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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 5, 1927, Abilene, Texas MORNING REPORTERN Volume WCT partly SUNDAY JUNE Price 5 Cents COLUMBIA BOUND FOR EU Worth Youths Perish In Airplane Crash JT5 LINDBERGH ABOARD USS SAILING FOR HOME Now For A Rest Re marks Lindbergh Af ter Closing French Ovation BY Traversal Service Staff Cor respondent ON BOARD THE June Lind bergh is tonight making iiia sec ond transAtlantic But hes iiot traveling alone this The sandyhaired youth from the Middle West is homeward bound on the flagship of the United States naval forces in European waters with honors and attention befitting the ad miral of the freighted with the decorations Belgium and today received his first official Am erican tribute when he stepped aboard the Guns Boom Salute Nothing he did during the last two weeks gave him keener joy than the tribute paid him es corted by Bear Admiral he boarded this Eight side boys saluted The special guard was The band Honors rendered only to a presi ambassador or the admiral of the There was a bright sparkle in his eyes and his boyish smile returned to the fullness of the early days when all Paris bowed at his They were firm and vigorous steps that he took on American Rich Charles Father Of Be gins Great Adventure In Atlantic Hop I am happy to be homeward He told Tve had a marvelous time in Europe and I ap preciate keenly honor paid but its good to know that I am go See LINDBERGH Page 4 1 By The Associated Press VTEW June 1 Charles hatless and In ordinary business stepped suddenly into the mono plane Columbia today and hop ped off with Clarence Cham he left behind a letter to his begging her forgiveness and explaining that to make such a flight had been the crowning ambition of his Levine had no idea that her husband was to go on the flight and when she saw him step into the cockpit and fly she When she was she was handed a letter from her tmsband by former Senator Charles She was reached by telephone at her summer home Associated Press shortly after noon and told that the Colum been passing safely over She ex pressed con fidence in her husband and By The Associated Press ROOSEVELT June Charles the millionaire managing di rector of the Columbia aircraft whose decision to accompany Clarence Chamber lin on his flight came as a com plete made his will a few days close friends said CaHes Body Enroute To Mexico By Universal Service June verted into a funeral the yellow presidential Mexi cos national was tonight bearing the body of Senora Natalie wife of President who died in Los Angeles three days to MexicoCity for first lady of the land o Mexico are three of her several other members of the family and close President Calles will meet the funeral train en route to the national CHICAGOS POLICE BAFFLED IN ATTEMPTS TO DISCLOSE NEWEST MURDER MYSTERY By Universal Service June murder mystery as deep and entang ling as any conjured by the mindof Conon and one requiring the detective skill of the famed Sherlock Holmes con fronts the Chicago through the death of Mary comely matron of Her body was found Thursday evening by her when he returned home from She had been strangled to death with nine strands of lamp Four three of them negroes are being held for but all9of them steadfastly deny any part In the The last Jack a negro garage was arrested today after being sought since He was reported to have been seen about the Sietsema premises a short time before when it has been established the murder occur The other negroes are Leo Mc Junkin and Olli The time of the murder was set by Robert friend of the who said she had passed the house about and had heard Sietsema arguing with some although she could not estab lish who this person was a who admitted going to the Sietsema home twice J dusing the day to deliver the second time about the time the strangling is believed to haw occur clothes were but he explained this by saying he had cut his finger at the meat Police do not believe a finger cut would leave the amount of blodd his clothes There were no lacerations on the body of Physicians today definitely re ported that their examination show ed that the woman had not been the victim of an This state ment more or less eliminates the it was Although roobery might have been the the authorities are more or less inclined to doubt for only were The most importan clue on which the bureau is working is the knots used by the slayer in strangling the All of the knots used in tightening the cord were what is commonly called sailor These knots and tighten The knots according to the police that someone well versed in the tying of these knots was The detectives admit that they are far from solving the Lacked Says Instructor Gyrations Of Plane Viewed By Passing Tourists By The Associated Press FORT June youths were killed at the Jubilee flying field on the Weatherford road shortly be fore noon today when an air plane in whichthey were fly ing fell 500 bursting into flames as it struck the The bodies were so badly burn ed that the men were identified with The dead Marvin 24 Kearney ry Lee Spectators said the plane went into a tail spin before it plunged the Stopped To Watch Tourists passing along the road toward Fort Worth said the plane had been making queer and they had halted to observe After a couple of turns to left and at a height of about 500 he machine turned toward the earth gasoline tank exploding and a sheet of flame sweeping the plane as it strack the The three Uncle Sams Leading TransAtlantic Airmen High cards in the Europe lers with Young Captain pharles has conquered the Atlantis and is re from Commander Richard center Is still waiting a favorable day to Clar Charles is now beating his way across the Atlantic to better Lind berghs men killed were residents of Port By The Associated Press FORT June The impetuosity and inexperience of eager for a was blamed or the airplane tragedy near here about noon which snuffed the lives of three young men of his Marvin Kearney and Harry all residents of ort were burned to death When the airplane In which they were riding went into a tail spin at a height of about 600 feet and dunged to the bursting into flames as the gasoline tank exploded and shot fire from one end of the machine to the Student at Field who was piloting the plane at the time of the had ieen flying under George owner of the and experienced for several and had taken passengers aloft a number of but In no ense of the word could be termed Bischoff Wright nd Cozby were friends of Johnsons and were merely passengers with Bischof said he had warned John who had done repair work on he plane during the morning not o fly the a Curtis Berlin and Rome are said famous cities such as Pilot Cham to have been selected by the berlln might have covered worlds record nonstop SHARBERUNNITHLEVniEAS COMPANION HURTLE THROUGH SKY TOHAnUNKIOim GOAL Leningrad Mentioned As Possible Landing Places For Daring Fliers Weather Conditions Good Pair Would Beat LindberghXRecord Levines Departure Is Dramatic Surprise With Wife And Friends Unaware Of His Intentions What capital intended destination of the Bellan ca Columbia Pilots Chamberlin and Levine left with out announcing their objective in The above drawing shows distances from New York to other world his endurance ngine which evidently had een replaced to make the plane 500 Delegates Expected To Attend District Con vention Special to the News June than 200 delegates were here tonight for the district American Legion con vention which convenes in this city Dan Moody is scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning oclock in time to address the con vention assembles at the Coleman school building at 11 o Alvin Ousley is also to TexasCalifornia Air Line Planned The Associated Press LOS une Aero orporation of California announc d tonight that regular airplane pas ind Port would be naugurated within 30 The irst trip of trimotored planes will e made about July The craft will contact with eastbound planes t Port Worth with landings at im jortantintermediate The roiite of the planes will be hrough and El While it Is unknownhere as to hat the route will be through Abilene en the direct oute from El Paso to Chamber of Commerce and Air Transport Company prob as a speak at that Win ters of state commander of the American Legion of Texas will in cnarge of the A big dance was given advance legionaires An auto ride through tlie city for the delegates is for nine oclock Sun day Morethan 500 ser vice men are expected for the ses sion according to Ki commander of the Ray Post of American jegion at to word received from approximately 60 dele gates will leave that city in cars Sunday morning for the A large number of visitors other than delegates are expected for the morning session to hear Gov ernor Moody A breakfast picnic will be given the visiting delegates at noon to Selection of the next meeting place will be made at the business session tomorrow after noon at three The meeting is to be held at the Dixie RO1AN CJUfD VIES June 4 year old child of John Sellers died this morning from injuries received yesterday by car drivenby a Smith of Skull and injuries These are the three best known airplanes At the top the Columbia which piloted today to Euf ope by Cbamberlln and Charles In the center Is the trimotored Pokker in which Commander Byrd 3 to take off and below Is Captain Undbenrhi Soirit of By The Associated Press NEW June Bellanca monoplane Columbia was over the North Atlantic tonight headed and with the farthest European point it can reach the in an effort to wrest the world record for long distance flying from Charles Constantinople and Leningrad were mentioned as possible landing Ideal weather was reported as the little plane flew true on its course from the United States to Nova Scotia and so on toward its indefinite Tail winds helping the early success and promised to assist all theway across the In the late the plane was sighted off Scotia and apparently holding to an off shore course which reduced chances of observation of its CHAMBERLIN FORMER COWBOY At the controls as the Columbia hurtled through the night was Clarence 32 year old former army aviator and holder with Bert Acosta of the world endurance record which was made in this very Beside him in the cabin was Charles his financial backer and a surprise member of the Levine is 30 years began life as a stable boy and then became ft dealer in He is an amateur but has done very tie flying and whether he could be of practical assistance to Chamberlin was a matter of Both men are married and Levine is the father of two Levine tonight had recovered from an attack suffered when she first learned her husband was to make the trip as he hopped into the cockpit at the berlin kept at home what was expected to be the longest vigil of her experience as an aviators BEHIND LINDBERGHS SCHEDULE Reports late today from Nova Scotia indicated the Columbia was flying several hours behind the schedule set by making arrival time in Ireland not before late tomor row eastern daylight saving The reason for the slower time was ascribed by John who replaced Bellanca with the Wright Aeronautical Chamberlins desire to avoid spurts and high fly ing speed for the sake of economizing on the gasoline Chamberlin is said in or der to get not He told before he left that he wanted to make the gas hold out to the las It was just two weeks ago this evening that Captain Charles Lindbergh dropped down out of a darkening sky on Le Bourget field at the first man ever to fly there from New He beat Chamberlin to so Chamberlin set out today to go beyond thus adding to his laurels the long Distance flying record as well as the endurance USE FAMOUS BELLANCA PLANE The plane in which Chamberlin and Levine took off for Eu rope is the same Wright engine in the Bellanca monoplane Columbia which stayed in the air for more than 51 hours to give Chamberlin and Acosta the endurance The flight was marked by great excitement because of the element of mystery that enshrouded its Until the very last it was not known that who is aging director of the company which owns the was going Absolute secrecy had been maintained as to the man who would accompany Chamberlin and even Levinen own wife did not know of his When the monoplane was close to the runway at Roosevelt from which Lindbergh took off more than two weeks appeared in flying clothes and took but no navigator was in Levine was on hand but he was ordinary business clothes and ANSWERS QUERY WITH LAUGH Is it possible that you are to be the second man some one asked Levine and he laughed shortly as bit wife ed at him in sudden Where did yon get that idea he and thin Mt4 Id like to When the plane was feady Levine hopped into the beside Somebody said fometnlug about bit to take a little test flight Levine showed seme ffCBora
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