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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS SATURDAY MAY PAGES THE WEATHER WltT TKXAt 4P NUMBER EST TEXAS TOWNS BOOM ROAD PLANS Sweeping Changes In Baptist Business Affairs Urged s s m ROBBER IS SLAIN BY 1 1YEAROLD STONEWALL BOY T Son Of Filling Station Keeper Near Asper mont Wounds Man In Leg With Shotgun Special To The News May 11yearold Sam Cochrain was not afraid to Tom Whitie Tomlin is The lad was in charge of hisfathers filling 12 miles southeast of late yesterday when Tomlin and an other man took about from the and started leisurely Young Coch rain grabbed a order ing the men to As Tom knocked the gun downward the boy almost severing Tomlins right leg above the Young Cochrain was in the station with a Ollie when the men The pair apparently had paid little attention small But young Coch rain did not relish the rob bery while he was in charge of his fathers Gives Warning If you dont give back that money Ill shoot cried the seizing the was too quick for who was carried to the Dodge touring car in which he and hia partner had driven to the Tomlin was left at the home Of Mit nine miles southeast of the filling He was found there two hours later by Sheriff Bingham and who rushed to the Stamford sanitarium after he had been given emergency treatment by McKnight of He died at oclock this morn Ing soon after an operation in which his leg was Loss of blood had been too heavy for him to Sheriff ingham stated this eve ning that money taken by the pair had not been iound and evidently was taken by Tomlins The sheriff said identity of the second man had been learned and charges filed against him but declined to give his name until he is Tomlin made no statement be fore he according to Sheriff Funeral services wi11 be held at Koscoe Sunday afternoon for the slain He is said to have a brother buried Tomlins body was Identified this afternoon at the PeriickHughes Undertaking by a who lives seven miles northwest of A sister and cousin live at Albany but their names are Illness Fatal To Famous Inventor HUpSOM MAXIM Hudson died at his home in Lake New He was 74 years old and had suffering from anemia and stomach trouble for the last two Story Below NOTED INVENTOR DIES FROHAREMIA Famous For Explosive Dis coveries By Universal Service LAKE May died at his home at this He was 74 yeara old and had been suffering from anemia and stom ach trouble for the last two The who was born in February was famous chiefly for his inven researches and discoveries of high He was also noted as an He was the first to make smoke less powder in theUnited and discovered a first high explosivedeveloped that would penetrate heavy plata armor of He perfected stabil the best of ballistic smokeless and was the inventor of the United States army service detonating fuse for highexplosive heavy armorpiercing a selfcombustive material for driving automobile was another of his in as were new kinds of See MAXIM DIES Page 4 RAUGERS III BORGER ACCUSED OF TYRANNY BY NEWSPAPER ARREST REPORTER J By The Associated Press May news reporter of the Borger Batty Herald was taken into custody by rangers here under instructions of Governor Moody to clean up vice in for investigation in connection with adverse pub licity in the Herald against instructions of the it is No charges had been filed against Wagner up to 7 The Herald carried story TrlInformation in regard to Kimes day using court to the and the rangers are said tffect that two Policeof fleers to havA Wagner gave them tha Information In the pret ence of the managing editor of his The Herald Friday night wired Governor Dan In name of the freedom of the to have Wagner The rangers ordered the news to be staff not to use the telegraph or Wagner will beheld for Jnvestltelephone company wires In dls with the object of finding tut irom Wm where lot bit See BORGER TYKAXNT searching his place for liquor and not finding The the paper was inclined to was more Irritating than that of the effect that Matt Klmes and Ray notorious Been In Borger which TENNESSEE IS Committee To Supervise Education Board Is Urged Will End Meet Saturday By The Associated Press May With selection of as the convention city of Southern May 16 to and approval of the efficiency committee the Southern Baptist conven tion today disposed of two im portant pHases of its Chattanooga was selected by a committee appointed for con sideration of that question and was unanimously approved by the was nam ed convention preacher with Solon Rich selected as Favor In approaching the efficiency committee con vention went on as favorins several sweepinyxjhanges in its past The report advocates financial system for con vention the abolishment of the cooperative the en largement of the personnel and ac tivities of this executive committee and the appointment of a special committee to supervise during the coming year the work of the educa tion board and the hospital com s The last phase of the report was somewhat of a compromise measure accepted by both factions wishin Immediate discontinuance of the education board and hospital com mittee and another group which ad vocated their retention as in past The measure as it now stands was approved only after a heated debate during the past two The convention now faces routine reports until adjournment with the exception possibly of the social service committees report Satur day Attitude to China During todays session a resolu tion on the conventions attitude toward China was offered by in which the policy of the United States toward China was The resolution approved continua tion of this policy with the United States refraining from any threat against Chinas awakened nation alism and a course which precludes possibility of conclusion by the Chinese that Christian interests are based In the least degree upon either monetary or political consid A report of the plans of the Wo mens Missionary Union for a ruby anniversary program was reported to the The report of the foreign mission board declared that despite finan cial baptisms were made In the The board reported Sun dsty 3247 out 991 Sunday school pupils and 4S8 church Railroads To Wage War Against Busses By Universal Service SAN May Texas railroads declared war on busses The Southern Pacific lines took the offensive with the ment that starting May 15 Passen ger rates will he slashed from 1C to 45 per Other railroads will follow the Southern Pacifics it was Accompanying the announce ment was a statement by Sul assistant passenger agent of the lines at in which the railroad said the drastic slash in passenger was de signed to bring the short haul bus iness back to the rail LUMBERMEN VISIT Oklahoma vice president and general manag er of the CareyLombardYoung and Charles Carey of Chicago were business visitors in Abilene relative tj the Interests of tho William Henry Judd Joint Slayer Of Albert Winds Up Gory Tale Widow Avenges Slain Husband Life for Spencer Norton and Ralph 18yearold in Kansas ended the search of Loren Wiedenman for her husbands After the murder of her husband In a robbery at Kansas Wiedenmann helped the police tot trace the who were arrested In 3Jos Through her ef forts the bandits were brought back to Kansas City to face murder though they had pleaded guilty to robberies on the coast and each had received sentences of 70 Coleman Case Now In Hands Of Jury May fate of Mult Watson of Cisco is in the hands of the District Attorney Walter Early closed the argument for the state at 5 oclock this A decision is not expected until Watson is charged with murder in connection with the killing of Jack McMath in this city Septem ber 1925The trial started Monday afternoon andhas con sumed theentire Argument of state and defense counsel began this morning at and was concluded at 5 this after District Attorney Early was assisted in the prosecution by Snod grass and private prose cutors employed by the Ray Post of theAmerican Legion of this of which McMath was adjutant in The defendant was represented by Mark of Brownwood and Critz and Woodward of this Standing room was at a premium throughout the FROM LITTLE ROCK By Universal Service LITTLE May Governor Martineau today ordered withdrawal or national guards men at the request of Mayor Moy er and the city The guards were on duty to quell rioting threatened by mobs which sought to seize and lynch Lonnie confessed slayer of Floella 11 yearold after John another had been hanged and burned for attacks en two white Youth Killed By Plane Propeller By The Associated Press FORT May Armond was instantly killed this af ternoon at when he was struck by the propeller of an airplane on which he and two com panions were according to Jessie Brls owner of the was working under the plane Just be fore an attempt was made to start the When the motor was started the boy crawled from un der the plane and leaned against one of the guy wires by the motor In some unknown Bris stated Sensing leaned his head too near the which struck the top of his tearring it CHRISTIANS CHOOSE BRADY FOR MEETING VISITING RANGER May University of Texas Flying Squadron reached Ranger and will stage a two day advertising stunt In behalf of the universitys school of aeronau which will open next Jerry Marshall is chief pilot of the The party will iro west from By The Associated Press SAN May Brady was selected as the next meeting place and Johnson of Brownwcod was chosen district chairman by district convention of the Christian church closing a two days session here Leslie Smyth of was chosen vice president and Compton of San Diligent with a 30 per cent Increase In membership and more time devoted to work among negroes and will beten churchs main objective during the ensuing Visitors numbered were entertained In the homes of local members and were tendered a dinner at the church today BIDS ARE OPENED By Universal Service May Bids for equipping the Alice Littlefield girls dormitory on the Texas University campus with fur carpets and were opened this afternoon by the board of All but one bid came within the appropriated by the The contracts will be awarded Death Chair For Both Is Rumored About Long Island BY DAMON BUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent What would he give to be back again In the little home in the little street What would he give to hear again The qntet voices and the quiet feet What would he give if his hands were And hed never a wicked nor gee What would he give again to be A little boy at his mothers knee LONG ISLAND May Judd the lit tle corset and the most incongruous figure of a man ever snatched by bloody circumstances out of an ob scure spot in this workaday world to furnish a few lines of criminal wound up his gory story back to his chair his lawyers in the palely lighted old courtroom in Long Island and sat there all prumpled his mother and sister and gazing at him you wondered vaguely if that isnt about the way he will look if they seat him in the death chair at Sing and why fate had picked upon such a sorry mortal to illus trate her strange You know that fate is femin of and probably Rnnyon Wonders And then you turned to the black white tawny haired leopardess of a woman at the oth er this Ruth Brown who Henry Judd Gray says brought about the damnation of his and you wonder how SHE will You wonder If that marble chin will and what will be In her For the SnyderGray murder instinctively put the wo man first In this about and the twelve good men and true of Queens who have been stolidly listening to the hbrrible tale for two weeks will decide early next week what shall be done with this precious the cheaters who tried to cheat the laws of God and man wound up trying to cheat each At about 3 oclock this all hands rested as they say when they have dug all the testimony they think will do any or any See SXYDER TRIAL Page 3 Orders Then Wealthy Farmer In England Kills Eight Shooting Spree Ends With Self Inflicted Bullet By Universal Service T May or dering an oak coffin for himself tat a price not to ex ceed Saj weal thy farmer of the Charleston district on the Natal killed eight includ ing his and then com mitted suicide last ac cording to a central news dis who was wanted on a serious declared that he did not expect to receive Justice and therefore would re sist When eight mount ed police arrived at his Swat opened fire killing four police and one native who was aiding the He then dashed from the and shot his wife He then killed a woman farm er and her He at tempted to hold up an auto mobile and as he fired at the wounding two of the oc cupants he was surrounded by mounted he shot 80 GALLONS Of LIQUOR TAKEN INTWORAIK JewelsBelonging To Alex Miller Recovered Negro Arrested Eighty gallons of liquor was tak en In raids yesterday afternoon and last night and worth of Jew elry lost several weeks ago by Alex Miller was recovered by the police and sheriffs Forty gallons of whiskey was taken from an automobile at last night and the man driving the car was Although details of the capture were not given It was stated that the man was en route from central Jones county to Abilene with the A raid yesterday afternoon on a negros houseat North Fifth and Cherry streets resulted in the cap ture of the negro and forty gal lons of it was stated last A negro was arrested on a theft charge In connection with the re cent theft of Jewels from Mrs Mil car He told officers that he found the which were in his pos French Flyer Prepares For Flight To America By The Associated Press May a guarded shed in this CaP tain Charles Nungessera the White is receiving the finish ing touches of preparation for the projected flight of the French war ace from this base to New SEVEN 40 WHEN MYSTERY BLAST KMOLISHES TWOSTORY OFFICE BUILMHG By The Associated Press NEW May total of known dead as a result of the mysterious explosion that demolished a twostory building on East 23rd street today reached seven tonight when police discovered the bodies of two young women The stenographers bodies were found by the aid of powerful searchlights mounted on an ad jacent They were Identified as those of Florence and Elizabeth An search progressed tators tswarmeA In thousands from east side tenements and 75 police reserves were required to hold them In While the investigation gave no clues as to the cause of the ex plosion one building Inspector said t might have been due to gasoline from the Yfllow door backing up the sewers to the By The Associated Press NEW May men were killed land 40 persons Injured today In a mysterious explosion near the The dead William attor Frank Robert filing Charles KILLED 41 83 Is Objective Of Boosters In Meet At Anson Ely Speakg To Gathering BY HOWARD BARRETT News Staff Correspondent May tiai Anson road district will tinue to work assiduously completion of Highway 83 west to the New Mexico line and on to El Paso as a parallel to the a movement will be pushed energetically td have Highway 30 paved south to the Taylor county line and north to connect with paving to be laid in the ford road This assurance was given day to state high way by County Judge Owen president of the First National and other resentative It came at the conclusion of a luncheon of the Anson Lions club and rep resentatives from each of the towns served by Highway 831 which it is planned to havg paved through the Judge Ely Speaks Representatives from BreckenrldgeV Roby and Gall attended the luncheon at which Judge Following the lunch thi composing thai Highway 83 met the county where thai report of the resolutions committed was read and a decision reached to offer a prizeof to the son suggesting the most suitably namefor the The proposal whereby Highway 30 will be as outlined Anson business will from a countywide bond Issue provided it can be Aid of Lueders and other communities in the county will be sought in voting theboncH which will be used to pave road and in retiring road district issues voted several years The position of the way commission on district issuM and in giving federal designated roads preference in stateaid waa expressed in unequivocal terms Judge The statehighway commission will not stand in the way of worthwhile development In Judge Ely the highway commission does looJC with disfavor on precinct Issuoft which usually endanger ing of other The federal department designated Highway 30 as federal he Im not here trying to induce you to dof anything just for my selfish but I warn you that if you fail to pave Highway 30 federal government will change its Throckmorton Active Throckmorton is planning pave a road north and south through highway 14 See ANSOX MEET Page 4 you gtt a rent rtcclpt each month or a receipt for a payment on your If the former turn now to classification Kov Estate for In tin Want Ad the to Own Your Own ;