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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WIST In ntrth ptrttoftl VOLUME 1 Price SATURDAY JUNE TWELVE NUMBER RAY RECEIVES 30 YEAR PRISON TERM w Chamberlin Set For TransAtlantic Flight To Europe if W NECK INJURY CLAIMS HMURRY ATHLETES LIFE Accompanied By Body Sent Home Class Mates Wilt Attend Funeral The stark shadow of trage dy which stalked Thursday in Johnsons natatorium exacted its toll Ovid Don star McMurry College succumbed late Friday afternoon of injuries received when he dived into the shallow pool the preceding The final whifctle for the brilliant athletic career sound ed at 4 o clock Baptist A dozen of his mates of many gridiron les clustered about him as the summons of captainelect the 1927 McMurry football failed to revive after a surgical operation in which parts of three vertebrae were His neck was broken in the dive into the natatorium and the operation was resorted to as the only hope of prolong ing The griefstricken father arrived in Abilene late Thursday night and was at his sons bedside when the end He was accompanied by his and Oscar of The boys mother was in a Lubbock hospital when the accident and was unable to be She left the sanitarium Friday for Tahoka to be at the grave of her third boy tomorrow Ac cording to her it will be necessary for her to return to the hospital after the We Shall Miss Him We shall miss said his father last He had always been with us up to three years ago when he left for It is hard to realize that he is for two days ago he was in perfect was He knew that his only chance was to undergo the He went to the operating table with great willing to take the whether of life or of A constant stream of McMurry students and friends of the illfated boy journeyed to the sanitarium anxiously inquiring of the boys The entire college was cast under a great gloom after the attending physicians announced that Ovid had his last gallant See DONALDSON Page 4 FATHER TELLS SAD STORY AT TRIAL OF BEN Moved From Oklahoma To Join Colony Family Broken Up By Universal Service June pathetic old man who raised his family in righteousness and pride only to live to see his daughters despoiled and proved the most impressive witness for the state of Michigan against King Ben Purnell and house of David here late Sometimes choking back sobs that found their echo in the crowded Richard told his I had a fine farm at in he I lived there with my and our five Ruth Dorothy and a Hayden My wife got very much interested in the She sent for an application They sent August a man about my put to see 7 He told us abQUt the colony and sfetiTit ms a wonderful place to bring our Hfe told us it had splendid schools and all steam heated buildings and every luxury and The upshot was I sold my farm for our stock for and moved our furniture and horses to Benton Harbor on a special railroad The folks from the colony met us at the train and took our horses and I never did see them They took us out to the colony and after a few days Benjamin Purnell came to me and said How about turning in your money I said Tm not sure I want to And even if I some of this money has got to be put aside for my eldest who wouldnt come I figure my property belongs to my children and I cant turn over her share to Discourages Plan Benjamin said that anyway she wouldnt come into her share until I died and that if I joined the faith I would never die and shed never inherit I said to him that aint the way I do I wouldnt cheat that child out of her share if I went to hell and New My was so full of the faith that she fretted so to get I sent her and the older Ruth and Cletis And I kept the younger Dorothy and I divided my money with my wife and she gave all hers to Benjamin and I stayed in Benton Harbor and brought Edna here to be near the rest of the In 1910 I went up on one of my weekly visits to my wife and little girls and I found my lying on a bunk on the top floor of the log cabin in a room with only a burner for heat and a See KING BEN Page 4 TWO FARMERS ARE BLOWN TO BITS BY BYNAMITE BLAST OF OILCOMPANYNEARIALAKOFF By The Associated Press June Justan and Bill were blown to bits about 4 Friday when they walked into a blast set off by the Boxana Petroleum Company near Bed flags had been set all about the which had already been shot but the men failed to see it was Thousands of pounds of dynamite the large excavation to investigate have been exploded In seismograph oil tests in this county during the past month and this accident was the first of any Finding of bits of bodies was the first notice to the blasters that anyone had been As the nieces were it was not until a check of those living in the neighborhood had been made that the victims were The Roxana Company had been shooting hourly throughout the The two men came through the woodi and apparently crawled Into just immediately preceding the explosion of 375 pounds of dyna The operator of the electric bat tery which touched off the explosive could not see the The men were renters living ad joining the Kimball on which the blasting was and both had It is thought seeing the emp ty explosive boxes the men decided that the blasting wms over for the The men killed were brothen in Captain Lindberghs Victory Smile In France Here is the first actual picture of Lindbergh in Franceto reach this It shows the youthful lis face glowing with a happy being embraced by Ambassador Myron Herrick while Parisians in the background shout their This picture was brought to the United States on the White Star liner rushed up New Yorybay by fast NBA Service speedboat and transmitted from New York by ilamoring for a glimpse of their new dense crowls thronged the streets of Paris to shout their acclaim of Captain Charles This the first actual photograph of Lindberghs reception to reach this shows the Republican Guard holding back the crowds in front of the American where was 173 Bottles Of Beer Captured In Raid ManTaken Rushing was released on bond totaling Thursday after noon on three charges of liquor law violations filed before Justice of the Peace The complaints harge manufacture of intoxicating possessing intoxicating liquor and selling intoxicating Rushing waived examining trial and immediately made chief of and raided the Rush ing home at Thursday after noon under a search The if fleers took 173 bottles of beer rom the Rushing Dodson Arch McAllister of Abilene was eleased on bond of Thursday night when he was arrested on harges of driving a car while He waived examining trial before Justice UNIVERSITY COED DIES OF BULLET HOUNDS NEGRO IS SOUGHT RY JACKSON POLICE By The Associated Press June who was shot this morning by the slayer of Miss Martha 19 year old coed of the University of who was attacked and then shot to died here No trace of the killer has been a dairy said he was she lay in bed with her two chil on his dairy route when the crime The younger physi was committed about 6 oclock this that first Intimation of it came when one of his children met a negro maid at the door with the cry somebodys shot my moth Miss Mfcrtha dead in bed in one and seriously wounded in ReeM clans had been attacked and then Both had shot through the The maid said she had seen a ne gro man leaving the Reese home shortly before she came to go to driving Reeses and Reeses 3yearold daughter said a yellowish white negro came into the room with a flashlight and took a small bunk and then shot my Decision To Start Made By Airman After Mid night Faced With Fog Hazard By Universal Service CURTI8S June Bellanca monoplane Columbia is to take off for Europe at 4 oclock this Clarence who is to be the pilot in charge of the flight made the announce ment shortly after saying The weather reports look good enotogh He would nof he had any definite festinatton in nor would he at fiat time name of be the relief The weather report showed south and southeasterly winds in the local area and fog of Newfoundland I may swing slightly south o the great circle to avoid that Chamberlin The report in dicated that the fog might dissipate within the next seven or ten hours From midocean the ac cording to the would be entirely winds that would help the Columbia on its These favorable the chart showed would benefit the flyers until they reach the coast of if acci dent does not cause a forced Carl Schory of the American Aeronautical installed the official barograpn in the Colum bia a short time after Chamberlin announced that he was to take off at four The rations which Chamberlin will carry were ordered by his wife just before from the Bellanca hangar They consist of six two thermos bottles filled with chicken one ther mos bottle filled with ten chicken sandwiches on toasted rye bread and two gallons of An odd note in the plan to fly to Berlin was the fact that Bel who designed the is no longer connected with the Columbia He quit last week he lie could no longer stand the ac tions of the head of the Bellanca said that he and Levine could no longer be associates because their characters were dif This morning when it is possible that the creation of his brain will winn wouldwide fame in its hop across the there is feeling of sorrow about the big flying NEW June weather bureau at midnight last night issued the fol lowing official report on the con ditions along the Lindbergh lane to Europe over which Chamberlin will pilot the big Bellanca mono plane Light southeast and east partly cloudy skies and some fog from New York to Nova Fair weather will prevail from Nova Scotia to New Foundland with west and northwest East of Newfoundland winds will shift gradually from There the temperature will be near forty at noon and winds from southwest across midocean with temperature from fifty to fiftyfive This temperature will con tinue until the Irish coast is reach ed with winds mostly i ROBBED OF JEWELS By Service NEW June York lewel thieves added the name of Peter of Phil to their list of victims They entered Widencrs room at the RitsCailton hotel some time during the afternoon and left nottlne but an eosty Jewel Falls Into But Is Uninjured Special to The News June 15yearold son of living three miles south of started a headfirst dive into a 50foot welPon the Ourrie farm this but in stead of being instantly the boy emerged a few minutes later with only wet The plunge started after the youths feet slipped while bend ing over the opening to get a drink of He escaped death by grasping a twoinch pipe and sliding down it until he struck a IS feet from the Unable to hold his grasp on the he but landed on his Te well held only a few inches of He made his way out by hold ing to the pipe and climbing on the rock walls of the Wife Sob When Verdict Is Read Life Term Asked By State At Trial TWO BANDITS ESCAPE WITH LOOT ink VfMfc Amarilfo Is Held Up By Gool Pair By The Associated Press June Frionft State bank at about 60 miles southwest of was robbed of about at 1 oclock today by two one masked and one a long distance call from cashier of Three as sistant Floyd and a farmer whose name was not known were in the bank when the bandits They were locked in the vault and released about 10 minutes after the robbers had left the city headed The bandits are reported to have been in a large with the last iwo license numbers being Banks in Amarillo have been heavily guard ed all day in anticipation of a rob aery It is believed by mem sers of the sheriffs department that the robbers decided to take their chance on making a smaller Advices from El Paso said one of the American banks would be rob bed The two said to be aver age appearing robbed the Aubrey 20 years must remain within prison walls he is 50 years of according to a verdict re turned at Friday after noon by a jury in district court here which sentenced him to 30 years imprisonment for robbery of the First State of Ovalo March 26 by joining with Togo in holding up em ployea and taking in Togo Ray p when went a sanity charge and found to be sane by the Aubrey Ray pleaded guilty and his Cun placed the boys par ents and three citizens of Bell where the Rays for merly on the stand as character witnesses to build up a plea for Asks Life Term In view of his plea of guilty But District Attorney Black asked a life adding that you may have to start giving death penalties to stop bank Aubrey Ray showed no emotion when Miss Belle district read the But his young wife and his father broka jetting the money in a manner which characterized them as profes By The Associated Press June tween and was ob ained today by two bandits who robbed the Rathdrum State bank The robbers covered Eplin and assistant with revolvers while they ooted the vault and They then ocked the two employes and a cus tomer in the and escaped in an automobile in which a third man was at the Answer To Movie Star Under Way By The Associated Press LOS June Attorneys for Lita Grey Chaplin were busy today drawing up an an burdened mainly with denials of the charges hurled yesterday in Charlie Chaplins cross complaint or They said they planned to fight to the limit for her division of community pro perty and custody of the two chil dren Lyndol chief of Chaplins legal staff indicated that film comedians allegations would consistently be These included charges that the 9 year old wife was infatuated with young automobile re used to give him was frequently intoxicated and out until early morning extravagant and leglectful of their Young ndicated her answer to the cross omplaint would be made up chiefly f denials of the but that t might contain new harges that would maki iur By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA June Word that Matthew Okla homa outlaw for whom officers have carried on an extensive search will give himself up to authorities if they will agree to limit his sen tence to twenty five years in pris has reached officers it Wiis learned from an authorative source When asked if he would comply with the Johnson to day refused to discuss the While the case was being argued young Ray encircled by her husbands antL The elder holding her baby who slept through the occasionally wiped a tear from her Aubrey Rays father showed no emotion until the verdict had been He walked into the corridor of the court See AUBREY BAY Page 4 These Are Lonesome For the like their neighbors and there is an automobile at their Make every day PLAY DAY by buying one of the many splendid used car offerings listed today among the tied Ads of this under lor Prices to to read the Clarified Ads A call to 3007 will your own cmr on AntotnoMto for The mort oa HO UM w you ;