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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS TNiMATHM VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents TUESDAY MAY FOURTEEN PAGES DEATH DER VERDI Daring TransAtlantic Airmen From France Missing ILLED IN MIDWEST TORNADOES Just A Wee She Shows Sailor Lads A Thing Or Two In This Love Business Heroes Somewhere On Trail Between Pari And New York False Reports Received By The Associated N NEW May 9 who pit ted their warsteeled nervei the murky terrors 0 the Atlantic in the wer somewhere on the trail be tween Paris and New York lat in their stripped the White as the 40hour period gasoline supply ended without definite word as to the fliers Whether the Cap Wns Charles pilot anffFrancois navigator were still in the floating on the or wrecked uppi high waves or New Fojpdianc nv thir evening could Excitement Great Great excitement pulsed through waiting assembled at the New York waterfront and standing on tugs In when report after report told of theprogress of a plane between Rockland and But before dark hopes from that direction died when the navy yard at Boston messaged its belief the plane was a coast guard and York tucked beneath a blanket of murky continued its recep tion preparations literally In the due to the total absence of positive was the nevs of the Reports ranged from rumors of see ing tho plane off Newfoundland to spottingits glistening body over and No in the regular had reported its whirring motors sideof the Atlantic no encouraging news came from the ice patrol scouting northward off the beaten tracks of shipping lanes and wireless shipping men and coast watchers from Halifax to Montauk Point strained eyes and ears for without Rumors Constant Thetenseness of the wait for news of the men who sought to make the westward crossing of the Atlantic by and to beat whatever Americans are entered in the longwaited Orteig prize nonstop kept Paris and New York in a constant communication as rumors and re ports went flashing back and On this side of the Atlantic bad the white menace to swelling inland from the Grand Banks early left clearing weather along coast of where conflicting reports of sighting came during the NEW With the French May transAtlantic more than 8 hours overdue at 11 oclock preparations under way for a search of the North There had been no authenticated report up to that hour indicating the success or fate of the An unusually heavy fog abroad ed the coast from making landing of the fliers difficult anT their location from any shore point SHERIFF KIMED By The Associated Press May fiin arrangements were being made Monday for Sheriff i9 of who was killed In ar Automobile accident near Houston Bunday physicians were working to save the life of Hempstead the sheriffs who may bare internal By Universal Service May a little girl with a strong Latin put the reverse English on Uncle Sams She showed the sailor lads a thing or two about having a mate in every Dolores married four gobs and another and now she is In jail for The husbands caught up with Dolores by comparing going to see my She lives at 95 Carlton George a groom of a few told Andrew a for mer Im going to see my She lives at that said They described their wives and concluded they both must have mt rried Along came Rudolphx also of the going to the same address for the same purpose see The three hus bands got a In Dolores confessed to the marriages and to two ladles sail a slip of an 8 9pound Seven Finance Bills Are Introduced In Senate After Special Session LEVEE FRONT IN PERIL NEAR BATON ROUGE Choppy Waves Cause New Trouble To Scores Of Workmen NEW May The 50 mile levee front along the Mississippi between Baton Rouge and Bayou Des Glalses was being battered by choppy waves tonight a 25 mile gale flashed the flood waters into sudden momen tarily shifting the point of im mediate concern from the Bayou Des Glaises section to the embank ments along the main A prediction of continued wind and stormy weather to accompany the crest of the flood down the valley added to threat of the wa ters as they continued to mass about the mouth of Old river be foredescending into the lower either through a breach questioned the right of the Bayou Des Glaises levees or down tax commission to make such an By Universal Service May appropriation totaling introduced the senate Immediately after the spe cial session of the legislature was at noon With both branches agreeing upon the same organization tha served during the regular session to carry on the business of the special the law makers got down to business and passed a bill appropriating to cover their traveling expenses There a dissenting vote The appropriation bills Intro duced were for the next Eleemosynary for two Rural school for one The house appropriation bills on the same subjects will be introduc ed in a few Representative Claude Teer of chairman of the house Indicated the house bills exceed the senate figure by several Sentiment among the law mak ers Is against an increase in the ad valorem tax rate which was recommended by the senate fi nance Due For Slashing This veteran observers point that these appropriation bills are due for a vigorous slash ing as the prospective revenue of tha state for the next two years is placed at or 000 less than the senate commit tee would have A move to hasten the collection of unpaid taxes was made by Representative Lee who introduced a resolution re questing the tax survey commission to immediately make a detailed in vestigation of the amount of un paid taxes and to suggest how best to collect Sattarwhite said he had been advised that more than is due the state in back The was put over until Tuesday when Rep resentative Leonard Tillotson of the main Ramparts along Bayou Des Red river were not affected by the sweeping winds today as they drove he water away from the levees along that Scores of men worked In that how topping the embankments in he face of the steady rise toward he predicted recordbreaking Roofs of fences and trees n the Mississippi Indicated that he waters were beginning to re urn to the river after their wild am page over northeastern Lauis ana farm FOUR PERISH By The Associated Press POPULAR May d children of and To Submit Two Although the governor mention ed only three subects for the spe cial session to consider in his Proc it is understood he plans to submit the penitentiary legisla 32 IN HURTIR COLLIN COUNTIES Sixteen Lives Lost In Nevada Garland Wotfe City Kellogg Three Hundred Homeless In Devastated Area Blonde Henry Judd Gray To Pay With Lives For Art Editors Murder ExLovers May Die In Chair Scores Perish In Poplar Bluffs Storm Illinois Are Sufferers From Destructive Winds Representative Williams of Austin introduced a bill In the system for subordinate state em Such a system has been Indorsed by the governor but stiff opposition to the bill has been or ganized by legislators who believe Its passage would rob state off 1 cials of much CALL BOND ELECTION SAN May recent Rlchland Springs meeting of the school It was decided to call Wiley perished in a blaze that a bond election as soon as a petition destroyed their farm home 15 miioa outh of Poplar early The children were trapped in thels ooms in the second story of the arm can be drawn and other prelimi naries attended Theboard will BODY FOUND By tfnlversal Service May ody ofa man found floating in he Brazos 13 miles southeast f was Identified today s an escaped convict by State langer The ran said he would have o have more time to establish the mans There were no indi cations et foul Wheatler By The Associated Press The death list in tornadoes and storms which have lieen sweeping the middle west since Saturday stood at more than 150 last with more than a thousand injured and property loss of millions of Approximately 40 persons were killed and 100 injured when a tornado mowed through the business area of Poplar Bluff late v more than 40 persons were killed ant 100 injured in a s of twisters that shot across Arkansas from central southern portion to the northwestern In reports trickling in over damaged lines of communica tion of the stormswept added to the mounting list of dead and The Monday afternoon total of 150 or more added to a casualty total of 55 killed Saturday Sunday and early yesterday in Missouri and other Two separate tornadoes which swept through Northwestern Texas early Monday caused 32 deaths at Garland Wolfe City and injured 50 and caused a property damage of a A dozen were killed and 30 injured Sunday night when tornadoes hit several central and southern central Missouri while ten were killed and thousands made homeless when the first of the twisters struck four Kansas counties Sat urday Town Of Nevada Demolisheo NEVADA May pile of Hplintcred rains tonight is what yesterday was the town of Caught In the path of a terrific twisting the village of 800 was crushed like an egg shell early and tonight seeking a roof overhead and coffins for its Its Baptist the one brick building which suffered least was a morgue where on pine 14 of its 16 Its bouses were flattened to the ground or scattered to the four Its business buildings were wrecks and Beneath fallen roofs and collapsed walls lay more than fifty of its who sought the wreckage of their homes after receiving emergency More than 20 more serouisly injured were taken to and Green Upwards of 300 were without adequate shelter as all the ablebodied residents worked far into the night to relieve suffer ing and bring some order out of See NEVADA STORM Page 4 Please oplar Bluffs Toll 40 POPLAR May 40 persons were killed and 100 injured in a tornado which swept through the bus ness section here late today according to revised estimates late to Thirty nine children were Injured In collapse of the East Side Unverified reports said three or four children were Torrential rain fell after the tornado quenching fires which sprang Merchandise stocks exposed to the elements were Early tonight only three bodies had been taken to the city morgue in which water was a foot Some injured were taken to churches and others to the high See POPLAR BLUFFS 4 Please Near El Dorado May known BO seriously njured and ten many of whom It is believed was tho ton tonight of two tornadoes that late this afternoon swept a little farming and in the Arkansas oil within 20 miles of this The disaster at Strong where seventeen are seven serious ly toured and ten is one of the worst in tho history of the Sweeping out of the southeast at the twister nad levelled all but a few The business district Is destroyed and the town presents a picture of wartime Daily News Eight Twelve Hurt PINE Ma persons were another perhaps fatally and dozen others suffered serious In westward through Cleveland struck the towns of Toledo and near according to reports received by the Daily May ask that the people vote bonds m or nine all were the sum of to repair the old building and build school i i a new high CASE CONTINUED By The Associated Press LOS May ments of Charlie Chaplins demur rer to the divorce complaint of LIta attorneys to strike out virtually all of the more sensational by the film comedians wife day until May afternoon when a tornado struck the Brandford plantation Just couth of No one was killed as far as had been ascertained at 6 storm of tornadolike proportions struck late killing Charles the village black when It blew down his demolished several small outbuild ings and uprooted trees and blew 4MB damage to farm property was re May per son was killed In a tornado that struck Herrln at uprooting twisting houses and business buildings off their foundations and blowing down telephone May Tate and her two daughters were killed at Plerces iiJMljilijjjijijjjijii ijj i Sss Iiixl BY DAMON KUNYON Universal Service Staff Correspondent LONG ISLAND May short shrift was made of Ruth Brown Snyder and Henry Judd Gray by that jury of Long murder in the first degree for the death in the electric The twelve men went out at this afternoon and were back in the box ready to deliver their verdictat au lour and fiftynine They took oft their coats as hey entered the jury hoisted the windows for a breath Jury Gives Decision After Two Hours Deliberation Judgment Cheered Neither Exhibits Great Emotion As Fates Are Read By The Associated Press NEW May Both Brown Snyder and Henry Judd her set salesman are to pay with their lives for the crime that snatched themfrom obscurity and made them nationally Deliberating less than two a jury today convicted them of the murder of Snyders Albert Sny magazine art Death sentence is mandatory for first degree but the formal ity of sentence was postponed until nextHonday Crowds Cheer Cheers greeted theverdict wbeii It was flashed to the crowd Long Island Citys supreme Inside the court the verdict received in Neither de fendant exhibited any great and seemed to be elthfer dazed to fully comprehend or only hearing what they had expected after the usual formal the foreman uttered his botli guilty of murder in the first de Snyders blonde professionally dressed for the oc casion by a hair jerked Her roving like those of one upon the square shoulders of her erst while Then she her head came back into and erect and she sat while tho jury was But whose plea of domi nance by the superior mind of Snyder had led some to be lieve him less the stoic than the woman who Insinuated murder in to his made no more about the matter than face slightly flushed as he entered the courtroom behind the It retained that flush he heard his But his weak peered queerly through and one hand almost as if by to hlc where one set of are fastened by the Then pulled himself together an rigidly without turning for a glimpse of sat behind Pedigrees Taken They were one at a of and took two Ten to Two The first was ten to two for first degree so I he second was Jus ice moved on the gallop against he murderers of Albert the art editor of Motor Boating and husband of the once he Jury got hold of the Snyder standing up to hear overed her face with her Henry Judd standing not far rom held himself stiffly erect or a but more like a man who had been shot and was swaying pulled a prayer book out of Is pocket and began reading He kept on reading even while he lawyers were up at Townsend Scudders bench arguing with the court against Immediate sentence of the little corset sales man and the blonde nyder sat with her face burled be ween her Justice Scudder fixed the time of sentence for Monday morning at 10 Gray finally put the prayer book n his pocket and eat looking tralKht Ahead of him as If he had ound some comforttlng passage In he word of the I told the and my con to he to Henry chief deputy of the sheriffs office on the way back to the My mother is glad I told the Snyder Moans I thought theyd me thought theyd believe moaned Snyder to Father Pat rick Murphy when she met him In the hallway going back to the jalL But before she left the court room there was a flash of the old defiance that marked her demeanir until the late stages of the I havent lost my she My attorneys know that I have not had a fair trial and we will fight this verdict with every ounce of They have a curious custom In New York state of taking the prla after a verdict is returned and set ting down their pedigree haWts and the John the v clerk of the Queens county alts in a little enclosed like a bank tellers just In front of judges and Snyder was Aftked to step up Irene the matron of the county and a guard iiupported the man THIAL Then both were led to the obscurity of their separate Counsel for both deferred an nouncement of their Intentions regards Justice Townsen4 Scudder thanked the and bruisingly along In the stream ol humanity There they greeted by cheers and as photographers pressed around The courtroom was Jammed long before the verdict was Before the case was given to Jury at this evening four men had been carried from room in a dead faint and were in fading to be permitted pass through the doors that had been locked when Justice Scudder began his 7i minute All that was held before spectators as a promise thing worthwhile were the and the But crowd came and celebrltlet were Jammed Into corners witt nondescripts and the scent of furs of actresses was added the generally fetid Character Weak William MHIard of Grays told In an hour and a snared of that by tke Gray had been glistening colls that In See DEATH VERDICT ;