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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - July 18, 1936, Biddeford, Maine Weather fair stationary temperature. Journal advertising columns make Fine show windows published for All the people of Biddeford. Saco and York county vol. Lii no. 168. Sta Blish de 1884 Biddeford Maine. Saturday evening july 18, 1936. Full Murd wire service it the a modules of pm Price two cents. Heads of Townsend plan in bitter Battles la Droutas in half Century rain shortage during year 1934 worst of period Arnold slept in Maine House with Roosevelt loafing cruise Washington july 18.�? apr a it Droutas if science reads correctly the records on the Trees have Ben scourging american for untold centuries. From 1889 through 1934, records of the u. S. Geological Survey show there have been to major Droutas affecting fit one time or another a1 but one state in the la Ilion Vermont. But six centuries ago tree rings show Pueblo indians abandoned a settlement of 40 villages in the Chaco Canyon area of new Mexico because of a 23-year drouth. A Pine Forest flourished in the Canyon 700 years ago according to this evidence today the Region is Semi arid a treeless waste in which agriculture is almost impossible. J history repeats. The same Story in greater de j Tail is told by rainfall record since j 1880 kept by the weather Bureau a and geological Survey. Ten times i firemen plan state Muster Randolph hand tub to be entered in Maine meet Randolph july 18.�?�?obreak her a when i give that cry a says ii. A. Sherman Foreman of the Hecla. A the boys give it All they be got and you might add that we re going to the Hecla referred to is the Randolph Veteran of Many musters built by Hunneman of Boston in 1847. The win that or. Sherman refers to is the annual Muster of the Maine state hand engine during this half Century roughly league to be held this year in considerable areas have suffered Hallowell August i. Moisture deficiencies of at least 15 per cent below mean annual precipitation. Kans is Ami North a id South Dakota hit by seven of the to major Droutas have experienced water shortages most frequently. The to major drouth and states affected by each 1889�?montana, Idaho Wyoming Utah Colorado new Mexico continued on Page three Campaign a a costs heavy political Lull Marks Calm before storm by Byron Price. Chief of Bureau the associated Piess Washington inner Circle conferences since the National conventions appear to have increased still further the likelihood of a Stormy militant presidential Campaign. Roosevelt a lieutenants Are mapping speaking trips for him which Lover a Large Section of the country. Landon a managers expect him to be exceedingly Active after ids formal notification in late july. On each Side a closely organized battalion of lesser speakers is preparing to Spring into action. The business of lining up various groups for intensive Effort is j going Forward on a vast scale among the Farmers the labourer the women the Young people and j the various classifications of Busi j Ness men special Campaign Struc i lures Are to be erected to compete i for group favor. Above All it appears that Money j will be More plentiful than in Many past campaigns Money raising methods some of a distinctly original character Are in process of formulation. Both sides Are talking Iii terms of millions As they compute their Campaign prospects. Huge spending seen. A grand total of ten millions for the Headquarters of the two major continued on Page five blazing plane takes two lives fair Oaks ind., july 18.�? apr motor trouble and inability to find a suitable Landing Field were Piven today by sheriff Vern Mich Al As probable causes of a flaming plane crash which killed William g. Leamon 41, believed to be a mining company official of Chicago and Anaconda mont., and mrs. B. M. Musselman also of Anaconda. The ship plunged into an Oats Field near Here last night after the Pilot had dropped a flare apparel la seeking level ground for a Landing. Flames from the Craft spread tothe dry Grain preventing efforts 1 to recover the bodies until several hours later. Mrs Musselmann a husband said at Moose Lake mont., that his wife and Leamon were returning Home from Chicago. The Hecla is now in the second class of the Muster and will compete in the meet with its old rival andr Scoggin of Topsham which is slightly older than the Veteran Randolph fire fighter. The Hecla was originally built by the shipbuilders of Randolph j for use in fighting fires on the shipyards and was later pressed into general use for Randolph fires. When City water was inaugurated in the latter part of the last Century the Hecla went out of general use and was used exclusively for exhibition purposes. It was stored away in 1898 in an old ice House in Randolph where it remained until 1913 when it was taken out and again used in musters. According to the will of the owners of the Hecla the town of continued on Page three Royal old frets nurse daredevil Riding on bicycle frightens his guide by edouard Traus. Associated press foreign staff Brussels july 18.�?- apr Bel Giumo a Little Crown Prince 6-year 1 old Prince Baudoin likes Best to a spend his time Riding about lae j Ken Castle grounds on a the bicycle j mama promised me before she entered at least so it is said that is How he explains his a a Bike to the i Royal gardeners or anybody else i varied j he meets in the Park. When As often his innocent remark brings tears to the eyes of his listeners he counters a ooh that Sall right mama is very Happy. Daddy says so and daddy told me she is watching us All the nurse gets jitters. has become so adept a cyclist he now essays a dare Develt Riding and gives his Young nurse the Jit j ters. A play circus a he yells to her As he goes tearing around. His nurse has to use a Bike herself to keep up with him. Every Day he finds a new part of Pittston residence is linked with Maine history Cardiner july 18.�?in the town of Pittston on the Eastern Bank of the Kennebec River about two Miles below Gardiner there is standing a stately Green shuttered House of Early colonial architecture. Although built ten years before the revolutionary War it is As substantial As Ever for a j Jot Reuben Colburn its builder j flamed it solidly of Oak. File old Colburn House As it is known is haunted by romantic shades from the Early history of Maine. Down on the River s Bank below it the 220 Bateaux which carried Arnold and his men up the Kennebec on their Way to Quebec in 1775 were built. Before the great open fireplace the Abenaki indians for whom major Colburn always left the Latch string out rolled themselves in their blankets and slept when they so desired. Here Benedict Arnold was entertained and John Hancock visited. The first vessels on the Kennebec were constructed in major Colburns shipyard. In this House he and his wife who was a Huguenot girl come from Rotterdam to nearby fort Richmond brought up a family of ten children. Busy scene in 1775. Autumn of year 1775 was the busiest time Ever recorded in the neighbourhood of the Colburn House. The War for Independence was on and As Early As july certain exciting rumours had been flying up Ami Down the Kennebec Valley. The inhabitants of gardeners continued on Page seven crabs cause Clam shortage a a. A amp it. With three of his sons and a professional Sailor As the Crew president Roosevelt sailed leisurely along the Northern new England coast in the 52-foot auxiliary Schooner Kewanna. The president right keeps his hands on the Helm and leaves the work sons John James and Franklin or. Hearing ended in Pike estate action rough rider split party Wilson slipped in through anger of Teddy by Herbert Plummer. A associated press staff writer Washington july 18.�? apr the High Point of a third party movements in american political history was reached in 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt and the Bull Mooers charged spectacularly across the National scene. Indignant because William Howard Taft was renominated for the presidency by the republicans in 1912 and smarting under the Iron Rule of the old guard followers of a it. bolted to form a party of their own. A a progressive was chosen the official party name in convention at Chicago Roosevelt was nominated for president and Hiram Johnson of California for vice president. Asked woman suffrage. A a contract with the people a aves the platform and it contained such planks As the direct primary popular election of senators woman suffrage greater publicity of Campaign funds establishment of a department of labor and Moderato Tariff rates. A this is a new political Creed a said Johnson now a member of continued on Page three search made for fireman Auburn july 18.�?a search was started last night for Edward r. Lowell. 44, a member of the Auburn fire department since 1927, who has not been seen since wednesday. Wednesday was Lowell a Day off and when he failed to return to duty thursday it was thought he was ill but failure to report yesterday brought inquiries to his Home 40 Union Street where his wife and family claim they have not seen him since wednesday. It was discovered last night that his clothing and other personal a can you write the name of 9 Mary g. Pike so it looks just like hers a asked Hiram Willard counsel for the Mary g. Pike estate which is contesting the payment of two alleged notes claimed to have been Given by her his question being directed at Charles a. Pinkham original Holder of one of the contested notes to which the witness replied a no the question came Friday morning while lawyer Willard was Cross questioning Pinkham first witness called on resumption of the Case. The action heard before two commissioners clerk of courts Frank d. Fenderson of Alfred and judge Joseph r. Paquin of Biddeford ran into its third Day Friday and was not concluded until 12.30 of clock. By agreement of Council it was submitted without argument. Decision was reserved. The suit grew out of the claims posted against mrs. Pikes estate represented by two notes one for $500, with interest at 7vt, held by mrs. Jennie a. Berry of Buxton dated Jan. 31, 1934, and the second for $1,875, dated May 30, 1930, with interest and now totalling Over $2,558.54, and originally made to Charles a. Pinkham of Buxton continued on Page eight sightless Man builds House observers amazed at structures plumb construction Poland seeks Strong Leader Lack of work and funds cause disorders Warsaw Poland july 18.�? apr frequent and serious disorders increasing unemployment and Lack of adequate funds for Public works Are turning polish eyes in their search for a Strong Man toward general Edward Rydz smugly. A if necessary a the Stern Generalissimo told the Assembly of the late marshal Pilsudski a legionnaires not Long ago a i will carry on the government that and similar declarations recently dovetail with other developments pointing to the general a emergence As heir to Pilsudski a virtually dictatorial a political authority. Other evidence cited. Efforts of prominent persons to gain general Rydz smugly a a Conli former Donee and the hospitality displayed toward him when he visited Poznan and Katowice on the anniversaries of their uprisings against the germans Are cited to support this View. Nor is evidence lacking that such a development would conform closely to Pilsudski a will. Continued on Page seven Randolph july 18.�?sightless since he was a year old Fred Plourd is constructing without assistance a building in which to conduct his new business of manufacturing brooms. The Frame of the building 20 feet by 34, is already up. Plourd is now putting up the rafters. That he says is the hardest part of the Job for a person who can to see. The building is being erected on the Home premises of Roland Beckwith at 71 Windsor Street with whom Plourd lives. Beckwith also is Blind and conducted the Broom business which Plourd has taken Over. Those who see the building Are somewhat amazed at such plumb and True construction. Plourd explains that he made sure that the first studding was perpendicular by the use of a plumb line and that he placed the others parallel by the simple Means of measuring the distance Between with a stick of just the right length. Climbing around on the Frame of the uncompleted building has Given him Little difficulty. The agility and Confidence with which he made his Way about on the up continued on Page three excessive digging is also blamed for empty Flats Orts Island july 18.�?unless the state makes a definite move to replenish the Clam Mats of Casco Bay there will be a pronounced shortage of these Shell fish in this area within the next three years declare those who depend upon clamming for a living As Well As others who Are interested in the Industry. Already this shortage is being Felt in this Region. Meeting the demand for clams is becoming More and More of a task each your and has for the past half dozen years. Stover a Cove Flats on the Harpswell neck Side of Harpswell Bay which for More years than most of thy summer visitors can recall has been one of the Best clamming places around the Bay is showing the effects of the excessive digging. Not so Many years ago any Amateur Clam Digger could go onto those Flats and in half an hour get nil the clams needed for a big party. Today he cannot do it. There Are still clams in the Sands of stovers Cove but it is a real Job for a professional Digger one of those who makes a living at the work to get a couple of barrels on a tide. When those men have to work that Way it Means that clams Are scarce. What applies to stovers Cove is True of All the other Clam fits around the Bay say the Clam men. The cause. There is a difference of opinion As to the cause of this shortage. All agree on one Point. It is the great demand for clams has caused an exhaustive digging. This it is claimed could be met by a proper continued on Page seven mrs. Anthony Given rest she never called her husband first name revolt starts in Morocco government takes Stern measures for peace by Alexander in Uhl. Associated press foreign staff Madrid july 18.�? apr the government announced today by radio a rebellion had broken out in Spanish Morocco. But it expected to dominate it shortly. The announcement was tile first official comment on news from Melilla Morocco that part of the foreign legion and regular troops had revolted. Madrid was tranquil although tense As the government organized Complete defense measures. There was no Cabinet meeting today but ministers conferred informally. Reports reaching the Spanish Frontier town of henday France said that the moroccan revolt was spreading to Spain itself. The reports said that in Morocco a third of the Spanish foreign legion and regular Garrison troops were involved in the rebellion Townsend after Smiths Scalp Wright wants Townsend ousted Cleveland july 18.�? a �?1116 second Townsend National convention today swung into its fourth Day with peace among its warring leaders seemingly secure until at least after adjournment sunday. A threat by or. F. E. Townsend the movements founder that he would not sit with the Board of directors until the ouster of Comer Smith of Oklahoma a Board member and National vice president Drew the following statement from the Board Early today Quot no action will be taken by or. Townsend or the National Board to censure any of the speakers that have a Jwj the elderly pension chief then issued a statement which read a in View of the stress of other business of the convention no further action will be taken regarding or. Gomer Smith remaining upon the Board of directors until after thai other developments were a suit filed in common pleas court late yesterday by Rev. A Fred j. Wright of Cleveland a deposed National director asking removal of or. Townsend and other officers and an accounting of $1,-000,000 in Townsend clubs Money which the suit charged has been a a. A statement in an interview by an j i Robert e. Clements who recently resigned As Townsend Secretary and treasurer that the plan was being a taken Over by political Trie Power company strike which ?, that Norman j. J i i w a Thomas socialist candidate for has darkened Central Mexico for president would address the con Mexico backs Power strike disease flood and food shortage in capital by John p. Mcknight. Associated press foreign staff Mexico City july 18.�? a triple fear of disease flood food shortage Hung Over the capital today after the Federal conciliation Board held a a legals an elec two Days. The boards ruling destroyed any prospects that the strike might be ended immediately. Three thousand employees of the foreign controlled mexican Light and Power company and its subvention today after invitations extended to gov. Alf m. Land on of Kansas the Republican nominee and president Roosevelt were declined. Conferences Between Sylvester v. Mcmahon Secretary of the National Union for social Justice Sidi Aries who quit work at noon j and William Lemke Union party thursday cheered the decision up presidential nominee who is holding their right to strike. J continued on Page seven four million persons live in the Federal District and five adjacent states affected by the walkout. J Public health was endangered i the sanitation department said in j a warning to Consumers by these strike results there was no ice or electrical refrigeration to keep meat fruits vegetables and other perishable continued on Page four two Maine men to be ordained Auburn july 18.�?hearing in j the $300,000 equity suit of mrs. Gertrude b. Anthony against her j husband Alfred w. Anthony a i Bates professor was and Rochester n. In july 18.�? apr two Maine men will be ordained ministers at the Northern new England conference of Sev journey at Adon Friday until. A a Huu a Advent Ial today. Monday morning when mrs. An f the men to be ordained Are car Liony who for three Days has Tea j Rol m. Pike of Bangor and in r. Tided of her life As wife of the i Rolfe of Lewiston. State store for Brunswick Man she once revered a next to god himself a will be Cross examined by her husbands counsel Clement f. Robinson of Portland former attorney general. Concluding her testimony Friday mrs. Anthony in response to questions of her counsel testified submarine shells town disaster follows an attempt to sink burning boat Nice France july 18.�? apr a French submarine accidentally shelled the French Riviera resort town of Sainte Maxime last night while trying to sink a burning yacht at sea. Two of the shells landed in the Village. One of them hit a saw Mill causing considerable damage. Several other shells whistled Over the roofs of the town scaring the villagers from their Beds. Gendarmes said the submarine was the atalante. When it finally got the Range it Sank the yacht whose flames were endangering nearby vessels. The pleasure boat was the prop erty of a chilean Baez de la quadra. Date fixed 1 for recount Augusta july 18.�? apr a recount of democratic primary election voted for the u. S. Representative nomination in the first congressional District will be con coun links cop in kidnapping i ducted by the governor and today a conference activities be Oil july 24. Gun with Early service at the Church of Unity. Tonight c. J. Gording president of the Malayan Union Mission with Headquarters in Singapore the Nark at Lueken to explore. property have been removed from continued on Page three Central fire thousands homeless after quake hits Columbia town new York july 18.�? apr details of a disastrous earthquake which virtually destroyed Tuque res Colombia late yesterday leaving thousands homeless were anxiously awaited Here today. Communications failed shortly after the Shock and had not been restored Early today. First reports said that serious apartment of Narino. Located in the shocks had been Felt at paste 40 Andes tablelands. Tuque res with. 18,500 persons lies near a Volcano Miles irom to queue -., causing More than 13,000 feet in Altitude. Heavy damage. It was feared j the department of Narino of there had been loss of Many lives. I fitted by the earthquake has a pasto is the capital of the de i population of 20.000. Gal advice. Brunswick july 18.�?brunswick is to have a state liquor store. It will be located in the building at Maine and school streets in which the Lewiston Buick company occupies a part of the premises on the site of the old tontine hotel. Confirmation of the plan was Given by Ralph c. Ketchen the. New superintendent of the state f a Jav sed her on j stores. Steel shelving is on the1 business Way and the installation of equip ment and stocking of the store will i follow As rapidly As possible so that it is expected the opening will take place in a couple of weeks. Superintendent Ketchen was unable to name the personnel of the new store stating that the Selec Tion of clerks is in the hands of the 1 governor and his executive Council i and has not been made. That never in the entire period of will speak. will Tell of Mission their married life did she Call her j activities and conditions in Borneo husband or. Anthony by his an j Sarawak. First name. A it was just one of j those things impossible for me to j do a she explained. She testified she left the hand i Ling of her affairs wholly with her husband from 1914 to 1927, never consulted other persons or got be the recount was requested wed a mesday by Joseph w. Connolly of i Portland Youthful state representative who was Defeated by rep a resent Tive Simon m. Hamlin of i South Portland by 58 votes. I Connolly challenged votes cast in 18 communities As bearing Dis Ting Ishing Marks and illegally and improperly counted. Landon and Knox urged to Campaign in Maine she said or. Anthony matters of Lermond Heads Knox Academy Thomaston july 18.�? apr a. J w. Lermond Secretary of the Knox Academy of arts and sciences said Freeman f. Burr i Augusta july 18.�?Republican leaders in Maine last night set in motion a move to bring into the state a few weeks before the september election governor Alf m. Landon Topeka ran., presidential nominee arid colonel Frank Knox of Manchester n. H., vice presidential nominee. I Wayne state geologist had been chosen president of the Academy which will end with the general j to succeed the late prof. Edward i state election in september i in Perkins of Colby College. A we certainly Are very Desir chairman Arthur e. Sewall and treasurer Frank j. Ham of the Republican state committee an 1 bounced that a every possible Effort will be made to have Landon and Knox consent to come to Maine for one or possibly two j two big rallies Large rallies during the Campaign they said they expected to know within a Short time whether or not Landon and Knox would visit Maine. Ous of having governor Landon and colonel Knox come to Maine to participate in a part of our Campaign a Sewall said and a we believe it May be possible to get these two men Here for at least witness says police chief got $25,000 of Ransom st. Paul july 18.�? apr a confessed kidnappers declaration that former police chief Tom Brown was figured by gangsters for a $25,000 a a Cut in proceeds of the $100,000 William Hamm kidnapping was met with silence by the accused Man today As safety commissioner Gus Barfuss announced he would follow Browne a suspension from the department with a full investigation. A i have nothing to say a was Browne a reply to the accusation made yesterday by Bryon Bolton government witness in the trial of John p. Feifer former st. Paul night club owner charged with participating in the kidnapping. Half an hour after Bolton a witness stand declaration Barfuss suspended Brown from his Post As continued on Page seven Singletree builds Camp Virgin Pine found in Damariscotta Vicinity Damariscotta july 18.�?one tree. One House. Such was the idea with which Ernest f. Marstaller Lumberman Drew plans for a cottage at Maine idyll after he had located a tree near Damariscotta Large enough to do this trick. Marstaller announced his intention last Winter when he had a Crew in the Woods to Cut this tree which on the stump estimated to be about 3,000 feet of Clear lumber and whose lifetime went Back several centuries. It was an old growth Pine such As the Early settlers found in profusion on the coast of Maine and for which the state earned its name of a Pine i tree the logs were milled to suit the i intentions of the builder. Timbers planks siding roof and finish boards were sawed out and the boards were stacked to await j building. One of the outstanding things about it is the decoration across the front where the word a Maine Quot is spelled with pieces of crooked limbs carefully Cut from the tree. The huge stump of the tree carefully sawed off close to the ground was brought to the idyll and will be placed in front of the Camp As a curiosity. It is amusing to learn that the tree which in places measured More than five feet in thickness was sawed with a five foot Erosa continued on Page six

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