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   Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas                                 PCDAOTETD  fVtrUa I LR  Volume I.  WEATHER:!  WEST TEXAS--Sunday and Munday  generally fair.  ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY I, 1927—FIFTY-EIGHT PA3ES.  I  Price 5 Cents  FLOOD DANGER IN SOUTH INCREASES  *  Sweetwater Protests Freight Rate Abolishment Move  J***********    **************.*  YOUTH KILLED BY GLASSCOCK OFFICER IN BOOZE RAID  Sir Esme Howard  ★ ★★★★★★*  On Tour Of West  MS, FORT  i  T  Two American Legion-Naval Non-Stop Flyers Die In Crash  Woman Makes Cash Bond At Snyder On Charge In Connection With Scurry Raid  BIO SPRING, Texas, April I  30.—Alvin Lee Fuqua, 22 years old, second man to fall this week mortally wounded before West Texas officers seeking illicit liquor, was buried here this afternoon at 3 o’clock.  He died at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from buckshot wounds received Thursday when Sheriff Lemmons of Glasscock county came upon three men near a creek south of here just across the Glasscock  Larger City Business Interests Are Working Against West Texas, Club Declares  A«OC</VT«& PIUS I UAABt RwooO)  511? E5ME.HOVARD  A West Texas city, Sweetwater county line, whom he wanted | was host far a few minutes yester-in connection with bootlegging  day to  * member of th© British  (Special to The Reporter-News) S VV E E T W A T ER, Texas, April 30.—Protest against the action of Fort Worth and Dallas business interests in sponsoring a movement to abolish the common point freight rate in West Texas was voiced here today in a resolution adopted by the Sweetwater Club, a local organization of business iller.  Pioneer wholesalers and business men here intend to wage a war to the end, if necessary, to keep this attack from jeop-  activities.  According to th© version given hr the officer to Sheriff House of Howard county, two of th® men obeyed hie order to throw up their hands. Fuqua, It is said, to *ti automobile parked Hp#arby. The sheriff ordered him not to open a too! box on the side of the car. After several times commanding Fuqua to throw up his hands Lemmons fired a shotgun loaded with buckshot.  Fuqua was unarmed. A gun wan found in the cad*. Buckshot took effect in the left eye, chin, neck and breast.  Mr. and Mrs. John Fuqua, parents of the dead youth, reside at Three Ways, 20 miles south of here on the Sterling City road.  Alvin Lee Fuqua was a single man. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Hines of Big Spring and a Methodist minister from Garden City.  No charges had Deer. filed in connection with Fuqua’s death. Sheriff House stated. The two men who were with Fuqua were taken tnto custody and carried to Garden City.  George Lackey of .Sweetwater, died Wednesday evening at Colorado from wounds received when he and Jack Wright of Colorado were fired upon by Scurry county officers, who found them in a canyon between Snyder and Colorado loading alcohol onto a wagon. Wright and Lackey ran for their guns when ordered to thtjw up their hands.  nobility, Sir Esme Howard, am- ardizing the prosperity and  bassador to the United States, who is now touring the west, (story belmv.)  BRITISH NOBLE IS VISITOR AT j SWEETWATER  IS  HEAVY HIT BK  millions of dollars invested in West Texas, they claim.  Growth Threatened The resolution as adopted by that organization stated that, "Indications from the pre.^s show that the Interstate Commerce Commission is about to abolish the common point freight rates in West Texas; that this is one factor for the continued  This picture shows the wreckage of the giant three-motored plane, "The American Legion.” which crashed in a shallow marsh near Langley Field, Va., during a test flight preparatory to an attempted non-itop flight from the United States to Baris I he two pilots who expected to make the Paris hop—Lieut. Com. Noel Davis and Lieut. Stanton Hall Wooster—were Instantly killed when th® bu • plane suddenly took a nose dive into the marsh. The Legion had hoped that its plane would be the first to make tho Baria flight ami thus too a harbinger of the American Legion convention there next September. This picture vt ii rushed from Langley Field to New York by airplane and then transmitted by telephoto.    ____  Levee At Glasscock Is Crumbled By Torrent; Menace At Orleans Is Believed  AN APPEAL  growth and prosperity of West  appaI]Jn? loMes Btm to  , )6 regts . Texas, and that the abolition of such would Increase the cost of llv-  Ambassador Hopes For Near Settlement In Chinese War  ing of every man, woman and child in West Texas and would Jeopardize millions invested In this section as well as every jobbing center in the territory, and that those interests that were fostering the fight to abolish these rates had been professing undying friendship and to,—Sir I reaping prosperity for themselves,  To the Citizenship of Abilene:    »of the Mississippi flood sufferers  The Mississippi flood has already I shall ba made in the churches of become one of the major disasters j Abilene, and collections taken by In the history of our country, with fetch pastor or his representative,  the proceeds to be delivered to W. H. Free, Taylor county Red Cross  I  SNYDER, Texas, April 30.—A charge of transporting liquor has been made here against Virginia TJnery, in connection with the fatal •hooting of George Lackey, Sweetwater, and wounding of Jack Wright, Colorado, at a booze cache last Tuesday.  Sheriff Brownfield of Scurry county, who figured in the ehoot-  8WEETWATER. April Esme Howard, British ambassador I whereas In reality there could be   A . __ „ .    ,    I    no commonality of interests bete the United States, stopping in     tw , en Wegt    TdZ& ,     and these    ln .  Sweetwater this noon on his way    terests if they were    at work to    unto California, expressed the hope    dermine the    development of the.e  that the Chinese situation would    sections.”  soon be cleared up now that the  power of Eugene Cheng Is being broken; and he laughingly declared  Cooperation Urged.  It further stated that the time  has now come for, “the people of  .. , , ^ .. „ « .    .    ,    ._    _    West    Texas to sit up and take no-  that ha thought .uch incldenu a.  t , c9 .  (<> con-4 „  th .  qucstlon of or _  tered as the mighty river pours through southern Louisiana in its sweep to the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds have died, hundreds of thou-ands are homeless, and the property loss, it is estimated, will approximate the half billion mark.  The American Red Cross has Issued a nation-wide call for relief. Unless every city, town and village respond, widespread and continued suffering will result.  The Ministers’ Forum of Abilene, composed of pastors of the city’s churches, at a called meeting held Thursday, April 28, unanimously adopted the following resolution  "Resolved: That on next Sunday morning, May I, appeals in behalf  chairman, and by him forwarded to the flood zone."  We earnestly solicit the attendance at church next Sunday of every  citlzt n of Abilene, and trust that  TEXAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TC STAND TRIAL AGAIN FOR SAN ANTONIO BOMB SLAYING  (By Universal Service)  SAN ANTONIO, Texaa, April 30.—Por the second time this the fund ac^X'fromt^ appall year. Frank Bonner, Texas University graduate and San Anahau be ip keeping with the ©ire tonio electrical engineer, is scheduled to face trial Monday for and wealth of Abilene and the com- J the bomb slaying of J. F. Barnes and his 7-year-old son, Jesse passionate disposition of her peo-    ^     November    14>     1923.  Doth eidos Saturday said they the trial.  pie. If you find it impossible to attern! church, please send your check to W. II. Free, treasurer, care Central State bank of Abilene.  (Signed) MINISTERS’ FORUM OF ABILENE.  A. L. SCALES, President.  SCOTT W. HICKEY,  Secretary Pro Tem.  the campaign of Mayor William Hale Thompson "to keep the king of England out of Chicago" did good.  "The reaction to an affair Uke the Chicago mayoralty raco la good," he said. "It isn’t taken  seriously by anybody, provokes mirth and arouses international laughter that bs good for everyone."  ganizing more compactly in the interest of self-preservation, that we may be better prepared to take such action, whether offensively or defensively, as the situation may require, to tho end that West Texas may continue to go forward, preserving as we go, the results of our past labors, and building on their foundations for a greater West  tion   r .    .o...    iTexas, and that the people of these  Returning to the Chinese skua- > gectIoB ,  not at thlg tlm ®  b ® misled  rn, Mr Bam* said:    I    was glad  by  professions of friendship pot  borne out by actions.’’  Soc YOUTH KILLED Page 4  1073  New  Subscribers  —During March and April (sixty days) the Abilene Reporter-New* made a NET GAIN of 1073 NEW SUBSCRIBERS all paid in advance.  —Of this number the Abilene Daily Reporter gained ;}L, and the Abilene Morning N © vvs 738. Estimating five people to the family, this means a total of .'>365 NEW READERS added to our circulation in two months.  —The Reporter-News employes three men who devote all their tin e to getting new subscribe* 1 ** Eld bt other young men work part time in getting new subscribers. BR. BUB I NESS MAN:  —-Carry your advertising message iii ii*® newspapers that have th© PAID CIRCULATION. When a person SPENDS HIS MONEY for a newspaper—h" READS IT. Think It over. It’s the PAID CIRCULATION that makes advertising a success.  < YDE 3067 BOR AN AD MAN  to read of the breaking up of the radical nationalist forces of Eugene Cheng, for I think that it means that a quite different answer will now be sent to the powers as soon as Chiang Kai-Shek gets into the saddle and things settle down. It will, I believe, alter the entire situation.’’  The ambassador is on a through the west, "which I have j been promising lo give myself for several years," he said, "for one (should know as much as possible about a great country like this. I  Conviction Closes Trial At Haskell  BIDS ASKED ON ROADS ACROSS TWO COUNTIES  91 Believed Killed In Virginia Blast  September I Is Date Set For Completion In Taylor, Callahan  Flood! Help!  Churches, Musicians, Shows Join In Flood Relief Movement For  Refugees  HASKELL, April 30—(Sp)—Lem trip | Nichols was found guilty of murder and given a 15-year sentence by a Jury In district court here today In connection with the death in Stamford, October, 1925, of Doc Coker  Tha verdict was returned after J plan to spend two day* in Hie Grand j four and one-half hours of delib-JCnnyon and then go on to Call-A ration. Judge Bruce W. Bryant jfornia- Some day I hope to return read the Jury charge at the opening land make an intensive tour af of court this morning. Arguments  Texas."  Sir Esme was accompanied by  Lady Isabella Howard, his wife; his secretary of the embassy, Henry Hopkinton, and a maid. They lunched at the Harvey House here.  West Texan Held By Arkansas Officers  were completed shortly atfer 12 o’clock.  Hundreds of spectators heard the jury’s verdict. The ringing cf the old court houfc bell called the spectators to hear the sentence.  Hard surfacing on the Bankhead highway through Calahan and Taylor counties by September I is the goal of the state highway board, Judge W. R. Ely, member of the commission, said last night on returning home from Austin, where h e  attended sessions of the board during the past week.  Orders advertising the bids on hard surfacing of the gap on the Bankhead between Clyde and Baird, for the grading and drainage structure on the strip of Highway 1A, north loop of the Bankhead, in Shackelford county, and the dirt work on No. I west from Abilene  substantial  Mississippi  Abilene will make a contribution today to flood relief,  In every Protestant church of th© city, a collection will be taken while in Sacred Heart Catholic church it will be taken Sunday week, Mild Rev. H. Knufer, pastor.  The Little Symphony Orchestra will give four benefit concerts (the schedule appearing elsewhere in this issue).  Beginning one minute after midnight, at 12:01 Monday morning, I the Bent Theatres, Inc., will put on a benefit show at the Majestic, at 50 cen a for adults and 25 cents for children.  Vicksburg Menaced The crest of tho Mississippi flood is now before Vicksburg; and  (By The Associated Press) FAIRMONT, W. Va., April  30.—(1:30 a. rn.)—Ninety-one num are believed to have lost their lives in a terrine explosion late today in the KverettRvillo mine of the New England Fuel and Transportation Company. The known dead had readied eleven late tonight. Eight bodle* were removed front the mine, two men were killed at the tipple outside, while another died in a local hospital shortly before midnight.  While the fate of RO men still entrapped In lite working* remained unknown, r«***« ue crews which hate penetrated lite debria-stretvn mine said conditions were sud* that none of them could lune survived.  Of the IS known injured, several were r«*i>orted by bolita! authorities to be in a critical condition*  are ready for  Tho first trial, which resulted in a hung jury, was lu-id In Corpus Christi January IS.  Barnes and his little son were j fatally Injured when they opened I an express package containing an Infernal machine. Tha package, it I was alleged waa sent from San J Antonio.  ! Following th© double killing, j Bonner, the accused man, married | Dorothy Barnes, daughter of the dead man. They were married in .New York City March 21, 1924.  Later tho Nueces county grand jury indicted Bonner for the slayings, and he was arrested at his home in San Antonio just before Christmas Day, 1U26.  Following the trial in Corpus Christi, Judge J. VV*. Cunningham, upon hts own volition ordered the ca.su tried here on a change of venue.  In tho first trial the state based its case principally upon the tcntl-m> ny of Raoul Fernandas and Santiago Mcndosa of San Antonio, who testified that Bonner resembled the man that gav -• them tho fatal package to mill  (Sec ROAD BILS Page 4)  Sec FLOOD RELIEF rage 4  MEXICANS SOUGHT  (By Th* Assoc nt-<l Ureas)  SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April *0.  Cisco Youth Hurt In Abilene Crash  Des 0 Lev, rid CISCO high school indent, was in th© Baptist eani-Aut borities today w ere Marching I  lar j Uin  here last night in a aeri-  for two Mexicans who Friday night  oug c ,, n ,nti n following an auto  held up and robbed Frank St. Claire I  craab at  intersection of North Brooks field flying callet, then ab-     and  Grope streets shortly be-  dtiding and attac ked bis 17 > ear :fora midnight. Th* youth’s skull  old gill companion.  BRECKENRIDGE, April SO.— I  (Sp)—Joe Eaton, under indictment here charging murder In connection with the fatal shooting of Leonard M. Miller at the Phillips Petroleum company's gasoline plant, midway between Ivan and Eliasv.Ue, Feb. 25, his been arrested In Hot Springs Ark. and Is now on his way back to Breckenridge to face trial.  According to information reaching here, Eaton endeavored to cash a check drawn on a local bank In Hot Springs. When the bank in that city wired banker* here for confirmation. Sheriff Thornton was notified and Immediate!) cot in communication with the sheriff at Hot Springs, who placed Eaton under arrest. He waived identification.  BURGLARS, Amil! VICI SIDS KOU WELCOME  ★ Sr  Sr Sr  ★ *  Our Front Door Will Be Unlocked, Safe And Cash Register Open", Reads Open Leher To ‘Fly-By-Nights'  IT’S not much news when a  dog bites a man but—let a  man bite a dog, that IS news, said an illustrious Journalist  once.  Likewise, la Abilene, there Is little news value In a robbery via plate glass window, floor, coiling, rear or front door. But, when victimized bullnose men, issue ar open letter to "fly-by-night-birds’’ Inviting them through the  front door any time, any night, to an open safe, and cash register—that la something else again.  It really btu* happened. It. V. Smith and W. B. Hicks, operating a furniture anti nu ror plating business at 433 Oak street, yesterday proclaimed to unknown visitor* w ho tm va thrice in a few week* forced themselves Into the s^re through the rear door that  "we have made arrangements to leave our front door unlocked* cash register and cafe open, and ask you to let your conscience be your guide when entering our place of business between suns.”  The invitation continues thus, "Front doors have been made for the entrance of our patrons and we ask you kindly not to break locks lr the rear door and step on our  plate glass mirrors, causing injury to persons that we might be liable for.  "Last night was the third ♦‘mo you have entered from the rear, and we take pleasure in advising that entrance from the front is much easier and, without doubt, safer.  "If you fall to find these directions satisfactory you may call either of us during the night and we will come down and let you in.”  may be fractured, attending physicians said. Ho was unconscious early this morning, an hour and a half after the accident.  The youth's companion, BUI Golden, driver of the machine, a Ford coupe. received painful facial bro tea.  The cur was struck by a Willy.:-Knight i• turning car, dr!vt n by T. IL Parker, another youth from Parks community, four rn des south of Breckenridge.  Iv. e-wit cesses of the accident said the light cir driven by Golden was traveling at a low rate of speed. It was struck broadside. Leverage vt i.H hurled fro. I the sent of the car to th© fender.  (By Th" Associated Pr^*s>  NEW ORLEANS, April 30. —The nation’s most disastrous flood was spreading tonight with Increasing rapidity and federal and state officials made no effort to conceal their apprehension of the dancers yet to come.  Driven madly by the slowly moving flood crest, the Mississippi swelled over a part of the levee at Vicksburg, flooding the lower section of that iMtv and sloughed off a hundred feet of the main levee at Glasscock, La., 25 miles south of Natchez, threatening inundation of Concordia and parts of bordering parishes.  Town© Menaced Increasing volume* of water flowing /through th© three gap*  in the Arkansas river embnnkb' nt rapidly (were making complete th* flooding) of southeastern Arkansas, inundating th© town <>f Gould and adding to the flood depth in half a dozen other town* which may be destroyed.  Flood water* around Yazoo City and northward in Missisippi continued their spread, devastating new field* and (musing half a million  !  dollar* worth of damage to io.u»u stored in a compress in that city.  While news of thee* major event* in the flood area were trickling in, forebodings came of still more ' and dangerous flood* yet to come. The bureau announced that the great vat flood in record was in sight for th© Ouachita and Black rivers, adldng that "a serious situation exists in Northern Louis'ana,"  As a result of the break at Glass-! cock, Charles IL West, a member of the Mississippi river commission, announced that "every possible .effort should bo made to immedi-) ately raise and strengthen the levees from the mouth of the Red River to New Orleans.’  Th® commissioner said the eater plunging through the Glasscock crevasse would Join with the Arkansan flood waters which are sweeping Into Louisiana and for the present should lower the river Mage from Natchez, where the highest gauge of record, is recorded, to the mouth of the lied river.  One Bright Spot There wa* one bright spot in th* dark picture, the gauge at New Or-1© tai showing a drop of one tenth of a foot in five hours as a result of the crevasse d< Literately opened at Caernarvon fifteen miles below th© city. The first effort at dynamiting the massive levee yesterday having been only partially suc-< ssful, the engineers continued blasting today until they had a great I rush of waters from th© Mississippi flowing into th® now almost deserted parishes of Plaquemine and St. Bernard.  Such is the situ aion presented in the remainder of the state, how-ever, that the coast guard, acting Ion requests of former Governor 1  John M. Parker, civilian flood dicta-i tor for this stat®, is concentrating here and at Natchez, the largest relief expedition in its history.  One hundred and fifty craft* large and small, are boing assembled here, coming from the Atlantic) I,ad Gulf coast* and from Hie Great Lake*, and eighty others will bu based at Natchez.  Returning to Memphis after rn week spent in th© flood area, Sec-* retary Hoover said he thought th* situation so serious that he would return to this territory next week {after a hurled trip to Washington to consult with President Coolidge and the cabinet committee which ie cooperating with the Red Cross.  "Th© immediate problem it that lot succoring 166,066 homeless people and rescuing Others.” Mr. Hoover said. "Rehabilitation has bees*   1  given some thousand*, but will have t > be attended to later. *  LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Ap.il 39.— Th© body of ll year old Ileydetla McDonald, mysteriously missing fr< rn hi r hofhe her© for three weeks, wa* found late today in th© belfry of the fashionable Firs'. Presbyterian church,  PAMPA. Texas, April 39. —J. F. Hamilton, conductor of a Santa Fe freight train No. 49, was beat©ti and rob* . d early today wh n ho was packing a hot bi* glider a car and then thrown under a railroad trestle^  rn   

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