The Times Dispatch from Richmond, Virginia on September 6, 1935 · 10
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The Times Dispatch from Richmond, Virginia · 10

Richmond, Virginia
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Friday, September 6, 1935
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Richmond Times-Dispatcht Friday September 6 1935 lKilled12Hurt As 3 Tornadoes Strike in State iceries of Desolation in Path 'of Virginia’s Tornado Carolinas Hit By Tornadoes Several Injured Coast Lashed bv llcavv Winds Houses Down Small Boats in Oanger Ten Woman Hurled to Death From Home Near Farm wills Floods Threaten Continued From First Far i ‘ I I I t south tip of the town The twister ripped the top of the structure and uprooted trees In the yard It then swept down the roadway and crashed through a store owned by Mrs Prince demolishing the structure A young man' named Montgomery qho lives on the outskirts of town was hurt when the tornado swept his property as it headed seaward Wood rrooaroads Hit Dr Hoskins estimated damage In Delta ville to be between 110000 and ' $30000 Later it was reported two others were injured when the twister swept through Christchurch Middlesex County on the Rappahannock River Patrick Did lake and his wife asleep In their bungalow suffered head and body cuts whrn another tornado leveled their home Nearby the home of Lloyd Carter Negro was demolished as were several outbuildings on hli property The postofflee at Christchurch operated with s store by Andrew Brooke was damaged as the tornado lashed through that section about 10:30 o'clock last night Across the Plankatank River from Deltavllle in Gloucester County two homes and a store at Woods Crossroads were levelled by still another blow but s number of persons In the three structure were uninjured I E Dischtnger a county resident reported The store and one home was the property of C E Edwards The see' ond home demolished was that of John Lamberth A small tornado also did considerable property damage in the vicinity of Norfolk yesterday afternoon but no deaths or injuries were reported The stately well-ordered grounds of Hampden-Sydney College thirteenth oldest Institution of higher learning in the United States were ’ In a stats of confusion last night Century-old trees lay flat across the campus In the midst of the torn-off roof of the administration buildlnz In the college cemetery tombstones of once-famous Virginia educators wre unbased such was the fury of the wind as It whipped out of Tarm-Vllle In Parmville proper virtually all ' windows In the Bouthside Hospital were smashed: a portion of the slate roof was carried away: trees In the yard were uprooted and on the hospital lawn lay the wrecked remains of a porch wrenched from a near-by residence " ' - In the Valley of Virginia lowland roads were under water as streams and rivers fed by lnresrant reins of the past two days overwashed their hanks I Bridges Washed Out State police reported three highway bridges had been washed out Isst night in Appomattox County Two on Route 60 at and near Bent Creek on the main Lynchburg Highway and another on Route 460 'In the three places the roads had been blocked and adequate warning posted headquarters here stated The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company stated that more than 300 telephones were out of service In Richmond last night because of line trouble due to the heavy reins and excessive humidity In other sections of the State trouble was three times more than normal It was stated i Although the South Central section of Virginia' felt a scattered backlash of the tropic storm which swept -the 1 Florida Keys for the past three days the hurricane moving northeast last night was reported to be headed seaward between Hatters and Norfolk In the last land path of the somewhat abated howler ' the Carolina coast country was lashed by heavy winds and mountainous waves last night while several Carolina inland cities reported tornadoes which as here unroofed houses and generally disrupted communication Woman Reported Killed A Negro woman was reported killed and several persons wore injured near Clinton N C where the wind blew - down two Ailing stations and damaged ’ a dosen dwellings Meanwhile storm warnings were hoisted as far North as Norfolk on the Eastern Coast but danger to large Vessels was believed slight The'8tate of Maryland while un touched by the tropic winds Is eon' fronted “ with Hood dangers on the Eastern Seaboard as the four-day rain continued last night without abatement The bridge between Queen Anne's and Hillsboro over the Tucks hoc River was impassable as water swirled over the top of the structure Near Cen-trevllle tributaries of the Corsica River had oversowed their banks blocked highways and disrupted communications Fart sf Sooth's Storm Weather Bureau officials here said last night Virginia's rains are a part cf the- general storm sweeping South Such has been the dowiipbifr in this State that highway officials test night were keeping a close check on the condition of State roads In Louisa' County water was repeated over the bridge across the South Anna River on Route 49 between Cuckoo and Gum Spring Water also was over the approaches to Brook'S Bridge over the North Anna River on Route 16 between Louisa and Orange In addition a number of roads were FLUSH OUT 15 RULES OF MONEY TUBES Medical authorities agree that your kidneys contain 15 MILES of tiny Cubes or Altera which help to purify the blood and keep you healthy If you have trouble with too frequent bladder passages with scanty amount causlnr burning and discomfort the 15 MILKS of kidney tubes may need Hushing out This danger eignal may be the beginning of nag-' gtng backache leg pains lose of pep and energy getting up nights swelling 'pufllncss under the eyes and dlsaineas - If kidneys don't empty 3 pints a day and so get rid of more than S pounds of waste poisonous matter may develop causing serious trouble L Don’t wait Ask your druggist for DOAN’S PILLS which have been weed successfully by millions of people for over 40 years They give happy relief and will help to Aush out the 35 MILES of kidney tubes Get ' DOAN'S FILLS at your druggist ’ — Photos by Jesse Boland AH that ires fe o the Jnhnitnn horn e on the It mm pdcnSydncy Rood after the terrific Main that a are pi Ihml eree yesterday The dar efing ares unroofed front porch blotted me ey end debris widely scattered Two were injured by the falling timbers —Photo by Jesse Boland A graphic picture of the mren southerns t of Formrille showing the desolation in the path of the twiner The ahore photo represents the site of a house and tobacco barn Tobacco was scattered for miles along the highway blocked by the washing out of Alls and culverts from excessive rainfall Early this morning state police repented roads In the Northern Neck pretty well washed out” Buckingham Feels Blasts While no serious accidents were reported from Buckingham County many of the citizens on the James River lowlands were in terror last night as the river began to Apod rapidly Several of them near Bremo' station it was said moved their household goods and supplies from homes and store at the riverside to houses on higher ground Late last n&ht It was feared that the river overflow might Hood the big power plant at Bremo which is approximately a hundred yards from the river bank Meanwhile elsewhere In the county a number of persons were stranded in the homes of neighbors because some of the bridges over the smaller streams and creeks had washed aa a result of a 24-hour rainfall unofficially 1 eytj mated at nearly eight Inches ' Citizens of Scottsville in Albemarle County reported at 10 o'clock' test night that the waters of the James Riven swollen by hard rains in its basin were rising a foot and- a half an hour and probably would invade the streets of the town during the early morning hours Cloudburst Hits Scottsville A cloudburst struck the town at 3 o'clock in the afternoon A house occupied by Negroes on the banks of a near-by creek was swept from its foundations and against a bridge which held it from floating into the James The occupants reacted safe ground but lost all their belongings The university observatory at Charlottesville said that the rain which fell there yesterday would equal the normal fall for the entire month of September A total of 35 Inches was recorded In the 36 hours bsfore noon Mrs Samahskl Sr was killed as she her son and daughter-in-law and Miss Davis seated themselves in their farmhouse kitchen for the midday meal Hurls Woman’s Body 100 Tarda The tornado swept from behind the house destroying every outbuilding on the place and ripped Into the dwelling When the wind had aubaided Mrs Samanskl’s broken body was found more than 100 yards from the demolished house The Injured were brought to Farm-' ville Hospital where attendants test night said Mrs Samanskl Jr has a fractured skull and internal injuries Her condition was regarded aa critical The others were not thought Uf be seriously hurt Two hours earlier the first of the two tornadoes tore its way through Pittsylvania County between-Ringgold and Kentuck Kan Into Tornado's Path ' - Parmer Arrington hU wife and 5-year-old daughter Doris standing on the porch of their small dwelling saw the black funnel-shaped cloud and ran from the building Into the path of' the tornado The wind broke the one-story house to bits and gripped the fleeing family picking them up and dashing them against the wreckage of their home At Memorial Hospital In Danville test night attendants said the father and child have broken arms and body cute and the mother has internal Injuries of an undetermined nature The Arringtons were brought to the hospital by J B Lindsey a neighbor who found them lying mud-covered and stunned near the wreckage of the house Hospital Damage 65000 Superintendent Caroline Sykes of the Bouthside Hospital at Parmville said late test night the high winds had damaged the building to the extent of about $5000 All windows in the southern iwlng as well as a portion of the roof were blown out Hospital officials said It was "quite remarkable' none of the patients was hurt by flying glass - - Shenandoah Threatened SHENANDOAH VA Sept 5— (A9) — Swollen by a steady rain which has continued almost without ceasing since Saturday the Shensndosh River had risen seven feet at Bixler’s Ferry and Ave feet at Shenandoah In the southern part of Page County at 4 o'clock this afternoon Streams in this area did not begin to rise until today but downpours of test night -and todsy sent them climbing toward the edges of 'their banks Old resident of this town tonight astcried that the rain here had coa- tinued ss long as it did in 1870 when Shenandoah was wiped out by a Hood Dr Rice Home Destroyed HAMPDEN-SYDNEY VA Sept 5 — (P) — The tornado which ripped through Prince Edward County this afternoon bringing death to one and Injury to at least two destroyed the home of Dr John Holt Rice founder of Union Theological Seminary and did considerable damage to buildings and trees of historic Hampden-Sydney Cdllrge A check made by George Walker secretary of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association soon after the storm had roared on into Cumberland County showed no one had been injured in this community A family of five living in the Holt home which Is located three miles from here escaped when the funnel-shaped cloud bore down upon the old residence in which Dr Rice resided more than a century ago College Building Unroofed The storm ' unroofed the Administration Building of Hampden-Sydney College and played with tombstones in the College Church Cemetery as if they were tops A dozen cedar trees In the old cemetery In which are buried men who were distinguished In the life of the college were uprooted and approximately 25 tombstones blown over A T Berry telephone linesman said that the tombstones were thrown together in stacks He said he saw one where it had lodged up in a cedar tree Six j 200-year-old oaks were blown down and some minor damsges done to other i homes here Leigh Promises !' Bonus Support Continued From First Page brought 'into the country naming Richard Bruno Hauptmann ss one of the most notorious He gave to the legionnaires a picture of Communist activities in this country and told them that there are three Communistic camps for children In Virginia and four in North Carolina He said there are 300 Communist newspapers in the United States today publishing propaganda every week designed to break down the American sense of citizenship and to destroy the Christian religion General Andrews said that a strong air force would be the biggest deterrent to attack by a foreign country that the -United States could have "It is conceivable that any enemy would seek to attack this country unless supremacy In the ' air can be gained" he said He outlined the organization of the GHQ air force and told the legionnaires of a new 3000-mile bomber that is now being built by the Government a plane that will enable insular possessions as far away as Hawaii to be reinforced by air The outstanding event of the afternoon was the parade of the 40 and 8 Earlier In the day 17 pursuit planes from Langley Field engaged In a mock dog Aght over the town for the entertainment of the Legionnaires The political whirl deep In the personnel of the legion was boiling tonight as various - friendly factions sought to organize their forces for election of a national committeeman Saturday afternoon Tomorrow Legionnaires will hear FTank N Belgrano Jr national commander of the American Legion discuss the question of payment of the bonus The commander will speak in the Virginia Beach Auditorium at 11:30 o’clock Other speakers tomorrow will be John W Flannagan member of Congress from the Ninth District and Brigadier-General 8 Gardner Waller adjutant-general of Virginia Woman Charge Neighlmr Brat Her With Pistol Butt ' Mrs Virginia McPhearson 50 of 106 1-3 East Main Street was treated at Memorial Hospital yesterday for injuries which i she said she received when sbe was beaten over the head with a pistol by Mrs Gertrude Cash of the 100 block East Main Street Mrs Cash' was arrested by Police Officers - Kronnemeteter and F S Wakefield on a charge of felonious assault and taken to Second station where she was released on ball for her appearance In Police Court September 10 ‘All Hell Broke Loose f Says Dixie Passenger After Rescue No Panic Through 2 Days 1 Night Though All Expected to Die Crew Praised MIAMI Sept 5 — UF) — Rescued passengers of the reef-bound liner Dixie told tonight of being saved by a ’miracle” om what seemed to be a rendezvous with death in a pounding shark-infested sea “I think every passenger If he would honestly confess what he thought would say he expected to meet the enl” John Laycock of Baton Rouge La related “But all of the passengers and all of tl- crew are safe— by some miracle Yes by a miracle” "There was no hysteria” said Miss Florence E S teller of San Francisco “We all sang The death Which seemed to face us was discussed with unprecedented freedom Fear Unknown "Fear seemed to be unknow 1 as we were all of the opinion we would finally be carried down” The storm Itself was described graphically by Laycock resting in a hotel here: "It seemed all hell broke loose The ship began to toss and rock helplessly great waves breaking all s round and over the superstructure I think It must have been 6 o'clock Mondsy evening when we hit the sand bar "Water came pouring in from somewhere The heavy metal lid of one hatchway was wrenched off That lid must have' weighed a ton Water came lpto the state rooms In all of them it was one' to el inches' deep ' Wreckage Everywhere "All through the ship there was wreckage In the dining-rooms and recreation room chattered glass and smashed fum'ture Uttered the floors 'Passengers huddled hr the passageways and around the staircase And there were some of -them who tried to sleep Monday night' and Tuesday and Tuesday night - "Water was coming in everywhere — Heroism Is Bared I11 Dixie Rescue Continued From First Page paced the hurricane deck' of the' once proud 8100-ton coastal liner-' In the afternoon he received aboard A S Hebble superintending engineer of the owners snd began a survey In an effort to judge the damage A figure of 8500000 was set by disinterested maritime authorities ss the amount of damage suffered by the Dixie The captain interviewed by a representative of the Miami Daily News and The Associated Press aboard the Dixie gave the first inkling of the conditions which caused his ship to shatter itself on French Reef In the midst of the hurricane which ravaged the Florida keys He said he was unable to see because of terrific rains and was blown out of his position to a degree that he believed himself on Carysfort Reef when he sent out his 80S at 8:16 p M— a call for help which was unheard because his radio antenna wu carried away -“The waves were breaking -over the bridge which is 55 feet above the waterline At times I could not see Man Leading Rescue Learns of OicnTragtdy JACKSONVILLE FLA Sept' 5 — !A— As he directed storm relief operations of the Coast Guard tug 8aukee Lieutenant George W McKean today received the following radio -message from his wife: "Father and mother killed In storm” Coast Guardsmen here took the message to mean the victims were Mrs McKean’s parents Lieutenant McKean was granted 10 days’ leave but there was no transportation to his home at Key West A form home southeast " wet leveled —Photos by Jesse Boland Scenm at the Simamslte home northeast of Farmrille showing nit that is left of a commodious 8-room house on the Cumberland Road Just across from the Presbyterian Church Mrs Simanske was 1 hilled when ike gale swept her from the house and carried her Itody for more than a Quarter of a mile The timbers of the house itself were scattered for more than-m mila and a half but it didn't get very deep in any part of the ship that 1 saw perhaps knee deep in some of the cabins” ”1 should sty that the passenger lost fully half of their baggage and luggage It was practically all water-soaked and with salt water “Not a single passenger had any' thing but praise for tne conduct of the officers and crew Even when the cutter Carrabassett sent boats over to begin taking off passengers everything was orderly" Shortage of water -and food added to the distress Just before he was rescued Harry Burk of New Orleans said rations were down to crackers pretests and soft drinks “But the crew and officers were grand’ he added “And the passengers kept up their spirits In Ane style” The experience was sufficient for a lifetime to Mrs Thomas Steward of Hollywood Cal Taken aboard the coast guard cutter Carcabasset she said: “This is my first ocean trip and my last If ever I set foot on dry land again It was horrible We sat on the floor with water up to our waist sweeping through the room before we sought refuge in the salon “The water was up to our bed in our stateroom How glad we were when we aaw the lights of the rescue boat on Tuesday night” George W Weatherby Chicago advertising man and 1 his bride- of a week the former Lorraine A Donkle were honeymoon passtngers aboard the Dixie “Thank heaven Monday's over” Mrs Weatherby said today “We started this honeymoon a week ago looking our best “We've Anished the Dixie's part of it appearing our worst "Thereli George now stroking a luxurious whisker growth ah well he can't ever pretend he'd look well with a beard” a foot ahead I have been in hurricanes before In 1915 1919 1936 and 1932 but never in me as bad as this” The succor of the broken liner and Its 331 passengers and 123 crew adds a bright page to' the history of the American merchant marine and the men of the merchant fleet At least 15 vessels including the always present Coast Guard aided in the rescue work amid the treacherous coral shoals Nat a Life Wu Last Not a life was lost as life boat crews carried their human freight to safety through shark-infested water Stories of praise and heroism for the muter and crew of the Dixie were told by the liner's passengers as they were landed "If we could only have felt u calm u the Dixie crew acted everything would have been line” 1'd Mrs J G Fisher of New Grleaps “The - terrible experience of the night at sea have been ow obliterated by the wonderful heroism of the crew” asserted Mrs Lyda L Sturr of Newark N J "There wu no hysteria ' We all sang” said Miss Florence Steiler of San Francisco Passengers Meat Home Officials of the Morgan Line chartered a special train to carry all tlu passengers to New York and their homes Tomorrow a board of steamship inspectors is to go aboard the Dixie for an investigation of its grounding At that time Captain Sundstrom la expected- to nuke his official report ‘ The test of the rescue fleet stea ed away from the Dixie late today - An Associated Press representative flying again today over the Dixie reported that the liner wu visibly battered leaning to starboard on the reef which holds it fast Shipping men say the Dixie will never float again Representatives of Merrlt Chapman As-Scott the salvage ' Arm which successfully ' maneuvered the bUkned hulk of the Morro Castle from Its sand bed on the Jersey beach boarded the liner art u: der-took the job of estimating salvage possibilities —Photos by Jesse Boland sf Fmrmrille thmt ares completely demolished by the terrific wind The structure end ecen the surrounding trees were uprooted end blown away- President Spurs Storm Relief Continued From First Tags Frank N Belgrano named Howard P McFarlan Tampa Fin put department commander of Florida to make the investigation Following the departure of Watson B Miller chairman of the legion's rehabilitation committee for the scene the organisation set aside $2500 for the relief committee to be supplemented by a 81X00 contribution of the legion auxiliary Hopkins Criticises Weather Boreas Hopkins' comment came at a press conference soon after President Roosevelt had ordered the relief administration and the Veterans' Bureau Into action "From the Weather Bureau reports this storm wu hopping all - around there and nobody could have known where it wu going to hit” Hopkins said “Wherever we had a camp at Key West or anywhere else had the storm bit it would have been wrecked “I don’t think from reading those weather reports that anybody would necessarily have evacuated those people” Charles C Clark acting chief of the Weather Bureau uid the warnings Issued Saturday Sunday and Monday all showed the trend o' the storm “I am not commenting on these or Interpreting them” he saiti “Our men are working 20 hours a day down there They haven’t had time to send detailed reports When these come w will be prepared to give the facts” Hopkins said the veterans were sent to Florida to help the State Highway Commission build an overeeu road from Key West to the mainland and that technically they were the Responsibility of the Florida Relief Administration He added however that he had authorized Governor Scholia of Florida to spend any funds for things he thought ought to be done in the flood area Bed Cress Gives Food Ctelbca Tne Red Cross Is furnishing food clothing and shelter in addition to helping relatives recover bodies and answering hundreds of inquiries Washington headquarters broadcut an appeal today for thou Inquiries to be directed to Miami rather than here Admiral Grayson directed that a "war unit” be set up at Miami to handle problems of veterans and their dependents The presidential order Instructed the Veterans’ Bureau and relief administration to see that Injured veterans were promptly put In hospitals: the dead sent home if relatives desired or brought to Arlington for burial and the survivors rehabilitated Coast Gamrd Navy Helping The Farm Credit Administration had ordered a study to see to what extent it might go in lending or helping outright farmers whose lands had been stripped of vegetables and citrus fruits which were almost ready for market The Coast Guard had upward of 500 men and 18 boats at work removing survivors from the storm-smashed islets sided by airplanes snd radio The Navy too was helping at the Job of maintaining communications Fingerprint experts had been sent to the hurricane-lashed veterans' camps by the Army to help in identifying the dead Virtually all of the 4000000 soldiers of the World War were fingerprinted when they went into the service and these records were available for checking against prints of the unidentified - Veterans’ Relief Unit Set Up HYDE PARK N Y Sept 5— AV-president Roosevelt was assured tonight of establishment of a veterans' relief unit in Miami to aid the injured in the veterans’ work ramp In the hurricane disaster which took the lives of 300 World War men in a known dead list of 256 Devoting principal attention in a day of varied activity to the hurricane devastation Mr Roosevelt sent two Immediate aides to the scene to investigate and direct relief He received the following report at 6 p M (Eastern Daylight Time) tonight from Admiral Cary X Grayson chairman of the American Red Cross: "The Red Cross has set up a veterans’ relief unit in Miami called the War Service Unit composed of competent men in veterans' affairs This is to help veterans and their families Reports 356 Knwra Dead "Governor Sholte has Issued a proclamation designating the American Red Cross as the official relief agency "Official count of the Red Cross at 4 P M this afternoon is 256 known dead of ' whom 200 were World War veterans — 252 injured of whom 25 per cent were seriously injured "The Red Cross reached hundreds of small islands along the Florida coast today where fishermen and their familtoa were isolated delivering to them ample supplies of foodstuffs and clothing material” Late today the Chief Executive announced vetoes of Ave more bills including the one providing widespread amendments to the Taylor grazing act The tetter was disapproved “with some reluctance” and with a lengthy memorandum of objections from Secretary Ickes Moore Still Listed Missing in Storm Richmonder Unreporled 25 Dead Unidentified The fate of Thomas K Moore of Richmond who was among the veterans at Camp No 3 on Isla Morada when the Florida hurricane struck remained in doubt test night aa further checks of identified dead and survivors failed to reveal him in either group His father J K Moore Richmond business man said test night tye had had no news from his son Associated Press dispatches said that the missing Richmonder was not among the survivors at Mteml but that there were still 25 unidentified dead veterans to be checked by relief workers Order your cpal now and you'll save substantially on your winter 'fuel bill For aa the season " advances' prices will In all probability mount higher It's an investment that will ' repay you well in protection against advanced price and uncertain delivery later Ws are ready to All your order immediately A Phone Us NOW! i - 230 E MAIN STJIEET CHARLOTTE N C Sept 5 — (T) — The Carolina coast country was lashed tonight by heavy winds and mountainous waves as the tropical hurricane moved out to sea while several Intend cities reported tornadoes whlrh unroofed houses uprooted trees and disrupted communications Although tornadoes dipped into several communities over the two States there were no fatalities Several persons however were seriously injured near Clinton N C where the wind blew down two filling stations and several houses and one a Negro woman was not expected to recover Gale Hit Caaat The entire roast line of the two 8tates felt winds of gate proportion Heavy winds battered Charleston throughout the day but there was little damage except to communication lines Most of the residents of the nearby beach resorts had deserted their cottages and moved intend A little farther north the wind reached gale velocity at Georgetown during the afternoon damaging trees fences and utilities lines Winds lashed Pawley's Island summer resort near Georgetown damaging several orran side cottages At the same time Myrtle Beach a near-by resort reported a 40-mile wind and heavy rain but no damage to property Will rasa ta Sea Naval weather observers at Beaufort N C- said the storm moving northeastward would pass to sea between Cape Hatteraa and Norfolk Va about 4 A M tomorrow morning Precautions were taken on the roast towns as winds of 75 miles an hour near-hurricane force were forecast Small craft hugged the harbors and coastal rivers while fishing village dwellers boarded up their homes and took other precautions At Cape Lookout a 30-mile wind was blowing at A P M The barometer at that time had fallen to 2914 Guard Your Eyes and Help Y our Game Good golf is largely 1 matter of relaxation concentration and comfort The Summer Suit ia hard on t the eyes and if you have a pair 'of glasses equipped with scientifically tinted lenses 1 that increase your vision and comfort bettering your score will become easier Optical Ca Eighth & Main Streets 223 East Broad Street Medical Arts Brnjwi (nrnua QUEE 30QD®CE LATER IN THE SEASON YOU’D HAVE TO PAY MUCH MORE! 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