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   Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 6, 1929, Abilene, Texas                                 Abilene Morning keporter-News  VOLUME 3  IAI CA TU CD / WEST TEXAS—Fair, rising Irniprratnro in north Sunday} \ VV CH I ntn \ Monday lair. except In sontharst.    /  ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1929—FIFTY PAGES  PRICE IO CENTS  NUMBER 109  THE  Life and Letters  OF  Woodrow Wilson  By  RAY STANNARD BAKER  (Copyright, I9?9)  NOTE—In today’s issue commences the publication of the outstanding feature of 1929,  % The Life and Letters of Woodrow Wilson, as compiled and offered by Ray Stannard Baker through Doubleday, Doran & Co., publishers. The first group of these letters, dealing with Wilson's boyhood and early Princeton days, was printed in 1927. The present series covers Wilson's presidency of Princeton, his entry into politics, election to the governorship of New Jersey, and, finally, his election to the presidency. Among the unpublished letters of the current series will be Mr. Wilsons correspondence with William Jennings Bryan, Colonel House, George Harvey, and Mrs. Mary Hulbert, who na* one of the three brilliant women to whom the war president wrote often and confidentially.  The series for 1929 will be printed in the Morning News daily, and in th* Sunday Reporter-New s. The length of the series is about 150,000 words, and it will be completed February 17.  The Reporter Publishing Co., has paid a large sum for exclusive territorial rights on ihese letters, believing they constitute the greatest news feature on the market and believing they will  be eagerly read.  * * ♦  INSTALLMENT NO. I  LEBOUEF HANGING STAYED  *    ***************    S*    *    *    *    *    *    «  Moody to Urge Law Remedying West Texas Land Titles  * ************************  EX-W.T.C.C. HEAD DIES SUDDENLY  HEART ATTACK IS FATAL FOR A. S. SPENCER  Former Aides in Drive to Build West Texas Laud His Efforts in Behalf Of Area  DEUS MUST ELIMINATE FORCES SPONSORING SMITH OR SUFFER  HSINTEGRATMML BOX CLAIMS  Texas Representative Expresses Views in Letter to New York Governor; ‘‘Worthwhile Purpose, Program Only Salvation of Party," Statements Avers  (By The Associated Press)  I FORT WORTH, Jan. 5.—A. B. Spencer, former president of the West Texas chamber of com-  i merce, railway builder and business man, died suddenly at his home here late today. He was to serve two terms as president of the chamber.  Woodrow Wilson was fifty-four years old when he first became a factor in American politics. His life up to that time had been a long and severe preparation; as a student of politics, as a teacher and writer, and    ,    q^Iv    man  finally as president cf Princeton    " J  University. Two volumes of the biography, “Youth" and Princeton, ,    •    *    #  published in the newspapers in the    ^    3    Spencer,    former  fall of 1927, have dealt with these    president    of    the    West    Texas    Cham-  ber of Commerce, who died un-prepa a    •    ;    expectdlv from heart disease at Fort  The present volume, Governor  Wonh Saturday  evening, will be  and Candidate,” which will appear k Cen iy felt throughout West Texas, daily in these columns for six weeks, according to a statement of Homer treats of Wilson’s emergence upon i D. Wade, manager of the chamber,  m,http given to the Reporter-New:; last the great stage of American public     from    Fort Worth> Wade said;   life, the call to leadership of the .. Mr  gpencer served as president  “cloistered professor,” his candidacy during two critical years in the his-  fnr Governor of New Jersey, his tory of the organization and it was for Governor 01 .    ^     guidance that thQ West   battle with the politics    Texas organization took major rank  service as a crusading executive of, Texas by expanding to absorb the his own state, and finally his emer- old Panhandlc-Plains Chamber of gence as the outstanding leader of a Commerce, which formerly head-,    .    ut*    with    his    I    Quartered in Amarillo. Mr. Spencer:  nation in revolt. It dea    -    served as    mediator in the    negotia- j  contest for the control of the pro-     tions and    the  amalgamation weld-  gressive movement, his relationships  ed  the loyalty and influence of all j with the foremost leaders cf the West Texas into the largest regional  tPMiPttp- chamber of commerce in the world”, time; Bryan, Roosevelt, Lai Follett*.    ^    ^    ^    ^    to  the thrilling incidents of his noun-    ^  serve     j or     two terms and    he con  nation, after a bitter struggle, at tinued the wise policies of Clifford the Baltimore convention, and the B. Jones, Senator Homer Brelsfoid , „„M(ii') in o.-hif'h and Colonel Herring who preceded I  dramatic campaign of 1912, in which ^ ^ ^  H ^% as g ^ J  he won the Presidency by an over-  plainvievi .  in  1933, vvas reelected at whelming electoral vote.    San Angelo in 1323 and retired in  Reference was made in the intro- favor of Colonel C. C. Walsh at •oiumes to Brownwood in 1924.  WASHINGTON. Jan. 5.—The future success of the Democratic Party, in the opinion of Rep. Box. Texas, new minority whip in the House, depends on ridding the organization of those which nominated Governor Smith and controlled his campaign. .Otherwise, he se 0 * a disintegration of the party beyond salvation.  Box expressed tills view in a letter, made public today, to Franklin D. Roosevelt, new governor of New York, political and personal friend of Smith. Roosevelt had congratulated Box on his re-election and suggested the parly must have a constructive program and continue to maintain a strong national organization.  “('a1;;mitotic Mistake.”  WTCC Committee at Austin Drawing Bill to Fix Priority Rights on Public Waters  A. B. Spencer  By HOMER L. WADE  Special Correspondent AUSTIN, Jan. 5.—The committee of landowners of West Texas, appointed in Midland Replying, the Texan declared the December 31 at the meeting of I situation which culminated in the ~ ecen * Der  f 1 aL  we “leering OI  ! nomination of Smith and Hoover the oil and gas division of the |and the election of the latter was .West Texas chamber of cora-a "calamitous mistake.”    i morce, left Austin feeling that  “if the situation and forces which j Governor Moody was very anx-nominated Governor Smith and •    ,    ...  controlled the campaign continue  10US  have the 41st legislature to dominate the party,” he declar- -nact laws that will fix land  ed, “Texas and the entire south will titles to harmonize with condi-,    .    ..     J     ,  cease to be democratic, the East!  tlona that have arjsen in West     “ d  '1““™ 2*  will not be controlled, the West -    .    .    .    nouse speaxer. ii an extended fig  will be permanently estranged, and 1 as  due to t ie discovery of the party will break up, some of Vg*t deposits of C I and gas. its voters going to the Republican The committee, C0mpose«d of party, others remaining with the J will O'Brien of Amarillo T F organisation, and others becoming,' .  r  * » Amarillo, J. a. independents.” -    .    Williams of Pampa and Jax  Box declared all organization and bowden of San Angelo, con- j ; activity w'ould be futile unless the ferrcd with Governor Moody at party adopts a ’ worthwhile purpose he capitol Friday, on his in- ' and program” and added that while     t :    ‘  one goal should be to continue to     1  '  oppose and expose “corruptin'’ ;    1“ fact, the governor told the  tile peple rightfully expect a pollti- committee, also representatives of cal party to do more than -op-  the  west Texas chamber of com- I and criticize.    merce.    that he will recommend    this    i  Constructive handling of such    in his    message to the legislature    *  “live” political issues as prohibit    The    governor said he would    not    I  tlon, immigration and the tariff go into detail except in the matter was required he said. As for the of the sale of university lands. In j declared that while pro- this he would recommend that the hibition sentiment prevailed, there  sale  of the lands be placed rn the  HOT SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT MAY BELAY GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE; LEGISLATURE OPENS TUESDAY  Moody Besieged on all Sides For Inclusion of Many Subjects in Document; Barron and Montgomery Both Claim Majority as House Candidates  (By The Associated Press!  AUSTIN, Jan. 5.—A possibility was seen today that Governor Moody’s message to the legislature may not be delivered until Wednesday or Thursday of next week, because of prospects for a lengthy fight for the house speakership and other preliminaries after Tuesday’s opening of the 41st biennial session.  Most of the massage Is completed, but the governor, besieged on all sides for Inclusion of various subjects, still was busy late today with revisions and additions.  Nearly one-fifth of the members of the legislature are here.  Davis Has Bill    «  Tile veteran representative, John  Governor, Court Change Minds Twice Shortly Before Trap Scheduled To be Sprung  E. Davis of Mesquite, Dallas county, has the first bill of the session drawn up. It is the “mileage arfd per diem bill” appropriating for traveling expenses of legislators and their $5 a day salary.  Since the legislature does not convene until noon Tuesday, little will be done that day besides gen  a  fight  W. C. T. U. OFFICES  (Bv ine AftMociairn I'ressi  AUSTIN, Jan. 5.—Lobbying headquarters will be established in the Capitol building by the Texas W'omen's Christian Temperance Union on Monday, eve of the convention of the 41st legislature. Mrs. ( laude De Van Watts, president, said today.  The main items of the organization's legislative program are projected repeal of the evidence clause of the “Search and Seizure” art, and a bill to appropriate proceeds of the liquor prescription permit desk in the comptroller’s department, for investigations incident to enforcement of the liquor law.   __   _____     vwv     results for this post, the house will  on  Iutanciul affairs, who demanded  probably were more than 100,000 hands of the board of r< gents of i be behind with various other organ-1 an  investigation of methods used by    _____^    .    ,    lh*    T.naenrv Hon-irtmnnt ir» moWiniv  the university of Texas, rathei than in the jurisdiction of the Iwd com-  See BOX ( HARGE, Page 2  Common Point Fight  ‘His outstanding work was  in  duction of the first two the extraordinary resources of documentary material placed at the disposal of the biographer for the preparation of this narrative. No other President ever left anj thing like such a record, for no other dealt with such stupendous events; the great war, the diplomacy which preceded it, the raising of a vast American army, the battles on the fields of France, the diplomacy of the peace, the unique expedition of the President himself to Paris, the events cf the p*».ca conference upon j    '    *  which were fixed for many months j QtlGStlOll Mclfk Well Beyond  See SPENCER DIES, Page 2  FUE SOARS OK IN FLIGHT GER VALLEY  FIKE PERSONS  Property Damage is  State Bans Women On Northcott Jury  missioner, and would urge that the sale be made in the op»‘n market rather than th augh se tied bids. The governor also assured the  ization matters, including appoint-! 1 ^ Treasury department in making mcnt cf committees, which usually , ^ refunds.  are cleared before the governors! Specifically, the Texan directed  (By The Associated Press) ^ FRANKLIN, La., Jan.  At the end of what the state had decreed should be their las! day to live Mrs. Ada Bonner Lebouef and Dr. Thomas E. Drcher tonight began another week of uncertainty after 24 hours during which tho thumb of fate turned first up, then down and then up again.  The final decision of Governor Long to grant the couple* convicted of murdering the woman’s husband, James Lebouef, I a stay of execution until Satur- -day came four hours before the  Garner Demands Probe  fin »' ■’»>• set for the hanging   1  at 3 p. rn.    -  Citizens Stirred  The day’s developments, which started with a disagreement between the chie: Justice and four other members of the state supremo court, so stilled citizens of Franklin that business was at a stands'hi.  Tlie occurrences of the day on which they were sentenced to dis  were as spectacular as the olruura-siances of the crime for which the two were convicted. Hie Jury which convicted them had believed that they, along with James Beadle, a trapper, had conspired to kill Lebouef because the latter objected to  TEI  HIS STI! ll. S. THEORY  Of Methods Used in Tax Refund Citing Case of Steel Co.  (By Th* Annodated Pre**) WASHINGTON, Jan. 5-House  consideration of a deficiency supply bill carrying an appropriation of $75,000,000 for the refund of illig-aily collected taxes was interrupted today by Rep. Gamer of Texas, a Democratic spokesman in Congress  his attack at a proposal to refund i    *    *    CASE,    Page    2  message is delivered.    -  Camps of the two most active $13,000,000 In taxes collected from  (By The Associated Pre**)  RIVERSIDE, Cal., Jan. 5.—Spe-I elal Prosecutor Kelly announced to-__—    day that he will not allow women  Others Feared    Dead    in     on the  ^  for  Gordon stewart   n  ,    *1*1    Northcott, whose trial for murder of  Rural Community    And    three boys at his Wineville chicken  ranch will be resumed Monday. ‘'Sympathetic women” have been Heaw    considered a strong point in the de-  -    I fens© by Northcott w’ho today de  clared plans to assume personal control of his defense.  See LEASE FIGHT, Page 2  FIRE WRECKS FRAME HOTEL AT STAMFORD  IOO Hours. Now Seeking To Beat Dirigibles  (By The Associated Press)  METROPOLITAN AIRPORT. I^s Angeles, Jan. 5.—The 103fh hour of sustained flight was passed by the Question Mark at 7:25 o'clock tonight as the plane circled over San Fernando Valley.  the fascinated attention of the entire world, and finally, at home again, the bitter struggle of the President for the ratification of the treaty of Versailles, his tragic defeat, his illness and death.  Vast Sources of Material All cf the letters and records, both official and private, relating to the stirring events of the eight years I METROPOLITAN AIRPORT, of WUson’s administration, un ount-  LOS  ANGELES, Jan. 5.-Like a mg to many hundred., o! thousands,^ ^Sn* mS’todTy 3; of documents, were placed without into its second 100-hour period in I  reservation in the hands of the the air apparently warming up to I ,    „ ,.     !     its    task    of    determining    how    lone  biographer. TO these were added the, m m can fiy a h e aT ier. t han-l r  ma-  equally extraordinary accumulation chine.  of letters and papers dealing with The big plane, her three motor;. I  his early life—his boyhood, his youth     lg     ! )asf,cd     the    ;  .    1104th hour aloft with only seven  a student, the vo.uminous correj- j  more  hours to go to equal the time ! pondence with Ellen Axson, who was I See QUESTION MARK, Page 2 to become his wife; his struggles 1  the dirigible Grat Zeppelin on  J her flight from Germany to tile | United States last year.  (By t he Associated Press)  BAY CITY, Jan. 5.-Five persona  were known to have been killed and it will be necessary to introduce 14 injured, several severely, by a during this trial is such that I will tornado, which struck seven miles  no ^  im P as * >  J ur Y duty in this case :>outh of here last night, yet of Ii-  on an ^ ^otrian, Kelly said. cia I- said they feared the life and    ~    *    ^     T   j property toll (  might increase with; King Restless But  the re-establlshment of ccmmuni- «« ■ ».  I cation.    Holding    His    Own  Reports received today indicated  “The nature of the evidence which Two-Story Hostelry Burns  it will be necessary to intros ; {q     ^  Loss of $15,000  the wind had struck only one com-; LONDON, Jan. 5.—King George     s?reef .  •Id his own today despite rest-  Biunity, but Justice D. E. Capes, held who conducted inquests for the lessness. j storm victims, said other more iso-1 His weeks of illness j lated sections might have ben struck, restlessness, it was said Three members of one family ing bulletin said; were killed and three others were I “In spite of a restless day, the injured vhen the storm demolished king’s condition remains unchanged.    -No    bulletin    will be issued until  I See TOLL OF STORM, Page 2 I tomorrow evening.”  ■ Special to The News) STAMFORD, Jan. 5.—Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the Cooper hotel, two-story, 24-room frame building on South shortly after 12 with losses est!  the United States Steel corporation.  Congress has been advised that a payment of this sum plus a payment of $11,000,000 for interest, I would be accepted by the corpora-, tion in settlement of a claim of more than $160,000,000.  Internal Revenue Mr. Garner also attacked Secre-tary Mellon and Chairman Hawley I of the Joint congressional committee on internal revenue legislation.     t     -  He charged secrecy had obscured Prominent Rancher. Former  actions of the committee and said    c    i.  this should be stopped.    Armenian,    Succumbs  The Texas characterized Mr. Mel-    After    Operations  Ion as the “greatest Santa Claus the   -I country has ever had” and declared J. a. Ward nrominent Row An  DALLALJ*a,rr-^ouncln 8  £*K° I,“ Cdm ? n  'ormer AbU«-  candidates for the speakership continued today to be centers of activity.  W. 8. Barron, candidate from Bryan, claimed support of more than “a substantial majority,” of the house membership. W H. Montgomery of Edinburg would not estimate his probable support.  “Our bonafide pledges,” Barron  J. A. WARD GF AUDELO DIES AT JUNCTION  See LEGISLATURE, Page 2  Solon Rebels at Car License Fee  that he would not pa, his 1929 auto-    T    '".l f f ‘ M ted la£t nleht at 10  °' clocl£ at   mobil.- license lee "until ll la re-;*3*“  c .?" ecl ! y  * tre ,    “?•  b ‘ K     ■»“•«“<»>. accoroms to a messag.  (luted or I am arrested, ' George    “ rpcratlo  1  ns wh “  are     not    able to    received here by Mrs. R. C. Ward,  Purl, stat* representative from th*  any     daughter-in-law,  Dallas district, launched a move for    .  If  y° u wlU refuse     to    approve, Mr. Ward became ll! while on a  a retroactive reduction in license    ^ * 75 (>00 . 000  item    for    tax re-     vislt  at Junction and last week unfees today.    funds,”    he    saki, “you will force an derwent two abdominal operations.  Purl said he was organizing a bloc investigation of these settlements.” j  He haa  extensive holdings in lands, in the lower house which would 1  Defending the refund appropria- Sf™ 1 ,  and she <- s P in the Sonora, push the fee reduction    measure. He    tlon carried in the bill as well as the    i v °i )er     Lc f ' and Kerrville district®  mated at $15,009, one-third    of which ‘    said he was supported    by the other    iwtork    of the treasury and Joint con-     a , n ,,j 0urii  property in Abilene. His   a w  A as ,  on  furniture. Garage and serv- lawmakers. The reduction, lf ac- gressional committee, Chairman \  c  .  e ”  wer © educated in Simmons reru_     s     house    were    also destroyed. complJshed, he said, would be made Hawley of the committee said the  u ! v ‘, v , er     had been a director  *    "    L ames were bursting from    the    retroactive so that 1929 fees would    .steel    corporation refund had been Pi    West Texas fair, formerly in  roof of the building when    the    fire    be reduced.    paid    by the Treasury department     C ar - e     °  e  sneep and goat divi-  ,„ dav     ,    sicn. and was a large exhibitor.  Hawley was joined in his defen«| la “3 Artisan'’  wa® discovered at 12:25 a ai. All John H. Cullom, county tax collec- , today, notel guests, who were in the dining tor urged drivers to pay no atten- i  tion to projected reductions, but to  See HOTEL BURNS, Page 2 I pay their fees immediately.  STATE FILES SUIT FOR TITLE, HALF MILLION REVENUE ON PECOS TRACT  See GARNER ATTACK, Page 2  Byrnes Is Calmly Awaiting His Call  s  as a young professor, and the records of his service as president of Princeton University. While Wilson kept no diary and wrote no memoirs, while he did not in the earlier years retain copies of his letters, he was methodical to an extreme, and preserved most of tho papers W'hich earae into his hands. To all of this material the biographer, by the courtesy of Wibcn's old friends and relatives, has added a great volume  SM WILSON, Page 1ft  Another four hours beyond that would bring the Question Mark abreast the all-time flight maik set by the ill-fated French dirigible. Dixmude. The plane already had far surpassed the once sensational records of other heavier-than-a.ir craft.  Messages from Major Carl Spat/, Question Mark commanding officer, rung almost with nonchalance, and if worry harrassed the crew, they kept it secret.  The Question Mark is bein;: refueled while* in the air, by other planes, using long hose.  (By the Associated Press)  AUSTIN, Jan. 5.—Another state suit for title and accounting of oil profits from recently developed land in West Texas, was filed today inj^ 10m  1061-2 acres of Pecos county on his Pecos county holdings, and  nia company and 33 other corpora- j Among the individual defendants! are claiming no interest In it a1  tions for title and recovery of at are Ira G Yates, former ranch-1 leging that she is incapable of I  Angel °-  Two other  women, relatives  i- --------•    H«ru*n«. <9 Hearing on the num. j of the girl, were «lain with an axe at  the home of her    mother, Mrs.  George McDaniel,    774 Butternut  street.  Besides Ids wife, Mr. Ward is survived by eight children, five sons and three daughters. Tile sons are, John Ward Jr., or Kerrville; Staton HUNTSVILLE, Jan. 5.—“I am !of San  Angelo; R.    C. of Arlington;  lust marking time,” Floyd Newton ^  and Ri P  of  Sonora; the daugh-Byrnes said in the dealt) cell at the ’ ters -,  Miss  Blanche Ward* of San penitential here tonight in com- j Angelo; Mrs. David Gregory of Cementing ca his scheduled execution  oraH °  clt y  and Mrs - Alvas Hull of January ll for the murder of 12- Spur.  | year-old My ma Juergens at San  least $>00,000, estimated oil revenue man immensely wealthy from oil ^ alld ^“8  R   district court less than 24 hours after a west Texas chamber of commerce committee had presented Governor Moody with a Midland mass meeting resolution deploring the disturbance of land and mineral titles and seeking legislation to quiet litigation in that connection.  The suit was against the Calif av  ians. The attorney general's de-; Mrs Mattie Smith and her second partment filed the petition, alleg- husband, W. A. Smith of San Ailing the state owned the oil aud gelo. Mrs. Smith’s Pecos county  set for January  the same  tone, but Byrnes never was  1  tried on the other two indictments.  mineral rights on the acreage ai, holdinge are tied up in a Pecos state’s suit filed today.  dam us action 26.  w ii    ^    '    Byrnes    is    in high spirits and does  tv    H    J eS m l °     c ? un ~;QOfc    appear    concerned at the ap-  toe ^Smltti estate, I broach of Hie execution date.  He said he did not know whetner  is one of the defendants in the  early as January I, 1925, and that  count *y in which she has sought; Other defendants include  any effort was being made to save the j his life, adding ne was hopeful that  Mr. Ward is to be buried at dan  Angelo this afternoon.  Carries Extension Cord, Electrocuted  (By me Associated Press)  DALLAS, Jan. 5.—Evidently electrocuted when he stepped on water-soaked concrete while carrying a  the defenders Dossesscd themselves  a supreme  co urr  mandamus to dis- s  Atlantic Oil company, Dallas, Lucey tile governor would intercede. Ad- j coil of light extension cord, Mayhew “J' .    ,    .    ,    ‘    solve receivership proceedings In- Petroleum company, and two San vices from San A igelo recent!  of the land since.    j    stituted    by    her    children,    by    her    Angelo    concerns, Brown Oil and  Date of hearing of the sun has first husband. They -rp uying to; Royalty company, and the Peerless not been set.    igain    control of her property but [OU and Gas company.  Angelo recently said I Little, 22, bridegroom of two weeks, Byrnes’ attorneys felt they had done wa* found dead today in the base-everything for him that could be merit of a school building here* done.    [where he was employed.   

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