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Members Authorized Concerted Action to Maintain Rightful Place in Social, Civic Life of City Stressed By Rev. Ubald Laurion 1 Y4 I i Thirty new members were en I rolled by the Franco-American Social club at a general meeting last night at the club hall. Father Laurlon was the principal speaker and stressed the needs of concerted actions on the part of the Franfco Amerlcans of the city to maintain their rightful place in the domestic social and civic life of Waterbury. Father Laurion also reminded the audience of the pride of their race which can be maintained only by unity In thought and action by the various French societies of the city. Edmond H. Thlbault, actual president of the club, pledged his ^ cooperation with the reorganlza ’ tlon committee and assured the audience he was far more Inter ested in the success of the move than in deriving any personal glory from this new federation. i The finance committee reported having elected their officers who are: Chairman Hay Mathleuz, vice chairman, Eddy Larlvee; secretary, Maurice Gagnon; treasurer, Joseph LeComte. Others on this commit tee are: Dr. Edgar G. Adams, Os car Lamy, Alfred J. Vallerand, Ar thur Theroux, Ralph Barll and Albert Poulin. This committee re ported that voluntary donations ■were mounting rapidly and that It was prepared to start a canvass if the executive committee so de sired. Donations amounting to $.05 were turned in last night, making a total to date of $880. Donor* last night arc: Dr. Charles H. Audct, Albert Choulnard, Fred Lolselle, Dr. Leon Phaneuf and Father Laurion. Two anonymous contributions were received. The following societies Invited the executive committee to speak befc.e their meeting: Foresters, Children of Mary, Dames de St. Anne, St. Jean-Baptist and Cana do-Americalne. It was voted to increase the ex ecutive committee and all societies represented In the audience were requested to designate two of their members to act as their represen tatives. William Doucette was named to the public relations com mittee. New members received by the social club are: Mrs. Eugene Phaneuf, Albert > Lanevllle, Camlle Ledouz, Donat Belanger, Antonie Diamond, Lucien Trepanler, Albert Houle, Joseph La Croix, Valero Choulnard, Louis Boisvert, Nap Chouinard, Louis Boisvert, Na poleon Duhamel, Albert Manseau, Joseph Cyr, Romll Robert, M. O. Gallpeau, Emile Leconte, Hervey Michault, Vatmore Bernier, Ellslo Blaslolo, Elphrcge Vanasse, Ray mond Grenier, Zephlrln Bisallon, Mrs. T. O. Thlbauit, Miss Eline Fecteau, Alphonse Roblchaud, Jo seph Nobert, Mrs. Aurore Belle ville, Louis D. Lagasse, Mrs. Ce cils Mathleux, Mrs. Alice Cusson, Mrs. Edmond H. Thlbauit, Mrs. Oliva Gellnas and Onlsime Pron ovost. Republicans Facing Worst Fight Of All (Continued from Page 1) can workers” organization. The fight will be directed against the hand-picking ot convention dele gates and candidates tor the g. o. p. ticket. Yesterday afternoon’s meeting of the republican town committee was serene on the surface, but the un dercurrent was directly the oppo site. In the first place, Chairman Palomba yesterday morning called up members of the town committee whom he knows are not sympathet ic with his or publisher Pape’s tac tics and told them they did not have to attend the town committee session because only the dates for the primaries and conventions were to be held. Chairman Palom bg did not call up those who arc behin 1 him on the town commit teg. He hoped, It was asserted to day, to flood the committee meet ing with his own backers and those sympathetic with the Pape gang in general and then pull something "fast” that he had up hja sleeve. Serenity Was Forced However, the anti - Palomba Pape members of the committee sensed the Intent of the Pape gang and attended the meeting. The session had to be serene because, there were enough of the unti-Papc group present to make it so. The names "anti-steering com mittee” and "republican workers” adopted by the regular republicans opposed to the Pape-Palomba Larkin forces are only tentative ones. Further plans for the bitter primary battle next Monday night tliat will tear the local g. o. p. or ganization asunder In the test of who shall rule, Pape and the “steering committee” or the actual workers, will be made late today, tomorrow, and Friday. The group opposed to the Pape gang plans to support Major John M. Burrall for the mayoralty nom ination. However, they have risen up In protest against the Pape controlled "steering committee” move In practically picking the rest of the ticket before the primaries or conventions are held and in "stuffing” the primary lists of delegates with persons favorable to their dictates. Never Won An Flection "We have 'had steering com mittees in the republican party for the past 15 years and have never won an election," declared one leading republican this morn ing. "It is time that the actual workers of the party bo given an opportunity to go honestly into the primaries and Into the con ventions and pick a slate of can didates that will win." It was algo learned today that members of the “steering commit tee” have begun bringing pressure to bear on Town Chairman Pa lomba to keep as many Italians as possible off the g. o. p. ticket the Pape gang wants. In past years, the “steering committee” claims, too many Italians have been on the ticket and this year they have received the promise of Attorney Palomba that he will do his bit to keep as many of his race as possible off the ticket, according to reports. As a result it Is doubt ful If ex-Alderman Pasquale Per riello will be given a chance to get on the ticket for the board of aldermen. The Bteerlng committee Is also understood to have turned “thumbs down” on William Kol beck, well known Brooklynite. Alderman Dropped The order has gone out that Aldermen Joseph Wilhelm, C. Arthur DuBols and Oeorge King ston are not to be given renomlna tlon by the Pape gang. Burton Walker, who was seeking a place on the board of aldermen In the place of Aldermen Simeon Nichols, has also been given the stamp of disapproval by the Pape-controlled "steering committee.” William Curtis and William Cambigue are being strongly back ed for the board of aldermen. It Is definitely knqwn that the Pape gang has decided to drop Judge Harry J. Beardsley from the board of education. The heads of two other republican members of this board are also said to be on the “steering committee” chopping block merely waiting for the axe to fall. The tickets for the primaries must be in the hands of James A. White, secretary of the g. o. p. town committee, by 6 o’clock Fri day evening. The two sets of dele gates will show the local republi can organization to be widely spilt. TWO FIRES QUELLED A rubbish fire In the rear of 28G Bank street was quelled in short order by firemen at noon today. Engine 10 answered an alarm at 11:49 and was buck on duty at 12:14. The fire, on property owned by the West Hide Havings Bank, was in a brick Incinerator. A neglected bonfire was given as the cause by Fire Marshul Den Lahey. Five hundred farmers and work ers plan to scale Kazeb mountain, Europe’s loftiest peak, In a body. mm THURSDAY BAIKi.MN DAY SPECIALS Hens are some real low prices on the better grades of foods, for the thrifty sliop|ier «t tile Big Market — 14-20 North Muln St. BUTTER i Ol'H BKST 02 SCORE MOHICAN MEADOW ItltOOR HICH OLD SHARP CHEESE.1b 29c 2T CHICKEN DINNER 1 Fresh Fowl — 2 Ihs Tomatoes — 2 ll»n Potatoes — 1 Loaf Bread—1 Soup Hunch A Big .Meal for 5 Peoph^^^^ALl^KOH Host Steer SlltLOIN, ROUND Or SIIOltT STEAKS.ft 29c 69 c BISCUIT Our Regular 14e Size—Fresh from the Ovens SNOW FLAKE CHKAM FltOSTFD ASST. CUP CAKES.doz. 17c PORK & BEANS * The Famous Cumpliell Pack FRESH SLICED STEAK COD. .ft CANS 10c PEACHES 1S« Fancy Jersey Yellow Klhortas _ Wrapped Waldorf Toilet TISSUE. . . . 4 rolls 16c Franco-American Club Reorganizing I —Thoma* Studio. —Thomaa Studio. _ ALBERT POULIN JOSEPH LECOMTE HENRY MATHIEU Secretary Treasurer Executive CANCELLATION OF OIL GRANT HELPS (Continued from Page X.) to abandon the project and had no tified the Emperor Haile Selassie. Thus ended, apparently, the near-participation by American in terests in the Italo-Ethioplan con flint which many European states men fear threatens a general Euro pean conflagration. Revealed Secret Hull said, George S. Walden, chairman, and H. Dundas, vice president, of the Standard Vacuum Company, had called at the state department upon their own initia tive and revealed their company was the owner of the vast oil con cession granted the African Ex ploration and Development Com pany, a subsidiary. State department officials made no secret of the fact that they re garded the call of Walden and Dundas as a stroke of luck for the department. Until they arrived lit tle or nothing was known concern ing the real financial affiliations of the African Expdoratlon and De velopmnet Company, a Delaware corporation. Three Nations Convene. Geneva, Sept. 4—(UP)—Great Britain, France and Italy entered a League of Nations council meet ing today agreed on the first prob lem to be considered in the Itallan Ethioplan dispute. Anthony Eden of Britain, Pierre Laval of France and Baron Pom peo Aloisl of Italy, at a hotel con ference decided that Eden should submit to the council a Joint report on the failure of negotiations at Paris at which the three countries tried to settle the dispute between Italy and Ethiopia. It was agreed that after the report, Eden, Laval and Aloisl ^n turn should make brief statements of position. Dr. Gaston Jeze, rep resenting Ethiopia, may also speak. If time permitted, it was agreed, Aloisl then should present Italy’s ense a memorandum of more than 100 pages. Otherwise tho memor andum will be submitted tomorrow. Many Conferences. Conferences of all sorts preceded the meeting at which the council came to grips at last with the crisis which has threatened to up set the whole postwar peace struc ture of Europe. Laval and Eden conferred. Then Aloisl Joined them. Later Eden saw Dr. Jeze, Stanley Bruce of Austra lia and Joaqulm de Vasconcelios of Portugal, representing their coun tries on the council. What seemed to be the most feverish activity in recent league history resigned in the league cor ridors and in hotel lobbies. Scores of detectives protectively trailed statesmen and watched in hotels and railway stations for possible terrorists. Batteries of photogra phers grouped every where and as fast as they pictures were taken, airplanes sped off to ail capitals and to transAtlantlc ports with them. League members welcomed the announcement that the state de partment had obtained cancellation of tho Standard Oil concession in Ethiopia. They felt it clears the iWmnunhprA find f>Iimlnn.tf>H mi.Hlin dorstandlng which might have com plicated the council's work. Some believed It strengthened Britain's hand, because it proves tho concession was granted solely to Amerlcuns, so that the Italians could not charge the British with merely pursuing seltlsh aims while pretending to defend the covcenant. The memorandum said Ethiopia still owes Italy 840,000 lire ($68, 460) for munitions purchased shortly before the drafting of the 1930 Itullun-Ereneh-British treatly regulating the Importation of arms Into Ethiopia. The total value of such pur chases. the memorandum said, was 1.900.000 lire ($154,860) in sup plies ''which the Negus is now threatening to use against Italy." They included 4.000 militia rifles, 1.000 machetes, 34 machine guns. 50 automatic pistols, 360 automatic rifles and 3,000,000 rounds of am munition. Charges of Italy. Borne, Kept. 4—(UP)—The Ital ian memorandum on Ethloplu, to be submitted to the League Coun cil at Geneva, charges Ethiopia “openly, wilfully and systematl-” cally has violated all Its pledges and treaties with Itay, It was dis closed today. The memorandum said the Ethiopian violations appeur to be in accordance with a well-fixed program. An 18-page summary of the me morandum was made public. It affirmed that Ethiopia continuous ly has trampled with Impunity on Italian diplomatic and consular representatives fob 40 conseeutlvc years. ✓ Ethiopia also was blamed for endangering the lives arid property of Kalian sulijeets, whose efforts and Initiative of un economic char acter have been permanently Im peded. The memorandum said there have been frequent attempts on the lives and property of Italian subjects In their own territory. Ethiopia was blamed for refus ing to delimit the frontiers of the Italian colonies, which has resulted In "Illicit occupation of Italian ter ritories by Ethiopia.” Ethloplu. the memorandum al leged, has imported a large quant ity of war materials In the past few years, and the supply hus been augmented by smuggling, which has Increased considerably In those years. People of Britain have paid $2,802,601),090 for Nutionnl Savings Certificates, Hurricane Sweeps Camps Of Veterans (Continued from Page 1) sign of life. Hotels, hospitals, houses, and docks were gone— blown or flooded away. "There was no sign of the vet erans' camps where hundreds of men lived," she said. “There was no sign of life or buildings from Grassy Key to Xslamorado and Me tacombe Key. Most of Metacombe was covered with water. “We looked for the train sent to evacuate the veterans. We could only see something that may have been half a car. “Large parts of the Florida East Coast railroad trestle were gone. Bridges were gone and docks van ished. “The Carabe Colony hotel and Metacombe hotel were swept out of existence. The hospital was gone." Coast Guards Itcport It Washington, Sept. 4.—(UP)— FKRA camps Nos. 1 and 6 on the Matecumbe Keys In the Florida hurricane belt were reduced to a mass of wreckage, the coast guard reported to-day after an aerial survey. Two coast guard air planes left Miami at 5:50 a. m. to day to survey the federal emergen cy relief camps for veterans on the upper and lower Metacombe Keys. Communication to the camps hous ing several hundred veterans have been cut off since the hurricane struck yesterday. The report said: “Camp No. 1 on upper Mateconibe Key completely demolished. Engine only thing left standing on track. All build ings wrecked." "Camp No. 5 on lower Matecombe Key reduced to wreckage. No buildings left stand ing.” It was not possible to de termine definitely from the air whether any of the camp resi dents had been killed, but from ap pearances It was feared the loss of life would be heavy. One report was brought out from the Islands that 400 to 600 veterans had been killed.' The coast guard was un able to verify this report. Undertaker At Scene Miami, Sept. 4—(UP)—Between 400 and 600 were killed by the hur ricane nt the Veteran's Camp on upper Metacombe Key, Jack Combs a Miami undertaker sent there to supervise collection of bodies, re ported by wireless to the Red Cross today. Combs reported that If deaths In other parts of the Florida Keys had been proportionally as large, the disaster might prove worse than the Belle Glade hurricane of 1926 that took 2,000 lives. fnmhn hfir! ilist finished tL rloSC inspection of the camp which housed more than GOO war ceterans employed by the KEilA on a road making project from the mainland to Key West. Short wave messages from this camp last night saying 75 had been killed, gave first intimations of the tragic dimensions of the disaster. Two of Seven Hundred Miami, Fla., Sept. 4—(UP) — Two survivors of nearly 700 war veterans In camp on Metacombe Key told the Miami Beach Dally Tribune that 505 men wore killed In yesterday’s hurricane und 47 are missing. The Tribune said in a copyrighted story that the two sur vivors shouted across an Impassable inlet to a correspondent that 250 men were injured on the key. "It was at the three veterans’ rehabilitation corps camps—Num ber: 1, 3 and 5—at Metacombe Key that the worst casualties occurred,” the Tribune said. “Five hundred veterans, including four corps doc tors, were killed, 120 injured— many seriously—and the remaining 45 of the colony of men and offi cers arp missing.’’ Homes Battened Down Tampa, Florldu, September 4j (UP) — Uesldents along northern Florida's west" coast “battened down" to day to meet the shock of the hurricane which swept southern Florida. Borne along by a 70 mile an hour wind, the tropical storm moved up the coast after battering this area. Subsiding winds here allowed a hurried check of destruc tion. No deaths were reported in the Tampa section but trees were uprooted and small buildings were unroofed. The hurricane lashed St. Peters burg. Two fishermen, Jesse Olea lon and Virgil Pegg, were missing in their small boat. Advance warnings sent several hundred other crafts to safety. By 10 a. m., B.D.T., winds at Tampa had subsided to 20 miles an hour, but Clearwater and St. Petersburg reported a 70-mlle gale. Communication lines were down at Sarasota. The storm’s center was reported about 80 miles north of Tampa at 8 a. m., B.D.T., moving In a path that paralleled the West Florida coast. In the wake of the storm were disrupted communication wires. Communication companies said their line were either cut entirely or badly Impaired at Cedar Key, Sarasota. St. Petersburg, Clear water, Brandenton, Palmetto, Mur dock, Boco Grande, Ft. Springs, Limestone, Arcadia, Frost Proof, Wlnterhaven and Lake Wales. Weather Warning Miami, Flu., September 4 —(UP) _ The Miami Bureau of the Fed eral Hurricane Warning System Is sued the following advisory warn ing at 9:30 a. m. Southeast storm warnings or dered north of Jacksonville to New Bern, N. C. Tropical disturbance of hurrlcene intensity approaching Cedar Keys. Florida, moving north ward. “It will croufi coaat line near Cedar Keys middle forenoon with Bomewhat decreased Intensity, probably reaching gale force. Hur ricane warnings displayed north of Tampa to Carrabelle, and south east storm warnings north of West Palm Beach to Jacksonville." Traveling North Tampa, Fla, September 4 — (UP; — Continuing its northerly direction with winds of 70 miles velocity, the center of the tropical hurricane was estimated to be 80 miles north or here at 8 a. m., EDT., or approximately opposite Cedar Keys. The Tampa weather bureau said the storm continued its course of paralleling the west coast of Flor ida as It held over the Gulf of Mexico. Okay at Tampa Washington, September 4 — CUP) — American Hed Cross headquarters were Informed today that "everything la okay” at Tam pa, Fla., but that St Petersburg appeared to have been cut off from communication as a result of the hurricane. George Myer, Red Cross repre sentative at Tampa, said he had been unable to communicate with St. Petersburg. He said he and an assistant planned to journey to the city. Kveryone Saved Miami, Sept. 4—(UP)—The spe cial train which had been sent to the Florida Keys to evacuate war veterans working on highway proj ects, was overturned by waves but everyone was saved, according to a wireless message received at Red Cross headquarters here today. The message said: "Relief train that went for camps 1, 3 and 5 had to stop be low number 1, and 20 or 25 men got aboard. A short dlstnce from the camp the train was overturned by waves. All were saved by H. R. Ulecson and J. J. Cunningham, who were on the train.” Meantime, Florida Bast Coast railroad officials sought informa tion concerning one of their crack trains, the Havana Special which left for Key West to meet a pas senger boat from Cuba, Monday morning and failed to return. The train was due back Monday night. Pilot A. G. Persons, Pan-Ameri can pilot, who flew over the Keys, reported sighting a train with en gine No. 451 "Okay on Vaca Key. ’ This was the engine number of the Havana Special, railroad olticluls said. Muy uc auu iicuu Jacksonville, Flu., Sept. 4—(UP) —FKKA oHlcials here today ex pressed fear that the hurricane may have taken a toll o£ 300 lives among veterans working on high way projects In the Florida Keys. Found 80 Dead Washington, Sept. 4—(UP)— I,ast minute telephone reports to the American Itcd Cross today showed 80 persons dead In the area near upper Metaconiiie Key, south ot Miami, as a result o£ the Flor ida hurricane. Kelie£ workers at the Miami chapter of the Red Cross tele phoned headquarters here they had discovered and brought to Miami 1&0 injured, many of them in se rious condition. They reported 30 Injured had been taken to the Jackson Memo rial hospitul and 100 to the Home stead hospital, both in Miami. Many o£ the injured had broken bliThe Miami relief workers said they were working south of the city in the upper Metucombe re gion. A held unit of doctors and nurses from the Homestead hos pital was Instructed to proceed Im mediately to the area In which vet erans camps numbers 1 and 0 are located. • in their report, the Miami workers said that the unit had not yet been able to reach the veterans’ quarters. rAootNliLKb Anb STILL ON BOARD (Continued from Page 1.) Dixie was safe unless the seas rise again. Four Vessels Near Four vessels stodo by, their fun nels and musts conveying messages of reassurance to those on the Dixie across the still fast running seas. They were the United Fruit liners X.imon and Platano, the K1 Occidents, bIho a Southern Pacific boat, and the turiker Reaper. They hoped to lower their boats before noon to start taking oft the Dixie's passengers, but awaited tho com mand of Captain Sundstrom. The wind had veered to south and west und had greatly lessened in the velocity. The Dixie, enroute to New York from New Orleans on her regular run, was blown onto the reef Mon day night by the same hurricane that devastated the Florida Keys. Her situation was so perilous that her master sent repeated HOB calls. Yesterday, as the rescue vessels reached her and as she withstood the furious pounding of the seas, her peril grew less grave. It was believed that all passeng ers ant a part of the crew would be taken oft and landed at Miami, where Red Cross facilities were ready to care for several passeng ers reported Injured. Balcage tugs Grieve, Bisset & Holland, Inc. NU-TONE Dry Cleansing Cleans Cleaner Believln* that we hav. mad. a chan*, for th. bettor In Oar Dry Cleaneln* Department — ** Intro duce to our patron* th* NU-TONE method of cleaneln*. 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The hurricane meantime, whirled it more than 70 miles an hour up Florida’s west coast, passing over he rlch-frult-growlng areas of Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. At last reports the storm was 80 miles north of Tampa. Residents ilong the west coast, informed :hrough press reports of the hurrl :ane's fury to the south, "battened lown” to meet the shock of the ’blow”. All shipping In the area was suspended. All Agencies at Work AH the resources of national, state and private relief agencies were mobilized to aid the stricken sonc. The army, the navy, the na tional Red Cross and state groups rushed rescue parties to the Keys. The horror of the scenes In the Keys was graphically related to the United Press by Harry Gaskin, a veteran employed on the Meta :ombc project. Brought to Jack son Memorial hospital here, Kas kln, bruised and lacerated, told of seeing the hurricane lift a hospi tal 60 feet Into the air and deposit It In a heap three blocks away. He believed the death toll In some of the camps would be exceedingly high. It was Impossible for the present to estimate the number of Injured, but olllcials feared the figure would run Into the hundreds. Many Places Silent Many communities on the Keys, particularly Islamorado and lower Metacombe, had not been heard from but on the basis of accounts by survivors, officials feared the death toll Is "possibly great." At Tavernier, on Key Largo, nearest the mainland, the Red Cross estimated at least 100 killed. The coast guard's first estimate of dead at veterans’ camp num ber 1, on upper Metacombe Key, was 76. But Undertaker Juck Combs estimated it as between 400 and 600. Marathon reported one dcud. Ten were reported killed on Plantation Key. Scenes of Horror First eye-witness reports from the low-lying chain of land dots extending from the mainland to Key West all told of scenes of the greatest horror. Red Cross officials received a report from Tavernier, a tiny fishing hamlet on Key Lar go, that 100 died there. Seemingly authentic reports from Rock Hur bor on Metacombe Key suld 75 will then attempt to pull her off the reef and escort her to the nearest ship yard for repairs. Water In Hold New York, Sept. 4—(UP)—The No. 2 hold of the liner Dixie, grounded off the Florida coast. Is filling with water, a messuge from the stricken ship advised line offi cials today. The radio, received at 10:40 a. m„ E. D. T., said: "Warbler arrived 7 a. m. No. 2 hold making water. Ten feet at 10 a. m. Have pumps on It. Still too rough for transfer.” The Dixie has four holds with seven water tight compartments, The Wurbler Is a salvage tug owned by the Merrlt( Chapman Hcott Corp., stationed at Key West. The message said: "Believe transfer of Dixie’s pas sengers will commence soon. 8ev eral coast guard boats have also arrived oft scene and there are am ple lifeboats to effect transfer. Plutano (a United Fruit boat) is nearest ship to Dixie. Will keep you posted.” No Rescue at Noon Boston, Sept. 4—(UP)—At 12 noon EDT the sea was still too rough to permit transfer "of the passengers of the stranded liner Dixie, according to a radio mes sage received by Tropical Radio here at 12:16 p. m. ’ The message, from Tropical Ra dio's Miami station, read: “Eleven a. m. (EST) master Plu tano advises ‘weather moderating. 8ea still too rough to aproach Dixie In lifeboat. Barometer 29.89 rising slowly. Breeze fresh to moderate southeast.' ” members of a camp of war veter ans had been killed. Ten were known dead on Plan tation Key and It was believed that 10 to 20 others had been killed at scattered points. Reports persisted that the death toll would 'exceed 600, but these were entirely without confirmation. The Miami Beach Dally Tribune quoted two war veterans from the Mctacombe camp that 605 men had been killed and 47 were missing. Mrs. Carson Bradford, Jr., was one of the first outsiders to reach the devastated area. Flying over the Keys in an airplane, she said that “nowhere in all that land wns there a sign that a man or woman or child lived." Not One Sign of Ufe Between Metacombe and Grassy Keys, where hundreds, not Includ ing 660 war veterans employed oy the FERA on a road building proj cet live, she found not one sign of life. Hotels, homes, docks all had disappeared, Bhe said. One of tho first Red Cross In spectors to reach the scene report ed by short wave wireless to Leon ard K. Thompson, Red Cross exe cutive here, that the hurricane had been as devastating as the Belle Glade hurricane of 1026 that wrecked Miami and killed 2,000 persons In Florida. At dawn today, a score or more of small boats laden with doctors, nurses, medical supplies, food and water put out from Miami, Key West, and small mainland points for the Keys. They joined other boats that departed last night. Air planes, with additional doctors standing by, waited to take-off. Two companies of the Florida na tional uard, in trucks laden with army tents and kitchens, pounded across ruined highways through the night, bound for the scenes of devastation. • Members of the American Le gion joined the rescue parties. Twenty doctors und ID nurses had been dispatched to the scene by utiwii uuu mute wcic ucuiti niuu* itized. The Keys are all of corul for mation and have no permanent water supply except that caught In cisterns. First reports told of an acute water shortage which, coupled with a shortage of food and medical supplies, made the suffering of survivors the more harrowing. Many of the boats that left Miuml and Key West were laden with water and food. The hurricane thut wrought this havoc had isolated all west coast Florida communities south of Tampa, including the cities of Sara sota and Fort Myers. No esti mate of Its destruction In that area can be obtained until communica tions are restored. The storm passed west of Clearwuter and Tampa at 2 a. m. (EST) to-day and was raging up the coast tow ard Cedar Keys at dawn. Ambulances, Tracks on Way The bridge over Snake Creek which separates Metacomtye Key from Key Largo, which connects with the Mainland, was restored early to-day and ambulances and trucks Immediately began trans porting Injured persons to hastily established emergency hospitals at Homestead, 26 miles below Miami. The one hospital there was Im mediately overcrowded and the high school and church were made Into emergency wards and tempor ary shelters for the homeless. Five seriously Injured were brought to Miami. Kvery report filtering In from the devastated nrea over scant communication facilities told the same story of horror. On Planta tion Key rescuers found three war veterans with their wives and four children dead. On Key Largo they found bodies of men nnd women and children entangled In the roots of up-turned trees where they had been hurled by the wind. On Mctacomhe Key, at Comp No. 1 of the war veterans em ployed by FERA, It was said that not one plank remained attached to another. Houses on Key Largo had been lifted high In the air, according to survivors, and dropped to earth as much as 100 yards away. Young boys and girls were found huddled beneath blan kets. Negroes were hudled to gether against overturned trees, still shaking from fear. Separate Rescue Crews Separate rescue parties were as signed to all the major kt^a from which no reports have bts*n re ceived since the hurrieano routed northward out of Florida Strait Monday night. They number about TROOP 5 The fall meeting schedule of Troop 5, of the First Baptist church has been postponed until after the opening of the public schools, it was announced at Boy Scout headquarters today. While none of the other troops have sig nified intentions of postponing their meetings, it is thought that most of them will follow suit, scout authorities said. 20, the largest being Cape Sable. In addition there are more than a hundred Islets where are fisher men's shacks and tiny hamlets. Of ficials directing the rescue and re lief battalions feared many would show their own toll of dead and Injured. Particular concern of the rescu ers was a relief train dispatched to the keys Monday to evacuate the FERA war veterans. The train was believed to have picked up some veterans before the hurricane struck, and its fate and the fate of' its passengers was unknown. Mrs. Bradford reported that during her flight over the Keys she had looked for the train, but saw "only some thing that may have been half a car.” President Orders Aid At the summer White House In Hyde Park, N. Y., President Roos evelt ordered the army and the navy to give every possible aid to the national Red Cross in caring for the injured, providing shelter and food for the homeless, and collecting the bodies. In Tallahassee, Qov. Dave Sholtz mobilized two companies of the National Guard and gathered all the resources of the state in the rescue work. Men at the St. Augus tine National Guard arsenal imme diately began loading tents on trucks to be sent to the devastated region. A Miami police detail penetrated to Rock Harbor on Metacombe Key last night and found scenes of horror. Hardly two planks were left together in the settlement that sheltered war veterans employed on an FERA road building project. Did Not Count Bodies The detail did not count bodies and therefore co. Id not verify first reports that 75 of about 200 mem bers hud been killed. They brought out eight Injured women and chil dren and sent them to an emer gency hospital at Homestead on the mainland. Many more injured were being cared for on the Key by men skilled in first aid. No phys icians were available. Reports said that four physicians regularly as signed to the camp had been At the Ashing vllluge of Taver nier, at the other end of the sumo key, like scenes of horror and devastation were found. The Red Cross reported that 100 had been killed there, and 35 Injured. Only one building was spared, according to reports. An acute water and food shortage threatened survivors. On Plantation Key, which tips Key Largo to the east, the detail found 10 bodies—three war vet erans employed by the FERA, their wives and their children. Muny Were Veterans Many of the victims were from the ranks of the approximately 1,000 war veterans employed on the road building project. They were established In several camps scat tered through the keys and so far only Cump No. 1 at Rock Harbor had been adequately accounted for although It was not believed that a death toll as high would be found In the others. On the mainland scattered deaths were reported. Three were killed at Homestead and one at Fort Myers. Authorities feared that presently isolnted west coat towns would In crease the list. The hurricane, Arst of the 1933 season, came roaring up out of the Caribbean last week. Sunday and Sunday night It crossed Cuba, causing no damage. In Its short passage across the Florida Strait It apparently gained In velocity. When It struck the Keys Monday night Its velocity was estimated at 120 miles an' hour. Tuesday it reached the mainland, diminished somewhat In velocity, crossed northwestward across Florida, emerging Into the gulf west of Clearwater early today. First icports from the Keys yes terduy Indicated there had been little damage. Then reports, each one a little more ominous In tone, began Altering throguh. Late yes terday a Miami rescue party reuched Snake Creek, separating Metacombe Key from the main land. They saw a group of dis traught men on the other bank. They shouted across the Interven ing water that 76 men had been killed, that Injured among sur vivors desperately needed medical assistance.