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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper 9 THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST coldtr Friday VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY MARCH LEGISLAT NUMBER 168 Jury Acquits Show Manager In Mississippi SINCLAIR FOUND GUILTY BY UNITED STATES JURY MuftiMillionaire Hears Sentence Calmly Case Will Be Appealed To Highest Courts By The Associated Press March oil op was found guilty to night of having been in con tempt of the senate when he refused to answer questions of the oil committee during the investigation of the Teapot Dome naval oil Justice Hitz will fix the sen less than one nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than and not more than Win Appeal Case Sinclair unquestionably win ap peal the case and will fight hla Tray through the highest court In this case as he has In the civil brought by the for the Teapot me naval oil The multimillionaire oil opera tor was convicted of refusing to answer four questions propound ed by the senate public lande committee on March upon his sixth appearance In the oil investigation which furnished the sensation of that Sinclair was found guilty on each of the four counts in each count containing one of the questions which he re fused to answer before the senate oil Sinclair took the verdict calmly and on motion of his his bond was Sentence probably will be imposed next week and appeals will be taken through the District of Columbia court of Await Judges Return The jury was out eight hours and ten returning Its verdict at It had agreed nearly an hour but could not report un til Justice Hltz could be sum moned and reach the court Sinclair is the second man to he convicted in the District of Columbia courts for contempt of the The first was Elverton Chap York stock who was sentenced to one month in jail and fined the mini mum after his refusal to reply to questions in the sugar Chapman serv ed his term in Former Soldier Is Found Shot To Death On Border By The Associated Press March Prank native of Kansas City and former private first class with the 26th found lyingon the bank of the Rio Grande Wednesday with a bullet hole through his right temple and a service revolver in his right Hehad recently come here from LOT SOLD FOR This does not mean that Abilene real estate Is decreas ing In but quite the In 1890 Tbe Reporter clas sified section shows that Phillips sold a lot to the five hundred block on Cedar street for Now that same lot Is easily worth ten times that What will Abilene real es tate be worth thirtysix years from Fortunes have been made by Investing In arc real val nes listed In the Real Estate For Sale section of the want ads every so why not take Advantage of those opportuni for your List the real estate you wlsb to sell by calling Harold Croarkin Given Jail Term Harold son Of a wealthy was found guilty by a Jury last night of the murder of six year old Wal ter Schmith whom he beat to death a His punishment was fixed at life Robert insert states ashed the jury to return a death Story at Bottom Senator Reed To Act As Counsel For Ford In Big Suit Bj The Associiec5 i rvs March varlcolored picture painted by Henry Fords Dearborn Indepen dent of a Jewish combination reaching its tenacles into the pockets of the farmers and world affairs was daubed today by Wil liam Henry counsel for Aaron who Is suing the automobile manufacturer for on charges of One by one he took up the charges which his client claims injured his reputation as an organizer of cooperative market ing1 organizations and when court adjourned had still several points to bring out in his opening state If a worldwide conspiracy of Jews Aaron Sapiro knew nothing about Gallagher de neither was he a member of a ring spreading Communism See FORDSAPIRO Page 4 TIE M IN SLAYER IN HEINOUS CHICAGO SENTENCED TO PENITENTIARY FOR LIFE By Universal Sendee Joseph 23 year old slayer of sixyearold Walter Schralth was found guilty by a Jury His punishment was fixed at life The Jury deliberated case only a little more than three From the moment the talesmen reached the jury there was no it was reported of the slayers The point in ques tion was his The second ballot stood for tho death penalty and eight for life It An agreenent reached on third Thedefense Is credited with win ning the as the state had demanded the while the de fanse did not ask an but merely that the life cf the slayer be The murder was one of the mbst heinous In the history of Croarkin confessed that he made advances to the which scared Walter cried and asked to go home to his Croarkin fearing that he would bo found struck tho boy over the head several times with a hammerWalter was found later by Catholic priests from Loyola hut died a short time later at a hospital in Evans General Suffrage 2AZ 2A1 2AZ Jfs 2r ZT 3T Weds United States Senator Dill Dayton Moses Is Leading Speaker At Session Of Cattlemen In Conven tion On Border By The Associated Press EL March i Prominent officials of Mexico and j the governor of the largest state in j America meeting In El Paso will j give an International flavor to the 51st annual cattlemens convention in session here Governor and Dan Moody are on their way to El Paso and will arrive to morrow Luis Mexican secretary of agricul and Governor Jesus Antonio of ac companied by a number of other Mexican On his arrival Secretary Leon stressed the importance of the de velopment of agriculture In Mex ico and the general improvement of conditions as equally of advantage to Mexico and Mexico in the near future wfll be one of the largest purchasers of livestock and agricultural Imple ments from tnTTlJnited States in the program of building up the farm Ing interests of the said Secretary The modern cow thief is becom ing a Dayton of Fort attorney for the cat tlemens said in his an nual The thief of today uses an auto truck and sells stolen beef 150 miles from the scene of the Moses called for more vigorous prosecution of cattle He urged the association to use Its influence against the public weighers which he said would impose an unnecessary ex pense on cattle and sheep Report Is Dead of Corpus president of the read his annual report la which he urged extension of membership In the as sociation and more Intensive coop secretary and man ager of the read the re port of the executive committee In which was detailed the successful work of the association In defeat ing tariffs which would have meant an increase in freight Through the efforts of the South west regional Spiller there had been no car short age and freight service had been The importance of prompt and extended action against the tick menace was stressed by al most every The Crisp fed eral it was pointed will become effective May After that date Interstate shipments of cattle must be accompanied by a federal certificate showing them to be free from After that according to Moses cattlemen in the quarantined district would have only the Fort Worth market open to them Membership Grows The report of executive com mittee showed that more applica tions for membership in the associ ation were received In 1926 than since Present membership is rendering General Rosalie Jones of suffrage leadership pictured above In her generaling role and United States Senator Clarence Dill of were yesterday at Johns Episcopal Cold Spring Long The ceremony was pri The photo of the bride was made when she led an army of suffragists from New York City to Albany In General Jones inherited some years The romance started when Miss Rosalie went to Washington to urge a world peace FOURTEXA n Cause Of Explosion Still Un known Another Is Ser iously Hurt By The Associated Press March for the explosion and combustion that caused the death of four employes of the Columbian Gasoline Corporation herethis morning and resulted in the se rious injury of had not been determined tonightAn In quest Into the death of the men and investigation as to the cause of the explosion Is being withheld pendingthe arrival of county Three of the bodies were burned beyond recognition and dental work and burned clothing were used asa means of The dead are Lefon Roy Todd and Bob Griffin of is not expected to recover from wounds received when the feet of gas was loosed in the air and touched off presum ably by a torch in the hand of a workman more than 100 feet away from Seven employes of the extraction plant were at work on an absorp tion one of them when the gas main exploded 100 feet enveloping them in Suffragism Eyed Aslant By Chinks By The Associated Press March husbands of emancipated wives engaged in a demonstration of protest in front of headquarters of the General Labor Union here to The mostly cried Down with the womens They as serted that since the agents of the Nationalists had preaching emancipation of wo free their wives had been staying out all night like Illinois Attorney Is Wounded By Shot attorney Arllc Boswell of William son county wns shot and wounded by an unknown assailant at nine oclock this evening he was ing the door of his garago after returning Suavvvriin aSSiiiKint prosecutor was rushed to the Union hospital at West where it was discovered his wound was not The shot was evident ly fired at close rang by someone hidden near his Bandit Roundup Is Believed Near By The Associated Press The roundup of a bandit gang Leld responsible for four sensa tional payroll robberies in the Pittsburgh district and the murder of two guards was believed Immi nent by authorities Loot totaling was carried Officers declared they expected shortly to close In on desperadoes named today in a confession by Paul held In the investi gation of the payroll rob bery of the Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Company at Coverdale last District Attorney Samuel Carter said Jaworskia confession implicates the In that which was accom plished by blowing up an armored but connected its members with Christmas payroll holdups In 1923 and In Jaw orski was gait to have admitted participating In an robbery of a Bernard Gloeckler Company payroll in downtown Pittsburgh three years agoi Judge Objects To Exhibit Proposed By Counsel For Defense Plenty Of Oratory By The Associated Press March The Black onepiece bathing suits and 15 chorus girls were ex onerated in one swoop here late today when a jury in coun ty court decided that manager of the Music Box Re vue company which played had not caused the 15 girls to appear on the stage in a manner offensive to the sov ereign state of The verdict came after the jury had weighed the evidence exactly 24 To Stage Another surrounded by friends and showered with made the usual announcement that it was no more than he expected on account of his but he also announced that he wa groin to bringanother show to Missis sippi and that It would play In verdict came as the climax to a day which had been marked by several mild sensations and by soaring flights into oratory seldom equalled In any court on any Wintz was liable to a fine of and 20 days In Jail if found The only marked sensation of the day came when counsel for the defense offered to bring two of the girls of the company to the wit ness stand dressed as they had been on the night of the perform Weary obviously bored with the constant repetition of the costumes of the girls were indecent and Immoral or I saw nothing objectionable about the according to which side the witness happened to be brightened up But County Judge Longino decided that justice could best be served with out any live exhibits n court and barred the move as not In keeping with the dignity cf the county court of Hinds Hard on Jurors The court will not allow a scene to be staged here which the state charges is lewd and he The jury settled back Defense counsel furnished an other mild sensation when they offered to give the case to the jury without To the state objected strenuously and vociferously and used the one hour and one half States attorneys argued that despite the fact that their witnesses had been outnumbered that they had produced sufficient proof that the show was not the proper thing to be eeen In and that a multitude of witnesses whom See CHORUS GIRLS Pnge 4 TAX MEASURE BECOMES LAW AS MOODY SIGNS NAME MOTOR LICENSE BILL WAITS Prison Beck Motor Bus Bills Are Rated As Important Pieces Of Legislation During Last Austin Session By The Associated Press March the usual scenes of felici tation and the Fortieth Texas legislature adjourned sine die at o clock tonight to meet again in special session the latter part of April and clean up urgent unfinished Noon today the agreed adjournment but clocks in both houses were set back a total of eight hours at various times to prevent their registering 12 Debate on con ference reports on bills and efforts to get all ratified measures enrolled and signed prolonged the session the ex tra eight Both houses lost their quo rum early in the and only a few legislators re mained here Some1 will leave A Hectic One UI1HDEU Information Furnished By Priest Causes Arrest Qf Scholl fho Associated Press March rested upon Information supplied the police by a Catholic Walter Scholl calmly confessed late today that he killed his and by cover ing their faces with towels saturat ed with an anaesthetic and then strangling them in an unoccupied house at last Wed Immediately after his ho was returned to where his father and the Reverend and Charles Scholl of Pitts They intended to take the childrens bodies home for Scholl yesterday went to the Father priest at Peters Roman Catholic and told of the His childrens mother died some five years he and after i his second wife left him ho fenrcd the children would suf fer for lack of a Kidnaping Story Is Heard In Amarillo By The Associated Press March A harrowing tale of an alleged kid naping from their home In was told here today by Hazel Orcen and Veda two pretty 16 year old high school girls who have been tho subject of a nation widesearch for the past three Both daughters of wealthy plantation this afternoon told department of justice opera tives that they had been forcibly brought to Amarillo In an automo bile by three strange men from whom they accepted an automobile ride on a street In their home and how later they had been beaten by their alleged nbdtictors nml left deserted In a local rooming HIO PanAmerican good will fliern of the United States army today poat ponod their Tnoy will continue their flight northward the Brazilian coast tomor By Associated Press March ror is stalking In the teeming native city of Shanghai as a result of a mysterious series of mur and the corresponding spread of a story that groups of Canton ese sgltatora are carrying strong arm agitation In prepara tion for a general strike when the Nationalists become ready to take over the adminis For days there hai been rn av erage of one murder dally In the victim usually boins a laborer or a foreman who had ahown opposition to strike The outrages have occurred not only In tho native but In the International settle ment as well and tho municipal minorities are taking steps to deal drastically with the Expert is tho j nearest translation of tho Chi nese description of the 150 spe cially picked and trained agitators who have arrived In Shanghai from Labor unrest In the under their is Increasing terrorism being tho weapon iwd to crtate solid arity in thri ranks of lator for Projected general The fortieth regular session has been a hectic one in some Lobbying has received more airlnsr than It has in while two members were expelled in connec tion wtfrfc alleged bribe Tho political status of former Gover nor James Ferguson also has figured in extraneous In connection with passage In both houses of the Love antiamnesty The gasoline tax and motor license fee bills represent the out standing legislation in a general while another revenue meas the proposed tobacco was Other important slnglo pieces of legislation Include the By Universal Service March Governor Moody today signed Iho bill which prohibits traf fic officers to lay speed and compels cops to near a uniform and badge and be In full view on the high way at all prison reform bill and the Beck bill to put motor bus lines under state The major por tion of governors court reform program was gasoline tax became a law this af ternoon when Governor Moody signed it and the motor license fee bill is due to become a law within the next few the latter meas ure having obtained final house and senate approval Reve nue to accrue from the taxes will be increased 200 per The gas which originally contemplatocl a straight threecent goes into immediate Overwhelming Vote Some objection to ratifying the conference committee report was discussed in both houses but the vote was Senator Stuart of Fort a member of the conference brought in a minority report to the senate against the As it was finally passed it will give the counties weight tax levied within Its confines unless the amount cf weight tax money apportioned to LEGISLATURE Page 4 American Marines Seize Two Vessels By The Associated Press March marines quickly recovered two Standard oil steamers seized this morning by Chinese at says a dispatch from that city t the Westminster The dispatch adds that the Shan tung troops of Chang defender of have busily engaged In commandeering scores of cargo boats and river craft of all kinds on the Whangpoo which is taken to Indicate an important new move hi the vicinity of TtETURX ORDERED By The Assoclaied Press NEW Erltlsh schooner Mulhall and 000 worth of seized by tho yettr hcyorci was ordered to day returned to owners by Federal Judge ;