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Task of Burying 140
Tornado Dead Begins
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WOODWARD, Okla., April 12.—
Relatives today were completing ar
rangements for the burial of the 84
victims of the tornado here Wednes
day night which left 1,000 injured
and caused property damage esti
mated in the millions.
The Northwestern Oklahamo City
was hardest hit of the Texas and
Oklahoma communities in the path
of the storm. More than 50 other
persons were killed or died of* in
juries. Additional hundreds of
injures taxed hospital facilitate.
Higgins, Tex. listed 39 dead and
Glazier, Tex., 14. There were 3
dead in Gage, Okla. Total casual
ties in the twister which first struck
in the Northern Texas panhandle
and swept northeastward into Okla
homa were 140 dead and an esti
mated 1,305 injured. Work crews
searched for other victims.
Donations of money, clothing and
food poured into Higgins and Gla
zier. A fund to rebuild the shat
tered towns reached $40,000 in
Amarillo.
Plans for mass funeral services
| in Woodward have been abandoned.
I Insetad, four of the leading
! churches have arranged separate
| rites, the first to be held today for
' 15 victims.
The Rev. D. Alien poien, Method -
11st pastor, said his church would
I begin funeral services tomorrow
morning, continuing them on an
hourly schedule throughout the day.
Yesterday relatives stood in line at
the city clerk’s office to procure
burial lots in the city cemetery.
P'uneral directors said services and
burials probably will continue
through next week.
The bodies of four victims, all
children ranging in age from 6
month# to 6 years, remain uniden
tified.
Even as the community went
about the sorrowing task of burying
its dead, its leaders laid long-range
; plans for reconstruction.
City Commissioners George Trego
and Jack Courtney, Mayor R. A.
i Bosch and city businessmen were
assured in a meeting last night with
housing officials from Oklahoma
City, Amarillo and Dallas that
building materials for immediate
, needs would be diverted to the area.

D. C. Man Serving Term
Gets Additional 3 Months
Robert Brown today had an addi
tional three months to serve in jail.
Brown, 34, colored, who lives in
the 900 block of Westminster street
N.W., was brought up from jail
yesterday to answer a petty larceny
charge that he had sold a rented
floor sanding machine on April 1.
He was sent to jail for nine months
April 2 on two other charges of
larceny and one of larceny after
trust, all involving either floor Sand
ers or polishers which he rented
and failed to return.
| Facing Judge Ellen K. Raedy in
! Municipal Court, Brown protested
he had only had the machine three
; hours when he was arrested.
Monarchy Held as Government i
Duly Elected at Greek Polls I
By Constantine Brown
Star Foreign Affaire Analyst. -
ATHENS (By Mall) .—How long
the monarchy will continue to rule
Greece is a question which none
ventures to answer.
King George II (now succeeded
by his brother, Paul I) was not
imposed on the Greek people by
any trick of the monarchists or, as
is sometimes asserted abroad, by
foreign bayonets.
When the plebiscite was held there
were 1,900,000 eligible voters (women
have not yet received the suffrage).
Of this number 1.700,000 or 87 per
cent went to the-polls. Of these
1.135,000—68.3 per cent—favored the
monarchy.
Communists Opposed King, v.
The strongly organized and well
! financed Communist Party voted
solidly against the sovereign's return.
After restoration of the monarchy
in Athens—which King George was
compelled to abandon when the
Germans occupied the country—
some changes were made in the
government and more are expected
at intervals.
Greece, a country of 7,000,000
inhabitants, has no less than 22
leading political parties. To this
must be added at least another 20
which are described as political
groups rather than organized parties.
They all have their special remedies
for Greece’s troubles and these range I
Little River Turnpike
Will Be Resurfaced
The Little River turnpike, route
236, will be hard-surfaced and
widened from the Washington
Quartermaster Depot to the Shirley
Memorial Highway, the Fairfax
County Board of Supervisors has
been notified by R. I. Mount, dis
trict engineer for the Virginia De
partment of Highways.
It is not contemplated to pave
route 236 from the Shirley highway
to Annandale this year, the an
nouncement said.
Mansfield Still Very III
Representative Mansfield, Demo
crat, of Texas, remained in critical
condition at Bethesda Naval Hos
pital today. Hospital officials, who
said late yesterday that the 86-year
from support for outright dictator
ship to communism and Incorpora
tion of the country into a Balkan
union under the aegis of the
0. 8. 8. R.
Greeks Political-Minded.
The Greeks have become excep
tionally political-minded. This is due
to several things. First, desperate
lack of many necessities of life.
Second, favoritism and graft in the
lower echelons of the government.
But an even stronger influence is the
struggle for advantages springing
from attachments to a particular j
family or group which is affiliated
with some politician holding public
office.
The Greek monarchy is the safety j
valve for political competition. It is j
a constitutional regime and if romor-;
row the Communists were to obtainj
a majority at the polls, their leader
would more than likely be intrusted
with formation of a government,
even though this would mean exile
of the monarchy again.
The monarchy was recalled by the
Greek people because the alternative
would have been communism, and
as one of the King’s temporary sup
porters put it, "of the two evils
communism was worse.” The Royalist
Party and the ultraconservatives
could never have restored the mon
archy if 4t had not been for the!
decision of the Republicans, headed j
by Elentherios Venizelos, the rresent'
Minister of National Defense, to vote
for the King in the plebiscite.
old House member was “very crit
ically ill,” reported today his con
dition “has improved, but is still
considered critical.” |
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