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2 Dead, 400 Homeless
In Florida; Hurricane Dying Near Tampa f By th« Associated Press MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 6.—The tricky gulf hurricane which caused two deaths and left more than 400 homeless whirled in dying fury near the Tampa Bay area today. The Miami Weather Bureau said it was centered a short distance north of Tampa and was losing in tensity. The 8 a.m. advisory reported it was doubtful if there were any more hurricane winds in the storm which earlier lashed the middle Florida Gulf Coast with 125-mile per-hour gusts. Squall Warning Issued. At the same time the Weather Bureau warned of squalls over Northern and-Central Florida and said there would be dangerous gales in the west central part of the State. High tides were expected from the Tampa Bay area southward and on the Atlantic Coast from St. Augustine to Savannah. The hurricane doubled back and headed south after stalling all day yesterday in the Cedar Key area, where the greatest damage was reported. Aid was rushed to stricken Cedar Key. where Florida High way Patrol Capt. Olin Hill esti mated between 400 and 500 were homeless. A convoy of six trucks left Turner Air Force Base at Albany, Ga„ with C and K rations for 800 persons. Water Brought In. One tank truck carried a supply of water and others hauled 100 cots and 250 blankets. A doctor and three medical corpsmen were in the convoy, sent by 3d Army headquarters in Atlanta. The Red Cross and National Guard rushed in emergency food, fresh milk and drinking water from Gainesville, 52 miles to the northeast. The hurricane thrashed Cedar Key with winds estimated up to 125 miles per hour throughout the day. All 200 buildings in the com munity were damaged and 75 per cent of them were wrecked. Bridges Damaged. The town of 900 was without electricity or drinking water. Trees and' telephone poles were down and debris cluttered the roads. Bridges were damaged and causeways littered with seaweed . and broken timbers. The town's small fiber factory was damaged and its fishing fleet of 100 boats was sunk. Some can be salvaged but it was estimated the loss to the 150 to 200 fishing and pleasure boats in the area will average $1,000 apiece. Cedar Key is the island town In Cedar Keys, a group of islands connected by bridges with the mainland. Several houses were unroofed and boathouses bowled over in the Crystal River area to the south. Torrential rains fell and tides were abnormally high. Two Killed by Wires. Both deaths attributed to the hurricane were caused by electro cution. E. J. Cosgrove, 32-year old oil company official, was elec trocuted while trying to remove a fallen wire from his backyard fence at Tampa. Mrs. Hattie Kersey, 25-year-old mother of three, was killed when she touched a live wire while helping her hus band anchor their house trailer at Jacksonville. Meanwhile, a great hurricane was centered in the Atlantic about 700 miles east of West Palm Beach, moving northwestward. It had winds of 150 miles an hour near the center with hurricane force winds extending outward 100 miles from the center and gale force winds covering another 200 miles. It was expected to continue a glow northwest movement and ships were cautioned to avoid it. U.N. (Continued From First Page.) Intended to spread the Korean war. He implied that the United States manufactured the happen ing by saying “the sea was chosen to conceal the sharp corners of the incident.’’ Diplomats were surprised that Mr. Malik waited an hour after Mr. Austin reported before mak ing his reply, and then spoke of the shooting so briefly and in such comparatively mild tones. Leaves Council Chamber. They noticed that he left the council chamber before speaking and speculated that he went out side to receive his instructions from Moscow on how to deal with the incident. The Russian's extension of his reply into a long denunciation of American action in Korea delayed the council’s slow progress towards BATTERED BY FLORIDA STORM—St. Petersburg.—Kindling wood and battered concrete blocks are all that remain of this gulf-side cottage at Indian Rocks Beach. Undermined by the pounding surf, the home toppled onto the sand as waves ate away the street end running to the shore. A newsman reclines on a divan, one of the few items of furniture carried from the home before its collapse. This stretch of fashionable Bayshore boulevard in Tampa looked more like a bay than it did a busy thoroughfare as high tides swirled onto It. (Story on Page A-l.) —AP Wirephotos. ; a vote on the American resolution. ! It is now expected today. The delay led the American delegation to postpone plans to ask for a special council meeting to set up a commission to investi gate Chinese Communist charges I that American planes have bombed Manchurian territory. A spokesman said the United : States still considered such an investigation urgent “because we have been accused of something and want the facts discovered before the trail gets cold.” He said the United States would press for the special meeting as the Korean question has come to a vote. Mr. Austin said the United States is concerned over what he called attempts by “the Soviet ruling circle ... to increase ten sion between the Chinese Commu nist authorities and those mem bers of the United Nations who are acting together to repel ag gression.” Wiley Urges U. N. Action On Enemy Plane Incident Senator Wiley, Republican, of Wisconsin called yesterday for "action by the United Nations” on the disclosure that a Russian lieu tenant was aboard an enemy bomber shot down off Korea. A number of other Congress members shared Senator Wiley’s (view that the incident had “seri ous implications.” Senator Wiley, temporarily the ! ranking Republican on the Sen late Foreign Relations Committee, added in an interview': “This calls for action by the United Nations, as it is now evi dent that one of its own members is opposing U. N. forces in Ko rea.” Senator Pepper, another mem ber of the committee, voiced hope to a reporter that the inci dent does not indicate Russia will “take any direct part” in the Korean fighting. But this might be the meaning and it is “a sub ject of grave concern to us,” he said. Flights Fail to Pay New Zealand taxpayers are pay ing more than do passengers, for the service now given by civil airlines there, Auckland reports. The National Airways Corp. is losing about $400,000 a year and must be reorganized, says Min ister of Civil Aviation Goosman. 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They were shouting and cursing each other for letting us get away. “Then they moved away to higher ground and shortly after that the third American—the one who yelled at them first and who did not get away—started scream ing. "He kept screaming, ‘Please kill me, please kill me.’ “Every time he screamed the Reds would laugh and giggle. “I don’t know what they were doing to that boy but it was some thing horrible. Then at 10 o’clock that night he must have died. The screaming stopped. “They kept searching, for the two of us until morning. Then they left a roadblock in the town and the rest went up to the hills. “We had nothing to eat or drink. Then God blessed us with rain. We stuck out our hands—that was the second day—got a handful of water and lapped it up. “We whispered to each other and decided to wait three days. Then I would lead the way out and we would try to slip through. We figured our men would be near by then. “Several times the third day I heard voices. They didn’t have the high rasp of Koreans. They sounded like that old hillbilly drawl. But we couldn't take a chance. I thought maybe we were hearing things. We stayed in the haystack. ‘Then I heard a voice yell out i and I recognized it as a squad from my outfit. A lieutenant shouted for him to shut and I knew it was our guys. I shouted, ‘Give us covering fire. We are coming in!’ They yelled, 'Come on up.’ We took off and made it. ‘That's about all. I wish I knew the name of that boy with me— Coates—but I don’t know the rest. He is okay. It was a million to one gamble but we won—we are alive and well.” 'Hush' Order to Answer Mail Complaints Charged By the Associated Press SEATTLE, Sept. 6.—The secre tary of the National Association of Letter Carriers yesterday charged that the Post Office Department had issued a “hush-hush” order to give improved service whenever people complain. “The fellow who squeals and hollers the loudest will get serv ice,” the secretary, Jerome J. Keating, declared at the letter carriers’ week-long convention. “The rest of us will continue to get our one-a-day.” Senator Johnston, Democrat, of South Carolina told the delegates he believed Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson would soon mod ify the controversial order. “The Postmaster General com mitted a grave error in ordering the curtailing of mail delivery,” Senator Johnston said. “I predict he will modify it within two months.” PHOTOGRAMMETRY Short Specialized Courte Starte Sept. 20th Columbia Technical Institute 1539 Vermont Are. N.W. Catalogue* ME. .VVIfi i: STORY & CLARK H. M. CABLE '//) CHICKERING WINTER & CO. [// LESTER Betsy Ross MUSETTE /Z GEORGE STECK HUNTINGTON 7) HALLETT & DAVIS and others ( All Sizes ond Styles in a complete range of price. Down payment as small as $25. Extended Budget A \\ Terms. } I Corner 13th end G Streets J Sterling 9400 Ambrose Motion Asks Indictment Dismissal In Stamp Fraud Case Counsel for Harold F. Ambrose today sought dismissal of the 24 count indictment charging the former postal official with com mitting four kinds of stamp-sell ing fraud while in office. Attorney Edward Bennett Wil liams contended in a District Court motion that the indictment itself and the grand jury proceed ings were faulty in several re spects in accusing his client of misconduct in a series of specu lative stamp deals with outsiders. Accused of Taking $130,000. The Government has accused Ambrose of accepting $130,000 as “investments" from speculators for the ostensible purpose of buy ing new stamp issues for resale at a profit. The “investors” got back a total of only $25,000 and no profit, according to Federal attorneys. The dismissal motion chal lenged proceedings that arose in the midst of grand jury investiga tion of the case last June. That was when Prosecutor John W. Fihelly brought the New York gambler, Joe Adonis, before the court in an effort to get him to talk about his connection, if any, with any Ambrose transactions. Judge Alexander Holtzoff up held Adonis’ right to keep his mouth shut before the grand jury as he chose, but not before Mr. Fihelly had given a fairly com plete summary of the case against Ambrose in open court. Violation of Secrecy Charged. It was this exposition of details that Attorney Williams objected to in his motion today. He charged a violation of the tradi tional secrecy surrounding grand jury proceedings. He also complained that the jurymen were interrupted so often by considerations of other cases during their investigation of the Ambrose transactions that his client’s constitutional rights were violated. Hungary is exchanging wheat for machinery from the Nether lands. I, 'te. [pianos lor RENT / Now you can save up to 8 21% on your Cunard fare to f Europe! 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Grand Jury Sworn In by Holtzoff; Snyder to Be Foreman A new District grand jury was! sworn in today to serve for two! months. The oath was admin istered by District Court Judge1 Alexander Holtzoff. Willard R. Snyder, 51. of 3710 Garfield street N.W.. director of services for Joseph A. Gawler & Sons, Inc., funeral directors, was named foreman. Mrs. Eloise Osbourn Phillips, a registered nurse, who live at 3601 Connecticut avenue N.W., was chosen deputy foreman. Jurors Listed. The other grand jurors are: Frederick M. Blum, 3415 Fes senden street N.W.; Joseph A. Canty, 2701 Connecticut avenue N W.; Mrs. Ethel P. Chesney, 3166 Tennyson street N.W.; Clarence E. Davis, 4903 Forty-first street N.W.; Leo H. Epps, jr„ 1104 Seventh street N.W.; Leo Felder, 1304 Van Buren street N.W.; Mrs. Lucyle B. Flynn, 2105 Huidekoper place NW.; Harold Glassman, 5912 Fourteenth street N.W.; Finis A. Green, 1116 Twenty-first street N.E.: Wesley C. Hoebener, 1810 Minnesota avenue S.E., and Mrs. Elia Hunter, 1935 Thirteenth street N.W. Miss Mildred C. Kasten. 1717 R street N.W.; Julius J. Kessler, 3729 D street S.E.; Martin J. Karner, 1830 Independence ave nue S.E.; Mrs. Rose M. Marcel lino, 3815 Fourteenth street N.W.; Mrs. Margaret R. Marshall, 3706 Ely place S.E.; Miss Nellie M. Marshall, 1705 Lanier place N.W.; Elijah Smoot. 153 Rhode Island avenue N.W.; Mrs. Laura E. Temple, 1305 Twenty-second street N.W.; Mrs. Emily E. Tobin. 1336 Adams street N.E.; and John W. Wolf, 2140 R street N.E. Jury to Be on Call. The departing grand jury, it was learned, will be on call in the event further evidence arises in the wire-tapping investigation. During its regular two-month tewn, the old grand jury heard about 20 witnesses in connection with wire-tapping here, but it made no report. Let’s be sensible. There is no shortage of food in the United States. The President has stated there is no immediate prospect of rationing. 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