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AC WAX VOLUME XLV ALEXANDRIA, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1928 TEN PAGES NUMBER 25 HSSING AVIATORS ON ISLAND OFF COAST OF MAINE, REPORT SAYS . & , LyulSWw Orleans to liffe Humor Declares as Fears or Their Safety Grow. P0RTLA'I) Maine, March 15. (Br A. r.)-The Evening: Ex-( ' (hot rnnW rnards aii leai'in Fe" ..,,!... .j nn1 fnllnn .(ternoon were InTestlfrat- fiMiAt vAnnrf thnt Lit object and two linman LL. possibly tho missing En. Lour and IH crnnts. j the Honorable Els'e Mackay, ..f on Strattnn Island, pit two n'1" ot( 0,d 0rc,,ard rar Atlantic Filer Lost rwTOKK. March 13. (By A. L-Kear that two more names had Med to the list oi mers iosi Atlantic flights grew today as hours passed wn im n-o ui golden-wingea r.nacavur r.i to America from Cranwell air- U Enzlajid. L definite word has been heard Captain waiter u. k. juncii-and the Honorable Elsie Isav since they took oft from well at 3:40 a. m., eastern Stan- time, Tuesday hoping to reacn delphia . he most optimistic estimate was they carried fuel enough lor hours of flight, enough to keep h in the air until 5:40 this morn- under normal conditions, but rts from ehlps along the great L course and weather develop-ks along the Irish coast indicated they encountered severe storms h probably reduced their speed. was the case with the- other j flyers lost on the dangerous h Atlantic crossing, various ru- it came of a plane being heard. ie reports caused morei excite. k m the case of the Hinchliffe than in previous flights due Vrsons In New England and New ty, along the route the plane It follow in Its flight from New- idland to Philadelphia, thinking heard the motor of a plan. ie finally culminated in a report a plane had landed at Menlo X. J., but this proved tin kled. (e same possibilities that buoyed rnpes for Nungesser and Coll 'ailed today for the English war pnd his darlns; woman eompan- Those were that they may have hired to reach land far off their n somewhere in the wilderness Newfoundland or the bleak In-r of Labrador. was also the hope that they It have landed on the Ice pack, eir fuel gave out before they lied tho mainland. the Endeavor had been on it's p and had passed the coast of Boundland undetected the fliers I1 have been heard from long this as the whole Atlantic bard was on the watch for them they could hardly have escaped he had come out of the storm i ocean passage Captain Ilinch- would have found Newfound-a Mud of comparative peace safety. Conditions were good although the field at Harbor I w, covered with snow and landing would have been possi- e favorable weather conditions 'Wed to the fears th.it the plane ""h f'imewnere at sea. rer-weighted down bv ire nn the f from one of the sleet storms tlMi t this time of the year In eean Plants previously lost in at- "S the flight across the At-ere the White Bird (the pser-Coli plane), tho Sir John N. in which rantni pnnt Medcalf In a Canada-to-England 1 t!e St. Raiihapt. raiYvlnr pss Iwenstein-Wertheim 'and I 'Ms, in a fiit-iif t- , WK: the Old Glory with P Bertaud. St. ttoi .vne, attempting an Amerl- i.ome flight; Tho Dawn, In 'Irs. Frances Wile,-,,-, ,... im ti men were lost on the . " aw lork. ' Trace' nf Hlnehllffe riane hi. -'-After a search nf Vi morning, police and news- Be Key City in New Air Mail Route NEW ORLEANS, March 15. (By A. Viewing New Orleans a a key terminus of the air mall route which will connect this city with Mexico City. Washington, New York, Boston and with intermediate cities, Assistant Postmaster General W. Irving Glover stated here that, as soon as he submits details of the planned route to his department, bids will m a?W to obtiiri the contract carrier. Linked with this statement was an announcement from Raymond Faal, represtlng the St. Tammany-Gulf Coast Airways, that service under the New Orleans-Atlanta air mail contract to provide direct daily service between New Orleans and Now York would be established April 13, two months earlier than had been anticipated. Mr. Glover came to New Orleans from Houston, one of the points to the southwest where he has been conferring on the designated route. FINISH BRIDGE WORKTONIGHT Traffic Will Not Be Halted After Today on Span (From Thursday's Daily) Traffic will be able to go over the traffic bridge after today without the periodical halts that have been occuring for the past few days. The work of jacking up the bridge will ha completed tonight, and tho building up of the piers with concrete will begin immediately. It will be several days, however, before the work will be completed. Until all work is finished traffic will havo to use the one-way run-over that is now used at the Tine-vllle end of tho bridge and during the peak hours It will congest traffic to some degree when cars going one direction will block the traffic headed the other way. Some- work has already been done in grading the road up to the new level of the bridge. The highway commission will build a grade approximately one hundred feet long as an approach to the bridge. Tho entire work on the bridge and the highway Is being done by the I)uisiana Highway Commission under the direction of K. F. Koachum. The new level of the bridge at the Pincville levee will be threo feet higher than the original height of the bridge. The extreme end of the bridge has been raised to that height and the remainder of the work, consists of bringing the other section to the right grade level. Mrs. Rowell And Children Freed By Parish Authorities THREE STATES TO DECIDE ON FLOODCONTRQL Representatives of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Hold Conference At Memphis. ' MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 15. (By A. V.) Representatives of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, mem. bers of the Tri-States Executive Flood Control Committee, went into conference here today to deckle on a united stand for flood control. "It is now time," said Federal Judge John E. Martincau of Arkansas, "to determine whether a modification of our wishes must oe made in an effort to get what we can in the way of relief before this Congress adjourns. "We must have unity of action. A delay might be fatal to' the Mississippi valley. The question of flood control has remained a question since the flood subsided. It is flood time again and though there is no immediate fear of another inundation, the country is even less prepared for high water than it was last year. In a few places I understand all the gaps have not yet been closed. "We 8re at the mercy of nature. Not only that, but the fact that the present Congress is moving to a close without definite action so far is another reason we must consider it as a crisis. Something must bo done, and if the valley must compromise and share part of the burden, it must know what It can do and act in unity. That is tho reason for this conference today." Attending the conference were: Judge Martineau, who until yesterday was governor of Arkanjas; Former Governor John M. Farker of Louisiana; James P. Butler president of the Canal Bank of New Orleans; L. O. Crosby of Picayune, Miss., Oscar Johnson of Memphis, who represents Mississippi as president of the Pine Lands interests; Harvey C. Couch, Arkansas power and railroad magnate; Col. John Fordyce of Hot Springs, Ark., and E. n. Rice, representative frcm Arkansas and executive secretary of the committer. m Of Fori To smss $6,000,000 ge Suit Denied fe".. Marc,, 15.-(By j r 0U onipnry and Ed- m!" l'tthen, by ''"led hv t 1 1J Ul M!,rul Nay. y cIrcult court lrsM, mafle wtlj them to hn thi Ml,tw Com- fsal, iurufl Purchased it, hi!d brot suit In hUlhoX CKnolder! in the JVfi- , ""'Pany, charging ... J- failiM i orii (From Thursday's Daily) Mrs. Joseph Rowell and her two children, and Thomas Castles, wh) wero arrested and jailed on suspicion of being implicated in the murder of Mrs. Rowell's husband, Joseph Rowell, a Iocger, 40 years old, whose body was found floating In Bayou Clear, near Woodworth, several weeks ago, has been released from custody, as the authorities announce that they were unable to secure sufficient evidence against t lie accused to charge them with the murder. Lazine Ashworth, of Woodworth, who was also arrested and jailed on suspicion of being implicated in the murder, is still In jail, and it was announced today that he would be held to await the action of the grand jury at itfl next session. Negro, Alleged Slayer, Sought in Webster Parish MJNDEN. La., March 15. (By A. P.) An extensive search of Webster i-arish swamp lands is being made for Judge Cooper, who is al leged to have killed his employer, Arrie Beaver Sawyer, at a lumber camp near Doyline several days ago. The negro Is said to have struck Sawyer in the head with a wrench w-hen the latter ordered him to work. A reward has been offered for his apprehension. Louisiana Teachers' Convention Will Be In Baton Rouge BATON ROUGE, La., March 15. (By, A. P.) The next annual meeting of the Louisiana Teachers' Association will be held in Baton Rouge, probably some time In November, It. was decided by the cxecu-tive committee of the Louisiana Teachers' Association in New Orleans Tuesday night, it was learned here today with the return of local members of the committee. I he exact date of the meeting has not been set. Dam Disaster Telephoto Shows Rescue Workers ':':..:;"'., V .. ,. . :.. - : rf 'tmS?. . V . . WIFE WAITING TO HEAR FROM MISSING PASTOR She Does Not Believe He Is Man Married To Mrs. R P. Walker At Meridian, Miss. NEA. Photo ; Rescue party at work on the scene of disaster following the breaking of the St. Francis dam near l.os Angeles early Tuesday. Nearly 200 bodies have been found, 300 others arc mi.xsiiiR. T!ih picture was telephoned from I,os Angeles to Atlanta, where this mat was marie. WAYCROSS, Ga., March 13. -(By A. I.) Members of the congregation of the Central Baptist church and Mrs. Herbert D. Young, his wife, today were firm In their faith in the Rev. Mr. Young, missing pastor and husband, and steadfastly refused to believe that the minister was the man married to a Mrs. E, P. Walker, at Meridian, Miss., March 3. A unanimous vote of confidence in the minister was voted by the congregation nere last night and a I rewara or ?iou was offered for information as to his whereabouts. An intensive search for Mr. Young, who disappeared from Atlanta March 1 or 2, is being conducted. Mrs. Young said last night that she did not believe the man married at Meridian was her husband. She was confident he is a victim cf amnesia, and soon would be heard from Six Derricks Blown Down By Storm In Caddo Parish to live up to "he Fords "m sat , llt th. ,. Su,t on tha m hi .. ,a !eed rl con- Tractor Plunges Into Red River; Farmer Drowns MONTGOMERY, La., March 15. (By A. I) Edward McElwee, a farmer residing near here, was drowned late yesterday when his tractor, which he was operating on the bonks of tho Rd river, got out of his control and plunged into the stream. The plunge was taken from a 30-foot embankment. Cotton Market Recovers Early Loss in Rally NEW ORLEANS, March 15. -(By A. r.) Following an early decline on reports of relief for the western flrought section the cotton market advanced on favorable spot advices and all the early loss was recovered. May contracts rallied to 18.35, twelve point above the low and parallel with the previous close. October recovered to 17.88, net uacbflSffWl.; Boy, 13, Struck on Head by Axe Blade, Dies CAMDEN. Ark., March 13. (By A. P.) X. F. Romack. 13-year-old son of John Romack, of Fairview Park. Is dead from injuries sustained late yesterday when struck on the head by an axe blade. Young Romack and a friend were engaged in chopping wood when the blado, came loose and struck him. MAKKETS AT A GLAKCE. NEW YORK. Mr,-h 15 (By A. P.) Storks strong: Genml Motors ors to niv hijh at 161. Bonds firm; eonvrtj. ble lieiM rpflftfii strencth of storks, l-'oreicn rxrhang.. Mead.v ; Csn.idi.in dnl-lar above pur. rortueuei rstcs at now low. Cotton Quiet and stesdy. SiiKr steady; mmmissinn hnatt support. Cof-fc easy; lower Brazilian cabin. CHICAGO, March 15. (Br A. P.) Wheat easy; exreilent rains ' Southwest . Corn firm; lare eitport sales. Cattle steady to strong . J!oirs irreguiir. 1 Govemment Bonda. XFW YOnK. March J5 Liberty honds rinsed : 3 'is 101.12 Kirst 4 J -4s 1 (12.2a Third 4 1 -4 k (". M Fourth 4 l-4s 101 . 1 7 Treasury 4s 110,19 Treasury 1 1 4s 115.13 Xaral Btoren. . S.U'.WNAM. M.iroh 1 .Turpentine firm. o414ft55; als receipts 56; Miipments none; stork 0.034. Kosin firm sales none: receipts 2W: shipments 400 stork (52,158. Quote: B 7.25: D 7.50 r. s . 2 " : v s.40; ( n.soGa.Ri; i s.ro ft 70; K H.lIKo SO; M 8'.758S: N 9.25 ; VG 9.50; ww lo.OO; X 10.0't. Kew Orleans Cotton. NEW 01U.F.ANS. March 15. Cotton futures closed steady et a net adTanre of 5 to 17 points. Hih I,nw Cl0i P. C. Mar. . IS. 50 l.s.40 H.4! hid 1.47 May ., J.43 18,2.-. 1.42 tl 1.35 .'illy .. 13.21 13.05 1 .22-23 1K.17 On. . 17. PI 17.7 17.31 IT. fin Per. .17.00 17.17 1 7.P5 bid 17.90 Spot, cotton closed nuiet, 7 points up. Siles 417. Loiy middling 17. 37: middling 1.72; g'ind middlini 19.13. Ke-ceints 1,5'IS. Stork 451,180. KIIREYETORT, Ii., March 13. (Ry A. r.) At least six oil derricks were blown down, the plate glass window of the Rank of Vivian was blown out and other minor damage was done by a wind that struck Shreveport and portions of Caddo parish today. The wind which attained a velocity here of twenty-six miles an hour was accompanied by a. terrific rain and hail, a total of .45 of an inch falling within a space ct hlf an hour. A lowering cloud accompanied the wind and rain and for a time It appeared that a cyclone was imminent. Lights were turned on throughout the city as the darkneas approached that of night. In the Caddo parish oil field five derricks were blown down in : the Caddo Lake "area. All were owned by the Gulf Refining 'Company. Others may have 'been blown down, reports indicate. The damage to . tho. . five 1 Mown" down near Mooringsport is estimated at f 2,000. sisiSSBdto convene here Louisiana Federation To Meet At Temple March 21-23 CARTER HELD IN PINE BLUFF Man Who' Promoted Legion Carnival Here Is Arrested BIRMINGHAM. Ala., March 15. (By A. P. Cotton mill men In Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have organized a division of the Southern Textile Association for the exchange of ideas and consideration of modern plans of mill operations it was announced here today. Mill owners of all three States perfected the division "sub-association" at a meeting here, with the assistance of J. M. Grecg of Charlotte. N.--C., secretary of the Southern Te-itile Association. Meetings will be held twice yearly jvUh the next meeting in Huntsville, Alabama . Oliver G. .Murphy. of; the Shaw-mut. Ala., textile mills, was named chairman of the new body. D. Singleton Cook of the Pepperell Manufacturing Company of Opclika, Ala., and .1. T. Phillips of the Buck Creek Cotton Mills, Siluria, Ala., were named executives. Mill operations and demands of the trade are being given especial careful study at present. New Tork Cotton. NEW YORK, March 15 Cot'.oa futures closed: Hish T,ow Close P. C. Mar. . 18.69 is, 54 is, SI Is. (SO Mar .. 18. SO 1.fiS l.79Sn 1H.72 .Inly .. 18.fi 1 18.49 18.80-61 18.54 Oct'. . J. SO 18.15 l.2-30 t.?3 D". . 18.18 18.08 18. M 18.15 ts New Tork Cottonseed (hi. NEW YORK. March 15 Cottonseed nil closed steady; prim summer yellow 9.50; prim crude 8.00(S 8.37'e . March 9.50; April 9.50; May '9.55: June 9.72: July 9.91: August 10. OR; Peplcmber 10.17; Otobe- 10.12, 8a'es 18,300. New Orleans Cottonseed Oil. NEW ORLEANS. March 15. Cottonseed oil closed steady; prime anmmer vellnw 8.90; prime chads 8.12 ',s. Mr-h 9.05; April 9.10: May. 21; Jun 9.3 5; ,1u!y 9 48: August 9, bo; September 8.68; October B.5U Rev. Jones Tells of Marriage MERIDIAN, Miss., March 13. (P.y A. P.) Although officers had received no formal request to search for the Rev, Herbert. D. You nr. missing 42-year-old pastor of the Central Baptist church of AVay-cross, Ga., efforts were being made to locale him here today following disclosures late yesterday that a man f giving the missing minister's name was married here on March S to a woman who gave the name of Mrs. E. p. Walker, of New York State and Covington, Ky. They were accompanied by a girl about three years old who was taken to be the woman's daughter. The Rev. C. C. Jones, pastor of the Toplar Springs Baptist church, who performed the ceremony at his residence, said the man apiwared to be about forty years old, five feet seven or eight inches in height, weighing about 150 pounds. Ho had steel-gray hair and slightly prominent teeth, Rev. Jones said, and wore a gray suit and black hat. Mrs. Jones, who witnessed the cere-money, siid he. wore nose glasses. A local automobile agency reported selling an nutoinobilo to Young, for which he paid cash. The description of the man given by Rev. Jones was concurred in by the automobile salesman and the probate office clerk who issued his marriage license. To persons in the automobile salesroom he was beard to remark that he was driving to Call-fornia, but inquired the way to Co lumbus and Jackson, Miss. The following day he was seen on the road from Meridian to Jackson with his wife and the little girl in the car with him. Rev. Jones said ho noticed nothing peculiar about cither the man or woman. The man did all of the talking previous and after the ceremony, the minister said, the woman answering only those questions pro pounded in the course of the service, i Shreveport, auditor. Southern Cotton Industry Declared in Danger of Destruction by Pink Boll Worm years, the infestation will 'spread to the. eastward, the renter of the cotton producing area of the country." Buchanan proposed that this government open negotiations with Mexico on the question of co-operative efforts between the two nations to eradicate the pest. "The State of Texas Is without funds and helpless in the face of this pests' destruction," he niid. He declared that he had introduced a bill to authoriz" a f5,ona,000 appropriation to compensate the farms In the cotton belt for the damages by the boll norm, It as approved by the secretary of agriculture, he added, but was not sanctioned by the bnres'! of the budget. Representative Hudspeth, Democrat, Texas, also desert bed the ravages of the pest in West Texaa. He emphasized that immediate eradication was necessary or the cotton industry would ba destroyed. - i Announcement of a special assembly of the Louisiana Federation of Temple sisterhoods, to meet in Alexandria on March 21, 22 and 23, has jint been mado by Dr. H. Cerf Straus, rabbi of Tempi" Gemiluth Chassodim, where tho meetings of the Sisterhood will be held. This convention is scheduled to bring a large delogation from every Temple Sisterhood in the State, and will be among tho important gatherings being held in this city during this year. Invitations have been distributed by the local Temple Sisterhood, who will be the hosts to the assembly, with business sessions at the Temple and social meetings at th" Hotel Bentley. Mrs. Ranul C. Toups as general chai-r.ian for th arrembly, will welcome the delegates. A program of the convention will be ipubl.shed at a later date. Tho State officers of t he Louisiana Federation of Temple Sisterhoods are as follows: Mrs. Louis Abramson. Shreveport, hon orary president; Mrs. Ben I. Isaacs New Orleans, president; Mrs. Jonas Selig, Munroe, first vice-president; Mrs. Fred Hart, Iike Charles, second vice-president; Mrs. Jerome Weil, Alexandria, third vice-president; Mrs. Ferd Calm, Monroe, treasurer; Mrs. Harry Haas, New Orleans, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Eugene II. (jutmann, New Orleans, recording secretary; Mrs. Morris Barnett, New Orleans, parliamentarian; Miss J'Jlia Michel, WASHINGTON", March 15. (By A. P.) The destructive trek of th" pink boll worm of cotton across four continents to its present attack on the Texas cotton crops was described today in the House by Representative Buchanan, Democrat, Texas. The pink boll worm was first discovered in 1 S 42 In India, he Bald, and then It appeared in 1911 In Egypt, Then it migrated to South America, he added, and thn came to tho Hawaiian Islands. "It first entered this country in Arizona and New Mexico and is now devastating Texas," he dclared. "If the boll worm Is not eradicated, it is good bye to agriculture and the co"-on belt in this country. If this country eradicates it, 1; will be the only country that has done it." Lnless drastic and effective ron- trol ii effected within the next few (From Thursday's Daily) Tt. O. Carter, a young white man, who promoted the carnival and fun festival which was held here several weeks ezo, under the. auspices of the local Post of the American legion, and who is alleged to have absconded with funds belonging to the legion, has been arrested and is being held in jail in Pine Bluff, Ark., according to a message received by-Sheriff Downs, from Pete Thompson, chief of police of Pine Bluff, who advised him the accused had been turned . over .to the federal authorities on a Mann 'Act charge. Sheriff Downs holds a warrant for Carter's errest, which was sworn tout by, local legionaires, charging him with the embezzlement of funds belonging to the. legion, amounting to $200, which he is alleged to have collected during, the carnival.- Sheriff Downs wired to the Pine Bluff pedice chief, making inquiry in what court tho accused would be tried and where .the tribunal is located. The sheriff .also advised him that he held a warrant for Carter on the charge of embezzlement and that he desires to obtain custody of the accused, as soon as the Federal authorities are through with him. The sheriff declared today that he did not know what the Federal authorities would do about the case. He asserted that lie did not suppose they would release him until after his conviction and he had served his J sentence on the Federal chars". He s.ii'i. nowever, mat he would endeavor to get them to turn the prisoner over to him at the earliest possible moment. Carter, according to a Tine Bluff .paper, was arrested in that city Tuesday morning on the charge of driving a mortgaged automobile out of Louisiana, and was transferred from the city Jail to the county jail when Federal officers f.led charts I of violating the Mann Act against him. "Eleda Lyle, a young woman r rested vutn Carter," continues the newspaper, "was being held in the city jail for questioning in conn;c tion with Carter's case, but no spe- i cific charg;s have been filed against her. "Carter has been posing as a for tune teller in a West Tine Bluff theater, officers said. He and the young woman arrived here last we?k and havo been living together. Chief of Police Pete Thompson said. 'Carter was arrested yesterday morning by Officer Joe Lee Willis The woman was arrested a few min utes later by Officers Willis and Sid King. "A man answering Carter's description is sought in Alexandria, La,, for. obtaining money from the American legion Tost, there to put on a benefit show, and then leaving town with the money, Chief Thomp son said. rniet inompson received a wire yesterday morning frcm Baton Rouge, from a motor company, stating that Carter owed 250 on the car and asking that it bo held." INVESTIGATIONS TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAM BREAK BEGIN Cotton Mill Men Organize Division Of Textile Issocialon COTTON SLUMP CHARGES AIRED New. Yorjv Broker Appears Before Senate Committee Three Hurt When Auto Hits Mule Near Opelousas OPELOUSAS. La., March 13. (By A. P.) Davis Walters, Gustavo Tu-jogue and a man named Credow are in a. hospital here today suffering from injuries they received when the automobile in which they were riding struck a mulo near here. Walters received a c:it on the right arm and internal injuries. Tujague suffered a broken collar bone, while CreJuw was slightly bruised, - -- , Farmer Struck by Car Near Morringport, La. SHREVEPORT, La., March 13.-fBy A. T.) Daze Hansen, farmer, was reported In a critical condition in a hospital here today suffering from injuries received when he was struck by an automobile driven by a negro near Moonngsport, La, Tin negro escaped , 'WASHINGTON,. March 15. (By A. P.) The other side of the 1327 cotton slump story based on the contention that market manipulations of the great cotton firm of Anderson-Clayton & Company, of Houston, Texas, were largely responsible for the crash was unfolded before the Senate Investigating committee today in the direct statement of Arthur R. Marsh, New York cotton broker. Marsh, who told the committee he hSd already placed al) these charges before the department of Justice, included ft declaration that the 1923 operations of the firm were conducted under "direct Auspices of the Fed-erartrade commission. .. He also detailed alleged "cornering" operations ' In the Liverpool market by a subsidiary of the Houston firm, Penny Father and Company, which he declared served to "hog tie" British cotton buyers in the 192j-26 season nd again in 1327-28 so that virtually all cotton sent to that market was that shipped by Anderson-Clayton. At one point after the witness had recounted the cotton buying operations of the Houston factors in relation to their dealings In future delivery contracts in New York and Liverpool particularly, Sen. Rans-dell, Democrat, Louisiana, asked Just what the New Yorker "complained of" since actual cotton purchases were involved. "My complaint Is that in these operations Clayton was extracting his profit from his competitors not from handling cotton," Marsh said. "By setting a trap for them," interjected Mush's attorney, from across the committee table. He frequently interrupted to ask his client questions designed to bring additional points or sharpen up those already made. Marsh had Just begun to narrate the happenings of the 1927-2S season leading up to the price crash of last fall when recess until tomorrow was taken. William L. Clayton, head of the Houston firm, was not present today, although he is expected to face Marsh for mutual cross-examination tomorrow. His lawyer, David H. Miller, sat in at the table, but made no attempt to quertion or interrupt Marsh. At one point, preed by Senator Smith, Democrat, South Carolina, committee chairman, for statements as to the relation of Anderson, Clayton's previous operations to the 1D27 slump. Marsh said developments of earlier years he spoke of were all "part and parcel of what happened In 1327." He diverted long enough from his progressive narrative to add that he could say "as a general truth" that Anderson - Clayton operations had led fo the 1927 decline because they restricted the buying power of the world "by at least 5,000,000 bales" although the firm had only actually purchased according to Clayton's testimony around 2,000,000 bales. . Speaking of Anderson-Clayton's operations in December futures in New York in 1323-26 season, Marsh said when settlement time came Bitterness Against Los An-geles Shows Itself in ValleyNearly 200 Bodies Recovered 300 Missing. SANTA TAULA, Cad., March 15. (By A. P.) Bitterness against the city of Los Angeles began to show itself In San Franclsquito canyon and the Santa Clar valley today, ai interest centered upon numerous coroner's Inquests and other investigations to determine responsibility for the loss of hundreds of lives an1 millions of dollars in property In the St. Francis dam break. W hlle the bodies of nearly 200 valley residents lay in improvised moi gues and 300 more still remained un accounted for, the issue of responsibility for the disaster, was thrust into the foreground when rehabilitation committers charged that the southern California metropolis had usurped the water rights of the valley In building St. Francis dam. Dr. D. W. Mott, former Stat senator from Santa Paula, informed Governor C. C. Young that "the responsibility is that of a selfisn city that took the water belonging to us." Mott ald his opinion had been expressed In answer to a question put by' the chief executive wha had ssked for an opinion on re-, sponsibilily for the disaster. C. C. Teague, chairman of th Santa Clara Valley Committee in an address said: "We want Los Aii-feles to know that it has taken millions from us." "The city of Los Angeles, will ttry to minimize the damage and prove' that we are not entitled to anything," Teague continued. "We probably v ill have to appeal to the courts." ,i Inquests were ordered started l Fillmore, Moor Park, Santa Pau' and Oxnard. Governor Toting signified his intention of launching a Stnte investigation and the State Railroad Commission announcei plans for a quiz. A committee e eleven Ventura county citizens wa chosen by the board of upen1sore to determine the extent of damage in the county. , Meanwhile, the opinion was expressed by several persons In th ntricken area that the 300 still un accounted for bad been buried forj-ever In the miles of yellow gilt deposited by the escaping water they rolled toward the Taciflc. Hop was maintained in some quarter that many of these had left the canyon end valley in warning! and wf afe. . . ,, :. . It appe'af'ej" Improbable that all of those still buried in the ellt would be recovered because of ith deptS. It is nearly thirty feet deep jn some places, and the tangled wreckage embedded in the quagmire has made digging for bodies a most difficult operation. - Young Husband Of Ex-Kaiserfs Sister Ordered Expelled BERLIN, March 13. (By A. P.)- Alexander Subkoff, young husband of Princes Victoria of Schaumburg-Lippe, sister of the former kaiser, has been ordered expelled from Cer. many by the police authorities of Cologne. It was stated that the expulsion order was issued because the young Russian refugee, one time dishwasher and dancer, had not renewed his residence permit in time. rrincejss Victoria, although forfeiting her German citizenship when she wae married to Sugkoff, wa not included in the expulsion order and she is remaining at Bonn. thre was nothing for competitors and holders of December contracts to do but "step up and settle." "Day after day we at the ring side saw Anderson-Clayton broker selling, not tens of thousands, but hundreds of thousands of bales in December contracts," he said, adding that the "best observers" estimated' the toatl of such transactions at a million bales. The firm brokers, in settlement, he said, would sell December eon-tracts only provided they received In c.xc.mnge March contracts at $3 a bale lower and on March settlement repeated this process doin the same thing In July and October transactions. Meanwhile the Liverpool market was being "eyetemat-tcally driven 4wn," he adders The four menths of married life of 63-jear-old Princess Victoria and her 27-year-old husband has appeared anything but smooth. Three weeks after his marriage, Subkoff fell from a motorcycle while, trying to turn a curve. In January he went to Ahrweiler for cold water treatment after a series of escapes and erratic adventures in Bonn. Subkoff next appeared in the newi when he participated in a brawl in a Berlin cafe last month. He wa arrest-d on a charge of having knocked a page boy senseless because the boy displeased him by remaining In an alcove where Subkott desired to talk in private with an-other guest. Princess Victoria's family including the former kaiser did not approve her marriage to the young refugee. f. '. Woman Executive of Dixie Oil Co. Resigns SHREVEPORT, La., March 15.-(By A, P.)-Mrs. N. M. Hancock, ranking as one of the highest women oil executives in the country has resigned as vice-president of the Dixie Oil Company, a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana and has been eucceeded by A. t W. Peaks, frmer production surwr. 1 I intendent of the Mid-West Refin. f lug Company, another Standard of j Indiana subsidiary, according ti announcement made by the Dixie Company. , J F. II. Wickett. former president of the Dixie Company, also has resigned but no successor to him has been made. Mr. Hancock who has been ait oil executive in the Standard organization and also in the entire oil world, for she is also president of the Omega Oil Company, a separate company, of the Standard organiri-t!ui, iiKh was formed in J:j. Mr.-Hancoek will retain tho presidency of this company, Col. Robert W. Stewart h resigned the chairmanship of the Dixie board and ha a been, euccejeded by A. J. Pulfec, I

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