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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS FRIDAY MAY TWELVE TwoMssingIn Sanford Gas Well Explosion J m x x m x w IfX LAST REFUGE OF FLOOD VICITMS IN JTCREA AREA LOST Drowns Stepson To Secure Death Waist Deep Torrent Flows Over Railroad As Cars Leave District By The Associated Press NEW May Hundreds of persons in the tip of Pointe Coupee parish were nfarocned tonight by backwaters from the McCrea crevasse on the east bank of the Atchaf alaya river as sweep ing torrents streamed over a railroad embankment upon which they had relied fo pro Failure to heed flood warn ings had kept the residents in the district until the backwaters rose sufficiently high to ber come Hundreds of persons were brought out of the area today on the last train op erated by the Texas Pacific jraikoadv bifeit hun dreds in the unable 4o leave except by Waist water poured over the rail road embankment a mile and a half north of Morganza as the train pulled out of the North Of New Orleans The McCrea from which the water is is approxi mately 130 miles northwest of New Orleans on the opposite side of the Mississippi The rapid spread of the flood wa ters today brought consternation to many who had remained serenely in the threatened confident thattheir homes would not be and nightfall tonight found a steady stream of refugees pour ing from Pointe Coupee parish into concentration camps at Baton N An estimated 200 square miles had been covered in Pointe Coupee since the crevasse occurred and the flood waters were spreading with amazing Bachelor and other settlements from 10 to 20 miles from the break were disap pearing or already had been cov ered by the tawny A six foot rise been shown within the last 24 hours along the Texas Pacific railroad embankment at Boats Assembled Boats were being assembled to go to the aid of persons maroonedsin the many of them the same craft that participated in the evac uation of the Bayou Des Glaises sector after the collapse of that levee Bayou Des Glaises is approximately 170 miles northwest of New Orleans on the west side of the The New Orleans weather bureau slightly revised its forecast for the Pointe Coupee section today to pre dict that the ridges along eastern Pointe Coupee and the section of West Baton Rouge parish which was not flooded in 1912 not receive enough water to warrant although they might re See FLOODS Page 4 After failing several attempts at Marie Maharras of drowned her so the state could hang her for mur Sentenced to life she has declaring she was insane at the time of the murder jut has recovered her mind BRITISH BREAK Acute Provocation Given As Cause For Ending Of Relations By The Associated Press May British governments decision to break diplomatic and trade relations with Russia was approved by the House of Commons tonight after an ex citing when the house by a vote of 375 to 111 adopted a mo tion to this effect moved by Gerv ais His m tion was in the following terms This while appreciating the lonf forbearance of His Majestys government and their many efforts to maintain friendly diplomatic relations with the Sovie republic in the face of acute provo applaudes their decision to withdraw diplomatic privileges which have been so gravely abused while at the same time putting no obstacles in the way of legitimate trading relations with This outcome was already mad early in the when Sir Austen foreign sec announced the governments determination to treat the labor mo calling the ministerial polics in question and demanding an in quiry by a select committee into all the circumstances before such a grave decision was as a vote of the foreign secretary intimated that unless the ministers obtained a vote of confi dence in their policy toward Rus sia it would be their duty to resign and appeal to the country for a SEEK CEMENT PLANT By The Associated Press May senate today adopted a resolution requesting the highway departmen and board of control to make an in vestigation as to feasibility of erec tion of a state cement FEDERALSTATE PROBE OF CRUET Y III TEX AS PRISON SYSTEM AY BE STARTED By The Associated Press May and state investigation of cruelty and discrimination in the Texas prison system setmed imminent Governor Dan who said today he will send a Texas ranger to make investigation of charges made by Smith of San former had taken no action tonight but an Immediate start was Re also said he will ask prison officials to aid In the In of San chairman of the pris on supervisory said here day that federal secret service men now are investigating allegations made by federal prisoners in the state prisons tkat they are not iaraUcwed KELLY AWJUTS SEITEWEFOR SCTORSHATH Dorothy Mackaye Denies Reports Of Break In By Universal Service LOS May claring that I think Iffs just the Dorothy Mackayedenied to night reports that Paul mo aon picture under convic tion for the death of her Bay had broken with i know nothing about this so called new attitude of clared Miss Mackaye who has gone into seclusion at downtown Today Kelly surtjendered the nat ty clothes he wore during his trial to Jail officials and was given the usual prison garb of blue denim overalls it was will not be towork jail un til the matter of his appeal has been He is confined to his cell except for brief exercise Kelly appeared downcast and was reported to be in a highly nervous He refused to discuss or de ny his reported break wittfMiss Mackaye and refused to answer any questions pertaining to his trial or Sentence Tuesday The young film actoi who faces a one Jto ten year terffl for iinan will be next by trGflbert was preparing an appeal which will be Eiled The screen actors conviction came as a climax to the beating he to Ray musical comedy actor when the lat ter protested against Kellys atten tions to his Kellys alleged decision to break with Miss Mackaye it was because of her indifferent at titude toward him during his Miss Mackaye admitted that she had not communicated with Kelly since the day fol lowing Kellys attack on Raymond which resulted in the latters death two days In her testimony as a witness for the Miss Mackaye revealed Kelly as an impetuous lov er who wrote her burning love She that their relations were anything but a beautiful Denies Parties The trial which started on May 9 and was concluded yesterday with Kellys was re plete Bath sensational testimony of alleged parties in Kellys Kellys Japanese testified that he had served testified that he had served pajama break fasts to Kelly and Miss Mac Kelly and Miss denied Miss Mackaye admitted that she and Kelly had partied around during her husbands theatrical en gagement in San She that she remained in Kellys room drinking gin when the actor went to Raymonds home and administered the beating that resulted in the death of the song and dance Frank Norfleet Catches Accused Check Swindler By The Associated Press May Frank of Hale nemesis of a gang of con fidence men who fleeced him out of a small fortune and who traced and prosecuted by theTanch has put another man in Working under the sheriffs depart ment he arrested a man giv ing the name of Nelson in on a grand jury indictment charging in connection with the giving a check to a restaurant The man was arrested last week and now is in the Potter county jail awaiting HOP OFF DELAYED By The Associated May 26 Captain George schedu led to hop off today for Point Bar row was postponed until tomorrow when the plane refused to rise of 1 the ground with an pound From Point Barrow the ex plorer plans to fly across the Arc tic to Grants Land on HOUSTON CHOSEN Kay was chosen as 1821 convention city of the Foreign Trade Council in jeiifea tontfbt Townspeople Terrorized As 200 Feet In Shoot Into Air By The Associated Press May 26 A roaring pillar of flame to night stood guard over the million cubic foot gas well which here today and killed injured seven and put two others on tho list of to be accounted for definitely only when the well is extinguished with explosives tomorrow Only one man tonight had entered the burning well He was Tex a for a torpedo Company who is widely known through the oil belt In a fire proofed Thornton pushed through the furnace of fusing found forming about the bore of the He saw no but if there are they have fallen into the hole he Remove Buildings Meanwhile the little oil town was frantically removing its frame build ings from tho vicinity of the Teams and tractors dragged some away on while the scanty wa ter supply was played over others in the hope of preventing their catching The dead and in jured had already been removed to Borger and every effort was bent on saving the well and recovering the The dead EDDIE JACK ELMER The seriously injured Lester The death well is known as Mc Millan Workmen were in the act of withdrawing casing to probe the oil region when the explosion Its cause had not been determined The Sanford News building was the first structure moved from the zone of the It was hauled to safety on A high wind ham pered Earth Vibrates Flames from the well were shoot ing 200 feet in the air tonight and the earth shook and vibrated forj adding to the terror of the women and children hastily fenced away from the scene of preparations were go ing forward for shooting the well tomorrow which Thornton set as the earliest it could be at tempted with hope of extinguishing the Much explosive and live steam will be required to effect the desired and a failure will mean a long it was Air Race In Approved By The Associated Press May National Aeronautic Association late today approved plans for an air race from New York to to start September for prizes totaling The project is sponsored by Spokane business men and an invitation to compete will be sent to Captain Charles New York to Paris Prizes totaling were offer ed at the same time for a similar race from San Francisco to In both events entries are limited to commercial planes and Tentative plans for the transcon tinental race fix the route over Use northeastern section of with stops required at and jitid Other stops may be made wherever the pilots The distance events will be followed by national air rueas at IOWY WOULD REVISE STATE BALLOT LARS Right To Exclude Negroes From Primary Voting Governors Aim By the Associated Press May ther opportunity for submission of legislation was granted by Gover nor Moody in a message read to both houses and prospects were that pending already heavy for special would be made more Sixty nine bills have been intro duced in the house and 64 in the most of them with small hope of passage in the 10 days left of the special session Suggested revision of the primary election law so that political part ies could establish their own rules as to who shall be allowed to vote in primaries was one of the main points of the governors The United States supreme court has held that under present law negroes cannot be barred from voting in Democratic primaries and Moodf would have a measure en acted to give parties right to ex clude Among the bills are several to re form judiciary a revised version of the citrus fruit vetoed after the regular the squirrel bill and the black tail deer which caused so many teniae tightaat the session These wlfrfe senTtattie iegtelature today by the governor and ed under signatures of various The citrus measure is sponsored by Rio Grande valley representa tives arid prohibits sale of diseased and otherwise disqualified citrus Liberty county would be closed to squirrelshooling February to October 15 and a season bag limit one black tailed deer west of the Pecos river would be Im posed under the game Other reforms urged by Moody include Error Corrections Correction of errors in codifica tion of the 1925 statutes which left construction of law pertaining to defalcation of public Amendments to the state democratic executive committee more time than eight days as is now in which to receive vote totals and canvass election To make proper statutory provis ion for the filliriof vacancies in the office of county schools super Law to enable proper to pay taxes on school lands owned by counties as provided in a con stitutional amendment voted in the last general Three changes to the fresh wate supply district law provide for Notice of hearing to persons living within proposed requiring courts to pass on the question o whether creation of a district would Great Wealthy And Throng Streets To Pay Flier Homage Of King By The Associated Press PARIS May by all Paris Captain Charles Lind bergh was hailed by the entire populace of the the mighty and the as the greatest hero that has arisen since the Nev er has a private cltlaen of alien and received such a demonstration of affection and admiration the young American aviator was ac corded as he rode through the streets of Paris this afternoon to receive the citys The great masses of people cheer ing wildly and waving hats and handkerchiefs by the tens of ftousands and tossing flowers in his acclaimed the youth from Speer Chosen By Presbyterians SAN FRANCIS May Robert E Speer of New was elected moderator of the Presbyterian church in the at the gen eral assembly here He sue ceeds presi dent emeritus of Ohio State uni Speer was nominated by Willison Smith of Philadelphia himself a candidate for the moder Hugh of Los An seconded the Th motion was made that the nomina tions be closed and that Speer nomination be made By this time the assembly was applauding the nomination and it unanimous acceptance was agreed to without who nominated Dr was considered the New Jer sey commissioners strongest oppon ent and his support of Spee came as a surprise to assembly William Oxlcy retir ing delivered a sermoi to the persons present at tto opening i i DOUBLE TBAGKDY By Universal Service SAN May his ten children looked Ftrnand late and kite his wife and then sent a oai crashing through his He hour By The Associated Press Slay Charles terested any long wontbe for a year at ne told the Associated Press His statement was made in con nection with news of the proposed competition for a prize for the first flight between the United States and Of he I will be In terested In any one makingthe that goes without A New Yorker Calls Sweetheart In Note Left After End ing Life 1 By Universal Service May believed to be the son of Charles Martin of New was a in his hotel room He had swallowed poison after eaving a note in which he accused himself of having murdered his Chicago A devil with a baby While the a welldressed per son of igned his note he had registered at the jotel as The note fol ows Notify my Charles 304 Eighth New York City telephone Lennox Also notify Chicago police as fol ows T have been trying to feel sor ry for killing her but I am was a devil with a baby She swore by all the saints in heaven she would never leave me if I left my wife for I gave her in Mr accounts at the Pinkert Stair Cicero Madison Kedste and Illinois Mer chants Trust will show what I did for Al Capones notorious Cicero gang leader brother gave me the gun that killed I returned it to him nightveren otteher in is Abilene Labor Leaders Hopeful Of Capturing 1929 Convention For Home City By The Associated Preaa WICHITA May was elected president of the Texas State Federation of Labor Herman present head o tile who waa rnnninf for and Xd ol Ban Antonio was chosen Ml the IMS coaruition city otir Tyler in a close was elected delegate to the next convention of the Americam Federation of alto of Dallas was room to augment the the Middle West as they have no other individual since Woodrow Wilson came Europe with the promise of a better Four days already had passec since the young American broughi his monoplane down on the soil of but today was the first oc casion the people of France were given to sefr the worlds hero pass in formal All of his other days had been occupied in official receptions arranged by government officials and others of influential position A3 it happened this was a public feast of the Ascension the people of Paris at last were free to see the man whose name has been on every tongue since Saturday In numbers uncounted they lined the broad and beautiful Champs Elysees and crowded into the spacious Place De La Concorde all the open spaces along the Rue Rivol as far as the great square in front of the Hotel De where the municipality be stowed its fullest honors on the clean cut flew alone from New York to Cloudless Sky The triumphal procession passed in midafternoon beneath a bright sun and cloudless with the sweet soft breezes ol Maytime in the It a perfect day to hail a conquering Twice Captain Lindbergh was transported along this route of fam ous streets and and each time he was cheered witU truly Parisian for the crowds after teeing him on Ms way to the Hotel De Ville waited patiently until all the solemn ceremonies were over in order toglimpse him again on his way back to the American embassy This parade was only one of many ways in which the French contin ued today to honor the hero from From morning until night his every hour was filled with SM LINDBERGH Page 4 Negro Lynched By Mob In Mississippi By The Associated Prew May alias Ed who gave his address as was taken from the Leaket vffle jail last night by a masked band of about 100 men and deputy sheriff told the Anociated Press ovtr long distance Harvison said he arrested the negro at Leaf Tuesday on charge of beating a board bill and was informed by the sheriff that negro was wanted at Bothwell m afteted improper white BflLLASCHIHft PLflNE SPEEI TRIP FUMED Texas Capitalist Offers Prize To All For Feat By The Associated Press May Easterwood Texas today posted a prize of for the first flier to traverse the miles between Dallas Hong in 144 hours or Easterwood is the local sportsman who recently cabled Captain Charles Lindbergh an offer to pay the federal tax on the transAtlantic fliers prize Under the conditions laid down when Easterwood placed the money in escrow in a bank the flight from this portion of the States to China is open to competi tors from all the only re striction being that the plane and motor must be of American manu While the distance to be flown in the short time allotted is very airmen at Love Field here tonight declared that the rules and routes laid down do not place the prize out of especially in view of Captain Lindberghs By Universal Service May Americatt Chamber of Commerce today the of sub scriptions for a San FianciscoMa nila airplane flight Leaders of the organization expect to be able to by public Laredo Brakeman Killed In Leap From Quarry Train By The Associated Ipress May was fatally injured when he jumped from a runaway quarry train near word received here Thursday As he Osunas cloth ing was caught in a way to throw him under the In a desperate effort to save him Osuna seized a brake rod and was dragged for some Bis legs and arms were badly lacerated and he died while being taken to a i i PBOBE B1TORTS May ports that American dictates to the economic conference at Genera have been holding eontavncci with the delegation of flortot Riwria were under itmMfrton today by ttection officiate were Hiortsed to give out unofficial re sults of but result not to be declared official un til 10 oclock Friday Amid shouts and uproarious ap expressive of vehement the federation went on record as unanimously endorsing ttie inclusion under the immigra tion quota law of Not a dissenting voice was raised when the matter was brought to the con vention floorat the afternoon ses Not content with adopting a res olution reported out of the resolu tion committee favorably and call ing for the strengthening of thfl immigration policy of our country and the rigid enforcement of the quota provisions the con vention adopted a second resolution over the committee recommenda tion of noncurrence which pro vided for substantially the same things as the first but with the added provision for notifica tion of all Texas senators and con gressmen of the federations Offer Assistance A resolution offering encourage ment and assistance to labor ganizations in the Rio Grande val ley in bringing that section of the state to a high state of organiza tion and a resolution providing for an amendment to the of the federation which would set the annual convention date for third Monday in were adopt Other resolutions adopted pro tested against the reduction of ap propriations for the state labor de declared against any at tempt to prohibit by law quoting cotton futures prices on publio endorsed the five called upon tnc legislature to match federal funds for vocational Dont Envy Your With an Automobile of hto in which he and his fam ily enjoy the fine days out el doors Good used sars at practtaUy jour own price and tanna ait offered todaj and my dif through ReporterNtws ed Automobile Read Autonobito lect YOUft car ReporterNews ;