Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 99
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON GITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 Sec. A—3 Improved Conditions in Business Provided for lowans^ During 1936 EXTREME COLD, HEAT SUFFERED BY CORN STATE Roosevelt, Landon Meet at Crossroads in Campaigns. DES MOINES, Wj—1936 A. D. It wrote into Iowa headline history the coldest, stormiest winter; the hottest, dryest summer lowans ever lived through. It produced a coa! famine, blacked railroads and highways with Wizard drifts. It killed scores of Iowa residents with extreme cold, equally extreme heat. It cut the state's normal corn crop in half. It recorded the loss of more than 500 lives in highway accidents. It saw Roosevelt and Landon turn Iowa into a political crossroads, then saw lowans vote Roosevelt and democratic. It produced improved business for Iowa businessmen, provided a $1 a bushel corn market and a $10 a hundred hog market for Iowa farmers. It produced more jobs for unemployed, saw relief rolls decline. 1936 passes in review: | JANUARY ! Federal social security board j approves approves Iowa's state j old age pension pirn. U. S. supreme court rules AAA unconstitutional: six justices hanged in effigy at Ames. Attorney General O'Connor urges investigation of 445 federal liquor permit holders in Iowa . . . Max Duckworth, former Woodbury county attorney who refused to testify in O'Connor's graft trial, surrenders license to practice law. Asst. Atty. Gen. Lehan T. Ry- Transmitter Installed at KGLO chain store gross receipts tax . . . Carl Carlson wins state and national corn husking championships. Alfred James Livingston, 84, told by Vice Preisdent Curtis once that he was "too damned dumb to understand" dies... Charles M. Dutcher, 67, Iowa City attorney dies as he argues case before Iowa supreme court... Congressman Hubert Utterback attacks appointment of George Keller to succeed L. S. Hill. DECEMBER James E. O'Brien, Jr., 25, of Des j Moines, killed by assailant when j I he goes to home to keep liquor i from his mother. . . Harold Wheel- I er confesses he struck O'Brien. . . Fort Madison prison guards find, N. H. Evans, lifer they thought | escaped 39 days before, living in a burrow under a small building \ within the prison ... j Officers decide Herman Groot- | veld. Pella trucker, killed wife and daughter, 5, and then died in fire which swept their home . . . Jay Anderson, McGregor WPA worker, his wife and five of their seven children bum to death in their home. . . Legislature passes job insurance bill in 3% days. . . Iowa celebrates Christmas without snow, in warmest temperatures of record. Free Speech. Scott Nearing doesn't believe free speech is doing so well here because our system is slipping. He should try making a speech in favor of Trotsky on some Moscow street corner.—Rocky Mountain News. Briggs Will Direct WPA Operations in Waterloo District COUNCIL BLUFFS, (£>)—Ralph Briggs of Charles City, fifth district director cL WPA operations, will be transferred to the Waterloo WPA office Jan. 1 as director of operations, Emery S. Petty, district director, announced here. Briggs came here six months ago from the Waterloo office. He . be succeeded her* by Leo Hintgen of Sioux City. Peggy Joyce Fiance Dies From Injuries ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, (IP) —Vivian Jackson, fiance of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, died in a hospital here of injuries suffered in a sledding accident. Miss Joyce was slightly hurt. Sidney Davis, cliicf engineer, is shown making an inspection of the transmitter which has just been installed at radio station KGLO. on west edffe of Mason City. To his rear is the frequency monitor and control unit. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) an's report clears Liquor Commis- i program as Roosevelt signs soil sion Chairman Manley in state li- j conservation bill. , . . Rivers in quor seal theft, blamc-s dead com- ! west and south Iowa on rampage Anna Johnston arrested for poi-: potent 1eader_of larrn^ unrest, dies | son murder of Morton's wife. MARCH Snow fails in North Iowa as floods mount in the south. . . . Iowa farmers launch new farm at Excelsior Springs, Mo. Officers find Dan Shine, 60, j Liuieport farmer, shot to death | five days after he married Pearl! Hines, 28, his housekeeper. May- ' nard Lenox, IS, of Dubuque, confesses murder plot, involves Pearl, her aunt, Minnie Hines; Minnie's ..^.~ ~~... : husband, Jim, and Albert Corn- mission employe. . Blizzards : as heavy snow Turns to flood. I wcll _ block railroads and highways. : Iowa supreme court clears H. M. , JUNE. j Mercury hits 24 below. More Cooper, former Iowa liquor com-] lowa ,. cpu bijcans and democrats' blizzards. Schools closr. ,; mission chairman: holds he dicin t ; choose can didates at primaries. . . ', Drifts stall trains. . 36 below : violate state liquor law whm he | Bandits ,. aid Men . iu bank, est: ap- I 7,ero. Directed verdict acquit3 j gave Cedar Rapios mar.^200 s^atc jng wjth Slj200 . . . . Train kills O'Connor of graft conspiracy at! liquor seals.^ Onawa farmers^try Sioux City death in cold. mounts. ^L_iii^jjiicn_» ni :"*•*"•"' — ... Five freeze to ! to drive flocks of geese from their Coal shortage i wheat fields with fireworks. Ruth ! Hathaway, Onawa high school 1 senior fearing blindness, takes | poison, kills self in school locker FEBRUARY. , ,.„ Sub-zero cold holds on. . . New j room. . . . Mrs. Henry Linne of buzzards block roads, spread suf- Clear Lake has a 16 pound son fering. . . , Bert Johnson, 22. . Yorktown farm youth, convicted j of killing father during .Vow '• Year's eve quarrel . , Three bum to death at Bancroft. Blizzards strike again. . . . Trains snowbound. . . . Coal shortage grows worse. . . . Dog team takes three boys at Iowa City as they hunt butterflies along track. . . . Leaking gas in Tama store explodes, wrecking three buildings, injuring 22, three fatally. . , Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Des Moines, addresses Drake university seniors at commencement, "runs legs off" assistant police Jury convicts Floyd Horton . . . ! chief as she visits government ' John "Hammill. former republican projects about Des Moines. ! governor. . dies unexpectedly in Thirteen seized as members of I ' food to "5 miners rnaroor.ed near Jefferson . , . gets life sentence for part in Hor- i , . . Iowa war veterans receive ton poison murder plot; Korton | 41 million dollars on bonus bonds, takes like sentence with "that's j . . . Mercury mounts to 105. . that." Four bandits rob Morning- ' Grasshopper horde invades Iowa. , <;ide State bank at Sioux City of I . , . Ten lowans drown while I Herring induces miners to wors : ^ 29 , _ _ Highway Patrolman j swimming. . . Congressman B. ! ! ?, za , jlbr'an Papc. 29, though fatally i M. Jacobson of Clinton dies i blocked , wounded . kills Saturday shifts. sweeps state. Roads Paroled Bandit again. . . Mrs. Floyd Horton i Roscne B artnn, who shot him, dies in snowbound farm home' near Bedford. . . Neighbors shovel path to carry her body to town. MAY Tornado sweeps through Everly, Miner* work'full"speed" as roads j Milford, Esthervrfle. killing three are opened. . Storm blocks roads again. . 32 below zero, i persons. Cedar Rapids Gazette s Pulitzer prize for its crusade Floyd Horton. Bedford "farmer, i against "corruption ^and^ misgov- and widowed paramour, "" ' ...*.._ T,. .IULY. | Heat wave on. . . Fire sweeps i R e m s o n , Oyens business d i s - j 110 degree heat three I Pearl Hines ! of murder | . Maynard j Lenox pleads guilty, gels 40 years. I tricts. days straight. Shine pleads guilty plot, gets life term. For Proof Read Our Ad on Want Ad YOU will always be first if you drive one of our R. nnd G. 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AUGUST Government places 35 counties in drought area, then brings total I to 45. . . . Rain eases drought and ! heat in centra! Iowa. . . . Roosevelt calls drought confer! cnee in Des Moines. invites Lnn- | don . . . 1,500 patients saved as fire | sweeps section of Mount Pleasant hospital for the insane . . . Temperatures ease off, but drought unbroken . . . $25,000 fire sweeps Lakewood park . . . Bandits raid Carpenter bank, get $1,500 . . . Mercury mounts to 109 again . . . Officers round up $30,000 buttery robbery gang . . . SEPTEMBER Landon and Roosevelt meet at state house with a "how do you do, Mr. President?" and a "how are you governor?" . . . Dr. Howard L. Beye, University of Iowa surgeon, dies, Dr. J. A. Edwards, Oakdale sanitarium chief, fatally injured in highway crash near Marshalltown . . . Ted Fitch, Fort Dodge evangelist, fails to save automobile injured son with prayers ... Heavy rain drenches stale . . . Drought broken, but corn crop cut in half. OCTOBER University of Iowa student editor seeks dry night club for students. Johnson Brigham, 90, state librarian, dies in Des Moines. L. 3. Hill resigns as state WPA administrator . . . FDR speaks at Dubuque, travels across Iowa to Nebraska . . . Landon troops across state . . , Iowa-Illinois play to disappointing tie for University ol Iowa homecomers . . . University officials approve dry night club , . Snow falls in northeast Iowa . . . NOVEMBER Iowa votes democratic, national and state, at the general election . . . N. E. Kendall, former Iowa governor, dies listening to radio election reports . , . Federal supreme court rules out lowm THE SHOE BOX ANNOUNCES SHOE Including Our Entire Stock of Popular Mokes, Such as PORTAGE, TAYLOR-MADE VITALITY, CINDERELLA Shoes. In ALL STYLES—ALL SIZES for MEN, WOMEN and MISSES . . . Truly This Is a ... 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