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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THt WlATHtR much tn by Thursday night Friday rifling In VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY APRIL NUMBER 198 MISSISSIPPI FLOO Three Selected InNew York Love Murder Trial HEAVY RAINS DAMAGE CENTRAL WEST TEXAS CROPS Woman Writer Of Indiana Is Sought Clyde Are Hit By Downpours Of Hail And Rain Growing crops in many parts of Central West Texas were damaged last night by driving rain and high winds that in some localities reached ialmost cyclonic No casualties or material property damage from the storms that whisked over practically all ebmmunities had been reported early this While Abilene received rain fall estimated two and Haw received rain and hail varying from light showers to near shortly after 6 oclock night a terrific gale that for a few minutes reached a speed more than 50 miles an hour screeched damage to tearing limbs from trees and blowing down large Two Hour iXotvirfaU Xo rain fell here until after 8 The storm broke in a blind ing sheet of with very light hail and The preci pitation continued for two A half dozen large mesquite trees on the Abilene Christian Col lege campus were completely strip ped of A giant cottonwood tree in the yard of Ike North First and Mulberry was a large hole being torn in the It was one of the tallest shade trees in the Two small dwellings in the east ern part of town were blown off Elizabeth Stout Kerri former Indianapolis has been miss ing from her home at since February Rela tives fear she became a victim of Dozen Seriously Hurt May Die Following Twister In Centra Sections Of State Officials Reqard Crime As Most Atrocious On Record MEXICO April eral forces will be rushed into the Guadalajara district to round up and punish a bandit sang of 500 who locked the burned the trains and killed nearly 100 pas sengers on the GuadalajaraMexico City There were no American passen gers aboard the train which figured the foundations and badly dam in without injury to most A stone block fell from the roof Its something to be humor about but around 6 oclock yesterday in high winds with ther threat of danger to life and caused scores of frightened Abileniana to hold vinions of Hock Springs and tornado Residential streets were filled with anxious citizens peering at the Several in the downtown business districts alter the first noisy wind climbed on top of building in efforts to secure a warning ot the possible is regarded here as the crime of its kind on According to the in of the sevenstory Alexander build formation reaching here the bandit army stopped the tran about 100 miles east of Guadalajara about seveji oclock last They met with resistancefrom fifteen federal soldiers acting as a guard for the In the sharp battle which ensued all the soldiers were The mob then locked the pas sengers in thecars and set fire to shooting to death every passenger attempting to escape from the burning It was reported that on leaving Guadalajara thetrain carried 15 130 second class pas 40 first class passengers and Pullman By The Associated Press MEXICO April office ol President Calles announc in the middle of Pine j ed this afternoon that it had re ceived reports that three Catholic one o whom was close to Archbishop Jimenez Y Orozo headed the outlaws who attacked the Guadalajara Mexico City train last i Damage Slight In Two Small Abilene Blazes Only slight damage was incurred yesterday in two alarms to which were answered by the Abi lene fire At an automobile at South Eighth and Sayles Boulevard was dam aged to a slight The sec ond was a grass fire on North Third and Mesquite ut COLD WAVE HERE Temperature in Abilene droppsd 26 degrees from noon to midnight A cold norther follow ed last nights the mercury reading 54 degrees at 1 At noon temperature was 79 The cold wave is expected to reach the lower Mississippi valley barely missing several At 9 yesterday Sweetwater was the only city within 60 miles of Abilene that not received some rain or Bradshaw and Ovalo reported light rain and Coleman had a good with some Winters had received a light Ehower at 9 Merkel reported a good with considerable Baird reported very hard wind with a heavy Clyde received more inch of Cisco reported a heavy was still falling at Stamford reported at 10 that more than an inch of rain hnfl fallen and that the downpour was than an Telephone points along communication to the Wichita Valley rairoad demoralized for more than two hours beginning at 8 Rumors of a storm in southern Callahan county weve not Thero was no telephone communi ation with but residents in torrential rains wero falling last night before the Denton community reported the advancing fall of temperature that no property damage was inthroughout by the high Texas and By The Associated Press April Turning from the task of search ing the trail of yesterdays wind storm for further and relief to the stricken communities of Central Illinois prepared to bury the 22 persons struck down by the wind in yesterdays Death waited outside hospital doors tonight where lay a dozen or more of the more seriously injur Many of them maimed by fly ing or crushed under col lapsing buildings are expected to Flood water from storms and augmented by heavy rainfall which accompanied the blow hampered the work of reliefpar ties and representatives of state agencies which sought to ascertain the extent of property It is expected the damage will reach Recovering from their harrow ing experiences of vivet coday able to recJiint graphically what happened in the storm gener al merchandise proprietor of sitting on the front porch of his store saw a cloud that looked like a yellow sheet As he ruminated that it looked like it contained a shrieking noise filled the Couldnt Move Just as I stepped inside and started to close the door the front porch went clattering down the Hughes I couldnt move and it was a good thing I couldnt as the south wall caved in and then the north the roof toppling on The foor frame saved Anna Masterson of was standing beside a large stove when the walls and roof of her home tumbled The stove held up heavy beams and the woman escaped and teller of the bank at Corn land were in the vault when the storm They did not hear the noise of destruction anil emerged to find the town in By The Associated Press April tornado injured one and wrecked fifteen houses here late Overstreet was reported to have been Approach Seen who lives said the funnelshaped cloud was seen approaching for fifteen min utes before it Nearly all of the inhabitants rushed to storm cellars where they remained until after the danger had A torrential rain came after the twister and was reported to have been general throughout the By The Associated Press LITTLE April families were believed to night to have drowned on the Flynn plantation in Pulaski coun 12 miles east of Little They were warned to but were said to have remained in their Neighbors heard screams later in the night as the water crept into the LITTLE April ten inches of fell within a few hours today at Ben 30 miles south of A Missouri Pacific railroad bridge near there was washed street paving was torn up and the Hot Springs pike washed out for a distance of 200 Water had crept into many By Universal Service SPRING April Relief work for tornado and flood sufferers in Illinois was well under way A bill appropriating for Immediate relief was introduced into the state senate when it con vened by Senator Word was received here that the city council in Chicago had been Homeless In Seven States By The Associated Press States Missouri and and to lesser extent Tennessee and Estimated area or Estimated Persons directly or Lives more than dozen known Property but far into the millions of Worst with most of its lowlands in Persons homeless in of Cities hardest Pine Little Bock and number smaller Epidemics Threaten Other in two Arkansas refugee camps rail traffic and wire commuaication demoralized cities cut off from the outside schools closed and threatened breaks of other levees on major streams in the Relief Red Cross state and city government cooperating in rescuing establish ing camps and caring for National guard members American Legion and Boy Scouts doing police and guard Flood Eecords Broken higher stages forecast as cloudbursts and heavy principally in added more water to that already in River stages at many places already highest on Probable Orleans weather bureau estimat i ed from two to before flood waterswill pass ffiat i Hi Pet Canine Brushes Against Paint Three Dead As Aftermath Aged Reclusn Shoots Two Be Accused Is Branded As BlackHearted Murderess By Attorney Brother Of Slain Man For Mercy In Defendants Behalf See ILIJLN CIS STORM Page 4 T v i i Actor indicted by By Universal Service April to keep Florence Stokes confession from the just completed jury that is to try her for shooting and killing1 James her failed here The state is demanding the death Despite charges she made to Judge William Avhile the jury was that the confession had been ob tained by and that the twelve pistol gun swab and book of instructions on the use of the revolver found her room were taken by the court ruled against Tlirv for Murder The Prosecution brought evi j AUI i dence before the judge to show that she had confessed shooting Glennon and that no efforts to influence her were Eleven Are Fathers This effort by defense counsel followed the completion of the Only one of the twelve wellto j do and sedate jurors is not a fath The state will prove thatFlor ence Stokes is a blackhearted lit tle Assistant States Attorney John Holman We will prove that this was cold blooded and premeditated Hanging that girl wont bring Jimmy the brothers of James Clcnpon My mother doesnt want to see the girl get the death Richard Glennon went But we all want justice film was indicted for first degree murder following i a grand jury investigation here today of the death of Ray Ray musical comedian actor who died yesterday after beat by ing admittedly administered the screen The inclictiiient voted within a few minutes after Raymonds Dorothy stage actress had collapsed in the grand jury She crumpled in the witness chair after admitting that she had been with Kelly a short time before the fatal The actress was carried out of the room and medical aid was sum Physicians had scarcely revived her when the actress learned of the grand jurys action and col lapsed outside the jury She struck her head on the tile floor of the corridor and was tempo rarily Half Way Mark Is Hit In Yale Drive By The Associated Press April university has raised in its endowment cam paign for a greater but not bigger it was announced tonight at the conclusion oL the round theworld dinner held The committee said that the was represented by actual cash on hand or in pledges and that had been contributed by students on cam Jilted For Another According to members of the Glennon family Florence was James Glennons firs They went about together for a year or Then James became engag ed to Marie and when he gave her an engagement Flor ence sent a card threatening his William another brother stated Ill get you on the said It was Red The card came last MEETING PLANNED April proposal to hold a national po litical convention In the nations capital next year for the first time was advanced today by Sen ator democratic national from Judd Grays Mother In Court Again While Snyder Is Deserted By Friends BY DAMON RUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND April would be as tonished at the prevalence of conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death pen alty among the citizens of the good old county of It amounts to an It is one of the things that is keeping jurors out of the box in the trial of Ruth Sny der and Henry Judd Out of one of twelve talesmen summoned this afternoon ten waggled their fingers in the air when Jim a youth ful assistant district of darkish masculine pulchri tude and a SOTV said Object If any of you have consci entious scruples against the in fliction of the death please raise your As they they were followed by the longing eyes of two gentlemen who sat with their backs against the wall to one side of Justice Scudders These gentlemen were Jurors 1 and a companion for William the juror acquired yester day having been netted Juror 2 is Charles a landscape He is Cl years old and Meissner was accepted by all bands at this At f lie manifested the reluctance jury service that seems to e common to Long as far as the SnyderGray case is but Justice Scudder took pTrt in tho examination of the landscape garrlner and kindly admonished him ns to his duty ns a so Meissners reluctance Juror Is Chosen It was nearly 5 oclock before he monotony of their solitude wns broken by the appearance among or perhaps I should say between of Harry a from In a to be Kramer joined the boys against tho wall as Juror and jurors 1 and 2 commenced to find themselves a bit Kramer is a 35 years old and lie ha three He is a stocky pleasantlooking was Talesman Xx 140 and nearly six hours elapsed be tween his selection and tho ac ceptance of Juror 2 in the Perhaps Edgar Tales man summed up the senti ment of bis fellowLong Islanders when he said he was loo tender hearted to serve as a juror in this Peggy In Court Among those who came to peer at the proceedings today was the wellknown grass Hopkins Mourner SoandSo who sat nt a press table as a representative of the Daily Mir possibly In her capacity as an expert husband She arrived In a glittering limousine as large as a sightseeing bus and of foreign said to have been a birthday though what birthday was not She gave tho crowd of women and little children assembled in front of the court house a The psychologists and philoso phers who are studying tho trial were distinctly flustered as Peggy the You know Peggy is a like Sny A natural of though scientists hold that all blondes aro She was really quite tho sen sation ot tho Tho embattled lawyers peered at her no lit tlo no what a boon she has been to their gM SNYDIuR TRIAL A By Im versa Service April men are dead here because a small the pet of an aged recluse brushed against some fresh John took his customary walk this mornlngr accompanied by his pet dog The dog brushed against the newly painted service station of Joseph Mancebo and smear ed the Mancebo at tempted to strike the Failla He purchased rifle and He filed six shots at but all went A cook in a nearby restau rant was killed when heat tempted to wrest the gun from the enraged Mancebo fled to his home and barricaded himself Constable Rasmussen was killed when he attempted to enter his Faillas mad frenzy came to tin end when Constable James Sullivan sent a bullet Into his Ramsey Trial At Austin Nea ring By The Associated Press April major witnesses today were called iij in the aijalSiSt ionttver Representatives Dale of Bonham and Moore of charged with accepting a bribe to influencepending legis lation scheduled to go to trial Monday district court Subpoenaes were Issued for Hanger Captains Tom Hickman and Frank who arrested the two exsolons Hous ton newspaper man whose testi mony before a house Investigating committee figured In tho subse quent expulsion of Dale and Moore Charles Austin court who took the investi gating Captains Hamer and now in will be required to leave their posts Prosecuting testimony before the house was that with Moores accepted a planted bribe of from Cham Houston to aid in defeating a measure proposing to tax stationary In troduced in the tOh legislature by Little Rock Confronted With Drinking Famine As Workmen Abandon City Plant By The Associated Press April menace of flood disaster in the Lower Mississippi valley rew tonight as Arkansas felt anew the grip of the swelling waters and guardians of de fense in another state along the river doubled their efforts to save lives and Hurdling the levee at Claren the White river early today surged through that town of inhabitants and chang ed its streets into foaming whirlpools where animals and swaying houses were tossed about in Reports of loss of life to tardy residents of the lower sec tions Trent unconfirmed until relief agencies could explore American Sailors Kill Nicaraguans By Tho Associated Press April Arntrican bluejackets came into armed conflict this afternoon with a band of 50 men wearing red hat bands and carrying a red After a brief engagement the reds retreated leaving three wero no casualties among tho Defying the orders of tho Unit ed States prohibiting fighting within yards of a the banfTaUemptei to take the village of The attacking forc es were opposed by twenty four iosoltcga is near ChS where fighting was en gaged in last One Liberal was killed in iho fighting at Na Conservative forces are ing along the railroad in tho hope of clearing out the Liberal MisTrial Forecast In Ford Libel Case April Declaration of a mistrial tomor row morning was the inevitable oniling for Aaron Sapiroa 000 libel against Henry Ford forseen tonight when Sapiro and his chiof oi William Henry agreed that they could not oppose the part of the four point defense motion alleging a woman juror had granted a news paper The other three that the Cora mis stated her husbands and that she had falfjoly she had no interest in the and that Hoffman conversed with a Kiel who was alleged to have been on friendly terms with were termed by Sapiro and Gallagher a perfect Arkansas Suffers Driven by a break in the Arkan sas river northwest of Little the flood chargei down in a diminishing wall upon tho town of Levy and moved on to widtn the inundated area In North Little across the stream the The Little Rock municipal water plant was abandoned late Three or four days supply of water remained in the Later a refreshed crew of work men was recruited and rushed bark to occupy the plant In a continuing battle to hold Along the hundred mile Francis river between New and inhabitants of a score of towns and of farms were making prepara tions for the advancing which moved southward through a j rrovasse in the Johns bayou I From New an un j happy tho overflow was j moving through tho valley of tho Little Bib Lakeand a drain age ditch toward the Francis proper at Marked Preparedness Made Preparedness was announced in towns of tho StFrancis valley Local communities were providing shelter nd food for who brought In their live stock and movcable poods the lotrom Authorities believed that had been exagger ated and that amplemeans were available to meet Several days will they point od before the waters will add materially to the present stages on tho The levofs of the Mississippi were reported holdinsr tonight from Cairo south to Rnisirc and tho wall wero beinpr done at New Hick in tho Helena area and alonp tho western flank of Bolivar Hicknnn and southward alone the Ilcolfoot levee into Ten tho keepers of tho dikei toiled on placincr reinforce ments n nd watching the ton of tho where waves at in tervals over iho Steamers Checked Major Donald on trineer in charge of Memphis levee dispatched peremp tory orders lato today to masters of two large river billows from which were roportod to menaced tho levee lino south of Hick By authority of tho secretary of the chief engineer mos snirod by you arehereby directed to down at lens and keep as far away from tho levee line as More than 400 men from TTk and RUlge were patrolling the Rwl foot reinforced by one com pany of Tennessee national guard stationed at danger were reported still rising along Lake river at MOTORS reached Sec FtvOB MENACE Pace ;