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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST and Sat urday generally Volume FRIDAY JANUARY TWELVE NUMBER RA LE TOWNS Guards Redoubled As Crowds Gather For Hassell Trial L TTEE EMBRACES ALL TEXAS KERNS INDICTED IN NEW LIQUOR CASE ONE DAY AFTER BEING PARDONED Thirtysix hours after he occurred teen granted pardon from a on October Joint Meeting Is Held A Dallas Thursday T Work For Interest 0 Whole A coordinating work for the legislative inter ests of the whole wa formed here Thursday night a a joint meeting of officials o the East West Teia and South Texas Chambers o The committee will consis of the pres iciest and manager of 6 the three KeHey Is Chairman Kelley of Longview president of tho East Texas Chamber of was elec ted chairman of the coordinat ing Provision made for meetings to ally on the first in Jaji subject to call the chair A statewide with a view to complete revision of the state tax formation of a nonpolitical state highway com mission six years overlapping revision of the automor bile headlight law with pro vision for its a compulsory motor vehicle liabil ity insurance law and a number of agricultural measures were favored in a program of legis lation adopted by the coordinat meeting was convened at the presi and Homer man ager of the West her of Texas Chani guests the officials of the other cham bers were at a dinner preceding the Porter manager of the San Antonio Chamber of man ager of the Fort Worth Cham ber of William Wheeler of Fort secre tary the Texas Highway San president of Texas Chamber of Commerce and Ray Leeman of Fort assistant manager of the West Texas Chamber of were a mong the officials French of the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company rec ommended to the committee that legislature be asked to enact a law requiring an an nual farm census to be taken through the country and Iris recommendation was Railway Strike Vote Forecast president of the Order of Railway predicted tonight that members of the union would vote in favor of a if roads of the Southeast refuse their demand for a seven and one half cent wage Whether trainmen and yardmen of 22 Southeastern rail roads anl terminal systems will back up the efforts of their execu tive committee to secure a wage Increase of one dollar a day to the extent of walking out If their de are not granted is being decided ba vote ot members of the Order of Railway Conductors Withdrew Appeal Kerns appealed the threeyear sentence to the Court of threeyear sentence on a liquor and one hour after he had been rearrested here on an indict Appeals Thetranscript was re meut returned by the grand jury ceived by the higher court on earlier in the Kerns was1 January Wednesday it was at liberty Thursday on bond of drawn by the followed nn cT a short time later by the announce r r y by thesecretary of state that i operated a filling on the Potosi road south of unlawful possession of intoxicating prominent citizens of and here in The alleged involved and ex The indictment returned Thurs day charged Kerns with possessing intoxicating liquor for the purpose of and is entirely different from that on which he was officials He was arrested at 2 oclock Thursday by Sheriff OBar and was released on bond shortly after Many Other Pardons Seventeen full one pa one furlough and a restoration of citizenship Governor Fergusons clemency list and increased the number of her proclamations to Among those pardoned was Elaine alias Peggy Jor And Four Hundred Six Additional Warships Are By The Associated Press years from county for The governor expressed the belief that she has been more sinned againstthan Allison former chair man of the State Railroad Commis Is listed as being among those recommending a pardon for Sam ditional American war vessels were Smith who 13 years of proceeding tonight or preparing life terrtl murder sentence from to sail at once to reinforce Mayfield died several years squadron already in Nicaraguan ag0i waters under command of Rear j Among the full pardons granted Admiral They carry an were expeditionary force of 400 marines j Asa Ector and consist of two three j five to 35 years served destroyers and a submarine J seven recommended by dis Venue Change To quested Officers From All Sections Of Pan By The Press FAB George facing nine murder charges in connection with the recent slaying of his wife and eight stepchildren at his farm home near this city will plead not guilty when the case is called here tomorrow A change of venue to some county other than Farmer will be Hereford attorney appointed to defend Flassell late In event the venue change is denied mitigating pleas will be Guarded at Nnleshoe Hassell is being heavily guarded at 25 miles southeast of this and will be brought into court early tomorrow when Opinion On Bonus Loans Awaited to begin before Judge Reese Tatum ata special term of the Sixtyninth District Every precaution is being taken by Sheriff Jim Martin to prevent any outbreak of reported senti ment and feeling against Officers from all sections of the Panhandle of Texas will be Hundreds of people are arriving and interest In the case is at high It is estimated that there people here to hear Orders for dispatching of this trict complement of ships and men to Nicaragua were issued by the navy department today it was jurors and county the trial Approximately onethird of the special venire of 108 men Aubrey Howard county oneyear convicted any request having February 1925 sufficient made by Admiral Latimer for re The 400 marines Guy Briscoe areto constitute the legation guard five years served it where year recommended by was explaned they would relieve men from the cruiser Xo Change In Policy Atthe state secre ary Kelloge was quoted as under sheriff and district Roy Concho sec ond degree 49 years served 18 William Swisher witness tending the steps which the countycriminal 99 i government Is including he permission accorded the Diaz j government in Nicaragua to buy j rms in the United did not onstitute any change in the policy f the administration toward its outhern Some it was pointed the department might call but it was made clear hat while the government had a ery vital interest in the civil war n progressin because t jeopardizedAmerican tics was responsible for the tem Politics Blamed For Withdrawal Of Federal Aid here was no intention to depart porary withSrawa1 rom the settled policy of seeking eral aid from of future fed Texas road o stabilize conditions in Eugene chair Not to have afforded to man of the highway com iaz government an opportunity to Thursday asserted to The ecure for its defense while i Associated ermitting its the j The financial condition of the acasa to do it was department is as good as it has aid would be to reverse the policy ever been and well prove it was empanelled this morning and the remaining veniremen will be sworn tomorrow The prosecution will be con ducted by District Attorney Richards of Attorney Russell appointed to defend the prisoner has been In the law practice at Hereford for many and is held in esteem by the bar of the western section of the The first of the nine cases to be tried will be that in connection withthe slaying of the oldest Aldon accordng to Hassells was shot while Kassell declared Aldon was away from home when the other siaylngs When the youth returned Hassell said he told him that other members of the family were away from Hi then induced the boy to play u game of and after he fell asleep Hassell told how he crept up beside him and blew his brains out with a j HINTS AT NEW SCANDAL DISCLOSURES two remaining chief witnesses in Com missioner investigation oJ the Risberg 1917 baseball scandal collector of the White Sox pool and the pay off man to the en route tonight to tell their stories tomorrow of the 1917 Labor Day Chick banished from baseball with Swede Risberg for the 1919 Worlds Series dis dfclared today in Kansas City that Risberg hadnt told half of the 1917 Gandii passed MELVTN TRAYLOB Veterans Chief Offers Plan To Head Of Bankers Association By Universal Servlcp KANSAS War veterans may now obtain loans on their adjusted service certificates If the American Bank ers Association accepts the plan offered by the Veterans of For eign Wars through their com Theodore Stitt wired Melvin Traylor of president of the that he had made arrangements with the Fidelity and Deposit Com pany of whereby thai corporation is willing to bond at Young Slayers Of Bobby Deny They Harmed Taxi Driver As By The Associated Press JOILET 000 damage suit against Nathan and Richard charged with kid naping and mutilating Charles Chicago taxicab was special rate all loans on bonus i Put in the hands of the Jury late certificates to former service properly against delay or loss in He telegraphed This should remove all reason for refusal on the part of any bank to make a In my opinion there has been unfair criticism of the My today following flery closing argu the hat among the Sox for the S present to the Detroit Bill the Tiger who received the purse from Gandii anrt divided it among the Detroit wired Commissioner Landis today that he would be here tomorrow when the hearing He so far has refused to discuss the Four Others to Come Four other players on the 1917 Detroit and Chicago teams sent word to Landis they would be making 35 of the 37 players summoned by the Hughey Detroit manager at the time and Harry exTiger declined to saying thsy knew nothing about the In the belief of Commissioner James will be the import ant witness of tomorrows hear Tiger pitchers and one catcher testified yesterday James gave them a total of and only James can account for what be came of the remainder of the contributed by the White The four Tigers said James told them the gift was for knock Ing the Boston Red Sox out of the 1917 ppnnant contradict ing the testimony of Weaver Denies It Risberg while facing 29 of his former fel low that the payment was for four sloughed games which the Tigers tossed to the The sole witness yesterday who might have substantiated Ris bergs Buck another of the Black denied hear ng about a fixed series with He was out of that series with an injured but was asked to contribute to the and he insisted the purse was FILE mm Seized By the Raiders Borger And Other Towns By The Associated Press small army of federal pro aibition agents tonight descend ed upon Panhandle towns and were engaged in one of the greatest liquor raids in Devoting their attention to drug stores in Amarillo the flying squadron in less than four seized bottles of Jamaica ginger and various the retail value of which is more than Charges have been filed against the operators of raided drug stores and they will ap pear before United States Com raissioner Scales here tomor j Other squads aijjfetej wore reported busy m Borger 11 Parbundle ORDERARRESTOFPRO The sons of wealthy Chicago for the Detroit club with no reference whatever to a sloughed parents were denounced as per jurers by David attorney for who declared that neither told the Under ordi nary he it was information is that the banks have possible to believe defendants in a Insisted only on proper identifica tion and in many cases the former service rnan docs understand this is necessary under the It looks to me as if professional veterans In Washington have been seeking publicity at the expense of the banks Merchandise Valued At Taken By Burglars Merchandise valued at was taken Wednesday night from the filling station owners by Stowe at the west end of South First it was reported by the police Entry gained through a rear which had been Miscellaneous were of years Instructions Unclear The department declined to state whether Instructions to Rear Admiral Latimer not to allow iba liberal forces to use the Saturday in the Injunction hear he Politics was re sponsible for the action of 1he bureau of Smith predicted the federal government will not again ap and Brotherhood of Railroad The vote will not be completed until January at which time representing the train men and president of the Order of Railway Conduc will meet in Washington to consider further EAJRTH SHOCK fc few shudders during last night fol lowed today by a determined roll marked the latest efforts of the oarth in this section of Valley to readjust ftself after the major seismic disturbance of neutrai zones established on the prove new federal aid projects j until Dan Moody is inaugurated He promised to issue a more complete statement Sat Permanent injunction asked fcy Attorney General Dan Moody to restrain the highway commission from letting advertis ing for bids or entering into leases for equipment it set for Suspense caused by the disaphearing Saturday In the 63rd dis pearance late yesterday of Lieutrict court Moody sued tenant Oakley noted on tlH allegation the de See Page 4 Missing Aviators Reported Safe Bv The Associated Press dant Coolidge as silent sup law but this case was dif Leopold and Loeb are not In good told the glory in their when I read into the record yes the story of their killing of Bobby for which they are now serving a penitentiary LeopoId snickered and instead of hanging his head in He reminded the Jurors of the testimony regarding the birthday party for Leopold and the drink ing both defendants dwelling on the seriousness of the crime against Alibis as to their whereabouts the nipht of the attack were i Weaver said he refused to give any money to another ball Outside the Weaver said he gave Oscar former Detroit a hand bag for Christmas that and Vitt Is one of the six new witnesses who will be here The others are Roy Eyrd Lynn and Bob all former White Wilkinson is enroute from Los Lynn and Tlashronk called on the coiri missioner Trial Of Mexicans As Neutrality Law Violators Begins By Associated Press LOS eral Enrique Estrada and 151 of ficers and privates of his army By The Associated Pres warrant f jr the arrest of Colonel Early until recently chief prohibition agent of New charging the purloining of two truckloads of alcohol was Issued today by United States Com missioner on complaint of Colonel Ira state pro hibition In anticipation of thearrest of who was reported to be in bail was fixed at The charges against McManus will be considered by the United Scates grand Jury convening in Trenton on January In addition to the warrant for it was that the arrest would be made in an alleged conspiracy of bootleggers to oust FOR DEMOS SEEN By The Associated NEW A federal court here declaration that there would be a rors were tentative sneepimr By The Frsss of tle He alluded to Presi rallying cry for law posed to be denominated coupled with a challenge to all po Governor Donahey of Ohio as dry liticai parties to deviate at their vie Donahey and said that neith They said they had attended a birthday party for Nathan at the Leopold Samuel testifying that he and his brother had crone to bed immediate ly after the left shortly after Barnlne PC a land lady of a rooming bouse where m formerly said Ream told her would never be able own peril from the pathway er Nicholas Murray crossrountry nonstop and partment is m debt Captain John had flown to Hood who yes mil terday afternoon to aid in the search for Leslie Port lions of POSTPOXE ARRAIGNMENT LOS land was relieved today when raignment of Kenneth Ofmls word came from Eastern Oregon j former Angelus Temple that the aviators had landed radio was continued to safely in the Blue 190 miles from the snow fields the south slope of Mount Hood had yielded no trace of the miss ing year olrt who became lost when he separated day until next Monday by rsupreme court Judge Albert Lee Monday Is the last day on which district Attorney Asa Keyes can file information Or Almee Semple McPher religious from companion In to the summit of the Minnie and her Ken was sounded today and ernor Smith of New or Gov onight by speakers before the anernor Ritchie of Maryland tried to meeting of the Citizens Com mittee of One Senator Borah of one of the Republican leaders of the those believe in nullification of the eighteenth amendment to put forth their plat form and name their Declaring prohibition a fixture in the national Senator as serted that this fact no political party may disregard without seri ously impairing its Influence in the No national saH Raymond Robins of dares to put a wet plank in its The two senators spoke at a ban quet bringing to a close influence the last national conven tions of their respective parties to adept wet pronouncements be cause they knew it would be use I am not here to criticize the sincerity of Governor he he is a product of the of New York and speaks the language of the I dcnt think wise to extend the mor al attitude the sidewalks of New York Into American Senator Be rah put asfdo directly tho fjuestlon of the wisdom of prohibition declaring point had been settled under the Amerl theory of government when prohibition wns written info the tho one day annual session of the and Roblm was tha So long as this remains a gov only speaker at a midday of said the Idaho there are only two thinga Of the three Robins to enforce It or repeal Those alone named any wets and Srys to identify in connection ulth the Judge Fark In his instructions to the said if the appeared in today when jurors were tentativej sweeping ly selected to hear the charges j next national with New of violation of neutrality laws preferred against Estrada and his band by the United States gov formerly Mexican cabi net three with his ammunition and hundred was seized by federal he was agents last August about to cross tho York contributing Governor Alfred Smith as presidential brought members and cuesta of the National Democratic Club to their feet tonight 5n an ovation last Ing several United States Senatorelect Robert FWagner and Mayor James Vrnlker of New York both border in an alleged attempt to Predicted the victory at the annual Invade Mexico and hold banquet of the club attended by Democratic lenders in New Tori In directing Questions to pros evidence presented seemed about AsJotant Dis the verdict should be for the o Kills Self After Threatening Life Of Jurist By Universal Service Just how close Federal Hutchesor came to death he probably will Ed under a two year sentence for violation of he liquor klllsd himself according to when a deputy United States marshal arrested Ho left a note italfnsr thit he intended to kill Judge Tho note men tioned that the judges was by the fact that ho Is court In Corpus Chrlatl thli trict Attorney George OHanes slan asked if an unfriendly break between this country and Mexico would influence them In determining the guiit or in nocence of Estrada and his Lunacy Is Charged By Associate Press FORT Lunacy trial of Margaret whose club mysteriously burned to last has been deferred to Thegrirl vag charged with being of unsound mind in complaint filed after police questioned her reiraraing the death of ner City and the Smile For What Reason Australian Dignitary Wants To Know By Universal Service chorused a group of photog raphers as Premier Stanley Melbourne of the com monwealth of with his wife and his retinue arrived In Chicago Smile ho said without changing his expression in the Im SmJla bf and he puffed on Ma huge pipe xvhllo flash lights In one hand he tightly clutched an um He had probably been warned that Chicago is wet and Boggy evtry tfmo a cele brity the tun shone j ;