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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WEATHER WEST Thursday Volume WEDNESDAY JANUARY Number 12b District Meet Held At Stanton Highly Successful w WEST TEXAN LOOMS AS THIRD ROAD COMMISSIONER Sterling And Cone Johnson Chosen Highway Commissioners Idea Is In Keeping With Governors Policy Of Variety In His Appoint The third member of the Texas highway commission will be a West it was strongly apparent today after Governor Moody had Tuesday named and Cone to the The third man likely will be either an engineer or a business experienced in road con it was indicated un der Moodys formula of one one business man and one engineer or construction on the new West Texas Delegation Johnson is a lawyer and Sterl ing an oil man capitalist and pub Moody was asked by a delega headed by Homer the West Texas manager of Chamber of resentative EUTP BUSINESS Hi Pi IS N SPITE OF SEVERE JL Houston and Cone Tyler new highway HOUSTON CAPITALIST AND TYLER UWYER EXPECTED TO BE UNANIMOUSLY CONFIRMED By The Associated Press Houston capitalist and newspaper and Cone will bejcon ftoned ttnanlmously by the senate as all of to appoint the third man from the At the same time it was re ported that Hamilton of Wichita at one time con sidered a likely has de clined to be considered the Included in the delegation called on Moody to ask that West Texas be given representa tion on the highway board were of San Angelo of Thrdckmorton Adrian El Jaso Colorado and of Callahan No individual will be recom mended to Governor Dan Moody as the third member of the state highway commission by the delega tion of West Texans scheduled to confer with the governor at oclock this it was stated parly this morning over long distance telephone by Homer manager of the West Texas Chamber of The delegation headed by Wade will ask only that a West Texan be appointed on the board Sterling of Houston and Cone Johnson of whose appointments were announced yes Names of at least one Abilene and number of other West Texani have been mentioned as possible appointees on the state highway Judge Cliff local is under stood to have been asked by friends to consider appointment to the but It was stated last night by local political leaders that he had declined to consider the ap pointment at this time Judge Rosenquest of East has etated he would accept the place if it were offered him by Governor Moody but he has not for He recently oame here at the request of local men and attended a conference at which stated he would arrange his personal affairs to accept the duties of highway commissioner if the place were West Tejrans reported to applicants for the office include County Commissioner Henderson of San Jordan of Plain County Judge Pitts of Pinto Lubbock has also been mentioned for the Swenston of Abilene is favored by several local sup porters of Governor Indications TV era Governor ian Moody announced their appointments shortly be fore 3 Because Moodys fight on alleged irregularities of the first Ferguson highway commission played a major role bis elevation from attorney general to Texasyoungest more interest has been manifested In his highway commission appointments than any of Texas outstanding business men and while an attorney of wide and one of the most distinguished poli ticians of Texas Sterling was born February Court Restrains Receivers Named In Chaplin Case By The Associated Press named as a result of Lita Grey Chaplins suit for di were temporarily at from further interfering with the California properties of Charlie Chaplin today when the and chairman of Second District Court of Division issued an alternative writ of prohibition sought by the comedians The writ also restrains the su perior courts from further action in the divorce A hearing on whether the writ of prohibition should be made permanent will be held by the appellate court next Tuesday after an order to ehow cause was also issued Chap lins request for the action by the appellate court was based on the claim that the superior courts had been without jurisdiction in ap pointment of a receivership and other proceedings in the divorce suit since Chaplin had not been served and was not under the Juris diction of the Young Wife Accuses Aged Eccentric Former Mate Of Many Things By The Associated Press COURT WHITE Frances Peaches who wept yesterday when her husband was applauded in the court room at today had her innin before Supreme Court Justice when she consumed virtu farthest delegates came 227 miles from on the otherally the entire day relating inti BY MAX BENTLEY News Staff Correspondent Texas had four days of miserable weather with all roads except paved highways in a terrible condition and this far western district of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce is still sparsely These two facts made the district convention here today a remarkable The paid registration showed 200 dele gates from eight including two visiting The MARRIED LIFE OFBROWRINGS TOLD IN COURT DF HIS side of the Davis There were many others who had a hundred miles and and three hundred sat down to the noonday ban quet served by the ladies of the hustling little all West Texas This correspondent has been covering these district meetings TES GES Graves And Cummings todays meeting at all things as the most remarkable he has yet Colorado Gets 1928 Meet The 1928 goes to victory for theMitchell ccunty metropolis having been won Supervision By County Agent Of Stephens Is To Be Retained commissioners court here has madeapproriation for the con tinuanco of the extension work of Stephens county for 1927 with re tention of the services of Pat county who for tho past rour years has filled this im portant and Miss Viola Mc Kanzlo home demonstration who Is entering on her third s Banquet 11 By Victory Class for the annual banquet of the Victory Mens Bible class of the First Baptist to be held February were made last night at a meeting of the program and decorations held at the homeof Joe 1149 Palm Final arrangements will be made next Tuesday evening at a joint meeting oi mittees the the two corn home of 306 Hickory The program committee is composed of Joe Sid Cameron A Russey and Decorations committee members are Ed MIngus and Grady Funeral At Cisco For Alexander By The Associated Press Cisco business houses closed Tuesday aft ernoon for tho funeral of Julia for 25 years secretary and later president of the Rcbekah Assembly of Many officials of organization at He stayed on the farm until he was when he entered business for He is one of the most successful oil operators Texas has Among the many important posts Sterling fills chairman of the directing board of the Houston the Houston Post Cone Johnson was born June 1860 at After a liberal education in several south ern he began the practice of law at Tyler in He was a member of the Texas house of and of the Texas senate Johnsons most notable political campaign came in 1908 when he unsuccessfully opposed Joe who hau just resigned as United States for delegateat large to the National Democratic convention In Colquitt defeated Johnson for Johnson in 1912 was one of the forty immortals of the Texas delegation that played a big part in By The Associated Press bills that had attracted littla notice unexpectedly inspired a barrage of amendments In the house today after being reported favorably by The house did committee work on the main while authors of he measures humorously amazed at the tried to keep track of It was known that Victor Gil berts bill basing county commis sioners salaries on varying tax val uations of their counties was de signed largely for locally sought diligently for nearly an the house with only significant Represent atives Graves and Cummings bill to provide meter testing under city supervision on complaint of light or water As drawn and later passed by the bill specified cities of popu lation or assumption being that large cities already have what ever meter reading supervision they Representative Harmon of was successful with his The report of the resolutions committee was signed by Wat Morgan and Paul Barren and high lights in the re port were extending a testimonial of appreciation to exhibits manager of the West Texas Chamber of for effi cient services endorsement of President Arthur Duggans tax equalization campaign suggesting a state law to permit property owners to pay their taxes quarterly if desired with a law requiring property owners to render their property for taxation with penal ties for non compliance recom mending enactment of a law for the placing of flagmen at railroad crosiiigs on national and state highways endorsement of the work of Homer general manager of the West Texas Cham ber of Commerce regretting the departure from West Texasa of Paul secretary at Mid land and his estimable Vickfrs emending appreciation of the to the people of Stanton for their unbounded hos pitalities and extending apprecia tion to of the West Texas Chamber of Com merce for his work on ihls Reagan Presides The business sessions were held in the Crystal Theatre and Wren amendment to make the bill inbuilding with Reagan of Big elude all A bill by Representative Holland of Houston to allow bond for de fendants with hrbeas corpus judg ments on appeal was at the Baltimore convention nominating Woodrow From Johnson was solicitor of the state serving under Bryan and In he headed the Texas delegation to the National Demo cratic convention at San Johnson was an active supporter of and as temporary chair man sounded the keynot 1926 Democratic convention San appointed a member of the state highway commission Tuesday by Governor Dan Issued a statement in which he expressed pleasure at the appoint ment and an opportunity to assist In the of the high ways of the CONFESSIONS OF NINE CHICAGO BOYS ARE READ AS EVIDENCE By Universal Service the fact that they told how their con fessions were obtained from them by cruel these papers were read to the jury in the trial of nine youths ontrial for the murder of Stanley The oldest of the boys is The state won rm Important point yesterday when Judge John in cases involving maximum pen alty of 10 years prison The MooreOwsley district judge election contest in the 16th Judicial District was recalled by a bill championed to engrossment by Representative Enderby of It provides that elec tion contests involving nomination for district benches heard In some adjacent instead of by the judgeinvolved in the Great Array of British Warships Gather in China By The Associated Press most formidable array of British fighting ships brought together outside oC home waters the great war is assembling at the China station to back up the policy of the Brit ish government In protecting life and The combined army and naval forces which will soon be on hand for armed service In China In the event of an emergency approximate to These Include who sailed on the Minnesota this af ternoon from Portsmouth for as as about who it is expected will be all embarked by the end of the Major General John who wiil command the In rid forces in Sullivan ruled that the conChlKl for the fusions would bft admitted as the Uanaport 1 lex antic from Spring Reagan is a vice president of the West Texas Cham ber of After the invocation by Hines of the First Methodist church of Big the address herself too and he said they mate details of her life with Ed ward West wealthy York The young whose age is recorded in the court records as broke down once in the morn Ing session when compelled by questioning to tell of certain acts of cruelty which she to the reasons why on Octo ber she left her husbands home with her vowing never to go back to his Kcw Long Island A five minute a journment was Denied Privacy Once she turned to Justice See ger and asked Must I tell all this all these people relatedunpfrihtablft ac which were Interrupted bj John attorney for on the ground the acts mentioned were not cited in her complaint charging Mack was overruled and the witness Some of her relating to the alleged Browning relations and his between adopted Dorothy 10 years caused a dead silence In the court The court room was jammed with spectators and newspaper re whose presence this morn ing was formally sanctioned by Justice Seeger when he denied a motion to exclude the She proceeded calmly with the account of her first meeting with the real estate man at a dance in a New York hotel where hewas pointed out to her standing In the middle of the the center of she of most of the young girls When she Browning became Interested in said he was sorry she was not member of the and askcil f she would not care to have i and go to the theatre with she was March and before a few days had In answers to telephone calls and she consented to go to a night club with and rom then on he was a dally vis The week before she was jurned mysteriously by acid in her home in her mothers March she Brownlnc but she said she thought By The Associated Press COURT Frank fundamentalist Baptist pastor of Fort tonight stepped for the third time from a court room a free He was acquitted by a jury in Travis county district court of murdering Dexter wholesale lumberman of Forfc whom he slew in his church office on the afternoon of last July A jury of his composed of laboring at former clerks and said that Norris shot Chipps to save his own life when the latter came to the pastors private study to protest against attacks Norris had made oiv of Fort Worth and other friends of There were tears of joy and also tears of another kind from other eyes when the simpleverdict of not was read in loud tones by court Wou Smile on Lips The tears of joy were those of Norris and his As soon as the verdict rangout in the court Norris stood at his where he was surrounded by his their and a circlq Resolution Looking To A With Mexico By 79 To Passes By Universal Service The of welcome was given by Werlge superintendent of the Stan ton city and the response by Coleman of Coleman drew laughter from the crowd when he apropos of the there is one thing we wont allow a newcomer to do and that is speak slightingly of our West Texas isnt the day delightful He drew a murmur of when paying tribute to pioneer settlers of the West Texas he said 1 never knew one of them to betray a and no men ever lived who had a higher regard for womanhood Of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce he If you were to try to take out of this country the accomplish ments of this you See OF Page 2 Local Rains Are Expected Today Weather In Abileneyesterday was cloudy but far more temperate and dry than for the preceding three Last nights forecast for West Texas was for cloudy weather with local The thermometer stood at 47 degrees at 7 last having dropped from a maximum of 52 degrees during tho Slick streets had Jrccl but un improved highways continued to be practically Impassable Motor warboprinninK to bo rc could consider themselves until after her sixteenth When she told of the Ings the night of the happen the couple returned to a hotel In from their marriage in Cold Brownings embarassment and tears adjourned tho court five Three Men Are Shot to Death In Booze Raid By The Associated Press PINE Jack chief deputy sheriff of Ouachlta and two al leged moonshiners are and Arthur U believed mortally wounded as a result of a raid on a still near Camden to according to telephone re ports received Sheriff Deputy Horton and another left Camclen tonight for Millers 15 miles south of Carnden on the Ouachlta river to stage a the report Horton had one arm shot off and a load of buckshot in his side and taken to a Carnden The names of the other two men killed and the extent of Sheriff Kills Injuries still It was aUl Sheriff was Icad ng die A of senate went on record unani mously today for settling the con troversy between the United States and Mexico by The sponsored by Senator Joe Robinson of Ar democratic which provides for the protection of American property rights m Mex ico pending the final outcome of wag adopted 71 to An amendment by Senator eorgo Norris of In surgent leaden prohibiting the use American armed in Mex ico without the consent of con was not pressed when its defeat became Hours of Debate Adoption of the Robinson reso ition crime after five hours of in which both democrats and republicans sharply criticised tho Mexican land and oil Tho Mexican government was warned by Senator Lenroot of a frequent spokesman for the that unless it acts with good faith and settles the dispute with equity and jus recognition will be with The expected opposition to the resolution failed to The only speech made against it was by Senator Edge of New who voted against it In commit He said he believed the res olution would do more harm than Senator James Reed of Mis who alao opposed the reso lution in the did not deliver his scheduled but announced that he will speak on Mexico He was absent when the vote was taken but stated that he would have sup ported the of Tnere litrt Hamby Highway Grading Work To Be Started When weather conditions im grading work on the Ham road project will it was announced Tuesday by County Judge Tom Judge Eplena announcement fol lowed i conference with Oran Speer said that as soon as weather conditions permit mov ing In actual work would Ho also announced that he hoped to have the grad ing and drainage project com pleted by April Bridge work now under on the road is expected to be com pleted by April It was while telephone before mitfriifcht to go to Bad Weather Results In Good Business At Jail Inolomera weather means in creased business at Abilenea free records at police luadqrjarters About 25 ho boes accepted the citys hospital ity during the lest four nffer applying for placo iloep at tho city When tho weather is wan smile hto showed no until his Marvin shook his He embraced Simpson and The other tears were in the cf a brown eyed boy who has sat throughout the trial on side of the He la Dexter EL whoso father Norria The small for his age la Sorry For Mother When asked about the tears canio In his and Choked Later Iie said Im so sorry for It will hurt Tho boy was alone of all hia and as the great crowd pressed around to shake the mans tlie lad walked slowly virtually The verdict came after 14 days of argument and was ended with a heated appeal bjj William McLean of Fort ono of the special who as ho pointed his linger at the jury if you send him out to kill ajvain hes your not I call him the pistol packing shouted and these words were ringing in the defendants ears as the jury Crowd Lingers On The great crowd refused to leavai the court roomThe jury went out Just before 6 they announced they had reached a but de and lawyers were Judge and lawyers werd quickly bu It was more than half an hour before Norris could be He was finally located in the lobby of his hotel with hia Fred mcr Ive been out for a saitj Norris as he came into the The which had been wait ing with their for 43 mi in then came Demonstration Banned The verdict was handed to Judgd James the judge first thanked the spectators fo See XORIUS TRIAL Page 4 O Baptist Drive For Funds Is Topic of Brownwood Meet great was at Howard Payne College today In behalf of the Conquest Campaign now being sponsored by the Baptist denomination of Texna in tho effort to raise which to pay off the Indebt edness of the Baptist educational I Institutions of Addresses were delivered by George Truitt of of Fort ani Neal of El Lunch was served at dormitory and Sn tlio afternoon tha toBrownwood associational district was thoroughly organized to do more favorable ouiofdoorw art for there part in tho working plans of which will be neuactd aoxt ;