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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING THE WEATHER WIST Thurftfjur partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY APRIL NUMBER EATH TOLL MO 1AZ sfs Jfs Texas Good Roads Delegates Meet At Lamesa 3ft 515 SELECTION MOVES SLOWLY IN SNYDER TRIAL L Damon Runyon Believes Gray Will Collapse Be fore Trial Ends Snyder Stoical BY DAMON RUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND April phoned William a publicity to his helpmeet at noon dont wait dinner for It looks as if Ill be away for a few After Young returned to the courtroom in the old red brick and gray stone Queens county courthouse and to a gloomy contemplation of his Ipnely status as Juror 1 in the trial of Ruth Brown Snyder and Henry Judd those erstwhile for the the ladys Albert All a sen siblelooking citizen of sat with his back against the wall ontside the jury watching his fellowLong Islanders pa rade through the box and prob ably hoping the lawyers would get together at least enough of a jury for a game of Young All Alone he was as all alone as Irv at the time Irv wrote that when court ad journed at 6 oclock until tomor You might have thought Young had so remote and aloof from his fellowcitizens did he seem as he sat against the wall waiting for someone to join Eightyseven voters and taxpay ers had passed through the jury box since the trial opened Monday morning and of this crowd iYoung was the sole exhibit of the genus juror with four others wait ing to be examined The attorneys for Snyder exercised their right of peremp tory challenge against four tales men a total of nine for the Snyder side out of their allot ment of the representatives of Henry Judd used the peremptory challenge against five a to tal of while the state chal lenged a total of Young was accepted as Juror 1 at oclock this morn Ing and was escorted out to luncheon at the noon recess by two He was too great a prize to be permitted to roam at He was the fiftyeighth I talesman examined by one or more of the eleven lawyers involved and they couldnt a thing the matter in the seem to find with not even his Health Considered This matter of the health of a prospective juror in the Snyder Gray trial seems to concern some of the attorneys no They asked a number of talesmen just Seo SXYDER TRIAL Page 4 Gentlemen Preferred But not prefer Gentlemen who who advertised a bed room for rent and specified that she preferred rented the room even though her hair happened to be Every day rooms and apart ments are rented here In Abi by just such little want The moro you quicker you tell the Phone 3067 and toll Star Of White Way Play Sex Occupies Cell Of Workhouse Are To Serve Terms Also By The Associated Press JJEW April who starred In the play Sex for 270 nights on the great white tonight sat In a cell in Jeffer son Market prison and con templated nine day stay in the workhouse on Welfare Is serving with a mop or in the workhouse laundry while she gathers material for a At 4 oclock this afternoon Miss with her copro ducer Clarence Morgan and James had completed the first day of a ten day sentence Imposed this morning for stag Ing an obscene The actress was detained in the Jefferson Market prison pending her transfer to the Welfare Island Nineteen actors and act convicted of taking part In the received suspend ed Sex was one of the plays raided In a stage cleanup two ago by the district at torney and the city ACTOR IS HELD ftFTER FATAL BATTLE Musical Comedy Hus band Of Stage Bea ten To Death By The Associated Press April stage and screen hfild for Investigation follow ing the death this morning of Ray musical comedy today told newspaper reporters he and Raymond had engaged in a fist fight after Kelly had admitted he was in love with Raymonds Dorothy Kelly denied he had administer ed a brutal beating which police believe caused the death of Ray He said he had merely punched him several times but hat he had not kicked the and was very much surprised that A heated argument preceded the according to Kellys in the course of which Kelly told Raymond he was in love with the latters Dorothy Raymond demanded that the state ment be This Kelly re fused to The fist fight Kelly witnessed only by Miss Mackays negro maid and Ray monds fouryearold whose last film appear ance was In the picture The Poor Nut was said to be in such a ner vous condition he was able to say Raymond was taken to the hos pital about midnight in a state of Chief of Detectives Herman Cline said he The actor died early today without regaining A death certificate assigning natural causes was sign ed and the body sent to undertak ing Cline ordered Its removal to the county morgxie for an immediate He aald the body was covered with bruises and that he had been informed Raymond had been severely beaten while lying unconscious on the floor during the Miss Mackay was reported in a state of nervous collapse and under the care of a Kelly had recently appeared In support of Eddie Canter in the film Special and also In the picture Slide Kelly BURT ELECTED By The Associated Press April The entire non partisan city ticket was elected In Tuesdays Ban being mayor over John by a vote of to The total vote was a little larger than that cast in the first primary a month April bank last Friday when he resisted four rob bers who held him up and took a Love Climaxed By Now Revealed In New York Court Election On Proposed Bond Issue In Young County Is Called By Commissioners Special To The News April Formation of a highway asso ciation for State Highway 83 from Albany to the New Mexico line loomed here late today following a meeting of 150 delegates representing Semi Seagraves Ar tesia and At the afternoon Judge Dixie KilgOre Judge Gordon made the welcome ad The response was by The history of 83 high way wasreviewed by Judge Owen Thomas of Judge Connell and both of spoke on the goal of this Lind told of its Donaldson Speaks In the round table Donaldson of with the state highway prom ised a tentative designation west of Lamesa in a Mann of Thrane of Snyder and Judge Horace Holly of Snyder and Roberts of were Victor Minter and Mc the latter custodian of the Carlsbad described the beauties and magnificence of the scenic Tonight the delegations were en tertained by the Chamber of Com merce at a banquet at the Metho dist The formation of the association was The new highway will be thoroughly adver tised and designation secured if The route has been pro claimed 103 miles shorter between Fort Worth and El Paso than the April commissioners court of Young county today ordered an election to be to determine whether or not bonds be issued to the extent of for the purpose of improving the highways and later al roads In Young The court set May 23 as the date of Chambers Active This action came as a result several months work on the part of various citizens throughout the county and upon the recommenda tion of the chambers of commerce from Newcastle and Gra In event the Issue carries ery district within the county will be materially The sum allotted to designated highways amounts to with ihw bal ance to apply on lateral That part of the state highway In Young county between Wichita Falls and Breckenridge will be hard surfaced in event issue car Both of these highways will be bnilt of best construction and will greatly relieve the present handicap in crossing Young coun A very extensive system of lat eral roads reaching every material community center is taken care of by the proposed By The Associated Press April convicted with Tom Ross in Lubbock county of murder after the slaying of two cattle inspectors and sentenced to 99 years in the today filed applica tion with the governors office for a furlough In order that he may visit a brother claimed to be seri ously Good recently recaptured in Oklahoma after he escaped from a unit of the Texas The plea probably will not be It WM Service Transmitted by Wires Jndd Gray and Albert photographed after their Murder of Albert New York magazine termed by authorities as coldblooded a crime as the imagination could is charged in the Long Island courts to and Henry Judd Gray who are pictured Snyder was beaten over the head with a window sash then garroted with picture He vras attacked as he in his own Snyder and corset both detectives Gray revealed an Illicit love affair between Snyder and and said they spent weeks plotting to do away with her according to the They are on trial Young Amarillo Attorney Will Be Treated For Tuberculosis By The Associated Press April tu bercular hospital tomorrow will admit Otis young Amarillo five months after he left a sick bed in Amarillo to come to the defense of his young Re becca Bradley Rogers of who is charged with having robbed the Buda National and with Rogers was sent to the tubercu lar sanitarium at Kerrville accompanied by his to whom he was married here nearly two years and by Joe Eck his The young lawyers condition was traced directly by physicians to his act in coming to Austin from Amarillo when he was against the advice of his While the husband waits In the Kerrville his 22year old although she is quoted as saying she will remain as Rogers will be facing a possible prison July 17 she is sched uled to go to trial in San Marcos on a charge of single and the Buda National Bank last May she is to appear In Williamson where an in dictment charging her with setting fire to a vacant building in Round Rock a day or two before the bank robbery is scheduled to be called for HELENA BANK ROBBED The Associated Press April robber held up the East Helena Stato bank took in currency and escaped after lock Ing two bank employes in the Successor To Splawn At University Is Still Unnamed By The Associated Press April definite Intimation was available tonight regarding a possible suc cessor for who resigned last night as president of the University of with some criticism of the political system governing appointments and resig nations of the university vccrents and its bearing on the presidents tenure of The board of ac cepted Splawns today decided to pass over the scheduled confirmation of Liitlefield as football coach and George Koe gan of Notre Damp as basketball pending outcome of an in vestigation of the university ath letic A committee of throo headed by Holliday of El Paso was au thorized to Investigate athletic af fairs and report back to the June regent Splawn today denied Intima tions that his resignation may have been Inspired partly by over the athletic administration of Director which pre cipitated disagreement at the re gents Ed Wichita Falls mem ber of the declared he op posed examining university pro fessors like criminals after the regents had called several faculty members and students to testify as to circumstances in Belmonts administration preceding the ath letic councils failure to reappoint Stewart as football Many Unreported Victims Have Died On Isolated Miss Roberts And Burns Say Actual casualties from the Rock Springs tornado already amount to more than 80 dead and 100 badly according to Miss Lois Roberts and Bill Burns of Del who arrived here yesterday from the stricken Citizens of the little Edwards county who lost loved April After forcing bank employes of the First National bank to lie on the two men today robbed the bank of cyclone of last week arebeing flred with determination to rebuild their homes and return to normal exis tance mainly through encourage ment being received from fellow declared Miss a student In Abilene Christian Col who had an aunt and cousin to die in the with another cousin so badly Injured that she is expected to If tt were net fr that has come from neltf ing tovms and the money belnpr sent from all ports of I believe those suffering peo ple would just give she Check Impossible Bill the former major league baseball who now operates a hunting preserve in containing arrived In Abilene Irte Shes Over The Reporter and News Cross relief fnnd for Rock Springs stood last night at or nearly n hundred dollars over the mini mum goal fixed for prosperous and liappy As long as there is a giver these two papers and the Red Cross will gratefully receive the gift and make proper ac Make checks payable to treas and mail to him at the Central State Bank of The Red Cross Is handling the and Free is chair man of the Taylor County lie worked for several days in Rock Springs with a party from Del like Miss declared that the casualty lists carried in news dispatches have not contain ed thenames of all the dead and seriously InjuredVictims were carried to San Del to ranch houses and email towns and are eo scatter ed that accurate check of the victims is almost they I saw Impressions of human bodies printed in blood on the walls of brick and concrete build ings that were only partially You can see the bloody forms of those bodies as plainly as if they had been painted in declared worth He said that fully of bedding and cash was sent from Del Rio to Rock New Tragedies Miss Roberts reported that many Mexicans killed have not been re ported and that many terrible tragedies are coming to light Babies left alone In theworld and forever marked by dozens maimed for many others lingering between life not knowing whether loved ones are dead or these are some of the of the storm es reported by Miss She said that her who camo from Del Rio with one of the first relief told her that after working all night in the town taking dead anti injured from half dozen babies outaldo tho city limits some others not even Duo to the early confusion and thefact that the screeching gale carried bodies In every of many families are yet See ROCK SPRINGS Pafe 3 FORTYTWO DIE IN ILLINOIS CYCLONE OEVEII KILLED IN SOUTH OKLAHOMA TWISTER Approximately Homeless Along Mississippi River Following Floods Levees Crumble Before Onslaughts Of Seething Waters Fast Special Trains Carrying Relief To Stricken Cit ies Of Southwest Four Killed In Texas Cyclonic storms and torrential rains continue to the Tornadoes that have swept taking an appalling toll of life and vented new fury in Northeastern Illinois yesterday according to news dispatches to The Morning 42 persons were killed and scores are The renewing their onslaughts of the last two weeks in Western Kansas and yes terday added sixteen more deaths to the heavy toll of tornadoes and freak In Choctaw eleven persons lost their West Texas did not escape loss of Two the young daughters of a farmer near were drowned when the car in which they were riding was swept from a flooded bridge into a swollen The iutystcond victim of Bock Springs tornado of a Miss Delafina died The numher of homeless as a of the great Mississippi river floods was variously estimated at from to Levees were weakening and crumbling everywhere between Memphis and By Universal Service April Refugees from the great flood sweeping down the Mississippi valley poured Into concentra tion ctunps by the hundreds Tile number of home less tonight was variously esti mated nt from to Ijcvees were weakening and crumbling everywhere between Memphis and The Francis river valley was being converted Into a great Inland due to a break JM the Johns near Now The New Madrid levee was near the breaking The district being flooded is ap proximately 100 miles long and 40 miles It Is a rich farming with 25 or 30 towns and Many of these towns are already standing in Refugees from them are being concentrated at Forest which stands above the flood danger These towns and villages have an aggregate population of approximately Among the larger are Brinlc with Marked 500 and New Moved To Safety Refugees were being moved to places of safety due to Im passible The country is al ready flooded with from two to three feet of Automobile traffic is at a standstill and only horse drawn vehicles can be In most of thr villages the tops of houses are expected to remain above according temporary In New Madrid the water will be at least seven feet Heavy rains throughout the flood district and to the north caused grave concern Fresh the Ar kansas and other streams that empty Into the Mississippi above At where the flood as boen threatening for several days the levees were reported still holding firm but water back of the levees had Increased in The town was practically cut off from outside communica tion except by The crest of the flood is atlll above It is passing south ward clowly and Is expected to reach here late this Mem on a high Is In no dan Many refugees will be cared for An alarming feature of the flood approaching from the north in Sea FLOODS 1 fBy The Associated Press April a straight line through six central Illinois a scries of tornadoes and line sqnalls this afternoon brought death to upwards of two score Injury to two hundred others ami left scores In a dozen communities Uncertainty colored all re ports and rise to belief further reports may the fatality and Injury figures or eliminate some names from the list of Where damage was heaviest wires are and definite reports arc available only from those who are penetrating the territory over treestrewn ami water soaked by horse and Among the communities report ing fatalities were Buffalo eight three thirteen two one four killed and sight Mount onekilled and two six two one The freak storm started at tha Mississippi and was described by weather bureau officials as series of line squalls as distinguish ed from a School children were among tha chief sufferers In todays Three were reported to havebeen killed or Injured when the storm wrecked rural schools according to fragmentary Small Towns Hit The for the most struck small towns of 200 or 300 then descended again on villages and hamlets further Besides the loss of heavy property damage was but tho damage did not approach the of thetornado of two years when upwards of 800 persons were killed In the southern part of tha Buildings wore ireeji and wire communications with thestricken districts virtually were cut off for several Within an hour after first re ports of the loss of Ufo camefront the stormswept relief measures ware under First aid was br volunteer as statants who the dam See BTORMS 4 ;