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Storm and Cold Claim 12 Lives
Democratic Convention Endorses Roosevelt
Governor Qf New York Wins
Unanimous Approval of
North Dakota Party
12 Delegates to National Con
vention, Who Will Have
10 Votes, Selected
Valley City, N. D., Jan. 15.—<JP)—
Confident Franklin D. Roosevelt will
announce himself soon as a candi
date for the Democratic nomination for
president. North Dakota Democrats
Friday began plans to enter his name
in the state's presidential preference
primary March 15.
Circulation of petitions was begun
at the state convention which Hum
day gave Roosevelt the unanimous
endorsement for nomination.
Word of the convention’s endorse
ment was transmitted to Roosevelt"
after the close of the convention.
Democratic chiefs hert said they ex
pected a reply from Roosevelt shortly.
A national committeeman, com
mitteewoman, four presidential elec-
Roosevelt Smiles
But Keeps Silent
New York, Jan. 15.—</P)—Gov
ernor Franklin D. Roosevelt smiled
but refused to comment when in
formed he had been endorsed as
the Democratic presidential can
didate by the resolutions commit
tee at the party's North Dakota
The governor was shown a copy
of the dispatch.
“Well, well,’’ he said, and his
eyes .twinkled as be read the re
port. -y
Those close to the governor said
he undoubtedly would reply as
soon as he received formal notifi
cation that action had been taken
in North Dakota. Roosevelt’s per
mission is required before his
name may be entered in the state
primary election, March 15. His
friends predicted he would give
that permission.
tors and 12 delegates to the national
convention were named. Delegates
will cast the state's 10 votes at the
national conclave.
Fred McLean, Grand Forks, secre
tary ‘of the Democratic state central
committee, said he expected no ob
jstqeies to entering Roosevelt’s nam*
Ci the March primary.
Other Candidates Barred
The wave for Roosevelt was so
strong as to act as a bar against the
ttiitry of any other name.
j J. A. Hildreth. Fargo, for half a
vvntury an adherent of the Demo,
cratic party, placed the name V
Roosevelt before the delegates.
P. W. Lanier, Jamestown, who was
chairman of the convention, rapped
nis carpenter’s hammer, used as a
gavei. Hastily a number of delegates
seconded the nomination. In a body
delegates arose to approve motion.
While Democrats concentrated on
the entry of Roosevelt on the presi
dential preference ballot, there
loomed before them the possibility
Governor William <Alfalfa Rill) Mur
ray also might appear on the ballot
‘m a bid for Democratic votes.
Murray’s name did not come be-,
fore the convention but George T.
Murray, Berthold, N. D., brother of
the Oklahoman, was present N to “siae
up” affairs.
George Murray, however, indicated
petitions may be circulated for en
tering his brother in the March pri
mary, and was optimistic there was
sufficient support to carry out such
plans. Little more than 1200 names
are necessary on petitions to place
presidential aspirants on the pref
erential ballot.
H. H. Perry Endorsed
H. H. Perry of Ellendale was en
dorsed for national committeeman
over Dr. Wr HI Porter of Calvin. J.
Nelson Kelly, Grand Forks, present
committeeman, was absent because of
illness of his son,. After Perry’s en
dorsement, word of the deain w
Kelly's son was read to the conven
Mrs. Nellie Dougherty of Minot re
ceived the convention’s endorsement
to succeed herself as national com
(Continued on page Seven)
Lehr Garage Building,
la Destroyed by Fire
(Tribune Special Service)
Lehr, N. D., Jan. U—Fire, be
lieved to have been started by an
overheated furnace, destroyed the
Lehr Machine and Auto >company
garage here early Friday morning.
The loss was covered by insurance,
according to Jacob Karus, one of the
owners. •
Efforts on the part of the local
Are department to put out 'the'Hue
proved unavailing.
Damage dona to stock Is estimated
at $2,000, while the value of the
garage building fras set st SI,OOO.
A new sedah and several used cars
were destroyed but no estimate of
the value has been obtained.
The fire is; the fifth that has oc
curred in liehir within the last year.
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Orville Mohler, who thrilled thousands of football fans as star quarterback
of the Southern California Trojans, finds his own thrills in the air. Here
you see Mohler with his fiancee, Bernadine Olsen, in a training plane at
Los Ageles, where he is learning to fly.
Underwood Man Named
To Head Poultry Group
R. C. Chisholm, C. W. Lewis,
and James D. Cronna
Win Vindication
Fargo, Jan. 15,—UP) —After being in
session throughout the night and
most of Thursday, a Cass county dis
trict oourt jury Friday morning re
turned a verdict of not guilty for
three former officials of the closed
Farmers and Merchants State Bank
of Lakota.
The men, R. C. Chisholm. C. W.
Lewis and James D. Gronna, were
charged with making a false report
to the state bank examiner.
Judge Fred Jansonlus, Bismarck,
gave the case to the jury at 10:10
a. m. Thursday. The verdict was
brought in shortly before 9 a. m. Fri
day. \
The jury reached its verdict at 4:30
a. m.
Whether three other cases against
the three defendants, two of receiv
ing deposits in an Insolvent bank and
one of making false entries as to the
condition of the bank when it closed
June 4, 1929, will be tried has not
been determined. E. C. Boostrom,
state’s attorney of Nelson county, an
A conference will be held with Nel
son county commissioners before deci-
sion is made, he said.
George Bangs, Grand Forks, acted
as special prosecutor for the state,
assisting Boostrom. and Francis Mur
phy, Fargo, .William Langer, Bis
marck, and Clyde Duffy, Devils Lake,
represented the defendants.
Fights Back at Impsaehment
Proceedings Instituted By
Young Texan
Washington, Jan. 15.—(g*)—An em
phatic denial that Andrew Mellon
had 1 any connection with a loan to
Colombia was put before a house
committee Friday in his behalf.
It was voiced by Alexander H;
Gregg in replying for the .secretary
to the Impeachment proceedings
brought by Representative Patman of
Francis White, assistant secretary
of state, refused to turn over to the
senate finance committee letters ex*
changed between the department ana
ita Colombian legation.
A broad -tax program, one point of
which would tap the income flowing
from American Investments in forelgu
countries, was put before the house
ways and means committee by the
American Farm Bureau federation.
Heartened by certainty the house
will pass the reconstruction corpora
tion bill, the forces bent on the ad
ministration program for helping
business were - preparing to get the
gigantic credit agency functioning as
soon as possible. V
The house antl-prohibitlOn bloc de
cided to support a suggested change
hr the 18th amendment returning
liquor oontrol to the states.
Thinks Oklahomans
Will Favor Hoover
Washington, Jan. 15.—0 P) —Secre-
tary Hurley said Friday • the Okla
homa delegation to the Republican
convention in June would be “pledged
to President Hoover.”
- The War .department head Mid
Oklahoma does not have a primary
but aaleets Its delegates through the
.convention system and he la “al
together certain (hat they would oe
Hoover delegateb.”
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Complete List of Results in An
nual Show Announced By
~ Judges Here
O. L. Nordquist, Underwood, was
elected president of the Slope Poultry
association at a meeting held at the
World War Memorial building Thurs
day night.
Carl Nelson, Bismarck, was named
vice president for the ensuing year
and H. O. Putnam, Bismarck, was re
elected secretary-treasurer.
Members of the board of directors
are as follows: A. Van Costing, Hens
ler; Leander Brattling, Lisbon; R. C.
Newcomer, Mandan; Clyde Nolan,
Beulah; N. 8. Trauger. Haze Hon; W.
M. Staiglc. Sanger; J. Lang. Linton;
Wilbert Field. Bismarck; Mrs. Frank
Josephson, Washburn; C. R. Peterson,
Oakes; s. R. Livergood. Wilton; and
W. H. Jtatfcrty. QpxzUon. t r jw»
& R. Lfvergood, Wilton, captured
first honors in the show with a Bar
red Rock pullet which was selected
as the grand champion of the exhibi
To R. C. Peterson of Oakes went
group honors for his pen entry of
three Barred Rocks.
Both men were, given trophy cup 6
in recognition of exhibits taking the
two most important prizes ifi the
Exhibitors winning highest honors
in various classes ‘ were as follows:
Mediterranean breeds, O. L. Nord
quist, Underwood; English breeds, N.
8. Trauger and Howard Goehrlng,
Hazel ton; German breeds, LaVaeme
Irish, Bismarck; miscellaneous, Mrs.
Amos Robldou, Bismarck; and tur
keys, Mrs. Frank Josephson, Wash
The list of awards, announced Fri
day follows:
Barred Plymouth Rocks
Theodore Martell. Carson First
hen and cock; second cock and third
S. L. Livergood. Wilton—First cock
oral, pullet and old pen; second pullet,
hen and young pen; third pullet and
hen; fourth cockerel and hen.
J. M. Thompson, Wilton—Third
cock and fourth young pen.
R. C. Peterson, Oakes—First young
Mrs. Donald Johnson. Bismarck,
fourth pullet; Charles Scholl, Wash*
bum. fifth cockerel and N. S. Trau
ger and Goehrtng, Hazelton, fourth
White Rocks
O. L. Nordquist. Underwood—First
cock, eockerel, pullet and young pen;
second pullet; third cockerel and pullet
and fifth cockerel.
Charles Cowen, Wilton—First hen,
second young pen, third cock and hen
and fourth pullet.
Peter Werlen, Bismarck Second
cock, hen and cockerel; fourth hen
and cockerel and fifth pullet
Buff Books
Mrs. H. Ode, Bismarck—First young
pea v
White Wyandotte*
Mrs. Frank Josephson, Washburn-
First cock, hen, cockerel, pullet and
young pen; second hen and cockerel:
third hen, cockerel'and pullet
Casper Irish, Bismarck Second
cock and pullet and fourth pullet.
Mrs. Erik Solberg, Driscoll—Fourth
Partridge Wyandotte*
N. 8. Trauger and Goehring. Hazel
ton, firse cock and hen.
Golden' Laced Wyandotte*
Trauger and Goehring, Hazelton—
First and seoond pullet
Silver Laced Wyandotte*
Fred Helfenstein, Bismarck—Cock
erel, first; pullet, fust
Rhode Island Reds
(Single Comb)
I. A. Trygg, Baldwin—young pen,
first; Mrs. A. G. Nordquist, Under
wood. pullet, first; Mr*. H. Ode, Bis
marck, pullet, third; Peter Werlln,
Bismarck, cockerel, first; pullet, sec
ond; John Schecre, Bismarck, pullet,
Rhodd Island Re#
Mrs. A. G. Nordquist,' underwood,
■hen, first; cockerel, first; cockerel,
second; cockerel, third; pullet, first;
pullet, third.
Jeredy Giants
Israel Brown, Baldwin—cock, first;
cock, third; cockerel, first; pullet,
"earth: old pen, first; young pen. sec
ond.' N. 8. Trauger, and H. Goehring,
Hazelton, cock, second; hen, /third;
cockerel, second; cockerel, fifth; pul
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Cutting of Salaries, Curtailing
of Courses, Other Econo
mies Proposed
Board of Administration Head
Says No Definite Decieione
Have Been Made
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Presidents of North Dakota's five
teachers colleges and normal schools,
meeting here Thursday and Friday,
with members of the state board ofi
administration, were facing the prosJj
pect of cutting the salaries of teach-q
ers in their institutions, curtailing
courses where possible and making
such other economies as were found
to be possible.
Nelson Sauvaln, chairman of the
board, said no definite decisions would
be made at the session here and that
numerous adjustments would have to
be made by the presidents themselves
in line with the results of the discus
It was plain, however, that the
board has the pruning knife whetted
and in hand and that the general
term “economies’’ was being made to
cover a number of subjects.
Parley Annual Event
Bchool heads in attendance were
the members of the state teachers col
lege council, organised several years
ago. They are R. M. Black, Ellendale;
C. L. Kjerstad, Dickinson; C. C.
Swain, Mayville; C. E. Allen, Valley
City; and George A. McFarland,
Minot. The conference is an annual
event and decisions reached here will
be reflected in the catalogues of the
various schools which soon will be
prepared for publication.
One of the items under considera
tion was that of the length of summer,
terms at the various institutions. In
1931 the . legislature, passed a law
ohunginy requirements 4ir» pri
mary teacher’s certificate to provide
a minimum Of one year of teacher
training. It became effective last
The result was to eliminate certifi
cation of teachers with 12 weeks of
training, which could be obtained at a
summer school, and the board there
upon cut the length of the summer
sessions In half.
Economies Are Suggested
Some presidents are said to have
told the board they could operate their
Institutions as cheaply on a 12-week
as a six-week basis and that dormi
tory fees for the extra six weeks are
an important part of the school
revenue. One result may be permis
sion to extend the summer sessions at
the discretion of school heads.
It was intimated in some quarters
that the summer school reduction was
to be made the basis for salary cuts
at the various schools, and this fact
may affect the decision.
Sauvaln said Friday that the board
intends to give consideration to num
erous communications regarding the
recent order increasing tuition fees for
out-of-state students at the state uni
versity, agricultural college and nor
mal schools. When'the ruling was
made, he said, the board had before it
data on the tuition fees charged by
institutions in neighboring states.
These, which are lower than the pro
posed North Dakota schedule, have
been emphasized in protests which
have come largely from Grand Forks
and Fargo.
Clubs Being Formed Hope to
Secure Nonpartisan En
dorsement For Fargoan
Fargo, N. p., Jan. 15.— (JP) —Friends
of Mayor A. T. Lynner of Fargo have
launched a Lynner - For - Governor
campaign, the Fargo Forum learned
Thursday night.
Originating in Steele county, par
ticularly at Finley, Lynner’* old home
town, and at Sharon, hi* birth place,
the movement has taken the form of
a campaign to organize a state-wide
club to actively push the candidacy
of the Fargo man. '
While lynner admitted he was.
aware of the movement that has been
gathering momentum In Steele coun
ty, he said he had taken no active
part In it, that he Is not yet willing
to announce Bis candidacy, that he
will await the verdict of his friends
as to his eligibility as a gubernatorial
Lynner disavowed any knowledge
as to the political path the movement
would follow. That Lynner has been
Identified with the so-called progres
sive Republican movement league in
the ‘ state Is well known. Friends
sought the Nonpartisan League en
dorsement of the Forgo man as a gub
ernatorial candidate ,at the league’s
Bismarck convention In 1930, but
“If the movement gathers sufficient
following,. Mayor Lynner’s Mends will
seek the endorsement of the league at
its oonvantkm,” John NystuV Forgo,
Ithe mayor’s friend and business asso
ciate, said Thursday night
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Mary Kidd is a native of Philadel
phia. Pa. But it’s in Vienna—in an
Austrian play about American cotton
mills—that she has won fame as an
actress. Critics commented on her
“soulful eyes.”
Former North Dakota Man Will
Be in Charge of Adminis
trative Check
Washington, Jan. 15.—OP)—A thor
ough overhaul of the law-enforcement
machinery in the Hawaiian Islands
may result from a study to be con
ducted on the spot Immediately by
Seth ,W. Richardson, assistant attor
ney general.
Outcome of the Massie - Fortescue
Incident in Honolulu, the justice 4e
partment rousted .Jbjt
senate resolution, took definte form
Thursday night with announcement
of detailed instructions from Attorney
General Mltchel to his assistant
Richardson will leave at the earliest
possible time with a staff of six or
more aides; will study every angle of
the local enforcement machinery with
a view to possible recommendations
for changes, and will go also into the
operation of federal courts there in
prohibition and narcotic cases.
Mitchell made it clear he was not
in any way prejudicing the agences of
Justice in the islands, nor intimating
reorganization was needed, but he
asked Richardson to study courts, po
lice, jury system and parole board.
At the same time he was given
blanket authority to “go into any
phase of the matter that you deem
Richardson, before his appointment
as assistant U. S. attorney general,
was district U. S. attorney it Fargo.
Unemployed Champion Will En
ter North Dakota’s pri
mary Election
Massillon, 0., Jan.- 15.—(fl*)— I The
Massillon Independent in a copy
righted article Friday said tha r
••General'’ Jacob S. Coxey, recently
elected mayor, and leader of
“Coxcy’s Army" of unemployed in
1894, has decided to become a candi
date for the Republican presidential
The Independent said Coxey will
file petitions in the North Dakota
presidential preferential primary to
be held March 15.
Sales of non-interest bearing bonds
for public improvement, issuance
against these bonds, by the govern
ment, of legal tender money, relief
of unemployed and the restoration of
prosperity will be his platform, The
Independent said.
In announcing his candidacy, Gen
eral Coxey said he had mustered a
wide circle of friends in the western
state to, circulate his petition, and
expressed confidence he would have
little difficulty getting his' name be
fore the people.
These friends, The Independent
said, have promised to carry the gen
eral’s non-interest bearing bond
campaign to every hamlet of North
N. H Taxpayers Head
Quits Democrat Post
Valley City. N. D., Jan. 15.—<*>—
Gus Lamb, Michigan, chairman of the
Nelson county Democratic organiza
tion, announced his resignation from
that position Thursday.
Lamb, who headed the comity’s del
egation to the state Democratic con
vention here, said he is resigning In.
the desire to keep out of politics the
North Dakota State Taxpayers’ asso
ciation, of which he is chairman.
Leadership of the county delega
tion to 'the Democratic convention
was turned over to another member,
and tomb did not servo as a delegate
at the Democratic meeting.
Design for Capitol
Still Is in Question
Commissioners Get Final Data
Upon Which to Base
Their Decision
Problem Is Whether Structure
Should Be of Tower or
Low-Lying Type
With tests and borings completed
on the proposed 'site for the new
state capitol building, all that re
mains before the architects can be
gin the final phases of their work is
for the capitol commission to decide
upon a design, F. L. Anders, commis
sion secretary, said Friday.
Some discussion has been had of
a skyscraper or tower type of build
ing but just as much has been heard
of a relatively low-lying structure,
Anders said. Adjutant General G. A.
Fraser and F. L. Conklin, commis
sion members, said Friday that the
design had by no means been de
cided upon.
With the necessary technical data
available, members of the commission
are giving their attention to the
matter of design and indications are
that the question as to whether the
building should be tall or low-lying
is one of major importance.
The debris on the capitol site has
been removed and has been distrib
uted along the boulevard at the head
of Second street. Members of the
commission said they had purposely
delayed clearing the grounds in order
to provide work when it was most
needed by residents of the com
With regard to the type of building
to be selected, members of the com
mission said they are fortunate in
that the character of the site is not
an important, factor. A full-quarter
section is available and the topog
raphy is such that proper location
could be made of any type of build
Tentative sketches of several types
jBIMrmUiUB have been submitted to
the commissioners by the architects
and a careful study of these is being
made before a vote is taken on the
final question.
Members of the commission will
meet in Bismarck at 8 p. m., Wednes
day, Jan. 20, with architects to con
sider suggested plans for the new
structure, George A. Bangs, chair
man of the commission, announced in
Grand Forks Friday.
Proceeds of Came Here Jan. 29
to Apply on ‘Open Your
Heart* Deficit
Announcement of an agreement be
tween officers of the American Legion
and Bismarck high school officials
whereby the basketball game to be
played here . Jan. 29 between Bismarck
and Jamestown will be a charity af
fair was made Friday by George
Hektner, chairman of a veteran com
mittee which will manage the affair.
Net proceeds of the game, up to
$275, will be turned over to the Le
gion to meet the deficit of that
amount incurred by the veterans in
the pre-Christmas “Open Your Heart”
campaign. Although public support
for that venture proved the best in
history, the demand was so heavy that
the veterans were forced to draw
heavily on the funds of their organ
ization before the campaign closed.
Dr. W. E. Cole, Legion member and
school board president, said athletes
and officials of the high school had
expressed a desire to help out in this
worthy enterprise and that, in view
of the fact that the Legion contribut
ed heavily in other ways, the pro
ceeds of one basketball game where of
fered to the veterans. They were per
mitted to select any contest on the
schedule except the game with Man-,
Hektner said Friday it is improb
able that a ticket sale campaign will
be made but that the Association of
Commerce, luncheon clubs and other
organizations would be asked to co
operate in getting out a large attend
Hektner's committee was appointed
by the executive. committee of the
“Open Your Heart” organization.
No advance in prices will be made
for the charity game, the chairman
Hettinger Shepherd
Dies from Exposure
Hettinger, N. a! Jan. 15. (JP)
Clark Gables, 60-year-old sheepherd
er, died here Thursday from expos
ure. Unconscious and snowblind he
was found dying about a mile from
the Gardner Wilson ranch southwest
of here.
Gables is believed to have become
exhausted in his fight with «the re
cent blizzard which swept North Da
kota. His frooen hands, clenched
about the*wires of a range fince. in
dioated he had plodded along, guiding
himself by clutching the wires. Wt
bred found Wednesday.
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tion of the employment problems ot
the nation’s railroads was deferred
again Friday by lack of the proper
authority from certain western and
one eastern line and opening of the
first joint session of brotherhood and
railway presidents was re-scheduled
for 2p. m. Daniel Willard, president
of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and
chairman of the conference group of
nine executives, asked the Indulgence
of Chairman David B. Robertson of
the union men.
President of Bank Dies Soon Af
ter E. I. Tobier Confesses
Rugby, N. D. Jan. 15.— (JP) —E. I.
Tobler, former assistant cashier of
the Bank of Oberon, pleaded guilty
to a charge of embezzling approxi
mately’ $9,000 from the bank and was
sentenced to a two-to five-year term
in the state penitentiary by Judge G.
Grimson in district court late Thurs
Tobler broke down when sentence
was imposed. He blamed the short
ages and the fact that he was able to
falsify the banks records over a period
of about two years to the fact that
the cashier of the bank did not close
ly supervise the books.
Held in custody here until the ar
rival of the transportation officer,
Tobler said the strain of the “whole
thing” was enormous. He added that
it was the first time he had ever been
in trouble. Tobler had held various
public offices in Benson county, in
cluding treasurer of the school district,
and township clerk for many years.
State’s Attorney W. G. McDonald
obtained the first confession from
Tobler with the aid of Charles
Schaffner, president of the now closed
Bank of Oberon, who cooperated with
authorities in apprehending Tobler.
Tobler was apprehended at Los An
geles, Calif., about two weeks ago
when Benson county authorities trail
ed Mrs. Tobler to Los Angeles.
Charles Schaffner, president of the
bank which closed following the em
bezzlement by Tobler, died at Oberon
Friday morning from heart disease.
Worry over the closing of the bank
and the personal loss of considerable
money in the bank was believed to
have hastened his death. In poor
health the last ten years, Schaffner
had spent much time in aiding and
cooperating with authorities here in
the apprehension of Tobler. He
helped to get Tobler’s confession.
Body of Southern North Dakota
Pioneer Will Lie in State
in Bismarck
Funeral services for J. H. Wishek,
business leader and pioneer of Mcln
tosh county who died here Wednesday
night, will be held Tuesday at Ashley,
it was announced by members of the
family Friday. The time, however,
has not been fixed.
Tentative plans are to hold a serv
ice at the Wishek home ami another
at the Lutheran church, in charge of
Rev. George Sprattler.
An otter by the Soo line of a spe
cial car to take the body of Mr. Wla
hek gad members of the family to
Ashley was accepted Thursday. The
body will lie in state at the Webb fun~
eral parlors Friday until 9:41 a.
m., Saturday.
Children of Mr. WUhek living on
the Pacific coast are expected to reach
Fttmurtfc fFwnlfty
here of the family said.
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The Weather
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day; rising temperature Saturday.
10 Members of One Family Are
Killed During Tornado in
North Dakota Enjoy* Bracing
Winter Weather With Mer
cury Rise in Sight
With 10 dead from a Tennessee
tornado, 5,000 persons driven from
their homes by floods in Mississippi
and one of the heaviest snows on rec
ord in California, the weather map
provided a somber picture Friday.
Two weather deaths were reported
on the west coast.
however. Ughtenin * touches,
In the lower middle west and east
it was still springtime •while North
Dakota was enjoying bracing winter
weather with a prospect that it would
. /® lr . ® nd warmer Satuaday. Most
of the highways in the northwestern
and western parte of the state, closed
by a heavy storm Wednesday, again
were open to traffic. *
Wyoming, Montana and New Mex
ico were cold and clear, while snow
blocked highways in southern Idaho.
Nevada had temperatures that dipped
down to a minus 35.
Canada Is Contradiction
Canada was a contradiction of sea
sons, with sub-zero cold in the west
em provinces and temperatures in the
60 s in Ontario and even in the mari
time provinces.
Near Ottawa there were flood wa
ters, with an ice jam threatening de
struction of a dam and a bridge
across the Quyon river. Streets of
Quyon were flooded, and nearby farm
lands inundated.
Richmond, Va., never before saw a
January as hot as Thursday's 78, and
Norfolk’s 77 was the highest since
New England’s Ice and snow was
melting under a sun that brought re
ports of robins and fishing tackle
lawns yellowed by dandelions.
M Owasco Lake, near Auburn, N.
Y., the kids went swimming. Fisher
men were pulling foolish fish from
Lake Chautauqua —nice calioo baas
that usually run In May. A regula
tion nine-inning baseball game was
played at Uniontown, Pa., under a
temperature of 73.
Friday’s weather predictions were
discouraging for the east's dandHions.
swimmin* holes and calico bass, in
parts of the middle west the promise
was “much colder” weather. Much
of the middle Atlantic territory looked
for rain and colder. For Pennsylvania
and West Virginia there was likeli
hood spring would continue her fling.
West Coast Threatened
Concerning the far west, the weath
er bureau remarked:
“A disturbance of considerable In
tensity is approaching the Pacific
coast, and another is centered over
southern Alaska.”
New- Lex. Tenn.. 10 members of
the P. w. Rice family were killed and
three ethers injured when a tornado
whipped through to farming com
munities. Little hope was held for
the reoovery of Lucille Rice, 11th
member of the family, while lie and
May Ann Rice were not so seriously
hurt. At least 10 or 12 buildings in
or near the Lex and Eaton commun
ities were destroyed. Communication
lines were down and the full extent
of the disaster could not be learned
Members of the Rice family died
when their house was blown apart.
One child was blown so far his body
was not found for several hours.
Down in Mississippi, a break in the
levee along the flooded Tallahatchie
river let a wall of water into the
Tippo basin and forced a hasty re
treat by hundreds of families. W. R.
Gray, levee commissioner, estimated
that the number of persons to be re
moved was 5,000 and every vehicle
available was commandeered to as
sist in the work.
Boatmen Are Busy
Boatmen brought many refugees
to Glendore, which still is partly
under water and menaced by the
flood. The break on the opposite side
of the river, however, was expected
to ease the strain here. More than
50 other villages and towns in the
district were fighting to keep back
the flood while 50,000 acres were in
undated in eight western Tennessee
Reports from San Francisco said
snow in the Sierra Nevada moun
tains was the deepest on record. The
same storm which brought a new
downfall . damaged
lines and hampered shipping. The
two deaths attributed to the weather
occurred in traffic accidents.
In several California fruit-growing
sections temperatures were below
‘Trunk Murder 9 Trial
To Be Opened Tuesday
Phoenix, Ariz.. Jan.
depositions were received and filed
with the cleric of the superior court
Thursday fraui; three Aehwre wife*
cused "trunk murderess/’
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