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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1927, Abilene, Texas West TexasOwn Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WltT TKXAt NUMBER SATURDAY APRIL PrioeS Cents POYDRAS LEVEE CUT MAY BE FAILURE m V m m Of 5Af SAt 345 SAg ift Wfc W WEEPING SNYDER X X X X X X Texas Legislator Continued Until July v v m m s s MURDER OF HUSBAND Of Italy ToVisit In Texas Henry Judd Keeps f flGaze On Floor While Momsie Gives Her Version Of Crime BY DAMON RUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND kpril in a man ner of speaking in the chamber of horrors with Ruth Brown Snyder this mentally tiptoeing gog and behind when the blonde woman suddenly and began She had taken just before the tears step by step to a bed room in her pleasant tittle home in Queens We were standing you might all goosepimply with the awfulness of the situa tion as we through medium of she told on the witness stand in Long Island City the butchery of her Albert by Henry Judd Snyder Weeps Maybe ghost of the dead art editoi suddenly popped out on her as she got us into that and was showing us the picture of the corset salesman at his bloody while she was trying to stay his murderous Anyway the tears welling UP into the frosty eyes of the trick ling down over the marble mask of a Plump Irene the gray haired matron of the Queens county hurried to Sny ders and put her arms around the weeping A few sips from a glass of and Snyder was again composed sufficiently to go on with the fear ful tale of the killing of her hus that she started early in the and by which she hopes to save herself from the electric She blamed It all on even as he will blame it all on The baggy little man sitting as in the chair just a few ieet from listened to the wo man without taking his eyes off he He never as much as glanc Yet it would be interesting to know his This was his old This was the wo man he once thought he loved with a great consuming wo man who was trying to consign him to the electric seemed to stagger sligbtly as he walked out thecourt room at the close of the whereas before he has tried put a little snap into his Breaks Down Twice THa woman broke down twice she was on the witness onct when she had us in that death chamber with Henry Judd Gray pounding the life out of her as she and again when she mentioned the name of her 9yearold But In the main she was as cold calm sitting there with people gaping at her as if she was at her dinner table discoursing to eone She kept her hands folded in her She occasionally glanced at the but mostly kept her eyes on Edgar one of her who examined feer on This examinatlbn was not eluded when court took a recess at until Monday It Is the custom of Queens county courts to skip Snyder wore the same black dress and blak coat that has been he fcttirc since the trial She made one change in hats since discarding a tight fitting thing that made her chilly chin Jut out like an Some one probably tolu her the hat most unbe now she wears one a brim that takes some of the ice out of the Dress Unfashionable dress and coa are neither ncr wpl I am irmed by ladles who may be authorities on the flub Some Of The Mississippi Hood Refugees Signorina Maria Gallo of was chosen by Rome in a nationwide con test to represent her countryrin the second InternationalPageant of Pulchritude at May 21 to Five other Eurdpean beauties are coming with Signorina SACASfl READY TO Q1IT POST Peace Is Aim Of Leader If Diaz Is Willing To Resign By Universal Service MEXICO April Sacasaa willingness to eliminate himself from consideration for the Nioaraguan in order to facilitate an honorable was announced today here by the Liberal Zepeda made It understood that the Liberal orfer was contingent upon the resignation of President because he is completely divorced from public opinion and is without any right to the presi The Liberal re ferring to American representative Henry Stimson as the man of rectitude and expressed the hope that the forthcoming con ferences under Stimsons auspices would result in the restoration of Sacasa has appointed three Rodolfo min ister of foreign relations Leonardo minister of the and Cordero underminister of By Universal Service April Secretary of War Henry who is Investigating the Nicaraguan controversy at the behest of President ar rived from Leon where he went to confer with the Liberal leaders about peace Charles United States accompanied Sacasas representatives are expected to arrive at Corinto late Funeral Services Held For Senator Beveridge By Universal Service April funeral of Albert Bever former United States senator from was held here Private services at the at tended only by the immediate members of the family were fol lowed by public services at Meri dian Street The services were conducted by the Virgil paetor of the church and Bishop Joseph of the Episcopal diocese of Amerada Activities Give Brown Oil Area New Wells April The Brown county area of the Cen tral West Texas district gained two small the Amerada Pe troleum 21 which making 22 barrels from a depth of 1404 and its which Is makln barrels from a depth of 1371 in reports filed April 21 with the deputy oil and Motion Of Defense To Have Court Instruct Jury Denied By Judge Hamilton By The Associated Press April Trial of Cooper expelled from the Tex as legislature and defeated for was unexpectedly cut short today and ordered continued to July on a physicians testimony that accusing wit was too ill mentally and physically to make asatisfac witness and avoid possi ble collapse on the District Judge Hamil ton granted the states motion for delay and overruled a de fense motion to have the jury instructed to return a verdict of not guilty as Doubt Is Raised Some doubt was raised as to whether Moore can be prosecuted further legally on the joint Indict ment of him and Dale of alsp expelled from the house of for al leged acceptance of from Chamberlin to get unfavorable house committee action of Moores optometrist tax Judge Hamil before granting the state motion to withdraw announcement of reminder District Attor ney Moore that renewed trial of the defendant later might be attacked as placing him in Sec MOORE TRIAIi Page 4 Moody Endorses Highway Group As Flareback In Senate Finance Row Road Commissioners prcpares Serving At For Ball geason Declares Governor In Statement April Unqualified endorsement of the highway commission today was Toicea by Governor Dan Moody In a flareback to a tumultuous row between sena tors and highway commission ers yesterday ha the senate fi nance commission The clash yesterday between Commissioner Cone Johnson and Senator Archie Parr of Benavides and others brought forth indirect statements from Parr that the highway commis sion will serve as a point of attack on Moody In the next governors Every member of the highway commission Is serving at a tremen dous personal I take pride in the fact that I was able to secure their services as members of the and for my I expect to give them my support and Moody denied newspaper stories this morning quoting the governor as saying the highway commission has a tremendous responsibility and should be borne He al so discounted the statement that he criticized Highway Engineer Thompson for accepting private employment while holding official Attention Catted My attention has been called to a newspaper ftem with reference to highway The langu age used does not properly define my position in the I am poiltlve of certain among which are the following That the people of Texaii have a capable and efficient highway com mission which wIU give out state a constructive road building1 pro gram that the people will have their highway affairs administered April Lamesas ara preparing to defend thedr diamond An organization has been perfected and officers have been elected in the hope of again carrying the Loboes to baseball It will be remembered that the Loboee participated In the contests at Amarillo and Denver last year where they won not only handsome but gained Southwestern recognition as one of the best independent clubs In the They will participate In the con tests at these places this m Fails To Answer Police Case By The Associated Press SAN April heir to the Dodge Motor was a fugitive from Justice In Califor nia today because he did not ap pear In police court to answer to two charges of battery and assault filed against him by San Francisco newspapermen Police Judge Joseph Golden declared forfeited ball on Dodge was released and Issued a bench warrant for his The was continued 90 THIEF DROPS By The Associated Press NEW April tag from the poor box In the Church of Our Lady of which he had turt rob bed of an unidentified man today saw a woman coming down the and fell Physicians eaid death was to heart aggravated by Probe Ordered In Slaying Of Actor By The Associated Press LOS April An open verdict was returned by a coroners jury here today in the death of Tom movie cow after Miss Anita film had testified the shooting of the actor during a driklng patry early Wednesday was Fnirther investigation of tho case was ordered by the Mlsa Davis said the gun was in the hands of Sarah film double and widow of the slain and that It went off when she saw it and jerked Ker ricks The witness collapsed before completing her testimony of the all night drinking party at Kerricks Hollywood which was at tended by four film She was removed from the court Paupers Grave May Yield Rich Floridan By The Associated Press April The mysterious disappearance of Louis prominent pro duce dealer of Lake may be solved by a paupers grave A man dressed in cheap clothing waa found dead along the Missouri Pacific railroad six north of Placedo in this county April The only identifying marks on the body werean and initials on his collar a leading pro I dealer and tomato grower of Alamo and here Friday to have body exhumed In the belief that It U his brother disappeared April wiring from Florida that coming to Nothing fur ther been heard from and rtlativw have been to locmtt him Employed Married Women In England Still Eyed Askance Measure Preventing Firing Of Matrons Defeated By Universal Service T April women need not be retain ed In jobs In Britain under a decision by the house of com mons By a vote of 84 to 63 the house rejected the second reading of a private bill preventing public authori ties from dismissing women employes merely on the ground of their Lady supporting thtt measure in a lively said Women might have twins year and still be the more efficient members of I have no fear that women will give up the home for public The more I iwe of public the more I about home A type of mhid says that womans place Is In the but not when the woman is a charwoman or a The type of man who talks about what is a womans place is not the type that makes the home pleasant for the Charlie Chaplins Wife Is Awarded Alimony By Court By The Associated Press LOS April Grey Chaplin today waa month alimony pending her emit for divorce Charll Superior Judge Walte Guerin made order retroactive the payments tostart from Janu ary the date on which she file her She also was award ed for attorneys fees and for legal MESSIAH LEAVES NEW April whom many theoso phtsta hall as the new Messiah sailed today for Europe afte spending neveral months in thl spiritual Annie Besant was with City Money Purchase Of Piano Is Problem For Abilene City Dads Budget Short To have or not to have a thats the problem confronting the ity With a the municipal au ditorium will exceed the bond issue for its Without Jt he city dads beliexe they cari keep he cost within the bond Issue and ay But what is a municipal auditori um without a piano they want o Friday afternoon presented estimates of what the cost of the auditorium ivlll The total amounted to includes a The fund available for the pur including principal and in is or nearly one short of the sum Gates believes since hes erecting the building on a cost plus or might be saved from his With out the piano that would be suffi cient to lay the he can save the All of which leads to aneven deeper problem Is the piano to be or not to be bought with funds from the bond issue If it isnt part of the fixtures covered by the bond which called for erect Ing and equipping the all is If it alls not so Mayor Thomas Kayden reach ed the conclusion the bond money cannot be spent on He simplifies matters by saying that saved from the issue for fire stations can be transferred to the general fund and used to buy the piano and lay If need The commission failed to reach a decision as to what course would be The cost of the auditorium build ing is estimated at by Contracts for aircooling system and architects the the to With the possible exception of somfl of the the auditori um will be completed within two Gates THE ROOK AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Engineers dynamite Mississippi levee at to relieve sit uation at New a few miles Water running through small breaks expected increase in volume as erosion widens Two or three days probably be required before full extent of emergency measure be Four levees on Arkansas and Mississippi rivers Breaks In any of these would add many thousands of acres to the approximately eleven thousand square miles already under and endanger several Red Cross announces population of 58 refugee camps at adding that list Is Num ber Isolated camps and thousands marooned on levees bring estimated total homeless to Acute conditions prevail in south eastern Lake Village re ports 700 to people still ma rooned In lowlands and town un der from three to five feet of wa New fleet of relief boats converge on lower Mississippi delta where refugees are clinging to housetops or and congregating on small Fridays Blasting Is Dis appointment Water Moves Sluggishly Into Breaks By Universal Service NEW April the declaration of engineers who Wew the levee at Poydras this the general opinion In New Or leans tonight was that the so called breaking ot the crevasse wax a flat By when workers were removed from the acene of the only an area of less than three city squares was and this district by barely a few inches of By The Assocta ted Press NEW April cataracts coursed tonight down three breaches made in the Mississippi levee fifteen miles south of New Or leans today after dramatic preparati or s x I a ithori ties relieve the Cresctat City from flood Succes sive explosions of buried deep in the huge walls of earth thrown up to hold the surging river to its course caused only three small trench es through which the waters of the mighty stream seemed at first reluctant to Pick and shovel augmented the work of high explosives and the water gradually gain ed in but its movement was so unsatisfactory that sev eral additional charges of dy namite were employed before nightfall to accelerate the More Dynamiting Further dynamiting may be re sorted to although RCV eral of the engineers were of the opinion that the force of the cur ent would gradually open the arti ficial channels until a sufficient volume was drawn In to sweep out the levee for a distance of a thou sand feet or This view also was shared by the weaher bureau a special flood warning late today forecast ing a break of probably one thou sand or sufficient in the opin ion of the experts to appreciably lower the level of the water both here and higher up the Save for the dashing about of police and military motorcycles and the fast circling of planes over there was little of the spec tacular about the creation of the first artificial crevasse in the Mis sissippi dykes In all the history of floods from that The first charge of dynamite was set off at 12 oclock In See FLOODS Page 4 ENGINEER ENDS LIFE By Universal Service N April over an Illness which be lieved would him from the right side ofanlO N engine cab Frank shot and killed himself four out on tho Tucker void A gun found in the car with James had been with TO N for 22 rniwt of that Ime M a tiger With Expense houses sold in the last three months is the Laird and con tractors have established through the aid of the Re porterNews classified sec Laird said My Inch apace has certainly brought prospects to and I am convinced that consistent ad vertising for my ad hat Keen In the ReporterN5ws every day for the last three months and It has sold 12 houses and four of them to In not uncommon for a thirtycent want ad to pro a property deal thousands of the Own Tour Home palgn In your ftd In the real for sale by calling an ad taker at ;