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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper ABILENE M THE WEATHER WIST TtXAS Tirartiay VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY MAY TEN PAGES NUMBER FLOODS DOOM LOUISIANA SUGAR BOWL m m m m m m m m x m m m m m m m m m m m m x m m m m m m mm m Lindbergh Drinks To France Most Heroic Of Nations m m m JJ CALLAHAN COUNTY BANKHEAD GAP CONTRACT LET Work To Be Completed By August 15 At Cost Of Contract Jo McCIung Reads Staff Special To The News May With the award to the Mc Clung Construction Company of Fort Worth of the contract for surfacing miles of High way 1 in Callahan the TJexas Highway Commis sion this afternoon took the final stepin its power toward closing the last unpaved gap in the higaway from Dallas to Taylor The contract calls for with 100 working days in which to complete the The company is authorized to start work tomorrow morning and has advised that the job will be completed August will start continue Bids Almost Even The bid of the McCIung company was the lowest of eight The lour low bidders varied only the bid of Durham Reagan having been only The state highway engineers le partment today finished checking tlNfrplans and specifications for top plrS Highway 1 from Callahan county to Abilene and they were forwarded to the federal bureau of public roads at Fort Worth for final The contract for this work will be awarded just as soon as the plans are returned to the state high way said members of the The specifications upon which the Callahan contract was based call tor pavement consisting of sledgestone base with a threeinch bituminous macadam The section of Highway 1 to be surfaced ex tends from the of long hill just west of Baird to the east ern limits of Other Contracts The commission awarded to Harn sbn Pearson of Beaumont the con tract for laying mJes of concrete paving on Highway 6 at ft cost of Other contracts include Walker to Gibson Falls miles of concrete on Highway WU barger to Wichita miles concrete on High way The highway commission was in session throughout the its hear ing room having been overflowed with citizens county of and i COEDS SUSPENDED By The Associated Press May suspension for smoking was imposed today against three Beloit college coeds all of whom are active in college To hold a better position win never become known if you do not tell local employers about Cash in on your training and your story to an interested audience In the most economical A Classified Ad In this newi paper under Situations Wanted may mean your future success and happiness ReporterNews Radio Photo Shows Lindberghs Arrival In France After Flight Photo by NBA Transmitted by radio and telephoto This NBA photograph transmitted across the Atlantic by the Radio Corporation of America and distributed through the United States by telephoto shows Captain Charles Lindberghs Spirit of under guard of French soldiers and police on Le Bourget flying It was takea shortly after the young aviator had completed the first nonstop flight in history from New York to England To Sever Russian Relations Aasociawarrero K May 24FrelhierBald win made in the house of com mons today perhaps the gravest an nouncement parliament has had to listen to since the the British government had decided to sever all relations with By a curious coincidence it was Empire when thewhole nation celebrates its loyalty and Also by the chances of former labor whose government it was which first recognized the Soviet government arrived just too late to hear the prime minister make his moment ous which was listened to in a tense silence by a crowded house and a large diplomatic gath includingthe German and Japanese It was a formidable indictment which the head of the replacingfor the occasion Sir Wil liam home and Sir Austen foreign who previously had charge of these lie had to bring against the Soviet authorities as justification for the governments i Prominent Howard Farmer Drops Dead BIG May prominent Howard county farmer dropped dead on the sidewalk in Big Spring Tues day at 3 Goughy came to Howard county 18 years ago d was prominent in community develop He is survived by sons Jim and Lester of Big Spring Jim Tom Lane of Joe El and Lind sey of The body will be held in Big Spring by the Ebberly Undertaking awaiting arrival of Little Rock Posses Again Seek Assailant Of Woman By The Associated Press LITTLE May City and county officers and armed crowds of more than 100 men early tonight were searching for a negro who assaulted a white woman in Park one of the most fashion able sections of the A negro had been arrested tonight but had not been The negro was to be taken to the womans house for identification but when Sheriff Haynie saw an armed posse before the house he abandon ed the plan and took him back to Later it was ascertained that the description given by the woman did not fit the man and he was re HARVEST GKAIN CROP of the small grain crop is going for ward at a rapid rate in Haskell at the present time and due to the lightness of the grain crop here and with continued warm and dry weather the harvest or especial ly the cutting will be completed In IEPINE60IS Radio Corporation In Receives Word From Ocean Steamer Universal Service NEW mander Francesco De Ital ian who hopped off from yesterday for the has been picked up safely at according to messages reaching the Radio Corporation of America here De Pinedo was scheduled to ar rive at the Azores about four oclock yesterday east ern standard When he was reported hours considerable anxiety was felt for his The message received today came from a small via the via the Leviathan to the Radio Corporations shore sta tion at thence to New It read Sailing vessel Infanta bound towing Italian hydroplane Santa Maria All Position latitude N 1 longitude 1250 Greenwich Meridian Dispatches from Montreal con firmed the report that De Pinedos plane was in tow of a ship at The Montreal report was received from the steamer The position of the ship towing the plane was given at 240 miles from the Commander Francesco De Pinedos fourcontinent flight started from on February On February he flew from the Cape Verde Islands to Fernando off the coast of He continued his flight through South and arrived in New Orleans on March Flying to tHe Pacific hts plane was burned while riding at anchor at Roosevelt on April A new plane was sent to him from and he flew in it from New York to thence to Snlp New off for the Azores early yesterday Texas Service Officer Is Ordered To Open Claims By The AMOcfeted May state service officer in charge of adjusting exservice mens compensation today an nounced receipt of authority from the veterans bureau at Washington to reopen all Texas compensation claims of less than 10 per Several thousand claims can be under the ruling ef fective after July Raatins said he KMtatforattL Be Held June 1 Alumni and exstudeiitr 61m nions will hold the an nual banquet at the Grace Dining Room here on the evening of June 1 at Tentative plans for the meeting were announced yesterday by Baker president of the Alumni and ExStudents Asso An attendance of 250 is expected at the largest crowd ever to gather for a similar meet ing Compere is chairman of the committee arrang ing the program and the A committee to nominate officers for the ensuing year has been ap pointed by Cummings and will make its report at the The committee is composed of Ho mer Hutto as John John Cox and Lee Cummings appeared before the graduating class at Simmons last night and invited the members to attend the meeting and to join the Held For DeathOf Mother By The Associated Press May and Bertha referred to by Mc Lellan as my lady are being held today while investigation Is being made into the death of Mc Lellans Nancy Gar Bound hand and foot and with the skirt of a housedress twisted about the Garwols body was found yesterday under five feet of earth on Chaprins 15 miles northwest of MacNider Escapes When Plane Falls By Universal Service May ant Secretary of War Hanford Mac Nider escaped Injury today when an airplane in which he was riding turned nose downward at Boiling The piloted by Lieutenant Ira one of the Pan American good will who re cently completed a mile flight around South had just landed on the field when the acci dent Neither Secretary MacNider nor Backer were thrown from the cockpit and received nothing more than a shaking the war depart ment The plane was but little 11 i Dean Cox Addresses Slaton Graduates May 55 mem bers of the Blaton high school grad uating class heard the baccalaur eate sermon preached Sunday night by Dean James of Abilene Christian The high school with a seating capacity of mort than was filled to over SIXHOUR DAY IS PREDICTED Union Chieftain Speaks State Federation At Wichita Falls To By The Associated Press WICHITA May millenium for the workers of the in which the men and women who do the manual labor in will work six hours a day and five days a week is just around the delegates to the 30th annual convention of the Texas State Federation of Labor were told today by Kansas general organizer for the American1 Federation of This much nearer than most even labor will be brought about if organized labor realizes the tremen dous power it possesses in the Union label and avails itself of this medium of uniting workers every James in addressing the con vention shortly before The union label is a stamp placed upon products made by union work ers under conditions set forth as desirable by organized labor address was the high light of a day in which business and good times were with the em phasis decidedly in favor of the After a morning largely taken up with routine matters of the convention including the report of the credentials the apportionment of votes among dele gates and the administering of the delegates were taken on an automobile tour through the Wichita river Irrigated i Plane Fails Australian Explorer On Alaska Hop By The Associated Press May Captain George Aus tralian and Alger his who hopped off from here today for Point Barrow en route tc returned tonight after their plane had failed io at tain an altitude of more than To cross the Brooks mountain range between here and the plane would have to reach an altitude of i i Ranger Health Nurse Sent To Flood Zone May Henrietta Ranger school health received orders Monday from Rod Cross headquarters to report for at She left immediately for her She was granted ft two weeks leave of ab sence by the Ranger Child Welfare under whose direction Ablard is un der the supervision of the Red having entered the service during WorM Michigan Maniac Who Murdered 41 Naval Vessels To Bring Air Conqueror Back Coolidge Orders By The Associated Press May Charles Lindbergh passed from triumph to triumph in Paris He was hailed every where as the greatest aviator in the world and as true and fine an American as ever came across the For the first time since his a woman succeeded in kissing and for the first time in his life champagne touched his although he did not drink a drop of His first public appearance of the day was among his own fortunate folk who got hold of seats for which ten times as many applied at a luncheon at the American club Visits Air Field Later he went once more to the great flying at Le Bourget where on Saturday night he drop ped down out of the sky in his im mortal flight from At Le 400 flying officers of the French army and several platoons of soldiers assembled to do him hon Overhead army and civilian airplanes roared and went through every possible In the vast converted Into a banqueting the uniformed flyers of France surrounded Lind bergh as they drank to him as one of The glasses were raised again to one of the finest and most heroic of this toast being given by Colonel Mar commanding the 34th regi ment of the Slightly the lanky young American took the glass handed to lifting said I drink to most heroic of nations and home of the greatest But he did not He allowed the champagne to touch his but he swallowed none of A mo By Universal Service May Lind bergh is up with the persist ence of American and French who dog his steps all day At Le Bourget the Anvir Ican airman was obliged to hide in the hangar and escape by a He told Ambassador Herrick I dont mind I cant stand You would think they would be satis fied with the milesof films they have taken It cures me from ever desiring to enter the ment later the same lips were kissed by a petite French the first to achieve an ambition that thou perhaps have ex pressed since Lindbergh arrived over The lucky lady was James the French wife of an American who lives in When she was introduced to the young she looked up into ills blue eyes and pleadingly asked I kiss you Displeased No Though he the youth did not appear He may not have said but he did not say And so the little lady heels left the and standing on tip she threw her arms around the aviators neck and embraced him With these experiences at an he was driven back to Paris and his home at the escorted all the way by police and cheered all along the route by French women and who had wait ed long just for a passing sight of sheltered from the pub lic that does not seem to interest it self in anyone he dined at the embassy as the guest of Parmc ly who had invited only a few intimate friends to be with her rod captain Lindbergh at the Lindbergh is a little but This Is the only available picture of Andrew who dynamited the schoolhouse at and killed 36 pupils and five and then killed Kehoe was said to have become deranged following foreclosure of a mortgage on his JURY OUT IK YOMGIOWE flCTORSCftSE Sr Verdict Of Manslaughter Re turned In Death Of Film Cowboy By The Associated Press HALL OF LOS ANGE May Jury in the Paul Kelly murder trial stood at ten to two on an unannounced verdict late today when Superior Judge Charles Burnell inquired of the possibility of a decision at an early The foreman replied there might and the deliber ating body of eight women and four men were given a dinner recess of an hour and a half at 6 The jury was brought into the courtroom at oclock this eve ning to announce they had not ar rived at a The court instructed that the Ju rors should be allowed to deliberate until they were ready to retire for thj The judge adjourned court until By The Associated Press LOS May Sarah Kerrick and four oth ers were found guilty of man slaughter here late today for the killing of Tom motion pic ture actor at a drinking party in Hollywood early last Those convicted besides the widow of the slaJn cowboy actor were Anita Iris Burns and Henry small part players In motion pictures and Joe Ari zona all of whom were members of the moonshine party which the police characterized as one of the wildest ever to come to their whose testimony In her own defense was marked by hysterical fits of weeping and sob evinced little emotion when the verdict was Sentence will be pronounced next The penalty for manslaugh ter is from one to ten years in Murder Of Held For Husband PALL May Gertrude young wife of Theodore mill whose body was found Sunday in a well in East and Antone Silva of were arrested today on a charge of mur The arrests came after a searching investigation at police who to 17 yean ha not lived with hsr husband for some EASTLAND GIRL HURT May Brasfl daughter of Hiflyer of this city is in a Gorman sani tarium suffering from a broken received when a car in which she and a number of companions were overturned while the party were returning from m iwintniaff DESTIHM Thousands Leave Homes To Escape Onrushing Torrent One Million Acres Inundated BY ARTHUR HACHTEN Universal Service Staff Cor respondent With Hoover Flood Mission BATON May through a lever at about 50 miles northwest of Baton the raging Atchaf alaya river today founded the doom of more persons and began an inexorable flood that will sub merge all of Louisianas sugar bowl previously untouched by flood Thousands of womett and children in the lowland be tween the Mississippi and Atchafalaya riven took to the pe the onrush From this single stroke of na ture about acres of farm sugar rice and were marked for Score To Be Hit A score of towns inevitably will be engulfed as the McCrea flood waters roll southward from the Gulf of Property damage will reach it was esti Frantic efforts by in cluding 600 convicts to hold the levee proved easy prey for the rac ing This army of work By Universal Service May Cross has established a refugee camp for home less believed to be the larg est henyard in the at it was announced Refugee camps have also been established for hogs and men had struggled throughtwo days of steady rain and a week of blistering sun to save the sugar The river ripped out 600 feet of the levee in one fell swoop and then speedily widened to about feet Water Is pouring through the crevasse at the rate of 30 miles an It is 20 feet deep at the Warned by John Louisiana flood that a break was residents of the territory near the crevasse had left during the last three The scene familiar to other parts of Dixie highways crowded with wagons and auto carrying out and thousands of horses and other live See FLOODS Page 4 STATE DENIES HIKE IN INSURANCE RATES By The Associated Press May tion of fire insurance companies operating In Texas for a general increase In under advisement for weeks by the state insurance was denied officially to day by the A heated hearing on the petition was held here aome time ago be tween companies seeking permisrton for general rate raises aid cham bers of commerce and other cMo organizations Losses the companies claim to have suffered may be largely the commission said it to lack of proper judgment tn writing business accepted by and the commission will grant raise until the effect of referred to etn be dttermmed MBit until the companies furairt factory Information that using reaeonabto in aients ;