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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEW VOLUME 1 Price 6 Cento FBI DEFENSE OPENS IN KIRK MURDER m m W5 1500 Americans Imperiled In Isolateftphinese Interior TO m TO TO m TO WEST TEXAS BANK BANDITS GET AT PAMPA Three Are Held In Jail At Wheeler As Sus pects Twenty Impris oned In Vault By The Associated Press March Three men driving ft Chrysler roadster were arrest ed in 46 miles south east of Thursday night and held for identification by connty of fleers and of the First National Bank of Pampa whitii was robbed this afternoon of by five unmasked By The Associated Press March Five natty bank who disdained displayed declined to take money from a and instructed on to escape rfrbia a robbed tfie First National bank of here With motion picture drama of the principals and the fact that the vktfms were numer ous enough to form a mob three men with drawn revolvers appeared suddenly at as many doors of the One remained at the front while the other two mcked all employes and cus tomers into the rear of the where they were con cealed by a temporary parti tion erected while the bank is undergoing Among the employes were and Scorn Mere Silver One of the robbers carried a ce ment sack he had picked up on the His companions called him While Whitey held the other re ferred to as dumped bun dles of currency into the the two commenting on various topics as they went They refused to touch the silver and other The robber at the door played a tactful As customers he ushered them to the po litely but His collection grew into a an it was the ousy a Pampa mer entered trith a sack con taining for A rob politely relieved him of the heavy and asked him if It was When Murfee replied In the the robber return ed the remarking that he tould not take since It was un Murfee was then taken to thje rear v Two Men Guard In the street a few doors from the stood a closed auto Its engine and two men standing beside it Having completed their business walked from the entered the dered the customers and employes Rapid Rise Made By Poor Russian Anatol who erica grant six years ago and who recently was paid Jn New Tork for his quarterinthe slot photographing Henry former United Ambassador to heads new company which is to exploit Josephos I plan to create a trust fund of half the first million dollars charfc anrioundefrT For toe rest of my Ive not yet made any SNYDER FOR SLAYIHG Defense Attorneys Will Con tend Killer Was Hyp notized By Universal Service NEW March Judd Gray has gone back to Adam for his He blames the wo the wife of his for his killing of Albert He says she cast a spell hyer him by stroking his cheeks with the tips of her In a manner followed by professional hypnotX She would stroke my cheeks lightly with the tips of her fingers using a downward he was quoted today as having When she did this I was com pletely under her His attorneys will contend that it was this that caused Gray to kill Snyder so he could have the latters Two friends of Grays and a mystery witness were detained by the police in Syracuse today after detectives uncovered new evidence concerning thedisposal of Grays bloodstained The men were grilled separately They areHaddon Henry Platt and a man whose name is with It Is eaid they connived with the corset salesman to get rid of the vest and other Mystery Man The mystery man is believed to have who now numbered about Into the One of the men tossed a screw driver to giving in structions on how it was to be used to open the floor after the robbers had Thethree inen then leisurely walked from the enterd the automobile and were They took a course off across the plains toward and tonight a large The throng packed tightly in the email vault soon extricated them as the cashier found it eaay to manipulate the lock with the The entire robbery took about 23 and the sheriffs department was notified within a few minutes after the men had Pampa la an oil town of 70 miles northeast of This Is the second bank robbery iu West Texas In the last several thousand dollars ving been taken from the bank Ovalo several days The automobile used by thi rob said to have been left in Platts office whence they were taken by themystery Prosecutors feel that these men aro innocent of the facts in Jim Ferguson Apparently Stripped of Political Citizenship Debate Is Aroused By The Associated Press Governor James Ferguson im peached In today apparently was stripped of the political citi zenship supposedly restored him by legislative act during the vin dication administration of his Miriam who left of fice last governor Dan who de feated Ferguson for reelec tion in a campaign against Fergu at oclock this after noon signed the bill repealing the socalled Ferguson amnesty declaring he believed it uncon stitutional and that it never had the force of effect of If that conclusion Is in Moody and I do not believe it then the amnesty act conferred rights which are vested no repealingact could His attitude apparently leaves Fergusons status up to court in if Ferguson should choose to exercise the right to hold office denied him by impeachment Ferguson supporters have claimed hat the amnesty act was a legis ative pardon and not subject to Ferguson had gone to ha Bosque county ranch near Waco today and ould not be reached for a state He has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the United States senate and some lawyers hink repeal of the amnesty act would not bar him from that of since it is out of the state and since the senate is the sole udge of qualifications of its mem Different View That is not shar d by Texas Senator Thomas of former Democrat c national who wrote the anti amnesty bill and guided its belabored course through he recent legislative He Brave Watchman Is On Deathbed After Vain Rescue Effort Woman Cruelly Broken By Impact Of Kail Train United States senatorship is a office filled by Texas people Ferguson could not hold it his impeachment disabilities n Ferguson supporters doggedly passage of the and its rogress was so impeded by a four lour senate filibuster among other that it was not finally pass ed and sent to Governor Moody until the closing days of the for ieth legislatures regular Senator Love introduced it Janu ary first day of the On one side it was argued that f the amnesty act was unconstitu as no good could come of passing repeal On he other hand it was claimed that Texas has been made the laugh ng stock of the nation by Gover nor Miriam Fergusons admin See Page 4 In his The eocalled love nest in which Gray and Snyder are said to have held their trysts was revealed today by Joseph a pirvate detective who was hired Italian Visit San Jntonio By The Associated Press NEW March Commander Francesco De Pine do tonight witnessed a perform of the Black Bottom by New Orleans society while his good the Santa await ed the touch of the controls which tomorrow will send it roaring to by Snyder in 1924 to trail his wife and a man with glasses believed to be The detective says they often stayed there until early mornins and came out LEGISLATOR DIES By The Associated Fress March member of the state legislature from Newton died unexpectedly tonight at oclock as the result of a heart He is survived by a widow and aix Burial bers today is tlmllar to one stolen for Friday afternoon At Himself familiar with the tech nique of the Command er De Pinedo expressed a desireto learn the Black Bottom of which he had heard so UNDERTAKER MOVES By The Associated Press March that the only undertaker has cloaed his and moved The town had a firstclass under raidnff establishment for a couple of proprietor announced deaths were infre quent that it didnt have to By Universal Service Hurtling his body through the air before an oncoming train to save a middle aged Harry Car negie medal received probably fatal injuries a former ball play had just tendered his resig nation as grade crossing watchman on the Central when he saw the standing as If paralyzed with But his heroic effortwas in Anna cruelly broken by the impact of the Chicagobound Michigan Cen tral is not expected to Newman Is what Is rftra last In the local Two years ago he saved the life of Flynn Sawyer of Hammond by pulling her out of the way of a train at the sams PUPILS STRIKE AFTER KORAN Student Leaders Suspended By School Authorities For Action By The Associated Press Loyalty to a teacher who was dls harged as she neared the close of her career prompted the walkout today of the student body of Su perior Central High School and to night the duration of the strike was Principal Tacte expected the strike would end tonight but student leaders contended It would continue in the face of threats that he leaders would be Viola Wick and Dennis wo youthful were sus pended by Principal Wade and Superintendent Paul Spencer asserted other leaders would be All of the strike move ment leaders are members of the senior class and the suspension would jeopardize their chances of graduation in The walkout of the student body of 300 boys and girls at noon fol owing the adverse reply of the Reverend president of the board of to the request that he call a special board mittee seeking the reinstatement mittee seeking the reinforcement of Miss Lulu who was nearing the retirement age when she was ousted several weeks In a written Ebblad told a group of citizens to day the board would not meet un til the regular ssesslon scheduled April A citizens com mittee was appointed to ask for Miss Dickinsons rrtnstatement following a large mass held several weeks War In Nicaragua Breaks Out Anew By Universal Service March NIcaraguan revolution flared UP anew today and engaged the at tention of the American forces of occupation on a large and wide spread Bear Admiral Julian reported to the navy The east long nilet and apparently the of a new outbreak which It li belief ed will require the Of fe large number of marines for tht protection of American life and The liberals in the BltM fields district are active in Mico and Simula river looting and imposing taxes on fruit The liberals are also active on Highly Important Note Is Sent War Department By Commander Of Uncle Sam Forces By Universal March 500 Americans in the Tsinan and Anwhei area of China in imminent danger and cut off from American consul reported to the state de partment Of this mately loo aie lar removed in the interior from the already in accessible Tsinan consulate and entirely Tsinan is several hundred miles from the coast on the Shantung peninsular in the im mediate path of the retreating Shanfrangf Hostile Cantonese Swaney has appealed to the Chinese for troop the only means of getting the Americans out to safety but reports that no trains are Such Ameri cans as find their way out will have to do so by their own officials The territory they occupy is north of the Yangtse which they cannot reach without pen etrating the hostile Cantonese It would be next to impossible for American or other foreign Kidnaped Child Is Freed By Ransom March an American marine at Shan ghai threw down his and waded into a mob of swinging hia fists with devas tating is related in a special dispatch from Shanghai to the Dally Express Killough is themarines and while he is an hos got a lot of Irish too in Killough was a guard In the Wuchang insidethe inter national settlement this after when he was suddenly attacked by a Chinese leading a small procession of Natlonaists alone the edge of the TheNationalists fired four times at but all the bullets went liie American marine was unable to return the owing to the so he Into the group with his Two of the British came to his and the three battlers were putting the Chinese to flight in a most decisive manner when a detach ment of British troops Memphis Bureau After being gone for five Virginia Josephine little daughter of and Fred Frazier ot was returned on payment of a ran som of When the money was the child was left on the front porch of a pastor who was a friend of the TEX AS CATTLE RAISERS AIDED BY CUT RATES forces to reach it was The situation has become very ense at Swaney I anticipate grave consequences through looting and lawlessness In he event of a battle and the defeat the Shantung he de The situation Is char by extreme nervousness oth the Chinese and the About 20 Americans In the In terior from Foochow have refused to American Consul Price In the event of an emergency they could not be he Modification In MidWest States Granted By Commission By The Associated Press FORT March saving of approximately to Texas cattle raisers will result from the decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission handed down yesterday and involv ing a reduction of cattle rates on short traffic manager of the Livestock Traffic Association of Fort Worth said here The decision was one of a num ber announced by the commission A request of the Ameri can Livestock Association for j rate schedule approximating tha existing before the war was denied but a modification of rates In Okla Arkansas Kansas and Missouri was granted The decision was a complete victory for said Priest and should be a boon to the live stock Industry of Texas and Okla The Livestock Traffic Associa tion of Fort Worth sought a re duction of rates on short hauls to a reduction on long KLfll ACTIVITIES III NIMELS COflNT Y COIE11 FOfi fllRUG HKMIZZlUGOfGBSffiLSQII FatherInLaw Of Slain Occupies Witness Stand During Morning Session Direct Question Gets Laugh Out Of Witness BY HOWARD Special Staff March Ramifications of the Ku Klux Klan in funnels county in 1923 came up for an airing late today as the defense began introduction of t testimony in the case of Paul Kirk of Abilene on trial before Judge Fritz Smith in district court here ca a charge of murder in con nection with the death of Crawford Tabor near Winters December Klan activities were gone into earnestly by the state on cross examination of the first defense Gus Wilson of Linn who Lived in Runnels county in 1923 and was a member of the was the only defense witness heard this afternoon and he was quizzed at length by the state in an effort to show connec tion between tho klan and Ta bors REN TRIAL IS DENIED RICH OIL OPERATOR Harry Sinclair Faces Four Months Term In Five Testify The state rested its case at oclock after only five witnessed Board Gnnbotu Foreign monstrationa have started at which miles up the Yangtse The American consul and viceconsul there have taken up their head quarters aboard the Mono a small river There were originally 260 yAmericans In thto but it la believed the majority of them have already been American consul at the western side of the republic on tli tcuth that and captured the town ol which they later Admiral maSo no tion of two American airplanes shot down by M reported ft firejs feom ail ot tfeto Americans with the ceptlot of six Catholic priests have left Interior and concentrated I where they are ready to rCAK DANGER e 4 V 20 per hauls cent granted in A reduction on long anted in 1921 while the reduc t n on short hauls was only 10 Priest By the r on the short haul reduction was The new scale provides that car load rates on for single line movement shall be cents per hundred for distances of 10 and to a maximum ot cents for distances of 600 ressW Harry millionaire oil operator and today lost n his last effort to avoid sentence being imposed upon him In the District of Columbia supreme court for contempt of the Justice Hitz overruled a motion for a new trial and by agreement of counsel set tomorrow for hear ng argument as to whether there had been one or more offenses com mitted when the lessee of the Tea pot Dome naval oil reserve in Wy oming refused to answer a series of questions put to him by the senate oil committee three years Counsel for Sinclair informed he court that they took the posi ion that the refusal to answer all questions constituted a single of the penally for which could not be less than one month nor more than twelve months in and a fine of not less than and not more than Government counsel announced that they were to argue that each refusal to an swer a question constituted a sep arate offense and that the minimum sentence to be imposed would be four months in one month on each count in the and the maximum sentence twelve months on each Fords Recovery Say Reports By Tho Associated Press March Bulletins burgeoinlng only optim ism continued from Henry Fords bedside while varying reports persisted as to themanner of the which last Sun day night sent him careening in a Ford coupe down the embank ment of the uplifted roadway of Michigan Avenue just at the east ern end of a bridge over the River The patient had a fairly gooa read the last bulletin lat today of McClurt surgeon In chief of the Henry Ford Progress continued favorable was a Surprise for the necessitated a 30 minute recess fofjj defense counsel to arrange father In law off Crwford finished his dl SICKNESS CAUSED By Universal Service and a teacher In the Em EXH student erson Junior High School coverinpr from nn Illness eating April fools candy was dipped In Candy stores have been warned by city heaHh officers against dell lug the trick FordSapiro Libel Trial Day Dreary By The Associated Press March Shades of departed cooperative as sociations stalked Aaron Sapiro through a dreary stretch of testi mony today In his libel suit against Henry Associations ot which for one reason or another have ceased to exist were kepi contin ually before the plaintiff by the ptrsistent chief FoM fttor James Saplros activ itiM In organizing and counselling carefully traced on to and Texan rect testimony just as court ed for For two hours he un derwent a gruelling cross tion by the defense read frequently from transcripts of purported statements by Wells in the first trial at Ballinger which differed from hia assertions to the jury It dont make any ence to me what that thing Vvellg motioning to the purported record of trial which Brooks The court down there was prejudiced against Do you mean to say the court reporter there who took down your statement was prejudiced against Brooks Produces Pistol ho was Wells re Brooks demanded at this oint that Wells produce the gun he used in the alleged gun battle with four men in which Tabor was and court recessed while tha witness went to his hotel for Wells testified that Kirk came to hia home on the night of December seeking help in repairing Ills car which was stalled near the Wells After obtaining hla a 32 he and Ta bor accompanied Kirk to the about 200 yards easi of the Well Just before reaching the cording to statements made to the jury by three wearing black over their step ped out from behind thecar and ordered him to throw up his Wells said he exnptiea Jiis grin nt the three men soon after started Tabor was found in the road dead a few minutes later by Miss Johnny daughter of the Wells Laughs Dont you know you killed Crawford Brooks shouted at the replied with a Brooks read a list of more than a dozen names and asked Wells if he did not tell each o these men that when the men at the car ask ed him to put his hands ha put em up Wells de nied that he had made such a I just brand them a bunch of Ku Klux Do you know why Kirk would want to kill Crawford Brooks Wells wss silent a It would be altoftfthfr a sumption on my part if I should he In reply to by Brooks the witness ad5ed he and his neighbors all good friends until this Ku business came I was warned stay away from j Seek Information j In its cross examination of the defenses first state sought to if the on trial here and Wells had iseussod by How many tlmra have ;