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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' VOL. LVIII, NO. 142. Abilene Importer "WITHOUT, OR WITH QFl-'KNSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKEHM YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20, PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS SUES SONGSTRESS FOR Mrs. Alma Alderman, former wife at Myrl Alderman, is shown with their year old daughter, Norma Suzanne, in Long Beach, after she had riled suit agailist Ruth Ettlng, singer, for U50.000 damages. She charged Miss Etting alienated Alder- man's affections. Mrs. Alder- man's divorce does not become final until December 2. Alder- man was wounded In Miss Ett- Ing's apartment and her form- er husband, Martin Snyder, was Indicted on charges of shoot- ing Alderman. (Associated Press Photo.) T T- ff Ruth Etting The Gimp Billed Keeps Silent LOS ANGELES. Oct. Snyder. former husband of Ruth Etting, radio singer, was indicted by the county grand Jury this afternoon on charges of shooting Myrl Alderman, hsr accompanist and present spouse, at her Hollywood home last Saturday night, The indictment accuses Snyder ot attempted murder, kldnap- ini and violation of gun lawi. It juptrwdts a district attorney's com- plaint and makes a preliminary hearing unnecessary. Alderman, not seriously wounded. U reported recovering In a hospital. The jury took Its vote after hearing Miss Etting. nervous and wear- ing dark glasses, describe the scene In the music room of her luxurious home in the Hollywood hills. Snyder, at liberty on bond, was called before the Jurv but refused to testify. Snyder was returned to Jail on lieu of bond fixed by the grand Jury. The booking agent, known as "Col. Gimp" to theatrical associates had been at liberty on bond ordered under the original com- BELIEVE S'WATER FUGITIVES' GETAWAY CAR IS DISCOVERED Machine Identified By Winters Man; Prisoner In Aspermont Jail Escapes A car thought to have been used by two. prisoners who escaped the Sweetwater jail Tuesday night was found Wednsday Anson. Coltcnplckers IT a field seven miles west of Anson noticed a V-8 Ford standing In t road early In the morning, and at mid-morning officers identified it as one belonging to W. F. Clark of Winters and stolen'from In front of the Roy Thompson home in Sweetwater shortly after the break. The Jailbreakers were Curtis Couch of Abilene and Merle (Red) Hill Search was being centered last night in northwest Taylor county, a vicin- ity well-known to pair. At Aspermont. Truezell Coffee, chum of Hill, dug his way from the jail through a stone wall and escaped between and o'clock Tuesday night. HELD IN CATTLE THEFT Coffee uas awaiting trial there on catllc theft charges. .Sweet- water and Matador officers also hold warrants for him on similar charges. Hill was brought to Sweelwater from Htmtsvlllc to stand trial on a charge of theft of a trailer, and Couch was held on two charges of armed robbery. Hill had pleaded guilty and had been sentenced to two years Imprisonment The pair escaped from the Sweetwatei jail by overpowering Jailer Horace Cook, and his wife. Deputy Sheriff Bill Dunwody of farmer In the vicinity of the pres- ence of the abandoned car near Anson. He Investigated to find, that the car was out of gasohne. The Ig- nition switch had been lelt on. deadening the battery. No tracks were found leading away. Guards Move In On Swiff Plant SIOUX CITY. la.. guardsmen rolled into Sioux City tonight, ordered by Oov. Nelson o. Kraschel to reopen the strikebound Swift
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