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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own VOLUME 1 Price li Cents THE WEATHER WIST iuntfcy partly north portion SATURDAY APRIL NUMBER FEDERAL ROAD BOARD TO AID TEXAS X X X m Prohibition Debate Heard By Thousands 24t A A ifc STORMS CLAIM ELEVEN LIVES IN i nnrn I Bill VllllPMTPAIFIl HU I 1111 T1ITITI Til U7 UTI fl FiriirHnP Elizabeth Wants HerBaccy At 105 Rail Homes Service Several Missing Warn ings Are Issued By The Associated Press KANSAS April Flood waters surging in on the heels of cloudbursts have swept at least eleven to death Ok lahoma and Kansas with hundreds of homes imih railroad service paralyz ed and further flood warnings being Six were drowned and six others were missing after flood waters trapped two families of Mexicans in their home near only two of the fourteen in the house were known to have es Trree lose Lives Three persons lost their lives early today when MissourirKansas Texas passenger train Number nortnbound from San struck a washout at Kan the engine and ten cars going 5nto a flooded engineer Dave and an unidentified man weredrowned Fifteen were some severe Eight miles train Num southbound from Kansas plunged into a flooded creeU an hour injuring sev none Two persons were drowned in Oklahoma Many Southeast Kansas streams went to the highest stage on record after the Fourth Street Became a raging torrent four feet deep a few minutes after the cloud burst Late today the Neosho levee at Erie flooding thusands of acres and forcing farmers to flee leaving household goods and stock Houses Flooded More than 100 houses were flood ed in water cover Ing floors of some four feet river reached the highest stage on Btill Fourteen cars of Pacific train were a Missouri derailed at by a washout the Missouri Rock MissouriKansasTexas and gaita Fe A mile of track on Frisco was swept away at where the rain fall was Virtually all highways in the tflooded were under ranging up to four feet Warnings Issued Flood warnings were issued late today to farmers along the Grand river in which is ex pected to rise to thirty feet to By The Associated Press April Despite local levee conditions along the twisting length of the Mississippi river from Ill to the mouth of the Arkansas and White rivers below vappeared good tonight and government engineers believed IN m Goi any baccy Maybe thats what Elizabeth of will say on her 106th Shes 105 now and has been smoking1 for 80 She scorns and lam ents that the younger generation has taken them She tried to she it almost killed TRAILS STRIKE IN SEARCH FOR OUTLAW BARD Kimes Reported To Have Visited In Borger Kins man Held By The Associated Press April Restrained From Taking 60Foot Roadway On Proceedings Which Were Followed April An injunction restraining Taylor coun ty from maintaining and operating Highway Abilene to in Taylor coun under proceedings had by the county commissioners court as to condemnation of was issued here today by the Eleventh Court of Civil The action was taken following a hearing of the appeal or Hill and husbands appeal from the judgment rendered in 42nd district court at Abilene by Judge Milburn which that under proceedings as followed by the commissioners the county could condemn 60 feet for right ofway but that it could not con demn a roadway SO feet as been The ap peals court has decreed that no condemned by MARTIAL LAW THREATENED BY MOODY AT BORGER AFTER OIL Tn CITY OFFICERS FAIL RANGERS IU Sharp Ultimatum Wired To Wide Open Panhandle Boom Towns Mayor By Governor Expresses Dissatisfaction Correction Demanded Orleans Widow Adopts Politics By Associated April The damoclean sword of martial law was suspended today over the Borger oil boom section by Governor Dan Only prompt correction of conditions will forestall military he In sharp ultimatums wired to city and county the governor expressed dissatisfaction over a reported lack of local cooperation with 10 Texas rangers he sent to the scene and declared that he would take drastic action it agencies are impotent to can be stand the strain of the tremend ous weight of waters moving Three deaths attributed the big stream near where three children of and Bob Pressley perished when their ekiff reported today to backwater of THROUGH ABILENIJ Several hundred United States together with several carloads oC passed through Abilene Friday bonnd for San and the war zone fin Matthew Kimes and Ray Terrill ate breakfast In Borger today and officers had his wounded leg dressed The authorities were holding kins man of Kimes and another investigation in the belief that they aided and concealed the Oklahoma sought here for a Kimes kinsman has been receiv ing his mail and turning it over to the officers Terrill was wounded in the leg during a reign of terror here last were slain and a bank at Pampa was Sy The Associated Press April Discovery of a bulletriddled motor sedan similar to the description of the one used in the recent robbery of the today led authorities here to believe that Matthew Kimesand Ray escaped had returned to their homes in this At the same Kimes and Terrill were reported to have been seen in De Pinedo Arrives In California City By The Assbciated Press SAN April Commander Francesco De Italys most distinguished landed at North Island naval air station this When the squadron of naval planes in the flag plane of which the distinguished Italian airman landed at the aviation a large crowd accorded an ovation to the whose daring carried him over four continents In the monoplane Santa Maria whch burned Wednesday at Roosevelt Among those present to witness the arrival of the airman and to extend to hira the welcome of San Diego were Mayor John members of the pro minent local Italians and hun of the fliers fellow country man from all points In Southern Italian consul general at San also waa present to greet De Many prominent naval airmen stationed here also were among the thronj which gathered to witnew pf rightofway uijder the the The official action of the appeals court was a reversal of the decision of thetrial court and a rendering of the injunction that had been sought of trial County Judge Tom Eplen could not be reached last night for a statement the course being pursued by the commissioners court to obtain rightofway fon the a part of which is now being graded and fitted with drainage structures in preparation for The road is a link in the northern loop of the Bankhead which extends Irom Metcalf Gap between Millsap and Mineral Wells to The southern loop followed the Texas Pacific rightofway from Fort Worth to El The Allowed 60 Feet decision of District Judge Milburn Long issued here in February refused to grant the In junction prayed allowing the county to condemn a 60foot road way but forbidding condemnation of an additional 10 feet on each side for road material only under the proceedings they The appeals court has held that the proceedings followed have also forfeited for the county its right to condemn 60feet under the pro ceedings as In the original Over shiner of King of Overshln plaintiffs based his argument upon four issues that the law provides before road can be laid a petition signed by at least eight freehold ers living in the precinct must be presented that the evidence show ed that an attempt was being made to condemn SO while the law allowed only 60 feet that the de scription of the report made to the court by the jury of view is in adequate and that the road was j routed by the commissioners and not by the jury of Original Argument Dallas with County Attorney Frank represented the argued that in the statute the word pre cinct while Overshfner argued ACCURACY OF ENGINEERS IS GIVEN PROOF French Concerns Staff Pre dicted Hundred Mil lion Barrels Bv The AssoclatecT Press April curacy of engineers who reported to the FrancoWyoming Oil Com pany of Paris that the McElroy ranch in Crane and Upton contained one hundred billion barrels of recoverable oil In the first sand at feet is the Denver Post will say by a new oil gusher that came in on Thursday a few hundred feet out side the boundary of the ranch and the completion of six other jushers inside and outside the ranch since the company bought tfie The transaction Involved an expenditure of two and onehalf million This estimate applies only to the west side of the The ranch is 12 miles wide east and west and there is a strong geological evi dence of a parallel axis traversing the east side of the where conditions are said to be very favorable for the discovery of an other oil The FrancoWyoming Oil Com pany was the original owner of most of the Salt creek lands that were taken over by the Midwest Refining The deal for correct cinct while that the word Overshiner argued meant road pre This argument was brougnt forward to support the defenses claim that petition for rerout ing was not valid because its sign ers did not live in the road precinct the Hill farm is Plans For Highway Work In Texas Made By The Associated Press April Tenta tive plans for highway announced by Governor Dan Moody as part of the program to be placed before the legislature in special session in May are believed to have started Representative Lee Satterwhite of former speaker the and one of the administra tion conferred with Gov ernor Moody and a short time lat er called on fhe hlghxvay commis The result of the conference was not nude If Borger cant furnish lo cal officers that will cooperate with the maybe they can cooperate with the national guard if they are sent to Bor Moody said in a telegram to the wide open boom citys Officials In The governor based his declara tions of investigations his State Adju ftnnt General Robertson and Boyd the governors are In Reports Moody that Borgers city marshal is not performing his The first step In a Moody wired the is to get rid of that man the marshal put in one who will enforce the Moody told the county judge at Stinnett that the Investigations mentioned have indicated that the sheriff and two Justices of the peace of your county have neglect ed the discharge of their duties and tolerated a condition of open law violation that is not to be Governor The commissioners court could straighten these men and if necessary the governor take action toward their re moval and replacement with last month by the French pur Diary of Woman Slayer Is Found By Universal Service NEW April Ruth Snyders little red book may prove embarrassing to 28 The little book containing the S names was They husband found today by authori are pushing the charge of murder against Snyder and her Henry Judd are accused of beating her j Albert to death with a window sash As soon as the authorities found the list of names she had recorded in her book they began a roundup of the 28 men who will be ques tioned as to what they knew of her life before the Snyder has denied that she was friendly with anyone except Grays wag not in the little red His was found In a blue book that she also kept and it was this that linked him with the Drafting Starts On Appropriations Bill April house appropriations committee Monday will start drafting the gen eral appropriation measure to be submitted to the fortieth legisla ture in special session early In Representative Lee Satterwhite of member of the commit eald Setterwhites colleagues on the he The senate finance In will take Up work on fts measure about April If local agencies are Impotent to correct Moody ad it will be my plan to take drastic action to see to enforce ment of the law at as early date as Vehement protests will not pre vent declaration of martial Moody replied to a telegram from Marvin secretary of the Borger Chamber of Reports reaching me from in vestigations made at my directions by persons In whom I have confi dence indicate a condition of law lessness existing that is not to be The way to prevent martial law is to see to immediate correction of the conditions obtain This cannot be accomplished until certain local conditions have been corrected by removal of some who have not been seeing to en forcement of the The Telegram In his telegram to Borgers may further said There are three things that you may depend It being laws to be faithfully I expectto carry out that duty that power exists to carry out the and that I know how to use that that un less conditons are corrected in steps wir be taken Im mediately to correct No additional rangers had been Roosevelt Club Refuses Approval Of Decision Partisan Throng Hears Speakers CBy The Associated Press SYMPHONY BOS April of the eighteenth amendment is the greatest question since sla very and said Pres ident Nicholas Murray of Columbia University here Repeal without an alternative would be a return to the old saloon and a retreat its definite outlawry by the American people eight years said Senator William Borah of They were debating the question of what tand the national republican platform should take in In this persons heard them with opinions al defined and with re appiattSt Tor eacTi speaker as he Says Butler Said Butler My appeal from the legislative and Judicial branches of the government to the for whom they exist I am n favor of retaining every privil ege of local Argued the senator from Idaho I believe the amendment la en titled to full and fair trial I be lieve it can be enforced the American people can and will en force legislation which they write into the There was no The Roosevelt which sponsored the had refused approval to any form of formal or The audience was ob viously partisian from the applause which greoted the opposing re marks of the but it ap parently was dlvidedly The audience which trooped out talk was still Uphold Constitution My said Senator Is that when a clause Is placed In the it Is m duty ttf uphold that So long as the amendment is said it is my duty to obey It but that does not prevent my Intelligence from tell ing me to exert myself to my ut most to take It away What we declared the is not a party giving orders to but orders to The Republican and Democratic parties may sidestep this but the people will Butlers on which he took final issue with his opponent was that all previous amendments to the constitution had been based on points contained In the origlna document but that the 18th amendment to his had no connection with the constitution except its After a greeting equalling in warmth that given his opponent Senator while voicing dis agreement with many of But lers declared he had on ly the highest admiration for th man who goes out and elncerelj expressed his view to the public on this important The audience grew particular enthusiastic when the senator as serted that every one recognizes that the liquor traffic Is a curse Moody so far has de clined to comment on a report from Borger today that ten more men may be Only one ranger remains and If more are sent they must be drawn from out posts of the Ladislas Lazaro of New Or widow of Congressman Lazaro of la a candi date to take her husbands place in Washingtons House of Repre Friends say she has a td BRITISH SEEK AMNESTY FOR PAIR IN Cablegrams From Europe Demand Release Of Radicals President Finds Commission Affairs In Jangle Situation Is Grave By Hews Staff Correspondent April An official of the Bu reau of Public Eoads will go to Austin aid the Texas highway commission to iron out the tangled situation in which the present commission found its James will leave next week for On the re port he makes and on a subse quent visit to be made by Thomas chief of the bureau of public will depend the date on which federal aid to new projects in Texas will again be Statement Issued dealt w th by law in some way in order to protect the public inter CB The Associated Press April de mand by 21 members of the Brit ish believed to be most ly labor party that Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti be released came by cable to Governor AJvan Fuller Another cablegram to the gover nor brought a request from the Rote Hile under stood to be a radlcnl workers or ganization in for pardon for the two who are to be sentenced to death Still another cablegram came from These emphasized anew the international agitation aroused by the conviction in 1921 of the two admitted radicals for the murder of a paymaster and his guard in South Bralntree in Since the Massachusetts supreme court earlier in the yeek denied their final appeal for a new the SaccoVanzcttl defense com mittee has broadcast appeals for protests against their sentence to the electric Elaborate pre cautions have been taken to guard justices of the supreme and super ior courts and everyone who has had any connection with the case The cablegram from England read British members of parliament emphatically protest the reelection of a new trial for Sacco and Van We view with alarm the violation of justice committed in this case and demand withdrawal of the death sentence and their immediate Governor Fuller declned to com ment on the protests beyond say ing The evidence in the Sacco Vanzettti case has never been pre sented to Consequently I have not formed any opinion of BANKERS ABSOLVED By The Associated Press April growing out of indictments char ing violation of Texas banking against and were dis ml eZ Friday by Judge Blackburn In criminal district court The motion for dismiss al was filed by Wyatt dis trict on the ground of in Asls Fair Trial He appealed for a full and fair trial of the unclor which the American people eight years deliberately outlawed intox icating liquor for beverage pur poses and expressed his convic tion that prohibition could be en I he the Re publican party should declare for the amendment and for its en forcement and make the same sub lime and daring fight against this evil that it made against the evil of two evils which the immortal Lincoln associated to ItAW by McDonald today following a conference here with chairman of the Texas Highway Sterling frankly dis cussed with federal officials the condition which the present high way commission inherited and Itn efforts to straighten them The visit of Sterling here and MacDonalds forthcoming visit to Texas emphasized the gravity of the road situation In The biggest problem to be worked out is the question of maintenance of roads already federal officials feeling that there s little general advantage in building new roads which link up with roads which have been allowed to MacDonald said today that the aims of the Texas highway depart ment and the bureau of public roads are apparently the and he appeared hopeful that the visit of James to Texas would re sult in working out a plan which would make it possible to again extend aid to new Conduct Survey The bureau now Is engaged a very careful survey of both the financial and physical aspects the future program in Mac Donald and there ia little doubt that the approval of projects will be resumed at an early James will leave here next week to represent the head quarters office of the bureau and to work with the stuta highway department and district office of the bureau in formulating future program between the and federal Not Withdrawn MacDonald reiterated that fed eral aid for Texas has not withdrawn in the legal but that new construction is not being approvedNo new construction has been approved since when Governor then at torney conferred with the Moody willing at that that no more new projects be approved in order that the new office and check up on the road building Hopes for Recovery Of Roumanian Ruler Rise By Universal Service April Ferdi of has BO far overcome his recent that the International who were summoned have withdrawn and left further treatment to the regular court according to a private report from The official communique atatea that the inflammation of thelungs has the fever is and thekings strength is return In The Olden Days A Man Took Off his coat and gave It to his This was not true in the case of Ernest of 50 i Grand for he lost his blue coat with white pin stripe receipt In Receipts made to tamest Phone 2220W for A want ad In the Lost and Found of The ReporterXetvs led to the re covery of the If Its lost wo will find Ikw Phone ;