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Final Edition THE MOCK IBIINB The Weather Generally fair and continued mild tonight and Sunday. EIGHTY-SIXTH YEAR NO. 120. ASSOCIATES PRESS ON IT ED PKCSS ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1937 EIGHTEEN PAGES. HEMIC ACT) IT BBBXAO CUCULATIOS PRICE FIVE CENTS. TIE-UP OF 3,600 CHICAGO CABS IS GOAL OF STRIKE Dime-Store Girls Receive Higher Wages and End Sit-down. JJSESSI ON GASSED Ice Lodged Against South Branch Bridge at Milan ROCK RIVER ST " " j V tfrl (Coined PreM.) Chicago taxi drivers threatened today to put 3,660 icabs In storage Unless officials of 'the Yellow Cab and Checker Cab companies agree to their demands for adjustment of working conditions. Police were prepared to prevent violence while drivers who have already struck concentrated on enlisting others in their movement. One hundred and fifty' "5 and 10" girls went back to work in two F. W Woolworth stores in Detroit after a week-long sitdown strike wtyich brought higher wages and a shorter work week to 1,000 employes in 40 stores in the Detroit area. j United -Automobile Workers' conferences with representatives of the Chrysler and General Rotors corporations were in adjournment until Monday. Union leaders re ported that the U. A. W..and Chrys ler were "closer together" on the Question of sole collective bargain Ing rights for lheconvpany's 67,000 workers. ' In Saginaw. Mich., Robert Tra vis, union organlrer, said he knew the Identity of four men who tossed a tear gas bomb Into a group of 200 Malleable Iron company workers at an inforniaUmeet- lng last night -on the U. A. w plan to solicit memberships among . employes of Saginaw plants mak ing products for General Motors Textile Campaign Charted. The Committee for Industrial Organization will meet in Wash lngtonJ Tuesday to chart a cam palgn which John L; Lewis, its chief, hopes will unionize several million unorganized Workers. First step lh the nationwide C. I.0. campaign will be an effort to organize 1,250,000 textile workers concentrated largely in the deep south. It then will branch into, shoe factories, electric shops, clothing and dressmaking 7 establishments, rubber factories and coal mines. : In Pittsburgh. ' the company union of the Carnegie-Illinois Stel corporation studied means of counteracting, the success of a C. I. O. unit which recently signed a contract with the corporation covering collective bargaining for its own members.' Tacks Sprinkled In Road. In Los Angeles, -sporadic fist fights and the sowing of & roadway near the Douglas plant with carpet tacks disturbed peace ne gotiations in the southern Califor nia alrcraftl strike today. Santa Monica police broke up several fights In the picketing zone around the huge Douglas plant. The tack-sprinkling, which had not been traced to either faction in th labor troubles, occurred on a ' curve at the factory entrance. Automobiles with punctured tires soon littered the roadway. Demands of Des Moineg Western Union messenger boys for an increase of nearly- 50 per cent in pay will be considered today "and probably will be worked out satisfactorily for all concerned" ac cording to Kenneth E. Colburn. de livery manager. Colburn agreed to negotiate with the messengers only after they disbanded a picket line in front of the main orflce Legislators "Sit Down. Tbe first sitdown strike in a leg-- tslature ended shortly after mid night and Montana's lawmakers trudged home at Helena in sine die adjournment after 24 hours of turning back the clock. The strikers won. They were a bloc that wanted i vital approprla tion bills signed before adjournment. A rebel bloc pressed for im mediate adjournment so that Gov rnorHoy E. Ayers would have to call a special session to provide necessary money. That would give them ' an opportunity to resurrect pat bills that were defeated during the. 60-day session. - PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ENDS BRIEF WHITE HOUSE VISIT - vvx. i r; ?m 771 ' Wfll : - u: ,,,1,., - - vs v'HJi' i..riv nut nmar$.:V f i. n . . At it ifttelK f4"l ZMtP-ltL'T-liA- ii S 3 K . 3 I 1 n't OTwr' MANY KILLED BY REBEL BOMBING OF FOUR TOWNS DEATH TOLL UNKNOWN Above is shown a .view of Rock river ice lodged against the upstream side of the southernmost branch span on United States highway 67 between Rock Island and Milan. This is the third bridge going from Rock Island to Milan, and the camera was pointed north when the picture was taken. Ice such as this, against the bridge, resulted in closing the bridge to traffic because of danger to the span. (Argus photo.) SIX GOVERNORS SEE ROOSEVELT WITH WPA PLEA Horner and Colleagues Oppose Reductions Sought by Hopkins. Washington, March . (Assoc! led Press.) Prime Minister -W. I MacKenzie Kina of Canada con eluded today a brief White house visit that atave opportunity for him and President Roosevelt to discuss questions of mutual interest to the United State ' and Ita nonnern neighbor. .. "Word from Capitol hill thaf administration leaders expected the president to ask the senate a second time to ratify the St. Lawrence waterway treaty led some to. as-aume the -two chiefs of state had touched on the joint development of the river. s, The president suggested to re porters earlier tat world affairs would be a major subject of their talk. King was silent yesterday on the possibility of a united front of western hemisphere nations in dealing with international prob lem!. Washington, March 6. (Associated Press:) A White house visit by six governors to plead against slicing works progress rolls appeared likely today to bring a restatement of : the government's relief policy.- The governors of New York, Mas sachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota request ed the conference with President Roosevelt after declaring state and local governments already were hard put in trying to care for needy, unployables. They said their states could, not stand having this burden increased by cuts in WPA. , Harry I Hopkins. .WPA admin istrator, has announced plans to reduce federal relief rolls by 650,- 000 before June' 1, cutting the total from 2,150,000 to 1,600,000. Hopkins told a house committee the contemplated" reductions were based on continued recovery and assumed a good agricultural year that would make drought relief un necessary. i Asked for his views before going to the thlte house, Governor Philip LaFolleite, Wisconsin Progressive, said the federal government should provide work for all on relief rolls and that none be dropped unless taken into private employment. . Illinois Load Unbearable. Governor Henry Horner. Illinois Democrat, said his state a burden is becoming unbearable. "I want the federal government to provide for 35.000 employables now on relief and other employ ahles who may go on relief," he said. "Such lessening of the load might make our relief burden more bearable. "Another matter of concern Is the reluctance of WPA employes to," take private employment when of fered because if they lose such employment they cannot get back on WPA without again going on the relief rolls.' This should be corrected." Latest WPA figures, based on official reports and estimates, show state expenditures for relief have dropped from $26,610,000 in January. 1936, to $16,880,000 last Sep tember." , . This was 'attributed by WPA of ficials to a shortage of public funds tor relief in some states and in part to seasonal factors, and outlays for social security, with the consequent transfer of some cases to that program. . Governor Horner was accompanied by Leon Lyons, executive secretary of the Illinois emergency relief commission, and .John Casey, the governor's secretary. After a preliminary conference at a hotel, the governors were called Into session with President Roosevelt at the White house. . Bodies W All 11 Victims In Airplane Plunge Found Redwood City, Calif.. March I. (Associated Press.) All 11 victims of the South San Francisco bay plana plunge of Feb. 9 have been recovered. A body identified si that of J. Franklin atlmore, Los Angeles business executive, was taken from the bay yesterday and brought here. Deputy Coroner John Layng said indications were Gilmore survived the crash, only to drown. Morgenthau Is Silent On French Loan Parley Washington, March 6. (United Press.) Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., conferred Jtoday with President Roosevelt immediately a.fter discussing a pending French loan and operations of: tho trl-partite monetary agreement with official representatives of the French and British governments. : Morgenthau refused at a special press conference to discuss what transpired at his meetings, held privately today with diplomatic emissaries of the two other parties to the 3-nat ion fiscal agreement negotiated last September. However, he indicated that both the loan which France is expected to float on Monday and the operations of the tri-nation understanding were carefully reviewed. Morgenthau was asked what he talked over with Georges Bonnet, France's ambassador, and V. A. L. Mallett, counsellor of the British embassy. "I am sorry I can't discuss that and I am not going jo try to parry ,'r he said. "I'm not going to say anything on that" Hull's Views on Calling of World Conference to Be Asked. SOVIETS TO TRY MORE LEADERS Communists Grant Secret Balloting for Minor Officials. Moscow. March . (Associated Press) The Communist party in' stituted sweeping political reforms todav. as a new treason trial loomed for leaders once powerful in high. soviet councils. Secret, direct voting for minor party officials, to Introduce democracy within Communism's ranks, waa ordpred by the central executive conmlttee on the heels of the expulsion of Alexia Rykoff. former premier, and Nikolai Bukharin, former editor of the newspaper Ix- vestia, from the party. . The ouster of the two leaders, It was Indicated authoritatively, foreshadows a third trial such as those which produced testimony of wide spread Rightist opposition movements in soviet Russia during recent months. Sixteen men were shot after the first trial and 13 re ceived death sentences at the sec ond. ' The roting change, provided In the new soviet constitution, was a step toward putting the communist bouse in order before forthcoming elections for a new supreme coun cil. The party hierarchy remained unaffected by the election revision The Politbureau, which is the real master of both the party and tbe government, will continue to be an appointive body with Joseph Stalin at its helm. Elimination of Abases. Elimination of abuses by minor political bosses, an aim of tbe secret balloting program;., admittedly waa a necessity to hold control over the coming election of a council which will be the soviet parlia ment.'; :. - Other reform meaaurea are designed to -reestablish criticism within the party ranks, restore control bv tha rank and file over lesser officials, and abolish election abuses. The election of minor (officials. heretofore appointed, musft be held annually, except provincial party elections, which must be held every 18 months, the . central committee ordered, stating at the same time t that the communist party would continue leadership of national ax fairs. PARLEY TO END SEA REARMING IS CONSIDERED Washington, March 6. (As so ciated Press.) Chairman Mc Reynolds, Democrat, Tennessee, cf the house foreign affairs commit tee said today he favors a confer' ence for reduction in . naval arma ments if there is any chance for success. "The world is going wild on the question of armaments," he said after the house passed the second largest peace-time naval appro priation bill. McReynolds said he would ask the state department for its views on a resolution by Representative Knutson, Republican. Minnesota, requesting the president to con sider inviting Great Britain, Ger many, France, Italy, Russia and Germany to a naval parley.' Knutson introduced the resolu tion yesterday after the house. turned down, 81 to 66", a similar proposal offered as an amendment to the 1526,555,428 naval appropria tion bill. , Carrying $130,000,000 far warship construction and $29,186,000 tor purchase of aircraft, the bill was $35,870,281 under budget estimates. It goes to the senate. - ' British Taxes Soar. London. March 6. (Associated Press) Britain's $7,500,000,000 rearmaments program promised today not only to nick taxable incomes by an extra 1.2 per cent but threatened to hamper normal in dustrial production tor three years. The 5-year program of perfect ing war defenses, with its prospec tive inroads into supplies of steel and other materials, would take precedence over if regular peace time industry. Sir Thomas Inskip, defense coordination minister, sug gested. "It would be no bad thing." be declared -in a speech last night, "if some orders were postponed two or three years while contractors (Continued on Page Two.) FIVE KILLED AT TRACK Auto Strikes Train at Peoria; Two Babies Among Dead. Peoria." March Associated Press) Five persons were killed last night when their auto smashed against tbe side of an Alton roaa passenger- train 17 miles northeast of Delavin and caught tire. The victims were C. W. Rasar, the driver;" Mrs. Rose Williard of Peoria, 111.; Lilljan Hart man of Peoria: her fimontb-old daughter. Lillian, and George Veech. Jr., 7 week-old son- of George Veech of Peoria and Decatur.- William Diesel, engineer of the 1-coach train which was derailed said the Rasar car was swerved down the right of way as Rasar sought to escape tbe crash. Diesel said the crossing was free of ob struction for at least three-quar ters of a mile. i Seventeen passengers aboard tbe train were uninjured. Brother of Mollne Man. C. W. Rasar. one of the victims of the accident, was a brother. of Don G. Rasar, operator of the Pro fessional and Business Men's Cred It association of Moline. Mr. Ras ar. who resides at the LeClairs ho tel, left this morning for the scene oi us irageoy. oyalist-held City of Aran- juez Spends Night of f Terror. Gorge Ice Surges Loose in Rock River, Closing Traffic Across Bridges Into Milan FOES OF COURT BILL OPEN NEW DRIVE TONIGHT Madrid. . March . (Associated Press.) Many persons -were be lieved dead today in the govern meni-neia city of Aranjuez arter a night of terror in which Insurgent planes dropped more than 50 bombs. Tho attacks, which started at the dinner hour and lasted intermittently uii'il after 2 a. m.. were the most severe of a series in a broad semi-circle of insurgent air raids on the central Spanish fronL Aided by a star-studded sky, the bombing squadron dropped explo sives with telling accuracy Into Vallaneuva Del PardUlo. IS miles west of Madrid: Alcala De Henares. 15 miles to tbe east. Tarancon. 60 miles to the southeast and on the Valencia highway, and other points near Madrid and the Valencia high way. Precise figures on the casualties were not immediately available. Madrid itself was given a fright when the Insurgent warplanes loomed overhead early in tho evening. They sped off. however, without bombing the city. Wall Falls on Insurgent!'. Government shells today pound ed down a 40-yard-long section of the Cllnico hospital, insurgent tronghold. at the very door of- Ma drid. Tart of the insurgent garri son of 60(1 men were rcroi ted caught in the collapse. The hospital is located in tbe su burb of University City. Built for 2.000 beds, it was 7 stories high and made of steel and concrete which resisted shell fire for months. It was not entirely completed when the civil war began in July. . Little by little the government has driven the insurgents from tbe structure. Two tri-motored planes were re ported to have bombed tbe steamer Le Carpi, off I Rosas. Tarragona province. The " vessel was not struck but it drifted ashore when the crew jumped into the sea and swam to safety. Dispatches from Bilbao said, two men ana tnree women, all native Spaniards, had been sentenced to death by a government tribunal for furnishing the Insurgents with in formation which abetted air bom- bardments. Officials, the report said, commuted the women's pen alties to life imprisonment.. Rebel Cruiser Bombed. Barcelona, March 6. (Associated Press.) Government planea bomb ed the Insurgent cruiser Almlrante Cervera 40 miles off the Catalan coast today and put the vessel to flight, and official communique an nounced. Santander. Spain. March 8. (As sociated Press.) A basque govern ment communique announced todsy 900 insurgents were killed and wounded in a severe counter-attack In the vicinity of Robledo de Cha? vela., near El Escorial. northwest or Madrid. Burke to Speak on Radio; Walsh Joins Senate Opposition. PARTY SHAKE-UP SEEN Washington. March 6. (United Press) Congressional foes of President Roosevelt's supreme court reorganization program united today for an immediate nation-wide campaign. Accepting the challenge to carry the controversr to the country. they abandoned informal tactics and organized an intensive drive which was planned at a series of conferences lasting until late last night nnder the immediate leadership pf Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Democrat. Montana. i First attack on the reorganiza tion under the new strategy will come from Senator Edward- R. Burke, Democrat. Nebraska, in a radio address tonight. He revised his speech to reply to the president's Thursday night defense of the pmn. wneeier cancelled his railroad finance investigation for the present and devoted his entire energy to the court controversy. He dratted a speech which he will made Wednesday night in answer to Mr. Roosevelt. - i The supreme court center : of the controversy which has broken Democratic lines met meanwhile, in its secret Saturday conference. It considered decisions on vital New Deal legislation which may be handed down. Monday. Totes Changed. "Not a senate ; vote has been changed by the . President's speech." Wheeler and, Burke agreed after a new check of oppo sition strength. Burke announced that Senator David I. Walsh. Democrat, Massachusetts, previously uncommitted on the court bill, would be one of four speakers against the plan at a New York City mass meeting next Friday. The others will be Senator Walter F. George, Democrat. Georgia, representing the south: Senator Royal S. Copeland. Demo- W0MA. 104. BIF.S. Momence. 111.. March r Akba. ciated Press.) Mrs. Mary Lane, 104. oldest resident of Kankakee rnnntv. AmA tnriav A tHv nf Cortland couuty, New York, she rra nere S3 years ago. Today Bock Island. Breakup of Ice gorges in Rock river causes flooding; bridges closed to traffic at Milan. Prises announced for window display contest by merchants. Traffic light felled by auto in collision at Twentieth street and Seventh avenue; two men arrested. . Mayor John A. Bengston opens campaign with denunciation of Alderman Herman C. Schnelt, Democratic nominee. Art exhibit at Augustana college to open Monday. Davenport Louis A. Higgins, 41. severely Injured in auto wreck. at Mendota, I1L Two hundred nd fiftv attend dinner honoring Robert W. Combs, farm agent. Police search for author of $20 bad check who posed as carpenter. Moline. Rock river hits new high . stage of 14.7 feet as ice goes out. and then recedea. Harry DeWolt. former Moline clothier, found dead la Peoria. Dr. Paul P. Youngberg elected president of Moline Physicians club. o- Est Moline. W. A. Dieterich, Republican write-in candidate, to seek aid-ermanio post In First ward. Dake and Wally Trade Movies of Themselves Cannes, France, March . (United Press.) Mrs. Wallls Simpson and the duke of Windsor, separated now for three months, have devised a plan by which they see each other i in movies, it was learned to- i day. ' .- Each takes . a Sjnall sized ' movie film dally, showing a part of the day's activities and these are exchanged by mail. The, duke recently completed a film "I Take Ski Lessons" with a plot in'whlch V he and his Austrian Instructor enacted the principal roles. , Loud laughter which greeted f the film when it was shown . 'at the villa of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Rogers, where Mrs. Simpson is a guest, led servants to think a comedy was being shown Mrs. Simpson seitt the duke one film showing a panorama of the Riviera coast, photographed from a boat In which she was a passenger with the Rogers. Another showed her in the villa garden, walking back nd forth under the fruit and olive trees and wearing her new Paris gowns so he could see them. Hennepin Park Residents Flee Flood in Army . Engineer Boat CANAL OUT OF BOUNDS Huge Cakes Crash on Piers of Three Spans During Night. (Continued on Page Two.) DENTIST NOTTO MAKEBAIL PLEA Insanity May Be Claimed in Girl's Death, Says Attorney. Charlottesville. Va.. March . E. V. Walker of defense' counsel an nounced after a conference defense attorneys today that bail would not be sought at this time for Dr. E. G Miller, charged with murder In the death of Cleo Sprouse, lS-year-old high school girl. . "We expect to do everything pos sible to see that Dr. Miller gets a fair trial, but the case ia too -new now to determine what our defi nite defense will be." Walker ssld. Asked " about published reports that the defense might plead insanity,. Walker said this and all other angles were being considered. Dr Miller was injured in a hunting ac cident in' January. ' Prosecutor W. O. Fife used scientific crime detection methods against what he termed unsatisfac tory portions of the signed statement in which he said Dr. Miller admitted the girl died of chloro form administered as the dentist prepared to perform an abortion In an automobile. Samples of clay and plaster casts of tire marks and footprints were being subjected, to tests and the girl's - vital organs were analyzed by state chemists. Fife obtained the clay and plas ter casts on the lonely Stony Point road six miles from Charlottes vllle. where Fife said Miller in his statement declared the high school Junior had died "a minute" after he administered chloroform. i "Ills contention," Fife asserted after be and other ' officials bad visited the sits yesterday, "that she succumbed to a small dose of chlor oform administered for a minute in the car Just doesn't stand up In the light of other developments.1 Fife and Sheriff J. Mason Smith quoted the dentist as saying he was not responsible for the girl's con ditton. Tbe soil and casts made on the road. Fife explained, would be used In an effort to determine whether the girl had got oat ot the car. Actor Quits Ship . Party of Beauty j Queen, Vanishes Plymouth, Eng., March . (Associated Press) Frank Vosper, 37, one of England's briyiant young men" of the theater, walked out of a British beauty queen's champagne party aboard the French liner Paris today and vanished. Passengers who attended tbe gay affair in the cabin of Muriel Oxford, "Miss Great Britain" of 1936, were reported summoned tor an Investigation by officers of the liner. ' The comely Miss Oxford, who bad been appearing in a New York revue, was deeply distressed. She said that Vosper, an actor-play wright, stepped out of her cabin onto a deck and "dldnot come back." i Friends said she and Vosper be came acquainted on the voyage from New i ork, Peter Wiles, a fellow Londoner and . intimate of Vosper, said he is convinced bis friend was dead. Miss Oxford went tb New York some time sgo with J a group of chorus girls. t When she reached London on the boat train from Plymouth she gave ber first detailed statement of tbe incident: Lots Affair -inst Talk. "We were Just .friends. There was no question of a love affair between us. In America the news papers had 'engaged me' several times. It was just talk. Me. Vos per and I were nothing more than friends." - Ship's officers reported that a passenger on the Paris, whose identity they did not disclose, said he heard a mans voice saying: If you do not marry me, I wnl Jump overboard. : j But Miss Oxford denied this flat ly. vosper'a career began on the London stage in 1919 and broad ened to include Shakespearean roles and a tour of the orient. He is me autnor or th play rMurder On the Second Floor." Subsequently in the films he ap peared in "Rome Express. "Red Ensign." "Waltzes From "Vienna.' Jew 8uss." "Dick Turpln." "The Man who Knew Too Much," "Open All Night." "Blind Justice," and Hearts Desire." POLICE CHIEF HUNTS 'YOUNG HELLIONS' AS SLAYERS OF GIRL, 4 Windsor, VC March . (Associ ated Press.) Police Chief John Ed monds said today a "gang of young hellions" would be questioned for information in connection with the slaying of 4-year-old Beverly Ann Page ot ClaTemont. N. .H whose battered body was found last nighti in a mill pond. - Edmonds said residents of this little town on the Connecticut river had told him of a group of boys "not much older" than Beverly Ann who practiced cruelties on younger children.. One of their customs, he said, was to hold others nnder wa ter until they came up gasping. The chief, half of Windsor's police department, did not identify the group further. : f Meanwhile Stats . Pathologist ChaTles F. Whitney prepared to conduct an autopsy. Preliminary examination disclosed. State's At torney Albion Parker said, that the child met death by violence and that "there was an attempted criminal attack." v -At Clare mont, N. II.. Genera hospital, about 10 miles away. nurses shielded the child's mother. who gave birth to a daughter Monday, from news of her only other jaugnters ate. STAGE ATTAINS RECORD HEIGHT; 15 FORCED OUT Gorged ice in Rock river surged loose last night at Rock Island and Moline, sending the . river to . new flood heights, forcing 15 persons to move from Hennepin park on. Big island, and closing traffic on United highway No. 67 be-, tween Rock Island . and Milan due to the bridges being threatened by the combined pressure of water and ice. As rapidly as ice moved t. i i i c : i i : j it piled into the old gorge m. n just Deiow these spans ana was still holding there this morning, backing lup the water. The Hennepin park ' residents moved out at 3 o'clock this morn- . Ing with the aid of a rescue boat furnished by the Rock Island district of United States engineers. Damage was1 estimated at sever al thousand dollars! this morning as ice battered and rammed it way into cottages on the lower or western end of Vandruft's Island. By 1 o'clock this afternoon, the river was dropping, but the home of Arthur Rausch had been swept away, extensive damage had been done to a yellow cottage owned by Harry Hawley where Ice cakes' knocked out the front end of the dwell Ing. and moved, it from ita foundations, and several other residences were damaged. j , . The home owners sat on the kock isiana unes rigni-or-way ior hours and watched tbe flood gut their boroeg and carry tbe furnishings on downstream. A washing machine, a davenport, chairs, and many oturr luroisiiinss wrte swept away like jetsam from a' distressed vessel. At least two automobiles were left in garages on the island, with water up to the roofs. Smaller buildings were overturned into the maelstrom. The cottages had been vacated more than a week ago but none ot the furnishings had been removed. ' In fact some owners had returned , to clean up their homes, following the previous flood, preparatory to regaining occupancy. May Ask Relief Fund. Some of the owners said the Rev. Ralph E. Lemon, pastor of Milan Presbyterian church - would ask Congressman Chester Thompson, Rock Island, for flood relief for the homeless. The cottage owners were bitter becaus a request a month ago to the United States engineers. they said, to dynamite the Rock river gorge at ita Junction with tbe Mississippi , river had been denied. ' ' Water at 1 o'clock this afternoon had dropped several inches from a. 14.1 foot stage at Milan recorded at 9 o'clock this ( morning, but no traffic was allowed between Milan and Rock Island. The drop brought the crest away from floor beams of the middle bridge;.-, Below Yandruffs island, the Ice gorge moved several hundred yards downstream, and was constantly changing position In the jam-up.. However, Ice was still gorged- this afternoon below the south branch bridge, or tbe third bridge from the Rock Island side between this city and Milan. ; , -j Those who formerly occupied Yandruffs' Island cottages, all ot wbom suffered great loss of fur-, nithlngs Included: John Johanson, Harry Lorensen, i Harry Green, Harry Hawley. Arthur Rausch, Robert Schmidt. Leroy Smith, Harry Speckhart. j Edward Ger-malne. C. H. Freistat and JL V. Barnett ' V--- - -v ' ; . The Rock Island police department received calhi for aid from flood refugees who had: escaped tbe flood and notified the Rock Is- XContlnuel on Page Two.)

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