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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 10, 1935
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JULY 10 1935 THREE FLAN RITES FOR DROWNED YOUTH Funeral Services Are Set for Thursday for Clarence Stewart, Jr. Funeral services for Clarence Stewart. Jr.. 12, Mason City's second drowning victim within the past two weeks, will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Randall funeral home,' where the body will lie in state Wednesday evening and until the time of the services. The Rev. A. W. Caul of the First Baptist church will be in charge of services. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stewart, 652 Van Buren avenue southwest, drowned while swimming with two companions Tuesday afternoon at the clay pits west of the Mason City Brick and Tile company plants. Marvin Elwood. 14, drowned in the Winnebago river near the American Crystal sugar plant June 30. With Small Companions. . The Stewart boy went swimming with Howard Bell, about 11, and a cousin, Robert Rush. 11. He was the first to enter the water and dove in, came up and wiped the water from his eyes. He again dove but did not come up. His two companions, realizing the boy was probably drowning, summoned aid. The fire department was called at about 3 o'clock, when the boy had been in the water 10 or 15 minutes. Capt. Thomas Keenan and Bod Arnold dove in the waters of the pit which was about nine feet deep where the boy was last seen, and after a few minutes of searching, brought the body to the surface. The boy's body was laid upon the nearest land, a small peninsula extending into a large clay pit. The P. G. and E. company's inhalator was brought into use and firemen worked on the body, giving it artificial respiration. Pronounces Boy Dead. After the men had been working on the body approximately 20 minutes. Coroner J. E. McDonald pronounced the boy dead. A few pulse movements were recorded upon the inhalator bag- during the resusita- tion attempt and some hope was held for the boy's recovery but the movements were only momentarily and finally stopped altogether. T. L. Connor was in charge of the P. G. and E. squad and was assisted by Tim Hilton and W. J. Hughes. Fire Chief Shire was in charge of his squad which was composed of Captain Keenan. Arnold, Leland Finn and Samuel Perkins. Besides his parents, the boy is survived by a brother, Harry Taylor, 7 years old, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Stewart, Mason City, and Mrs. A. A. Reckowsky, Prairie du Chien, Wia He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. The boy was born Aug. 24, 1922, at Mason City. He attended the Grant school and the Baptist church. The boy had resided most of his life in Mason City, \vhere his father is employed at the Mason City Brick and Tile plant. Mrs. W. C. Taylor Suffers Hip Fracture in Crash Near Waterloo. WATERLOO, July 10. (.T)--Condition of Mrs. W. C. Taylor, 62, Algona, who suffered a fracture of the right hip, and other injuries, yesterday afternoon in an automobile collision on highway 63. just north of Waterloo, was reported fair this morning at Allen Memorial hospital. Her nephew, Charles Harvey, 35, Algona, driver of the car, suffered head bruises and his wife, Anna, 31, had a probable fracture of the right shoulder. Their car, headed south, collided with one driven by George Benor- flen, of near Independence, Iowa, ivho was headed north. The Algona :ai' xvas overturned and Mrs. Taylor was thrown over a fence. Fmdiey's Sister Is Cited for Contempt DES MOINES, July 10. (JP--Miss Sieka Findley was cited in district court here for contempt of a court prder issued June 27 directing her to give up t'.:- keys to a safety deposit box maintained by her brother, the late Park A. Findley. former state bu'"!au of investigation :hief. The k.ys were ordered turned over to Mrs. -Grace Findley, whom F"indley married nine days befor» his death. Findley's widow v/as named executor of his estate. French Start First Domestic Airmail PARIS, July 10. (.P--France's Srst domestic airmail service from Paris to provincial cities, was in- mgurated officially today, with 'our planes scheduled to start from we Bourget, the metropolitan air- lort. Writes Obituary and Then Shoots Himself CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 10. T)--Writing that he was "no longer '.ble to work." , .ichard Earl Walker, ·S year old associate editor of the Chattanooga Times, t3'ped out data or hia obituary and shot himself to ieath in the newspaper office. MAYER QUIZZED BY GRAND JURY (Continued From I'aje 1 ) clubrooms here. Carlin is club secretary. McBride, officers said, was present when deputy sheriffs raided the lodge rooms. Raid Detective's Home. Notebooks and letters seized at the home of Police Detective Thomas Dempsey were added to the accumulating pile of material taken in raids for possible presentation before the Woodbury county graft grand jury. The Dempsey records were confiscated by deputy sheriffs Monday at Dempsey's home at the same time a large quantity of letter files, bank statements and a dice game and punch board were removed from the Eagles Lodge clubhouse. Both raids were made on search warrants issued by the district court at the request of grand jury special prosecutors. Filing of a search warrant return late yesterday made known the visit to Dempsey's home. The seizure included notebooks, an income tax report, an assessment roll and receipts. The warrants were issued on proof of an affidavit given by State Representative J. W. Moore of Sioux City. SEE SHOWERS AS LIKELY IN STATE Predict "Continued Warm" for Thursday by Des Moines Bureau. DES MOINES, July 10. (/T)--The weather bureau predicted today that thunder will continue to rumble over Iowa tonight and tomorrow with accompanying thundershowers. "Continued warm," was the temperature prediction, which means high temperatures would probably be in the high eighties or low nineties. The high reported yesterday from weather bureau stations was 92 at Omaha and Burlington. The low was 65 at Cedar Rapids. With the exception of DCS Moines and Sioux City, all weather stations reported clear skies this morning, hut thunderstorms can change all this quickly, the weather' bureau said. Des Moines had a light shower this morning. ADMINISTRATION WINS TVA BALLOT (Continued J'rnm 1« KC 1) vestigation of Pearson's insular government- Cut Short Debate. A threat to suspend the hearings cut short another heated political debate over President Roosevelt's tax program before the house ways and means committee. Attorney General Cummings told the house banking committee that the government has a constitutional right to forbid damage suits against it arising from devaluation of the dollar. Secretary Swanson announced that the navy's building program for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 1936, would include 12 destroyers and six submarines, and possibly a battleship. After surveying American foreign policy before and since the World war with Secretary Hull, the senate foreign relations committee tentatively decided today to appoint a joint study with a state department group before taking definite action on "neutrality" legislation. The meeting was behind closed doors. Boys Playing With Matches Start Fire Costing Half Million HAMAR, NORWAY, July 10. (J)_ A fire, started by two boys playing with matches, Tuesday reduced the central business section of this ciy. to ashes. The loss was estimated at 2,000,000 kroner--about 5500,000. VOLCANO IN JAVA BEGINS EROPTING Explosion of Krakatoa in 1883 Claimed Lives of 36,000 Persons. BATAVIA. Java, July 10. (.fl-The volcano Krakatoa, which exploded in 1883 killing 36,000 persons, began a series of eruptions today. The eruptions were occurring at two minute intervals, and lava was spumed to a height of about 2,500 feet. The coast watch maintained by the Netherlands government doubled its arrangements for safety precautions and ordered warnings to be sent out by tom-toms through the inland regions should the eruptions, in its opinion, become dangerous. It was reported the small island of Anakrakatau has disappeared. Old Time Resident of Marshall County Takes His Own Life MARSHALLTOWN. July 10. f/Pl-- Firing two bullets through his body from a 38 caliber revolver. Freeman S. Perry of demons, 78 years old, an old time resident of Marshall county, ended his life Tuesday morning at the home of his son, L. A. Perry. Long continued ill health is believed to have been the cause of act. Prestholt Now Partner in Business at Fertile FERTILE, July 10.--George Prest- holt, who has been operating a meat market at Joice, has sold out and moved with his family to Fertile and entered into partnership with Mort Haugen in the meat market. Mr. Prestholt will have charge of the shop when Mr. Haugen will continue his route in the bologna business. Roberta Woelfer President. ROCKFORD. July 10.--The Epworth league of the Methodist church met Sunday evening and made plans for their annual encampment at Clear Lake July 22 to 2S. Officers were elected for the coming year and are: President, Roberta Woelfer; vice presidents, Mar v garet Wilke, Esther Bowen, Bessie Newberry and Anna Magilton; secretary and treasurer, Leroy Smith. Spending Week's Vacation. ROCKWELL -- Clifford Yarrow and girl friend from Valllsca. are spending a week's vacation at the Marshal Yarrow hme. First Triplets Born in Iowa This Year A young farm couple living near Bankslon in Dubuque county arc Hie proud parents of the first triplets horn in Iowa this year. The parents are Mr. anil Mrs. George Miller. The triplets, Jean, Joan and John, reading left to right, are pictured above. They \vcrci born M.'iy 17 but no picture could be taken until last week. The babies are all "fine and dandy." (Iowa Daily Press Photo) MODIFY PLAN TO Committee Drafts Proposal of Harrop for Farmer- Labor Convention. OMAHA, July 10. OP)--A modified draft of the originally drastic share-the-wealth plan advanced by Roy M. Harrop, national chairman, received touches in committee today for presentation to the national Farmer-Labor party convention, scheduled to close tomorrow. The proposals of Harrop, which included advocacy of a minimum income of ?2,500 a year for every American family by sharp leveling of wealth, emerged from committee as toned down resolutions which declared for non-interference with large fortune "secured by legitimate means." The swing toward a more conservative platform represented a compromise with the views of Norman Baker, Laredo, Tex., former Iowa gubernatorial candidate, Baker, himself a radio station operator or means, denounced talk of confiscation of "honestly earned wealth" as "foolish." The resolutions approve "greater flexibility of postal savings banks;" free use of press and radio; a monthly bonus payment for veterans: financial assistance to youth for an education, and Baker's plan of agriculture relief which sharply opposes government control or intervention. The formal opening of the con- Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate: Decides whether to insist, on mandatory abolition of certain utility holding companies. Audit committee considers $150,000 investigation of lobbying. House: Works toward final vote on TVA amendments. Rules committee investigates lobbying on utilities. TUESDAY: Senate: Agreed to send utilities bill to senate-house conference, but deferred instructions to conferees. House: Debated TVA. Rules committee opened lobbying inquiry. vention awaited completion of the proposed platform. The session, conducted so far in committees, has been attended by fewer than 20' delegates. Liquor Dealers Lose Church Membership SPARTANBURG, N. Car., July 10 (/T)--Members of the First Baptist church of Spartanburg cannot engage in the manufacture or sale or liquor and retain their church memberships under a resolution passed recently by the congregation. Licensed liquor Stores are operating here now for the first time in many years. FAILTODECI State Railroad Commission Engineer Reports on June 13 Crash. DES MOJNES. July 10. (/T)--H. A. Franklin, Iowa railroad commission engineer, reported to the commission that investigation of the train collision at Morning Sun June 13, has failed to determine a reason for the accident. One person was killed and 13 injured in the collision between a Rock Island passenger, train ar.d a M. St. L. freight train at a track crossing. Franklin stated the "engineer of the Rock Island Irian declared he had a clear signal, which the lire- man confirmed." He reported further, however, in citing testimony of railroad em- ployes, that "there is reason to believe beyond much question of doubt that M. St. L. train 95 did have a clear signal and that Rock Island Train No. 63 did not have a clear signal." His report said "it is quite clearly established the M. St. L. train first entered upon thecontrol circuit of the automatic interlocking plant. Under normal conditions signal indications should have been displayed to permit the movement of this train over the crossing and dossing signals on the Rock Island should have held at stop. "Also it is not apparent why En- neer Herman (Rock Island train} 1* did not see the M. St. L. train as ie closely approached the dossing. Hie range of normal vision should lave included this train." Thieves Break Into Place at New Hampton; Probe Is Made by Officers. NEW HAMPTON, July 10.-Thieves broke into the Mikkelson Motor company's garage here Wednesday morning. They stole .*?250 worth of merchandise. Officers arc investigating. Thieves also stole a 1334 Plymouth automobile owned by C. A. Upham from the Mikkelson garage. Upham is manager of the state iiquor store here. HOWARD COUNTY PICNIC FRIDAY Farmers' Groups Will Meet at Cresco; Kelehan to Give Address. CRESCO. July 10.--Howard county Fa;in Bureau. Farmers Cream- cry, United Shippers, and the Farm Bureau Service company will hold their annual [armors' picnic and program at Cresco Friday. Louis Kelehan of Des Moines will be the orator oC the day. and other speakers arc scheduled for the occasion. Committees are it charge of the program, sports and general arrangements and a large attendance of farmers from over the county is expected. 20 Policemen Battle Holdup Gang, Shoot One, Capture Others NEWARK, N. J., July 10. I.T)-- Twenty policemen nattled an alleged holdup gang of five men and a woman at the Hudson river tube station today, shooting one man and capturing the six. Two truckloadg of radio tubes and motors, stolen from a garage were recovered. The men were charged with robbery, carrying concealed weapons and fleeing from justice. The girl was held on a statutory charge. ADMINISTRATION NOT SO POPULAR National Demo Committee Says Issues Confusing Some of People. WASHINGTON. July 10. Iff)--Reports that the Roosevelt administration's popularity has dwindled "temporarily" in parts of New York state and New England since the supreme court's NRA decision have reached headquarters of the democratic national committee. This information came today from W. Forbes Morgan, secretary of the committee, who said: "West of the Hudson river the president's popularity is as strong as- ever. Some of the people in the northeast, perhaps, are a bit confused on the issues. Of course he is basically as strong as ever throughout the country." Asked to explain the situation in the northeast Morgan said "most of our enemies are located there and they have been sniping at us." Besides th e NRA decision, the textile situation and the controversy over the processing tax in New England are involved in the campaign of attack, Morgan said. The secretary, who helps keep tabs on public sentiment for the committee, disclosed that he had discussed the matter "very briefly" with President Roosevelt this week. Dissolve Polish Parliament. WARSAW, July 10. UP)--President Moscicki today decreed the dissolution of parliament on the basis of the new electoral law which became effective today. Blaze in Wisconsin Brought Under Control After Oil Blasts. CAMPBELLSPORT. wis.. July 10. (/P--An oil explosion and fire that for two hours threatened to destroy the business section of Camp- beilsport, a village of 1,000 population in Fond du Lac county, was brought under control early today. One man was reported seriously injured in the blast that occurred about midnight while highway crews were heating nine tanks of road oil in preparation for spreading today. The Chicago and North Western railway station, a frame structure, was blown up and the flames spread to adjoining buildings. Jack Whealon received serious bums on the face, neck and chest. He was standing with Cleni Nett, 42. on an oil tank car at the time of the explosion. Nett was uninjured. The most serious hazard was the bulk station of the Standard Oil company where 200,000 gallons of gasoline were stored. The station is about 200 feet from where the explosion occurred. When the northbound passenger traiti pulled in, the engine was used to draw undamaged cars from the i blazing area. | 5 1M5, Liccm i Mvais Toucco Co. --that's just the 1935 way of saying what Chesterfields have been saying for years ... Chesterfields do about everything a cigarette ought to do. Chesterfields have TASTE--yes plenty of it. But not too strong. And Chesterfields are MILD-but they're not insipid or flat, Chesterfields ff go to town"

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