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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WIST TiXAt f flrttay ttturtfay partly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY MAY NUMBER BATH MADMANS WIFE FOUND IN RUINS Immediate Hop OffOfFlyin Fool AcrossSea Indicated 24 24 24 sis 2n Sfs DESPERATE REFUGEES CLING TO CRUMBLING LEVEE Martinsville Citizens Warned By Govern ment Of Approaching Flood On Atchafalaya By Universal Service BATON May than people are clinging to a crumbling embankment alonsr the falaya river above according to a radiogram re ceived here They are tvithout food and a furious current prevents their imme diate Au attempt will be made to supply them with tomor A small highpowered boat able to negotiate the swift water will be The refugees are people who lived just north of Melville and had an hour to remove house hold furniture and livestock to the levee the creyasse flood reached 31en Hunt For Food rAn observer the scene today and ing wading the edges of the water on the overflow side in quest By Universal Service May President Coolidge probably will call the 70th Congress into ses sion in two months in advance of its regular to adopt constructive program for protection of the Mississippi valley from further devastating according to indications In White House circles of food and grass for the The levee where the refugees are marooned la being attacked by causing sections to cave and fall into the By Tha Associated Press NEW May The extent of the flood waters sweeping down the Atchafalaya basin to the Gulf of Mexico was deemed so great tonight the weather bureau at New Orleans issued a bulletin warning the in habitants of Martinsville that the lake probably would enter that town between May 25 and May Martinsville previously had been regarded as safe from the The outflow from the crevasses along Bayou Des Glaises and at Melville on the Atchafalaya was estimated at cubic feet of water which the weath er bureau would carry the water to an averagedepth of eight feet above the rails of the Southern Pacific branch between La fayette Highlands and the Atchafa laya and overflow the low lands behind Bayou Teche down to and around Already theflood has spread far Hot Certainly Was That In Thursday Mercury Embraces 105 Degrees To Equal 42 Tear Record WHEN high temperature records are its hot weather Thats just it was yesterday in Abi May weather records ex tending over 42 years were equalled yesterday when the mercury at the weather bu reau here ascended to 105 degrees hotter than it has any time this The high mark reached at 4 oclock yesterday after The thermometer then began to drop but early last night the reading was well above 90 The records equalled were those established May and May when the thermometer stood at 105 de The highest previous reading this year was 100 degrees on May 2 and again on May weather bureau The hottest weather ever re corded here was 110 degrees in A MONTH ALIMONY GIVEN STUCKEY Promise Not To Interfere With Pastor Brings End To Injunction Suit By The Associated Press May Temporary alimony of a month was granted today by Dis trict Judge Gee to Jewell wife of the Lewis pastor of the Polk Street Methodist The court ordered the pastor to pay the alimony pending the out come of the divorce suits which were filed late Wednesday by both the pastor and his Todays hearing was to pass on an injunction sought by the pastor to restrain his wife from occupy ing his Stuckey signed a sworn statement not to interfere with the pastor In his and the injunction hearing was Judge Gee advised attorneys he did not desire details of the pe titions brought out until trial of the divorce suits proper one of the most prominent members of the North west Texas came to Amarillo from Abilene two years Defense Rests In Film Actors Case See FLOODS Page 4 As You Drive Through the you sometimes feel as If you would like to own a Nothing easier A fine se lection of farms and suburban acreage Is available every day through the Classified Ads of this under the Farms for Sale Reed the Classified Ads for a home In the country 806T Adfraker The ReporterNews By The Associated HALL OF LOS AN May defense rested Its case this afternoon In the trial of Paul Kelly for the murder of Ray allegedly dead as the result of a fist attack over the affections of Dorothy actress wife of the song and dance Kelly completed his defense testimony and weathered a twenty minute cross examination before his counsel announced case waa The defense yet has the right to call rebuttal which It has Indicated it will do tomorrow by having witnesses held by the court subject to The prosecution laid claim to two heavy blows to the defense In the testimony of two medical wit nesses who supported contentions of the prosecution that Raymond died of a aubdural hemorrhage caused by a and not by nat ural causes as the defense has con Pardon Recommended For ExGovernor Of Indiana By Universal Service W A S HIN May Former Governor Warren Me of took a long step toward freedom when At torney General Sargent announced that he had been recommended for parole by the Atlanta parole WhenWhite BirdKissed French Soil Fare well io LU oiiittd braces of the mysteryfated NungesserColi attempt to wing the Atlantic from to New York under Here you see the French aces proud White Bird Levasseur monoplane skimming across the Le Bourget aerodrome just outside of Paris in an early morning A moment later it rose banked round a halfturn and disappeared int fhe With its name blazoned along the fuselage for the first time and bedecked in new Commander Richard Byrds great Fokker monoplane receives final adjustments at Roosevelt Long for the New YorktoParis Every detail of its construction is clearly pictured Sweetwater Baby Sets Tooth Mark My days old Joseph Wil liam Woods made an early bid for fame here today when he set what Is believed to be two world A tooth was the cause of It Joseph was born May Three days later a fully developed tooth appeared on the lower It was loose and so Irri tated the gum that Its extraction became The bony structure was removed while the infant Members of the local dental profession declare that thebaby as far as they is the youngest person to ever have a Mexican Killed At In San Juan By The Associated Press Me May Guadalupe 35 years was shot and killed at a dance In San Juan late Wednesday BCis body was brought to McAllen and ordered held for autopsy Thursday morning by Justice of he Peace Martian of San According to reports given Judge Rivera shot himself at The reports were not satisfactory and an Investigation will be made Thursday by County Attorney co operating with Judge Guadalupe Rivera waa tinder In dictment of murder In connection with the killing of Henley Williams of on January KING SERIOUS By Universal Service May The condition of King Ferdi nand lias taken a serious according to reports The Buffering from intestinal has been unable to take any nourishment for three A consultation of the conn phyaf bM been SOONER BANK BANDITS STILL ELUDE POSSES Outlaw Band Of Kimes Is Believed Hiding In North Hills By The Associated Press May The rugged fastnesses of the Osage hills of Northeastern Oklahoma to night were believed to be afford ing refuge to the outlaw band of Matthew which yesterday looted two banks here of approxi mately killed the chief of police and probably fatally wound ed a Although a report early today that the gang had been surrounded near a small town of Paw nee proved all rumors that the fleeing robbers had been sighted came from places Indicating that they were heading for the rough Osage has been a rendezvous for outlaws since the days of Al Jen the Dalton brothers and Henry While the search went forward the townspeople of Beggs were preparing to pay tribute to the memory of who lost his life In a daring effort to in tercept the He was shot to death In the street after he had run to one of the looted banks and fired a shot at the fleeing It was reported that Charles who was shot In the after she had given an alarm to the had a fighting chance to She was In a hos pital at SKEKS DAMAGES By Universal Service May Hannah of today filed suit here agalnat the International Great Northern railroad for damages for the death of his one of the tan Baylor University basket ball players killed In a grade cross ing crash at Round Rock last January RANGERS FLAYED BY SPEAKER AT AUSTIN May two gunman who wanders about the state Intimidating citizens and law enforcing Is the 1927 picture of the Texas ranger as painted today by John millionaire Houston lumber man and member of thehouse from Harris in a bitter attack on a proposed appropriation of which would allow an increase of tho ranger force from 30 to 50 That old group of fearless men who carried law and order into every corner of the state has given way to a body of the representative said In declaring that this Is no time for frittering away the earnings of taxpayers of this state in the useless task of hiring gunmen to zens and lawenforcing authorities of the Lindbergh Arises At For Field Where Monoplane Awaits Clear Weather By The Associated Press May Charles A Lindbergh arrived at Cnrtiss Field at 3 tltis morning ami immediately weot to the hangar where his mono plane has been awaiting for a flight to The doors of the hangar were closed to all but his he would Iiop off this as was not It was A muddy run way seemed to make a take off May Charles Lind bergh grot out of bed nt this morning and went to Cnr tiss field where his jpbnoptane has been awaitingfavorable weather conditions for a flight to Reports were current that ho would hop of f at By Universal Service Flyin Fool may hop for Paris at dawn in fepite of the weather 1 This loomed as a possibility this morning when it be came known that Lucky Charles the lone wolf of the had left a call at his hotel at Garden City Long Island for 2 oclock this Those who were present at the Byrd dinner last in cluding many wealthy patrons of have gone to Roose velt where the Flyin Fools plane is in a in the event that he decides to start the nonstop flight for Eiffel Unofficial Report Though there was no official an mechanics worked on Ryan monoplane in its hangar on Curtlss field until after and over at Roosevelt from where the start would be made be cause of the long a thorough inspection of the ground was made by field Lindbergh lockedhimself in his room in the Garden City hotel with a sheaf of weather maps early In the evening after leaving a call at the hotel desk for Hundreds of persons appeared out of the darknesa summoned by likelihood that thelone horseman of the air was about to start on See FLYIN FOOL Page 4 ACQUITTED WIFE OF SLAIN OKLAHOMA DETECTIVE HILL SEEK SLAYER UNTIL IEATH By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA May up the threads of her life where they were severed last fail by the violent death of her husband Edith Bishop today announced she would spend the remainder of her if in find ing his She was acquitted this morning1 of the charge of murdering Bishop collapsed in the arms of her 16yearold when the verdict waa Recovering she announc ed that she would give up her residence In Oklahoma City and return to her former home In the suburban town of where she has been active In church a state was shot to death In his bedroom last His guns were found next officers had In vestigated the possibility that an outlaw enemy had entered the house and shot they arrested his Bishops counsel clung to by an intruder and even introduc ed a former convict witness who said Ray Terrell fugitive bank had admitted he killed the but the evidence was ruled from the State at torneys produced Bishop had husband of relations with another woman and had attempted at one time to get a detective to shadow The Jury deliberated about seven hours and returned the verdict of acauittal on the seventh ballot Film Celebrities To Quit Marriage Marilyn Miller Marilyn Miller and Jack Pick married movie are to be divorced in Paris In the near news dispatches from Eur ope declared last Marital difficulties in the Pickford house hold have been known to exist for some Both say that a peace ful settlement will be NEGRO YOUTH GIVER DEATH FOR SLAYING National Guardsmen Guard Outside Court During Short Trial By Tho Associated Press LITTLE May Lonnio 17 year old waa tonight sentenced to die in the electric chair for the murder of Floclla on April The date of execution was set as June Tho Jury was out less than ten The elate for the electro cution is Dixons 18th The verdict was returned after the Jury had taken one Dix on told the court that he would waive the days grace custo mary before sentencing under Ar kansas law and said he knew no reason why he should not re ceive the During the trial National guards men paced the streets In front of the courthouse with fixed bayonets and the court room was barred to spectators except those bearing passes signed by the sheriff and his Later in the session Judge Ab ncr McGehee announced that the court would be thrown open to Its limit of seating capacity and during the late afternoon there were a number standing back of the judges All were searched for concealed weapons as they went into tho court Defense Opens In Film Cowboy Case By The Associated Press LOS May Judge Carlos Hardy today refused to dismiss charges against any of the five persons accused of the murder of Tom film cow and the defense began pre sentation of its case by placing Anita one of the defendants on the Sarah widow of the slain who the state con tends fired the Miss Iris Joe Hunt and Henry those were all members of what police called a wild drinking orgy In Hollywood the night of April Kerriek was shot to death early the next San Antonio Negro Dies In Death Chair By The Associated May denying his guilt to the Matthew convicted In San An of criminal died In the electric chair at thla Although Bennett as sistant warden talked to him for un extended period before hU he would not admit the He asked to pray a mo Bald and was led The current was applied four times and he was pro nounced dead in Story Of Heinous Crime Is Pieced Together Inl Michigan Village Chaos By The Associated Press May state of Michigan today tooki steps for the relief of thia stricken into whosa homes a demented farmer yes terday sent death and desola tion by dynamiting its school and blowing to death more than two score Of the 44 dead 37 were pupils in the lower grades of the Andrew 45 year old treasurer of mind deranged by finan cial conceived and executed the in the opinion of investigating officers they abandoned au earlier theory that he had out side helpyin planting dynamifed in the bulging andwiring it tof off Village Bankrupt The little village of 300 in the heart of Michigans agricul tural district is bankrupt as esult of tho It was this situation that prompted Governor Fred Green today to issue ii proclamation callingfor aid to provide financial relief to Baths stricken citizens and to possible the rebuilding of its The villageitself Is unable to re build the Governor Greeii announced funds would be taken from the state coffers for the pur If voluntary nid of Michigans citizenry proved It is hardly the gov ernor to imapine a more terrible catastrophe than days at He followed his proclamation with announcement that he per sonally would defray funeral ex penses for those of the victims whoso families were unable to do The governor was on the scene of the blast yesterday and saw the tragedy in nil its Bath tonight remembered that today was to have been the data of the annual school Night fall saw not happy groups of chil dren returning from a day of but nearly a score of homes observ ing the hush of death with funeral wreaths on the Here and there cm a street corner stood groups of two or discussing in a Jow breath what might have been and what Teacher Tells Story Kehoes part In the tragedy was brought more vividly to mind by Miss Bernlco teacher of the first Early she she called Kehoe by telephone and asked concerning arrangements for the use of a plot on his for the picnic When are you going to have the picnic Kehoe Miss Sterling If youregoing to have a youd better have it right was treasurers Jolneder as he ended the See BATH MADMAN Page 4 i Indictment Made In California Oil Case By The Associated Press LOS May A secret Indictment on which bail was set at believed to the highest ever toed on an indlcN ment in Los Angeles WM returned late today by the county grand which has been InvMtU gating over issuance of stock oil the Julian Petroleum Although officials would not that the secret Indictment wai fe connection with Julian It was pointed out that the Julian tangle was the only matter came before tho Jurors today that the only in connection viifc this ;