Ada Weekly News, August 18, 1932

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August 18, 1932

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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1932, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIIADA. OKLAHOMA# THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1932 NUMBER 21 T VICTIMS KNOWN IO RESULTS FATALLY ANOTHER EAGLET BORN TO THEM TOTAL THIRTY-SIX Relief Work Will Be Hastened Among Numerous Survivors Who Lost All TMI DESTITUTE Tenant Farmers Principal Sufferers; Property Damage Millions HOI''TON'. Te*~ Aug. I* ’.V> Th** death toll in the hurricane which aw* pt th** T* KH* coast Sat* tit da? ii I.‘it reached 36 with four today. to the lint rh**, $5. *»f Eve .mole of 11.1 iii on Mot,ad, and two unidentified Mexican children at Freeport. Tile * tact number of Injured still mas undetermined, bat rein** H from relief workers Indicated it mould he well over 200. excluding many who suffered slight hurts and did not ripost for used ira I attention. IJetlef murk centered ton, Freeport and W* Bill Brazell Killed Instantly in J Heir Born at Early Hour To-Crash Here Saturday    day    in    Home    of    Mrs. Evening.    Dwight    Morrow* < I f »m    Hail}    I Hill Brazen, married and the father of six children, watt killed instantly shortly before 7 o’clock Saturday evening when an auto' mobile In which he was riding, collided with another at the in-j terw-ction of Thirteenth and i Townsend    Lindbergh jr., mas stolen from His* neck was broken, his skull »h*B r,ih to meet hi* (1*'alh wht,e and Jaw fractured and his face Is* • * and head were badly cut byI second ENGLEWOOD. N. J.. Aug. IB. (.?- Another -on was born to t u Charlet A. Lindberghs today, bringing happiness back to a hora* long darkened by deepest tragedy. Five months and IB days after months old Charles Augustus more deal The laf< were Mrs Angleton. t reported addition? J. L. Fan Mrs (J, Ii broken glass. John Vanee. who wa- driving the car in which Brasen was riding, escaped unhurt except fot a brule**! hip. Bmzeii had been working on a farm two miles south of Faloft Valley, according to PT**d Vance, owner of the farm, and was being brought In for the week-end by John Van *e. They we**- within the world sought him, ihei baby mas born at 6: 50 J a. rn. ( EST I. Only the fact that the second son had been bom was im mediately available btu it was -ten-* • rally understood that the baby and its mother were both in f -nod health. The child wa! horn in tile Dwight VV. Morrow home where tie first baby was born. Mrs. .Morrow, Mrs. Lindberghs niolh- a bleck or their destination, com-let*. was present, having recentlyi lug wast on Thirteenth, when the r turned from Europe, accident occurred.    Although no statement was 'haltered glass and pools of ■forthcoming on this point thej blood at th** mc**oe of th** acct-1 probability was considered that the dent bore mute testimony to at Angle- force of the colli* ion. I Colum- Tile oilier car mas driven by Ii. Ma. th** barde* in tii*- pat!) of I hit of th th*- st our). towns A. Jennings, meat ¥ salesman. Ilelief Worker** tins) HOt’fNTON, Tex.. Anc. 16    * V* A hurricane which took at least \ 32 live* in southern con* tai Texas today had left more than I,Ooh persons, relief workers estimated,, destitute and bankrupt of all save • hope, Most of them were tenant farmers, with crops swept a rn a % down Home la st Delegations I* rom Coal Pontotoc Counties Join for Occasion. are mti**n the storm swept Saturday night, and fain) laborers, %ad so, while emergency st a I ions continued treating **Kiiinat«*d by persons at ut rum ‘SiibIs)*-! I*.iil>) annual !*ontotr*c county :    I    club    and    Farm    Women*!    club    en- 1campoo ut at Hyrd'f Mill spring .    *    ..un    “ h ' cloned    early    Saturday afternoon tions various))    from    IMW    up and1    3 iii mort cases needing only first aid, leaders in the relief move- ill bul tuetit faced <i situation appalling to them, Vt VV* st Columbia, th** Rev. ll IL Spt aker, named to head relief in tTsal section, said SOU pet sons, in addition to th*- injured, must be cared for somehow*. "I mean SOO persons In additum to tbos** allo, although haul hit, will b* able to finance themselves in rebuilding and repairing their homes and carrying on until tli**y are able to harvest a crop next yea**, or who have job * rn bleb m ill feed them/’ he said. ll#**** lad Ex ary thing Tliey ioue lost all their possessions. TIM*) ar** without hollies, MHU* lent clothing or means of euro tug a living, About half an* negroes and Mexicans/* Floyd Enh*.v# county attorn**'* ol Bt arni la county, h< a lim; I • I el ie t organization at \n Tieton, had a similar story. Three hundred homeless, hi* mid, were lug provided with food there, practical), all of those Six I ii u outride of the town would have no prospect foi earning a living until they had planted and raised Yo w crop*. A citizens committee at Freeport w as supply ing food to 4 OU persons, and perhaps as tutu/ mere being fared Ut bx friends, ta* miters of the committee said, ■ I Tactually the entire Mexican and negro -eelions were wiped out,” C. ll Crockett, chairman of the committee said. 'We lia'*» taken steps to provide temporary »h«*lter and lo teed these people, but must have land Hie bundr ds who attended •scatter***! to their homes over i two counties. Seven clubs in Coal county • s»nt delegations to the camp to join wit ii the 15 Pontotoc coun-t\ clubs represented. the new baby's nurse would be Betty (JOW. the Scottish girl who was th** first baby's nurse and who first discovered the kid nailing. Miss Cow was questioned at I h nuth aft* r the kidnaping as I were all th** Lindbergh servants .mil her sailor suitor, Henry Johnson, was detained for a long tittie and finally deported, The Lindberghs always expressed com plot* faith In be . sin* is at and j present    on    a visit to    her    home In scotland. Residents of Englewood received word of th** birth of the Lind hei gh baby today quietly. • No crowd gathered at the gate 4-H    of the    Morrow estate    as    it did two years    ago when    the    first baby was born. ‘‘The Englewood people have learned that the Lindberghs don t want publicity.** one resident explained this change in attitude. “Th* v    are    Hying to    be    good T T Twenty Inmates of Reformatory Overpower Guard, Make Get Away SMUGGLED GUN USED Pursuing Officers Recapture Several of Band of Fugitives GRANITE. Aug. 15. Twenty prisoners used gled pistol to execute ani bloodless break from reformatory last night. Four were recaptured at ions points in Oklahoma Texas, and guards searched hills for the others. Mrs. George a. Waters, - f. Tv> — a smugli rapid state’s Amputation of Hand. Foot Result of Accidental Shotgun Discharge drum XI im liny *» Injuries received from accidential discharge of a shotgun this morning resulted in amputation of the left foot and left hand or J W. S. Elkin-, Contrahent!, when (lie was rushed to the Ada Hospital for treatment. According to a brother-in-law, Elkins was starting on a squirrel hunt and stopped to ti** a shoestring when leaving t Inhouse, leaning his gun against this shoulder, Tile gun slipped to a lower step both hammers apparently being struck on the edge of a step, discharging both barrels or th** shotgun. One charge struck I the hand, the other the foot Elkins. , The foot was amputated a warden, who was In Oklahoma !shor,    n0<>    ahove City at the time of the escape. the ...... . .kov,. blamed “mistakes by guards.” Elkin who she sail! would be relieved var-a od the t he I At Least Two Dead; Property Loss Will Run Into Big Figures ENID ANO HEE HIT Many Families Forced to Make Hasty Flights to High Ground ! ankle, wrist. war veteran, five children, accident occurred about 7:55 morning. Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, who are receiving congratulations after birtIi of their second son this morning. TIK* baby was born five months and IB days after Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the first son, was kidnaped from the Lindbergh home in Hopewell, N. J. IMS SiriW ESTIMATED^ Officers Arrest Shorty Stokes, Shooting Occurs Near f yrola ore I han $9,000 Less Asked T his Year For General Government neighbors wish/' As the by respecting that was I he day wore on tit ere Til* r«* were *.21 who register!d (complete silence concerning for the camp. J. IL Hill, county luaby and his mother from a eat, reports, and 557 stayed!Morrow home and from the in camp Friday night. All who fir<, of Dr Edward Hawkes, came did not register.    j Contests, games, swimming and | eating occluded the time of the campers Frida* afternoon and J Saturday morning. Conduct in1 camp was excellent. Hill reported The feature program of the camp came Friday night with presentation of the campfire program. with Ford Mercer, state club worker, In charge. While Hie campers and several hundred visitors watched from in** hillside to the south of ti | sistants to the doctor were quo- {vary, the officers state. Mg spring, the program moved ,t saving mother and child I through a series of songs, games|w< n doing well of-the specialist who has attended Mrs. Lindbergh for bot Ii her children. At the Morrow s home Charles .Springer, secretary to the lute Senator Morrow, said he could iii a ice no comment and did not know where Col Lindbergh was. Vt the doctor’s office a accretal declined to call him to the telephone, said be had spoken to no one about the case, and (denied published reports attribu- j red ted to the office in which es-.and (Prom MimhIsi.%I>a»l»l Ted Bevels lies in the Ada hospital today with what attending physicians regard as a fair chance of recovery end “Shorty” Stokes is in custody as the outgrowth of the shooting of Bevels at his home on South Canadian the I river Sunday morning about 8 o’clock. The shooting occurred north of old Tyrola. Stokes is said by county officers to have crossed tin* river after the shooting. H* was located after officers s**«icited for some time in th** vicinity. Bevels is said to have b* en brought In to Ada bv relatives. thf a World ;is married and has at once. She did not name them. Leon Lemon, convicted robber tjjjs and Jack Barnard, serving for a bank robbery at Bethany, were believed to have been tile leaders. They had not been caught, nor was Joe Pounds, serving a life term for killing Sheriff C. H. Phillips of Beckham county. The four fugitives who had been captured are Woodrow Bussell. serving IO years for robbery with firearms; Arthur Rickey, serving lo years from Pottawatomie county for robbery I with firearms; Clifford Wimmer,; serving 2u years from Harper! county for robbery with fire-j arms, and Uussie Elliott, serving 20 years from Muskogee county, for robbery with firearms.    l°F more to come the drought One of the posse cars reported ’which has hung on persistently shortly two sur-t he Evidence of the trend toward reduction in expenditures for governmental services is found In tile total given by county officials as their estimated needs for the fiscal year from July I, 1932, to July I. 1933* The amount sought for general government is $9,246.21 less than that of a year ago. Th*' estimated needs for 1931-32, the year which ended a month and a half ago, for general government totaled ,$106,353.21. For 1932-23 they total $97,1 07. Tnisjled to the posse before noon that other fugitives had been rounded in the hills near prison. Smuggled Pistol I'se*I The prisoners, the said, called Tom Owens, night sergeant to the west cell block on the second floor and shoved the smuggled pistol into his sui*. After he had been relieved of his keys, another guard came down from Hie fourth floor. His keys also were taken. The front door guard was called and when lie entered without his pistol. w«s cornered. Once More Than Inch of Rain f alls In Ada Last Night and I his Morning (Prmu XX riln«*s(li(> ’n Dully) With more than an I noli of rain already fallen in Ada and over Pontotoc county and with a threat the first week in July here sine* is broken, By X o’clock this morning the government gauge here had registered .8 of an inch, and soaking '■ I (showers which came after that * (hour sent the record still higher. J Although Ada was not visited j with rain of cloudburst proportions such as sent streams out of their hanks in northwestern Oklahoma to create discomfort and cause damage running into hundreds of thousands of dollars, the showers which visited the city brought real refreshment and assistance to crops. Tuesday’s highest temperature ENID. Aug. 17. LF* — Two women were drowned and a half dozen persons were reported missing today In flood waters af Enid and Cherokee. Maggie McFarland, 4 7, of Marshall was swept to her death a of , quarter of a mile east of Enid, j following a 10.76 inch rain. Two men who tried In vain to rescue her Andrew Brady and Luther Miller clung to treetops for hours before they were saved. An elderly couple jiving I® a low section of Enid was unaccounted for. At Cherokee, where all hut three square blocks were inundat'd overnight by 3J feet of water. Mrs. Sam Ceilan, an elderly woman, was drowned In a swift current as she and her husband fled from their home In thelr nightclothes. Her body was found. Four others were believed missing at Cherokee, where 12 Inch*** of rain sent Cottonwood creek out of Its banks, plunged the city Into darkness, washed out bridges and highways and caused perhaps $300,000 livestock dam* ane. Two hotels and every store In town were flooded and hundreds were made temporarily homeless. The bridge over the Salt Fork river on Highway 81 two miles north of Pond creek went out at 8 o'clock this morning. The rlv»*r is out of its hanks some two miles wide. s. D. McSwain, farmer living on the hank of th** stream three miles east of town, had 7rt head of cattle drowned, At Fairview, 4 0 miles southwest of Enid. hut .12 of an Inch of rain f* ll last night, following a two-inch rain yesterday. outside, one of th** convicts, cal- was 89 degrees. During that fresh breeze cam** the night through, had ] A Charge from Ck* shotgun entered his right side under the i arm. Accounts of Just what oceur-to lead up to the the events of the I marks a further reduction from the total estimates for 1930-31, which reached $127,64 7. Th. isistants to However, they found t gun about 25 feet front ll and stunts. Relaying of a torch Pom the immense campfire to bi*-] th** top of the hill pictured th** hut story of the origin of fire. (’lute. Take Part Eacli of til** clubs represented In camp was called on for one number in the program, which was impressive in the rugged beauty of th** hills, woods ami strain. A number of men from Coalgate came for the Friday night j program. bringing a 16-piece ‘ bawd which contributed to the entertainment.    A courthouse fixture has been Attending from Oklahoma A.Mu service for many years today and lf. college, Stillwater, were] got a much needed working over E. E. Scholl, assistant stat** di-| which included a “face lifting," rector; W A. Green, district land strengthening of    creaky agent; Miss Malone)*, district    joints    that    it can    cont in ut Courthouse Board Has Served Many Years, Shows Signs Of Age Bevels fell, ami found hat and a .25 automatic er. Tl)e automatic hat! fired, the officers said this ing. but they could not say Stokes is said to be a 'older man than have lived in th** sam* j hood f«»r three years. stink! ted sn in for general j government of $106,353.21 a I year ago was reduced by the excise board to $80,962.75 but additions by supplemental priation brought the net I print ions to $x 4,21 7.15. t* shot-; where Bevels’ togeth-! shootin g moi lung he ; a another 'heralding the approach of the first of the drought ca me for breaking rains some time during Die estimates for the >**ar 1932*33 will soon be placed in tit* hands of the county excise hoard for action before being to th** state hoard. year tin- appropriation for n {submitted morn*j Last wiien* t the county highway fund was ni ir$41.076.9v supplemental appro-Bexels and 1 ° j print iou.- broil:-ht this to $49,878 neighbor- > -p, tower guard was to be relieved by guard. When the guard down, lie was overpowered,    which    fell Tl»e prisoners commandeered nLht. a prison automobile and    two]    Crop    Outlook Better other cars and sped away.    j    Although no estimate has    been A    virtually    complete list of    set    on    the    monetary    value    of    the appro-' those    still at    large;    train    to Pontotoc    county,    the    time- Floyd Farmer, nerving fiv**!1>’ arrival of the downpour is e\-vears from Haskell county for Parted to brighten an already en-car theft- jack Allen, five years,jcouraglng crop prospect still more. Kay County, car theft; Leon Practically all of a good crop Lemon, two years. Carter county I transferred from state’s prison; J. B. French, 5 years, Muskogee county, larceny of automobile;    Donald    Beene,    car theft; Fred    Holland,    seven    years, Mus kogee county, robbery (trans estlmates for this year ask jarred from state’s prison); Al-$36,689.1$. Th** appropriation ofMen Heavies, two years, robbery, $1,4 PO for the crippled children I (transferred from state’s prison) fund a yea? ago is unchanged in this year’s request. The appropriation of $2,678.45 for |h«* Ire** fair fund last year was taken as the basis for re- a similar sum foi aid in (iutsid* t hem.** Meanwhile th** problem of pro-v id lug immediate aud temporary relief wa* being met bx the Red Cross and various Houston relief organizations, which niching food and of ties. The extent of the property never can accurately, aa vc that millions of dollars, major crops alone-rice had boon estimated authoritative), at $2,606,009. TWO SLATERS TO OIE IN CNAin FRIT rehabilitating home demonstration agent; Ford J to serve as before Mercer, state club worker. Lee Craig, county agent* ami Miss Sutherland, home demonstration ascent of Coal county* wore present, and J. IL Hill an i were fir-' Mrs. Jessie Morgan, who ho cl ter necessi-! similar offices in Pontotoc I county. damage to be known it ran into Damage to cotton ani WOLFE RIPS CARNER FOR UTTERANCES OKLAHOM A CITY. Aug 16.1 '.V' -Two convict* d WRI* is. I J* I Alder and Charles Fitmore |>ax )>. the Utter a negro, must die in j th* eld trie chair at state’s petil-t < ut tar v shortly after Thursday midnight. Governor Murray announced todfty he wo lid not issue clettt-• ncy to either man. Aider was convicted of the kii-lind of Tom McDonald, his brother-in-law. and Mr*. McDonald. Testimony tended to show* Alder killed the couple and atlatl) pted to slay his own wife because he was not given enough pl* at a family dinner. Da* is shot Guy Jarvis. Blaine county deputy sheriff, to death Winn Jarvis attempted to arrest tit* negro near Watonga for a gasoline theft. The governor said he had issued (Misses lo the Blaine county sheriff and SU dtisofts. who desired to witness the executions. Both crimes occurred in Blaine county. DALLAS. Tex!s. Aug. 16. Ll* W. H. Wolfe of Dallas, who led the prohibition forces in Texas in Texas alien the saloons closed. predicted today tim! speech* s made last night in New York    by    John    Nance    Garner, democratic \ice presidential nominee,    will    drive    Texas    into the republican column again this fall. “I do not believe the people of Tt va- are ‘religious bigots’ because they favor prohibition.” said Wolfe. Nor because they oppose Tammany Hall sitting lr. the    president's    chair.    Texans have not authorized John Garner to apologize to the wet democrats of the east about Texas voiln.. dry.” In    the    recent    democratic pri mary Wolfe polled mort* than 32.000 votes in the race for the gubernatorial nomination. He ran on a prohibition platform. Th** bulletin board on which thousands of legal notices have b* **n posted over the years has rec* fitly been showing Hie effects of age and hard work. ! Today the courthouse janitors, j Bud Blackburn and B. Oliver, gave the board a treatment which (enabled it to stand firmly on its ■feet again, and took away th** I accumulated notices which cov-*ered its face so that newer out-will have sjmic** for posting. The board is no stranger to courthouse visitors and employes for it was brought over to ihe n* w courthouse after serving for were' Ynrs in dingier quarter.' of 'the old court surroundings. MASONIC CORIA IT 0. 0. OPEN TO ALI Philadelphia—An escaped boa constrictor thought he was having a hot time, but it was all an illusion. The snake, whose reported departure from a pet shop sent shivers through the town of Upper Darby, wa* found In the shop, cuddling under a radiator —which was heatless. NORMAN, Aug. I **—e.P—The Masonic dormitory at the I niver-! sitv of Oklahoma has been throw n open to any male student of the university for the next school year and room rent has been reduced from $120 a year to $80 a vear, trustees have announced. The dormitory, erected in 1921 by the hottish rite bodies of the McAlester at a cost of $2 76,000. formerly was open to sons of Masons and members of the order of DeMolay. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller have been appointed managers of the building for the ensuing year, the trustees announced. Miller for 16 years was principal of a high school in Tulsa. The dormitory, which is located across the street from the main entrance to the university campus, is run on a non-profit basis. , WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.-616 .'The federal prohibition bureau today reported an increase in j the number of arrests and of defendants held by Guiled Stat* > commissioners during July u> compared with    June.    There    were declines in    (lie    number of    case.' placed on the docket, verdicts of guilty, pleas of guilty, acquittals land cas*s nolle prossed. Federal arrests for July* totaled 7.067 as compared with] 6.576 for June and 6,623 tor July. 1931. The bur* an also reported arrests by state officers totaling 1.624 for July; 1.459 for Jim**, I and 1.740    for    July    1931. Federal cases docketed were! 2.791 last month, 5,060 in June and 2.407 in July. 1931. Guilty verdicts totaled 122 for last month, 265 for June and 84 for j July of last year. Guilty pleas] totaled 1.905;    :.6 83 and 1,7 67 for the respective periods. Acquittals and cases nolle prossed fell from 2.48* for June to 220 for July. The figure for July 1951 was 5 2 5. a ------- _ quest for 19 32-5 5. Estimate for the school fund has been $9,180.18 from the ti OI) for lust year of A report on the county sinking fund wa not available today as th. audit **n this division of county finance was not yet completed. separate raised to appropria-$8,180.18. from state’s Buford Banks, five years, ron-bery; Elijah Carman, five years, robbery, Logan county; Joe Practically all of a good has been made already and only some late coit) will benefit much from the added moisture. Cotton, which has been coming along rapidly under the influence of favorable weather, had reached the point where a rain was necessary if it was to continue to offer bright prospects for th** fall crop* Sweet potatoes, facing ruin for lack of moi Btu re and day after day of intense heat, have been given a new lease on life and are ROBBING TEACHERS PAMPA, Texas. Aug. A bomb was discovered ____ j    night    last    night    on    the Ida Mae Warson and Loi»;th« Rex theater here. It Stanfield have identified as their'to explode at 3 a. m., own a varied assortment of ar-    watch    mechanism Pounds, Sayre.life sentence, tour- expected to coni© through w ith der; Carl Day, Beaver county, good production. 20 years, obbery with firearms; Fall gardens, for which a nurn-Jack Barnard, Oklahoma county, ber of people here have bee© pre bank robbery, in years; E VV. paring, are now more than a hope Henderson, Johnston county, 39 f°r the rain will give them a newr v**ars, robbery with firearms; .start. Clarence Hays, Muskogee county. Some people could he seen to-10 years, robbery with firearms; day at work on their gardens bennis Beard, Carter county, auto- ^ th‘* bowers stopped, taking mobile larceny, five years.    advantage **f the changed circum- ^    .    stances to make the most of lh** rains. I Lowered temperatures brought a measure of relief    from the monotonous heat of preceding weeks, and today Ada rested more comfortably in an atmosphere that •strongly suggested fall. THEATER ROOF 16.—T.4P) at mid-roof of was s**t but the control- ticles found in the house occupied b> Jk Slade across the line in Murray county. These article' were taken Dom th** DftPe rg teacherage during the week* nd of July 15-18, when the young ladies wore away from the teacherage. si ad* Sheriff L. E. Franklin ling it had stopped. Although operators of the theater claimed there had been no labor trouble here, they expressed the opinion that the bomb was placed by the same person who was responsible ior a destructive explosion at I mantis Rex theater in Borger Saturday.jyemrs here i DEPARTMENT HEADS ORDERED TO REDUCE OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug 16    - (ZP Stat** departmental officials j were warned today by C. C. Hatchett* member of Governor Murray’s economy board, they must >lash appropriations defer the next two fiscal air! t ) v .4 in ifli) at Snltk'iiirl    ReX    !^ °wn~j “It is up to the departments >aid today, iii in jail at >Qlp»ittrje(j    Griffith Amusement now for all* d burglary of the FAItMF.lt Kl Ll ED BV    t* acher.* ue at Pe im r, in Murray FALL FROM VI Bl county ani will b** brought to (Ada for arraignment on charges of the Dolberg robbery after he ENID. Atli:. 15—‘.F>—Otto Dixon, 42. fanner residing southwest of Enid, was instantly kill* d Sunday when he fell from a moving automobile south of Fairview, Major county. Dixon, with neighbors, was enroute to a baseball game at Isabelle. The car in which he was riding was pulling a trailer with eight boys in it. including two of Dixon’s three sons. When the * book-trailer came loose, Dixon stepped to the running board and either fell or jumped off. landing on th*    ...    . back of his head and breaking hi*    Atlanta--Atlanta a    navy may be a dry land    one, with no nav The bovs    in    the    trailer w    ere    not j    waters    in r.pacJ1, ^'Jt 3 a injured ’    J    fine    one    at    that.    The    local    naval J_9_ }    reserve    unit has won its second Greatest    results    for    the    amount:    award    as the    best organization Invested—News. Classified Ada jot its kind In tho country. is arraigned at Sulphur. Whoever looted the Dolberg teacherage did not overlook much, for the owners picked out of the articles found in Slades bouse pans, bowls, -lasses, plates knives, forks, spoons, coats, dresses. pillow tops, towels, a quilt, apron, suitcase* child-’ treasure and other articles. company, which also owns th*-| Rex at Borger and a theater at j Lubbock which was bombed recently. ARM I,.YOO DEPUTIES TO PROTECT TOWN TAYLORVILLE, IIL, Aug. 15. —</P)—Christian county resembled an armed camp today as 1,500 men, deputized by Sheriff Charles Wienkeke, barricaded every road leading into the county to prevent a threatened “march on Taylorville” by striking Illinois coal miners. A faction of the Fnion coal diggers, dissatisfied with the $3 daily scale recently declared in effect by state mine official*, has threatened to invade Christian county to stop 2.000 miners who returned to work at the new scale. themselves to make the reductions,” Hatchett told officials who met with the commission. "Do not leave it up to us to make the cuts.” The board Is seeking to slash $5*000,000 annually from the budget. All state institutions have been directed to cut 30 per cent. PACKING PLANT AT BRISTOW TO REOPEN BRISTOW. Aug. 17—UP*—A ray of hope for Creek county farmers was seen with announcement that the Wickham Packing plant here, closed last spring, will be reopened this fall, giving stock owners a home market for their wares. No date for the reopening has been set, W. F. Wickham, owner said. Hundred* Prix en From Horn***) ENID, Aug. 17.    North western Oklahoma surveyed today the havoc of sudden floods aud sought to car*) for hundreds of persons who were routed from their lowland horn* s. No loss of life was reported. Rushing waters from Cottonwood creek drove approximately 70u persons from their homes ut Cherokee after a cloudburst had loosed nearly nine inches of rain upon that vicinity. Water stood three feet deep in most dwellings and stores, Th** Alfalfa county courthouse and two churches were being used to bouse refugees. Forty Enid families were forced from their homes in I lo* early hours of the mornlug when scattered floods resulted from a deluge of rain. Storm sewers beearn** choked and streets turned Into rivers. Enid police and firemen rescued many families in rowboats. Residents of a low area In the north pan of Alva abandoned their homes before a rush of water from Turkey creek. Farm families southeast of Alva evacuated their homes when flood waters from Eagle Chief cr*-ek began lapping at their doors. The flood damage* as nearly as could be ascertained* will reach at least $250,000. Many bridges were washed away, much livestock was lost and late crops were destroyed. IT. B. Highway No. 64. block* d near Alva by two bridge washouts, was one of numerous highways closed to traffic. The salt Plains area north of Cherokee was a vast lake and tit** swollen Halt Fork of the Arkansas river continued to rise. threat * nlng additional damage to agricultural properties. A railroad bridge at Gage was swept away and Santa Fe trains w**re being rerouted soutii from Woodward over the Missouri Kan-hab-Texas and Rock Island Lines to Pampa, Tex. ( herokee ruder Water Rescue crews began searching the flooded lowlands around Cherokee for other signs of fatalities. J. s. Henderson* city commissioner, said he might find it n*-cessar / to ask Governor Murray for temporary ald. Rain had ceased falling, but the skies were heavy this morning. The Henderson hotel lobby at Cherokee was flooded as water rushed In the door last night. The Cherokee hotel, on lower land, had guests marooned on upper floors as four feet of water crept into the first floor. A foot of water was left in the lobby as the flood raceded. The City hospital and a small residence nearby were th© only buildings in town to escape the overflow. Schoolhouses, churches and the courthouse were fitted up hurriedly as refugee centers. John Doolin, Alva banker, said probably the greatest loss in that are^ would be to livestock caught in the deluge. Old settlers said the rains were the heaviest on record within their memory in this section, Highways and bridges were (Continut*! on Page ti* No. X) ;

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