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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 15, 1927, Abilene, Texas W.r-'.'.V heAbil Volume I IIICATLICD /WEST TEXAS—Sunday and Mon-\ WtAlrltn*\ day partly cloudy. / ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1927—FORTY-EIGHT PAGES Price 5 Cents RHQ NUMBER 219 I NEW YORK-PARIS AIR RACE SET MONDAY ******* rn * rn * **** ***** rn*** * * **********J* * Fifteen Tulsa Oil Companies Agree To Curb Production *********** **************** ******* ** FLOOD DAMAGE IN SOUTH LOUISIANA AREA MOUNTS im * Makes Ready For ★ ★★★♦★★dr Voyage Over Sea Restrictions Sought In Texas, California Crude Areas By Operators At Meeting (By Th# Associated Brass) TULSA, Okla., May 14.—Action tonight was following the decision of fifteen of the largest producing companies in the Seminole oil area to curb the lavish flow that has resulted in oation-wide unsettlement of the oil industry. Several of the companies participating in the agreement began immediately to promulgate orders to shut down on the drilling of new wells in the Seminole field. The agreement was reached at a meeting of producers in Tulsa today, held at the suggestion of W. C. Tea-gle, president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Horen Obstinate Seven other companias represented at the martin* either refused * to vote or left while voting wma In j progress. Ray Collins, appointed umpire of the Seminole field, in a meeting of producer* In New fork earlier this week, doe* not believe that Imme- J ti late reaults will crown the effort* of the cooperating operators, he j said after the meeting, but he waa hopeful that they would bo perceptible enough at the end of the agreed 15-day period that It would be possible to extend restriction# on drilling to other fields In Oklahoma, Texas and California. There la no Intention of working hardship* on any of tho operators in the Seminole field, Collins said, and drilling of offset wells and wells on short term lease* will be permitted. LUST, LIQUOR Mrs. Snyder Believes Self Victim Of Injustice; Justice Opposed To Death > Rangers Sent To Winkler County (By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, May 14.—Three Texas rangers tomorrow will be quartered In Winkler county, center of a far West Texas oil strike, to ald local authorities in an effort to check a possible lawless condition, similar to that accredited to Borger, Panhandle oil city, which for week* has been patrolled by a score of rangers. Acting Adjutant General Taylor Nichols, responding to requests from county authorities, today announced he has ordered Hanger Captain Tom Hickman and Primates Summerall and Dyches to proceed to the West Texas county for an Indefinite period. Whether additional men will be sent to the field is not yet known. Captain Hickman, who will lead the detachment ordered out today, has headquarters at Fort Worth. Charles a. Lindbergh, In a Ryan monoplane, ‘'The Spirit of St. Louis,** is preparing for the big effort of hi* flying career, a New York-to-Paris hop in competition for the 125,000 Ortelg prize. Lindbergh a plane, weighing 1765 pound*, is to carry 2776 pounds additional weight, including a collapsible lifeboat. He soon will try to fly from San Diego to St. Louis at night. WMOWTELLS OF EVENTS IN STAR’S DEATH Actress Declares Was Drunkard At Trial Of Film Actor 'By Th* Associated Press) NBW TORK, May 14.—The sentences of death hanging over the heads of Mr*. Ruth Brown Snyder and Henry Judd Gray have affected them In antipodal manner, it waa revealed today. Gray, pursuing hi# Bible in Jail in Long Island City, sees himself “one of the beet examples of what whisky, lust and aln will ultimately lead one into.** He la described as resigned to his doom. Mrs. Snyder, the Queens Village housewife, sees herself a victim of injustice and I* prepared to fight against the death sentence! Justice Townsend Scudder, who imposed the sentences on Mr*. Snyder and Gray, today was quoted by the New York American as opposed to the death penalty in general. . "What good,** he was quoted as asking in an interview, '‘will result In sending these people to the chair? Would it not be better to confine them to an Institution where the may engage in profitable work?'* “It Is true I am opposed to capital punishment In any form. But, lf the wisdom of the people , | demand It, I believe the execution Husband 8hould follow more cloaeiy the verdict.” Gray s picture of himself ss “best example’* was sketched In a note addressed “to the public.” The note said: “I wish to take the FIVE PARISHES ASSAULTED AS LEVEES BREAK BEFORE TORRENT; 200,000 AFFECTED Hope Of Saving “Sugar Bowl” And Evangeline Area Disappear; Another Million Ruined Acres To Be Added To Suffering Dixie Aged Pair Differ ★ ★★★★★★★ Over Sunday Law (By The Associated Press) NEW ORLEANS, La., May 14.—Mississippi flood waters with all the reinforcements of the Yazoo, the Black, the Red and other southern tributaries were assaulting five South Central Louisiana parishes tonight, pouring through earthen embankments which crumbled before their onslaught. Hope of saving the Bayou Des Glaises section, a part of the “sugar bowl" and the Evangeline country disappeared with the falling of the Kleinwood plantation levee before the attack of the waters. Other breaks at Moreauville, Bordelonville and , f T T T r T , , T , I T I T I t t ft r T T IT Cftf.t HTipftrt Still had left lCVCC ni (board officials with the hope Employe Reveals I that they might be able to save “ a part of the rich district. Dynamite Plot To Murder Governor Sacco - Vanzetti Sympathizer Sends Deadly Parcel (By Th* Associated Pros) LOS ANGELES, May 14.—Lev* this opportunity of thanking Ars* of th* Dorothy Mackaye-Ray j ™* njr klnd Christian* from all over ^ . tha country who took time to pray Raymond-Paul Kelly triangle today ; for m0 an( , tQ Bend ^ , etter> of were left to emoulder in the records I sympathy and literature of faith. of Kelly’s murder trial over the Would that I had time to answer week end while the defense awalt-1 e8Cl * one. But your efforts have not been In vain, for I have been (By The Associated Press) DOSTON, Mass., May 14.— The keen eye eight and quick thinking of a postal employ prevented delivery to Governor Alvan T- Fuller cf a jpound of dynamite from * Sacco-Vanzetti sympathizer, It became known today. The dynamite waa contained In a •mall parcel to which was tied the following note: “Governor of Massachusetts: I have succeeded In getting 1:4 of a ton going to get more and use it. of this. If Succo and Vanzetti. are going to be murdered, I am going to get more and use It.. (Signed) A citizen of the world.” Although It was believed that the governor would not have been endangered by receipt of the parcel since It contained no detonating apparatus, officials here were quick to praise Clark W, Steele, who picked It out of the mail at the Burlington Avenue post station and gave it to his superiors for examination. Work Abandoned With the breach at Kleinwood, in the middle of Big Bend, along Bayou De* Glaises, work was abandoned along the 30-mile stretch from Cottonport to the southernmost of the bend. Four crevasses occurred today In Bayou Des daises and another levee went out at Cottonport along Bayou Rouge. Three ther breaks had occurred previously, one at Cottonport and two at Moreauville. The affected district Is approximately 16® miles northwest of New Orleans and on the opposite side of the river. In addition to the five major breaks along Bayou Des Glaises, aviators flying over the district reported at least IS minor crevasses through which the water was tearing. Hie airplane observation also revealed serious threats along the east bank of the Atchafalaya and weak spots at Morganza, SO miles Would Feel Honored To Be Selected As 1928 Convention City, Says Bacon, C.C. President Italian Flier, Enroute To St. Louis, In New Orleans (By The Associated Press) BT LOUIS, May 14—Commander Francesco De Plnedo, Italian four continent filer enroute from New Orleans to Bt. Louis landed at Memphis at 1:55 p. rn., today to refuel and planned to leave there at 4 p. m., for the last leg of the journey, according to a telegram received by the Italian consul. ed the next session of court to “explain.” Miss Mackay#, actress widow of Raymond, testifying ss an unwilling witness for the prosecution yesterday, left a strange story of errant affections incomplete as she told of circumstances leading up to the fist fight between Raymond, her song and dance man husband, and Kelly, young film actor. The state charges the fist fight caused Ray-: mond’s death. After reading to the jury end interpreting where necessary love t u 111 mately lead one lnt0 * letters nnd affectionately phrased 1 have 8oen ®° many pitiful telegrams which revealed the ca * rs her ® ** an lnI ®ate of this inpassion that existed between the stitution as to what liquor and images* and the film man, Miss ' Proper relations will exact in pay-Mackaye struck at the reputation ment that 11 *n*k® a me m ® r ® of her husband by branding him anxious to help my fellow men see as a drunkard and wife beater. j the light of God as their own sal-Tntoxtcation, she said, was the batlon.” song and dance man's usual condi- Mrs. Snyder, Gray testified, does not “believe In God.” saved. “May the day com® when the people will clamor and fight to enter the churches to hear God** word a* they did to enter this building to hear such sordid words of shame and sin. Would that every man and woman who la not living in keeping with the commandments take heed from this case and turn to God for forgiveness. “I am one of the best examples of what whisky, lust and sin will tion, and the only change she ever noted was In the varied degrees of drunkenness. She told of sn attack made upon her by Raymond last New Year’s eve, when he beat her and dragged her into a closet. “The man ii in his grave and can’t defend himself,” stormed Deputy District Attorney Forest Murray. “I don’t see what difference It makes lf he were drunk or sober when he was beaten and murdered.” Gray and Mrs, Snyder began today arranging for their trip Monday to Sing Sings death house. They are under sentence to be electrocuted the week of June SO. One Killed When Ball Stand Falls (By Th* Associated Pres*) PHIIjADELPHIA, Pa., May 14. —Frederic)* Haas, 60, was trampled to death and mdVe than half a hundred were Injured today when part of the flooring on the first base side of the lower grandstand of the Philadelphia National League baseball park collapsed. The accident occurred in the first half of the seventh inning while St. Louis was at bat. The collapse threw the crowd Into a panic and It swarmed on the field necessitating the umpires to end the game with the score 12 to 3 in favor of Philadelphia. Tho colla pee threw 80® persons from their seats into a huddle of struggling humanity. The floor did not fall to tho ground, IO to 15 feet below, but sagged, throwing tho spectators into a mass. Later it broke open and many fell through to the ground. LONDON, May 14.—Of all th# news events of international Importance, the one perhaps of greatest interest featured in the newspapers of London during several days psst has been the Mississippi flood, and the menacing of New Orleans. London newspapers have published columns of news matter on the great American catastrophe, and words of sympathy for th® flood sufferers are heard on all sides. Abilene Is not a candidate for the 1921 convention of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. But Abilene appreciates the movement started In its behalf by th® Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, and will gratefully accept the convention lf it wants to com® next year. "We could not.” said Mr. Bacon, “go before the Wichita Falls convention » vt Tuesday night ask-ing gor % h the convention in 1928 and the election of sn Abilene man ss president—and of coura® we are actively pushing the candidacy of Hon R. W. Hayti!* of this city for president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, believing him eminently qualified for the place. Would Welcome Convention “Our good friends in that splendid neighboring city of Sweetwater have, entirely on their own initiative, started a movement for Abilene as next years* convention host. It goes without raying that Abilene I would feel deeply honored to he selected, and with open-hearted hospitality would welcome the wonderful citizenship of West Texas assembling In one of these remarkable annual conventions. “In the past we could have tak- ( en care of such ing, but with our Municipal Audi torlum virtually completed and capable of seating 2,500 persons; with one ten-story hotel and one AIRMEN STILL Bad Weather Continues To Prevent Hop-Off Of American Fliers Across Atlantic (By The Ass.', lated Pres*) NEW YORK, lUf I* — There wa® no longer any ob* Htacle tonight to the first An* eriean flight from New York to Paris being a three cornered race, but it wa® not likely that race would start until Monday anyway and more probably Tuesday. Unfavorable weather, which" for several days has prevented the monoplanes “Spirit of St, Louis M and “Columbia 1 * from hopping off, has continued so long that today factory test* were completed on the monoplane “America” and she wa# turned over to the pilots. Weather atli! Bad Se now, ss soon ss the neath®t man decides conditions sr® good* and tonight he mw no immediate likelihood of clearing, all three planes will be ready to rumble down the long runway at Roosevelt Field, climb Into tho str, and head eastward on jthe race for Perla As final preparations for th* three American flights went forward today the exarch continued Thera two men are fighting out monster gather- j tliw issue of Sunday baseball In Union Grove, WU. John Martin (b.low), vl,1 *«* prudent, "“I for Th. two m'tarin,""Fr.n7h'filir* blo. ..w. rit.ll b. .n(.rc.d ..« Nu tM0r 4 en,-ring alo., .there’ll be no Sunday baraball.L. . # " thirty-room annex assured of com* ••Bill” Hardy, 19, leading citizen I * Newfoundland a wild®** pieties in the early fall, added to (abov#) , built a ball park and noes "hora a plan# was heard pate- our present hotel facilities; and ' gayi ; ia j $2,000 to spend to keep n * ,a<lt Monday. No trace of th# with the assurance that Stat* HI-1 the boys out cf Jai!. I fliar * wa * found - however, aor any ......... i 'indication at all of what has hap- above Baton Rouge on the west side of the river. All appeared to be under oontrol, the report said. Fertile Lend* Flooded The escaping water tonight already had blanketed more than 250 square miles of fertile Avoyelles parish farming lands and was spreading swiftly southward to cover the crops and thickly populated settlements, In four other parishes, St. Landry, 8t. Martin, Idera and St. Mary. More than 200,090 persons will be affected by the flood and another million acres will be added to the other millions already covered by the Mississippi in the greatest flood In the history of the valley. Before the sweeping mass of waters has reached the Gulf of Mexico it will have cut a devastating path from the northern boundary of Arkansas to the southern shores of Louisians along the Gulf. ghways No. I and SO through this county will be completed within another year, or nearly enough completed to carry the traffic in comfort, Abilene will be able to handle next year s convention without trouble. “The executive board ef the Chamber of Commerce ha* discussed this situation, and joins me in says that while we are not a candidate for 1921, we will gratefully accept the honor lf It is accorded to us.” SS To Tell Tho Chamber of Commerce reported last night that 36 more tickets would have to be sold for the special train to th® Wichita Falls oonvention if funds sufficient to pay for the train are realized. Otherwise, the Chamber of Commerce must draw upon its none too large operating fund to pay the balance. Tickets on the special train may may be obtained at $22.50 each, round trip including use of berths while In Wichita Falls, until midnight. Those wishing reservations may call at the Chamber of Commerce offices until nightfall. After that the tickets will be sold at the train, Wichita. Valley depot. Athenians who are to motor to Wichita Falls are requested to join the city delegation In the 1300 block on Eleventh Street to march (See CHAMBER MEET Page 4) f PEACEFUL—ALMOST (By The Associated Press) BORGER, Texas, May 14,— After residing In Borger, reputed to be a wild town, for six months and living a peaceful life with th# exception of being shot at by bootleggers and jailed by rangers, Vie Wagner, city editor of the Borger Dally Herald, was last night robbed of $20 in a Amarillo hotel, he reported on his return here tonight. Wagner says he forgot to lock th# door of his room, and when he woke this morning, found his trousers rifled and his rmney gone. OIL BELT COMPANY TO ENLARGE PLANT EASTLAND, Texas, May 14.— (Special)—J. E. Lewis, vice president and general manager of th# Oil Belt Power Company, announced .Saturday that authorization had been made to enlarge its power plant on the Leon river near Eastland. This station now has a capacity of 30,000 horsepower and the addition will be a 20,000 horsepower unit, making a total station capacity of 50,000 horsepower. This addition, Mr. Lewis stated, I* necessary to care for the development In Weet Texas. * Construction of the plant will be started af. once and will employ around 2OO men, many of whom a* alar ad workers. DEVOTION—DAUGHTER OF O’HENRY DIES, HAPPY IN LOVE ★ ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★♦Ar* UnhappinessOf Peggy, Dying With Tuberculosis, Turns To Joy When Husband Slips Ring On Finger I OS ANGELES, May 14.— Broken by grief and sorrow over the death of his bride of three day*, who was Peggy Porter, only child of William Sydney Porter ("O Henry”), America’s master teller of short human stories, Guy Sar-tin of Banning, Cal., collapsed and the funeral was postponed until today, Peggy Porter wa* unhappy four years ago. She was the wife of Oscar Cesar?, New York caricaturist. She became ill and physicians told her it was tuberculosis—that she had only six months to live. Po she came te California te die, On th# way eh** stopped in Reno, to divorce Cesare. She came to Los Angeles and met Bertin. He cam# out of nowhere. And when he came to her, the desire to live came with him, as it had come to the young man In her father’s story. A Cottage With Flowers She loved him, and he had but one desire---to bring happiness and peace to her. He advised her to move to Banning, where the clean, pure air of the mountains would war against the remorseless progress of her affliction. Atop a sun-brightened hill near Banning, Sartin built a little room for Peggy Porter, and worked until it wa* a cotlig*, surrounded by gay flowers. They ma ie no secret of the* love for each other. They felt that In the eyes of God they were man and wife, even though there had been no marriage. Specialists raid ninety days would tell whether she would live or die. But there wan one thing sh# wanted from life before ah* left It. She wanted the name of th* man who had been so devoted to her. Last week she told him so, as she realised the crisis was coming. She summoned Leona*# J. Meyberg, a lawyer of Los Angel'*, and she ordered a rinsj from a Jewell r, and had It made to Ut Bertin, but left it on her own waded finger. Th# ceremony was performed In the little mountain home when she felt strong enough to sit up In bed. And when the minister said that they were man and wife she smiled, happy and contented. It was only three days later that she smiled again. Sartin was sitting beeids her bed. She raised her hand, lifted the thin third Anger that eras encircled by th* too big wedding ring. Then sh# dropped her hand, the ring fell to the floor. Sartin picked up the ring and put It on his Anger, to stay there forever. His bride was dead. And a story of devotion that h?r father should have written was ended* MOODY FIRES TEXAS RANGER AFTER PROBE Illegal Arrest Of Borger Reporter Cause Of Dismissal peened to them. The day’s preparations on Loa# Island were featured by the turn* ing over of the “America” to Commander Richard E. Byrd, and by a minor accident to the “Spirit of St. Louis” when Charles Lindbergh, Its pilot, swerved in landing to avoid striking a group of photograph* TS. The tall skid wag broken but mechanics were abl® to repair it quickly-. To Become Rivals If Acosta dots go up with Bjrrd and if the flight is a race, two men who recently achieved fame together will be pitted against each other It waa Acosta who wag with Clan nee Chamberlin in th# flight above Long Island which AU8TIN. May 14.—Texas Ranger Private A P. Cummings was discharged today st the order of Gov. Dan Moody for Cummin <• alleged shattered all previous records for Illegal arrest recently cf Vie Wag-, -^durance flying. It was first an* nor, Borger newspaper reporter. I nounced that he would accompany and asserted attempts to suppress Chamberlin In the “Columbia” but reports of the affair. later Lloyd substituted. Bertaud’s name wa# (By Universal Service) NBW YORK, May 14.—The fate of the French flyers, Nung*.««or and Cummings first waa suspended, pending Investigation. Cummings was called Into conference with the governor late Saturday. An hour or so tater announcement of tho discharge was! Coll, continued a mystery here made. Cumming* would not com- today, with a!! big radio station* ment on the action, but Assists nt | reporting no mw s. Adjutant General Taylor Nichols. The report from Atlanta th vat a who received Cummings* commis- high school boy there had picked aion and credential*, said an ex- a p m radio spark aet a code message plan story statement might be made from Canadian station, say* later. j mg that the flyer# had landed safe- The governor ordered suspension j ly near Trinity on th# East C 'aet of Cummings after report* that of- of Newfoundland, was doubted by fleers had jailed Wagner at Purger without charges in connection with newspaper stories Wagner had written concerning ranger activities following threats of martial law for the oil boom town. T. E. Caufield Wagner’s managing editor, claimed that Cummings prevented his sending a telegram to the Dallas bureau of The Associated Press, telling of the arrest. Cummings has been In Austin since a short time after bis suspension. AGED BAIRD PIONEER IS EXPECTED TO DIE th# radio corporation of America. Denies Message An official of that organization stated that no such message bad been received here and that no professional station existed a1 af th# east coast of Newfoundland. Certainly th# large stations her® would have picked up any message from a Canadian station, ha et id, He admitted, however, that th® Atlanta boy might have received a message sent by some amateur s a* lion of 20® meter* in Canada. Is that case. ether amateurs would have received it also, he raid. BAIRD. May 14—(Special) — The condition of Boone Williams, 70, who cent two bullets Into his head here Friday afternoon In an attempt to commit suicide, was •till critical late Saturday. Physicians do not ewpect him to live. In a statement. Williams admitted the wounds were self Inflicted. He said HI health had attempt, Five Year Old San Angelo Girl Dies In Car AccidenJ (By Th* Associated lh es-) SAN ANGELO, Texas, May lib —Alice Beth Chapman. 5. da ugh. ter of Mr. and Mrs J. J. Chapman cf Pan Ange’c, was killed Instantly Saturday afternoon, wh«?i the automobile In which she wag craved the j riding overturned tweh® mil# I north of Eden*
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