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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER SATURDAY MAY TWELVE NUMBER LONE WOLF FLYING TOWARD SUNRISE m 9 Bellanca New York To Paris Flight Postponed Again g RAGING ATCHAFALAYA EATS AWAY MORE OF DIXIE Shes No Wondei Five More Parishes In Louisiana Threatened Loss Of Life Feared By Officials By The Associated Press NEW May shadow of the Mis sissippi flood peril was thrown over five additional South Cen tral Louisiana parishes today as Flood Relief Dictator John Parker warned residents of one of them thatthere was im minent danger of the giant stream bringing more water against their levees than could he At the same time it pointed out that there was a possibility that with millions of tons of water pushing through the Tensas basin from crevasses along the west bank in the northeastern section of the state they might cut a new channel for the river ardrig the path of the Atchafalaya r Danger Imminent While authorities pointed out this was entirely they re garded the danger to Pointe Coupee parish as The parish is located at the point of the wedge along the sides of which beat the waters of the At chafalaya and the Mississippi with Old connecting the two riv forming the The with a population cf is at the upper extremity ef the sugar bowl proper and break along the levee front In that parish would loose the flood waters into the parishes of Assump West Baton Rouge and Terre with a total pop ulation of The warning of Dictator Parker to Pointe Coupee residents took into consideration the imminence of danger to that parish should there be a gat in the embankment protecting its fertile lands as the crest of the flood beats down upon The other four further from the danger could be evacuated before the spread of the Cane Lands Menaced A total of more than two mil lion acres of fertile cane lands i included in the area which would be in the path of waters from a break along the Pointe Coupee le f vee The danger points are approximately 150 miles northwest of New Orleans and on the op posite side of the Mississippi river Flood Dictator Parker issued a warning after a conference with Major John commander of the relief transportation fleet in Old who made a complete inspection of the area Major an engineer o long said that he ob served a phenomena which led him See FLOODS Page 4 VT A 5v v I Just Ton have never before rented a room In your home is no rea son why you shouldnt Nice folks like nice rooms haps the very room yon have to spare is being eagerly sought Get In touch quickly with desirable tenants by advertls through the Rental class In the Classified Phone in ordcr jet yonr art in the great Snn dnjWant Acl MOT TRIP Chamberlin Hopes To Get Away Earjy Sun day Morning Levine Still Interested By The Associated Press NEW May llarence pilot if the Bellanca monoplane Co announced that the proposed New YorkParis flight lad been postponed because of ligh adverse An attempt will be made to jet off early Sunday if weather onditions By The Associated Press NEW May were under way to night at Roosevetl which ndicated that the Bellanca plane might take off for Paris before was considerable activity round the Columbias hangar and word was received that great flood ights from Mitchell Field were en installment Charles head of the ompany owning the plane had an nounced that as a sporting propo ition the flight would be started at Lilly 20yearold French cinema is a great success in new French Who seeing this charming STATE CATTLEMEN SEEK ORGANIZATION By The Associated Press COLLEGE May looking toward the for mation of an agricultural congress or federated committee composed of representatives from all live stock and agricultural organiza tions of Texas were taken up here Friday at the meeting of the exe cutive committee of the Texas and Southwestern Raisers as Corpus president of the association was authorized to take up with other livestock and agricultural organi zations of the state the question of apopinting representatives for such a The proposal is to have each organization name three members as its committee and to have these various com mittees meet for the consideration and furtherance of matters of com mon Kleberg was further authorized to name the committee from his association and on fav orable hearing from other organi zations to call a state meeting for organization and the adoption of a working Mississippi Negro Is Hanged By Mob By The Associated Preas May An who Is alleged to have confessed that he killed young white farmer of was lynched by a mob which took him from offi cers just across the line Into the Tomblgbee swamps late The mob followed the from where Andereon was arrested last There were between 300 and 500 men In the crowd which forced Sheriff of Noxubee county to release the They took the negro Into the swamps a short distance from the road where more than 200 shots were fired into his THREE INJURED May wife and 6yearoM son of were seriously Injured here today when the car in which they were riding over The Parker family was on to their hoipf la LIFE TERM IS METED OUT III ZAPALACCASE Jim Ferguson Pleads For De fense In Notorious La Grange Trial By The Associated Press LA May William Langhorn was sen tenced to 99 years in the peniten tiary here Friday on a charge of criminal assault on Minnie Zapalac He pleaded guilty to attempted as Langhorn also was sentenced tD life for the murder of Valeria Zapa Minnies He had been sentenced to death for this but former Gov ernor Miriam Ferguson had com muted the sentence to life impris A judgment of was ob talned against Langhorn last week by parents of the Zapalac These cases grew out of an as sault on the sisters February in which Valeria Zapalac was killed and her in Minnie Zapalac testified today that Lenghorn had attempted assault her while three were on their way to Fayetttville by autc She said the defendan first tried to drag her sister inti the having got out of hi automobile under the pretense c examining the gasoline A coring to the he then caught hold of Valeria rush ed to her assistance and was sho four The defendants purported con fesslon was read to the th defense objecting to certain por The defense offered n and the state rested It case at The Jury wa out only ten the judg having instructed the Jurors tha gee MFE TERM HERMIT ENDS IIFE By Universal Service EL May over his losses in real estate ven Mike a native o today hanged himself I the little house on the outskirts o this city where he had lived a her raltt lift for Gets Worst Of Trade In Deals With State Salons Women Dry Workers Would Hire More Officers By The Associated Press May Prohibition enforcement by a special fund got a stiff Workout in oratory and parlia mentary maneuvers today be fore the house of representa tives got the best end cf a trade with the Womans Christian Temperance The wanted to all liquor permit about collected an nually by the state for of whiskey prescription The house voted to allow after nearly three hours during which Representative Anderson charged that at tempts were being made to establish a breath smelling Purpose of the fund wag ex plained for investigations to guide Issuance and revoca tion of prescription permits to physicians and and secure testimony concerning No mention of the was made by but appropriations committee re cently refused application of the organizations representa tives for Inclusion of the dis puted provision in the The Flyin Fool And His Mother Legislative Efforts Are Flayed May Jfforts of the Womens Christian Temperance Union to direct all itate liquor permit fees Into a pre scription law enforcement fund were branded In the house today as seeking a bureau of breath smell Anderson of San An tonio made the declaration oppos ng Harmans amendment to the state comptrollers ap propriating all funds collected from permits for use in enforc prescription The house appropriations com mittee recently refused application of representatives to aave the amendment included In the Noon recess was taken In the midst of a debate over whether the law authorizes dean law enforce ment by the comptroller and whether any appropriation at all would be Stebbins To Drill Well Near Anson Ray Stebbins of the Stebbins Oil Gasoline which re cently discovered oil in Its Higgs Scott 13 miles east of Anson In Jones coun has signed a contract to drill a test well on a block of two and onehalf sections acquired seven miles east of The block extends from seven miles east of two miles east and two miles south with the exception of a half section on the ROW RETARDS PROGRESS OF STATE HOUSE Attempt To Cut Vocational Bill Fails In Debate On Budget By The Associated Press May Slowed up by long debate on a Iquor prescription enforcement the house made little head way on Its depart mental appropriation Adjournment was taken until The senate was not in Representative McCombs at tempt to strike out the two year appropriation for voca ional education jointly supported sy the federal government was defeated during consideration of the department of educations Budgets of the fire insurance comptrollers depart ment and labor bureau were ap proved with only slight See ROW RETARDS Page 4 Here is Captain Lind the 25yearold Flyin Fool of with his Two Are Hurt When Plane Crashes Near Worth By The Associated Press FORT May Love was seriously and Stanley Cos of New York and oil sustained minor cuts and bruises this when In making a forced landing because of engine their airplane crashed into a tree near Greenwood Leslie was taken to the Baptist The plane was Abilene Utility Company Buys Big Lake Property By The Associated Press BIG May West Texas Utilities company of Abilene purchased almost three blocks oi Big Lake town property It was announced the company plans to spend In including a sub station the current to the Powell oi flek near BJf Lake and six homes for Is in tne Mrs Lindbergh was one of the last to bid her son She is con O JJV ILII His The Spirit of I fldent that he will Flight Facts By Universal Service Here are some of tho out standing facts In Captain Charles Lindberghs flight Took off at Expected to arrive In Paris at 7 oclock tomorrow New York Distance Estimated flying time 87 Gasoline supply 450 Prizes Ortelg award and about in commer cial Lindbergh toolc two bottles of two two chocolate a breathing a pneumatic life tooth hrnsh and His plane has a maximum speed of 123 miles an hour and u cruising spetjd of IOC miles an SINCLAIR GIVER THREE MOUTHS JAIL SERTEHCE MICHIGAN MAIMAN BURIED DNSUNG WHILE CORTEGES OF VICTIMS FILL RURAL ROADS By The Associated Press May funeral crepe irrong country roads today freighted with the child victims of the Bath school explosion sympathetic public assured the rehabilita tion of the stricken United States Senator James Couzens pledged financial relief of the afflicted families and then restoration of the building which was torn down by demented An drew Friendly hands stretched out on all sides with offers of Aid was tend ered In the hope the grief of those who lost loved ones might be even slightly Many of the 44 who lost their lives in the school explosion Wed nesday were buried The short main street of the village was roped off to bar the crowds of curious from the churches and bereaved Part of the fun erals were held others from farm houses and some in Lansing and neighboring Ministers were called In from a wide area to conduct the Funeral equipment from many cities was called to meet the At Red Cross headquarters flowers were piled They were sent largely by donors who knew neither those who died nor their From the neigh bors and friends of the afflicted families came lilacs and from home The remains of the mad man who loosed the scourge were burled unsung and unniourned In Ills sister Miss Alice of Battle Creek arranged for a The body was lowered into the grave by undertaker in the presence of some grave dig No were There were Missouri Youth Headed For Fame Awt Fortune Hundreds Getj Farewell Glimpse B7 EARL Universal Service Staff a respondent NEW May Flyin Fool was beating itj across the Atlantic tonight afc the rate of 120 miles an Alone and unafraid he wing ed his way with Paris as his goal and fame and fortune oij death at the end of his Lucky Charles of all the airmen who aspire to making a nonstop flight from New York to Paris was tha first He took off at thii and headed up the At following the great k Before diisk nad crosseof Newfoundland and headed overseas on his mile hop which he expects to finish by 5 oclock tomorrow Astounds Navigators As he passed out to sea he less than five miles off his schedul ed course navigators say astounding and without All day long as he darted up the new England and Canadian coasts bulletins were shot back to New fork by excited observers reporting he had been sighted first here and then Always the bulls tins came from further and fur ther to the northeast Then he left land altogether and passed from the sight of Ha MultiMillionaire Shown Lit tle Mercy In Court By judge Hitz By Universal Service May multimillionaire ol prospector and todaj was sentenced to three months In the District of Columbia jail an to pay a fine of for contemp of the United States He was found guilty by a Jurj here three months ago for refus Ing to answer questions propound ed by a senate investigating com The sentence marks the first Jai term decreed by federal courts a a result of the socalled naval oi scandals of the Harding admlnis United States Attorney Peyton Gordon prosecuted the case through his lawyers Martin of New and George of Washington noted an He was release on a bond pendingdisposl tion of his case in the higher Justice William of District of Columbia supreme pro nounced the most drastic sentence yet Imposed for this In the case of Chap Wall Street stock who was convicted for contempt of the senate in the sentence was but one A last minute Attorney Littleton asking the court not to impose a sentence that would bring the blush of shame to Sinclair and be a reflection on his family WM ijrnored by the Sinclair and Albert for mer secretary of the will go on trial nere next October for alleged conspiracy to defraud the government In connection with the leasing of the Teapot Dome naval oil Italian Aviator Lands In Newfoundland On Jaunt May The Italian Commander Francesco De completing the itinerary of his four continent which has carried him through Africa and the landed here at p Atlantic daylight flight front By Universal Service May re ward his courage This is the prayer which is on everyones lips in Paris as Captain Charles Lindbergh speeds across the ocean wastes on his TransAtlantic After the first shock at the audacity of the Flyin Americans In Paris were thrill ed with the expectation of the elaborate plans being made to give Lindbergh a warm wel The French government of the American ambassa representatives of the various American organizations in Paris are preparing to greet the aviator at Le Bourget fly Ingr As soon as Lindberghs plane Js sighted off the French planes will be sent out to guide him to Le After dark tomorrow the jtvlatlon field will be brilliant ly lighted to facilitate Lind berghs flew low and Sundown caught him over the water but he went speedily on in the Enclosed in his cockpit Lucky flew alone with only his ments to guide Before leav ing he described his Once I in the plane it will be like getting in a death he If I reach Paris it will he a pardon from the Within a few minutes after that remark he was God be with said mander Richard Byrd who also plans to hop to as he Lindbergh fly He is a splendid I hope he He probably His Same Is Lucky He probably other airmen Beside his name His luck to his rescue on the takaotf this To ob servers it looked as though flight had failed before left Hti plane hit a bounced Into the eame down wobbled wickedly and then shanty at the end of the runway and some telephone be Lindbergh KM good weather MM ;