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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 18, 1927, Oakland, California Ind and mild to night and saturday moderate northwesterly Modi. To 7 a. M. In a Butini ult m hour. Smion to 18.45 Normal Tedter 16.10 last year to Date 13.m vol. Chi three cents sunday ten cents Oakland California Friday evening february 18, 1927 to Saks copyright 1927, by be publishing co. 44 pages r no. 49 in blows it Camci Jiuji Days indicated by radios from ships Sunshine follows heavy downpour Paul Steindorff Oakland music director Dies in Merritt Hospital career of noted Leader ends As he Battles to restore Light opera. Paul Steindorff director of Oakland s municipal orchestra and a famous figure for 10 years in the realm of Light opera died at Merritt Hospital a few minutes Offei t Tufi tvs Arnner 36 lost As coast ship Craft inside Golden Gate s. vessel Safe after grounding in South fair weather for the next Wenty four hours is the forecast or the Bay Region following the cond storm of the week that the storm moving in with the need of an train Elssi ated its violence quickie. A Coral in to the weather Bureau to a is current in Nevada on its Way the mountains. The result of the fast movement the disturbance was the predict Jon this morning by United states forecaster t. R. Reed of fair Feather for most of the state Dur in the next 24 hours. It is exacted that it will rain today and night in Southern California and unsettled in the san Joaqun n but Clear skies Are looked or everywhere tomorrow. Accompanied by winds of Gale Urce the storm brought a deluge rain in the Bay cities during the Light. It extended As far South As Jan Luis Obispo along the coast Fresno to Interior and nere were showers South of those Points los Angeles reporting a up to 5 a. In. Today. Forecaster Reed was unwilling Prophesy Fai weather for Sun although declaring the Orts favourable for it. The weather Bureau issued the Fol b so Chen some wednesday morning with coma Steindorff had not regained consciousness. Funeral services will be held to Morrow at 4 o clock at the Cali fornia crematorium. The energies of Steindorff for several years had been entered on the restoration of Light opera to completed rehearsals for the Yankee to be staged at the Munici pal auditorium March 3. Members of the East Bay opera club Are seek ing an understudy to carry on with the production. For 14 years Steindorff was of organs at the University of Cali fornia. In 1908 he retired from the theater to accept the University Post. In 1923 he resigned that to become the music master of Oak land. Sweet it sic held War preventive. Both Money and energies were invested by Steindorff to restore comic opera in the hearts of the people. He regarded the Vogue of jazz As a sinister Omen and once said the world War followed world demoralization. Had the spirit of sane music been More prevalent the world War would never have he once declared. And i contend that with a Good orchestra playing softly the Sweet strains of Light opera the Genoa conference would readily have come to harmonious Board vessel operated out of Seattle by Admiral line sinks near Guam search Steamer Lane for missing boat following cessation of . Calls by w. R. Kuhs baited press staff correspondent. Manila p. I., feb. 18. Four american destroyers were combing the Steamer Lane 0eiween the Philippines and Guam today for Trace of the Pacific coast freighter Elkton with a Crew of 36, which was reported in sinking condition. For thirty Sis hours after signalling distress the Elkton failed to respond to radio Calls and the Steamer Liberator which answered the distress signal found Oil spread Over the water was taken As indicating that the vessel was lost. The Elkton is a shipping Board vessel. She was in route from the Island of Negros to Honolulu with a cargo of sugar when disabled by a storm. Her position was Estl mated As mid Way Between Iloilo and Gaum. Radio reports from ships at sea National strife in the so s and 30 silicate a steady Rise in pressure Long the lower latitudes of the Orth c probably in Suring several Days of fair weather a Calif Santa eos. With nearly 2 inches of rain received the heaviest precipitation during the last 24 hours. The Ren Nofs were As Santa Rosa. 1.84 san Francisco. Rocklin. .89 Sacramento .78 an Luis Obispo. .72 Eureka. .56 an Jose. .34 Fresno .10 Oakland 02 gawk 3olds ships in Bat. Shipping was hampered by the ale rag no from 60 to 100 Miles Ler hour off the Gulden Gate a Frymet to Ryan no reports and two hips due to sail Lav at their clocks Nav fearing to breast the heavy As i a increased off the Gate the government Pilot oat Gracie s was turned Back nto the Bav for shelter for the Acona time this week Cape. G b. Night estimated that an 80-mile .alt1 was blow in outside the Bay. Despite the heavy weather the norwegian Steamer. Regulus put Lound for Tacornal but the sea so rough that the Pilot Cap Ain ale Swanson. Remained on Ioard and proceeded North rather ban attempt to put off in a Small boat. According to advices received Here the Oil Tanker f. H. Hillman hich went aground on St. Nich Ilas Island South of san Pedro. Esterday worked itself free Dur no the night and is in route Here he vessel was undamaged. The storm is expected to last an ther 24 hours and storm warnings ave been hoisted from san fran Isco North to Alaska. Today s ale apparently has missed the Southern California coast Accord ing to reports Here . When comic opera was the fashion Steir Durff possessed a Rich store of reminiscence of the operatic world. Lillian Russell the great Uprinia Donna de Wolf Hopper and Many stars of the Broadway of the 90 s were his friends. In 1897 he headed a company at the aaa Encan theatre York and 1599 made history in the world of by directing the har Lem opera House with an All Star cast. Baton wielded for some famous stars. In that Galaxy of Fame bras lil Lian Russell. Henry e Dixey will Iam Carlton founder of the Carl ton opera company Robert Flora Sadie Mart eau and other celebrities in the Dragoon chorus of this production w Ere Tonj pastor then Lillian Russell s manager John Radcliffe Boucicaut. Son of Dion the Plav weight and others so great was the rage for this production that seats w Ere auctioned off in wa1 Street after his Broadway successes Steindorff came to san Francisco to direct the chorus and the orches the Elkton is a United states shipping Board vessel which has always been operated out of Seattle to far Eastern ports by the Admiral Oriental line. The freighter was Bult in Seattle m 1919 and is of 4674 net tons Regis Ter. It is of the Stee Hul de double decked Type of government Craft and is 402 feet Long with a of 5-i feet Ana a aeon 01 at feet. Her engines Are rated at 2soo horsepower. Nine men rescued from stranded ship Beach a vex n. J feb 1 men were rescued Flam Cecil p. Stewart bound from Savannah a to new York with a Load of Railroad ties after the Craft stranded on the Shoa it near the Harvey Cedars coast guard i station last night the rescues were effected by coast guardsmen Graham Joseph Sheehan Dorothy Murton. Explosives warning to Bav navigation was by commandant c. E. Part of the army Arsenal at be Pncia that parts of the cargo of to Plosives from a munition Barge still floating m the Baj. The taiga capsized near Martinez in Ved Neslav a storm. The explosives Tow missing consist of smoke puff Hai Obi. Which maj explode if Vruck. And Parachute flares which Are non explosive at Contact but sensitive to flame or heat. Salvaging any of the a enal were warned not to open he boxes but to Forward them to he Arsenal. Block to p. At Belden Sacramento feb tray Iii Over the Western Pacific rail Road s Anscott Metal line through Belden Butte county which was tie up temporarily yesterday East of mat Point today will be crippled West of Belden by several slides which occurred during the night. A crowding to advices received Here. Danger from flood in the Sacra mento Valley increased today with reports of heavy Rains Over the Sierra last night which reduced the Snow pack at Summit from 140 inches 10 inches at Truckee from 60 inches to 40 and at Blue Canyon from 40 incites to 10. There is no immediate danger from High water the Sacramento River holding steady throughout last night but it is pointed out that if warm Rains continue to melt the Mountain a vast surplus of water will be sent into the streams. At Oroville the River was ferns Hartman As co partner be made the Tivoli one of the most the under his Baton such stars As Alice Nielson Luisa Terrazzini and others Rose to Fame. After the fire of 1906 Steindorff and Hartman brought their oper Atic troupe to Idora Park in Oak land but then came the motion picture and the jazz Era. The Light a Ingma drama of yesteryear was no longer popular. The delightful gems of comic opera no longer attracted sensation seeking audiences. Music master is trained at Leipsic. Steindorff was born in Dessau. Germany and was trained at Leipic m 1sso-83. He a classmate of h. B Passmore san Francisco composer his residence Here was at 5302 Broadway and he is sur Vived b a widow three daughters. Elfrieda Lillian and Irma All be continued on Page 2, col. 6. Wales Cheek Cut while Fox Hunting by United press leased wire to term Tilte Melton Mower 4.y feb 18 Tornado kills 31 in Louisiana and rips Plantation buildings apart houses levelled and occupants killed and injured by wind. New Orleans feb. Tornadoes that swept through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi last night killed at least 33 persons and injured scores As Well As leaving a Trail of heavy damage. The heaviest toll of dead was Newellton in tenses Parish Louisiana where 14 persons were re ported killed and two score injured. Nine persons lost their lives and is were badly Hurt near pleasant Hill Sabine Parish la., and eight were killed several others injured near Rose Hill miss the storm apparently swept into Louisiana near Shreveport and Ern sections of Louisiana and Mississippi. High winds and heavy rams were accompanied by storm As it moved eastward with increasing fury. Striking near pleasant Hil before Nightfall res Cue workers were Busy searching through rums of dwellings when darkness came. 22 dead. Loss is l. A. Toll at pleasant Hill it was reported the t fifty houses had been levelled. One five year old boy was killed when the wind lifted him from the ground then hurled him Back crushing him. Three plantations were hit at Lake Bruin. One was killed when her House was blown into the Lake. Nearly All sections of Louisiana and Mississippi reported torrential Rains Baton Rouge reported that the Amite River was rising and that it was probable that All Tould is flooded. Vicksburg reported a heavy wind and ram storm w hich resulted in several washouts along the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad and Power Plant was struck by Light Ning. Nine Are dead one is missing and two Are not expected to live As a result of a Tornado which struck a mile and a half South of Here at pleasant Hill. The dead mrs. D. D. Hicks 60 key Hicks 2 Verdie Ashby 40. Opal Ashby 18. Lam Ashby. Larry Ashby. Ruth Birdell. Is. Mr6-. J. Brown. Elbert o votes jr., 5. Miss Ruth free about 18 years old is missing and is believed dead follow ins the destruction other Home. Her father colonel free in a c incl condition and is expected to die. An unidentified Man Wil die also it is believed a Der Admiral Larimer Are brought to 2000 As Situa Tion takes critical turn hearts win at Bridge miss Wilda Claire Hershiser of Piedmont yester Day missed a Bridge Tea to keep a tryst with i afield of Rosendahl and become his Bride. Both Are University of California graduates. Dispatched from san Diego a Tagaloa Battle marked As crisis in revolt umm full on Washington i fib. Anticipating that an impending clash Between Diaz and Sacasa armies at a Tagaloa will jeopardize Aad the government is concentrating additional forces in Nicaragua. A Force of 1600 marines is being despatched from four bases to the Central american Republic to placed under the command of rear Admiral Julian Latimer in charge of the special service Squadron in nicaraguan Waters. Their arrival will augment the Marine troops in that country to 2000 men a detachment of 400 Al ready being on duty at Managua the capital. Among the units ordered is a full regiment 1200 Strong from the quantic va., Marine base and 200 from Paris Island s. C., while another 200 is to be taken on the Cruiser Trenton from Guantanamo Cuba. Under previous orders 200 marines and a division of six air planes Are to be sent from san Diego. The american government is understood to regard the a Tagaloa impending Battle As a critical situation not Only a possible danger to its citizens in Nicaragua but also an important Crux in the civil War now raging in that Central san Diego feb. Movements of warships oat of san i Diego for the Atlantic coast a Nevers which began yesterday with the sailing of the tender hol land and part of her Brood of sub marines was complicated by Rush orders to divert two of the de tenders the Melphis and Altair to conto Nicaragua with a Marine expeditionary Force. The Altair was 25 Miles off Point Loma when it was recalled to assist the Mellville in loading a Squadron of six Marine corps planes and equipment for Corinto. Prince of Wales suffered a minor but brooch Hunting Ace Deih toaa., r. Hen Fox Hunt no Ith the Quezon hounds. Wales and his horse cleared a formidable hedge and a Branch severely scratched the Prince s Cheek neither horse nor rider fell killed for session torn kills sex of Lettish a i St Joseph. La feb. Seven were killed Here last nigh scalping probe in n. Y. Fight fizzles new York feb. New York state athletic commis Sion investigating alleged Specula when a Tornado Mai Plantation near St. Joseph reported injured struck the Liin on Lake brui1 Twenty one were because of Crip dead and Learned injured could not be by to cited press leased w1ee to bib tone Washington feb i Ilion in tickets for the Maloney de Ilayev heavy weight match at Madi son Square Garden tonight failed to take action today against Dan manager of Jimmy la Loney. Investigators of the United states internal Revenue department claimed that tickets purchased Veste Raay at exorbitant prices from speculators had been part of the allotment Given Carroll. Way to Guam ordered to Shanghai As City a defenders put to flight anchored in Harbor Sun to make final stand 28 Miles from prize port by associated puss leased wire to Tab tote Shanghai feb. Defeated Northern army of marshal son Chuan fare was in full Retreat toward san gnat Taaj Wane victorious cantonese War machine is bitty of enactment of reap por Uon ment legislation at this session of Congress was virtually killed to Day when the House census com Mittee voted 9 to 7 to table the Genii Bill proposing a rep portion ment of congressional districts on the basis of the 1930 census. Texas Guinan club ordered padlocked by to tatted press leased wide 10 1eibune York feb judge Wili Tii Tail i announced he would Sirn a Pau lock order against the 300 from which Texas Guinan was re moved Friday morning when prohibition uses. Ove killed. Three Hurt in Utah slide. Price Utah feb John was killed and at least three others seriously injured in a Snow slide on the West Side of Indian Summit near the she caste Gate Duehesne Highway. And again col lated the people of the Ntah three government mail trucks Oil firm demands of Mexico Mexico City feb. A claim by the National Oil com Pany of new Tork for for damages suffered through forced abandonment of its Oil Field properties during the mexican Olu tonary period was filed Ter Day with the special claims com to get through to the Mission created for the adjustment people of the Basin provisions a stage and i and Small Coupe caught in tie Ava Lanthy. Of claims of american citizens against Mexico. The time limit expired last night for filing of such claims mini Ytit while awaited at function Wilda Claire Hershiser is Bride of w. Rosendahl. A est in grip of cold. Kansas City feb red by a sub Zero temperate re in sent raided the the Northern Rock Amouma a states a cold wave today engulfed l in rabbi willed by Man who aided him As poor boy sued a million Dollar will deceased it is 19 filed in san Jose today brought to Light the Story of a poor jewish boy in an Eastern cite who w reported rising but had not serious stage. Rain yet continue 2, 2. Townsend Nichols who died Here last december at the age of 90. 1926. The son and Nephew Are Resi dents of Iowa where most of the Nichols Fortune is invested in farm lands. They Are represented by the san Jose Legal firm of Boh Nette Hills co. The estate is m probate and the relatives seek to enjoin any distribution pending hearing of their claims. Mrs. D. Murray who nursed Nichols in his last chess will be called As a witness at the contest hearing according to attorneys for the Nichols. Besides Iowa prop erty the estate consists of scattered California real estate and to tips on in los Ansheles Banks. Gallons Gas Safe As trucks Burn Hollister feb. Fire which destroyed a email paint truck burned the cabs off of two Large tank trucks filled with Galo line and damaged the Side Walls of the associated Oil company s garage All without igniting the 800 thermometers dropped from the upper sixties to Well below Jing at Many Points within 24 hour As a cold wind brought sleet and Snow to this territory to nip budding Trees and Flowers a Nam slides continued to menace Rado and Utah communities while Arizona and new Mexico transportation facilities were crippled the floods. 8 killed by Tornado at town of Rose Hill. Meridian miss feb persons were killed near Rose Hill about 9 30 p. M. Thurs Dav by a Tornado according to or. Dudley Stennis of Newton Over Long distance to the Meridian Star this morning. Rose Hill is about 35 Miles Southwest of Meridian. Or. Stennis and three other doctors were called to Rose Hill. Girl killed when truck hits Auto Tacoma wash., fee. Miss Madeline Woof 23, was killed Vonen an automobile in she dung crashed with a truck North of Skinner on the Pacific Highway last evening. Her companions in the car were Jessie Maver and c. W. Crocket also of Tacoma the girl died of a Frac tured Skull As she was being take to a Hospital at Puyallup. Coolidge will open Unne ont by Fred d. Fm5m1xg, at the Mouth of Moffat Tunnel East Portal colo., feb. With Only a few minor tasks to be completed engineers a governor a mayor and a group of Hardy hard Rock miners today awaited the final blast which will formally open Moffat Tunnel and end their three years work. Shortly after o clock tonight president Coolidge will press his Golden Japan replies to 17.5. Arms plea tomorrow by United press leased Wise to Tribune Tokyo. Feb. Extraordinary meeting of the japanese cab met has been called for tonight to draft the final reply of the government to president Coolidge a naval disarmament proposal. Japan s reply will fee forwarded to the United states tomorrow. White House closet its social season Washington the official room season ended Laet night with annual army and nary reception. President and mrs. Coolidge were hosts to about 2500 guests. Noted filipino Bandit Dies on Cavite Isle Manila Bano Paekel Aoto Loui filipino the game was Bridge but miss Wilda Claire Hershiser. Piedmont Belle and umber site of California graduate preferred hearts. Where at she expressed her preference by changing her name to mrs. Van Winfield Robe Dahl and apprised hostess and other guests waiting at a Bridge Tea of the reason for absence by sending a bouquet of Flowers with a wedding announce ment note. Exercise of a woman s right to change Ner mind regarding the Day s program took miss Hershiser to the courthouse with win Field for a marriage License instead of to the Home of mrs. Dudley Tail where one was expected As a guest at a Bridge Tea. Mrs. Tait and her guests mrs. Thomas Johnston Ger mrs. Walker havens and miss Eleanita Rawlings Bride elect looked nervously at watches when the other guest failed to appear. Their anxiety was relieved with the arrival of a bouquet of Flowers and the following note to mrs. Tait. The fact that i married today will explain my after leaving the courthouse the absent Bridge Tea guest and Rosen Dahl repaired to the Piedmont interdenominational Church where the knot was tied. They then left of a Short honeymoon trip and win make their Home in san Jose. It sojourn of More than a year in Europe. She gave her age to the License clerk at the courthouse As 21. She attended miss Ransome s finishing school before entering the University of California from which she was graduated in 1925. She is a member of the Kappa Gamma sorority. The Hershiser Home the at 116 la Salle Avenue Piedmont. Rosendahl also was a member of Only dry Republican can in 1923, predicts Charles Hilles. Toy Benjamm Ana Iown Sena v. No fools. Son and phew m the extinguished Here this morn Ine by the local Fin department. Getting off a dynamite charge the heart of the Tunnel. Years. In no Eirtle to a Jevit enact Beer. Nett York feb. Charles d. Hiles vice chairman of the Republican National committee starts Tomoi to on a reconnoitre ing tour of the country preparatory to the pre Conven Tion Campaign. o insult i n g with party chief t i an s in various Cen ters he will Endeavor to learn the t r e n d s of Fen ziment particularly on prohibition and on the re nomination o f or e s ident Coolidge. The Survey c. D. Holtes. Will include business conditions. He will top in Chicago and other cities on his Way West to lot Angeles and san Francisco and will return by Way of new Orleans and Atlanta. Mrs. Hilles will accompany him. In announcing his plans after conferences with president Cool Inge and with William m. Butler of Massachusetts Chal nmn of the Republican committee Hilles said he believed Only enforce ment Republican can be elected in 1928." he declared new state is virtually solid for the re elec Tion of president Coolidge and added if he is a candidate a year hence with conditions As they Are now. He will be re nominated and i had not key City to the defense system of the lower Yangtze Valley without resistance. All communication Between Shanghai and hang How has been severed. At present there Are 000 of marshal Sun s troops at various Points on the Hanchow Shanghai railway Between Basaing and san Kiang indicating the Shanghai War lord will make no further stand in Chekian province of which Hanchow is the capital. Ningpo a treaty port 80 Miles East of hang How and Only a Hun dred Miles from Shanghai has been taken by nationalists. Its Northern defenders retreated to Shanghai. U. S. Marines Speed to Shanghai. With the increasing threat of a Battle for Possession of Shanghai the foreign Powers continue to in crease their Powers. A battalion of the second Suffolk regiment which waa stationed temporarily at Hong Kong left for Shanghai this morn 1 route to Guam with 1200 marines from san Diego was ordered to proceed directly Here. Twenty one warships of foreign the United states England Japan. France and Italy swing at Anchor in the River Here their fighting men prepared to go into action it necessary Durban left Hon Kong for Shang Hai today. A i vate Telegram today said that a British Steamer had been commandeered by chinese military forces on the upper Yangtze River after which s. British gunboat went into action. A detachment of 800 of Sun s Defeated troops passed through Here today in route to thanking capital of this Kangsu province. Capture of hang How by the cantonese gives them a great leverage in their struggle toward Shanghai. It gives the nationalists control of the Southern terminus of the grand canal which runs the full length of Kangsu province and 1000 Miles northward to tientsin. It gives the southerners a Strong hold Only 113 Miles away and a sea outlet near to Shanghai. Cantonese sources at hang How reported the City had been Pooya and partly burned by the retreating northerners. On the Northern front the maa Churdan troops of marshal chans Tso Lin Generalissimo of the North Ern Alliance were reported to have arrived at Cheng Chow important rail Center of Northern Honan. Where they will be joined shortly by their allies the Shant Engese advancing from the East. The b Ned forces will sweep southward in an offensive on the nationalist controlled Yangtze River Valley. It was indicated that marshal we Pei fun. Independent Militarist might have decided to join Chang in the Southern Campaign. Reports stated that four of his divisions Hati been reorganized As a part of the Northern army. Sex to take stand 28 Jules from Catt Sun s army is expected to take its Nert stand at Sun Kiang it Miles from this City. The chief obstacle there 10 the Conquest of Shanghai is presented by the Whang poo River. Local adherents of san asserted that there were still of to troops in the Kashing Sung Jan Region to oppose the w the cantonese. It is known that Little rolling Stock of the Shanghai hang How railway was available for the treating troops. And Many o St s men Are believed to have been captured. The agent of general Tsung Chaner pity of a run str tym today from Shantung province. He told the associated press representative that the Shantung Ese tended to Advance to the Aid of Sun. Hitherto there have been signs of such movement Down banking Shanghai railway. London. Feb United states cruisers at Hon Talt have been ordered to prepare proceed to Shanghai w a despatch received from Ghai today. The cruisers were the Richmond. Cincinnati Marblehead. Tokyo need Eruther Shirado sailed from Tsing Tao bound for Ghai. Government Nonnce that Japan

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