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Sign Up Witli NRA Do your duty. 1'oar help U needed KOW. Mil HUM of vea tad won** «uy tuftr thi* wta- tor if ro« d*Ujr. Ames Dailu Tribune STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUME LZVII OfflcUl Amu and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1933. W1ATBB1 FOBBQAir Partly cloudy, warmer In extreme northeait eortlon Tueeday nlfM, Wednesday un*ettl«d, probity shower* and cooler In northern portion. United Press Wire Service HO. 66 TWO HURRICANES STRIKE GULF COAST ROOSEVELT EACES SHOWDOWN WITH FORD, SOFT COAL Deadline at Hand for Detroit Motor Magnate WASHINGTON (UJ!) — President Roosevelt returned to the capital Tuesday for two crucial show-downs en the administration's drive for national recovery. First and most spectacular was with Henry Ford, who so far has made no move to bring his vast ftnterprices under the Blue Eagle. Second, and equally im- pSrtant, was the failure of leaders of the bituminous coal industry to settle their disputes and agree to a recovery code. Administrator Hugh S. Johnson, hurrying back from Chicago, where! be'delivered a Labor day address,; was expected to outline the entire Ford situation, bringing the presi-j dent up to date on developments! since Johnson dispatched a report; by airplane to Hype Park last week before Mr. Roosevelt left on a yacht cruise. Tuesday was th« last day for Ford to sign a certificate of compliance to the automobile code, and reports from his Michigan mountain vaca tion camp indicated he planned to ignore the deadline. The administration, likewise, was expected to make no issue of the time element If Ford persists in ignoring the gov eminent, the administration probably will leave its case with the public. Johnson said several days ago that the public might "crack down' on the Detroit manufacturer if he did not sign. There was a possibility, of course «f corns lastminute developmen: whereby a way would be found for Ford to get the Blue Eagle withou making his books accessible to the code administrators, the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, to which, hi* competitors but not his company belong. This provision of the code was re- farded as the most objectionable to the Individualistic Ford, Vho was ,.t$.haye no^Quarrel with, tour •wic* provision*. Just as pressing, was the coal sit (Continued on Page Three) Two Women With Mallets Maul Bandit MEADE, Kan. Tuesday sought (U.E) — Officers to identify as Lose Minute, Save a Life, Police Warn The Ames police department will conduct a. most rigid campaign against reckless drivers and violators of traffic code provisions this fall, Chief W. J. Cure said Tuesday. This drive will be given particular emphasis during September because of the return of 2,000 school children to daily classes, creating exceptional hazards at school crossings. • Chief Cure is a strong believer in the motto for motorists, "Lose a minute and save a life." He declares the members of the police department will -be more strict than ever in enforcing traffic regulations and that reckless drivers will be run down and ^'prosecuted to the fullest extent Other cities are conducting highway safety drives during this month, because of the return of children to school. The movement is virtually national in scope. One safety campaign slogan is "Children should be seen—not hurt" Barn and Car Burn at Gilbert Farm GILBERT—A large barn on the farm occupied by John Claybaugh a half mile west of Gilbert was destroyed by fire about 10 p. m. Monday night and the family automobile and about a load of hay housed in the -building were demolished. A silo adjoining the bam was also burned. The loss was covered by insurance. Mrs. Claybaugh discovered the barn in flames about 10 p m. A hog house nearby caught fire from sparks but the flames were quickly extinguished. The farm, known as the Hall place, is owned by Miss Emma Wakefield Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven O f test Questions? Tur. to for the answers. George "Machine Gun" Kelley, a bandit captured by two women armed with croquet mallets. Faced with an automatic pistol, Mrs. Ansei Horning and Mrs. P. G. Prather of Meade closed in on a desperado who sought to steal their automobile in the city park. They beat him to the ground. Men came running, seized the dazed suspect and called the sheriff. Two men and a woman accompanying the prisoner, who refused to identify himself or talk to officers, fleti when their companion went down under flailing mallets. Crummell of Wilmore, Kan., kidnaped by the quartet when his automobile was stolen, was left behind. The party answered the description of three men and a woman who engaged Oklahoma officers in a running gun battle near Enid Monday. Machine guns were seen In their automobile and officers believed they were en route to meet Harvey J. Bailey, notorious killer and kidnaper who escaped from Dallas county jail for four hours Monday, only to be caught at Ardmore, Okla. 4-H BOYS, GIRLS TO AID NRA DRIVF Will Work Under Mrs. John Mather Boys and girls of the Story county 4-H clubs will assist in conducting the NRA consumers canvass in the rural districts of the county, according to an announcement Tuesday by Mrs. Thomas F. Crocker, chairman of the county-wide drive. Adults who are well known in the farming communities will -be asked to take charge, witbr.bovs and girls assisting in the canvass under direction of Mrs. John Mather, county 4-H girls club director. Additional supplies have been received and are being distributed among the workers. In the meantime, reports from the towns of the county indicate the drive is meeting with general success. These reports are coming to Mrs. Crocker and indicate the work done by the women in the campaign. Mrs. Clint Price, Nevada chairman, reported nearly 700 signatures had been obtained to the NRA consumers pledge cards, with only 16 women in Nevada who refused to sign. Mrs. Ole Saho of Maxwell, reported 126 cards signed; Mrs. G. A. Stiegler, Slater, reported 122 signers with 12 refus' als; Mrs. Harry Gaulke, Kelley, reported 44 signers with five refusing to sign; Mrs. John Hansman (Continued on Page Two) CHICAGO <U£) — Vital changes must be mad« in the 1933 banking act to insure the nation's economic recovery, Francis H. Sisson, president, said in an interview at the opening of the American Bankers' association convention, Tuesday. Faced with the serious task of rebuilding America's financial structure, more than 5,000 bankers, including leading financiers -of the country, were here for what is regarded as the most important, series of conferences in the association's history. Insurance- of deposits was attacked by Sisson as the most faulty NOTORIOUS KILLER IS RECAPTURED; 20 ON OUT? Harv. Bailey Has Few Hours Liberty Monday OKLAHOMA CITY, (I*)—Twenty guards were placed around the cell of Harvey Bailey, notorious killer, kidnaper, and band.it> Tuesday as authorities anticipated .the chance of a desperate underworld attempt to liberate the man who accomplished the seeming impossible and escaped from the Dallas county jail Monday. Bailey had only a few hours of liberty, but authorities were given a clear intimation of the cleverness and resources of their prisoner. While he was being captured at Ardmore, police fought a carload of underworld machine gunners at Enid, 150 miles north. The'gun- men escaped. They were believed friends of Bailey, heading south to meet him. Authorities opened a vigorous .investigation of how he obtained the j NRA executive committee, was pistol with which he forced his way out of the supposedly escape proof Dallas jail where he was heavily guarded. . Faces Trial Soon Bailey is to be tried here Sept. IS for the kidnaping of Charles Urschel, oil millionaire, provided it is not decided to try him in Kansas City for the union station massa- i ere, where 1 e would be subject to President of American Bankers Assn, Attacks Deposit Insurance x Feature of Federal Bank Act; Says Repeal, Modification Needed feature in the Glass-Steagall bill and one of the mistakes that must be corrected to place banks on a sound basis and permit business expansion. "It has taxed strong, honest, well- conducted banks." Sisson said, referring to the deposit guaranty provision in the banking bill. "Good banks have been made to pay for the shortcomings of weak, even dishonest bankers. "In several cases it demoralized the system of public supervision of banking by submitting the officials to irresistible pressure to grant charters to unqualified persons wishing to enter banking under protec- tion of the guaranty, or to practice laxity in respect to established bankers who/succumbed to the boom of oped? reckless banking which devel- Political supervision of banks. Sisson said. places,false security in the minds of the people and brings improper influence to bear on banks. "Banks are never strong simply because they are watched," he explained, "nor deposits safe because they are • supposedly guaranteed. Banks are strong and deposits safe only when they are in the hands of strong, -honest men. The only way to have strong, honest men in posi- ty fully and squarely upon them and then let them work under the limelight of full open competition." Sisson suggested three "important modifications" to the Glass-Steagall bill, which he said were necessarj to be beneficial to the banks and the public. They are: 1. Modify, if not eliminate, de posit insurance. 2. Modification of the present se curities act, which acts as a de'ter rent upon financing and jeopardizes business expansion. 3. Changes in the act which thru elimination of security affiliates not only has handicapped business finan tions of trust is to.place responsibili- cing needs of the government. I Detectives Guard Threatened Heiress j Entire County Joins in Victory Parade City Manager J. H. chairman of the Story Ames, county the death penalty. He has been identified as one of the bandits who escaped with $2,000,000 in the nations' greatest bank robbery at Lincoln. Neb. He was questioned in the 1929 St. Valentine's day massacre in Chicago, once was investigated in connection with the Lindbergh kidnaping, and last Decoration day led 10 convicts in an escape from the Kansas State penitentiary at Lansing, where he,was sen-ing a bant robbery sentence! Brandishing "^iw^ old revolver which h«' said he "found" in his mattress, Bailey forced his way out of the Dallas .iail at breakfast time Monday. He locked three attendants in cells and kidnaped Nick Tresp, a deputy jailer. Saws Cell Bars In preparation for his dash. Bailey sawed out the bars between Ms cell an an empty one adjoin, ing. To reach the street, he des(Continued on Page Eight) notified Tuesday by the state recovery board that the Story county complaints committee had been named as follows: Prof. J. B, Davidson, Ames, chairman;, Mrs. Herbert Hadley. Nevada; Martin Townswick, Story City; Martin Troup* Maxwell, and R. L. Arnold, residing between Ames and Nevada. I This committee will hear com- i plaints of alleged NRA code violations in the county which have been referred to it by any local complaints committee. Such local committees have been appointed in Nevada, Story City and Roland. Mr. Ames is informed. Other towns are expected to name their complaint* committees soon. • Authority Limited The local or county complaints committees have only authority to -hear complaint! and to attempt to settle disputes by.jpeace'-f ful arbitration and agreement.' Paae 3 1. What term is used to d«sie sate experimentation upon living animals for medical purposes? 2. What is the difference In du ties performed by an ambassador and a minister? 3. What is a soldier's kit? 4. What is the unit of currency In Mexico 5. Who first isolated the metallic element calcium? . 6. What, does the coined word KIR A stand for? 7. Will water glass dissolve In wa t.er ? 8. What sort of drink is vodka? 9.. Thru what states does the Klttntinny moiimnln ran^ extend? I*tlon o! the world? Encephalitis Takes Another Life in Iowa DES MOINES CUE)—Encepha- itis Tuesday had taken the lives of three lowans. Lawrence Edgington, 19. Albia, la., a member of the civil- an conservation corps camp, died here Monday at the government hospital at Fort Des Moines. ipidemic encephalitis or sleeping sickness was given as the cause of death by the hospital death :ertificate. Edgington was stricken with !ever and coma Sunday while risiting his parents at Albia. He was brought to Fort Des Moines lospital. Mrs. George Kalma. 50. died it Newton. The first death was eported two weeks ago at Coun- il Bluffs. 10 More Deaths n St. Louis Area ST. LOUIS (LIE)—The epidemic if sleeping sickness spread Tuesday despite vigorous efforts of _ealth officials, who reported ten more deaths in the past 36 hours o bring the total to 72 here since July 30. Twenty new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. New isolation wards were opened in hospitals to care for the increasing number of victims of the mysterious malady. Since the outbreak in late July, 482 cases have been treated. More than 200 still are in hospitals. A few have recovered completely and many others have been released from hospitals and sent, home to complete their recuperation. Health officials said they believed very few persons recovering would suffer any permanent effects. AH of the most recent to succumb were 65 years of age or older and the average a&e of the ten reported Monday was 71 vears While the general death rate ia about 15 per cent for died, health, officiate said. have SCHALL RENEWS -ATTIK ON NRA Sees Disaster Ahead for Middle West CHICAGO (U.E)—Sen. Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota, republican, Tuesday issued a bitter attack on the NRA and President Roosevelt's recovery program, characterizing it a "national ruin act." "Warehousing space along the sea coast of the United States is now at a premium," said Schall in a statement to newspapers. "They are loaded from cellar to garret with millions of dollars worth of foreign merchandise being held in readiness for the promised increase in prices from the NRA. "This merchandise has been manufactured in factories where labor is employed as long as 18 iours a day and where the wage is is low as 10 cents in our money. When prices climb by this artifi- ;ial and insane national ruin act. a few cents more, this avalanche of goods w-ill be thrown on the mar- ets, closing all our factories. "The middle west will feel the ilow worst because it w-ill not receive any share of the cost of load- ng and unloading this great cargo which hundreds of European vessels have brot» or are bringing." Schall charged the factories "in he midwest were on the verge of closing and that the markets of he farmers would be lost. The senator also said he planned to investigate "false figures regarding employment gains and increase to trade which are now b«ing given to the public thru the $100,000-a-d,y; publicity bureau of the NRA." Such complaints as cannot be Threatened with kidnaping while vacationing at a New Hampshire settled in this manner are to be camp. Betty Downs, daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia rail execu- referred by the countv committee tjve - was greeted by a guard of detectives when, as shown here (in _• * ""' 'l-H-l»\ 1 f*4 1 »-1 e>TtMA^**»iirf'l44lljt n-krt . - "LJn» •« nt-Vn« I™ —4. 1 ,-,P* direct to the state recovery board, which will refer them to the interpretations committee. The state recovery board alone has authority to institute proceedings to enforce NRA code provisions. Story county turned out enthusiastically Saturday afternoon for the county-wide victory parade. Tho campaigns to sign NRA consumers in the county have been necessarily delayed, the parade was held in keeping with similar parades in all parts of the country over the weekend. Nearly 100 automobiles joined the two squadrons that circled about the county, starting from Ames, Saturday. noon.^The squadrons converged again at the Iowa State college campus at 3 p. m., and after traveling thru Main street, continued on to Nevada for the main parade at 4 o'clock. Talks in Each Town Short talks were made in the towns around the county as the squadrons stopped to pick up local cars. The talks explained; briefly the NRA movement and invited the fullest cooperation of local residents and business concerns in President Roosevelt's recovery program. Zac Dunlap, former Ames automobile dealer now with th« Chrysler corporation in Detroit arrived in Ames Saturday morning for a brief visit, and con(Continued on Page center), she arrived home. Her mother is. at left. VOTES REPEAL 2000 Iowa Coal Workers Strike InNRA Protest DBS MOINES OLE)—More than 2,000 Iowa miners in five counties were on strike Tuesday in protest against failure of operators to sign a national recovery code. The strike, which started near Chariton Friday with the walkout Kelves Tuesday on repeal of the jNonpartisan Observers See Wet Victory MONTPELIER, Vt. (II.E)—Con- servative non-partisan observers forecast a 2' to 1 wet victory as Vermont voters expressed them- Pierson Considers Dakota Pulpit Call The Rev Lester A. Pierson, pas tor of the Ames Lutheran church for the past dozen years, announced to his congregation Sunday morning that he had received and was- considering a call' to the pulpit of the Lutheran church at Mad ison, S. D.. one of the largest churches of the denomination in South Dakota. The Rev. Mr. Pierson said he had not made a decision yet regarding the call. A meeting of the congregation is to be held next Monday night when the subject will be discussed. Chicago Railroads Swamped by Weekend Travel to Exposition CHICAGO, <U.P> — Chicago's streets still swarmed with visitors Tuesday after the greatest influx of travellers in the city's history had set. new attendance marks at A Century of Prrgress exposition over the week-end. 'Railroads fa.ced with the greatest passenger traffic to the city they had ever known, reported that 430 special trains and extra sections had been used to transport their share of the 500,0.00 persons who flocked to Chicago. The transport, facilities were taxed to the utmost. Equipment Uttle used during depression years was pressed Into service to cnre for tho nverflow. Stations wore HO jammed with passengers that, visitors had difficulty in breaking their way thru the crowds. Labor day week-end provided a golden harvest for merchants and businessmen, who estimated the sightseers spent $25.000,000 here in three days. Officials of A Century of Progress were gratified as total attendance mov»«l close to 14,000,000 swelled by a. 750,000 total over the three-day period. A driving rJnstorm brought an end to the. holiday, forcing thousands at the fair grounds to seek snddfn shelter. Minor disorders occurred as the huge crowds tried to Jam their way into buildings to escape the shnrp wind and pelting rain. Slight damage \vas done to fair structure). of 500 miners, spcead Saturday to include 800.Polk county soft coal miners and Tuesday had branched out into Monroe, Boone, and Mar ion counties. Three mines were closed at Wil liamson, near Chariton in Lucas county, six in Polk county, two in Boone county near Madrid anc one each in Monroe and Marion counties. Efforts of Frank Wilson, Albia United Mine Workers president, to effect a conciliation over Labor day week-end- failed. Operators charged the walkouts were in vio lation of agreements between min ers and owners, establishing hours of labor, wage scales and working conditions. Wilson expressed the belie Tuesday that the strike would enc within a few days. He said its purpose was to fix the spotlight o public opinion on the coal code situation. The walkout started in the Wil liamson field as a demand for a 30-hour week aind higher -wag scale. Dollar Declines on London Board LONDON OJ.E>—The American dollar continued to weaken at the opening of the foreign exchange market Tuesday, and the pound sterling was $4.60 compared with Monday's closing price of $4.58. It opened" Monday at. $4.54 1-2. In early trading the dollar, after recovering momentarily to $4.59 1-2, weakened further to $4.60 1-2. Cuban Student Gives Order at Own Execution HAVANA. <t'.F 1 --Jose Soler, a student, gave the command for his own execution by a firing squad, it. was learned Tuesday. He refused a chance to commit suicide after fellow stti- dents had accused him of betraying their revolutionary society. Taken to an Informal execution ground, on a farm near the capital, Soler faced the firing squad afld gave the order that sent Its hulM? rrashlnc Into his body. ISth amedmet. Vermont is the 25th state to vote and wet leaders expected it to be the 25th to repudiate national prohibition. Thirteen more states vote between now Nov. 7. If all are wet the wets will have 38 more than neces- the 21st (repeal) states, or two sary to ratify amendment. . • • Vermont's rural population was expected to show a majority for retention of prohibition, but observers expected, this trend to be overcome by heavy wet majorities in the cities. Jasper D. Tousley, anti-saloon league leader, conceded that Burlington and some of the larger cities "probably will go wet." He avoided a prediction on the outcome of the election. Drys felt the traditional aridity of Vermont gave them a chance for victory. Should they win Vermont and two more of tbe 14 states that vote between now and Nov. 7, they will have an excellent chance of delaying ultimate repeal by months. Maine votes next Monday. Next Tuesday. Maryland. Minnesota, and Colorado vote. New Mexico and Idaho hold their elections Sept. 19; Virginia. Oct. 3: Florida, Oct. 10: Pennsylvani-, North Carolina. South Carolina. Ohio and Utah. Nov ; Army and Navy Turn Against Govt. HAVANA OLE)—The three-weeks- old government of President De Cespedes was overthrown Tuesday when the entire cabinet resigned and the president submitted to the revolution movement. President De Cespedes left the palace and the .government, was taken over by the revolutionary executive commission. At. Santiago, in the first flood- shed of the new revolt, soldiers Tuesday assaulted the civil jail and killed four men accused of having been connected with the deposed Machado regime. * _ HAVANA. Cuba (UJJ) — Another revolution overtook Cuba Tuesday in a swiftly accomplished bloodless seizure of power. While four United States warships sped here to be on hand in case of violence, all members of the cabinet of President Carlos De Cespedes, which deposed the Machado regime only three weeks ago, gathered at the presidential palace, apparently ready to resign. -• ' rmt-t • ' , , . •,•.-_*•"•' -' ™- .' *-*! U TI ULO"*• J..1 V^ •'IX'-iM. .!*"M.l V-<-*J&kJ«(.UI ; The reyolutiomsfs v; com$osed..*ifc .djgrupted *• . %-'W r ^ trie enlisted men of •-QhK'arisjf,.and •"'PnennrnlcaiitVa^ffiff^ navy and radical civilian political elements, drafted a provisional gov eminent and issued a proclamation expounding their aims. They promised to respect foreign debts and commitments. Several members of the cabinet already had assured the revolutionists they would resign in a body as soon as De Cespedes arrived from the interior. The rebels claimed control over every military post in every prov ince with enlisted men in charge and officers under arrest No violence was reported. Tlie American warships were prepared to land armed men if necessary to protect American lives and property, the state department said The revolutionists group designated an executive commission of five men to head the new government, acting jointly on all matters. The commission is temporarily headed by Dr. Ramon Grau, professor at San Martin university. A special train raced thru the Poultry Workers Return to Work > at Nevada Monday NEVADA—Given assurance that they would be employed under the terms of a poultry and egg dealers code as soou as onn is drawn up for submission U' President Roosevelt, a number of employes of the Nevada Poultry company returned to work Monday. Others will be recalled as the work increases, company officials stated. The approximately 40 employes of the local poultry company walked out Friday morning In protest to low wages nnd the, fact that their employer was not. operating inder the blue eag'.p. When the ^resident's Agreement • was presented for signature. Carl Irish, company offldnl, said he could not operate' under «the .-tenoral agreement hn' st.iirrt that he was wiling to cooperate In a code for hJs business when one waa prepirecl. hurrican stricken area of the interior to inform President Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, engaged in relief work, of the disaster that threatened him at\the capital. American Ambassador Sumner Welles, gravely concerned, left his home for the embassy early Tuesday and, after telephoning Washington, gave plain if indirect warning that civil war would bring American intervention. The revolutionary elements demanded the government resign as unrepresentative of the people and make way fot a new provisional government which would call a constituent assembly to enact constitutional reforms before any attempt was made to hold an election. Representatives of political exiles declared in their first statements that a constituent assembly was necessary. That their attitude had wide support was made plain by the amazing rapidity of the new revolutionary movement. , It started at 10 o'clock Monday night, when soldiers of Camp Columbia, the one at which a revolt of officers precipitated the fall of the government of Gerardo Machado only last month, arrested some of their (officers, sent others away, snrl seized control. The movement spread to other barracks. The police joined, and then the rural guards. Next the navy mutinied. Lindberghs in Sweden, Guests Of Royal Heir STOCKHOLM, Sweden <l"P>~-Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived here Monday to spend n week in the Swedish capital as guests of Crown Prince. Gustaf Adolf. The, American fliers flew from Copenhagen, arriving at the Naal airdrome at HaeRernaes. Sweden, shortly after 3 p. n. They were met hy the United States minister snd Swedish officials and taken to the Royal Automobile club, where th*y will stop during thf'.r visit in Stockholm. f The Llnrtlvrshs recently cr<mpM cd an nerlfil survey of a noith At Untie air route to Europ\\ TEXAS, RORIDA FEEL FULL EURY OF OCEAN STORM Meager Reports Show Heavy Damage to Crops WEST PALM BEACH <CE)— Eighteen hundred families on th« Florida east coast affected by the hurricane will require aid, Henry; M. Baker, assistant national Red Cross director, estimated Tuesday^ Two tropical hurricanes, each of terrific intensity, menaced two eeo tions of the United States Tuesday* One was lashing the southern Texas coast near the Mexican border. The other was moving acrosg a corner Of the Gulf of Mexico toward the northwest part of Florida after it cut a path across the Florida peninsula. The Texas hurricane was th* same'one that caused a death toll of approximately 100 in Cuba Saturday. It isolated the towns of Brownsville, Port Isabel and many small communities. Corpus Christ! was partly inundated by heavy rains. Property damage will reach' at least $1,000,000. The Florid^ hurricane blew in on the Florida east coast from the Bahamas Sunday night Monday night it passed into the gulf above Tampa, traveling northwesterly. The Florida citrus fruit belt was heavily hit, first- estimates of damage being $500,000. Dozens of Florida communities still were cut off from the outside world, particularly in the Lake Okeechobee country, where unverified reports said several had been killed. 100-mile Wind at Brown*yille HOUSTON. Texas, (UP) — The center of a. .tropical hurricane struck the Texas coast near Port Isabel early Tuesday. Communica*. tions between Houston and Brownsville ..and jl?ort%jsa,bftl that caused the loss of fcpprchti- mately 100 lives in Cuba Saturday, Hurricane winds battered a large section of . the Texas coast, Velocity at Brownsville was reported at 100 miles an hour at 2 ft. m. Tuesday. At Harlingen, th.« gale struck with 90 mile an' hdtt? . force, filling the air with uprooted trees and other debris. At Corpus Christi, water was reported IS inches deep on -"Water street. The flood was spreading thru the business-district and had reached the lobby of the Neueea hotel. National guardsmen wer« called out to prevent looting and virtual martial law prevailed. Eight persons were marooned OIL Brazos island near port Isabel other party was marooned on Pady re island. Heavy damage was caused in-th« southern Texas citrus fruit beltj Planters while the storm still raged, estimated the loss would be af least ,$1.000.000. The Southern Pacific railroad dispatcher here was advised that the barometer • at Brownsville had fallen far below its low-est point' this season, indicating the hurri* can was of severe intensity. A feV minutes later the railroad tele* graph lines went out. Cuts Swath Across State PENSACOLA. Fla.. ICE) — Th<* hurricane that cut a path across the Florida peninsula was movinj northwest across a corner of th» Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and was expected to ^ass inland in the Pensacola area Tuesday afternoon. Its intensity was greatly dimia* ished by its passage westward across Florida and when the center moved into the gulf above Tampa it was blowing no harder than 50 miles an hour. WeatLer authorities pointing out that hurricanes usual- y increase intensity while passing over water, pxpected it to be much, stronger when it hits here. The hurricane caused damage stimated at $500.000 as it swept (Continued on Page Eight) AUNT LINDY SAYS We've heard one, single man argue that this bs* been a cool tummer. Of course a. m»m«d OM would know botUr tb*a to | AlgU*. fr ir-.^...

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