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OAKLAND TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, TIMEPIECE TAKES TUMBLE IN STORM HERE IS LIST OF KNOWN DEAD IN-EAST COAST HURRICANE Disaster Toll Mounts Hourly as Reports Are Brought in From Widespread Points HUNDREDS DEAD IN HURRICANE SWEEPING ATLANTIC COAST Toll Mounts Hourly as Isolated Districts Are Reached; Property Damage Millions Tidal Wave Sweeps Isle Long Island Homes Destroyed; Boats Hurled on Beaches By the Associated Press Continued from Page 1 James Edwards, Southbrldge, Mass.) wired an appeal to President Roosevelt and WPA Ad Following are the known dead in the storm that ravaged Atlantic Coast States last night: NEW YORK Carl E. Dalin, a butler. West ministrator Harry Hopkins for all Island. Hundreds of Summer cottages were smashed.

The storm blew up yesterday morning from Cape Hatteras, hit-ling Long Island in the afternoon Iind sweeping northward through western New England. Reaching possible Federal aid. The storm paralyzed shipping in Boston Harbor, stopped railroad Hamrlon N. drowned. Mrs.

James L. Pinks, West Hamp ton Beach, drowned. traffic to Montreal and tied up many A Mrs. Slater, West Hampton of the State's highways. A tugboat, Beach, drowned.

sinking in the harbor, carried seven Clarence Freiddel, Rockville Cen men to death. ter. N. blown from oil tank. Margaret Delehanty.

Point Look More than 2500 residents in the south section of Springfield were out, N. died of heart disease as Vermont, weather bureau officials laid, the center bore to the west, crossing the lower St. Lawrence Valley near Montreal. In that Canadian section only one death had been reported, but destruction of property was heavy. fOf the seven States hit by the itorm, Massachusetts had the largest number of dead well above 50.

Others where fatalities were high were Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. New Jersey, Vermont evacuated as the Connecticut River, home was flooded. swollen by rain, created a fresh Continued from Page 1 Cape May, N. to New London. Conn.

Thieves seized upon the failure of electric power in Harlem during the storm, robbing a score of stores and homes. Three lines on the Long Island Railroad were closed today, with others running below standard due to landslides, washouts and power failures. 595 HOUSES DOWN Coast Guard officials reported a total of 595 houses were, wrecked on Fire Islarjd- Three hundred houses were wrecked at Ocean Beach, 200 at Salt. Are and 95 at Fair Harbor, all on Tide Island. The Coast Guard also reported that, between 500 and 700 small boats were lost or sunk in the storm.

Beach houses were carried a quarter of a mile inland. A tide sweeping up the East River flooded the Hell Gate power plant, throwing Manhattan north of 50th Bert Fenning, one-armed Bronx (New York) man, drowned in un successful rescue attempt. emergency. At Lowell, WPA workers erected sandbag barricades beside the Merrimac. The situation was so extreme in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Frederick Foster De Rham, New York banker, died at Tuxedo Park after strenuous auto trip through storm.

and New Hampshire escaped the full horror. Looting started at several points. The Coast Guard reported today William E. McGrath, New York, Rhode Island that authorities mobilized all possible forces including the Army, National Guard, State Health Department workers, and drowned. Madame Bazinet.

the Bronx drowned at Fire Island. A Mrs. Haas, Fire Island, drowned Antonio Butera, 42, East Elm- hurst, Long Island, electrocuted by Boy ScquIs for relief work. Many towns, isolated by floods, were out of communication. $1,000,000 FIRE Firemen in water shoulder deep fought hours to subdue a fire that blazed through a square block of high tension wire that fell to street drowned.

Richard Gilday, 28, Everett, falling roof. Carleton Smith, 40, Watertown, falling tree. Napolean Lafarier, 60, Leominster. Andrew Horn, 51, Clinton, falling roof. Mrs.

Linda Woodis, a nurse, drowned in automobile. Allan O'Connor, 11, Attleboro, falling tree at Mansfield. Rose Collins. 32, Buzzards Bay, drowned. Mrs.

John May, Buzzards Bay, drowned. George McNamara, 37, Hopedale, flying brick. Fred Heyes, New Bedford, drowned. Tony Marino, Tony Ciulla and Joseph Sclafano, all of Boston, drowned when their fishing smack capsized. Chester H.

Hildreth 12, crushed in tree debris workers were removing. Hayward Wilson, 54, Bangor, Me, at Buzzard's Bay. A Miss Reed, at Martha's Vineyard. Mr. and Mrs.

Andrew Jones, Boa ton, at Woods Hole. William Briggs, Woods Hole. Albert Neal, at Woods Holer A Mrs. Conrad and daughter, Mansfield, at Wareham. A Mrs.

Small, wife of a lighthouse keeper, off New Bedford. Joseph Martin, of Fall River, at Somerset. David M. Connell of Fall River, at Somerset. D.

J. Calnan, 44, Brockton, fallen tree. Rudolph Prineault, 28, Fall River, fell from roof. Earl Merrill, Falmouth, drowned. Fred Prilsifer, John Doody and George Foster, all of Boston, crew members of sunken tugboat.

RHODE ISLAND Manuel Pimental, 37, Portsmouth falling tree. The Rev. Patrick Crawley, 65, of Montana, visitor in Rhode Island, Street into partial darkness and the that the ferry Park City, which had been missing en route from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson. Long Island, was being towed in by the Coast Guard cuttr Galatea. As the Galatea did not report any loss of life aboard the ferry, it was- assumed her 20 passengers and crew of nine were safe.

LONG ISLAND HIT The 100-mile-an-hour gale dealt Its most tragic blows along Long Island's fashionable south shore, John A. Martin, 76, Staten Island, knocked down by wind and skull Bronx into almost total darkness. The power failure also halted 54 fractured. Fairfax McLaughlin, 50, Rocka- subway trains on the Bronx Concourse and Washington Heights lines. business buildings in New London.

The damage was $1,000,000. Coast Guard officials ordered a plane dispatched at dawn from New York to carry medical supplies to the stricken port. way, electrocuted. Mrs. Leo Foley, West Hampton.

Roy Griffin, Shelter Island. Kenneth Larkin, Pleasant Valley, State police reported the missing N. fireman drowned while at list at West Hampton was 29. Among the dead was Mrs. John L.

King, wife of publisher of the Hampton Chronicle. Six children and eight adults who The rising Connecticut River carried threat of further danger to residents of Hartford, where it cut a $20,000,000 ribbon of ruin in the 1936 flood. The river was expected to rise 12 feet above flood stage by midafternoon. had been attending a party at the home of Mrs. Norvin Green were rescued by a Coast Guard cutter after they had clung to the roof of the marooned house all night.

The party included Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCarthy of Yonkers and their two children. When water where at least 30 persons were dead and a hundred missing, and in flood-hit Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It left its mark also on New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire.

The stormB flooded hundreds of miles of farm lands, ripped out bridges, railroads and highways, demolished buildings, sank boats, destroyed livestock, tore down telephone and light wires and left scores cf communities isolated in chaos and fear. Volunteer workers dropped workaday tasks to search debris for bojies of missing victims or rescue Most of the Stale's storm victims met death under falling trees, ljodfs tempting to rescue a marooned woman. Mrs. John L. King, West Hampton, wife of publisher of Hampton Chronicle.

Lena Jenkins, West Hampton. Sclma Dalin, West Hampton. Anna Seeley, West Hampton. Leon Pindar, Summit, truckman, drowned. O.

R. Raynor, West Hampton. Marshall Hawkins. West Hampton. Mrs.

Marianna Flagg of New Rochelle. at West Hampton. Mrs. Myron A. Schlater, West Hampton.

trapped them in the attic, McCarthy tore a hole in the roof, and they climbed out. one by one. and buildings. Others drowned in Long Island Sound. Gov.

Wilbur L. Cross dispatched National Guardsmen to aid beleagured cities. An exploding gas tank of 300,000 cubic feet capacity rocked the waterfront at Providence, R. already ravaged by high tides. Near WW' 7 I A rowboat carrying three men upset off Asharoken Beach, near Huntington, Long Island, and one of Jamesport, R.

a school bus carrying five or six children was reported engulfed. BRIDGE COLLAPSES The hurricane wrought extensive drowned at Newport. Hurricane winds toppled this huge steeple and heavy clock atop a church at Pawtucket, R. to the street. A policeman stood guard over the wreckage.

Damage from wind and flood was mounting into many millions. A.P. Wirephoto. the men was drowned. The official barometer reading of 28.72 was the lowest ever recorded in the city in September.

The storm brought the total rainfall this month to 859 inches, with a 24-hour storm precipitation of 278. Ferry Captain Saves 47 at Fire Island lesldents marooned by floods. Red Cross authorities mobilized their forces to take care of refugees. 00 BOATS WRECKED Coast Guard headquarters in 9 Washington dispatched 2500 men and scores of cutters to the storm scene. The Coast Guard estimated between 500 and 700 small fishing and pleasure craft had been sunk or driven ashore.

The hurricane, which spared the Florida and the Southern Coast as it curved northward, by a similar fluke missed New York City. crop damage in New Jersey and the mainland of New York. Dozens of small craft along the Jersey shore were driven and shore bungalows ripped apart. A section of a $1,000,000 bridge spanning the Absecon Inlet separating Atlantic City and the Island of Brigantine collapsed, marooning Food Shortage In Bay State CONNECTICUT John Chessey, 32, Tolland, falling tree. Harry Warshauer, 64, Brooklyn, N.

Willimantic factory collapse. Thomas Connellan, 35, New Haven, falling beam. Mrs. Carl Carlson, Branford, falling tree crashed parked car. George Hoyt, 70, Stamford, dashed by gale.

Paul Castlelot. Stratford, drowned. Patrick H. Keller, 65, New Britain, crushed by foundry door. Robert J.

Taggard, 40, Manchester, drowned in Hartford cellar. Mrs. Mary Kenifick, West Hartford, cerebral hemorrhage after tree crushed home. Kermitt Foffet, Round Tone, and Roy Griffin, Shelter Island, N. drowned when yacht sunk off Madison.

William Black, about 50. heart at Walter Cremin, 56, Newport Phileas Bergeron, 74, Pawtucket, fall. Clorinda Lupoli, 18, Providence, falling wall. Hulda C. PieczenpkowskI, 55, Riverside, falling chimney.

John Thorpe, 33, Pawtucket, falling pole. Mrs. John C. Morris, Philadelphia, and John Morris, her son, drowned at Narragansett Pier. Aband Kabbasj 55, Providence, struck by door.

Albert Mawson, Westerly, Mrs. Albert Mawson, Westerly, Thomas Hartley, Westerly. Mrs. Ralph Bliven, Westerly. Miss Kate Maine, Willimantic, 2200 people on the island.

Sections of Manhattan and the Bronx were plunged into darkness and a power failure stranded sev- Flood and Fire Hit Connecticut Many Dead, 1000 Homeless; River Menaces Hartford NEW YORK, Sept. 22. () A ferryboat skipper who fought through the hurricane for 14 hours on Great South Bay, with his baby daughter in the wheelhouse, completed the rescue this morning of 47 perstms mnrooncd in the storm on Fire Island. Commenting on the night of horror, Cept. Gustave Pagelson, of the ferryboat Atlantic, said: "We made it.

That's about all I can sav now." CAPE COD LISTS 22 DEAD; HOUSE IS WASHED AWAY BUZZARDS BAY, Sept. 22. (V) Reeling from the effects of the worst disaster in its history. Cape Cod today counted at least 22 dead and reported to the "outside," from which it had been isolated for nearly 20 hours, that its property damage was enormous. Eastern New York, struck only by the "edge" of the storm, suffered from floods and blocked highways.

Clearing skies today gave promise of relief. More than 10.000 trees in Westchester, the Nation's wealthiest county, were uprooted. Thirty families were driven from their homes at Mamaroneck by the Sheldrake and Mamaroneck Rivers. Epidemic Feared as Floods ContamTrTcirff'-v Ciry Water Supplies Continued from Page 1 eral thousand subway patrons underground for several hours, but the rock-based skyscrapers of the city weathered the winds easily. Torrential rains forced hundreds of residents in low-lying sections of the Bronx to flee to safety.

Waves battered the entire 100-mile length of Long Island, washing away hundreds of small Sum- Rescue passengers, however, told Conn. tack from fleeing floods at Ansonia. I.iiW HAVEN. Sept. 22 (P) New flood dangers rolled up in Connecticut today in the wake of at least 27 deaths and inestimable An Associated Press staff re- DroDerlv destruction already dealt and civic leaders estimated damage.

At Montague City, near Greenfield, the Connecticut River had passed beyond a height of 43.7 fept, compared with flood stage of 28 poller, from an airplane, saw piles by flood and hurricane over the of splintered kindling wood which breadth of the State and by fire as had been Summer cottages in Fair- wen jjew London. haven, Mattapoiselt, Marion, Ware-1 Local and nearby fire companies, a story of amazing courage by the Atlantic's skipper in beating his way to Fair Harbor. Fire Island, during the height of the storm. In the wheelhouse. his daughter, Rose Marie, 5 months, was in the arms of her grandmother, Mrs.

A. Metzler. 73, and rode back through the storm on the 14-hour return trip to Bayside, eight miles away. OAKLAND AUTHOR, WIFE NEAR DEATH nam, Buzzards Bay, falmouth and Woods Hole. NEW JERSEY HAS HEAVY DAMAGE NEWARK, N.

Sept. 22. fP The swipe of a hurricane's tail along New Jersey's miles of playland oceanfront caused heavy damage but little loss of life. Yesterday's storm caused one Robert O'Connor, 21, Hartford, garage collapse. George E.

Henry, Glastonbury, falling chimney. Mrs. Arthur Miller, Hartford, cerebral hemorrhage. Charles Krolikowski, about 67, Stratford, falling roof. John J.

Daly, 28, Nagatuck, electrocuted. Patrick Joyce, about 58, Cheshire, hurled against building. Charles Kirby, 68, Green Farms, falling tree. Mrs. Morrison W.

Johnson of Hartford, drowned at West brook. Mrs. Ada Dickinson of Hartford, drowned at Weslbrnok. -oer cottages and beach buildings, '-fimons them was a lighthouse that had withstood the sea's whims for 75 years. SOCIALITES PERISH Most forlorn of the "Gold Coast's" villages was West Hampton, a Summer playground for New York society, where at least 140 homes were wrecked.

A dozen bodies lay in the -exclusive West Hampton Country Club, many unidentified. A police cordon kept spectators back from the ruins of 50 cottages, dumped into the center of the village after having been swept a feet. Gilbertsville. Bane and Barro Plains sent word that each had food rnough for but one day, and I hat it could be brought in only by battling in darkness and rhesl-deep in floods, with trees and bits of buildings hurled across their path, eventually confined the blaze to a square block of business buildings. Fire damage alone was estimated at more than $1,000,000, with estimated $3,000,000 loss from the gale.

One of the first to report from the stricken area, he said a tidal wave had plucked pleasure craft from their moorings along the shore and dropped them high above the Florence Clark, Shannock. Harriet Clark, Shannock. Ann Clark, Shannock. Jessie Potter, address unknown. Philip Clemens, address unknown May Clemens, address unknown.

Amos Burdick, Westerly. Mrs. Amos Burdick, Westerly. Edward Barber, Westerly. B.

T. Lanphere, address unknown. A Mrs. Mead and two children, address unknown. Mrs.

Charles Ketlley, 40, Rivef View. Alfred C. Bamfor 60, Sayles- ville. Glen Alby, 41, East Providence. Thomas Cannellan.

50, Providence, John Ostermein, Newport Richard Peckham, Tiverton. Thomas Redfern, 75. Providence Orswell Peckham, Tiverton. Mrs. Mary Peckham, his mother, Tiverton boat over flooded areas.

Flood damage to the water systems in Russell and Monson brought an order from the State Department death, virtually ruined the State's tomato and apple crops, darkened scores of cities, flooded rivers and I water line, four of them in Onset's main street. STRIKES IN SPOTS He said the gale had struck in spots, causing havoc in some communities and leaving others virtually untouched. Nantucket Island None was killed or severely injured in the fire, but a half dozen families from fire-damaged buildings were sheltered in a church, besides at least 1000 families homeless or need A Miss Wollcott, believed from New Britain, drowned at Old Say-brook. Simon J. Etzel of New Haven, drowned at Old Saybrook.

quarter of a mile from their sites by monstrous waves. Coastguardsmon reported heavy damage also at Great South Beach, where 125 cottages were destroyed. Twenty more were demolished at Camp Cheerful, retreat for crippled children. IN EASTERN GALE When a tropical hurricane and tidal wave raked the New England roast yesterday taking a toll of 200 lives. Whitman Chambers, Oakland author, his wife and a guest of Public Health to boil all drinking water.

Not a vessel moved nut of Boston Harbor. Not a train movent north to Montreal. Automobiles moved if at all, in a wilderness of fallen trees on cily streets and State highways. RELIEF ASKED So bad was the situation with light, power and communication lines down in most of the area, tree- rocked Atlantic City's boardwalk and amusement pier. At Newark airport the Nation's major airlines resumed operations, cancelled yesterday.

Tidal waves 30 feet high left in their wake 30 miles of oceanfront littered with wreckage of small boats and beach resort buildings. Miles of boardwalk were destroyed. were aboard their small yawl, the Blackhawk. at City Island. N.

ing assistance as a result of the fjoods. There were five known dead here and 55 injured persons were treated in hospitals. FISHERMEN MISSING Anxiety persisted over the fate of missing members of a crew of 23 on the fishing boat Ocean View which sank last night with a loss of at least two. First Officer F. Evans of Lees- escaped lightly.

At Wood's Hole, where the toll of life mounted to nine, three Coastguardmen were drowned while engaged in rescue work in a small boat from the patrol boat General Greene. They were identified as Machinist F. T. Lilja, Motor Machinist's Mate H. T.

Webster and Radioman J. A. Steadman. At Buzzards Bay the tidal wave A Mrs. Chase, of Fall River, tl Tiverton.

A Mrs. Ingalls, of Fall River, a Tiverton. Albert Savins, Seaconnet Point, A Mrs. Chace. at Quonset.

Rosamond Cole, 80. Providence, Isabelle Salisbury, 67. Providence Robert G. Collinge. 42, Lonsdale.

A Mrs. Johnson, Taunton, Massj blocked highways isolating an undetermined number of cities, arid and narrowly escaped injury. Chambers wired that the hurricane center passed a few miles away from the City Island anchorage, largest yachting center in the Firemen piled sandbags at Mata-wan to prevent collapse of an earthen dam restraining Lake Lef-fert. Floods also blocked State highways and interrupted commuter transportation. A 30-mile area from Moriches to East Hampton was reported by Coast Guard Commander William Wolfe to be under water.

He said the loss of life was "severe." Spectators who escaped the storm's wrath told of seeing floating bodies in the ebbing tide. Rescuers said it would take days to investigate the inundated beach stretches and, determine the full death toll. Coast Guard Comman Alfred Stoll. New London, struck by flying garage door. Fred Washburn, New London, found dead in automobile.

Heart attack. Mrs. Arthur W. Jepson of Bristol, drowned at Stony Creek. Mrs.

Walter Spicer of Bristol, drowned at Stony Creek. Mrs. Hurry While of Bristol, drowned at Stony Creek. Mrs. George Stark, throat cut when window blew in at home in Mystic.

A Mr. Brown, drowned at Mystic MASSACHUSETTS some of the hardest-hit communities under military control that U. S. Representative Arthur D. Healy ID, washed a six-room nouse Into the ville, reported to Madison police that the crew took to two lifeboats Hopkins Will Fly at East Providence.

A Mrs. Pearson, West Barrington. William G. Horton, Providence, Mr. and Mrs.

James McCooeyi As (he wind gained In velocity, the Blackhawk started dragging its anchor and listed heavily and it was swept rapidly toward the rock-studded shore. EX-BERKELEY AN ABOARD Aboard the craft with the Cham Cape Cod Canal, carrying to their death three women, a man and a boy. still unidentified. The house floated down the canal until it strusck a bridge abutment at Bourne, crushing the victims. WOMEN DROWN A maid and a laundress on the Summer estate of W.

Taglor, publisher of the Boston Globe, drowned. Mass.) wired President Roosevelt and WPA Administartor Harry Hopkins urgent pleas for all available Federal aid for the stricken area. At the same time. Massachusetts Governor Charles F. Hurley declared a food and fuel emergency.

His council approved a $25,000 flood relief appropriation. Motorists were unable to buy gasoline because service stations Olga Croce. 24, and a Mr. and Mrs. Harris.

Conimicut, drowned wading frnm rnttap and that Kermit Foffet of Round Pond. and Roy Griffin, Shelter Island, N. drowned, when 'one boat upset. He believed the others swam to safety but said Capt. William Swift of Leesville, Va was unaccounted for.

Bodies of two women and a man, all unidentified, were washed ashore at Stoney Creek. FLOOD AT HARTFORD Joseph Miccek, 25. Adams, elec- der Stephen S. Yeanrile of New York estimated 50 small boats sank near Long Beach. One thousand more, he said, were wrecked along the southern shore.

RELIEF SOl'GHT Whistling northward with un- To Flooded Areas LOS ANGELES. Sept. 22 Hopkins, Federal Relief Administrator, dropped plans today for a meeting with California Democratic political candidates and pre bers was Mrs. Lynne Butler, wife I trocuted. Marion Chellis.

Constantine Jranitis. Jphn Jranitis. 4: Eunice Matoes. 7: Teresa and Dorothy Ma toes. 11, twins; Joseph Matoes Jr, 4: Mrs.

William Ordner and son. of Samuel H. Butler. Hartford. insurance man and former Berkeley resident.

Aided by the two women. Chambers worked frantically to drop pared for an immediate airplane rnuld abated power, the hurricane struck not operate electric-driven They were identified as Rose Collins. 32. and Mrs. John May.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and two Connecticut, alreadv harassed by trip to storm stricken New England The greatest emergency today guests, the Misses Miller and Mc Uppeared to be In Hartford, where another anchor and pay out all the Kav. fled to a barn on higher ,,) rnnniiri 'hawser aboard The two anchors David Reed. 50.

Pittsfield. poisoned by fumes in flood-stalled auto. Mrs. David Brown, Swansea, drowned. Earl Hayes.

22, Somerset, drowned. Audrey Lucas. Yonkers. N. and Norma Stockburgrr.

Meriden. Conn tailing chimney at Northfield Seminary. Francis Martin, Eastha npton, falling tree. A Mrs a 1 1 a a Charlmont. ground.

River would the rret held the Blackhawk as she flood, and claimed at least 22 more The administrator had planned to victims. I meet with Sheridan Downey and Governor Charles Hurley of Culbert L. Olson, candidates for Massachusetts declared a fuel and i United Stales Senator and Gover-food emergency, and his council a i nor, today. He also had mapped out proved a $25,000 flood relief appro- an extensive West Coast inspection pnation. Arthur D.

Healy i of WPA projects. Ihree Coa-tguarflmen and two rpJchfd ln flood of nearea tne mens civilians, none of them immediately la-m I Scores of other yachts were identified, lost their lives at Woods i Thp Government Weather Burcaff brfkpn up on shore. Whitman wired Police and the Coast Guard worked Hole 1 estimated that the State's largest river might swell 12 fret above flood uth police reported 'pumps. Three babies were born by candle and lamplight in Somer-villc. hospitals.

Providence, R. I suffering heavy property damage, was isolated, without rlectririty ir communication. Scores walked the trec1s through the night and hotels slept customers in lobbies. Lootrrs had a brief fhng after the wind blew out department store windows, but militiamen quickly took control. Boston's milk supply from Vermont and New Hampshire reached the city after circuitous rerouting of motor and rail traffic.

The Bos- ton and Maine Railroad rerouted New Hampshire milk trains to Montreal and thence to Portland. over the Canadian National Lines. Coast Guard and Red Cross William, all drowned when wave engulfed school bus at Jamestown, i Alfred V. Osteline, drowned at i Newport. I Elsie Scarles, drowned at New port.

Mary Wade, killed at Newport I Mrs. Catherine Murphy, drowned at Newport. Walter Chase, drowned at New port. Frank Crowley. Block Island, drowned at Newport I NEW HAMPSHIRE I Miss Maude Kenney, 55; Miss Aura Morse.

65; Mrs. Isadora Gould. 50. and Mrs. Hettie Lull, her mother, 75, all killed when bridge washed out at Weare.

i Mrs. Helen Lesmerises, 19, Han- Chester, falling roof. i. steadily for six hours towing boats and saving lives. ON WAY HERE Chambers set sail from Province-town, en route to California on a leisurely voyage, a week ago.

He leaves for Norfolk, Va tomorrow. He will stop over at Ft. Lauderdale. this Winter before proceeding through the Canal and up the West Coaat. Chambers and his wife visited in Oakland only a month ago.

At that time Mrs. Chambers stopped with Mobilized for Work stage bv midafternoon. Gov Wilbur L. Cross concentrated a National Guard force the Capital against the rising emergency. Elsewhere in the State, with many streams unloaded of their heaviest flood burdens on a day forecast for sunny and cooler, rescue workers tugged at debris, fearful that they would find additions to the known death toll compiled last night.

WIND WORST PERIL The wind accounted for most of drowned. Everett Ridge, 62, Spencer, barn collapse. Ouellctte. 21, Lowell, crushed by pole. Mrs Ethelyn de Loria, 61, Winchester, falling tree.

Edward Koehler, 45, Methuen, falling timber. James Howe, Worcester, blown through window. Francis Martin. newsboy, East-hampton. falling tree.

Charles H. Munsell, 44. Ludlow. men and two women missing when the tidal wave destroyed scores of cottages. The town of Wareham counted at last four dead Their identity remained uncertain The dead included a mother and her diughter.

whose bodies were found together, and two men. FALLS INTO PIT At Onset, on the Cap Cod Canal, which divides the cape from the mainland. A Everett Bassett. 80. fell into a pit washed out beneath WASHINGTON.

Sept 22 -TP An i ished. the Red Crnsi will lake army of 2500 coastguardmen and charge of feeding and houing the cores of Red Cross workers, mobilized virtually overnitht, led dri- storm victims Later it will direct of those whose home vesterdav's deaths. Trees, roofs and auto overturned. Mrs Fred Carlson. 65, North Easton.

falling bricks. Frederick T. Wilja, Hay ward T. Webster and John A. Stedman.

all coastguardmen. drowned in rescue IST0RM DECLARED UNUSUAL FREAK i WASHINGTON. Sept. 22 tj Weathrr Bureau officials said today I the storm which battered the north-! eastern ccsslline last night was a mafic rescue and relief operations were destroyed today along the storm-swept north- Coastguardmen not only carried eat coast. I scores of persons from flooded Nearly one-quarter of the Coast homes in motor lifeboats, but their Guaro's personnel and equipment cutters aided ships at sea.

was called into land and sea sorv-1 Many guard stations alor.j 1he ice fmm Long Island to Main by shores of Long Island were de-Rear Admiral R. R. Waesche. and the crews escaped in All Coast Guard patrol piane in 1 boat. her parents.

Captain and Mrs. H. F. Strother of 2022 Oakland Avenue. WELL-KNOWN HERE Chambers, a graduate of the University of California in 1920, was a Bay area newspaperman for three years.

Then he started out as a free-lance writer. He lived at Stin-son Beach, Marin County, for 13 a jdealk by the waves, and died. I even Hidings fell on factory work-! Waves made a temporary island er, bystanders, and. in one case, of the peninsular The com-1 on a woman aitting in a parked munitys entire population of ap- automobile proximately 2000 sought refuge on a Many light plants were disabled hill, covering an area of less than and traffic was paralyzed or mov-a quarter-mile, and with its summit in almost imperceptibly. Tram only about 12 feet above the high I wrvice between New York and New water level.

i Haven wa hours late over a single tne tasi were orarrro io on mi nocten t. uonay. Hea Lross Na- meteorological freak track and the Shore Line from here Frank Relations, Nashua, falling tree. Adelard Lavoie, 43, Concord, fall. in roof.

Paul Bernard, It, Pinardvfflev falling roof. Fred Brown. Bow, bars col- lapsed. Theopharins Bow, barn collapsed. VERMONT Leonard W.

Whitbeck. Wabah, Wm. at Westminster Wert, falling tree. Roger Miller, ExifJe-bore. AxowntA, MW JTtSIY Thomas ry frectured tuU in U.

nr-; P- 'ler The disturbance moved in from red Cm headquarter, placed left here by plane for Providence. he Atlanl.c with unusual speed and an emergency 24-hour basis. R. to take charge of relief work, retained unusual intnitT th-r ex- attempt st Cape Cod. Robert Shear, 11 Maiden, falling tree.

Timothy Kelliher, 60, Brockton, storm-induced heart attack. George Howe, 77, Grafton, bead injury. Hiram T. Flandsberg. North Grafton, fall.

Miss Marion Child, East pole, falling tree. Alexander Riviere. S8. New Bed-ford, overcome In sueeisrf4 rescue. Israel Baker, Maiden, fallirc plained Ciry on Two Sites MINNEAPOLIS HAW Minneapolis is the only city in the country, it is said, that has (Town up out of two terntorw.

The east side, including old 8L Anthony, was Dart years. In Aujust. Chambers announced that he would make his permanent home in Oakland when he returns next year. His most recent book. "Once Too Often." is tn third edition now.

Other books he has written include Thirteen Steps," and "Navy Wire." They were adapted for the screen. He has also suthored some IS wild west and sBTtterr stcries. to Boston was completely out. Plan Card Parry LTVERVORE. Sept 21 Anfelita Parlor.

Native Daughters, will present a -public card party at Foresters Hall here tomorrow evening Whist and bridge wit be played ad refreabaesu wlU to served. Hanson veteran meteorologist, said hurricane usually lose ir.osf of their intensity as they sweep northward. Weightman mhJ this storm a fear rasiiiy kot cojpj aiMier-rc- i raeril i orxs and JJrug Adminis-hef experts tn the ftricken regions trat ion ordered itj inspector to rect the work of volur- make a systematic check on food-rr rtuffs and other supplies in the TH Wf Procrew AdmtnUtra- storm area. In directed its crews to stand by Dr.

Paul Durbar, assistant chief, or rperial duty. said first seporu indicated do wide- Wheo rescue work sat beea spread contamination of the Northwest territory. The w-et side of tho river was ia the Loaisi- er. 'Jy jutrped from HatKran. N.

into New in about IX hours, aoa Purcfcaaa,.

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