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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER north THURSDAY APfjIL 1927TWELVE NUMBER 204 ABILENE RAIL PURHASE IS APPROVED XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX tilenryJudd Gray Squawks Details Of Snyder Murder xxxxxxxxxxxnexxxxxxxxxxxxx m xxxxxxxxxxxxx WARFARE THREATENS IN NEW ORLEANS ROOD AREA Noted Writer Is Hurt In Accident Desperate People Claim they Are To Be Sacri f llced For Benefit Of New Orleans By Universal Service NEW April with rifles and re desperate people in tie zone to be flooded south of here Friday threatened to kill anyone who attempts to force them to leave their homes and Charging that New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana are sacrificing them to save this band probably will cause according to authori ties Mayor OKeefe of New Or repeated today the as surance of the authorities that everyone in the zone to be in undated will be Troops May Be Called Prospects that soldiers ivifi nave to be sent into the country near the mouth of the Friday noon is the crisis in the battle between New Orleans and the rampant While the people were cheered by newa that the river wa5 to be they realized that before the dynamiting river may smash its barriers he north and cause a catas trophe Steady rise in the river and its swoolen chiefly the Yazoo river increased their anxiety over whether the dykes between Baton Rouge and Vicksburg will be able to withstand the pressure until the levees are blasted at 15 miles south of for the purpose of relieving the It must be frankly admitted that the situtaion above Baton Rouge Is very serious in its bear not only upon the people who live in that but also upon New declared Major chief of army engi neers in charge of river control In this It Is his duty to know the condition of every foot of the river defenses In this Mew Orleans certainly would be menaced should there occur a break In the river up he Levees Are Strong We believe that the levees here will hold against the pressure at this Blasting of the river will relieve the situation Water has begun to seep through the levee but not enough to cause alarm to the Sand See Floods Page 4 Los Angeles Bureau Mary Roberts on the road to recovery after an accident in Hawaii in which she suffered two broken ribs arid is pictured here as she arrived in Los Angeles DIES FROM THREE GUN WOUNDS Husbands Pistol Causes Death Of Neal After Brave Fight A life that had frequently been made unhappy by killings went out at daybreak Wednesday when succumbed after fisht ing bravely for nearly two weeks against effects of three pistol wounds inflicted by her who sent two bullets into his after wounding his died 97 hours after the He never regained consciousness Neal had been uncnoscious most of the last two Before that she had frequently with members of her aged daughter and five had assured them that she would get well and start life anew with Last Wish Her last dying wish for a peace ful home was the same wish that had gone with her through eighteen years of married It wag her desire for such a home that led to the accord ing to her who runs a rooming house See Xenl Dies Page 4 REST TEXAS LIQUOR CACHE BATTLE ENDS IN DEATH OF SHOOTING OF ANOTHER April Sweet is dead and Jack local rooming house has a bullet wound in the right hip as a result of an encounter at a booze cache in a canyon 20 miles north of here Tuesday afternoon with Sheriff Brownfield of Scurry county and Dep uties Newman and On being ordered by the offl who had been hidden nearby clnce Monday to throw up their hands Lackey and Wright made a break for their which they had laid aside while loading liquor Into a When one of the men got his gun the officers according to Sheriff Brown who immediately called an ambulance from 20 miles In which the wounded men wsre brought to a local Lackey died at oclock this making a etate One bullet entered his lag a kidney and pawing out through the He will be buried Thursday afternoon at Hil south of He Is survived by his wife and Information By Farmer According to Sheriff Brown fields version he was notified Mon day morning by a farmer that li quor was hidden under the bank of a creek near the Colorado In the edge of Scurry about midway between Snyder and Colo He and his deputies went to the scene Monday spected the and secreted themselves in brush Two men came to the cache Tuesday armed with See Liquor Fight Fftge VL SheSheShe Reads Confession Phew Says Snyder As Lips Curl In Snarl Universal Service Staff Correspondent LONG ISLAND April back to old Father the and perhaps the loudest squawk er among mankind against went Henry Judd Gray in telling how and why he lent his hand to the butchery of Al bert she was the burden of the bloody song of the little corset salesman as read in the packed court room inLong Island City twas an echo from across the familiar the same old squawk of brother man whenever and wherever he is in a that was first fram ed in the words the woman gave me of the and I did Remains a Squawk It has been put in various forms since as Henry Judd one notable instance close at put in the form of eleven long typewriter pages that were read but in any and in any it remains a She played me pretty She said youre going to do it arent you She kissed She did She did Always shesheshe ran the confession of Henry as recited to the Jury in the trial of and Ruth Brown the she of the for the killing of her husbanoV And woman accused did she take this most grue some that ever fell from the lips of a man on the better than you might You must remember it was the first time she had ever heard the confession of the man who once called her She probably had an inkling of but not its exact Eyes Gleam With Fury For a few minutes her greenish blue eyes gleamed with such fury that I would not have been sur prised to see her leap grab the window sash weight that lay among the exhibits the district attor neys table and perform the same offices on the shrinkingGray with what he says she performed on her sleeping Her thin lips curled to a distinct snarl at some passages In the state She once emitted a puff of breath in a loud as you have perhaps done yourself over some tall Her marble mask was contorted by her emotions for a She shook her head in silent denial of the astounding charges of then finally she settled back calm and with an expression of unutterable contempt as the story o sheshesheshe ran Contempt for Henry no she herself squawk ed on Henry at about the same time Henry Judd was squawking on but it is a womans inalienable right to Endurance Doubted As for Henry I still doubt that he will last it out He reminds me of a slowly collapsing lump of He acts as If he Is only reml If he was a fighter and came back to his corner in Ms present condition they would give him smelling The man Is a a stransre contrast to the alert blonde at the table Snyders the pug nacious Edgar Hazteton and the THEFLOOK ST A GLANCE By The Associated Press Plans to break the Mississippi levee below New Orleans at noon Friday In an effort to save that city from the flood are formulated by army engineers and Louisiana state Whether the gap will prevent the flooding of the Crescent City still is regarded as doubtful by federal The thousands in the two parishes to be thus flooded began the to New Orleans and the army base Not Floods Or But Beauty Today Red Cross began concentrating workers and supplies In Xrower Louisiana area in preparation for any Spreading Vvaters in Southeast ern Arkansas and the Missislppl delta add to the great army of Relief agencies redoubled ef forts to remove refugees from Arkansas Iceland and others of the score or more inundated towns east and west of the First reports of looting since the flood began three weeks came from with prompt action by themilitia to suppress Army engineers and who have been engaged In a day and night struggle to save the levee sent out a call for more sand Southern Hardwood Traffic As sociation officials estimate that nearly square miles have been flooded in Missis sippi and General flooding of Southwestern Arkansas is threatened by the weakening of the South Bend levee on the Arkansas Photos of tornadoes and murder trial principals have been figuring In the Morning News art features for days and days nowWith the mighty Mississippi still the Snyder trial yet to reach its climax and other news of violent nature Indications are that The News will continue to furnish its readers with actual photographs as well as word pictures of the big for a a photo of sheer beauty is It Is Miss Roberta who will take part In the second Inter national Pageant of Pulchritude at May Her unbobbed tresses were preferred by judges who chose among hundreds of bobbed heads In a contest con ducted by a Paris Indiana Grieves Death Of Most Illustrious SonSenator Beveridge T Won Fame As Orator And Author Ofl Life Of John Mar Wife 111 By Universal Service April Indiana grieved today for Its most Illustrious Albert twice elected United States noted as a great and now by his great literary ef life of John Marshall of heart The end came this morning while liis personal Charles Emerson and William Thaycr of Johns Hopkins were at the Beveridge also was present She is under the care of although her condition is said not to be Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 oclock at the conducted by Bishop Joseph Francis of the Episcopal diocese of Burial will be in Crown Hill where Beveridge plans to erect a suitable monument to mark the resting place of her The exsenator had been in poor health for eome but his physicians had expressed the belief that he would Beveridges life story reads like But It is the a successful won under great handicap by hard Sweetwater Wholesal ers Accuse Worth And Dallas Of Unfair ness In Rate Wrangle farm In and at the age of twelve moved to In order to aid the familys strained finan cial ho hired out as a farm He attended Depautf university at where he won his Band He later was honored with a doctor of philisophy degree by his alma Four eastern universities corfwri1 honorary degres en He was a member of Delta Kappa See Senator Dies Special to the News April and protest was voiced here today by local whole sale and business men because of the concentrated effort of Fort Worth and Dallas interests to abolish all common point rates in West Texas which has been one of the principal factors for the de velopment of this section for the past Local interests through the board of city development are sending protests to the Fort Worth cham ber of to the West Tex as Chamber of urging that they take drastic measures if necessary to offset this distinct blow aimed at the West Texas wholesalers which will be purely a mercenary benefit to the shippers of Dallas and Fort Worth and urging that all cities in tha sec tion takes steps to countermand any decision made by the Inter stjite Commerce Commission that would withdraw common point rates from West Texas It Is urged that West Texas cities should meet at once If neces the common point freight rate of this and not wait until the meeting of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce In Wichita Falls on May 16 and Express ions have been made by local business men today that such an act Is evidence of much unfriend all should withdraw any affiliations with these Pioneer whole salers of this city were among the first In section to make an active fight to establish the common JBRY CHOSEN FOR TRIAL OF OUSTEDSOLON Taking Of Testimony Is Started By State In Afternoon By The Associated April States preliminary testimony was disposed of late today in trial of Moore on bribery which caused his expulsion from the house of representatives along with and district court recessed until Thursday when some of the main witnesses will be Among them is expected to be Houston lobby ist for the Texas Optometry asso ciation who tetsifled before a house Investigating committee that he gave Dale In marked bills with Moores alleged acquiescence to eecure unfavorable committee report on Moores optometrist tax bill then A Jury was impaneled In mid afternoon and three witnesses Jane secretary of Identified a copy of the optometrist tax bill and the certificates of election showing Dale and to be qualified members of the Louise chief clerk of the house and calendar Identified certain records having to do with introduction of the bill and its course as pending legisla tion AUTO DAMAGED A blaze In an automobile parked in the driveway of 641 Beach street at 11 Wednesday broke 24 hours of monotony for the Abilene The loss to the Erath Records Reveal Indictment Of Aged Wanderer Buss Under 500 Murder Bond Special to the News O 73 years who recently walk ed into the sheriffs office here and asked to be tried for killinga man in this county in was Indicted for mur der in the death of two men by the names of Ross and Rob but never it la disclosed by a long search through county Old files In the district clerks office also show that father of was acquitted of charges of murdering the Russ Holloway was placed under bond here last week before the old indict ment was This was done at his own Holloway is understood to have gone to the home of a Bister in Callahan He left his wife and small daugh ter the night the killing and does not know where they he said He has wandered over many parts of the nation and acquired con siderable property but declar ed that he was tired of wan dering and wanted to spend hia last days in WIFEOFSLAIK ACTOR DEMIES Movie Player Of Western Roles Is Killed By Wife By The Associated Press LOS April Dorothy making her first statement since her nervous collapse before a grand jury last today denied through her Roger that she had engaged in any wild drinking party while her Ray was dying from a beating admin istered by Paul screen The charges that Miss Mackaye Indulged in a drinking party in Kellys Hollywood apartment while her husband was near death at a hospital were made by Deputy District Attorney Forest He said he was in posession of evidence of thi and that it would be used In the trial of who is hold without bail for trial for murder on May Harold chief deputy district announced that he has evidence which he plans to use in prosecuting that the latter previously had engaged in two fist fights In Hollywood over and that in one of these he seriously mauled a married man who attempted to protect his wife from unwelcome By Thj Associated Press April Detective Captain in charge of Hollywood police head declared investigation had indicated gin and jealousy had caused Sarah double to shoot and kill her Tom film player of Western at their home early point rate in this part of the ear was San Angelo Calls Election For Improvements Of City By The Associated Press SAN April election June to submit the Is suance of in five per 40year serial bonds for a five year Improvement program was called today by the San Angelo city com The issues will be audi torium and city paving citys onefourth ehare for sub fire flre alarm 000 sewer converting six per cent pewer refunding rnnUi into 5 per cent Cost Will Approximate Contract To Be Awarded Within Week By Universal Service April of the Abilene and Southern a short line in to the Texas and Pa cific railroad was approved to day by the Interstate Com merce the Texas Railroad Commission and com munities which the line was built to serve had approved the and no objection was made to it from any inter ested The Abilene line has total as sets valued approximately at The Texas Pa cific Company will acquire all of its common stock and as sume outstanding April structlon of an extension of Acme and Pacific from McBaln to a dis tance of 35 trill start Im according to a telegram received this afternoon by the rail road commission from Charles president of The estimated construction cost la Authority for the extension granted eome time ago by Interstate commerce but It was uncertain when worte would be Awarded This Week Contracts will be awarded Sommer This a subsidiary of Cisco system will open a new sec tion in West By The Associated Press April tract probably will be awarded this week for extension of the Acme and Pacific railroad from McBain to as part of the 200 odd miles of extensions in West Texas recently authorized by the Interstate Commerce Com Clarence chaif man of the Texas Railroad Com mission haa been informed by Charles president of the In announcing the Information Chairman Gilmore toolt note of recent fears that some delay in extension plans would knock out the project Donbts Settled Any doubt about the matter is now set at Gilmore We will proceed with construc tion just as soon as we can as semble revised figures for which have just been President Sommers We ex pect to award contract this week and push work to early comple DEXIED April re trial was denied late today to motor convicted of murdering Leonard Spavinaw sporting goods merchant and sentenced to life imprison ment A Good Month to Buy The Real Estate columns right now abound in attractive home Thats because moving and marrying time Is a time for es tablishing It Is to go out and Hardly to be presumed that anyone will buy without The dealers want you to Theyll make it easy for you to to Be a home the time to Invest Join the OWN TOUR HOME Its a move you wont ;