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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS werr in UHK VOLUME i SATURDAY JANUARY NUMBER Year Of National Prosperity Predicted By Secretary Hoover Job For Every American Promised Progress Is Despite Slack In Some Flood Scenes At Nashville Where Many Were Driven From Homes By The Associated Press The ner year brings a promise of a job for nearly ev ery Secretary er said and a business outlook tbat is at least free from fear from a violent com mercial or financial Despite jtgrieiiltaral condi tions and some recent reces sions in production and con sumptiOBj the in his can look forward hope fully to continuation of its economic Survey of Employment On the basis of a survey of em ployment prospects made in every Director Francis Jones of the Federal Employment Service also predicted a satisfactory condition for workers during A reply to requests for opinion on the new years economic pros pects can only be based npon the economic currents already born of the old the commerce secrei tary said in a formal j New and unknown currents TV i enter the pew Be there j rio such thing assured Highest Wage Peak No one will deny that 1926 has shown the highest total production and consumption of industrial com modities of year in the history of the United Except in the textile industry and parts of the coal it has been a year of high degree of has been accompanied by the est peak in real because wage income for the country as a whole has slightly increased and cost of living slightly decreased during the the service in and commerce generally have continued improve thejr to reduce and to Thoasands of people have been made homeless in the sooth by the flooding of the Tennessee and Cumberland and number of deaths have been Here arc photographs from two flooded Above Is awash to the housetops btlow is a scene on First street ia the Cttmberlacd river went over its See Page 4 Henry Dupont Dies In Delaware Stricken by a heart attack while in Colonel Henry Dupont died at his home nenr here this jnorning Only his Henry and his Francis wtre abfe to reach his bedside before tha end Colonel Dupont was S8 years He distinguished himself in the Civii was a former United a of the present Senator Coleman He was seri ously ill several months but apparently had except for a cold which was confining him Ito his when his heart Funeral services will be eon ducted Sunday afternoon at Christ Episcopal Church by Bishop Cook and the Frederick Interment will be jn the Dupont family LEE HIGHWAY PAVING BONDS ARE DEFEATED By The Associated Preys Defeat was conceded tonight for in rjad bonds voted on ia Floyd and Motley coun for permanent paving on the according to tele phone messages to the Lubbock Avalanclv Partial The threp counties totaled for Kale xour and 58 county 45i for 2 Floyd county for and 676 Hale county was voting on Floyd on Motiey on Two thirds majority necessary to carry the i Former Secretary Fall Has Comfortable Day By Universal Service v EL Former Secretary ot Interior ill at his home here with pneumonK spent comfortable a slight Increase in According to A bulle tin loslght by of Cumberland Spreading Suffering in Tennessee And Over Sonfli Believed At End CYPRESS LARD IS SOU Bacon And Planning Improvements Soon On Property One of the largest deals in resi dence property made here in sev eral years was consummated yes terday when and Bacon and Reese acquired three resi dence of a froni for The property involved in the deal is located A at the northeast corner of the intersection of North Fifth and Cypress It faces 150 feet on Cypress street and ex tends 140 feet east on North Fifth to the It is now occupied oy the old Evans hocae on the corner being one of the oldest houses in While the property is distinctly ont of the business section it Isre garded as certain to be valuable for business purposes within two or three That it might become Such soon Is a as valu able improvements are We expect to improve prop erty Bacon said last We bought it for that pur pose and because we believe in Cypress We have reached no definite decision as to the Im provements but we are planningto make We did not buy the property as and we do aot ejrpeet to let remain va The deal was consummated by McDavld anfl local real estate TT OF TE 151 QUESTIONED BY ED GAY CROWDS WfflESS EM OF OLD YEAR By The Associated Press i various groups In opposing the j spread of anti evolution legislation Investigation of the legality ofijn the several The organ An Enthusiastic Welcome is Given infant 1927 By Abiienians Abilene ushered in the infant several AOU organi all the enthusiasm It the action of the Texas State text Cation met in connection with the 1 enthusiasm it book commission which has rej annual convention of the American moved ail mention of evolution Association for the Advancement of from text books in statesupported schools is asked in a resolution j The offered by today by the American Association of Johns Hopkins of University professors meeting on the pre Aviators Reach Mexico By The Press The PanAmerican fliers completed another lau of their mile Janainjr near Mexico at oclock this morning from Vera They flew over here The association started more Dry Has Conference With Mellon On The Alcohol By RAMSATt Universal Service Staff Correspondent general counsel and lobbyist of the today served a virtual ulti matum on Secretary of the Treas ury Mellon that poisoning of alco hol must Fearing action which might throw the alcohol supply wide open to beverage without Wheeler declared the poisonous By Universal Service Relief from the flood that has made at least Nashville residents homeless and has spread privation and suffering throughput wide inundated is prom ised starting The Cumberland river has spent The nexi part of their jourc5y its force in the greatest rampage DThSe risers the river has been wn take hem to Salina Cru2near almost negligible since yesterday Iv to the south of ani then proceeded to their Adulterants must be placed in the landing place at about alcohol unless nonpoisonous de naturants are found fully protect ing the prc duct from illegal Confers With floion Aroused by widespread conrtem 14 miles the Coatzacoalcos river from sented by Professor R John of the university of was adopted that when eeme siro ilar orgatnzaiion is it should investigate the legalkv of the ac tion of the Texas state text book commission which has removed all mention of evoluUca from test books in state supported Follows Report The action of the association fol lowed the reading of a report from committee of freedom of teaching in of which Pro fessor Holmes of the univer sity of is on the spread of antievolution legis Since the last report of our the report an other has passed a law prohibiting the teaching of the doctrine of evolution in state supported The statute Is similar to the one passed in Ten Another proposed statute to the same effect was introduced Into the legislature in but after considerable debate failed to A similar law is drawn up ready for presentation to the legis lature in Arkansas when It meets Books Modified The text books have been modi fied by state authorities in Texas so as to eliminate matters pn evo lution which are deemed unsafe for youthful Elsewhere groups are active In the endeavor to have their pe culiar beliefs protected by iawa which make it a crime punishable by fine or or to scientific theories which are deemed inconsistent with possessed last So anxious was the city to cele brate the airival of the youngster and to bid the old fellow au revoir that 33 minutes before the mid night hour was the city was a bedlam of noise and commo Whistles moaned anl piercing s dispelled all intentions of sleep even is the residential shotguns an2 rifles were brought into Theyre limbering era up one old timer remarked and it the staccato of automatics mingled with the deafening sirns Noisy Auto Parties AtstotnotiUe parties of tner ry rrakors raoi up aod tha Cutouts were open and their explosions added to the Fireworks Illuminated the Formally attired merry makers Intermingled with roughly clad pedestrians on downtown Its bigger than the a small viewing a down town New Years celebration for the first told his father in awed Groups on Streets At aearly all intersections In ths downtown groups The principal was centered at the intersection of South First and Chestnut streets where more than 200 gathered to although it since reached the foot gauge at noon and is ex pected to climb a few additional inches before the fall starts to according to Weather Bureau reports this Little additional damage was re ported through the few inches rise of Thursday and this the crisis has Few families were forced move The relief work for poverty stricken citizens driven from their homes continued unabated through out the day Albany began to assume as pect of an armed camp tonight when national guard and naval officers descended on the city for the fourth inaugura tion tomorrow Alfred Smith as governor of New Smiths third term as gov ernor endsd at midnight tomghL He will be inaugurated formal ly upon hU fourth term until some time after noon but New York state will not be without a in the meantime since the chief executive has already been sworn in before Judge Irving j Lehman o the court of pensing with every vestige cf Governor George who rose from restaurant country store delivery bey and miner to the office of chief executive of the today took the oath of office for the sixth Hewas to have been inaug urated Dynamite Blast Kills Llano Man By The Associated Press was his body being blown to and Howard xtion of the as mur Professor of the on the Gulf of foljwing sL mounting death j University of said that evo PHARMACY EXAMS toll from 1OlJdiy Wheeler closaifcd with the superboss of enforcement in the lauers use of poisonous cenaturants 1Q Tf1 Ofl was thoroughly threshed SO IU j While njxpressing sympathy with Mellons aim to halt the Texas State Board of Pharmacy will hold its midwinter meeting for the examination of candidates certificates to practice pharmacy In Texas at the Ralfcigb Wheeler assailed the treasury chiefs underlying conviction that government policy must be influ enced by knowledge that huge quantities of industrial alcohol are being The government cannot proceed January and There will probably be from 100 to P tha theory that the laws will be 150 applicants for Wheeler asserted The Texas State Board of Phar macy is composed of Wiiford Har Wolfs City Cleburne Temple Erwin is the If It did there would be decay of government in less than a If the treasury can find sub stitutes for poisonous See Page 4 Injured possibly of was when Texas State Fair d Reorganized T f of the bvard of di rectors and management of the State Fair Texas Association was effected here Friday with the resignation of as executive secretary and appoint ment of Roy Ruppard as acting secretary Frank Smith as operating manager to handle all fair of J and second vice iresi also were Smtlh was named second vice and president oi the Republic National was elected charigen xveie made by unanimous of charge of dynamite exploded in a rock quarry about 13 miles west of here Blodgett is in an Austin The explosion occurred when the a went to investigate charge of dynamite which had not gone both believing that the fuse had burned Nolen had entered bole in which the blast had been placed when it dis blowing his body into the Blodsrett was standing about 10 feet from the hole at the tirae i atrl was Injured about the head j ani He probably will lose nisi eye should he j Nolens body was brought to i vhere funeral arrange ments ara being He is survived by his widow and five CHILD BURNED WHEN GASOLINE EXPLODES Vernon 5 years North Seventh was painfully burned about tho face Friday afternoon at in on ex plosion of gasoline in an automo bile j According to children who saw the the child was playj ing In an automobile at his i The tank containing was j uncovered and struck a match to tccr into the explosion While the burns are very pain ful it is not thought they will prove Hugh Tandy attended the if you have not yet renewed your subscription for see your home town agent today Saturday and give him your for for ONE YEAR incluuuig Sunday by send your check direct to lution was being taught at the university of Texas and is even be ing taught in certain higrh There Is no legislative act forbid ding tho teaching of he and there seems to be no im mediate danger of such an but we certainly should investigate the legality of this deletion of text books before we submit to Two Young Chicago Slayers Executed By The Associated Press shoe less and ibe other smil ing wanly with a boyish curiosity at the hangmanii James Gricuis Thomas Mc Wane wera executed today for the murder of three whom they klllod to rob in Cicero last swaying on his bare shoes for the death declined to say farewells to his and resisted efforts of to administer the last his 20 year old followed almost with fascination the movements of j guards a they tightened the cords that held his wrists and Marland Plans Howard Tests No Definite Step Taken By Either Side Con fiscation May Not Be Resorted Over at the city jail the lone prisoner tho bastile turned over to Sergeant Lang There aint no Santa Yes there sergeant re but not for bad little prisoners witnessed the advent of a new year through barred windows at the county Many Social Affairs lasting until the wee hours of the morning a midnight cinema frolic at a downtown the and numerous private social occupied the time of many Abilenlans after the midnight peak of merry It wush SOITJ a homeward bound merry maker in formed a lamp post at North Sec ond and Pine at 2 oclock this Rome Abilenlans would have agreed with NEW While chimes in churches from the Battery to the Bronx rang la the New Year Broadway was j celebrating the event in ona of the gayest and most costly demonstra tions 3n the history of the As the oW year fades hotels and night clubs were Jammed with merrymakers paying fancy cover Through special dispensation from Mayor inauguration of tho newly enacted 3 JVL curfew law for night clubs and was postponed for another The clubs were givea permission to remain open as long as they Cheater federal prohij bition retired to his country home in Connecticut to spend ths holidays with his Me said no raids were contemplated By Associated Press result of the new petroleum and alien land laws of Mexico eagerly no definite step had been taken by either side at midnight when the statutes became The Mexican embassy to night interpreted the statement of Louis secretary of issued yesterday in Mexico Cijty on the new laws as meaning there be no confiscation under arti cle 95 of properties of compa nies which fail to comply with the Renounced Rights But ihe partfcs who fail to firm their titles will renounce their rights under The embassy and was point ed out that those having acquired property prior to 1317 by falling to confirm their titles as provisions of the petroleum law go will lose their privileged posi to property acquired be fore 1917 when confirmed will re ceive In lieu a 60 year which upon application may be renewed for another period of 50 Oil properties acquired after It was are entitled their titles have been confirmed to a lease of 30 which may be extended for a period of another 30 By Universal Service MEXICO Scott has losatsc n Bip KprinK Js takirttf the placo of Claude E or tfce Marlaafi on Scott comes from Oklahoma rhere he has teon for some time connected with wi ErwJn ffoes to McCarns to supervise drilling for rue Mar ls nd Company In that RcprcRtritatlves of tha report Cat during IS27 county wjfi get a number of BOSTON ton tonight the lid from the citys New Years Eve It was made known no arrests would be made during the celebration for drinking or sfcrvins crastinating celebrants who usu ally scour the town for taolQ reser vations on the last day of the old year found accommodations pteuty j in dotvntowu Chicago and and lack of congestion at storied sites of Julvltee autfcentf j tiaied of prohibition jhlefs t thc city was spending I its most Siihavan New Years t j panic In j i which persons were Injured nnd many women ended iho New Avars tn front oC J Pauls Cathedral early this In accordance wJh frcfcrht manager for j Immense crowds from all parts of Bv Tbfc AKHorlnfd Tress ST of Joseph Marvin MJCT Railroad linfts wan an noanccd tonight by Oeorsc newly elected vlco presi dent in charge of Oarvln formerly assistant freight traffic who haa been In the employ of the Katy for twenty eight yean formerly held the posi London and its suburbs gathered before the famous church to celebrate the coming of tha year KANSAS ATTORNEY DIES prcsldont Wlch best known attorneys in died loalfbt can rights running hundreds of millions of dollars will stand renounced under Mexican law tomorrow through the refusal of the great oil interests to apply before midnight tonight for confirmation of jrigbfs ac quired before the 1917 revolutioh ary constitution with Its contro versial article Challenging the authority of the Calles government to enforce the of the petroleum lay so far as it affects obtained under tha prorevolutionary con qil interests dominated y name high Ja American finance stood pat as the hoars passed marking expiration of tha parlod within which rfre Jaw re quired they should ask for coaur Thirs became effective pro vision of the law asserting that rights whoso confirmation has not been applied for shall hava no effect against the idderal govern ment in under the article 27 Is vested direct ownership of all minerals Including By their action the oil Interests precipitated the show down In the controversy between Mexico and the United States involving not only the petroleurft but also for estry ani other American hold ings valued at more than a billion While th oil controversy is in tlis United SteUs diplomacy sees B it tha principles upon which rest security ot bSJKorja Ja American not criSy in Mexico but elsewhere thronsrhctit the It is sottsifleration which back cf fcha roolidsfeKellogs jt of che petro in refusing 10 declared retroactive and conSscatory by the state department W By The Associated IVcss flavins pyhrujsted allthe5r n off when the nevr Mexican oil Amertefin oil interests tonlylit awaiting the next move by Onllos The laiv i at Companies claiming to r sent S5 per cent of the o in banded topteu Association of Producers of Pe troleum in arc understood to agreed tactily to ito movA toward filing Joe confirwatJon of W cf ;