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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper VOLUME 1 THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER THURSDAY FEBRUARY NUMBER CALIFORNIA STORM BALLOT TO SETTLE WEST TEXAS LAND QUESTWN A q T Sinclair Seeks Oil Agreement Question Will Be On Next Genera Election in the State Affects Seven teen The house today supported an impassioned plea sentative Eerschel Boggs of San Angelo behalf of 17 West Texas counties and voted to refer to popular election the question of whether acres of University of Texas land in West Texas shall be taxed for county At Nest Election The be on the next general election ticket as a pro posed constitutional covered in Boggs house joint res which limits the tax to on the hundred dollar valua Representative Bowen Popes resolution proposing a constitution al amendment to distribute clem ency power between the chief justice of court anaattorney on a variety and de 8334 Popes protests that one man pardoning is a relic of the age of Belabored by questions of those opposing Represen tative Boggs declared himself sup porting a simple matter of He called attention to the fact that the people already have voted to tax county owned school as serting that consistency demands that university lands be taxed al so for benefit of the The University of Texas already has enough money to buy five or six million dollars worth of Boggs refuting statements he attributed to president Splawn of the University of Texas that the university building fund would be Bill Is Passed The house adopted a concur rent resolution by Alexander changing the Confederate pension law to allow the legislature to de termine who is entitled to receive A bill to provide increases of the Bexar county district attorneys sal ary with no cost to the state was finally Harry Sinclair is now in Mex ico City endeavoring to work otf solution with the Calles govern ment toward settlement of the oil Sinclair will ask per ission to continue drilling opera cms in Story on Page 4 Former Banker Dies In Federal Prison By The Associated Press Harold former bank and state treasurer of Connec died in the hospital of the federal penitentiary here today where he was serving a 15 year sentence for violation of the National banking He suffered brain hemorrhage Monday whil returning from religious services An attempt at suicide had left Gil patric blind and prison physician said that complications reaultin from wound were responsibl for his Gilpatric began his sentence in after he had pleadec guilty to 25 counts charging em bezzlement of from th First National Bank of Putnam Grand Jury Probe Of Club By The Associated Press eral grand jury investigation of th Atlanta Cooperative Clubs part here January in which liquo alleged to have been serve and the guests entertained by bath tub scene with a young negr girl in the principal has bee recommended to the United State district attorney by Day deputy prohibition administrate for INJURIES By The Awctared Inss Clifford 8yearold o and die A hospital here at Wednesday from injuries receive Wednesday morning when he wa by a ridden by h Part In Conference Predicted By Universal Service tate department considers Presi ent Coolidges proposal for f urthe limitation of naval armaments by ie five great powers a dead is it was learned in official quar It was said that the Unite tates general con erence at March unde he auspices of the League of Na ions at which the limitation of a armaments is to be discussed Vhile which refused to g nto a conference by invitation o he will attend the Ge neva it is conceded tha nothing will be By The Associated Press refiisa o accept President Coolidges pro posal for a conference on suppl nentary naval disarmament clearly foreshadowed in a semiof Icial communique issued n this Italy is taking the same path followed by France and for practically the same The reply dealing directly with the American las not yet been made but Is a matter probably of mere y i Japanese overnment is strongly in favor of President Coolidges move to re PANORAMA OF DEATH IK HAKE OF PACIFIC COASTS GREATEST STORH hree Kelly Field Flyers Dfeln MidAir Smash Crash Near Worth Proves By The Associated Press Cadet John Green and Private Bartel were killed in a midair plane rash at an altitude of about 150 feet at Camp Wednesday Firing On Range Lieutenant Coyle and Private Bartel were taking off in Doug O2 when they drifted into contact with Cadet who flying alone In a DH training Cadet Green was flying on the tar get range when the accident oc and apparently both pilots crashed iatceach other before they what was Both ships ground in a heap and the fliers were killed Lieutenant Goyle was taking off to return to Kelly Field when the accident Lieutenant Coyle is survived by his Mabel of Kelly Cadet Green was transferred ir the last class from the primary training school in Brooks He is survived by his Agatha 6515 North Maple wood Survived By Sister Private Bartel is survived by a 6568 Hurlburtt Mistaken As Stabbed By Kansas City Mob Slain Youths Old Grandmother leads Angry Crowd TwentyFour Believed Deaf Scores Are Injured Tremen dous Hail Stones Amaze Seasoned Weather Observers Of State By The Press SAN panorama of wide spread death and prostrated wire great land slides over raUartd and hail falls so tre mendous that they astounded even the most seasoned weather today made up the wake of the greatest storm that has yisited the Pacific Coast in its Atleast 24 scores injured and huge prop erty the extent of which cannot be estimated be cause of wire re mained as evidence of the vast ness of the disturbance in Cal Flee From Homes x Out of the air came the latest in TTANSAS formation Radio messages IV With a serious stab wound in the Edmund victim of a mobs was to General hospital tonight sur rounded by a heavy police a witness at the in quest this afternoon Into the death of Pete 16 yeay old was mistaken by about 25 friendsand oldgrandmother who screamed he killed my boy He killed my boy the mob attacked JOdts as he was leaving the court Edward night watchman who the boy when he said he found prowling about the Southwestern Bell Telephone had left building unnoticed bythe FISTBfilTLE that ranchers near the former oity were fleeing from their homes to higher levels because of the contin uing San Diego was vir tually isolated while the Mission valley was said to be under from five to ten feet of Government engineers proposed dynamiting of the Fe rall brjdge across the San Diego 3k measure to pre swollen by torren tial rains from sweeping through a residential section of the Rain fell constantly today ana Escondido reported the tremen dous total of inches for the past 24 hours and inches for the Betweeft 400 and 600 persons Seriocomic Discussions Feature Day Of Heat ed Disputes Blanton Accepts v By The Associated Press 15 he house worked itself into eriocomic pugilistic affair today with a post mortem discussion of he three recent congressional fist ights but the like the down in the books as no decision Thinly Gloved The verbal rights and pre cipitated by presentation of two iroposals for a code of ethics for were only thinly gloved with jocularity at and at that resulted in a tentative agreement between Representatives Jlanton of Texas and Dickstein of New York for meeting in the house Potential spectators who dogged the footsteps of the two all ready with the cry of were disap for nothing hap For time the chamber took xa a free By The Associated Press FORT airplane crash on the Scott a few miles southwest of Fort resulted in the death of Quincy former Fort Worth motorcycle police and fatal injuries to John aviator Wednes Googins is a son of a former Fort Worth manager of Swift and Burnet had been motorcycle of ficer at Denton for some time and had on his uniform at the time of his WORLD TEST MAY EXTE powers and will do everything in its power to aid In the Premier Wakatsuki made this statement in an exclusive inter view given to an Associated Press in which he frankly and informally discussed Japans position in regard to President Coolidges proposal for a confer ence of world powers to bring about a reduction of naval arma Belton Murder Case Is Started Indictment charging Ray with the murder of John was read in district court here at the opening of the after noon session of her trial for the Jones death occurred in a hospital here January after an illness of about 10 He lived at Holland and was taken ill Finding of a will in bequeathed his automobile and property at Holland to and Ray led to an Investigation by District Attorney Few Will Take Stand By Universal Service SAN Bates of San Angelo on trial here for the slaying of cms March Is expected to take the stand sometime Thursday and say that heshot in selfdefense The state for the last two days has been building its demand for the Hfe of Bates on the testimony of Bessie lifelong the South Beach section of Venice near Santa during th past 24 The flood situation was relieved however when authorities dynamited the old flood gates at Playa Del per mlttlng the waters in the Venie canals and the De Rey lagoon t And while the storm was report ed the conditions tha brought it to a head and filled i with pounding cascadin snowfalls and floodlike sti These conditions were cen tered in and around a series of lo pressure areas that extend from th Aleutians to the sub The greatest toll of human lif came In the Sierra Nevada moun tains 75 miles east of wher a snowslide buriedxa camp of th Southern There are twenty two in the hos pital at Big of whom fiv are expected to Five bodie have been discovered and there ar Nothing New Is Reported From Marlands Deep Well World Oil Companys 1 southeast corner Section Block Jones located 1 14 mile north five dead whose bodies hav east of theNoodle Creek discovery not been Three other hit the lime yesterday and was expected to be drilled into the pay early This well has been considered oneof the most important of all tests started following discovery of the new pool in southwestern Jones Its successful completion would mean a very valuable exten sion of the and in the direc tion in which most of the wildcat ting Is being Chester Bunker of Fort head of the World com has been making headquar friend of the and herj ters here for several days and was who was 11 at the time of the Both testified that WaJlen surprised Bates loading their automobile with liquor and that Bates shot The defendant also wounded in the battle while his companion escaped Bates was tried in Del Rio and sentenced to nve years in the peni After reversal by the appellate court a change of venue to Ozona was The venue subsequently was changed to San Reporter Foreman Is Critically HI composing room fore had put poison In a glass of water given Jones to Three Herman Lad Ivy Conder and Horace all of were obtained at the afternoon session and the special venire of 100 had reduced to 14 on the location last Nothing new was the an nouncement made last night from company offices concerning Mar lands 2 which found oil Sunday at opening a second pay under Noodle ORANGE SHERIFF DIES By The Associated Press iff sheriff of county for more than six died following an operation for an He is euivived by a widow and three lOne Hel is chief of police at Another Hel ton of Is of the Ranger Oil are thought to be Trainman RIHed Near Whittier last a Un Ion Pacific train went through undermined steel trestle ove killing one tralnma and Injuring others of the crew and one passengerl Nicaragua Peace Hope Abandoned Rear Admiral Julian commander of the United States naval forces In Nicaraguan waters reported to the war depart ment yesterday that all peace negotiations between the two countries had been The situation there has assumed a critical Story at right IS PROPOSED BY SENATOR Senate Takes Final Steps In Disposing Of McFadden although entirely would have inspired the promoting Instincts of Tex Promising looking heavies and light heavies milled around the well of house smit ing the welkin with humorous quips and retorts as Representative Burton of who was presid banged his gavel for order and seemed undecided whether to use the mallet as an offensive or defen sive Reads Resolution It all began when Represen tative Carew of New read a resolution calling for creation of a joint and several committees of the senate and house on chal fights and duels and requiring that future bouts be fought to a who figured with Representative Bloom of New York in a souffle yesterday In a committee took the reference to Shaking on emphasizing forefinger in Carews he shouted I have been able to maintain 71 to before Senator I upon every position I I a co As exclusively reported In Lni Tv The Associated Tress Sacasa Men Ready For Final Drive To Wrest Control From Diaz Or By Universal Six scouting airplanes equipped machine guns and 20 additional marines were ordered to Nicaragua from San Diego today as the revolution there assumed a critical All peace negotiations have been reports from Read Admiral Julian Lati in command of naval forces in Nicaraguan waters Made Preparation The Sacasa forces are preparing for a final drive to control from President There is danger that American forces us well as American citizens at Inter ior points may be cut off from communication with coastal it waa The planes will be used to main tain communication as sup plement the marines neutral zones and protecting Am erican lives and They will be sent to with the additional force of marines on board the submarine tender Mel now at San The Mel ville was ordered to get underway at once and report to Admiral Latirner at i It was pointed out that the air the De Haviland will be able to maintain speedy com munication between the east and west coasts of Besides their machine guns they are adapt ed for carrying If In Danger In the event that American lives and property are placed in danger The last of many legislative j ag the gacasa army drives toward steps that havp been necessary for the the planes the highly controverted McFadden j can be quickly despatched to dan branch banking bill to reach Pres ident Coolidge was taken today by the Scarcely had the conference re port as amended by the house been Disquieting reports reached Washington following des patches telling of the rebel vic tories at that Sacasa ready to beginhis final advance to a A seven year old drowned when he fell boy was from bridge near San Diego Into a rag ing while two persons lost their lives In traffic accidents caus ed by the storm in Los By The Associated Press physically and every other Carew with serious nodded vigorous But Dickstein Interrupted to accept the challenge and Blanton agreed to take you on any suggest ing the house gymnasium and the late afternoon as the proper place and While a score of others were tryin to question Blanton andadd Ing to the general hilarious conj press See BLANTOV Page 4 State Rests In Mellett Trial By Universal Serviced state of Ohio this afternoon rested ita case against Ben charged with being the pay off author of the revised pro posed a senate investigation of re ports that a group o bankers fa voring the discarded Hull amend ment had spent more than maintaining a in Washing The resolution of the Virginia formerly was secre tary of the was referred but its author will versal Service Mexico has sent Sacasa a half million in and another million and half of Mexican dollars has beeu leaned favorable to the liberal faction in At the same time despatches from Mexico City from Sacaeas foreign minister there bluntly stat ed that the liberals were henceforth to resist American interference by neutral 2ones and that to stop the liberals Pacific the hinterland to the east is suffering from an almost unprecedented rainfall which is swelling damaging resting well at 2 oclock this morn to from the Baptist Sanitarium where he hat been ill tor several Earlier in the night Hill experienced severe attack bet His con dition Is ntlll Hill recently underwent an He an em of Reporter for 20 HOLDS OWN By Universal Srvice IjOS Mabel film come waa barely holding her own late today In her battle against tem perature was 103 this after noon and attending physicians aald Bhc was not rallying as rapidly they had hopedAn rercfltal a serious and wire communications In Cen Northern and Southern Ari Granite which runs through 125 miles north of is at highest stage of any time In the memory of resi Late today ft had eaten away 75 feet of Its destroy ing a road north of Prescott and encroaching on the grounds of the Fort Whipple veterans Electric power lines had been swept away and the hospital trans fer house was expected to fall Into the stream at any moment WOMAN MURDERED By Associated Officers were without a clow today In the death of Minnie Tan C6 year old who wai found with her akull crushed an4 her in flames at A Jury a verdict that WM in an At tempted mltteTcoYduct the Inquiry and readvance might lead to port by next January 1 Senator Glass said rumors that the lobby had conducted activ ities of an illicit and culpable na ture and had spent a sum con siderable in excess of In behalf of the Hull which would have prohibited na tional hanks from maintaining any sort of branches in states which did not sanction branch GOVERNOR IMPROVES Governor Austin who was stricken yesterday with an attack of pneumonia which physicians feared would prove was re ported tonight to be Improved in the murder of Don j These rumors have pone so farj publisher of the to he that Dally All defense motions pald lobbyists of this group of bonk were overruled by Juuge to my certain knowledge jhavo haunted the corridors of this The defense Immediately opened capitol for had employed Its case to save Rudner from the members of congress identified electric William handwriting as the first with this legislation to go out and make speeches In behiK of certain provisions of this defense was expected to j testify that Rudner did not write j the telegram sent to pay Mc Dermott on the day after the mur The state had two experts who testified that Rudner did Record Hot Weather Is Recorded In San Antonio By The Associated Press SAN San Antonio was the hottest place In North America Wednesday with tha thermometer climbing to 87 the hottest February day on record for the and Shreve tied for second placo at 84 The highest tempera registered at The temperature reached 91 de rreea San Antonio February Farmers Poisoned Family At Bailinger Is Improved of chil dren of and living near who were brought here Tuesday suffer ing from were reported Thechildren became seriously 111 Tuesday morn ing after eating biscuits made of poisoned JURY IS SELECTED By The Answlated Vross ALONG DEATH ROW The Associated Press SHAWNBE Maintaining his Innocence to the Joe Peck was hanged today for the murder cf his who was beaten to death at thejr home near way the night of November trap was sprung at m and Smith was pronounced dead six minutes By Universal Service Tha death sentence Imposed on Matthew one of three San Antonio negroes alleged to have constituted the black terror band which for many months left and robbery in Its vas af firmed today by the court of crimi nal Cor the murder of In Bumlera county ot last was obtained from new aummoned to appear when court opened WM flrat man By The Harry under iwntence of death for the murder of Mmthli aldiag hit attorney In ;