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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Owr Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WtST thwmtor tfivwtrt wirmtr In noftfc tion Friday partly VOLUME Price 5 Cents THURSDAY JUNE NUMBER POSSES ROUND UP 11 ESCAPED CONVICTS r 4 Arms Parley Collapse Looms Unless Britain Backs Down SERIOUS FLOOD THREATENED IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY Workmen Battle To Pro teet Lowlands Heavy Damage To Crops Re ported By The Associated Press Tune Reports here to night from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande were that a 35 foot rise on the San Juan river is The streets of four miles from the Rio Grande in Tamaulipas were said to have been inun dated and residents were mov ing into the A 30 foot stage of the Rio Grande was ex pected before By The Associated Press June Heavy rains In the Lower Rio Grande valley ana reported cloud bursts in Mexico have sharp rise in the Rio Grande it threat to the lowlands along this side of the International stream Late Wednesday af ernoon the river at the Hidalgo bridge was 12 feet high er and rising about one foot every Protect Lowf Sections Along the Rio Grande workmen were busy putting flood control gates into place in order to protect th low sections Hidalgo Wire and rail communication with Hidal go ceased shortly after 4 oclock Wednesday Tracks o the Missouri Pacific branch line tha runs from McAllen to Hidalg9 were taken up and the pass th huge dykes Rains throughout the valley wer reported Edinburg received about three inches in less than three The wind that accompaniec the downpour did considerable dam flSSOCIATIONOFABILENES JOBBERS IS FORMED FOR MUTUAL AID Dillingham Chosen President Meeting To Be Held July 15 Cooperation With Retail Merchants Is Bodys Objective Scott Given New V Chance For Organization of the Abilene Manufacturers and Jobbers Associa tion was perfected last night at a meeting at the Chamber of Dillingham of the Banner Creamery Company was elected temporary president and Jnly 15 was set as the date for the nextmeeting to which representatives of aU manufacturing and job bins concerns here are invited when the association will be formed Formation of the organization came at a primarily to consider means of obtaining more satisfactory delivery 6f mer chandise from Abilene distributors to retail merchants in a number of West Texas especially Mid Cross age to vegetation reaching is now Growers declare that the effect on the cotton crop will not be apparent for several days but little good is expected to follow the Streets Curbfull Edinburgh paved streets were turned into canals and in one sec tion of the business district proprie tors worked hard to keep backwater from flooding their The electrical display that accompanied See FLOOD Page 4 iMoody Leads Texas Party To Chicago By The Associated Press June trainload of Texas Longhorns arrived iri Chicago today and was not switch ed immediately to the stock At the head of 125 business men of the Lone Star Governor Dan Moody came to show the North and East that Texans are no differ ent from any of their fellow citi zens and to spread the gospel of Texas The trip purely and simply was good will said the The Texans to Chicago their next stop will be The big delegation spent the forenoon touring Chicago at noon were guests at luncheon of the Chicago Association of Tonight they were given a ban quet by former Texans now resi dent in DRUNKEN MAN KILLS WIFE AND HIMSELF By The Associated TYess June today shot and killed his mother of chil and then ended life with two bullets through his The shooting occurred on the side walk in front of their home after Terry first had beaten his who Avfis in a delicate with his When she he went into the house for a re and shot Police believe that Terry was un der toe influence of Most Of Territory Around Abilene Reports Mois For ton Scattered rains fell over West Texas again bringing cotton in seme sections which needfd and adding to the ground season In which would not have needed rain for ten days or two v Most of the territory surrounding Abilene received at a light The fall here was hardly enough to settle the But other districts reported precipita tion of as much as an inch and a The heaviest fall was reported at inches fell in thirty of the hardest rainstorms recorded there in which received a light shower reported precipita tion of Colorado received inch and some communities in that section reported as much as an Good Fall at Spur in Dickens reported a slow rain of which will greatly benefit The rain was but was reported to be heavy at Hamlin and Paint Eden and Robert Lee reported June fell here this amounting to inch at Robert Lee Rowena Paint Rock and Eden reported ram Farms and ranches will be greatly June terrific rain fell here The downpour amounted to an inch and a half in thirty flooding roofs and streets and doing some damage to The rain was light at Anson but was heavy at Hamlin and June quarter of an inch of rain fell here this which was general over the some communities reporting from onehalf to one The moisture will greatly benefit tfany sections of the county have Jiot had enough but fanners are going ahead with hopes of more moisture of an inch of rain fell help ng cotton and grain which have been planted in the last en Brecken ridge and Package car service between Abi lene and points along the Texas Pacific and Orient railways to San the most plausible methods of solv ing tile This proposa will be formally presented to th property officials of these systems and genera and Greene promised their Car local Greene stated that he would also Institute through package car ser vice from Abilene to Midland and Odessa and if tonnage was suffi cient to justify regular operation o such service in all probability i would be made Representatives cf twenty whole salers and manufacturers attendee the along frith local offi cials of the Texas Pacific Rail way and of the American Railway Express Some of the shippers declared they were considerabl difficulty in getting orders deliver ed to customers as quickly as com petitors in other towns were Unsatisfactory Deliveries The discussion developed that the principal trouble was being encoun tered on deliveries which had to be made through points of inter change with railroads other than the carriers on which the ship MEXICO WILL BUILD IRRIGATION CANAL fBy The Associated Press1 June huge irrigation canal to sup ly hundreds of thousands acres of and Is to be constructed along the outh bank of the Rio near tamoroqp according to advices re elved here Wednesday from the ments This condition is so trav eling freight and passenger agen for the for the unsat isfactory state of affairs on deliv eries to San Breck enridge and Cross It was brought out that the greater amount of tonnage given the just that much bette service would be Abilene merchandise shippers were urged to familiarize themselves with the schedule of the railroads in dis patching their freight shipments Better observance cf the schedules would facilitate shipments it was Might Use Trucks Daniels admitted where jobbers in other towns employed trucks to make every day runs to due to the railroad connec could not be reached from Abilene in less than 48 to 72 that there was not much chance of the railroads getting any faster and he declared in such case it might be necessary for local shippers to use trucks in order to get Delivery of goods i quick to meet Baker of the Cameron Lumber Company was appointed as chairman of a committee to work for a full attendance at the July 15 meeting prospective members of the Others on the committee are Joe Durway of the Abilene fruit Vegetable Com pany Franklin of the Frank lin Plumbing Supply Company and Goodyear Rub ber Byrd Again Held Back By Storms By The Associated Press ROOSEVELT June today nor yet the remorseless refrain that has been Issuing from the weather bu reau ever since Commander Richard Byrd was first ready to fly to was repeated by the wea ther man low pressure were cited as continuing rea sons why no takeoff should be tonight or tomorrow morning or State Department Is Ired At British Pro posal WhFch Would Make Her Supreme BY WILLIAM PLYTHE TJniymal Service Staff Cor respondent June Early collapse of the Geneva arms conference unless Great Britain accepts the limitations for warshipTsTiggested by the United States is confidently ex pected in high official quarters The British proposals are so at variance with the American requirements for national de fense that they can not be ser iously it was de clared at the state State Department Aroused that unless i shorty dis card their designed to make the American navy much In there is no alternative except for the delegates to come The state department today showed more if not than has been displayed in any international situation in The emphatic statement was made that the Ameri can plan for further limitation of naval armaments is the utmost concession which this government is willing to Whether British will give Russell Scott Court Orders Another Trial For Man Who Boasts Til NeveMHang By Universal Service June Russell jail here today and when he cas informed that the state su preme court had remanded his case for trlaL It brought to v Scott through his great record of dodging the noose has become a well known the decison of the high tribunal today being the fifth time that he has escaped the rope to which he was sentenced Joseph a loop drug Robert a pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life Im prisonment in Joliet for the same The ruling of the supreme court today was bajBed on the fact that Scott did not have a fair and im 1 A J 1 under pressure or the threat from tria1 when tne Question of the United States to launch a build ing program is officials The impression is that they The supreme court held that Judge Marcus before whom the case was tried was not some minor these will be still so far from the American to be Officials were frankly amazed and See DISARMAMENT Page 4 the ver dic of the jury holding Scott sane when he refused a motion for a new the fact that the rec ord had many errors In on which a new trial should have been Nothing tqf Warrant Be lief There Will B Large Surplus Savs Chairman Green By Associated Press June that there can be any large taj reduction at the next session congress was expressed today b Chairman Green of the house way and means which initial jurisdiction over revenu If there are any th chairman declared he did not be lieve they would reach near th proportidns of those in the last tas bill as some he ar falling off and funds must be ob talned for flood i Maybe One Or Two Altogether there is nothing tc warrant the belief that there wil be any large surplus at the end o fiscal th we said Mr making up th Probably th it tan only be mad In one or two of the different sources of our such as the corpora tion automobile and personal income The ways and means committee In determininr questloffs relating to tax reduction Chairman will have to be Green asserted CONVICT MINERS CONTINUE MUTINY BUT HUNGER SOON TO BRING THEM TO TERMS Strikers Far Underground Show First Sign Of Weakening Plot For General Prison Outbreak Is Quicldy Thwarted By Unyersa Service June going thirty hours without the 238 prisoners who mutinied In the state penitenttaary mines here yesterday started late today on their second nights sojourn In their subterranean darkness may Induce them to sur rendeiT The convicts on strike in the mine have not learned definitely of the failure of the plot to stage a gen twine a feat which was planned for last The mine mutiny was to have been a part of the general plot and to have been for the purpose of distracting the at darkness as it is estimated that their carbide lamps carried in their lasted only until 8 oclock yesterday The mutiny was occasioned by fusal of prison officials to pernit the smoking of cigarettes In toe The first evidence of a desire or communication came late tocay when the of the deputy war was called aid a voice coming over the mine tee phone stated of the guads wanted to talk with his suspicious of the sent word that he would consider he Telephone calls have been male ivery today to the mbe but the miners have refused to ax swer the The 14 guards vbo were overpowered by the strikag are not behoved to be In as the guards were treatd with consideration duriny a simiar trike at the prison July last Tyives and children of the guais lave waited all day at the top of he shaft and at the mine sitpf Intendents office for news from tie To Starve Them Out I acting warden W he will continue his poliy f starving out the mutinous ccf li to tolitvtd Huunr M erations The plot was revealed in the con fession of two The plan called for the mine mutiny this of prisoners above in the midst of which the miners were to come to the overpower the and set tire to the twine The riot however Was quelled so promptly the miners could not the top or the mine and Fourteen convicts who participated by the surplus which the coming fiscal year and ensuing years wouk produce under the present rates with such other income as the treasury might derive from the miscellaneous Must Make up Deficiency It should be kept in he that on account of the failure of the second deficiency bill to pass the senate that bill must be immediately passed by the next congress the airount thereol taken from the revenue of the fiscal year of The corporation not having been reduced to correspond with the other would seem to be out ol line and to have strong claim for but every one percent reduction in corporation tax takes off nearly and this re duction could not go very far with out absorbing any surplus that is likely to o Court Reverses 3 Murder Sentences By The Associated Press June murder sentences were reversed and remanded by the court of criminal appeals one was affirmed and motions for rehearing were over ruled in two A manslaughter case also was The 15 year murder sentence of Dick Gilliam from Wood county in connection with the killing of Crone in was re versed and remanded because Juror allowed to attend th funeral of his half sister at talked with persons other than the attend ing officers and Gilliam not granted a mew Clarence Johnsons five year tence on murder conviction was reversed and remanded to McLennani county because of certain improper admission of testimony in his trial or the killing ofBruce Porter in The twenty year sentence of Owen Davis from Foard was re versed because of lack of a charge concerning circumstantial Motions for rehearing included Gilbert Taylor murder sentence of 35 years for al egdly killing Ben Savage with a pistol In SCORES OF PRISOK GUARDS ARD CITIZENS TRAIL HER IHHUDBY RIVER BOTTOMS TwentyFour Who Sawed Way To Freedom At Mid way Prison Farm Still At Large Early Cap ture Of Remainder Is Expected By The Associated Press June mudstained posae returned here tonight with eight of the 35 convicts who es caped Tuesday night from the Ferguson prison farm at Mid near Scores of prison guards and citizens led by Warden Speer are following several packs of bloodhounds through soggy gumbo mud of the Trinity river bottoms in an effort to retake all of the fugitives before With three recaptured shortly after the escape a total of 11 are again behind the prison All of those retaken were within a radius of five miles of the state farm and none of them was Peace officers in the surrounding counties have been notified of the whole escape and it is believed Wells Escape Was Predicted By Abilene Officers Man Sentijiced Here Wells again is at lib Abilene and Cole man officers predicted he soon would be when taken to the Ferguson prison farm less than a month sentenced to years on an assault to murder and charged with murder in Coleman county was one of the 35 prisoners who escaped Tuesday night from the Fer guson prison farm near Hunts Eleven of the convicts had been recaptured but Wells was not in the The getaway was the second Wells has made from a prison farm this On January 1 he escaped from the Harlem farm while serving a short sen tence from Tom Green When arrested here two months later for shooting a negro man he admitted his Murder charges were filed in Coleman county as the result of the identification of Wells by Mitchell as the slayer of her husband in Cole man in He was in dicted his trial and he was brought back here for as the killing of Mitchell aroused considerable Wells acted as his own lawyer in his trial Confessions to several robber ies were obtained from Wells by the sheriffs department but he strenuously denied con nection with the killing of All the factories at the prison except the twuie factory were operation the cage In which their food was 8tt FftUONWAK fWft ft SALOONS BAB WOMEN June Brass bar rails are not the proper places for womens it was ruled by the Nuevo Laredo police department today when an order was issued forbidding the gentler sex from frequenting open saloons in that Cafes and where liquor Is are not affect ed by the new poUco Scores A Point By The Associated Press LOS June de ense of Dorothy stage succeeded in having one of vo felony counts against her hrown out of court today within few minutes after the state rest d in its efforts to prove her guilty conspiring with Sullivan f Hollywood to conceal the real cause of death of her actor last Superior Judge Charles Burneii dismissed the charge that the act ress was an accessory after the fact in the alleged attempts to distort the facts in the case because of in sufficient The other count charges compounding of a I John Drew Is Near Is Report By The Associated Prem SAN June ing temperature brought John veteran near to death here to His Lawrence itSit declared the determined fight which the actor is making against his illness hto only hope of re Drew WM Mtaftd witli an that more will be taken before None of the convictswould disclose the identity of the ring hut several of them related how the escape was Whenit began rain the men were taken into the barracks where they sang and Clayed a Signal Sent Around While the noise was at Jts height by a prearranged plan sev eral of the convicts slipped away to the rear end of the barracks and quietly sawed hole through the wooden convicts The wzu UitJly cut large enough to allow a mans body to pass One of those subtle prison which penetrates from the gates to the solitary confinement cells within the space of a few minutes after being went the rounds of the Stealthily singly and in pairs the men began disap pearing until 35 had slipped through the floor hole to When the escape became known a general alarm was sounded and posses began forming for the man Seven packs of bloodhounds were put on the scent of the fugi Fugitives Separate Three of the men were recap tured after their They had gone but a short distance from the farm when The other eight fugitives were taken within the radius of five All of those retaken were in separate parts of the indicating that all of the fugitives separated Immedi ately after their This theory also was borne out by the dogs when they ran hither and thither on hot The Ferguson farm is on the Trinity river bottoms in the soutii central section of the The section is comparatively sparsely and in places thickly wood When wet the sticky nature of the black gumbo earth prevents rapid as heavy chunks of mud stick to the Second Large Escape Prison officials credited the ership in the plans to Ed Alvin Price Washer and John They were all under long Ireland figured in a desperate escape II months ago when a guard was killed by two men who drove to the prisoners shot the unlocked the called Ireland and three See TEXAS CONVICTS Pzje 4 San Antonio Man Heads Druggists By Universal Service SAN June San today was elected president of the Texai Drug Travelers Association at the 2Cfth annual convention of the asso which is meeting here Joint ly with the Texas Pharmaceutical Tuffley of DallM is the retiring also of San An was elected first vicepreal of named second vicepresident and ft of Fort wU attack of arthritis M recently aud brtttdtt ton lor ww MOW M ;