Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on July 6, 1937 · Page 2
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•"« ' i^w'^^ TWO •THE CORSTCAJTA DAILY'. SON, TUESDAY,'. JULY 6, 19S7. EARHART (Continued From Page One) Eastern Standard time (2:45 CST) radioing the plane: "We can see your flares; are coming toward you." Forty-five minutes later came a second message: "We see your flares. Go ahead." Then came tho bitter anti-climax when officers of the cutter reported to listening land stations the ship's lookout might haye mistaken heat flashes for a flare, and later, t«elr decision It was "probably a meteor." Tiny Howland Island, destination of Mlsg Earhart's 2,570-milo flight from British New Guinea last week, also reported seeing tho lights. Flares carried by the missing plane could not havo been sighted by both, Second Futllo Dash. This is the second time tne Itasca has made a wild chase to locate what appeared to be flares. Last Friday the cutter sped eastward from Howland, whore it was stationed for tho flight but found the lights it thought were flares were only rising stars. The lights were seen today from 280 miles north of Howland, where an incomplete radio message yesterday indicated the filers were drifting with the current of the equatorial sea. Miss Earhart'g husband, George Palmer Putnam, however, was so firmly convinced the message was misinterpreted that the San Francisco Coast Guard radio sent out a message to searching ships of three nations asking them to shift their hunt 280 miles southeast of Howland Island. Putnam based his opinion on the inability of his wife's radio to operate when the plane is on the water. The radio batteries were situated under the wing •where they would be useless if she alighted on water. He has persistently held to the belief she had reached one of tho tiny atolls which dot tho equatorial Pacific None is within 300 miles north of Howland. Could Not Radio. Lieut. Frank Johnson, San Francisco Coast Guard communications officer, radioed the battleship Colorado, nearlng the scene from Honolulu: ' "Information just received from Lockheed factory (builder of tne plane) states positively Earhart's piano radio transmitter could not repeat nor operate If plane in water." He suggested tho Colorado send , her three planes today to fly over the Phoenix Islands, about 280 miles southeast of Howland. Officials here also began to share the belief that Miss Earhart, if alive, ha s found a temporary haven on some remote coral reef or sand pit. They indicated the search would veer toward Phoenix in accordance with the San Francisco request. •i Coast / Guardsmen, however, commented: "We can't overlook and bet. We must consider the possibility that Miss Earhart picked up new radio equipment somewhere on her flight, and also Noonans' known adaptability." They suggested Noonan may have adapted tho radio to work, when the plane was on the water, ; .possibly from spare batteries which land observers did not know about. •.-.' to Continue Search. Their attitude indicated the Itas- *sa, the navy mine sweeper Swan, and the British freighter Moorby would continue searching north of Howland. None of the observers doubted that at least some of tne many messages purporting to come from Miss Earharts' radio were authentic. "There is reason to believe," Putnam commented at tho San Francisco Coast Guard station where he listened to reports, that some of the half-intelligible messages were actually from his wife. It was "impossible," he said, for this to be correct if she were drifting on the ocean north ot Howland. He said he felt "very definitely" they were ,011 land somewhere south of Howland. The San Francisco Coast Guard reported a computation on the basis of a bearing taken from the yesterday's radio signal by PanrAraerlcan and Miss Earhart'j last': known message when she , save the sunline, "give Indication f of • her position in the Phoenix group. This is further substan- , tiated by technicians who feeltne A plane's radio could function only TT if on shore." jf Naval officers said they thought the Colorado would change her course to comply with this mes- H sage. _ Naval Vessels En Route. y -They also hinted that when the / United States aircraft carrier Lex' j , ington and an accompanying fleet , • of four destroyers join the search r, t they will swing to the Phoenix C< gr.oup. This armada is en route . . from San Diego, Calif., via Honolulu, where they will refuel, fc-t American naval officers haz- ?-4 arded no guess as to which • part i'f ot the search the Japanese air- l' ! . plane carrier Kamol would Join. f., 1 The Kamol, lasest warchaft to a ' speed toward the scene, like the ,'V' v Lexington, carried a full corns'' ~ plement of planes ready to throw iv" , Into the four-day hunt, \ i Costs of the various rescue ex- IV' ipedltions mounted into unofficial & f i estimates of hundreds of thous- 9j ands of dollars, as shlp s of ; thi;ee 3p nations sped to the hunt. H'* '_Message Heard Ycstcrddny. *»!" The message which suddenly "Converged the search 281 miles f A ?P rtn of Howland was heard at <* /« i a< ™«L yesterday (T:13 a. 'in. ' -^IQaatern Standard time) (6:12 •-,O, S. T.) ^It was fragmentary, faint, and lartly blotted out with static, ^hree operators at Wallupe naval 'Station pieced it together- as follows: . North Howland... .Call -. (the signature of ttioEar- \¥T-- P lane >".;-beyond north.... ,iPont' hold with us much longer '-,". i .Above water... .Shut off.". JTSearching agencies interpreted the message—if It came from the. ;>n(sslng couple—as. an indication 'Of various things, that the plane )waa sinking/that radio transmit ;8jon was failing because of weak"*"— batteries, that the plane floating, and that gasoline isaary to turn the right motor . .furnish electricity was near laustion. , , ; Claims New Earhart Contact JBAN FRANCISCO, July 8,-W it guard headquarters here, announced it was informed -Wand, ).rad.lo * amateur re, Joking vup a message pur from Amelia Earhart, •.Kvfeti'lx. at 6s35 a. m. ;andard time), name was with- GERMAN NEWSPAPER CRITICIZED SPEECH II. S. AMBASSADOR LONDON INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH OF BIGHAM HELD "AGITATIVE" BERLIN, July 6.—(ff)—The Duetscho Allegsmelne Zeltung tonight criticized a London Independence Day speech by United States Ambassador Robert Worth Bingham as "ngitatlve" criticism of "other European peoples." (Ambassador Bingham, addressing the Amcfrlcan Society In London Monday, said "Despots havs forced America and Britain to undertake rearmament and, having undertaken it, we. must necessarily win the rearmament race.") Tho controlled German newspaper, reflecting noticeable Nazi Irritation, asked: "Should an American ambassador accredited in a European capital make agltative speeches against other European peoples? Bingham, in London, incited the so-called democracies against the so-called dictatorships in almost unbelievable fashion." Little Interest In San Angelo Election SAN ANGELO, July 6.—(/P)— Only 200 votes had been cast by Sun Angelo property owners early this afternoon in an election to decide on the proposed Issuance of $100,000 In bonds to finance a. park rehabilitation and expansion program. The city has approximately 5,000 qualified voters. Construction of a $40,000 swimming pool is a minor objective in a $200,000 park and recreational program. Part of the expenditures would be for rehabilitating park areas swept by two unprecedented floods last September; held while a coast guard officer hurried to Oakland to investigate tho report. No other station apparently picked up the report, but coast guard officials said they were informed tho Oakland amateur heard a message, which he quoted: "Two-hundred-eighty-one miles north Howland. Cannot hold out much longer. Drifting northeast. Motor sinking In water." Officers pointed out the report was very similar to one which came in yesterday morning and on which the coast guard cutter Itasca is basing its latest search. The coast guard said It had not picked up any signal, carrier or otherwise, from the missing avla- trlx and her navigator, Frederick J. Noonan, who vanished shortly before noon Friday while nearlng Howland Island on their flight around the world. Would Get News First. WASHINGTON, July 6.— (ff>— Coast Guard officials said today it was Improbable that news of the sighting of Amelia Earhart's plane would be known before word was received at headquarters In Washington. At 11:40 a. m. (EST) the Coast Guard had been without direct word from the cutter Itasca since 5:40 a. m. (EST), when the res- due ship announced lights it had sighted were meteors Instead of flares from tho Earhart plane, as was thought possible an hour earlier. Officials believed garbled versions of tho Itasca reports about tho lights were responsible for rumors from various places that the Earhart piano had been sighted. The Itasca is under orders to report as quickly as possible to Washington, where President Hoosevelt and Secretary Mongeji- thau are anxiously awaiting word from the missing avlatrix. Mattorn Voices Hope. i I KANSAS CITY, July 8.— W)— I Jimmie Mattorn, who himself was ' lost 16 days in the wilds of Siberia of a 'round-the-world flight In 1033, voiced hope today for the safety of Amelia Earhart "Her plane will float indefinitely," Mattern said, "But she's in a pretty bad situation." Mattern flew here yesterday from Oklahoma City to spend a week studying navigation and radio problems in preparation for his proposed flight from Oakland, Calif., to Moscow, Russia, via the north pole. Bank Clerk Charged Assault on Father SAN ANTONIO, 'July 8 — Edward C. Howe, Jr., 23-year-old bank clerk, was charged today with assault to murder bis father In Justice of the Peace Raymond Qerhardt'8 court. The elder' Howe, 46, who Is under treatment at a local hospital, was struck with an efght-pound sledge hammer during an alterca- tion in his back yard Saturday. The' bank clerk was released under a $1,000 bond by Criminal District Judge W. W. McCrory Monday. The bond was continued by Justlc'e Gcrhardt Bank of France Reduces Rates PARIS, July 6.-<AV-The Bank of France reduced Us rediscount rat* from 6 to 5 per cent today. The reduction was possible- because the "floating franc," cut loose from its restrictions by Ca- mlllc Chautemps' new government last week, steadied with for- elgn exchange, '•Interest on loans' on securities, wag lowered from 7 to 8 per cent and Interest on 30 day loans waa down from 8 to 6 per cent, . • s *' Sun Want Adi Bring Results. Has NO Information. WASHINGTON, July 6.-W- The coast guard cutter Itasca reported at 12,61 p. m, (E. S. T,) today she had no information about the Earhart plane. Tho message was sent to Washington In response to a request that the Itasca search -near Howland island, report on numerous rumors that • she had been found, or heard from the missing plane this morning. The Itasca reported at 5:40 a. m. (E, S. T.) that lights, -which officers at first thought might be flares from the Earhart plane, were only meteors. Another Amateur Reports Earhart Call SAN FRANCISCO, July ... . . Another radio amateur reported he had heard Amelia Earhart'F voice oh the air today and. efforts were made Immediately to check the report, , Coast Guard officers said their station here -had not picked, up' any further word from the avla- trlx and her companion, Frederick J. Noonan, but they sent a man to check the report made by' the amateur, Charles Miguel :of Oakland, Calif. ' George Palmer Putnam, husband of the filer, and his assistant, H, Pimltry, also ' Interviewed. Miguel and remained at his station for hours. Dimitry said he and Putnam left Miguel's homo at 8:10 a. m. today and that at 6:3$ the amateur reported' he .picked up the message. Miguel told Dimitry the message began with the letters "NRU.I," the call -letters of: the Coast Guard cutter Itasca, search- Ing for Miss Earhart> and Noonan m the' vicinity of'Rowland Island. This wad followed br "KHAQCi" Miss Earhart's. call letters, Miguel said. Tjicn ,he ;quoted.,\1jhe Tries" 8<1 "Calllng x x (faded ' SOS SOS SOS. KHAQQ, KHAQQ. "281; miles north Howled. Cannot hold out much longer, Drifting northwest, We above water. Motor , sinking ' In water, Very wet. xxx (then faded followed by letter* NEW' * •it*' DRASTIC STORE-WIDE REDUCTIONS. 1 The whole town's talking! Don't wait—grab your purse and dash to Penney's today! Join the steady stream of customers! Get your armful of bargains. Check the dramatic savings you'll find in Penney's July-Clearance! We're sacrificing up-to-date merchandise to make room for our advance fall stocks! You'll find truly sensational bargains—selections that are still varied-^-and things that are right for right now! Repriced to Clear Summer Materials Table No. 1 Assortment of Blister Sheers, Flax- ens, Dotted Swiss, Batiste. 18c All from our higher priced materials. Table No. 2 Sun Bonnet Batiste All women know what a value . this Is. Table No. 3 EMBROIDERED EYELET Batistes and Dress Lace ( 3 yards for $1.OO Women's READY-TO-WEAR OUR STOCK OF SUMMER DRESSES 3.44 It's Summer-time . . . va- /cation - time and play time! Penney's Clearance has x 'most every type of dress you could want ... and at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES! Crepes, chiffons, Bem- bergs, Spun - Lins and many other fabrics! 12-44. Clearance Hot Specials WOMEN'S DOTTED SWISS DRESSES $1.39 These dresiei sell for much more. Come in and see them. Sizes 14 to 52. WOMEN'S LINEN SUITS $1.50 You can always use a linen suit for vacation wear and at this price you must have one. MEN'S POLO SHIRTS 77C Don't confuse these with cheaper rayon shirts. All •tyles In sport backs and yoke shoulders. MEN'S AND BOYS' Bathing Trunks 98o Pure wool worsted with athletic support built in. Retail for more. MEN'S WASH TIES IOC Men, you should buy several of these. Just the thing for summer. CHILDREN'S SUNNY TUCKER DRESSES 77c Fast color, good styles. Sunny Tucker quality. All sizes, 3 to 10. NEW SHIPMENT Cretonnes IOC Take advantage of this price while you can. This will be higher. BIG 80x106 BED SPREADS 90c See these to know what they are. Rayon and cotton special. LADIES' WHITE GLOVES 77C Mesh, Bembergs and other materials. MEN'S Covert Pants SANFORIZED 98c While They Last. Choice of Entire Stock of Cool Summer HATS Savings you can't afford to miss! Styles and materials you'll adore to wear. They're this season's newest, most "altering fashions, Priced unbelievably low! Hurry! They'll sell fast! 68c 150 FAIRS BOYS' SANFORIZED Slacks Repriced to Clear 99C Cool summer pants, doeskin, twills, kool cloth, and assorted suitings, Come early and fit. the boy up. Sizes 7 to 16. Men's Summer SUITS Repriced to Clear! Men's Tropical Worsted Mens Pure Linen Suits A real value In men's summer vacation suit. Come early to get your choice while we have sizes. Sizes 34 to 42. STRAW HATS ENTIRE STOCK—CHOICE 77c Come Early for Your Size. Smart-Looking! ODD LOTS Repriced to clear. These shirts are from our stock ot, much better shirts. 44c Men's and Boys' Summer SHOES Table 1 Women's Sandals Three Assortments of Women's WHITE SHOES The biggest value of the Clearance. Table 2 Children's or Women's STRAPS AND OXFORDS $1,OO Table 3 • Assortment of Growing GIRLS' OXFORDS $2.00 BIGGEST LITTLE STORE IN CORSICANA

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