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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST TEXAS Friday colder Saturday Volume FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1927 TEN PAGES Number 151 Greatest BattleOf Chinese Republics History Impending COOLIDGE TO VETO McN ARYHAUGEN FARM MEASURE Armies of Both Factions Speeding Toward Prize City of Orient Subjects By Universal Service greatest battle in the history of the Chinese republic tonight appears to be It will be the fight between the forces of the Peking gov ernment and the Cantonese the control of the countrys main seaport and the richest city in the Orient Both factions have speeded up their armies in their race for the By The Associated Press residents were called to arms m Shanghai today to prevent possible invasion of their settlements by defeated and demoralized soldiers of Marshal Sun de posed ruler of this province of Leads Marines In Nicaraguan Zone CONFESSION IS PR Til NEA Washington Bureau BrigadierGeneral Logan who has been designated to com mand all the United States Marines in As leader of the American land General Fe land will cooperate with Rear Ad miral Julian who com mands the American special service squadron in Central American Volunteer companies of Ameri Portuguese and Japanese mounted guard to halt any irres ponsible body of Chinese soldiers from pouring into the foreign dis tricts and looting homes and busi ness as was done a week ego at Hanchow by the same troops before they were forced from that city by the victorious Trainloads of Suns troops ar rived from 28 miles south of where the army of men was reported crumbl ing and falling back toward Shang without waiting for the at tack of the moving northward from A race developed today for pos session of Shanghai between troops from Shantung province under General Chans TsungChangr and thearmy of the Nationalist Can tonese Apparently the Shantungese Assume Control Chang once Suns adversary in the field and recently his supposed ally in alliance of Northern war assumed com control of Kiangku No Resentment Felt By Toward Action Of British By The Associatecl PTPRS With a British cruiser steamin Fort Worth Bandit Tells Of Planning Robbery Whidh Resulted In Showmans By The Associated Press FORT to reach an agree ment after deliberating for an the jury in the trial of charged with robbery with firearmsin con nection with the robbery and slayins of Roscoe theatre here on January retired 1or the The case went jury at oclock after two honr night session was ordered to permit attorneys to conclude their By The Associated Press FOET that part of his confession which said he fired the fatal shot in the day light holdup of Roscoe Wil 22 took the stand in defense of his life late today in criminal dis trkf He how that for days he planned the that bought cartridges for the pistol used in the that he stole automobiles in which to make the escape and that he accept ed half of the loot after Wil son had been robbed and Save Silvers Why did you tell the district attorney in your confession that you fired the shot he was asked by defense Jesse I did It to try to save he replied referring to his co E IGNORES POLITICAL TIES IN WEST WITH Message to Congress Already Reports In Washington Declare May Be Delivered Within Fortyeight By Universal Service Coolidge has decided to veto tSe McNaryHaugen farmrelief He is understood to have written his veto message to con Although he has until next Thursday to the veto mes sage may be delivered to the senate within 48 It is believed that his opposition to the bill contains the against the original McNary same objections he expressed America Deserves Not Texas Solon Says France Must Pay War Debt To Blanton Tells WA By Universal Service France must pay her war debt to the United States be fore bestowing medals upon A mericans who aided her in the world Tom D of declared in the house 1 Billsto permit Cobert naval and Thomas Blanton of the to accept French medals were sidetracked by Blantons The house was proceeding under a rule which one objec tion caused a bill to be passed What America wants from France is said Blan for Nicaragua for moral effect j Bob whose trial despite American assurances of all possible and proper protection to Sun only a r people of five apparently has to private his where abouts great figure toppled by Cantonese military orces and political the duplicity of his The Shantung troops arepour ing into Shanghai to go south to meet the Cantonese almost at Shanghais Three thou 4 sand arrived today from land are expected daily for khe next few days to build up the force against an advanc ing army said to number The Cantonese are nearing Sung iciang by rail and water from DEFENSE ENDS IN BRIBE TRIAL iiry Decision Near In Trial Of Harry Daugherty By The Associated NEW de jfense has said its last word in the Summations for Harry former attorney gen feral and Thomas former alien property charged i xdth conspiracy to defraud the United States of their best services In the allowance of the American Metal Company concluded nationals in that developments in the Nicaragua muddletook new torn Whether this aspect of the situa tion played any part in delajing action by the senate foreign rela tions committee on Senator Borahs proposal that it visit Central Amer ica and Mexico for first hand in vestigation of conditions was not There was no intimation that the Washington government resented the British On the contra it was said officially at the tion made by Ambassador Howard of British purposes was perfectly His explanation was that the cruiser Colombo was headed for Corinto as a possible refuge for British citizens in Nicaragua threat ened by civil war The commander of the Colombo has been instructed not to land any forces in Damage Suit Is Result Of Crash is set for next told me that the witness had iden tified him as the man who did the He said that if I would take the blame it would confuse the witnesses and neither of us would get more than a life sen Then you framed up that story to cheat justice and to fool the jury Stone was asked on cross sir replied Sticks to Story Stone when quizzed by the state he was questioned on direct exam His wife sat nearby and cried as he related the incidents were filed in the Coleman District In which Robie i nlm and Helms of Callahan are plaintiffs and Frenzall of this city is the What agreemet did you have in regard to firearms Stone was asked by his attorney when refer ence was made to the plot to hold up who was treasurer of the Majestic There were to be no replied After the automobile was parked at the scene of the the plan was for him Stone to keep the motor running and for him to be ready for he He us the Former Students Confess Banditry By Associated Press form er students who deserted school for the bright lights of Chicagos night life who confessed a daring holdup last night of a movie theatre tonight said they were sons of welltodo fami lies of The youths raided the new Palace Theatre and herded the manager and several ushers into an office so quietly that1 the audience was unaware of what was CLU MM Permission of State Ruled As Necessary Before Activities Taft On Bv The Associated Press Ku Klux Klan today lost in the supreme court its claim of the right to carry on activities in any state without obtaining permission from the Haugen bill to the Chicago constate vention of the American Farm Bureau Federation and from which he has steadily refused to Move Dangerous He then said that if the govern ment ever engaged in buying or selling of farm it would amount to no matter how much it might be The pending bill authorizes the buying of surplus He said that pricefixing was too dan gerous a venture for the govern ment to embark President Coolidge is fcnown also to believe that government buying and selling might prove disastrous to the cooperative marketing so cieties which the farmers have or ganized for their mutual believes they would be unable to compete with the new purchas ing board created by the McNary Haugen bill behind which the enormous resources of the govern ment would be It is because of those that President Coolidge has endea vored to prevail upon congress to go to the assistance of the farmers The CoolidgeFess backed by him last would have placed at their disposal and would have giv en them the service of the govern ments experts to assist in stimu lating and encouraging the cooper Backed One Bill The CurtisCrisp backed by him this would have placed large government loans at their disposal for the formation of pri vate corporations which would do the crop marketing that the Mc The question reached the court from Kansas in an appeal by the Georgia Klan Corpora tion which sought to conduct its activities there without ob taining permission as required by the Kansas law relating to corporations organized in other Announced Soon Questioning of John counsel for the by the mem bers of the court during his argu ment was Chief Justice Tafts announcement that the coun sel for the states vsot to be heard as the court was without jurisdiction in the An order giving effect to the courts decision to dismiss the appeal will shortly be probably In opening his argument Dean emphasized the importance of the controversy from the viewpoint of the Ku Klux Klan and declared that it wanted to contest the right ftf any state to exclude it as a for eign He asserted that every citizen and corporation of the United States had that right under the federal Decline to Agree Members of the court declined to agree with him and expressed FAMILIES OF VICTIIS GAZE HELPLESSLY ON HOLOCAUST FOUR HEN ARE INCINERATED Sixth Man Working In Pipe Line Storage Tank Escapes by Leaping Through Manhole Entire Town of Hearne Swarms to Fiery Scene By The Associated Press men were burned to death and the bodies of four were incinerated while their families shrieked and wrung their hands helplessly about the holocaust here late today in a pipe line storage tank fire caused by the of oil waste which the tnen were engaged in cleaning The dead Clifford 3 5 Jack Dan Grace Eugene Nicholson had three children and Blair one One Man Escapes Boc a sixth man work ing In the escaped by leap ing through the manhole of which shut to trap The body Of Crawford xvri recovered before the blaze became too hot to permit rescue Tho a barrel reser voir on the Humble pipe was empty except for two feet of waste oil and sediment which the men were The gasoline blow torch was to havo ignited fumes from tin causing a slight explosion and filling the tank with dense smoke The closing of the which probably cost some of men their lives Is thought to have held down the blaze for a but shortly after six oclock Fishing For Lug In King Shallow Widcat An Acre Is Paid While acreage near the shallow wildcat on the King ranch north of here in Jones county changed hands at as high as SI 2 5 an acre the crew last night was fishing for the small umlsrreamer rig that has delayed completion of the test for several Oil was reported to have stood feet in the hole yesterday after all except four feet of cavinss had been cleaned out during the The total depth was feet two months ago when oil bearing sand was When first struck gas shot the fltfid up the the works caved and the bit was This brought on a six weeks fishing Now all that holds back a test of the sand is tho tiny upon which the bit had pounded for two days until hopes of drilling past it were abandoned yesterday and fishing A the5r views to the These j shut down was made nec wcre summarized by Justice Me1 ossary afternoon when who demanded that Dean state the grounds for claim ing such a He replied that every including the was guaranteed by the federal constitution rights of free a free press and to conduct propa Chief Justice Taft then ini tool was The Manhattan Oil Company yes terday afternoon paid an acre for 40 acres threequarters of a mile south of this Much acreage has changed hands at and per aero and even terjected that no corporation had audience was unaware 01 wnai waa NaryHaugen bill proposes for the rlshts a state j robbed them A I its permission unless engaged in In then Reaped in an automobile with I terstate howcv but were captured at Val along with the The boys said that they were Henry son of an Elgin and George also son of an Elgin real estate Atkinson was a former stu dent in a college at and Webb formerly was a high school student at Amnesty Bill Is Favored In House President Coolidge has urged to sign the bill as a political the klan stroke to capture the He bej ln 6uch lleves the bill Is wrong and will Home Club Women Select Officers not sign Texan May Figh MidTexas Teachers To Meet At Brownwood MidTexas Teachers Association meets here March Speakers Fv The Assnrintorl Pross NEW Clyde welter who sprang a sensation last Officers to Demonstration servo Club the Home Council of tho neat became so intense that the tank could not be Fighting Is Futile Fire fighting apparatus was brought from town to the which is about a mile from but had little success against the Tho entire population of including the bereaved families of the three married men swarmed to the scene and for a while worked frantically to rescue the bodies of the only ceasing when the interior of the tank became a roaring which could not be Knew of Trips Silvers was to wait for Wilson to step up the going to The suits are the outgrowth of a collision that occurred on the Bur kett highway on or about Decem ber at 11 oclock Plaintiffs allege that or left a loaded truck standing in the high way without lights or warning sig and that they could not see the truck in time to avoid the colli case was only two stages away from tho United States At torney Emory Rucknor has to make the governments summation end Judge John Knox has toj charge tho Buckner has been allotted tomorrow to make his sum Judge Knox asked the Jurors whether they would receive charge on Saturday and begin thelr They to en SLEEPS IN CHtmCH By Universal Service SAN in a church where he had gono to catch up on his beauty a 22yearold youth was sleeping it off In the city jail today after being booked on a va grancy BRANCH AUTHORIZED By Thfi Associated The Federal Reserve board today Reserve Bank of Dallas at San An contingent on signature of the McFadden branch banking bill by the because we had trailed him for several days and knew of his trips to the testified the but when Wilson step ped up there Silvers was not at that point He had been waiting in a stairway for I thought that something had gone wrong and that the holdup was I began trying not to look sus piciousThen I heard a I thought at first some one else had flred I tried to get On the Impulse of the I for got that Silvers was I started the car I didnt even open the and Silvers fell over the door into the FLIERS ARRIVE By The Press BUENOS The UnitedStates army good will avia tors arrived late today at Bahla spanning the southern part of South America from and crossing By The Associated press senate bill to repeal amnesty grant ed James impeached former by the Thirty Ninth was reported fav include President P of i Monday by whipping the Texas Technological College at Peto Latzo in a tenround match State Superintendent superintendent of schools at and who is also president of the Texas State Teachers orably tonight by the house com1 secretary of the state asosdation tains and the Argentine Pampas on Overriding a fourhour filibuster by Ferguson the senj ate a week ago tonight passed the 22 to in the face of charges of Senator Fairchild of kin that aye voters were ruled by political expediency rather than by The measure probably will get action In the house the middle of next A fight is and The sessions will be it is ready to meet Latzo in a return bout for 147pound titleat Madison Square Walk who has taken over the management of said that Huh Prince 1 Youresu Smart Enlarging Big Spring Warehouse BIG The Marland Oil now ex tensively operating in Howard county is enlarging its warehouse in Big doubling its The company Is negotiating with the railroad and city officials for yardage near the crossing of sec ond and Lancaster streets and if this space is obtained a spur track will be built from the main line to theacquired CHILD IS SHOT By Tho Associated Tress DEL Jose 7yearold son of Sergio shot and killed hero last night when a small rifle with which he of hia he would consent to tho title bout in Latzds home Tho match in Dallas was at the Brownwood hlsrh school catch weights so that the cham pionship was not Hull probably will make his eas tern debut in a bout on the carci at Madison Square March Tex Rickard said today after a conference with By Universal Service girl Is there anywhere who would think of refusing a Britains gay young Prince of Wales Yet Miss Phyllis winsome and starry eyed daughter of the corner did that very thing this evening when the prince visited Bower street to open an east end Phyllis was waiting for the prince at the The prince came playfully pinched the maidens cheeks and bent forward for Phyllis turned her lips away Holding out a bouquet to the smiling the maiden said Mister Prince you 2 yearn Taylor county have just been elect ed and programs for the years work are to be published in a year book by the Chamber of Commerce and furnished to Miss Caroline home demonstration agent met with the council members in their election mecting and the following officers were named North President vjre president and press Representatives from several clubs made reports that indicated nil home demonstration clubs of the county are advancing and plan much woik for tho comma Coleman County Employs Accountant For Tax Survey Cole man County Commissioners Court has entered Into a contrast Thomas accountant and auditor of to survey the tax rolls of the county and see that oil pipe rigs and productions are properly The contract is for one but in all probability the firm will retained for several or long as the services are KANSAS BANKS FAIL TO OPEN Routine Matters j Caims Depositors Before City Board i Fund Are Increasing Drilling To Be Resumed In Largent Test Today Drilling is expected to be re sumed today in Gibson Johnsons Larpent De Witt Coun ty School Jones four miles north of Merkel and three miles east of the Noodle Creek Tho test In feot deep and the rip has been shut down walt Inpr for fuel Much interest is being shown In this well especially by Merkel Claude Bank Cashier Near Death Following Assault Turner of Claudo was In Jail hero Thursday charped with an assault or cashier of the CJaudc State Edwards was struck down as entered a etore hero last The blow partially severed his right ear and nhynlcians fear his Injury may be fatal bccaurJ of concussion of feralp Routine matters and minor The Assoclntert Prcs street pavinff proceedings will oc fnff of seven banks In Southwestern the time of the city eommls Kansas today threatened to in sioner in regular session this aft mayor pro crease by about one million dollars the claim apainsrt the deposi stntPd last i tors guaranty Liabilities of Mayor E Coombes is out fund niready its as of thfi city and is not expected to scts morf than five and a return until Amarillo Makes Ready For Court By Thfi Associated Presa With tho sknlnp lato yestmlay f tho 47th judicialdistrict attorney bill by Dan this dis of which Potter county find Amsrillo comprise tho principal may now appoint assistants to It is proposed to appoint two as sistants to clear up the unusually dockets resulting from the rapid growth In this The county commlealoncrs now must throsh out details of and other million The net liabilities havo mounted above six and half million dollars as a result of tho post beiluin depression which has affoctod While claims npainst the Insol vent fund the state legislature must decide whether it will repeal the bank guaranty Jaw and vote for a bond to pay th claims of depositors who havo no hope to recover from tho pres ent Two bills pending in tho house of both pre pared by the majority Representative Benjamin En repeal of the law and a bond Issue peopiea In order to ottttflence In ;