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Abilene Morning News (Newspaper) - February 8, 1930, Abilene, Texas The morning edition of the Abilene Dally reporter West Texas own newspaper the Abilene morning news the weather volume 4 2 a. M. Edition Abilene. Texas saturday morning february 8, 1930.�?ten pages Price 5 cents number t97 Hatcher demands Mowry Hope of prison legislation at this session Remote a a Beck warns . To abandon dry cause a a. A a a a a a a a a polio will in former solicitor general attacks rep. Forts plea for Home Brewers by International Newa service Washington Peb. 7�? declaring the Republican party cannot remain Quot half wet and half dry a rep. James m. Beck Republican of Pennsylvania warned the House today that the party faces destruction unless it Quot saves its soul from fanatical Drys. Hailed As the houses greatest orator an sex solicitor general and speaker in the Hoover Campaign Beck emerged in his first prohibition speech As the new Oracle of House wets. Right of revolt. Drawing upon his experience As a constitutional lawyer he declared the history of the English speaking people sustained a the right of revolution against the 18th amendment. Declaring the whig party a Effort to control the habits of the pig woman of Hall Mius murder Case h Dies forgiven by one she had accused a no malice in my heart says mrs. Hall my Iii a Noel i cd fits t Cleveland feb. 7.�?senator Smith w. Brookhart of Iowa in a prohibition debate Here tonight with representative Fiorella h. Laguardo of new York said a the reason the prohibition Law is not being enforced perfectly is that somebody at the top does not want it enforced. That Man is Andrew w. Mellon. My International new service a Jersey City n. J., feb. 7.�? mrs Jane Gibson one of the striking characters in connection with the famous Hall Mills murder mystery died today at the Jersey City Hospital. She had been suffering from a serious disease for Many years. She died shortly before noon. Mrs. Gibson who lived an eccentric life on an out of the Way farm was the principal state witness at the trial of mrs. Francis Stevens Hall. She was known As the a pig mrs. Hall was acquitted and cleared of All charges in connection with the murder of her husband or. Edward Wheeler Hall and mrs. Elinor Mills choir Singer in his Church. A dramatic incident occurred shortly before the death of mrs. Gibson when mrs. Hall also seriously ill in a new York Hospital sent a gracious Telegram to mrs. Gibson. It read a a heart without malice sends you following the receipt of this tee Tram or a Gibson Lap a coma. Senate vote s site Hway Dase advanced to february tones county injunction plea to have Early hearing in Eastland court american people brought its destruction he said a the result is a sinister Omen for the Republican party even in this Day of its great Power. The whig party perished and the Republican party came into being. I say it with i egret but i say it As a necessary earning that the Republican party cannot longer afford to sell its soul to the fanatical Drys and if it does and thus becomes the party of prohibition it May have a like Fate. The party did not emancipate the slave to put the White Man in the chains of an intolerant policy. The democratic party can retain its Lipold upon its rank and file by the inert Force of invincible prejudices but the Republican party cannot hold forever a Large number of self respecting men and women to whom the intolerance of prohibition is a moral affront. It cannot forever be half wet and half a the a a fanatical dry leaders at the moment enjoying a Bels a prohibition. Page 4 hold up victims to View suspect a Tarran jail accompanied by sheriff h t Obar and Deputy sheriff Frank Whaley four Taylor county men and women will go to fort Worth Early today to View Cole Oglesby alias Albert Oglesby in an attempt to identify him As one of the two hijackers who staged a wholesale hold up South of Abilene the night of August 27, 1928. Members of the who were held up by the two bandits Are mrs. Cleveland Spicer Nee Edna Darnell who was with a. H. Johnson when he was fatally shot. Miss Etta wills be. Lam All of Abilene and l. C. Ross of Potosi. Oglesby is in the sick Ward of the franc county jail suffering from a Bullet wound inflicted by an officer last monday. He was reported somewhat improved Friday. The Abilene party will leave Here this morning at 7 o clock in sheriff o a r s car. They expect to return late today. A charge of murder in connection with Johnson a death was filed against Oglesby hero wednesday. Special to the news Eastland feb. 7.�?hearing of the Jones county Highway 30 in Junction Case was set for thursday february 20, in the court of civil appeals Here when a motion to Advance the hearing was granted by the court. Tile Case on Appeal from a decision of judge w. A Chapman in 104th District court at Anson will be heard on briefs and Oral arguments. Transcript of the record in the lower court was filed two weeks ago. Jones county citizens living along the present route of Highway 30 Between Anson and Abilene seek an injunction restraining Jones county officials from turning Over Road Bond Money to the state Highway commission for construction of the Highway As routed under present plans which would route the new Highway East of the old Road. Contracts for building the Highway have been let but Gib Gil Chirst state Highway Engineer has been instructed by the commission to hold up the work order pending a decision in the Case by the Eastland appellate court. The tones county commissioners court is represented by Charles e. Coombes of Stamford. Tile state Highway commission was represented at Anson by Rice m. Tilley assistant attorney general. The Jones county citizens plaintiffs Are represented by Thomas l. Blanton of Abilene. Witt Bill engrossed in face of action by House against the plan by the associated press Austin Peb. 7.�?prison centralisation and reformation legislation occupied a confuse in position in the legislature when both houses adjoined tonight. The Senate considered the Bill by senator Edgar Witt of Waco proposing an industrialised Central Plant near Austin and engrossed it As amended by a vote of in to 8, with four pairs in the face of the House action last night in voting against building a Plant near the state cantal. May pass monday an Effort to suspend the rules and place the administration Bill on final passage was Defeated in the Senate. Its passage May be voted monday. Defeated proponents of the aus ten site plan in the House indicated today they would get behind the i proposal of representative Leonard no ii _ Tillotson of Sealy to create a com body of Abilene realtor is Mission to select a site for the Industrial unit of the Plant subject to ratification of the 42nd legislature. Tillotson would Center agricultural activities on the Ramsey arid Darrington farms. Chances that prison legislation could be perfected in the remaining Days of the special session which ends february she tried to say it with Flowers but her voice came Back an Echo this May be telling Moat of the parties concerned Are a yet so unsuspecting but sometimes. As in this Case the train of coincidence is wrecked so Queerly that the quirks Are too Good to keep. It All happened because the City dads were to glum As they gathered around the table for their weekly corporation transit e 11 o n s yesterday afternoon. Just Why could t be Learned the Bright Sunshine outside beamed Down and created a Beautiful Spring Day there were fewer a a kickers to complain to the commission than usual certainly yesterdays volume of business did t overwork the August body. But there was of Massey with a bad cod and consequently in no mood to make Light of things in general. Commissioner Scott was his quiet Placid self with few words to say. Newt Ferguson whoa remarks Ordinary Are Laden with that brilliance known a a a dry wit scarcely opened hit Bead. Even mayor Hayden and a Jeff Jefferies ceased the Sharp dual repartee they usually indulge in. Of it was quite depressing mrs. Katie Rhae Wilson City Secretary likes to see things going brightly she could t stand the dullness and determined to remedy in slipping to a Telephone she called a local Florist to Send Over a flowered pot Plant addressing it to the mayor and City commissioners from a very Welt but the Florist delivered the Flower to another City Hall office and forgot to put in the card from Here came general r. A. Miller into the commission chamber hearing a Lovely Plant and saying a from the Floral the Flowers had some effect. Quot very Nice very Nice a tersely quoth the mayor adding a i must write them a note of thanks business progressed a Little better then and the meeting was closed. A a we la pass the Flowers on to the City Secretary for her office desk a the mayor said and the Esmau Oban agreed. And they wondered Why she did no to Nolle More appreciatively. Andren Lon to be buried in Aspermont found in parked Coupe victim of apoplexy Cotton prices slump to season s lowest Levels last rites for Andrew r. Buck Low 52, Abilene resident found dead in his automobile at Aspermont Early Friday morning will be held from the Aspermont Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 of clock. Tire Rev. Or. Baskin pastor will have charge of the service. James p. Stinson Abilene attorney and Long time Friend of or. Low will also speak at the funeral. Or. Lows body will be conveyed to Aspermont from the farm Home of j. L. Shoemaker three Miles South of Aspermont where it was taken soon after being discovered Friday at 7 30 a. Rn., slumped in the seat of a Chevrolet Coupe. Or. Lows car had been parked All night with switch off and emergency Brake on in front of the Home of Taylor Robbins postmaster of Aspermont attracting no particular attention. Early Friday morning passersby discovered or. Low was dead. Or. D. C. Wylie who was called said or. Low probably had died from an apoplectic stroke some time during thursday night. He had been a sufferer from High blood pressure for several years with severe headaches. Word was sent to n. G. Rollins of Abilene who notified the family. See Andrew Low. Page 4 18, seemed slim As the legislature digressed to consider probable investigations of state departments criticized by reports of Moore Lynn state auditor sent to the legislature by governor Moody. Tile Witt Bill engrossed in the Senate had been changed considerably by amendments put on by those opposed to concentration in Central Texas. These directed the retention of seven of the state farms instead of four. The amended Bill requires the system to retain Blue Ridge Clemens and retrieve farms As Well As Imperial Harlem Ramsey and Darrington farms. Sponsors of the administration plan see legislature Page 4 Clem Calhoun is confirmed by the ao�lat�4 Prest Austin feb. 7.�?confirmation of the appointment by governor Moody of Clem Calhoun As District attorney at Borger was made today by the Senate in executive session. Si-.-,.  .�?7=-. La a ill Iii Toth decent uss Jimie near demoralization on new York Exchange As result Chisholm Trail scouts aha fathers hold annual dinner spirit of youth prevails As 225 celebrate 20th anniversary of american scouting at banquet Here Najr the ataur taxed per new York. Fob. 7.-near de vibrantly alive As Only the spirit of youth in its a teens can be with As snap a program As Only elders w keep in touch with youth can direct that describe the third annual father and for. Banquet held to realization reigned on the new at no ton hotel last night under by the Astor Laird pro it Salt Lake City feb. 7.�? file complaint against banker after shortage by the Alao related Pratt Galveston feb. 7�?compjatnt charging embezzlement of $116,000 John the South Texas National Bank of Galveston was filed today Bach forme tie a of a thess my Twenty dead was the def while Schwartzbach was undergoing1 finitely Eutaw bed 11 tonight of a 1 the mine Gas explosion which swept the Workings of the Standard Coal company a mine at Standardville Utah in the heart of Carbon county a mining District. The nine others of the 29 men at work when the unexplained exper Sion occurred last night fled to safety or were rescued by the Crews which swarmed to the scene Early today from nearby Malnin a unities. Of the latter five were rescued Twenty Mei ire Iler i Uta mire i York Cotton Exchange today As the first Price of Cotton futures tumbled $3 to $3.50 a Bale sinking to the lowest Levels of the season. Since mid january when the present depression period began Cotton has declined boil $12 a Bale. There was a slight show of Sta thre was a slight show of stability at the Start of the Market today attributed to steady foreign markets. There were no new bearish developments to account for the Selling. Tile prevailing impression was that Hie Market was feeling the effects of factors which had been apparent since last fall but which had not dislodged any great quantities of Cotton As Holder evidently Felt that the Market would be sustained by Federal Ald agencies. Recent developments however apparently had completely undermined Confidence and Cotton came out in Large volume. The demand from spinners was less Active indicating they had sufficient supplies for some time. Cotton for March delivery sold Down to 15.05 cents a Pound compared to 15.65 cents yesterday while the july Price dropped to 15.53 cents a Pound is against yesterdays final quotation of 16.05 cents. The direction of the Chisholm Trail Council of the boy scouts of America. I two Hundred Anc Twenty five Reg-1 i amp tired at the affair. There were Abilene scouts and scouts from other towns in the area scouts with their dads with their scoutmaster with their troop committeemen with their Buddles a Jovial gang of boys who crowded Back the Walls of the Crystal ballroom and who very nearly muted the Selling with see scout banquet Page 4 held in Eastland will be surrendered by sheriff Foster a Galveston hos an operation in Pital. The complaint was filed by f r Peterson Federal Bank examiner a few hours a ter officials of the Bank intimated they would take no further action against the former cashier who was mid to have taken the blame for the loss in a signed confession which was Given to Peterson. Schwartzbach suffered a broken knee Cap last week. Alive today and the other four escaped last night rile five taken out today had Bratt iced themselves from the deadly Gas fumes far Back n the Workings and had left notes directing their rescuers where to find them. Two of the rescued m. H. Clelland and b. A. Johnson were in a Hospital suffering from the effects of the Gas but were expected to recover. The explanation of the explosion advanced by members of mine Rescue Crews was that a pocket of Carbon monoxide Gas became ignited see mine disaster Page i by the A�Woflnt�-4 pre Jackson miss., feb. 7.�?appearing before a meeting of the Southern agricultural workers Carl Williams member of the Federal farm Board said a the american Cotton Farmer ultimately will have to do one of two things. He will have to produce just enough Cotton for Domestic consumption under a High Tariff Wall or he will have to produce the quaint and Staple of Cotton that he alone can and the foreigner cannot in order to maintain american supremacy Iii the Cotton markets of the he id rated a belief that the poor Quality of Cotton constituted one of the greatest evils in the present Southern agricultural situation. Eastland feb. 7.�?joe Newton who was being held in the county jail Here on a burglary and theft charge will be turned Over to the sheriff of Hays county where he or. Wanted on a felony charge sheriff Virge a it Ster said Here late today. Attorneys for Newton instituted Hareas Corpus proceedings before judge Elzo been of the 88th District court Here this afternoon in an Effort to have the court set Bond for Newton. Judge been set tile Bond in each of the two cases against Newton at $750 each. Newton was City sets february 4 for hearing on Hickory Street project prepared to make the Bonds. In the meantime sheriff faster received a wire from sheriff George Allen of 8an Marcos Hays county stating that he held a felony warrant for Newton and would come to Eastland after him when sheriff Foster advised. Newton who was brought to Eastland f a lowing his arrest in fort Worth was relieved of two tiny Laws which Jailer a a pack Kilborn found in the soles of Newton s shoes when he was sear Clied at the jail Here. One saw had been worked into the sole of each shoe. Reject Tariff Cut Washington feb. 7.�?tile Senate today disapproved a reduction in the present Tariff on White Lead used in the manufacture of paints from 21-2 to 2 cents a Pound. Resolution pending in House calling for general investigation of a irregularities by the assorted Pofi Dallas feb. 7.�?-w. Go two Ory Hatcher state treasurer in Dallas today demanded that a Quot thorough investigation a made immediately of his office he asked the investigation when shown reports from ans tin in which he was charged with Quot general inefficiency and the charges against Hatcher were made in a Resolution cd feed the House after receipt of a special report of state Aud tor Moore Lynn. Wants thorough one a the state auditor a hutches said a did not request that the states treasurer s deportment he investigated but since it has a Quot to asked in the House the state Trees user joins in that request asking first that it be immediately done and that it be Bede As thorough a it can be made. I Call upon nay friends in the legislature and in Texas to see that this investigation is made a a a Austin feb. 7.�?a special re port of Moore Lynn state auditor sent to the legislature today by governor Moody in which charges of irregularities in the comptrollers department were charged stirred the special session of the legislature to consider an investigation. When the House adjourned lot want of a quorum there was Pend ing a Resolution by representative Alfred Petsch of Fredericksburg calling for the appointment of in special committee of four member of the House and three senators to investigate what Petsch s document claimed were a serious charges of official misconduct against certain charges Law violation 1 the Resolution named 13 charges of a specific violations of the Law against the comptroller and la complaints of a general inefficiency and incompetency a against Tho treasurer. Lynn appearing before the sen ate on invitation of that body and muted when questioned by Sena tors that his report alleged Tho approximately $60,000 of state fund handled by the comptroller s do apartment had not been satisfactorily accounted for. Senator Archie Parr of Benavides said a emr. Lynn i want to know if it la True As rumoured around Here that a state deportment is $60,0031 Short a a this special report i have Given you covers that question thoroughly a was Lynn a reply. Pressed by senator pair for a More specific answer to his ques Tion Lynn Saida we do not charge that any department is Short but we do find approximately $60,000 of the states Money unaccounted for satisfactorily by the comptroller a what Woodward sire Lynn was dismissed by the sen ate after the senators quest one i the propriety of their abducting an inquiry such As they started unless comptroller s. H. Terrell were present or represented by counsel it was contended that an investigation which might result in the filing of impeachment charge should originate in the House. Senator Walter c. Woodward of Coleman declared he believed the see investigation Page 4 hearing on an order for paving of Hickory Street from North second to North fourth streets Abilene a Quot notorious rough stretch Quot a has been set by the City commission at 4 p. Rn., february 28. Owners of property abutting the project will have an Opportunity at that time of making any protest against the in pavement. Sessions will be held i until All property owners have a Chance to be heard. The hearing was set in connection with the passing of an ordinance by the commission yesterday ordering the paving in accordance with an award let to Seybold and Middleton local contractors two weeks ago. The ordinance was passed on its first Reading an emergency clause adopted and passed on the second and final Reading. Contract with Seybold and Middleton was signed yesterday and the contractors Bond of $7,000 was accepted. A statement of City Engineer o. A Hobbs showing assessments property owners for the improvement Vas approved. Cost of the Concrete paving�?$2.40 per Square Yard curb $40 per linear foot and reinforcing steel. 5c pounds will amount to $8,173.60, according to the statement. Thirteen property. Pfc in an automobile the of owners on the two blocks will be mayo., Martin Martinez assessed an aggregate of $7,573 60 i route the lne Nimr May the City a share of the Cost will be1 Rodert it Mez died soon after $600. This City. Two mayors of town in Mexico shot to death a a the a Ofui pre Tampico. Mexic., feb. 7.�?both the incoming and outdoing mayors of the town of Villa Altamira near Here were assassinated wednesday night As they celebrated inauguration of the new municipal government. The two men were at a party Given in their Honor and in Honor of the newly elected Beauty Queen for a Arniva. When an unit in of led Man opened lire with a id1 ii shooting Beth. The Assassin escaped and Umi mayors were brought toward Lam

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