Monday, fair, colder. ;