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   Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - June 12, 1934, Joplin, Missouri                                THE WEATHER MISSOURI-Partly cloudy wltn moderate temperature Tuesday; Wednesday unsettled and sligntly warmer, lollowcd by snow-ers in west portion. KANSAS-Unsettled Tuesday and Wednesday, some possibility of scattered showers; not much change In temperature. ARKANSAS-Cloudy, probably acattercd showers Tuesday; Wednesday partly cloudy. OKLAHOMA-Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday. dfonltn L. FULL ASSOCIAT] ASSOCIATED PRESS REPOKTS "It is a ti7ne for patience, understanding and co-opcra Hon  � -President Roosciwlt,* .wi po mm PAtq VOL. XXXVIII.  NO. 263. fnbUcatloD ot/lcc 117 Entt rourlh mreet JOPLIN, MISSOURI, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1934.-TEN PAGES. I'ubllthrA Kyttt Mnrulnt Eic�pl Handay PRICE FIVE CENTS FOUND WRECKED; 7 ADOARD KILLED Huge New York-to-Chicago Liner Crashed Into Mountainside Wliile Roaring Tlirougli Fog. FOUR OF VICTIMS WERE BADLY BURNED Scene of Disaster Reached With Difficulty -Tree Tops Cut Off as Machine Crashed. Tugwell Says He Believes In American Constitution Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Explains His Economic Philosophy Before Crowd That Jams Spacious Senate Caucus Room-Hearing Marked by Bitter Clashes Between Committee Members as They Question Him. Debruce, N. Y., June 11.-(/P)- The charred wreckage of a New York-to-Chlcago "luxury liner," with the bodies of its seven occupants nearby, was found today smashed against the almost inaccessible slope of Last Chance hill, a 2,000-foot peak in the lower CatskiUs. The twin-motored biplane, roaring through a fog and thunderstorm late Saturday, had cut a long gash through the thick tree tops and crashed half-way up the rugged mountainside. Tonight a party of twenty men, using flares and flashlights, fought their way through the tangled underbrush to the wreckage, to pack the seared bodies down the mountainsides in baskets. Group Carries Poles. The group, composed of state troopers, county officials and residents of the vicinity, carried poles on which to hang the baskets. Smoke and dull red glow from the flares lent an eerie aspect to the solemn procession as it beat its way through the woods to the wrecked airliner. They passed Turnwood, on Beaver hill, shortly after 9 p. m., and it was expected they would be able to negotiate the two miles of thickets and rugged hillside before midnight. "The weird funeral cortege expected to arrive back in Turnwood with the victims about 2 a. m. Dr. v. G. Burke, Sullivan county coroner, who directed the activity, said he was not sure when the inquest will be held, but it would be tomorrow or the next day. The wreck was sighted about noon by W. H. (Ted) Hallock, piloting one of a score of planes in a widespread search for the vanished sixteen-seater ship. Scar on Forest Attracted Attention The scorched brown scar against the green forest attracted his attention. Skimming the trees, he saw bits of the tell-tale orange and blue fuselage. Quickly he communicated his discovery to the Newark airport, from which the liner had taken off for Chicago. Hallock flew back to Livingston Manor, a few miles from here, with his companion, Leo Lord. Then he led a detail of state troopers along dangerous trails through the dark woods, slipperv from heavy rainfall. Thrpe times the searching party, which included Captain Daniel E Fox of the state police and Mayor Floyd Ackerly of EUenville, arduously climbed the mountain before they could locate the wreck. They got their bearings by row ing into Mo Gaup pond, which lies In a high valley, ninety miles northwest of New York city. Deer and bear often are hunted in this section. Fuselage in Tree. Finally Captain Fox spied a bit of red fuselage in the top of tree. He toiled once more up the scaly mountainside and fired three pistol shots-a prearranged signal-and lit a smudge. In a few minutes other members of the party reached the isolated spot. The bodies Jay not far apart in a patch of briars and green ferns, with the parts of the smashed ship scattered around them. The sun was shining brightly through the forest. The bodies of Pilot Clyde Hole-brook and Co-pilot John Barrow, jr., were just to the rear of the motors. An axle was bent around a broken tree. A few feet away lay Stewardess Ada Huckeby. Further down the incline were the bodies of the four passengers, each severely burned. "I went into this section as soon as I heard the plane might have crashed in the vicinity," said Captain Fox. "I am familiar v/ith the mountains, and I knew no one who did not know the country could get into it. "If I hadn't thought of rowing Into the pond to get my bearings, I doubt if the bodies would have been found for some time." Sack of Mall Intact. Last Chance hill, also known as Mongaup mountain, is In Mongaup state park on the border of Sullivan and Ulster counties. The wreckage of the huge plane of American Airlines, strewn for 100 feet, was five miles from the nearest road.   A sack of mail was re- Washington, June 11.-(iT)-Rex-ford G. Tugwell testified today at a senate agriculture committee hearing, punctuated by bitter exchanges between senators, that he was a firm believer in the "constitution" and "democratic principles of government." The youthful, Immaculately dressed assistant secretary of agriculture was called to testify on his nomination as undersecretary of agriculture. Very little time was given, however, to his knowledge of agriculture and much to his economic philosophy as exemplified by a speech in 1931. And more time was consumed by the outburst between committee members. To Pass on Nomination. At the conclusion of the hearing, Chairman Smith, democrat, South Carolina, called an executive session of the committee for tomorrow to pass on the nomination. A crowd as large as that which jammed the spacious senate caucus room to hear J. P. Morgan testify last year kept up a continuous hum. At times the spectators broke into handclapping, mingled with lusty yells, which drowned out the proceedings altogether. A remark by Senator Murphy, democrat, Iowa, that some observations by Chairman Smith, democrat, South Carolina, were just a speech against the administration" brought the South Carolinan from his seat with a roar. "I resent that dirty insinuation," he shouted, his big fist waving per lously close to Murphy's nose. Smith's subsequent speech brought an answering roar from the crowd, but Murphy did not retreat. Self-possessed and even tempered for the most part, Tugwell leaned quietly back during the committee quarrels and one time he mildly asked to be allowed "as the witness, to make an observation." During a session of more than four hours, the president's professional advisor-frequently terined the No. 1 "brain truster" - was asked by Senator Byrd, democrat, Virginia, and Senator Bailey, democrat, North Carolina, about his views and in particular about his expressions on planning in a speech before the American Economic Association in Philadelphia in 1931. The Virginia democrat told Tugwell frankly at the outset of his question^ "that he was much concerned over your attitude on the fundaVnental principles of government." Bends Quotation From Address. The Virginian read a quotation from Tugwell's address which said the former Columbia professor of economics was convinced that "fundamental changes of attitude, new disciplines, revised legal structures, unaccustomed limitations on activity, are all necessary It we plan." He continued: "It is in other words, a local impossibility to have a planned economy and have businesses operating its industries, just as it is also impossible to have one within our present constitutional and statutory structure." "What did you mean by that?" sharply asked Byrd. "There has been a good deal of loose talk about planning," Tugwell replied. "I pointed out in a technical   speech made   before a Airplane Survey Reveals Destruction in Parts of Central  America - 2,000 Dead at San Salvador. LANDSLIDES WRECK TOWNS AFTER RAINS 500 Reported Drowned When Floods Sweep Ocotepcque -Government Officers Among Victims. (Oontinupd on Page '21 J.A.8CHAEFFER'S WIFE SUCCUMBS HEABT   DISEASE   FATAX   TO WIFE   OF   EAGLE-PICHER COMPANY OFFICIAL. TO SAVE WHEAT By the Associated Treas. The hurricane which swept rough Central America last week, accompanied by floods and landslides, killed at least 2,S00 persons and probably many more, belated reports from El Salvador and Hondurc.s revealed. Whole villages were wiped out by the landslides from the volcanic mountains of El Salvador, said ellablc sources after a partial survey of the stricken territory from the air. The death toll In the vicinity of San Salvador, capital of El Salva-or, was at least 2,000, and a report from the village of Octoepeque, Honduras, said the storm killed 500 inhabitrnls. Wires Are IJown. The hurricane reached Its highest intensity last Thursday, completely wiping out all the ordinary moans of communication in El Sal-ador and damaging the international railroad of Central America to an extent which will require three months or more for repairs. The heavy rainstorm which accompanied the hurricane washed down the sides of the volcanic mountains, causing lakes and rivers to leave their banks, imperilling with floods those who managed to flee from the^ landsHdes. WALLACE AFTER TOUR SAYS MORE MOISTURE MUST COME IF  CORN  SURVIVES. Mrs. Alice McConomy Schaeffer, wife of Dr. John A. Schaeffer, vice president of the Eagle-Plcher Lead Company, died at 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home at the Olivia apartments following a two months' illness. Death was caused by heart disease. Mrs. Schaeffer was born at Lancaster, Pa. She and Dr. Schaeffer moved to Joplin in 1912 and resided here until 1920, when they moved to St. Louis. They returned here to reside in 1930. Member of Catholic Church. Mrs. Schaeffer was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church and a member of the Woman's Club. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, J. Nathan Schaeffer, a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and William R. Schaeffer, at home; two daughters, Alice Elizabeth Schaeffer, at home, and Mary Helen Schaeffer, a student at Villa Duchesne at St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. T. Q. Gar-vey of Lancaster, and a brother, Augustine J. McConomy of Lancaster. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock this morning at St. Peter's catholic church, with the Rev. Father William P. Brophy, pastor, officiating. The body will be taken to Lancaster for burial. Pallbearers will be Harlan White. George McCuIlough, T. F. Lennan, F. C. Wallower, Bartley Geddes, Dr. A. Mitchell Gregg and E. A. Mattes. QUADRUPLETS HAVE GOOD CHANCE TO LIVE Three Girls and Boy Born to Iowa Mother Eat Heartily and Howl Lustily. Washington, June 11.-iW-The government said tonight rains had come too late to save the wheat crop in the stricken middle west. Supplementing a crop report which predicted the smallest har vest of the staple since 1893, Score tary Wallace returned tonight from an inspection tour with the statement that an inch of rain each week through the first week In August will be necessary to save corn. In   addition   to   wheat, Wallace said,   other   grains   too   late   fo remedy are oats and barley, in addl tlon to hay and bluegrass pasture crops. To Move 5,000 Families. Simultaneously Harry L. Hop kins, federal relief administrator disclosed plans to move 5,000 fami lies from the worst stricken portions of South Dakota to other sec tlons of the state. Rains the latter part of the week a weather bureau report said, al leviated conditions in the central valleys, but missed Nebraska, Kan sas, western Oklahoma, and the southwestern mountain states. Explaining his plans to move families from South Dakota farms that once were the goal of home steaders, Hopkins said the relief ad ministration Intended to buy the land under the sub-marginal pur chase plan. The 5,000 families, the admini trator said, will be placed on a ilk number of farms that the state of South Dakota already has taken over for unpaid taxes. They average 200 acres, and will be divided into 100-acre farms to avoid dispossess ing existing tenants. He explained the relief adminis tration would build additional houses and that the administration and the state would sell farms to those removed from the drouth area. rCniitlnued on page 2) Sac City, Iowa, June 11.-(/P)- Good appetites at the hourly feeding times today attested the growing strength of the quadruplets born Saturday to Mrs. L. R. Wy-coff, 30 years old, of Sac City. The babies ate hungrily their corn syrup and milk, administered with medicine droppers by the attending nurse, Beryie Witte. Their home today was the residence of Dr. G. H. Swearingen, where they howled lustily in an improvlshed incubator. Dr. Swearingen said the three girls and a boy had an "excellent chance of survival," and Mrs. Wy-coff was reported In a satisfactory condition. Birth of the quadruplets brought the family roster up to nine to be fed on the $16-a-week salary the father receives for his work for the state highway commission. DARROW REPJORT Will BE GIVEN OUT THURSDA Washington, June 11.-(fl')-The latest Darrow report on NRA codes may be made public without an answer from the recovery ad ministration. The report, prepared by a board headed by Clarence Darrow, was sent to NRA today by Presiden Roosevelt.   Under present plans, will be made public for Thursday afternoon papers. NRA  officials  were   undecided whether to Issue a reply as was done in the case of the first Darrow report, which criticised operatloi of some of the codes. A final decision will be mad after Hugh S. Johnson, the ad mlnlstrator, has had opportunity to go over the new report. URRICANE KILLS a, WIPES OUT ENTIRE VILLAGES Miami Merchant Policeman and Two Unidentified Men Slain m Battle; Two Officers Unscathed ONE MAN KILLED INSTANTLY, TWO DIE IN HOSPITAL HEAVY RAIN FALLS OVER A WIDE AREA More Than Half Inch Knlls Hero and Heavier Downpours Occur at Other Points, A long-awaited rain fell over the Four-State district during the week-end, bringing relief from a severe drouth. Rain measuring 3.15 Inches fell at FayettovlUe, Ark. The rainfall here measured .52 of an inch, and at Carthago the precipitation was 1.9B Inches. Damage to building.';, homes, fruit trees and crops, estimated at several hundred thousand dollars, was done by a tornado which struck Fayottovllle Sunday niglit during the heavy downpour. Hail did considerable damage to vineyards and fruit trees, 500 of which were uprooted. Many farmers in the vicinity reported the roofs of their homes were blown off and outbuildings demolished. An estimated rainfall of 1.5 to 1.75 inches was reported in the vicinity of Anderson and Noel and points sotith, including a heavy rnin farther east at Casaville. The precipitation at Neosho was .83 of an inch. Rainfall in various sections of the district was as follows: Aurora, .87; Columbus, .37; Lowell, .15; Beaver, Ark., 1.78; Galena, Mo., .46; Ozark Beach, .04; Springfield, .47; Greenfield, .40, and traces al Bolivar and Osceola. Hourly temperatures yesterday: 1 �. m..........70| 1 p. m..........H'2 2 n. m..........oai 2 p. ni..........sri a a. m..........08t :i p. m..........fi.** i  a. m..........601 4 p.  m..........811 .^ ft. m..........ft7| .'i p. m..........H7 ft a. ni..........GO] 0 p.  m... 7 n. m..........60| 7 p. m... S n. m..........Oflj 8 p. m... 9 n. m..........fi71 9 p. m. .. 10 a. m..........flRIlO p.  ni... n a. m..........72111 v Noon ..... .. .83 .. .79 .. .77 .. .7 ...72 77l'MlrtnlBht  .........72 Tiifftday. . .711 2 a.  m..........71 SENATE PASSES SILVER MEASURE, DEFEATS BONUS Monetary Bill Goes Through by Vote of 55 to 25-House Is Expcct r-Ized io Build Fnrm-to-Miir-kct and Other Bonds. Jcffer.ion Clly, June 11.--(/l') -The slate board of fund conunlsHloncra this afternoon authorized thn sale of $5,000,000 In road hond.s to continue tile highway progrmn. Orficlnis of the highway ilepiirt-mont said the proceeds from the bonds would bo used to continue the construction of favin-to-markol i\n
                            

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