Joplin Globe, July 19, 1938

Joplin Globe

July 19, 1938

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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - July 19, 1938, Joplin, Missouri THE WEATHER MISSOURI-Increasing cloudiness, warmer Tuesday except In extreme northweetj probably local thunderihowera Tuesday night or Wednesday, except generally fair Wednesday In northwest-somewhat cooler Wednesday In extreme north. KANSAS-Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednosday, probably scattered thundershowers; not much change In temperature. ARKANSAS AND OKIiAHOMA-Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday, slightly warmer Tuesday. Inbe FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS District Edition VOL. XUI. NO. 294. Publication Office ill Bail fourth Street JOPLIN, MISSOURI, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1938.-TEN PAGES. rnbllah?2 Every Morning Except Monday PRICE FIVE CENTS KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN READY TO VISIT FRANCE Great Reception Awaits British Sovereign*-100,000 Men Mobilized for Their Protection. DEFENSIVE ALLIANCE PARLEYS SCHEDULED Monarch's Ministers to Confer With Daladier and Bon net During Their Stay in Capital. Court Bill Foe Indorsed For Senate by Cummings Attorney General Comes Out for Senator Lonergan in Con-neticut Race-Throws His Support to Legislator After Latter in Speech Declares He Has "Been For and With Roosevelt" Despite Differences Between Them. TOWNS IN ITALY ROCKED DY QUAKE; NO LIVES LOST Paris, July 18.-UP)- France pre-pared a triumphant, thoroughly po liced reception tonight for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, coming tomorrow on four-day state visit to reaffirm the Anglo-French defensive alliance. Making the first state visit of their reign, the British sovereigns will land at Boulogne and proceed to Paris, their movements guarded by an army of 100,000 men mobilized for their protection during the trip. The visit is hailed by the French as confirmation of the closeness of the democratic London-Paris union against the totalitarian Rome-Ber-lin axii. Conferences Scheduled. Viscount Halifax, British foreign secretary, will accompany the royal party, and Leslie Hore-Belisha, British war secretary, will be in Paris at the same time. The two statesman are expected to have long defensive alliance conferences with Premier Edouard Daladier and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet. Daladier and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Britain exchanged secret letters a few days ago and these were expected to serve as a basis for discussions on how to reinforce the already strong democratic union in the face of Italo-German action in Spain and German activity concerning Czechoslovakia. The visit follows by three months the trip of French ministers to London to supplement their mutual assistance understanding with closer military staff talks and by two months the journey of Reichsfuehr-er Adolf Hitler to see Premier Benito Mussolini in Rome. The capital was decorated elaborately for the most striking reception ever accorded in the history of royal visits to France, and seldom have sueh protective measures been taken. . The government ordered 20,000 police prepared for duty throughout the visit; 20,000 reserve officers In Paris were recruited as plain-clothesmen; the war ministry assigned 50,000 troops to the task; and the interior ministry called about 10,000 mobile guards. Scotland Yard Co-Operates. London's famed Scotland Yard worked with the Paris prefectur of police in drawing up the plans. They wanted to prevent*a repetition of two bits of European history foremost in their minds: The assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo, the spark that touched off the world war, and the assassination /V of King Alexander of Yugoslavia at Marseille October 9, 1934, just after he had landed on a state visit to France. A new railroad station was built here at the Bois de Boulogne terminus especially for the state visit -an action similar to Premier Mussolini's construction of a new depot in Rome for Hitler's visit. Celebrations which began July 14 in honor of Bastille day-France's "Fourth of July"-were continued and will be held until Thursday. There will be street dancing every night beginning tomorrow and state theaters will throw open their doors for free performances. Fireworks will be set off from the great, steel Eiffel tower tomorrow night and from the heights of Montmartre Thursday night. The visitors will leave Friday, proceeding to Calais to board their yacht for the trip to Dover. The state visit originally had been scheduled to be held June 28, but was postponed five days before because of the death of the countess of Strathmoro and Kinghorne, Queen Elizabeth's mother. Washington, July 18.-UP)-Sena-1 tor Lonergan, democrat, Connecticut, an opponent of the president's; supreme court and government reorganization bills, received virtual indorsement for renomination today from Attorney General Cummings. Cummings, in a prepared statement issued five minutes after Lonergan completed a radio address, said the senator's speech "would seem to remove all reasonable objections to his nomination." Cummings characterized Loner-gan's speech as "a stirring statement of new deal principles." Speech Is Indorsed. "No friend of the president can possibly take exception to it," added the attorney general, who is a resident of Connecticut, "The senator places himself squarely behind the policies of the administration and earnestly asserts his loyalty to the objectives of the president." In his address at Hartford, Lonergan declared "I am and have been for and with President Roosevelt," adding: "There have been differences, of course, between me and those with whom I have been associated. It Is human that men differ and I have followed my conscience and the light that I possess. It is with the greater objectives and noble aims of this period that I am concerned, and little differences cannot muddy the waters." He said during his years in the houso and senate he had often been called upon to vote "upon measures concerning the social welfare and the economic betterment of the people." And "not in a single solitary instance have I betrayed an inherent and compelling interest in those problems." Room for Differences. Referring apparently to Loner-gan's votes against the supreme court and reorganization measures, Cummings said "there Is ample room for differences of opinion as to details and methods. The 1m-portant^ thing is to make certain that we are all going in the same direction and that we all accept the same leadership." The new deal official commented in conclusion "the convention of course will make Its own selection in its own way." (Candidates for congressional offices are named in Connecticut at party conventions.) Cummings' action recalled to politicians here the recent indorsement of Senator Van Nuys, democrat, Indiana, a court bill foe, by the Indiana democratic convention. Shortly after the court bill fight Governor Townsend of Indiana had declared Van Nuys would not receive support of the state patty organization. But just prior to tho convention he invited Van Nuys to run for renomination. National Committeeman David E. Fitzgerald of Connecticut issued a statement in New Haven saying the position Longeran outlined for himself "should vouchsafe for him the democratic nomination as United States senator, and guarantee his election in November." Strong Shocks in Riviera and Piedmont Mountain Section Send Thousands Fleeing Into Streets. LASTS NINE MINUTES; DAMAGE IS SLIGHT Sleeping Inhabitants of Im-peria Rush From Beds and Remain Away From Homes For Hours. F. 0. R. TO VISIT GREAT LAKES AREA STOCKS PUSHED UP TO NEW '38 HIGHS OBSERVERS BELIEVE PRESIDENT MAY TAKE HAND IN WISCONSIN CAMPAIGN. \ TWO GROUPS DEADLOCKED ON RAIL WAGE REDUCTION Chicago, July 18.-(^-Management and labor, deadlocked today after a three-hour preliminary closed conference, were scheduled to meet again tomorrow to consider the proposed 15 per cent wage cut for the nation's railroad workers. No agreement was reached today by a joint conference committee of the class one railroads and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Lightning Kills Girl Wife. Cape Girardeau, Mo., July 18.-(ff>) -Jessie Cypert, 15 years old, was killed by lightning near Parma yeo-terday when she took refuge under a tree during a rainstorm. Ice* Inter-State Coffee Is Swell)-Adv. Washington, July 18.- (JP) - President Roosevelt's decision to visit the Great Lakes region after he returns from the south aroused speculation today he might take a hand in the Wisconsin campaign and expound his new deal gospel in some other states as well. Presidential aids announced the president, after ending his present fishing trip and swinging through Georgia and other southern states on his way home, would leave Washington, or Hyde Park, August 18, to attend the dedication of an international bridge at Port Huron, Mich. Rest In Winnipeg Hinted. V There have been reports he would visit Illinois and Wisconsin also, and go on to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for a brief vacation rest. Such a journey would afford him an opportunity to, say a few kind words for Senator Duffey, democrat, Wisconsin, an administration supporter who is unopposed for renomination. Among those who have been mentioned as possible candidates for the progressive party nomination to oppose Duffey are: Governor Philip F. La Follette, who recently organized a new national progressive party movement. Herman L. Ekern, lieutenant-governor of the state. Representative Gerald J. Boileau, progressive, who helped sidetrack the president's government reorganization bill at the recent session of congress and put through a dairy-interest amendment to the farm bill, over administration opposition. . Wisconsin Primaries Sept. 20. The Wisconsin primaries are scheduled September 20. In Michigan, which the president definitely will visit, there is no senatorial contest this year. Congressional nominations will be at stake, however, in the state's primaries September 13. Primaries already have been run off' In Illinois, where Representative Scott W. Lucas won the democratic senatorial nomination and Richard J. Lyons, a member of the state legislature, the republican Some politicians in the capital expressed the opinion today the president would not limit his participation in this congressional cam paigns to primary contests. They said they thought it quite possible the president would *ind opportunities to visit several states where administration stalwarts win re-nomination and face strong republican opposition. Farmer Dies of Injuries. Blytheviile, Ark., July 18.-ttPj- Bill Taber, 68 years old, of Bragg City, Mo., died in a hospital here from injuries received in an automobile collision at the Haytj-Caruthersville, Mo., highway intersection last Thursday. Mrs. Taber Is recovering at the same hospital from chest injuries. Milan, Italy, July 10.-(Tuesday) -UP)-The Italian Riviera and Piedmont mountain section wore shaken by a strong earthquake which sent thousands of persons fleeing into the streets early today. No serious damage was reported, and apparently, no one was killed or injured. The quake was felt with the greatest intensity at Imperla on the Ligurian coast. Turin also was shaken considerably. Quoke Lasts 9 Minutes. Cuneo, San Remo, Ventimlglia, Taggia and various other towns also felt strong shocks. The quake lasted nine minutes and first was noticed at Imperia at 1:58:30 a. m. (6:58 p. m., central standard time, Monday). There sleeping inhabitants of the city of 26,000 rushed from their beds to the wharf or gathered on piazzas where they remained for hours fearing to return to their homes. $1,000,000 DAMAGE IN REFINERY BLAZE Frequent Explosions at Sinclair Oil Plant Threaten New Hours of Terror. The Fly Wheel of Recovery-Help Keep It Going Around AMERICAN FLIES ATLANTIC IN $D BATTERED PLANE Douglas G. Gorrigan Lands at Dublin, Ireland, After Unsanctioned Flight From New York. OFFICIALS SHUDDER AS THEY VIEW SHIP Aviator Declares His Compass Went Wrong and That He Thought He Was Headed for California. Enthusiasm Manifested For Salesmen s Crusade JUMP IN STEEL OPERATIONS , BRINGS iS?miTED BUYING INTO MARKET. New York, July 18.-(IP)-Spirited buying late in the session pushed the stock market ahead today to new high levels for 1938, and gave leaders new gains ranging from $1 to around $3 a share at the close, and a few even more. Conspicuous on the upturn were steels, motors, rubbers, coppers, chemicals and merchandise shaven. Rails, utilities and miscellaneous issues scored moderate gains. Transactions totaled about 1,550,000 shares, or above the average of recent sessions. Steel Operations Increase. , Buyers who were actuated by business recovery  hopes had on their side an estimate of a 4.1-polnt rise in this week's steel operations to 36.4 per cent of capacity, best since last November. Renewed strength In industrial commodities also was looked upon as a clew to broad industrial expansion. The Associated Press closing average of 60 stocks was $48.90, up 70 cents. It was the highest composite, on a closing basis, since last October. Principal gainers included U. S. Steel at $60.50, up $2.25; Bethlehem $61.37, up $1.87; Chrysler $69.50, up $2.37; General Motors $41.37, up $1.25; Sears" Roebuck $71.87, up $3.50; Westinghouse $102.75, up $2. Bulova Watch rose $5.25 to $31 in response to an annual statement that showed the company's earnings held' up fairly well through the March quarter. Bonds moved upward with shares. Wellsville, N. Y., July 18.-UP)- Frequent rumbling explosions threatened new hours of terror tonight at the flame-swept $15,000,000 Sinclair oil refinery where three persons were killed and 75 injured last night. About 16 tanks had exploded by a late hour today. There have been no casualties since one 2,500-barrel tank of naphtha suddenly exploded and sailed skyward last night. Three spectators were killed when the tank descended 500 feet away, on the opposite side of the Genesee river. . Sinclair officials in New York estimated the value of the destroyed units to be about $1,000,000, and said the major part of the plant was expected to resume operations by the end of the week. TWO STATES GET RIGHT TO COLLECT RAIL TAX St. Louis, July 18.-UP)-The U. S. circuit court of appeals today affirmed a decision giving the states of Arkansas and Louisiana the right to collect a corporate franchise tax from the trustee of the Missouri Pacific railroad, Guy A. Thompson. Judge George H. Moore ruled a 1934 statute made all liquidating agents appointed by the United States subject to all state and local taxes applicable to the business they operate. Thompson had appealed the decision which ordered payment of $38,095.55 to Arkansas for 1937, and $11,086 in Louisiana excise taxes for 1935. LUPE VELEZ AND MATE CONSIDERING DIVORCE Hollywood, Calif., July 18.-UP)- Apparently Lupe Velez and Johnny Welssmuller are really seriously considering a divorce this time. B. C. Roos, business manager for the fiery Mexican actress and the former champion swimmer and film Tarzan, said today a property settlement had been drawn and awaits their signatures. Both Lupe and Johnny said they agreed to a trial separation five months ago and they were convinced it would be a good thing to make it permanent. Previously there have been many rifts and reconciliations. ROOSEVELT CATCHES 38-POUND FISH IN BAY i' iiiiiiiii'rtni mmtmrnitmin Aboard U. S. S. Houston, En Route to Panama, July 18.-UP)- President Roosevelt tried out his luck as the nation!* first fisherman today and was rewarded with a 38-pound yellowtail. The big fish was caught in Mag-dalena bay, near the tip of Lower California, where the Houston dropped anchor this forenoon. Honor's for the day's biggest catch, however, went to Colonel E. M. Watson, who landed a 60-pound grouper and a large California white sea bass. 16,141 AMERICANS ARE LISTED AS UMISSING" Washington, July 18.-UP)-Justice department officials estimated today 16,141 Americans are listed officially as "missing." J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the G-men, suggested in a statement all citizens submit to finger-printing to make possible their own identification in times of emergency. Large Delegations to Represent Various Concerns at Mass Meeting at Miners Park Tonight - Buying Public Also Will Be Represented at Rally Which Will Attract Groups From Various District Towns. U. S. AIR DOSS MAY FORGIVE FLIER Enthusiasm in the crusade to stimulate buying and production is taking hold among sales groups, business men learned yesterday when they canvassed their staffs for the number of employes planning to attend a district mass meeting of the selling and buying public at 8 o'clock tonight at Miners park. Several larger firms have signified thah 50 to 60 employes from each will attend in bodies. Smaller business establishments indicate each will have good representations. Purpose Explained. "Purpose of the mass meeting is the psycho'loglcal effect of arousing enthusiasm," Frank Evans, general chairman, explained. "When you get people looking on the bright side and not on the dark side, then they will start buying. Buying creates sales and sales create jobs." "Sales mean Jobs-jobs mean buys-buys mean sales" is the theme of the national salesman's crusade and of the meeting tonight. B. R. Welsh of Kansas City, past chairman of the sales executive bureau of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will be the principal speaker. The Rev. Cliff Titus, chairman of the speakers' division of the Joplin chamber, will make the introduction. A loud-speaker system will carry the program to all parts of the grandstand. Parading delegations, bands and drum corps will add variety to the program. Posters have been prepared stressing the value of co-operation in the buying and selling movement Several delegations from surrounding towns, including a large j hearty DENIS MULLIGAN TORN BE TWEEN PRIDE AND DUTY ON HEARING OF OCEAN HOP. Washington, July 18. - UP) - A man named Mulligan was torn between pride and duty today on learning a man named Corrigan had flown the Atlantic to Dublin in an old "crate." The first reaction of Denis Mulligan, chief of the air commerce bureau, on hearing the news, was joy and he gave vent to it with a exclamation, "It's a great group from Webb City, have | day for the Irish!" planned to attend. The high school band and girls* drum corps of Webb City, the Joplin high school band and American Legion drum corps will participate in the program. Reservations Urged.^ Banners will designate seating reservations of various trade divisions, in so far as arrangements can be made. General Chairman Evans has requested all firmB desiring to seat employes and their families in a group to telephone the Chamber of Commerce office, No. 151, before noon today, stating the number of seats to bo reserved. Placards, limited to two by three feet in size, will be carried by each participating firm. Special reservations are to be made for representatives of the wholesale division, manufacturing and production, re-tall merchants- and grocers, automobile agencies, gasoline and oil distributors, transportation groups and other lines of Industry. HOURLY TEMPERATURES Rains over the week-end and cloudy skies have kept temperatures in check, giving district residents a longed-for respite from 90-C\zvee temperatures of a week ago. Week-end rains here totaled .48 of an inch. Skies yesterday were still partly cloudy and the mercury rose to a high of 80 degrees. The low was 70. Sunday the high was 84 and the low 72. A year ago yesterday the maximum was 79 and the minimum 68. Hourly temperatures: 1 a. m.......... .701 1 p. m...........78 2 a. m...........70| 2 p. m...........79 3 a, m...........70| 3 p. m...........80 4 a. m...........70| 4 p. ra...........80 0 a. m...........701 5 p. m...........80 6 a., in..,........691 6 p. m...........80 7 a. m....'.......70| 7 P. m...........78 8 a. m...........70! 8 p. to...........77 9 a. tn...........721 9 p. m...........76 10 a. m...........72110 p. m...........74 11 a. m...........74111 p. m...........74 Noon ......^.....7SIMldnlgnt .........73 Three Tornadic Formations Seen In Sunday Storm Scores of persons watched with awe, and with some degree of alarm, three distinct tornadic formations which dropped from a black storm clouds southwest of Joplin about 6 o'clock Sunday afternoon. One funnel-shaped cloud dipped alarmingly low, and two others-one on either side-dropped from the cloud but did not extend far. The principal tornadic disturbance all but touched the earth, observers said, but, as it neared the surface, would bend upward and back toward the "mother" cloud. One of the vantage points for the unusual phenomenon was the Twentieth street road near the Missouri-Kansas line. Scores of motorists stopped their cars to watch the disturbance. WOMAN KILLED, 4 INJURED IN MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT St. Joseph, Mo., July 18.-UP)- Mrs. Marvel Mathers, 42 years old, Casper, Wyo., was instantly killed and her husband and three children seriously injured late today when the motor car in which they were traveling from Casper to Marietta, O., crashed into a ditch on highway 36 about 20 miles east of here. The husband, Andrew Mathers, 58; Howard, 14, and Glenn, 8, suffered head injuries, and Roberta, 10, was injured about the legs. All j are in a local hospital. The body of Mrs. Mathers Is at a Stewarts-ville, Mo., mortuary. MRS. F. D. ROOSEVELT, JR., TO LYING-IN HOSPITAL Philadelphia, July 18- (ff)-Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, jr., the former Ethel du Pont, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Lying-in hospital today. She was brought to the hospital by her husband, the third son of President and Mrs. Roosevelt. They were married on June 30, last year. President and Mrs. Roosevelt now have seven grand children. FLOOD WATERS RECEDE SLIGHTLY AT LEXINGTON Lexington, Mo., July 18.-UP)- Missouri river' flood waters receded a bare quarter of an inch here late today. Permanent levees were holding, but some 3,500 acres of bottomland crops were covered. Water was spreading over low places near Waverly, Mo., downstream from here, but farmers said dykes there could stand a considerable rise. The river dropped two Inches at Missouri City, where a levee broke yesterday, inundating 500 acres. Upstream, at Leavenworth, Kan., and Weston, Mo., the river was falling rapidly. The flood area near Weston was extended when several minor breaks appeared in the levee, but there was no serious damage. But Mulligan was a bit flabbergasted when, as head of a government bureau, he remembered Corrigan had no permit to fly the Atlantic, no passport, no visa-that, in fact, the whole flight was a jaunty, nose-thumbing gesture toward federal authority. Impulse Is to Forgive. It was apparent Mulligan's Impulse was to forgive and forget, but ho couldn't quite bring himself to say so. He said something about "considering the case." The maximum penalty for flying the ocean without a permit is a $500 fine and loss of pilot's license, but it was indicated Corrigan's punishment, if any, would be nothing so severe as that. Officials of the air commerce bureau expressed fervent hope Corrigan, having accomplished his feat safely, would not try to fly back, and they warned other fliers of trying to emulate him. Whether or not he flies back, Corrigan will have to return his plane to this country quickly, or be liable to prosecution under the national munitions control act. This act requires a permit be obtained from the national munitions control board of the Htate department before any airplane, military or civil, can be exported. Exportation of an airplane may be made either by sending it by boat, or train, or by flying it. Corrigan holds both pilot's and mechanic's licenses and has also been given the air commerce bureau's instrument flying and flignt instructor ratings. He obtained his first license in 1928 and his transport license in 1929. Bureau records show as of June this year he had 1,200 hours in the air to his credit. In a radio address tonight, Mulligan said: "'Gone-again' Co:-rigan has finally realized his ambition to visit the land of his forefather." Congratulating him, Mulligan continued: "Because he has succeded so well, we must admire his courage-in the judgment of many, plain fool-hardiness-but we earnestly hope that there will not follow in his wake the usual host of aspirants who will want to ride to glory by the same route which has been the history of spectacular flights during the past 10 years. "We cannot encourage haphazard adventures in aviation for it is a serious business, and it has been established that accidents in any form of flying are damaging to our basic policy, which is to make the airplane a safe medium of travel and transportation." By the Associated Preit. Baldonnel Airport, Dublin, Ireland, July 18-Douglas G. Corrigan, 31-ycar-old Californlan, eased & battered $900 airplane onto Baldonnel airport today after flying 3,150 unauthorized miles alone across the Atlantic from New York. He climbed from tho cockpit of his 9-ycar-old plane Into a circle of open-mouthed Irishmen and announced calmly: "I'm Douglas Corrigan. Just got in from New York. "It took me 28 hours and IS minutes. "Where am I? I intended to fly to California." No one took seriously his story he had flown in the wrong direction, but he repeated it time and again. Without a Passport. He didn't have a passport, landing papers or maps. He didn't have a radio or any fancy instruments. But he had $15, an Incorrigible grin and his story of a flight ia the wrong direction. It was the most sensational "wrong way run" since the dash of another Californian, Roy Rlegels. University of California football player, 60 yards in the wrong direction in the January 1, 1929, Rose Bowl game with Georgia Tech. Corrigan landed at 2:30 p; m. j (7:30 a. m. central standard time). He had left Floyd Bennett Field at 3:17 a. m. central standard time Sunday, "for California." While technically detained here, it was not expected he would encounter much trouble for his unsanctioned flight over the Atlantic "(In Washington, Dennis P. Mulligan, chief of the air commerce-bureau, said he had postponed the question of punishment. Regulations provide for penalties ranging from a fine to revocation of a pilot's license for a foreign flight without permit.) Airport officials took a look at the American's single-engined plane and shuddered. Hundreds of persons flocked to the airport to see the flier and his craft. Says Compass Went Wrong. Corrigan glibly, explained how ha had made a bee line out over the Atlantic when his destination wn� California with the words: "My compass went wrong." He landed his monoplane near a new type, twin-engined plane of the Irish Sea Airways which was about to hop to London. Passengers clambered out to look. They whistled and one remarked; "It's a curious looking affair.'* But the American didn't think so. He patted the ship and said: "All it needs is a bit of grease. Then it will take me back to New York." (In an interview broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting System, Corrigan was* asked if he intended to return by plane and stated: "Oh, no. It'll probably be on a boat. I don't know.") Astonished officials asked so many questions they almost forgot to ask him for his landing papers. "Forget it," he grinned when they did get around to that. "Really, I thought I was going to California." Tonight he slept at the home of the American minister, John Cudahy. He had 320 gallons of gasoline when he left Floyd Bennett airport yesterday, of which about 30 remained when he landed. He carried half a gallon of water and some chocolate cookies. Joins Noted Solo Fliers. Corrigan by his flight joined a, long list of noted solo transatlantic fliers, including Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, the late Amelia Earhart and the late Wiley Post. The United States minister speeded to the airport as soon as he heard of the Californian's arrival. The flier told him thi* story: "The pivot of my compass stuck and didn't come loose until near the end of the flight. I came east instead of heading for California* "I didn't have any way of cheek* Ing my compass for 18 hours. "I flew between 5,000 and 6,000 feet in banks of clouds. Only in spots did I get a glimpse of the ocean. "I came into rain and dropped 1,500 feet. But still I didn't sea anything to Indicate my course. .(Continued on Page' 7).^ ?4763238 ;