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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNINC NEWS THE WEATHER WIST TIXAS TiiMtey Wttfntttfay VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents TUESDAY MAY TEN PAGES ABILENIAN FAVORITE AT CC CONVENTION West Texas Marches In Review At Wichita Falls Meet AIRMEN if HOME American To Wed Calles Daughter Squally Winds Prevent Projected Air Tests Of Fliers Ready For Paris Hop By The Associated Press May Brewing both atmos pheric and kept the transAtlantic planes in their hangars Strong squally winds swept the flying fields all day so that projected local test flights had to be Combination of wind and dissension prevented another longer flight that had been announced at noon for this During the the crews of all three which plan the Paris hop worked around the hangars and an air of peace settled over the camps with the report that dissension between fliers and backers of the Bellanca flight had been smoothed out the Satisfac tion of Make Preparations Commander Richard Byrd announced that his giant Fokker America would go up during the day with a pound which is pounds below the weight to be carried on the hopoft designer of plane in which Clarence and Loyd Bertaud will fly for stated that his monoplane probably would fly to Washington and bach during the day to test in He said that both fliers had agreed such a test was neces When told of Bellancas an nouncement they said that they had no intention of flying to Washington and that they had never agreed to such a Their remarks were taken as an indica tion that the new financial agree ment reached yesterday had not smoothed out all the differences between the various persons in terested in the flight and that harmony was balanced on anex ceedingly fine This theory was further strength ened when it was learned that a controversy was under way con cerning equipment of the plane with a Chamberlin and Bertaud have planned all along to carry but today Charles president of the company backing the suggested doing without He was insistent in his contention that the sixty pounds saved by leaving the radio at home would add enough speed to out weigh what service the radio might prove to Bertaud Wants Radio Bertaud emphatically stated that he not make the trip with out radio and Chamberlin declined to make any at least publicly taking no part in the While the Byrd party went ahead with plans for test flights which will postpone their hopoff at least three days and the Chamberlin Bertaud camp was split by ap parently growing Charles the youthful air mall pilot from the Middle went to New York to see about a passport and his single seated monoplane Spirit of Louis rested in its ready to leave as soon as weather per The four oclock weather report given the fliers by the weather bu reau precluded all reasonable chance of their getting away to morrow and Indicated that favor able weather could not be expected for at least two i I I WOUNDS FATAL TO PIONEER May Boone for many years an employe of the city here died today from selfinflicted bullet Williams ehot himself last Despondency over 111 health was given as reason for his He Is survived by a whom he married ft few weeks ago and several children by ft prevloui A romance of America and Mex ico is to be culminated in the wedding of Thomas Arnold Robinson of and Nev and Senoritg Ernestina daughter of the Mexican The pair are to marry on the famous old presidential Yellow Special of It was on thif highly ornate traveling suite of Mexican officials that Robinson met arid wooed the charming daughter of Two Marines In Nicaragua Slain By The Associated Press May American marines in Nicaragua have suffered their first serious casualty since they were dispatched to that wartorn country last January for the announced pur pose protecting American lives and Captain Richard of this and Private Marvin of were killed and two other marines the navy was advised officially late when a guerrila band of Nicaraguans attacked an American detachment at 2 today at La Paz near Corporal Anthony Rausch of and Private William whose address was not were wounded Trial Of Mexican At Haskell Opens May caso of Lorenzo charged with murder came to trial in district court here this morn case was transferred here from Kent An inter pretcr is being used in the and this fact has caused much in terest to be manifested in the People Are Never Satisfied People are always wanting so why not cash In on their wants In todays Classified Section the following Ads are under the Wanted to Buy new duplex in southwest part of Must be Cash Will consider Call at used Mustb3 Oil ANT FARMlOR BUSINESS that is for give description ami National Business Adver tising WILL BUY 19 Bowser feed second hand lumber and good two wheel trailer to haul Sox to lot adjoining hotel No matter what you need you can save by placing your wants in the Want Ada Phone 3097 Infant Child Escape When Passen ger Train Strikes Truck At Crossing Final rites for Oma Chest victim of a railway crossing tragedy near here will be held at her this Mrs Chestnut died Sunday after noon at 1 oclock of Injuries re ceived when a truck in which she wasriding withher husband and threemonthsold de molished when struck1 by the east bound Sunshine Special at the crossing on the Bankhead five miles west of Sunshine fast Texas Pacific passenger stopped and brought the Injured to where they were placed in an ambulance and taken to Baptist Chestnut and the child received only slight Injuries and were discharged from the hospital Monday The cab of the truck was closed and he did not see the approach ing Chestnut He and his wife and baby were thrown from the GhestirutVas thrown across a cattle guard and through a barbed wire A piece of wire was removed from her Her back and a leg were broken and she was Injured inter an examination Chestnut was bringing a truck load of chickens to the Western Produce Company here from the Snyder Produce He had worked for theSnyder concern for a making three trips to Abi lene each Besides her and Chestnut is survived by her Marshall of and several By The Associated Press May Wilburn was Instantly killed and and seriously Injured as the result of a crash between an automobile and an interurban car at Haynie eight miles north of Guy another occu pant of the escaped with minor Ruth Snyder And Henry Judd In Death House Of Sing Sing By The Associated Press May Garbed in prisonmade Mra Ruth Brown once the life of Queens Village parties Henry Judd her corset salesman paramour tonight sat In the dungeon stillness of steel cells in Sing Sings death lessly hoarding the hours left to pass on They were brought to the prison here today in separate automobiles from the Queens county jail at Long Island In Sing Sing cells containing but a steel a steel a steel shelf table and a wash the erstwhile lovers will wait for the hour when they will be led to the electric chair to pay for the life of Albert Never a word will the pair be permitted to speak to each other not a note will be carried from one cell to the and all that sep arates them is 150 feet of linear space with a three foot concrete wall between Jeering crowds stood on street corners today waiting for them to along a route that had been advertised with almost perfect There she almost tSantaMraijT1 pointing to the car where Gray sat manacled to sheriff behind drawn The speeding motorcade led by red armored sirens screaming to force a path through heavy One motorcycle patrolman waa thrown from his machine but was Snyder seeing him thrown scream ed and covered her face with her When she had quieted she said I hope that poor man wasnt Once on the jouney she said to one of her guards Im not afraid to Im glad to see the green country Im com ing back this way again some under different circum Judd Gray talked mainly with one of his guards who used to be in the dress goods Gray shivered as the steel gate clanged shut behind Snyder cast a hurried glance at the prison and tears welled In her Both were hurried Into the death BAKWTKIBNAPERS AT VALERA FOILED IN flN ATTEMPT TO LOOT VAULT OF FIRST STATE BANK May two bandits who early Monday morning kidnaped night watchman at and after chaining him to a hammered the combination off the vault of the First State Bank at failed in their attempt to rob that This becameknown yesterday afternoon when a lock expert from opened the vault combina which had All bank officialsand Valera citizens to open the An air of tinged with hung like a fog over the town of had succeeded in robbing the Tonight officers over West Texas are on the lookout for the They were driving a new Nash according to No trace of robbers had been found They passed through Cole man at 4 oclock yesterday morn driving at a furious rate of it was Mulanax was able to furnish a description of but one of the The man I can identify was about 5 feet 10 looked to be 35 years of weighed around fair brown wore a blue serge suit with overalls over and a small brown The other roan kept himself in the back description of According to Mulanax who weighs 240 tho men came into Valera at oclock In tho morning and purchased tbelr wutt one of them poked a gun In his ribs and forced him into the They drove him to a point a mile north of the little carried him into the Overall pasture and chained him to a with one end of the chain fastened around his neck and the other locked around a His hands were tied at his When tho men started to leave Mulanax told them that the cords around his hands weretoo tight and that they might cause death They returned and loosened them but cautioned Mulanax not to make any attempt to get reminding him that a companion was Again when they started to the prisoner called their attention to several big bulls standing but with the as surance that they would not dis turb him the bandits returned to the Mulanax released his He then pulled a limb from thetree and with it loosed the chain that bound him and gave the He was a prisoner at the tree for two As he was walking into hft saw the bandits driving Tho bank the same one that was robbed of April in That robbery about 4 oclock to OFDPIES Good Humor Evidenced In Spectacular Chamber Procession BY MAX Staff Correspondent WICHITA Is oil prices have and West except here and is badly in need of But those things are mere de tails when you consider the spirit of a They count for nothing when West Texans come together to To days delegation parade of the West Texas Chamber of Com merce sounded a high in the highest note that can be courage and general good hu There have been longer pa rades than that for an hour and 20 minutestoday passed through the down town section of Wichita Falls te two lines of closely pack ed spectators but there has never been a parade with such It as it had been a congress of na FortyTwo More bands they come from farther more money was spent by the various town and a greater va riety attained in the than at any other convention of this wonder There were 42 bands in the line and the procession wag slightly more than three miles A lone motorcycle cop with a tiny lad perched behind him led the parade as it turned into Eighth street from the place of be A platoon of cavalry Fort brought here for the had the place of The order of inarch was thereafter as follows The Wichi ta Falls Shrine mounted Wichita Falls Odd Fellows drum corps followed by 250 Boy Scouts with American flags and 70 Camp Fire Girls in blue caps and skirts andwhite and bearing The waving flags made a beautiful Stamford official car with the Miss Mary escort ed by Ernest In Portu gese Next was the Stam ford official West Texas Chamber of Commerce the musicians dressed In blue red sash checkered shirts and green and led by Behind the band came the Stamford Woodman Circle gold medal winner at Min eral Wells April In white dresses and caps with white and blue capes and blue Then the Stamford John Tarleton Band John Tarleton College Ste in Bonnie a pound Hereford bull from draw ing a cotton planter on which was mounted an oil and fol lowed by his John An exhibition of Wichita made in Wichita McLeans float bearing the Miss Ruby and the McLean one month dressed In Scotch San Angelos representing with the spon Miss Augusta borne In a palanquin by four giant Si Abernathy In Ha waiian led by the five year old Rex and es corting the Miss Lottie Floydada also in Hawaiian Wellington band in white uniforms with blue caps and orange Wichita Falls Lions club boys hand in dark Clarendon delegation and representing and present Ing period very fine Wife Hubby Weds Her Mother PARADE The two sons of David of dont know wheth er to call him pop or The reason Is Boose below the other day married his moth Levina McClune McClune is 72 years and whose wife died seeral years Is YOUTH SORRY NOW By The Associated Press LA May Chudej was given four years In the state peniten tiary In district court hero Mon day on a plea of guilty to involving the burning of hJ fathers garage and Young Chudej professed to be very saying that he had only done it because his father had refused him the use of the and asked Immediate sen BOBHflYNIEBOOIEDftSHEAD OFNESTTEXASORGANIZATIOH DELEGATES AT WCHITA Glee Club Wins First Place In Senior College Choral Contest While Merkel High School Singers Take Second Honors Taxation Are Topics Present Tax System In Texas Antiquated And Declares Governor Moody BY MAX BENTLEY News Staff Correspondent WICHITA May say 57000 visitor are here for the ninth annual convention of the West Texas Chamber of Maybe so and maybe Wichita Falls is a big the biggest that has thus far entertained and a large crowd can be whether or tonight the downtown section of this city was almost The hotels are full and nine special trains are parked in the railroad It is safe to say that the attendance at least equals that at Amarillo last but is hardly as great as1 that at Brownwood in Arthur Duggans successdr as president of the big ganization hasnt yet been The committee on nomina was slated to thresh this matter out at 4 oclock thii but lat of JAP TELLS STAGE STAR AT ACTORS TRIAL Gin Parties Described On Witness Stand In California By The Associated Press LOS May a Japanese house testified today at the trial or Paul Kelly for the murder of Ray Ray mond that Dorothy actress wife of had spent two or three nights in Kellys Only the three were In the Jungle when ho was sum Gin drinks were served by Jun gle half a dozen he testi on the Saturday afternoon of the fist Miss Mackaye last week testi fied Max Wagner and Helen Wilkinson had about two drinks each at Kellys home that Previous to the appearance of the house boy on the Doro thy Mackaye listened with ner vous and distressed air to the read ing by Defense Counsel Gil bert of a transcript of statements she was said to have made to de tectives the day of Kellys The reading was done to refresh her and to place the document before the in the trial in the case in which Ray mond to have died after be ing beaten by Kelly in a fist fight over the affections of Raymonds DISTRICT COURT ADJOURNS SAN May court adjourned at San Saba Sat after a throe woeka Judge McLean went to where he will open district court HOME Cummings Fight For Building By The Associated Press May economy bloc felt a clash within its own ranks today as the house axe huncr threateningly over recommended appropriations for state Institutions in some of its adherents home dis Representative of who manipulated a pen cil in the economy bloc caucus lost a fight for a employees building to the appro priations but won over the economy faction for a cottage for for the Abilene state Representative leader of the retrenchment had tried to allow the structure and knock out the As the budget carried S80 for the or less than the printed A total of thus was eliminated today from the Committee amendment reported to the house all parings totaling about In the whole Defeating Poagos attempted amendment to cut out the patients cottage In favor of the other Cumnninss succeded in making the first item available the first year of the declar ing there must bo some relief from crowded conditions prevailing Employees are Bleeping in the laundry and other odd places while the institution has a waiting list of moro than 300 epileptic he As the budget calls for for the the house reduced total traveling expenses of Superintendent Bass from to over protests of Representative also was cut from this budget and the special treatment fund was re duced from to Former Indiana Klan Head Seeks 90Day Prison Leave By Universal Service May Charging that had fund of been raised to railroad him to prison for former leader of the Ku Klux Klan In pe titioned Governor Ed Jackson today for a 90 day He asserts In that time he will be able to prove his charges that evidence was man ufactured and used against him In his trial for the of Madge former ButUr Col off tire t morrow and will the slate ready for to the convention Abilcnlnn Favorite Bob Haynle of Abilene the ruling If the nilttee nominates him Its all and wise ones say ho has a mini mum of six votes of the eleven tho There were four big events At G oclock tho executive board of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce had dinner in ballroom of the Kemp with the principal address delivered by Ely of state highway Ely flew here afternoon in an piloted by Derry Berry of 130 miles in one hour and ten They were joking him to saying his roads from Abi lene were so bad he had to take to the He brought 200 copies of The Abilene Reporter for tion In the Abilene Ely was much disturbed over reports that the resolutions committee will WICHITA May staff corres pondent of Tho Associated has been covering the West Texas Chamber oC Commerce conventions for a good many but this is the first con vention at which he has had the thrill of being held While taking a stroll in the business district late last Grant stepped across an alley and was greeted with the command to Stick em He stuck em and was relieved by theun masked highwaymen of between and Grant declared the muzzle of the pistol in his ribs did not feel at all comfort crritlclze the state highway ment for alleged snubbing of WesS Texas and was doing his best head It At 8 oclock the court of was staged at the Texas baseball park with a pyrotechnic display and formal presentation 0 Miss West Miss New MexIcdJ and the various At 10 oclock an official and ball was held at the honoring the and other distinguished On With the At the same hour the annual Pollol was staged in the convene tion with six other paid being held at various places in th4 WICHITA May report of the resolutions of the West Texas Chamber oi Commerce will not be until tomorrow althouitt the committee held Its executtvg It i considered that the resolutions will touch four main SM WICHTTA ;