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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS wewEArHtn VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY MAY FOURTEEN PAGES HENRY GRAY DETAILS SNYDER SLAYING A TO TO TO Texas Federation Women May Endorse Prison Bill TO FLOOD DEVASTATION IN SUFFERING SOUTH CONTINUES Six Hundred Marooned on Levee At Shaw River Front Scene Of Frantic Labor By Universal Service May Piling disaster upon disaster for bleeding the rampan Mississippi river today bowlec over the crown of the main levee at Hard Times Landing half way between Natchez anc While water from the crev asse near woulc have eventually inundatec Coneordia and other parishes in the section of the Hard Times Landing this cut in the rivers will send water there For a stretch of 20 miles on the river front in tensas par several thousand men to day worked frantically to builc up the levees on rushing in tEe7JJlississippa erasable Expected The men have sworn that thej will Hghtr the ugly monster unti the ground falls under their feet The levee at Joseph in this bat tle front was expected to crumble at any The water began to undo the work of man first by washing away the crown that he had laid 1 along the top of the These makeshift bags of sand proved easy prey for the raging Spill ing over the parapet of the levee it was only a matter of hours be fore this mighty torrent would away the The main crest In the Mississip pi has now reached just below It has yet to measure Its terrific pressure against the levees to the Hundreds of relief boats were busy at Joseph and other places in the immediate path of the waters from the break near Tallulah and Hard Times Land Larger boats towed fleets of smaller crafts up the The smaller surf boats are lifted over the levee and they then comb the countryside for who are flocking toward the main stream by the Whole com munities are on the Live stock is herded Into groups on promontories and First of Is given to the hu A raan jk Six hundred women and Y children were marooned today on a levee at about 40 miles south of here according to the captain of a rescue boat re turned from that Many of these persons have not had anything to eat for three and if food does not reach them shortly they will starve to he A woman gave birth to a child on the Begging For Food An elderly man with a long beard was found wading in water up to his shoulders by another rescue boat in the Black river flood He had been going from house to house for when picked uP by the rescue More than women and children and several hundred mules and are ma rooned on levees between Baton Rcuge and according to a naval observer who travelled over that area by seaplane this He said It was a ghastly They had a few tents but not nearly enough for One can well im agine how they feel shivering In the No doubt their supply is short m Rescue boats out of Natchez and Baton Rouge are racing over the territory between these cities for The relief camp at Bat Rouge has just begun to re refugees advance waters from the crevasse at having begun to drive out the people to the While snuch of the land opposite Baton Rouge and to the south al ready is inundated by back wat LITTLE ROCK NEGRO B Mil ED BY WHITE HOB RACIAL OUTBREAKS FEARED By The Associated Press LITTLE May body of a negro who had been hanged and riddled with bullets for an attack upon a white woman and her daughter early tonight was dragged behind an automobile through the main street of the and then saturated with gasoline and burned at one of the principal business corners in the negro section while thou sands of persons looked War Mothers To Cheer Prisoners the firing of guns mingled with the cries of women and children fleeing from the Negroes scattered as the mob dragged the body to the corner and made a bon fire of directed traffic which congested the streets for blocks around the The John sur rounded by a mob numbering sev eral thousand who found him in a tree after an all day search confessed that he had attacked Mrs Steward atid her 17yearold with an iron bar as they rode along the road near the city In a wagon early Miss her head in band See ARKANSAS MOB Page 4 OFFICIALS FOR MILROMSME ELECTEDHERE Abilene Southern And Wich ita Valley Stockholders Hold Meetings Officials for two railrbads which have terminals in Abilene were elected at their annual stockholders meetings here The Abilene Southern meet held in the general offices with the new general and Percy the re tiring As a result of the recent sale of the road the Texas virtually a new official personnel was The names of directors which will be forwarded to the Inter state Commerce Commission are William chairman of the board of the Missouri 1acilic system president of the Texas Pacific Percy Abilene Casp Dallas Frank Dal as Walter Fort Worth Mathew New York Mens Classes To Join In Mothers Day Observance Mens Sunday school classes of Abilene will honor their mothers Sunday morning in a gigantic parade that should extend the length of several virtually every mens class in the city will part in the a part the observance of Mothers While theparade is being spon sored by the ctiurclits of it will not be confined to Sunday school members and every man of the city Is Invited to take It will start from the Federal lawn at 9 following a short speaking program arranged by the Ministers Forum of which Pauls Methodist is We want every man In Abi regardles of his creed or re ligious to be in It is being held as a tribute to our and to the memories of the mothers who have passed and as should appeal to every declared Stinson of the Victory Mens Bible Class After the Congressman Tom Connally will speak to the Victory whose meeting is to be held this Sunday at the Majestic Charles New York and nstead of the Queen His address will be preceded by a con cert by Simmons University Cow boy Hobart New Wichita Valley Elects Stockholders of the Wichita Val ley met at the Farmers Mer chants National Officials elected follow Hale presi dent of the Burlington president exe cutive vice president of the Bur vice president Clar vice president and general man GERMAN AERONAUTS RECORD SHATTERED SCOTT May Hawthorne ager of the Fort Worth who ascended today in an vice president general man ager Fort secretarytreasurer Fort general solicitor controller Fort The with four West comprise the board of di The West Texans are Henry George Abilene Hamilton and Barwise are traveling in special car over the Wichita They left yesterday shortly before noon for Stamford where officials of the Stamford also con trolled by the were Before leaving they call ed on new general manager of the Abilene South Ijence Takes Charge Lence took charge as gen eral manager of the line Wednes although the Texas Pacific acquisition of the line became ef fective May He will not an nounced the personnel in the gen eral as the Interstate Com merce Commission first must ap rove the new board of For the he my wife and I alternate between Dallas and but in due time we will settle down and make Abl ene our He made the following additional statement Lence had the following to ay Wednesday I am now on the Abilene South rn and Just starting out o Inspect the physkal Recognizing it as a public utll ty built to serve the communities hrough which It t shall be ny ambition to enlarge the sphere f usefulness whenever possible to da I effort to break the worlds altitude record for free alighted at Golden and said his instruments Indicated his baloon reached a height of The previous record was madeby a German FINED IN HALF HOUR By Universal Service SAN May Thirty minutes he had been arrested today for attempt ing to sell stolen automobile Fred Sterling of Abilene pleaded guilty to theft and was on his way to Jail to serve a sentence of 20 days and a fine of Elimination Of Drudgery In Homes Is Sought By Convention Meeting Closes Thursday Special To The News May ment of the proposed prison system revision bill is contem plated in one of two resolutions introduced Wednesday ing before the sessions of the sixth district Womens Feder ated The other resolu tion urges machine power in the vhomes eliminating drudg ery and Both will be up for action at a later business The prison resolution was signed by Joseph Per kins of Joe Pierce of Phillips and Robert son of Rising The drudg ery resolution was by Barry Harris of the Am erican Young and Maggie Doubt was expressed Wednesday as to the next convention city as no city was actively in the running though there is talk of several The convention had settled to more or less routine business matters presenting of credentials dhring the morning horr and re ports of various vice president of the Womens clubs at San An Wednesday ex tended an invitation to the state of licers and delegates here to halt Thursday evening in San Angel o and be guests at a reception that would be accorded them on the roof garden of the Stangelehs Ho Sixty to 75 are Most of the delegates will leave follow ng the selection of officers and the convention city Tursday after A coup by Eastland and Ranger two of the largest the endorsement of the fed ration here for Haga man of Banger for state It was a surprise to the contingent supporting Potter of though only the affirmative vote was taken when it was indi cated that the majority in the hall was for the Ranger Boosts State Meet state gave the the national con to be held this year at San a boost when she started subscriptions to that end with a donation of Others fol owed suit and several hundred dollars were gathered for the en tertainment The aim of the convention this ime is to lighten drudgery In the and a resolution to this end bears added endorsement of an ef iciency demonstration in the base ment of the Under the direction of Miss Mary a playlet was giv en entitled Lets Stay which illustrated the utter absurd ty of old time household conven ences alongside the many modern conveniences for saving A See CLUB WOMEN Page 4 A a anda gift from Mothers to the word American prisoners cheer War will be part of the Mothers Day pro gram May 8 in state and federal Mary Bennett Lit tle of is national chairman of the ar Teachers Censured In San Antonio For PermittingStrike9 Students Object To Firing Of S Miss Johnson AN May members of the Brackenridge high school were reprimanded today by Frank president of the board of for allowing stu dents to cut classes In order to stage a demonstration against the proposed removal of their Miss Ora The Haines allowed the student body to hold mass meetings In the school auditorium during class periods and then permitted them to parade through the downtown business section where cards bearing the slo We want Miss Johnson and Education or were In reply to a question from one teacher said she favored the actions of the stu dents hi protesting against the proposed removal of Miss Johnson as students as A merican have a right to express their no matter how much It may hurt i Bond Election Is CalledAt Baird May of Calla han county were called upon today by the commissioners court to decide upon theIssuance of 000 in bonds for the erection of a new county The order tor the to be held June was Issued by the commlslon following presenta tion of a petition bearing 420 A majority vote Is all that Is required for passage of the bond IEATHBELIEVEDFATEOF65 ERTOIBEB VIRGINIA MIRERS 29 BODIES ARE RECOVERED By The Associated Press May resisting every step forward of rescue the Everettville mine yielded only five more of its entombed dead The result of the days exhaust ing labor in the fire and gas filled the disaster to 29 and strengthened the conviction of mine experts that the remaining 65 men unaccounted for in the mine were killed by the terrific explosion which swept through It last An advance of only six hundred feet was made during the day by the rescue They fought their way forward inch by inch in their search for the with tho ill fated mine fighting back with deadly threatening at any moment to produce another explos The bodies recovered en countered late in the day in one of the main entries about feet from the pit West Texas Lions Meet At Eastland May more than a dozen cities in West Texas were present at a spring chicken tendered by the Eastland Lions The purpose of the gathering was to perfect final organization of the campaign being waged to elecl Judge Rosenquest of East GOVERNOR IS ASKED TO AID DOOMED PAIR Lions district governor of Texas Lions at the annual meeting to be held at Hay 10 and Chief Justice William Pannel of llth court of civil appeals at Personal representatives from Lions club at Brown Comanche Fort Worth and Santa Anna were Tele grama endorsing the candidacy of Judge Eosenquest and promising cooperation with him were read from clubs of Abi Wichita Snyder and The meeting instructed the chair man to appoint a committee to make final plans for Rosenquests Border Officials Double Vigilance By Universal Service May Beliefthat a group of powerful political refugees will take ad van age of the Cinco DeMayo celebra tion to put into action plans for overthrow of the Calles Mexican and American secret serv ce agents and Mexican sentries today doubled their vigilance as great holiday crowds poured into he city for the Independence day Felix nephew of roflrlo a former president of and several other promi nent revolutionists are being watch d closely at a ranch near here which is said to be the headauar ers of rebel although Diaz denies hecontemplates any I am here on purely personal he Sacco Beseech Ex ecutive To Order In vestigation By The Frsso May 4 Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola under sentence of death In the week of July for the mur der of a payroll master and his guard in Bralntree seven years today carried their world wide fight for exoneration to Governor Fuller with a personal plea for an The plea was submitted by Vanzetti from his cell In the Dedham Written by with the afd of his counsel In matters of English grammar and the petition wag signed by Van zetti although it called for an investigation on behalf of both Saccos refusal to sign was explained in covering letters sub mitted by William Thompson and Herbert defense and Abraham Myer Boston as the result of experience during the past seven which has con vinced him that it would be against his faith to do Warning To Hunters Is Issued By Game Official By Universal Service May o federal penitentiaries are wide pen to hunters caught killing up and Will state fish and oyster commissioner aid today In warning hunters that rders had been received by his epartment from depart ment cf agriculture to prevent the tilling of these birds In Texas In violation of the migratory bird reaty which places a nation wide closed season on upland YOU REW YORK POT HENRY GRAY TO DEATH And Let Ruth Snyder See Another Sun Challenges Famous Writing Of Accused Now On Trial For Murder BY WtLLARB MACK br the Fall Mirror Universal T ONG ISLAND lj May York I charge you You must you you shall not put Judd Gray in thi chair and allow Ruth Srrjrder to soc another sun rise after you do for upon the Into the criminal pages of this state a tale co no BO BO brutally ferocious In its con ception and execution as to make the most hardened crimi nal reporter cringe and writhe in his And he told It not in his own defense but because he must toll because tonight as he on hit narrow turn At thft bars about him he Is saying to himaeli Its oh dear Its over POR this afternoon Just as the hands of that old clock on the yellow wall of the court that old clock whch year after year has gone roond and ticking off tlie minutos of human Ufo tried convict under Its old Just Judd Gray did the one grand act of hto cowardly weakwill ed He went to confession and thera before Jury and the gaping mob he told the truth told us in all Its bloody details Just how Albert Snyder met his not sparing him sciC ono dragging Ruth CSJOk EHULT A Baptists Approve Church Buildings Unanimous approval of revised plans for a Sunday school annex to the First Baptist which embraces two fourstory has been given by the board of deacons and the plans will be submitted soon to the congrega tion for it was stated The original plans called for at least a fivestory These have been discarded and those for The two two buildings structures will cost approx imately exclusive of the Thebuildings will be erected on the three lots north of the church recently acquired from George Each will have a frontage of 65 feet on Hickory ex tending west 140 to the alley con necting North Second and In addition to housing the Sunday swimming gymnasium and race The south building will Joined to the church with a a 20foot air space Intervening be tween the annex and the main buildingThe north building will not be connected to the Access to the upper floors of the structures will be gained by stair ways on the south side of each The south annex will house an auditorium with a seating capacity of 600 or A kitchen and banquet capable of caring comfortably for 400 or 500 will be Included In the I GIVEN FOOTBALM May Twenty members of the 192C Daniel Baker football cham pions of the received gold footballs at a big banquet rally held at Daniel Baker Col lege MqsjBay Coaches Ransom and Blair were also given gold footballs In apprecia tion for their the past Court Spectators Weep As Story Is Related Pictures Self As Tool Of Blonde BY DAMON EUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND May rising out of his memory el that dreadful night in Queeiii Village probably gibbered at the window of Henry Judd Grays soul this His voice kept anj as he sat on the wit ness stand in Long Island City telling his version of the mur der of Albert until f nally as he reached the ble climax of his it camt pouring out of the amplifier hard driven by A note of You wouldnt have beeiS much surprised to see the lit tle corset salesman suddenly leap and go tearing out of crowded court room with hif hair on The red of fear were clutching his as he said Suppressed Cries struck him on the nearly as I coald one think I hit him another because with the first raised up in bed and started to I went over on the bed oft top of him and tried to get bed clothes over his so to suppress his A distinct thud was heard and a commotion stirred the men and women packed like sardines in part of the A couple of court attendants quickly picked up the limp form of Warden Schnei brother of the dead and carried him from the court beating the air with his hands and crying Few eyes turned to They were all watching the man on the witness up to this moment more like a baggy dummy popping out through a mechanical mouth words thrown Jn by the ventriloqui ists He was apparently full of He got me by the necktieI getting the worst of it because I was being I hollered For Gods sake help I had dropped the sash Snyder She Ruth Browa came over and took weight and hit him on the throwing the bottle of chloroform and the handkerchief and the and everything on to the Necks craned for a look at woman who has been called bloody as she sat almost hidden from view among her tators crowded in close around on every Blonde Bends IJow The blonde head covered with 4 little black hat was bent could not see the marble whitai face at that IL tween her She was Her Josephine did tne of Henry Judd a small man in black shed tearsShe sittlusr so close to that she could have reached out and snatched black hat the blonde The For OIMJ brief at Henry Judfl most of the days of hla Iif4 a drab sort of a with a corset attained thu proportions of a dramatic fig though it may send him to i In the chair along with woman he says so the high lights of his frequently swigging water from tkfj glass on the table In front of anil his Samuel MfSksf pped to bench 1H usual hour of the afjeraoon IliMfa ;