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Crop Losses Mount as Heat Wave Sears Nation's Farms By UJSTITED PRESS . Crop losses mounted today as a record autumn heat wave seared farmlands already parched byone of the nation's worst droughts. In some sections of the West, Southwest and South, this year's lack of rainfall was a continuation of n drought, that has cut crop ycld.s for three straight years Losses totaled uncounted millions of dollars. This year the ahnormally dry weather spread almost from coast to coast, with comparatively few slates reporting normal rainfall as the growing season wore on. Florida, ironically, suffered from too much rain. New wells were drilled and emergency measures taken in scores of cities and towns where water supplies were drying up. New York was planning to tap Long Island water supplies Nov. 1 unless substantial rains fill the city's upstate reservoirs, now only little more than half full. The forest fire hazard, always great during the fall hunting sea- Want lo Buy a Lighthouse? BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (UP)-The Coast Guard came up today with Ihe perfect answer for the tired businessman who wants to gel away from it all. ' All he has to do is buy the Bridgeport Harbor Lighthouse — located some 2,100 feel offshore. Interesled persons can contact Ihe keeper and inspect the build ing any weekday until Oct. 26 when it will be auctioned to the highest bidder. son, was worse this year than ever before in many areas, but no disas trous fires had broken out yet. In the midwcslern farm belt, the drought stepped up demands for more emergency federal aid lo farmers. Provide Funds The federal government already had made $50,000,000 available for drought release, Undersecretary of Agriculture Tr.ue D. Morse told a meeting of cattlemen at Denver that the slates themselves should lend a hand. Missouri's legislature Plays Trumpet As He Drives Aulo FORT DODGE, Iowa (UP)— A 16-year-old boy drove past state Patrolman Earl Shoeman at 50 miles an hour Tuesday, steering was in spcjcial session to cope with the drought problem. Among states suffering the most were Texas, New Mexico, Colorado Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Ten ncssee, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. In Texas, Commissioner John C. White estimated drought damage at $650,000,000, including a $275, 000,000 loss in lower cattle prices resulting from the drought. A. P, Rollins, a member of the Texas Board of Water Engineers, said the state's underground water was being depleted 10 to 20 times faster than it was being replenished. Rainfall Reduced In Missouri, rainfall since June was less than half of normal, and late crops were a total loss. Gov. Phil M. Donnelly told the opening of a special legislature session that "thousands" of farm families had been ruined In one of the state's "worst calamities." In Western Pennsylvania, Civil Defense fire equipment was sent to the borough of Hyndman to set up pumping stations beside two creeks on the outskirts of town Borough officials said the community's two reservoirs had only enough water for "a couple of hours" in case of a fire. In West Virginia, the forests had been closed to the public and hunters since Oct. 1. THE DAILY Ister -Mail GAIESBURG, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 193J SEC. 2, PAGE 17 TO GIVE CONCERT L. Bailey, widely - known tenor, will be presented in concert at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. He will appear under the auspices of the church choir. Bailey's previous appearances in Galcsburg have been as soloist with the Galcsburg Community Chorus in oratorio performances under the direction of Thomas W. Williams. Mr. Bailey attended the East- thc car with his knees and playing man School of Music in Rochcs- a trumpet for the girl at his side.) tor, N. Y.. the .luilliard School ofi Shoeman stopped the car andJMusic in New*York City, and the because he is over 70 ordered the youth to "get in IhcJUniversity of Illinois. Prior to this, back seal and serenade her from he studied in Chicago privately, Barrcll Brothers Abandon Automobiles HUNTINGTON, W. Va. UPl— Elza James|Barrett, 72, and his brother Sam, lyric.70, retired Chesapeake & Ohio railroaders, are unusual sights in this modern city of 85,000. They ride bicycles all the lime—for business as well as pleasure. Both used to drive cars but neither does any more. Sam explained that he had an automobile more than 25 years ago but just "got tired of it" and switched to the bicycle. Elza switched last year when an insurance company refused lo writo a liability policy on his car JOIN ILLINI MARINE COMPANY'—A group of eight recruits from this vicinity, including four Alexis applicants, for the special "Illini Marine Company" assembled this morning here at the Burlington Railroad Station preparatory lo entraining for Chicago. At the extreme left is Sgl. Ronald Lee, local recruiter for the Marine Corps. The special company, which selected applicants from Illinois only, will leave as a unit for training at San Diego, Calif., Thursday, following a mass enlistment ceremony in Chicago. The recruits in this group (from left) arc John L. Davis, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Davis, Elmore; Kenneth R. Blucker, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elon Mucker, 401 N. Whitesboro St.; Louis D. Staley, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Staley, Alexis; Danny L. Lair, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Lair, Alexis; George N. Vallas, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noufris Vallas, Williamsfield; Irvin R. McLean Jr., 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin R. McLean, Alexis; Roger A. Olson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Olson, Aledo, and Richard E. Lafferty, 18, son of Mr, and Mrs. George B. Lafferty, Alexis. blenlify Crewman WASHINGTON W)—Ens. Robert; Allen Thompson, husband of Mrs .j June Ann Thompson of Antioch,! 111., Tuesday was identified by the Navy as one of four crewmen killed Monday night in the crash j of a patrol plane at St. Georges Harbor, Bermuda. there. The youngsters changed places and, with the girl driving, went tootling down the road. IVIaquon Illini Club Postpones Trip MAQUON—The Illini Club will meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. Gene Strode. The planned trip scheduled for this date has been postponed. JOLLY TIME TONITE raj QUICMASY 50 9CUCI0US during which time he was the winner of the tenor division in the Chicagoland Music Festival. Mr. Bailey has won high praise from music critics for his artistry in his concert and oratorio appearances throughout the country. In addition to concert and oratorio engagements, he has made various radio appearances and has recorded as tenor soloist with the Little Church Around the Corner for Columbia records. Mr. Bailey's program will No Flying Saucer NEWBURYPORT, Mass. Wl — Howard Read, a market proprietor, thought for a second it was one of those flying saucers. The hub cap from a passing car sailed through the air, shattered! the plate glass of the market and glanced off his head. His dignity was hurt more than his head. Peeves Are Aired EAST HARTFORD, Conn. Ml— East Hartford had a "Pet Peeve j Marshall London Mills Couple Notes Anniversary LONDON MILLS—Mr. and Mrs Carpenter of London are celebrating their 40th Week" to give its citizens a chance: Mills to get their gripes off their chests .j wc dding "anniversary 0 today. *On Public Works Director George J.JSundav snmn rplaiivoc hoin a cur. Penney reports that eorge chief complaints were: Loose manhole covers, low tree limbs, too much speeding on some streets, too much automobile horn tooting on others. in- Made Wrong Stop SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UP)— A Have Melon Mystery DUNCAN, Okla. Wl — Here's a switch on watermelon stealing j London Mills; Mr. and Mrs. How- Sunday some relatives held a sur prise party for them , and gave the couple a purse of money along with other gifts. Those present included Ora Darland, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Darland, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Martin, Mrs. Nellie Aringdale, Mrs. Mary Gray, and Mrs. Ada Effland of stories: Clifford Green called police to report a melon raid — someone had left his front yard "covered with watermelons." Police hurried ard Daley of Yates City, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Phillippi, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Owens and son and Frank Cozad and Mr. and Mrs. Don Speer of Avon; Mrs. Ida Schultz of elude some of the great operaticJ47-year-old Austin, Tex., m an cs-^ ene ^ ac ' or to the scene but could find no Prairie City, Mrs. Emma Effland, clue to the identity of Green's M rs - Lena Teach and Mr. _and Mrs. Howard Carpenter of Ellisville, arias and art songs, as well asjeaped from jail Tuesday and then stopped at a residence to ask directions to Harlandale. Off-duty Patrolman H. R. Zunker Jr., who prides himself on his memory for faces, answered the door, recognized the fugitive and arrested him several seldom - heard oratorio arias. In addition to bis concert and oratorio concert schedule, Mr. Bailey Is on the voice faculty at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Green told the officers to forget; and Mr.-and Mrs. Abram of Rose the matter, he was happy with hisi v *^ e free watermelon patch. • * " AT OUR LOWEST PRICE EVER Come in to see these specially priced little Furs! Never before have they been more beautiful or lower in price! Choose from Capes, Stoles' and Jackets in soft natural grey squirrel, Luxurious natural ranch mink, Rich brown dyed squirrel, lustrous dyed muskrat and beautifully fashioned dyed marmot. Natural Grey Squirrel Capes from 299.00* Natural Ranch Mink Capes..from 349.00* Dyed Squirrel Capes from 169.00* Dyed Muskrat Capes from 169.00* Dyed Marmot Cape-'n-Jack. .from 169.00* Grey & Brown Dyed Muskrat Jackets from 199.00* Stoles in Squirrel Locke, Marmot, Squirrel and Mink from 89.00 to 895.00* Pay As Little As $5,00 Down. When 7/3 of purchase price is paid, coat can be taken out. Balance in easy payments. Fur Products Labeled to Show Country of Origin of Imported Furs • CASH • CHARGE • BUDGET • BUDGET • LAYAWAY *PIUS TAX 57 N SEMINARY ST. School Marriages DALLAS UPl — Of approximately 20 thousand students in Dallas junior and senior high schools 72 are married, Dr. W. T. While, superintendent, said records showed. The teen-agers include 56 girls and 16 boys. Uranium in China HONG KONG Ml — Russian geologists have discovered uranium deposits in mountainous Kwanglung province in South: China, according to press reports] from Canton. Family Dinner Mr. and • Mrs. Will Bell noted their 49th wedding anniversary Oct. 12. A family dinner was held at the home of their son, Russell Bell, and family at Avon. Birth Reports Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dovvnin of Berwick are parents of a son born Oct. 11 at the Saunders Hospital at Avon. Mr. and Mrs. John Birkhead are parents of a daughter born Oct. 14 at the Saunders Hospital in Avon. Mrs. Birkhead is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Grieve of London Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison of Casper, Wyo., are parents of Rent Complaints Rise NEW YORK Hi—So many ten ants have complained against landlords since the state allowed a 15 per cent boost in rents last May 1 that -this city had to buy four new automatic typewriters to answer them. The department of housing and buildings reported it now receives 700 to 800 complaints daily, compared to an average of 550 a day last year. • Woman's Club At Knoxville Hears Medic KNOXVILLE — Dr. Clifton Hall, representative of the tuberculosis control division of the State Department of Public Health addressed the Knoxville Woman's Club Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church. Dr. Hall told the club women how tuberculosis had been controlled since taken over by the state with a decided decrease in the number of patients and gains made through research. The speaker was introduced by Mrs. Arthur Nelson, club chairman of the department of public welfare. Mrs. Harley Andrews presented two students from the music department at Knox College, who played a group of piano and clarinet numbers. Mrs. P. J. Sharpies, past president, presided at the tea table and the following hostesses served: , Mrs. George Arnold, Mrs. William'Davis and Mrs. Arnold Swehorg "—«--- 'were hostesses during the social part of the evening, when Mrs. Taylor was the guest of honor ia observance of her birthday. a number &t years taught nch &ol in Fairbanks, Alaska. Kftoxvlfle Briefs Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Estea and family of East Moline, Mr, and Mrs. Harold Krusz and family of Lincoln and Edd Estcs of Sfnlth- shire spent Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. Homer England spent Sunday in Peoria attending a meeting of grocers and locker managers. James Smith returned to Chicago Monday, after a weekend visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith. O.E.S. Appointment Mrs. Victor Taylor has been appointed a member of the International Temple committee of the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star, the appointment having been made during the recent Grand Chapter meeting held in Chicago. Mrs. Taylor gave a report of the sessions during a meeting of the local chapter Monday night in the- Masonic Hall. Balloting on petitions took place during the evening and announcement was made of initiation next Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will serve as chaplain and organist in Maquon, Oct. 29, at a Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron's Night. Mrs. Retta Steele, Mrs. Eva Mrs, Ray- Horsefly Pet Wins SHELTON, Conn. UP) — Dickie Munson, 14, won first prize for the most unusual entry in a pet show. He displayed a horsefly in a cage carved out of a cork. Delayed Education HELENA, Mont. W» — An Anaconda great-grandmother has won her college degree. She is Mrs. Marie A. McLean, former Deer Lodge County clerk. Western Montana College conferred the degree. Looking on were her 10 children, 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. a son born recently. The Morrisons are former London Mills residents. Barber, Mrs. David Bost, Charles Buckley and Mrs mond Carlson. Visited In Wyanct Miss Fenimoro Schwartz, Mrs. G. F. Hebard, Mrs. Frank .1, Ellsworth and Mrs. Frank Swanson spent Tuesday in Wyanct as guests of Mrs. Raymond Sapp. Priscilla Club Mrs. Jennie Philblad has invited the Priscilla Club to meet in her home on South Broad street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. G. T. Club Outing Members of the G. T, Club have planned a family wiener roast for Thursday night on the Ralph Brotherton farm. Each family is, to supply their own wieners, buns; and doughnuts. Coffee and relishes will be furnished by the committee. If the weather should be unfavorable, the gathering will take place at Glisson Community Center. Home From California Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pickrel returned Monday from California where they visited the past two weeks. Part of the time was spent in Los Angeles where Mr. Pickrel attended a convention for, insurance men. Changes Positions Mrs. Homer England has resigned her position as stenographer in the law office of Hardy and Hardy, Galesburg, and has commenced her duties Monday as head of the commercial department at the Williamsfield" High School. Knoxville Visitors M.Sgt. and Mrs. Rollen Bates of Fort Sill, Okla., arrived Monday for a short visit with her mother, Mrs. Alvena Olson, and other relatives and friends in thic vicinity. Mrs. Bates will be remembered as Miss Hildegarde Olson, who for Honor Rudy Vallee PORTLAND, Maine (UP)- ft was Rudy Vallee Day here Tuesday in the crooner's native Maine, and Gov, Burton M. Cross issued a proclamation naming Rudy tho "guest of the state." 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