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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE NEWS THE WEATHER WEST and Thursday partly probably rain or snow in colder WEDNESDAY JANUARY TWELVE NUMBER ELL IS GIV ENALTY JA y N y W W STT STa Repeal Of Act Granting Amnesty To Ferguson Is Sought a NORRIS TO STRESS APPARENT DANGER ISSUE By The Associated Press COURT Frank noted fundamentalist pastor of Fort went to trial for his life in district court here today with the law of apparent danger as the chief pillar of his Five jurors had been selected hy Questions put to prospective jurors hy defense attorneys revealed that Norris lawyers will draw a sharp distinction he tween apparent danger and actual danger and that they will lodge their defense in that phase of Texas criminal law says that a man need not be in actual danger of his life justify him in using extreme ALLPROPERTY OF CHAPLIN IN RECEIVERSHIP 0 Action Is Taken Pending Outcome Of His Wifes Divorce Suit By The Associated Press LOS Judge Walton Wood late today appointed two receivers to handle the properties of CJharles Spencer Chaplin pending1 the out come of the divorce suit brought by his estranged Lita Grey The appointed on the petition of are Gilbert and Herman each was required to post Gilbert was chief counsel for Jury Returns Its Verdict After Hour And A Half Of Deliberation Few In SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Has confessed slayer of Ms wife and eight was found guilty in district means for his but I Aims pie j j evangelists preliminary conspiracy given a penally and j i i i a yiciu need be only m such danger I hearins and also viewing the circumstances from the position of mental at titude of the he had a reasonable belief that his life was Feared for His Life The questions to prospective jjurors indicated that Norris will contend he believed he was a bout to be killed when Made Public In Dis claims Any Desire For Strife With BY WILLIAM FLTTHE Universal Service Staff Correspondent The Mexican government today formal ly denied President Coolidges charges of having fomented the revolution in Nicaragua in a state ment from Aaron foreign minister of made public by the embassy The statement also contained a of any desire for armed strife with the United States and a steut defense of the antialien lancl and petroleum chief bone of contention between the two Dems Lannch Attack While the statement was being secretary of state Kellogg was closeted with his as sistants preparing evidence which he intends to submit to the senate foreign relations to morrow in substantiation of the presidents In the Democrats launch ed a strong attack on the Coolidge which was in turn defended by Will R of The expected debate in the senate will be deferred until after secretary Hellogg Saenz insisted on Mexicos right to recognize Juan Nicaraguan revolutionary as president of that He that Mexico had no financial or other interests in Nicaragua and only the man it believed to be tbs rightful statement was regarded as conciliatory in its but in no way giving ground beforethe American Tt asserted quite plainly that Mexico is beset by political foes who arc misrepresenting her It that Mexico proposes to go on with enforcement of her and petroleum Before the statement was re tho White House let it be known the president considers that there is no need for further comment from this He is said to feel that his message to congress yesterday expressed his views fully It was pointer out that he based his message on in formation furnished him by the state Tn the meantime the naval forces in Nicaragua under the command of Admiral Julian were exerting a their to sup pross the revolution of Sacasa nnd protect the government of recognized by the United To a new and formid able forceof marines has been put the disposal of Admiral Latimer on the east coast of They were taken from the transport on its way to Corinto on the west which that many prospective had been receiving copies Chipps entered his church office on July 17 and that for this reason be Selection of jsi jinrv went for wkrd rapidly once Uie case got under Both sides made their on jurymen with little examining veniremen at the rate of about four an The first 20 veniremen yielded five Examination of the panel dis closed jurors of Norris the Search A dozen of the veniremen said the paper was coming to their homes by mail and that they had not sub scribed for The publication carries Norris sermons and has at various times printed ar ticles relating to the killing of Chipps and the events leading up to the A few had heard Norris or his attorneys discuss the case over the Questioned on SelfDefense Veniremen were asked their ideas on selfdefense and especial ly of the right of a minister to defend All those ac cepted said they believed a per son would be justified In killing another to defend and that they would roake no dis tinction as between a minister and any other Several men were dismissed because they insisted they would require the defendant to prove that he was in actual All were asked to state church several whether they were members of the Ku Klux and one man who had been a was questioned about his beliefs on evolution and personal at torney for the late Rudolph The jurys verdict was re 1 an hour and a half after begin ning its The con viction was in connection with the slaying of Hassells step Hassell tjnmovcd Hassell sat unmoved as the ver dict was His who had left the was not present when the jury The conrtroomi overflowing Valued In Millions The receivership applies to both the community and separate pro perty of the film The former Is valued by Chaplin at and the latter esti mated at additional In making exparte application for Chaplin declared the actor i on his way to New York to complete the filming of his new picture and expressed the belief his servants were pre paring to shlphis personal property ITri3er parte receivership can be allowed without notice to the opposing side in emergency Piaceti Under Bond Chaplin also was placed under bond In the action for a but only for This as well as bonds of the two receivers were posted at The affidavit in the action which tied up the comedians California mil lions was riworn to by Edwin Me By The Associated Press San Francisco attorney j and Chaplins uncle as well The fate of George throughout the was hardly most of the spectators bettering the jury woald iiot port during the The father and mother and a daughter of Hassells one of the nine Hassell is charged with were in the courtroom but grave no visible signs of emotion as the verdict was Despite the immense crowd in Farwell during the not a sign of feeling was had not been removed from the town up to 2 oclock this as a member of her legal Todays action for a receivership confessed slayer of his wife and eight was delivered NEW WILDCAT STRIKE MADE NEARHAWLEY Sillette Hickey Weil Is Reported To Be Stand ing In Oil Two wildcat strikes in as many days is Monday and Tuesdays rec ord for Jones county the well of Muse Robertson and Cowboy section block and the Gillette and Hickey and others test on the Manuel Bueno survey ap pear to be potential The Gillette Hickey in which Cowboy is also is located two miles west of Haw or 11 12 miles south of An son and 16 miles northwest of Abi The total depth is reported as with several hundred feet of oil in the The Evans well located 12 miles northeast of one and onej half miles from the Shackelford 1 county has been making more than cubic feet of wet gas per day since when pay was touched at A high south wind prevented drill ing in during Tuesday without moving tha but members of the crew of Jim the drilling reported some oil in the The pay was barely Cowboy Evans stated last night be this morning ahd that it will be drilled in as soon as storage tanks can be NeaiSi production to the Evans and Gillette Hickey wells is in Simmons and others 1 Burnet section block 4 miles north of the Evans It is pumping at the rate of 25 barrels daily from The HumbleZochRichardson 1 survpy sur Shackelford is ten north of the Evans The Noodle Creek pool in the south western corner of Jones county is 18 miles southwest of the Gillette Hickey Gillette Hickey have a test on the Trevinio survey was a surprise move to the to the jury at An this matter as well as an order early verdict is expected although j bet5een restraining Chaplin from interfer ing with his having been wife and children set previously lor hearing next Hunt Is On In the meantime the hunt was on by Chaplins attorney as well as by newspaper men to de termine what train was taken by Chaplin in his departure from Los it may not be before morning Introduction of testimony of a school teacher who qualified as an expert in psychology as the See NORMS Page 4 American Fliers In San Salvador SAN By Universal Service Five planes on the panAmerican flight of the United States army left Guatemala City at this morning and landed two hours later at San The New York was flown out of Lake Amatitlan and the others off the landing field at Guatemala The planes met coast and continued the fight was turned Lack final iru rushed tb This haj marines on board to he used ns juanl for AmMrtefcn legation for which Corinto fe The San trouble for Antonio had a time when engine it was but See Page 4 Sale of Shipping Board Not Favored By The Associated PresS The American merchant marine as an infant cannot subsist without substantial help from the even though it turned over to private the shipping board reported to the senate and for the present should be continued under govern ment Handicaps of cheaper construc tion and operation abroad and the decided leadership of rival nations in the cargo carrying make it the shipping board declared that the 23 cargo services of government owned ships shoxild be perpetuated and also added To carry out such said the a def inite program of appropriations providing construction of new ves sels to replace old ones should be entered miles east of the this test is reported feet Other rigs In the southern and eastern portions of Jones county first witness for the in are JAMES DOKAN Here is the man upon whom will fall the task of developing a non poisonous denatured He is James chemist of the prohibition summoned with Under Secretary of the Treasury Winston and Assistant Secretary Andrews for a conference on poison He will have three as sistant chemists for his research and says ho believes he can develop the new product a Comstock Regains Title As Coffee Drinking Champion By The Associated Press FERGUS more Gus the coffee drinking pride of today gulped his way into the na tional Downing 85 cupfuls In 7 hours and 15 Gus won back the title from Streety of whose 71 cup record recent ly had bettered Comstocks old mark of shop when dicated that the chief defense of was superintendent of Stebbini Oil Companys 1 Scott two and onehalf miles northwest of Farwell testified of am H miles jiorthwest of flying over the mountains all planes got in together and landed at Lake Ilopango on ac count of its better The landing gear of the New York had been the hull sealed and it is now proceeding as a waterboat to It will stop at Amapala and Punta Arenas en The other planes will carry out the The trip to San Salvador was uneventful except for the high and rough winds encountered off The fliers another active volcano in Fairchild who was sick in bo with the grippe and Thompson who h a touch of ptomaine poisoning1 are hoth able to fly Major Darjrue flew the New Yorlc today out of McKJXXEY GIRL BURXED By The Associated Press Lena five year old daugh ter of Emnia was seri ously burned when her baby brother dropped a lighted match ing close observations of Hassell in the Hereford jail last Sun He testified that Hassell talked freely of his past life and seemed quite willing to answer The witness said he had deduced from his studies of the alleged slayer that he believed him to be the type of man who could commit crimes and show no signs of The dates of the slayings were See Page 4 the Evans rigged McLester Oil Companys 1 one and onehalf miles northeast of rigged Mississipp Valley Oil Companys Man sec tion block onehalf two Evans drilling around Marland Oil Companys 1 section two and one half miles southwest of Evans By The Associated Press for a Harmonious ses sion of the 40th legislature Tuesday were dimmed by the in troduction of a bill by Senator Tom Love of calling for the repeal of the Ferguson amnesty Mobilization of forces in the senate started immediately after the introduction of the bill which was referred to the committee on criminal headed by Walter Woodward of A flareback to the bitter fight of two years ago when the bill was passed over a rul ing of Dan then at torney that the mea sure was unconstitutional was forecast by senators both for and against Loves His Friends to Fight Joe Moore of Hunt of Moody floor leader in the special ses sion of the 39th legislature Reid of Canyon were among those who said they will sup port the measure on the grounds that the amnesty act was uncon porter In a barber not defending his mile In Shackelford miles northeast of See OIL Page 4 Bacon Is Elected President Chamber of Commerce Tuesday Night at Banquet Reports Made commercial was elected of the Abi lene Chamber of suc ceeding at the an nual banquet and business session of the members at the city hal auditorium Tuesday Other officers elected were first vice president second vice president Rad third vice and Mrse than 400 people attended the banquet and took part in the All officers were chosen down her Her clothing i WJLHUUL caught fire and she was burned ex1 Besides electing officers and a tensively before the flames were j new executive two amendments to the organizations constitution were and the annual reports of and heads of various committees were The amendments provided for the crea tion an advisory to be composed of all past presidents and an executive board to be com of 20 directors instead The as recommend ed by the nominating comprised Hanks as chair Fulwiler and Charles were adopted without committee is was cheered by a crowd that Jammed a hotel where Gus Imbibed the It didnt cost Gus a as the hotel paid the Wnen he stopped the Gus stumbled like an animated barrel to a nearby settee In the no eased back gently to re ceivethe plaudits of the spectators and remarked I guess thatll give that fellow down in Texas something to shoot Looks like the move should come from School Revenue And New Location For Prison System Are Among the Principal By The Associated Press teen bills designed chiefly to pro vide about for Texas public relocate and revise the penitentiary system erect two dormitories at create a cavil service commission and repeal the Ferguson amnesty act Tuesday were introduced in the senate of the fortieth Only ono bill was read and finally this being senate bill Number by Wood of appropriating for per mileage and other legislative Amendments to senatorial rules introduced by Senator Tom Love of if will radically change the Julian Greer of Athena intro duced a bill appropriating Four Indicted In San Antonio Kidnaping Plot By The Associnted SAN men were indicted by a grand jury here today on charcrea In connection with the alleged plot to kidnap and hold for ransom of Dan multimil lionaire San Antonio Those indicted are John Clyde Tom Stanley and William composed of the following See OF Page WORKER IN McCAMEY OIL FIELD KILLED By The Prss SAN driller on an oil well near McCamey turned around to see why did not answer a he discovered that the other had been pinned by the crank of the flywheel to the brace and crushed to The body was brought here to be forwarded Cotton to Bexar County Criminal Cases Tiii Pardoning Governor Quits to supplement the school Tom Pollard of Tyler introduced the second school measure which auth orizes the appropriation of 000 annuaiiy for the next two years for state aid to common and inde pendent school Asks Dormitories Tom Love submitted a bill to ap propriate annually to pay the tuition of school children living oistricts where no high school Is available and introduced another measure calling for 000 to erect two dormitories at Texas Friends of the exGovernor James Ferguson and Governor Miriam Ferguson are pertain to attempt to defeat the Senator Archie Parr of Dural county predicted its Esti mates from senators who will vote for the amendment forecast itg pasage by a vote of two to How the Act Reads j The Ferguson amnesty which Lowes bill seeks to re reads An act granting to every per son against whom any judgment of conviction has heretofore rendered by the senate of the state of Texas in any impeach ment a full and conditional release of any and all acts of which any such person waa convicted under and by virtue of any such judgment and to cancel and remit any and all punishment fixed or assessed by any such judgment of said includ ing that of disqualification hold any office of trust or profit under the state of Tex as and declaring an Misrepresents Ideals Loves bill asserted the act is unconstitutional and Kcnts the ideals and standards cf official conduct of the people cf Texas and is in violation of their manifest It is a Christ ian function of the legislature to remove it from her statute the bill is made that the act shall take effect Immediately if Senator Love said he did not know whether his repealing bill would I know it ought to be for the amnesty bill Removal of the Texas prison Is ciearly he system to some point In Ceutral The people of my county Texas and authorizing me to vote for its re tion for the erection of buildings to centralize the system is provided bill submitted by Wood of Many jUer bills were declared after the senate adjourned Tuesday until Wednesday morning at ten that the opening session was an unusually crowded and the prediction was marie that one of the greatosdeluges of bills in the history of the legislature will fol Chairmen of the committees were appointed by Lieutenant Gov ernor Barry By The Associated Press cracy aa applied to election of Neither Governor Miriam Ferguson nor her would comment Loves effort to repeal the amnesty By The Associated Press SAX that Governor Fergusons pardon ing proclivities have made life and property Dis trict Attorney Chambers today went before two jadges and obtaJned agrecmenta that no more trials will be held hi criminal in while Ferguson is in a position to issue statements were contained in a formal motion to postpone all crimi nal Judtrc McCrorry of the 94th district court entered a formal order postponing criminal cases on the docket nmlj after January 18 when Moody wffi fuoceeA Ferguson in the gubernatorial Judge William Icrson of the 37th district coart agreed to the postpone ment without entering a for mal These arc the oaly courts In Bexar eouniy haring criminal In commenting on tho motion cited the case of one roan who WM convicted Md 9 m Ito for theft here a week The man was par doned He snid that as faras he could learn from rec ords available fit the court house there arc only six or seven to the penitentiary from who have not beni legally rc Qnc of thef0 be and efforts are now being made to obtain a pardon See Frige 4 Colorado Warden Offers to Resign By The Associated Press resignation of Thomas wnrden of the Colorado state pcnl tfntnry at Canon now under charges before the state civil ser vice has been placed In the hands of Governor it was learned this after noon on reliable Gov ernor immediately follow ing his Inauguration al though declining to any au thoritative statement concerning the reported declared this matter will bo attended to in a McPherson Begins Lecture Tour of Nation By Universal Service LOS ed by hundreds of her Almoc Scmple noted who was exoner ated Monday of conspiring to de feat justice in connection with her mysterious disappearance last left here for an eight weeks national lecture Her first stop will be at the Grand whore she will rest a tew days before delivering her opening sermon in From there she will go to Kansas Before expects to visit Now Boston and othor eastern FALL RESTIVG WELL EL bert former secretary of the Ill ftt his homo hero with was resting1 well lato this according to uorvt from the sick Stim ulants still bfting In an effort to aid thn former cabinet officers ;