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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1927, Abilene, Texas Wept Texas Own Newspaper VOLUME 1 THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WliT partly warmtr In Thurnlty partly warmer except in Mtithwtat Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY JUNE TWELVE NUMBER TWO ZEPHYR ERY SUSPECTS HELD Contracts Are Let For Preliminary Work On 1A Highway FINAL CAMPAIGN FOR C C FUNDS TO BEGIN TODAY Committee Of Business Men To Seek Contribu tions In Fulfillment Of Pledge The final appeal for Abilene to carry out its pledge of 000 for Abilene Christian Col lege to insure the institutions retention here will be made to day when a committee of twelve men will begin a threeday campaign in the business dis All arrangements will be giv en the finishing touch this morning at when the com mittee is called to meet at the Chamber of Appeal to Give Freely Active work will begin immediately thereafter and Rich chairman of the issued an appeal last night for men and ttf give freely so that the entire sum might be Friday The committee is of Hower Percy Ernest Charles Mote Pool and Bernard The question of whether the pledge is fulfilled and re tained in Abilene now is up to the general presi dent of the Chamber of is sponsoring the declared last The special committee which has been working under his direction reported last night that it had raised from the larger business that it can Bacons Statement Said Bacon I want to urge the citizens of Abilene who have not subscribed to the fund to come in cheerfully and See DRIVE Page 4 funeral Service For Well Known Business Man Will Be Held On Thurs day By The Associated Press SAN June services for Percy re tired automobile dealer and vice president of the First National bank who died Tuesday morning at his will be held The arrival of a son and Robert and Elsie who at tend Southern Methodist University at and of another Sessums of Is The widow and youngest Clayton also Ainackcr inaugurated economical motor bus transportation was one of the founders of Santa the citys first exclusive residence district in which he completed a 000 home last and was one of the directors of the San Angelo Sub in the West Texas baseball league upon the failure of he and San Angelo hotel paid deficits totaling 700 Despite this he continued to support Amacker was a stockholder and di rector In the American Body Com pany at Dallas and was slated for the presidency of the Western Re serve Life Insurance be ing organized He was a mem ber of the San Angelo board of city He moved In 1910 to San Angelo frow hia birth LEE IS BADLY HURT IN AUTO WRECK NEAR CISCO Caretaker Of Ancient San Jose Mission Mourns Loss Of Rel 226 Years Old BY BESS CARROLL Universal Service Staff Correspondent SAN Jane Out in a strange new world today a relic 226 yean old is wandering San like another RipVan And with it frees the heart of Thomas caretaker of San Jose For the missing altar bell of old Joe and parcel of grayed nuns that keep their vigil with Tom now that all life has ceased within the broken arteries of San Antonios oldest And there was nothing more in point of time and sentiment thair theold altar he It w only last Sunday that I rang It for my just as I always was Where Tom Teagne wishes that he Bat no one except the one who has it and now for the first time hi more than two centuries the altar bell of San Jose is outside the sacred shadow of a Cast of donation coins hi the early 18th the two inch wide and threeinch long with a metal loop on its like an old style dinner its mission for the last time in Teague when the monks of Vincents Abbey made their headquarters at San It had been used until he Indians probably helped cast here on the mission In those days bells were usually made of silver sometimes mixed with What good can it be to any one Tom Teague wist Outside of San it is worth very It weighs six I should say it doesnt even But it means so much to the where it was it has and where by all it should surely die of rust when its time finally It seems like nothing of this even Gods own safe from the touch of the reflected Dust thou and to dust thou shalt the altar bell learned in the grime of some attic But Tom being hope still believes that some how that bell will come back home and he looks on the dusty shelf every an empty i i Burning Of Plane Prevents French Distance Flight By The Associated Press LE June first effort to break the long distance nonstop flight record of miles now held by Clarence ended in flames Captain Georges Pelletier noted French long distance who made a ParisTokio flight in and his navigator taking off at for miles were unable to get higher than 30 feet in their machine and made a forced landing after going about two and onehalf miles when their plane could no longer maintain the necessary The which carried litres of came down easily in a wheat but the gasoline tanks exploded and the machine was immediately enveloped In dOisy and were able to Jump from the cockpit to i time to save Although both were slightly CoL Lee Widelyknown West re covering ki a hospital CiscoFred SaaJSt from injuries received mobile BE WELCOMED BY DAKOTANS Presidents Train Speeding Westward To Summer White House By The Associated Press June Ing away from the wheat fields in the eastern section of the state through the old range and into the very heart of the Black South Dakota stood ready to welcome President and Cool idge to the summer White House to The welcome to the state will be accorded at when President and Coolidge will leave their train at noon and go to the state capital for a brief Governor and Bulow and Mayor and John Hippie will meet President and Coolidge at the railroad station and escort them to the In the governors reception the states distinguished guests will be presented to about 100 state of their wives and other promi nent By The Associated Press FROM PRESIDENT COOLIDGES SPECIAL en route to South June from the east toward the corn and wheat fields of the middle President Coolidge journeyed westward from Chicago tonight toward South Da kota to his summer residence In the Black At the end of the trip tomorrow far removed from the hills of his native a new moun tain country awaited him among cool streams and air filled with the odor of rest and recreation were in store to replace the heat and complexities of the na tional By The Associated Press June dent Colidge took stock of the na tions delinquencies while lauding its material advancements in an address here today dedicating the Wicker Park to the World war veterans of this Greater attention must be Coolidge told the vast throng gathered in the memorial play to to the wages of unskilled to religious de to voting and to the elimina tion of crime and i EABTH SHOCKS RECORDED By The Associated Press June earth shocks which lasted more than three hoars were recorded to day on the Georgetown University They began at reaching maximum at Director Tondorf estimated the center of disturbance at miles iron Washington Prominent Citizen Is Resting Well In Hospital June former president of the West Texas Chamber I of Com mwcs and widely known is resting well In thei Graham Sanitarium following a ser ious automobile accident suffered while he was returning night from Breckenridge following the West Texas Chamber ofl and gas meeting An Xray examination ptoday vealed that Colonel Lee has a broken collar in addition to His scalp was nearly torn his a gash more than 8 inches long being cut to lhe causing great loss of De spite his he re fused to permit first aid medical attention being given Him until other injured members of his party were looked Huey of director of the West Texas Chamber of has two fractured ribs and Locked Wheel Cause Colonel with oclocknines Breckenridge last at the close of the oil mens banquet given at the Breckenridge Country They were in Lees a Studebaker and were within two miles of Cisco when the accident occur Quincy 16yearold son of Colonel was driving the The pavement was slippery and a drizzle was and the car was proceeding at a moderate gait when the rear left wheel causing a tire 1 The car immediately careened off into the ditch on the left hand side of the turning partly Haynie of presi dent of the West Texas Chamber of with Rufus Clay of was closely follow ing the Lee Haynie and Clay quickly transferred Lee and Huey to their own speeding them into Huey to his home and Colonel Lee to the First reports were that Lee was dangerously but today he was receiving Doctors said that both he tod Huey would be out within ten Quincy Lee and Turner escaped A week ago Colonel Lee figured in an auto mishap at in the same and it is thought the machine had not been properly re Several on the drive from Breckenridge toward Lee warned his boy to drive care for that OKLAHOMA June 14 Ernest confessed partici pant in a dynamite plot that caus ed the death of three persons m Osage county in must contin ue to serve his life sentence in the state it was stated to day in the office of Governor Burkhart is a nephew of socalled king of the Osage who is serving a life sen tence in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth on a conviction on one of a series of Indian murders that came to be known as the Osage reign of After standing trial In state court at Pawhuska for two Burk hart suddenly pleaded guilty to be ing a conspirator in the plot that Isd to the dynamiting of the home of Smith at his Indian wife and a white servant girl were Elmdale Postoffice Will Be Closed After June 30 Because there was no application for the the post office at Elmdale will be closed June and the community served by rural route 1 from the Abi lene Paul assistant postmaster said The local office recently extended route taking from Elmdale most of its postal No special arrangements win be neces sary to care for the new rural pa trons in that Scott Ray De Autremonts Wife And Baby 4nd The Boys After Their Capture State Highway Board Takes New Step To Complete Worth Route The state highway commis sion yesterday took another step to provide a hardsurfac ed road from Abilene to Fort Worth when contracts for grad drainage and bridge work on Highway 1A in Shackel Jones and Callahan coun ties were The contracts totaled The bid of Frank Fort to do the grading and drainage work for was The bridge contract went to Stanford of Fort Worth for Stretch of 18 Miles The strip involved is the tfc miles from the Taylor county line to within ten or twelve miles of which was contracted for more than a year Similar work is underway on the road in Taylor When the jobsare com pleted the road will be graded from Abilene to Albany and after set ting will be ready for the hard Virtually all of the section Is In Shackelford The route of the road through Taylor and Shack elford counties was changed con and It now cuts the corners of Jones and Callahan West Texas fared well yesterday at the hands of the state highway A contract was award ed to Yoakum and Mackey of Oklahoma City for construction of a bridge on Highway 120 over the Double Mountain river In Haskell county for Miles bid of on miles of grading and drainage structures on Highway 3 in Terrell county was Grading and drainage work on miles of Highway 99 in Tom Green county will be done by the McClung Construction Company of Fort Worth for The largest single contract enter ed Into by the commission was that with Strawn of Salt Lake for paving 135 miles of High way 5 In Hall county with concrete for West Texas project All contracts awarded yesterday amounted to of which Was for West Texas Other contracts let were Henry and miles of grading and drainage structures on Highway 73 Fayette bridge to replace Montopolis structure on Highway Travis Colorado river bridge on Highway Robertson Bids for concrete road work In Grimes county were deemed not correctly made and were returned and new ones called Taxpayers To Be Heard By County Commission Today Complaints of Taylor county pro perty holders whose tax valuations have been raised for the coming year will be heard before the county commissioners court now in the midst of its monthly Other than fixing of the amount of damages Monday to be paid Hill for an 80 foot rightofway for Highway running through the Hill farm three miles northeast of only routine work has occupied the commissioners through the first two days of the Tax valuation for approximately 300 property holders in the county has been but It Is only a matter of conjecture as to how many of these will appear to appeal their says Tom county Only one complaint had been officially filed Tueidaf Awaiting removal to Oregon on charges of robbing the mails and kill ing four Bay De Autremont circle and his are held under close guard in jail at where they were cap These pictures of the boys and Bay De Autremont and her baby were taken after the twins had been arrested by postal inspectors after a fouryear LINDBERGH STEALS A MARCH ON SPENDING DAY QUIETLY ABOUT HUH AFFAIRS By Universal Service NEW Jane had a breathing spell Thanks to the rain which forced a postponement of the celebration for the New York to Paris flyer in Central Park in which school children were to take Charles Lindbergh was able to do just what he wanted to Of course he wanted to And he enjoyed some privacy the first he has had since return ing to the United Leaving his mother asleep In their Park avenue Lindbergh and Richard his friend and personal represen tative had breakfast in a nearby resturant at 6 oclock in the morn in spite of the fact that he had been out late the night before at a reception at the home of Clarence head of Pair Held In Brownwood Jail Deny Charges Abandoned Car Found In Pasture June Two believed to be the bandits who robbed the First State bank at Zephyr morning of were arrest ed between Zephyr and Brown wood this afternoon and are held for Both men deny any knowledge of the The bank was robbed at 11 oclock this morning by a lone while a companion waited outside in a small tour ing car in which the pair es fftststant cai man a mask covering the lower half of his and ordered him to hand over the Johnson hid part of the money behind a pile of books as he appeared to the The bandit was clothed in over alls and a handkerchief was used as a Johnson The robbers escaped in the direction of east of A car thought to have been the one used by the men was found abandoned in a pasture belonging to one of the suspects held Neither of the men has been positively By The Associated Press NEW June transAtlantic weekend became a probability today when it developed that Commander Richard Byrds takeoff Is a likelihood for Both the recent ocean hops have been weekend Lindbergh having taken off on a Friday and ihambeilin and Levine on a Satur day A man close to the Byrd flying camp at Roosevelt Field told the Associated Press this morning that Byrd intended to hop off tomorrow night or Thursday morning with Lindbergh at the field to wish him thus reversing their po sitions of four weeks and that the flight would be a return trip with only a few hours stop over in The weather said that no request had been made to have ocean weather charts compiled and that the weather at least on this side of the Atlantic was not Obregon In Los Angeles To Take Eye Treatment By Service LOS June eral Alvaro former presi dent of arrived in Los Angeles today to undergo treat ment for en eye While his condition is not General on advice of will remain in a darken ed room lor the nrwent the Postal Telegraph Calls Aviator Friend The pair then returned to the apartment and Lindbergh called Casey an aviator and at Curtis He told to Boiling Field at Washington and get the other half of The Spirit of A few minutes later Casey ar rived at Lindberghs temporary The three talked things over and Casey said he would fly his Curtiss A big smile came to Lindberghs was good to think of being back with the old ship With Lieutenant his detective the party drove to the Long Island Weather was unfavorable and dangerous in Washington ia addi tion to the weather being bad here for a Lindbergh and his companions were advised at the Decides Not To Go he decided not to He had wanted to go to Washington and return with his own Probably figuring that each day is lost that he does not go up into the air which has favored him with such he took a 15 minute spin in Caseys Like a free unleashed from its he played the plane in the He was the only one up planes in their Your plane handles he told Casey after he had made a graceful A lot better than See UNDWBGH Hft 4 Decision Marks New Step In Career Of Texas Oil Operator And Ex plorer By The Associated Press NEW June The United States Court of Ap peals today reversed the decision of the district court of Northern Texas in granting a five year bation to Frederick former now serving a 14 year sentence for using the to The refusal of the court of peals to grant the probationary riod marked another step in test of the probation act of March in an attempt to settle era controversial The decision held that the lan guage of the probation act did nott justify the conclusion that it waa intended to release from imprison ment a person confined in tion of a conviction rendered at term of court which has or that it or to any extent repealed or superseded the statutes dealing with that i Cook was convicted in in the Northern Tex as district court and was sentenced to serve 14 years and nine in the United States penitentiary at and to pay ft fine of on each of the counts on which he was convicted The judgment was confirmed the court of appeals at New Orleans in to while the court in which he was convicted granted a parole petition and revoked tbe commitment placing him der probation for live Unit ed States District Attorney Renif of Fort took tions to the ruling of the dtatnet bringing to of ;