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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1929, Abilene, Texas ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS VOLUME 4 WE AT K t ff CH I nCtt I I Mfth porttosb ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, PAGES PRICE 10 CENTS NUMBER NUAL FAIR TO OPEN MONDAY >c Rankin Wins Co. Seat Fight; Midland Votes Courthouse Bonds FREE MAN GETS 20 YEAR TERM New Trial Motion to Be Filed and Appeal Tak- en if Denied, His Attor- neys Say D. W. Freeman was found grullty of murder and his pun ishment was assessed at 20 years in the penitentiary by a jury in 42nd district court here Saturday. The charge against Freeman was filed after Warren Hudson, 21 ,of Abilene, died from in- juries received when he knocked from his motorcycle by a hit-and-run driver near event, suggest that visitors will be expected to accept the sentiment of an ancient English rhymster's line, "And such a fair I never yet camt near." The West Texas Fair association has not ipared money labor this year in enlarging and improving the plant at fait park to house the various departments and to accommodate more efficiently the crowds expected to witness the football games, and the automobile races, the free follies shows before the grandstand and other daily features. Enlargement of exhibits agricultural, livestock, textile, poultry, automobile, merchants and and broad- ening the entertainment program are two of UM op- position that, have received attention from several hundred pea ind women. ,a. JSftQOOv- iiae tops the 1939 building program of, the fair.' Saturday uncountable crowds were 'on the' scene us- Today's Fair Edition The Eeporter.Nnra, In big issue, tells Its readers all about the .West Terai Fair; and nearly every business house in the city, u well as repre- sentative firms in Fort Worth and Dallas, conveys the Fair message. than inches, of advertising space. Read today's issue, carefully, for it will be worth your while. It has been assembled with great care and at great labor and expense. It is _the product of many hands and minds, working harmoniously together. further. The governor yesterday was a detailed, account of the situation by Captain'Hamer as the two rode from Dallas to Terrell, where the chief excutlve had a speaking date. As they rode they talked. "Captain. Hamer. made no gestions as to how best to clean Governor Moody said. He was evasive when asked U mar- tial law would be declared. "I don't know what we will do about it." he said. Captain Hamer was. here lor a brief visit'at Banger headquarters. He did not say when he would re; turn to Borger. Make Little Progress BOBOER, Sept! In- 'estigating, the assassination of District Attorney John A. Holmes icre a week ago Friday eliminated -wo possible clues today, but ap- parently made little progress to- ward the arrest of the gunman. Wayne OKeefe, Holmes' next door neighbor, conferred with the nvestigators for a time, but Spe- Jal Prosecutor Clem Calhoun told Fire Damage At Cleburhe (By Associated Press! CLEBURNE, Sept. 21.- -Fire ec BALLOT RESULTS. Page 6 See BORGER PROBE, Page 6 originating from an undetermined cause on the third floor of the Cieburne hotel here today caused an estimated loss of to that structure and one other building. The flames spread to an adjoin- ing building, owned by W. H. Gold- smith, and damaged .the Meredith Ford .Clothing store and the office of the C. D. Dickerson Real Estate company. The Hughes and Son meat market, housed on the ground floor of the hotel building, was des- troyed, and the-Stoffers shoe shop suffered water damage. The hotel building was owned by B. H. Estep of Van Alstyne. tacking and placing exhibits i he various buildings, and th grounds were roaring wit mstle as workers hurriedly op med up a street of booths an lands. Livestock Barn The livestock barns, gleaming with new whitewash, were also buzz NO VISITORS TODAY The fair grounds will be closed Sunday and Sunday night to visitors while workers prepar- ing exhibits and booths com- plete arrangements to open the grounds Monday morning, of- ficials of (he fair association said Saturday night. Arrangement of exhibits and booths was going ahead at full speed last night and fair work- ers are confident that the task will be finished before the open- Ing hour Monday. SHOTS PUZZLE OFFICERS (Mv I'hr A "twin' tt) BOROER, Sept. plsto shots fired on Borger's main stree tonight for a moment disturbed the already excited citizens and fllle( the street. fWEST TEXAS FAIR OFFICIAL PROGRAM FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 23 TO 28 DAILY PROGRAM MONDAY. September "School All children of public school age admitted free to the main gate on this day. A. Roby and Merkel High Schools. At the grandstand. P. Icne find Swcetwater High Schools. At grandstand. F. Sadler's Company In a supper show In the auditorium. p. "Winter Gar- den free al the grand- stand. F. Sadler's Company in regular evening show in the auditorium. Same program as thj p. m. show. DAILY FEATURES LACHMAN-CARSON EXPO- SITION Shows on the Midway from carl? in the morning until near midnight. Interesting exhibits of Agri- cultural products. Livestock, Poultry, Uome lud Fine Arts, and Merchants and Manufac- turers products In tbe six big exposition buildings, open from a. m. to p. m. The famous Cowboy Band, playing free concerts, and for all shows at the grandstand both afternoon and evening. TUESDA1', SEPTEMBER SI P. West Ro- deo, Horse Show, Polo Game and Fony Races al the grand- stand. F. Sadler1! Company In Supper Show In the auditorium. P. Garden free at grandstand. P. Sadler's Company in regular evening show In flic auditorium. The same program as the p. m. show, which will be a full change from the previous day. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER Day" P. Races. 000 cash prizes for the winners. r. gadler'i Company In Supper Shaw. A full change of program from the previous day. In the audi- torium. P. Garden free at the grand- stand. P. Sadler's Company in regular evening show. The same program as the p. m. show. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER M "Ex-Service Men's Day" A, for all ei-smlce men >nd their families, starts at chamber of commerce. Special tickets se- cured there tor each cx-servlce man and members of their im- mediate families. Adulls, Children, 75 cents. Ticket will allow free parking for auto; admission to main fair gate at any time during day; (o barbc- rue and speaking program on fab- grounds at p. m. and io Military Maneuver program at p. m. A. Ihroujh business district. See FAIB PROGRAM, Fao S ing with activity as workmen spreac new hay and prepared to receive the 450 kings and queens of the animal Exhibits-there will be ten build- ings of vie with displays of any other exposition In the state if they measure up lo early entries and showings brought In Saturday The agricultural building is crowded. Twenty-one communities and six counties will have displays there by noon Monday. Individ- ual exhibits, and showings from boys and girls 4-H clubs were ar- ranged Saturday, all under the di- rection of C. Metz Heald. county demonstration agent who Is super- intendent of the agricultural de- partments, and Miss Caroline Chambers, comfy demonstration agent, who labored with exhibi- tors until "far Into the night" ar- ranging displays. The fine arts building was alive with workers Saturday. Depart- ment heads and assistants labored lurrledly to arrange culinary and extile exhibits of the women's de- partment to make up for time lost waiting for the completion of the bulldins to a point where displays ould be placed. The plant and lower booth was practically finlsli- d by Saturday night in the jobllc building, where la woum sum INBALLINGER STREET SCEKE Police Believe Death Due to Suicide, But Hunt Mart For Questioning (Special to the BALLJNOER, Sept. pistol bullet in her chest, Mrs, Jlella Daniels, 30-year-old waltness, fell fatally wounded between two cars parked at the court house curb here at Saturday afternoon. The square wan jammed with a Saturday crowd, but no witnesses had been found by police tonight. Mrs. Daniels, who came here month ago from Ereckenridge, to a daughter, of S. F. Glasgow-pC Blacfcwell. A short time before the shoot- ing, Mrs. Daniels paid her rent at a tourist hotel and left with a man in a coupe. The man. sought for questioning, ha? not been to- cated by police late tonight. "My God, have mercy on me and my the dying woman gasped -as a woman ran to her as- sistance after the shot was fired. She was taken to a hospital Wit died without making any further itatemenfc Beside the wounded woman on lavement police found a pistol, a ackage of cigarettes, a small bunr. die 'of clothing arid a jjint flask. There were no powder burns around the wound, .but one of Mrs. Daniels' legs was scorched by a powder burn. Police were inclined to believe lie woman fired the fatal shot wrseli. but continued working to- ilght on the theory that she may lave been murdered. The report was that sho was out of employ- ment, losing her position in the. afe today. Funeral arrangements had not ieen made late tonight. utomobilss will be on display this Manufacturers Section Manufacturers exhibits were bein? laced in the first floor of the fine arts building, and In the stucco uilding used by tb.3 women's Iblts. The entire mezzanine floor f this structure Is this year given ver to schools, and there 'students 'om Simmons University, McMurry ollege. Abilene Christian college, Jraughon's and National Business alleges worked busily on unlqua nd interesting displays Saturday oming and afternoon. Colored women's are be- g placed on Hie first floor of the ucco building formerly used for le women's department In the merchant's exhibition uilding. representatives of 25 of e best known firms in Abilene cut all of Saturday decorating and ulpplng booths. (in FAIR, 7.)
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