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Vesuvius Deadly and Brilliant
As Nature's Top Spectacle Civilians Already Beset by War Horrors Flee Before Devastating Lava River By EDWARD P. MORGAN. Fomsn Correspondent of The Star and Chicago Daily Newa. NAPLES, Mar. 21.—When it conies to deadly force and breath-taking brilliance, there is nothing that can match nature's spectacle of Mount Vesuvius at work. The latest eruption of the volcano is sweeping everything before it, and the Mayor of San Sebastiano, one of the towns which now’ has been en gulfed, said it surpassed anything in his memory since 1892. The lava Is not only spilling in several forking streams down the side of Vesuvius facing the Bay of Naples, but also in the opposite direction toward Trecasa in the gen eral vicinity of Pompeii. Fiery Glow Stains Sky. In the daytime the mountain is cloaked in great folds of black-gray smoke. At night the fiery’ glow stains the sky the color of blood and paints a panorama directly out of the steaming halls of hades. The peaceful people who live on these slopes grow’ grapes and make good wine called Lacrima Cristi— Tears of Christ. Faced first w’ith the terrors of modern war, the Nazi “occupation" and then W’ith the thunderous ad vance of Allied armies to drive the enemy out, these folk are entitled to shed especially bitter tears of sor row for this visitation of misery and desolation beyond their due. Lt. John H. Senseney, St. Louis; Capt. Carleton Harkrader of Bristol, Va.; a jeep named Doris and myself watched the lava consume San Se bastiano between midnight and sun rise this morning. Man is a pigmy before such force and can only con ceal his awe in hollow wisecracks or rich but reverent bursts of profanity. • Misses House by 10 Fret. Our first view’ of this particular 6tream w’as a lateral one, from the threshold of the stone house of Signora Galla Giorgio, which was by-passed a scant 10 feet. As the glowing coals Inched forward the mass gave off an eerie tinkling sound like icicles breaking up in a spring thaw. In the course of two hours we watched the seething orange tongue of the river lick forward and de molish a three-story Stone mansion along with a wheelless Italian lim ousine and an upright piano which only shortly before seemed so sturdy and durable. Steel high-tension poles melted like solder sticks and Marriage License Applications Under D. C. laws, couples must apply for a marriage license on one day, wait three full days and receive their license on the fifth day. Sundays and holidays are counted the same as other days. Lt Martin Burns. 27. and Judith Holden. 20. both of Chicago. Barnet Kottler. 2<>. Fcrest Hills. N Y. and Sylvia Brauman. 21. College Park. John Baticnfie.d. 2b. 38 10th st. s.e . and Lo Visa McFarland. 20. 3101 Pennsyl vania ave s.e George Porto. 21. 310 Oth st. s.e., and Annelee Harvey, is. 633 7th st. se Morton Stull 22. 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Willie March 28. 4MiS Hayes st n.r . and Lula S’uckey 24. 123] loth st. nw Earnest Broadway 2'.' 122 Adam? :>t n v, and Katie Thornton. 20, 201 Chamberlain ave Chevy chase Eddie Devoe 34 518 M st r. w , ai d Harnetha Kilgore 3<>. 219 2nd st. n.w John Pries’, jr . 23 1035 ! 3’h st n.w and Annie Thursior 2, 1 4.:J' ft. i. w James Bam ’17 9(»7 Westminster .’ : v and Josephine Currie. 30 Lumber Bridge N C Emory Timber: 1214 9th w and Madeline Henderson. 19. 938 I st n.w Richard Macornber *> Jacksonville F,a and Grace Lilly Jc. 334 9th s’ s e Re"'''r’'. L • wis jr 48 and Catherine Richardson, 33, both of Chicago Ra • d ' s'* . a.-.d Lor raine Hanson, 25 2810 S st. e Cn 1. . .». .st« . : S Yarr' end' Anna Ba>sler. 3' 228 ’3th 't s w John F.scher 24 Army War College, and Patric.a Murohy. 22 1401 Fairmont s • n. v. Josrph Weeks. 29. 1473 Irving st n.w and Virgn.it Loranger. 2". 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An Italian couple named Mario and Rosa came trotting down a path carrying two washtubs full of crockery, a clucking hen and a prodigious mattress. They crossed the edge of a small bluff and started down a precarious flight of crum (Wing stone steps, picking their way ' into the blackness with a ruddy glow silhouetting their burdened backs. Suddenly Mario pitched headlong down the steps, strewing broken plates everywhere. Rosa moaned and said a prayer, but Mario picked himself up and, despite her protestations, marched back to their hut and retrieved an other staggering load of hardware. This time they descended safely and struggled off to a friend’s house. The flow in some places was nearly 500 yards wide and 30 feet high. It looked as if all the freight i trains in the world had hauled | cinders from all the steel mills ever built and dumped them in a long, writhing, serpentine trail on this tortured Italian mountainside. Civitans to Hear Briton Maj, John L. Marsh of the Royal Tank Regiment of the British Army was to speak at. 12:30 pm. today at the luncheon meeting of the Civitan Club of Washington. Maj Marsh, who participated in the French and Lybian campaigns from 1940 to 1942, was to talk on his experiences. Help win the war by saving waste kitchen fats! Lenten Throng Told To Be Active in World This age will never think kindly of peoples or nations which act on the assumption that what is hap pening in the world is no concern of theirs, the Rev. Joseph R. Sizoo, rector of the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas. New York, yesterday told approximately 1,000 noonday lenten worshipers at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G street N.W. “Men and nations must'be actor*, not spectators, in these days of crisis,” he added. Dr. Sizoo said thinking in the right way is not enough, adding that, “the age demands more than that; it demands to know wrhat you are doing about it.” Dr. John W. 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