Joplin Globe from Joplin, Missouri on April 27, 1922 · Page 1
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Joplin, Missouri
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AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR MARCH Average Daily ." 21,901 Average Sunday 23,046 I0 b e Advertise it Where Those Wishing to Buy Will Look for lib) IN THE JOPLIN GLOBE ' The Home Paper That is Road Daily by More Than 100,000 People. READ AND USE GLOBE WANT ADS. FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS Delivered by carrier, 15c week. By mail. In advance: Three months, $,1.50; six months,"$2.75; year, $5; outside second zone, postage $1 year; Sunday edition only $3 year,-60c.extra for postage outside second zone. Entered as second-class matter at postoffiee, Joplln, under Act March 3 187! VOL. XXVI—NO. 225 117 Ku»t • Fourth St. Publlcntlon Office JOPLIN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1922 —TEN PAGES. Publl»hcil Every Morning Except Monday. * * PRICE FIVE CENTS LIST FLOOD AT 64 FIRST HOME GAME ALARMIST PICTURE LIS OF SCHEDULED TODAY All Pomp and Ceremony Attendant on Opening Day Will Mark Entry, With Weather Permitting. Once again, the red-tetter day on the calendar of every . fan' rolls around to Joplin. At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon the shell will be smashed and the national game formally issued into the city with all the pomp and ceremony usually attendant on such occasions, This afternoon when the gates swing open for the grand entrance of King Baseball, the great American monarch will be clad in a new robe—that of the Western Association. But the dazzle and splendor has not been altered and it's still t)ie same favorite pasting of the nation. From all appearances, Joplin stands ready to extend its new entry a royal welcome. Preparations Completed. All preparations have been completed for the grand opening and if the weather man will favor the city with' a. baseball day, all other matters for an elaborate celebration have t been taken care of. Joplin fans would have to dig back into ancient history to remember the time when their club won an opening day game at home. .But Manager "Gabby" Street and his athletes arc Out to shake off this hoodoo and turn in a victory over Fort Smith for a starter. The Miners 'won-two at thelTwin City and dropped another by*forfeit. .'In'.reality the' Twins have yet to lake a .gamWifrpm the 'Miners ana there-la no intention Of letting them ^start this afternoon. The "Miners-were ruined out at 'Hcnryetta yesterday and arrive here this'.morning with a record of .600. v.'hile on the road,.a creditable showing. The Twins also were rained out at'home'yesterday. E. F. Britton, one of the Fort Smith club own- erf, will accompany the charges of Oiirky Holmes here to:view the do- insr. To welcome the entry of-the game into the-city, a pretentious program nf festivity has been arranged. Start- iii:v at 2:30 o'clock from Twentieth 11ml Main streets, 'a baseball procession,' promising to be the largest ever held on inaugural day, will v.opd its way to the ball park, pror coeding north on Main to Third and cast to the horsehide emporium. Cops to Head Procession. Representatives of, the police derailment will-lead the line of march MK 1-will be followed by the fire lad­ dies with their apparatus and riot of rireris.- Both the DeMolay and the It. O. T. C. bands., will be in line, tuned up. ,to jazz off the entrance march for the diamond monarch. The city officials will have their place in the procession, and all civic clubs will be well represented. Meni'- beis of the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions club will have their place in cars, many of which - will carry streamers or banners. The Elks and the Shrine clubs will likewise be present and add to the merriment. And the Ministerial Alliance will be out, possibly to offer up a prayer for the Fort Smith Twins. Members of the Joplin Manufacturers' Association have signified their intention of befog in line with trucks, pleasure cars and.any other vehicle of transportation that can get over the ground to Miners park. The auto dealers' association has promised to show, up'in round numbers and the players of both teams In uniform will pass in review for the admiration of the small boy and the veteran fan alike. Chauncey Smith,' marshal! of the parade, has asked that all those who take part be prompt in forming at Twentieth and Main streets at 2:30 o'clock. Some of the organizations will meet at other locations and report at the starting point»in a body. Any citizen who desires to take part is invited to join in and help swell the ,magnitude of the procession. The* Orpheum theater has promised to he represented with a surprise float. Major Snapp on the Slab. Just prior to the calling of : the game, Mayor F. Taylor Snapp will demonstrate the art of pitching as approved by Christy Mathewson, Ed Walsh and other great artists of the game. The mayor has not forgotten how to-shoot a wicked- twister over the dish and he will hurl the first pill of the local, year. • ,« Behind the plate will be'FIre Chief Harry Wondell to handle the mayor's offering.'' The chief has an excellent "put.out" record.bqth,in baseball and fires, and the battery is'cal­ culated to be the best of its kind in- the city. Both are In fine fettle; to work and confident of-an excellent- shoving on- the eve of battle. ••''''"..' Mayor Snapp has issued a proclamation, asking that-'the'afternoon be observed as a half holiday by the merchants, insofar as possible, in order that' all who."wish 'may turn out for , the.": game' and extend , the pastime a rousing welcome'' for the season. .Many out J of?town persons, BY LLOYD GEORGE Shows Danger of Possible. German-Russo Alliance—Wishes for America's Presi- dence at Conference. Bjr The Associated Press. ; Genoa, April :26 —Premier Lloyd .George drew an alarmist picture of Europe tonight. In addressing the British, and .American press, representatives Tie declared that the object at- Genoa was to clear up political difficulties, which were full of menace. He emphasized that Europe must take cognizance of hungry Russia, which equipped by an angry Germany. "The world must, recognize the fact," he said, "that Russia and Germany combined contain over two-thirds of the/people of Europe, Their voice will be heard and tlie Russo-German, treaty, is the first warning ot it." Vit%i X'roof of Dungcr. Asproot the danger, he cited the fact that, there was no frontier line from the Baltic to the Black sea, Including - the .Rumanian, Galician, Polish and Lithuanian, frontiers, which had been accepted. "1 wish America was here,"- he explained. "Some people, think we want the United States for ' some selfish purpose. This' is not true. We want America because she exercises a peculiar authority; her very aloofness gives her the right to speak. . "America could exercise an influence no other country coul* . command. She- could come here free und disentangled^and with the prestige-which comes from her'lnd'epeh- deht position,'; she -.would Come with the voice • o'fc. peae 'ei.' '•;'/••' ; "Buf America "is not here; so Europe must do her best to solve the problems in her o\yri way." ••..Mjr.. Lloyd, George gave it; as : his opimon that the disorganization .of Europe would affect the entire world, including, the United States. He was- amazed-at people wh,o ; ' ignored the . port'entiqus \fact facing Europe today. Unless Europe . reorganized, in other words, unless the Genoa conference succeeded in arranging a pact of peace, he was confident that in his own life, certainly in the life of the' younger men , present, Europe would again welter , v in'• blood. "Vengeance Will .Follow." . "We triumphed in the war," he said, "but our triumph, will' not last forever^.-J?- our victory develops into oppression,-'.vengeance will •;'follow, just as Germany's action which started-the world war was: ; followed by vengeance. . "We. must be just and equitable and show strength; we must realize that Europe is not' on good, terms and that storms- are arising, which we must deal, with. ' K We had hoped that the end of. the great war meant the ^nd of brute force, but unless Europe's problems, are; solved there is no assurance that force has given way to right." The' British prime minister sol: emnly.urged, the. press to instill .patience, good will and fellowship throughout the world. "You . are here," he concluded, "to -instruct, to sustain, to guide, and I beg of you" in the interests of the world's future not to add to any obstacles which are in the way, but to • use your influence to help in the solution of difficulties which are full of menace." • Announcement by the British delegation that a meeting of the slgr natories of the "Versailles treaty will be held, in Genoa within a fortnight to determine on action in the event of Germany's failing to meet her reparations obligation at the end of May, was the chief feature. of today's conference activities... • This call fo.r.. a meeting of the allies was inspired by Premier Poinr care's Bar De Luc address intimating- that France was prepared to act alone if the allies failed to support her in ertf.orcing the treaty, Poland replied to Kussla's protest charging the Poles with violating treaties with-; Russia and seeking to undermlne.Russian sovereignty. The Polish reply asserted that the Poles were endeavoring .to : assist in the reconstruction of ; Russia and had no thought of violating their treaty agreements with -Russia. While the lending statesmen asr sembled in Genoa were consulting each other'on what kind-of a-reply they should make'to'the Bolshevik counter proposals, and' what would be;/the probable • scope .of ,the non- aggression, pact" which it is'propose'd ,to-.submit -to i the., conference, the experts here fromi many lands were hurrying .oh with their technical work 'connected'^itJi ^economies, fin.- j a.nce,an^transporti •• .'• • A • ration o.f equal' parts of bran and shorts, withYa handful Of oil njeal added, each 1 day, should; ,be fed to .the brood.sow during; the week before, farrowing. Corn should riot be ?f ed- at thirtime, • <• , Nation Pays Tribute to Grant on Hundredth Birthday • - i.Send the .-poor/ cow .to the block, Itis'doini/ahHhjUjitice to.the'.owner _ '»l poroli of this house On "Main street .wahWakeail ^Grant. cehtenaryj'a^d'd^;.ess, .which will be broadcasted. b.y radio, to^t'n^ntembry of theMate^Genenai, XJ. jS. Grant, one,-tim e the'nation's; chief 9X» cjf GcnereJl Gv>&*vtr Mount Plcasan t, - Ohio, President' Harding today •The entire, nation will-pay tribute executive. The lowers-picture shows the'Jwjnbje.little'h'om : e / -.where''tl» illustrious soldier, and. statesman was born, April 27-, • 1822. ...A : great coterie o 't^riotabiesiWiil 'go "by-way of 'river boat' to 'Mount ".pleasant 'from Cincinnati, to attend the centenary anniversary.. ..'•.-.' .V"i'. '.':" : , •" : ".';-"-'l'.:- : .-.';'„;. -;••'••;., " • -.': ' '. i •• " - ' • : ELABORATE CEREMONY MARK HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY IN CAPITAL. TO . Washington, April 28.— Dedication of .the 7 massive; Grant- memorial in the national - botanic gardens just west of the • capitol tomorrow, the centenary of' the;.birth ot, tlie great union military leader-and ^president, will be marked with elaborate . ceremonies.' 'in.*.which,, surviving veterans of the'Blue, : artd. the Gray' will take a 1 'eading part, 'All was declared in readiness tonight-' for, the ceremonies. The memorial /which has required fifteen years to complete will be unveiled by two great, grand-daughters of the military' chieftan, 'Miss Edith Grant: and,'Princess Ida Cantacuzene. Secretary Weeks will pres'entthe memorial .to 'the .government, and Vice President Coolidge Willi accept it acting 'for '.President Harding who, fulfilling a previous engagement, will be honoring; General Grant in an address at 'liis birthplace; at. Point Pleasant, Ohio Dedication to Nation.' The memorial will be dedicated to the nation, by union and confederate veterans. This, portion . o£ trie ceremonies will' be .conducted by /General Lewis L. Pll 'cheri commander-in-chief of the Grand: Army of the Republic and General; Julian S. Carr, command. er-in-chi 'e 'f.>of the United Confederate Veterans or his representative ^The ceremonies . of-, dedication will be preceded . by , a' military parade from the White'House down Pennsylvania, avenue .to the capitol'in which will .participate all regular army, navy and'marlhe corps forces '.in' the Washington' d|strjtct.,,a corps of'cadets from -.the" military' academy,; a.' battalion _pf . midshipmen txom. the. naval academy,'members of the Grand Army of the.Republic and of "the-United Confederate' .Yeterans' and' representatives of; various veteran and patriotic organizations, i ... • . MISSISSIPPI LEVEE. IN LOUISIANA BREAKS I'loort AVatcrs Rusli Tlirough Gap 300 Feet '-Wide—Rich Land in Path of Waters. Natchez, Miss.. April 26—Flood waters from, the Mississippi river were rushing through a crevasse tonight which occurred at 4 p. m. today in Concordia parish,^ four miles north of Ferriday, La., at the Wecama levee. The, gap in the levee line was reported to be 200 feet wide and, rapidly increasing. NJJ hope was held of stopping the break as the levee was said to be of sandy . formation at this point and crumbling rapidly. The section- behind the break is one of the.richest farming sections in Louisiana and, is largely devoted to, cotton planting. In the immediate, path of the flood are the towns of Ferriday, Junks, Clayton Vidalia, Wildsyille and Frpgmore. Vidalia'is a town; of about 2,000 population, Ferriday 500 and the others are,small villages. FOUR JURORS SELECTED FOR TRIAL OF SMALL By The Associated Press. On Boa I'd-President Harding's- Special Train, :AprH 26.—The special train on which. President Harding' is en route; to Ohio, to speak afthe centenary- of General Grant at the birth place : ijn; Point Pleasant, made good time,,tonight • on its swing, through Maryland/and upper'West Virginia. The president was in excellent spirits as • he 'board'e'd the' train';and tonight looked vfQrward with pleasure ,t,o. his visit, to the birth place of the gre a t union general. •"< In the ''presidential, party is Mrs, Henry. C.' Cbrbini' widow • of another famous geh'era'l,' -whom Point Pleasant' gayeltp. the'-world'. He \vas-elevated to '.th'e' rank...o.f "II eu te n»jit - gen - eral for: his services In the Spanish American - war and•'Ohioans/recalled tonight, with'*.' pride the lfie'mb'ry of this'son, who-ranka-next- to General Waukegan, ;I1]., April 26 —Four jurors were selected and sworn in today for the trial of Governor Len Small, charged with conspiracy to embezzle state interest, money while he was state treasurer in. 1917 and 1918." Three native borh Americans and a native of Porto Rico comprise the first panel. Second only in interest to the completion of the first panel was the declaration by lawyers for the stat'R today that they expect to depend! partially and perhaps largely upon ( circumstantial evidence in their effort to convict the governor. New Fire lfoni> nt fialrnn. Galena, Kan., .April 2(T.—Two hundred fent'-of .'hose "has been; added to thp equipment''of the fire department. Grant in the history of this little town. THE WEATHER FORECAST <• '•-•.-'•. -rr-: . • Missouri: Showers Thursday and Friday, not much change In <• .'temperature. <• Kansas: Showers Thursday «J» and probably Friday: not much »> change in temperature. •{> Oklahoma: Thursday show- <» ers; Friday cjoudyr < *e 'Arkansas: Thursday and FrI- <• day unsettled; scattered - show ers. ..;",. .•'••," ' • ' SAYS U. S. BONDS WERE DUPLICATED RE PltESENTATi VE JOHNSON ASSERTS OFFICIAL DOCU- 31ENTS WILL PROVE IT. Washington, April 26.—The statement was made on the floor of the house today by Representative Johnson, republican, South i D'ako^i, that it "will iatcr be shown by. official documents that there are , probably hundreds of millions of dolars of duplicate the United States. ' Prompt denial of the statement was made .by high treasury officials, who declared..investigation 'by Secretary Mellon of the buYcau ot engrav ing-had disclosed there, truth in reports of the circulation on a large scale of counterfeit government securities. The charges ' "are. wholly without foundation,"; Secretary Mellon <le elared tonight' in a. leter'.to. Frank J'. Coleman, editor of the Plato Printer. . ' . '' '..'•'. ', .'; Mellon nefiilcn (Iinrnon. , "It. Is important," Mr.. Mellon said "that the public 'should be informed that such sensational statements reflecting as they dp "on." the-credit of the'. governmen 'and' the' validity of its obligations are wholly without foundation." . "' Challengingr.'the Johhtison state ment, Representative ' Wln'go,. Arkan sas, democrra'ti'c" member ."of .'the house banking committee, declared it was calculated to cause uneasinessin the country and that ho did not believe Mr. Johnson ought to,make it, "unless hhe can back It up as the truth." As a basis for his "charge-as to alleged circulation'-of spurious securities, Air. Johnson • said . that -J, W. McCarter assistant • registrar ;.of the treasury during the Wilson;adhilnls- tration,."ser;ured. Information In the course of his duties which convinced him that there had 'been' crtormoiis duplication's of. goVdr'n'ment bonds which had been pr;inte l d, l by 'the bureau of engraving and printing and had gone through the. office of the registrar of the treasury." "I think "'Mr,' McCarter'ok' the right attitude when' ha" presented the matter first",to a distinguished democratic senator, Maryland and very properly presented matter to the treasury," Mr. Johnson•>continued, "He was very quickly Informed at that time by the former administration that nothing was wrong; that there should bo no Investigation and that'he should, keep his mouth shut or lose his position, and Mr. McCarter, who had'de.voloped the fact that will later 'be shown by official documents, that there are probably "undrcds ^f-millions of,dollars .of duplicate 'bonds in the United.-States, was discharged, from service .by his administration fqr presenting, those facts to me.ntb'ers : of congress. I think- a -nian who took -.-that/attitude In the former,administration' was ill- OFFICIALS SEARCH OFFICE OF K. K. K. IN PROM RAID Warrants Issued in Los Angeles for Two Alleged Klan Members in Connection With Inglewood Case. Los Angeles, Calif., April 26— Warrants for the arrest of Walter E. Mosher and Leonard Ruegg, members of a party which conducted a raid at Inglewood Saturday night, and alleged members of the today. Following the issuance of warratns for Mosher and Ruegg, District Attorney Woolwine obtained the issuance of a search warrant directed against the local officials of the Ku Klux Klan and dispatched an automobile load of deputy sheriffs and investigators to the office ot William S. Coburn, grand goblin, with instructions to bring in all papers found, there., i Search Klan Office. Mr. Woolwine instructed the searchers to take possession of all books, papers, documents and other evidence relating in a/ny way to the of the Ku Klux Klan in Los Angeles county. When the investigators reached Mr. Coburn's office, lie attempted to temporized, but the searchers insisted on going ahead without delay. Immediate empanelling of a.grand jury to investigate the raid was considered probable today by the county officials directly concerned. The Los Angeles city council adopted a resolution calling upon the city attorney to prepare an ordinance directed against the wearing of disguises. ' ' All blame foi' the raid waSTjilaced by Coburn upon the slain constable, Mosher, in an official statement dictated today to the Associated Press by the general attorney for the klan. District Attorney Woolwine today characterized the Ku Klux Klan as a "hooded band of outlaws and cowards," in a statement issued shortly after receiving by postal card a warning signed "K. K. K." The postcard warning mailed yesterday in Los Angeles read as follows: "Friend Tom: Better have your force go slow on this Inglewood matter. Judge Frank R. Willis, presiding judge of the. L'os Angeles county superior court, took action leading to a grand jury investigation immediately after he had been informed of the verdict reached at the inquest over the body of Melford B. Mosher. City, county and federal officials were showing active interest in the case. ' The Los Angeles county hoard of supervisors is expected to take up the matter officially tomorrow when a report on the.Inglewood affair will be submitted by Sheriff William I. Traegcr. One member of the board already has made a personal trip to Inglewood to obtain first hand information. Agents of; the federal department of (justice have forwarded to Washed. Services arc Held. Funeral services were held this afternoon for Constable Mosher, who died from gunshot wounds inflicted by Frank Woerner, night marshal! at Inglewood, when Woerner responded to calls'for help from neighbors of the Eldunyens and found his way blocked by masked and armed men, who he said he believed were robbers. He also' wounded Mosher's son, Deputy Walter E. Mosher, and Leonard Ruegg, a deputy sheriff. Young Mosher was at the inquest. It had'been planned to summon him to the witness stand, but because of his apparent physical collapse, and the testimony obtained from others, W. C. Doran, chief deputy district attorney, declared it was not necessary to call him, Ruegg is in a hospital in a serious condition. The testimnoy at the inquest directly involved the Ku Klux Klan and brought into the records ^he names ot several persons as having been present at a meeting at which the raid was said to have been planned. The raid was "positively not an official action of the Ku Klu Klan," according to Coburn." "I am anxious to assits the authorities," he said. W. C. Price, Los Angeles, king kleagle. said it "had been hinted" he might have been present during the raid. "My alibi on this score is most conclusive," he said. "Neighbors of mine can, testify I was at home developing pictures all during the time the affair was going on." Blake E. Shambeau, traffic officer of Tnglcwood, stated on the witness stand at the inquest that the raid was planned last Friday night at a Ku Klux Klan meeting at which he was "palccdin the way of becoming a klansman." Fifty-four counties, more than half of the counties of Kansas, are now entered in the "Better Bulls" contest and are competing for, the $2,000 prize money offered by the Chamber of Commerce ot Kansas City, Mo. 32 Lives Are Lost When a French Ship Founders; Captain Sole Survivor By The Associated Press . . Brest, France, April 26 —Thirty- Lwo lives were lost when the French steamer Deputy Albert Taillandier, a vessal of 3,000 tony oound from Rotterdam for Brest with a cargo of coal foundered last night, off the northern coast of Brittany, during a violent storm. Tho captain ot the ship, the sole survivor, was picked up today by the Greek steamer, Pelagia. Dead or Missing in Texas Flood Fort'Worth, Tex., April 26 —The revised list of the dead and missing includes: W. C. Gentry, 25, drowned, body recovered. W. E. Graham, missing. O'Tulle, wife and seven children believed drowned. Thelma Eunice Sanders, missing. Tom Smith. Mrs. Ida Walker, missing. . Mrs. A, J. Wilkinson and seven children missing. Allen Ferris. Ferris, brother of Allen, wife and three children. Joe Hartman. Dan Handy and three children. M\ F. Ward, wife and three children. Elderly unidentified woman and smiill baby.; Mrs. Cordie Runnells, 45, missing. Billy Harris, believed drowned. Shelby Sellers, wife, mother-in- law, and five children. Unidentified woman and child seen to drown. Jim Dunn, block eight, Greenleaf avenue, missing. E. E. McConnell, Evans Westwood addition, and wife and four children. Henry Alittendorff, White Settlement road. Mrs. G. W. Pettis, 48, believed drowned when rescue boat capsized. Isiah Pettis, .10, son of Mrs. G. W. Pettis, unaccounted for. Mrs. Ferguson, about 70 years old, reported lost from same rescue boat Mrs. Pettis was in. Mrs, —" Davis, also said to be about 70 years old, is reported lost from same boat. Mrs. Rosie Hartman, Van Zandt addition. Joe Hartman, son of Mrs. Rosie, Hartman. Mrs. Pierce living near Chevrolet plant. Mrs. Reagan, who lived with Mrs. Pierce. Both were elderly women and were reported seen walking around their house as the waters rushed in, the women refusing to leave. Miss Vesta Moore, whose home 1 near Waco, visiting in the home o Fred Yates, two blocks north ot the Chevrolet plant, believed drowned An elderly woman clinging to a small baby was seen by M. J. Farris to drown at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday about half n. mile from the Van Zandt viaduct. ONLY A FEW The list of injured remained at twenty-nine, according to reports from the hospitals where they were taken. Tho levee board plans to investigate the reported dynamiting of the embankments in several places late Monday night as soon as the flood waters receded, according to M. L. McCain, chairman of the hoard. Board mcmbeys, McCain said, do not believe the water would tear holes in the levees, which were pronounced in excellent condition recently. The toll of deatlis and damage is not definitely known, because of the failure to recover bodies. The property loss, however, has been estimated at $1,000,000. More than $5,000 has been raised for the relief of the refugees and food and clothing are being distributed. • • . Action looking to the prevention' of flooding of the city's utilities nlants, thereby crippling or suspending service entirely, in the future, probably will be taken after the flood recedes, Ma<or.E. R. f'ockrell .stated tonight. Water service was made nvailahle today, when water which put the plant out of commission yesterday, was pumned out by the fire department and the boilers were fired. * , The.latest report of the river stage was thirty-six feet, but recession since this afternoon was expected to bring it down rapidly. All railroads reported improved conditions today and operation on schedules is expected by tomorrow night. The railroads, as well as the Fort Worth Power and Light Company, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and North Texas Traction Company had large gangs at work today, repairing their lines. Water west of the Van Zandt viaduct had receded sufficiently this afternoon to permit motor trucks carrying fqod supplies to the homes in Arlington heights and the Van Zandt addition, which have been marooned since early yesterday. ..Mayor Cockrell declined an offer from Governor, Pat. M, Neff of state aid In caring for flood sufferers. The mayor said the local chapter of the Red Cross had the situation well Much Difficulty is Experienced in Establishing FataHty List, Making it Impossible to Determine Actual Number of Victims—Boy, 10, Reported Drowned, is found,—Mother in One Family Reported Missing, Drowned and Located at Intervals. ' Foit Worth, Tex., April 26— -The; unofficial list of persons reported dead or missing in the flood which swept Fort Worth Tuesday morning; stood at sixty-four tonight. Only a few bodies were in morgues, however, and much difficulty was, experienced in establishing the fatality list. Two bodies, one identified as that of Mrs. G. W. Pettis, about 50, prev^ iously reported rescued, were recovered from the flood waters tonight. One of the bodies has not been iden-- lifted, although 'it is thought to be- that of a Mrs, Ferguson. Mrs. Pettis, who was in the early list of missing, was reported rescued to the. Welfare Association today, but the report was found to be erroneous.. The body was identified by her son in law, Henry..Philips. ..'_•. Four Reported Missing. Four persons were reported rniss-^ ing at the Welfare Association. They were a Mrs. Hendricks and two children and LeRoy Holton, negro. Iriah Pettis, 10, who was unaccounted for today, was brought to the Welfare Association:' tonight where he met his brother in law, Henry Phelps, who had identified- the mother's body. The' boy was found in the inundated area of Arlington Heights. The case of the Pettis family, who lived in the Westwood addition was one of the most distressing and 1I-, lustrates the difficulty • incident to establishment of the list of dead and missing. Until 7 o'clock tonight, when the body of the mother was recovered/ Mrs. Pettis was reported missing,: drowned and located at intervals.- During the day Mr. Pettis, the husband, and his daughter, Mrs. Henry Phelps, waited and watched at the door to the Welfare Association building for some word of the mothr er or the little ten year old boy, Iriah, who was unaccounted for. They watched every face and asked every refugee in hope of hearing from the mother and son. Mrs. - Phelps became hysterical from the vigil and was taken to a hotel to rest. Mr. Pettis was sent to tlie home of a relief worker. Neither had been told of Mrs. Pettis* death late tonight, the news being kept from them until their- conditions improved. Late today, little Iriah wandered into the Welfare Association headquarters. He was overjoyed at sight of his brother in law, Phelps. He was one of the first' reported missing. * Three Deaths Reported. Three deaths reported from surrounding localities today also swelled the death toll of the flood and storm in this section. . A young man named Flowers was , aborted drowned at Vineyard, near iPidgeport, as he was driving cattle across a stream . Two persons . are dead at Mansfield, according to/ a report reaching here today. One •; of the victims was named Effington. His wife and thirteen children were' seriously injured in a twister that ; destroyed their home. A farmer named Carvin living near Aledo, arrived here at 9 o 'clock to^ night and said he believed his wife and twer children were drowned In'. ' the. flood waters. They were alone, alone In Carvin's home hen the lev~ ee broke and he said he believed., it. was impossible for them to reach v thf? highlands. . < ,5 \ Many of the children rescued are;.' suffering from whooping cough and.. some are threatened with pneumo-? nia, physicians report. ..-„>. " Shelter has been provided , tween 1,00 and 2,000 persons, according to M. H. Dirks, in charge "ot; the civilian and distress committee,. ' About $10,000 is needed for rellet work, it was said today, and efforts are being made/to raise this sum. ( ; Two unidentified persons were seen to drown at Riverside late today by rescue workers who were.' going to their aid In a boat. The persons wsre clinging to a tree ahoutu a quarter of a mile from the ahpre. ', One of the persons was a,man (; but ^ the rescue party was ,unatjle ;tl »J «M| termine whether th.e.".other,^JJWM* "woman or a child. They 'apparently were too exhausted, to a'ttrv (V«. M until • the boat reached ^'ejjjVtyid.'"^ ' 1ST dropped Into the water, service betwen Fort Wprtmaj .(Continued on Page ThrteJ -1 'w ,(Con«n>iad : M',^|fT

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