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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER wtrr In Price 5 Cents TUESDAY MAY TEN PAGES ABILENE YOUTH WINS AUTO CLASSIC m m m m mm mtmmmmmm m iYt Lindbergh Mtig Leave London For Home In June2 m m m EIGHT IN FLORIDA JAIL MOB WOUNDED BY OFFICERS r Confessed Murderer Of Five Spirited Away Woman Among Injured List By The Associated Press May persons were wounded late last night when officers resorted to gun fire in an attempt to hold of f a party of approximately 50 men who stormed the Hillsborough county jail to search for confessed slayer of five By The Associated Press May unidentified woman and seven men were wounded tonight when officers fired into a mob trying to batter an entrance through a brick wall into the they sought fessed slayer of five members of a family of Levins was spirited away last night to a place of safe keeping when a crowd of persons collected in front of the Levine was disguised when taken from the Sher iff Hiers Tear bombs were dropped from the upper windows of the jail to drive the mob back from the Search For Party Of San Angeloans By The Associated Press SAN May Search for Luther Anderson and Tom Freeze and Edna Williams and Inez their girl all of San had proven un availing Monday The two couples had not been heard from since they left Sunday afternoon by automobile with the announced In tention of exploring a cave on the Sugg ranch in Irion Apprehension for their safety resulting from early reports that their car had been found near the cavern was allayed somewhat when the report was together with one that footprints had teen found inside the The continued within the cavern and relatives of the young people being unable to account for their failure to return as scheduled Sunday EL May country circulation manager of the El Paso was stabbed to death last night There Is A Way To add your bit to the fam ily income ReporterNews Classified Ads are ALWAYS ready to Just make a list of the ar ticles of furniture and equip ment for which you havesnp further use or ask for an and let a Classified Ad locate ready for the things you have to ReporterNews California Movie if Celebrities Part CHIEF BEI CROSS WORKER IN FLOOD SECTOR KILLED HHEK PL AIE FALLS By The Associated Press BATON May chief of re habitation of the American Bed was killed when the seaplane in which he was a passenger from Mem phis to New crashed in a field at 40 miles south of here 1MB Lieutenant Joe naval avia piloting the was Lieutenant Gregory quoted as sayingr that the plane slipped from under him and went into a nose crashing into the Lieu tenant Gregory was and proceeded to New Orleans in an Kilpatrick was killed instant according to persons who rushed to the crashed The body was being held at the scene of the accident until the coroner could view It after which it will be brought Reports received as tothe cause of the accidentwere conflicting and those in authority decline to be quoted regarding it until an inves An ambulance was Marie Prevost and her Kenneth movie have been living apart in Los Angeles for several according to dis Miss Prevost told re porters theseparation is to be but declined to discuss possibilities of a TRIBUTE PAID WAR DEAD BY CAL COOLIDGE Annual Services Are Held At Arlington Under Auspices By The Associated Press May Americas war dead were honored today President Coolldge on be half of the nation and with the As in past years Coolidge at tended the Memorial Day exercises Arlington National cemetery given under the auspices of the Grand Army of the offering the affectionate garlands of honor anc for the soldier dead of all wars and placing a wreath of lilies on the tomb of the unknown soldier In the marble which was unprotected from rain threaten ing clouds the president spoke to the essembled represen tatives of patriotic organizations calling upon the nation to give Its respect to the living defenders of America along with reverence for the He dedicated the armed forces of the United States to the preservation of Coolidge pictured the nation in a new position in world affairs and he warned that It should give attention to law observance if it Is to maintain this position and its own We can be a moral force In the he only to the extent that we establish morality in our own Unless we are an In orderly we can neither minister to our own require ments or be an effective Influence for good In the Flouris People We have made our place in the world through the union and con We have flourished as a people because of our sncceos hi establishing self Bu all of these results are predicated upon a lawabiding Immediately after the address the president and tc Set WAS MAD Iftfi ft By The Associated Press May silver bags soared away to the north east late today in the national elimination race that will determine the American ballooning champion and the personnel of a team to rep resent this nation in the interna tional Gordon Bennett cup race next It was a great just 20 minutes ahead of and the sun came from behind a mass of threatening clouds to see the pilots Scarcely a gust of wind was blow ing over the field when Colonel De Forest Chandler of the walked over to the United States army balloon to put the silver bag on its It was the first to take the Promptly at 5 the time the race was scheduled to Lieu tenant James the and sent from here to bring the body Rv director of Red Cross activities in Iberville par ish went to the scene of the crash and will accompany the body Kilpatrick who had been di recting Red Cross work from Mem was en route to New Orleans for a conference on reconstruction work of the flood devastated Mis sissippi at Kilpatrick was 45 years old and lived at Webster a suburb of He was mar ried and had three When not on disaster work he was assis tant manager of the branch office of the Red Cross national head quarters at Fifteen Balloons Soar Away In V Elimination Race From Ohio French Air Pilot May Cross Ocean Birdman is Honor Guest At Banquet By Writers For Newspapers Has Busy Day his Major Maurice climbed into the Then it soared ascending almost in a vertical line before it struck an air At intervals of less than five min utes the remainder of the balloons took off from the and none experienced the slightest The Akron Beacon Journal which had drawn fifteenth and was not scheduled to leave until made its start 20 minutes ahead of If the weather reports received at the field before the race time were borne the silken bags were in danger of encountering electrical storms unless flown at an altitude of about In any event the racing balloonists had the prospect of navigating their way through very unfavorable for thunder storms were creating disturbances in this region all during the after Special to The News May crowd waited at the harbor today while Commander De Pinedosr the Santa Maria was towed to the Not even the local authorities were present to see the landing of the The steamer which towed De Pinedo for several hundred left shortly De Pinedo reports that he left in fair but met with fog extending for 400 Flying higher he later encountered a boisterous wind and was obliged to reduce his speed 50 per Fearing that his fuel would not last until he reached the and seeing a schooner he decided to drop and ask to be Floods In McCrea Section Diminish By The Associated Press NEW May more than 350 square miles of the sugar bowl parishes already cov the flow from the McCrea crevasses in the east bank levees of the Atchafalaya river was diminish ing tonight as a sand bar settled outside the The McCrea crevasses is approxi mately 120 miles northwest of New Orleans and on the west side of the The New Orleans weather bureau reported that changes in the water level in Pointe Coupee parish in dicated that the flow from the breach was insuffiicent to maintain Hood levels set up in the first two or three days following the break in WITNESSESIDENTIFY SOONER BARK BAHMTS CAPTURES AT BORCER FOR BEMS ROBBERY By The Associated Press May Blackie and Hawk Whitehead were under heavy guard in the county jail here their identity established by witnesses of the Beggs robberies May 18 as the two men who held up the First National Sheriff John Russell The pair were whisked across the state from by deputies Lairmore and Blaiae Rfll in 13 hours and 15 arriving here at oclock No trouble was About In currency taken from In on brought was They now are in jail charged with murder in connection with the Chief of Police The third Is Roy who Is to be given preliminary hearing The state has summoned only two the sheriff who Identified the defendant as one wbe took part tettM By The Associated Press May Charles Lindberghs desire to return home at the earliest possible moment has brought into consideration his sailing on the George Washington June though final arrange ments are still held in abey It is said that the avia tor and those who have coop erated in his plans may reach a definite conclusion tomor The youthful American heros whirl of entertainment in London comes to an end with a banquet by combined American organiza and it is reported that he may begin packing his mono plane so that it can be taken along with him on the George Washington in the event that he decides to return on that One Of Busiest Hounding out one of the busiest days of his career since he flew him self into world Lindbergh sat down at a banquet and confronting him on his plate was a pile of five luscious ham sand with a Jug of water as a gentle reminder of his transAt menu in the good ship Spirit of The birdman was the guest of honor at the Association of Ameri can Correspondents banquet in the Abraham Lincoln room at the The American Alanson who sails to morrow on the Leviathan for New was also a Charles Stephenson of the Associated Laughs Heartily when he saw the sand blushed like a school boy and enjoyed the heartiest laugh he has had since he reached England The sandwiches were hastily remov ed by the head of which Llndy good humoredly he he had not had a chance to get a bite of even one of The water was the first real honest to goodness ice water since he left New As the sandwiches slid out of the menu card took their It was designed to indicate the progresi of the which brought the name of Lindbergh in to the newspapers and the hearts ol people throughout the civilteed On the front page were the cross ed flags of Great Britain and the United was a carica ture of Captain Lindbergh in fly ing The first item was cocktails Spirit of then consomme followed by Melon Detroit Saumon Dingle Bay Pommes Gazoline Concombres De Tore Neuf poussin Roosevelt field Coeur De Laitue As pergs Le sauce Vainquer Praises eD Chavalier Lindbergh Corbeille KHonneur A La Hears American Aairs As the dinner progressed the or chestra played California Here I The Last Rose of Summer and many Yankee airs which made Lindy prick up his ears See LINDBERGH Page 4 Injured Man Is Resting Quietly Orric 1800 Orape street injured In an automobile accident about noon was resting wel last although weakened con siderably by the loss of at tendants at the Baptist Sanitarium He was brought to the hospital bleeding profusely from gashes re ceived in the His condition is not thought to be Paul Tarascon plans to equal the feat of Captain Charles Lind and will hop off in August on a ParistoNew York flight While Lindbergh was in Paris he inspected the plane being con structed for It is a monoplane of 380 horsepower and will WIT MWEI OF WEST URKMinilBIGAITORACE Employe Of Local Garage Enriches Self By After Defeating Frank Lockhart Babe Stapp At Annual Indianapolis Tin Derby BY CHARLES Associated Press Sports Editor May a unassuming unknown from became somebody in the business of automobile a former student at Purdue driving his first major won the fifteenth annual five hundred mila grind at the Indianapolis motor speedway before a record breaking crowd of Bonders victory was spectacular because he did not figure to have any more chancs to win that Bat This 27yearold youth from the driving the entire distance without and making only two quick p floted hit tiny painted a dusty shade of 200 oui trips around the bumpy two and a half mile track in for an average of miles an He had a lead of iron and a half miles when he got the checkered flag as lulu Dana JtaW All asignal of July Race his Souders enriche4 Will Souders Return To Abilene For Fourth Of Race All ARE RELIEF TO ABILENE AREA Mercury In However Still Hovers Around High Marks Hot weather continued Monday to hold sway over West al though showers broke its intensity in many While the tem perature of 106 reached was not equalled Sunday and Monday it was closely Both days the mercury ascended to Showers brought relief in Fisher and the northwestern part of Jones according to reports reach ing The Morning At Ham lin one inch of rain Onehalf inch rain fell within three miles of extending from west of town to Royson on the The rain was reported heavier around High wind and hail accompanied the rain at where consid erable damage was done to win dows in the business district by hail Light hardly more than enough to settle the fell at Anson and While high temperatures prevailed here relief came to many other Texas Instead of the 107 degree weather of Wichita Falls had a high of Fort Dallas and Amarillo also reported cooler May 30 mately onehalf inch of rain fell within three miles of Roby this extending from west of town to Royson on the The rain was reoprter heaviest around extending north seevral This will greatly benefit crops that are May 30 amountaing to one inch fell here this accompanied by a high wind and Some of the hailstones were larger than hen Considerable damage was done In the business district where many glass window were broken by the Tops were torn from sev eral The rain will be of great benefit to growing The ex tent of damage to crops has not yet been May 30 light shower fell here at 5 oclock the first precipitation re ceived here in six Hail and wind accompanied the TEXAS BILL PASSES f By The Associated Preiw May dif ference between senate and house estimates on amount of supplemental school aid needed for the next bien nium was created today when the senate passed a bill to appropriate the house contemporary of wtoteh Maybe was the best answer available last night to that ques all important to West Tex as racing Will George return to the Abilene track for the annual Independ ence Day races sponsored by the West Texas fair association Whether or not that youthful speedway being claimed alike by and Who yesterday became the roaring roads king for the year 1927 by capturing the annual Memorial Day event of 500 miles at will appear here July 4th will depend entirely upon that in dividuals regard for his verbal racing committee chairman of the fair and member of the board of stated last I believe he will be said has no signed contract from Babe who made a good showing in the speedway is more certain as a driver for the Independence Day races of A letter as received yesterday from request ing entry Stapp placed in several events both of the July and Stepember racing pro grams last another Indianapolis is billed to drive on the local track in Almost parallel to the Souders case was that of Frank Lock hart in After winning the 500 mile race last Lockhart attempted to break his contract with the local committee to drive but was forced to enter or lose his standing with the Alternate Bids On Paving Desire Of Local Court The state highway once to tare or will be asked by the commoners d court of Taylor for bids on alternate types or pav ing on Highway east of Abi The court was in session most 01 and just before adjourn ment a resolution was adopted re questing that the state commission tu0 ouuucia cuiiuucvi to trite extent of about 000 in cash He won as first prize and picked up in lap getting one hundred dollars every time he led the field each Souders can use this money because he intends to resume his studies in mechanical engineering at Souders is a product of the dirt tracks and this was his first attempt on the welltraveled bricks of the famous old He did his first automobile racing on the coun ty fair grounds track in his homo townback in Since that he has been steaming fast automobiles around the dirt tracks for five He was a big speed thunderstorm down in but he was just a shower around polls previous to todays By a strange twist of fate Earl Devore of Los an old timer in major league racing grab bed second place and its prize of due to the misfortune of Babe who when having sec ond place within his was forced out of the race with only two laps to go because his motor began to sputter working rantically over his was forced to see the flash past him and go to Gnlatto Is Third Third place went to Tony Gulatto of Kansas who graduated into the racing business by acting as a riding mechanic to famous Gulatto got in cash for him Wilbur Shaw of finished Dave another finished There were twelve of the original 33 starters in the race to finish and they were strung out all over the place from ten to 50 miles back of the For a time it appeared as if Prank winner of the 1926 was going to repeat his victory of a year but after leading for 297 he threw a rear right wheel and was forced out of the race to the disappointment of the great Lockharts services were offered to Souders as a relief but Souders promptly deeded that he the race and would finish pits for three 24 once to take on receive bids on brick and bituminous asphalt for the sixmile strip from Abilene to the Callahan county A Judge state highway left yesterday for Aus by Action of the commissioners court followed appearance before that body of Martin and representing the West Texas Construction bunders of Wantnite bltulithic They askM for a re consideration of ptrinc specifica tlons so as to Includo various types Utalde rock atphaltfc tad Wawwite to Replete With Thrills The race was replete with Norman Batten of his courage in driving his car en gulfed in refusing to dtmrt it to save his Jules Ellingboe of was the most seriously injurad of the three victims of the EUmf boe suffered a smashed chest and other internal injuries hte crashed Into the wan n the Koptert of 8t a ffange driving ee was another victim of One of the on Ms It to tfcftd turn over wlUi Kepiert ;