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   Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas                              ABILENE MORNING REPORTER Volume IWEST TEX ASSunday and geiwratly falh SUNDAY MAY Price 5 Cents NUMBER 207 OD DANGER IN SOUTH INCREASE m m m mm m m m m eettoater Protests Freight Kate Abolishment Move LLED BY GLASSCOCK OFFICERS BOOZE RAID Sir Esme Howard On Tour Of West Woman Makes Cash Bond At Snyder On Charge In Connection With Scurry Raid BIG April Lee 22 years second man to fall this I week mortaUy wounded before 1 West Texas officers seeking il licit was buried here this afternoon at 3 He died at 2 oclock Friday afternoon from buckshot vronnds received Thursday when Lemmons of Glasscock county came upon three men near a creeksouth of here just across the county whom he wanted in connection with bootlegging According to the version given Tjy the officer to Sheriff House of Howard two of the men obeyed his order to throw up their It is ran to an automobile parked The sheriff ordered him not to open a tool box onthe side jLof the Afier several times commanding Fuqua to throw up his hands Lemmons fired a shot jun loaded with Fuqua was A gun was found in the Buckshot took effect in the left neck and and John par ents of the dead reside at Three 20 miles south of here on the Sterling City Alvin Lee Fuqua was a single Funeral services were in charge of Hines of Big Spring and a Methodist minister from Garden charges had oeen filed in r connection with Fuquas Sheriff House The two men who were with Fuqua were taken Into custody and carried to Gar den George Lackey of died Wednesday evening at Colo rado from wounds received when he and Jack Wright of Colorado were fired upon by Scurry county who found them in a can yon between Snyder and Colorado loading alcohol onto a Wright and Lackey ran for their guns when ordered to throw up their April charge of transporting liquor has been madt here against Virginia 4 in connection with the fatal shooting of George Sweet and wounding of Jack at a booze cache Jast Sheriff Brownfield of Scurry who figured in the shopt Scc YOtTH KILLED Page 4 PRTSS A West Texas was host for a few minutes yester day to a member of the British Sir Esme Am bassador to the United who is now touring the story 1073 New Two American LegionNaval NonStop Flyers Die In Crash BRITISH HOBLE ISVISITOKAT SWEETWATER Ambassador Hopes For Near Settlement in Chi nese War April Esme British ambassador to the United stopping in Sweetwater this noon on his way to expressed the hope that the Chinese situation would soon be cleared up now that the power of Eugene Cheng is being broken and he laughingly declared that he thought such incidents as the campaign of Mayor William Hale Thompson to keep the king of England out of Chicago dhi The reaction to an affair like the Chicago mayoralty race is he It isnt taken seriously by provokes mirth and arouses international laughter that is good for every Returning to the Chinese situa Larger City Business In terests Are Working Against West Club Declares Special to The ReporterNews SrWEET April against the action of Fort Worth and Dal las business interests in spon soring a movement to abolish the common point freight rate in West Texas was voiced here today in a resolution adopted by the Sweetwater lo cal organization of business Pioneer wholesalers and bus iness men here intend to wage a war to the if to keep this attack from jeop ardizing the prosperity and millions of dollars invested in West they Growtii Tiireatened The resolution as adopted by that organization stated Indica tions from the press show that the Interstate Commerce Commission is about to abolish the common point freight rates in West Texas this is one factor for the continued growth and prosperity of West and that the abolition of such would increase the cost of liv ing of every woman and child in West Texas and would jeopardize millions invested in this section as well as every jobbing center in the and that those interests that were fostering the fight to abolish these rates had been pro fessing undying friendship and reaping prosperity for whereas in reality there could be ho commonality of interests be tween West Texas and these in terests If they at work to un dermine the development of these Cooperation It further stated that the time has now come the people of West Texas to sit up and take no tice to consider the question of or ganizing more compactly in the in terest of that we may be better prepared to take such whether offensively or as the situation may re to the end that West Texas may continue to go pre serving as we the results of our past and building on their foundations for a greater West and that the people of these sections not at this time be misled This picture shows the wreckage of the ciant threemotored The American which crashed in a shallow marsh near Lang ley Field Va during a test flight preparatory to an attempted nonstop flight from the United States to Paris The two pUots who ex Dected to make the Paris Noel Davis and SlantonHall instantly killed when the huge plane sud noscfdivl into The The Legion had hoped that its plane would be the first to make the Jar8 f H Manithus bo a har binger of tho American Legion convention there next This picture was rushed from Langley luld to lork by airplane and transmitted by To the Citizenship of Abilene The Mississippi flood has already become one of the major disasters in the history of our with appalling losses still to be regis tered as the mighty river pours through southern Louisiana in its sweep to the Gulf of Hun dreds have hundreds of thou ands are and the property it is will approxi mate the half billion The American RedCross has issued a nationwide call Unless every town and village widespread and continued suffering will The Ministers Forum of composed of pastors of the citys at a called meeting hold April unanimously adopted the following resolution Resolved That on next Sunday May appeals in behalf of the Mississippi flood sufferers shall be made in the churches of and collections taken by each pastor or his the proceeds to be delivered to Taylor county Red Cross and by him forwarded to We earnestly solicit the attend ance at church next Sunday of every citizen of and trust thai the fund accruing from this appeal shall be in keeping with the size and wealth of Abilene and the com passionate disposition of her peo If you find it impossible to attend please send your cheek to care Central State bank of Signed MINISTERS FORUM OF SCOTT Secretary Pro Tern March and April sixty days Re porterNews made a NET GAIN of 1073 NEW SUB SCRIBERS paid in ad this number the Abi lene Daily Reporter gained 335 and the Abilene Morn ing News Estimating five people to the this means a total 5365 KBW READERS added to our circulation in two ReporterNews em ployes three men who devote their time to getting new Eight other young men work part time In new BUSINESS MAN Crrry ypvir advertising mcmaac in the newspapers St have the PAID CIRCU When a person HIS MOXEg for a newspaperhe READS Think it the PAID CIRCULATION that makes advertising a v 8M FOB AN AD MAN sections not at mis time oe Sir Esme said I was glad b pr0fessions of friendship not to read of the breaking up of the borne Qut by radical nationalist forces of Eugene for I think that it means that a quite different answer will now be sent to the powers as soon as Chiang KaiShek gets into the sddle and things settle It I alter the entire situ The ambassador is en a trip through the which I have been promising to give myself Tor several he for one should know as much as possible about a great country like I plan to spend two clays in the Grand Canyon and then go on to Cali forniaSome day I hope to return and make an intensive tour of Sir Esme was accompanied by Lady Isabella hiswife his Conviction Closes Trial At Haskell April Nichols was found guilty of murder and given layear sentence by a jury in district court here today n connection with the death in Stam of Doc Coker Tha verdict was returned after four and onehalf hours of delib Judge Bruce Bryant read the jury charge at the opening of court this Arguments were completed shortly atfer 12 gecrefary of the and a Henry They lunched at the Harvey House i West Texan Held By Arkansas Officers April under indictment here charging murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Leonard Miller at the Phillips Petroleum companys gasoline midway between Ivan and has been arrested inHot Springs and is now on his way back to Breckenridgc to face trial According to information reach ing Eaton endeavored to cash a check drawn on a local bank in Hot When the bank in that city wired bankers here for Sheriff Thornton was notified and immediately got in communication with tho sheriff at Hot who placed Eaton un der waived identifica jurys The ringing of the old court called the spec tators to hear the September 1 Is Date Set For Completion In Tay Callahan Hard surfacing on the Bankhead highway through Calahan and Tay lor counties by September 1 is the goal of the state highway Judge member of the said last night on re turning home from where Shows Join In Flood Relief Movement For Refugees TEXAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TilfiL By Universal SAN April the second time this Prank Texas University graduate and San An tonio electrical is scheduled to face trial Monday for the bomb slaying of Barnes and his 7yearold Jesse in Corpus Christi November during the past Orders advertising the bids on hard surfacing of the gap on tho Bankhcad between Clyde and for the grading and drainage struc ture on the strip of Highway north loop of the in Shackolford and the dirt work on 1 west from Abilene Seo ROAD BIDS Page 4 Abilene will make a substantial contribution to Mississippi flood In every Protestant church of the a collection will be taken whilein Sacred Heart Catholic church it will be taken Sunday said Tho Little Symphony Orchestra will givefour benefit concerts the schedule appearing elsewhere in this Beginning minute after mid at Monday the Dent will put on a benefit show at the at 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for Vicksburjj Menaced The crest of tho Mississippi flood is now before Vicksburg and Sec FLOOD RELIEF Pare 4 91 Believed Killed In Virginia Blast By The Associn ted Press April Ninety one are believed to have lost their lives In a terrific explosion late today In the Evercttsvillc mine of the Xcw England Fuel and Transporta tion The known dead had reached eleven late Eglit bodies were removed from the two men were killed at the tipple while another diet in a local hospital shortly before While the fate or 80 men still entrapped in the workings remained rescue crews which have pcjictroted the debrisstrewn mine said conditions were such that none of them coujd have Or the 13 known several were reported by lios ital authorities to be in a critical Both sides Saturday said they areready for tho which resulted In a hung was held in Corpus Christi January Barnes and his little son were fatally injured when they openec an express package containing an it sent from San MEXICANS SOUGHT Uy Thft SAN April Authorities today were searching for two Mexicans who Friday night held up and robbed Frank Claire Brooks field flying then ab ducting and attacked his 17 year old girl infernal was alleged was Following thedouble killing the accused married Dorothy daughter of the dead They were marriel ii V Vork City March Later tho Nucccs county grand jury indicted Bonner for the slay and he was arrested at home in San Antonio Christmas 19 Following the trial in Corpus Judgo Levee At Giasscock Is Crumbled By Torrent Menace At Orleans Is Believed The Associated Press NEW April The nations most disastrous lood was spreading tonight vith increasing ramdity and ederal and state officials made no effort to conceal their ap prehension of the dangers yet to Driven madly by the slowly moving flood the Mis sissippi swelled over a of the levee at flood ing the lower section of that city and sloughed off a hun dred feet of the main levee at 25 miles south of threatening inun dation of Concordia and parts of bordering Towns Menaced Increasing volumes of water flowing through the three gaps in the Arkansas river embankbont rapidly were making complete flooding of southeastern inundating the town of Gould and adding to the flood depth in half a dozen other towns which may r Flood waters around Yazoo City and northward in Mfssisippi ron tinued their devastating new fields and causing half a million dollars worth of damage to stored in a compress in that While news of these major events in the flood area were trickliny forebodings came of still more and dangerous floods yet to Tho bureau announced that the greatest flood in record was in sight for the Ouachita and Black adidng that a serious situation ex ists in Northern As a result of the break at Glass Charles a member of the Mississippi river commis announced that every possible upon his own volition ordered the case tried here on a change of In the first trial the state based its case principally upon the testi mony ot Kauul Fernandez and Santiago Memlosa of San who testified that Bonner resembl ed the man that gave them tho fatal package to mail YOU IE T c7 D Our Front Door Will Be Safe And Cash Register Reads Open Letter To FlyByNignts TTS n6t much news when a dog bites a man a man bite a that IS said illustrious journalist In there Is little news value in a rob bery via plate glass rear or front when victimized business men issue an open letter to flybynichtblrds Inviting them through front door any any to an open and cash reg is else It really has Smith and op eratfng a furniture and mirror plating business at 433 Oak yesterday proclaimed to unknown visitors who thrice in a few weeks forced themselves into tho utoro through the rear door that we have made arrangements to leave our front unlock cash register and uafe and ask you to let your conscience be your guide when entering our place of business between The invitation continues Front doors have been made for the entrance of our patrons and you kind ly not to break locks In rear door and step on our plate glass causing in jury to persons thatwe might be liable Last night the third time you havo entered li om thft and we take pleas ure In advising that entrance from the front is much easier without If you fail to find these directions satisfactory you may call either of us during tho night and we will come down and letyou Cisco Youth Hurt In Abilene Crash Ossio Cisco high school was in the Baptist sani tarium here last night in a seri ous condition following an crash at the intersection of North First and Grape streets shortly be fore The youths skull may bo attending phy sicians He unconscious early this an hour and a half after the The youths Bill Gold driver of the a Ford received painful facial The car was struck by a TYillys Knight tourning driven by another youth from Parks four miles south of Eyewitnesses of the accident said the light car driven by Golden was traveling at a 1ow rate of It was struck Leveridge hurled from the seat of the car effort should be made to immedi ately raise and fh levees from the mouth of the Red River to New The commissioner said the wat er through the Glasscock crevasse would join with the Ar kansas flood waters which are sweeping into Louisiana and for the present should Knver the river stage from where the just before highest gauge of is to the mouth of the Red Ono Bright Spot There was one bright spot in the dark the gauge at New Or leans showing a drop of one tenth of a foot in five hours as a result of the crevasse deliberately opened at Caernarvon fifteen miles below tho The first effort at dyna miting the massive levee yesterday having been only partially suc the engineers continued blasting today until they had a great rush ot waters from the Mississippi flowing into the now almost de serted parishes of Plaquemine and Such is the situation presented in tho remainder of the how that the coast acting on requests of former Governor John civilian flood dicta tor for this is concentrating here and at the largest re lief expedition in its One hundred and fifty crafts large and are being essembl ed coming from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and from the Great and eighty others will be based at Returning to Memphis alter week spent in the flood Sec retary Hoover said he thought tha 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 14 cooperating with the Red LITTLE April The body of 11 year old Floydella mysteriously missing from her homo here for three was found lato today in tho belfry of tho fashionable Firat Presbyterian of succoring homeless peo ple and rescuing Hoov er Rehabilitation has will have to be attended to April conductor of a Fn freight train WM and robbed early today waa packing a toot Wttr ft car and then thrown uodtr a road   

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