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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WIST TEXAS Fair day and Thursday coeltr In VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY MAY TWELVE NUMBER WORTH ELECTED 1928 MEETING CITY Js 2 2j Favorable Weather Still Waited By American Fliers m CHILDREN STAMPEDE AS LEVEE CRUMBLES Tragic Scene Of Horror Presented When Gree dy Juggernaut Hits Town Without Warning BY ARTHUR HAOHTEN Universal Service Staff Cor respondent May The raging Atchafalaya river crashed through the main levee here causing a stampede of women and chil dren stories of their to tree tops and the strip of levee still Within half an hour after the levee had ripped away feet of the this town was under five feet of Screams of panic stricken trapped by the onrushing shots from national guardsmens ri and sereeching of the fire and river tragic sceal of May Be Dead At least five were swal lowed by the greedy juggernaut during the first few moments of his grasp the ac cording to The crevasse occurred at 5 oclock this just as the town was bestir i Hundreds of perspire were arc from their beds the race for their lives to the I arriyeSWt this scenes of awful devastation while trainsrVere rush ing the Baton Rouge over the Texas Pacific bridgewhich threatened to cave in at any mo Trains had been stopped from running over that bridge for the water having risen to the Abilene Attorney Abilenei attorney Is the new president the Wes Texas Chamber of Fol lowing his election at Wichita Falls where the ninth annual convention of the organization closes a two day Haynie said If I had been elected gover nor of I could not be STORY ON PAGE 4 Houses were grabbed from their foundations by the floated down the flood waters like match Victims of the calamity were pil ing into which the flood re lief forces had providently had in readiness for the Women Hysterical Women were some seem ed They had broken from the rest of their families in the desperate race to the levee or to a house Hundreds of refugees crawled across the railroad bridge to safety on the east bank of the The national guard quickly took control of the There were hundreds of women and children on the Some had raced their horses and mules to this Captain John McCochrane of the tug New said he saw two men drown in the He said I was on the deck of the tug within 200 yards of the crevasse when it It opened a breach about 60 feet wide and rap idly They cried for Help Help I am going one of them The other was Bhoutins to God to save HOUSE ADOPTS fiFTERDEBATE Appropriation Measure Car ries For In stitutions Los Angeles Business Found Slain The Associated Press May George vice presi dent and secretary of the Discount corporation of California and Margie believed to be ft were found shot to death in an automobile in front of the girls residence here early to The first surmise by police was that Miss Pike shot Powell and then killed CLOSE CONTRACT By The Associated Press NEW continental Oil and MidKansas Oil and joint owners of Yates Pecos West have closed a contract with Illinois Pipe Ljno for laying 27 miles of 8inch Pipe to where it wIM connect with Humble This will be the second laid by Illinois Pipe Lino from the field to Mc By The Associated Press May lively hilarity and the ap propriation committee cracking the the house today finally passed its appropriation bill carrying about for support of the state eleemosynary institutions during the coming Forced into wall flower the rock bottom economy advocates carried only one slash amendment That was to cut out the job of paying a at the Rusk state The bill was pared by committee to about less than the original That figure includes writ ten in for a home for delinquent negro total cut woTild have effected a re The house voted around a 6545 majority for all committee and against the more stringent amendments of the econ omy Against ideas of the appropria tions the house designated Dallas as the site for the new state psychopathic hos which was to have gone to Vote was 70 to af ter the house had struck out 800 made the construction and upkeep item of the first year not available until as the com mittee recommended as an econ omy By The Associated Press Ma easily over all a ma jority of the senate centering around the finance committee Into today approved a de partmental biennial budget ap propriation the last of its im portant money with an increase of pver the com mittees A total of was taken away from the committees but was McFarlane of Graham led a long unsuccessful fight to cut almost every major appropriation offered introducing about 20 but thunderous noes greeted practically all his The only reason they give for these sal ary raises is this When I move to decrease they move to table my he shouted The general departmental bill had been completed at adjourn ment and now is ready for final passage as An expected disturbance over the state highway departments budget totaling did not high officials Jn near DEFENSE III TRIAL OF PAUL YOUNG MOVIE OPENS III CALIFORNIA COURT By The Associated Press LOS May athletic film began a fight in court here today for his life when his attorneys called witnesses in the case in which Kelly is charged with the murder of Ray Kellys love for known on the stage as Dorothy was the cause of the the state to the physical condition of Ray mond at the time he entered the case and after the unconscious man was examined in the Max Kellys was a prosecution He detailed to the jury the story Kelly Miss Mackaye was the defenses first witness and she was asked but one It follows Did at any time sleep all night with Paul Kelly at his home and have breakfast served to you by his Japanese boy was the This question was asked to com bat the testimony of the Japanese houseboy of who yesterday testified he gave Miss Mackaye a drink of water in the Kelly home after she had spent the night Hollywood beat up who attended Raymond Perry a friend of Ray the day after the fist attack of told was the next defense witafter the beating and that he was His mouth was bleeding He was questioned in detail asand one eye was he Raymond used vile lan guage in remonstrating with him for being in Raymonds com Wagner testified that Miss and himself had two or three lexans Are Consuming WUss Beer Declares Theres Still Plenty May Tex are drinking less and less Claude De Van state president of the Womens Christian Temperance Union said In San Antonio how there are bottles of beer coming up for said a telegram received here from San Antonio to Meanwhile despite the diver ence of opinion as to whether beer is declining or Representative Sam Gates of Runge prepared to force the ssue tomorrow on his recently resolution seeking Governor Moodys permission to submit a measure to tax malt Gates recites that the millions of bottles of intoxi cating beer are being made daily n Texas He said Dallas county alone produced The statement by De Van Watts that beer is not so popu ar was made in answer to Gates TRIAL OF KING BEN OPENS AT Pecos Production In Oil Soars Again By The Associated Press SAN May Pecos county oil emarkable for its volume at shal ow soared again Tuesday when MidKanses and Transcon ientals deepened o feet in the big pay struck Saturday at flowed 215 arrels pinched in through wo twoinch It is in the outhwest corner of section ilock IGN Railway Company and marks a feet xtension of the big 1 Yates and five other pro ucers in the pinched in 4 hours ending at 7 made approximately vhich probably is not more than alf their capacities if opened his cannot be done now for lack f storage and pipe line Ithough barrels of oil is moving daily through one pipe nd preparations are being made o lay a second AIRPLANE CRASH By The Associated Press May lajor Harold commander f the FortyNinth Bombardment quadron stationed at llio Aber proving as killed today when his plane rashed and burst into flames at Imstead Middletown air de He flew here from Aberdeen his morning and the accident oc urred Just after he had ff for the return taken ExWives Of Aged Cult Leader Testify On Witness Stanci By The Associated Press May Two women who claim to be legal wives of Benjamin head of the House of David faced each other in court today when they were called as witnesses in the states dissolution proceedings against the The Angeline Rlley Bar who claimed Purnell married her more than 50 years ago in Kentucky and then deserted was a little old fashioned Her face was wrinkled and her shoulders were At times tears appeared in her as she told in one breath that Purnell was a no account youth and in the next that she was not glad to have him leave Mary Benjamins pres ent held her head She testified she was 64 years but gave the appearance of a much younger Her eyes flashed and she answered ques tions The two women were summoned by the state in an effort to es tablish the contention of the pros ecution that Purnell never divorced Angeline Riley the girl he married in is not legally married to Queen Mary testified that she married Purnell in 1880 and could produce a marriage certificate later the document was Angeline Barnett stated that she married Purnell when she Tvas and he was They had one Asked if she had ever attempted to divorce she replied in the she stated she thought Purnell got a divorce from because two or three years after he left he wrote her from Rich saying he was try ing for a Later ho wrote and t cl hor she was a free wo she She afterwards married Kay The letters were later washed away in the she Barnett stated that Benja min as a youth never was he left for good and saw him no she While living with Purnell they stayed with her and fiho took in washings to provide for she CHAPMNt THUMPED The Associated Press LOS May Charlie Chaplin came in for a verbal thumping land was the tar get of a hall oflcharges in supe rior court here ioday In an haur and a half battles between attor neys over bis demurrer and mo tion to strike out fbme of the more sensational parts Lit a Grey Young Aviator Visiting In Abilene Believes Form er Bunk Lind Will Win By The Associated Press NEW May weather man became almost optimistic late today in his consideration of atmospher ic conditions in their relation to transAtlantic Almost optimistic he became but not There is a slight turn in the right he said cau but only a slight We have advised against any hopoff tomorrow While the weather jnan pre pared charts of fog and wind for them the six aviators wait ing to on their great ad venturecontinued tests of their went or jusl 2eetted the time away at the Hollywood Murder Trial Sensational Have Conference The three man crew of the giant threeengined Fokker America1 made two weight tests this morn ing and at noon had luncheon with financial backer of the and had a long conference with The third trant in the aerial Command er Richard Is taking advant age of the weath er to finish his He may get away a head of the rest after He held the spot light today with two test one of which al most cost the life of a man when a 50 pound bag of ballast fell close to The bag smashed through the roof of the hangar right at the side of a Byrd Chamberlin and of the Bellanca monoplane Columbia made no flights spending most of their time in conference Captain Charles the lone wolf of the TransAt lantic pack now awaiting a pro pitious hour for his hop to Paris will succeed in his intrepid ad venture if the faith of an old bunk mate at Kelly San during the world war has anything to do with Lindberghs camp day buddy is Jerry now in youthful Texas Marshall is advertising the University of Texas beureau of One of the three American fliers will accomplish the Marshall The voyage to the layman appears but only the flier knows just how hazardous the flight really The flier must not only be a brave cool nerved and an excellent but he must be exceptionally well versed In navigation including the use of the Lindbergh Is that kind of a The New York to Paria flight is a But Lady Luok will smile on at least one of the Marshall de Many Abilenlans are ac quainted with the exstudent of the University of He Is one of the best known stunt pilots in the Appetites for sensations whetted yesterday at the trial oC Paul Juvenile film when a Japanese house boy told night visits made to Kellys apartment by Dorothy wife of Ray ac tor for whose death Kel ly is Kelly is shown here in coulet with his At the rierhfi Miss Many celebrities tire have beaten Raymond ing the Kelly Is alleged to with his Simmons Cowboy Band Is Awarded First Place In Senior College Class By Judges Special to the News WICHITA Maj 17 Heres what Abilene won the 1927 West Texas Chamber of Commerce convention elected presi Walter first place In My Homo oratorical Abilene Christian College glee first place in choral Simmons University Cowboy first place band senior college Abilene first prize in citizenship to death DAUGHTER OF MILES WEDS AN AMERICAN with their designer of their and Charlpn head of the company bnck VfclERS 4 Simple Ceremony Held A Home Of Brides Kin In Mexico By The Associated Press May lenorita Ernestine 20year Id daughter of President Plutario Callea of tonight married Thomas Arnold Robinson of New York in a civil ceremony at the lome of an Santiago Mar in Despite the fact that many of icr marriage plans had gone amiss he simple wedding of Senorita Calles followed without mishap its sleventh hour In tead of her tardy Parisian gown nroute with the rest of her trous eau somewhere between Nogales and Mexico the bride wore an merican creation of white satin nantled with a fine fn tcad of aboard the famous Yellow peclal the presidential train made amous during the administration f Porfiro the choice of the ouple for their the cere mony took place in the modest ome of her There was little show or osten ation in the Garlands f white roses interwoven with lilies f the valley were the only decora tions of the The marriage itself took but a few the Mexican civil ceremony in translation being much the samci aa the How it was a lengthy affair in the matter of as even triplicates of the wero signed by tha four wit Judge Cabrero and the witnessing But three Amer icans were present at the wedding j besides the These were his Warren a college and Colonel com mandent of Camp Stephen Lit who occupied a place of honor as tho representative of the United President Calles was not business keeping him Pioneer Waco Judge Dies By The Associated Press May shall pioneer Texas who learned his law under the old Alcalde Chief Justice died here A lawyer of tho old Surratt was judge of tho 19th dis trict court fipm 1890 to was prominent In Masonic circles and was pant grand master of Ode He had been In ill health for neveral I Along Death Row By The Associated Press May Paul former leader of ho Camden Philharmonic orches tonight paid the penalty for the murder of Harriett Vickers in the electric chair at the state He wont to the chair resigned to his Fuersten was convicted of fatal ly shooting a former lassie of the Salvation Army on Juno in his apartment In By The Associated Press May World War was hanged today in the state peniten tiary for the slaving of Eston deputy sheriff of Lane February Hooker was a member of a posse searching for Brownleo after the robbery of a pool hall near nnd the shooting of John Mad DePinedo Arrives At Canadian City By The Associated Press May Francesco De the Italian four continent who started from Chicago early today reached Montreal at oclock this even having flown the 800 odd miles n approximately 11 and onehalf His the Santa Maria lad been expected earlier and hroughout the afternoon great recruited chiefly from the Italian colony In had crowded the harbor The aviator was welcomed offi cially by The chairman of the harbor and by the Italian Consul General Signer Leg Of Sweetwater Child Amputated After Accident SWEET May 1 Special Amputation of the left eg was necessary here today to ave the life of elghtyear daughter of and Kinnebrew after she was run down by an automobile last night driven by Mark Eye witnesses said that the ng with several others In darted unexpectedly in front f the LItchfleld swerved he but was unable to avoid ilttlng GIVEN MPE TERM By The Associated Press May Floyd former Canton was convicted of first murder by a Jury tonight n his trial for complicJty n the snasslnatton Janton Don BY MAX News Staff Correspondent WICHITA May WortiK is next convention city of the West Texas Chamber of At the concluding session to night of the ninth annual con vention of the big organiza the Panther city was put in by Lee of with Penick of Stamford asked if there were other There were none and Wichita moved that Fort Worth be named by Thompson of Merkel The motion carried with a roar and the Simmons Cowboy occupying the honor place on the broke into Therell Be A Hot Time In The Old Town The band then swung into Let Me Call You and the in came to its feet to sing with tie Abilene Xot In Race the only other city cussed for next years was not placed in Sweetwater had intended nominat ng but after a caucus of the Abilene and Swcstwater dele gations announcement was hat there would be no mayor of El thrilled the convention in a ten minute talk about West Texas and his home He endet by Inviting1 the convention to El Paso in year after When the concluding night ses sion and after the coriven ion had adopted the report of tha resolutions Arthur retiring vras called forward by agricultural manager of the West Texas and presented with a Scottish Rite Duggan was presented with a large bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums by Miss Inez membership TheSweetwater municipal Claude Is years official winning to day in the finals of the year Fortyeight bands entered in the various classes of he contest conducted by Texaa Bandmasters dividing he in prizes offered by West Texas and Wichita Falto Chambers of Tha awards were announced as Senior college class Sim mons Cowboy band of Abilene ccondDaniel Baker Junior collegeclass Corth Texas Agricultural Arlington Tarltton High school class Frrt Dallas high school second on hlph High school ;