The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 30, 1939, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1939. Chile Quake One of Worlds Great Disasters Famine Now Adds to Horroi-s of Stricken Country Where 30,000 Are Reported as Dead. SANTIAGO. Chile. Jan. 2S (Copy right 1939 by UD Starvation threatened today the survivors ot Tuesday night's earthquake which took, it was indicated as more; and more reports arrived from isolated communities, more than 30.000 lives, making it one of the worst ningle disasters in the world's recorded his tory. The first survivors reachin? the outside world from the leveled town of Sauquenes where 2,500 persons were killed and 2.500 injured re ported that hundreds of children were starving and that the situation was "desperate." Cauquenes' popu lation was 10,000. Not one building was left intact. The United Press radio technician Rodrigues Johnson returned to San tiago from Concepcion, one of the large towns hard hit by the quake, and reported the food situation so acute that Armando Cosani, United Press staff correspondent, and his as sistants, had had nothing to eat in two days, and that only minute amounts of drinking water were available. Reports by private ar.d military t;hort wave radio brought reports of acute shortages, not only of food and water for the survivors, but of es sential medical materials with which to treat the injured, and of serums and vaccines to fight the danger of epidemic. Thousands of bodies still remained under the debris of ruined buildings. A hot summer sun has tened natural decomposition, adding immeasurably to the threat of epi demic. The stench pervaded every where. The government ordered all sur vivors evacuated from the ruined cities and towns of south central Chile as quickly as possible and con centrated on repairing highways and railroads so as to bring about the evacuation as quickly as possible. A constant stream of planes and trucks were moving out of here, loaded with fcod. water, and medical supplies. The entire region was under..strict military law and drastic orders were issued to deal with every phase of the emergency. Looters were rummarily shot. Food supplies were expropriated for government distri bution. Wei's and other sources of fresh water were taken over by troops. Trocps were digging new wells. President Pedro Aquirre reached Valparaiso last night on his tour of the region and ordered troops to commandeer the automobiles of sight-seers who had rushed into the area. He announced that any for eigner who exploited the situation by raising prices of prime necesdties, would be expelled and that any Chilean guilty of the same offense would be severely punished. Aquirre was landed at Valparaiso by the destroyer Serrano. Exhaust ed from his tour he went at once to the summer place and after a few hours sleep, he will drive here where the cabinet planned to stay in con tinuous pession through today and tomorrow. "I thought at first that news of the catastrophe had been exagger ated." he said. "I did not attach the great importance to it which the disaster really has." He outlined what he had seen, adding: "The crimes usually seen in such catastrophes are not seen. On the other hand there are acts which honor us as where 15 prisoners es saped from a ruined jail but eight returned to seek bodies in the ruins. In Talcahuano, the fishermen gave their catches free to the people." ASE INSURANCE INVESTIGATION LINCOLN, Jan. 27 (UP) An in vestigation of the state insurance department was proposed in a resolu tion submitted to the legislature to day by Senator A. L. Miller of Kim ball and three other members. "Many conflicting statements have Ihh-u made with respect to the ad ministration of the affairs of the de partment and in fairness to those p.-biie officials and employees con- cted with the department and of net the citizens and taxpayers, there tl.ou'd be an official fjniing of the fi.iti? by the legislatur3 at this time," the ie:-olution read. Dr. Miller requested the appoint ment of a committee of live senators f. conduct the investigation with the assistance of the attorney gen- rial. Sponsors of the resolution ask- ii appropriation of $2,000 or less. Action was deferred for one day. Greenwood Andy Leadabrand is up and about after a week's illness. C. Bright has been suffering the past week with an infected throat. Mrs. J. C. Althouser of Dubuque, Iowa, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Clymer. - Mr. and Mrs. rack Gribble visited at the Everett Reece home in Friend laBt Sunday. Ramon Newkirk attended a meet ing of oil dealers held at Columbus last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Shepler of Springfield called at the Ben How ard home last Sunday. Mrs. Fred Etheredge, who has been under the weather, is reported considerably improved. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Todd are the proud parents of a baby girl born Saturday. January 21. Aaron Wright was taken to the University hospital in Omaha Wed nesday. Everyone wishes him better health. The Eastern Star Kensington will meet with Mrs. Mable Woitzel on February 8, with Mrs. June Mathis assisting. The Dorcas Circle will meet at the church Friday, February 3, with Mrs. Charles Card and daughter en tertaining. The Cemetery association met with Mrs. Elwood Wednesday. The next meeting will be held on Febru ary 22. with Mrs. Norma McNurlin. A gocd crowd enjoyed the talking picture. Bring Em uacK Alive that was sponsored by the Pep club and held at the auditorium Tuesday night. Earl Clymer received word that Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Clymer of Long Island, New York, are the proud par ents of a daughter born last Sat urday. January 21. Members of the L. C. C. will enter tain their husbands at a party Fri day night, February 3, with Veda Hall, Leona McDonald and Mae Crib ble as hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. Archer of Omaha were visitors the fore part of the week at the Fred Etheredge home. Mrs. Willard Hunter, niece of Mrs. Etheredge, also spent the week end here visiting her aunt. William Renwanz returned from Rochester, Minn., Friday, having been at the Mayo Brothers clinic the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jar dine of Sioux City stayed at the Renwanz heme during his absence. L. C. C. Meets The Ladies Card club met at the heme of Mrs. Alice Lemons Thursday for a lovely one o'clock luncheon. Mrs. Lena Shroder of Iowa was a guest. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Edna Miller at Ashland. New Officers Installed Installation of the new officers of the Eastern Star chapter was held Tuesday night. Past Worthy Matron Mabel Lambert acted as installing officer. Those installed were: Flor ence Armstrong, worthy matron; Emmet Landon, worthy patron; June Mathis, associate matron; Delbert Leesley. associate patron; Lola Allen, secretary; Lulu Landon, treasurer; Mabel Woitzel, conductor, and Mabel Boucher, assistant conductor. Deal-a-Deck Party Members of the club entertained their husbands at a party at the tome of Mrs. Brehm Tuesday night, with Adeline Gustafson and Lottie Bright assisting. Five tables of play ers enjoyed the evening. Jack Grib ble won first prize for the men and Ardis Stuart high for the women. School Program Supt. Dyer, Tilford Stradley, Wayne Howard and Lucille Kelly helped with the program at District SI Thursday night. A large crowd enjoyed the program sponsored by Louis Wright. A lunch of pie and coffee was served after the program. Should Make Early Fries Harry Leesley, the poultryman, recently purchased a thousand baby chicks, which he has been feeding for nearly a month. . He has a fine flock of young birds, many of which will tip the scales at hree-quarters of a pound and all growing nicely. At their present rate of development, Harry expects to be able to supply the demand for early fries in the not far distant future. 'BRUSH" FIRE IN JAIL PORTLAND. Ore. (UP) This city's police station is believed to be the only one that ever had a "brush fire" in it. The "brush" consisted of two hair brushes that had been left in a sterilizer which had boiled dry. Damage 15 cents. Father Flanagan Condemns System of Handling Boys Speaking at Presbyterian Banquet, Head of Boys Town Tells . of Rehabilitating-. LINCOLN, Jan. 26 (UP) Father E. J. Flanagan, who founded Boys Town, last night condemned the present system of dealing with de linquent boys as "rotten to the core" at a Father and Son banquet at West minster Presbyterian church here. Father Flanagan said one-tenth of the present cost of crime, if used constructively along the line of the Boys Town project, would solve the problem of rehabilitating so-called delinquent boys'. He pointed out that citizens do not flinch at paying the 16 billion dollar annual crime bill and do nothing to establish a system of prevention. The Boys Town founder favored a system built along the lines of a CCC camp, where offending youths could have an opportunity to express them selves. He said they would not be prisoners under this setup and could earn their way back to respectability. He said the system at Boys Town wasn't ideal, but said officials were trying to get at the heart of the trouble for each boy. Father Flana gan flayed parents for taking their responsibilities too lightly, adding that "the unspoiled child was born and loaned by God for training. Par ents have the responsibility of bring ing them up." PARCEL POST DELIVEEY TO START MONDAY, JAN. 30 Delivery of bulky parcel post pack ages, those larger than a shoe box and weighing more than four pounds. will be placed in effect at the Platts mouth post office Btarting Monday, Jan. 30, 1939. Delivery will auto matically be made to all patrons re ceiving their mail by city carrier, at the present time. In order to benefit by this ser vice, all patrons who receive their mail in general delivery, who could receive it on a city route should or der their mail deln'ered by city car rier. Parcel post mail for patrons resid ing within the city delivery limits who receive mail through rented boxes will be delivered to a desig nated street address by carrier upon written request. Carriers are not required to deliver mail to offices located above the first floor of buildings not equipped with elevators, with the exception of reg istered, insured, C.O.D., and special delivery articles which must be de livered to the addressee or his au thorized agent in person, without re gard to the floor on which his office or apartment is located. With the understanding that heavy or bulky packages of mail of any class shall be delivered asaddressed, it will benefit patrons to have their street address placed on all packages addressed to them. MAIL CARRIERS DRIVE HUSKIES ON INTO ARCTIC CHURCHILL. Man. ( UP) Dog team racing in Manitoba may be a thing of the past, but there are still men and dogs capable of standing up to the rigors of a northern win ter. Somewhere between Churchill and Repulse Bay, 600 miles northward in the Arctic. Oscar Sigurdson and a companion ate trotting behind their teams of huskies and keeping care ful watch over a heavy load of Arctic mail. The two men left Churchill on Jan. 5, and plan to mush to Eskimo Point, 180 miles north of Churchill, where the mail may be taken over by relay drivers from the R.C.M.P., if weather gets too severe. Ultimately, however, the letters and packages will be delivered to their destinations at Churchill, Baker Lake, Wager Inlet, and Repulse Bay. KANSAS MILK COWS PAY 6 PCT. ON INVESTMET TOPEKA, Kan. (UP) -Dairying ic recommended by II. E. Docile, Kan sas state dairy commissioner, as a paying business. He pointed out that during the drouth years when other farm income was at a low ebb and little if any dividends were being de lared by big-corporations, the aver age Kansas milk cow paid 6 per cent annually on her investment. In the eight-year period from 1030 to 1937, IJodgtt said Kansas cows' products grossed $41,000,000 a year; or 36 per cent of the Value of the wheat crop for the same period. PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL Elmwood News I am prepared to do your Harness Work promptly and at reasonable prices. A. J. TOOL, Murdock. It A new floor has been placed in the Woodman hall, as the old one had become worn and rough. Frank L. Edwards and Sterling Coatman of Alvo were business call-' ers in Elmwood Monday. Miss Inne Plymale, who is em ployed at Mom's Pantry, local cafe, visited over Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Plymale of Ashland. George Lenz shipped two truck loads of fine cattle to the South Om aha live stock market last Monday, receiving a very satisfactory price lor the same. Mitchell Shalley of Omaha was a visitor in Elmwood over Sunday, re turning to his work in the metrop olis early Monday morning. Ed ErneH has been elected to the position of Noble Grand of the local I. O. O. F. lodge to fill vacancy caus ed by failure of the regularly elected N. G. to qualify, he being lo?ated in the west. Mrs. Carl Schneider. Elmwood postmistress, visited Iier husband at Lexington over the week end, re turning home Tuesday morning. Set Dates for Celebration The successful manner in which Elmwood put over its Golden Jubilee celebration last fall, has prompted the people of the community to begin laying plans for a similar celebration again this year, the dates of which have been set for August 23, 24 and 25. Committees are now busy with the preliminary plans and expect to furnish the people with plenty of good and wholesome entertainment these three days. Let everyone keep the dates in mind and get behind the committee to make this second en tertainment a grand success. Visiting in Missouri Orvill'? J. Miller, who has been driving one of the delivery trucks of the Elmwood Farmers Oil company, accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Gertrude Hayes, departed for south ern Missouri, where they expect to remain for a month or more, visiting friends. During Mr. Miller's absence, L. J. Hayes will drive the oil truck. Tour Celebrate Birthdays Tuesday. January 24, marked the birthdays of four Elmwood people, Charles West. Loren Dennis. Mrs. Fannie Frisbey and Mrs. Joseph Parriott, all of whom celebrated the occasion very quietly. Entertained Bridge Club Mr. and -Mrs. Emil Rosenow en tertained the members of the More Intelligent Bridge club one evening 'last week. Refreshments were serv ed as a climax to the evening's en tertainment. Ronald Schlichtemeier and Alley Clement were the win ners. Married Thirty-One Years Mr. and Mrs. Charles West quietly celebrated their thirty-first wedding anniversary at their home last Sun day. They were united in marriage January 15, 190S, the bride being the former Miss Maude Remaley. The marriage lines were read by Rev. Cyrus Alton, then pastor of the Elmwood Christian church. Mr. and Mrs. West have made their home here during all the years of their wedded life and have been active in everything aimed for the betterment of the community. Three children came to bless their r.nion, Gladys, a daughter, who resides in Lincoln; Kenneth, who has followed in the footsteps of his father as a barber, and Claude, who is engaged in the trucking business. The Journal joins the manr friends of Mr. and Mrs. West in extending congratulations and best wishes for many more years of happy and successful wedded life, as they journay together along life's pathway. Old Resident Dies in Lincoln Robert H. Wall, age 81, died at the home of his son, Frank Wall, in Lincoln last Sunday. His death oc curred peacefully as he slept, and was not discovered until members of the family went to summon him for the morning meal. Mr. Wall was a former Elmwood resident and lived near here for many years, while he was engaged in farming. After the death of his wife some years ago, he went to Lincoln to make his home with his son. who operates a bus line there. He had been in failing health for some time, and his death, although not unexpected, came as a sudden shock to members of the family. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon at the Methodist church in Elmwood, conducted by j Rev. F. E. Sala, a former pastor of j the church here, of which Mr. Wall was a member Burial was in the,J. Elmwood cemetery. A large number of friends and old time acquaintances attended the funeral to pay a last tribute of honor to one whom they had known and respected for many years. Mr. Wall leaves to mourn his de- parture five sons, one daughter, two brothers and a sister. The cLildren are: Robert C. Wall, of Unadilla; James T. Wall, of Eagle; Roy Wall, of Elmwood; Richard E. Wall, of Lincoln; Frank C. Wall, also of Lin coln, and Mrs. Zella Devene, who re sides at Centralia, Washington. The brothers are James D. of Lincoln and William O. of Eagle, and the sister, Mrs. Eleanor Dixon of Berkeley, Cali fornia. SCHMELING WANTS MORE PARIS, Jan. 28 (U P) Max Schmeling, still convinced his one round knockout by Joe Louis last June was a fluke, sailed for the United States today determined to avenge that defeat. "I am Joe Louis' master. I proved it once, and I'll prove it again," the cx-hcavj weight titlcholder said in an interview with the United 'Press on the eve of his departure for New York aboard the Normandie. "I will never quit with that defeat in my record. I don't care about the mor.cy, but I can lick Joe Louis.' I did it onse and I will do it again. I want to show my American friends that Max Schmeling is as good as ever." Would Fight Moxie PHTT .rr!T PTTT A . Jan 2R (UP) j Herman Taylor, Phildelphia boxing promoter, today sought to match Tony Balento, N. J.- tavern keeper, and Max Schmelinp, former heavyweight champion, for a June clash at Muni cipal Stadium here, providing- Galentc was not drafted for a Joe Louis fight. Taylor conferred with Mike Jacobs Madison Square Garden fight impres ario, at New York yesterday and re portedly demanded that the Louis Galento match be; held in Phildelphia on a co-promotional basis, similar tc that between Jacobs and Taylor for the Louis-Al Ettore fight here. It was understood that Jacobs de clined to use the barrel-like Galentc in a championship bout unless he could control his destinies thereafter. REED ANSWERS CRITICS LINCOLN, Jan. 27 (UP) Ferry Reed answered criti;ims of his ac tivities as secretary of the state board of agriculture today with the declaration that "I have no apologies to make for my conduct since I have been tecretary." Reed, secretary since 1933 was re elected by a two-vote margin this week at the annual meeting of the board of agriculture and the state association of county fair managers. The latter organization had opposed the "steam roller" and "self per petuating" tendencies of the board and criticized its administration of the state fair. Reed said that "as secretary of the board of agriculture I do not have a vote on the board of managers and have never tried to influence the board in regard to what policies they shall adopt in management of the fair." Reed declared that critics of the fair have failed to consider handi caps caused by drouth. ROOSEVELT VERY PUPULAR NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UP) The Coys Tthletic league announced, to day that 50,000 New York children between the ages of six and sixteen had voted Hitler the most hated man in the world today, closely followed by Musolini. President Roosevelt was ranked the most loved, just above God. The two dictators received 88 per cent of the boys' votes and 9S per cent of those cast by girls. In third place the boys placed the devil, followed by Stalin and Franco. The boys gave President Roosevelt 39 per cent of their votes for the most beloved man. God got 22 per cen. George Washington and Abraham Lin coln received 15 per cent. The girls gave President Roosevelt 47 per cent ar.d God 24 per cent. TAKE CHURCH MONEY BERLIN, Jan. 23 (UP) Author itative sources said today that auth orities a week ago confiscated from all Catholic churches in Berlin the money which had been collected for a "priests' relief fund," the Catholic equivalent of the government's winter relief scheme. Phone news items to 1S. C. SHIPPING CLERK TO PRESIDENT CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UP) Thomas Carney, a Sears-Roebuck & Co. em- ployee since he got his first job in the shipping room thirty-seven years ago, was elected president today by the board of directors. Carney, a vice-president in charge of operations since 1930 succeeds General Robert E. Wood who was named chairman of the board of di rectors. . The directors voted a dividend of 75c per share payable March 10 to stockholders of record February 10. Carney went to work as a tempor ary employee for the Christmas rush in 1902. The company was his first and only employer. First Shipments Nebraska Cattle Made to Europe Research Workers Discover That the First Direct Shipments of Cattle Were in 1890. In August ISftO, say research work ers of the Federal Writers' Project, YVPA, Cox Brothers. Hamilton coun- tv, made the first direct shipment oi Nebraska cattle to Europe. There were 601 head and a profit of $5,500 over the Chicago market was claim ed, leading other Nebraskans to ship directly and keep the profit for them selves. A second lot of 513 cattle was shipped in August 1891, from Lin coln to Liverpool, where they were sold within three days and netted $3,000 over the Chicago market. The success of these shipments resulted in a larger movement the following spring. In March, 1892, seventy-nine cars, or nearly 1,300 head averaging 1, 625 pounds, were shipped from Ful- lerton to England. "The cars were decorated with banners telling where the stock was from and where it was going. Another shipment of 23 cars from Nance county went to Glasgow. But ler and Seward counties made a com bined shipment of 64 cars to Liver pool, and the Superior Cattle com pany shipped 11 cars to the same destination. Langworthy and Unitt, of Seward, exported 400 head about thi3 same time. Other feeders, primarily at the in stigation of the Lincoln shippers, Mitchell and Morton, sent cattle di rectly to Europe. Although these direct shipments continued through 1892, it later became more profit able to ship to Chicago and Omaha. WARNS OF ANTHRAX DANGER DES MOINES, la., Jan. 28 (UP) Dr. Walter L. Bierring, state health commissioner, today warned lowans that shaving brushes carrying an thrax infection have been told re cently in the state. He said persons using the brushes were in danger of contracting the diseases. The brushes, he added, were distributed by a St. Paul whole sale house to variety stores and pharmacies in Iowa. They were labeled "Japan 332," and some were maked "Imperial Sterilized" or "Obe lisk Sterilized." Bierring said he was informed by Dr. M. E. Barnes, director of the state hygienic laboratory at Iowa City, that five of eight lots of brushes rccived from Iowa stores and tested for anthrax were infected with the disease. FIRST UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS LINCOLN. Jan. 27 (UP) The first Nebraska unemployment com pensation benefit check was presented by Governor R. L. Cochran today to Harry Mooney, Jr. of Lincoln. Money was dismissed by a farm Machinery equipment firm last No vember because of insufficient busi ness. The check was for $15 and he will receive similar checks for seven checks if he continues with out employment. "I'm mighty glad to get this check," Mooney told the governor, "it means a lot." Approximately 3,500 checks aver aging 510 each were mailed today to persons who filed eligible claim3 for unemployment benefits during the first week of January. TO WORK FOR APPROPRIATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UP) Twenty western senators today pro posed to introduce an amendment which would increase the house de ficiency appropriation for insect and plant disease control from ?2,000,OOC to $6,000,000. The amendment cannot be debated until the deficiency bill is reported to the senate from the house. Women's Clubs to Aid Planting Shelter Belt Will Joia Forestry Service in Mak ing State Conscious of Need for More Tree. GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Jan. 28 (Special) The Nebraska Federation of Women's clubs are planning a tree planting and beautification pro jiram for the rural Bchool grounds of (he area, according' to Mia. S. A. Lutgen of Wayne, Nebraska, presi dent of the third district. Shade trees, shrubs, vines, and hardy flow ers plus a few demonstration tree windbreaks will be planted. The program, which is getting un der way this spring was originally conceived by Mrs. Lutgen and it is being considered as a state-wide project by Mrs. Walter Kie:hel, presi dent of the state federation. It is hoped that the showing this year will arouse interest enough to carry the work to completion in years to come, thus removing Nebraska from the list of states in the Great Plains where more than ninety per cent of the 29.000 rural schools are com pletely at the mercy of the continu ous winds which frequently whip up into blizzards in winter and sand storms in spring and fall. State Superintendent C. W. Tay lor, A. L. Burnham, executive sec retary of the Nebraska Teachers" association, district presidents of the Teachers' association, county super intendents, and niany civic organiz ations are cooperating with the Fed- oration of Women's clubs. The aid of the forest service of the U. S. de partment of agriculture has been enlisted to help get the work off to h good start, and this spring the forest service will assist by planting wo demonstration windbreaks in Antelope, Wayne, Cedar, Madison, Pierce, Boone, Knox, Colfax, Platte, Nance, and Stanton counties in ad dition to the beautification or land scape plantings made by the Women's clubs. These wirdbreaks will comsist of a planting around the school yard of the same general type of the field shelterbelts which the forest service j regularly plants on farms. I In charge of the work in each county will be a committee consist ing of the president and past presi dent of the county federation, the c unty conservation chairman, and ihe county superintendent, with a Icrcst service officer as adviser. The county committees will determine the schools where planting is to be done, complete agreements for planting and'furnish a design of the plantings, and arrange for soil preparation of the area to be planted, for excluding livestock from the area planted, and for the cultivation and care of the plants. Insofar as practicable, it is said, school children will plant the trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers and care fcr them. In this way the youngsters will gain a working knowledge of the principles of plant culture of the? plains which in turn can be ap plied to their homes. In addition, it is pointed out, the plantations will be valuable textbooks for the chil dren in the study of trees and flow ers in respect to their value in the Plains States, as well as showing patrons of the school what can be accomplished. E0UNTY FOR OIL WELL LINCOLN, Jan. 27 (UP) A bill te increase the state bounty for dis covery of the first commercial oil well in Nebraska from f 15,000 to 575.000 was passed up on general file because the labor and public weltare committee report was not ready. One of the measures advanced to the committee on enrollment an 'I review was LB 35, by Senator Joseph Iceavi.i to fix the salary of deputy district court clerks at half of th- clerk's salary. Senator John Medoka opposed the bill, taying it would re sult in decreased employment of de puties by the counties. His motion to kill the measure was defeated 26 to . DR. BENES HERE SOON CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UP) Presi dent Robert M. Ilutchins of the Un iversity of Chicago announced today that Dr. Edouard Benes, former presi dent of Czechoslovakia, will join the University faculty Feb. 20. Benes, now resting in London, will sail from Southhampton England, next Thursday and will arrive in New York Feb. 8. He will arrive at Chi cago Feb. 15. Hutchins said Benes will give ten weekly lectures for students, three public lectures, and conduct a semina for advance students in the political science department.