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   Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 24, 1929, Abilene, Texas                              LINDY STOPS IN ABILENE ON WAY TO VISIT HIS BEST QUO, ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS VOLUMES WEATHER WEST Sunday eokler U north fta4 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS NUMBER 151 PAT NEFF SCORES MAYFIE Call To Arms For 'Greater Abilene' Is Sounded By State Rests in Trial of Congressman- Elect j Charged With Altering I 'Votes Fight Drug Habit Back at her home in Beverly Hills, Cal., following: an opera- tion in a Hollywood hospital, where she was taken after a nervous breakdown, brought on by the use of narcotics. Alma Rubens, screen is wag- ing a fight against the drug habit which her. doctors believe will be victorious. Her husband, Ricardo Cortex, is helping her carry on her battle. f (By The Associated Press) AUSTIK, Feb. The de- fense got its inning today in the trial of Congressman-elect Augustus J. McCloskey of San Antonio on one. of five indict- ments charging election frauds. It immediately sent to the stand a succession of witnesses to deny ia totp the -teimony state's star.. witness, who testi- fied that on his suggestion Closkey and the former Bexar county judge's secretary con- nived to steal .the November 6 election from Harry Mr. Wurz- bach of Seguin. Didn't Know Dewhurst First came Ernest J. Altgelt, nam- ed by Dewhurst as present when the plot was hatched and also at [east one who urged rfc. At the time, November S. he. did not even know Dewhurst, Altgel testified. "He did net at any time suggest holding the ballot boxes fo: a possible McCloskey contest; nev er relayed to Dewhurst the informa tion that "Nolte and Creager" had urged that the election be taken from Wurzbach by any means, and nsver in any manner suggested tha the election returns be altered, he declared. Lane Taylor, a San Antonio reaI.-_ tor, also mentioned as present, add-' ed his denial of everything Dew- hurst testified. Then came Charles R. Guinn, San Antonio, lawyer, to testify that at some time between December 1 and 17 last; Dewhurst related to him that McCloskey had nothing to do with illegally altering the returns, a statement Guinn asserted was re- peated as recently as ten days ago. Charges "Play of Words" "Dave, did Judge McCloskey have anythinc to do with changing those he said he asked Dew- hurst. "Net a thing in the he said Dewhurst replied. Upon cross-examination Henry H. Brooks, 23 year old Travis county district attorney, sought to prove that there had been a play on words and that Dewhurst had evaded a statement that Judge' .McCloskey had not had anything to do with the matter, but Guinn stuck to his jyns. The defense's first day then rush- Time Has Come When; New And Larger Pro- gram Imperative De- clare Key Men A "call to par- icularly, an appeal for a united ush by the citizenship this rear in making of Abilene "a reat and greater ounded yesterday by 10 key men, constituting the new fi- nance committee of the chamber When Lindy Welcomed Mother Here is one of Lindbergh's latest pictures taken in New Jersey last week when he welcomed his mother home from Constantinople, Turkey where she had been for a year as guest instructor in the American school. Shortly after this Lindbergh began his trans- continental flight which took him through Abilene Saturday on his way to Mexico. REDUCTION IN OKLERPOOL FLOW SOUGHT Operators' Chairman Say: Reduction- Needed   FORT WORTH, ommendation that the 175.000 barre per day production of Winkler coun ty be cut to 125.000 barrels is mad to Winkler county producers in a letter by E .A. Landreth, For Worth independent operator. Lan dreth is chairman of the operator advisory committee of Winkler coun- ty, selected by operators and approv- ed by the Texas railroad commis- sion to handle Winkler proration. He urges that this action be taken by March 1, instead of waiting until March 15. the next cate for revision of proration production allowances. Early action is recommended on the ground that further pinching is needed urgently to conserve the producing life of the field. The committee announced thatrthe bhatuber's 1929" budget representing an in- crease of over 1927, and ,hat. the annuab.budget cam- paign will be launched March 13. The Time Has "We- realize as never before our possibilities as a community and 'our responsibility as the committee said. "We are of the unanimous opinion that -Abilene has now reached the time when a new and larger program is imperative Our conviction is that a program launched in behalf of Abilene as she is, and in the light of her potentia future, will be a challenge to our- selves and an inspiration to our people. "We think that Is neces sary to.do the 'work that may be profitably done through the cham ber of commerce for the good of al the people of .this community ana surrounding country. We pledg ourselves to the raising of tni amount, giving of our funds an asking other citizens to do likewise We also pledge our directive efforts in its expenditure." Last year's C. of C. receipts wer and the organization end ed the year "in the red." One half the total was used in promot ing the labors of the various com mittees, of which one item, SI.528.4 for of this going a a subsidy to guarantee the operatic of Kinsolving be elimi-l nated this year if the people, on! April 2, vote affirmatively on the i municipal airport project. Statement The finance committee had this to say: "If Abilene is to maintain itself as the manufacturing and distrib- HEFLINFLAG PROPOSAL IS BEATEN 70-7 SCOUTS TO MEET FORT WpRTH, Feb. Port Worth was Selected for the sixth an- nual convention of the National Oil Scouts of America at a meeting o! executive committee of the asso- ciation and district delegates here today. Dates for" the convention are Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21. WASHINGTON, Feb. The senate voted afabi Uday against the proposal ef Senator of Alabama, to prohibH the flyinr of chwcb flag OTCT the United States emblem Battleships during at The vote was to 7. The Tote was taken after Benin IMM! declared "the Ro- wan Catholics don't want this cwstom changed." The Ala- baman has previously contend- ed that the chapUm's flag flown en battleships was the Cross, WM Toied the if to W, 10 HUE Asked Nothing and Tells Nothing of Betrothal Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh was here for 20 minutes yester- day afternoon. And Abilene was the first place he has visited since his engagement was announced at which he was asked no questions concerning his forthcoming Now. it has developed, Lindy was on a flight for Cupid. When he hopped away from here, instead of steering his orange and black Travelair monoplane westward (for1 Los Angeles had bean named as his .he earlier in the day) he headed due south.. Says Very Little ;L. E. Derryberry, in charge of the II eld'-here was sure Lindbergh was steering for the Mexican border, probably Del Rio or-Eagle Pass. Lindy said very little' in the 20 minutes he spent on Taylor county soil. And one thing he would not say was where he was going. When he signed the airport regis- ter all spaces on the sheet FORMER GOVERHOR, STUMPED BY HIS OPPOSITION, HOLDS VOTERS MOULD ENDORSE HIM Texas Senator's Only Reason For Blocking ation to I. C. Q. Board Due to Fact He Didn't Support Him Actively, Declares Neff (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. Governor Pat K. Nett of Texas said today his renomination to the railroad board of mediation would be "overwhelmingly could be reached. "This, perhaps, is not the time to go into details as to why the senate has not confirmed my he said, "ex- cept to say that it appears at this time that Senator Mayfiekl has succeeded in blocking further proceedings. "Senator Mayfield, joined by two other senting- those objecting to my handling of the railroad strike in Texas in 1922, who have fought my confirmation from the ginning, and delayed it in every way possible, are now studiotuly following a technical, filiSustering, program which will prevent the senate from reaching a vote. "It seems Neff added, ''that the only appoint- ment of a national scope, ranking in law and in fact with that of a cabinet officer, ever given to a Texas democrat by a re- publican president, should be annulled by a democratic senator from Texas whose only grievance that I did-not actively port him in candidacy for re-election." Legislation Left In Air I Several Senators, Among Over Week End; Oppo- nents Break Up a Quo- rum Them Cunningham, Pledge Their S.upport To Him (By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, Feb. Gov. AUSTIN, Feb. o! j Barry Miller was definitely put for- the administration prison bill, in-I ward as a candidate for governor and ferior in voting strength, today i pledged the unsolicited support of th numerous senators Saturday when me >f the Hoi-1 senate ousted him from the has come when it is imperative that we. through our chamber of com- merce, launch a new and distinct le old brooS'measure. cnair and eulogized him on. his The prison concentration legisla- j selection as deputy grand master of tloa thus was left up in the air Texas Odd Fellows. over the week-end after parts of Each member present expressed four days spent in discussion. j congratulations. Some quoted poetry. Today was the first time this ses- i Senator Carl Hardin broke into sion that such tactics had been em- j song. Even from political opponents fights there came high LESDY SPENDS NIGHT IN EAGLE PASS, TEXAS EAGLE PASS, Feb. onel Charles Lindbergh landed here at p. m. tonight en route to Mexico City. He said he would spend the night here and leave for the Mexican cap- ital at daybreak.. After being shown to a hotel, Lindbergh made arrangements to obtain a passport to Mexico. He then retired to his room and asked not to be disturbed until morning. His Travelair mono- plane was functioning perfectly, he said. The noted flier refused to amplify his statement that he was going to Mexico City. Asked if he Intended to marry his fiancee. Miss Anne Morrow, at this time he preserved stony silence. Notified, that Lindbergh was thought to be heading in this direction, more than a hundred persons were at the air field when his motor was heard. He circled the field once and landed in pitch darkness. ments. But for five years there has been little change in the budget. and during that time our city has were used to continued the longest j praise of lieutenant governor's drawn out fight that either branch j fairness and his unfailing smile, j had had this session. 1 "Barry's chuckle" one called It. Suggestion of the governorship was made by Senator Eugene Miller with the expressed hope that he See CALL TO AKMS, 4 TWELFTH ANNUAL LECTURESHIP PROGRAN OPENS TODAY AT ACC Meeting Continuing Through Friday Will be Held Gymnasium Building; Many Visitors Expected m Abilene Christian College's twelfth through Friday evening, will be McFarlane had the floor. A roll call revealed absence of a quorum and a call of the senate was invoked to prevent any other sena- tors from leaving. As Deberry remarked, however. "the stable door had been locked after the horse had been stolen." After More -than 30 minutes elapsed See BARRY MILLER, Page 4 Defer Action on Vare Contest WASHINGTON. Feb. sideration of the contest against only Miller had been rounded up! Senator elect Vare of Pennsylvania, and a motion carried to recess un- til Monday. was deferred by the senate today until Monday at the suggestion of Bible Lecture Week, the most widely attended annual meeting of minis- ters and leading lay members of the Church of Christ in the southwest, will open this morning at 11 o'clock. E. W. McMillan, minister of the College Church of Christ, will speak this morning. This evening, James H. Childress of Nocona, alumni rep- resentative on this year's program, vrfll speak on "Our Misunderstood Bible." The jcrvlces, which will continue held In the college gymnasium, which, has been used as an audi- torium since the administration building burned several weeks ago. Many Expected Attendance by out of town people is expected to exceed one thousand. In addition to several hundred min- isters numerous patrons of the in- stitution annually make the lecture- A. C. C. FBOGBAM, Senators against the Holbrook bill i Senator democrat, Missouri, were aided in their move by the' the chairman of the investigating fact that several of the administra- tion group were at home for the week-end. The ones who slipped away were reported to have headed for San Antonio. Caught Alter Chase MUler was a little-late and was reported caught by the sergeant-at- anns after a long chase. The day furnished one defeat aft- er another to Senator Holbrook, sponsor of the bill, i His efforts to prevent adoption cf five amendments which would pre- clude relocation of the prisons in as committee which yesterday recom- mended against seating the Pen- nsylvanian, Trent School Head Moving To Abilene many senatorial were of no! avail and unable to get a years ago, Mr. Blankeoship was con- C. L. Blankenship, superintendent of schools at Trent, and Mrs. Blank- enship. have purchased a home at 1118 North Eighteenth street, and expect to more here the latter part of this week to reside permanently. Before coming to Trent three Scft ntlSON BILL, Pace 4 4 nected with the Snyder ?chools lor I two years, filled in except that headed "des- tination." And in a few hours Lindy landed in Eagle Pass, arranged for a pass- port, and announced he would leave early today for Mexico his fiancee, Miss-Anne Morrow, will greet him. It was Lindy's second visit to Kinsolving field. In September, 1927, piloting "The Spirit of St. Louis" on a nation-wide air tour to increase public Interest In fly- ing, he spent more than two hours here. At that time tens of thou- sands of West Texans saw him and heard him. But yesterday, when he dropped suddenly out north, but one person was.on hand to greet and that, one was not sure it was .indy. The one-man welcoming committee was an attendant at the field, B. Johnson. While here Lindbergh was shown a plat of the model municipal air- port Abilene will build If Its citizens approve a charter amendment April 2. "We're going to try to bufld a real port here." Derryberry said, as he exhibited the small model. "Great! ni remember Lind- bergh exclaimed. And that was about all be said while here that he could have left unsaid. Lindy-Uke, the young-man who IHHUERAL BUS Thousands, Watch Parade, Opening Day Feature; Attendance of More Than 200 Delegates (Special to Reporter-News) MINERAL WELLS, Feb. Thousands of people swarmed OM streets of this city Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock to see the American Legion parade, which was the official opening of th etwo-day conven- tion of the 17th district American Legion which will close Jate Snub? afternoon. Captain C. K. Davis and Lieutenant George Bitchiest the lltth CaTalry led the parade which consisted of 49 cars, two 3-inch axtfflory pieces, World war relics captured behind the German lines, beautifully decorated floats, all following the 112th Cavalry hand, 112th Cavalry service troop of this city, Boy Scoots, Girl Scouts and the H. Russell Women's degree team of the Woodmen of the World lodge. Cily Galley Decorated Upon their arrival in the resort city, legionaires found the business district of the city gaily decorated with banners, bunting American flags, and American legion emblems. Committeement had spent weeks working out the plans and the fun began with the first arrivals Sat- urday morning. Due .to inclement weather the past few days, it was first thought the attendance would be cut down, but after registrations began coming in in such large num- bers and early too, an attendant far beyond the first- estimate is ex- pected. Some eight hundred legion- aires and members of the auxiliary were expected here Saturday night. Nearly 200 had registered by dark SaLurday. Saturday afternoon's program con- sisted of the pared at 4 o'clock, banquet for post commanders, im- mediate past commanders, auxiliary See LEGIONA1RES, CANADA CUBA FLIGHT MADE BYHALDEMAN (Br The A.isocUted Press) HAVANA, Feb. lUldeaua today linked Canada and Caba by a sincfe TObrtken airplane flight taking off from the WalkerriDe airport near Windsor, Ontario, at 3i49 a. TO., the wheels his plane were deep in the snow. He set them down feas than 13 boon later the tropical soil of Cuba. HaUeman was accompanied by James F. Hayden, a mechan- ic. His charted covrse of 14M KiBes was flown in 12 hows and minutes. Haldcman succeeded where Leonard Flo oC Ann Arbor, Mich., twice failed, race lecavce fog and once became of BJ- Haldeman, pilot for Bath Ctter in her at- tevpt io cross the Atlantic, no fatifve. trtm tfce Royalty Owners of First District Texas sion, in Session MIDLAND, Feb. Angela was selected as the next meeting place at a date yefc to be set for the Texas division of the Midcontinent- Royalty Association, at session held tonight. MIDLAND, Feb.. 23. First- district of-the Texas; divirion, Mid-Continent Royalty Owners': sociation held an all-day conferebct at the Scharbauer- hotel today, the first; meeting since the organizatioii of the Texas division in January of this year. The First district. ex- tends, irom. Colorado to Van Horn and from LubbocJc to Garden City. Twenty-five" visiting royalty own- ers joined in the ..round table discus- sion with, the president, E. G. 3ef- ford of Midland; alter an addrew of welcome .by Leon, presi- dent of: the Midland chamber at commerce. Bedford is the louader See MIDLAND HOST, 4 Sardines Sink Fifty-Foot Boat (By Ttw. Associated SAN PEDRO, Cat, Few, tl> The Tone, a ftftr-foot MfcriBf boat, was fcy a school of saidixa. The eight Ji. on hoard dropped a ad for end. The tons of tfew, swteatiftf the mackerel, flM the Before the to few The   

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