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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THIWUTHtt WWT TtJCAt Ml PrMay VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER EIGHT KILLED IN DALLAS EXPLOSION TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO Poplar Bluff Tornado 101 Arkansas 70 W TO TO TO WORLD RETAINS HOPE FOR MISSING FRENCH FLIERS Suggestions Revive Fast Waning Hope That Pair May Be Alive Mother Hopeful By The Associated Press N2W May eyes of the world were still turned upon the North Atlantic tonight and hope refused to die that Frances White Bird be found somewhere in those watery stretches with its dauntless airmen still Two days ago the clouds should have parted to reveal the victoriousapproach of Captains and the daring Frenchmen who sought to wrest for their coun try the honor thefirst stop flight from Paris to New Shields Knowledge But the clouds rolled solidly across the a shielding1 all from knowledge of whatever grim adventure had the intrepitl Today the search for the avia tors was fully organized and the United TStates coast guard was practically turned over to the task of finding Nungesser and Besides that all ehips in the North Atlantic were requested to keep special outlook for the fallen plane and the liner France recelv By Universal Service May spite of the lack of news regarding the fate of the White the mother of Charles Nan gesser still bears up sturdily un der the growing Duringall these difficult years my boy never failed she said today why should ne fail me now My boy is still I know I see his face before At Marseilles the mother of now more than 70 years of is still courageous though not so In his last letter he told me not to I am trying not to He must come she One Of Lovely Youngster ed orders on the other side to al ter its usual course to New York so as to parallel the air route of the From Maryland to the northern most point of the New England coast boats of the coast guard took up the hunt and it was announced at Washington the search would be extended to mid Atlan In Canada the maritime provinces joined in the rescue at tempt on the chance that the French plane had been brought down in the icy northern Twenty coast guard patrol boats and three coast guard airplanes were patrolling the New England coast today for 100 miles out to Eight destroyers had been taken from other duty to concen trate upon the search further from land and the cutter which had been watching for ice bergs See FRENCH FLIERS Page 4 Advertis ed a lot near McMurry for sale and sold It to the first party who Sunday even Ing the total callers amounted to six and others followed Mon day and which goes to show that Abilene lots are good investments and that Re porterNews Want Ads produce BIGGEST BARGAIN In McMur ry east front corner all 9350 cash takes Am leaving town Monday night Phone Come out to 1518 Avenue and see Will trade for 1lt Turn your lot Into by calling An Ad Taker will assist Jesse Lasky says that Louise Brooks who has been appearingin vampire is one of the five best junior stars now acting for the AlERICflNfllR HERO TO HAKE OCEAN FLIGHT Failure Of French Ace Fails To Discourage Captain By The Associated Press May disturbed by failure of the Nun gesserColi Captain Charles Lingbergh of after com pleting what is believed the long est an un accompanied today said he would hop off on his transAt lantic flight within a week or ten The Missouri National guard See AMERICAN FLIER Page 4 LASSOES I1ON By The Associated Press R A Y M O May game lassoed a mountain lion and captured him alive on the King ranch He bound the animal and carried it to a mile but it died from heat Bankers At El Paso Would Raise Salary Of Governor By The Associated Press EL May A plea for support of the ments raising the governors abolishing the fee system and in creasing the membership of the state supreme court to nine was made at the Wednesday session of the Texas Bankers Association here by Paul president of the Citizens State Bank at vice president of the First National bank of spoke against dummy The convention will close RUTH SNYDEJUIDI GRAY By Universal Service NEW May the was set today as the date on which Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray will be sentenced to the electric chair for the death of the wom ans Albert Judge who had pre viously fixed next Monday as the date for sentencing the convicted today notified the attorneys in the case that vthe time had been switched to Gray Issued a statement today In which he praised the Jury for the verdict which he termed wise and If I had been sitting on the ury and heard the same I should have brought In the same he I have received the forgiveness of my my wife and my J Juive told tU truttt tad I feel that my conscience Is I am ready to Snyder received a visit from her mother The prisoner is reported to have recovered from her hysteria following her convic Gray today repeated his request that he be allowed to see his former sweetheart before they go to the death house at Sing I not want to hurt he I bear her no ill She said she had no desire to see About the only time Gray will seeher again will be Friday in but there will be no oppor tunity then to be alone with aa lie Passing Of Woman Ends Dramatic incident Of Catastrophe CleanUp Work Starts By The Associated Press POPLAB May days of stiffer hig and caused by tornado virtually demol ished the business Pop lar Bluff tonight began to bury its Ten funerals were although the major ity were arranged for tomor row and the next The number of known dead tonight had increased to while the seriously some of whom were expected to stood near the hundred Death Dramatic The new Melbourne which yielded the greatest number of was the tomb of its pro Mae and 2r3 The death of tOpal Sher a closed one of the most dramatic incidents of the catastro She lay In the ruins with the water creeping up about her body for nine hours while rescuers cut through the floors above to re lease Organization of a civilian guard under command of a regular army officer was effected tonight to re place two companies of state mili Poplar Bluff today presented a scene of unparalleled activity as cleanup work began in earnest Light and power were being rap idly restored and telephone com munication within the town was partly May Relief work in the tornado swept areas of Arkansas was placed npon a systematic basis today and re ports from the various communi ties razed by the freakish wind late Monday indicated hundreds of injured and homeless had been suc heaps of debris were being searched for additional bodies and a recheck of the cas ualty lists of a dozen towns wag being Workers expressed the fear many of the injured who are being cared for in hos pitals and hotels iii the stricken could not Known Dead 70 The known dead remained at 70 tonight while the number of In jured ran well above More than 100 families were homeless and It was stated that many of these were In urgent need of assistance and National guardsmen remained on patrol duty at in the southern edge DUt civilian agencies reported they had the situation well in hand In the northern section where half a doz en towns and villages were a prosperous little farming community was completely wiped out by the Yaqui Indians Are Losers In Battle By Universal Serrica May a murderous ma chinegun flre from nests on hills to the southwest of the a band of 400 rebellious Taqul warriors was repulsed with heavy losses late messages received here by courier from federal outposts The well armed led by Luis chief of the Yaquls and avowed follower of Adolfo De La a former provisional president of marched Into a cleverly concealed the messages lay siege to this city redmen were first encountered by federal troops late last night who retired after making contact with the Entrenchments south of Nogales were hastily thrown up during the light and today were manned by everai thousand Infantrymen sup ported by tttttffffsj Itefct Mars Has So Observations Of California Professor Show By Universal Service May portant discoveries that may disrupt theories heretofore held on the planet of Mars were announced to day at the University of The results of 1700 photographs and years of study of our astral the discoveries blast among other theories that which holds the mystery markings oh Mars to be Proof that the planet has an at mosphere almost comparable with that of the earth also was the discoveries are The diameter of Mars is some 75 miles less than was formerly Mars has an atmosphere com parable in extent to the earths at The dark areas and canals are undoubtedly caused by Robert asso ciate astronomer at Lick observa tory Mount collaborating with who made the Martian observations In 1924 when the planet was at its closest ap proach to the made the Trumpler was the first astrono iner definitely to establish that Mars has an atmosphere eaual to the This has long been a subject of The he ex tends gome 52 miles from the The earths atmosphere has been observed to extend 68 While assurance of an atmos phere makes tenable the theory of life on Trumpler de clared there had been nothing to indicate GALS POLICY IN NICARAGUA IS ATTACKED Very Bitter Against Coolidge For Attitude By Universal May dent Coolidge is carying on a policy of ruthless Imperialism In Nicara gua and is ready to violate the Amer ican constitution to do Senator Robert republican declared In a formal statement The admission by the state de partment that speak ing for threatened open warefare on the Liberals is an amazing revelation that the in carrying forward his policy of ruthless imperialism in Central Is ready to vio late the which gives the warmaking power solely to he Meanwhile the government today went ahead with arrangements to disarm the Rebels and police the Real Admiral Julian Lat in charge of the American forces of Issued a form al proclamation calling on the Reb els to lay down their arms or risk the danger of the shedding of To help enforce his demands and thoroughly police the the first contingent of 800 additional marines embarked at for duty there Brothers In Law Argue Over Bible Both Dead By The Associated Press May Charlie and George brothers In are dead following an argument over the Bible which ended In a gun battle at the Shields home at Mid way community nine miles north east of Shotguns fired al most simultaneously brought al most Instant death to Shields and Preston mar ried to twin sisters and each was the father of three The former was a farmer and the lat ter an Itiatraat Rosenquest Of Eastland Is Honored At McAllen Convention Wichita Falls Selected By Associated Press May 927 state convention of the Lions which has been held in Mc came to a close this evo The days activities consist SCORES ESCAPE UHIUJJIED BLAST NIECKSSOUTH SIIESUBIRBANBIILHNGS a trip through the upper part of the valley and dinner ct Reynosa this Most of the men then boarded the speical trains and left for their respective Some of those who came by auto mobile remained over until tomor row and will tour the lower valley Rosenquest of Eastland was elected governor of the Texas Lions for the coming succeeding Fred Newman of Laredo went down to defeat be fore Wichita Falls in their bat tle for thff 192 lat ter city winning the Ty city editor of the Bryan won his fight to tho Allen academy boys band to hi rejpreSerit Texas at the tion of Lions It ftjso decided that the official emblem of the Texas Lions would be a cap with a Lions emblem and a th3 cap will to the inter held this have not been but the first returns give John Shive of Waxahachie low medal score with an 81 oh the 18 holes and Rl Sims of the same city runnerup with an Out of the ten prizes John Shlve on the longest drive from first low medal reatest number of while Sims on the greatest number of pars for the 18 It was declared by many of the delegates that this was he greatest convention that they had ever It was decided to make a drive o secure the 1928 national con vention for the location to be decided upon at a later MAID TESTIFIES AT FILM ACTORS TRIAL LOS May maid in the home of Ray actor for whose murder Paul film athlete actor is on this afternoon testified as an eye witness of the fist that Kelly struck the first and that he pounded Raymonds face while he held the actor on the Miss under the states ques described the fight pictur ing Kelly as the almost unopposed The eye witness to the fight tes tified Kelly hit Raymond in the face four or five times while he held Raymonds head with one arm around theactors She tes tified Kelly struck the last blow as he let go of and with which the actor fell against a Autopsy Surgeon Wagner had stuck to his state ment that Raymond died mainly of a subdural brain caused by nothing else than viol although the defense subject ed him to severe cross examina tion Fear Deaths May Mount With Clearing Away Of Debrisf29 Known Hurt Odd Fellows Above Drug Store Held 30 Men By The Associated Press May were known to be 29 were known to be injured and a large force of po licemen and volunteers were working late tonight to clear away debris in a gas explosion which wrecked two one t two story brick and the other a one story on the south east side From 30 to 35 men were in the Metropolis lodge of the on the second floor and a dozen or 15 persons were in the drug store of Allen Included among the men in the building were a company of firemen from Fair Park station who had answered an alarm of fire in the building a few minutes A i including one unidentified were injured while stand ing outside of the building by being struck by flying frag Windows in buildings in adjoining blocks were shat tered and the streets blocked with Building CbltopBes firemen found only a saudft trash firt in the rear of the but a few moments their whicjl firemen said fWttft ran character must have beetf caused by nition of an accumulation of took The building collapsed Immediately the walls fell ward and the second floor and roof dropped on those LEVEES HOLI FLOW WATER IN LOUISIANA Desperate Fight Waged In Breaks By The Associated Press NEW May Misslsslppl flood waters reassem bling from the Northeastern Louis iana lowlands to advance upon the south central part of the state to night still had failed to find a pen Bayou DCS Glaises Although various authorities By Universal Service May The famous leper colony near with Its 300 In mates virtually llvlns In Is doomed to the flood if the levee breaks below Baton Red Cross officials an nounced Plans for evacuating the lepers are being Should the colony become flood they will be housed in a tent camp on a nearby leves until the waters WOMAN ENDORSED By Universal Service May Katie Baffin of promin ent figure in Texas literary cir was endorsed as presidentgen eral of the United Daughters of Confederacy by the executive board In session here The presi dentgeneral will be elected in No vember at SHOOTS WIFE NEW May 45 yearold shot young wife and tlept la the bed beside dead body for two he confessed here The bullet that killed the he was Intended for a man whom he found with her In their had declared a break along that 180 miles above New Or eaus on the west side of the inevitable and rescue fleets had been mobilized at SImrnesport and in the Old river local levee board officials said the embank ments would hold and they massed workmen in a desperate fight to hold back the sweeping Naval aviators who flew over the levee reported at Baton Rouge late that the fight too save the levee had practically been lost as the water had reach ed the topping1 boards behind which workmen were placing sand The aviators reported they saw no other danger epots along the upper part of the Atchafalaya riv Old river or the west bank of the Mississippi from the Old river to Baton Wireless apparatus was set up today at SImmesport that state re itef officials might maintain com munication with the A break along the Bayou Des Glaises front would flood ad ditional farms with a total acre age of Secretary Hoo ver was told at Baton Rouge I PARDON GRANTED May age and bad health won a Pardon today for Diego 80 years who was sentenced to the pen itentiary from Hays A petition signed by 100 citizens re questing clemency stated that Valdezs family was dependent upon the public for He has served only two months of a two year sentence for DEFEND ENGINEER May Into the second public controver sy since state highway commission tonight de fended TU assistant state highway for verbal at tacks made on by Yeager In letter to Senator Archie Farr of ordtrod la the latter occupying the were closed at tho The gas is said to have escaped from a leaking Claud soda fountain escaped almost uninjured after being blown through an ening and burled under bricks and He never lost he and manag ed to dig himself Al the about and Claud were in the druf store along with about a dozen trons when the blast came without Struve About 20 some dead and some were rushed immediately to the city emergency hospital and from there were tributed to other hospitals and Neighborhood Center The a neighborhood was thronged with the curious until while a large of men worked under the glare of flood lights In search of the vic Remains of a small fira smouldered in one corner and throbbing hose was held ready for the outbreak of a The identified dead CAPTAIN HENRY station HILL JOHNNIE proprietor of thd Second Avenue CHRISTINA FRANK The known injured Say contractor Juck assistant fire chief eorge Mortittj Albert Alton WInnia man Fred Jack fireman Nick fire captain Claude Herman Brady John Silas Cole Walter Judsoa fire captain AIR RECORD GOOD By The Associated Press May no airplane lost In serious accident and none of Its mall cargo is the years record of the National Air Transport ovet the ChlcagoTinllrs f mall The company betaa that service May iia planes flew a total of between Chicago and PASS 0V BUDGET By AMuctMtcd PIMS May Colleges budget for the Ing blennium passed the senate day with only a fow mostly made Itf Items for the agricultural ;