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VOLUME XXXVLvNo. 115. Successor to The lols Dailr Reeicter, The loU Daily Becord, snd lola Daily laiex. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1938 FARM FlitE TAKES OF SISSON TEAH^AULTIS TRAPPED IN ROOM AT POOR HOME FLAMES RAZE ftJllj ^ING Origin of Blaze Is Not Known—No E^tim^te of 1^8 Available One iiunfcte, Sisson TeaJibault, was bumed to death -frhile 18 [^others were safely fleeing the living; quarters at the county poor fa!rm as flames destroyed the place last nl^t. Teahbault was asleep In his room on the second floor of the main buUdlng when the flames were discovered about midnight. All the others In the building were aroused and taken to safety, but in jhe excitement the aged man was appar-- ently forgotten. His body was found this morning, burned | almost beyond recognitloii It had fallen to the ground when the second floor collapsed. I No stateiment was forthcoming today as to the cause of the fire, when It was discovered, or by vtiom it was discovered. Fire Chlefj; Ralph Thrasher said today that the mam bidldings were already cariipletely enveloped In flames when the department riarfied the scene.; A line was connected to a water tank at the farm, which is several miles north of lola, and water was used from it to prevent the flames from spreading to the outbuildings. One inmate of the fann, J. P. Hopewell, is in St. jic^ns hospital today recovering from bums' on one , hand and hi-s. feet. He has but one arm. Four others are with Hopewell In the hospital, although they aa» not hurt. Nine inftiates were -taken to the loia hotel and the re»i were taken to private homes pending, arrangements by the coxmty 16 care for them. What plans are .to lie made are pending consideration by the county ^commissioners. Commissioner WUllam Hess said today that there was ^7300| in fire Insurande OR the buildings ifnd $300 on the furniture. [Furniture be- longlni^ to William Hicks, caretaker at thefllnn, was destroyed in the fire, in .which there was said to b3 no Insurance, No estimate of the total loss was made. Part of the main building which wtifl bunted last night was a landmark ramlllar to early retildcnts of the, Wiunty, David Punkhouscr, fatiier ^ John Funkhouser and grandfather of the present chief of police, A. v..Funkhouser, bought tho land which cdmprlsed the farm when ho moved hero with his family from Virginia. In 1866. He built I the frame hOuse, to which othet additions irere later built, and It was known for many years as the most pret'cnttous farm home In the township. The family later sold It to the couhty which has retained title ever since. The death of Teahbault was not definitely ascertained until this morning. In the confusion of the fire, inmates were taken In private automdbtks to the different destinations In lola, and the man's aibaence >as not discovered for some time.' A search of the ruins, however, resulted in the • discovery of his body at about 9 a. m today. Funeral arrangements . have not been made. Teahbault was 72 years old and wai In a very feeble condition, giving rlie lo the assumption br County Coroner Ira Bervipbd that he may have been unable to mixke his way from the building soon enough to keep from being tra ]n >ea. Later Commissioner Joe McKln- ley said, that evidence pointed to the fire having originated from a faulty flue. Hoover Family Safe. New York, March ll. (AP)—Former President Hoover Was in.touch with Mrs. Hoover and other members of his family in southern California by telephone eairly today, his secretary,^ Lawrence Elchey, said, and was assured they were Safe. WEATHER and ROADS FOB KANSAS—GMwrally fair and somewhat colder ..In southeast poHion lonlrht; Sntitday partly cloudy and somewhat iwarmer. FOR lOLA—Fair and colder tonight;, partly cloudy and sotnewhat wanner Snnday. Teniperature—Highest yesterday 40, lowest last night 35; normal for today 42; deficiency yesterday 6; excess since January 1st, 451 degrees; this date last year—highest 29; llownst 19. precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for Ithls year to date, 3S0; excess nlnce January 1st -.14 inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today; 79 peTi cent; barometer reduced . to sea le?el, 30.15 Inches. Stin rises 6:39 a. m.; sets 6:25 p. m. f .. ' ' Kansas Weather and DM-TRoads.. CbffeyvQle, Ottawa, Manhattan, clear, roads good. Fihporla, clear, roads fair. yipeka, clear, roads good. /V^kansas City, Wichita, clear, rosids good. Pittsburgh clear, roads fcood. ): Salloa. dear,, roads good. ROOSEVELT WIXHHOLDIN& BOND MESSAGE Washington, Mar. 11. (AP)— President Roosevelt today decided to withhold "Indefinitely" his" special message recommending a bond Issue and the enlisting of 600,000 imemployed men into camps. He originally had planned to send the message today. At the White House, It was said the chief executive might decide to seind the message on Monday but' there was a possibility | that he n>ight withhold it until later in the week. Authoritative quarters felt that Mr. Roosevelt desired to wait until the congressional air cleared from his yesterday's message requesting authority to slash 500 million dollars or more from federal expenditures. The president's plan for the relief of unemployment calls for the establishment of camps throughout the country in which the unemployed could be quartered. The camps would be located close by reforestation, reclamation or other projects In which:the men would work at wages not to exceed $1 a day. MOR^ AUTOMOBILE FOUND. Machine Stolen From Oral Knigfat Located In Channte. An automobile belonging to Oral Knight, Moran meat cutter, wasj-e- turned to him today by Chanute police who found it abandoned there last night. The machine was stolen from Moran last night and when the Chanute authoi-lties found it, license plates issued to Guy Lamer had been substituted for the ones on the machine. Knight's plates have not been found. While the motor, car was in the possession of the thieves, they evidently crashed with it, the front fender being bent and a door sprung. SNI^FFER AT CURRENT TOPICS Presbyterian Minister to Speak Instead of A. B. Sinclair. Mr. A, B. Sinclair, of the Dun Mercantile agency, Kansas City, who was to have been the speaker at Current Topics next Monday Evening, has written the president that it will be lmix»sslble for him to be here. In the emergency Rev. R. D. Snuffer, has kindly consented to occupy the time. Mr. Snuffer has hau much experience as a platform entertainer and he will draw upon this experience next Monday evening rather than delivering a lecture or an address. The meeting be ai the Portland hotel. DOGS CAPTURE A SHE-WOLF Pack Owned by Hawley Brothers and Charles Wilson. Success rewarded a 30-mlle chase of a grey wolf In Allen county yesterday when five dogs, owned by Cliarles Wilson, Lloyd Hawley, and Eldon Hawley captured the animal southeast of lola. One of the dogs which participated in tho hunt was the property of Lloyd Hawley, a ^rotheri of EH- don Hawley, who lives in Sedgwick county, Colo. He said that it Is the forty-seventh wolf he had caught this season and the two-hundredth hia dog has caught In his six years of hunting. The wolf, a female, was "Jumped" close to lola, chased to a point south of LaHarpe, and back' again to near the Lehigh Portland quarry. COMMUNITY CLUB TO MEET First Regular Session to Follow Current Topics Monday. The first "regular" meeting of the lola Community club will be held at the Portland hotel Monday evening at 8 p. m. immediately following the Cvurent, Topics club meeting. Regular meetings of the club are held the second Monday In each month. The program will be featured by reports from five or six committees appointed at the last special meeUng and will doubtless Include a general discussion of the effect of the bank holiday upon the local situation. The invitation to Join the club is still open to everyone interested in "promoting and advancing the business and civic Interests of the community of lola." Dues are a dollar a year. , COLLEGE PLAY TO BE FREE Dramatics Class Presents "Mignonette" at High School Thursday. No admission will be charged for the Junior college play "Mignonette," which Is to be presented In the senior high school auditorium next Thursday by the college dramatics class. Due to the financial situation, it was decided to offer the play free to the public. It is being directed by Mrs. A. E. Garrison. DEATH OF MRS. RUTH HAYS Funeral to Be Held Monday in Waugh Funeral Home. Mrs. I Ruth L, Hays died at her home, 705 North Cottonwood, today following an extended illness. She was the wife of Ivan Hays and was 24 yeaite old. The Rev. Richard Traver will conduct the funeral Mionday at 10 a. m., in the Waiigb funeral home. Burial k to be made at VirgU, Kas. Mrs. Hay^ had j no children. She leaves besides her)husband her parents, mr. and Mrs! E. C. Osheli four brothers, Rolland,! Ray and Wayne, lola; Doris •Qsheli 1^11.River. Kas.; and one sister, Kllss Nellie Oshel, of Tola! BANKS MARKING TIMEAWAITING OPENING ORDER Government Proceeding Cautiously to Determine Soundness MONDAY THE START Licensed Banks May Open First of Week as Others Follow The local bank situation today remaim unchanged. No Information has been made available to the banks that has not also been given to the public through the newspapers. The general belief is that the banks will be able to open upon some sort of basis early next week but no definite announcements can be made at this time. Topeka, Mar. 11. (AP)—Effective at the time to be fixed by President Roosevelt, all banks and trust companies in Kansas were authorized today by Governor Alf M. Landon and H. W. Kocneke, state bank commissioner, to reopen for limited business, probably Monday. Washington, March 11. (AP)— Preparations for a gradual reopening of all sound banks next week went ahead .today imder a presidential order directing the 12 federal re^rve banks to perform the necessary functions. The Immediate objective of the 12 banks was to supply enough money to meet payrolls and provide funds for necessities of life over the weekend. Between tlmies, the federal reserve banks are to make advances to permit some sound member banks to go back to work, possibly Mon- daj'. "The reopenlngs—state as well as national banks—^are to be on a licensing system. Before any institution can resume unrestricted operations it must have a certificate of soundness, from the treasury in the case of national banks and from :state officials in the case of state Institutions. Licenses I to reopen will , be distributed as rapidly as possible and in the order in which, applications are received and soundness established. Hence President Roosevelt and Secretary Woodln expressed the hope that the fact a bank remain closed early next week would not be interpreted by depositors to mean that the institution was unsound. Meanwhile, there appeared a difference among congressional supporters of president Roosevelt over guaranteeing bank deposits. Senator McAdoo (R. Calif.), Introduced a bin to that end although some other administration followers indicated they would not approve such a step. Eye-Witnesses Tell of Awesome Quake Scenes Towers Totter and Buildings Cnunple as Perswis Flee in ifornia Towns—Chance Saves Some But Takes the Lives of Others Sieeking to Escape. Long Beach, Cal., Mar. li. (A?)— A story of how he dodged falling brlpk and ran for his life was told today by C. ^. Williams, janitor of the Ideal Laundry on Anaheim Boulevard, the section of Long Beach hardest hit by the earth- o.uake. "I was In the boiler room," said WUllams. "When It struck. A tabic and several bags of laundry rushed at me as I dashed for the exit. They probably helped me get out. Then I dodged falling brick as I went to the street.;' Mrs. Naomi Ellers, bookkeeper for the laundry, was killed when die ran from the office of the building. She was crushed under an avalanche of brick. Had she remained in her office, she would have lived, for the office wis the only room in the building which remained Intact. Williams said had the Quakc struck half an hour earlier It would have caught 20 women at work. "Only the fact that the banking holiday had slo^'ed business almost to a standstill limited the number In tho laundry," he stated. "We searched through wiiat was left of the building ana couldnt find Mrs. Ellers and tlien I saw a pitce of her dress showing through the pile of brick. "Her husband, a driver for the FARM LEADERS TO ROOSEVELT Committee Named to Confer with President on Relief Measures Topeka, March 11, (AP)—Alf. M. Landon awaited further regulations from Washington today before revealing plans for tho reopening of state banks along with national banking Institutions In Kansas, probably early next week. As announced last night, however, that "the moment sound national banks are permitted to open, sound state banks also will be open for business at the old stand." After another meeting last night with his economic advisory committee and with H. W. Koeneke, state bank commissioner, the governor said there was nothing to announce concerning procedure which will be followed In the reopening of state banking institutions. "We do not yet know," the governor said in a statement, "what restrictions to prevent hoarding and to assuage panic will be adopted as to national banks; whatever they are, they will be conformed to by the state banks, and if such general restrictions are not adequate to protect our small but soimd state banks, WB win put on restrictions that will. "We are not going to permit our fine stalje banking system, which Is so IndlstDensable to our welfare, to be prostrated because of conditions for which it Is not responsible." Kansas City. Mar. 11. (AP)—Sizeable operations were started j here today by the tenth district Kansas City federal reserve bank. Activities designed to supply money for foodstuffs, livestock and payrolls were carried out. ' Applications of hundreds of tenth district bai^ks received yesterday, for permlssltm to open for business under termk, of President Roosevelt's edict were forwarded early today to the United States treasury department at Washington. Marketing functions began this morning at the Kansas City| livestock exchange which resumed operations after a one day shutidown. Banks yesterday agreed to accept checks necessary for continuance of business. A total of 2,200 hogs, 200 cattle and 350 sheep, about the customary light Saturday business, arrived at the yards today. MINNESOTA JOURNALIST DIES; Robert P. Smith Formerly With Topeka Newspaper. Minneapolis, Minn.. March 11. (AP)—Robert P. Smith, 48, associate editor of the Minneapolis Journal shice 1925. died On a street here last night from a heart attack. Mr. Smith had been with newspapers at Topeka, Kais., St. Joseph, Mo., Chicago a;nd Minneapolis. At one time he was with the Associated Press at Kansas City, He had been with the Journal since 1911. Mr. Smith was bom and educated at Topeka. A. brother, Malcolm Smith, Topeka, survives. Washington, March 11. (AP)—A committee was appointed today by farm organization leaders seeking a unified program of farm rellei to confer with President Roosevelt this afternoon. W. R. Ronald, South Dakota newspaper publisher, a supporter of the original domestic allotment plan, was appointed chairman of the group. The committee will offer several suggested plans of relief and seek guidance from the president on the t>-pe he believes most workable. Other members of the committee Included U. B. Blalock. Raleigh, N. C, president of the American cotton cooperative;: C. W. Holman of Washington, Representing the National Co-operative Milk Producers federation; Representative Lam- bertsdn. (R. Kan), representing the Farmers union, and Charles A. Swing, Decatur, III., representing the National Livestock Producers association. The farm leaders who were called into conference beglilning yesterday by Secretary Wallace had found that they were unable to agree except in principle on a plan of relief. Several suggestions were brought forward whleh some members of the conference asserted the president would not approve. It was then decided that the views of the president would be sought in an effort to guide the conference so that limitations could be set for the various plans under discussion. Meanwhile, it became apparent on capitol hill tl^t opposition to the administration's plan to consolidate all federal a^cultural credit agencies under Henry Morgenthau Is developing among a group of western senators. • : Senator Carey (R. Wyo.), who told newspapermen he had been advised by Morgienthau that the step would be taken within j the next two or three days, announced his opposition to putting Into the consolidated agency the agricultival credit corporations of the reconstruction corporation. He Is co-author of the bill setting up the agricultural credit units, along with Senator' Steiwer (R. Ore.) Carey conferred with other west- cm senators of i both parties, seeking to form a concrete line for fighting the proposal; • • STARS STAY THERE Quakes Don't Interfere with Discussion of Cuts. Hollywood, Mar. 11, (AP)—Earthquakes failed to stop motion picture stars from discussing a prospective 50 per cent cut In pay here last night but the shocks did make the fIhn people forget one of the old prides of the theater for a moment. Reginald Barlow had Just called a meeting of many stars to order when the first quake shook the city. The' players headed for the! door but Barlo was equal to the occasion. "If this 48 an earthquake," he boomed, "I need not remind you that the safest place to be Is where you are." There was a flutter of laughter and the celebrities marched back to their chairs. During the remainder of the meeting, several other shocks occurred, but as one put it, "we never noticed them after the first one-^ there was too much commotion about what to do about this salary thing." Among those present were Clark Gable, Wallace Berry,-. Conrad Nagel, Lawrence Grant, D&vid Manners, Frances Dee, Jack OaWe,, Frederic Msjrch, Richard Bartbelmess, Hedda Hopper, Claudette Colbert, Walter Houston, Charles BickXord, and Lewis Istone.. iu at the rear and also escaped. "It was awful. They took a butch.-• from that grocery store a half block down the street rind a fellow- running a lunch i coimier up [east got caught, besides several others . The Villa Riviera, 16-btory apartment hotel, wherelmost of.thehlgii ranking'offleers of the navy reside, swayed violently -but kuffered| no more than a few cracks and fallen plaster. I ' ! Admiral Richard H. Leigh, commander-in-chief of the United States fleet, after rushing down the stairway with most of the othei 400 occupants and out into the street, returned to his suito around midnight in disdain of the succeejling shocks, which continued through the night. j ! 'George Klngrea, assistant manager of the Villa Riviera, one of the tallest apartment buildings In Southern California, painted a picture of the hiuTled exit pf the naval nota:ble when the first shock came. i "The elevator stopped and ev'ery- bbd>- rushed davm the| stairs and out mto the street. The bellboy Stuck right on the Job and went through the rooms, clearing them of people." ; , As he spoke another sharp irem- j Or rocked the concrete, reinforced structure. ! 'That's the way it was, only worse. I wanted to get outj of here but couldn't and I| wasn't kurc but what the end was| at hancL .'. didn't see how the building poulu stand. Those outside said the tower must have swayed several feet. When we did get out in the street we saw a two -story apartment. of brick across from the Pacific Coast club with the front | completely broken away. Fortunately, it went before any of the occupants could dash out the doorway ana as a result their lives were spared." company had Just brougfit his thick The Weeklr Register, Established 1807. The lola Dally Recister, Established 1897. FOUR PAGES Cal- ROCKED YET BY QUAKES SHOCKS CONTINUE AS SEARCHERS HUNT FOR VICTIMS SUMMART OF QUAKE TOLL TODAY. SCORES ARE DEAD Thousands Injured During Series of Nocturnal Tremors WIDE AREA IS bAKEN From Tia Joa^ to Santa Barbara, Richest Section of Sonthem CaUfomia Affected. the seacoast of southern Los Angeles, March ! 11. (AP)— Part of the richest area In. California, a 200-mile section some flirty nicies wide, was shaken by the earthquakes last night and early today. From the Mexican border to Santa Barbara, and from to the mountains, all California was involved. More than 2 million people have settled in this region s nee the: last major earthquake of an apparent series that visits southern California In mother nature's continent building every 25 years or so,, as seismoldglcal records r>vcal. This belt Includes th; 100 million dollar a year cltrls Industry, the heart of the motion p cture industry and the largest number of homes of the wealthy from all parts of the continent of any place In the world. The motion picture plants, the homes of the wealthy in the Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Ifasadena, Altadena, San Marino—in fabt all of thq areas of magnlflcei t homes and estates—were merely on the fringe of the waves. They feilt the recurrent quakes that started at 5:54 p. m yesterday. The blow of death ^nd destruction was centered in a triangular region with an apex in the center of downtown Los Angieles and extending south»-est through the Industrial centers of southern California. To the south this area fanned out into the fainous oil well regions of Santa Fe Springs, La Brea and the groves of Orange county. In the center it went right down the heart of the induktrlal section eml^raclng the numerous communities, dealing with eacfh in greater .severity with the worst havoc in Long Beach. Long Beach, made independently wealthy by its oil royalties, is perhaps the best, known seashore city and mecca of summer visitors in all Califomla. JAPS WATCHING ICHINESE More War or Peace Them, Invaders Depends Say. on Tokyo, Mar. 11. (AP)—The question of war or peace in North China proper hangs in the balance today with the Japanese army, firmly implanted on the great wall of China, awaiting Chinese moves. These will determine the answer, a war office spokesman said. With Marshal Chang Hslw)-Llang abandoning the struggle, and Marshal Chiang Kai-Shek taking charge, a new situation has developed. "The key to the future is in the bands of Chiang Kal-jShek. If he seriously attempts to tjecapture any portion of Jelpiol, it me^ns war on a national scale, in which event there Is no reason Japanesb operations should be restricted by the great wall," the war office spokesman said. i (Any Japanese movement south of the wall would Immediately strike the Pelplng-Tinetsln treaty j area in which there are 3000 Americans,! Including 1300 marines and soldiers.) U. S. Baying ^ndsJ Washington, Mar. ij. (AP)—The secretary of the trefisury today authoited all banking institutions to buy and pay fori anyj United States government obligations urtiich inay be offered for sale, j IP YOU MISS THi; REGISTER CAUi 157 OR 530 .i DAMAGE INTO MILLIONS Long Beach Hardest Hit In Area 200 Miles Long, 30 Wide Lo.s Angeles, Mar. 11, (AP) —Southern California, still feeling severe earthquake shock.s, which started at 5:54 p. m., yesterday, counted its dead and injured today, fearful the already high toll might be increased as search of the debris proceeded in daylight. From more than 100 commimities came reports of casualties and dam- aee. Long Beach, principal victim of the earth's! convulsion, suffered perhnps half the 120 or more deaths resulting from the earthquake, the most severe In the modem history' of Los Angeles and vicinity. With reports necessarily Incom-i plcte and confused, an estimate of 120 dead and more than 4,000 injured was believed conservative. Tlie death toll at Long Beach was believed to be at least 65 with 1,000 injured. At Los Angeles five were officially reported dead, althou^ some reports placed the number at 12. Tlie Injured number 3,000. Compton had 13 dead and 150 hijured. Santa Ana, Htmtingtoh Park, San Pedro, Wilmington, Bellflower, Artesla, Hermosa Beach, Garden Grove, Wahiut Park and Norwalk had at least one dead. Search was! speeded at Long- Beach and other cities is the debris was explored for many miss-: Ing. Authorities there feared tho day would increase the deaths to 100, or even more. Damage Into Millions. Property damage certainly] amounted to millions and possibly to tens of millions or beyond. Smaller buildings were unable to withstand the shock and In many cases, were reduced to piles of brick and; cement. Tlio sturdier buildings were cracked but did not fall. In Los Angeles coimty a height Ihnlt of 150 feet—^bout a dosen stories—Is placed on all buildings except the Los Angeles city hall. This provision was made with.earthquakes m mind. I^ocks continued all tlirough last night Into today, nearly a score of strong tremors being felt and several hundred of lesser intensity. These quakes may ^continue for days or even weeks. The shock was believed to have centered in a great upheaval in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Long Beach. At Long Beach the front of a 2-story hotel fell away almost Immediately, leaving bedrooms ancl baths exposed as in a show window. Over a widely distributed area small brick buildings, collapsed. The larger Long Beach bidldlngs remained firm against the earth's attack although police were detailed to foiree occupants of many apartment, houses out and prevent others from entering. Old BafldingB Go. In Los Angeles only a few 'oulld- Ings actually collapsed, these all old structures. In the down town business section cracks appeared In the outer walls Of a few buildings and quantities of building materials were thrown Into the streets. Fire added Its menace to the shocks from the quivering earth and high school buildings at Huntington Park and Norwalk were bumed. However, the sky lines of Los Angeles and Long Beach were un- marrcd bj' the catastrophe. Police, naval and military units and other relief, agencies were quickly rallied along the whole stricken front and thousands of volunteers were soon added to the regular forces. National Guard units were hurriedly motolllzed ;for patrol duty;an(i sailors were landed from the ileiet at aiKhor in the Long Beach hatjbor area. They were dispatched to Long Beach and nearby towns. Others were to come ashore today. Although later shocks seemed more nevere than the first, the Initial convulsion which did the major part of the damaee. was actually most severe. ' Additional heavy shocks caused bricks ateady loosened, to faU. i Reports of a tidal wave, actually in evidence or threatened caused widespread alarm, but were totally without foundation. <Ry the AsiocUted Press.) ' Long Beach—At least 65 believed dead and 1,000 injxu-ed. The city apparently nearest the quake's epicenter. Hospitals afe filled. Major store and office buildings damaged In some degree and many small structures . collapsed. United States sailors and marines aided police and American Legionnaires In patrolling streets. Los Angeles—Five dead, estimated Injured 3,000. Southern end of city hardest hit. Cracks appeared to new 28-story city hall. Several downtown streets strewn with fallen debris. Few old buildings collapsed. Compton—Thirteen dead, 150 Injured. Several brick buildings felL Huntington Park—Twelve dead. A small community with a large bushiess district. Mkny bulldtaigs damaged. High school bumed. Watt»—Four dead. Several buildings down. Santa Ana—Three dead, scores injured, Numerous buildings de- .stroyed. San Pedro—Two dead. Buildings damaged. Artesla—Pour dead. Bellflower—Three dead. Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Norwalk, Garden Grove and Wahiut Park—One dead in each. Hollywood, Pasadena. Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Beverly' Hills and other suburbs were severely Jolted and there was damage in some of these. The quake was felt as far south as Tlajuana, Mexico, and as far north as San Jose. , Quake Sidelights Long Beach, Mar. 11. (AP)—There were bits of humor that made some people laugh In' the gTlmhess of the death dealing earthquake. • , One man rushed from an apartr ment house draggmg his jiajama clad wife by one hand. "Dearie go back and get my dress," she shrieked. He dashed back Into the trembling building and In a few minutes returned. He had a suit of his own clothes in hand. Los Angeles, Mar. 11. (AP)—Wire and telephone communication from the East to southern California cities was badly disrupted today, not so much as a result of the series of quakes as by the thousands of anxious relatives seeking to leam the fate of their Un residing here. All telephones from the southern end of Los Angela city limits to Long Beach on the coast were but of order due to broken cables and wires. Telegraphic communication to points south of Los Angeles was restored on an emergency basis early today when special wires were set up. The telephone company reported It was more than four hours behind In putting through calls to Los Angeles points. Scores of extra operators were put to work in the long distance offices but facilities were swamped. Long Beach, Mar. 11. (AP)—Thousands of homeless Long Beach I folk stood at breakfast in Bixby ' and Lincoln parks after spending; the night on the hills. Just after day break piping hot food was served the refugees who had seen their homes shaken down. Another severe sl^ock, theniner teenth of the series spilled coffee from their cups, but they were undisturbed. They were glad to be alive. Three score and more of their fellows had been killed. The food Was provided by .Joint reUef bodies, the Red Cross. Salvation Army and State Emergency Relief council. Soldiers, sailors, marines and police patrolled the streets and reported an absent^ of vandalism. Only persons with!proper credentials were permitted to enter or. leave Long Beach. With the latest estimate of the dead placed at 67, the figure Was expected to be Increased slightly as the light of day permitted more extended exploration of the debris. No estimate of property loss was obtainable. Boy Kills Sitter Accident^. Pittsburg. Ka«., March 11. (AP)— Wihna Riffel, 10, was instantly killed at her home in Frontehac, north of here! late yesterday when a^gun in the hands of her brother, Rudolph Riffel, 16, was accidentally discharged. Compton, Calif., Mar. II. (AP)— While the family residence was being razed by' the earthquake, a baby girl was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Van Winkle at a Compton hospital. . The mother was moved from the home at the time of the first pro^ nounced tremor, and with destruction of the residence the remainder of the family moved into a tent on a vacant lot for the night. Dr. A. M. Firkins, dentist, was operating on a patient in his second floor office in a downtown building. The building collapsed and when the masonry was pulled away he was dead, but his patient, an un^Identified woman, the dental apron and'towell still across her shouldere, walked out of the wreckage apparently only slightly InJurec. Los Angeles, Mar. 11. (AP)—After spending a sleepless night In ter^ ror, 11-year-old Irene Hendrickson got out of her bed tills morning Just as the :20th earthquake shock was recorded in Loe Angeles, and fell dead from fright. "What Is that, mother, another earthquake?" the girl aiked, then fell to the floor. Physicians said death wa^ due to the severe tax the young grlrl's fright had pieced upon her heart. Rose Stays at Fittsdnrg. Pittsburg, Kas., Mkr. li. (AP)—; The board of education last nighU voted to reemploy M. M. Rose Jtf Pitt^urg .siw ^lntendent ot s^flv^U. at a salary reducU(m of twenl^ peii cent, to »3,6p0 a year. ; DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO BINDVOFES PARTY WON'T FOLLOW ROOSEVELT ON ECONOMY VOTE AS THEY PLEASE Membership in Caucus Votes Against Biiid- ihg Majority I Washington, Mar. 11. (AP)— The Democratic membership of the house refused in caucus today to be bound to support President Roosevelt 's drastic economy bill. The vote tras 174 in favor and 108 against binding, but this failed to bind'the great Democratic majority' because It fell short of the two-thirds required. The vote was reached after the caucus had adopted an amenciment to the economy program by Repre-. sentatlve Browning of Tennessee, to limit reductions on pensions and compensation to veterans. The party leaders threw their votes against binding the caucus at the last moment. This was done in order to prevent binding the membership to vote for the Browning amendment. The Browning amendment y^aa adopted, 158 to 112. It would have reduced the savings of about 383 mil-? lion dollars contemplated by President Roosevelt on veterans to 200 million dollars. The situation now is that every Democrat is free to vote as he pleases.' I Representative McDuffle of Alabama, chairman of the eqonomy committee which reported tiiebiU aa. proposed by the administration, said he would seek action on the legisla-^ tion as reported In the house this afternoon. Tlie caucus developed Into a bitter row lasting ovei' two hours. Representative Browning, a former captain in the A. E. P.. Patioan of Texas and Rankin of MlsslwilBpt, aided by many new members, orev- threw the leadership's plan to blfad thfi membership. It was the first time In maiiy years the Democrats refused tobe bound by caucus. , Democratic leaQers hoped ttt^t they could gain support from tlM Republican minority to put througn the president's program. A resolution by Browning as adopted by the caucus read: "Notwithstanding any of the pow- cra contained in this act, under t^e authority hi i-^ln granted, in no tfifiOl^ shall the compensation, dlaabiUv allowances or pensions of any beneficiary be discontinued or reduced mora than 25 per cent authorised thereof." Reprcsentatlvfe Tabertof New Yorti, leading Republican on tho econoflay committee, said that "this means that President Roosevelt cannot carry out hla program and thkt all claims against the goveriiment tbit are proved to have (been securefl by fraud will remain effective unless the house and senAte knock thejpro- posal out." I Although defeated In theh- efforts to bind the membership for the program In secret caucus, the Pemo- cratic leaders went aheadi with their plans in an effort to secure action today. They were leaning on much.sup­ port from the Republican membership. Representative Luce of Massachusetts, after a meeting of the Republican steering committee, said the general Republican sentiment was for the Roosevelt bill. - t A majority vote is heeded to approve it in the house, and a counCo appeared likely before mid -afternoon. On the senate side, the finance committee heard the bill whacked right and left by the American Legion and American Federation of Labor and other organizations. John Thomas Taylor, chairman of • the Legion's legislative committee, said "this is not the time to be stampeded." 'He asked for delay, saiylng congress should retain Its authority ever veterans' laws; and "the Legirai will itself submit . . . recommendations for elimmatlon of injustices in veterans' laws." As debate opened in the house. liCoples of the report 6f the sl ^ecial economy committee that approved It—headed by Representative MC- Duffle (O., Ala.)—were distributed among the membership.' "There is no time to raise theoretical and academic questions," MC- Duffle said. "This is the time fbr action. The president has asked for it." Tension was evident, particulariy on the Democratic side. Several Republican leaders Mid they probably could furnish enough votes to help the Democratic leaders pass the measure. Despite the objections raised by witnesses, the-senate finance committee approved the economy bill with a few mUior alterations, i Leading for the bill In bouse dor bate, McDuffle said the government needed t <r refund alxiut 2 billion doir lars in obligations In the next three months and a half, and the "ability to successfully conduct these laise operaUi^"_ is menaced by the budget»i7 ^atus. "This la the emergency, this Is wh^ action must be taken now," he declared. He pointed out that within 90 days the interest paid by the trmtr uiy on ..short term notes incnas^. fr^ on«^tenth of one per eeat 4% per cent. r?-L:^

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