19 Mar 1933

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19 Mar 1933 - 1 I I 'A sailor's version of the California I ....
1 I I 'A sailor's version of the California I . former resident of Concord, who did U. S. SAILOR GIVES QUAKE ACCOUNT IN LETTER HERE Orvus Turley Writes Relatives at Concord About Guard Duty in West guard duty when the tremblers hit Loner Beach Young Turley was one of the first navy men to be placed on guard from thr U. S S. Tennes- His account of thr quakr WTitten to Miss Ruth Turle* his sister, and Mrs Belle Goodpasture his grsndmother, at Concord, follows On Board U S. S Trnnr&sce at Anchor. S.«n Pedro California. March 13. 1933.— Dear Ruth and Grandmother Grandmother • I will drop you a line and let you kno*v how things are out here guess vou read in the papers about the earthquake we had out liere. It sure has got the people here scared plenty, evening. It happened at 5 56 Friday In le?* th.-vn two hours we tin utes Beach 5 went had thousands of sail doing armed guard beach It was only a f** after the earthquake that I and some of the mallet t under martial law. I went rshore with the first bunch to go on Friday evening I earn«! a nfV* with bayonet and 6t* rounds of mmunition in rny belt, I did 15 hours patrol duty before bring relieved. relieved. and oh boy. tliat old rifle gets heavy in 15 hour* The captain of the ship is one of the "big shot*'* there in Long Bcach. snd he 1 « under the command of Admiral l#igh commander-in-chief commander-in-chief of the U. 8 flert These towns arr lucky because there were not so many killed, it might hsve been much worse. We have been feeling the shocks every few minute* since Friday evening. evening. Another huce shock is predicted predicted for this evening the 13th We had several reports of a tidal wave but each one was false When th** ta I munne- ri . on the a lie a p iflr nr; of It took timer throi scream, rave r sailors will save "Save me. h— right here until morning myself carri rep fellows people were *ca I one sa ia\e go mlng wded Id them Some nr their ek and "The ;or said !! Lo OOll need c Beach by the. lime I to suv 8 o'clock tomorrow The %ailor» are all Over on the Heath d to d*vt{h and thr ra wauceu arou 1 had happened ts of pe<H le in the towns hav homes but prefer to walk the ts all night I had some women me that we tailors were "like a from Heaven ui a time of nerd this They sure treat u* II." We can have anything wr r want out there in Lon? which is practicably controlled navy now. This is the first' ever saw- anyone g*»t killed right beiore my r it made*my blood i. and n cold believe mf We but tl are k the r count comr í ere to grt under wav tb s we* k e order has been can. riled We i'pmg up full steam power 111 igines days and night on ac- if the tidal wa*.r. If one should' this ship may lard “high and dry ’ on the beach. Right now we are anchored 7 miles off shore If an- thing thing serious happens 1 will let you Don’t worry about me because ■>e ail O K. Good bye, and know I wil write oon. Dii Or* Tennessee.

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  1. The Jacksonville Daily Journal,
  2. 19 Mar 1933, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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