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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - March 6, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                Stagehand Romps Home In Rich Handicap At Anita m ----------------------------------See Story on Sport Nevada, The One Sound State aunt at GOOD MORNING Nevada: Cloudy .Sunday and Monday with local snows; no change m tempera- ture. TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY Highest.........44 Lowest......... 28 VOL. LXVII NO 117. ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 23, 1870 RENO, NEVADA, SUNty IY, MARCH 6, 1938 10EUBBR OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS PRICE FIVE CENTS SCHOOL VOTE) SETS RECOR -------------------------------_ Jr fl I rv I or v rw v _ w w v nrnrrn u Flood Dead 400 Says Red Cross Fifty Million Dollar Damage Estimated; Looters Break Into Liquor Stores; Famed Observatory Isolated C L 'T D L j.L 11 sparks Wins Zone Basketball 1me LASVEGASAGAIN NEAR ISOLATION Bridge Goes Out In Flood LOS' ANGELES, Mar Red Cross estimated Saturday night that the number of dead in southern California's rainstorm and flood will reach at least 400 'To be exact and to be perfectly a Red Cross spokesman stud tho dead will hx at least 400 Those missing will be from 150 to 250" He said the previous estimate of 200 "is an extremely conservative prediction The said Jt would probably be months before all the bodies were recovered, if at all A survey of police and i sheriffs' offices in five counties showed a composite estimate of more than 300 dead or missing Saturday night Showers fell on rain weary southern California Saturday night as thousands of federal and state relief workers toiled under searchlights to find the broken bodies of missing persons believed to have perished in the rainstorm i and floods Tractors were used to clear away the debris More rain was fore'cabt for Sun- day Only light rams, however, were in prospect. Skies were covered with elouds, heavily leaden with rain. Strong LAS VEGAS, Nev Mareh 5 of commumca tion by storm iwollen streams continued in this area Saturday night as a bridge on the- Arrowhe-ad Trail to LOJ> An- geles went out A heavily-laden truck reported bound to Los Angeles, risked pas- across the Mojave River dt Baker, and went into the f loodwaUTs when the bridge gave j way No reported. 'Iiaffic would be held up for at least 48 hours officials, estimated The plight of 100 vegetable workers stranded by road eondi- tjonj> in Moapa Valley without work or funds added to the flood problems It was reported the Red Cross would be asked for relief fjnds to aid them The workers at this time of year aie usually employed at picking radishes and harvesting other spring crops Moapa Valley reported 75 per cent of the spring garden crops had been ruined Ijy flood waters Su.ca sand plants whieh usually ship more than 100 cars monthly were forced to suspend opera- tions when two railroad bridges on a spur line of the Union Pacifie were washed out TVA May Purchase Private Utilities WASHINGTON, March 5 (UP) The Tennessee Valley Authority stonn center of con- gressional investigation demands, Saturday night announced a pro- posal for purchase of private util- ity properties in seven southeast- ern states The program, devised by ma- jority members of the bitterly di- vided TVA board, is designed to end a four-year battle over TVA and its power policies'. MOUNT MOVES AGAIN LOS ANGELES, March Elyswn Park's moving moun- tain went on the rampage again Saturday The park, loeated withfrt sight of City Hall, began slip- ping into the Los Angeles river after southern California's re- cent flood and rain- storm Police ordered six fam- ilies to evacuate their homes. KEARNEY LOOPS FINAL GOAL TO DOWN HUSKIES Railroaders Stage Strong Finish To Take Title ELKO, Mar. high school basketball team won the right to enter the state tourney by defeating Montello 38 to 23. At Wells de- feated Austin, 29 to 16, and Winnemucca blasted Battle Mountain 43 to 2B. Bureau Prepares For Income Rush WASHINGTON, March 5 revenue bureau officials Saturday night prepared to meet a rush of March income tax collections which the treasury hopes will produce approximately p Returns apppeared to be slight- ly lower than in the correspond- ing period last year hut officials were unconcerned The pace was expected to accelerate in the coming week and to reach its peak on the due date, March 15. Approximately returns were anticipated. California to m Open Session Monday SACRAMENTO, CaL, Marcn 5. Frank F. Mar- riam refused Saturday night to reveal what subjects he will call for action as California's legisla- tors converged here for the open- ing of a special legislative session Monday. Only the subjects the governor ists for call may be considered at the session and to date the governor has made no announce- ment of what he will ask the leg- Maim to consider. winds swept them eastward and the precipitation in the" rich southern California agneultural and residential areas was not ex- pected to be heavy. A survey of police and sheriffs' offices in five counties showed a eomposite estimate of more than 300 dead or missing The Red Cross spokesman said: "You must realize that most of the dead arc Mexicans, and when one of their race disappears, they are not likely to re-port the dis- appearance National guardsmen patrolled the town of Anaheim Looters were reported to be breaking into liquor stores Astronomers in the famed Mount Wilson observatory were marooned, but had food enough for a month. Dr Milton Huma- son, talking from the observatory over a "patched" telephone line, told the Carnegie Institute's Pasa- dena office that 26 inches of rain fell during the storm Twelve inches fell in one 24- hour period, Dr Humason said A 40-mile wind loosened the roof on the old solar observatory, but workmen tied it down. The Red Cross started a cam- paign to raise to repair and rebuild 5000 homes. Of the 5000 homes which demanded attention, 2100 are in Orange County and 1100 in the City of Anaheim. SAN JOAQUIH RIVER ENDANGERS FRESNO AREA FRESNO, Cal, March San Joaquin river, rising at the rate of an inch an hour, broke through its banks over a wide area Saturday night, en- dangering at least 1500 persons and adding more homeless fami- lies to the list of 3500 migratory workers whose homes have been destroyed by floodwaters. While half of Fresno itself re- mained undcr water which burst through the banks of the Herndon canal, towns throughout Fresno and adjoining counties were threatened with disastrous inun- dator.. RAIL TRANSPORTATION TO L. A. REOPENED LOS ANGELES, March (UP) Tangled transportation systems into southern California began to unravel Saturday, bring- ing first passengers in from the north and east since last Wednes- day, when floods swept awajr and highways. By TY COB Jack Kearney climaxed a gal- lant rally in the closing moments with a last-second field goal which gave Sparks a thrilling 32-31 win over Reno, and the "A" ehampionship 01 western Nevada zone tourney Saturday With the Railroaders trailing by a single point Reno took the ball out of bounds As the timer raised his gun the lanky Sparks guard stole the ball, leaped up and sank the championship bas- ket. Climaxes Rally The final goal was the finishing point to a, rally, which, began when Sparks" trailed TR to 22 with three minutes left in the game. As the seconds ticked away, the Railroaders staged a fighting comeback. Jack Cremcr swished in a long basket from far out on the sideline. Yuill dropped in a free throw Big Bob Hawley ,ace center, was sent out on fouls, but Sparks kept up the rally Kearney came up under the basket with a field goal. Cre- mer dribbled m fast and hooked one over his shoulder and the score was tied, 29-29 Paul Seaborn scored for Reno with a short basket. Otis Vaughn, Reno guard, was fouled out. Hartman brought Sparks up with- in one point with a free shot, and just before the game ended, Kear- ney stole the ball and scored. Huskies on Defense Reno got off to a good start and had held it up until the closing moments The Huskies were passing nicely and played cool ball Their defense kept Sparks off most of the time, al- though occasionally Hartman and (See Railmen, Page 4, Column 5) Navy Fliers End Non-Stop Flight SEATTLE, Wash., March new bi-motored U. S. navy patrol-bombing flying boafs Saturday completed a non-stop flight from San Diego, Cal., to Sand Point naval air station, situated just outside Seattle. Commander John Perry led the flight The first section of three planes landed at p m. The other four ships "sat down" 15 minutes later. The squadron car- ried 54 officers and enlisted men. Mail On Missing TWA Plane Only 25 Pounds FRESNO, Cal., March L. Henderson, postal in- spector from San Francisco, and Charles Hood, Fresno postmaster, Saturday night remained in 'readiness to remove mail from a missing TWA airliner if it is found wrecked in the Sierra Ncvadas northeast of Fresno. The plane carried only 25 pounds of mail, part of which was registered. SPARKS CAPTMM GIVEN CUP Captain Bob Hawley, Sparks captain, is being given the cham- pionship cup by E Otis Vaughn, iupermtendent of Reno schools, after the deciding game Saturday night in which Sparks de- feated Reno 32-31. DR.A.C.STECKLE SHOOTS HIMSELF Former Nevada Coach Suicides, Motive Is Unknown BATTLEGROUND, March 5 A. C Steck- le, 64, football coach at Nevada and Oregon State many years ago, shot himself to death on out- skirts of town Saturday. No rea- son was given for the suicide. Stecklc was a football coach at Michigan ,and captained the 1869 team. He was coach at Nevada in 1901-02 and 03 He coached at Oregon State in 1004-05 The local physician leaves his widow and two children. TRAPPED SKIIER SAFE YOSEMITE, Cal., March by storms while on a skiing trip over Tioga Pass to Yosemite Valley, Bin Clum and Al Cook, of Los Angeles, re- by short wave radio Sat- urday that they were safe in the rangers' cabin at Toulumne. Their message was sent over a short wave set they found in cabin, _ Cuba Holds Quiet Election Saturday HAVANA, Cuba, March voted Saturday for 81 members of the chamber of representatives m the quietest elections in the island's history. Seven parties, with more than 450 candidates, vied for the seats representing one-half of the low- er house. Results will not be known for several days It was estimated that from 25 to 40 per cent of the voters went to the polls Nome Fire Damage Estimated NOME, Alaska, Mar Nome's population turned out Saturday to fight a fire that caused to dam- age to the property of the U. S. Smelting and Refining Company. The flames completely de- stroyed the company's machine shops and garage. Warehouses stores were badly damaged. The fire started at 1 45 p.m. Nome time in the garage It was brought undcr control at 3 30 p.m. Flashes ,Laie Bulletins From the x United Pftw Wife ARIZONA FLOOD FATAL PHOENIX, Aril., Match waters of the and Salt Rivers took their first victim indirectly Saturday when Floyd Capps, 13, was drowned as he tried to ford an irrigation ditch on horseback at Coldwaier near here. SIGNALSHEARD OFM1SSINGTWA LUXURYPLANE Aged Farmer, Wife Tell of Hearing Radio Pleas LODI, Cal., March A middle-aged Lodi farmer and his wife Saturday night gave authorities a possible new clue in the search for the TWA transport plane missing in the high Sierra since Tuesday night. Tom Paul, 45, told police that he and his wife heard a pilot broadcast or eight times" that he had landed safe- ly m a mountain valley and that his passengers and crew were safe although none had any idea of where they were. Paul said he had not read about the TWA transport until Satur- day morning and that he and his wife had then decided he should tell police what they had heard. The messages were picked up, he said, while his radio set was tuned to police calls on low short wave lengths. both Paul and his wife said they remembered the pilot's words 1-mMMieiliiThlH.Hnesagi CHIANG IN COMMAND SHANGHAI (Sunday) March 6. Japanese Domei News Agency said today in a dispatch fi om Changtch that Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek is assuming personal command m Honan and Shensi provinces, where most of the 8th route army (former Red army) is operating. REBELS BOMB BARCELONA BARCELONA, Spain, March 5. seven and 10 per- sons were kilted and twice that number wounded Saturday night when rebel air squadrons bombed Barcelona and environs three times in two hours. WOMAN LEAPS TO DEATH LONG BEACH, Cal., March Anna M. Clough, 32, asistant teller of the Security- First National Bank branch here, ended her'life Saturday by leap- ing from the 12th floor of the bank building Thomas Dick, building superintendent, tried un- successfully to stop the woman in her suicide attempt, police re- ported. INSPECTS FLOOD AREA SACRAMENTO ,Cal., March 5. General H. H. Morehead, commander of the California National Guard, was enroute to southern California Saturday to make a general sur- vey of the flood area after Gover- nor Frank F. Marriem announced he had received a call requesting troops from the mayor of the flood-stncken city of Anaheim. repeated so often during a 15- minute period and with such a note of urgency in his voice. They said the pilot broadcast: "We have made safe landing in mountain valley. Down In 11 inches of snow. Nobody hurt and all 11 passengers and crew well Can't give you any idea of where we are and think it will be hard for searching parties to uncover us." SMOKE SIGNALS ALSO REPORTED, INVESTIGATED FRESNO, Cal., March planes which have been circling over a wide area of the rugged Sierra east and north o: here in a desperate search for trace of a lost TWA transport were forced back to Fresno air- port Saturday night by threat of a new storm. A report that "smoke signals' had been sighted m the remote Blue Mountain area in Calaveras County was investigated by Ma] Aldon B Parker, TWA pilot anc Marine Corps reserve officer. After circling the district and Used Car War Opened; Even Parade Is Staged DETROIT, March 5 (UJ9 The automobile industry's mass attack on the used-car "jam" opened Saturday with parades and civic celebrations from coast to coast. Advertised as "National Used Car Exchange the drive will attempt to move thousands of used cars iroia -the show- rooms of dealers into the hands of bargain-bunting buy- ers, Automobile manufactur-. era and dealers believe the of new machines is being held up by the huge stocks of second- hand cars in dealers' store- rooms. Alvan Macjfuley, presi- dent of the Automobile Manu- facturers' Association, said the campaign is an outgrowth of recent conferences between auto industry leaders and Pres- ident Roofevett, The drive was called to the attention of the public in maty Cities by bonfiws of Junted cars, Iqr used-car by parades, and otter WIFE SHOOTS SELF FEEUNG SHE WAS IN HER HUSBANVS WAY BURLINGAME, Cal., Mar S. Fuller. 35, WPA worker, committed suicide here when he discovered that his wife, Kathermc, 27, an ex- pectant mother, had shot and killed herself, because she felt she was "in the way." Police said they found Ful- ler's body outstretched beside that of his wife, one arm cradling her head. In his free hand was the same revolver she had used to end her life. Both had shot themselves through the head. A note found on a cedar chest, Mrs. Fuller had brought into their tiny apartment here as a bride about a year ago, read in part: "Dearest Melville: I guess I've lost my mind, if I ever had one. I can't go on this way 1 feel I'm so much in the way. OLIVER, WILDER, PATTERSON AND NELSON ELECTED PACIFIC STORM HEADSTHISWAY Unsettled Weather For Nevada Predicted Is A new storm, reported 400 miles off the California coast, started eastward Saturday, with con- tinued unsettled weather and oc- casional rain or snow forecast for western Nevada and the high Sierra. Barometers throughout the dis- trict were dropping Saturday night, that at Turckee being four points in the storm area. At the Reno airport the barometer was holding fairly steady, but showed a tendency to drop. Skim Overcast Skies, generally, were overcast from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, with light snows being re- ported at Dohner Summit and in eastern Nevada at Beo'wawc and Elko. A cold front, extending from Salt Lake City to Tonopah, was moving eastward and dls- returmng to Oakland, Maj. Parker integrating. Skies are expected said he saw two signs of one caused by smoke from a farm house, the other by a burning log. Big Bill Thompson, Make, 'Peace' With The King ot England KEWANEE, 111., March Mayor William Hale (Big Bill) Thompson of Chicago, who once fired verbal broadcasts at the king of England, disclosed Saturday he has been "renewing my friendship with the king by building a hunting and fishing lodge in Ontario, Canada, and spending several months of the year there. Pastor Is Moved To Concentration Cai BERLIN, March 1 Rev, Martin Niemoeller, roilit anti-Nazi leader of the Protestant Confessional Church, was re- moved to a concentration camp because he refused to sign a pledge to refrairi from further preaching, it was reported reli- ably Saturday night, Hoover SmpriMtd h Cztckufawh Progrut PRAGUE. Mar. prised at the progress achieved by Czechoslovakia since he last visited country was expressed Saturday by Heffcttt He the economic addevementa of the mm to continue overcast Sunday. Highway conditions gradually were returning to normal. The Reno-Las Vegas route was open to "all traffic, -with flood waters in the Amargosa district receding rapidly. At one point, it was nec- essary to ford through a section covered by about 10 inches of water. Mono Lake-Bishop was open, but chains were advised. A detour is m effect near Leevin ing. Montgomery Pass was open to light traffic. Highways into Lake Tahoc also were fair, Clear Creek being open two-car width to Richardson's Camp, and plows were working around 'the north rim. The Tnickec-Tahoc City highway was open for the first time since the (See Sunday, Page 2. Column 5) Border Laws Banned During Flood Crisis SACBAMBNTO, Cal., March 5. Motor Vehicle Dl rector Ray Ingels Saturday an nounced that California's border stations are being thrown open to all trucks because of crippled rail facilities due to the recent storms and floods. Several thousand head or live stock bound for Los Angeles have been stranded in Arizona. Ingels said fee requirements would be waived for a 10-day period to per- mit movement of food supplies Angeles. The agreement provides that only livestock trucks will be permitted to move exempt of fees. Victory Was 5 To 1; Other Elections Are Reported In one of the most spirited and at the same time most decisive school trustee elections ever held in Reno, a record number of voters flocked to Reno polls Saturday. Final, complete, official results determined that after March 26 the Reno school board would bo composed of Chester A. Patcrson, Charles M Oliver, Gaylord Wil- der, P. L Nelson and Mrs. J D. Jameson Paterson, Wilder and' Oliver swamped an ticket of candidates in the non-partisan election by a five to one ratio. For Long Term In the race for long term trus- tee, Patcrson polled 3208 votes and Oliver 3159, to 545 cast for George Townshcnd and 516 bal- lots marked for Frank Bucigalupi. Townshend, present school board chairman, was the only incum- bent who failed to be reelected Wilder ran up a total of 3145 to be reelected short term trustee, with his opponent, James I San- tmi, receiving 837. P L Nelson was unopposed to fill the uncx- pircd term left last year by tho resignation of J. D. Cameron and voeeived Mrs. Jameson the holdover member of the board. The new officials will take office on March 26, Superintendent of Schools Otis Vaughn said The election was spirited throughout the day, with the num- ber of voters participating in tho unsually school election set- ling a new record, it was bo- Loved. In Sparks, Elizabeth 357 votes, defeated W G.v Narramore, who had 188, for the long term position on the board of trustees. Robbins Cahill re- ceived 299 votes to defeat Charles F. Clifford in the contest for an term. Mrs. Agnes R. Crosby received 446 votes in her Icnc, unopposed raco for short term trustee. Wadsworth voters turned out m force to determine the winner of p contest in that school district, with UIP outcome finding E G. Critlenton victorious over Mrs. Myrtle Shcehan by 47 votes to ST. Unopposed, Joe Garaventa re- ceived 45 votes for long term posit while George BatchcldW polled a similar number to agaial become short term trustee. k Brown District In the Brown scnool district, south of Reno, there were 47 votei cast in two races. Mrs' JSlm Lyon was named short term tnu? (See Reno, Page 2, Column Yale Head Offered 'Trust Busting' Job! WASHINGTON, Truman W. March 5 Arnold, 47- year-old Yfle law professor and satiric critic of capitalism, Satur- day was offered the position of assmtant attorney general in charge of the justice- department's anti-trust division the New key 'trust busting" posi- tion. Arnold said at New Haven that he probably would accept the post, which would be certain to lead to a fight in the senate his confirmation. 1 L? Marines On Guard At Torpedo Station NEWPORT R. I. March cordon of armed mar- ines was thrown around the naval torpedo station here, it was dis- closed Saturday after telephone company trouble shooters report- ed a cable to the mainland bad been cut with a hacksaw. The break In the underwater cable occurred February t, ac- cording to John J. Iloner, wtfll' chief of the telephone _ but discovery that it out Uberately was not made some time afterward. f "fw, "V,   

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