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Moorhead Daily News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1927, Moorhead, Minnesota SâV»-., .•i ■ . : . \J r»: 1 %mr • * :?? VOL. XLIV, No. 117 MOORHEAD, MINN., MONDAY, MAY 23, 1927. *4i00 PER YEAR UNDBERGH BY BIDS ASKED ON NEW WELL FOR CITY; DIGGING WILL START EARLY NEXT MONTH NO. 2 PAVING 2DAYSAHEAD OF SCHEDULE Flood Relief Fund Is $1¿00 Digging of a new well to supply water for the city of Moorhead will begin about the second week in June, It was said today by "A. J. Warner, superintendent of the water and light department of Moorhead. Bids have been asked, returnable at 8 p. m. June 6, for the drilling of the well and the placing of casing and screen. The new well is to be drilled on the site of the test well which was just completed in the northeast part of the city. A good volume ot water was found at a depth of 230 feet, Mr. Warner said today. His statement of volume was based on tests with a small pump, but he said that he was confident there was a fine vein of water where the new well is to be sunk. Digging of the test well and erection of the new well has been authorized by the Moorhead city council. The city's water and light commis-•i6n was granted an appropriation of $15,000 for the work. Moorhead's present wells are still meeting the wa^er needs of the city, but the commissioner desired another well to meet the needs of the city's steadily growing population. Clay county's contribution to flood relief quota of the midwest territory of the Red Cross was raised to $1,200 today when H. E. Roberts, chairman of the county chapter sent the county's~third check for $300 to Red Cross headquarters at St. Louis. The county's original quota was $300. 4» RELLANCAHOP IS POSTPONED PERMANENTLY Î * CHEST TOTAL IS $13,407 Drive of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce for $15,000 community chest fund was expected to be completed in another day, according to A. | H. Costain, drive chairman. Workers, whose reports are nearly all in, have canvassed the city and have turned in pledges totalling $13,-407.50, Mr. Costain reported at noon today. In connection with the fund drive, workers are seeking 250 new members for the chamber which was formerly the Moorhead Commercial club. Despite rains which have held up farm work and a gravelling project on state highway No. 6, north of Moorhead, the paving of Minnesota trunk highway No. 2 from Moorhead to Haw-ley goes on at a rapid pace. Victor R. Wood, state engineer in charge of the paving project, reported at noon today that the paving crew had 35,894 square yards of concrete laid. This is 17,947 lineal feet of concrete or almost three and one-half miles. Ahead of Schedule. Work on the project is practically two full days ahead of schedule, Mr. Wood said. The crew has been at work every day for the past ten days with the exception of last Sunday, the engineer reported. Only a few truckloads of gravel have been dumped on highway No. 6 in the vicinity of Georgetown. The highway is to be gravelled from Moorhead north to the Norman county line, a distance of 19 miles. Rain has made the highway impassable for the heavy gravel trucks and the road must be thoroughly dry before work can be resumed again. Two Dumping Stations. Dumping stations will be erected at Georgetown and Kragnes and trucks will work both ways out of these two towns. Dumping will also start at the Moorhead end of the project, engineers said. No rain is predicted for Tuesday by the weather man. but a drop in temperature is expected. Minneapolis Seeks Party Convention Minneapolis, May 23 (UP)—Republican leaders of Minnesota plan to makfe a bid for the 1928 Républican national convention, it was announced today. Herbert Park, president of the Lincoln clubs of Minnesota, stated that a formal invitation to bring the convention here would be submitted to the executive council of the national republican committee, probably next August. The last republican convention in Minneapolis was in 1892 when Benjamin Harrison was nominated. New York, May 23 (UP)—While the- world still celebrated Charles Lindbergh's flight to Paris today one of the rival trans-Atlantic planes folded up its wings and the crew of t£e other began scanning geographies to find some place else to go. The Bellanca monoplane ended ijs checkered career as a trans-Atlantic prospect when George Bellanca, designer, definitely withdrew from all connection with the flight and Charles Levine, president of the Columbia Aircraft coropration announced that the*plane would be left in its hangar indefinitely. Meanwhile Commander Richard E. Byrd and his crew realized that to fly wake of the Lindbergh flight would be wike of the Lindbergh flight would be something' in the nature of an anticlimax; even if successful. The flight was not abandoned, but it is known the fliers were considering a flight to Spitzbergen or Honolulu. NATION DARING MR BATTLES SLEET STORM IN FLIGHT ACROSS OCEAN TO PARIS French President Decorates Former Minnesota B6y With Cross of Legion of Honor at Ely ; 'see Palace. Coroner's Jury to Place Death Blame Bath, Mich., May 23 (UP)—With the last of her dead honored. Bath prepared today to complete the final chapter of the tragic volume written by Andrew P. Kehoe. tax-maddened treasurer of the school ljoard. who dynamited the Bath consolidated school with a toll of 44 lives. Clinton county authorities met to go through the perfunctory procedure of a coroner's inquest to place the legal responsibility for the act which already has been traced to Kehoe. Olaf Olson Dies in Fargo Sunday Olaf Alfred Olson, 25, 18 Tenth st S, died in a Fargo hospital Sunday of complications which followed a rup tured appendix. Olson, a resident of the United States for 23 years, was born in Oslo, j Norway, Sept. 7, 1901. He_is survived , by his wife,, a daughter, Lois, two brothers, Rolf and (Cornelius at Adrian, N. D., and three sisters, Mrs. A. 3. Dahl, Adrian; Mrs. A. O. Todahl, Fargo, and Mrs. P. G. Houge, Dilworth. The body will lie in state from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Tuesday at the Leo Johnson chapel. Wednesday the body will be shipped to Adrian where Rev. G. Johnson will officiate at the funeral services. Olson was an employee at the Fairmont Creamery company here. DE PINEDO ON LONG HOP TO AZORES PORT 100 RESCUED FROM HOMES Two Held on Liquor Possession Charges Peter Leiferman of I'len and Robert Whitney of Fargo are being held in the county jail in default of bail on charges of liquor possession. The two men were arrested Sunday when a gallon of alcohol was found in their possession. Their scheduled arraignment before Judge Thomas Torson in justice court this afternoon was postponed because their counsel. G. H. Rustad, was busy in district court. New Orleans, May 23 (UP)—Coast guard boats took 100 persons out of the lowlands between Braux bridge and Lafayette today where they were caught in upper floors of their homes by suddenly rising waters. The relief craft brought the refugees into Lavfayette. Vermillion river and Bayou Techee overflows had spread at an unexpected rate over the lowlands before Arcadian farmers could move out. The levee at McCrea on the upper Atchafalaya was being worked on by a force of 1,200 farmers and 2,200 convicts. Engineers held out hope that the levee might hold. Washington, May 23 (UP)—An American birdman has conquered the Atlantic. America will probably seek next to master the far reaches of the Pacific and Antarctic by air. This was the prediction today by Assistant Secretary of Commerce William P. McCracken, in charge of aviation, in an exclusive interview with the United Press. His imagination fired like that :of milliions of other Anuercans through the unbelievably successful feat of Captain Charles Lindbergh in spanning the Atlantic from New York to Paris, McCracken declared that a trans-Pacific flight from this country to Manila is among the great objectives of the future. A similar venture would probably lead to an attempt to fly to the South Pole. McCracken said. New York, May 23 (UP)— The Radio corporation of America today announced the receipt of a wireless message from the S. S. London Importer in mid-Atlantic that a white plane had passed over the vessel in latitude 41-42 north and longitude 37 west. It is presumed that this was tbe seaplane Santa Maria in which Francesco de Pinedo left Trepassey, Newfoundland, this morning to fly 1,800 miles to the Azores Islands, If the plane were that of De Pinedo, the Italian flier is two-thirds of the way to his objective. The wireless said the plane was flying 70 miles per hour. De Pinedo started his" long journey in Italy, flew to Africa, South America and thence to Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, where his plane was burned. Another craft just like it was sent from Italy. In the new plane he flew over central and south United States and across Canada * to Newfoundland. If he completes the return trip successfully, he will be the first aviator to cross both the north and south Atlantic. Paris, France, May 23 (UP—Lack of sleep didn't bother Captain Chas. Lindbergh on the flight from New York tb Paris, but sleet provided plenty of trouble he told newspapermen in describing the trip. ( Construction of the plane with the pilot's seat sunk so low that the periscope alone enabled him to se^kept the wind from blowing on bis face and prevented hi« sleeping, he said. Hits Sleet Storm "I encountered sleet in mid-Atlantic," he said. "Sleet forming on the front of the wings of the plane is capable of forcing it down in a few minutes, but when I struck the storm I was able to get above it quickly." He flew for 10 hours in continuous rain, sleet and fog and had to ascend to an altitude of 10,000 feet to get above it. "It wasn't agreeable," he said. He stated, however, that he had the advantage of good weather from New York to Newfoundland which is considered unusual. '40ne of the greatest dangers I had to face was in landing at LeBourget field when the crowd almost overwhelmed me," he said. Lindb'ergh paid high tribute to Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli, missing French aviators, who attempted to fly from Paris to New York over the same route followed by Lindbergh. French Task Harder "The Frenchmen's task was harder than mine. Conditions flying westward are bad. Everything was in my favor except the sleet storm." "Nungesser probably hit a similar storm. Morevore the weather was terrible when he started. Airplanes were down all over the eastern part of the United States. Nungesser may have been forced to alight on an ice field in northern Newfoundland. If he did, he did not have one chance in a thousand." V I steered by dead reckoning as I had no hands to spare in the use of a sextant. I used an earth induction compass and made the Irish coast within three miles of the place where I had planned to arrive." FARGO DRUNKS FINED Six men, charged with being drunk, were fined $80 by Judge P. M. Paulsen in Fargo pdSce court this morning. Two of the fines were paid. The other four were sentenced to the city jail. WEATHER FORECAST. For Moorhead. Fargo and vi-ciuitv: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; oooler tonight. Tempera 1 tires: Highest yesterday. 61; lowest last night. 32. Precipitation: .16. Crossing Watchman Hit by Speeding Car Winona. Minn.. May 23 (UP)—Herman Schultz. 65. railroad crossing watchman, today is recovering from injuries received Sunday when he was struck by a speeding atuo and hurled into the path of a fast Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul train. Schultz, who has one arm, narrowly escaped being hit by the train. He suffered a broken leg and scalp wounds. ' Milton Mercier, driver of the auto, was blinded by rain and chd nbt see the watchman. Litchfield— Improvements to be made to Washington school grounds here. To-Day's Standing of \ - The News Candidates DISTRICT No. J Mrs. L. J. Scott, 702 Second av S---------------------—.....225,000 Miss Margaret Schranz, 316 Seventh st S----------------------240,000 Mrs. Edna Johnson Cowan-----------------------------------235,000 Miss Bab© Schumacher, 521 Ninth st N----------------------260,000 DISTRICT No. 2 « Florence Gaugler, Baker ------------------------------------245.000 Mrs. C. J. Nye, Dilworth______________________________________230,000 Mrs. A. A. Berggren, Glyndom--------------------------------115,0#f Andrew Kragerud, Barnesville-------------------------------240,000 Mrs. A. A. Wamback_____________________________________—150,000 B. M. Burtness, Hawley--------------------------------------21,%H Mrs. M. Noehl, Felton --------------------------------------1S.5H THREE CARS ARE DERAILED Paris, France, May 23 (UP)—Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh of Missouri and the whole United States, visited his New York to Paris plane today, arrived at the Elysee palace where he became a Knight of the Legion of Honor and told the United Press that the plane looked good. "I think I could fly back again," he said. But Lindbergh won't fly back to Am-erica. I^e will return on a steamer— just what steamer he had not .decided. The people of Cherbourg have invited, the flier to honor them by sailing for home from their port. Hero Decorated. At LeBourget and at the Elysee palace after President Doumergue kissed him and gave him the cross, Lindbergh was under the lenses of batteries of cameras. Wherever Lindbergh was recognized he was chewed. Men who knew the France of war time said that the popular acclaim for Lindbergh was comparable to some of the great demonstrations during the war. French and American and other reporters were constantly after the flier. Lindbergh's tall, somewhat lanky figure has been so minutely'described in the French press that all who saw him today knew who he was. Ot course Ambassador Herrick is well known and had there been doubt as to the identity of the ambassador's company, the ambassador's smile would have made identification certain. Herrick is Proud Ambassador Herrick told of the incident at the Elysee palace. "Charles," said the 72 year old diplomat with as much pride in l\is voice as if the flier were his grandson, "blushed like a baby. President Duo-mergue talked with him like a father to a son. 'You have done something wonderful,' the president said. I want you to tell your mother for me that she has a wonderful son and I want you to take to her my best wishes and to kiss her for me, too.'" The French thought much of Mrs. jUndbergh teaching a chemistry class in Detroit while her son was achieving what companion fliers describe as the greatest singlehanded feat in aviation. Lindbergh paid a visit to Madame Nungessrr as soon as he had recovered from the exhaustion of his flight. His graceful demeanor during the hours of adoration to which he was subjected and the fact that he still seems to think that those letters of introduction he carries are a necessary part of his equipment combine to increase the enthusiasm of Paria. Awaits Instructions. The Leviathan of the United States lines probably will bring Lindbergh home. The big ship is due to sail from Cherbourg May 31 and although Lindbergh bad not definitely decided upon the length of his stay, he will probably be aboard. "I am awaiting instructions from San Diego (headquarters of the company which built Lindbergh's Ryan monoplane) before I decide to dismantle the plane and ship it home," Lindbergh said. "I hope I can take it with me on the same boat." When he visited LeBourget and sa# the trampled fences and battered build- Flagstaff. Ariz., May 23 (UP) — Three Pullman cars of the first section of the S-anta Fe California Limited were thrown from the tracks near here today when the locomotive of the second section crashed into its rear. Several persons were injured, according to meager reports, but none was believed killed. The first section of the train which t left Los Angeles yesterday was given an emergency order to stop and was 'standing on the siding when th% en-j gine of the second section ran into it. Three rear cars were hurled from the .rails, reports said. ; Although the siding is only two 'miles west of here there are no wire ; connections to the point and no infor-; mation direct from the scene had | been obtained here several hours af-1 ing in which he finally found refuge Iter the wreck. land was shown the spot where be 1 Doctors and nurses were hurried! landed, referring to the riot, he said, | from Flagstaff. "I missed it." STATE NOW PLAYING CHARLES RAY MAYMcAVOY In- The Fire Brigade "A
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