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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WltT TEXAS coiur in in soulNMtt rising Ml FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1927 NUMBERS ISASTROUS STORMS SWE Legion Official To Visit Texas of n Fergusons Eulogized By Opposition To Bill Woman In Speakers By The Associated The senate Voted tonight seven to repeal the amnesty granted former Governor James Ferguson by the last The bill was passed after a small handful of porters of the former j national president senators believe thelof the American Legion auxiliary move unconstitutional had fought almost four hours to keep1 the question from a Three senators refused tb vote on the question and Senator voting aye was paired with Sena tor Holbrook voting The vote came only after Sena tors Miller and Bowers had made a desperate effort to delay the question and had been ruled out of order by Senator Margie wfco has ever occupied After prolonged speeches by Senators Fairchild op ponents of the measure were un ableto avoid a vote on the previous question which was College Girl TaKCS Poison High School ruled when he attempted to debate gQy that Themotion was voted 20 to A motion to ad By Universal Service journ was 22 to and an NEW The among students dur ing the past six weeks mounted to sixteen today with Clark Kess uijps Abilene Contractors Are Awarded Four Year Project For Road Im before the senate again was over ruled on a point of at Win ters of state Legion com mander and Hardin of president of the state are to appear on the program Story on page 7 The roll call was then taken and j Jer of Elizabeth and Miss the measure finally Edith Stewart of Tuxedo Friends of the measure did very j N ga the iatest little confining their de bate to frequent questions ana points of order With a safe ma jority Senator Love and his sup porters sat back and heard the opposition eulogize the See AMNESTY Pg 4 Obtained To End Saturday Approximately has been raised in the funding an nounced last The goal that has been set 13 Winters all teams to finish work if pointing out that Saturday is the last day of the drive and busi ness very busiy that Womens teams have not turn ed in he and de clared that they must do so im Not all of the team captains had reported last SelfiDefense Is PleaOf Slayer By Universal Service SAN the stand in his own defense here late Bob charged with the murder of Cus toms Officer James de 16yearold high school himself by taking Paris Green in AU Saints Episco pal church where body was found early today after he had failed to return home from Miss senior at El mira swallowed poison Classmates said she had been despondent after receiv ing a rebuke because of an un authorized visit to Cornell Univer sity in The death of Kessler was made the more complicated by one written in code and addressed to a The other was left with a school mate to be given tohis Frank wellto do Contents of the notes not The man who came out of the brush near the international bridge at Del Rio fired Bates told the He didnt say he When he fired rehabilitating the Kansas Mexico Orient railroad with Announcement was made In j Abilene yesterday by Bontke Bro 1 thers and owners of theSweetwater Rock Gravel that they had been awarded a contract to furnish rock for ballasting the Orient track from San Angelo to a distance of From San Angelo came the an nouncement that the Orient is now receiving 160 cars of oil daily from the McCamey west of San and will soon be receiving from 200 to 260 Three loco secured from the Missour Pacific were delivered to the Orient Wednesday at San An and seven more have been asked San Angelo also announced tha work had been started on the international bridge at and A driver has been The Orients Mexican heading to ward Texas from I only 40 miles from the border a the gap is closed and that between Alpine anc across the Big Bend country of the Rio th Orient will have a completed lin from to the Pacifi coast at W and H general were a Topolobampo A Job The Sweetwater Rock Grave Company is an Abileneowne It will deliver from 000 to tons of rock to th Orient at a plant it is constructin 12 miles south of an the contract price is more than It will four years to complete the the railway company doing the ballasting with its own The division from San Angelo to Sweetwater will be ballasted then proceed ing from Sweetwater north to The Bontke Brothers firm is composed of lonstable Claims He Saw Defendant Stamp On Grays Body By The Associated Press Testimony of constable of Medina that he saw Pat Forrest stamp on the body of Gray and then drag him in front of his automobile eatured Forrests trial here Thursday for the murder of reerichs said Grays eyes had gouged from their sockets and that his face was badly lacer Seven witnesses were examined Thursday while the defendant sat apparently his mother sitting behind him and occasion ally patting him on the Several witnesses testified to having seen Forrest in a poker EVEN TESTIFY EATH CASE TK game with Gray on the day of the and to have seen Forrest display checks and money which he claimed to have won from Butler ol Bandera said the body of uray was badly bruised and showed signs of having been run over by an Thursday morning the state 01 fered in evidence the clothes and the day the murder was com to which the defense ob The jury was withdrawn at this instance and counsel for iinti sides Blues the admissibii gajraltents were afternoon Stokes Medina garage testified that Forrest and Gray came into his garage on the day of the slaying and that Gray was sitting in the car in a stooped though When asked why Grays Forrest told him Gray had tried to pull the cap from a bottle with his Stokes sa Texans Night Club In New York Opens By Universal Service NEW 17 Texas Guinans merriment emporium the 300 was reopened to with Texas in her role as following last night spectacular An attempt wil be made to padlock the place Congressional Opinion Is Divided Over Presi dents Attitude To ward By The Associated Press The MeNaryHtfagen farm re lief bill twas finally passed by the house tonignt to be sent to President Coolidge for ap protal or The vote 214 to Meet Accessary Having passed n the identical form approved by the a conference between the two branches of congress to adjust dif ferences will be As finally the bill con tains the provision for levying an equalization fee against basic crops to be used in controlling the sur This feature was bitterly op posed throughout by opponents to the It now goes directly to President Coolidge with cangressionaiopiniOTi veto the measure or permit it to become a Dog Rescued From Fox Hole Prison By Score Of Workmen Just A But Friends Bally To Help By The Associated Press reel movie cam eramen stood around idly to day or contented themselves with shooting atmosphere scenes while the object of their vjsit dozed contentedly in front of a tire with his ministering to his When the dog has rested he will by the movie Except for a slight the hound seemed to have suf fered no ill effects from his 110 hour in a fox His dog tired rested after having re leased him at The score of laboring day and night since blasted and drilled their way through solid limestone to reach the which had scurried into the hole about three jumps behind a rod fox Thursday night and had been trapped by a fall of The fox was found dead yes evidence that Ring had got his LOUISIANA TORNADO CLAIMS TWELVE LIVES MAKESHIFT HOSPITALSJARE FOR HURT Southern California Busy Restoring Devastated Area Pacific Coast Death Toll Remains At 21 Colorado Suffers From Cold By The Associated Press persons are known to have been killed in a tornado which struck Pleasant at 4 oclock this chief of of said in a long distance telephone conversa tion i Dead and injured from the stricken area are brought to Tin Mansfield sanirariura has Ixon By The Associated VIVPS Seven negroes were killed here to night when a tornado struck the Lilla Mat plantation on Lake Bruin near Twenty one were re ported Most of the plan tation houses along the lake were Because of crippled communications the names of the dead and injured could not be An entirely new reason was given this evening for the descent by federal authorities upon the 30T federal farm board with power to levy an equalization fee on six basic agricultural commodities for the purpose of controlling sur By passing the the house in less than 12 months reversed its having by a vote of 212 to 167 last spring re jected a bill embodying the same general Two years ago it also voted down a bill by the same name with similar Rejects Fee Plan The by passing the bill 47 to 39 last week also reversed its having rejected the equal ization fee plan last Inclusion of tobacco and rice and the elimination of cattle as basic farm commodities was credited generally for the increase in strength mustered by the Suicide Indicated As Three Men Die Foreign Affairs Handled By By The Associated Press De claring he will not meddle in international Governor Moody late today Issued a state ment condemning a recent story in certain newspapers to the of fect that he disapproved the atti tude of the national government toward Some days ago I was Invited to go with other citizens of this By Assx The Leli plantation on Lake above Joseph in Tensas was hit by a tornado at 7 oclock tonight causing cas ualties of one ono missing and from 16 to 20 All were Many of the plantation tenant houses were demolished and one with a who was was blown Into the Texas Panhanrfl1 shivered tonight as a norther down from the Rockies and sent ths hurtling downward to 25 above A light snow that bepan falling soon after dark soon turned Into the heaviest snowfall of the The mercury hero cropped 30 degrees opened to the wounded citizens there are sending blankets and first aid supplies to Pleasant OSy Thf PITSi PHEASANT are one It and two are not expected to as a result of a tornado i struck a mile and half south o here at this The dead LA mar Larry Vcrdie Two small Ashby Ruth Elbert Joe and John all of Orient Profits The Orient is profiting in the West Texas plateau oil district through lack of pipe line Daily production has jumped to The coded message was Dally production given to Frank Kaufman last i to barrels In the Yates Monday and Kaufman was asked I in Pecos with the Monday and Kaufman was not to open it until It is understood the note was deciph ered to imply that Kessler brooded over his studies and wanted to go Students Organize AntiSuicide Club 2y The Associated Press An antisuicide with an initial membership of whose members pledge themselves to take special courses in study stu dent habits of and dis courage has been formed atthe University of Formation of club was an nounced today after reports had dome in Midwest Transcontinental com panies having two wells on the pay waiting for the pipe line being constructed by the Humble Com These two companies are completing two storage one of barrels and the other of By The Associated Press SAN Building of the Orient railroad in should be completed to the Rio Grande by according to Churchill of chief and Juan superintendent of the Chihuahua divisionThey were in Presidio after inspecting Grading northwestward from the quick as I When I was fell against the The state in offering Its evidence attempted to show that Bates killed the customs officer when Wallen discovered him running liquor across the i i EPIDEMIC GROWS By Univwsal Service epi demic of la grippe is two thousand new cases In day and ten thou sand in the past It is mild for oaly bringing the total to The antisuicide club member ship includes both men and women Its motto is live and let and Its organizers expressed hope that it would expand to combat the germ of self destruc Unknown Assassin Shoots Carpenter By The Associated Press John 49 years carpenter was instantly killed by a bullet fired through the winj dow of hia home by an unknown 1 here late in forty miles of the Rio Grande and rail laying to within forty eight The gap to be closed between river and Tex is ninety The grading contractor in Mexico contemplates the use of gasoline drags and whichwill speed up the Shelly was slain as he sat read ing an evening paper and police believe the assassin crouched be neath the window and fired the fatal No motive coultl he ascribed by famlij tor UM New York Doctor Charged With Mistreating Dogs By Universal Service NEW eir mouths sealed tape formed the basis of a charge of cruelty to ani mals against David Scnell tng of the Jewish Brook by Superintendent Harry Morau of the humane society of New Trial wt for challenge from You cant get Come and try is the taunt the night club is said to have flung at the federal prohibition forces spent a night in a was the comment of prohibition enforce ment officer SWIMMER DROWNS By The Associated press The body of Remijio former police officer at Matamoros was taken from the Rio Grande at the foot of Thirteenth Street here It is believed he drown ed while attempting to swim the FILM STAR BETTER Bv The Associated Press SANTA Normand was declared to be out of danger by her physician late today at the Santa Monica hos pital where the film actress has been critically ill with bronchial WEST TEXAS GREATEST WANT AD MEDIUM the past two months the clnssified section has more than doubled December the new classified department was the want ad section consisted of about six and one third today It measures thirteen a daily average the Re porterNews Want Ad section is larger than the Star Tele grams which malces the Re porterNews the Largest Ad Medium In West matter what town you live no matter what you have to sell or trade you can reach the major portion of WEST TEXAS with a ReporterNews By The Associated Press Two state on a trip over the new road todaVj from G5 to where it stood at the last reading at 6 A strong wind is blowing the and has cracked at least one plate glass Local rasters say the thermometer will go to 20 or lower befor men were found dead in their rooms Thursday night and a third died in a hospital from the effects of Frank 66 form er railroad was found with a bullet wound through his heart in a private rooming house He has been in ill A note requested that a son in Austin be Charles formerly of Oklahoma was found In a hotel with a bullet wound to and attend a celebration marking its The fact that I accepted such an invitation was significant of tint two things that I recog nized the road as an avenue of commerce from Mexico to and I was glad that it had been built and that I thought it would be a pleasant and en joyable it has no interna tional aspect whatever with re spect to foreign he The extravagant statement carried by some papers to the ef fect that I was going on the trip in the covered by a His body was dis Stanley Dabney died at a hospital from the effects of acid He was discovered dying at his Condition Of Hill Is Reported Unchanged There was no change in the con dition of Hiii late Thurs day it was reported at the West Texas Baptist for many years fore man of the Abilene Reporter com posing has been critically 111 for several His condition became worse Wednesday but he rallied and was reported to be rest ing His condition continu ed very hospital attendants Slight Hope Is Held For Governor Of Tennessee By Universal Service Governor Austin Peay waa at deaths door and his phy sicians reluaed to entertain hope that ho would recover from the j ravages of double against which the chief executive of our government toward Mexico was without any basis in and attempted to magnify a special trip into one involving interna tional Our foreign poll are fixed by the president national secretary of and I am not attempting to med dle in those cies and Nationalists Are Victorious In China By The Associated Press cap ture of important cen ter 113 miles south west of Shang hai by the was con firmed here The forces of Fear that An unidentified Miss Ruth about IS yenn Is missing and believed following the instruction of IKT Her Colonel is in a critical conditions and is ex pected to An unidentified man will die it is By The Associated JVEW The following stonnf warning was issued by the local weather bureau tonight Northwest storm nrnin ordered 8 Morgan to Disturbance over West iulf states moving eastward will be followed by Increasing northerly winds tonight reach ing gale force by Cold freezing to coast by Fri day the shipping hoard freighter Elluon had been lost with hands on was expressed today by he Admiral op erators of the The steamer another snipping boar which re sponded to the distress call cf the messaged that It had searched the entire area givftn by tho latter ship as Ita with out finding either the stricken freighter or opin boats to which the crew might have Pacific Coast Damage Great By The Associated Press LOS especially the south ern part of the busied itself under sunshiny skies with restcr Marshal Sun ChuanFang who ing highway and lines of com formcrly held the was pre south at Kashing and The Chinese press in Peking re ports that on the Honan to the northwest in the the munication that yesterday were crippled seriously In the climax of a four day Transcontinental railways In the Los Angeles dis trict had their service back to normal with the exception of lines LI 1C lHi Wh3W vvi advancing running to where have entered rail cen outs were being The 700 The Masonic temple in this little toivn was turned into a make shift hospital as the dead and dying were rushed to this It is believed that a final check will reveal more than a dozen Through the efforts of tha Shreveport Times special doctors and ambulances from the North Louisiana sanitarium were despatched here tonight as quickly as telephone connections could l9 The McCook Morticians sent two ambulances and provided transportation for tho According to meager Informa tion early in the tha tornado cut a swath a half mile wrecking barns and other The Stockton a mile and a half south of was the first but of the twelve occupants no one was At the Hicks Hicks and her 25 were killed Keys it was had been plow ing in the but becoming went to the ar riving there just as the storm a West Texas Is Promised Drop ter of Northerft It Is pected that a junction will formed there shortly with tho advancing from the i miles of the north and J be j were thoroughly soaked by tho four days In the central part of the state the past Governor Peay has failed to re spond to and the heart action It admit Texas Negro WifeSiayer Electrocuted At Prison By The Associated was electrocuted at the Mate pen itentiary hero early this Ho was convicted of killing wife at San Barnes went to the elfictrlc at and told Warden Speer that he ready and was truftinjir in the prison pronounced him Two days of spring ondod in the throws of i if norther that kicked the 30 degrees downward ftom tho Southern Pacific overland to 9 West Texas is prom blocked by landised subfreezing for to the east wre by tno trains that were held Following the cessation of the downpour most high ways today had been opened j to travel although workmen will be busy several removing mud and debris and completing the when 65 It stood at 42 Telegraphic and telephone communication from Los AnirelM to San Diego and DEATH WOlUli greos at 7 and at 9 oclock had fallen to 34 Wont Texas cities reportv1 harii north some light some light mist and to forty He greo in The beamed warmly rnroujrh thetempera ture having climbed to SO defwt in this northcr was heralued ;