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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST TEXAt Sunday gejwtHy fair cooler Panhandle Volume SATURDAY JANUARY NUMBER Venire Exhausted With Only Five HassellJurors Chosen 24 241 w REVENGE MOTIVE IS SEEN IN OIL FIELD TRAGEDY Victim Of Shooting Near Ranger Is Alleged Tp Have Assaulted Sister Of Belief that revenge for a wronged elder sister prompted Justine 19 to shoot to death herformer Marion at Grant 17 miles east of Friday is held by officers investigating the case following the discovery that the girls elder sister had caused the filing of assault charges against Green in Erath county on the same day of the Like One of Family The older gir had alleged that Green assaulted lier while the two a motor trip to Wednesday The sisteris the estranged wife of the father of Green was the girl as he stood in the front yard of her Marion was like a member of the the mother of the two principals in the case said Friday in discussing the I have treated him like he was home Two months ago when Marion life had nothing store for the mother The elder Khalbau declared the youth had brooded over the marriage and added that been expecting Someone has to pay is a state ment the dead youth by the older Conversation Heard Some Mexicans who occupied a portion of the Wallings small home claim they heard the conversation which preceded the fatal They declared kept his hand on a hip pocket as It he was pre paring to draw a gun before the girl I killed Green and I had good cause to kill the girl declared as she turned her re volver over to Justice of the Peace Will Eoyd of Following the shooting she drove Greens car to She was later arrest Hi by Palo Pinto county The girl was expected to make bond Friday Besides the a 7year old sister of the girl the it is Worked in Fields Grant Town 13 between Thurber and Mingus near the Palo Pinto and Erath county bounday h Green was an oil field is survived by his motherand two All live at The mother is visiting in the eastat this The youths body is in a local undertaking Two Cadets Are Killed In Crash Near San Antonio LIBERALARHY TIGHTENSGBIP OH NICARAGUA Coolidge Policy Questioned By Chairman Borah At Washington By The Associated Press Two hundred well armed Liberals occupied Xandaim small garrison of Conservativetroops withdrawing to about 20 mijes southeast of The Conservative government Is ex pecting an i attack on but announces it is well prepared for if The Liberals are said to be pre paring for an attack on situatedon the Escondidb abbut 30 miles west of on east coast of The Conservative government under i President Diaz has tTjo I United States legation to declare Rama a neutral zone as interests are largely represented Liberal adherents in Managua are requesting President head of the Liberal to name a representative to treat with the Conservative Admiral in command of the American naval forces in araguan is reported to have announced his willingness to about sttgf Government Stakes Tax Claim on 27YearOU Texas Lawyer Alexander Uncle Sams boy is pic tured at the left alongside Joseph his chief legal opponent in the worlds biggest tax left to are Senator James and John defense at Associated Piess By Universal Service SAN Two members of the ad vanced flying school at Kelly The Collidge administration anfl Chairmkn Borah of the senate foreign relations committee came to an outspoken disagreement to day over the poMcy of the United States in In two public one by the White House spokesman and one by Secretary Kel the landing of American forces in the wartroubled little Central Amer ican country was described as nothing more than a consistent ef lort to protect American life and Prom this Senator Borah dissented that despite a confer ence this morning with President had learned of no peril to American interests which would warrant ana he gave it as his studied opinion that the United States was in upholding by armed force a Nio araguan who holds of fice without constitutional ssti The days official outgivings touched momentarily on Mexicos attitude toward the tangled situa the spokesman for President Coolidge declaring that while tire chief executive had no doubt had been sent from Mexico to the enemies of the Americanrecogn ized he did not know whethor the source of the Shipments was the Mexican govern ment Condition Of Fall Now At Its Crisis By Universal Service ulants were being administered to day to Albert former sec retary of the in what was described by his and members of the as a Fall been ill with influenza pneumonia at his home here since December when he was taken froma train while on his way from to his ranch at Three New An issued ty the former sec retarys personal short LECTOR PLANS STATE DRIVE FOR MEMBERS near were killed when their ly after stated planes collided at an altitude of about five miles west of here The dead aviators are Cadet Charles of Cadet Richard Eaarle The accident occ when a number of student aviators were fly ins in different The fatal crash came just as two for mations were making a crossover a difficult accord ing to air corps Senator Fall has shown defor refusing weakness which couldnot daughter have been predicted from the com paratively mild course of the pneu The blood pressure has im proved in response to of j but It Is apparent that convalescence will be very pro OWNER DIES John piatt of Chic said to be one of the larg est timber owners In the United died at his winter home He It years of age had been spending hit here for ftrerU TOM GREEN COUNTY ENTENARIAN DIES By The Associated Preis Hedwlg thought to be Tom Green coun tyjs only died at tha of her George here Friday 27 grand children forty great graad chlWrea Biggest Case of Its Kind in History Soon to Begin in Washington With Treasury Opposing Capitalists BY RODXEY DT7TCHER KEA biggest tax case in the history of the world is about to bs tried In A 27yearold government Alexander a native who looks as young as he will attempt to re trieve the enormous sum of for the Opposed to him are some of the most noted governmental and corporation lawyers in the United repre senting some of the nations richest The suit to be tried is that of the treasury against Senator James Couzens of the estate of John and Horace and The government seeks to recover in taxes on profits in the sale of Ford Motor Company stock by minority stock holders to Henry trrri The government contends that it made a mistake in its valua tion of the stock and that In stead of a tax of about 000 on the profits the defendant should have paid some The court is the Federal Board of Tax sitting In Uncle Sams chief lawyer in the is general counsel for the Internal Revenue His rise to a position 01 responsibility is one of astonishing ever In John The defense lawyers include Joseph one of the two or three most prominent in ternational and governmental lawyers In the John who hag beei solicitor ambassador to Defendants Guilty Made Through Fear Of Mob Violence Is Also By The Associated Press Five jurors were tentatively accepted to decide the fate of George confessed slayer of his wife and eight when court ad journed late The ve nire of 108 men summoned for service was District Judge Reese Tatura instructed the sheriff to sub poena an additional venire cf 80 men to report Monday Refusing to accept the plea of guilty made by Tatum this morning at the beginning of the ordered a plea of not guilty to be entered against the defen and ordered the selection of a request for change of vehue was When court reopened for the af ternoon one had been select Fixed opinion and conscien tious scruples against the death penalty was the chief cause of fail ure to promptly select a Hassell Unconcerned who is charged with nine murders in connections with the slaying of his wife and eight was brought to Far well late last night from Muleshoe and appeared in court this morn ing neatly dressed and apparently glancing seriously over the large When arraigned he expressed his intention to plead guilty to the but after being questioned by Judge Reese Tatum said he was Induced to make the plea be cause of fears of mob During the Hassell sat under personal Officers from surrounding coun ties have been deputized to assist in the event of threatened Same fear has been expressed by officers and others that violence might follow the finding of a ver Hassell is represented by An Extensive Campaign for Goal Outlined By Winters Plans for a statewide member ship the most extensive in the history of the Texas Ameri can were made public here Friday by state following his return from where he met with State Efforts to have the governqr Issue a proclamation setting aside the first week in February as American Legion week will be one of hd first steps taken by the Legion In carrying out its mem bership Mayors of cities t will be enlisted in the drive and will be asked officially to designate the We intend to sell the American Legion not only to the exservice but to the public as well in our Winters Goal of Employers will be asked to sub mit the names of employes who j are eligible for legion memberships to the post in their respective By means and others we hftve in we expect to incrase the 1927 legion membership in Texas by possibly Winters The fflpubershlp in Tex as in 1926 marfe More haver4joined the organization thus far this according to is in dicative the membership this year will reach a new high While declining to reveal the legislative plans of the Legion at the comin session at Win ters revealed that a legislative committee had been appointed to sponsor certain proposed amend ment of the legislative execu tive committee are Ben Breckenridge Austin John Seguin and Polk Legion Night will be observed by Dallas broadcasting sta January Winters is slated to deliver an address in connection with the uegion drive at that Legion talent will take a big part In the Winters returned Friday ing from pointed Hereford attorney by the court while ap th prosecution is being conducted by District Attorney Richards and County Attorney Fort Worth Barber S Who Defied Court Eats Humble Pie Associated Press FORT who has been in jail 40 days and nights to tell where the Billy in court today and purged himself of court He xvas remanded to how ever to await bond on a charge of kidnaping the When Stone and Stone were she awarded custody of Billy Max with the father permitted to see the youngster only on Last the child disappeared and Stones arrest REAPPRAISE LAXDS By The Associated Press praise ment of state school lands in Starr Oampron counties 5a being by state land his office Fri day The survty will probably be completed by president of the American Ear Association and Democratic presi dential Young Gregg who lives here with his a son of the IN to Congressman Alexander Gregg of He waa born in After years at collegra he nrmy for WorM War service at the arc of end was coni rufvsioned a second Alter the he finished col Sce TAX 2 Two Indicted In Dallas Robbery By Universal Service and were indicted here today charged wtih highway robbery with fire Frazier is in the hospital ward of the jail under treatment for a bullet hole in his leg The men were arrested after the Oak Cliff Junction plnrmacy had been robbed late last The plan of two men who held up the pharmacy to escape in an automo bile was spoiled when a special officer Interrupted them and emptied his pistol in their di as one of them fired at the They ran and left the Officers found a small note book Inthe car in which was Grif fins They found Frazlcr Moody Hailed As National Figure By The Associated Frees nition of Dan governor as a national political was given by Brigadier General Paul Army In States his address before 800 Austin business men in the Cham ber of Commerce annual meeting Moody is now on his way back from I am the General But from what I know of I think his path is more toward Washington than away from Moody will be the only governor who is an By The Associated Press for writ of habeas corpus was filed tonight with District Judge Gun ningliam on behalf of Eaymond sheriff of Willacy coun and seven otaers under arrest at Raymondville on growing out of the slaying of Tomas his sons Jose and and of Cinco Gonzales and Matt Haller near Ray mondville on Spetember Sheriff Arturo Flores and Frank Brandt were ar rested on charges of being accessories to murder and and Ragland were arrested on charges of mur Warrants charging murder aisfl issued for the arrest of Frank deputy state game ward and Roy special In vestigator for the district attorneys and advices from Raymond vllle said thsy were in jail late to All of the men murder were membeia of of officers in charge of the fiva men at the time of the Collins was In night but went to Raymomlii Gases Will Be Set Satur day Morning For Trial During January Court Indictments returned by the grand jury in Taylor county dis trict court here In session since reached the 44 mark late Friday Twentynine of the were returned Fifteen these wero recorded shortly before 5 the remainder coming in before Additional indict ments aro expected the inquisi tional body has not finished its Thus fcir no arrests have been iriSua A3 result of the indict ments by the sheriffs Judge Ely In a request late Friday afternoon asked that Jn be served In order that a docket may be arranged as soon as possible for this term of The setting is oxpected to be made shortly after 9 Saturday Of tho 15 indictments returned Friday six were for forgery 2 for embezzlement 2 for driving a car ivhile Intoxicated and one for selling and posesslon removing mortgaged aggravated assault and FATALLY HURT WHEN WAGON OVERTURNS Willie son of of near was found Friday fatally Injured under an overturned He died soon after being It is thought his team ran away and overturned the wagon In the American Legion Malone I cotton yard at Howell Well Pumps 300 Barrels in 24 Hours Midwests Thornton 1 Boosts Its Daily Average to By The RAYMOND were being made tor night to get In touch with District Judge Cunningham or trict Attorney George Westervelt to arrange a hearing tomorrow and fix bail for Sheriff Raymond Teller and seven deputies of Willacy county under arrest In connection with the killing of five men hora September Teller Brandt and Flores are charged with accessories to murder and the others with The eight men were arrested thia afternoon by spe cial after the wife of Torms with two was among the five had sworn out a statement before Justice of the Peace Dodd of Precinct 2 this Due to the fact that Judge Cunningham was on a hunt ing trip and the district attorney was on tho way lo it was not possible fur the eight to obtain bail Face Peonage Charges The five men who were charged with murder were Leon Frank Roy and Charlie Several of these men arc to face peonaud charges in federal court at Christi later this his sonsand the two oth er Mexicans had been arrested for questioning in connection with the slaying of two Willacy county peace officers here on September 6 and were killed when they were taken from the jail by a number of deputy ostensibly tqt look for cached On their Return without the the deputies reported that they hadbean arn bushed and that all five of their prisoners had been slain in the en suing cross Probe Following the circulation of re portsthat four of th3 men had been shot In the head and the one in the Consul General and Griffin Both men made Frazier told doctors he waa out of work and his family was Massachusetts Resort Town Razed Bv Fire By The Associated estimated at had been caused tonight by a fire which de two stroyed the Atlantic a sum mer hotel at and spreuu before high wind to adjoining Shortly before midnight the Combined firo department of The 1 Howell well of the Atlantic and Landreth Companies is estimated as a 300barrel pump er by Its owners and leading scouts In the Noodle Creek The well was being out Friday Its depth Is given as steel line measure The Howell well Is a half mile south of the Two lo cations west of the discovery is the Maria nd Oil Companys 3 which was drilling In lime at feet late Four northwest of the in Fisher Harbin and Baldrldgo Shamrock 1 is feet The Wheeler and Marland 3 wells are due to be tha next com pletions of the Developments In these are being watched intently 2 Thornton was drilling Friday i afternoon at i Barrels Dally The production of the five pump ers on Noodle Dome totaled barrels for the 24 hours ending at 7 Phillips Petroleum Companys half a dozen tho firs had towns believed that been brought under the Offsetting tho Marland to the MIdwtSt Exploration Companys 1 the Midwests See TEXAXS Page 2 Venire Of Over 300 Called For Trial Of Frank Norris By The Associated Press than 300 residents of Travis coun ty tonight had received summons 1 and 2 Joe Winters together to appear as venlremen In the mur made 766 der trial of Frank Nor Midwost Exploration Companys which is to start Monday in 1 Ira Thornton made 430 bar Phillips Petroleum Companys 1 Tesslc made 173 Marland Oil Companys 1 Mason made 172 Marked improvement has been shown of late b the 1 Thorn ton which now Is averaging 430 barrels a whereas It made or three weeks after first foelnp 1 Mason also has its average now be 1ns above 150 Until ten days ago It was swabbing only 60 to 100 barrels a It WM placed on pump district court Meanwhile both prosecution and defense coun sel bpgran examining the list of ve available to them today for the first It is expected that service on the remaining ve nircmcn of the panel of 500 will bo reached w Residents of Austin make the bulk of names drawn from tha jury 366 living within tho city They were drawn by IX retiring wht happened to draw his on the first Norris and many others will attend tfto trial arc arrive ;