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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Own Newspaper THE ABILENE NEWS WttT TlXAt VOLUME 1 Priot 5 Cents SATURDAY MAY CITY RESERVOIR CONTRACT AWARDED JAf TO V V 3T5 TO 3fS Southern Louisiana Panic Stricken As Flood Waters Rise TO TO W W W Utf 3f5 v TO TO TO TO TO JAJ TO TO TO TO TO JAf TO HOUSE APPROVES EDUCATIONAL MEASURE i ni i u v A i Economy Bloc Fails In Movement To Cut Down Appropriations Senate Adjourns By The Associated Press May The gloomy specter of appro priations beyond expectant which moved dis quietingly through halls o legislature during opening days of the special session slunk in to retreat Passing the last of its ma jor a bill car tying about for two years support of higher the house brought tentative expenditures within the limit of expectant revenue based on a 35 cent tax Satisfied with aweeks that has gained ample of the senate alSo ad journed until Makes Estimate When the house passes its bill to care for emergencies and the aggregate to be supplied from tax sources will be or about what will be collected the next two Rep resentative Claude appropria tions committee announc ed Although differences with the sen ate in all the bills are yet to be Teer believes the joint con ferrees can agree on totals under prospective to send to the The four major bills passed total including special funds in the highway and game which will not have to be supplied from the gen eral revenue that leaves a net of about of which an es timated will tie supplied by penitentiary revenue secured from The supple mental aid school rural school aid and the emergency measure of must be bringing the final tentative total to the Fight Develops An unexpected fight on the El Paso School of instituted af ter the educational bill had been en enlivened the final hours debate this Representative Poages amend ment to pare from the mine school budget about sought for curricular expansion to include arts and science subjects was defeated after Messrs Pool and Me El Paso ed to the Poage charged that hurry tip tactics in putting the educational bill to a final vote had been foster ed by friends of the mine intent on dumping a junior college onto the state for by in serting academic courses in a mine school Representative Adrian Pool point ed to El Pasos Isolated position with respect to Texas colleges of general while Representative McGill declared that hundreds of West Texas students attend school in See LEGISLATURE Page 3 Can an empty house or apartment possibly to be you Certainly there Is no revenue in property without The more you the quicker you Polks are reading the rental offers In ReporterNews Classi fied offer there will reach readers every Put the Classified Ads to help with your r Sweetwater Baby Claimant Of Teeth Extraction In Dispute Special To News SWEET May seph William Woods of this last week claim ed a worlds championship when at the age of 14 days lie had a tooth today claimed an other ofbeing the man ever to get into controversy with a Com menting on the counter claim of Miss Dorothy Aim MoOIuskey of Amarillo that the chSfrplonshto belonged to her lor hiving born a day earlier than he was with lie saidr man WILLIAM can never expect a woman to be I never claimed credit for having a tooth when three days The young lady who has tried to discredit me pub licly through the press by tell ing of her two teeth is talking beside the Being born with teeth is nofc and if that is all that I had I would have said The point I make in claiming the championship that I am the male or ever to have gone to the dentist to have fc tooth I stand with my fellowmen in stating that all women are per It is the nature of For Miss Mc Cluskey cut an upper and a low er tooth insead of conforming to the standard and cutting iw lower I believe in playing the game four square and I am now cut ting a second TWOJURORS SELECTEI IN BLAKE TRIAL Jury Declares Defendant Sane And Capable Of Defense By The Associated Press May men out of 33 examined had been chos en for duty in the trial of Robert in nection with the killing of Fred automobile deal near Kress in 1925 up to noon They were drawn from a special venire of It is believed additi onal men will have to be summon A jury last night declared Blake sane and capable of conducting a rational defense following a sanity fanner of Happy and farmer of Kress have een approved thus far as TWO HURT IN CAB CEA8H Roy Crane of Dallas and Panders of Terrell brought to the Baptist sanitarium last night suffering from Injuries rectivcu when the car in wtich they had ttrted to Dallas figured in a crash short distance out of Their injuries Amounted to noth ing more than painful hos pital attendants and tUty PROJECT HE J IPBYNIREAO Delay Caused By Engineer On Bankhead Road To Be Short Only a short delay in receiving bids for paving State Highway from Abilene east to the Callahan county line will result from the ac tion yesterday of direc tor for Texas of the United States ftereau of Good in sending specifications for the work back to Austin or substantial This was the opinion expressed here last night by state highway de partiftent Instead Of calling for a 13inch thick pav ing the specifications in all proba bility will be revamped in this par This work likely will re quire but a few it was intl The action of the federal engi neer was announced in a telegram from nun yesterday to Ely state highway who returned Friday night from Although it did not say it is as sumed that his office found reason able the specifications covering bituminous asphaltic The specifications called for al ternate bids on concrete ant for asphalt called f or an elgbttnch of Sigphftlt Heaped With Honors Of To Leave Paris For Belgium or 13 inches Asphalt Bids Low In competition with brick and asphaltic bids are usually but it is said that under the Taylor county asphaltic specifica contractors would nave to bid higher on the 18inch basis than on either or concrete Among the West Texas Con struction Company found itself un able to enter a This concern had expected to bid for the con tract if lay War renite bitulithic and go into the roadbuilding game on a large Under the Judge Ely said I wired the department either to alter the spe cifications on asphalt or eliminate type altogether from fee brl dihg and call for concrete We had hoped to receive bids June 13 on this strip of but it looks like we are in for a Judge Ely could not last night and it could not be learn ed whether he has been advised as tartan fhn the highway commissions Turn Down Project The federal bureau had turned down the grading and drainage project on the 11mile strip west of deeming it not to be government preferential construc tion but Judge Ely yester day received a more favorable mes sage from Mr Bankhead west of Abilene cer tainly should be included in the telegram We have received no plans for this but will approve the same as soon as i Youths Indicted Here For Robbery Togo Bay and Aubrey in dicted yesterday by the grand Jury connection with the robbery March 26 of the First State bank f will go to trial in 42nd dis trict court here the first week in Judge Milburn Long set Togo Rays case for trial June 1 and of Aubrey Ray for June Mat Blanton and Listener King represent Togo Counsel Aubrey Ray has not been appointed The grand jury completed its de liberations yesterday and Nineteen indictments were returned into district court at the close of the days The Jury had recessed a week ago until Twenty five indictments were returned last CONTINUE TAX By Associated Prew May ble report was returned today by the house revenue and taxation committee on the TillotsohnyTeer bill providing for continuation of the three cent gasoline tax beyond September As pawed at the recent regular aewkm of the kv the gasoline levy was to re only two after tht datt men Morgan City Is Town Of Stilts Refugees In Village Of Population iveraal Service May 27 Southern Louisiana west of the Missis sippi slowly falling prey to the onrushing flood waters Great excitement reigns in the larger where the entire populations are stmg gling frantically to evacuate or carry on in upper Threatened by an epidemic due to congestion in the Opelousas today was building a new camp for its white This town of normal ulation has 40 percent of them Assmni Control normal population of Lafay ette has They are streaming into the city from inun being turned away to other Morgan which is scheduled tc have 10 to 13 feet of water is a city on Faced with the in the whole town was seeth ing with activity today in prepara tion for several weeks living up Even buildings carried marks indicating where the water was Mkely to Pandemonium prevails in New That town had hoped and prayed that the devastating flood waters would spare Today New Iberia is almost entirely sur rounded by and it is expect one foot to three feet of Fearful that the towns food sup ply will be cut the relief forces have concentrated two weeks sup ply of food for Flood waters along the west ridge of Bayou Teche suddenly changed their course and headed directly for Kfew There is a stampede to get out of the About persons have There are still remaining and about refugees from the inundated Camp Established A refugee camp was established two miles west the That is now cut off from the town by the swirling Only by boat can the residential section of New Iberia be Hundreds of persons are maroon ed between New Iberia and Loreau The American Legion and other volunteer rescue workers are desperately trying to save Several hundreds boats are combing the watercovered country side for the Thousands of mules and other live stock were reported drowned in the race for high land and Texas cow punchers rounding up the livestock have been forced to give up in water soaked the water having risen too high for animals to King Albert To Play JexasChina Air Race i Attracts Lone Star Of American By The Associated Press May Charles still scheduled for more tonight was closing the greatest week of nero worship that any young man of his age has ever young American who left New York las Piiday and arrived it Paris on Sat urday will leave the French after having received such adulation as almost to defy com Heaped with all the honors tha the French people and their gov eminent could bestow on th slim son of the Middle West will climb into his historic monoplani to fly to where another really royal welcome has been pre pared by King Albert of Belgium and his Captain Lindbergh will leave th from the field at Le Bourget on he brought of St rest last Saturday igh It the end of his triumphant non stop flight from New And he in as great blaze the last full day off his present stay in Captain Undbergh was out of bed before dawn and from then until mid night tonight every moment was In the for the first time since his he had a few hours tohimself and enjoyed a sort of aerial bushmans dawn he was on his way Before to the flying field at Le Bourget where a party of French flying officers awaited him with one of their fast est scout Spurning sugges tions as to how to pilot Captain Lindbergh hopped into the tiny lockpit and was off to enjoy him self in his own way while all Paris still Free fromthe silk hand shakes and the high oratory of the young American lier had only meant to come to Europe alone in his monoplane and then take a tourists by himself again in his element Salutes Unknown Alone in the fast little airplane he started through straight for the Flying dawn high with only one escort plane behind and nobody to bother he ar here swept down out of the morn ing haze to an altitude of only a ew hundred He circled above the It was his salute to the tomb of the unknown He had fulfilled his dream of seeing Paris the air by Over the embassy building where he has been a guest during the week if delirious the young Mis ourian did a stunt or two and then truck out on a beeline back to the Le Bourget He put the little French plane than cattle across a racing Scores were drowned in the swim for Volunteer workmen fought des perately to build a protection levee to save part of the town from in They Water from is slowly creeping over tail head very stunt that filers I did little bit of is al most he said later when sked about his early morning As his plane came down near the ground the captain finished off with few minutes mock battle with a French plane that had followed Then his time was his own until After he had to b he hero to shake tmile and meet people of After his he had break fast with a group of French looked over his own plane and the planes of the other aviators lined the town Come reports o a life and death truggle In Pointe Coupee parish This situated between the Misslattppi and Atchafalaya is fast being engulfed by flood wa ter from ti e crevasse at is now over feet long and water 30 ieet detp is charging over this bowl It has spread out fanlike over 300 square reaching northward miles and southward f about about Mn 35 and did some but only for a little to another aviation that of iVlla Coublay on the other side of He talked shop again with the other looked at more air turrr to After claimed him There was a lunch at the ministry of presided over by War Minister Ttanleve more speech more tributes and another reply to Prom then he was driven First Entrant In Prize TwoStop Flight By Universal May than 24 hours after William Dallas capital offered for a twostop flight from Dal las to Hong Cap tain William world war ace and air mail pilot of this posted his entry fee with toe announcement that he would immediately begin pre parations for the Erwin plans to fly a twin mo tored land plane equipped with radio and necessary navi gating Although the Dallas to Hong Kong flight is considered in aviation circles here as the most hazardous of the many long distance flights already propos army fliers at Love Field say the flight is feasible with a ship designed for the hop and an opportunity to change x BONNERSEEKS IMAGES FOR BOMBING CASE Former Student Declares Express Company Was Malicious The Associated Press May suit for damages was filed in district court here Friday by Frank Bonner against the American EXPANSION OF TEX UNIOHS AIMED Membership Only in Chieftain De clares By The Associated Press WICHITA May Texas State Federation of Labor will center its attention during the forth coming year on two princi President George Wilson said today before leaving for his home in Hojiston following adjourn ment of the 13th annual convention of the organization at These things are Expansion of the federation by means of an in tensive membership and energetic efforts to sell organized labor in Texas the idea of the union label by which union workers will buy only union made There are more than union workers in said Wil while the membership of the Texas State Federation of the centralizing agency for all the local crafts in the is only a little more If the aims of organized labor in Texas are to be the locals must line up with the state To further the work of expan Executive Secretary George headquarters of the will spend a large part of his time in the working among local while Miss Emily Jor dan has been retained to act as Slaters Miss Jordan will murder hi connection with the re cent Corpus Christl bomb Charges against Bonner recently were dropped in the cast hi which was charged with the murder of Barnes and his son were killed by a bomb which was tent by Bonner was triad at Corpus Christ but Jury plaintiffs comptatat and tsnpjfljjfl tJie exnifEa ffiWllaT suffered botraty and mental anjfuisH by the and the fact that he was bond He further alleges that the wide publicity giv en the case has damaged Belton rep resents the Following the Bonner mar ried Barnes They had card department of the federation he coming succeeding Mary formerly of Houston but at present connected with the state department of labor at Speakers throughout the five day which began here Mon stressed the of cap italizing labors tremendous pur chasing power through the use of the union a placed upon union made products to indicate that hey wers made in accord with cer tain prescribed one of which is sanitary BASS WILLSPEAK AT EPILEPSY MEET superintendent of the Abilene State who has been attending a superintendents meeting at has left for Cin where is to deliver aa address before the National As sedation for the Study of Bws Is second vicepresident of the which is to hold ts twentysixth annual session His address will be entitled Obstttattam on Epttejwy U Ik TraftttM or Uowual First Car Of 1927 Wheat In Nation Sold At Snyder V May first car oad of 1927 wheat crop sold in the Jnited States was sold here today o the West Grain company of Fort The wheat sold for per The sale was made through the irst National Bank here and the wheat was grown by Giles Garner of Garner is the outstanding wheat grower of the United Two fears on 14 of nonir rigated he threshed 81 bushels f wheat per The record stands unchallenged anywhere in the na Sherman Company To Build Three Billion Gal lon Dam Within Fifteen Months Contract was awarded terday by the city coaunisdom to the Womack Conitmctiom Company of Sherman for te ooMtruction of a three bilttoa fallon water retemir on Ot SHRINERS MEET By The Associated Press May of Northwest Texas was gathered here today for the annual ceremon ial of Khiva Shrine One of the features of the meetings was a in which a replica of Cap tain Lindberghs Ryan monoplane was drawn by motor miles west of The contract calls for aa ptnditnre of To this will be between and worth of materials which be furnished by the The lake is to be pkttd in 16 Ul was lowest iloiWomaoJi presented by Barney Moore of The second lowest wit by Oifford Hill A Company of which wat retained provided the Womack Construction Company cannot supply bond of onehalf the con tract Other Contractors Bids of other contractors were Puller Construction Luck McCall Engi neering Anderson El Thurber Construction Com Tibbett Construction Fort Thomas Standard Com Fort and Burney San The contract was awarded on rec ommendation of city and Rollins ing The successful bidder is well in the estimates made by the en Contracts for mains other costing between and are yet to bo If these coire within the engineers estimates the will not exceed in cost tns bond issue voted for its We are well pleased with the bids we said Riney See RESERVOIR Pace 3 HUMAN SALAIARDER OF OIL FIELDS PREPARES TO IHOOr SARFORD TRAGEDY GASSEI By The Associated Press May eyes tonight were centavad on Tex the salamander of the oil as 1st made final preparations for shooting with the biaitaf gasser which has claimed eight lives since it ignited jettnv Tex himself seemed least of anyone in for he has muffed out with exactly as msft Some of the wells on which Thornton successfully used his live process have been in point of volume of bias ing than the McMillan Number 1 which he was preparing to ex tinguish were more disastrous for the work men tit the Swathed In Us asbestos suit and carefully shielding his Thorn ton worked nwthodteaDj an da to day maktof bfe Tat ground near tin wttt has bean drenched wUh order to and water m the UPS capsule This capsulo is sheathed in like the and heat is supposed not to ignite IV it sometimes That H a risk that Thornton everything Is ready rts of from a semicircle of boOsi nd art twiMd on column ;