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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper I THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WEST flenerat Iy fair Saturday partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents ARM HIP FRIDAY MARCH NUMBER 169 WB W W SAPIRO SCORED BY SENATOR REED IN UBELTWAL Ill H Ml M Motives Of Jewish Farm Leader Are Assailed By Missourian Objection Is Raised V By The Associated Press Sapiro as an organiz er of cooperative as a lawyer and an orphan on the Pacific coast was described today by Senator James Heed of Missouri in the Chica go mans libel suit against Henry Making the opening plea for the the senator warm ed up to his task in short or attacking Sapiros motives ia working among the asserting that Sapiro repeated ly had declared he did not wish money for what he was and at the same time collected thousands of Collects Money He rolleccd 1 for forruj Sng a cotton association in Ala1 evidence will and then obtained for representing the organization later In receiver ship declared Sena tor Most of the afternoon session was taken up by a conference between Judge Fred Raymond and the attorneys for both William Henry representing Sa piro objected to the general argu tnentative nature of the senators plea which he said instead of con fining itself as to how the defense was to prove the truth of alleged libelous articles printed in the Dearborn Fords pub was an attack on Sapiro and his Judge Raymond permitted Reed to continue and said he would make a ruling Completes Plea Gallagher completed his op ening preceding the Senator by defining the charges printed against Sapiro in the Independent into three First of all he Sapiro had been attacked as an his character and honesty as a man at tack had been made on him in his profession as a lawyer regard ing his loyalty and faithfulness to his The third and most often heard was the charge as to his work among cooperative or ganizations it being claimed he was a member of an international ring of Jews formed to exploit agricul We Asfo Husband To Choose Chair In Payment Of Crime I Love She Tells Slayer Of Own Two Children By Universal Service March Walter Scholl decided to day it would be better for her husband to go to the electric chair than to spend the re mainder of life in She urged him to plead guilty to the murder of his two child whose dead bodies were found in a deserted house two days Passing aside the he called his wife to his The of what his penalty should be was left to She sat on his knee with her arms around his loving kissing and No lawyer could do more than get you the privilege of passing your life in a peni tentiary or she Ill walk to theelectric chair with I think will be Its hard but it was a terrible love Tl love but I think its She was led and Wal ter was resigned to his He said he will plead Youths Who Discovered New Gold Governors Death At Jackson Near The two boys whose discovery at Nev They are Frank Horton 19 left Among the thousands who have staked claims in a ton are many Note the girls brought in a new rushof ProjpecWra ana jucontra 5 Twenty Reported Injured After Tornado Hits Five Towns By The Associated Press March apparently sweep Ing from the sout and south devastated several small communities near here tonight and left eight known dead and 15 to 20 several seri A revised death issued at a hospital follows Edgar Inez and Clifton her Lennis Cash Matthew and Artis sister and brothers of Lloyd of A Miss at Mountain Eight injured persona had been removed here including Edgar Smith of a four year old brother of Lloyd McAlis ter and lyra Robertson of Moun tain all seriously The McAlister with a frac tured skull was not expected to The tornado AGENTS STRIKE NARCOTIC RING Fleet Of Eleven Cars Seized By Federal Workers By The Associated Press NEW March heart of a huge narcotic octopus whose federal agents believe had extended into several Southern was thought to have been reached here today with the arrest of August alleged head of the Along with Scontrino they held Angelo an alleged undesir is eaid to have Removing his tortoise shelled classes at gesticulating at the jury with sardonic and deprecating Senator Reed Sec FOKDSAPIKO Page 4 Discounts Story Told By Runaways By The Associated Press March Oscar wealthy planter of Delhi arrived here this morn ing to take charge of his Hazel 16 year old school cirl and Veda a wno have been in charge of welfare au thorities here after reporting to po lice that they had been deserted by they abducted them on February Since their disappearance girls have been the object of a na tion wide of the saidtoday he believed they had run is at wide variance with the story told by the two Famous Physician Was Sentenced At Worth For Using Mails To Defraud In Gigantic Texas Oil Scheme Fort By Universal FORT March the governmcn pushes its appeal of the decision handed down here today b Victim Left In Sun By Guard After State Witness Tells Jurors By The Associated Press March After presenting a mass of tes timony in which Bucka a prisoner who declared that a guard at the Houston city farm whipped Wiley Zicgler for ten incites and left him lying in the the state rested its case against Hill for Eicglcrs be ing tried here on a change of venue from Harris Three witnesses for the de testifying that Zieglers reputation for sobriety was had been put on when rcjjessod Thursday Ijcft In Sun another prisoner on the city testified in much the eame manner as Euckaloo ex cept that he estimated at 30 to 40 instead of GO to SO the number of lashes given He testi fied that Ziegler was whipped about and that after hehad lain in the sun frothing at the mouth until other prisoners carried him to the bar where he died about 30 minutes Other state witnesses were Joe Houston photographer Carl Campbell Overstreet Houston justice of Ira city and Tom John undertakers y Whiifteld Mississippi Governor Henry Whitfleld was expected to die at any moment last his physicians The stricken executive became unconscious at 1 Thursday Late the governor tirred slightly and was raised up and given liquid he first taken during the He opened his eyes slightly and smiled as he apparently recognized his The end is doc tors Story Below able and Daniel chars1 James granting a five year parole to defense who ed with serving as Scontrinos go between in dealing with prospect ive morphine A fleet of and narcotic pur eleven automobiles Frederick the famous physician will walkthrough the gates of the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth Satur the who GREEN By Universal Service March Coolidgc wore the conven tional green today in honor of In lieu of the na tive shamrocks which had come lo the Coolidgcs in previous firat lady wore a derpgreen scart over her struck Klondyke about 9 oclock approaching from the Almost it is believ ed to have swept through Mountain Willis and Alex ander where the state training school for girls is Several of the buildings at ths school were blown down and two women were The McAlister youth was in stantly killed when his home on the BentonHot Springs highway blew Gold Seekers Pour Into Arizona Area March capitalists and treas ure seekers today poured into the Dripping Springs region between Globe and where a rich gold strike was reported yes Many of those to arrive today changed their plans to go to Tono pah pnd where new strikes were reported follow ing the find of two young prospec tors three weeks Recent heavy rains were responj slble for the Arizona miners The water washed1 away the dirt from the dyke of rock In which the grold ore is lo One of therivulets carried bits of gold Into the adobe hut of Joe Lee veteran who panned enough gold from the silt left on his floor to cause him to start a search for the mother BUD WINS POINT By The Associated Press NEW Harry Bud comic strip artist and won a point today in the legal tilt with his former Countess in which officers believe Scontrino made quick deliveries to and three automatic pistols with rounds of ammunition with which they think the cargoes were protected also were in the hands of The arrest came after officers had arranged for the purchase of 125 ounces an prospective purchase already had been delivered to agents as samples that they might test It to determine its of morphine at Two ounces of the Cobblers Exodus Believed Halted By The Associated Press projected exodus of several hundred New England shoe workers to Florida appeared to have been checked tonight by the joint ef forts of the Joint Shoe Council of this city and the Miami Realty John secretary of the Joint Shoe which acts in an advisory capacity to the 11 unions of shoe workers in Dane Royalty Is Financially Low By Universal Service March king and queen of Den who recently requested the government to reduce their are now traveling second They arrived in Berlin today to visit President Von Hindenburg and the former crown princess who ia a sister of the Tho royal couple left for Copenhagen tonight in a second class sleep ing a free will be a free man in only one sense of the Judge Wilson said in announcing his decision which brought a successful end a twoyear fjcrht for freedom by the conj victed oil Thisj fiveyear parole contains cer1 tain in ef means that Cook will be freed on Given Years Lienency was grantd who was found guilty in 1923 of using the mails to de fraud and was sentenced to 14 years and nine months in pris o on the grounds that he was now more than 60 years of age and that to complete his sen tcnce he would The testified that Ziegler was a hard drinker were railroad specia Maclisonvllle and It is expected the trial will be completed Convention of Southwest Stock Raisers At E Paso Closes Moody Is Presidential Choice By The Associated Press EL March won the 1928 con vention of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association at the close of its convention here Thursday when Ben city com missioner of seconded Amarillos motion and with Ircw the name of the bayou from the Richard Corpus reelected president with out Makes Promises Equalization of the burden of taxation and policies helpful to the cattlemen were promised by overnor Dan Moody In an address at tho morning He scored the ad valorem system Ivei dcclarcU said he Three Are Held For Questioning Youth Arrested For Illinois Mail Theft By Universal Service NEW 24 years said by the said that he believed many of the 800 workers who had planned to go to Miami on promises that work in their line would be pro vided there had changed their minds after being assured that the Florida plan was a real estate sell Brock f police to be known also as Scott Hudspeth Assails News Writers By Th Associated Pres EL holding the policy of President Coolidgc that American lives and property will be protected in Mex Congressman Claude Huds of that sensational news writers in the United States are attempting to attract and create an im pression that unfriendly relations exist between America and Mexico in delivering greetings from Piwl dent Coolidgc t tho Southwestern cattlemen ani Mexican officials nt banquet in Campbell and as the millionaire was arrested tonight in a rooming house in by detectives attached to Brook lyn police headquarters on a charge of being a fugitive from justice COOK probably die In Notice of appeal was immediate ly filed by District Attorney Henry Zweifel who said the gov ernment would make known its po sition Todays decision adds another chapter L the colorful career of a man who was branded as the worlds master by Federal Judge John Killitis of who sentenced him to prison for defrauding the public through his petroleum The police say he is one of six Returning from tho Arctic In men tear from a mail car on Chicago and Alton express bound from Chicago to near discovered the north polo and had claimed it for the United Hall the Hero Tho disclosure of Cooks north pole retired him from public He was ex FACES SENTENCE By The Associated Press March 17 ook polled from his clubs and scientific societies turned a cold shoulder to his entreaties that he had proof of of electric tonight faced a prison sentence of not more than five years and a fine of not more than followinr Is convic tion In federal court nf using the mails to defraud in tho operation an alleged diploma Sentence was unheard Then tho mist o obscurity lifted when tho first rum hlings of roaring oil erushcra began to be heard outside the state am he came luck into prominence as Police are holding three youths n connection with a series of rob beries that have occurred here during the past four No charges had been filed late yesterday but the boys were being icld for questioning concerning a series of robberies of business cs ablishments recently committed and also some similar offenses oc curring here several months last of a number of burg occurred Tuesday night when jewelry valued at approximately was taken from the Presley store on Pine During the same night thLovelaceHewitt Hardware store on Walnut street was entered and three guns Planes May Accompany Moody On Mexican Trip By Universal Service SAN March Ten army airplanes will ac company Governor Dan Moody and his good will trippers to if a re quest made today by Frank air corps training center to the war department ia it was has approved the plan j for army airplanes to participate In tho good will Humble Geologists Work Area Sfirroundmg Lamesa Two crews of Humble geologists and engineers arrived last week for a several weeks topographical and geological survey of this Their camps were moved from eastern New Whether or not their work will result In tho compmy begin ning tests for oil in this immediate section could net bo but Judging from the great Death Expected At Any Time For Mississippi Executive CBy The Associated Press March Governor Henry TVhitfleld con tinued a losing battle tonight with tho diseasethat has spread throughout his Physicians said that the end would come at any moment The heart action of the governor continued stronger under the in fluence of frequently applied although ho was not breathing so well as when he be came unconscious at 1 oclock Thursday Ho is suffer ing no pain in his unconscious condition and appears as if sleep hia physician While physicians the end is a Miss Anita Ainurillos successful fight for the next convention of the Teins and Southwestern Cattlemens Association was led by the Sim mons University Cowboy which proved to be one of the biggest drawing cards or the El Paso The local university musical one of the most famous in the was em ployed by the Amarlllo Board of City development as its major attraction in the campaign for tho next believed he would live through tho Mis labored apparently the only change other than the gradual Only Whitfleld and a special nurse were admitted to the gover nors Throughout his illness after the amputation of his leg in Memphis last November since thedisease made its reap his wife has maintained a constant vigil at his leaving only to sleep for a few of acreage recently eased by it is believed that a general oil development program shortly to See JMASTJER FAKEJI Paf 1 I be mapped Radio Fans To Hear Commissions Plan By The Associated Press March dominant influence to guide the new federal radio com mission will be to serve the listen ing in public the commissions vice do clared in a radio address tonight through a hookup of 40 stations was carried to rrulti Only onco before in radios his tory had such an extensive com bine assembled so largo an audi and that was recently to carry tho voice cf President Cool klgc over nil and across tho seas in eulogy of George believed the new laws would re lieve the Thetax sys tem in the past has put an umluo burden on the ha Legitimate capital will be weU corned by Mexico with open but the republic is unequivocally opposed to all other Luis of agriculture of told the Secretary Leon characterized thai certain kinds of capital as placing tho blamo for war talk and threatened revolu tions on the adventurous spirits who go Into Mexico expecting to gain enormous Other officers of the association elected were first vice president second vice president Fort and Fort secretary and nenral manager By The Associated Press EL March possibility that Gover nor Dnn Moody may become a Democratic presidential can didate was voiced by Congress man Clande Hodspeth Thurs day morning before the Texas and Sontlwestem Cattle Rais ers in convent ion The congressman de See CATTLEMEy Page 4 Bout Injuries Are Fatal To Negro Pug 17 Kid negro heavy weightof was fatally injured tonight in a bout with Jack and died two hours later In a A terrific right to tho chin sent Hill down for the count in the fourth His head struck mat with a resounding crack and when he failed to respond to CHECK CONFESSION By The Associated Tress NEW N March tongiht wereendeavoring to check a confession made by Frederick that ho and five other held up a Chicago and Alton train at at noon August Buhl was arrested nt a rooming house in Brooklyn and told police he and others took from the mail usual restorative treatment he was taken to the He died without regaining Physicians at a late hour had not determined the exact cause TO March nouncement was mado by Thursday that approxi mately acres of publia free school land will be placed on sale September 1 to the highest This land Is situated most in the western portion of ;