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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 24, 1927, Galveston, Texas                                86TH 44. QALVESTON. TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1927. ESTABLISHED 1842. NEW YORK GIRL IS WINNER GRAVE FEARS FELT FOR SAFETY OF DE PINEDO Italy's Intrepid Flyer Had Not Reached Azores At Late Hour Last Night By Associated Press.. HORTA, Azores, May De Pi- nedo, the Italian flyer, had not arrived at the Azores at a late hour tonight. He was considerably overdue. There was great anxiety in. Horta over his fate. A Portuguese gunboat and various motorboats searched all evening along the coast, but without find- ing any trace of the plane. Rainy weather prevailed but the sea was smooth. A German cruiser was con- stantly using her searchlight. The last report from De Pinedo's plane was sev- eral hours before he was due, and he appeared to be flying in good shape. SCHOONER TOWING By AiBoctMted PreM. LONDON, May steamship 6il Field reports baring sighted m schooner towing an uirplane tonight southwest ot the Azores. a possibility that this may be Commander De Pinedo's plane, missing since ho took off early today from Trcpaasey, X- I'1. Details of the airplane could not be obtained. The time of sight- ing was p. m. (Greenwich mean May 23. The posiliuu was'latitiide longitude (The position indicated, considerably southwest of the Azores, menus that If this is De Pinedo's plane the Italian flyer was far out of his course.) Hants in'-an aerial world taur.-.ap- parcptly was .four hourp.overdue at daylight time) tonlKhtVlri- scheduled arrival.In Text of A government radio received from V steamship latitude GreehwloV mean time p. a .-.three T masted t'owfng stecrinc east. Hailed schooner, but owing to darkness couldn't get any details from her. She continued on course, did not answer-Morse, lamp signals. Plane believed to have twin engines, single wing, appeared to have, tri- color on rudder." WEATHER UNFAVORABLE FOR FLYING AT HORTA By Allocated Preii. New Tork, May Francesco Do Fhiedo, en route to Homo after traversing 'our conti- SIX OF LEADINQ BEAUTIES THE WINNERS Grand prize, "Miss New .Dorothy Britton. First prize, "Miss Second prize, "Miss Luxemburg ".Rosa Blanq....... Third prize, "Miss .Marie Fourth Pine .Dorothy Fisk..... Fifth prize, "Miss Sixth Storey Seventh Cusey Eighth prize, Miss Moselle Ransom... Ninth prize, Gallo....... DOROTHY BRTTTOH (Mlu ICew York) ADA WILLIAMS Florida) the A tores I el an da. t aUXr.spaBseyNr'FVrmt- m. (Eastern daylight: the Santa .Maria II was charted to land 'at Gas Delo Braripa. near.Hprta, by 4'P- m. Supplies had. bepii made ready there against the "possibility that he would decide to continue to Portugal.. The only 'subsequent report .at p. m. was through the Radio Corporation of America placing a plane belleVed to be that of Pinedo, 360 miles northwest of his. immedi- ate goal. After a heavy, gali which swept the islands through the night, the weather In the vicinity of Horta was" reported as continuing tor flying, with heavy low'hanging clouds and u low barometer over nearby steamer lanes. Qreat Army Blimp Wrecked At San Antonio When She Takes Off for Home Base By AiiocUted Preai. San Antonio. Tex., May army airship TC-10-243 tore herflc'lf In iwo today nnd crashed into the ground, a mass of .wreckage, as she war attempting to take the air'for a flight to her home hangar. Scott Field, at- Belleville, 111., after suc- cessfully participating in last week's army maneuvers here. No one wan Injured, but little ot tho ship can be Only the fact that she was filled with helium and could not .explode saved her crew of seven men from death. Tho crash came as tho ship was preparing to leave the hangar. She was moving away from tho building Itself across a long dock in front of the entrance when tho crash came. A cubic, drugging to tho rear uf tho ship caught In a submerged track- way used In towing such craft In and out of the hangar and jerked the tall of the ship downward and to tho rear. Before tho ship's two motors could bo shut off the fouled cable, jerked loose, tear- ing: a great section from the rear of the envelope and stripping off the rudders. The ship was about fifty foci In the air at tbo time and crashed with sufficient force to break tho gon- dola, but tho seven members nf tho crew wore uninjured and manage! to fight their way clear of the cloirds of xllk which descended upon them as the envelope deflated. Tho two motors and life ship's In- struments wero salvaged and the silken hag was being packed to- night for shipment to Scott Field, where It may bo possible to salvage some of ft. The crash adds another disaster to a weird series of mishaps which have befallen a commander .nnd a hangar.. The Brooks Field hangar was built at a cost of approximate- ly when the United States bought tho Roma from Italy. Th'e Roma never .reached Brooks however, as it was demolished in an accident In the East, In 1922 the hangar at last housed a blimp when tho C-2 came here In command of' Major H. A. Strauss, but when attempts were made to take the ship out of the structure the wind caught it and blew It against one of the huge doors. The hydrogen gas, with which it wns filled, ignited and the ship crashed to.the ground on almost the same spot- occupied by-the wreckage from today's acci- dent. The TC-10-243 was'built nt a cost of approximately and the recovery of t'he engines and instru- ments will save a largo amount of this sum. More than cubi feet of valuable helium gas wer lost in the- accident. Tho army mobilized more than 200 planes In addition to the blimp for last week's maneuvers without a serious mishap, and most of the ulance from other posts had begun their return trip when the airship jrashcd. THE WEATHER For Oalvcston and day partly cloudy; probably with lo- cal showers'. For Enat and Wednesday partly cloudy; thun- der showers In east portion; cooler Wednesday In north portion; moder ate to fresh.southerly winds or- tho coast. For West partly cloudy; cooler in north portion. Wed- nesday generally cloudy; cooler. For Louisiana Tuesday partly cloudy. WeiliiPHniiy unsettled; locnl showers in nortli portion. For Arkansas and Tuesday and Wednesday generally aloiidy; Hcattornd thunder nhoworfl; cooler. AGENTS RAID BEACHFRONT; 17 ARE HELD Federal prohibition officers undei tho direction of Georgo A. Ham< mondB swooped down from Houstor j during the Bathing Bemtty Revui and raided seventoen places along tho beach front Sunday nnd .Mon- day, nnd several arrests wero made on charges of liquor law violation. Four of tho defendants wero hoiihu over to the federal grnnd Jury yes- terday In the sum of (500, chnrgec with possession of intoxicating liquor. Hearings for other defend- ants will bo held before United States Commissioner Brantly Ha rln today. ie- Airman Qets More Honors Than France Ever Before Accorded Private Citizen By AsBocUted Prett. Farln, May 23. Showered with such honors as France in all her history never spontaneously has be- stowed on another private citizen. Captain Charles A. Lindbergh re- tired at the American embassy to- night as unspoiled as ho was when ho arrived from America in his monoplane forty-eight hours before. In the coat lapel buttonhole of the borrowed suit clothes he wore at several receptions tendered him by tho French government and tho French people today, was the red ribbon of the legion of honor, pinned on his chest by the president of the republic, M. Doumfrgue. This was Captain Lindbergh's first day of being lionized, but it will not be his last, for five French government has many honors In store for him. Tho French peo- ple hardly had a glimpse of him, although they talked and read of little else. Premier. Polncare re- ceived him this afternoon and M. Briand, tho foreign minister, ar- ranged to give him a luncheon Thursday while M. Palniove, the war minister, is to be tils host for the midday meal on Friday. TIcgliiH to Look TIreil. Tonight tho young American alr- iart, who in crossing'thn Atlantic alone has" done more to rekindle French lovo for America than any onn man olnco tho war, looked just a little weary from tin arduous day of boinpr honored. "What do you think of tho re- ception you have ho wns ankcd. "Well, it haan't boon anything like I thought It was'to said the modest who brought letters of introduction with him on his -flight because ho knew no one in France. Ho had be.en on his feet almost the entire diy, but what he wanted most to do, he said, was to "walk around and see some of Paris, if possible." The first thing this morning a tailor came to measure him for a suit of "clothes which jwill be deliv- ered all-time speed record for French tailors. Then he hurried out to LeBourgct to take a look at the bus" that brought him over from N'cw York.' round it had not been very much dam- ftged by the1 crowd that crushed against it .when he arrived Satur- day the mechanics prom- ised to hnvo It fully repaired by tomorrow. Viiit .Other Countries. He is coins out to LeBourget again tomorrow afternoon to bid bon voyage to two French aviators, COB tea and who expect to tako off for Toklo. Lindbergh wants to make a flight over Paris, and ho -may do It tomorrow. Ho Intends to fly to Bruaaeig Saturday nnd on Monday will take his plane over tho channel to London. In the meantime all his days in Paris arc, likely to be ns full of engagements as was today. "I am not In any hurry to got home, for I want to see a little of Kuropo whilo I am over here." the boyish gwilus of the air said this evening. "I hnven't accepted unv (Continued on Page. 7, Column B.) Early Morning Hotel Fire Causes Loss of One Life; Rumors Declared Baseless No basis for action by authorities] in connection with the fire which, yesterday, morning gutted the Crys-: tal Hotel, 2316 Market street, caus- ing the.death of one man and In- jury to three others, was found fol- lowing Investigations by Fire Mar- shal "W. B. Evors and Assistant County Attorney Randolph Pierson into persistent rumors that exits leading to the fire escape had been padlocked. Mr. Evers, however, declared he had found a fire escape exit in a nearby upstairs hotel padlocked, and that he had severely censured the proprietor. Mr. Bvcra stated that frequent inspections of hotels had been made by his department and that proprietors had been warned against obstructing exits and fire escapes'. The fire, which was discovered about 7 o'clock, caused approxi- mately damage to the Crys- tal Hotel, the Store .on the ground floor, the Palace Hotel next door and a store below it. The damage to the Crystal Hotel building was placed at and to the furniture and fixtures at The Victory Army Store suffered about water damage. Seaman Life. Kenneth Keithley, 23-year-old seaman, evidently was overcome by smoke as he lay In bed. His body bore several gashes and severe burns. Papers in Kelthlcy's trous- ers showed that he was born In Wilmington, N. C., Aug. 1. 1904, and that ho had been dismissed from the John Scaly Hospital 16. Firemen who rushed. Into tho FLORIDA SECOND, MISS LUXEMBERG IS THIRD CHOICE Crown of Beauty Queen Goes to Eastern Girl In Finals of Pageant. Wresting all honor and title from United States and later- national entries, Dorothy Britton, official representative of the city of New York, was crowned Beauty Queen 'of the Universe at the city auditorium last night during" the culminating event nf the three-day beauty pageant. Not only was Miss Britton, blonde-haired beauty, the winner: of the international grand prize, but she vanquished all American entries and was pro- claimed "Mits United States" in the elimination contest held "or this country's representatives. In addition to the honor that is hers she receives a prize of f in cash. In the free-for-all contest, when all those who survived the elimination contests reverted back to the same footing, "Miss Miss Ada Williams, the entry of the advertising clubs of Florida, and'sponsored by the American Legion, was de- clared the winner of the first prize, in addition to which she received a cash prize. The second prize of the free-for-all contest went to Miss Mile. Rosa Blahq, one of the international en- tries who has received marked attention throughout her visit since her trrival on board the Niagara several weeks ago from The other awards of each, went to the-following in the order named: "Miss Spaini'-.'Senonta Marie Casajuana; "Miss Pine Miss Dorothy Fisk; "Miss Miss Madeline'Woodman; "Miss Miss, Eoberte Cusey; "Miss Miss Mo-, selle Signorina.Maria Gallo. Largest Crowd. The pagent last night was at- tended by the largest crowd of Gal- vestonlans and visitors who have graced the city'audltorium for simi- ir events. More than per- _jna remained until almost. 1 o'clflck, when tho awards were made, their interest being sustained mtil the final Judgment. That the beauties who partici- pated In the 1927 international lageant-werc undoubtedly tho love- liest that have ever entered a local revue in the .eight years of Its axiste-nce, was acknowledged by everyone, and the board of judges upon whom devolved the selection of the prize winners, deserve un- stinted praise for their patience and efforts In making the awards. Congressman-Clay Stone Briggs. In calling attention to the' attrac- .Ivenesa of the entries, commented' ipon the advancement made by Salveston In her International pageant and prophesied that next year's event will be on a larger and .mproved scale, with even more in- ternational entries participating. Congressman Briggs performed the ceremony of crowning tho beauty queen. Tho stage was most attractively arranged for the bftauty contest, a black velvet iridescent curtain forming the background, the beauties entering through a gate- way, and advancing- down an Im- provised runway in full view of tho audience. The American entries were the first to advance, wearing their evening costumes. These were most elaborate and beautiful, and all of the girls were exceedingly lovely. Later they donned their bathing suits... In. the elimination contest for 'American entries, the following survived: Miss Brooklyn. Miss Cht- Miss 'Miss Florida, Miss Fortx Worth. Miss Houston, Misa New Tork. Miss Pine Bluff. iTisr.. point and Miss Dallas. After judgment was passed and the tally tabulated by newspaper men, Miss New7 Tork. Dorothy Brit- ton, was-disclosed as "Miss United; States." The international entries then' paraded before the audience in their lovely evening1 frocks, later don- ning their bnthlng suits. Then Judg- ment was passed upon the eight in- ternational entries and Miss New Tork. The award, however, was not made public until all other awards were announced. In the free for all, -when all en- tries reverted back to a common, footing, the following; survived tho (Continued on Page 2, Column I.) Scores Rescued as Wall Of Water Sweeps Toward Qtdf From Tensas Basin name-filled- building1 heard Keith ley cry for help, -but before the could locate his room they were driven buck by tho acrid smoke. When they fought their way back they found Keithley dead. Keithley's body was removed to the funeral parlors of F. p. Malloy Eon while efforts were being made to locate his relatives. Pete; Tony and J. L. Blanchard, guests of tho hotel, and Bob Ger- nand, fireman -of Central Station, were Injured. The most eevcre in- juries were suffered by Tony, who Was burned about the face and body. Gernand suffered a sprained foot. "W, -Elfstrom, fireman, suffered an Injured hand. Not an inch of wall or celling on the second and third floors re- mained untouched by the flames. The lower floor was not damaged by the fire, but the stock in tho store was soaked by water coming I through the roof. The stock was [covered by insurance, according to N. Fradktn, proprietor. Officer Dennis Hurley was just coming on duty at Twenty-third and Market streets when a man ran to him and told him of the fire. The officer then ran to Twenty-second street and turned in an alarm. In the meantime someone else turned In an alarm at Twenty-fourth and Market The fire, according to Marshal Evers, originated In the rear of the building on the second floor, when a pot of boilinc tar which was to be used in tarring a seine ignited. C. Beck, proprietor of the hotel, (Continued on Pagci 2, Column. By jUroclated New Orleans, La., May wall of flood water almost twenty miles wide tonight was beginning to reach the 'upper extremities of Grand Lake In its movement to the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Lake is situated at the mouth of the Atchafalaya River, splitting Iberia and with but a narrow neck of land separat- ing it from the Gulf of Mexico. Behind it stretched a lake 200 miles long from the south central parishes along the gulf to the up- per tier along the Arkansas line. Its width varied from fifteen to fifty miles as it poured funnel-like from the Tensas basin in North- eastern Louisiana, where it covered an area two parishes wide, through crevasses along Bayou Des Glalses into the western Atcha- falaya River basin, narrowing1 to a width of one parish. Water Still The New Orleans weather bureau estimated today that the flood sur- face along the line between Begg and Melville had attained a level of about forty-two feet above mean gulf level, and that water still was rising at a diminished rate. Tho flood waters are approxi- mately one hundred miles west of New Orleans, on the west side of the Atchafalaya River, and tho Unyou Des Glaises breaks, through which they are rushing, aro about 170 miles northwest of Now Orleans and on the opposite side of the Mis- sissippi River. Immediately behind the advancing waters scores of residents of the lower Atchafalaya were being res- cued by tiny boats which ploughed through the current to remove them from housetops to which they had fled. Scores of persons, unable to re- main in their homes, were livinar on levees, they had found safety after the first onrush of the wa- ters. Along the upper extremity of the lake planters were reassembling their tenants, who had been forced to flee several weeks ago when breaks occurred in levees along the west bank of the Mississippi at Glasscock and Milllken Bend. Immediately 'before the flood fleets of trucka were speeding over roads soon to be submerged, re- moving families. Cowboys on cat- tle ponies from Western Louisiana and Texas ranches sped here and there, rounding up cattle and herd- ing them to safety on high ground. Refugees Inerenwe. The population of refugee con- centration camps was growing. More than a thousand had reached tho camp at LaFayette during today and it was estimated that ct the present rate of growth the camp would have persons by the end of tho weefc. Rains which swept the flood dls- trirt during the last several days had ceased. Camps quickly wera drained of water, and men and women who had been forced to flee to tho camps from their homes only to seek a second refuge from the rains wore returning. The at McCren, on the east on Page- 2, Column 7.)   

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