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January 23, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 23 1936 of the night and were out again early Thursday. The snow, packed high by Wednesday's wind and cold, was not drifting much and motorists were informed they could get through anywhere on pavements. Buses of the Jefferson Transportation company came through on schedule Wednesday night and Thursday morning. With few cars on the · highways drivers were able to cope with whatever drifts there were without difficulty, F. R. Fockler, manager, stated. Trains Were Late. Train service was reported to be practically on time Thursday. The early morning trains were late, however, the 3:30 o'clock Rock Island leaving Mason City at 9:30 oS'clock because it had been unable to get water at several points. Track conditions were reported good, however, and the Great Western due into Mason City at 1:28 o'clock was expected to be on time. The Chicago North Western trains were running about on time, with snowplows clearing tracks at Eagle TOO COLD FOR ICE CENTERVILLE--The local ice plant had'to cease operations until warmer .weather because of frozen pipes. IOWA CITY--The State university heating plant reported it was burning 10 tons of coal an hour. DAVENPORT--With r o a d s over a wide area blocked, the juad-city community faced a serious milk shortage problem. Grove. The M. and St. L. passenger train from the south due into Mason City at 10:05 o'clock was about 30 minutes late. On the Milwaukee railroad the westbound trains were considerably late, No. 3 arriving an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule and No. 11 two and a half hours behind the usual time. A train from the west was only 15 minutes late. Attendance Down. Attendance at the Mason City schools was at a low figure Thursday morning. Supt. R. B. Irons' office, as well as the principals, Secre- tary R. L. James and others connected" with the schools were besieged with telephone calls at an early hour Thursday. "We do know one thing," said Mr. . Irons, "and that is that Mason City · parents want their children to go to 'school. There was every excuse to have the children remain at home today, but it seemed everyone wanted to be in school if we were having classes." Mr. Irons stated he discouraged parents about sending their children Thursday morning, but said regular schedules will be resumed Friday morning. By that time, it was hoped, the weather would have moderated and parents would be given an opportunity to learn the facts about the temperature. · Weathering Storm. A. C. Peters, Cerro Gordo county relief administrator, stated, families on relief were apparently weathering the storm without serious difficulty. Up to Thursday morning no calls of distressed conditions had reached the office of the administration in the old postoffice building. Mr. Peters stated he and his staff remained on duty late Wednesday evening in order to be ready in event an emergency call was received. The cold wave did, however, bring an increased call for coal. Most of the orders for coal and other supplies were handled by telephone. Clinton reported 24 below early Wednesday and a slow rise afterwards. Muscatine and Dubuque reported a -24; Spencer and Boone -22; Davenport -21; Burlington and Ottumwa -20; Council Bluffs -15. Sioux City said its 8 a. m.. -15 was the highest reading in^the last 24 hours. SO Below Normal. "All temperatures over the state," the weatherman said, "still averaged at least 30 degrees below, normal and there's no question but wha ( t Wednesday was the coldest day Iowa has had since 1912 when the mercury hit 47 below at Washta." It was cloudy Thursday morning except in the northeast section and .snow was falling in western Iowa. Sioux City reported an inch, Council Bluffs a half inch. "This snow will move eastward," THIS IS THE OWE JOB i HATE ABOUT HOUSEKEEPING! WASHING DISHES THREE TIMES A DAY rajas OHilDONT MIND DISHWASHING I'LL SAY IT DOES! ITS RICH SUDS^j LOOSEN GREASE LIKE LIGHTNING. ) IT'S EASY ON HANDS, T00y- / ANT for easier washdays and .fl whiter washes--use Rinso's ceamy suds. It's all you need-even in bardat water. Rinso alone soaks clothes much whiter. Clothes last 2 ot 3 times longer. You'll save money. Recom- . mended by the makers of 33 ,, , famous wash- ' ^ ing machines. The biggest selling package soap in America Iowa's Most Distinguished Hotel A Tangney'McGwn Hotel the weatherman said, "as warm air from the Rocky mountain states mixed in with the cold wave bringing Iowa back to more livable tern, peratures." Railroads Behind Time. Railroad traffic still was running far behind time although no trains were reported snowbound. Wednesday a half dozen trains were blockaded by drifts. The wind, which lashed the state Wednesday, died down during the night, giving highway workers a chance to clear away the drifts. Many roads, particularly secondary routes, remained blockaded, however. Buses Start Out. The Des Moines union bus station said its buses, held in the terminal Wednesday night, resumed opera- ion on schedule Thursday morning, adding "that doesn't mean they'll :tay on it." Council Bluffs reported all pas- ;enger trains there three hours late and freights a half day, behind ichedule. Des Moines train dispatchers said .11 trains are running from one to hree hours late. Service on the Milwaukee branch from Des Moines to Spirit Lake, canceled Wednesday ivhen two trains were blocked by nowdrifts, was resumed. James Graham, 15, of Burlington, ame to the Ottumwa police station Wednesday seeking shelter. Given a ilace in the basement of the city all, the boy took off his Bhoes to iscover that his feet had been rozen. Police Thursday were attempting o get the boy a ride in some heat- d vehicle to his home. He said he ad been riding in boxcars enroute rom Joplin, Mo. Stray Dog Is Frozen to Death Standing Up MANCHESTER, Jan. 23. (.«-- Frozen to death standing up. That was the explanation here Thursday of the discovery of a large tray dog which was found frozen o death on a road adjoining the airgrounds here Wednesday. All our feet were on the ground. It was believed the dog had be- ome exhausted in his search for belter and that while standing till he froze to death. Home of the Famous Tropical Koora--Dining Room--Dancing COURT REJECTS SIEGEL APPEAL Former Beer Flat Operator Under 8 Year Sentence for Slaying. DES MO1NES, Jan. 23. £)--The state supreme court today denied the appeal of Joe Siegel, former Sioux City beer flat operator, from his eight year sentence for the slaying of Glenn Gross, alias "Lefty" Havens, in a Sioux City night club fight April 2f, 1934. Siegel had been sentenced by District Judge Robert H. Munger upon conviction of manslaughter but has been at liberty on appeal bond pending the supreme court's decision. A perjury indictment returned against Siegel for testimony he gave the WoodBury county "graft" grand jury in connection with an alleged visit of Atty. . General Edward L. O'Connor to Sioux City was dropped yesterday in the Woodbury county court. In Siegel's appeal from the manslaughter conviction, James W. Kindig, former supreme court justice who represented Siegel, charged misconduct on the part of the lower court. He alleged jury members ,had discussed a newspaper article and had telephoned their friends. The supreme court's opinion, written by Justice Paul W. Richards of Red Oak and concurred in by all the other justices said the alleged misconduct was not prejudicial to the defendant's case. Kindig also contended before the high court that Siegel shot in self defense under belief that Gross was going to shoot him. Kindig said Siegel, who went to the Valley Gardens night club where the slaying took place, with his wife and a relative, knew Gross was armed and quarrelsome. Smart-Looking Fingernails MANICARE prevents bard* horn? entitles Slender · looking fingertips, with big half-moons, give the rrails real smartness and allure. Cbic women now use Counenay's Manicare because it makes fingertips more interesting. First: it prevents tight cuticles that cover up the half- moons. It gives you soft, smooth cuticles. Second: Maoicatc makes cuticle- cutting unnecessary. Cuticles get hard when cut too much. Third: Manicare helps prevent brittle nails that split and break. Fourth: Manicare thoroughly cleans the fingertips and does not disturb polish. Best of all, Manicare is quick, easy and pleasant to apply, Tfllitria Dipt. Mail orJm flltJ Prosecution Nearing Close of Testimony in Trial of Johnson CLARINDA. Jan. 23. UP--The prosecution neared the close of its testimony . today in the trial of Bert Johnson, 22. of Yorktown, charged with fatally shooting his father. Elmer Johnson. Defense conusel expects testimony to require about five days. Mrs. Elmer Johnson testified yesterday that she did not see her son shoot her husband, but she did hear the victim threaten her son after a second shot was fired. The shooting occurred New Year's eve near the Johnson home following a quarrel between the soil: and father when their automobile was stuck in a ditch- "Mrs. Johnson said her Husband took a revolver with him before he left home that day. The youth claims self defense. High Court Has Cases of Traffic Violators LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23. (.?-Police Lieutenant R. L. D. Nord requested dismissal of traffic complaints against Richard Morton, William J. Lyons and J. E. Thompson. "On what grounds?" asked Municipal Judge Newell Carn. "These men are dead, your honor," said Nord. "They were killed in traffic." Battle Flames in 20 Below Weather BURLINGTON, Jan. 23. UP)--In a temperatures of 20 degrees below zero, firemen here early today fought a fire of undetermined origin which destroyed the dairy farm home of T. E. Johnson, just outside the south limits of Burlington .The loss was estimated at about $11,000. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Gets Star Part If You're About Out of Coal . . . Call FULLERTON'S and We'll Be There in a Jiffy! Phone WATCH YOUR COAL BIN! Coal goes rapidly when it's bitter cold. How is your present supply? Phone FULLERTON'S for on-the- minute delivery. And if you want all the Heat you can buy for your money, get FUL- LEKTON Coal. Here you get the Highest Quality Coal your money will buy, no matter what you pay per ton. More real heat for every dollar you spend, at FULLERTON'S. For inviting prices, Phone 3838. SAVE MONEY At Fullerton's! We have . . . Dixie Gem Carbon King Genuine Focahontas White Ash Lump Blue Diamond Lump Glendale Lump and other hinds FULLERTON LUMBER Go. FRANK MELIUS, Manager 13 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 3838 One of the choicest dramatic plums ot the season went to a charming miss of high school age, Cecelia Farlser, who is starred in "Ah, Wilderness!" by Eugene O'Neill. Youth Who Escaped From Jail and Froze Feet Will Lose Them MARYVILLE, Mo.. Jan. 23. UP)-Frank Miller, 21 year old Atchison county youth, froze his feet so badly Saturday night arer escaping from the county jail at Rockport that he will lose both feet. He was in a hospital here today awaiting amputation of the feet and threatened with appendicitis. A trusty, Miller ran away Saturday without an overcoat in 15 below zero weather. Deputies tracked him to Sidney, Iowa, Sunday night. Blind News Dealer Knocked Unconscious and Robbed of $3.30 WATERLOO. Jan. 23. (Jft-- Charles Tracy, 50, filind news dealer, was slugged, knocked unconscious and robbed of 53.30 by a stranger who invaded Tracy's stand in Lincoln park, where he lives, early yesterday. The park adjoins the main business section of the city. The stranger pushed into Tracy's stand with the query, "how soon can I get out of here to Independence?" J. B.^Sibert, watchman in. a nearby building, near£ Tracy's cries for help at 2:30 a. in'., called police, and the. injured man was taken to Presbyterian hospital. Judge Has Lumbago and Delays Trial of Drake Estate Fraud C H I C A G O , Jan. 22. W)--The Drake estate mail fraud trial, scheduled to go into its tenth week yesterday, was postponed until Friday because of an attack of lumbago suffered by Federal Judge Philip L. Sullivan. On call as witnesses Friday were defendants Guy Doty of Lake City, Iowa, and W. A. Peterson of Rockford, 111. Their attorneys said they would testify they believed Elizabethan Sir Francis Drake left a fortune and that investors in the promotion had a chance to share in it. [oke on Firemen Who Laughed at Others AUGUSTA, Ga., Jan. 23. -T)--The firemen thought it was funny when someone stole a radio from police Headquarters. They broke out into laughter when the city council considered buying padlocks for police cars. Then the plans for a new firehouse came up for inspection. The blueprints showed the 42 foot fire truck wouldn't have room to get in or out of its new home. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Senate: Meets at noon to debate Panama canal toll bills. Agriculture committee hears Secretary Wallace and Chester Davis on AAA replacement. Judiciary committee meets. House: Meets at noon to debate def- ficiency appropriation bill. Foreign affairs committee meets on neutrality legislation. Agriculture committee discusses farm bill. WEDNESDAY Senate: Heard eulogy of late Senator Long (D., La.) Foreign relations committee considered neutrality law. House: Passed bonus bill 346 to 59. Foreign affairs committee discussed neutrality legislation. ALL TIME COLD RECORDS FALL Worst Frigid Wave of Many Seasons Grips Eastern Half of Nation. CHICAGO, Jan. 23. GB--Thousands of minute silvery threads shriveled down into thermometer bulbs and froze solid today as all time record low temperatures were shattered in many sectioins. The worst frigid wave of many seasons swept down suddenly from the northwest on the wings of a gale and snuffed out the lives of at least 25 persons in 10 states. Weather bureau forecasts held out little hope for immediaate relief and made even more dire predictions for the eastern half of the nation. Only the west coast and Rocky mountain states and the far south bad anywhere near normal weather. The great midwest belt and the northeastern sections bore the brunt of the subzero wave. Schools Are Closed. The freakish frigidity closed schools and factories, halted automobile traffic, blocked or delayed rail transportation, broke innumerable plate glass windows, caused widespread hardship, innumerable fires, hundreds of traffic accidents and intense suffering for birds and beasts. The weather was not entirely without good for it brought higher prices in the grain and livestock markets, jammed hotels with suburbanites too timid to risk the journeys home, flooded coal and clothing merchants with rush orders and caused a severe shortage in the earmuff, scarf and mitten industries. The cold had little effect on most airlines and schedules generally were maintained. 35 Below Zero. The coldest temperature in the nation yesterday was 55 below zero at International Falls, Minn., on the Canadian border. Ordinary mercury thermometers freeze at 37.9 degrees Fahrenheit, but gas and metallic coil instruments were used to record lower temperatures. School children were marooned in at least nine states. In Ohio 604 pupils were marooned for several hours before half of them were rescued. The other 300 spent the night with 14 teachers in Stauton school, near Troy. There will be no school session for 14,000 Belmont county voungsters and most other rural classrooms will be closed today. Remain Over Night. Near Cynthiana, Ky., 100 children were obliged to remain in . school over night. A school bus was ditched at Pewaukee, Wia., and the children spent the night at nearby farm houses. Janitors of Milwaukee schools were ordered to remain on duty all night to insure warm buildings today. Chicago and many suburban schools were ordered closed. In a country schoolhouse near Waukegan. HI., 20 pupils were held in the building for several hours after the heating plant failed. Some of the younger children were in danger of freezing before deputy sheriffs and state police broke through the snow drifts to rescue them. Schools were closed also in sections of Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Traffic at Standstill. Through bus traffic was at a. virtual standstill in the snow blanketed sections as huge drifts blocked even the main highways. The all time record low temperature for Chicago--a minus 23 degrees established Dec. 24, 1872-stood in danger of being eclipsed as the weather bureau predicted the mercury might drop as low as 25 below. At 7 p. m. (CST) last night the mercury stood at -11 and dropped at the rate of one degree an hour to -18 at 3 a. m. Minneapolis set a new record low in the 45 year old history of the weatner bureau there with a minus 33.5 degrees. 20 Millions Due to Iowa Hog Producers WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. timating more than $20,000,000 is due Iowa corn and hog growers on 1935 corn-hog contracts, R. M. Evans, chairman of the old Iowa corn-hog committee, declared if congress passes the bill to permit repayment of old AAA contracts the majority of Iowa producers would be paid between 60 and 80 days after the money became available. Former lowan Faces Prison for Quarrel Over Bowl of Soup LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 23. (Jft --Donald Rothrock, 40, former Council Bluffs, Iowa, attorney, today faced a possible prison term of 3 to 40 years as a result of his conviction yesterday of the attempted murder of Miss Golt'.a Draper, waitress, with whom he quarreled over the serving of a bowl of soup. Deputy District Attorney Clifford Crail said at the time of sentence he will attempt to introduce evidence concerning an alleged shooting of a policeman in Tombstone, Ariz., 13 years ago, by Rothrock when a county official there. Gillette Plans Probe of Ruling on Whisky WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. (.T-Representative 'Guy M. Gillette (D., Iowa), chairman of the house farm bloc, named a committee to investigate the effects of a treasury ruling removing requirements for use of grain alcohol in whisky blends, declaring he was informed, "this would open up the field to the use of alcohol from other sources such as blackstrap molasses. I was told it might mean the market for from seven to fifteen million bushels of corn would be removed." C O L D ? Do These 2 Things =Instantly! = Baby Is Frozen to Death in His Crib MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23. (/Pi- Raymond Russell Harling, t w o months old son of a WPA worker, froze to death in his crib yesterday because there was no coal to heat the house. Hearse Held Up for Day by Snowdrifts FAIRMONT. Minn., Jan. 23. CSV- A hearse bearing the body of Mrs. Nettie J. Merriman, 79, who died Monday in Minneapolis, proceeded to Graettinger, Iowa, today after being halted here yesterday by drifted roads. PWA Releases Funds for Platte Project WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (.«--The public works administration today I released funds of the Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation district which had been tied up pending an agreement on co-ordination of three PWA power projects in Nebraska. A Simple Method that Anybody Can Follow 1. Take 2 BAYER ASPIBIN Tablets and drink a full tfan of water. Bepeat treatment 111 2 hoon. · If throat Is sore, crush and stir 3 BAYER ASPIRIN tablets in ^ glass , of water. Gargle twice. This eases T HE pictured directions above show perhaps the quickest, simplest and most modern method yet discovered to combat cold and sore throat. Your own doctor will approve this way. Millions of people have discarded "cold killers" and patent nostrums for this modern way. It relieves the average cold almost as fast as you caught it. Note that all you do is this. Two Bayer Aspirin tablets wtln a full glass of water Three Bayer Aspirin tablets, crushed and dissolved in K glass of water as a gargle. 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