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• DISPATCHES «
Tragic Work of Burying
Tornado Victims Begun
— : .
Few, Funerals Were Held Fri
, day But Most of Them Will
Be Held During Today and
LITTLE ILLNESS IN
WAKE OF STORM
Some Pneumonia Reported,
But General Health Condi
tions in Stricken Areas Re
maining About Normal.
(By the Associated Presm). —The known
and estimated dead from Wednesday's tor
nado and storm. which dipped into sec
tions of 5 states stood at 822 shortly be
fore noon today. This total included live
additional deaths reported from Griffin.
Ind., one more from Princeton, Ind., and
seven more from Murphysboro, 111.
The number of injured util! hovered
around 3,000. Burial of the dead was
proceedings rapidly in all sections, with
tyrief ceremonies and clergymen remain
ing constantly on duty.
There are still some unidentified dead,
with more bodies probably yet to be
Organized relief work was methodical
ly in operation throughout the devastated
regions. - !
Property loss in all devastated dis
tricts was estimated variously between
$5,000,000 and $8,000,000.
Chicago. March 21 (By the Associated
Press).—The storm swept territory of
the Ohio Valley today continued the trag
ic duty of burying its dead, while relief
worbeers completed the task of bringing
order out of dhaos and plans for rehabili
tation were advanced.
Funeral services for some of the vic
tims of Wednesday's storm were held yes
terday, but most of the burials were ar
ranged for today and Sunday with me
morial services to be held Inter. In
towns where loss of life wns heaviest
community funerals were planned, with
burial in one long grave.
Reports from the destroyed district said
the relief work was well organized. A
flood of material aid continued to pour
in for sufferers in the greatest tornado
in American history which snuffed out
more than 800 lives, injured more than
3,000 and left entire communities home
While some cases of pneumonig were
reported in Southern Illinois there was
taws axs a»
hundred units of nntitetanus serum sent
by airpihne from Indianapolis were avail
able for emergency use.
A few isolated cases of looting came
to light, but generally there were no dis
orders. At West Frankfort a man was
caught taking a ring from a woman's
Anger and was slain by a police officer.
Business generally was at a standstill,
but with the work of clearing the debris
proceeding rapidly, commercial activities
in some communities were expected to be
resumed next week. The main streets j
of Murphysboro were expected to be l
cleared next week. j
Mtad Nowhere to Go.
New Harmony, Ind., March 21.—Aj
doctor oik duty at the improvised hospital 1
in the Ribeire gymnasium at New Har
mony yesterday was engaged in examin
ing those whose injuries were considered
slight. A woman walked out. A care
ful examinaton showed here injuries to
be slight. v
“You're ail right, you oan go,” the
doctor told her.
“Go,” a pitiful pair of eyes looked into
night and day during the height of the
The doctor looked at her. He couldn’t
answer. She walked back to her cot
and went to bed.
Rehabilitation Work Underway.
Carbondale, 111., March 21.—Rehabili
tation work in the devastated tornado
swept area of southern Illinois was un
derway today while the dead were yet
unburied and the homeless and injured
still were being aided,
'A survey of the entire district was ,
promised by a* construction corporation
with to view to determining the damage
and ascertaining the requirements for re
placing the wrecked structure.
Meanwhile relief work, now thorough
ly organised in all towns of stricken area
was proceeding smoothly with plenty of
doctors and nurses to care for the hun
dreds of injured, and a steady stream of
provisions, clothing and other necesai
ties flowing .into the storm area.
Military authorities, federal and state
officials, the Red Ooss and civic organ
izations are operating through central
distributing, agency here. The homeless
were quartered in homes of the more for
tunate or in army tents sent by military
to the devastated towns, while clothing
and food.are being issued to the needy.
The toll of the tornado lay today in
a score of improvised morgues in as many
little itowns and village. With rough
bcardd and boxes as their biers and sheets
and blankets as their shrouds, the loug
rows of still forms lay in mortuaries,
churches, dubs and private homes.
Between the aisles of bodies —many of
them those of school children And a num
ber of babes in arms—last night walked
an endless stream of men, women And
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The Concord Daily Tribune
“ children searching for loved ones.
[ It was a task for which there had been
• no time before because of the urgent
I needs of the seriously injured, and was
being enacted amid scenes of sorrow un
paralleled in these communities to which
raining disasters with heavy losses of life
are not unusual.
r The scenes were made the more pitiful
' because of the horrible vengeance which
the elements had wreaked upon their
victims. Os two hundred bodies viewed
by represenatives of The Associated
Press, scarce a one, even of little ehil
, dren, but was mangled, scarred or burn
ed, some of them beyond recognition.
As one grey-haired woman tottered
past a row of. bodies of school children
i of the De Soto disaster, she seemed to
• express the sentiments of ail when, with
■ tears streaming down her cheeks, she
. turned to a companion and sobbed:
“This was no. disaster, it was a cruci
While heart-rendering scenes were be
ing enacted over the bodies, scarce less
pitiful were the pictures to be found in
the makeshift hospitals.
That was especially true at Murphys
boro. where doctors and nurses who had
worked since dawn labored far into the
night by candle light in alleviating the
pnin of those desperately hurt.
Broken victims of the storm were
wheeled or carried in rApid succession
before a little group of doctors who pro
pounced the fate of the sufferers in cur
sory glances and- turned to the next.
More often hope was held out, but
more often amputations were necessary. I
In CArbondaie this morning before the
arrival of a relief train tilled with Chi
cago doctors and nurses, the desperate
situation, with hospitals dogged, churches
and homes filled with tiie De Soto vic
tims, caused surgeons to operate without
While the victims of the newcomer ap
peared numberless, tales of narrow es
capes, freakish pranks of the deadly wind
and Os heroism seldom equalled were
A De Soto banker who found his in
stitution crumbling about his ears es
caped injury or death by taking refuge
in a vault with his money.
At • Murphysboro two dogs exhibited
true caqipe affection for their master
piiined in death beneath the debris of a
burning building, when they braved
streams of water played by firemen to
tug at his lifeless form, refusing to be
driven off until firemen chopped away
the rubbish and recovered the body.
One woman was held tight in the arms
were blown frotn about them. The fourth
wall remained iotact and the husband
clung to it and he and his wife escaped i
The new $12,000 fire truck of the i
Herrin. 111., department, which with oth- i
er departments from nearby towns weiit i
so Murphysboro was burned up on its i
first run when it became mired in the <
mnd and the flames swept over it. i
A number of locomotives were ruined ,
when the Mobile and Ohio roundhouse ]
I 1 was destroyed at Murphysboro.
Prisoners in the Murphysboro jail in |
j the heart of the city beard the tornado ;
wish by the bars of their cells while ]
a tremendous bandstand in the corner ]
(of the court bquse yard was uprooted j
and the flagstaff was bent into a huge C. |
' Little cottages escaped unscathed
while huge trees a few hundred feet away i
were splintered. ,
McLEAN IS BEBEIGED
TO APPOINT JURIST ,
Friends of Wright and Annfleld Urge 1
Them For Superior Court—Decision !
Raleigh, March 20.—Salisbury delega
tions storming Governor McLean this 1
evening, and Concord and Union law
years at it this afternoon, left Gover- J
nor McLean in doubt whether he can
name a judge to succeed the late Benja- j
min F. Long before Monday or not.
More hearings will be given Saturday. 1
The Salisburyans were Senator Walter
H. v Woodson, Stahle Linn and Cham ’
Coughenhour, who spoke for R. Lee '
Wright, of the Rowan bar. Former Sen- 1
ator Luther Hartsell and T. D. Maness. I
of Cabarrus, came for Frank Armfield, 1
of the Cabarrus bar, and John C. M. '
Vann, former member of the general as- >
sembly and resident of Union, where Mr.
Armfield lived most of his life, spoke for
the Cabarrus candidate. There is no
doubt that the Armfield friends have 1
made a good impression on his excel
Governor MdLean did not indicate who
would do the further work for the aspi
rants, but he will hear them out. It ,
is pot likely that he will get to this ,
appointment before Monday. |
Another Diphtheria Epidemic for Alaska? !
Nome, March 21. —Dr. Curtis Welch, ,
sole physician of Nome, who worked
night and day during the height of tre ■
epidemic, has received word from Candle, !
250 ihiles northeast of here, that an 'epi- .
demic of sore throats with symptoms of
diphtheria was spreading among residents
of Buckland. River,
In New York a woman kicked in a
shop window. May have seen a hat there
just like hers.
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1925
jK The Tribune’s weekly sermon to )K
JK be printed in the Monday afternoon jjf
patter will be preached tomorrow by *
S 8 Rev. T. F, Biggins, pastor of Forest
Hill Methodist Church. Mr. Hig- Ac
, IK gins is one of the new ministers in $
the city, coming here from Brevard A(
)K Street Methodist Church, in Cltar- *
i IK lotte, last november.
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( WHEN CARS COLLIDE
i Ivey Lanier Perhaps Fatally Injured on
.High Point-ThmnasviUe Road. —Arrest
I High Point, Mnrch 20.—Ivey Lanier,
middle-nged white man. wnh perhaps fa
tally injured when an automobile in which
he was riding collided with another ma
t chine on the Thomasviile highway, three
miles from here, tonight. Lanier . was
brought to the jGuilford general hospital
in an unconscious condition and the at
tending physician. Dr. W. J. Jackson,
said the patient would not live through
the night. He was injured about the
head nnd neck.
'According to ’witnesses of the accident.
Lanier was en route to his home from
this city and was driving on tlie r'ght
side of the road when his car whs struck
by on automob'le driven by Ham Tucker,
of this city. Tucker, according to re
ports, was driving at a rapid rate of
speed and was endeavoring to pass anoth/
or car when the collision occurred. Tuck
er escaped with minor injuries.
Lan-'er is 50 years of age and is em
ployed ns machinist for the High Poirif
Furniture company. Tucker is superin
tendent of the Columbia Veneer and Pan
lel company, at Thomasviile, but makes
I his home in High Point.
Tucker was nrrested, charged with as
sault and battery.
(Members of the local volley ball team,
en route to Greensboro to play there Fri
day niglit, happened on the scene of the
accident shortly after •it had occurred.
An ambulance had just urrived and Mr.
Lanier seemed to be dying as he was
placed in it. He was injured when be
was thrown from his Ford by the force
of the impact find was hurtled out and
against the steel brace of the sunshield.
This was bent double, By a rather un
jusual- phennnenqn, after the two cars
struck, the heavier of the two, the Stude
baker, was turned round nnd both the
Ford and the Studebaker went head-on
into the bank on the side of the road.
Both cars were practically new, the Ford
seeming not to have been driven before.—
KILLS MAN AND GOES
ON HOME tO SLUMBER
Assets Poofe fl&BSrtsHe"SlLt Tfeve Har
ris in Self-Defense Near Troy.
Troy, March, 20.—Atlas ' Poole shot
an instantly killed Dave Harris last
night in the Onviile section, about five
miles south of here. The killing was
done on a lonely path that leads from
tte Harris home so Onviie, about 9
o’clock but local authorities did not re
ceive the report until early this dom
ing. They immediately went to the
scene, and after a corner’s inquest was
held found Poole at his home asleep.
He was taken into custody and
brought here where he is confined in the
Montgomery county jail awaiting a pre
liminary hearing. The cause of killing
has not been definitely determined, the
prisoner refusing to make any statement
but that he shot in self-defense.
Duncan Parsons, a neighbor of both
Poole and Harris, wns an eye witness
and he first gave the report. It seems
that Poole apd Parsons went to the
home of Harris before dark last night
and tliat all three men engaged in a
drinking frolic. This ended about 8
o’clock with a quarrel between Poole and
Harris. Harris left the home, following 1
Poole and Parsons, and when about one
mile from it yvas killed.
Harris was in his Rhirt sleeves Tfhen
killctL and his body" only showed ope
wound, that being made by a shotgun
fired at close range, the lead entering
his body just a few inches below the
He wns a brother-in-law of Poole and
was engaged in the sawmill business.
He loaves a wife and four children.
Poole is the son t of Hart Poole, a
prominent citizen of Montgomery conn- :
ty, and is about 32 years of age. He has
been engaged in the mercantile busi
ness at Onvil for sometime. >
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady Today -at Decline of 5
Points on March But General ty 1 to 5
(By the Associated Press)
New York. March 21. —Thee cot
market opened steady today at a decline
of 5 points on March but generally 1 to
5 points higher on overnight,buying or
ders, encouraged by yesterday’s talk of
a better spot demand nnd bullish weekly
May sold up to 25.78 and October to
25.50 in the first few minutes, making
a net advance of about 3 to 7 points on
more active positions, new crops being
probably influenced by prospects for con
tinued dry weather in the southwest ov
The bulge, however, met realizing or
liquidation, promoted by the easier show
ing of Liverpool and less favorable advices
from Fall River and the market was
quiet at the end of the first hour with
prices within a few points of the best.
Cotton futures opened steady. March
25.55: May 25/J2; July 26.00; Oct.
25.47; Dec. 25A7. ,
Oxford Wins Track Meet.
London, March gl.—Oxford University
won the annual trgck meet with Cam
bridge today, six events to five. .
Arthur Goodman is confined to his
home od East Depot street by Illness.
uni i mi i'.jis'. l - '
Ten Pages Today
; SHEPHERD LAWYERS
: WILL FIGHT TO GET
i HIH FREEJN BOND
Has Been Indkted for Mur-
J der of Wffltai N. McClin
tock, And fl Being Held
! In Jail N«*w7
i BE ARRAIGNED
; He Has Been Indicted Also
i In Connection With the
Death of MdClintock, and
Is Also In Jail.
(By the Amoefnted Press)
Chicago, March 21.—Counsel tor Wil
liam D. Shepherd, accused of killing his
foster son, William N. McCHntoek, were
: prepared today for. on effort to qbtain his
, freedom on bail. Shepherd has been in
the county jail since Wednesday when
! the grand jury returned ' murder indict
' ment against him.
The prosecutors also pianneid to ar
raign Charles C- Faiman. head of a sci
ence school, who said he gave Shepherd
the germs on a promise of SIOO,OOO and
June 20. 1024 * etao
who was jointly indicted' with him.
Shepherd’s attorneys said they would at
tack the testimony of Faiman before the
grand jury- Faiman has not yet been
arrested, but is held in technical custody
of state’s attorneys detectives.
In defense of Shepherd at the prelim
inary hearing, his attorneys said they
would Seek to show that the proof of
guilt is not evident, and that the pre
sumption guilt is not great. Prosecut
ors felt that the purposes of hearing the
indictment was regarded 1 as evidence of
guilt with the burden of proof on Shep
FOR NEW AUTO FUEL
Product Which Has as Basic a Solution
of Sugar, Said to Give Fine Results.
(By the Associated Press)
Paris. March 21.—Remarkable claims
are made for a new automobile fuel, nam
ed Iroline, after its discovery fifteen years
ago by Irene Laurent, daughter of a well
known Frencir chemist. The product,-
*• underetjgd have fqj- a basic
a Monition of sugar. 18 said to cost less
and' go further than any other sus-allcil ]
substitute for gasoline.
A party of promiuent automotive engi
neer* who tested the new fuel on a long
run in an ordinary machine aye quoted
as expressing themselves as astounded by
With Our Advertisers.
A new shipment of the celebrated Rose
craft pottery just received at the Mu
A boys’ suit with a punch and two
pairs of knickers, only $5.90, at J. C.
■' The big shoe and hosiery sale by the
Hiehmoiid-Flowe Co. in the store room
next to Ritchie Hardware Co.'s is go
ing strong. The store has been jammed
all day. Go before the biggest bargains
Now is a good time to start a series
in the Cabarrus County B. L. and S.
Association to get your own home. New
series now open. ’ '
Prepare Arguments in Teapot Dome Lease
■ Cheyebne, Wyo., March 21. (By the
Associated Press).—Priming themselves
for the last battle in the Teapot Dome
lease annulment suit, for both
sides today began preparation of their
closing arguments which they will deliver
Monday before Federal Judge T. Blake
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a CABARRUS COUNTY B. L. & SAVINGS I
Office in Concord National Bank
■ Chief of Mine Inspectors
Says There Are No InSica-
I tions to Support Belief the
Trapped Miners Are Alive.
1 BROUGHT TO TOP
' Explorers‘Find One Part of
Mine Where Men Were
i Working Not Wrecked But
No Bodies Were Found.
(By the Asaeefated Press)
- Fairmont, W Wa., March 21.—A faint
1 hope that some of the entombed miners
1 in the wrecked mine of the Bethlehem
1 Mine Corporation may be reached alive
I virtually disappeared with the statement
of R. L. I Jim iiie, chief of the West Vir
ginia mine inspectors that there lias been
no indications to support such a belief.
Any report that any Os the iriiiKrs
are alive are “superstitious" Chief Lam
bic declared explaining that resources “are
working on the assumption that; all of ■
the men in the unexplored sections of the I
mine are aiive.”
The hope that some of the men may I
have survived the blast Tuesday night was
raised when one of the rescuers penetrat-1
ed a short distance into one of the right!
hand headings and reported the explosion
had not reached that section of the mine.
Twenty-two of the thirty-three miners
were working in that section at the time
of the -blast.
Seven bodies have been brought to the
surface, and two others are expected to
be t|oisted to the top of the shaft during
today. Rescuers are still searMiing for
the bodies of two other miners in the
left headifig where exploration has thus
far been confined.
SPINNING INDUSTRY IN
FEBRUARY VERY ACTIVE
Industry Operated at Full Single Shift
Basic Capacity During the Month.
<By the Associated Press. 1
Washington, March 21.—The' cotton
spinning industry operated at full single
shift basic! capacity during February, the
e*M)*wt Mremr reeport today -shows. Are
tivity was greater than iu January, al
though the number of active spindle
hours was smaller, due to a fewer num
ber of working days.
v Dan’s Trade Review.
New York, March 20.—Dun’s tomor
row will say:
‘There has been no setback in trade
to account for the recent depression in
grain and securities which has resulted
primarily from an over extension of buy
ing on the great rite that followed the
election. The further break in wheat
prices this week accelerated the decline
on the stock exchange, while the finan
cial difficulties of a prominent western
railroad ending in a receivership intensi
fied the unsettled condition. The reac
tion in speculative markets has not been
wholly unexpected, hf?-*ver, and it has
not generally affected business sentiment,
for- commercial concerns are inherently
sound. There is a large export move
ment of agricultural staples nnd manu
factured products, domestic mill takings
of cotton have increased and mqre spind
les are active; freight traffic continues
of record volue for this season, and bank
clearings substantially surpass last year’s
total.s These and other favorable fea
tures tend to sustain confidence, although
the slow expansion in different quar
ters and the many irregularities that pre
vail tare clearly recognized.”
Wgekly bank clearings, $9,381,100,-
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! PALM BEACH LINKS
TURNED INTO CAMP
Millionaires Seize Costly Rugs and Sleep
Outdoors After Fire Razes Hotels.
Palm Beach, Fla., March o.—Estimate
: of the loss here last night when the
i Breakers Hotel and the Palm Beach Hotel
were destroyed by fire with damage to
other property, was placed at $7,000,000 -
; today by Fire Chief Schultz. Previ
ously the loss had been estimated at $4,-
Authorities continued to investigate
rumors that the Breakers was set afire
in a plot to loot rooms of jewelry and
mpney. Police have arrested a score of
. ]>ersons charged with looting.
| A checkup of hotel registers today ’
I failed to reveal that any lives were lost. I
Sleep on Golf Links,
i Smouldering ashes were all tlpu re-1
I mained today of two of the most noted
I hotels of the playground of millionaires.
The city presented an unusual Scene in
the early moruing light, as groupsipaused
to view the ruins.
On the golf links groups of million
aires slept upon expensive rugs and drap
eries torn from the floors and walls of
the burning buildings. Some persons
had found shelter in other hotels and
cottages, but many informal picnics were
held on the links iasf night.
The' estimated damage to the Break
ers, building alone, was $1,000,000. and
the Palm Beach Hotel one-fourth of that
The Breakers would have been the last
of the larger hotels to close, as it had
been planned to continue it in operation
a week later than the usual season.
Many guests ,from the Poinciana. expect
ed to close March 26th, had moved to the
Breakers. Several delegations of Ro
tarians. attending a convention in Palm
Beach, were also quartered there.
Many pai sona.-were understood -to have
made arrangements last night to leave to- ‘
day for their homes in. the East. Homes
in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach
were thrown open today to persons left
SAYS INCOME TAXES c
* SHOW STATE’S POVERTY
North Carolina Must Find New Re
sources Or It Will Remain Poor, Says
Raleigh, March 19. —Rubbing it into
the folks yet again that they are not
rich and that the income taxes show it,
.T. W. Bailey today told the Raleigh
Chamber of Commerce that the state is
one of the poorest on the western hemi
sphere and that it must devise some way
of increasing its income if it ever gets
The Raleigh lawer had the recent fig
ures of the University News Letter be
fore him. There are more than 500,000
families in the state, but only 8,000 of
them have income taxpayers. He could
not imagine how people estimate them
selves rich with wealth so poorly dis
tributed that only 8,000 families stare
in it. The total taxes of the state will
be around $90,000,000. Mr. Bailey said,
and the people will have 30 per cent, of
their net incomes to devote to taxe6.
Speaking informally and unofficially
before the meeting. Dr. W. S. Rankin
stated that he saw no reason why Woke
county should not share in the Duke
memorial hospital fund to the extent of
Isl per charity bed. allowed under Mr.
Duke’s provision and possibly at the first
an appropriation for construction. Thir
ty-two per cent, of the $40,000.00 fund
will be available for rural public hos
pitals, interest from which next year
will amount to nbout $500,000. No
funds will be available until next year.
TRUCK AND BERRIES TO
BRING IN MILLIONS
! Strawberries and Lettuce Soon to Start
i Moving in Wilmftmfton Section.
j Wilmington, Maroh 20. —Several mil
lion dollars are expected to pour into
| this section within the next two months
jas a result of the lettuce, strawberry
and truck crops that will be marketed
within that period.
I The strawberry crop will likely start
' moving within. two weeks, and the let
| tuee prop is expected to move a week
; later- The fact that the South Caroling
lettuce crop has already started moving
.is taken as a. good indication that the
'North Carolina crop, the weather per- -
. mitting. will be a success, although it is
I understood that l about 25 per cent of the
; local lettuce that was planted was kill
ed by unfavorable temperature.
A few baskets of lettuce have already
been shipped by local growers, according
to .T. P. Herring, comity farm agent.
However, it is expected that, it will be
fully three weeks before the letruce
movement assumes wat may be termed
, Several Wounded by Police Bullets.
(By the Associated Press)
Havana, Mareh 21.—Several were
wounded by bullets when police dispersed
several hundred students who had gath
ered in front of the president’s palace to
The students, police said, were protest
ini against the arrest of three students
charged with distributing literature
against . Hay-Cusada treaty celebration
9 TODAY’S «
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• Today m
f*BRK IN STRICKEN
H CARRIED 01
While Many Communities
Are Busy Burying Dead
Attention Is Being Direct
ed For Relief of Hornless.
First Attention Given Those
Who Have' Been Herded
Together in Small Houses,
and Those Who Are Hurt.
Murphysboro, 111., March-21. (By tbo
Associated Press). —Despite a steadily
soaring death toll of Wednesdays torna
do, Murphysboro today turned its atten
'tion to permanent relief, '
The deaths of injured and recoveries of
bodies from the broad areas of tangled
and chnrreg debris, pushed the total
deaths to 201 and it was feared that fur.
ther explorations of the 152 wrecqked
blocks *puld increase the total further.
The general situation was well in hand
however, and with the needed quotn of
doctors and nurses, the grave problem of
providing semi-comfort, housing, food and
clothing for the helpless thousands who
have beene herded together, two to three,
■and even seven families to the home,
claimed first attention.
Issues Call for Surgeons.
Springfield, 111., March 21 (By the As- "
sociated Press). —Immediate need of sur
geons who will donate their time until
the wounded in the tornado zone have
all received attention, today prompted
Dr. 1. D. Rawlings to appeal to county
medical societies in Illinois for help. At
the same ttime he addressed urgent tele
grams to the army, navy and public
health laboratories at Washington, ask
ing for supplies of gas. gangrene anti
toxin, which has appeared among the
Federal Government Aids in Relief Wort.
Washington, March 21.—Antitoxin to
fight gas gargrene was ordered shipped
into the midwest storm area today by
Surgeon General Cuinming. of the public
InunediatiWy upon receipt of a request
from Springfield. 111., the surgeon general
telephoned ,j»n order lot- -the ..material $
which will be shipped from I.ederle Lab
oratories in New York.
Many Miraculous Escapes.
Jdentnn. Ind„ March 21.—The list of
storm deaths in lndiuna was increased to
164 today witli the passing of Frank
(galloway, of Parrish, five members of
whose family had previously died.
Twenty-seven Injured persons were
still in hospitals here. Benton was in
the path of the storm, and the injured
from the vicinity were brought here.
Some of the stories of the storm tell of
Illinois Man Sees Auto and Family Sail
in the Wind.
De Soto, 111., March 20.—Jesse E.
Pankey, of Harco, this county, who was
returning to his home Jroin St. Louis
with his wife and two Jliall children in
an automobile when Wednesday's torna
do approached, today described a fantasy
of the winds.
He swung into a garage tO| escape,-
Pankey said, and as he stepped from the
automobile, the roof of the garage was
whirled away. Next, he asserted, his
car was tossed into the air and carried
off with his wife and 'children in it.
He also was lifted and blown five blocks,
alighting uninjured on the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad tracks, he continued.
His wife and children later were found
in a freshly ploughed field and they were
only slightly injured, Panky said. He
added that the last time he saw his au
tomobile it was still stalling.
JOE STONE IS NAMED
Robeson County Man Appointed to Post
Last Session of General As
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh. March 21.—Warden Sam
Busbee, of the State prison, announced
today be appointed .Toe Stone, of Robe
son county, a guard at the prison, as tem
irnrary executioner of the State prison.
Stone receives his appointment under
a bill ratified by the 1025. general as
sembly creating the position of State ex
ecutioner and providing for the payment
of $25. to the man holding the post for
every person electrocuted. His duty will
be to turn the switch sending the death
dealing current into the prisoner’s body.
Stone will officiate next Thursday for
the first time when Albert- Harlee, also
of Robeson county, is scheduled to die
William A. St. George Dead.
(By the Associated Press)
Charlotte, March 21.—William A. Bt.
George, aged 20, reporter qn The Char
lotte Observer, died gt his home here to- •
day following hemorrhage of the lungs.
He was a veteran of the World War, and
is survived by. a wife and one child.
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