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j Democrats in House Revolt Against Roosevelt Plan Count 131 Dead in California; Long Beach Hard Hit HOUSE INSURGENTS FIGHT ROOSEVELT THRIFT PROGRAM Leaders Thwarted in Effort to Bind Representatives by Caucus to Sup port of $500,000,000 Economy Plan. BY WILLIAM F. KERRY I nitert Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 11.—The house Democratic leadership today collapsed completely in its attempt to bind party members by caucus to support the $500,000,000 Roose velt economy program, and the party meeting adjourned without definite action. The rank and file, after a bitter struggle, inserted an emasculating amendment in the original bill proposed by the President and then attempted to bind their colleagues to this proposal. This action failed when Speaker Rainey and his fel low party stalwarts mustered sufficient votes to prevent be ing themselves bound to an economy plan at variance with that proposed by the new chief executive. Rainey announced that, the orig inal Roosevelt plan, cutting deep into the $1,000,000,000 annual vet erans' appropriations, would lx? brought forward today in the house for action. Immediately after the house met it adopted a resolution to consider the economy bill under two hours of debate. Under the resolution amendments would be barred. Rule Violation, Charge Representative Rankin <Dem., Tex.) reserved the right to raise a point of order age .ist the order later, on the ground that it violat ed one of the house rules. Rainey expected to secure enough Republican aid to push through the President's demands for sufficient authority to cut nearly $400,000,000 from the veterans and approximately $120,000,000 from federal salaries. The amendment which would have riddled the President's plan was pre sented in caucus by Representative Browning of Tennessee and was written into the economy bill by a vote of 158 to 112. It would have provided that no veterans’ compensation, disability allowance, or pension, or the allow ances to any veterans' dependent, could be cut more than 25 per cent. Even advocates of this plan ad mitted it would have resulted in halving economies asked by Presi dent Roosevelt. Vote Against Binding Action Speaker Rainey and his fellow leaders, confronted with a situation whereby they might have been bound by caucus rules to support a plan in direct variance with that proposed by Mr. Roosevelt, voted against any binding action. Proponents of the Browning plan failed to secure the two-thirds nec essary vote by a roll call of 174 to 108 against binding. The Democratic caucus action, house leaders predicted, may have the most far-flung and virtually un predictable political consequences. It markeu a bold and successful rebellion against Mr. Roosevelt’s leadership on the very threshhold of his new administration. It was a distinct repudiation of the newly-elected house leadership on the part of its followers. In addition, it throws the whole complicated and vital federal pa tronage situation into a muddl*. The titular Democratic leadership, angry at the party action, said thay had not yet determined if they would attempt any party discipline. It was recalled that as yet no federal jobs have been distributed (Turn to Page Three) Call Us Every one in the city and county who has friends or relatives in the quake-torn zone of California today is anxious for seme word from the coast.. By calling The Times, Rl. 5551, it will be possible to ob tain the latest information on the disaster. The stories of the tragedy will change hourly to day and The Times will be glad to supply the latest news to you. The Indianapolis Times Cloudy with light rain or snow tonight, Sunday partly cloudy; slightly warmer tonight with lowest temperature about 30. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 261 NEW MONEY IS SENI TO BANKS Flood of Currency Started on Way for Relief by Federal Reserve. BY RAYMOND CLAPPER Vnitrd Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 11.—'The twelve federal reserve banks today began pouring a stream of new cur rency into the nation’s banks to for tify them for gradual reopening, be ginning early next week. Banks in all sections were delug ing the treasury with applications for licenses to resume full, normal operations. Officials were working at top speed on these applications. They indicated some banks may be per mitted to open Monday. Other au thorizations will go forward as quickly as officials can check con dition of the banks. Applications are being considered in order of receipt. Officials em phasized that delay in approving reopenings should not be construed as a reflection on a bank's sound ness. A perfectly sound bank's re opening may be delayed simply be cause its application is farther down on the list. Federal reserve member banks must satisfy the treasury that they are “sound, going institutions'' be (Turn to Page Two) JUST MISSES QUAKE City Sailor’s Transfer to California Terror Zone Delayed. Being at home on a twelve-day furlough with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. P. William La Wall, 322 North Drexel avenue, proved lucky today for Paul H. P. La Wall of the United States navy. Paul, who just completed his navy training at the Great Lakes (111.) station, had his transfer to Cali fornia delayed. He probably would have been assigned to the earth quake area. “We are very happy Paul got to come home and see us before mak ing the trip to California. He might have been in the earthquake,’’ Paul's mother said today. Long Beach Citizens Struggle Through Debris-Littered Streets to Ruined Homes BY NORMAN B. DEUEL, Vnitrd Tress Staff Correspondent LONG BEACH. Cal., March 11. —Residents of this seaside city of 142,000 population fought their wav through debris-filled streets today, returning to ruined homes and shops crushed under brick and concrete torn loose by Friday night's earthquake. For the most part, they spent the night on lawns, on the beach, in parks, or seated in their auto mobiles in the surrounding open country, where camps of tents, smoking fires and serried rows of parked cars sprang up away from the menace of falling walls. By thousands, automobiles of a fleeing popuation choked all high ways leading out of the stricken city Friday night. They returned today to a city guarded by troops with fixed br mnets. courteous guards who saluted and said: Where Disaster Struck 0 Quake Baby *•< Born at Very Moment CULr That Earth Shock Hits , rr Los Angeles. CAUU ,S Ry United Pre* w 1 LOS ANGELES, March 11,—Gail cam nf&rK Diane Earthquake Dickerson, *AH ® c 99 eovpn rvMinris ninp nnnpps was horn Quake Baby Born at Very Moment That Earth Shock Hits Los Angeles. By United Press LOS ANGELES, March 11,-Gail Diane Earthquake Dickerson, seven pounds nine ounces, was born at the moment the earthquake struck Los Angeles. Her father, Deputy Sheriff P. P. Dickerson, was racing to a hospital for the event. As he entered the front door the building rocked. Baby Gail was born. nun Cat —Tremor Mishap By t nited rrrss HOLLYWOOD, March 11. Frightened by the series of earth shocks, Mrs. Blanche Morris, 42, rushed through the kitchen door of her home, tripped over her cat and fell, breaking her kneecap. Fright Kills Child By United Peru* LOS ANGELES, March 11. Eleven-year-old Irene Henerickson dropped dead of a heart attack today as another earthshock shook Los Angeles. tt tt tt Missouri Has Quake By 1 nited Press POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., March 11. Two earth tremors that shook pictures on walls and rattled dishes were felt here to day. The first shock was felt at 6:45 a. m., and the second at about 7:05 a. m. No damage was caused. * u tt Japanese Victory By United Press LOS ANGELES, March 11.— Struck on the head with a falling brick, Dr. William H. H. Roth of the University of Kobe, Ja pan. regained consciousness to find two dead men lying by his side. a tt Lesson in Nonchalance By United Press LONG BEACH, March 11.— While frightened people dashed about seeking a safe place to put their blankets for the night, one old lady in a wheel chair calmly read a newspaper under the gleam of an electric street light. City Hall Closed By United Press LOS ANGELES. March 11.—The twenty-nine-story city hall, tallest building in southern California, to day was ordered closed to the pub lic pending a survey of possible j earthquake damage. The order to close the $5.500.000: structure came from Commissioner j George Major of the board of public< works. “This block is quarantined, sir,” when a resident sought to enter a danger area—guards who pre served quiet and order and pre vented even a semblance of loot ing. Tw t o hours after the temblor laid waste buildings and the heaving earth brought on a nameless ter ror, downtown Long Beach was as deserted a sepulchre—whitened by mortar and plaster, and silent except for wailing sirens and the fall of crumbling walls. a a a T'HROUGH the usua Ily thronged streets, a few groups of pedestrians made their way. They walked in the center of the thoroughfares. To all but of ficials, whole blocks of the city were forbidden. Cracked walls and still falling bricks made them dangerous. Occasionally ambulances and INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1933 CITY BANKS MAP REOPENING-PLAN Renewal of Business Early Next Week Expected by Officials. Plans for reopening Indianapolis banks early next week were being discussed by Indianapolis bankers at a clearing house meeting this afternoon, following reopening of the twelve federal reserve banks. All four member banks of the federal reserve system in Indian apolis, and many throughout the state, sent telegrams to the Chicago federal reserve bank Friday night lor permission to reopen. Office of the state bank commis sioner. Luther F. Symons. was flood ed with applications from state banks seeking to reopen. These state applications will be considered over the week-end by Governor Paul V. McNutt, Symons and a secret advisory committee, which is aiding the Governor in (Turn to Page Two) ARMY CONTROLLING ALL COAST RADIO Every Amateur Short Wave Station Is Silenced. By United Press LOS ANGELES, March 11. All amateur short wave radio stations in southern California were silenced last night at the order of James Chappell, United States radio in spector for this district, to permit the United States Army short wave system to handle information and appeals from the stricken district in Long Beach and Compton. Headquarters for the United States Army network were estab lished at the armory in Exposition park, Los Angeles HOURLY TEMPERATURE 6 a. m 21 10 a. m 28 7 a. m 22 11 a. m 28 8 a. m 26 12 (noon) 31 9 a. m 26 fire engines rushed by. Water flowed in the gutters from the pumping which had extinguished dozens of fires. Broken glass and brick, plaster and lathe littered the sidewalks. Merchandise tumbled in con fusion from the shelves of shops, laid bare to the streets by broken windows and fallen walls. Smaller buildings suffered most. Hotels and apartment houses twelve stories high, remained standing, while one and two-story markets were demolished. Ga rages collapsed, crushing auto mobiles as if they were toys of tin. At the curbs, falling cornices crushed through the roofs of parked cars. m m m ORDERLY and calm after their first panic, household ers in the residence district re moved their household goods to THOUSANDS INJURED; PROPERTY LOSS MILLIONS IN TORN REGION Wires Jammed With City Queries; Are You Safe?’ Hundreds of Relatives and Friends of City Residents Are in Quake-Stricken Area. Indianapolis residents with friends and relatives in the quake ripped areas of California this afternoon awaited messages and long distance phone calls to dispel fears of injuries or deaths among the In diana people on the west coast. Thousands of wires were sent from Indianapolis to California, and A. A. Browm, superintendent of the Western Union, said no messages of deaths had been received. Newspapers received scores of calls from the city and state from those anxious to know the welfare of persons in California. As the death lists mounted,, dis patched aid did not officially name former local residents, but there still are scores of unidentified dead in the Pacific coast cities and towns. Phone Service Slower Rapidity in telephone communica tion that resulted in city residents getting in touch with the stricken cities within a few minutes Friday night had been affected seriously at noon. Clearing junctions for •calls from midwest and east were swamped and less than two-hour service from Indianapolis was not assured. Friday night, when the first new's of the disaster reached Indianapolis, phone communication could be es tablished within a few minutes. All communication agencies told patrons that they were assured of reaching the area, but if persons being sought had lost their homes in the temblors it might be hours before they w r ere located. Messages Are Brief The wire messages to the city, chiefly, were brief. ‘ Their contents w'ere limited to “We are ail right”; “Doh’t worry, we are safe.” Others said the senders were in the stricken area and would write details later. No money or ders were being sent from Indian apolis. Several of the city’s social leaders were in California, but apparently had not been harmed. Persons from all walks of life in the city were seeking to hear from relatives. Mrs. John Corriden, 1315 North Drexel avenue, wife of the former manager of the Indianapolis base ball team, who now is with the Chicago Cubs, said she had re ceived no answer to a wire sent her husband when she learned of the quake. Corriden was registered at the Biltmore hotel, Los Angeles. Simon Seeks Sister Detective Chief Fred Simon was attempting to get in touch with his sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, by wire. Mrs. Johnhon and Simon's two nephews, Will and Walter Schulz, moved to Los Angeles from here about fifteen years ago. Simon recalled that Miss Sarah Rogers, former policewoman and clerk in the detective depratment, resigned four years ago to go to California. She is believed to be in Los Angeles. Wire also was sent by Albert Schlensker, police department sec retary, to an uncle, William Meyer, in Long Beach. Mrs. Leo Rappaport. 1514 Park (Turn to Page Three) lawns, lit campfires in the streets and gathered in groups tor com panionship and to discuss their plight. Probably half their neigh bors had fled, but they remained by their homes. Here a comfortable living room stood naked to the street, a read ing lamp shining over an easy chair by a radio revealed by the falling of a wall. There a porch was shorn from its supports. An other house leaned crazily, seem ingly ready to fall at a touch. Dinner stood on a table in a second floor dining room. Not a brick marred the interior of the room, as open as a movie set. A number of apartment houses were inspected hastily and con demned. Winter visitors, who throng the city this time of year, were forced to the streets, parks and parking lots, or to the open country in their automobiles. They (Turn to Page Seven; Known Dead LOS ANGELES , March 11. —The known death list in last night’s earthquake: Long Beach Miss Flora Weeden, 23, Montebello Ted Davis, 35, state motorcycle officer. Helen Labaritch. Thomas Murry. Mrs. August Lentz. Dorothy Kain. A. E. Summers. Terrance Roberts, 13. Mrs. J. W. Mitchell,' 18. Clayton Stevens. Jack Freeman. Dwight Cornish. Wright. Mrs. T. J. Derry. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellison. Frank McCarthy. Dorothy Koin. Helen Leverick. P. G. Bryner. John Rogers. Leonora Eller. Ab Stephens, fireman. Gregory E. Caulrier. C. P. Wertzbaugher. Donald Slauson. J. W. Wilhoit. Pauline Sanders. Miles Briles. Jack Brady. R. T. Burke. Ross Headman. Miller. Virginia Single. John Youn. George Stone. Mrs. Green. Mrs. M. J. Corbin. Arthur Walsh. Dolores Strangler, 6. George Brodie. Four unidentified men. Four unidentified women. Sergeant Ronald Morton. Santa Monica, killed in plane crash. Officer George Towne, Santa Monica, killed in plane crash. Frederick Porter, Chicago, wealthy sportsman and pilot. Killed in plane crash in Baldwin hills. Hayes. Los Angeles Mrs. Louella Allcrum. Frank Tobias. George Donahue, 60. Dr. J. A. McLaughlin. 57 Antonio Derachine, 38. Mrs. Hattie Peterson, 60 William O. John, 63. Rae Jean Boyer, 2. John Doe. Alice G. Anthony. Huntington Park Edna Greenmayer. Dottie Martvne, 30. William C. Van Noy, 56. Walnut Park. Sam Easteging. Mrs. Ralph Swenson, 39. H. Lopez, 37. Jane Dow. Albert Oleson, Southgate. C. L. Runyon. , Santa Ana Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellison, Oak land. Earl Adams, Santa Ana. One unidentified. Garden Grove Miss Pollard, high school student. Compton Harold Glenn war veteran. Emil Johnson. Dr. A. M. Firkins. (Turn to Three) Entered ns Second Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis Business District of Big Seashore Resort Is in Ruins; Vast Number of Homes Wrecked. BY GEORGE H. BEALE t'nitrd Press Staff Correspondent LOS ANGELES, March 11. —Southern Cali fornia, attempting to count the dead and damage from a series of devastating earthquakes Friday night, was shaken by anew series of tremors today. Officials in close touch with all sections of the stricken area, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, esti mated at 10 a. m. (noon, central standard time) that at least 131 persons lost their lives as buildings in a dozen cities came tumbling down. Recurrent quakes today added to the hazard of search ing- the ruins and slowed check on the disaster's toll. At least 4,500 were injured, trapped in wreckage of col lapsing buildings or struck by falling debris. Property dam age was reckoned in numberless millions. Long Beach, a city of 140,000, center of the disturb ances, reported eighty-four deaths. Police Chief V. B. Yan cey estimated the toll might run to 200. Coroner Frank Nance, how ever, said he did not believe the Los Angeles county death list would exceed 100. Nance claimed the Long Beach list contained many duplications caused by removal of bodies from undertaking parlors to the American Legion armory. Other sections that suffered heav ily were southwest Los Angeles, Compton, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Watts, Artesia, Costa Mesa, Bellflower, Santa Ana and Hunting ton Park. Death and injuries were reported from these cities and property dam age was heavy. More Than 100 Tremors The shocks started at 5:54 p. m„ Friday and this morning the seis mograph had registered more than 100 tremors. The jolts were felt from Santa Barbara to San Diego, a distance of 250 miles, but damage was slight in many places. Fire followed the initial quake in man places. A number of resi dences in Long Beach went up in smoke. Oil wells in the Signal Hill field, one of the richest in the world, also were fired. All blazes were under control this morning. For a distance of fifty miles down the coast from San Pedro, eastward perhaps twenty-five miles into- Orange county, and between Los Angeles and the sea, the country side was damaged. Within that area approximately 600,000 people reside. Minor dam age was reported up the coast from San Pedro as far as Venice and Santa Monica, but the area of greatest damage could be covered roughly in a thirty-mile radius from Long Beach. Marines Patrol Long Beach The central part of Los Angeles suffered only minor damage. A few falling cornices and brick walls were reported frfom the business section, but in the southwest part of the city, where a “shoe-string” strip, a mile wide, runs to the harbor dis trict, the damage was increasingly heavy. Along this strip lie the towns of Huntington Park. Southgate, Wal nut Park, Gardena, Torrance, Will mington, San Pedro. Lynwood and Compton, all of which reported loss of life. Five thousand sailors and marines from the United States battlefleet moved quickly into Long Beach to help peace officers maintain order. They were fully armed and had orders to shoot to kill if any looting was discovered. Other sailors and marines were sent to cities for fifty miles up and down the coast line. Police in the area affected esti mated that more than 4.000 people sustained injuries oi varying seri ousness. Long Beach reported more than 1.500 injured, 25 per cent hav ing serious hurts. Many terror-stricken residents of Long Beach left their homes and camped in parks and outlvjng dis HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents tricts, far from buildings that might topple. Authorities said 25,000 people were massed in the vicinity of Signal Hill. The American Red Cross began moving truck loads of food into the stricken area long before dawn. They planned to set up canteens to feed those who otherwise would go hungry today. All fires within dwellings in Long Beach were ordered extinguished to prevent explosions from escaping gas which might have formed in pockets. Gas had been turned off in the mains immediately after the initial temblor. Scenes of pathos dominated the atmosphere around the Long Beach American Legion auditorium, where Coroner Frank Nance set up a tem porary morgue. Dramatic Scenes Enacted Bodies were removed from va rious undertaking parlors to the central morgue to facilitate identi fication. Outside were hundreds of per sons, fearful that missing relatives were lying beneath sheets on the floor of the huge building. Fireman, hundreds of whom were sent here from Los Angeles, began to canvass the business and resi dential districts today to demolish still standing buildings which might be a menace to safety. Later a score of building inspec tors will inspect thoroughly the area, reporting on the safety of each individual structure. Their word will be law. Doomed buildings will be pulled down promptly or dynamited. Dramatic scenes were enacted throughout the earthquake zone. At seaside hospital in Long Beach -floors were covered with four inches of water from broken water mains. Doctors and nurses worked through the night and this morning, standing in the water and carrying on emergency treatments. Compton Badly Stricken Compton was hit hard by the shocks, only one building in the business district remaining un harmed. It was the Kress store. The Stockwell building went down under the first quake and five bodies were dug from the ruins. Search ers expected to find more bodies in the debris. Authorities considered, dynamiting the Compton postoffice. Its roof fell (Turn to Page Three) CUT IN (UTO MISHAP Mrs. Goldie Brown Injured When • Car Skids Into Pole. Severe cuts on the iace and an injury to her right hand were suf fered early today by Mrs. Goldie Brown, 46. of 3045 Kenwood avenue, when the automobile driven by her husband, Charles R. Brown, 48, crashed into a utility pole in the 2200 block, North Illinois street. She refused to be taken to city hospital and was treated by a private physician. Brown told po lice he was driving beside a street car when his automobile began to skid. Fearing that he would crash against the street car. Brown said he swerved toward the curb.