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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE NEWS THE WEATHER WIST TEXAS Friday fair warmtf In noftli portlMt wtfffitn VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY APRIL ARKANSAS FLOODS CLAIM LIVES OF 21 X X X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X fSweetwater Sheriff Vindicated By Nolan Grand Jury X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X MAN HELD HERE IS INDICTED FOR COLEMAN KILLING One Arrested In Pittsburgh Theft Former Now Un r der 15Year Sentence f Was Identified by Widow Of Slain Man Apr who is in jail at was indicted late to day by the local grand jury for murder in connection with killing of Mitchell here January Wells was arrested here two months ago by Deputy Sheriff Whaley and Policeman Brit tian and charged with assault to murder a negro man in a difficulty Cedar Creek in the eastern outskirts of He was tried at the last term of 104th district acted as his own and was giv en the maximum penalty of 15 ye1 in the I wife of the slain went to Abilene late in March in with Cplejn officers on being taken Tiler fore Wells in his jail shrieked an identification of him as the slaser of her then faint ed into the arms of a deputy The indictment comes after long deliberation of the grand which followed exhaustive investi gations by officers throughout West The killing of Mitch who was well known through Coleraan created in tense excitement Several suspects had been carried before Mitchell prior to her visit to but she had declared that none of them was the man who shot her Shot By Mitchell was shot down in his store by a man who entered with drawn ordered his wife and small to hold up their When Mitchell mofved if to strike at the hijacker with broom that was in his one shot was killing him almost Wells escaped January from the Harlem prison Film Actor Accused By Coroners Jury By The Associated Press LOS April film actor stood charged to night by both coroners jury and grand jury with having killed Ray a musical comedy In a fist fight caused by Kellys attentions to Dorothy actress wife of Following the grand jurys In Aictment of Kelly for murder made ths coroners jury today charged that Raymond died day as the result of an encounter In which Kelly was the Its verdict stated that death was superinduced by hypostatic pneu monia following a hemhorrage on the right side of the The jury recommended that further In restlgation be made by the district attorneys office and By The Associated Press April bHrace of Travis is In seeking the arrest of George former county judge and justice of the who is charged in this county with theft by Burleson is expected return here Friday Todays Special Grocery stores arc not the wily who have The Reporter offers to run your Want Ad Friday after noon and as one providing the ad is phoned in by 12 Just twelveword ad will only cost you 15c per Phone your ad in NOW for The longer your ad runs the cheaper the IS ELECTED IN Paul Jaworski of Detroit wa arrested following the pay roll robbery in Pittsburgh in which nine bandits a roac with dynamite and blew up two follow recovered 000 buried on a MUEL BANDIT BY MEXICANS Catholic Priests Believed To Have Been Involved In Massacre By Thf Associated Press MEXICO April arge forces of federal troops aid ed by airplanes are scouring the country in the state of Jalisco in an endeavor toround up the bandits or revolutionists who attacked a uadalajaraMexico City train and brutally slaughtered at least 100 passengers and soldier uards and 60 there is speculation here as to the eaders of tlie murderous The government charges that the outrage was committed by Catholic and some of the sur vivors who have reached Mexico 2ity assert that many in the attack ng party cried viva Cristo Rey Long live Christ the and declared the Catholic priests were among the This is denied by persons closely identified with the Catholic who hotly resent the governments definite assertion that the Catholic episcopate directed the outrage and that priests were among the lead ers In the The whereabouts of the dignitar es of the episcopate is a closely juarded secret in Catholic or there is considerable fear of overnment punishment if anything s said offensive to the The earlier reports that from five to seven American were aboard the train are not substantiated in nfornxation reaching the United States an A merican for many resident n and Es De ice president of the Banco De who is a naturalized Ameri can are apparently the only Ameri cans on the train when it was at who have reached Mexico Survivors reaching Mexico City Stimated that at least twenty chil dren from infanta to ten years of age were killed in the second class Jurors Discharged In FtJVorth Case FORT April Jury in the Julia Brooks murder case was dtscharg d this afternoon after it had de Iberated 25 and one half hours vlthout reaching a Brooks was charged with ettling her Foy aa he lay asleep In his home on the night Of last February The de 8OOWERS WIX By Associated Preps April The Jnlverslty of Oklahoma ran away rom Washington University in a Missouri Valley dual track meet winaiat Runyon Predicted Final Selection By Thursday Snyder In More Cheerful Mood BY DAMON BUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND April We know now just about the type of men the sinful Kuth is willing to let pass on the question of whether she shall j live or We know that by the men who now sit with their backs against the faded wall in the cavernous old courtroom in Long Island accepted as jurors in the trial of Sny der and her feeble brother in Judd They are patiently awaiting tfie addition to their ranks of enough of their fellowcitizens of the county of Queens complete the My to is that this will be by tomor row Then The Show Starts Then the state will proceed to he unwinding of Its gory tale of how Albert husband of his icylooking woman with the marble was butchered in his sleep by his wife and the rabbitty Ittle corset In a statement by Justice Townsend Scudder in adjourning court at this makes my guess a Justice Scudder said to the attorneys all due the court must inform you that the Jury must be selected tomorrow If we have to sit through the next We have exhausted the which is why we adjourn Two hundred and fortyeight alesmen had been examined when Justice Scudder made state with but seven jurors select men who eat against the They are Seven Selected Foreman William land scape un 4 Albert ex These jurors are mainly wellfed looking men of what I would call the solid citizen VIost of them are married and hlrefore presumably of home Some have I fould say a composite of the tem eraments would give up I judge thia from manner In which they lined up against the vail behind thegrave figure of ustice some of them in uminative attitudes from which hey rarely A general strangely enough f the poor art editor slaughtered n his bed that horrible night ome four weeks yet I could them MrsSnydera type of uror In the sense that she seemed o add her opinion to that of her See SNYDER TRIAL Page 4 ACCUSER TWA IUMEREI IS KETERAKTEXASIAIIHINTER Robert Blake Held For Slaying Of West Texas Auto Dealer While EnrouteTo Home From Business Trip In Abilene Long Chase Ends By Universal Service FOET April Frank famous Texas man again got his man today when he ar irested Robert connection with a murder at after trailing him through ten states and two Canadian Fred Tulia automobile was shot and killed in and a companion whom he had given a lift in his car has been sought since that Norfleet took up the trail when county officers gave up search for the f Norfleet sprang into promi jnence in 1920 for his nation t wide pursuit of six confidence men who fleeced him out of a j Pardoned By One by one the unlmpos ranchman tracked down his men until they were either dead or behind bars for long The sixth of the group Letdown In Morals 0 Young People Allege By Judge Smith Befor Grand Jurors Stocky Rancher Of West Texas Unable to Quell Longing For Criminal Chase Frank Norfleet Just cant settle was pardoned from the Texas pen itentiary by Governor Marlam Ferguson while serving a term of eight Norfleets pursuit led The atocky Hale county lhc of during his relentless pursuit of the fake stock market gang that tapped him for in Fort found himself able to car ry on by dwelling on the thought his work was he could return to his ranch and spend the rest of his life in quiet retirement with his wife and fam But having trained Its klelg lights on refused o let him Since the successful termination of his great manhunt the leading detective agencies of America to say nothing of baffled sheriffs and chiefs of police have called on him for assistance in run ning down For Norfleets quest of the stock market gang gave him an ac quaintance among the and a knowledge of their habits and never before or since possessed by any American peace Always on the Go Consequently he has remained In the business of capturing fugitives from The beautiful brick home he built last year for j The money was found Norfleet and their on hls Friends of Conner to the sunny shores of through the treacher ous everglades of and Into nearly every state in the By The Associated Press April Fred in connection with whose death Robert Blake is being returned to from Fort following his arrest last night by Frank Nor was slain on the highway between Plainview and Kress i Thursday July while he was enrouteto his home at Tulia from His body was found early In the morning just ort the highway and his abandoned car was found headed op posite direction from which Conner is supposed to have been The slain man was an auto mobile dealer of accord ing to his statement to friends where ho had his car serviced the evening of the night he was he had been to Abilene to trade and had on his personWhen his car was serviced he was accompanied by a young whom he said he had picked up on the highway near Special To The News SWEETW Texas Fathers and mothers in genera were severely arraigned in dis trict court here this afternoo for the noticeable let down in the morals of the youn people of today at a gram jury report to District Jndg Fritz Smith as an aftermat of the investigation he ordere into the conduct of the sher iffs Sheriff Jack Yar broughs office was Aindical ed in the jury Judge Smiths charge in par said It is being charged upon your streets that your sherif on their farm near has been seen but rarely by the master of the It was but natural that the officers of Swisher coun following the murder of Fred would call on their distin guished neighbor For Tulia is onf ly 30 miles from Plainview for If Norfleet finally will round out for him a life of mag nificent Norfleet not meet the pop ular conception of the successful He is a little mild of soft of and places the most im plicit trust in every chance ac All of has been an asset rather than a for his ingratiating ways win confi dence and he rarely ever parts from an acquaintance without learning all about Norfleets public service has taken all of his time since Decem ber of He was worth when the stock market gang put him into the manhunting busi ness today he is in very moderate His beautiful acre ranch in Hale county was sold last year to meet his at a sacrifice that amounted to confis He Ss the soul of honor and has paid bis debts dollar for i here say they can Snspccts Held Several suspects were picked up in various parts of the state im otfeit to your community to investigate thoroughly and if you fine your sheriff has violated the aw return an indictment with out Blackmail Btisy Human nature loves scandal It has become an easy matter to blackmail an It Is a shame the plight and turn politics have taken in If you find the sheriff has not violated the law then do not permit his useful ness as an officer or a citizen to be Sheriff Jack Yarbrough was vin dicated after an exhaustive inves We find no the grand jury report In criminating Sheriff Yarbrough with any violation of We express our belief in his absolute after which the report turned its attention to the mora laxity of youth and the alleged responsibility of parents for that Youth Advanced We desire to call attention o the citizens to the noticeable let down in the morals of many young It The youth of today is very much ad vanced in thought over a genera identify his tion or two he thinks ahead of his more especial ly with respect to matters of sex and Boys and girls of ten der age have appeared before us mediately following the some not even of high school age but all were subsequently Hale county who tracked is one of the most widely known men In the and leading rolo a few years ago in man hunt which extended throughout the United States and two foreign countries after he was fleeced out of in a fake oil swindle by seven confidence men then oper who have already begun their rec ords of petty If such acts continue eventually there develops the confirmed One difficulty encountered in the correction of wrong doing is the fact that officers and teach ers have not the proper coopera tion from To the mother the child is too near perfection for ating out of Fort All of her to believe that the daughter the group except one are now In the one having died in the stripes of a YOUTH IDENTIFIED By The Associated Press FORT today identified the body of the young found mangled on the tracks of the Texas and Pa cific railway here Wednesday morning us that of his Young who was 17 years left Mcrkel Tnes day his father could sidestep or the son be dis Home Training Officers may be thoroughly ef ficient but they can not compel the public to do Real train ing for citizenship should begin in the The parent has a responsibility that can not be shifted to pastor or offi A congenial home where mother love where dad is trusted and and where Gods word has a prominent is the best environment for your BILLY A COMEMAI SAYS RECTOR Boy Of 15 Better Fitted To Discuss Old Time Religion Than Vaudeville Actors Minister Tells By Universal Service April Sunday is an eccentric Almee McPhersons main stock In trade is a lot of free advertising gained In her court Uldine although only Md ia tlM hth at is capable of ad dressing a group of ministers on old time Thee three charges were levelled at three revivalists today by tho Mc rector of Marks Episcopal church of Glen El a wllea tttem religionists and added All three of these itinerant revivalists issue tirades against the church in her and announce themselves as called on by God to awaken the church to her real mis This 1s to bo accom plished by the use of tabcr nacles buUt M htrosv by dust by vulgar invective of the worst by appeals to hysteria and mob by noise and Was there not a prophet who once In quietness and confidence shall bo your strength In returning and rest 000 RELIGION Music Clubs Make Effort To Discover New National Hymn Contest Closes Without Deci sion Judges By The Associated Press April new v national great enough to take a place beside The Star Spangled has not yet been the National Federation of Music Clubs announced A In which nearly one thousand manuscripts were entered from every etate in the India and failed to produce a melody of sufficient merit to music to carry the famous poem of Katherine Lee Amer the Four nationally known mu sic Frank Dam rosch of New York erick Converser of Felix Borousk of Chicago and Dean Peter Lutkin of Evan were instructed by the past presidents assembly of the federation to select a hymn only if it showed unmis takable They were told they were not to pick a winner from the deluge of manuscripts unless it was of magnitude sufficient to sweep people off their HSTRMLir DECLARED III SAPIRO TRIAL Jury Held Contaminated By Charges Presiding Judge By The Associated Press April Aaron Saplros libel suit against Henry Ford and the auto mobile manufacturers1 the Dearborn Independent fell by the wayside when Federal Judge Fred Raymond declared a He held with tho Ford attorneys that the jury had been contaminat ed by newspaper publication of an nterview with a Cora Apparently this case must fall at this the court regretfully It falls to a large ex tent because Justice has been cruci fied upon the cross of unethical and depraved He discharged the and 1m nediately called John acting federal district attorney and nstructed him to investigate and his finding file contempt proceedings against tho publishers of the Detroit the reporter vho interviewed and any others involved in the publica ion of her statement in that news Judge Raymond started from the bench that there seemed to be nothing to support other charges against and Saplro made in fifteen y Ford detectives in support of he motion for a The outstanding allegation was hat Hoffman frequently had een seen and overheard In conver atlcn with Kid who n turn had been observed talking arnestly with and that Mil er had been heard to say to Hoffman that by certain hlngs she could earn thousands f French Airman to Enter Flight Race April French viator who only re ently lost his duration flight rec rd cf 45 eleven minutes nd 59 seconds to Bert Acosta and Clarence ia the entry into the French listH or the honor of being the first to ross tho Atlantic between New ork and Paris by whose compatriots ain Charles Nungesser and Major rancois now are heir plane into shape for has withheld tho ame of his His Farman which has een tested secretly on the Far mn aviation Is reported urned to but no fort aats are forthcoming a to o aviator will off Messages To Helena Of Disaster Unconfirmed Three Drown On River Near Stuttgart By The Associated Press April Eighteen people were reported drowned when the government launch Pelican was pulled through a levee break at Knowltons Landing 50 miles south of here on the Mississip pi river early this ac 3ording to messages received here this The bjoat was said to have been caught in the swirl of water outside the as it was attempting to deliver refugees from the bank to the steamer which was passing up the It became definitely known re today that the levee bad at but commtpication could es tablished with that which is isolated from a tele phone for 25 miles or Aid Dispatched Ixcal Red Cross officials dis patched a boat at six oclock to night from hoping to save others reported to be maroon ed on the levee top there and in immediate The levee was It was and people were crying for aid when the Wa bash passed up with hundreds crowded onto a barge and its They were unable to take on additional according to he reports received Major government engineer was satisfied tonight that the reports of Pelicans sinking The government steam er arriving here shortly be fore six oclock was sent back into the Knowlton district while the Red Cross obtained the services of two gas Local river authorities could not say when the Wabash will arrive here due to the uncertain condi tions of the river below She is expected here before mid By The Associated Press April Three white occupants of a were drowned and ten oth ers narrowly escaped the same fate when it capsized as the White river levee at Clarendon broke yesterday according to a levee engi neer who reached here He was unable to furnish At 43 Foot Stage Only the court house and the school building stand above water he the wator having reached a stage of 43 It was still rising tngiht at the rate of an inch an The engineer reported that tha White River Lumber Company placed their damage from the at 3y Universal Service April Hundreds of lives are endangered by this great flood sweeping dovrn the Mississippi relief work ers admitted For first time since the floods recog nition was given to tho fact that this ia now a battle of life and The floofl increased The staunchest levees began to Serious breaks any one of which would be given great prominence at ordinary But See FLOODS Page 4 THE RACE IS OX By Universal Service LOS April With six Jazz bands lining the a 17mile dance mara thon contest from Venice to Los Angeles began here this after noon with 300 couples compet The contestants will fox waltz and two step along the paved boulevards from the to a local dance the finishing A first prize of will be given the winning It will we near midnight before the ar rive it wms ;