Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas
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GAMBLING, MOB VIOLENCE ASSAILED BY BAPTISTS
Southern Church Meet At Louisville Ends; Delegates Guests At “The Beeches"
(By Th#- Anointed Presa)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.f May 7.— Objectionable literature, Rambling, marriage and divorce, mob violence, the Mississippi flood and prohibition were discussed in the report of the commission on social service made to the Southern Baptist convention tonight.
The report attacked the Ken* tucky derby and betting on race tracks as “one of the most popular and demoralizing forms of gambling” which still exists in states and cities including “Kentucky and Louisville, where we meet.”
Seek Dell Tora nee "The sporting and lawless element will be gathered here from ell parts of the world,” the report atei«*d. “From thia scourge , the 'dKoplew this city and state fre-viVUfy desire to he delivered."
The report lauded the Rev. M. P. Hunt of Louisville, active crusader against racing for his "courageous, heroic and sacrificial labors.” and pointed out that “leading candidates of both major political parties of Kentucky are openly committed against legalised raco track gambling.” M #
During the year “a good deal of activity has been shewn by public officials in different localities looking to the suppression of obscene and vicious literature." Diligence In Invoking existing federal and state laws for the suppression of such literature waa recommended.
"We emphasise again the paramount Importance of the marriage relation as the basis of all that is sacred In our life end social order, the report stated after citing statistics by the department of commerce on the number of divorcee Mobs Disappearing "Violence by masked mobs which was alarming prevalent a few years ago has almost disappeared, which is a source of great satisfaction the report said on that subject,
"A most encouraging evidence as to the growing sentiment against mob violence and In favor of or der’.J? government la ’he conviction hrf eleven members of a mob eharg eM with lynching a man in Coffee vunty, Georgia. We hope the Jf urts of all states may stand firm and may be loyally supported by public sentiment until no particl pant in mob violence may go unpunished.”
The Mississippi flood is the great est in the history of the country bringing widespread suffering and need within the bounds of the con ventlon. Such a disaster, the re port declared, makes heavy draft upon sympathy and resources of the people, but "It is well for us to be reminded that every such eajam tty brings a great opportunity to magnify the spirit of religion Proper response to appeals will reveal the church as the mightiest sod most generous of all relief agencies In every crisis."
Attack Senators Th# report recommended "that we condemn as a prostitution of official authority the action of a committee of the United States senate which, having taken possession of the bonks and correspondence of the Anti saloon Leagu„ of America allowed Intentionally or unintentionally these books and correspondence files to go Into the h inds of the lawless and corrupt liquor organizations and to be exploited by ‘the wet press.’ ”
The report urged support of the Anti-Saloon League and the world Hague against Alcoholism.
DEATH BATTLE LOST BY FARM LAD AFTER FOURTEEN DAYS OF ARYIFICIAL RESPIRATOR
(By The Associated Press)
ROANOKE, Va., May 7.—Walter Boothe, fanner lad who had been kept alive more than two weeks by artificial respiration, died early today.
A Mother's Pay
The youth had been kept alive by the work of his friends, raising and lowering his arms to force air into his lungs which collapaed April 21, when he was about to undergo an operation for a dislocated vertebrae.
April I, when he was about to ing spells during his long and medically strange Illness, but each time he rallied and with surprising cheerfulness and courage again looked forward to the end.
Death came at six o'clock this morning, 378 hours after he first ceased to breath normally.
As death stalked before him, the eighteen-year-old lad smiled and encouraged his companions, who, with herolo fidelity, had stood tirelessly by his bedside as human pulmotors and now and then he spoke to his family of the mysteries of the life after death, which he
felt were fast drawing their curtains about him.
The lad s Illness reverts to May 1926, when he was injured in an automobile accident, although seriously III for a while, he returned to work, but months later a combination of Incidents caused his body to become paralyzed.
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(By The Associated Press) CHICAGO, May 7.—The second failure here In recent weeks of artificial respiration to save a life after sustaining it over a period of several days came last night In the death of Harry O. Thompson, 52, after he had been kept alive 66 hours by pulmotor treatment.
Several weeks ago Albert Frick, suffering from Landry's disease, died after friends, working in relays, had kept him alive nearly IOO hours by maintaining his respiration through pressure on his chest.
hutanooga was selected as the
Vt-ii convention city by the dele-yesterday. Four thousand persons attended the meeting.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7 — Delegates to the Southern Baptist convention were guests today at '‘The Beef hrs,” where the largest theological seminary in the world is maintained by the Southern convention. The Southern Baptist
(See BAPTISTS Page 4),
PROBE CAUSE OF EXPLOSION
IN NEW YORK
Seven Killed. Eighteen Are Hurt In Office Building Blast
(By The Associated Press)
NEW TORK, May 7.—Efforts
were being made today to discover the cause of the explosion that wrecked the Yellow Taxicab company's two story concrete building on East 23rd street yesterday, killing seven employee and injuring eighteen.
Carroll Slnnott, vice president of the company, who was absent from the building at tho time of the blast, said a large emergency gas heater had been located In the ruined portion of the structure, but doubted whether this caused the explosion. He said there were no explosives stored In the building.
The shock wa* so terrific that hundreds of persons rushed from shaking nearby houses and stores. Blocks of concrete and timbers were torn from the walls and doors by the crash and at least 25 men and women In the eastern half of the building were plunged through the wreckage of the first floor into the basement.
Seven persons-—two girl stenographers and five men—were crushed to death or drowned in the basement which had filled with water from a main that burst under the weight of the debris.
Possibility of the presence of strangers in the building at the time caused a continuance of search for bodies.
The dead are Elizabeth Lo linger, 26; Florence Cavanaugh, 19, Frank Zurhmeiln, 26, and William E. Kelleher, 23. lawyers; Robert O'Rourke, 20, clerk; Charles J. Quinland. chief clerk; and Garles Mallet, 21, clerk.
The condition of several of the Injured was serious today.
Boy Is Drowned In Lake Wichita
Week’s Building Reaches $192,000; Sets New Record
Building last week reached the
highest peak of the year when permits aggregating $192,95 0 were issued by W. W. Holsworth, city building Inspector.
The year’s total climbed to $1,-399,856, $564,824 less than the total at the close of May, 1926, With several large projects to be started, Indications are that May permits will reach $500,000, lopping off $300,000 of the decrease from last year's aggregate.
Permits aggregating $7,900 were issued by the building Inspector. The permits were for two residences: J. P. Lee, 418 Portland, $4,900, and Rlster, 2150 Hickory, $3,000.
"Ye are earth."
the salt of the
BLAIR SUIT AGAINST HENRY FORD SETTLED
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, May 7.—Dayton Curies. 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Curies, Crowned in about seven feet of water near the head of Lake Wichita shortly after 7 o'clock Saturday morning, when he became frightened while attempting to cross a narrow channel In company with an older brother.
The father of the youth heads local realty firm and is president of the Texas Association of Real Estate Boards.
OFFERED POST (By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, May 7.—Jim Shaw, banker, of Taylor, will be tendered appointment as state banking commissioner September I, when the term of Charles O. Austin expires, kGover*vor Moody said lr day. t
(By The Associated Press) DETROIT, May 7.—Settlement out of court of law suits Involving $2,000 OOO brought by John M. Blair, contractor, ^gainst the Ford Motor company, was annouced today by Edward N. Barnard, counsel for Blair. Terms of the settlement were not made known.
The suits involved seven contracts covering construction work, payment upon which Blair alleged had been refused by the Ford company after the work had been completed.
Pooling Of Oil Interests Asked By Texas Operators
(By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, May 7.—Legislation
seeking to permit the pooling cf oil Interests and elimination of competition In the drilling of offset wells was discussed here today by about ten operators with H. E. Bell, head of the oil and gas division of Use state railroad commission.
Governor Dan Moody probably will be asked to eubmlt proposed changes In the oil and gas conservation laws to the fortieth legislature in special session beginning May 9, as result of the conference which will be completed late today.
There has never been another sermon like the Sermon on the Mount, because the Man who preached It, besides being man, was the true Son of God.
As the voice of His Father, He offered to the faithful the ultimate of reward when He called them the salt of the earth. In the one sentence, "Ye are the salt of the earth," Christ called to Himself, as His chosen band, those who were the happiest and best of the world's peoples.
They were the blessed, the sweet-splrlted, the meek, the hungerers and thirsters after righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the self-sacrificing. They were His true disciples, saving and preserving society from corruption, and, He said, they were ae valuable as salt.
In using that simile, our Lord spoke the language of His dag. From the farthest time# salt has played a mighty part In the world’s growth. Christ knew from experience that eating salt together sealed an obligation to fidelity.
Because of the high tax placed by primitive government# upon salt, It often was adulterated with white sand. Our Lord had that in mind when He spoke of the salt that had lost Its savor.
You can never convince the •on of woman that his mother has "lost her savor." To others she may appear the worldliest of women and on the surface seem shallow, narrow, selfish, cold—but get to the heart of her, as he has betimes, and it will be found that she Is pure salt. As salt preserves food from corruption, seasoning It and making it wholesome and acceptable, so mother purifies the society in which she moves counteracting every corrupt tendency.
Today Is Mother’s Day, and we have this thought about It: As men used to travel long distances to get salt, feeling that life were worthless without It, so today will a man go any Journey to see his mother and feel his life done lf he find her gone. As our primitive forefather# felt that the presence of salt made the land holy and near heaven, so we modern men feel that with our mothers we m are In the presence of the saints.
Red roses are today for those whose mothers are living; white roses for those whose mothers have departed to that mansion In the skies. Happy the man who can today wear a rose that is red!
Champ Divers Marry In Texas
Press-Officer Harmony Restored In Oil Boom Town Following Conference
TORNADO CLAIMS ANOTHER
(By The Associated Press)
BAN ANTONIO. Texas, May 7.— Another victim was added to the Rock Springs tornado death toll Saturday when Georgia Diaz, 30, died of Injuries received In the storm, at the Robert B. Green hospital. This death brings the total for the storm to 58.
(By The Associated Press)
AUSTIN, Texas, May 7.— Thorough investigation of the arrest of Victor Wagner, Borger newspaper reporter, last night by Texas Ranger A. P. Cummings, suspended today by order of Governor Moody for the ranger’s part in the affair and for his alleged attempts to suppress reports of the arrest, tonight was started by the administration.
Ranger Captains Prank Hamer, Tom Hickman and W. W. Sterling, who were expected to arrive in Borger tonight, probably will lead the investigation.
Moody today ordered en Investigation and the #u*p**nsiqn of Cum-rn frigs on the basis of reports he received claiming Wagner waa arrested without charges and not given opportunity to make bond because of a newspaper story he had written concerning the rangers, who are patrolling the Panhandle oil boom town.
In a lengthy statement, th* governor declared he did not Intend to "meet lawlessness with lawlessness” when he sent rangers to Borger severely condemned Wagner's alleged illegal arrest and the action laid to Cummings In his reported refusal to allow the editor of the Borger paper to send massages outside telling of the arrest of Wagner.
"If Mr. Cummings does not know, he ought to know that he has no authority to exercise a censorship over the press and that he bu no right to arrest people and place them In Jail because they write things in the newspapers which are not pleasing to him,” Moody declared.
Cummings was ordered to report here and will be under suspension pending completion of the investigation.
Rangers were sent to Borger sev erat weeks ago on complaints of cit! zens there that lawlessness had triumphed over civil authority. see
(By The Associated Press) BORGER, Texas, May 7.—Com plate cooperation between the rangers and the press for law enforcement in Hutchinson county was pledged at a meeting late this afternoon held by Texaa rangers and officials of the Nunn-Warren Publishing Company, owners of the Borger Daily Herald.
Those participating In the conference were Callaway Calhoun, assistant attorney general; Ranger Captains Bill Sterling, Tom Hickman and Frank Hamer; J. L. Nunn, president of the Nunn-Warren company; David M. Warren, general manager; John La Rue, local manager and T. E. Caufield, managing editor.
The conference was held shortly after the arrival of the ranger captains and Mr. Calhoun and was in regard to misunderstandings which resulted in the holding in the city jail for several hours Friday of
FUST TO TBT HT FLIGHT
I Non-Stop Aerial Trip Across Atlantic Ocean Unaccomplished Aim Of Airmen
JUNE APPERSON, NOW MRS. JESSE RICHARDS; RICHARDS, HELEN WAINWRIGHT, NOW MRH. LEONARD HOLLAND AND HOLLAND, READING LEFT TO RIGHT.
It whs love et first eight, so they dove right In matrimonial seas! That explains why June Apperson and Helen Wainwright, diving ham pion traveling with Gertrude Ederle throughout Texas, were married recently in Texas after knoging their husbands only one day. Miss Apperson was charmed by Jesse Richards, a “cub” reporter on a Dallas newspaper, and Miss Wainwright listened favorably to the matrimonial pleas of Leonard Holland, an organist at a Dallas theater.
"And we'll say we're happy now,” added the two famous divers.
(By The Astor la ted Press)
LE BOUR GET, France, May 7—(Sunday).—Captain Charlet Niinpreaser and Captain Franeii Coli took the air at 5:18 Thia (Sunday) morning for their long flight from Paris to Neif York.
The “White Bird,” the French aviators’ now fnmoua plane, with its load of more than five tons, got away to a splendid start, sailing fast into the air on its great tram*-Atlantic adventure.
Captain Charles Nun geyser. French war ace of 50 victories, predicted ae long ago as March, 1921 non-stop aerial trips between Paris and New York, a feat that
Roscoe Pedestrian OFFICERS SEEK Auto Driver Held COMPANIONS CF
(By Universal Service)
LE BOURGET, France, May 8.—-(Sunday)—Scene* typically Latin preceded the etart of the Trans-Atlantlo flight her# thin morning.
Amid a flutter of excitement. Captain Nungcsaer kirned end was kissed by friends and relatives.
As ha climbed into the great
"White Bird" he turned with a flourish of hie arm to shout: "Vive la France.”
(See BORGER RANGER Page 4)
(Special to The News)
SWEETWATER, May 7.—William J. House, 63, pedestrian, died here Friday night from injuries re- J .............
TSZJE? oiT ZI KSM Confident That They Have
west of the city. The machine was| Him Located, Arrest Is
driven by te**rpe (.lass.
According to Glass' version of the accident to R. D. Cox Jr., county
here late Thursday by Bam
attorney, House abruptly walked acrose the road In front of his car.
"I sounded my horn and swerved the car In an effort to avoid striking him," Glass declared. "I was! near travelling about 30 miles an hour," j Cochraln, 11-year-old boy, and that ha said. In the car with Glass was they hnd the man located, officers J. B. Peacock. They were enroute tonlght expected to have him In
'°Hou.Tw.. .truck hr th. ear*. I cult ort y befur, tomorrow. Sheriff
he himself is now striving to ao-rornpllsh to add to the laurels of France.
In November, 1922, he began pl-nning a Paris-New York flight with the Idea of establishing a trans-Atlnt.tlc sir Hrs using th§ fastest planes available, but it waa not until March of this year that It wa* announced definitely that he and Captain Francis Coll, noted aerial navigator, would join the ranks of French and American
ASPERMONT, May 7.—confident that t!y*y knew the man implicated aviators etrlving for the honor of with Tom Tomlin, who was shot'being the first to make the haz
ardous crossing between New Tor* and Paris.
right fender. He received a broken neck, fractured leg and a deep
Gins# and Peacock, with the assistance of past-ing motorist*, brought the fatally injured* man to Sweetwater.
House is survived by three sons and a daughter here; a brother. Ed House, of Oklahoma City, and two slaters, Mrs. Ode McLennan and May Lee of Oklahoma City.
Glass is being held under J I.OOO bond pending answer to a charge of negligent homicide.
GIVEN HIGHER It ATE
WASHINGTON. May 7 —(Sp)— Nineteen fourth class Texas post
offices were today advanced to the presidential class, the post office department announced. The post offices and new salaries were: Plernons. $1,600; Dumas, $1,400; Olton, Pasadena and Texon, $1,300; Agua Dulcie, Johnson City, Ko per el. Sunset Heights, Swenson and Tescott, $1,200; Bear, ay, Garwood, LaCoste, Lengtry, Lipan, Petersburg, Roma and Village Mills, ti .IOO.
GIRL BANDH, HUSBAND,IN HEARY YOUCHING YRAVELING DRAMA
“Everybody Is So Nice”, Says Rebecca Bradley Enroute To Sanitarium With Afflicted Otis Rogers
(By Universal Bervie*)
• AN ANTONIO, May 7.—A
story of heroism and devotion wan unfolded In the drab baggage room of the Southern Pacific station here tonight.
The train from Kerrville had just pulled in. A white hospital cot was placed upon a baggage truck. A mere slip of a girl leaped to the ground and followed the silent form Into the baggage room,
The cot contained Otis Rogers, Amarillo attorney, and the girl was Rebeccn Bradley Rogers, who, a short tim# ago, was facing trial at San Marcos on charges of robbing the Buda National bank.
Hardened railroad men, accustomed as they are to heart torching dramas of traveling folks, were vlsably moved as they watched the girl whom the stats charges with on* of the bo idee* daylight CP t> be riel
In the history of Texas, busy herself with the man she went to college with, whom she secretly married and who rushed
to her defense from a sick bed when she was placed under arrest.
"We’re going to the etat# sanitarium at Carlsbad," Rebecca said, “Thera he'll stay until he gets well. H# has permission to stay nine months, Oh, everybody has been so nice to us; I just can't express it in Wpfdg,"
She went for her husband's
•upper and chatted with by-etandere as she fed him.
"Don’t think I'm not worried about the trial on July ll. es I am," she confessed.
An ambulance opened its doors to rscelve the got. It sped to the transfer station, but not before Rebecca said, "No, I haven’t very much to say. I have hopes of coming through clean at the trial. But right now my place is at my husband s side."
W. B. Bingham said tonight H*
would not divulge where he believed the man is hiding.
Tomlin died Friday morning at the Stamford sanitarium of gunshot wounds inflicted by Ham Coeh-rain while Tomlin and another man were alleged to have been robbing a filling station owned by the Coch-rain youth’* father, j Tomlin wa# Identified Friday by a brother, George, who lives near Cisco. Funeral services WHI be held Sunday afternoon at Roscoe, where a brother of the slain man ie buried.
Warn# Robbers The Cochrain youth was In charge of the filling station when th# robbery occurred. Tomlin and another man entered, took $40 from tbs desk, and started leisurely away. Young Cochrain grabbed a shotgun and ordered the men to stop. As Tomlin knocked the gun downward th# boy fired, almost severing Tomlin's right leg above the knee.
The Cochrain youth was in ta# station with a playmate, Ollie Me-Klhaney, when the men entered.
If you don’t give bask that money, ITI ahoot you." cried the youth. Tomlin felt wounded and •was carried to the Dodge touring lear In which he and his partner • hid driven to the station. Tomlin I was left at the home of Mlt Denison, nine miles southeast of the filling station. He was given medical attention there and then carried to Stamford. None of th* money was found on his person.
The Cochrain youth Is the son of B. J. Cochrain. central figure of tho "empty grave” case, which stirred West Texas several fears ago.
HUDSON MAXIM TO BE BURIED MONDAY,
(By Th# Associated Press) NEWARK. N. J.. May 7.-e Funeral services for Hudson Maxim, author. Inventor, and explosive# expert, who died last night at his home at I .ake Hopatcong will be held In this city Monday afternoon.
There will be no religious service but three of his friends wU deliver brief eulogies.
There will be no pall bearers and the family has requested that no flower# be sent. The body will bg cremated.
PRISONERS ESC APE (By The Associated I “re**)
PIN EVT LUB, Mo.. May 7.—gee# en prisoners, Including two men identified in the Tiff City bank rob* bery January 6th, escaped from the McDonald county jail here early to* day after sawing cell bars and dig* ging through a stone wall.
MOTHER DIES OF GRIEF MERCEDES, Texas, May 7.— Grief over the death of her son, I Clem, who was killed December ll. I in an kutomobile collision, caused j the death here Friday night of Mrs. J H. A. Steckfug, aged 55. She never recovered from the shock of hor sop » death, i
19,954,347 Autos in the United States—
That are used ears.
Rave you ever stepped to think v hat a used cur is?
Any car driven off the show
room and around th* corner becomes second hand. and depreciates Is price much more than In value. Right here in Abilene most every dealer has a air that ha* been driven only a very short time, that is practically ae good as new and at a great saving.
Why pay two far three hundred dollars (or that new paint.
Turn now to ‘'Automobile Row” and ace the good selection of used cars listed there. Now is a goo* time for you to sell ar trade your own car. Phone 3067 and ask for a Want Ad Man.