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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS warnwr portion Mrtly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents SATURDAY APRIL NUMBER APRILS ASSAULT ON MIDWEST ENDS State Authorizes AbileneCallahan Highway Project ft ftftftftftftftftftft ftftftftftftftftftftftftftft S SNYDER MURDER TRIAL TO START SOON IN NEW YORK Engineer To Advertise or Bids Judge Ely On Reports Visit The sixmile on State Highway i from Abilene eastward to the Callahan coun ty line will be paved state highway returning from Austin said the commission had authorized the state engineer to immediately advertise for bids for hard surfacing this top Contractors will be asked to submit bids on concrete and bituminous as the engineer will ad vertise for bids on grading and drainage structures on ten miles of the Bankhead High way west of Bridge tFncompleted While the concrete bridgeover Lytle creek three miles east of the city is still the grading work Is nearenough completed to warrant advertising for topping At two points wherea new grade was established to reduce curve it will like ly be necessary to build temporary gravel roadways until the perma nent grade Judge Ely thought that the bids would be ready for the commls ertons consideration within thirty When this stretch Is Abilene will bo connected with Fort Dallas and other points east by a paved The running time for motorists between this city and Fort Worth will then be cut to four or five LOVER OF COUNTESS MAKES STATEMENT By Universal Service April De young who was tshot and seriously wounded by the Countess Alice De form erly Alive of a moment before he attempted to comirrit has made a formal statement declaring that the shoot ing was quite The countess is held on charges of attempting to kill DeTrafford has protested to exam ining magistrate Bacquart against the filing of these The young who is said to hare won the countess affection in the Kenya when the countess was there with her declared that depression wls the cause of the shooting af the countess depressed mood being caused by his statement to her that his family objected to any marriage between him and a divorced AVIATORS HURT April fiuenos AiresNew York flight of Georges Sariotte and Hector Ple rano met disaster today near according to official The plane crashed and was wrecked and both flyers in The local authorities have been instructed to render all assist ance RESULTS ABE WONDERFUL That is what 1710 North 8th said when he came to the ReporterNews of fice and had the following aa killed FOR apartment with 1710 North Ap ply 80S Grape The ad was listed for three days six Insertions but it only ran in the Morning for immediately after it appeared the place was For service try a Want Ad and it will got you Phone 3067 and we will help ycil Inheritance Tax On Abilene Millionaire Breaks State Mark Morgan Jones Estate May Be Surpassed Soon By The Associated Press April Inheritance tax on the Henryetta King con sisting largely of acres of ranch land In ten low er gulf coast countries and ad jacent Padre probably will reach the highest sum of that sort ever received by the state comp estimated todays re turning from a tour of ap praisal of the The largest Inheritance tai ever paid into the state treas ury received today by Comptroller in the form of of the Taylor coun ty tax collector for the estate of the late Morgan rail road of an SOyiearold bache lor when he left the bulk of his estate to four and the remainder to charit able institutions in a few minor Promoter and financier of the Abilene Southern Jones relatively few reaI estate holdings at the time of his Most of his fortune was invested in bonds and LEADER VISITS NEWYMKCITY Official Welcome Given For mer Premier Of England By The Associated Press NEW April Ramsey former labor premier of Great came to the United States on a sentimental journey today and elected to re ceive his first real welcome from ragged urchins in the The British statesman could not avert an official for the mayors reception committee for distinguished guests attended to and brought him to the battery on a municipal but when he was hs drove with his to the Henry Street settlement In the heart of the East where the Mac rtonalds are to be the guests Miss Lillian The former prime minister side stepped entire ly the usual ceremonies at the city where visiting dignitaries are made formally welcome One limousine is a rarity In the vicinity of the Henry Street settle ment house and a fleet is so the arrival of MacDonald and his daughter was the signal for some wideeyed staring from the children in the MacDonald made it plain that sentiment and not politics dictated the voyage bringing him He he the bene fit of a stay at sea and ten days in the United States to live again the days of years when he traveled on his honeymoon the road he 1 iiow traveling with his Influence Of Home Stressed By Woman By Universal your children out of the if the home influence is Find their particular Interests and help develop those Then there will be no more youthful May Fol well editor and told the Authors Congress of the League of American Pen Women here Former Lubbock Official Sentenced To Jail Term April former city secretary and tax was found guilty of misapplication of public funds n trial of the flrst of six cases pending against him and was today sentenced to servo a five year term n the tJtate will appeal American Ship Returns Fire Of Chinese Guns Near Nanking British Join Uncle Sam By Universal Service April new Chinese crisis was precipitated today as the Cantonese formally refused to make the amends de manded for the Nanking outrage and American warships were forced into action against the North China forces near As a result of one or both of these Admiral Clar ence commandern chief of American naval forces in rushed more warships to danger TheH reply of Eugene foreign minister of the Cantonese or Nationalist government was delivered at Hankow while it was extremely it failed to Imply an apology or willingness to pay reparations for the serious antiforeign rioting at Nanking on March Chen refused to accept respon TYPHOID FEARB III TORNADO TORN ROCK SPRINGS KATH Fli8ESmLSTSIIESAT47 Governor Moody Issues Proclamation Calling On State To Aid Storm Sufferers Mississippi Levees Threatened After Big Floods By The Associated Press KANSAS April assault on the West and Southwest ended today when fair skies replaced the storm conditions that created torrential rains and and heavy snow in some over a period of more than a In Texas where more than 50 persons lost their lives in a series of tornadoes and several hundred were the at mospheric conditions responsible for the twisters apparently had At Rock the little plateau town in Southwest Texas virtually wiped out by a tornado Tuesday a tent city had over the ruins and Red workers and citizens were going ahead with rehab ilitation Ninety one j of the injured were being i cared for at San r Conditions Improve With rainfall stopped flood con Contributions received last night dltlons In Oklahoma and More Donations To Relief Fund For Rock Springs I Gross and suggested that a commission be appointed to fix Chens note has been received by the state department and delivered to the it was announced at the White Officials refused to ppgjferlngr to wait until views can be exchanged with powers which joined the other the United States in making the In general it was believed that Chens reply is but it was emphasized that the United States will not act Chen Tottering situation is that information reach ing1 the statedepartment is to the effect that Chens government is totteringto its The Northern forces are closing in on every side and are apparently The Nationalists also are fighting among themselves and are believed Ukely to disintegrate as a The majestic sweep of the Can a retreat that is almost a route in several They have fallen back on the Yangtse and have been forced to cross to the southern side of the Large units of the Northern Chinese armies have reached the YangtsA and it was one of those which caused what may develop into a serious incident A battery of Northern troops opened fire on the Standard Oil ompany ship near Nan The John Ford returned the whereupon the shore battery ceased firing upon the Mlean and opened fire on the The commander was unable to silence the battery with his machine guns and brought his fourinch batteries Into action and shelled theposition until it was The Ford was somewhat but there were no casual ties on It the casualties ashore were The British Cruiser Emerald joined the Ford in the bombardment This is the first tlme the United States or any of the foreign powers have had any difficulty with the Northern In fact they have been the conservative element relied upon to halt the march of the Cantonese on Shanghai and later on for relief of Rock Springs cyclone sufferers placed the fjnd being raised by the Red Cross and Re porterNews at and indi cated that Abilene will send fully to aid the hundreds of tin fortunate victims of the catastro Abilenians are puttfng the Gold en Rule into action with their liberal A number of our own residents lost loved ones when the peaceful little Edwards county town was destroyed and the stark terror and indescribable suffering inflicted by the while in marked contrast to the by Abilenes is brought close home to Contributions should be mailed to at the Central State Western Missouri were rapidly The list of dead in Oklahoma due to floods stood at more than a scorewith several bther deaths recorded in Kansas and By The Associated Press ROCK April with antityphoid antitoxin was prescribed today for every resident and relief worker assisting in the rehabilitation of Rock All of the debris of Tuesdays fatal tornado was cleared away from the main streets and the town was ready tonight to begin rebuilding operations as fast as the money and material Is avail Fear that the water might be He is chairman of the Taylor contaminated led health officers to County Red which has been called upon by the Southwestern division of the organiaztion to give all possible financial assistance toj the Red Cross tion doctors and nurses are working day and night to help Rock Springs return to normal ex The fund now is as follows Previously acknowledged Winters Cypress and Chestnut Churches of Cash 100 Williams Burford Miss Thelma Smith The Associated Press April funu of was sent Friday to Gladys the telephone operator who from an improvis ed telephone in the gave first Information of the tornado which wiped out Rock The fund was collected at a chicken barbecue given last night by the 25 cent com posed of oil Edward Adams 100 Mayfleld McGee and Fuhvller Higgs Acknowledgements in Fridays Reporter Hughes Co Mattle Davis Higsinbotham Williams and Carswell Cash Teachers and Students Cen appeal to the state health depart ment for typhoid antitoxin and 300 doses were gent by express 100 tral Ward Ward Clothing Co Total I I FISH CLOG PIPE By The Associated Press April One intake pipe at the Texas Power and Light plant at Trinidad and caused It to be shut down this week for the flrst All of the dead animals found Jn the debris and the scores of chickens and others killed In theopen were cremated this Death List Stands No changes were made In the death list no additional bodies being found and no deaths reported from any of the many hospitals housing the Injured sur As far as Can bo ascertain ed the death Including all of those who died In hospitals and stands at This does not Include Stedman and her eon who were killed when the community of East 36 miles southeast of here was de stroyed Tuesday night By Universal Service April proclamation was issued tonight by Governor ian Moody appealing to the people of Texas for contribu tions to aid the unfortunate peo See TEXAS Page S Wilson Cabinet Member Will Not Run In 1928 Presidential He Declares By Universal Service April liam Gibbs McAdoo Is not a candi date for the Democratic presi dential nomination in The former secretary of the treasury In the Wilson and the leading candidate for the Demo cratic nomination in 1920 and favors Senator James Reed as the party standard bearer In the event of a compromise In the next The leader of the progressive forces of Democracy regards MIssourlan as the only Democrat behind whom the party can unite and sweep to victory in the White House and in Such were the startling develop ments in the Democratic political situation arising Adoos visit according1 close personal and political friends who conferred with At the same time came word that supporters of Governor Al Smith believe that Reed la the logical choice If a deadlock in the convention renders the nomination of the New York governor im McAdoo came east on a scouting trip for a Democratic For personal reasons he does not wish to enter the field He feels that he reached the zenith of his political popularity in 1924 and that he could not muster the votes necessary to bring about his In the interest of party he does not wish to stand In the way of any candidate who could take his McAdoo la stilt Irreconcilably op posed to the nomination of Al His search for a candidate Is tempered with that viewpoint and unless a compromise candidate with sufficient personality and political following can be brought McAdoo fears that Smith will be nominated after the favor ite sons have been disposed of by the conventlon Death Has Role In Movie Scandal GOVernOr Paroles State Life Termer By Universal Service April ly going blind from chronic eye Governor Dan Moody late today granted a30day parole to Frank serving a life sen tence in the penitentiary for mur to enabio him to have his treated by a Beaumont I saw this maii during my in spection tour of the and It seems that he Is going blind from a chronic eye Treat ment at this time may save his the governor said in his McMURRT WINS April College speakers from propos ing modification of the Vol stead Act to permit the sale of Ifght wines and were awarded a two to one decision of the judges In debate with Drury College here NEWISH PRANKSTEXAS HIIOS CAUSE CHECK SHOWS Mud Hens Stripped Of Dog Infant Carried Three Miles By Farm Family Escapes By The Associated Press April Several hundred mud hens picked of every feather by the a baby carried three miles without a dogs head cut barbed wire nip ped into and a faucet clipped from a water tank were amonf some of the freakish pranks wrought by the winds which played hide andseek over Texus the last few At who owns a farm across the boundaryin toJd of a prank played on the farm of his Enoch He aald the cyclone passed over a lake on which had become the nesting place for mud Fully of the fowls were killed or completely plucked of their He saw one flock camped on the edge of the lake as naked as thougj they had beta jinged by a prairie Feathers were scattered far and wide over the On Gilberts the wind took down a half mile of new splintered the and cut the wire to At Rock Springs a baby was blovn three miles by the wind and let down gently the tornado which destroy ed that town Tuesday In Bell Dee Cox wrapped his wife and children In a mattresi and they found on the side of a nearby in the A dog was found with his body twisted and his head cut off In Bell The only surviving chick on Coxs an old was found with both eyes blown out but A churn and dasher at John Smalleys house were blown into a distant without being broken or knocked Snyder She Wails In Message To Press While Man Wants Death fBy Universal Service NEW April Henry Judd Gray is a cow ard who is trying to hide be hind my This tvas the wail today of Ruth who will go to trial with Gray on Monday for the murder of her Albert At the same time Gray was g for death to end his He told those who saw him today that he is anx ious to have his trial and sen tence over with as quickly as possible so that death will end his ordeaL Writes Statement But Snyder has no hopes or even ideas of paying her ceil Hollywoods newest sensation 1 the slaying of Eddie top a boxer and movlo stunt man in a night club Irene former movlo was questioned after her husband Charlie a picture with the bandages was arrested on Dlgglns died in the arms of Lloyd center film who happened to be a visitor at the night coroners Jury found that Dlgglns had been stabbed to DEATH IS NEAR MAN WHO Succession Of Bloody Trag edies In Life Of Neal who Thursday even ing shot himself and his Jes was on the brink of death last night at the Baptist Neals condition was describ ed as very Neal shot his three times and then sent two bullets Into his own head when she refused to re turn to him after a separation of The shooting took place in a room at the Sims 925 12 South Second which 13 mother of Neal was unconscious early this although Neal was conscious There is no hope for Neals doctors His resistance to death is as one side of his head is virtually shot Five Young Sons The Neals have five sons 4 and who witnessed the and 11 and Walter Buddie Neal has a married John 1309 Cypress Neals first husband was Jack Two of the children said yester day that their father had said that ho ir tended to come here and kill and he said was going to cut Lcroys head off an Woodrow interject All the children except Wilson came here He was at Winters and had not been Inform id of the The Neals had been married for 17 according to Thom the eldest went to Sec ABILENE read in part is a message to my and to people who know me only as the woman whose name has been printed Iii the headlines of every newspaper sinco my hus band met his My name is on everybodys tongue and un doubtedly there are hundreds who accuse me of helping Henry Judd Gray kill my husbandBut I know there are hundreds who refuse to believe the awful things that been said about They realize that because ray name is being dragged In the mud and slime of It is not proof of my All I ask is that the public withhold judgment of me until the jury that will be chosen next week to pass judg ment upon me returns Its I have no fear of the be cause 1 know I am Sneaking Jackal I know Judd Gray Is well any woman knows a I know him better now than I ever did I know that he Is a a sneaking jackal the murderer of my wha Is now trying to hide behind my skirts and is trying to drag down Into the stinking that ha himself willingly wallowed I defy Gray to Disprove his relations with scores of His conscience must be of Iron 1C he has any conscience at Tho women In his life and he reads the Bible what a fantastic life Carroll Displays Recovery Signs By The Associated April watching their patient emerge periodically from the coma which seized him Wednes physicians attending Earl New York theatrical pro tonight announced there seemed no reason why the Improve ment should not continue Carroll will remain In the city hospital as a federal prisoner until his condition warrants his removal Chief Deputy Marshal John Pink ley MrsCarroll who became ill with bronchitis and cold after arriving from New York was still confined to but her physician said her temperature was normal and that was doing satisfac Sy Universal Service April 1 Haw who provided a years free board and lodging at Atlanta for Earl doeint remember whether she was in the famoua bathtub or She said the wine went to her head and that she doesnt remember clearly all that did I did have on even If was In the Miss Hawey has Just returned Jrorn Washington where she filed an affidavit giving an account of so that if possible might aid the ;