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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WMT TW TIXAf Wi WEDNESDAY MAY TEN PAGES NUMBER lit 219 DEAD IN EIGHT STATES BY STORMS XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Farmers Need Dan Moody Charges Legislature HOPE ABANDONED FOR MISSING FRENCH AIRMEN Kansas Beauty Is Workers Queen Eleemosynary Financial Bills Are Approved By Senate Hospital Mea sure Faite By The Associated Press May highway legisla tion and provision for competi tive efficiency tests of minor state job seekers were charged today to the Fortieth legisla ture by Governor Dan Moody in a message seasoned with ad monitions to keep the appropri ation bills within expectant rev He thus amplified the three subjects on which the call for the session was In addi the governor advised need of a corrective amendment to the new law wiping manslaugh ter off the statute books to take care of manslaughter cases pending when the measure goes into effect Economr I The amount of revenue avail able ehould be ample to properly support the Governor Moody I urge that you measure requests by the ex pectant revenue for the blenniurn and that the bills ultimately passed be kept within such He noted that appropriation bills in both house and senate exceed board of control recommenda tion of some for the The he pointed does not include provision for rural school aid and a supplement to the available school This he con should be attended to by the The governor recommended crea tion of a new state board of edu cation with broad plenary as an economy the con solidation of the board of water engineers and state reclamation work of these two depart ments is sufficiently he to justify their consolidation nitd I believe that In other boards rmd bureaus of the state overn rnent eliminations can be made and EI rings No employees ought to be on the public payroll whoso services are not essential to the legitimate functions of the government or who do not perform public service commensurate vrith the salary Moodys Estimate The state revenue for thenext two based on the existing rates and sources of will See tEGISUATTHlE Page 3 The poor working girl has found a place in the at least in where keen compe tition for beauty honors resulted in the choice of Miss Bonlta Munoz Miss Munoz is a perfect blondt but of Spanish de MARY CITIES IN BUILDING SUM Total is Exceeded Only By San Dallas Abilene njore than held Its own In building last taking fourch place among the leading cities of figures obtained yesterday from the larger building centers San Antonio and Dallas were the only cities showing heav ier totals than the record ed by Fort Ama Corpus Christ and all the others were be low Total of leading cities were San Fort Corpus ExConvict Also Accused Of Slaying Attorney Who Left Insurance 0 By Thp Associated PressY May farewell letter written by Clifford slain a day beore his April and delivered to the widow of hi two hours after the supposed time of the killing provided a corners jury today a basis for holding Glenn Hicks as an accessory to the The verdict that the lawyer came to his death at the hands o parties unknown also held William an exconvict and asso ciate of Clifford as an In his note to his Hicks three He also left farewel notes for president o the Page and Samuel law their contents were not circumstance which re fleeted the certainty with which Hicks regarded hto own slaying came to light when Grain told that Glenn Informed him Clifford compiled a list of pallbearers for his Sister Testifies Anna Betts sister of Hicks testified at the inquest she was at Clifford Hicks home about ten oclock the nigh of April when Glenn Hicks and William Davis arrived and Glenn handed his eisterinrlaw a from He remarked not Bronte Postmastership Examination To Be Held May civil service commission today an nounced that It would hold com petitive examinations to obtain elig ibles for the postmaster vacancy at Bronte on a date to be announced The office pays a salary of TH SKYDERS REPOR1ED COLLAPSE DENIED BY QUEENS OFFICIALS JiDDGRAYCALI NEW May apparently concentrated effort was launched today by Queens county officials to over take detailed reports that Ruth Brown facing sentence of death for murder of her was in a state of hysterical collapse in her cell The extreme effect of such colthe district attorneys office lapse might have been to aend to an asylum and to adef initely her sentence Stories of the alleged breakdown of the iron nerved blonde as she has been appeared in airtually every morning and after noon paper Frank warden of the county declared in as good health as has been she was James who the prisoner last eaid he had tound her In the nervous state Usual to women who had under tone nervoiM and as serted except for a brief spell of Snyder had shown no emotion since the ver Henry Judd the little East corset sales salesman who was found guilty with his of the murder of her Albert magazine art edi took his fate Jail attaches He ate a good let be they wrote stretched an arm out iween the bars of his cell to feel the air and read his They described him as one resigned to ford told me to give this to you i he was found dead or did not Marie the widow told of numerous threats her hus band had received and eaid tha when he did not come home the night of the she could have sworn that he was She said Glenn Hicks and Davis remained until 2 mwhen they left to go to her husbands office and destroy his private Found In Morning The body was not found until about 9 Glenn Hicks was chief beneficiary under his brothers life insurance and also was chief ben eficiary and under the will executed by the lawyer on the day he was Oil Workers Near San Angelo Burn By The Associated Press SAN May Trapped by fire of unknown origin In an oil engine station near the center of the Big Lake Oil Com panys lease in Reagan Thomas and Law rence his were burned to death shortly be fore 5 oclock this Both were employes of the Big Lake Oil The men were alone at the station when the flames burst forth and the companys fire de partment battled for 30 minutes before their bodies could be reach Each is survived by a widow and two Hubbard has been Inthe Big Lake Oil Com panys employ aince September Evans went to Texon from Fullbright in The badly were being brought to San Angelo to The property damage from the fire was Couple Lose Lives In Wyoming Storm By Tho Associated Press May unidentified man and a woman were frozen to death In the moun tains near here in the recent Their bodies were found on the road near here A ahort dis ance away was their automobile n which were three suf Icring fivrti but not ier ously Seven University of Wyoming youths who had been missing since csterclay were found by a search ing party today and have returned to They IN IITTEI AGAINST MITED STATES FOt SENDING FALSE INFOMATIOK Great Sea Search Underway With Three Na tions Joining Fog For Loss Of Impedes Hunters By Universal Service NEW May all hope for the lives of Captain Charles Nungesser and Captain Francois who fail ed to arrive in their nonstop flight from was abandoned The only possibility of their being it was pointed out by experts is that they have been picked up by fishing craft off the coast of These boats are without wireless and only return to shore at two or three week If the French fliers had actually crossed the Atlantic and BACCHSTATES Expresses Appreciation For Endorsement water Board Appreciation of the neighborly spirit displayed by Sweetwater Monday in endorsing Abilene as the next convention city of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce was expressed last inght by president of the Abilene Chamber Commerce The Abilene organization has taken no steps to seek the 1928 Bacon The board of directors has held no meeting since the endorsement by Sweetwater made public and so far as Bacon none had been The Chamber of Commerce feels a glow of appreciation be cause of the friendly and neighbor ly spirit exhibited by our Sweet water Bacon It is only natural that we and the Chamber of Commerce would like in some way to convey our appreciation to Unanimous Endorsement have been killed in the aviators as they had drop ped their If they alighted on the water their frail plane could not have stay I the experts Search Underway As hope for the men faded a I air and sea search for them I got under way All trans notified to be on the lookout for INfaval wentout from Boston tb search the northern coast Fliers were skirting up and down uithout previous notice in a press dispatch Monday night from the Morning News Sweetwater cor This city was given unanimous approval at a meeting of the Sweetwater Board of City Development as the next meeting place because it la located in real West Circulation of a petition among the leading towns of West Texas asking that they support Abilene also were ordered by the Sweet water Fort Worth already has been indorsed by several communities in West Texas as the 1928 meeting Official action on the matter the West Texas Chamber of Com merce who will vote on the propo sition at the annual convention next week at Wichita Mexican Indians Fight Near Arizona Border By The Associated Press May ng between Mexican federals and Taqui Indians was reported as oc curing this afternoon 68 miles south of the International border with heavy casualties suffered by both Four automobiles brought wounded into Sonora at The machines were dispatched to the scene to bring n additional CATCH PANTHERS By Universal Service May Encountering a panther as he was munching on the carcass of a yearling early Tom a ranch scored a perfect hit with his lariat and succeeded in roping the animal to a tree where he was later shot Burdett had left his weapons at the ranch Late last night two line riders bagged three panthers that were stalking a The carcasses were brought the men who have not been seen since they left France on Sunday would be But no one sighted any trace of them during the morning hours by the fog which is blamed for the loss of the daring Thc sun broke through during the af widening the range of vis but the fate of the fliers was etill concealed by the vast watery The picturesque Frenchmen were due In New York yesterday after All day yesterday the question was Will they succeed Today the question was Are they still alive As the second night since they were due the con sensus of answers shifted to the At flying and marine authorities their chances of bIng alive are very Three Nations Hunt Three nations joined today In the search for the two the Instruction of President Cool coast guard vessels In north crn Atlantic used every effort in their search for the White England and France also sent ships into eastern waters where it was believed there was a possibility yf the men having Radio stations alongthft coast joined the Keports from say the giant dirigible Los Angeles has been ordered to be in readiness to Join the The airplane carrier with a squadron of may also be sent on the It reported from Wash By The Associated Press May people of France spent a day of deep anxiety over the fate of the Nugges eer and of whom there Is no news whatever The sad realization set In upon had what may be a tragedy and what certainly has been a Min gled with the nationwide worry Is deep bitterness and anger against the press which fanned the coun trys flame of pride to rejoicing with the false news that the two fliers had succeded In their great The nerves of the nation were subjected to all the various emo tions In the past 24 general delirious then disappoint disillusionment and subse quently anger and France Bitter explanations and recriminations fill the columns of todays newspapers and no small part of the bitterness is directed against the United States for the press all erroneous news The resentment against America later was toned down a little In the press but not in the con versations heard in almost every restaurant and at every street cor It aemed to be founded on two things from led the French to bolievo While Bird had reached the More Parishes Flooded By Rising Torrents Hundreds Of Workmen Active By Thn Associated Press NEW May Two flood crests were approaching Bayou DCS Glaises and the Old river tonfght as hundreds of resi dents of threatened districts bent every effort to the task of reinforc ing embankments holding back the mounting One of the eouth of Ray with a narrow ridge separating it from the was that of the waters released by breaks In the Arkansas river Moving southward to meet waters from the freed by crevasses In the they have moved upon Rayvllle and Mer but at both places the wa ter has indicating that the crest had passed The second entering the Tensas basin through flood waters streaming from breaches in the main Mississippi Javee Jjsystem at Cabin Teele and still was In was due at the mouth of the Old between May 11 and May Parishes Covered Already these waters had covered several Louisiana These released by the cracks In two levee systems had covered or threatened acres in Northeastern was under from four to six feet of At Joseph and below water still was rising at the rate of five inches In 24 while at Sicily lu the middle of the Tensas In Northeastern Catahoula a rise of a foot and three had been shown in the last 24 The New Orleans weather bu reau said that the waters in the Tensas basin were deeper than when the waters entered there in former years and that they wero moving at a slightly greater rates of A flood warning issued today estimated that the flood crest was moving at a rate of 15 miles a which would require from 10 to 15 days for it to move down the Tensas basn to Old al most two hundred miles above New Show No Breaks An inspection trip today showed no breaks along Bayou Des Several eand boils had but none was considered A five Inch rise was reported along the stretch of embankments protecting the region to the south and hundreds of men were fight Ing to restrain the inland Texas Oil Baron Killed In Denver By The Associated Press May estate of Colonel who was fatally Injured Sunday when a shotgun was accidentally dis charged in his will not exceed two million according to Christopher who drew up the 011 mans will three years Clay said Colonel Humphreys has dis posed of between ten and twelve million dollars to charity and in personal gifts to his family during tha past ten May who rose from a backwoods school teacher to make and lose millions In lum ber and mining in his fin ally to recoup a vast fortune In which he devoted to Gods is Colonel Humphreys accidentally shot himself to death at his home here while packing guns and fishing tackle for another in vasion of the virgin mountain coun try he had often surveyed with a vision that brought him HIRUEIS ME HOIELESS IN BKAIEA DEATH TOLL IN TEXAS REACHES S5 Poplar With 77 Lives Is Heaviest Hit 62 Lost In Arkansas And In Illinois 13 Two Boys Rescued By The Associated Press KANSAS May Scourged by tor rential storms and blizzards over a three day the Middle West counted its dead at 219 late with probably a thou sand persons hundreds homeless and property damage in the In eight from Eocky Mountain region to the east and the fury of the weather brought death aiid First destruction was wrought in where a twister roared in from the southwest Saturday There followed i fOn Monday tornadoes that lash ed Louisiana and flatten ing farm houses and buildings in rural sections and laying towns and villages in Missouri Hit Twice Twice the elements struck at early Monday In a dozen communities in the central part of the etate and late In the day at Poplar in the southeastern The known dead at Poplaf Bluff stood at with 350 STORM TABLE STATE Arkansas Illinois Iowa Kansas Louisiana Missouri Texas Wyoming Totals 92 35 3 219 Injured 350 35 400 100 925 LIFE FOR COLEMANCC Rejuvenation Comes At Banquet Attended By 200 Business Men shotgun when It was The charge struck him in the He died within three hours after reaching a His successes in the oil Industry ncluded Worthwn May The Coleman Chamber of Com dormant for the past sev eral was rejuvenated here tonight at a banquet at the First Christian climax of a two weeks educational campaign conducted by ONeal of employed recently as paid secre tary More than 200 people attended the publicity director of the West Texas Chamber of de livered the principal tell ing of the accomplishments of oth er towns which have retained paid Karl president of the Chamber of acted as toastmaster and announced that virtually every business man in town had lined up with him in an effort to keep Coleman moving rapidly In the parade of growth that has centered the eyes of the world on Central West Band Gives Concert The program opened with an open aid concert by the Coleman directed by Rawlins Gil The invocation was pro nounced by Boultinghouse and music was furnished by the high school Karl Wallace Introduced officers serv were Ing this Short talks made by Leila Johnson and Plans for a membership cam paign to be launched this morn ing to raise a budget of with which to carry out the years program were outlined by Three teams will begin campaign here this seek ing new The teams are composed of Henry Gober and Taylor Henderson Edens and Roy Ho well War W Martin Henry W The progress that has been made by Coleman during the past two years was pointed out by the speak During that time the town has experienced a phenomena growth and the need of a commer cial organization has moving here but Jack of combined effort haa given the advantage to coaanaltiM ft Ten persons In the central three by high wind at Louis and two by twisters near making a total of 92 deaths In the Arkansas was swept from southern section to the northeast ern counties by a series of twisters late Latest reports placed the dead at 62 and the injured at more than The death list In where tornadoes struck at two reached 35 today when two died of First reports of casualties in Louisiana came today when word was received that three negroes were killed and several persons Injured by a heavy wind and rain storm that struck near Two Are Frozen Blizzard conditions in Wyoming resulted In three persons freezing1 to Two Glenn Holder and George marooned a day and most of two nights in their motor which was stalled in snowdrifts were rescued They owed their lives to their faithful which kept them from dropping Into the slumber that precedes death by Shackelford Road Contract Granted By Thfe Associated Press May tract for laying 14 miles of asphalt topping on highway in Shackelford county was let by tha state highway commission to Hay den and Austin of at a bid of During its the com mission allotted state and federal aid on a proposed bridge on highway 3 over the Trinity river in Liberty county on condi tion the county will furnish One third state aid and one third federal aid on proposed grad ing and drainage structures on 40 miles of highway 2 in La county also Total cost probably will approximate Rebecca Bradley Trial Set May 25 May Re becca Bradley Texas Uni versity will go to trial on charges of arson in connection with the holdup of the Buda Na tional on May in Wil liamson John her said The mere slip of a girl whom the atato charges with staging one of the boldest dayliht bank robber ies in the history of the Is also scheduled to stand trial on robbery charge July 11 in iatt The arson Indictment of the flrln of a vacant n Bound Rock the Bute ;