Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 14, 1936 · Page 38
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 14 •§ 1936 a half, another train took the passengers to Oelwein. Worm, the farmer who witnessed the crash, said that while the freight train was backing up, "the passenger train came out of the foe and plowed into it. There was an awful crash," • he said, "with lire and steam flj'ing every "which way." According to Worm, the passenger train was moving forward at a speed of at least 50 to 60 miles an hour. Fog Cloaked Wreckage. With other trainmen and passengers who stumbled from the cars. Worm searched the debris for bodies. For a time, he said, fog and darkness cloaked the wreckage. The body of one engineer was found between the rails, 'and the other on a siding. E. R. Golather, freight brakeman, and James E. RodericK. freight conductor, were the other trainmen injured. Both live in St. Paul. Immediately after being notified oi' the wreck by members of the train crew, the employes of the railroad at New Hampton called Doctors M. J. McGrane, Hans Haumeder, J. M. ^Cerwick and P. E. Gardner and also two ambulances. Tells of Collision. Dr. J. G. Morrison, pastor of a Kansas City, Mo., church enroute to a conference at St. Paul said that he had awakened at o o'clocK and had just dozed off when the crash occurred. "I looked at my watch and it was just six minutes after five." he said. "There were 10 berths in the club car, seven of them were occupied by Minnesota physicians who had attended a two day meeting of the Western Surgical association at Kansas City. Mo. One oMhc doctors was Dr. Atkins, a member of the Mayo clinic staff. There were three other members of the Mayo staff vestigation that the passenger train was running late, being due at New Hampton at 4:40 a. m. This train ordinarily stops here 20 minutes after a train from Chicago, but the train from Chicago, delayed by a minor wreck in Illinois, was running behind the Kansas City train. It ran up to the scene of the wreck, picked up the passengers, and backed to Oelwein. Train orders removed by Sheriff George C. Murray from the pockets of the dead engineers read: "Passenger train No. 23 (one of those wrecked) to meet No. 74 (a freight) and second No. 26 (the wrecked freight) at Fredericksburg. Use caution. Heavy fog." Was Backing Up. The passenger train did meet the first freight at Fredericksburg and it is believed the engineer thought he saw the second freight train through a fog on the- siding. A single track stretch G miles long from Fredericksburg to Boyd is operated as one "block." At Boyd a signal indicates to southbound trains if the block is clear. When the signal was down, the freight train stopped and started to back up but it was too late. It is thought that the engineer of the freight assumed that the block circuit was snapped by a broken wire and was backing the five miles to New Hampton and consequently was not moving fast. Railroaders agreed that this backing motion did much to reduce the intensity of the shock, however. Just Cleared Block. E. R. Golsther. brakeman of the freight, who suffered chest injuries, said at the hospital, "our freight had just cleared the block when we were hit. I was just about knocked out when thrown against the brake." Also in the caboose with Golather was James AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "Amy persuades her girls to tell her everything, but it's only because she gets a kick out of it," in the car. The other doctors were E. Broderick. freight train conduc- Dr. C. D. Harrington and Dr. W. E. Kochford, both of Minneapolis, and another physician from Austin, Minn." Ten nf the passengers left the wrecked train and were brought to the Miller hotel at New Hampton. The members of the Mayo staff and the Austin physician left shortly their homes. after o'clock for The other five passengers left on the first train after the service was resumed during the afternoon. Approximately 40 passengers lef: the train and went into the passenger train en- route to Minneapolis from Chicago. Emil Drcwlcow. a farmer wno lives within 600 feer, of the scene of the accident, said that he was su-akened by the crash but that it was not a lar.je crushing noise. Are Identified Later. Observers who arrived among the first 10 from New Hampton IOWA THIRD IN TRAFFIC SAFETY Only 2 States Have Fewer Deaths in Proportion to Gasoline Use. DES MOINES, (/P)—The national safety council reported Saturday that Iowa has climbed to third place in the nation in highway safety as measured by traffic volume. Only two states—Rhode Island and North Dakota—had fewer au.. ,,..~ -,*--*„,~~ -~ 0 -..., . tomobile accident deaths in pro- Women passengers, who were portion to gasoline consumption, tor. who suffered leg injuries. trying to keep warm inside the cars, did through the fog, see railroad men carrying away the bodies of the victims. As passengers of the wrecked train climbed aboard the train to be the traffic volume index, during the first 10 months of 1936, the report said. A year ago Iowa ranked seventh. While fatalities in the nation as a whole increased 1 per cent dur- taken to Oelwein, only two were [ n g that period, the report con- hysterical. Bodies of the four dead men I decrease, have been taken to St. Paul. — i tinued, Io\va showed a 7 per cent en an EDWARD STARTS UIO UCUMICC Hid NtW Llrhj If She Weds Edward Plans to See Specialist in ! LONDON, m— Denied a place found the engines both ditch on the west side the the tracks. One of the engineers lay between the rails on the main line. The other one was between the two tracks. Both had apparently died instantly. Until brought to funeral homes here, it was impossible to identify them. The injured were taken into the club .car that had been vacated. Shortly after S o'clock the injured were taken to St. Joseph's hospitftl at New Hampton where Knuvson and Ol- linser died within an hour. At 6 o'clock none of the passengers had left the v/recked passenger train, but w ; thin an hour the second passenger train, -that had been stopped at Fredericksburg, arrived and passengers were given their choice of going to New Hampton or to get on the other train. Autos Go in Ditch. The dense fog handicapped automobile drivers from New Hampton, two of them skidding into the ditch. The temperature in the open being around zero but warmed up considerably during the day when 10.000 or more persons from this section of Iowa visited the scene of the accident. Most o; the wreckage had been cleared away before noon. No amount of loss could be learned but it was said that the loss would total much more than 5100,000. Huddled in Couch. After the crash, Chickasaw county officials, physicians and undertakers rushed from N e \v 1 [ampton to the scene of the v.-rcck in the darkness of early morning but there was little to do except bring the injured persons and bodies of the dead to| Austria About Ear Infection. VOESLAU, Austria, (.*?)— The Duke of Windsor, closely guarded in a chateau where he started life made an appointment to consult a Vienna specialist about a long standing ear affliction. The' former- :3dHg~ "of England, who came .to '.-Austria .Sunday night after giving, up his throne for Mrs. Wallis. Simpson, was expected to call at the Vienna, clinic of Prof. Heinrich Neumann late in the day after all other patients had left, attendants said. It was noted the former ereign held his hand over his ear when he was driven from the Vienna station to the country estate of Baron Eugene de Rothschild near here after a trip from England through France and Switzerland. Keeps Ethical Silence. Neumann maintained an ethical silence concerning the nature of the Duke's ear trouble, but it wa.-> learned from attendants and other physicians that the treatments he will undergo consist of x-ray, Ugnt rays and rinsing the inner ear. Neumann has treated the former king on previous visits to Vienna. The specialist confined himself to a statement that the car trouble was not serious and that the treatments were designed to prevent the condition from coming worse. Ear specialists believe the ailment might have been caused either by a f.all from a horse or by infection following bathing. The consensus in Vienna wat \ the former ruler first came to j Austria from England so he could consult Neumann. Patrol Larsre Estate. as the Queen of England, Wallis Warfield Simpson nevertheless will.have a title if in the fullness of time she becomes the wife of the nation's exiled monarch, Edward VIII. , She would be known as "he- royal highness, the Duchess of Windsor'' and would be entitled to the precedence and privileges of her husband's rank. _Jn,,tb.eir.^travels they would -,_,..Created with diplomatic immunity ^ GIVES EX-KING TO GOD'S CARE Head of Church of England Calls on Nation for Reconsecration. LONDON, (7P)—The head of the Church of England called upon the nation to reconsecrate itself. The country needs a renewal of its belief in the Christian life, as! serted the Archib'ishop of Canterbury, in a castigation of former King Edward as a man who "disappointed hopes so high and abandoned a trust so great." "Oh, the pity of it!" exclaimed the archbishop, head of the state church, in a Sunday broadcast committing the former .king to the care of God. Calls It Tragedy. "What pathos, nay what tragedy, surrounds the central figure of these swiftly moving scenes * * *" declared the archbishop reviewing the eventful days climaxed by the former sovereign's decision to quit his throne because he could not remain ruler 'and marry the twice divorced American woman. "How can we forget the high hopes and the promise of his a mere 1 phrase, there must be a renewal in our midst of definite and deliberate allegiance to Christ— to His standards of life, to. the principles of His kingship.'' Darkness Is Over. Concluding, he said: "So much for the past. And now for the future. The darkness of an anxious time is over. A new morning has dawned. A new reign has begun. George VI is king." "A king has gone, God be with him. "A king has come. God bless him, keep him, guide him now and ever." The dean of Exeter, Dr. S. C. Carpenter, was outspoken in his Sunday sermon. He said: "The church is relieved and happy at the passing of scandal which would have cheapened the coronation, would have poisoned its sacredness, and would have robbed city and village of simple happiness with which they were prepared to greet it." Shot While Hunting LEON, (/P)—L. D.' Buckley, Des Moines, was shot accidentally while hunting near here Sunday. Physicians asid he may lose the sight of his right eye because of the wound. FINDLEY ESTATE GETS PROPERTY Jury Rules Sister Must Return $142,500 He Gave Her. DES MOINES, VP)—A district court jury decided here Saturday that Rieka Findley, sister of the late Park A. Findley, must return to his estate $142,500 in personal property she claimed he gave to her shortly before his death. Suit to recover the property was brought by George A. Wilsoj, estate executor, at the request of Mrs. Grace Findley. the housekeeper whom the former state investigation bureau chief married at Miami, Fla., nine days before his death at Louisville, Ky., June 13, 1935. Widow Gets Third. The decision materially increases the estate, one-third of which Findley's. bride-widow is eligible to inherit under the law. The jury ruled, however, that Findley's sister may retain $7,500 in two bank accounts maintained by Findley. The $142,500 in prop- erty the jury ruled she must return to the estate consisted of $117,000 in bonds, 54,000 in jewelry and $21,500 in stocks which Miss Findley took from Findley's bank safety deposit boxes. Attorneys for the estate contended that Findley, a f ormer Polk county sheriff and national j guard officer, was unsound of mind when he gave the property to his sister. Patient In Sanitarium. { Miss Findley testified her brother gave her the property, April 8, 1935, while he was a I patient in the Retreat, a Des I Moines sanitarium. I To support its claims, the estate j offered the testimony of two mental experts. One, Dr. Ralph Duncan, head of a Kansas City. Mo., sanitarium, said h« e.- p - ••• Findley in March, 1935, at his sanitarium and that ilia th'-ii •--- reau investigation chief was suffering from syphilis of the brain and was a victim of a narcotic habit. Waterloo Bride in Critical Condition After Auto Crash ST. JOSEPH, Mo., &T-)—Mra. Donald Graham. ?4. of Waterloo, Iowa .injured in an automobile collision near Cameron, Mo., Friday night a few hours after she was married, remained in a critical condition here Monday, hospital attendants said. She has been unconscious since the accident. Her husband, a Waterloo attorney, also injured in the crash, was reported improving rapidly. RADIO PROGRAM STATION WOI. AMES TUESDAY. DEC. IS I'J:00 a.m.—The Homcmakcr:.. Ui'JO a.m.—Rhyme and Rhythm. 1:00 p.m.—Carl Nebbc's Orchestra. 2:00 p.m.—-Howard Chase at the Console. 2:30 p.m.—Ra^lo Child Sluty Club. 3:30 p.m.—The Magazine Rack. youth he continued. It is the remembrance of these things that wrings from our heart the cry, 'The pity of it. Oh, the pity of it!" "To the infinite mercy and protecting care of God we commit him now wherever he may be." Strange and Sad. It is strange and sad, added the archbishop, "that for such a motive, however strongly it was pressed upon his heart, he (Edward) should have disappointed hopes so high and abandoned a trust so' great. "Even more strange and sad it is that he should have sought his happiness in a manner inconsistent with the Christian principles of marriage, and within a social circle whose standards and ways- of life are alien to all the best instincts and traditions of his people." This reference to Edward's associates .at home and abroad was the strongest ever -voiced publicly from any English pulpit or platform. Rebuked by Nation. "Let those who belong to this circle -know that today they stand rebuked by the judgment of a nation which had loved King Edward," he added. "I have shrunk from saying these words, but I have felt compelled for the sake ] of sincerity and truth to say them." Two weeks hence, the archbishop disclosed, he again will broadcast, trying then, "if God will help me, to make to the nation a somewhat solemn recall to religion." We still call ourselves a religious nation," he declared. "But if ATTENTION!! • Money Available For Refinancing Existing Mortgages and Contracts • Save—Lower Interest Rates • Small Expense • Arrangements Completed . . . Without Delay Investment Department FIRST NATIONAL BANK MASON CITY, IOWA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Coroaration SHOULD INCLUDE TTMDNAMB ^.•"~ ."."" „ i Gendarmes patroled the large TView Hampton. Passengers _weic, eg , ate Qf Baron dp Rothschilcl huddled in the cooch and Pullman and were surprisingly calm, according to the first newspaperman to arrive on the scene. Although the caboose of the freight train was derailed, the other cars in the freight remained on the track. Where the two locomotives met and rolled over in the ditch, the track was ripped up for 50 feet. Fire did not break out and the locomotive boilers did not explode. Another AVrcck Reported. It was learned during the in- FOR YOUR STOMACH 8 SAKE TAKFj "OLD • MOHAWK MEDICINE For Indigestion. Headache, Dys- peptia. Gas, Bloating and Stomach Dftorder*. A large $1.00 bottle of Old Mohawk Medicine for only Huxtoblc Drug Co. 116 S. Fed—Mason City, la. keeping the curious at a distance. Servants were forbidden to talk- to callers. Watchmen patrolled the entire railroad line from the Austrian border to Vienna and from Vienna to the Enzesfeld estate when the royal visitor arrived. A darme was posted every one-half kilometer. A police car accompanied the Duke and his party as it dashed from Vienna to the estate, 25 miles from the capital. After he passed the Vienna city limits, police blocked off the road for ten minutes. The former monarch was in o happy frame of mind when he arrived, apparently unworned by the momentous decision he had made to cast aside the crown. I Manila Shaken by Strong Earthquake MANILA, tff't— A strong earthquake, lasting 16 seconds, shoo!; Manilla Monday afternoon. Despite the marked sway of buildings, no damage was reported. The center of the quake was estimated to have been 100 miles southwest, in the China sea. Former Sioux Gtyan Killed in Auto Crash GRAND FORKS," N. Dak., (/P,— W. C, Stockfield, formerly of Sioux City, was killed in an automobile accident near here Sunday. that title is to be a reality and not accorded royal princes. Coprrlfbt, 19M, I. J. Ewnolto TohM Cumitu, Wlo««l*J«-, N. O. 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