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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1937 illl HELD nm n 11 c c 1 1 m Ull nuuuimi PHI CHARGE Member of Famous Georgian family Is Involved in Anti-Soviet Intrigue MOSCOW, Jan. M.-WH-Con-teased Trotzkylsta, on trial for plotting the defeat of the Soviet Vision at war, implicated and caused the arrest of a Mdivani today and testified that the exiled Eeon Trptjsky bad liven this sabotage order: He more human Victims the better!" Bydy Mdivani, former Soviet commercial attache at Paris and identified by Soviet officials s a brother of the marrying Georgian princess, was placed under arrest after testimony of two of the 17 defendants bad implicated him in the alleged conspiracy. 3. N. Drobnis, black-bearded -for met secretary to the Mayor of Moscow said he (Drobnis) had relayed the Trotzky instructions to Soviet industrial "wreckers." ' ACCORDING TO PLAN The schemes were to. well drawn, he declared, that although he, was arrested last August ft an explo sion planned in the Kuzbas Mines occurred September 23, as ached uled. - Christian Rakovsky, noted for mer ambassador to France, who was the last of the exiled Trotsky Plants Here Fail to Heed Strike Call 400 Pickets Assemble at Chevrolet, Fisher Places; Workers Refuse to Quit Both the Chevrolet and Fished Body 'plants at 69th Avenue ana Foothill Boulevard were operating today despite a strike call issued loday despite a strike call issued y the United Automobile Workers lata to recant, was implicated in the conspiracy by Drobnis. The defendant said N. I. Muraloff, another of the 17, told him Ra kovsky knew of the "Trotzky par allel center" formed to overthrow the Stalin reeime. (Rakovsky, who left his Paris post In 1037 after a stormy international controversy started by his signature on a proclamation urging the workers of all countries to arise, was exiled with Trotzky in 1928. In 1934, however, he submitted to Bolshevist rule and returned from Siberia). MORE SABOTAGE Mara sabotage testimony came from Mikhail Solomonovlch Bogus-lavaky, who identified himself as the assistant to Gregory Piatikoff, former assistant commissar for heavy industry, in wrecking coal mines aad railroads. Mdivani. .known as a disclnle of Troteky before the now banished Bolshevist fell from favor, was said to be a prisoner at Tiflls, Georgia. -CGeorgla is a republic in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics where, in caarist days, the Mdivani family ware winces of the realm.) His arrest was ordered, officials said, on the strength of testimony yesterday by Karl Radek, former editor of bvestia, who linked the famous Mdivani family with the alleged conspiracy to overthrow communism by helping Germany and Japan defeat Russia at war. XOS ANGELES, Jen. M.---W)-Da. vid Mdlvani'a attorney," Mrs. Jfctni Plummer, said today the Bydy Mdivani arrested by Soviet Russian officials is not a brother of the Georgian pri WW' oiorm Strands U. S. Shin in Aegean Sma LONDON, Jan. 25.W)--The steamer Exmoor of the American Jfcpc-rt Lines was reported stranded in a violent blizzard today near Smyrna, a Turkish port on the Aegean Sea. .the Turkish salvage steamer Alemdar was en route to the Ex-moor's assistance. The Exmoor, a 4999-ton vessel, left Constsnza, Rumania, January 15 for New York. She was believed to be carrying both passengers and cargo. nt Amor Ira Nriv 4no pickets, some oi wnom identified themselves as members nt fh international Longshoremen's Association. U. A. W. A. and other unions, surrounded the two plants Shortly before 7 a. m. dui were un-fucefSsful in their attempt to persuade workers to remain outside. A special 'detail of M" police was seat to the scene and workers passed through the picket lines without molestation. jmh$ workers entered the plants, ikBtets yelled "strike strike" but made no efforts to stop them. NORMAL OPlAinKNII i !WftrJtnal production sclffihiles are being maintained today at the Chevrolet and fisher Body assembly tfautt in Oakland." it was stated shortly after noon by s. u naw and C. N. Daniels, resident managers i ih- .', iVi.,i.m ;,!;..-) hen in denying reports that the strike called by the United Automobile Workers had affected, in any way, their operations and schedules to day. - "The number of absent workmen his morning," they said, "did not exceed the usual figure during recent weeks because of illness." Shew said there were a number of workmen who failed to report this morning but he believes their absence is due to illness. "There were not enough away to curtahv operations," he added. The picketers turned away a truck load of springs which was being delivered to the plant from the L. A. Young Spring and Wire com ply. Frank Slaby. president of the VWWIIU HiUVU) VWUWU Mt VUI half of the 3000 workers in the General Motors plants reported for duty. He predicted that both plants would be "closed tighter than s drum" by tonight.. aiaby said ne am not believe there would be any necessity for further picketing. As soon as the workers had passed through the picket lines this morning, I. L. A, leaders in trucks drove up and took their members from the two plants, leaving only a small number of other strikers on duty. . The police detail under Sergeant G. D. Skelton were keeping the street on the plant side clear of all pedestrians but were permitting a few pickets to walk on the opposite sides of the streets around the plants. Slaby laid the strike order had been issued from the East and was ordered by the National headquar ters of the union in an effort to close all of General Motors operations, ij award Hall, an international vice-president of the U, A. W. A., has been here several weeks organizing workers In the two plants. A union mass meeting has been called for tonight at the headquarters at 11th and Clay Streets, Slaby said, and expressed the belief that all workers in both plants would join the strike. WOOD 1 RELIEF ASKED BY RED CROSS 3-MILE FIRE SWEEPS CINCINNATI, TEA AAA I?AI? XT A TT?r CUrYDHT A fT? Congress Will Be Asked for Flood Aid Appropriation White House Announces . (Continued From Page 1.) th ronneratinc departments on a 24-hour basis. He then telephoned C. A. Dykstra, City Manager at Cincinnati "The Federal Government Is atAndhu- behind Cincinnati and the entire Ohio Valley Hood zones. I am dlsDatchlns: more Coast Guard life-saving crews to your aid. ' 1 ' ' The government stands ready to aid In any way. SUMMARY OF SITUATION IN STRICKEN AREA Here is a summary of the gov ernment relief situation: Bed Cross: Workers in every at' fected county and providing food clothing and medical supplies; more than 400,000 reported nomeiess; transporting supplies is biggest rob I em. Army: Fifth Corps Area establish ing refugee camps; troops evacuat In 17.000 from Paducah, Ky ; quar termaater depots and general supply stations opened; engineers say mis sissippi River will aDsoro in waters without danger. Navv: Sending rescue boats and operating personnel from Philadel phia and NorfoiK. va.; win open Marine Corps stores and Naval supplies when Red Cross needs further resources. WPA: 30.000 workers evacuating families and manning looa aepots; women making 100,000 comforters and 100.000 mattresses for refugees; gathering all surplus foodstuffs in flood area; relief rolls opened to destitute victims. Coast Guard: 800 men, 200 boats, 15 i, lanes ordered to region; portable radio stations attempting to reach isolated areas. f!CC: 12.000 boys in camps in stricken area aiding in relief work; all supplies placed at disposal of Red Cross. Industrial Blaze C au s e Damage of $2,000,000; Hundreds Saved in Boats (Continued From Page 1 .) ) 'fSt r0WER IN CITY V i v-- iopnhshwiiq s v ; pill A n i ii r n V. ) V7 known dead I ,nufUuHlfW niimJ j f 8 S . H y H J2a , P fire adds TERfcoa. JTmmiUEfwHmiN6 - t V Na I ft I L U ) III I LI X fMTW teiai HITS NEW fll h S v SvfimmttJ, Jpnmni Evicts I puts relief 1 gESIST, ijsy RIOTING, yA 1 E otaiN panic grips L- z " JlgEE: VV REPORT 14 DEAD J "Sap on river island Km THE TOLL HOMELiSS-oVer 400,000 REPOmO PEAP 59 PROPERTY LOSS-MILLIONS This map shows how flood waters have covered the Midwest and South today. Fire, disease and hunger have added to the mounting Martial Law Faced by Louisville, 300,000 Residents Need Aid (Continued From Page I.) Windows in the 'office of the News Letter, San Francisco weekly, were broken by rocks last night in an attack which John Le Berthon, editor, blamed on waterfront strikers. Le Berthon has attacked the policies of Harry Bridges, longshore union leader, in his publication. Damage to the office at 524 Market Street, San jrancisco, was estimated by I Berthon at shjq. matelv a wore. Reports from Frankfort Indicated U or more eenvleta had been killed In efforts to escape the water-bound prison. Louisville had four dead and three were known dead out In the State. Authorities said more deaths possibly would be reported when many towns now completely cat off by failure of communication and transportation lines are once mere bie to contact the outside worleV The Mayor appealed yesterday to all who could to leave town and an estimated 3000 were sent out on trains. General Maylor suggested that martial law might be the most efficient way to meet the situation as it would avert any possible conflict of authority. Boating crews were handicappea ny xacx oi Strike Situation Today MARITIME, all V. S. Pacific ports,f ders. Forty-five out of work. Car day Some sources say end. of strike in seven or eight days "likely.' I L. A and employers to disease checkers' wages, hours. Termination of Eastern and Gulf strike ratified by men, thus eliminating one question concernfng-e, Pacific Coast strike. Strikers total 40,000; 227 shies' harbor-bound WAREHOUSEMEN. Metropolitan Oakland, WTO day-Five hundrea and fifty employees of five terminal warehouses not working. Negoue tions under way. DRUG WAREHOUSEMEN. Oak land and San Francisco, 45TH day-Settlement reported near In labor dispute preventing operation. Of Oakland's only wholesale drug firm . and three San Francisco firms. In Oakland 33 warehousemen, four teamsters and one delivery man out bf work No strike in Oakland, but anions picketing plant as outgrowth of San Francisco strike of S3 warehousemen of same company. BATTER V PLANT, Oakland. ttiSit day Stalemated. Federal 'Wm'Vtitoa member, on strike, to-kal affected lid. BOAT BUILDING PLANT. Ala penters picket plant BAG INDUSTRY, Ban Francisco, 74TH day -united Textile Workers ori strike in four plants; 080 workers out. No negotiations. UPHOLSTERERS, San Francisco, MTH day Unsettled in two firms; 25 men out. No negotiations. POULTRY WAREHOUSE. Hay ward, ISTH day Twenty-five ware housemen on strike at grain ware house of Hay ward Poultry Produc err Association. SHIPYARDS. Metropolitan Oak land an San Francisco, . 7ITH day Fourteen groups involved, 85 af fected at Alameda ilant of Bethle hem Shipbuilding Corporation, and unions claim snwo at two ban Fran cisco plants, No negotiations. MARINE MACHINISTS, Metro politan Oakland and San Fran Cisco, 4ND day Machinists' Union on strike at shipyards as part of maritime strike. Strikers total 450, total kept from work by strike est! mated at 1500. including 560 in three Oakland plants. FISHING INDUSTRY, Monterey, 8TH day Two thousand cannery workers continue negotiations with employers. Six hundred deep sea fisnermen in accord with employ- eda, WRD day Plant of Hunter I era but defer return to work pend- soat company nosed arter diior- ing settlement of cannery strike. SPECIAL! 0.1...I..B 'MfiUWlL Skill is gained from expar. i ience. Our operators are I artists in giving you a smart new coiffure. This long lasting wave includes shampoo and flngerware. I Shampoo, Blase and rn Fiagerware DUC Complete Beauty Services AT POPULAR PRICES y . ftrMMtiti n to mMi H fl Hours J I A. M. to I P. M. throughout the night, adequate lighting. The city was plunged into total darkness shortly before midnight when the last operating power plant succumbed to the merciless waters. Only candles, flashlights and lanterns Dierced the blackness and gloom, - The City Hall, one of several refugee bases, handled 25,000 Sunday, officials estimated. The building was sandbagged to keep out water. From bases homeless were sent to housing stations. Although thousands already have been rescued, other hundreds are still marooned in Inundated sections and appealing for aid. Guided only by flashlights and lanterns, rescue parties worked throughout the night In darkness. Mayor Miller urged an residents to evacuate. Food supplies dwindled rapidly and Louisville police were ordered "shoot to kill" all looters. National Guardsmen aided city police and firemen patrolling stricken areas. 3000 BATTLE WAY By dusk yesterday after almost 24 hours of a constant downpour-calls for help became frantic. Approximately 3000 persons fought their way to a railroad station where three relief trains carried the refugees to Indiana towns that offered shelter. Every available truck was pressed into relief service and relief officials appealed for boats. Mayor Miner asked citizens xo leave -if they possibly could. He es timated homeless in Louisville and Its suburbs at 200,000 nearly three-quarters of the city's population. oil flams urP too nrr mMi tl.SOO.000 gSTlMATIP DAMASC IN on -f ao ?me i't Man lono ano ' QNt HALF MILS WIDE m . JUUHSSU 1 n 1 k aaaaaaaaii i i i i MILL Vggl V I tLHNtO i Iff T hi aV I tvr ctvifft Jsp, i J JI J I rovArtTorv a rr, ,,, v,, . - tragedy, which so far has taken a heavy toll in dreds of thousands are homeless. 0 100 w4 human lives. Hun- A. P. IVirephoto Here Is Summary of Flood Situation by States, Cities Washington The By the Associated Press White Houseftion almost Ohio Rivt AT 7S.1 nrr ANO $TM RiStN.6, CINCINNATI, Jan. 25. This shaded area of flooded Mill Creek at the left shows where fire swept along a three-mile front as gasojine floating on flood waters was ignited. 'The Crosley Radio planti badly damaged by fire, is indicated at the left center. -A. P. IVirephoto. ' " Kennett Dam Site Wins Provisional Army Approval WASHINGTON, Jan.. 25.-0P) Reclamation Bureau announced today provisional approval of the Kennett site for a storage reservoir on the Sacramento River in Cali fornia. Commissioner John C. Page said the dam, a unit of the $170,000,000 General Valleys Project, would be constructed at the Kennett site f "provided that satisfactory arrange ments can be made promptly with the Southern Pacific Railway Company for moving its tracks from the reservoir site." Page notified Secretary Ickes bids were being invited at Denver today for construction of a four- mile section of canal in the Contra Costa division of the project and would be opened March 1. Democratic Clubs To Map Campaign Campaign issues and the nomination of candidates for the Oakland municipal election in April will be discussed tonight and tomorrow at the meetings of two Democratic ClUbS. : Tonight the Fourteenth Assembly District Democratic Club, headed by Richard Silvey. will meet at the Franklin School at Foothiu uouie vard and Ninth Avenue. Tomorrow night the Central Dem ocratic Club of the Seventeenth District. E. G. Webb executive sec retary, will meet at the Lowell School at 14th and Myrtle Streets. Both clubs will discuss the ques tion of putting a complete Democratic ticket into the municipal election, although the offices are non-partisaa , For Economy 'FULL-SACK" JACK Recommend Our Ull. JACK JAK 71 aaaaTJtJaaaaanaaaaalsEfe WJ& WiJL Jr aw A KVV Our New Phone Number FRuitvale 8811 Roosevelt Speaks 7:30 to 8 Tonight President Franklin D. Roosevelt Will be heard on KGO, FSFO and KFRC from 7:30 to 8 o'clock tonight in a special broadcast arranged in connection with the annual President's Birthday ball, to be observed throughout the country on January 30. The Chief Executive will speak from the White House. said Congress would be asked to pay relief costs In the flood area, where 400,000 were homeless. The Red Cross asked the Nation to contribute $4,000,000 for relief. OHIO Estimated 103,000 homeless. Known dead, 11. Cincinnati Fire and flood cause at least $6,500,000 damage. Eight dead. Power shutoff threatened. Blazing oil tanks bring Increasing fire danger. Water shortage oecomes acute. River stage of 80 feet predicted. Now 79.1 feet, more than 27 feet above flood stage. 5,000 homeless. Portsmouth Three - fourths of town under water. About 25,000 homeless and National Guardsmen threaten to evacuate 5000 more. PomeroyT3500 residents without electricity or gas,' i seuaire, nriefpori vinuauy isolated. KENTUCKY About 215,000 homeless. At: least nine dead, with 15 convicts reported slain at Frankfort. Louisville About 200,000 refugees and remainder of 330,000 population urged to leave. Power shut off. Health clinics opened. Frankfort 2900 convicts from State Penitenitary being evacuated Fifteen reported slain. The report was not officially confirmed,. Paducah Business district inun dated. Refugees stream from city. About 27,000 expected to-flee. Dayton Residents flee to hills. Augusta Town almost deserted. Bursting oil drum adds fire threat. INDIANA Estimated 53,000 homeless. Martial law in 33 counties. A report that four were dead at Lawrenceburg was unconfirmed, EvansvlIIe Thousands retreating Into Central Indiana. Stories of deso lation and privation come .from Lawrenceburg, near Cincinnati, O., to Mt. Vernon in Southwest tip of State. Albany Evacuation of 28,000 ad vised, ; 4 , ' ; LaWrenceburg Portion of town surrounded by water. ILLINOIS Estimated 20,000 refugees in seven counties along the Ohio and Wa bash Rivers. At least three dead, Cairo River stage at 58.08. creeping up 80-foot flood' wall. Mayor urges ' all women and children to evacuate. Shawneetown Town isolated Guardsmen seek to evacuate 1000 by boats. About 500 marooned in schoolhouso,- Harrisburg Power, communica entirely shut off by Ohio backwaters. Portion of town inundated. EI Dorado Governor Henry Horner arrives to direct flood relief work. - MISSOURI "Eleven known dead. Embattled farmers, armed with shotguns twice prevent releasing pent-up Mississippi waters into 131,000-acre flood-way at Birds Point-New Madrid. Waters later reported to haVe broken through. ARKANSAS Three known dead. St. Francis River batters down new levee near Trumann, inundating 90,000 acres more. Expect 15,000 in refugee camps. , : TENNESSEE State begins to realize flood danger as Mississippi rises. Relief depot set up at Memphis to care for '5000 homeless. Plan to care for 45,000 more." " , WEST VIRGINIA Ohio River rises again. At least 15,000 homeless. Seven itii. Wheeling 10,000 forced to flee homes they had entered after previous floods. River threatens to reach 48-foot stage again. Parkeraburg Citizens flee as authorities warn river may reach 60-foot stage. Many marooned on roofs. PENNSYLVANIA Three big rivers of Pittsburgh threaten another flood as heavy rains wash snow down from mountains, Weather observer predicts 35-foot stage. One dead. Sedatives Relieve Pain, Pope Active VATICAN CITY, Jan. 25.-0P) Pope Pius XI, his pain slightly eased by a powerful new sedative, headed world wide celebrations today of the 19th centenary of the conversion of St. Paul. The aged Pontiff heard mass in his private qhapel and sent his blessing" to the pontifical ceremony in St. Paul's Basilica which was attended by a number of cardinals. Vatican sources reported for the first time since his illness he asked below the hill on which the building is located. Fire still burned at mid-day iq the mill creek district where aa oil-fed blaze along a three mile front destroyed $1,500,000 to $2-000,000 In property Sunday. v Fire officials, however, expressed J confidence it was under controL m Only food stores, drug stores ano eating places operated as the river rose to an unprecedented marie within afoot of the 80-foot crest predicted officially for tonight or tomorrow. -"Ten Coast Guard boats, each with capacity of 20 persons, rescued hundreds of persons still in such danger spots as the tops of floating buildings, rooftops and, in some cases, the attics of two-story houses. ... While total damage from flood and fire mounted toward the $7,- 000,000 mark, City Manager Dyk Stra said: "The water situation In Cincinnati is becoming grave. The four hours' drain on the water sesvice since the pumps were shut off indicates that water consumers were not as careful in their use of water as will be necessary. In the four hours of use so far, we have depleted our supply more than 25 per cent. WATER EXHAUSTION IN THREE DAYS FEARED "Unless the people of Cincinnati will exercise more self-control in the use of water, we will be without it entirely in three days, "It is imperative that you use water only for cooking and drinking purposes. Tonight water will be turned on only for one hour, from 6 to 7 p. m. If too much water is used during that hour, it will be necessary to turn it on for only 30 to 15 minutes daily, hereafter. "The City Manager urges the cooperation of everyone in this grave emergency. "Cincinnati now has available 3V 000 kilowatts of electricity one-seventh of normal. "The gas supply is all right. "Some Dayton, O. (52 miles away), industries have shut down in Order to give their current ttraBncinnati in this emergency. "With only one-seventh of normal, supply of electricity everybody must conserve electricity to the maximum. ' ' ', ' ' - . ' ' "There can be no elevator ser vice, no electric transportation. "We must conserve so as to keep the hospitals, telephone,' police, fire tower and other vital necessl- . tlea going. "If the flood emergency lasts 10 days or longer it is our purpose to make the 100,000,000 gallons last that long. "Thir water works and the two electric plants went out at 74-75 feet Sunday but the river will probr ably have to drop to around 70 feet before the great wells in. the plants can be pumped out. That will take a day or so." Flames shot 300 feet high in the Sunday fire, which resulted when a trolley wire fell in gasoline float ing on the flood waters. Firemen continued to pour water early today into the Mill Creek area where oil fed flames swept over a three-mile front Sunday. The fit which at one time4 set buildings ablaze, was under control with loss estimated by Fire Chief Houston at $1,500,000. 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F, 545 Phekfl Bid. 7' V OAKLAND TRIBUNE, MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1937 it ar-i, iirin.i TROOPS, POLICE, FIREMEN AID RESCUE OF THOUSANDS Hundreds ot thousands of persons were left homeless today as flood waters swept through the Midwest and South. Police, Firemen, national guardsmen and civilians aided in many rescues. At the left, a rowboat is carrying a family to safety at Wheeling Island, West Virginia, as the Ohio River sent its muddy waters into the village. In the center, Aurora, Ind., presents a sad scene of desolation as the flood completely surrounds it. This town is only a few miles south west of Cincinnati and the arrow points to floating oil tanks of the same type which caused Cincinnati's disastrous fire. At the right, a Cincinnati mother bundles her bahy in warm blankets before leaving her flood-bound home in a rowboat. Note the height of the water on the power pole and transformer in the background. The transformer is 20 feet from the ground. ''A. P. Wirephotos. FARMERS THREATEN FIGHT WITH GUARDS IF LEVEE IS BLASTED OPEN Owners of Land Seek to Block Cut in Bank Ordered to Save Cairo From Flood; Citizens Ordered Out MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 25. (U.R) f he said they failed when armed -U. S. Army engineers today dynamited the Missouri side levee of the Mississippi just below Cairo, 111., to lower flood waters threatening; to inundate , that city of more than 14,000 population. rATTrt til Tow AvvYiu mcH- V.fllLlU, AX.., VOll. " ...in. , .-r.- Sneers, piptected by guns of Missouri National' Guardsmen, prepared to cut the Mississippi levee southwest of here today to save this city of 14,000 from complete inundation. Farmers who till the 131,000 acres of land which engineers say must be flooded to save Cairo, patroled the top c". the9 levee with shotguns and pistols. They were determined to prevent opening of ti e levee. It was the first test of a $27,000,-000 floodway system erected after the 1927 floods. Two levees extended-30 miles along the Mississippi from Bird Point, Mo., to New Madrid, Mo. Between them are 131,000 acres of fertilefflffid. . . V The outside levee is known as ajk.the Madrid Duse. angmeers say "S by "blowing the Madrid Fuse" they ..i.. intn tho 131 nnn acres ItlGHDt v.iv. , enough water to relieve menacing pressure on the Cairo seawall. GOING HIGHER. The sea" wall surrounding Cairo can hold water up to 60 feet. Early today Water at the confluence of the Mississsippi and Ohio Rivers had reached 57 feet and was going higher. Capt. T. 3. Wilson, executive officer at U. S. Army engineers' headquarters in Memphis, Term., central organization point for this sector, said that four field workers attempted to cut the first levee yesterday near New Madrid. But farmers, mending weak sections, menaced them. He emphasized mere was no lignting. Gov. Lloyd Stark of Missouri then ordered a detachment of troops to protect engineers who planned to sever the levee to the north near Bird Point. , , Inhabitants of the area had been warned -to evacuate. Last night it was estimated 2000 had left but a few insisted on staying. BLAST AS LAST RESORT ' Engineers planned to use dynan mite on the levee only as a last resort. Mayor August Bode said he was ordering all women and children to leave Calm because of "the uncertainty a to the crest of the river here." Mayor Bode's proclamation ordered all able-bodied men to remain in the city for such services as might be needed. "Ample arrangements have been made, in case of necessity, for the removal by boat of all men remaining," it stated. j At Shawneetown, 111,, on the Ohio River, refugees were being evacu ated on a towboat and barge, Which arrived from Memphis last night. The tow and barge could carry 1000 persons, about two-thirds ot the city's residents. In Northeastern Arkansas, swept by the swollen St. Francis and Mississippi Rivers, it was estimated at least 12,000 were driven from their homes, according to reports here. The total grew last night wherr levees burst on the east side of Big Lake on the St. Francis. A tent city was planned at Jones-boro, Ark., to shelter refugees. 15 Killed, 50,000 in South Flee MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan 25.-Fear raced ahead of suffering down the Mississippi valley today while the center of the Great Basin began to feel the destructive might of the Ohio Valley's worst flood. Already 15 have been killed and nearly 50,000 driven from their homes in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri, v Memphis set up a central relief depot at its fair grounds to handle 5000 homeless. Elsewhere in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri, arrangements were hurried to care for 45,000 more. Engineers began the evacuation Qf 300 residents of Black Island in the Mississippi River, near Caruth-ersville, Mo., many of them badly in need of food and medical attention. ; , j - Paducah Asks-Plane To Bring Supplies Of Medicines Ull CABINET IN NEW I ilO PLUNGE IN RIVER KILLS 3 S. F. Chamber to Battle . Harmful Business Rows The San Francisco Chamber of intelligent and articulate with a yoice that can be heard." He declared that if either employer or Commerce today embarked on- program based on the premise that "quarreling between groups' of employers and employees should not be allowed to wrecK tne nappiness and welfare of the rest of our city." The program, as announced by J. W. Howell, newly-elected president, has the support of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Trade Association. "We will proceed, Howell said, "with the common purpose of bringing together all groups land individuals who desire to protect the inalienable rights of those engaged in industry, commerce, and agriculture to pursue their businesses without the possibility of ruination through the activities of minority groups. "The word 'business' includes all individuals engaged in it from top to bottom. Business is good only if it affords a fair and reasonable return to all connected with it." Howell said v "popular opinion must be organized so that it will be employee "fails to realize his obligations and responsibilities not only to his own industry but to the public, he-should be subjected to the force W our united opinion." Death Car Driver Is Held to Answer Herbert Lyon, 33. of 2526 East 21st Street, was held to answer to the Superior Court today on a charge of manslaughter by Municipal Judge Joseph A. Kennedy. Bail was set at $3000. j A machine driven by Lyon struck and killed 17-year-old Mary Ellen Wright last December 24 as the girl was returning with Christmas purchases to her home at 516 East 15th Street. The Dolice rerort sets forth that Lyon had been drinking? Mrs., Nellie wrignt, the victim s mother, is the complaining witness in the case. , P-iVI-N Pulls vou oil WHEN pain cripples you you're down-and-out! So learn how to beat it. Learn bow qnickjy Omega Oil relieves pain-rheumatic aches, stiff backs, aorc, strained muscles. Don't compare Omega with inferior liniments. For Omega Oil acta fast and safe. It's used and recommended by athletic trainers in every field of sport. Try it at the first twinge of lain. No bora or blister. Coats only 3S4 at any drug store. STOCKTON, Jan. 25,-rThree per sons, one a 6-year-old boy, were drowned in the King Island river yesterday, when the machine in which they were riding plunged out-oi-control down an embank ment into the 15-foot stream. The victims are Semon Noreta, 36: his son, John and an unidentified German ranch worker. Noreta was the driver of the car, which was proceeding from Stockton back to King Island, where he was employed at Camp No. 5. Julien Jara, 30, the fourth occupant of the machine, swam to safety. His companions, pinned under the vehicle in the river, drowned. Noreta is survived by a wife and six children. r. m. More Money Sought For Richmond P, O. RICHMOND, Jan, 25 Congressman Albert E. Carter will continue his efforts to obtain a larger sum for Richmond's proposed new post-office building, according to word received .by P. M. Sanford, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Carter recently sent word here that the appropriation had been increased from $100,000 to $121,000. Efforts had been made, to have the appropriation increased to $150,000 on the ground that this sum woul& be comparable with the appropriations made other cities of Richmond's size. . ' . PADUCAH, Ky Jan. 2B. U.W (By sKorf wa-ve radio) Re'sidents of Paducah appealed to Federal and State authorities today for an amphibian airplane to rush it medical supplies and other necessities. ' Jjfo other type of transportation could make the trip here from the outside, it was said. Flood waters from the Ohio River forced all of the city's 30,000 residents to flee their homes or to seek refuge in upper stories of business buildings; Typhoid serum was needed urgently, as was food, clothing and medicine for victims of pneumonia and influenza. From three to six feet of water swirled through the city, as authorities prepared to evacuate it in conformity with an order issued in Washington, It was thought that a sufficient number of boats were available to remove all persons from the city. But the problem of caring for the aged and sick re mained a serious one. The city was without lights, heat, telephones and power. C. H. Atchisson, St. Louis amateur radio operator, who intercepted several messages from Paducah during the night and early today, lost contact with the stricken city at 5:30 a. m (C.S.T.) He could hfcer only parts of the message appealing for an amphibian plane. He thought it contained a phrase pertaining to "troops" but could not be sure. "Apparently, the power had failed and the sender was using a battery which was weak." Atchisson said. Penngrove Woman Dies of Hemorrhage BERKELEY, Jan. 25. Mrs. Ida Kaartinen, 65, Penngrove, Calif., died at Berkeley General Hospital early today from the effects of a brain hemhorrage which occurred while she was attending services bit the Lutheran Church, Byron Street and Allston Way, yesterday. Police said Mrs. Kaartinen was visiting friends here, along with two companions, Mrs. Kirste Ahola of Petaluma and Mrs. Mary Osan- der of Santa Rosa. -t Aged Idahoan Dies After Fall in Snow TROY, Idaho, Jan. 25. W Exposure after he fell and lay in the snow for several hours last week claimed the life of Austin Nerson, about 90, here yesterday. He was north Idaho's first zero weather victim. A neighbor found the' enfeebled man in the snow, nearly frozen, after he fell on a walk home from dvwntown. your fob! TOKYO, Jan. 25.-df)-The efforts of Gen. Kazushige UgaW to form a new cabinet and end Japan's grave political situation were reported today to be blocked by army opposition. The Japanese press declared the army has refused to name a war minister for the Ugaki Government, automatically creating a deadlock. Japanese law requires a general officer on the active list must hold that cabinet post. The 68-year-old former Governor-General on Korea acce'pted his Emperor's command to form a government after a dramatic midnight ride from his home at Nagaoka. Ugaki met with Gen. Count Juichi Terauchi and Admiral Osami Nagano, ministers of war and navy respectively in the resigned cabinet of Premier Koki Hirota, but declined to make public the results of his discussions. Included in the demands of General Terauchi made on Ugaki, informed sources said, were: 1 Exclusion of party leaders from the cabinet. 2 Changes in the government structure. 7 Creation of a strong new right-est Darty from the existing par ties, thereby giving the government a majority in the Diet. The foms-f-imes minister of war was exnected to yield to the army's' wishes as much as possioie. The stock market, which declined sharply on Hirota's resignation, recovered appreciably. - ',' '; Funeral Set for Drowned Student Classrhates of Leland Robert Vinson, 15, Oakland Technical High School honor student who was drowned Saturday, will act as pall bearers at his funeral tomorrow, it was announced today. Vinson crashed through the frozen surface of an abandoned irrigation reservoir off Harbord Drive near Claremont Circle. Patrolman James Prentiss dived and released a frozen drainage valve after grappling failed the recover the body. The boy's grief -stricken mother, Mrs. Adah Vinson, 5456 Harbord Drive, said that she had repeatedly warned the boy to stay away-ffrom the reservoir. Mrs. Vinson was only recently widowed. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m., from the chapel of the Albert Brown Co., 3476 Piedmont Avenue, with interment at Mt. View Cemetery. NAZIS OFFER HANDS-OFF SPAIN PACT TO POWERt Italy Ready To Embargo Troop Flow ROME, Jan. 25. (IP) Premier Mussolini informed Great Britian today the Italian Government was prepared to place an embargo on the departure of volunteer troops to the Spanish Civil war.' II Ducs's accepted the points raised by the British demand Jan uary 10 for immediate ending of volunteers to gpain. The long awaited note recalled Mussolini's previous proposal to remove all foreigners now participating in the Spanish conflict, directly or indirectly, end asked England s opinion on its feasibility. Naturalization of foreign volun teers as is the reported intention! or the Spanish Socialist Government, the nete said, would "be con-tray to !any authentic policy of nonintervention;" ' - - Italy's proposed embargo on volunteers will be put into effect, trie note said, as soon as all other gov ernments adopt the same provision, Hitler Proposes Ban on Volunteers If Other -Reciprocate; Soft-Pedals Note to London BERLIN, Jan. 25. (IP) Germany announced today she was ready to promulgate a law making German volunteer participation in the Spanish war a penal offense but only if she has like assurances from other Nations concerned. A German note to Great Britain, patently conciliatory in tone, put it up to the London Non-intervention Committee to announce publicly that all Nations represented on the group have agreed, by a certain date, to stop the influx of foreign volunteers to Spain. This influx must be stopped by methods embracing a careful system of control, the note specified. Following such an announcement, the German note continued, Germany would put her volunteeer law into effect. (France has adopted a law to keep volunteers at home, and is ready v to use it in concert with other Nations. Great Britafn has invoked an old foreign enlistment act to stop her own volunteers. The Soviet Union has indicated she would participate in a general ban on volunteers, but noy in "unilat- pral neutrality.") or agree on the general lines of a e German note regretted" that system of control and fix the date th- British communication of Janu- for its effectiveness. arv in nn volunteers did not Bo The note declared the naturaliza tion proposal of the Valencia Gov ernment "reveals how effective has been the contribution of foreign volunteers 'to the forces of one of the parties to the conflict." Funeral Held for Spreckels' Daughter Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Spreckels Hamilton, .58, wealthy San Francisco society woman, were held today at the chapel of N. Gray & Co., Post and Divisadero Streets-Burial was to be at Cypress Lawn Cemetery. , Mrs. Hamilton, who was the widow of Alexander Hamilton, wealthy merchant and the daughter of John D. Spreckels, died early Saturday. t THIEF STEALS CIGARS A cigar-smoking thief, with plenty of nickels to spend, was sought by Oakland police today The thief broke into a tavern at 3922 La Cresta Avenue Saturday night and took $2 in nickels from pin-ball machines and a box of the best cigars in stock. into Germany's earlier suggestion i steps be Jaken to remove all foreign volunteers and "agitators" already in Spain. Members of the Reichstag were jiumirSbned today to meet in Berlin 4 Saturday Reichsfuehrer Hitler will aenver a review or inbzi aucum niiohrrtnt rfnrintf hi reeime. offi cials announced, and is expected. to make a pronouncement on Nazi foreign policy. Further decrees in Germany's campaign for national self-sufficiency probably will be disclosed. France Puts Peace Issue Up to Germany PARIS. Jan. 25. (IP) Premier Leon Blum gained British approval today of his frank stand in placing the responsibility for European-war or peace squarely up to Adolf Hitler of Germany. Any accord with Germany must be part of a general peace plan, Blum insisted. British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden at Geneva sent Premier Blum assurance of his concurrence. Blum failed to break the deadlock between France, appealing for a general peace settlement, and Germanjr, insisting on individual pacts end separate negotiations of economic and political problemt. While the premier outlined e-pti mistic possibilities of credit, raw materials and colonies for Germany in exchange for arms reduction, diplomatic circles held scant hope for an agreement under the exist ing regime unless Hitler does at startling about-face. Blum indicated Franco-British economic cooperation would be forthcoming if Hitler was ready-to make a genuine contribution to general European peace by an agreement to halt the armament race. " . ' ' ' ' Band Leader Files Alienation Suit An alienation of "affection suit for $100,000 was filed against Leonard Meyberg, Los Angeles attorney, by Stanley Harris, Boston orchestra leader and master of ceremonies, in San Francisco's Superior Court today. .Harris charges that Meyberg In fluenced Lorraine Harris to divorce him so that Meyberg could marry her. , The former Lorraine Kaufman, at daughter of Leon Kaufman, Lot Angeles and Boston wool merchant, married Harris at Conway, N- H, in August, 1934, and divorced him in Reno last September. She and Meyberg married in Vancouver on November 1. - , "Double-Check" means Double-Safe! Yet Double -Check Eye Examinations Cost No More than Ordinary Tests! It's like buying double insurance at hllf the usual premium! 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