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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 22, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING REPORTERN TtXAatundt and Monday partly I cloudy Monday In north SUNDAY MAY PAGES LINDBERGHWINSSAFEINPARIS m JR Wi KgttKJKftXKXftft Zone Atlantic Flight m f CONFESSES ROBBERY OF BANK AT V Stamford Youth Shows Officers Hiding Place Of Loot Describes His Movements i With the arrest of Aubrey of Stamford and the reported arrest in Ok of his Togo Ray in connection with the jobbery of the Ovalo State on the morning of March one of the most determined manhunts in the history oi JWcst Texas has In a signed statement made to District Attorney Aubrey confessed to robbing the Ovalo and named his Togo as the niari wno assisted The bank was robbed by two who forced the empldyWlnfo They were driving a Buick Aubrey confessed to theft of the Arrested At Stamford Aubrey Ray was arrested Thurs fiay night at Stamford by Deputy Sheriff CullunV on information fur nished by sheriffs Togo Ray was last night reported arrested at Sheriff OBar has gxme there to bring him Aubrey Ray as he eating supper Thursday I was just fixing to pull out when I was he told a repre sentative of the Aubrey is His and live at Speedy Trial Planned District Attorney Black said an effort will be made to try die two men week after He will ask the grand which con venes to return I am entering the trial with clean I made promise whatever to obtain the confession from Aubrey Black Sheriff and deputies Meek and have been working on the case since the rob OBar has spent more than of his own money in run ning down Whaley OBar telegraphed the Reporter News from Weatherford that he would reach here early today with Togo Ray in Members of the sheriffs force they had been ably assisted by Sheriff Hudson of Jones and also by the sheriffs of East and Callahan coun Clue In Whiskey A clue for the arrest of Aubrey Ray was found as a result of a whiskey raid in Callahan officers In his Ray went Into details of the In a con versation with a representative of the he freely dis cussed all phases of the and his subsequent While nearly 1000 officers and possemen were combing the cedar breaks of Callahan county for the on the day the bank was Aubrey Ray was peacefully Bleeping beneath a cedar fur ther In the He and Togo made their escape that he Hidden Xoot Found late Saturday District Attorney Black and Deputy Sheriffs Rains and Whaley returned from the Cedar Gap mountain where the robbers had buried a bag of silver and They were accom panied by Aubrey who showed them where the money was It is estimated that the bag con tained about It will be turn ed over to officials of the bank for Aubrey said that he and Togo got abnit each In gold and Ray ex amining trial Saturday afternoon and was remanded to Jail without In discussing the Aubrey talked in free and eaay Is rather heavy has large blue brown a drooping 4 Exclusive first Story Of Flight Related By But Smiling Conqueror BY MNDBERGH Copyright By UnlTersal Service Special Cable Dispatch May trip was no Though the weather were optimistic concerning the Atlantic I met fine weather Newfoundland but sleety weath er for about the worst of which was last I flew at different ranging from 100 to but couldnt avoid the sleet and for often too high or tpo Tired not al of I couldnt sleep I often found my self but had to keep myself All the both myself and my plane could have gone on a much longer I dont hesitate to say that I wouldnt mind doing another miles right Which doesnt thai I wtll fly back to That trip will be done in a liner and decidedly after a rest and a holiday In This Is my first trip to Eu rope and although I have r made It I dont intend to hurry my holiday in the same As to my what can I say It was just flying and I knew my bus would carry meand the bus seemed to know my confidence In it and went on purring I had no trouble at all locating In I hit Ireland pretty near where I had plan of is partly as every navigator will tell Once over it was nothing to cross over the but when I hit Cher I was somewhat I took a chance helped by daylight which ac companied me until I was about 20 minutes from I had no great difficulty in keeping on right Then I was picked up by an I was on Mount and another circular one I was at the air The sights of Paris confused me somewhat and crossing the city was not Without I might have found it difficult to land All the I didnt Intend to make mistakes at that stage of the so I circled the city a coupleof times and finally headed straight for Le which was then as clear as at I took Just light sandwiches and drank No stimulants of any not coffee or I was not really uncomfortable for the want of but I could do with twelve hours sound I cannot say that It Is hard One doesnt need to hold a plane as one holds an I took It easy and paid lit tle attention to Had I done the plane could easily have gone another thou sand As It I could go now another 500 miles on my own stock of But If flying and landing were not so the getting free of the enthusiastic Trench crowds was a titantlc As Boon the plane came to a dead my natural reaction would havebeen to lie back at ease for but when I saw that human avalanche breaking on the I Immediately realized that my fine bus would be I Jumped out of It and fell on the shoulders of the Than WTDr FOOL 4 Emotion Swells In Heart Of Nation The Fool Did It Is Popular Ex clamation BY EARL SHATJB Universal Service Staff Cor respondent NEW May Fool has thrilled the world No character in history or fiction has ever gripped the hu man imagination to an ex tent as Captain Charles Lind bergh holds it tonight after his transAtlantic Paris may be hysterical with joy but New York and the rest of America is wild tonight with enthusiasm over the handsome Missourians When the first news of his success reached New York men could only comment in excla An emotional lump swelled in every lump of emotional pride and The Fool Did It The scenes on the as men slapped each other on the backs and exclaimed Fool did resembled those spontaneous celebrations when the home town has just won the worlds Word of his feat came like the news of victory in News boys yelled Extra and everyone was saying There was no formal demon no no no By Universal Service NEW May tain Charles Lindbergh won a sizable pot of gold when he dropped into a crowd of excitable Frenchmen and French women Estimates of the size of the pot but it may run some thing like this Orteig prize for first New YorkParis Estimated immediate income from other commercial Possible theatrical or vaude ville Indicated total That will be taken care 6f when he This was a spontaneous aigreat mass designer of the was the first of Lind berghs rivals for the honor to speak Im glad he made he Its a fine thing and encourages young Im disappointed in a way A pretty fine tribute for one whose own lifes ambition had just been shattered by the was The plane he designed might have performed the same feat If Ills pilot Lloyd Bartaud and his Charles had not fought between the spoils that themselves over Lindbergh went over and took while the row was The Joy among flying men was See WORLD THRTTTED 4 Commander Byrd Bows To Lucky Lindbergh Commander Richard Byrd Pole won him world wide fame has seen the additional fame that might have been his go to Captain Charles The race virtually had narrowed to the The 2 5yearold Mis souri youth him how Here you see their planes in flight over Long Island Llnd of Louis mono Inv which he made the epochal flight above andByrds big triplemotored America1 Frjom Gangling Plowboy Six Years Ago To Hero Of By The Associated Press W May life etory of Charles Lind bergh Is the record of the attain ment of the high ideal held to with unswerving At heart the gangling aviator was just the boy he say his friends and his though not always the Is one not un similar to that held by virtually every American He had a bent and hoped to achieve great ness in his chosen Born In the middle west In the son of Charles who later became a Charlie Lindbergh seemed at first destined for the life of a Up until six years he was plodding Industriously behind plow and but every spare min ute he spent on his old motorcycle or In any car that he could lay his hands Besides this has a those who have feared the flier would be almost al ways He liked soli tude and he likes It On leaving farm work Lindbergh went to college to study mechanical but according to fel low students he was not an academic did more experimenting than they have but as soon as the results were plain to he would go on to other not even bothering to turn In a So most of the marks he received were below Then Ambition Then one day an airplane landed on the college campus and a fire was lit in the aloof boys Im going to be an he told mother without preamble and forthwith signed up for struction at an aviation school at Kelly Field in For two years he studied there and It was during that time that he had his first accident and first acquired the name of Lucky While stunting In the he crashed with another plane and both he and the other aviator had to go over the They had but at that time it was a new Idea that aviators might be as But when the wreck ed planes landed after the the pilots were already on earth After two years at the army school and another In army Lindbergh went back to the middle west and became an employe of the Robertson Aircraft corpora It was in this capacity that he became an mail filer and was able to pile up a total of after he first left the It has been estimated this is equal to the average aviators 15 years Escapes Three Times As an air mail Lindbergh was three times more forcei place his life In the effectiveness1 his He escaped with out Injury each though once he stayed with his plane so long he was badly Jarred on landing being mangled by wild clrclings of the unmanned plane from which he leaped as It drifted down to It waa year ago that he first conceived the Idea of making the New YorkParis He went to Major Willis head of the company for which he and confided his Major who knew thestuff of He became m student at the army See MNBBERGHS LIFE Page 4 World Applauds Young Lindbergh CHARGES FIIENOMS AGAIN REIGNS ON JL CAINS McDonald Hall Students Answer Am I My Brothers Keeper In Gentlemanly Fashion themselves the Question that first put to through holy writ I my brothtri answering It gentlemen and residents of MtDoflaM Ball Abilene Chrlitlan ftMtd up Thuradtj tod i ndJolnti In Jronlnj out A bit of un pleasantness that during been for for wmtii flant had been Il Vlij liiMil KcDtttM at unseemly hours of day and mostly at Womem residing in nearby The order went barrage melt dhe boy and three Second result of of A meeting of Pftffe 4 aviator lift at to s WM followed by nift and yato afttr the ftrrt sttmiMrt wai FLYIRFOOLCORQOEISSimil EPOCHAL FLIGHT ACROSS SEA IWftLDAMLAIISAIERICM Maintaining Average Speed Of 107 Miles An Intrepid Missouri Youth Completes Atlantic Journey In 33 30 Minutes Tumultuous Crowds Greet Lone Wolf Women Men Shout Vive L Amerique Spirit Of Louis Lands At te Bourget BY WILLIAM HILLMAN Universal Service Staff Correspondent SPECIAL CABLE DISPATCH LE BOURGET May from the skies in a magnificent cheered to the echo btf thousands upon thousands of welcoming Americans and French Captain Charles the intrepid Fool from landed here tonight at Paris completing his marvellous nonstop flight acroitf the Atlantic ocean from New York to a distance of proximately Pandemonium reigned when the silvergray Spirit of Louis her single engine humming and purring rt sweetly as any airman could shoiitsSiSd1 crief of wclcomt rent the air and for the time the populace went Lindberghs time was 33 hours and 30 He tained an average speed of 107 12 miles an Pulled Bodily From Plane The gallant Missouri boy was pulled bodily from his planet the Spirit of almost before the plane had glided tq a Lindbergh was raised on the shoulders of his mirers and carried away in to the accompaniment shouts and cheers from thousands and thousands of The American boyaviator pulled his helmet from his head and He did not There was no occasion Twenty thousand people crashed through the wire meitt fence at Le Bourget Field and raced halfamile across thi field to where the crowds were milling about the victorious The people went Flags were songs wer0 cheers were and the carefully planned official reception went by the Its was the great and even the French siasts cried America Vive LAmerique Hats were costumes suits But thtf temper of the crowd remained It was a with everything in the nature of welcome that tho French crushed by the fainted They were carried to the sidelines and the outburst Police but were unable to control the It Lindberghs day and all day at Some conception of the crowd may be gleaned from th4 fact that it took Lindberghs escorts 20 minutes to get him through the mob to a place where there was a breathing Lindbergh was placed at once in Ambassador Herrickf limousine and as police and soldiers cleared the the bif with its heroic moved through the airport into the headed for Wants To Hear English A newspaper correspondent reached Lindberghs My God Doesnt anyone speak English said I said the Whereupon Lindbergh grabbed the correspondent by ear and held on for dear The newspaperman had some difficulty in opening the plant because of the He asked Lindbergh what hf wanted A was the prompt Lindberghs voice was slightly weak and The crowds surged forward and touched the plane reverent ly and with Marvellous What a man were some of the Camera men bore the brunt of the Their cam eras were trampled under foot and smashed to smithereens the mob surged back and No pictures of the actual rival were Ambassador Herrick There In Lindbergh was conducted to the office 4 the airport Be appeared on the balcony wfcfc erican Ambassador Myron Herrick the crowds ufl mumbled a few which were A French woman stood before the Come out she The crowds continued to storm too commanders MfV for a chance to shake Lindberghs
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