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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHfR TIXAi and Thursday partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY JUNE TWELVE NUMBER TWO KILLED IN FLORIDA MOB OUTBREAK Texas House Passes Smith White Primary Measure SK BAGS STILL ALOFT IN NATIONAL BALLOON RACE Orman Leader In British Sovereigns Honeywell Brough Down After Covering 425 Miles Boettner Has Chance By The Associated Press May Ward Van winner of last years national balloon again has made a strong bid for free balloon nationa Weighing off here yesterday in the 1927 national balloon he brought his bag to earth early tonight at Bar on the shore line of the Atlantic 705 miles from Of the nine balloons reported down out of the fif teen contesting in the Van grmans distance was by far the greatest so far The Louis Rotary ted by the veteran balloon Captain Harry Honey 11 was brought down at 425 miles from Akron for the second greatest landing distance so far Six Still In Air So far as is known at balloon flight headquarters six en tries still are in the Not a single report has been received from four of There are two pilots In the air tonight who stand a good possibil ity of making better distance than Van They are in Army 3 and ScrippsHoward Captain William pilot Ing the third army balloon was re ported as drifting rapidly over early His distance from Akron was approxi mately 550 Early this afternoon the Scripps Howard contestants were reported cassing over near which is about 500 miles from Jack Boett ner is pilot of the On Vermont Boundary A balloon be lieved to be the Scripps Howard entry was report ed later passing over the interna tional boundary near at six oclock eastern daylight World Hero At Buckingham Palace Ward Van Orman one of Amer icas best known and winner of last years national bal loon race is making a strong bi for the 1927 He brough his bag to earth early last nigh after covering a distance of 70 His distance at tha the Mississippi Floods Most Serious Setback To Agriculture By The Associated Pross May Setbacks to agriculture during the ast two months have reversed com letely previous prospects for an arly the department of griculture declared today in its une review of the farming situa Spring planting throughout the forth has been delayed probably wo weeks later than the the department The Missis ippi flood has inundated more than acres of crop land in five the Southwest have suffered rom Eastern stures and Vestern ranges alike have been slow j to furnish spring though the abundant moisture promises an ample grass crop for The Mississippi flood situation is The bal Kepiier on was traveling in a northeasterly These two should they continue to float in strong air cur rents and remain away from the Atlantic shore seem bound to push Van Orman for present hon j The three pilots who finish the farthest distance from Akron win See BAtLOOfS Page 4 summarized mainly as affecting the production of long staple The heart of the long staple producing area is in the embrac ing somewhat over thirty per cent of the long staple cotton acreage of the United Of the acres of crop land overflowed in it is ex pected that less than acres will be free from water in time to be planted this the review COFFEYVILLE OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED BV GIRL OF USING THIUDEGREETOGETSTORY By The Associated Press May Miss Julia in default of bond in jail here on charges of being an ac cPsory before the fact in an assault on Miss Margaret Akers at March tonight charged Coffeyville authorities lad used third degree methods in an attempt to force her to chance her original story Miss Moonev maintain their Lindbergh Scheduled To Leave Paris For Aboard Breck By Universal Cable Dispatch May by two with the Legion of Honor pinned on his breast by acclaimed the worlds air hero by the people of three great with lords and ladies of Europe vieing with each other to lavish attentions upon him every hour of his two weeks Captain Charles Lindbergh sails for home Saturday to even greater Lindbergh sails for America aboard the destroyer Breck from Cherbourg Saturday afternoon and is expected to arrive in New York June it was officially announced at the American embassy Men Prefer Dumb His visit to England ends at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon when he will leave Croydon air ah English Schools Are Proof So Feminine Missouri Speaker Says In Controversy By Universal Service KANSAS May 31 new answer to the ageold whats the matter with the world has been supplied by Goodale of this Put brief it The trouble with the world today as it always has says is that too many antiquated dumbbells have been the mothers of the wife of a high school teacher has had the last word in a citywide con troversy over whether or not men prefer their women In a pulpit address before a large chiefly of wo Goodale surprised her adversaries by admitting frankly that men did prefer stupid She then added that this was what ailed the The dumb womans appeal to men is evidenced in part by the fact that a large percentage of school teachers do not Goodale points I know dozens of school teachers who would make better wives and mothers than most but men fight shy of she drome piloting plane for He is due at Explosives To Be that and the oth girl Ibid been attacked by three car sales wn white s held in jail here on charges of assaulting Miss Both MJM Moone and Kennedy The original charge made by the gJrls against three negroes led to race rioting on March at Coffey ville In which four people wire in and it became necessary to resort to martial law to restore By The Associated Press May to use team instead of explosive to extin guish the burning oilgasser near here were altered in favor of the xplosive late Tuesday when it was ound that sufficient steam pres ure could not be obtained and in ddition it was decided there would e little or no danger to adjoining wells in shooting the Tex famous well made the pronouncement favor of shooting the Cochrill McHroy which cost the life of Lee Taylor when it caught He aid the difficulty of steaming out he flame was too that the ose kept burning in two and that hey ran out of Thornton said the well would not i as hard to shoot out as the Mc Millan well at and that the hooting would be done early tomor ow morning to allow all day for re onnecting the Togo Ray Faces Trial Here Today Togo Ray faces trial today in 42nd istrict charged with the rob ery with firearms of the First State ank of Ovalo on March Both tate and defense are expected to nnounce ready for trial when the ase is called this Aubrey Ray will be tried Thurs day for the same Letcher King and Matt Blanton been appointed by Judge Mil burn Long as counsel for Togo Both of the Rays have signed confessions of their guilt in connec tion with fee Le Bourget at Returns To Paris He will remain in Paris Thursday night and all day Satur day morning he will fly a French plane to sailing later in the day aboard the Breck placed at his disppsaJLby The official schedule gives June 14 as tle probable date for his ar rival in New York but it was pointed out that this was en By Universal Service May princess captivated Captain Charles Lind bergh In this dimpled Miss com pletely won the heart of Ameri cas flying The royal lady made her ap pearance just after Lindbergh came from his audience with King Lindbergh shook hands With the left her for a moment or two to sign some returned and patted her hand and The princess was Princess tiny daughter of the duke and duchess of Queen Mary had the winsome youngster brought down purpose ly to see the American tirely contingent on the weather encountered during the Atlantic The Spirit of after all will not be with because it was found impossible to accommo date the machine intact aboard the Today it was dis mantled at the Gosport Airdrome WOMAN TELLS HOW KING BEN RULED COLOHY Amazing Testimony Heard At Trial Of Michigan Cult Leader American Beauty Wins Pulchritude By Universal Service May Staggering from a dozen severe blows during the last hour of ier direct testimony before Judge Louis today the defense coun sel for Benjamin Purnell and the House of David launched a bitter fight upon the story of Esther Johnson Hansel late Tomorrow and for several days chief of counsel promised angrily he will hammer at the amazing story that has fallen from her lips during the past four days of She told of life writ ten by converts to the House ol tha and later used by King Benjamin Purnell as a means to si lence complaints to the authorities when she resumed her It was a ruie that newcomers were to write down a full confession of their lives when they joined the Hansel These confessions were passed around among his wife Edith myself and about 20 other If they contained any confession of a ser ious they were carefully kept and if the party ever showed discontentment or any disposition to complain or to leave the Benjamin would send for them and tell them he had their written con fessions in his possession and would send them to the penitentiary un less they fell in One of these confessions Benja min told me contained the admis ion by a man and wife that they had killed their imbecile Lacking so frightening a weapon with which to secure the silence of his King Ben fre quently manufactured Hansel situated at the southern end Southampton near the will be crated in time to be placed aboard the George Washington which leaves Southampton Thurs day morning and arrives at New York June Lindberghs activities today be an when he arose at 4 oclock after four hours of At he left by automobile for At he left with the Spirit of Louis for where he arrived at He spent 30 min utes explaining to the Royal Air Force how he wanted dcmantled and crated the plane and then boarded a British single seated ighter of the Woodcock type and flew safely back to Received By Baldwin He was received by Prime Min ister Baldwin at at 10 Down ing At he was received at Buck ingham Palace by King who presented him with the Air Force After half an hour of conversation with the king and Queen he motored to York James where he talked for 15 minutes with the Prince of He next to the chancery of the where he worked out the plans for his return to Paris and for boarding the destroyer At 1 oclock Lindbergh attended a luncheon given in his honor by the air Then he motored to the house of commons as the guest of Lord and Lady he listened to the met mem bers of the cabinet and other par liamentary dignitaries at tea on the terraces of the houses of afterwards listened to Film Actor Given Prison Sentence By The Associated Press LOS May Paul motion picture actor was sentenced today to serve one to ten years in states prison on convic tion last week of manslaughter in having caused the death of Ray musical comedy actor in a fist Appeal was filed and Kelly was taken back to the The film actor will remain in jail pending formal written notice of appeal which will be accompanied by a demand for release on Kelly was convicted of attacking Raymond in the latters where he pummelled him after an argu ment over his relations with Dor othy Raymonds actress Raymond was found uncon scious on his bedroom floor the next morning and died two days later without regaining Kentucky Storm Deaths Reach 15 By The Associated Press May deaths reported today increased to fifteen the known dead in the cloud burst and storms in the Kentucky mountains Sunday night and Mon Three each in Tennessee and Virginia made the total A number were reported missing in whose wife and son were drowned Sunday night as they fled from their died today of shock and The jail on the left fork of Beaver creek was washed away and its two prisoners said to have Many of the other Stuart Highway Reform Disliked By Fergu son Fight Recalled By The Associated Press May Weathering renewed attacks on its third the Smith white primary bill to sanc tion prohibition of negro voting by political parties was finally passed 77 to late today by the The bill was offered to take care of the situation created by the United States supreme court opinion holding unconsti tutional the state law specifi cally barring negroes from pri mary It allows parties through their executive com mittees or conventions to es sli4 own quaifications with proviso that no one can be barred because of prior political affiliations or se cret order Provision Assailed at written in before engrossment yesterday by the Na borsStoryMurphy was assailed today by Representative as inconsistent and indicative of a lack of faith in Texas Democratic His effort to cut out the amendment was how the extent of damage could not be By The Associated Press May administrations unseen whip crack ed over senate today and the Stuart highway reform un atisfactory to Governor was abled 14 to 13 after the entire afternoon had been taken up in igorous Moodys seeking only to define the policies of the highway ommission while the Stuart bill ought to create a commission of line now will have a lear right of Bones of the Ferguson Moody ight were dragged into the argu ment and rattled across the of Coleman supporting he declared that if Jim Fergusons highway commis ion had been confirmed by the last enate this Stuarts bill never ould have been Attach on Commission The common charge was that the ill would have legislated out of ffice the present highway com mission and was an attack on the Moodys bill was submitted yester day shortly after the Stuart measure had been It is a strange Woodward that a vast majority of Stuart bill supporters voted to re tain Jim Fergusons highway com But Jims commission wasnt When Dan Moody was elected he was elected on the highway He doesnt want us to pass a bill he will have to Do you know authoritatively that Moody doesnt want the Stuart bill Wirtz of SeRUin Ask Dan Moody I know If you want to know how I know go ask Dan Moody Woodward Some Miss Dorothy Miss New was chosen Beauty Queen of the Universe at the second In ternational Pageant of Pulchritude at European countries as well as many American cities competed for the Highway Commission Makes Choice As To Type Of Paving Here Bv Tho Associated Press May crete must used in proposed hard surfacing of highway 1 in Taylor the state highway commis sion ruled today in deciding what was termed a local Specifications originally were to call for concrete or a comparable type in line with the usual policy of the Chairman Sterling The Taylor county commissioners was of you fellows like Stuart wanted Jim Fergusons Stuart shouted in reply I voted against confirmation of the Fer guson commission right down the bids that other materials might possibly be The commission decided that the only way to settle the dispute is to narrow the specifications strictly t Sterling Commissioner Ely of Abi was arrayed against his local commissioners court in the Ely believing concrete should be state and county money will be used on highway WICHITA ENTERS By Universal Service WICHITA May Falls will have an en try in the Dallas to Hong Kong twostop flight for the prize offered by William Dallas it became known today when Robert wartime announcedin Ama rillo that he would confer with a local oilman Thursday In regard to the financing or fa The portion of the road involved is the sixmile strip from Abilene east of the Callahan county state highway com advised the Reporter News of the commissions action in the following telegram yesterday Commission has concluded to advertise for This elimi nates present complications and pos sible long assuring immediate Signed The present complications men tioned by Judge Ely arose over specifications on the sixmile strip rawn in the office of the resident ilghway engineer altered In JSet HIGHWAY Tw State Troopers Fire Into Crowds Surrounding Battered Jail Sought By The Associated Press JUNE TWO MEN ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND EIGHTEEN WOUNDED IH FIGHTING BETWEEN STATE TBOOPEES AND MEMBERS OF A MOB SUR ROUNDING THE BOROUGH COUNTY UP TIL OCLOCK THIS By The Associated Press May men were wounded here tonight when a detachment of national guardsmen patrolling the vicin county jm f iried Mb a mob woufr tempted to rush Late tonight a large crowd congregated just outside an area two blocks in each direc tion which had been roped off to prevent any approach to the While mounted troops were in the midst of a sortie to scatter the a portion of the crowd dashed for a squad of 16 national guard troopers marching on patrol outside the The mob was ordered back and when it failed to the soldiers emptied their pis tols into the advancing Six men in the forefront of the attacking party fell and were rushed to but the ex tent of their injuries was not immediately Shoot to KUr Orders were given the militiamen to shoot to kill if any further threat ening movements were The battered jail was being pro tected on each side by machine gun while in addition to the mounted and foot in the for bidden riflemen were stationed at vantage points inside the jail and in the cemetery A ma chine gun also bristled from the belfry of a negro church across the which last night housed mob Troops on top of the four story structure were armed with machine hand grenades and tear gas Shortly after the situation ap peared to have been quieted defi nitely by the volley from the See TAMPA MOB Page 4 Today Is THE FIRST OP JUNE When the Route Boy that carries your paper route presents a bill for your subscription please pay him and remember these things Route Boy owns the route that he pays this office for all papers that he delivers on his you fall to pay the company doesnt lose a cent The boy is the tries to give you good If you dont get It notify the THE ROUTE He needs the Abilene Daily Reporter Abilene Morning News you gtt only pay bpy 93 ctnftl and aCT BOTH fw total 99 Mr ;